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  3X3  



Team Montreal wins 3x3 Canada Quest Finals in Edmonton, Alberta - by Eurobasket News

The 3x3 Canada Quest Finals took place at the West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton Alberta this past weekend. Eight teams from our six regional events including two wildcard teams competed for the title of 3x3 Canada Quest Finals Champion. Team Montreal was crowned the winner of the 3x3 Canada Quest Final defeating Team Winnipeg 18-14 in the final. Team Montreal (Kyle Desmarais (188-G-87, college: Cent.Conn.St.) (C), Sebastian Beckett (198-C), Kevin Loiselle (198-F-88), Mukiya Post (193-G)) completed the tournament with a 6-0 record, scoring an average of 20.2 points per game. After finishing 0-3 in round robin play on Day 1, Team Winnipeg (Wyatt Anders (201-F) (C), Jelane Pryce (201-F), Matthew Koenig (180-PG), O'Neill Gordon (193-F/G-80))) stunned the tournament when they upset Team Saskatoon 21-11 in the quarter-finals, followed by a 21-17 victory against Team Vancouver in the semi-finals. With Team Montreal and Team Winnipeg reaching the finals, both teams qualify for the FIBA 3x3 World Tour which will for the first time take place in Canada from July 15-16 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Regardless of their early exit in the tournament, Team Saskatoon (Michael Linklater (178-PG-82) (C), Mike Lieffers, Nolan Brudehl (199-F-90) and Andrew Spagrud (203-F-85)) has also already qualified for the FIBA World Tour stop in Saskatchewan with their top-10 FIBA 3x3 ranking.
Courtesy of: basketball.ca



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



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  ABA LEAGUE  


Mega Bemax keeps Samardziski for another season - by Eurobasket News

BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica (KLS) re-signed 31-year old FYR Macedonian ex-international center Predrag Samardziski (215-110kg-86, agency: BeoBasket). He played there last season. In 14 KLS games he recorded 4.1ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.4apg. Samardziski helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 2 games in ABA League where he averaged just 2.5ppg and 2.0rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Samardziski played at Demir IBB in Turkish BSL. In 21 games he had 4.4ppg and 5.0rpg.
Among other achievements he won Macedonian League championship title in 2015. Samardziski received also Eurobasket.com All-Macedonian League 3rd Team award in 2015.
He represented FYR Macedonia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 7.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.2apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 44.1%, FT: 50.0%.
Samardziski is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Serbia (Partizan, Crvena Zvezda and BC Partizan NiS Beograd U19 team), Turkey (TED Kolejliler, Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi and Eskisehir Basket) and FYR Macedonia (MZT Skopje).
Samardziski's game is described as: A very skilled player, with good fundamentals, who is very versatile on the court (rebounds, passes, shooting from inside and outside) and who is expected to a solid delivery in any occasion;.

BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Rebic
Novak Music

Forward:
Andrija Marjanovic

Center:
Predrag Samardziski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ARGENTINA  

Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Tucker, Estudian.21.9 
 2. Green, Instituto19.9 
 3. Solano, Echague19.8 
 4. Sims, Regatas C.18.7 
 5. Deck, San Lorenzo18.2 
 6. Quinteros, Regat.17.9 
 7. Vildoza, Quilm.17.2 
 8. Mickeal, Atenas17.1 
 9. Redivo, Weber B.16.9 
 10. Harper, Quimsa16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Williams, Olimpico.11.6 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.4 
 3. Clancy, Instituto9.9 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.9.4 
 5. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.9 
 6. Justiz, Estudian.8.9 
 7. Francis, La Union8.7 
 8. Johnson, Atenas8.3 
 9. Vargas, GECR I.8.2 
 10. Espinoza, Regat.7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Maximiliano STANIC
  Olimpico.
  (178-PG-78)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Stanic, Olimpico.6.4 
 2. Balbi, Ferrocarril6.1 
 3. Barral, Obras B.5.6 
 4. Aguirre, San L.5.5 
 5. Konsztadt, La Union5.4 
 6. Cantero, San M.5.1 
 7. Figueroa, Penarol4.5 
 8. Hopson, Quimsa4.5 
 9. Perez, Boca Jrs4.3 
 10. Solano, Echague4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Gelvis SOLANO
  Echague
  (185-G-94)
  Avg: 2
 1. Solano, Echague2.0 
 2. Garcia, San M.1.9 
 3. Basualdo, Quilm.1.7 
 4. Vildoza, Quilm.1.7 
 5. Zurbriggen, Obras B.1.6 
 6. De-l., GECR I.1.6 
 7. Johnson, Weber B.1.6 
 8. Calfani, San L.1.5 
 9. Redivo, Weber B.1.4 
 10. Lescano, San M.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Williams, Olimpico.3.0 
 2. Justiz, Estudian.2.1 
 3. Daniels, Quimsa1.6 
 4. Richard, Obras B.1.5 
 5. Crawford, Argen.1.5 
 6. Battle, Quimsa1.4 
 7. Calfani, San L.1.3 
 8. Meyinsse, San L.1.3 
 9. Clancy, Instituto1.1 
 10. Acuna, Penarol1.0 


Omar Canton (ex Hebraica) agreed terms with Quilmes Mar del Plata - by Eurobasket News

Quilmes Mar del Plata (LigaA) inked experienced 35-year old naturalized Italian center Omar Canton (206-82). He played most recently at Hebraica in Uruguayan LUB league. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Uruguay LUB All-Star Game. Canton also played that season for Union Atletica (also in LUB) where in 25 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.4ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.7apg last season.
Canton is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Brazil (Sport Club do Recife and FTC EAD Bahia), Chile (Los Leones), Colombia (Academia), Spain and Argentina (Weber Bahia, Echague, Sport Club, Lanus and Villa Angela) and Uruguay (Nacional).
Canton is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Quilmes Mar del Plata.

Quilmes Mar del Plata roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nicolas Ferreyra
Enzo Ruiz
Eric Flor
Bruno Sansimoni

Forward:
Ricardo Sanchez

Center:
Omar Canton

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Juan Ignacio Rodriguez Suppi agreed terms with BHY Tiro Federal - by Eurobasket News

BHY Tiro Federal y Deportivo Morteros (TNA) inked 26-year old point guard Juan Ignacio Rodriguez Suppi (178-91) from SP Las Parejas. In 36 TNA games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.7ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.3apg and 2.2spg (in top 5) last season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team.
Rodriguez Suppi won Argentinian Torneo Federal (Litoral) championship title in 2016.
He has played previously for four other teams: Rocamora, La Union, Ferrocarril and Atletico TL.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @tperformances)

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Quimsa inks Torin Francis - by Ivan Milenkovic

Asociacion Quimsa Santiago del Estero (LigaA) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old American (has also Jamaican passport) center Torin Francis (210-114kg-83, college: Notre Dame) from La Union. In 55 LigaA games in Argentina he had 14.5ppg and 8.7rpg last season.
Francis was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Liga Americas Honorable Mention in 2017.
The previous (15-16) season Francis played at Malvin in Uruguayan LUB where in two games he recorded 8.5ppg and 4.0rpg.
He played in the final of Argentinian LigaA in 2016.
He is quite experienced player. Francis has played in seven different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Belgium (Spirou Charleroi), Germany (ALBA Berlin), Greece (AEK Athens and Panellinios), Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem), Italy (MIA-RO Cantu), Turkey (Aliaga, Eskisehir Basket and Bornova) and Venezuela (Marinos and Trotamundos).
Francis attended University of Notre Dame until 2005 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season as a professional player.
He could be described: A highly-skilled and gifted athlete with game-breaking abilityversatile all-around frontcourt player who plays both ends of the floor extremely wellhas a physical offensve and defensive presence on the court and runs the floor extremely well for a player his size. Explosive in the postsmart decision maker with the ballan unselfish player who knows how to distribute the ball.

Asociacion Quimsa Santiago del Estero roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nicolas De_los_Santos
Juan Brussino

Centers:
Torin Francis
Roberto Acuna

Coach: Fabio Demti

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Quimsa signs Roberto Acuna - by Ivan Milenkovic

Asociacion Quimsa Santiago del Estero (LigaA) signed 27-year old international center Roberto Acuna (208-90) from Penarol. In 56 LigaA games he had 10.4ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.0spg and 1.0bpg last season.
Acuna's team was regular season runner-up in Argentinian LigaA South Group in 2016.
He also represented Argentina at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 1.5ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.0bpg.
Acuna has played previously for three other teams: Ciclista, UNCAus and San Isidro.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Luciano Massarelli joins Argentino - by Eurobasket News

Atletico Argentino Junin (LigaA) agreed terms with 24-year old guard Luciano Massarelli (183-93) from Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda. In 18 LigaA games he had 10.7ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.8apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Massarelli played at Penarol where in 60 LigaA games he recorded 8.7ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.5apg. He 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 Massarelli was voted Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA Domestic player of the Year back in 2014.
He represented Argentina at the World Championships U19 in Latvia six years ago.
Massarelli has played previously for two other teams: Villa Mitre de Capital Federal and Ramos Mejia.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Alvaro Merlo joins La Union - by Eurobasket News

La Union Colon (TNA) agreed terms with 22-year old point guard Alvaro Merlo (182-95) from Ciclista. In 35 TNA games he had 9.3ppg, 2.6rpg, 6.3apg (top 3) and 1.6spg last season. He 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 Merlo was voted Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U17 3rd Team back in 2012.
He represented Argentina at the World Championships U17 in Kaunas (Lithuania) five years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 11.6ppg, 3.9rpg, Assists-4 (5.1apg), Steals-5 (2.3spg), FGP: 39.7%, 3PT: 39.4%, FT: 80.0%.
Merlo has played previously for Atenas.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @PickandRollWeb)

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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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  AUSTRALIA  


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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Australian U17 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Kody Stattmann
Stattmann
Sean Macdonald
Macdonald
Samson Froling
Froling
Tyler Robertson
Robertson
Keli Leaupepe
Leaupepe
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5Isaiah Lee 186-G-00 Manly Warr. Australia
6Kody Stattmann 194-F/G-00 Cairns M. Australia
7Sean Macdonald 185-G-00 Victoria C. Australia
9Aiden Krause 193-F/G-00 Mackay M. Australia
10Josh Kunen 201-F-00 Kilsyth C. Australia
11Kyle Bowen 200-F-00 BA CoE Australia
12Callum Dalton 204-C-00 BA CoE Australia
13Samson Froling 207-F/C-00 BA CoE Australia
14Tyler Robertson 198-F-00 Dandenong R. Australia
15Keli Leaupepe 187-PF-00 Bulleen B. Australia

Darren Perry Head Coach
Robbie McKinlay Assistant Kings Australia
Grant Wallace Assistant



James Hunter (ex Southland S.) agreed terms with Breakers - by Hugh McAuliffe

New Zealand Breakers (NBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old Australian center James Hunter (208-120kg-92, college: S.Dakota). He played in the summer at SIT Zero Fees Southland Sharks in New Zealand NBL league. In 18 games he recorded 7.8ppg and 5.2rpg. Hunter helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Hunter has played previously professionally in Spain (Zamorano), New Zealand (Jets) and Australia (Sydney City Comets and Ballarat Miners).
He attended University of South Dakota until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

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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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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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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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Umana Venezia keeps Stone for another season - by Eurobasket News

Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) re-signed 29-year old American point guard Julyan Stone (198-91kg-88, college: UTEP). He played there last season. In 26 Serie A games he averaged 3.5ppg, 4.1rpg and 2.6apg. Stone helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). He also played for another team Fort Wayne Mad Ants in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen that season where in 32 games he had 8.2ppg, 6.2rpg, 8.9apg and 1.4spg.
Stone has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com Italian SerieA All-Defensive Team award in 2015.
Stone has played also professionally in Turkey (Gaziantep), NBA (San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder, Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers) and NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars).
He attended Univ.of Texas at El Paso until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Stone's game is described as: A very Big and quick point guard who enjoys distributing the ball more than scoring. A brilliant decision maker, he can hit a shot if left open. Very good defender and rebounder , the only question mark is will teams allow him to play his natural position at the NBA level which is PG because of his size. Most of the scouts believe that he' can be a great point guard at the NBA level because he poses such a high basketball I.Q. He showed winning mentality, ability to never force anything and to concentrate on running his team offense. He is a very good defender with quick hands and will do whatever it takes to win.

Umana Reyer Venezia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marquez Haynes
Julyan Stone

Forward:
Michael Bramos

Center:
Paul Biligha

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Monaco to sign Luc Loubaki - by Eurobasket News

AS Monaco Basket (ProA) will sign 20-year old guard Luc Loubaki (191-97). Loubaki has played in Entente Orleans 45 for the last three years. But in 18 ProA games he had just 1.4ppg last season.
Loubaki represented France at the European Championships U18 in Volos (Greece) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 10.9ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.2apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 54.0%, 3PT: 26.7%, FT: 55.6%.
Loubaki has played previously for CFBB.

AS Monaco Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dru Joyce
Gerald Robinson
Paul Lacombe
Billy Ouattara
Aaron Craft
Luc Loubaki

Forwards:
Amara Sy
Jordan Aboudou

Centers:
Elmedin Kikanovic
Bangaly Fofana

Coach: Zvezdan Mitrovic

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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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Beroe adds Yanev to their roster - by BGbasket

BC Beroe (NBL) added to their roster 27-year old Bulgarian international forward Aleksandar Yanev (203-108kg-90, agency: Interperformances). Last season he played at KK Zadar in the Croatian A1 league. Yanev played in a total of five leagues in three countries last year! In 16 games in the A1 league he recorded 3.4ppg and 2.4rpg. He helped KK Zadar make it to the semifinals. Yanev also played 5 games in the ABA League where he averaged just 2.2ppg and 2.4rpg. The other team he played briefly for was Kozuv in the Macedonian Prva Liga. In three games there he had very impressive stats: 16.3ppg and 5.7rpg. Yanev also played 2 games in the Balkan League where he got 13.0ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.0apg and 1.0spg. Another team he played that season for was the one he grew up with - Cherno More in his native Bulgaria. In 8 NBL games he got the remarkable 19.4ppg, 8.3rpg, 2.1apg and 1.9spg.
The list of his past achievements is quite long, as among others Yanev won the Austrian Bundesliga A championship title in 2015. He was selected to the Austrian Bundesliga A All-Star Game in 2015.
Yanev has also been a member of the Bulgarian international program for some years. He has regularly played for the Bulgarian senior team since 2009 and previously for the U-20 National Team between 2009 and 2010. He represented Bulgaria at the Qualifications for the European Championships 2017. His stats at that event were: 6 games, 12.5ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.0apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 64.7%, 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 53.8%.
Yanev is quite an experienced player already. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in six different countries. Yanev tasted the life as a pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and, of course, North America. He has previously played professionally in Argentina (San Martin Corrientes), France (SO Maritime Boulogne), Greece (Kavala), Spain (Manresa), Austria (Guessing Knights) and Bulgaria (Lukoil Academic and Cherno More).

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The Magic signs Khem Birch - by Eurobasket News

Orlando Magic signed 25-year old Canadian international center Khem Birch (208-100kg-92, college: UNLV). The last season Birch played at Olympiacos (A1) where in 33 games he had 5.7ppg and 5.0rpg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Greek A1 League All-Imports Team, 3rd Team and All-Defensive Team. Birch also played 37 games in Euroleague where he recorded 7.3ppg and 5.6rpg.
Birch has never been drafted by the NBA.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won D-League Central Division championship title in 2015. Birch was also voted All-MWC Defensive Player of the Year back in 2013 and 2014 at his college time.
Birch has been also a member of Canadian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Canadian senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team in 2010.
Birch represented Canada at the National Prep Championships Finalist six years ago.
He has played also professionally in Turkey (Usak Sportlif), NBA (Miami Heat) and NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce).
Birch attended University of Nevada - Las Vegas until 2014 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketballbuzz)

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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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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)



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  CHINA  


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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Stephon Marbury signs at Fly Dragons - by Eurobasket News

Beikong Fly Dragons (CBA) landed experienced 40-year old American ex-international guard Stephon Marbury (188-93kg-77, college: Georgia Tech) from Shougang Beijing Ducks. Marbury has played there for the last six years. In 36 CBA games in China he averaged impressive 21.4ppg, 4.0rpg, 5.5apg and 1.7spg last season.
In 1996 Milwaukee selected him as fourth overall pick in NBA draft. Marbury attended Georgia Tech and it will be his 22nd (!!!) season in pro basketball. Marbury was selected to Chinese CBA All-Star Game in 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2017.
Among other achievements he won Chinese CBA championship title in 2012, 2014 and 2015. He was a member of USA Senior National Team back in 2004.
Marbury has played previously also in NBA (Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns and Minnesota Timberwolves) and China (Brave Dragons and Long Lions).
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 Fly Dragons.
Marbury's game is described as: One of the most talented players in the NBA, but perhaps one of the most enigmatic too. This gifted PG can beat anyone from the dribble, and has enough atlhetic skills to finish in penetration against anyone. Can also pass well and knows how to run a top level team, and his court vision allows him to play a good defense too. Despite his great offensive skills, he never showed a good pass-shot selection and a true leadership, and this forced the observers to say he is not able to make those around him better.

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Michael Efevberha signs at Chongqing - by Greg

Chongqing Sanhai Lanling (NBL) signed 32-year old guard Michael Efevberha (193-89kg-84, college: CS Northridge). Efevberha played last season at BBC Monthey in Swiss LNA league. In 6 LNA games he had very impressive stats: 15.7ppg, 5.5rpg, 5.7apg and 1.0spg. Efevberha also played that season for Sagesse in Lebanese Pepsi LBL where in 15 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 23.5ppg, 7.1rpg, 4.9apg and 1.5spg. The other team Efevberha played that season for was LG Sakers in South Korean KBL. In 14 games he averaged 14.9ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.1apg.
He attended Cal State - Northridge and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.

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NBL Round 7: Chongqing defeats leader Fujian - by Eurobasket News

The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Fujian (5-2) in Lanling on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by eleventh ranked Chongqing (3-4) 128-122. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Fujian. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Fujian won third quarter 34-33. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Chongqing dominated down low during the game scoring 88 of its points in the paint compared to Fujian's 58. They outrebounded Fujian 53-32 including a 32-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of Ukrainian center Vladyslav Koreniuk (210-94, agency: Octagon Europe) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 30 points, 20 rebounds and 4 assists. Xin Wang contributed with 28 points, 17 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American forward LaQuinton Ross (203-92, college: Ohio St.) answered with 31 points and 9 rebounds for Fujian. Fujian's coach Jiulong Liu rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Chongqing moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Hebei X. and Beijing. Fujian at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. They share it with Henan and Guizhou. Chongqing is looking forward to face Jiangsu L. (#13) in He Fei in the next round. Fujian will play on the road against Shaanxi W. (#4) in Xian and is hoping to win this game.
Another exciting game for Henan (5-2) which played on the court of Guangxi (4-3). Third ranked Henan eked out just a narrow 2-points road win over Guangxi 115-113. It was a key game for the top position in the league. It was a great evening for Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) who led his team to a victory scoring 31 points and 4 assists (made all of his ten free throws !!!). Chris Otule helped adding 21 points, 12 rebounds and 6 blocks. At the losing side American guard Kevin Murphy (196-90, college: Tenn Tech) responded with a double-double by scoring 50 points (!!!), 20 rebounds and 5 assists. Henan keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Guizhou and Fujian. Guangxi at the other side keeps the fourth place with three games lost. They share the position with 5 other teams. Henan will play against Lhasa (#9) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Guangxi will play against Luoyang (#7) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Shaanxi W. (4-3) against fifth ranked Guizhou (5-2) on Sunday night. Visiting Shaanxi W. was defeated by Guizhou in a tough game in Guizhou 123-127. It was a key game for the top position in the league. It was an exceptional evening for James Mays who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 37 points (!!!) and 20 rebounds. Von Wafer came up with a double-double by scoring 50 points (!!!), 10 rebounds and 6 assists for Shaanxi W. in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Guizhou keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Henan and Fujian. Loser Shaanxi W. dropped to the fourth place with three games lost. They share the position with 5 other teams. Guizhou will meet at home Hebei X. (#12) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Shaanxi W. will play against the league's leader Fujian (#1) and hope to secure a win.
Bottom-ranked Dongbu is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their seventh consecutive match to tenth ranked Beijing (3-4) 101-72. Michael Holyfield fired a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 27 rebounds for the winners. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Beijing maintains tenth place with 3-4 record, which they share with Hebei X. and Chongqing. Dongbu at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. Beijing's next round opponent will be higher ranked Hunan (#8) in Changsha and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Dongbu will play on the road against Anhui (#6) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Important game to mention about took place in Lhasa. Twelfth ranked Hebei X. (3-4) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging higher ranked Lhasa (4-3) 148-145 on Sunday evening. It was a very good performance for Shannon Shorter who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 46 points (!!!), 21 rebounds and 6 assists. Hebei X.'s coach JunPei Zhao used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Hebei X. moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Beijing and Chongqing. Loser Lhasa dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. Hebei X. will face higher ranked Guizhou (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lhasa will play against the league's second-placed Henan having rather not much hope for a victory.

In the last two games of round 7 Anhui smashed Jiangsu L. on the road 120-101. Hunan lost to Luoyang on its own court 107-111.

Jiangsu L. - Anhui 101-120

No shocking result in a game when eighth ranked Anhui (4-3) crushed 13th ranked Jiangsu L. (1-6) in He Fei 120-101 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Anhui. Jiangsu L. was better in fourth quarter 27-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 21-of-24 free shots (87.5 percent) during the game. Anhui forced 21 Jiangsu L. turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a very good performance for American Chris Johnson (210-85, college: LSU) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 30 points and 18 rebounds (on 13-of-16 shooting from the field). His fellow American import point guard Jonathan Gibson (188-87, college: N.Mexico St.) contributed with 38 points (!!!) and 7 assists for the winners. Forward MingYang Gao (196-88) answered with 31 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and American-Palestinian forward Michael Nunnally (203-86, college: Pacific) added 21 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for Jiangsu L.Four Anhui and five Jiangsu L. players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Anhui moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 5 other teams. Loser Jiangsu L. keeps the thirteenth position with six games lost. Anhui will face bottom-ranked Dongbu (#14) in Nanjin in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Jiangsu L. will play on the road against Chongqing in Lanling and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Jiangsu L.: G.MingYang 31+5reb+4ast, N.Michael 21+14reb, W.Peng 13+4reb+1ast, W.Xing Chen 13+6reb+2ast, X.Shiwei 12+12reb+2ast, J.Shichao 5+5reb+5ast
Anhui: G.Jonathan 38+3reb+7ast, J.Chris 30+18reb+1ast, R.Kai 14+2reb, L.Jian 11+2reb+3ast, H.Delong 8+6reb+1ast, Z.Yong 8+2reb+4ast
gschID: 548492


Hunan - Luoyang 107-111

There was a minor upset when 7th ranked Hunan (4-3) lost to ninth ranked Luoyang (4-3) in Changsha 107-111 on Sunday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Hunan won fourth quarter 33-27. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hunan was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American point guard Russ Smith (183-91, college: Louisville) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 63 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds. South Sudanese-Lebanese center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 20 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Arinze Onuaku (206-87, college: Syracuse) answered with a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!) and 21 rebounds (on 16-of-19 shooting from the field) and Dominican guard Gelvis Solano (185-94, college: Merrimack, agency: Basket Management Solutions) added 26 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists and 5 steals (made all of his eleven free throws !!!) in the effort for Hunan. Five Hunan players scored in double figures. Hunan's coach Wenlong Huang tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Luoyang have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Hunan. Luoyang will face Guangxi (#5) on the road in the next round. Hunan will play against Beijing and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hunan: O.Arinze 36+21reb+3ast, S.Gelvis 26+14reb+10ast, L.Hansheng 15+4reb, Z.Wei 13+4reb+1ast, P.Jiaxin 12+4reb+1ast, W.QiPeng 3+5reb+1ast
Luoyang: S.Russ 63+11reb+1ast, M.Ater 16+20reb+2ast, Q.Wenhan 11+3reb+1ast, S.Jianguo 6+6reb, Z.Ye 5+1reb, M.Weilong 4+1reb
gschID: 548493


Lhasa - Hebei X. 145-148

Important game to mention about took place in Lhasa. Twelfth ranked Hebei X. (3-4) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging higher ranked Lhasa (4-3) 148-145 on Sunday evening. Hebei X. made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. It was a very good performance for American guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 46 points (!!!), 21 rebounds and 6 assists. His fellow American import forward Brandon Costner (206-87, college: N.Carolina St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!), 14 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Hebei X.'s coach JunPei Zhao used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American Dominique Johnson (192-87, college: Azusa Pacific, agency: Higher Vision Sports) answered with a double-double by scoring 44 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 5 assists and center DangJian Han (208-88) added 31 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 14-of-18 shooting from the field) in the effort for Lhasa. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Hebei X. moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Beijing and Chongqing. Loser Lhasa dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. Hebei X. will face higher ranked Guizhou (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lhasa will play against the league's second-placed Henan having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Lhasa: J.Dominique 44+11reb+5ast, H.DangJian 31+16reb+1ast, C.Jinlong 26+4reb+4ast, K.Jonathan 24+15reb+5ast, S.DeShuai 7+3reb+6ast, Z.Zhennan 6+2reb+3ast
Hebei X.: S.Shannon 46+21reb+6ast, C.Brandon 35+14reb+8ast, F.Weijian 19+5reb+2ast, L.Yannan 14+3reb, G.Yao 9+4reb+1ast, S.Xuepeng 8+2reb+2ast
gschID: 548489


Guangxi - Henan 113-115

Another exciting game for Henan (5-2) which played on the court of Guangxi (4-3). Third ranked Henan eked out just a narrow 2-points road win over Guangxi 115-113. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The guests were ahead by 7 points but lost the second period ending it with a 3-point deficit before their 24-19 run, which allowed them to win the game. Henan made 18-of-23 charity shots (78.3 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Guangxi turnovers. It was a great evening for Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) who led his team to a victory scoring 31 points and 4 assists (made all of his ten free throws !!!). American-Nigerian center Chris Otule (211-90, college: Marquette) helped adding 21 points, 12 rebounds and 6 blocks. Five Henan players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard Kevin Murphy (196-90, college: Tenn Tech) responded with a double-double by scoring 50 points (!!!), 20 rebounds and 5 assists and Indian-Canadian center Sim Bhullar (226-92, college: N.Mexico St.) produced a double-double by scoring 32 points and 11 rebounds. Henan keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Guizhou and Fujian. Guangxi at the other side keeps the fourth place with three games lost. They share the position with 5 other teams. Henan will play against Lhasa (#9) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Guangxi will play against Luoyang (#7) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Guangxi: M.Kevin 50+20reb+5ast, B.Sim 32+11reb+1ast, J.Le 18+5reb+2ast, L.Jiawei 7+2reb+4ast, Z.Yupeng 5+6reb+2ast, D.ChengLong 1+1reb
Henan: A.Josh-Emmanuel 31+4reb+4ast, O.Chris 21+12reb+1ast, J.Yuxing 19+3reb+3ast, M.Qingfei 18+11reb+4ast, W.Longfei 17+6reb+5ast, C.Yuhan 6+2reb
gschID: 548491


Chongqing - Fujian 128-122

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Fujian (5-2) in Lanling on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by eleventh ranked Chongqing (3-4) 128-122. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Fujian. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Fujian won third quarter 34-33. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Chongqing dominated down low during the game scoring 88 of its points in the paint compared to Fujian's 58. They outrebounded Fujian 53-32 including a 32-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of Ukrainian center Vladyslav Koreniuk (210-94, agency: Octagon Europe) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 30 points, 20 rebounds and 4 assists. Xin Wang contributed with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 17 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American forward LaQuinton Ross (203-92, college: Ohio St.) answered with 31 points and 9 rebounds and Ivorian-French point guard Mouloukou-Souleyman Diabate (181-87) added 29 points and 6 assists in the effort for Fujian. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Fujian's coach Jiulong Liu rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Chongqing moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Hebei X. and Beijing. Fujian at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. They share it with Henan and Guizhou. Chongqing is looking forward to face Jiangsu L. (#13) in He Fei in the next round. Fujian will play on the road against Shaanxi W. (#4) in Xian and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Fujian: R.LaQuinton 31+9reb+3ast, D.Mouloukou Souleyman 29+3reb+6ast, L.Ming-Yu 21+4reb+2ast, X.Huajun 15+6reb+1ast, Y.Wenbo 15+2reb+1ast, Z.Shu 4+2reb+1ast
Chongqing: W.Yang 31+3reb, K.Vladyslav 30+20reb+4ast, W.Xin 28+17reb+5ast, G.Yaoyang 21+7reb+3ast, C.Aubrey 18+5reb+4ast, L.Zongyuan 0
gschID: 548490


Dongbu - Beijing 72-101

Bottom-ranked Dongbu is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their seventh consecutive match to tenth ranked Beijing (3-4) 101-72. The game without a history. Beijing led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Dongbu's 36. They outrebounded Dongbu 50-34 including a 36-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. American center Michael Holyfield (211-92, college: Sam Houston St.) fired a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 27 rebounds for the winners. Chentao Zhang chipped in 8 points and 6 assists. Point guard Tujun Shen (185-92) produced 16 points and 4 assists and guard Qin Yang (195-88) added 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Beijing maintains tenth place with 3-4 record, which they share with Hebei X. and Chongqing. Dongbu at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. Beijing's next round opponent will be higher ranked Hunan (#8) in Changsha and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Dongbu will play on the road against Anhui (#6) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Dongbu: S.Tujun 16+4reb+4ast, S.Boyin 14+3reb+2ast, Y.Qin 10+5reb+4ast, J.Yi 8+4reb, S.Shengyue 7+7reb+3ast, Z.MengLong 7+1reb
Beijing: H.Michael 35+27reb, Z.Wei 12+2reb+2ast, L.Ziming 11+1reb, Z.Shuai 10+1reb, L.Yunan 10+2reb+1ast, Z.Chentao 8+2reb+6ast
gschID: 548494


Guizhou - Shaanxi W. 127-123

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Shaanxi W. (4-3) against fifth ranked Guizhou (5-2) on Sunday night. Visiting Shaanxi W. was defeated by Guizhou in a tough game in Guizhou 123-127. It was a key game for the top position in the league. It was an exceptional evening for Central African-American power forward James Mays (206-86, college: Clemson) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 37 points (!!!) and 20 rebounds. American point guard Mark Lyons (185-89, college: Arizona, agency: Higher Vision Sports) accounted for 35 points (!!!) and 6 assists for the winning side. American guard Von Wafer (196-85, college: Florida St.) came up with a double-double by scoring 50 points (!!!), 10 rebounds and 6 assists and the other American import forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) added 39 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds respectively for Shaanxi W. in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Guizhou keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Henan and Fujian. Loser Shaanxi W. dropped to the fourth place with three games lost. They share the position with 5 other teams. Guizhou will meet at home Hebei X. (#12) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Shaanxi W. will play against the league's leader Fujian (#1) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Shaanxi W.: W.Von 50+10reb+6ast, G.Charles 39+16reb+1ast, Y.XiaoHang 10+2reb, B.Jiguang 10+4reb+3ast, S.Heyu 7+5reb, J.JunQi 3+5reb+1ast
Guizhou: M.James 37+20reb+1ast, L.Mark 35+1reb+6ast, L.MingHao 25+10reb+3ast, S.Rongxiao 12+7reb+1ast, Z.MingHao 6+2reb, Z.Zihua 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 548488





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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 22: Cimarrones beat Academia in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News

Host teams show no mercy winning all games.

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Quibdo-Choco. Third ranked Cimarrones faced their biggest opponent Academia. Host Cimarrones (11-7) defeated guests from Montana (13-9) 70-53. Venezuelan Jose Rodriguez (197-94) fired a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Amir Carraway (198-91, college: Chico St.) chipped in 8 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. The former international power forward Divier Perez (201-89) produced 9 points and 10 rebounds for lost side. Cimarrones maintains third position with 11-7 record having ten points less than leader Fast Break. Defending champion Academia keeps the second place with nine games lost. Cimarrones will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Academia will play at home against Piratas and is hoping to win this game.
Leader Fast Break delivered the nineteenth victory. This time they beat 8th ranked Patriotas (5-17) 85-78 in Bogota. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Michael Sneed (196-82, college: Texas Southern) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points and 13 rebounds. Stalin Ortiz contributed with 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Fast Break's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Antonio Bivins (198-92, college: Mass.-Lowell) replied with 22 points and 8 rebounds for Patriotas. Fast Break (19-1) have an impressive 19-game winning streak. Newly promoted Fast Break maintains first position. Patriotas lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 17 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
The game in Bogota was also quite interesting. One of their biggest challengers Sabios (9-13) played at the court of seventh ranked Piratas (9-13). Piratas managed to secure a 6-point victory 89-83 on Sunday. Brandon Givens had a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!), 13 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners. At the losing side Ashton Smith responded with 32 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Piratas have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with defeated Sabios. Piratas will meet league's second-placed Academia in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Sabios will have a break next round.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Cundinamarca. Local Condores (10-12) outscored 7th ranked Caciques (8-12) 92-67. Ryan McCoy notched 25 points, 6 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. Condores maintains fourth position with 10-12 record. Caciques lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 12 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

Cimarrones - Academia 70-53

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Quibdo-Choco. Third ranked Cimarrones faced their biggest opponent Academia. Host Cimarrones (11-7) defeated guests from Montana (13-9) 70-53. Venezuelan Jose Rodriguez (197-94) fired a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Amir Carraway (198-91, college: Chico St.) chipped in 8 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. The former international power forward Divier Perez (201-89) produced 9 points and 10 rebounds and Andres Trespalacios added 12 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Cimarrones maintains third position with 11-7 record having ten points less than leader Fast Break. Defending champion Academia keeps the second place with nine games lost. Cimarrones will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Academia will play at home against Piratas and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Cimarrones: J.Rodriguez 24+11reb+3ast, E.Renteria 11+3reb+2ast, J.Hernandez 10+6reb, E.Moreno 8+8reb+4ast, A.Carraway 8+11reb+7ast, S.Mosquera 5+3ast
Academia: A.Trespalacios 12+6reb, S.Granados 11+1reb+2ast, D.Perez 9+10reb+2ast, O.Balbuena 9+3reb+2ast, T.Murray 7+8reb+3ast, J.Fajardo 4+1reb
gschID: 547273


Piratas - Sabios 89-83

The game in Bogota was also quite interesting. One of their biggest challengers Sabios (9-13) played at the court of seventh ranked Piratas (9-13). Piratas managed to secure a 6-point victory 89-83 on Sunday. Piratas forced 21 Sabios turnovers. American guard Brandon Givens (198-87, college: NC-Wesleyan) had a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!), 13 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the former international power forward Jairo Mendoza (203-85, college: New Orleans) chipped in 13 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists during the contest. Givens is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the losing side Canadian guard Ashton Smith (187-89, college: Indiana, PA) responded with 32 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals and forward John Velez (202-83, college: TCU) scored 22 points and 9 rebounds. Piratas have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with defeated Sabios. Piratas will meet league's second-placed Academia in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Sabios will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Piratas: B.Givens 36+13reb+4ast, J.Mendoza 13+7reb+6ast, N.Lozano 11+6reb, D.Hernandez 9+1reb+4ast, J.Medina 8+3reb+4ast, E.Romero 6+3reb+2ast
Sabios: A.Smith 32+8reb+6ast, J.Velez 22+9reb+1ast, S.Betancur 14+2reb+1ast, R.Rivera 6+2reb, M.Garces 3+1reb, L.Blandon 2+5reb+2ast
gschID: 547274


Fast Break - Aguilas 85-78

Leader Fast Break delivered the nineteenth victory. This time they beat 8th ranked Patriotas (5-17) 85-78 in Bogota. They outrebounded Patriotas 50-30 including a 36-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Michael Sneed (196-82, college: Texas Southern) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points and 13 rebounds. The former international guard Stalin Ortiz (190-81, college: Valparaiso) contributed with 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Sneed is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Fast Break's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Antonio Bivins (198-92, college: Mass.-Lowell) replied with 22 points and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import swingman Robert Crawford (201-90, college: Cent.Arkansas) added 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Patriotas. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Fast Break (19-1) have an impressive 19-game winning streak. Newly promoted Fast Break maintains first position. Patriotas lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 17 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Fast Break: M.Sneed 29+13reb+1ast, H.Uhegwu 15+3reb+3ast, S.Ortiz 13+9reb+1ast, D.Crockrell 12+5reb+3ast, L.Salazar 6+2reb+1ast, M.Hinestroza Javes 4+10reb+1ast
Aguilas: A.Bivins 22+8reb+1ast, F.Sandidge 18+5reb+4ast, R.Crawford 16+8reb+5ast, J.Velandia 10+1reb+3ast, O.Fonseca 8+3reb+2ast, J.Pardo 2+4reb
gschID: 547272


Condores - Caciques 92-67

The game with biggest result difference took place in Cundinamarca. Local Condores (10-12) outscored 7th ranked Caciques (8-12) 92-67. Condores players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. American point guard Ryan McCoy (183-87, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Haylett Sports) notched 25 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort and international forward Luis Almanza (196-91) supported him with 17 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Five Condores players scored in double figures. Even 17 points and 5 rebounds by naturalized Venezuelan point guard Fernando Lucena (185-86) did not help to save the game for Caciques. Salvadorean David Reyes added 9 points and 6 assists for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Condores maintains fourth position with 10-12 record. Caciques lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 12 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Condores: R.McCoy 25+6reb+5ast, E.Torres 18+9reb+4ast, L.Roberson 18+4reb+3ast, L.Almanza 17+13reb+5ast, H.Diaz 14+7reb+2ast, J.Acevedo 0+3reb+3ast
Caciques: F.Lucena 17+5reb+2ast, D.Reyes 9+2reb+6ast, B.Provost 9+5reb+1ast, F.Asprilla 8+8reb, M.Parra 6+2reb, M.Story 6+3reb
gschID: 547271





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Dwight Hardy joins Galatasaray - by Eurobasket News

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (BSL) agreed terms with 30-year old American (has also Congolese passport) shooting guard Dwight Hardy (188-89kg-87, college: St.John's) from Trabzonspor. Hardy has played there for the last three years. In 30 BSL games in Turkey he had 14.7ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.7apg and 1.1spg last season.
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 Hardy played in the final of EuroChallenge in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Honorable Mention in 2016.
Hardy has played also professionally in Italy (The Flexx Pistoia, Scandone Avellino, Basket Barcellona and Virtus Bologna).
He attended St. John's University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.
On Hardy: A talented guard with great scoring skills and the typical personality of the NY players. Loves to shot and can earn lots of fouls, in his first professional season he showed a great leadership and team mentality that could grant him a bright career.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Starwings ink Petar Babic, ex Zabok - by Luca Maffioli

Starwings Basket Regio Basel (LNA) signed 32-year old Croatian ex-international guard Petar Babic (190-85). He played last season at KK Zabok in Croatian A1 league. In 12 games he had 7.2ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.8apg and 1.8spg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Babic spent at BC Raiffeisen Flyers Wels in Austrian A Bundesliga where in 30 games he recorded 5.8ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.9apg. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Babic also played that season for KK Zaprude (A2) in Croatian league. In 30 games he averaged 5.8ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.9apg.
Babic won Croatian A1 League championship title in 2011.
He was also a member of Croatian international program for some years. Babic played for Croatian Senior National Team back in 2007 and previously for U20 National Team in 2005.
He represented Croatia at the Mediterranean Games eight years ago.
Babic has played also professionally in Romania (Craiova), Slovakia (Inter Bratislava) and Croatia (KK Zagreb and Rudes).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Croatian U20 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Croatian U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Roko Badzim
Badzim
Luka Barisic
Barisic
Josip Barnjak
Barnjak
Leo Cizmic
Cizmic
Mateo Colak
Colak
#e#5
Roko Badzim 197-G-97 Un.Olimpija Slovenia
Luka Barisic 206-SF-98 Mladost ZG Croatia
Josip Barnjak 190-G/F-98 Kvarner 2010 Croatia
Leo Cizmic 206-F-98 Moron Spain
Mateo Colak 206-C/F-98 Siroki Primorka Bosnia
Tomislav Cvitkovic 206-SG-98 Rudes Croatia
Petar Dubelj 178-PG-97 Skrljevo Croatia
Roko Galic 197-F-97 KK Split Croatia
Mate Kalajzic 187-PG-98 KK Split Croatia
Franko Kalpic 197-G-97 Kvarner 2010 Croatia
Luka Kotrulja 196-F-98 Oostende Belgium
Kresimir Ljubicic 210-C-98 Cibona Croatia
Mate Mandic 197-SG-98 Cibona Croatia
Ante Martinac 193-SG-98 Cibona Croatia
Lovro Mazalin 204-SF-97 Zaragoza Spain
Pavao Paic 205-F/C-98 GKK Sibenik Croatia
Ivan Perkovic 198-F-97 Jolly JBS Croatia
Toni Perkovic 189-G-98 Mladost ZG Croatia
Danijel Prsa 204-F-98 Cibona Croatia
Kresimir Radovcic 195-PG-97 GKK Sibenik Croatia
Emil Savic 200-SG-98 Valencia II Spain
Ivan Svalina 196-G-97 Alkar Sinj Croatia
Karlo Uljarevic 190-PG-98 Cibona Croatia
Domagoj Vrkic 204-PF-97 Alkar Sinj Croatia




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Czech Republic U20 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Czech Republic U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Theodor Dlugos
Dlugos
David Jelinek
Jelinek
Martin Kolar
Kolar
Michal Kozak
Kozak
Martin Nabelek
Nabelek
#e#5
Lukas Bukovjan 185-G-98 Ostrava Czech Republic
Theodor Dlugos 183-PG-97 J.Hradec Czech Republic
Adam Goga 196-F/G-97 Prostejov Czech Republic
David Jelinek 203-F-97 Northwood USA
Martin Kolar 194-SF-98 Nymburk B Czech Republic
Michal Kozak 204-PF-98 Weber St. USA
Martin Nabelek 176-PG-98 Prostejov Czech Republic
Vojtech Novak 205-C-97 J.Hradec Czech Republic
Martin Roub 206-C-97 BK Pardubice Czech Republic
Ondrej Sehnal 183-PG-97 USK Praha B Czech Republic
Jakub Tuma 192-G-98 USK Praha B Czech Republic
Frantisek Vana 192-G/F-98 Prostejov Czech Republic

Petr Czudek Head Coach BK Opava Czech Republic
Ladislav Sokolovsky Assistant



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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 .20.7 
 4. Guzman, Soles SD20.5 
 5. Bailey, Reales LV19.5 
 6. Santana, Titanes .19.2 
 7. Glenn, Metros S.18.6 
 8. Gaines, Metros S.18.1 
 9. Miller, Leones SD17.7 
 10. Freeman, Caner.17.2 
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.8.9 
 4. Santana, Titanes .8.6 
 5. Vargas, Metros S.7.7 
 6. Rhett, Leones SD7.7 
 7. Gilder, Caneros LR7.2 
 8. Hall, Soles SD6.9 
 9. Glenn, Metros S.6.7 
 10. Evangelista, Caner.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Juan CORONADO
  Reales LV
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Coronado, Reales LV6.9 
 2. De-Leon, Metros S.5.6 
 3. Soliman, Caner.5.4 
 4. Miller, Leones SD5.3 
 5. Suero, Indios SFM5.3 
 6. Fortuna, Leones SD3.8 
 7. Suero, Indios SFM3.7 
 8. Glenn, Metros S.3.6 
 9. Rhett, Leones SD3.6 
 10. Ruiz, Soles SD3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Elpidio FORTUNA
  Leones SD
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Fortuna, Leones SD2.1 
 2. Suero, Indios SFM2.0 
 3. Rose, Huracanes PP1.7 
 4. Beidler, Huracane.1.7 
 5. Valdez, Huracane.1.7 
 6. Suero, Indios SFM1.6 
 7. De-Leon, Metros S.1.5 
 8. Santana, Titanes .1.3 
 9. Gilder, Caneros LR1.3 
 10. Coronado, Reales LV1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Angel NUNEZ
  Metros S.
  (203-F-91)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Nunez, Metros S.1.5 
 2. Evangelista, Caner.1.5 
 3. Okosun, Reales LV1.3 
 4. Vargas, Metros S.1.2 
 5. Shannon, Indios S.1.1 
 6. Garcia, Indios SFM0.9 
 7. Santana, Titanes .0.9 
 8. Glenn, Metros S.0.8 
 9. Rose, Huracanes PP0.7 
 10. Suero, Indios SFM0.7 


Vaughn comes back to Indios de San Francisco, ex Gaiteros - by Eurobasket News

Indios de San Francisco (LNB) inked 29-year old American center Julian Vaughn (208-111kg-88, college: Georgetown). It is actually his comeback to San Francisco as he has played here before. Vaughn played most recently at Gaiteros in Venezuelan LPB league. He managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 6 LPB games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.3ppg, 7.2rpg and 2.0bpg. Vaughn also played that season for Stelmet in Polish PLK. The team played in three different competitions that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 18 PLK games he averaged 7.1ppg and 3.5rpg. Vaughn helped them to make it to the Supercup final. He also played 1 game in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 4 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 3 blocks. Vaughn also played 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 5.1ppg and 3.9rpg.
Among other achievements Vaughn won Czech Republic League championship title in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League All-Defensive Team award back in 2013.
Vaughn is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Vaughn has played previously professionally in Belgium (Antwerp Giants), Dominican Rep., Greece (PAOK Thessaloniki and KAO Dramas), Cyprus (Keravnos) and Czech Republic (CEZ Nymburk).
He attended Georgetown University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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





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Thomas van der Mars agreed terms with Kalev/Cramo - by Janar

Defending champion BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn (Alexela KML) inked 27-year old Dutch international center Thomas van der Mars (208-107kg-90, college: Portland). He played most recently at AVIS UTILITAS Rapla (Alexela KML). In 38 games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 15.4ppg and had 12.3rpg (leader !!!) and 1.1apg last season. van der Mars helped them to make it to the final. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Center of the Year. van der Mars also played 14 games in Baltic League where he recorded very remarkable stats: 17.6ppg and 11.4rpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League Player of the Year, Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League European Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season van der Mars played at Enosi Kalathosfairisis Kavalas in Greek A2. In 14 games he averaged 3.4ppg and 3.9rpg.
van der Mars has been also a member of Dutch international program for some years. He has regularly played for Dutch senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2010.
van der Mars represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 4.0ppg, 4.0rpg.
van der Mars has played also professionally in Spain (Canarias Basketball Academy).
He attended University of Portland until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Dwight Hardy joins Galatasaray - by Eurobasket News

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (BSL) agreed terms with 30-year old American (has also Congolese passport) shooting guard Dwight Hardy (188-89kg-87, college: St.John's) from Trabzonspor. Hardy has played there for the last three years. In 30 BSL games in Turkey he had 14.7ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.7apg and 1.1spg last season.
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 Hardy played in the final of EuroChallenge in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Honorable Mention in 2016.
Hardy has played also professionally in Italy (The Flexx Pistoia, Scandone Avellino, Basket Barcellona and Virtus Bologna).
He attended St. John's University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.
On Hardy: A talented guard with great scoring skills and the typical personality of the NY players. Loves to shot and can earn lots of fouls, in his first professional season he showed a great leadership and team mentality that could grant him a bright career.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sergeev comes back to Unics - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old point guard Pavel Sergeev (185-96kg-87, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). It is actually his comeback to Unics Kazan as he has played here before. Sergeev played most recently at Zenit (VTB). In 15 Eurocup games he recorded 4.4ppg and 1.8apg last season. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. Sergeev also played 29 games in VTB United League where he averaged 4.7ppg and 1.1apg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Sergeev played at Enisey. In 18 FIBA Europe Cup games he had 4.3ppg, 1.0rpg and 1.8apg. He contributed to his team making it to the FIBA Europe Cup Final Four. Sergeev also played 29 games in VTB United League where he got 5.6ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.7apg.
Sergeev's team won Russian Cup in 2014.
He was a member of Russian U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
Sergeev has played previously for two other teams: Spartak St.Petersburg and COP Kondrashina-Belova St.Petersburg.

Unics Kazan roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forward:
Vladislav Trushkin

Coach: Dimitris Priftis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kulagin may be back at Zenit - by Eurobasket News

Zenit Saint Petersburg (VTB) is close to sign 25-year old international swingman Dmitrii Kulagin (197-89kg-92, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) who played last time at CSKA Moscow. It will actually be his comeback to Zenit as he has played here before. In 17 Euroleague games he recorded 3.9ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.2apg last season. Kulagin helped them to make it to the Euroleague Final Four. He also played 25 games in VTB United League where he averaged 8.2ppg, 1.9rpg and 2.6apg. Kulagin contributed to his team winning the VTB United League championship.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Co-Young Player of the Year back in 2014.
Kulagin has been also a member of Russian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Russian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Kulagin also represented Russia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 11.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.0apg, FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 69.2%.
Kulagin has played previously for three other teams: Krasnie Krilya, BC Nizhny Novgorod and Zenit 2.
The scouts decsribe him following way: One of the brightest young talents in Russia, he has a great scoring ability, even in clutch moments. Also, he plays well at the defensive end, confirming his winning personality.

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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Marcus Eriksson agreed terms with Gran Canaria - by Eurobasket News

Herbalife Gran Canaria (Liga Endesa) inked 24-year old Swedish international shooting guard Marcus Eriksson (201-87kg-93). He has played for the last three years at FC Barcelona in the Liga Endesa. In 32 games he recorded 6.8ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.0apg last season. Eriksson helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. Eriksson also played 21 games in Euroleague where he averaged just 2.1ppg and 1.3rpg.
Two years ago he was drafted by Atlanta Hawks (NBA) in second round (50th overall).
Among other achievements Eriksson's team won Spanish Liga Endesa Supercup in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 2nd Team award back in 2012 and 2013.
Eriksson was also a member of Swedish international program for some years. He played for Swedish Senior National Team between 2012 and 2013 and previously for U18 National Team between 2009 and 2011.
Eriksson also represented Sweden at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago.
He has played also professionally in Italy and Sweden (KFUM Uppsala).

Herbalife Gran Canaria roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Albert Oliver
Xavier Rabaseda
DJ Seeley
Marcus Eriksson

Forwards:
Eulis Baez
Pablo Aguilar
Shaquielle McKissic

Centers:
Ondrej Balvin
Anzejs Pasecniks
Luke Fischer

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sasu Salin signs at Unicaja - by Eurobasket News

Unicaja Malaga (Liga Endesa) landed 26-year old Finn international guard Sasu Salin (191-91). He has played for the last two years at Gran Canaria in the Liga Endesa. In 33 games he averaged 6.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.0apg last season. Salin helped them to win the Supercup. He also played 16 games in Eurocup where he had 9.3ppg and 1.4rpg. Salin contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com Slovenian League All-Defensive Team award back in 2012 and 2014.
Salin has been also a member of Finnish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Finnish senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Salin also represented Finland at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 13.2ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.8apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 38.5%, FT: 83.3%.
Salin has played previously professionally in Finland (Espoo Honka and Tapiolan Honka) and Slovenia (Un.Olimpija).
His game is described as: A great shooter from outside, has also quick legs and arms to defend well on the perimeter. Has yet upside at the SG position.

Unicaja Malaga roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dragan Milosavljevic
Nemanja Nedovic
Sasu Salin
Alberto Diaz

Forwards:
Carlos Suarez
Jeffrey Brooks
Daniel Diez

Center:
Giorgi Shermadini

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Thanasis Antetokounmpo (ex Andorra) agreed terms with Panathinaikos - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Panathinaikos Athens (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old Greek international forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo (199-98kg-92). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Nigerian passport. Antetokounmpo played most recently at MoraBanc Andorra in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 33 games he recorded 7.8ppg and 3.8rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Antetokounmpo was tested by the Knicks in NBA where in two games he averaged 3.0ppg.
In 2013 Antetokounmpo was drafted by Delaware 87ers (D-League) in first round (9th overall).
Among other achievements he won Greek C Division (South-Group 2) championship title in 2011. Antetokounmpo received also Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 Newcomer of the Year award back in 2013.
He has been also a member of Greek international program for some years. Antetokounmpo has regularly played for Greek senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team in 2012.
He represented Greece at the Won the Championship with Filathlitikos in 2010 seven years ago.
Antetokounmpo has played also professionally in NBA G League (Westchester Knicks).
The scouts decsribe him following way: (By Chris Mammides, 2010)
Thanasis is a talented and dynamic combo forward with immense physical abilities. Thanasis can play in both small and power forward position without any problem; he is very good at both positions. He has great potential and he has all the abilities to gain a lot of experiences in a tougher league such as the one in the C' Division. Thanasis has very good shooting percentages from the parameter and also quite decent from the arc too. He can handle the ball with both hands and possesses tremendous vision and really mature leadership skills. He's improving his quarterbacking skills year by year, but remains above all a great offensive treat. Needs to improve his defense and his identity in the court as due to his body he may soon transfer into a great power forward or even a short and solid center as in the age of 17 he can gain at least another 1-2 inches
.

Panathinaikos Athens roster for 2017-2018:

James Gist
Ian Vougioukas
K.C. Rivers
Nikos Pappas
Chris Singleton
Nick Calathes
Kenny Gabriel
Thanasis Antetokounmpo
Eleftherios Bochoridis
Lukas Lekavicius
Vasileios Charalampopoulos
Zach Auguste
Michail Lountzis
Marios Tsellos
Karolos Alvertis
Giannis Hatziveroglou
Vassilis Staurakoukas
Athanasios Amvrazis
Efstratios Politopoulos

Coach: Xavier Pascual

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Thanasis Antetokounmpo (ex Andorra) may agree terms with Panathinaikos - by Eurobasket News

Panathinaikos Athens (A1) is close to ink 25-year old Greek international forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo (199-98kg-92) who played last time at MoraBanc Andorra in Spain. He has a double citizenship as he also holds Nigerian passport. In 33 Liga Endesa games he averaged 7.8ppg and 3.8rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Antetokounmpo was tested by the Knicks in NBA where in two games he had 3.0ppg.
In 2013 Antetokounmpo was drafted by Delaware 87ers (D-League) in first round (9th overall).
Among other achievements he won Greek C Division (South-Group 2) championship title in 2011. Antetokounmpo received also Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 Newcomer of the Year award back in 2013.
He has been also a member of Greek international program for some years. Antetokounmpo has regularly played for Greek senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team in 2012.
He represented Greece at the Won the Championship with Filathlitikos in 2010 seven years ago.
Antetokounmpo has played also professionally in NBA G League (Westchester Knicks).
His game is described as: (By Chris Mammides, 2010)
Thanasis is a talented and dynamic combo forward with immense physical abilities. Thanasis can play in both small and power forward position without any problem; he is very good at both positions. He has great potential and he has all the abilities to gain a lot of experiences in a tougher league such as the one in the C' Division. Thanasis has very good shooting percentages from the parameter and also quite decent from the arc too. He can handle the ball with both hands and possesses tremendous vision and really mature leadership skills. He's improving his quarterbacking skills year by year, but remains above all a great offensive treat. Needs to improve his defense and his identity in the court as due to his body he may soon transfer into a great power forward or even a short and solid center as in the age of 17 he can gain at least another 1-2 inches
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Panathinaikos Athens roster for 2017-2018:

James Gist
Ian Vougioukas
K.C. Rivers
Nikos Pappas
Chris Singleton
Nick Calathes
Kenny Gabriel
Eleftherios Bochoridis
Lukas Lekavicius
Vasileios Charalampopoulos
Zach Auguste
Michail Lountzis
Marios Tsellos
Karolos Alvertis
Giannis Hatziveroglou
Vassilis Staurakoukas
Athanasios Amvrazis
Efstratios Politopoulos

Coach: Xavier Pascual

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EA7 Armani inks Patric Young, ex Olympiacos - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) signed 25-year old American center Patric Young (208-109kg-92, college: Florida). He has played for the last two seasons at Olympiacos in Greek A1 league. In 28 games he had 5.0ppg and 2.9rpg last season. Young helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Young also played 30 games in Euroleague where he recorded just 2.8ppg and 2.4rpg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Young was voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Center of the Year in 2015.
He represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Latvia six years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 9.7ppg, 6.8rpg, FGP-2 (72.0%), FT: 44.1%.
Young has played previously professionally in NBA (New Orleans Pelicans) and Turkey (Galatasaray).
He attended University of Florida until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
Young could be described: An effective low-post defender who is an impressive-looking big man with the potential to become a dominant frontcourt player with his build, intimidating style of play and above the rim approach.

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dairis Bertans
Andrew Goudelock

Forwards:
Vladimir Micov
Amath M'Baye

Centers:
Patric Young
Kaleb Tarczewski

Coach: Simone Pianigiani

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @Euroleague)

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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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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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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FIBA OCEANIA U17  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kody STATTMANN
  AUS
  (194-F/G-0)
  Avg: 33
 1. Stattmann, AUS33.0 
 2. Krause, AUS31.0 
 3. Tautau, SAM25.0 
 4. Aiono, SAM24.0 
 5. Diaz, GUM22.0 
 6. Arapoc, GUM22.0 
 7. Macdonald, AUS21.0 
 8. de-Geest, NZL21.0 
 9. Ape, SAM19.0 
 10. Grape, GUM18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Clarke AIONO
  SAM
  (187-F-1)
  Avg: 14
 1. Aiono, SAM14.0 
 2. Tautau, SAM13.0 
 3. de-Geest, NZL10.0 
 4. Higgins, NZL9.0 
 5. Tisalona, GUM9.0 
 6. Froling, AUS8.0 
 7. Simon, GUM8.0 
 8. White, GUM8.0 
 9. Flavell, NZL7.0 
 10. Talamaivao, SAM7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Sean MACDONALD
  AUS
  (185-G-0)
  Avg: 9
 1. Macdonald, AUS9.0 
 2. Robertson, AUS8.0 
 3. Hirawani, SAM8.0 
 4. Grape, GUM7.0 
 5. Simon, GUM6.0 
 6. Ape, SAM6.0 
 7. Calvo, GUM6.0 
 8. Lee, AUS6.0 
 9. Hettig, SAM6.0 
 10. Bowen, AUS5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Nathaniel ARAPOC
  GUM
  (180-PG-0)
  Avg: 9
 1. Arapoc, GUM9.0 
 2. Simon, GUM8.0 
 3. Bowen, AUS8.0 
 4. Ape, SAM8.0 
 5. Hirawani, SAM6.0 
 6. Froling, AUS6.0 
 7. Macdonald, AUS5.0 
 8. Calvo, GUM5.0 
 9. Krause, AUS4.0 
 10. White, GUM4.0 
Blocks Per Game
 JT TIMARONG
  PLW
  (--0)
  Avg: 3
 1. Timarong, PLW3.0 
 2. Vincento, SAM3.0 
 3. Ililau, PLW2.0 
 4. Ape, SAM2.0 
 5. Talamaivao, SAM2.0 
 6. Higgins, NZL1.0 
 7. Luapo, SAM1.0 
 8. Dalton, AUS1.0 
 9. Oswald, NZL1.0 
 10. Faamausili, NZL1.0 


Results and Stats from Day 1 in Guam - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Marshall Islands - Guam 34-151
Guam left no chance for Marshall Islands in the opener. The hosts dominated from start to finish to record a well-deserved win. Eight players scored in double digits for Guam. Nathaniel Arapoc (180-PG-00) and Lawrence Tisalona notched 22 points each in the victory. Guam claimed a 77:21 halftime lead. They poured in 74 points in the second half to cruise to the win. Gabriel Simon (182-PG-00) and Alschea Grape (172-PG-00) tossed in 18 points each for the winners. Justin Stovall (165-G-00) responded with 8 points for Marshall Islands.

New Zealand - Tahiti 106-36
New Zealand eased past Tahiti at the start of the championship. Max de Geest (183-G-00) produced 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Kiwis. New Zealand piled up a 52:20 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the win. Tom Higgins (196-F-00) delivered 14 points and 9 caroms in the victory. Rirava Sarciaux (184-SF-00) responded with 8 points for Tahiti.

Group B
Palau - Samoa 48-126
Samoa outgunned Palau to start their Oceania Championship campaign. Tumau Tautau (195-F/G-00) tallied 25 points and 13 boards to pace the winners. Samoa enjoyed a 60:22 halftime lead. They went on a 40:16 run in the third term to build an unassailable lead. Clarke Aiono (187-F-01) had 24 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Garnett Sungino (01) responded with 12 points for Palau.

Australia - New Caledonia 155-32
Australia unloaded 155 points en route to a stunning victory over New Caledonia. Kody Stattmann (194-F/G-00) accounted for 33 points for the Crocs. Australia fired 49 points in the first period to clear off for good. Aiden Krause (193-F/G-00) provided 31 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the victory. Florian Patche (182-PG-00) responded with 10 points for New Caledonia.




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  FINLAND  


Helsinki Seagulls keep Niskanen for another season - by Eurobasket News

Helsinki Seagulls (Korisliiga) re-signed 31-year old guard Antti Niskanen (188-85kg-86). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 44 Korisliiga games he averaged just 2.8ppg and 1.6rpg last season. Niskanen helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Finnish Cup final in 2009 and 2011.
Niskanen has played previously for two other teams: RU/ToPo and Namika Lr.

Helsinki Seagulls roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Antti Niskanen
Sakari Laakso
Jyri Eboreime

Forward:
Jesper Granlund

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lahti keeps Barlund for another season - by Eurobasket News

Lahti Basketball (1st Division) re-signed 19-year old power forward Robert Barlund (202-98). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 27 1st Division games he averaged just 2.5ppg and 1.9rpg last season. Barlund helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final.
He won Finnish 1st Division Division B championship title in 2016.
Barlund represented Finland at the European Championships U18 in Samsun (Turkey) last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 2.8ppg, 2.2rpg.
Barlund has played previously for Namika Lahti.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sasu Salin signs at Unicaja - by Eurobasket News

Unicaja Malaga (Liga Endesa) landed 26-year old Finn international guard Sasu Salin (191-91). He has played for the last two years at Gran Canaria in the Liga Endesa. In 33 games he averaged 6.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.0apg last season. Salin helped them to win the Supercup. He also played 16 games in Eurocup where he had 9.3ppg and 1.4rpg. Salin contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com Slovenian League All-Defensive Team award back in 2012 and 2014.
Salin has been also a member of Finnish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Finnish senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Salin also represented Finland at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 13.2ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.8apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 38.5%, FT: 83.3%.
Salin has played previously professionally in Finland (Espoo Honka and Tapiolan Honka) and Slovenia (Un.Olimpija).
His game is described as: A great shooter from outside, has also quick legs and arms to defend well on the perimeter. Has yet upside at the SG position.

Unicaja Malaga roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dragan Milosavljevic
Nemanja Nedovic
Sasu Salin
Alberto Diaz

Forwards:
Carlos Suarez
Jeffrey Brooks
Daniel Diez

Center:
Giorgi Shermadini

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FRANCE  


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

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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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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sakarya BSB inks Moustapha Fall, ex Chalon - by Eurobasket News

Sakarya Buyuksehir Basketbol (TBL) agreed terms with 25-year old French international center Moustapha Fall (218-92). He played last season at ES Chalon-Sur-Saone in French ProA. In 45 games he had 11.5ppg, 8.3rpg (#4 in the league), 2.4apg and 2.0bpg. Fall 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 Player of the Year, Domestic Player of the Year and Center of the Year. Fall also played 20 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 10.5ppg, 8.0rpg, 2.6apg and 1.8bpg. 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 European Player of the Year, Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup Defensive Player of the Year and Center of the Year.
The previous (15-16) season Fall played at Olympique Antibes (also in ProA). In 27 games he averaged 10.9ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.5bpg. And one more great season too as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention.
Fall has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He also represented France at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.3ppg, 5.3rpg, Blocks-5 (1.7bpg), FGP-2 (76.2%), FT: 60.0%.
Fall has played previously professionally also in Italy and France (Monaco and Poitiers).

Sakarya Buyuksehir Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Can Korkmaz
Lazeric Jones
Dogukan Sanli

Forwards:
Mehmet Ozdogan
Nikola Jankovic
Metecan Birsen

Center:
Moustapha Fall

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Vitre keeps Radulovic for another season - by Eurobasket News

Aurore de Vitre (NM1) re-signed experienced 34-year old Montenegrin center Aleksandar Radulovic (207-105kg-83). He played there last season. In 34 NM1 games he averaged 12.2ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.4apg.
The previous (15-16) season Radulovic played at Kozuv in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga where in 15 games he had 10.8ppg and 6.6rpg. He also played 6 games in Balkan League where he recorded 10.2ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.0spg. The other team Radulovic played that season for was Sopron KC in Hungarian A Division. In 9 games he got 5.8ppg and 4.4rpg. He also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got just 2.2ppg and 2.8rpg.
Radulovic has played also professionally in Bosnia (HKK Zrinjski HT Mostar), Romania (BC Timisoara) and Montenegro (Danilovgrad, Ulcinj, S.Centar and Teodo Tivat).
His game is described as: Aco is a true team leader, he can do it all, play as a power forward-center, lots of experience. He can shoot from outside and play in low post. Fantastic rebounder and shotblocker.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Monaco to sign Luc Loubaki - by Eurobasket News

AS Monaco Basket (ProA) will sign 20-year old guard Luc Loubaki (191-97). Loubaki has played in Entente Orleans 45 for the last three years. But in 18 ProA games he had just 1.4ppg last season.
Loubaki represented France at the European Championships U18 in Volos (Greece) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 10.9ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.2apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 54.0%, 3PT: 26.7%, FT: 55.6%.
Loubaki has played previously for CFBB.

AS Monaco Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dru Joyce
Gerald Robinson
Paul Lacombe
Billy Ouattara
Aaron Craft
Luc Loubaki

Forwards:
Amara Sy
Jordan Aboudou

Centers:
Elmedin Kikanovic
Bangaly Fofana

Coach: Zvezdan Mitrovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Spurs, Joffrey Lauvergne Agree To Deal - by Eurobasket News

The Spurs have reached a two-year contract agreement with free agent big man Joffrey Lauvergne (6'11''-PF-91, agency: BeoBasket), reports Shams Charania of The Vertical. The news comes on the heels of the Bulls withdrawing Lauvergne's qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent, which will allow him to sign outright with San Antonio. Lauvergne, a second-round pick in 2013, made his NBA debut for the Nuggets in 2014 and spent two years with the franchise before being sent to the Thunder in a trade last August. He was flipped again at this year's trade deadline, heading to Chicago as part of a trade package in a deal that saw Oklahoma City land Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott. Lauvergne, a 6'11' forward/center, looked like a player on the rise in 2015/16, averaging 7.9 PPG and 4.9 RPG with a .513 FG% in 59 games (17.6 MPG) for the Nuggets. However, he took a step backward last season. For the year, he recorded just 5.4 PPG and 3.6 RPG with a .440 FG% in 70 contests. Despite his very modest production for the Bulls down the stretch, Lauvergne initially received a qualifying offer worth about $2.14MM from the team, which made him a restricted free agent. However, Chicago apparently decided that the big man wasn't in the team's long-term plans, allowing him to reach the open market with no restrictions over the weekend. While details of the Spurs' agreement with Lauvergne aren't yet known, the club already used its full mid-level exception on Rudy Gay, leaving the $3.29MM bi-annual exception and the minimum salary exception for other free agents. San Antonio had been in need of some frontcourt depth, with Dewayne Dedmon, David Lee, and Pau Gasol all on the free agent market, though Gasol is expected to re-sign.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



Darius Tarvydas is a newcomer at Charleville - by Eurobasket News

Etoile Charleville-Mezieres (ProB) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Lithuanian forward Darius Tarvydas (200-97kg-91). He is not a newcomer in French League as he played most recently at SAP Vaucluse in the NM1. In 33 games he recorded 13.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.9apg and 1.0spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Tarvydas played at Lourdes Tarbes (also in NM1) where in 37 games he averaged impressive 15.1ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.4apg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 Honorable Mention.
Tarvydas won Lithuanian NKL championship title in 2014.
He represented Lithuania at the FIBA 3x3 World Championships in Moscow (Russia) three years ago.
Tarvydas has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Lietkabelis, Mazeikiai, Anyksciu, Citus and Statyba.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Darius is best known for his shooting accuracy which is his starting point in offense. Uses his shot well in transition and half court game. Leader in most of the teams he had played so far. Able to score decisive shots of the game. Athletic enough for a forward, though needs to improve his quickness and speed to play at wing position.

Etoile Charleville-Mezieres roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Steven Ricard
Alexandre Moisy
Lucas Dussoulier
Corentin Carne
William Mensah

Forwards:
Darius Tarvydas
Seraphin Saumont
Alexis Auburtin

Centers:
Valentin Mukuna
Darel Poirier

Coach: Alex Casimiri

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Motti re-signs at Blois - by Eurobasket News

ADA Blois Basket 41 (ProB) confirmed in their roster 23-year old center Julyan Motti (205-94). He played there last season. In 16 ProB games he recorded just 2.1ppg.
The previous (15-16) season Motti was tested by Saint Quentin.
He played in the final of French U21 Championships (Trophee du Futur) in 2013.
Motti has played previously for Gravelines Dunkerque.

ADA Blois Basket 41 roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Benjamin Monclar
Florian Thibedore
Charly Pontens
Ahmed Doumbia

Forwards:
Tyren Johnson
Assane Ndoye
Jonathan Fairell

Centers:
Drissa Ballo
Thomas Hieu-Courtois
Julyan Motti

Coach: Mickael Hay

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Evreux adds Sirutavicius to their roster, ex Juventus - by Eurobasket News

ALM Evreux Basket (ProB) added to their roster experienced 34-year old Lithuanian forward Gytis Sirutavicius (195-86kg-83). He played last season at Juventus in Lithuanian LKL league. In 33 games he recorded 9.8ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.6apg and 1.2spg. Sirutavicius also played 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 10.7ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.4apg and 1.4spg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Vytautas (also in LKL). In 31 games he had 10.2ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.7apg and 1.4spg. Sirutavicius also played 8 games in Baltic League where he got 14.9ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.3apg and 1.8spg (in top 3).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of Kazakhstan League in 2014. Sirutavicius was selected to Lithuanian League All-Star Game back in 2013.
He is quite experienced player. Sirutavicius' career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. Sirutavicius tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Hungary (Salgotarjani), Romania (Targu Mures), Ukraine (DniproAzot), Lithuania (Lietkabelis, Nevezis and P.Zvaigzdes) and Kazakhstan (Barsy Atyrau).

ALM Evreux Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Theo Leon
Caleb Walker
Xavier Moon
Thomas Dolomingo

Forwards:
Gytis Sirutavicius
Lamine Kante
Steeve Ho_You_Fat
Damien Bouquet
Kevin Lavieille

Centers:
Kevin Corre
Papa Beye
Ruphin Kayembe

Coach: Fabrice Lefrancois

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketeurope)

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Charleville lands Steven Ricard - by Eurobasket News

Etoile Charleville-Mezieres (ProB) tabbed 27-year old swingman Steven Ricard (200-90). He has played for the last two years at GET Vosges in the NM1. In 35 games he averaged 10.5ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1spg last season.
Ricard has played previously for three other teams: Lourdes Tarbes, Rueil and Charenton.

Etoile Charleville-Mezieres roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alexandre Moisy
Corentin Carne
William Mensah

Forwards:
Seraphin Saumont
Alexis Auburtin
Steven Ricard
Lucas Dussoulier

Centers:
Valentin Mukuna
Darel Poirier

Coach: Alex Casimiri

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Aaron Broussard (ex Provence Basket) joins MKS Dabrowa Gornicza - by Eurobasket News

MKS Dabrowa Gornicza (PLK) agreed terms with 27-year old American swingman Aaron Broussard (195-90, college: Seattle). He has played for the last three seasons at Provence Basket in French ProB. In 39 games he had 14.7ppg, 4.6rpg, 3.2apg and 1.4spg last season. Broussard helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-French ProB 2nd Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Icelandic League championship title in 2013. Broussard was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League Import Player of the Year back in 2013.
He has played previously professionally also in Iceland (Grindavik).
Broussard attended Seattle University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

MKS Dabrowa Gornicza roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Piotr Pamula
Patryk Wieczorek

Forwards:
Vitaliy Kovalenko
Michal Gabinski
Bartlomiej Woloszyn
Aaron Broussard
D.J. Shelton

Center:
Jakub Parzenski

Coach: Jacek Winnicki

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mega Bemax keeps Samardziski for another season - by Eurobasket News

BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica (KLS) re-signed 31-year old FYR Macedonian ex-international center Predrag Samardziski (215-110kg-86, agency: BeoBasket). He played there last season. In 14 KLS games he recorded 4.1ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.4apg. Samardziski helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 2 games in ABA League where he averaged just 2.5ppg and 2.0rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Samardziski played at Demir IBB in Turkish BSL. In 21 games he had 4.4ppg and 5.0rpg.
Among other achievements he won Macedonian League championship title in 2015. Samardziski received also Eurobasket.com All-Macedonian League 3rd Team award in 2015.
He represented FYR Macedonia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 7.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.2apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 44.1%, FT: 50.0%.
Samardziski is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Serbia (Partizan, Crvena Zvezda and BC Partizan NiS Beograd U19 team), Turkey (TED Kolejliler, Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi and Eskisehir Basket) and FYR Macedonia (MZT Skopje).
Samardziski's game is described as: A very skilled player, with good fundamentals, who is very versatile on the court (rebounds, passes, shooting from inside and outside) and who is expected to a solid delivery in any occasion;.

BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Rebic
Novak Music

Forward:
Andrija Marjanovic

Center:
Predrag Samardziski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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The Giessen 46ers Get Anthony Okao - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

EasyCredit BBL team Giessen 46ers have added Anthony Okao (210-PF-98) who comes to Giessen having played in the Regionalliga last season and reached the NBBL (U-19) final against FC Bayern Munich losing with the International Basketball Aacademy Munich. Okao is a 19 year old 2010cm center that last season put up solid stats with the MTSV Friendsfactory Schwabing (Regionalliga) playing 22 games averaging 6.3ppg, 4.4rpg, FGP: 52.6%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 45.8%. With Internationale Basketball Academy Munich (NBBL), he played 15 games averaging 8.7ppg, 8.5rpg, 1.2apg, 1.5bpg, 2PT: 48.2%, 3PT: 13.3%, FT: 51.6%. "We are happy that we could excite another German talent. He brings good physicality due to his size and stature. He is a presence on both ends of the court and now we have to form this raw diamond", stressed head coach Ingo Freyer.Okao will play with a double license suiting up with the Giessen Pro B team as well as BBL team.

Okao started his basketball career with the BBT Goettingen U17 team (JBBL). In the 2014-2015 season he played with ASC 46 Goettingen (Regionalliga) playing 5 games averaging 0.2ppg, 1.6rpg and played also for BBT Goettingen U19 team (NBBL). He played his last season with ASC 46 Goettingen (Regionalliga) in 2015-2016 playing 22 games averaging 7.4ppg, 4.9rpg, FGP: 51.1%, FT: 47.2%. "I am looking forward to this new challenge and am sure that I will have the best conditions to make the next step in my career. My decision for Giessen came, because I heard many good things about the place and coach. I want to thank the people in charge with Goettigen and Munich for a good education and development the last years. I also want to thank Robby Scheinberg and the whole IBAM organization, because without them, I wouldn't be where I am today", stressed Anthony Okao. Awards and acheievements in his basketball career have been Belgrade Adidas Next Generation Tournament (Qualifications to ANGT Finals) -15 (Semifinals): 4 games: 1.5ppg, 1.8rpg, NBBL All-Star Game -16
and German NBBL Finalist -17.

Source:Giessen 46ers









Josh Young Returns Back To Rasta Vechta - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

After helping Rasta Vechta move back up to the EasyCredit BBL in 2016, Joshua Young (185-G-88, college: Drake) will get a second chance to help the team move up again after playing in Nurnerberg last season. Young is a 29 year old 185cm combo guard that resides in Oaklahoma now will be going into his eighth season as a professional. He brings a season of Pro B experience, three years of BBL and three years of Pro A experience back to Vechta. Last season with the Nuernberg Falcons BC (Germany-ProA), he played15 games averaging 12.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.3apg, FGP: 61.2%, 3PT: 34.3%, FT: 75.0%. "We got a player with Josh that can shot and play defense well. He also is a great guy that knows the league and Rasta. He can attack the basket, score and always gives effort", stressed Joshua Young. Last season the American scored in double figures in 11 games including two 22 point games against Dresden and Hamburg.

Young started his basketball career in 2006 with Drake (NCAA) until 2010 playing a total of 137 games and as a senior played 32 games averaging 14.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.7apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 44.0%, 3PT: 35.8%, FT: 73.0%. He started his professional basketball career in 2010 with the Bayer Giants Leverkusen (Germany-ProB) playing 11 games averaging 26.7ppg, 6.4rpg, 3.0apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 45.2%, 3PT: 45.3%, FT: 79.0%. In 2011, he made the jump to the BBL with the Walter Tigers Tuebingen (Germany-1.Bundesliga) playing 34 games averaging 10.3ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.6apg, FGP: 52.5%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 76.0%. In the 2012-2013 season with Tuebingen he averaged 9.1ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 60.9%, 3PT: 34.5%, FT: 71.8%. In his last season with Tuebingen he played 29 games averaging 6.8ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 49.5%, 3PT: 26.3%, FT: 63.0%. In the 2014-2015 season he went to rent4office Nuernberg (Germany-ProA) playing 37 games averaging 13.8ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.4apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 56.9%, 3PT: 41.4%, FT: 73.0%. Two seasons ago he played for Rasta Vechta (Germany-ProA) playing 6 games averaging 4.7ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.7apg, 1.3spg. "I couldn't show so much the last time with Vechta. I am lucky that I have gotten another chance to play in front of these fantastic fans. I also want to thank the Nurnberg Falcons for giving me a chance last winter something that I will never forget", warned Josh Young.

Awards and achievements in Young's career have been MVC All-Freshman Team -07, MVC All-Newcomer Team -07, NABC Division I All-District 12 Second Team -08, MVC Regular Season Champion -08, MVC Tournament Winner -08, All-MVC 1st Team -08, 10, MVC All-Scholar-Athlete 1st Team -08
NABC Division I All-District 16 Second Team -09, All-MVC 2nd Team -09, MVC Scholar-Athlete 1st Team -09, NABC Division I All-District 16 1st Team -10
Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B 1st Team -11, Eurobasket.com German 2.Bundesliga Pro B All-Imports Team -11, New Zealand U18 National Team -12, Eurobasket.com German Bundesliga All-Newcomers Team -12, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Regular Season Runner-Up -15, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Semifinals -15, and Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Honorable Mention -15.

Source:Rasta Vechta








Andre Calvin (Artland Dragons) There Is No Need For Me To Go Out And Experiment New Things - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Andre Calvin (201-F-85, college: Drake) is a 32 year old 201cm forward from Michigan that is going into his ninth professional season and firs with the Artland Dragons. Last season he played for the Nuernberg Falcons BC (Germany-ProA) playing 28 games averaging 11.9ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 51.8%, 3PT: 35.4%, FT: 70.7%. In Germany he also played for teams like Erdgas Ehingen, BV Chemnitz and BG Karlsruhe. He made the jump to the BBL in 2015 with the Crailsheim Merlins (Germany-BBL) playing 27 games averaging 7.9ppg, 3.4rpg, FGP: 48.7%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 54.2%. In his first two professional seasons he played in Austria and Portugal. Prior to turning professional he played at Drake (NCAA) and as a senior played 32 games averaging 16.2ppg, 6.1rpg, FGP: 51.4%, 3Pts: 32.7%, FT: 67.5%. He spoke to eurobasket about basketball.

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

Thanks for the interview Miles. My summer has been great, got married and my son was born in late June.


Congrats on signing with the Artland Dragons. You have played in many nice gyms in Germany, but never in the Artland arena. How excited are you to be playing here and what have you heard about the atmosphere?


Thank you, I am excited to be able to play there after everything I have heard about Artland from former teammates. I heard that they're professional, the arena is always full, and the facilities are amazing.


You have been a very consistent performer in the Pro A averaging 12,5ppg and 6,5rpg in your five seasons. However you are going to the Artland Dragons who are in the Pro B. Are you taking a step back?

I don't think so, Artland has things to offer that some teams can't.

Was one of the main reasons why you signed with the Artland Dragons because of their very ambitious goals of wanting to reach the Pro A this season?

I have a family to think about now and I feel like they understood that. I feel like this could be a good situation for us all.


How excited are you to be working with a guy like Oregon native Florian Hartensten who had a long career in the BBL and recently watched his son Isaiah get drafted by the Houston Rockets?


I am excited, when I took a visit to Artland we talked about the situation there and what he expects this season.


Do you feel pressure like you have to perform above and beyond instead of only very good what you did in the Pro A?


No, coach told me what he expects from me this season and if I do that every game Ill be fine.


You will be coming to a team that will have the necessary strong parts to make a run for the playoffs. Will your experience and mentor qualities be something that will be one of your most strongest gifts that you will be able to give to the younger players?

I think so

You have been a solid and consistent scorer wherever you have played, but being that you are going down a level, do you see yourself possibly being that go to guy and would you be comfortable with that?

Coach has an idea on what he wants me to do out there. If I stick my role and win games. I am fine with that.


Do you feel like you might be able to incorporate other things in your game that you didn't necessarily had to show on other teams or will the fans see the regular Andre Calvin that we have always seen or a new kind of Andre Calvin?

There is no need for me to go out there and experiment new things, coach watched film and liked what he saw.


How content have you been with your outside shooting? In our last interview in 2013 you stated that that was a hidden strength in your game? After poor shooting seasons with BG Karlsruhe and BV Chemnitz, you were around 35% with Crailsheim and Nurnberg. Do you see yourself making another jump this season with your shot?

That is the goal this season, to be better than I was last season.

Two seasons ago you made the jump to the BBL with the Crailsheim Merlins (Germany-BBL) playing 27 games averaging 7.9ppg, 3.4rpg, FGP: 48.7%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 54.2%. The club had a horrible season, but what did you enjoy most about the whole experience?

My teammates, we had a good group of guys and I enjoyed being around all of them.


Even though you lost the game 90-85, will your 20 point game against Alba Berlin be one of your fondest memories in the BBL? What do you remember most from that game?

No, I enjoyed the whole experience in the BBL. Playing in arenas that I saw on TV years prior playing in the Pro A. What I remember most about that game was the Intensity Berlin played with.


Who was the toughest player that you battled against in the BBL that season at your position?

Raymar Morgan

Last season you played with the Nurnberg Falcons. Your teammate was German youngster Moritz Sanders. How much potential does he have and could he become a solid BBL player?

I think he will be a BBL player, he can do a lot of things on the court for a guy his size.


In our interview in 2013 you stated that a summer workout day would look like this. 'I get up at 4 am to do basketball drills, lift, and run. I come back in the afternoon and play pick up'. Is this still your routine or has it changed due to age?

A lot of things have a changed since I have become a father, so now I try to spend as much time as I can with my family. So workout times are random.


You were reunited with your good buddy and ex Drake teammate Josh Young in Nurnberg last season. He is still unsigned. How was Josh Young the player different last season compared to Josh Young at Drake?

I only got to play with him for one year but his game has changed a lot. I don't know how the season would've ended in Nurnberg if he didn't join the team. He was big for us.


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

Michael Jordan, Magic, Shaq, LeBron

Lebron James failed to win his fourth NBA title an dhas three to Michael Jordan. There are so many experts that keep proclaiming that Lebron is the best of all-time. Where do you rate him in the neverending debate about who the best of all-time is?

I don't compare the two

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

What he did was special. Getting triple doubles is not easy

What was the last movie that you saw?

Juice.


Thanks Andre for the chat.




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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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



Christopher Wolf Moves To BBC Coburg - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The basketball journey of Christopher Wolf (199-SF-95) continues as he seems to never be able to stay put in one place for a long time as after two seasons with Team Ehingen, he will take on a new challenge with new Pro B team BBC Coburg bringing 27 Pro A games experience.. Christopher Wolf is a 22 year old 199cm forward and last season with Team Ehingen Urspring (ProA) played 27 games averaging 7.1ppg, 4.2rpg, FGP: 56.5%, 3PT: 34.4%, FT: 81.0%, played also at TuS Urspringschule (2.Regionalliga) playing 8 games averaging 20.4ppg. "He fits our profile in that he is young and can still develop, but also has experience at a high level. He will bring us much energy and more versatility", stressed head coach Simon Bertram. Last season with Ehingen, he scored in double figures in eight games including a 24 point game against Dresden and two 14 point games against the Uni Baskets paderborn and Nurnberg.

Wolf started his basketball career in 2009 with the TSV Troester Breitenguessbach junior team and played two seasons there. In 2011 he moved to the Regnitztal Baskets (Regionalliga) until 2013 playing a total of 36 games. In 2013-2014 he played for Bike-Cafe Messingschlager Baunach (ProB) playing 8 games averaging 1.9ppg, 1.5rpg, played also at TSV Troester Breitenguessbach (Regionalliga) playing 12 games averaging 10.9ppg, 5.3rpg, played also for TSV Troester Breitenguessbach U19 team (NBBL). In the 2014-2015 season he balled for Take-Off Wuerzburg Blue Baskets (ProB) playing 23 games averaging 10.3ppg, 4.6rpg, FGP: 53.3%, 3PT: 37.2%, FT: 75.7%. In 2015-2016 he made the jump to Team Ehingen Urspring (Pro B) playing 29 games averaging 8.2ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 55.0%, 3PT: 32.3%, FT: 60.0%, played also at TuS Urspringschule (2.Regionalliga) playing 7 games averaging 15,4ppg. "My girlfriend and I like it very much and the conditions are excellent here. The first talks proved that we have the same goals. I am happy the transfer worked and I can hardly wait to play for the great fans"; warned Christopher Wolf. Awards and acheivements in his basketball career have been German U15 National Team -10, German NBBL Championships Winner -12, Torneo Citta di Roma International Junior Tournament -13, German NBBL Championships Finalist -13, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Finalist -14, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group South) Regular Season Runner-Up -16, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Champion -16.

Source:BBC Coburg



Benjamin Nick Returns Back To The Bayer Giants Leverkusen - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

After a year in the States, Benjamin Nick (206-G-97) is returning back home to Germany and the Bayer Giants Leverkusen. Nick is a 20 year old 206cm power forward that last season played with Whitworth (NCAA3) playing 27 games averaging 4.1ppg, 3.2rpg. "It is a great thing that he comes to us. It was planned that he would only stay a year in the States and our contact always remained. He is an important player for our rotation", added head coach Achim Kuczmann.

Nick played with all the Leverkusen youth teams and won the 2013 JBBL (U-16) title beating Bavarian team Breitengussbach where he manufactured seven points and 10 boards. He Also played NBBL (U-19) with Leverkusen and in his final season averaged 11,6ppg and 9,1rpg. In 2015 he made the jump to the Bayer Giants Leverksuen Pro A roster and played six games averaging 2,0ppg. He scored four points against Trier, Hanau and Rhondorf. Awards and acheievements in his basketball career have been German JBBL Champion -13, NWC Regular Season Runner-Up -17, and NWC Tournament Finalist -17.

Source:Bayer Giants Leverkusen




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








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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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Giannis Karagiolidis joins Charilaos Trikoupis Mesologiou - by Eurobasket News

Charilaos Trikoupis Mesologiou (B) agreed terms with 28-year old guard Giannis Karagiolidis (195-89) from Periko/Arhelaos.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Karagiolidis was named to Eurobasket.com All- B League Honorable Mention in 2017.
He has played previously for five other teams: Iraklis, Gymnastikos Olympia Larissas, Niki Volou, OF Irakleio and Megas Alexandros.

Charilaos Trikoupis Mesologiou roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dimitris Mouratoglou
Giannis Karagiolidis
Michalis Politis
Kyriakos Karakonstantakis

Forwards:
Giorgos Asimakis
Gerasimos Adamopoulos
Sotiris Dovas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Thanasis Antetokounmpo (ex Andorra) agreed terms with Panathinaikos - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Panathinaikos Athens (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old Greek international forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo (199-98kg-92). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Nigerian passport. Antetokounmpo played most recently at MoraBanc Andorra in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 33 games he recorded 7.8ppg and 3.8rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Antetokounmpo was tested by the Knicks in NBA where in two games he averaged 3.0ppg.
In 2013 Antetokounmpo was drafted by Delaware 87ers (D-League) in first round (9th overall).
Among other achievements he won Greek C Division (South-Group 2) championship title in 2011. Antetokounmpo received also Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 Newcomer of the Year award back in 2013.
He has been also a member of Greek international program for some years. Antetokounmpo has regularly played for Greek senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team in 2012.
He represented Greece at the Won the Championship with Filathlitikos in 2010 seven years ago.
Antetokounmpo has played also professionally in NBA G League (Westchester Knicks).
The scouts decsribe him following way: (By Chris Mammides, 2010)
Thanasis is a talented and dynamic combo forward with immense physical abilities. Thanasis can play in both small and power forward position without any problem; he is very good at both positions. He has great potential and he has all the abilities to gain a lot of experiences in a tougher league such as the one in the C' Division. Thanasis has very good shooting percentages from the parameter and also quite decent from the arc too. He can handle the ball with both hands and possesses tremendous vision and really mature leadership skills. He's improving his quarterbacking skills year by year, but remains above all a great offensive treat. Needs to improve his defense and his identity in the court as due to his body he may soon transfer into a great power forward or even a short and solid center as in the age of 17 he can gain at least another 1-2 inches
.

Panathinaikos Athens roster for 2017-2018:

James Gist
Ian Vougioukas
K.C. Rivers
Nikos Pappas
Chris Singleton
Nick Calathes
Kenny Gabriel
Thanasis Antetokounmpo
Eleftherios Bochoridis
Lukas Lekavicius
Vasileios Charalampopoulos
Zach Auguste
Michail Lountzis
Marios Tsellos
Karolos Alvertis
Giannis Hatziveroglou
Vassilis Staurakoukas
Athanasios Amvrazis
Efstratios Politopoulos

Coach: Xavier Pascual

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Greek U20 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Greek U20 National Team 2017
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Ndubuisi Adetokunbo
Adetokunbo
Ioannis Agravanis
Agravanis
Vasileios Charalampopoulos
Charalampopoulos
Vasileos Christidis
Christidis
Nikolaos Diplaros
Diplaros
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Ndubuisi Adetokunbo 209-SF-97 Dayton USA
Ioannis Agravanis 196-SF-98 Doukas Greece
Vasileios Charalampopoulos 205-SF-97 Panathinaikos Greece
Vasileos Christidis 206-C/F-98 Aris Greece
Nikolaos Diplaros 190-G-97 Doxa Pefkon Greece
Dimitrios Flionis 190-PG-97 Aris Greece
Nikolaos Kamarianos 192-PG-97 Nea Kifisia Greece
Antonios Koniaris 196-PG-97 PAOK Greece
Dimitrios Kourepis 208-C-98 Arkadikos Greece
Michail Lountzis 196-PG-98 Panathinaikos Greece
Iakovos Milentigievits 185-PG-97 Doukas Greece
Vasileios Mouratos 193-F-97 Cretan Kings Greece
Thanasis Ntouzidis 201-PF-97 Nea Kifisia Greece
Efstathios Papadakis 198-PF-98 Ikaros NS Greece
Konstantinos Papadakis 190-G-98 Kolossos HH Greece
Georgios Papagiannis 217-C-97 Sacramento K. USA
Pantelis Skordas 203-F/C-97 Karditsas Greece
Dionysis Skoulidas 200-PF-97 AEK Athens Greece
Alexandros Stamatogiannis 204-F-97 Anatolia Greece
Dionysios Tataris 204-C-98 Doxa Pefkon Greece




Kolossos H Hotels tab Malcolm Griffin, ex Liepaja/Triobet - by Eurobasket News

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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Anatolia keeps Zafiroudis for another season - by Eurobasket News

SAAK Anatolia (B) re-signed 19-year old swingman Dimitris Zafiroudis (193-98). He has played there for the last three seasons.

SAAK Anatolia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sotiris Karapostolou
Lefteris Galanidis
Theodoros Protoulis
Stelios Lemonakis
Marios Poulianitis

Forward:
Dimitris Zafiroudis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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EA7 Armani inks Patric Young, ex Olympiacos - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) signed 25-year old American center Patric Young (208-109kg-92, college: Florida). He has played for the last two seasons at Olympiacos in Greek A1 league. In 28 games he had 5.0ppg and 2.9rpg last season. Young helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Young also played 30 games in Euroleague where he recorded just 2.8ppg and 2.4rpg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Young was voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Center of the Year in 2015.
He represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Latvia six years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 9.7ppg, 6.8rpg, FGP-2 (72.0%), FT: 44.1%.
Young has played previously professionally in NBA (New Orleans Pelicans) and Turkey (Galatasaray).
He attended University of Florida until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
Young could be described: An effective low-post defender who is an impressive-looking big man with the potential to become a dominant frontcourt player with his build, intimidating style of play and above the rim approach.

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dairis Bertans
Andrew Goudelock

Forwards:
Vladimir Micov
Amath M'Baye

Centers:
Patric Young
Kaleb Tarczewski

Coach: Simone Pianigiani

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @Euroleague)

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Thanasis Antetokounmpo (ex Andorra) may agree terms with Panathinaikos - by Eurobasket News

Panathinaikos Athens (A1) is close to ink 25-year old Greek international forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo (199-98kg-92) who played last time at MoraBanc Andorra in Spain. He has a double citizenship as he also holds Nigerian passport. In 33 Liga Endesa games he averaged 7.8ppg and 3.8rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Antetokounmpo was tested by the Knicks in NBA where in two games he had 3.0ppg.
In 2013 Antetokounmpo was drafted by Delaware 87ers (D-League) in first round (9th overall).
Among other achievements he won Greek C Division (South-Group 2) championship title in 2011. Antetokounmpo received also Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 Newcomer of the Year award back in 2013.
He has been also a member of Greek international program for some years. Antetokounmpo has regularly played for Greek senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team in 2012.
He represented Greece at the Won the Championship with Filathlitikos in 2010 seven years ago.
Antetokounmpo has played also professionally in NBA G League (Westchester Knicks).
His game is described as: (By Chris Mammides, 2010)
Thanasis is a talented and dynamic combo forward with immense physical abilities. Thanasis can play in both small and power forward position without any problem; he is very good at both positions. He has great potential and he has all the abilities to gain a lot of experiences in a tougher league such as the one in the C' Division. Thanasis has very good shooting percentages from the parameter and also quite decent from the arc too. He can handle the ball with both hands and possesses tremendous vision and really mature leadership skills. He's improving his quarterbacking skills year by year, but remains above all a great offensive treat. Needs to improve his defense and his identity in the court as due to his body he may soon transfer into a great power forward or even a short and solid center as in the age of 17 he can gain at least another 1-2 inches
.

Panathinaikos Athens roster for 2017-2018:

James Gist
Ian Vougioukas
K.C. Rivers
Nikos Pappas
Chris Singleton
Nick Calathes
Kenny Gabriel
Eleftherios Bochoridis
Lukas Lekavicius
Vasileios Charalampopoulos
Zach Auguste
Michail Lountzis
Marios Tsellos
Karolos Alvertis
Giannis Hatziveroglou
Vassilis Staurakoukas
Athanasios Amvrazis
Efstratios Politopoulos

Coach: Xavier Pascual

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GUAM  


Guamanian U17 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

1Alschea Grape 172-PG-00
2Jason Diaz 185-G-00
4Eduardo Calvo 180-PG-00
5Brandon Soriano 180-PG-01
11Tony Hsieh 177-PG-00
13Jahmar White 172-PG-01
22Lawrence Tisalona 185-G-00
23De'Aundre Cruz 187-G-00
24Tony Quinene 177-PG-01
30Gabriel Simon 182-PG-00
32Nathaniel Arapoc 180-PG-00
44Brandon Chu 182-PG-01

Jine Han Head Coach
Edward Calvo Assistant



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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




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Thomas van der Mars agreed terms with Kalev/Cramo - by Janar

Defending champion BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn (Alexela KML) inked 27-year old Dutch international center Thomas van der Mars (208-107kg-90, college: Portland). He played most recently at AVIS UTILITAS Rapla (Alexela KML). In 38 games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 15.4ppg and had 12.3rpg (leader !!!) and 1.1apg last season. van der Mars helped them to make it to the final. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Center of the Year. van der Mars also played 14 games in Baltic League where he recorded very remarkable stats: 17.6ppg and 11.4rpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League Player of the Year, Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League European Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season van der Mars played at Enosi Kalathosfairisis Kavalas in Greek A2. In 14 games he averaged 3.4ppg and 3.9rpg.
van der Mars has been also a member of Dutch international program for some years. He has regularly played for Dutch senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2010.
van der Mars represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 4.0ppg, 4.0rpg.
van der Mars has played also professionally in Spain (Canarias Basketball Academy).
He attended University of Portland until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ICELAND  


Haukar signs Roger Woods, ex Lausanne - by Eurobasket News

Haukar Hafnarfjordur (Dominos League) signed 24-year old American forward Roger Woods (196-104kg-93, college: UALR). He played last season at BBC Lausanne in Swiss LNA league, but left the team in Feb.'17. In 10 games he had 12.7ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.1apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Woods' college team won Sun Belt Tournament in 2016. He was also voted All-Sun Belt 3rd Team in 2016.
Woods graduated from University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  IRELAND  


Eanna announce Pat Glover as new head coach - by Eurobasket News

Eanna Basketball Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Patrick Glover to the position of Head Coach of Eanna Senior Superleague team for the upcoming season 2017/2018. Pat joins Eanna at a time of continued growth for the club as club membership approaches 400 members and Eanna's third year in Basketball Ireland's Superleague. 'I am delighted to be appointed as head coach of Eanna B.C. Superleague team. This is a great opportunity and I look forward to working with the players, committee and club members in building a competitive team'. Newly appointed Head Coach Patrick Glover on his appointment with Eanna Basketball Club. Chairman of Eanna Basketball Club Padraic Kennedy outlined 'the appointment of Pat as our Superleague Head Coach comes at an exciting time for our senior team and club as a whole. Pat brings with him extensive experience at Superleague, an excellent understanding of the game of basketball and importantly what is required of our players and club to continue to grow and compete at this level.'
Courtesy of: basketballireland.ie



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  ISRAEL  


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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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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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  ITALY  


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 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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Umana Venezia keeps Stone for another season - by Eurobasket News

Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) re-signed 29-year old American point guard Julyan Stone (198-91kg-88, college: UTEP). He played there last season. In 26 Serie A games he averaged 3.5ppg, 4.1rpg and 2.6apg. Stone helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). He also played for another team Fort Wayne Mad Ants in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen that season where in 32 games he had 8.2ppg, 6.2rpg, 8.9apg and 1.4spg.
Stone has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com Italian SerieA All-Defensive Team award in 2015.
Stone has played also professionally in Turkey (Gaziantep), NBA (San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder, Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers) and NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars).
He attended Univ.of Texas at El Paso until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Stone's game is described as: A very Big and quick point guard who enjoys distributing the ball more than scoring. A brilliant decision maker, he can hit a shot if left open. Very good defender and rebounder , the only question mark is will teams allow him to play his natural position at the NBA level which is PG because of his size. Most of the scouts believe that he' can be a great point guard at the NBA level because he poses such a high basketball I.Q. He showed winning mentality, ability to never force anything and to concentrate on running his team offense. He is a very good defender with quick hands and will do whatever it takes to win.

Umana Reyer Venezia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marquez Haynes
Julyan Stone

Forward:
Michael Bramos

Center:
Paul Biligha

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Tommaso Rossi signs at Imola - by Eurobasket News

Andrea Costa Imola (Serie A2) landed 18-year old forward Tommaso Rossi (202-99, agency: Octagon Europe) from the junior team of Virtus Bologna. He has played there for the last three years.

Andrea Costa Imola roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Giovanni Gasparin

Forwards:
Davide Alviti
Tommaso Rossi

Center:
Michele Maggioli

Coach: Demis Cavina

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Sakarya BSB inks Nathan Boothe, ex The Flexx PT - by Eurobasket News

Sakarya Buyuksehir Basketbol (TBL) signed 23-year old American center Nathan Boothe (206-113kg-94, college: Toledo). He played last season at The Flexx Pistoia in Italian Serie A. In 32 games he had 11.0ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.4apg.
Boothe has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team was regular season runner-up in MAC West Division in 2015. Boothe was also voted NABC All-District 14 1st Team in 2016 at his college time.
Boothe graduated from University of Toledo in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.
He could be described: Provides team with a much-needed physical presence in the post. Solid passer who can also knock down shots from the perimeter.

Sakarya Buyuksehir Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Can Korkmaz
Lazeric Jones
Dogukan Sanli

Forwards:
Mehmet Ozdogan
Nikola Jankovic
Metecan Birsen

Centers:
Moustapha Fall
Nathan Boothe

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Ozzano keeps Masre for another season - by Eurobasket News

New Flying Balls Ozzano dell Emilia (Serie C Gold) re-signed 20-year old guard Mattia Masre (187-97). He played there last season. He helped them to make it to the group final after they ended regular season as second best team.

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Alex Ranuzzi agreed terms with Scafati - by Eurobasket News

Givova Scafati Basket (Serie A2) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old forward Alex Ranuzzi (195-96kg-86, agency: Interperformances) from Andrea Costa Imola. In 30 Serie A2 games he recorded 10.9ppg, 6.4rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Ranuzzi played at Mens Sana 1871 Siena (Serie A) where in 35 games he averaged 9.6ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg.
He won Italian Serie B championship title in 2015.
Ranuzzi has played previously for four other teams: Unieuro Forli, Mantova, Ticino and Bologna.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A hustler with talent and quickness. Can spend time in the 2 and 3 postions, has great attitude and technical skills. Can easily become a specialist out of the bench at top level.

Givova Scafati Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Marco Santiangeli

Forwards:
Alex Ranuzzi
Nicholas Crow

Center:
Marco Ammannato

Coach: Giovanni Perdichizzi

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Gianluca Carpanzano signs at Forli Tigers - by Eurobasket News

ASD Tigers Basket 2014 Forli (Serie B) landed 22-year old guard Gianluca Carpanzano (188-95) from Planet Basket Catanzaro. Carpanzano has played there for the last five years. In 31 Serie B games he averaged 14.9ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.0apg and 1.3spg last season.
He helped his team to make it to the DNC Group G Final in 2014.

ASD Tigers Basket 2014 Forli roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Antonio De_Fabritiis
Matteo Battisti
Gianluca Carpanzano

Forward:
Christian Villani

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Donato Vitale agreed terms with Ravenna - by Eurobasket News

Orasi Ravenna (Serie A2) inked 19-year old swingman Donato Vitale (190-79kg-98). He played most recently at Fiat Torino (Serie A). Serie A was a little too high level for him, where in four games he did not score anything. Serie A2 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Vitale played at Stella Azzurra Roma (Serie B). In 25 games he recorded 5.0ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.8apg.
His team made it to the U17 Championships Semifinals in 2014.

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Omar Canton (ex Hebraica) agreed terms with Quilmes Mar del Plata - by Eurobasket News

Quilmes Mar del Plata (LigaA) inked experienced 35-year old naturalized Italian center Omar Canton (206-82). He played most recently at Hebraica in Uruguayan LUB league. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Uruguay LUB All-Star Game. Canton also played that season for Union Atletica (also in LUB) where in 25 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.4ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.7apg last season.
Canton is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Brazil (Sport Club do Recife and FTC EAD Bahia), Chile (Los Leones), Colombia (Academia), Spain and Argentina (Weber Bahia, Echague, Sport Club, Lanus and Villa Angela) and Uruguay (Nacional).
Canton is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Quilmes Mar del Plata.

Quilmes Mar del Plata roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nicolas Ferreyra
Enzo Ruiz
Eric Flor
Bruno Sansimoni

Forward:
Ricardo Sanchez

Center:
Omar Canton

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EA7 Armani inks Patric Young, ex Olympiacos - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) signed 25-year old American center Patric Young (208-109kg-92, college: Florida). He has played for the last two seasons at Olympiacos in Greek A1 league. In 28 games he had 5.0ppg and 2.9rpg last season. Young helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Young also played 30 games in Euroleague where he recorded just 2.8ppg and 2.4rpg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Young was voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Center of the Year in 2015.
He represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Latvia six years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 9.7ppg, 6.8rpg, FGP-2 (72.0%), FT: 44.1%.
Young has played previously professionally in NBA (New Orleans Pelicans) and Turkey (Galatasaray).
He attended University of Florida until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
Young could be described: An effective low-post defender who is an impressive-looking big man with the potential to become a dominant frontcourt player with his build, intimidating style of play and above the rim approach.

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dairis Bertans
Andrew Goudelock

Forwards:
Vladimir Micov
Amath M'Baye

Centers:
Patric Young
Kaleb Tarczewski

Coach: Simone Pianigiani

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EA7 Armani Milano signs 4 players: Patric Young, Bertans, Micov and M'Baye - by Antonello Varallo

Emporio Armani Milano wants to revenge the last, disappointing season and keeps on signing strong players. Today, Milano announced the agreement with 4 players: Patric Young (208-C-92, college: Florida), Vladimir Micov (201-F-85, agency: BeoBasket), Amath M'Baye (206-F-89, college: Oklahoma) and Dairis Bertans (194-SG-89).
Young joins Milano after 2 seasons with Olympiacos Pireus: only 10 games with 9 ppg during the first one, 28 games in A1 (5.0 ppg and 2.9 rpg) and 30 games in Euroleague (2.8ppg and 2.4 rpg) in the second. During his career, Young played with Galatasaray (10.5 ppg and 7.9 rpg in 24 TBL games). He is a product of University of Florida.
Bertans is a shooting guard who ended last season averaging 10 ppg in 23 BSL games with Darussafaka Istanbul and 6.4 ppg in 32 Euroleague games, shooting with almost 40% from 3. During his long carees, he played with Vestpils, Riga, Bilbao and Vitoria.
Micov, who also played last season in Turkish BSL (11.6 ppg in 30 games, + 29 Euroleague games with 11.2 ppg) in another very experienced player, with seasons spent with Vitoria, CSKA and Galatasaray.
M'Baye was one of the top scorers of last Italian Serie A, with 17.7 ppg averaging in 30 games played with Enel Brindisi. Previously, he played mostly in Japan NBL.



Ojars Silins (ex Telekom Bsk) agreed terms with Dolomiti Energia Trento - by Eurobasket News

Dolomiti Energia Trento (Serie A) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old Latvian international power forward Ojars Silins (203-96kg-93). He played most recently at Telekom Bsk in German BBL league. In 32 games he recorded 7.4ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.0apg last season. Silins also played 16 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 9.6ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to make it to the FIBA Europe Cup Semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Silins played at Grissin Bon RE. In 45 Serie A games he had 6.1ppg and 2.0rpg. He contributed to his team winning the Supercup. Silins also played 16 games in Eurocup where he got 5.3ppg and 1.7rpg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Most Improved Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com Italian SerieA All-Defensive Team award back in 2014.
Silins has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2015 and previously for U19 National Team in 2011.
Silins represented Latvia at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 9 games: 12.0ppg, 8.9rpg, 1.6apg, 1.0spg, Blocks-3 (2.1bpg), FGP: 39.7%, 3PT: 35.5%, FT: 76.3%.
Silins has played previously professionally in Latvia (Keizarmezs and LU/BS Riga) and Italy (Roma S.Azzurra).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Great shooter, athletic, he still lacks experience at senior level, but he's
been part of all youth NTs of Latvia. Very good rebounder, given the fact
that he's slightly taller than 2 meters. Besides shooting, his best quality
is passing, either off a drive or behind a screen: excellent timing for
that
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Dolomiti Energia Trento roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Joao Gomes
Dominique Sutton
Shavon Shields

Forwards:
Ojars Silins
Luca Conti

Coach: Maurizio Buscaglia

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Montegrano lands Marshawn Powell - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer Poderosa Basket Montegranaro landed 27-year old American power forward Marshawn Powell (201-106kg-90, college: Arkansas, agency: HMS) from Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria. In 8 Serie A2 games in Italy he averaged impressive 19.6ppg, 9.0rpg, 1.9apg, 1.0spg and 1.4bpg last season. Powell also played that season for s Oliver Baskets in German BBL where in 13 games he had 9.5ppg and 4.4rpg.
Among other achievements he won Italian LNP Silver championship title in 2015. Powell received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian LNP Silver Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Italian LNP Silver Import Player of the Year award in 2015.
He has played also professionally in Lithuania (P.Zvaigzdes) and Ukraine (Zaporizhya and Azovmash).
Powell attended University of Arkansas until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
He is described as: He can score inside and worked really hard on being able to score outside as well.

Poderosa Basket Montegranaro roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Eugenio Rivali
Ousmane Gueye
LaMarshall Corbett
Luca Campogrande

Forward:
Marshawn Powell

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MIA-RO Cantu lands Davide Raucci - by Eurobasket News

MIA-Red October Cantu (Serie A) tabbed 27-year old forward Davide Raucci (196-106kg-90, agency: Players Group). He has played for the last three years at Fortituto Kontatto Bologna in the Serie A2. In 38 games he averaged just 2.6ppg and 1.8rpg last season. Raucci helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals.
He has played previously for four other teams: Torino, Angelico Biella, Biella and CUS Torino.
Raucci is described as: A quickly improving youngster, with impressive athletic skills. Needs to add fundamentals and defensive skills. Immense upside.

MIA-Red October Cantu roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Randy Culpepper
Salvatore Parrillo
Jaime Smith

Forwards:
Davide Raucci
Eric Griffin

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Tortona signs Nicola Mei - by Eurobasket News

Orsi Derthona Basket Tortona (Serie A2) signed 32-year old guard Nicola Mei (186-79kg-85) from Mec-Energy Roseto. In 38 Serie A2 games he had 7.4ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.3apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Mei played at Latina Basket (Serie A) where in 30 games he recorded 10.3ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.5apg.
He helped his team to make it to the Supercup Final in 2014.
Mei has played previously for eight other teams: Openjobmetis VA, Firenze Enic, Perugia, Montecatiniterme, Riva del Garda, Siena Virtus, Vanoli Cremona and Palestrina.
He could be described: A guard with very good shooting skills and a solid body. Hesn' t so tall but can succesfully guard larger opponents at the defensive side.

Orsi Derthona Basket Tortona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nicola Mei
Marco Spanghero
Francesco Stefanelli

Forward:
Todor Radonjic

Centers:
Luca Garri
Francesco Quaglia
Milos Divac

Coach: Lorenzo Pansa

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Quimsa inks Torin Francis - by Ivan Milenkovic

Asociacion Quimsa Santiago del Estero (LigaA) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old American (has also Jamaican passport) center Torin Francis (210-114kg-83, college: Notre Dame) from La Union. In 55 LigaA games in Argentina he had 14.5ppg and 8.7rpg last season.
Francis was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Liga Americas Honorable Mention in 2017.
The previous (15-16) season Francis played at Malvin in Uruguayan LUB where in two games he recorded 8.5ppg and 4.0rpg.
He played in the final of Argentinian LigaA in 2016.
He is quite experienced player. Francis has played in seven different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Belgium (Spirou Charleroi), Germany (ALBA Berlin), Greece (AEK Athens and Panellinios), Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem), Italy (MIA-RO Cantu), Turkey (Aliaga, Eskisehir Basket and Bornova) and Venezuela (Marinos and Trotamundos).
Francis attended University of Notre Dame until 2005 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season as a professional player.
He could be described: A highly-skilled and gifted athlete with game-breaking abilityversatile all-around frontcourt player who plays both ends of the floor extremely wellhas a physical offensve and defensive presence on the court and runs the floor extremely well for a player his size. Explosive in the postsmart decision maker with the ballan unselfish player who knows how to distribute the ball.

Asociacion Quimsa Santiago del Estero roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nicolas De_los_Santos
Juan Brussino

Centers:
Torin Francis
Roberto Acuna

Coach: Fabio Demti

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LATVIA  


Kolossos H Hotels tab Malcolm Griffin, ex Liepaja/Triobet - by Eurobasket News

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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Ojars Silins (ex Telekom Bsk) agreed terms with Dolomiti Energia Trento - by Eurobasket News

Dolomiti Energia Trento (Serie A) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old Latvian international power forward Ojars Silins (203-96kg-93). He played most recently at Telekom Bsk in German BBL league. In 32 games he recorded 7.4ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.0apg last season. Silins also played 16 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 9.6ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to make it to the FIBA Europe Cup Semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Silins played at Grissin Bon RE. In 45 Serie A games he had 6.1ppg and 2.0rpg. He contributed to his team winning the Supercup. Silins also played 16 games in Eurocup where he got 5.3ppg and 1.7rpg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Most Improved Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com Italian SerieA All-Defensive Team award back in 2014.
Silins has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2015 and previously for U19 National Team in 2011.
Silins represented Latvia at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 9 games: 12.0ppg, 8.9rpg, 1.6apg, 1.0spg, Blocks-3 (2.1bpg), FGP: 39.7%, 3PT: 35.5%, FT: 76.3%.
Silins has played previously professionally in Latvia (Keizarmezs and LU/BS Riga) and Italy (Roma S.Azzurra).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Great shooter, athletic, he still lacks experience at senior level, but he's
been part of all youth NTs of Latvia. Very good rebounder, given the fact
that he's slightly taller than 2 meters. Besides shooting, his best quality
is passing, either off a drive or behind a screen: excellent timing for
that
.

Dolomiti Energia Trento roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Joao Gomes
Dominique Sutton
Shavon Shields

Forwards:
Ojars Silins
Luca Conti

Coach: Maurizio Buscaglia

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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  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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LITHUANIA  


Evreux adds Sirutavicius to their roster, ex Juventus - by Eurobasket News

ALM Evreux Basket (ProB) added to their roster experienced 34-year old Lithuanian forward Gytis Sirutavicius (195-86kg-83). He played last season at Juventus in Lithuanian LKL league. In 33 games he recorded 9.8ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.6apg and 1.2spg. Sirutavicius also played 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 10.7ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.4apg and 1.4spg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Vytautas (also in LKL). In 31 games he had 10.2ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.7apg and 1.4spg. Sirutavicius also played 8 games in Baltic League where he got 14.9ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.3apg and 1.8spg (in top 3).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of Kazakhstan League in 2014. Sirutavicius was selected to Lithuanian League All-Star Game back in 2013.
He is quite experienced player. Sirutavicius' career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. Sirutavicius tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Hungary (Salgotarjani), Romania (Targu Mures), Ukraine (DniproAzot), Lithuania (Lietkabelis, Nevezis and P.Zvaigzdes) and Kazakhstan (Barsy Atyrau).

ALM Evreux Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Theo Leon
Caleb Walker
Xavier Moon
Thomas Dolomingo

Forwards:
Gytis Sirutavicius
Lamine Kante
Steeve Ho_You_Fat
Damien Bouquet
Kevin Lavieille

Centers:
Kevin Corre
Papa Beye
Ruphin Kayembe

Coach: Fabrice Lefrancois

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketeurope)

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Darius Tarvydas is a newcomer at Charleville - by Eurobasket News

Etoile Charleville-Mezieres (ProB) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Lithuanian forward Darius Tarvydas (200-97kg-91). He is not a newcomer in French League as he played most recently at SAP Vaucluse in the NM1. In 33 games he recorded 13.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.9apg and 1.0spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Tarvydas played at Lourdes Tarbes (also in NM1) where in 37 games he averaged impressive 15.1ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.4apg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 Honorable Mention.
Tarvydas won Lithuanian NKL championship title in 2014.
He represented Lithuania at the FIBA 3x3 World Championships in Moscow (Russia) three years ago.
Tarvydas has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Lietkabelis, Mazeikiai, Anyksciu, Citus and Statyba.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Darius is best known for his shooting accuracy which is his starting point in offense. Uses his shot well in transition and half court game. Leader in most of the teams he had played so far. Able to score decisive shots of the game. Athletic enough for a forward, though needs to improve his quickness and speed to play at wing position.

Etoile Charleville-Mezieres roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Steven Ricard
Alexandre Moisy
Lucas Dussoulier
Corentin Carne
William Mensah

Forwards:
Darius Tarvydas
Seraphin Saumont
Alexis Auburtin

Centers:
Valentin Mukuna
Darel Poirier

Coach: Alex Casimiri

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Runkauskas re-signs at Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti - by Eurobasket News

Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti (Liga Nationala) confirmed in their roster 31-year old Lithuanian guard Marius Runkauskas (189-95kg-86, agency: Octagon Europe). He was a team leader there last season. In 37 Liga Nationala games he had very impressive stats: 16.5ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.3apg. Runkauskas helped them to make it to the final. Great season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League 3rd Team and to the All-Star Game. Runkauskas also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 10.5ppg, 2.0rpg and 3.7apg.
The previous (15-16) season Runkauskas played at Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL. In 38 games he averaged 4.8ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.4apg. He contributed to his team winning the Cup and make to league semifinals. Runkauskas also played 10 games in Eurocup where he got 5.6ppg and 1.5apg.
Runkauskas is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in France (Quimper UJAP), Latvia (ASK Riga) and Lithuania (Neptunas, Nafta-Uni-Akvaservis Klaipeda and Suduva) and Romania (Ploiesti).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  MARSHALL ISLANDS  


Marshallese U17 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Justin Stovall
Stovall
Timmy Ueno
Ueno
Brendan Kattil
Kattil
Dylan Maddison
Maddison
Daniel Dribo
Dribo
#e#5
0Justin Stovall 165-G-00
1Danny Sotam 00
5Michio Maddison 165-F-00
12JJ Juntila 162-SG-00
15Timmy Ueno 170-G-01
21Brendan Kattil 175-SF-00
22Joshua Kattil 172-SG-00
24Louis Hiram 165-S-00
25Dylan Maddison 182-C-00
26Shawn Jurelang 172-SF-00
34Daniel Dribo 170-SG-00
35Carmel Tomeing 170-F-00

Schuyler Wase Head Coach
Jason Hiram Assistant



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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.'
Courtesy of: wcfcourier.com



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  MEXICO  

CIBACOPA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Travis FRANKLIN
  Guasave
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Franklin, Guasave25.5 
 2. Forte, Los Mochis25.4 
 3. Yeager, Guasave25.1 
 4. Rice-Jr, Obregon24.5 
 5. Glover, Obregon21.6 
 6. Crawford, Culiacan21.6 
 7. Samarco, Durango21.3 
 8. Spurlock, Hermosillo21.2 
 9. Ledbetter, Mazat.20.9 
 10. Tucker, Mazatlan20.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cameron FORTE
  Los Mochis
  (201-F-93)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Forte, Los Mochis12.2 
 2. Glover, Obregon10.3 
 3. Ammons, Navolato10.2 
 4. Gibson, Tijuana9.2 
 5. Wilson, Hermosillo9.2 
 6. West, Guaymas8.9 
 7. Puckett, Culiacan8.8 
 8. White, Mazatlan8.7 
 9. Little, Hermosillo8.6 
 10. Rice-Jr, Obregon8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Glen RICE JR.
  Obregon
  (198-G/F-91)
  Avg: 6
 1. Rice-Jr, Obregon6.0 
 2. Crawford, Durango5.9 
 3. Monreal, Hermosillo5.7 
 4. Ledbetter, Mazat.5.6 
 5. Mitchell, Navolato5.5 
 6. Capers, Obregon5.4 
 7. Murphy, Los Mochis5.4 
 8. Yeager, Guasave5.1 
 9. Howard, Mazatlan5.0 
 10. Perez, Hermosillo5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jeff LEDBETTER
  Mazat.
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Ledbetter, Mazat.3.1 
 2. Early, Los Mochis2.3 
 3. Rice-Jr, Obregon2.3 
 4. Capers, Obregon2.0 
 5. Murphy, Los Mochis1.8 
 6. Crawford, Durango1.6 
 7. Monreal, Hermosillo1.5 
 8. Henry, Hermosillo1.5 
 9. Reyes, Guaymas1.4 
 10. Casillas, Mazatlan1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Guaymas
  (200-F-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Heyward, Guaymas2.0 
 2. West, Guaymas1.4 
 3. Pittman, Guasave1.2 
 4. Ammons, Navolato1.2 
 5. Keller, Guasave1.1 
 6. Lathan, Tijuana1.0 
 7. Maxwell, Culiacan1.0 
 8. White, Mazatlan0.9 
 9. Puckett, Culiacan0.9 
 10. Smith, Durango0.9 


Halcones de Ciudad Obregon clinch CIBACOPA title - by Eurobasket News

Hermosillo - Obregon 100-111

Obregon celebrated CIBACOPA title. They edged Hermosillo on the road in Game 5 of the title series to earn the trophy. Rayos de Hermosillo trailed 48-45 at halftime, rallying from a 32-18 deficit at the end of first quarter to trim the gap. Halcones de Ciudad Obregon shot 60.3 percent from the field. Halcones de Ciudad Obregon had a 28-15 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. Halcones de Ciudad Obregon looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The best player for the winners was American swingman Glen Rice-Jr (198-91, college: Georgia Tech) who had a triple-double by scoring 29 points, 18 rebounds and 17 assists. His fellow American import guard Kevin Capers (188-93, college: Florida Southern) chipped in 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. American Jeremiah Wilson (205-88, college: Tarleton St.) produced a double-double by scoring 28 points and 14 rebounds and the former international point guard Steve Monreal (180-86, college: CS Monterey) added 15 points and 11 assists respectively for the hosts. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Hermosillo: J.Wilson 28+14reb+1ast, M.Henry 18+5reb+3ast, E.Little 15+9reb+3ast, S.Monreal 15+2reb+11ast, A.Bell 12+7reb+1ast, J.Camacho 10+2reb+2ast
Obregon: G.Rice Jr. 29+18reb+17ast, J.Hutchingson 26+2reb+1ast, R.Delgado 18+1reb+1ast, K.Capers 18+8reb+6ast, H.Carrillo 10+2reb, L.Atterberry 10+6reb
gschID: 549826





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  MONTENEGRO  


Vitre keeps Radulovic for another season - by Eurobasket News

Aurore de Vitre (NM1) re-signed experienced 34-year old Montenegrin center Aleksandar Radulovic (207-105kg-83). He played there last season. In 34 NM1 games he averaged 12.2ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.4apg.
The previous (15-16) season Radulovic played at Kozuv in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga where in 15 games he had 10.8ppg and 6.6rpg. He also played 6 games in Balkan League where he recorded 10.2ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.0spg. The other team Radulovic played that season for was Sopron KC in Hungarian A Division. In 9 games he got 5.8ppg and 4.4rpg. He also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got just 2.2ppg and 2.8rpg.
Radulovic has played also professionally in Bosnia (HKK Zrinjski HT Mostar), Romania (BC Timisoara) and Montenegro (Danilovgrad, Ulcinj, S.Centar and Teodo Tivat).
His game is described as: Aco is a true team leader, he can do it all, play as a power forward-center, lots of experience. He can shoot from outside and play in low post. Fantastic rebounder and shotblocker.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Montenegrin U20 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Montenegrin U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Marko Andelic
Andelic
Filip Bakic
Bakic
Ognjen Carapic
Carapic
Elvis Cekic
Cekic
Pavle Cepic
Cepic
#e#5
Marko Andelic 202-SF-97 Teodo Tivat Montenegro
Filip Bakic 193-G-97 Teodo Tivat Montenegro
Ognjen Carapic 194-SG-98 Mega Bemax Serbia
Elvis Cekic 201-F-97 S.Centar Montenegro
Pavle Cepic 202-F-97 Primorje 1945 Montenegro
Ivan Corovic 198-G-98 FMP Serbia
Nikola Cupara 188-G-97 Lovcen Montenegro
Milos Divac 201-C/F-98 Tortona Italy
Marko Grkovic 202-F-97 Primorje 1945 Montenegro
Eldin Huremovic Ibar Rozaje Montenegro
Milos Jelovac 188-G-97 Jedinstvo Montenegro
Vasilije Jovovic 185-SG-97 Danilovgrad Montenegro
Eldin Kalic 200-PG-97 Ibar Rozaje Montenegro
Vladan Kaludjerovic 196-F-98 Teodo Tivat Montenegro
Filip Ljujic 201-PF-97 Jedinstvo Montenegro
Milos Popovic 197-PF-98 Teodo Tivat Montenegro
Todor Radonjic 199-F-97 Tortona Italy
Ivan Raut 201-F-98 Clinicas Rincon Spain
Milic Starovlah 196-F-98 Lovcen Montenegro
Milan Suskavcevic 209-C-97 Viten Fuen. Spain
Jovan Vojinovic 192-G-98 Smederevo Serbia
Nikola Vukcevic 187-PG-97 Primorje 1945 Montenegro
Nikola Vukovic 193-F/G-98 Sutjeska Montenegro




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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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  NAIA  


Donnie Bostwick Named Oklahoma Wesleyan Head Men's Basketball Coach - by Eurobasket News

Oklahoma Wesleyan University has named Donnie Bostwick the new head coach for the OKWU men's basketball program, announced today by Mark Molder, OKWU's Director of Athletics. After a six-year stint at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas, Bostwick returns home to Oklahoma Wesleyan where he began his head coaching career in 2007. 'His record and accolades speak for themselves, but Donnie truly represents what OKWU and our Athletic Department are all about,' said Molder. 'We're expecting Donnie to excel in his mission field of being a coach by leading his players in their spiritual growth, making sure they excel academically and leading them to play at a high level on the basketball floor. This is a homecoming for Donnie, and we couldn't be more excited to welcome him and his family back.' During his time leading the Eagles men's basketball program, he held a 120-20 (0.857) record over the span of his four years at the helm. He led OKWU to a National Championship in 2009 and also set a NAIA Division II record with a 39-game winning streak. Bostwick was named NAIA National Coach of the year in 2009 and 2010 and Conference Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2010. While at SAGU, Bostwick compiled a record of 152-56 for a winning percentage of 75%. He led the Lions to multiple conference championships and also a runner-up finish at the 2013 NAIA National Tournament. Coach Bostwick was named Conference Coach of the Year in 2013, 2014, and 2017, and was the NCCAA National Coach of the Year in 2013. 'I will be forever in debt to the SAGU family for the love they have given both me and my family, but I am excited and so thankful for this opportunity to return to Oklahoma where my family and so many of my close friends await,' said Bostwick. Placing Christ at the center of his teams by applying biblical principles and seeking God's presence has proven to be a winning strategy for Bostwick. A record of 271-76 places his 78.1% winning percentage at the top of active NAIA coaches and would rank him in the Top 15 of NCAA coaches all-time. When it comes to active coaches, he only ranks behind Mark Few (Gonzaga) 81.1%, Roy Williams (North Carolina) 79.1%, and John Calipari (Kentucky) 78.2%. Bostwick has directed and worked camps nationwide for nearly 30 years. In 2015, he was selected as a 2015 USA Basketball Coach. His 2015 team traveled to Angola, Africa where they defeated the African National Champions. Including his wins as an assistant coach, Bostwick has compiled 512 career wins. In addition to Coach Bostwick's professional accolades, he considers his greatest success to be at home, where he and his wife of 25 years enjoy raising their four children and are thrilled to bring their family back to their Bartlesville home. 'I want to thank OKWU, Dr. Piper, and the administration for once again giving me the opportunity to lead Eagles Basketball. I look forward to what God has in store at OKWU,' said Bostwick. 'Bartlesville is a basketball town and I can't wait to see the Mueller Sports Center packed with rowdy fans. I believe God has big things planned, greater than we can dream or imagine. I'm elated to be back!'
Courtesy of: victorysportsnetwork.com



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  NBA  


Spurs, Joffrey Lauvergne Agree To Deal - by Eurobasket News

The Spurs have reached a two-year contract agreement with free agent big man Joffrey Lauvergne (6'11''-PF-91, agency: BeoBasket), reports Shams Charania of The Vertical. The news comes on the heels of the Bulls withdrawing Lauvergne's qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent, which will allow him to sign outright with San Antonio. Lauvergne, a second-round pick in 2013, made his NBA debut for the Nuggets in 2014 and spent two years with the franchise before being sent to the Thunder in a trade last August. He was flipped again at this year's trade deadline, heading to Chicago as part of a trade package in a deal that saw Oklahoma City land Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott. Lauvergne, a 6'11' forward/center, looked like a player on the rise in 2015/16, averaging 7.9 PPG and 4.9 RPG with a .513 FG% in 59 games (17.6 MPG) for the Nuggets. However, he took a step backward last season. For the year, he recorded just 5.4 PPG and 3.6 RPG with a .440 FG% in 70 contests. Despite his very modest production for the Bulls down the stretch, Lauvergne initially received a qualifying offer worth about $2.14MM from the team, which made him a restricted free agent. However, Chicago apparently decided that the big man wasn't in the team's long-term plans, allowing him to reach the open market with no restrictions over the weekend. While details of the Spurs' agreement with Lauvergne aren't yet known, the club already used its full mid-level exception on Rudy Gay, leaving the $3.29MM bi-annual exception and the minimum salary exception for other free agents. San Antonio had been in need of some frontcourt depth, with Dewayne Dedmon, David Lee, and Pau Gasol all on the free agent market, though Gasol is expected to re-sign.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



The Magic let Watson go - by Eurobasket News

Orlando Magic cut 33-year old guard C.J. Watson (188-79kg-84, college: Tennessee). Watson played there last season. In 62 NBA games he averaged 4.5ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.9apg.
Watson has never been drafted by the NBA. But in 2007 Rio Grande Valley Vipers selected him in first round (5th overall) in the D-League draft.
The former University of Tennessee standout
He graduated his college in 2006 andis in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he won NBA Central Division championship title in 2011, 2012 and 2014. Watson was selected to D-League All-Star Game back in 2008.
He has played also professionally in Greece (PAOK Thessaloniki), Italy (Grissin Bon RE) and other NBA teams (Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, Brooklyn Nets, Indiana Pacers and Charlotte Hornets).
Let's have closer look into Watson's outlook: An SG who shoots the ball well and looks like someone who can score at any level, but has the size is of a point guard, and this wnon' t help if he will not add some quarterbacking skills.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Knicks, Rajon Rondo Have Mutual Interest - by Eurobasket News

Rajon Rondo (6'1''-PG-86, college: Kentucky) and the New York Knicks continue to have mutual interest. Rondo spent last season with the Chicago Bulls after spending 15-16 with the Sacramento Kings. The Bulls waived Rondo before the offseason in which they owed him just $3 million of his $13.4 million salary. With the Knicks drafting Frank Ntilikina, they have interest in a veteran point guard.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



The Magic signs Khem Birch - by Eurobasket News

Orlando Magic signed 25-year old Canadian international center Khem Birch (208-100kg-92, college: UNLV). The last season Birch played at Olympiacos (A1) where in 33 games he had 5.7ppg and 5.0rpg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Greek A1 League All-Imports Team, 3rd Team and All-Defensive Team. Birch also played 37 games in Euroleague where he recorded 7.3ppg and 5.6rpg.
Birch has never been drafted by the NBA.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won D-League Central Division championship title in 2015. Birch was also voted All-MWC Defensive Player of the Year back in 2013 and 2014 at his college time.
Birch has been also a member of Canadian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Canadian senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team in 2010.
Birch represented Canada at the National Prep Championships Finalist six years ago.
He has played also professionally in Turkey (Usak Sportlif), NBA (Miami Heat) and NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce).
Birch attended University of Nevada - Las Vegas until 2014 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketballbuzz)

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The Pistons keep Bullock for another season - by Eurobasket News

Detroit Pistons re-signed 26-year old guard Reggie Bullock (201-93kg-91, college: N.Carolina). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 31 NBA games he averaged 4.5ppg and 2.1rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Bullock played at another team Drive where in only one game he had very impressive stats: 29 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals and 1 block.
In 2013 he was drafted by Los Angeles Clippers in first round (25th overall). The former University of North Carolina standoutis in his fifth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he won NBA Pacific Division championship title in 2014. Bullock received also USBWA All-District III 1st Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
Bullock has played previously for three other NBA teams: LA Clippers, Phoenix Suns and Northern Arizona Suns.

Detroit Pistons roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Reggie Bullock
Langston Galloway
Pierre Jackson

Forwards:
Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson
Eric Moreland

Center:
Markus Kennedy

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  NCAA1  


San Jose State head coach Dave Wojcik resigns - by Eurobasket News

Dave Wojcik , San Jose State University's men's basketball head coach the last four seasons, submitted his resignation for personal reasons effective immediately. Marie Tuite, the Spartans director of athletics, accepted Wojcik's resignation. "This past year has been emotionally challenging for me with the loss of my father. His passing made me evaluate what is important in life and the value of family. With the considerable needs of my widowed mother as well as my son moving to the East Coast after his high school graduation, I believe it is the appropriate time to resign my position as head men's basketball coach at San Jose State University," said Wojcik. The Spartans had an overall win-loss record of 32-90 with Wojcik as head coach. The 2016-17 team was San Jose State's most successful in six years posting a 14-16 record and tying for eighth place in Mountain West conference play with a 7-11 mark. Wojcik came to San Jose State after 20 seasons as an assistant coach at eight NCAA Division I institutions. "The opportunity to lead the men's basketball team has been a privilege. I am proud to leave the program positioned for continued success and wish the program and San Jose State University all the best," the former coach added. "Earlier today, Dave Wojcik resigned his position as head men's basketball coach. On behalf of our entire department, I want to wish Dave and his family the very best as they begin a new chapter," said Tuite. "We will immediately start the process of conducting a national search to find a replacement for Coach Wojcik." Tuite announced assistant coach Rodney Tention will serve as the team's interim head coach until the next head coach is appointed.
Courtesy of: sjsuspartans.com



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  NEW CALEDONIA  


New Caledonian U17 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Emmanuel Kilama
Kilama
Florian Patche
Patche
Gabriel Rambans
Rambans
Melvin Ixoee
Ixoee
Gregory Chevrin
Chevrin
#e#5
4Emmanuel Kilama 176-PG-02
5Jonas Abouab 179-PG-00
6Roboam Tuifua 185-SF-02
7Chanel Taputai 185-F-01
8Anthony Ruffenach 176-SG-01
9Thierry Saminadin 175-SF-00
10Dorian Depre 170-C-01
12Florian Patche 182-PG-00
13Gabriel Rambans 178-G-01
14Melvin Ixoee 195-C-00
16Gregory Chevrin 192-G/F-00

Miguel Sylvain Head Coach
Jean Sebastian Gerald Assistant



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  NEW ZEALAND  


New Zealand U17 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Kruz Perrott-Hunt
Perrott-Hunt
Oscar Oswald
Oswald
Tom Higgins
Higgins
Peter Jenkins
Jenkins
Joseph Ahie
Ahie
#e#5
2Max de Geest 183-G-00 Canterbury New Zealand
5Kruz Perrott-Hunt 190-F-00
9Oscar Oswald 199-F-00
10Matthew O'Connell 184-PG-00 Taranaki MA New Zealand
12Cooper Towler 200-PG-00
13Tom Higgins 196-F-00
15Tyler Marsh 193-PG-00 Nelson G. New Zealand
22Isaac Faamausili 185-G-00
32Peter Jenkins 198-F-00
34Taiaroa Flavell 202-G-00
49Oscar Robertson 197-F-00
51Joseph Ahie 187-G-00

Miles Pearce Head Coach
Trent Adam Assistant Taranaki MA New Zealand



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  NIGERIA  


Thanasis Antetokounmpo (ex Andorra) may agree terms with Panathinaikos - by Eurobasket News

Panathinaikos Athens (A1) is close to ink 25-year old Greek international forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo (199-98kg-92) who played last time at MoraBanc Andorra in Spain. He has a double citizenship as he also holds Nigerian passport. In 33 Liga Endesa games he averaged 7.8ppg and 3.8rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Antetokounmpo was tested by the Knicks in NBA where in two games he had 3.0ppg.
In 2013 Antetokounmpo was drafted by Delaware 87ers (D-League) in first round (9th overall).
Among other achievements he won Greek C Division (South-Group 2) championship title in 2011. Antetokounmpo received also Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 Newcomer of the Year award back in 2013.
He has been also a member of Greek international program for some years. Antetokounmpo has regularly played for Greek senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team in 2012.
He represented Greece at the Won the Championship with Filathlitikos in 2010 seven years ago.
Antetokounmpo has played also professionally in NBA G League (Westchester Knicks).
His game is described as: (By Chris Mammides, 2010)
Thanasis is a talented and dynamic combo forward with immense physical abilities. Thanasis can play in both small and power forward position without any problem; he is very good at both positions. He has great potential and he has all the abilities to gain a lot of experiences in a tougher league such as the one in the C' Division. Thanasis has very good shooting percentages from the parameter and also quite decent from the arc too. He can handle the ball with both hands and possesses tremendous vision and really mature leadership skills. He's improving his quarterbacking skills year by year, but remains above all a great offensive treat. Needs to improve his defense and his identity in the court as due to his body he may soon transfer into a great power forward or even a short and solid center as in the age of 17 he can gain at least another 1-2 inches
.

Panathinaikos Athens roster for 2017-2018:

James Gist
Ian Vougioukas
K.C. Rivers
Nikos Pappas
Chris Singleton
Nick Calathes
Kenny Gabriel
Eleftherios Bochoridis
Lukas Lekavicius
Vasileios Charalampopoulos
Zach Auguste
Michail Lountzis
Marios Tsellos
Karolos Alvertis
Giannis Hatziveroglou
Vassilis Staurakoukas
Athanasios Amvrazis
Efstratios Politopoulos

Coach: Xavier Pascual

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Thanasis Antetokounmpo (ex Andorra) agreed terms with Panathinaikos - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Panathinaikos Athens (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old Greek international forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo (199-98kg-92). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Nigerian passport. Antetokounmpo played most recently at MoraBanc Andorra in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 33 games he recorded 7.8ppg and 3.8rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Antetokounmpo was tested by the Knicks in NBA where in two games he averaged 3.0ppg.
In 2013 Antetokounmpo was drafted by Delaware 87ers (D-League) in first round (9th overall).
Among other achievements he won Greek C Division (South-Group 2) championship title in 2011. Antetokounmpo received also Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 Newcomer of the Year award back in 2013.
He has been also a member of Greek international program for some years. Antetokounmpo has regularly played for Greek senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team in 2012.
He represented Greece at the Won the Championship with Filathlitikos in 2010 seven years ago.
Antetokounmpo has played also professionally in NBA G League (Westchester Knicks).
The scouts decsribe him following way: (By Chris Mammides, 2010)
Thanasis is a talented and dynamic combo forward with immense physical abilities. Thanasis can play in both small and power forward position without any problem; he is very good at both positions. He has great potential and he has all the abilities to gain a lot of experiences in a tougher league such as the one in the C' Division. Thanasis has very good shooting percentages from the parameter and also quite decent from the arc too. He can handle the ball with both hands and possesses tremendous vision and really mature leadership skills. He's improving his quarterbacking skills year by year, but remains above all a great offensive treat. Needs to improve his defense and his identity in the court as due to his body he may soon transfer into a great power forward or even a short and solid center as in the age of 17 he can gain at least another 1-2 inches
.

Panathinaikos Athens roster for 2017-2018:

James Gist
Ian Vougioukas
K.C. Rivers
Nikos Pappas
Chris Singleton
Nick Calathes
Kenny Gabriel
Thanasis Antetokounmpo
Eleftherios Bochoridis
Lukas Lekavicius
Vasileios Charalampopoulos
Zach Auguste
Michail Lountzis
Marios Tsellos
Karolos Alvertis
Giannis Hatziveroglou
Vassilis Staurakoukas
Athanasios Amvrazis
Efstratios Politopoulos

Coach: Xavier Pascual

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Michael Efevberha signs at Chongqing - by Greg

Chongqing Sanhai Lanling (NBL) signed 32-year old guard Michael Efevberha (193-89kg-84, college: CS Northridge). Efevberha played last season at BBC Monthey in Swiss LNA league. In 6 LNA games he had very impressive stats: 15.7ppg, 5.5rpg, 5.7apg and 1.0spg. Efevberha also played that season for Sagesse in Lebanese Pepsi LBL where in 15 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 23.5ppg, 7.1rpg, 4.9apg and 1.5spg. The other team Efevberha played that season for was LG Sakers in South Korean KBL. In 14 games he averaged 14.9ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.1apg.
He attended Cal State - Northridge and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PALAU  


Palauan U17 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Garnett Sungino
Sungino
JT Timarong
Timarong
Garsten Gibbons
Gibbons
Ubai Kingzio
Kingzio
Reece Reklai
Reklai
#e#5
0Kyle Sugiyama 03
1Bright Ngirarois 02
2Mavrickson Ubedei 00
3Adrien Ililau 00
5Joener Kingsang 00
6Garnett Sungino 01
7JT Timarong 00
8Koyven Emery 03
9Jared Chilton 00
10Garsten Gibbons 01
12Ubai Kingzio 00
13Reece Reklai 00

Ziske Asanuma Head Coach
Logan Ngiriou Assistant



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  PARAGUAY  


LIBERTAD beats OLIMPIA in FINAL SERIES game 2 - by Santiago Maciel

Libertad Asuncion clinched second game to force 3rd and final series game after losing the first one 78-105.

Ramon Sanchez (194-F-91) played simple an outstanding game. With lots of isolation plays against at least 4 different
defenders, Sanchez could overcome each one of them taking the ball way indeep the red zone.

Had he not missed 5 easy lay ups he problably could have ended with 50 points this game. However he scored 36 and became
the scoring machine of Libertad Asuncion.

Lenjo Kilo (203-F, college: Savannah St.) and Leon Gibson (206-C-91, college: Houston) played like lions inside de paint, defending
Rodney Alenxander and McCollough.

Many times Lenjo Kilo played defense to Javier Martinez (188-G-78, agency: DTMones), trying to outmuscle him and he comitted his goal.
Martinez scored only 9 points and had to leave the game due to 5 personal fouls.

Alejandro Peralta (195-F-91) was also very dry in offense, totally without rythm , played very little wich limited a lof Olimpia in terms of offense.
Olui McCollough was the only one in rythm, he scored 32 point, 24 of them via 3 pointers. Eight 3 pointers kept giving Olimpia some kind
of hope to tie Libertad Asuncion but never could.

The 16 point initial differential that Libertad Asuncion took right at the first quarter was simply too much for Olimpia to overcome.

Olimpia played under a lot of pressure, willing to close out this FINAL SERIES. Never could they find their rythm, nor could they stop
Ramon Sanchez and Edgar Riveros (184-PG-91).

Olimpia de Asuncion: Luis Ljubetic 5 , Javier Martinez 9, Alejandro Peralta 3, Rodney Alexander 18 y O'Louis McCoullough 32. Entrenador: Juan Pablo Feliu. Alternaron: Federico Mellone 9 y Edison Ortiz 14.

Libertad Asuncion: Richard Ozuna 5 puntos, Edgar Riveros 16, Ramon Sanchez 35, Lenjo Kilo 14 y Henry Leon Gibson 12. Entrenador: Luis Orono. Alternaron: Daniel Perez (190-G/F-84) 5, Diego Bareiro 8, Luis Ocampos y Okoza Chukwunike 4.

Olimpia 90 (10, 26, 22, 32) - Libertad Asuncion 99 (21, 23, 19, 36).




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  PHILIPPINES  


Asia-Basket.com All-PBA Commissioner's Cup Awards 2017 - by Eurobasket Center

Asia-Basket.com All-PBA Commissioner's Cup 1st Team 2017
Jayson Castro William
Castro William
Chris Ross
Ross
Justin Brownlee
Brownlee
Charles Rhodes
Rhodes
Japeth Aguilar
Aguilar

Finals MVP: Alex Cabagnot (183-G-82) of SM Beermen
Player of the Year: Chris Ross (185-G-85) of SM Beermen
Guard of the Year: Chris Ross (185-G-85) of SM Beermen
Forward of the Year: Justin Brownlee (197-F-88) of B.Ginebra
Center of the Year: Charles Rhodes (203-F/C-85) of SM Beermen
Defensive Player of the Year: Chris Ross (185-G-85) of SM Beermen
Import Player of the Year: Charles Rhodes (203-F/C-85) of SM Beermen

1st Team
PG: Jayson Castro William (180-PG-86) of TNT Ka Tropa
G: Chris Ross (185-G-85) of SM Beermen
F: Justin Brownlee (197-F-88) of B.Ginebra
F/C: Charles Rhodes (203-F/C-85) of SM Beermen
C: Japeth Aguilar (206-C-85) of B.Ginebra

2nd Team
G: Alex Cabagnot (183-G-82) of SM Beermen
PG: Lewis Tenorio (177-PG-84) of B.Ginebra
G: Marcio Lassiter (190-G-87) of SM Beermen
C: June Mar Fajardo (210-C-89) of SM Beermen
PG: Jayson Castro William (180-PG-86) of TNT Ka Tropa

Honorable Mention
Jiovani Jalalon (175-PG) of Star Hotshots
Alex Stepheson (208-F/C-87) of Meralco Bolts
Jericho Cruz (182-G-90) of Rain or Shine
Stanley Pringle (184-PG-87) of Globalport



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  POLAND  


Polish U20 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Michal Jedrzejewski
Jedrzejewski
Jakub Kobel
Kobel
Michal Kolenda
Kolenda
Michal Kolodziej
Kolodziej
Marcel Ponitka
Ponitka
#e#5
Aleksander Dziewa 206-C/F-97 Slask Wroclaw Poland
Mikolaj Czyz 203-PF-98 SMS PZKosz Poland
Daniel Golebiowski 196-SG-98 Polpharma Poland
Michal Jedrzejewski 190-PG-98 GTK Gliwice Poland
Szymon Kiwilsza 202-F-97 AZS Koszalin Poland
Jakub Kobel 190-PG-98 Polonia Leszno Poland
Michal Kolenda 200-SF-97 Trefl Sopot Poland
Michal Kolodziej 202-F/C-97 Asseco Poland
Mikolaj Kurpisz 202-PF-98 Biofarm PZN Poland
Marcel Ponitka 192-G-97 Asseco Poland
Michal Samsonowicz 188-G-98 SMS PZKosz Poland
Tomasz Zelezniak 198-F-98 Slask Wroclaw Poland

Tomasz Niedbalski Head Coach WKK Wroclaw Poland
Sebastian Potoczny Assistant WKK Wroclaw Poland
Bartosz Sikorski Assistant Suchy Las Poland



Aaron Broussard (ex Provence Basket) joins MKS Dabrowa Gornicza - by Eurobasket News

MKS Dabrowa Gornicza (PLK) agreed terms with 27-year old American swingman Aaron Broussard (195-90, college: Seattle). He has played for the last three seasons at Provence Basket in French ProB. In 39 games he had 14.7ppg, 4.6rpg, 3.2apg and 1.4spg last season. Broussard helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-French ProB 2nd Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Icelandic League championship title in 2013. Broussard was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League Import Player of the Year back in 2013.
He has played previously professionally also in Iceland (Grindavik).
Broussard attended Seattle University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

MKS Dabrowa Gornicza roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Piotr Pamula
Patryk Wieczorek

Forwards:
Vitaliy Kovalenko
Michal Gabinski
Bartlomiej Woloszyn
Aaron Broussard
D.J. Shelton

Center:
Jakub Parzenski

Coach: Jacek Winnicki

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PUERTO RICO  

Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Damien WILKINS
  Guayama
  (198-G-80)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Wilkins, Guayama20.3 
 2. Ebanks, San German20.3 
 3. Liz, Ponce19.9 
 4. Harris, Ponce19.1 
 5. Rosario, Quebradillas18.6 
 6. Costner, Isabela18.4 
 7. Warrick, Ponce17.8 
 8. Huertas, Arecibo17.3 
 9. Laury, Mayaguez16.8 
 10. Clarke, Arecibo16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Ponce
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Dawson, Ponce9.8 
 2. Akindele, Bayamon9.5 
 3. Laury, Mayaguez9.2 
 4. Famous, Isabela9.1 
 5. Jefferson, Arecibo9.0 
 6. Romero, Bayamon8.9 
 7. James, Fajardo8.8 
 8. Clarke, Arecibo8.5 
 9. James, Fajardo8.0 
 10. Collier, Mayaguez8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Gary BROWNE
  San German
  (185-G-93)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Browne, San German7.7 
 2. Arroyo, Fajardo7.4 
 3. Abreu, Aguada6.3 
 4. Fitch, Quebradillas5.8 
 5. Smith, Quebradillas5.5 
 6. Guzman, Isabela5.2 
 7. Soto, Bayamon5.2 
 8. Duran, Mayaguez4.6 
 9. Torres, Ponce4.4 
 10. Clarke, Arecibo4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Walter HODGE
  Arecibo
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Hodge, Arecibo1.8 
 2. Wilkins, Guayama1.7 
 3. Liz, Ponce1.6 
 4. Behanan, Arecibo1.4 
 5. Abreu, Aguada1.4 
 6. Browne, San German1.3 
 7. Harris, Ponce1.3 
 8. Fitch, Quebradillas1.2 
 9. Smith, Quebradillas1.2 
 10. James, Fajardo1.2 
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. Orozco, Isabela1.1 
 5. Lalanne, Arecibo1.1 
 6. Jefferson, Arecibo1.1 
 7. Akindele, Bayamon1.0 
 8. Franklin, San G.1.0 
 9. Gaston, Aguada0.9 
 10. Hernandez, Quebradi.0.9 


BSN Round 5 of Quarter-Finals. Aguada advance into semifinal stage - by Eurobasket News

Aguada - Mayaguez 101-92

Aguada outgunned Mayaguez to advance into the semifinal stage. Santeros made 23-of-26 charity shots (88.5 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Indios were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American swingman Lamar Patterson (196-91, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Pensack Sports) stepped up and scored 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and Brazilian-Spanish center Rafael Hettsheimer (206-86) chipped in 13 points and 7 rebounds. Four Santeros players scored in double figures. Santeros' coach Eddie Casiano allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. International guard Cliff Duran (191-89, agency: Paris Global Sports) responded with 26 points and international Devon Collier (203-91, college: Oregon St.) scored 23 points.
Top scorers:
Aguada: L.Patterson 24+6reb+5ast, A.Alex 13+3reb+2ast, J.Rodriguez 13+4reb+4ast, R.Hettsheimer 13+7reb+3ast, C.Gaston 12+7reb+1ast, E.Andujar 9+1reb+3ast
Mayaguez: C.Duran 26+4reb+3ast, D.Collier 23+4reb+3ast, R.Clemente 16+8reb+2ast, K.Young 9+4reb+2ast, T.Mitchell 8+4reb+2ast, R.Suarez 5+2reb+5ast
gschID: 549825


Ponce - Arecibo 103-104

Arecibo eked out a narrow win over Ponce to secure 3-2 lead in the series. Capitanes made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Naturalized U.S. Virgin Islands point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida) saved the victory by scoring 26 points. The former international swingman David Huertas (195-87, college: Mississippi) contributed with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. The former international swingman Angel-Daniel Vassallo (198-86, college: Virginia Tech) answered with 37 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 4 assists and American Mike Harris (198-83, college: Rice) added 28 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Leones. Five Capitanes and four Leones players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Arecibo: W.Hodge 26+3reb+3ast, D.Huertas 19+5reb+4ast, D.Clemente 18+1reb+3ast, C.Clarke 14+6reb+4ast, D.Jefferson 12+6reb+3ast, A.Alamo 10+3reb
Ponce: A.Daniel Vassallo 37+6reb+4ast, M.Harris 28+8reb+2ast, E.Dawson 17+8reb+5ast, C.Rivera 12+1reb+9ast, C.Emory 6+2reb+2ast, G.Colon 3+1reb
gschID: 549822


Fajardo - Bayamon 88-78

Fajardo held off Bayamon to surge ahead in the series. The hosts trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 54-38 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Cariduros made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Cariduros made 7 blocks. American forward Damion James (201-87, college: Texas) nailed 24 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winning side and his fellow American import forward Reginald Buckner (206-91, college: Mississippi) accounted for 26 points and 9 rebounds. Four Cariduros players scored in double figures. The former international guard Christian Dalmau (194-77, college: Daytona St. CC, agency: Paris Global Sports) came up with 21 points and Cuban center Ismael Romero (203-91, agency: Paris Global Sports) added 15 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Vaqueros in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Fajardo: R.Buckner 26+9reb+1ast, D.James 24+9reb+3ast, C.Arroyo 18+9ast, E.Ayuso 12+5reb, F.Rivera 6+1reb+2ast, N.Peavy 2+4reb
Bayamon: C.Dalmau 21+3reb+2ast, I.Romero 15+9reb+1ast, J.Hamilton 12+4reb+2ast, A.Galindo 7+1reb+3ast, J.Villegas 7+1ast, J.Akindele 6+11reb+4ast
gschID: 549823


Quebradillas - San German 100-94

Quebradillas are now 3-2 up on San German following a tough home victory. The hosts trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 37-24 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Piratas made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American guard Tu Holloway (182-89, college: Xavier) nailed a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 assists for the winning side and the former international Javier Mojica (190-84, college: Cent.Conn.St., agency: Paris Global Sports) accounted for 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international guard Gary Browne (185-93, college: W.Virginia, agency: Inception Sports) came up with a triple-double by scoring 25 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists and American power forward Justin Keenan (202-88, college: Ferris St.) added 18 points respectively for Atleticos in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Atleticos' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Quebradillas: T.Holloway 26+2reb+13ast, J.Mojica 22+7reb+4ast, W.Daniels 19+4reb, J.Bryan Diaz 16+11reb+1ast, A.Carmona 6+10reb+3ast, E.Rodriguez 6+2reb+1ast
San German: G.Browne 25+11reb+13ast, J.Keenan 18+4reb+2ast, D.Ebanks 17+3reb+1ast, I.Sosa Carrion 12+1reb, O.Branch 5+1ast, G.Ruiz 4+1reb
gschID: 549824





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Runkauskas re-signs at Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti - by Eurobasket News

Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti (Liga Nationala) confirmed in their roster 31-year old Lithuanian guard Marius Runkauskas (189-95kg-86, agency: Octagon Europe). He was a team leader there last season. In 37 Liga Nationala games he had very impressive stats: 16.5ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.3apg. Runkauskas helped them to make it to the final. Great season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League 3rd Team and to the All-Star Game. Runkauskas also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 10.5ppg, 2.0rpg and 3.7apg.
The previous (15-16) season Runkauskas played at Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL. In 38 games he averaged 4.8ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.4apg. He contributed to his team winning the Cup and make to league semifinals. Runkauskas also played 10 games in Eurocup where he got 5.6ppg and 1.5apg.
Runkauskas is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in France (Quimper UJAP), Latvia (ASK Riga) and Lithuania (Neptunas, Nafta-Uni-Akvaservis Klaipeda and Suduva) and Romania (Ploiesti).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Rambo is back at Lugano Tigers, ex BC Timisoara - by Luca Maffioli

Lugano Tigers (LNA) signed 26-year old American point guard Dominique Rambo (183-91, college: SAGU). It is actually his comeback to Lugano as he has played here before. Rambo played last season at BC Timisoara in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 18 games he had 8.4ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.6apg and 1.7spg.
The previous (15-16) season Rambo played at Lugano Tigers where in 34 LNA games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 4.9rpg, 4.9apg and 1.8spg. He helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Swiss LNA All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
Rambo was voted All-NAIA D1 Player of the Year back in 2014 at his college time.
Rambo has played also professionally in Morocco (Itihad de Tanger).
He attended SW Assemblies of God University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kulagin may be back at Zenit - by Eurobasket News

Zenit Saint Petersburg (VTB) is close to sign 25-year old international swingman Dmitrii Kulagin (197-89kg-92, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) who played last time at CSKA Moscow. It will actually be his comeback to Zenit as he has played here before. In 17 Euroleague games he recorded 3.9ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.2apg last season. Kulagin helped them to make it to the Euroleague Final Four. He also played 25 games in VTB United League where he averaged 8.2ppg, 1.9rpg and 2.6apg. Kulagin contributed to his team winning the VTB United League championship.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Co-Young Player of the Year back in 2014.
Kulagin has been also a member of Russian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Russian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Kulagin also represented Russia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 11.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.0apg, FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 69.2%.
Kulagin has played previously for three other teams: Krasnie Krilya, BC Nizhny Novgorod and Zenit 2.
The scouts decsribe him following way: One of the brightest young talents in Russia, he has a great scoring ability, even in clutch moments. Also, he plays well at the defensive end, confirming his winning personality.

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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Sergeev comes back to Unics - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old point guard Pavel Sergeev (185-96kg-87, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). It is actually his comeback to Unics Kazan as he has played here before. Sergeev played most recently at Zenit (VTB). In 15 Eurocup games he recorded 4.4ppg and 1.8apg last season. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. Sergeev also played 29 games in VTB United League where he averaged 4.7ppg and 1.1apg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Sergeev played at Enisey. In 18 FIBA Europe Cup games he had 4.3ppg, 1.0rpg and 1.8apg. He contributed to his team making it to the FIBA Europe Cup Final Four. Sergeev also played 29 games in VTB United League where he got 5.6ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.7apg.
Sergeev's team won Russian Cup in 2014.
He was a member of Russian U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
Sergeev has played previously for two other teams: Spartak St.Petersburg and COP Kondrashina-Belova St.Petersburg.

Unics Kazan roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forward:
Vladislav Trushkin

Coach: Dimitris Priftis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Avtodor adds Sheleketo to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Avtodor Saratov (VTB) added to their roster 30-year old forward Maxim Sheleketo (204-104kg-87). He played last season at Sakhalin in the Superleague 1. In 28 games he was fourth best scorer with 15.0ppg and had 6.9rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3spg. Sheleketo helped them to make it to the cup final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 1 Domestic Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team.
He played in the final of VTB United League in 2015.
Sheleketo was a member of Russian U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
He is quite experienced player. Sheleketo has played also professionally in Italy, Latvia (VEF Riga), Slovenia (Un.Olimpija) and Russia (Unics Kazan, Khimki, Kupol-Rodniki, Samara 2nd team and Lokomotiv).
On Sheleketo: Strong inside player, very good rebounder and low post operator, who can score inside of hit the three pointer if left open; needs to improve his defensive skills.

Avtodor Saratov roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dramir Zibirov
Micah Downs
Fedor Klyuchnikov

Forward:
Maxim Sheleketo

Coach: Andrea Mazzon

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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Samoan U17 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Dru-Leo Ape
Ape
Tyrone Hettig
Hettig
Nathan Luapo
Luapo
Clarke Aiono
Aiono
Tumau Tautau
Tautau
#e#5
1Neueli Leitufia 167-PG-01
2George Peyroux 182-PG-02
3Ryan Taei 180-PG-02
4Livi Hirawani 180-PG-02
5Dru-Leo Ape 185-G-01
6Dante Vincento 190-G-00
7Tyrone Hettig 180-PG-02
8Nathan Luapo 175-PG-00
9Clarke Aiono 187-F-01
10Fa'Avesi Talamaivao 177-F-01
11Brett Mulitalo 185-F-00
12Tumau Tautau 195-F/G-00

Joseph Toalepai Head Coach



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Sakarya BSB inks Nikola Jankovic - by Eurobasket News

Sakarya Buyuksehir Basketbol (TBL) signed 23-year old Serbian power forward Nikola Jankovic (207-94, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at Un.Olimpija in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. Jankovic managed to play in three leagues last year. In 29 Liga Nova KBM games he was fourth best scorer with 12.9ppg and averaged 4.9rpg (#5 in the league), 1.2apg and 1.6spg. Jankovic helped them to win the league title and the cup. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Slovenian League All-Imports Team, 2nd Team and All-Defensive Team. Jankovic also played 7 games in Eurocup where he had 9.9ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.1spg. And finally he contributed to 25 games in ABA League where he recorded very remarkable stats: 16.6ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.1apg and 1.4spg.
he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League Player of the Year in 2017.
The previous (15-16) season Jankovic played at BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica in Serbian KLS. In 13 games he got 9.6ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.5apg and 1.2spg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Jankovic also played 29 games in ABA League where he got 9.3ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.2spg. Jankovic also spent pre-season at Spirou Charleroi (Scooore League) in Belgium that year.
Jankovic represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) three years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 10 games: Score-5 (15.5ppg), Reb-2 (9.4rpg), 1.1apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 62.7%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 45.3%.
Jankovic has played also professionally in Italy, Belgium (VOO Verviers Pepinster and Essor Charleroi) and Serbia (FMP II Beograd).

Sakarya Buyuksehir Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Can Korkmaz
Lazeric Jones
Dogukan Sanli

Forwards:
Mehmet Ozdogan
Nikola Jankovic
Metecan Birsen

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mega Bemax keeps Samardziski for another season - by Eurobasket News

BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica (KLS) re-signed 31-year old FYR Macedonian ex-international center Predrag Samardziski (215-110kg-86, agency: BeoBasket). He played there last season. In 14 KLS games he recorded 4.1ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.4apg. Samardziski helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 2 games in ABA League where he averaged just 2.5ppg and 2.0rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Samardziski played at Demir IBB in Turkish BSL. In 21 games he had 4.4ppg and 5.0rpg.
Among other achievements he won Macedonian League championship title in 2015. Samardziski received also Eurobasket.com All-Macedonian League 3rd Team award in 2015.
He represented FYR Macedonia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 7.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.2apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 44.1%, FT: 50.0%.
Samardziski is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Serbia (Partizan, Crvena Zvezda and BC Partizan NiS Beograd U19 team), Turkey (TED Kolejliler, Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi and Eskisehir Basket) and FYR Macedonia (MZT Skopje).
Samardziski's game is described as: A very skilled player, with good fundamentals, who is very versatile on the court (rebounds, passes, shooting from inside and outside) and who is expected to a solid delivery in any occasion;.

BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Rebic
Novak Music

Forward:
Andrija Marjanovic

Center:
Predrag Samardziski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Serbian U20 National Team -17 - by Greg

Serbian U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Dusan Beslac
Beslac
Ivan Bojanic
Bojanic
Nikola Cirkovic
Cirkovic
Stefan Djordjevic
Djordjevic
Milos Glisic
Glisic
#e#5
Dusan Beslac 198-SF-98 Dynamic BG Serbia
Ivan Bojanic 206-C/F-97 Sloga Serbia
Nikola Cirkovic 191-G-97 Dynamic BG Serbia
Stefan Djordjevic 206-C-98 Crvena Zv. U19 Serbia
Milos Glisic 206-PF-98 Vrsac Serbia
Slobodan Jovanovic 193-SG-97 Partizan NIS Serbia
Stefan Kenic 200-F-97 Smederevo Serbia
Vanja Marinkovic 198-SG-97 Partizan NIS Serbia
Novak Music 188-PG-98 Mega Bemax Serbia
Stefan Nikolic 203-F-97 Napoli Cuore Italy
Stefan Peno 198-G-97 FC Barcelona Spain
Aleksa Radanov 202-SF-98 FMP Serbia
Matija Radovic 201-F-98 Montverde Acad. USA
Borisa Simanic 209-PF-98 Crvena Zvezda Serbia
Dimitrije Spasojevic 205-F/C-97 Vrsac Serbia
Aleksa Stepanovic 206-F-98 Spars Sarajevo Bosnia
Nikola Tanaskovic 203-F-97 Partizan NIS Serbia
Luka Vasic 201-SF-98 Hartford USA




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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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



Miles Bowman is a newcomer at MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno - by Michal Duchovic

MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno (SBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American forward Miles Bowman (198-98kg-93). He just graduated from High Point (NCAA). Bowman has played there for the last three years. In 30 games he recorded 14.0ppg and 8.2rpg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to All-Big South Conference 2nd Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Bowman's team won Big South Conference Regular Season in 2016.

MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Boban Tomic
Vuk Djordjevic
Matus Jurcina
Igor Kurthy

Forwards:
Jozef Vojtek
Ladislav Stojanov
Sasa Jankovic
Matej Marchyn
Boris Belavy
Miles Bowman
Patrik Petrovsky
Lukaas Hoferica

Center:
Mise Diminic

Coach: Richard Duris



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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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



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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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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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Garcia re-signs at Azuqueca - by Eurobasket News

Isover Basket Azuqueca (EBA) confirmed in their roster 28-year old forward Carlos Garcia (200-89). He has played there for the last five seasons. In 26 EBA games he had 5.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.4apg last season.
Garcia has played previously for two other teams: Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B and Torrejon.

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Rafael Huertas signs at Santfeliuenc - by Eurobasket News

CB Santfeliuenc (EBA) landed 33-year old guard Rafael Huertas (191-84, agency: Court Side). He played most recently at Breogan in the LEB Gold. In 40 games he averaged 8.8ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.0apg last season. EBA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Huertas helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Burgos (also in LEB Gold) where in 28 games he had 8.5ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.0apg and 1.1spg.
Huertas has spent his entire career in Spain playing for eight other teams: Unicaja Malaga, Ourense, Caceres_Basket, Lliria, Melilla_Baloncesto, Menorca, Meridiano Alicante and Palencia_Baloncesto.

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Oriol Besora joins Valls Nutrion - by Eurobasket News

CB Valls Nutrion (EBA) agreed terms with 20-year old guard Oriol Besora (182-97). He played last season at C.B. Tarragona 2017 in the LEB Silver. LEB Silver was a little too high level for him, where in 27 games he had just 1.7ppg. EBA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.

CB Valls Nutrion roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Oriol Besora
Marc Navarro

Forwards:
Marc Gimenez
Pablo Fontanet

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Ferran Torres leaves Tarragona - by Eurobasket News

29-year old center Ferran Torres (201-88) left C.B. Tarragona 2017 (LEB Silver). Torres has played there for the last seven years. In 30 LEB Silver games he recorded 12.5ppg, 9.0rpg and 1.1apg last season. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Honorable Mention.
Torres' team made it to the LEB Silver Play-Off Semifinals in 2016.
He has played previously for two other teams: A.D. Tarragona and Vila-seca.

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Marcus Eriksson agreed terms with Gran Canaria - by Eurobasket News

Herbalife Gran Canaria (Liga Endesa) inked 24-year old Swedish international shooting guard Marcus Eriksson (201-87kg-93). He has played for the last three years at FC Barcelona in the Liga Endesa. In 32 games he recorded 6.8ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.0apg last season. Eriksson helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. Eriksson also played 21 games in Euroleague where he averaged just 2.1ppg and 1.3rpg.
Two years ago he was drafted by Atlanta Hawks (NBA) in second round (50th overall).
Among other achievements Eriksson's team won Spanish Liga Endesa Supercup in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 2nd Team award back in 2012 and 2013.
Eriksson was also a member of Swedish international program for some years. He played for Swedish Senior National Team between 2012 and 2013 and previously for U18 National Team between 2009 and 2011.
Eriksson also represented Sweden at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago.
He has played also professionally in Italy and Sweden (KFUM Uppsala).

Herbalife Gran Canaria roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Albert Oliver
Xavier Rabaseda
DJ Seeley
Marcus Eriksson

Forwards:
Eulis Baez
Pablo Aguilar
Shaquielle McKissic

Centers:
Ondrej Balvin
Anzejs Pasecniks
Luke Fischer

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Sasu Salin signs at Unicaja - by Eurobasket News

Unicaja Malaga (Liga Endesa) landed 26-year old Finn international guard Sasu Salin (191-91). He has played for the last two years at Gran Canaria in the Liga Endesa. In 33 games he averaged 6.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.0apg last season. Salin helped them to win the Supercup. He also played 16 games in Eurocup where he had 9.3ppg and 1.4rpg. Salin contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com Slovenian League All-Defensive Team award back in 2012 and 2014.
Salin has been also a member of Finnish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Finnish senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Salin also represented Finland at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 13.2ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.8apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 38.5%, FT: 83.3%.
Salin has played previously professionally in Finland (Espoo Honka and Tapiolan Honka) and Slovenia (Un.Olimpija).
His game is described as: A great shooter from outside, has also quick legs and arms to defend well on the perimeter. Has yet upside at the SG position.

Unicaja Malaga roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dragan Milosavljevic
Nemanja Nedovic
Sasu Salin
Alberto Diaz

Forwards:
Carlos Suarez
Jeffrey Brooks
Daniel Diez

Center:
Giorgi Shermadini

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Caceres keep Corrales for another season - by Eurobasket News

Caceres Patrimonio de la Humanidad (LEB Gold) re-signed 22-year old point guard Guillermo Corrales (180-95). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 34 LEB Gold games he recorded 4.7ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.9apg and 1.4spg last season.
Corrales won Spanish LEB Silver championship title in 2015.
He has played previously for two other teams: Sevilla and Real Betis Energia Plus Sevilla 2nd team.

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Jimenez re-signs at Menorca - by Eurobasket News

Menorca Talaiotica CCE Sant Lluis (EBA) confirmed in their roster experienced 36-year old point guard Jorge Jimenez (182-81). He has played there for the last six seasons. In 24 EBA games he had very impressive stats: 15.2ppg, 2.0rpg and 4.2apg last season.
Jimenez won Spanish LEB Gold Play-Off championship title in 2012.
He has spent his entire career in Spain playing for six other teams: Magia_Huesca, Melilla_Baloncesto, Baloncesto Fuenlabrada, Gandia, Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B and CB Illescas.
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Menorca.

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Zaragoza keeps Garcia for another season - by Eurobasket News

Tecnyconta Zaragoza (Liga Endesa) re-signed 20-year old point guard Sergi Garcia (193-97). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 28 Liga Endesa games he recorded 4.5ppg, 1.3rpg and 2.3apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Garcia played at Simply Olivar Zaragoza (LEB Silver) where in 13 games he averaged 11.2ppg, 3.5rpg, 3.2apg and 1.8spg.
His team made it to the Cup (Cope del Rey) Semifinals in 2014.
Garcia represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) last year. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 7 games: 8.0ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.6apg, Steals-5 (2.3spg), FGP: 36.8%, 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 50.0%.
Garcia has played previously for Islas Baleares.

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Marcus Eriksson agreed terms with Gran Canaria - by Eurobasket News

Herbalife Gran Canaria (Liga Endesa) inked 24-year old Swedish international shooting guard Marcus Eriksson (201-87kg-93). He has played for the last three years at FC Barcelona in the Liga Endesa. In 32 games he recorded 6.8ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.0apg last season. Eriksson helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. Eriksson also played 21 games in Euroleague where he averaged just 2.1ppg and 1.3rpg.
Two years ago he was drafted by Atlanta Hawks (NBA) in second round (50th overall).
Among other achievements Eriksson's team won Spanish Liga Endesa Supercup in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 2nd Team award back in 2012 and 2013.
Eriksson was also a member of Swedish international program for some years. He played for Swedish Senior National Team between 2012 and 2013 and previously for U18 National Team between 2009 and 2011.
Eriksson also represented Sweden at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago.
He has played also professionally in Italy and Sweden (KFUM Uppsala).

Herbalife Gran Canaria roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Albert Oliver
Xavier Rabaseda
DJ Seeley
Marcus Eriksson

Forwards:
Eulis Baez
Pablo Aguilar
Shaquielle McKissic

Centers:
Ondrej Balvin
Anzejs Pasecniks
Luke Fischer

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  SWITZERLAND  


Haukar signs Roger Woods, ex Lausanne - by Eurobasket News

Haukar Hafnarfjordur (Dominos League) signed 24-year old American forward Roger Woods (196-104kg-93, college: UALR). He played last season at BBC Lausanne in Swiss LNA league, but left the team in Feb.'17. In 10 games he had 12.7ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.1apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Woods' college team won Sun Belt Tournament in 2016. He was also voted All-Sun Belt 3rd Team in 2016.
Woods graduated from University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

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Starwings ink Petar Babic, ex Zabok - by Luca Maffioli

Starwings Basket Regio Basel (LNA) signed 32-year old Croatian ex-international guard Petar Babic (190-85). He played last season at KK Zabok in Croatian A1 league. In 12 games he had 7.2ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.8apg and 1.8spg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Babic spent at BC Raiffeisen Flyers Wels in Austrian A Bundesliga where in 30 games he recorded 5.8ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.9apg. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Babic also played that season for KK Zaprude (A2) in Croatian league. In 30 games he averaged 5.8ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.9apg.
Babic won Croatian A1 League championship title in 2011.
He was also a member of Croatian international program for some years. Babic played for Croatian Senior National Team back in 2007 and previously for U20 National Team in 2005.
He represented Croatia at the Mediterranean Games eight years ago.
Babic has played also professionally in Romania (Craiova), Slovakia (Inter Bratislava) and Croatia (KK Zagreb and Rudes).

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Rambo is back at Lugano Tigers, ex BC Timisoara - by Luca Maffioli

Lugano Tigers (LNA) signed 26-year old American point guard Dominique Rambo (183-91, college: SAGU). It is actually his comeback to Lugano as he has played here before. Rambo played last season at BC Timisoara in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 18 games he had 8.4ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.6apg and 1.7spg.
The previous (15-16) season Rambo played at Lugano Tigers where in 34 LNA games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 4.9rpg, 4.9apg and 1.8spg. He helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Swiss LNA All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
Rambo was voted All-NAIA D1 Player of the Year back in 2014 at his college time.
Rambo has played also professionally in Morocco (Itihad de Tanger).
He attended SW Assemblies of God University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

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Tahitian U17 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Manui Wang
Wang
Arutahi Teore
Teore
Manatoa Perez
Perez
Manarai Thunot
Thunot
Sayfhalla Rezzouq
Rezzouq
#e#5
4Manui Wang 179-PG-00
5Maui Roopina 179-PG-02
6Marotea Perry 173-SF-02
7Manoarii Nakamura 170-PG-02
8Arutahi Teore 187-G-00
9Nae Roy 183-SG-01
10Manatoa Perez 188-C-01
11Tutapu Tapi 183-SG-00
12Manarai Thunot 184-SF-01
13Sayfhalla Rezzouq 186-G-01
14Thomas Thebaud 179-SG-00
15Rirava Sarciaux 184-SF-00

Teva Rauzy Head Coach
Alfred Maraetefau Assistant



Tahitian U17 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Manui Wang
Wang
Arutahi Teore
Teore
Manatoa Perez
Perez
Manarai Thunot
Thunot
Sayfhalla Rezzouq
Rezzouq
#e#5
4Manui Wang 179-PG-00
5Maui Roopina 179-PG-02
6Marotea Perry 173-SF-02
7Manoarii Nakamura 170-PG-02
8Arutahi Teore 187-G-00
9Nae Roy 183-SG-01
10Manatoa Perez 188-C-01
11Tutapu Tapi 183-SG-00
12Manarai Thunot 184-SF-01
13Sayfhalla Rezzouq 186-G-01
14Thomas Thebaud 179-SG-00
15Rirava Sarciaux 184-SF-00

Teva Rauzy Head Coach
Alfred Maraetefau Assistant



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TBL Round 2 of Finals. Mono Vampire record second consecutive win - by Eurobasket News

Hitech - Mono Vampire 96-97

Mono Vampire outgunned Hitech to secure 2-0 lead in the championship series. The guests trailed by 8 points after three quarters before their 24-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Mono Vampire made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Hitech helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Filipino-American point guard Jason Brickman (181-91, college: LIU Brooklyn) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists. American forward Michael Singletary (198-88, college: Texas Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds. Singletary is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Mono Vampire players scored in double figures. American guard Avery Scharer (188-86, college: Shoreline CC) produced a double-double by scoring 29 points and 10 assists and his fellow American import center Jarred Shaw (208-90, college: Utah St.) added 27 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks respectively for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Hitech: A.Scharer 29+1reb+10ast, J.Shaw 27+8reb, N.Jaisanuk 12+4reb+2ast, C.Jakrawan 8+7reb+2ast, W.Suttisin 7+4reb+2ast, B.Lakhan 5+1reb+1ast
Mono Vampire: J.Brickman 18+8reb+10ast, M.Singletary 18+13reb+3ast, R.Johnson 15+10reb+1ast, A. Phuangla 14+4reb, C.Ananti 12+3reb, S.Sunthonsiri 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 550084





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Sakarya BSB inks Moustapha Fall, ex Chalon - by Eurobasket News

Sakarya Buyuksehir Basketbol (TBL) agreed terms with 25-year old French international center Moustapha Fall (218-92). He played last season at ES Chalon-Sur-Saone in French ProA. In 45 games he had 11.5ppg, 8.3rpg (#4 in the league), 2.4apg and 2.0bpg. Fall 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 Player of the Year, Domestic Player of the Year and Center of the Year. Fall also played 20 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 10.5ppg, 8.0rpg, 2.6apg and 1.8bpg. 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 European Player of the Year, Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup Defensive Player of the Year and Center of the Year.
The previous (15-16) season Fall played at Olympique Antibes (also in ProA). In 27 games he averaged 10.9ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.5bpg. And one more great season too as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention.
Fall has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He also represented France at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.3ppg, 5.3rpg, Blocks-5 (1.7bpg), FGP-2 (76.2%), FT: 60.0%.
Fall has played previously professionally also in Italy and France (Monaco and Poitiers).

Sakarya Buyuksehir Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Can Korkmaz
Lazeric Jones
Dogukan Sanli

Forwards:
Mehmet Ozdogan
Nikola Jankovic
Metecan Birsen

Center:
Moustapha Fall

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Istanbul BBSK keeps Olmaz for another season - by Eurobasket News

Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi (BSL) re-signed 21-year old center Ayberk Olmaz (210-96). He played there last season. In 16 BSL games he averaged just 2.1ppg and 1.8rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Olmaz was tested by TED Kolejliler. But in three BSL games he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound and 1 assist.
His team made it to the Turkish Cup Final Four in 2014.
Olmaz represented Turkey at the World Championships U19 in Heraklion (Greece) two years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 2.4ppg, 2.9rpg.
Olmaz has played previously for Fenerbahce.

Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Hakan Demirel
Jaka Klobucar
Michael Thompson

Forward:
Ugur Dokuyan

Centers:
Eric Buckner
Ayberk Olmaz

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Sakarya BSB inks Nathan Boothe, ex The Flexx PT - by Eurobasket News

Sakarya Buyuksehir Basketbol (TBL) signed 23-year old American center Nathan Boothe (206-113kg-94, college: Toledo). He played last season at The Flexx Pistoia in Italian Serie A. In 32 games he had 11.0ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.4apg.
Boothe has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team was regular season runner-up in MAC West Division in 2015. Boothe was also voted NABC All-District 14 1st Team in 2016 at his college time.
Boothe graduated from University of Toledo in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.
He could be described: Provides team with a much-needed physical presence in the post. Solid passer who can also knock down shots from the perimeter.

Sakarya Buyuksehir Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Can Korkmaz
Lazeric Jones
Dogukan Sanli

Forwards:
Mehmet Ozdogan
Nikola Jankovic
Metecan Birsen

Centers:
Moustapha Fall
Nathan Boothe

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Duzce Belediye adds Erden to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Duzce Belediye (TBL) added to their roster 21-year old forward Tamer Erden (190-96) from Pertevniyal. In 30 TBL games he recorded just 2.9ppg and 1.6rpg last season.
Erden won U20 Championships in 2014.

Duzce Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

Baris Yalman
Genco Ozan Dilik
Eren Ocakturk
Berkay Demirci
Ayberk Guleryuz
Tamer Erden

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Berkay Demirci signs at Duzce Belediye - by Eurobasket News

Duzce Belediye (TBL) landed 26-year old Berkay Demirci (91). He has played for the last three years at Orman Genclik in the TB2L. In 23 games he averaged 4.0ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.5apg last season. Demirci helped them to win the TB2L title.
He has played previously for five other teams: Mulkiye, ASE Anadolu, Hacettepe, Adanaspor and Baskent Genclik.

Duzce Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

Baris Yalman
Genco Ozan Dilik
Eren Ocakturk
Berkay Demirci
Ayberk Guleryuz

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Sakarya BSB keeps Jones for another season - by Eurobasket News

Sakarya Buyuksehir Basketbol (TBL) re-signed 27-year old American point guard Lazeric Jones (182-85kg-90, college: UCLA). He played there last season. In 13 TBL games he recorded 13.2ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.0apg. Jones helped them to win the TBL title (twice) (also twice). Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TBL 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Pinar Karsiyaka (BSL) where in 5 games he averaged 13.8ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.6apg. Jones contributed to his team making it to the cup final. Jones also played 5 games in Eurocup where he had 9.2ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.6apg and 1.2spg. The other team Jones played that season for was another team Iowa Energy in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen. In 21 games he got impressive 16.1ppg, 4.2rpg, 4.8apg and 1.7spg.
Jones has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
He is a very experienced player. Jones has played also professionally in Greece (KAO Dramas), Hungary (Szolnok), Israel (Maccabi Rishon) and NBA (Memphis Grizzlies).
He attended Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Another SG at collegiate level who will move at the point turning professional. Definitely a scorer, with a typical "street baller" skills, he's very effective with the ball in his hands thanks to great ball handling and fakes repertory. Gives his best when he penetrates inside to create for himself and teammates, needs to improve court vision and passing vs. lined up defenses.

Sakarya Buyuksehir Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Can Korkmaz
Lazeric Jones
Dogukan Sanli

Forwards:
Mehmet Ozdogan
Metecan Birsen

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Sakarya BSB inks Nikola Jankovic - by Eurobasket News

Sakarya Buyuksehir Basketbol (TBL) signed 23-year old Serbian power forward Nikola Jankovic (207-94, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at Un.Olimpija in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. Jankovic managed to play in three leagues last year. In 29 Liga Nova KBM games he was fourth best scorer with 12.9ppg and averaged 4.9rpg (#5 in the league), 1.2apg and 1.6spg. Jankovic helped them to win the league title and the cup. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Slovenian League All-Imports Team, 2nd Team and All-Defensive Team. Jankovic also played 7 games in Eurocup where he had 9.9ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.1spg. And finally he contributed to 25 games in ABA League where he recorded very remarkable stats: 16.6ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.1apg and 1.4spg.
he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League Player of the Year in 2017.
The previous (15-16) season Jankovic played at BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica in Serbian KLS. In 13 games he got 9.6ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.5apg and 1.2spg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Jankovic also played 29 games in ABA League where he got 9.3ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.2spg. Jankovic also spent pre-season at Spirou Charleroi (Scooore League) in Belgium that year.
Jankovic represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) three years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 10 games: Score-5 (15.5ppg), Reb-2 (9.4rpg), 1.1apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 62.7%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 45.3%.
Jankovic has played also professionally in Italy, Belgium (VOO Verviers Pepinster and Essor Charleroi) and Serbia (FMP II Beograd).

Sakarya Buyuksehir Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Can Korkmaz
Lazeric Jones
Dogukan Sanli

Forwards:
Mehmet Ozdogan
Nikola Jankovic
Metecan Birsen

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Dwight Hardy joins Galatasaray - by Eurobasket News

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (BSL) agreed terms with 30-year old American (has also Congolese passport) shooting guard Dwight Hardy (188-89kg-87, college: St.John's) from Trabzonspor. Hardy has played there for the last three years. In 30 BSL games in Turkey he had 14.7ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.7apg and 1.1spg last season.
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 Hardy played in the final of EuroChallenge in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Honorable Mention in 2016.
Hardy has played also professionally in Italy (The Flexx Pistoia, Scandone Avellino, Basket Barcellona and Virtus Bologna).
He attended St. John's University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.
On Hardy: A talented guard with great scoring skills and the typical personality of the NY players. Loves to shot and can earn lots of fouls, in his first professional season he showed a great leadership and team mentality that could grant him a bright career.

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Mustafa Bakir Gorur joins Bursaspor - by Eurobasket News

Bursaspor (TBL) agreed terms with 29-year old forward Mustafa Bakir Gorur (204-88, agency: 1x1 Sports) from Istanbulspor. In 36 TBL games he had 8.9ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.3apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Gorur played at Denizli Basket where in 36 TBL games he recorded 8.4ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.4apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team was regular season runner-up in Turkish TB2L in 2014. Gorur was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TB2L 2nd Team back in 2014.
He represented Turkey at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. Gorur's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 8 games: 2.9ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.1spg.
Gorur has played previously for seven other teams: Turk Telekom, Beykoz, Aliaga, FMV Isik, Vestel, Pi Koleji and FMV Isik.

Bursaspor roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Karlo Vragovic
Turgay Gedikli

Forwards:
Dejan Borovnjak
Can Ozcan
Mustafa_Bakir Gorur
Gokhan Yazicioglu
Kaan Sariaslan

Center:
Umit Turkoglu

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Onat Akis signs at Mugla Orman - by Eurobasket News

Mugla Ormanspor (TBL) landed 30-year old point guard Onat Akis (187-87) from Samsunspor DSI. In 16 TBL games he averaged 3.4ppg and 1.1apg last season. Akis also played that season for TED Kolejliler (BSL) where in 10 games he had just 2.1ppg.
His team won Turkish TB2L Regular Season in 2013.
Akis has played previously for eight other teams: Tofas, Tuborg, Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi, Konyaspor, Gelisim, Usak Sportlif, Akhisar Bld and Socar Petkim.

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Cagil Topbas signs at Mugla Orman - by Eurobasket News

Mugla Ormanspor (TBL) landed 27-year old Cagil Topbas (90). He played most recently at Orman Genclik in the TB2L. In 29 games he averaged 9.3ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.9apg last season. Topbas helped them to win the TB2L title (twice).
The previous (15-16) season he played at Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi (also in TB2L) where in 27 games he had 12.3ppg, 2.7rpg and 5.3apg.
Topbas has played previously for three other teams: Izmir Buyuksehir Belediyesi, Denizli Basket and Asut Mersin.

Mugla Ormanspor roster for 2017-2018:

Onat Akis
Baris Erlim
Cagil Topbas
Yigit Yuceer

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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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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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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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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

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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
.

Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Hakan Demirel
Jaka Klobucar
Michael Thompson

Forward:
Ugur Dokuyan

Center:
Eric Buckner

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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
gschID: 549469


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
gschID: 549470





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  VENEZUELA  


Vaughn comes back to Indios de San Francisco, ex Gaiteros - by Eurobasket News

Indios de San Francisco (LNB) inked 29-year old American center Julian Vaughn (208-111kg-88, college: Georgetown). It is actually his comeback to San Francisco as he has played here before. Vaughn played most recently at Gaiteros in Venezuelan LPB league. He managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 6 LPB games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.3ppg, 7.2rpg and 2.0bpg. Vaughn also played that season for Stelmet in Polish PLK. The team played in three different competitions that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 18 PLK games he averaged 7.1ppg and 3.5rpg. Vaughn helped them to make it to the Supercup final. He also played 1 game in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 4 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 3 blocks. Vaughn also played 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 5.1ppg and 3.9rpg.
Among other achievements Vaughn won Czech Republic League championship title in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League All-Defensive Team award back in 2013.
Vaughn is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Vaughn has played previously professionally in Belgium (Antwerp Giants), Dominican Rep., Greece (PAOK Thessaloniki and KAO Dramas), Cyprus (Keravnos) and Czech Republic (CEZ Nymburk).
He attended Georgetown University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE  


Avtodor adds Sheleketo to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Avtodor Saratov (VTB) added to their roster 30-year old forward Maxim Sheleketo (204-104kg-87). He played last season at Sakhalin in the Superleague 1. In 28 games he was fourth best scorer with 15.0ppg and had 6.9rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3spg. Sheleketo helped them to make it to the cup final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 1 Domestic Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team.
He played in the final of VTB United League in 2015.
Sheleketo was a member of Russian U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
He is quite experienced player. Sheleketo has played also professionally in Italy, Latvia (VEF Riga), Slovenia (Un.Olimpija) and Russia (Unics Kazan, Khimki, Kupol-Rodniki, Samara 2nd team and Lokomotiv).
On Sheleketo: Strong inside player, very good rebounder and low post operator, who can score inside of hit the three pointer if left open; needs to improve his defensive skills.

Avtodor Saratov roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dramir Zibirov
Micah Downs
Fedor Klyuchnikov

Forward:
Maxim Sheleketo

Coach: Andrea Mazzon

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Thomas van der Mars agreed terms with Kalev/Cramo - by Janar

Defending champion BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn (Alexela KML) inked 27-year old Dutch international center Thomas van der Mars (208-107kg-90, college: Portland). He played most recently at AVIS UTILITAS Rapla (Alexela KML). In 38 games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 15.4ppg and had 12.3rpg (leader !!!) and 1.1apg last season. van der Mars helped them to make it to the final. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Center of the Year. van der Mars also played 14 games in Baltic League where he recorded very remarkable stats: 17.6ppg and 11.4rpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League Player of the Year, Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League European Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season van der Mars played at Enosi Kalathosfairisis Kavalas in Greek A2. In 14 games he averaged 3.4ppg and 3.9rpg.
van der Mars has been also a member of Dutch international program for some years. He has regularly played for Dutch senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2010.
van der Mars represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 4.0ppg, 4.0rpg.
van der Mars has played also professionally in Spain (Canarias Basketball Academy).
He attended University of Portland until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  WORLD CUP U19  


Eurobasket.com All-World Cup U19 Awards 2017 - by Greg

Eurobasket.com All-World Cup U19 1st Team 2017
Payton Pritchard
Pritchard
Lorenzo Bucarelli
Bucarelli
Tommaso Oxilia
Oxilia
Rowan Barrett Jr.
Barrett Jr.
Abu Kigab
Kigab

Best Player: Rowan Barrett Jr. (6'7''-SF-00) of Canada

1st Team
PG: Payton Pritchard (6'2''-PG-98) of USA
G/F: Lorenzo Bucarelli (196-G/F-98) of Italy
F: Tommaso Oxilia (198-F-98) of Italy
SF: Rowan Barrett Jr. (6'7''-SF-00) of Canada
F: Abu Kigab (6'7''-F-98) of Canada

2nd Team
G: Facundo Corvalan (188-G-98) of Argentina
F/G: Tadas Sedekerskis (203-F/G-98) of Lithuania
SF: Arnoldas Kulboka (205-SF-98) of Lithuania
F: Eric Vila (6'11''-F-98) of Spain
F: Killian Tillie (6'9''-F-98) of France

Honorable Mention
Brandon McCoy (7'1''-C-98) of USA
Oscar Da Silva (6'10''-PF-98) of Germany
Tai Wynyard (6'10''-C/F-98) of New Zealand
Rui Hachimura (6'8''-F-98) of Japan
Ahmed Khalaf (206-F/C-99) of Egypt
Amirhossein Azari (192-SF-98) of Iran
Jesus Cruz (195-F/G-98) of Puerto Rico
Yungi Ha (203-C-99) of South Korea
Blaise Keita (6'11''-C-99) of Mali
Silvio de Sousa (6'9''-PF-98) of Angola




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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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  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.
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