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  ABA  



Bulldogs stay in the ABA, but change team name - by Gianni Pascucci

Salisbury Bulldogs Owner/Coach Donnie Thornton has just communicated to Usbasket.com that his team will change name for the upcoming 2017-18 ABA season. The new team name will be West Maryland Bulldogs. Also, Thornton, who last season served as a part time player too, states that the coaching job is open for the 2017-18



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  ABA LEAGUE  


Mega Bemax keeps Kapetanovic for another season - by Eurobasket News

BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica (KLS) re-signed 20-year old guard Nemanja Kapetanovic (195-97, agency: BeoBasket). He played there last season. Kapetanovic managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). But in 9 KLS games he averaged just 0.8ppg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Kapetanovic also played 7 games in ABA League, but he had only 0.3ppg. And finally he contributed to 1 game in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 9 points, 1 assist and 1 steal. The other team Kapetanovic played that season for was Beovuk. In 11 KLS games he got 11.8ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.0spg.
He played in the final of Serbian U17 Championships in 2014.
Kapetanovic was a member of Serbian U17 National Team in 2014.
He has played previously for two other teams: Partizan and KK Jagodina.

BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Rebic
Novak Music
Nemanja Kapetanovic

Forward:
Andrija Marjanovic

Center:
Predrag Samardziski

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @yugobasket)

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  ALBANIA  


Albanian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Albanian U20 National Team 2017
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Skerdi Jareci
Jareci
Eraldo Kollovi
Kollovi
Frenki Lilaj
Lilaj
Idi Qilimi
Qilimi
Klein Strazimiri
Strazimiri
#e#5
Kevin Bare 175-PG-98
Xhoi Bejleri 194-SG-97
Oresti Beli 199-PF-98
Elidjon Dedaj 185-SG-97
Reldi Durrsi 196-SF-97 SK Tirana Albania
Kristi Gorea 200-C-97 Teuta Albania
Bledar Hanelli 185-G-97
Skerdi Jareci 194-F/G-98 SK Tirana Albania
Eraldo Kollovi 197-C-98 Flamurtari Albania
Daniel Lekndreaj 192-F-97 Vllaznia Albania
Frenki Lilaj 201-C-98 GBA Sparta Czech Republic
Theofilos Mimani 204-PF-98 Promitheas H. Greece
Ersi Oruci 188-C-98 Kamza Basket Albania
Aleksandros Prifti 197-F-98
Idi Qilimi 191-SF-98 Superior Albania
Reidi Rakaj 201-SF-97 Vllaznia Albania
Orgest Sela 196-PF-97
Emanuel Shushku 188-SG-97 Superior Albania
Klein Strazimiri 185-PG-98 SK Tirana Albania
Florian Zavalani 200-SF-97 SK Tirana Albania
Bruno Zyka 184-SG-97 Francavilla Italy




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  ARGENTINA  


Gaston Semiglia (ex U Atletica) signs at Rocamora - by Eurobasket News

Tomas de Rocamora (TNA) landed 26-year old Uruguayan forward Gaston Semiglia (192-91). He played in the summer at U Atletica in Uruguayan Metropolitan. In 9 games he averaged impressive 27.4ppg, 8.0rpg, 5.4apg and 2.0spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay LUB Honorable Mention.
Semiglia has played also professionally for other Uruguayan teams like Bohemios, Larranaga, Montevideo BC and Marne.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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VL Pesaro inks Pablo Bertone - by Eurobasket News

Consultinvest VL Pesaro (Serie A) agreed terms with 27-year old Argentinian shooting guard Pablo Bertone (193-90kg-90, college: Florida Atlantic, agency: Interperformances). He played last season at Instituto in Argentinian LigaA. In 60 games he had 11.4ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.6apg.
The previous (15-16) season Bertone played at Lanus (also in LigaA) where in 55 games he recorded 11.2ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.2apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Sun Belt West Division Regular Season in 2011. Bertone was also voted All-C-USA 1st Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Bertone has played also professionally in Spain (Palma).
He attended Florida Atlantic University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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LigaA Round 3 of Finals. Regatas Corrientes celebrate first victory - by Eurobasket News

Regatas C. - San Lorenzo 78-62

Regatas Corrientes registered the first victory in LigaA Finals. They held off San Lorenzo to cut the deficit at 1-2. The game was mostly controlled by Regatas Corrientes. San Lorenzo managed to win third quarter 15-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Pablo Espinoza (200-87) who scored 5 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists. American Chevon Troutman (202-81, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Four Regatas Corrientes players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was international forward Gabriel Deck (199-95) who recorded 22 points and 5 rebounds and the former international point guard Nicolas Aguirre (188-88) added 13 points and 8 assists respectively.
Top scorers:
Regatas C.: P.Quinteros 15+2reb+2ast, C.Troutman 15+5reb+2ast, F.Martina 14+6reb, S.Vidal 11+3reb+3ast, D.Sims 11+3ast, F.Ramirez 5+4reb
San Lorenzo: G.Deck 22+5reb, N.Aguirre 13+4reb+8ast, A.Perez Kaufmann 11+3reb+5ast, M.Mata 8+6reb+3ast, J.Meyinsse 4+1reb, M.Calfani 3+4reb+1ast
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Kelly is back at Barrio Parque - by Eurobasket News

Barrio Parque de Cordoba (TNA) signed 29-year old naturalized Italian shooting guard Juan Kelly (190-88). It is actually his comeback to Cordoba as he has played here before. Kelly played last season at San Isidro in the TNA. In 48 games he had 12.4ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.9apg and 1.4spg. Kelly helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Union where in 42 TNA games he recorded 14.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.8apg and 1.5spg. A very impressive season as he was named to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA Honorable Mention.
Kelly has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally also in Italy (C.U.S. Chieti) and Argentina (Independiente Neuquen, Instituto, P.Echague and Reconquista).

Barrio Parque de Cordoba roster for 2017-2018:

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Pais is back at San Isidro - by Eurobasket News

San Isidro San Francisco (TNA) signed 27-year old guard Felipe Pais (185-90). It is actually his comeback to San Francisco as he has played here before. Pais played last season at Platense in Argentinian TNA league. In 32 games he had very impressive stats: 17.2ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.8apg and 2.2spg (in top 3). Great season as he was named to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA Honorable Mention. Pais also spent pre-season at Defensor (LUB) in Uruguayan league that year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of Argentinian LigaA for two years in a row (2010 and 2011).
Pais has played previously for five other Argentina teams: Atenas, Union de Santa Fe, Union de Sunchales, Rocamora and Parque Sur.

San Isidro San Francisco roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Martin Muller
Felipe Pais
Agustin Perez

Forwards:
German Sciutto
Tomas Rossi

Center:
Jose Peralta

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @buddingmartin)

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Coach Ariel Rearte takes over at Ferrocarril - by Eurobasket News

Ferrocarril Oeste Capital Federal (LigaA) will be led by 41-year old coach Ariel Rearte (agency: DTMones) from Instituto.
The previous (15-16) season Rearte coached at Argentino.
Among other achievements his team won Argentinian LigaA Regular Season for two years in a row (2013 and 2014).
Rearte has been coaching Argentinian Senior National Team between 2016 and 2017.
He has coached previously two other teams: Regatas Corrientes and San Martin Corrientes.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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San Isidro adds Perez to their roster - by Eurobasket News

San Isidro San Francisco (TNA) added to their roster 18-year old guard Agustin Perez (187-99). He has played for the last two seasons at Perfora in the TFB. Perez helped them to win the Torneo Federal (Oeste) title.
He was a member of Argentinian U16 National Team two years ago.

San Isidro San Francisco roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Martin Muller
Agustin Perez

Forwards:
German Sciutto
Tomas Rossi

Center:
Jose Peralta

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @interbasquet)

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Rocamora adds Jovanovich to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Tomas de Rocamora (TNA) added to their roster experienced 34-year old power forward Marcos Jovanovich (202-83). He played last season at Penarol in the TFB.
Jovanovich won Argentinian Liga B Norte championship title in 2011.
He has spent his entire career in Argentina playing for eight other teams: La Union, Instituto, Hindu, Atletico Sastre, Obera Tennis Club, UNCAus, San Isidro and Sarmiento-Casinos Gala Resistencia Chaco.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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  ARMENIA  


Armenian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Armenian U20 National Team 2017
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Georgi Hovhannisyan
Hovhannisyan
Georgi Podkolzin
Podkolzin
Gabriel Ajemian
Ajemian
Aram Arslanian
Arslanian
Steven Enoch
Enoch
#e#5
Georgi Hovhannisyan 193-SG-99
Georgi Podkolzin 200-PG-99
Gabriel Ajemian 186-G-98
Aram Arslanian 190-G-98 Lake Forest USA
Zachary Davidyan 203-F/C-99
Steven Enoch 208-C-97 Louisville USA
Haykaz Grigoryan 195-F/G-97
Mikayel Hakobyan 185-G-97
Rudolf Harutyunyan 191-G/F-97
Maksim Kniazev 199-F-98
Justin Koyumjan 183-PG-98
Matthew Madoyan 195-F/G-97
Makani Whiteside 188-G St.John Bosco USA




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  AUSTRALIA  


Turner's double-double lands him State League Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

27-year old forward Ray Turner (206-F-90) had a great game in the last round for league's best team Willetton T. and receives a Australiabasket.com State League Player of the Week award for round 19.
He had a double-double of 34 points and 14 rebounds, while his team beat SW Slammers (#6, 12-8) 99-92. It allowed Willetton T. to consolidate first place in the Australian State League. Willetton T. have a solid 19-3 record. Turner has many years of experience at Willetton T., through which he has constantly improved. Texas A&M University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Turner is in league's top in points (5th best: 26.7ppg), rebounds (5th best: 12.8rpg) and averages solid 62.1% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Dee Oldham (193-G-94) of W.Adelaide B.. He is American guard in his first season at W.Adelaide B.. In the last game Oldham recorded impressive 46 points and 8 rebounds. Of course he led W.Adelaide B. to another comfortable win 88-75 over the lower-ranked C.District L. (#9, 2-13) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed W.Adelaide B. to move up to 3rd position in Premier League. His team's 10-6 record is not bad at all. Oldham is one of the most experienced players at W.Adelaide B. and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 27.7ppg (#3). His other stats are also decent: 8.3rpg and 3.7apg.

Third place about best performers goes to forward James Padgett (203-F-91) of Lakeside L. (#10). Padgett got into 30-points club by scoring 34 points in the last round. He went also for eighteen rebounds . Despite Padgett's great performance Lakeside L. lost 93-106 to the higher-ranked SW Slammers (#6, 12-8). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Lakeside L. not to end season at such low position in SBL, however are less than slim as they have already lost 15 games, recording just eight victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Padgett could try to bring Lakeside L.'s a little bit higher in the standings. Padgett has individually a great season in Australia. After 22 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 12.3rpg (7th best). He also has 1.1bpg and FGP: 51.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dyami Starks (188-G-92) of Bendigo B. - 49 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Chris Cameron (210-F/C-82) of Eltham W. - 41 points and 7 rebounds
6. Eian Davis (185-G-90) of S.Adelaide P. - 37 points, 3 rebounds and 11 assists
7. Anthony Drmic (198-G/F-92) of Southern T. - 42 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists
8. Brian Voelkel (198-F-92) of SW Slammers - 25 points, 17 rebounds and 8 assists
9. Tyler Monroe (201-F) of Maitland M. - 37 points, 16 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Daniel Moser) of Hornsby S. - 37 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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  AZERBAIJAN  


Azerbaijani U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic


Ismayil Aliyev190-SG-97
Omar Ahmadzadeh 188-G-99

Zakir Babazade 190-G-99
Jordan Davis 188-G-97 N.Colorado USA
Amit Gurban 180-PG-99
Nijat Mammadli 200-F-98
Akbar Mammadov 202-F-99
Murad Mustafazade 192-G/F-98
Endar Poladkhanli 198-F/C-98 GBA Sparta Czech Republic
Elshad Shirzadov 186-G-98
Nihad Taghiyev 184-SG-98




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  BARBADOS  


Pinelands steal Game 1 - by Eurobasket News

THE CLASSIC RIVALRY series is already off to one memorable start. Junior Moore had three late clutch baskets, including the big game-tying and go-ahead scores of Orange 3 Pinelands' unbelievable 71-69 comeback victory over Lumber Company Lakers in Monday's Game 1 of the Co-operators General Insurance Premier League basketball finals.
It proved the cap to a sensational turnaround at the Barbados Community College, where the defending champs were down by as many as 23 points (55-32) during a seemingly lopsided opener of their third finals matchup with Lakers in five years. Manuel Alleng eventually came off the bench to ignite a lead-changing 29-5 run (61-60), but the Pine still needed something more after Lakers went back up on a pair of Keefe Birkett pull-ups and Jehu Lafeuille's tip-in (66-64).
Courtesy of: nationnews.com



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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


Basketball Champions League Qualification Rounds and Regular Season draw completed - by Eurobasket News

The Official Draw Ceremony for the 2017-18 season of the Basketball Champions League took place on Tuesday in Mies, Switzerland.
Here are the results of the draw.
Group A: Monaco, Dinamo Sassari, Enisey, EWE Baskets, Hapoel Holon, UCAM Murcia, Winner of Kapfenberg vs. Benfica/Lukoil vs Juventus, Winner of Karpos Sokoli vs. Kalev/Cramo/Alba Fehervar vs. Pinar Karsiyaka
Group B: Chalon, Gaziantep, Iberostar Tenerife, Neptunas, PAOK, Ventspils, Winner of Keravnos vs. Avtodor/Mornar Bar vs. Orlandina, Winner of Bosna Royal vs. Ludwigsburg/Cluj Napoca vs. Brussels
Group C: AEK, Banvit, Bayreuth, Olimpija Ljubljana, Strasbourg, Umana Reyer, Winner of Lulea vs. Antwerp/Nizhny Novgorod vs. Rosa Radom, Winner of Groningen vs. Vytautas/Bakken Bears vs. Estudiantes
Group D: Aris, Oostende, Besiktas, CEZ Nymburk, Sidigas Avellino, Stelmet ZG, Winner of Sigal Prishtina vs. Tsmoki-Minsk/Budivelnyk vs. Nanterre, Winner of Dinamo Tbilisi vs. Joventut/Kataja vs. Telekom Baskets Bonn.

The Regular Season consists of four (4) groups of eight (8) teams each, with games played on a home and away basis and in a round robin format. The four (4) best ranked teams from each group will advance to the Play-Offs. The action will tip off on 10 October.
Qualification Round 1
Game 1: Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO) vs Divina Seguros Joventut (ESP)
Game 2: Keravnos (CYP) vs Avtodor Saratov (RUS)
Game 3: Bosna Royal Sarajevo (BIH) vs MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg (GER)
Game 4: Karposh Sokoli (MKD) vs Kalev Cramo (EST)
Game 5: Donar Groningen (NED) vs Vytautas (LTU)
Game 6: SIGAL Prishtina (KOS) vs BC Tsmoki-Minsk (BLR)
Game 7: Kapfenberg Bulls (AUT) vs Benfica (POR)
Game 8: BC Lulea (SWE) vs Telenet Giants Antwerp (BEL)

Qualification Round 2
Game 9: Winner of Karposh Sokoli-Kalev Cramo vs Alba Fehervar (HUN)
Game 10: Winner of Dinamo Tbilisi-Divina Seguros Joventut vs Kataja Basket (FIN)
Game 11: Winner of BC Lulea-Telenet Giants Antwerp vs Nizhny Novgorod (RUS)
Game 12: Winner of Keravnos BC-Avtodor Saratov vs KK Mornar Bar (MNE)
Game 13: Winner of Kapfenberg Bulls-Benfica vs Lukoil Academic (BUL)
Game 14: Winner of Bosna Royal Sarajevo-MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg vs U-BT Cluj Napoca (ROU)
Game 15: Winner of Donar Groningen-Vytautas vs Bakken Bears (DEN)
Game 16: Winner of SIGAL Prishtina-BC Tsmoki-Minsk vs Budivelnyk (UKR)

Qualification Round 3
Game 17: Winner of SIGAL Prishtina-BC Tsmoki-Minsk/Budivelnyk vs Nanterre 92 (FRA)
Game 18: Winner of BC Lulea-Telenet Giants Antwerp/Nizhny Novgorod vs Rosa Radom (POL)
Game 19: Winner of Keravnos BC-Avtodor Saratov/KK Mornar Bar vs Orlandina Basket (ITA)
Game 20: Winner of Kapfenberg Bulls-Benfica/Lukoil Academic vs Juventus Utena (LTU)
Game 21: Winner of Dinamo Tbilisi-Divina Seguros Joventut/Kataja Basket vs Telekom Baskets Bonn (GER)
Game 22: Winner of Donar Groningen-Vytautas/Bakken Bears vs Movistar Estudiantes (ESP)
Game 23: Winner of Karposh Sokoli-Kalev Cramo/Alba Fehervar vs Pinar Karsiyaka (TUR)
Game 24: Winner of Bosna Royal Sarajevo-MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg/U-BT Cluj Napoca vs Basic-Fit Brussels (BEL)

All Qualification Rounds games are played in a home and away format with the action getting underway on 19 September 2017. The eight (8) winners of Qualification Round 3 qualify for the Regular Season, joining the 24 directly qualified teams in the main draw. The draw was carried out in such a way as to prevent teams from a same country facing each other in the Qualification Rounds and in the Regular Season.
Courtesy of: basketballcl.com



Coach Sharon Drucker (ex Maccabi Rishon) agreed terms with Lukoil Academic Sofia - by Eurobasket News

Lukoil Academic Sofia (NBL) will be guided by 50-year old Israeli coach Sharon Drucker (agency: BeoBasket). He has coached for the last two years at Maccabi Rishon in Israeli Winner League.
Among other achievements Drucker's team made it to the Premier League Semifinals in 2003, 2013 and 2015. He was selected to Israeli Premier League All-Star Game back in 2012.
Drucker was coaching Israeli U20 National Team between 2002 and 2014.
He is a very experienced coach. Drucker has coached also professionally in Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Russia (Ural Great) and Israel (Galil Gilboa and Hapoel Jerusalem).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Banvit inks Can Altintig - by Eurobasket News

Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (BSL) agreed terms with 30-year old ex-international guard Can Altintig (195-93kg-87). He played last season at Acibadem in the TBL. In 38 games he had 10.5ppg, 2.6rpg and 3.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season Altintig played at Pinar Karsiyaka. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 31 BSL games he recorded 5.2ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.9apg. Altintig helped them to make it to the cup final. He also played 10 games in Euroleague where he averaged 4.2ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.6apg. Altintig also played 8 games in Eurocup where he got 4.3ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.1apg.
He played in the final of EuroChallenge in 2015.
Altintig was also a member of Turkish international program for some years. He played for Turkish Senior National Team back in 2009 and previously for U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
Altintig also represented Turkey at the Mediterranean Games eight years ago.
He has played previously for four other teams: Tofas, Trabzonspor, Fenerbahce and Uludag Universitesi.

Banvit Basketbol Kulubu roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Can Altintig
Tony Taylor

Forwards:
Damian Kulig
Angelo Caloiaro

Center:
Gasper Vidmar

Coach: Saso Filipovski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Rosa Radom signs Patrik Auda - by Eurobasket News

Rosa Radom (PLK) signed 28-year old Czech power forward Patrik Auda (206-107kg-89, college: Seton Hall, agency: Octagon Europe). He played last season at ICL Manresa in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 25 games he had 9.6ppg and 3.9rpg. Auda helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at AZS Koszalin (TBL) where in 26 games he recorded 14.4ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.5apg.
Auda represented Czech Republic at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 4.1ppg, 1.6rpg.
Auda has played previously professionally in Poland (Polfarmex) and Czech Republic (MMCITE Brno).
He attended Seton Hall University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
Auda could be described: Patrik is a member of the Czech National Team. Left-handed PF - 206cm. Big variety of a game. Efficient in the post but also likes to play from outside. Very good off the drible and taking it to the basket. A good shooter from the three point line. Very good in transition offense. Played for Seton Hall University in the BIG EAST Conference for 4 years from 2010 to 2014. Became the first Seton Hall Men's Basketball Three-time Big East Academic All-Star.

Rosa Radom roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Daniel Szymkiewicz
Marcin Piechowicz
Filip Zegzula

Forwards:
Robert Witka
Patrik Auda
Lukasz Bonarek
Michal Sokolowski
Szymon Szymanski
Maciej Bojanowski

Center:
Igor Zaytsev

Coach: Wojciech Kaminski

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

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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Coach Sharon Drucker (ex Maccabi Rishon) agreed terms with Lukoil Academic Sofia - by Eurobasket News

Lukoil Academic Sofia (NBL) will be guided by 50-year old Israeli coach Sharon Drucker (agency: BeoBasket). He has coached for the last two years at Maccabi Rishon in Israeli Winner League.
Among other achievements Drucker's team made it to the Premier League Semifinals in 2003, 2013 and 2015. He was selected to Israeli Premier League All-Star Game back in 2012.
Drucker was coaching Israeli U20 National Team between 2002 and 2014.
He is a very experienced coach. Drucker has coached also professionally in Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Russia (Ural Great) and Israel (Galil Gilboa and Hapoel Jerusalem).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Alma Trieste may sign Royce White, ex London L. - by Eurobasket News

Pallacanestro Alma Trieste (Serie A2) is close to sign 26-year old American forward Royce White (203-122kg-91, college: Iowa State) who played last time at London Lightning in Canada. In 49 NBL Canada games he was third best scorer with impressive 20.9ppg and averaged 10.3rpg (#2 in the league), 5.6apg and 1.3spg last season. A very impressive year as he was voted USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Player of the Year and named to 1st Team.
In 2012 White was drafted by Houston Rockets (NBA) in first round (16th overall). He attended Iowa State and it may be his sixth season in pro basketball.
White has played previously professionally in NBA (Phi.76ers and Sacramento Kings) and NBA G League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Reno Bighorns).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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

26-year old point guard Russ Smith (183-PG-91) put on an amazing game in the last round for Luoyang and receives a Asia-basket.com NBL Player of the Week award for round 7.
He had a double-double of 63 points and 11 rebounds, while his team edged out Hunan (4-3) 111-107. Luoyang is placed at 7th position in Chinese NBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Luoyang will need more victories to improve their 4-3 record. In the team's last game Smith had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Luoyang, through which he has constantly improved. University of Louisville graduate has very impressive stats this year. Smith is league's best scorer averaging so far 59.1ppg. Smith is in league's top in and averages solid 4.3spg and 54.1% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Shannon Shorter (193-G-89) of Hebei X.. He is American guard in his first season at Hebei X.. In the last game Shorter recorded impressive double-double of 46 points and 21 rebounds. It was enough for Hebei X. to edge the higher-ranked Lhasa (#9, 4-3) by 3 points 148-145. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Hebei X. keeps 12th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-4 record. Shorter is one of the most experienced players at Hebei X. and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to center Michael Holyfield (211-C-92) of Beijing (#10). Holyfield got into 30-points club by scoring 35 points in the last round. He went also for twenty seven rebounds . He was a key player of Beijing, leading his team to a 101-72 easy win against Dongbu (#14, 0-7). The chances of Beijing ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 4 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Holyfield could help Beijing to bring them higher in the standings. Holyfield has a great season in China. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 22.2rpg (#1 in league). He also has 1.8bpg and FGP: 61.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kevin Murphy (196-G-90) of Guangxi - 50 points, 20 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Von Wafer (196-G-85) of Shaanxi W. - 50 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Arinze Onuaku (206-C/F-87) of Hunan - 36 points, 21 rebounds and 3 assists
7. James Mays (206-F/C-86) of Guizhou - 37 points and 20 rebounds
8. Charles Gaines (201-F-81) of Shaanxi W. - 39 points and 16 rebounds
9. Chris Johnson (210-PF-85) of Anhui - 30 points and 18 rebounds
10. Vladyslav Koreniuk (210-C-94) of Chongqing - 30 points, 20 rebounds and 4 assists

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



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Brandon Givens claims Colombian Liga DirecTV weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Brandon Givens (198-G-87) put on an amazing game in the last round for Piratas and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 22.
The 30-year old guard had a double-double of 36 points and thirteen rebounds, while his team beat Sabios (9-13) 89-83. 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. North Carolina Wesleyan College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Givens is league's best scorer averaging so far 24.1ppg. Givens is in league's top in and averages solid 55.6% FGP. Worth to mention Givens played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 35-year old American guard Michael Sneed (196-G-82) of league's best team Fast Break. Sneed impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 29 points and 13 rebounds. Of course Fast Break cruised to a 85-78 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Aguilas (#8, 5-17). Of course Fast Break still keep the league's top spot. His team belongs to top of the standings with 19-1 record and is considered one of the main candidates for the league title. Sneed is one of the most experienced players at Fast Break and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. Texas Southern University alumni Sneed played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas.

The third best performed player last round was Canadian Ashton Smith (187-G-89) of Sabios (#6). Smith got into 30-points club by scoring 32 points in the last round. He went also for eight rebounds and six assists. Despite Smith's great performance Sabios lost 83-89 to Piratas (9-13). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Sabios ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 13 games, recording just nine victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Smith could help Sabios to bring them higher in the standings. Smith has a great season in Colombia. After 18 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 21.6ppg (4th best) and assists with 5.2apg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ryan McCoy (183-PG-87) of Condores - 25 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Luis Almanza (196-F-91) of Condores - 17 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Eduardo Torres (195-F-81) of Condores - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Jose Rodriguez (197-PF-94) of Cimarrones - 24 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
8. John Velez (202-F-83) of Sabios - 22 points and 9 rebounds
9. Antonio Bivins (198-F-92) of Aguilas - 22 points and 8 rebounds
10. Neicer Lozano) of Piratas - 11 points and 6 rebounds

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



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Popovic re-signs at Fuenlabrada - by Eurobasket News

Montakit Fuenlabrada (Liga Endesa) confirmed in their roster experienced 35-year old Croatian international point guard Marko Popovic (185-82kg-82, college: S.Idaho JC, agency: Alti Sport). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 24 Liga Endesa games he had 13.0ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.1apg last season. A very impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Honorable Mention. Popovic also played 9 games in Eurocup where he recorded 12.2ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.7apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Popovic played in the final of VTB United League in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Bosman Player of the Year back in 2012.
Popovic has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2003 and previously for U20 National Team in 2002.
Popovic represented Croatia at the European Championships in Lithuania six years ago.
He is quite experienced player. Popovic has played also professionally in Russia (Unics Kazan and Khimki), Turkey, Lithuania (Zalgiris) and Croatia (Cibona and KK_Zadar).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Fuenlabrada.
Popovic attended College of Southern Idaho until 2001 and it will be his 17th (!!!) season as a professional player.

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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Enosi inks Giorgos Charalampous, ex Apoel - by Chris Mammides

AO Enosi ILIOU (C) agreed terms with 25-year old Cypriot guard Giorgos Charalampous (192-92). The last time (7-8) he played at Apoel in Cypriot Division A. Charalampous missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
Charalampous was named to Cyprus U16 National Team in 2008.

AO Enosi ILIOU roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giannis Bellas
Giorgos Charalampous
Odyseas Bellas

Forwards:
Christos Skalomenos
Athanasios Bolatoglou
Aris Fountas
Theodoris Panousopoulos

Center:
Kostas Mantalvanos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Rosa Radom signs Patrik Auda - by Eurobasket News

Rosa Radom (PLK) signed 28-year old Czech power forward Patrik Auda (206-107kg-89, college: Seton Hall, agency: Octagon Europe). He played last season at ICL Manresa in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 25 games he had 9.6ppg and 3.9rpg. Auda helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at AZS Koszalin (TBL) where in 26 games he recorded 14.4ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.5apg.
Auda represented Czech Republic at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 4.1ppg, 1.6rpg.
Auda has played previously professionally in Poland (Polfarmex) and Czech Republic (MMCITE Brno).
He attended Seton Hall University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
Auda could be described: Patrik is a member of the Czech National Team. Left-handed PF - 206cm. Big variety of a game. Efficient in the post but also likes to play from outside. Very good off the drible and taking it to the basket. A good shooter from the three point line. Very good in transition offense. Played for Seton Hall University in the BIG EAST Conference for 4 years from 2010 to 2014. Became the first Seton Hall Men's Basketball Three-time Big East Academic All-Star.

Rosa Radom roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Daniel Szymkiewicz
Marcin Piechowicz
Filip Zegzula

Forwards:
Robert Witka
Patrik Auda
Lukasz Bonarek
Michal Sokolowski
Szymon Szymanski
Maciej Bojanowski

Center:
Igor Zaytsev

Coach: Wojciech Kaminski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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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. Jones, Huracanes PP8.6 
 5. Santana, Titanes .8.6 
 6. Vargas, Metros S.7.7 
 7. Rhett, Leones SD7.7 
 8. Gilder, Caneros LR7.2 
 9. Hall, Soles SD6.9 
 10. Evangelista, Caner.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Juan CORONADO
  Reales LV
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Coronado, Reales LV6.5 
 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. Rhett, Leones SD3.6 
 9. Glenn, Metros S.3.6 
 10. Carter, Huracane.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Elpidio FORTUNA
  Leones SD
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Fortuna, Leones SD2.1 
 2. Suero, Indios SFM2.0 
 3. Jones, Huracanes PP1.8 
 4. Rose, Huracanes PP1.7 
 5. Valdez, Huracane.1.7 
 6. Beidler, Huracane.1.6 
 7. Suero, Indios SFM1.6 
 8. De-Leon, Metros S.1.5 
 9. Santana, Titanes .1.3 
 10. Gilder, Caneros LR1.3 
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. Jones, Huracanes PP1.3 
 4. Okosun, Reales LV1.3 
 5. Vargas, Metros S.1.2 
 6. Shannon, Indios S.1.1 
 7. Garcia, Indios SFM0.9 
 8. Santana, Titanes .0.9 
 9. Glenn, Metros S.0.8 
 10. Williams, Titanes .0.7 


LNB Round 19: Metros STGO defeats Indios SFM in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 19 in the LNB took place in San Francisco. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of their biggest opponent Indios SFM (13-7) to first ranked Metros STGO (15-5) 110-107 in the game for the first place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Indios SFM. Metros STGO made 23-of-27 free shots (85.2 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Metros STGO made 8 blocks. 24 personal fouls committed by Indios SFM helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for American Robert Glenn (203-89, college: IUPUI) who led his team to a victory scoring 29 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. point guard Adris De-Leon (180-84, college: E.Washington) helped adding 22 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Metros STGO's coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side American forward Terrence Shannon (203-79, college: Elgin CC) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Metros STGO maintains first place with 15-5 record. Indios SFM at the other side keeps the second position with seven games lost.
Seventh-ranked Titanes Licey (7-13) gave a tough game to fourth ranked Caneros LR (11-9) in La Romana. Caneros LR managed to secure only three-point victory 89-86. However their fans expected easier game. It was an exceptional evening for naturalized American guard Herbert Graham (196-93, college: Armstr.Atlantic) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. Lavell Payne accounted for 15 points and 12 rebounds. American guard Terrance Woodbury (201-87, college: Georgia) came up with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for Titanes Licey in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Caneros LR maintains fourth place with 11-9 record. Titanes Licey at the other side keeps the seventh position with 13 games lost.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Huracanes PP (12-8) against sixth ranked Reales LV (8-12) on Tuesday night. Visiting Huracanes PP was crushed by Reales LV in La Vega 103-82. Antonio Pena fired a double-double by scoring 28 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Luis Jacobo produced 14 points and 8 rebounds 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. Reales LV maintains sixth place with 8-12 record. Loser Huracanes PP keeps the third position with eight games lost.

Reales LV - Huracanes PP 103-82

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Huracanes PP (12-8) against sixth ranked Reales LV (8-12) on Tuesday night. Visiting Huracanes PP was crushed by Reales LV in La Vega 103-82. The game was mostly controlled by Reales LV. Huracanes PP managed to win third quarter 24-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Reales LV won last quarter 43-23. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Naturalized American Antonio Pena (204-86, college: Villanova) fired a double-double by scoring 28 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American swingman Ollie Bailey (201-85, college: Oklahoma City) chipped in 20 points and 7 rebounds. Naturalized American swingman Luis Jacobo (196-91, college: IPFW, agency: Mansfield and Associates) produced 14 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized American guard Maurice Carter (183-83, college: Robert Morris) added 15 points, 6 assists and 4 steals respectively for lost side. Four Huracanes PP players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Reales LV maintains sixth place with 8-12 record. Loser Huracanes PP keeps the third position with eight games lost.
Top scorers:
Reales LV: A.Pena 28+10reb+4ast, R.Beato 22+3reb, O.Bailey 20+7reb+2ast, S.Encarnacion 7+3reb+4ast, G.Sosa 7+1ast, Y.Minaya 7+8ast
Huracanes PP: M.Carter 15+1reb+6ast, L.Jacobo 14+8reb+3ast, J.Valdez 13+1reb+2ast, J.Young 11+2reb+3ast, L.Cabrera 8+5reb, A.Jones 6+3reb
gschID: 546100


Caneros LR - Titanes Licey 89-86

Seventh-ranked Titanes Licey (7-13) gave a tough game to fourth ranked Caneros LR (11-9) in La Romana. Caneros LR managed to secure only three-point victory 89-86. However their fans expected easier game. Titanes Licey cut a 13-point halftime deficit to three at the end of the game. Caneros LR players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. It was an exceptional evening for naturalized American guard Herbert Graham (196-93, college: Armstr.Atlantic) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. Naturalized American forward Lavell Payne (203-85, college: Cent.Florida) accounted for 15 points and 12 rebounds for the winning side. Payne is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Caneros LR players scored in double figures. American guard Terrance Woodbury (201-87, college: Georgia) came up with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and Henry Valdez added 14 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Titanes Licey in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Caneros LR maintains fourth place with 11-9 record. Titanes Licey at the other side keeps the seventh position with 13 games lost.
Top scorers:
Caneros LR: H.Graham 20+10reb+3ast, A.Williams 18+2reb, L.Payne 15+12reb+1ast, J.Pablo Montas 10+6reb+5ast, R.Scott 10+4reb+8ast, J.Garcia 8+6reb
Titanes Licey: T.Woodbury 15+8reb+4ast, H.Valdez 14+7reb, R.Hamilton 12+3reb+5ast, R.Crisostomo 9+3reb+1ast, K.Perez 9+4reb+3ast, B.Williams 8+9reb+1ast
gschID: 546099


Indios SFM - Metros STGO 107-110

The most exciting game of round 19 in the LNB took place in San Francisco. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of their biggest opponent Indios SFM (13-7) to first ranked Metros STGO (15-5) 110-107 in the game for the first place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Indios SFM. Metros STGO made 23-of-27 free shots (85.2 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Metros STGO made 8 blocks. 24 personal fouls committed by Indios SFM helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for American Robert Glenn (203-89, college: IUPUI) who led his team to a victory scoring 29 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Point guard Adris De-Leon (180-84, college: E.Washington) helped adding 22 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Metros STGO's coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side American forward Terrence Shannon (203-79, college: Elgin CC) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists and naturalized American guard Gerardo Suero (196-89, college: Albany) scored 28 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Metros STGO maintains first place with 15-5 record. Indios SFM at the other side keeps the second position with seven games lost.
Top scorers:
Metros STGO: R.Glenn 29+8reb+4ast, A.De Leon 22+5reb+7ast, A.Nunez 14+3reb, O.Lopez 11+1reb, E.Vargas 11+8reb+2ast, S.Taggart 8+5reb+1ast
Indios SFM: G.Suero 28+5reb+3ast, T.Shannon 22+10reb+5ast, J.Miguel Suero 20+5reb+6ast, S.Gibbs 17+4reb+2ast, A.Salas Flores 9+8reb+2ast, J.Vaughn 6+3reb
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Nardo signs Yancarlos Jefferson Rodriguez - by Eurobasket News

Nature Nardo (Serie B) signed 23-year old naturalized Dominican guard Yancarlos Jefferson Rodriguez (195-94) from Basket Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto. In 33 Serie B games he had 14.8ppg, 5.7rpg, 3.3apg and 1.6spg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Rodriguez played at Nuova Pallacanestro Monteroni where in 24 Serie B games he recorded very remarkable stats: 18.0ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.4apg and 1.9spg.
Rodriguez represented Italy at the Tryout camp for 3x3 at Youth Olympic Games six years ago.
He has played previously for five other teams: Montichiari, Osimo, Roma S.Azzurra, Roma Minerva and Brusati.
Rodriguez could be described: A talented guard who hasn' t yet the court vision and team mentality to become a PG. He's much more a 2 player with great scoring skills.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Suero's 39-point game gives him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

28-year old guard Gerardo Suero (196-G-89) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Indios SFM and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 18.
He had the game-high 39 points adding three rebounds and four assists for Indios SFM in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Reales LV (#6, 7-12) 109-108. Indios SFM maintains the 2nd position in Dominican Rep. league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Indios SFM will need more victories to improve their 13-7 record. In the team's last game Suero had a remarkable 77.8% from 2-point range and got seven three-pointers out of 14 attempts. He has many years of experience at Indios SFM, through which he has constantly improved. University at Albany graduate has very impressive stats this year. Suero is league's best scorer averaging so far 27.6ppg. Suero is in league's top in assists (5th best: 3.7apg) and averages solid 59.4% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Trey Gilder (206-PF-85) of Caneros LR. He is American forward in his first season at Caneros LR. In the last game Gilder recorded impressive double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Caneros LR lost that game 79-87 to the lower-ranked Soles SD (#8, 5-15). Caneros LR managed to keep the same 4th spot in the standings. His team's 11-9 record is not bad at all. Gilder is one of the most experienced players at Caneros LR and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 24.1ppg (#2). He also registered 7.2 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Juan Coronado (193-G-83) of Reales LV (#6). Coronado scored 23 points and passed fifteen assists (!!!). Despite Coronado's great performance Reales LV lost 108-109 to the higher-ranked Indios SFM (#2, 13-7). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Reales LV not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 12 games, recording just seven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Coronado could try to bring Reales LV's a little bit higher in the standings. Coronado has individually a great season in Dominican Republic. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 6.9apg (best passer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ollie Bailey (201-G/F-85) of Reales LV - 22 points and 7 rebounds
5. Brayan Martinez (203-F/C-91) of Soles SD - 22 points and 13 rebounds
6. Adris De Leon (180-PG-84) of Metros STGO - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
7. M.J. Rhett (206-PF-92) of Leones SD - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Kelly Beidler (199-F-88) of Huracanes PP - 16 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Angel Nunez (203-F-91) of Metros STGO - 15 points and 9 rebounds
10. Adris Rodriguez) of Reales LV - 14 points and 7 rebounds

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



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Amr Abou El Kheir replaces Orenga after U-19 World Cup failure - by Eurobasket News

The board of directors of the Egyptian Basketball Federation, headed by Magdi Abu Farikha, decided on Monday to hire Amr Abou El Kheir, coach of Alexandria's Al Ittihad men's team, as coach of the national U-19 team, replacing Juan Antonio Orenga , whose contract will end at the end of July. The decision of the federation came after the failure of the team to reach the quarterfinals of the World Cup, which ended Sunday in Cairo. The national team occupied the 12th place out of the 16 teams, according to Super Kora. The basketball federation had announced earlier that Orenga will be suspended from his position as the coach of the national team and the supervisor of the youth team after the World Cup because of the economic crises of the dollar, as Orenga's salary is $20,000, which the federation is not able to afford. Abou El Kheir managed to reach World Cup 2014, which was held in Spain after a 27-year absence of the Egyptian team from the tournament.
Courtesy of: egypttoday.com



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Las Vegas ESL Results! - by ESL News

The 2017 Las Vegas Eurobasket Summer League concluded Sunday with the game portion of the event. Martin Knezevic 's Eastern Conference and Western Conference teams each made it to the ESL Championship game! Western Conference winner Golden State was crowned champion after it's victory over Boston. In order to get to the finals Boston toppled Vincent Van Sliedregt's Milwaukee club, while Golden State took down Allen Mkrtychyan's Houston club. Milwaukee who lost it's first game won 4 consecutive games to get a shot at the eastern crown. Below are the box scores for all the games from the ESL Summer League in Vegas.

Game 1:
Minnesota v Dallas

#MinnesotaPtsRebAstStlBlk
4Shemiye McLendon23400
31Reed Mells71820
43Marcus Clark00100
70Zach Curran83100
74Jordan Omogbehin67010
79Michael Williams101000
96Jordan Cannon115110
98JD Tisdale172410
#DallasPtsRebAstStlBlk
40Zach Marbury93531
48Michael Dison02211
54Jordan Rutherford87110
71Kris Bell105102
76Tajai Johnson114110
91Tele Adenihun74110
94Ryan Caldwell33100
122Korval McElroy82210
123Angelo Adon32100
45Quinn Williams60000
Game 2:
Cleveland v Washington

#ClevelandPtsRebAstStlBlk
3Terrence Durham64110
12 Isaiah Cooper53110
36Johnny Cooksey99210
46Tre Howe21100
64Lance Stokes91120
73Vincent Roland83000
105Tyrus Fleetwood73110
136Torin Childs-Harris66110
#WashingtonPtsRebAstStlBlk
18Joshea Singleton187000
44KC Harrison24000
47John Reynoso01401
59Alex Perez46000
67Jordan Stotts46010
108Tre O'Neal03400
151Joe Brown86210
Game 3:
Atlanta v Boston

#AtlantaPtsRebAstStlBlk
0Kevin Dukes30100
30Cameron Gypsyn56100
35Manny Welch72210
58Daniel Mulamba410001
100Mack Johnson165130
115Chris Johnson85110
133Frankie Johnson23300
150Austin Glawe34100
#BostonPtsRebAstStlBlk
22Josh Mayberry262220
28Lorenzo Gonzalez21200
75John Holleman144113
88Maurice Taylor96220
106Sam Natt45320
130Carl Davis42200
142Joel Thomas44330
145Marterrace Brock64212
Game 4:
Houston v Lakers

#HoustonPtsRebAstStlBlk
6Xavier Colbert03110
14Emeche Wells157131
41Michael Harmon82310
69Henry Uwadiae67001
110Earl Peterson56000
127Brandon Robinson54110
143Keith Porter58230
154Alex Smith84000
#LA LakersPtsRebAstStlBlk
15Jimmy Scroggins72100
29Matt Banton83300
57Evan Zabriski89010
72Andrew Fishler67013
82Ray Sansom53100
93Trenton Richardson23111
119Jalen Richard03000
138Joey Puddister91210
Game 5:

Atlanta v Washington

#AtlantaPtsRebAstStlBlk
0Kevin Dukes50210
30Cameron Gypsyn91000
35Manny Welch02300
58Daniel Mulamba167010
100Mack Johnson45210
115Chris Johnson47010
133Frankie Johnson163200
150Austin Glawe31010
#WashingtonPtsRebAstStlBlk
18Joshea Singleton97001
44KC Harrison61000
47John Reynoso22110
59Alex Perez80100
67Jordan Stotts117211
108Tre O'Neal123200
151Joe Brown84122
Game 6:
Toronto v Chicago

#TorontoPtsRebAstStlBlk
8Christian Graves32100
10Jordan Poydras42110
24Xavier Young07000
26Hanif Carter30110
38Guy Johnson01210
55Marcus Bryce1212010
66RJ Freeman88112
116Dante Robinson71220
101Khari Holloway173210
#ChicagoPtsRebAstStlBlk
1Jeremy Hines102020
19Hakim Arnold1010110
21Joey Bennett63100
27Christian Downey100000
39Keenan Smith31200
65Josh Palmer65121
78Jarrod Sheffield73110
149Caleb Mack22100
155Justin Ball66100
Game 7:
Utah v Golden State

#UtahPtsRebAstStlBlk
23Victor Jones22110
25Elliott Meredith154311
61Corey Hammell109000
68Jarion Henry45100
83Rico Overall20120
103Quayshaun Bass73031
125Henry Moore30100
129Miles Robinson62020
#Golden StatePtsRebAstStlBlk
16Kohl Meyer83200
89Ed Caldwell01010
90Demetris Morant814001
117Davis Zonne30100
118Nehemiah Jones52100
139Frank Schettino111710
144Josh Major101220
146Eddie La Torre53210
137Jamelle Tolliver70100
Game 8:
Philadelphia v Boston

#PhiladelphiaPtsRebAstStlBlk
7Wilber Everett84110
9Jared Bard64200
97Brandon Scott65011
111Marquis Marshall145110
126Maurice Alexander24500
131Rashad Ray82310
132Richie Lewis58510
67Jordan Goodman1710011
#BostonPtsRebAstStlBlk
22Josh Mayberry113411
28Lorenzo Gonzalez27410
75John Holleman207120
88Maurice Taylor912201
106Sam Natt85500
130Carl Davis93200
142Joel Thomas54100
145Marterrace Brock73200
Game 9:
Minnesota v Utah

#MinnesotaPtsRebAstStlBlk
4Shemiye McLendon111430
31Reed Mells20200
43Marcus Clark41110
70Zach Curran62000
74Jordan Omogbehin68010
79Michael Williams41000
96Jordan Cannon51011
98JD Tisdale164130
#UtahPtsRebAstStlBlk
23Victor Jones124030
25Elliott Meredith224100
61Corey Hammell77300
68Jarion Henry105100
83Rico Overall60510
103Quayshaun Bass20020
125Henry Moore22000
129Miles Robinson52100
Game 10:
Dallas v San Antonio

#DallasPtsRebAstStlBlk
45Quinn Williams30110
48Michael Dison56400
54Jordan Rutherford65010
71Kris Bell47211
76Tajai Johnson104210
91Tele Adenihun74001
94Ryan Caldwell67010
122Korval McElroy69220
123Angelo Adon52200
#San AntonioPtsRebAstStlBlk
17Taylor Drey23220
37Zack Burnett52000
49Eli Ingram79211
60Vamba Donzo96211
84Alex Berryman113200
107Alex Bran104130
135Will Adams63310
114Nubian Spann 107534
Game 11:
Chicago v Cleveland

#ChicagoPtsRebAstStlBlk
1Jeremy Hines143120
19Hakim Arnold114100
21Joey Bennett147320
27Christian Downey32200
39Keenan Smith03110
65Josh Palmer131100
78Jarrod Sheffield70000
149Caleb Mack02200
155Justin Ball43000
#ClevelandPtsRebAstStlBlk
3Terrence Durham116512
36Johnny Cooksey73330
46Tre Howe44310
64Lance Stokes84010
73Vincent Rolland135001
105Tyrus Fleetwood153100
136Torin Childs-Harris42110
12Isaiah Cooper88301
Game 12:
Houston v Golden State

#HoustonPtsRebAstStlBlk
6Xavier Colbert02000
14Emeche Wells03111
41Michael Harmon90300
69Henry Uwadiae24000
110Earl Peterson91120
127Brandon Robinson151220
143Keith Porter72120
154Alex Smith82100
#Golden StatePtsRebAstStlBlk
16Kohl Meyer43110
89Ed Caldwell02000
90Demetris Morant64000
117Davis Zonne51000
118Nehemiah Jones43010
137Jamelle Tolliver82220
139Frank Schettino72510
144Josh Major135020
146Eddie La Torre44223

Game 13:
Lakers v Utah

#LakersPtsRebAstStlBlk
15Jimmy Scroggins144320
29Matt Banton76500
57Evan Zabriski106100
72Andrew Fishler129002
82Ray Sansom22320
93Trenton Richardson189111
119Jalen Richard42100
138Joey Puddister65820
#UtahPtsRebAstStlBlk
23Victor Jones42000
25Elliott Meredith95310
61Corey Hammell1013500
83Rico Overall62300
103Quayshaun Bass112101
125Henry Moore127100
129Miles Robinson81110
Game 14:
Liberty v Sparks

#LibertyPtsRebAstStlBlk
38Aniese Palmore133520
95Tasheba Henry52210
81Kelsey Hill64100
67Brittany Martinez1213120
78Shelissa Jones74000
00Chloe Graves72320
#SparksPtsRebAstStlBlk
76Courtney Danna83510
92Janelle Porter265340
39Jashae Lee164400
96Lashanique Youngblood1211340
98Sashanique Youngblood75610
80Imani Dixon1810110
Game 15:
Oklahoma City v Dallas

#Oklahoma CityPtsRebAstStlBlk
34Dulani Robinson184410
53Thomas Simien42000
87Edson Avila1212202
99Adebayo Babalola53300
102Jullian Powers22010
104Jermaine Russell94210
113CJ Parker712420
121Paul Nikoloff-King01000
124Marshall Webb23000
#DallasPtsRebAstStlBlk
45Quinn Williams61100
48Michael Dison101320
54Jordan Rutherford93010
71Kris Bell106000
76Tajai Johnson112211
91Tele Adenihun56100
94Ryan Caldwell39100
122Korval McElroy25400
123Angelo Adon91000
Game 16:
Atlanta v Toronto

#AtlantaPtsRebAstStlBlk
0Kevin Dukes43000
30Cameron Gypsyn23010
35Manny Welch22000
94Zach Marbury152521
58Daniel Mulamba106010
100Mack Johnson92000
115Chris Johnson116101
133Frankie Johnson72010
150Austin Glawe01100
#TorontoPtsRebAstStlBlk
8Christian Graves95520
10Jordan Poydras03100
24Xavier Young122000
26Hanif Carter02100
38Guy Johnson02110
55Marcus Bryce89111
66RJ Freeman137000
116Dante Robinson81200
101Khari Holloway32000
Game 17:

Cleveland v Boston

#ClevelandPtsRebAstStlBlk
3Terrence Durham106300
36Johnny Cooksey53110
46Tre Howe02200
64Lance Stokes24200
73Vincent Rolland83110
105Tyrus Fleetwood44300
136Torin Childs-Harris72240
12Isaiah Cooper124010
#BostonPtsRebAstStlBlk
22Josh Mayberry124210
28Lorenzo Gonzalez61210
53John Holleman62102
88Maurice Taylor98430
106Sam Natt96110
130Carl Davis02010
142Joel Thomas124110
145Marterrace Brock22010
Game 18:
Washington v Minnesota

#WashingtonPtsRebAstStlBlk
108Tre O'Neal91510
67Jordan Stotts98101
151Joe Brown87041
47John Reynoso01100
18Joshea Singleton259911
44KC Harrison00020
96 118401
59Alex Perez65200
#MinnesotaPtsRebAstStlBlk
4Shemiye McLendon85100
74Jordan Omogbehin127002
79Michael Williams32100
31Reed Mells42320
98JD Tisdale168101
43Marcus Clark21210
70Zach Curran23100
Game 19:
Liberty v Sparks II

#LibertyPtsRebAstStlBlk
00Chloe Graves117210
81Kelsey Hill99200
76Courtney Danna65200
96Lashanique Youngblood69320
80Imani Dixon135130
95Tasheba Henry75200
#SparksPtsRebAstStlBlk
92Janelle Porter05201
67Brittany Martinez413003
98Sashanique Youngblood154312
78Shelissa Jones117100
39Jashae Lee47210
38Aniese Palmore74300
Game 20:
San Antonio v Golden State

#San AntonioPtsRebAstStlBlk
17Taylor Drey04020
37Zack Burnett53240
49Eli Ingram115110
60Vamba Donzo124000
81Will Adams94220
84Alec Berryman21300
107Alex Bran111210
114Nubian Spann611100
#Golden StatePtsRebAstStlBlk
16Kohl Meyer63120
89Ed Caldwell61100
90Demetris Morant1612102
117Davis Zonne00200
118Nehemiah Jones33110
137Jamelle Tolliver40120
139Frank Schettino135510
144Josh Major53010
146Eddie La Torre78320
Game 21:
Dallas v Houston

#DallasPtsRebAstStlBlk
122Korval McElroy43400
48Michael Dison36300
71Kris Bell87201
76Tajai Johnson63110
91Tele Adenihun42010
94Ryan Caldwell77200
54Jordan Rutherford144100
123Angelo Adon81020
45Quinn Williams121200
#HoustonPtsRebAstStlBlk
6Xavier Colbert43300
127Brandon Robinson52101
154Alex Smith145100
69Henry Uwadiae64302
143Keith Porter2112010
14Emeche Wells910210
110Earl Peterson31310
41Michael Harmon63211
Game 22:
Houston v LA Lakers

#HoustonPtsRebAstStlBlk
154Alex Smith115 211
110Earl Peterson214000
14Emeche Wells64720
127Brandon Robinson02200
69Henry Uwadiae94001
143Keith Porter41330
41Michael Harmon34210
6Xavier Colbert102200
#LA LakersPtsRebAstStlBlk
119Jalen Richard71000
72Andrew Fishler27020
138Joey Puddister124500
15Jimmy Scroggins111210
29Matt Banton96210
93Trenton Richardson92010
119Jalen Richard01100
57Evan Zabriski85200
82Ray Sansom24110
Game 23:
Milwaukee v Boston

#MilwaukeePtsRebAstStlBlk
2Shane Smith55200
5Eric Lindsey52100
33Demetrius Lambright114300
42Kiel Lewis54601
56Dylan Crane57010
77Lance Crawford02110
92Tevis Robinson156110
147Sean Burrell02000
120David Ware135320
#BostonPtsRebAstStlBlk
22Josh Mayberry113320
28Lorenzo Gonzalez95000
53John Holleman811202
88Maurice Taylor1012120
106Sam Natt45620
130Carl Davis22100
142Joel Thomas175100
145Marterrace Brock113111
Game 24:
San Antonio v Houston

#San AntonioPtsRebAstStlBlk
17Taylor Drey72110
37Zack Burnett61001
49Eli Ingram57210
60Vamba Donzo137012
81Will Adams41400
84Alec Berryman41100
107Alex Bran184210
114Nubian Spann25102
#HoustonPtsRebAstStlBlk
154Alex Smith98310
110Earl Peterson53000
14Emeche Wells155340
127Brandon Robinson102210
69Henry Uwadiae25002
143Keith Porter115020
41Michael Harmon115100
6Xavier Colbert32120
Game 25:

Cleveland v Toronto

#ClevelandPtsRebAstStlBlk
46Tre Howe84320
73Vincent Rowland83110
3Terrence Durham77720
64Lance Stokes156210
105Tyrus Fleetwood215310
136Torin Childs-Harris131420
#TorontoPtsRebAstStlBlk
38Guy Johnson20100
116Dante Robinson105211
101Khari Holloway124700
66RJ Freeman186103
8Christian Graves177421
26Hanif Carter81200
Game 26 ESL Championship:
Boston v Golden State

#BostonPtsRebAstStlBlk
22Josh Mayberry132330
28Lorenzo Gonzalez00100
53John Holleman147111
88Maurice Taylor1110311
106Sam Natt41510
130Carl Davis22110
142Joel Thomas139110
145Marterrace Brock62100
#Golden StatePtsRebAstStlBlk
16Kohl Meyer65111
89Ed Caldwell156000
90Demetris Morant107010
117Davis Zonne21200
118Nehemiah Jones107211
137Jamelle Tolliver105210
139Frank Schettino23600
146Eddie La Torre127311
Game 27:
Memphis v Oklahoma City

#MemphisPtsRebAstStlBlk
11Michael Walker76320
13Chase Lawson 01210
62D'ante Russell-Hall 86211
88Macam Macam 137101
112EJ McWoods 183510
134EJ Rucker 73420
140Gabriel Ontiveros 03310
153Julian Thomas 174300
#Oklahoma CityPtsRebAstStlBlk
34Dulani Robinson206110
53Thomas Simien 22200
87Edson Avila 24202
99Adebayo Babalola 104111
102Jullian Powers 20100
104Jermaine Russell 106230
113CJ Parker 23321
121Paul Nikoloff-King 44000
124Marshall Webb 82210
Game 28:
San Antonio v Memphis

#San AntonioPtsRebAstStlBlk
17Taylor Drey75210
37Zack Burnett 86320
49Eli Ingram 85200
60Vamba Donzo 105100
135Will Adams 82300
84Alec Berryman 183330
107Alex Bran 101110
114Nubian Spann 93200
#MemphisPtsRebAstStlBlk
11Michael Walker112100
13Chase Lawson 05310
62D'ante Russell-Hall 82000
88Macam Macam 48101
112EJ McWoods42210
134EJ Rucker 81010
140Gabriel Ontiveros 42310
153Julian Thomas 125000
Game 29:
Boston v Detroit

#BostonPtsRebAstStlBlk
22Josh Mayberry203320
28 Lorenzo Gonzalez 2 2 3 0 0
53 John Holleman 17 5 4 2 1
88 Maurice Taylor 6 6 0 2 0
106 Sam Natt 3 5 5 0 0
130 Carl Davis 4 0 1 1 0
142 Joel Davis 0 4 1 1 0
145 Marterrace Brock 9 0 0 1 0
#DetroitPtsRebAstStlBlk
20Kevin Henderson93100
32 Christian Sullivan 2 2 0 0 0
50 Josh White 17 5 4 1 0
52 Zach Gordon 4 5 1 2 2
95David Straughter 10 2 3 0 1
128 Cedric Isom 65 2 1 0
152 Rob Walters 4 11 1 2 0
Game 30:
Milwaukee v Chicago

#MilwaukeePtsRebAstStlBlk
2Shane Smith74430
5 Eric Lindsey 12 1 1 1 0
33 Demetrius Lambright 2 3 2 0 0
42 Kiel Lewis 6 3 3 3 0
56 Dylan Crane 7 1 2 1 0
77 Lance Crawford 5 0 3 2 0
92 Tevis Robinson 9 7 1 0 1
147 Sean Burrell 8 6 2 0 0
120David Ware102220
#ChicagoPtsRebAstStlBlk
1Jeremy Hines202120
19 Hakim Arnold 2 6 1 0 1
21 Joey Bennett 5 0 1 1 1
27 Christian Downey 0 1 2 1 0
39 Keenan Smith 2 2 0 3 0
65 Josh Palmer 8 2 1 1 0
78 Jarrod Sheffield 7 2 0 0 0
149Caleb Mack03200
155Justin Ball44110
Game 31:
Atlanta v Detroit

#AtlantaPtsRebAstStlBlk
0Kevin Dukes23000
35 Manny Welch 12 3 1 0 0
94 Zach Marbury 6 3 5 2 0
58 Daniel Mulamba 7 12 0 0 1
100 Mack Johnson 5 1 2 0 0
115 Chris Johnson 6 9 0 0 0
133 Frankie Johnson 13 4 1 0 0
150Austin Glawe04200
#DetroitPtsRebAstStlBlk
20Kevin Henderson84300
32Christian Sullivan 2 1 1 0 0
50 Josh White 14 4 1 2 1
52 Zach Gordon 6 7 2 2 5
95 David Straughter 8 7 4 0 0
128 Cedric Isom 6 6 3 0 0
148 Rob Walters 10 7 1 0 0
Game 32:
LA Lakers v Memphis

#LA LakersPtsRebAstStlBlk
15Jimmy Scroggins67700
29 Matt Banton 19 3 2 2 0
57 Evan Zabriski 16 3 2 3 1
72 Andrew Fishler 4 7 2 0 2
82 Ray Sansom 4 3 2 0 0
93 Trenton Richardson 6 8 1 1 0
119 Jalen Richard 5 4 1 4 0
138Joey Puddister94200
#MemphisPtsRebAstStlBlk
11Michael Walker145220
13 Chase Lawson 5 4 1 0 0
62 D'ante Russell-Hall 13 4 0 1 0
88 Macam Macam 12 10 0 0 4
112 EJ McWoods 5 5 7 2 0
134 EJ Rucker 4 2 1 1 0
140 Gabriel Ontiveros 0 1 0 1 0
153Julian Thomas86410
Game 33:
Sparks v Liberty 3

#SparksPtsRebAstStlBlk
0Chloe Graves53310
38 Aniese Palmore 6 7 6 4 0
76 Courtney Danna 15 8 6 2 1
67 Brittany Martinez 14 13 2 0 0
39 Jashae Lee 17 5 0 2 1
95 Tasheba Henry 3 1 3 2 0
#LibertyPtsRebAstStlBlk
81Kelsey Hill17 8400
80 Imani Dixon 11 6 0 0 0
98 Sashanique Youngblood 12 4 5 3 0
78 Shelissa Jones 5 5 2 0 0
96 Lashanique Youngblood 6 13 1 3 1
Game 34:
Houston v Golden State

#HoustonPtsRebAstStlBlk
6Xavier Colbert21010
14 Emeche Wells 6 8 1 1 0
41 Michael Harmon 20 2 2 1 0
69 Henry Uwadiae 2 2 0 0 3
110 Earl Peterson 2 1 2 2 0
127 Brandon Robinson 4 1 2 0 0
143 Keith Porter 11 6 0 0 0
154 Alex Smith 2 6 1 00
#Golden State
PtsRebAstStlBlk
16Kohl Meyer103110
89 Ed Caldwell 5 1 0 1 0
90 Demetris Morant 8 12 0 1 3
117 Davis Zonne 0 1 2 1 1
118 Nehemiah Jones 2 1 0 0 0
137 Jamelle Tolliver13 4 2 0 0
139 Frank Schettino 12 3 2 0 0
146Eddie La Torre73000
Game 35:
Milwaukee v Cleveland

#MilwaukeePtsRebAstStlBlk
2Shane Smith6 3510
5 Eric Lindsey 8 4 1 1 0
33 Demetrius Lambright 6 1 1 0 0
42 Kiel Lewis 2 2 1 2 0
56 Dylan Crane 9 3 2 1 0
77 Lance Crawford 5 4 2 10
92 Tevis Robinson 11 3 2 1 0
147Sean Burrell84000
120David Ware122320
#ClevelandPtsRebAstStlBlk
3Terrence Durham 02330
36 Johnny Cooksey 7 3 2 0 0
46 Tre Howe 9 8 0 1 1
64 Lance Stokes 8 0 0 0 0
73 Vincent Rowland 6 7 1 0 0
105 Tyrus Fleetwood 2 5 4 0 0
136 Torin Childs-Harris 9 0 0 0 0
12Isaiah Cooper02100



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  EUROCUP  


Zenit adds Gordon to their roster, ex Lietuvos rytas - by Eurobasket News

Zenit Saint Petersburg (VTB) added to their roster 27-year old American forward Drew Gordon (205-111kg-90, college: N.Mexico). He played last season at Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL league. In 42 games he recorded 10.6ppg, 7.1rpg (leader !!!) and 1.5apg. Gordon helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Lithuanian LKL All-Imports Team and Honorable Mention. Gordon also played 14 games in Eurocup where he averaged 12.6ppg, 9.6rpg, 1.4apg and 1.2spg.
The previous (15-16) season Gordon played at Chalons Reims in French ProA. In 30 games he had 14.0ppg, 9.6rpg (#2 in the league), 1.5apg and 1.3spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game.
Gordon has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
His team won Italian Cup in 2014.
Gordon is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Serbia (Partizan), Turkey (Banvit), NBA (Phi.76ers), Italy (Banco di Srd) and NBA G League (Delaware 87ers).
Gordon attended University of New Mexico until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
On Gordon: A solid inside player, who is agile and aggressive. Keeps well the position inside, defends hard, knows how to score and is a good rebounder.

Zenit Saint Petersburg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Evgeny Voronov
Scottie Reynolds
Nicolas Laprovittola
Kyle Kuric

Forwards:
Marko Simonovic
Drew Gordon

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Grigori Shukhovtsov signs at Unics - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) landed experienced 34-year old center Grigori Shukhovtsov (211-120kg-83) from Lokomotiv. In 13 VTB United League games he averaged just 2.5ppg last season. Shukhovtsov's team made it to the VTB United League Semifinals in 2012 and 2017.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com Russian A Superleague All-Newcomers Team award back in 2010.
Shukhovtsov has played previously professionally also in Lithuania (Neptunas and Sakalai) and Russia (CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow and Dynamo Moscow 2nd team).

Unics Kazan roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forward:
Vladislav Trushkin

Center:
Grigori Shukhovtsov

Coach: Dimitris Priftis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Unics add Ejim to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) added to their roster 26-year old Nigerian ex-international forward Melvin Ejim (200-100kg-91, college: Iowa State). He is a dual citizen owning also Canadian passport. Ejim played last season at Umana Reyer Venezia in Italian Serie A. In 46 games he recorded 10.1ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3spg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Ejim also played 22 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 10.8ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.5apg and 1.4spg. He contributed to his team making it to the Basketball Champions League Final Four. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season Ejim played at another team Erie Bay Hawks in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen. In 39 games he had 14.6ppg, 7.7rpg, 3.1apg and 1.6spg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
Ejim was voted All-Big 12 Player of the Year back in 2014 at his college time.
Ejim also represented Nigeria at the FIBA Americas in Mexico two years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 10 games: 5.6ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 54.3%, FT: 81.8%.
Ejim has played previously professionally in NBA (Orlando Magic).
He attended Iowa State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
On Ejim: An undersized PF whose true height is around 6-5 and who needs to convert himself in a combo forward, adding more outside shooting and perimetral defense to be succesful in his professiobnal career.

Unics Kazan roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Vladislav Trushkin
Melvin Ejim

Center:
Grigori Shukhovtsov

Coach: Dimitris Priftis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lietkabelis keep Leonavicius for another season - by Eurobasket News

Panevezys Lietkabelis (LKL) re-signed experienced 34-year old guard Gintaras Leonavicius (194-84kg-83, agency: Players Group). He played there last season. In 46 LKL games he recorded 7.5ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.4apg. Leonavicius helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals. He also played 13 games in Eurocup where he averaged 7.3ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg.
The previous (15-16) season Leonavicius played at BC Siauliai. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 38 LKL games he got 10.2ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.8apg. Leonavicius also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 10.2ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.8apg. He also played 8 games in Baltic League where he got 10.1ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.8apg. Leonavicius contributed to his team winning the Baltic League championship (twice).
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com Lithuanian LKL All-Domestic Players Team award back in 2014.
Leonavicius has played also professionally in Italy (San Severo), Spain (Magia_Huesca and Leche Rio Breogan) and Lithuania (Sakalai, Nevezis, P.Zvaigzdes and Dailes Akademija).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A swingman who can spend time in the 2 and 3 spots. Loves to score in penetration beating his man, but can easily hit a 3-pointer. He's very athletic and can help his team at the defensive side too, guarding even taller opponents, grabbing rebs and stealing balls on passing lines. He's a good shot-blocker too.

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

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  EUROLEAGUE  


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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Batuk comes back to Anadolu Efes - by Eurobasket News

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) added to their roster 27-year old international shooting guard Birkan Batuk (196-90). It is actually his comeback to Istanbul as he has played here before. Batuk played last season at Darussafaka (BSL). In 31 games he recorded 6.5ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Turkish League All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout. Batuk also played 32 games in Euroleague where he averaged just 2.7ppg and 1.7rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season Batuk played at Anadolu Efes. In 33 BSL games he had 3.2ppg and 1.6rpg. He contributed to his team winning the Cup and make to league final. Batuk also played 20 games in Euroleague where he got 4.5ppg and 1.3rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Batuk was voted Eurobasket.com Turkish League All-Domestic Players Team back in 2012.
He has been also a member of Turkish international program for some years. Batuk has regularly played for Turkish senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2007 and 2010.
He also represented Turkey at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 2 games: 2.5ppg, 1.0rpg.
Batuk has played previously for two other teams: Pinar Karsiyaka and Trabzonspor.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Krunoslav Simon
Birkan Batuk

Forwards:
Derrick Brown
Brock Motum
Ricky Ledo

Center:
Bryant Dunston

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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FC Barcelona agreed terms with Adrien Moerman - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) to sign 29-year old French international power forward Adrien Moerman (202-108kg-88). He played last season at Darussafaka in Turkish BSL league. In 22 games he had 10.8ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.8apg. Moerman also played 33 games in Euroleague where he recorded 8.1ppg and 5.1rpg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season Moerman played at Banvit (also in BSL). In 32 games he averaged impressive 18.0ppg, 10.1rpg, 1.9apg and 1.5spg. He contributed to his team making it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Forward of the Year. Moerman also played 18 games in Eurocup where he was third best scorer with 13.7ppg and got 8.6rpg (#5 in the league), 1.2apg and 1.2spg (in top 5).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Moerman won French ProA championship title in 2007 and 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Player of the Year in 2015.
Moerman has been also a member of French international program for some years. He has regularly played for French senior team since 2009 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2007.
Moerman represented France at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 7.1ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.1spg, FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 7.7%, FT: 68.8%.
Moerman has played previously professionally in France (Chorale de Roanne, Sluc Nancy, JSF Nanterre and Entente Orleans 45) and Spain (RETAbet Bilbao Basket).
He could be described: A solid combo forward with great outside scoring accuracy. Started his career playing inside and can spend some time at the 5 if necessary.

FC Barcelona Lassa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Thomas Heurtel
Rakim Sanders
Shane Larkin

Forwards:
Adam Hanga
Adrien Moerman

Coach: Alfonso Alonso

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Anadolu Efes land Josh Adams, ex Avtodor - by Eurobasket News

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) tabbed 24-year old American guard Josh Adams (188-86kg-93, college: Wyoming). He played most recently at Avtodor in Russian VTB league. In 13 VTB United League games he averaged 12.1ppg, 2.2rpg, 4.2apg and 1.5spg last season. Adams also played 4 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 7.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.3apg and 2.0spg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements Adams' college team won MWC Tournament in 2015. He received also NABC All-District 17 1st Team award in 2016.
Adams graduated from University of Wyoming in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Krunoslav Simon
Birkan Batuk
Josh Adams

Forwards:
Derrick Brown
Brock Motum
Ricky Ledo

Center:
Bryant Dunston

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Real Madrid tabs Ognjen Kuzmic, ex Crvena Zvezda - by Eurobasket News

Real Madrid (Liga Endesa) inked 27-year old Serbian international center Ognjen Kuzmic (213-116kg-90). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Bosnia and Herzegovina passport. Kuzmic played most recently at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS league. He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 18 KLS games he averaged 9.1ppg and 4.4rpg (#5 in the league). Kuzmic helped them to win the league title. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Center of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Kuzmic also played 30 games in Euroleague where he had 9.5ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg. And finally he contributed to 30 games in ABA League where he recorded 9.7ppg and 5.5rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Kuzmic played at Panathinaikos in Greek A1. In 16 games he got 4.5ppg and 4.6rpg. He also played 25 games in Euroleague where he got 5.1ppg and 4.2rpg.
In 2012 Kuzmic was drafted by Golden State Warriors (NBA) in second round (52nd overall).
He represented Serbia at the European Championships two years ago. Kuzmic's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 9 games: 3.1ppg, 3.0rpg.
Kuzmic is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Finland (UU Korihait and Lapuan_Korikobrat), Spain (Joventut and Clinicas Rincon), Bosnia (Borac Banja Luka and Celik) and NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors).
Kuzmic's game is described as: From a very promising inside player to a true presence inside. Has great size and length, he's agile and mobile, moves well without the ball. The best part of his game is at the defensive end, where he uses physical advantage quite well and has great timing in blocking shots. Needs to add strength and to become a reliable shooter away from the basket, upside is yet very good.

Real Madrid roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Fabien Causeur

Forwards:
Felipe Reyes
Jeffery Taylor
Anthony Randolph
Dino Radoncic
Santiago Yusta

Center:
Ognjen Kuzmic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Richard Hickman (ex EA7 Armani) to sign at Brose Baskets - by Eurobasket News

Brose Baskets Bamberg (BBL) will land 32-year old Georgian guard Richard Hickman (189-88kg-85, college: NC-Greensboro). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Hickman played most recently at EA7 Armani in Italian Serie A. In 34 games he averaged 10.6ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg last season. He helped them to win the Supercup and end the regular season at the top position. Hickman also played 30 games in Euroleague where he had 10.1ppg, 2.6rpg and 3.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season Hickman played at Fenerbahce in Turkish BSL. In 10 games he recorded 5.1ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.5apg. He also played 20 games in Euroleague where he got 4.6ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.3apg. Hickman contributed to his team making it to the final.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague 2nd Team award back in 2014.
Hickman also represented Georgia at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 11.8ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.6apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 48.3%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 64.0%.
Hickman is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Finland (Namika Lahti), Hungary (PVSK Pannon), Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Romania (Otopeni) and Germany (Giessen 46ers and BG 74 Goettingen II) and Italy (VL Pesaro and Novipiu Casale).
Hickman attended University of North Carolina, Greensboro until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: A solid guard, who is very strong both physically and mentally. Has good court vision and passing, and can score if needed. Good defender on the perimeter, he's the classic "system PG" who does a lot of good things, almost unnoticed by the fans.

Brose Baskets Bamberg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Richard Hickman
Nikolaos Zisis
Daniel Hackett
Bryce Taylor

Forwards:
Elias Harris
Jamil Wilson
Augustine Rubit
Luka Mitrovic

Coach: Andrea Trinchieri

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U18  


Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division C Awards 2017 - by Greg

Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division C 1st Team 2017
Mikal Gjerde
Gjerde
Simon Muller-Landsvik
Muller-Landsvik
Avgoustinos Sofroniou
Sofroniou
Victor Legosin
Legosin
Kurt Cassar
Cassar

Best Player: Kurt Cassar (209-C-99) of Malta
Best Guard: Mikal Gjerde (195-G-00) of Norway
Best Forward: Victor Legosin (200-F-00) of Moldova
Best Center: Kurt Cassar (209-C-99) of Malta

1st Team
G: Mikal Gjerde (195-G-00) of Norway
PG: Simon Muller-Landsvik (183-PG-99) of Norway
SF: Avgoustinos Sofroniou (194-SF-99) of Cyprus
F: Victor Legosin (200-F-00) of Moldova
C: Kurt Cassar (209-C-99) of Malta

Honorable Mention
Isaac Bonett (169-SF-99) of Malta
Vadim Raducan (192-G/F-00) of Moldova
Dardan Kapiti (206-F/C-00) of Kosovo
Atik Koshi (189-G-99) of Kosovo
Giovanni Ugolini (182-F-99) of San Marino
Shant Arslanyan (192-SF-99) of Armenia
Alejandro Garcia (186-G-01) of Gibraltar



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  FIBA OCEANIA U17  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kody STATTMANN
  AUS
  (194-F/G-0)
  Avg: 34
 1. Stattmann, AUS34.0 
 2. Krause, AUS26.5 
 3. Tautau, SAM22.0 
 4. Macdonald, AUS20.5 
 5. Ape, SAM20.5 
 6. Simon, GUM20.0 
 7. Aiono, SAM18.0 
 8. Dalton, AUS17.0 
 9. Froling, AUS16.5 
 10. de-Geest, NZL16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Clarke AIONO
  SAM
  (187-F-1)
  Avg: 15
 1. Aiono, SAM15.0 
 2. Tautau, SAM11.5 
 3. Higgins, NZL10.5 
 4. Froling, AUS9.0 
 5. Kunen, AUS8.0 
 6. Patche, NCA7.5 
 7. Tomeing, MAI7.5 
 8. Robertson, AUS6.5 
 9. Ueno, MAI6.0 
 10. Sarciaux, TAH6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Sean MACDONALD
  AUS
  (185-G-0)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Macdonald, AUS7.5 
 2. Robertson, AUS7.5 
 3. Grape, GUM6.0 
 4. Lee, AUS5.5 
 5. Froling, AUS5.0 
 6. Ape, SAM5.0 
 7. Bowen, AUS5.0 
 8. Hirawani, SAM4.5 
 9. Krause, AUS4.0 
 10. Calvo, GUM4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kyle BOWEN
  AUS
  (200-F-0)
  Avg: 8
 1. Bowen, AUS8.0 
 2. Ape, SAM7.0 
 3. Arapoc, GUM6.0 
 4. Simon, GUM4.5 
 5. Lee, AUS4.5 
 6. Froling, AUS4.5 
 7. Leaupepe, AUS4.0 
 8. Stattmann, AUS4.0 
 9. Rezzouq, TAH3.5 
 10. Dalton, AUS3.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Callum DALTON
  AUS
  (204-C-0)
  Avg: 2
 1. Dalton, AUS2.0 
 2. Vincento, SAM1.5 
 3. Timarong, PLW1.5 
 4. Tautau, SAM1.5 
 5. Higgins, NZL1.0 
 6. Perrott-Hunt, NZL1.0 
 7. Ape, SAM1.0 
 8. Stattmann, AUS1.0 
 9. Ahie, NZL1.0 
 10. Talamaivao, SAM1.0 


Results and Stats from Day 2 in Guam - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Guam - New Zealand 78-90
New Zealand survived a tough challenge from hosting Guam to earn the second straight win in Group A. Six players scored in double digits for the Junior Tall Blacks. Isaac Faamausili (185-G-00) stepped up with 15 points and 8 boards for the winners. Guam enjoyed a 19:16 lead after the opening frame. The hosts ensured a narrow 43:42 halftime advantage. New Zealand however stepped on the gas in the second term. They dropped 48 points in the second half to seal the win. Tom Higgins (196-F-00) delivered 14 points and 12 rebounds for the visitors. Gabriel Simon (182-PG-00) responded with 22 points for Guam.

Tahiti - Marshall Islands 97-36
Tahiti recorded the first victory in Guam. They rallied past Marshall Islands for 1-1 record in Group A. Manarai Thunot (184-SF-01) provided 16 points to lead the winners. Tahiti established a 43:13 halftime lead. Tahiti sank 54 points in the second half to ice the victory. Thomas Thebaud produced 14 points in the win. Daniel Dribo (170-SG-00) responded with 8 points for Marshall Islands.

Group B
Samoa - New Caledonia 82-64
Samoa posted the second consecutive victory at the championship. They beat New Caledonia to stay perfect. Dru-Leo Ape (185-G-01) stepped up with 22 points, 8 rebounds, 6 steals and 4 assists for the winners. Samoa eked out a 35:34 halftime lead. Samoa added 47 points after the big break and raced to the victory. Tumau Tautau (195-F/G-00) accounted for 19 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Gabriel Rambans (178-G-01) responded with 19 points for New Caledonia.

Palau - Australia 32-168
Australia overwhelmed Palau to stay perfect in Guam. Kody Stattmann (194-F/G-00) came up with 35 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. The Crocs piled up a massive 91:18 halftime advantage. Australia followed with a 77 points in the second half to seal the win. Samson Froling (207-F/C-00) and Callum Dalton (204-C-00) accounted for 25 points each in the victory. Reece Reklai and Garnett Sungino (01) tossed in 13 points each for Palau.




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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.

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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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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

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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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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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Gravelines tab William Buford - by Eurobasket News

BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral (ProA) inked 27-year old American guard William Buford (196-98kg-90, college: Ohio State, agency: Two Points) from Limoges CSP Elite. In 32 ProA games in France he averaged 12.4ppg, 4.6rpg and 2.9apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Buford played at Walter Tigers in German BBL where in 31 games he had 13.5ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.7apg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention.
In 2013 (a year after he left the college) Buford was drafted by Iowa Energy (D-League) in first round (11th overall).
He attended Ohio State until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Buford has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Big Ten Tournament in 2009 and 2012. Buford received also USBasket.com All-NCAA D1 3rd Team award and NABC Division I All-District 7 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
Buford has played previously professionally in Spain (Blusens Monbus) and NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors, Texas Legends and Canton Charge).

BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Quentin Serron
William Buford
D.J. Cooper
Benjamin Sene
Adam Mokoka
Pierre Hannequin
Thomas Descat

Forwards:
Florent Pietrus
Aaron Cel
Terry Allen
Rudy Jomby

Centers:
Fernando Raposo_Laurencio
Issa Dieng

Coach: Julien Mahe

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Caen tabs Bastien Vautier - by Philippe Burstert

Caen Basket Calvados (ProB) inked 19-year old center Bastien Vautier (210-98). He has played for the last two years at Sluc Nancy Basket in the ProA U21. But in only one game he had just point last season.
Vautier represented France at the European Championships U18 in Samsun (Turkey) last year. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 6 games: 4.5ppg, 5.5rpg.

Caen Basket Calvados roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ludovic Chelle
Thomas Cornely
Sebastien Cape
Ibrahima Sidibe

Forwards:
Gregg Thondique
B.J. Monteiro
Marc-Eddy Norelia
Eddy Djedje

Centers:
Moustapha Diarra
Bastien Vautier

Coach: Herve Coudray

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FC Barcelona agreed terms with Adrien Moerman - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) to sign 29-year old French international power forward Adrien Moerman (202-108kg-88). He played last season at Darussafaka in Turkish BSL league. In 22 games he had 10.8ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.8apg. Moerman also played 33 games in Euroleague where he recorded 8.1ppg and 5.1rpg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season Moerman played at Banvit (also in BSL). In 32 games he averaged impressive 18.0ppg, 10.1rpg, 1.9apg and 1.5spg. He contributed to his team making it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Forward of the Year. Moerman also played 18 games in Eurocup where he was third best scorer with 13.7ppg and got 8.6rpg (#5 in the league), 1.2apg and 1.2spg (in top 5).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Moerman won French ProA championship title in 2007 and 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Player of the Year in 2015.
Moerman has been also a member of French international program for some years. He has regularly played for French senior team since 2009 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2007.
Moerman represented France at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 7.1ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.1spg, FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 7.7%, FT: 68.8%.
Moerman has played previously professionally in France (Chorale de Roanne, Sluc Nancy, JSF Nanterre and Entente Orleans 45) and Spain (RETAbet Bilbao Basket).
He could be described: A solid combo forward with great outside scoring accuracy. Started his career playing inside and can spend some time at the 5 if necessary.

FC Barcelona Lassa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Thomas Heurtel
Rakim Sanders
Shane Larkin

Forwards:
Adam Hanga
Adrien Moerman

Coach: Alfonso Alonso

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Georgian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Georgian U20 National Team 2017
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David Aphkhazava
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Levan Babilodze
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Goga Bitadze
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Konstantine Bitsadze
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Luka Bulashvili
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David Aphkhazava 185-PG-98 Hyundai-TSU Georgia
Levan Babilodze 196-SG-98 Viola RC Italy
Goga Bitadze 211-C/F-99 Smederevo Serbia
Konstantine Bitsadze 195-F-97 Arena-76 Georgia
Luka Bulashvili 192-G/F-98 Calidus Gal.COB Spain
Giorgi Chachkhiani 193-G-97 Hyundai-TSU Georgia
Nika Darbaidze 202-PF-98 UCAM Murcia II Spain
Luka Giorgadze 197-F-97 Hyundai-TSU Georgia
Levan Gogaladze 193-PG-97 Francavilla Italy
Giorgi Gogoberishvili 187-SG-97 Rustavi Georgia
Willy Isiani 203-PF-97 Gran Canaria B Spain
Giorgi Kavtaradze 196-PG-97
George Korsantia 203-F/C-98 Hyundai-TSU Georgia
Nikoloz Leonidze 188-SG-98
Nikoloz Lolishvili 194-SF-98 Cactus Tbilisi Georgia
Davit Lomidze 197-G-97 Cactus Tbilisi Georgia
Rati Nutsubidze 202-F-97 Hyundai-TSU Georgia
Alexandre Pevadze 201-F-98 Hyundai-TSU Georgia
Vladimer Purtskhvanidze 205-C-98
Giorgi Tsirikidze 196-SG-98 SEU Tbilisi Georgia
Giorgi Turdziladze 207-C/F-97 Agustinos-Leclerc Spain
Giorgi Tvalabeishvili 208-C-98 Calidus Gal.COB Spain
Tariel Zuzadze 196-F-97




Richard Hickman (ex EA7 Armani) to sign at Brose Baskets - by Eurobasket News

Brose Baskets Bamberg (BBL) will land 32-year old Georgian guard Richard Hickman (189-88kg-85, college: NC-Greensboro). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Hickman played most recently at EA7 Armani in Italian Serie A. In 34 games he averaged 10.6ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg last season. He helped them to win the Supercup and end the regular season at the top position. Hickman also played 30 games in Euroleague where he had 10.1ppg, 2.6rpg and 3.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season Hickman played at Fenerbahce in Turkish BSL. In 10 games he recorded 5.1ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.5apg. He also played 20 games in Euroleague where he got 4.6ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.3apg. Hickman contributed to his team making it to the final.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague 2nd Team award back in 2014.
Hickman also represented Georgia at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 11.8ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.6apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 48.3%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 64.0%.
Hickman is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Finland (Namika Lahti), Hungary (PVSK Pannon), Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Romania (Otopeni) and Germany (Giessen 46ers and BG 74 Goettingen II) and Italy (VL Pesaro and Novipiu Casale).
Hickman attended University of North Carolina, Greensboro until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: A solid guard, who is very strong both physically and mentally. Has good court vision and passing, and can score if needed. Good defender on the perimeter, he's the classic "system PG" who does a lot of good things, almost unnoticed by the fans.

Brose Baskets Bamberg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Richard Hickman
Nikolaos Zisis
Daniel Hackett
Bryce Taylor

Forwards:
Elias Harris
Jamil Wilson
Augustine Rubit
Luka Mitrovic

Coach: Andrea Trinchieri

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  GERMANY  


Richard Hickman (ex EA7 Armani) to sign at Brose Baskets - by Eurobasket News

Brose Baskets Bamberg (BBL) will land 32-year old Georgian guard Richard Hickman (189-88kg-85, college: NC-Greensboro). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Hickman played most recently at EA7 Armani in Italian Serie A. In 34 games he averaged 10.6ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg last season. He helped them to win the Supercup and end the regular season at the top position. Hickman also played 30 games in Euroleague where he had 10.1ppg, 2.6rpg and 3.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season Hickman played at Fenerbahce in Turkish BSL. In 10 games he recorded 5.1ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.5apg. He also played 20 games in Euroleague where he got 4.6ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.3apg. Hickman contributed to his team making it to the final.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague 2nd Team award back in 2014.
Hickman also represented Georgia at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 11.8ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.6apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 48.3%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 64.0%.
Hickman is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Finland (Namika Lahti), Hungary (PVSK Pannon), Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Romania (Otopeni) and Germany (Giessen 46ers and BG 74 Goettingen II) and Italy (VL Pesaro and Novipiu Casale).
Hickman attended University of North Carolina, Greensboro until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: A solid guard, who is very strong both physically and mentally. Has good court vision and passing, and can score if needed. Good defender on the perimeter, he's the classic "system PG" who does a lot of good things, almost unnoticed by the fans.

Brose Baskets Bamberg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Richard Hickman
Nikolaos Zisis
Daniel Hackett
Bryce Taylor

Forwards:
Elias Harris
Jamil Wilson
Augustine Rubit
Luka Mitrovic

Coach: Andrea Trinchieri

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Mr 50/40/90 Chase Griffin Stays Faithful To The Crailsheim Merlins - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

In the last six years, Chase Griffin (190-G-83, college: Pepperdine) has made a trend where he has been with a team for two seasons and then moved on as his stations with Gotha from 2012-2014 and Rasta Vechta from 2014-2016 proved, but Mr 50/40/90 Griffin will keep this trend alive and kicking as he will play a second season with the Crailsheim Merlins as the club announced the contract extension. Griffin is a 33 year old 190cm guard from Sammamish Washington that will go into his 11th professional season and has mostly played in Germany except for short stint in Finland. The ex BBL player who played a total of 55 games oevr a two year span with Phoenix Hagen and Giessen was able to reach the 50/40/90 plateau for the second time in his career after doing it with Gotha in the 2013-2014 season. Last season with the Crailsheim Merlins (Germany-ProA), he played 33 games averaging 13.6ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.5apg, FGP: 50.8%, 3PT: 46.2%, FT-3 (94.5%). "Chase was our most consistent player last season. That is why we decided to continue to work together and are happy that it continued to work", stressed Ingo Enskat.Last season the American scored in double figures in 24 games and his best scoring games were against Dresden with 30 points where he struck with seven three's, 26 points against Trier, 23 points against Ehingen and 22 points apiece against the Uni Baskets and his ex team Gotha. "There is still a lot of work to be done as the last season didn't end the way we wanted it to. I am loking forward to the new season with theMerlins and hope the fans will continue to support us", stressed Chase Griffin

Source:Crailsheim Merlins






Can Daniel Schmidt Finally Make His Breakthrough With Gotha? - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

It isn't often that a talented German player stays long at a top team when his breakthrough just isn't happening, but Daniel Schmidt (189-PG-90) did just that playing 8 seasons for Brose Bamberg and played only 96 BBL games. Last season he moved to Science City Jena playing 31 games averaging 2.5ppg, 1.2rpg, 2.5apg. He is a 26 year old 189cm point guard that turns 27 in August and couldn't make his breakthrough last season with Jena either. Will he be able to achieve this this season with Gotha? He will be playing for Wolfgang Heyder again who had his hands tied with Bamberg as with a big budegt and pressure to win didn't have a too big focus on unproven Germans, but with Gotha Heyder has stressed that the club will give Germans more of a chance so this could just come in handy for Schmidt.

"I know Daniel since more than 10 years. He impressed me as a youth player before he came to Bamberg. He could already read the game and be a leader in young years. He is a very good complement for Darrel Mitchell as playmaker. I hope and wish that he will make the next step in his development with us", stressed Wolfgang Heyder. Last season with Science City Jena the German scored in double figures once with 10 points against Wurzburg. He also showed his playmaking skills as in only 16,8 minutes per game he had a seven and five assist game and seven games with four assists."The concept of the Rockets convinced me quickly. I know head coach Ivan pavic and some of the players. I want to stay in the league and develop better", stressed Daniel Schmidt. In his eight years with Brose Bamberg, he also palyed for farm team Breitengussbach and Baunach. He brings 13 Euroleague and 10 Eurocup games experience to Gotha.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been German U20 National Team -10, European Championships U20 in Croatia -10: 9 games: 1.7ppg, 1.2rpg, 1.2apg, German Bundesliga Champion -11, 12, 13, 15, German Bundesliga Regular Season Champion -11, 12, 13, 15
German Bundesliga Cup Winner -12, European Championships U20 in Slovenia -12: 6 games: 5.8ppg, 2.2rpg, 2.2apg, FGP: 58.8%, 3PT: 16.7%, FT: 80.0%
German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals -14, 16, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Finalist -14, German Bundesliga Cup Finalist -15, and Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Honorable Mention -16.

Source:Gotha












Dominic Early (Itzehoe Eagles) Staying Inside Of Your Game Is The Key To Being A Great Scorer - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Dominic Early (198-F, college: Co.Georgia) is a 198cm forward from Atlanta, Georgia that will be in his second professional season after being a rookie in Australia and now will play for the Itzehoe Eagles (Germany-ProB). He started his basketball career at Furman (NCAA) where he played 41 games in two seasons. He then moved to USC Aiken (NCAA2) where he played 19 games averaging 15.6ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.4apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 82.4%. As a senior he played for Co.Georgia (NAIA) playing 32 games averaging 20.9ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.7apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 44.7%, 3PT: 29.9%, FT: 73.7%

Dominic thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. Where are you at the moment and how is your summer going?

I am still in Australia and won't go home for another month.


In school you were a kind of nomad playing at 3 schools Furman (NCAA), USC Aiken (NCAA2) and Co.Georgia (NAIA). After your rookie season in Australia you are in Germany now. Do you have the feeling you might go the same route as a professional bouncing around from team to team and country to country?


I only transferred schools because of coaching changes. I will let my career take its course and I will make those decisions as I go.


You signed with German Pro B team Itzehoe Eagles who play in the third division. How excited are you to be playing in Germany this season?

I am excited to play in Germany. It is a chance to play against the best and show what I can do.


What do you know in general about the country Germany and it's basketball? Do you have any friends playing in Germany?

I know a good bit about Germany as a culture and I am in the process of learning the language. And I did have a friend that played in Germany for the Licher Baren last year.


You stated that a reason why you came to Itzehoe was because the club is tight with the city and the city loves it's club. You also stated that the club has many goals and you want to play so the city ids proud of you. It seems like a whole big family wants to be content. After moving from school to school, where did you develop this kind of feeling. This positive feeling of basketball family

I developed this feeling by embracing my teammates and coaching staff at my schools. Basketball is a team sport.


Head coach Pat Elzie is very respected in Europe. How important was his character and knowledge of the game for your decision to go there?

Coach's character was a huge part of the reason I chose to come to Itzehoe. He has a lot of basketball knowledge and I can't wait to learn from him this season.


Often in the Pro B there is one or two Americans on the team and they get that go to guy role. This is something you had at USC Aiken, Costal Georgia and in Australia. How important is having a healthy self confidence and not unrealistic self confidence that has made you so successful as a scorer in the last years?


Staying inside of your game is the key to being a great scorer. Also not being afraid of the moment. You have to believe that you are the best player on the floor at all times. You also have to make sure you have a good balance of getting your teammates involved, but also being aggressive.


You are a 198cm forward where scoring and rebounding standout as big strengths in your game, but what other things do you feel help your team be successful on the court?


I am a leader on and off the floor. I bring great energy to the floor along with playing the lanes for steals and help side defense.


You are a guy that can fill up the stat sheet, but what do you feel is a hidden strength in your game that doesn't get noticed right away?

I would have to be my ability to anticipate passes and get steals. I have led my team in steals the past two years and last season in Australia.


What was your wake up call to being a rookie in Australia where you knew that you were very far away from home in Atlanta, Georgia?

My wake up call was the pace and physicality of the game. It took a while to adjust but I did and was fairly successful.


Often players go up the school ladder from NAIA, NCAA' to the NCAA, but you went the other route starting in the NCAA to the NAIA. Talk about Going from Furmin via USC Aiken to Costal Georgia. Do you feel at the end of the day that this was the right way? Do you feel like having been at Furmin for 4 years would have made you a different player?


I only transferred schools because of the coaching changes. I feel like I made the right choices to showcase my game. And I feel like I wouldn't have been able to showcase my talent at Furman. I got my chance at those other schools and was ready to show what I can do.


You played 41 NCAA games at Furman in two seasons. What positives could you take from this experience?


I take the experiences and the skills I learned from Furman. I enjoyed my time there and learned a lot.


You scored in double figures at Furmin itwice inclusing a 12 point game getting six rebounds in a 21 point loss to North Carolina school Davidson where you dueled against many future Professionals like Euroleague Player Jake Cohen, Demon Books who plays in the German first division and other talented first division players like Tyler Kalinoski and Chris Czerapowicz. When you look at guys like this and the skill level of a school like Davidson (NCAA) how far do you see yourself in your development now as a player where you feel you can reach a first division team one day?

I feel like I can play with those guys. Like I said I played at Furman my freshman year. I have grown a lot as a player since then. My confidence and skill has grown. I feel like I can play with anybody and I don't back down from a challenge.


You then moved to USC Aiken (NCAA2) where you played 19 games averaging 15.6ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.4apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 82.4%. There you played for head coach Vince Alexander. What kind of experience was this year and why did you move again to Coastal Georgia?

It was a great experience. I made the all conference team and I left because he took a coaching job at another school.


As a senior you finished at Co.Georgia (NAIA) playing 32 games averaging 20.9ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.7apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 44.7%, 3PT: 29.9%, FT: 73.7%. You scored in double figures in 31 of 32 games and really dominated. How vital was this season for you playing at the NAIA level? Was it just another season to help give you that killer instinct which you took to Australia on the court?

It forced me to be a leader. I had to set examples for my teammates and lead the team to wins. I enjoyed that experience. And it gave me a chance to learn to play with a target on my back. When people are game planning to stop you, you have to learn to make adjustments and still find ways to be successful on the floor.


How did head coach Jessie Watkins give you that last serious push as a senior and help you get groomed and prepared best for a professional career?

He gave my freedom to take things into my own hands but also made sure I had a goal to meet. He pushed me to be greater and he kept me focused on the end goal.


Who won a one on one in practice you or Jamaal Rhodes?

Me of course.

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

The toughest player I battled was Trevor Booker from Clemson.


Your from Atlanta, Georgia and German Dennis Schroeder plays for the Atlanta Hawks. Do you see him becoming atop 5 NBA point guard down the road?



He is a great player and I believe his future is very bright.


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

MJ, Shaq, KD, and Reggie Miller

Where will Lebron stand in the never ending debate as the best of all-time now that he still stands at 3 NBA rings against Michael Jordan's six rings?


He has a chance to be the best ever but as of now he is definitely top 5.


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

He is a top 5 power forward of all time. He had a great career.


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

This is one of the great NBA performances.


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

Yes Russell Westbrook is the best player stat wise in the NBA right now.


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?

He does what it takes to help his team win. Can't criticize Russell for that.


What was the last movie that you saw?

The last movie I saw was Split.

Thanks Dominic for the chat.




FC Bayern Munich Keeps Devin Booker - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

FC Bayern Munich have announced the contract extension of Devin Booker (205-C-91, college: Clemson). Booker is a 26 year old 205cm center from Whitmire, South Carolina that will be going into his fifth professional season and second in Germany after playing his first three seasons in France with Nancy, Bourg Basket and Chalon. Last season with FC Bayern Munich, Booker played 40 games averaging 9.8ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 59.7%, 3PT: 29.4%, FT: 72.5%. He also played Eurocup playing 17 games averaging 12.1ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 64.0%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 76.6%. Last season the American scored in double figures 21 times including one double double. His best scoring games in the BBL were against Wurzburg with 17 points and he also registered 15 points against Bamberg twice as well as against Frankfurt and Vechta. In Eurocup action, he scored in double figures 13 times and had one double double. His best scoring games was a 27 point explosion against Russian team Zenit and a 19 point 15 rebound game against ratiopharm ulm.

Source: FC Bayern Munich



Phoenix Hagen Sign Alex Herrera - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro A club Phoenix Hagen have become active on the transfer market and added Alex Herrera (206-C-92, college: Fort Lewis, agency: Two Points). Herrera is a 24 year old 206cm forward from Ignacio, Colorado that brings two years of basketball experience to Germany having played in Finland, New Zealand and last season in Spain with Tau Castello (Spain-LEB Gold) where he played 34 games averaging 6.1ppg, 3.9rpg, FGP: 47.6%, FT: 58.8%. "Despite his size, he is a good athlete and pretty quick on his feet. He had a great division two career and almost averaged double double stats in Finland. He had some misfortune with his minutes in Spain, but other than that we would never have had the chance to get him. He left a nice impression in our talks and I am convinced that he will be our anker under the basket on offense and defense", stressed head coach Matthias Grothe.

Last season in Spain, he scored in double figures in five games including a 18 point game against Caceres and a 15 point efort against Breogan. "I am ready and am looking forward to training camp and my new teammates where I hope we will play a good season. It is important that we not only develop individually, but come together quickly as a team", warned Alex Herrera. He started his basketball career in 2010 with Fort Lewis (NCAA2) where he played until 2015. He put up big time stats at Fort Lewis (NCAA2) and improved his stats each season in his last three. In hiss econd season he played 30 games averaging 15.3ppg, 8.8rpg, 2.8bpg, FGP: 60.3%, FT: 65.8%. In hiss econd year he played 28 games averaging 18.9ppg, 9.2rpg, 1.1apg, BlocksNCAA2-2 (3.5bpg), FGP: 58.7%, 3PT: 50.0%. In his senior year he palyed 18 games averaging 23.2ppg, Reb-5 (11.4rpg), 1.7apg, Blocks-4 (3.2bpg), FGP: 58.2%, 3PT: 12.5%, FT: 66.3%. He started his professional career with the South West Metro Pirates (Australia-QBL) playing 16 games avergaing 21.8ppg, Reb-5 (13.7rpg), 2.1bpg, FGP: 58.4%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 73.7%. In his first season in Europe, he made the next step with KTP Basket Kotka (Finland-Korisliiga) playing 28 games averaging 10.1ppg, Reb-3 (8.9rpg), Blocks-3 (1.5bpg), FGP: 52.6%, FT: 68.1%; FIBA Europe Cup: 6 games: 8.7ppg, 6.7rpg, FGP: 50.0%, FT: 76.9%.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been RMAC Tournament Winner -11, NCAA D2 Sweet 16 -11, RMAC Tournament Semifinals -12, 14
RMAC Regular Season Co-Runner-Up -13, RMAC Tournament Finalist -13, All-RMAC Defensive Player of the Year -13, 14, 15, All-RMAC 1st Team -13, 14, 15
RMAC All-Tournament Team -13, 14, NABC Division II All-South Central Region 1st Team -13, Daktronics NCAA D2 All-South Central Region 1st Team -14, 15
NABC NCAA D2 All-South Central Region 1st Team -14, Australian QBL-Group C Regular Season Runner-Up -14, and Daktronics NCAA D2 All-America 2nd Team -15.

Source:Phoenix Hagen






Tim Oldenburg Retires From Basketball Moving To The Police Force - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

It really didn't matter if the Fraport Skyliners Juniors won or lost, Tim Oldenburg (202-C-92) was always prepared to give his five cents after a game about what happened on the floor no matter if he had just survived a double OT loss, had hit the floor 25 times all battered and still gotten up or been a spectator at the end of the bench trying to get through an injury. Oldenburg is a 25 year old 202cm forward/center that has decided to hang up his jersey and concentrate on his 9-5 job at the police force. The German came to the club in 2009 and first played with Eintracht Frankfurt (Regionalliga), but witnessed his first Pro B minutes in the 2010-2011 season where he played 12 games. In total he would play 7 Pro B seasons, but also a BBL game, one Eurochallenge game and two Fiba Europe Cup games. Oldenburg was so much more than just a good basketball player, but a guy that had a great charachter and was a role model for everyone. "The development that Tim took with us is exemplary. As our captain he was a great role model for the young team. The way he was able to successfully have a police education shows his great charachter and the opportunities that we offer players in our program. Whenever he was needed for our BBL roster, he was there. You were able to throw him into cold water. We wish him all the best from our hearts with his career as a policeman and are sure that he will leave his mark the same way he did with us. We are now looking for the next Tim Oldenburg that will be able to play professional basketball over many years, but where education stands in the focus. This has been an important building block in our youth program for years and that is why we have decided to give 2-3 scholarships per year", stressed Fraport Skyliners CEO Gunnar Wobke.

He started his basketball career in 2007 with Usungen and helped Eintracht Frankfurt win the 2010 U-18 German title where he beat future NBA player Dennis Schroeder and Daniel Theis. In his seven years in the Pro B, Oldenburg played a total of 136 Pro B games. His best statistical season was the 2013-2014 season in the Pro B where he played 23 games: averaging 10.8ppg, 4.1rpg, FGP: 59.3%, FT: 76.2%. His second best statistical season was in the 2015-2016 season where he played 23 games averaging 9.3ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 57.2%, FT: 68.6%. His best games in the Pro B where against Dresden and Nordlingen with 24 points a piece, 21 points against Leipzig, 19 points against Speyer, and 18 points against Leitershofen, Leipzig and Leitershofen. "It was hard for me to make this step after 8 years here with the Fraport Skyliners and Eintracht Frankfurt. I had said 5 years ago that after I ahd finished my Police education that I would make a decision. For many reasons, I have decided to end my professional basketball career. I want to thank the whole team, coaches, players and employees of the club that I got to know over the years. A big thanks goes to Jonas Thiele, Yannick Krabbe and the whole Fraport Skyliners e.V team that I was with since the 2011-2012 season. I also want to thank SID who was always there for me as a player and is now as a personal friend. I took a lot with me the last years and had some successes. From winning the U-18 title to being 2016 Pro B finalist, I saw how the youth program improved and brought top talents to the professional area. I also have a special thnaks to Eric Detlev where we almost always kept the team away from the playdowns and almost made it to the top of the Pro B. He was one of the forrunners for a wonderful system where pro basketball and the youth area came together. He invested a lot so the players could achieve all they could and that showed in the game results. When I look back, I didn't regret any of my decisions and would recommend every young talent to go to Frankfurt. Even if my decision wasn't easy, I look ahead. I am looking forward to start a own small family and to develop further in my job and take more responsibility. I don't know how much basketball will accompany me now, but thanks to the office team of the Fraport Skyliners e.V , a part of the old floor will be my companion. I also would like to thank the fans for their faith and remain like that for the future top talents. They will be carried from you so that they can get to the top", stressed Tim Oldenburg.

Source:Fraport Skyliners e.V




Eddy Edigin joins Baunach - by Dockers Hoops

Eddy Edigin (201-C-95, agency: Two Points) is the latest signing of German Pro A team Baunach Young Pikes.

Edigin emerged as one of the top under 22 talents in Pro B last season, where he averaged 10.6 points,7.6 rebounds, a block and a steal per game playing for Giants TSV 1861 Noerdlingen.

In just his fourth season of basketball, Edigin was also named to the Eurobasket All-Defensive team and was Pro B 'Youngster of the Month' in February.

Following a previous stint for Bayern Munich's second team, the former football goalkeeper will wear number 20 next season for the Bamberg development program.




The Dragons Rhondorf Hold On To Patrick Reusch - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro B team Dragons Rhondorf have announced the contract extension of German Patrick Reusch (185-G-93). Reusch is a 24 year old 185cm point guard that will be going into his second season with Rhondorf. After starting his career with SC Bayer 05 Uerdingen (2.Regionalliga) and playing two seasons with the Telekom Baskets Bonn II (Regionalliga) team, he has found a home in the Pro B. Last season with the Dragons Rhoendorf (ProB) he played 21 games averaging 5.8ppg, 1.7rpg, 1.8apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 53.1%, 3PT: 14.7%, FT: 74.5%.

New head coach Thomas Adelt is thrilled that he will be able to work together with the talented German again. "He had a good first season in the Pro B. I am happy that I can work together with him again. I watched his development last season intensively and am sure that he will become even more consistent as a scorer and passer", stressed head coach Thomas Adelt. Last season the German scored in double figures in five games including a 15 point game against the ScanPlus Baskets, a 13 point game against FC Bayern Munich 2, a 12 point game against PS Karlsruhe and two 10 point games against the Bayer Giants Leverkusen and Weissenhorn.

Source.Dragons Rhondorf






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  GREECE  


Greek U20 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Greek U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Ndubuisi Adetokunbo
Adetokunbo
Ioannis Agravanis
Agravanis
Vasileios Charalampopoulos
Charalampopoulos
Vasileos Christidis
Christidis
Nikolaos Diplaros
Diplaros
#e#5
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




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
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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
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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Greece



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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Greece



Pagrati keeps Xiouras for another season - by Chris Mammides

AO Pagrati Athens (A2) re-signed 21-year old swingman Giorgos Xiouras (195-96). He has played there for the last two seasons. But in three A2 games he did not score anything. Xiouras also spent pre-season at Peristeri that year.

AO Pagrati Athens roster for 2017-2018:

Thanasis Georgopapadakos
Andreas Giannikos
Giorgos Xiouras
Heraldo Tsamai

Coach: Nasos Houbavlis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Enosi inks Giorgos Charalampous, ex Apoel - by Chris Mammides

AO Enosi ILIOU (C) agreed terms with 25-year old Cypriot guard Giorgos Charalampous (192-92). The last time (7-8) he played at Apoel in Cypriot Division A. Charalampous missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
Charalampous was named to Cyprus U16 National Team in 2008.

AO Enosi ILIOU roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giannis Bellas
Giorgos Charalampous
Odyseas Bellas

Forwards:
Christos Skalomenos
Athanasios Bolatoglou
Aris Fountas
Theodoris Panousopoulos

Center:
Kostas Mantalvanos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HOLLAND  


Dutch U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Dutch U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Amer Banda
Banda
Terrence Bieshaar
Bieshaar
Mack Bruining
Bruining
Jaouad Darib
Darib
Nino Gorissen
Gorissen
#e#5
Amer Banda 200-F-98 Den Bosch Holland
Terrence Bieshaar 208-C-97 Joventut Spain
Mack Bruining 188-PG-97 Amsterdam Holland
Jaouad Darib 189-G-97 Zwolle Holland
Nino Gorissen 176-PG Lions Holland
Keime Helfrich 197-F/G-97 Zwolle Holland
Sake Hoogsteden 205-C-98
Nene Kiameso 199-F-97 Kingston Academy USA
Ruud Lutterman 201-F-97 Caldwell USA
Wietze Nossek 201-F-98 Den Bosch Holland
Irfan Ramovic 192-PG-98 Den Bosch Holland
Kevin Schutte 203-F/C-98
Jacobus Stolk 198-F-97 Zwolle Holland
Jord Van Baast 195-F/G-98
Marijn Ververs 190-G-98 Leiden Holland
Freek Vos 201-F/C-97 Zwolle Holland
Elay Wirjo 196-F-98 Zwolle Holland




Rotterdam keeps Bouwer for another season - by Eurobasket News

Rotterdam Challengers (Eredivisie) re-signed 18-year old small forward Maik Bouwer (197-99). He played there last season. But in 11 Eredivisie games he did not score anything and had only 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
Bouwer represented Holland at the European Championships U18 Division B in Skopje (FYR Macedonia) last year. His stats at that event were 8 games: 7.0ppg, 3.1rpg, FGP: 62.5%, 3PT: 21.1%, FT: 80.0%.

Rotterdam Challengers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kasper Averink
Ordane Kanda-Kanyinda

Forwards:
Ties Theeuwkens
Michael Kok
Maik Bouwer
Coen Stolk

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Holland



Dutch National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Henk Norel
Norel
Arvin Slagter
Slagter
Leon Williams
Williams
Jessey Voorn
Voorn
Roeland Schaftenaar
Schaftenaar
#e#5
23Henk Norel 213-C-87 Zaragoza Spain
44Arvin Slagter 191-G-85 Groningen Holland
5Leon Williams 189-PG-91 Goettingen Germany
24Jessey Voorn 197-SG-90 Leiden Holland
13Roeland Schaftenaar 211-F/C-88 Cretan Kings Greece
0Yannick Franke 194-G-96 Zadar Croatia
2Maarten Bouwknecht 185-PG-94 Den Bosch Holland
12Thomas van der Mars 208-C-90 Kalev/Cramo Estonia
6Worthy de Jong 194-SG-88 Leiden Holland
18Nicolas de Jong 210-C-88 Chalons-Reims France
33Jito Kok 206-C-94 Rapla Estonia
15Olaf Schaftenaar 208-F-93 Zwolle Holland

Toon Van Helfteren Head Coach



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  HUNGARY  


Hungarian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Hungarian U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Gabor Bordacs
Bordacs
Bence Buzsaki
Buzsaki
Attila Demeter
Demeter
Peter Doktor
Doktor
Krisztofer Durazi
Durazi
#e#5
Gabor Bordacs 199-F/G-98 MAFC Hungary
Bence Buzas 193-G-97 TF Budapest Hungary
Bence Buzsaki 200-F-97 GBA Sparta Czech Republic
Attila Demeter 197-F/G-97 PVSK Pannon Hungary
Peter Doktor 189-G-98 Kormend Hungary
Krisztofer Durazi 198-F/G-98 Falco KC Hungary
Bence Fulop 202-F-98 KTE-Duna Hungary
Kristof Horvath 188-PG-97 MTK Torokbalint Hungary
Gaspar Kerpel-Fronius 186-G-98 Bp. Honved Hungary
Gabor Kovacs 195-G/F-98 Oroszlanyi Hungary
Gergo Kozma 182-G-98 Falco KC Hungary
Boris Krnjajski 188-G-98 PVSK Pannon Hungary
Csaba Kucsora 190-G-98 MAFC Hungary
Chester Lewis 185-PG-98 Vasas Hungary
Adam Marton 190-SF-97 Kormend Hungary
Balint Mocsan 190-G-97 Idaho St. USA
Akos Nemeth 193-SF-98 ZTE KK Hungary
Mate Papai 204-F-98 MAFC Hungary
Marcell Pongo 194-PG-97 Ratiopharm Germany
Gabor Rudner 197-G-98 Szolnok Hungary
Marcell Volgyi 198-F-98 Vasas Hungary




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  IRAN  


Haddadi believes Iran's rising stars will carry the load in Asia Cup - by Mohammad Amin Maghsoodlou

TEHRAN (FIBA Asia Cup 2017) - Iran may have to do battle at the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 without their most dominant player, Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85).

This comes after the hulking 2.18m center revealed his plans to rest an injury he sustained last year in preparation for the Asia Qualifiers to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in November.

"After the FIBA Asia Challenge last year, I had an injury and had to rest, but I still needed to play with Sichuan in China," he shared. "My injury got worse after, and now I need to rest this summer and be ready for the Asia Qualifiers."
This is a big development for Iran, of course, as Haddadi is not only the team's best big man, he is also a valuable veteran presence on a squad now dominated by up-and-coming players. Haddadi would have been able to not only anchor Team Melli's interior play but also help guide some of the young guys on the national team.

"They are young and need to be in the camp and practice," he said. "If we want the national team to improve and be stronger, we should trust the young players and give them more time."

Among the young players expected to see action for Iran at the Asia Cup are hotshots Behnam Yakhchali, Sajjad Mashayekhi and Vahid Dalirzahan - all of whom played for Iran at the WABA Championship 2017. With these players making an impact for Iran, Haddadi is confident they will be a force to reckon with at the Asia Cup.

"Our national team is doing the best because we have good preparation with the young players for the FIBA Asia Cup," he explained. "I see the motivation in players' faces, and I know everybody will do the best for the national team."

One stumbling block for Iran will be the inclusion of Australia and New Zealand in the Asia Cup this year. Both the Boomers and Tall Blacks are elite national sides, and having them may dampen the odds of Iran returning to the top of the podium. Haddadi, however, welcomes this development. He knows that for the level of play in Asia to further improve, teams will need to play much better competition.
"I believe New Zealand and Australia will improve Asian basketball," he said. "If we want to play at the world quality, then we should play with more great teams, and these teams can help us."

Haddadi has been included in Iran's 24-man pool, but should he, indeed, miss the Asia Cup, new coach Erman Kunter will still have some rising stars who can carry the scoring, rebounding and shot-blocking cudgels. These include Rouzbeh Arghavan, Arsalan Kazemi and perhaps even Mohammad Torabi. Still, there is something to be said about having Asia's most dominant center of the past decade playing for your team, and Team Melli will most certainly still prefer having Haddadi on board for the Asia Cup.



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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



Irish U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Irish U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Tariq Guebaili
Guebaili
Daniel Heaney
Heaney
Cian Lally
Lally
Ryan Leonard
Leonard
Eoin Rockall
Rockall
#e#5
Owen Connolly 195-PG-97 Fr.Mathews Ireland
Dylan Corkery 188-G-98
Aidan Dunne 198-SF-97 Eanna Ireland
Sean Gilmore 204-F-97 Colby USA
Tariq Guebaili 192-G/F-98
Daniel Heaney 198-F-98 DCU Saints Ireland
Cian Lally 191-SG-97 Sligo All-Stars Ireland
Ryan Leonard 191-SF-98 Tralee Ireland
Marcus Phillips 192-SG-97
Eoin Rockall 182-PG-98 Maree Ireland
Russell Daniels 180-G-99 Florida SW USA
Conor Ryan 207-C-97 UCC Demons Ireland
Robert Sullivan 188-G-98 DCU Saints Ireland
Matt Treacy 199-F-98 Tolka Rovers Ireland




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  ISRAEL  


Peterson left Hapoel Jerusalem - by Eurobasket News

32-year old American power forward Travis Peterson (208-85, college: Samford) left defending champion Hapoel Jerusalem (Winner League). In 36 Winner League games he recorded 7.1ppg and 4.4rpg last season. He helped them to win the league title and they also made it to the Cup final. He also played 19 games in Eurocup where he averaged 6.9ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.2apg. Peterson contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
He ended the previous (2015-16) season at Valencia Basket in Spanish Liga Endesa. But in four games he had just 1.5ppg and 1.0apg. But the most of that year Peterson spent at Avtodor in Russian league. In 16 Eurocup games he got impressive 18.1ppg, 6.6rpg and 2.6apg. He also played 32 games in VTB United League where he was fifth best scorer with 13.5ppg and got 7.6rpg, 2.6apg and 1.2spg.
Peterson has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Honorable Mention in 2016.
Peterson is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bulgaria (Lukoil Academic Sofia and Rilski), Ukraine (Hoverla), Spain (Blusens Monbus) and Czech Republic (Prostejov).
Peterson attended Samford University until 2008 and it is his tenth season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Most versatile offensive performer ... excellent 3-point shooter for his size ... great decision-maker who will be counted on for scoring around the goal ... directs the offense from the center position.

Hapoel Jerusalem roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Yotam Halperin
Yogev Ohayon
Curtis Jerrells
Jerome Dyson

Forwards:
Lior Eliyahu
Tarence Kinsey

Center:
Richard Howell

Coach: Fotis Katsikaris

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Marquis Addison (ex Macc.Rehovot) signs at Geneve Lions - by Luca Maffioli

Lions de Geneve (LNA) landed 26-year old American guard Marquis Addison (195-88kg-91, college: Missouri Southern State, agency: XL Basketball Agency). He played most recently at Macc.Rehovot in Israeli National League. In 28 games he averaged impressive 15.6ppg, 5.1rpg, 2.9apg and 2.5spg (in top 2) last season. Addison helped them to make it to the cup final. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Addison played at Horsens IC in Danish Ligaen where in 38 games he had very remarkable stats: 15.8ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.7apg and 2.0spg (in top 3). He contributed to his team winning the Danish League title (twice) and they also made it to the Cup final (twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Danish Ligaen 2nd Team.
Addison graduated from Missouri Southern State in 2014 and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.

Lions de Geneve roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roberto Kovac
Marquis Addison
Lucas Pythoud

Forwards:
Marko Mladjan
Arnaud Cotture
Randon Grueninger

Coach: Vedran Bosnic

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Coach Sharon Drucker (ex Maccabi Rishon) agreed terms with Lukoil Academic Sofia - by Eurobasket News

Lukoil Academic Sofia (NBL) will be guided by 50-year old Israeli coach Sharon Drucker (agency: BeoBasket). He has coached for the last two years at Maccabi Rishon in Israeli Winner League.
Among other achievements Drucker's team made it to the Premier League Semifinals in 2003, 2013 and 2015. He was selected to Israeli Premier League All-Star Game back in 2012.
Drucker was coaching Israeli U20 National Team between 2002 and 2014.
He is a very experienced coach. Drucker has coached also professionally in Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Russia (Ural Great) and Israel (Galil Gilboa and Hapoel Jerusalem).

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Scafati tabs Andrea Antonaci - by Eurobasket News

Givova Scafati Basket (Serie A2) inked 19-year old center Andrea Antonaci (203-98). He has played for the last four years at Roma S.Azzurra in the Serie B. In 30 games he averaged 4.4ppg and 5.3rpg last season.
Antonaci's team made it to the U17 Championships Semifinals in 2014.

Givova Scafati Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marco Santiangeli
Emanuele Trapani

Forwards:
Marco Ammannato
Alex Ranuzzi
Nicholas Crow

Center:
Andrea Antonaci

Coach: Giovanni Perdichizzi

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Scafati inks Emanuele Trapani - by Eurobasket News

Givova Scafati Basket (Serie A2) agreed terms with 18-year old point guard Emanuele Trapani (188-99). He has played for the last four seasons at Roma S.Azzurra in the Serie B. In 31 games he had 13.2ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.2apg and 1.5spg last season.
Trapani represented Italy at the European Championships U16 in Kaunas (Lithuania) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 10.3ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.1apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 37.5%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 53.3%.

Givova Scafati Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marco Santiangeli
Emanuele Trapani

Forwards:
Alex Ranuzzi
Nicholas Crow

Center:
Marco Ammannato

Coach: Giovanni Perdichizzi

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Forli Tigers tab Francesco Papa - by Eurobasket News

ASD Tigers Basket 2014 Forli (Serie B) inked 22-year old guard Francesco Papa (196-90kg-95) from Basket Teramo 2015. In 28 Serie B games he averaged 10.3ppg, 8.7rpg, 1.6apg and 1.4spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Papa played at Mec-Energy Roseto (Serie A). But in 20 games he had just 1.5ppg and 1.2rpg.
His team was regular season runner-up in Italian Nazionale B Group C in 2013.
Papa has played previously for two other teams: Giulianova and Brescia.

ASD Tigers Basket 2014 Forli roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Antonio De_Fabritiis
Matteo Battisti
Francesco Papa
Gianluca Carpanzano

Forward:
Christian Villani

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Kelly is back at Barrio Parque - by Eurobasket News

Barrio Parque de Cordoba (TNA) signed 29-year old naturalized Italian shooting guard Juan Kelly (190-88). It is actually his comeback to Cordoba as he has played here before. Kelly played last season at San Isidro in the TNA. In 48 games he had 12.4ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.9apg and 1.4spg. Kelly helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Union where in 42 TNA games he recorded 14.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.8apg and 1.5spg. A very impressive season as he was named to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA Honorable Mention.
Kelly has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally also in Italy (C.U.S. Chieti) and Argentina (Independiente Neuquen, Instituto, P.Echague and Reconquista).

Barrio Parque de Cordoba roster for 2017-2018:

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

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Nardo signs Yancarlos Jefferson Rodriguez - by Eurobasket News

Nature Nardo (Serie B) signed 23-year old naturalized Dominican guard Yancarlos Jefferson Rodriguez (195-94) from Basket Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto. In 33 Serie B games he had 14.8ppg, 5.7rpg, 3.3apg and 1.6spg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Rodriguez played at Nuova Pallacanestro Monteroni where in 24 Serie B games he recorded very remarkable stats: 18.0ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.4apg and 1.9spg.
Rodriguez represented Italy at the Tryout camp for 3x3 at Youth Olympic Games six years ago.
He has played previously for five other teams: Montichiari, Osimo, Roma S.Azzurra, Roma Minerva and Brusati.
Rodriguez could be described: A talented guard who hasn' t yet the court vision and team mentality to become a PG. He's much more a 2 player with great scoring skills.

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Fiorito comes back to Desio - by Eurobasket News

Rimadesio Desio (Serie B) added to their roster 26-year old small forward Simone Fiorito (199-91, agency: SPORTlab Agency). It is actually his comeback to Desio as he has played here before. Fiorito played last season at Malloni Basket Porto S.Elpidio in the Serie B. In 30 games he recorded 8.3ppg and 3.0rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Fiorito played at Valentinas Bottegone Pistoia where in 9 Serie B games he averaged 11.1ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.8apg.
Fiorito was a member of Italian U20 National Team in 2011.
He has played previously for five other teams: Piacenza, FCM Ferentino, Basket Barcellona, Dolomiti Energia Trento and Tortona.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A completely skilled forward, who can score and pass, runs well the court and has leadership. Great upside at the 3 position.

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Mario Chiusolo joins Ozzano - by Eurobasket News

New Flying Balls Ozzano dell Emilia (Serie C Gold) agreed terms with 26-year old point guard Mario Chiusolo (185-91) from Despar 4Torri Ferrara.
Chiusolo has played previously for five other teams: Cento, Riva del Garda, Castenaso, Bari and Virtus Bologna.
On Chiusolo: A quickly improving PG, who plays everytime in control and has great court vision and timing. Seems to have a bright future, even at professional level.

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Pilo re-signs at Sestu - by Eurobasket News

Pirates Accademia Basket Sestu (Serie C Gold) confirmed in their roster 29-year old guard Mirko Pilo (184-88). He played there last season. In 27 Serie C games he had 8.4ppg and 1.4rpg. Serie C Gold will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Pilo won Serie C Group L in 2015.
He has played previously for three other teams: Banco di Srd, Sassari Torres and Sant'Orsola Sassari.

Pirates Accademia Basket Sestu roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nicola Elia
Mirko Pilo
Mauro Graviano
Daniele Locci

Forwards:
Manuel Vanuzzo
Romeo Trionfo

Center:
Edoardo Melis

Coach: Giuseppe Caboni

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Civitanova tabs Gennaro Tessitore - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Rossella Civitanova Marche inked experienced 35-year old former international guard Gennaro Tessitore (193-82) from Basket Teramo 2015. In 16 Serie B games he averaged impressive 16.4ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.2apg last season.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Tessitore spent at Orzinuovi GaGa where in 16 Serie B games he had 5.5ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.3apg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Tessitore also played that season for Amatori Sport Falconara Marittima. In 16 Serie B games he recorded 13.3ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.3apg. Tessitore was a member of Italian Senior National Team back in 2003.
He has spent his entire career in Italy playing for three other teams: Sutor Montegranaro, Potenza and Recanati.
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Civitanova.

Rossella Civitanova Marche roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gennaro Tessitore
Mario Tessitore
Matteo Felicioni

Forward:
Francesco Amoroso

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Alma Trieste may sign Royce White, ex London L. - by Eurobasket News

Pallacanestro Alma Trieste (Serie A2) is close to sign 26-year old American forward Royce White (203-122kg-91, college: Iowa State) who played last time at London Lightning in Canada. In 49 NBL Canada games he was third best scorer with impressive 20.9ppg and averaged 10.3rpg (#2 in the league), 5.6apg and 1.3spg last season. A very impressive year as he was voted USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Player of the Year and named to 1st Team.
In 2012 White was drafted by Houston Rockets (NBA) in first round (16th overall). He attended Iowa State and it may be his sixth season in pro basketball.
White has played previously professionally in NBA (Phi.76ers and Sacramento Kings) and NBA G League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Reno Bighorns).

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Oleggio keeps Lo Biondo for another season - by Eurobasket News

Oleggio Magic Basket (Serie B) re-signed 20-year old forward Matteo Lo Biondo (200-97, agency: Octagon Europe). He played there last season. In 25 Serie B games he averaged just 2.5ppg and 1.2rpg.
Lo Biondo has played previously for Sangiorgese.

Oleggio Magic Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Forwards:
Edoardo Gallazzi
Alessandro Spatti
Matteo Lo_Biondo

Center:
Stefano Colombo

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Rieti tabs Claudio Tommasini - by Eurobasket News

NPC Rieti (Serie A2) inked 26-year old guard Claudio Tommasini (197-93kg-91) from Lighthouse Conad Trapani. In 18 Serie A2 games he averaged 5.7ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.7apg last season.
Tommasini's team made it to the Italian Nazionale A Cup Final Four in 2013.
He was a member of Italian U20 National Team back in 2011.
Tommasini has played previously for six other teams: Juvecaserta, Unieuro Forli, CZG Veroli, Ostuni, Virtus Bologna and Fiat Torino.
His game is described as: A strong bodied guard, who knows how to score in every moment of the game, even in clutch ones. Yet ready to play at senior level, he needs to add some playmaaking skills to become stably a point guard.

NPC Rieti roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marcos Casini
Claudio Tommasini

Forward:
Giovanni Carenza

Center:
Angelo Gigli

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Vincenzo Di Viccaro signs at Recanati - by Eurobasket News

Ambalt Recanati (Serie B) landed 33-year old guard Vincenzo Di Viccaro (191-84) from Montegrano. In 33 Serie B games he averaged 9.1ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.2apg last season. He helped them to win the Serie B title (twice) (also twice).
The previous (15-16) season Di Viccaro played at Amatori Sport Falconara Marittima where in 29 Serie B games he had 14.1ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.0apg and 1.4spg. He contributed to his team making it to the group semifinals.
Di Viccaro represented Italy at the World Military Championships in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) six years ago.
He has spent his entire career in Italy playing for seven other teams: Modena, San Severo, Patti, Potenza, Massafra, Agrigento and Potenza.
Let's have closer look into Di Viccaro's outlook: A powerful forward, whose future is maybe at SG (real height is around 194); great hustle and winning mentality, can simply dominate a game at junior level, thanks to his point production; needs to mature and to improve his team play.

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Faenza adds Pagani to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Rekico Faenza (Serie B) added to their roster 19-year old center Giordano Pagani (205-100kg-98) from Varese Robur. Pagani has played there for the last four years. In 29 Serie B games he had 5.9ppg and 4.3rpg last season.
His team made it to the U19 Championships Semifinals in 2014.
Pagani represented Italy at the European Championships U16 in Latvia three years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 4.6ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.0spg.
Pagani has played previously for Openjobmetis VA.

Rekico Faenza roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Mattia Venucci

Forward:
Gioacchino Chiappelli

Centers:
Giordano Pagani
Jakov Milosevic

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Imola adds Casadei to their roster - by Eurobasket News

NPC Virtus Imola (Serie C Gold) added to their roster experienced 36-year old swingman Daniele Casadei (199-81). He has played for the last two seasons at Rekico Faenza in the Serie B. In 32 games he had 11.9ppg, 6.8rpg and 2.3apg last season. Serie C Gold will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Casadei's team made it to the LNP Silver Playoffs Semifinals in 2014. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian Nazionale A Forward of the Year back in 2013.
Casadei has spent his entire career in Italy playing for five other teams: Bondi Ferrara, Firenze Enic, Cento, Siena Virtus and Omegna.
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Imola.
On Casadei: A very experienced forward who gives his best inside, thaks to solid body and good offensive moves. A go-to player at minor league level, he can spend time in 3 and 4 positions as well.

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VL Pesaro inks Pablo Bertone - by Eurobasket News

Consultinvest VL Pesaro (Serie A) agreed terms with 27-year old Argentinian shooting guard Pablo Bertone (193-90kg-90, college: Florida Atlantic, agency: Interperformances). He played last season at Instituto in Argentinian LigaA. In 60 games he had 11.4ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.6apg.
The previous (15-16) season Bertone played at Lanus (also in LigaA) where in 55 games he recorded 11.2ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.2apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Sun Belt West Division Regular Season in 2011. Bertone was also voted All-C-USA 1st Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Bertone has played also professionally in Spain (Palma).
He attended Florida Atlantic University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

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Davide Reati joins Assigeco Piacenza - by Andrea Centenari

UCC Assigeco Piacenza (Serie A2) agreed terms with 29-year old ex-international guard Davide Reati (195-95kg-88) from Unieuro Forli. In 7 Serie A2 games he had 8.1ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.4apg last season. Reati also played that season for Orsi Derthona Basket Tortona (Serie A) where in 9 games he recorded 8.7ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Italian LNP Cup in 2015. Reati was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian Nazionale A 2nd Team back in 2013.
He was a member of Italian international program for some years. Reati was called to Italian Senior National Team back in 2009 and previously for U20 National Team in 2006.
He has played previously for four other teams: Openjobmetis VA, Verona, Treviglio and Cernusco.
On Reati: A big sized SG, with good athletic skills and shooting ability. He's so good on defense that he can yet guard the best opponent player, needs to improve ball handling and court vision. Has the upside to become a NT player.

UCC Assigeco Piacenza roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Matteo Formenti
Davide Reati
Giacomo Sanguinetti

Forward:
Luca Fontecchio

Coach: Andrea Zanchi

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Palestrina adds Paesano to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Citysightseeing Palestrina (Serie B) added to their roster 24-year old power forward Alessandro Paesano (203-90kg-93). He played last season at Montegrano in Italian Serie B. Paesano won Italian Serie B championship title.
He was a member of Italian international program for some years. Paesano was called to Italian Senior National Team two years ago and previously for U20 National Team in 2013.
He has played previously for five other teams: Chieti, Roma S.Azzurra, FCM Ferentino, Roma Minerva and Oleggio.
On Paesano: A forward with great athletic skills. A good leaper and rebounder, he needs to work on his dfense and sitiuationn reading.

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Tortona inks Davide Meluzzi - by Eurobasket News

Orsi Derthona Basket Tortona (Serie A2) signed 19-year old point guard Davide Meluzzi (180-98, agency: Interperformances). He has played for the last three seasons at NTS Basket Rimini Crabs in the Serie B. In 25 games he had 12.8ppg, 4.6rpg, 4.1apg and 1.5spg last season.

Orsi Derthona Basket Tortona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nicola Mei
Marco Spanghero
Francesco Stefanelli
Davide Meluzzi

Forward:
Todor Radonjic

Centers:
Luca Garri
Francesco Quaglia
Milos Divac

Coach: Lorenzo Pansa

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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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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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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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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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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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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  JAPAN  


Interview with David Weaver - by Serafim Karaiskakis

David Weaver (207-C-87, college: Wake Forest) former player of Nagoya Diamond Dolphins (Japan-B League) gave an interview:

Why you decided to be a pro player.

It was always a child-hood dream to play pro basketball. I would play for hours as a young kid dreaming of the day people would come to arenas or turn on the television to watch my play. Growing up, I thought the only option was NBA, but after college I learned how great playing outside the USA could be.

There are many players without a job fighting for the same spots, how hard is to wait for your ideal offer and not take the first that comes up considering that the next one may not come soon.

The basketball market is often hard to navigate. Getting an offer early in the off-season is sometimes a blessing or a curse. Knowing how unpredictable the market is with so little spots, you want to secure a job early. It is extremely hard to wait. If the offer is ideal, some people pass on it hoping for something better, but that is a tough gamble. I have played both sides of this situation. It's a frustrating process sometimes.

Which was the best game you had in your career so far?

I think the best overall game I had was last season in Turkey. I was playing for Afyon and we played Acibadem at home. Winning this game was very important for our playoff chances. I was on fire this game. I did not miss a shot all night, until my last free-throw in the final minute of the match. I finished with 27pts 10rebs and 2blocks, shooting 9-9 (2fg) 2-2 (3fg) 3-4 (ft). The whole city was proud of our performance. I'll remember this match forever.

Tell us your strong point and your weakness in your game.

Read Full interview here

source: BasketballDeal Interviews

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Toyama Grouses tab coach Miodrag Rajkovic - by Eurobasket News

Toyama Grouses (B League) hired 46-year old Serbian coach Miodrag Rajkovic (agency: BeoBasket). The last time (12-15) he played at PGE Turow in Polish PLK league. Rajkovic has coached there for the last three years.
Among other achievements his team won Polish Supercup in 2015. Rajkovic received also Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Coach of the Year award back in 2013. He used to coach Polish League All National Team back in 2013.
Rajkovic has coached also professionally in Serbia (Vojvodina Srbijagas).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @avlijas12)

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  KOSOVO  


Two friendlies for Kosovo in next days - by Dren Shporta

Kosova basketball national team has arranged two first international friendlies.

Basketball Federation of Kosovo has notified that Kosova will play against Austria and Slovakia during this month, where new national team coach, Brad Greenberg (agency: Three Eye Sports ), will see his team for the first time in action.

Kosova will play Austria on July 15th in Kapfenberg, while 4 days later, July 19th will play vs Slovakia at Bratislava.

For these matches, Brad Greenberg (agency: Three Eye Sports ), will count on: Dardan Berisha (191-SG-88), Granit Rugova (198-F-85, college: Trinity Valley CC), Fisnik Rugova (208-PF-89), Lis Shoshi (211-F-94), Alban Veseli (202-F-90), Drilon Hajrizi (203-F-91), Leonard Mekaj (182-PG-95), Arti Hajdari (190-SG-93), Jaren Sina (188-G-94, agency: BeoBasket), Erjon Kastrati (198-SG-94), Gezim Morina (203-C/F-92), Urim Zenelaj (213-C-91, agency: Interperformances), Samir Zekiqi (202-F-95) and Ergin Grosha (211-C-93).



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  LEBANON  


Louaize tabs Khalil Aoun - by Eurobasket News

Louaize Zouk (Pepsi LBL) inked 27-year old international swingman Khalil Aoun (195-95kg-90) from Hoops. Aoun has played there for the last three years. In 8 Pepsi LBL games he averaged 4.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.1spg last season.
Among other achievements his team won Lebanese Supercup in 2011 and 2013.
Aoun has been also a member of Lebanese international program for some years. He has regularly played for Lebanese senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2008.
Aoun represented Lebanon at the West Asia Basketball Championships in Amman (Jordan) last year.
He has played previously for two other teams: Champville and Amchit.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LITHUANIA  


Zenit adds Gordon to their roster, ex Lietuvos rytas - by Eurobasket News

Zenit Saint Petersburg (VTB) added to their roster 27-year old American forward Drew Gordon (205-111kg-90, college: N.Mexico). He played last season at Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL league. In 42 games he recorded 10.6ppg, 7.1rpg (leader !!!) and 1.5apg. Gordon helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Lithuanian LKL All-Imports Team and Honorable Mention. Gordon also played 14 games in Eurocup where he averaged 12.6ppg, 9.6rpg, 1.4apg and 1.2spg.
The previous (15-16) season Gordon played at Chalons Reims in French ProA. In 30 games he had 14.0ppg, 9.6rpg (#2 in the league), 1.5apg and 1.3spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game.
Gordon has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
His team won Italian Cup in 2014.
Gordon is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Serbia (Partizan), Turkey (Banvit), NBA (Phi.76ers), Italy (Banco di Srd) and NBA G League (Delaware 87ers).
Gordon attended University of New Mexico until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
On Gordon: A solid inside player, who is agile and aggressive. Keeps well the position inside, defends hard, knows how to score and is a good rebounder.

Zenit Saint Petersburg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Evgeny Voronov
Scottie Reynolds
Nicolas Laprovittola
Kyle Kuric

Forwards:
Marko Simonovic
Drew Gordon

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lietkabelis keep Leonavicius for another season - by Eurobasket News

Panevezys Lietkabelis (LKL) re-signed experienced 34-year old guard Gintaras Leonavicius (194-84kg-83, agency: Players Group). He played there last season. In 46 LKL games he recorded 7.5ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.4apg. Leonavicius helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals. He also played 13 games in Eurocup where he averaged 7.3ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg.
The previous (15-16) season Leonavicius played at BC Siauliai. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 38 LKL games he got 10.2ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.8apg. Leonavicius also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 10.2ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.8apg. He also played 8 games in Baltic League where he got 10.1ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.8apg. Leonavicius contributed to his team winning the Baltic League championship (twice).
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com Lithuanian LKL All-Domestic Players Team award back in 2014.
Leonavicius has played also professionally in Italy (San Severo), Spain (Magia_Huesca and Leche Rio Breogan) and Lithuania (Sakalai, Nevezis, P.Zvaigzdes and Dailes Akademija).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A swingman who can spend time in the 2 and 3 spots. Loves to score in penetration beating his man, but can easily hit a 3-pointer. He's very athletic and can help his team at the defensive side too, guarding even taller opponents, grabbing rebs and stealing balls on passing lines. He's a good shot-blocker too.

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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  MALTA  


Maltese U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Maltese U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Paul Attard
Attard
Isaac Bonett
Bonett
Kieron Caruana
Caruana
Kurt Cassar
Cassar
Keith Dimech
Dimech
#e#5
Paul Attard 150-PG-99 Hibernians Malta
Isaac Bonett 169-SF-99 Hibernians Malta
Kieron Caruana 178-F/C-97 Hibernians Malta
Kurt Cassar 209-C-99 Roma S.Azzurra Italy
Keith Dimech 178-F-00 Bupa Malta
Luke Farrugia 177-PG-97 Hibernians Malta
Alec Felice Pace 165-PG-98 Cynergi Malta
Jacob Formosa 188-G-97 Starlites Malta
Matthew Gouder 178-G/F-98 Bournville United Kingdom
Francesco Mifsud 168-SG-98
Kelvin Schembri 174-PG-00 Starlites Malta
Michael Sjoberg 183-C-99
Luca Stefanovic 168-SF-98 Athleta Malta
Julian Wait 168-SF-98 Athleta Malta
Kurt Xuereb 183-PG-97 Depiro Malta
Samuel Zammit 172-PG-97 Depiro Malta
Timothy Zammit 166-SG-97 Depiro Malta




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  MEXICO  


Latinbasket.com All-Mexican CIBACOPA Awards 2017 - by Greg

Latinbasket.com All-Mexican CIBACOPA 1st Team 2017
Nick Murphy
Murphy
Glen Rice Jr.
Rice Jr.
Myke Henry
Henry
Sammy Yeager
Yeager
Michael Glover
Glover

Finals MVP: Glen Rice Jr. (198-G/F-91) of Obregon
Player of the Year: Glen Rice Jr. (198-G/F-91) of Obregon
Guard of the Year: Glen Rice Jr. (198-G/F-91) of Obregon
Forward of the Year: Sammy Yeager (193-F-89) of Guasave
Center of the Year: Michael Glover (203-F/C-87) of Obregon
Domestic Player of the Year: Gary Mondragon (91) of Guasave
Import Player of the Year: Glen Rice Jr. (198-G/F-91) of Obregon
Coach of the Year: Eduardo Opezzo of Obregon

1st Team
G: Nick Murphy (193-G-88) of Los Mochis
G/F: Glen Rice Jr. (198-G/F-91) of Obregon
F: Myke Henry (198-F-92) of Hermosillo
F: Sammy Yeager (193-F-89) of Guasave
F/C: Michael Glover (203-F/C-87) of Obregon

2nd Team
G/F: Marcus Morrison (198-G/F-84) of Tijuana
F: Landon Atterberry (198-F-93) of Obregon
F/G: Cliff Tucker (198-F/G-89) of Mazatlan
F: Terrance Motley (201-F-91) of Los Mochis
F: Travis Franklin (200-F-88) of Guasave

Honorable Mention
Jeremiah Wilson (205-PF-88) of Hermosillo
Joseph Hutchingson (196-G/F-87) of Obregon
Karim Scott (196-G/F-88) of Tijuana
Cameron Forte (201-F-93) of Los Mochis
Rashad Woods (197-G/F-86) of Guaymas
Paul Marigney (192-G-82) of Guaymas
Gary Mondragon (91) of Guasave
Mychal Ammons (198-F-92) of Navolato
Dwayne Mitchell (196-G/F-82) of Navolato
Benjamin Puckett (205-C-83) of Culiacan
Jordon Crawford (168-PG) of Durango
Martin Samarco (190-G-85) of Durango

All-Domestic Players Team
G: Daniel Giron (175-G-89) of Guaymas
: Gary Mondragon (91) of Guasave
: Manuel Hernandez of Los Mochis
G/F: Kareem Rodriguez (192-G/F) of Tijuana
F: Jorge Camacho (203-F-89) of Hermosillo

All-Imports Team
G: Nick Murphy (193-G-88) of Los Mochis
G/F: Glen Rice Jr. (198-G/F-91) of Obregon
F: Myke Henry (198-F-92) of Hermosillo
F: Sammy Yeager (193-F-89) of Guasave
F/C: Michael Glover (203-F/C-87) of Obregon



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
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  MOLDOVA  


Moldovan U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Moldovan U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Victor Legosin
Legosin
Vadim Raducan
Raducan
Gheorghe Rebeja
Rebeja
Vadim Bicicov
Bicicov
#e#4
Victor Legosin 200-F-00
Vadim Raducan 192-G/F-00
Gheorghe Rebeja 200-F-99
Vadim Bicicov 200-C-99
Andrei Cretu 180-PG-98
Danil Glavan 190-G-98
Artiom Griscenko 187-G-98
Vladimir Miscov 190-G-98
Vadim Plahotniuc 191-G/F-98
Alexei Ponomariov 192-G/F-97
Pavel Romanov 193-F/G-97 Admirals UTM Moldova
Petru Romanov 193-97 Admirals UTM Moldova
Stanislav Secrier 188-G-98
Nichita Stirbu 188-G-98
Igor Vrabii 178-PG-98
Eugeniu Zalujnii 186-G-98




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  MONTENEGRO  


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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  NBA  


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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The Nuggets waived Mike Miller - by Eurobasket News

Denver Nuggets (NBA) waived experienced 37-year old ex-international swingman Mike Miller (203-99kg-80, college: Florida). Miller played there last season. But in 19 NBA games he recorded just 1.5ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.2apg.
The previous (15-16) season he was tested by the Trail Blazers.
In 2000 Miller was drafted by Orlando Magic as #5 pick overall. He attended University of Florida and it is his 18th (!!!) season in pro basketball. Miller was a member of USA Senior National Team between 2001 and 2007.
He has spent his entire career in NBA playing for five other teams: Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Washington Wizards, Minnesota Timberwolves and Memphis Grizzlies.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Baker re-signs at the Knicks - by Eurobasket News

New York Knicks confirmed in their roster 24-year old guard Ron Baker (193-99kg-93, college: Wichita State). He played there last season. In 51 NBA games he recorded 4.2ppg, 1.9rpg and 2.1apg.
Baker has never been drafted by the NBA.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won MVC Regular Season for three years in a row (between 2014 and 2016). Baker was also voted NABC All-District 16 1st Team in 2015 and 2016 at his college time. Baker was a member of USA Senior National Team two years ago.
He graduated from Wichita State in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

New York Knicks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tim Hardaway_Jr.
Ron Baker
Canyon Barry

Forwards:
Jamel Artis
Nigel Hayes

Center:
Luke Kornet

By Eurobasket Data Center

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The Grizzlies ink Rade Zagorac, ex Mega Bemax - by Eurobasket News

Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) agreed terms with 22-year old Serbian international swingman Rade Zagorac (205-95, agency: BeoBasket). He has played for the last three seasons at Mega Bemax in Serbian KLS league.
Last year Zagorac was drafted by Boston Celtics in second round (35th overall). His team made it to the Radivoj Korac ( Cup) Semifinals in 2013 and 2017.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Zagorac was voted Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Most Improved Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League 1st Team in 2016.
He has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. Zagorac has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2015 and previously for U18 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
He also represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. Zagorac's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 10 games: 11.4ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 43.3%, 3PT: 30.6%, FT: 65.7%.
Zagorac has played also professionally in Serbia for Smederevo.

Memphis Grizzlies roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tyreke Evans
Ben McLemore
Kobi Simmons

Forwards:
Wayne Selden
Rade Zagorac

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cedi Osman (ex Anadolu Efes) signs at the Cavaliers - by Eurobasket News

Cleveland Cavaliers landed 22-year old Turk international forward Cedi Osman (204-95). He has a double citizenship as he also holds FYR Macedonian passport. Osman has played for the last four years at Anadolu Efes in Turkish BSL league. In 34 games he averaged 13.4ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.3apg and 1.6spg last season. Osman helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game and All-Domestic Players Team. Osman also played 35 games in Euroleague where he had 7.1ppg and 2.8rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Two years ago Osman was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves in second round (31 st overall).
Among other achievements his team won Turkish League Regular Season in 2016. Osman received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 1st Team award back in 2014.
He has been also a member of Turkish international program for some years. Osman has regularly played for Turkish senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team in 2014.
He represented Turkey at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 12.7ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 52.5%, 3PT: 31.8%, FT: 59.1%.
Osman has played also professionally in Turkey for Pertevniyal.
His game is described as: A talented forward who gives his best in open court situations. He likes fast-paced game with dynamic offense because runs the court very well and energizes his team. He's a good outside shooter and plays with energy at both sides of the court.

Cleveland Cavaliers roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Jose_Manuel Calderon

Forwards:
Kyle Korver
Jeff Green
Cedi Osman

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tolliver agrees on one-year deal wit the Pistons - by Eurobasket News

Detroit Pistons agreed terms with 32-year old center Anthony Tolliver (203-109kg-85, college: Creighton). It is actually his comeback to the Pistons as he has played here before. Tolliver played last season at Sacramento Kings, but was released by the team in Jun.'17. In 65 NBA games he had 7.1ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.2apg.
The previous (15-16) season Tolliver played at the Pistons where in 75 NBA games he recorded 5.2ppg and 3.1rpg.
Tolliver has never been drafted by the NBA. But in 2007 Butte Daredevils selected him in second round (16th overall) in the CBA draft.
He attended Creighton University and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Tolliver's team made it to the Turkish League Semifinals in 2009. He was selected to D-League All-Star Game back in 2010.
Tolliver is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany, other NBA teams (New Orleans Pelicans, Atlanta Hawks, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat and Portland Trail Blazers), Turkey (Galatasaray) and NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars and Iowa Energy).
Tolliver could be described: Solid all around and versatile power forward who can post up and create in the paint or step out and hit the 18 footer consistently. Solid rebounder and shot blocker. Quintessential team player who understands the game and does a lot of the winning things that do not show up in boxscores: diving for loose balls, strong defense, solid screens and dirty work while consistently putting up solid scoring and rebounding numbers and strong field goal percentage. Great basketball IQ and hard worker. Type of player coaches love. Clean cut, no nonsense, mature person both on and off the court. NBA level forward who could also be a star on a high level European team.

Detroit Pistons roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Reggie Bullock
Langston Galloway
Pierre Jackson

Forwards:
Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson
Eric Moreland

Centers:
Anthony Tolliver
Markus Kennedy

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Evans inks at LA Clippers at the beginning of his pro career - by Eurobasket News

Los Angeles Clippers (NBA) added to their roster 21-year old point guard Jawun Evans (185-84kg-96). Evans just graduated from Oklahoma State University (NCAA). In 32 games he recorded very impressive stats: 19.2ppg, 3.4rpg, 6.4apg and 1.8spg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was voted to All-Big 12 1st Team.
This summer he was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers in second round (39th overall). Evans just graduated from Oklahoma State University and it is his first season in pro basketball.
He won HS Texas State championship title in 2014.
Evans represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Heraklion (Greece) two years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 7 games: 1.9ppg, 2.7apg, 1.0spg.

Los Angeles Clippers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Milos Teodosic
Jawun Evans

Forwards:
Blake Griffin
Isaiah Hicks

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LA Lakers to sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope - by Eurobasket News

Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) tabbed 24-year old guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (196-93kg-93, college: Georgia). He has played for the last four years at Detroit Pistons. In 75 NBA games he averaged 13.6ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg last season. NBA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
In 2013 Caldwell-Pope was drafted by the Pistons in first round (8th overall). The former University of Georgia standoutis in his fifth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Caldwell-Pope received All-SEC Player of the Year award and NABC Division I All-District 21 1st Team award back in 2013 at his college time.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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The Hawks add Dedmon to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Atlanta Hawks added to their roster 28-year old center Dewayne Dedmon (213-116kg-89, college: USC). He played last season at San Antonio Spurs. In 88 NBA games he recorded 4.9ppg and 6.1rpg. Dedmon helped them to win the Southwest Division title.
The most of previous (2015-16) season he spent at the Magic where in 58 NBA games he averaged 4.4ppg and 3.9rpg. Dedmon also played that season for another team Erie Bay Hawks. In only one game he had very impressive stats: 17 points, 22 rebounds and 3 blocks.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
Dedmon was selected to D-League All-Star Game back in 2014.
He has played previously for three other NBA teams: Golden State Warriors, Phi.76ers and Santa Cruz Warriors.
Dedmon attended University of Southern California until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Power forward with great agility and quickness.

Atlanta Hawks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Josh Magette
Bryce Cotton

Forwards:
Mike Muscala
Tyler Cavanaugh
John Collins

Center:
Dewayne Dedmon

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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  NCAA1  


Jonathan Sanks Joins Canisius Roster - by Eurobasket News

Canisius head men's basketball coach Reggie Witherspoon announced today (July 6) that Jonathan Sanks (6'4''-G-96) (Warner Robins, Ga.) will join the Golden Griffins' roster for the 2017-18 season. Sanks spent last year at Spartanburg Methodist Junior College. He has two years of eligibility remaining. Sanks will be one of five newcomers on the Canisius roster for the upcoming season. Freshmen D.J. Heath, Scott Hitchon, Takal Molson and Jalanni White all signed their National Letters of Intent to join the Griffs during the NCAA's spring signing period. Witherspoon on Sanks: "We are pleased to have Jonathan join our basketball program here at Canisius. He comes here from a high-level junior college program, where he was coached by Jon Cremins, one of the bright young minds in our game. Jonathan brings Division I playing experience to our team, and I am looking for that to translate into leadership both on and off the court." Witherspoon also announced that guard Martin Dixon-Green will not return to the program for the 2017-18 season after his appeal to the NCAA for a sixth-year of eligibility was denied. Canisius went 18-16 overall and 10-10 in MAAC play last season, Witherspoon's first year at the helm of the program. The Griffs ended the season with a berth in the 2017 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament, the fourth postseason appearance in the last five years for the Blue and Gold.
Courtesy of: gogriffs.com



Corey Henson returning to Wagner for senior year - by Eurobasket News

Guard Corey Henson (6'3''-G-96) will return to Wagner for his senior season, a source told FanRag Sports on Tuesday. Henson - the team's leading scorer last season - had requested and been granted his release to transfer from the school in April. He averaged 14.6 points last season on his way to being a Second-Team All-Northeast Conference selection. Henson also led the Seahawks in scoring his sophomore year, averaging 13.3 points, and was a Second-Team All-Northeast Conference pick that year as well. Henson also was also the team's best free-throw shooter last season, shooting 82 percent from the line. The Maryland native helped lead Wagner to the NIT in 2016 as the Seahawks beat St. Bonaventure in the first round before losing in the second round to Creighton. The Seahawks lost to Saint Francis last season in the second round of the Northeast Conference Tournament. The 6-foot-3, 175-pound guard scored in double figures 23 times last year and scored 20-plus points on four occasions. He averaged 9.1 points his freshman year after finishing off his high school career at DeMatha Catholic High in Maryland. Former American wing Lonnie Rivera committed to play for Wagner on Monday, though he will have to sit out next season due to NCAA transfer rules.
Courtesy of: fanragsports.com




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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  NIGERIA  


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
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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
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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Unics add Ejim to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) added to their roster 26-year old Nigerian ex-international forward Melvin Ejim (200-100kg-91, college: Iowa State). He is a dual citizen owning also Canadian passport. Ejim played last season at Umana Reyer Venezia in Italian Serie A. In 46 games he recorded 10.1ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3spg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Ejim also played 22 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 10.8ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.5apg and 1.4spg. He contributed to his team making it to the Basketball Champions League Final Four. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season Ejim played at another team Erie Bay Hawks in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen. In 39 games he had 14.6ppg, 7.7rpg, 3.1apg and 1.6spg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
Ejim was voted All-Big 12 Player of the Year back in 2014 at his college time.
Ejim also represented Nigeria at the FIBA Americas in Mexico two years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 10 games: 5.6ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 54.3%, FT: 81.8%.
Ejim has played previously professionally in NBA (Orlando Magic).
He attended Iowa State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
On Ejim: An undersized PF whose true height is around 6-5 and who needs to convert himself in a combo forward, adding more outside shooting and perimetral defense to be succesful in his professiobnal career.

Unics Kazan roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Vladislav Trushkin
Melvin Ejim

Center:
Grigori Shukhovtsov

Coach: Dimitris Priftis

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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



Rosa Radom signs Patrik Auda - by Eurobasket News

Rosa Radom (PLK) signed 28-year old Czech power forward Patrik Auda (206-107kg-89, college: Seton Hall, agency: Octagon Europe). He played last season at ICL Manresa in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 25 games he had 9.6ppg and 3.9rpg. Auda helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at AZS Koszalin (TBL) where in 26 games he recorded 14.4ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.5apg.
Auda represented Czech Republic at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 4.1ppg, 1.6rpg.
Auda has played previously professionally in Poland (Polfarmex) and Czech Republic (MMCITE Brno).
He attended Seton Hall University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
Auda could be described: Patrik is a member of the Czech National Team. Left-handed PF - 206cm. Big variety of a game. Efficient in the post but also likes to play from outside. Very good off the drible and taking it to the basket. A good shooter from the three point line. Very good in transition offense. Played for Seton Hall University in the BIG EAST Conference for 4 years from 2010 to 2014. Became the first Seton Hall Men's Basketball Three-time Big East Academic All-Star.

Rosa Radom roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Daniel Szymkiewicz
Marcin Piechowicz
Filip Zegzula

Forwards:
Robert Witka
Patrik Auda
Lukasz Bonarek
Michal Sokolowski
Szymon Szymanski
Maciej Bojanowski

Center:
Igor Zaytsev

Coach: Wojciech Kaminski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PORTUGAL  


Portuguese U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Portuguese U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Francisco Albergaria
Albergaria
Diogo Araujo
Araujo
Diogo Brito
Brito
Carlos Cardoso
Cardoso
Diogo de Carvalho
de Carvalho
#e#5
Francisco Albergaria 178-PG-97 Academico FC Portugal
Diogo Araujo 201-F/C-97 FC Porto Portugal
Diogo Brito 196-G-97 Utah St. USA
Carlos Cardoso 183-PG-97 Illiabum Portugal
Diogo de Carvalho 190-G-98 Benfica B Portugal
Pedro Costa 188-SG-98 Elite Sports USA
Goncalo Delgado 203-F/C-98
Pedro Dias 201-F-98 Benfica B Portugal
Ricardo Dias 194-F/C-98 Maia Basket Portugal
Tomas Domingos 209-C-98 Elite Sports USA
Rodrigo Lima 183-PG-98 Guifoes Portugal
Pedro Lopes 187-G/F-97 Maia Basket Portugal
Goncalo Madureira 182-SG-98 Guifoes Portugal
Ricardo Monteiro 208-C-97 Benfica Portugal
Pedro Oliveira 204-C-00 FC Porto Portugal
Pedro Pinto 189-G/F-97 Ovarense Portugal
Jorge Pires 198-C-97 Atletico Portugal
Nuno Sa 200-F-97 Teramo Bball Italy




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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, Ponce19.5 
 5. Rosario, Quebradillas18.6 
 6. Costner, Isabela18.4 
 7. Warrick, Ponce17.8 
 8. Huertas, Arecibo17.4 
 9. Laury, Mayaguez16.8 
 10. Hodge, Arecibo16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Ponce
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Dawson, Ponce9.7 
 2. Akindele, Bayamon9.5 
 3. Jefferson, Arecibo9.2 
 4. Laury, Mayaguez9.2 
 5. Famous, Isabela9.1 
 6. Romero, Bayamon8.9 
 7. James, Fajardo8.8 
 8. Clarke, Arecibo8.3 
 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, Aguada6.2 
 4. Fitch, Quebradillas5.8 
 5. Smith, Quebradillas5.5 
 6. Guzman, Isabela5.2 
 7. Soto, Bayamon5.2 
 8. Clarke, Arecibo4.7 
 9. Duran, Mayaguez4.6 
 10. Hodge, Arecibo4.5 
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. Harris, Ponce1.3 
 7. Browne, San German1.3 
 8. Fitch, Quebradillas1.2 
 9. Smith, Quebradillas1.2 
 10. Romero, Bayamon1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Fajardo
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. James, Fajardo2.6 
 2. Penn, Guayama2.1 
 3. Diaz, Quebradillas1.9 
 4. Jefferson, Arecibo1.2 
 5. Orozco, Isabela1.1 
 6. Lalanne, Arecibo1.1 
 7. Akindele, Bayamon1.0 
 8. Franklin, San G.1.0 
 9. Gaston, Aguada0.9 
 10. Hernandez, Quebradi.0.9 


BSN Round 6 of Quarter-Finals. Arecibo and Fajardo reach semifinal stage - by Eurobasket News

Arecibo - Ponce 104-100

Arecibo topped Ponce to advance into the semifinal stage. Capitanes players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists. American forward Davon Jefferson (204-86, college: USC) had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and naturalized U.S. Virgin Islands point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida) chipped in 23 points and 7 assists (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) during the contest. Five Capitanes players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was the former international swingman Angel-Daniel Vassallo (198-86, college: Virginia Tech) with 41 points (!!!) and American Mike Harris (198-83, college: Rice) scored 27 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists.
Top scorers:
Ponce: A.Daniel Vassallo 41+3reb+1ast, M.Harris 27+9reb+5ast, E.Dawson 12+5reb+3ast, C.Emory 9+7reb+1ast, G.Colon 6+2reb, C.Rivera 5+5reb+11ast
Arecibo: W.Hodge 23+2reb+7ast, D.Jefferson 19+12reb+3ast, D.Huertas 19+3ast, D.Clemente 13+1reb+2ast, A.Cruz 13+1reb+1ast, C.Clarke 10+5reb+10ast
gschID: 550088


Bayamon - Fajardo 66-73

Fajardo upset Bayamon on the road to seal their next round appearance. The guests trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 26-17 charge, which allowed them to win the game. International point guard Carlos Arroyo (188-79, college: FIU, agency: Interperformances) notched 23 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the effort and the former international point guard Filiberto Rivera (189-82, college: UTEP) supported him with 7 points and 4 assists. Even a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds by American forward Jordan Hamilton (201-90, college: Texas) did not help to save the game for Vaqueros. Nigerian center Jeleel Akindele (216-83, college: Chicago St., agency: BeoBasket) added 21 points and 6 rebounds. Vaqueros' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Bayamon: J.Akindele 21+6reb+3ast, J.Hamilton 20+10reb+2ast, J.Villegas 8+1reb, J.Soto 6+3reb, I.Romero 6+5reb+1ast, C.Dalmau 3+5ast
Fajardo: C.Arroyo 23+5reb+7ast, R.Buckner 10+5reb, E.Ayuso 10, M.Ali Berdiel 8+5reb+1ast, N.Peavy 8+1reb+1ast, F.Rivera 7+4reb+4ast
gschID: 550087


San German - Quebradillas 94-93

San German held off Quebradillas to force the decisive seventh game in the series. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 27-22 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Atleticos looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. It was a good game for the former international forward Carlos Lopez-Sosa (208-90, college: UNLV, agency: Paris Global Sports) who saved his team from a defeat with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds. American forward Devin Ebanks (206-89, college: W.Virginia) contributed with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. American guard Tu Holloway (182-89, college: Xavier) replied with 34 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 7 assists and his fellow American import forward Will Daniels (202-86, college: Rhode Island) added 11 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Piratas. Five Atleticos and four Piratas players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Quebradillas: T.Holloway 34+7reb+7ast, J.Mojica 17+1reb+5ast, A.Carmona 16+5reb+1ast, W.Daniels 11+9reb+3ast, L.Hernandez 9+4reb+2ast, J.Bryan Diaz 6+4reb+1ast
San German: C.Lopez-Sosa 22+13reb+1ast, D.Ebanks 19+6reb+6ast, I.Sosa Carrion 16+1ast, J.Keenan 12+2reb+4ast, A.Franklin 11+7reb, G.Browne 10+6reb+13ast
gschID: 550086





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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Romanian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Romanian U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Mihnea Andrei
Andrei
Ionut Berceanu
Berceanu
Camil Berculescu Rovinaru
Rovinaru
Tamas Boloni
Boloni
Amedeo Casale
Casale
#e#5
Mihnea Andrei 200-PF-97 Stiinta B. Romania
Ionut Berceanu 206-F-98 ISA USA
Camil Berculescu Rovinaru 192-G/F-98
Tamas Boloni 176-PG-97 Timba Timis. Romania
Andrei Calenic 203-F/C-98 Steaua CSM Romania
Amedeo Casale 194-SF-97 Timba Timis. Romania
Emanuel Cate 206-C-97 Sevilla Spain
Georges Darwiche 180-PG-98 Steaua CSM Romania
Anton Diaconescu 205-C-97 Steaua II Romania
David Engi Engi-Rosenfeld 187-G-97 Targu Mures Romania
Tudor Gheorghe 184-PG-97 UBT Cluj Napoca Romania
Andrei Iliescu 186-G-97 Steaua CSM Romania
Sebastian Ionescu 185-PG-97 Dinamo B. Romania
Nandor Kuti 197-SG-97 UBT Cluj Napoca Romania
Stefanel Mainea 190-G-98
Andrei Muresan 180-PG-98 UBT Cluj Napoca Romania
Nicolae-Bogdan Nicolescu 200-F-97 Oradea Romania
Luca Paraschiv 190-G-98
Ionel-Victor Petrache 190-G-97
Bogdan Popa 213-C/F-97 Steaua CSM Romania
Dan Tohatan 182-PG-99
Rares Uta 211-C/F-97 Granada Spain
Radu Virna 190-G-97 Dinamo B. Romania




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Russian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Russian U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Arseniy Andreev
Andreev
Mikhail Andrianov
Andrianov
Dmitriy Cheburkin
Cheburkin
Timofey Gerasimov
Gerasimov
Ilya Karpenkov
Karpenkov
#e#5
Arseniy Andreev 182-PG-98 IMG Academy USA
Mikhail Andrianov 198-SG-98 CSKA-2 Russia
Dmitriy Cheburkin 199-G/F-97 Khimky-Podmos. Russia
Timofey Gerasimov 194-G-97 Lokomotiv-2 Russia
Ilya Karpenkov 202-F/C-97 Khimky-Podmos. Russia
Andrey Klimov 194-G/F-97 Zenit-2 Russia
Sergey Klyuev 204-C-98 Khimky-2 Russia
Alexandr Kurbatov 208-PF-97 CSKA-2 Russia
Pavel Lobarev 191-G-97 Khimky-Podmos. Russia
Andrey Lopatin 208-SF-98 CSKA Russia
Grigory Motovilov 193-G-98 Ural Ekaterinb. Russia
Ilya Platonov 199-G-98 Lokomotiv-2 Russia
Alexander Platunov 192-G-97 Parma Russia
Kirill Popov 202-C-98 Lokomotiv-2 Russia
Maxim Proshenko 208-F-97 Khimky-2 Russia
Fedor Shpakov 200-F-97 Spartak SP Russia
Andrey Sopin 180-PG-97 MBA Moscow Russia
Filip Stoyko 200-F-98 Samara-2 Russia
Agasiy Tonoyan 203-F-98 Avtodor Russia
Denis Velichkin 194-SG-98 Lokomotiv Russia
Igor Volkhin 200-PF-97 Khimky-2 Russia
Aleksander Yadrischensky 185-PG-97
Timofey Yakushin 194-PG-97 Khimky-Podmos. Russia
Georgiy Zhbanov 197-G-97 N.Novgorod Russia




Anadolu Efes land Josh Adams, ex Avtodor - by Eurobasket News

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) tabbed 24-year old American guard Josh Adams (188-86kg-93, college: Wyoming). He played most recently at Avtodor in Russian VTB league. In 13 VTB United League games he averaged 12.1ppg, 2.2rpg, 4.2apg and 1.5spg last season. Adams also played 4 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 7.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.3apg and 2.0spg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements Adams' college team won MWC Tournament in 2015. He received also NABC All-District 17 1st Team award in 2016.
Adams graduated from University of Wyoming in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Krunoslav Simon
Birkan Batuk
Josh Adams

Forwards:
Derrick Brown
Brock Motum
Ricky Ledo

Center:
Bryant Dunston

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Zenit adds Gordon to their roster, ex Lietuvos rytas - by Eurobasket News

Zenit Saint Petersburg (VTB) added to their roster 27-year old American forward Drew Gordon (205-111kg-90, college: N.Mexico). He played last season at Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL league. In 42 games he recorded 10.6ppg, 7.1rpg (leader !!!) and 1.5apg. Gordon helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Lithuanian LKL All-Imports Team and Honorable Mention. Gordon also played 14 games in Eurocup where he averaged 12.6ppg, 9.6rpg, 1.4apg and 1.2spg.
The previous (15-16) season Gordon played at Chalons Reims in French ProA. In 30 games he had 14.0ppg, 9.6rpg (#2 in the league), 1.5apg and 1.3spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game.
Gordon has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
His team won Italian Cup in 2014.
Gordon is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Serbia (Partizan), Turkey (Banvit), NBA (Phi.76ers), Italy (Banco di Srd) and NBA G League (Delaware 87ers).
Gordon attended University of New Mexico until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
On Gordon: A solid inside player, who is agile and aggressive. Keeps well the position inside, defends hard, knows how to score and is a good rebounder.

Zenit Saint Petersburg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Evgeny Voronov
Scottie Reynolds
Nicolas Laprovittola
Kyle Kuric

Forwards:
Marko Simonovic
Drew Gordon

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Grigori Shukhovtsov leaves Lokomotiv - by Eurobasket News

experienced 34-year old center Grigori Shukhovtsov (211-120kg-83) left Lokomotiv Kuban (VTB) Shukhovtsov played there also last season. In 13 VTB United League games he recorded just 2.5ppg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements Shukhovtsov won VTB United League championship title in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com Russian A Superleague All-Newcomers Team award back in 2010.
Shukhovtsov has played previously professionally also in Lithuania (Neptunas and Sakalai) and Russia (CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow and Dynamo Moscow 2nd team).

Lokomotiv Kuban roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chris Babb
Trevor Lacey

Forwards:
Pavel Antipov
Stanislav Ilnitskiy

Centers:
Frank Elegar
Brian Qvale

Coach: Sasa Obradovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Grigori Shukhovtsov signs at Unics - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) landed experienced 34-year old center Grigori Shukhovtsov (211-120kg-83) from Lokomotiv. In 13 VTB United League games he averaged just 2.5ppg last season. Shukhovtsov's team made it to the VTB United League Semifinals in 2012 and 2017.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com Russian A Superleague All-Newcomers Team award back in 2010.
Shukhovtsov has played previously professionally also in Lithuania (Neptunas and Sakalai) and Russia (CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow and Dynamo Moscow 2nd team).

Unics Kazan roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forward:
Vladislav Trushkin

Center:
Grigori Shukhovtsov

Coach: Dimitris Priftis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Unics add Ejim to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) added to their roster 26-year old Nigerian ex-international forward Melvin Ejim (200-100kg-91, college: Iowa State). He is a dual citizen owning also Canadian passport. Ejim played last season at Umana Reyer Venezia in Italian Serie A. In 46 games he recorded 10.1ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3spg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Ejim also played 22 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 10.8ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.5apg and 1.4spg. He contributed to his team making it to the Basketball Champions League Final Four. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season Ejim played at another team Erie Bay Hawks in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen. In 39 games he had 14.6ppg, 7.7rpg, 3.1apg and 1.6spg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
Ejim was voted All-Big 12 Player of the Year back in 2014 at his college time.
Ejim also represented Nigeria at the FIBA Americas in Mexico two years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 10 games: 5.6ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 54.3%, FT: 81.8%.
Ejim has played previously professionally in NBA (Orlando Magic).
He attended Iowa State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
On Ejim: An undersized PF whose true height is around 6-5 and who needs to convert himself in a combo forward, adding more outside shooting and perimetral defense to be succesful in his professiobnal career.

Unics Kazan roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Vladislav Trushkin
Melvin Ejim

Center:
Grigori Shukhovtsov

Coach: Dimitris Priftis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bahufite warns REG players ahead of hoops Playoff finals - by Eurobasket News

Rwanda Energy Group (REG) Basketball Club head coach Jean Bahufite has urged his players to be fully focused when they face rivals Patriots on Friday night in Game 1 of this year's Playoffs best of five finals series at Amahoro Indoor Stadium. The regular season league champions, REG, are on the hunt for a treble in their maiden season after also lifting the Genocide memorial tournament, while Henry Mwinuke's Patriots will be seeking to spoil their rivals' party. Patriots were last season's dominant team, and represented the country at the FIBA Africa Zone Five Club Championship in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. But their dominance was short-lived after the coming of REG on the scene this season. Bahufite's REG reached the Playoffs finals after seeing off four-time winners, Espoir 2-0 in the best of three semi-final series; 63-60 in Game 1 and 87-76 in Game 2, while Patriots eased past IPRC- Kigali, also in two games; 87-79 and 74-69 respectively. Speaking to Times Sport on Tuesday, Bahufite said his men have done an amazing job so far this season, but warned that they must be very focused as the club bids for a treble. 'Patriots are a strong team, tactically and physically. We can't underestimate them. We can't afford any form of complacency because it would be a terrible mistake,' the 44-year-old former Espoir coach noted. REG's Point-guard Ali Kazingufu Kubwimana and centers Kami Kabange and Bievenue Ngandu are the men to watch, while Aristide Mugabe (183-PG-88), Walter Nkurunziza (SG) and Elie Kaje will be key to Patriots' charge for the Playoffs title. Maxime Mwiseneza's Espoir and Albert Buhake's IPRC- Kigali will contest the third position.
In women's category, regular season league champions APR will face IPRC- South in the best of three playoffs finals, while last year's winners Ubumwe will be up against The Hoops in the battle for third place.
Courtesy of: newtimes.co.rw



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Marko Radonjic (ex Borac) signs at Iskra Svit - by Michal Duchovic

BK Iskra Svit (SBL) landed 24-year old Serbian point guard Marko Radonjic (191-90kg-93). He has played for the last two years at Borac in Serbian KLS league. In 37 games he averaged 11.6ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.6apg and 1.6spg last season.
Radonjic played in the final of Serbian U18 Championships in 2011.
He represented Serbia at the 3x3 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.8ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 35.3%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 50.0%.
Radonjic has played also professionally for other Serbian teams like Vojvodina, Crvena Zvezda, Sloga and KK Napredak Rubin Krusevac.

BK Iskra Svit roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sasa Avramovic
Marko Radonjic
Tomas Gajan

Forwards:
Vladimir Ivelja
Pavol Losonsky
Maurizio Galata
DeAndre Davis
Marek Ivan
Samuel Kubasky

Center:
Martin Bizub

Coach: Michal Madzin



The Grizzlies ink Rade Zagorac, ex Mega Bemax - by Eurobasket News

Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) agreed terms with 22-year old Serbian international swingman Rade Zagorac (205-95, agency: BeoBasket). He has played for the last three seasons at Mega Bemax in Serbian KLS league.
Last year Zagorac was drafted by Boston Celtics in second round (35th overall). His team made it to the Radivoj Korac ( Cup) Semifinals in 2013 and 2017.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Zagorac was voted Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Most Improved Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League 1st Team in 2016.
He has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. Zagorac has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2015 and previously for U18 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
He also represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. Zagorac's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 10 games: 11.4ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 43.3%, 3PT: 30.6%, FT: 65.7%.
Zagorac has played also professionally in Serbia for Smederevo.

Memphis Grizzlies roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tyreke Evans
Ben McLemore
Kobi Simmons

Forwards:
Wayne Selden
Rade Zagorac

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Toyama Grouses tab coach Miodrag Rajkovic - by Eurobasket News

Toyama Grouses (B League) hired 46-year old Serbian coach Miodrag Rajkovic (agency: BeoBasket). The last time (12-15) he played at PGE Turow in Polish PLK league. Rajkovic has coached there for the last three years.
Among other achievements his team won Polish Supercup in 2015. Rajkovic received also Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Coach of the Year award back in 2013. He used to coach Polish League All National Team back in 2013.
Rajkovic has coached also professionally in Serbia (Vojvodina Srbijagas).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @avlijas12)

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Mega Bemax keeps Kapetanovic for another season - by Eurobasket News

BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica (KLS) re-signed 20-year old guard Nemanja Kapetanovic (195-97, agency: BeoBasket). He played there last season. Kapetanovic managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). But in 9 KLS games he averaged just 0.8ppg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Kapetanovic also played 7 games in ABA League, but he had only 0.3ppg. And finally he contributed to 1 game in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 9 points, 1 assist and 1 steal. The other team Kapetanovic played that season for was Beovuk. In 11 KLS games he got 11.8ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.0spg.
He played in the final of Serbian U17 Championships in 2014.
Kapetanovic was a member of Serbian U17 National Team in 2014.
He has played previously for two other teams: Partizan and KK Jagodina.

BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Rebic
Novak Music
Nemanja Kapetanovic

Forward:
Andrija Marjanovic

Center:
Predrag Samardziski

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @yugobasket)

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Real Madrid tabs Ognjen Kuzmic, ex Crvena Zvezda - by Eurobasket News

Real Madrid (Liga Endesa) inked 27-year old Serbian international center Ognjen Kuzmic (213-116kg-90). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Bosnia and Herzegovina passport. Kuzmic played most recently at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS league. He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 18 KLS games he averaged 9.1ppg and 4.4rpg (#5 in the league). Kuzmic helped them to win the league title. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Center of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Kuzmic also played 30 games in Euroleague where he had 9.5ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg. And finally he contributed to 30 games in ABA League where he recorded 9.7ppg and 5.5rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Kuzmic played at Panathinaikos in Greek A1. In 16 games he got 4.5ppg and 4.6rpg. He also played 25 games in Euroleague where he got 5.1ppg and 4.2rpg.
In 2012 Kuzmic was drafted by Golden State Warriors (NBA) in second round (52nd overall).
He represented Serbia at the European Championships two years ago. Kuzmic's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 9 games: 3.1ppg, 3.0rpg.
Kuzmic is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Finland (UU Korihait and Lapuan_Korikobrat), Spain (Joventut and Clinicas Rincon), Bosnia (Borac Banja Luka and Celik) and NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors).
Kuzmic's game is described as: From a very promising inside player to a true presence inside. Has great size and length, he's agile and mobile, moves well without the ball. The best part of his game is at the defensive end, where he uses physical advantage quite well and has great timing in blocking shots. Needs to add strength and to become a reliable shooter away from the basket, upside is yet very good.

Real Madrid roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Fabien Causeur

Forwards:
Felipe Reyes
Jeffery Taylor
Anthony Randolph
Dino Radoncic
Santiago Yusta

Center:
Ognjen Kuzmic

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




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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



Slovakian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Slovakian U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Lukas Bolek
Bolek
Marek Dolezaj
Dolezaj
Filip Halmes
Halmes
Mario Ihring
Ihring
Michal Kuzmiak
Kuzmiak
#e#5
Martin Bizub 204-C-99 Iskra Svit Slovakia
Lukas Bolek 194-SG-97 Karlovka Slovakia
Marek Dolezaj 195-G-98 Karlovka Slovakia
Jakub Drbul 185-G-97 Slovakia PB Slovakia
Matej Drgon 207-PF-98 N.Colorado USA
Branislav Durcik 183-PG-98 MBK ZU ZL Slovakia
Simon Duris 183-PG-98 MBK ZU ZL Slovakia
Simon Eperjesi 200-F-98 Slavia K. Slovakia
Tomas Gajan G/F-98 Iskra Svit Slovakia
Filip Halmes 199-F-97 Karlovka Slovakia
Mario Ihring 192-G-98 Betaland Cdo Italy
Marek Ivan 195-F-98 Iskra Svit Slovakia
Samuel Kubasky 193-F/G-98 Iskra Svit Slovakia
Michal Kuzmiak 197-F-98 Gistel Oostende Belgium
Branislav Obert 183-PG-98 B.Bystrica Slovakia
Andrej Ovciarik 202-PF-98 Nova Ves Slovakia
Jakub Pasovsky 181-PG-97 Karlovka Slovakia
Patrik Sarna 183-PG-97 Iskra Svit Slovakia
Milan Szabo 204-PF-98 Prostejov B Czech Republic
Adam Torac 177-PG-98 Karlovka B Slovakia
Mikulas Vitek 190-G-98 Nymburk B Czech Republic
Adam Zatko 200-G/F-98 Nitra Slovakia




Marko Radonjic (ex Borac) signs at Iskra Svit - by Michal Duchovic

BK Iskra Svit (SBL) landed 24-year old Serbian point guard Marko Radonjic (191-90kg-93). He has played for the last two years at Borac in Serbian KLS league. In 37 games he averaged 11.6ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.6apg and 1.6spg last season.
Radonjic played in the final of Serbian U18 Championships in 2011.
He represented Serbia at the 3x3 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.8ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 35.3%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 50.0%.
Radonjic has played also professionally for other Serbian teams like Vojvodina, Crvena Zvezda, Sloga and KK Napredak Rubin Krusevac.

BK Iskra Svit roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sasa Avramovic
Marko Radonjic
Tomas Gajan

Forwards:
Vladimir Ivelja
Pavol Losonsky
Maurizio Galata
DeAndre Davis
Marek Ivan
Samuel Kubasky

Center:
Martin Bizub

Coach: Michal Madzin



Iskra Svit tabs Anthony Jackson - by Michal Duchovic

BK Iskra Svit (SBL) inked 28-year old American guard Anthony Jackson (196-89, college: Florida Tech). He played most recently at Dubois Dream (PBL) in the U.S. In 8 games he averaged impressive 25.0ppg, 10.0rpg, 4.9apg and 1.6spg last season.
Jackson's team won SSC Regular Season in 2012.
He has played also professionally in Costa Rica (Barva).
Jackson attended Florida Institute of Technology until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

BK Iskra Svit roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sasa Avramovic
Marko Radonjic
Anthony Jackson
Tomas Gajan

Forwards:
Vladimir Ivelja
Pavol Losonsky
Maurizio Galata
DeAndre Davis
Marek Ivan
Samuel Kubasky

Center:
Martin Bizub

Coach: Michal Madzin



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Rogaska keeps Dragisa Drobnjak. - by Zeljko Zule

Rogaska announced that it re-signed veteran Dragisa Drobnjak (200-F-77) for the upcoming season.
Drobnjak joined Rogaska last year and averaged 8.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.2 blocks in 37 Slovenian League games, helped the club to reach play-off finals.
Drobnjak grew up with Triglav and has already played for Krka, Slovan, Olimpija and Tajfun in his native Slovenia plus Turow Zgorzelec in Poland, Alba Berlin in Germany, Napoli in Italy and Oostende in Belgium.



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CAM E.Soler lands Miguel Mora - by Eurobasket News

Ciudad Autonoma de Melilla Enrique Soler (EBA) tabbed Miguel Mora from San Juan. In 17 EBA games he averaged 5.7ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.5apg last season.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @CompeticionFEB)

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Granada signs Ferran Torres - by Eurobasket News

Coviran Granada (LEB Silver) signed 29-year old center Ferran Torres (201-88) from C.B. Tarragona 2017. Torres has played there for the last seven years. In 30 LEB Silver games he had 12.5ppg, 9.0rpg (#3 in the league) and 1.1apg last season. A very impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Honorable Mention.
His team made it to the LEB Silver Play-Off Semifinals in 2016.
Torres has played previously for two other teams: A.D. Tarragona and Vila-seca.

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Wade-Chatman re-signs at Valladolid - by Eurobasket News

Comercial Ulsa Ciudad de Valladolid (LEB Silver) confirmed in their roster 25-year old American guard Henri Wade-Chatman (188-82kg-92, college: Edinboro). He was a team leader there last season. In 43 LEB Silver games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.6apg and 1.2spg. Wade-Chatman helped them to win the LEB Silver Play-Off title (twice). A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Honorable Mention.
He was voted All-PSAC Western Division 1st Team in 2016 at his college time.
Wade-Chatman graduated from Edinboro University in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Real Madrid tabs Ognjen Kuzmic, ex Crvena Zvezda - by Eurobasket News

Real Madrid (Liga Endesa) inked 27-year old Serbian international center Ognjen Kuzmic (213-116kg-90). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Bosnia and Herzegovina passport. Kuzmic played most recently at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS league. He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 18 KLS games he averaged 9.1ppg and 4.4rpg (#5 in the league). Kuzmic helped them to win the league title. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Center of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Kuzmic also played 30 games in Euroleague where he had 9.5ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg. And finally he contributed to 30 games in ABA League where he recorded 9.7ppg and 5.5rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Kuzmic played at Panathinaikos in Greek A1. In 16 games he got 4.5ppg and 4.6rpg. He also played 25 games in Euroleague where he got 5.1ppg and 4.2rpg.
In 2012 Kuzmic was drafted by Golden State Warriors (NBA) in second round (52nd overall).
He represented Serbia at the European Championships two years ago. Kuzmic's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 9 games: 3.1ppg, 3.0rpg.
Kuzmic is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Finland (UU Korihait and Lapuan_Korikobrat), Spain (Joventut and Clinicas Rincon), Bosnia (Borac Banja Luka and Celik) and NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors).
Kuzmic's game is described as: From a very promising inside player to a true presence inside. Has great size and length, he's agile and mobile, moves well without the ball. The best part of his game is at the defensive end, where he uses physical advantage quite well and has great timing in blocking shots. Needs to add strength and to become a reliable shooter away from the basket, upside is yet very good.

Real Madrid roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Fabien Causeur

Forwards:
Felipe Reyes
Jeffery Taylor
Anthony Randolph
Dino Radoncic
Santiago Yusta

Center:
Ognjen Kuzmic

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Albert Sabat signs at Obradoiro - by Eurobasket News

Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro CAB (Liga Endesa) landed 32-year old point guard Albert Sabat (181-85) from Joventut. In 32 Liga Endesa games he averaged 9.8ppg, 1.7rpg and 3.3apg last season.
Among other achievements Sabat won Spanish LEB Gold championship title in 2012 and 2015. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention award in 2015.
Sabat has played previously for eight other teams: Girona FC, CB Canarias, Burgos, Tenerife, Vic, Meridiano Alicante, Lleida_Basquet and VGO Basket Vigo.

Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro CAB roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Albert Sabat
David Navarro
Jose Pozas

Forward:
Martins Laksa

Center:
Artem Pustovyi

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Popovic re-signs at Fuenlabrada - by Eurobasket News

Montakit Fuenlabrada (Liga Endesa) confirmed in their roster experienced 35-year old Croatian international point guard Marko Popovic (185-82kg-82, college: S.Idaho JC, agency: Alti Sport). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 24 Liga Endesa games he had 13.0ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.1apg last season. A very impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Honorable Mention. Popovic also played 9 games in Eurocup where he recorded 12.2ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.7apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Popovic played in the final of VTB United League in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Bosman Player of the Year back in 2012.
Popovic has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2003 and previously for U20 National Team in 2002.
Popovic represented Croatia at the European Championships in Lithuania six years ago.
He is quite experienced player. Popovic has played also professionally in Russia (Unics Kazan and Khimki), Turkey, Lithuania (Zalgiris) and Croatia (Cibona and KK_Zadar).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Fuenlabrada.
Popovic attended College of Southern Idaho until 2001 and it will be his 17th (!!!) season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Eskisehir Basket signs coach Josep Berrocal, ex FC Barcelona - by Eurobasket News

Eskisehir Basket (TBL) signed 47-year old Spaniard coach Josep Berrocal. He worked last season at FC Barcelona in Spanish Liga Endesa. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Berrocal's team won Greek Cup in 2015.
He is quite experienced coach. Berrocal has coached also professionally in Ireland (Belfast Star), Ukraine (BC Donetsk) and Greece (Panathinaikos).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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FC Barcelona agreed terms with Adrien Moerman - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) to sign 29-year old French international power forward Adrien Moerman (202-108kg-88). He played last season at Darussafaka in Turkish BSL league. In 22 games he had 10.8ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.8apg. Moerman also played 33 games in Euroleague where he recorded 8.1ppg and 5.1rpg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season Moerman played at Banvit (also in BSL). In 32 games he averaged impressive 18.0ppg, 10.1rpg, 1.9apg and 1.5spg. He contributed to his team making it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Forward of the Year. Moerman also played 18 games in Eurocup where he was third best scorer with 13.7ppg and got 8.6rpg (#5 in the league), 1.2apg and 1.2spg (in top 5).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Moerman won French ProA championship title in 2007 and 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Player of the Year in 2015.
Moerman has been also a member of French international program for some years. He has regularly played for French senior team since 2009 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2007.
Moerman represented France at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 7.1ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.1spg, FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 7.7%, FT: 68.8%.
Moerman has played previously professionally in France (Chorale de Roanne, Sluc Nancy, JSF Nanterre and Entente Orleans 45) and Spain (RETAbet Bilbao Basket).
He could be described: A solid combo forward with great outside scoring accuracy. Started his career playing inside and can spend some time at the 5 if necessary.

FC Barcelona Lassa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Thomas Heurtel
Rakim Sanders
Shane Larkin

Forwards:
Adam Hanga
Adrien Moerman

Coach: Alfonso Alonso

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CAM E.Soler keeps Gonzalez for another season - by Eurobasket News

Ciudad Autonoma de Melilla Enrique Soler (EBA) re-signed 25-year old center Javier Gonzalez (207-92). He played there last season. In 22 EBA games he averaged 11.6ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.2apg. Gonzalez helped them to win the regular season.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Blancos de Rueda (LEB Gold) where in 9 games he had 7.7ppg and 3.9rpg. Gonzalez also played that season for Melilla_Baloncesto (LEB Gold). In three games he recorded just 2.0ppg and 1.3rpg. The other team he played shortly was San Juan (LEB Silver). In 7 games he got impressive 16.9ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.1apg.
Gonzalez has played previously for two other teams: CB Guadalajara and Real Betis Energia Plus Sevilla 2nd team.

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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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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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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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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Marquis Addison (ex Macc.Rehovot) signs at Geneve Lions - by Luca Maffioli

Lions de Geneve (LNA) landed 26-year old American guard Marquis Addison (195-88kg-91, college: Missouri Southern State, agency: XL Basketball Agency). He played most recently at Macc.Rehovot in Israeli National League. In 28 games he averaged impressive 15.6ppg, 5.1rpg, 2.9apg and 2.5spg (in top 2) last season. Addison helped them to make it to the cup final. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Addison played at Horsens IC in Danish Ligaen where in 38 games he had very remarkable stats: 15.8ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.7apg and 2.0spg (in top 3). He contributed to his team winning the Danish League title (twice) and they also made it to the Cup final (twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Danish Ligaen 2nd Team.
Addison graduated from Missouri Southern State in 2014 and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.

Lions de Geneve roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roberto Kovac
Marquis Addison
Lucas Pythoud

Forwards:
Marko Mladjan
Arnaud Cotture
Randon Grueninger

Coach: Vedran Bosnic

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Chad Timberlake is a newcomer at Fribourg - by Luca Maffioli

Fribourg Olympic (LNA) strengthened their roster with addition of 33-year old American guard Chad Timberlake (194-89kg-84, college: Fair Dickinson, agency: BeoBasket) from Geneve Lions. In 28 LNA games in Switzerland he recorded 9.8ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.6apg and 1.0spg last season. He helped them to win the cup and make to league final.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Timberlake spent at BBC Monthey where in 14 LNA games he averaged impressive 16.6ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.0apg and 1.9spg (in top 4). He also played that season for Lukoil Academic Sofia in Bulgarian NBL. In 8 games he had 8.5ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.5apg and 1.9spg. Timberlake also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 4.8ppg and 3.7rpg.
In 2006 he was drafted by Brooklyn Kings (USBL) in first round (8th overall).
Timberlake attended Fairleigh Dickinson University and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Hungarian League championship title in 2010. Timberlake was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Import Player of the Year back in 2012.
He is quite experienced player. Timberlake has played also professionally in Germany (Mitteldeutscher BC and Crailsheim Merlins), Israel (Elitzur Yavne), Poland (Jaroslaw), Hungary (Zalakeramia-ZTE KK and Falco KC Szombathely), Czech Republic (Novy Jicin) and CBA (Albany P.).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Chad is a very talented point guard with good physical size (6'4",208 lbs.) and toughness, he can play the shooting guard position, if that is what is needed for the team. Chad is the floor general with excellent court vision and he is a natural team leader. He can play fast break style or he can run an offense with set plays, whatever is essential to win. He is an extremely athletic guard and gets to the basket, always finishing ha rd. He has the skills to take over games with his scoring and jumping ability. Chad plays intense defense and likes to disrupt offenses with his aggression on defense, creating many steals. He is the type of guard that teammates love to have on their team and hate to play against. He makes his teammates better because of how hard he works and how much he wants to win and will put up statistics to make sure that happens. Chad's unselfish play reflects in his assists, rebounding and scoring. He has a very high basketball IQ and is intensely hard working. He is a born leader and catalyst for team motivation. He is a true professional on and off the court. Chad is very coachable and would be an extremely valuable team leader for any club.

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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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Batuk comes back to Anadolu Efes - by Eurobasket News

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) added to their roster 27-year old international shooting guard Birkan Batuk (196-90). It is actually his comeback to Istanbul as he has played here before. Batuk played last season at Darussafaka (BSL). In 31 games he recorded 6.5ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Turkish League All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout. Batuk also played 32 games in Euroleague where he averaged just 2.7ppg and 1.7rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season Batuk played at Anadolu Efes. In 33 BSL games he had 3.2ppg and 1.6rpg. He contributed to his team winning the Cup and make to league final. Batuk also played 20 games in Euroleague where he got 4.5ppg and 1.3rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Batuk was voted Eurobasket.com Turkish League All-Domestic Players Team back in 2012.
He has been also a member of Turkish international program for some years. Batuk has regularly played for Turkish senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2007 and 2010.
He also represented Turkey at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 2 games: 2.5ppg, 1.0rpg.
Batuk has played previously for two other teams: Pinar Karsiyaka and Trabzonspor.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Krunoslav Simon
Birkan Batuk

Forwards:
Derrick Brown
Brock Motum
Ricky Ledo

Center:
Bryant Dunston

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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 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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Eskisehir Basket signs coach Josep Berrocal, ex FC Barcelona - by Eurobasket News

Eskisehir Basket (TBL) signed 47-year old Spaniard coach Josep Berrocal. He worked last season at FC Barcelona in Spanish Liga Endesa. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Berrocal's team won Greek Cup in 2015.
He is quite experienced coach. Berrocal has coached also professionally in Ireland (Belfast Star), Ukraine (BC Donetsk) and Greece (Panathinaikos).

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Anadolu Efes land Josh Adams, ex Avtodor - by Eurobasket News

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) tabbed 24-year old American guard Josh Adams (188-86kg-93, college: Wyoming). He played most recently at Avtodor in Russian VTB league. In 13 VTB United League games he averaged 12.1ppg, 2.2rpg, 4.2apg and 1.5spg last season. Adams also played 4 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 7.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.3apg and 2.0spg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements Adams' college team won MWC Tournament in 2015. He received also NABC All-District 17 1st Team award in 2016.
Adams graduated from University of Wyoming in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Krunoslav Simon
Birkan Batuk
Josh Adams

Forwards:
Derrick Brown
Brock Motum
Ricky Ledo

Center:
Bryant Dunston

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Mert Gizir joins TED Kolejliler - by Eurobasket News

Ronesans TED Kolejliler Ankara (BSL) added to their roster 23-year old swingman Mert Gizir (193-94). He has played for the last three seasons at Akhisar Bld in the TBL. In 19 games he had 6.9ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.7apg last season.
Gizir's team won Turkish TB2L Federation Cup in 2013.
He has played previously for Bandirma Kirmizi.

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Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi signs Hidayet Civan - by Eurobasket News

Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi (TB2L) signed Hidayet Civan from Cankiri. But in 20 TB2L games he had just 1.9ppg and 2.0rpg last season.
Civan previously for Melikgazi Bld.

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Onur Calban joins Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi - by Eurobasket News

Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi (TB2L) agreed terms with 24-year old power forward Onur Calban (211-93). He played last season at Yalova Bld in the TBL. In 26 games he had just 2.8ppg and 3.1rpg. TB2L will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Calban won Turkish TB2L championship title in 2016.
He represented Turkey at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 4.0ppg, 2.0rpg.
Calban has played previously for five other teams: Tofas, Pinar Karsiyaka, Besiktas, Samsun and Adanaspor.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi tabs Tufan Findikli - by Eurobasket News

Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi (TB2L) inked 25-year old forward Tufan Findikli (202-92) from Adanaspor. In 33 TB2L games he averaged 5.2ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.0apg in 2015-16 season.
The most of previous (2014-15) season Findikli spent at Meliksah where in 32 TB2L games he had 3.6ppg and 2.5rpg. He also spent pre-season at Socar Petkim that year.
Findikli has played previously for three other teams: Tire Gucu, Bornova and Baskent Genclik.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Pertevniyal signs Ugur Hortum - by Eurobasket News

Pertevniyal Genclik Istanbul (TBL) signed center Ugur Hortum (211-109kg, college: Grambling State). He played last season at TED Kolejliler in Turkish BSL league. BSL was a little too high level for him, where in 15 games he had just 1.8ppg and 1.3rpg. TBL will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Hortum also played that season for Balikesir (also in BSL). BSL was a little too high level for him, where in two games he did not score anything.
He has played also professionally in .
Hortum graduated from Grambling State in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Pertevniyal Genclik Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Adem Oren
Reha Oz
Hamit Sezaver
Huseyin Akin Kandemir
Mehmet Ata Evren
Ugur Hortum

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Cedi Osman (ex Anadolu Efes) signs at the Cavaliers - by Eurobasket News

Cleveland Cavaliers landed 22-year old Turk international forward Cedi Osman (204-95). He has a double citizenship as he also holds FYR Macedonian passport. Osman has played for the last four years at Anadolu Efes in Turkish BSL league. In 34 games he averaged 13.4ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.3apg and 1.6spg last season. Osman helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game and All-Domestic Players Team. Osman also played 35 games in Euroleague where he had 7.1ppg and 2.8rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Two years ago Osman was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves in second round (31 st overall).
Among other achievements his team won Turkish League Regular Season in 2016. Osman received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 1st Team award back in 2014.
He has been also a member of Turkish international program for some years. Osman has regularly played for Turkish senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team in 2014.
He represented Turkey at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 12.7ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 52.5%, 3PT: 31.8%, FT: 59.1%.
Osman has played also professionally in Turkey for Pertevniyal.
His game is described as: A talented forward who gives his best in open court situations. He likes fast-paced game with dynamic offense because runs the court very well and energizes his team. He's a good outside shooter and plays with energy at both sides of the court.

Cleveland Cavaliers roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Jose_Manuel Calderon

Forwards:
Kyle Korver
Jeff Green
Cedi Osman

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Ilkan Karaman is a newcomer at Istanbul BBSK - by Eurobasket News

Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi (BSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old former international power forward Ilkan Karaman (205-90). He played most recently at Besiktas (BSL). But in 8 games he recorded just 1.8ppg and 1.1rpg last season. Karaman helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. He also played 7 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 3.6ppg and 1.3rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Karaman played at Acibadem (TBL). In 20 games he had 6.5ppg and 3.8rpg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
In 2012 Karaman was drafted by Brooklyn Nets (NBA) in second round (57th overall).
Among other achievements his team won Turkish Cup in 2013. Karaman was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game back in 2013.
He was also a member of Turkish international program for some years. Karaman played for Turkish Senior National Team between 2012 and 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
He also represented Turkey at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 five years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 10.5ppg, 5.8rpg, FGP: 72.5%, 3PT: 38.5%, FT: 61.1%.
Karaman has played previously for four other teams: Tofas, Pinar Karsiyaka, Fenerbahce and ITU Istanbul.
The scouts decsribe him following way: (by Giovanni Conte for NBADraft.net in 2012)
Late bloomer with apparent potential left to develop .... His body is very strong, with long arms, and so he is a great rebounder with good ability to finish in the paint ... He's left-handed and surprisingly can shoot out to the three point line. Consistency is not there. Disappears for stretches of games ... Doesn't know how to properly use his size and strength advantage in the post
.

Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Hakan Demirel
Jaka Klobucar
Michael Thompson

Forwards:
Ilkan Karaman
Ugur Dokuyan

Centers:
Eric Buckner
Ayberk Olmaz

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Banvit inks Can Altintig - by Eurobasket News

Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (BSL) agreed terms with 30-year old ex-international guard Can Altintig (195-93kg-87). He played last season at Acibadem in the TBL. In 38 games he had 10.5ppg, 2.6rpg and 3.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season Altintig played at Pinar Karsiyaka. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 31 BSL games he recorded 5.2ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.9apg. Altintig helped them to make it to the cup final. He also played 10 games in Euroleague where he averaged 4.2ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.6apg. Altintig also played 8 games in Eurocup where he got 4.3ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.1apg.
He played in the final of EuroChallenge in 2015.
Altintig was also a member of Turkish international program for some years. He played for Turkish Senior National Team back in 2009 and previously for U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
Altintig also represented Turkey at the Mediterranean Games eight years ago.
He has played previously for four other teams: Tofas, Trabzonspor, Fenerbahce and Uludag Universitesi.

Banvit Basketbol Kulubu roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Can Altintig
Tony Taylor

Forwards:
Damian Kulig
Angelo Caloiaro

Center:
Gasper Vidmar

Coach: Saso Filipovski

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  UGANDA  


Mwesigye number one in Uganda for round 15 - by Eurobasket News

Forward Steven Mwesigye (F) had a very impressive game in the last round for Our Saviour, receiving a Afrobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 15.
The player was the main contributor (22 points, nine rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Nkumba M. (#11, 1-5) 72-63. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on top of the standings. Our Saviour is placed at 9th position in Ugandan NBAL. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 5 games and recorded just two victories. In the team's last game Mwesigye had a remarkable 58.3% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Our Saviour, through which he has constantly improved. Steven Mwesigye has solid league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (7th best: 9.3rpg), assists (7th best: 3.4apg) and averages impressive 3.3spg.

The second best player in last round's games was Benard Okumu (F) of Falcons. Okumu had a very good evening with a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Falcons lost that game 47-61 to the higher-ranked UCU Canons (#3, 5-3). This loss caused Falcons to slide to the very bottom (12) position in the standings. 6 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Falcons managed to get this year. Okumu is one of the most experienced players at Falcons and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.6ppg (#3). He also registered 9.9 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was forward Malvin Midaki (F-90) of Nkumba M. (#11). Midaki scored 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Despite Midaki's great performance Nkumba M. lost 63-72 to slightly higher-ranked Our Saviour (#9, 2-5). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Nkumba M. can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-5 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Midaki he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Midaki has a very solid season. In 6 games in Uganda he scored 10.8ppg. He also has 6.7rpg and FGP: 55.3%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Fadhili Chuma (F-95) of UCU Canons - 4 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Derrick Isiko (C-97) of UCU Canons - 9 points and 8 rebounds
6. Wilson Otweyo (F-89) of Nkumba M. - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Sivachi Makutwa (F-90) of Nkumba M. - 11 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Andrew Gang (G-96) of UCU Canons - 6 points and 11 rebounds
9. Brian Namake (F-90) of UCU Canons - 11 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Daniel Monoja (C) of Our Saviour - 8 points and 9 rebounds

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



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  UKRAINE  


Cherkasy adds Koniev to their roster - by Eurobasket News

SK Cherkasy Monkeys (Superleague) added to their roster 28-year old international forward Volodymyr Koniev (203-87kg-89). He has played for the last four seasons at Khimik in the Superleague. In 35 games he recorded 10.0ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.7apg and 1.2spg last season. Koniev helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Ukrainian Superleague All-Star Game. Koniev also played 12 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 8.6ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.8apg.
Koniev won Ukrainian SL Favorit Sport championship title in 2016.
He represented Ukraine at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 4.2ppg, 3.2rpg.
Koniev has played previously for Kryvbas.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  UNITED KINGDOM  


British U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

British U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Ali Sbai
Sbai
Andre Arissol
Arissol
Harvey Barr
Barr
Kyle Carey
Carey
Morgan Carter
Carter
#e#5
Ali Sbai 198-G/F-97 Reading R. United Kingdom
Andre Arissol 188-G-97 Otero JC USA
Harvey Barr 213-C-97 Lake Region CC USA
Kyle Carey 198-G-97 Barry USA
Morgan Carter 201-F-98 Charnwood United Kingdom
Danny Evans 193-PG-97 Maine USA
RJ Eytle-Rock 192-SG-98 Kent C. United Kingdom
Sam Idowu 201-F-97 St.Peter's USA
Henri Langton 208-C-98 Leicester R. United Kingdom
Luke Mitchell 182-G-98 Montverde Acad. USA
Calvin Kintu 180-G-97 Vincennes Univ. USA
Alex Roberts 185-G-97 Loughborough United Kingdom
Josh Steel 193-G-97 Duquesne USA
Evan Walshe 193-G/F-98 Barry USA
Carl Wheatle 196-F-98 Angelico Biella Italy
Akwasi Yeboah 198-G/F-97 Stony Brook USA




Callum Jones signs new two-year deal - by Greg

Manchester Giants (BBL) captain and MVP Callum Jones (193-85, college: Pace) has signed a new two-year deal with the club.
Jones, 31, has been with the Giants since the club returned to the BBL back in 2012 and was a star performer last season, earning him a place in the BBL All-Star British Team of the Year.
He said: ?I?m really happy to have signed. This is a club I?ve been with for five seasons now, it?s my home club, obviously there?s a lot of work to be done to improve on last season, but Manchester is my home and I?m happy to be re-signed here.
?It was nice to get that recognition, though I thought I had a better year the season before, but I?d have traded those accolades for a few more wins.
?I think we need to improve in certain key positions, we need to improve our personnel but I think as a team we?ve got to stay focused for the entire game. We had spells where we were good, but we?ve got to be much more consistent.?
Jones has had a month off and took the chance to visit his brother and former BBL star James in Canada, whose partner Laura has recently given birth to twins.
New Giants coach Danny Byrne will be piecing his team together in the coming weeks ahead of pre-season starting, and he?s already made it clear he?ll be expecting more from Jones - especially from outside the line.
Jones added: ?I made one last season and it was the talk of the town for that game! People have a bit of a fetish about me shooting threes! We?ll see. If you get a season ticket, then you?ll see!?

Manchester Giants Press Release

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Lions land Flannigan from Cleveland - by Paul Nilsen

Demonte Flannigan (201-F-95, college: Cleveland St., agency: Mansfield and Associates) has become the first signing for the London Lions under the new era of recently installed head coach, Mariusz Karol.

The 6ft 8in forward/centre has just graduated from Cleveland State in the Horizon League of NCAA Division I.

Flannigan averaged 11.5pts and 5.8 rebounds per game whilst leading his team in rebounds. At High School in Ohio, he averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds and played for the USA Under 16 National team.

Coach Karol was pleased with his first signing and stated: 'He is a hard worker in the key area and I think his style will suit the BBL.

'I think he can bring a physical presence for us,' added the play-caller.

Meanwhile the player himself commented: 'I am excited to be in London.

'I want to get my professional career off to a good start. I like what I see in the London Lions and I want to continue to improve and work hard for the fans.

Lions' Chief Executive, Vince Macaulay was also pleased to get the process of signing players under way.

He said: 'As always at this time of year, I am very excited. But, there is an extra buzz with a new coach and what will be a lot of new players.

'I think Demonte can really grow as a pro here, as a young player he was brilliant, his college career saw him develop into a strong player inside with a nice touch'

Watch out for more player signings coming soon! The Lions will start pre-season on the 5th of September when the team will fly to Poland for some tournament games, before returning in time for the British Basketball All Stars event at the O2 Arena on the 24th of September.




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  URUGUAY  


Gaston Semiglia (ex U Atletica) signs at Rocamora - by Eurobasket News

Tomas de Rocamora (TNA) landed 26-year old Uruguayan forward Gaston Semiglia (192-91). He played in the summer at U Atletica in Uruguayan Metropolitan. In 9 games he averaged impressive 27.4ppg, 8.0rpg, 5.4apg and 2.0spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay LUB Honorable Mention.
Semiglia has played also professionally for other Uruguayan teams like Bohemios, Larranaga, Montevideo BC and Marne.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Efese and McNeal will join Metro teams - by Hector Lopez

Joseph Efese (198-F) will be joining Capitol and Tyronne McNeal (211-C-87, college: Miami Dade CC) Marne for the first time when the Metro League will be playing its 11th round tomorrow after one week without any games. The tournament was stopped for almost one week due to bad weather conditions in Montevideo and a 48 hours strike decided by the players union. The player are asking changes in the local regulations and they are against the Uruguayan League decision to add a third foreing player for 2018/19 season. Afer the 48 hours strike the player had already began negotiations with the local authorithies, but the the humidity in Montevideo forced to stop three rounds.



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  VENEZUELA  


Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LPB Awards 2017 - by Francisco Vega

Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LPB 1st Team 2017
Kyle Fuller
Fuller
Trey Gilder
Gilder
Ricardo Powell
Powell
Axiers Sucre
Sucre
Gregory Echenique
Echenique

Finals MVP: Nate Robinson (175-PG-84) of Guaros
Player of the Year: Ricardo Powell (199-F-83) of Trotamundos
Guard of the Year: Kyle Fuller (185-PG-92) of Toros
Forward of the Year: Axiers Sucre (199-F-78) of Gigantes
Center of the Year: Gregory Echenique (206-C-90) of Guaros
Imported Player of the Year: Ricardo Powell (199-F-83) of Trotamundos
Domestic Player of the Year: Axiers Sucre (199-F-78) of Gigantes
Defensive Player of the Year: Juan Guerrero (201-F-93) of Toros
Rookie of the Year: Michael Carrera (196-SF-93) of Marinos
Most Improved Player of the Year: Jose Rodriguez (197-PF-94) of Cocodrilos
Best Sixth Man of the Year: Nestor Colmenares (203-PF-87) of Guaros
Coach of the Year: Oscar Silva of Guaiqueries

1st Team
PG: Kyle Fuller (185-PG-92) of Toros
PF: Trey Gilder (206-PF-85) of Panteras
F: Ricardo Powell (199-F-83) of Trotamundos
F: Axiers Sucre (199-F-78) of Gigantes
C: Gregory Echenique (206-C-90) of Guaros

2nd Team
PG: David Cubillan (181-PG-87) of Trotamundos
G: Devan Downey (175-G-87) of Guaiqueries
SF: Quinnel Brown (198-SF-83) of Gigantes
F: Axiers Sucre (199-F-78) of Gigantes
F: Al Thornton (203-F-83) of Gaiteros

Honorable Mention
Hernan Salcedo (198-F-80) of Gaiteros
Lazar Hayward (198-SF-86) of Guaros
Ricky Tarrant (188-G-93) of Gigantes
Elder Gimenez (186-F-91) of Toros
Jesus Centeno (190-G-85) of Marinos
Jordan Hamilton (201-F-90) of Bucaneros
Cesar Garcia (193-G/F-90) of Cocodrilos
Juan Guerrero (201-F-93) of Toros
Isaiah Swann (188-PG-85) of Marinos
Nate Robinson (175-PG-84) of Guaros
Luis Bethelmy (200-F-86) of Guaros
Maurice Sutton (211-C-89) of Cocodrilos

All-Domestic Players Team
PG: David Cubillan (181-PG-87) of Trotamundos
F: Elder Gimenez (186-F-91) of Toros
F: Luis Bethelmy (200-F-86) of Guaros
F: Axiers Sucre (199-F-78) of Gigantes
C: Gregory Echenique (206-C-90) of Guaros

All-Imports Team
PG: Kyle Fuller (185-PG-92) of Toros
PG: Nate Robinson (175-PG-84) of Guaros
PF: Trey Gilder (206-PF-85) of Panteras
F: Ricardo Powell (199-F-83) of Trotamundos
F: Al Thornton (203-F-83) of Gaiteros

All-Rookies Team
G: Amos Acosta (180-G-96) of Guaros
G: Jean Vargas (180-G-95) of Gigantes
G: Enderson Ramos (185-G-95) of Panteras
F: Anthony Perez (206-F-93) of Trotamundos
SF: Michael Carrera (196-SF-93) of Marinos



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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE  


Grigori Shukhovtsov leaves Lokomotiv - by Eurobasket News

experienced 34-year old center Grigori Shukhovtsov (211-120kg-83) left Lokomotiv Kuban (VTB) Shukhovtsov played there also last season. In 13 VTB United League games he recorded just 2.5ppg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements Shukhovtsov won VTB United League championship title in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com Russian A Superleague All-Newcomers Team award back in 2010.
Shukhovtsov has played previously professionally also in Lithuania (Neptunas and Sakalai) and Russia (CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow and Dynamo Moscow 2nd team).

Lokomotiv Kuban roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chris Babb
Trevor Lacey

Forwards:
Pavel Antipov
Stanislav Ilnitskiy

Centers:
Frank Elegar
Brian Qvale

Coach: Sasa Obradovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Women News


Afrobasket 2017: Nigeria names 22-man preliminary squad - by Olusegun Ikuesan

*As camp opens July 23

The Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF has named a preliminary list of 22 players for the 2017 Afrobasket for women scheduled to hold in Bamako, Mali from August 18 to 27, 2017.

An official statement by the NBBF signed by its new vice president, Olumide Oyedeji revealed that 10 of the invited players are home-based players from the Zenith Bank Premier League whose fourth phase is currently holding in Ibadan, Oyo state.

Oyedeji disclosed that the female national team will be tutored by Scott Nnaji as head coach and he would by assisted by Adewunmi Aderemi and Mauro Procaccini, an Italian, adding that 'players from the Zenith Bank League are to join other players in camp immediately after the Final 8 play-offs which ends on July 29.'

He however, said that 'clubs disposed to releasing their players before the Final 8 would be welcome to do so', adding that the team are expected to camp outside the country from July 23.

The players invited include key players who featured in the 2015 edition of the competition held in Cameroon like team captain, Helen Ogunjimi, Sarah Ogoke, Elonu Adaora, Ndidi Madu, Uju Ugoka, Joyce Ekworomadu, Ezinne Kalu and Olayinka Sanni.

Others include Sarah Imovbioh, Promise Amukamara, Ugochi Nwaigwe, Ifunanya Ibekwe, Evelyn Akhator, Atosu Upe, Chioma Udeaja, Nkechi Akashili, Nkem Akaraiwe, Gloria Umeh, Ebere Okeke, Elawere Odion Tina and Christiana Isaac. Adaora Elonu (185-F-90, college: Texas A&M



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  AUSTRALIA  


Australian National Team 2017 - by Greg

Australian National Team 2017
#s#
Tessa Lavey
Lavey
Alexandra Bunton
Bunton
Lauren Mansfield
Mansfield
Madeleine Garrick
Garrick
Stephanie Blicavs
Blicavs
#e#5
Tessa Lavey 172-G-93 Dandenong Australia
Alexandra Bunton 198-C-93 Geelong S. Australia
Lauren Mansfield 170-G-89 Launceston T. Australia
Madeleine Garrick 178-G-92 Kilsyth LC Australia
Stephanie Blicavs 178-G-90 Dandenong Australia
Kelsey Griffin 188-F-87 Bendigo Australia
Katie-Rae Ebzery 177-SF-90 Dynamo M. Russia
Laura Hodges 191-C-83 Adelaide Australia
Belinda Snell 180-SF-81 Manly Warr. SE Australia
Abby Bishop 189-C-88 Rockhampton C. Australia
Marianna Tolo 196-C-89 Abdullah Gul Turkey
Sara Blicavs 188-F-93 Geelong S. Australia

Sandy Brondello Head Coach UMMC Russia



Alex Wilson claims Australian State League weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Alex Wilson (174-G-94) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's leader Eastern M. and that's her to receive a Australiabasket.com State League Player of the Week award for round 17.
The 23-year old guard had a double-double of 32 points and ten rebounds, while her team edged out Norwood F. (#4, 11-5) 82-80. It allowed Eastern M. to consolidate first place in the Australian State League. Eastern M. have a solid 13-3 record. In the team's last game Wilson had a remarkable 73.3% from 2-point range. She has many years of experience at Eastern M., through which she has constantly improved. Wilson has impressive league stats. She is in league's top in points (2nd best: 26.9ppg) and averages solid 1.4bpg,2.4spg and 60.7% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old American center Cassie Rochel (193-C-91) of Gladstone PCP. Rochel impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 30 points and 13 rebounds. Bad luck as Gladstone PCP lost that game 76-84 to the higher-ranked Logan T. (#2, 12-1). Gladstone PCP managed to keep the same 6th spot in QBL. Her team lost some distance to top teams. But 6-5 record is not bad and everything may still change. Rochel is one of the most experienced players at Gladstone PCP and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was Croatian center Suzy Batkovic-Brown (195-C-80) of Newcastle H. (#5). Batkovic-Brown got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. She went also for fifteen rebounds and four assists. She was a key player of Newcastle H., leading her team to a 72-57 easy win against Sutherland S. (7-7). Newcastle H. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams in Waratah. Their record at this point is 7 victories and 7 lost games. Batkovic-Brown has a very solid season. In 9 games in Australia she scored 30.1ppg. She also has 12.1rpg and 3.0bpg. Suzy Batkovic-Brown has also Australian passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ali Schwagmeyer (180-F-90) of Lakeside L. - 27 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Jo Hill (182-F/G-73) of N.Adelaide R. - 27 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Markel Walker (185-F-90) of Ipswich F. - 22 points, 20 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Alice Kunek (187-G/F-91) of Eltham W. - 37 points and 10 rebounds
8. Chantella Perera (174-G-86) of Kilsyth LC - 33 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Shelby Cheslek (196-C-92) of SW Metro P. - 16 points, 22 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Kisha Lee (182-F-85) of Stirling S. - 26 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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  BAHAMAS  


Bahamas National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Bahamas National Team 2017
#s#
Valerie Nesbitt
Nesbitt
Samantha Gilbert
Gilbert
Tracy Lewis
Lewis
Diasti Delancy
Delancy
Pamela Bethel
Bethel
#e#5
4Valerie Nesbitt 167-G-98
5Samantha Gilbert 190-C-89 Minot St. USA
6Tracy Lewis 178-F-90 MailBoa Bahamas
7Diasti Delancy 165-G-85
8Pamela Bethel 185-C-92 E.Wyoming JC USA
9Lashae Rolle 185-C-97
10Sha-Londa Neely 187-C-97
11Leashja Grant 188-C-94 Texas Tech USA
12Linda Pierre 185-C-82 Cheetahs Bahamas
13Philicia Kelly 175-F-89 Oklahoma City USA
14Joette Fernander 167-PG-95 St.Gregory USA
15Taneil Poitier 168-G-89 Angels Bahamas

Yolette McPhee-McCuin Head Coach Jacksonville USA



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  BELARUS  


Snytsina re-signs at Hatay - by Eurobasket News

Hatay Bsb (KBSL) confirmed in their roster 32-year old Belarusian international forward Katerina Snytsina (188-85). She is a dual citizen owning also Kazakhstan passport. Snytsina has played there for the last two seasons. She managed to play in three leagues last year. In 28 KBSL games she recorded 13.3ppg, 4.6rpg, 3.8apg and 1.5spg. Snytsina helped them to win the Supercup. She also played 14 games in Euroleague where she averaged 10.8ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.3apg and 1.4spg. And finally Snytsina contributed to 4 games in Eurocup where she had 15.0ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.5apg and 1.5spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she was voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish KBSL Honorable Mention in 2016.
Snytsina also represented Belarus at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 11.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.3apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 18.8%, FT: 90.0%.
Snytsina is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in France (Lattes Montpellier), Hungary (Miskolc), Poland (Basket Gdynia), Russia (Dynamo Novosibirsk Region, Dynamo Moscow, Nadezhda Orenburg, Vologda Chevakata and Spartak St.Petersburg), Belarus (Gorizont) and Turkey (Adana ASKI Mersin and Samsun).

Hatay Bsb roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Merve Aydin
Hind Ben_Abdelkader
Seda Deniz

Forwards:
Katerina Snytsina
Bahar Ozturk

Centers:
Viktoria Mircheva
Devran Bostanci
Hulya Coklar

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Turkey



AZS Gorzow Wielkopolski welcomes back Rytsikava, ex Gorizont - by Lukasz Lukaszewski

InvestInTheWest AZS AJP Gorzow Wlkp. (TBLK) inked 31-year old Belarusian international forward Yuliya Rytsikava (181-86, agency: LBM Management). It is actually her comeback to AZS Gorzow Wielkopolski as she has played here before. Rytsikava has a double citizenship as she also holds Russian passport. Rytsikava has played for the last three years at Gorizont in Belarusian Premier League. She managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 24 Premier League games she averaged impressive 17.4ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.6apg and 2.5spg. Rytsikava helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Cup final. A very good season in her career as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Belarusian League Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Rytsikava also played 7 games in Baltic League where she had 11.4ppg, 5.3rpg, 3.3apg and 1.6spg. And finally she contributed to 11 games in EEWBL where she was fifth best scorer with 15.0ppg and recorded 5.5rpg, 2.2apg and 1.6spg (in top 4). It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-EEWBL 2nd Team.
Among other achievements Rytsikava won Belarusian League championship title in 2011 and 2016.
She has been also a member of Belarusian international program for some years. Rytsikava has regularly played for Belarusian senior team since 2004 and previously for U20 National Team in 2006.
She represented Belarus at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 4.3ppg, 3.3rpg.
Rytsikava has played previously professionally also in Russia (Dynamo Kursk and Nadezhda Orenburg).
Her game is described as: Yuliya Dureika is a fan favourite and a proven three-point specialist. Having spent early years of her career in Belarus, she then decided to test her skills and character in the extremely competitive atmosphere of the Russian Superleague. Unfortunately, several health issues interfered and prevented Dureika from playing to her true potential. She missed the 2007-08 season and last summer returned to Belarus where she's managed to work herself back into form and become a strong candidate for a place in the squad that will travel to Latvia in June, with injuries being the main obstacle on her way to fulfilling that ambition.

InvestInTheWest AZS AJP Gorzow Wlkp. roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Annamaria Prezelj
Miah Spencer

Forwards:
Paulina Misiek
Yuliya Rytsikava
Aleksandra Pawlak
Beata Jaworska
Katarzyna Jaworska

Center:
Magdalena Szajtauer

Coach: Dariusz Maciejewski

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Poland



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  BRAZIL  


Tayara Madonna signs at Scrivia - by Eurobasket News

Ecoprogram Castelnuovo Scrivia (Serie A2) landed 26-year old naturalized Brazilian swingman Tayara Madonna (170-91, agency: SPORTlab Agency) from Velco Vicenza. In 32 Serie A2 games she averaged 10.8ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.4apg and 1.6spg last season. She helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Madonna played at Sesto (Serie A1) where in 25 games she had 6.1ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.1apg and 1.2spg.
Madonna represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Serbia six years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 1.9ppg, 1.4rpg, 1.6apg.
Madonna has played previously for four other teams: La Spezia, Udine, Ancona and Irpino.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Italy



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  CROATIA  


Vladimir Ivankovic is a new coach of Romanian side CSU Alba Iulia - by Zeljko Zule

Vladimir Ivankovic has been appointed as the new head coach of Romanian side CSU Alba Iulia, replacing Nicosur Marc. CSU Alba Iulia After a year's break, CSU Alba Iulia is back to the pro level. Ivankovic signed a three-year contract.
Ivankovic arrives from Croatian side Kvarner, which he guided to the A2 League title and a 0-10 record in CEWL.
He has already coached Novi Zagreb and won the two Championship and Cup titles, Chemcatz Chemnitz in Germany and Flying Foxex Post Vienna and win the Austrian double crown - League and Cup - in 2016.



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  EUROCUP  


Miskolc adds Engelman to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Aluinvent DVTK Miskolc (A Division) added to their roster 26-year old American guard Monica Engelman (180-91, college: Kansas) from PINKK-Pecsi. In 7 A Division games in Hungary she recorded very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.4apg and 2.4spg last season. Engelman also played that season for Osmaniye in Turkish KBSL where in 7 games she averaged 14.3ppg, 4.7rpg and 2.3apg.
She won CEWL championship title in 2015.
Engelman has played previously professionally in Romania (ICIM Arad) and Slovakia (Piestanske Cajky).
She attended University of Kansas until 2013 and it will be her fifth season as a professional player.

Aluinvent DVTK Miskolc roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Monica Engelman
Dora Nagy
Kirby Burkholder

Forwards:
Tereza Peckova
Dorina Zele

Center:
Zenta Melnika

Coach: Stefan Svitek

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Hungary



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  EUROLEAGUE  


Kamba comes back to Villeneuve - by Eurobasket News

Villeneuve D'Ascq ESB Lille Metropole (LFB) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old international forward Laetitia Kamba (187-87). It is actually her comeback to Villeneuve D'Ascq as she has played here before. Kamba played most recently at Cavigal Nice Basket 06 in the LFB. In 28 games she recorded 8.7ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.6apg and 1.8spg last season. Great year indeed as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French LFB Honorable Mention. Kamba also played 8 games in Eurocup where she averaged 7.0ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.8apg and 1.8spg.
The previous (15-16) season Kamba played at Villeneuve D'Ascq. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and she had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 27 games she got 3.4ppg and 3.3rpg. Kamba helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played 14 games in Euroleague where she got 3.6ppg and 2.9rpg. Kamba also played 5 games in Eurocup where she got just 1.2ppg and 2.0rpg.
Among other achievements Kamba played in the final of French LFB in 2015. She received also Eurobasket.com All-French NF1 1st Team award back in 2010.
Kamba has been also a member of French international program for some years. She has regularly played for French senior team since 2014 and previously for U21 National Team in 2007.
Kamba represented France at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 2.3ppg, 1.3rpg.
Kamba has played previously for three other teams: Mondeville, Hainaut and Wasquehal.

Villeneuve D'Ascq ESB Lille Metropole roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Virginie Bremont
Nevena Jovanovic
Aminata Konate

Forwards:
Laetitia Kamba
Rejane Verin

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in France



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U18  


Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division C Awards 2017 - by Greg

Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division C 1st Team 2017
Sophie Abela
Abela
Marta Perez
Perez
Inga Manucharyan
Manucharyan
Eleni Pilakouta
Pilakouta
Anna Aslanian
Aslanian

Best Player: Sophie Abela (160-SF-99) of Malta

1st Team
SF: Sophie Abela (160-SF-99) of Malta
PF: Marta Perez (172-PF-00) of Gibraltar
F: Inga Manucharyan (176-F-00) of Armenia
C: Eleni Pilakouta (192-C-00) of Cyprus
C: Anna Aslanian (188-C-01) of Armenia

Honorable Mention
Panagiota Themistokleous (185-PF-00) of Cyprus
Kristy Galea (158-SF-00) of Malta
Mireya Benitez (165-PG-01) of Gibraltar
Besjana Martinaj (165-PG-00) of Kosovo



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U20  

Stats Leaders (Women)

Points Per Game
 Melisa BRCANINOVIC
  BIH
  (185-PF-99)
  Avg: 28.7
 1. Brcaninovic, BIH28.7 
 2. Goncalves, POR23.7 
 3. Prezelj, SLO20.0 
 4. Strautmane, LAT19.3 
 5. Studer, HUN16.3 
 6. Shabanova, RUS15.7 
 7. Ndiba, NED15.3 
 8. Zec, SRB15.3 
 9. Wadling, SWE15.0 
 10. Puc, POL15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olbis Futo ANDRE
  (190-C-98)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Andre, ITA18.5 
 2. Senicar, SLO12.0 
 3. Djaldi-Tabdi, FRA12.0 
 4. Djordjevic, SRB10.0 
 5. Ocvirk, SLO9.7 
 6. Bogicevic, SRB9.0 
 7. Krakic, BIH9.0 
 8. Mununga, BEL8.7 
 9. Wadling, SWE8.5 
 10. Juskaite, LTU8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Agnes STUDER
  (168-PG-98)
  Avg: 7
 1. Studer, HUN7.0 
 2. Burovaya, RUS6.3 
 3. Ramette, BEL6.0 
 4. Domuzin, BIH5.0 
 5. Aho, HUN4.7 
 6. Katanic, SRB4.7 
 7. Kozik, RUS4.7 
 8. Bernardeco, POR4.3 
 9. Niemojewska, POL4.0 
 10. Kovacevic, BIH3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Carolina GONCALVES
  (174-F-97)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Goncalves, POR5.3 
 2. Ndiba, NED3.3 
 3. Brcaninovic, BIH3.3 
 4. Conde, ESP3.0 
 5. Kovacevic, BIH2.7 
 6. Friskovec, SLO2.7 
 7. Foppossi, FRA2.7 
 8. Perez Araujo, ESP2.3 
 9. Kozik, RUS2.3 
 10. Studer, HUN2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Althea GWASHAVANHU
  (190-C-97)
  Avg: 4
 1. Gwashavanhu, SLO4.0 
 2. Senicar, SLO3.3 
 3. Dreimane, LAT2.3 
 4. Andre, ITA2.0 
 5. Kiss, HUN1.7 
 6. Puc, POL1.7 
 7. Stocklassa, SWE1.7 
 8. Parzenska, POL1.3 
 9. Strautmane, LAT1.3 
 10. Strautmane, LAT1.3 


Round of 16 is all set in Matosinhos - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Sweden - Poland 35-65
Poland thumped Sweden to occupy the second position in Group A. Aleksandra Parzenska (185-F/C-97) tallied 15 points and 7 rebounds to lead the winners. Poland held their opponents to just 16 points in the first half to take a 10-point lead. They followed with a 39:19 run in the second half to seal the victory. Zuzanna Puc (187-PF-97) produced 11 points for the winners. Adriana Camber (178-F-97) responded with 9 points for Sweden.

Spain - Belgium 65-36
Spain finished Group A undefeated. They stunned Belgium for the third consecutive victory. Maria Conde (187-F-97, college: Florida St.) accounted for 18 points in the win. Spain grabbed a 27:23 halftime advantage. They followed with a 38:13 run in the second half to ice the victory. Maria Perez Araujo (182-F-97) and Laia Raventos (170-G-97) tossed in 12 points each for the winners. Betty Mununga (181-F/C-97) responded with 14 points and 8 boards for Belgium.

Group B
Latvia - Portugal 67-72 OT
Portugal outlasted Latvia in overtime to finish second in Group B. Carolina Goncalves (174-F-97) stepped up with 32 points to pace the winners. Portugal grabbed a 2-point lead heading into the fourth term. But Latvia held their opponents to just 13 points in the fourth quarter to force overtime. Portugal dropped 13 points in the extra period and got away with the win. Isabel Costa (185-PF-97) accounted for 15 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Digna Strautmane (188-PF-98) responded with 20 points for Latvia.

Italy - Lithuania 70-61
Italy raced past Lithuania to improve at 3-0 record on top of Group B. Jasmine Keys (190-C/F-97) delivered 14 points for the Azzurri. Italy piled up a 35:23 halftime lead. Italy protected the advantage throughout the second half and cruised to the victory. Elisa Policari (183-G/F-97) deposited 12 points for Italy. Urte Slavickaite (176-G/F-97) and Agne Bobinaite (181-SF-97) responded with 13 points each for Lithuania.

Group C
Bosnia - Hungary 82-97
Hungary clinched the second position in Group D following a comfortable win over Bosnia. Hungary trailed by four points ten minutes into the game but they unleashed 50 points in the second half to seal the winning outcome. Agnes Studer (168-PG-98, agency: Interperformances) drained 31 points and issued 8 assists for the winners. Virag Weninger (179-SG-97) had 22 points for the Hungarian youngsters. Melisa Brcaninovic (185-PF-99, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 29 points for Bosnia.

France - Slovenia 71-67
France held off Slovenia for 2-1 record in Group C. Lisa Berkani (176-SG-97) posted 18 points for les Bleues. Slovenia and France were tied at 41 after twenty minutes. Slovenia eked out a one-point lead heading into the fourth term. But France responded with a 20:15 run in the final stanza to gain the win. Chloe Mantelin (169-G-97) delivered 15 points for the winners. Marusa Senicar (183-SF-97) responded with 20 points and 8 boards for Slovenia.

Group D
Russia - Holland 86-81
Russia topped Netherlands to improve at 3-0 record on top of Group D. Olga Frolkina (185-PF-97) posted 20 points to lead the winning side. Nethelands stayed in charge throughout the first half. They piled up a 50:41 halftime lead. But Russia turned the tables in the second half. They exploded with 45 points in the second half to seal the win. Yulia Kozik (176-SG-97) provided 17 points in the victory. Marieke van Schie (178-SG-97) and Myrthe Den Heeten (173-G-97) had 12 points apiece in the loss.

Turkey - Serbia 66-62
Turkey held off Serbia to open win count in Group D. Sevgi Uzun (170-PG-97, agency: LBM Management) banked in 21 points to lead the winners. Serbia enjoyed a 21:13 lead after the opening quarter. Turkey pulled within a single point at the interval 38:39. Turkey followed with a 19:12 run in the third quarter to pull ahead. They kept Serbia at bay throughout the fourth stanza to ensure the winning outcome. Inci Guclu (200-C-99) had 14 points and 12 rebounds in the victory. Jovana Nogic (181-G-97) answered with 17 points for Serbia.




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  FIBA OCEANIA U17  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Miela GOODCHILD
  AUS
  (175-G/F-0)
  Avg: 26.5
 1. Goodchild, AUS26.5 
 2. Puli, AUS22.5 
 3. Ropati, SAM21.0 
 4. Clarke, AUS20.5 
 5. DAngelo, AUS20.0 
 6. Ropati, SAM20.0 
 7. Motufoua, SAM18.5 
 8. Bourne, AUS17.0 
 9. Rees, AUS17.0 
 10. Book, NZL15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frances ROPATI
  SAM
  (--0)
  Avg: 14
 1. Ropati, SAM14.0 
 2. Sugiyama, PLW12.0 
 3. Hettig, SAM12.0 
 4. San-Nicolas, GUM11.0 
 5. ONeill, NZL11.0 
 6. Bourne, AUS8.0 
 7. Rees, AUS7.0 
 8. Puli, AUS7.0 
 9. Tartas, NCA6.5 
 10. Qenenoj, NCA6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Olivia O''NEILL
  NZL
  (173-G-0)
  Avg: 9
 1. ONeill, NZL9.0 
 2. Leger-Walker, NZL6.0 
 3. McDowell-W., AUS5.5 
 4. Hunter, NZL5.5 
 5. Clarke, AUS5.0 
 6. Gould, AUS4.5 
 7. Ropati, SAM4.0 
 8. DAngelo, AUS3.5 
 9. Willoughby, NZL3.5 
 10. Bourne, AUS3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Shyla HEAL
  AUS
  (167-PG-1)
  Avg: 6
 1. Heal, AUS6.0 
 2. Motufoua, SAM6.0 
 3. ONeill, NZL5.0 
 4. Senne, GUM4.5 
 5. Muaulu, SAM4.5 
 6. Goodchild, AUS4.5 
 7. Perez, GUM4.0 
 8. Hunter, NZL4.0 
 9. Clarke, AUS3.5 
 10. Miranda, GUM3.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Zhanay HETTIG
  SAM
  (--0)
  Avg: 2
 1. Hettig, SAM2.0 
 2. Sugiyama, PLW2.0 
 3. Clarke, AUS1.5 
 4. Puleoto, NCA1.0 
 5. Ropati, SAM1.0 
 6. Nisbet, NZL0.5 
 7. Puli, AUS0.5 
 8. Qenenoj, NCA0.5 
 9. Goodchild, AUS0.5 
 10. San-Nicolas, GUM0.5 


Overview of Day 2 in Guam - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Australia - Marshall Islands 166-3
Australia did not notice Marshall Islands en route to the second victory in Guam. Madeline Puli (186-C-00) posted 27 points to lead the winners. Australia grabbed a 85:0 halftime lead and never looked back on the way to the victory. Miela Goodchild (175-G/F-00) had 25 points in the win. Tamara Andrike (157-G-01) replied with 3 points for Marshall Islands.

Tahiti - Samoa 41-90
Samoa recorded the second victory at the tournament. They outgunned Tahiti to stay perfect in Group A. Frances Ropati (00) and Latorya Ropati (00) came up with 21 points each to lead the winners. Samoa grabbed a 44:15 halftime lead. They maintained the advantage throughout the second half and coasted to the win. Sommer Motufoua (00) had 18 points in the victory. Mahinetea Tavanae (03) responded with 15 points for Tahiti.

Group B
Palau - Guam 34-96
Guam topped Palau to improve at 1-1 record in Group B. Mia San-Nicolas (01) recorded 24 points and 18 rebounds in the win. Guam established a 63:3 halftime advantage. Guam kept their opponents at bay throughout the second half and raced to the win. Elysia Perez (00) had 18 points in the victory. Kristen Sugiyama (02) responded with 16 points and 19 rebounds for Palau.

New Zealand - New Caledonia 110-31
New Zealand outgunned New Caledonia for the second win in a row in Group B. Charlotte Whittaker (187-F-00) and Lauryn Hippolite (174-G-00) produced 16 points each for the winning side. New Zealand accumulated a 65:19 halftime lead. They limited New Caledonia to just 12 points in the second half and rallied to the victory. Tsubasa Nisbet (181-F-00) had 15 points in the win. Cassandree Canaldo (170-SF-00) responded with 7 points for New Caledonia.




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  FRANCE  


Kamba comes back to Villeneuve - by Eurobasket News

Villeneuve D'Ascq ESB Lille Metropole (LFB) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old international forward Laetitia Kamba (187-87). It is actually her comeback to Villeneuve D'Ascq as she has played here before. Kamba played most recently at Cavigal Nice Basket 06 in the LFB. In 28 games she recorded 8.7ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.6apg and 1.8spg last season. Great year indeed as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French LFB Honorable Mention. Kamba also played 8 games in Eurocup where she averaged 7.0ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.8apg and 1.8spg.
The previous (15-16) season Kamba played at Villeneuve D'Ascq. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and she had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 27 games she got 3.4ppg and 3.3rpg. Kamba helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played 14 games in Euroleague where she got 3.6ppg and 2.9rpg. Kamba also played 5 games in Eurocup where she got just 1.2ppg and 2.0rpg.
Among other achievements Kamba played in the final of French LFB in 2015. She received also Eurobasket.com All-French NF1 1st Team award back in 2010.
Kamba has been also a member of French international program for some years. She has regularly played for French senior team since 2014 and previously for U21 National Team in 2007.
Kamba represented France at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 2.3ppg, 1.3rpg.
Kamba has played previously for three other teams: Mondeville, Hainaut and Wasquehal.

Villeneuve D'Ascq ESB Lille Metropole roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Virginie Bremont
Nevena Jovanovic
Aminata Konate

Forwards:
Laetitia Kamba
Rejane Verin

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GREECE  


Panathlitikos land Katie Hempen - by Eurobasket News

Panathlitikos SF Sykeon (A1) tabbed 24-year old American swingman Katie Hempen (175-93). She has only college experience while playing for Arizona State University (NCAA). Hempen has played there for the last four years. In 31 games she averaged 9.3ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.3apg in 2015-16 season. She can count that year as a very successful as was selected to All-Pac-12 1st Team.
Her team was regular season runner-up in Pac-12 in 2015.
Hempen represented USA at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Her team won Gold and her stats at that event were 4 games: 1.5ppg.
So her pro career will start in Greece.

Panathlitikos SF Sykeon roster for 2017-2018:

Nafsika Stavridou
Micaella Riche
Chrysoula Kilazidou
Eleni Syra
Evaggelia Nastou
Katie Hempen
Eugenia Glezaki
Eva Katopodi
Maria Tselebi
Konstantina Tsilifoni

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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  GUATEMALA  


Guatemala National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Guatemala National Team 2017
#s#
Alma Lopez
Lopez
Linda Gonzalez
Gonzalez
Ligia Del Valle
Del Valle
Emily Rosales
Rosales
Sonia Vasquez
Vasquez
#e#5
4Alma Lopez 165-G-86
5Krystha Cano 175-G/F-95
6Astrid Garcia 165-PG-95
7Zaby Aldana 165-G-93
8Linda Gonzalez 178-C-92
9Diana Chavarria 182-F/C-93
10Ligia Del Valle 171-G-87
11Angelica Cardenas 175-G/F-94
12Emily Rosales 178-F-94
13Luisa Rivas 170-PG-93
14Sonia Vasquez 182-F-83
15Vicky Juarez 165-PG-99

Jose Damaso Head Coach
Henrry Morales Assistant



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  HOLLAND  


AZS Gorzow Wielkopolski signs Francisca Petronelia Donders - by Lukasz Lukaszewski

InvestInTheWest AZS AJP Gorzow Wlkp. (TBLK) signed 28-year old Dutch ex-international point guard Francisca Petronelia Donders (175-89, agency: LBM Management). She played last season at FCR Media-Rapla KK in Latvian LSBL. In 23 games she had 12.6ppg, 5.5rpg, 4.6apg and 3.6spg. Petronelia Donders helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as she was voted Eurobasket.com Latvian-Estonian LSBL Defensive Player of the Year and named to 2nd Team. She also played 12 games in Baltic League where she recorded 11.3ppg, 5.2rpg, 4.8apg and 1.8spg.
The previous (15-16) season Petronelia Donders played at Gorizont in Belarusian Premier League. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and she had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 30 games she averaged 7.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.3apg and 1.8spg. Petronelia Donders contributed to her team winning the Belarusian League title (twice) and the cup (also twice). She also played 5 games in Baltic League where she got 10.6ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.4apg and 2.6spg. Petronelia Donders also played 7 games in EEWBL where she got 10.3ppg, 4.9rpg, 4.7apg and 2.1spg. Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-EEWBL 2nd Team.
Petronelia Donders was also a member of Dutch international program for some years. She played for Dutch Senior National Team between 2007 and 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2007 and 2009.
Petronelia Donders also represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 five years ago. Her stats at that event were 8 games: 0.6ppg.
Petronelia Donders is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in Austria (UBBC Lions Enns Ladys), Belgium (Houthalen), Germany (Wolfpack Wolfenbuettel and GiroLive Panthers Osnabruck SC), United Kingdom (Nottingham Wildcats and Suns) and Holland (Den Helder, Amazone and Wereldtickets.nl).

InvestInTheWest AZS AJP Gorzow Wlkp. roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Francisca Petronelia_Donders
Daria Stelmach
Annamaria Prezelj
Miah Spencer
Jagoda Szczesna
Karolina Matkowska

Forwards:
Paulina Misiek
Yuliya Rytsikava
Aleksandra Pawlak
Beata Jaworska
Katarzyna Jaworska

Center:
Magdalena Szajtauer

Coach: Dariusz Maciejewski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HUNGARY  


Miskolc adds Engelman to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Aluinvent DVTK Miskolc (A Division) added to their roster 26-year old American guard Monica Engelman (180-91, college: Kansas) from PINKK-Pecsi. In 7 A Division games in Hungary she recorded very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.4apg and 2.4spg last season. Engelman also played that season for Osmaniye in Turkish KBSL where in 7 games she averaged 14.3ppg, 4.7rpg and 2.3apg.
She won CEWL championship title in 2015.
Engelman has played previously professionally in Romania (ICIM Arad) and Slovakia (Piestanske Cajky).
She attended University of Kansas until 2013 and it will be her fifth season as a professional player.

Aluinvent DVTK Miskolc roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Monica Engelman
Dora Nagy
Kirby Burkholder

Forwards:
Tereza Peckova
Dorina Zele

Center:
Zenta Melnika

Coach: Stefan Svitek

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ICELAND  


Keflavik signs Dinkins just out of college - by Eurobasket News

Keflavik (Dominos League) signed 23-year old American guard Brittanny Dinkins (170-94). She just graduated from S.Mississippi (NCAA). Dinkins has played there for the last four years. In 33 games she had very impressive stats: 18.6ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.8apg and 3.1spg last season. She helped them to make it to the final. Quite impressive season as she was voted All-C-USA Defensive Player of the Year, named to All-C-USA 1st Team and named to C-USA All-Tournament Team.
As mentioned above Dinkins is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ITALY  


Napoli signs Nene Diene - by Eurobasket News

Dike Napoli (Serie A1) signed 25-year old forward Nene Diene (180-92). She played last season at PFF Group Ferrara in the Serie A2. In 31 games she had 8.4ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.6apg and 1.5spg. Diene helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Gesam Gas Le Mura Lucca. But in 9 games she recorded just 0.9ppg and 1.0rpg.
Diene represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Debrecen (Hungary) five years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 5.8ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.3apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 38.6%, FT: 66.7%.
Diene has played previously for three other teams: Livorno, Brindisi and Genova.

Dike Napoli roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chiara Pastore
Beatrice Carta

Forwards:
Sabrina Cinili
Monique Ngo_Ndjock
Nene Diene

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tayara Madonna signs at Scrivia - by Eurobasket News

Ecoprogram Castelnuovo Scrivia (Serie A2) landed 26-year old naturalized Brazilian swingman Tayara Madonna (170-91, agency: SPORTlab Agency) from Velco Vicenza. In 32 Serie A2 games she averaged 10.8ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.4apg and 1.6spg last season. She helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Madonna played at Sesto (Serie A1) where in 25 games she had 6.1ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.1apg and 1.2spg.
Madonna represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Serbia six years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 1.9ppg, 1.4rpg, 1.6apg.
Madonna has played previously for four other teams: La Spezia, Udine, Ancona and Irpino.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Francesca Venturi joins Bologna - by Eurobasket News

Matteiplast Bologna (Serie A2) agreed terms with Francesca Venturi from La Magika Castel San Pietro. But in 16 Serie A2 games she had just 0.6ppg in 2015-16 season.
Venturi helped her team to make it to the A2 Final in 2016.

Matteiplast Bologna roster for 2017-2018:

Alice Romagnoli
Matilde Venturi
Benedetta Tridello
Francesca Venturi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Georgia Tech women's basketball announces addition of Italian native Lorela Cubaj - by Eurobasket News

Italian native Lorela Cubaj (6'3''-C-99) has signed a grant-in-aid agreement with Georgia Tech for the 2017-18 season, head coach MaChelle Joseph announced Monday afternoon. "Lorela is an impact player," commented Joseph. "She is a versatile post with a complete skill set. She has played the game at the highest level internationally and has established herself as an elite level prospect. We are excited to have Lorela join our Georgia Tech family. We look forward to seeing the impact she will make on our program." Cubaj, a native of Terni, Italy, has been a member of the Italian National Team several times and, in just her first European Championship in 2013, helped lead the team to the semi-finals. Additionally, the 6'4" post player has been a member of the Italian National Team in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Currently competing with both the U18 and U19 Italian National Teams this summer. With the U19 Italian National Team, Cubaj will head to the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup to be held July 22-30 in Udine and Cividale del Friuli, Italy. Cubaj comes to The Flats as the 14th-ranked player in Italy and joins Tech's 12th-ranked recruiting class. Cubaj was ranked the No. 2 international prospect by ProspectsNation.com.
Courtesy of: ramblinwreck.com



Albino keeps Lussana for another season - by Eurobasket News

Fassi Albino (Serie A2) re-signed 21-year old point guard Chiara Lussana (171-96). She has played there for the last three seasons. In 22 Serie A2 games she recorded 6.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.5apg and 1.9spg last season.
Lussana was a member of Italian U18 National Team in 2014.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Silva re-signs at Albino - by Eurobasket News

Fassi Albino (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 29-year old ex-international center Elisa Silva (192-88, agency: LBM Management). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 26 Serie A2 games she had 10.7ppg, 8.4rpg and 1.9spg last season. A very impressive year as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 Honorable Mention.
Silva's team won Italian A2 Group C Regular Season in 2015.
She was a member of Italian international program for some years. Silva was called to Italian Senior National Team back in 2007 and previously for U20 National Team between 2005 and 2007.
She has played previously for four other teams: Comense, C.U.S. Chieti, Bologna and Milano.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  JAMAICA  


Jamaican National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Jamaican National Team 2017
#s#
Tarita Gordon
Gordon
Zandria Dell
Dell
Loreta Gordon
Gordon
Sasha Dixon
Dixon
Angelee LaTouche
LaTouche
#e#5
4Tarita Gordon 165-PG-89 E.Tenn.St. USA
5Ashalee Gordon 177-F/G-97
6Zandria Dell 154-PG-84 Ballers Jamaica
7Loreta Gordon 168-G-94 Ballers Jamaica
8Sasha Dixon 167-G-87 Cougars Jamaica
9Kimoya Draggon 172-G-96
10Angelee LaTouche 187-F/C-85 George Mason USA
11Shenneika Smith 185-G/F-89 Southern G. USA
12Nicole Dias 188-C-89 Lady Avalanche Jamaica
13Yanique Gordon 193-F/C-91 Orduspor Turkey
14Ladonna Lamonth 185-C-90 Concordia Canada
15Antoinette Bannister 178-G/F-93 E.Carolina USA

Timothy Eatman Head Coach Rutgers USA



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  LEBANON  


Homentmen Antelias keep Sevadjian for another season - by Eurobasket News

Homentmen Antelias (Division I) re-signed 29-year old former international guard Nathalie Sevadjian (170-88). She has played there for the last eleven seasons. She helped them to win the League title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice).
Among other achievements Sevadjian received Asia-Basket.com Lebanese League All-Defensive Team award back in 2010.
She also represented Lebanon at the Pan Arab Games in Doha (Qatar) six years ago.
Sevadjian is a very experienced player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LITHUANIA  


Energa Torun inks Monika Grigalauskyte - by Lukasz Lukaszewski

Energa Torun (TBLK) signed 25-year old Lithuanian international power forward Monika Grigalauskyte (190-92). She played last season at Basket Gdynia in the TBLK. Grigalauskyte managed to play in three leagues last year. In 26 TBLK games she had 8.9ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.8apg. She also played 2 games in Eurocup where she recorded 11.5ppg, 11.0rpg and 2.5apg. And finally Grigalauskyte contributed to 11 games in EEWBL where she averaged 10.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.4apg and 1.1spg. She helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Grigalauskyte played at UNI Gyor in Hungarian A Division. In 27 games she got 11.3ppg, 7.9rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg. She contributed to her team making it to the final and Cup semifinals. A very impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Honorable Mention. Grigalauskyte also played 6 games in Eurocup where she got 11.7ppg, 8.0rpg and 3.2apg.
Grigalauskyte has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Grigalauskyte also represented Lithuania at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 1.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.0spg.
Grigalauskyte has played also professionally in Lithuania (Fortuna).

Energa Torun roster for 2017-2018:

Emilia Tlumak
Agnieszka Skobel
Monika Grigalauskyte
Miriam Uro-Nile
Dalia Belickaite
Roksana Plonka
Marta Wieczynska
Zuzana Urban

Coach: Algirdas Paulauskas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  MEXICO  


Mexican National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Mexican National Team 2017
#s#
Alexis Castro
Castro
Jacqueline Luna-Castro
Luna-Castro
Gladiana Avila
Avila
Ingrid Martinez
Martinez
Paola Beltran
Beltran
#e#5
4Alexis Castro 180-F/G-86 Quetzales Mexico
5Jacqueline Luna-Castro 188-F-93 Niki Lefkadas Greece
6Gladiana Avila 177-F-94
7Ingrid Martinez 175-G/F-95
8Paola Beltran 164-PG-94
9Brisa Silva 170-G-84 First Bank Nigeria
10Gabriela Saad 165-G-91 Al Riyadi Lebanon
11Daniela Pardo 165-PG-94
12Laura Nunez 187-C/F-93 Fresas Mexico
13Myriam Lara 186-F-94 CETYS Mexico
14Jazmin Valenzuela 187-C-89 Mexcaltecas Mexico
15Maria Orozco 176-PF-86 Mieleras Mexico

Javier Ceniceros Head Coach



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  NCAA1  


Georgia Tech women's basketball announces addition of Italian native Lorela Cubaj - by Eurobasket News

Italian native Lorela Cubaj (6'3''-C-99) has signed a grant-in-aid agreement with Georgia Tech for the 2017-18 season, head coach MaChelle Joseph announced Monday afternoon. "Lorela is an impact player," commented Joseph. "She is a versatile post with a complete skill set. She has played the game at the highest level internationally and has established herself as an elite level prospect. We are excited to have Lorela join our Georgia Tech family. We look forward to seeing the impact she will make on our program." Cubaj, a native of Terni, Italy, has been a member of the Italian National Team several times and, in just her first European Championship in 2013, helped lead the team to the semi-finals. Additionally, the 6'4" post player has been a member of the Italian National Team in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Currently competing with both the U18 and U19 Italian National Teams this summer. With the U19 Italian National Team, Cubaj will head to the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup to be held July 22-30 in Udine and Cividale del Friuli, Italy. Cubaj comes to The Flats as the 14th-ranked player in Italy and joins Tech's 12th-ranked recruiting class. Cubaj was ranked the No. 2 international prospect by ProspectsNation.com.
Courtesy of: ramblinwreck.com



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  NIGERIA  


Afrobasket 2017: Nigeria names 22-man preliminary squad - by Olusegun Ikuesan

*As camp opens July 23

The Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF has named a preliminary list of 22 players for the 2017 Afrobasket for women scheduled to hold in Bamako, Mali from August 18 to 27, 2017.

An official statement by the NBBF signed by its new vice president, Olumide Oyedeji revealed that 10 of the invited players are home-based players from the Zenith Bank Premier League whose fourth phase is currently holding in Ibadan, Oyo state.

Oyedeji disclosed that the female national team will be tutored by Scott Nnaji as head coach and he would by assisted by Adewunmi Aderemi and Mauro Procaccini, an Italian, adding that 'players from the Zenith Bank League are to join other players in camp immediately after the Final 8 play-offs which ends on July 29.'

He however, said that 'clubs disposed to releasing their players before the Final 8 would be welcome to do so', adding that the team are expected to camp outside the country from July 23.

The players invited include key players who featured in the 2015 edition of the competition held in Cameroon like team captain, Helen Ogunjimi, Sarah Ogoke, Elonu Adaora, Ndidi Madu, Uju Ugoka, Joyce Ekworomadu, Ezinne Kalu and Olayinka Sanni.

Others include Sarah Imovbioh, Promise Amukamara, Ugochi Nwaigwe, Ifunanya Ibekwe, Evelyn Akhator, Atosu Upe, Chioma Udeaja, Nkechi Akashili, Nkem Akaraiwe, Gloria Umeh, Ebere Okeke, Elawere Odion Tina and Christiana Isaac. Adaora Elonu (185-F-90, college: Texas A&M



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  POLAND  


AZS Gorzow Wielkopolski signs Francisca Petronelia Donders - by Lukasz Lukaszewski

InvestInTheWest AZS AJP Gorzow Wlkp. (TBLK) signed 28-year old Dutch ex-international point guard Francisca Petronelia Donders (175-89, agency: LBM Management). She played last season at FCR Media-Rapla KK in Latvian LSBL. In 23 games she had 12.6ppg, 5.5rpg, 4.6apg and 3.6spg. Petronelia Donders helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as she was voted Eurobasket.com Latvian-Estonian LSBL Defensive Player of the Year and named to 2nd Team. She also played 12 games in Baltic League where she recorded 11.3ppg, 5.2rpg, 4.8apg and 1.8spg.
The previous (15-16) season Petronelia Donders played at Gorizont in Belarusian Premier League. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and she had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 30 games she averaged 7.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.3apg and 1.8spg. Petronelia Donders contributed to her team winning the Belarusian League title (twice) and the cup (also twice). She also played 5 games in Baltic League where she got 10.6ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.4apg and 2.6spg. Petronelia Donders also played 7 games in EEWBL where she got 10.3ppg, 4.9rpg, 4.7apg and 2.1spg. Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-EEWBL 2nd Team.
Petronelia Donders was also a member of Dutch international program for some years. She played for Dutch Senior National Team between 2007 and 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2007 and 2009.
Petronelia Donders also represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 five years ago. Her stats at that event were 8 games: 0.6ppg.
Petronelia Donders is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in Austria (UBBC Lions Enns Ladys), Belgium (Houthalen), Germany (Wolfpack Wolfenbuettel and GiroLive Panthers Osnabruck SC), United Kingdom (Nottingham Wildcats and Suns) and Holland (Den Helder, Amazone and Wereldtickets.nl).

InvestInTheWest AZS AJP Gorzow Wlkp. roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Francisca Petronelia_Donders
Daria Stelmach
Annamaria Prezelj
Miah Spencer
Jagoda Szczesna
Karolina Matkowska

Forwards:
Paulina Misiek
Yuliya Rytsikava
Aleksandra Pawlak
Beata Jaworska
Katarzyna Jaworska

Center:
Magdalena Szajtauer

Coach: Dariusz Maciejewski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Energa Torun inks Monika Grigalauskyte - by Lukasz Lukaszewski

Energa Torun (TBLK) signed 25-year old Lithuanian international power forward Monika Grigalauskyte (190-92). She played last season at Basket Gdynia in the TBLK. Grigalauskyte managed to play in three leagues last year. In 26 TBLK games she had 8.9ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.8apg. She also played 2 games in Eurocup where she recorded 11.5ppg, 11.0rpg and 2.5apg. And finally Grigalauskyte contributed to 11 games in EEWBL where she averaged 10.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.4apg and 1.1spg. She helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Grigalauskyte played at UNI Gyor in Hungarian A Division. In 27 games she got 11.3ppg, 7.9rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg. She contributed to her team making it to the final and Cup semifinals. A very impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Honorable Mention. Grigalauskyte also played 6 games in Eurocup where she got 11.7ppg, 8.0rpg and 3.2apg.
Grigalauskyte has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Grigalauskyte also represented Lithuania at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 1.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.0spg.
Grigalauskyte has played also professionally in Lithuania (Fortuna).

Energa Torun roster for 2017-2018:

Emilia Tlumak
Agnieszka Skobel
Monika Grigalauskyte
Miriam Uro-Nile
Dalia Belickaite
Roksana Plonka
Marta Wieczynska
Zuzana Urban

Coach: Algirdas Paulauskas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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AZS Gorzow Wielkopolski welcomes back Rytsikava, ex Gorizont - by Lukasz Lukaszewski

InvestInTheWest AZS AJP Gorzow Wlkp. (TBLK) inked 31-year old Belarusian international forward Yuliya Rytsikava (181-86, agency: LBM Management). It is actually her comeback to AZS Gorzow Wielkopolski as she has played here before. Rytsikava has a double citizenship as she also holds Russian passport. Rytsikava has played for the last three years at Gorizont in Belarusian Premier League. She managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 24 Premier League games she averaged impressive 17.4ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.6apg and 2.5spg. Rytsikava helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Cup final. A very good season in her career as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Belarusian League Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Rytsikava also played 7 games in Baltic League where she had 11.4ppg, 5.3rpg, 3.3apg and 1.6spg. And finally she contributed to 11 games in EEWBL where she was fifth best scorer with 15.0ppg and recorded 5.5rpg, 2.2apg and 1.6spg (in top 4). It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-EEWBL 2nd Team.
Among other achievements Rytsikava won Belarusian League championship title in 2011 and 2016.
She has been also a member of Belarusian international program for some years. Rytsikava has regularly played for Belarusian senior team since 2004 and previously for U20 National Team in 2006.
She represented Belarus at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 4.3ppg, 3.3rpg.
Rytsikava has played previously professionally also in Russia (Dynamo Kursk and Nadezhda Orenburg).
Her game is described as: Yuliya Dureika is a fan favourite and a proven three-point specialist. Having spent early years of her career in Belarus, she then decided to test her skills and character in the extremely competitive atmosphere of the Russian Superleague. Unfortunately, several health issues interfered and prevented Dureika from playing to her true potential. She missed the 2007-08 season and last summer returned to Belarus where she's managed to work herself back into form and become a strong candidate for a place in the squad that will travel to Latvia in June, with injuries being the main obstacle on her way to fulfilling that ambition.

InvestInTheWest AZS AJP Gorzow Wlkp. roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Annamaria Prezelj
Miah Spencer

Forwards:
Paulina Misiek
Yuliya Rytsikava
Aleksandra Pawlak
Beata Jaworska
Katarzyna Jaworska

Center:
Magdalena Szajtauer

Coach: Dariusz Maciejewski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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AZS Gorzow Wielkopolski welcomes back Jaworska - by Lukasz Lukaszewski

InvestInTheWest AZS AJP Gorzow Wlkp. (TBLK) tabbed 23-year old power forward Beata Jaworska (188-94). It is actually her comeback to AZS Gorzow Wielkopolski as she has played here before. Jaworska has played for the last five years at AZS II PWSZ Gorzow Wlkp. in Polish 1Liga. In four games she averaged 13.0ppg, 8.3rpg and 1.3apg last season. Jaworska also spent pre-season at AZS Gorzow Wielkopolski that year.
Among other achievements she played in the final of Polish U20 Championships in 2014. Jaworska received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Honorable Mention award back in 2010.
She represented Poland at the European Championships U20 for Women in Udine (Italy) three years ago. Her stats at that event were 5 games: 2.0ppg, 1.4rpg.
Jaworska has played previously for Szprotawa.

InvestInTheWest AZS AJP Gorzow Wlkp. roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Annamaria Prezelj
Miah Spencer

Forwards:
Paulina Misiek
Aleksandra Pawlak
Beata Jaworska
Katarzyna Jaworska

Center:
Magdalena Szajtauer

Coach: Dariusz Maciejewski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PUERTO RICO  


Puerto Rican National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Puerto Rican National Team 2017
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Tayra Melendez
Melendez
Ashley Santos
Santos
Adily Martucci
Martucci
Pamela Rosado
Rosado
Angelica Bermudez
Bermudez
#e#5
1Tayra Melendez 180-G-93 Santeras Puerto Rico
2Ashley Santos 180-G-94 Louisiana Tech USA
3Adily Martucci 173-G-94 Quinnipiac USA
5Pamela Rosado 165-PG-86 Montaneras Puerto Rico
7Angelica Bermudez 185-C-89 Iasi Romania
10Paola Crespo 185-C-96 Leonas Puerto Rico
11Michelle Gonzalez 167-PG-89 Cangrejeras Puerto Rico
12Dayshalee Salaman 163-PG-90 Cangrejeras Puerto Rico
14Marie Placido 181-F-87 Cangrejeras Puerto Rico
22Ashley Perez 173-G-94 JMU USA
24Yolanda Jones 184-F-84 Gigantes Puerto Rico
25Isalys Quinones 190-F-97 Dartmouth USA

Gerardo Batista Head Coach



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  SPAIN  


Maria Espana signs at GDKO Bizkaia - by Eurobasket News

GDKO Bizkaia Ibaizabal Galdakao (LF2) landed 25-year old swingman Maria Espana (180-92). She played most recently at Campus Promete in Spanish LFB league. In 17 games she averaged 3.2ppg and 1.7rpg last season. LF2 will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time. Espana also played that season for Promete (also in LFB) where in 6 games she had 6.0ppg and 1.8apg.
Her team made it to the Spanish LFB Cup Final Four in 2014.
Espana represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Debrecen (Hungary) five years ago. Her team won Gold and her stats at that event were 5 games: 3.4ppg.
Espana has played previously for four other teams: Jopisa Burgos, Joventud Mariana, Cortegada and IF Air Europa.

GDKO Bizkaia Ibaizabal Galdakao roster for 2017-2018:

Patricia Valiente
Miren Agirregoikoa
Maria Espana
Esther Blanco
Zurine Amondarain
Maria Barneda

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Juana Camilion joins Picken Claret - by Eurobasket News

Picken Claret Valencia (LF2) agreed terms with Juana Camilion from IF Air Europa. Camilion has played there for the last four years. In 26 LF2 games she had 5.2ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.8apg and 1.6spg last season.

Picken Claret Valencia roster for 2017-2018:

Gloria Argente
Isabel Hernandez
Cecilia Aldecoa
Marta Rabassa
Esther Saez
Noelia Masia
Juana Camilion

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Julie Forster is a newcomer at Araski - by Eurobasket News

ADB Araski Arabako Emakumeen Saskibaloia (LFB) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American power forward Julie Forster (185-91, college: Albany) from Al-Qazeres. In 26 LFB games in Spain she recorded 13.8ppg, 11.5rpg (leader !!!), 2.3apg and 1.7spg last season. Great year indeed as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Forster won Spanish LF2 championship title in 2016. She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LF2 Center of the Year in 2016.
Forster has played previously professionally in Denmark (Stevnsgade) and Portugal (CAB Madeira).
She attended University at Albany until 2013 and it will be her fifth season as a professional player.

ADB Araski Arabako Emakumeen Saskibaloia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Izaskun Garcia
Cristina Molinuevo

Forwards:
Margaret Roundtree
Julie Forster

Center:
Umo Diallo

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @CompeticionFEB)

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  TURKEY  


Bostanci re-signs at Hatay - by Eurobasket News

Hatay Bsb (KBSL) confirmed in their roster 31-year old ex-international center Devran Bostanci (193-86, college: Colorado State). She has played there for the last two seasons. Bostanci managed to play in three leagues last year. But in 20 KBSL games she had just 1.0ppg. She helped them to win the Supercup. Bostanci also played 8 games in Euroleague, but she recorded only 0.8ppg and 1.6rpg. And finally she contributed to 3 games in Eurocup, but she did not score anything.
Bostanci was also a member of Turkish international program for some years. She played for Turkish Senior National Team between 2006 and 2007 and previously for U20 National Team between 2004 and 2006.
Bostanci also represented Turkey at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) eight years ago. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 2.8ppg, 2.3rpg.
Bostanci has played previously for four other teams: Fenerbahce, Cankaya, Edremit and Osmaniye.
She attended Colorado State until 2009 and it will be her ninth season as a professional player.

Hatay Bsb roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Merve Aydin
Hind Ben_Abdelkader
Seda Deniz

Forward:
Bahar Ozturk

Centers:
Viktoria Mircheva
Devran Bostanci
Hulya Coklar

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Snytsina re-signs at Hatay - by Eurobasket News

Hatay Bsb (KBSL) confirmed in their roster 32-year old Belarusian international forward Katerina Snytsina (188-85). She is a dual citizen owning also Kazakhstan passport. Snytsina has played there for the last two seasons. She managed to play in three leagues last year. In 28 KBSL games she recorded 13.3ppg, 4.6rpg, 3.8apg and 1.5spg. Snytsina helped them to win the Supercup. She also played 14 games in Euroleague where she averaged 10.8ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.3apg and 1.4spg. And finally Snytsina contributed to 4 games in Eurocup where she had 15.0ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.5apg and 1.5spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she was voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish KBSL Honorable Mention in 2016.
Snytsina also represented Belarus at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 11.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.3apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 18.8%, FT: 90.0%.
Snytsina is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in France (Lattes Montpellier), Hungary (Miskolc), Poland (Basket Gdynia), Russia (Dynamo Novosibirsk Region, Dynamo Moscow, Nadezhda Orenburg, Vologda Chevakata and Spartak St.Petersburg), Belarus (Gorizont) and Turkey (Adana ASKI Mersin and Samsun).

Hatay Bsb roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Merve Aydin
Hind Ben_Abdelkader
Seda Deniz

Forwards:
Katerina Snytsina
Bahar Ozturk

Centers:
Viktoria Mircheva
Devran Bostanci
Hulya Coklar

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mersin BSB signs Betul Erkoyuncu - by Eurobasket News

Mersin Buyuksehir Belediye (KBSL) signed 21-year old power forward Betul Erkoyuncu (190-96, agency: GoaBasket) from Girne Universitesi. But in 17 KBSL games she had just 1.1ppg last season.
Part of previous (2015-16) season Erkoyuncu spent at Yakin Dogu Universitesi B.G.D.. She also spent pre-season at Istanbul Uni that year.
Erkoyuncu won Turkish TKB2L championship title in 2015.
She represented Turkey at the European Championships U16 in Miskolc (Hungary) five years ago. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 4.0ppg, 4.2rpg.

Mersin Buyuksehir Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

Deniz Colakoglu
Tugba Oral
Gulsah Gumusay
Sasa Cadjo
Betul Erkoyuncu
Gizem Kumandanoglu
Irem Kanberoglu

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS  


U.S. Virgin Islands National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

U.S. Virgin Islands National Team 2017
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Breya Wallace
Wallace
Tanecka Carey
Carey
Kadesha Barry
Barry
Natalie Day
Day
Raemiesha Claxton
Claxton
#e#5
4Breya Wallace 157-PG-96 Shenandoah USA
5Tanecka Carey 175-G-90 S.Mississippi USA
6Kadesha Barry 170-G-95 Southern USA
7Natalie Day 182-G/F-90 Limoges France
8Raemiesha Claxton 175-F-95
9Lanese Bough 178-G-93 Indias Puerto Rico
10Victoria Hamilton 178-G-91 Radford USA
11Brittney Matthew 170-G-93 SF Austin USA
12Imani Tate 173-G-95 Albany USA
13Taylor Jones 173-G-97 Oakland USA
14Anisha George 182-F/C-98 Moberly Area CC USA

William Colon Head Coach Barva Costa Rica