EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 7/10/2017 4:04:06 AM

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  3X3  



Latvia produce two upsets on way to winning FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup - by Eurobasket News

Latvia won the men's title at the 2017 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) 3x3 Europe Cup following two shock victories today. After defeating the reigning world champions Serbia in the semi-finals, the Latvians then beat the defending European champions Slovenia en-route to the title at Museum Square in Dutch capital Amsterdam. The final was poised with just 45 seconds remaining but three successful free throws tipped the balance in favour of Latvia, who claimed a 16-13 victory. It appeared to be a difficult challenge to even reach the final for Latvia but they eliminated three-time world champions Serbia 19-17 in the final four. Slovenia, meanwhile, cruised past Ukraine 22-8 to advance to the gold medal match. Still fazed by their last four defeat, Serbia were then beaten to the bronze medal by Ukraine who claimed a 20-18 victory.
Courtesy of: insidethegames.biz



Big3 brings professional 3-on-3 basketball, big names to Tulsa - by Eurobasket News

Tulsa will have the answer on Sunday. The BOK Center will host Big3 3-on-3 professional basketball for the new league's third week of competition. The league, founded by Jeff Kwatinetz and entertainer Ice Cube, is in its debut season, which includes trips to a different city every Sunday during its 10-week season. 'Part of what we wanted to do when we set out to do the schedule is to not only go to some of the best NBA markets but visit places like Tulsa and Seattle, (Las) Vegas and Lexington (Kentucky) that don't have NBA teams,' Kwatinetz said. 'We're excited to not just be bringing the Big3, but also be bringing professional basketball in the city.' Allen Iverson (184-G-75, college: Georgetown), nicknamed 'The Answer' during his Hall of Fame career, highlights a list of former NBA players participating in the league. Iverson was an 11-time NBA All-Star and won the NBA's Most Valuable Player award in 2001 before retiring in 2010. He is now the player-coach of 3's Company, which has posted a 1-1 record. Other recognizable names on rosters include Rashard Lewis (208-F-79), Chauncey Billups (190-PG-76, college: Colorado) and Jermaine O'Neal (211-F/C-78).. 'We want to have a better week in Tulsa,' Ice Cube said. 'We expect the crowd to be excited to see some of these legendary players and coaches. We're ready for Week 3.' Big3 has a different rulebook than leagues such as the NBA. The 3-on-3 league includes a 4-point shot from designated areas on the floor and the first team to score 50 points (a recent change from the original first-to-60 rule) with a two-point lead wins the game. Each game goes to halftime when one of the teams reaches 25 points. Free throws awarded also differ and there are no personal fouls, as all fouls are counted as team fouls only. The court is half the size of a regulation court. The four teams with the best records at the end of the eighth week will compete for the championship during the last two weeks of the season with prize money on the line. 'We've done everything in our rules and structure to ensure hard play on the basketball court,' Ice Cube said. 'Each game is so critical. I think guys are happy to see each other, but I think guys are real happy to go at each other. You can see it on the court if you watch our games. They're very competitive. We think that's just gonna go up, not down.' Each event features four games, meaning each team plays a game in every city. Power and 3 Headed Monster will start things at 2 p.m. in Tulsa. A game between Killer 3's and Tri State will follow before Ball Hogs take on Ghost Ballers. Iverson's 3's Company will end the day with a matchup against Trilogy. A broadcast of Sunday's games will air on FS1 at 7 p.m. Monday.
Courtesy of: tulsaworld.com



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  ABA LEAGUE  


Derek Needham (ex Grissin Bon RE) could agree terms with Mornar Bar - by Eurobasket News

KK Mornar Basket Bar (Erste Liga) is close to land 27-year old Montenegrin international point guard Derek Needham (180-82kg-90, college: Fairfield) who played last time at Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia in Italy. He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. In 33 Serie A games he averaged 7.8ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.4apg and 1.5spg last season. Needham helped them to make it to the Italian Cup Semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Braunschweig in German BBL where in 31 games he had 15.0ppg, 3.5rpg, 3.8apg and 1.5spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention.
Needham also represented Montenegro at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 8.2ppg, 2.7apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 66.7%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 57.1%.
Needham has played previously professionally in Lithuania (Siauliai) and Ukraine (Khimik).
He attended Fairfield University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

KK Mornar Basket Bar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Boris Bakic
Nemanja Vranjes
Brandis Raley-Ross
Marko Mugosa

Forwards:
Marko Calic
Strahinja Micovic

Centers:
Uros Lukovic
Radoje Vujosevic
Vukota Pavic

Coach: Mihailo Pavicevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cakarevic comes back to Partizan - by Eurobasket News

BC Partizan NiS Beograd (KLS) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old swingman Marko Cakarevic (200-88). It is actually his comeback to Partizan as he has played here before. Cakarevic played most recently at KK Dynamic BG Beograd in Serbian KLS league. In 24 games he recorded 14.6ppg, 7.0rpg, 3.4apg and 2.1spg (in top 3) last season. Great year indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Domestic Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team. Cakarevic also played that season for BC Timisoara in Romanian Liga Nationala where in 6 games he averaged 8.2ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.5apg and 1.0spg.
Among other achievements Cakarevic won Bosnia and Herzegovina League championship title for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
He represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. Cakarevic's team won Gold and his stats at that event were : 5 games: 0.4ppg, 1.0rpg.
Cakarevic is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket), Serbia (Metalac and Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac), FYR Macedonia (Pelister Bitola) and Bosnia (Igokea).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ARGENTINA  


Vitoria lands Matthew Shaw, ex GECR Indalo - by Paulo Freire

Universo/Vitoria Salvador (NBB) tabbed 29-year old American power forward Matthew Shaw (203-111kg-88, college: UNLV). He played most recently at GECR Indalo in Argentinian LigaA. In 55 games he averaged 11.4ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.1apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Shaw played at Khimik in Ukrainian SL Favorit Sport where in 40 games he had 10.8ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.0apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Shaw also played 17 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 12.3ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.0apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Among other achievements Shaw received Latinbasket.com All-Liga Sudamericana Honorable Mention award in 2016.
He is a very experienced player. Shaw has played also professionally in Estonia (TLU/Kalev), Hungary (Kormend), Italy (Chieti and CZG Veroli), Switzerland (Fribourg) and ABA (SoCal Swish).
He attended University of Nevada - Las Vegas until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Shaw's outlook: A big bodied, skilled power forward, he shoots the ball well and has a nice jump hook, but is limited athletically. Has a great rebound grabbing ability.

Universo/Vitoria Salvador roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andre Bresolin
Nick Okorie
Kenny Dawkins

Forwards:
Arthur Silva
Edu de_Oliveira
Matthew Shaw
Renato Scholz

Centers:
Murilo Becker
Douglas Kurtz

Coach: Regis Marrelli

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cupulutti re-signs at Deportivo Norte de Armstrong - by Eurobasket News

Deportivo Norte de Armstrong (TFB) confirmed in their roster shooting guard Celestino Cupulutti. He played there last season.
Cupulutti helped his team to make it to the Torneo Federal Final in 2017.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Instituto may add Cristian Amicucci to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Instituto Atletico Central Cordoba (LigaA) is about to sign 32-year old power forward Cristian Amicucci (200-85) who played last time at Aerochaco Boca Juniors Capital Feder. In 30 LigaA games he had 7.7ppg and 4.6rpg last season. Amicucci also played that season for Libertad Sunchales where in 18 LigaA games he recorded 6.9ppg and 3.3rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Argentinian TNA Regular Season in 2006 and 2009.
Amicucci was a member of Argentinian U21 National Team back in 2004.
He has played previously for seven other teams: Weber Bahia, Ferrocarril, Argentino, MH Basket, Quimsa, Union de Sunchales and MH Basket.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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GECR Indalo inks Daniel Hure - by Eurobasket News

Gimnasia-Indalo Esgr.Comodoro Rivadavia (LigaA) signed 32-year old Argentinian power forward Daniel Hure (200-85). He played last season at Paulistano in Brazilian NBB league. In 39 games he had 7.4ppg and 3.1rpg. Hure helped them to make it to the final. A very impressive season as he was named to Brazilian All-Star Game.
He won Paraguayan League championship title in 2011.
Hure has played previously professionally in Paraguay (Sol de America and Libertad) and Argentina (La Union, Sionista and Olimpico de La Banda).
He could be described: A young low post operator, with good rebounding skills. He is not yet enough experienced for top games, however, and needs to add a reliable outside shot to become a true PF.

Gimnasia-Indalo Esgr.Comodoro Rivadavia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Juan_Manuel Rivero
Carlos Buendia

Forwards:
Daniel Hure
Federico Haller
Shaquille Johnson
Franco Giorgetti
Luis Riascos

Center:
Diego Romero

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Martinez re-signs at BHY Tiro Federal - by Eurobasket News

BHY Tiro Federal y Deportivo Morteros (TNA) confirmed in their roster 27-year old naturalized Spaniard guard Maximiliano Martinez (185-90). He played there last season.
Martinez has played previously for another Argentinian team Regatas Resistencia.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Marozzi re-signs at Barrio Parque - by Eurobasket News

Barrio Parque de Cordoba (TNA) confirmed in their roster 22-year old forward Gaston Marozzi (190-95). He played there last season. In 40 TNA games he recorded 8.3ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season Marozzi played at Villa Angela Basket where in 43 TNA games he averaged 5.0ppg and 1.9rpg. He helped them to win the regular season.
Marozzi won Argentinian Torneo Federal (Nor-Noreste) championship title in 2014.
He has played previously for UNCAus.

Barrio Parque de Cordoba roster for 2017-2018:

Lautaro Rivata
Emiliano Rossi
Tomas Ligorria
Agustin Jure
Gaston Marozzi
Luciano Guerra

By Eurobasket Data Center

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CAN Oruro tabs Sebastian Picton, ex Hindu - by Francisco Vega

CAN Oruro (Libobasquet) inked 25-year old Argentinian forward Sebastian Picton (196-92). He played most recently at Hindu in Argentinian TNA league. In 47 games he averaged 7.7ppg and 3.6rpg last season. Picton helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements he won Argentinian TNA championship title in 2014. Picton received also Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA Honorable Mention award in 2016.
He has played also professionally for other Argentinian teams like Ciclista, Olimpico de La Banda and Villa Angela.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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La Salle Tarija tabs Hector Martirena, ex Chivilcoy Racing - by Francisco Vega

Entretanto Meta La Salle Tarija (Libobasquet) inked experienced 35-year old Argentinian power forward Hector Martirena (198-82). He played most recently at Chivilcoy Racing in Argentinian TFB league. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
Martirena was selected to Peruvian All-Star Game in 2015.
He has played previously professionally in Argentina (Ferrocarril, Estudiantes Olavarria, Alianza Viedma, Banda Norte and San Lorenzo) and Peru (Ejercito).
Martirena is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at La Salle Tarija.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Luis Scola agreed terms with Brave Dragons - by Eurobasket News

Shanxi Brave Dragons (CBA) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 37-year old Argentinian international power forward Luis Scola (206-104kg-80). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Spanish passport. Scola played most recently at Brooklyn Nets in the NBA, but left the team in Feb.'17. In 36 games he recorded 5.1ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.0apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Scola played at the Raptors in NBA where in 87 games he averaged 8.0ppg and 4.3rpg. Scola helped them to win the Atlantic Division title.
In 2002 San Antonio Spurs selected him as 56th overall pick in NBA draft.
Among other achievements Scola received Eurobasket.com All-Olympic Games 3rd Team award in 2016.
He has been also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. Scola has regularly played for Argentinian senior team since 1999 and previously for U21 National Team between 2000 and 2001.
He also represented Argentina at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 14.8ppg, Reb-3 (8.0rpg), 1.8apg, FGP: 55.6%, 3PT: 47.1%, FT: 52.6%.
Scola has played previously professionally in Spain (Baskonia and Gijon) and NBA (Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns and Indiana Pacers).
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 Brave Dragons.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Very versatile player. Can do everything, shooting from 5-6 metres, penetrating, dunking or his best play: dribbling and scoring in front of his opponent. True power player that can rebound when he wants to, use his strength to get position and score not only by his moves, but by his strength. Not bad of an athlete either and has the ability to run the floor. Doesn't have great range, but he does shoot it a little way from the basket.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Agustin Lozano is a newcomer at Rocamora - by Eurobasket News

Tomas de Rocamora (TNA) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old point guard Agustin Lozano (172-93) from San Isidro. Lozano has played there for the last seven years. In 34 TNA games he recorded 4.8ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.0apg last season. Lozano helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Argentinian TNA Center North Regular Season in 2016. Lozano received also Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA Honorable Mention award in 2015.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Barrio Parque keeps Rossi for another season - by Eurobasket News

Barrio Parque de Cordoba (TNA) re-signed 29-year old center Emiliano Rossi (200-88). He has played there for the last nine seasons. In 40 TNA games he averaged 8.7ppg and 4.3rpg last season.
Rossi helped his team to make it to the Torneo Federal Final in 2013.
He is a very experienced player.

Barrio Parque de Cordoba roster for 2017-2018:

Lautaro Rivata
Emiliano Rossi
Tomas Ligorria
Agustin Jure
Luciano Guerra

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Barrio Parque keeps Rivata for another season - by Eurobasket News

Barrio Parque de Cordoba (TNA) re-signed 30-year old guard Lautaro Rivata (188-87). He has played there for the last nine seasons. In 40 TNA games he recorded 6.2ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.8apg and 1.5spg last season.
Rivata played in the final of Argentinian TNA in 2016.
He is a very experienced player.

Barrio Parque de Cordoba roster for 2017-2018:

Lautaro Rivata
Tomas Ligorria
Agustin Jure
Luciano Guerra

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Guerra re-signs at Barrio Parque - by Eurobasket News

Barrio Parque de Cordoba (TNA) confirmed in their roster Luciano Guerra. He played there last season. In 40 TNA games he had 7.3ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.0apg.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ligorria comes back to Barrio Parque - by Eurobasket News

Barrio Parque de Cordoba (TNA) inked 23-year old forward Tomas Ligorria (197-94). It is actually his comeback to Cordoba as he has played here before. Ligorria played most recently at Union de Santa Fe in Argentinian TNA league. In 28 games he recorded 4.3ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.4apg last season. He helped them to win the regular season. Ligorria also played that season for Instituto (LigaA). But in 10 games he averaged just 0.8ppg.
Ligorria has played previously for Atenas.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lautaro Fraga joins La Union - by Ivan Milenkovic

La Union Colon (TNA) agreed terms with 25-year old point guard Lautaro Fraga (184-92). He played last season at Atletico Tala in the TFB.
The previous (15-16) season Fraga played at La Union (LigaA). But in 40 games he had just 1.6ppg. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
Fraga has played previously for four other teams: Obras Basket, Villa Angela, San Lorenzo and SL Chivilcoy.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  AUSTRALIA  


All-Australian team overrun by China in Game 2 - by Eurobasket News

Team China has finished too strong for the CPA Australia NBL All-Australian Team coming from behind to win 89-75 in Game 2 of the three-match tour of China in Jilin. The NBL All-Australian Team was looking to level the three-game series on the CPA Australia Tour of China after the hosts claimed the 68-66 Game 1 victory in Beijing on Wednesday night, and looked capable of doing so through three quarters. The preparations were far from ideal with weather causing the team to take a seven-hour train trip from Beijing to north eastern China to play in Jilin meaning they didn't get a training session in between games. But the Australian team got rolling during the second quarter on the back of a string of Daniel Kickert (208-C/F-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) three-pointers where he nailed three in a three-minute stretch. That helped the NBL representative team to a 40-33 half-time advantage and they still led by two points heading into the fourth. But there Team China dominated with 30 points to 14 to win by 14 points to take an unassailable two-nil lead in the series. Kickert was again the standout for the NBL All-Australian Team scoring 20 points to go with four rebounds. David Barlow (205-F-83, college: Metro St.) contributed 12 points, four rebounds and four steals with Jerome Randle (175-PG-87, college: California) adding 10 points and four assists. Lucas Walker (202-F-84, college: St.Mary's, CA) also had seven points and six boards, and Nick Kay (206-C/F-92, college: Metro St.) seven points, five rebounds and three assists. NBL All-Australian coach Rob Beveridge couldn't fault the effort again of his team. 'Overall we played a very, very good game tonight. We know that China is a very good team and they were probably too good for us in the end. But I felt that we controlled the game for most of it,' Beveridge said. 'We had some breakdowns, but overall I was happy with how we played the game. We are a very good shooting team and we shot the ball well in the first half, but then a little bit of fatigue may have taken over. But I was very happy with our shot selection and the fight that we showed. We just did not give in.' The major difference ended up being the inclusion of point guard Ailun Guo (192-SF-93) and 7'1, 145kg monster Han Dejun (215-C-89) as the pair led Team China to the victory. Guo finished with 18 points and three assists for Team China with Han adding 11 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Ren JunFei (203-F/C-90) also scored 13 points, Gen Li (196-F-88) 12, Hu Jinqiu 11 and Wu Qian 10. Team China opened an 8-4 lead halfway through the opening quarter but a three from Barlow, strong offensive board, put back and the extra from Walker and three quick points from Mitchell McCarron (191-G-92, college: Metro St.) saw the All-Australian unit just one down by quarter-time. Despite China scoring first in the second period, the NBL team soon took over. Kickert nailed his first triple with 5:25 on the clock in the half. He hit a second shortly after and then a third with 2:45 remaining to put the All-Australians up by five. Barlow got in on the act too from long range and Jeremy Kendle scored last in the half to see the visitors lead impressively 40-33. The NBL All-Australian team still led by six following a Todd Blanchfield (200-F/G-91) three with six left in the third quarter, but things were tightening up as China got some flow going and Australia went cold. The Australians made just three field goals in the last five minutes of the quarter, two baskets to Tom Jervis and a triple to Barlow. But they still managed to lead by two points despite the best efforts of Guo and Han. China came out firing with the first four points of the fourth term, but the All-Australians responded through Kickert to again lead 65-63. But an 8-0 run for China with Guo and Han at the centre of it turned the tide for good. The hosts responded to Barlow's three with eight more straight points ended up winning by 14. The third and final game of the CPA Australia Tour of China will take place in Dongguan on Sunday night at 9.30pm AEDT.
Courtesy of: nbl.com.au



The Celtics tab Aron Baynes - by Eurobasket News

Boston Celtics inked 31-year old Australian international center Aron Baynes (208-118kg-86, college: Washington State) from Detroit Pistons. In 74 NBA games in USA he averaged 4.9ppg and 4.5rpg last season.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
Among other achievements Baynes' team made it to the Pac-10 Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2007 and 2008). He received also Eurobasket.com All-Olympic Games Honorable Mention award in 2016.
He has a double citizenship as he also holds New Zealand passport.
Baynes has been also a member of Australian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Australian senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2004.
Baynes represented Australia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 5 games: 9.6ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 40.0%, FT: 85.7%.
Baynes is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to seven different countries on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Baynes has played previously professionally in Germany (EWE Baskets), Greece (AE Ikaros Kallitheas), Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Slovenia (Un.Olimpija), other NBA teams (San Antonio Spurs), Australia (Australian Institute Sport) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs).
He attended Washington State until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
Baynes' game is described as: A finally flourished center, he is now a solid inside player who limits his old foul-prone tendency and knows how to guard taller opponents and to score. Made huge improvements in his first professional seasons, and the international experience was a further help.

Boston Celtics roster for 2017-2018:

Forwards:
Daniel Theis
Ante Zizic
Jayson Tatum

Center:
Aron Baynes

By Eurobasket Data Center

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State Leagues Round-Up - by Eurobasket News

Big V
Corio Bay S. - Ringwood H. 64-123

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Ringwood Hawks (15-4) crushed 11th ranked Stingrays (4-13) in Geelong 123-64 on Saturday. Ringwood Hawks dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Stingrays' 26. They outrebounded Stingrays 42-21 including a 32-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Ringwood Hawks looked well-organized offensively handing out 36 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Stingrays' players. It was a very good performance for American guard Jacob Gibson (198-93, college: Harding) who helped to win the game recording 37 points (!!!). His fellow American import forward Mike McCahey (196, college: St.Anselm) contributed with 33 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Ringwood Hawks players scored in double figures. American power forward Jordan Latham (206-91, college: Loyola, MD) answered with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 12 rebounds and guard Joel Mcfall (189-94) added 11 points and 4 assists in the effort for Stingrays. Ringwood Hawks moved-up to second place in League. Loser Stingrays keep the eleventh position with 13 games lost. Ringwood Hawks will face Whittlesea City (#12) in Mill Park in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Stingrays will play on the road against Diamond Valley Eagles in Greensborough and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ringwood H.: J.Gibson 37+4reb+3ast, M.McCahey 33+6reb+3ast, M.Fennell 20+12reb+7ast, K.Fittolani 12+3reb+7ast, S.Clarke 8+8reb+1ast, T.Latham 7+3reb
Corio Bay S.: J.Latham 27+12reb+1ast, J.Mcfall 11+2reb+4ast, K. Harris 5+2reb, B.Armstrong 5+1reb+1ast, J.Headlam 4+3reb, C.Walsh 3+1ast
gschID: 541379


Hume City - Eltham W. 73-104

Very expected game when 10th ranked Hume City Broncos (5-13) were smashed by fourth ranked Eltham Wildcats (14-4) in Tullamarine 104-73 on Sunday. Eltham Wildcats dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Hume City Broncos' 40. They outrebounded Hume City Broncos 58-36 including a 21-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. Eltham Wildcats looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Hume City Broncos' players. It was a very good performance for power forward Chris Cameron (210-82, college: La-Lafayette) who helped to win the game recording 41 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds. Luke Valentine contributed with 10 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Coach 's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Naturalized British guard Lee Jeka (193-83) answered with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and American guard Mike Rose (193-87, college: E.Kentucky) added 20 points in the effort for Hume City Broncos. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Eltham Wildcats maintains fourth place in League with 14-4 record. Loser Hume City Broncos keep the tenth position with 13 games lost. Eltham Wildcats will face Diamond Valley Eagles (#8) in Greensborough in the next round. Hume City Broncos will play on the road against Waverley Falcons in Mount Waverley and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Eltham W.: C.Cameron 41+7reb+1ast, J.Aver 14+4reb+6ast, S.Whelan 11+1reb+3ast, S.Bradbury 10+12reb, L.Valentine 10+7reb+7ast, J.Todd 7+4reb+1ast
Hume City: L.Jeka 21+8reb+4ast, M.Rose 20+4reb+2ast, J.O'Rieley 11+6reb, L.Egan 11+14reb+1ast, S.Prendergast 6+1reb+3ast, M.Berezdecky 4+1reb
gschID: 541385


Ringwood H. - Hawthorn M. 94-83

Very predictable result when third ranked Ringwood Hawks (15-4) won against 9th ranked Magic (5-12) in Heathmont 94-83 on Sunday. Ringwood Hawks made 25-of-32 free shots (78.1 percent) during the game. Ringwood Hawks outrebounded Magic 44-32 including 33 on the defensive glass. Magic was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American guard Jacob Gibson (198-93, college: Harding) who helped to win the game recording 32 points and 5 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field). Center Trevor Latham (203) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. Five Ringwood Hawks players scored in double figures. American swingman Joshua Morrison (198-91, college: NC-Wesleyan) answered with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and point guard Kirk Smith (178) added 23 points in the effort for Magic. Magic's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Ringwood Hawks moved-up to second place in League. Loser Magic keeps the ninth position with 12 games lost. Ringwood Hawks will face Whittlesea City (#12) in Mill Park in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Magic will play at home against McKinnon C. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ringwood H.: J.Gibson 32+5reb+3ast, T.Latham 18+14reb, M.McCahey 15+3reb, M.Fennell 13+9reb, M.Snowball 10+6reb+11ast, S.Clarke 6+6reb
Hawthorn M.: J.Morrison 25+7reb+5ast, K.Smith 23+3reb+3ast, A.Bogart-King 14+2reb+4ast, D.Kusnyer 5, D.Mareels 4+4reb+1ast, P.Chelvan 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 541384


Casey C. - McKinnon C. 74-67

Not a big story in a game when 7th ranked McKinnon C. (8-9) lost on the road to fifth ranked Casey C. (11-7) 74-67 on Sunday. Casey C. forced 20 McKinnon C. turnovers. McKinnon C. was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American forward Raheem Lemons (196-93, college: Central State) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. His fellow American import power forward Charles Polk (200-84, college: Butler) contributed with 15 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Casey C. players scored in double figures. American forward Dillon Stith (200-92, college: St.Vincent) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 15 rebounds and the former international center Axel Dench (211-76, college: Gonzaga) added 7 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for McKinnon C.Newly promoted Casey C. maintains fifth place in League with 11-7 record. Loser McKinnon C. keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. Casey C. will have a break next round. McKinnon C. will play at home against Whittlesea City (#12) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Casey C.: R.Lemons 25+10reb+5ast, C.Polk 15+9reb+1ast, B.Louis 11+9reb+2ast, M.McInnes 10+1reb+2ast, M.Chapman 5+3reb+2ast, B.Hobba 5+6reb
McKinnon C.: D.Stith 18+15reb+1ast, D.Walker 10+3reb, I.Platenik 8+11reb, M.Cody 8+1reb+1ast, A.Dench 7+8reb+6ast, B.Gallatly 7+2reb
gschID: 541386


Knox R. - Whittlesea City 118-63

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Knox Raiders as it allowed them to take a leadership position in League. Knox Raiders smashed 12th ranked Whittlesea City in Wantirna South 118-63. Knox Raiders dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Whittlesea City's 36. Knox Raiders had a 40-27 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by Whittlesea City's players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Knox Raiders made 11 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of Adrian Tomada who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. American forward Christopher Kaba (203-88, college: N.Colorado) contributed with 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Five Knox Raiders players scored in double figures. Knox Raiders' coach felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Aidan Zeverona answered with 18 points and 6 rebounds and Jonathan Maybank added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Whittlesea City. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Whittlesea City at the other side keeps the twelfth place with 16 games lost. Whittlesea City will play next round against McKinnon C. trying to get back on the winning streak. Knox Raiders will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Eltham Wildcats at home.
Top scorers:
Knox R.: A.Thoseby 21+1ast, A.Tomada 19+5reb+7ast, D.Hare 16+1reb+3ast, C.Kaba 14+9reb+4ast, B.Waterhouse 14+4reb+7ast, M.Hodgson 14+8reb
Whittlesea City: A.Zeverona 18+6reb, J.Maybank 13+6reb+4ast, S.Kalistu 11+2reb, T.Watson 7+3reb, E.Potts-Broughton 4+10reb+1ast, D.Van Lunenburg 4+7reb
gschID: 541383


McKinnon C. - Waverley F. 89-93

Everything went according to plan when second ranked Waverley Falcons (15-4) defeated on the road 7th ranked McKinnon C. (8-9) 93-89 on Saturday. Waverley Falcons forced 20 McKinnon C. turnovers. Strangely McKinnon C. outrebounded Waverley Falcons 53-32 including a 18-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a very good performance for American forward Desmond Simmons (198-92, college: St.Mary's, CA) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points, 16 rebounds and 6 assists. Forward Chris Arkell (198-90) contributed with 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Five Waverley Falcons players scored in double figures. American forward Dillon Stith (200-92, college: St.Vincent) answered with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 15 rebounds and naturalized Croatian forward Ivan Platenik (201-83, college: Alaska-Anch.) added 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for McKinnon C.Despite that victory Waverley Falcons went down to third position (League) due to points difference. Loser McKinnon C. keeps the seventh place with nine games lost. Waverley Falcons will face Hume City Broncos (#10) in Tullamarine in the next round and are hoping to win another game. McKinnon C. will play at home against Whittlesea City and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Waverley F.: D.Simmons 23+16reb+6ast, C.Arkell 21+7reb+2ast, B.Kelleher 18+1reb+9ast, J.Reardon 15+4reb+5ast, M.Harper 11+2reb+2ast, T.Liesting 5+1reb+1ast
McKinnon C.: D.Stith 27+15reb+2ast, I.Platenik 17+8reb+5ast, N.Mueller 14+4reb+4ast, B.Gallatly 10+3reb, D.Walker 9+5reb+6ast, A.Dench 8+9reb+4ast
gschID: 541382


Eltham W. - Werribee D. 82-62

There was no surprise when 6th ranked Devils (9-10) were outleveled on the road by fourth ranked Eltham Wildcats (14-4) 82-62 on Saturday. Eltham Wildcats dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Devils' 26. They outrebounded Devils 51-35 including a 39-28 advantage in defensive rebounds. Eltham Wildcats looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a very good performance for Jordan Canovan who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Forward Simon Grant (195-91) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Eltham Wildcats' coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American guard Jeremy Smith (190, college: Nicholls St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import guard Jordan Hughes (192-92, college: Dakota St.) added 17 points and 4 assists in the effort for Devils. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Eltham Wildcats maintains fourth place in League with 14-4 record. Loser Devils keep the sixth position with ten games lost. Eltham Wildcats will face Diamond Valley Eagles (#8) in Greensborough in the next round.
Top scorers:
Eltham W.: S.Grant 15+13reb, J.Canovan 15+10reb+4ast, C.Cameron 12+2reb+3ast, J.Aver 11+5reb+5ast, J.Todd 8+3reb+1ast, S.Bradbury 8+7reb+3ast
Werribee D.: J.Hughes 17+4reb+4ast, N.Wilson 13+9reb+1ast, J.Smith 12+10reb+5ast, A.Ayilara 10+6reb, J.Ward 5+2reb, B.Allison 3+3reb+2ast
gschID: 541381


Hawthorn M. - Diamond V.E. 71-81

There was a small surprise when ninth ranked Diamond Valley Eagles (6-12) beat 9th ranked Magic (5-12) in Hawthorn 81-71 on Saturday. It was a very good performance for American forward Brandon Conley (198, college: ORU) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Matt Reynolds (183) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Forward Alex Bogart-King (200) answered with 22 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and American swingman Joshua Morrison (198-91, college: NC-Wesleyan) added 9 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Magic. Magic's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Diamond Valley Eagles moved-up to eighth place in League. Loser Magic keeps the ninth position with 12 games lost. Diamond Valley Eagles will face higher ranked Eltham Wildcats (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Magic will play against McKinnon C. (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Diamond V.E.: B.Conley 24+12reb+2ast, M.Reynolds 21+2reb+1ast, G.Page 18+2reb+3ast, R.Sanders 6+5reb+2ast, M.Lee 5+7reb+3ast, S.Reynolds 1+5reb+2ast
Hawthorn M.: A.Bogart-King 22+8reb+5ast, K.Smith 13+1reb+2ast, R. Johnson 10+5reb, J.Morrison 9+6reb+2ast, D.Mareels 6+4reb+2ast, L.Sist 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 541380


Premier League
C.District L. - W.Adelaide B. 75-88

Very expected game when 9th ranked Central District Lions (2-13) lost to fourth ranked West Adelaide Bearcats (10-6) in Gawler 75-88 on Sunday. West Adelaide Bearcats had a 33-22 advantage in offensive rebounds. Central District Lions were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American guard Dee Oldham (193-94, college: Chattanooga) who helped to win the game recording 46 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds. Guard Patrick Thomas (190, college: Mary) contributed with a triple-double by scoring 13 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for the winners. West Adelaide Bearcats' coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Guard David Humphries (193-91, college: Loyola Mary) answered with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds and American forward Ricardo Martin (203-92, college: Lander) added 17 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Central District Lions. West Adelaide Bearcats moved-up to third place in League. Loser Central District Lions keep the ninth position with 13 games lost. West Adelaide Bearcats will face Forestville Eagles (#6) in Goodwood in the next round. Central District Lions will play on the road against Woodville Warriors in Flinders Park and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
W.Adelaide B.: D.Oldham 46+8reb+1ast, H.Ridgeway 14+11reb, P.Thomas 13+11reb+10ast, T.Kubank 8+5reb+4ast, B.Truslove 4+4reb, T.Braithwaite 3
C.District L.: D.Humphries 23+13reb+3ast, R.Martin 17+8reb+1ast, N.Larkins 14+3reb+8ast, T.Hoffmann 8+1reb, S.Stone 4+7reb+3ast, A.Fischer 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 541488


N.Adelaide R. - S.Adelaide P. 120-108

Very predictable result when first ranked North Adelaide Rockets (13-3) won against 7th ranked South Adelaide Panthers (7-9) in Greenacres 120-108 on Sunday. North Adelaide Rockets dominated down low during the game scoring 80 of its points in the paint compared to South Adelaide Panthers' 54. North Adelaide Rockets looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. South Adelaide Panthers were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American forward Alexander Starling (198-89, college: Beth.-Cookman) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists. Swingman Darcy Aistrope (191) contributed with 27 points for the winners. American guard Eian Davis (185-90, college: Albertus Magnus) answered with a double-double by scoring 37 points (!!!) and 11 assists (on 15-of-17 shooting from the field) and forward Caleb Davis (206-95, college: Saginaw Valley) added 31 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for South Adelaide Panthers. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. South Adelaide Panthers' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. North Adelaide Rockets maintains first place in League with 13-3 record. Loser South Adelaide Panthers keep the seventh position with nine games lost. North Adelaide Rockets will face league's second-placed Noarlunga City Southern Tigers in Morphett Vale in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. South Adelaide Panthers will play at home against Eastern Mavericks (#10) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
N.Adelaide R.: D.Aistrope 27+1reb+3ast, A.Starling 24+15reb+4ast, B.Jonnek 21+5reb+5ast, L.Mapunda 20+8reb+3ast, A.Miller 14+3reb+6ast, A.Schild 6+4reb+1ast
S.Adelaide P.: E.Davis 37+3reb+11ast, C.Davis 31+5reb+3ast, J.Reid 13+9reb+3ast, S.Boal 11+4reb+2ast, K.Ciabattoni 10+3reb, A.Brown 3+3reb+2ast
gschID: 541486


W.Adelaide B. - S.Adelaide P. 97-68

Not a big story in a game when 7th ranked South Adelaide Panthers (7-9) were outscored by fourth ranked West Adelaide Bearcats (10-6) in Woodville 97-68 on Saturday. West Adelaide Bearcats forced 22 South Adelaide Panthers turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. South Adelaide Panthers were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American guard Dee Oldham (193-94, college: Chattanooga) who helped to win the game recording 29 points and 6 assists. Guard Patrick Thomas (190, college: Mary) contributed with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Five West Adelaide Bearcats players scored in double figures. American guard Eian Davis (185-90, college: Albertus Magnus) answered with 29 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and Adam Brown added 10 points in the effort for South Adelaide Panthers. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. West Adelaide Bearcats moved-up to third place in League. Loser South Adelaide Panthers keep the seventh position with nine games lost. West Adelaide Bearcats will face Forestville Eagles (#6) in Goodwood in the next round. South Adelaide Panthers will play at home against Eastern Mavericks and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
W.Adelaide B.: D.Oldham 29+4reb+6ast, P.Thomas 18+5reb+5ast, B.Truslove 12+5reb+1ast, H.Ridgeway 10+10reb, T.Kubank 10+3reb+3ast, L.Haufe 5+1reb
S.Adelaide P.: E.Davis 29+6reb+6ast, A.Brown 10+2reb+2ast, J.Reid 6+2reb+1ast, J.Read 6+1reb+1ast, C.Davis 4+5reb, J. Hoppo 4+2reb
gschID: 541481


Forestville E. - Southern T. 84-112

The game between closely ranked teams ended with second ranked Noarlunga City Southern Tigers' (11-5) road victory over 3rd placed Forestville Eagles (9-7) in Goodwood 112-84 on Sunday. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers outrebounded Forestville Eagles 51-36 including a 38-24 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Noarlunga City Southern Tigers made 8 blocks. Forestville Eagles were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for the former international swingman Anthony Drmic (198-92, college: Boise St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 42 points (!!!), 15 rebounds and 7 assists. American swingman Decorey Jones (201-90, college: Faulkner) contributed with 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Noarlunga City Southern Tigers players scored in double figures. American guard Jake Rios (188-86, college: Georgia Coll.) answered with 31 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and Sudanese forward Majok Deng (208-93, college: La-Monroe) added 21 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Forestville Eagles. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers maintains second place in League with 11-5 record having just four point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Forestville Eagles dropped to the sixth position with seven games lost. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers will face league's leader North Adelaide Rockets in Greenacres in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Forestville Eagles will play at home against West Adelaide Bearcats (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Southern T.: A.Drmic 42+15reb+7ast, D.Jones 21+7reb+2ast, R.Linton 15+4reb+6ast, M.Nwelue 13+9reb, L.Schenscher 9+5reb+1ast, J.Dodman 7+4reb
Forestville E.: J.Rios 31+5reb+6ast, M.Deng 21+10reb+1ast, T.Fildes 13+6reb+2ast, B.Haydon 7+1reb+1ast, S. Wright 4+1reb+3ast, C.Bell 4
gschID: 541489


Sturt S. - Woodville W. 85-55

There was no surprise when 8th ranked Woodville Warriors (6-10) were outleveled by sixth ranked Sturt Sabres (10-6) in Pasadena 85-55 on Sunday. Sturt Sabres had a 37-24 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for guard Sam Daly (193-95, college: Chaminade) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 4 assists. Forward Jacob Rigoni (198-98) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Alex Maiorana answered with 13 points and 5 rebounds and center Daniel Carlin (206-93, college: Westmont) added 11 points in the effort for Woodville Warriors. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Sturt Sabres moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Woodville Warriors keep the eighth position with ten games lost. Sturt Sabres will face higher ranked Norwood Flames (#4) in Marden in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Woodville Warriors will play at home against Central District Lions (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sturt S.: S.Daly 24+4reb+4ast, J.Rigoni 16+10reb+1ast, H.Burns 7+5reb+2ast, C.McMath 7+5reb+2ast, M.Calligeros 6+3reb+2ast, J.Warbout 6+2reb+2ast
Woodville W.: A.Maiorana 13+5reb, D.Carlin 11+2reb+2ast, L.Stanbridge 9+4reb, J.Maiorana 7+4reb+2ast, C.Clausen 6+5reb, M.Rehbein 5+3reb+4ast
gschID: 541487


Eastern M. - Norwood F. 78-100

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Norwood Flames (10-6) crushed 10th ranked Eastern Mavericks (1-14) in Mt. Barker 100-78 on Sunday. Norwood Flames forced 19 Eastern Mavericks turnovers. It was a very good performance for guard Daniel Webber (191-87) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 6 rebounds. American guard Kellen Smith (185-93, college: Saginaw Valley) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 assists for the winners. Five Norwood Flames players scored in double figures. Dylan Shorne answered with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 19 rebounds and Devon Mcgee added 14 points in the effort for Eastern Mavericks. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Norwood Flames moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Eastern Mavericks keep the tenth position with 14 games lost. Norwood Flames will face Sturt Sabres (#5) in Pasadena in the next round. Eastern Mavericks will play on the road against South Adelaide Panthers (#7) in Park Holme and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Norwood F.: D.Webber 26+6reb+1ast, N.Wurm 13+2reb+7ast, B.Janssan 12+2reb+1ast, A.Webber 12+6reb+1ast, K.Smith 11+4reb+10ast, M.Long 8+7reb
Eastern M.: D.Shorne 21+19reb+1ast, D.Mcgee 14+1reb+1ast, Z.Lovell 11+3ast, L.Barker 9+4reb, T.Cioffi 8+3reb+1ast, S.Vozzo 6+1reb
gschID: 541485


Forestville E. - N.Adelaide R. 82-95

Rather expected game when 3rd placed Forestville Eagles (9-7) lost to first ranked North Adelaide Rockets (13-3) in Goodwood 82-95 on Saturday. North Adelaide Rockets forced 23 Forestville Eagles turnovers. Forestville Eagles were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for Raymond Harding who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 4 assists. Swingman Luke Mapunda (194-85) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Forward Trent Fildes (197-88, college: Georgia Coll.) answered with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists and Sudanese forward Majok Deng (208-93, college: La-Monroe) added 18 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Forestville Eagles. Five North Adelaide Rockets and four Forestville Eagles players scored in double figures. North Adelaide Rockets maintains first place in League with 13-3 record. Loser Forestville Eagles dropped to the sixth position with seven games lost. North Adelaide Rockets will face league's second-placed Noarlunga City Southern Tigers in Morphett Vale in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Forestville Eagles will play at home against West Adelaide Bearcats (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
N.Adelaide R.: R.Harding 23+4reb+4ast, A.Miller 19+3reb+2ast, B.Jonnek 17+8reb, L.Mapunda 15+12reb+3ast, J.Wernham 11+6reb, A.Schild 7+9reb
Forestville E.: M.Deng 18+9reb+2ast, T.Fildes 16+6reb+7ast, J.Rios 15+2reb+6ast, A.Garrett 12+5reb+2ast, M.Harris 8+4reb+1ast, S. Wright 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 541484


C.District L. - Sturt S. 65-102

Rather predictable result when sixth ranked Sturt Sabres (10-6) rolled over 9th ranked Central District Lions (2-13) in Gawler 102-65 on Saturday. Sturt Sabres dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Central District Lions' 36 and made 21-of-26 free shots (80.8 percent) during the game. Sturt Sabres looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Central District Lions' players. It was a very good performance for guard Sam Daly (193-95, college: Chaminade) who helped to win the game recording 10 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Naturalized Greek power forward Max Calligeros (197-92) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Angus Fischer answered with 8 points and 11 rebounds and American forward Ricardo Martin (203-92, college: Lander) added 12 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Central District Lions. 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. Sturt Sabres moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Central District Lions keep the ninth position with 13 games lost. Sturt Sabres will face higher ranked Norwood Flames (#4) in Marden in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Central District Lions will play on the road against Woodville Warriors (#8) in Flinders Park and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sturt S.: M.Calligeros 19+3reb, J.Rigoni 13+5reb+1ast, C.McMath 12+2reb+1ast, H.Reemst 10+5reb+5ast, S.Daly 10+6reb+6ast, T.Klaosen 9+6reb+2ast
C.District L.: D.Humphries 12+4reb+2ast, R.Martin 12+6reb+1ast, K.Sapwell 11+4reb+3ast, B.Nathan 10+4reb+1ast, A.Fischer 8+11reb+1ast, N.Larkins 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 541483


Woodville W. - Eastern M. 99-79

Not a big story in a game when 10th ranked Eastern Mavericks (1-14) were outscored by eighth ranked Woodville Warriors (6-10) in Flinders Park 99-79 on Saturday. Woodville Warriors forced 23 Eastern Mavericks turnovers and outrebounded them 49-38 including a 24-10 advantage in offensive rebounds. Woodville Warriors looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. It was a very good performance for center Daniel Carlin (206-93, college: Westmont) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Luke Stanbridge (192-90) contributed with 17 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Five Woodville Warriors players scored in double figures. New Zealand swingman Zeb Lovell (197-93) answered with 20 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and Dylan Shorne added 10 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for Eastern Mavericks. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Woodville Warriors maintains eighth place in League with 6-10 record. Loser Eastern Mavericks keep the tenth position with 14 games lost. Woodville Warriors will face Central District Lions (#9) in Gawler in the next round. Eastern Mavericks will play on the road against South Adelaide Panthers in Park Holme and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Woodville W.: D.Carlin 19+6reb+2ast, L.Stanbridge 17+6reb+3ast, S.Richardson 16+5reb+2ast, J.Maiorana 13+12reb, C.Clausen 11+3reb+4ast, D.McKee 7+3reb+3ast
Eastern M.: Z.Lovell 20+2reb+1ast, D.Shorne 10+13reb, M.Hundley 8+10reb+1ast, M.Stock 8+2reb+3ast, T.Cioffi 7+3reb+1ast, L.Barker 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 541482


Southern T. - Norwood F. 90-64

Everything could happen in Morphett Vale at the game between two tied teams. Both second ranked Noarlunga City Southern Tigers and 5th ranked Norwood Flames had identical 10-5 record. This time Noarlunga City Southern Tigers used a home court advantage and outplayed the opponent from Marden 90-64 on Saturday night. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers outrebounded Norwood Flames 48-33 including a 37-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a very good performance for American forward Mike Nwelue (196-93, college: Drury) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 6 rebounds. The former international swingman Anthony Drmic (198-92, college: Boise St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Guard Matthew Lycett (194-90) answered with 15 points and guard Nick Wurm (183, college: N.Iowa Area CC) added 11 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Norwood Flames. 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. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers maintains second place in League with 11-5 record having just four point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Norwood Flames dropped to the fourth position with six games lost. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers will face league's leader North Adelaide Rockets in Greenacres in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Norwood Flames will play at home against Sturt Sabres and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Southern T.: M.Nwelue 23+6reb+3ast, A.Drmic 17+12reb+3ast, D.Jones 13+3reb+3ast, J.Dodman 10+9reb+1ast, R.Linton 8+3reb+4ast, B.Ficken 8+3reb+2ast
Norwood F.: M.Lycett 15+4reb+1ast, M.Long 12+6reb, N.Wurm 11+6reb+1ast, K.Smith 10+2reb+1ast, D.Webber 9+6reb, B.Janssan 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 541480


QBL
Rockhampton - Sunshine CR 105-96

There was an upset when 3rd placed Sunshine CR (8-3) lost on the road to ninth ranked Rockhampton Rockets (6-7) 105-96 on Saturday. Rockhampton Rockets looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a very good performance for American guard Chris Fowler (185-93, college: Cent.Michigan) who helped to win the game recording 40 points (!!!) and 6 assists. His fellow American import power forward Rashad Hassan (203-89, college: Savannah St.) contributed with 24 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Isaih Tueta (187-91) answered with 34 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 5 assists and American guard Lance Hurdle (188-87, college: Miami, FL) added 19 points in the effort for Sunshine CR. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Rockhampton Rockets moved-up to eighth place in League. Loser Sunshine CR keeps the third position with three games lost. Rockhampton Rockets will face Gladstone Port City Power (#10) on the road in the next round. Sunshine CR will play against the league's second-placed Brisbane Capitals (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Rockhampton: C.Fowler 40+4reb+6ast, R.Hassan 24+9reb+4ast, J.Mitchell 17+5reb+5ast, D.Wagner 13+8reb, J.Lopez 7+8reb+4ast, T.Corrigan 4+6reb+1ast
Sunshine CR: I.Tueta 34+9reb+5ast, L.Hurdle 19+3reb+2ast, J.Tueta 16+5reb+1ast, Z.Meehl 12+4reb+5ast, R.Sutton 7+5reb, J.Walters 3+4reb+3ast
gschID: 541578


Logan T. - Gladstone P. 92-73

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked Logan T. (7-6) crushed 10th ranked Gladstone Port City Power (3-7) in Loganholme 92-73 on Sunday. Logan T. had a 15-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for Canadian forward Keanau Post (211-92, college: Missouri) who helped to win the game recording 29 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Naturalized Lebanese swingman Thomas Ammar (199-87, college: Mars Hill) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Logan T.'s coach used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American guard Ray Willis (198-89, college: N.C.Central, agency: HMS) answered with 20 points and 5 assists and the other American import forward Willie Shackleford (198-85, college: Martin Methodist) added 12 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Gladstone Port City Power. Five Logan T. and four Gladstone Port City Power players scored in double figures. Logan T. maintains seventh place in League with 7-6 record. Loser Gladstone Port City Power keeps the tenth position with seven games lost. Logan T. will face Toowoomba Mountaineers (#14) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Gladstone Port City Power will play against Rockhampton Rockets (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Logan T.: K.Post 29+9reb+1ast, S.Carroll 12+2reb+4ast, M.Cedar 11+4reb+3ast, T.Ammar 11+10reb+3ast, S.Johns 10+2reb+2ast, B.Johnson 7+2reb+2ast
Gladstone P.: R.Willis 20+4reb+5ast, P.Ciganovic 15+6reb+1ast, W.Shackleford 12+6reb+6ast, T.Allen 10+2reb+1ast, R.Lawyer 9+2reb+1ast, N.Musters 6+4reb
gschID: 541583


Mackay M. - Sunshine CR 103-96

Rather expected game when 3rd placed Sunshine CR (8-3) lost on the road to first ranked Mackay Meteors (11-1) 103-96 on Friday. Mackay Meteors made 29-of-34 free shots (85.3 percent) during the game. Sunshine CR was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for the former international power forward Cameron Tragardh (209-83, college: ORU) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Chris Cedar (188-88) contributed with 26 points and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Isaih Tueta (187-91) answered with 28 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists and power forward Joshua Tueta (202-89, college: MSU-Northern) added 20 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Sunshine CR. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Mackay Meteors maintains first place in League with 11-1 record. Loser Sunshine CR keeps the third position with three games lost. Mackay Meteors will face Townsville Heat (#4) in Hermit Park in the next round. Sunshine CR will play at home against the league's second-placed Brisbane Capitals and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mackay M.: C.Cedar 26+4reb+4ast, C.Tragardh 25+9reb+1ast, S.Bruce 21+2reb+8ast, B.Rasmussen 15+6reb, M.Gamblin 6+2reb, L.Blicavs 6+8reb+1ast
Sunshine CR: I.Tueta 28+5reb+9ast, J.Tueta 20+6reb+3ast, Z.Meehl 18+6reb+3ast, L.Ilton 13+10reb+2ast, L.Hurdle 8+4reb+1ast, Z.Meehl 6+2reb
gschID: 541577


Gold Coast R. - Logan T. 81-98

Very predictable result when seventh ranked Logan T. (7-6) won against 12th ranked Rollers (3-9) in Gold Coast 98-81 on Friday. Logan T. forced 19 Rollers turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a very good performance for Canadian forward Keanau Post (211-92, college: Missouri) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds. Naturalized Lebanese swingman Thomas Ammar (199-87, college: Mars Hill) contributed with 19 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Logan T. players scored in double figures. Swingman Dwayne Vale (193-85) answered with 30 points and 5 rebounds and American swingman Devon Sullivan (201-86, college: S.Connecticut) added 8 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Rollers. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Logan T. maintains seventh place in League with 7-6 record. Loser Rollers dropped to the thirteenth position with nine games lost. Logan T. will face Toowoomba Mountaineers (#14) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Rollers will play against Brisbane Spartans and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Logan T.: K.Post 25+12reb, T.Ammar 19+9reb+2ast, M.Cedar 16+6reb+4ast, C.Salecich 13+3reb+3ast, N.Kahler 9+4reb+1ast, S.Carroll 6+1reb+11ast
Gold Coast R.: D.Vale 30+5reb+2ast, J.Patton Croker 16+4reb+2ast, A.Darragh 9+5reb+2ast, L.Frankland 8+1reb+1ast, D.Sullivan 8+9reb+6ast, S.McGregor 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 541576


Brisbane S. - Townsville H. 83-95

Not a big story in a game when 9th ranked Brisbane Spartans (5-7) lost at home to fifth ranked Townsville Heat (8-3) 95-83 on Sunday. Townsville Heat outrebounded Brisbane Spartans 46-27 including a 30-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a very good performance for the former international point guard Joshua Wilcher (178-91, college: Cent.Wyoming) who helped to win the game recording 27 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. American power forward Justin Baker (203-89, college: Utah Valley) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Baker is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Townsville Heat's coach Rod Anderson used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Guard William McDowell-White (195-98, college: Fresno St.) answered with 8 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists and guard Mitch Philp (184-89) added 18 points and 7 assists in the effort for Brisbane Spartans. Five Townsville Heat and four Brisbane Spartans players scored in double figures. Townsville Heat moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Brisbane Spartans keep the ninth position with seven games lost. Townsville Heat will face league's leader Mackay Meteors at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Brisbane Spartans will play against Rollers (#13) in Gold Coast and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Townsville H.: J.Wilcher 27+8reb+5ast, J.Baker 15+13reb+1ast, P.Crawford 14+6reb+8ast, M.Rees 14+2reb, J.Anderson 12+6reb+5ast, J.Spiers 11+5reb+3ast
Brisbane S.: M.Philp 18+1reb+7ast, G.Scott 17+6reb, D.McDowell-White 14+1reb+1ast, B.Volkman 14+3reb, D.Quigley 9+4reb, W.McDowell-White 8+9reb+9ast
gschID: 541584


SW Metro P. - Brisbane C. 95-93

A very close game took place in Runcorn between South West Metro Pirates and Brisbane Capitals. Sixth ranked South West Metro Pirates (7-5) got a very close home victory over much higher ranked Brisbane Capitals (8-2). South West Metro Pirates managed to escape with a 2-point win 95-93 on Sunday evening. South West Metro Pirates looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Tanner McGrew (203-93, college: W.Virg.Wesl., agency: Duran International) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists. Forward Jake Allen (193, college: Avila) accounted for 21 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Naturalized American forward Dusty Rychart (201-78, college: Minnesota) came up with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and American-Nigerian guard Princeton Onwas (198-93, college: San Jose St.) added 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for Brisbane Capitals in the defeat. Four South West Metro Pirates and five Brisbane Capitals players scored in double figures. South West Metro Pirates maintains sixth place in League with 7-5 record. Loser Brisbane Capitals keep the second position with two games lost. South West Metro Pirates will meet at home Ipswich Force (#12) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Brisbane Capitals will play against Sunshine CR (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
SW Metro P.: J.Allen 21+5reb+2ast, R.Vines 20+5reb+3ast, J.Bairstow 19+1reb+7ast, T.McGrew 16+13reb+8ast, V.Williams Jr. 9+5reb+4ast, T.Machado 5+4reb
Brisbane C.: Z.Carter 20+6reb+1ast, D.Rychart 17+8reb+5ast, P.Onwas 16+7reb+5ast, A.Anderson 14+4reb+7ast, J.Davis 12+4reb+2ast, A.Kopcikas 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 541582


SW Metro P. - Suncoast PC 101-84

Everything went according to plan when sixth ranked South West Metro Pirates (7-5) defeated 10th ranked Maroochydore Clippers (3-7) in Runcorn 101-84 on Saturday. South West Metro Pirates shot the lights out from three sinking 15 long-distance shots on high 53.6 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when South West Metro Pirates made 7 blocks. It was a very good performance for American forward Tanner McGrew (203-93, college: W.Virg.Wesl., agency: Duran International) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 32 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks. Guard Ryan Vines (178-91, college: Co.Georgia) contributed with 20 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Guard Matthew Kenyon (195-98) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists and American guard Breland Hogan (185, college: Grand Valley St.) added 17 points and 4 assists in the effort for Maroochydore Clippers. Four South West Metro Pirates and five Maroochydore Clippers players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. South West Metro Pirates maintains sixth place in League with 7-5 record. Loser Maroochydore Clippers dropped to the eleventh position with seven games lost. South West Metro Pirates will face Ipswich Force (#12) in Booval in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Maroochydore Clippers will play at home against the league's second-placed Brisbane Capitals and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
SW Metro P.: T.McGrew 32+10reb+5ast, R.Vines 20+9reb+7ast, J.Bairstow 16+5reb+5ast, V.Williams Jr. 15+4reb+6ast, J.Allen 7+1reb+4ast, W.Sinclair 6+4reb
Suncoast PC: B.Hogan 17+2reb+4ast, M.Kenyon 12+10reb+8ast, T.Fullarton 12+3reb+3ast, C.Massingale 11+2ast, H.Reed 11+2ast, J.Hill 10+7reb
gschID: 541580


Ipswich F. - Gladstone P. 94-100

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 11th ranked Ipswich Force's (3-9) home loss to tenth ranked Gladstone Port City Power (3-7) in Booval 94-100 on Saturday. Gladstone Port City Power shot 27 for 38 from the free-throw line, while Ipswich Force only scored eight points from the stripe. They outrebounded Ipswich Force 49-27 including a 37-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Gladstone Port City Power looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Ipswich Force was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American guard Ray Willis (198-89, college: N.C.Central, agency: HMS) who helped to win the game recording 46 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds. Center Nathaniel Musters (208-93, college: Lafayette) contributed with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 16 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. American guard James Legan (190-87, college: E.Carolina, agency: Court Side) answered with 28 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Sudanese swingman James Kuon (201-91) added 21 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Ipswich Force. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Gladstone Port City Power maintains tenth place in League with 3-7 record. Loser Ipswich Force dropped to the twelfth position with nine games lost. Gladstone Port City Power will face higher ranked Rockhampton Rockets (#8) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ipswich Force will play against South West Metro Pirates (#6) in Runcorn and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Gladstone P.: R.Willis 46+5reb+3ast, N.Musters 25+16reb+2ast, R.Lawyer 13+2reb+3ast, W.Shackleford 10+19reb+9ast, P.Ciganovic 4+4reb, T.Allen 2+1reb+3ast
Ipswich F.: J.Legan 28+5reb+4ast, J.Kuon 21+7reb, K.Harvey 19+6reb+3ast, J.Derksen 10+3reb+3ast, J.Eustace 8+4reb+2ast, B.Wilson 8+2reb
gschID: 541579


Toowoomba M. - Gladstone P. 69-81

No shocking result in a game when tenth ranked Gladstone Port City Power (3-7) beat on the road 14th ranked Toowoomba Mountaineers (1-11) 81-69 on Friday. Gladstone Port City Power shot 29 for 40 from the free-throw line, while Toowoomba Mountaineers only scored eight points from the stripe. They outrebounded Toowoomba Mountaineers 50-33 including 22 on the offensive glass. Toowoomba Mountaineers were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American guard Ray Willis (198-89, college: N.C.Central, agency: HMS) who helped to win the game recording 36 points (!!!). His fellow American import forward Willie Shackleford (198-85, college: Martin Methodist) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American guard Jalil Abdul-Bassit (193, college: Oregon) answered with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Manylok Malek (201-94) added 13 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Toowoomba Mountaineers. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Gladstone Port City Power maintains tenth place in League with 3-7 record. Loser Toowoomba Mountaineers keep the fourteenth position with 11 games lost. Gladstone Port City Power will face higher ranked Rockhampton Rockets (#8) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Toowoomba Mountaineers will play against Logan T. (#7) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Gladstone P.: R.Willis 36+4reb+2ast, W.Shackleford 10+11reb+5ast, D.Owen 9+3reb+3ast, N.Musters 8+11reb+1ast, R.Lawyer 7+5reb+1ast, P.Ciganovic 7+8reb
Toowoomba M.: J.Abdul-Bassit 22+7reb+4ast, M.Malek 13+12reb+3ast, C.Weber 11+3reb+1ast, P.Aleer 9+4reb, J.Ebneter 6+1reb+2ast, A.Gehrig 3
gschID: 541575


SBL
East Perth E. - Rockingham F. 103-105

Rather expected game when 11th ranked Eagles (7-16) were edged by ninth ranked Flames (9-13) in Morley 105-103 on Saturday. Flames forced 21 Eagles turnovers. Strangely Eagles outrebounded Flames 43-31 including 16 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Eagles were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for guard Dexter Kernich-Drew (201-91, college: Washington St.) who helped to win the game recording 38 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds. American forward Donovon Jack (206-93, college: Penn St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Flames' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Guard Mason Bragg (182-93) answered with a double-double by scoring 29 points, 8 rebounds and 12 assists and American center Kevin Davis (206-91, college: Cent.Washington) added 19 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for Eagles. Four Flames and five Eagles players scored in double figures. Flames maintains ninth place in League with 9-13 record. Loser Eagles keep the eleventh position with 16 games lost. Flames will face higher ranked Hawks (#8) in Floreat in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Eagles will play on the road against Magic in Mandurah and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Rockingham F.: D.Kernich-Drew 38+9reb+2ast, D.Jack 24+10reb+2ast, R.Godfrey 15+2reb+10ast, J.Beard 11+2reb+1ast, V.Zollo 9+3reb, J.Griffin 3+2reb+3ast
East Perth E.: M.Bragg 29+8reb+12ast, D.Williamson 22+3reb+3ast, K.Davis 19+14reb+1ast, D.Tawhiti 13+3reb+1ast, K.Anthony 12+6reb, C.Easley 8+4reb+1ast
gschID: 541768


Lakeside L. - SW Slammers 93-106

Rather predictable result when seventh ranked Slammers (12-8) won against 10th ranked Lightning (8-15) in North Lake 106-93 on Sunday. Slammers made 29-of-38 free shots (76.3 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. Lightning was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American guard Tre Nichols (180-89, college: Boise St., agency: SDJ Sports) who helped to win the game recording 33 points (!!!) and 5 assists. American-Irish forward Brian Voelkel (198-92, college: Vermont, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) contributed with a triple-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists for the winners. American forward James Padgett (203-91, college: Maryland) answered with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 18 rebounds and the other American import guard Devon Atkinson (185, college: Morehead St.) added 16 points and 9 assists in the effort for Lightning. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Slammers moved-up to sixth place in League. Loser Lightning keeps the tenth position with 15 games lost. Slammers will face higher ranked Stirling S. (#5) in Perth in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lightning will play at home against Giants (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
SW Slammers: T.Nichols 33+4reb+5ast, C.Weeden 22+6reb, M.Lay 20+3reb+2ast, B.Voelkel 17+10reb+11ast, C.Douglas 8+4reb+3ast, T.Harrelson 6+4reb+1ast
Lakeside L.: J.Padgett 34+18reb+2ast, C.Shervill 16+9reb+3ast, D.Atkinson 16+3reb+9ast, R.Mackenzie 13+2reb+3ast, T.Parkinson 7+4reb+1ast, D.Morgan 4+2reb
gschID: 541771


Perth R. - Stirling S. 70-80

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 6th ranked Redbacks' (12-11) home loss to fifth ranked Stirling S. (13-9) in Northbridge 70-80 on Sunday. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Stirling S. made 7 blocks. It was a very good performance for the former international forward Cody Ellis (203-90, college: St.Louis) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. American center Andrew Naymick (209-85, college: Michigan St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocks for the winners. American power forward Lee Roberts (201-87, college: Findlay, OH) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds and guard Marshall Nelson (188-94, college: Wayland Baptist) added 17 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Redbacks. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Stirling S. maintains fifth place in League with 13-9 record. Loser Redbacks dropped to the seventh position with 11 games lost. Stirling S. will face Slammers (#6) in Bunbury in the next round. Redbacks will play at home against the league's second-placed Buccaneers and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Stirling S.: C.Ellis 18+10reb+4ast, R.Vague 14+5reb+3ast, C.Wroe 11+7reb+4ast, A.Naymick 11+10reb+1ast, J.Coburn 8+2reb+3ast, A.Bruton 7+2ast
Perth R.: L.Roberts 19+11reb+1ast, M.Nelson 17+9reb+5ast, I.Gattorna-Hargrave 11+2reb+2ast, B.Smith 11+4reb+6ast, J.Wagner 8+7reb+8ast, T.Viskovich 4+6reb
gschID: 541770


Goldfields G. - Cockburn C. 90-94

Everything went according to plan when fourth ranked Cougars (13-8) defeated 12th ranked Giants (6-14) in Kalgoorlie 94-90 on Saturday. Cougars looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. It was a very good performance for American forward Jalen Billups (198-92, college: N.Kentucky, agency: Haylett Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 14 rebounds. Swingman Gavin Field (202-89, college: W.Georgia) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. American power forward Jacob Holmen (202-91, college: N.Texas) answered with 29 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import forward JB Pillard (201, college: Cent.Washington) added 18 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for Giants. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Cougars maintains fourth place in League with 13-8 record. Loser Giants keep the twelfth position with 14 games lost. Cougars will face higher ranked Wanneroo (#3) in Joondalup in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Giants will play on the road against Hawks (#8) in Floreat and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Cockburn C.: J.Billups 25+14reb+1ast, L.Cummings 20+1reb+2ast, G.Field 17+10reb+8ast, S.Chan 10+3reb+8ast, R.Della Maddalena 10+3reb, J.Holmes 9+1ast
Goldfields G.: J.Holmen 29+8reb+4ast, J.Pillard 18+14reb+2ast, J.Reid 15+8reb+2ast, M.Tierney 14+2reb+5ast, B.Holloway 7+6reb+7ast, R.Hurst 4+4reb
gschID: 541769


Geraldton B. - Mandurah M. 79-94

There was an upset when much higher ranked Buccaneers (17-4) lost to fourteenth ranked Magic (4-17) in Wonthella 79-94 on Saturday. American players dominated the game. It was a very good performance for forward Taylor Mullenax (200-86, college: St.Edward's) who helped to win the game recording 30 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Will McNeill (185-90, college: Washburn) contributed with 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Magic players scored in double figures. Forward Dwayne Benjamin (201-93, college: Oregon) answered with 22 points and 9 rebounds and forward Maurice Barrow (196-92, college: Fairfield) added 22 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Buccaneers. Magic maintains fourteenth place in League with 4-17 record. Loser Buccaneers keep the second position with four games lost. Magic will face higher ranked Eagles (#11) in Morley in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Buccaneers will play on the road against Wanneroo (#3) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Mandurah M.: T.Mullenax 30+8reb, W.McNeill 20+6reb+3ast, P.Ruot 12+3reb+3ast, D.Ballantyne 10+9reb, F.Klasztorny 6+7reb+3ast, S.Julitz 4
Geraldton B.: D.Benjamin 22+9reb+3ast, M.Barrow 22+10reb+1ast, J.Hussey 16+3reb+7ast, M.Wundenberg 6+5reb, A.Ralph 5+6reb, M.Hancock 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 541767


Perry Lakes H. - Kalamunda E.S. 97-76

No shocking result in a game when eighth ranked Hawks (10-11) crushed 13th ranked Suns (6-18) in Floreat 97-76 on Saturday. Hawks made 24-of-28 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Hawks outrebounded Suns 42-26 including a 34-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for guard Matthew Adekponya (194-90) who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (made all of his eight free throws). The former international forward Ben Purser (201-90, college: Augusta) contributed with 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Five Hawks players scored in double figures. American guard Courtney Belger (187-89, college: Quincy) answered with 25 points and 4 assists and the other American import guard Rob Brandenberg (188-92, college: VCU) added 9 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Suns. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Hawks maintains eighth place in League with 10-11 record. Loser Suns keep the thirteenth position with 18 games lost. Hawks will face Giants (#12) in Kalgoorlie in the next round. Suns will play at home against Lightning and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Perry Lakes H.: M.Adekponya 24+6reb+5ast, B.Purser 17+8reb, R.Smith 13+5reb+2ast, R.O'Sullivan 11+3reb+2ast, R.Waters 11+1reb+4ast, B.Carlwell 6+7reb
Kalamunda E.S.: C.Belger 25+4reb+4ast, J.Diaz 9+1reb+1ast, R.Brandenberg 9+5reb+2ast, J.Lewis 8+1reb, K.Horn 8+2reb+2ast, B.Grey 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 541766


SW Slammers - Willetton T. 92-99

Very expected game when 7th ranked Slammers (12-8) lost to first ranked Tigers (19-3) in Bunbury 92-99 on Friday. Tigers made 21-of-26 free shots (80.8 percent) during the game. Tigers had a 26-15 advantage in offensive rebounds. Slammers were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American forward Ray Turner (206-90, college: Texas A&M) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 14 rebounds. His fellow American import swingman Jay Bowie (196-92, college: Marist) contributed with 32 points for the winners. Tigers' coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American-Irish forward Brian Voelkel (198-92, college: Vermont, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) answered with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 17 rebounds and 8 assists and American guard Michael Lay (180-83, college: Concordia, OR) added 17 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals in the effort for Slammers. Five Slammers players scored in double figures. Tigers maintains first place in League with 19-3 record. Loser Slammers dropped to the sixth position with eight games lost. Tigers will face Redbacks (#7) in Northbridge in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Slammers will play at home against Stirling S. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Willetton T.: R.Turner 34+14reb+3ast, J.Bowie 32+4reb+3ast, D.Scott 13+6reb+5ast, N.Cody 9+5reb+1ast, M.Hampson 7+4reb+3ast, A.Black 4+7reb+5ast
SW Slammers: B.Voelkel 25+17reb+8ast, T.Nichols 20+2ast, M.Lay 17+5reb+4ast, T.Puot 14+1reb+1ast, C.Weeden 12+5reb, C.Douglas 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 541764


Stirling S. - Lakeside L. 98-85

Very predictable result when fifth ranked Stirling S. (13-9) won against 10th ranked Lightning (8-15) in Perth 98-85 on Friday. Stirling S. made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. Lightning was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for power forward Ashley Litterick (202) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 9 rebounds. The former international forward Rhys Vague (204-96) contributed with 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Stirling S. players scored in double figures. Stirling S.'s coach used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Swingman Corey Shervill (197) answered with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds and American forward James Padgett (203-91, college: Maryland) added 23 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Lightning. Stirling S. maintains fifth place in League with 13-9 record. Loser Lightning keeps the tenth position with 15 games lost. Stirling S. will face Slammers (#6) in Bunbury in the next round. Lightning will play at home against Giants (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Stirling S.: A.Litterick 21+9reb+1ast, R.Vague 19+7reb+1ast, C.Ellis 17+4reb+1ast, J.Coburn 15+4reb+4ast, J.Thwaites 8+1ast, C.Wroe 7+6reb+6ast
Lakeside L.: J.Padgett 23+6reb, C.Shervill 21+11reb+2ast, D.Atkinson 21+3reb+3ast, R.Mackenzie 6+3reb+2ast, D.Morgan 6+1reb, M.Vinci 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 541765


Perth R. - Joondalup Wolves 75-87

Not a big story in a game when 6th ranked Redbacks (12-11) lost to third ranked Wanneroo (17-6) in Northbridge 75-87 on Friday. Wanneroo outrebounded Redbacks 48-36 including 37 on the defensive glass. It was a very good performance for naturalized Greek guard Trian Iliadis (190-89, college: ODU) who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Filipino guard Sebestian Salinas (190-85) contributed with 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Wanneroo players scored in double figures. American power forward Lee Roberts (201-87, college: Findlay, OH) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Marshall Nelson (188-94, college: Wayland Baptist) added 24 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Redbacks. Wanneroo maintains third place in League with 17-6 record having just seventeen point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Redbacks dropped to the seventh position with 11 games lost. Wanneroo will face league's second-placed Buccaneers in Wonthella in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Redbacks will play at home against the league's second-placed Buccaneers (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Joondalup Wolves: T.Iliadis 19+8reb+4ast, S.Salinas 19+8reb+3ast, R.Wright 16+11reb+1ast, B.Ironmonger 14+6reb+3ast, R.Huntington 9+13reb+3ast, S.Easther 5+1reb+2ast
Perth R.: M.Nelson 24+7reb+6ast, L.Roberts 20+13reb+5ast, B.Smith 16+3reb+2ast, I.Gattorna-Hargrave 6+6reb, T.Viskovich 4+3reb, G.Murray 3
gschID: 541763


SEABL
Albury W.B. - NW Tasmania 80-88

Everything went according to plan when third ranked NW Tasmania Thunder (10-9) defeated 5th ranked Bandits (8-11) in Albury 88-80 on Friday. Bandits were trailing by 11 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 28-19 charge of NW Tasmania Thunder, which allowed them to win the game. It was a very good performance for American forward Jeremiah Ingram (201-93, college: N.C.Central) who helped to win the game recording 27 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Daniel Sepokas (190-90, college: Lees-McRae) contributed with 22 points for the winners. Four NW Tasmania Thunder players scored in double figures. Point guard Deba George (183-85) answered with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and American forward TJ Robinson (203-89, college: Long Beach St.) added 26 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Bandits. NW Tasmania Thunder maintains third place in League with 10-9 record behind leader Mackay M. Loser Bandits keep the fifth position with 11 games lost. NW Tasmania Thunder will face league's second-placed Chargers in Hobart in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Bandits will play at home against the league's second-placed Ballarat Miners and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
NW Tasmania: J.Ingram 27+5reb+1ast, D.Sepokas 22+3reb, A.Starks 16+3reb+1ast, C.Pal 10+5reb, J.Chilcott 8+1reb+1ast, B.Richmond 3
Albury W.B.: T.Robinson 26+11reb, D.George 25+7reb+6ast, J.Terrell 13+3reb+2ast, O.Kyei 9+6reb+3ast, S.Dearborn 7+2reb, D.Harding 0
gschID: 541867


Geelong S. - Kilsyth C. 79-62

There was no surprise when 6th ranked Kilsyth Cobras (8-12) lost on the road to fourth ranked Geelong Supercats (12-8) 79-62 on Sunday. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Geelong Supercats's pressure prevailed and they won that period 23-10 extending their advantage to 17 points. Geelong Supercats forced 25 Kilsyth Cobras turnovers. It was a very good performance for American guard Demarcus Gatlin (193, college: Sam Houston St.) who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Power forward MaAlo Hicks (201-89) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guard Tariq Naqqash (185, college: East Central) answered with 19 points and 4 assists and the former international swingman Owen Odigie (196-93) added 12 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Kilsyth Cobras. Geelong Supercats maintains fourth place in League with 12-8 record. Loser Kilsyth Cobras keep the sixth position with 12 games lost. Geelong Supercats will face Tigers (#6) in Melbourne in the next round. Kilsyth Cobras will play at home against Frankston Blues and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Geelong S.: D.Gatlin 17+8reb+8ast, M.Hicks 15+6reb+2ast, N.Herbert 14+5reb+3ast, K.Blicavs 10+1reb, K.Rocci 7+4reb+1ast, J.Medved 7+1ast
Kilsyth C.: T.Naqqash 19+4reb+4ast, O.Odigie 12+8reb+2ast, A.MacMillan 8+3reb+3ast, K.Murphy 8+5reb, C.Patton 4+6reb+5ast, B.O'Wili 4+5reb
gschID: 541870


Kilsyth C. - NW Tasmania 80-84

No shocking result in a game when third ranked NW Tasmania Thunder (10-9) beat on the road 6th ranked Kilsyth Cobras (8-12) 84-80 on Saturday. It was a very good performance for American point guard Ahmad Starks (175-92, college: Illinois) who helped to win the game recording 28 points and 5 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Jeremiah Ingram (201-93, college: N.C.Central) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four NW Tasmania Thunder players scored in double figures. Forward Chris Patton (208-91, college: Cal-Riverside) answered with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds and the former international guard Daniel Dillon (193-86, college: Arizona) added 11 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Kilsyth Cobras. Kilsyth Cobras' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. NW Tasmania Thunder maintains third place in League with 10-9 record behind leader Mackay M. Loser Kilsyth Cobras keep the sixth position with 12 games lost. NW Tasmania Thunder will face league's second-placed Chargers in Hobart in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Kilsyth Cobras will play at home against Frankston Blues (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
NW Tasmania: A.Starks 28+5reb+3ast, J.Ingram 17+5reb+2ast, D.Sepokas 12+5reb+3ast, B.Richmond 10+5reb, B.Simpson 8+8reb, B.Armstrong 5+1reb
Kilsyth C.: C.Patton 24+12reb+1ast, D.Dillon 11+5reb+2ast, K.Murphy 10+5reb, T.Naqqash 8+1reb+1ast, O.Odigie 8+5reb+3ast, A.MacMillan 6+6reb
gschID: 541869


Frankston - Sandringham S. 86-71

There was a minor upset when 5th ranked Sabres (8-10) lost to seventh ranked Frankston Blues (6-13) in Seaford 71-86 on Saturday. Frankston Blues outrebounded Sabres 49-29 including a 38-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for American forward Alex Francis (198-91, college: Bryant, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points and 19 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Nate Buss (206-92, college: N.Iowa) contributed with 27 points for the winners. Five Frankston Blues players scored in double figures. American forward Ethan ODay (206, college: Vermont) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 blocks and guard Alister Macdonald (186-92) added 15 points in the effort for Sabres. Frankston Blues maintains seventh place in League with 6-13 record. Loser Sabres keep the fifth position with ten games lost. Frankston Blues will face higher ranked Bendigo Braves (#4) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sabres will play against Bendigo Braves and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Frankston: N.Buss 27+4reb, T.Dyson 17+9reb+4ast, A.Francis 13+19reb, T.Smith-Milner 11+8reb, B.Lewis 11+5reb+4ast, J.Macaulay 4+1reb+3ast
Sandringham S.: E.O'Day 19+14reb+4ast, A.Macdonald 15+1reb+2ast, I.Hadziomerovic 12+1ast, J.Evans 8+8reb+1ast, J.Batish 8+2reb+2ast, S.Uzelac 5
gschID: 546594


Melbourne T. - Hobart C. 84-81

A very interesting game took place in Melbourne. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of much higher ranked Chargers (11-7) to sixth ranked Tigers (5-12) 84-81 on Saturday evening. Strangely Chargers outrebounded Tigers 34-21 including 21 on the defensive glass. The former international guard Nate Tomlinson (192-89, college: Colorado) fired 16 points and 6 assists for the winners. American forward Ari Stewart (200-90, college: USC) chipped in 19 points. American swingman Robert Heyer (190, college: Boise St.) produced 26 points and 7 rebounds and naturalized South Sudanese swingman Mathiang Muo (196-87, college: Charleston So.) added 22 points respectively for lost side. Tigers maintains sixth place in League with 5-12 record. Chargers at the other side keep the second position with seven games lost. Tigers' next round opponent will be higher ranked Geelong Supercats (#4) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Chargers will play against NW Tasmania Thunder in Ulverstone and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Melbourne T.: A.Stewart 19+4reb+1ast, N.Tomlinson 16+4reb+6ast, D.Corletto 13+6ast, S.Sykes 6+2reb+1ast, R.Oirbans 4+8reb+2ast, L.Smith 3+3reb
Hobart C.: R.Heyer 26+7reb, M.Muo 22+4reb+2ast, T.Masunda 18+3reb+4ast, C.Whitehead 4+5reb+3ast, M.Young 4+5reb, L.Thomas 4+6reb+3ast
gschID: 546593


Canberra G. - Bendigo B. 111-107

There was a small surprise when seventh ranked Canberra Gunners (3-15) won against 4th placed Bendigo Braves (9-10) in Belconnen 111-107 on Saturday. Canberra Gunners outrebounded Bendigo Braves 46-31 including a 36-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a very good performance for center Ben Allen (211-86, college: St.Mary's, CA) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 28 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists. Glenn Morison contributed with 20 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Five Canberra Gunners players scored in double figures. American guard Dyami Starks (188-92, college: Bryant) answered with 49 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import power forward CJ Aiken (206-90, college: St.Joseph's) added 25 points in the effort for Bendigo Braves. Canberra Gunners maintains seventh place in League with 3-15 record. Loser Bendigo Braves keep the fourth position with ten games lost. Canberra Gunners will face league's leader Mount Gambier Pioneers in Mt Gambier in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Bendigo Braves will play at home against Sabres and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Canberra G.: B.Allen 28+15reb+7ast, G.Morison 20+9reb+1ast, D.Joyce 17+4reb+1ast, B.Doran 17+7reb+2ast, M.Brown 11+2reb+3ast, B.Kearins 6+2reb+2ast
Bendigo B.: D.Starks 49+7reb+4ast, C.Aiken 25+2reb+2ast, A.Doyle 12+3reb+5ast, D.Hansen 8+1reb, M.Andronicos 7+10reb+3ast, J.Cowling 4
gschID: 541868


Mt Gambier - Nunawading S. 92-81

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Spectres (14-5) in Mt Gambier. Visitors were defeated by Mount Gambier Pioneers (15-2) 92-81. The game was mostly controlled by Mount Gambier Pioneers. Spectres was better in third quarter 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Mount Gambier Pioneers players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. It was a great evening for the former international swingman Brad Hill (196-86) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists. American forward Daniel Alexander (206-91, college: Grand Canyon, agency: Haylett Sports) helped adding 18 points and 7 rebounds. At the losing side power forward Simon Conn (206-83, college: Gardner-Webb) responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds and American center Dain Swetalla (206-86, college: Augustana, IL) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Mount Gambier Pioneers maintains first place in League with 15-2 record which they share with defeated Spectres. Spectres at the other side still keep top position with five games lost. Mount Gambier Pioneers will play against BA CoE (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Spectres will play against Dandenong Rangers (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mt Gambier: B.Hill 24+13reb+7ast, D.Alexander 18+7reb+2ast, L.Jamieson 14+8reb+2ast, T.Daly 13+1reb+9ast, E.Burdon 9+3ast, J.Madgen 7+2reb+1ast
Nunawading S.: T.Wright 19+4reb+2ast, S.Conn 16+8reb+3ast, A.Steel 14+3reb, D.Swetalla 14+10reb+3ast, S.McDonald 6+3reb+11ast, M.O'Hea 5+2reb
gschID: 541866


Ballarat M. - Geelong S. 107-84

Not a big story in a game when 4th placed Geelong Supercats (12-8) were outscored by second ranked Ballarat Miners (12-6) in Wendouree 107-84 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Ballarat Miners. Geelong Supercats was better in third quarter 28-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ballarat Miners looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. It was a very good performance for guard Peter Hooley (193-92, college: Albany) who helped to win the game recording 36 points (!!!) and 8 assists. Forward Craig Moller (206-94, agency: MKP Management) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. The former international swingman Nathan Herbert (192-84) answered with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and American guard Demarcus Gatlin (193, college: Sam Houston St.) added 19 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals in the effort for Geelong Supercats. Five Ballarat Miners and four Geelong Supercats players scored in double figures. Geelong Supercats' coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Ballarat Miners maintains second place in League with 12-6 record having just seven point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Geelong Supercats keep the fourth position with eight games lost. Ballarat Miners will face Dandenong Rangers (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Geelong Supercats will play against Tigers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ballarat M.: P.Hooley 36+3reb+8ast, C.Moller 19+11reb+4ast, S.Short 13+4reb+4ast, L.Henry 12+12reb+4ast, M.King-Davis 11+6reb+3ast, A.Constable 8+1reb+1ast
Geelong S.: D.Gatlin 19+6reb+4ast, N.Herbert 18+7reb+5ast, M.Hicks 12+7reb+1ast, J.Medved 11+2ast, E.Gaff 9+3reb+2ast, L.McInerney 7+2reb
gschID: 546592


Dandenong R. - Hobart C. 74-67

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both third ranked Dandenong Rangers and their biggest opponent Chargers had identical 11-6 record. This time Dandenong Rangers used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Hobart 74-67 on Friday night. Chargers were trailing by 6 points at halftime but managed to get 7-point lead after three quarters before a 22-8 charge of Dandenong Rangers, which allowed them to win the game. It was a very good performance for American swingman Chauncey Orr (193-93, college: Hawaii Pacific) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 8 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Garrett Jackson (201-91, college: St.Mary's, CA) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Dandenong Rangers' coach used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward Tom Garlepp (203-86, college: UCSB) answered with 17 points and 8 rebounds and American swingman Robert Heyer (190, college: Boise St.) added 16 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Chargers. Four Chargers players scored in double figures. Dandenong Rangers maintains third place in League with 12-6 record having just seven point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Chargers keep the second position with seven games lost. Dandenong Rangers will face league's second-placed Ballarat Miners in Wendouree in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Chargers will play on the road against NW Tasmania Thunder in Ulverstone and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Dandenong R.: C.Orr 16+8reb+2ast, J.Oswald 16+3reb+3ast, G.Jackson 13+10reb+2ast, L.Gibcus 10, L.Barker 8+8reb+8ast, T.Lang 8+4reb
Hobart C.: M.Muo 18+6reb+1ast, T.Garlepp 17+8reb+1ast, R.Heyer 16+8reb+1ast, C.Whitehead 10+6reb+2ast, T.Masunda 3+2reb+3ast, L.Thomas 2+9reb+1ast
gschID: 546591


Waratah
Maitland M. - Illawarra H. 99-82

There was no surprise when 9th ranked Hawks (5-12) lost on the road to sixth ranked Maitland Mustangs (10-7) 99-82 on Saturday. Maitland Mustangs dominated down low during the game scoring 74 of its points in the paint compared to Hawks' 54. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a very good performance for American forward Tyler Monroe (201, college: Azusa Pacific) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 37 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds. Terrell Turner contributed with 22 points and 4 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. Maitland Mustangs' coach used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Bailey OBrien answered with 19 points and Patrick Lancaster added 18 points in the effort for Hawks. Four Hawks players scored in double figures. Maitland Mustangs moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Hawks keep the ninth position with 12 games lost. Maitland Mustangs will face Newcastle Hunters (#11) in Broadmeadow in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Hawks will play at home against the league's leader Sydney City Comets and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Maitland M.: T.Monroe 37+16reb+2ast, T.Turner 22+3reb+4ast, J.Edwards 13+3reb+6ast, J.Clifford 8+1reb+3ast, D.Millburn 8+3reb, P.Danet 4+1reb
Illawarra H.: B.O'Brien 19+3reb+3ast, P.Lancaster 18+4reb+2ast, S.Hunter 15+8reb, J.Sorenson 12+6reb+1ast, S.Mullan 7+2reb+2ast, S.Quinn 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 539512


Sydney Comets - Bankstown B. 97-92

The game between closely ranked teams ended with first ranked Sydney City Comets' (14-1) home victory over their biggest opponent Bankstown Bruins (12-5) in Alexandria 97-92 on Saturday. It was a very good performance for American forward Luke Overs (198, college: Nicholls St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Naturalized American guard Indiana Faithfull (193-91, college: W.Liberty St.) contributed with 20 points for the winners. The former international guard Steven Markovic (190-85) answered with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists and Svetomir Gavrilovic added 24 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Bankstown Bruins. Sydney City Comets maintains first place in League with 14-1 record. Loser Bankstown Bruins keep the second position with five games lost. Sydney City Comets will face Hawks (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Bankstown Bruins will play against Sutherland Sharks (#10) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Sydney Comets: I.Faithfull 20+4reb+2ast, L.Overs 17+13reb+5ast, L.Brandt 15+8reb+2ast, W.McPhee 11+1reb+3ast, S.Hyman 11+3reb+1ast, C.Jurlina 9+6reb+2ast
Bankstown B.: S.Gavrilovic 24+11reb+2ast, S.Markovic 23+7reb+10ast, N.Pozoglou 15+14reb+2ast, P.Cvjeticanin 9+8reb, M.Franco 8+5reb, R.Morgan 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 539511


Hornsby S. - Hills H. 83-80

Important game to mention about took place in Hornsby. Fourth ranked Spiders (11-7) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 7th ranked Hills Hornets (8-9) 83-80 on Saturday evening. Spiders forced 23 Hills Hornets turnovers. Strangely Hills Hornets outrebounded Spiders 57-31 including a 20-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for Daniel Moser who helped to win the game recording 37 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds. Joshua Chapman contributed with 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized Croatian power forward Goran Veg (205) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 16 rebounds and 6 assists and naturalized Greek swingman Emils Duselis (192) added 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Hills Hornets. Four Hills Hornets players scored in double figures. Spiders maintains fourth place in League with 11-7 record. Loser Hills Hornets dropped to the eighth position with nine games lost. Spiders will have a break next round. Hills Hornets will play against Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (#6) in Narrabeen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hornsby S.: D.Moser 37+8reb+2ast, J.Chapman 17+8reb+1ast, N.Cleur 14+1reb+3ast, P.Emery 9+6reb+2ast, D.Emery 4+2reb+2ast, K.Brefo 2+2reb
Hills H.: G.Veg 19+16reb+6ast, E.Duselis 15+5reb+5ast, S.McCorkindale 12+8reb+1ast, J.Strong 11+4reb+2ast, M.Claus 10+6reb+4ast, M.Brown 6+10reb+2ast
gschID: 539510


Norths Bears - Manly Warr. 82-64

Rather expected game when 5th ranked Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (9-8) lost to third ranked Norths Soul Sports Bears (11-6) in Crows Nest 64-82 on Saturday. Norths Soul Sports Bears looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Quite impressive performance for forward Dan Trist (206-92, college: Lafayette) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Linden Smith-Hyde (188, college: Nicholls St.) contributed with 10 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Four Norths Soul Sports Bears players scored in double figures. Abe Bulgin answered with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and Cooper Wilks added 8 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Manly Warringah Sea Eagles. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Norths Soul Sports Bears maintains third place in League with 11-6 record having just five point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Manly Warringah Sea Eagles dropped to the sixth position with eight games lost. Norths Soul Sports Bears will face league's leader Sydney City Comets in Alexandria in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will play at home against Hills Hornets (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Norths Bears: D.Trist 18+15reb+4ast, J.Maccann 11+5reb+4ast, T.Giles 11+3reb+1ast, D.Young 10+5reb+1ast, L.Smith-Hyde 10+5reb+6ast, M.Golding 10+6reb+2ast
Manly Warr.: A.Bulgin 15+10reb+3ast, L.Cooper 12+3reb+2ast, S.Bresnik 8+3reb+2ast, S.Blaszczynski 8+4reb+4ast, C.Wilks 8+8reb+1ast, K.Painter 6+6reb+2ast
gschID: 539509


Cent.Coast C. - Illawarra H. 78-76

The game between closely ranked teams ended with eighth ranked Crusaders' (8-8) home victory over 9th ranked Hawks (5-12) in Terrigal 78-76 on Sunday. They outrebounded Hawks 54-39 including 19 on the offensive glass. Quite impressive performance for forward James Trustum (192) who helped to win the game recording 21 points. Forward Callum Jenkins contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Four Crusaders players scored in double figures. Crusaders' coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Guard Alexander Beagley answered with 23 points and 6 rebounds and Jarrod Sorenson added 15 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Hawks. Crusaders moved-up to seventh place in League. Loser Hawks keep the ninth position with 12 games lost. Crusaders will have a break next round. Hawks will play at home against the league's leader Sydney City Comets (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Cent.Coast C.: J.Trustum 21+4reb+3ast, T.McGann 12+5reb+2ast, T.Hudson 10+2reb+1ast, W.Bates 10+3reb, C.Jenkins 10+14reb+2ast, M.Bateup 6+5reb+1ast
Illawarra H.: A.Beagley 23+6reb+3ast, J.Sorenson 15+11reb+1ast, P.Lancaster 11+5reb+1ast, B.O'Brien 9+3reb+5ast, S.Mullan 9+7reb+2ast, S.Hunter 5+6reb+1ast
gschID: 539513


Sutherland S. - Newcastle H. 74-59

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 10th ranked Newcastle Hunters (2-15) lost on the road to eleventh ranked Sutherland Sharks (2-14) 74-59 on Saturday. Sutherland Sharks dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Newcastle Hunters' 30. They outrebounded Newcastle Hunters 44-32 including 31 on the defensive glass. Quite impressive performance for swingman Jake Wilson (193-88) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. American swingman Josh Biber (196-91, college: Brown) contributed with 13 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Biber is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Four Sutherland Sharks players scored in double figures. American swingman Dane Suttle (198-89, college: Pepperdine) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds and Joel Rauch added 15 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Newcastle Hunters. Sutherland Sharks moved-up to tenth place in League. Loser Newcastle Hunters dropped to the eleventh position with 15 games lost. Sutherland Sharks will face league's second-placed Bankstown Bruins in Condell Park in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Newcastle Hunters will play on the road against Maitland Mustangs (#5) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Sutherland S.: J.Wilson 24+14reb+4ast, I.Turner 15+5reb+1ast, J.Biber 13+8reb+1ast, P.Williamson 11+4reb+3ast, J.Wallis 6+8reb+5ast, B.Musulin 3+4reb+1ast
Newcastle H.: D.Suttle 16+10reb+2ast, J.Rauch 15+5reb+2ast, M.Wilson 8+1reb, J.Foy 7+3reb+3ast, B.Hawkesley 4+11reb+1ast, T.Fraisse 3+1reb
gschID: 539508





St Chamond lands Tanner McGrew - by Eurobasket News

Saint Chamond Basket Valle du Gier (ProB) tabbed 24-year old American forward Tanner McGrew (203-113kg-93, college: West Virginia Wesleyan, agency: Duran International). He plays in the summer at South West Metro Pirates in Australian QBL. In 12 games he averaged impressive 22.2ppg, 12.2rpg and 3.4apg. The last season McGrew played at SISU Copenhagen in Danish Ligaen where in 37 games he had very remarkable stats: 16.6ppg, 10.5rpg, 3.4apg and 1.2spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Danish Ligaen Forward of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team. He was a member of USA Senior National Team two years ago.
McGrew graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Saint Chamond Basket Valle du Gier roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jonathan Hoyaux
Matthieu Guichard
Juwan Staten
Erwan Ruiz
Matteo Legat

Forwards:
Jean-Stephane Rinna
Guy_Landry Edi
Tanner McGrew
Baba Samake

Center:
Grismay Paumier

Coach: Alain Thinet

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  AUSTRIA  


Arruti re-signs at Lions - by Eurobasket News

Raiffeisen Dornbirn Lions (2.Bundesliga) confirmed in their roster 27-year old Spaniard guard Ander Arruti (190-90). He played there last season. A very impressive year as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Austrian 2.Bundesliga Guard of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team.
The previous (15-16) season Arruti played at Zornotza in Spanish LEB Silver where in 26 games he had 9.2ppg, 1.2rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3spg.
Arruti's team made it to the LEB Silver Play-Off Semifinals in 2012.
He represented Spain at the European Championships U18 in Amaliada Pyrgos (Greece) nine years ago.
Arruti has played previously for four other Spanish teams: Zaragoza, Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia, Olivar and Araberri.

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Rattey re-signs at BBU Salzburg - by Eurobasket News

BBU Salzburg (2.Bundesliga) confirmed in their roster 25-year old center Lorenz Rattey (207-92). He has played there for the last five seasons.
Rattey represented Austria at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) five years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 2.8ppg, 2.4rpg.
Rattey has played previously for Kapfenberg Bulls.

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  BARBADOS  


Lakers and Pinelands reach Finals - by Eurobasket News

Lakers and Pinelands advanced into BABA Finals.
Lakers rallied past Sonics 78-68 in the decisive third game of the series. Chiamaka Browne (193-F) posted 20 points and 12 assists to lead the winners. Lakers grabbed a 40:25 halftime lead. Sonics narrowed the gap in the second half but could not avoid the defeat. Keefe Birkett (183-G-88) chipped in 17 points for the winners. Akeem Marsh (206-F/C-87) responded with 23 points and 8 boards for Sonics.
Pinelands outscored Cavaliers 92-90 to ensure the championship series birth. Pinelands used a strong 29:12 run in the second term to gain a 44:25 halftime advantage. Cavaliers unleashed 41 points in the fourth stanza but could not avoid the loss. Jeremy Gill (183-G-81) tossed in 21 points, while Ian Alexander (198-F, college: John Brown) provided 20 points in the win. Darren Hunte (G/F) replied with 23 points and 9 caroms for Cavaliers.



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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


Umana Venezia tabs Paul Biligha - by Eurobasket News

Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) inked 27-year old naturalized Cameroonian power forward Paul Biligha (200-106kg-90, agency: Players Group) from Vanoli Cremona. In 30 Serie A games he averaged 10.9ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1bpg last season. He helped them to make it to the Supercup semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Most Improved Player of the Year.
Biligha's team made it to the Italian Cup Final Four in 2016.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.9ppg, 5.4rpg, Blocks-4 (1.1bpg), FGP: 55.6%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 70.0%.
Biligha has played previously for five other teams: Pavia Basket, Firenze Enic, Scandone Avellino, Piacenza and FCM Ferentino.
His game is described as: Has long arms and great athletic skills, works hard in the paint even being undersized for the job. Has great team mentality and attitude, and improved every season he played.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Coach Stelmahers is back at Ventspils - by Eurobasket News

BK Ventspils (LBL) signed 43-year old Latvian coach Roberts Stelmahers. It is actually his comeback to Ventspils as he used to coach here before. Stelmahers coached last season at Energa Czarni in Polish PLK league. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Stelmahers coached at Valmiera/ORDO. He contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) (also twice). A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League Coach of the Year.
Stelmahers was coaching Latvian Senior National Team between 2010 and 2015 and coached also U20 National Team in 2012.
He is quite experienced. Stelmahers has coached also professionally in Italy, Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Russia, Slovenia and Turkey.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELGIUM  


Liege signs Jakob Cebasek, ex Hopsi Polzela - by Eurobasket News

betFIRST Liege Basket (Euromillions League) signed 26-year old Slovenian international swingman Jakob Cebasek (200-91). He played last season at Hopsi Polzela in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 32 games he had 14.2ppg, 8.6rpg (leader !!!), 2.2apg and 1.5spg. Cebasek helped them to make it to the Slovenian Cup Semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Zlatorog (Telemach League) in Slovenia. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Cebasek was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 33 Telemach League games he recorded 5.2ppg and 3.4rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Cebasek also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 6.8ppg and 2.8rpg. He also played 7 games in Alpe-Adria-Cup where he got 6.1ppg and 3.1rpg. Cebasek contributed to his team making it to the cup final.
He won Slovenian 1B championship title in 2009.
Cebasek has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. He played for Slovenian senior team this year and previously for U18 National Team back in 2009.
Cebasek represented Slovenia at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 6.0ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 30.8%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 80.0%.
Cebasek has played also professionally for other Slovenian teams like Maribor, Elektra and Parklji.

betFIRST Liege Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Milos Bojovic
Jakob Cebasek
Terry Deroover
Tyler Larson

Forwards:
Louis Hazard
Darnell Harris

Coach: Laurent Constantiello

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Taylor re-signs at Aalstar - by Eurobasket News

Crelan Okapi Aalstar (Euromillions League) confirmed in their roster 30-year old American guard Vernon Taylor (192-87, college: Troy). He played there last season. In 23 Euromillions League games he recorded 10.0ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.5apg.
The previous (15-16) season Taylor played at Kangoeroes (Scooore League) where in 22 games he averaged impressive 16.9ppg, 3.7rpg and 2.5apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Finnish 1st Division Division A Regular Season in 2013. Taylor was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Finnish 1st Division Guard of the Year back in 2013.
His career allowed him to visit three different continents. Taylor tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Bulgaria (Rilski), Lebanon (Sagesse) and Finland (Kouvot, Porvoon_Tarmo and Saynatsalon Riento).
Taylor attended Troy University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

Crelan Okapi Aalstar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Wesley Channels
Vernon Taylor
Sam Hemeleers

Forwards:
Bill Amis
Olivier Troisfontaines

Coach: Jean-Marc Jaumin

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La Salle Tarija tabs Hector Martirena, ex Chivilcoy Racing - by Francisco Vega

Entretanto Meta La Salle Tarija (Libobasquet) inked experienced 35-year old Argentinian power forward Hector Martirena (198-82). He played most recently at Chivilcoy Racing in Argentinian TFB league. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
Martirena was selected to Peruvian All-Star Game in 2015.
He has played previously professionally in Argentina (Ferrocarril, Estudiantes Olavarria, Alianza Viedma, Banda Norte and San Lorenzo) and Peru (Ejercito).
Martirena is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at La Salle Tarija.

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Penarol adds Batista to their roster - by Francisco Vega

Penarol Quillacollo (Libobasquet) added to their roster 31-year old Cuban center Leonel Batista (209-86, agency: Paris Global Sports). He played this summer at Brujos de Guayama in Puerto Rican BSN league. But in 6 games he recorded just 0.3ppg and 1.2rpg. Batista also played that season for Santeros (also in BSN) where in three games he did not score anything and had only 2 rebounds and 1 block.
He played in the final of Cuban LSB in 2012.
Batista represented Cuba at the Centrobasket in Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep.) seven years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 6 games: 2.3ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.2bpg.
Batista has played also professionally in Cuba (Camaguey and Tigres) and El Salvador (Isidro Metapan).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A tall player, with long arms, but very skinny. Has good leaping ability and timing, and shoots well even from mid-range, but needs to add muscles and weight.

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La Salle Cochabamba signs Alvin Nance - by Francisco Vega

La Salle-UPB Cochabamba (Libobasquet) signed American forward Alvin Nance (196, college: Philander Smith). He played last season at Delta Storm (EBL) in the U.S. Nance helped them to win the league title (twice).
He has played previously professionally in Mexico (Liebres) and Bolivia (La Salle Tarija, Amistad and Calero).
Nance graduated from Philander Smith College in 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

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CAN Oruro tabs Sebastian Picton, ex Hindu - by Francisco Vega

CAN Oruro (Libobasquet) inked 25-year old Argentinian forward Sebastian Picton (196-92). He played most recently at Hindu in Argentinian TNA league. In 47 games he averaged 7.7ppg and 3.6rpg last season. Picton helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements he won Argentinian TNA championship title in 2014. Picton received also Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA Honorable Mention award in 2016.
He has played also professionally for other Argentinian teams like Ciclista, Olimpico de La Banda and Villa Angela.

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AND1 La Paz lands Anthony Calhoun, ex Ausoles - by Francisco Vega

AND1 La Paz (Libobasquet) tabbed 28-year old American power forward Anthony Calhoun (207-102kg-89, college: Western State Colorado). He played in the summer at Ausoles in Salvadorean Liga Superior. In 6 games he averaged impressive 23.2ppg, 22.5rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg and 2.7bpg. Calhoun also played that season for Cojute (Liga MB) in Salvadorean league where in four games he had 12.0ppg, 9.8rpg, 2.5apg and 1.0spg.
He has played also professionally in ABA (West Michigan Lake Hawks) and PBL (Grand Rapids C.).
Calhoun attended Western State Colorado until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

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Libobasquet Round 10: Univ. San Simon is defeated by Penarol - by Eurobasket News

The most important game in the last round took place in Cochabamba between third ranked Univ. San Simon (5-4) and sixth ranked Penarol (4-6) on Friday night. Univ. San Simon was defeated by Penarol in a tough game at home 67-73. Penarol moved-up to fifth place. Defending champion Univ. San Simon keeps the third position with four games lost.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Oruro. Third ranked host Carl A-Z (5-5) smashed one of their biggest challengers La Salle Cochabamba (3-7) 109-84. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of La Salle Cochabamba. Carl A-Z maintains third position with 5-5 record having just two points less than leader Calero. La Salle Cochabamba at the other side keeps the fourth place with seven games lost. They share the position with UAGRM.
Libobasquet top team - Pichincha (7-3) managed to deliver another win on Friday. This time they beat sixth ranked AND1 La Paz (2-8) 102-90. Pichincha maintains first position with 7-3 record, which they share with La Salle Tarija. Loser AND1 La Paz keeps the sixth place with eight games lost.

In the last game of round 10 UAGRM lost to La Salle Tarija on the opponent's court 69-74.

La Salle Tarija - UAGRM 74-69

Rather expected game when 5th ranked UAGRM (3-7) was defeated on the road by second ranked La Salle Tarija (7-3) 74-69 on Friday. La Salle Tarija keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Pichincha. UAGRM lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth place with seven games lost. They share the position with La Salle Cochabamba.
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Carl A-Z - La Salle Cochabamba 109-84

The game between Top Four teams took place in Oruro. Third ranked host Carl A-Z (5-5) smashed one of their biggest challengers La Salle Cochabamba (3-7) 109-84. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of La Salle Cochabamba. Carl A-Z maintains third position with 5-5 record having just two points less than leader Calero. La Salle Cochabamba at the other side keeps the fourth place with seven games lost. They share the position with UAGRM.
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AND1 La Paz - Pichincha 90-102

Libobasquet top team - Pichincha (7-3) managed to deliver another win on Friday. This time they beat sixth ranked AND1 La Paz (2-8) 102-90. Pichincha maintains first position with 7-3 record, which they share with La Salle Tarija. Loser AND1 La Paz keeps the sixth place with eight games lost.
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Univ. San Simon - Penarol 67-73

The most important game in the last round took place in Cochabamba between third ranked Univ. San Simon (5-4) and sixth ranked Penarol (4-6) on Friday night. Univ. San Simon was defeated by Penarol in a tough game at home 67-73. Penarol moved-up to fifth place. Defending champion Univ. San Simon keeps the third position with four games lost.
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Cornell Holmes is a newcomer at Univ. San Simon - by Francisco Vega

Defending champion Club Universidad San Simon (Libobasquet) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old American swingman Cornell Holmes (193-87, college: Brunswick CC). He has played for the last five years at Fayetteville Flight (ABA) in the U.S.
The previous (15-16) season Holmes played also at Flight in U.S. semi-pro league ABA.
He is a very experienced player.
Holmes graduated from Brunswick Community College in 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: 3pt threat slasher great rebounder for my size. Good defender 1-on-1. Fundamentally sound defensively off ball help positioning. understanding of basic rotations, help the helper principles. Can stay between ball and man, Gets deflections. Can make open shots. can finish with contact at the rim.can attack the rim in 1-on-1 situations and create advantage. All round player. Eventually I can improve on my ball handling.

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Vitoria lands Matthew Shaw, ex GECR Indalo - by Paulo Freire

Universo/Vitoria Salvador (NBB) tabbed 29-year old American power forward Matthew Shaw (203-111kg-88, college: UNLV). He played most recently at GECR Indalo in Argentinian LigaA. In 55 games he averaged 11.4ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.1apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Shaw played at Khimik in Ukrainian SL Favorit Sport where in 40 games he had 10.8ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.0apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Shaw also played 17 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 12.3ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.0apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Among other achievements Shaw received Latinbasket.com All-Liga Sudamericana Honorable Mention award in 2016.
He is a very experienced player. Shaw has played also professionally in Estonia (TLU/Kalev), Hungary (Kormend), Italy (Chieti and CZG Veroli), Switzerland (Fribourg) and ABA (SoCal Swish).
He attended University of Nevada - Las Vegas until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Shaw's outlook: A big bodied, skilled power forward, he shoots the ball well and has a nice jump hook, but is limited athletically. Has a great rebound grabbing ability.

Universo/Vitoria Salvador roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andre Bresolin
Nick Okorie
Kenny Dawkins

Forwards:
Arthur Silva
Edu de_Oliveira
Matthew Shaw
Renato Scholz

Centers:
Murilo Becker
Douglas Kurtz

Coach: Regis Marrelli

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  BULGARIA  


Bulgaria beat Netherlands twice in Botevgrad - by Eurobasket News

Bulgaria beat Netherlands twice in Botevgrad in a friendly campaign. In game 1 Bulgaria celebrated an 80-71 win as Aleksander Vezenkov (206-PF-95) stepped up with 29 points to lead the pace. Roeland Schaftenaar (211-F/C-88, college: Oregon St.) scored 16 points in a loss and Worthy de Jong (194-SG-88) added 15.
Tonight Bulgaria celebrated a 91-78 victory. Aleksander Vezenkov top-scored for the winners with 25 points and 10 rebounds, while Pavel Marinov (199-SF-88) delivered 13. Yannick Franke (194-G-96) answered with 21 points in a loss and Thomas van der Mars (208-C-90, college: Portland) ended up with 17.



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Umana Venezia tabs Paul Biligha - by Eurobasket News

Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) inked 27-year old naturalized Cameroonian power forward Paul Biligha (200-106kg-90, agency: Players Group) from Vanoli Cremona. In 30 Serie A games he averaged 10.9ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1bpg last season. He helped them to make it to the Supercup semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Most Improved Player of the Year.
Biligha's team made it to the Italian Cup Final Four in 2016.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.9ppg, 5.4rpg, Blocks-4 (1.1bpg), FGP: 55.6%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 70.0%.
Biligha has played previously for five other teams: Pavia Basket, Firenze Enic, Scandone Avellino, Piacenza and FCM Ferentino.
His game is described as: Has long arms and great athletic skills, works hard in the paint even being undersized for the job. Has great team mentality and attitude, and improved every season he played.

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Anzuluni re-signs at BC Lulea - by Eurobasket News

BC Lulea (Basketligan) confirmed in their roster 30-year old Canadian forward Yannick Anzuluni (205-101kg-87, college: Houghton). He was a team leader there last season. In 44 Basketligan games he had very impressive stats: 16.1ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.4apg and 2.0spg. Anzuluni helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan Forward of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team. He also played that season for Phoenix Hagen in German BBL where in two games he recorded 3.5ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.0spg.
Anzuluni is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Finland (Tampereen Pyrinto and Pyrinto Tampere II), Germany (Rostock and BBC Magdeburg), Sweden (Umea), Canada (Kebs de Laval and Moncton Miracles) and IBA (Schenectady L.).
Anzuluni attended Houghton College until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.
He could be described: Anzuluni is an explosive player with great leaping ability
Strengths: Plays above the rim 7'0' wingspan combined with high vertical leap allows him to challenge for any rebound. Versatile - can play positions 1-4. Can get to the basket off the dribble. Threat on offensive and defensive end. Slasher with good mid-range game. Great court vision. Can guard bigger and smaller players. Good anticipation blocking shots on weak side. Has a nose for the ball High motor.
"Yannick possesses a unique combination of skills that will make him an excellent pro prospect. He can shoot it from the perimeter, has developed a consistent pull up jumpshot, and can finish at the rim. He is long, athletic, and explosive. In 2008-09, he led or was second in the conference in five categories, including scoring, rebounding, steals, and blocked shots. He also led the league in double-doubles. As a result, he was named as Second Team All-American." - Brad Zarges, Head Coach Houghton College
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BC Lulea roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Brandon Rozzell
Quinton Upshur

Forwards:
Yannick Anzuluni
Anton Kobylak-Berglund

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Nova Ves tab Ryan Bennett, ex Brock - by Michal Duchovic

BK 04 AC LB Spisska Nova Ves (SBL) inked Canadian guard Ryan Bennett (193-88kg). He just graduated from Brock. In 21 games he averaged 7.9ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.3apg last season. Bennett helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
He previously for another Canadian team Voyageurs.

BK 04 AC LB Spisska Nova Ves roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Daniel Lenart
Michael L'Africain
Lukas Krajnak
Ryan Bennett

Forwards:
Viktor Juricek
Adam Antoni

Center:
Djordje Ninkovic

Coach: Erich Korfanta



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  CHILE  


Paulo Andrade claims Chilean Libcentro Pro weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Paulo Andrade (174-G-93) had an amazing evening in the last round for Arturo Prat and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Libcentro Pro Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 24-year old guard had the game-high 23 points adding seven rebounds and two assists for Arturo Prat in his team's victory, helping them to beat Aleman (#6, 4-6) 72-66. Arturo Prat maintains the 4th position in Chilean Libcentro Pro. Arturo Prat 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 6-5 record. Andrade has many years of experience at Arturo Prat, through which he has constantly improved. Andrade has impressive league stats. He is league's best scorer averaging so far 19.7ppg. Andrade is in league's top in and averages solid 2.9spg and 40.4% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was -year old center Sergio Chialva (C) of second-ranked Liceo Curico. Chialva impressed basketball fans with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Of course he led Liceo Curico to another comfortable win 81-62 over the lower-ranked Stadio Italiano (#7, 3-7) being unquestionably team leader. Liceo Curico's second position in the standings has not changed. His team lost just two games this season, while they won 8 matches. Chialva is one of the most experienced players at Liceo Curico and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was Emiliano Marquez (96) of Brisas (#5). Marquez showcased his all-around game by recording 19 points, seven rebounds and four assists in the last round. Despite Marquez's great performance Brisas lost 64-74 to the lower-ranked Sergio Ceppi (#8, 1-10). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Brisas ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 6 games, recording just four victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Marquez could help Brisas to bring them higher in the standings. Marquez has a very solid season. In 3 games in Chile he scored 16.3ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Francoise Diaz (87) of Sportiva Italiana - 23 points and 2 rebounds
5. Angelo Olivares (185-G-82) of Sergio Ceppi - 25 points and 11 rebounds
6. Mauricio Rebolledo (94) of Liceo Curico - 12 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Marcelo Perez (193-G-99) of Liceo Curico - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Diego Valenzuela (185-G/F-94) of Puente Alto - 15 points and 5 rebounds
9. Lorenzo Cifuentes) of Puente Alto - 6 points and 14 rebounds
10. Piero Simonetti (93) of Stadio Italiano - 11 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists

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



Libcentro Pro Round 11: Sergio Ceppi beats Brisas in a derby game - by Eurobasket News

Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Santiago: Sergio Ceppi (#8) and Brisas (#5). Sergio Ceppi (1-10) won against visiting Brisas (4-6) 74-64. Sergio Ceppi had a 36-24 advantage in offensive rebounds. 24 personal fouls committed by Brisas helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was guard Angelo Olivares (185-82) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds. Felipe Latorre (-93) chipped in 22 points. Emiliano Marquez (-96) produced 19 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 7 steals for the guests. Brisas' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Sergio Ceppi maintains eighth place with 1-10 record. Brisas at the other side keep the fifth position with six games lost. They share it with Aleman. Sergio Ceppi are looking forward to face league's second-placed Liceo Curico at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Brisas will play against the league's leader Sportiva Italiana and will have a slim chance for a victory.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Valparaiso. First ranked Sportiva Italiana faced 3rd placed Puente Alto. Host Sportiva Italiana (9-2) defeated guests from Puente Alto (7-4) 85-72. Francoise Diaz (-87) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points. Camilo Bustamante contributed with 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Francisco Pena (187-89) answered with 13 points, 7 assists and 4 steals for Puente Alto. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Sportiva Italiana maintains first place with 9-2 record. Puente Alto at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. Sportiva Italiana will play against Brisas (#5) in Santiago in the next round. Puente Alto will play at home against Arturo Prat and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Curico. Local Liceo Curico (8-2) outscored 7th ranked Stadio Italiano (3-7) 81-62 on Saturday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Sergio Chialva who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Piero Simonetti responded with 11 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Liceo Curico have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place with 8-2 record behind leader Sportiva Italiana. Loser Stadio Italiano keeps the seventh position with seven games lost. Liceo Curico will meet bottom-ranked Sergio Ceppi (#8) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Stadio Italiano will play against Aleman and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 11 Aleman was defeated by Arturo Prat in San Felipe 72-66.

Liceo Curico - Stadio Italiano 81-62

The game with biggest result difference took place in Curico. Local Liceo Curico (8-2) outscored 7th ranked Stadio Italiano (3-7) 81-62 on Saturday night. They outrebounded Stadio Italiano 41-28 including 28 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a quality performance of center Sergio Chialva who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Guard Marcelo Perez (193-99) helped adding 16 points and 8 rebounds. Piero Simonetti (-93) responded with 11 points and 8 rebounds and Sebastian Alvarez (-91) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Liceo Curico have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place with 8-2 record behind leader Sportiva Italiana. Loser Stadio Italiano keeps the seventh position with seven games lost. Liceo Curico will meet bottom-ranked Sergio Ceppi (#8) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Stadio Italiano will play against Aleman and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Liceo Curico: M.Zerene 19+5reb+1ast, S.Chialva 17+9reb+6ast, M.Perez 16+8reb+2ast, M.Rebolledo 12+10reb+2ast, S.Munoz 6+1reb+2ast, C.Iturriaga 4+2reb
Stadio Italiano: M.Avello 12+3reb+2ast, S.Alvarez 12+5reb+1ast, P.Simonetti 11+8reb+3ast, N.Alba 10+3reb+1ast, J.Ulloa 8+3reb+1ast, G.Fernandez 4
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Arturo Prat - Aleman 72-66

There was no surprise in San Felipe where 6th ranked Aleman (4-6) was defeated by fourth ranked Arturo Prat (6-5) 72-66 on Saturday. Arturo Prat made 29-of-35 free shots (82.9 percent) during the game, while Aleman only scored nine points from the stripe. Arturo Prat forced 22 Aleman turnovers. It was a great evening for guard Paulo Andrade (174-93) who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points and 7 rebounds. Boris Guerra (-87) helped adding 15 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Marcelo Villagran (184-88) responded with 22 points and Sebastian Leefhelm (-99) scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Arturo Prat maintains fourth place with 6-5 record. Loser Aleman dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. They share it with Brisas. Arturo Prat will meet higher ranked Puente Alto (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Aleman will play against Stadio Italiano in Santiago and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Arturo Prat: P.Andrade 23+7reb+2ast, B.Guerra 15+5reb+1ast, F.Ortega 10+4reb+2ast, R.Galvez 8+7reb+1ast, M.Santander 6+4reb+1ast, E.Valdebenito 6+1reb+1ast
Aleman: M.Villagran 22+4reb+1ast, S.Leefhelm 17+6reb, M.Castro 13+3reb+2ast, A.Nunez 7, R.Caceres 3+4reb+5ast, H.Arriagada 2+3reb+2ast
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Sportiva Italiana - Puente Alto 85-72

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Valparaiso. First ranked Sportiva Italiana faced 3rd placed Puente Alto. Host Sportiva Italiana (9-2) defeated guests from Puente Alto (7-4) 85-72. Sportiva Italiana forced 27 Puente Alto turnovers. Strangely Puente Alto outrebounded Sportiva Italiana 43-29 including 28 on the defensive glass. They shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. Puente Alto was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Francoise Diaz (-87) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points. Forward Camilo Bustamante (187-89) contributed with 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Francisco Pena (187-89) answered with 13 points, 7 assists and 4 steals and swingman Diego Valenzuela (185-94) added 15 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Puente Alto. Four Puente Alto players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Sportiva Italiana maintains first place with 9-2 record. Puente Alto at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. Sportiva Italiana will play against Brisas (#5) in Santiago in the next round. Puente Alto will play at home against Arturo Prat and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sportiva Italiana: F.Diaz 23+2reb+1ast, C.Bustamante 15+7reb+2ast, B.Toledo 12, G.Araya 8+6reb+1ast, G.Hernandez 7+1reb+3ast, M.Lubiano 7+3reb+1ast
Puente Alto: E.Munoz 15+2reb, D.Valenzuela 15+5reb+1ast, F.Pena 13+2reb+7ast, J.Ignacio Collao 10+6reb+3ast, L.Cifuentes 6+14reb+1ast, S.Silva 5+3reb
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Sergio Ceppi - Brisas 74-64

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Santiago: Sergio Ceppi (#8) and Brisas (#5). Sergio Ceppi (1-10) won against visiting Brisas (4-6) 74-64. Sergio Ceppi had a 36-24 advantage in offensive rebounds. 24 personal fouls committed by Brisas helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was guard Angelo Olivares (185-82) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds. Felipe Latorre (-93) chipped in 22 points. Emiliano Marquez (-96) produced 19 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 7 steals and Sebastian Fuentes (-95) added 9 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for the guests. Brisas' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Sergio Ceppi maintains eighth place with 1-10 record. Brisas at the other side keep the fifth position with six games lost. They share it with Aleman. Sergio Ceppi are looking forward to face league's second-placed Liceo Curico at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Brisas will play against the league's leader Sportiva Italiana and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Sergio Ceppi: A.Olivares 25+11reb, F.Latorre 22+2reb+3ast, J.Borquez 8+4reb+1ast, J.Parra 6+8reb+1ast, C.Silva 5+4reb+2ast, E.Donoso 5+7reb+6ast
Brisas: E.Marquez 19+7reb+4ast, F.Gutierrez 10+4reb, S.Fuentes 9+13reb+6ast, F.Oyarzun 8+2reb+1ast, C.Ramirez 6+7reb, A.Jara 6
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Luis Scola agreed terms with Brave Dragons - by Eurobasket News

Shanxi Brave Dragons (CBA) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 37-year old Argentinian international power forward Luis Scola (206-104kg-80). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Spanish passport. Scola played most recently at Brooklyn Nets in the NBA, but left the team in Feb.'17. In 36 games he recorded 5.1ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.0apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Scola played at the Raptors in NBA where in 87 games he averaged 8.0ppg and 4.3rpg. Scola helped them to win the Atlantic Division title.
In 2002 San Antonio Spurs selected him as 56th overall pick in NBA draft.
Among other achievements Scola received Eurobasket.com All-Olympic Games 3rd Team award in 2016.
He has been also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. Scola has regularly played for Argentinian senior team since 1999 and previously for U21 National Team between 2000 and 2001.
He also represented Argentina at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 14.8ppg, Reb-3 (8.0rpg), 1.8apg, FGP: 55.6%, 3PT: 47.1%, FT: 52.6%.
Scola has played previously professionally in Spain (Baskonia and Gijon) and NBA (Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns and Indiana Pacers).
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 Brave Dragons.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Very versatile player. Can do everything, shooting from 5-6 metres, penetrating, dunking or his best play: dribbling and scoring in front of his opponent. True power player that can rebound when he wants to, use his strength to get position and score not only by his moves, but by his strength. Not bad of an athlete either and has the ability to run the floor. Doesn't have great range, but he does shoot it a little way from the basket.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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All-Australian team overrun by China in Game 2 - by Eurobasket News

Team China has finished too strong for the CPA Australia NBL All-Australian Team coming from behind to win 89-75 in Game 2 of the three-match tour of China in Jilin. The NBL All-Australian Team was looking to level the three-game series on the CPA Australia Tour of China after the hosts claimed the 68-66 Game 1 victory in Beijing on Wednesday night, and looked capable of doing so through three quarters. The preparations were far from ideal with weather causing the team to take a seven-hour train trip from Beijing to north eastern China to play in Jilin meaning they didn't get a training session in between games. But the Australian team got rolling during the second quarter on the back of a string of Daniel Kickert (208-C/F-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) three-pointers where he nailed three in a three-minute stretch. That helped the NBL representative team to a 40-33 half-time advantage and they still led by two points heading into the fourth. But there Team China dominated with 30 points to 14 to win by 14 points to take an unassailable two-nil lead in the series. Kickert was again the standout for the NBL All-Australian Team scoring 20 points to go with four rebounds. David Barlow (205-F-83, college: Metro St.) contributed 12 points, four rebounds and four steals with Jerome Randle (175-PG-87, college: California) adding 10 points and four assists. Lucas Walker (202-F-84, college: St.Mary's, CA) also had seven points and six boards, and Nick Kay (206-C/F-92, college: Metro St.) seven points, five rebounds and three assists. NBL All-Australian coach Rob Beveridge couldn't fault the effort again of his team. 'Overall we played a very, very good game tonight. We know that China is a very good team and they were probably too good for us in the end. But I felt that we controlled the game for most of it,' Beveridge said. 'We had some breakdowns, but overall I was happy with how we played the game. We are a very good shooting team and we shot the ball well in the first half, but then a little bit of fatigue may have taken over. But I was very happy with our shot selection and the fight that we showed. We just did not give in.' The major difference ended up being the inclusion of point guard Ailun Guo (192-SF-93) and 7'1, 145kg monster Han Dejun (215-C-89) as the pair led Team China to the victory. Guo finished with 18 points and three assists for Team China with Han adding 11 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Ren JunFei (203-F/C-90) also scored 13 points, Gen Li (196-F-88) 12, Hu Jinqiu 11 and Wu Qian 10. Team China opened an 8-4 lead halfway through the opening quarter but a three from Barlow, strong offensive board, put back and the extra from Walker and three quick points from Mitchell McCarron (191-G-92, college: Metro St.) saw the All-Australian unit just one down by quarter-time. Despite China scoring first in the second period, the NBL team soon took over. Kickert nailed his first triple with 5:25 on the clock in the half. He hit a second shortly after and then a third with 2:45 remaining to put the All-Australians up by five. Barlow got in on the act too from long range and Jeremy Kendle scored last in the half to see the visitors lead impressively 40-33. The NBL All-Australian team still led by six following a Todd Blanchfield (200-F/G-91) three with six left in the third quarter, but things were tightening up as China got some flow going and Australia went cold. The Australians made just three field goals in the last five minutes of the quarter, two baskets to Tom Jervis and a triple to Barlow. But they still managed to lead by two points despite the best efforts of Guo and Han. China came out firing with the first four points of the fourth term, but the All-Australians responded through Kickert to again lead 65-63. But an 8-0 run for China with Guo and Han at the centre of it turned the tide for good. The hosts responded to Barlow's three with eight more straight points ended up winning by 14. The third and final game of the CPA Australia Tour of China will take place in Dongguan on Sunday night at 9.30pm AEDT.
Courtesy of: nbl.com.au



Chris Otule claims Chinese NBL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American-Nigerian Chris Otule (211-C-90) had an amazing evening in the last round for Henan and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com NBL Player of the Week award for round 6.
The 27-year old center had a double-double of 30 points and twenty five rebounds, while his team crushed Hunan (4-2) with 16-point margin 121-105. Henan is placed at 3rd position in Chinese NBL. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Henan will need more victories to improve their 4-2 record. Otule has many years of experience at Henan, through which he has constantly improved. Marquette University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Otule is in league's top in rebounds (7th best: 17.5rpg) and averages solid 3.8bpg and 68.7% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old American guard Kevin Murphy (196-G-90) of Guangxi. Murphy impressed basketball fans with 55 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Guangxi lost that game 101-138 to the lower-ranked Hebei X. (#12, 2-4). This loss caused Guangxi to drop to 4th position in the standings. His team's 4-2 record is not bad at all. Murphy is one of the most experienced players at Guangxi and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 45.3ppg (#2). He also registered 10.2 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Charles Gaines (201-F-81) of second-ranked Shaanxi W.. Gaines got into 30-points club by scoring 35 points in the last round. He went also for sixteen rebounds . He was a key player of Shaanxi W., leading his team to a 114-102 win against the lower-ranked Lhasa (4-2). Shaanxi W. needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 2 lost games. Gaines has a great season in China. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 17.3rpg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Chris Johnson (210-PF-85) of Anhui - 34 points and 23 rebounds
5. Russ Smith (183-PG-91) of Luoyang - 46 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Mouloukou Souleyman Diabate (181-PG-87) of Fujian - 31 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists
7. Brandon Costner (206-F-87) of Hebei X. - 32 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists
8. LaQuinton Ross (203-F-92) of Fujian - 33 points and 12 rebounds
9. Michael Nunnally (203-F-86) of Jiangsu L. - 27 points and 17 rebounds
10. Gelvis Solano (185-G-94) of Hunan - 24 points, 6 rebounds and 11 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)



Coach Aleksandar Kesar stays at Golden Stars - by Eurobasket News

Shandong Golden Stars (CBA) re-signed 45-year old Serbian coach Aleksandar Kesar (agency: BeoBasket).
Kesar won Greek League championship title in 2012.
He was coaching Serbian Senior National Team between 2008 and 2013, and coached also University National Team between 2007 and 2009.
Kesar is a very experienced coach. He has coached also professionally in Russia, Ukraine (Azovmash) and Serbia (Partizan).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @miskoraznatovic)

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Shavlik Randolph joins Fly Dragons - by Eurobasket News

Beikong Fly Dragons (CBA) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old American forward Shavlik Randolph (208-109kg-83, college: Duke) from Liaoning Flying Leopards. In 45 CBA games in China he had very impressive stats: 18.4ppg, 9.8rpg and 1.3apg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Randolph has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Chinese CBA Regular Season in 2016. Randolph was also voted Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA 3rd Team in 2012 and 2016.
His career allowed him to visit three different continents. Randolph tasted the life as pro basketball player in Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally also in Puerto Rico (Manati, Brujos and Cangrejeros) and NBA (Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, Miami Heat, Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns).
Randolph attended Duke University until 2005 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season as a professional player.
On Randolph: A versatile inside-outside player. Nice shot... Underachieved in college...

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Guangxi adds Austin to their roster, ex FMP - by Eurobasket News

Guangxi Rhinos (NBL) added to their roster 24-year old American center Isaiah Austin (216-102kg-93, college: Baylor). He played last season at FMP Beograd in Serbian KLS league. In 12 games he recorded 7.6ppg and 3.9rpg. Austin helped them to make it to the final. He also played 9 games in ABA League where he averaged 9.1ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.2bpg. Austin also spent pre-season at Crvena Zvezda (also in KLS) that year.
He was voted Big 12 All-Defensive Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Austin graduated from Baylor University in 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

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NBL Round 6: Fujian keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and even winless team recording their first victory.

The game had a very big importance for fourth-ranked Fujian as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Fujian edged 5th ranked Anhui in Fuzhou 121-118. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Anhui. Anhui was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 29-25 charge of Fujian, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 19 Anhui turnovers. Strangely Anhui outrebounded Fujian 48-34 including 17 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was Ivorian-French point guard Mouloukou-Souleyman Diabate (181-87) who scored 31 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 7 steals. American forward LaQuinton Ross (203-92, college: Ohio St.) chipped in 33 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds. Fujian's coach Jiulong Liu used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was American Chris Johnson (210-85, college: LSU) who recorded a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 23 rebounds. Fujian (5-1) have an impressive five-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Anhui at the other side dropped to the eighth place with three games lost. They share the position with Luoyang. Anhui will play next round against Jiangsu L. trying to get back on the winning streak. Fujian will try to continue on its current victory against eleventh ranked Chongqing in Lanling.
Top ranked Lhasa (4-2) recorded its second loss at the home court. Hosts were defeated by sixth ranked Shaanxi W. (4-2) 114-102. It was a key game for the second position in the league. It was a good game for American forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds (on 14-of-17 shooting from the field). Von Wafer contributed with 31 points and 4 blocks for the winners. American Dominique Johnson (192-87, college: Azusa Pacific, agency: Higher Vision Sports) replied with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 10 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) for Lhasa. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Shaanxi W. moved-up to second place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Lhasa. Shaanxi W. will play against Guizhou (#5) on the road in the next round. Lhasa will play against Hebei X. and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Hunan (4-2) against seventh ranked Henan (4-2) on Friday night. Host Hunan was defeated by Henan in Changsha 121-105. Chris Otule had a double-double by scoring 30 points, 25 rebounds and 8 blocks (perfect from the field making all fourteen shots !!!) to lead the charge for the winners. The best for the losing side was Gelvis Solano with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 6 rebounds, 11 assists and 6 steals. Hunan's coach Wenlong Huang rotated twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Henan moved-up to second place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Hunan. Henan will meet Guangxi (#4) on the road in the next round. Hunan will play against Luoyang and hope to secure a win.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Guangxi (4-2) against twelfth ranked Hebei X. (2-4) on Friday night. Visiting Guangxi was crushed by Hebei X. in Hebei 138-101. Brandon Costner notched a double-double by scoring 32 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Hebei X. moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Beijing and Chongqing. Guangxi at the other side keeps the second position with two games lost. Hebei X.'s next round opponent will be higher ranked Lhasa (#6) on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Guangxi will play against Henan (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Jiangsu L. can celebrate finally their first win this season after five consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat Dongbu (0-6) 80-75 on Friday. The best player for the winners was Michael Nunnally who had a double-double by scoring 27 points and 17 rebounds. Jiangsu L. (1-5) left bottom position moving up to thirteenth place. It was Dongbu's sixth loss in a row. They still close the standings with six games lost. Jiangsu L. will face higher ranked Anhui (#8) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Dongbu will play against Beijing (#10) and hopes to get finally their first victory.

In the last two games of round 6 Chongqing was defeated by Guizhou in a road game 115-101. Beijing was beaten by Luoyang at home 99-108.

Hunan - Henan 105-121

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Hunan (4-2) against seventh ranked Henan (4-2) on Friday night. Host Hunan was defeated by Henan in Changsha 121-105. The guests trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 12-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 121-105. Henan dominated down low during the game scoring 80 of its points in the paint compared to Hunan's 58. They outrebounded Hunan 51-33 including a 31-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Henan looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Henan made 9 blocks. American-Nigerian center Chris Otule (211-90, college: Marquette) had a double-double by scoring 30 points, 25 rebounds and 8 blocks (perfect from the field making all fourteen shots !!!) to lead the charge for the winners and Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) chipped in 41 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Four Henan players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Dominican guard Gelvis Solano (185-94, college: Merrimack, agency: Basket Management Solutions) with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 6 rebounds, 11 assists and 6 steals and Jiaxin Peng scored 15 points. Hunan's coach Wenlong Huang rotated twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Henan moved-up to second place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Hunan. Henan will meet Guangxi (#4) on the road in the next round. Hunan will play against Luoyang and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Hunan: %PlayerNameFromUNbr% 41+7reb+6ast, S.Gelvis 24+6reb+11ast, P.Jiaxin 15+3reb+2ast, Z.Wei 13+1reb+1ast, W.Junjie 6+5reb, Z.ChaoLong 3+2reb
Henan: A.Josh-Emmanuel 41+5reb+5ast, O.Chris 30+25reb+2ast, J.Yuxing 19+3reb+4ast, M.Qingfei 11+5reb+1ast, W.Longfei 8+4reb+2ast, C.Yuhan 8+5reb+3ast
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Jiangsu L. - Dongbu 80-75

Jiangsu L. can celebrate finally their first win this season after five consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat Dongbu (0-6) 80-75 on Friday. Dongbu trailed by 14 points after 3 quarters before a 23-14 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 75-80 at the end of the game. The best player for the winners was American-Palestinian forward Michael Nunnally (203-86, college: Pacific) who had a double-double by scoring 27 points and 17 rebounds. Forward MingYang Gao (196-88) chipped in 25 points. At the other side the best for losing team was forward MengLong Zhao (197-91) who recorded 24 points and center Chen Wang (207-89) added 16 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Four Dongbu players scored in double figures. Jiangsu L. (1-5) left bottom position moving up to thirteenth place. It was Dongbu's sixth loss in a row. They still close the standings with six games lost. Jiangsu L. will face higher ranked Anhui (#8) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Dongbu will play against Beijing (#10) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Dongbu: Z.MengLong 24+2reb, W.Chen 16+9reb, S.Shengyue 12+8reb+2ast, D.QinShuo 11+7reb, S.Tujun 8+6reb+3ast, J.Yi 4+2reb+1ast
Jiangsu L.: N.Michael 27+17reb, G.MingYang 25+2reb+1ast, W.Peng 14+7reb+1ast, X.Shiwei 7+6reb, W.Xing Chen 6+7reb+1ast, Z.PengFei 1+4reb+1ast
gschID: 548486


Fujian - Anhui 121-118

The game had a very big importance for fourth-ranked Fujian as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Fujian edged 5th ranked Anhui in Fuzhou 121-118. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Anhui. Anhui was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 29-25 charge of Fujian, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 19 Anhui turnovers. Strangely Anhui outrebounded Fujian 48-34 including 17 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was Ivorian-French point guard Mouloukou-Souleyman Diabate (181-87) who scored 31 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 7 steals. American forward LaQuinton Ross (203-92, college: Ohio St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds. Fujian's coach Jiulong Liu used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was American Chris Johnson (210-85, college: LSU) who recorded a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 23 rebounds and his fellow American import point guard Jonathan Gibson (188-87, college: N.Mexico St.) added 38 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 6 assists respectively. Four Fujian and five Anhui players scored in double figures. Fujian (5-1) have an impressive five-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Anhui at the other side dropped to the eighth place with three games lost. They share the position with Luoyang. Anhui will play next round against Jiangsu L. trying to get back on the winning streak. Fujian will try to continue on its current victory against eleventh ranked Chongqing in Lanling.
Top scorers:
Anhui: G.Jonathan 38+7reb+6ast, J.Chris 34+23reb, Z.Yong 13+2reb+1ast, L.Qingxiang 11+2reb+4ast, R.Kai 11+6reb+2ast, H.Delong 6+2reb+3ast
Fujian: R.LaQuinton 33+12reb+1ast, D.Mouloukou Souleyman 31+8reb+8ast, Y.Wenbo 19+4reb+3ast, L.Ming-Yu 11+1reb, H.Yan 9+1reb+2ast, X.Huajun 8+3reb+1ast
gschID: 548485


Lhasa - Shaanxi W. 102-114

Top ranked Lhasa (4-2) recorded its second loss at the home court. Hosts were defeated by sixth ranked Shaanxi W. (4-2) 114-102. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Shaanxi W.. Lhasa was better in fourth quarter 30-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Strangely Lhasa outrebounded Shaanxi W. 47-35 including 16 on the offensive glass. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. It was a good game for American forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds (on 14-of-17 shooting from the field). The other American import guard Von Wafer (196-85, college: Florida St.) contributed with 31 points and 4 blocks for the winners. Four Shaanxi W. players scored in double figures. American Dominique Johnson (192-87, college: Azusa Pacific, agency: Higher Vision Sports) replied with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 10 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) and center DangJian Han (208-88) added 20 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Lhasa. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Shaanxi W. moved-up to second place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Lhasa. Shaanxi W. will play against Guizhou (#5) on the road in the next round. Lhasa will play against Hebei X. and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Lhasa: J.Dominique 31+10reb+1ast, H.DangJian 20+11reb, G.Yuxiang 13+2reb+2ast, C.Jinlong 9+5reb, Z.Zhennan 7+4reb+2ast, S.Xinyue 7+3reb+2ast
Shaanxi W.: G.Charles 35+16reb, W.Von 31+4reb+3ast, B.Jiguang 15+1reb+2ast, J.JunQi 10+5reb+2ast, G.Yan 8+2reb+2ast, S.Heyu 6+1reb
gschID: 548484


Hebei X. - Guangxi 138-101

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Guangxi (4-2) against twelfth ranked Hebei X. (2-4) on Friday night. Visiting Guangxi was crushed by Hebei X. in Hebei 138-101. The game was mostly controlled by Hebei X.. Guangxi was better in third quarter 36-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Guangxi 51-37 including 18 on the offensive glass. Hebei X. shot the lights out from three nailing 19 long-distance shots on high 54.3 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Guangxi's players. 24 personal fouls committed by Guangxi helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Brandon Costner (206-87, college: N.Carolina St.) notched a double-double by scoring 32 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort and the other American import guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) supported him with 23 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Hebei X. players scored in double figures. Even 55 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds by American guard Kevin Murphy (196-90, college: Tenn Tech) did not help to save the game for Guangxi. Center Le Ji (203-83) added 14 points and 5 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Hebei X. moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Beijing and Chongqing. Guangxi at the other side keeps the second position with two games lost. Hebei X.'s next round opponent will be higher ranked Lhasa (#6) on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Guangxi will play against Henan (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Guangxi: M.Kevin 55+8reb+2ast, J.Le 14+5reb+1ast, D.ChengLong 10+4reb, B.Sim 9+10reb+1ast, Y.Kai 6+2reb, Z.Yupeng 4
Hebei X.: L.Yannan 33+3reb+1ast, C.Brandon 32+14reb+5ast, S.Shannon 23+15reb+5ast, S.Xuepeng 11+2reb+1ast, C.Qi 8+2reb+1ast, Y.Heng 6+2reb
gschID: 548483


Guizhou - Chongqing 115-101

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 9th ranked Chongqing's (2-4) road loss to eighth ranked Guizhou (4-2) 101-115 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Guizhou. Chongqing was better in fourth quarter 28-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was Central African-American power forward James Mays (206-86, college: Clemson) who scored 32 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. American point guard Mark Lyons (185-89, college: Arizona, agency: Higher Vision Sports) chipped in 28 points, 5 assists and 5 steals. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Aubrey Coleman (193-87, college: Houston, agency: HMS) who recorded 27 points and 5 rebounds and Ukrainian center Vladyslav Koreniuk (210-94, agency: Octagon Europe) added 19 points and 11 rebounds respectively. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Guizhou moved-up to second place, which they share with 5 other teams. Loser Chongqing dropped to the tenth position with four games lost. Guizhou will face league's second-placed Shaanxi W. in Xian in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Chongqing will play at home against the league's leader Fujian (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Chongqing: C.Aubrey 27+5reb+3ast, K.Vladyslav 19+11reb, W.Xin 15+7reb, G.Yaoyang 7+3reb+5ast, C.YuNan 6+2reb, Z.Yuanbo 6+4reb+1ast
Guizhou: M.James 32+8reb+4ast, L.Mark 28+3reb+5ast, L.MingHao 17+9reb+2ast, Z.MingHao 9+2reb, S.Rongxiao 9+7reb+1ast, Z.Zihua 8+1reb+2ast
gschID: 548482


Beijing - Luoyang 99-108

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eleventh ranked Luoyang and 10th ranked Beijing had identical 2-3 record. But Beijing was not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Luoyang 108-99 on Friday night. The guests trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they rallied back winning two of next three quarters and won the game by 9 points. Beijing was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American point guard Russ Smith (183-91, college: Louisville) who had a double-double by scoring 46 points (!!!) and 13 rebounds. Forward Wenhan Qiao (195-91) chipped in 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Marquis Weddle (185-88, college: W.Virg.Wesl.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 25 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists and his fellow American import center Michael Holyfield (211-92, college: Sam Houston St.) added 19 points and 20 rebounds respectively. Four Luoyang and five Beijing players scored in double figures. Luoyang (3-3) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Anhui. Loser Beijing keeps the tenth position with four games lost. Luoyang will face higher ranked Hunan (#7) in Changsha in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Beijing will play on the road against Dongbu in Nanjin and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Beijing: W.Marquis 25+10reb+8ast, H.Michael 19+20reb+1ast, Z.Wei 17+2reb+2ast, C.Zexu 15+3reb+7ast, Z.JunXiong 14+3reb+2ast, L.Yunan 5+4reb
Luoyang: S.Russ 46+13reb+3ast, Q.Wenhan 20+5reb+4ast, M.Ater 14+15reb, Q.Daoqing 10+3reb+1ast, Z.Ye 8+3reb+1ast, M.Weilong 8+6reb+2ast
gschID: 548481





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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Brandon GIVENS
  Piratas
  (198-G-87)
  Avg: 24.1
 1. Givens, Piratas24.1 
 2. Crawford, Aguilas22.8 
 3. Ortiz, Fast Break22.0 
 4. Smith, Sabios21.6 
 5. Coombs, Sabios19.1 
 6. Roberson, Condores18.5 
 7. Almanza, Condores16.0 
 8. McCoy, Condores15.9 
 9. Carraway, Cimar.15.3 
 10. Bivins, Aguilas14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jhon ROMERO
  Piratas
  (199-F-85)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Romero, Piratas10.3 
 2. Hernandez, Cimar.10.2 
 3. Perez, Academia10.2 
 4. Almanza, Condores9.7 
 5. Sandidge, Aguilas9.7 
 6. Romero, Piratas8.5 
 7. Julio, Fast Break7.9 
 8. Coombs, Sabios7.4 
 9. Jones, Sabios7.2 
 10. Quinones, Academia7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Tyler MURRAY
  Academia
  (195-PG-90)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Murray, Academia5.9 
 2. McCoy, Condores5.3 
 3. Velandia, Aguilas5.3 
 4. Smith, Sabios5.2 
 5. Coombs, Sabios4.5 
 6. Granados, Academia4.5 
 7. Caicedo, Cimar.4.4 
 8. Moreno, Cimarrones4.4 
 9. Crawford, Aguilas3.8 
 10. Salazar, Fast Break3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Antonio BIVINS
  Aguilas
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Bivins, Aguilas2.7 
 2. Diaz, Condores2.4 
 3. Ortiz, Fast Break1.9 
 4. Moreno, Cimarrones1.9 
 5. Carraway, Cimar.1.8 
 6. Crawford, Aguilas1.6 
 7. Murray, Academia1.5 
 8. Renteria, Cimar.1.5 
 9. McCoy, Condores1.5 
 10. Blandon, Sabios1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Divier PEREZ
  Academia
  (201-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Perez, Academia1.7 
 2. Sandidge, Aguilas1.5 
 3. Jones, Sabios1.4 
 4. Crawford, Aguilas1.3 
 5. Hinestroza-J., Fast B.1.1 
 6. Givens, Piratas0.9 
 7. Quinones, Academia0.9 
 8. Velez, Sabios0.8 
 9. Hernandez, Cimar.0.8 
 10. Bermudez, Condores0.7 


Colombian Liga DirecTV round 21 best performance: Brandon Givens - by Eurobasket News

American Guard Brandon Givens (198-G-87) had an amazing evening in the last round for Piratas, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 21.
The 30-year old player was the main contributor (43 points, nine rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Sabios (9-13) with 17-point margin 95-78. Piratas is placed at 5th position in Colombian Liga DirecTV. Piratas 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 9-13 record. Givens has many years of experience at Piratas, through which he has constantly improved. Former North Carolina Wesleyan College star has very solid stats this year. Givens is league's best scorer averaging so far 24.1ppg. Givens is in league's top in and averages impressive 55.6% FGP. Worth to mention Givens played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

The second best player in last round's games was 26-year old Venezuelan forward Luis Almanza (196-F-91) of Condores. Almanza had a very good evening with a double-double of 17 points and 16 rebounds. It was enough for Condores to edge the lower-ranked Caciques (#7, 8-12) 84-80. Condores' 4th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 10-12 record. Almanza is one of the most experienced players at Condores and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.0ppg (#6). He also registered 9.6 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was former international center John Hernandez (207-C-84) of Cimarrones (#3). Hernandez scored 19 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Cimarrones, leading his team to a 104-67 easy win against #2 ranked Academia in a game of the week. Cimarrones needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 11 victories and 7 lost games. Hernandez has a great season in Colombia. After 18 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 10.2rpg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jesus Medina (188-G/F-94) of Piratas - 19 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Ryan McCoy (183-PG-87) of Condores - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 10 assists
6. Amir Carraway (198-G/F-91) of Cimarrones - 24 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Malik Story (196-F/G-90) of Caciques - 29 points and 5 rebounds
8. Stalin Ortiz (190-G-81) of Fast Break - 14 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Miguel Bermudez) of Caciques - 13 points and 7 rebounds
10. Ashton Smith (187-G-89) of Sabios - 28 points and 7 rebounds

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



PBD Round 21: Academia loses to Cimarrones in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

The game between Top Four teams took place in Quibdo-Choco. Third ranked host Cimarrones (10-7) smashed second-best Academia (13-8) 104-67. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Academia. Cimarrones shot 60.8 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for Cimarrones especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 62.5 percentage. The former international center John Hernandez (207-84) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners and American swingman Amir Carraway (198-91, college: Chico St.) chipped in 24 points. The best for the losing side was Puerto Rican guard Gary Diaz (193-92) with 19 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Cimarrones maintains third place with 10-7 record having ten points less than leader Fast Break. Defending champion Academia keeps the second position with eight games lost. Cimarrones are again looking forward to face league's second-placed Academia in Montana in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Academia will have a break next round.
Sabios (#4) were upset in Bogota by seventh ranked Piratas 95-78. American guard Brandon Givens (198-87, college: NC-Wesleyan) nailed 43 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds for the winning side and Jesus Medina accounted for 19 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. Canadian guard Ashton Smith (187-89, college: Indiana, PA) came up with 28 points and 7 rebounds for Sabios in the defeat. Sabios' coach Ruddy Martinez rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Piratas have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain seventh place with 8-13 record. Sabios at the other side keep the fourth position with 12 games lost. They share it with Condores. Piratas will again play against higher ranked Sabios (#4) in Manizales in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sabios will have a break next round.
Liga DirecTV top team - Fast Break (18-1) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed eighth ranked Patriotas (5-16) in Bogota 89-45. The best player for the winners was Stalin Ortiz who had a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Jairo Pardo who recorded 6 points and 8 rebounds. Fast Break have an impressive series of eighteen victories in a row. Newly promoted Fast Break maintains first place with 18-1 record. Patriotas lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 16 games lost. Fast Break will again meet at home bottom-ranked Patriotas (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Patriotas will have a break next round.
The game in Cundinamarca was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Caciques (8-11) played at the court of sixth ranked Condores (9-12). Condores managed to secure a 4-point victory 84-80. It was a good game for Luis Almanza who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 16 rebounds. Condores moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Sabios. Caciques lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the sixth position with 11 games lost. Condores' next round opponent will be again Caciques (#6) in Valleduparnga.

Piratas - Sabios 95-78

Sabios (#4) were upset in Bogota by seventh ranked Piratas 95-78. Piratas outrebounded Sabios 51-40 including a 23-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. Sabios were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Brandon Givens (198-87, college: NC-Wesleyan) nailed 43 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds for the winning side and Venezuelan swingman Jesus Medina (188-94) accounted for 19 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. Givens is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Canadian guard Ashton Smith (187-89, college: Indiana, PA) came up with 28 points and 7 rebounds and Canadian guard Shamar Coombs (185-86, college: Texas A&M-CC) added 16 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Sabios in the defeat. Sabios' coach Ruddy Martinez rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Piratas have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain seventh place with 8-13 record. Sabios at the other side keep the fourth position with 12 games lost. They share it with Condores. Piratas will again play against higher ranked Sabios (#4) in Manizales in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sabios will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Piratas: B.Givens 43+9reb+3ast, J.Medina 19+10reb+7ast, J.Mendoza 11+6reb, G.Pena 9+4reb+2ast, D.Hernandez 8+3reb+2ast, E.Romero 5+18reb+4ast
Sabios: A.Smith 28+7reb+1ast, S.Coombs 16+7reb+3ast, R.Rivera 11+4reb+3ast, L.Blandon 8+5reb+1ast, J.Velez 5, K.Jones 4+11reb
gschID: 547270


Cimarrones - Academia 104-67

The game between Top Four teams took place in Quibdo-Choco. Third ranked host Cimarrones (10-7) smashed second-best Academia (13-8) 104-67. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Academia. Cimarrones shot 60.8 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for Cimarrones especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 62.5 percentage. The former international center John Hernandez (207-84) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners and American swingman Amir Carraway (198-91, college: Chico St.) chipped in 24 points. The best for the losing side was Puerto Rican guard Gary Diaz (193-92) with 19 points and the former international point guard Simon Granados (182-93) scored 11 points and 8 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Cimarrones maintains third place with 10-7 record having ten points less than leader Fast Break. Defending champion Academia keeps the second position with eight games lost. Cimarrones are again looking forward to face league's second-placed Academia in Montana in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Academia will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Cimarrones: A.Carraway 24+3reb+3ast, J.Hernandez 19+12reb+1ast, L.Cardona 9+2reb+2ast, E.Renteria 7+3ast, C.Arboleda 4+4reb, E.Moreno 4+3reb+8ast
Academia: G.Diaz 19+1reb+1ast, D.Perez 15+1reb+3ast, S.Granados 11+2reb+8ast, J.Fajardo 7+1reb+1ast, T.Murray 5+8reb+2ast, M.Montano 5
gschID: 547269


Fast Break - Aguilas 89-45

Liga DirecTV top team - Fast Break (18-1) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed eighth ranked Patriotas (5-16) in Bogota 89-45. Fast Break dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Patriotas' 24. Fast Break forced 25 Patriotas turnovers and outrebounded them 50-24 including a 21-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Patriotas' players. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Stalin Ortiz (190-81, college: Valparaiso) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. International point guard Leonardo Salazar (178-93) chipped in 15 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Five Fast Break players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Jairo Pardo (-95) who recorded 6 points and 8 rebounds and Carlos Balaguera (-91) added 8 points respectively. Fast Break have an impressive series of eighteen victories in a row. Newly promoted Fast Break maintains first place with 18-1 record. Patriotas lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 16 games lost. Fast Break will again meet at home bottom-ranked Patriotas (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Patriotas will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Fast Break: L.Salazar 15+6reb+5ast, B.Vargas 15+2reb+1ast, S.Ortiz 14+12reb+6ast, G.Mena 13+5reb, C.Cortes 12+4reb+4ast, R.Rodriguez 8+8reb+2ast
Aguilas: O.Fonseca 10+3reb, C.Balaguera 8+4reb+1ast, D.Garcia 7+3reb, J.Arciniegas 6+2reb+2ast, J.Pardo 6+8reb+2ast, J.Velandia 6+2reb+4ast
gschID: 547268


Condores - Caciques 84-80

The game in Cundinamarca was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Caciques (8-11) played at the court of sixth ranked Condores (9-12). Condores managed to secure a 4-point victory 84-80. Condores made 23-of-29 charity shots (79.3 percent) during the game. It was a good game for international forward Luis Almanza (196-91) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 16 rebounds. American point guard Ryan McCoy (183-87, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Haylett Sports) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 assists for the winners. American swingman Malik Story (196-90, college: Nevada, agency: Two Points) answered with 29 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import guard Brandon Provost (190-90, college: UTRGV) added 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Caciques. Five Condores and four Caciques players scored in double figures. Condores moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Sabios. Caciques lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the sixth position with 11 games lost. Condores' next round opponent will be again Caciques (#6) in Valleduparnga.
Top scorers:
Condores: L.Roberson 21+5reb+2ast, R.McCoy 18+3reb+10ast, L.Almanza 17+16reb+1ast, E.Torres 14+5reb+5ast, H.Diaz 10+6reb, S.Morgan 4
Caciques: M.Story 29+5reb, B.Provost 14+8reb+4ast, H.Wormely 14+4reb+4ast, M.Bermudez 13+7reb, D.Reyes 5+3reb+6ast, F.Lucena 3+1ast
gschID: 547267





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  COSTA RICA  


LBS Round 15: ARBA beats U Latina in a derby game - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in LBS is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 3 rounds.

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from San Jose: ARBA (#1) and U Latina (#8). U Latina was crushed at home by 29 points 58-87 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The game without a history. ARBA led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to U Latina's 24. They outrebounded U Latina 51-28 including a 19-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. ARBA looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Isaac Conejo (182-94) who scored 9 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. American forward Ty Armstrong (206-91, college: Concordia Irvine) chipped in 12 points and 8 rebounds. ARBA's coach 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 Aldrick Lennon who recorded 8 points and 13 rebounds. Undefeated ARBA (13-0) have an impressive series of thirteen victories in a row. They maintain first place with a perfect record of 13 victories in a row. U Latina lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with nine games lost. ARBA are looking forward to face U Costa Rica (#7) in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. U Latina will play against Perez Zeledon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in supposed to be also worth to mention about. 6th ranked U Costa Rica (4-10) played at the court of seventh ranked Liberia (4-8). Liberia smashed U Costa Rica 81-54. Liberia moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Perez Zeledon. U Costa Rica at the other side dropped to the seventh position with ten games lost. Liberia will play against bottom-ranked Abogados (#9) in the next round. U Costa Rica will play against the league's leader ARBA in San Jose and hopes to get back on the winning track.

The best stats of 15th round was 6 points and 13 rebounds by Jefferson Dixon of ARBA.

U Latina - ARBA 58-87

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from San Jose: ARBA (#1) and U Latina (#8). U Latina was crushed at home by 29 points 58-87 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The game without a history. ARBA led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to U Latina's 24. They outrebounded U Latina 51-28 including a 19-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. ARBA looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Isaac Conejo (182-94) who scored 9 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. American forward Ty Armstrong (206-91, college: Concordia Irvine) chipped in 12 points and 8 rebounds. ARBA's coach 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 Aldrick Lennon who recorded 8 points and 13 rebounds and international guard Milton Jimenez (-95) added 12 points respectively. ARBA (13-0) have an impressive series of thirteen victories in a row. They maintain first place with a perfect record of 13 victories in a row. U Latina lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with nine games lost. ARBA are looking forward to face U Costa Rica (#7) in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. U Latina will play against Perez Zeledon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
ARBA: D.Wiggins 16+2reb+2ast, T.Armstrong 12+8reb+2ast, A.Ripool 10+3reb+2ast, I.Conejo 9+6reb+8ast, D.Lynch 9+1reb, J.Oliver Anderson Brown (C) 8+4reb+1ast
U Latina: M.Jimenez 12+2reb+1ast, P.Miranda 9+3reb+3ast, K.Jimenez 8+2reb, A.Lennon 8+13reb, A.Mason 8+3reb+2ast, K.Ramirez 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 545929


Liberia - U Costa Rica 81-54

The game in supposed to be also worth to mention about. 6th ranked U Costa Rica (4-10) played at the court of seventh ranked Liberia (4-8). Liberia smashed U Costa Rica 81-54. Liberia moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Perez Zeledon. U Costa Rica at the other side dropped to the seventh position with ten games lost. Liberia will play against bottom-ranked Abogados (#9) in the next round. U Costa Rica will play against the league's leader ARBA in San Jose and hopes to get back on the winning track.
gschID: 545928





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Anadolu Efes ink Krunoslav Simon - by Armando Caporaso

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) agreed terms with 32-year old Croatian international swingman Krunoslav Simon (197-102kg-85). He has played for the last two seasons at EA7 Armani in Italian Serie A. In 25 games he had 12.0ppg, 5.1rpg and 2.6apg last season. Simon helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention. Simon also played 21 games in Euroleague where he recorded 11.0ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.9apg and 1.0spg. It was another spectacular season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Simon won Italian SerieA championship title in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Guard of the Year in 2016.
Simon has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2008 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2005.
Simon represented Croatia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 9.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 4.2apg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 25.9%.
Simon has played also professionally in Russia (Lokomotiv), Spain (Unicaja Malaga) and Croatia (KK Zagreb).

Anadolu Efes Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Krunoslav Simon

Forwards:
Derrick Brown
Brock Motum
Ricky Ledo

Center:
Bryant Dunston

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Napoli Cuore tabs Hrvoje Vucic, ex Alkar Sinj - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer Cuore Napoli Basket inked 26-year old Croatian center Hrvoje Vucic (212-111kg-91, college: Walsh). He played most recently at Alkar Sinj in Croatian A1 league. In 26 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.1ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.2apg last season.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Vucic spent at KK_Zabok (also in A1) where in 19 games he averaged 8.7ppg and 2.9rpg. He also played that season for CS Dinamo Bucuresti in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 8 games he had 3.9ppg and 1.0rpg.
Vucic received All-GLIAC 2nd Team award back in 2014 at his college time.
Vucic was a member of Croatian U16 National Team in 2007.
He has played also professionally for other Croatian teams like Croatia for KK Zagreb Cibona.
Vucic attended Walsh University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Scottie Reynolds (ex Cibona) joins Zenit - by Eurobasket News

Zenit Saint Petersburg (VTB) agreed terms with 30-year old American point guard Scottie Reynolds (188-95kg-87, college: Villanova). He played last season at Cibona in Croatian A1 league. Reynolds managed to play in four leagues last year (!!!). In 21 A1 games he had 8.1ppg, 3.2rpg, 5.6apg (top 3) and 1.6spg (leader !!!). He helped them to make it to the final. Reynolds also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 15.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 9.3apg and 3.5spg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. Reynolds also played 18 games in ABA League where he averaged 10.8ppg, 2.6rpg, 6.9apg and 2.0spg. And finally he contributed to 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 14.3ppg, 2.9rpg, 6.8apg and 1.6spg. Reynolds also spent pre-season at Avtodor that year.
In 2010 he was drafted by Tulsa 66ers (D-League) in first round (13th overall).
Reynolds attended Villanova University and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball. He was voted Eurobasket.com Adriatic League All-Imports Team in 2017.
Reynolds is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit four different continents, while he played in nine different countries. Reynolds tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Israel (Hapoel Holon), Italy (Enel Brindisi and CZG Veroli), Philippines (TNT Ka Tropa), Turkey (Besiktas and Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye), Russia (Krasnie Krilya), Dominican Republic (CDP Domingo Paulino Santiago), Czech Republic (CEZ Nymburk) and D-League (Springfield A.).
On Reynolds: An explosive scorer capable of playing either guard position ... Crafty with the basketball, especially on drives to the basket ... An accomplished 3-point shooter with range well beyond the arc.

Zenit Saint Petersburg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Evgeny Voronov
Scottie Reynolds
Nicolas Laprovittola

Forwards:
Marko Simonovic
Kyle Kuric

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Penarol adds Batista to their roster - by Francisco Vega

Penarol Quillacollo (Libobasquet) added to their roster 31-year old Cuban center Leonel Batista (209-86, agency: Paris Global Sports). He played this summer at Brujos de Guayama in Puerto Rican BSN league. But in 6 games he recorded just 0.3ppg and 1.2rpg. Batista also played that season for Santeros (also in BSN) where in three games he did not score anything and had only 2 rebounds and 1 block.
He played in the final of Cuban LSB in 2012.
Batista represented Cuba at the Centrobasket in Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep.) seven years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 6 games: 2.3ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.2bpg.
Batista has played also professionally in Cuba (Camaguey and Tigres) and El Salvador (Isidro Metapan).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A tall player, with long arms, but very skinny. Has good leaping ability and timing, and shoots well even from mid-range, but needs to add muscles and weight.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Horsholm signs Sabin just out of college - by Eurobasket News

Horsholm 79ers (Ligaen) signed 23-year old American guard Ty Sabin (188-94, agency: Duran International). He just graduated from Ripon (NCAA3). Sabin has played there for the last four years. In 26 games he had very impressive stats: 30.7ppg, 5.4rpg and 2.9apg last season. Sabin helped them to win MWC Tournament and end the regular season as the second best team in the conference. Quite impressive season as he was voted All-MWC Player of the Year and named to All-MWC 1st Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro. Sabin was voted NABC NCAA D3 All-Central Region Player of the Year in 2017 at his college time.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stats Leaders - LIDOBA

Points Per Game
 Gerardo SUERO
  Indios SFM
  (196-G-89)
  Avg: 27.6
 1. Suero, Indios SFM27.6 
 2. Gilder, Caneros LR24.1 
 3. Woodbury, Titanes .21.2 
 4. Guzman, Soles SD20.5 
 5. Bailey, Reales LV19.5 
 6. Santana, Titanes .19.2 
 7. Freeman, Caner.18.1 
 8. Glenn, Metros S.18.1 
 9. Gaines, Metros S.18.1 
 10. Miller, Leones SD17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jhonatan ARAUJO
  Leones SD
  (208-C-96)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Araujo, Leones SD10.6 
 2. Williams, Titanes .9.2 
 3. Shannon, Indios S.8.8 
 4. Santana, Titanes .8.6 
 5. Rhett, Leones SD7.7 
 6. Vargas, Metros S.7.6 
 7. Gilder, Caneros LR7.2 
 8. Hall, Soles SD6.9 
 9. Evangelista, Caner.6.7 
 10. Suero, Indios SFM6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Juan CORONADO
  Reales LV
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Coronado, Reales LV6.9 
 2. Soliman, Caner.5.5 
 3. De-Leon, Metros S.5.5 
 4. Miller, Leones SD5.3 
 5. Suero, Indios SFM5.2 
 6. Fortuna, Leones SD3.8 
 7. Suero, Indios SFM3.7 
 8. Glenn, Metros S.3.6 
 9. Rhett, Leones SD3.6 
 10. Freeman, Caner.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Elpidio FORTUNA
  Leones SD
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Fortuna, Leones SD2.1 
 2. Suero, Indios SFM2.1 
 3. Rose, Huracanes PP1.7 
 4. Beidler, Huracane.1.7 
 5. Valdez, Huracane.1.7 
 6. Suero, Indios SFM1.7 
 7. De-Leon, Metros S.1.5 
 8. Santana, Titanes .1.3 
 9. Gilder, Caneros LR1.3 
 10. Fortuna, Titanes .1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Miguel EVANGELISTA
  Caner.
  (--91)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Evangelista, Caner.1.5 
 2. Okosun, Reales LV1.3 
 3. Shannon, Indios S.1.1 
 4. Garcia, Indios SFM0.9 
 5. Santana, Titanes .0.9 
 6. Vargas, Metros S.0.9 
 7. Suero, Indios SFM0.8 
 8. Glenn, Metros S.0.8 
 9. Williams, Titanes .0.7 
 10. Rose, Huracanes PP0.7 


LNB Round 18: Huracanes PP defeats leader Metros STGO - by Eurobasket News

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

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Metros STGO (14-5) in Puerto Plata on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by third ranked Huracanes PP (12-7) 98-95. The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back winning two of next three quarters and won the game by 3 points. Huracanes PP made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Metros STGO turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a good game for naturalized Spanish power forward Alexis Montas (202-79) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds. American guard Jahmar Young (196-86, college: N.Mexico St.) contributed with 21 points and 6 assists for the winners. point guard Adris De-Leon (180-84, college: E.Washington) replied with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for Metros STGO. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Huracanes PP maintains third position with 12-7 record having just two points less than leader Metros STGO. Metros STGO at the other side still keeps top place with five games lost. Huracanes PP are looking forward to face Reales LV (#6) in La Vega in the next round. Metros STGO will play on the road against the league's second-placed Indios SFM (#2) in San Francisco and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Sixth-ranked Reales LV (7-12) used its home court advantage to challenge second ranked Indios SFM (13-6) in La Vega. The visitors from San Francisco managed to secure only one-point victory 109-108. However their fans expected much easier game. Naturalized American guard Gerardo Suero (196-89, college: Albany) scored 39 points (!!!) and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Sterling Gibbs chipped in 20 points and 6 assists during the contest. Indios SFM's coach David Diaz allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. The best for the losing side was guard Juan Coronado (193-83) with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 15 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Indios SFM maintains second position with 13-6 record behind leader Metros STGO. Reales LV at the other side keeps the sixth place with 12 games lost. They share the position with Titanes Licey. Indios SFM will play against league's leader Metros STGO in Santiago in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Reales LV will play at home against Huracanes PP (#3) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Santo Domingo: Leones SD (#5) and Soles SD (#8). Leones SD (9-11) smashed visiting Soles SD (5-15) by 17 points 77-60. MJ Rhett notched 18 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the effort. Even a double-double of 22 points and 13 rebounds by Brayan Martinez did not help to save the game for Soles SD. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion maintains fifth position with 9-11 record. Loser Soles SD stay at the bottom place with 15 games lost.
We should not miss a home victory of eighth ranked Soles SD (5-15) over higher ranked Caneros LR (10-9) 87-79. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Caneros LR. The best player for the winners was Brayan Martinez who scored 16 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Soles SD maintains eighth position with 5-15 record. Caneros LR at the other side keeps the fourth place with nine games lost. Soles SD will have a break next round. Caneros LR will play at home against Titanes Licey (#7) and hope to win that game.

Leones SD - Soles SD 77-60

Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Santo Domingo: Leones SD (#5) and Soles SD (#8). Leones SD (9-11) smashed visiting Soles SD (5-15) by 17 points 77-60. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 77-60. Naturalized American MJ Rhett (206-92, college: Mississippi) notched 18 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and American guard Devan Downey (175-87, college: S.Carolina, agency: Octagon Europe) supported him with 12 points. Even a double-double of 22 points and 13 rebounds by power forward Brayan Martinez (203-91) did not help to save the game for Soles SD. Power forward Manuel Guzman (204-82, college: Bemidji St.) added 9 points. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion maintains fifth position with 9-11 record. Loser Soles SD stay at the bottom place with 15 games lost.
Top scorers:
Leones SD: M.Rhett 18+7reb+2ast, D.Downey 12+2reb+2ast, E.Fortuna 10+1reb, G.Acosta 9+4reb+1ast, J.Guerrero 6+5reb+1ast, J.Araujo 5+6reb+2ast
Soles SD: B.Martinez 22+13reb+1ast, M.Guzman 9+3reb+2ast, E.Meran 6+4reb+3ast, R.Tamarez 5+1reb+3ast, P. Martinez 4+5reb+1ast, B.Faulkner 4+4reb
gschID: 546097


Reales LV - Indios SFM 108-109

Sixth-ranked Reales LV (7-12) used its home court advantage to challenge second ranked Indios SFM (13-6) in La Vega. The visitors from San Francisco managed to secure only one-point victory 109-108. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Indios SFM made 21-of-26 charity shots (80.8 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three nailing 14 long-distance shots on high 53.8 percentage. Indios SFM players were unselfish on offense dishing 30 assists. Naturalized American guard Gerardo Suero (196-89, college: Albany) scored 39 points (!!!) and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American guard Sterling Gibbs (188-92, college: Connecticut, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 20 points and 6 assists during the contest. Indios SFM's coach David Diaz allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. The best for the losing side was guard Juan Coronado (193-83) with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 15 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) and American swingman Ollie Bailey (201-85, college: Oklahoma City) scored 22 points and 7 rebounds. Four Indios SFM and five Reales LV players scored in double figures. Indios SFM maintains second position with 13-6 record behind leader Metros STGO. Reales LV at the other side keeps the sixth place with 12 games lost. They share the position with Titanes Licey. Indios SFM will play against league's leader Metros STGO in Santiago in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Reales LV will play at home against Huracanes PP (#3) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Indios SFM: G.Suero 39+3reb+4ast, S.Gibbs 20+3reb+6ast, T.Shannon 13+6reb+1ast, A.Salas Flores 10+10reb+6ast, C.Ruiz 10+1reb+2ast, S.Lawton 7+2reb+7ast
Reales LV: J.Coronado 23+2reb+15ast, O.Bailey 22+7reb, A.Pena 18+6reb+4ast, A.Rodriguez 14+7reb+1ast, S.Encarnacion 12+1ast, J.Bonilla 10+1reb
gschID: 546096


Soles SD - Caneros LR 87-79

We should not miss a home victory of eighth ranked Soles SD (5-15) over higher ranked Caneros LR (10-9) 87-79. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Caneros LR. The hosts were already 14 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 25-19 Caneros LR's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 87-79 at the end of the game. The best player for the winners was power forward Brayan Martinez (203-91) who scored 16 points and 9 rebounds. Power forward Manuel Guzman (204-82, college: Bemidji St.) chipped in 15 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American Trey Gilder (206-85, college: Northwestern St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds and naturalized Spanish Orlando Sanchez (206-88, college: St.John's) added 14 points respectively. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Soles SD maintains eighth position with 5-15 record. Caneros LR at the other side keeps the fourth place with nine games lost. Soles SD will have a break next round. Caneros LR will play at home against Titanes Licey (#7) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Soles SD: B.Martinez 16+9reb+1ast, M.Guzman 15+4reb+3ast, M.Nunez 12+8reb+1ast, L.Imbert 9+1reb+2ast, H.Maldonado 9+2reb+2ast, R.Tamarez 8+6reb+2ast
Caneros LR: T.Gilder 27+10reb+2ast, O.Sanchez 14+2reb+2ast, R.Santana 8+2reb, R.Scott 7+2reb+5ast, L.Payne 5+1reb+1ast, A.Freeman 4+1reb+3ast
gschID: 546095


Huracanes PP - Metros STGO 98-95

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Metros STGO (14-5) in Puerto Plata on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by third ranked Huracanes PP (12-7) 98-95. The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back winning two of next three quarters and won the game by 3 points. Huracanes PP made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Metros STGO turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a good game for naturalized Spanish power forward Alexis Montas (202-79) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds. American guard Jahmar Young (196-86, college: N.Mexico St.) contributed with 21 points and 6 assists for the winners. Four Huracanes PP players scored in double figures. Point guard Adris De-Leon (180-84, college: E.Washington) replied with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and naturalized American forward Angel Nunez (203-91, college: S.Florida) added 15 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Metros STGO. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Huracanes PP maintains third position with 12-7 record having just two points less than leader Metros STGO. Metros STGO at the other side still keeps top place with five games lost. Huracanes PP are looking forward to face Reales LV (#6) in La Vega in the next round. Metros STGO will play on the road against the league's second-placed Indios SFM (#2) in San Francisco and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Huracanes PP: J.Young 21+6ast, K.Beidler 16+3reb+4ast, A.Montas 16+13reb+1ast, A.Jones 13+6reb+6ast, B.Polanco 10+2ast, J.Valdez 7+3reb+5ast
Metros STGO: A.De Leon 19+5reb+6ast, E.Vargas 16+3reb+1ast, A.Nunez 15+9reb+1ast, R.Glenn 11+1reb+3ast, N.Morillo 9+3ast, R.Soliver 9+5reb+5ast
gschID: 546094





Edward Santana claims Dominican Rep. LNB weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced Naturalized Spanish Edward Santana (203-F/C-80) put on an amazing game in the last round for Titanes Licey and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 17.
The 37-year old power forward had a double-double of 28 points and twelve rebounds, while his team crushed Soles SD (#8, 5-14) with 23-point margin 106-83. Titanes Licey maintains the 7th position in Dominican Rep. LNB. Titanes Licey is currently ranked second from the bottom. They need more victories to improve their 7-12 record. In the team's last game Santana had a remarkable 58.3% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Titanes Licey, through which he has constantly improved. Santana has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (6th best: 19.2ppg), rebounds (4th best: 8.6rpg) and averages solid 54.3% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old American forward Aaron Jones (206-F-93) of Huracanes PP. Jones impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 19 points and 17 rebounds. Bad luck as Huracanes PP lost that game 79-86 to slightly higher-ranked Indios SFM (#2, 12-6). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Huracanes PP still maintains its place in the top 3 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 12-7 record is not bad at all. Jones is one of the most experienced players at Huracanes PP and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was American Robert Glenn (203-PF-89) of top-ranked Metros STGO. Glenn scored 27 points. He was a key player of Metros STGO, leading his team to a 98-90 win against the lower-ranked Reales LV (#6, 7-11). Metros STGO confirms their top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 14 victories and 5 lost games. Glenn has a great season in Dominican Republic. After 18 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.4ppg (8th best) and rebounds with 6.9rpg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Elpidio Fortuna (188-G-85) of Leones SD - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Terrence Shannon (203-F-79) of Indios SFM - 18 points and 10 rebounds
6. Adris De Leon (180-PG-84) of Metros STGO - 20 points, 2 rebounds and 8 assists
7. Reggie Hamilton (182-PG-89) of Titanes Licey - 31 points
8. Sterling Gibbs (188-G-92) of Indios SFM - 23 points and 6 assists
9. Devan Downey (175-G-87) of Leones SD - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Adris Rodriguez) of Reales LV - 12 points and 7 rebounds

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



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  EL SALVADOR  


AND1 La Paz lands Anthony Calhoun, ex Ausoles - by Francisco Vega

AND1 La Paz (Libobasquet) tabbed 28-year old American power forward Anthony Calhoun (207-102kg-89, college: Western State Colorado). He played in the summer at Ausoles in Salvadorean Liga Superior. In 6 games he averaged impressive 23.2ppg, 22.5rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg and 2.7bpg. Calhoun also played that season for Cojute (Liga MB) in Salvadorean league where in four games he had 12.0ppg, 9.8rpg, 2.5apg and 1.0spg.
He has played also professionally in ABA (West Michigan Lake Hawks) and PBL (Grand Rapids C.).
Calhoun attended Western State Colorado until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Trent Lockett (ex Sevilla) signs at Unics - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) landed 27-year old American guard Trent Lockett (196-95kg-90, college: Marquette). He played most recently at Betis Energia Plus Sevilla in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 31 games he averaged 11.3ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.5apg and 1.2spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Lockett played at Dolomiti Energia Trento in Italian Serie A where in 32 games he had 11.4ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.8apg and 1.6spg. He helped them to make it to the Italian Cup Semifinals. Lockett also played 22 games in Eurocup where he recorded 11.2ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.7apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
Lockett has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Among other achievements his team was regular season runner-up in Pac-10 in 2010. Lockett received also CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America All-District 8 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
Lockett has played also professionally in Germany (Braunschweig), NBA (Sacramento Kings) and NBA G League (Reno Bighorns).
He attended Marquette University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Unics Kazan roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Keith Langford
Anton Ponkrashov
Evgeny Kolesnikov
Joaquin Colom
Trent Lockett

Forward:
Vladislav Trushkin

Coach: Dimitris Priftis

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Scottie Reynolds (ex Cibona) joins Zenit - by Eurobasket News

Zenit Saint Petersburg (VTB) agreed terms with 30-year old American point guard Scottie Reynolds (188-95kg-87, college: Villanova). He played last season at Cibona in Croatian A1 league. Reynolds managed to play in four leagues last year (!!!). In 21 A1 games he had 8.1ppg, 3.2rpg, 5.6apg (top 3) and 1.6spg (leader !!!). He helped them to make it to the final. Reynolds also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 15.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 9.3apg and 3.5spg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. Reynolds also played 18 games in ABA League where he averaged 10.8ppg, 2.6rpg, 6.9apg and 2.0spg. And finally he contributed to 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 14.3ppg, 2.9rpg, 6.8apg and 1.6spg. Reynolds also spent pre-season at Avtodor that year.
In 2010 he was drafted by Tulsa 66ers (D-League) in first round (13th overall).
Reynolds attended Villanova University and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball. He was voted Eurobasket.com Adriatic League All-Imports Team in 2017.
Reynolds is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit four different continents, while he played in nine different countries. Reynolds tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Israel (Hapoel Holon), Italy (Enel Brindisi and CZG Veroli), Philippines (TNT Ka Tropa), Turkey (Besiktas and Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye), Russia (Krasnie Krilya), Dominican Republic (CDP Domingo Paulino Santiago), Czech Republic (CEZ Nymburk) and D-League (Springfield A.).
On Reynolds: An explosive scorer capable of playing either guard position ... Crafty with the basketball, especially on drives to the basket ... An accomplished 3-point shooter with range well beyond the arc.

Zenit Saint Petersburg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Evgeny Voronov
Scottie Reynolds
Nicolas Laprovittola

Forwards:
Marko Simonovic
Kyle Kuric

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EA7 Armani to sign Andrew Goudelock - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) agreed on terms of contract with 29-year old American guard Andrew Goudelock (190-91kg-88, college: Charleston). He played last season at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv in Israeli Winner League. In 22 games he was third best scorer with impressive 15.3ppg and had 1.9rpg and 3.1apg. Goudelock helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 1st Team and All-Imports Team. Goudelock also played 20 games in Euroleague where he recorded very remarkable stats: 17.3ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.9apg.
Goudelock ended the previous (2015-16) season at the Rockets in NBA. In 10 games he averaged just 2.8ppg. But the most of that year he spent at Xinjiang Flying Tige in Chinese CBA. In 35 games he got high stats: 22.1ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.1spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Honorable Mention.
In 2011 Goudelock was drafted by Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) in second round (46th overall). He attended College of Charleston and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Goudelock won NBA Pacific Division championship title in 2012. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Player of the Year back in 2014.
Goudelock's career allowed him to visit three different continents. He tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. Goudelock has played previously professionally in Russia (Unics Kazan), Turkey (Fenerbahce) and NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce, Los Angeles D-Fenders and Rio Grande Valley Vipers).
On Goudelock: (by Tyler Ingle for NBADraft.net in 2011)
Very energetic offensively ... Hard to defend ... Doesn't waste any time holding the ball, as soon as he receives a pass he looks to make a move ... Good in isolation situations ... Employs an excellent pull-up jump shot with a quick and efficient release ... Is very active without the ball ... Knows how to find openings on the perimeter and set himself up for a catch-and-shoot opportunity. Undersized for a shooting guard at the next level ... Not very skilled in the paint, due to his below average athleticism and size ... Most of his offense comes from the perimeter
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EA7 Emporio Armani Milano roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dairis Bertans
Andrew Goudelock

Forwards:
Vladimir Micov
Amath M'Baye

Center:
Kaleb Tarczewski

Coach: Simone Pianigiani

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Anadolu Efes ink Krunoslav Simon - by Armando Caporaso

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) agreed terms with 32-year old Croatian international swingman Krunoslav Simon (197-102kg-85). He has played for the last two seasons at EA7 Armani in Italian Serie A. In 25 games he had 12.0ppg, 5.1rpg and 2.6apg last season. Simon helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention. Simon also played 21 games in Euroleague where he recorded 11.0ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.9apg and 1.0spg. It was another spectacular season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Simon won Italian SerieA championship title in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Guard of the Year in 2016.
Simon has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2008 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2005.
Simon represented Croatia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 9.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 4.2apg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 25.9%.
Simon has played also professionally in Russia (Lokomotiv), Spain (Unicaja Malaga) and Croatia (KK Zagreb).

Anadolu Efes Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Krunoslav Simon

Forwards:
Derrick Brown
Brock Motum
Ricky Ledo

Center:
Bryant Dunston

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Karam Mashour is a newcomer at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) added to their roster 26-year old international forward Karam Mashour (198-95kg-91, college: Morehead State, agency: Three Eye Sports). He has played for the last two seasons at Bnei Hertzeliyya in the Winner League. In 30 games he recorded 14.2ppg, 10.1rpg, 1.2apg and 1.4spg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Domestic Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team and to the All-Star Game. Mashour also played 9 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged impressive 15.3ppg, 7.0rpg (leader !!!), 1.0apg and 1.6spg.
Mashour's team made it to the OVC Tournament Semifinals in 2015.
He has been also a member of Israeli international program for some years. Mashour has regularly played for Israeli senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2011.
He represented Israel at the European Championships U18 in Metz (France) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.8ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 44.0%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 36.8%.
Mashour graduated from Morehead State in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michael Roll
John DiBartolomeo

Forwards:
Karam Mashour
Jake Cohen

Center:
Alex Tyus

Coach: Arik Shivek

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FC Barcelona could land Rakim Sanders, ex EA7 Armani - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) is in talks to add to their roster 28-year old American swingman Rakim Sanders (193-102kg-89, college: Fairfield) who played last time at EA7 Emporio Armani Milano in Italy. In 30 Serie A games he recorded 10.1ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1spg last season. He helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals. Sanders also played 24 games in Euroleague where he averaged 12.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1spg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Sanders was voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA 2nd Team in 2015 and 2016.
He has played also professionally in Germany (Brose Baskets) and Israel (Galil Gilboa and Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv).
Sanders attended Fairfield University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A true fighter at the SF position. Plays with great energy any moment he's on the court, has good technical skills and versatility, can spend time at the SG and even some at the PF too if necessary.

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Shane Larkin to sign at FC Barcelona - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) have reportedly bolstered their roster with addition of 25-year old American point guard Shane Larkin (180-80kg-92, college: Miami, FL). He played most recently at Baskonia (Liga Endesa). In 37 games he recorded 14.1ppg, 3.1rpg, 4.9apg (top 5) and 1.4spg (in top 5) last season. Larkin helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Great season indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Import Player of the Year and voted to All-Imports Team and voted to 2nd Team. Larkin also played 33 games in Euroleague where he averaged 13.1ppg, 2.7rpg, 5.7apg and 1.3spg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season Larkin played at the Nets in NBA. In 78 games he had 7.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 4.4apg and 1.2spg.
In 2013 Larkin was drafted by Atlanta Hawks (NBA) in first round (18th overall). He attended University of Miami, Florida and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Larkin's college team won ACC Tournament in 2013. He received also HS 6A Player of the Year runner up award back in 2010 and 2011.
Larkin has played previously for three other NBA teams: Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks and Texas Legends.

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FC Barcelona to bring in Rakim Sanders, ex EA7 Armani - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 28-year old American swingman Rakim Sanders (193-102kg-89, college: Fairfield). He has played for the last two years at EA7 Armani in Italian Serie A. In 30 games he averaged 10.1ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1spg last season. Sanders helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals. He also played 24 games in Euroleague where he had 12.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1spg.
Sanders has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA 2nd Team award in 2015 and 2016.
Sanders has played also professionally in Germany (Brose Baskets) and Israel (Galil Gilboa and Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv).
He attended Fairfield University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Sanders' outlook: A true fighter at the SF position. Plays with great energy any moment he's on the court, has good technical skills and versatility, can spend time at the SG and even some at the PF too if necessary.

FC Barcelona Lassa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Thomas Heurtel
Rakim Sanders
Shane Larkin

Forward:
Adam Hanga

Coach: Alfonso Alonso

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Will Cummings (ex Aris) may join Darussafaka - by Eurobasket News

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL) is close to sign 25-year old American guard Will Cummings (188-84kg-92, college: Temple) who played last time at Aris Thessaloniki in Greece. In 31 A1 games he was the best scorer with 14.5ppg and had 3.6rpg, 3.1apg and 1.1spg last season. Cummings helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League 3rd Team. Cummings also played 18 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded very impressive stats: 15.2ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.4apg and 1.6spg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League Honorable Mention.
Cummings ended the previous (2015-16) season at Dolomiti Energia Trento in Italian Serie A. In four games he averaged 9.5ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg. But the most of that year he spent at another team Rio Grande Valley Vipers in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen. In 52 games he got remarkable 20.5ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.7apg and 2.0spg. Cummings contributed to his team winning the D-League Soutwest Division title (twice). It was a very successful season as he was voted to USBasket.com All-D-League 2nd Team, All-Star Game and All-Rookie Team.
Cummings has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He has played also professionally in NBA (Houston Rockets).
Cummings attended Temple University until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

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Othello Hunter (ex Real Madrid) may be added to CSKA Moscow roster - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion CSKA Moscow (VTB) is in talks to sign 31-year old American (has also Liberian passport) power forward Othello Hunter (203-102kg-86, college: Ohio State, agency: David Lee Services) who played last time at Real Madrid in Spain. In 39 Liga Endesa games he averaged 6.2ppg and 3.9rpg last season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Hunter also played 35 games in Euroleague where he had 7.6ppg and 4.5rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the Euroleague Final Four.
The previous (15-16) season Hunter played at Olympiacos in Greek A1. In 31 games he recorded 8.2ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.0spg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com Greek A1 League All-Imports Team. Hunter also played 22 games in Euroleague where he got 9.4ppg and 6.0rpg.
In 2008 Pittsburgh Xplosion selected him as third overall pick in CBA draft.
The former Ohio State staris in his tenth season in pro basketball.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Hunter won Greek League championship title in 2015.
He is a very experienced player. Hunter has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to seven different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Hunter has played previously professionally in China (Golden Stars and Monkey Kings), Italy (Banco di Srd and Mens Sana 1871 Siena), Ukraine (Azovmash), NBA (Atlanta Hawks), Greece (Ilysiakos) and D-League (Springfield A.).
His game is described as: A very good rebounder and scorer, has good post moves and can spend time in the classic center position, with shoulders to the basket. Has yet upside, some expect him to turn NBA material very soon.

CSKA Moscow roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Leo Westermann
Cory Higgins
Maksim Kondakov
Alexandr Khomenko

Forwards:
Andrey Vorontsevich
Will Clyburn
Andrey Lopatin

Center:
Kyle Hines

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Division C. Norway celebrate title in Nicosia - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
Norway - Cyprus 84-53
Norway celebrated Gold medals in Nicosia. They rolled past hosting Cyprus in the title game tonight. Mikal Gjerde (195-G-00) produced 19 points for the winners. Norway accounted for a 38:28 halftime lead. The Scandinavian youngsters went on a 22:15 run in the third term to clear off. They finished the game on a 24:10 run to grab the trophy. Ulrik Stranger-Johannessen (188-PG-99) delivered 15 points for the champions. Polys Iliadis (183-SG-00) responded with 15 points for Cyprus. Avgoustinos Solfroniou had 14 points and 11 boards in the loss.
3-4 Place
Moldova - Malta 61-68
Kurt Cassar (209-C-99) tallied 31 points and 20 rebounds to pace Malta past Moldova in the consolation final. Malta snatched a 21:18 lead after the first term. Moldova grabbed a 33:32 halftime advantage. But Malta quickly regained the lead. They spurred ahead to ensure a 48:45 advantage at the final intermission. Malta sank 20 points in the fourth quarter to ice the win. Nicholas Formosa (173-PG-00) provided 11 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Vadim Bicicov (200-C-99) and Victor Legoshin responded with 20 points each for Moldova.

5-6 Place
Kosovo - Armenia 74-52
Kosovo wrapped up their campaign with a comfortable win over Armenia. Dardan Kapiti (206-F/C-00) and Gazzali Makasqi (188-PG-00) nailed 15 points each to pace the winners. Kosovo dominated from start to finish. They accumulated a 45:26 halftime lead. Kosovo held their opponents to 26 points in the second half and raced to the win. Atik Koshi (189-G-99) chipped in 12 points in the victory. Georgi Shakhnazarov (194-SF-01) responded with 18 points for Armenia.

7-8 Place
Gibraltar - San Marino 59-74
San Marino claimed the 7th position at the tournament. They topped Gibraltar on the final day of action. Giovanni Ugolini (182-F-99) produced 23 points for the winners. San Marino ensured a 30:27 halftime lead. They extended the lead at 5-point mark heading into the fourth quarter. San Marino dropped 26 points in the final stanza to seal the win. Giacomo Pasolini (183-G-99) provided 19 points and 12 rebounds in the victory. Alejandro Garcia (186-G-01) responded with 18 points and 10 rebounds for Gibraltar.



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  FIBA EUROPE CUP  


CSU Sibiu adds Laser to their roster, ex Trefl Sopot - by Eurobasket News

CSU Atlassib Sibiu (Liga Nationala) added to their roster 29-year old American point guard Tyler Laser (185-80kg-88, college: E.Illinois). He played last season at Trefl Sopot in Polish PLK league. In 18 games he recorded 6.2ppg and 1.8apg. Laser also spent pre-season at GSA Amici Pallacanestro Udine (Serie A) in Italian league that year.
He is quite experienced player. Laser has played also professionally in Bulgaria (Levski and Yambol), Cyprus (Apoel, Petrolina AEK Larnaca and Ydra Asfalistiki ENAD Agios Dometios), Greece (Kavala) and Sweden (Solna Vikings).
He attended Eastern Illinois University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Tyler led team in scoring at 11.4 points per game became the 35th player in EIU history to surpass the 1,000 point mark for his career on Nov. 18 against Loyola-Chicago finished season ranked 32nd with 1,087 career points ranks seventh on EIU career list for made 3-pointers (165) and 3-pointers attempted (441) scored in double figures in seven games with season high of 20 at Loyola-Chicago hit 88.5 percent from the free throw line for the season (23-of-26). Junior season Tyler started all 31 games leading the team in scoring at 13.9 points per game first team All-OVC selection second team All-District by NABC led team in minutes played at 32.2 per game shot 44 percent from the floor, 40 percent from 3-point range and 84 percent from free throw line seven games with 20-plus points including a season high 23 against Eureka College had back-to-back seven rebound games against Saint Louis and Jacksonville State ended season with 973 career points, needing just 27 to become 35th EIU player to crack the 1,000 point mark ended season ranking 7th on career list with 150 made 3-pointers and 7th with 391 3-pointers attempted.

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  FINLAND  


Verona tabs Jamal Jones, ex Lapua - by Eurobasket News

Tezenis Verona (Serie A2) inked 24-year old American guard Jamal Jones (203-89kg-93, college: Texas A&M). He played most recently at Lapuan Korikobrat in Finnish Korisliiga. In 39 games he was the best scorer with impressive 21.5ppg and recorded 5.6rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg last season.
The previous (14-15) season Jones played at another team Delaware 87ers in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen where in 46 games he averaged 7.8ppg and 2.8rpg.
Three years ago he was drafted by Delaware 87ers (D-League) in second round (30th overall).
Jones attended Texas A&M University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Among other achievements Jones' team made it to the French ProB Leaders Cup Final Four in 2016. He received also All-JUCO Region 1st Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
Jones has played also professionally in France (Lille Metropole).

Tezenis Verona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Matteo Palermo
Phil Greene_IV
Jamal Jones

Forward:
Mattia Udom

Center:
Marco Maganza

Coach: Luca Dalmonte

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Javontae Hawkins joins Salon Vilpas - by Eurobasket News

Salon Vilpas Vikings (Korisliiga) added to their roster American guard Javontae Hawkins (196-92kg, agency: Two Points). He just graduated from Fordham (NCAA). In 31 games he had 14.0ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.0spg last season.
As mentioned above Hawkins is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
He was named to All-OVC 2nd Team in 2016.

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Racing signs Eric McAlister, ex Korihait - by Eurobasket News

Racing Luxembourg (N2) signed 27-year old American forward Eric McAlister (204-100kg-90, college: Stony Brook). He played last season at Korihait in Finnish Korisliiga. In 20 games he had 9.0ppg and 4.3rpg.
The previous (2016) summer McAlister played at Maroochydore Clippers in Australian QBL where in 10 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.7ppg, 9.8rpg and 1.7apg in 2016 season.
He has played previously professionally in Denmark (Naestved) and France (Vitre).
McAlister attended State University of New York,Stony Brook until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

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Jay Threatt is a newcomer at Denain - by Eurobasket News

Denain ASC Voltaire (ProB) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old American point guard Jay Threatt (180-89, college: Delaware State, agency: KMG Sports Management) from Union Poitiers Basket 86. Threatt managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 21 ProB games in France he recorded 10.7ppg, 3.1rpg, 6.9apg (leader !!!) and 2.0spg (in top 3). Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Honorable Mention. He also played that season for Sopron KC in Hungarian A Division where in 9 games he averaged 14.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 6.2apg and 1.1spg. Threatt also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 10.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 5.2apg and 2.0spg.
Threatt is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Finland (BC Nokia), Germany (MLP Academics Heidelberg), Iceland (Snaefell) and Romania (Phoenix Galati).
Threatt attended Delaware State until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

Denain ASC Voltaire roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pierric Poupet
Jay Threatt
Thomas Bropleh
Kevin Harley
Warren Racine
Mehdy-Sofian Ngouama

Forwards:
Antoine Wallez
Ywen Smock
Charles Abouo

Center:
Jerome Cazenobe

Coach: Remy Valin

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Denain signs Thomas Bropleh - by Eurobasket News

Denain ASC Voltaire (ProB) signed 26-year old American (has also Liberian passport) guard Thomas Bropleh (196-92kg-91, college: Boise State, agency: Duran International). He played last season at Breogan in Spanish LEB Gold. In 16 games he had 11.2ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.3apg and 1.1spg. Bropleh helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention. He also played that season for FC Porto_Ferpinta in Portuguese LPB where in 8 games he recorded 13.3ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.1apg and 2.0spg. Bropleh contributed to his team making it to the cup final.
Two years ago (a year after he left the college) Bropleh was drafted by Texas Legends (D-League) in fifth round (81st overall).
The former Boise State staris in his fourth season in pro basketball.
He has played also professionally in Germany (Uni Baskets).

Denain ASC Voltaire roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pierric Poupet
Thomas Bropleh
Kevin Harley
Warren Racine
Mehdy-Sofian Ngouama

Forwards:
Antoine Wallez
Ywen Smock
Charles Abouo

Center:
Jerome Cazenobe

Coach: Remy Valin

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Pau-Lacq-Orthez adds Horton to their roster, ex Telekom Bsk - by Eurobasket News

Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez (ProA) added to their roster 28-year old American forward Ken Horton (199-90kg-89, college: Central Connecticut State). He played last season at Telekom Bsk in German BBL league. In 33 games he recorded 10.8ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention. Horton also played 15 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 14.7ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.1apg and 1.4spg. He helped them to make it to the FIBA Europe Cup Semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Horton played at BBC Bayreuth (also in BBL). In 34 games he had 12.4ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.1apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Horton was voted NABC Division I All-District 18 1st Team back in 2011 and 2012 at his college time.
Horton is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Latin America, Australia and of course North America) in five different countries. Horton has played previously professionally in Australia (Ballarat Miners), Cyprus (Apollon), Finland (Joensuun_Kataja), Mexico (Huracanes) and France (SO Maritime Boulogne).
He attended Central Connecticut State until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Taquan Dean
Yannick Bokolo
Chris Dowe
Elie Okobo

Forwards:
Jean-Michel Mipoka
Ken Horton
Vitalis Chikoko
Leopold Cavaliere

Center:
Alain Koffi

Coach: Serge Crevecoeur

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RAC Basket keeps Gourari for another season - by Eurobasket News

Rueil Athletic Club Basket (NM1) re-signed 28-year old forward Karim Gourari (204-89). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 40 NM1 games he averaged 10.2ppg, 8.0rpg (#4 in the league), 4.1apg and 1.6spg last season. Gourari helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 3rd Team.
Gourari won French NM2 Group D championship title in 2011.
He has played previously for Aix Maurienne.

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Gaziantep inks Cameron Clark, ex Chalon - by Eurobasket News

Gaziantep Basketbol (BSL) agreed terms with 26-year old American swingman Cameron Clark (201-95kg-91, college: Oklahoma). He played last season at ES Chalon-Sur-Saone in French ProA. In 44 games he was the best scorer with impressive 17.5ppg and averaged 5.8rpg and 2.2apg. Clark helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Forward of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team. Clark also played 20 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had very remarkable stats: 20.0ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.8apg. He contributed to his team making it to the cup final. It was another spectacular season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup Player of the Year, Import of the Year and named to 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season Clark played at Ironi Nahariya (Winner League) in Israel. In 33 games he recorded high stats: 15.5ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.5apg and 1.2spg. And one more great season too as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention.
Clark has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
He has played also professionally in Italy (Vanoli Cremona).
Clark attended University of Oklahoma until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
He could be described: True height is not more than 6-6, can spend time in both 3 and 4 positions, has great athleticism and leaping ability.

Gaziantep Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Erolcan Cinko
Can_Ugur Ogut
Cameron Clark

Forwards:
D.J. White
Orhan Haciyeva

Coach: Stefanos Dedas

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Le Portel signs Trae Golden, ex Chieti - by Eurobasket News

ESSM Le Portel Cote d'Opale (ProA) signed 26-year old American guard Trae Golden (189-93kg-91, college: Georgia Tech). He played last season at Proger BLS Chieti in Italian Serie A2. In 37 games he was third best scorer with impressive 22.7ppg and averaged 3.7rpg and 4.5apg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Golden played at Etha in Cypriot Division A where in 18 games he was the best scorer with remarkable 22.1ppg and had 4.7rpg, 7.1apg (leader !!!) and 1.2spg. Golden helped them to make it to the Cypriot Cup Semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League 3rd Team and to the All-Star Game. Golden also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded high stats: 16.2ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.8apg and 1.7spg.
Golden's team was regular season runner-up in SEC in 2012.
He has played also professionally in Finland (Lapuan_Korikobrat).
Golden attended Georgia Tech until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

ESSM Le Portel Cote d'Opale roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mohamed Hachad
Jessie Begarin
Benoit Mangin
Tweety Carter
Trae Golden
Alex Barraud

Forwards:
Jean-Victor Traore
Franklin Hassell

Centers:
Dinma Odiakosa
Jakim Donaldson

Coach: Eric Girard

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Pau-Lacq-Orthez signs Kyan Anderson, ex Bayreuth - by Eurobasket News

Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez (ProA) signed 25-year old American point guard Kyan Anderson (180-79kg-92, college: TCU, agency: Pensack Sports). He played last season at medi Bayreuth in German BBL league. In 36 games he had 12.0ppg, 1.7rpg, 3.6apg and 1.5spg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Anderson played at Okapi Aalstar (Scooore League) in Belgium where in 39 games he recorded very remarkable stats: 15.9ppg, 1.5rpg and 3.2apg. He helped them to make it to the final. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Honorable Mention.
Anderson was voted All-MWC Freshman of the Year back in 2012 at his college time.
Anderson graduated from Texas Christian University in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Taquan Dean
Yannick Bokolo
Chris Dowe
Kyan Anderson
Elie Okobo

Forwards:
Jean-Michel Mipoka
Ken Horton
Vitalis Chikoko
Leopold Cavaliere

Center:
Alain Koffi

Coach: Serge Crevecoeur

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Limoges land Kenneth Hayes, ex Demir IBB - by Eurobasket News

Limoges CSP Elite (ProA) landed 30-year old American point guard Kenneth Hayes (188-79kg-87, college: Miami, OH, agency: BeoBasket). He played most recently at Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket in Turkish BSL league. In 29 games he averaged impressive 16.4ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.6apg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game. Hayes also played 14 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 14.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.7apg and 1.1spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup Honorable Mention.
Part of previous (2015-16) season Hayes spent at Unicaja Malaga in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 9 games he recorded 9.2ppg and 1.8apg. The other team Hayes played shortly was BK Astana in Kazakhstan league. In 6 FIBA Europe Cup games he got remarkable 19.3ppg, 2.5rpg and 6.3apg. He also played 20 games in VTB United League where he got high stats: 17.1ppg, 1.6rpg and 4.2apg.
In 2010 Hayes was drafted by Maine Red Claws (D-League) in second round (7th overall).
He attended Miami University, Ohio and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
Hayes has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Among other achievements he received USBasket.com All-D-League Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2012.
Hayes is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life on four different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Hayes has played previously professionally in Israel (Galil Gilboa and Maccabi Ashdod), Italy (Vanoli Cremona), Venezuela (Trotamundos) and NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A guard who can play well in both low tempo and up-tempo game. Gives his best out from screens and in pick and roll situations, but knows how to hit the basket if left open on the perimeter, even from behind the 3pt arch. A good ball passeer, he also defends hard.

Limoges CSP Elite roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kenneth Hayes
Jean-Baptiste Maille
Axel Bouteille

Forwards:
Jean-Frederic Morency
Brian Conklin
William Howard

Center:
Timothee Bazille

Coach: Kyle Milling

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @pedjamateric)

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Evreux keeps Walker for another season - by Eurobasket News

ALM Evreux Basket (ProB) re-signed 28-year old American guard Caleb Walker (194-91kg-89, college: Nebraska). He was a team leader there last season. In 39 ProB games he averaged impressive 15.2ppg, 5.1rpg, 2.5apg and 1.4spg. Walker helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com French ProB All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Team FOG Naestved in Danish Ligaen where in 34 games he was fifth best scorer with remarkable 19.9ppg and recorded 5.8rpg, 2.7apg and 1.7spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com Danish Ligaen All-Imports Team and Honorable Mention.
Walker has played previously professionally in Germany (White Wings) and Tunisia (Stade Nabeulien).
He attended University of Nebraska until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

ALM Evreux Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Theo Leon
Caleb Walker
Xavier Moon
Thomas Dolomingo

Forwards:
Lamine Kante
Steeve Ho_You_Fat
Damien Bouquet
Kevin Lavieille

Centers:
Kevin Corre
Papa Beye
Ruphin Kayembe

Coach: Fabrice Lefrancois

By Eurobasket Data Center

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St Chamond lands Tanner McGrew - by Eurobasket News

Saint Chamond Basket Valle du Gier (ProB) tabbed 24-year old American forward Tanner McGrew (203-113kg-93, college: West Virginia Wesleyan, agency: Duran International). He plays in the summer at South West Metro Pirates in Australian QBL. In 12 games he averaged impressive 22.2ppg, 12.2rpg and 3.4apg. The last season McGrew played at SISU Copenhagen in Danish Ligaen where in 37 games he had very remarkable stats: 16.6ppg, 10.5rpg, 3.4apg and 1.2spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Danish Ligaen Forward of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team. He was a member of USA Senior National Team two years ago.
McGrew graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Saint Chamond Basket Valle du Gier roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jonathan Hoyaux
Matthieu Guichard
Juwan Staten
Erwan Ruiz
Matteo Legat

Forwards:
Jean-Stephane Rinna
Guy_Landry Edi
Tanner McGrew
Baba Samake

Center:
Grismay Paumier

Coach: Alain Thinet

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Valencia keeps Thomas for another season - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) re-signed 31-year old American (has also Georgian passport) power forward Will Thomas (203-100kg-86, agency: Two Points). He played there last season. In 43 Liga Endesa games he averaged 6.7ppg and 4.3rpg. Thomas helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). He also played 23 games in Eurocup where he had 6.3ppg and 4.4rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Thomas played at Unicaja Malaga. In 36 Liga Endesa games he recorded 8.1ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg. He contributed in the Supercup final. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa 3rd Team. Thomas also played 24 games in Euroleague where he got 8.1ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.2apg.
Thomas has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Georgian League Forward of the Year award back in 2012.
Thomas is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Oostende and Liege Basket), Italy (Scandone Avellino), Turkey (Pinar Karsiyaka) and Georgia (Mgzavrebi).

Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Antoine Diot
Guillem Vives
Andres Rico

Forwards:
Aaron Doornekamp
Fernando San_Emeterio
Will Thomas
Bojan Dubljevic
Alberto Abalde

Center:
Tryggvi Hlinason

Coach: Jesus Vidorreta

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Openjobmetis VA tabs Cameron Wells, ex Giessen 46ers - by Eurobasket News

Openjobmetis Varese (Serie A) inked 29-year old American point guard Cameron Wells (186-94kg-88, college: Citadel). He has played for the last three years at Giessen 46ers in German BBL league. In 33 games he averaged 14.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.0apg and 1.2spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
Wells has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Among other achievements he won German 2.Bundesliga Pro A championship title in 2015. Wells received also NABC Division I All-District 22 1st Team award back in 2010 and 2011 at his college time.
Wells has played previously professionally also in Holland (Zwolle).
He attended Citadel until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

Openjobmetis Varese roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Cameron Wells
Antabia Waller
Matteo Tambone

Forwards:
Nicola Natali
Norvel Pelle
Giancarlo Ferrero
Stan Okoye
Aleksa Avramovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Pau-Lacq-Orthez adds Horton to their roster, ex Telekom Bsk - by Eurobasket News

Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez (ProA) added to their roster 28-year old American forward Ken Horton (199-90kg-89, college: Central Connecticut State). He played last season at Telekom Bsk in German BBL league. In 33 games he recorded 10.8ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention. Horton also played 15 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 14.7ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.1apg and 1.4spg. He helped them to make it to the FIBA Europe Cup Semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Horton played at BBC Bayreuth (also in BBL). In 34 games he had 12.4ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.1apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Horton was voted NABC Division I All-District 18 1st Team back in 2011 and 2012 at his college time.
Horton is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Latin America, Australia and of course North America) in five different countries. Horton has played previously professionally in Australia (Ballarat Miners), Cyprus (Apollon), Finland (Joensuun_Kataja), Mexico (Huracanes) and France (SO Maritime Boulogne).
He attended Central Connecticut State until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Taquan Dean
Yannick Bokolo
Chris Dowe
Elie Okobo

Forwards:
Jean-Michel Mipoka
Ken Horton
Vitalis Chikoko
Leopold Cavaliere

Center:
Alain Koffi

Coach: Serge Crevecoeur

By Eurobasket Data Center

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David Taylor (Gotha) I Know I Will Have To Prove Myself - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

David Taylor (190-G-95, college: Pacific) is a 22 year old 190cm guard that was born in Bayreuth and grew up in Eckersdorf, Germany. He started his basketball career with the BBC Bayreuth 2 (2.Regionalliga) team in 2009. He then played two seasons with the Nuernberger Basketball Club from 2010-2012 getting his first taste of pro B ball at age 15 and pro A ball at age 16. He then moved to TSV Troester Breitenguessbach (ProB) in 2013 where he played 16 games averaging 6.9ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.7apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 41.2%, 3PT: 29.0%, FT: 73.7%, played also at Troester Cybex Breitenguessbach U19 team (NBBL). He moved to the United States in 2013 to Pacific (NCAA) where he played until 2017 playing a total of 104 NCAA games. His most productive season was his second where he played 31 games averaging 7.9ppg, 1.7rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 40.9%, 3PT: 35.9%, FT: 80.6%. he spoke to Eurobasket about basketball

David thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. Where are you at the moment and how has your summer been?

I am still in Stockton California right now working on my individual skill work and body. It's been a productive summer so far getting my body ready for this up coming season.


Your last NCAA game was on Feb 25th and you got signed on June 13th by BBL team Gotha. You had a lot of time from then until now. How was the whole transfer period for you? Was going to a BBL team one of your big goals?

After the NCAA season I talked to a lot of people who wanted to help me in the process of finding the right opportunity for me. It took a while because I wanted to make sure it was the right option for me and I found a good fit with Gotha. Yes playing in the BBL was always a goal of mine. Now that I am part of a first league team I will work even harder to help my team succeed.


How important was it that a Wolfgang Heyder is with Gotha and the team is going in a very youth direction wanting to develop German talent?

I think it is great that Wolfgang is a part of the team. I have known him for a long time now and he is one of the people I respect a lot.


You dad played with Bamberg 12 years ago and won the BBL title. When do you remember having that first encounter with Wolfgang Heyder? Did he already come over as a dominant and intelligent basketball mind when you were a kid?

Yes since my dad first played for Bamberg I met Wolfgang Heyder he was always one of the smartest basketball minds in Germany and it will be an honor playing in his organization.


You come into a situation with Gotha coming from the NCAA where you didn't put up the huge stats, but showed signs of brilliance when you had the minutes. What kind of role do you see yourself having and do you think that you could become an impact player down the road?

I know I will have to prove myself. I am ready for a challenge and hope can have a good and positive impact on the teams success.


You're a guard that can fill up the stat sheet. What is your biggest strength and if you had to compare your game to an NBA player who would you compare yourself too?

I know I'm an athletic player who can use my body to my advantage offensively and defensively, while having developed a consistent shot. I would compare myself with a CJ McCollum or Monta Ellis.

How much of a role model is your father Derrick? Has he been more a help on the basketball side or the mental side and how has he helped you most?

My dad was always my greatest role model. I always looked up to him. But he's also my biggest supporter on and off the court. He helps me more on the mental aspect of the game.


You played your first Pro B game at age 15 in 2010 for your father Derrick who was head coach. Back then you played with veterans Will Chavis and ex NBA player of the Denver Nuggets Eric Washington. You played three minutes and scored a bucket. What do you remember from this game and that first basket?

My first pro b game is a faint memory but I can imagine I was excited. It was fun playing against and with my German colleagues. And I would hope my game improved a lot in those past 7 years lol

In that season you also lost in a 3 game playoff series to Ehingen. Ehingen is known for being able to develop young German talent. In that game you faced off against young Germans like Mario Blessing, Malik Mueller, Akeem Vargas and Kevin Bright. When you look back to then and see how your game has developed in the last 7 years are you happy?

It was a great experience playing with the older guys learning from them. I think it helped me learn the importance of competing and that working hard alone isn't always enough.


The next season you played for TSV Troester Breitenguessbach (ProB) playing 16 games averaging 6.9ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.7apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 41.2%, 3PT: 29.0%, FT: 73.7%. You played with two very talented big men with Johanes Richter and Johannes Thiemann. Both didn't get a chance with Bamberg and left. Richter was never to fully be able to make his break through in Frankfurt and Bonn while Thiemann did in Ludwigsburg. How surprised are you that Richter is still looking for his break through and how confident are you that he will make it now in Gotha?

Johannes Richter as well as Thiemann are two very talented players with a lot of potential. I'm positive that Richter will be able to make his break through in Gotha with a great coaching staff behind us.

You had a 4 year career at Pacific (NCAA) playing 109 games. When you look back at your career what do you feel was most beneficial in your 4 year career that made you a better player?

Going to the USA playing college basketball helped me see the game from a different perspective learning a different style of play which I can incorporate into the European style.


In 2015 I interviewed your ex teammate at Pacific (NCAA) Andrew Bock and he said this about you. 'David Taylor is very talented and is getting that feel for the NCAA. He is very fast and this year is learning to control his speed. He is very humble and he also has a big future'. How did he help your game as you came in as a freshman at the guard position and he was finishing as a senior?

Andrew is a great guy, we are both still in contact today. He helped me a lot adjusting to the new playing style and system.


You had head coach Ron Verlin for your first three years, but in your last year had ex NBA player Damon Stoudamire. This was his first job as a head coach after being an assistant with the Memphis Grizzlies and Memphis (NCAA) and Arizona (NCAA). How was he able to give you that last key touch in grooming and preparing you best for a professional career?

Damon Stoudamire did a great job for it being his first year at the head coach position. His knowledge of the game especially of the guard position really helped and I wish I had more time to learn more.

You battled TJ Wallace for 4 years at Pacific in practice. How did he help make you better as a player and how bright is his future? Could you see him playing in Germany?

Me and TJ battled everyday over the last four years. He also is a great guy and teammate. I think his future is bright if he sets his mind to it and would be fun playing against him on opposing teams for a twist.

Who was the toughest player that you battled in the NCAA that is in the NBA now?


I think the Cameron Payne from the Thunders was one of the toughest match ups I had, but I gave him a good fight.


If you had to construct your own NBA Rushmore, which 4 heads would you choose?

would want to play with LeBron, KD, Deandre Jordan, and CP3.


If Lebron wins a fourth NBA title, where will he stand at the moment in the never ending debate with the best of all-time?

LeBron is one of the greatest ever as of right now but if he wins another championship he could take MJs crown for being the best.


Where do you rank Kevin Garnett with the best power forwards that ever played the game?

KG is really good I would rank him under the top 7 best power forwards ever.


Klay Thompson recently hit 60 points in 29 minutes touching the ball for only 90 seconds. Where does this performance rank with you?


Klay is one of the best shooters and displayed one of the best shooting performances ever.

One always talks about Lebron and Curry, but one has to mention Russell Westbrook. He is averaging triple double stats at the moment. Is he stat wise the best player in the world right now?


Stat wise you can arguably say that he is the best but you can never count out James Harden's stat lines either.


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


Lonzo Ball is a good hooper. I don't know how well his game will translate in the NBA. I'm curious to find out though.


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


I think at times Russell Westbrook was a little to focused on getting his stat line instead of playing the right way.


What was the last movie that you saw?

The last movie I watched was Wonder Woman.


Thanks David for the chat.




The Rostock Seawolves Add Dennis Teucher Until 2019 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The Rostock Seawolves have secured the rights to Dennis Teucher (200-F/G-96) for the next two years giving him a contract. Dennis Teucher is a 21 year old 201cm forward that last season played for RSV Eintracht Stahnsdorf (ProB) playing 22 games averaging 7.7ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 49.2%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 76.7%, played also at RSVE Teltow/Kleinm./Stahnsdorf 2 (2.Regionalliga): 7 games: 8.9ppg. "Dennis is still young and has a great attitude. His grit, fighting play and mobiity should help us on defense. I am happy that he is coming to Rostock for the next step", stressed head coach Ralf Rehberger.

Last season in the Pro B north, Teucher scored in double figures seven times. Some of his bests coring games included a 18 point effort in the win against his future team Rostock as well as 12 point games against Itzehoe and Bochum. He also produced a 11 point and seven rebound game in a win against Rist Wedel. The German started his basketball career with the DBV Charlottenburg/TuS Lichterfelde 2 (2.Regionalliga). In the 2014-2015 season with DBV Charlottenburg/TuS Lichterfelde (Regionalliga), he played 16 games: averaging 4.8ppg, 2.2rpg, played also for U19 team (NBBL). In 2015-2016 he moved to RSV Eintracht Stahnsdorf (ProB) playing 21 games averaging 1.5ppg, 1.3rpg.

Source:Rostock Seawolves



German U-20 National Team Nominated - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

German national U-20 head coach Henrik Rodl has announced his roster for the upcoming European championships in Greece on the island Crete from July 11-24th. Germany will meet Sweden, the Czech Republic and Greece in the first round. The following players were nominated. Georg Beyschlag (FC Bayern Munich), Richard Freudenberg (206-F-98, agency: Octagon Europe) (FRAPORT SKYLINERS), Haris Hujic (TSG Westerstede/Baskets Akademie Weser-Ems/Oldenburger TB), Karim Jallow (FC Bayern Munich), Niklas Kiel (FRAPORT SKYLINERS), David Kramer (BB Ulm/Neu-Ulm/ratiopharm ulm/Orange Academy), Leon Kratzer (s.Oliver Wuerzburg), Lucien Schmikale (Baskets Akademie Weser-Ems/Oldenburger TB), Tim Schneider (ALBA Berlin/Lok Bernau), Moritz Wagner (University of Michigan/USA), Lukas Wank (s.Oliver Wuerzburg), Garai Zeeb (FRAPORT SKYLINERS/Juniors Frankfurt).

Source:DBB



The Dragons Rhondorf Welcome KJ Sherrill - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Last season the Dragons Rhondorf had one of the top big men in the Pro B with Aaron Nelson who tore up the league every weekend producing double doubles and making it look as easy Russell Westbrook making triple doubles, but this season the club will hope that KJ Sherrill (203-PF-91, college: Augusta) will be able to pick up the void left by the absence of the Big Dawg Nelson. Sherrill is a 26 year old 203cm forward that was born in Queens, New York and grew up in North Carolina and will be going into his third professional season. Last season in his second season he played for the Hertener Loewen Basketball (Germany-Regionalliga) playing 18 games averaging 14.8ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 53.3%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 68.4%. The American has already displayed his basketball talent in the German Pro A and should be able to be a force in the Pro B. "I am happy that we could win KJ for our program. He is a very versatile offensive player that can guard both big positions and has experience in Germany. He always played for the team and supported it and had that team spirit which we want to present this season. He fell off the radar a bit, but he will surprise many positively with his attitude and qualities. He will harmonize well with our German big men and bring that balance to the rotation", stressed head coach Thomas Adelt.He was very consistent last season scoring in double figures in all 18 games with Herten and produced five double doubles. His best games included a 25 point game against Frintop, 21 point 10 rebound effort against Dorsten and 20 point game against Hagen Haspe.

Sherrill started his basketball career in 2009 with Charlotte (NCAA) where he played for three seasons playing a total of 75 games and his best season was his second when he played 20 games averaging 6.5ppg, 3.7rpg, FGP: 45.9%, FT: 68.4%. He transfered to Augusta St. (NCAA2) in 2013 and played 32 games averaging 14.7ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 55.7%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 76.7. He started his professional basketball career in 2014 with the Cuxhaven BasCats (Germany-ProA) playing 27 games averaging 7.9ppg, 4.3rpg, FGP: 48.0%, 3PT: 38.2%, FT: 60.8%In his season with Cuxhaven he scored in double figures four times including a 24 point game against Ehingen and 16 point game against Science City Jena. Awards and acheievements in his basketball career have been PeachBelt East Division Regular Season Runner-Up -14, PeachBelt Tournament Semifinals -14, All-PeachBelt 1st Team -14, NABC NCAA D2 All-Southeast Region 2nd Team -14, and Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga West Honorable Mention -17.

Source:Dragon Rhondorf








Pau-Lacq-Orthez signs Kyan Anderson, ex Bayreuth - by Eurobasket News

Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez (ProA) signed 25-year old American point guard Kyan Anderson (180-79kg-92, college: TCU, agency: Pensack Sports). He played last season at medi Bayreuth in German BBL league. In 36 games he had 12.0ppg, 1.7rpg, 3.6apg and 1.5spg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Anderson played at Okapi Aalstar (Scooore League) in Belgium where in 39 games he recorded very remarkable stats: 15.9ppg, 1.5rpg and 3.2apg. He helped them to make it to the final. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Honorable Mention.
Anderson was voted All-MWC Freshman of the Year back in 2012 at his college time.
Anderson graduated from Texas Christian University in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Taquan Dean
Yannick Bokolo
Chris Dowe
Kyan Anderson
Elie Okobo

Forwards:
Jean-Michel Mipoka
Ken Horton
Vitalis Chikoko
Leopold Cavaliere

Center:
Alain Koffi

Coach: Serge Crevecoeur

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Giorgos Moukas (ex Kavala) signs at BG Hagen - by Chris Mammides

BG Hagen (Regionalliga) landed 28-year old Greek forward Giorgos Moukas (198-89). He played most recently at Enosi Kalathosfairisis Kavalas in Greek A2 league. In 30 games he averaged 4.6ppg and 2.7rpg last season.
Moukas has played also professionally for other Greek teams like Koroivos and Titanes.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GHANA  


Magic, Braves clinch wins in rain hit Accra League - by Yaw Mintah

Just two games have been played across three divisions in the Accra Basketball League this past week due to heavy rains that forced league executives to postpone the games.
Magic took care of Ghana Navy with a 66-53 win preventing Navy from picking up its first points of this season despite leading the first half 28-25.

However, an 11 point showing from Magic Guard Ibrahim Mohammed proved the turning point in the game as Tudu wiped out the deficit and won quite comfortably down the stretch. For Magic, the win over Navy is the team's fourth straight win since the second round commenced. On the other hand, Navy is yet to win a game this season losing all 11 games played.

Braves on the other hand, had little problems putting away Division I debutants Adenta Leopards as the defending league champions led from start to finish. A three point barrage from Braves in the third quarter put Customs in a huge lead with the likes of Baniba Dodzie, Daniel Aryee and Abdul Alhassan scoring from deep.

The efforts of Point Guard Edem Quist from the three point line were admirable as it prevented the game from ending the way it did the last time both teams played which ended 100-46 for Braves.

Both games were honored after showers soaked the Lebanon House Court forcing DC Dynamics game against Fire Service in the outstanding game to be called off on a night that also had After 7's tie against Tema Shepherds in the Veteran's League also called off.

Fire Service's game against University of Ghana and Ghana Navy's tie against Tudu Galaxy in the Women's Division also postponed.Games are frequently halted at this time of the season due to heavy rains that fall during this period.



Brimah, Bentil left out of Summer League openers - by Yaw Mintah

Ghana duo Ben Bentil and Amida Brimah have missed out on action on the opening day of this year's Las Vegas Summer League. Bentil's San Antonio Spurs got piped 74-75 by Miami Heat with the Combo Forward not featuring in the game despite a good start to the tournament in Utah.

At the Utah Summer League, the former Providence College standout registered five points and two rebounds in nine minutes. However, he missed the last two games against Boston Celtics and Philadelphia Sixers before the team flew to Las Vegas. This is Bentil's second time at the games following his debut season last year after becoming the first Ghana born player to be drafted into the NBA.

Center Amida Brimah was hoping to make a big first impression for Chicago Bulls against Dallas Mavericks after going undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft. However, his route to landing a spot for the upcoming season on the main team has become much harder following his absence in the Bulls 75-91 loss to Dallas.

The former University of Connecticut shot blocker was the entire game from the bench as an unused substitute in a game the likes of this year's number seven draft pick Lauri Markannen scored 14 points. With games lined up in the coming days, both men will be hoping for better luck.

Bentil played two seasons at Providence College and averaged 21 points in his sophomore year before getting drafted by Boston Celtics in the 2016 NBA Draft. He finished his first professional year with Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the NBA G-League after a two month stint with Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers in China.



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Lavrio keeps Kaklamanakis for another season - by Eurobasket News

GS Lavrio (A1) re-signed 23-year old center Dimitrios Kaklamanakis (205-94). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 28 A1 games he recorded 4.1ppg and 2.0rpg last season.
Kaklamanakis has played previously for three other teams: Peristeri GS Athens, Olympiacos and Ilysiakos.

GS Lavrio roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dimitris Verginis
Zamal Nixon
Doron Lamb
McKenzie Moore

Forwards:
Ioannis Kouzeloglou
D.J. Johnson
Dionysios Giannakopoulos

Centers:
Michalis Perakis
Dimitrios Kaklamanakis

Coach: Christos Serellis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Will Cummings (ex Aris) may join Darussafaka - by Eurobasket News

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL) is close to sign 25-year old American guard Will Cummings (188-84kg-92, college: Temple) who played last time at Aris Thessaloniki in Greece. In 31 A1 games he was the best scorer with 14.5ppg and had 3.6rpg, 3.1apg and 1.1spg last season. Cummings helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League 3rd Team. Cummings also played 18 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded very impressive stats: 15.2ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.4apg and 1.6spg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League Honorable Mention.
Cummings ended the previous (2015-16) season at Dolomiti Energia Trento in Italian Serie A. In four games he averaged 9.5ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg. But the most of that year he spent at another team Rio Grande Valley Vipers in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen. In 52 games he got remarkable 20.5ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.7apg and 2.0spg. Cummings contributed to his team winning the D-League Soutwest Division title (twice). It was a very successful season as he was voted to USBasket.com All-D-League 2nd Team, All-Star Game and All-Rookie Team.
Cummings has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He has played also professionally in NBA (Houston Rockets).
Cummings attended Temple University until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kavala adds Pappas to their roster - by Chris Mammides

Enosi Kalathosfairisis Kavalas (A2) added to their roster 26-year old power forward Grigoris Pappas (205-91). He played last season at Karditsas in the B. Pappas helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in B Division. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Greek B League 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Holargos (also in B).
Pappas won Greek B Division South Group championship title in 2013.
He represented Greece at the European Championships U20 in Bilbao (Spain) six years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 1.0ppg.
Pappas has played previously for three other teams: Marousi, Panerythraikos and Psychiko.

Enosi Kalathosfairisis Kavalas roster for 2017-2018:

Haris Plioukas
Grigoris Pappas
Dimitris Athanasiadis
Iason Pantopoulos
Andreas Karapiperidis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Giorgos Moukas (ex Kavala) signs at BG Hagen - by Chris Mammides

BG Hagen (Regionalliga) landed 28-year old Greek forward Giorgos Moukas (198-89). He played most recently at Enosi Kalathosfairisis Kavalas in Greek A2 league. In 30 games he averaged 4.6ppg and 2.7rpg last season.
Moukas has played also professionally for other Greek teams like Koroivos and Titanes.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Anatolia signs Sotiris Karapostolou - by Chris Mammides

SAAK Anatolia (B) signed experienced 39-year old shooting guard Sotiris Karapostolou (195-78, college: S.New Hampshire). The last time (13-15) he played at Enosi Kalathosfairisis Kavalas in Greek A2 league. Karapostolou missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Karapostolou won Greek A2 championship title in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com Greek A2 All-Defensive Team back in 2014.
Karapostolou has played previously professionally also in Cyprus (Keravnos) and Greece (Aris, AEK Athens, Iraklis, Panellinios and Marousi).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Anatolia.
Karapostolou attended Southern New Hampshire University until 2003 and it will be his 15th (!!!) season as a professional player.

SAAK Anatolia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sotiris Karapostolou
Lefteris Galanidis
Theodoros Protoulis
Marios Poulianitis

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Karditsas sign Dimitrios Kompodietas - by Chris Mammides

AS Karditsas (B) signed 32-year old guard Dimitrios Kompodietas (195-85). He played last season at Doukas in the A2. In 29 games he had 5.4ppg and 1.8rpg. B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Kompodietas helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Faros (also in A2) where in 30 games he recorded 5.8ppg and 1.3rpg. Kompodietas contributed to his team winning the A2 Play-Off title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place. They also made it to the Cup final (twice).
He represented Greece at the World Military Championships in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) six years ago.
Kompodietas has played previously for seven other teams: Peristeri GS Athens, Pagrati, Panellinios, Ilysiakos, Alimos, Ano Liosia and Ilysiakos.

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Athanasios Tsiaves signs at AE Larissas - by Chris Mammides

AE Larissas 1964 (A2) landed 24-year old point guard Athanasios Tsiaves (190-93). He was about to sign at Charilaos Trikoupis Mesologiou in the B. The last season Tsiaves played at Xanthis (C).
Among other achievements he was selected to Eurobasket.com All- B League Co-Newcomer of the Year in 2016.
Tsiaves has played previously for two other teams: GS Larissas and Asteras Larissas.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kavala signs Dionisios Kapiniaris - by Chris Mammides

Enosi Kalathosfairisis Kavalas (A2) signed 26-year old guard Dionisios Kapiniaris (185-91). He played last season at Ionikos Nikaias (B).
The previous (15-16) season Kapiniaris played at Enosi (also in B).
He represented Greece at the World Military Championships in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) six years ago.
Kapiniaris has played previously for four other teams: Ilysiakos, Ikaroi Serron, Psychiko and Kymis.
He could be described: Sakis (as the friends call him) is a guard who can play both positions, point or off guard. Great penetrator who has good court vision and can really dish the ball. A guard with great quickness and the ability to create shots for himself and his team-mates...Takes pride in his defense as he is a very hard working player who adores basketball and is very coachable too, a player that could lead his team in many a ways.

Enosi Kalathosfairisis Kavalas roster for 2017-2018:

Haris Plioukas
Grigoris Pappas
Dimitris Athanasiadis
Dionisios Kapiniaris
Iason Pantopoulos
Andreas Karapiperidis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Athanasios Bolatoglou signs at Enosi - by Chris Mammides

AO Enosi ILIOU (C) landed 19-year old small forward Athanasios Bolatoglou (198-98). He has played for the last three years at Ionikos Nikaias in the B. C will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Bolatoglou represented Greece at the European Championships U18 in Samsun (Turkey) last year. His stats at that event were 2 games: 0pts, 1.5rpg.

AO Enosi ILIOU roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giannis Bellas
Odyseas Bellas

Forwards:
Christos Skalomenos
Athanasios Bolatoglou
Aris Fountas
Theodoris Panousopoulos

Center:
Kostas Mantalvanos

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Kolossos H Hotels tab Malcolm Griffin, ex Liepaja/Triobet - by Chris Mammides

Kolossos H Hotels (A1) inked 26-year old American guard Malcolm Griffin (193-95kg-91, college: Fresno Pacific, agency: Higher Vision Sports). He played most recently at Liepaja/Triobet in Latvian LBL league. In 24 games he averaged 14.4ppg, 5.0rpg, 7.2apg and 2.4spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was awarded Latvian League Import Player of the Year, selected to All-Imports Team and selected to Honorable Mention. Griffin also played 10 games in Baltic League where he had 12.8ppg, 5.8rpg, 6.5apg and 2.6spg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League Defensive Player of the Year, selected to All-Imports Team and selected to Honorable Mention. The other team Griffin played that season for was ASS Sale (D1) in Moroccan league. In 24 games he was fifth best scorer with 14.4ppg and recorded 2.0rpg.
Griffin played in the final of Arab Club Championships in 2016.
He has played previously professionally in Morocco (Wydad Athletic Club Casablanca and FUS Rabat) and MPBA (Champaign Swarm).
Griffin attended Fresno Pacific University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: Malcolm is a rare 6'4" point guard who is able to play as a shooter and a swing. An intelligent player who is a gifted passer and extremely talented in the many ways he can score the ball. Malcolm has nice size to be able to defend multiple positions and a great desire to get better at all facets of his game. A coachable player that when given the opportunity can play at any level of basketball.

Kolossos H Hotels roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Malcolm Griffin
Stavros Schizas

Forwards:
Giannis Georgalis
Giannis Athanasoulas

Center:
Marvin Jones

Coach: Aris Likogiannis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GUINEA  


Mantova inks Bobby Jones - by Armando Caporaso

Stings Mantova (Serie A2) agreed terms with 33-year old American (has also Guinean passport) forward Robert Jones (201-98kg-84, college: Washington) from Piacenza. In 19 Serie A2 games in Italy he had 14.4ppg, 9.0rpg, 1.8apg and 1.1spg last season.
He was voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 Honorable Mention in 2017.
The previous (15-16) season Jones played at Juvecaserta (Serie A) where in 26 games he recorded 11.3ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.7spg (in top 4).
In 2006 he was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in second round (37th overall). The former University of Washington staris in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Jones is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. Jones tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Puerto Rico (Brujos), NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce), Italy (Roma Virtus, The Flexx Pistoia, Unieuro Forli, BancaTercas and Sutor Montegranaro) and Dominican Republic (Titanes Licey).
On Jones: Good perimeter defender. He is a stellar defensive player, a good athlete and an unselfish team guy. He is the model of the type of player in terms of his unselfish team attitude and mental toughness.

Stings Mantova roster for 2017-2018:

Lorenzo Gergati
Robert Jones
Matteo Montano
Francesco Candussi
Valerio Cucci
Luca Vencato
Marco Timperi
Jared Brownridge
Daniele Constanzelli

Coach: Davide Lamma

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HIGH SCHOOLS  


Five-star 7-footer Koprivica transfers from U-School - by Eurobasket News

Balsa Koprivica (6'11''-C-00), a five-star junior center, has transferred from University School to Windermere Prep, according to reports. News that the Serbian 7-footer was leaving the Sharks was first reported by Florida Legacy last week. Rivals' Corey Evans reported Sunday that he will be enrolling Windermere, just outside of Orlando, this fall. Not a traditional center at 240 pounds, Koprivica makes his living on the perimeter, drawing comparisons successful NBA Europeans with similar frames like Dirk Nowitzki and Kristaps Porzingis. Koprivica noted UCLA, Arizona, USC and Louisville to Rivals as schools he is strongly considering. Last season as a sophomore, Koprivica played alongside fellow 2019 standout big Vernon Carey Jr. to earn U-School a 20-7 record, District 14-5A title and regional semifinals appearance, falling to rival and eventual state champ Calvary Christian. According to Rivals, Koprivica is playing in Serbia this summer for his country's FIBA Europe Under-18 squad and will be leaving Nike Team Florida for the Central Florida-based 1 Family on the AAU front. Koprivica is ranked by 247 Sports as the No. 2 center nationally in the 2019 class while Rivals has him as the fifth-best junior overall. Both rate him five stars.
Courtesy of: sun-sentinel.com




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  HOLLAND  


Leeuwarden tabs Stefan Mladenovic - by Eurobasket News

Aris Leeuwarden (Eredivisie) inked 27-year old Dutch international guard Stefan Mladenovic (190-90). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Serbian passport. Mladenovic played most recently at Donar Groningen (Eredivisie). He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 31 Eredivisie games he averaged just 2.9ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.5apg. Mladenovic helped them to win the league title (twice) and the Supercup (also twice). A very good season in his career as he was selected to Dutch Eredivisie All-Star Game. Mladenovic also played 8 games in FIBA Europe Cup, but he had only 0.5ppg and 1.5apg. And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded only 2.5ppg.
The previous (15-16) season Mladenovic played at Rotterdam Challengers. In 25 Eredivisie games he got 8.3ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.3apg.
Among other achievements Mladenovic received Eurobasket.com Dutch Eredivisie All-Newcomers Team award back in 2008.
He has been also a member of Dutch international program for some years. Mladenovic has regularly played for Dutch senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
He also represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 0pts.
Mladenovic has played previously for two other teams: Den Helder and M.Magixx.

Aris Leeuwarden roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Stefan Mladenovic
Leroy Peterson

Forwards:
Meshack Lufile
Niels Bunschoten

Coach: Tony van den Bosch

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bulgaria beat Netherlands twice in Botevgrad - by Eurobasket News

Bulgaria beat Netherlands twice in Botevgrad in a friendly campaign. In game 1 Bulgaria celebrated an 80-71 win as Aleksander Vezenkov (206-PF-95) stepped up with 29 points to lead the pace. Roeland Schaftenaar (211-F/C-88, college: Oregon St.) scored 16 points in a loss and Worthy de Jong (194-SG-88) added 15.
Tonight Bulgaria celebrated a 91-78 victory. Aleksander Vezenkov top-scored for the winners with 25 points and 10 rebounds, while Pavel Marinov (199-SF-88) delivered 13. Yannick Franke (194-G-96) answered with 21 points in a loss and Thomas van der Mars (208-C-90, college: Portland) ended up with 17.



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  HUNGARY  


Braxton Reeves agreed with ZTE KK - by Tamas Deri

The management of ZTE KK agreed with rookie guard, Braxton Reeves (193-G-94) for the coming season.
The 193 cm tall Reeves just finished his college carreer playing for East Central University in the Great American Conference in the 2nd division of NCAA. Reeves had a very strong senior season averaging 22.5 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.8 steals per game. He was leading the Tigers to GAC Tournament Win, got voted to the Player of GAC and also selected to play in Reese's NCAA D2 All-Star game, where he scored 13 points in 16 minutes of playing time.
You can watch his best moments during his senior season: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0uQE4rr2XA



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  IBL  


Ex-Vikings power Bellingham Slam rout of Kitsap - by Eurobasket News

The Bellingham Slam received contributions from a number of former Western Washington University players as they routed the Kitsap Admirals, 110-89, in Seattle Pro-Am action at Royal Brougham Pavilion on Saturday. Led by guard Taylor Stafford (6'1''-G-94, college: W.Washington) who tallied a game-high 38 points, seven ex-Vikings scored the Slam and accounted for over two-thirds of Bellingham's total offensive production. Stafford dazzled the crowd with perhaps the best shooting performance of the Pro-Am's young season. He finished with five three-pointers and was 9-for-11 on his shots from inside the arc. Leading 49-42 at the half, guard Paul Hafford (6'5''-G/F-84, college: Portland St.) opened the third quarter with a three-pointer and sparked a 14-2 run for the Slam which extended the lead to 63-44. By the time the quarter had ended, the rout was on as Bellingham pushed its advantage to 88-61. With the outcome no longer in doubt, the Slam used the fourth quarter as an opportunity to find minutes for all 12 players on its active roster. Forward Sterling Somers (6'5''-F) nailed a pair of three-pointers while guard Kosei Ban (5'6''-PG) sank the Slam's tenth trey of the day just as time expired. In addition to the seven former Western players who suited up for the Slam, current Vikings forward Trevor Jasinsky and center Logan Schilder saw time on the court for the Admirals. Stafford was one of three players to score in double figures for the Slam, which saw scoring contributions from all 12 active players. Hafford finished with 12 points while forward Anye Turner (6'8''-F-92, college: W.Washington) narrowly missed out on a double-double with 10 points and 9 rebounds. For Kitsap, forwards Dominic Green and Jeff Perkins led the way with 17 and 14 points, respectively. The Slam defense held the Admirals to 36 percent field goal shooting on the day. In keeping with the team-first style of play which led to many successful seasons in the International Basketball League, the Slam has posted a total of 55 assists in their first two Pro-Am games this season to lead the league. The Slam returns to action on Sunday as they battle Team N.F.A., which boasts a number of big names on its roster, including Spencer Hawes (7'1''-C-88, college: Washington), Dejounte Murray (6'4''-G-96, college: Washington) and Martell Webster (6'7''-G-86). Tip-off is set for 1:30pm at Seattle Pacific University's Royal Brougham Pavilion.
Courtesy of: kpug1170.com



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  ISRAEL  


Galil Gilboa inks Ben Altit - by Nir Luna

Hapoel Galil Gilboa (Winner League) signed 24-year old international power forward Ben Altit (208-102kg-93, college: Bryant, agency: Avi Zilberman) from Maccabi Ashdod. In 33 Winner League games he had 6.2ppg and 3.8rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the Israeli Cup Semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Altit played at Maccabi Kiryat Gat where in 33 Winner League games he recorded 4.3ppg and 2.1rpg.
He was selected to Israeli National League All-Star Game back in 2014.
Altit has been also a member of Israeli international program for some years. He has regularly played for Israeli senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Altit also represented Israel at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 1.0ppg.
Altit has played previously for three other teams: Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv, Ironi Ramat Gan and Bnei Hasharon.
He attended Bryant University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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DAngelo Harrison (ex Usak) agreed terms with Galil Gilboa - by Nir Luna

Hapoel Galil Gilboa (Winner League) landed 24-year old American shooting guard DAngelo Harrison (193-92kg-93, college: St.John's, agency: Three Eye Sports). He has played for the last two years at Muratbey Usak Sportlif Basketbol in Turkish BSL league. Harrison managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 25 BSL games he averaged 13.0ppg, 3.8rpg and 4.1apg. He also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 12.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.8apg and 2.5spg. Harrison helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. And finally he contributed to 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 14.8ppg, 4.9rpg, 3.8apg and 2.1spg.
Harrison received NABC All-District 5 1st Team award in 2015 at his college time.
Harrison graduated from St. John's University in 2015 and it is his third season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: Long-range bomber known for his dead-eye accuracy and ability to get to the rim an athletic and versatile scorer possesses both great range and great confidence.

Hapoel Galil Gilboa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ezequiel Skverer
DAngelo Harrison
Joaquin Shuchman

Forward:
Tal Karpels

Center:
Ben Altit

Coach: Ariel Beit-Halamy

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Hapoel Eilat adds Treadwell to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Eilat (Winner League) added to their roster 26-year old American forward Demetrius Treadwell (201-107kg-91, college: Akron). He is not a newcomer in Israeli League as he played last season at Hapoel Afula in the National League. In 17 games he recorded 13.6ppg, 8.4rpg, 2.9apg, 1.7spg and 1.2bpg.
The previous (15-16) season Treadwell played at Galil Gilboa (also in National League) where in 35 games he averaged impressive 18.9ppg, 10.7rpg, 1.7apg, 1.3spg and 1.2bpg. He helped them to win the National League title (twice) (also twice). A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Israeli National League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
Treadwell has played also professionally in Argentina (Estudiantes Concordia).
He attended University of Akron until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Karam Mashour is a newcomer at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) added to their roster 26-year old international forward Karam Mashour (198-95kg-91, college: Morehead State, agency: Three Eye Sports). He has played for the last two seasons at Bnei Hertzeliyya in the Winner League. In 30 games he recorded 14.2ppg, 10.1rpg, 1.2apg and 1.4spg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Domestic Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team and to the All-Star Game. Mashour also played 9 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged impressive 15.3ppg, 7.0rpg (leader !!!), 1.0apg and 1.6spg.
Mashour's team made it to the OVC Tournament Semifinals in 2015.
He has been also a member of Israeli international program for some years. Mashour has regularly played for Israeli senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2011.
He represented Israel at the European Championships U18 in Metz (France) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.8ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 44.0%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 36.8%.
Mashour graduated from Morehead State in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michael Roll
John DiBartolomeo

Forwards:
Karam Mashour
Jake Cohen

Center:
Alex Tyus

Coach: Arik Shivek

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Maccabi Rishon keeps Brandwein for another season - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion (Winner League) re-signed 29-year old naturalized Polish point guard Oded Brandwein (179-88). He played there last season. In 18 Winner League games he recorded 7.1ppg, 1.1rpg and 2.4apg. Brandwein helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played that season for Hapoel Tel Aviv. But in 8 Winner League games he averaged just 1.8ppg and 1.3apg.
Brandwein represented Israel at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.8ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 26.9%, FT: 69.2%.
Brandwein has played previously professionally in Israel (Galil Gilboa, Bnei Hasharon, Ironi Nahariya, Hasharon and Elitzur Ramla) and Poland (AZS Koszalin, Kotwica and Energa Czarni).

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Coach Ryan Pannone (ex Hapoel J-M) takes over at Prievidza - by Eurobasket News

BC Prievidza (SBL) hired 32-year old American coach Ryan Pannone. He worked last season at Hapoel Jerusalem in Israeli Winner League. He helped them to win the league title and the cup.
The previous (15-16) season Pannone coached at White Wings (ProA) in German league.

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EA7 Armani to sign Andrew Goudelock - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) agreed on terms of contract with 29-year old American guard Andrew Goudelock (190-91kg-88, college: Charleston). He played last season at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv in Israeli Winner League. In 22 games he was third best scorer with impressive 15.3ppg and had 1.9rpg and 3.1apg. Goudelock helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 1st Team and All-Imports Team. Goudelock also played 20 games in Euroleague where he recorded very remarkable stats: 17.3ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.9apg.
Goudelock ended the previous (2015-16) season at the Rockets in NBA. In 10 games he averaged just 2.8ppg. But the most of that year he spent at Xinjiang Flying Tige in Chinese CBA. In 35 games he got high stats: 22.1ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.1spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Honorable Mention.
In 2011 Goudelock was drafted by Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) in second round (46th overall). He attended College of Charleston and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Goudelock won NBA Pacific Division championship title in 2012. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Player of the Year back in 2014.
Goudelock's career allowed him to visit three different continents. He tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. Goudelock has played previously professionally in Russia (Unics Kazan), Turkey (Fenerbahce) and NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce, Los Angeles D-Fenders and Rio Grande Valley Vipers).
On Goudelock: (by Tyler Ingle for NBADraft.net in 2011)
Very energetic offensively ... Hard to defend ... Doesn't waste any time holding the ball, as soon as he receives a pass he looks to make a move ... Good in isolation situations ... Employs an excellent pull-up jump shot with a quick and efficient release ... Is very active without the ball ... Knows how to find openings on the perimeter and set himself up for a catch-and-shoot opportunity. Undersized for a shooting guard at the next level ... Not very skilled in the paint, due to his below average athleticism and size ... Most of his offense comes from the perimeter
.

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dairis Bertans
Andrew Goudelock

Forwards:
Vladimir Micov
Amath M'Baye

Center:
Kaleb Tarczewski

Coach: Simone Pianigiani

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Olginate inks Davide Todeschini - by Eurobasket News

Gordon Olginate (Serie B) agreed terms with 24-year old point guard Davide Todeschini (190-93) from Basket Lecco. Todeschini has played there for the last six years. In 37 Serie B games he had 8.2ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.6apg and 1.5spg last season.
He helped his team to make it to the Nazionale C Group B Final in 2012.

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Davide Rosignoli agreed terms with Varese Robur - by Eurobasket News

Robur et Fides Varese (Serie B) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old power forward Davide Rosignoli (203-105kg-88) from Firenze All Foods. In 35 Serie B games he recorded 9.2ppg, 7.0rpg and 3.0apg last season.
Rosignoli played in the final of Italian Serie B in 2016.
He represented Italy at the World University Games in Beograd (Serbia) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 2.8ppg, 2.3rpg.
Rosignoli has played previously for eight other teams: Openjobmetis VA, Unieuro Forli, Scafati, Varese Elmec, FCM Ferentino, Bisceglie, Rieti and Montegrano.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Started playing at center posiution, and now he' s quickly adapting to the forward positions; has good offensive moves, is improving his outside shooting, needs to bulk up, but has huge upside at forward position;.

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EA7 Armani to sign Andrew Goudelock - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) agreed on terms of contract with 29-year old American guard Andrew Goudelock (190-91kg-88, college: Charleston). He played last season at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv in Israeli Winner League. In 22 games he was third best scorer with impressive 15.3ppg and had 1.9rpg and 3.1apg. Goudelock helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 1st Team and All-Imports Team. Goudelock also played 20 games in Euroleague where he recorded very remarkable stats: 17.3ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.9apg.
Goudelock ended the previous (2015-16) season at the Rockets in NBA. In 10 games he averaged just 2.8ppg. But the most of that year he spent at Xinjiang Flying Tige in Chinese CBA. In 35 games he got high stats: 22.1ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.1spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Honorable Mention.
In 2011 Goudelock was drafted by Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) in second round (46th overall). He attended College of Charleston and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Goudelock won NBA Pacific Division championship title in 2012. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Player of the Year back in 2014.
Goudelock's career allowed him to visit three different continents. He tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. Goudelock has played previously professionally in Russia (Unics Kazan), Turkey (Fenerbahce) and NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce, Los Angeles D-Fenders and Rio Grande Valley Vipers).
On Goudelock: (by Tyler Ingle for NBADraft.net in 2011)
Very energetic offensively ... Hard to defend ... Doesn't waste any time holding the ball, as soon as he receives a pass he looks to make a move ... Good in isolation situations ... Employs an excellent pull-up jump shot with a quick and efficient release ... Is very active without the ball ... Knows how to find openings on the perimeter and set himself up for a catch-and-shoot opportunity. Undersized for a shooting guard at the next level ... Not very skilled in the paint, due to his below average athleticism and size ... Most of his offense comes from the perimeter
.

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dairis Bertans
Andrew Goudelock

Forwards:
Vladimir Micov
Amath M'Baye

Center:
Kaleb Tarczewski

Coach: Simone Pianigiani

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Napoli Cuore tabs Hrvoje Vucic, ex Alkar Sinj - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer Cuore Napoli Basket inked 26-year old Croatian center Hrvoje Vucic (212-111kg-91, college: Walsh). He played most recently at Alkar Sinj in Croatian A1 league. In 26 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.1ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.2apg last season.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Vucic spent at KK_Zabok (also in A1) where in 19 games he averaged 8.7ppg and 2.9rpg. He also played that season for CS Dinamo Bucuresti in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 8 games he had 3.9ppg and 1.0rpg.
Vucic received All-GLIAC 2nd Team award back in 2014 at his college time.
Vucic was a member of Croatian U16 National Team in 2007.
He has played also professionally for other Croatian teams like Croatia for KK Zagreb Cibona.
Vucic attended Walsh University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

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Santambrogio re-signs at Varese Robur - by Eurobasket News

Robur et Fides Varese (Serie B) confirmed in their roster 29-year old point guard Marco Santambrogio (188-88). He has played there for the last five seasons. In 27 Serie B games he had 11.0ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.9apg last season.
Santambrogio was a member of Italian U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
He has played previously for five other teams: Openjobmetis VA, 7 Laghi Gazzada, Varese Elmec, Bari and Saronno.

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Openjobmetis VA tabs Cameron Wells, ex Giessen 46ers - by Eurobasket News

Openjobmetis Varese (Serie A) inked 29-year old American point guard Cameron Wells (186-94kg-88, college: Citadel). He has played for the last three years at Giessen 46ers in German BBL league. In 33 games he averaged 14.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.0apg and 1.2spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
Wells has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Among other achievements he won German 2.Bundesliga Pro A championship title in 2015. Wells received also NABC Division I All-District 22 1st Team award back in 2010 and 2011 at his college time.
Wells has played previously professionally also in Holland (Zwolle).
He attended Citadel until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

Openjobmetis Varese roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Cameron Wells
Antabia Waller
Matteo Tambone

Forwards:
Nicola Natali
Norvel Pelle
Giancarlo Ferrero
Stan Okoye
Aleksa Avramovic

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Mantova inks Bobby Jones - by Armando Caporaso

Stings Mantova (Serie A2) agreed terms with 33-year old American (has also Guinean passport) forward Robert Jones (201-98kg-84, college: Washington) from Piacenza. In 19 Serie A2 games in Italy he had 14.4ppg, 9.0rpg, 1.8apg and 1.1spg last season.
He was voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 Honorable Mention in 2017.
The previous (15-16) season Jones played at Juvecaserta (Serie A) where in 26 games he recorded 11.3ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.7spg (in top 4).
In 2006 he was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in second round (37th overall). The former University of Washington staris in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Jones is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. Jones tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Puerto Rico (Brujos), NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce), Italy (Roma Virtus, The Flexx Pistoia, Unieuro Forli, BancaTercas and Sutor Montegranaro) and Dominican Republic (Titanes Licey).
On Jones: Good perimeter defender. He is a stellar defensive player, a good athlete and an unselfish team guy. He is the model of the type of player in terms of his unselfish team attitude and mental toughness.

Stings Mantova roster for 2017-2018:

Lorenzo Gergati
Robert Jones
Matteo Montano
Francesco Candussi
Valerio Cucci
Luca Vencato
Marco Timperi
Jared Brownridge
Daniele Constanzelli

Coach: Davide Lamma

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Giuri re-signs at JuveCaserta - by Eurobasket News

Pasta Reggia JuveCaserta (Serie A) confirmed in their roster 29-year old guard Marco Giuri (194-90kg-88). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 30 Serie A games he had 6.5ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.5apg and 1.1spg last season.
Giuri's team won Italian LNP Cup in 2015.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 3.8ppg, 2.4rpg.
Giuri has played previously for eight other teams: Libertas Liburnia, Verona, Enel Brindisi, Vigevano, Jesi, Siena Virtus, Sutor Montegranaro and Novipiu Casale.
On Giuri: A big sized PG who can spend time also at the SG. Knows yet how to read the game and how to punish any opponents' mistake, can score in various ways, even if he's yet working to add a reliable outside shot.

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Ferguson re-signs at Angelico Biella - by Eurobasket News

Angelico Biella (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 28-year old American point guard Jazzmarr Ferguson (185-76kg-89, college: IU Southeast). He was a team leader there last season. In 35 Serie A2 games he recorded very impressive stats: 20.1ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.3apg and 1.0spg. Ferguson helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Cup final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Mantova (Serie A) where in four games he averaged 9.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.8apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Ferguson won Australian SEABL championship title in 2012. He was also voted KIAC Men's Basketball Player of the Year back in 2011 at his college time.
Thanks to Ferguson's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Ferguson has played previously professionally in Canada (Moncton Miracles), Italy (Unieuro Forli and Vanoli Cremona) and Australia (Bandits and Bendigo Braves).
He attended Indiana University Southeast until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Senior guard Jazzmarr Ferguson was named the Male Athlete of the Year by the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference as announced by Conference Commissioner Bill Melton. Ferguson, a native of Louisville, Ky. and a Moore High School graduate, had a stellar senior campaign for the Grenadiers.Ferguson passed Mitchell Speedy to become IU Southeast's all-time leading scorer in the KIAC Championship semifinal when he scored 31 points against Brescia University on Feb. 24. He is the first IU Southeast player to break the 2,000 point mark.Ferguson finished his Grenadier career with 2,042 career points. Ferguson helped lead the Grenadiers to a 21-11 record and 11-2 conference record this season. He capped off his senior season by being named to the NAIA All-American first team, the first Grenadier player to be named first team All-American. Jazzmarr is an explosive scorer with great quickness and leaping ability. He is a phenomenal scorer who could play either the point or the shooting guard. Jazz is a great playmaker who can score at a very high level. Jazz has high shooting percentages are phenomenal. Jazz can hit three pointers from downtown Indianapolis and his shot selection is excellent. He possesses great range on his jump shot and is a great pro three-point shooter, but with his range could be a great NBA three-point shooter.

Angelico Biella roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jazzmarr Ferguson
Luca Pollone

Forward:
Albano Chiarastella

Centers:
Giorgio Sgobba
Amedeo Tessitori

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Le Portel signs Trae Golden, ex Chieti - by Eurobasket News

ESSM Le Portel Cote d'Opale (ProA) signed 26-year old American guard Trae Golden (189-93kg-91, college: Georgia Tech). He played last season at Proger BLS Chieti in Italian Serie A2. In 37 games he was third best scorer with impressive 22.7ppg and averaged 3.7rpg and 4.5apg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Golden played at Etha in Cypriot Division A where in 18 games he was the best scorer with remarkable 22.1ppg and had 4.7rpg, 7.1apg (leader !!!) and 1.2spg. Golden helped them to make it to the Cypriot Cup Semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League 3rd Team and to the All-Star Game. Golden also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded high stats: 16.2ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.8apg and 1.7spg.
Golden's team was regular season runner-up in SEC in 2012.
He has played also professionally in Finland (Lapuan_Korikobrat).
Golden attended Georgia Tech until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

ESSM Le Portel Cote d'Opale roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mohamed Hachad
Jessie Begarin
Benoit Mangin
Tweety Carter
Trae Golden
Alex Barraud

Forwards:
Jean-Victor Traore
Franklin Hassell

Centers:
Dinma Odiakosa
Jakim Donaldson

Coach: Eric Girard

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CUS Torino keeps Campanelli for another season - by Eurobasket News

CUS Torino (Serie C Gold) re-signed experienced 36-year old guard Leonardo Davide Campanelli (195-81). He played there last season.
Campanelli helped his team to make it to the Serie C Gold Group Piemonte Semifinals in 2017.
He is a very experienced player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Torino CUS.

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Umana Venezia tabs Paul Biligha - by Eurobasket News

Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) inked 27-year old naturalized Cameroonian power forward Paul Biligha (200-106kg-90, agency: Players Group) from Vanoli Cremona. In 30 Serie A games he averaged 10.9ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1bpg last season. He helped them to make it to the Supercup semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Most Improved Player of the Year.
Biligha's team made it to the Italian Cup Final Four in 2016.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.9ppg, 5.4rpg, Blocks-4 (1.1bpg), FGP: 55.6%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 70.0%.
Biligha has played previously for five other teams: Pavia Basket, Firenze Enic, Scandone Avellino, Piacenza and FCM Ferentino.
His game is described as: Has long arms and great athletic skills, works hard in the paint even being undersized for the job. Has great team mentality and attitude, and improved every season he played.

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Giovanni Severini agreed terms with Unieuro Forli - by Eurobasket News

Unieuro 2.015 Forli (Serie A2) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old swingman Giovanni Severini (197-85kg-93). He has played for the last three years at Scandone Avellino in the Serie A. Serie A was a little too high level for him, where in 29 games he recorded just 0.7ppg last season. Serie A2 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Severini helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. Severini also played 12 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged only 1.0ppg and 1.3rpg.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U16 in Kaunas (Lithuania) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 4.6ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.3apg, 1.4spg.
Severini has played previously for three other teams: Mens Sana 1871 Siena, Chieti and Cantini Lorano.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A talented wing player, with great shooting range and accuracy. He's too skinny however, needs to beef up a lot.

Unieuro 2.015 Forli roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Davide Bonacini
Matteo Fallucca

Forward:
Giovanni Severini

Center:
Quirino De_Laurentiis

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Unieuro Forli lands Matteo Fallucca - by Eurobasket News

Unieuro 2.015 Forli (Serie A2) tabbed 24-year old shooting guard Matteo Fallucca (196-91kg-93) from Proger BLS Chieti. In 23 Serie A2 games he averaged 4.6ppg and 1.1rpg last season. Fallucca also played that season for Viola (Serie A) where in 13 games he had 3.3ppg and 1.7rpg.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. Fallucca's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: 3.8ppg, 1.3rpg.
Fallucca has played previously for six other teams: Bondi Ferrara, Jesi, Matera, Roma S.Azzurra, Basket Barcellona and Roma Minerva.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A rapidly improving SG, who has great upside. Shoots well from behind the arch, can score from mid-range too, has increased his playing experience and court sense.

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Pugi re-signs at Reggio Emilia - by Eurobasket News

Basket 2000 Reggio Emilia (Serie B) confirmed in their roster 32-year old power forward Federico Pugi (206-85). He was a team leader there last season. In 22 Serie B games he had very impressive stats: 15.3ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season Pugi played at BMR Scandiano (Serie C).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Lega Due Play-Offs Semifinals in 2008 and 2010.
Pugi was a member of Italian U16 National Team back in 2001.
He has played previously for five other teams: Grissin Bon RE, Imola, Enel Brindisi, Siena Virtus and Rieti.
On Pugi: Has the size of a center and the skills of a perimetral player, with a great shooting touch. Could become a star at the 3 position, has huge upside.

Basket 2000 Reggio Emilia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Luca Bertolini
Enrico Germani
Leonardo Malagutti

Forward:
Federico Pugi

Center:
Massimo Farioli

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Reggio Emilia keeps Bertolini for another season - by Eurobasket News

Basket 2000 Reggio Emilia (Serie B) re-signed 32-year old guard Luca Bertolini (175-85). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 28 Serie B games he recorded 8.6ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.2apg and 1.1spg last season.
Bertolini won Italian Serie C Gold Group Emilia Romagna championship title in 2016.
He represented Italy at the World Military Championships in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) six years ago.
Bertolini has played previously for six other teams: Pavia Basket, Firenze Enic, Riva del Garda, Vado Ligure, Brusati and Orzinuovi GaGa.

Basket 2000 Reggio Emilia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Luca Bertolini
Enrico Germani
Leonardo Malagutti

Center:
Massimo Farioli

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Reggio Emilia keeps Germani for another season - by Eurobasket News

Basket 2000 Reggio Emilia (Serie B) re-signed 25-year old guard Enrico Germani (199-92). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 32 Serie B games he averaged 5.7ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.4apg last season.
Germani won Italian Serie C Gold Group Emilia Romagna championship title in 2016.
He has played previously for two other teams: Grissin Bon RE and Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria.
Let's have closer look into Germani's outlook: A big bodied PG who can easily spend time in the 2, 3 and even 4 positions, thanks to his athletic skills. Need to add quickness and some more passing.

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Farioli re-signs at Reggio Emilia - by Eurobasket News

Basket 2000 Reggio Emilia (Serie B) confirmed in their roster experienced 40-year old power forward Massimo Farioli (202-92kg-77, agency: Octagon Europe). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 31 Serie B games he recorded 9.5ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.8apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Farioli played at BMR Scandiano (Serie C). He helped them to win the group title (twice).
Farioli has spent his entire career in Italy playing for five other teams: Unieuro Forli, Umana Venezia, Germani Basket Brescia, Omegna and Lugo.
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Reggio Emilia.
On Farioli: A hard nosed inside player with the body of a small forward; is a great hustler in the paint, defends well, rebounds well, can hit a shot from middle distance; needs to add more perimetral skills to play at higher level;.

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Reggio Emilia keeps Malagutti for another season - by Eurobasket News

Basket 2000 Reggio Emilia (Serie B) re-signed 22-year old point guard Leonardo Malagutti (180-130kg-95). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 32 Serie B games he averaged 9.8ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.5apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Malagutti played at BMR Scandiano (Serie C).
He won Serie C Gold Group Emilia Romagna in 2016.
Malagutti has played previously for two other teams: Corona Platina and Mantovana.

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Cassino tabs Giuseppe Di Poce - by Eurobasket News

BPC Virtus TSB Cassino (Serie B) inked guard Giuseppe Di Poce. He played most recently at Fortituto Kontatto Bologna in the Serie A2. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.

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Crow re-signs at Scafati - by Eurobasket News

Givova Scafati Basket (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 28-year old forward Nicholas Crow (199-81kg-89). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 35 Serie A2 games he had 10.5ppg and 4.5rpg last season. Crow helped them to make it to the Supercup final.
He was a member of Italian U18 National Team back in 2007.
Crow has played previously for seven other teams: VL Pesaro, Unieuro Forli, Rimini, Germani Basket Brescia, Scandone Avellino, Betaland Cdo and Germani Basket Brescia.
On Crow: A very good shooter who needs to bulk up and to improve his shooting selection and game reading. Very promising, however.

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Ammannato re-signs at Scafati - by Eurobasket News

Givova Scafati Basket (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 29-year old power forward Marco Ammannato (203-106kg-88, agency: Players Group). He played there last season. In 35 Serie A2 games he had 8.1ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.7apg. Ammannato helped them to make it to the Supercup final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Orsi Derthona Basket Tortona (Serie A) where in 14 games he recorded 5.0ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.6apg. Ammannato contributed to his team winning the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 6.0ppg, 4.3rpg, FGP: 43.2%, FT: 71.4%.
Ammannato has played previously for eight other teams: Pavia Basket, Mens Sana 1871 Siena, Metalgalvano Posal Sesto San Giovanni, Siena Virtus, USE Basket, Omegna, CZG Veroli and Quid CUS Siena.
He could be described: An hard nosed inside player, who loves to bang inside, defends well and grabs a lot of rebounds. Limited size could force him to move out on the perimeter, but he needs to add a reliable ouitside shooting.

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Santiangeli re-signs at Scafati - by Eurobasket News

Givova Scafati Basket (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 26-year old guard Marco Santiangeli (193-99kg-91, agency: Players Group). He played there last season. In 34 Serie A2 games he recorded 8.1ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.5apg. Santiangeli helped them to make it to the Supercup final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Termoforgia Aurora Jesi (Serie A) where in 29 games he averaged 14.8ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.2apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Italian Serie A2 All-Domestic Players Team.
Santiangeli represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Bilbao (Spain) six years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 8 games: 3.0ppg, 1.4rpg.
Santiangeli has played previously for Matelica.
On Santiangeli: A powerful perimetral player, who can play in the 2 and 3 positions as well, defends hard and plays with great maturity. He's quickly improving his quarterbacking skills and could also become soon a good PG.

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Antonio De Fabritiis is a newcomer at Forli Tigers - by Eurobasket News

ASD Tigers Basket 2014 Forli (Serie B) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old guard Antonio De Fabritiis (188-90) from Air Fire Valmontone. In 31 Serie B games he recorded 12.1ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.9apg last season.
De Fabritiis won Italian Serie C Group H championship title in 2015.
He was a member of Italian U20 National Team back in 2010.
De Fabritiis has played previously for six other teams: San Severo, Roma S.Azzurra, FCM Ferentino, Recanati, San Severo and Gaeta.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A talented SG, who has yet lots of points in his hands despite very young age.

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FC Barcelona could land Rakim Sanders, ex EA7 Armani - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) is in talks to add to their roster 28-year old American swingman Rakim Sanders (193-102kg-89, college: Fairfield) who played last time at EA7 Emporio Armani Milano in Italy. In 30 Serie A games he recorded 10.1ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1spg last season. He helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals. Sanders also played 24 games in Euroleague where he averaged 12.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1spg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Sanders was voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA 2nd Team in 2015 and 2016.
He has played also professionally in Germany (Brose Baskets) and Israel (Galil Gilboa and Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv).
Sanders attended Fairfield University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A true fighter at the SF position. Plays with great energy any moment he's on the court, has good technical skills and versatility, can spend time at the SG and even some at the PF too if necessary.

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Montecatini signs Lorenzo Galmarini - by Eurobasket News

Montecatiniterme Basket (Serie B) signed 22-year old center Lorenzo Galmarini (199-95kg-95) from Firenze Enic. In 32 Serie B games he had 12.6ppg, 8.0rpg and 1.0bpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Galmarini played at Fulgor Omegna (Serie A2). But in 27 games he recorded just 1.5ppg and 1.6rpg.
He has played previously for two other teams: Dolomiti Energia Trento and Recanati.

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Verona tabs Jamal Jones, ex Lapua - by Eurobasket News

Tezenis Verona (Serie A2) inked 24-year old American guard Jamal Jones (203-89kg-93, college: Texas A&M). He played most recently at Lapuan Korikobrat in Finnish Korisliiga. In 39 games he was the best scorer with impressive 21.5ppg and recorded 5.6rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg last season.
The previous (14-15) season Jones played at another team Delaware 87ers in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen where in 46 games he averaged 7.8ppg and 2.8rpg.
Three years ago he was drafted by Delaware 87ers (D-League) in second round (30th overall).
Jones attended Texas A&M University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Among other achievements Jones' team made it to the French ProB Leaders Cup Final Four in 2016. He received also All-JUCO Region 1st Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
Jones has played also professionally in France (Lille Metropole).

Tezenis Verona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Matteo Palermo
Phil Greene_IV
Jamal Jones

Forward:
Mattia Udom

Center:
Marco Maganza

Coach: Luca Dalmonte

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Alessandro Procacci agreed terms with Piombino - by Eurobasket News

Basket Golfo Piombino (Serie B) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old point guard Alessandro Procacci (184-94) from Cus Jonico Basket Taranto. In 31 Serie B games he recorded 14.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.2apg and 1.1spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Procacci played at Ambalt Recanati (Serie A2) where in 27 games he averaged 3.8ppg and 1.1apg.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U18 in Lithuania five years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 4.4ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.6apg, 1.1spg.
Procacci has played previously for four other teams: Germani Basket Brescia, Jesi, Montecatiniterme and Castelfiorentino.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A PG with strong body and good technical skills. He's working on his aoutside shooting and is improving his leadeship on the court.

Basket Golfo Piombino roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Alessandro Procacci

Forwards:
Alessio Iardella
Camillo Bianchi

Center:
Edoardo Persico

Coach: Marco Andreazza

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FC Barcelona to bring in Rakim Sanders, ex EA7 Armani - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 28-year old American swingman Rakim Sanders (193-102kg-89, college: Fairfield). He has played for the last two years at EA7 Armani in Italian Serie A. In 30 games he averaged 10.1ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1spg last season. Sanders helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals. He also played 24 games in Euroleague where he had 12.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1spg.
Sanders has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA 2nd Team award in 2015 and 2016.
Sanders has played also professionally in Germany (Brose Baskets) and Israel (Galil Gilboa and Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv).
He attended Fairfield University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Sanders' outlook: A true fighter at the SF position. Plays with great energy any moment he's on the court, has good technical skills and versatility, can spend time at the SG and even some at the PF too if necessary.

FC Barcelona Lassa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Thomas Heurtel
Rakim Sanders
Shane Larkin

Forward:
Adam Hanga

Coach: Alfonso Alonso

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Giacomo Sanguinetti signs at UCC Assigeco Piacenza - by Andrea Centenari

UCC Assigeco Piacenza (Serie A2) landed 27-year old point guard Giacomo Sanguinetti (180-90). He has played for the last two years at Bakery Piacentina in the Serie B. In 37 games he averaged 13.7ppg, 3.7rpg, 5.0apg and 1.4spg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B Honorable Mention.
Sanguinetti's team won Italian Serie B Group A Regular Season in 2016.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago.
Sanguinetti has played previously for five other teams: Fortituto Kontatto Bologna, Scafati, Livorno DBosco, Ticino and Bologna.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A tiny PG with good offensive skills, who can score from outside and drive succesfully to the basket. Knows how to run an offense, can become a pesky defender too.

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  LATVIA  


Kolossos H Hotels tab Malcolm Griffin, ex Liepaja/Triobet - by Chris Mammides

Kolossos H Hotels (A1) inked 26-year old American guard Malcolm Griffin (193-95kg-91, college: Fresno Pacific, agency: Higher Vision Sports). He played most recently at Liepaja/Triobet in Latvian LBL league. In 24 games he averaged 14.4ppg, 5.0rpg, 7.2apg and 2.4spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was awarded Latvian League Import Player of the Year, selected to All-Imports Team and selected to Honorable Mention. Griffin also played 10 games in Baltic League where he had 12.8ppg, 5.8rpg, 6.5apg and 2.6spg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League Defensive Player of the Year, selected to All-Imports Team and selected to Honorable Mention. The other team Griffin played that season for was ASS Sale (D1) in Moroccan league. In 24 games he was fifth best scorer with 14.4ppg and recorded 2.0rpg.
Griffin played in the final of Arab Club Championships in 2016.
He has played previously professionally in Morocco (Wydad Athletic Club Casablanca and FUS Rabat) and MPBA (Champaign Swarm).
Griffin attended Fresno Pacific University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: Malcolm is a rare 6'4" point guard who is able to play as a shooter and a swing. An intelligent player who is a gifted passer and extremely talented in the many ways he can score the ball. Malcolm has nice size to be able to defend multiple positions and a great desire to get better at all facets of his game. A coachable player that when given the opportunity can play at any level of basketball.

Kolossos H Hotels roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Malcolm Griffin
Stavros Schizas

Forwards:
Giannis Georgalis
Giannis Athanasoulas

Center:
Marvin Jones

Coach: Aris Likogiannis

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Coach Stelmahers is back at Ventspils - by Eurobasket News

BK Ventspils (LBL) signed 43-year old Latvian coach Roberts Stelmahers. It is actually his comeback to Ventspils as he used to coach here before. Stelmahers coached last season at Energa Czarni in Polish PLK league. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Stelmahers coached at Valmiera/ORDO. He contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) (also twice). A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League Coach of the Year.
Stelmahers was coaching Latvian Senior National Team between 2010 and 2015 and coached also U20 National Team in 2012.
He is quite experienced. Stelmahers has coached also professionally in Italy, Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Russia, Slovenia and Turkey.

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  LIBERIA  


Othello Hunter (ex Real Madrid) may be added to CSKA Moscow roster - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion CSKA Moscow (VTB) is in talks to sign 31-year old American (has also Liberian passport) power forward Othello Hunter (203-102kg-86, college: Ohio State, agency: David Lee Services) who played last time at Real Madrid in Spain. In 39 Liga Endesa games he averaged 6.2ppg and 3.9rpg last season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Hunter also played 35 games in Euroleague where he had 7.6ppg and 4.5rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the Euroleague Final Four.
The previous (15-16) season Hunter played at Olympiacos in Greek A1. In 31 games he recorded 8.2ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.0spg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com Greek A1 League All-Imports Team. Hunter also played 22 games in Euroleague where he got 9.4ppg and 6.0rpg.
In 2008 Pittsburgh Xplosion selected him as third overall pick in CBA draft.
The former Ohio State staris in his tenth season in pro basketball.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Hunter won Greek League championship title in 2015.
He is a very experienced player. Hunter has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to seven different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Hunter has played previously professionally in China (Golden Stars and Monkey Kings), Italy (Banco di Srd and Mens Sana 1871 Siena), Ukraine (Azovmash), NBA (Atlanta Hawks), Greece (Ilysiakos) and D-League (Springfield A.).
His game is described as: A very good rebounder and scorer, has good post moves and can spend time in the classic center position, with shoulders to the basket. Has yet upside, some expect him to turn NBA material very soon.

CSKA Moscow roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Leo Westermann
Cory Higgins
Maksim Kondakov
Alexandr Khomenko

Forwards:
Andrey Vorontsevich
Will Clyburn
Andrey Lopatin

Center:
Kyle Hines

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Denain signs Thomas Bropleh - by Eurobasket News

Denain ASC Voltaire (ProB) signed 26-year old American (has also Liberian passport) guard Thomas Bropleh (196-92kg-91, college: Boise State, agency: Duran International). He played last season at Breogan in Spanish LEB Gold. In 16 games he had 11.2ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.3apg and 1.1spg. Bropleh helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention. He also played that season for FC Porto_Ferpinta in Portuguese LPB where in 8 games he recorded 13.3ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.1apg and 2.0spg. Bropleh contributed to his team making it to the cup final.
Two years ago (a year after he left the college) Bropleh was drafted by Texas Legends (D-League) in fifth round (81st overall).
The former Boise State staris in his fourth season in pro basketball.
He has played also professionally in Germany (Uni Baskets).

Denain ASC Voltaire roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pierric Poupet
Thomas Bropleh
Kevin Harley
Warren Racine
Mehdy-Sofian Ngouama

Forwards:
Antoine Wallez
Ywen Smock
Charles Abouo

Center:
Jerome Cazenobe

Coach: Remy Valin

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  LUXEMBOURG  


Racing keeps Morton for another season - by Eurobasket News

Racing Luxembourg (N2) re-signed 30-year old American swingman Scott Morton (195-87, college: SUNY Geneseo). He has played there for the last five seasons. In 13 N2 games he recorded very impressive stats: 21.4ppg, 8.6rpg, 5.4apg (top 2) and 1.2spg last season. Morton helped them to win the Nationale 2 title (twice).
He was selected to Luxembourg N2 All-Star Game in 2015.
Morton has played previously professionally in United Kingdom (Durham Wildcats) and IBA (Schenectady L.).
He attended SUNY Geneseo until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

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Racing signs Eric McAlister, ex Korihait - by Eurobasket News

Racing Luxembourg (N2) signed 27-year old American forward Eric McAlister (204-100kg-90, college: Stony Brook). He played last season at Korihait in Finnish Korisliiga. In 20 games he had 9.0ppg and 4.3rpg.
The previous (2016) summer McAlister played at Maroochydore Clippers in Australian QBL where in 10 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.7ppg, 9.8rpg and 1.7apg in 2016 season.
He has played previously professionally in Denmark (Naestved) and France (Vitre).
McAlister attended State University of New York,Stony Brook until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

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  MBL  


CourtKings run the table, capture second straight MBL title - by Eurobasket News

Throughout the season, coaches and players of the Cedar Valley CourtKings have said winning another Midwest Basketball League title was far more important than finishing the year undefeated. But on Saturday night, they managed to accomplish both goals. Raijon Kelly (6'4''-G-93, college: Angelo St.) scored 34 points and Cedar Valley capped a 19-0 season with a 121-106 win over the Ft. Wayne Vision in the MBL championship game on the campus of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. The win gives the CourtKings their second consecutive league title. They remain the only team in the Midwest League to win a championship. For his efforts, Kelly, who hit six 3-pointers while adding seven assists and five steals, earned game MVP honors. While Coach Michael Mohlis has tried to downplay the emphasis on running the table, Kelly says it provided additional significance to a championship season. ' (Winning) this game was the most important thing, but who wouldn't want to go undefeated?' Kelly said. 'It was definitely something we talked about.' Though Kelly was the biggest star Saturday, he got plenty of help. Alex Houston (6'5''-C/F-94, college: Mt.Mercy) (23 points, 14 rebounds) and Raheem Tyner (6'6''-C/F, college: Iowa Western CC) (15, 18) both had double-doubles. Anthony James (6'0''-PG-89, college: N.Iowa) and Aundre Hicks (6'2''-PG-88) also scored in double figures, finishing with 15 and 14 respectively. Cedar Valley also had a clutch night at the foul line, knocking down all 15 of its free throw attempts. The ability to make plays in tight situations tends to be a common trait in championship teams, and Mohlis said the 2017 CourtKings were no exception. 'It's awesome the way the guys found a way to win in some tough games throughout the year,' he said. 'We found a way to get clutch stops late in games. To go undefeated in this league is truly remarkable. It's really tough to do and it's a testament to our guys.'
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  MONTENEGRO  


Derek Needham (ex Grissin Bon RE) could agree terms with Mornar Bar - by Eurobasket News

KK Mornar Basket Bar (Erste Liga) is close to land 27-year old Montenegrin international point guard Derek Needham (180-82kg-90, college: Fairfield) who played last time at Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia in Italy. He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. In 33 Serie A games he averaged 7.8ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.4apg and 1.5spg last season. Needham helped them to make it to the Italian Cup Semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Braunschweig in German BBL where in 31 games he had 15.0ppg, 3.5rpg, 3.8apg and 1.5spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention.
Needham also represented Montenegro at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 8.2ppg, 2.7apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 66.7%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 57.1%.
Needham has played previously professionally in Lithuania (Siauliai) and Ukraine (Khimik).
He attended Fairfield University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

KK Mornar Basket Bar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Boris Bakic
Nemanja Vranjes
Brandis Raley-Ross
Marko Mugosa

Forwards:
Marko Calic
Strahinja Micovic

Centers:
Uros Lukovic
Radoje Vujosevic
Vukota Pavic

Coach: Mihailo Pavicevic

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  NABL  


SI Pharaohs win franchise's first playoff game - by Eurobasket News

The Southern Illinois Pharaohs began their first playoff run Saturday afternoon against the Birmingham Vulcans. Justin Dentmon (6'0''-PG-85, college: Washington) led the way with 37 points. Vernon Lewis (6'7''-SF-83) added 25 points and 12 boards. The Pharaohs win 115-107. They play the Huntsville Force in the second round.
Courtesy of: wsiltv.com



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  NBA  


Raptors, Pacers Finalizing Cory Joseph For C.J. Miles Sign-And-Trade - by Eurobasket News

The Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers are finalizing a sign-and-trade of C.J. Miles (6'6''-G-87) for Cory Joseph (6'3''-PG-91, college: Texas). Miles is a free agent this offseason. Miles is one of the NBA's better spot-up shooters on the wing. The Raptors cleared DeMarre Carroll on Saturday evening in a trade with the Brooklyn Nets. Joseph signed a four-year, $30 million deal with the Raptors in 2015.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



Wizards Match Otto Porter's Four-Year $106.5M Offer Sheet With Nets - by Eurobasket News

The Washington Wizards have matched the four-year, $106.5 million max contract offer sheet Otto Porter (6'8''-F-93, college: Georgetown) signed with the Brooklyn Nets. Porter will be the Wizards' highest paid player next season at $24.8 million. The Wizards now have 15 players signed, 13 with guaranteed contracts. The team's estimated 2017-18 salary will be $126.1 million, which will be $10.7 million over the luxury tax line. Elements of the deal include a 15 percent trade kicker, a player option for the fourth year and a wrinkle that half of Porter's annual salary will be delivered to him by Oct. 1 each year.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



The Celtics tab Aron Baynes - by Eurobasket News

Boston Celtics inked 31-year old Australian international center Aron Baynes (208-118kg-86, college: Washington State) from Detroit Pistons. In 74 NBA games in USA he averaged 4.9ppg and 4.5rpg last season.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
Among other achievements Baynes' team made it to the Pac-10 Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2007 and 2008). He received also Eurobasket.com All-Olympic Games Honorable Mention award in 2016.
He has a double citizenship as he also holds New Zealand passport.
Baynes has been also a member of Australian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Australian senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2004.
Baynes represented Australia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 5 games: 9.6ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 40.0%, FT: 85.7%.
Baynes is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to seven different countries on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Baynes has played previously professionally in Germany (EWE Baskets), Greece (AE Ikaros Kallitheas), Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Slovenia (Un.Olimpija), other NBA teams (San Antonio Spurs), Australia (Australian Institute Sport) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs).
He attended Washington State until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
Baynes' game is described as: A finally flourished center, he is now a solid inside player who limits his old foul-prone tendency and knows how to guard taller opponents and to score. Made huge improvements in his first professional seasons, and the international experience was a further help.

Boston Celtics roster for 2017-2018:

Forwards:
Daniel Theis
Ante Zizic
Jayson Tatum

Center:
Aron Baynes

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Phoenix Suns keep Williams for another season - by Eurobasket News

Phoenix Suns (NBA) re-signed 24-year old center Alan Williams (203-120kg-93, college: UCSB). He played there last season. In 46 NBA games he averaged 7.5ppg and 6.3rpg. Williams also played that season for another team Northern Arizona Suns where in only one game he had very impressive stats: 20 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
Among other achievements Williams' team was regular season runner-up in Big West in 2012 and 2015. He received also Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Honorable Mention award in 2016.
Williams has played previously for Eagles.
He attended Univ. of California-Santa Barbara until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

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Raptors To Waive And Stretch Justin Hamilton - by Eurobasket News

The Toronto Raptors will waive and stretch Justin Hamilton (7'0''-C-90, college: LSU). The Raptors agreed to acquire Hamilton as part of the DeMarre Carroll salary dump trade with the Brooklyn Nets. Toronto will have a $1 million cap hit over the next three years. The Raptors are now $2.5 million below the tax.
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Alfonzo McKinnie agreed terms with the Raptors - by Eurobasket News

Toronto Raptors inked forward Alfonzo McKinnie (203-98kg, college: Green Bay). He played most recently at Windy City Bulls. In 50 NBA G League games he recorded 14.9ppg and 9.2rpg last season.
The previous (2016) summer McKinnie played at Rayos de Hermosillo in Mexican CIBACOPA where in 24 games he averaged impressive 15.3ppg and 7.5rpg in 2016 season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final.
McKinnie has never been drafted by the NBA.
He has played also professionally in Luxembourg (East Side).
McKinnie graduated from University of Wisconsin - Green Bay in 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

Toronto Raptors roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kyle Lowry
Malcolm Miller

Forwards:
Alfonzo McKinnie
Kennedy Meeks
O.G. Anunoby

Center:
Serge Ibaka

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Jamal Crawford Agrees To Two-Year, $8.9M Deal With Wolves - by Eurobasket News

Jamal Crawford (6'5''-G-80, college: Michigan) has agreed to sign a two-year, $8.9 million deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves once he clears waivers. The second-year of Crawford's deal with the Wolves will be a player option. Crawford was released by the Atlanta Hawks following his trade by the Los Angeles Clippers. Crawford has played 17 seasons in the NBA.
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Raptors Trade DeMarre Carroll, 2018 1st, 2nd To Nets For Justin Hamilton - by Eurobasket News

The Toronto Raptors have agreed to trade DeMarre Carroll (6'8''-F-86, college: Missouri), a future first round pick and a second round pick to the Brooklyn Nets for Justin Hamilton (7'0''-C-90, college: LSU). Carroll was owed $30 million over the next two seasons. Toronto signed Carroll to a four-year, $60 million deal in 2015. With the Raptors re-signing Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka this offseason, they had luxury tax issues moving forward.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



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  POLAND  


Maccabi Rishon keeps Brandwein for another season - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion (Winner League) re-signed 29-year old naturalized Polish point guard Oded Brandwein (179-88). He played there last season. In 18 Winner League games he recorded 7.1ppg, 1.1rpg and 2.4apg. Brandwein helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played that season for Hapoel Tel Aviv. But in 8 Winner League games he averaged just 1.8ppg and 1.3apg.
Brandwein represented Israel at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.8ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 26.9%, FT: 69.2%.
Brandwein has played previously professionally in Israel (Galil Gilboa, Bnei Hasharon, Ironi Nahariya, Hasharon and Elitzur Ramla) and Poland (AZS Koszalin, Kotwica and Energa Czarni).

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Anwil adds Zyskowski to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Anwil Wloclawek (PLK) added to their roster 25-year old international small forward Jaroslaw Zyskowski (203-100kg-92, agency: Promotex). He played last season at Rosa Radom (PLK). In 31 games he recorded 9.5ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.2apg. Zyskowski also played 12 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 6.9ppg and 2.4rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Polfarmex (TBL). In 35 games he had 12.0ppg and 2.3rpg.
Zyskowski has been also a member of Polish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Polish senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2010.
Zyskowski represented Poland at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.5ppg, FGP: 43.8%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 76.5%.
Zyskowski has played previously for five other teams: Twarde Pierniki, Kotwica, LKS MG13 Lodz, Asseco and WKK Wroclaw.

Anwil Wloclawek roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Myles McKay

Forwards:
Michal Nowakowski
Jaroslaw Zyskowski

Center:
Pawel Leonczyk

Coach: Igor Milicic

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CSU Sibiu adds Laser to their roster, ex Trefl Sopot - by Eurobasket News

CSU Atlassib Sibiu (Liga Nationala) added to their roster 29-year old American point guard Tyler Laser (185-80kg-88, college: E.Illinois). He played last season at Trefl Sopot in Polish PLK league. In 18 games he recorded 6.2ppg and 1.8apg. Laser also spent pre-season at GSA Amici Pallacanestro Udine (Serie A) in Italian league that year.
He is quite experienced player. Laser has played also professionally in Bulgaria (Levski and Yambol), Cyprus (Apoel, Petrolina AEK Larnaca and Ydra Asfalistiki ENAD Agios Dometios), Greece (Kavala) and Sweden (Solna Vikings).
He attended Eastern Illinois University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Tyler led team in scoring at 11.4 points per game became the 35th player in EIU history to surpass the 1,000 point mark for his career on Nov. 18 against Loyola-Chicago finished season ranked 32nd with 1,087 career points ranks seventh on EIU career list for made 3-pointers (165) and 3-pointers attempted (441) scored in double figures in seven games with season high of 20 at Loyola-Chicago hit 88.5 percent from the free throw line for the season (23-of-26). Junior season Tyler started all 31 games leading the team in scoring at 13.9 points per game first team All-OVC selection second team All-District by NABC led team in minutes played at 32.2 per game shot 44 percent from the floor, 40 percent from 3-point range and 84 percent from free throw line seven games with 20-plus points including a season high 23 against Eureka College had back-to-back seven rebound games against Saint Louis and Jacksonville State ended season with 973 career points, needing just 27 to become 35th EIU player to crack the 1,000 point mark ended season ranking 7th on career list with 150 made 3-pointers and 7th with 391 3-pointers attempted.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Devin EBANKS
  San German
  (206-F-89)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Ebanks, San German20.3 
 2. Wilkins, Guayama20.3 
 3. Liz, Ponce19.9 
 4. Harris, Ponce18.7 
 5. Rosario, Quebradillas18.6 
 6. Costner, Isabela18.4 
 7. Warrick, Ponce17.8 
 8. Huertas, Arecibo17.3 
 9. Laury, Mayaguez16.8 
 10. Clarke, Arecibo16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Ponce
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Dawson, Ponce9.8 
 2. Akindele, Bayamon9.6 
 3. Jefferson, Arecibo9.2 
 4. Laury, Mayaguez9.2 
 5. Famous, Isabela9.1 
 6. Romero, Bayamon9.0 
 7. James, Fajardo8.8 
 8. Clarke, Arecibo8.7 
 9. Collier, Mayaguez8.1 
 10. James, Fajardo8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Gary BROWNE
  San German
  (185-G-93)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Browne, San German7.5 
 2. Arroyo, Fajardo7.4 
 3. Abreu, Aguada6.3 
 4. Fitch, Quebradillas5.8 
 5. Smith, Quebradillas5.5 
 6. Soto, Bayamon5.3 
 7. Guzman, Isabela5.2 
 8. Duran, Mayaguez4.7 
 9. Hodge, Arecibo4.4 
 10. Torres, Ponce4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Walter HODGE
  Arecibo
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Hodge, Arecibo1.9 
 2. Wilkins, Guayama1.7 
 3. Liz, Ponce1.6 
 4. Abreu, Aguada1.4 
 5. Behanan, Arecibo1.4 
 6. Browne, San German1.3 
 7. Clarke, Arecibo1.3 
 8. Mendoza, Aguada1.2 
 9. Romero, Bayamon1.2 
 10. Smith, Quebradillas1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Fajardo
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. James, Fajardo2.6 
 2. Penn, Guayama2.1 
 3. Diaz, Quebradillas1.9 
 4. Jefferson, Arecibo1.2 
 5. Orozco, Isabela1.1 
 6. Lalanne, Arecibo1.1 
 7. Akindele, Bayamon1.0 
 8. Franklin, San G.1.0 
 9. Hernandez, Quebradi.0.9 
 10. Gaston, Aguada0.9 


BSN gives Crespo a lifetime ban - by Luis Modestti


BSN gave a lifetime ban to Carlos Crespo, former co-owner of Indios de Mayagueez, for attacking referee Ricardo Rodriguez during the final minutes of the second quarter in game four of the quarterfinals against Aguada.

Crespo attacked the referee after head coach J.J. Barea was ejected from the game for arguing a call. At the end of the season Crespo resigned as co-owner of Mayagueez after some differences with the league. He was suspended twice during the season for different incidents with BSN officials.

Mayaguez is behind in the series 3-1 and plays game five against Aguada on Monday. The team waits for more sanctions from the league which could include fines.



Review of BSN Round 4 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Arecibo - Ponce 105-103

Arecibo held off Ponce to even the series at 2-2. Capitanes made 32-of-34 free shots (94.1 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Leones helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Coty Clarke (201-92, college: Arkansas, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 28 points and 14 rebounds. Naturalized U.S. Virgin Islands point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida) contributed with 23 points and 8 assists (made all of his eight free throws) for the winners. American Mike Harris (198-83, college: Rice) replied with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists and Dominican Victor Liz (193-86, agency: Basket Management Solutions) added 26 points and 6 assists in the effort for Leones. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Ponce: V.Liz 26+2reb+6ast, M.Harris 24+14reb+5ast, E.Dawson 13+8reb+5ast, C.Rivera 12+1reb+4ast, C.Emory 9+6reb+1ast, A.Daniel Vassallo 8+5reb+1ast
Arecibo: C.Clarke 28+14reb+3ast, D.Huertas 24+1reb+3ast, W.Hodge 23+3reb+8ast, D.Clemente 11+3reb+1ast, G.Diaz 8+1reb+1ast, D.Jefferson 8+5reb+1ast
gschID: 549760


Mayaguez - Aguada 92-101

Aguada knocked down Mayaguez to open 3-1 lead in the series. The guests were already 15 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 25-19 Indios' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 101-92 at the end of the game. Santeros made 18-of-23 charity shots (78.3 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three nailing 17 long-distance shots on high 53.1 percentage. Santeros players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists. American swingman Lamar Patterson (196-91, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Pensack Sports) fired 28 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. American-Dominican forward Emmanuel Andujar (198-93, college: Manhattan) chipped in 15 points and 5 assists. International Devon Collier (203-91, college: Oregon St.) produced 18 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and American Tony Mitchell (198-89, college: Alabama) added 15 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Santeros and five Indios players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Mayaguez: D.Collier 18+9reb+5ast, T.Mitchell 15+8reb+3ast, R.Clemente 14+2reb+1ast, K.Young 13+5reb+2ast, J.Rodriguez 11+4reb+1ast, T.Freeman 8+1reb+3ast
Aguada: L.Patterson 28+9reb+9ast, E.Andujar 15+4reb+5ast, A.Abreu 13+3reb+3ast, C.Gaston 12+4reb+3ast, R.Hettsheimer 9+2reb+2ast, G.Clavell 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 549759


San German - Quebradillas 109-103

San German topped Quebradillas to level the series at 2-all. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Piratas won third quarter 30-25. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Atleticos won last quarter 29-24. They made 23-of-29 charity shots (79.3 percent) during the game. Atleticos outrebounded Piratas 40-28 including 28 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists. Piratas were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Devin Ebanks (206-89, college: W.Virginia) who helped to win the game recording 31 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and the former international guard Gary Browne (185-93, college: W.Virginia, agency: Inception Sports) who added 17 points, 9 rebounds and 11 assists during the contest. At the losing side American guard Tu Holloway (182-89, college: Xavier) responded with 31 points and 7 assists and his fellow American import forward Will Daniels (202-86, college: Rhode Island) scored 23 points. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Quebradillas: T.Holloway 31+1reb+7ast, W.Daniels 23+4reb+3ast, J.Mojica 11+8reb+4ast, J.Bryan Diaz 10+5reb+1ast, L.Hernandez 10+5reb+1ast, A.Carmona 10+1reb+4ast
San German: D.Ebanks 31+5reb+6ast, J.Keenan 23+8reb+4ast, C.Lopez-Sosa 20+13reb+2ast, G.Browne 17+9reb+11ast, I.Sosa Carrion 12+2ast, A.Franklin 4+2reb
gschID: 549758


Bayamon - Fajardo 99-80

Bayamon overcame Fajardo to ensure the second victory in the quarterfinal series. Vaqueros dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Cariduros' 32. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The winners were led by Cuban center Ismael Romero (203-91, agency: Paris Global Sports) who scored that evening 22 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and Nigerian center Jeleel Akindele (216-83, college: Chicago St., agency: BeoBasket) supported him with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Four Vaqueros players scored in double figures. Even 14 points and 6 assists by the former international point guard Filiberto Rivera (189-82, college: UTEP) did not help to save the game for Cariduros. The former international Elias Ayuso (190-77, college: USC, agency: Paris Global Sports) added 16 points for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Fajardo: E.Ayuso 16+2reb+1ast, F.Rivera 14+4reb+6ast, R.Buckner 10+3reb+1ast, D.James 8+7reb+3ast, R.Melendez 7+1reb+1ast, X.Zambrana 6
Bayamon: J.Hamilton 22+5reb+2ast, I.Romero 22+8reb+1ast, J.Akindele 16+10reb+4ast, C.Dalmau 12+2reb+4ast, J.Soto 8+1reb+8ast, A.Galindo 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 549757





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Politehnica Iasi signs Matei Nuna - by Eurobasket News

CS Politehnica Unirea Iasi signed 26-year old Romanian guard Matei Nuna (190-91). just graduated from St.Clair.
His team was regular season runner-up in OUA West Division in 2011.
Nuna represented Romania at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia) six years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 8.8ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 36.8%, 3PT: 31.6%, FT: 75.0%.
Nuna has played previously for Lancers, Ploiesti and Ploiesti.

CS Politehnica Unirea Iasi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jermale Jones
Matei Nuna
Michail Liapis
Mike Balogun

Forward:
Sinisa Cvetanovic

Center:
Dejan Bjelic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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CSU Sibiu adds Laser to their roster, ex Trefl Sopot - by Eurobasket News

CSU Atlassib Sibiu (Liga Nationala) added to their roster 29-year old American point guard Tyler Laser (185-80kg-88, college: E.Illinois). He played last season at Trefl Sopot in Polish PLK league. In 18 games he recorded 6.2ppg and 1.8apg. Laser also spent pre-season at GSA Amici Pallacanestro Udine (Serie A) in Italian league that year.
He is quite experienced player. Laser has played also professionally in Bulgaria (Levski and Yambol), Cyprus (Apoel, Petrolina AEK Larnaca and Ydra Asfalistiki ENAD Agios Dometios), Greece (Kavala) and Sweden (Solna Vikings).
He attended Eastern Illinois University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Tyler led team in scoring at 11.4 points per game became the 35th player in EIU history to surpass the 1,000 point mark for his career on Nov. 18 against Loyola-Chicago finished season ranked 32nd with 1,087 career points ranks seventh on EIU career list for made 3-pointers (165) and 3-pointers attempted (441) scored in double figures in seven games with season high of 20 at Loyola-Chicago hit 88.5 percent from the free throw line for the season (23-of-26). Junior season Tyler started all 31 games leading the team in scoring at 13.9 points per game first team All-OVC selection second team All-District by NABC led team in minutes played at 32.2 per game shot 44 percent from the floor, 40 percent from 3-point range and 84 percent from free throw line seven games with 20-plus points including a season high 23 against Eureka College had back-to-back seven rebound games against Saint Louis and Jacksonville State ended season with 973 career points, needing just 27 to become 35th EIU player to crack the 1,000 point mark ended season ranking 7th on career list with 150 made 3-pointers and 7th with 391 3-pointers attempted.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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CSU Sibiu keeps Cooper for another season - by Eurobasket News

CSU Atlassib Sibiu (Liga Nationala) re-signed 27-year old American power forward Chris Cooper (205-104kg-90, college: ODU). He played there last season. In 40 Liga Nationala games he averaged 9.4ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1bpg. Cooper helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti where in 37 Liga Nationala games he had 6.2ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.1apg. Cooper contributed to his team winning the regular season. Cooper also played 10 games in Eurocup where he recorded 6.4ppg and 5.9rpg.
In 2012 Cooper was drafted by Bakersfield Jam (D-League) in second round (31st overall).
The former Old Dominion University staris in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he received USBasket.com D-League All-Rookie 3rd Team award back in 2013.
Cooper has played also professionally in Lithuania (Siauliai) and NBA G League (Northern Arizona Suns).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Trent Lockett (ex Sevilla) signs at Unics - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) landed 27-year old American guard Trent Lockett (196-95kg-90, college: Marquette). He played most recently at Betis Energia Plus Sevilla in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 31 games he averaged 11.3ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.5apg and 1.2spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Lockett played at Dolomiti Energia Trento in Italian Serie A where in 32 games he had 11.4ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.8apg and 1.6spg. He helped them to make it to the Italian Cup Semifinals. Lockett also played 22 games in Eurocup where he recorded 11.2ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.7apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
Lockett has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Among other achievements his team was regular season runner-up in Pac-10 in 2010. Lockett received also CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America All-District 8 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
Lockett has played also professionally in Germany (Braunschweig), NBA (Sacramento Kings) and NBA G League (Reno Bighorns).
He attended Marquette University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Unics Kazan roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Keith Langford
Anton Ponkrashov
Evgeny Kolesnikov
Joaquin Colom
Trent Lockett

Forward:
Vladislav Trushkin

Coach: Dimitris Priftis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Othello Hunter (ex Real Madrid) may be added to CSKA Moscow roster - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion CSKA Moscow (VTB) is in talks to sign 31-year old American (has also Liberian passport) power forward Othello Hunter (203-102kg-86, college: Ohio State, agency: David Lee Services) who played last time at Real Madrid in Spain. In 39 Liga Endesa games he averaged 6.2ppg and 3.9rpg last season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Hunter also played 35 games in Euroleague where he had 7.6ppg and 4.5rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the Euroleague Final Four.
The previous (15-16) season Hunter played at Olympiacos in Greek A1. In 31 games he recorded 8.2ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.0spg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com Greek A1 League All-Imports Team. Hunter also played 22 games in Euroleague where he got 9.4ppg and 6.0rpg.
In 2008 Pittsburgh Xplosion selected him as third overall pick in CBA draft.
The former Ohio State staris in his tenth season in pro basketball.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Hunter won Greek League championship title in 2015.
He is a very experienced player. Hunter has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to seven different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Hunter has played previously professionally in China (Golden Stars and Monkey Kings), Italy (Banco di Srd and Mens Sana 1871 Siena), Ukraine (Azovmash), NBA (Atlanta Hawks), Greece (Ilysiakos) and D-League (Springfield A.).
His game is described as: A very good rebounder and scorer, has good post moves and can spend time in the classic center position, with shoulders to the basket. Has yet upside, some expect him to turn NBA material very soon.

CSKA Moscow roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Leo Westermann
Cory Higgins
Maksim Kondakov
Alexandr Khomenko

Forwards:
Andrey Vorontsevich
Will Clyburn
Andrey Lopatin

Center:
Kyle Hines

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Scottie Reynolds (ex Cibona) joins Zenit - by Eurobasket News

Zenit Saint Petersburg (VTB) agreed terms with 30-year old American point guard Scottie Reynolds (188-95kg-87, college: Villanova). He played last season at Cibona in Croatian A1 league. Reynolds managed to play in four leagues last year (!!!). In 21 A1 games he had 8.1ppg, 3.2rpg, 5.6apg (top 3) and 1.6spg (leader !!!). He helped them to make it to the final. Reynolds also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 15.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 9.3apg and 3.5spg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. Reynolds also played 18 games in ABA League where he averaged 10.8ppg, 2.6rpg, 6.9apg and 2.0spg. And finally he contributed to 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 14.3ppg, 2.9rpg, 6.8apg and 1.6spg. Reynolds also spent pre-season at Avtodor that year.
In 2010 he was drafted by Tulsa 66ers (D-League) in first round (13th overall).
Reynolds attended Villanova University and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball. He was voted Eurobasket.com Adriatic League All-Imports Team in 2017.
Reynolds is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit four different continents, while he played in nine different countries. Reynolds tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Israel (Hapoel Holon), Italy (Enel Brindisi and CZG Veroli), Philippines (TNT Ka Tropa), Turkey (Besiktas and Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye), Russia (Krasnie Krilya), Dominican Republic (CDP Domingo Paulino Santiago), Czech Republic (CEZ Nymburk) and D-League (Springfield A.).
On Reynolds: An explosive scorer capable of playing either guard position ... Crafty with the basketball, especially on drives to the basket ... An accomplished 3-point shooter with range well beyond the arc.

Zenit Saint Petersburg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Evgeny Voronov
Scottie Reynolds
Nicolas Laprovittola

Forwards:
Marko Simonovic
Kyle Kuric

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Leeuwarden tabs Stefan Mladenovic - by Eurobasket News

Aris Leeuwarden (Eredivisie) inked 27-year old Dutch international guard Stefan Mladenovic (190-90). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Serbian passport. Mladenovic played most recently at Donar Groningen (Eredivisie). He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 31 Eredivisie games he averaged just 2.9ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.5apg. Mladenovic helped them to win the league title (twice) and the Supercup (also twice). A very good season in his career as he was selected to Dutch Eredivisie All-Star Game. Mladenovic also played 8 games in FIBA Europe Cup, but he had only 0.5ppg and 1.5apg. And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded only 2.5ppg.
The previous (15-16) season Mladenovic played at Rotterdam Challengers. In 25 Eredivisie games he got 8.3ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.3apg.
Among other achievements Mladenovic received Eurobasket.com Dutch Eredivisie All-Newcomers Team award back in 2008.
He has been also a member of Dutch international program for some years. Mladenovic has regularly played for Dutch senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
He also represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 0pts.
Mladenovic has played previously for two other teams: Den Helder and M.Magixx.

Aris Leeuwarden roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Stefan Mladenovic
Leroy Peterson

Forwards:
Meshack Lufile
Niels Bunschoten

Coach: Tony van den Bosch

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Five-star 7-footer Koprivica transfers from U-School - by Eurobasket News

Balsa Koprivica (6'11''-C-00), a five-star junior center, has transferred from University School to Windermere Prep, according to reports. News that the Serbian 7-footer was leaving the Sharks was first reported by Florida Legacy last week. Rivals' Corey Evans reported Sunday that he will be enrolling Windermere, just outside of Orlando, this fall. Not a traditional center at 240 pounds, Koprivica makes his living on the perimeter, drawing comparisons successful NBA Europeans with similar frames like Dirk Nowitzki and Kristaps Porzingis. Koprivica noted UCLA, Arizona, USC and Louisville to Rivals as schools he is strongly considering. Last season as a sophomore, Koprivica played alongside fellow 2019 standout big Vernon Carey Jr. to earn U-School a 20-7 record, District 14-5A title and regional semifinals appearance, falling to rival and eventual state champ Calvary Christian. According to Rivals, Koprivica is playing in Serbia this summer for his country's FIBA Europe Under-18 squad and will be leaving Nike Team Florida for the Central Florida-based 1 Family on the AAU front. Koprivica is ranked by 247 Sports as the No. 2 center nationally in the 2019 class while Rivals has him as the fifth-best junior overall. Both rate him five stars.
Courtesy of: sun-sentinel.com




Coach Aleksandar Kesar stays at Golden Stars - by Eurobasket News

Shandong Golden Stars (CBA) re-signed 45-year old Serbian coach Aleksandar Kesar (agency: BeoBasket).
Kesar won Greek League championship title in 2012.
He was coaching Serbian Senior National Team between 2008 and 2013, and coached also University National Team between 2007 and 2009.
Kesar is a very experienced coach. He has coached also professionally in Russia, Ukraine (Azovmash) and Serbia (Partizan).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @miskoraznatovic)

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Guangxi adds Austin to their roster, ex FMP - by Eurobasket News

Guangxi Rhinos (NBL) added to their roster 24-year old American center Isaiah Austin (216-102kg-93, college: Baylor). He played last season at FMP Beograd in Serbian KLS league. In 12 games he recorded 7.6ppg and 3.9rpg. Austin helped them to make it to the final. He also played 9 games in ABA League where he averaged 9.1ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.2bpg. Austin also spent pre-season at Crvena Zvezda (also in KLS) that year.
He was voted Big 12 All-Defensive Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Austin graduated from Baylor University in 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cakarevic comes back to Partizan - by Eurobasket News

BC Partizan NiS Beograd (KLS) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old swingman Marko Cakarevic (200-88). It is actually his comeback to Partizan as he has played here before. Cakarevic played most recently at KK Dynamic BG Beograd in Serbian KLS league. In 24 games he recorded 14.6ppg, 7.0rpg, 3.4apg and 2.1spg (in top 3) last season. Great year indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Domestic Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team. Cakarevic also played that season for BC Timisoara in Romanian Liga Nationala where in 6 games he averaged 8.2ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.5apg and 1.0spg.
Among other achievements Cakarevic won Bosnia and Herzegovina League championship title for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
He represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. Cakarevic's team won Gold and his stats at that event were : 5 games: 0.4ppg, 1.0rpg.
Cakarevic is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket), Serbia (Metalac and Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac), FYR Macedonia (Pelister Bitola) and Bosnia (Igokea).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nova Ves tab Ryan Bennett, ex Brock - by Michal Duchovic

BK 04 AC LB Spisska Nova Ves (SBL) inked Canadian guard Ryan Bennett (193-88kg). He just graduated from Brock. In 21 games he averaged 7.9ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.3apg last season. Bennett helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
He previously for another Canadian team Voyageurs.

BK 04 AC LB Spisska Nova Ves roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Daniel Lenart
Michael L'Africain
Lukas Krajnak
Ryan Bennett

Forwards:
Viktor Juricek
Adam Antoni

Center:
Djordje Ninkovic

Coach: Erich Korfanta



Coach Ryan Pannone (ex Hapoel J-M) takes over at Prievidza - by Eurobasket News

BC Prievidza (SBL) hired 32-year old American coach Ryan Pannone. He worked last season at Hapoel Jerusalem in Israeli Winner League. He helped them to win the league title and the cup.
The previous (15-16) season Pannone coached at White Wings (ProA) in German league.

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Osijek inks Josip Boban (ex-Alkar) - by Zeljko Zule

Vrijednosnice Osijek made the first addition for the upcoming season by signing Josip Boban (190-G-95) on a two-year contract.
Boban arrives from Alkar Sinj where he spent last four seasons. In the latest one, Boban averaged 6.8 points, 1.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 0.7 steals over 22 minutes in 25 Croatian A1 League games. He has also played for Split junior team and Solin.
Boban was a member of Croatian U20 national team at Eurobasket 2015 in Italy



Liege signs Jakob Cebasek, ex Hopsi Polzela - by Eurobasket News

betFIRST Liege Basket (Euromillions League) signed 26-year old Slovenian international swingman Jakob Cebasek (200-91). He played last season at Hopsi Polzela in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 32 games he had 14.2ppg, 8.6rpg (leader !!!), 2.2apg and 1.5spg. Cebasek helped them to make it to the Slovenian Cup Semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Zlatorog (Telemach League) in Slovenia. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Cebasek was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 33 Telemach League games he recorded 5.2ppg and 3.4rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Cebasek also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 6.8ppg and 2.8rpg. He also played 7 games in Alpe-Adria-Cup where he got 6.1ppg and 3.1rpg. Cebasek contributed to his team making it to the cup final.
He won Slovenian 1B championship title in 2009.
Cebasek has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. He played for Slovenian senior team this year and previously for U18 National Team back in 2009.
Cebasek represented Slovenia at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 6.0ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 30.8%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 80.0%.
Cebasek has played also professionally for other Slovenian teams like Maribor, Elektra and Parklji.

betFIRST Liege Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Milos Bojovic
Jakob Cebasek
Terry Deroover
Tyler Larson

Forwards:
Louis Hazard
Darnell Harris

Coach: Laurent Constantiello

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Arruti re-signs at Lions - by Eurobasket News

Raiffeisen Dornbirn Lions (2.Bundesliga) confirmed in their roster 27-year old Spaniard guard Ander Arruti (190-90). He played there last season. A very impressive year as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Austrian 2.Bundesliga Guard of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team.
The previous (15-16) season Arruti played at Zornotza in Spanish LEB Silver where in 26 games he had 9.2ppg, 1.2rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3spg.
Arruti's team made it to the LEB Silver Play-Off Semifinals in 2012.
He represented Spain at the European Championships U18 in Amaliada Pyrgos (Greece) nine years ago.
Arruti has played previously for four other Spanish teams: Zaragoza, Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia, Olivar and Araberri.

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David Guardia signs at Lliria - by Eurobasket News

Grupo Sanz Basquet Lliria (EBA) landed 27-year old forward David Guardia (200-90) from Valencia Basket II. Guardia has played there for the last three years. In 16 EBA games he averaged 10.5ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.5apg and 1.2spg last season.
He played in the final of Spanish LEB Gold Play-Off in 2013.
Guardia represented Spain at the Albert Schweitzer International Tournament in Mannheim (Unofficial World Championships U18) nine years ago.
He has played previously for eight other teams: Unicaja Malaga, Andorra, Meridiano Baza, Meridiano Alicante, Unicaja B Malaga, Adesavi, Fontedoso Carrefour and Clinicas Rincon.

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Santfeliuenc lands Raul Verano - by Eurobasket News

CB Santfeliuenc (EBA) tabbed 18-year old guard Raul Verano (187-99). He played most recently at the junior team of L'Hospitalet in the LEB Silver. EBA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.

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Rafael Puerta joins Santfeliuenc - by Eurobasket News

CB Santfeliuenc (EBA) agreed terms with 19-year old forward Rafael Puerta (196-98) from Barna. In 20 EBA games he had just 2.7ppg and 2.1rpg last season.

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Utrera signs Andres Tejada - by Eurobasket News

Alba Ibis CB Utrera (EBA) signed 19-year old forward Andres Tejada (195-98) from Real Betis Energia Plus Sevilla 2nd team. In 14 EBA games he had 3.3ppg and 1.8rpg in 2015-16 season.

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CAM E.Soler signs Luis Garcia - by Eurobasket News

Ciudad Autonoma de Melilla Enrique Soler (EBA) signed 18-year old guard Luis Garcia (190-99) from Unicaja B Malaga. In 20 EBA games he had 6.7ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.2apg and 1.5spg last season. Garcia also spent pre-season at Unicaja Malaga that year.

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Martinez re-signs at BHY Tiro Federal - by Eurobasket News

BHY Tiro Federal y Deportivo Morteros (TNA) confirmed in their roster 27-year old naturalized Spaniard guard Maximiliano Martinez (185-90). He played there last season.
Martinez has played previously for another Argentinian team Regatas Resistencia.

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FC Barcelona to bring in Rakim Sanders, ex EA7 Armani - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 28-year old American swingman Rakim Sanders (193-102kg-89, college: Fairfield). He has played for the last two years at EA7 Armani in Italian Serie A. In 30 games he averaged 10.1ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1spg last season. Sanders helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals. He also played 24 games in Euroleague where he had 12.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1spg.
Sanders has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA 2nd Team award in 2015 and 2016.
Sanders has played also professionally in Germany (Brose Baskets) and Israel (Galil Gilboa and Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv).
He attended Fairfield University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Sanders' outlook: A true fighter at the SF position. Plays with great energy any moment he's on the court, has good technical skills and versatility, can spend time at the SG and even some at the PF too if necessary.

FC Barcelona Lassa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Thomas Heurtel
Rakim Sanders
Shane Larkin

Forward:
Adam Hanga

Coach: Alfonso Alonso

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Trent Lockett (ex Sevilla) signs at Unics - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) landed 27-year old American guard Trent Lockett (196-95kg-90, college: Marquette). He played most recently at Betis Energia Plus Sevilla in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 31 games he averaged 11.3ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.5apg and 1.2spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Lockett played at Dolomiti Energia Trento in Italian Serie A where in 32 games he had 11.4ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.8apg and 1.6spg. He helped them to make it to the Italian Cup Semifinals. Lockett also played 22 games in Eurocup where he recorded 11.2ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.7apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
Lockett has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Among other achievements his team was regular season runner-up in Pac-10 in 2010. Lockett received also CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America All-District 8 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
Lockett has played also professionally in Germany (Braunschweig), NBA (Sacramento Kings) and NBA G League (Reno Bighorns).
He attended Marquette University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Unics Kazan roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Keith Langford
Anton Ponkrashov
Evgeny Kolesnikov
Joaquin Colom
Trent Lockett

Forward:
Vladislav Trushkin

Coach: Dimitris Priftis

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Shane Larkin to sign at FC Barcelona - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) have reportedly bolstered their roster with addition of 25-year old American point guard Shane Larkin (180-80kg-92, college: Miami, FL). He played most recently at Baskonia (Liga Endesa). In 37 games he recorded 14.1ppg, 3.1rpg, 4.9apg (top 5) and 1.4spg (in top 5) last season. Larkin helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Great season indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Import Player of the Year and voted to All-Imports Team and voted to 2nd Team. Larkin also played 33 games in Euroleague where he averaged 13.1ppg, 2.7rpg, 5.7apg and 1.3spg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season Larkin played at the Nets in NBA. In 78 games he had 7.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 4.4apg and 1.2spg.
In 2013 Larkin was drafted by Atlanta Hawks (NBA) in first round (18th overall). He attended University of Miami, Florida and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Larkin's college team won ACC Tournament in 2013. He received also HS 6A Player of the Year runner up award back in 2010 and 2011.
Larkin has played previously for three other NBA teams: Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks and Texas Legends.

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FC Barcelona could land Rakim Sanders, ex EA7 Armani - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) is in talks to add to their roster 28-year old American swingman Rakim Sanders (193-102kg-89, college: Fairfield) who played last time at EA7 Emporio Armani Milano in Italy. In 30 Serie A games he recorded 10.1ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1spg last season. He helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals. Sanders also played 24 games in Euroleague where he averaged 12.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1spg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Sanders was voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA 2nd Team in 2015 and 2016.
He has played also professionally in Germany (Brose Baskets) and Israel (Galil Gilboa and Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv).
Sanders attended Fairfield University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A true fighter at the SF position. Plays with great energy any moment he's on the court, has good technical skills and versatility, can spend time at the SG and even some at the PF too if necessary.

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Marcos Knight (ex Zaragoza) joins Afyon - by Eurobasket News

Afyonkarahisar Belediye (TBL) agreed terms with 28-year old American guard Marcos Knight (188-98kg-89, college: Middle Tennessee State, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at Tecnyconta Zaragoza in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 6 games he had 11.2ppg, 6.2rpg and 2.2apg. Knight also played that season for Science City Jena in German BBL where in 24 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.3ppg, 6.5rpg, 3.0apg and 1.5spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Newcomer of the Year, named to 3rd Team and to the All-Star Game.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won German 2.Bundesliga Pro A championship title in 2016. Knight was also voted Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Player of the Year in 2016.
He has played also professionally for other German teams like MLP Academics Heidelberg and Baunach.
Knight attended Middle Tennessee State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Afyonkarahisar Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Altan Erol
Marcos Knight

Forwards:
Talat_Alp Altunbey
Jamelle Hagins

Center:
Cevher Ozer

Coach: Hasan Ozmeric

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Valencia keeps Thomas for another season - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) re-signed 31-year old American (has also Georgian passport) power forward Will Thomas (203-100kg-86, agency: Two Points). He played there last season. In 43 Liga Endesa games he averaged 6.7ppg and 4.3rpg. Thomas helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). He also played 23 games in Eurocup where he had 6.3ppg and 4.4rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Thomas played at Unicaja Malaga. In 36 Liga Endesa games he recorded 8.1ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg. He contributed in the Supercup final. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa 3rd Team. Thomas also played 24 games in Euroleague where he got 8.1ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.2apg.
Thomas has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Georgian League Forward of the Year award back in 2012.
Thomas is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Oostende and Liege Basket), Italy (Scandone Avellino), Turkey (Pinar Karsiyaka) and Georgia (Mgzavrebi).

Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Antoine Diot
Guillem Vives
Andres Rico

Forwards:
Aaron Doornekamp
Fernando San_Emeterio
Will Thomas
Bojan Dubljevic
Alberto Abalde

Center:
Tryggvi Hlinason

Coach: Jesus Vidorreta

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Anzuluni re-signs at BC Lulea - by Eurobasket News

BC Lulea (Basketligan) confirmed in their roster 30-year old Canadian forward Yannick Anzuluni (205-101kg-87, college: Houghton). He was a team leader there last season. In 44 Basketligan games he had very impressive stats: 16.1ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.4apg and 2.0spg. Anzuluni helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan Forward of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team. He also played that season for Phoenix Hagen in German BBL where in two games he recorded 3.5ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.0spg.
Anzuluni is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Finland (Tampereen Pyrinto and Pyrinto Tampere II), Germany (Rostock and BBC Magdeburg), Sweden (Umea), Canada (Kebs de Laval and Moncton Miracles) and IBA (Schenectady L.).
Anzuluni attended Houghton College until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.
He could be described: Anzuluni is an explosive player with great leaping ability
Strengths: Plays above the rim 7'0' wingspan combined with high vertical leap allows him to challenge for any rebound. Versatile - can play positions 1-4. Can get to the basket off the dribble. Threat on offensive and defensive end. Slasher with good mid-range game. Great court vision. Can guard bigger and smaller players. Good anticipation blocking shots on weak side. Has a nose for the ball High motor.
"Yannick possesses a unique combination of skills that will make him an excellent pro prospect. He can shoot it from the perimeter, has developed a consistent pull up jumpshot, and can finish at the rim. He is long, athletic, and explosive. In 2008-09, he led or was second in the conference in five categories, including scoring, rebounding, steals, and blocked shots. He also led the league in double-doubles. As a result, he was named as Second Team All-American." - Brad Zarges, Head Coach Houghton College
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BC Lulea roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Brandon Rozzell
Quinton Upshur

Forwards:
Yannick Anzuluni
Anton Kobylak-Berglund

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Istanbul BBSK inks Michael Thompson - by Eurobasket News

Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi (BSL) signed 28-year old American point guard Michael Thompson (177-86kg-89, college: Northwestern). He played last season at Besiktas (BSL). In 39 games he had 10.9ppg, 1.7rpg and 3.2apg. Thompson helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very impressive season as he was named to Turkish League All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout. Thompson also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 11.1ppg, 1.5rpg, 4.1apg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season Thompson played at Pau Lacq Orthez in French ProA. In 36 games he was the best scorer with remarkable 17.9ppg and averaged 2.1rpg and 5.1apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA 1st Team, All-Imports Team and to the All-Star Game.
Thompson has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
He has played previously professionally in Germany (Deutsche Bank Skyliners) and France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket and SPO Rouen).
Thompson attended Northwestern University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.
He could be described: Great floor general, can run a team. Can score and assist well. Has 3pt range on his shot.

Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jaka Klobucar
Michael Thompson

Forward:
Ugur Dokuyan

Center:
Eric Buckner

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Gaziantep inks Cameron Clark, ex Chalon - by Eurobasket News

Gaziantep Basketbol (BSL) agreed terms with 26-year old American swingman Cameron Clark (201-95kg-91, college: Oklahoma). He played last season at ES Chalon-Sur-Saone in French ProA. In 44 games he was the best scorer with impressive 17.5ppg and averaged 5.8rpg and 2.2apg. Clark helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Forward of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team. Clark also played 20 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had very remarkable stats: 20.0ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.8apg. He contributed to his team making it to the cup final. It was another spectacular season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup Player of the Year, Import of the Year and named to 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season Clark played at Ironi Nahariya (Winner League) in Israel. In 33 games he recorded high stats: 15.5ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.5apg and 1.2spg. And one more great season too as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention.
Clark has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
He has played also professionally in Italy (Vanoli Cremona).
Clark attended University of Oklahoma until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
He could be described: True height is not more than 6-6, can spend time in both 3 and 4 positions, has great athleticism and leaping ability.

Gaziantep Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Erolcan Cinko
Can_Ugur Ogut
Cameron Clark

Forwards:
D.J. White
Orhan Haciyeva

Coach: Stefanos Dedas

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Marcos Knight (ex Zaragoza) joins Afyon - by Eurobasket News

Afyonkarahisar Belediye (TBL) agreed terms with 28-year old American guard Marcos Knight (188-98kg-89, college: Middle Tennessee State, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at Tecnyconta Zaragoza in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 6 games he had 11.2ppg, 6.2rpg and 2.2apg. Knight also played that season for Science City Jena in German BBL where in 24 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.3ppg, 6.5rpg, 3.0apg and 1.5spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Newcomer of the Year, named to 3rd Team and to the All-Star Game.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won German 2.Bundesliga Pro A championship title in 2016. Knight was also voted Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Player of the Year in 2016.
He has played also professionally for other German teams like MLP Academics Heidelberg and Baunach.
Knight attended Middle Tennessee State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Afyonkarahisar Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Altan Erol
Marcos Knight

Forwards:
Talat_Alp Altunbey
Jamelle Hagins

Center:
Cevher Ozer

Coach: Hasan Ozmeric

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Turk Telekom signs Sercan Ergin - by Eurobasket News

Turk Telekom Ankara (TBL) signed experienced 34-year old center Sercan Ergin (197-83) from Socar Petkim. In 36 TBL games he had 4.8ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.0apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Ergin played at Denizli Basket (TB2L) where in 31 games he recorded 4.6ppg and 3.1rpg.
He has spent his entire career in Turkey playing for seven other teams: TED Kolejliler, Balikesir, Bursaspor, Adliye, Gelisim, Hacettepe and Adliye.

Turk Telekom Ankara roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Fikret_Can Akin
Polat Kaya
Recep Dogrusoz

Forward:
Nusret Yildirim

Centers:
Kaya Peker
Sercan Ergin

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Anadolu Efes ink Krunoslav Simon - by Armando Caporaso

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) agreed terms with 32-year old Croatian international swingman Krunoslav Simon (197-102kg-85). He has played for the last two seasons at EA7 Armani in Italian Serie A. In 25 games he had 12.0ppg, 5.1rpg and 2.6apg last season. Simon helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention. Simon also played 21 games in Euroleague where he recorded 11.0ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.9apg and 1.0spg. It was another spectacular season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Simon won Italian SerieA championship title in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Guard of the Year in 2016.
Simon has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2008 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2005.
Simon represented Croatia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 9.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 4.2apg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 25.9%.
Simon has played also professionally in Russia (Lokomotiv), Spain (Unicaja Malaga) and Croatia (KK Zagreb).

Anadolu Efes Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Krunoslav Simon

Forwards:
Derrick Brown
Brock Motum
Ricky Ledo

Center:
Bryant Dunston

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Canberk Cevit signs at Afyon - by Eurobasket News

Afyonkarahisar Belediye (TBL) landed 20-year old point guard Canberk Cevit (183-97) from Turk Telekom. But in 23 TBL games he averaged just 0.5ppg last season.
Cevit was selected to U16 National Team in 2013.
He has played previously for Maliye Milli.

Afyonkarahisar Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Altan Erol
Marcos Knight
Canberk Cevit

Forwards:
Talat_Alp Altunbey
Jamelle Hagins

Center:
Cevher Ozer

Coach: Hasan Ozmeric

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DAngelo Harrison (ex Usak) agreed terms with Galil Gilboa - by Nir Luna

Hapoel Galil Gilboa (Winner League) landed 24-year old American shooting guard DAngelo Harrison (193-92kg-93, college: St.John's, agency: Three Eye Sports). He has played for the last two years at Muratbey Usak Sportlif Basketbol in Turkish BSL league. Harrison managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 25 BSL games he averaged 13.0ppg, 3.8rpg and 4.1apg. He also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 12.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.8apg and 2.5spg. Harrison helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. And finally he contributed to 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 14.8ppg, 4.9rpg, 3.8apg and 2.1spg.
Harrison received NABC All-District 5 1st Team award in 2015 at his college time.
Harrison graduated from St. John's University in 2015 and it is his third season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: Long-range bomber known for his dead-eye accuracy and ability to get to the rim an athletic and versatile scorer possesses both great range and great confidence.

Hapoel Galil Gilboa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ezequiel Skverer
DAngelo Harrison
Joaquin Shuchman

Forward:
Tal Karpels

Center:
Ben Altit

Coach: Ariel Beit-Halamy

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Limoges land Kenneth Hayes, ex Demir IBB - by Eurobasket News

Limoges CSP Elite (ProA) landed 30-year old American point guard Kenneth Hayes (188-79kg-87, college: Miami, OH, agency: BeoBasket). He played most recently at Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket in Turkish BSL league. In 29 games he averaged impressive 16.4ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.6apg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game. Hayes also played 14 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 14.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.7apg and 1.1spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup Honorable Mention.
Part of previous (2015-16) season Hayes spent at Unicaja Malaga in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 9 games he recorded 9.2ppg and 1.8apg. The other team Hayes played shortly was BK Astana in Kazakhstan league. In 6 FIBA Europe Cup games he got remarkable 19.3ppg, 2.5rpg and 6.3apg. He also played 20 games in VTB United League where he got high stats: 17.1ppg, 1.6rpg and 4.2apg.
In 2010 Hayes was drafted by Maine Red Claws (D-League) in second round (7th overall).
He attended Miami University, Ohio and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
Hayes has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Among other achievements he received USBasket.com All-D-League Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2012.
Hayes is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life on four different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Hayes has played previously professionally in Israel (Galil Gilboa and Maccabi Ashdod), Italy (Vanoli Cremona), Venezuela (Trotamundos) and NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A guard who can play well in both low tempo and up-tempo game. Gives his best out from screens and in pick and roll situations, but knows how to hit the basket if left open on the perimeter, even from behind the 3pt arch. A good ball passeer, he also defends hard.

Limoges CSP Elite roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kenneth Hayes
Jean-Baptiste Maille
Axel Bouteille

Forwards:
Jean-Frederic Morency
Brian Conklin
William Howard

Center:
Timothee Bazille

Coach: Kyle Milling

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @pedjamateric)

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Will Cummings (ex Aris) may join Darussafaka - by Eurobasket News

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL) is close to sign 25-year old American guard Will Cummings (188-84kg-92, college: Temple) who played last time at Aris Thessaloniki in Greece. In 31 A1 games he was the best scorer with 14.5ppg and had 3.6rpg, 3.1apg and 1.1spg last season. Cummings helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League 3rd Team. Cummings also played 18 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded very impressive stats: 15.2ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.4apg and 1.6spg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League Honorable Mention.
Cummings ended the previous (2015-16) season at Dolomiti Energia Trento in Italian Serie A. In four games he averaged 9.5ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg. But the most of that year he spent at another team Rio Grande Valley Vipers in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen. In 52 games he got remarkable 20.5ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.7apg and 2.0spg. Cummings contributed to his team winning the D-League Soutwest Division title (twice). It was a very successful season as he was voted to USBasket.com All-D-League 2nd Team, All-Star Game and All-Rookie Team.
Cummings has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He has played also professionally in NBA (Houston Rockets).
Cummings attended Temple University until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hakan Demirel joins Istanbul BBSK - by Eurobasket News

Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi (BSL) agreed terms with 32-year old ex-international guard Hakan Demirel (188-85, agency: 1x1 Sports). He played last season at Muratbey Usak Sportlif Basketbol (BSL). Demirel managed to play in three leagues last year. In 26 BSL games he had 4.6ppg and 1.7apg. He also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 3.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.3apg. His team made it to the quarterfinals. And finally Demirel contributed to 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 5.0ppg, 1.9rpg and 2.9apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Trabzonspor. But in 27 BSL games he got just 1.7ppg and 1.3apg. Demirel also played 16 games in Eurocup where he got only 2.2ppg and 1.7apg.
His team made it to the Turkish President Cup final in 2012.
Demirel was also a member of Turkish international program for some years. He played for Turkish Senior National Team between 2006 and 2009 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2006.
Demirel represented Turkey at the Mediterranean Games eight years ago.
He has played previously for seven other teams: Tofas, Darussafaka, Fenerbahce, Erdemir, Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye, Elazig and Erdemir.
On Demirel: 'Brain' of the winning team. Intelligent player, good passer, decent shooter. Dreams of the NBA.
Shoots lefthanded, and has improved his accuracy in last times. Likes to shoot or to pass instead than going inside
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Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Hakan Demirel
Jaka Klobucar
Michael Thompson

Forward:
Ugur Dokuyan

Center:
Eric Buckner

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  UGANDA  


NBL Round 15: Easy game for UCU Canons which beat Falcons by 14 points - by Eurobasket News

Fourth ranked UCU Canons (5-3) beat at home 11th ranked Falcons (1-6) by 14 points 61-47, which is the biggest margin this round on Sunday night. The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 61-47. UCU Canons forced 20 Falcons turnovers and outrebounded them 52-36 including a 17-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a quality performance of forward Brian Namake (-90) who helped to win the game recording 11 points and 5 rebounds. Center Derrick Isiko (-97) helped adding 9 points and 8 rebounds. UCU Canons' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was forward Benard Okumu with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. UCU Canons have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place. Falcons at the other side dropped to the bottom position with six games lost. UCU Canons are looking forward to face Ndejje (#5) in the next round. Falcons will play against UPDF (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 15 Our Saviour won against Nkumba M. on the opponent's court 72-63.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 22 points and 9 rebounds by Steven Mwesigye of Our Saviour.

UCU Canons - Falcons 61-47

Fourth ranked UCU Canons (5-3) beat at home 11th ranked Falcons (1-6) by 14 points 61-47, which is the biggest margin this round on Sunday night. The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 61-47. UCU Canons forced 20 Falcons turnovers and outrebounded them 52-36 including a 17-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a quality performance of forward Brian Namake (-90) who helped to win the game recording 11 points and 5 rebounds. Center Derrick Isiko (-97) helped adding 9 points and 8 rebounds. UCU Canons' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was forward Benard Okumu with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds and forward Vinnie Jurua (-89) scored 4 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. UCU Canons have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place. Falcons at the other side dropped to the bottom position with six games lost. UCU Canons are looking forward to face Ndejje (#5) in the next round. Falcons will play against UPDF (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Falcons: B.Okumu 16+10reb+1ast, A.Dickson 13+1reb+1ast, N.Owori 6+3reb+2ast, A.Ntale 5+4reb+3ast, V.Jurua 4+7reb+4ast, O.Moses 3+10reb+2ast
UCU Canons: B.Namake 11+5reb+3ast, J.Maheta 10+5reb+2ast, D.Isiko 9+8reb+1ast, J.Egau 8+6reb+1ast, A.Gang 6+11reb+1ast, S.Wundi 6+4reb
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Nkumba M. - Our Saviour 63-72

There was a minor upset when 9th ranked Nkumba M. (1-5) was defeated at home by eleventh ranked Our Saviour (2-5) 72-63 on Sunday. Our Saviour forced 25 Nkumba M. turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Nkumba M. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for forward Steven Mwesigye who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 9 rebounds. Mulamba Nkumbi helped adding 16 points and 5 rebounds. Our Saviour's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was forward Wilson Otweyo (-89) with 18 points and 8 rebounds and forward Malvin Midaki (-90) scored 11 points and 8 rebounds. Four Nkumba M. players scored in double figures. Our Saviour moved-up to ninth place. Nkumba M. lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the eleventh position with five games lost. Our Saviour are looking forward to face higher ranked Sharing Youth (#8) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Nkumba M. will play against UPDF and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nkumba M.: W.Otweyo 18+8reb+3ast, L.Marcus 12+2reb, S.Makutwa 11+8reb+3ast, M.Midaki 11+8reb+3ast, N.Byamukama 4+2reb+1ast, U.Walugembe 3+2reb+2ast
Our Saviour: S.Mwesigye 22+9reb+3ast, M.Nkumbi 16+5reb+1ast, D.Opolot 8+1reb+1ast, D.Monoja 8+9reb, R.Balemwa 5+1reb, J.Wacha 5+2reb+2ast
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Buzangu's 22 points and 9 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

35-year old forward Michael Buzangu (F-82) had a great game in the last round for second-ranked Pemba Warriors and receives a Afrobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
He had the game-high 22 points adding nine rebounds for Pemba Warriors in his team's victory, helping them to crush Ndejje (#5, 4-3) with 19-point margin 72-53. Pemba Warriors maintains the 2nd position in Ugandan league. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Pemba Warriors already had a very good start winning all 5 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Buzangu had a remarkable three three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He has many years of experience at Pemba Warriors, through which he has constantly improved. Buzangu has impressive league stats. He is league's best scorer averaging so far 18.8ppg. Buzangu

Second best performed player last round was Joas Maheta (186-G-89) of UCU Canons. He is Tanzanian guard in his first season at UCU Canons. In the last game Maheta recorded impressive 20 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course UCU Canons cruised to a 69-58 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked JKL Dolphins (#7, 3-3). This victory allowed UCU Canons to move up to 4th position in the standings. His team's 4-3 record is not bad at all. Maheta is one of the most experienced players at UCU Canons and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to another Pemba Warriors' star - forward Amisi Saidi (F-87). Saidi scored 14 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was another key player of Pemba Warriors, helping his team with a 72-53 easy win against the lower-ranked Ndejje (#5, 4-3). Pemba Warriors started extremely well this year. They recorded 5 victories without losing a single game. Saidi turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Saidi has a great season in Uganda. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 10.2rpg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Francis Ogola (C-91) of JKL Dolphins - 8 points and 12 rebounds
5. Maker Deng (94) of Ndejje - 9 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Fadhili Chuma (F-95) of UCU Canons - 10 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Derrick Katumba (194-F-93) of Ndejje - 11 points and 6 rebounds
8. Brian Namake (F-90) of UCU Canons - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Joshua Etalu (194-C-86) of Pemba Warriors - 10 points and 2 rebounds
10. Norman Blick (199-F/G-83) of JKL Dolphins - 11 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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Jesus Medina's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Venezuelans playing currently abroad: - by Eurobasket Center

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

Jesus Medina
Jesus Medina
   #1. This week's number one is former U17 international swingman Jesus Medina (188-94, currently plays in Colombia). Medina was the major contributor in Piratas' victory against the closely-ranked Sabios (9-12) 95-78 in the Colombian Liga DirecTV last Saturday. He recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 10 rebounds. Medina also added 7 assists and 4 steals. Piratas de Bogota (8-13) is placed second from the bottom (#7) in the Liga DirecTV. It was Piratas' third consecutive victory in a row. Medina has relatively good stats this season: 12.3ppg, 6.5rpg, 6.0apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 38.8%, 3FGP: 34.6% and FT: 52.8%. He played for the Venezuelan U17 national team six years ago.

Eduardo Torres
Eduardo Torres
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced former international forward Eduardo Torres (195-81, currently plays in Colombia). Torres could not help Condores (9-12) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Condores lost 72-81 at home to the leading Fast Break. Torres was the top scorer with 18 points in 40 minutes. It was Condores' fourth consecutive loss in a row. This year Torres has relatively solid stats: 14.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.7apg, 2FGP: 51.7%, 3FGP: 40.9% and FT: 81.0% in seven games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Venezuelan and Colombian. Former Panteras de Miranda starter played for the Venezuelan national team in 2009.

Jhon Romero
Jhon Romero
   #3. The Venezuelan player who performed third best last week abroad was former international forward Jhon Romero (199-85, currently plays in Colombia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Jesus Medina. But that was another game of his team in Colombian Liga DirecTV which we would like to mention. Romero led Piratas to a victory against the closely-ranked Caciques (8-11) 88-81. He had a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 14 rebounds in 33 minutes. Piratas de Bogota (8-13) is placed second from the bottom (#7) in the Liga DirecTV. It was Piratas' third consecutive victory in a row. Romero has reliable stats this year: 14.8ppg, 10.3rpg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 47.1%, 3FGP: 13.0% and FT: 63.6% in 13 games. He played for the Venezuelan national team six years ago.

Luis Julio
Luis Julio
   #4. Power forward Luis Julio (201-80, currently plays in Colombia) faced previously mentioned Eduardo Torres in the Colombian Liga DirecTV last game. Julio contributed to a Fast Break's victory against the fifth-ranked Condores (9-12) 81-72. He had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 14 rebounds in 25 minutes. This year Julio's overall stats are: 8.4ppg and 7.9rpg in 13 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Venezuelan and Colombian. Julio used to play for the Venezuelan national team back in 2009.

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

   #1. Luis Almanza (196-F-91, currently plays in Colombia) led Condores to a victory against the closely-ranked Caciques (8-11) 84-80 in the Colombian Liga DirecTV in Saturday night's game. He had a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 16 rebounds in 36 minutes. Condores de Cundinamarca (9-12) is placed fifth in the Liga DirecTV. It was his team's first victory after four consecutive loses. Almanza has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.0ppg, 9.6rpg and 1.6apg in 21 games he played so far.

   #2. Dario Castro (206-C-91, currently plays in Colombia) contributed to Sabios' victory against the closely-ranked Cimarrones (10-7) 73-67 in the Colombian PBD in Sunday night's game. Castro scored 11 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Sabios de Manizales (9-12) is placed fourth in the PBD. This season Castro averages: 5.1ppg and 3.3rpg.

   #3. Fernando Lucena (185-PG-86, currently plays in Colombia). Lucena could not help Caciques (8-11) to beat Piratas (8-13). He scored 6 points and added 4 passes. Caciques was defeated 88-81 on the road by the one of league's weakest teams Piratas (#7). It was Caciques' fourth consecutive loss in a row. Lucena's stats this season are: 10.5ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.3apg. He has a dual citizenship: Venezuelan and Colombian.

   #4. Hector Diaz (197-G/F-92, currently plays in Colombia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Luis Almanza. But that was another game of his team in Colombian Liga DirecTV which we would like to mention. Diaz was not able to help Condores in their game against Fast Break (18-1). He scored 7 points, grabbed 6 boards, dished 5 assists and stole 5 balls in 19 minutes. Condores lost 72-81 at home to the leading Fast Break. Diaz's stats this year are: 11.4ppg, 5.5rpg, 3.4apg and 2.3spg in 21 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Venezuelan and Colombian.

   #5. Raul Orta (196-G-85, currently plays in Puerto Rico) contributed to Santeros' victory against the eighth-ranked Indios (16-20) 101-92 in the Puerto Rican BSN last Friday. Orta recorded 6 points. Santeros de Aguada (25-11) is placed first in the BSN. This season Orta averages: 2.4ppg. He has both Venezuelan and Puerto Rican nationalities. Despite Orta's Venezuelan passport, he previously played for the Puerto Rican U21 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Venezuelan team.

   #6. Rafael Rodriguez (187-G-86, currently plays in Colombia) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Patriotas crushing them 89-45 in the Colombian Liga DirecTV in Saturday night's game. He scored 8 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. This season Rodriguez averages: 1.5ppg and 1.3rpg.

   #7. Michael Hinestroza Javes (208-F-90, college: UALR, currently plays in Colombia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Rafael Rodriguez. However that was another game of his team in Colombian Liga DirecTV which brought him to that list. Hinestroza Javes contributed to an easy victory against the fifth-ranked Condores crushing them 85-60. He recorded 7 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 21 minutes. This year Hinestroza Javes' total stats are: 7.6ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.2apg in 16 games. He also holds two passports: Venezuelan and Colombian.



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  WORLD CUP U19  


Canada wins Gold in Cairo - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
Canada - Italy 79-60
Canada are crowned champions in Cairo. They prevailed against Italy in the Final. Rowan Barrett Jr. (201-SF-00) posted 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead the winners. Canada grabbed a 24:10 lead ten minutes into the game. The North American side dropped 27 points in the second term to ensure a 15-point halftime lead. Canada held the Azzurri to just 24 points in the second half and marched to the triumph. Abu Kigab (201-F/G-98) and Nathan Darling (196-G-98) provided 12 points each for the winners. David Okeke (202-F/C-98, agency: Interperformances) responded with 14 points and 10 rebounds for Italy. Lorenzo Penna (176-PG-98) and Tommaso Oxilia (198-F-98, agency: Players Group) banked in 12 points each in the loss.
3-4 Place
USA - Spain 96-72
USA stepped onto the pedestal in Egypt. They crushed Spain to earn the Bronze medals. Carsen Edwards (183-PG-98) posted 13 points to lead the winners. USA got to a furious start to the game. They accumulated a 25:8 lead after the starting period. USA dominated throughout the next periods and cruised to the victory. Payton Pritchard (188-PG-98) delivered 12 points and 6 assists for the winners. Ignacio Rosa (206-F/C-99) responded with 24 points for Spain.

5-6 Place
Germany - Lithuania 80-74
Germany ended up in the fifth position at the championship. They held off Lithuania tonight. Oscar Da Silva (207-PF-98) registered 18 points in the victory. Lithuania piled up a 39:28 halftime advantage. But Germany turned the tables in the second half. They unloaded 52 points and got away with a narrow win. Lars Lagerpusch (207-PF-98) chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Lithuania responded with 14 points each for Tadas Sedekerskis (203-F/G-98) and Arnoldas Kulboka (205-SF-98).

7-8 Place
France - Argentina 69-63
France finished 7th in Cairo. They held off Argentina in the classification round tonight. Killian Tillie (206-F-98) came up with 17 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Argentina eked out a 34:32 halftime lead. The Latin American side boosted the margin at 4-point mark heading into the fourth term. But France used a 22:12 run in the final term to snatch victory. Enzo Goudou-Sinha (184-PG-98) accounted for 15 points for les Bleues. Facundo Corvalan (188-G-98) responded with 16 points and 6 assists for Argentina.

9-10 Place
Puerto Rico - Japan 68-67
Puerto Rico held off Japan to claim the 9th position. Jorge Pacheco-Ortiz (185-G-98) stepped up with 19 points to lead the charge. Japan stole a 33:29 halftime lead. Puerto Rico though dropped 22 points in the third term to surge ahead. Japan and Puerto Rico went neck and neck throughout the fourth term but the latter ones managed to pull away with a tough win. Jesus Cruz (195-F/G-98) chipped in 15 points for the winners. Rui Hachimura (203-F-98) responded with 27 points and 11 rebounds for Japan.
11-12 Place
New Zealand - Egypt 85-69
New Zealand finished their campaign on a high note. They edged hosting Egypt to occupy the 11th overall position. Tai Wynyard (208-C/F-98) produced 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Kiwis. New Zealand got to a strong start. They ensured a 22:8 lead after ten minutes. Egypt pulled within 4 points at the final break. But New Zealand unleashed 30 points in the fourth term to seal the victory. Taane Samuel (200-F-99) knocked down 17 points in the win. Mohamed Youssef (182-PG-99) responded with 22 points for Egypt.

13-14 Place
Angola - South Korea 58-56
Angola eked out a narrow win over South Korea to finish 13th at the championship. Silvio de Souza came up with 27 points and 21 boards to lead the winners. South Korea grabbed an 18:11 lead after ten minutes. Angola however denied the deficit to eke out a 28:27 halftime lead. South Korea drained 19 points in the third term to regain the advantage. However the seesaw action continued in the final term. Angola limited the Asian side to just 10 points to snatch win. Childe Dundao (167-G-98) tossed in 12 points in the victory. Jea-Min Yang responded with 17 points and 15 rebounds for South Korea.

15-16 Place
Mali - Iran 61-70
Iran finally enjoyed the win in Cairo. They beat Mali to clinch the 15th overall position at the championship. Ehsan Samadi (192-G/F-98) stepped up with 21 points for the Asian side. Iran grabbed a 40:27 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 15-point mark at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the win. Amirhossein Azari (192-SF-98) netted 15 points for the winners. Blaise Keita (210-C-99) responded with 15 points and 13 rebounds for Mali.




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Women News


Russia wins FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup 2017 - by Eurobasket News

Just 2 weeks after their triumph at the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2017, Russia went back-to-back in the heart of the Dutch capital, on Museumplein with the iconic Rijskmuseum as natural urban backdrop. MVP Anastasia Logunova (192-C-90, agency: LBM Management) had a game-high 9 points in a hard-fought final against Spain (22-14). Aleksandra Stolyar added 7 while Anna Leshkovtseva had 6. Irene San Roman had a team-high 7 points for Spain while tournament top scorer Aitana Mediavilla and the pocket-sized Paula Palomares (173-G-84) were limited to just 3 points. The Netherlands won bronze in a nail-biter against France (19-15) and brought a record-breaking 2,105 spectators to their feet. The FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup 2017 venue was the biggest temporary location in 3x3 basketball history and was sold out on the last two days of competition. Dutch star Karin Kuijt (174-G-90) had a game-high 9 points in the bronze-medal game and joined Palomares and MVP Logunova on the Team of the Tournament.
Courtesy of: fiba.com



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U16 girls team land wild card to compete at 2017 FIBA AfroBasket - by Eurobasket News

Rwanda U-16 basketball girls' national team has been awarded a wildcard to compete at this year's fifth edition of FIBA Africa Under-16 Championship for Women (AfroBasket) that will be held in Maputo Mozambique. The biennial event will be hosted by from August 4-12, with the games to played at the Pavilhao do Maxaquene in Maputo. The development was confirmed by Rwanda Basketball Federation (FERWABA) president in a press briefing that was held at Amahoro national stadium on Friday. Rwanda had failed to seal an automatic qualification at the FIBA U16 African Championship 2017 Zone 5 Qualifiers that took place in Mombasa, Kenya last month after finishing second behind Egypt that will be the flag bearers of Zone V. According to FERWABA technical advisor Claudette Habimana Mugwaneza, the team is scheduled to kick off a residential training camp on July 14, where she revealed that the team will be aiming to improve from the previous performance in Madagascar where they finished in the ninth place. 'The team will kick off preparations probably on July 14 and we aim to do better compared to the previous edition in 2015. This time the target will at least finishing the top four teams and it is achievable because this year, we have a very talented team,' said Mugwaneza. Of the 12 teams, 10 have been confirmed and these include Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tunisia and Zimbabwe
Meanwhile, the boys team are currently in a residential camp as they will represent Zone V in this particular event that will be hosted in in Vacoas-Phoenix, Mauritius from July 13-22. The boys' team Rwanda will represent Zone V at the biennial event for the second time in a row after successfully defending FIBA U16 African Championship 2017 Zone 5 Qualifiers title. A team of 18 players under the guidance of head coach Moise Mutokambali who also doubles as the senior team coach and his assistant Aime Kharim Nkusi conducts training sessions daily at Amahoro indoor stadium.
Courtesy of: newtimes.co.rw



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  AUSTRALIA  


Australian U17 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Shyla Heal
Heal
Emma Clarke
Clarke
Miela Goodchild
Goodchild
Isabelle Bourne
Bourne
Darcy Rees
Rees
#e#5
4Jessica McDowell-White 168-PG-00 Brisbane S. Australia
5Shyla Heal 167-PG-01 Sutherland S. Australia
6Cassidy Gould 176-F/G-00 Altona Australia
7Chelsea D'Angelo 180-F-00 Frankston B. Australia
8Emma Clarke 183-G/F-99 BA CoE Australia
9Grace Oliver 184-F/C-00
10Miela Goodchild 175-G/F-00 Logan T. Australia
11Madeline Puli 186-C-00 Dandenong R. Australia
12Isabelle Bourne 186-C-00 BA CoE Australia
13Darcy Rees 192-C-00 Forestville E. Australia

Tracy York Head Coach Adelaide Australia
Claudia Brassard Assistant
Reece Potter Assistant Sydney Australia



State Leagues Round-Up - by Eurobasket News

Big V
Hume City B. - Eltham W. 92-76

Everything could happen in Tullamarine at the game between two tied teams. Both seventh ranked Hume City Broncos and 6th ranked Wildcats had identical 8-8 record. This time Hume City Broncos used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Eltham 92-76 on Sunday night. Hume City Broncos looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Colleen Planeta (188-88, college: Point Loma) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. Her fellow American import center Erika Livermore (185-93, college: Fair Dickinson) chipped in a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Four Hume City Broncos players scored in double figures. The former international swingman Alice Kunek (187-91) produced a double-double by scoring 37 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds and guard Rebecca Cole (178-92) added 10 points and 6 assists respectively for the guests. Hume City Broncos (9-8) moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Wildcats dropped to the seventh position with nine games lost. Hume City Broncos will face higher ranked Falcons (#3) in Mount Waverley in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Wildcats will play against Sharks (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hume City B.: E.Livermore 25+10reb+1ast, C.Planeta 22+12reb+5ast, N.Zammit 18+2reb+7ast, V.Saad 17+6reb+1ast, M.Laloifi 8+3reb+4ast, N.Karantzoulis 2+3ast
Eltham W.: A.Kunek 37+10reb+1ast, R.Cole 10+4reb+6ast, J.Kitto 10+3reb+2ast, A.McBean 6+6reb, S.Ruedin 4+7reb+2ast, O.Bontempelli 3+5reb+1ast
gschID: 541982


S.Peninsula S. - Hume City B. 68-76

The game between closely ranked teams ended with seventh ranked Hume City Broncos' (9-8) road victory over 8th ranked Sharks (7-10) 76-68 on Saturday. Hume City Broncos dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Sharks' 38. Hume City Broncos forced 22 Sharks turnovers. Strangely Sharks outrebounded Hume City Broncos 43-30 including a 23-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Sharks' players. The best player for the winners was American forward Colleen Planeta (188-88, college: Point Loma) who scored 20 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks. Mua Laloifi chipped in 19 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 steals. Four Hume City Broncos players scored in double figures. American point guard Brittany Carter (183-93, college: Illinois) produced 24 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 steals and Innika Hodgson added 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. Hume City Broncos moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Sharks keep the eighth position with ten games lost. Hume City Broncos will face higher ranked Falcons (#3) in Mount Waverley in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sharks will play on the road against Wildcats (#7) in Eltham and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hume City B.: C.Planeta 20+7reb+5ast, M.Laloifi 19+5reb+7ast, V.Saad 12+6reb+3ast, N.Karantzoulis 11+1reb+3ast, N.Zammit 8+5reb+4ast, E.Livermore 6+3reb+1ast
S.Peninsula S.: B.Carter 24+9reb+6ast, I.Hodgson 15+7reb+4ast, J.Pearce 13+8reb+1ast, C.Byrnes 9+2reb+1ast, E.Ogier 5+8reb, R.Mawdsley 2+6reb+1ast
gschID: 541980


Bulleen B. - Waverley F. 80-84

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Bulleen where 3rd placed Boomers (11-5) were defeated by fourth ranked Falcons (12-5) 84-80 on Sunday. Falcons outrebounded Boomers 46-35 including a 30-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was forward Kelly Bowen (182-89, college: Gonzaga) who had a double-double by scoring 28 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Jackie Vanderzaag (184-88) chipped in 23 points and 9 rebounds. Falcons' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American power forward Sarah Boothe (195-90, college: Stanford) produced a double-double by scoring 24 points and 13 rebounds and Kara Tessari added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Falcons moved-up to third place in League. Loser Boomers dropped to the fourth position with five games lost. Falcons will face Hume City Broncos (#5) in Tullamarine in the next round. Boomers will play at home against Cougars and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Waverley F.: K.Bowen 28+11reb+5ast, J.Vanderzaag 23+9reb, T.Cunninghan 13+8reb+2ast, G.Beasley 6+6reb+2ast, R.Mokrzycki 6+4reb+3ast, S.Rourke 3
Bulleen B.: S.Boothe 24+13reb+3ast, K.Tessari 12+5reb+3ast, J.May 10, T.Blair 9+2reb+2ast, M.Allan 8+5reb+2ast, S.Moodie 5+4reb
gschID: 541984


McKinnon C. - Diamond VE 94-85

The game between closely ranked teams ended with ninth ranked Cougars' (6-10) home victory over 10th ranked Diamond Valley Eagles (2-15) 94-85 on Sunday. Cougars forced 21 Diamond Valley Eagles turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was American guard Ariel Thomas (168, college: Oregon) who had a triple-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Melanie Ioannidis chipped in 27 points. Four Cougars players scored in double figures. Forward Kate Oliver (193-91, college: USC) produced 26 points and 7 rebounds and Amelia Smith added 21 points and 10 rebounds respectively for the guests. Cougars maintains ninth place in League with 6-10 record. Loser Diamond Valley Eagles keep the tenth position with 15 games lost. Cougars will face higher ranked Boomers (#4) in Bulleen in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Diamond Valley Eagles will play at home against Hawks (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
McKinnon C.: M.Ioannidis 27+1reb+1ast, A.Thomas 18+11reb+10ast, M.Pullins 14+8reb, M.Muir 13+2reb+2ast, C.Bransden 7+3ast, C.Ioannidis 6+4reb+6ast
Diamond VE: K.Oliver 26+7reb+3ast, A.Smith 21+10reb+3ast, M.Pirini 11+1reb+3ast, K.Burton 8+6reb+4ast, C.Wragg 7+4reb+4ast, M.Crupi 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 541983


Knox R. - Sunbury 69-68

Round 17 in State League means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Wantirna South where host Knox Raiders (14-4) edged league's leader Sunbury (13-4) 69-68 on Sunday evening. It was a key game for the top position in League. Knox Raiders forced 21 Sunbury turnovers. The best player for the winners was American guard TaRea Cunnigan (175-93, college: San Jose St.) who scored 20 points. Forward Lucy Dawson (181-91) chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds. Karen Duever produced 22 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Monique Stevens (160-91, college: NW Missouri St.) added 12 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Four Sunbury players scored in double figures. Knox Raiders keep a position of League leader. Newly promoted Sunbury dropped to the second place with four games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Knox R.. Sunbury will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest and make it back to the top of the standings. Knox Raiders will try to continue on its current victory against eleventh ranked Venom on the road.
Top scorers:
Knox R.: T.Cunnigan 20+4reb+3ast, L.Dawson 17+6reb+2ast, T.Lee 10+5reb+5ast, M.Ivanov 9+2ast, D.Middleton 9+8reb+1ast, R.Quirk 2+4reb+2ast
Sunbury: K.Duever 22+8reb+1ast, M.Stevens 12+8reb+4ast, C.Burns 12+5reb, S.Crotty 12+3reb+2ast, R.Van Kuyk 8+6reb+3ast, A.Darby 2+2reb
gschID: 541981


Eltham W. - Warrandyte V. 67-53

Not a big story in a game in Eltham where 11th ranked Venom (2-15) was defeated by sixth ranked Wildcats (8-9) 67-53 on Saturday. Wildcats held Venom to an opponent 24.4 percent shooting from the field compared to 31.9 percent accuracy of the winners. Wildcats forced 21 Venom turnovers. The best player for the winners was the former international swingman Alice Kunek (187-91) who scored 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Rebecca Cole (178-92) chipped in 13 points and 7 rebounds. Center Amanda Meinking (192-96) produced 8 points and 16 rebounds and Meg Dargan added 13 points and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Venom's coach rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Despite that victory Wildcats went down to seventh position (League) due to points difference. Loser Venom keeps the eleventh place with 15 games lost. Wildcats will face Sharks (#8) in the next round. Venom will play against the league's leader Knox Raiders and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Eltham W.: A.Kunek 25+6reb+4ast, R.Cole 13+7reb+2ast, J.Kitto 10+4reb+3ast, G.Dale 8+6reb, O.Bontempelli 5+4reb+4ast, A.Bates 3+3reb+2ast
Warrandyte V.: M.Dargan 13+4reb+4ast, H.Bensch 10+7reb, M.Burke 9+8reb+3ast, A.Meinking 8+16reb+1ast, H. Bawden 4+4reb, M.Couling 4+7reb+1ast
gschID: 541979


Premier League
C.Districts L. - W.Adelaide B. 37-68

Everything went according to plan in Gawler where seventh ranked Bearcats (6-10) outleveled 10th ranked Lions (1-15) 68-37 on Sunday. Bearcats held Lions to an opponent 24.1 percent shooting from the field compared to 33.8 percent accuracy of the winners. Bearcats forced 31 Lions turnovers. Lions were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was Ashlea Vordermaier (-90) who scored 12 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Ieva Nagy (177-91, college: Troy) chipped in 14 points. Hannah Hank produced 7 points and 14 rebounds and Danielle Greaves (-93) added 5 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Bearcats maintains seventh place in League with 6-10 record. Loser Lions keep the tenth position with 15 games lost. Bearcats will face higher ranked Eagles (#6) in Goodwood in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lions will play on the road against Warriors (#8) in Flinders Park and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
W.Adelaide B.: I.Nagy 14+2reb, A.Vordermaier 12+9reb+2ast, J.Fejo 9+4reb+1ast, B.Ward 7+6reb+2ast, S.Langenbrinck 7+3reb+5ast, A.Gee 6+3reb+1ast
C.Districts L.: A.Carlin 8+2reb, H.Hank 7+14reb+2ast, R.Stringer 6+5reb, D.Greaves 5+6reb+1ast, G.Madigan 4+2reb, E.Schrapel 4+4reb+3ast
gschID: 542080


Sturt S. - Woodville W. 77-50

There was no surprise in Pasadena where 8th ranked Warriors (3-13) were crushed by sixth ranked Sabres (10-6) 77-50 on Sunday. Sabres dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Warriors' 30. They outrebounded Warriors 52-41 including 43 on the defensive glass. Sabres looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Warriors' players. The best player for the winners was Sarah Elsworthy who had a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists. Guard Caroline Burgess (176-82) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Sabres players scored in double figures. Sabres' coach felt very confident using entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. American guard Ashley Claussen (168, college: S.Oregon) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import forward Jennifer Monroe (180, college: Anderson, SC) added 13 points and 12 rebounds respectively for the guests. Sabres moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Warriors keep the eighth position with 13 games lost. Sabres will face higher ranked Flames (#4) in Marden in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Warriors will play at home against Lions (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sturt S.: H.Richards 18+6reb+1ast, C.Burgess 16+10reb+4ast, S.Elsworthy 15+10reb+9ast, K.Mathews 14+6reb+1ast, L.Gibbons 7+4reb+4ast, E. Brett 3+6reb+2ast
Woodville W.: A.Claussen 15+10reb+3ast, J.Monroe 13+12reb, A.Herriman 9+2reb, J.Von Einem 8+5reb+3ast, D.Troia 3+6reb+3ast, J. Howe 2+3reb
gschID: 542079


Woodville W. - Eastern M. 81-89

No shocking result in a game in Flinders Park where first ranked Mavericks (13-3) defeated 8th ranked Warriors (3-13) 89-81 on Saturday. Mavericks looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. The best player for the winners was guard Alex Wilson (174-94) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists. Rachael Hines chipped in 22 points (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). Mavericks' coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American guard Ashley Claussen (168, college: S.Oregon) produced 31 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and the other American import forward Jennifer Monroe (180, college: Anderson, SC) added 11 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Mavericks maintains first place in League with 13-3 record. Loser Warriors keep the eighth position with 13 games lost. Mavericks will face Panthers (#9) in Adelaide in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Warriors will play at home against Lions and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Eastern M.: A.Wilson 24+10reb+9ast, R.Hines 22+4reb+2ast, H.Wadforth 15+7reb+2ast, K.Kartinyeri 11+8reb+7ast, B.Basham 9+5reb+2ast, J.Rock 7+2reb+2ast
Woodville W.: A.Claussen 31+5reb+6ast, J.Von Einem 18+10reb+1ast, A.Herriman 12+3reb+2ast, J.Monroe 11+11reb+7ast, E.Sims 5+3reb+1ast, D.Troia 4+5reb
gschID: 542074


C.Districts L. - Sturt S. 43-97

Very expected game in Gawler where 10th ranked Lions (1-15) were rolled over by sixth ranked Sabres (10-6) 97-43 on Saturday. Sabres dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Lions' 22 and made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Sabres forced 26 Lions turnovers and outrebounded them 45-25 including 17 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Lions' players. The best player for the winners was E Brett who scored 9 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Sarah Elsworthy chipped in 15 points. Four Sabres players scored in double figures. Casey Banwell produced 8 points and 4 assists and Rhianna Stringer added 9 points respectively for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Sabres moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Lions keep the tenth position with 15 games lost. Sabres will face higher ranked Flames (#4) in Marden in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lions will play on the road against Warriors (#8) in Flinders Park and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sturt S.: L.Gibbons 16+2reb+2ast, H.Richards 15+4reb, S.Elsworthy 15+2reb+3ast, H.Stewart 14+3reb+1ast, K.Mathews 9+3reb+2ast, E. Brett 9+9reb+5ast
C.Districts L.: R.Stringer 9+4reb+1ast, C.Banwell 8+2reb+4ast, A.Carlin 7+4reb, H.Hank 7+4reb, N.Sexton 4+3reb, G.Madigan 3+1reb
gschID: 542075


Forestville E. - Southern T. 61-90

Rather predictable result in Goodwood where second ranked Tigers (13-3) outscored 5th ranked Eagles (9-7) 90-61 on Sunday. Tigers dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Eagles' 38 and made 21-of-25 free shots (84.0 percent) during the game. Tigers forced 28 Eagles turnovers. Eagles were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American swingman Raynisha Washington (175-92, college: Northeastern JC) who scored 21 points and 5 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). Denelle Fawcett chipped in 19 points (was perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line !!!). Five Tigers players scored in double figures. Forward Olivia Thompson (185-93) produced 27 points and 9 rebounds and Juliet Gordon added 11 points and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Tigers maintains second place in League with 13-3 record behind leader Knox R. Loser Eagles dropped to the sixth position with seven games lost. Tigers will face Rockets (#3) in Adelaide in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Eagles will play at home against Bearcats and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Southern T.: R.Washington 21+5reb+2ast, D.Fawcett 19+3reb+1ast, A.Green 10+4reb+1ast, D.Skinner 10+3reb+3ast, M.McKendrick 10+5reb+2ast, J.Thacker 7+6reb+2ast
Forestville E.: O.Thompson 27+9reb+1ast, J.Gordon 11+2reb+4ast, S.Defrancesco 11+3reb+1ast, K.Stamatelopoulos 4+3reb+1ast, M.Prosser 4+3reb+1ast, K.Brett 2+1reb
gschID: 542081


N.Adelaide R. - S.Adelaide P. 85-67

Not a big story in a game in Adelaide where 9th ranked Panthers (2-14) were defeated by third ranked Rockets (12-4) 85-67 on Sunday. Rockets forced 23 Panthers turnovers and outrebounded them 49-38 including 17 on the offensive glass. Panthers were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was the former international swingman Jo Hill (182-73) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds. Opal Mader (-97) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Rockets players scored in double figures. Rockets' coach used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Teonna Campbell produced a double-double by scoring 24 points, 14 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals and Danita Goodwin added 12 points and 10 rebounds respectively for the guests. Rockets maintains third place in League with 12-4 record having 2 victories less than leader Knox R. Loser Panthers keep the ninth position with 14 games lost. Rockets will face league's second-placed Tigers in Morphett Vale in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Panthers will play at home against the league's leader Mavericks (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
N.Adelaide R.: J.Hill 22+10reb+3ast, O.Mader 16+10reb+5ast, T.Corrigan 13+6reb+1ast, C.Hansen 10+2reb+1ast, S.Byrne 9+3reb+2ast, K.Williams 7+4reb+2ast
S.Adelaide P.: T.Campbell 24+14reb+5ast, M.Cunningham 18+2reb+1ast, D.Goodwin 12+10reb, E.Petrie 4+4reb, C.Green 4+1reb, P.Wittwer-Smith 4+2reb
gschID: 542078


Eastern M. - Norwood F. 82-80

A very interesting game took place in Mt. Barker. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 4th placed Flames (11-5) to first ranked Mavericks (13-3) 82-80 on Sunday evening. Guard Alex Wilson (174-94) nailed a double-double by scoring 32 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side and Kedeisha Kartinyeri accounted for 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Mavericks' coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Forward Jessica Good (186-94) came up with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 19 rebounds, 5 assists and 7 blocks and Shannon Mckay (-90) added 19 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for Flames in the defeat. Mavericks maintains first place in League with 13-3 record. Flames at the other side keep the fourth position with five games lost. Mavericks' next round opponent will be Panthers (#9) in Adelaide and are hoping to win another game. Flames will play at home against Sabres (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Eastern M.: A.Wilson 32+10reb+4ast, K.Kartinyeri 15+7reb+4ast, S.Quintrell 10+2reb, H.Wadforth 9+4reb+1ast, B.Basham 6+7reb+3ast, R.Hines 5+3reb+1ast
Norwood F.: S.Mckay 19+5reb+6ast, M.Stabile 17+5reb+2ast, J.Good 15+19reb+5ast, K.Tindall 7, C.Brook 7+7reb+3ast, K.McKay 5+5reb
gschID: 542077


Forestville E. - N.Adelaide R. 72-75

Important game to mention about took place in Goodwood. Third ranked Rockets (12-4) saved a 3-point derby victory on the road edging 5th ranked Eagles (9-7) 75-72 on Saturday evening. The best player for the winners was the former international swingman Jo Hill (182-73) who had a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). Center Tayla Corrigan (190-93, college: Idaho) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds. Four Rockets players scored in double figures. Forward Olivia Thompson (185-93) produced 22 points and 8 rebounds and Samantha Defrancesco added 18 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Eagles' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Rockets maintains third place in League with 12-4 record having 2 victories less than leader Knox R. Loser Eagles dropped to the sixth position with seven games lost. Rockets will face league's second-placed Tigers in Morphett Vale in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Eagles will play at home against Bearcats (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
N.Adelaide R.: J.Hill 27+10reb+3ast, T.Corrigan 14+5reb+3ast, O.Mader 14+4reb+1ast, N.Victrum 11+2reb+4ast, K.Williams 8+9reb+1ast, L.Thornett 1+4reb+3ast
Forestville E.: O.Thompson 22+8reb+1ast, S.Defrancesco 18+6reb+3ast, J.Gordon 11+4reb+3ast, H.Lehmann 6+3reb+1ast, R.Luders 5+6reb+1ast, M.Prosser 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 542076


W.Adelaide B. - S.Adelaide P. 91-55

Everything went according to plan in Woodville where seventh ranked Bearcats (6-10) outleveled 9th ranked Panthers (2-14) 91-55 on Saturday. Bearcats dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Panthers' 42. Bearcats forced 41 Panthers turnovers. The best player for the winners was Ashlea Vordermaier (-90) who scored 25 points. Guard Ieva Nagy (177-91, college: Troy) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds. Teonna Campbell produced a double-double by scoring 18 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists and Haley Bunce (-91) added 8 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Bearcats maintains seventh place in League with 6-10 record. Loser Panthers keep the ninth position with 14 games lost. Bearcats will face higher ranked Eagles (#6) in Goodwood in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Panthers will play at home against the league's leader Mavericks and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
W.Adelaide B.: A.Vordermaier 25+3reb+1ast, I.Nagy 16+5reb+2ast, J.Fejo 9+2reb+4ast, A.Nairn 8+10reb+2ast, M.Whitmore 6+3reb, A.Pearce 6+3reb+3ast
S.Adelaide P.: T.Campbell 18+12reb+5ast, E.Petrie 9+3reb, H.Bunce 8+5reb+2ast, D.Goodwin 7+1reb, M.Cunningham 5+2reb+2ast, S.Benham 2+1ast
gschID: 542073


Southern T. - Norwood F. 94-62

There was no surprise in Morphett Vale where 4th placed Flames (11-5) were crushed by second ranked Tigers (13-3) 94-62 on Saturday. Tigers made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. Tigers outrebounded Flames 54-36 including a 37-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was forward Mollie McKendrick (183-93, college: Boston U.) who scored 19 points and 8 rebounds. American swingman Raynisha Washington (175-92, college: Northeastern JC) chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds. Four Tigers players scored in double figures. Forward Jessica Good (186-94) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists and guard Megan Pritchard (180, college: Pfeiffer) added 9 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Tigers maintains second place in League with 13-3 record behind leader Knox R. Loser Flames keep the fourth position with five games lost. Tigers will face Rockets (#3) in Adelaide in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Flames will play at home against Sabres and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Southern T.: M.McKendrick 19+8reb+1ast, R.Washington 16+9reb+1ast, T.Dodman 11+8reb+1ast, D.Skinner 11+2reb+3ast, D.Fawcett 11+5reb, B.Thacker 10+6reb+3ast
Norwood F.: J.Good 21+15reb+7ast, M.Pritchard 9+5reb, C.Brook 9+3reb+1ast, J.Ward 8+3reb+1ast, M.Stabile 8+4reb, S.Mckay 3+2ast
gschID: 542072


QBL
Brisbane S. - Townsville F. 87-76

No shocking result in a game when leader Brisbane Spartans (12-0) defeated at home 4th placed Flames (7-4) 87-76 on Sunday. Brisbane Spartans looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was New Zealand forward Natalie Taylor (182-84, college: SE Missouri St.) who scored 20 points and 8 rebounds. American swingman Aja Parham (183-84, college: Boston Coll.) chipped in 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Mia Murray (184-88) produced 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Darcy Garbin (185-94) added 19 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Five Brisbane Spartans and four Flames players scored in double figures. Brisbane Spartans maintains first place in League with 12-0 record. Loser Flames keep the fourth position with four games lost. Brisbane Spartans will face Rollers (#13) in Gold Coast in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Flames will play at home against Meteorettes (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Brisbane S.: A.Karaitiana 21+1reb+1ast, N.Taylor 20+8reb+3ast, A.Parham 18+7reb+4ast, M.Allen 12+12reb+4ast, R.Haynes 10+7reb+1ast, O.Isaac 4+3reb+6ast
Townsville F.: M.Murray 21+7reb+4ast, D.Garbin 19+6reb+2ast, H.Andrews 14+6reb+2ast, R.McCully 11+5reb+5ast, L.Brennan 4+5reb+2ast, C.Gallagher 3+1reb+2ast
gschID: 542176


SW Metro P. - Brisbane C. 82-88

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 9th ranked Pirates' (5-7) home loss to eighth ranked Capitals (5-5) 82-88 on Sunday. Capitals made 25-of-29 free shots (86.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Pirates turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Pirates were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American guard Dlesha Lloyd (179-86, college: Clemson) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. Guard Amy Lewis (175-86, college: Troy) chipped in 23 points and 7 rebounds. Four Capitals players scored in double figures. American center Shelby Cheslek (196-92, college: Gonzaga) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points, 14 rebounds and 6 blocks and swingman Stephanie Bairstow (188-94, college: Utah St.) added 21 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Capitals maintains eighth place in League with 5-5 record. Loser Pirates keep the ninth position with seven games lost. Capitals will face SC Rip (#10) in the next round. Pirates will play against Force and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Brisbane C.: D.Lloyd 26+13reb+7ast, A.Lewis 23+7reb+2ast, H.Freeburn 12+8reb+8ast, M.Woodford 11+2ast, E.Mckenzie 5+5reb, E.Read 5+2reb+6ast
SW Metro P.: S.Cheslek 21+14reb+1ast, S.Bairstow 21+5reb+3ast, K.Page 16+3reb+2ast, S.Parsons 7+5reb+5ast, S.Rees 7+4reb+1ast, M.Willey 6+4reb+4ast
gschID: 542174


Logan T. - Gladstone PCP 84-76

Rather predictable result in Loganholme where second ranked Logan Thunder (12-1) beat 6th ranked Power (6-5) 84-76 on Sunday. Logan Thunder made 23-of-26 free shots (88.5 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was swingman Mikhaela Donnelly (177-94) who scored 23 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!). Guard Kate Gaze (173-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) chipped in 28 points. American center Cassie Rochel (193-91, college: Wisconsin) produced a double-double by scoring 30 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks and the other American import forward Tabatha Richardson-Smith (183, college: Seton Hall) added 23 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for the guests. Logan Thunder maintains second place in League with 12-1 record having seven points less than leader Knox R. Loser Power keeps the sixth position with five games lost. Logan Thunder will face Mountaineers (#14) in Toowoomba in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Power will play at home against Cyclones (#11) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Logan T.: K.Gaze 28+3reb+3ast, M.Donnelly 23+8reb+6ast, C.Smith 8+2reb+3ast, J.Fuiava 6+6reb+1ast, S.Ambrose 6+5reb+1ast, U.Motuga 5+3reb+2ast
Gladstone PCP: C.Rochel 30+13reb+2ast, T.Richardson-Smith 23+9reb+6ast, K.Kiriau 8+7reb+3ast, A.Carline 6+5reb+2ast, M.Subritzky 5+3ast, D.Pilitati 2+3reb+2ast
gschID: 542175


Ipswich F. - Gladstone PCP 104-83

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Booval where 6th ranked Power (6-5) was outplayed by seventh ranked Force (6-6) 104-83 on Saturday. It was a great shooting night for Force especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Power's players. Power was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American forward Markel Walker (185-90, college: UCLA) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points, 20 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Georgia Williams (183-95, college: Columbia) chipped in 22 points. Four Force players scored in double figures. Force's coach felt very confident using 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American forward Tabatha Richardson-Smith (183, college: Seton Hall) produced a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 13 rebounds and the other American import center Cassie Rochel (193-91, college: Wisconsin) added 19 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks respectively for the guests. Force maintains seventh place in League with 6-6 record. Loser Power keeps the sixth position with five games lost. Force will face Pirates (#9) in Runcorn in the next round.
Top scorers:
Ipswich F.: R.Mate 22+5ast, G.Williams 22+4reb+3ast, M.Walker 22+20reb+5ast, B.Farley 16+8reb+4ast, S.Landry 8+6reb+2ast, A.Eaton 6+7ast
Gladstone PCP: T.Richardson-Smith 33+13reb+1ast, C.Rochel 19+10reb+1ast, C.Mellars 17+11reb+2ast, K.Kiriau 6+3reb+4ast, M.Subritzky 6+2reb+1ast, S.Pickering 2
gschID: 542170


Gold Coast R. - Logan T. 35-67

Everything went according to plan in Gold Coast where second ranked Logan Thunder (12-1) outleveled bottom-ranked Rollers (0-12) 67-35 on Friday. Logan Thunder held Rollers to an opponent 22.8 percent shooting from the field compared to 31.9 percent accuracy of the winners. Logan Thunder forced 19 Rollers turnovers. The best player for the winners was guard Kate Gaze (173-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) who scored 19 points and 6 rebounds. Sarah Ambrose chipped in 8 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Ashli Payne (183-95, college: E.Washington, agency: Gamble Sports Management) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 15 rebounds and Courtney Vera added 7 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Logan Thunder maintains second place in League with 12-1 record having seven points less than leader Knox R. Loser Rollers still closes the standings with 12 games lost. Logan Thunder will face Mountaineers (#14) in Toowoomba in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Rollers will play at home against the league's leader Brisbane Spartans and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Logan T.: K.Gaze 19+6reb+3ast, C.Smith 10+3reb+1ast, H. Fui 8+6reb+1ast, S.Ambrose 8+11reb+4ast, J.Kirisome 7+3reb+1ast, J.Fuiava 7+5reb
Gold Coast R.: A.Payne 12+15reb, J.Renata 9+3reb, C.Vera 7+9reb, S.Woods 4+1reb+2ast, G.Rankin 2+2reb+2ast, S.Tolley 1+5reb
gschID: 542168


Toowoomba M. - Gladstone PCP 37-66

There was no surprise in Toowoomba where bottom-ranked Mountaineers (0-12) were crushed by sixth ranked Power (6-5) 66-37 on Friday. Power held Mountaineers to an opponent 17.7 percent shooting from the field compared to 36.9 percent accuracy of the winners. They outrebounded Mountaineers 53-32 including a 37-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American center Cassie Rochel (193-91, college: Wisconsin) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). Her fellow American import forward Tabatha Richardson-Smith (183, college: Seton Hall) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Four Power players scored in double figures. Power's coach felt very confident using 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Francis Donders produced 15 points and 5 rebounds and American forward Ezria Parsons (183-83, college: S.Florida) added 8 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Power maintains sixth place in League with 6-5 record. Loser Mountaineers still closes the standings with 12 games lost. Power will face Cyclones (#11) in Rockhampton in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Mountaineers will play at home against the league's second-placed Logan Thunder and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Gladstone PCP: C.Rochel 20+12reb, A.Carline 14+5reb+1ast, T.Richardson-Smith 14+11reb+5ast, K.Kiriau 11+7reb+3ast, S.Pickering 2+3reb, C.Mellars 2+10reb+1ast
Toowoomba M.: F.Donders 15+5reb+2ast, E.Parsons 8+7reb+1ast, E.Derksen 6+4reb, K.Wilson 4+3reb, J.Gardiner 2+2reb+1ast, T.Charlton 2+3reb
gschID: 542167


Rockhampton C. - SC Rip 82-89

There was a small surprise in Rockhampton where twelfth ranked SC Rip (4-7) defeated 10th ranked Cyclones (4-9) 89-82 on Saturday. SC Rip forced 20 Cyclones turnovers. The best player for the winners was American guard Leah Scott (183-93, college: Marshall) who had a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). Guard Claire OBryan (178-93, college: Bucknell) chipped in 20 points. American guard Jordan Reynolds (180-95, college: Tennessee) produced 25 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists and Christina Boag added 21 points and 16 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. SC Rip moved-up to tenth place in League. Loser Cyclones dropped to the eleventh position with nine games lost. SC Rip will face higher ranked Capitals (#8) in Brisbane in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Cyclones will play on the road against Power in Gladstone and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
SC Rip: L.Scott 33+11reb+2ast, C.O'Bryan 20+4reb+1ast, H.Beede 11+3reb, B.LeMar 10+6reb+4ast, J.Carden-David 9+8reb+2ast, S.Davis 6+1reb+3ast
Rockhampton C.: J.Reynolds 25+9reb+8ast, C.Boag 21+16reb+2ast, B.Bailey 16+5reb+1ast, K.Pearce 11+3reb+1ast, K.Clifford 5+1reb+2ast, C.Morrow 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 542173


SW Metro P. - Suncoast PC 90-64

Rather expected game in Runcorn where 11th ranked Clippers (3-7) were rolled over by ninth ranked Pirates (5-7) 90-64 on Saturday. Pirates made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 24 Clippers turnovers and outrebounded them 50-32 including a 17-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Pirates looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Pirates made 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was swingman Stephanie Bairstow (188-94, college: Utah St.) who scored 35 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds. American center Shelby Cheslek (196-92, college: Gonzaga) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points, 22 rebounds and 5 blocks. Four Pirates players scored in double figures. American center Erica Carlson (193-88, college: Dixie St.) produced 12 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and the other American import forward Chelsea Small (185, college: Indiana St.) added 16 points and 4 assists respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Pirates maintains ninth place in League with 5-7 record. Loser Clippers dropped to the twelfth position with seven games lost. Pirates will face higher ranked Force (#7) in Booval in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Clippers will play at home against Capitals (#8) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
SW Metro P.: S.Bairstow 35+8reb+2ast, S.Cheslek 16+22reb+3ast, M.Willey 14+5reb+9ast, S.Parsons 10+5reb+2ast, S.Rees 5+4reb+1ast, T.Manumaleuga 4+1ast
Suncoast PC: C.Small 16+4reb+4ast, E.Carlson 12+7reb+6ast, A.Wallis 10+3reb+1ast, C.Clancy 9+5reb+2ast, N.Saunders 7+4reb+1ast, D.Obah 4+5reb+2ast
gschID: 542171


Mackay M. - SC Rip 96-79

Very predictable result in Mackay where third ranked Meteorettes (11-2) beat 12th ranked SC Rip (4-7) 96-79 on Friday. Meteorettes made 20-of-23 free shots (87.0 percent) during the game. Meteorettes outrebounded SC Rip 58-36 including a 22-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 33 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by SC Rip's players. The best player for the winners was power forward Nadeen Payne (188-93) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds. Forward Jacqui Zelenka (169-92) chipped in 23 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Five Meteorettes players scored in double figures. American guard Leah Scott (183-93, college: Marshall) produced 15 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import guard Brooke LeMar (168-91, college: N.Dakota St.) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Meteorettes maintains third place in League with 11-2 record having eight points less than leader Knox R. Loser SC Rip dropped to the tenth position with seven games lost. Meteorettes will face Flames (#4) in Townsville in the next round. SC Rip will play at home against Capitals (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mackay M.: J.Zelenka 23+7reb+5ast, N.Payne 20+14reb+3ast, T.Willey 20+11reb+2ast, K.McDermott 12+6reb+5ast, J.Haughton 10+7reb+7ast, D.Bobongie 6+1reb
SC Rip: C.O'Bryan 19+3reb, B.LeMar 16+5reb+3ast, L.Scott 15+9reb+1ast, H.Beede 8+1reb, S.Davis 8+5reb+4ast, J.Carden-David 4+5reb
gschID: 542169


SBL
Perry Lakes H. - Kalamunda E.S. 84-67

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Hawks as it allowed them to take a leadership position in League. Hawks defeated 10th ranked Suns in Floreat 84-67. Hawks dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Suns' 28. Hawks forced 25 Suns turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. Power forward Sarah Donovan (188-93) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds. Swingman Mia Satie (175-98) contributed with 15 points and 5 assists for the winners. Five Hawks players scored in double figures. American center Devanny King (185, college: Georgetown, KY) answered with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists and power forward Jennie Rintala (188-90) added 16 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Suns. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Suns at the other side keep the tenth place with 14 games lost. Suns will play next round against strong Lightning trying to get back on the winning streak. Hawks will try to continue on its current victory against eleventh ranked Flames at Rockingham.
Top scorers:
Perry Lakes H.: M.Satie 15+4reb+5ast, S.Donovan 14+11reb+3ast, K.Anthony 12+2reb+2ast, N.Burton 11+6reb+2ast, G.O'Sullivan 10+3reb+9ast, L.Jeffers 10+1reb+5ast
Kalamunda E.S.: J.Rintala 16+6reb+2ast, D.King 15+5reb+8ast, J. Williams 11+1reb+1ast, J.Smith 6+1ast, M.Bushe-Jones 6+3reb+1ast, R.Motroni 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 542321


Lakeside L. - SW Slammers 111-66

Not a big story in a game in Bullcreek where 9th ranked Slammers (6-13) were outplayed by third ranked Lightning (14-5) 111-66 on Sunday. Lightning looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Slammers' players. The best player for the winners was American forward Ali Schwagmeyer (180-90, college: Quincy) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Her fellow American import forward Sydnee Fipps (178, college: Cal-Davis) chipped in 27 points and 6 rebounds. Lightning's coach felt very confident using entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. American forward Brittany Hodges (185-93, college: Furman) produced 18 points and 7 rebounds and Georgia Denehey (-99) added 18 points and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Lightning maintains third place in League with 14-5 record having just one point less than leader Knox R. Loser Slammers keep the ninth position with 13 games lost. Lightning will face Suns (#10) in Kalamunda in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Slammers will play at home against Senators and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Lakeside L.: S.Fipps 27+6reb+3ast, A.Schwagmeyer 25+10reb+6ast, A.Grant 17+4reb+1ast, S.Roscoe 13+7reb+3ast, T.Flynn 8+2reb+4ast, C.Greene 6
SW Slammers: G.Denehey 18+4reb+4ast, B.Hodges 18+7reb+1ast, T.Burrows 11+4reb+2ast, K.Fielding 10+4reb+1ast, C.Bayliss 7+12reb+4ast, T.Kemp 2+3reb
gschID: 542324


Perth R. - Stirling S. 68-75

Everything went according to plan in Northbridge where fourth ranked Senators (14-6) won against 7th ranked Redbacks (7-12) 75-68 on Sunday. Senators made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Kisha Lee (182-85, college: UNLV) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds. Center Amber Land (188) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds. Five Senators players scored in double figures. American forward Emilee Harmon (188, college: Ohio St.) produced a double-double by scoring 31 points and 10 rebounds and guard Gabriella Clayton (173-90) added 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for the hosts. Senators maintains fourth place in League with 14-6 record. Loser Redbacks keep the seventh position with 12 games lost. Senators will face Slammers (#9) in Bunbury in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Redbacks will play on the road against Tigers in Willeton and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Stirling S.: K.Lee 26+13reb+2ast, J.Martin 15+5reb+2ast, T.Roberts 12+5reb+3ast, H.Throns 10+8reb+4ast, A.Land 10+11reb+2ast, E.Berryman 2+2ast
Perth R.: E.Harmon 31+10reb+2ast, G.Clayton 13+7reb+5ast, J.Jakens 11+3reb, A.Johnson 7+1reb+5ast, B.Donovan 2+5reb+6ast, D.Lipscombe 2+4reb
gschID: 542323


East Perth E. - Rockingham CF 59-65

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 12th ranked Eagles' (2-17) home loss to eleventh ranked Flames (5-15) 59-65 on Saturday. Eagles were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American forward Chastity Reed (185-89, college: UALR) who scored 29 points and 8 rebounds. Dena English chipped in 18 points and 4 assists. Brianna Fisher produced 21 points and Canadian power forward Kaylee Kilpatrick (193-93, college: New Hampshire) added 7 points and 13 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Flames maintains eleventh place in League with 5-15 record. Loser Eagles keep the twelfth position with 17 games lost. Flames will face league's leader Hawks in Floreat in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Eagles will play on the road against the league's second-placed Magic (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Rockingham CF: C.Reed 29+8reb+2ast, D.English 18+4reb+4ast, A.Hetherington 6+4reb+2ast, E.Kennedy 4+6reb+3ast, A.Wheki 3+4reb+1ast, C.Armstrong 3+1reb
East Perth E.: B.Fisher 21+3reb, J.Sontay 7+3reb+2ast, K.Kilpatrick 7+13reb+3ast, H.Desousa 5+4reb+3ast, E.Fisher 5+3reb, A.Duinker 4+3reb
gschID: 542322


Stirling S. - Lakeside L. 76-88

The game between closely ranked teams ended with third ranked Lightning's (14-5) road victory over 4th placed Senators (14-6) 88-76 on Friday. Lightning forced 20 Senators turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Lightning made 9 blocks. The best player for the winners was American forward Ali Schwagmeyer (180-90, college: Quincy) who had a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds. Her fellow American import forward Sydnee Fipps (178, college: Cal-Davis) chipped in 24 points. Four Lightning players scored in double figures. American forward Kisha Lee (182-85, college: UNLV) produced 22 points and 7 rebounds and forward Hannah Throns (180) added 14 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for the hosts. Lightning maintains third place in League with 14-5 record having just one point less than leader Knox R. Loser Senators keep the fourth position with six games lost. Lightning will face Suns (#10) in Kalamunda in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Senators will play on the road against Slammers (#9) in Bunbury and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Lakeside L.: A.Schwagmeyer 27+11reb+3ast, S.Fipps 24+1reb+2ast, A.Grant 17+6reb, S.Roscoe 14+7reb+1ast, A.Knowles 3+1reb, T.Ucich 3+2reb+1ast
Stirling S.: K.Lee 22+7reb+3ast, T.Roberts 18+3reb+1ast, H.Throns 14+13reb+5ast, A.Land 8+5reb+5ast, J.Martin 6+6reb+5ast, C.Jones 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 542320


Perth R. - Joondalup W. 58-65

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 7th ranked Redbacks' (7-12) home loss to sixth ranked Wanneroo (10-10) 58-65 on Friday. The best player for the winners was guard Shani Amos (170-91) who scored 15 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 steals. Forward Klara Wischer (185-91, college: San Diego) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. American forward Emilee Harmon (188, college: Ohio St.) produced 16 points and guard Gabriella Clayton (173-90) added 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. Wanneroo maintains sixth place in League with 10-10 record. Loser Redbacks keep the seventh position with 12 games lost. Wanneroo will face Cougars (#8) in Hamilton Hill in the next round. Redbacks will play on the road against Tigers in Willeton and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Joondalup W.: C.Belcher 18+3reb+2ast, S.Amos 15+5reb+6ast, K.Wischer 12+10reb+2ast, E.Ironmonger 9+11reb+1ast, S.Swain 6+3reb+2ast, K.Hayward 4+1reb
Perth R.: E.Harmon 16+3reb+3ast, G.Clayton 13+5reb+4ast, B.Donovan 9+4reb+2ast, J.Jakens 8+6reb+1ast, J.Hughes 7+2reb, A.Johnson 5+6reb+3ast
gschID: 542318


SW Slammers - Willetton T. 89-78

There was a surprise result in Bunbury where ninth ranked Slammers (6-13) beat higher ranked Tigers (10-8) 89-78 on Friday. Slammers forced 19 Tigers turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 54.2 percentage. The best player for the winners was forward Courtney Bayliss (183-93, college: Our Lady Lake) who scored 30 points and 6 rebounds. Georgia Denehey (-99) chipped in 19 points, 5 assists and 4 steals (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Four Slammers players scored in double figures. Guard Stacey Barr (173-92, college: Idaho) produced 38 points (!!!) and German power forward Jessica Hootmann (190-85) added 16 points and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Slammers maintains ninth place in League with 6-13 record. Loser Tigers keep the fifth position with eight games lost. Slammers will face higher ranked Senators (#4) in Leederville in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Tigers will play at home against Redbacks and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
SW Slammers: C.Bayliss 30+6reb+3ast, G.Denehey 19+2reb+5ast, R.Thompson 13+1reb+5ast, B.Hodges 10+11reb, K.Fielding 9+9reb+3ast, T.Burrows 6+3reb
Willetton T.: S.Barr 38+4reb+1ast, J.Hootmann 16+4reb+4ast, E.Gandini 8+2reb+2ast, C.Drennan 6+5reb+1ast, Z.Harper 5+4reb+2ast, S.Norwood 3+4reb
gschID: 542319


SEABL
Geelong S. - Kilsyth LC 75-71

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Lady Cobras (14-4) on the court of first ranked Geelong Supercats on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Geelong Supercats 75-71. It was a key game for the top position in League. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Geelong Supercats made 7 blocks. International forward Sara Blicavs (188-93) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and naturalized British center Alexandra Bunton (198-93) chipped in 9 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Chantella Perera (174-86, college: Fresno St.) responded with 33 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds and American center Angela Beadle (190-93, college: Sam Houston St.) produced a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds. Geelong Supercats maintains first place in League with 13-4 record which they share with defeated Lady Cobras. Loser Lady Cobras still keep top position with four games lost. Geelong Supercats will meet league's second-placed Lady Braves in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Lady Cobras will play against Frankston Blues and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Geelong S.: S.Blicavs 25+12reb+3ast, E.Kett 12+1reb+2ast, C.Horvat 11+6reb+2ast, B.Alexandra 9+10reb+3ast, E.Braslis 6, E.Rolph 6+5reb+1ast
Kilsyth LC: C.Perera 33+6reb+3ast, A.Beadle 28+10reb+1ast, J.O'Shea 8+5reb+4ast, G.Ogier 2+3reb+2ast, R.Moult 0+2reb, S.Parsons 0+7reb+4ast
gschID: 542408


Sydney Uni S. - Albury LB 75-47

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 7th ranked Lady Bandits' (3-14) road loss to sixth ranked Sydney Uni S. (9-8) 47-75 on Saturday. Sydney Uni S. dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Lady Bandits' 32. They outrebounded Lady Bandits 53-25 including a 20-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. Sydney Uni S. looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Lady Bandits' players. The best player for the winners was Emily Matthews who scored 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Sherrie Calleia chipped in 10 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Four Sydney Uni S. players scored in double figures. Sydney Uni S.'s coach felt very confident using 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American center Adijat Adams (188-92, college: Biola, CA) produced 16 points and 7 rebounds and Stephanie Gorman added 15 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the guests. Sydney Uni S. moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Lady Bandits keep the seventh position with 14 games lost. Sydney Uni S. will face Sabres (#8) in Cheltenham in the next round. Lady Bandits will play at home against Ballarat Rush and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sydney Uni S.: N.Beaumont 14+7reb+1ast, E.Matthews 14+9reb+4ast, S.Calleia 10+6reb+7ast, L.McSpadden 10+5reb+1ast, M.O'Hehir 8+6reb+1ast, S.Walmsley 6+3reb+4ast
Albury LB: A.Adams 16+7reb+1ast, S.Gorman 15+7reb+1ast, E.Mahady 6+4reb+4ast, C.Ardern 4+2reb, J.Bukvic 2+2reb, M.Kirby 2+3reb+1ast
gschID: 542406


Canberra C. - Bendigo LB 76-59

There was a small surprise in Belconnen where fifth ranked Nationals (6-11) won against second-ranked Lady Braves (12-5) 76-59 on Saturday. Nationals dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Lady Braves' 24. The best player for the winners was American guard Sarah Mcappion (175-90, college: Troy) who scored 21 points and 5 assists. Forward Keely Froling (188-96, college: SMU) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds. Five Nationals players scored in double figures. Forward Chloe Bibby (184-98) produced 19 points and Carlie Smith added 4 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Nationals moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Lady Braves keep the second position with five games lost. Nationals will face Hobart Chargers (#6) on the road in the next round. Lady Braves will play against the league's leader Geelong Supercats (#1) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Canberra C.: S.Mcappion 21+1reb+5ast, A.Fall 18+6reb+2ast, R.Schweizer 13+5reb+2ast, K.Froling 13+10reb+3ast, C.Bourne 11+6reb+4ast, E.Rowcliffe 0+2reb
Bendigo LB: C.Bibby 19+1ast, B.Dufelmeier 7+1reb+4ast, C.Smith 4+7reb+4ast, M. Wild 3+1reb+1ast, T.Cannan 3+3reb+1ast, J.Chalmers 2+3reb+3ast
gschID: 542405


Melbourne T. - Hobart C. 83-80

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Melbourne where 5th ranked Hobart Chargers (8-9) were edged by sixth ranked Tigers (5-12) 83-80 on Saturday. Tigers forced 22 Hobart Chargers turnovers. Strangely Hobart Chargers outrebounded Tigers 44-27 including a 30-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Tigers especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 62.5 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was point guard Monique Conti (165-99) who scored 22 points and 9 assists. Naturalized British forward Louella Tomlinson (193-88, college: St.Mary's, CA) chipped in 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Five Tigers players scored in double figures. American swingman Kathleen Scheer (187-89, college: Duke) produced 27 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists and forward Mikaela Ruef (190-90, college: Stanford) added 12 points and 17 rebounds respectively for the guests. Tigers maintains sixth place in League with 5-12 record which they share with defeated Hobart Chargers. Loser Hobart Chargers dropped to the sixth position with nine games lost. Tigers will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Melbourne T.: M.Conti 22+4reb+9ast, L.Tomlinson 18+6reb+5ast, E.Penaluna 14+4reb+2ast, B.Babic 14+1reb+3ast, H.Zavecz 10+4reb+3ast, P.Kalka 3+6reb
Hobart C.: K.Scheer 27+9reb+7ast, A.Ciabattoni 18+5reb+1ast, M.Ruef 12+17reb+3ast, K.McCauley 7+3reb+2ast, S.Thompson 6+2reb+2ast, J.Greenwood 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 549786


Kilsyth LC - Launceston T. 66-78

There was a small surprise in Kilsyth where third ranked Tornadoes (11-6) defeated leader Lady Cobras (14-4) 78-66 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was guard Lauren Nicholson (183-93, college: St.Mary's, CA) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Power forward Tayla Roberts (191-93) chipped in 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Chantella Perera (174-86, college: Fresno St.) produced 21 points and 6 assists and American center Angela Beadle (190-93, college: Sam Houston St.) added 19 points and 11 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Tornadoes maintains third place in League with 11-6 record having four points less than leader Knox R. Loser Lady Cobras still keep top position with four games lost. Tornadoes will face Hobart Chargers (#6) at home in the next round. Lady Cobras will play against Frankston Blues (#7) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Launceston T.: T.Roberts 23+8reb+4ast, L.Nicholson 22+10reb+3ast, L.Mansfield 8+7reb+7ast, O.Chugg 8+1reb+1ast, J.Brazendale 7+8reb, R.Abel 5+1reb+1ast
Kilsyth LC: C.Perera 21+4reb+6ast, A.Beadle 19+11reb+1ast, S.Parsons 12+7reb+2ast, C.Spicer 8+3reb, R.Moult 2+1reb, E.Van Poppel 2+6reb
gschID: 542407


Frankston B. - Sandringham S. 78-71

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Seaford where 7th ranked Sabres (5-11) were defeated by eighth ranked Frankston Blues (6-11) 78-71 on Saturday. Frankston Blues outrebounded Sabres 45-29 including 31 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was guard Tenaya Phillips (178-94) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists. Power forward Carley Mijovic (196-94) chipped in 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Frankston Blues' coach used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American swingman Jasmine Gill (185-90, college: JMU, agency: Two Points) produced 32 points and 6 rebounds and naturalized Italian guard Nicole Romeo (168-89, college: Washington) added 16 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals respectively for the guests. Frankston Blues moved-up to seventh place in League. Loser Sabres dropped to the eighth position with 11 games lost. Frankston Blues will face league's second-placed Lady Braves in Bendigo in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sabres will play against Sydney Uni S. (#4) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Frankston B.: T.Phillips 19+10reb+7ast, C.Mijovic 15+8reb+5ast, C.Snyder 14+10reb+2ast, M.Jeffs 7+2reb+1ast, S.Simmons 7+6reb+2ast, T.Jackson 6+1reb+1ast
Sandringham S.: J.Gill 32+6reb+1ast, N.Romeo 16+5reb+6ast, D.Jolliffe 6+10reb+3ast, M.Riley 6+1reb, E.Batish 5+4reb, C.Chatfield 4+2reb
gschID: 549787


Ballarat R. - Frankston B. 73-64

Rather predictable result in Wendouree where fifth ranked Ballarat Rush (5-10) beat 8th ranked Frankston Blues (6-11) 73-64 on Friday. They outrebounded Frankston Blues 44-31 including 29 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American guard Jaterra Bonds (170-92, college: Florida) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists. Forward Ashleigh Spencer (-92) chipped in 19 points and 5 assists. Four Ballarat Rush players scored in double figures. Power forward Carley Mijovic (196-94) produced 29 points and 7 rebounds and American center Chelsea Snyder (198-90, college: VCU, agency: Gamble Sports Management) added 12 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Frankston Blues' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Ballarat Rush maintains fifth place in League with 5-10 record. Loser Frankston Blues dropped to the seventh position with 11 games lost. Ballarat Rush will face league's second-placed Rangers in Dandenong in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Frankston Blues will play at home against the league's second-placed Lady Braves (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ballarat R.: A.Spencer 19+4reb+5ast, M.Mathews 18+4reb+4ast, J.Bonds 16+11reb+9ast, J.Burke 10+13reb, K.Rinaldi 5+7reb+1ast, T. Wynne 3+3reb
Frankston B.: C.Mijovic 29+7reb+1ast, C.Snyder 12+6reb+1ast, S.Simmons 5+5reb, T.Phillips 5+7reb+5ast, M.Jeffs 4+1ast, T.Jackson 3+1reb+3ast
gschID: 549785


Dandenong R. - Hobart C. 53-61

There was a minor upset in Dandenong where second-ranked Rangers (11-6) were defeated by fifth ranked Hobart Chargers (8-9) 61-53 on Friday. Hobart Chargers outrebounded Rangers 49-38 including 18 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was forward Mikaela Ruef (190-90, college: Stanford) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Swingman Alex Ciabattoni (183-94) chipped in 21 points and 8 rebounds. The former international center Lauren Scherf (195-96) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds and guard Clare Papavs (180-87) added 14 points respectively for the hosts. Despite that victory Hobart Chargers went down to sixth position (League) due to points difference. Loser Rangers keep the second place with six games lost. Hobart Chargers will face higher ranked Nationals (#4) in Belconnen in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Rangers will play on the road against Ballarat Rush in Wendouree and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hobart C.: M.Ruef 22+13reb+5ast, A.Ciabattoni 21+8reb+1ast, S.Thompson 8+4reb+1ast, K.Scheer 5+12reb+5ast, J.Greenwood 4+6reb, K.McCauley 1+5reb+2ast
Dandenong R.: L.Scherf 16+14reb+1ast, C.Papavs 14+4reb+2ast, A.Clydesdale 11+3reb+1ast, R.Fadljevic 5+5reb+2ast, R.Antoniadou 2+1reb+1ast, A.Todhunter 2+7reb+4ast
gschID: 549784


Albury LB - Nunawading S. 59-65

Everything went according to plan in Albury where third ranked Spectres (8-9) won against 7th ranked Lady Bandits (3-14) 65-59 on Friday. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was center Megan Kritscher (195-89, college: Sacramento St.) who scored 21 points. Guard Anita Brown (173, college: Akron) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds. Center Adijat Adams (188-92, college: Biola, CA) produced a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds and forward Toccara Ross (184-86, college: Iowa St., agency: LBM Management) added 14 points and 11 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Spectres maintains third place in League with 8-9 record having seven points less than leader Knox R. Loser Lady Bandits keep the seventh position with 14 games lost. Spectres will face league's second-placed Rangers in Dandenong in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Lady Bandits will play at home against Ballarat Rush (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nunawading S.: M.Kritscher 21+4reb+1ast, A.Brown 12+9reb, G.Stirton 12+3reb+5ast, M.Whittle 9+4reb+2ast, J.Trotto 9+3reb+1ast, S.Slater 2
Albury LB: A.Adams 26+13reb+2ast, T.Ross 14+11reb, E.Mahady 8+2reb+1ast, M.Kirby 6+4reb+3ast, S.Gorman 3+3reb+3ast, C.Ardern 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 542404


BA CoE - Canberra C. 66-51

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 5th ranked Nationals' (6-11) road loss to fourth ranked BA CoE (8-4) 51-66 on Tuesday. BA CoE forced 23 Nationals turnovers. Strangely Nationals outrebounded BA CoE 44-28 including a 31-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was point guard Maddison Rocci (167-98) who scored 17 points. Power forward Eziyoda Magbegor (176-99) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds. BA CoE's coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward Keely Froling (188-96, college: SMU) produced a double-double by scoring 22 points and 15 rebounds and Senegalese power forward Aminata Fall (193-91, college: S.Nazarene, agency: Two Points) added 9 points and 11 rebounds respectively for the guests. Despite that victory BA CoE went down to fifth position (League) due to points difference. Loser Nationals dropped to the fourth place with 11 games lost. BA CoE will have a break next round. Nationals will play on the road against Hobart Chargers (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BA CoE: M.Rocci 17+4reb+2ast, E.Magbegor 14+5reb+1ast, S.Simons 12+2reb+1ast, T.Mole 7+3reb+1ast, R.Pizzey 4+1reb, I.Bourne 4+2reb
Canberra C.: K.Froling 22+15reb+1ast, M.Penn 15+4reb+1ast, A.Fall 9+11reb+2ast, C.Bourne 3+5reb+6ast, S.Mcappion 2+1reb+3ast, E.Rowcliffe 0
gschID: 549783


Waratah
Hornsby S. - Hills H. 98-61

No shocking result in a game in Hornsby where first ranked Spireds (13-2) smashed 8th ranked Hills Hornets (1-11) 98-61 on Saturday. Spireds looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international point guard Alicia Poto (166-78) who scored 25 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. S Waters chipped in 26 points and 4 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Four Spireds players scored in double figures. Madison Hare produced a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds and Emma Claus added 15 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests. Spireds maintains first place in League with 13-2 record. Loser Hills Hornets keep the eighth position with 11 games lost. Spireds will have a break next round. Hills Hornets will play at home against Hunters (#5) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hornsby S.: S. Waters 26+4reb+4ast, A.Poto 25+9reb+7ast, T.Mundine 16+10reb+3ast, O.Sheehan 15+11reb+5ast, D.Rowe 8+2reb+2ast, T.Kilminster 8+8reb+3ast
Hills H.: M.Hare 25+11reb+2ast, E.Claus 15+9reb+3ast, N.Massih 6+2reb, Z.Burke 4+8reb+6ast, A. Kolodziej 4+4reb+2ast, P. Roditis 3+1reb+3ast
gschID: 542484


Sutherland S. - Newcastle H. 57-72

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Sutherland where 5th ranked Sharks (7-7) were defeated by sixth ranked Hunters (7-7) 72-57 on Saturday. Hunters dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Sharks' 28. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international center Suzy Batkovic-Brown (195-80) who had a double-double by scoring 30 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists. Alison Ebzery chipped in 13 points and 4 assists. Madeleine Norris produced 15 points and Jane Scrivens added 8 points and 11 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Hunters moved-up to fifth place in League. Hunters will face Hills Hornets (#8) in Baulkham Hills in the next round. Sharks will play on the road against Bruins in Condell Park and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Newcastle H.: S.Batkovic-Brown 30+15reb+4ast, A.Ebzery 13+4reb+4ast, K.Moss 9+2reb+2ast, C.Lum 7+5reb+9ast, C.Bull 6+2reb+2ast, E.Keith 5+2reb
Sutherland S.: M.Norris 15+4reb+2ast, P.Kneen 11+4reb+4ast, L.Watkins 11+2ast, J.Scrivens 8+11reb+1ast, L. Mccaffrey 5+2reb+2ast, C.Thomson-Boston 3+1reb+2ast
gschID: 542485


Norths Bears - Manly Warr. SE 72-76

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Crows Nest where third ranked Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (10-4) beat second-ranked North Bears (9-3) 76-72 on Saturday. It was a key game for the second position in League. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Manly Warringah Sea Eagles made 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was the former international Belinda Snell (180-81) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points, 14 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 blocks. Guard Erin Todd (175-86) chipped in a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. American guard Kallie Hovatter (175-89, college: Elon) produced 31 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Kate Seebohm (170-91, college: California, PA) added 19 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists respectively for the hosts. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles moved-up to second place in League. Loser North Bears dropped to the third position with three games lost. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will face Hills Hornets (#8) in Baulkham Hills in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. North Bears will play against Hawks (#9) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Manly Warr. SE: B.Snell 24+14reb+6ast, C.Trevenna 22+7reb+3ast, E.Todd 21+10reb+4ast, K.Forbes 9+1reb+1ast, F.Sparks 0, J.Kelly 0+3reb+1ast
Norths Bears: K.Hovatter 31+7reb+4ast, K.Seebohm 19+8reb+7ast, J.Kennedy 9+10reb+4ast, T.Black 8+10reb+1ast, A.Burke 2+1reb+3ast, R.Muir 1+1reb+1ast
gschID: 542483


Sutherland S. - Hornsby S. 94-60

There was an upset in Sutherland where leader Spireds (13-2) were outplayed by fifth ranked Sharks (7-7) 94-60 on Sunday. Sharks dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Spireds' 26. They outrebounded Spireds 60-40 including a 48-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Sharks looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by Spireds' players. The best player for the winners was Jane Scrivens who had a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Center Rachel Herrick (192-86) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points and 15 rebounds. Four Sharks players scored in double figures. Sharks' coach felt very confident using 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Olivia Sheehan produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and S Waters added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Despite that victory Sharks went down to sixth position (League) due to points difference. Loser Spireds still keep top place with two games lost. Sharks will face higher ranked Bruins (#4) in Condell Park in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Sutherland S.: P.Kneen 18+3reb+9ast, R.Herrick 16+15reb, J.Scrivens 15+11reb+6ast, M.Norris 11+7reb+2ast, L. Mccaffrey 10+1ast, L.Watkins 8+11reb+6ast
Hornsby S.: S. Waters 16+5reb+1ast, O.Sheehan 14+10reb+2ast, T.Mundine 13+5reb+3ast, A.Poto 9+6reb+6ast, T.Kilminster 8+8reb+1ast, D.Rowe 0+6reb+3ast
gschID: 542486





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Bosnia and Herzegovina U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

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

Mara Brcaninovic Head Coach Jedinstvo Bosnia
Mirza Ostrakovic Assistant



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N'Jonkou is back at Strasbourg Illkirch-Graffenstaden - by Eurobasket News

Strasbourg Illkirch-Graffenstaden (LF2) agreed terms with 29-year old Cameroonian ex-international power forward Amina N'Jonkou (185-88, college: Arizona). It is actually her comeback to llkirch-Graff. as she has played here before. N'Jonkou played last season at Montbrison Feminines BC in the LF2. In 26 games she had 11.5ppg, 8.6rpg and 1.7apg. Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-French LF2 Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others N'Jonkou played in the final of Spanish LF2 in 2014. She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French LF2 1st Team back in 2011.
N'Jonkou represented Cameroon at the African Championships in Yaounde (Cameroon) two years ago. Her team won Silver and her stats at that event were 8 games: 8.4ppg, 8.6rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 32.8%, 3PT: 23.1%, FT: 58.1%.
N'Jonkou's career allowed her to visit three different continents. She tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. N'Jonkou has played previously professionally in Colombia (Catolica), Switzerland (Nyon) and Spain (ASAC Comunicaciones Adba Aviles, Conquero and Campus Promete).
She attended University of Arizona until 2009 and it will be her ninth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Division C. Cyprus celebrate Gold in Valleta - by Eurobasket News

Gibraltar - Cyprus 39-75
Cyprus celebrated Division C title. They rallied past Gibraltar in the final game of the championship to finish the campaign undefeated. Panagiota Themistokleous (185-PF-00) provided 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead the champions. Cyprus did not waste too much time as they reeled off to a 24:9 lead after ten minutes. Cyprus boosted the gap at 20-point mark at the interval 42:22. Cyprus held Gibraltar to just 17 points in the second half and marched to a comfortable victory at the end. Andriana Kasapi (175-G-00) produced 12 points for the winners. Marta Perez (172-PF-00) responded with 18 points for Gibraltar.




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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U20  

Stats Leaders (Women)

Points Per Game
 Melisa BRCANINOVIC
  BIH
  (185-PF-99)
  Avg: 28.5
 1. Brcaninovic, BIH28.5 
 2. Prezelj, SLO22.5 
 3. Salvadores, ESP20.0 
 4. Goncalves, POR19.5 
 5. Strautmane, LAT19.0 
 6. Ndiba, NED18.0 
 7. Zec, SRB17.5 
 8. Juskaite, LTU17.5 
 9. Jurciute, LTU17.5 
 10. Puc, POL17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olbis Futo ANDRE
  (190-C-98)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Andre, ITA18.5 
 2. Senicar, SLO14.0 
 3. Juskaite, LTU11.0 
 4. Djaldi-Tabdi, FRA11.0 
 5. Djordjevic, SRB11.0 
 6. Ocvirk, SLO10.0 
 7. Krakic, BIH10.0 
 8. Ndiba, NED9.5 
 9. Keys, ITA9.0 
 10. Kovacevic, BIH9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Elise RAMETTE
  (171-PG-98)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Ramette, BEL8.5 
 2. Studer, HUN6.5 
 3. Kozik, RUS5.5 
 4. Katanic, SRB5.0 
 5. Burovaya, RUS5.0 
 6. Niemojewska, POL5.0 
 7. Stocklassa, SWE4.5 
 8. Porcu, ITA4.0 
 9. Cazorla, ESP4.0 
 10. Bernardeco, POR4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Carolina GONCALVES
  (174-F-97)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Goncalves, POR4.5 
 2. Ndiba, NED4.0 
 3. Friskovec, SLO3.5 
 4. Foppossi, FRA3.5 
 5. Conde, ESP3.0 
 6. Malumba, FRA3.0 
 7. Kovacevic, BIH3.0 
 8. Berkani, FRA3.0 
 9. Porcu, ITA2.5 
 10. Bogicevic, SRB2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Althea GWASHAVANHU
  (190-C-97)
  Avg: 4
 1. Gwashavanhu, SLO4.0 
 2. Senicar, SLO3.5 
 3. Dreimane, LAT2.5 
 4. Puc, POL2.5 
 5. Resimont, BEL2.0 
 6. Andre, ITA2.0 
 7. Stocklassa, SWE2.0 
 8. Perez Araujo, ESP1.5 
 9. Carvalheira, POR1.5 
 10. Strautmane, LAT1.5 


Recap of Day 2 in Matosinhos - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Belgium - Poland 48-70
Poland beat Belgium to gain 1-1 record in Group A. Zuzanna Puc (187-PF-97) nailed 18 points and pulled down 10 boards for the winners. Poland ensured a 39:27 halftime lead. Poland held Belgium to just 21 points in the second half and ran to the victory. Anna Makurat (181-G-00) tossed in 14 points for the winners. Laure Resimont (185-F/C-98) responded with 20 points for Belgium.

Spain - Sweden 87-48
Spain outscored Sweden to improve at 2-0 record in Group A. Paula Ginzo (187-F-98) netted 18 points to lead the winning side. Spain accumulated a 35:23 halftime lead. They poured in 52 points in the second half to secure the winning outcome. Maria Martianez (190-F-97) tossed in 14 points for the winners. Fanny Wadling (186-F-97) and Gunesh Ozturk (168-PG-97) responded with 9 points each for Sweden.

Group B
Lithuania - Portugal 69-71
Portugal eked out a narrow win over Lithuania to improve at 1-1 record in Group B. Carolina Goncalves (174-F-97) posted 21 points to lead the winners. Portugal secured a 42:30 halftime lead. Lithuania narrowed the gap at one-point heading into the final term. But Portugal hung on to snatch a tough victory at the end. Carolina Bernardeco (173-G-97) produced 18 points in the victory. Laurita Jurciute (173-G-96) responded with 25 points for Lithuania.

Italy - Latvia 67-55
Italy registered the second straight victory at the tournament. They held off Latvia to stay perfect in Group B. Olbis-Futo Andre came up with 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Azzurri. Italy grabbed a 21:13 lead after ten minutes. Latvia pulled within two points at the interval 35:33. Italy limited Latvia to just 8 points in the third term to open a 9-point lead at the final intermission. The Azzurri maintained the advantage throughout the fourth stanza and rolled to the victory. Francesca Pan (180-SG-97) had 12 points for the winning side. Digna Strautmane (188-PF-98) replied with 23 points and 8 boards for Latvia.

Group C
Slovenia - Hungary 77-55
Slovenia registered the second straight win in Group C. They stormed past Hungary to remain unbeaten. Annamaria Prezelj (177-SG-97, agency: Lebedintsev Andriy) came up with 25 points to pace the charge. Slovenia dominated in the first half. They established a 48:26 halftime lead. Slovenia protected the lead throughout the second half and marched to the win. Aleksandra Kroselj (168-PG-99) chipped in 18 points for the winners. Agnes Torok (183-F-98) responded with 20 points for Hungary.

France - Bosnia 73-63
France overcame Bosnia to open win count in Matosinhos. France trailed by two points after the opening frame. But they pulled ahead for a 36:34 halftime lead. The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the third term. However les Bleues ignited a 19:10 run in the fourth stanza to ice the win. Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi (187-C-98) provided 16 points and 12 rebounds in the victory. Melisa Brcaninovic (185-PF-99, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 37 points for Bosnia.

Group D
Russia - Turkey 81-51
Russia clinched the second consecutive victory in Matosinhos. They cruised past Turkey to remain on top of Group D. Elizaveta Shabanova (196-C-97) and Nina Glonti provided 11 points each in the win. Russia claimed a 35:17 halftime lead. They followed with a 46-point effort in the second half to coast to the win. Evgeniya Frolkina (182-SF-97) and Ekaterina Osipova (187-C-97) added 10 points each in the victory. Sevgi Uzuri responded with 12 points for Turkey.

Holland - Serbia 72-75
Serbia snatched a narrow win over Netherlands for 1-1 record in Group D. Snezana Bogicevic (177-SG-97) recorded 19 points and 13 rebounds in the win. Serbia jumped to an early lead. They grabbed a 28:15 lead after the opening stanza. But Netherlands used a 26:11 run in the second term to ensure a 41:39 halftime advantage. Netherlands limited Serbia to 9 points in the third term to open a 9-point lead. But Serbia managed to recover. They dropped 27 points in the final quarter and marched to the win. Mina Djordjevic (186-PF-99, agency: BeoBasket) tallied 12 points and 16 rebounds in the victory. Laura Westerik (170-G-98) responded with 14 points for Netherlands.




Division B. Day 2 in Eilat - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Iceland - Slovakia 36-68
Slovakia registered the second straight win in Group A. They topped Iceland to stay perfect in Eilat. Linda Dubenova (188-PF-98) came up with 12 points for the winners. Slovakia recorded a 33:16 halftime lead. Slovakia limited their opponents to just 20 points in the second half and rallied to a comfortable win. Alexandra Haskova (183-PF-97) provided 11 points in the victory. Thelma Agustsdottir (179-F-98) responded with 12 points for Iceland.

Czech Republic - Ukraine 79-60
Czech Republic opened win count in Eilat. They toppled Ukraine for 1-1 record. Michaela Gaislerova (179-F-97) banked in 19 points for the winners. Ukraine enjoyed a narrow 23:21 lead ten minutes into the game. But Czech Republic took over in the next periods. They stormed ahead for a 41:35 halftime lead. Czech Republic boosted the lead to 13 points at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the win. Michaela Krejzova deposited 13 points for the winners. Olga Yatskovets (183-C-97) responded with 16 points and 8 caroms for Ukraine.

Germany - Greece 67-65
Germany celebrated the second straight victory in Group A. They eked out a narrow win over Greece. Johanna Klug (189-C-98) provided 18 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Germany established a 32:30 halftime lead. Greece erased the deficit in the third term. They tied things up at 49 heading into the fourth quarter. Germany however managed to pull away with a narrow victory at the end. Satou Sabally (189-F/C-98) tossed in 15 points for the winners. Maria Fasoula (190-C-97) responded with 25 points for Greece.

Group B
Ireland - Israel 50-79
Israel cruised past Ireland to open win count in Eilat. Eden Rotberg (167-G-98) posted 16 points for the hosts. Israel left no chance for their opponents. The hosts grabbed a 41:18 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the victory. Noga Pelc and Yarden Danan (178-G-97) had 11 points each for Israel. Anna Kelly (168-G-97) responded with 19 points and 7 rebounds for Ireland.

Croatia - Belarus 72-79
Belarus rolled past Croatia for the second win in a row in Group B. Hanna Brych (184-C-97) produced 19 points in the victory. Belarus stayed in front throughout the first half. They grabbed a 43:31 halftime lead. Croatia narrowed the deficit in the second half but could not avoid the loss. Yanina Inkina (188-F-97) and Katsiaryna Rybalka (182-F-98) provided 14 points apiece for Belarus. Tihana Stojsavljevic (186-PF-97) answered with 19 points and 10 rebounds for Croatia.

Romania - United Kingdom 48-74
Great Britain posted the second consecutive win in Eilat. They cruised past Romania in Group B. Gabriele Nikitinaite (178-SG-98) and Georgia Gayle (170-PG-97) came up with 20 points each for the winners. Great Britain ensured an 18:12 lead at the first break. Romania narrowed the gap at 3 points at the interval. But Great Britain turned things around in the second half. They ignited a 46:23 run after the big break to secure the winning outcome. Ana Ferariu (175-G-97) responded with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for Romania.




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  FIBA ASIA CUP  


Chanita Jordan to join Lebanon for FIBA Asia Cup - by Eurobasket News

Chanita Jordan (196-C-87, college: Bowie St., agency: Gamble Sports Management) will get the Lebanese passport and will dress up for the National Team at the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup. Lebanon will play in Level II Group B alongside Fiji, Kazakhstan and Singapore. Chanita Jordan spent the last season in Turkey. She played for Bornova. The centre notched 15.9 points, 11.1 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game. Previously she had stints in Puerto Rico, United Arab Emirates, Belarus and Germany. She was named All-Turkish TKB2L Centre of the Year back in 2015.


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N'Jonkou is back at Strasbourg Illkirch-Graffenstaden - by Eurobasket News

Strasbourg Illkirch-Graffenstaden (LF2) agreed terms with 29-year old Cameroonian ex-international power forward Amina N'Jonkou (185-88, college: Arizona). It is actually her comeback to llkirch-Graff. as she has played here before. N'Jonkou played last season at Montbrison Feminines BC in the LF2. In 26 games she had 11.5ppg, 8.6rpg and 1.7apg. Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-French LF2 Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others N'Jonkou played in the final of Spanish LF2 in 2014. She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French LF2 1st Team back in 2011.
N'Jonkou represented Cameroon at the African Championships in Yaounde (Cameroon) two years ago. Her team won Silver and her stats at that event were 8 games: 8.4ppg, 8.6rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 32.8%, 3PT: 23.1%, FT: 58.1%.
N'Jonkou's career allowed her to visit three different continents. She tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. N'Jonkou has played previously professionally in Colombia (Catolica), Switzerland (Nyon) and Spain (ASAC Comunicaciones Adba Aviles, Conquero and Campus Promete).
She attended University of Arizona until 2009 and it will be her ninth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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PAOK Thessalonikis sign Faih Kotoula - by Chris Mammides

PAOK Thessalonikis (A1) signed 23-year old guard Faih Kotoula (171-94). She played last season at Iraklis in the A2.
Kotoula's team was Runner-Up of A2 League Group North 2017.
She has played previously for Lassanis.

PAOK Thessalonikis roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lolita Lymoura
Faih Kotoula
Elvira Zerva

Forwards:
Anthoula Tarpagkou
Maro Tranta
Brittany Lewis

Coach: Vassilis Maslarinos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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PAOK Thessalonikis ink Keani Albanez - by Chris Mammides

PAOK Thessalonikis (A1) agreed terms with 24-year old American guard Keani Albanez (178-93, college: Gonzaga) . She spent her 2-year professional career in Greek Athinaikos. In 24 A1 games in Greece she had 14.7ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.9apg and 2.7spg (in top 2) last season. Albanez helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Quite impressive season as she was voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek League Co-Guard of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Panathinaikos where in 23 games she recorded 12.7ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.2apg and 2.0spg. Albanez contributed to her team making it to the cup final. It was another spectacular season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Greek League 2nd Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others her team won WCC Regular Season for four years in a row (between 2012 and 2015).
Albanez graduated from Gonzaga University in 2015 and it is her third season as a professional player.
She could be described: Keani has a high basketball IQ ,making her a threat from both sides of the floor. Has been the leader in steals in A1 Greek league for the past two years. A true slasher who creates for herself and for others. Her amazing shooting 3 point shooting range opens up the floor for her and her teammates. Albanez uses her lengthy body to not only rely on her jump shot but to score in more versatile ways to put the ball in the hoop. In the two years of her professional career she has made it to the championship back to back years, being one of the leading scorers of each team.

PAOK Thessalonikis roster for 2017-2018:

Lolita Lymoura
Anthoula Tarpagkou
Maro Tranta
Brittany Lewis
Keani Albanez
Faih Kotoula
Konstantina Diamantidou
Elvira Zerva

Coach: Vassilis Maslarinos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Panagiota Tsambouri signs at Niki Lefkadas - by Chris Mammides

AS Niki Lefkadas (A1) landed experienced 36-year old guard Panagiota Tsambouri (170-81). She played most recently at Iraklis in the A2. She helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 3rd Team.
Among other achievements Tsambouri won Greek A2 League Group North championship title in 2014. She received also Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 Co-Guard of the Year award in 2016.
Tsambouri Panathlitikos.
It may be one of last seasons in her extensive career, which she may end at Niki Lefkadas.

AS Niki Lefkadas roster for 2017-2018:

Panagiota Tsambouri
Jacqueline Luna-Castro
Maria Kontogeorgou
Danielle Spiliotis
Athanasia Barka
Panagiota Aroni

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kyriaki Kalimeri is a newcomer at Kalyvion - by Eurobasket News

GAS Kalyvion (A2) added to their roster 21-year old power forward Kyriaki Kalimeri (184-96) from Melissia.
The previous (15-16) season Kalimeri played at Panathinaikos where in 8 games she recorded just 2.5ppg and 1.3rpg. She helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team.
Kalimeri represented Greece at the European Championships U20 Division B in Podgorica (Montenegro) two years ago. Her team won Silver and her stats at that event were 5 games: 0.8ppg, 1.6rpg.

GAS Kalyvion roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Xenia Helioti
Christina Kontogianni
Danai Kamenou
Georgia Stamati
Kalliopi Retzeperi

Forwards:
Alexandra Anogiannaki
Dora Mastrogiannidou
Maria Avtzi

Centers:
Arvaniti
Kyriaki Kalimeri

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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Gamecocks Wrap Up Competition in Japan - by Eurobasket News

South Carolina women's basketball closed out its competition with the Japan National Team Tuesday, playing a full 40-minute game for the first time on the tour. Japan claimed a 78-57 victory with a strong fourth quarter after the Gamecocks posted their most competitive effort of the three days to hold the lead much of the first half. Senior forward A'Ja Wilson (6'5''-F-96) again was the most aggressive offensive player, notching a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Fellow forwards sophomore Mikiah Harrigan (6'2''-F) and freshman Lele Grissett each added eight points to the effort. Overall, the Gamecocks shot the ball better and were solid defensively in the first half, slowing down the high-paced Japan offense. Japan took an early 6-1 lead, but South Carolina got back on track for their first lead when Grissett put back her own miss and Wilson delivered on the left block for a 7-6 advantage. The first quarter continued to go the Gamecocks' way with Doniyah Cliney (6'0''-G) converting a traditional three-point play and Wilson pouring in the final four points on a steal and layup and another drive. With a 15-10 lead after the opening quarter, the Gamecock offense continued to roll with a Wilson jumper from the elbow. A series of empty possessions let Japan get back into the game, however, with a 12-0 run that gave the home team a 25-17 advantage. South Carolina closed the half well, though, going inside where Grissett, Wilson and Herbert Mikiah Harrigan accounted for the final 11 points of the period. Japan stretched its 32-28 halftime lead early in the third period, but once again South Carolina answered, putting together a 9-0 run, this time, mostly via its guards. Herbert Mikiah Harrigan and Wilson started the surge, which sparked a 3 from freshman Haley Troup and a transition layup from Araion Bradshaw (5'6''-G) that made it a 37-35 Gamecock lead. The veteran Japan squad responded with its own 9-0 run to re-establish its command of the contest, taking a 50-42 lead into the final period, during which it continued to inch away from the Gamecocks.
Courtesy of: gamecocksonline.com




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Chanita Jordan to join Lebanon for FIBA Asia Cup - by Eurobasket News

Chanita Jordan (196-C-87, college: Bowie St., agency: Gamble Sports Management) will get the Lebanese passport and will dress up for the National Team at the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup. Lebanon will play in Level II Group B alongside Fiji, Kazakhstan and Singapore. Chanita Jordan spent the last season in Turkey. She played for Bornova. The centre notched 15.9 points, 11.1 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game. Previously she had stints in Puerto Rico, United Arab Emirates, Belarus and Germany. She was named All-Turkish TKB2L Centre of the Year back in 2015.


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Gamecocks Wrap Up Competition in Japan - by Eurobasket News

South Carolina women's basketball closed out its competition with the Japan National Team Tuesday, playing a full 40-minute game for the first time on the tour. Japan claimed a 78-57 victory with a strong fourth quarter after the Gamecocks posted their most competitive effort of the three days to hold the lead much of the first half. Senior forward A'Ja Wilson (6'5''-F-96) again was the most aggressive offensive player, notching a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Fellow forwards sophomore Mikiah Harrigan (6'2''-F) and freshman Lele Grissett each added eight points to the effort. Overall, the Gamecocks shot the ball better and were solid defensively in the first half, slowing down the high-paced Japan offense. Japan took an early 6-1 lead, but South Carolina got back on track for their first lead when Grissett put back her own miss and Wilson delivered on the left block for a 7-6 advantage. The first quarter continued to go the Gamecocks' way with Doniyah Cliney (6'0''-G) converting a traditional three-point play and Wilson pouring in the final four points on a steal and layup and another drive. With a 15-10 lead after the opening quarter, the Gamecock offense continued to roll with a Wilson jumper from the elbow. A series of empty possessions let Japan get back into the game, however, with a 12-0 run that gave the home team a 25-17 advantage. South Carolina closed the half well, though, going inside where Grissett, Wilson and Herbert Mikiah Harrigan accounted for the final 11 points of the period. Japan stretched its 32-28 halftime lead early in the third period, but once again South Carolina answered, putting together a 9-0 run, this time, mostly via its guards. Herbert Mikiah Harrigan and Wilson started the surge, which sparked a 3 from freshman Haley Troup and a transition layup from Araion Bradshaw (5'6''-G) that made it a 37-35 Gamecock lead. The veteran Japan squad responded with its own 9-0 run to re-establish its command of the contest, taking a 50-42 lead into the final period, during which it continued to inch away from the Gamecocks.
Courtesy of: gamecocksonline.com




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Tall Ferns finish William Jones Cup tied for best record - by Eurobasket News

The Tall Ferns have finished tied for the best record at the William Jones Cup, following tonight's 75-72 win over Japan. Their 4-1 record ties them with Japan, who were unbeaten coming in to tonight's fixture. 'It was a truly competitive game, a game of good execution for both teams at both end's of the court,' head coach Kennedy Kereama said. That comment is reflected in the stats, as the two sides couldn't be separated at halftime at 37-37. 13 third quarter points for Micaela Cocks (174-G-86, college: Oregon) helped the Tall Ferns take a hold of the match after the break though, as they pulled out to a nine point lead with a quarter to play. It was no surprise to see Japan throw everything at them in the final stanza, but the Tall Ferns held firm to close out the three point victory. 'It's always good to have really close games, because going into the World Cup Qualifiers (Asia Cup), that's how we're going to get better,' Cocks said. Cocks had a standout game, shooting a game-high 27 points to go with five rebounds. Her efforts were assisted by 13 points, seven rebounds and three assists for Antonia Edmondson (181-G-87), while Rebecca Ott was a force off the bench with a team high seven rebounds. The win wraps up a strong William Jones Cup for the Tall Ferns, who continue to build towards the Asia Cup at the end of the month. They'll now head to Singapore for a series beginning 11 July, with Kereama happy with his side's progress. 'Although we have a lot of experience, we have a lot of debutants as well, and we were very pleased with the performance of our veterans, as well as our younger players,' Kereama said. 'For us, it was a very successful tournament, but we'll make some adjustments, and, of course, we've got lots of improvement to make.'
Courtesy of: basketball.org.nz



Wildcats take the W - by Eurobasket News

Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats retained the WBC title with a dominant second half performance defeating a plucky Taranaki Thunder 57-43 in front of an enthusiastic crowd at Cowles Stadium on Saturday evening. The win was built around floor general Terina Wanoa (166-G-96) (13 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists) and MVP Ashley Gayle (193-F-90, college: Texas). After Taranaki made the slightly better start, shading a nervy first quarter 12-10, the game swung in favour of the home team. The forward tussle between Taranaki's Jessica Tuki (185-F/C-87) and Lyndi Laborn and Canterbury's Darcy Rose and Ashley Gayle was a feature of a low scoring second period. Six points in the quarter from penetrative point guard Wanoa proved to be the difference between the two teams - 24-18 in favour of the hosts at half-time. Courtney Keech (175-G-97) opened the scoring in the second half but animated Taranaki coach Angelo Hill was forced to call a time out after turnovers on consecutive possessions proved costly. The impressive Wanoa stretched the Canterbury lead to ten points before Simone Cook struck back with a corner three - 30-23. Isabelle Cook made consecutive scores but the clouds were gathering for the Thunder as Tuki (four fouls) and Laborn (back injury) were forced to the bench. To make matters worse Isabelle Cook took a blow to the face and had to retire from the game. Despite the set backs Taranaki were very much in the hunt at three-quarter time just six points down - 38-32. Laborn returned to connect with a triple but a Hayley Gray (171-G-89) jump shot took Canterbury to a 45-37 lead with 6:30 to play. Consecutive baskets from Connie Poletti (180-F-97) and a reverse lay up from MVP Gayle stretched the advantage allowing the Canterbury supporters to relax and celebrate back-to-back titles. Canterbury Coach Lori McDaniel , voted WBC Coach of the Year for a second time paid tribute to the efforts of her team. 'We are a very deep team and I think ultimately that strength in depth was probably the telling factor in our success. Taranaki were worthy finalists and extremely well coached by Angelo Hill. 'To win consecutive titles takes a lot of hard work and I want to thank all the players for their efforts as well as my coaching colleagues Josh Thompson, Sally and Gina Farmer - it was a real team effort.'
Courtesy of: basketball.org.nz



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  RWANDA  


U16 girls team land wild card to compete at 2017 FIBA AfroBasket - by Eurobasket News

Rwanda U-16 basketball girls' national team has been awarded a wildcard to compete at this year's fifth edition of FIBA Africa Under-16 Championship for Women (AfroBasket) that will be held in Maputo Mozambique. The biennial event will be hosted by from August 4-12, with the games to played at the Pavilhao do Maxaquene in Maputo. The development was confirmed by Rwanda Basketball Federation (FERWABA) president in a press briefing that was held at Amahoro national stadium on Friday. Rwanda had failed to seal an automatic qualification at the FIBA U16 African Championship 2017 Zone 5 Qualifiers that took place in Mombasa, Kenya last month after finishing second behind Egypt that will be the flag bearers of Zone V. According to FERWABA technical advisor Claudette Habimana Mugwaneza, the team is scheduled to kick off a residential training camp on July 14, where she revealed that the team will be aiming to improve from the previous performance in Madagascar where they finished in the ninth place. 'The team will kick off preparations probably on July 14 and we aim to do better compared to the previous edition in 2015. This time the target will at least finishing the top four teams and it is achievable because this year, we have a very talented team,' said Mugwaneza. Of the 12 teams, 10 have been confirmed and these include Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tunisia and Zimbabwe
Meanwhile, the boys team are currently in a residential camp as they will represent Zone V in this particular event that will be hosted in in Vacoas-Phoenix, Mauritius from July 13-22. The boys' team Rwanda will represent Zone V at the biennial event for the second time in a row after successfully defending FIBA U16 African Championship 2017 Zone 5 Qualifiers title. A team of 18 players under the guidance of head coach Moise Mutokambali who also doubles as the senior team coach and his assistant Aime Kharim Nkusi conducts training sessions daily at Amahoro indoor stadium.
Courtesy of: newtimes.co.rw



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  SERBIA  


U20 European championship: Serbia Vs Netherland 75:72 - by Zoran Popovic

Serbian U20 National team made first on European championship in Portugal. Serbian ladies won Netherland U20 National team 75:72 (28:15, 11:26, 9:15, 27:16). Serbian team excellent started match and made advantage after first half of + 13 points advantage. In the second quarter Netherland National team made break and finish first half with +2 points advantage for them. Netherland team continue in the same rhythm after half time break and at the end of third period had advantage of +8 points. Coach Bulj players started last quarter very aggressive and first decrease advantage of Netherlands team and in the last minute had made advantage of +3 points. Netherland player Slim scored three points shoot and the game was close to over time, but Jovana Nogic (181-G-97) scored last three points shoot and become match winner in this very important match for Serbian team. The most efficient players in Serbian team were Snezana Bogicevic with 19 points, Mina Djordjevic and Jovana Nogic collect per 12 points. Next game Serbian team play against Turkey.


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  SLOVENIA  


Ana Ljubenovic stays in Italy with Castelnuovo Scrivia - by Zeljko Zule

Ana Ljubenovic (185-F/C-88) will play for Italian Serie A2 side Castelnuovo Scrivia in the upcoming season.
Ljubenovic arrives from San Salvatore Selagrius, whe she spent last two seasons. In the latest one, she averaged 10.points, 6.6 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 2.2 steals and 0.3 blocks in 20 Serie A games. It will be sixth straight season that Ljubenovic will play in Italy. Ljubenovic grew up with Ilirija and has already played for Odeja and Triglav from 2005 through 2012 in her native Slovenia before mov