EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 7/13/2017 4:04:02 AM

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  ABA LEAGUE  



Mega Bemax adds Fundic to their roster - by Eurobasket News

BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica (KLS) added to their roster 23-year old forward Stefan Fundic (199-94) from KK Vrsac Swisslion. In 14 KLS games he had 12.9ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.1apg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League 3rd Team. Fundic also played that season for Beovuk where in 26 KLS games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.7ppg, 11.8rpg, 2.3apg and 1.1spg. Great season indeed as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League 3rd Team.

BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Rebic
Novak Music
Nemanja Kapetanovic

Forwards:
Andrija Marjanovic
Stefan Fundic

Center:
Predrag Samardziski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Needham new reinforcement of Mornar - by Rado Markovic Hribernik

After Nemanja Vranjes from Budunost VOLI, Strahinja Micovic from Igokea, the MVP of the Balkan League Brandis Ross from Beroe and center from Partizan NIS Uros Lukovic, Mornar strengthened their ranks with American, who also owns Montenegrin passport, Derek Needham (180-PG-90, college: Fairfield).

The USA-born guard was met by the domestic public in the Qualifyers for the FIBA EuroBasket 2017, when he played for Montenegro national team and warrented the trust placed upon him. During his career he played for Siauliai of Lithuania, Khimik of Ukraine, Loewen Braunschweig of Germany and Reggiana of Italy.

He was named the best player of the league when playing in Ukraine. With Reggiana he played in the finals of Italian National Championship in 2016. Last season the Reggio Emilia finished their way towards the top in the Quarter-finals of the Italian championship. He averaged 7.8 points and 2.4 assists for the Italian side.

Derek Needham agreed with Mornar on a one-year cooperation.




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  ALGERIA  


Algerian U16 National Team 2017 - by Greg

04Nadir Hifi 02
05Riyad Benhaddouche 01
06Ouail Gadaoui 01
07Amine Bouarifi 02
08Abdelmalek Benzidoun 01
09Adam Zitouni 01
10Amir Bouzidi 01
11Nadji Hadji 01
12Adem Benabdallah 01
14Ziad Chenieff 01
15Abdelhamid Dahman 01
16Adel Mellak 01




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  ANGOLA  


Yanick Moreira (ex Naft Abadan) joins Parma - by Eurobasket News

Parma Basket Perm (VTB) agreed terms with 26-year old Angolan ex-international center Yanick Moreira (211-100kg-91, college: SMU). He played last season at Naft Abadan in Iranian Superleague. Moreira also played for another team Raptors 905 in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen that season where in 55 games he had 8.3ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.5apg.
He 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 Moreira was voted All-AAC Most Improved Player of the Year and NABC All-District 25 2nd Team in 2015 at his college time.
Moreira was also a member of Angolan international program for some years. He played for Angolan Senior National Team between 2010 and 2015 and previously for U18 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
Moreira also represented Angola at the World Championships U19 in New Zealand eight years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 5.0ppg, 5.3rpg.
Moreira has played also professionally in France (SPO Rouen), Spain (UCAM Murcia) and NBA (LA Clippers, Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors).
He attended Southern Methodist University until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.
On Moreira: A young center who protects the rim and grabs lots of rebounds. He is improving his ball handling, can score the ball with either hand and is expecte to become a top level player very soon.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ARGENTINA  

Stats Leaders - LigaA

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


BHY Tiro Federal tabs Mauro Araujo - by Eurobasket News

BHY Tiro Federal y Deportivo Morteros (TNA) inked 23-year old guard Mauro Araujo (186-94) from Ciclista. In 38 TNA games he averaged 10.4ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.8apg and 1.6spg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Araujo also played that season for Sarmiento where in 38 TNA games he had 10.4ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.8apg.
Araujo was a member of Argentinian U18 National Team back in 2012.
He has played previously for three other teams: Argentino, San Martin de Junin and Los Indios.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @buddingmartin)

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Estudiantes Concordia signs Emilio Dominguez - by Eurobasket News

Estudiantes Concordia (LigaA) signed 30-year old Italian center Emilio Dominguez (202-87). The last season Dominguez played at Estudiantes Olavarria where in 50 games he had 12.5ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.5apg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final.
Dominguez won Argentinian Liga B Sur championship title in 2011.
He has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Dominguez has played previously professionally in Uruguay (Yale), Argentina (Echague, Libertad Sunchales, Sionista, Rocamora and La Union) and Italy (Sassari Torres).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @buddingmartin)

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LigaA Round 4 of Finals. San Lorenzo inch closer to title - by Eurobasket News

Regatas C. - San Lorenzo 58-79

San Lorenzo outgunned Regatas Corrientes on the road to open 3-1 advantage in the Finals. The game was mostly controlled by San Lorenzo. Regatas Corrientes managed to win second period 16-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. San Lorenzo looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The former international Marcos Mata (201-86) fired 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. The former international forward Carlos-Matias Sandes (201-84) chipped in 11 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Four San Lorenzo players scored in double figures. American guard Donald Sims (185-87, college: Appalachian St., agency: Pensack Sports) produced 18 points and 4 assists and the former international forward Pablo Espinoza (200-87) added 5 points and 11 rebounds respectively for lost side. Regatas Corrientes' coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Regatas C.: D.Sims 18+4ast, J.Saiz 11+3reb, S.Vidal 8+6reb+3ast, C.Troutman 6+4reb, F.Ramirez 6+3reb, P.Espinoza 5+11reb+2ast
San Lorenzo: S.Safar 20+1reb, G.Deck 16+2reb+1ast, M.Mata 14+8reb+4ast, C.Matias Sandes 11+6reb+5ast, N.Aguirre 7+4reb+9ast, A.Perez Kaufmann 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 549055





Chaine re-signs at Temperley - by Eurobasket News

Club Atletico Temperley (TNA) confirmed in their roster 31-year old center Sebastian Chaine (201-86). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 37 TNA games he had 14.7ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.5apg last season.
Chaine won Argentinian Torneo Federal championship title in 2016.
He has played previously for seven other teams: Independiente Neuquen, Boca Juniors, Ciclista, Bragado, Obera Tennis Club, San Lorenzo and Bragado.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ramon Clemente (ex Mayaguez) signs at Olimpico de La Banda - by Eurobasket News

Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda (LigaA) landed 32-year old Puerto Rican international power forward Ramon Clemente (200-85, college: Wichita State). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Clemente played in the summer at Indios de Mayaguez in Puerto Rican BSN league. In 9 games he averaged 12.6ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.3apg and 1.4spg. The last season Clemente played at Ferrocarril where in 59 LigaA games he had 12.9ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.5apg.
Among other achievements Clemente's team won Argentinian LigaA South Group Regular Season in 2015. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Centrobasket 2nd Team award in 2016.
Clemente represented Puerto Rico at the Centrobasket in Panama City (Panama) last year. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 6 games: 9.5ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.0apg, FGP-3 (76.7%), 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 50.0%.
Clemente is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Clemente has played previously professionally in Israel (Ironi Nahariya, Maccabi Ashdod and Hapoel Yokneam/Megido), Italy (Mantova), Mexico and Argentina (Obras Basket).
He attended Wichita State until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
Clemente's game is described as: A powerful inside player who can spend time in both 4 and 5 positions.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Byro re-signs at Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos - by Eurobasket News

Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos (LigaA) confirmed in their roster experienced 35-year old ex-international swingman Mariano Byro (194-82). He played there last season. In 40 TNA games he had 11.4ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.7apg and 1.3spg.
The previous (15-16) season Byro played at Instituto where in 55 LigaA games he recorded 9.8ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.0apg and 1.6spg (in top 5).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Latinbasket.com Argentinian LigaA All-Defensive Team back in 2012. Byro was a member of Argentinian Senior National Team back in 2007.
He has played previously professionally in Argentina (Weber Bahia, Echague, Penarol, GECR Indalo and Lanus) and Bolivia (La Salle Cochabamba).
Byro is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos.
Byro could be described: A very talented player, who is yet improving his performing; plays the 2 and 3 positions, has great upside;.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Olimpia tabs O'Louis McCullough, ex Alianza Viedma - by Francisco Vega

Defending champion Olimpia de Asuncion (Metropolitan League) inked experienced 35-year old American swingman O'Louis McCullough (198-101kg-82, college: Francis Marion, agency: DTMones).

He played most recently at Alianza Viedma in Argentinian TNA league. In 26 games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 19.9ppg and recorded 5.4rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1spg last season. McCullough helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA Honorable Mention.

He won Chilean Liga Nacional championship title in 2015.

McCullough is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Colombia (Patriotas), Mexico (Correcaminos, Ola Verde, Fuerza Guinda Nogales, Osos and Angeles), United Kingdom, Uruguay (Union Atletica), Venezuela (Guaiqueries), Argentina (GECR Indalo, Lanus and Olimpico de La Banda) and Chile (Colo Colo).
McCullough attended Francis Marion University until 2004 and it will be his 14th (!!!) season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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  AUSTRIA  


Austrian National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Rasid Mahalbasic
Mahalbasic
Moritz Lanegger
Lanegger
Davor Lamesic
Lamesic
Joey Shaw
Shaw
Thomas Klepeisz
Klepeisz
#e#5
24Rasid Mahalbasic 210-C-90 EWE Baskets Germany
34Moritz Lanegger 190-PG-90 Naestved Denmark
7Davor Lamesic 205-PF-83 Wels Austria
13Joey Shaw 199-F-87 Nantes France
42Thomas Klepeisz 186-PG-91 Braunschweig Germany
5Thomas Schreiner 195-PG-87 Andorra Spain
8Enis Murati 194-F-88 Gmunden Austria
35Sebastian Koch 202-F-88 Vienna Austria
20Romed Vieider 195-SF-91 Klosterneuburg Austria
14Jozo Rados 208-C-93 Klosterneuburg Austria
44Filip Kramer 202-SF-92 Kapfenberg Austria
21Florian Trmal 199-F-89 Arkadia Austria
41Maximilian Hopfgartner 206-F-92 Navarra Spain




Bulgaria edge Austria in Samokov - by Eurobasket News

Bulgaria - Austria 80-66

Bulgaria edge Austria 80-66 in Samokov to get their third victory in three friendly games played. The hosts posted a 28-16 surge in the first period, but led only 41-47 at the halftime. The third period was decisive in the game as Bulgaria needed a 21-11 burst to seal the win. Aleksander Vezenkov (206-PF-95) top-scored for the winners with 26 points and 7 rebounds, while Martin Marinov (191-SG-85) notched 12. Chavdar Kostov (195-SG-88, agency: Interperformances) and Pavel Marinov (199-SF-88) followed them with 9 apiece in a win. Rasid Mahalbasic (210-C-90, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 22 points in the losing effort, whilst Bryce Douvier (201-F-91, college: Texas A&M-CC) scored 13.



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  BALKAN LEAGUE  


Danilo Mijatovic inks with Blokotehna - by Mario Divanisov

The newbie in Prva Liga, Blokotehna straightened their roster with the addition of 33-year old Serbian international Danilo Mijatovic (206-F/C-83) who has experience in the league as previously playing for KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom and KK Kumanovo 2009.

He started his last season with KK Kumanovo 2009 where he managed to impress, carrying the team both in the BIBL league and the domestic championship with exciting stats. In 13 BIBL league games he managed to average 19.2ppg and 5.0rpg, while averaging 18.9ppg and 5.8rpg in Prva Liga in 13 games as well.
His impressive form sealed him a place in the defending champion, KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom, which was also a comeback in Aerodrom where he spent the last season. He managed to play 15 games in the white and blue journey averaging 10.5pgg and 7.0rpg for a new title in the Macedonian league.

Danilo Mijatovic will be the second international addition for Blokotehna after Dwayne Benjamin (201-F-93, college: Oregon).



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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  


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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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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Dugat re-signs at Budivelnyk - by Eurobasket News

Budivelnyk Kyiv (Superleague) confirmed in their roster 30-year old American point guard Henry Dugat (183-82kg-87, college: Baylor). He played there last season. In 36 Superleague games he recorded 14.7ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.3apg and 1.7spg. Dugat helped them to win the league title and they also made it to the Cup final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Guard of the Year.
The previous (15-16) season he played at STB Le Havre in French ProA where in 30 games he averaged 10.6ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg. Dugat also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 14.2ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.8apg and 1.8spg.
Dugat is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America) in six different countries. Dugat has played previously professionally in Germany (Phoenix Hagen), Hungary (Atomeromu), Mexico (Toros, Fuerza Regia, Halcones UV Xalapa and Frayles de Guasave), Sweden (BC Lulea), Venezuela (Marinos) and NBA G League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers).
He attended Baylor University until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: NBA level PG with a 41 inch vertical - Quick, athletic guard. Known for highlight-reel quality drives, dunks and blocks Praised by coaches for defensive skills. Finished seventh all-time with 158 career 3-point field goals made Finished career fourth all-time at Baylor with 152 career steals.

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Budivelnyk keeps Fields for another season - by Eurobasket News

Budivelnyk Kyiv (Superleague) re-signed 29-year old American guard Brandon Fields (193-88kg-88, college: Nevada). He played there last season. In 14 Superleague games he recorded 14.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 5.1apg (top 5) and 1.3spg. Fields helped them to win the league title (twice) and they also made it to the Cup final (twice). Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Honorable Mention. He also played that season for VL Pesaro in Italian Serie A where in 19 games he averaged 10.2ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.5apg and 1.2spg.
Fields has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He is a very experienced player. Thanks to Fields' pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America) in ten different countries. Fields has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Hungary, Japan (Shiga L-Stars), Morocco, Romania, Slovakia, NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars, Austin Spurs and Grand Rapids Drive), South Korea (LG Sakers), Czech Republic (Levice) and Dominican Republic (Caneros de La Romana).
He attended University of Nevada until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

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Leuven adds Camphor to their roster, ex Hamburg - by Eurobasket News

Stella Artois Leuven Bears (Euromillions League) added to their roster 25-year old American guard Rod Camphor (191-94kg-92, college: SW Oklahoma State). He played last season at Hamburg Towers in German ProA. In 19 games he recorded 14.1ppg, 3.2rpg and 3.4apg. Camphor also played that season for KTE-Duna in Hungarian A Division where in two games he averaged 12.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.5apg and 2.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team was regular season runner-up in GAC in 2014. Camphor was also voted All-GAC Player of the Year and NABC NCAA D2 All-Central Region 1st Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Camphor has played previously professionally also in Lithuania (Nevezis).
He attended SW Oklahoma State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Stella Artois Leuven Bears roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Evaldas Zabas
Anthony Lambot
Rod Camphor

Forwards:
Joey van_Zegeren
Treg Setty

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Lugano Tigers (Swiss LNA) ink Belgian coach Thibaut Petit - by Bert Larsimont

Thibaut Petit (agency: LBM Management ) will be the head coach of the Lugano Tigers involved in the Swiss LNA next season. The Belgian coach already experienced the Swiss basketball competitions first from 2006 to 2009 at Universite BC Neuchatel and then from 2009 to 2011 when he coached the LNA team of BBC Monthey. He was supposed to be the Tigers' head coach in 2015-16. An agreement with the Swiss club was already reached back then but, for family reasons, Thibaut Petit was forced to change his mind at the last moment and could not make it. Another Belgian coach eventually replaced him in Lugano that season: Jean-Marc Jaumin. Thibaut Petit will replace Italian coach Nicola Brienza at the head of the Tigers. Brienza reached the LNA Play-Off Semi-Finals with the Tigers last season.

"Basketball leads me to experience new adventures in Switzerland. I will join the Lugano Tigers as their Head Coach! I am proud to have convinced the management staff of this club full of ambitions a second time!" said Petit on his LinkedIn account earlier today.



Codi Miller-McIntyre (ex Leuven) joins Parma - by Eurobasket News

Parma Basket Perm (VTB) agreed terms with 23-year old American guard Codi Miller-McIntyre (190-93kg-94, college: Wake Forest). He played last season at Stella Artois Leuven Bears in Belgian Euromillions League. In 34 games he was the best scorer with impressive 17.2ppg and averaged 4.3rpg, 5.8apg (leader !!!) and 1.9spg (leader !!!). A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Honorable Mention.
Miller-McIntyre played in the final of National Prep Championships in 2012.
He has played also professionally in .
Miller-McIntyre attended Wake Forest University until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.
On Miller-McIntyre: Outstanding floor leader who can play both guard positions ... Very strong and quick ... Possesses a solid shooting range and can also drive the ball to the rim ... Great defender.

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Partizan inks Obrad Tomic - by Igor Obradovic

BC Partizan NiS Beograd (KLS) signed 24-year old center Obrad Tomic (206-93, agency: PEPI SPORT). He has played for the last three seasons at KK Kakanj in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. In 21 games he had 11.4ppg, 9.8rpg (leader !!!) and 1.3apg last season. A very impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Tomic played in the final of Bosnia and Herzegovina League in 2016.
He has played previously professionally also in Slovenia (Union Olimpija Ljubljana junior team) and Bosnia (HKK Zrinjski HT Mostar and Mladost).

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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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Bulgaria edge Austria in Samokov - by Eurobasket News

Bulgaria - Austria 80-66

Bulgaria edge Austria 80-66 in Samokov to get their third victory in three friendly games played. The hosts posted a 28-16 surge in the first period, but led only 41-47 at the halftime. The third period was decisive in the game as Bulgaria needed a 21-11 burst to seal the win. Aleksander Vezenkov (206-PF-95) top-scored for the winners with 26 points and 7 rebounds, while Martin Marinov (191-SG-85) notched 12. Chavdar Kostov (195-SG-88, agency: Interperformances) and Pavel Marinov (199-SF-88) followed them with 9 apiece in a win. Rasid Mahalbasic (210-C-90, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 22 points in the losing effort, whilst Bryce Douvier (201-F-91, college: Texas A&M-CC) scored 13.



Kalev/Cramo keeps Mirkovic for another season - by Greg

Defending champion BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn (Alexela KML) re-signed experienced 35-year old Bulgarian guard Branko Mirkovic (190-85kg-82, agency: 011 Sports). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Serbian passport. Mirkovic played there last season. In 12 Alexela KML games he averaged 14.7ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.1apg and 1.3spg. Mirkovic helped them to win the league title. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League Guard of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team. Mirkovic also played 6 games in Baltic League where he had 14.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 4.5apg and 1.5spg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Mirkovic also played 7 games in VTB United League where he recorded 13.0ppg, 3.6rpg and 7.1apg. The other team Mirkovic played that season for was CSM CSU Oradea in Romanian Liga Nationala.

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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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NBL Round 8 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

There was a change at the NBL leadership position after last games. Round 8 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Fujian (5-3). They were defeated by fourth ranked Shaanxi W. (5-3) 109-102 on Wednesday night. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 109-102. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Von Wafer (196-85, college: Florida St.) who helped to win the game recording 35 points (!!!) and the other American import forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) who added 26 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. Shaanxi W.'s coach ZhengXiu Jiang used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward LaQuinton Ross (203-92, college: Ohio St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 14 rebounds. Shaanxi W. moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Fujian. Fujian will play next round against Hebei X. trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Shaanxi W. will try to continue on its current victory against thirteenth ranked Jiangsu L. in He Fei.
The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Guizhou as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (Fujian) loss. Guizhou smashed 12th ranked Hebei X. at home 126-107. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Hebei X.. The winners were led by Central African-American power forward James Mays (206-86, college: Clemson) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 15 rebounds and Mark Lyons supported him with 31 points and 5 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Even a double-double of 15 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists by American guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) did not help to save the game for Hebei X.. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Guizhou have a solid three-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Henan. Hebei X. at the other side dropped to the eleventh place with five games lost. They share the position with Beijing. Hebei X. will play next round against Fujian trying to get back on the winning streak. Guizhou will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Henan on the road.
Bottom-ranked Dongbu (0-8) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their eighth consecutive match to sixth ranked Anhui (5-3) 135-90 on Wednesday evening. The best player for the winners was Jonathan Gibson who scored 37 points (!!!) and 4 assists. Anhui's coach Yong Zhang felt very confident that he used 10 players saving starting five for next games. Yi Jiang produced 26 points for the guests. Anhui moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Dongbu still closes the standings with eight games lost. Anhui will meet Beijing (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Dongbu will play against Chongqing and hopes to get finally their first victory.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 8: Beijing lost to Hunan on the opponent's court 101-110. Guangxi managed to outperform Luoyang in a home game 134-129. Lhasa recorded a loss to Henan on the road 112-108. Chongqing crushed Jiangsu L. on its own court 145-126.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 21 points and 30 rebounds by Michael Holyfield of Beijing.

Hunan - Beijing 110-101

Rather expected game in Changsha where 10th ranked Beijing (3-5) was defeated by eighth ranked Hunan (5-3) 110-101 on Wednesday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Beijing won third quarter 33-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Strangely Beijing outrebounded Hunan 50-35 including 20 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was American-Jordanian Dar Tucker (193-88, college: De Paul) who scored 38 points (!!!) and 6 assists. American power forward Arinze Onuaku (206-87, college: Syracuse) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. American center Michael Holyfield (211-92, college: Sam Houston St.) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 30 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Marquis Weddle (185-88, college: W.Virg.Wesl.) added 27 points respectively for the guests. Four Beijing players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Hunan moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Beijing dropped to the eleventh position with five games lost. They share it with Hebei X.. Hunan will meet Guangxi (#4) on the road in the next round. Beijing will play against Anhui (#7) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Hunan: T.Dar 38+4reb+6ast, Z.Wei 19+4reb+1ast, O.Arinze 16+11reb+4ast, Z.Yaosheng 8+3reb, Z.ChaoLong 7+3reb+5ast, W.Junjie 5+1reb
Beijing: W.Marquis 27+2reb+3ast, L.Yunan 22+9reb, H.Michael 21+30reb+2ast, Z.Wei 14+2reb, S.Xiaoyan 5+3reb+1ast, C.Zexu 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 548501


Anhui - Dongbu 135-90

Bottom-ranked Dongbu (0-8) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their eighth consecutive match to sixth ranked Anhui (5-3) 135-90 on Wednesday evening. The game without a history. Anhui led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Anhui outrebounded Dongbu 45-29 including 16 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was American point guard Jonathan Gibson (188-87, college: N.Mexico St.) who scored 37 points (!!!) and 4 assists. Jian Li chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. Anhui's coach Yong Zhang felt very confident that he used 10 players saving starting five for next games. Guard Yi Jiang (195-93) produced 26 points and forward Boyin Sui (202-95) added 18 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Anhui moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Dongbu still closes the standings with eight games lost. Anhui will meet Beijing (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Dongbu will play against Chongqing and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Anhui: G.Jonathan 37+3reb+4ast, L.Jian 18+11reb, G.Shunjie 16+3reb+1ast, R.Kai 16+11reb+2ast, C.Shouwei 15+6reb+1ast, Z.Yong 14+4reb
Dongbu: J.Yi 26+3reb+3ast, S.Boyin 18+6reb, D.QinShuo 11+2reb+2ast, S.Tujun 11+1reb+1ast, Z.MengLong 10+2reb+2ast, S.Shengyue 7+4reb
gschID: 548500


Guangxi - Luoyang 134-129

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked Guangxi and 7th ranked Luoyang had identical 4-3 record. This time Guangxi used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Luoyang 134-129 on Wednesday night. Luoyang trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 41-33 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 129-134 at the end of the game. Guangxi made 34-of-44 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Guangxi made 8 blocks. The best player for the winners was American guard Kevin Murphy (196-90, college: Tenn Tech) who had a double-double by scoring 58 points (!!!), 10 rebounds and 6 assists. The other American import center Isaiah Austin (216-93, college: Baylor) chipped in a double-double by scoring 40 points (!!!), 19 rebounds and 7 blocks. American point guard Russ Smith (183-91, college: Louisville) produced a double-double by scoring 62 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds and South Sudanese-Lebanese center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) added 18 points, 21 rebounds and 4 blocks respectively for the guests. Guangxi (5-3) moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Luoyang dropped to the eighth position with four games lost. They share it with Lhasa and Chongqing. Guangxi will meet at home Hunan (#5) in the next round. Luoyang will play against Lhasa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Guangxi: M.Kevin 58+10reb+6ast, A.Isaiah 40+19reb+2ast, Y.Kai 18+1reb, J.Le 8+9reb+3ast, L.Jiawei 5+4reb+1ast, D.ChengLong 5+1ast
Luoyang: S.Russ 62+10reb+2ast, M.Ater 18+21reb+2ast, Z.Ye 13+2reb, S.Jianguo 10+2reb, L.Shuai 8+4reb, Q.Wenhan 8+8reb+6ast
gschID: 548499


Henan - Lhasa 112-108

Not a big story in a game when 9th ranked Lhasa (4-4) was defeated on the road by second ranked Henan (6-2) 112-108 on Wednesday. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 14 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 4 points. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Henan made 8 blocks. The best player for the winners was Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) who scored 41 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 4 assists (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). American-Nigerian center Chris Otule (211-90, college: Marquette) chipped in a double-double by scoring 22 points, 19 rebounds and 8 blocks. Five Henan players scored in double figures. American Dominique Johnson (192-87, college: Azusa Pacific, agency: Higher Vision Sports) produced 43 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and Jinlong Chen added 24 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Henan have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Guizhou. Lhasa lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth place with four games lost. They share the position with Chongqing and Luoyang. Henan will meet at home league's leader Guizhou in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Lhasa will play against Luoyang (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Henan: A.Josh-Emmanuel 41+7reb+4ast, O.Chris 22+19reb, J.Yuxing 19+8reb+2ast, M.Qingfei 14+8reb, W.Longfei 11+6reb+3ast, T.Jian 3
Lhasa: J.Dominique 43+8reb+3ast, C.Jinlong 24+9reb+2ast, K.Jonathan 20+13reb, Z.Zhennan 9+7reb+3ast, H.DangJian 6+4reb, S.DeShuai 2+1reb
gschID: 548498


Chongqing - Jiangsu L. 145-126

Everything went according to plan in Lanling where eleventh ranked Chongqing (4-4) outscored 13th ranked Jiangsu L. (1-7) 145-126 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Chongqing. Jiangsu L. managed to win fourth quarter 34-33. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Chongqing dominated down low during the game scoring 110 of its points in the paint compared to Jiangsu L.'s 90. They outrebounded Jiangsu L. 44-31 including a 33-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Ukrainian center Vladyslav Koreniuk (210-94, agency: Octagon Europe) who had a double-double by scoring 39 points (!!!) and 15 rebounds. Yaoyang Guo chipped in 37 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 4 assists. American-Palestinian forward Michael Nunnally (203-86, college: Pacific) produced a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 13 rebounds and forward MingYang Gao (196-88) added 34 points (!!!) and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Chongqing moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Lhasa and Luoyang. Loser Jiangsu L. keeps the thirteenth position with seven games lost. Chongqing will meet bottom-ranked Dongbu (#14) in the next round where they are favorite. Jiangsu L. will play against Shaanxi W. in Xian and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Chongqing: K.Vladyslav 39+15reb, G.Yaoyang 37+7reb+4ast, W.Yang 31+1reb+1ast, W.Xin 26+10reb+4ast, L.Jiayuan 7+1reb, L.JinYang 5+7reb+2ast
Jiangsu L.: G.MingYang 34+4reb+4ast, N.Michael 34+13reb+2ast, W.Peng 26+3reb, W.Xing Chen 13+9reb+2ast, G.Wei 8+1reb+1ast, Z.PengFei 6
gschID: 548497


Shaanxi W. - Fujian 109-102

There was a change at the NBL leadership position after last games. Round 8 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Fujian (5-3). They were defeated by fourth ranked Shaanxi W. (5-3) 109-102 on Wednesday night. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 109-102. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Von Wafer (196-85, college: Florida St.) who helped to win the game recording 35 points (!!!) and the other American import forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) who added 26 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. Shaanxi W.'s coach ZhengXiu Jiang used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward LaQuinton Ross (203-92, college: Ohio St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 14 rebounds and Ivorian-French point guard Mouloukou-Souleyman Diabate (181-87) scored 20 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Shaanxi W. moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Fujian. Fujian will play next round against Hebei X. trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Shaanxi W. will try to continue on its current victory against thirteenth ranked Jiangsu L. in He Fei.
Top scorers:
Shaanxi W.: W.Von 35+3reb+3ast, G.Charles 26+11reb+1ast, J.JunQi 17+5reb+3ast, B.Jiguang 13+5reb+1ast, Y.XiaoHang 11+1ast, G.Yan 3+3reb+3ast
Fujian: R.LaQuinton 24+14reb, Y.Wenbo 22+3reb+1ast, D.Mouloukou Souleyman 20+6reb+5ast, L.Ming-Yu 13+5reb+2ast, H.Yan 8+2ast, Z.Jinshuai 7+2reb
gschID: 548496


Guizhou - Hebei X. 126-107

The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Guizhou as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (Fujian) loss. Guizhou smashed 12th ranked Hebei X. at home 126-107. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Hebei X.. The game was mostly controlled by Guizhou. Hebei X. was better in second period 30-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guizhou dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Hebei X.'s 50 and made 30-of-34 charity shots (88.2 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Hebei X. 56-44 including a 41-29 advantage in defensive rebounds. Hebei X. was plagued by 32 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by Central African-American power forward James Mays (206-86, college: Clemson) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 15 rebounds and American point guard Mark Lyons (185-89, college: Arizona, agency: Higher Vision Sports) supported him with 31 points and 5 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Even a double-double of 15 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists by American guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) did not help to save the game for Hebei X.. His fellow American import forward Brandon Costner (206-87, college: N.Carolina St.) added 17 points and 11 rebounds (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Guizhou have a solid three-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Henan. Hebei X. at the other side dropped to the eleventh place with five games lost. They share the position with Beijing. Hebei X. will play next round against Fujian trying to get back on the winning streak. Guizhou will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Henan on the road.
Top scorers:
Guizhou: M.James 33+15reb+1ast, L.Mark 31+5reb+2ast, L.MingHao 22+11reb+4ast, Z.MingHao 10+6reb, Z.Zihua 8+3reb+1ast, S.Rongxiao 7+7reb+1ast
Hebei X.: L.Yannan 20, C.Brandon 17+11reb+2ast, S.Shannon 15+11reb+5ast, S.Xuepeng 12+4reb+1ast, P.YuLe 7+1reb+1ast, W.Zixu 7
gschID: 548495





Golden Bulls land Sonny Weems, ex Maccabi T-A - by Eurobasket News

Zhejiang Golden Bulls (CBA) tabbed 31-year old American swingman Sonny Weems (198-93kg-86, college: Arkansas). He played most recently at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv in Israeli Winner League, but was released by the team in Feb.'17. In 11 Winner League games he averaged 7.7ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.5apg and 1.0spg last season. Weems also played 19 games in Euroleague where he had 11.6ppg, 3.3rpg and 3.4apg.
He ended the previous (2015-16) season at the 76ers in NBA. In 7 games he recorded just 2.4ppg and 1.7rpg. But the most of that year Weems spent at the Suns in NBA. In 36 games he got only 2.5ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.3apg.
In 2008 he was drafted by Chicago Bulls (NBA) in second round (39th overall). The former University of Arkansas staris in his tenth season in pro basketball. His team made it to the Gomelsky final.
Weems is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Lithuania (Zalgiris), Russia (CSKA Moscow), NBA (Denver Nuggets and Toronto Raptors) and NBA G League (Texas Legends).
Let's have closer look into Weems' outlook: An explosive leaper who can score. Has a good outside shot (with also 3pts range) and his elevation and wingspan allow him to knock down shots over defenders. He' s also a decent rebounder and a good FT shooter, but needs to improve his ball handling and defensive skills.

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Charles Nkaloulou agreed terms with Castello - by Eurobasket News

TAU Castello (LEB Gold) inked 23-year old Congolese forward Charles Nkaloulou (199-94). He is not a newcomer in Spanish League as he played most recently at Xuven Cambados in the LEB Silver. In 32 games he recorded 14.2ppg and 6.1rpg last season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Nkaloulou played at Zornotza (also in LEB Silver) where in 25 games he averaged 12.6ppg and 6.4rpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Honorable Mention.
Nkaloulou has played previously for two other teams: Leche Rio Breogan and Estudiantes Lugo Leyma Natura.
His game is described as: An athletic forward with great scoring skills, very promising.

TAU Castello roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Joan Faner

Forwards:
Juan Garcia
Charles Nkaloulou

Center:
Eduard Gatell

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @CompeticionFEB)

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GKK Sibenik inks Toni Nakic, Domagoj Saric to multi-year deals - by Zeljko Zule

GKK Sibenik have an eye on the future with the signing of U18 national team members Toni Nakic (202-G/F-99) and Domagoj Saric (193-PG-99) on a four-year contract.
Nakic averaged 1.4 points, 1.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.2 steals and 0.2 blocks in 5 Croatian A1 League games last games and Saric produced 2.3 points, 0.6 rebounds, 1.4 asists and 0.1 steals per game in 8 Croatian A1 League appearances.
Both players grew up with GKK Sibenik and represented Croatia at the U16 European Championship in 2015. Saric also played for Croatian national team at the U18 European Championship in 2016, where he posted 7.7 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists in six games.



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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Jamaal Brantley on 15-day trial at Skrljevo - by Zeljko Zule

Skrljevo have revealed that Jamaal Brantley (198-SF) will join the club on a 15-day trial. The club will then decide whether to offer a contract to the American rookie, who has been without a club last season.
Brantley played college basketball at Volunteer State CC (JUCO) and Cameron from 2013 to 2016. In his last NCCA 2's season, Brantley averaged 15.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.0 steals in 28 games.
Skrljevo have already resigned American Brian Williams (187-G-92, college: Jacksonville St.) and veteran Sinisa Stemberger (196-G-79) for the upcoming 2017-18 season.



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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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Naestved lands Conner Washington, ex Leicester R. - by Eurobasket News

Team FOG Naestved (Ligaen) tabbed 25-year old British point guard Conner Washington (184-PG-92). He has played for the last five years at Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders in British BBL league. In 37 games he averaged 7.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 3.2apg last season. Washington helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-British BBL Honorable Mention, All-Defensive Team and All-Domestic Players Team. He also spent pre-season at Riders (also in BBL) that year. A very impressive season as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-British BBL Honorable Mention, All-Defensive Team and All-Domestic Players Team.
Washington represented United Kingdom at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.8ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.3apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 83.3%.
Washington has played also professionally in United Kingdom for London Lions.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stats Leaders - LIDOBA

Points Per Game
 Gerardo SUERO
  Indios SFM
  (196-G-89)
  Avg: 27.6
 1. Suero, Indios SFM27.6 
 2. Gilder, Caneros LR24.1 
 3. Woodbury, Titanes .20.7 
 4. Guzman, Soles SD20.5 
 5. Bailey, Reales LV19.5 
 6. Santana, Titanes .19.2 
 7. Glenn, Metros S.18.6 
 8. Gaines, Metros S.18.1 
 9. Miller, Leones SD17.7 
 10. Freeman, Caner.17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jhonatan ARAUJO
  Leones SD
  (208-C-96)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Araujo, Leones SD10.6 
 2. Williams, Titanes .9.2 
 3. Shannon, Indios S.8.9 
 4. 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
gschID: 546098



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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Dominican Rep. LNB round 19 best performance: Robert Glenn - by Eurobasket News

American Power forward Robert Glenn (203-PF-89) had a great game in the last round for top-ranked Metros STGO, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 19.
The 28-year old player was the main contributor (29 points, eight rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out Indios SFM (#2, 13-7) 110-107. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Metros STGO to consolidate first place in the Dominican Rep. LNB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Metros STGO has a very solid 15-5 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. In the team's last game Glenn had a remarkable 85.7% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Metros STGO, through which he has constantly improved. Former Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ-Indianapolis star has very solid stats this year. Glenn is in league's top in points (7th best: 18.6ppg), assists (9th best: 3.6apg) and averages impressive 65.0% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 31-year old American Antonio Pena (204-PF-86) of Reales LV. Pena had a very good evening with a double-double of 28 points and 10 rebounds. Of course he led Reales LV to another comfortable win outscoring the higher-ranked Huracanes PP (#3, 12-8) 103-82. Reales LV's 6th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 8-12 record. Pena is one of the most experienced players at Reales LV and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Terrence Shannon (203-F-79) of league's second-best Indios SFM. Shannon showcased his all-around game by recording 22 points, ten rebounds and five assists in the last round. Despite Shannon's great performance Indios SFM lost 107-110 to #1 ranked Metros STGO. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Indios SFM needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 13 victories and 7 lost games. Shannon has a great season in Dominican Republic. After 16 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.9rpg (3rd best). He also has 1.1bpg and FGP: 59.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Juan Miguel Suero (198-SG-93) of Indios SFM - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Herbert Graham (196-G-93) of Caneros LR - 20 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Terrance Woodbury (201-G-87) of Titanes Licey - 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Gerardo Suero (196-G-89) of Indios SFM - 28 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Adris De Leon (180-PG-84) of Metros STGO - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
9. Ollie Bailey (201-G/F-85) of Reales LV - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Lavell Payne (203-F-85) of Caneros LR - 15 points and 12 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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Egyptian U16 National Team 2017 - by Greg

0Youssef Elmadawy 01
1Youssef Lehitta 01
10Ziad Sakr 01
12Ahmed Saed 01
13Ahmed Hanafi 01
15Aly Khalifa 201-F-01
24Momen Hassan 01
25Abdelrahman Mahmoud 01

Fady Rezkallah Head Coach
Ayman Matrawy Assistant



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  EL SALVADOR  


Bulldogs won Segunda Categoria Torneo Apertura 2017 - by Eurobasket News

Bulldogs won Segunda Categoria Torneo Apertura 2017 as they beat Costa Rica 2-1 in the Final series. In the decisive third game they posted a 93-57 victory. Mario Amaya top-scored for the winners with 26 points and David Amaya Quinteros notched 17. Eduardo Garcia replied with 17 points in a loss.
Mario Amaya became the top-scorer of the Finals and was named MVP. Moises Rivas became the top rebounder, while Roberto Martinez Flores from Lincoln made the most blocks.



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Kalev/Cramo keeps Mirkovic for another season - by Greg

Defending champion BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn (Alexela KML) re-signed experienced 35-year old Bulgarian guard Branko Mirkovic (190-85kg-82, agency: 011 Sports). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Serbian passport. Mirkovic played there last season. In 12 Alexela KML games he averaged 14.7ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.1apg and 1.3spg. Mirkovic helped them to win the league title. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League Guard of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team. Mirkovic also played 6 games in Baltic League where he had 14.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 4.5apg and 1.5spg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Mirkovic also played 7 games in VTB United League where he recorded 13.0ppg, 3.6rpg and 7.1apg. The other team Mirkovic played that season for was CSM CSU Oradea in Romanian Liga Nationala.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Scotty Hopson (ex Ironi Nahariya) may be added to Galatasaray roster - by Eurobasket News

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (BSL) is close to ink 28-year old American swingman Scotty Hopson (200-93kg-89, college: Tennessee) who played last time at Ironi Nahariya in Israel. Hopson managed to play in five leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 18 Winner League games he averaged impressive 15.9ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.4apg and 1.1spg. He also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had very remarkable stats: 25.0ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.5apg. The other team Hopson played shortly was Cedevita in Croatian A1. The team played in three different competitions that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 7 A1 games he recorded high stats: 17.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.7apg and 1.1spg. Hopson also played 2 games in Eurocup where he got 13.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg. He also played 9 games in ABA League where he got 10.2ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.6apg and 1.0spg.
Hopson has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements his team was regular season runner-up in Israeli Premier League in 2013. Hopson received also Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 1st Team award back in 2013.
He is a very experienced player. Hopson has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to six different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Hopson has played previously professionally also in China (Long Lions), Greece (Kolossos H Hotels), Spain (Baskonia), NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce and Canton Charge) and Turkey (Anadolu Efes).
He attended University of Tennessee until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Hopson's game is described as: a long athletic and explosive swingman who is a natural scorer able to easily attack the basket and finish. Efficient offensive player who shoots a high FG percentage and is developing into an excellent 3 point shooter. Rebounds very well for his position and is a willing and capable passer.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stephane Lasme agreed terms with Unics - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) inked experienced 35-year old Gabonese center Stephane Lasme (203-98kg-82, college: Massachusetts). He played most recently at Texas Legends (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 19 games he recorded 11.8ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.1apg, 1.0spg and 3.3bpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Lasme played at Galatasaray in Turkish BSL where in 36 games he averaged 11.6ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.6bpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Center of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team. Lasme also played 24 games in Eurocup where he had 11.2ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.4bpg.
In 2007 Lasme was drafted by Jackson Wildcats (USBL) in third round (22nd overall).
The former University of Massachusetts standoutis in his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Lasme won Greek League championship title in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Defensive Player of the Year award in 2016.
Lasme represented Gabon at the Afrobasket Championships in Rades (Tunisia) two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 11.2ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.0spg, Blocks-3 (1.8bpg), FGP: 52.1%, 3PT: 9.1%, FT: 77.8%.
Lasme is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Serbia (Partizan), Spain (Blusens Monbus), NBA (Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors), Greece (Panathinaikos), Turkey (Anadolu Efes), Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg) and NBA G League (Maine Red Claws).
Lasme is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Unics.
Lasme's game is described as: (by Matthew Maurer for NBADraft.net in 2007)
Extremely mobile and athletic player. Runs the court like a guard and shows rare lateral quickness for a player his size. Fluent shot blocker capable of dominating the lane. Excellent out of position rebounder. Plays the game with raw aggression and passion. Underrated post passer who has little problems identifying open players.
Has problems setting up in the low post as he is often rooted out due to lack of body strength. Still learning the nuances of the game which really show up in his court awareness
.

Unics Kazan roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Vladislav Trushkin
Melvin Ejim

Centers:
Stephane Lasme
Grigori Shukhovtsov

Coach: Dimitris Priftis

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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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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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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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Darussafaka may tab James Bell, ex Hapoel Holon - by Eurobasket News

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL) is close to add to their roster 25-year old American swingman James Bell (197-100kg-92, college: Villanova) who played last time at Hapoel Unet Holon in Israel. In 37 Winner League games he had 14.9ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg last season. He helped them to win the regular season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
The previous (15-16) season Bell played at Sluc Nancy in French ProA where in 28 games he recorded 9.5ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.3apg. He also played 10 games in Eurocup where he averaged 8.6ppg and 2.4rpg.
Bell has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
He represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Latvia six years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 3.8ppg, 3.1rpg.
Bell has played also professionally in Italy (Vanoli Cremona).
He attended Villanova University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
On Bell: An explosive leaper who thrives in transition ... Offers size and a quality shooting touch from the wing spot ... Has range beyond the 3-point arc.

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Marcus Denmon (ex Gaziantep) agreed terms with Panathinaikos - by Eurobasket News

Panathinaikos Athens (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old American guard Marcus Denmon (191-84kg-90, college: Missouri, agency: BeoBasket). He played most recently at Gaziantep Basketbol in Turkish BSL league. In 31 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.1ppg, 4.4rpg, 4.2apg and 1.4spg (in top 4) last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout. Denmon also played 14 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged remarkable 17.1ppg, 4.5rpg, 4.2apg and 1.9spg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup 2nd Team.
The previous (2016) summer Denmon played at Hunan in Chinese NBL. In 6 games he had high stats: 44.5ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.7apg and 2.5spg in 2016 season.
In 2012 Denmon was drafted by San Antonio Spurs (NBA) in second round (59th overall). He attended University of Missouri and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Denmon played in the final of NBA Pro Summer League in Utah in 2015.
He represented USA at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 8.3ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.4apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 56.7%, 3PT: 17.6%, FT: 75.0%.
Thanks to Denmon's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Denmon has played previously professionally also in France (Chalon/Saor) and Italy (Enel Brindisi).

Panathinaikos Athens roster for 2017-2018:

James Gist
Ian Vougioukas
K.C. Rivers
Nikos Pappas
Chris Singleton
Nick Calathes
Marcus Denmon
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

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Jamel McLean (ex EA7 Armani) will sign at Olympiacos - by Eurobasket News

Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (A1) are set to announce the addition of 29-year old American forward Jamel McLean (203-104kg-88, college: Xavier). He has played for the last two years at EA7 Armani in Italian Serie A. In 38 games he recorded 8.3ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.2apg last season. McLean helped them to win the Supercup and end the regular season at the top position. McLean also played 30 games in Euroleague where he averaged 8.7ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.4apg.
He was selected to Italian SerieA All-Star Game in 2016.
McLean has played also professionally in Belgium (Oostende and Leuven Bears) and Germany (ALBA Berlin and Telekom Baskets).
He attended Xavier University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vassilis Spanoulis
Evangelos Mantzaris
Janis Strelnieks
Vasileios Toliopoulos
Nikos Arsenopoulos
Giorgos Ballis
Giannis Petropoulos

Forwards:
Georgios Printezis
Kim Tillie
Jamel McLean
Kostas Papanikolaou
Ioannis Papapetrou
Dimitrios Agravanis
Antreas Tsoumanis

Centers:
Giorgos Bogris
Nikola Milutinov

Coach: Giannis Sfairopoulos

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EA7 Armani adds Theodore to their roster, ex Banvit BK - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) added to their roster 28-year old American point guard Jordan Theodore (182-79kg-89, college: Seton Hall). He played last season at Banvit Basketbol Kulubu in Turkish BSL league. In 31 games he was third best scorer with impressive 18.4ppg and averaged 3.7rpg, 7.2apg (leader !!!) and 1.2spg. Theodore helped them to win the cup. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Import Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and named to 1st Team. Theodore also played 19 games in Basketball Champions League where he had very remarkable stats: 16.2ppg, 4.1rpg, 7.5apg and 1.2spg. He contributed to his team making it to the final. Great season indeed as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Guard of the Year.
The previous (15-16) season Theodore played at Deutsche Bank Skyliners in German BBL. In 37 games he recorded 14.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.7apg and 1.5spg. Theodore contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Newcomer of the Year, named to 3rd Team and named to All-Newcomers Team. Theodore also played 18 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 14.4ppg, 3.4rpg, 4.6apg and 1.7spg. He contributed to his team winning the Cup. A very good season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
Theodore is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in four different countries. Theodore tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally also in France (JL Bourg), Puerto Rico (Mets) and Dominican Republic (Huracanes del Atlantico).
Theodore attended Seton Hall University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
On Theodore: a quick athletic high energy scoring PG who is a great penetrator and finisher at the basket. Shoots a high percentage from FG and FT and quickly developing into a good 3 point shooter. Tremendous pressure defender who is a disruptive on and off the ball defensive force.

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dairis Bertans
Jordan Theodore
Andrew Goudelock

Forwards:
Vladimir Micov
Amath M'Baye

Centers:
Patric Young
Kaleb Tarczewski

Coach: Simone Pianigiani

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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kody STATTMANN
  AUS
  (194-F/G-0)
  Avg: 35.3
 1. Stattmann, AUS35.3 
 2. Krause, AUS22.7 
 3. Simon, GUM19.0 
 4. Froling, AUS18.7 
 5. Ape, SAM18.0 
 6. Tautau, SAM17.7 
 7. de-Geest, NZL17.3 
 8. Diaz, GUM16.3 
 9. Robertson, AUS16.0 
 10. Macdonald, AUS16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Clarke AIONO
  SAM
  (187-F-1)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Aiono, SAM12.3 
 2. Ixoee, NCA12.0 
 3. Froling, AUS11.0 
 4. Tautau, SAM10.3 
 5. Patche, NCA9.3 
 6. Kunen, AUS8.3 
 7. Higgins, NZL8.3 
 8. Arapoc, GUM7.7 
 9. Tomeing, MAI7.0 
 10. Tisalona, GUM6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Sean MACDONALD
  AUS
  (185-G-0)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Macdonald, AUS7.7 
 2. Grape, GUM6.3 
 3. Robertson, AUS5.7 
 4. Lee, AUS4.7 
 5. Froling, AUS4.3 
 6. Ape, SAM4.3 
 7. Bowen, AUS4.0 
 8. Krause, AUS4.0 
 9. Stattmann, AUS3.7 
 10. Calvo, GUM3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dru-Leo APE
  SAM
  (185-G-1)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Ape, SAM5.7 
 2. Bowen, AUS5.5 
 3. Stattmann, AUS5.0 
 4. Arapoc, GUM4.3 
 5. Froling, AUS4.3 
 6. Grape, GUM4.0 
 7. Simon, GUM3.7 
 8. Lee, AUS3.3 
 9. Krause, AUS3.0 
 10. Dalton, AUS3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Tumau TAUTAU
  SAM
  (195-F/G-0)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Tautau, SAM2.7 
 2. Froling, AUS1.3 
 3. Dalton, AUS1.3 
 4. Patche, NCA1.0 
 5. Vincento, SAM1.0 
 6. Timarong, PLW1.0 
 7. Flavell, NZL1.0 
 8. Hettig, SAM0.7 
 9. Perrott-Hunt, NZL0.7 
 10. Sarciaux, TAH0.7 


Australia, New Zealand, Guam and Samoa enter semifinals - by Eurobasket News

Group A
New Zealand - Marshall Islands 125-33
New Zealand cruised past Marshall Islands to stay undefeated. Max de Geest (183-G-00) provided 19 points to lead the Kiwis. New Zealand recorded a 56:20 halftime lead. New Zealand unloaded 69 points in the second half to cruise to the win. Joseph Ahie (187-G-00) provided 15 points in the victory. Justin Stovall (165-G-00) replied with 11 points for Marshall Islands.

Guam - Tahiti 118-74
Guam crashed Tahiti to improve at 2-1 record in Group A. Seven players scored in double digits for the hosts. Jason Diaz (185-G-00) and Gabriel Simon (182-PG-00) provided 17 points each for the winners. Guam recorded a 64:36 halftime lead. The hosts unleashed 54 points in the second half to ice the win. Alschea Grape (172-PG-00) provided 15 points in the victory. Arutahi Teore (187-G-00) responded with 31 points and 7 rebounds for Tahiti.

Group B
Australia - Samoa 142-34
Australia celebrated the third straight win in Guam. They eased past Samoa to enter the semifinal stage undefeated. Kody Stattmann (194-F/G-00) posted 38 points in the victory. Australia ensured a 62:23 halftime advantage. They erupted for 55 points in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Samson Froling (207-F/C-00) delivered 23 points and 15 rebounds in the win. Dru Leo Ape responded with 13 points for Samoa.

New Caledonia - Palau 65-41
New Caledonia overcame Palau to open win count in Guam. Melvin Ixoee (195-C-00) stepped up with impressive 18 points and 27 rebounds to lead the winners. New Caledonia recorded a 29:20 halftime lead. They followed with a 20:8 run in the third term to boost the gap and never looked back en route to the victory. Emmanuel Kilama (176-PG-02) chipped in 9 points for the winners. Reece Reklai (00) responded with 17 points and 7 rebounds for Palau.




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Helsinki Seagulls land Tuukka Kotti - by Eurobasket News

Helsinki Seagulls (Korisliiga) tabbed experienced 36-year old Finn international power forward Tuukka Kotti (205-100kg-81, college: Providence). He played most recently at Crailsheim Merlins in German ProA. In 28 games he averaged 9.6ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.6apg last season. Kotti helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Loimaan Korikonkarit where in 30 Korisliiga games he had 10.9ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.6apg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team. Kotti also played 27 games in VTB United League where he recorded 9.3ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.9apg.
Among other achievements Kotti played in the final of Finnish League in 2015. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga Defensive Player of the Year award in 2015.
Kotti has been also a member of Finnish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Finnish senior team since 2000 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2000.
Kotti represented Finland at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 4.3ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.2apg.
Kotti has played also professionally in France (Etendard de Brest), Italy (Bondi Ferrara, Imola, Napoli J.News, Novara and Vanoli Cremona) and Finland (Espoo Honka, Forssan_Koripojat and Salon Vilpas).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Helsinki Seagulls.
Kotti attended Providence College until 2005 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season in pro basketball.
He is described as: Great mobility and goos basketball skills overall.

Helsinki Seagulls roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Antti Niskanen
Sakari Laakso
Jyri Eboreime

Forwards:
Tuukka Kotti
Jesper Granlund

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  FRANCE  


Paris-Levallois tab Klemen Prepelic - by Eurobasket News

Paris-Levallois (ProA) inked 25-year old Slovenian international guard Klemen Prepelic (191-92) from Limoges CSP Elite. In 33 ProA games in France he averaged impressive 15.8ppg, 2.7rpg and 3.7apg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Prepelic played at EWE Baskets in German BBL where in 32 games he had 10.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 3.2apg. He also played 15 games in Eurocup where he recorded 8.4ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.7apg.
Among other achievements Prepelic's team won Slovenian Cup in 2013. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League Most Improved Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League Guard of the Year award back in 2012.
Prepelic has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Slovenian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Prepelic also represented Slovenia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 14.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.2apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 47.8%, 3PT: 38.9%, FT: 80.0%.
Prepelic has played also professionally in Italy, Turkey (Banvit) and Slovenia (Un.Olimpija, Helios and Branik).

Paris-Levallois roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Louis Campbell
Daniel Nwaelele
Remi Lesca
Klemen Prepelic

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

Center:
Gavin Ware

Coach: Frederic Fauthoux

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Boulazac to sign Darnell Jackson - by Eurobasket News

Boulazac Basket Dordogne (ProA) added to their roster 32-year old American power forward Darnell Jackson (206-122kg-85, college: Kansas). He played last season at Rosa Radom in Polish PLK league. In 35 games he recorded 10.5ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.5apg. Jackson helped them to win the Supercup. He also played 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 13.4ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.7apg.
The previous (2016) summer Jackson played at Caneros in Dominican Rep. LNB. In 8 games he had 6.5ppg and 4.3rpg in 2016 season.
In 2008 he was drafted by Miami Heat (NBA) in second round (52nd overall). Jackson attended University of Kansas and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
He won Ukrainian Superleague championship title in 2012.
Jackson is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit four different continents, while he played in six different countries. Jackson tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in China (Sharks, Xinjiang Flying Tige and Anhui), Philippines (Meralco Bolts), Turkey (Yesilgiresun Bld), Venezuela (Marinos), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers) and NBA G League (Erie Bay Hawks, Reno Bighorns and Westchester Knicks).
On Jackson: A big body inside who has a knack for finding the loose ball An extremely hard worker and gritty competitor An impact player who runs and jumps very well for his size Can be an inside force.

Boulazac Basket Dordogne roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Arnaud Kerckhof
Marc-Antoine Pellin
Marko Sutalo
Gaetan Clerc
Dustin Ware
Karvel Anderson

Forwards:
Aurelien Salmon
Jerome Sanchez
Brandon Ubel
Stephan Gauthier
Lionel Gaudoux

Centers:
Maxime Zianveni
Darnell Jackson
Alexis Tanghe

Coach: Claude Bergeaud

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Karvel Anderson (ex Bremerhaven) agreed terms with Boulazac - by Eurobasket News

Boulazac Basket Dordogne (ProA) will bolster their roster with addition of 26-year old American guard Karvel Anderson (188-86kg-91, college: Robert Morris). He played most recently at Eisbaeren Bremerhaven in German BBL league. In 30 games he recorded 11.9ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.9apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Anderson played at Andrea Costa Imola in Italian Serie A where in 39 games he averaged impressive 17.3ppg, 3.8rpg and 2.0apg.
Among other achievements his team won NEC Regular Season for two years in a row (2013 and 2014). Anderson received also All-NEC Player of the Year award and NABC Division I All-District 18 1st Team award back in 2014 at his college time.
Anderson graduated from Robert Morris University in 2014 and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Possesses an uncanny ability to score. Owns a natural ability to knock down the three-point shot.

Boulazac Basket Dordogne roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Arnaud Kerckhof
Marc-Antoine Pellin
Marko Sutalo
Gaetan Clerc
Dustin Ware
Karvel Anderson

Forwards:
Aurelien Salmon
Jerome Sanchez
Brandon Ubel
Stephan Gauthier
Lionel Gaudoux

Centers:
Maxime Zianveni
Alexis Tanghe

Coach: Claude Bergeaud

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Brissac-Aubance adds Cisse to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Brissac-Aubance Basket (NM2) added to their roster 31-year old naturalized Malian swingman Sourata Cisse (196-86). He played last season at BC Orchies in the NM1. In 34 games he recorded 12.7ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.8apg. NM2 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Cisse played at Souffelweyersheim (ProB) where in 34 games he averaged 8.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.5apg.
He represented France at the Afrobasket Championships in Rades (Tunisia) two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 10.6ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 32.1%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 76.9%.
Cisse has played previously for eight other teams: Pau Lacq Orthez, Paris Levallois, Nantes, Hyeres-Toulon, ADA Blois, CFBB, JSF Nanterre and SPO Rouen.
The scouts decsribe him following way: One of the top prospects his age in Europe. Very good shooter, who can run on the basket. Uses his quickness to challenge taller players. But has a very reliable long-range shoot. Typical scorer.

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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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Danilo Mijatovic inks with Blokotehna - by Mario Divanisov

The newbie in Prva Liga, Blokotehna straightened their roster with the addition of 33-year old Serbian international Danilo Mijatovic (206-F/C-83) who has experience in the league as previously playing for KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom and KK Kumanovo 2009.

He started his last season with KK Kumanovo 2009 where he managed to impress, carrying the team both in the BIBL league and the domestic championship with exciting stats. In 13 BIBL league games he managed to average 19.2ppg and 5.0rpg, while averaging 18.9ppg and 5.8rpg in Prva Liga in 13 games as well.
His impressive form sealed him a place in the defending champion, KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom, which was also a comeback in Aerodrom where he spent the last season. He managed to play 15 games in the white and blue journey averaging 10.5pgg and 7.0rpg for a new title in the Macedonian league.

Danilo Mijatovic will be the second international addition for Blokotehna after Dwayne Benjamin (201-F-93, college: Oregon).



AV Ohrid keeps Doneski, Janevski, Bojovski and Gligorijevic for another season - by Mario Divanisov

After surviving the first season in Prva Liga the "seagulls" from Ohrid will start the new season with higher ambitions. First on the shortlist are the players that managed to play a significant part in the team history, as well as the ones that show hope. On that matter, Branko Janevski (203-F-87), Antonio Doneski (178-PG-95), Petar Bojovski (93) and Stevan Gligorijevic (196-SF-98) are the first to sign a new contract.

Branko Janevski was one of the key players in the previous season, averaging 6.7ppg and 3.0rpg for 20 minutes spent on court in 19 games. Antonio Doneski aslo played all 19 games for the team while averaging 5.3ppg and 1.8apg for around 30 minutes spent on court. The young hope, Stevan Gligorijevic managed to play in 13 games averaging 3.5ppg and 2.8rpg per game, while Petar Bojovski averaged 2.0ppg in 4 games.

In the upcoming weeks KK Ohrid AV will try to continue the cooperation with several more players, as well as the addition of new names in Ohrid.



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Stephane Lasme agreed terms with Unics - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) inked experienced 35-year old Gabonese center Stephane Lasme (203-98kg-82, college: Massachusetts). He played most recently at Texas Legends (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 19 games he recorded 11.8ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.1apg, 1.0spg and 3.3bpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Lasme played at Galatasaray in Turkish BSL where in 36 games he averaged 11.6ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.6bpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Center of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team. Lasme also played 24 games in Eurocup where he had 11.2ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.4bpg.
In 2007 Lasme was drafted by Jackson Wildcats (USBL) in third round (22nd overall).
The former University of Massachusetts standoutis in his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Lasme won Greek League championship title in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Defensive Player of the Year award in 2016.
Lasme represented Gabon at the Afrobasket Championships in Rades (Tunisia) two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 11.2ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.0spg, Blocks-3 (1.8bpg), FGP: 52.1%, 3PT: 9.1%, FT: 77.8%.
Lasme is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Serbia (Partizan), Spain (Blusens Monbus), NBA (Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors), Greece (Panathinaikos), Turkey (Anadolu Efes), Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg) and NBA G League (Maine Red Claws).
Lasme is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Unics.
Lasme's game is described as: (by Matthew Maurer for NBADraft.net in 2007)
Extremely mobile and athletic player. Runs the court like a guard and shows rare lateral quickness for a player his size. Fluent shot blocker capable of dominating the lane. Excellent out of position rebounder. Plays the game with raw aggression and passion. Underrated post passer who has little problems identifying open players.
Has problems setting up in the low post as he is often rooted out due to lack of body strength. Still learning the nuances of the game which really show up in his court awareness
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Unics Kazan roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Vladislav Trushkin
Melvin Ejim

Centers:
Stephane Lasme
Grigori Shukhovtsov

Coach: Dimitris Priftis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Karvel Anderson (ex Bremerhaven) agreed terms with Boulazac - by Eurobasket News

Boulazac Basket Dordogne (ProA) will bolster their roster with addition of 26-year old American guard Karvel Anderson (188-86kg-91, college: Robert Morris). He played most recently at Eisbaeren Bremerhaven in German BBL league. In 30 games he recorded 11.9ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.9apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Anderson played at Andrea Costa Imola in Italian Serie A where in 39 games he averaged impressive 17.3ppg, 3.8rpg and 2.0apg.
Among other achievements his team won NEC Regular Season for two years in a row (2013 and 2014). Anderson received also All-NEC Player of the Year award and NABC Division I All-District 18 1st Team award back in 2014 at his college time.
Anderson graduated from Robert Morris University in 2014 and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Possesses an uncanny ability to score. Owns a natural ability to knock down the three-point shot.

Boulazac Basket Dordogne roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Arnaud Kerckhof
Marc-Antoine Pellin
Marko Sutalo
Gaetan Clerc
Dustin Ware
Karvel Anderson

Forwards:
Aurelien Salmon
Jerome Sanchez
Brandon Ubel
Stephan Gauthier
Lionel Gaudoux

Centers:
Maxime Zianveni
Alexis Tanghe

Coach: Claude Bergeaud

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Maximilian Kleber (ex B.Muenchen) agreed terms with the Mavericks - by Eurobasket News

Dallas Mavericks (NBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old German international power forward Maximilian Kleber (207-100kg-92). He has played for the last two years at B.Muenchen in German BBL league. In 37 games he recorded 8.9ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2bpg last season. Kleber helped them to win the league title and they also made it to the Cup final. Great season indeed as he was voted to German Bundesliga All-Star Game. Kleber also played 17 games in Eurocup where he averaged 9.7ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.4apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Kleber has never been drafted by the NBA. He received Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup 2nd Team award in 2017.
Kleber has been also a member of German international program for some years. He has regularly played for German senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Kleber represented Germany at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 11.8ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0spg, 1.4bpg, FGP: 61.1%, 3PT: 53.3%, FT: 68.4%.
Kleber has played previously professionally also in Spain (Blusens Monbus).

Dallas Mavericks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dwight Buycks
Yogi Ferrell

Forwards:
Maximilian Kleber
Johnathan Motley

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DeanWalle)

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The Mitteldeutscher BC Get Pancake Thomas - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

He may get more interest concerning his first name, but as soon as you see Pancake Thomas (193-G-93) operate on the court, his basketball game quickly puts his catchy name in the backround. Thomas is a 23 year old 193cm guard from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and will be starting his professional career in Europe. He had a very interesting NCAA career in that he gathered expereince on the court with three schools with New Mexico (NCAA), Hartford (NCAA) and Western Kentucky (NCAA). Thomas comes in and replaces Andrew Warren who the club tried to hold, but couldn't. "We intensively analysed his development in the last three weeks. His talent and huge potential really stood out. He has no European experience and that will be abig step and challenge for him. But we are certain that he will use this chance. He is a cooperative player that wants to learn", stressed MBC head coach Igor Jovovic.

Thomas won the Louisiana state high school title and then started his college career at New Mexico (NCAA) in 2012. After two seasons there, he moved on to Hartford (NCAA) and in his junior year played 30 games averaging 18.9ppg, 6.4rpg, 2.8apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 44.7%, 3PT: 42.6%, FT: 82.7%. In that season he scored in double figures in 23 games and had some monster games against New Hampshire with 38 points, UMass-Lowell with 37 points, 35 points against Rider and struck Vermont with 29 points. He made one more move as a senior going to W.Kentucky (NCAA) where he saw action in 32 games averaging 13.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.6apg, FGP: 43.7%, 3PT: 39.8%, FT: 78.2% He was able to keep his consistency as he scored in double figures in 26 games. His best scoring games were against UTEP with 25 points an dhe hit various schools with 23 points with North Texas, Charlotte and Middle Tennessee State. "I am looking forward to playing with MBC and can hardly wait for my first engagement in Europe", said Pancake Thomas.Awards and achievements in his absketball career have been AEC Tournament Semifinals -16, All-AEC 2nd Team -16, and NABC All-District 1 2nd Team -16.

Source:Mitteldeutscher BC





Alba Berlin Add 2017 Champions League Champion Marius Grigonis. - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

8 time EasyCredit BBL champion Alba Berlin have become active on the transfer market and added Marius Grigonis (198-F-94) The club announced through Twitter that they have given the young talent a three year deal. Marius Grigonis is a 23 year old 198cm forward from Lithuania that played in Spains top league Endesa the last three years. He is a perimetral player with great technical skills and has charisma on the court. He is a great passer and finisher. Last season the forward played with Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (Spain-Liga Endesa) playing 30 games averaging 6.2ppg, 1.4rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 41.2%, 3PT: 36.3%, FT: 85.7%; BCL: 16 games: 9.5ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 58.7%, 3PT: 36.2%, FT: 83.3%. Last season in the Endesa league, he scored in double figures in eight games including a 14 point game against Manresa and 13 point effort against Valencia. In the Champions League he scored in double figures in seven games including a 20 point game against PAOK and 18 point effort against Banvit.

He started his basketball career in his native Lithuania with the B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas junior team. He played with Zalgiris-Sabonio mokykla Kaunas (NKL) from 2010-2013. In 2013 he made the jump to Spain to Penas Huesca (Spain-LEB Gold) playing 28 games averaging 13.0ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 49.6%, 3PT-3 (48.8%), FT: 82.9%. In the 2014-2015 season he played with La Bruixa d'Or Manresa (Spain-Liga Endesa) playing 26 games averaging 7.7ppg, 3.2rpg, FGP: 39.7%, 3PT: 43.0%, FT: 71.4%. In the 2015-2016 season he remained with ICL Manresa (Spain-Liga Endesa) playing 34 games averaging 9.7ppg, 3.0rpg, FGP: 51.9%, 3PT: 39.4%, FT: 76.5%.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been Nike Euroleague Junior Tournament (Unofficial European Clubs Junior Championships) -10: 1 game: 0pts, 1ast, Lithuanian U16 National Team -10, European Championships U16 in Bar (Montenegro) -10 (Silver): 9 games: 10.7ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 32.8%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 71.0%, Torneig de Basquet International Junior Tournament "Ciutat de L'Hospitalet" -11, Nike Euroleague Junior Tournament (Unofficial European Clubs Junior Championships) -11 (Finalist), MKL All-Star Team -11, Lithuanian U18 National Team -11-12, European Championships U18 in Wroclaw (Poland) -11: 7 games: 5.9ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.4apg, FGP-2 (72.7%), 3PT: 31.3%, FT: 83.3%, Lithuanian NKL Semifinals -12, 13, Nike Euroleague Junior Tournament (Unofficial European Clubs Junior Championships) -12: 3 games: 16.3ppg, 5.7rpg, 4.0apg, Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 1st Team -12, European Championships U18 in Lithuania -12 (Silver): 9 games: 12.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.6apg, FGP: 51.6%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT-3 (90.6%), Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian NKL 2nd Team -13, Lithuanian U19 National Team -13, Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U19 Honorable Mention -13
World Championships U19 in Prague (Czech Republic) -13 (Bronze): 9 games: 13.0ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.0apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 61.9%, 3PT: 28.2%, FT: 74.4%
Lithuanian National Team -14, 16-17, Lithuanian U20 National Team -14, Eurobasket.com Spanish LEB Gold All-Bosmans Team -14, Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 2nd Team -14, European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) -14: 10 games: 10.4ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.4apg, FGP: 60.0%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 81.3%, Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) -16: 5 games: 3.0ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.2apg, Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League Final Four MVP -17, and Basketball Champions League Champion -17.

Source:Alba Berlin



Leuven adds Camphor to their roster, ex Hamburg - by Eurobasket News

Stella Artois Leuven Bears (Euromillions League) added to their roster 25-year old American guard Rod Camphor (191-94kg-92, college: SW Oklahoma State). He played last season at Hamburg Towers in German ProA. In 19 games he recorded 14.1ppg, 3.2rpg and 3.4apg. Camphor also played that season for KTE-Duna in Hungarian A Division where in two games he averaged 12.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.5apg and 2.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team was regular season runner-up in GAC in 2014. Camphor was also voted All-GAC Player of the Year and NABC NCAA D2 All-Central Region 1st Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Camphor has played previously professionally also in Lithuania (Nevezis).
He attended SW Oklahoma State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Stella Artois Leuven Bears roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Evaldas Zabas
Anthony Lambot
Rod Camphor

Forwards:
Joey van_Zegeren
Treg Setty

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Timor re-signs at Hapoel Jerusalem - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Hapoel Jerusalem (Winner League) confirmed in their roster 25-year old Israeli international point guard Bar Timor (190-85kg-92, agency: Avi Zilberman). He is a dual citizen owning also German passport. Timor has played there for the last three seasons. In 38 Winner League games he recorded 8.9ppg, 2.1rpg and 3.1apg last season. Timor helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Israeli League All-Star Game. Timor also played 16 games in Eurocup where he averaged 4.7ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.9apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Timor was voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Defensive Player of the Year in 2015.
He has been also a member of Israeli international program for some years. Timor has regularly played for Israeli senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
He also represented Israel at the European Championships two years ago.
Timor has played previously professionally also in Germany (ALBA Berlin) and Israel (Hapoel Tel Aviv, Kiryat Tivon and Hap.Haifa).

Hapoel Jerusalem roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Yotam Halperin
Yogev Ohayon
Curtis Jerrells
Jerome Dyson
Bar Timor

Forwards:
Lior Eliyahu
Tarence Kinsey

Center:
Richard Howell

Coach: Fotis Katsikaris

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Justin Sears Makes Jump To The MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

After a solid rookie season with the Giessen 46ers, Justin Sears (203-F-94, college: Yale) makes the jump to the MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg where he will try to make the next step in his professional basketball career. Sears is a 23 year old 203cm forward who already had a knack for tennis and baseball as a kid before basketball entered his life last season played for the Giessen 46ers (Germany-BBL) playing 31 games averaging 11.3ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 54.8%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 64.7%. Ludwigsburg head coach John Patrick always is sure to get the right mix between a players ability and charachter explains why he chose the ex Ivy leaguer who balled at Yale. "He is a versatile player that can be inserted at the positions 4-5. He has a very good first season in Europe. His ofensive game is still developing as he is getting used to the European game. I like his activity level on the court and how hard he goes to the offensive rebound. He also showed how long he can play with energy", stressed head coach John Patrick.

Last season in the Giessen 46ers uniform, Sears scored in double figures 21 times including three double doubles. His bests coring games were 20 points apiece against Brose Bamberg and medi Bayreuth a 19 point effort against the Walter Tigers Tuebingen. Sears played at Yale (NCAA) from 2012-2016 and played a total of 117 games and as a freshman played 29 games averaging 9.5ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 49.5%, FT: 58.5%. In his second season at Yale he played 29 games averaging 16.9ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.4apg, 1.3spg, 1.9bpg, FGP: 51.1%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 70.4%. As a junior at Yale he played 31 games averaging 14.3ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.5apg, 1.1spg, 2.4bpg, FGP: 51.5%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 69.1%. In his senior year at Yale he palyed 28 games averaging 15.7ppg, 7.5rpg, 2.8apg, 1.7bpg, FGP: 53.7%, 3PT: 31.3%, FT: 66.9%. In his senior year he hit the well known Duke with 19 points and a 12 point 11 rebound effort in loses. As a junior in maybe one of his most memorable games in school, he put up 12 points and 15 boards in a nailbitter win against UConn 45-44. As a freshman he hit Florida with 15 points.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been vy League Runner-Up -14, 15, All-Ivy League 1st Team -14, 15, 16, NABC Division I All-District 13 1st Team -14, Ivy League Regular Season Co-Champion -15, USBWA All-District I Team -15, All-Ivy League Player of the Year -15, 16, NABC All-District 13 1st Team -15, 16, Ivy League Champion -16, Reese's NCAA D1 All-Star Game -16, Division I All-ECAC 2nd Team -16, and Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention -17.

Source:MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg






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.




2017 German National Team Roster Announced - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

German national team head coach Chris Fleming who currently is in Las Vegas at the NBA Summer League has found time to work on his roster and has come up with 17 players that will go into training camp for the upcoming European championships in September. The German national team will meet on July 28th in Rotenburg an der Fulda and train until July second and then move to Erfurt on August second until the fifth and play a test game against Belgium. Fleming announced the following roster: Ismet Akpinar (ratiopharm ulm), Danilo Barthel (FC Bayern Munich), Robin Benzing (CAI Zaragoza/ESP), Bastian Doreth (medi Bayreuth), Niels Giffey (ALBA Berlin), Patrick Heckmann (Brose Bamberg), Alex King (FC Bayern Munich), Maximilian Kleber (FC Bayern Muenich), Maodo Lo (Brose Bamberg), Andreas Obst (Oettinger Rockets), Dennis Schroeder (Atlanta Hawks/USA, freigestellt bis 2. August 2017), Lucca Staiger (Brose Bamberg), Karsten Tadda (EWE Baskets Oldenburg), Daniel Theis (Boston Celtics/USA, freigestellt bis 2. August 2017), Akeem Vargas (ALBA Berlin), Johannes Voigtmann (211-C-92) (Saski Baskonia/ESP), Maik Zirbes (FC Bayern Munich).

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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












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






Justin Raffington Stays With The Hamburg - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The Hamburg Towers continue to work on keeping their chemistry intact and have kept Justin Raffington (205-C-91, college: Florida Atlantic) for the upcoming season and follows Lars Kamp, Anthony Canty, Rene Kindzeka, Stefan Schmidt and Enosch Wolf with a contract extension. Raffington is a 26 year old 205cm center from Freiburg, Germany will go into his third professional season and second with the Hamburg Towers after being a rookie with the Romerstrom Gladiators. The German who started his career with SG Urspringschule (2.Regionalliga) and then played at USF and Florida Atlantic (NCAA) played a solid first season with Hamburg playing 30 games averaging 8.9ppg, 5.3rpg, FGP: 45.9%, FT: 67.8%. "He heightened his game very much at the end of the season. I am sure that he will be even better next season and more consistent", stressed head coach Hamed Attarbashi. Last season the German scored in double figures in 12 games. His best scoring games were against Ehingen with 19 points and 17 and 16 points against Baunach. "Justin had a season of highs and lows. We are convinced that he will make another step and be a deciding factor in our rotation", stressed Marvin Willoughby.

Source:Hamburg Towers






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Ghana Navy clinch first win of 2017 season on final day - by Yaw Mintah

Ghana Navy have claimed its first win of the 2017 Accra Basketball League (ABL) Men's Division I season by clinching a 36-28 win over Fire Service earlier today at the Lebanon House Court in Tudu.

The side has been without a win all season heading into the game with zero wins in 11 games played this season. However, a key eight point performance from Navy Guard Michael Brew Smith was the turning point of the game as his production stretched his side's lead to eight (28-20) at the end of third quarter. Earlier in the quarter, a John Okumoh reduced
Fire's deficit to one after trailing the opening quarters of the game.

With Fire failing to get its shot going, Navy had little to do aside play tough defense to record its maiden win of the season which is set to wrap up in a few days. Navy Captain Sylvester Essilfie was delighted with his team's performance avoiding a winless season.

Defending league champions Braves of Customs delivered another top performance to put the brakes on Tudu Magic who headed into the fixture with four wins in as many matches. Braves won the game 72-52.

Despite hanging on in the first half, trailing by two and three points in the first and second quarters respectively, Magic lost the plot in the third quarter where Daniel Aryee and Abdul Mutalib Alhassan's production ensured the title holders held a 55-37 lead at the end of the third quarter.

The final quarter was the Baniba Dodzie show as the Braves Shooting Guard converted three shots from deep to keep Magic at bay and finish off an unbeaten second round in style.



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Marcus Denmon (ex Gaziantep) agreed terms with Panathinaikos - by Eurobasket News

Panathinaikos Athens (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old American guard Marcus Denmon (191-84kg-90, college: Missouri, agency: BeoBasket). He played most recently at Gaziantep Basketbol in Turkish BSL league. In 31 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.1ppg, 4.4rpg, 4.2apg and 1.4spg (in top 4) last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout. Denmon also played 14 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged remarkable 17.1ppg, 4.5rpg, 4.2apg and 1.9spg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup 2nd Team.
The previous (2016) summer Denmon played at Hunan in Chinese NBL. In 6 games he had high stats: 44.5ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.7apg and 2.5spg in 2016 season.
In 2012 Denmon was drafted by San Antonio Spurs (NBA) in second round (59th overall). He attended University of Missouri and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Denmon played in the final of NBA Pro Summer League in Utah in 2015.
He represented USA at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 8.3ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.4apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 56.7%, 3PT: 17.6%, FT: 75.0%.
Thanks to Denmon's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Denmon has played previously professionally also in France (Chalon/Saor) and Italy (Enel Brindisi).

Panathinaikos Athens roster for 2017-2018:

James Gist
Ian Vougioukas
K.C. Rivers
Nikos Pappas
Chris Singleton
Nick Calathes
Marcus Denmon
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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Jamel McLean (ex EA7 Armani) will sign at Olympiacos - by Eurobasket News

Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (A1) are set to announce the addition of 29-year old American forward Jamel McLean (203-104kg-88, college: Xavier). He has played for the last two years at EA7 Armani in Italian Serie A. In 38 games he recorded 8.3ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.2apg last season. McLean helped them to win the Supercup and end the regular season at the top position. McLean also played 30 games in Euroleague where he averaged 8.7ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.4apg.
He was selected to Italian SerieA All-Star Game in 2016.
McLean has played also professionally in Belgium (Oostende and Leuven Bears) and Germany (ALBA Berlin and Telekom Baskets).
He attended Xavier University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vassilis Spanoulis
Evangelos Mantzaris
Janis Strelnieks
Vasileios Toliopoulos
Nikos Arsenopoulos
Giorgos Ballis
Giannis Petropoulos

Forwards:
Georgios Printezis
Kim Tillie
Jamel McLean
Kostas Papanikolaou
Ioannis Papapetrou
Dimitrios Agravanis
Antreas Tsoumanis

Centers:
Giorgos Bogris
Nikola Milutinov

Coach: Giannis Sfairopoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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AS Diagoras Dryopideon lands Ilias Emiris - by Chris Mammides

C newcomer AS Diagoras Dryopideon tabbed 31-year old guard Ilias Emiris (194-86). He played most recently at Koropi in the B. C will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Emiris was a member of Greek University National Team back in 2005.
He has played previously for six other teams: Near East, Egaleo, KAP Agia Paraskevis, EA Patron, Peukis and Halandriou.

AS Diagoras Dryopideon roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikos Pettas
Giorgos Koukas
Ilias Emiris
Leonidas Vaidakis

Center:
Dimitris Katiakos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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



Leiden tabs Sergio de Randamie - by Eurobasket News

Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden (Eredivisie) inked 33-year old naturalized Surinamese power forward Sergio de Randamie (201-109kg-84, college: Houston, agency: Court Side) from BC Apollo Amsterdam. In 31 Eredivisie games he averaged 12.1ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.0apg and 1.0spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season de Randamie played at Rotterdam Challengers where in 28 Eredivisie games he had 11.1ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.8apg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Honorable Mention.
He won Dutch Promotie Divisie championship title in 2010.
de Randamie has spent his entire career in Holland playing for four other teams: Den Helder, ABC Amsterdam, Groningen and Zwolle.
de Randamie attended University of Houston until 2006 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: Incredible rebounder on both Ends of the Floor! Great defensive Player. Good scorer from inside to 3pt Range! Real Teamplayer!.

Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jessey Voorn
Worthy de_Jong

Forwards:
Sergio de_Randamie
Mohamed Kherrazi

Center:
Floris Versteegh

Coach: Paul Vervaeck

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Xaverius Prawiro joins Pelita Jaya - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Pelita Jaya Energi-MP Jakarta (IBL) agreed terms with 31-year old ex-international shooting guard Xaverius Prawiro (182-80kg-86). The last time (5-15) he played at Aspac in Indonesian IBL league. Prawiro has played there for the last ten years.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Indonesian NBL championship title for two years in a row (2013 and 2014). Prawiro was also voted Asia-Basket.com All-Indonesian NBL Honorable Mention back in 2014.
He represented Indonesia at the SEABA Games in Medan (Indonesia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 3 games: Score-2 (15.0ppg), 1.3rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 40.9%, 3PT-1 (53.8%), FT: 60.0%.
Prawiro is a very experienced player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Parma signs Nick Faust, ex Ironi Nahariya - by Eurobasket News

Parma Basket Perm (VTB) signed 24-year old American guard Nick Faust (198-95kg-93, college: Long Beach State). He played last season at Ironi Nahariya in Israeli Winner League. Faust managed to play in three leagues last year. In 37 Winner League games he had 9.4ppg and 2.5rpg. A very impressive season as he was named to Israeli League All-Star Game. Faust also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 13.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.5spg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. And finally Faust contributed to 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 10.9ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Faust played in the final of Big West Tournament in 2016. He was also voted All-Big West Newcomer of the Year in 2016 at his college time.
Faust graduated from Long Beach State in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Darussafaka may tab James Bell, ex Hapoel Holon - by Eurobasket News

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL) is close to add to their roster 25-year old American swingman James Bell (197-100kg-92, college: Villanova) who played last time at Hapoel Unet Holon in Israel. In 37 Winner League games he had 14.9ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg last season. He helped them to win the regular season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
The previous (15-16) season Bell played at Sluc Nancy in French ProA where in 28 games he recorded 9.5ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.3apg. He also played 10 games in Eurocup where he averaged 8.6ppg and 2.4rpg.
Bell has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
He represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Latvia six years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 3.8ppg, 3.1rpg.
Bell has played also professionally in Italy (Vanoli Cremona).
He attended Villanova University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
On Bell: An explosive leaper who thrives in transition ... Offers size and a quality shooting touch from the wing spot ... Has range beyond the 3-point arc.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Scotty Hopson (ex Ironi Nahariya) may be added to Galatasaray roster - by Eurobasket News

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (BSL) is close to ink 28-year old American swingman Scotty Hopson (200-93kg-89, college: Tennessee) who played last time at Ironi Nahariya in Israel. Hopson managed to play in five leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 18 Winner League games he averaged impressive 15.9ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.4apg and 1.1spg. He also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had very remarkable stats: 25.0ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.5apg. The other team Hopson played shortly was Cedevita in Croatian A1. The team played in three different competitions that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 7 A1 games he recorded high stats: 17.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.7apg and 1.1spg. Hopson also played 2 games in Eurocup where he got 13.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg. He also played 9 games in ABA League where he got 10.2ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.6apg and 1.0spg.
Hopson has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements his team was regular season runner-up in Israeli Premier League in 2013. Hopson received also Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 1st Team award back in 2013.
He is a very experienced player. Hopson has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to six different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Hopson has played previously professionally also in China (Long Lions), Greece (Kolossos H Hotels), Spain (Baskonia), NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce and Canton Charge) and Turkey (Anadolu Efes).
He attended University of Tennessee until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Hopson's game is described as: a long athletic and explosive swingman who is a natural scorer able to easily attack the basket and finish. Efficient offensive player who shoots a high FG percentage and is developing into an excellent 3 point shooter. Rebounds very well for his position and is a willing and capable passer.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ben Eisenhardt re-signs at Hapoel Beer Sheva - by Nir Luna

Hapoel Beer Sheva (National League) confirmed in their roster 27-year old power forward Ben Eisenhardt (208-98kg-90, college: Whitman). He played there last season. In 35 National League games he had 6.0ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.0apg. Eisenhardt helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Maccabi Ashdod (Winner League). But in 7 games he recorded just 0.4ppg and 1.3rpg.
Eisenhardt was voted All-NWC Honorable Mention back in 2014 at his college time.
Eisenhardt has played previously for Elitzur Yavne.
He attended Whitman College until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Hapoel Beer Sheva roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Anthony Fisher
Adi Cohen
Amit Gershon

Forward:
Storm Warren

Center:
Ben Eisenhardt

Coach: Yaniv Burger

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Timor re-signs at Hapoel Jerusalem - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Hapoel Jerusalem (Winner League) confirmed in their roster 25-year old Israeli international point guard Bar Timor (190-85kg-92, agency: Avi Zilberman). He is a dual citizen owning also German passport. Timor has played there for the last three seasons. In 38 Winner League games he recorded 8.9ppg, 2.1rpg and 3.1apg last season. Timor helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Israeli League All-Star Game. Timor also played 16 games in Eurocup where he averaged 4.7ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.9apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Timor was voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Defensive Player of the Year in 2015.
He has been also a member of Israeli international program for some years. Timor has regularly played for Israeli senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
He also represented Israel at the European Championships two years ago.
Timor has played previously professionally also in Germany (ALBA Berlin) and Israel (Hapoel Tel Aviv, Kiryat Tivon and Hap.Haifa).

Hapoel Jerusalem roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Yotam Halperin
Yogev Ohayon
Curtis Jerrells
Jerome Dyson
Bar Timor

Forwards:
Lior Eliyahu
Tarence Kinsey

Center:
Richard Howell

Coach: Fotis Katsikaris

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hapoel Eilat adds Rosefelt to their roster - by Nir Luna

Hapoel Eilat (Winner League) added to their roster 32-year old naturalized American power forward Isaac Rosefelt (204-102kg-85, college: St.Thomas). He played last season at Hapoel Jerusalem (Winner League).
In 23 games he had 3.7ppg and 2.8rpg. Rosefelt also played 2 games in Eurocup where he recorded just 2.0ppg and 1.5rpg.
Rosefelt's team won Israeli Cup.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Hapoel Holon. In 33 Winner League games he averaged 10.8ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.1apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Israeli League All-Star Game.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com Israeli National League All-Domestic Players Team back in 2011.
Rosefelt is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in France (Denek), Portugal (Academica), Spain (Cordoba) and Israel (Ironi Ramat Gan, Bnei Hasharon and Lev Hasharon).
Rosefelt attended University of St.Thomas until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.

Hapoel Eilat roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Afik Nissim
Michael Brisker

Forward:
Demetrius Treadwell

Center:
Isaac Rosefelt

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Golden Bulls land Sonny Weems, ex Maccabi T-A - by Eurobasket News

Zhejiang Golden Bulls (CBA) tabbed 31-year old American swingman Sonny Weems (198-93kg-86, college: Arkansas). He played most recently at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv in Israeli Winner League, but was released by the team in Feb.'17. In 11 Winner League games he averaged 7.7ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.5apg and 1.0spg last season. Weems also played 19 games in Euroleague where he had 11.6ppg, 3.3rpg and 3.4apg.
He ended the previous (2015-16) season at the 76ers in NBA. In 7 games he recorded just 2.4ppg and 1.7rpg. But the most of that year Weems spent at the Suns in NBA. In 36 games he got only 2.5ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.3apg.
In 2008 he was drafted by Chicago Bulls (NBA) in second round (39th overall). The former University of Arkansas staris in his tenth season in pro basketball. His team made it to the Gomelsky final.
Weems is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Lithuania (Zalgiris), Russia (CSKA Moscow), NBA (Denver Nuggets and Toronto Raptors) and NBA G League (Texas Legends).
Let's have closer look into Weems' outlook: An explosive leaper who can score. Has a good outside shot (with also 3pts range) and his elevation and wingspan allow him to knock down shots over defenders. He' s also a decent rebounder and a good FT shooter, but needs to improve his ball handling and defensive skills.

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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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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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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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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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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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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Stefan Nikolic re-signs at Cuore Napoli Basket - by Armando Caporaso

Cuore Napoli Basket (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 20-year old Serbian forward Stefan Nikolic (203-97). He played there last season. In 42 Serie B games he had 13.4ppg, 5.8rpg and 2.0apg. Nikolic helped them to win the cup and make to league final. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B 2nd Team. He also spent pre-season at Betaland Cdo (Serie A) that year. It was another spectacular season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B 2nd Team.
Nikolic is a member of Serbian U20 National Team.
He has played previously professionally also in Serbia (Crvena Zvezda) and Italy (Roma S.Azzurra and Virtus Bologna).

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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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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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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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Giulianova keeps Ricci for another season - by Eurobasket News

Etomilu Giulianova (Serie B) re-signed 25-year old point guard Antonello Ricci (190-80kg-92, agency: Octagon Europe). He played there last season. In 32 Serie B games he averaged 11.0ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.7apg and 1.8spg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Ricci spent at San Severo where in 36 Serie B games he had 10.3ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals. Ricci also played that season for San Severo. In 36 Serie B games he recorded 10.3ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.1apg.
He won Italian Serie C Group H championship title in 2015.
Ricci represented Italy at the European Championships U16 in Italy nine years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.3ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.5spg, FGP-3 (66.7%), 3PT-3 (42.9%), FT: 42.9%.
Ricci has played previously for seven other teams: VL Pesaro, Chieti, BancaTercas, Roseto, Sutor Montegranaro, Napoli Basket and Roseto.

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Coach Massimo Friso agreed terms with Barcellona - by Eurobasket News

Basket Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (Serie B) hired coach Massimo Friso from Virtus Padova.
Friso has coached previously four other teams: Mestre, Padova Unione, FCM Ferentino and Padova Broetto.

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Montecatini signs Simone Centanni - by Eurobasket News

Montecatiniterme Basket (Serie B) signed 26-year old point guard Simone Centanni (185-72kg-91, agency: Interperformances) from Pallacanestro Alto Sebino Volpino. In 32 Serie B games he was second best scorer with impressive 19.8ppg and averaged 4.8rpg, 4.6apg and 1.2spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Centanni played at Basket Barcellona (Serie A2) where in 29 games he had 9.1ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.6apg.
His team was regular season runner-up in Italian Nazionale A Division South-East in 2012.
Centanni was a member of Italian U18 National Team back in 2009.
He has played previously for four other teams: Mens Sana 1871 Siena, Recanati, Senigallia and Ticino.
Centanni could be described: A quick combo guard, who is yet more a 2 than a 1 player. Has great offensive mentality, runs the court very well and gives his best in the up-tempo game.

Montecatiniterme Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Guido Meini
Simone Centanni

Forward:
Marco Petrucci

Center:
Lorenzo Galmarini

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Assigeco Piacenza inks Tommaso Oxilia - by Andrea Centenari

UCC Assigeco Piacenza (Serie A2) agreed terms with 19-year old forward Tommaso Oxilia (198-85kg-98, agency: Players Group) from Virtus Bologna. He has played there for the last four years. In 29 Serie A2 games he had 3.1ppg and 2.6rpg last season. Oxilia helped them to win the Serie A2 title (twice) and the cup (also twice). He was voted Eurobasket.com All-World Cup U19 1st Team in 2017.
Oxilia represented Italy at the European Championships U18 in Samsun (Turkey) last year. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: 10.5ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 55.0%, 3PT: 23.1%, FT: 58.8%.

UCC Assigeco Piacenza roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Matteo Formenti
Davide Reati
Giacomo Sanguinetti

Forwards:
Luca Fontecchio
Tommaso Oxilia

Coach: Andrea Zanchi

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EA7 Armani adds Theodore to their roster, ex Banvit BK - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) added to their roster 28-year old American point guard Jordan Theodore (182-79kg-89, college: Seton Hall). He played last season at Banvit Basketbol Kulubu in Turkish BSL league. In 31 games he was third best scorer with impressive 18.4ppg and averaged 3.7rpg, 7.2apg (leader !!!) and 1.2spg. Theodore helped them to win the cup. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Import Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and named to 1st Team. Theodore also played 19 games in Basketball Champions League where he had very remarkable stats: 16.2ppg, 4.1rpg, 7.5apg and 1.2spg. He contributed to his team making it to the final. Great season indeed as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Guard of the Year.
The previous (15-16) season Theodore played at Deutsche Bank Skyliners in German BBL. In 37 games he recorded 14.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.7apg and 1.5spg. Theodore contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Newcomer of the Year, named to 3rd Team and named to All-Newcomers Team. Theodore also played 18 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 14.4ppg, 3.4rpg, 4.6apg and 1.7spg. He contributed to his team winning the Cup. A very good season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
Theodore is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in four different countries. Theodore tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally also in France (JL Bourg), Puerto Rico (Mets) and Dominican Republic (Huracanes del Atlantico).
Theodore attended Seton Hall University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
On Theodore: a quick athletic high energy scoring PG who is a great penetrator and finisher at the basket. Shoots a high percentage from FG and FT and quickly developing into a good 3 point shooter. Tremendous pressure defender who is a disruptive on and off the ball defensive force.

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dairis Bertans
Jordan Theodore
Andrew Goudelock

Forwards:
Vladimir Micov
Amath M'Baye

Centers:
Patric Young
Kaleb Tarczewski

Coach: Simone Pianigiani

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Agrigento inks Tommaso Guariglia - by Eurobasket News

Moncada Solar Agrigento (Serie A2) agreed terms with 20-year old center Tommaso Guariglia (207-97, agency: SPORTlab Agency) from Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria. In 27 Serie A2 games he had 3.6ppg and 1.9rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Guariglia played at Stella Azzurra Roma (Serie B) where in 26 games he recorded 8.0ppg and 5.5rpg.
He played in the final of Italian U17 Championships in 2013.
Guariglia represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) last year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 3.6ppg, 2.0rpg.
Guariglia has played previously for Siena Virtus.

Moncada Solar Agrigento roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marco Evangelisti
Pendarvis Williams
Ruben Zugno
Giuseppe Cuffaro

Forward:
Jalen Cannon

Center:
Tommaso Guariglia

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Robert Banach agreed terms with Cassino - by Eurobasket News

BPC Virtus TSB Cassino (Serie B) strengthened their roster with addition of 20-year old Polish swingman Robert Banach (197-97, agency: Octagon Europe) from Valdiceppo. In 13 Serie B games in Italy he recorded 4.4ppg and 2.8rpg last season. Banach also played that season for Roma Alfa where in 13 Serie B games he averaged 4.4ppg and 2.8rpg.
He was a member of Polish U18 National Team two years ago.
Banach has played previously for two other teams: Roma S.Azzurra and Omegna.

BPC Virtus TSB Cassino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lorenzo Panzini
Niccolo Petrucci
Giuseppe Di_Poce

Forward:
Robert Banach

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Jamel McLean (ex EA7 Armani) will sign at Olympiacos - by Eurobasket News

Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (A1) are set to announce the addition of 29-year old American forward Jamel McLean (203-104kg-88, college: Xavier). He has played for the last two years at EA7 Armani in Italian Serie A. In 38 games he recorded 8.3ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.2apg last season. McLean helped them to win the Supercup and end the regular season at the top position. McLean also played 30 games in Euroleague where he averaged 8.7ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.4apg.
He was selected to Italian SerieA All-Star Game in 2016.
McLean has played also professionally in Belgium (Oostende and Leuven Bears) and Germany (ALBA Berlin and Telekom Baskets).
He attended Xavier University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vassilis Spanoulis
Evangelos Mantzaris
Janis Strelnieks
Vasileios Toliopoulos
Nikos Arsenopoulos
Giorgos Ballis
Giannis Petropoulos

Forwards:
Georgios Printezis
Kim Tillie
Jamel McLean
Kostas Papanikolaou
Ioannis Papapetrou
Dimitrios Agravanis
Antreas Tsoumanis

Centers:
Giorgos Bogris
Nikola Milutinov

Coach: Giannis Sfairopoulos

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Bisceglie lands Diego Terenzi - by Eurobasket News

Ambrosia Lions Bisceglie (Serie B) tabbed 22-year old guard Diego Terenzi (191-80kg-95) from Firenze Enic. In 32 Serie B games he averaged 9.4ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.1apg and 1.0spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Terenzi played at Fulgor Omegna (Serie A2) where in 10 games he had just 2.0ppg and 1.1rpg.
He represented Italy at the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships four years ago.
Terenzi has played previously for three other teams: VL Pesaro, Recanati and Pisaurum 2000 Bk Club Pesaro.
He is described as: A modern kind of PG, who is athletic and has great scoring instincts. Sees the court well and passes the ball extremely well.

Ambrosia Lions Bisceglie roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Manuel Diomede
Diego Terenzi

Forward:
Alessandro Azzaro

Center:
Riccardo Antonelli

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Giacomelli re-signs at San Miniato - by Eurobasket News

Etrusca Basket San Miniato (Serie B) confirmed in their roster 22-year old naturalized Swiss small forward Olivier Giacomelli (198-95, agency: Players Group). He played there last season. In 32 Serie B games he recorded 8.5ppg and 3.9rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Giacomelli played at Gessi Valsesia Basket where in 38 Serie B games he averaged 6.2ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.0apg. He helped them to make it to the group semifinals.
Giacomelli was a member of Italian U18 National Team in 2013.
He has played previously for two other teams: Angelico Biella and Sangiorgese.

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Nardo keeps Bjelic for another season - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Nature Nardo re-signed experienced 34-year old Montenegrin-Serbian center Goran Bjelic (209-83). He has played there for the last five seasons.
He was selected to C2 All-Star Game in 2012.
Bjelic has spent his entire career in Italy playing for five other teams: Scafati, Monteroni, San Severo, Monte Procida and Frusino.

Nature Nardo roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Yancarlos_Jefferson Rodriguez

Forwards:
Valerio Polonara
Stefano Provenzano

Center:
Goran Bjelic

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Cento adds Graziani to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Benedetto XIV Cento (Serie B) added to their roster 19-year old forward Andrea Graziani (190-98). He played last season at For Pontevecchio Bologna in Italian Serie C Gold. Graziani also spent pre-season at Virtus Bologna (Serie A2) that year.

Benedetto XIV Cento roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nelson Rizzitiello
Carlo Cantone
Adrian Chiera
Marco Pasqualin

Forwards:
Michele Benfatto
Adama Ba
Andrea Graziani

Center:
Giorgio Piunti

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Maino re-signs at Alba - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Bigstore Alba confirmed in their roster 26-year old point guard Claudio Maino (182-91). He played there last season. He helped them to win the group title (twice) (also twice).
The previous (15-16) season Maino played at CUS Torino where in 18 Serie B games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.5ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.8apg and 1.4spg.
He was a member of Italian U16 National Team between 2005 and 2007.
Maino has played previously for three other teams: Napoli Megaride, Pescara and Bisceglie.

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Marco Portannese signs at Vanoli Cremona - by Eurobasket News

Vanoli Cremona (Serie A2) landed 28-year old American guard Marco Portannese (192-85kg-89) from Tezenis Verona. In 38 Serie A2 games he averaged 11.6ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.9apg and 1.6spg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Portannese played at Givova Scafati Basket (Serie A) where in 39 games he had 12.1ppg, 5.1rpg, 2.7apg and 1.5spg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements Portannese's team won Italian A dilettanti Cup in 2011. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian Nazionale A 1st Team award back in 2012.
Portannese was a member of Italian U18 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
He has played previously for eight other teams: Libertas Liburnia, Mens Sana 1871 Siena, Latina Basket, Siena Virtus, Betaland Cdo, Sutor Montegranaro, Virtus Bologna and Fiat Torino.
Portannese's game is described as: An athletic combo guard, who is quick and smart and can score. Year after year he also become a very good rebounder for his height.

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Palestrina adds Duranti to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Citysightseeing Palestrina (Serie B) added to their roster 24-year old forward Bruno Duranti (197-93) from Campli Basket. In 33 Serie B games he recorded 9.4ppg, 5.1rpg, 2.1apg and 1.2spg last season.
Duranti was a member of Italian U16 National Team back in 2009.
He has played previously for three other teams: Roma S.Azzurra, FCM Ferentino and Roma Minerva.
On Duranti: A perimetral player with interesting athletic skills. A good leaper and rebounder, he's working on his outside shooting to become a true SG or SF.

Citysightseeing Palestrina roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Andrea Barsanti

Forwards:
Gianluca Lulli
Bruno Duranti

Center:
Alessandro Paesano

Coach: Gianluca Lulli

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Curtis Nwohuocha agreed terms with Verona - by Eurobasket News

Tezenis Verona (Serie A2) strengthened their roster with addition of 20-year old naturalized Nigerian power forward Curtis Nwohuocha (202-97, agency: Players Group) from Blu Basket Gruppo Remer Treviglio. In 35 Serie A2 games he recorded 3.3ppg and 2.7rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Nwohuocha played at MIA-Red October Cantu (Serie A). But in 5 games he did not score anything and had only 3 rebounds and 2 assists. He also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup, but he did not score anything and had only 2 rebounds.
Nwohuocha represented Italy at the European Championships U18 in Volos (Greece) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 3.2ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.2spg.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A very athletic, powerful player with yet nice upside. He plays with great energy at both sides of the court, has great rebound grabbing skills, his future is probably at the 4 position.

Tezenis Verona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Matteo Palermo
Phil Greene_IV
Jamal Jones

Forwards:
Marco Maganza
Mattia Udom

Center:
Curtis Nwohuocha

Coach: Luca Dalmonte

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The Flexx Pistoia keeps Moore for another season - by Eurobasket News

The Flexx Pistoia (Serie A) re-signed 29-year old American point guard Ronald Moore (183-77kg-88, college: Siena). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 34 Serie A games he averaged 10.9ppg, 4.2rpg, 5.4apg (top 5) and 1.1spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA 2nd Team.
Moore won Hungarian League championship title in 2013.
He is a very experienced player. Moore has played also professionally in Poland (PGE Turow), Slovakia (Nitra), Ukraine (Cherkasy) and Hungary (Alba).
He attended Siena College until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

The Flexx Pistoia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ronald Moore
Tommaso Laquintana
Francesco Galli

Forward:
Aleksander Czyz

Center:
Daniele Magro

Coach: Vincenzo Esposito

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Lorenzo Ambrosin agreed terms with Agrigento - by Eurobasket News

Moncada Solar Agrigento (Serie A2) inked 20-year old guard Lorenzo Ambrosin (190-97, agency: SPORTlab Agency). He played most recently at Jesolo S.Dona in Serie C Gold. Ambrosin helped his team get promotion to Serie B. He contributed to his team winning the group title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice).
The previous (15-16) season Ambrosin played at Umana Venezia (Serie A). But in only one game he did not score anything.
He was a member of Italian U16 National Team in 2013.

Moncada Solar Agrigento roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marco Evangelisti
Pendarvis Williams
Lorenzo Ambrosin
Ruben Zugno
Giuseppe Cuffaro

Forward:
Jalen Cannon

Center:
Tommaso Guariglia

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Morara re-signs at Ozzano - by Eurobasket News

New Flying Balls Ozzano dell Emilia (Serie C Gold) confirmed in their roster 27-year old forward Marco Morara (198-90). He played there last season. He helped them to make it to the group final after they ended regular season as second best team.
The previous (15-16) season Morara played at NPC Virtus Imola. He contributed to his team winning the regular season.
Morara has played previously for Faenza.

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Estudiantes Concordia signs Emilio Dominguez - by Eurobasket News

Estudiantes Concordia (LigaA) signed 30-year old Italian center Emilio Dominguez (202-87). The last season Dominguez played at Estudiantes Olavarria where in 50 games he had 12.5ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.5apg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final.
Dominguez won Argentinian Liga B Sur championship title in 2011.
He has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Dominguez has played previously professionally in Uruguay (Yale), Argentina (Echague, Libertad Sunchales, Sionista, Rocamora and La Union) and Italy (Sassari Torres).

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  KENYA  


Thunder trounce Co-op Bank at Strathmore courts - by Eurobasket News

Thunder registered a stunning 79-75 victory over Co-op Bank in a fiercely contested Premier League clash at Strathmore University courts. The self-supporting Thunder, who missed the injured star guard Griffin Ligare were superb taking the opening quarter 24-17 before trailing 21-17 in the second. Co-op were up 38-36 at the breather. The winners blasted off 26-19 in the third quarter and were unperturbed even after Co-op had it 18-17 in the deciding quarter. Paul Nyakinda' nailed 17 points and Abel Nson (183-G-77) fired in 16 with Jack Agunda contributing shot 11. New signing forward Kevin Kigotho led Co-op scoring tally with game high of 19. Joshua Kisali (189-G/F-88) bagged with 15 while Job Byron picked up 14 for the bankers whose fluctuating form is worrying. Trailblazers enjoyed a fruitful weekend making it two wins in two ties with a 77-50 victory over Thunder and another 75-55 win over Lions. Umoja pipped KCA University 43-34. The women's matches saw Eagle Wings beat Storms 75-62 with Volnet Wanyama scoring 18 and Sylvia Omollo hitting the losers' 16.
In Mumias, Zetech University hit Western Delight 43-33.
In the lower division matches at Upper Hill School courts, Riara University fell 74-65 to Dan Imbalis'4-Christ, World Hope were nipped 56-52 by Africa Nazarene University, KDF Morans hit Emyba 43-38 and Mt. Kenya University (MKU) Thika eat Neoasa Morans 47-44. In the women's category, Brenda Ngaira shot 12 and Daisy Ayodi 11 as the duo led Footprints to a 58-34 triumph over Gladiators.
Courtesy of: the-star.co.ke



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  LITHUANIA  


Grigonis leaves CB Canarias - by Eurobasket News

23-year old Lithuanian international forward Marius Grigonis (198-94) left Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (Liga Endesa). Grigonis played there also last season. In 30 Liga Endesa games he averaged 6.2ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.0apg. He played there also last season. Grigonis also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 9.5ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.0apg. He helped them to win the Basketball Champions League championship (twice).
The previous (15-16) season Grigonis played at La ICL Manresa. In 34 Liga Endesa games he recorded 9.7ppg and 3.0rpg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 2nd Team award back in 2014.
Grigonis has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team in 2014.
Grigonis represented Lithuania at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 3.0ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.2apg.
Grigonis has played also professionally in Italy and Lithuania (Zalgiris and Zalgiris II Kaunas).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A perimetral player with great technical skills and charisma, despite his teen age. A great passer and finisher, he is not so athletic as you can expect.

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  LUXEMBOURG  


Libertad adds Kilo to their roster, ex T.Hesperange - by Francisco Vega

Libertad Asuncion (Metropolitan League) added to their roster American forward Lenjo Kilo (203-109kg, college: Savannah State). He played last season at T.Hesperange in Luxembourg N2 league. In 28 games he recorded very impressive stats: 24.5ppg and 2.2apg.

The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Kilo's team made it to the MEAC Tournament Semifinals in 2016. He was also voted All-ECC 2nd Team back in 2014 at his college time.

Kilo graduated from Savannah State in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

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  MALI  


Mali U16 National Team 2017 - by Greg

4Siriman Kanoute 01
5Fousseny Dieng 01
6Alou Traore 01
7Michel Coulibaly 02
8Bourama Coulibaly 02
9Mamoudou Diop 02
10Mohamed Sidibe 02
11Oumar Ballo 204-C-02 Canterbury Academy Spain
12Mohamed Keita 01
13Adama Sanogo 02
14N'Tio Diarra 02
15Fousseyni Traore 02




Brissac-Aubance adds Cisse to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Brissac-Aubance Basket (NM2) added to their roster 31-year old naturalized Malian swingman Sourata Cisse (196-86). He played last season at BC Orchies in the NM1. In 34 games he recorded 12.7ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.8apg. NM2 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Cisse played at Souffelweyersheim (ProB) where in 34 games he averaged 8.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.5apg.
He represented France at the Afrobasket Championships in Rades (Tunisia) two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 10.6ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 32.1%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 76.9%.
Cisse has played previously for eight other teams: Pau Lacq Orthez, Paris Levallois, Nantes, Hyeres-Toulon, ADA Blois, CFBB, JSF Nanterre and SPO Rouen.
The scouts decsribe him following way: One of the top prospects his age in Europe. Very good shooter, who can run on the basket. Uses his quickness to challenge taller players. But has a very reliable long-range shoot. Typical scorer.

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  MEXICO  


Panteras tab coach Ronald Guillen, ex Marinos - by Eurobasket News

Panteras de Aguascalientes (LNBP) inked 33-year old Venezuelan coach Ronald Guillen. He coached most recently at Marinos in Venezuelan LPB league. Guillen also coached for Guaros (also in LPB) that season. His team won InterContinental Cup.
Guillen has coached previously professionally in Venezuela (Trotamundos, Miranda and Aduaneros) and Mexico (Soles).

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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



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  MOZAMBIQUE  


Mozambique U16 National Team 2017 - by Greg

4Daniel Chauque 01
5Edilson Ussivane 01
6Nelson Nhamussua 01
7Clayton Clemente 01
8Bryan Ricotso 02
9Ndzengo Buvana 01
10Angelo Macie 01
11Capranizine Hunguana 02
12Mucombo Magagule 02
12Daren Naiene 02
13Malik Camal 01
15Herman Cumbe 01

Joao Mulungo Head Coach
Joseba Martin Assistant



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  NBA  


Ekpe Udoh (ex Fenerbahce) is a newcomer at Utah Jazz - by Eurobasket News

Utah Jazz (NBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old Nigerian international power forward Ekpe Udoh (208-109kg-87, college: Baylor). He has played for the last two seasons at Fenerbahce in Turkish BSL league. In 30 games he recorded 10.1ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.3apg and 1.6bpg last season. Udoh helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Great season indeed as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Defensive Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team. Udoh also played 31 games in Euroleague where he averaged 12.1ppg, 7.8rpg (leader !!!), 2.2apg and 2.2bpg. A very good season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Center of the Year, Import of the Year and voted to 1st Team.
In 2010 Udoh was drafted by Golden State Warriors in first round (6th overall). He attended Baylor University and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball. Udoh has been regularly called to Nigerian Senior National Team since 2016.
He has played previously professionally in Israel (Bnei Hasharon) and NBA (Milwaukee Bucks and LA Clippers).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A very athletic inside operator, with great leaping ability and long arms. Has good timing for shot-blocking and defensive rebounds, needs to improve his defensive skills to play at upper level. Offensively, he worked hard to add a decent mid-range shot, but he hasn' t a 3pts range yet.

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Utah Jazz signs Jonas Jerebko - by Eurobasket News

Utah Jazz (NBA) signed 30-year old Swedish power forward Jonas Jerebko (208-105kg-87). He has played for the last two seasons at Boston Celtics. In 90 NBA games he had 3.8ppg and 3.3rpg last season. NBA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Jerebko helped them to win the Atlantic Division title (twice) (also twice).
In 2009 he was drafted by Detroit Pistons in second round (39th overall).
Jerebko was voted NBA All-Rookie 2nd Team back in 2010.
He was also a member of Swedish international program for some years. Jerebko played for Swedish Senior National Team between 2006 and 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
He also represented Sweden at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 16.0ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.4apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 48.8%, 3PT: 26.3%, FT: 79.3%.
Jerebko has played previously professionally in Italy (Angelico Biella) and Sweden (BC Lulea and Boras Basket).
He could be described: (by Borko Popic for NBADraft.net in 2009)
Has the size and athleticism to be able to mix it up inside and outside His outside shot has continued to improve and he is now able to comfortably step out to the NBA three and easily knock down shots from deep He shows his athleticism by finishing strong around and above the rim His strength is also a key ingredient to his game as he is able to battle with bigger players inside and can also do some damage with his back to the basket.
Lacks the fluidness and finesse that is present in many European prospect His shot is effective, but his release is extremely slow and he is not good at shooting on the move or off the dribble
.

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Ilyasova re-signs at the Hawks - by Eurobasket News

Atlanta Hawks confirmed in their roster 30-year old Turk international forward Ersan Ilyasova (208-107kg-87). He played there last season. In 32 NBA games he had 9.2ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.3apg. Ilyasova also played for the 76ers where in 53 NBA games he recorded 14.9ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.8apg. The other team he played shortly were the Thunder. In three NBA games he averaged 5.0ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.0spg.
In 2005 Ilyasova was drafted by Milwaukee Bucks in second round (36th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Spanish ACB championship title in 2009. Ilyasova was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Honorable Mention in 2010 and 2016.
He was also a member of Turkish international program for some years. Ilyasova played for Turkish Senior National Team between 2004 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2006.
He also represented Turkey at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 15.2ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 48.8%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 83.3%.
Ilyasova is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in other NBA teams (Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic), Turkey (Anadolu Efes, Trabzonspor and Yesilyurt), Spain (FC Barcelona) and NBA G League (Oklahoma City Blue).
Ilyasova could be described: His family came from Uzbekistan, naturalized Turkish, is the prototipe of the modern small forward; tall as a center, has the quickness the cohordination and the ball handling of a guard; has great shooting range, and a special instinct for the offensive rebound; NBA potential.
Absolute NBA-potential. Great rebounder, can also shoot the '3'. There is confusion about his passport and his date of birth. It is said that he came two years ago from Uzebikstan and got the Turkish passport. Some say his name was Arsen Ilyasov and that he was Born in 1984 (and not in 1987). But Ilyasova himself says that he was Born: the Ukraine
.

Atlanta Hawks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Josh Magette
Bryce Cotton

Forwards:
Ersan Ilyasova
Mike Muscala
Tyler Cavanaugh
John Collins

Center:
Dewayne Dedmon

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Maximilian Kleber (ex B.Muenchen) agreed terms with the Mavericks - by Eurobasket News

Dallas Mavericks (NBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old German international power forward Maximilian Kleber (207-100kg-92). He has played for the last two years at B.Muenchen in German BBL league. In 37 games he recorded 8.9ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2bpg last season. Kleber helped them to win the league title and they also made it to the Cup final. Great season indeed as he was voted to German Bundesliga All-Star Game. Kleber also played 17 games in Eurocup where he averaged 9.7ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.4apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Kleber has never been drafted by the NBA. He received Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup 2nd Team award in 2017.
Kleber has been also a member of German international program for some years. He has regularly played for German senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Kleber represented Germany at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 11.8ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0spg, 1.4bpg, FGP: 61.1%, 3PT: 53.3%, FT: 68.4%.
Kleber has played previously professionally also in Spain (Blusens Monbus).

Dallas Mavericks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dwight Buycks
Yogi Ferrell

Forwards:
Maximilian Kleber
Johnathan Motley

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Thabo Sefolosha signs at Utah Jazz - by Eurobasket News

Utah Jazz (NBA) landed 33-year old Swiss guard Thabo Sefolosha (201-98kg-84). He has played for the last three years at Atlanta Hawks. In 65 NBA games he averaged 6.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.6apg and 1.4spg last season.
In 2006 Sefolosha was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers in first round (13th overall).
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Honorable Mention award back in 2012.
Sefolosha was also a member of Swiss international program for some years. He played for Swiss Senior National Team between 2003 and 2014 and previously for U18 National Team in 2001.
Sefolosha represented Switzerland at the European Championships Division B eight years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 15.8ppg, 6.5rpg, 3.3apg, 1.3spg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 37.8%, 3PT: 26.3%, FT: 80.0%.
Sefolosha is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in France (Chalon/Saor), Italy (Angelico Biella), Turkey (Fenerbahce), other NBA teams (Chicago Bulls and Oklahoma City Thunder) and Switzerland (Lakers).
Sefolosha's game is described as: A promising point guard with amazing ball-handling skills, court vision and a quick first step; has a powerfil body; penetrates well, can finish with a dunk; his size, quickness and long arms combine to allow him to defend very well;.

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NBA changes rules on timeouts - by Eurobasket News

Effective with the 2017-18 season, the maximum number of timeouts per game will decrease from 18 to 14. In addition, during the last three minutes of a game, teams will be limited to two team timeouts each instead of the previous rule that allowed three per team in the last two minutes. 'These changes will help us fulfill our goal of improving game flow and pace of play,' said Byron Spruell, NBA President, League Operations. 'Fewer stoppages and less time without action, especially at the end of a game, will further enhance the viewing experience for our fans.'
The rule modifications for timeouts are below:
Each team will have seven timeouts per game, with no restrictions per half.
All team timeouts will be 75 seconds. In the previous format, 'full' timeouts were 90 seconds and '20-second' timeouts were 60 seconds. Both 'full' and '20-second' timeouts have been replaced by team timeouts.
All four periods will have two mandatory timeouts, which will take place after the first stoppage under the seven- and three-minute marks.
The under-nine-minute mandatory timeouts in the second and fourth periods will be eliminated.
Each team can enter the fourth period with up to four team timeouts.
Each team will be limited to two team timeouts after the later of (i) the three-minute mark of the fourth period or (ii) the resumption of play after the second mandatory timeout of the fourth period.
Each team will have two team timeouts per overtime period; previously teams had three.
The NBA also made the following changes regarding game flow:
Referees will assess a delay-of-game violation if a free throw shooter ventures beyond the three-point line between attempts.
Halftime will last 15 minutes for all games, beginning immediately upon expiration of the second period. A delay-of-game penalty will be issued if a team is not ready to start play at the expiration of the halftime clock.
In addition, the Board of Governors approved moving the trade deadline from the Thursday after the NBA All-Star Game to the Thursday 10 days before the All-Star Game. With the new placement of the trade deadline, teams will be able to settle their rosters before the All-Star break and avoid the disruptions that result from players joining new teams just as practices and games are beginning to resume following the All-Star break. The NBA's Competition Committee unanimously recommended the rules changes before the Board of Governors' vote.
Courtesy of: insidehoops.com



LA Lakers waived David Nwaba - by Eurobasket News

Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) waived 24-year old guard David Nwaba (193-95kg-93, college: Cal Poly - SLO). Nwaba played there last season. In 20 NBA games he recorded 6.0ppg and 3.1rpg. He also played that season for another team D Fenders where in 43 games he averaged 14.7ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.1apg, 1.3spg and 1.1bpg. Nwaba helped them to win the D-League Pacific Division title (twice). Great season indeed as he was voted to USBasket.com D-League All-Defensive Team and All-Rookie Team.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
Nwaba received All-Eurobasket Summer League in Las Vegas 1st Team award in 2016 at his college time.
Nwaba graduated from Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

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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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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

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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

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  NCAA1  


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




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



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  NCAA3  


Ferrum College: Tyler Sanborn appointed new head coach - by Moritz Korff

Ferrum College has announced that former NCAA D3 Player of the Year, Tyler Sanborn has been named new head coach of the Panthers. He replaces Bill Tharp who parted ways with the program after 16 years.

Sanborn shared his thoughts about his new job: "I look forward to helping lead this program to new heights and embracing the process of making the change to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, which I have been a part of since my playing days", he stated on ferrumpanthers.com.

A Elkin, North Carolina, native, 29-year-old Sanborn earned numerous honors during his playing career at Guilford College, including NABC All-NCAA D3 Player of the Year and D3hoops.com's All-America 1st Team in 2010. He went to the NCAA D3 Final Four with the Quakers in 2009 and 2010. Upon graduation, Sanborn represented the Los Angeles Lakers at the 2011 NBA Summer League, before taking his game to Europe, splitting the 2010-11 season between Spanish teams HNV Consmetal Navarra and Platja de Palma. In 2011-12, he played for USA Lievin Basket of the French NM1 league.

He began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Hampden-Sydney College in 2012. Sanborn has left HSC to take up his new position with immediate effect.



D3's leading scorer Ty Sabin signs with Horsholm 79ers - by Moritz Korff

Ty Sabin (6'2''-G-94, college: Ripon, agency: Duran International) has signed a deal with the Horsholm 79ers of the Danish top-flight Basketligaen to get his professional career underway. Sabin completed a highly decorated collegiate career this spring, scoring a total of 2559 points over his four-year span with the Red Hawks, which put him on the top of Ripon's all-time scoring list. In 2016-17, he led the NCAA Division 3 in scoring (30.7 points per game) and ranked seventh in the nation in three-point field-goal percentage (47.8%). After graduating from Ripon College, Sabin had a workout with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Horsholm coach Rafael Monclova (agency: Duran International) told riponpress.com: "Having Ty Sabin with us is one of the best news we've received this summer. He's a player with huge potential and we want to help him continue his growth and development as a top player. I'm convinced that with his talent and ability to work, his adaptation to European basketball will be fast and successful."



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  NIGERIA  


Ekpe Udoh (ex Fenerbahce) is a newcomer at Utah Jazz - by Eurobasket News

Utah Jazz (NBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old Nigerian international power forward Ekpe Udoh (208-109kg-87, college: Baylor). He has played for the last two seasons at Fenerbahce in Turkish BSL league. In 30 games he recorded 10.1ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.3apg and 1.6bpg last season. Udoh helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Great season indeed as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Defensive Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team. Udoh also played 31 games in Euroleague where he averaged 12.1ppg, 7.8rpg (leader !!!), 2.2apg and 2.2bpg. A very good season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Center of the Year, Import of the Year and voted to 1st Team.
In 2010 Udoh was drafted by Golden State Warriors in first round (6th overall). He attended Baylor University and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball. Udoh has been regularly called to Nigerian Senior National Team since 2016.
He has played previously professionally in Israel (Bnei Hasharon) and NBA (Milwaukee Bucks and LA Clippers).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A very athletic inside operator, with great leaping ability and long arms. Has good timing for shot-blocking and defensive rebounds, needs to improve his defensive skills to play at upper level. Offensively, he worked hard to add a decent mid-range shot, but he hasn' t a 3pts range yet.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Curtis Nwohuocha agreed terms with Verona - by Eurobasket News

Tezenis Verona (Serie A2) strengthened their roster with addition of 20-year old naturalized Nigerian power forward Curtis Nwohuocha (202-97, agency: Players Group) from Blu Basket Gruppo Remer Treviglio. In 35 Serie A2 games he recorded 3.3ppg and 2.7rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Nwohuocha played at MIA-Red October Cantu (Serie A). But in 5 games he did not score anything and had only 3 rebounds and 2 assists. He also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup, but he did not score anything and had only 2 rebounds.
Nwohuocha represented Italy at the European Championships U18 in Volos (Greece) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 3.2ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.2spg.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A very athletic, powerful player with yet nice upside. He plays with great energy at both sides of the court, has great rebound grabbing skills, his future is probably at the 4 position.

Tezenis Verona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Matteo Palermo
Phil Greene_IV
Jamal Jones

Forwards:
Marco Maganza
Mattia Udom

Center:
Curtis Nwohuocha

Coach: Luca Dalmonte

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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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  PANAMA  


Daniel King inks with Barcelona - by Robert OConnell

Panamanian Forward Daniel King (203-PF-87, college: Texas Southern) inks with Barcelona Sporting Club in Ecuador, he played in four tournaments last year, first with Panteras de Parque Lefevre Panama City in Panama where he averaged 11.5ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.6apg. He then landed with Correcaminos de Colon to play the Liga Centroamericana winning the championship with 7.4ppg, 6.6rpg 2.6apg.

He also played with Caballos de Cocle Aguadulce another Panamanian team in the Liga de las Americas with good numbers 5.7ppg 3.0rpg 66% FG. He finished the year with La Union in El Salvador where he averaged a double-double 16.2ppg 14.3rpg 4.0apg and 1.7bpg.

He has experience playing in Uruguay, El Salvador, Nicaragua and his native Panama. He also played with the Panamanian National Team.



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  PARAGUAY  


Libertad adds Kilo to their roster, ex T.Hesperange - by Francisco Vega

Libertad Asuncion (Metropolitan League) added to their roster American forward Lenjo Kilo (203-109kg, college: Savannah State). He played last season at T.Hesperange in Luxembourg N2 league. In 28 games he recorded very impressive stats: 24.5ppg and 2.2apg.

The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Kilo's team made it to the MEAC Tournament Semifinals in 2016. He was also voted All-ECC 2nd Team back in 2014 at his college time.

Kilo graduated from Savannah State in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Olimpia tabs O'Louis McCullough, ex Alianza Viedma - by Francisco Vega

Defending champion Olimpia de Asuncion (Metropolitan League) inked experienced 35-year old American swingman O'Louis McCullough (198-101kg-82, college: Francis Marion, agency: DTMones).

He played most recently at Alianza Viedma in Argentinian TNA league. In 26 games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 19.9ppg and recorded 5.4rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1spg last season. McCullough helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA Honorable Mention.

He won Chilean Liga Nacional championship title in 2015.

McCullough is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Colombia (Patriotas), Mexico (Correcaminos, Ola Verde, Fuerza Guinda Nogales, Osos and Angeles), United Kingdom, Uruguay (Union Atletica), Venezuela (Guaiqueries), Argentina (GECR Indalo, Lanus and Olimpico de La Banda) and Chile (Colo Colo).
McCullough attended Francis Marion University until 2004 and it will be his 14th (!!!) season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Olimpia inks Rodney Alexander, ex Olimpia - by Francisco Vega

Defending champion Olimpia de Asuncion (Metropolitan League) agreed terms with 30-year old American forward Rodney Alexander (201-104kg-87, college: Illinois). He played last season at Olimpia in Uruguayan LUB league. In 20 games he was third best scorer with impressive 22.7ppg and averaged 12.5rpg (#2 in the league), 2.8apg and 1.7spg (in top 5).

In 2009 (a year after he left the college) Alexander was drafted by Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League) in seventh round (109th overall).

The former University of Illinois staris in his tenth season in pro basketball.

The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Alexander's team made it to the Israeli National League Semifinals in 2014. He was selected to Mexican CIBACOPA All-Star Game in 2016.

Alexander is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. Alexander tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Brazil (Americana), Iceland (Grindavik), Venezuela (Gigantes), Israel (Ironi Ramat Gan and Hasharon) and Mexico (Correcaminos, Fuerza Guinda Nogales, Mineros de Caborca and Vaqueros).

On Alexander: A scorer. Will put the ball in the basket in a variety of ways. A streaky 3pt shooter but when he gets it going is impossible to stop. Very athletic and routinely can jump over players. Rebounds very well at both ends.
A hyper active forward who can play out of the PF or the SF spot also. More than makes up for what he lacks in size in hustle and heart. Never backs down and is a relentless presence at both ends of the floor. Possess amazing ball control and utilizes this to often and easily go by bigger players for uncontested dunks. Will take smaller SF down to the blocks where he can use his amazing strength and punish them while drawing easy fouls. Always is in fantastic condition which allows him to rebound at a high level at the end of games. A great leaper he finishes over the rim and on top of bigger players all the time. A decent passer he can break his man down on the dribble and find the open player for easy scores. A great team player and good addition to any team looking for a high energy player
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  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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Asseco signs Bartlomiej Pietras - by Greg

Asseco Gdynia (PLK) signed 19-year old Polish power forward Bartlomiej Pietras (206-98). He has played for the last three seasons at Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B in Spanish EBA league. In 26 games he had 4.5ppg and 4.2rpg last season.
Pietras represented Poland at the European Championships U18 Division B in Skopje (FYR Macedonia) last year. His stats at that event were 8 games: 4.0ppg, 3.6rpg.
Pietras is a product of TKM Wloclawek.

Asseco Gdynia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Krzysztof Szubarga
Jakub Garbacz
Przemyslaw Zolnierewicz
Marcin Wielunski
Mariusz Konopatzki
Bartosz Jankowski
Karol Kaminski

Forwards:
Piotr Szczotka
Filip Put
Mikolaj Witlinski
Bartlomiej Pietras
Michal Kolodziej
Wojciech Czerlonko

Centers:
Dariusz Wyka
Mateusz Itrich

Coach: Przemyslaw Frasunkiewicz

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Robert Banach agreed terms with Cassino - by Eurobasket News

BPC Virtus TSB Cassino (Serie B) strengthened their roster with addition of 20-year old Polish swingman Robert Banach (197-97, agency: Octagon Europe) from Valdiceppo. In 13 Serie B games in Italy he recorded 4.4ppg and 2.8rpg last season. Banach also played that season for Roma Alfa where in 13 Serie B games he averaged 4.4ppg and 2.8rpg.
He was a member of Polish U18 National Team two years ago.
Banach has played previously for two other teams: Roma S.Azzurra and Omegna.

BPC Virtus TSB Cassino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lorenzo Panzini
Niccolo Petrucci
Giuseppe Di_Poce

Forward:
Robert Banach

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Boulazac to sign Darnell Jackson - by Eurobasket News

Boulazac Basket Dordogne (ProA) added to their roster 32-year old American power forward Darnell Jackson (206-122kg-85, college: Kansas). He played last season at Rosa Radom in Polish PLK league. In 35 games he recorded 10.5ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.5apg. Jackson helped them to win the Supercup. He also played 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 13.4ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.7apg.
The previous (2016) summer Jackson played at Caneros in Dominican Rep. LNB. In 8 games he had 6.5ppg and 4.3rpg in 2016 season.
In 2008 he was drafted by Miami Heat (NBA) in second round (52nd overall). Jackson attended University of Kansas and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
He won Ukrainian Superleague championship title in 2012.
Jackson is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit four different continents, while he played in six different countries. Jackson tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in China (Sharks, Xinjiang Flying Tige and Anhui), Philippines (Meralco Bolts), Turkey (Yesilgiresun Bld), Venezuela (Marinos), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers) and NBA G League (Erie Bay Hawks, Reno Bighorns and Westchester Knicks).
On Jackson: A big body inside who has a knack for finding the loose ball An extremely hard worker and gritty competitor An impact player who runs and jumps very well for his size Can be an inside force.

Boulazac Basket Dordogne roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Arnaud Kerckhof
Marc-Antoine Pellin
Marko Sutalo
Gaetan Clerc
Dustin Ware
Karvel Anderson

Forwards:
Aurelien Salmon
Jerome Sanchez
Brandon Ubel
Stephan Gauthier
Lionel Gaudoux

Centers:
Maxime Zianveni
Darnell Jackson
Alexis Tanghe

Coach: Claude Bergeaud

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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 German20.2 
 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. Laury, Mayaguez9.2 
 4. Jefferson, Arecibo9.2 
 5. Famous, Isabela9.1 
 6. Romero, Bayamon8.9 
 7. James, Fajardo8.8 
 8. Clarke, Arecibo8.3 
 9. Collier, Mayaguez8.0 
 10. James, Fajardo8.0 
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. Mendoza, Aguada1.2 
 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, Quebradillas1.8 
 4. Jefferson, Arecibo1.2 
 5. Lalanne, Arecibo1.1 
 6. Orozco, Isabela1.1 
 7. Akindele, Bayamon1.0 
 8. Franklin, San G.1.0 
 9. Hernandez, Quebradi.0.9 
 10. Gaston, Aguada0.9 


Ramon Clemente (ex Mayaguez) signs at Olimpico de La Banda - by Eurobasket News

Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda (LigaA) landed 32-year old Puerto Rican international power forward Ramon Clemente (200-85, college: Wichita State). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Clemente played in the summer at Indios de Mayaguez in Puerto Rican BSN league. In 9 games he averaged 12.6ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.3apg and 1.4spg. The last season Clemente played at Ferrocarril where in 59 LigaA games he had 12.9ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.5apg.
Among other achievements Clemente's team won Argentinian LigaA South Group Regular Season in 2015. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Centrobasket 2nd Team award in 2016.
Clemente represented Puerto Rico at the Centrobasket in Panama City (Panama) last year. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 6 games: 9.5ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.0apg, FGP-3 (76.7%), 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 50.0%.
Clemente is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Clemente has played previously professionally in Israel (Ironi Nahariya, Maccabi Ashdod and Hapoel Yokneam/Megido), Italy (Mantova), Mexico and Argentina (Obras Basket).
He attended Wichita State until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
Clemente's game is described as: A powerful inside player who can spend time in both 4 and 5 positions.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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BSN Round 7 of Quarter-Finals. Quebradillas reach semifinals - by Eurobasket News

Quebradillas - San German 97-77

Quebradillas outgunned San German to seal their semifinal appearance. The game was mostly controlled by Piratas. Atleticos managed to win third quarter 28-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Piratas looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Tu Holloway (182-89, college: Xavier) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 27 points and 12 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!). The former international center Jorge-Bryan Diaz (210-89, college: Nebraska) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. The former international guard Gary Browne (185-93, college: W.Virginia, agency: Inception Sports) answered with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists and the former international forward Carlos Lopez-Sosa (208-90, college: UNLV, agency: Paris Global Sports) added 16 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Atleticos. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Quebradillas: T.Holloway 27+3reb+12ast, J.Bryan Diaz 19+12reb+2ast, R.Chaney 14+3reb+1ast, J.Mojica 13+4reb+5ast, W.Daniels 9+6reb, A.Carmona 6+5reb+1ast
San German: G.Browne 19+8reb+8ast, D.Ebanks 18+4reb+3ast, C.Lopez-Sosa 16+9reb+2ast, J.Keenan 12+6reb+2ast, I.Sosa Carrion 8+2ast, A.Franklin 4+1reb
gschID: 550089





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





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  ROMANIA  


Bogdan Popescu signs at Timba Timosoara - by Eurobasket News

BC Timba Timisoara (Liga I) landed experienced 39-year old former international forward Bogdan Popescu (200-109kg-78, college: Alaska-Fairbanks). He played most recently at CSU Sibiu (Liga Nationala). In 38 games he averaged 12.6ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.2apg last season. Liga I will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Popescu 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 his career as he was selected to Romanian League All-Star Game and All-Domestic Players Team.
Popescu ended the previous (2015-16) season at BC Timisoara (also in Liga Nationala). But the most of that year he spent at SCM CSU Craiova (also in Liga Nationala) where in 35 games he had 8.3ppg and 3.9rpg.
Popescu's team won Romanian Cup in 2015.
He also represented Romania at the 3x3 European Championships in Bucharest last year.
Popescu is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium, France (Quimper UJAP), Germany (EnBW Ludwigsburg), Italy and Romania (Rapid Bucuresti, CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu and Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti).
Popescu is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Timba Timosoara.
Popescu attended Alaska-Fairbanks until 2001 and it will be his 17th (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: He can play both 3 and 4 positions, has great rebounding skills, above all under the offensive glass, and can hit a shot even from behing the 3pts arch.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  RUSSIA  


Stephane Lasme agreed terms with Unics - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) inked experienced 35-year old Gabonese center Stephane Lasme (203-98kg-82, college: Massachusetts). He played most recently at Texas Legends (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 19 games he recorded 11.8ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.1apg, 1.0spg and 3.3bpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Lasme played at Galatasaray in Turkish BSL where in 36 games he averaged 11.6ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.6bpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Center of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team. Lasme also played 24 games in Eurocup where he had 11.2ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.4bpg.
In 2007 Lasme was drafted by Jackson Wildcats (USBL) in third round (22nd overall).
The former University of Massachusetts standoutis in his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Lasme won Greek League championship title in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Defensive Player of the Year award in 2016.
Lasme represented Gabon at the Afrobasket Championships in Rades (Tunisia) two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 11.2ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.0spg, Blocks-3 (1.8bpg), FGP: 52.1%, 3PT: 9.1%, FT: 77.8%.
Lasme is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Serbia (Partizan), Spain (Blusens Monbus), NBA (Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors), Greece (Panathinaikos), Turkey (Anadolu Efes), Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg) and NBA G League (Maine Red Claws).
Lasme is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Unics.
Lasme's game is described as: (by Matthew Maurer for NBADraft.net in 2007)
Extremely mobile and athletic player. Runs the court like a guard and shows rare lateral quickness for a player his size. Fluent shot blocker capable of dominating the lane. Excellent out of position rebounder. Plays the game with raw aggression and passion. Underrated post passer who has little problems identifying open players.
Has problems setting up in the low post as he is often rooted out due to lack of body strength. Still learning the nuances of the game which really show up in his court awareness
.

Unics Kazan roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Vladislav Trushkin
Melvin Ejim

Centers:
Stephane Lasme
Grigori Shukhovtsov

Coach: Dimitris Priftis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Yanick Moreira (ex Naft Abadan) joins Parma - by Eurobasket News

Parma Basket Perm (VTB) agreed terms with 26-year old Angolan ex-international center Yanick Moreira (211-100kg-91, college: SMU). He played last season at Naft Abadan in Iranian Superleague. Moreira also played for another team Raptors 905 in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen that season where in 55 games he had 8.3ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.5apg.
He 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 Moreira was voted All-AAC Most Improved Player of the Year and NABC All-District 25 2nd Team in 2015 at his college time.
Moreira was also a member of Angolan international program for some years. He played for Angolan Senior National Team between 2010 and 2015 and previously for U18 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
Moreira also represented Angola at the World Championships U19 in New Zealand eight years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 5.0ppg, 5.3rpg.
Moreira has played also professionally in France (SPO Rouen), Spain (UCAM Murcia) and NBA (LA Clippers, Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors).
He attended Southern Methodist University until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.
On Moreira: A young center who protects the rim and grabs lots of rebounds. He is improving his ball handling, can score the ball with either hand and is expecte to become a top level player very soon.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Codi Miller-McIntyre (ex Leuven) joins Parma - by Eurobasket News

Parma Basket Perm (VTB) agreed terms with 23-year old American guard Codi Miller-McIntyre (190-93kg-94, college: Wake Forest). He played last season at Stella Artois Leuven Bears in Belgian Euromillions League. In 34 games he was the best scorer with impressive 17.2ppg and averaged 4.3rpg, 5.8apg (leader !!!) and 1.9spg (leader !!!). A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Honorable Mention.
Miller-McIntyre played in the final of National Prep Championships in 2012.
He has played also professionally in .
Miller-McIntyre attended Wake Forest University until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.
On Miller-McIntyre: Outstanding floor leader who can play both guard positions ... Very strong and quick ... Possesses a solid shooting range and can also drive the ball to the rim ... Great defender.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Parma signs Nick Faust, ex Ironi Nahariya - by Eurobasket News

Parma Basket Perm (VTB) signed 24-year old American guard Nick Faust (198-95kg-93, college: Long Beach State). He played last season at Ironi Nahariya in Israeli Winner League. Faust managed to play in three leagues last year. In 37 Winner League games he had 9.4ppg and 2.5rpg. A very impressive season as he was named to Israeli League All-Star Game. Faust also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 13.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.5spg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. And finally Faust contributed to 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 10.9ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Faust played in the final of Big West Tournament in 2016. He was also voted All-Big West Newcomer of the Year in 2016 at his college time.
Faust graduated from Long Beach State in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

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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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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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



Rwandan U16 National Team 2017 - by Greg

4Jonathan Inkindi 01
5Jean Umuhoza 01
6Thierry Nkundwa 01
7Ndahiro Gakuru 01
8Brown Murengezi 01
9Rutishisha Mudenge 01
10Theogene Niyibizi 01
13Yuhi Rutimirwa 01
14Mananga Kazungu 01
15Elias Ngoga 01

Moise Mutokambali Head Coach
Aime Nkusi Assistant



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Serbian U20 National team for European championship - by Zoran Popovic

Head coach of Serbian U20 National team Vladimir Djokic announce list of 12 players for European championship on Crete, Greece. In Serbian team are: Borisa Simanic, Stefan Djordjevic, Slobodan Jovanovic, Nikola Tanaskovic, Vanja Marinkovic, Milos Glisic, Stefan Kenic, Stefan Peno, Novak Music, Nemanja Kapetanovic, Aleksa Stepanovic and Nikola Rakocevic. In coaching staff Vladimir Djokic has assistant coaches Nenad Canak, Mihajlo Susic, strength and condition coach Sasa Stamenkovic and physiotherapist Rastko Tancic. On European championship with our team is traveling Director of mans selections Vladimir Kuzmanovic. Serbian team is in group D with National teams of Italy, Slovenia and Spain.


Nardo keeps Bjelic for another season - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Nature Nardo re-signed experienced 34-year old Montenegrin-Serbian center Goran Bjelic (209-83). He has played there for the last five seasons.
He was selected to C2 All-Star Game in 2012.
Bjelic has spent his entire career in Italy playing for five other teams: Scafati, Monteroni, San Severo, Monte Procida and Frusino.

Nature Nardo roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Yancarlos_Jefferson Rodriguez

Forwards:
Valerio Polonara
Stefano Provenzano

Center:
Goran Bjelic

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Mega Bemax adds Fundic to their roster - by Eurobasket News

BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica (KLS) added to their roster 23-year old forward Stefan Fundic (199-94) from KK Vrsac Swisslion. In 14 KLS games he had 12.9ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.1apg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League 3rd Team. Fundic also played that season for Beovuk where in 26 KLS games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.7ppg, 11.8rpg, 2.3apg and 1.1spg. Great season indeed as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League 3rd Team.

BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Rebic
Novak Music
Nemanja Kapetanovic

Forwards:
Andrija Marjanovic
Stefan Fundic

Center:
Predrag Samardziski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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



Stefan Nikolic re-signs at Cuore Napoli Basket - by Armando Caporaso

Cuore Napoli Basket (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 20-year old Serbian forward Stefan Nikolic (203-97). He played there last season. In 42 Serie B games he had 13.4ppg, 5.8rpg and 2.0apg. Nikolic helped them to win the cup and make to league final. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B 2nd Team. He also spent pre-season at Betaland Cdo (Serie A) that year. It was another spectacular season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B 2nd Team.
Nikolic is a member of Serbian U20 National Team.
He has played previously professionally also in Serbia (Crvena Zvezda) and Italy (Roma S.Azzurra and Virtus Bologna).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nikolic re-signs at Napoli Cuore - by Armando Caporaso

Cuore Napoli Basket (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 20-year old Serbian forward Stefan Nikolic (203-97). He played there last season. In 42 Serie B games he had 13.4ppg, 5.8rpg and 2.0apg. Nikolic helped them to win the cup and make to league final. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B 2nd Team. He also spent pre-season at Betaland Cdo (Serie A) that year. It was another spectacular season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B 2nd Team.
Nikolic is a member of Serbian U20 National Team.
He has played previously professionally also in Serbia (Crvena Zvezda) and Italy (Roma S.Azzurra and Virtus Bologna).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Partizan inks Obrad Tomic - by Igor Obradovic

BC Partizan NiS Beograd (KLS) signed 24-year old center Obrad Tomic (206-93, agency: PEPI SPORT). He has played for the last three seasons at KK Kakanj in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. In 21 games he had 11.4ppg, 9.8rpg (leader !!!) and 1.3apg last season. A very impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Tomic played in the final of Bosnia and Herzegovina League in 2016.
He has played previously professionally also in Slovenia (Union Olimpija Ljubljana junior team) and Bosnia (HKK Zrinjski HT Mostar and Mladost).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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



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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Zlatorog brings back Uros Zadnik (ex-Primorska) - by Zeljko Zule

Zlatorog brought back a familiar face by signing Uros Zadnik (188-PG-90) to a one-year deal, the club announced today.
Zadnik arrives from Primorska, where he averaged 4.5 points, 1.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.1 steals in 31 Slovenian League games last season. Zadnik returns to Zlatorog,where he spent 2012-13 season, averaging 7.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.3 steals in 30 games. Zadnik will be reunited with coach Ales Pipan six years after pair spent one season with Zadar,
Zadnik grew up with Krka and has already played for Slovan, Triglav, Tajfun Sentjur plus Zadar in Croatia, Sodertalje Kings in Sweden and Prievidza in Slovakia.



Paris-Levallois tab Klemen Prepelic - by Eurobasket News

Paris-Levallois (ProA) inked 25-year old Slovenian international guard Klemen Prepelic (191-92) from Limoges CSP Elite. In 33 ProA games in France he averaged impressive 15.8ppg, 2.7rpg and 3.7apg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Prepelic played at EWE Baskets in German BBL where in 32 games he had 10.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 3.2apg. He also played 15 games in Eurocup where he recorded 8.4ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.7apg.
Among other achievements Prepelic's team won Slovenian Cup in 2013. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League Most Improved Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League Guard of the Year award back in 2012.
Prepelic has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Slovenian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Prepelic also represented Slovenia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 14.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.2apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 47.8%, 3PT: 38.9%, FT: 80.0%.
Prepelic has played also professionally in Italy, Turkey (Banvit) and Slovenia (Un.Olimpija, Helios and Branik).

Paris-Levallois roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Louis Campbell
Daniel Nwaelele
Remi Lesca
Klemen Prepelic

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

Center:
Gavin Ware

Coach: Frederic Fauthoux

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Grigonis leaves CB Canarias - by Eurobasket News

23-year old Lithuanian international forward Marius Grigonis (198-94) left Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (Liga Endesa). Grigonis played there also last season. In 30 Liga Endesa games he averaged 6.2ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.0apg. He played there also last season. Grigonis also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 9.5ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.0apg. He helped them to win the Basketball Champions League championship (twice).
The previous (15-16) season Grigonis played at La ICL Manresa. In 34 Liga Endesa games he recorded 9.7ppg and 3.0rpg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 2nd Team award back in 2014.
Grigonis has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team in 2014.
Grigonis represented Lithuania at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 3.0ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.2apg.
Grigonis has played also professionally in Italy and Lithuania (Zalgiris and Zalgiris II Kaunas).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A perimetral player with great technical skills and charisma, despite his teen age. A great passer and finisher, he is not so athletic as you can expect.

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David Atkinson joins Plasencia - by Eurobasket News

Plasencia Extremadura (EBA) agreed terms with 26-year old American forward David Atkinson (203-102kg-91, college: Salem International) from Alba Ibis CB Utrera. In 18 EBA games in Spain he had 12.6ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.2spg last season.
Atkinson's team made it to the MPBA Semifinals in 2016.
He has played also professionally in United Kingdom (Stockport Falcons).
Atkinson attended Salem International until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

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Villarrobledo inks LeShaun Murphy - by Eurobasket News

Agricola Villarrobledo CBV (EBA) signed 27-year old American point guard LeShaun Murphy (183-86kg-90, college: Auburn-Montgomery) from CB Cazorla Jaen Paraiso Interior. In 20 EBA games in Spain he had 14.9ppg, 4.9rpg, 3.8apg and 1.7spg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
Murphy played in the final of NABC-NAIA Dunk Contest in 2015.
He has played also professionally in NEBA (Garland Hoyas).
Murphy attended Auburn University Montgomery until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Agricola Villarrobledo CBV roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
LeShaun Murphy
Adrian Camino

Forward:
Vadal Faniel

Center:
Artur Alaminos

Coach: Manuel Jimenez

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Azuqueca keeps Rojas for another season - by Eurobasket News

Isover Basket Azuqueca (EBA) re-signed 33-year old point guard Alvaro Rojas (173-84). He has played there for the last seven seasons. In 22 EBA games he recorded just 3.0ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.3apg last season.
Rojas is a very experienced player.

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Joan Hernandez agreed terms with Paterna - by Eurobasket News

Power Electronics Paterna (EBA) inked point guard Joan Hernandez (184) from Almassera. In 21 EBA games he recorded 8.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.8apg last season.

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Brad Oleson agreed terms with UCAM Murcia - by Eurobasket News

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB (Liga Endesa) will bolster their roster with addition of experienced 34-year old naturalized American point guard Brad Oleson (191-88kg-83, college: Alaska-Fairbanks, agency: Duran International). He has played for the last four years at FC Barcelona in the Liga Endesa. In 32 games he recorded 7.0ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.6apg last season. Oleson helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. Oleson also played 24 games in Euroleague where he averaged 5.3ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.0apg.
Among other achievements his team won Spanish Liga Endesa Supercup in 2016. Oleson received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
He has played previously professionally in Spain (Baskonia, Baloncesto Fuenlabrada and Rosalia) and USBL (Dodge City L.).
Oleson attended Alaska-Fairbanks until 2005 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: His quickness and court sense make him more than a triple threat to the opponents a great shot from the floor can hit the long range bomb or post up his opponent strong defender and plays bigger than he is.

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Brad Oleson
Sadiel Rojas
Clevin Hannah

Forward:
Ovie Soko

Centers:
Marcos Delia
Kevin Tumba

Coach: Ibon Navarro

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Simon Birgander agreed terms with Joventut - by Eurobasket News

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of 20-year old Swedish power forward Simon Birgander (209-97, agency: Dynamics Global Management). He played most recently at CB Clavijo in the LEB Gold. In 24 games he recorded 4.0ppg and 4.1rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Birgander played at Helsingborg BBK in Swedish Basketettan where in 11 games he averaged 11.8ppg, 13.1rpg, 3.8apg, 1.5spg and 5.7bpg.
He represented Sweden at the European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) last year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 7.9ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.0spg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 63.9%, FT: 52.9%.

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Charles Nkaloulou agreed terms with Castello - by Eurobasket News

TAU Castello (LEB Gold) inked 23-year old Congolese forward Charles Nkaloulou (199-94). He is not a newcomer in Spanish League as he played most recently at Xuven Cambados in the LEB Silver. In 32 games he recorded 14.2ppg and 6.1rpg last season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Nkaloulou played at Zornotza (also in LEB Silver) where in 25 games he averaged 12.6ppg and 6.4rpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Honorable Mention.
Nkaloulou has played previously for two other teams: Leche Rio Breogan and Estudiantes Lugo Leyma Natura.
His game is described as: An athletic forward with great scoring skills, very promising.

TAU Castello roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Joan Faner

Forwards:
Juan Garcia
Charles Nkaloulou

Center:
Eduard Gatell

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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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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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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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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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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.

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Leiden tabs Sergio de Randamie - by Eurobasket News

Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden (Eredivisie) inked 33-year old naturalized Surinamese power forward Sergio de Randamie (201-109kg-84, college: Houston, agency: Court Side) from BC Apollo Amsterdam. In 31 Eredivisie games he averaged 12.1ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.0apg and 1.0spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season de Randamie played at Rotterdam Challengers where in 28 Eredivisie games he had 11.1ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.8apg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Honorable Mention.
He won Dutch Promotie Divisie championship title in 2010.
de Randamie has spent his entire career in Holland playing for four other teams: Den Helder, ABC Amsterdam, Groningen and Zwolle.
de Randamie attended University of Houston until 2006 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: Incredible rebounder on both Ends of the Floor! Great defensive Player. Good scorer from inside to 3pt Range! Real Teamplayer!.

Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jessey Voorn
Worthy de_Jong

Forwards:
Sergio de_Randamie
Mohamed Kherrazi

Center:
Floris Versteegh

Coach: Paul Vervaeck

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Simon Birgander agreed terms with Joventut - by Eurobasket News

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of 20-year old Swedish power forward Simon Birgander (209-97, agency: Dynamics Global Management). He played most recently at CB Clavijo in the LEB Gold. In 24 games he recorded 4.0ppg and 4.1rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Birgander played at Helsingborg BBK in Swedish Basketettan where in 11 games he averaged 11.8ppg, 13.1rpg, 3.8apg, 1.5spg and 5.7bpg.
He represented Sweden at the European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) last year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 7.9ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.0spg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 63.9%, FT: 52.9%.

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Utah Jazz signs Jonas Jerebko - by Eurobasket News

Utah Jazz (NBA) signed 30-year old Swedish power forward Jonas Jerebko (208-105kg-87). He has played for the last two seasons at Boston Celtics. In 90 NBA games he had 3.8ppg and 3.3rpg last season. NBA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Jerebko helped them to win the Atlantic Division title (twice) (also twice).
In 2009 he was drafted by Detroit Pistons in second round (39th overall).
Jerebko was voted NBA All-Rookie 2nd Team back in 2010.
He was also a member of Swedish international program for some years. Jerebko played for Swedish Senior National Team between 2006 and 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
He also represented Sweden at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 16.0ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.4apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 48.8%, 3PT: 26.3%, FT: 79.3%.
Jerebko has played previously professionally in Italy (Angelico Biella) and Sweden (BC Lulea and Boras Basket).
He could be described: (by Borko Popic for NBADraft.net in 2009)
Has the size and athleticism to be able to mix it up inside and outside His outside shot has continued to improve and he is now able to comfortably step out to the NBA three and easily knock down shots from deep He shows his athleticism by finishing strong around and above the rim His strength is also a key ingredient to his game as he is able to battle with bigger players inside and can also do some damage with his back to the basket.
Lacks the fluidness and finesse that is present in many European prospect His shot is effective, but his release is extremely slow and he is not good at shooting on the move or off the dribble
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Giacomelli re-signs at San Miniato - by Eurobasket News

Etrusca Basket San Miniato (Serie B) confirmed in their roster 22-year old naturalized Swiss small forward Olivier Giacomelli (198-95, agency: Players Group). He played there last season. In 32 Serie B games he recorded 8.5ppg and 3.9rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Giacomelli played at Gessi Valsesia Basket where in 38 Serie B games he averaged 6.2ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.0apg. He helped them to make it to the group semifinals.
Giacomelli was a member of Italian U18 National Team in 2013.
He has played previously for two other teams: Angelico Biella and Sangiorgese.

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Thabo Sefolosha signs at Utah Jazz - by Eurobasket News

Utah Jazz (NBA) landed 33-year old Swiss guard Thabo Sefolosha (201-98kg-84). He has played for the last three years at Atlanta Hawks. In 65 NBA games he averaged 6.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.6apg and 1.4spg last season.
In 2006 Sefolosha was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers in first round (13th overall).
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Honorable Mention award back in 2012.
Sefolosha was also a member of Swiss international program for some years. He played for Swiss Senior National Team between 2003 and 2014 and previously for U18 National Team in 2001.
Sefolosha represented Switzerland at the European Championships Division B eight years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 15.8ppg, 6.5rpg, 3.3apg, 1.3spg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 37.8%, 3PT: 26.3%, FT: 80.0%.
Sefolosha is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in France (Chalon/Saor), Italy (Angelico Biella), Turkey (Fenerbahce), other NBA teams (Chicago Bulls and Oklahoma City Thunder) and Switzerland (Lakers).
Sefolosha's game is described as: A promising point guard with amazing ball-handling skills, court vision and a quick first step; has a powerfil body; penetrates well, can finish with a dunk; his size, quickness and long arms combine to allow him to defend very well;.

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A.J. Hess joins Starwings - by Luca Maffioli

Starwings Basket Regio Basel (LNA) agreed terms with 23-year old American swingman A.J. Hess (201-95kg-94). He just graduated from South Dakota State University (NCAA).
As mentioned above Hess is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
He was voted HS Division 4 Player of the Year back in 2012 at his college time.

Starwings Basket Regio Basel roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Petar Babic
Alexis Herrmann
Alessandro Verga

Forward:
A.J. Hess

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Coach Thibaut Petit agreed terms with Lugano Tigers - by Luca Maffioli

Thibaut Petit (agency: LBM Management ) agreed terms with Lugano Tigers. The 37-years old head coach comes back to Lugano. In 2016 he signed a deal but he left the team before the season start due to family reasons. The Belgian head coach started his career in Belgium then he moved to Switzerland (Universite BC Neuchatel and BBC Monthey), France women LFB (Arras Pays d'Artois Basket Feminin). In 2013 he comes back to Belgium (Royal Castors Braine, VOO Wolves Verviers-Pepinster and betFIRST Liege Basket). Petit was coaching Armenian U20 National Team in 2016.


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Tunisian U16 National Team 2017 - by Greg

4Mohamed Mnafedh 01
5Ahmed Rebai 01
6Fares Kacem 01
7Ahmed Gara 01
8Mohamed Benzarti 01
9Sameh Ben Amor 01
10Wajih Chebbi 01
11Faiez Ghomrassi 01
12Wajih Tebai 01
13Mohamed Zaghouani 02
14Bouraoui Gahbiche 01
15Zied Mehrez 01

Oualid Zrida Head Coach
Khelil BenAmeur Assistant



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Darussafaka may tab James Bell, ex Hapoel Holon - by Eurobasket News

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL) is close to add to their roster 25-year old American swingman James Bell (197-100kg-92, college: Villanova) who played last time at Hapoel Unet Holon in Israel. In 37 Winner League games he had 14.9ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg last season. He helped them to win the regular season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
The previous (15-16) season Bell played at Sluc Nancy in French ProA where in 28 games he recorded 9.5ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.3apg. He also played 10 games in Eurocup where he averaged 8.6ppg and 2.4rpg.
Bell has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
He represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Latvia six years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 3.8ppg, 3.1rpg.
Bell has played also professionally in Italy (Vanoli Cremona).
He attended Villanova University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
On Bell: An explosive leaper who thrives in transition ... Offers size and a quality shooting touch from the wing spot ... Has range beyond the 3-point arc.

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Scotty Hopson (ex Ironi Nahariya) may be added to Galatasaray roster - by Eurobasket News

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (BSL) is close to ink 28-year old American swingman Scotty Hopson (200-93kg-89, college: Tennessee) who played last time at Ironi Nahariya in Israel. Hopson managed to play in five leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 18 Winner League games he averaged impressive 15.9ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.4apg and 1.1spg. He also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had very remarkable stats: 25.0ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.5apg. The other team Hopson played shortly was Cedevita in Croatian A1. The team played in three different competitions that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 7 A1 games he recorded high stats: 17.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.7apg and 1.1spg. Hopson also played 2 games in Eurocup where he got 13.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg. He also played 9 games in ABA League where he got 10.2ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.6apg and 1.0spg.
Hopson has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements his team was regular season runner-up in Israeli Premier League in 2013. Hopson received also Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 1st Team award back in 2013.
He is a very experienced player. Hopson has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to six different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Hopson has played previously professionally also in China (Long Lions), Greece (Kolossos H Hotels), Spain (Baskonia), NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce and Canton Charge) and Turkey (Anadolu Efes).
He attended University of Tennessee until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Hopson's game is described as: a long athletic and explosive swingman who is a natural scorer able to easily attack the basket and finish. Efficient offensive player who shoots a high FG percentage and is developing into an excellent 3 point shooter. Rebounds very well for his position and is a willing and capable passer.

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Ilyasova re-signs at the Hawks - by Eurobasket News

Atlanta Hawks confirmed in their roster 30-year old Turk international forward Ersan Ilyasova (208-107kg-87). He played there last season. In 32 NBA games he had 9.2ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.3apg. Ilyasova also played for the 76ers where in 53 NBA games he recorded 14.9ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.8apg. The other team he played shortly were the Thunder. In three NBA games he averaged 5.0ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.0spg.
In 2005 Ilyasova was drafted by Milwaukee Bucks in second round (36th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Spanish ACB championship title in 2009. Ilyasova was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Honorable Mention in 2010 and 2016.
He was also a member of Turkish international program for some years. Ilyasova played for Turkish Senior National Team between 2004 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2006.
He also represented Turkey at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 15.2ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 48.8%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 83.3%.
Ilyasova is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in other NBA teams (Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic), Turkey (Anadolu Efes, Trabzonspor and Yesilyurt), Spain (FC Barcelona) and NBA G League (Oklahoma City Blue).
Ilyasova could be described: His family came from Uzbekistan, naturalized Turkish, is the prototipe of the modern small forward; tall as a center, has the quickness the cohordination and the ball handling of a guard; has great shooting range, and a special instinct for the offensive rebound; NBA potential.
Absolute NBA-potential. Great rebounder, can also shoot the '3'. There is confusion about his passport and his date of birth. It is said that he came two years ago from Uzebikstan and got the Turkish passport. Some say his name was Arsen Ilyasov and that he was Born in 1984 (and not in 1987). But Ilyasova himself says that he was Born: the Ukraine
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Atlanta Hawks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Josh Magette
Bryce Cotton

Forwards:
Ersan Ilyasova
Mike Muscala
Tyler Cavanaugh
John Collins

Center:
Dewayne Dedmon

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EA7 Armani adds Theodore to their roster, ex Banvit BK - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) added to their roster 28-year old American point guard Jordan Theodore (182-79kg-89, college: Seton Hall). He played last season at Banvit Basketbol Kulubu in Turkish BSL league. In 31 games he was third best scorer with impressive 18.4ppg and averaged 3.7rpg, 7.2apg (leader !!!) and 1.2spg. Theodore helped them to win the cup. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Import Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and named to 1st Team. Theodore also played 19 games in Basketball Champions League where he had very remarkable stats: 16.2ppg, 4.1rpg, 7.5apg and 1.2spg. He contributed to his team making it to the final. Great season indeed as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Guard of the Year.
The previous (15-16) season Theodore played at Deutsche Bank Skyliners in German BBL. In 37 games he recorded 14.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.7apg and 1.5spg. Theodore contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Newcomer of the Year, named to 3rd Team and named to All-Newcomers Team. Theodore also played 18 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 14.4ppg, 3.4rpg, 4.6apg and 1.7spg. He contributed to his team winning the Cup. A very good season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
Theodore is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in four different countries. Theodore tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally also in France (JL Bourg), Puerto Rico (Mets) and Dominican Republic (Huracanes del Atlantico).
Theodore attended Seton Hall University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
On Theodore: a quick athletic high energy scoring PG who is a great penetrator and finisher at the basket. Shoots a high percentage from FG and FT and quickly developing into a good 3 point shooter. Tremendous pressure defender who is a disruptive on and off the ball defensive force.

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dairis Bertans
Jordan Theodore
Andrew Goudelock

Forwards:
Vladimir Micov
Amath M'Baye

Centers:
Patric Young
Kaleb Tarczewski

Coach: Simone Pianigiani

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Mehmet Yagmur signs at Galatasaray - by Eurobasket News

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (BSL) landed 30-year old international point guard Mehmet Yagmur (188-87). He has played for the last three years at Darussafaka in the BSL. In 23 games he averaged just 2.3ppg last season. Yagmur helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 10 games in Euroleague, but he had only 0.3ppg. Yagmur contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Turkish Cup final in 2016. Yagmur received also Eurobasket.com Turkish League All-Domestic Players Team award in 2016.
He has been a member of Turkish international program for some years. Yagmur has been regularly called to Turkish senior team since 2014 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2006.
He has played previously for five other teams: Tofas, Pinar Karsiyaka, Turk Telekom, Besiktas and Eskisehir Basket.
Yagmur's game is described as: Great passing skills, has the right ball handling and court vision; need to improve his shooting range and his decision-making to become a good point guard.

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Marcus Denmon (ex Gaziantep) agreed terms with Panathinaikos - by Eurobasket News

Panathinaikos Athens (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old American guard Marcus Denmon (191-84kg-90, college: Missouri, agency: BeoBasket). He played most recently at Gaziantep Basketbol in Turkish BSL league. In 31 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.1ppg, 4.4rpg, 4.2apg and 1.4spg (in top 4) last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout. Denmon also played 14 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged remarkable 17.1ppg, 4.5rpg, 4.2apg and 1.9spg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup 2nd Team.
The previous (2016) summer Denmon played at Hunan in Chinese NBL. In 6 games he had high stats: 44.5ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.7apg and 2.5spg in 2016 season.
In 2012 Denmon was drafted by San Antonio Spurs (NBA) in second round (59th overall). He attended University of Missouri and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Denmon played in the final of NBA Pro Summer League in Utah in 2015.
He represented USA at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 8.3ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.4apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 56.7%, 3PT: 17.6%, FT: 75.0%.
Thanks to Denmon's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Denmon has played previously professionally also in France (Chalon/Saor) and Italy (Enel Brindisi).

Panathinaikos Athens roster for 2017-2018:

James Gist
Ian Vougioukas
K.C. Rivers
Nikos Pappas
Chris Singleton
Nick Calathes
Marcus Denmon
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

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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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
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Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Hakan Demirel
Jaka Klobucar
Michael Thompson

Forwards:
Ilkan Karaman
Ugur Dokuyan

Centers:
Eric Buckner
Ayberk Olmaz

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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS  


Rakeem Christmas Foundation Block Party to Combine Rakeem, NBA Athletes, Fusion Band, Vendors and More - by David Edole

The Rakeem Christmas (206-F-91, college: Syracuse) Foundation (RCF) has announced its block party, 'Christmas in July,' will be held from 6-10 p.m., Friday, July 21. Enjoy the music of St. Croix's own Fusion Band as well as other artists and performers at the Caravelle Hotel's block on the Christiansted Waterfront (adjacent to Rum Runners Restaurant). Eat at the not for profit 501c3 food vendors, such as the Boys & Girls Club and the RCF Team; all fundraising will benefit the youth of the territory. National Basketball Association (NBA) players will host the RCF Christmas in July event. The block will be cordoned off for safe access.

Rakeem grew up on St. Croix and is currently a second-year NBA athlete with the Indiana Pacers. The RCF creates multiple events that can not only benefit children but still bring entertainment and fun to the entire community. A VIP reception and silent auction is slated for 6-10 p.m., Thursday, July 20, at Diageo's Visitor Center and RCF will be the benefactor. Space is limited and it is expected to sell out.

Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.ChristmasBasketball.com. Both events will sponsor and support the foundation's rehabilitation projects of neighborhood/community basketball courts and the RCF All Star Team.

In addition to renovating severely dilapidated courts throughout the Virgin Islands, Rakeem's desire is to create opportunities that will showcase youth who are highly skilled and capable of excelling in the sport that he has come to love. Providing safe courts to hone their talents is just one key step forward in realizing this vision. RCF: Christmas in July 2017 is slated for July 17-23.



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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.

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Dugat re-signs at Budivelnyk - by Eurobasket News

Budivelnyk Kyiv (Superleague) confirmed in their roster 30-year old American point guard Henry Dugat (183-82kg-87, college: Baylor). He played there last season. In 36 Superleague games he recorded 14.7ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.3apg and 1.7spg. Dugat helped them to win the league title and they also made it to the Cup final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Guard of the Year.
The previous (15-16) season he played at STB Le Havre in French ProA where in 30 games he averaged 10.6ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg. Dugat also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 14.2ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.8apg and 1.8spg.
Dugat is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America) in six different countries. Dugat has played previously professionally in Germany (Phoenix Hagen), Hungary (Atomeromu), Mexico (Toros, Fuerza Regia, Halcones UV Xalapa and Frayles de Guasave), Sweden (BC Lulea), Venezuela (Marinos) and NBA G League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers).
He attended Baylor University until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: NBA level PG with a 41 inch vertical - Quick, athletic guard. Known for highlight-reel quality drives, dunks and blocks Praised by coaches for defensive skills. Finished seventh all-time with 158 career 3-point field goals made Finished career fourth all-time at Baylor with 152 career steals.

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Budivelnyk keeps Fields for another season - by Eurobasket News

Budivelnyk Kyiv (Superleague) re-signed 29-year old American guard Brandon Fields (193-88kg-88, college: Nevada). He played there last season. In 14 Superleague games he recorded 14.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 5.1apg (top 5) and 1.3spg. Fields helped them to win the league title (twice) and they also made it to the Cup final (twice). Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Honorable Mention. He also played that season for VL Pesaro in Italian Serie A where in 19 games he averaged 10.2ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.5apg and 1.2spg.
Fields has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He is a very experienced player. Thanks to Fields' pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America) in ten different countries. Fields has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Hungary, Japan (Shiga L-Stars), Morocco, Romania, Slovakia, NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars, Austin Spurs and Grand Rapids Drive), South Korea (LG Sakers), Czech Republic (Levice) and Dominican Republic (Caneros de La Romana).
He attended University of Nevada until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

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  UNITED KINGDOM  


Naestved lands Conner Washington, ex Leicester R. - by Eurobasket News

Team FOG Naestved (Ligaen) tabbed 25-year old British point guard Conner Washington (184-PG-92). He has played for the last five years at Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders in British BBL league. In 37 games he averaged 7.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 3.2apg last season. Washington helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-British BBL Honorable Mention, All-Defensive Team and All-Domestic Players Team. He also spent pre-season at Riders (also in BBL) that year. A very impressive season as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-British BBL Honorable Mention, All-Defensive Team and All-Domestic Players Team.
Washington represented United Kingdom at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.8ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.3apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 83.3%.
Washington has played also professionally in United Kingdom for London Lions.

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  URUGUAY  


Metropolitan Round 11: No surprise as #1 Sayago defeats Auriblanco - by Eurobasket News

Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

Ascenso top team - Sayago (9-0) added another victory to their record on Wednesday. This time they beat eleventh ranked Auriblanco (3-7) 84-79. Sayago looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a great evening for forward Emiliano Gonzalez (198-88) who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. American center Paul Harrison (203-89, college: N.Greenville) helped adding 11 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. Rodrigo Goncalvez responded with 25 points and 9 rebounds. Undefeated Sayago have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. They maintain first place with 9-0 record. Auriblanco lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with seven games lost. Sayago are looking forward to face Colon (#12) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Auriblanco's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Montevideo to the arena Marne.

In the last game of round 11 Colon lost to Tabare on the opponent's court 65-70.

Sayago - Auriblanco 84-79

Ascenso top team - Sayago (9-0) added another victory to their record on Wednesday. This time they beat eleventh ranked Auriblanco (3-7) 84-79. Sayago looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a great evening for forward Emiliano Gonzalez (198-88) who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. American center Paul Harrison (203-89, college: N.Greenville) helped adding 11 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Sayago players scored in double figures. Rodrigo Goncalvez responded with 25 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Facundo Sanchez (177-90) scored 3 points, 5 rebounds and 14 assists. Sayago have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. They maintain first place with 9-0 record. Auriblanco lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with seven games lost. Sayago are looking forward to face Colon (#12) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Auriblanco's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Montevideo to the arena Marne.
Top scorers:
Sayago: E.Gonzalez 23+7reb+4ast, J.Garbarino 14+4reb+2ast, M.Perdomo 13+3reb+6ast, R.Brause 11+4reb+1ast, P.Harrison 11+14reb+4ast, G.Fernandez 7+1reb+2ast
Auriblanco: R.Goncalvez 25+9reb+2ast, N.Gentini 17+1reb+3ast, A.Jones 16+2reb, A.Taibo 9+9reb+1ast, E.Suarez 7+3reb+3ast, F.Sanchez 3+5reb+14ast
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Tabare - Colon 70-65

Very expected game when 12th ranked Colon (2-9) was defeated on the road by third ranked Tabare (7-3) 70-65 on Wednesday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. It was a great evening for American forward Charles McCann (193, college: LIU Post) who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Emiliano Serres (205-97) helped adding 14 points and 6 rebounds. Tabare's coach Carlos Barrios used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Forward Federico Della-Mea (187-92) responded with 20 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Tirrell Brown (198-93, college: Ouachita Baptist) scored 13 points and 7 rebounds. Four Colon players scored in double figures. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Tabare. They maintain third place with 7-3 record having just one point less than leader Sayago. Colon at the other side keeps the twelfth position with nine games lost. Tabare will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Colon will play on the road against the league's leader Sayago (#1) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Tabare: C.McCann 18+6reb+2ast, E.Serres 14+6reb+1ast, G.Rivas 12+3reb+2ast, F.Alvarez 8+2reb+1ast, A.Cabillon 8+7reb+2ast, G.Diaz 7+3reb+4ast
Colon: F.Della Mea 20+6reb, T.Brown 13+7reb+3ast, F.Ferreira 11+8reb+1ast, A.Rodriguez 11+2reb, N.Garcia 6+2reb+5ast, L.Lepiani 4+3reb+3ast
gschID: 549495





Olimpia inks Rodney Alexander, ex Olimpia - by Francisco Vega

Defending champion Olimpia de Asuncion (Metropolitan League) agreed terms with 30-year old American forward Rodney Alexander (201-104kg-87, college: Illinois). He played last season at Olimpia in Uruguayan LUB league. In 20 games he was third best scorer with impressive 22.7ppg and averaged 12.5rpg (#2 in the league), 2.8apg and 1.7spg (in top 5).

In 2009 (a year after he left the college) Alexander was drafted by Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League) in seventh round (109th overall).

The former University of Illinois staris in his tenth season in pro basketball.

The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Alexander's team made it to the Israeli National League Semifinals in 2014. He was selected to Mexican CIBACOPA All-Star Game in 2016.

Alexander is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. Alexander tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Brazil (Americana), Iceland (Grindavik), Venezuela (Gigantes), Israel (Ironi Ramat Gan and Hasharon) and Mexico (Correcaminos, Fuerza Guinda Nogales, Mineros de Caborca and Vaqueros).

On Alexander: A scorer. Will put the ball in the basket in a variety of ways. A streaky 3pt shooter but when he gets it going is impossible to stop. Very athletic and routinely can jump over players. Rebounds very well at both ends.
A hyper active forward who can play out of the PF or the SF spot also. More than makes up for what he lacks in size in hustle and heart. Never backs down and is a relentless presence at both ends of the floor. Possess amazing ball control and utilizes this to often and easily go by bigger players for uncontested dunks. Will take smaller SF down to the blocks where he can use his amazing strength and punish them while drawing easy fouls. Always is in fantastic condition which allows him to rebound at a high level at the end of games. A great leaper he finishes over the rim and on top of bigger players all the time. A decent passer he can break his man down on the dribble and find the open player for easy scores. A great team player and good addition to any team looking for a high energy player
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By Eurobasket Data Center

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  VENEZUELA  


Panteras tab coach Ronald Guillen, ex Marinos - by Eurobasket News

Panteras de Aguascalientes (LNBP) inked 33-year old Venezuelan coach Ronald Guillen. He coached most recently at Marinos in Venezuelan LPB league. Guillen also coached for Guaros (also in LPB) that season. His team won InterContinental Cup.
Guillen has coached previously professionally in Venezuela (Trotamundos, Miranda and Aduaneros) and Mexico (Soles).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE  


Parma signs Nick Faust, ex Ironi Nahariya - by Eurobasket News

Parma Basket Perm (VTB) signed 24-year old American guard Nick Faust (198-95kg-93, college: Long Beach State). He played last season at Ironi Nahariya in Israeli Winner League. Faust managed to play in three leagues last year. In 37 Winner League games he had 9.4ppg and 2.5rpg. A very impressive season as he was named to Israeli League All-Star Game. Faust also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 13.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.5spg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. And finally Faust contributed to 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 10.9ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Faust played in the final of Big West Tournament in 2016. He was also voted All-Big West Newcomer of the Year in 2016 at his college time.
Faust graduated from Long Beach State in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Codi Miller-McIntyre (ex Leuven) joins Parma - by Eurobasket News

Parma Basket Perm (VTB) agreed terms with 23-year old American guard Codi Miller-McIntyre (190-93kg-94, college: Wake Forest). He played last season at Stella Artois Leuven Bears in Belgian Euromillions League. In 34 games he was the best scorer with impressive 17.2ppg and averaged 4.3rpg, 5.8apg (leader !!!) and 1.9spg (leader !!!). A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Honorable Mention.
Miller-McIntyre played in the final of National Prep Championships in 2012.
He has played also professionally in .
Miller-McIntyre attended Wake Forest University until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.
On Miller-McIntyre: Outstanding floor leader who can play both guard positions ... Very strong and quick ... Possesses a solid shooting range and can also drive the ball to the rim ... Great defender.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Yanick Moreira (ex Naft Abadan) joins Parma - by Eurobasket News

Parma Basket Perm (VTB) agreed terms with 26-year old Angolan ex-international center Yanick Moreira (211-100kg-91, college: SMU). He played last season at Naft Abadan in Iranian Superleague. Moreira also played for another team Raptors 905 in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen that season where in 55 games he had 8.3ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.5apg.
He 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 Moreira was voted All-AAC Most Improved Player of the Year and NABC All-District 25 2nd Team in 2015 at his college time.
Moreira was also a member of Angolan international program for some years. He played for Angolan Senior National Team between 2010 and 2015 and previously for U18 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
Moreira also represented Angola at the World Championships U19 in New Zealand eight years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 5.0ppg, 5.3rpg.
Moreira has played also professionally in France (SPO Rouen), Spain (UCAM Murcia) and NBA (LA Clippers, Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors).
He attended Southern Methodist University until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.
On Moreira: A young center who protects the rim and grabs lots of rebounds. He is improving his ball handling, can score the ball with either hand and is expecte to become a top level player very soon.

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



Residence inks Alli Gloyd - by Eurobasket News

Residence de Walferdange (Total League) signed 25-year old American forward Alli Gloyd (185-92, college: Arizona). She plays this summer at Cairns Dolphins in Australian QBL. In 8 games she had very impressive stats: 17.1ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.4apg and 1.4spg. The last season Gloyd played at Wolfpack Wolfenbuettel in German 2.Bundesliga where in 27 games she recorded also remarkable stats: 17.6ppg, 10.7rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg. She helped them to make it to the group final after they ended regular season as second best team. Quite impressive season as she was voted Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga North Forward of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team.
Gloyd has played also professionally in Australia for Latrobe City Energy.
She attended University of Arizona until 2015 and it will be her third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @610Sportsusa)

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Residence inks Alli Gloyd, ex Cairns D. - by Eurobasket News

Residence de Walferdange (Total League) signed 25-year old American forward Alli Gloyd (185-92, college: Arizona). She plays this summer at Cairns Dolphins in Australian QBL. In 8 games she had very impressive stats: 17.1ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.4apg and 1.4spg. The last season Gloyd played at Wolfpack Wolfenbuettel in German 2.Bundesliga where in 27 games she recorded also remarkable stats: 17.6ppg, 10.7rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg. She helped them to make it to the group final after they ended regular season as second best team. Quite impressive season as she was voted Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga North Forward of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team.
Gloyd has played also professionally in Australia for Latrobe City Energy.
She attended University of Arizona until 2015 and it will be her third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @610Sportsusa)

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PINKK-Pecsi inks Shelby Cheslek, ex SW Metro P. - by Nagy Szilveszter

PINKK-Pecsi 424 (A Division) signed 25-year old American center Shelby Cheslek (196-92, college: Gonzaga). She played this summer at South West Metro Pirates in Australian QBL. In 10 games she had very impressive stats: 16.6ppg, 13.4rpg, 1.5apg, 1.4spg and 2.7bpg. The last season Cheslek played at Dafni Agioy in Greek A1 where in 24 games she recorded also remarkable stats: 15.6ppg, 10.6rpg, 1.2apg and 1.0bpg. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Greek League 3rd Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Cheslek's team won WCC Regular Season for three years in a row (between 2013 and 2015).
She has played also professionally in WNBA (Phoenix Mercury).
Cheslek attended Gonzaga University until 2016 and it will be her second season as a professional player.

PINKK-Pecsi 424 roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikolett Gemes-Sarok
Nora Rujak
Petra Santa

Forward:
Sara Benke

Centers:
Emese Kovalcsik
Lilla Zsilinszky
Shelby Cheslek
Nikolett Sera

Coach: Jens Tillman

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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  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

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  CANADA  


Nirra Fields (ex Edremit) is a newcomer at UNI Gyor - by Nagy Szilveszter

CMB Cargo UNI Gyor (A Division) added to their roster 24-year old Canadian international guard Nirra Fields (175-93, college: UCLA). She played most recently at Edremit in Turkish TKBL. In 17 games she recorded very impressive stats: 24.3ppg, 8.3rpg, 3.6apg and 2.6spg last season.
Last year Fields was drafted by Phoenix Mercury (WNBA) in third round (32nd overall).
The former Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles standoutis in her second season in pro basketball. Fields played in the final of Pac-12 Tournament in 2013 and 2016.
She has been also a member of Canadian international program for some years. Fields has regularly played for Canadian senior team since 2013 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2011.
She represented Canada at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 5.7ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.2apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 61.5%.
The scouts decsribe her following way: A high-scoring point guard with great personality and huge international experience.

CMB Cargo UNI Gyor roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Timea Czank
Anna Lakloth
Zsofia Simon
Nirra Fields
Dorina Marko

Forwards:
Zsofia Varga
Tijana Krivacevic
Aniko Simon
Petra Szabo
Cyesha Goree
Agnes Torok

Centers:
Kamila Stepanova
Vanessza Kovacs

Coach: Peter Volgyi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CENTROBASKET  


Review of Day 1 in Saint Thomas - by Eurobasket News

Guatemala - U.S. Virgin Islands 58-82
US Virgin Islands ensured the winning start their Centrobasket campaign. They edged Guatemala in the opener. Natalie Day (182-G/F-90, college: Portland) recorded 21 points and 17 rebounds to lead the hosts. US Virgin Islands registered a 39:31 halftime lead. They dropped 43 points in the second half and eased to the win. Imani Tate (173-G-95, agency: LBM Management) and Taylor Jones (173-G-97) netted 18 points each for the winners. Sonia Vasquez (182-F-83) responded with 16 points and 8 boards for Guatemala.

Puerto Rico - Jamaica 90-44
Puerto Rico fired past Jamaica in the opener. Pamela Rosado (165-PG-86) netted 18 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and issued 5 assists in the win. Puerto Rico piled up a 47:27 halftime lead. They held Jamaica to just 17 points in the second half and cruised to the win. Michelle Gonzalez (167-PG-89, college: FIU) netted 15 points in the victory. Yanique Gordon (193-F/C-91, college: Cent.Florida) responded with 14 points and 6 rebounds for Jamaica.

Mexico - Bahamas 61-56
Mexico outgunned Bahamas to open win count in St Thomas. Daniela Pardo (165-PG-94) produced 14 points to lead the winners. Mexico jumped to a 23:10 lead after ten minutes. Bahamas outscored their opponents in each of the following three quarters but could not overcame an early deficit. Jacqueline Luna-Castro, Alexis Castro (180-F/G-86, college: Vermont) and Maria Orozco (176-PF-86, college: Buffalo) finished with 10 points each for Mexico. Leashja Grant (188-C-94) responded with 29 points and 7 rebounds for Bahamas.




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  CROATIA  


Bornova tabs Shavonte Zellous - by Eurobasket News

Bornova Becker (TKBL) inked 31-year old American (has also Croatian passport) guard Shavonte Zellous (178-70kg-86, college: Pittsburgh). She plays in the summer at New York Liberty (WNBA). Zellous managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 16 WNBA games she averaged 12.1ppg, 3.8rpg and 2.9apg. The last season she played at Besiktas where in 32 games she had very impressive stats: 16.9ppg, 5.7rpg and 3.8apg.
In 2009 Zellous was drafted by Detroit Shock (WNBA) in first round (11th overall).
The former University of Pittsburgh staris in her ninth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Zellous received Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKBL Guard of the Year award back in 2013 and 2014.
She represented Croatia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 11.7ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.2spg, FGP: 43.9%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 83.3%.
Zellous is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in Israel (Ramat Hasharon), Latvia, WNBA (Indiana Fever) and Turkey (Fenerbahce, Mersin BSB, Galatasaray and Adana ASKI Mersin).

Bornova Becker roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Asena Yalcin
Kubra Erat

Forwards:
Adrijana Knezevic
Saziye Ivegin
Duygu Firat

Centers:
Iva Perovanovic
Michelle Snow

Coach: Ceyhun Yildizoglu

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CZECH REPUBLIC  


Fenerbahce signs Kia Vaughn - by Lior Hai

Fenerbahce Spor Kulubu Istanbul (KBSL) signed 30-year old Czech international power forward Kia Vaughn (193-94kg-87, college: Rutgers). She is a dual citizen owning also Czech Republic passport. Vaughn played this summer at New York Liberty (WNBA). She managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 10 WNBA games she had 7.2ppg and 5.6rpg. The last season Vaughn played at USK Praha in Czech Republic where in 22 games she recorded 10.0ppg and 5.5rpg. She also played 19 games in Euroleague where she averaged 10.2ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.2apg and 1.2spg. Vaughn helped them to make it to the Euroleague Final Four.
In 2009 she was drafted by New York Liberty (WNBA) in first round (8th overall).
Vaughn attended Rutgers, The State University and it will be her ninth season in pro basketball. She won Czech Republic D1 championship title for five years in a row (between 2013 and 2017).
Vaughn also represented Czech Republic at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 16.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 57.9%, FT: 66.7%.
Vaughn has played also professionally in Israel (Ramat Hasharon and Elitzur Ramla), Italy (Taranto) and WNBA (Washington Mystics).

Fenerbahce Spor Kulubu Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Birsel Vardarli
Ozge Yavas

Forward:
Ayse Cora

Center:
Tilbe Senyurek

By Eurobasket Data Center

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UNI Gyor lands Kamila Stepanova - by Nagy Szilveszter

CMB Cargo UNI Gyor (A Division) tabbed 29-year old Czech ex-international center Kamila Stepanova (191-88). She played most recently at Villeneuve D'Ascq ESB Lille Metropole in French LFB league. Stepanova managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 30 LFB games she averaged 6.6ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.4apg. She helped them to win the LFB title (twice). Stepanova also played 14 games in Euroleague where she had 6.0ppg and 3.0rpg. And finally she contributed to 2 games in Eurocup where she recorded 3.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.0spg.
The previous (15-16) season Stepanova played at Toulouse Metropole Basket (also in LFB). In 26 games she got 6.8ppg and 4.5rpg.
Among other achievements she received Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian Extraliga 1st Team award back in 2012.
Stepanova was also a member of Czech Republic international program for some years. She played for Czech Republic Senior National Team between 2011 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team in 2008.
Stepanova also represented Czech Republic at the European Championships in Hungary and Romania two years ago. Her stats at that event were 5 games: 2.0ppg, 1.6rpg.
Stepanova has played also professionally in Slovakia (MBK Ruzomberok) and Czech Republic (USK Praha, LOKO Trutnov, Tabor and VS Praha).

CMB Cargo UNI Gyor roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Timea Czank
Anna Lakloth
Zsofia Simon
Dorina Marko

Forwards:
Zsofia Varga
Aniko Simon
Petra Szabo
Cyesha Goree
Agnes Torok

Centers:
Kamila Stepanova
Vanessza Kovacs

Coach: Peter Volgyi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EEWBL  


Welcome Al Riyadi Beirut! - by Eurobasket News

EEWBL line-up is almost complete and will feature a record 16 teams from 11 countries. We welcome the first team from the Eastern Mediterranean - Al Riyadi Beirut from Lebanon. Lebanon is a basketball powerhouse of Asia. Its men's team conquered silver medals in the Asian championship three times (2001, 2005, 2007). Lebanon has strong clubs as well, especially in its capital city Beirut, which is known as 'Paris of the Middle East' Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was born in Beirut and spent much of his childhood in Lebanon. Al Riyadi men's team won the 2017 Lebanese championship, while the women finished in the second place behind Homenetmen Antelias. Homenetmen won thanks to the American and Lithuanian superstars - respectively Angel McCoughtry and Gintare Petronyte. Al Riyadi won the 2017 Lebanese Cup and signed former TTT Riga standout Aishah Sutherland (187-F-90, college: Kansas, agency: Two Points). Beirut team is also: three times champion of Lebanon, four times Lebanon Cup winner, three times champion of West Asia, two times Arab champion and a champion of Hicham Jaroudi championship.
Courtesy of: eewbl.eu



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  EL SALVADOR  


Santa Tecla keep the perfect record - by Eurobasket News

Santa Tecla keep the perfect record on top of the Liga Mayor 2017. The team overcame Salesianas 97-41 to take an 8-0 record. Amalia Velasquez (94) top-scored for the winners with 17 points, while Andrea Garcia (159-PG-99) notched 15. Rocio Palacios (176-F-85) answered with 11 points in the losing effort.
Guatemala has a 5-2 record, while Giants are with a 5-3 record.



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U20  

Stats Leaders (Women)

Points Per Game
 Melisa BRCANINOVIC
  BIH
  (185-PF-99)
  Avg: 24.8
 1. Brcaninovic, BIH24.8 
 2. Goncalves, POR21.5 
 3. Strautmane, LAT20.8 
 4. Prezelj, SLO18.8 
 5. Studer, HUN18.3 
 6. Shabanova, RUS17.0 
 7. Salvadores, ESP16.5 
 8. Ndiba, NED16.3 
 9. Nogic, SRB16.0 
 10. Conde, ESP15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olbis Futo ANDRE
  (190-C-98)
  Avg: 16.3
 1. Andre, ITA16.3 
 2. Djaldi-Tabdi, FRA13.5 
 3. Senicar, SLO10.8 
 4. Mununga, BEL10.5 
 5. Djordjevic, SRB10.0 
 6. Ocvirk, SLO9.3 
 7. Ndiba, NED8.8 
 8. Wadling, SWE8.5 
 9. Bogicevic, SRB8.3 
 10. Bankole, FRA8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Agnes STUDER
  (168-PG-98)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Studer, HUN7.3 
 2. Burovaya, RUS5.5 
 3. Aho, HUN5.5 
 4. Ramette, BEL5.0 
 5. Kozik, RUS4.8 
 6. Katanic, SRB4.5 
 7. Bernardeco, POR4.3 
 8. Domuzin, BIH4.3 
 9. Kovacevic, BIH4.3 
 10. Santucci, ITA4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Carolina GONCALVES
  (174-F-97)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Goncalves, POR4.3 
 2. Brcaninovic, BIH3.0 
 3. Ndiba, NED2.8 
 4. Berkani, FRA2.8 
 5. Kozik, RUS2.8 
 6. Foppossi, FRA2.8 
 7. Conde, ESP2.5 
 8. Kovacevic, BIH2.5 
 9. Ari, TUR2.3 
 10. Friskovec, SLO2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Althea GWASHAVANHU
  (190-C-97)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Gwashavanhu, SLO2.5 
 2. Senicar, SLO2.5 
 3. Stocklassa, SWE2.3 
 4. Dreimane, LAT2.3 
 5. Andre, ITA2.0 
 6. Strautmane, LAT1.8 
 7. Resimont, BEL1.5 
 8. Parzenska, POL1.5 
 9. Kiss, HUN1.5 
 10. Djaldi-Tabdi, FRA1.5 


Quarterfinals are set in Matosinhos - by Eurobasket News

Hungary - Serbia 86-72
Hungary held off Serbia to stay in the title race. Agnes Studer (168-PG-98, agency: Interperformances) delivered 24 points, 8 assists and 6 boards to lead the charge. Hungary eked out a 32:31 halftime lead. They however stepped on the gas in the second half. Hungary erupted for 54 points after the long break and sealed the win. Eniko Kuttor (187-PF-97) provided 18 points for Hungary. Serbia answered with 21 points from Jovana Nogic (181-G-97).

Portugal - Belgium 42-67
Belgium outscored Portugal to advance into the quarterfinal stage. Laure Resimont (185-F/C-98) stepped up with 23 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort. Belgium held the hosts to just 18 points in the first half to open a 9-point halftime lead. Belgium added 40 points in the second half to get away with a comfortable win. Laura Henket (183-C-98, agency: LBM Management) produced 15 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Carolina Goncalves (174-F-97) responded with 15 points for Portugal.

Russia - Bosnia 91-65
Russia rallied past Bosnia and Herzegovina to reach the quarterfinal stage. Elizaveta Shabanova (196-C-97) posted 21 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Russia accumulated a 46:32 halftime lead. Russia added 45 points in the second half to seal the win. Anna Arestenok (161-PG-97) produced 12 points in the victory. Melisa Brcaninovic (185-PF-99, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 13 points and 8 boards for Bosnia.

Spain - Lithuania 99-83
Spain cruised past Lithuania in Round of 16 clash. Angela Salvadores (178-PG-97, college: Duke, agency: ProDep Management) posted 23 points to lead the winners. Spain and Lithuania were tied at 47 heading into the second half. However Spain ignited a 29:13 run in the third term to clear off for good. Maria Conde (187-F-97, college: Florida St.) had 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Gabija Meskonyte (181-SG-98) responded with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for Lithuania.

Slovenia - Turkey 80-65
Slovenia outscored Turkey in Round of 16. Zala Friskovec (174-G-99) posted 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Slovenia stunned their opponents in the first period. They went on a 38:13 run to clear off. Turkey narrowed the gap in the second half but could not avoid the loss. Annamaria Prezelj (177-SG-97, agency: Lebedintsev Andriy) posted 15 points for Slovenia. Sevgi Uzun (170-PG-97, agency: LBM Management) responded with 16 points for Turkey.

Italy - Sweden 69-46
Italy eased past Sweden en route to the quarterfinal stage. Jasmine Keys (190-C/F-97) came up with 12 points and 6 boards to pace the Azzurri. Italy dominated in the first half. They accumulated a 42:15 halftime lead. Italy kept Sweden at safe distance throughout the second half and marched to the win. Francesca Pan (180-SG-97) posted 11 points and 9 boards for the winners. Adriana Camber (178-F-97) responded with 24 points and 7 rebounds for Sweden.

Holland - France 63-74
France topped Netherlands to stay in the title hunt in Matosinhos. Lisa Berkani (176-SG-97) accounted for 20 points to lead les Bleues. Netherlands grabbed a 41:33 halftime lead. But France turned things around after the long break. les Bleues went on a 41:22 second half rally to seal the win. Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi (187-C-98) tallied 19 points and 18 rebounds in the victory. Janis Ndiba (183-F-97) responded with 19 points and 14 rebounds for Netherlands.

Poland - Latvia 39-66
Latvia coasted past Poland to advance into the quarterfinal stage. Digna Strautmane (188-PF-98) recorded 25 points to lead the Baltic team. Latvia accumulated a 43:14 halftime lead. They protected the lead throughout the second half and raced to the victory. Paula Strautmane (185-PF-97) netted 9 points and grabbed 9 boards in the win. Klaudia Niedzwiedzka (182-PF-98) responded with 9 points for Poland.




Division B. Day 4 in Eilat - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Greece - Ukraine 70-63
Greece outgunned Ukraine to gain 3-1 record in Group A. Evgenia Kollatou (172-PG-98) produced 23 points, 10 assists and 9 steals for the winners. Greece led by four points at the interval 40:36. Greece held their opponents to just 27 points in the second part of the game and secured the winning outcome. Maria Fasoula (190-C-97) deposited 17 points and 9 boards in the win. Olga Yatskovets (183-C-97) responded with 17 points and 13 rebounds for Ukraine.

Iceland - Czech Republic 44-55
Czech Republic clinched the second victory in Group A. They overcame Iceland for 2-2 record. Natalie Stoupalova (183-PF-98) posted 18 points and 11 rebounds in the win. Czech Republic accounted for a 31:22 halftime advantage. Czech Republic then held Iceland to just 22 points in the second half and raced to the win. Lucie Hoskova (175-G/F-98) accounted for 10 points in the victory. Thora Jonsdottir (99) responded with 8 points for Iceland.

Germany - Slovakia 42-56
Slovakia secured the third victory in Group A. They edged Germany for 3-1 record. Miroslava Mistinova (182-F-97) came up with 15 points to lead the winners. Germany eked out a 16:12 lead ten minutes into the game. Slovakia however limited their opponents to just 4 points in the second term to take a 33:20 halftime advantage. Slovakia followed with a 16:8 run in the fourth term to seal the win. Tereza Sedlakova (180-F-97) netted 13 points for the winning side. Satou Sabally (189-F/C-98) responded with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for Germany.

Group B
United Kingdom - Belarus 58-70
Belarus topped Great Britain for the fourth consecutive win in Eilat. Arina Masko (175-G/F-99) provided 23 points and 7 boards in the victory. Belarus led by a single point at halftime 34:33. They ignited a 36:25 run in the second half to secure the win. Hanna Brych (184-C-97) produced 10 points for the winners. Gabriele Nikitinaite (178-SG-98) responded with 16 points for Great Britain.

Ireland - Croatia 49-83
Croatia eased past Ireland for 3-1 record. Josipa Silov (171-PG-98) notched 17 points in the win. Croatia unloaded 52 points in the first half to pile up an 18-point advantage. They held Ireland to just 15 points in the second half to secure the winning outcome. Andrea Maric (195-C-97, agency: PEPI SPORT) had 15 points and 20 boards for Croatia. Anna Kelly (168-G-97) responded with 12 points and 11 rebounds for Ireland.

Romania - Israel 57-63
Israel secured the third victory in Eilat. They edged Romania in Group B tonight. Lior Halevi (178-F-98) notched 16 points and 9 boards for the hosts. Romania went on a 22:7 run in the second term to gain a 33:19 halftime lead. Israel responded with a 21:10 run in the third quarter to pull within 3 points. The home side followed with a 23:14 run in the fourth term to snatch the victory. Lev Tal (179-SF-97) had 15 points in the win. Ecaterina Amanu and Ioana Ghizila (173-G-97) responded with 14 points each for Romania.




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  FIBA OCEANIA U17  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Miela GOODCHILD
  AUS
  (175-G/F-0)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Goodchild, AUS24.7 
 2. Clarke, AUS20.0 
 3. San-Nicolas, GUM19.0 
 4. Tipene, NZL18.3 
 5. Puli, AUS17.7 
 6. Rees, AUS17.7 
 7. DAngelo, AUS17.3 
 8. Bourne, AUS16.7 
 9. Ropati, SAM16.3 
 10. Tini, NZL16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mia SAN-NICOLAS
  GUM
  (--1)
  Avg: 14.7
 1. San-Nicolas, GUM14.7 
 2. Ropati, SAM11.3 
 3. Sugiyama, PLW9.0 
 4. Bourne, AUS9.0 
 5. Hettig, SAM8.7 
 6. ONeill, NZL8.7 
 7. Qenenoj, NCA8.0 
 8. Puli, AUS7.0 
 9. Clarke, AUS6.7 
 10. Tipene, NZL6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Olivia O''NEILL
  NZL
  (173-G-0)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. ONeill, NZL7.7 
 2. Hunter, NZL5.5 
 3. McDowell-W., AUS5.3 
 4. Clarke, AUS4.7 
 5. Rangi, NZL4.0 
 6. Goodchild, AUS4.0 
 7. Leger-Walker, NZL4.0 
 8. Gould, AUS4.0 
 9. Mafua, NZL3.7 
 10. Bourne, AUS3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Olivia O''NEILL
  NZL
  (173-G-0)
  Avg: 6
 1. ONeill, NZL6.0 
 2. Willoughby, NZL5.0 
 3. Heal, AUS5.0 
 4. Motufoua, SAM4.7 
 5. Goodchild, AUS4.3 
 6. Senne, GUM4.3 
 7. Tavanae, TAH4.3 
 8. Ropati, SAM4.0 
 9. Hunter, NZL4.0 
 10. Miranda, GUM4.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Zhanay HETTIG
  SAM
  (--0)
  Avg: 2
 1. Hettig, SAM2.0 
 2. San-Nicolas, GUM2.0 
 3. Sugiyama, PLW1.7 
 4. Clarke, AUS1.7 
 5. Rees, AUS1.0 
 6. Leger-Walker, NZL1.0 
 7. Oliver, AUS0.7 
 8. Qenenoj, NCA0.7 
 9. Bourne, AUS0.7 
 10. Ropati, SAM0.7 


Semifinals are set in Guam - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Samoa - Australia 27-111
Australia cruised past Samoa to earn the third victory in a row. Miela Goodchild (175-G/F-00) tallied 21 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the Sapphires. Australia ensured a 56:16 halftime lead. They held Samoa to just 11 points in the second half and raced to the win. Emma Clarke (183-G/F-99) and Darcy Rees (192-C-00) had 19 points each for Australia. Taylor Muaulu (01) responded with 11 points for Samoa.

Marshall Islands - Tahiti 33-101
Tahiti celebrated the opening victory in Guam. They beat Marshall Islands for 1-2 record. Hereiti Salem (02) stepped up with 18 points for the winners. Tahiti recorded a 48:13 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the win. Leilanie Teraimateata (01) had 16 points for the winning side. Eskella Joseph (157-G-00) responded with 6 points for Marshall Islands.

Group B
New Caledonia - Guam 71-79
Guam beat New Caledonia to ensure the semifinal birth. Mia San-Nicolas (01) came up with 29 points and 22 rebounds for the hosts. Guam claimed a 40:33 halftime advantage. New Caledonia pulled within a single point at the final intermission. But Guam sank 24 points in the fourth term to get away with the victory. Haley Senne (00) netted 18 points for Guam. Cassandree Canaldo (170-SF-00) answered with 13 points for New Caledonia.

New Zealand - Palau 135-8
New Zealand coasted past Palau to enter the semifinal stage unbeaten. Lawrin Tipene (180-F-00) provided 26 points, 8 rebounds and 6 steals in the win. New Zealand used a massive 62:0 run at the start of the game and never looked back en route to the victory. Tsubasa Nisbet (181-F-00) chipped in 21 points in the win. Cheyenne Ngiralmau (02) responded with 3 points for Palau.




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  GERMANY  


Bamberg keeps Waldner for another season - by Eurobasket News

DJK Brose Bamberg (2.Bundesliga) re-signed 24-year old American power forward Tori Waldner (196-93, college: The Pennsylvania State). She played there last season. In 24 2.Bundesliga games she averaged 11.3ppg, 9.2rpg, 1.4apg, 1.3spg and 2.3bpg. Waldner helped them to make it to the group final. She can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga South Defensive Player of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team.
She won WBCBL championship title in 2016.
Waldner has played also professionally in Denmark (Lemvig).
She attended The Pennsylvania State until 2015 and it will be her third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Goettingen keeps Dobroniak for another season - by Eurobasket News

DBBL newcomer BG 74 Veilchen Ladies Goettingen re-signed 21-year old forward Corinna Dobroniak (183-96). She has played there for the last five seasons. In 24 2.Bundesliga games she averaged just 2.6ppg and 1.9rpg last season. Dobroniak helped them to win the group title.

BG 74 Veilchen Ladies Goettingen roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alissa Pierce
Marissa Janning

Forwards:
Vasiliki Karambatsa
Corinna Dobroniak
Viki Karambatsa

Center:
Verdine Warner

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Snaefell welcomes back McCarthy, ex Freiburg - by Eurobasket News

Snaefell (Dominos League) tabbed 27-year old American swingman Kristen McCarthy (182-90, college: Temple). It is actually her comeback to Stykkisholmur as she has played here before. McCarthy played most recently at Eisvogel USC Freiburg in German DBBL. She managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 19 DBBL games she was third best scorer with impressive 16.2ppg and recorded 5.2rpg (#4 in the league), 2.3apg and 2.3spg (in top 2). McCarthy also played 2 games in Eurocup where she averaged remarkable 16.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.0apg and 3.0spg. And finally she contributed to 4 games in CEWL where she had high stats: 15.3ppg, 8.0rpg, 2.5apg and 3.5spg.
McCarthy ended the previous (2015-16) season at SV Halle Lions in German 2.Bundesliga. In 13 games she was second best scorer with high stats: 17.8ppg and got 7.1rpg, 1.5apg and 3.4spg (in top 2). She can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-German DBBL Defensive Player of the Year and selected to 2nd Team. But the most of that year she spent at ICIM Arad in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 14 games she was fourth best scorer with 10.5ppg and got 6.4rpg (#5 in the league), 2.1apg and 1.6spg. McCarthy also played 6 games in CEWL where she got 13.5ppg, 7.8rpg, 1.3apg and 1.7spg.
McCarthy has played previously professionally in France (Tarbes) and Italy (CA Romagna).
She attended Temple University until 2012 and it will be her sixth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into McCarthy's outlook: Kristen McCarthy is a 182cm (6'0'') US Guard/Forward with overseas experience in France, Italy and Snaefell, Iceland. She is an alumnus of Temple University and named to the Atlantic 10 Second Team two years in a row (2011,2012). In 2012 she earned the team's Henry Sklar Award and Owl Club Academic Award. She can penetrate very easy to the basket and her strong point is her good shoot. Kristen is a very good defender and a very coachable player.

Snaefell roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kristen McCarthy
Andrea_Bjort Olafsdottir
Rebekka_Ran Karlsdottir

Forwards:
Berglind Gunnarsdottir
Sara_Dilja Sigurdardottir

Center:
Hugrun_Eva Valdimarsdottir

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GREECE  


Dafni Agioy adds Kalampakou to their roster - by Eurobasket News

AO Dafni Agioy Dimitriou (A1) added to their roster 24-year old shooting guard Aspasia Kalampakou (178-93) from Panathinaikos. In 23 A1 games she recorded 5.6ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.5apg last season. She helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Kalampakou spent at Akropol in Swedish Damligan where in 11 games she averaged 12.3ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.7apg and 1.4spg. She also played that season for PAOK Thessalonikis. In 6 games she had just 2.8ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.0apg.
Kalampakou represented Greece at the European Championships U20 in Samsun (Turkey) four years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 1.8ppg, 1.4rpg.
Kalampakou has played previously for three other teams: Eunikos, Asteras and GS Kronos Agiou Dimitriou.
On Kalampakou: Aspasia is a player that can play the position of Shooting Guard and Small Forward. She is one of the most promising players of the new generation for Greek Basketball. She has been a member of all young Greek National Teams. She is a is a very talent player that can score from outside and also penetrate well to the basket.She is good defender and fights for every possession.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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  GUATEMALA  


Guatemala National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Alma Lopez
Lopez
Linda Gonzalez
Gonzalez
Emily Rosales
Rosales
Sonia Vasquez
Vasquez
Ligia Del Valle
Del Valle
#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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  HUNGARY  


Nirra Fields (ex Edremit) is a newcomer at UNI Gyor - by Nagy Szilveszter

CMB Cargo UNI Gyor (A Division) added to their roster 24-year old Canadian international guard Nirra Fields (175-93, college: UCLA). She played most recently at Edremit in Turkish TKBL. In 17 games she recorded very impressive stats: 24.3ppg, 8.3rpg, 3.6apg and 2.6spg last season.
Last year Fields was drafted by Phoenix Mercury (WNBA) in third round (32nd overall).
The former Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles standoutis in her second season in pro basketball. Fields played in the final of Pac-12 Tournament in 2013 and 2016.
She has been also a member of Canadian international program for some years. Fields has regularly played for Canadian senior team since 2013 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2011.
She represented Canada at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 5.7ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.2apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 61.5%.
The scouts decsribe her following way: A high-scoring point guard with great personality and huge international experience.

CMB Cargo UNI Gyor roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Timea Czank
Anna Lakloth
Zsofia Simon
Nirra Fields
Dorina Marko

Forwards:
Zsofia Varga
Tijana Krivacevic
Aniko Simon
Petra Szabo
Cyesha Goree
Agnes Torok

Centers:
Kamila Stepanova
Vanessza Kovacs

Coach: Peter Volgyi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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UNI Gyor lands Kamila Stepanova - by Nagy Szilveszter

CMB Cargo UNI Gyor (A Division) tabbed 29-year old Czech ex-international center Kamila Stepanova (191-88). She played most recently at Villeneuve D'Ascq ESB Lille Metropole in French LFB league. Stepanova managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 30 LFB games she averaged 6.6ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.4apg. She helped them to win the LFB title (twice). Stepanova also played 14 games in Euroleague where she had 6.0ppg and 3.0rpg. And finally she contributed to 2 games in Eurocup where she recorded 3.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.0spg.
The previous (15-16) season Stepanova played at Toulouse Metropole Basket (also in LFB). In 26 games she got 6.8ppg and 4.5rpg.
Among other achievements she received Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian Extraliga 1st Team award back in 2012.
Stepanova was also a member of Czech Republic international program for some years. She played for Czech Republic Senior National Team between 2011 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team in 2008.
Stepanova also represented Czech Republic at the European Championships in Hungary and Romania two years ago. Her stats at that event were 5 games: 2.0ppg, 1.6rpg.
Stepanova has played also professionally in Slovakia (MBK Ruzomberok) and Czech Republic (USK Praha, LOKO Trutnov, Tabor and VS Praha).

CMB Cargo UNI Gyor roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Timea Czank
Anna Lakloth
Zsofia Simon
Dorina Marko

Forwards:
Zsofia Varga
Aniko Simon
Petra Szabo
Cyesha Goree
Agnes Torok

Centers:
Kamila Stepanova
Vanessza Kovacs

Coach: Peter Volgyi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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UNI Gyor inks Timea Czank - by Nagy Szilveszter

CMB Cargo UNI Gyor (A Division) agreed terms with 31-year old international guard Timea Czank (177-86). She has played for the last four seasons at Aluinvent DVTK Miskolc in the A Division. In 29 games she had 8.6ppg, 3.2rpg and 4.3apg last season. Czank also played 6 games in Eurocup where she recorded 5.0ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.3apg (top 4).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others her team won Hungarian Cup in 2016. Czank was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Honorable Mention in 2010 and 2015.
She has been also a member of Hungarian international program for some years. Czank has regularly played for Hungarian senior team since 2010 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2007.
She represented Hungary at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 2.5ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.5apg.
Czank has played previously for three other teams: Sopron Basket, ZTE Noi Kosarlabda Klub and Vasas Akademia.

CMB Cargo UNI Gyor roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Timea Czank
Anna Lakloth
Zsofia Simon
Dorina Marko

Forwards:
Zsofia Varga
Aniko Simon
Petra Szabo
Cyesha Goree
Agnes Torok

Center:
Vanessza Kovacs

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Szabo re-signs at UNI Gyor - by Nagy Szilveszter

CMB Cargo UNI Gyor (A Division) confirmed in their roster 30-year old forward Petra Szabo (183-87, agency: Interperformances). She played there last season. In 8 A Division games she had 5.0ppg and 1.5rpg. Szabo also played 4 games in Euroleague where she recorded just 2.0ppg.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Aluinvent DVTK Miskolc. In 12 games she averaged 3.6ppg and 1.5rpg. Szabo helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. She also played 5 games in Eurocup where she got only 2.2ppg.
Szabo has played previously for PINKK Pecsi.

CMB Cargo UNI Gyor roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Anna Lakloth
Zsofia Simon
Dorina Marko

Forwards:
Zsofia Varga
Aniko Simon
Petra Szabo
Cyesha Goree
Agnes Torok

Center:
Vanessza Kovacs

By Eurobasket Data Center

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PINKK-Pecsi lands Olena Samburska - by Nagy Szilveszter

PINKK-Pecsi 424 (A Division) tabbed 28-year old Ukrainian international guard Olena Samburska (173-89). She played most recently at KS JAS FBG Sosnowiec in Polish TBLK, but left. In 6 games she averaged 15.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.5apg and 1.7spg last season. Samburska's team made it to the Bulgarian League Semifinals in 2013 and 2016. She received Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Bosman Player of the Year award in 2011 and 2016.
Samburska has been also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Ukrainian senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
Samburska also represented Ukraine at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 1.5ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0spg.
Samburska has played also professionally in Romania (CSM Targoviste and ICIM Arad), Ukraine (Kozachka and Olimp-NAEK Yuzhnoukrainsk) and Bulgaria (Neftochimic and Montana 2003).

PINKK-Pecsi 424 roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nora Rujak
Olena Samburska
Petra Santa
Vivien Raus

Forwards:
Ivey Slaughter
Sara Benke
Nikolett Gemes-Sarok

Centers:
Emese Kovalcsik
Lilla Zsilinszky
Shelby Cheslek
Nikolett Sera

Coach: Jens Tillman

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Slaughter starts her pro career at PINKK-Pecsi - by Nagy Szilveszter

PINKK-Pecsi 424 (A Division) agreed terms with 23-year old American forward Ivey Slaughter (185-94). Slaughter just graduated from Florida State University (NCAA). She has played there for the last four years. In 35 games she had 9.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.1apg and 1.8spg last season. Slaughter helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Atlantic Coast Conference and they also made it to the NCAA Elite Eight.
As mentioned above she is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro.
Slaughter played in the final of ACC Tournament in 2015.

PINKK-Pecsi 424 roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikolett Gemes-Sarok
Nora Rujak
Petra Santa
Vivien Raus

Forwards:
Ivey Slaughter
Sara Benke

Centers:
Emese Kovalcsik
Lilla Zsilinszky
Shelby Cheslek
Nikolett Sera

Coach: Jens Tillman

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cegledi EKK signs Orsolya Zsovar - by Nagy Szilveszter

Cegledi EKK (A Division) signed 33-year old ex-international swingman Orsolya Zsovar (180-84) from MTK Budapest. In 19 A Division games she had 13.2ppg, 4.2rpg and 3.8apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Zsovar won Hungarian League championship title in 2013, 2015 and 2016.
She was also a member of Hungarian international program for some years. Zsovar played for Hungarian Senior National Team between 2012 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2004.
She also represented Hungary at the European Championships in Hungary and Romania two years ago. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 1.3ppg.
Zsovar has spent her entire career in Hungary playing for three other teams: Sopron Basket, ZTE Noi Kosarlabda Klub and Kanizsai.

Cegledi EKK roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Orsolya Zsovar
Jovana Popovic
Dora Medgyessy
Veronika Kanyasi

Forwards:
Nora Nagy-Bujdoso
Zsoka Ruttner
Szidonia Katona
Cintia Kobolak
Dora Filipowicz

Center:
Anett Serban

Coach: Laszlo Cziczas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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PINKK-Pecsi inks Shelby Cheslek, ex SW Metro P. - by Nagy Szilveszter

PINKK-Pecsi 424 (A Division) signed 25-year old American center Shelby Cheslek (196-92, college: Gonzaga). She played this summer at South West Metro Pirates in Australian QBL. In 10 games she had very impressive stats: 16.6ppg, 13.4rpg, 1.5apg, 1.4spg and 2.7bpg. The last season Cheslek played at Dafni Agioy in Greek A1 where in 24 games she recorded also remarkable stats: 15.6ppg, 10.6rpg, 1.2apg and 1.0bpg. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Greek League 3rd Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Cheslek's team won WCC Regular Season for three years in a row (between 2013 and 2015).
She has played also professionally in WNBA (Phoenix Mercury).
Cheslek attended Gonzaga University until 2016 and it will be her second season as a professional player.

PINKK-Pecsi 424 roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikolett Gemes-Sarok
Nora Rujak
Petra Santa

Forward:
Sara Benke

Centers:
Emese Kovalcsik
Lilla Zsilinszky
Shelby Cheslek
Nikolett Sera

Coach: Jens Tillman

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tijana Krivacevic (ex Girne Univ.) agreed terms with UNI Gyor - by Nagy Szilveszter

CMB Cargo UNI Gyor (A Division) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old Hungarian international forward Tijana Krivacevic (196-90, agency: ProDep Management). She has a double citizenship as she also holds Serbian passport. Krivacevic played most recently at Girne Universitesi in Turkish KBSL. She managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 22 KBSL games she recorded 10.1ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.4apg and 1.8spg. Krivacevic also played that season for Perfumerias Avenida in Spanish LFB where in 9 games she averaged 5.8ppg and 4.0rpg. She helped them to win the Supercup. Krivacevic also played 3 games in Euroleague where she had 8.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg.
In 2010 Krivacevic was drafted by Seattle Storm (WNBA) in third round (34th overall).
She has been also a member of Hungarian international program for some years. Krivacevic has regularly played for Hungarian senior team since 2008 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2009.
She also represented Hungary at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 8.3ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.3apg, 1.0spg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 28.6%, 3PT: 14.3%, FT: 87.5%.
Krivacevic is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in Slovakia (Good Angels), Spain (Rivas Promete), Hungary (Sopron Basket and Pecs 2010) and Turkey (Orduspor).

CMB Cargo UNI Gyor roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Timea Czank
Anna Lakloth
Zsofia Simon
Dorina Marko

Forwards:
Zsofia Varga
Tijana Krivacevic
Aniko Simon
Petra Szabo
Cyesha Goree
Agnes Torok

Centers:
Kamila Stepanova
Vanessza Kovacs

Coach: Peter Volgyi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cegledi EKK tabs Jovana Popovic - by Nagy Szilveszter

Cegledi EKK (A Division) inked 27-year old Serbian ex-international point guard Jovana Popovic (173-90, agency: ProDep Management). She played most recently at Hatay Bsb in Turkish KBSL. Popovic managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 10 KBSL games she recorded 7.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.5apg. She also played 14 games in Euroleague where she averaged 4.1ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.5apg. And finally Popovic contributed to 4 games in Eurocup where she had 4.3ppg and 1.8rpg.
Popovic's team made it to the EuroCup Semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Buducnost in Montenegrin league. In 14 WABA games she got impressive 15.6ppg, 3.1rpg, 5.4apg (top 2) and 1.5spg.
Among other achievements she received Eurobasket.com All-1A ZCKL Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-1A ZCKL Import Player of the Year award in 2016.
Popovic was also a member of Serbian international program for some years. She played for Serbian Senior National Team between 2010 and 2013 and previously for U18 National Team between 2007 and 2008.
Popovic also represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Liepaja (Latvia) seven years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 8.4ppg, 3.6rpg, Assists-2 (4.0apg), 1.7spg, FGP: 44.9%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 83.3%.
Popovic has played also professionally for other Serbian teams like Crvena Zvezda, Vojvodina and Partizan.

Cegledi EKK roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jovana Popovic
Dora Medgyessy
Veronika Kanyasi

Forwards:
Nora Nagy-Bujdoso
Zsoka Ruttner
Szidonia Katona
Cintia Kobolak
Dora Filipowicz

Center:
Anett Serban

Coach: Laszlo Cziczas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Filipowicz re-signs at Cegledi EKK - by Nagy Szilveszter

Cegledi EKK (A Division) confirmed in their roster 23-year old forward Dora Filipowicz (178-94). She played there last season.
The previous (15-16) season Filipowicz played at AZS Politechnika Korona Krakow in Polish 1Liga. But in three games she had just 1.3ppg and 1.0rpg.
She helped her team to make it to the Polish 1Liga Semifinals in 2016.

Cegledi EKK roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dora Medgyessy
Veronika Kanyasi

Forwards:
Nora Nagy-Bujdoso
Zsoka Ruttner
Szidonia Katona
Cintia Kobolak
Dora Filipowicz

Center:
Anett Serban

Coach: Laszlo Cziczas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Virag Kiss agreed terms with Atomeromu - by Nagy Szilveszter

Atomeromu KSC Szekszard (A Division) inked 19-year old former international center Virag Kiss (192-98, agency: Interperformances). The last time (13-15) she played at PEAC-Pecs in Hungarian A Division. Kiss missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
Despite young age Kiss had impressive career. Kiss' team was regular season runner-up in Hungarian League in 2015. She received also Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U17 1st Team award back in 2014.
She was also a member of Hungarian international program for some years. Kiss played for Hungarian Senior National Team two years ago and previously for U17 National Team in 2014.
She represented Hungary at the European Championships U18 for Women in Celje (Slovenia) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 8 games: 6.0ppg, 9.8rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 36.7%, FT: 26.7%.

Atomeromu KSC Szekszard roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Teja Oblak
Agnes Studer

Forward:
Maja Erkic

Center:
Virag Kiss

Coach: Zeljko Djokic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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PINKK-Pecsi adds Raus to their roster - by Nagy Szilveszter

PINKK-Pecsi 424 (A Division) added to their roster 22-year old shooting guard Vivien Raus (175-95). She has played for the last four seasons at PEAC-Pecs in the A Division, but left the team in Dec.'16. In four games she recorded just 2.0ppg last season. Raus also played 3 games in Eurocup, but she averaged only 0.7ppg.
Her team was regular season runner-up in Hungarian League in 2015.
Raus represented Hungary at the European Championships U20 Division B for Women in Sofia (Bulgaria) three years ago. Her team won Silver and her stats at that event were 5 games: 2.0ppg.

PINKK-Pecsi 424 roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nora Rujak
Petra Santa
Vivien Raus

Forwards:
Sara Benke
Nikolett Gemes-Sarok

Centers:
Emese Kovalcsik
Lilla Zsilinszky
Shelby Cheslek
Nikolett Sera

Coach: Jens Tillman

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ICELAND  


Snaefell welcomes back McCarthy, ex Freiburg - by Eurobasket News

Snaefell (Dominos League) tabbed 27-year old American swingman Kristen McCarthy (182-90, college: Temple). It is actually her comeback to Stykkisholmur as she has played here before. McCarthy played most recently at Eisvogel USC Freiburg in German DBBL. She managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 19 DBBL games she was third best scorer with impressive 16.2ppg and recorded 5.2rpg (#4 in the league), 2.3apg and 2.3spg (in top 2). McCarthy also played 2 games in Eurocup where she averaged remarkable 16.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.0apg and 3.0spg. And finally she contributed to 4 games in CEWL where she had high stats: 15.3ppg, 8.0rpg, 2.5apg and 3.5spg.
McCarthy ended the previous (2015-16) season at SV Halle Lions in German 2.Bundesliga. In 13 games she was second best scorer with high stats: 17.8ppg and got 7.1rpg, 1.5apg and 3.4spg (in top 2). She can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-German DBBL Defensive Player of the Year and selected to 2nd Team. But the most of that year she spent at ICIM Arad in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 14 games she was fourth best scorer with 10.5ppg and got 6.4rpg (#5 in the league), 2.1apg and 1.6spg. McCarthy also played 6 games in CEWL where she got 13.5ppg, 7.8rpg, 1.3apg and 1.7spg.
McCarthy has played previously professionally in France (Tarbes) and Italy (CA Romagna).
She attended Temple University until 2012 and it will be her sixth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into McCarthy's outlook: Kristen McCarthy is a 182cm (6'0'') US Guard/Forward with overseas experience in France, Italy and Snaefell, Iceland. She is an alumnus of Temple University and named to the Atlantic 10 Second Team two years in a row (2011,2012). In 2012 she earned the team's Henry Sklar Award and Owl Club Academic Award. She can penetrate very easy to the basket and her strong point is her good shoot. Kristen is a very good defender and a very coachable player.

Snaefell roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kristen McCarthy
Andrea_Bjort Olafsdottir
Rebekka_Ran Karlsdottir

Forwards:
Berglind Gunnarsdottir
Sara_Dilja Sigurdardottir

Center:
Hugrun_Eva Valdimarsdottir

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ISRAEL  


Maccabi Ashdod welcomes back Hayes - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Bnot Ashdod (D1) landed 28-year old American guard Tiffany Hayes (177-64kg-89, college: Connecticut). It is actually her comeback to Ashdod as she has played here before. Hayes plays in the summer at Atlanta Dream (WNBA). She managed to play in four leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 15 WNBA games she averaged impressive 16.7ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.5apg and 1.6spg.
The most of last season Hayes spent at Maccabi Ashdod where in 16 games she was fifth best scorer with remarkable 18.9ppg and recorded 5.2rpg, 2.9apg and 1.8spg. She helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Hayes also played that season for Mersin BSB in Turkish KBSL. In 8 games she was fifth best scorer with high stats: 18.4ppg and had 6.1rpg, 2.4apg and 1.0spg. She also played 6 games in Euroleague where she got high stats: 16.7ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.8apg.
In 2012 Hayes was drafted by Washington Mystics (WNBA) in second round (14th overall).
She attended University of Connecticut and it will be her sixth season in pro basketball.
Hayes represented USA at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) eight years ago. Her team won Gold and her stats at that event were 7 games: 8.3ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.9apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 40.7%, 3PT: 38.1%, FT: 60.0%.
And here thanks to pro basketball Hayes experienced life on three different continents. She is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Hayes has played previously professionally in Brazil (UNINASSAU/America de Recife), Turkey (Besiktas and Girne Universitesi) and Israel (Hapoel Rishon Le Zion).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ITALY  


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

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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

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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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  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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  KENYA  


Georgia Adhiambo stars as KPA sink Co-op Bank - by Eurobasket News

Newly recruited Georgia Adhiambo sunk 18 points as Kenya Ports Authority maintained their unbeaten record in the Kenya Basketball Federation women's Premier League with an 82-40 win over Co-op Bank at Nyayo National Stadium Gymnasium on Saturday. The dockers, handled by head coach Anthony Ojukwu , had Natalie Akinyi, Yulanda Ngue and Yvonne Akinyi (187-F/C-88) tormenting the hosts from tip off. The trio contributed to KPA's huge 25-3 first quarter run a result which left Co-op Bank stunned. Co-op Bank had their experienced star Everline Itabu and Celia Asila struggling to level the scores but their hard work still saw the home team trail 43-15 at the breather. On resumption, KPA still had and upper hand in the third quarter in which Annerose Mandela and Yvonne Akinyi were behind their 17-11 run. However, it was the new catch from USIU-A Flames Adhiambo who stole the show to punish Co-op Bank with three consecutive three-pointers which buried bankers' hopes of avenging the defeat in the first leg in Mombasa. The Coastal team emerged 23-14 winners in the fourth quarter. Co-op Bank replied with 10 points through Everline Itabu.
In another women's Premier League match at the same venue, defending champions Equity Bank had little problems in dismissing Strathmore University 51-33 after leading 28-17 at the break. The Ronnie Owino-coached Strathmore had their two key players, Barbara Samba and Edna Kola, ejected by referee Thomas Mutuku. Equity Bank had Hilda Ndegwa and Susan Akinyi pouring baskets in the early minutes of the first quarter to help the bankers race a 13-10 lead. The varsity students, who had only nine players with two being shown the marching orders, were on the receiving end in all the four quarters. Experienced Linda Alando scored 10 points and Mercy Wanyama (185-C-92) adding 11 for Equity Bank, whose top players Hilda Indasi and Samba Mjomba failed to sparkle. Strathmore were in a tight corner with none of their players managing to score double figures. Coach Everline Kedogo's Eagle Wings registered an 86-44 victory over visiting Kakamega-based Western Delight. Western Delight, who had lost 51-33 to Co-op Bank in their last outing in Nairobi, had nothing to offer against former three-time champions Eagle Wings.
Courtesy of: nation.co.ke



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  LEBANON  


Welcome Al Riyadi Beirut! - by Eurobasket News

EEWBL line-up is almost complete and will feature a record 16 teams from 11 countries. We welcome the first team from the Eastern Mediterranean - Al Riyadi Beirut from Lebanon. Lebanon is a basketball powerhouse of Asia. Its men's team conquered silver medals in the Asian championship three times (2001, 2005, 2007). Lebanon has strong clubs as well, especially in its capital city Beirut, which is known as 'Paris of the Middle East' Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was born in Beirut and spent much of his childhood in Lebanon. Al Riyadi men's team won the 2017 Lebanese championship, while the women finished in the second place behind Homenetmen Antelias. Homenetmen won thanks to the American and Lithuanian superstars - respectively Angel McCoughtry and Gintare Petronyte. Al Riyadi won the 2017 Lebanese Cup and signed former TTT Riga standout Aishah Sutherland (187-F-90, college: Kansas, agency: Two Points). Beirut team is also: three times champion of Lebanon, four times Lebanon Cup winner, three times champion of West Asia, two times Arab champion and a champion of Hicham Jaroudi championship.
Courtesy of: eewbl.eu



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  LUXEMBOURG  


Residence inks Alli Gloyd - by Eurobasket News

Residence de Walferdange (Total League) signed 25-year old American forward Alli Gloyd (185-92, college: Arizona). She plays this summer at Cairns Dolphins in Australian QBL. In 8 games she had very impressive stats: 17.1ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.4apg and 1.4spg. The last season Gloyd played at Wolfpack Wolfenbuettel in German 2.Bundesliga where in 27 games she recorded also remarkable stats: 17.6ppg, 10.7rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg. She helped them to make it to the group final after they ended regular season as second best team. Quite impressive season as she was voted Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga North Forward of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team.
Gloyd has played also professionally in Australia for Latrobe City Energy.
She attended University of Arizona until 2015 and it will be her third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @610Sportsusa)

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  MEXICO  


Mexican National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Jacqueline Luna-Castro
Luna-Castro
Brisa Silva
Silva
Daniela Pardo
Pardo
Laura Nunez
Nunez
Maria Orozco
Orozco
#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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  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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  PUERTO RICO  


Puerto Rican National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Tayra Melendez
Melendez
Ashley Santos
Santos
Pamela Rosado
Rosado
Angelica Bermudez
Bermudez
Ashley Perez
Perez
#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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  SERBIA  


Tijana Krivacevic (ex Girne Univ.) agreed terms with UNI Gyor - by Nagy Szilveszter

CMB Cargo UNI Gyor (A Division) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old Hungarian international forward Tijana Krivacevic (196-90, agency: ProDep Management). She has a double citizenship as she also holds Serbian passport. Krivacevic played most recently at Girne Universitesi in Turkish KBSL. She managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 22 KBSL games she recorded 10.1ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.4apg and 1.8spg. Krivacevic also played that season for Perfumerias Avenida in Spanish LFB where in 9 games she averaged 5.8ppg and 4.0rpg. She helped them to win the Supercup. Krivacevic also played 3 games in Euroleague where she had 8.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg.
In 2010 Krivacevic was drafted by Seattle Storm (WNBA) in third round (34th overall).
She has been also a member of Hungarian international program for some years. Krivacevic has regularly played for Hungarian senior team since 2008 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2009.
She also represented Hungary at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 8.3ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.3apg, 1.0spg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 28.6%, 3PT: 14.3%, FT: 87.5%.
Krivacevic is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in Slovakia (Good Angels), Spain (Rivas Promete), Hungary (Sopron Basket and Pecs 2010) and Turkey (Orduspor).

CMB Cargo UNI Gyor roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Timea Czank
Anna Lakloth
Zsofia Simon
Dorina Marko

Forwards:
Zsofia Varga
Tijana Krivacevic
Aniko Simon
Petra Szabo
Cyesha Goree
Agnes Torok

Centers:
Kamila Stepanova
Vanessza Kovacs

Coach: Peter Volgyi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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U20 European championship: Serbia Vs Hungary 72:86 - by Zoran Popovic

In the 1/8 final match Serbian U20 National team lost against Hungary 72:86 (10:16, 21:16, 15:23, 31:26). Hungarian team very aggressive started match and made advantage of +6 points after the first quarter. Serbian players decrease Hungarian advantage until the second period on only +1 point. But after the half time Hungarian team made serie of 9 consecutive points and increase advantage on +9 points. In the last period of the match Hungarian team made another break and increase advantage on +19 points. Until the end of the match coach Bulj players tried to decrease advantage, but at the end Hungarian team routinely finish the match The most efficient players in Serbian team were Jovana Nogic with 21 scored points and Snezana Bogicevic (177-SG-97) collect 20 points.


Cegledi EKK tabs Jovana Popovic - by Nagy Szilveszter

Cegledi EKK (A Division) inked 27-year old Serbian ex-international point guard Jovana Popovic (173-90, agency: ProDep Management). She played most recently at Hatay Bsb in Turkish KBSL. Popovic managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 10 KBSL games she recorded 7.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.5apg. She also played 14 games in Euroleague where she averaged 4.1ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.5apg. And finally Popovic contributed to 4 games in Eurocup where she had 4.3ppg and 1.8rpg.
Popovic's team made it to the EuroCup Semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Buducnost in Montenegrin league. In 14 WABA games she got impressive 15.6ppg, 3.1rpg, 5.4apg (top 2) and 1.5spg.
Among other achievements she received Eurobasket.com All-1A ZCKL Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-1A ZCKL Import Player of the Year award in 2016.
Popovic was also a member of Serbian international program for some years. She played for Serbian Senior National Team between 2010 and 2013 and previously for U18 National Team between 2007 and 2008.
Popovic also represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Liepaja (Latvia) seven years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 8.4ppg, 3.6rpg, Assists-2 (4.0apg), 1.7spg, FGP: 44.9%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 83.3%.
Popovic has played also professionally for other Serbian teams like Crvena Zvezda, Vojvodina and Partizan.

Cegledi EKK roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jovana Popovic
Dora Medgyessy
Veronika Kanyasi

Forwards:
Nora Nagy-Bujdoso
Zsoka Ruttner
Szidonia Katona
Cintia Kobolak
Dora Filipowicz

Center:
Anett Serban

Coach: Laszlo Cziczas

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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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  TURKEY  


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

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Chelsea Gray agreed terms with Botas - by Eurobasket News

Botasspor Adana (KBSL) inked 25-year old American guard Chelsea Gray (180-92, college: Duke). She plays in the summer at Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA). Gray managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 17 WNBA games she recorded very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 4.2apg. The last season she played at Abdullah Gul where in 27 games she averaged 14.5ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.9apg and 1.5spg. Gray helped them to make it to the cup final. She also played 15 games in Eurocup where she had 12.9ppg, 3.3rpg, 4.5apg and 1.3spg.
Three years ago Gray was drafted by Connecticut Sun (WNBA) in first round (11th overall).
The former Duke University staris in her fourth season in pro basketball. She received also Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup 2nd Team award in 2017.
Gray won WNBA championship title in 2016.
Gray has played previously professionally in Israel (Hapoel Rishon Le Zion) and Spain (Argon Uni Girona).
Her game is described as: A spectacular playmaker and skilled point guard with a knack for visualizing the floor ... has a wonderful shooting touch and great passing skills.

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Bornova tabs Shavonte Zellous - by Eurobasket News

Bornova Becker (TKBL) inked 31-year old American (has also Croatian passport) guard Shavonte Zellous (178-70kg-86, college: Pittsburgh). She plays in the summer at New York Liberty (WNBA). Zellous managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 16 WNBA games she averaged 12.1ppg, 3.8rpg and 2.9apg. The last season she played at Besiktas where in 32 games she had very impressive stats: 16.9ppg, 5.7rpg and 3.8apg.
In 2009 Zellous was drafted by Detroit Shock (WNBA) in first round (11th overall).
The former University of Pittsburgh staris in her ninth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Zellous received Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKBL Guard of the Year award back in 2013 and 2014.
She represented Croatia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 11.7ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.2spg, FGP: 43.9%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 83.3%.
Zellous is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in Israel (Ramat Hasharon), Latvia, WNBA (Indiana Fever) and Turkey (Fenerbahce, Mersin BSB, Galatasaray and Adana ASKI Mersin).

Bornova Becker roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Asena Yalcin
Kubra Erat

Forwards:
Adrijana Knezevic
Saziye Ivegin
Duygu Firat

Centers:
Iva Perovanovic
Michelle Snow

Coach: Ceyhun Yildizoglu

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Fenerbahce signs Kia Vaughn - by Lior Hai

Fenerbahce Spor Kulubu Istanbul (KBSL) signed 30-year old Czech international power forward Kia Vaughn (193-94kg-87, college: Rutgers). She is a dual citizen owning also Czech Republic passport. Vaughn played this summer at New York Liberty (WNBA). She managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 10 WNBA games she had 7.2ppg and 5.6rpg. The last season Vaughn played at USK Praha in Czech Republic where in 22 games she recorded 10.0ppg and 5.5rpg. She also played 19 games in Euroleague where she averaged 10.2ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.2apg and 1.2spg. Vaughn helped them to make it to the Euroleague Final Four.
In 2009 she was drafted by New York Liberty (WNBA) in first round (8th overall).
Vaughn attended Rutgers, The State University and it will be her ninth season in pro basketball. She won Czech Republic D1 championship title for five years in a row (between 2013 and 2017).
Vaughn also represented Czech Republic at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 16.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 57.9%, FT: 66.7%.
Vaughn has played also professionally in Israel (Ramat Hasharon and Elitzur Ramla), Italy (Taranto) and WNBA (Washington Mystics).

Fenerbahce Spor Kulubu Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Birsel Vardarli
Ozge Yavas

Forward:
Ayse Cora

Center:
Tilbe Senyurek

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS  


U.S. Virgin Islands National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Natalie Day
Day
Lanese Bough
Bough
Victoria Hamilton
Hamilton
Imani Tate
Tate
Anisha George
George
#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



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  UKRAINE  


PINKK-Pecsi lands Olena Samburska - by Nagy Szilveszter

PINKK-Pecsi 424 (A Division) tabbed 28-year old Ukrainian international guard Olena Samburska (173-89). She played most recently at KS JAS FBG Sosnowiec in Polish TBLK, but left. In 6 games she averaged 15.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.5apg and 1.7spg last season. Samburska's team made it to the Bulgarian League Semifinals in 2013 and 2016. She received Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Bosman Player of the Year award in 2011 and 2016.
Samburska has been also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Ukrainian senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
Samburska also represented Ukraine at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 1.5ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0spg.
Samburska has played also professionally in Romania (CSM Targoviste and ICIM Arad), Ukraine (Kozachka and Olimp-NAEK Yuzhnoukrainsk) and Bulgaria (Neftochimic and Montana 2003).

PINKK-Pecsi 424 roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nora Rujak
Olena Samburska
Petra Santa
Vivien Raus

Forwards:
Ivey Slaughter
Sara Benke
Nikolett Gemes-Sarok

Centers:
Emese Kovalcsik
Lilla Zsilinszky
Shelby Cheslek
Nikolett Sera

Coach: Jens Tillman

By Eurobasket Data Center

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