EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 7/1/2017 1:00:00 AM

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  ABA LEAGUE  



Mornar Bar lands Brandis Raley-Ross, ex Beroe - by Eurobasket News

KK Mornar Basket Bar (Erste Liga) tabbed 30-year old American guard Brandis Raley-Ross (191-92kg-87, college: S.Carolina). He played most recently at Beroe in Bulgarian NBL league. Raley-Ross managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 26 NBL games he averaged impressive 15.6ppg, 4.7rpg, 4.0apg and 1.3spg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league final. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Raley-Ross also played 11 games in Balkan League where he had 14.2ppg, 5.3rpg, 5.0apg and 1.4spg. He contributed to his team winning the Balkan League championship (twice). A very impressive season as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Balkan League 2nd Team. The other team Raley-Ross played that season for was another team Erie Bay Hawks in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen. In 9 games he recorded 4.3ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.1apg. He contributed to his team winning the league title (twice). Impressive indeed as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and selected to 1st Team.
Last year (six years after he left the college) Raley-Ross was drafted by Erie BayHawks (D-League) in sixth round (98th overall).
The former University of South Carolina standoutis in his eighth season in pro basketball.
Raley-Ross is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Estonia (Kalev/Cramo, BC Rakvere and TLU/Kalev), Greece (Panelefsiniakos), Lithuania (Lietkabelis) and Slovakia (Iskra Svit).

KK Mornar Basket Bar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nemanja Vranjes
Brandis Raley-Ross
Marko Mugosa

Centers:
Radoje Vujosevic
Vukota Pavic

Coach: Mihailo Pavicevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mornar Bar signs Strahinja Micovic - by Eurobasket News

KK Mornar Basket Bar (Erste Liga) signed 25-year old Serbian forward Strahinja Micovic (205-92). He played last season at Igokea in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. Micovic managed to play in three leagues last year. In 15 Division I games he had 12.5ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.6apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Micovic also played 26 games in ABA League where he recorded 11.5ppg and 3.1rpg. And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 14.0ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.0bpg.
The previous (15-16) season Micovic played at Borac in Serbian KLS. In 32 games he got impressive 15.4ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.0apg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention.
He has played also professionally for other Serbian teams like BKK Radnicki, OKK Beograd and FMP Beograd.

KK Mornar Basket Bar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nemanja Vranjes
Brandis Raley-Ross
Marko Mugosa

Forward:
Strahinja Micovic

Centers:
Radoje Vujosevic
Vukota Pavic

Coach: Mihailo Pavicevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Montenegro



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  AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS  


Tunisia and Senegal to co-host FIBA AfroBasket 2017 - by Eurobasket News

FIBA Africa confirmed on Friday night that Tunisia and Senegal will jointly host FIBA AfroBasket 2017 from September 8-16. The 16 participating teams will be divided into four groups of four in the Group Phase (September 8-10), with Senegal's capital city of Dakar hosting two groups and Tunisia's capital city of Tunis hosting the other two. The top two teams from each group will advance to Tunis, which will also host the Final Phase (Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and Finals) from September 14-16. The bottom two teams from each group in the Group Phase will be knocked out of the competition. The participating teams are: Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic (CAF), Cote d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Guinea, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia and Uganda.
Courtesy of: fiba.com



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  ANGOLA  


Angolan U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Eric Amandio
Amandio
Silvio de Sousa
de Sousa
Geraldo Santos
Santos
Jonatao Ndjungu
Ndjungu
Childe Dundao
Dundao
#e#5
4Eric Amandio 191-PG-98 West Oaks Academy USA
5Childe Dundao 167-G-98 Petroleos Angola
6Silvio de Sousa 204-PF-98 IMG Academy USA
7Selton Miguel 194-F-00 West Oaks Academy USA
8Geraldo Santos 187-PG-98 Vila Clotilde Angola
10Rifen Miguel 202-PF-99 Impact Academy USA
11Jonatao Ndjungu 203-C-98 Interclube Angola
12Milton Valente 198-F-98 1 De Agosto Angola
14Tarcio Domingos 194-PG-98 1 De Agosto Angola
15Cristiano Xavier 198-F-98 Petroleos Angola
16Levy Miguel 190-G Casper CC USA
17Melvyn Da Silva 198-F-99 Vichy Clermont France

Raul Duarte Head Coach Lusiada Angola
Joaquim Pinto Assistant 1 De Agosto Angola
Jose Pontes Assistant



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  ARGENTINA  


Argentinian U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Leonardo Lema
Lema
Facundo Corvalan
Corvalan
Santiago Vaulet
Vaulet
Leandro Cerminato
Cerminato
Lautaro Berra
Berra
#e#5
1Francisco Caffaro 213-C-00 BA CoE Australia
5Leonardo Lema 201-F/G-98 Atenas Argentina
7Facundo Corvalan 188-G-98 Weber Bahia Argentina
8Matias Solanas 192-G-98 La Union Argentina
9Luca Valussi 198-F-98 Obras Basket Argentina
10Lautaro Lopez 188-PG-99 San Lorenzo Argentina
11Santiago Vaulet 193-G-98 Weber Bahia Argentina
12Santiago Bruera 206-F/C-98 Instituto Argentina
13Leandro Cerminato 201-PF-98 San Lorenzo Argentina
15Lautaro Berra 208-C/F-98 Obras Basket Argentina
16Mateo Chiarini 188-G/F-98 Atenas Argentina
20Maximiliano Andreatta 210-PF-98 Harcum CC USA

Maximiliano Seigorman Head Coach Instituto Argentina
Mariano Marcos Assistant
Gustavo Sandrini Assistant



Instituto hires coach Facundo Muller - by Eurobasket News

Instituto Atletico Central Cordoba (LigaA) inked 44-year old coach Facundo Muller from Libertad Sunchales.
Muller was coaching Argentinian Senior National Team between 2011 and 2014.
He has coached previously two other teams: Ben Hur and Olimpico de La Banda.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Peralta is back at San Isidro - by Eurobasket News

San Isidro San Francisco (TNA) signed 22-year old power forward Jose Peralta (202-95). It is actually his comeback to San Francisco as he has played here before. Peralta played last season at Sportivo Escobar in the TFB.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Albano Chiarastella signs at Angelico Biella - by Eurobasket News

Angelico Biella (Serie A2) landed 32-year old naturalized Argentinian forward Albano Chiarastella (199-85, agency: Octagon Europe) from Moncada Solar Agrigento. Chiarastella has played there for the last six years. In 26 Serie A2 games he averaged 6.8ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.5apg last season.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Italian LNP Gold in 2015. Chiarastella received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian Nazionale A Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
He has played previously for four other teams: Bernalda, Potenza, Massafra and Salerno.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Delia re-signs at UCAM Murcia - by Eurobasket News

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB (Liga Endesa) confirmed in their roster 25-year old Argentinian international center Marcos Delia (211-92). He is a dual citizen owning also Italian passport. Delia played there last season. In 32 Liga Endesa games he recorded 5.7ppg and 3.3rpg. He also played 14 games in Eurocup where he averaged 3.6ppg and 2.6rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Delia played at Obras Basket in Argentinian LigaA. In 59 games he had 11.4ppg, 7.2rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to make it to the cup final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Delia was voted Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA 6th Man of the Year back in 2014.
He has been also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. Delia has regularly played for Argentinian senior team since 2011 and previously for U19 National Team in 2011.
He represented Argentina at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 2.2ppg, 3.0rpg.
Delia has played previously for two other Argentinian teams: Boca Juniors and Lanus.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Expected to become "the next Fabricio Oberto", he's a prosimising inside player, who plays very well in the low post and runs the court well. An hustler in the paint, has scoring skills until mid-range. Good upside for the 4 postion too.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  AUSTRALIA  


Patty Mills to re-sign with Spurs on 4-year, $50 million deal - by Eurobasket News

Free-agent guard Patrick Mills (6'0''-PG-88, college: St.Mary's, CA) has agreed to a four-year, $50 million contract to return to the San Antonio Spurs, league sources told ESPN. San Antonio has prioritized re-signing its own players, and the Spurs held off significant interest from the Brooklyn Nets, league sources said. As veteran point guard Tony Parker (6'2''-PG-82) recovers from a ruptured left quadriceps tendon, Mills delivers San Antonio backcourt stability until Parker returns at full strength as expected early next season. The Spurs now will turn their attention to re-signing center Pau Gasol (7'0''-F/C-80) and restricted free-agent forward Jonathon Simmons. Mills, 28, became one of San Antonio's highest priorities among its own free agents after Parker was hurt during the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets. The uncertainty regarding a timetable for Parker's return combined with the inexperience of rising second-year man Dejounte Murray, who is just 20, pushed the Spurs into a situation where they wanted to keep a veteran at point guard. Mills has connected on at least 40 percent of his 3-pointers in four of his six seasons with the Spurs. He knocked down 41.3 percent of those shots during the 2016-17 campaign. Still, Mills found difficulty producing during the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors, averaging 7.8 points and 3.3 assists while making just 21.7 percent of his shots from long range. Mills is the closest friend on the current roster to veteran Manu Ginobili (6'6''-G-77, agency: Interperformances), who hasn't yet made a decision about whether to retire. Mills averaged career highs in minutes (21.9) and assists (3.5) this past season, while averaging 9.5 points. In the playoffs, Mills produced double figures in scoring in eight of 16 outings, and he twice notched 20-point outings. Mills was ranked No. 14 on the list of top available free agents this offseason compiled by ESPN's Kevin Pelton.
Courtesy of: espn.com



Travis Trice joins Bullets - by Eurobasket News

Brisbane Bullets (NBL) agreed terms with 24-year old American point guard Travis Trice (183-77kg-93, college: Michigan State). He played last season at Westchester Knicks (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 9 games he had very impressive stats: 21.1ppg, 3.6rpg and 6.4apg. Trice also played that season for Cairns Taipans where in 26 NBL games he recorded 14.6ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.5apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Australiabasket.com All-Australian NBL Honorable Mention. Trice also spent pre-season at the Knicks in NBA that year.
He played in the final of Big Ten Tournament in 2015.
Trice graduated from Michigan State in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @AgentAra)

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South West Metro Pirates sign Jeremy Kendle, ex Canterbury - by Hugh McAuliffe

South West Metro Pirates (QBL) signed 29-year old American guard Jeremy Kendle (186-88, college: Bellarmine). He played this summer at Canterbury in New Zealand NBL league. In 19 games he had very impressive stats: 20.6ppg, 5.3rpg, 5.4apg and 1.2spg. Kendle helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was voted Australiabasket.com All-New Zealand NBL Import Player of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team. The last season he played at Bullets (also in NBL) where in 7 games he recorded 11.0ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.4apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted Australiabasket.com All-New Zealand NBL Import Player of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Kendle was voted Australiabasket.com All-Australian QBL Player of the Year in 2015.
He has played on four different continents (Europe, Australia, Africa and of course North America). Kendle has played previously professionally in Morocco (Wydad Athletic Club Casablanca), Switzerland (Massagno) and Australia (Toowoomba Mountaineers and Bendigo Braves).
He attended Bellarmine University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  AUSTRIA  


Bryce Douvier (ex Ovarense) agreed terms with Treviglio - by Eurobasket News

Blu Basket Gruppo Remer Treviglio (Serie A2) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American (has also Austrian passport) forward Bryce Douvier (201-104kg-91, college: Texas A&M-CC). He played most recently at Ovarense Dolce Vita in Portuguese LPB league. In 34 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.3ppg, 9.2rpg (#2 in the league), 1.2apg and 1.0spg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Portuguese LPB All-Star Game.
Douvier played in the final of Southland Conference Tournament in 2016.
He graduated from Texas A&M - Corpus Christi in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Blu Basket Gruppo Remer Treviglio roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alan Voskuil
Luca Cesana

Forwards:
Bryce Douvier
Andrea Pecchia

Coach: Adriano Vertemati

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Italy



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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


Louis Labeyrie is a newcomer at Strasbourg - by Eurobasket News

Strasbourg IG Basket (ProA) added to their roster 25-year old international power forward Louis Labeyrie (209-91kg-92) from Paris-Levallois. Labeyrie has played there for the last three years. In 35 ProA games he recorded 10.6ppg and 8.7rpg (leader !!!) last season. Labeyrie helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA 1st Team and All-Domestic Players Team.
Three years ago he was drafted by Indiana Pacers (NBA) in second round (57th overall).
Labeyrie's team won French Cup in 2013.
He has been also a member of French international program for some years. Labeyrie played for French senior team this year and previously for U19 National Team back in 2010.
He represented France at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. Labeyrie's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 6 games: 11.3ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 58.5%, FT: 37.5%.
Labeyrie has played previously for two other teams: Hyeres-Toulon and Provence Basket.

Strasbourg IG Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pape Sy
Paul Lacombe
Ludovic Beyhurst

Forwards:
Jeremy Leloup
Olivier Cortale

Centers:
Louis Labeyrie
Mouhammadou Jaiteh
Marc Kwedi

Coach: Vincent Collet

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketeurope)

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Woodley starts his pro career at Sigal Prishtina - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Sigal Prishtina (SuperLeague) agreed terms with 23-year old American guard Zeek Woodley (188-95kg-94). Woodley just graduated from Northwestern State University (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 14 games he had very impressive stats: 19.2ppg and 3.5rpg last season.
As mentioned above Woodley is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Southland Conference Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). Woodley was also voted NABC All-District 23 1st Team in 2016 at his college time.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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UCAM Murcia keeps Soko for another season - by Eurobasket News

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB (Liga Endesa) re-signed 26-year old British ex-international power forward Ovie Soko (201-100kg-91, college: Duquesne). He played there last season. In 9 Liga Endesa games he averaged 6.3ppg and 3.2rpg. Soko also played 5 games in Eurocup where he had 5.6ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.0apg.
He ended the previous (2015-16) season at Enel Brindisi in Italian Serie A. In three games he recorded 6.3ppg and 1.3rpg. But the most of that year Soko spent at Aiolos Trikallon in Greek A1. In 18 games he was second best scorer with impressive 16.7ppg and got 7.7rpg (#3 in the league), 2.3apg and 1.8spg (in top 3).
His team won C-USA Regular Season in 2011.
Soko also represented United Kingdom at the European Championships U20 Division B in Austria seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: Score-4 (19.1ppg), 6.3rpg, 2.0apg, Steals-3 (2.3spg), FGP: 58.5%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 56.6%.
Soko has played also professionally in France (Boulazac Basket).
He attended University of Duquesne until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Delia re-signs at UCAM Murcia - by Eurobasket News

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB (Liga Endesa) confirmed in their roster 25-year old Argentinian international center Marcos Delia (211-92). He is a dual citizen owning also Italian passport. Delia played there last season. In 32 Liga Endesa games he recorded 5.7ppg and 3.3rpg. He also played 14 games in Eurocup where he averaged 3.6ppg and 2.6rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Delia played at Obras Basket in Argentinian LigaA. In 59 games he had 11.4ppg, 7.2rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to make it to the cup final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Delia was voted Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA 6th Man of the Year back in 2014.
He has been also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. Delia has regularly played for Argentinian senior team since 2011 and previously for U19 National Team in 2011.
He represented Argentina at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 2.2ppg, 3.0rpg.
Delia has played previously for two other Argentinian teams: Boca Juniors and Lanus.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Expected to become "the next Fabricio Oberto", he's a prosimising inside player, who plays very well in the low post and runs the court well. An hustler in the paint, has scoring skills until mid-range. Good upside for the 4 postion too.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



Brussels sign K.T. Harrell, ex Mens Sana 1871 - by Eurobasket News

Basic-Fit Brussels (Euromillions League) signed 25-year old American guard K.T. Harrell (193-96kg-92, college: Auburn). He played last season at Mens Sana 1871 Siena in Italian Serie A2. In 30 games he had very impressive stats: 19.3ppg, 3.1rpg and 3.6apg. Great season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Harrell played at Akhisar Bld in Turkish TBL where in 32 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 16.6ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.5apg.
Harrell has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
His team made it to the SEC Tournament Semifinals in 2015.
Harrell graduated from Auburn University in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

Basic-Fit Brussels roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Guy Muya
Domien Loubry
Augustas Peciukevicius
K.T. Harrell
Niels Foerts

Forwards:
Aleksander Lichodzijewski
Osvaldas Matulionis
Jeremy Simmons
Maxime Depuydt

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELGIUM  


Brussels sign K.T. Harrell, ex Mens Sana 1871 - by Eurobasket News

Basic-Fit Brussels (Euromillions League) signed 25-year old American guard K.T. Harrell (193-96kg-92, college: Auburn). He played last season at Mens Sana 1871 Siena in Italian Serie A2. In 30 games he had very impressive stats: 19.3ppg, 3.1rpg and 3.6apg. Great season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Harrell played at Akhisar Bld in Turkish TBL where in 32 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 16.6ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.5apg.
Harrell has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
His team made it to the SEC Tournament Semifinals in 2015.
Harrell graduated from Auburn University in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

Basic-Fit Brussels roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Guy Muya
Domien Loubry
Augustas Peciukevicius
K.T. Harrell
Niels Foerts

Forwards:
Aleksander Lichodzijewski
Osvaldas Matulionis
Jeremy Simmons
Maxime Depuydt

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Antwerp lands Dave Dudzinski, ex Steaua CSM - by Eurobasket News

Port of Antwerp Giants (Euromillions League) tabbed 25-year old American power forward Dave Dudzinski (206-103kg-92, college: Holy Cross, agency: Inception Sports). He played most recently at Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 39 games he averaged 13.1ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.6apg last season. Dudzinski helped them to make it to the final. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League 1st Team. Dudzinski also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 13.8ppg, 7.8rpg, 1.7apg and 1.7spg.
The previous (15-16) season Dudzinski played at BC Siauliai in Lithuanian LKL. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 40 LKL games he recorded 11.7ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.0spg. Dudzinski also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 11.0ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.0apg. He also played 8 games in Baltic League where he got 14.4ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg. Dudzinski contributed to his team winning the Baltic League championship (twice).
He has played also professionally in Italy (Agrigento).
Dudzinski attended College of Holy Cross until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
He is described as: Has a good combination of size and skill; Can play both inside and outside.

Port of Antwerp Giants roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dennis Donkor
Tyler Kalinoski
Thomas Akyazili

Forwards:
Dave Dudzinski
Hans Vanwijn

Center:
Ismael Bako

Coach: Roel Moors

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BOSNIA  


Union Tours sign Zlatko Jovanovic, ex Spars Sarajevo - by Eurobasket News

Union Tours Metropole Basket (NM2) signed 33-year old Bosnian ex-international point guard Zlatko Jovanovic (181-85kg-84, agency: BeoExcell). He played last season at Spars Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. In 19 games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 16.7ppg and averaged 2.4rpg and 3.4apg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Honorable Mention. Jovanovic also played that season for Naft Abadan (Superleague) in Iran where in 6 games he had very remarkable stats: 15.3ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.3apg and 1.3spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Jovanovic was voted Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League 1st Team back in 2012. He was a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina Senior National Team back in 2009.
Jovanovic is quite experienced player. He has played in five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Jovanovic has played previously professionally in Hungary (Falco KC Szombathely), Romania (BC Timisoara), Serbia (Vojvodina Srbijagas and Jedinstvo Novi Becej) and Iran (Kashan).
He could be described: Zlatko is a hard-working point guard with a great attitiude. True floor leader, extremely intensive defensively and still has enough energy to lead the team. Good at pick and roll and can drive and shoot from it.

Union Tours Metropole Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tony Ramphort
Zlatko Jovanovic
Amy M'Boma

Forwards:
Vladimir Matic
Aziz Dia
Bruno Cingala-Mata

Center:
Julien Lesieu

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BRAZIL  


Nene reaches four-year deal to remain with Rockets, sources say - by Eurobasket News

Veteran center Nene Hilario (6'11''-C-82) has agreed to a four-year, $15 million deal to re-sign with the Houston Rockets, according to a league source. A source said the deal was done using Nene Hilario's non-Bird rights owned by Houston, preserving the Rockets' biannual and midlevel exceptions. Nene, 34, served as a valuable reserve center for the Rockets after signing for the cap-room exception last season. He averaged 9.1 points and 4.2 rebounds in 17.9 minutes per game, shooting a career-best 61.7 percent from the floor. Nene's numbers improved in the playoffs (10.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 70.6 field goal percentage), but his postseason ended prematurely due to a torn left adductor suffered during Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals against the San Antonio Spurs. The injury did not require surgery. Nene Hilario has averaged 12.0 points and 6.3 rebounds during his 15-year career with the Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards and Rockets. He has struggled with injuries throughout his career, as his 67 games played last regular season matched his most since 2010-11. The Houston Chronicle first reported the terms of the deal.
Courtesy of: espn.com



Botafogo clinch Liga Ouro title - by Eurobasket News

Botafogo - Joinville 90:68

Botafogo celebrated Liga Ouro title. They outgunned Joinville in the decisive fifth game of the championship series. Jamaal Smith (175-PG-85, college: N.Mexico) came up with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists to pace the champions. Roberto Ferreira (196-F/C-79, college: SUNO) contributed 14 points and 7 rebounds for Botafogo. Wesley Russell (193-G-93, college: Ohio Christian) accounted for 10 points in the victory. Botafogo went on a 14:2 run to open the game. Joinville however picked up the tempo in the second term. They pulled within a single point at halftime 40:41. But Botafogo went on a strong rally in the second half to roll to the victory. Maxwell Dias (198-SF-91) responded with 21 points for Joinville.



Bulls To Sign Felicio To Four-Year Deal - by Eurobasket News

The Bulls have come to terms with restricted free agent Cristiano Felicio (6'9''-C/F-92, college: Oregon), Shams Charania of The Vertical tweets. The soon-to-be 25-year-old big man averaged 4.8 points and 4.7 rebounds per game for the Bulls last season. Per Charania, the deal will be worth $32MM over four years. That should give Chicago more than enough time to gauge what sort of player they have in Felicio. At this point Felicio is regarded as a potentially valuable reserve, although there doesn't appear to be any rush to throw him into significantly more minutes any time soon. His ability to serve as a big, defensive presence, however, was enough to convince Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg to let him close some games during the 2016/17 season. Now that the Bulls have moved on from veterans Jimmy Butler and Rajon Rondo, the rebuild is officially underway. With that in mind, the Brazilian center will likely get more than enough opportunities to show just what he's capable of.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



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Zalgiris land Dee Bost - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Defending champion B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL) landed 28-year old Bulgarian international point guard Dee Bost (188-80kg-89, college: Mississippi State, agency: BeoBasket). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Bost played most recently at AS Monaco Basket in French ProA. In 37 games he averaged 12.9ppg, 3.1rpg, 5.3apg and 1.1spg last season. He helped them to win the cup and end the regular season at the top position. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA 2nd Team. Bost also played 19 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 12.7ppg, 3.7rpg, 4.0apg and 1.4spg. He contributed to his team making it to the Basketball Champions League Final Four. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Bost played at Stelmet in Polish TBL. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 42 TBL games he recorded 10.6ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.9apg and 1.5spg (in top 5). Bost contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) and the Supercup (also twice). Impressive indeed as was selected to Eurobasket.com Polish League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Bost also played 10 games in Euroleague where he got 8.4ppg, 1.6rpg, 3.5apg and 1.4spg. He also played 10 games in Eurocup where he got 11.6ppg, 3.8rpg, 5.4apg and 1.7spg. Bost contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements Bost received Eurobasket.com All-Montenegrin League Import Player of the Year award back in 2013.
He also represented Bulgaria at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. But his stats at that event were not that impressive as he did not score anything.
Bost is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in five different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Bost has played previously professionally in Turkey (Trabzonspor), Venezuela (Trotamundos), NBA (Utah Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers), NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars) and Montenegro (Buducnost).
He attended Mississippi State until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dee Bost
Vasilije Micic
Paulius Valinskas

Forwards:
Royce O'Neale
Aaron White

Center:
Brandon Davies

Coach: Sarunas Jasikevicius

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mornar Bar lands Brandis Raley-Ross, ex Beroe - by Eurobasket News

KK Mornar Basket Bar (Erste Liga) tabbed 30-year old American guard Brandis Raley-Ross (191-92kg-87, college: S.Carolina). He played most recently at Beroe in Bulgarian NBL league. Raley-Ross managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 26 NBL games he averaged impressive 15.6ppg, 4.7rpg, 4.0apg and 1.3spg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league final. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Raley-Ross also played 11 games in Balkan League where he had 14.2ppg, 5.3rpg, 5.0apg and 1.4spg. He contributed to his team winning the Balkan League championship (twice). A very impressive season as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Balkan League 2nd Team. The other team Raley-Ross played that season for was another team Erie Bay Hawks in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen. In 9 games he recorded 4.3ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.1apg. He contributed to his team winning the league title (twice). Impressive indeed as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and selected to 1st Team.
Last year (six years after he left the college) Raley-Ross was drafted by Erie BayHawks (D-League) in sixth round (98th overall).
The former University of South Carolina standoutis in his eighth season in pro basketball.
Raley-Ross is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Estonia (Kalev/Cramo, BC Rakvere and TLU/Kalev), Greece (Panelefsiniakos), Lithuania (Lietkabelis) and Slovakia (Iskra Svit).

KK Mornar Basket Bar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nemanja Vranjes
Brandis Raley-Ross
Marko Mugosa

Centers:
Radoje Vujosevic
Vukota Pavic

Coach: Mihailo Pavicevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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NZ Select finish tour of China by exacting revenge upon Cameroon - by Eurobasket News

New Zealand Select wrapped up their six game tour of China on a positive note downing Cameroon 73-69 in Shenzhen on Friday evening. New Zealand finished the trip with a 5-1 record and will have plenty of positives to take from the tour. Having lost by 24 points to Cameroon last Sunday, the change in fortune was based on outstanding defence with the African team held to 43 points in the first three periods. Coach Mike Fitchett was proud of the effort. 'It was a great performance from the guys last night, really proud of the turnaround. We shot the ball very well, especially Ethan and Luke. Most importantly, we dealt with their length and athleticism and only had 16 turnovers (down from 29). We controlled the pace of the game well and didn't allow them to run. Holding them to 30 points in the first half was great.' New Zealand trailed in the opening quarter 17-16 but really put the defensive clamps on in the second to reach half-time with a 41-30 lead. Canterbury guard Ethan Rusbatch (196-G/F-92, college: Lincoln Trail CC) (10 points) and Southland's Luke Aston (200-G-90, college: BYU-Hawaii) (12 points) led the scoring at the break, Finn Delany (198-F-95, college: SW Baptist) also chiming in with 8 points. The Kiwis again kept Cameroon to 13 points in a quarter and with Rusbatch and Aston sharing 11 points increased its lead to 58-43 with ten minutes to play. 'Other than 16 committed turnovers, our major key was to win the rebound battle and we got that done too,' added Fitchett. Despite a ferocious effort from Cameroon in the final period, New Zealand Select held on for a deserved victory. The Kiwis shooting from beyond the arc was also effective as collectively they shot 48% (13/27). Aston (5 from 8) and Rusbatch (4 from 9) were the leading marksmen. Fitchett was delighted with performance of the players over the six games. 'Overall it was a really good tour and all of the guys did themselves a favour when it comes to Tall Blacks selection at some time in the future. For a number of the payers that selection may come sooner rather than later with the Tall Blacks team for the Asia Cup to be named later this month.
Courtesy of: basketball.org.nz



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Canadian U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Lindell Wigginton
Wigginton
Rowan Barrett Jr.
Barrett Jr.
Danilo Djuricic
Djuricic
Amidou Bamba
Bamba
Abu Kigab
Kigab
#e#5
4Jordan Henry 178-G-98 High School Canada
5Lindell Wigginton 188-G-98 Iowa St.
6Rowan Barrett Jr. 201-SF-00 Montverde Acad.
7Danilo Djuricic 204-F-99 Harvard
8Nathan Darling 196-G-98 UAB
9Noah Kirkwood 201-G/F-99 High School Canada
10Grant Shephard 208-F/C-99 UBC Canada
11Amidou Bamba 206-F-98 Co.Carolina
12Emanuel Miller 201-F-00 Bill Crothers Canada
13Prince Oduro 204-F-98 Siena
14Abu Kigab 201-F/G-98 Oregon
15Anthony Longpre 208-C/F-98 St.Joseph's

Roy Rana Head Coach Ryerson Canada
Jamie McNeilly Assistant Virginia Tech USA
Paul Weir Assistant N.Mexico USA



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NBL Round 3: Luoyang hands first defeat to Shaanxi W. - by Eurobasket News

Round 3 means everything may happen in NBL as the season just started. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Shaanxi W. (2-1) recorded a loss on the court of Luoyang on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by Luoyang 112-106. The hosts trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they rallied back winning two of next three quarters and won the game by 6 points. Luoyang made 29-of-37 free shots (78.4 percent) during the game. 32 personal fouls committed by Shaanxi W. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American point guard Russ Smith (183-91, college: Louisville) who scored 56 points (!!!), 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals. South Sudanese-Lebanese center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) chipped in 16 points and 16 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Von Wafer (196-85, college: Florida St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 30 points and 10 rebounds. Shaanxi W.'s coach ZhengXiu Jiang rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Luoyang is looking forward to face Hebei X. (#13) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Shaanxi W. will play against Hunan (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Important game to mention about took place in Lanling. Hunan (3-0) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging Chongqing (1-2) 98-96 on Friday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. It was a good game for Dominican guard Gelvis Solano (185-94, college: Merrimack, agency: Basket Management Solutions) who led his team to a victory with 33 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Arinze Onuaku contributed with 19 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Hunan's coach Wenlong Huang allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Ukrainian center Vladyslav Koreniuk (210-94, agency: Octagon Europe) answered with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 23 rebounds for Chongqing. Hunan will play against Shaanxi W. (#5) in Xian in the next round. Chongqing will play at home against Guangxi to get more than just one victory in their record.
Guangxi delivered the third consecutive victory on Friday night. This time they beat Anhui (1-2) 124-119. It was a great evening for Kevin Murphy who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 57 points (!!!), 14 rebounds and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was Jonathan Gibson with 52 points (!!!), 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals. Guangxi will meet Chongqing (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Anhui will play against Lhasa and hope to win that game.
A very interesting game took place in Henan. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of Hebei X. (0-3) to Henan (2-1) 125-122 on Friday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. It was an exceptional evening for Chris Otule who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 21 rebounds. Henan's next round opponent will be Beijing (#10) at home which should be theoretically an easy game. Hebei X. will play against Luoyang and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Guizhou. Local Guizhou (2-1) outscored Jiangsu L. (0-3) 109-76 on Friday night. The best player for the winners was James Mays who had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 23 rebounds. Guizhou's coach Guodong Zhang felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guizhou will face Dongbu (#12) in Nanjin in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Jiangsu L. will play at home against Fujian and looks forward to get finally their first victory.

In the last two games of round 3 Lhasa crushed Dongbu in a road game 118-96. Fujian beat Beijing at home 128-113.
The best stats of 3rd round was 33 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 5 assists by Dominique Johnson of Lhasa.

Dongbu - Lhasa 96-118

There was no surprise in Nanjin where Dongbu (0-3) was crushed by Lhasa (3-0) 118-96 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Lhasa. Dongbu was better in second period 29-27. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lhasa had a 32-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American Dominique Johnson (192-87, college: Azusa Pacific, agency: Higher Vision Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Center DangJian Han (208-88) chipped in 24 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was forward QinShuo Deng (205-92) who recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds and forward Shengyue Sun (198-89) added 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Lhasa will face Anhui (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Dongbu will play against Guizhou (#7) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Lhasa: J.Dominique 33+11reb+5ast, H.DangJian 24+7reb, C.Jinlong 19+6reb+4ast, S.Xinyue 17+5reb+2ast, S.DeShuai 8+1reb+2ast, Y.Xiang 6+1reb+2ast
Dongbu: D.QinShuo 23+10reb+2ast, S.Shengyue 18+7reb+4ast, S.Tujun 12+6reb+4ast, Z.MengLong 12+3reb, W.Chen 12+5reb+1ast, J.Yi 9+1reb
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Luoyang - Shaanxi W. 112-106

Shaanxi W. (2-1) recorded a loss on the court of Luoyang on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by Luoyang 112-106. The hosts trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they rallied back winning two of next three quarters and won the game by 6 points. Luoyang made 29-of-37 free shots (78.4 percent) during the game. 32 personal fouls committed by Shaanxi W. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American point guard Russ Smith (183-91, college: Louisville) who scored 56 points (!!!), 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals. South Sudanese-Lebanese center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points and 16 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Von Wafer (196-85, college: Florida St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 30 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) added 30 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Shaanxi W.'s coach ZhengXiu Jiang rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Luoyang is looking forward to face Hebei X. (#13) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Shaanxi W. will play against Hunan (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Luoyang: S.Russ 56+8reb+4ast, M.Ater 16+16reb+1ast, Q.Wenhan 15+11reb+5ast, G.Han 13+1ast, Z.Ye 5+3reb, Q.Daoqing 4+2reb
Shaanxi W.: G.Charles 30+7reb+3ast, W.Von 30+10reb+1ast, Y.XiaoHang 15+3reb+3ast, J.JunQi 12+9reb+1ast, F.Jiawei 7, G.Yan 4+6reb+4ast
gschID: 548465


Guangxi - Anhui 124-119

Guangxi delivered the third consecutive victory on Friday night. This time they beat Anhui (1-2) 124-119. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Anhui won third quarter 32-30. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guangxi made 26-of-32 free shots (81.3 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a great evening for American guard Kevin Murphy (196-90, college: Tenn Tech) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 57 points (!!!), 14 rebounds and 4 assists. Indian-Canadian center Sim Bhullar (226-92, college: N.Mexico St.) helped adding 21 points, 19 rebounds and 4 blocks. The best for the losing side was American point guard Jonathan Gibson (188-87, college: N.Mexico St.) with 52 points (!!!), 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals and the other American import Chris Johnson (210-85, college: LSU) produced a double-double by scoring 27 points and 20 rebounds. Four Anhui players scored in double figures. Guangxi will meet Chongqing (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Anhui will play against Lhasa and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Guangxi: M.Kevin 57+14reb+4ast, J.Le 26+9reb+3ast, B.Sim 21+19reb+3ast, Z.Yupeng 8+5reb+4ast, W.LongHao 5+1reb+2ast, L.Jiawei 5+3reb+8ast
Anhui: G.Jonathan 52+8reb+8ast, J.Chris 27+20reb+1ast, G.Shunjie 13+4reb+1ast, H.Delong 10+2reb+2ast, L.Qingxiang 9+1reb+3ast, L.Jian 5+9reb+2ast
gschID: 548464


Henan - Hebei X. 125-122

A very interesting game took place in Henan. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of Hebei X. (0-3) to Henan (2-1) 125-122 on Friday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The hosts were ahead by 1 point but lost the second period ending it with a 5-point deficit before their 33-25 run, which allowed them to win the game. Henan dominated down low during the game scoring 78 of its points in the paint compared to Hebei X.'s 52 and made 26-of-34 charity shots (76.5 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Hebei X. 54-43 including 19 on the offensive glass. 28 personal fouls committed by Hebei X. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for American-Nigerian center Chris Otule (211-90, college: Marquette) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 21 rebounds. Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) accounted for 35 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 4 assists (went 14 for 14 at the free throw line !!!) for the winning side. American guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) came up with a double-double by scoring 40 points (!!!), 17 rebounds and 6 assists and the other American import forward Brandon Costner (206-87, college: N.Carolina St.) added 26 points and 10 rebounds respectively for Hebei X. in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Henan's next round opponent will be Beijing (#10) at home which should be theoretically an easy game. Hebei X. will play against Luoyang and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Henan: A.Josh-Emmanuel 35+6reb+4ast, O.Chris 32+21reb+2ast, J.Yuxing 27+5reb+1ast, C.Yuhan 23+10reb, T.Jian 3+4reb+1ast, W.Longfei 3+3reb
Hebei X.: S.Shannon 40+17reb+6ast, C.Brandon 26+10reb+3ast, F.Weijian 26+6reb+1ast, L.Yannan 13+4reb+1ast, S.Xuepeng 8+1reb+1ast, G.Yao 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 548463


Chongqing - Hunan 96-98

Important game to mention about took place in Lanling. Hunan (3-0) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging Chongqing (1-2) 98-96 on Friday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The guests were already 18 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 34-18 Chongqing's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 98-96 at the end of the game. Strangely Chongqing outrebounded Hunan 49-36 including 17 on the offensive glass. It was a good game for Dominican guard Gelvis Solano (185-94, college: Merrimack, agency: Basket Management Solutions) who led his team to a victory with 33 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 9 assists. American power forward Arinze Onuaku (206-87, college: Syracuse) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Hunan's coach Wenlong Huang allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Ukrainian center Vladyslav Koreniuk (210-94, agency: Octagon Europe) answered with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 23 rebounds and American guard Aubrey Coleman (193-87, college: Houston, agency: HMS) added 25 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Chongqing. Four Hunan and five Chongqing players scored in double figures. Hunan will play against Shaanxi W. (#5) in Xian in the next round. Chongqing will play at home against Guangxi to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Hunan: S.Gelvis 33+6reb+9ast, Z.Wei 23+4reb+1ast, O.Arinze 19+16reb+2ast, P.Jiaxin 15+1reb, C.Chen 4+1reb+1ast, Z.Yaosheng 2+1reb
Chongqing: C.Aubrey 25+11reb+1ast, K.Vladyslav 24+23reb+3ast, W.Xin 19+10reb+2ast, W.Yang 15+2reb+1ast, G.Yaoyang 11+1reb, Z.Yuanbo 2
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Fujian - Beijing 128-113

Fujian used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Beijing 128-113 on Friday night. The game was mostly controlled by Fujian. Beijing was better in third quarter 39-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. The best player for the winners was Ivorian-French point guard Mouloukou-Souleyman Diabate (181-87) who had a double-double by scoring 32 points, 12 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals. American forward LaQuinton Ross (203-92, college: Ohio St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Michael Holyfield (211-92, college: Sam Houston St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 38 points (!!!) and 20 rebounds and the other American import guard Marquis Weddle (185-88, college: W.Virg.Wesl.) added 26 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists respectively. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Fujian will face Jiangsu L. (#14) in He Fei in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Beijing will play on the road against Henan (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Fujian: R.LaQuinton 35+16reb+2ast, D.Mouloukou Souleyman 32+12reb+9ast, L.Hang 15+3reb+3ast, L.Ming-Yu 13+5reb+6ast, Y.Wenbo 13+4reb+3ast, X.Huajun 8+2reb+2ast
Beijing: H.Michael 38+20reb+1ast, W.Marquis 26+7reb+10ast, L.Yunan 21+9reb+1ast, C.Zexu 13+2reb+1ast, Z.Wei 13+4reb+2ast, Z.JunXiong 2+2reb
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Guizhou - Jiangsu L. 109-76

The game with biggest result difference took place in Guizhou. Local Guizhou (2-1) outscored Jiangsu L. (0-3) 109-76 on Friday night. The game was mostly controlled by Guizhou. Jiangsu L. was better in second period 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guizhou dominated down low during the game scoring 78 of its points in the paint compared to Jiangsu L.'s 58. Guizhou forced 22 Jiangsu L. turnovers. The best player for the winners was Central African-American power forward James Mays (206-86, college: Clemson) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 23 rebounds. American point guard Mark Lyons (185-89, college: Arizona, agency: Higher Vision Sports) chipped in 25 points and 7 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Guizhou's coach Guodong Zhang felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Palestinian forward Michael Nunnally (203-86, college: Pacific) who recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and 17 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) and forward MingYang Gao (196-88) added 19 points respectively. Five Guizhou and four Jiangsu L. players scored in double figures. Guizhou will face Dongbu (#12) in Nanjin in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Jiangsu L. will play at home against Fujian and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Guizhou: L.Mark 25+4reb+7ast, L.MingHao 25+4reb+1ast, M.James 21+23reb+3ast, L.Xu 11+1ast, Y.Mingfang 10+5reb, Z.Bo 6+4reb+1ast
Jiangsu L.: N.Michael 20+17reb+2ast, G.MingYang 19+3reb+2ast, W.Peng 14+7reb, W.Xing Chen 10+10reb+2ast, G.Wei 9+3reb, J.Shichao 2+3reb+1ast
gschID: 548460





7-foot-2 Zhou Qi agrees to multiyear deal with Rockets - by Eurobasket News

The Houston Rockets have agreed to a multiyear contract with 7-foot-2 Qi Zhou (7'2''-C-96), league sources told ESPN. The final structure of the deal is still undergoing final touches, but Qi will join the Rockets for the 2017-18 season, league sources said. Qi, who is from China and was the 43rd pick in the 2016 NBA draft, comes to the Rockets 15 years after the franchise drafted Hall of Famer Yao Ming with the No. 1 overall pick. While Qi (pronounced Joe Chee) is considered a long-term developmental prospect, his arrival to the Rockets for the 2017-18 season will be met with tremendous enthusiasm in the Far East. Beyond his shot-blocking and rebounding strengths at 7-foot-2, he has shown an ability to stretch the floor as a three-point shooter. Qi, listed at 21 years old, played three seasons for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Association. He was part of the 2016 CBA champions and was the CBA's defensive player of the year.
Courtesy of: espn.com



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The Celtics land Ante Zizic - by Eurobasket News

Boston Celtics landed 20-year old Croatian international power forward Ante Zizic (210-97, agency: BeoBasket). He played most recently at Darussafaka in Turkish BSL league. Zizic managed to play in five leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 20 BSL games he averaged 9.3ppg and 4.5rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Zizic also played 20 games in Euroleague where he had 9.0ppg and 6.7rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. The other team Zizic played shortly was Cibona in Croatian A1. The team played in three different competitions that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In four A1 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.8ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.8apg. Zizic also played 13 games in ABA League where he got remarkable 20.0ppg, 9.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.2bpg. He also played 7 games in Basketball Champions League where he was the best scorer with high stats: 16.0ppg and got 5.9rpg (leader !!!) and 1.6bpg.
Last year Zizic was drafted by the Celtics in first round (23rd overall). Zizic received also Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League Honorable Mention award in 2017.
Despite young age he had great career. He played in the final of Croatian A1 League for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
Zizic has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team between 2013 and 2015.
Zizic also represented Croatia at the World Championships U19 in Heraklion (Greece) two years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 3 games: 13.0ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 47.8%, FT: 77.3%.
Zizic has played also professionally for other Croatian teams like KK Split, Gorica, KK Split II, KK_Cakovec and Ribola Kastela.
He is described as: Can play both the 4 and 5 positions, he's improving his game with his back to the board, but he is yet better in one-on-one facing the basket.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CYPRUS  


Andreas Pilavas agreed terms with Apoel - by Eurobasket News

Cytavision Apoel Nicosia (Division A) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 34-year old international guard Andreas Pilavas (194-83) from Etha. In 18 Division A games he recorded 3.4ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.2apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Pilavas played at Keravnos where in 16 Division A games he averaged just 2.7ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
Pilavas was selected to Cyprus League All-Star Game in 2015.
He has been also a member of Cypriot international program for some years. Pilavas has regularly played for Cypriot senior team since 2002 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2001.
He represented Cyprus at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 2.6ppg, 1.4rpg.
Pilavas Ydra Asfalistiki ENAD Agios Dometios.

Cytavision Apoel Nicosia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andreas Pilavas
Vassilis Kounas
Rafaellos Petsas

Forwards:
Christos Karampatakis
Gavriel Kilaras
Viktoras Ieronymidis
Victor Ieronymides

Centers:
Giorgos Karapatakis
Justin Baker

Coach: Antonis Konstantinides

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CZECH REPUBLIC  


Ondrej Balvin agreed terms with Gran Canaria - by Eurobasket News

Herbalife Gran Canaria (Liga Endesa) inked 25-year old Czech ex-international center Ondrej Balvin (217-115kg-92, agency: Octagon Europe) from Estudiantes. Balvin managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 8 Liga Endesa games in Spain he recorded 6.8ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.4apg, 1.0spg and 1.3bpg. He also played that season for Bayern Muenchen in German BBL where in 13 games he averaged 5.7ppg and 2.1rpg. Balvin also played 11 games in Eurocup where he had 3.4ppg and 1.9rpg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements Balvin's team was regular season runner-up in Spanish EBA Group D in 2012. He received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B 1st Team award back in 2011 and 2012.
Balvin was also a member of Czech Republic international program for some years. He played for Czech Republic Senior National Team between 2011 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2012.
Balvin also represented Czech Republic at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 9.3ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.0apg, Blocks-5 (1.5bpg), FGP: 67.6%, FT: 83.3%.
Balvin has played previously professionally in Spain (Sevilla and Real Betis Energia Plus Sevilla 2nd team) and Czech Republic (USK Praha).
His game is described as: Ondrej is 218 cm (7'2') tall. Has athletic predispositions, huge wingspan, good coordination, mobility and strong legs. Ondrej is one of the most prospective big men in Europe. He is coachable, intelligent, has a great working attitude. He has worked on his game back and face to the basket and around the paint. He puts up more weight and has larger frame than last year. He fights for every rebound and space under basket - whih makes him one of the best rebounders in the Spanish ACB. Thanks to a great deal of personal contribution, he has improved his athletic skills, and has become a very quick player for his size. He played several seasons in the ACB - great games against Real Madrid and other Euroloeague competition.
- ACB: Most rebounds in one game - 17rebs (2016)
- Eurocup: Most rebounds in one game - 19rebs (2015)
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Herbalife Gran Canaria roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Albert Oliver
Xavier Rabaseda
DJ Seeley

Forwards:
Eulis Baez
Pablo Aguilar
Shaquielle McKissic

Centers:
Ondrej Balvin
Anzejs Pasecniks

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  


Dominican Rep. LNB round 13 best performance: Trey Gilder - by Eurobasket News

American Power forward Trey Gilder (206-PF-85) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Caneros LR, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 13.
The 32-year old player had a double-double of 33 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Reales LV (#5, 6-8) 100-95. Caneros LR is placed at 4th position in Dominican Rep. LNB. Caneros LR 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 7-7 record. In the team's last game Gilder had a remarkable 76.9% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Caneros LR, through which he has constantly improved. Former Northwestern State University star has very solid stats this year. Gilder is in league's top in points (2nd best: 22.9ppg) and averages impressive 54.2% FGP and 63.2% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 31-year old American Antonio Pena (204-PF-86) of Reales LV. Pena had a very good evening with a double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Reales LV lost that game 95-100 to slightly higher-ranked Caneros LR (#4, 7-7). This loss caused Reales LV to drop to 5th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 6-8 record. Pena is one of the most experienced players at Reales LV and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Patrick Miller (185-PG-92) of Leones SD (#6). Miller showcased his all-around game by recording 27 points, six rebounds and ten assists (!!!) in the last round. Despite Miller's great performance Leones SD lost 93-100 to the higher-ranked Huracanes PP (#3, 8-6). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Leones SD ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 8 games, recording just seven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Miller could help Leones SD to bring them higher in the standings. Miller has a great season in Dominican Republic. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 5.2apg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Edward Santana (203-F/C-80) of Titanes Licey - 29 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Jhonatan Araujo (208-C-96) of Leones SD - 20 points, 16 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Manuel Guzman (204-F/C-82) of Soles SD - 23 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Aaron Jones (206-F-93) of Huracanes PP - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Adris De Leon (180-PG-84) of Metros STGO - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 9 assists
9. M.J. Rhett (206-PF-92) of Leones SD - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Kelly Beidler (199-F-88) of Huracanes PP - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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  EGYPT  


Egyptian U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Mohamed Youssef
Youssef
Mohamed Ramadan
Ramadan
Ahmed Khalaf
Khalaf
Omar Elsheikh
Elsheikh
Esam Mostafa
Mostafa
#e#5
1Abdelrahman Abdelmaged 190-SG-00 Al Ittihad Egypt
2Mohamed Youssef 182-PG-99 Somouha Egypt
3Abdelrahman Elgindy 201-F-98
6Mohamed Ramadan 194-SG-99 Somouha Egypt
7Omar Youssef 187-G-98
9Omar Farag 177-PG-98 Somouha Egypt
12Seifeldin Elsandily 196-C-98 Al Gezira Egypt
14Ahmed Khalaf 206-F/C-99 Manresa Spain
22Omar Elsheikh 197-F-98
24Mohamed Elsayed
26Aly Shebl 201-PF-98
44Esam Mostafa 196-PF-99 Long Island Lutheran USA

Juan Antonio Orenga Head Coach
Tarek Abouzeid Assistant
Tarek Elgendy Assistant



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  EUROCUP  


Ondrej Balvin agreed terms with Gran Canaria - by Eurobasket News

Herbalife Gran Canaria (Liga Endesa) inked 25-year old Czech ex-international center Ondrej Balvin (217-115kg-92, agency: Octagon Europe) from Estudiantes. Balvin managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 8 Liga Endesa games in Spain he recorded 6.8ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.4apg, 1.0spg and 1.3bpg. He also played that season for Bayern Muenchen in German BBL where in 13 games he averaged 5.7ppg and 2.1rpg. Balvin also played 11 games in Eurocup where he had 3.4ppg and 1.9rpg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements Balvin's team was regular season runner-up in Spanish EBA Group D in 2012. He received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B 1st Team award back in 2011 and 2012.
Balvin was also a member of Czech Republic international program for some years. He played for Czech Republic Senior National Team between 2011 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2012.
Balvin also represented Czech Republic at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 9.3ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.0apg, Blocks-5 (1.5bpg), FGP: 67.6%, FT: 83.3%.
Balvin has played previously professionally in Spain (Sevilla and Real Betis Energia Plus Sevilla 2nd team) and Czech Republic (USK Praha).
His game is described as: Ondrej is 218 cm (7'2') tall. Has athletic predispositions, huge wingspan, good coordination, mobility and strong legs. Ondrej is one of the most prospective big men in Europe. He is coachable, intelligent, has a great working attitude. He has worked on his game back and face to the basket and around the paint. He puts up more weight and has larger frame than last year. He fights for every rebound and space under basket - whih makes him one of the best rebounders in the Spanish ACB. Thanks to a great deal of personal contribution, he has improved his athletic skills, and has become a very quick player for his size. He played several seasons in the ACB - great games against Real Madrid and other Euroloeague competition.
- ACB: Most rebounds in one game - 17rebs (2016)
- Eurocup: Most rebounds in one game - 19rebs (2015)
.

Herbalife Gran Canaria roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Albert Oliver
Xavier Rabaseda
DJ Seeley

Forwards:
Eulis Baez
Pablo Aguilar
Shaquielle McKissic

Centers:
Ondrej Balvin
Anzejs Pasecniks

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ian Vougioukas leaves Lokomotiv - by Eurobasket News

32-year old Greek ex-international power forward Ian Vougioukas (212-122kg-85, college: St.Louis) left Lokomotiv Kuban (VTB). Vougioukas played there also last season. In 18 Eurocup games he recorded 8.4ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.4apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Vougioukas played there also last season. He also played 31 games in VTB United League where he averaged 10.2ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.7apg.
The previous (15-16) season Vougioukas played at Zalgiris in Lithuanian LKL. In 46 games he had 9.9ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.2apg. He contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) and they also made it to the Cup final (twice). Great season indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Bosman Player of the Year and voted to 2nd Team. Vougioukas also played 24 games in Euroleague where he got 11.1ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.3apg.
Vougioukas was also a member of Greek international program for some years. He played for Greek Senior National Team between 2010 and 2014 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2005.
Vougioukas represented Greece at the World Championships in Turkey seven years ago. His stats at that event were 3 games: 2.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.0bpg.
Vougioukas is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (ratiopharm Ulm), Greece (Olympiacos, Panellinios and Cretan Kings) and Turkey (Galatasaray).
Vougioukas attended Saint Louis University until 2007 and it is his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Great game down low with his back to the basket, almost impossible to stop. One of the best big men in Europe in that department. He can literally win any match up there. Great confidence in his game. Good motor for a player his size. Not a great leaper, does not play above the rim.

Lokomotiv Kuban roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chris Babb
Trevor Lacey

Centers:
Frank Elegar
Brian Qvale

Coach: Sasa Obradovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stanislav Ilnitskiy joins Lokomotiv - by Eurobasket News

Lokomotiv Kuban (VTB) agreed terms with 23-year old international forward Stanislav Ilnitskiy (200-103kg-94, agency: Alti Sport). He has played for the last two seasons at BC Khimki Moscow Region in the VTB. In 17 Eurocup games he had 4.6ppg and 3.5rpg last season. Ilnitskiy helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 31 games in VTB United League where he recorded 3.4ppg and 2.5rpg. Ilnitskiy contributed to his team making it to the final.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted All-Eurobasket.com European Championships U16 2nd Team back in 2010.
Ilnitskiy has been also a member of Russian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Russian senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team in 2014.
Ilnitskiy represented Russia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 0pts.
Ilnitskiy has played previously for Khimky Podmoskoye.

Lokomotiv Kuban roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chris Babb
Trevor Lacey

Forward:
Stanislav Ilnitskiy

Centers:
Frank Elegar
Brian Qvale

Coach: Sasa Obradovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROLEAGUE  


Khimki keeps Vyaltsev for another season - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) re-signed 32-year old former international point guard Egor Vyaltsev (193-88kg-85, agency: Alti Sport). He has played there for the last six seasons. In 14 Eurocup games he averaged 5.2ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.2apg last season. Vyaltsev helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 30 games in VTB United League where he had 4.3ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.2apg. Vyaltsev contributed to his team making it to the final.
He was selected to Russian PBL All-Star Game back in 2011.
Vyaltsev was also a member of Russian international program for some years. He played for Russian Senior National Team between 2006 and 2015 and previously for U21 National Team in 2004.
Vyaltsev represented Russia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 3.8ppg, 1.2rpg, 1.2apg.
Vyaltsev has played previously for four other teams: Ural Great, Krasnie Krilya, Samara 2nd team and Zenit.

BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Egor Vyaltsev
Stefan Markovic
Charles Jenkins
Vyacheslav Zaytsev

Forwards:
Sergey Monya
Andrey Zubkov

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Zalgiris land Dee Bost - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Defending champion B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL) landed 28-year old Bulgarian international point guard Dee Bost (188-80kg-89, college: Mississippi State, agency: BeoBasket). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Bost played most recently at AS Monaco Basket in French ProA. In 37 games he averaged 12.9ppg, 3.1rpg, 5.3apg and 1.1spg last season. He helped them to win the cup and end the regular season at the top position. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA 2nd Team. Bost also played 19 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 12.7ppg, 3.7rpg, 4.0apg and 1.4spg. He contributed to his team making it to the Basketball Champions League Final Four. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Bost played at Stelmet in Polish TBL. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 42 TBL games he recorded 10.6ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.9apg and 1.5spg (in top 5). Bost contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) and the Supercup (also twice). Impressive indeed as was selected to Eurobasket.com Polish League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Bost also played 10 games in Euroleague where he got 8.4ppg, 1.6rpg, 3.5apg and 1.4spg. He also played 10 games in Eurocup where he got 11.6ppg, 3.8rpg, 5.4apg and 1.7spg. Bost contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements Bost received Eurobasket.com All-Montenegrin League Import Player of the Year award back in 2013.
He also represented Bulgaria at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. But his stats at that event were not that impressive as he did not score anything.
Bost is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in five different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Bost has played previously professionally in Turkey (Trabzonspor), Venezuela (Trotamundos), NBA (Utah Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers), NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars) and Montenegro (Buducnost).
He attended Mississippi State until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dee Bost
Vasilije Micic
Paulius Valinskas

Forwards:
Royce O'Neale
Aaron White

Center:
Brandon Davies

Coach: Sarunas Jasikevicius

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Brose Baskets land Jamil Wilson, ex Fiat TO - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Defending champion Brose Baskets Bamberg (BBL) tabbed 27-year old American forward Jamil Wilson (201-104kg-90, college: Marquette). He played most recently at Fiat Torino in Italian Serie A. In 30 games he averaged 13.0ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.4apg last season.
The previous (2016) summer Wilson played at Cangrejeros in Puerto Rican BSN where in 7 games he had 10.3ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.9apg and 1.0bpg in 2016 season.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements Wilson's team won D-League Showcase Cup in 2015. He received also HS All-Racine County Player of the Year award back in 2008 and 2009 at his college time.
Wilson has played previously professionally in NBA (Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns) and NBA G League (Texas Legends and Northern Arizona Suns).
He attended Marquette University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Wilson is described as: A solid bodied combo forward with great athletic skills and good shooting range. Can spend time in both forward positions, has yet nice upside.

Brose Baskets Bamberg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikolaos Zisis
Daniel Hackett
Bryce Taylor

Forwards:
Elias Harris
Jamil Wilson
Augustine Rubit
Luka Mitrovic

Coach: Andrea Trinchieri

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Khimki keeps Sokolov for another season - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) re-signed 32-year old international center Dmitry Sokolov (214-115kg-85, agency: Alti Sport). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 15 Eurocup games he averaged 4.1ppg and 1.8rpg last season. Sokolov helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 29 games in VTB United League where he had 3.6ppg and 2.5rpg. Sokolov contributed to his team making it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Krasny Oktyabr. In 8 Eurocup games he recorded 8.8ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0bpg. Sokolov also played 10 games in VTB United League where he got 7.9ppg and 4.9rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements Sokolov's team won Russian Cup in 2009 and 2014.
He has been also a member of Russian international program for some years. Sokolov has regularly played for Russian senior team since 2005 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2004.
He represented Russia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 6.0ppg, 4.0rpg, FGP: 66.7%, FT: 61.5%.
Sokolov has played previously for six other teams: CSKA Moscow, Lokomotiv Mineralnye Vody, Unics Kazan, Pulkovo, Unics Kazan 2nd team and Lokomotiv.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: The great Russian hope; Has size, he's agile inside, goes well to rebound; his long arms allows him to be a good shot-blocker; needs to improve his defensive slkills and his shooting, above all the free throwing;.

BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Egor Vyaltsev
Stefan Markovic
Charles Jenkins
Vyacheslav Zaytsev

Forwards:
Sergey Monya
Andrey Zubkov

Center:
Dmitry Sokolov

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FRANCE  


Jurkovitz re-signs at Fribourg - by Eurobasket News

Fribourg Olympic (LNA) confirmed in their roster 22-year old Swiss international forward Natan Jurkovitz (199-95). He is a dual citizen owning also French passport. Jurkovitz has played there for the last two seasons. In 30 LNA games he had 7.9ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.9apg and 1.9spg (in top 5) last season. Jurkovitz helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNB Honorable Mention in 2015.
Jurkovitz also represented Switzerland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 2.3ppg, 2.3rpg.
Jurkovitz has played previously for another Swiss team Villars.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Paris-Levallois keep N'Doye for another season - by Eurobasket News

Paris-Levallois (ProA) re-signed experienced 37-year old Senegalese international small forward Maleye N'Doye (202-80, college: Furman). He has played there for the last five seasons. In 39 ProA games he recorded 4.1ppg and 1.8rpg last season. N'Doye helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements he received Afrobasket.com All-African Championships 1st Team award back in 2013.
N'Doye has been also a member of Senegalese international program for some years. He has regularly played for Senegalese senior team since 2003 and previously for U18 National Team in 2001.
N'Doye represented Senegal at the Afrobasket Championships in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) four years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 5 games: 9.6ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.4apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 39.1%, FT: 62.5%.
N'Doye has played previously professionally also in Portugal (Benfica) and France (JDA Dijon, Le Mans and Entente Orleans 45).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Paris-Levallois.
N'Doye attended Furman University until 2004 and it will be his 14th (!!!) season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: Maleye, it is simply our biggest shooter. He is a player full of talent, with a fast game. He plays rightly and is endowed with a good game without ball. He must now toughen defensively himself and must accept the physical challenge.

Paris-Levallois roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Louis Campbell
Daniel Nwaelele
Remi Lesca

Forwards:
Maleye N'Doye
Cyrille Eliezer-Vanerot
Maxime Roos
Ivan Fevrier

Center:
Petr Cornelie

Coach: Frederic Fauthoux

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Darel Poirier signs at Charleville - by Philippe Burstert

Etoile Charleville-Mezieres (ProB) landed 20-year old center Darel Poirier (208-97, agency: Octagon Europe). He was about to sign at Cholet Basket (ProA). Poirier has played there for the last three years. ProB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. The last season Poirier played also at Cholet Basket (also in ProA) where in 7 games he averaged just 2.4ppg and 1.0rpg. He helped them to make it to the final.
Poirier represented France at the European Championships U18 in Volos (Greece) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 4.2ppg, 2.8rpg.
Poirier has played previously for CFBB.

Etoile Charleville-Mezieres roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alexandre Moisy
Lucas Dussoulier
Corentin Carne
William Mensah

Forwards:
Seraphin Saumont
Alexis Auburtin

Centers:
Valentin Mukuna
Darel Poirier

Coach: Alex Casimiri

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ndoye is back at Blois - by Philippe Burstert

ADA Blois Basket 41 (ProB) agreed terms with 21-year old swingman Assane Ndoye (202-96). It is actually his comeback to ADA Blois as he has played here before. Ndoye was about to sign at ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (ProA). ProB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The most of last season Ndoye spent at ADA Blois (also in ProA) where in 12 games he had 5.7ppg and 1.8rpg. Ndoye also played earlier that season for Chalon/Saor (also in ProA). ProA was a little too high level for him, where in 7 games he recorded just 1.0ppg. He also played 8 games in FIBA Europe Cup, but he averaged only 0.6ppg.
Ndoye represented France at the European Championships U18 in Konya (Turkey) three years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 5.0ppg.

ADA Blois Basket 41 roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Benjamin Monclar
Florian Thibedore
Charly Pontens
Ahmed Doumbia

Forwards:
Tyren Johnson
Assane Ndoye
Jonathan Fairell

Centers:
Drissa Ballo
Thomas Hieu-Courtois

Coach: Mickael Hay

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Blois sign Tyren Johnson, ex Soles - by Philippe Burstert

ADA Blois Basket 41 (ProB) signed 29-year old American forward Tyren Johnson (202-102kg-88, college: La-Lafayette). He played this summer at Soles in Mexican Regional. The last season Johnson played at GS Lavrio in Greek A1 where in 10 games he had 7.8ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3spg.
In 2011 (a year after he left the college) Johnson was drafted by Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League) in first round (14th overall).
The former University Louisiana at Lafayette staris in his eighth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted All-Louisiana Player of the Year and All-Louisiana 1st Team back in 2010 at his college time.
Johnson is quite experienced player. He has played in four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Johnson has played previously professionally in Belgium (Okapi Aalstar), Japan (Kyoto Hannaryz), Turkey (Usak Sportlif) and France (Chalons Reims and Hyeres-Toulon).
He could be described: An athletic forward with great wingspan and good rebounding skills. He can spend time in both forward positions, but is more a PF than a SF.

ADA Blois Basket 41 roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Benjamin Monclar
Charly Pontens
Ahmed Doumbia

Forwards:
Tyren Johnson
Jonathan Fairell

Centers:
Drissa Ballo
Thomas Hieu-Courtois

Coach: Mickael Hay

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Louis Labeyrie is a newcomer at Strasbourg - by Eurobasket News

Strasbourg IG Basket (ProA) added to their roster 25-year old international power forward Louis Labeyrie (209-91kg-92) from Paris-Levallois. Labeyrie has played there for the last three years. In 35 ProA games he recorded 10.6ppg and 8.7rpg (leader !!!) last season. Labeyrie helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA 1st Team and All-Domestic Players Team.
Three years ago he was drafted by Indiana Pacers (NBA) in second round (57th overall).
Labeyrie's team won French Cup in 2013.
He has been also a member of French international program for some years. Labeyrie played for French senior team this year and previously for U19 National Team back in 2010.
He represented France at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. Labeyrie's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 6 games: 11.3ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 58.5%, FT: 37.5%.
Labeyrie has played previously for two other teams: Hyeres-Toulon and Provence Basket.

Strasbourg IG Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pape Sy
Paul Lacombe
Ludovic Beyhurst

Forwards:
Jeremy Leloup
Olivier Cortale

Centers:
Louis Labeyrie
Mouhammadou Jaiteh
Marc Kwedi

Coach: Vincent Collet

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketeurope)

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Ouest Lyonnais land Antoine Montabord - by Eurobasket News

Ouest Lyonnais Basket (NM2) tabbed 24-year old point guard Antoine Montabord (182-93) from Joeuf Homecourt.
Montabord has played previously for Charleville Mezieres.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Scandone Avellino signs Jason Rich, ex Paris-Levallois - by Eurobasket News

Scandone Avellino (Serie A) signed 31-year old American guard Jason Rich (191-90kg-86). He has played for the last two seasons at Paris-Levallois in French ProA. In 40 games he was second best scorer with impressive 17.5ppg and averaged 3.0rpg, 4.3apg and 1.1spg last season. Rich helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game.
His team made it to the Israeli Winner Cup final in 2011.
Rich is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Oostende), Russia (Enisey), Italy (MIA-RO Cantu and Vanoli Cremona), Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem and Maccabi Haifa) and France (Chalon/Saor).
Rich could be described: An explosive SG who puts energy and aggressiveness on the court. Should add some more shooting accuracy to outstood at Euroepan level, and learn to play some control ball game.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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French U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Killian Tillie
Tillie
Bathiste Tchouaffe
Tchouaffe
Enzo Goudou-Sinha
Goudou-Sinha
Bastien Vautier
Vautier
Elhadji-Digue Diawara
Diawara
#e#5
6Adam Mokoka 196-G-98 Gravelines France
7Killian Tillie 206-F-98 Gonzaga USA
8Bathiste Tchouaffe 195-SG-98 Nanterre France
10Mel Esso-Essis 198-F-98 Conrad Academy USA
11Abdoulaye N'Doye 192-G-98 Cholet France
12Jules Rambaut 202-C/F-98 Chalons-Reims France
23Warren Woghiren 207-C-98 Cholet France
26Enzo Goudou-Sinha 184-PG-98 Nancy France
29Pierre Hannequin 190-PG-98 Gravelines France
32Bastien Vautier 210-C-98 Nancy France
35Elhadji-Digue Diawara 206-F-98 ASVEL France
78Arson Mendy 203-F-98 Nanterre France

Herve Coudray Head Coach Caen France
Nicolas Absalon Assistant
Christophe Allardi Assistant



Dijon signs Rasheed Sulaimon - by Eurobasket News

JDA Dijon Bourgogne (ProA) signed 23-year old American (has also Nigerian passport) guard Rasheed Sulaimon (193-86kg-94, college: Maryland). He played last season at Greensboro Swarm (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 49 games he had 13.3ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.2apg and 1.3spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Sulaimon's team made it to the Big Ten Tournament Semifinals in 2016. He was also voted All-Big Ten Honorable Mention in 2016 at his college time.
Sulaimon represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Prague (Czech Republic) four years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 9 games: 8.4ppg, 2.8rpg, FGP: 37.1%, 3PT: 40.5%, FT: 55.6%.
Sulaimon has played also professionally in NBA (Charlotte Hornets).
He attended University of Maryland until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

JDA Dijon Bourgogne roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Axel Julien
Rasheed Sulaimon
Noah Burrell
J.J. Frazier
Martin Imhoff

Forwards:
Abdoulaye Loum
Jacques Alingue
Valentin Bigote
Jean-Philippe Dally
Florian Ouedraogo
Nicolas Dorez

Center:
Johan Passave-Ducteil

Coach: Laurent Legname

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Union Tours sign Zlatko Jovanovic, ex Spars Sarajevo - by Eurobasket News

Union Tours Metropole Basket (NM2) signed 33-year old Bosnian ex-international point guard Zlatko Jovanovic (181-85kg-84, agency: BeoExcell). He played last season at Spars Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. In 19 games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 16.7ppg and averaged 2.4rpg and 3.4apg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Honorable Mention. Jovanovic also played that season for Naft Abadan (Superleague) in Iran where in 6 games he had very remarkable stats: 15.3ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.3apg and 1.3spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Jovanovic was voted Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League 1st Team back in 2012. He was a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina Senior National Team back in 2009.
Jovanovic is quite experienced player. He has played in five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Jovanovic has played previously professionally in Hungary (Falco KC Szombathely), Romania (BC Timisoara), Serbia (Vojvodina Srbijagas and Jedinstvo Novi Becej) and Iran (Kashan).
He could be described: Zlatko is a hard-working point guard with a great attitiude. True floor leader, extremely intensive defensively and still has enough energy to lead the team. Good at pick and roll and can drive and shoot from it.

Union Tours Metropole Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tony Ramphort
Zlatko Jovanovic
Amy M'Boma

Forwards:
Vladimir Matic
Aziz Dia
Bruno Cingala-Mata

Center:
Julien Lesieu

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Adrien Henocq joins Calais - by Eurobasket News

Calais Basket Cheminots JMC (NM2) agreed terms with 21-year old swingman Adrien Henocq (194-96). He has played for the last two seasons at BC Orchies in the NM1. Henocq has played previously for Lille Metropole.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GERMANY  


German U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Nelson Weidemann
Weidemann
Oscar Da Silva
Da Silva
Louis Olinde
Olinde
Ferdinand Zylka
Zylka
Isaac Bonga
Bonga
#e#5
2Nelson Weidemann 192-PG-99 B.Muenchen Germany
3Bennet Hundt 181-PG-98 Bernau Germany
5Philipp Hadenfeldt 188-PG-99 Goetting.ASC Germany
6Oscar Da Silva 207-PF-98 Stanford USA
8Louis Olinde 205-SF-98 Brose Bask. Germany
9Richard Freudenberg 206-F-98 St.John's USA
10Ferdinand Zylka 190-SG-98 ALBA Germany
11Felix Hecker 192-F-98 Kronberg Germany
12Philipp Herkenhoff 208-PF-99 Vechta Germany
14Moritz Sanders 211-PF-98 Nuernberg Germany
17Isaac Bonga 204-F/G-99 Fraport SKY Germany
44Lars Lagerpusch 207-PF-98 Braunschweig Germany

Alan Ibrahimagic Head Coach
Sebastian Ludwig Assistant Weissenhorn Germany
Matthias Weber Assistant



Brose Baskets land Jamil Wilson, ex Fiat TO - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Defending champion Brose Baskets Bamberg (BBL) tabbed 27-year old American forward Jamil Wilson (201-104kg-90, college: Marquette). He played most recently at Fiat Torino in Italian Serie A. In 30 games he averaged 13.0ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.4apg last season.
The previous (2016) summer Wilson played at Cangrejeros in Puerto Rican BSN where in 7 games he had 10.3ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.9apg and 1.0bpg in 2016 season.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements Wilson's team won D-League Showcase Cup in 2015. He received also HS All-Racine County Player of the Year award back in 2008 and 2009 at his college time.
Wilson has played previously professionally in NBA (Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns) and NBA G League (Texas Legends and Northern Arizona Suns).
He attended Marquette University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Wilson is described as: A solid bodied combo forward with great athletic skills and good shooting range. Can spend time in both forward positions, has yet nice upside.

Brose Baskets Bamberg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikolaos Zisis
Daniel Hackett
Bryce Taylor

Forwards:
Elias Harris
Jamil Wilson
Augustine Rubit
Luka Mitrovic

Coach: Andrea Trinchieri

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GREECE  


Ian Vougioukas (ex Lokomotiv) is a newcomer at Panathinaikos - by Chris Mammides

Defending champion Panathinaikos Athens (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old Greek ex-international power forward Ian Vougioukas (212-122kg-85, college: St.Louis). He played most recently at Lokomotiv in Russian VTB league. In 18 Eurocup games he recorded 8.4ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.4apg last season. Vougioukas helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 31 games in VTB United League where he averaged 10.2ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.7apg.
The previous (15-16) season Vougioukas played at Zalgiris in Lithuanian LKL. In 46 games he had 9.9ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.2apg. He contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) and they also made it to the Cup final (twice). Great season indeed as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Bosman Player of the Year and voted to 2nd Team. Vougioukas also played 24 games in Euroleague where he got 11.1ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.3apg.
Vougioukas was also a member of Greek international program for some years. He played for Greek Senior National Team between 2010 and 2014 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2005.
Vougioukas represented Greece at the World Championships in Turkey seven years ago. His stats at that event were 3 games: 2.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.0bpg.
Vougioukas is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (ratiopharm Ulm), Greece (Olympiacos, Panellinios and Cretan Kings), Turkey (Galatasaray) and Russia (Unics Kazan).
Vougioukas attended Saint Louis University until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Great game down low with his back to the basket, almost impossible to stop. One of the best big men in Europe in that department. He can literally win any match up there. Great confidence in his game. Good motor for a player his size. Not a great leaper, does not play above the rim.

Panathinaikos Athens roster for 2017-2018:

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

Coach: Xavier Pascual

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ian Vougioukas leaves Lokomotiv - by Eurobasket News

32-year old Greek ex-international power forward Ian Vougioukas (212-122kg-85, college: St.Louis) left Lokomotiv Kuban (VTB). Vougioukas played there also last season. In 18 Eurocup games he recorded 8.4ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.4apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Vougioukas played there also last season. He also played 31 games in VTB United League where he averaged 10.2ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.7apg.
The previous (15-16) season Vougioukas played at Zalgiris in Lithuanian LKL. In 46 games he had 9.9ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.2apg. He contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) and they also made it to the Cup final (twice). Great season indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Bosman Player of the Year and voted to 2nd Team. Vougioukas also played 24 games in Euroleague where he got 11.1ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.3apg.
Vougioukas was also a member of Greek international program for some years. He played for Greek Senior National Team between 2010 and 2014 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2005.
Vougioukas represented Greece at the World Championships in Turkey seven years ago. His stats at that event were 3 games: 2.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.0bpg.
Vougioukas is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (ratiopharm Ulm), Greece (Olympiacos, Panellinios and Cretan Kings) and Turkey (Galatasaray).
Vougioukas attended Saint Louis University until 2007 and it is his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Great game down low with his back to the basket, almost impossible to stop. One of the best big men in Europe in that department. He can literally win any match up there. Great confidence in his game. Good motor for a player his size. Not a great leaper, does not play above the rim.

Lokomotiv Kuban roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chris Babb
Trevor Lacey

Centers:
Frank Elegar
Brian Qvale

Coach: Sasa Obradovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stavros Schizas signs at Kolossos H Hotels - by Eurobasket News

Kolossos H Hotels (A1) landed 28-year old swingman Stavros Schizas (196-93kg-89, college: Rochester, MI) from GS Kymis. In 22 A1 games he averaged 4.1ppg and 2.1rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Schizas played at Cretan Kings where in 28 A1 games he had 4.5ppg and 2.3rpg.
Among other achievements his team won AII Div.II Regular Season in 2014. Schizas received also USCAA D1 All-Americans 1st Team award back in 2014 at his college time.
Schizas is a very experienced player.
He graduated from Rochester College in 2014 and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Schizas' outlook: Stavros is a very low profile, Guard-Forward that brings a lot of energy on the court because he plays always with "Heart".
Every year was in All Defending Team and that made him every time to defend the best player of the opposite team. Very aggressive, fights on the boards, finishes above the rim with his Athleticism and strong body.
Very good shooting mechanics, can shoot with NBA range and consistency which makes him a 47% pure 3 point shooter.
He is definitely very good material for high level European Basketball
.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HOLLAND  


Zwolle adds Pagter to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Landstede Basketbal Zwolle (Eredivisie) added to their roster 28-year old forward Ralf Pagter (200-89) from New Heroes Basketball Den Bosch. Pagter has played there for the last five years. In 29 Eredivisie games he recorded 8.4ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.7apg last season. Pagter helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Sixth Man of the Year and voted to 3rd Team.
His team won Dutch Cup in 2016.
Pagter was also a member of Dutch international program for some years. He played for Dutch Senior National Team between 2013 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
Pagter also represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 4.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.0apg.
Pagter has played previously for three other teams: ABC Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Akrides.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  IRAN  


Iranian U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Mohammad Bahram
Bahram
Amirhossein Azari
Azari
Mohammad Jafari
Jafari
Mehran Rezaei
Rezaei
Amirhossein Khandanpoor
Khandanpoor
#e#5
4Shayan Pourkavehdehkordi 184-PG-98 Shiraz a.s Pipe Iran
6Mohammad Bahram 180-PG-98 Petrochimi Iran
7Amir Shahravesh 186-G-98 Qazvin Iran
8Amirhossein Azari 192-SF-98 Chemidor Iran
98Mohammad Jafari 190-G-98 Azad Iran
11Ehsan Samadi 192-G/F-98 Chemidor Iran
13Amirhossein Rezaeifar 196-F-00
14Mehran Rezaei 192-G/F-98 Chemidor Iran
15Mohammadamin Kamalvand 196-F-98 Ghatran KG Iran
17Farshad Gholami 195-F/G-98 Petrochimi Iran
18Amirhossein Khandanpoor 203-F/C-98
19Meysam Jabali 213-C-99 Isfahan Iran

Mohammad Reza Nouri Head Coach
Ali Khan Assistant
Nenad Trunic Assistant



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  ISRAEL  


Eric Griffin (ex Galil Gilboa) is a newcomer at MIA-RO Cantu - by Igor Obradovic

MIA-Red October Cantu (Serie A) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old American forward Eric Griffin (203-88kg-90, college: Campbell). He played last season at Galil Gilboa in Israeli Winner League. In 33 games he recorded 14.9ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.6apg, 1.0spg and 1.8bpg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
Part of previous (2015-16) season Griffin spent at Al Naser (D1) in UAE league. He helped them to make it to the cup final. Griffin also spent pre-season at the Pistons in NBA that year.
He is quite experienced player. Thanks to Griffin's pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America) in six different countries. Griffin has played previously professionally in Puerto Rico (Leones), Venezuela (Guaros), NBA (Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat), Italy (Jesi), Dominican Republic (Indios de San Francisco) and NBA G League (Texas Legends).
He attended Campbell University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

MIA-Red October Cantu roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Randy Culpepper
Salvatore Parrillo
Jaime Smith

Forward:
Eric Griffin

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  ITALY  


Eric Griffin (ex Galil Gilboa) is a newcomer at MIA-RO Cantu - by Igor Obradovic

MIA-Red October Cantu (Serie A) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old American forward Eric Griffin (203-88kg-90, college: Campbell). He played last season at Galil Gilboa in Israeli Winner League. In 33 games he recorded 14.9ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.6apg, 1.0spg and 1.8bpg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
Part of previous (2015-16) season Griffin spent at Al Naser (D1) in UAE league. He helped them to make it to the cup final. Griffin also spent pre-season at the Pistons in NBA that year.
He is quite experienced player. Thanks to Griffin's pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America) in six different countries. Griffin has played previously professionally in Puerto Rico (Leones), Venezuela (Guaros), NBA (Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat), Italy (Jesi), Dominican Republic (Indios de San Francisco) and NBA G League (Texas Legends).
He attended Campbell University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

MIA-Red October Cantu roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Randy Culpepper
Salvatore Parrillo
Jaime Smith

Forward:
Eric Griffin

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Italian U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Lorenzo Penna
Penna
Davide Denegri
Denegri
Lorenzo Bucarelli
Bucarelli
Andrea Mezzanotte
Mezzanotte
David Okeke
Okeke
#e#5
4Lorenzo Penna 176-PG-98 Virtus Bologna Italy
5Alessandro Simioni 204-C-98 Alma Trieste Italy
7Guglielmo Caruso 205-PF-99 Moncalieri Italy
8Alessandro Pajola 195-PG-99 Virtus Bologna Italy
9Riccardo Visconti 197-G/F-98 Umana VE Italy
11Davide Denegri 183-SG-98 Novipiu Casale Italy
12Lorenzo Bucarelli 196-G/F-98 Mens Sana 1871 Italy
14Andrea Mezzanotte 202-PF-98 Treviglio Italy
16Federico Massone 185-G-98 Angelico Biella Italy
18David Okeke 202-F/C-98 Fiat TO Italy
22Michele Antelli 184-PG-98 San Vendemiano Italy
23Tommaso Oxilia 198-F-98 Virtus Bologna Italy

Andrea Capobianco Head Coach
Fabrizio Ambrassa Assistant
Massimo Galli Assistant Chieti Italy



Scandone Avellino signs Jason Rich, ex Paris-Levallois - by Eurobasket News

Scandone Avellino (Serie A) signed 31-year old American guard Jason Rich (191-90kg-86). He has played for the last two seasons at Paris-Levallois in French ProA. In 40 games he was second best scorer with impressive 17.5ppg and averaged 3.0rpg, 4.3apg and 1.1spg last season. Rich helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game.
His team made it to the Israeli Winner Cup final in 2011.
Rich is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Oostende), Russia (Enisey), Italy (MIA-RO Cantu and Vanoli Cremona), Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem and Maccabi Haifa) and France (Chalon/Saor).
Rich could be described: An explosive SG who puts energy and aggressiveness on the court. Should add some more shooting accuracy to outstood at Euroepan level, and learn to play some control ball game.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bryce Douvier (ex Ovarense) agreed terms with Treviglio - by Eurobasket News

Blu Basket Gruppo Remer Treviglio (Serie A2) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American (has also Austrian passport) forward Bryce Douvier (201-104kg-91, college: Texas A&M-CC). He played most recently at Ovarense Dolce Vita in Portuguese LPB league. In 34 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.3ppg, 9.2rpg (#2 in the league), 1.2apg and 1.0spg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Portuguese LPB All-Star Game.
Douvier played in the final of Southland Conference Tournament in 2016.
He graduated from Texas A&M - Corpus Christi in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Blu Basket Gruppo Remer Treviglio roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alan Voskuil
Luca Cesana

Forwards:
Bryce Douvier
Andrea Pecchia

Coach: Adriano Vertemati

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Brose Baskets land Jamil Wilson, ex Fiat TO - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Defending champion Brose Baskets Bamberg (BBL) tabbed 27-year old American forward Jamil Wilson (201-104kg-90, college: Marquette). He played most recently at Fiat Torino in Italian Serie A. In 30 games he averaged 13.0ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.4apg last season.
The previous (2016) summer Wilson played at Cangrejeros in Puerto Rican BSN where in 7 games he had 10.3ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.9apg and 1.0bpg in 2016 season.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements Wilson's team won D-League Showcase Cup in 2015. He received also HS All-Racine County Player of the Year award back in 2008 and 2009 at his college time.
Wilson has played previously professionally in NBA (Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns) and NBA G League (Texas Legends and Northern Arizona Suns).
He attended Marquette University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Wilson is described as: A solid bodied combo forward with great athletic skills and good shooting range. Can spend time in both forward positions, has yet nice upside.

Brose Baskets Bamberg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikolaos Zisis
Daniel Hackett
Bryce Taylor

Forwards:
Elias Harris
Jamil Wilson
Augustine Rubit
Luka Mitrovic

Coach: Andrea Trinchieri

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Amoroso re-signs at Civitanova - by Eurobasket News

Rossella Civitanova Marche (Serie B) confirmed in their roster experienced 39-year old forward Francesco Amoroso (202-102kg-78). He has played there for the last two seasons.
His team was regular season runner-up in Italian Nazionale B Group C in 2013.
Amoroso has spent his entire career in Italy playing for eight other teams: Latina Basket, Roseto, San Severo, Argenta, Osimo, Patti, Ostuni and Matelica.
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Civitanova.
On Amoroso: A strong forward, who can play in the 2 and 4 positions. Loves to score from the low post, where he can take advantage from his quickness against taller players. He's also very effective from outside, however, with his good 3pts shooting range. Good team player, can defend hard and knows how to garb a rebound.

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Betaland Cdo lands Jakub Wojciechowski - by Eurobasket News

Betaland Capo d'Orlando (Serie A) tabbed 27-year old former Polish international power forward Jakub Wojciechowski (210-112kg-90) from Vanoli Cremona. In 25 Serie A games he averaged 5.8ppg and 2.7rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Wojciechowski played at MIA-Red October Cantu (previous name MIA-RO Cantu) where in 28 Serie A games he had 4.3ppg and 2.6rpg. He also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 7.5ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.0apg.
Among other achievements Wojciechowski received Eurobasket.com All-Italian Nazionale A Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Italian Nazionale A Center of the Year award back in 2013.
He was also a member of Polish international program for some years. Wojciechowski played for Polish Senior National Team between 2011 and 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
He also represented Poland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 five years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 3.4ppg, 2.9rpg.
Wojciechowski has played previously for seven other teams: Benetton Treviso, Enel Brindisi, Germani Basket Brescia, Piacenza, CZG Veroli, Mantova and Piacenza.
He is described as: A modern inside player, who has good technical skills and quickness. Has good timing for the rebounds, he could also become a very good PF.

Betaland Capo d'Orlando roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Mario Ihring

Forwards:
Jakub Wojciechowski
Arnoldas Kulboka

Center:
Andrea Donda

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The Flexx Pistoia signs Tommaso Laquintana - by Eurobasket News

The Flexx Pistoia (Serie A) signed 22-year old point guard Tommaso Laquintana (188-83kg-95) from Betaland Cdo. In 34 Serie A games he had 5.1ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.2apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Laquintana played in the final of Italian LNP Gold in 2014. He was selected to Italian LNP All-Star Game in 2015.
Laquintana represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 8.6ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.1apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 31.1%, 3PT: 27.8%, FT: 80.0%.
Laquintana has played previously for three other teams: Angelico Biella, Ruvo and Bari.
He could be described: A very energetic guard, with great scoring and athletic skills. He is now a combo guard but works a lot and can become a true PG.

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Tortona inks Todor Radonjic - by Eurobasket News

Orsi Derthona Basket Tortona (Serie A2) signed 20-year old Montenegrin forward Todor Radonjic (199-97, agency: BeoBasket). He will still stay in Italy where he played last season at Roma S.Azzurra in Italian Serie B. In 6 games he had very impressive stats: 16.2ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.8apg and 1.5spg. Radonjic also played that season for Mec-Energy Roseto (Serie A). In 33 games he recorded 3.2ppg and 2.0rpg.
Despite young age he had great career. His team made it to the U17 Championships Semifinals in 2014. Radonjic was also voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Honorable Mention in 2015.
Radonjic represented Montenegro at the European Championships U18 in Volos (Greece) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 11.6ppg, 7.9rpg, 2.0apg, 2.2spg, FGP-1 (71.1%), 3PT: 44.4%, FT: 82.4%.
Radonjic has played previously for another Italian team CZG Veroli.

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Oleggio keeps Colombo for another season - by Eurobasket News

Oleggio Magic Basket (Serie B) re-signed 22-year old center Stefano Colombo (200-95, agency: SPORTlab Agency). He played there last season. In 32 Serie B games he recorded 6.3ppg and 4.8rpg.

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GSA Amici Pallacanestro Udine adds Price to their roster - by Eurobasket News

GSA Amici Pallacanestro Udine (Serie A2) added to their roster 24-year old American guard T.J. Price (193-101kg-93, college: W.Kentucky). He played last season at Erie Bay Hawks (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 49 games he recorded 14.0ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.7apg and 1.8spg.
The previous (15-16) season Price played at Lille Metropole in French ProB where in 25 games he averaged impressive 15.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.4apg and 1.4spg. He helped them to make it to the French ProB Leaders Cup Semifinals.
Last year (a year after he left the college) Price was drafted by Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League) in first round (17th overall).
He attended Western Kentucky University until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Price's team was regular season runner-up in Sun Belt in 2014. He was also voted All-C-USA 1st Team in 2015 at his college time.

GSA Amici Pallacanestro Udine roster for 2017-2018:

Cristopher Mortellaro
Andrea Benevelli
Tommaso Raspino
Michele Ferrari
Francesco Pellegrino
T.J. Price
Ousmane Diop

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Tomasello left Teramo - by Eurobasket News

24-year old center Daniele Tomasello (205-93) left Basket Teramo 2015 (Serie B). Tomasello played there also last season. In 27 Serie B games he had 11.1ppg and 7.0rpg.
He ended the previous (2015-16) season at Campli Basket where in 13 Serie B games he recorded 10.0ppg, 8.8rpg and 1.0apg. But the most of that year Tomasello spent at Eurobasket Roma. In 16 Serie B games he averaged 5.5ppg and 4.0rpg.
He has played previously for three other teams: Roma Virtus, Germani Basket Brescia and Bari.
On Tomasello: A promising inside player, with good rebounding skills and an intense style of game.

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Cuffaro re-signs at Agrigento - by Eurobasket News

Moncada Solar Agrigento (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 19-year old point guard Giuseppe Cuffaro (178-98). He has played there for the last four seasons. But in 10 Serie A2 games he had just 0.9ppg last season.

Moncada Solar Agrigento roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marco Evangelisti
Pendarvis Williams
Ruben Zugno
Giuseppe Cuffaro

Forward:
Jalen Cannon

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Tortona tabs Marco Spanghero - by Eurobasket News

Orsi Derthona Basket Tortona (Serie A2) inked 26-year old former international point guard Marco Spanghero (186-78kg-91). He played most recently at Enel Brindisi (Serie A). In 28 games he averaged just 2.2ppg and 1.0rpg last season. Serie A2 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Spanghero played at Tezenis Verona (also in Serie A) where in 24 games he had 7.2ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.0apg.
He won Italian LNP Gold championship title in 2014.
Spanghero was also a member of Italian international program for some years. He played for Italian Senior National Team in 2014 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2011.
Spanghero represented Italy at the European Championships U18 in Metz (France) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 4.6ppg.
Spanghero has played previously for three other teams: Alma Trieste, Dolomiti Energia Trento and Trieste Jadran.
His game is described as: A quickly improving young guard, who can score a lot even at senior level yet. Has great personality, shoots well from the distance and can create his own shot. Needs to improve his defensive skills.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Berzins left Betaland Cdo - by Eurobasket News

24-year old Latvian international small forward Janis Berzins (201-96kg-93) left Betaland Capo d'Orlando (Serie A). In 8 games in Italy he recorded 6.9ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at VEF Riga in Latvian LBL where in 35 games he averaged 8.1ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.3apg. Berzins helped them to make it to the final. He also played 29 games in VTB United League where he had 10.2ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Berzins was voted Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League Domestic Player of the Year back in 2013.
He has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. Berzins has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
He also represented Latvia at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 0.5ppg.
Berzins has played previously for two other Latvian teams: Valmiera and VEF skola.

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Albano Chiarastella signs at Angelico Biella - by Eurobasket News

Angelico Biella (Serie A2) landed 32-year old naturalized Argentinian forward Albano Chiarastella (199-85, agency: Octagon Europe) from Moncada Solar Agrigento. Chiarastella has played there for the last six years. In 26 Serie A2 games he averaged 6.8ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.5apg last season.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Italian LNP Gold in 2015. Chiarastella received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian Nazionale A Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
He has played previously for four other teams: Bernalda, Potenza, Massafra and Salerno.

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Lecco keeps Riva for another season - by Eurobasket News

Basket Lecco (Serie B) re-signed Alessandro Riva. He has played there for the last three seasons. But in 10 Serie B games he recorded just 0.7ppg in 2015-16 season.

Basket Lecco roster for 2017-2018:

Gaetano Spera
Alessandro Maccaferri
Matteo Fabi
Ivan Morgillo
Alberto Cacace
Jacopo Balanzoni
Alessandro Riva

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Brussels sign K.T. Harrell, ex Mens Sana 1871 - by Eurobasket News

Basic-Fit Brussels (Euromillions League) signed 25-year old American guard K.T. Harrell (193-96kg-92, college: Auburn). He played last season at Mens Sana 1871 Siena in Italian Serie A2. In 30 games he had very impressive stats: 19.3ppg, 3.1rpg and 3.6apg. Great season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Harrell played at Akhisar Bld in Turkish TBL where in 32 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 16.6ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.5apg.
Harrell has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
His team made it to the SEC Tournament Semifinals in 2015.
Harrell graduated from Auburn University in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

Basic-Fit Brussels roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Guy Muya
Domien Loubry
Augustas Peciukevicius
K.T. Harrell
Niels Foerts

Forwards:
Aleksander Lichodzijewski
Osvaldas Matulionis
Jeremy Simmons
Maxime Depuydt

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  JAPAN  


Japanese U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Yuki Mikami
Mikami
Rui Hachimura
Hachimura
Shuki Shigetomi
Shigetomi
Yudai Nishida
Nishida
Avi Schafer
Schafer
#e#5
4Yuki Mikami 184-F-98
5Keisuke Masuda 191-G/F-98
6Avi Schafer 208-C-98 Georgia Tech USA
7Kanta Mizuno 182-PG-98
8Rui Hachimura 203-F-98 Gonzaga USA
9Shinsaku Enomoto 194-F/G-98 Pima CC USA
10Kazuma Tsuya 188-G-98
11Shuki Shigetomi 172-PG-98 Senshu Univ. Japan
12Tensho Sugimoto 185-G-98
13Taiga Kagitomi 192-F-99
14Yudai Nishida 188-F-99
15Shuki Nakata 175-G-00

Torsten Loibl Head Coach
Koichi Sato Assistant



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  KOSOVO  


Ahmet Kandemir is back to Sigal Prishtina - by Dren Shporta

Turkish coach, Ahmet Kandemir, will be leading the Kosovan record champions and Cup Winner, Sigal Prishtina, during the 2017-18 season.

Ahmet Kandemir 47 years old is back to Sigal Prishtina after 4 years, since he coached them in 2013.

In meantime, Ahmet Kandemir , was coach of the important teams in Turkish elite basketball league, while in 2016 coached Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol.

Sigal Prishtina will debut this season in Basketball Champions League from the first qualification round.



Woodley starts his pro career at Sigal Prishtina - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Sigal Prishtina (SuperLeague) agreed terms with 23-year old American guard Zeek Woodley (188-95kg-94). Woodley just graduated from Northwestern State University (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 14 games he had very impressive stats: 19.2ppg and 3.5rpg last season.
As mentioned above Woodley is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Southland Conference Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). Woodley was also voted NABC All-District 23 1st Team in 2016 at his college time.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LATVIA  


Berzins left Betaland Cdo - by Eurobasket News

24-year old Latvian international small forward Janis Berzins (201-96kg-93) left Betaland Capo d'Orlando (Serie A). In 8 games in Italy he recorded 6.9ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at VEF Riga in Latvian LBL where in 35 games he averaged 8.1ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.3apg. Berzins helped them to make it to the final. He also played 29 games in VTB United League where he had 10.2ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Berzins was voted Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League Domestic Player of the Year back in 2013.
He has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. Berzins has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
He also represented Latvia at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 0.5ppg.
Berzins has played previously for two other Latvian teams: Valmiera and VEF skola.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LITHUANIA  


Julius Jucikas leaves Lietuvos rytas - by Eurobasket News

28-year old power forward Julius Jucikas (205-104kg-89, agency: Octagon Europe) left Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (LKL). Jucikas played there also last season. In 36 games he recorded 3.6ppg and 1.6rpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Jucikas played there also last season. He also played 10 games in Eurocup where he averaged 3.0ppg.
The previous (15-16) season Jucikas played at Dzukija. In 17 LKL games he was the best scorer with impressive 15.7ppg and had 4.1rpg.
Among other achievements Jucikas won Baltic League championship title for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). He received also Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian NKL Honorable Mention award back in 2012 and 2013.
Jucikas represented Lithuania at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 8 games: 6.1ppg, 3.4rpg, FGP: 52.8%, FT: 64.7%.
Jucikas has played previously for three other teams: Siauliai, Silute and Pakruojis.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lithuanian U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Tadas Pazera
Pazera
Arnoldas Kulboka
Kulboka
Tadas Sedekerskis
Sedekerskis
Rokas Gadiliauskas
Gadiliauskas
Gytis Masiulis
Masiulis
#e#5
4Tadas Pazera 190-SG-98 Delikatesas Lithuania
7Eimantas Stankevicius 190-SG-98 MBC Germany
8Arnoldas Kulboka 205-SF-98 Betaland Cdo Italy
9Dovydas Giedraitis 190-G-00 Ezerunas-Karys Lithuania
11Tadas Sedekerskis 203-F/G-98 Baskonia Spain
13Rokas Gadiliauskas 205-C-98 Gran Canaria B Spain
18Grantas Vasiliauskas 204-PF-99 Zalgiris II Lithuania
19Mantvydas Zukauskas 191-SG-98 Siauliai Lithuania
21Gytis Masiulis 206-F/C-98 Zalgiris Lithuania
22Dziugas Slavinskas 203-SF-98 Nafta-Uni. Lithuania
24Donatas Kupsas 204-F-98 Long Island Lutheran USA
31Rokas Jokubaitis 187-PG-00 Neptunas-2 Lithuania

Rimantas Grigas Head Coach
Rolandas Rakutis Assistant Kauno kolegija Lithuania
Giedrius Zibenas Assistant Suduva-Mantinga Lithuania



Zalgiris land Dee Bost - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Defending champion B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL) landed 28-year old Bulgarian international point guard Dee Bost (188-80kg-89, college: Mississippi State, agency: BeoBasket). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Bost played most recently at AS Monaco Basket in French ProA. In 37 games he averaged 12.9ppg, 3.1rpg, 5.3apg and 1.1spg last season. He helped them to win the cup and end the regular season at the top position. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA 2nd Team. Bost also played 19 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 12.7ppg, 3.7rpg, 4.0apg and 1.4spg. He contributed to his team making it to the Basketball Champions League Final Four. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Bost played at Stelmet in Polish TBL. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 42 TBL games he recorded 10.6ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.9apg and 1.5spg (in top 5). Bost contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) and the Supercup (also twice). Impressive indeed as was selected to Eurobasket.com Polish League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Bost also played 10 games in Euroleague where he got 8.4ppg, 1.6rpg, 3.5apg and 1.4spg. He also played 10 games in Eurocup where he got 11.6ppg, 3.8rpg, 5.4apg and 1.7spg. Bost contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements Bost received Eurobasket.com All-Montenegrin League Import Player of the Year award back in 2013.
He also represented Bulgaria at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. But his stats at that event were not that impressive as he did not score anything.
Bost is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in five different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Bost has played previously professionally in Turkey (Trabzonspor), Venezuela (Trotamundos), NBA (Utah Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers), NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars) and Montenegro (Buducnost).
He attended Mississippi State until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dee Bost
Vasilije Micic
Paulius Valinskas

Forwards:
Royce O'Neale
Aaron White

Center:
Brandon Davies

Coach: Sarunas Jasikevicius

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  MALI  


Mali U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Lassana Haidara
Haidara
Mahamoud Balayira
Balayira
Martin Diakite
Diakite
Oumar Drame
Drame
Moulaye Sissoko
Sissoko
#e#5
4Badra Samake 185-PG-98
5Ibrahim Camara 185-PG-98
6Ousmane Traore 192-F-98
7Lassana Haidara 197-SF-99
8Namakan Traore 192-F-98
9Martin Diakite 170-PG-00 Nantes France
10Ichaka Samake 205-C-98 Hamilton Hgh Chr USA
11Mahamoud Balayira 197-F-98 AS Real Mali
12Sekou Dembele 202-C-98
13Oumar Drame 197-F-99
14Moulaye Sissoko 203-C-99
15Blaise Keita 210-C-99 Sunrise Christian USA

Kaba Kante Head Coach
Boubacar Kanoute Assistant



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  MEXICO  


Blois sign Tyren Johnson, ex Soles - by Philippe Burstert

ADA Blois Basket 41 (ProB) signed 29-year old American forward Tyren Johnson (202-102kg-88, college: La-Lafayette). He played this summer at Soles in Mexican Regional. The last season Johnson played at GS Lavrio in Greek A1 where in 10 games he had 7.8ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3spg.
In 2011 (a year after he left the college) Johnson was drafted by Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League) in first round (14th overall).
The former University Louisiana at Lafayette staris in his eighth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted All-Louisiana Player of the Year and All-Louisiana 1st Team back in 2010 at his college time.
Johnson is quite experienced player. He has played in four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Johnson has played previously professionally in Belgium (Okapi Aalstar), Japan (Kyoto Hannaryz), Turkey (Usak Sportlif) and France (Chalons Reims and Hyeres-Toulon).
He could be described: An athletic forward with great wingspan and good rebounding skills. He can spend time in both forward positions, but is more a PF than a SF.

ADA Blois Basket 41 roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Benjamin Monclar
Charly Pontens
Ahmed Doumbia

Forwards:
Tyren Johnson
Jonathan Fairell

Centers:
Drissa Ballo
Thomas Hieu-Courtois

Coach: Mickael Hay

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  MONTENEGRO  


Mornar Bar signs Strahinja Micovic - by Eurobasket News

KK Mornar Basket Bar (Erste Liga) signed 25-year old Serbian forward Strahinja Micovic (205-92). He played last season at Igokea in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. Micovic managed to play in three leagues last year. In 15 Division I games he had 12.5ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.6apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Micovic also played 26 games in ABA League where he recorded 11.5ppg and 3.1rpg. And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 14.0ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.0bpg.
The previous (15-16) season Micovic played at Borac in Serbian KLS. In 32 games he got impressive 15.4ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.0apg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention.
He has played also professionally for other Serbian teams like BKK Radnicki, OKK Beograd and FMP Beograd.

KK Mornar Basket Bar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nemanja Vranjes
Brandis Raley-Ross
Marko Mugosa

Forward:
Strahinja Micovic

Centers:
Radoje Vujosevic
Vukota Pavic

Coach: Mihailo Pavicevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mornar Bar lands Brandis Raley-Ross, ex Beroe - by Eurobasket News

KK Mornar Basket Bar (Erste Liga) tabbed 30-year old American guard Brandis Raley-Ross (191-92kg-87, college: S.Carolina). He played most recently at Beroe in Bulgarian NBL league. Raley-Ross managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 26 NBL games he averaged impressive 15.6ppg, 4.7rpg, 4.0apg and 1.3spg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league final. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Raley-Ross also played 11 games in Balkan League where he had 14.2ppg, 5.3rpg, 5.0apg and 1.4spg. He contributed to his team winning the Balkan League championship (twice). A very impressive season as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Balkan League 2nd Team. The other team Raley-Ross played that season for was another team Erie Bay Hawks in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen. In 9 games he recorded 4.3ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.1apg. He contributed to his team winning the league title (twice). Impressive indeed as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and selected to 1st Team.
Last year (six years after he left the college) Raley-Ross was drafted by Erie BayHawks (D-League) in sixth round (98th overall).
The former University of South Carolina standoutis in his eighth season in pro basketball.
Raley-Ross is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Estonia (Kalev/Cramo, BC Rakvere and TLU/Kalev), Greece (Panelefsiniakos), Lithuania (Lietkabelis) and Slovakia (Iskra Svit).

KK Mornar Basket Bar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nemanja Vranjes
Brandis Raley-Ross
Marko Mugosa

Centers:
Radoje Vujosevic
Vukota Pavic

Coach: Mihailo Pavicevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tortona inks Todor Radonjic - by Eurobasket News

Orsi Derthona Basket Tortona (Serie A2) signed 20-year old Montenegrin forward Todor Radonjic (199-97, agency: BeoBasket). He will still stay in Italy where he played last season at Roma S.Azzurra in Italian Serie B. In 6 games he had very impressive stats: 16.2ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.8apg and 1.5spg. Radonjic also played that season for Mec-Energy Roseto (Serie A). In 33 games he recorded 3.2ppg and 2.0rpg.
Despite young age he had great career. His team made it to the U17 Championships Semifinals in 2014. Radonjic was also voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Honorable Mention in 2015.
Radonjic represented Montenegro at the European Championships U18 in Volos (Greece) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 11.6ppg, 7.9rpg, 2.0apg, 2.2spg, FGP-1 (71.1%), 3PT: 44.4%, FT: 82.4%.
Radonjic has played previously for another Italian team CZG Veroli.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Coach Mihailo Pavicevic signs at Mornar Bar - by Eurobasket News

KK Mornar Basket Bar (Erste Liga) hired experienced 59-year old Serbian coach Mihailo Pavicevic. Pavicevic
Among other achievements his team made it to the League Semifinals in 2012, 2014 and 2015. Pavicevic used to coach Montenegrin U20 National Team (as & arrNT2(10,4) & ) back in 2014.
He has coached also professionally in China (Flying Leopards), Cyprus and Finland (Espoo Honka).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  NBA  


The Grizzlies keep Selden for two more seasons - by Eurobasket News

Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) re-signed 23-year old small forward Wayne Selden (196-104kg-94, college: Kansas). He played there last season. In 17 NBA games he averaged 4.6ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.1apg. Selden also played for the Pelicans where in three NBA games he had 5.3ppg and 1.7rpg. The other team he played that season for was another team Iowa Energy. In 35 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.5ppg, 4.9rpg and 2.9apg.
Selden has never been drafted by the NBA.
Among other achievements his college team won Big 12 Tournament in 2016. Selden received also NABC All-District 8 2nd Team award in 2016.
He represented USA at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Selden's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: Score-2(19.3ppg), 6.5rpg, 2.5apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 59.7%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 58.8%.
Selden graduated from University of Kansas in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: A strong defender with size and athleticism that averaged a double-double.

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West re-signs at the Warriors - by Eurobasket News

Golden State Warriors (NBA) confirmed in their roster experienced 37-year old forward David West (206-109kg-80, college: Xavier). He played there last season. In 85 NBA games he had 4.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.2apg.
The previous (15-16) season West played at the Spurs where in 88 NBA games he recorded 7.0ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.8apg. West helped them to win the Southwest Division title (twice) (also twice).
In 2003 he was drafted by New Orleans Hornets in first round (18th overall). The former Xavier University standoutis in his 15th (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was selected to NBA All-Star Game back in 2008 and 2009.
West has played also professionally for other NBA teams like other teamsNew Orleans Pelicans and Indiana Pacers.
He is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at the Warriors.
West could be described: Tremendous potential. David can run, he can score inside and he's athletic. He's got those long arms, good timing and he anticipates well. West is such a good offensive rebounder. He is always around the glass. He just continually gets inside position...He really has great hands and a nose for the ball...He's beyond his years.
Has heart and toughness but size and hand injury are a concern
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7-foot-2 Zhou Qi agrees to multiyear deal with Rockets - by Eurobasket News

The Houston Rockets have agreed to a multiyear contract with 7-foot-2 Qi Zhou (7'2''-C-96), league sources told ESPN. The final structure of the deal is still undergoing final touches, but Qi will join the Rockets for the 2017-18 season, league sources said. Qi, who is from China and was the 43rd pick in the 2016 NBA draft, comes to the Rockets 15 years after the franchise drafted Hall of Famer Yao Ming with the No. 1 overall pick. While Qi (pronounced Joe Chee) is considered a long-term developmental prospect, his arrival to the Rockets for the 2017-18 season will be met with tremendous enthusiasm in the Far East. Beyond his shot-blocking and rebounding strengths at 7-foot-2, he has shown an ability to stretch the floor as a three-point shooter. Qi, listed at 21 years old, played three seasons for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Association. He was part of the 2016 CBA champions and was the CBA's defensive player of the year.
Courtesy of: espn.com



Blake Griffin agrees to max deal with Clippers - by Eurobasket News

Los Angeles Clippers All-Star Blake Griffin (6'10''-F-89, college: Oklahoma) has reached agreement on a five-year, $173 million maximum contract to remain with the Clippers, league sources told The Vertical. Griffin met with the Clippers' front office and ownership on Friday night and the sides finalized the deal, league sources said. n seven NBA seasons, Griffin, 28, has averaged 21.5 points, 9.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists. He is a five-time All-Star who was the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2011. After losing Chris Paul in a trade with the Houston Rockets, Clippers president and coach Doc Rivers shifted his focus to re-signing Griffin.
Courtesy of: yahoo.com



Nene reaches four-year deal to remain with Rockets, sources say - by Eurobasket News

Veteran center Nene Hilario (6'11''-C-82) has agreed to a four-year, $15 million deal to re-sign with the Houston Rockets, according to a league source. A source said the deal was done using Nene Hilario's non-Bird rights owned by Houston, preserving the Rockets' biannual and midlevel exceptions. Nene, 34, served as a valuable reserve center for the Rockets after signing for the cap-room exception last season. He averaged 9.1 points and 4.2 rebounds in 17.9 minutes per game, shooting a career-best 61.7 percent from the floor. Nene's numbers improved in the playoffs (10.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 70.6 field goal percentage), but his postseason ended prematurely due to a torn left adductor suffered during Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals against the San Antonio Spurs. The injury did not require surgery. Nene Hilario has averaged 12.0 points and 6.3 rebounds during his 15-year career with the Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards and Rockets. He has struggled with injuries throughout his career, as his 67 games played last regular season matched his most since 2010-11. The Houston Chronicle first reported the terms of the deal.
Courtesy of: espn.com



Tony Snell Agrees To Four-Year, $46M Deal With Bucks - by Eurobasket News

Tony Snell (6'7''-G/F-91, college: N.Mexico) has agreed upon a four-year, $46 million deal with the Milwaukee Bucks. Snell has a player option after the third year. Snell was a restricted free agent. The Bucks acquired Snell from the Chicago Bulls before the start of the 16-17 season for Michael Carter-Williams.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



Holiday to re-sign at the Pelicans - by Eurobasket News

New Orleans Pelicans (NBA) agreed on terms of a new 5-year deal with 27-year old point guard Jrue Holiday (193-82kg-90, college: UCLA). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 67 NBA games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 7.3apg and 1.5spg last season.
In 2009 Holiday was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers in first round (17th overall). The former Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles standoutis in his ninth season in pro basketball.
Holiday was selected to NBA All-Star Game back in 2013.
He has played previously for Phi.76ers.
On Holiday: (by Borko Popic for NBADraft.net in 2009)
Long and wiry combo guard A crafty ballhandler that knows how to get defenders off balance with the dribble Has a good repertoire of moves and mixes them up well to keep the defense guessing He has a deceptive 1st step and shifty quickness making him difficult to contain on the perimeter. Defenses showed very little respect for his outside shot, daring him to shoot and taking away his driving lanes His form is a big issue as it throws his stroke off and makes his release inconsistent He shoots off the side of his head with the shooting elbow way out, as a result his shot is all over the place
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Phi.76ers land J.J. Redick - by Eurobasket News

Philadelphia 76ers tabbed 33-year old guard J.J. Redick (193-86kg-84, college: Duke). He has played for the last four years at LA Clippers. In 85 NBA games he averaged 14.6ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.4apg last season.
In 2006 Redick was drafted by Orlando Magic in first round (11th overall). The former Duke University staris in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Redick Milwaukee Bucks.

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LA Lakers released Tarik Black - by Eurobasket News

Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) released 26-year old forward Tarik Black (206-119kg-91, college: Kansas). Black played there last season. In 67 NBA games he had 5.7ppg and 5.1rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at another team D Fenders where in 8 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.4ppg, 11.8rpg, 1.0apg and 2.3bpg.
Black has never been drafted by the NBA.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Big 12 Regular Season in 2014. Black was also voted C-USA All-Defensive Team back in 2012 at his college time.
Black has played previously for Houston Rockets.
He attended University of Kansas until 2014 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.

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The Pistons to add Galloway to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Detroit Pistons will sign 26-year old guard Langston Galloway (188-91kg-91, college: St.Joseph's). He played last season at Sacramento Kings. In 19 NBA games he recorded 6.0ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.5apg. Galloway also played for the Pelicans where in 55 NBA games he averaged 8.6ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.2apg.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Galloway's college team won Atlantic 10 Tournament in 2014. He was also voted All-Atlantic 10 1st Team back in 2014.
Galloway has played previously for two other teams: New York Knicks and Westchester Knicks.
He attended Saint Joseph's University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Detroit Pistons roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Langston Galloway
Pierre Jackson

Forward:
Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson

Center:
Markus Kennedy

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Indiana Pacers trade Paul George to Oklahoma City Thunder for Victor Oladipo, Domantas Sabonis - by Eurobasket News

The Los Angeles Lakers want Paul George (6'9''-G/F-90, college: Fresno St.). Paul George wants the Los Angeles Lakers. But the Indiana Pacers, more than anything else, wanted out from under what could have been that year-long, courtship-from-afar of its best player. So that's what the Pacers got Friday evening. George was to be dealt to the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com and assorted other reports. In return, the Pacers were expected to receive guard Victor Oladipo (6'4''-G-92, college: Indiana) and forward Domantas Sabonis (6'10''-F/C-96, college: Gonzaga). That George, Indiana's leading scorer and a four-time All-Star, was getting traded was news enough. But with suitors such as Boston and Cleveland hoping to acquire him and perhaps persuade him to stay beyond the 2017-18 season - rather than join the Lakers in free agency next offseason - George's destination made it doubly stunning. For what most assume is a one-year rental of George, OKC gave up its second-leading scorer in Oladipo (15.9 ppg) and, in Sabonis, a promising 21-year-old who was the No. 11 pick in the 2016 Draft. But it will be teaming one of the league's best two-way players with Russell Westbrook, the NBA's newly minted MVP fresh off his triple-double season (31.6 ppg, 10.7 rpg, 10.4 apg). The move may demonstrate to both George and Westbrook, who also can become a free agent next summer, that the Thunder (47-35 last season) are seriously about competing in the Western Conference. For the Pacers, landing Oladipo and Sabonis for a player who was determined to leave in 12 months is a decent return. And even as Indiana rebuilds, GM Kevin Pritchard made sure not to send George even temporarily to an Eastern Conference rival.
Courtesy of: nba.com



Patty Mills to re-sign with Spurs on 4-year, $50 million deal - by Eurobasket News

Free-agent guard Patrick Mills (6'0''-PG-88, college: St.Mary's, CA) has agreed to a four-year, $50 million contract to return to the San Antonio Spurs, league sources told ESPN. San Antonio has prioritized re-signing its own players, and the Spurs held off significant interest from the Brooklyn Nets, league sources said. As veteran point guard Tony Parker (6'2''-PG-82) recovers from a ruptured left quadriceps tendon, Mills delivers San Antonio backcourt stability until Parker returns at full strength as expected early next season. The Spurs now will turn their attention to re-signing center Pau Gasol (7'0''-F/C-80) and restricted free-agent forward Jonathon Simmons. Mills, 28, became one of San Antonio's highest priorities among its own free agents after Parker was hurt during the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets. The uncertainty regarding a timetable for Parker's return combined with the inexperience of rising second-year man Dejounte Murray, who is just 20, pushed the Spurs into a situation where they wanted to keep a veteran at point guard. Mills has connected on at least 40 percent of his 3-pointers in four of his six seasons with the Spurs. He knocked down 41.3 percent of those shots during the 2016-17 campaign. Still, Mills found difficulty producing during the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors, averaging 7.8 points and 3.3 assists while making just 21.7 percent of his shots from long range. Mills is the closest friend on the current roster to veteran Manu Ginobili (6'6''-G-77, agency: Interperformances), who hasn't yet made a decision about whether to retire. Mills averaged career highs in minutes (21.9) and assists (3.5) this past season, while averaging 9.5 points. In the playoffs, Mills produced double figures in scoring in eight of 16 outings, and he twice notched 20-point outings. Mills was ranked No. 14 on the list of top available free agents this offseason compiled by ESPN's Kevin Pelton.
Courtesy of: espn.com



Bulls To Sign Felicio To Four-Year Deal - by Eurobasket News

The Bulls have come to terms with restricted free agent Cristiano Felicio (6'9''-C/F-92, college: Oregon), Shams Charania of The Vertical tweets. The soon-to-be 25-year-old big man averaged 4.8 points and 4.7 rebounds per game for the Bulls last season. Per Charania, the deal will be worth $32MM over four years. That should give Chicago more than enough time to gauge what sort of player they have in Felicio. At this point Felicio is regarded as a potentially valuable reserve, although there doesn't appear to be any rush to throw him into significantly more minutes any time soon. His ability to serve as a big, defensive presence, however, was enough to convince Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg to let him close some games during the 2016/17 season. Now that the Bulls have moved on from veterans Jimmy Butler and Rajon Rondo, the rebuild is officially underway. With that in mind, the Brazilian center will likely get more than enough opportunities to show just what he's capable of.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



Stephen Curry Agrees Upon Five-Year, $201M Supermax With Warriors - by Eurobasket News

Stephen Curry (6'3''-PG-88, college: Davidson) has agreed upon a five-year, $201 million supermax deal with the Golden State Warriors. The deal contains no player options for Curry and also does not contain a no-trade clause even though he was eligible for one, according to Marcus Thompson. Curry's contract is the richest in NBA history after he comes a four-year, $44 million extension signed in 2012.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



Shaun Livingston agrees to three-year, $24 million deal with Warriors - by Eurobasket News

The Warriors locked in their star point guard, Stephen Curry (6'3''-PG-88, college: Davidson), to the biggest contract in NBA history. Then they signed their backup point guard to reasonable deal soon after. Shaun Livingston (6'7''-G-85) has agreed to a three-year, $24 million deal to return to the Warriors, according to a report by ESPN's Chris Haynes. This is a nice yearly number for Livingston - the largest contract of his 13-year career, which was once derailed by a crippling knee injury - and a safe bet for the Warriors, who are comfortable with Livingston as a sturdy piece of their second-unit now and into the near future. An important piece of the Livingston contract: The final year of his deal includes only $2 of the $8 million guaranteed, meaning, if they so choose, the Warriors can release him before the deadline and clear $6 extra million right before Klay Thompson's free agency arrives.
Courtesy of: mercurynews.com



Knicks, point guard Ron Baker agree on a new deal as free agency begins - by Eurobasket News

Shortly after midnight, the Knicks reached their first free-agent agreement, coming to terms on a new deal for Ron Baker (6'4''-G-93, college: Wichita St.) on Saturday morning. The point guard had been with the team at summer league practice, watching from the stands, and definitely was someone the Knicks wanted to bring back. Baker broke the news himself in the first few minutes of the free-agent negotiating period, tweeting, 'Excited to be returning to the #Knicks next season! S/O all my family & friends! #Love.' Baker, who was a restricted free agent, averaged 4.1 points and 2.1 assists in 52 games last season, including 13 starts. This was hardly a splash, but it was important to the Knicks to bring him back. The Knicks liked his defense and toughness. The Knicks have much more work to do, namely figuring out what to do with Carmelo Anthony, who has a no-trade clause in his contract. The Pacers traded Paul George to the Thunder on Friday night, so the Cavaliers, Celtics and Rockets could up their pursuit of Anthony. The Knicks also are expected to try to land a veteran point guard. They could go after free agents George Hill and Jrue Holiday or try to bring back Derrick Rose.
Courtesy of: newsday.com



Teague replaced Rubio with a 57 million deal - by Eurobasket News

Point guard Jeff Teague (6'2''-PG-88, college: Wake Forest) has agreed to a three-year, $57 million deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves and will be the new starter of the team. The agreement, which contains a player option for the third year, was struck as NBA free agency opened Saturday at 12:01 a.m. ET. It came just hours after the Timberwolves traded point guard Ricky Rubio (6'4''-G-90) to the Utah Jazz for a protected 2018 first-round pick via the Oklahoma City Thunder. That freed up cap space for Minnesota to be aggressive in free agency, and Teague was a target. The 29-year-old averaged 15.3 points and 7.8 assists in 82 games in 2016-17 for the Indiana Pacers, his first year in his hometown of Indianapolis after seven seasons with the Atlanta Hawks.
Courtesy of: eurohoops.net



The Celtics land Ante Zizic - by Eurobasket News

Boston Celtics landed 20-year old Croatian international power forward Ante Zizic (210-97, agency: BeoBasket). He played most recently at Darussafaka in Turkish BSL league. Zizic managed to play in five leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 20 BSL games he averaged 9.3ppg and 4.5rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Zizic also played 20 games in Euroleague where he had 9.0ppg and 6.7rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. The other team Zizic played shortly was Cibona in Croatian A1. The team played in three different competitions that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In four A1 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.8ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.8apg. Zizic also played 13 games in ABA League where he got remarkable 20.0ppg, 9.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.2bpg. He also played 7 games in Basketball Champions League where he was the best scorer with high stats: 16.0ppg and got 5.9rpg (leader !!!) and 1.6bpg.
Last year Zizic was drafted by the Celtics in first round (23rd overall). Zizic received also Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League Honorable Mention award in 2017.
Despite young age he had great career. He played in the final of Croatian A1 League for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
Zizic has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team between 2013 and 2015.
Zizic also represented Croatia at the World Championships U19 in Heraklion (Greece) two years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 3 games: 13.0ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 47.8%, FT: 77.3%.
Zizic has played also professionally for other Croatian teams like KK Split, Gorica, KK Split II, KK_Cakovec and Ribola Kastela.
He is described as: Can play both the 4 and 5 positions, he's improving his game with his back to the board, but he is yet better in one-on-one facing the basket.

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  NCAA1  


Top 25 2018 forward Taeshon Cherry commits to USC - by Eurobasket News

Taeshon Cherry (6'9''-F) gave USC one of its biggest commitments in recent history on Friday. The 6-foot-9, 220-pound 2018 small forward - ranked 24th in the class by Scout - is a five-star prospect and the highest rated recruit the Trojans have signed out of high school in the Andy Enfield era. 'I'm going to USC,' Cherry told Scout. 'I have a good relationship with Tony (Bland) and (Andy) Enfield. Their style of play really fits my style of play and it's a perfect fit for me.' The McDonald's All-American candidate stressed that his relationship with the USC staff was a big part of his decision. 'Knowing Tony Bland really helped me,' Cherry said. 'I've known since him I was eight when he was at San Diego State. It's not far from my house and it felt like family.' Cherry cited USC's style of play as another big reason he chose the Trojans.
Courtesy of: scout.com



Michigan State lands top power forward Marcus Bingham - by Eurobasket News

Marcus Bingham, a 6-10, four-star power forward from Grand Rapids Catholic Central, on Friday committed to Michigan State's 2018 recruiting class. Bingham, ranked the No. 1 power forward in Michigan for 2018 and No. 12 nationally at his position by Scout.com, picked the Spartans over offers from Purdue, Ohio State, Butler, DePaul and Washington, among others. Bingham is the fourth commitment in Michigan State's 2018 class, joining guard Foster Loyer of Clarkston, and forwards Gabe Brown of Belleville and Thomas Kithier of Macomb Dakota. Bingham transferred to Grand Rapids Catholic Central from Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills ahead of his junior season.
Courtesy of: detroitnews.com



LSU keeps five-star Class of 2018 prospect home as Javonte Smart pledges to Tigers - by Eurobasket News

LSU is keeping a crucial in-state recruit at home as five-star Class of 2018 guard Javonte Smart (6'4''-G-99) pledged to the Tigers on Friday. The 6-foot-4 Smart is currently regarded as the No. 11 overall prospect in the Rivals national Class of 2018 rankings as he's been one of the most productive guards in the class over the past few years. New head coach Will Wade has given himself a very important backcourt piece for the future with Smart's commitment, and it also sends a message to the rest of the SEC that Wade means business when it comes to maintaining his home recruiting base. Smart is a native of Scotlandville, Louisiana as he's the best prospect from the state in his class. With LSU also landing four-star point guard Tremont Waters (5'11''-PG-98) this spring for the Class of 2017, the Tigers have two very good pieces to build around the next few seasons when it comes to their backcourt. Smart is LSU's first commitment in the Class of 2018. Playing in the Nike EYBL with Houston Hoops this spring, Smart averaged 15.1 points, 4.2 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game while shooting 46 percent from the field and 40 percent from three-point range. A much-improved all-around scorer, besides being a solid distributor, Smart is the type of guard who can come in and immediately make an impact as a freshman for the Tigers. Now that LSU has its main target locked up before the July live evaluation period, it'll be interesting to see who else the Tigers pursue in the next few weeks. Five-star Nazreon Reid, a Class of 2018 big man, is already scheduled to take an official visit to Baton Rouge this weekend.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



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  NEW ZEALAND  


NZ Select finish tour of China by exacting revenge upon Cameroon - by Eurobasket News

New Zealand Select wrapped up their six game tour of China on a positive note downing Cameroon 73-69 in Shenzhen on Friday evening. New Zealand finished the trip with a 5-1 record and will have plenty of positives to take from the tour. Having lost by 24 points to Cameroon last Sunday, the change in fortune was based on outstanding defence with the African team held to 43 points in the first three periods. Coach Mike Fitchett was proud of the effort. 'It was a great performance from the guys last night, really proud of the turnaround. We shot the ball very well, especially Ethan and Luke. Most importantly, we dealt with their length and athleticism and only had 16 turnovers (down from 29). We controlled the pace of the game well and didn't allow them to run. Holding them to 30 points in the first half was great.' New Zealand trailed in the opening quarter 17-16 but really put the defensive clamps on in the second to reach half-time with a 41-30 lead. Canterbury guard Ethan Rusbatch (196-G/F-92, college: Lincoln Trail CC) (10 points) and Southland's Luke Aston (200-G-90, college: BYU-Hawaii) (12 points) led the scoring at the break, Finn Delany (198-F-95, college: SW Baptist) also chiming in with 8 points. The Kiwis again kept Cameroon to 13 points in a quarter and with Rusbatch and Aston sharing 11 points increased its lead to 58-43 with ten minutes to play. 'Other than 16 committed turnovers, our major key was to win the rebound battle and we got that done too,' added Fitchett. Despite a ferocious effort from Cameroon in the final period, New Zealand Select held on for a deserved victory. The Kiwis shooting from beyond the arc was also effective as collectively they shot 48% (13/27). Aston (5 from 8) and Rusbatch (4 from 9) were the leading marksmen. Fitchett was delighted with performance of the players over the six games. 'Overall it was a really good tour and all of the guys did themselves a favour when it comes to Tall Blacks selection at some time in the future. For a number of the payers that selection may come sooner rather than later with the Tall Blacks team for the Asia Cup to be named later this month.
Courtesy of: basketball.org.nz



New Zealand U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Taane Samuel
Samuel
Quinn Clinton
Clinton
Isaac Letoa
Letoa
Joshua Aitcheson
Aitcheson
Tai Wynyard
Wynyard
#e#5
2Taane Samuel 200-F-99 Whittlesea City Australia
6Hamish McDonald 190-G-99 Canterbury New Zealand
8Quinn Clinton 194-G-99 N.Mexico USA
10Isaac Letoa 183-G-98 Wellington S. New Zealand
11Tobias Cameron 193-G-99 Gold Coast R. Australia
12Toby Gillooly 193-F/G-98 Canterbury New Zealand
13Joshua Aitcheson 194-F-98 Southland S. New Zealand
14Tai Wynyard 208-C/F-98 Kentucky USA
15Callum McRae 214-C-99 Hub Jets New Zealand
21Flynn Cameron 191-G-00 Gold Coast R. Australia
22Angus McWilliam 211-C/F-99 Canterbury New Zealand
93Samuel Waardenburg 208-PF-99 Miami, FL USA

Daryl Cartwright Head Coach
Gavin Briggs Assistant
Leyton Haddleton Assistant



South West Metro Pirates sign Jeremy Kendle, ex Canterbury - by Hugh McAuliffe

South West Metro Pirates (QBL) signed 29-year old American guard Jeremy Kendle (186-88, college: Bellarmine). He played this summer at Canterbury in New Zealand NBL league. In 19 games he had very impressive stats: 20.6ppg, 5.3rpg, 5.4apg and 1.2spg. Kendle helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was voted Australiabasket.com All-New Zealand NBL Import Player of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team. The last season he played at Bullets (also in NBL) where in 7 games he recorded 11.0ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.4apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted Australiabasket.com All-New Zealand NBL Import Player of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Kendle was voted Australiabasket.com All-Australian QBL Player of the Year in 2015.
He has played on four different continents (Europe, Australia, Africa and of course North America). Kendle has played previously professionally in Morocco (Wydad Athletic Club Casablanca), Switzerland (Massagno) and Australia (Toowoomba Mountaineers and Bendigo Braves).
He attended Bellarmine University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Dijon signs Rasheed Sulaimon - by Eurobasket News

JDA Dijon Bourgogne (ProA) signed 23-year old American (has also Nigerian passport) guard Rasheed Sulaimon (193-86kg-94, college: Maryland). He played last season at Greensboro Swarm (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 49 games he had 13.3ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.2apg and 1.3spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Sulaimon's team made it to the Big Ten Tournament Semifinals in 2016. He was also voted All-Big Ten Honorable Mention in 2016 at his college time.
Sulaimon represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Prague (Czech Republic) four years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 9 games: 8.4ppg, 2.8rpg, FGP: 37.1%, 3PT: 40.5%, FT: 55.6%.
Sulaimon has played also professionally in NBA (Charlotte Hornets).
He attended University of Maryland until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

JDA Dijon Bourgogne roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Axel Julien
Rasheed Sulaimon
Noah Burrell
J.J. Frazier
Martin Imhoff

Forwards:
Abdoulaye Loum
Jacques Alingue
Valentin Bigote
Jean-Philippe Dally
Florian Ouedraogo
Nicolas Dorez

Center:
Johan Passave-Ducteil

Coach: Laurent Legname

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  POLAND  


AZS Koszalin tabs rookie Brandon Watkins in his first year in pro basketball - by Eurobasket News

AZS Koszalin (PLK) inked 22-year old American forward Brandon Watkins (206-104kg-95). Watkins just graduated from W.Virginia (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 36 games he averaged 4.3ppg and 2.8rpg last season. Watkins helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

AZS Koszalin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jakub Dloniak
Igor Wadowski
Dusty Hannahs

Forwards:
Piotr Stelmach
Damian Jeszke
Szymon Kiwilsza
Simon Kucharewicz
Brandon Watkins
Artur Pabianek

Coach: Dariusz Szczubial

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Betaland Cdo lands Jakub Wojciechowski - by Eurobasket News

Betaland Capo d'Orlando (Serie A) tabbed 27-year old former Polish international power forward Jakub Wojciechowski (210-112kg-90) from Vanoli Cremona. In 25 Serie A games he averaged 5.8ppg and 2.7rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Wojciechowski played at MIA-Red October Cantu (previous name MIA-RO Cantu) where in 28 Serie A games he had 4.3ppg and 2.6rpg. He also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 7.5ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.0apg.
Among other achievements Wojciechowski received Eurobasket.com All-Italian Nazionale A Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Italian Nazionale A Center of the Year award back in 2013.
He was also a member of Polish international program for some years. Wojciechowski played for Polish Senior National Team between 2011 and 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
He also represented Poland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 five years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 3.4ppg, 2.9rpg.
Wojciechowski has played previously for seven other teams: Benetton Treviso, Enel Brindisi, Germani Basket Brescia, Piacenza, CZG Veroli, Mantova and Piacenza.
He is described as: A modern inside player, who has good technical skills and quickness. Has good timing for the rebounds, he could also become a very good PF.

Betaland Capo d'Orlando roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Mario Ihring

Forwards:
Jakub Wojciechowski
Arnoldas Kulboka

Center:
Andrea Donda

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Start Lublin adds Washington to their roster - by Eurobasket News

TBV Start Lublin (PLK) added to their roster 30-year old American point guard James Washington (182-75kg-87, college: Middle Tennessee State) from Anwil. In 24 PLK games in Poland he had 10.5ppg, 1.2rpg and 3.1apg last season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Cup final. The other team Washington played that season for was Boras Basket in Swedish Basketligan where in 15 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.1ppg, 3.6rpg, 5.8apg and 1.6spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won ICCAC championship title in 2009. Washington was also voted NABC Division I All-District 24 1st Team back in 2011 at his college time.
Washington is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (VOO Verviers Pepinster), Croatia (Jolly), France (Chorale de Roanne), Germany (Gladiators and Topstar) and Sweden (Solna Vikings and Nassjo).
Washington attended Middle Tennessee State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.
On Washington: This left-handed combo guard can shoot from long range, either off dribble or from the spot. He is also a very quick penetrator with the ball in his hands, being able to finish or split out for an open shot.

TBV Start Lublin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
James Washington
Mateusz Dziemba
Michael Gospodarek
Bartlomiej Pelczar

Forwards:
Pawel Kowalski
Marcin Dutkiewicz
Bartosz Ciechocinski

Center:
Roman Szymanski

Coach: David Dedek

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  PORTUGAL  


FC Porto adds Pinto to their roster - by Joao Santos

FC Porto (LPB) added to their roster 29-year old international point guard Pedro Pinto (188-88) from Vitoria SC/Costa Guerreiro Lda.. Pinto has played there for the last three years. In 38 LPB games he recorded 12.3ppg, 2.1rpg and 4.0apg last season. Pinto helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of Portuguese League for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). Pinto was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Guard of the Year back in 2014.
He has been also a member of Portuguese international program for some years. Pinto has regularly played for Portuguese senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team in 2007.
He represented Portugal at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.2ppg, 1.3rpg, 3.0apg, FGP: 56.5%, 3PT: 13.3%, FT: 78.6%.
Pinto has played previously for two other teams: Barreirense and Galitos-Barreiro.

FC Porto roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pedro Pinto
Pedro Bastos
Ferran Ventura

Forwards:
Miguel Miranda
Miguel Queiroz

Center:
Sasa Borovnjak

Coach: Moncho Lopez

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Oliveirense inks coach Norberto Alves - by Eurobasket News

U.D. Oliveirense (LPB) signed 49-year old Portuguese coach Norberto Alves. He has coached for the last three seasons at Clube Recreativo e Desportivo do Libolo in Angolan Division I. Alves helped them to win the Supercup and end the regular season at the top position.
He was selected to Portuguese League All-Star Game back in 2010.
Alves has coached previously two other Portugal teams: Benfica and Academica.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PUERTO RICO  


Puerto Rican U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Jesus Cruz
Cruz
Leandro Allende
Allende
Jorge Pacheco-Ortiz
Pacheco-Ortiz
Edwin Rivera
Rivera
Gerardo Texeira
Texeira
#e#5
4Nicholas Guadarrama 198-F-99 Perkiomen USA
5Luis Lopez 182-G-98
6Jesus Cruz 195-F/G-98
7Adrian Ocasio 200-F-98 PR-Rio Piedras Puerto Rico
8Elmer Natal 195-F/G-99
9Brandon Davis 190-G-98 Watsonville USA
10Leandro Allende 198-G-97 Citadel USA
11Alexis Negron 193-SG-98
12Jorge Pacheco-Ortiz 185-G-98 Liberty USA
13Luis Cuascut 201-F-98 PR-Bayamon Puerto Rico
14Edwin Rivera 200-PF-98
15Gerardo Texeira 195-PF-97

Omar Gonzalez Head Coach Marinos Venezuela
Raymond Cintron Assistant
Jose Ocasio Assistant



BSN Round 41: Leader Santeros get another victory - by Eurobasket News

Leader Santeros delivered the twenty fifth win on Friday night. This time they beat 9th ranked Brujos (14-22) 95-78 in Guayama. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Santeros's pressure prevailed and they won that period 29-18 extending their advantage to 17 points. Santeros outrebounded Brujos 51-36 including 36 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. The best player for the winners was naturalized Dominican forward Jonathan Rodriguez (196-87, college: Campbell, agency: DTMones) who scored 19 points and 9 rebounds. Forward Owens Perez (203-92) chipped in 10 points and 11 rebounds. American point guard Marcus Fillyaw (185-94, college: Ky Wesleyan, agency: Paris Global Sports) produced 27 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) for the hosts. Santeros maintains first place with 25-11 record. Brujos at the other side keep the ninth position with 22 games lost.

In the last game of round 41 bottom-ranked Isabela were defeated by Arecibo in a road game 92-83.
The best stats of 41th round was 14 points and 9 rebounds by Davon Jefferson of Arecibo.

Arecibo - Isabela 92-83

There was no surprise in Arecibo where 10th ranked Gallitos (11-24) were defeated by fifth ranked Capitanes (19-17) 92-83 on Friday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 24-20. But Gallitos won second period 23-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Capitanes dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Gallitos' 34. They outrebounded Gallitos 40-28 including 30 on the defensive glass. Capitanes looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Angel Alamo (206-85) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Davon Jefferson (204-86, college: USC) chipped in 14 points and 9 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots). American point guard Raymond Cintron-Cortes (183-90, college: Middle Tenn.St., agency: Paris Global Sports) produced 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international power forward Manuel De-Jesus (206-83, college: Southeastern CC) added 8 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests. Five Capitanes and four Gallitos players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Capitanes have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Ponce. Gallitos at the other side stay at the bottom position with 24 games lost.
Top scorers:
Isabela: F.de Jesus 16+3ast, W.Martinez 16+2reb+2ast, R.Cintron Cortes 14+6reb+4ast, W.Orozco 11+5reb+2ast, M.De Jesus 8+9reb+3ast, E.Ubiles 8+1ast
Arecibo: A.Matias 17+4reb+1ast, A.Alamo 14+12reb+4ast, D.Jefferson 14+9reb+2ast, W.Hodge 11+2reb+4ast, D.Huertas 11+5reb+5ast, D.Cortez 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 549272


Guayama - Aguada 78-95

Leader Santeros delivered the twenty fifth win on Friday night. This time they beat 9th ranked Brujos (14-22) 95-78 in Guayama. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Santeros's pressure prevailed and they won that period 29-18 extending their advantage to 17 points. Santeros outrebounded Brujos 51-36 including 36 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. The best player for the winners was naturalized Dominican forward Jonathan Rodriguez (196-87, college: Campbell, agency: DTMones) who scored 19 points and 9 rebounds. Forward Owens Perez (203-92) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds. American point guard Marcus Fillyaw (185-94, college: Ky Wesleyan, agency: Paris Global Sports) produced 27 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) and naturalized American guard Kyle Vinales (185-92, college: Cent.Conn.St.) added 14 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists respectively for the hosts. Four Santeros and five Brujos players scored in double figures. Santeros maintains first place with 25-11 record. Brujos at the other side keep the ninth position with 22 games lost.
Top scorers:
Guayama: M.Fillyaw 27+5reb+5ast, K.Vinales 14+5reb+10ast, J.Torres 13+1reb+1ast, K.Penn 11+11reb+1ast, J.Nieves 10+7reb+2ast, R.Sanchez 3+7reb+3ast
Aguada: J.Rodriguez 19+9reb+2ast, R.Orta 15+3reb+2ast, J.Matos 13+5reb+3ast, L.Patterson 11+2reb+2ast, O.Perez 10+11reb+1ast, G.Clavell 8+1reb+1ast
gschID: 549271





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  ROMANIA  


Antwerp lands Dave Dudzinski, ex Steaua CSM - by Eurobasket News

Port of Antwerp Giants (Euromillions League) tabbed 25-year old American power forward Dave Dudzinski (206-103kg-92, college: Holy Cross, agency: Inception Sports). He played most recently at Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 39 games he averaged 13.1ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.6apg last season. Dudzinski helped them to make it to the final. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League 1st Team. Dudzinski also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 13.8ppg, 7.8rpg, 1.7apg and 1.7spg.
The previous (15-16) season Dudzinski played at BC Siauliai in Lithuanian LKL. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 40 LKL games he recorded 11.7ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.0spg. Dudzinski also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 11.0ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.0apg. He also played 8 games in Baltic League where he got 14.4ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg. Dudzinski contributed to his team winning the Baltic League championship (twice).
He has played also professionally in Italy (Agrigento).
Dudzinski attended College of Holy Cross until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
He is described as: Has a good combination of size and skill; Can play both inside and outside.

Port of Antwerp Giants roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dennis Donkor
Tyler Kalinoski
Thomas Akyazili

Forwards:
Dave Dudzinski
Hans Vanwijn

Center:
Ismael Bako

Coach: Roel Moors

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  RUSSIA  


Khimki keeps Sokolov for another season - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) re-signed 32-year old international center Dmitry Sokolov (214-115kg-85, agency: Alti Sport). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 15 Eurocup games he averaged 4.1ppg and 1.8rpg last season. Sokolov helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 29 games in VTB United League where he had 3.6ppg and 2.5rpg. Sokolov contributed to his team making it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Krasny Oktyabr. In 8 Eurocup games he recorded 8.8ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0bpg. Sokolov also played 10 games in VTB United League where he got 7.9ppg and 4.9rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements Sokolov's team won Russian Cup in 2009 and 2014.
He has been also a member of Russian international program for some years. Sokolov has regularly played for Russian senior team since 2005 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2004.
He represented Russia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 6.0ppg, 4.0rpg, FGP: 66.7%, FT: 61.5%.
Sokolov has played previously for six other teams: CSKA Moscow, Lokomotiv Mineralnye Vody, Unics Kazan, Pulkovo, Unics Kazan 2nd team and Lokomotiv.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: The great Russian hope; Has size, he's agile inside, goes well to rebound; his long arms allows him to be a good shot-blocker; needs to improve his defensive slkills and his shooting, above all the free throwing;.

BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Egor Vyaltsev
Stefan Markovic
Charles Jenkins
Vyacheslav Zaytsev

Forwards:
Sergey Monya
Andrey Zubkov

Center:
Dmitry Sokolov

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

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Stanislav Ilnitskiy joins Lokomotiv - by Eurobasket News

Lokomotiv Kuban (VTB) agreed terms with 23-year old international forward Stanislav Ilnitskiy (200-103kg-94, agency: Alti Sport). He has played for the last two seasons at BC Khimki Moscow Region in the VTB. In 17 Eurocup games he had 4.6ppg and 3.5rpg last season. Ilnitskiy helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 31 games in VTB United League where he recorded 3.4ppg and 2.5rpg. Ilnitskiy contributed to his team making it to the final.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted All-Eurobasket.com European Championships U16 2nd Team back in 2010.
Ilnitskiy has been also a member of Russian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Russian senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team in 2014.
Ilnitskiy represented Russia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 0pts.
Ilnitskiy has played previously for Khimky Podmoskoye.

Lokomotiv Kuban roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chris Babb
Trevor Lacey

Forward:
Stanislav Ilnitskiy

Centers:
Frank Elegar
Brian Qvale

Coach: Sasa Obradovic

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Ian Vougioukas leaves Lokomotiv - by Eurobasket News

32-year old Greek ex-international power forward Ian Vougioukas (212-122kg-85, college: St.Louis) left Lokomotiv Kuban (VTB). Vougioukas played there also last season. In 18 Eurocup games he recorded 8.4ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.4apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Vougioukas played there also last season. He also played 31 games in VTB United League where he averaged 10.2ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.7apg.
The previous (15-16) season Vougioukas played at Zalgiris in Lithuanian LKL. In 46 games he had 9.9ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.2apg. He contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) and they also made it to the Cup final (twice). Great season indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Bosman Player of the Year and voted to 2nd Team. Vougioukas also played 24 games in Euroleague where he got 11.1ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.3apg.
Vougioukas was also a member of Greek international program for some years. He played for Greek Senior National Team between 2010 and 2014 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2005.
Vougioukas represented Greece at the World Championships in Turkey seven years ago. His stats at that event were 3 games: 2.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.0bpg.
Vougioukas is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (ratiopharm Ulm), Greece (Olympiacos, Panellinios and Cretan Kings) and Turkey (Galatasaray).
Vougioukas attended Saint Louis University until 2007 and it is his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Great game down low with his back to the basket, almost impossible to stop. One of the best big men in Europe in that department. He can literally win any match up there. Great confidence in his game. Good motor for a player his size. Not a great leaper, does not play above the rim.

Lokomotiv Kuban roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chris Babb
Trevor Lacey

Centers:
Frank Elegar
Brian Qvale

Coach: Sasa Obradovic

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Khimki keeps Vyaltsev for another season - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) re-signed 32-year old former international point guard Egor Vyaltsev (193-88kg-85, agency: Alti Sport). He has played there for the last six seasons. In 14 Eurocup games he averaged 5.2ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.2apg last season. Vyaltsev helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 30 games in VTB United League where he had 4.3ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.2apg. Vyaltsev contributed to his team making it to the final.
He was selected to Russian PBL All-Star Game back in 2011.
Vyaltsev was also a member of Russian international program for some years. He played for Russian Senior National Team between 2006 and 2015 and previously for U21 National Team in 2004.
Vyaltsev represented Russia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 3.8ppg, 1.2rpg, 1.2apg.
Vyaltsev has played previously for four other teams: Ural Great, Krasnie Krilya, Samara 2nd team and Zenit.

BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Egor Vyaltsev
Stefan Markovic
Charles Jenkins
Vyacheslav Zaytsev

Forwards:
Sergey Monya
Andrey Zubkov

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

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  SENEGAL  


Paris-Levallois keep N'Doye for another season - by Eurobasket News

Paris-Levallois (ProA) re-signed experienced 37-year old Senegalese international small forward Maleye N'Doye (202-80, college: Furman). He has played there for the last five seasons. In 39 ProA games he recorded 4.1ppg and 1.8rpg last season. N'Doye helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements he received Afrobasket.com All-African Championships 1st Team award back in 2013.
N'Doye has been also a member of Senegalese international program for some years. He has regularly played for Senegalese senior team since 2003 and previously for U18 National Team in 2001.
N'Doye represented Senegal at the Afrobasket Championships in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) four years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 5 games: 9.6ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.4apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 39.1%, FT: 62.5%.
N'Doye has played previously professionally also in Portugal (Benfica) and France (JDA Dijon, Le Mans and Entente Orleans 45).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Paris-Levallois.
N'Doye attended Furman University until 2004 and it will be his 14th (!!!) season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: Maleye, it is simply our biggest shooter. He is a player full of talent, with a fast game. He plays rightly and is endowed with a good game without ball. He must now toughen defensively himself and must accept the physical challenge.

Paris-Levallois roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Louis Campbell
Daniel Nwaelele
Remi Lesca

Forwards:
Maleye N'Doye
Cyrille Eliezer-Vanerot
Maxime Roos
Ivan Fevrier

Center:
Petr Cornelie

Coach: Frederic Fauthoux

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Coach Mihailo Pavicevic signs at Mornar Bar - by Eurobasket News

KK Mornar Basket Bar (Erste Liga) hired experienced 59-year old Serbian coach Mihailo Pavicevic. Pavicevic
Among other achievements his team made it to the League Semifinals in 2012, 2014 and 2015. Pavicevic used to coach Montenegrin U20 National Team (as & arrNT2(10,4) & ) back in 2014.
He has coached also professionally in China (Flying Leopards), Cyprus and Finland (Espoo Honka).

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Mornar Bar signs Strahinja Micovic - by Eurobasket News

KK Mornar Basket Bar (Erste Liga) signed 25-year old Serbian forward Strahinja Micovic (205-92). He played last season at Igokea in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. Micovic managed to play in three leagues last year. In 15 Division I games he had 12.5ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.6apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Micovic also played 26 games in ABA League where he recorded 11.5ppg and 3.1rpg. And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 14.0ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.0bpg.
The previous (15-16) season Micovic played at Borac in Serbian KLS. In 32 games he got impressive 15.4ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.0apg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention.
He has played also professionally for other Serbian teams like BKK Radnicki, OKK Beograd and FMP Beograd.

KK Mornar Basket Bar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nemanja Vranjes
Brandis Raley-Ross
Marko Mugosa

Forward:
Strahinja Micovic

Centers:
Radoje Vujosevic
Vukota Pavic

Coach: Mihailo Pavicevic

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  SLOVENIA  


Zlatorog lands Imran Polutak - by Zeljko Zule

Zlatorog made their first addition for the upcoming season by signing Bosnian Imran Polutak (209-C-96) on a one-year deal.
Polutak started last season with fellow Slovenian side Krka and in mid-January moved to Zlatorog. The next day the transfer was annulled by KZS (Slovenian Basketball Federation) and Polutak then moved to Zabok. He averaged 11.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.2 steals and 0.6 blocks over 19 minutes in 13 Croatian A1 League games.
Polutak grew up with Brcko and in 2011 moved to Krka. He was a member was of all U18 and U20 Bosnian national teams at European Championships from 2013 through 2016.



Sebastjan Krasevec set to be assistant coach of Primorska, Mirsad Alilovic will be youth team coach - by Zeljko Zule

Primorska agreed terms with Sebastjan Krasevec to be an assistant coach for Croatian head coach Jurica Golemac and Mirsad Alilovic will be youth team coach.
Krasevec started his coaching career as an assistant at Zlatorog and won 2004 Slovenian Cup Spar. He became a head coach for the first time in 2012, taking Elektra. He also served as coach of 2SKL (League Two) side Hrastnik and Polish side GTK Asseco II Gdynia. He led the club to the EYBL U20 championship title and Polish 2Liga semifinals.
Alilovic arrives from Czech side USK Praha, where he spent last three seasons. Alilovic previously coached Geoplin Slovan and Union Olimpija. He also served as an assistant coach of the Slovenian national team from 2007 through 2010 and as a head coach of the Slovenian U20 national team from 2004 through 2008.



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  SOUTH KOREA  


South Korean U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Jiwon Park
Park
Junghyun Lee
Lee
Seunghui Han
Han
Jinyoung Kim
Kim
Yungi Ha
Ha
#e#5
3Kim Hyeongjin 181-PG-98 Korea University Seo South Korea
5Park Jiwon 193-SF-98 Yonsei University South Korea
6Lee Junghyun 190-SF-99
7Park Minuk 185-G-98 Yonsei University South Korea
9Shin Minsuk 201-C-99
10Yun Wongsang 185-G-98 Dan Kook University South Korea
11Yang Junu 186-G-98 Sungkyunkwan Univers South Korea
13Han Seunghui 200-C-98 Yonsei University South Korea
14Kim Jinyoung 193-F-98 Korea University Seo South Korea
15Jae Min Yang 198-F/C-99 Torrelodones Spain
32Seo Jeonghyeon 201-C-98
34Ha Yungi 203-C-99

Lee Moojin Head Coach
Chang Seok Assistant
OH Choungyoull Assistant



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  SPAIN  


Spanish U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Pol Figueras
Figueras
Aleix Font
Font
Maxim Esteban
Esteban
Osas Ehigitor
Ehigitor
Alvaro Sanz
Sanz
#e#5
4Pol Figueras 187-PG-98 FC Barcelona II Spain
5Alvaro Sanz 190-G-98 Huesca Spain
7Eric Vila 211-F-98 Texas A&M USA
8Aleix Font 192-F/G-98 FC Barcelona II Spain
98Maxim Esteban 201-F-98 FC Barcelona II Spain
10Victor Moreno 195-SG-98 Fuenlabrada Spain
11Ignacio Ballespin 194-G/F-98 Avila Spain
12Osas Ehigitor 207-C-99 Viten Fuen. Spain
13Joshua Tomaic 206-F-98 Maryland USA
14Pol Molins 191-G/F-99 Prat Spain
15Ignacio Rosa 206-F/C-99 Unicaja Spain
18Bernat Vanaclocha 210-C-98 Estudiantes B Spain

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



Ondrej Balvin agreed terms with Gran Canaria - by Eurobasket News

Herbalife Gran Canaria (Liga Endesa) inked 25-year old Czech ex-international center Ondrej Balvin (217-115kg-92, agency: Octagon Europe) from Estudiantes. Balvin managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 8 Liga Endesa games in Spain he recorded 6.8ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.4apg, 1.0spg and 1.3bpg. He also played that season for Bayern Muenchen in German BBL where in 13 games he averaged 5.7ppg and 2.1rpg. Balvin also played 11 games in Eurocup where he had 3.4ppg and 1.9rpg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements Balvin's team was regular season runner-up in Spanish EBA Group D in 2012. He received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B 1st Team award back in 2011 and 2012.
Balvin was also a member of Czech Republic international program for some years. He played for Czech Republic Senior National Team between 2011 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2012.
Balvin also represented Czech Republic at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 9.3ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.0apg, Blocks-5 (1.5bpg), FGP: 67.6%, FT: 83.3%.
Balvin has played previously professionally in Spain (Sevilla and Real Betis Energia Plus Sevilla 2nd team) and Czech Republic (USK Praha).
His game is described as: Ondrej is 218 cm (7'2') tall. Has athletic predispositions, huge wingspan, good coordination, mobility and strong legs. Ondrej is one of the most prospective big men in Europe. He is coachable, intelligent, has a great working attitude. He has worked on his game back and face to the basket and around the paint. He puts up more weight and has larger frame than last year. He fights for every rebound and space under basket - whih makes him one of the best rebounders in the Spanish ACB. Thanks to a great deal of personal contribution, he has improved his athletic skills, and has become a very quick player for his size. He played several seasons in the ACB - great games against Real Madrid and other Euroloeague competition.
- ACB: Most rebounds in one game - 17rebs (2016)
- Eurocup: Most rebounds in one game - 19rebs (2015)
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Herbalife Gran Canaria roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Albert Oliver
Xavier Rabaseda
DJ Seeley

Forwards:
Eulis Baez
Pablo Aguilar
Shaquielle McKissic

Centers:
Ondrej Balvin
Anzejs Pasecniks

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UCAM Murcia keeps Soko for another season - by Eurobasket News

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB (Liga Endesa) re-signed 26-year old British ex-international power forward Ovie Soko (201-100kg-91, college: Duquesne). He played there last season. In 9 Liga Endesa games he averaged 6.3ppg and 3.2rpg. Soko also played 5 games in Eurocup where he had 5.6ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.0apg.
He ended the previous (2015-16) season at Enel Brindisi in Italian Serie A. In three games he recorded 6.3ppg and 1.3rpg. But the most of that year Soko spent at Aiolos Trikallon in Greek A1. In 18 games he was second best scorer with impressive 16.7ppg and got 7.7rpg (#3 in the league), 2.3apg and 1.8spg (in top 3).
His team won C-USA Regular Season in 2011.
Soko also represented United Kingdom at the European Championships U20 Division B in Austria seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: Score-4 (19.1ppg), 6.3rpg, 2.0apg, Steals-3 (2.3spg), FGP: 58.5%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 56.6%.
Soko has played also professionally in France (Boulazac Basket).
He attended University of Duquesne until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

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Caceres keep Perez for another season - by Eurobasket News

Caceres Patrimonio de la Humanidad (LEB Gold) re-signed experienced 38-year old forward Sergio Perez (205-79). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 34 LEB Gold games he averaged 9.7ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.2apg last season.
Among other achievements Perez's team won Spanish LEB Silver Regular Season in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Domestic Player of the Year award back in 2014.
Perez has played previously professionally also in France (Pornic) and Spain (Ourense, UCAM Murcia, Gran Canaria, Tenerife and CB Guadalajara).
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 Caceres.

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Delia re-signs at UCAM Murcia - by Eurobasket News

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB (Liga Endesa) confirmed in their roster 25-year old Argentinian international center Marcos Delia (211-92). He is a dual citizen owning also Italian passport. Delia played there last season. In 32 Liga Endesa games he recorded 5.7ppg and 3.3rpg. He also played 14 games in Eurocup where he averaged 3.6ppg and 2.6rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Delia played at Obras Basket in Argentinian LigaA. In 59 games he had 11.4ppg, 7.2rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to make it to the cup final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Delia was voted Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA 6th Man of the Year back in 2014.
He has been also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. Delia has regularly played for Argentinian senior team since 2011 and previously for U19 National Team in 2011.
He represented Argentina at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 2.2ppg, 3.0rpg.
Delia has played previously for two other Argentinian teams: Boca Juniors and Lanus.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Expected to become "the next Fabricio Oberto", he's a prosimising inside player, who plays very well in the low post and runs the court well. An hustler in the paint, has scoring skills until mid-range. Good upside for the 4 postion too.

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Andorra agreed terms with Jaime Fernandez - by Eurobasket News

MoraBanc Andorra (Liga Endesa) to sign 24-year old point guard Jaime Fernandez (186-93) from Estudiantes. Fernandez has played there for the last six years. In 31 Liga Endesa games he had 7.9ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.6apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 2nd Team back in 2013.
Fernandez represented Spain at the European Championships U16 in Radom (Poland) last year. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 3 games: 0.7ppg, 1.3rpg.
Fernandez has played previously for Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B.

MoraBanc Andorra roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
David Jelinek
Andrew Albicy
Jaime Fernandez

Forward:
Beka Burjanadze

Center:
Oliver Stevic

Coach: Joan Penarroya

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Jurkovitz re-signs at Fribourg - by Eurobasket News

Fribourg Olympic (LNA) confirmed in their roster 22-year old Swiss international forward Natan Jurkovitz (199-95). He is a dual citizen owning also French passport. Jurkovitz has played there for the last two seasons. In 30 LNA games he had 7.9ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.9apg and 1.9spg (in top 5) last season. Jurkovitz helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNB Honorable Mention in 2015.
Jurkovitz also represented Switzerland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 2.3ppg, 2.3rpg.
Jurkovitz has played previously for another Swiss team Villars.

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Fribourg keeps Jaunin for another season - by Eurobasket News

Fribourg Olympic (LNA) re-signed 26-year old former international point guard Jeremy Jaunin (170-91). He played there last season. In 32 LNA games he averaged 3.8ppg, 1.3rpg, 2.2apg and 1.1spg. Jaunin helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Geneve Lions where in 33 LNA games he had 5.8ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.5apg and 1.0spg. Jaunin contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. They also played in the Cup final.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNB Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2011.
Jaunin was also a member of Swiss international program for some years. He played for Swiss Senior National Team in 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Jaunin represented Switzerland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 four years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 1.4ppg.

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Geneve Lions land Arnaud Cotture - by Eurobasket News

Lions de Geneve (LNA) landed 22-year old international power forward Arnaud Cotture (203-95) from Fribourg Olympic. Cotture has played there for the last five years. In 32 LNA games he averaged 9.0ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.8apg last season. Cotture helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Youth Player of the Year, selected to Honorable Mention and selected to All-Domestic Players Team.
Cotture won Swiss LNA championship title in 2016.
He has been also a member of Swiss international program for some years. Cotture has regularly played for Swiss senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2014 and 2015.
He represented Switzerland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 4.2ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.8apg, 1.0bpg.

Lions de Geneve roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roberto Kovac
Lucas Pythoud

Forwards:
Arnaud Cotture
Randon Grueninger

Coach: Vedran Bosnic

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Demir IBB signs Burak Selen - by Eurobasket News

Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket (BSL) signed 29-year old forward Burak Selen (202-88). He played last season at Istanbulspor in the TBL. In 32 games he had 4.6ppg and 2.6rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Selen played at Konyaspor where in 22 BSL games he recorded 3.4ppg and 1.6rpg.
His team was regular season runner-up in Turkish TB2L in 2013.
Selen has played previously for two other teams: Darussafaka and Inonu Universitesi.

Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vojdan Stojanovski
Erving Walker
Merthan Mutlu

Forward:
Burak Selen

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Tofas sign Josh Owens - by Eurobasket News

Tofas Bursa (BSL) signed 29-year old American power forward Josh Owens (206-109kg-88, college: Stanford). He played last season at Pinar Karsiyaka in Turkish BSL league. Owens managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 29 BSL games he had 11.2ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.0spg. He helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to Turkish League All-Star Game Dunk Contest. Owens also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 8.4ppg and 5.9rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. The other team Owens played shortly was AEK Athens in Greek A1. In only one game he averaged just 2 points.
Owens has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
He won NIT championship title in 2012.
Owens has played also professionally in Israel (Hapoel Tel Aviv), Italy (Umana Venezia, Mens Sana 1871 Siena and Dolomiti Energia Trento) and NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars).
He attended Stanford University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

Tofas Bursa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Baris Ermis
Pierria Henry
Kadir Bayram
Yigit Arslan

Forwards:
Sammy Mejia
Tony Crocker

Centers:
Raymar Morgan
Kenny Kadji
Josh Owens
Muhsin Yasar

Coach: Orhun Ene

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Pinar Karsiyaka keeps Guven for another season - by Armando Caporaso

Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir (BSL) re-signed 21-year old former international center Egemen Guven (209-96). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 19 BSL games he recorded 3.6ppg and 3.0rpg last season. Guven helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. He also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 3.6ppg and 2.3rpg. Guven contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. He also spent pre-season at Pinar Karsiyaka Galisim SK Izmir (TBL) that year.
Despite young age Guven had impressive career. Guven won Turkish League championship title in 2015. He received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 1st Team award back in 2014.
He was also a member of Turkish international program for some years. Guven played for Turkish Senior National Team two years ago and two years ago for U22 National Team.
He represented Turkey at the European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) last year. Guven's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 8.1ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 63.4%, FT: 62.5%.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A center who stands out on the defensive end and has a solid mix of offensive moves. He also shows three-point range in practice and has flashed some very good passing skills for a big man. This could allow him to develop in a good PF.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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New Breed Basketball League DAY 3 Results - by David Edole

Last night the action in the NBBA MEN'S SUMMER LEAGUE continued with some great action. In the first game it was Legacy taking on Dread Eyes. Legacy jumped out the gate early and took a ten point led over Dread Eyes 15-5 but Dread Eyes stormed back and took charge as Jahreem Williams got hot and made a run of his own to not only bring Dread Eyes back but they also took the led. The game remained close up until the last 2 minutes in the fourth quarter when Legacy took command and control of the game. The final score of that action was 60-44. Legacy was led by Bobby Evans with a team high 15 points 5 rebounds and 2 steals. Shane Hodge chipped in 12 points.
For Dread Eyes Jahreem Williams finished with a game high 29 points 2 steals and 1 block. Lamar Cupid finished with 5 points and 8 rebounds.
In the second game of the night it was Soldiers going up against Alliance. The young energetic Soldiers took control of the game from start to finish. Alliance made somewhat of a comeback but with Coach Earl Baker Sr. setting the plays, Soldiers took the little hits Alliance had to offer and took control of the ball game. The final score of the action was night 84-59. Soldiers was led by Christian Rasmussen with a game high 26 points and 10 rebounds to compliment that. Miguel Lopez (189-F-99) had 20 points and 12 rebounds. Earl Baker (183-G-99) Jr chipped in 14 and 4 assists.
For Alliance It was Warren Christian with 26 points 13 rebounds and 4 steals. Joelfry Polanco chipped in 14 points and 3 assists.
The NBBA continues on Saturday with Kings vs Dread Eyes in the first game and Guidance vs Hoyas in the second game. Come early and enjoy the action!!



Atlanta Hawks officially announce signing of first round pick John Collins - by David Edole

The Atlanta Hawks announced the signing of John Collins (208-F-97), the 19th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft, to his rookie scale contract. Collins was selected out of Wake Forest University and projects to play both big man positions as a scorer and rebounder in the paint.
The team did not release the terms of the deal, but it's almost certain that he signed for 120 percent of the rookie scale. That is the maximum allowed under NBA rules, which would pay him $11 million over four years, assuming the Hawks pick up both his third- and fourth-year options when the time comes.
Collins signing early doesn't affect the team's cap space, as he had already counted on their books for 120 percent of the rookie deal. With that, the Hawks are still in the same place they were before the signing in terms of potential cap space if a host of free agents were to leave.
Collins will play with the Atlanta Summer League team next week in Las Vegas as Hawks fans get their first look at Collins in a professional setting.



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UCAM Murcia keeps Soko for another season - by Eurobasket News

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB (Liga Endesa) re-signed 26-year old British ex-international power forward Ovie Soko (201-100kg-91, college: Duquesne). He played there last season. In 9 Liga Endesa games he averaged 6.3ppg and 3.2rpg. Soko also played 5 games in Eurocup where he had 5.6ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.0apg.
He ended the previous (2015-16) season at Enel Brindisi in Italian Serie A. In three games he recorded 6.3ppg and 1.3rpg. But the most of that year Soko spent at Aiolos Trikallon in Greek A1. In 18 games he was second best scorer with impressive 16.7ppg and got 7.7rpg (#3 in the league), 2.3apg and 1.8spg (in top 3).
His team won C-USA Regular Season in 2011.
Soko also represented United Kingdom at the European Championships U20 Division B in Austria seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: Score-4 (19.1ppg), 6.3rpg, 2.0apg, Steals-3 (2.3spg), FGP: 58.5%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 56.6%.
Soko has played also professionally in France (Boulazac Basket).
He attended University of Duquesne until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

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  URUGUAY  


Antunes is back at Bohemios - by Eurobasket News

Bohemios Montevideo (Ascenso) signed 33-year old guard Camilo Antunes (187-84). It is actually his comeback to Montevideo as he has played here before. Antunes played last season at Sayago in the Metropolitan. In 24 games he had 9.5ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.7apg. Ascenso will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Antunes' team was regular season runner-up in Uruguayan Ascenso League in 2016.
He was a member of Uruguayan U19 National Team in 2002.
Antunes has spent his entire career in Uruguay playing for eight other teams: Defensor, Union Atletica, Malvin, Nacional, 25 de Agosto, Paysandu, Remeros and Ateneo.

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Dida Pereira leads Cordon to beat the Metro leader - by Hector Lopez

Dida Pereira (203-C-92, college: Sequoias CC) scored 24 points and added 12 rebounds leading Cordon to beat Sayago, the Metro League leader. Sayago has now a 7-1 record, while Cordon is third with 5-3 record. For Sayago the best player was Paul Harrison (203-C-89, college: N.Greenville) with 24 points and 13 rebounds. Atenas, now in the third place with a 7-2 record, defeated Marne (1-7) 102-95. The best scorer for Atenas was Anthony Danridge (196-F-86, college: N.Mexico) with 38 points, while Bruno Ingratta finished for Marne with 21 points and 15 rebounds. In the other game played last nigth, Verdirrojo defeated Miramar 89-81. For Verdirrrojo, Pablo Makanskas (196-F-90) finished with 29 points and 9 rebounds, while Jeffrey Fahnbulleh (200-C/F-85) scored 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds


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  USA  


USA U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Immanuel Quickley
Quickley
Cameron Reddish
Reddish
Hamidou Diallo
Diallo
Austin Wiley
Wiley
P.J. Washington
Washington
#e#5
4Payton Pritchard 6'2''-PG-98 Oregon USA
5Immanuel Quickley 6'4''-G-99 John Carroll USA
6Carsen Edwards 6'0''-PG-98 Purdue USA
7Cameron Reddish 6'9''-F-99 Westtown USA
8Hamidou Diallo 6'6''-F/G-98 Kentucky USA
9Josh Okogie 6'4''-G-98 Georgia Tech USA
10Kevin Huerter 6'7''-G-98 Maryland USA
11Louis King 6'9''-F-99 Hudson Catholic USA
12Austin Wiley 6'11''-F/C-99 Auburn USA
13Romeo Langford 6'5''-SG-99 New Albany (IN) USA
14P.J. Washington 6'10''-C/F-98 Kentucky USA
15Brandon McCoy 7'1''-C-98 UNLV USA

John Calipari Head Coach Kentucky USA
Tad Boyle Assistant Colorado USA
Danny Manning Assistant Wake Forest USA



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  VENEZUELA  


LPB Round 3 of Finals. Marinos open win count - by Eurobasket News

Marinos - Guaros 92-87

Marinos outgunned Guaros at home court to cut the deficit at 1-2 in the championship series. It was a great evening for the former international point guard Gregory Vargas (180-86, agency: Pro Sports) who led his team to a victory scoring 14 points and 8 assists. American point guard Isaiah Swann (188-85, college: Florida St.) helped adding 16 points and 4 assists. Marinos' coach Tony Ruiz used entire bench in such tough game. The best for the losing side was international center Gregory Echenique (206-90, college: Creighton, agency: Pensack Sports) with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks and American Lazar Hayward (198-86, college: Marquette) scored 18 points and 5 rebounds. Five Guaros players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Marinos: I.Swann 16+3reb+4ast, R.Perez 14+3reb, G.Vargas 14+3reb+8ast, M.Hicks 10+1reb, M.Carrera 9+2reb+1ast, L.Rodgers 9+1reb+1ast
Guaros: L.Hayward 18+5reb+2ast, J.Vargas 13+4reb+2ast, G.Echenique 12+12reb+3ast, N.Colmenares 12+3reb+1ast, N.Robinson 10+2reb+3ast, H.Guillent 9+4ast
gschID: 548340





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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE  


Stanislav Ilnitskiy joins Lokomotiv - by Eurobasket News

Lokomotiv Kuban (VTB) agreed terms with 23-year old international forward Stanislav Ilnitskiy (200-103kg-94, agency: Alti Sport). He has played for the last two seasons at BC Khimki Moscow Region in the VTB. In 17 Eurocup games he had 4.6ppg and 3.5rpg last season. Ilnitskiy helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 31 games in VTB United League where he recorded 3.4ppg and 2.5rpg. Ilnitskiy contributed to his team making it to the final.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted All-Eurobasket.com European Championships U16 2nd Team back in 2010.
Ilnitskiy has been also a member of Russian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Russian senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team in 2014.
Ilnitskiy represented Russia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 0pts.
Ilnitskiy has played previously for Khimky Podmoskoye.

Lokomotiv Kuban roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chris Babb
Trevor Lacey

Forward:
Stanislav Ilnitskiy

Centers:
Frank Elegar
Brian Qvale

Coach: Sasa Obradovic

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  WORLD CUP U19  


Overview of Day 1 in Cairo - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Argentina - France 53-62
France nipped Argentina in the opener. Bathiste Tchouaffe (195-SG-98) came up with 21 points for Les Bleues. France dominated in the first half. They established a 39:23 halftime lead. Argentina narrowed the deficit in the second half but could not avoid the loss. Enzo Goudou-Sinha (184-PG-98) delivered 10 points for the winning side. Santiago Vaulet (193-G-98) responded with 18 points and 10 boards for Argentina.

New Zealand - South Korea 88-81
New Zealand opened win count in Cairo. They beat South Korea in Group A opener. Tai Wynyard (208-C/F-98) posted 22 points and 6 rebounds for the Kiwis. New Zealand grabbed a 21:15 lead after the opening frame. South Korea went on a strong 50:36 run in the next two periods to spur ahead. But New Zealand responded with a 31:16 run in the final term to ice the win. Isaac Letoa (183-G-98) produced 14 points for New Zealand. Han Seunghui (200-C-98) responded with 20 points for South Korea.

Group B
Egypt - Puerto Rico 67-65
Egypt managed to secure a tough win over Puerto Rico in the opening game of the World Cup for both teams. Mohamed Youssef (182-PG-99) provided 16 points and 7 assists to pace the hosts. Egypt dominated throughout three periods. The hosts grabbed a 14-point lead heading into the fourth term. But Puerto Rico went on a determined comeback rally in the final period to pull within two points. But Jesus Cruz (195-F/G-98) missed a buzzer-beater and Egypt got away with a tough win. Mohamed Ramadan (194-SG-99) and Seifeldin Elsandily (196-C-98) accounted for 14 points each for the winners. Jesus Cruz responded with 19 points for Puerto Rico.

Germany - Lithuania 79-98
Lithuania gave little chance to Germany and posted the opening victory at the championship. Arnoldas Kulboka (205-SF-98) tallied 25 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the Baltic side. Lithuania registered a 48:34 halftime lead. Germany pulled within 11 points at the final intermission. But Lithuania sank 29 points in the fourth term and secured a comfortable win. Tadas Sedekerskis (203-F/G-98) had 22 points and 9 boards for the winners. Ferdinand Zylka (190-SG-98, agency: BeoBasket) tossed in 17 points for Germany.

Group C
Canada - Mali 91-42
Canada breezed past Mali in Cairo. Rowan Barrett Jr. (201-SF-00) notched 20 points and 11 boards for the North American team. Canada posted a 49:25 halftime lead. They limited Mali to just 17 points in the second half and coasted to the victory. Abu Kigab (201-F/G-98) nailed 16 points in the win. Sekou Dembele (202-C-98) responded with 13 points and 14 rebounds for Mali.

Japan - Spain 67-78
Spain prevailed against Japan to improve at 1-0 record in Group C. Eric Vila (211-F-98) delivered 18 points and 14 rebounds in the win. Japan grabbed a 16:15 lead ten minutes into the game. But Spain quickly erased the deficit to take a 35:33 halftime lead. The European side extended the margin at 6-point mark at the final intermission. Spain banked in 22 points in the fourth quarter to post the win. Pol Molins (191-G/F-99) tossed in 16 points for the winners. Rui Hachimura (203-F-98) answered with 20 points and 10 boards for Japan.

Group D
Angola - Italy 66-70 OT
Italy nipped Angola in overtime in Cairo. David Okeke (202-F/C-98, agency: Interperformances) tallied 14 points and 6 caroms for the Azzurri. Italy pulled ahead for a 25:17 lead ten minutes into the game. Angola however erased the deficit in the next two periods to even things up 48. The teams traded baskets throughout the fourth period and had to decide on the winners in overtime. Italy limited the African counterparts to just 2 points in the extra period to seal the win. Riccardo Visconti (197-G/F-98) provided 11 points in the victory. Silvio de Sousa (204-PF-98) responded with 18 points and 18 boards for Angola.

Iran - USA 48-108
USA crushed Iran to secure the opening victory at the tournament. Five players scored in double figures for the winners. Hamidou Diallo (198-F/G-98) came up with 17 points to lead the charge. USA led from start to finish. They secured an 18:6 lead after ten minutes. The North American team extended the margin at 22-point mark at the interval. USA dropped 62 points in the second half to roll to the win. Carsen Edwards (183-PG-98) provided 15 points for the winners. Ehsan Samadi (192-G/F-98) replied with 11 points for Iran.





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Women News


Monteiro wins gold at FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup Skills Contest - by Eurobasket News

Dahlia Monteiro (166-SF-00) collected gold for Switzerland by winning the skills contest of the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup 2017 in Chengdu, China, on July 1st. The 17-year-old won the gold medal at the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup after defeating the Argentinian Josefina Torruella (176-PG-99) in the final. USA's Aquira Decosta (188-F-00) collected bronze after defeating Spain's Aina Ayuso (181-PG-99) in the bronze-medal round.
Courtesy of: fiba.com



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  BAHRAIN  


PAOK Thessalonikis land Brittany Lewis - by Chris Mammides

PAOK Thessalonikis (A1) landed 28-year old Bahraini international forward Brittany Lewis (188-89, college: Louisiana Tech). She has a double citizenship as she also holds American passport. Lewis played most recently at SBK Samorin in Slovakian Extraliga. In 13 games she averaged 10.8ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.5bpg in 2015-16 season. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. Lewis also played 1 game in CEWL where she had 12 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block.
The previous (14-15) season Lewis played at Ferko Ilgaz in Turkish KBSL. In 12 games she recorded very impressive stats: 17.3ppg, 9.9rpg, 1.2apg, 2.5spg and 1.1bpg.
Lewis received All-WAC 3rd Team award back in 2013 at her college time. Lewis was called to Bahrain Senior National Team this year.
She has played also professionally in Turkey (Osmaniye).
Lewis attended Louisiana Tech University until 2013 and it will be her fifth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Her outlook: Named honorable mention all-state by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. She graduated from one of the best programs in NCAA. She was 3rd scorer and rebounder and 1st blocker of La Tech in her senior season.Very athletic center /forward she can post and she is an efficient perimeter shooter and a reliable rebounder. She is a very good blocker and also one of the best seniors forwards in whole NCAA last year.

PAOK Thessalonikis roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lolita Lymoura
Elvira Zerva

Forwards:
Anthoula Tarpagkou
Brittany Lewis

Coach: Vassilis Maslarinos

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  CANADA  


Canada rout Lithuania at the start of the six-game exhibition series in China - by Eurobasket News

Canada posted a 61-50 victory at their start of the six-game exhibition series in China. Canada trailed 5 points at the end of the first period, but managed to succeed. They replied with a 21-11 run in the second period and then added a 20-12 rally in the third quarter.
Shaylisha Colley (173-G-96) had 15 points and 6 rebounds while Jamie Scott added 8 points and 4 rebounds. Laura Svaryte (190-C/F-92) replied with 15 points in the losing effort. Kvedaraviciute netted 7, whilst Daugile Sarauskaite (196-C-96) and Dovile Saurazaite (174-G-92) had 6 each.



Saarlouis sign rookie Paige Crozon in her first year in pro basketball - by Eurobasket News

TV Saarlouis Royals (DBBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old Canadian guard Paige Crozon (185-94). Crozon just graduated from Utah (NCAA). She has played there for the last five years. In 30 games she recorded 10.1ppg and 4.6rpg last season.
As mentioned above Crozon is just out of the college and it will be her first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements she played in the final of NIT in 2013. Crozon received also All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention award in 2016 at her college time.
Crozon was also a member of Canadian international program for some years. She played for Canadian Senior National Team back in 2011 and previously for U19 National Team in 2011.
Crozon represented Canada at the FIBA Americas U18 in Guarabo (Puerto Rico) five years ago. Her team got to the Semifinals and her stats at that event were 5 games: 9.2ppg, 4.2rpg, FGP-1 (61.9%), 3PT: 26.3%, FT: 83.3%.

TV Saarlouis Royals roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Magaly Meynadier
Paige Crozon
Shalethia Stringfield

Forward:
Jamailah Adams

Center:
Maaja Bratka

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  EUROLEAGUE  


Galatasaray inks Chatilla Van Grinsven - by Eurobasket News

Galatasaray M.P. Istanbul (KBSL) agreed terms with 28-year old Dutch international forward Chatilla Van Grinsven (190-89, college: St.Joseph's, agency: LBM Management) from Osmaniye Genclik. In 18 KBSL games in Turkey she had 9.7ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.5apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Van Grinsven played at Arras Pays d'Artois Basket Feminin in French LFB where in 24 games she recorded 12.3ppg, 8.7rpg (#3 in the league), 1.6apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others her team won French Cup in 2014. Van Grinsven was also voted All-Atlantic 10 1st Team back in 2013 at her college time.
Van Grinsven has been also a member of Dutch international program for some years. She has regularly played for Dutch senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Van Grinsven also represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 5.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0spg.
Van Grinsven is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in Belgium (Kangoeroes), WNBA (Connecticut Sun) and France (Bourges).
Van Grinsven attended Saint Joseph's University until 2013 and it will be her fifth season as a professional player.

Galatasaray M.P. Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aysegul Gunay
Olivia Epoupa

Forwards:
Chatilla Van_Grinsven
Ozge Kavurmacioglu

Centers:
Jelena Dubljevic
Gintare Petronyte

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GERMANY  


Saarlouis sign rookie Paige Crozon in her first year in pro basketball - by Eurobasket News

TV Saarlouis Royals (DBBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old Canadian guard Paige Crozon (185-94). Crozon just graduated from Utah (NCAA). She has played there for the last five years. In 30 games she recorded 10.1ppg and 4.6rpg last season.
As mentioned above Crozon is just out of the college and it will be her first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements she played in the final of NIT in 2013. Crozon received also All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention award in 2016 at her college time.
Crozon was also a member of Canadian international program for some years. She played for Canadian Senior National Team back in 2011 and previously for U19 National Team in 2011.
Crozon represented Canada at the FIBA Americas U18 in Guarabo (Puerto Rico) five years ago. Her team got to the Semifinals and her stats at that event were 5 games: 9.2ppg, 4.2rpg, FGP-1 (61.9%), 3PT: 26.3%, FT: 83.3%.

TV Saarlouis Royals roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Magaly Meynadier
Paige Crozon
Shalethia Stringfield

Forward:
Jamailah Adams

Center:
Maaja Bratka

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Tobin re-signs at Wasserburg - by Eurobasket News

TSV 1880 Wasserburg (DBBL) confirmed in their roster 29-year old American power forward Rebecca Tobin (195-88, college: Arizona State). She played there last season. In two Eurocup games she recorded 12.5ppg, 11.5rpg, 2.5apg, 2.5spg and 1.0bpg.
Tobin ended the previous (2016) season at Indias in Puerto Rican BSNF where in 10 games she averaged impressive 18.0ppg, 11.5rpg, 2.5apg and 1.3bpg in 2016 season. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. But the most of that year she spent at Atenienses in Puerto Rican BSNF. In 12 games she had 10.4ppg, 8.9rpg, 1.9apg and 2.3bpg in 2016 season.
Tobin is quite experienced player. Her career allowed her to visit three different continents, while she played in five different countries. Tobin tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. She has played previously professionally in France (Angers), Hungary (Miskolc), Italy (Parma), Romania (Alba Iulia) and WNBA (Los Angeles Sparks and Phoenix Mercury).
Tobin attended Arizona State until 2011 and it will be her seventh season as a professional player.

TSV 1880 Wasserburg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Petra Zaplatova
Santa Okockyte
Haiden Palmer

Forward:
Laura Hebecker

Center:
Rebecca Tobin

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  GREECE  


PAOK Thessalonikis land Brittany Lewis - by Chris Mammides

PAOK Thessalonikis (A1) landed 28-year old Bahraini international forward Brittany Lewis (188-89, college: Louisiana Tech). She has a double citizenship as she also holds American passport. Lewis played most recently at SBK Samorin in Slovakian Extraliga. In 13 games she averaged 10.8ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.5bpg in 2015-16 season. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. Lewis also played 1 game in CEWL where she had 12 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block.
The previous (14-15) season Lewis played at Ferko Ilgaz in Turkish KBSL. In 12 games she recorded very impressive stats: 17.3ppg, 9.9rpg, 1.2apg, 2.5spg and 1.1bpg.
Lewis received All-WAC 3rd Team award back in 2013 at her college time. Lewis was called to Bahrain Senior National Team this year.
She has played also professionally in Turkey (Osmaniye).
Lewis attended Louisiana Tech University until 2013 and it will be her fifth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Her outlook: Named honorable mention all-state by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. She graduated from one of the best programs in NCAA. She was 3rd scorer and rebounder and 1st blocker of La Tech in her senior season.Very athletic center /forward she can post and she is an efficient perimeter shooter and a reliable rebounder. She is a very good blocker and also one of the best seniors forwards in whole NCAA last year.

PAOK Thessalonikis roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lolita Lymoura
Elvira Zerva

Forwards:
Anthoula Tarpagkou
Brittany Lewis

Coach: Vassilis Maslarinos

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  HOLLAND  


Galatasaray inks Chatilla Van Grinsven - by Eurobasket News

Galatasaray M.P. Istanbul (KBSL) agreed terms with 28-year old Dutch international forward Chatilla Van Grinsven (190-89, college: St.Joseph's, agency: LBM Management) from Osmaniye Genclik. In 18 KBSL games in Turkey she had 9.7ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.5apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Van Grinsven played at Arras Pays d'Artois Basket Feminin in French LFB where in 24 games she recorded 12.3ppg, 8.7rpg (#3 in the league), 1.6apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others her team won French Cup in 2014. Van Grinsven was also voted All-Atlantic 10 1st Team back in 2013 at her college time.
Van Grinsven has been also a member of Dutch international program for some years. She has regularly played for Dutch senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Van Grinsven also represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 5.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0spg.
Van Grinsven is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in Belgium (Kangoeroes), WNBA (Connecticut Sun) and France (Bourges).
Van Grinsven attended Saint Joseph's University until 2013 and it will be her fifth season as a professional player.

Galatasaray M.P. Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aysegul Gunay
Olivia Epoupa

Forwards:
Chatilla Van_Grinsven
Ozge Kavurmacioglu

Centers:
Jelena Dubljevic
Gintare Petronyte

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ITALY  


Albino inks Ilaria Bonvecchio - by Eurobasket News

Fassi Albino (Serie A2) agreed terms with 23-year old forward Ilaria Bonvecchio (175-94). She has played for the last three seasons at Pallacanestro Femminile Broni in the Serie A1. In 19 games she had 4.5ppg and 1.7rpg last season. Serie A2 will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time.
Bonvecchio won Italian A2 championship title in 2016.

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Broni inks Elena Castello - by Eurobasket News

Pallacanestro Femminile Broni (Serie A1) agreed terms with 19-year old power forward Elena Castello (182-98, agency: SPORTlab Agency) from Reyer Venezia Mestre. But in only one Serie A1 game she did not score anything.
Castello represented Italy at the European Championships U18 in Sopron (Hungary) last year. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 4.7ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.1apg, 2.0spg.

Pallacanestro Femminile Broni roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Enrica Pavia
Ashley Ravelli
Giulia Moroni
Valentina Bonasia

Forwards:
Nina Premasunac
Elena Castello

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Rossi is back at Milano - by Eurobasket News

Il Ponte Casa D'Aste Milano (Serie A2) agreed terms with 23-year old guard Giulia Rossi (170-94). It is actually her comeback to Milano as she has played here before. Rossi played most recently at Geas Sesto San Giovanni in the Serie A2. But in only one game she did not score anything and 1 assist.
Rossi has played previously for Bolzano.

Il Ponte Casa D'Aste Milano roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giulia Rossi
Federica Pozzecco
Ludovica Rossini

Forwards:
Martina Picotti
Stefania Guarneri
Sara Canova
Roberta Martelliano

Center:
Paola Novati

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Picotti comes back to Milano - by Eurobasket News

Il Ponte Casa D'Aste Milano (Serie A2) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old forward Martina Picotti (184-90). It is actually her comeback to Milano as she has played here before. Picotti played most recently at Tec-Mar Crema in the Serie A2. In 29 games she recorded 10.1ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.3spg last season. Great year indeed as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Picotti played at Il Ponte Casa D'Aste Milano where in 30 Serie A2 games she averaged 7.2ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.5apg and 2.1spg.
Picotti's team was regular season runner-up in Italian A2 Group B in 2015.
She represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Gdynia (Poland) eight years ago. Her stats at that event were 8 games: 3.9ppg, 1.8rpg.
Picotti has played previously for Udine.

Il Ponte Casa D'Aste Milano roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Federica Pozzecco
Sara Canova
Roberta Martelliano
Ludovica Rossini

Forwards:
Martina Picotti
Stefania Guarneri

Center:
Paola Novati

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sophie Brunner is a newcomer at Torino - by Eurobasket News

Fixi Piramis Torino (Serie A1) added to their roster 22-year old American forward Sophie Brunner (185-95, college: Arizona State). She plays this summer at Phoenix Mercury (WNBA). But in three games she did not score anything and had only 4 rebounds.
She was also voted All-Pac-12 1st Team in 2015, 2016 and 2017 at her college time.
The previous (15-16) season Brunner played at another team Sun Devils in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA1 where in 27 games she recorded 10.7ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.9apg and 1.7spg. A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted to WBCA NCAA D1 All-America Honorable Mention.
She just graduated from Arizona State and it will be her first season as a pro.
Brunner's team was regular season runner-up in Pac-12 in 2015.
Brunner also represented USA at the Panamerican Games in Toronto (Canada) two years ago. Her team won Silver and her stats at that event were 4 games: 1.5ppg, 2.3rpg.

Fixi Piramis Torino roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Sara Bocchetti

Centers:
Clara Salvini
Ivana Tikvic
Valeria Trucco

Coach: Massimo Riga

By Eurobasket Data Center

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La Spezia lands Sara Innocenti - by Eurobasket News

Carispezia La Spezia (Serie A1) tabbed 25-year old point guard Sara Innocenti (170-92). She played most recently at Castellammare di Stabia in the Serie A2. In 24 games she averaged 5.3ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.0apg and 2.3spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Innocenti played at PFF Group Ferrara (also in Serie A2) where in 31 games she had 4.4ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.3spg. She helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
Innocenti has played previously for four other teams: Marghera, Valdarno, Pomezia and Virtus Cagliari.

Carispezia La Spezia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Elisa Templari
Sara Innocenti
Marherita Corradino

Forwards:
Marina Dzinic
Elisabetta Linguaglossa
Laura Reani

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  LITHUANIA  


Canada rout Lithuania at the start of the six-game exhibition series in China - by Eurobasket News

Canada posted a 61-50 victory at their start of the six-game exhibition series in China. Canada trailed 5 points at the end of the first period, but managed to succeed. They replied with a 21-11 run in the second period and then added a 20-12 rally in the third quarter.
Shaylisha Colley (173-G-96) had 15 points and 6 rebounds while Jamie Scott added 8 points and 4 rebounds. Laura Svaryte (190-C/F-92) replied with 15 points in the losing effort. Kvedaraviciute netted 7, whilst Daugile Sarauskaite (196-C-96) and Dovile Saurazaite (174-G-92) had 6 each.



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  NEW ZEALAND  


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

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

   #1. This week's number one is U18 international Jayden Fuiava (99, currently plays in Australia). She contributed to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked Cyclones (3-7) crushing them 96-71 in the Australian State League (second division) in Friday night's game. Fuiava recorded 8 points in only 13 minutes on the court. Logan Thunder (10-1) is placed second in QBL group. It was her team's consecutive victory in a row. It's Fuiava's fourth season with the team. This year she averages: 6.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 2FGP: 61.8%(21-34), 3FGP: 42.9% in 10 games she played so far. Fuiava played for the New Zealand U18 national team one years ago.

Lisa Wallbutton
Lisa Wallbutton
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Lisa Wallbutton (183-86, currently plays in Australia). She could not help Redbacks (12-6) to beat Hawks (9-10). Wallbutton did not impress in that game on Friday. She recorded only 2 points. her team were defeated 77-72 on the road by the much lower-ranked Hawks (#8) in the SBL group. It's Wallbutton's first season with the team. Wallbutton's overall stats this year are: 4.9ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 46.6%. She played for the New Zealand national team in 2016.

Natalie Taylor
Natalie Taylor
   #3. The New Zealand player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced international forward Natalie Taylor (182-84, college: SE Missouri St., currently plays in Australia). Taylor led Brisbane Spartans to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked SC Rip (2-6) crushing them 120-78 in the Australian State League (second division) on Friday night. She recorded 11 points, 6 assists and 3 steals in 20 minutes. Brisbane Spartans (11-0) are placed first in QBL group. So far her team won all eleven games in the Regular Season. Taylor has relatively good stats this year: 10.4ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.2apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 33.9%, 3FGP: 40.4% and FT: 68.4% in 11 games. She is also a member of the New Zealand senior national team.

Kalani Purcell
Kalani Purcell
   #4. Forward Kalani Purcell (188-95, college: BYU, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Natalie Taylor and both played together in the last Australian State League game. Purcell managed to help Brisbane Spartans to win against the 11th-ranked SC Rip (2-6) crushing them 120-78. She recorded 5 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. This season Purcell has relatively solid stats: 11.4ppg, 9.9rpg, 3.7apg and 1.7spg. She is also New Zealand national team player.

   #5. Former U20 international guard Sam Moodie (96, currently plays in Australia) contributed to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Sharks (6-9) 84-68 in the Australian State League (second division) last Sunday. Moodie scored only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 21 minutes. Bulleen Boomers (10-4) are placed fourth in Big V group. It was her team's tenth consecutive victory in a row. This year Moodie's overall stats are: 2.6ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.3apg in 11 games. She used to play for the New Zealand U20 national team three years ago.

Micaela Cocks
Micaela Cocks
   #6. Guard Micaela Cocks (174-86, college: Oregon, currently plays in Australia) was the major contributor in Meteorettes' victory against the sixth-ranked Power (5-3) 94-82 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. Cocks scored 20 points, had 7 rebounds and dished 6 assists in 39 minutes. Mackay Meteorettes (9-1) are placed first in QBL group. Cocks has reliable stats this year: 13.9ppg, 5.1rpg and 4.0apg in 11 games. She is an international player who is currently on the senior New Zealand National Team roster.

Chevannah Paalvast
Chevannah Paalvast
   #7. International swingman Chevannah Paalvast (180-91, college: Monmouth, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Micaela Cocks and both played together in the last Australian State League game. Paalvast led Meteorettes to a victory against the sixth-ranked Power (5-3) 94-82. She scored 19 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 5 assists. Paalvast's stats this season are: 11.5ppg, 4.3rpg and 3.2apg. She is also New Zealand national team player.

   #8. Guard Shannon Perrett (175-93, currently plays in Australia) was not able to help Sabres in their game against Spectres (6-7) in the Australian State League (second division). Perrett cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. She scored only one point and added 4 assists in 29 minutes. The fifth-placed Sabres (7-9) lost 86-94 in East Burwood to the higher-ranked (#3) Spectres in the SEABL-South group. Perrett has been at the team for four years. This season Perrett's total stats are: 6.6ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.7apg in 14 games. She used to play for the New Zealand U18 national team back in 2009.

Jessica Bygate
Jessica Bygate
   #9. International forward Jessica Bygate (186-92, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Shannon Perrett and both played together in the last Australian State League game. Bygate was not able to secure a victory for Sabres (7-9) in their game against Spectres (6-7). She scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Sabres (#5) were defeated 94-86 in East Burwood by the higher-ranked Spectres (#3) in the SEABL-South group. Bygate averaged so far 10.4ppg and 5.4rpg. She is also in the roster of the New Zealand national team.

   #10. Guard Jessica Renata (175-96, currently plays in Australia) couldn't help Rollers (3-7) in their game against Dolphins (7-3) in the Australian State League (second division). She scored 6 points and added 3 assists. Rollers (#9) were defeated 72-68 in Cairns by the higher-ranked Dolphins (#4) in the QBL group. Renata has averaged so far 5.0ppg and 1.3rpg. She is a former U20 international player as three years ago she still played for the New Zealand national team.

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

   #1. Experienced Alicia Poto (166-PG-78, currently plays in Australia) was the major contributor in Spireds' victory against the seventh-ranked Comets (3-8) crushing them 78-57 in the Australian State League (second division) on Saturday night. Poto scored 18 points, had 5 rebounds and made 7 blocks. Hornsby Spiders (12-0) are placed first in WARATAH group. So far her team won all twelve games in the Regular Season. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Poto has reliable stats this season: 14.3ppg, 8.3rpg, 6.8apg and 2.9spg. She has a dual citizenship: New Zealand and Australian.

   #2. Moengaroa Subritzky (178-G-93, college: Md-E Shore, currently plays in Australia). Subritzky could not help Power (5-3) to beat Meteorettes (9-2). She scored 8 points. Power (#6) was defeated 94-82 on the road by the higher-ranked Meteorettes (#3) in the QBL group. Subritzky has averaged so far 7.6ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg.

   #3. Kayla Kiriau (173-G-93, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Moengaroa Subritzky and both played together in the last Australian State League game. Kiriau was not able to help Power (5-3) in their last game. Despite her good performance Power (#6) lost 82-94 in Mackay to the higher-ranked (#3) Meteorettes in the QBL group. Kiriau scored 12 points, made 6 passes and 3 steals in 31 minutes. Kiriau averaged so far 12.4ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.4apg and 2.8spg in eight games she played so far.

   #4. Charmian Mellars (182-F-79, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Moengaroa Subritzky. She played also in the last Australian State League game facing Kayla Kiriau (above) in the other team. Mellars was not able to secure a victory for Power (5-3) in their game against Meteorettes (9-2). She cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Mellars scored only one point and grabbed 6 rebounds in 33 minutes. Power (#6) lost 82-94 in Mackay to the higher-ranked (#3) Meteorettes in the QBL group. Mellars has averaged so far 9.3ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.1apg and 2.0spg in seven games.

   #5. Alicia Carline (190-F-93, college: Portland St., currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Moengaroa Subritzky. She played also in the last Australian State League game facing Charmian Mellars (above) in the other team. Carline couldn't help Power (5-3) in their game against Meteorettes (9-2), despite her very good performance on Saturday night. She scored 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 24 minutes. But Power (#6) lost 82-94 in Mackay to the higher-ranked (#3) Meteorettes in the QBL group. Carline has averaged so far 7.0ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.2spg in six games.



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  NIGERIA  


NBBF holds mid-season clinic for technical officials, as Zenith Bank 4th phase move to Ibadan - by Olusegun Ikuesan

In a bid to continue to improve on the standard of officiating as well as increase the number of qualified technical officials participating in the Kwese Premier League and the Zenith Bank Women's Premier League, the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Referees' Council and the Technical Commissioners Association have concluded arrangement to hold a mid-season refresher clinic for their officials.

Disclosing this in Asaba during the just concluded 3rd phase of the Zenith Bank Women's Premier League, President of the NBBF Referees' Council, Tunde Popoola said the refresher clinic which is expected to hold at the Adamasingba Stadium in Ibadan, Oyo State from 4th to 7th July, will avail the technical officials who couldn't make it at the last clinic an opportunity to update themselves.

Popoola who doubles as a member of NBBF representing basketball referees added that participants are expected to arrive Ibadan on July 4 and conclude their registration same day while classes will hold on July 5 and 6.

'The mid-season refresher clinic holds at the Adamasingba Stadium in Ibadan from July 4 to 7 and it is strictly for only graded technical officials, that is Referees and Technical Commissioners,' he said.

Meanwhile the 4th phase of the Zenith Bank Women's Premier League shifts to Ibadan and will run from July 6 to 16 inside the Indoor Hall of the Adamasingba Stadium, the NBBF Administrative Secretary, Emmanuel Enejoh stated Thursday.

According to Enejoh, participating teams and technical officials are expected to arrive on July 6 for the technical meeting on July 7 while action resumes on July 8 through to July 15 with July 13 as rest day.

All the 12 teams which participated in Asaba last week are expected to battle for points in Ibadan from where only the top eight teams will proceed to the Final 8 at a yet to be determined venue.



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  SOUTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U17  


Semifinals are set in Sucre - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Uruguay - Ecuador 46-90
Ecuador opened win count in Sucre. They outgunned Uruguay for 1-2 record in Group A. Samy Bacilio (180-F-03) tallied 13 points and 10 boards in the win. Ecuador posted a 37:15 halftime lead. They unleashed 36 points in the fourth term to ice the win. Vanessa Ochoa (167-PG-01) provided 13 points in the victory. Aldana Gayoso (168-PG-00) responded with 16 points for Uruguay.

Venezuela - Colombia 55-64
Colombia outgunned Venezuela to improve at 3-0 record on top of Group A. Mayra Caicedo (175-PG-00) posted 16 points to lead the winners. Colombia piled up a comfortable 42:17 halftime lead. Venezuela went on a strong second half run but came up short at the end. Hamileth Ulloa (176-SG-01) and Yuliany Paz (193-C-00) contributed 13 points each for the winners. Odeth Betancourt (183-C-00) responded with 14 points and 8 boards for Venezuela. Yulianny Perez (175-F-01) had 12 points in the loss.

Group B
Chile - Peru 80-52
Chile topped Peru to secure the semifinal birth. Jovanka Ljubetic (170-PG-00) delivered 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Chile secured a 36:22 halftime advantage. They followed with a 25:12 run in the third term to clear off for good. Retamales Macarena (182-F/C-01) accounted for 14 points in the victory. Milagros Carrera (173-G-00) replied with 16 points for Peru.

Argentina - Bolivia 100-33
Argentina held off Bolivia to stay undefeated at the championship. Sofia Acevedo (167-PG-01) notched 19 points in the win. Argentina posted a 48:15 halftime lead. They added 52 points in the second half to ease to the win. Florencia Chagas (174-G-01) had 15 points in the victory. Noelia Tapia (157-SG-01) responded with 12 points for Bolivia.




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Picken Claret keeps Masia for another season - by Eurobasket News

Picken Claret Valencia (LF2) re-signed 19-year old power forward Noelia Masia (183-98). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 26 LF2 games she averaged 7.2ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.1spg last season.

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Ferreri re-signs at Barcelona - by Eurobasket News

Lima Horta Barcelona (LF2) confirmed in their roster 24-year old Miriam Ferreri (93). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 26 LF2 games she had 6.7ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.2apg and 1.3spg last season.
Ferreri has played previously for S.E.S.E. Basquet.

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Campus Promete signs Cristina Pedrals - by Eurobasket News

Campus Promete Logrono (LFB) signed 26-year old point guard Cristina Pedrals (171-91, agency: ProDep Management) from CREF Hola. In 23 LFB games she had 6.1ppg, 2.2rpg, 2.0apg and 1.4spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Pedrals played at PEAC Pecs in Hungarian A Division where in 17 games she recorded 6.4ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.4apg and 1.6spg. She also played 5 games in Eurocup where she averaged 7.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.2apg and 1.2spg. The other team Pedrals played shortly was Perfumerias Avenida. But in 5 games she got just 1.4ppg and 1.6apg. She also played 1 game in Euroleague, but she did not score anything and 1 steal.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Pedrals was voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LF2 Defensive Player of the Year back in 2014.
She represented Spain at the European Championships U18 in Slovak Rep. nine years ago.
Pedrals has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). She has played previously professionally also in Argentina (Union Florida) and Spain (Universitario de Ferrol, Sant Adria and Sarria).

Campus Promete Logrono roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Cristina Pedrals
Paula Estebas

Forward:
Leslie Knight

Center:
Laura Herrera

Coach: Jose Ignacio Hernandez

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Galatasaray inks Chatilla Van Grinsven - by Eurobasket News

Galatasaray M.P. Istanbul (KBSL) agreed terms with 28-year old Dutch international forward Chatilla Van Grinsven (190-89, college: St.Joseph's, agency: LBM Management) from Osmaniye Genclik. In 18 KBSL games in Turkey she had 9.7ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.5apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Van Grinsven played at Arras Pays d'Artois Basket Feminin in French LFB where in 24 games she recorded 12.3ppg, 8.7rpg (#3 in the league), 1.6apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others her team won French Cup in 2014. Van Grinsven was also voted All-Atlantic 10 1st Team back in 2013 at her college time.
Van Grinsven has been also a member of Dutch international program for some years. She has regularly played for Dutch senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Van Grinsven also represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 5.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0spg.
Van Grinsven is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in Belgium (Kangoeroes), WNBA (Connecticut Sun) and France (Bourges).
Van Grinsven attended Saint Joseph's University until 2013 and it will be her fifth season as a professional player.

Galatasaray M.P. Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aysegul Gunay
Olivia Epoupa

Forwards:
Chatilla Van_Grinsven
Ozge Kavurmacioglu

Centers:
Jelena Dubljevic
Gintare Petronyte

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  WNBA  


Lynx come up big down stretch, hold off Phoenix 91-83 - by Eurobasket News

The Lynx countered every punch from Phoenix with one of their own Friday night. Maya Moore (6'0''-SG-89, college: Connecticut) scored 21 points as the Lynx survived a nip-and-tuck fourth quarter by beating the Mercury 91-83 at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Mercury honored point guard Diana Taurasi (6'0''-SG-82, college: Connecticut) as the WNBA's all-time leading scorer, giving away 5,000 bobbleheads while also installing a petting zoo full of goats to represent her as the Greatest Of All Time. But Taurasi and her teammates could not keep the Lynx from improving to 12-1. They have won 10 in a row against Phoenix, including playoff games. Sylvia Fowles (6'6''-C-85, college: LSU) had the edge on Brittney Griner (6'8''-C-90, college: Baylor) in a matchup of the WNBA's premier centers. Fowles had 17 points and seven rebounds for the Lynx, while Griner, saddled by foul trouble, finished with six points and three rebounds in 20-plus minutes. Griner entered the night averaging a career-best 23.1 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. Phoenix took a 63-61 lead early in the fourth quarter, but Moore came back with a three-pointer that gave the Lynx the lead for good. From there, every time the Mercury pulled within one possession, the Lynx had a response. Jia Perkins' three-pointer off an assist from Moore made it 69-65; Perkins then hit a jump shot for a 71-67 Lynx lead, and Fowles grabbed a rebound off a Lindsay Whalen (5'9''-PG-82, college: Minnesota) miss and scored for a 73-69 advantage. After Phoenix again pulled within one on Camille Little's three-pointer, Rebekkah Brunson (6'3''-F/C-81, college: Georgetown, agency: LBM Management) responded with a three-pointer of her own. The Mercury then came up empty on consecutive possessions, while at the other end baskets by Seimone Augustus (6'0''-SF-84, college: LSU) and Fowles built the Lynx lead up to 80-72. Moore hit back-to-back shots to extend the Lynx lead back to double digits at 84-74. That enabled the Lynx to weather the Mercury's final push, which saw Phoenix get within 85-83 with 16.8 seconds to play on a Taurasi three-pointer. Fowles followed with two free throws, Taurasi missed a three and Brunson hit two more free throws before time ran out on the home team. Whalen finished with 14 points, Augustus had 11 and Brunson had seven with 10 rebounds for the Lynx. Brunson's second rebound of the night pushed her past Tina Thompson for third in WNBA history; Brunson now has 3,079 rebounds, trailing only Tamika Catchings (3,316) and Lisa Leslie (3,307). Moore has finished with at least 20 points for five consecutive games. She has 3,997 for her career. Little led the Mercury (7-6) with a season-high 16 points, and Taurasi and Danielle Robinson each added 15.
Courtesy of: startribune.com