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  ABA  



Two other teams added to ABA - by Gianni Pascucci

The American Basketball Association (ABA) has added other two teams for the upcoming season
One is the NEPA Stars & Stripes located in Wilkes-Barre PA. "This is another great team in our Chesapeake Division, stated ABA co-founder Joe Newman . "Isiah 'Ike' Walker has terrific experience on an off the court and really understand what it takes to be successful. Very pleased to have Isiah in the ABA."
For more information, email starsandstripesbball@gmail.com, or call 570 281 2808. The team website will be available shortly.
The second new team is named Outtatowners New England "This has been a remarkable year for expansion," stated ABA co-founder Joe Newman . "But not totally unexpected. We've made it easier to own and operate an ABA team than any other and we do provide the best business plan in professional sports. A tough combination to beat."
Owner/coach Jarren Smif returns for a second season having coached another ABA team last season. The Outtatowners will be based out of Framingham MA and will play in the Northeast Division. For more information, email smifuniversity@gmail.com or visit www.abaliveaction.com



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  ABA LEAGUE  


Glogovac re-signs at Igokea - by Eurobasket News

BC Igokea Aleksandrovac (Division I) confirmed in their roster 23-year old ex-international forward Stefan Glogovac (205-94). He played there last season. Glogovac managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 15 Division I games he had 5.0ppg and 2.3rpg. He helped them to win the regular season. Glogovac also played for BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica in Serbian league that season where in 11 ABA League games he recorded just 2.5ppg and 1.4rpg. He also played 5 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 3.8ppg and 3.0rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Glogovac was voted Eurobasket.com Bosnia and Herzegovina League All-Domestic Players Team in 2015.
He was also a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina international program for some years. Glogovac played for Bosnia and Herzegovina Senior National Team between 2014 and 2015 and previously for U18 National Team between 2010 and 2012.
He also represented Bosnia at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia) three years ago. Glogovac's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: 14.8ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 61.3%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 64.7%.
Glogovac has played previously for three other Bosnia teams: Vitez, Leotar and Spars Sarajevo.

BC Igokea Aleksandrovac roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Gajic
Djordje Milosevic

Forwards:
Danilo Sibalic
Stefan Glogovac

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DraganJankovski)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Bosnia



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  AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16  


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

Group A
Mauritius - Mozambique 28-94
Mozambique thumped Mauritius to secure the first victory in Group A. Bryan Ricotso (02) posted 15 points to lead the winning side. Mozambique established a 49:10 halftime advantage. They never looked back en route to the win. Clayton Clemente (01) and Ndzengo Buvana (01) had 10 points each in the victory. Hermann Camal (01) and Nevish Doorghen (02) responded with 8 points each for Mauritius.

Tunisia - Mali 40-61
Mali overcame Tunisia in the opener. Siriman Kanoute (01) posted 21 points and 7 rebounds to lead the winners. Mali grabbed a 37:28 halftime lead. They held Tunisia to just 12 points in the second half and marched to the winning outcome. Oumar Ballo (204-C-02) provided 20 points and 16 rebounds in the victory. Faiez Ghomrassi (01) responded with 14 points for Tunisia.

Group B
Egypt - Madagascar 117-63
Egypt defeated Madagascar for the opening victory at the championship. Momen Hassan (01) came up with 19 points, 6 steals and 5 boards for the winning side. Egypt used a 31:9 run in the second term to ensure a 31-point halftime lead. They sank 61 points in the second half and eased to the victory. Ahmed Saed (01) chipped in 14 points for the winners. Marco Rakotovao (01) produced 18 points, 7 rebounds and 6 steals for Madagascar.

Rwanda - Algeria 39-61
Algeria cruised past Rwanda to open win count in Mauritius. Amir Bouzidi (01) netted 16 points and made 7 steals to pace the winning side. Algeria established a 31:11 halftime advantage. They protected the lead throughout the second half and coasted to the victory. Ouail Gadaoui (01) secured 12 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side. Thierry Nkundwa (01) answered with 19 points and 9 boards for Rwanda.




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  ALGERIA  


Algerian U16 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Ouail Gadaoui
Gadaoui
Amir Bouzidi
Bouzidi
Nadji Hadji
Hadji
Abdelhamid Dahman
Dahman
Nadir Hifi
Hifi
#e#5
4Nadir Hifi 02
5Riyad Benhaddouche 01
6Ouail Gadaoui 01
7Amine Bouarifi 02
8Abdelmalek Benzidoun 01
9Adam Zitouni 01
10Amir Bouzidi 01
11Nadji Hadji 01
12Adem Benabdallah 01
14Ziad Chenieff 01
15Abdelhamid Dahman 01
16Adel Mellak 01

Toufik Benakouche Head Coach
Riad Chettouh Assistant



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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 


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





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)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



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)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



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

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

Deportivo Norte de Armstrong roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Celestino Cupulutti
Rodrigo Gallegos
Jonatan Torresi

Center:
Leandro Gerez

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Leandro Gerez signs at Deportivo Norte de Armstrong - by Eurobasket News

Deportivo Norte de Armstrong (TFB) landed 30-year old center Leandro Gerez (196-87) from Atletico Tala.
Gerez is a very experienced player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Penarol lands Diego Guaita - by Eurobasket News

Penarol Mar del Plata (LigaA) tabbed experienced 34-year old former Argentinian international power forward Diego Guaita (203-83) from Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda. In 64 LigaA games he averaged 8.8ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.3apg last season.
His team won Argentinian LigaA North Group Regular Season in 2016.
He has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport.
Guaita was a member of Argentinian international program for some years. He was called to Argentinian Senior National Team back in 2003 and previously for U21 National Team in 2001.
And here thanks to pro basketball Guaita experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Guaita has played previously professionally also in Spain (Baskonia, Ourense, Caceres_Basket, Burgos and Tenerife) and Argentina (Atenas, Obras Basket, GECR Indalo, Boca Juniors and Lanus).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A young inside player who has reach the maturity of a senior; plays hard defense, can score, rebounds and passes the ball well; a huge upside at 4 and 5 positions;.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Olimpico de La Banda inks Damian Tintorelli - by Eurobasket News

Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda (LigaA) signed experienced 36-year old American center Damian Tintorelli (204-114kg-81) from San Martin Corrientes. In 59 LigaA games he had 8.3ppg and 3.7rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Tintorelli played at Quimsa where in 58 LigaA games he recorded 9.3ppg and 4.9rpg.
He won Argentinian LigaA championship title in 2015.
Tintorelli has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally also in Italy (Novara) and Argentina (Echague, Ben Hur and Regatas Corrientes).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Olimpico de La Banda.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



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  AUSTRALIA  


Cotton is back at Wildcats - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Perth Wildcats (NBL) agreed terms with 25-year old American guard Bryce Cotton (185-75kg-92, college: Providence, agency: Pensack Sports). It is actually his comeback to Perth Wildcats as he has played here before. Cotton was about to sign at Atlanta Hawks in the NBA.
The most of last season he spent at Perth Wildcats where in 16 NBL games he was the best scorer with impressive 23.1ppg and averaged 3.2rpg, 3.1apg and 1.3spg (in top 5). Cotton helped them to win the league title (twice). He also played earlier that season for Anadolu Efes in Turkish BSL. In 7 games he was the best scorer with 10.4ppg and had 1.6rpg, 2.3apg and 1.4spg (in top 5). Cotton also played 10 games in Euroleague where he recorded 8.0ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.4apg.
Cotton's career allowed him to visit four different continents. He tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Australia and of course North America. Cotton has played previously professionally in China (Xinjiang Flying Tige), NBA (Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs).
He attended Providence College until 2014 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Australia



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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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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


Strasbourg signs Zack Wright - by Eurobasket News

Strasbourg IG Basket (ProA) signed 32-year old Bosnian international guard Zack Wright (191-95kg-85, college: of Central Missouri). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Wright played last season at AS Monaco Basket (ProA). In 34 games he had 8.4ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.9apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to win the cup. Wright also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 11.0ppg, 3.7rpg, 4.0apg and 2.2spg. He contributed to his team making it to the Basketball Champions League Final Four. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League 1st Team.
Wright ended the previous (2015-16) season at Avtodor in Russian league. In 13 VTB United League games he averaged 6.9ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.0apg and 1.6spg. But the most of that year he spent at Union Olimpija Ljubljana in Slovenian league. In 15 Eurocup games he got 12.0ppg, 5.2rpg, 3.5apg and 1.7spg. Wright also played 22 games in ABA League where he got 9.9ppg, 4.7rpg, 3.5apg and 1.4spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Wright was voted Eurobasket.com All-Croatian A1 League Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Defensive Player of the Year back in 2012.
He also represented Bosnia at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 3.4ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.6apg.
Wright is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Brose Baskets and SG Braunschweig), Turkey (Istanbul BBSK), Greece (Panathinaikos and Cretan Kings), Croatia (Cibona), France (Le Mans and Chalon/Saor) and Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg).
Wright attended of Central Missouri until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.

Strasbourg IG Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Zack Wright
Pape Sy
Ludovic Beyhurst

Forwards:
Jeremy Leloup
Olivier Cortale

Centers:
Louis Labeyrie
Mouhammadou Jaiteh
Marc Kwedi

Coach: Vincent Collet

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Andrea De Nicolao signs at Umana Venezia - by Eurobasket News

Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) landed 26-year old international point guard Andrea De Nicolao (185-75kg-91) from Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia. In 33 Serie A games he averaged 5.6ppg, 2.1rpg, 3.3apg and 1.1spg last season. He helped them to make it to the Italian Cup Semifinals.
Among other achievements De Nicolao's team won Italian Supercup in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com Italian LNP Gold All-Domestic Players Team award in 2015.
De Nicolao has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2011.
De Nicolao represented Italy at the Mediterranean Games in Mersin (Turkey) four years ago.
He has played previously for four other teams: Openjobmetis VA, Benetton Treviso, Verona and Ticino.
Let's have closer look into De Nicolao's outlook: A promising point guard, who hasn' t a great size, but is very quick, has good timing and leaping ability. Also, he runs yet very well a pick and roll offense. Huge upside. Year after year, he become a defensive specialist too.

Umana Reyer Venezia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marquez Haynes
Andrea De_Nicolao
Julyan Stone

Forward:
Michael Bramos

Center:
Paul Biligha

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sigal Prishtina lands Patrick Cole - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Sigal Prishtina (SuperLeague) landed 24-year old American guard Patrick Cole (196-95kg-93). He just graduated from N.C.Central (NCAA). In 32 games he averaged impressive 19.2ppg, 7.0rpg and 5.7apg last season. Cole helped them to win MEAC Tournament and end the regular season at the top position. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded All-MEAC Player of the Year, All-MEAC All-Tournament MVP and selected to All-MEAC 1st Team.
As mentioned above Cole is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Buterlevicius is back at Juventus - by Eurobasket News

Juventus-LKSK Utenos (LKL) signed 28-year old Lithuanian small forward Simas Buterlevicius (200-94kg-89, agency: Octagon Europe). It is actually his comeback to Utena as he has played here before. Buterlevicius played last season at Etoile Charleville-Mezieres in French ProB. In 36 games he had 5.4ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.4apg.
The previous (15-16) season Buterlevicius played at Lietkabelis where in 34 LKL games he recorded 9.9ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.2apg and 1.0spg. He also played 19 games in Baltic League where he averaged 6.4ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.9apg. Buterlevicius helped them to make it to the semifinals. The other team he played shortly was BK Ventspils in Latvian LBL. In three games he got just 2.7ppg, 3.7rpg and 2.3apg.
Buterlevicius represented Lithuania at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
He has played previously professionally in Poland (Trefl) and Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas, Sakalai, MRU Vilnius, Nevezis and Vytautas).
Buterlevicius could be described: An all-round player who can play from PG to PF. A hard and attentive worker. Active at both the ends of the floor.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELGIUM  


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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  BOSNIA  


Glogovac re-signs at Igokea - by Eurobasket News

BC Igokea Aleksandrovac (Division I) confirmed in their roster 23-year old ex-international forward Stefan Glogovac (205-94). He played there last season. Glogovac managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 15 Division I games he had 5.0ppg and 2.3rpg. He helped them to win the regular season. Glogovac also played for BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica in Serbian league that season where in 11 ABA League games he recorded just 2.5ppg and 1.4rpg. He also played 5 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 3.8ppg and 3.0rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Glogovac was voted Eurobasket.com Bosnia and Herzegovina League All-Domestic Players Team in 2015.
He was also a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina international program for some years. Glogovac played for Bosnia and Herzegovina Senior National Team between 2014 and 2015 and previously for U18 National Team between 2010 and 2012.
He also represented Bosnia at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia) three years ago. Glogovac's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: 14.8ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 61.3%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 64.7%.
Glogovac has played previously for three other Bosnia teams: Vitez, Leotar and Spars Sarajevo.

BC Igokea Aleksandrovac roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Gajic
Djordje Milosevic

Forwards:
Danilo Sibalic
Stefan Glogovac

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DraganJankovski)

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Strasbourg signs Zack Wright - by Eurobasket News

Strasbourg IG Basket (ProA) signed 32-year old Bosnian international guard Zack Wright (191-95kg-85, college: of Central Missouri). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Wright played last season at AS Monaco Basket (ProA). In 34 games he had 8.4ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.9apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to win the cup. Wright also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 11.0ppg, 3.7rpg, 4.0apg and 2.2spg. He contributed to his team making it to the Basketball Champions League Final Four. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League 1st Team.
Wright ended the previous (2015-16) season at Avtodor in Russian league. In 13 VTB United League games he averaged 6.9ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.0apg and 1.6spg. But the most of that year he spent at Union Olimpija Ljubljana in Slovenian league. In 15 Eurocup games he got 12.0ppg, 5.2rpg, 3.5apg and 1.7spg. Wright also played 22 games in ABA League where he got 9.9ppg, 4.7rpg, 3.5apg and 1.4spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Wright was voted Eurobasket.com All-Croatian A1 League Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Defensive Player of the Year back in 2012.
He also represented Bosnia at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 3.4ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.6apg.
Wright is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Brose Baskets and SG Braunschweig), Turkey (Istanbul BBSK), Greece (Panathinaikos and Cretan Kings), Croatia (Cibona), France (Le Mans and Chalon/Saor) and Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg).
Wright attended of Central Missouri until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.

Strasbourg IG Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Zack Wright
Pape Sy
Ludovic Beyhurst

Forwards:
Jeremy Leloup
Olivier Cortale

Centers:
Louis Labeyrie
Mouhammadou Jaiteh
Marc Kwedi

Coach: Vincent Collet

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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.

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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.



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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





Chinese NBL round 8 best performance: Kevin Murphy - by Eurobasket News

American Guard Kevin Murphy (196-G-90) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Guangxi, receiving a Asia-basket.com NBL Player of the Week award for round 8.
The 27-year old player had a double-double of 58 points and 10 rebounds, while his team beat Luoyang (#10, 4-4) 134-129. Guangxi is placed at 4th position in Chinese NBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Guangxi will need more victories to improve their 5-3 record. In the team's last game Murphy had a remarkable 57.9% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Guangxi, through which he has constantly improved. Former Tennessee Tech University star has very solid stats this year. Murphy is in league's top in points (2nd best: 47.5ppg) and averages impressive 59.2% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 26-year old American Russ Smith (183-PG-91) of Luoyang. Smith had a very good evening with a double-double of 62 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Luoyang lost that game 129-134 to the higher-ranked Guangxi (#4, 5-3). This loss caused Luoyang to drop to 10th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 4-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Smith is one of the most experienced players at Luoyang and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 59.5ppg (#1). He also registered 8.1 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Guangxi's star - American center Isaiah Austin (216-C-93). Austin got into 30-points club by scoring 40 points in the last round. He went also for nineteen rebounds . He was another key player of Guangxi, helping his team with a 134-129 win against the lower-ranked Luoyang (#10, 4-4). Guangxi needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 5 victories and 3 lost games. The season just started for Austin as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be another team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Vladyslav Koreniuk (210-C-94) of Chongqing - 39 points and 15 rebounds
5. Yaoyang Guo) of Chongqing - 37 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
6. James Mays (206-F/C-86) of Guizhou - 33 points and 15 rebounds
7. Michael Holyfield (211-C-92) of Beijing - 21 points, 30 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Michael Nunnally (203-F-86) of Jiangsu L. - 34 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Dominique Johnson (192-SG-87) of Lhasa - 43 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Chris Otule (211-C-90) of Henan - 22 points and 19 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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Boulazac tabs Giovan Oniangue - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted Boulazac Basket Dordogne (ProA) inked 26-year old naturalized Congolese small forward Giovan Oniangue (198-91) from Paris-Levallois. Oniangue has played there for the last eight years. In 11 ProA games he recorded 3.3ppg and 1.6rpg last season.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016. Oniangue's team made it to the ProA Semifinals.
Among other achievements he received Afrobasket.com All-African Championships Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
Oniangue represented France at the Afrobasket Championships in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 14.8ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.0apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 45.5%, 3PT: 26.8%, FT: 57.9%.

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
Giovan Oniangue
Brandon Ubel
Stephan Gauthier
Lionel Gaudoux

Centers:
Maxime Zianveni
Darnell Jackson
Alexis Tanghe

Coach: Claude Bergeaud

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hochiminh City Wings ink Bilal Richardson, ex Kvarner 2010 - by Eurobasket News

Hochiminh City Wings (VBA) agreed terms with American forward Bilal Richardson (203-111kg, college: N.Alabama). He played most recently at KK Kvarner 2010 Rijeka in Croatian A1 league.
Richardson played in the final of LSC Tournament in 2015.
He graduated from University of North Alabama in 2016. It will be his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jolly JBS withdrawal from Premier League - by Zeljko Zule

Jolly JBS Sibenik decided to withdraw from the 2017-18 Croatian Premier League (the new name for the first tier; ex A-1 League) because the club lost sponsorship deals, the club officially announced.
Ironically, Jolly JBS Sibenik has had its most sucessful season so far, finishing the 2016-17 regular season in third place and reaching the finals of the Croatian Cup Kresimir Cosic.
Jolly have played in the A1 League since 2011. They twice reached the play-off semifinals, 2012-13 and 2013-14 season.



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.



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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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  ECUADOR  


Andres Conchambay agreed terms with Leones - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted Leones de Riobamba (National League) strengthened their roster with addition of Andres Conchambay. The last time (15) he played at Universidad Tecnologica Equinoc. Quito in Ecuadorian National League. Conchambay missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
Conchambay's team won Ecuadorian National League Regular Season in 2015.

Leones de Riobamba roster for 2017-2018:

Javinger Vargas
Alexander Morillo
William Daniel Guayaquil
Eric McKnight
Andres Conchambay

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Leones sign William Daniel Guayaquil - by Eurobasket News

Leones de Riobamba (National League) signed 24-year old international guard William Daniel Guayaquil (183-93) from Iccan. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final.
Guayaquil has been also a member of Ecuadorian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Ecuadorian senior team since 2016 and previously for U17 National Team back in 2009.
Guayaquil also represented Ecuador at the South American Championships in Caracas (Venezuela) last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 9.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 66.7%, 3PT: 21.1%, FT: 87.5%.
Guayaquil has played previously for two other teams: Universidad Tecnologica Equinoc. Quito and ESPE Quito.

Leones de Riobamba roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alexander Morillo
William_Daniel Guayaquil

Forward:
Eric McKnight

Center:
Javinger Vargas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EGYPT  


Egyptian U16 National Team 2017 - by Greg

0Youssef Elmadawy 01
1Youssef Lehitta 01
4Ahmed Desouki 01
7Mazen Ibrahim 01
9Omar Morsy 01
10Ziad Sakr 01
11Yassin Mohamed 01
12Ahmed Saed 01
13Ahmed Hanafi 01
15Aly Khalifa 201-F-01
24Momen Hassan 01
25Mahmoud Noureldin 01

Fady Rezkallah Head Coach
Ayman Matrawy Assistant



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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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Lietkabelis keep Ksistof Lavrinovic for another season - by Eurobasket News

Panevezys Lietkabelis (LKL) re-signed experienced 38-year old former international center Ksistof Lavrinovic (209-105kg-79). He played there last season. In 48 LKL games he averaged 12.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg. Lavrinovic helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Domestic Player of the Year, Center of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Lavrinovic also played 14 games in Eurocup where he had 12.0ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.6apg and 1.0spg.
The previous (15-16) season Lavrinovic played at Lietuvos rytas. In 43 LKL games he recorded 7.1ppg and 3.2rpg. He contributed to his team winning the Cup and make to league semifinals. Lavrinovic also played 10 games in Eurocup where he got 13.8ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.3apg.
Among other achievements Lavrinovic won Lithuanian League championship title in 2013. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Player of the Year award back in 2008.
Lavrinovic represented Lithuania at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 6 games: 5.0ppg, 1.3rpg.
Lavrinovic is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Russia (Dynamo Moscow, Ural Great and Unics Kazan), Spain (Valencia Basket), Lithuania (Zalgiris and Dzukija) and Italy (Grissin Bon RE and Mens Sana 1871 Siena).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Lietkabelis.
Let's have closer look into Lavrinovic's outlook: Expected till the teenage to become better than his twin brother, has delivered so much that he was offered a contract by the NBA Toronto Raptors in 2004. Has a great body, good hands, solid defensive and offensive skills. Can be considered the prototype of a modern big man, who can spend time at the 4 position (good outside shot !) and at the 5 too (tough inside, not afraid of contacts).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Darjus Lavrinovic re-signs at Lietkabelis - by Eurobasket News

Panevezys Lietkabelis (LKL) confirmed in their roster experienced 38-year old international center Darjus Lavrinovic (212-106kg-79). He played there last season. In 36 LKL games he recorded 5.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.0apg. Lavrinovic helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals. He also played 9 games in Eurocup where he averaged 4.4ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.0apg.
The previous (15-16) season Lavrinovic played at Grissin Bon RE in Italian Serie A. In 37 games he had 9.5ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.4apg. He contributed to his team winning the Supercup and make to league final. Lavrinovic also played 15 games in Eurocup where he got 10.9ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.5apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Ukrainian Superleague championship title in 2014. Lavrinovic was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Defensive Player of the Year back in 2014.
He represented Lithuania at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. Lavrinovic's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 11 games: 6.8ppg, 2.9rpg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 41.2%, FT: 80.0%.
Lavrinovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Russia (CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow and Unics Kazan), Spain (Real Madrid), Turkey (Fenerbahce), Lithuania (Zalgiris and Dzukija) and Ukraine (Budivelnyk).
Lavrinovic is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Lietkabelis.
On Lavrinovic: Tall player, but not enough strong to play against other athletic centers. Quick. Runs the floor very well. Not very stable performance. He's now a very experienced player who can read well any game situation and has developed a good leadership on the court.

Panevezys Lietkabelis roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Gintaras Leonavicius

Centers:
Darjus Lavrinovic
Ksistof Lavrinovic
Vaidas Cepukaitis

Coach: Arturs Stalbergs

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv tabs Pierre Jackson - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) inked 26-year old American point guard Pierre Jackson (180-82kg-91, college: Baylor). The last season Jackson played at another team Texas Legends in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen where in 28 games he averaged impressive 22.5ppg, 4.3rpg, 7.7apg and 1.9spg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to D-League All-Star Game.
In 2013 he was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (42nd overall). Jackson attended Baylor University and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he won NIT championship title in 2013. Jackson received also USBWA All-District VII Player of the Year award and NABC Division I All-District 8 1st Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
Jackson is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Croatia (Cedevita), France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket), Turkey (Fenerbahce), NBA (Dallas Mavericks and Phi.76ers) and NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars).
Jackson's game is described as: An energetic PG who loves to create out from the dribble. He can be unstoppable when he goes inside and can be effective at the defensive side too.

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michael Roll
Pierre Jackson
John DiBartolomeo

Forwards:
Karam Mashour
Jake Cohen

Center:
Alex Tyus

Coach: Arik Shivek

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Errick McCollum agreed terms with Anadolu Efes - by Eurobasket News

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old American point guard Errick McCollum (185-88, college: Goshen) from Galatasaray. In 12 BSL games in Turkey he recorded 13.8ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.1apg last season. McCollum also played that season for Fly Dragons in Chinese CBA where in 36 games he was second best scorer with impressive 37.5ppg and had 6.4rpg, 3.7apg and 2.3spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Honorable Mention.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements McCollum's team made it to the Turkish League Semifinals in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Import of the Year award in 2016.
Thanks to McCollum's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). McCollum has played previously professionally in Greece (Panionios and Apollon Patras), Israel (Hapoel Kfar Saba and GreenTops Netanya) and China (Golden Bulls).
He attended Goshen College until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Krunoslav Simon
Birkan Batuk
Errick McCollum
Josh Adams

Forwards:
Derrick Brown
Brock Motum
Ricky Ledo

Center:
Bryant Dunston

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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CSKA Moscow tabs Othello Hunter - by Eurobasket News

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

CSKA Moscow roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Leo Westermann
Cory Higgins
Maksim Kondakov
Alexandr Khomenko

Forwards:
Andrey Vorontsevich
Will Clyburn
Andrey Lopatin

Centers:
Kyle Hines
Othello Hunter

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @miskoraznatovic)

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Khimki tabs Anthony Gill, ex Yesilgiresun - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) inked 25-year old American power forward Anthony Gill (203-105kg-92, college: Virginia). He played most recently at Yesilgiresun in Turkish BSL league. In 30 games he averaged 14.4ppg and 6.9rpg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Honorable Mention.
Gill played in the final of ACC Tournament in 2016.
He graduated from University of Virginia in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Egor Vyaltsev
Stefan Markovic
Charles Jenkins
Vyacheslav Zaytsev

Forwards:
Sergey Monya
Tyler Honeycutt
Andrey Zubkov
Anthony Gill

Center:
Dmitry Sokolov

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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Robbie Hummel leaves Khimki - by Eurobasket News

28-year old American forward Robbie Hummel (205-99kg-89, college: Purdue) left BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB). Hummel played there also last season. In 11 Eurocup games he averaged 8.9ppg and 3.9rpg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. Hummel played there also last season. He also played 29 games in VTB United League where he had 8.3ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.1apg. Hummel contributed to his team making it to the final.
In 2012 he was drafted by Drafted by? Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in second round (58th overall). The former Purdue University standoutis in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he received All-Big Ten 1st Team award back in 2010 and 2012 at his college time.
Hummel represented USA at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) eight years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 7.3ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 43.8%, 3PT: 31.6%, FT: 50.0%.
Hummel has played also professionally in Italy (Armani Milano), Spain (Blusens Monbus) and NBA (Denver Nuggets).
His game is described as: (by Jorrye Nixon for NBADraft.net in 2012)
Fundamentally sound…A pretty well-rounded offensive player…Played 3 positions (SG,SF,PF) in college, being a very tricky matchup for teams…Is most effective as a jump shooter…Has NBA range…At his best spotting up, but can hit some shots off screens…Has the size and release speed to get shots off effectively…Nice ability to pull-up and hit shots against closeouts
.

BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Egor Vyaltsev
Stefan Markovic
Charles Jenkins
Vyacheslav Zaytsev

Forwards:
Sergey Monya
Tyler Honeycutt
Andrey Zubkov

Center:
Dmitry Sokolov

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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Andell Cumberbatch has opted out of contract with Oberwart to pursue new opportunities in Europe. - by Thomas Jones

Redwell Gunners Oberwart were informed that Andell Cumberbatch (196-G-93, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe) have declined their player options for the 2017-18 season and will become free agent. The American guard led the team to the Final in Austria with 15.3ppg, 6.5rpg and 2.4apg.

After his great season in the FIBA Europe cup where Cumberbatch was the only one player able to score more than 15 points, grab more than 5 rebounds and steal more than 2 balls per game. He will have several teams vying for his services.



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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. Macdonald, AUS16.0 
 10. Robertson, AUS16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Melvin IXOEE
  NCA
  (195-C-0)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Ixoee, NCA13.3 
 2. Aiono, SAM12.3 
 3. Froling, AUS11.0 
 4. Timarong, PLW11.0 
 5. Patche, NCA10.8 
 6. Tautau, SAM10.3 
 7. Higgins, NZL8.3 
 8. Kunen, AUS8.3 
 9. Arapoc, GUM7.7 
 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. Ape, SAM4.3 
 6. Froling, AUS4.3 
 7. Bowen, AUS4.0 
 8. Krause, AUS4.0 
 9. Stattmann, AUS3.7 
 10. Patche, NCA3.3 
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. Rezzouq, TAH3.3 
 10. Thunot, TAH3.3 
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. Flavell, NZL1.0 
 5. Vincento, SAM1.0 
 6. Timarong, PLW1.0 
 7. Gibbons, PLW0.8 
 8. Teore, TAH0.8 
 9. Patche, NCA0.8 
 10. Higgins, NZL0.7 



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Jordan Jacks is a newcomer at Lahti - by Eurobasket News

Lahti Basketball (1st Division) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old American guard Jordan Jacks (196-87kg-94). He just graduated from Ky Wesleyan (NCAA2). In 27 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.3ppg, 8.9rpg, 3.0apg and 1.7spg last season. Jacks helped them to win G-MAC Tournament and end the regular season at the top position. Great season indeed as he was voted to All-G-MAC 1st Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

Lahti Basketball roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jordan Jacks
Eemeli Lampen

Forward:
Hannes Koskinen

Center:
Robert Barlund

Coach: Mike Oppland

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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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

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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Strasbourg signs Zack Wright - by Eurobasket News

Strasbourg IG Basket (ProA) signed 32-year old Bosnian international guard Zack Wright (191-95kg-85, college: of Central Missouri). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Wright played last season at AS Monaco Basket (ProA). In 34 games he had 8.4ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.9apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to win the cup. Wright also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 11.0ppg, 3.7rpg, 4.0apg and 2.2spg. He contributed to his team making it to the Basketball Champions League Final Four. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League 1st Team.
Wright ended the previous (2015-16) season at Avtodor in Russian league. In 13 VTB United League games he averaged 6.9ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.0apg and 1.6spg. But the most of that year he spent at Union Olimpija Ljubljana in Slovenian league. In 15 Eurocup games he got 12.0ppg, 5.2rpg, 3.5apg and 1.7spg. Wright also played 22 games in ABA League where he got 9.9ppg, 4.7rpg, 3.5apg and 1.4spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Wright was voted Eurobasket.com All-Croatian A1 League Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Defensive Player of the Year back in 2012.
He also represented Bosnia at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 3.4ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.6apg.
Wright is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Brose Baskets and SG Braunschweig), Turkey (Istanbul BBSK), Greece (Panathinaikos and Cretan Kings), Croatia (Cibona), France (Le Mans and Chalon/Saor) and Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg).
Wright attended of Central Missouri until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.

Strasbourg IG Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Zack Wright
Pape Sy
Ludovic Beyhurst

Forwards:
Jeremy Leloup
Olivier Cortale

Centers:
Louis Labeyrie
Mouhammadou Jaiteh
Marc Kwedi

Coach: Vincent Collet

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Utah Jazz waives Diaw - by Eurobasket News

Utah Jazz (NBA) waived experienced 35-year old French international power forward Boris Diaw (203-107kg-82). Diaw played there last season. In 84 NBA games he had 4.8ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at the Spurs where in 85 NBA games he recorded 6.3ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.3apg. Diaw helped them to win the Southwest Division title.
In 2003 he was drafted by Atlanta Hawks in first round (21st overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Diaw was voted Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Honorable Mention in 2003, 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2015.
He has been also a member of French international program for some years. Diaw has regularly played for French senior team since 2002 and previously for U20 National Team between 2000 and 2002.
He represented France at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 8.4ppg, 4.6rpg, 4.6apg, 1.0spg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 80.0%.
Diaw has played previously professionally in France (Pau Lacq Orthez, CFBB and JSA Bordeaux) and other NBA teams (Phoenix Suns and Charlotte Hornets).
On Diaw: Can score and rebound. Still lacking some defense tricks, but constantly improving. Great potential. Good athlete with all around skills. Hasn't played a lot, but potential is great. Plays similar to many American players by being able to do more than just shoot or score. Recently succesfully moved to the 5 position by coach D'Antoni. Outside, he wasn' t quick enough to guard point guards and not a great shooter. Inside, he proved to be very effective defensively and also to be able to create problems offensively, with his perimeter skills.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Boulazac tabs Giovan Oniangue - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted Boulazac Basket Dordogne (ProA) inked 26-year old naturalized Congolese small forward Giovan Oniangue (198-91) from Paris-Levallois. Oniangue has played there for the last eight years. In 11 ProA games he recorded 3.3ppg and 1.6rpg last season.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016. Oniangue's team made it to the ProA Semifinals.
Among other achievements he received Afrobasket.com All-African Championships Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
Oniangue represented France at the Afrobasket Championships in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 14.8ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.0apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 45.5%, 3PT: 26.8%, FT: 57.9%.

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
Giovan Oniangue
Brandon Ubel
Stephan Gauthier
Lionel Gaudoux

Centers:
Maxime Zianveni
Darnell Jackson
Alexis Tanghe

Coach: Claude Bergeaud

By Eurobasket Data Center

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ALS Basket signs Brandon Clark, ex Leicester R. - by Eurobasket News

Andrezieux Boutheon Loire Sud Basket (NM1) signed 24-year old American point guard Brandon Clark (183-77kg-93, college: Santa Clara). He played last season at Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders in British BBL league. In 38 games he had 13.2ppg, 3.0rpg, 5.8apg (top 5) and 1.1spg. Clark helped them to win the league title. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-British BBL Honorable Mention.
He graduated from Santa Clara University in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nantes ink Guy Landry Edi - by Philippe Burstert

Hermine Nantes Atlantique (ProB) signed 29-year old naturalized Ivorian swingman Guy Landry Edi (202-99kg-88, college: Gonzaga, agency: Promotex) from St Chamond.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Edi's team made it to the ProB Play-Offs Semifinals in 2014. He was also voted Africabasket.com All-African Championships 2nd Team back in 2011 at his college time.
Edi represented France at the Afrobasket Championships in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) four years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 7 games: 4.7ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.3apg.
Edi has played previously for two other teams: Chalons Reims and STB Le Havre.
He attended Gonzaga University until 2013 and it is his fifth season as a professional player.

Hermine Nantes Atlantique roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Carl Ona-Embo
Bryan Pamba-Juille
Mathis Guillou

Forwards:
Christopher McKnight
Laurence Ekperigin
Alexandre Gavrilovic
Luka Antic
Guy_Landry Edi

Centers:
Guy-Marc Michel
Yannick Quiros

Coach: Franck Collineau

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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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  GERMANY  


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 make 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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Dylan Travis (My Numbers Aren't Crazy But I Do The Things A Good Teammate Does That Are Crucial For Winning Games) - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Dylan Travis (190-G-93, college: Florida Southern) is a 24 year old 190cm guard from Omaha, Nebraska that recently completed his rookie season with Rot-Weiss Cuxhaven (Germany-Regionalliga) playing 17 games averaging 14.9ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.9apg, 2.2spg, FGP: 52.0%, 3PT: 40.2%, FT: 70.5%. He began his basketball career in 2012 with Midland (NAIA) playing 25 games averaging 7.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 41.3%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 67.5%. After a season at Iowa Central CC (JUCO) he moved to Florida Southern (NCAA2) in 2014 playing 25 games averaging 11.2ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.0apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 52.0%, 3PT: 33.0%, FT: 78.7%. In his senior year at Florida Southern (NCAA2) he played 24 games averaging 21.5ppg, 7.3rpg, 4.9apg, 2.1spg, FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 40.1%, FT: 84.0%.He spoke to eurobasket about basketball

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

Danke Miles, right now I am in Florida working part time and of course staying in shape and working on my basketball game every day.


Congrats on being a big figure in helping Rot-Weiss Cuxhaven (Germany-Regionalliga) to the Pro B. If somebody had told you at the start of the season that the club would move up this season what would you have thought?

Yes, that was a big reason why I went to Cuxhaven. I love the ambition the club had, once we finally had our roster in place we talked every day about winning the league and we achieved that goal. The club deserves and so do the loyal fans.

The club has made big strides in the last two years moving from the Regionalliga 2 to the Pro B. Did you sense as a rookie that this is a club where the expectation level continues to grow with every new success?

Yes, I learned when I got there that Cuxhaven used to be Pro A so the community is used to that type of basketball and wants to get back to the Bundesliga ASAP.


How important was the fact that Rot-Weiss Cuxhaven (Germany-Regionalliga) had so many different nationalities on the roster from countries like Spain, Serbia, Croatia and Lithuania to name a few for the success last season?

I think having such a diverse club helped us come together more as a team. We had unselfish guys that had a high basketball IQ and that resulted in a lot of wins.


Do you feel like your experience having played in big tournaments like reaching the NAIA D2 Elite Eight in 2013 with Midland and winning the 2015 NCAA 2 title with Florida Southern (NCAA2) rubbed off on your teammates?

I think so for sure, I think my winning mentality and style of play rubbed off. Playing the game the right way and making the extra pass is contagious and is very fun. When guys see the American doesn't care about how many points he scores I think that unselfish mentality spreads and helps the club win.


Was it a big adjustment period for you as the lone American playing with so many different nationalities? I guess you had no reason to even get an ego as lone Americans sometime get when they are surrounded by only one nationality.

Overall I loved how diverse we were. I learned so much about other cultures and made some great friends. The locker room you would hear 4 different languages being spoken at once. I think my mindset of wanting to embrace this new experience in Germany made it impossible for me to have an ego. I didn't want to be that guy who shoots too much or worries about points. The European style of play of working as a team fits me and my type of play.

Rot-Weiss Cuxhaven (Germany-Regionalliga) would like to have you back. But you are currently scoping out all offers possible. Where do you see the trend going for you? More a farewell from Cuxhaven or a welcome back to Cuxhaven?

Cuxhaven and I have been in talks about next season. I am waiting to hear back about some details which are important for me. Cuxhaven was great though, the fans there made it feel like my 2nd home. Inviting me to their house for Christmas really made me feel welcomed. So whatever happens next season if I'm back or not I'll always have love for Cuxhaven.


How thankful are you with how your professional career has gone? You had a great senior season at Florida Southern (NCAA2), but so did your teammate Dominique Williams, but instead of coming to Europe, he landed a semi-pro contract in the ABA with the Orlando waves. Have you learned early that it is vital to trust the process in order to survive?

I am very thankful, yes I am in a lower league but everyone has a different path. I know I can play with the best and that is my goal to be playing in a top league one day. And yes Dom just got engaged and got set up with a nice job back in Florida so it makes sense for him to just keep playing locally. Indeed it is vital to trust the process, last summer I didn't sign until August. It's almost July, but I trust something good will come. Whatever God has in store for me I'm ready.

I am sure you saw some BBL games live last season in Oldenburg or Bremerhaven. When you see those guys play, what do you feel is still missing from your game to make that jump? There have been players make the BBL from the Regionaliga

We have a partnership with Bremerhaven and we scrimmaged and practiced with them every week pretty much. Going up against guys like Jordan Hulls, Quincy Diggs, Karvel Andersen, made me realize my defense needs to get better. That's been big this summer with me, working on my quickness and lateral speed. The coaches at Bremerhaven really broke down the game for me also, helping me with using ball screen and various things. Which they didn't have to do, I was just a Regionalliga guy, so I respect that.


How important was Croatian Luka Petkovic for you as a rookie in terms of you adjusting to the game? He has played in many countries and seen it all. How did he help your game mature as a rookie?

Luka helped me a lot. He has such a great feel for the game and his IQ is very high. Me and him were a great 1,2 punch. He would always break down different situations during practice giving me advice on different movements when I'm without the ball.

Last season you played 17 games averaging 14.9ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.9apg, 2.2spg, FGP: 52.0%, 3PT: 40.2%, FT: 70.5%. What was your summary of your own rookie season? With what were you content and what not?

I'm not content with anything. All my percentages will be higher next season because of the work I am putting in now. I love the fact we won the league, that makes two championships in the last 3 seasons for me. I hope a club can see even though my numbers aren't crazy, I do the things a good teammate does that are crucial for winning games.


You are a scoring guard, can shoot well from outside and a very good rebounder for 190Cm as you had two double doubles last season. To what NBA player would you compare your game to and what would you classify as your biggest strength on the court?

I'm not big on comparing but I guess a do it all type of guard. A European guy like Nicolas Batum. Doing it all with points, assists, rebounds, and steals. My biggest strength is my shot, but also my decision making and unselfishness passing the ball. In college I averaged 5 assists a game so I am capable of doing more than that.


Your a guy that can fill up the stat sheet, but what would you say is a hidden strength in your game that doesn't always get noticed right away?

I would say rebounding. I have a good knack for where the ball is going to bounce off the rim. In college I averaged almost 8 rebounds and this season I was averaging 7 for the longest time. That's just a mindset, you have to be that junkyard dog and want to get every rebound.

You played against many very talented young Germans players as a rookie. Who was the toughest match up last season?

The youngsters at Vechta II were very good. Look out for a couple of those guys in the future.

Before turning professional, you already got a lot of experience at different levels with schools Midland (NAIA), Iowa Central CC (JUCO) and Florida Southern (NCAA2). How do you feel did your game evolve differently going this route instead of if you had been only at one school for 4 years?

I didn't go into college wanting to transfer but things happen and different opportunities present itself. At midland I met some great friends who will be in my wedding one day. Juco was a crazy experience, a lot of stuff going on outside of basketball but my focus and desire to be great kept me in the gym and out of trouble which led me to the sunny state of Florida where I won a national championship and was All American. My game evolved the most at Iowa Central under hall of fame coach, Dennis Pilcher and his staff. That's where I learned how to communicate at all times, how to move without the ball, just how to play basketball the right way.


You achieved a lot with Midland and Florida Southern having played in big tournaments like reaching the NAIA D2 Elite Eight in 2013 with Midland and winning the 2015 NCAA 2 title with Florida Southern (NCAA2). When you look back at this time would you say that you wouldn't have done it any other way?

It's crazy because a great opportunity presented itself. After we won the National Championship I was offered a D1 scholarship to Wisconsin Green Bay. But I just felt in my heart It was best to stay. So it's fulfilling to know if I wanted to play NCAA D1 I could have. Overall, no regrets.

You made huge strides from your junior season where you averaged 24 minutes and 11.2ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.0apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 52.0%, 3PT: 33.0%, FT: 78.7% and as a senior averaged 21.5ppg, 7.3rpg, 4.9apg, 2.1spg, FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 40.1%, FT: 84.0%. Was it just the minutes that was responsible for this huge push or was it also other factors that helped you mature as a player?

It was both. After we won the championship our head coach went D1. His way of play everyone would play 20 - maybe 30 mins a game. We played a fast paced style which led to a lot of subbing to stay fresh since we had a deep talented squad. My senior year we weren't so deep so I had to play a lot of minutes. I embraced it though and tried my best to help the team win.


What is your sweetest memory from winning the 2015 NCAA 2 title against Indiana PA where you scored 18 points in the 77-62 victory?

Me hitting some clutch threes and looking up at the big screen over center court and seeing my mom dancing with her sister. Seeing her so happy I literally just sat during a timeout and thought how great this was. A guy who wasn't given a chance at a NAIA school is about to win a NCAA D2 championship.


Who won a one on one in practice you or Dominique Williams?

He won't like this… but we played once in 2014 in pre season, and I won. He probably would say that didn't happen though.


How does a normal summer work out day look like for you on and off the court and what are the main things you will be working on in your game?

A normal day for me is waking up going to work from 7-1:00. Coming home eating lunch then go to the gym to lift and play basketball. I am in 3 summer leagues in the Tampa area so that's nice to have some competitive games every week. I am just ready for next season, wherever I end up, we're going to win another championship.


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

Present time, I am choosing Lebron, Russ, Anthony Davis, and Ricky Rubio because that's my favorite player.


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

I grew up watching Lebron. My only memories of MJ was him with the Wizards. So I'm a Lebron fan so I am biased I guess you can say. Also I think Kobe should be in the conversation for what he did back in the day. Especially when he won it without Shaq.


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?

I watched a segment on ESPN and it showed some where his big guys would obviously defer and let him rebound. But maybe there's strategy to that so there is no outlet pass and he can just go. Either way he makes up for it by the other rebounds he gets over 7 foot defenders and his tenacity all game that he brings.


How do you summarize the 2017 NBA Draft. What sleepers do you see playing a role in the NBA?

I think it is a very talented draft. My sleeper is my guy from my hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. Justin Patton, Minnesota T wolves. My t wolves will make the playoffs this season with J Butler on the team now.

What was the last movie that you saw?

Last movie I saw was the Mummy with Tom Cruise.


Thanks Dylan for the chat.




Steven Bennett Is Back In Germany Joining Dresden - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Sometime in the future when NBA player Dennis Schroeder has left his mark in the NBA, Steven Bennett (170-PG-88, college: Chaminade) will be able to tell his grand children that before anybody in the states even knew who he was, he was sharing the back court with the German superstar in the German Pro B with the Spot Up Medien Baskets Braunschweig in 2013, but for now he will continue to give his best as a professional and will continue his career in Germany with the Dresden Titans.Bennett is a 29 year old 170cm point guard from Los Angeles, California and is going into his fifth professional season. He sat out last season and in the 2015-2016 season played with the Finke Baskets Paderborn (Germany-ProA) playing 13 games averaging 10.3ppg, 2.2rpg, 2.5apg, FGP: 41.8%, 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 71.8%. "We are getting a very experienced player that has shown after playing internationaly and in the Pro A with Giessen and Paderborn that he is a leader. His attitude and effort on the court is exactly what we want", stressed Dresden Titans CEO Peter Krautwald.

Bennett started his basketball career in 2007 with Citrus JC (JUCO) where he played two seasons before moving on to paradise in Hawaii in 2009 and played for Chaminade (NCAA2) averaging 17ppg, 5apg, 3rpg,1spg. As a senior in 2010-2011 with Chaminade (NCAA2) he averaged 15ppg, 5apg, 4rpg,1spg. In 2010, he made a name for himself at the Maui Invitational division I tournament and was recognized as one of the top players (All-Maui Award) from a field of other top US point guards such as Kemba Walker, Kailin Lucas and Brandon Knight. In 2012 he started his professional basketball career with Ydra Asfalistiki ENAD Agios Dometios (Cyprus-Division A) playing 3 games averaging 5.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 62.5%, 3PT: 100%, FT: 42.9%, in Dec.'12 moved to Spot Up Medien Baskets Braunschweig (Germany-ProB) playing 10 games averaging 22.7ppg, 4.1rpg, 5.1apg, 2.4spg, 2FGP: 57.5%, 3FGP: 34.2%, FT: 76.6%. He continued his career in April 2013 with the Rockingham Flames (Australia-SBL) playing 21 games avergaing 18.8ppg, 6.1rpg, 7.3apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 39.0%, 3PT: 23.5%, FT: 63.3%. In 2013-2014 he made the next step joining the LTi Giessen 46ers (Germany-ProA) playing 37 games averaging 11.1ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.4apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 32.6%, FT: 66.7%. With Giessen he shared the back court with current Bonn guard TJ DiLeo as they belonged to the most feared back court that season in the Pro A. In the 2014-2015 season he left Germany and got further experience with CEZ Basketball Nymburk (Czech Republic-NBL) playing 5 games averaging 5.2ppg, 1.2rpg, 3.8apg, FGP: 31.3%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 87.5%; VTB United League: 1 game: 0pts, 1ast, left in Jan.'15, later that month moved to JBC MMCITE Brno (Czech Republic-NBL) playing 12 games averaging 14.0ppg, 3.7rpg, 3.7apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 50.7%, 3PT: 27.7%, FT: 74.1%.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been State Championship at Citrus Community College -08, All-State Selection -09, First Team All-WSC Selection -09, Western State Conference Champion -09, All-Maui Invitational -10, All-PacWest 2nd Team -10, PacWest Co-Champion -11, All-PacWest 1st Team -11, All-Region Selection -11, All-American Honorable Mention -11, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Semifinals -14, and Czech Republic Cup Semifinals -15.

Source:Dresden Titans






Can 3 Be A Charm With Bazou Kone In Braunschweig - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

After unfruitful EasyCredit BBL stops last season with Ludwigsburg and Giessen where he couldn't breakthrough, Bazoumana Kone (190-G-93, college: Bremerhaven) now will get a third chance with the Basketball Lowen Braunschweig. Kone is a 23 year old 190cm guard that will be going into his second EasyCredit BBL season. Last season the German who is good buddies with Braunschweig home grown German Dennis Schroeder who plays with the Atlanta Hawks played for two teams MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg (Germany-BBL) playing 8 BCL:games averaging 2.3ppg, 1.4rpg and in the BBL played 13 games averaging 3.3ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.6apg, in Jan.'17 moved to Giessen 46ers (Germany-BBL): 2 games: 3.5ppg, 1.0apg. The chances that three is a charm for Kone are much better with the Basketball Lowen Braunschweig since head coach Frank Menz not only believes in giving German minutes and developing them, but proved that last season as Germans got their chance under his guidance. "He has the potential for the BBL. He is very athletic, has a strong penetration to the basket and works well on defense", stressed head coach Frank Menz.

Last season the best game of teheGerman was a 12 point six assist effort in 30 minutes in a Ludwigsburg victory against the Telekom Baskets Bonn. Kone now has the chance for a new chapter in his career and gets the trust from head coach Frank Menz and is content for a new start. He played briefly in the Braunschweig youth system with NBA players Dennis Schroeder and Daniel Theis. "I am happy that I will play in the BBL again and thanks the Lowen for their trust. I am very motivated to go into the new season and am happy to return to Braunschweig. My memories of Braunschwieg are positive and I like the city", stressed Bazou Kone. In 2011 the German moved to BSG Bremerhaven (2.Regionalliga) playing 11 games avergaing 13.6ppg. In the 2012-2013 season he got his first taste of the BBL moving to the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (Germany-BBL) playing 7 games averaging 1.3ppg, also had a license to play for BSG Bremerhaven (2.Regionalliga) playing 14 games averaging 19.4ppg. In his second season with the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (Germany-BBL) he played 15 games averaging 1.0ppg, 1.1apg. In the 2014-2015 season he took a step back to the Hamburg Towers (Germany-ProA), but got ample minutes and developed further playing 18 games avergaing 8.7ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.7apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 29.6%, 3PT: 26.9%, FT: 72.5%. In hiss econd season with the Hamburg Towers (Germany-ProA), he made his Pro A breakthrough playing 30 games averaging 14.5ppg, 4.2rpg, 4.1apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 48.7%, 3PT: 25.7%, FT: 79.0%. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been German NBBL Championships Finalist -12, German U20 National Team -13, and Eurobasket.com German 2.Bundesliga Pro A All-Domestic Players Team -16.

Source:Basketball Lowen Braunschweig







FC Schalke Grab Shawn Gulley - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

FC Schalke have brought in athletic Shawn Gulley (201-F-93, college: Temple JC). Gulley is a 23 year old 201cm German/American who has local player status and will be going into his third professional season and third in Germany. He is a guy who was a bit off the rader coming from the lower level JUCO league and after not busting through in Rostock or Lich came alive last season with BG Karlsruhe where he averaged 14.5ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.2apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 57.6%, 3PT: 31.4%, FT: 61.8%. He was on the shopping list of many teams, but FC Schalke won the sweepstakes. "I observed him for a long time. He is a talented player with a lot of athleticism", stressed head coach Raphael Wilder. He started last season with the Licher Basket Baeren (Germany-ProB) playing 7 games averaging 6.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.0spg. He moved to BG Karlsruhe and in 14 games became an important scoring option as he scored in double figures in 16 games and in his last 13. His best scoring games were against Weissenhorn where he dropped home 23 points and 20 points against FC Bayern Munich.

Gulley was born in Berlin and even played in the youth program of Alba Berlin, but he chose to go to the states and have a high school experience. He would play at Temple JC (JUCO) playing 31 games averaging 10.6ppg, 6.0rpg. In his last season at Temple JC (JUCO) in 2014-2015, he played 31 games averaging 20.4ppg, 9.7rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 56.6%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 74.0%. He started his professional career in 2015 with the Rostock Seawolves (Germany-ProB) playing 19 games averaging 3.9ppg, 1.5rpg. "I know coach since last season. I felt very comfortable in our talks. I like the organization very much. I think that we will have a strong team. All will look at Rostock and Artland and we will be off the radar but I feel we will be able to annoy some teams. We want to reach the playoffs", warned Shawn Gulley. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been All-NTJCAC Honorable Mention -14, NJCAA D1 All-Region V Team -15, and Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Honorable Mention -17.

Source:FC Schalke











The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven Add Austrian Champion Carl Baptiste - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

EasyCredit BBL team Eisbaeren Bremerhaven have gotten active on the transfer market by reeling in Carl Baptiste (208-F/C-90, college: Delaware, agency: Diamond Sports) to help add power to the big positions. Baptiste is a 26 year old 208cm power forward/center from Pittstown, New jersey that brings European experience in his baggage to Bremerhaven having played in Spain, Cyprus and in Austria the last two seasons. He played with ECE Bulls Kapfenberg (Austria-A Bundesliga) the last two seasons and last season played 39 games averaging 13.8ppg, 6.6rpg, FGP: 54.8%, 3PT-1 (46.5%), FT: 74.6%. He was able to improve his stats in Austria as in his first season there he played 14 games averaging 10.1ppg, 4.8rpg, FGP: 52.8%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 64.9%. "Carl is very motivated and wants to make the next step in his career. He is a tough guy that has worked hard on his body. Carl can play with his back to the basket and post up, but also a strong shooter from the mid distance and from outside. In Austria he played the 4-5 positions and thus fits well into our profil", stressed Eisbaeren head coach Sebastian Machowski. Last season in Austria he scored in double figures 26 times and produced four double doubles. His best scoring games were against Arkadia where he had 27 and 23 point games and scored 25 points against Wels.

Baptiste started his basketball career in 2009 with St.Joseph's (NCAA) playing 30 games averagibng 2.1ppg, 1.7rpg. In his second season there he played 17 games averaging 1.4ppg, 1.1rpg. After not getting the desired minutes at St Josepth, he moved to Delaware (NCAA, starting five) in 2012 and finished his last two years of school there. In his junior year, he played 33 games averaging 4.0ppg, 4.2rpg. In his senior year at Delaware (NCAA) he made a huge leap playing 33 games averaging 11.1ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.4bpg, FGP: 56.9%, FT: 69.2%. He scored in double figures in 20 games and registered six double doubles. His bests coring games were against William & Mary where he ha dtheir number producing 24 and 23 points and he also had a 21 point game against Charleston. He started his professional basketball career in 2014 with Planasa Navarra de Pamplona (Spain-LEB Gold) playing 8 games averaging 4.3ppg, 2.9rpg, left in Nov.'14, later that month moved to Petrolina AEK Larnaca (Cyprus-Division A) playing 15 games averaging 6.5ppg, 3.7rpg, FGP-3 (64.3%), FT: 61.5%.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been CAA Regular Season Runner-Up -13, CAA Tournament Semifinals -13, CAA Regular Season Champion -14, CAA Tournament Winner -14, All-CAA 3rd Team -14, CAA All-Tournament Team -14, Cyprus Cup Semifinals -15, Cyprus League Regular Season Runner-Up -15, Cyprus League Champion -15, Austrian A Bundesliga -17 (Player of the Week Rd.22), Austrian Cup Winner -17, Austrian Bundesliga A Champion -17, Eurobasket.com All-Austrian League Forward of the Year -17, Eurobasket.com All-Austrian League 1st Team -17, and Eurobasket.com Austrian League All-Imports Team -17.

Source:Eisbaeren Bremerhaven







ETB Wohnbau adds Montrael Scott to their roster - by Greg

ETB Wohnbau Baskets Essen (ProB) added to their roster 24-year old American guard Montrael Scott (190-88kg-93, college: Prairie View A&M). He played last season at Trepca in Kosovan SuperLeague. In 27 games he recorded 14.0ppg, 5.7rpg, 4.1apg and 1.0spg. Scott helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 9 games in Balkan League where he averaged 13.6ppg, 4.9rpg and 3.9apg.
He graduated from Prairie View A&M University in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

ETB Wohnbau Baskets Essen roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Montrael Scott
Tim Van_der_Velde
Dilhan Durant
Till Hornscheidt

Coach: Igor Krizanovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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



Alex Foster And The RheinStars Remain One - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Alex Foster (202-F-92, college: Emory)'s German may be slowly progressing, but his basketball has come along nicely and at a sound rate in terms of his development and he will continue to work on his game and give the RheinStars enjoyment with his play as the club gave him a contract extension. Alex Foster is a 24 year old 202cm forward that is from Portland, Oregon, but played at Emory (NCAA3) in Georgia. It isn't everyday that NCAA3 level players make a professional basketball career a mainstay, but Foster who also has the German citizenship has proved in his first two seasons with the RheinStars that he is a solid German Pro A player.

In his rooke season with the RheinStars he played 29 games avergaing 9.6ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 41.3%, 3PT: 33.5%, FT: 78.4%. He couldn't have had more identical stats in his second season where he played 33 games averaging 9.3ppg, 3.5rpg, FGP: 48.0%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 77.8%. His shooting percentages stick out as they got better in his second season as he was able to refrain from the annoying Sophomore slump. "I am happy that we will continue to have Alex by our side. He is a fighting role model, that spreads the floor and has no fear of making the deciding shot", stressed RheinStars CEO Stephan Baeck. Last season, Foster scored in double figures in 14 games including 23 point games against Kirchheim and Nurnberg. In his third season in Cologne, Foster will display his basketball skills for new head coach Denis Wucherer who has made his own notes about his player. "I am looking forward to working with Alex. He doesn't only have a strong shot, but plays an important role in the growing of your team since he has been here for some time", added Denis Wucherer.

Source.RheinStars








Jake Odum (ex Wuerzburg) joins Banvit - by Eurobasket News

Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (BSL) added to their roster 26-year old American point guard Jake Odum (193-82kg-91, college: Indiana State). He played last season at s.Oliver Wuerzburg in German BBL league. In 33 games he had very impressive stats: 15.3ppg, 3.5rpg, 5.7apg and 1.2spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Odum played at BBC Bayreuth (also in BBL) where in 34 games he recorded 14.3ppg, 4.3rpg, 5.6apg and 1.0spg. Great season indeed as he was named to Eurobasket.com German Bundesliga All-Newcomers Team.
Odum has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of MVC Tournament in 2014. Odum was also voted NABC Division I All-District 16 1st Team back in 2013 and 2014 at his college time.
Odum has played also professionally in Greece (PAOK Thessaloniki).
He attended Indiana State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Banvit Basketbol Kulubu roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Can Altintig
Tony Taylor
Jake Odum

Forwards:
Damian Kulig
Angelo Caloiaro

Center:
Gasper Vidmar

Coach: Saso Filipovski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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The Mitteldeutscher BC Order Breakfast Getting Pancake Thomas - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

He may at first 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. The club took time in evaluating the game of Thomas, but are content that they hauled in the right player"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





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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 76-52.

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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Coach Wagner left Szolnok - by Levente Szabo

It was just several weeks ago that coach Andreas Wagner and Szolnoki Olajbanyasz reached an agreement. The German coach signed a 1 year deal with the Hungarian powerhouse and was assigned as the new head coach of the club.

Today the club published the news that they split ways with coach Wagner. The news came unexpected out of nowhere. Now the management of Szolnoki Olajbanyasz is looking to find the best solution for the club. Their new head coach should be announced sooner than later.



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  INDONESIA  


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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  IRELAND  


U 16 Teams to contest Dussmann Trophy / U 20's preparation to Romania - by Patrick Maher


Ireland U16 Men and Women's teams to contest Dussmann Trophy :

Jul 13,2017
All roads lead to Luxembourg this weekend as the Ireland Under 16 Men and Women's teams will fly to Luxembourg to contest the Dussmann Trophy.
Games tip off on Friday, July 14th and will run through the weekend.
The men's squad will face the Netherlands, hosts Luxembourg and Denmark in their group, while the women's team will go head-to-head with the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Slovakia.
The tournament comes just a few weeks before both squads fly out for their respective FIBA Under 16 European Championship Division B.
Speaking ahead of the upcoming weekend, Under 16 Men's Head Coach, Pat Price said: 'We are looking forward to getting a few more games under our belt. There is no substitute for preparation for Europeans than live international games.'

Also looking forward to the challenge was Under 16 Women's Head Coach Andy Gill who added: 'This is the third year that we are returning to Luxembourg and the Dussmann Trophy event, where the organisation and competition is always excellent. This year, we face the hosts Luxembourg, Netherlands, who are in the A Division and recently demoted Slovak Republic, who played A last year. They will all test our playing ability and we hope to be a better team after it.'
Ireland Under 16 Fixtures:
Friday, July 14th
The Netherlands v Ireland U16 Women, 13.00
The Netherlands v Ireland U16 Men, 15.00
Saturday, July 15th
Ireland U16 Women v Luxembourg, 17.00
Ireland U16 Men v Luxembourg, 19.00
Sunday, July 16th
Ireland U16 Women v Slovak Republic, 08.00
Ireland U16 Men v Denmark, 10.00.

GAMEZONE: FIBA U20 Men's European Championships
Jul 11,2017
Ireland U20 Men prepare for European Championships this week

The Ireland Under 20 Men's basketball team will depart from Dublin Airport to Oradea, Romania on Thursday of this week in advance of the FIBA U20 Men's European Championship Division B which tip off on Friday, July 14th.

The Under 20 teams have been divided into four groups, with Ireland playing in Group D alongside Moldova, Portugal, Kosovo, Croatia and Hungary.
The first three days of the Championships will see them play Moldova, Portugal and Kosovo on Friday, July 14th, Saturday, July 15th and Sunday, July 16th respectively before earning a well-deserved rest day ahead of their remaining games.

Looking forward to the championships, Under 20 Men's Head Coach, Dave Baker stated: 'Preparation has been jammed with exams and players finishing club and college schedules and seasons, but we have been coming together well in the past few weeks with the guys putting in serious work along the way. We're under no illusions about how difficult the task ahead will be, but we intend on giving it everything we have and doing Ireland proud.'

Keep up to date with all the action from the championships through the official event website here where the games will also be streamed.

Ireland U20 Men's fixtures - FIBA U20 European Championship Division B
Friday, July 14th
Moldova v Ireland, 11.30am

Saturday, July 15th
Ireland v Portugal, 14.15

Sunday, July 16th
Kosovo v Ireland, 18.45

Tuesday, July 18th
Ireland v Croatia, 18.45

Wednesday, July 19th
Hungary v Ireland, 14.15

Friday July 21st - Sunday, July 23rd
Classification games

The Ireland Under 20 Men's squad 2017:
Aidan Dunne (Commercial.ie Eanna)
Conor Ryan (Blue Demons)
Daniel Heaney (St Vincent's)
Dylan Corkery (Ballincollig BC)
Eoin Rockall (Maree BC)
Marcus Black Philips (KUBS)
Matt Treacy (Tolka Rovers)
Owen Connolly (Fr Mathews)
Robert Sullivan (St Vincent's)
Ryan Leonard (Garvey's Tralee Warriors)
Sean Gilmore (Colby College)
Tariq Guebaili (St Vincent's)

Ireland Under 20 Men's Team Management:
Head Coach: Dave Baker
Asst. Coach: Jimmy Ward
Team Manager: Niamh Hamrock
Strength & Conditioning: Robert Kearney

From : www.basketballireland.ie



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  ISRAEL  


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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Tamir Blatt signs at Hapoel Holon - by Nir Luna

Hapoel Unet Holon (Winner League) landed 20-year old point guard Tamir Blatt (180-97) from Hapoel Tel-Aviv. Blatt has played there for the last three years. In 33 Winner League games he averaged 7.4ppg, 2.2rpg and 5.4apg (top 4) last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Israeli League All-Star Game.
Despite young age Blatt had impressive career. He received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 2nd Team award in 2016.
He represented Israel at the European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) last year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 13.1ppg, 3.9rpg, Assists-2(6.4apg), FGP: 35.7%, 3PT: 42.6%, FT: 75.0%.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv tabs Pierre Jackson - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) inked 26-year old American point guard Pierre Jackson (180-82kg-91, college: Baylor). The last season Jackson played at another team Texas Legends in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen where in 28 games he averaged impressive 22.5ppg, 4.3rpg, 7.7apg and 1.9spg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to D-League All-Star Game.
In 2013 he was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (42nd overall). Jackson attended Baylor University and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he won NIT championship title in 2013. Jackson received also USBWA All-District VII Player of the Year award and NABC Division I All-District 8 1st Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
Jackson is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Croatia (Cedevita), France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket), Turkey (Fenerbahce), NBA (Dallas Mavericks and Phi.76ers) and NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars).
Jackson's game is described as: An energetic PG who loves to create out from the dribble. He can be unstoppable when he goes inside and can be effective at the defensive side too.

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michael Roll
Pierre Jackson
John DiBartolomeo

Forwards:
Karam Mashour
Jake Cohen

Center:
Alex Tyus

Coach: Arik Shivek

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hapoel Kfar Saba tabs Tamir Ariely - by Nir Luna

Hapoel Kfar Saba/Kohav Yair (National League) inked 27-year old naturalized Polish point guard Tamir Ariely (190-90) from Hapoel Beer Sheva. In 31 National League games he averaged 4.8ppg, 2.5rpg, 4.5apg and 1.1spg last season. He helped them to make it to the final.
Among other achievements Ariely received Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League Honorable Mention award back in 2010.
He represented Israel at the European Championships U20 Division B in Austria seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 8.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 57.7%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 83.3%.
Ariely has played previously for six other teams: Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv, Hapoel Tel Aviv, Maccabi Rishon, Hapoel Holon, GreenTops Netanya and Maccabi Haifa.

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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  ITALY  


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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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Moraschini is back at Mantova - by Eurobasket News

Stings Mantova (Serie A2) signed 26-year old shooting guard Riccardo Moraschini (194-92kg-91). It is actually his comeback to Mirandola as he has played here before. Moraschini played last season at Dolomiti Energia Trento (Serie A). In 27 games he had just 2.8ppg. Serie A2 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Moraschini helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Mantova (also in Serie A) where in 33 games he recorded 10.9ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.3apg and 1.3spg.
Moraschini was selected to Italian LNP All-Star Game in 2015.
He was also a member of Italian international program for some years. Moraschini played for Italian Senior National Team between 2012 and 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
He also represented Italy at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 2 games: 0pts.
Moraschini has played previously for four other teams: Roma Virtus, Angelico Biella, Virtus Bologna and Napoli Basket.
He could be described: A very promising player, with a great scoring instict. Needs to improvve his passing and his defensive skills to play stably at the 2 position.

Stings Mantova roster for 2017-2018:

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

Coach: Davide Lamma

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jayvaughn Pinkston (ex Mantova) is a newcomer at Krosno - by Eurobasket News

Miasto Szkla Krosno (PLK) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American forward Jayvaughn Pinkston (201-109kg-91, college: Villanova). He played most recently at Mantova in Italian Serie A2.
Pinkston has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements his college team won Big East Tournament in 2015. Pinkston received also All-Big East Honorable Mention award in 2015.
He graduated from Villanova University in 2015 and actually missed last season. It is his third season in pro basketball.

Miasto Szkla Krosno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dariusz Oczkowicz
Krzysztof Jakobczyk
Davis Lejasmeiers
Grzegorz Grochowski
Jakov Mustapic
Devante Wallace

Forwards:
Marcin Sroka
Anton Gaddefors
Jayvaughn Pinkston

Center:
Seid Hajric

Coach: Michal Baran

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Crema lands Giovanni Poggi - by Eurobasket News

Erogasmet Crema (Serie B) tabbed 20-year old power forward Giovanni Poggi (203-97) from Rimadesio Desio. In 30 Serie B games he averaged 4.7ppg and 4.4rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Poggi played at Il Globo Basket Isernia where in 29 Serie B games he had 8.4ppg, 5.6rpg and 2.1apg.
He was a member of Italian U18 National Team two years ago.
Poggi has played previously for Palestrina.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gabriele Romeo agreed terms with Scafati - by Eurobasket News

Givova Scafati Basket (Serie A2) strengthened their roster with addition of 20-year old guard Gabriele Romeo (187-97) from BCC Corvengenze Agropoli. In 25 Serie A2 games he recorded 5.1ppg and 1.3rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Romeo played at Eurobasket Roma (Serie A) where in 18 games he averaged 6.2ppg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
Romeo played in the final of Italian Serie B Group C in 2015.
He was a member of Italian U18 National Team two years ago.

Givova Scafati Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marco Santiangeli
Gabriele Romeo
Emanuele Trapani

Forwards:
Marco Ammannato
Alex Ranuzzi
Nicholas Crow

Center:
Andrea Antonaci

Coach: Giovanni Perdichizzi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ken Brown (ex Al Sadd) signs at Jesi - by Eurobasket News

Termoforgia Aurora Jesi (Serie A2) landed 28-year old American point guard Ken Brown (180-77kg-89, college: Philander Smith, agency: Octagon Europe). He played most recently at Al Sadd in Qatari D1 league. Brown managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). He also played that season for Al Riyadi in Lebanese Pepsi LBL where in 12 games he averaged 11.7ppg, 2.9rpg, 5.4apg and 1.7spg. The other team Brown played that season for was ASA Koroivos Amaliadas in Greek A1. In 12 games he had very impressive stats: 16.3ppg, 2.8rpg, 7.3apg and 1.8spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Honorable Mention.
Brown received All-NAIA D1 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
Brown is a very experienced player. He 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). Brown has played previously professionally in Holland (Groningen), Kosovo (Trepca), Latvia (Jurmala), Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Poland (MKS Dabrowa Gornicza) and Sweden (Norrkoping Dolphins and KFUM Jamtland).
He attended Philander Smith College until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

Termoforgia Aurora Jesi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ken Brown
Federico Massone

Forwards:
Tommaso Rinaldi
Francesco Ihedioha
Pierpaolo Marini
Matteo Piccoli

Center:
Andrea Quarisa

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Spizzichini comes back to Scafati - by Eurobasket News

Givova Scafati Basket (Serie A2) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old guard Gabriele Spizzichini (195-84kg-92). It is actually his comeback to Scafati as he has played here before. Spizzichini played most recently at Virtus Bologna in Serie A2. He helped his team get promotion to Serie A. In 44 Serie A2 games he recorded 5.0ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.9apg last season. Spizzichini contributed to his team winning the Serie A2 title (twice) and the cup (also twice).
The previous (15-16) season he played at Givova Scafati Basket (Serie A) where in 42 games he averaged 6.1ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.6apg and 1.3spg. Spizzichini contributed to his team winning the regular season and make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Italian SerieA2 All-Star Game.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 4.5ppg, 1.2rpg, 1.2apg.
Spizzichini has played previously professionally in Italy (Bondi Ferrara, Siena Virtus and Basket Barcellona) and Estonia (TTU Korvpalliklubi Tallinn).
The scouts decsribe him following way: An athletic swingman who is very versatile and gives his best out from the bench. Ha can spend time in all perimetral positions from 2 to 4.

Givova Scafati Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gabriele Spizzichini
Marco Santiangeli
Gabriele Romeo
Emanuele Trapani

Forwards:
Marco Ammannato
Alex Ranuzzi
Nicholas Crow

Center:
Andrea Antonaci

Coach: Giovanni Perdichizzi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Forli Tigers land Alexander Cicchetti - by Eurobasket News

ASD Tigers Basket 2014 Forli (Serie B) tabbed 19-year old forward Alexander Cicchetti (200-98, agency: Players Group). He played most recently at Roma Lazio in the Serie C Gold.
Cicchetti helped them to make it to the Serie B Cup final in 2016.

ASD Tigers Basket 2014 Forli roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Antonio De_Fabritiis
Matteo Battisti
Francesco Papa
Gianluca Carpanzano

Forwards:
Christian Villani
Alexander Cicchetti

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Rieti adds Hassan to their roster - by Eurobasket News

NPC Rieti (Serie A2) added to their roster 27-year old guard Norman Hassan (197-92kg-90) from Andrea Costa Imola. Hassan has played there for the last three years. In 30 Serie A2 games he had 9.2ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.1apg last season.
He was a member of Italian U16 National Team back in 2006.
Hassan has played previously for four other teams: Rimini, Riva del Garda, Matera and Morciano.
On Hassan: A talented guard, with a good outside shot and personality. Needs to improve defensive skills and shooting selection.

NPC Rieti roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marcos Casini
Norman Hassan
Claudio Tommasini

Forward:
Giovanni Carenza

Center:
Angelo Gigli

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ozzano keeps Magagnoli for another season - by Eurobasket News

New Flying Balls Ozzano dell Emilia (Serie C Gold) re-signed 21-year old forward Francesco Magagnoli (195-96). 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 Magagnoli played at For Pontevecchio Bologna (Serie B).
He has played previously for Virtus Bologna.

New Flying Balls Ozzano dell Emilia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mario Chiusolo
Mattia Masre

Forwards:
Marco Morara
Francesco Magagnoli

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Penarol lands Diego Guaita - by Eurobasket News

Penarol Mar del Plata (LigaA) tabbed experienced 34-year old former Argentinian international power forward Diego Guaita (203-83) from Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda. In 64 LigaA games he averaged 8.8ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.3apg last season.
His team won Argentinian LigaA North Group Regular Season in 2016.
He has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport.
Guaita was a member of Argentinian international program for some years. He was called to Argentinian Senior National Team back in 2003 and previously for U21 National Team in 2001.
And here thanks to pro basketball Guaita experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Guaita has played previously professionally also in Spain (Baskonia, Ourense, Caceres_Basket, Burgos and Tenerife) and Argentina (Atenas, Obras Basket, GECR Indalo, Boca Juniors and Lanus).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A young inside player who has reach the maturity of a senior; plays hard defense, can score, rebounds and passes the ball well; a huge upside at 4 and 5 positions;.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Andrea De Nicolao signs at Umana Venezia - by Eurobasket News

Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) landed 26-year old international point guard Andrea De Nicolao (185-75kg-91) from Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia. In 33 Serie A games he averaged 5.6ppg, 2.1rpg, 3.3apg and 1.1spg last season. He helped them to make it to the Italian Cup Semifinals.
Among other achievements De Nicolao's team won Italian Supercup in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com Italian LNP Gold All-Domestic Players Team award in 2015.
De Nicolao has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2011.
De Nicolao represented Italy at the Mediterranean Games in Mersin (Turkey) four years ago.
He has played previously for four other teams: Openjobmetis VA, Benetton Treviso, Verona and Ticino.
Let's have closer look into De Nicolao's outlook: A promising point guard, who hasn' t a great size, but is very quick, has good timing and leaping ability. Also, he runs yet very well a pick and roll offense. Huge upside. Year after year, he become a defensive specialist too.

Umana Reyer Venezia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marquez Haynes
Andrea De_Nicolao
Julyan Stone

Forward:
Michael Bramos

Center:
Paul Biligha

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nantes ink Guy Landry Edi - by Philippe Burstert

Hermine Nantes Atlantique (ProB) signed 29-year old naturalized Ivorian swingman Guy Landry Edi (202-99kg-88, college: Gonzaga, agency: Promotex) from St Chamond.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Edi's team made it to the ProB Play-Offs Semifinals in 2014. He was also voted Africabasket.com All-African Championships 2nd Team back in 2011 at his college time.
Edi represented France at the Afrobasket Championships in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) four years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 7 games: 4.7ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.3apg.
Edi has played previously for two other teams: Chalons Reims and STB Le Havre.
He attended Gonzaga University until 2013 and it is his fifth season as a professional player.

Hermine Nantes Atlantique roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Carl Ona-Embo
Bryan Pamba-Juille
Mathis Guillou

Forwards:
Christopher McKnight
Laurence Ekperigin
Alexandre Gavrilovic
Luka Antic
Guy_Landry Edi

Centers:
Guy-Marc Michel
Yannick Quiros

Coach: Franck Collineau

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  KOSOVO  


ETB Wohnbau adds Montrael Scott to their roster - by Greg

ETB Wohnbau Baskets Essen (ProB) added to their roster 24-year old American guard Montrael Scott (190-88kg-93, college: Prairie View A&M). He played last season at Trepca in Kosovan SuperLeague. In 27 games he recorded 14.0ppg, 5.7rpg, 4.1apg and 1.0spg. Scott helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 9 games in Balkan League where he averaged 13.6ppg, 4.9rpg and 3.9apg.
He graduated from Prairie View A&M University in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

ETB Wohnbau Baskets Essen roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Montrael Scott
Tim Van_der_Velde
Dilhan Durant
Till Hornscheidt

Coach: Igor Krizanovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sigal Prishtina lands Patrick Cole - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Sigal Prishtina (SuperLeague) landed 24-year old American guard Patrick Cole (196-95kg-93). He just graduated from N.C.Central (NCAA). In 32 games he averaged impressive 19.2ppg, 7.0rpg and 5.7apg last season. Cole helped them to win MEAC Tournament and end the regular season at the top position. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded All-MEAC Player of the Year, All-MEAC All-Tournament MVP and selected to All-MEAC 1st Team.
As mentioned above Cole is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LATVIA  


Parma signs Andrejs Grazulis, ex Ventspils - by Eurobasket News

Parma Basket Perm (VTB) signed 24-year old Latvian international center Andrejs Grazulis (202-95kg-93). He has played for the last three seasons at BK Ventspils in Latvian LBL league. In 25 games he had 10.0ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.7apg last season. Grazulis helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team. Grazulis also played 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 5.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 2.5apg and 2.5bpg.
Grazulis won Baltic League championship title in 2013.
He has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. Grazulis has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2014 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2011.
He represented Latvia at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. Grazulis' team won Silver and his stats at that event were 10 games: 10.1ppg, Reb-5 (9.0rpg), 1.0apg, 1.6bpg, FGP: 53.8%, FT: 81.0%.
Grazulis has played also professionally for other Latvian teams like Valmiera and Ventspils Augstskola.

Parma Basket Perm roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nick Faust
Codi Miller-McIntyre

Centers:
Yanick Moreira
Andrejs Grazulis

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  LIBERIA  


CSKA Moscow tabs Othello Hunter - by Eurobasket News

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

CSKA Moscow roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Leo Westermann
Cory Higgins
Maksim Kondakov
Alexandr Khomenko

Forwards:
Andrey Vorontsevich
Will Clyburn
Andrey Lopatin

Centers:
Kyle Hines
Othello Hunter

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @miskoraznatovic)

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Buterlevicius is back at Juventus - by Eurobasket News

Juventus-LKSK Utenos (LKL) signed 28-year old Lithuanian small forward Simas Buterlevicius (200-94kg-89, agency: Octagon Europe). It is actually his comeback to Utena as he has played here before. Buterlevicius played last season at Etoile Charleville-Mezieres in French ProB. In 36 games he had 5.4ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.4apg.
The previous (15-16) season Buterlevicius played at Lietkabelis where in 34 LKL games he recorded 9.9ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.2apg and 1.0spg. He also played 19 games in Baltic League where he averaged 6.4ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.9apg. Buterlevicius helped them to make it to the semifinals. The other team he played shortly was BK Ventspils in Latvian LBL. In three games he got just 2.7ppg, 3.7rpg and 2.3apg.
Buterlevicius represented Lithuania at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
He has played previously professionally in Poland (Trefl) and Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas, Sakalai, MRU Vilnius, Nevezis and Vytautas).
Buterlevicius could be described: An all-round player who can play from PG to PF. A hard and attentive worker. Active at both the ends of the floor.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Paulius Dambrauskas joins MKS Dabrowa Gornicza - by Greg

MKS Dabrowa Gornicza (PLK) agreed terms with 32-year old Lithuanian guard Paulius Dambrauskas (195-83kg-85, agency: Players Group). He played last season at Maurienne in French ProB. In 25 games he had 11.2ppg, 2.5rpg and 3.0apg. Dambrauskas helped them to make it to the French ProB Leaders Cup Semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com French ProB All-Bosmans Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at BC Siauliai in Lithuanian LKL where in 18 games he recorded 10.9ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.7apg. Dambrauskas also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 12.8ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.3apg.
He represented Lithuania at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 9.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.6apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 55.3%, 3PT: 29.4%, FT: 78.9%.
Dambrauskas has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Lietuvos rytas, Dzukija, Sakalai and MRU Vilnius.

MKS Dabrowa Gornicza roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Piotr Pamula
Paulius Dambrauskas
Patryk Wieczorek

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

Center:
Jakub Parzenski

Coach: Jacek Winnicki

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lietkabelis keep Ksistof Lavrinovic for another season - by Eurobasket News

Panevezys Lietkabelis (LKL) re-signed experienced 38-year old former international center Ksistof Lavrinovic (209-105kg-79). He played there last season. In 48 LKL games he averaged 12.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg. Lavrinovic helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Domestic Player of the Year, Center of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Lavrinovic also played 14 games in Eurocup where he had 12.0ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.6apg and 1.0spg.
The previous (15-16) season Lavrinovic played at Lietuvos rytas. In 43 LKL games he recorded 7.1ppg and 3.2rpg. He contributed to his team winning the Cup and make to league semifinals. Lavrinovic also played 10 games in Eurocup where he got 13.8ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.3apg.
Among other achievements Lavrinovic won Lithuanian League championship title in 2013. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Player of the Year award back in 2008.
Lavrinovic represented Lithuania at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 6 games: 5.0ppg, 1.3rpg.
Lavrinovic is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Russia (Dynamo Moscow, Ural Great and Unics Kazan), Spain (Valencia Basket), Lithuania (Zalgiris and Dzukija) and Italy (Grissin Bon RE and Mens Sana 1871 Siena).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Lietkabelis.
Let's have closer look into Lavrinovic's outlook: Expected till the teenage to become better than his twin brother, has delivered so much that he was offered a contract by the NBA Toronto Raptors in 2004. Has a great body, good hands, solid defensive and offensive skills. Can be considered the prototype of a modern big man, who can spend time at the 4 position (good outside shot !) and at the 5 too (tough inside, not afraid of contacts).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Darjus Lavrinovic re-signs at Lietkabelis - by Eurobasket News

Panevezys Lietkabelis (LKL) confirmed in their roster experienced 38-year old international center Darjus Lavrinovic (212-106kg-79). He played there last season. In 36 LKL games he recorded 5.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.0apg. Lavrinovic helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals. He also played 9 games in Eurocup where he averaged 4.4ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.0apg.
The previous (15-16) season Lavrinovic played at Grissin Bon RE in Italian Serie A. In 37 games he had 9.5ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.4apg. He contributed to his team winning the Supercup and make to league final. Lavrinovic also played 15 games in Eurocup where he got 10.9ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.5apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Ukrainian Superleague championship title in 2014. Lavrinovic was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Defensive Player of the Year back in 2014.
He represented Lithuania at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. Lavrinovic's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 11 games: 6.8ppg, 2.9rpg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 41.2%, FT: 80.0%.
Lavrinovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Russia (CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow and Unics Kazan), Spain (Real Madrid), Turkey (Fenerbahce), Lithuania (Zalgiris and Dzukija) and Ukraine (Budivelnyk).
Lavrinovic is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Lietkabelis.
On Lavrinovic: Tall player, but not enough strong to play against other athletic centers. Quick. Runs the floor very well. Not very stable performance. He's now a very experienced player who can read well any game situation and has developed a good leadership on the court.

Panevezys Lietkabelis roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Gintaras Leonavicius

Centers:
Darjus Lavrinovic
Ksistof Lavrinovic
Vaidas Cepukaitis

Coach: Arturs Stalbergs

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  MADAGASCAR  


Madagascar U16 National Team 2017 - by Greg

5Heritina Andrilova 02
9Samuel Raheriarison 01
10Olivier Jaoravo 01
11Fanoro Randrianaivo 01
12Safidy Heritiana 02
13Soloanjary Maurice 01
15Ny Randrianarisoa 01
22Sitraka Raharimanantoanina 01
30Marco Rakotovao 01
32Nadrianina Ramiandra 01
33Fenosoa Andrianjafinoarivony 01
50Edito Tsarafeno 01

Razafindrakoto Maminirina Head Coach



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  MALI  


Mali U16 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Siriman Kanoute
Kanoute
Alou Traore
Traore
Bourama Coulibaly
Coulibaly
Oumar Ballo
Ballo
Fousseyni Traore
Traore
#e#5
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

Ibrahim Cisse Head Coach



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  MAURITIUS  


Mauritian U16 National Team 2017 - by Greg

4David Crudo 01
5Pierre Dhacoo 01
6Rouvin Vydelingum 02
7Jean-Phil Wong 01
8Jeremy Armand 01
9Ryan Jhungur 01
10Hermann Camal 01
11Daniel Sandian 01
12Ridge Sophie 01
13Jean Perrine 01
14Nevish Doorghen 02
15Jean Coopen 02

Christophe Saubestre Head Coach
Jean-Paul Rebatet Assistant
Vincent Soucient Assistant



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  MONTENEGRO  


Stelmet tabs Boris Savovic - by Greg

Defending champion Stelmet Zielona Gora (PLK) inked 30-year old Montenegrin-Serbian forward Boris Savovic (208-87, agency: BeoBasket). He played most recently at Buducnost in Montenegrin Erste Liga. In 6 Eurocup games he averaged 12.7ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.0apg. He also played 24 games in ABA League where he had 10.9ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.3apg. And finally Savovic contributed to 9 games in Erste Liga where he recorded 13.7ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.6apg. He helped them to win the league title. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Montenegrin League Forward of the Year and selected to 1st Team.
Savovic has played also professionally in Italy (Venezia), Germany (ratiopharm Ulm and Bayern Muenchen), Turkey (Galatasaray, Turk Telekom) and Serbia (Crvena Zvezda and Vrsac).

Stelmet Zielona Gora roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lukasz Koszarek
James Florence
Filip Matczak
Jakub Der

Forwards:
Boris Savovic
Jaroslaw Mokros
Armani Moore
Thomas Kelati
Przemyslaw Zamojski

Coach: Artur Gronek

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @miskoraznatovic)

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Oradea lands Goran Gajovic - by Eurobasket News

CSM CSU Oradea (Liga Nationala) landed 29-year old Montenegrin small forward Goran Gajovic (199-88, agency: 011 Sports). He played most recently at JDA Dijon Bourgogne in French ProA. Gajovic managed to play in five leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 15 ProA games he averaged just 2.5ppg and 1.7rpg. He also played that season for Targu Mures where in 5 Liga Nationala games he had very impressive stats: 17.6ppg, 3.2rpg and 3.6apg. Gajovic also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded also remarkable stats: 16.6ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.2apg and 2.6spg. The other team he played shortly was Sutjeska in Montenegrin Erste Liga. In 7 games he got 10.4ppg, 5.6rpg, 3.0apg and 1.7spg. Gajovic also played 6 games in Balkan League where he got 14.7ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.8apg and 1.7spg.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Romanian League for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). Gajovic received also Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Honorable Mention award back in 2011.
He represented Montenegro at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 2.0ppg, 1.6rpg.
Gajovic has played also professionally in Montenegro (Ibon Niksic, Danilovgrad and Mediteran), FYR Macedonia (Feni Industries) and Bosnia (Igokea and KK HEO Bileca).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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  


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 make 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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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
.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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The Kings ink Bogdan Bogdanovic - by Igor Obradovic

Sacramento Kings (NBA) signed 25-year old Serbian international swingman Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-93kg-92). He has played for the last three seasons at Fenerbahce in Turkish BSL league. In 22 games he had very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.2apg and 1.2spg last season. Bogdanovic helped them to win the league title. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Bosman Player of the Year, Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Player of the Year and named to 1st Team. Bogdanovic also played 22 games in Euroleague where he recorded 14.6ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.6apg and 1.1spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Forward of the Year and named to 1st Team.
Three years ago Bogdanovic was drafted by Phoenix Suns in first round (27th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Player of the Year back in 2014.
Bogdanovic has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team in 2012.
Bogdanovic represented Serbia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 5 games: 13.4ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.4apg, FGP: 51.9%, 3PT: 46.2%, FT: 75.0%.
Bogdanovic has played previously professionally in Italy and Serbia (Partizan and Zitko Basket).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Robinson inks at Washington Wizards at the beginning of his pro career - by Eurobasket News

Washington Wizards strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old forward Devin Robinson (203-91kg-95). Robinson just graduated from Florida (NCAA). He has played there for the last three years. In 36 games he recorded 11.1ppg and 6.1rpg last season. Robinson helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Southeastern Conference and they also made it to the NCAA Elite Eight.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
As mentioned above Robinson is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of HS VISAA Division II State Championship in 2014. Robinson received also SEC All-Freshman Team award in 2015 at his college time.

Washington Wizards roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jodie Meeks
Rayshawn Simmons

Forwards:
Mike Scott
Michael Young
Kris Jenkins
Devin Robinson

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Brandon Paul (ex Anadolu Efes) signs at the Spurs - by Eurobasket News

San Antonio Spurs (NBA) landed 26-year old guard Brandon Paul (193-91kg-91, college: Illinois, agency: Pensack Sports). He played most recently at Anadolu Efes in Turkish BSL league. In 6 games he averaged 12.7ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.3spg last season. Paul helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 23 games in Euroleague where he had 8.6ppg, 1.0rpg and 1.0spg. Paul contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
Among other achievements Paul received Eurobasket.com Spanish Liga Endesa All-Imports Team award in 2016.
He is a very experienced player. Paul has played also professionally in Russia (BC Nizhny Novgorod), Spain (Joventut), NBA (Phi.76ers) and NBA G League (Canton Charge).
He attended University of Illinois until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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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 waives Diaw - by Eurobasket News

Utah Jazz (NBA) waived experienced 35-year old French international power forward Boris Diaw (203-107kg-82). Diaw played there last season. In 84 NBA games he had 4.8ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at the Spurs where in 85 NBA games he recorded 6.3ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.3apg. Diaw helped them to win the Southwest Division title.
In 2003 he was drafted by Atlanta Hawks in first round (21st overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Diaw was voted Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Honorable Mention in 2003, 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2015.
He has been also a member of French international program for some years. Diaw has regularly played for French senior team since 2002 and previously for U20 National Team between 2000 and 2002.
He represented France at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 8.4ppg, 4.6rpg, 4.6apg, 1.0spg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 80.0%.
Diaw has played previously professionally in France (Pau Lacq Orthez, CFBB and JSA Bordeaux) and other NBA teams (Phoenix Suns and Charlotte Hornets).
On Diaw: Can score and rebound. Still lacking some defense tricks, but constantly improving. Great potential. Good athlete with all around skills. Hasn't played a lot, but potential is great. Plays similar to many American players by being able to do more than just shoot or score. Recently succesfully moved to the 5 position by coach D'Antoni. Outside, he wasn' t quick enough to guard point guards and not a great shooter. Inside, he proved to be very effective defensively and also to be able to create problems offensively, with his perimeter skills.

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Knicks in talks to make Scott Perry team's new GM - by Eurobasket News

After the Orlando Magic had let him go right after the season, the Sacramento Kings swooped in and picked up Scott Perry to serve as an assistant GM. It was a move applauded around the league as Perry is widely respected, and the Kings then went on to have their best off-season in a long time (Perry alone is not responsible for that, but having him in the room had to help). Now the Knicks are talking about bringing Perry in to become their general manager, working under team president Steve Mills, reports Adrian Wojnarowski and Ian Begley of ESPN are reporting. Good on the Kings for letting him look at a promotion. Perry would report to James Dolan right-and-man Mills, the man who gave Tim Hardaway Jr. $71 million, plus Perry still would have in place Knicks front office staff that has been in place for several regimes - don't assume that hiring Perry changes the Knicks culture. It doesn't. (There's a reason David Griffin walked away.) Nonetheless, Perry would still be a quality hire. It essentially would put a smart adult in the room. The Knicks have an opening because Doland let Phil Jackson go (a good thing) just days before the start of free agency without a Plan B (a very Dolan thing). Perry is available because when Rob Hennigan was fired as the man in charge of the Orlando Magic, Perry - his assistant GM - was shown the door as well. That surprised people around the league. While the Magic saw Perry as part of the problem in creating too soft a culture in Orlando, outside the organization people saw Perry as the bright mind too often ignored (for example, Perry wanted to pull the trigger on a potential DeMarcus Cousins trade, it was Hennigan who did not). The Knicks are rebuilding around a young core led by Kristaps Prozingis, and they are trying to trade Carmelo Anthony (likely to Houston. but when is unclear). Perry will help with that if they give him real power and a good staff.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



Porter re-signs at the Wizards - by Eurobasket News

Washington Wizards confirmed in their roster 24-year old forward Otto Porter (203-93kg-93, college: Georgetown). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 93 NBA games he had 13.3ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.5apg and 1.5spg last season. Porter helped them to win the Southeast Division title (twice) (also twice).
In 2013 he was drafted by the Wizards as #3 pick overall. The former Georgetown University staris in his fifth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Porter was voted All-Big East Player of the Year and AP NCAA All-America 1st Team back in 2013 at his college time.

Washington Wizards roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jodie Meeks
Rayshawn Simmons

Forwards:
Mike Scott
Otto Porter
Michael Young
Kris Jenkins
Devin Robinson

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Alex Caruso joins LA Lakers - by Eurobasket News

Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) agreed terms with 23-year old guard Alex Caruso (196-84kg-94, college: Texas A&M). He played last season at Oklahoma City Blue. In 56 NBA G League games he had 11.8ppg, 3.9rpg, 5.3apg and 2.1spg. Caruso also spent pre-season at the Thunder that year.
He has never been drafted by the NBA. Caruso won D-League Southwest Division championship title.
He was voted SEC All-Defensive Team in 2016 at his college time.
Caruso graduated from Texas A&M University in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

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PDN, Kobe, Mohawk and Grizzlies enter the semis - by Eurobasket News

PDN, Kobe, Mohawk and Grizzlies enter the semis of the Advanced Summer 2017 Playoffs. Parlez de Nous overcame Switchn' Clips 102-47 as Jonathan Maxwell (6'3''-F) led the way with 26 points and Roland Gaulton (6'2''-F) netted 25.
Kobe's Tutors edged GTA Elite 63-61. Isaac Kuon (6'4''-G-87) posted 21 points, while Marcus Jones added 16.
Mohawk outscored Made Men 91-84 as Andrew Cicuttini (6'7''-PF) poured in 31 points and Ryan Doornick notched 19.
Grizzlies beat L1 60-48 with Braeden Lenters (6'7''-F) 15 points and Jeremy Angelini (6'0''-PG) adding 12. Roger Scott (6'7''-F) ended up with 14 points in a loss.



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  NCAA1  


French Players Heading to NCAA - by Carl Berman

A trio of talented players from France will make their NCAA debuts in 2017. Yves Pons (6'6''-F/G-99), a 6-6 swing forward, will head to Tennessee; Olivier Sarr, a 6-11 center, will play for Wake Forest; and Joel Ayayi, a 6-4 point guard, will be in Spokane playing for NCAA championship runner-up Gonzaga. All three players come to the states from the Centre Federal du Basket-Ball (CFBB) program in Paris.

Pons, a four-star prospect, has been on the French national team for his age group and earlier this year averaged 8.3 points and 4.3 rebounds representing France at the Adidas Next Generation Tournament in Kaunas. Last year at the FIBA U17 World Championships, he was impressive in averaging 10.1 points and 4.1 rebounds. A lefty, Pons is a great athlete and leaper. He's very explosive, with a strong and solid frame. He might have been the best athlete at the U17 Championships. Pons loves driving to the basket and finishing with powerful dunks, even doing so in traffic. He uses his body extremely well in the lane, protecting the ball or drawing fouls. He needs to improve his outside shooting; most of his points come off of drives in the lane or put-backs around the basket. With his explosiveness he could develop into a solid defender for the Vols.

Sarr, also a four-star prospect, signed with the Demon Deacons after also visiting California, Vanderbilt and UCF. At last year's U17 World Championships he only averaged 4.4 points and 4.0 rebounds but impressed college coaches with his shot-blocking ability (1.4 blocks) and his potential. Sarr is explosive, very long, and is a quick leaper. He has a solid frame but needs to add weight and strength. He is raw on offense and scores mainly off of dunks or put-backs. He needs to develop some post moves, as well as a mid-range jump shot. Sarr is extremely active on both sides of the boards, has good hands, and uses his length well to keep the ball alive on the glass. On defense he is a great rim protector and shows great timing on blocking shots. Once his body fully matures he will be a great interior defender.

Ayayi was born in 2000, a year later than Pons and Sarr, and may need some time to develop. He averaged 10.7 points and 3.3 assists at the Adidas Next Generation Tournament this year. Ayayi picked Gonzaga over Georgia Tech and brings good size as a point guard. He has great length and tremendous explosiveness. Ayayi makes his moves very decisively and changes direction abruptly without losing stride. On the offensive end, he is constantly attacking the hoop. He is a solid defender who can guard multiple positions and comes up with deflections due to his length. Ayayi has good ball-handling skills, but needs to make better decisions when he's attacking the basket. He needs to improve his 3-point shot and seems to have a different release every time. Overall, Ayayi is a versatile, athletic player with high upside. If his basketball IQ and his shot improve, expect Ayayi to be a solid contributor for the Zags in the future.

Carl Berman is Managing Partner of NetScouts Basketball.



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  NCAA3  


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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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Pawel Kikowski is back at Szczecin - by Greg

King Szczecin (PLK) agreed terms with 31-year old Polish international swingman Pawel Kikowski (193-90kg-86). It is actually his comeback to Wilki Morskie as he has played here for last three years. He averaged 14.0ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.2apg in 29 games and moved to Betaland Cdo in Italian Serie A. In 7 games he had 10.4ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.0apg and 1.1spg.

King Szczecin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Maciej Majcherek
Pawel Kikowski
Sebastian Kowalczyk

Forward:
Lukasz Diduszko

Center:
Mateusz Bartosz

Coach: Mindaugas Budzinauskas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Paulius Dambrauskas joins MKS Dabrowa Gornicza - by Greg

MKS Dabrowa Gornicza (PLK) agreed terms with 32-year old Lithuanian guard Paulius Dambrauskas (195-83kg-85, agency: Players Group). He played last season at Maurienne in French ProB. In 25 games he had 11.2ppg, 2.5rpg and 3.0apg. Dambrauskas helped them to make it to the French ProB Leaders Cup Semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com French ProB All-Bosmans Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at BC Siauliai in Lithuanian LKL where in 18 games he recorded 10.9ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.7apg. Dambrauskas also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 12.8ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.3apg.
He represented Lithuania at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 9.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.6apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 55.3%, 3PT: 29.4%, FT: 78.9%.
Dambrauskas has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Lietuvos rytas, Dzukija, Sakalai and MRU Vilnius.

MKS Dabrowa Gornicza roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Piotr Pamula
Paulius Dambrauskas
Patryk Wieczorek

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

Center:
Jakub Parzenski

Coach: Jacek Winnicki

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stelmet tabs Boris Savovic - by Greg

Defending champion Stelmet Zielona Gora (PLK) inked 30-year old Montenegrin-Serbian forward Boris Savovic (208-87, agency: BeoBasket). He played most recently at Buducnost in Montenegrin Erste Liga. In 6 Eurocup games he averaged 12.7ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.0apg. He also played 24 games in ABA League where he had 10.9ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.3apg. And finally Savovic contributed to 9 games in Erste Liga where he recorded 13.7ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.6apg. He helped them to win the league title. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Montenegrin League Forward of the Year and selected to 1st Team.
Savovic has played also professionally in Italy (Venezia), Germany (ratiopharm Ulm and Bayern Muenchen), Turkey (Galatasaray, Turk Telekom) and Serbia (Crvena Zvezda and Vrsac).

Stelmet Zielona Gora roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lukasz Koszarek
James Florence
Filip Matczak
Jakub Der

Forwards:
Boris Savovic
Jaroslaw Mokros
Armani Moore
Thomas Kelati
Przemyslaw Zamojski

Coach: Artur Gronek

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @miskoraznatovic)

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Jayvaughn Pinkston (ex Mantova) is a newcomer at Krosno - by Eurobasket News

Miasto Szkla Krosno (PLK) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American forward Jayvaughn Pinkston (201-109kg-91, college: Villanova). He played most recently at Mantova in Italian Serie A2.
Pinkston has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements his college team won Big East Tournament in 2015. Pinkston received also All-Big East Honorable Mention award in 2015.
He graduated from Villanova University in 2015 and actually missed last season. It is his third season in pro basketball.

Miasto Szkla Krosno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dariusz Oczkowicz
Krzysztof Jakobczyk
Davis Lejasmeiers
Grzegorz Grochowski
Jakov Mustapic
Devante Wallace

Forwards:
Marcin Sroka
Anton Gaddefors
Jayvaughn Pinkston

Center:
Seid Hajric

Coach: Michal Baran

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hapoel Kfar Saba tabs Tamir Ariely - by Nir Luna

Hapoel Kfar Saba/Kohav Yair (National League) inked 27-year old naturalized Polish point guard Tamir Ariely (190-90) from Hapoel Beer Sheva. In 31 National League games he averaged 4.8ppg, 2.5rpg, 4.5apg and 1.1spg last season. He helped them to make it to the final.
Among other achievements Ariely received Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League Honorable Mention award back in 2010.
He represented Israel at the European Championships U20 Division B in Austria seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 8.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 57.7%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 83.3%.
Ariely has played previously for six other teams: Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv, Hapoel Tel Aviv, Maccabi Rishon, Hapoel Holon, GreenTops Netanya and Maccabi Haifa.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jakub Dluski signs at R8 Krakow - by Greg

1Liga newcomer R8 Basket AZS Politechnika Krakow landed 30-year old center Jakub Dluski (200-87). He has played for the last two years at Miasto Szkla Krosno in the PLK. In 32 games he averaged 7.7ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.6apg last season.
Among achievements he won Polish 1Liga championship title in 2014 and 2016. Dluski received also Eurobasket.com All-Polish 1Liga 2nd Team award in 2016.
Dluski has played previously for three other teams: Astoria Bydgoszcz, LKS MG13 Lodz and Polfarmex.

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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. Arroyo, Fajardo16.5 
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. Famous, Isabela9.1 
 5. Jefferson, Arecibo9.1 
 6. Romero, Bayamon8.9 
 7. James, Fajardo8.8 
 8. Clarke, Arecibo8.4 
 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, Aguada6.1 
 4. Fitch, Quebradillas5.8 
 5. Smith, Quebradillas5.5 
 6. Soto, Bayamon5.2 
 7. Guzman, Isabela5.2 
 8. Hodge, Arecibo4.6 
 9. Clarke, Arecibo4.6 
 10. Duran, Mayaguez4.6 
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. Abreu, Aguada1.4 
 5. Behanan, Arecibo1.4 
 6. Browne, San German1.3 
 7. Harris, Ponce1.3 
 8. Romero, Bayamon1.2 
 9. Mendoza, Aguada1.2 
 10. Clarke, Arecibo1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Fajardo
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  Avg: 2.6
 1. James, Fajardo2.6 
 2. Penn, Guayama2.1 
 3. Diaz, Quebradillas1.8 
 4. Orozco, Isabela1.1 
 5. Jefferson, Arecibo1.1 
 6. Lalanne, Arecibo1.1 
 7. Franklin, San G.1.0 
 8. Akindele, Bayamon1.0 
 9. Gaston, Aguada0.9 
 10. Hernandez, Quebradi.0.9 


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
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Ken Brown (ex Al Sadd) signs at Jesi - by Eurobasket News

Termoforgia Aurora Jesi (Serie A2) landed 28-year old American point guard Ken Brown (180-77kg-89, college: Philander Smith, agency: Octagon Europe). He played most recently at Al Sadd in Qatari D1 league. Brown managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). He also played that season for Al Riyadi in Lebanese Pepsi LBL where in 12 games he averaged 11.7ppg, 2.9rpg, 5.4apg and 1.7spg. The other team Brown played that season for was ASA Koroivos Amaliadas in Greek A1. In 12 games he had very impressive stats: 16.3ppg, 2.8rpg, 7.3apg and 1.8spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Honorable Mention.
Brown received All-NAIA D1 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
Brown is a very experienced player. He 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). Brown has played previously professionally in Holland (Groningen), Kosovo (Trepca), Latvia (Jurmala), Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Poland (MKS Dabrowa Gornicza) and Sweden (Norrkoping Dolphins and KFUM Jamtland).
He attended Philander Smith College until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

Termoforgia Aurora Jesi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ken Brown
Federico Massone

Forwards:
Tommaso Rinaldi
Francesco Ihedioha
Pierpaolo Marini
Matteo Piccoli

Center:
Andrea Quarisa

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Oradea lands Goran Gajovic - by Eurobasket News

CSM CSU Oradea (Liga Nationala) landed 29-year old Montenegrin small forward Goran Gajovic (199-88, agency: 011 Sports). He played most recently at JDA Dijon Bourgogne in French ProA. Gajovic managed to play in five leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 15 ProA games he averaged just 2.5ppg and 1.7rpg. He also played that season for Targu Mures where in 5 Liga Nationala games he had very impressive stats: 17.6ppg, 3.2rpg and 3.6apg. Gajovic also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded also remarkable stats: 16.6ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.2apg and 2.6spg. The other team he played shortly was Sutjeska in Montenegrin Erste Liga. In 7 games he got 10.4ppg, 5.6rpg, 3.0apg and 1.7spg. Gajovic also played 6 games in Balkan League where he got 14.7ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.8apg and 1.7spg.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Romanian League for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). Gajovic received also Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Honorable Mention award back in 2011.
He represented Montenegro at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 2.0ppg, 1.6rpg.
Gajovic has played also professionally in Montenegro (Ibon Niksic, Danilovgrad and Mediteran), FYR Macedonia (Feni Industries) and Bosnia (Igokea and KK HEO Bileca).

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Khimki tabs Anthony Gill, ex Yesilgiresun - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) inked 25-year old American power forward Anthony Gill (203-105kg-92, college: Virginia). He played most recently at Yesilgiresun in Turkish BSL league. In 30 games he averaged 14.4ppg and 6.9rpg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Honorable Mention.
Gill played in the final of ACC Tournament in 2016.
He graduated from University of Virginia in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Egor Vyaltsev
Stefan Markovic
Charles Jenkins
Vyacheslav Zaytsev

Forwards:
Sergey Monya
Tyler Honeycutt
Andrey Zubkov
Anthony Gill

Center:
Dmitry Sokolov

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

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Robbie Hummel leaves Khimki - by Eurobasket News

28-year old American forward Robbie Hummel (205-99kg-89, college: Purdue) left BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB). Hummel played there also last season. In 11 Eurocup games he averaged 8.9ppg and 3.9rpg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. Hummel played there also last season. He also played 29 games in VTB United League where he had 8.3ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.1apg. Hummel contributed to his team making it to the final.
In 2012 he was drafted by Drafted by? Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in second round (58th overall). The former Purdue University standoutis in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he received All-Big Ten 1st Team award back in 2010 and 2012 at his college time.
Hummel represented USA at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) eight years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 7.3ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 43.8%, 3PT: 31.6%, FT: 50.0%.
Hummel has played also professionally in Italy (Armani Milano), Spain (Blusens Monbus) and NBA (Denver Nuggets).
His game is described as: (by Jorrye Nixon for NBADraft.net in 2012)
Fundamentally sound…A pretty well-rounded offensive player…Played 3 positions (SG,SF,PF) in college, being a very tricky matchup for teams…Is most effective as a jump shooter…Has NBA range…At his best spotting up, but can hit some shots off screens…Has the size and release speed to get shots off effectively…Nice ability to pull-up and hit shots against closeouts
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BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Egor Vyaltsev
Stefan Markovic
Charles Jenkins
Vyacheslav Zaytsev

Forwards:
Sergey Monya
Tyler Honeycutt
Andrey Zubkov

Center:
Dmitry Sokolov

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

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CSKA Moscow tabs Othello Hunter - by Eurobasket News

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

CSKA Moscow roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Leo Westermann
Cory Higgins
Maksim Kondakov
Alexandr Khomenko

Forwards:
Andrey Vorontsevich
Will Clyburn
Andrey Lopatin

Centers:
Kyle Hines
Othello Hunter

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N.Novgorod signs Stevan Jelovac - by Eurobasket News

BC Nizhny Novgorod (VTB) signed 28-year old Serbian power forward Stevan Jelovac (208-110kg-89, agency: BeoBasket). He has played for the last three seasons at Tecnyconta Zaragoza in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 32 games he was fifth best scorer with 14.3ppg and averaged 5.0rpg last season.
Jelovac has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Lithuanian League Regular Season in 2014. Jelovac was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Honorable Mention in 2016.
He was a member of Serbian U20 National Team back in 2009.
Jelovac is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (Juvecaserta), Turkey (Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye), Serbia (Partizan, Crvena Zvezda, Mega Bemax and Mega Vizura) and Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas).

BC Nizhny Novgorod roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ivan Strebkov
Maxim Grigoryev
Artem Komolov

Forward:
Aleksandr Zakharov

Center:
Stevan Jelovac

Coach: Zoran Lukic

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Parma signs Andrejs Grazulis, ex Ventspils - by Eurobasket News

Parma Basket Perm (VTB) signed 24-year old Latvian international center Andrejs Grazulis (202-95kg-93). He has played for the last three seasons at BK Ventspils in Latvian LBL league. In 25 games he had 10.0ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.7apg last season. Grazulis helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team. Grazulis also played 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 5.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 2.5apg and 2.5bpg.
Grazulis won Baltic League championship title in 2013.
He has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. Grazulis has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2014 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2011.
He represented Latvia at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. Grazulis' team won Silver and his stats at that event were 10 games: 10.1ppg, Reb-5 (9.0rpg), 1.0apg, 1.6bpg, FGP: 53.8%, FT: 81.0%.
Grazulis has played also professionally for other Latvian teams like Valmiera and Ventspils Augstskola.

Parma Basket Perm roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nick Faust
Codi Miller-McIntyre

Centers:
Yanick Moreira
Andrejs Grazulis

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Rwandan U16 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
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Ndahiro Gakuru
Gakuru
Elias Ngoga
Ngoga
Jonathan Inkindi
Inkindi
Brown Murengezi
Murengezi
Theogene Niyibizi
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4Jonathan Inkindi 01
5Jean Umuhoza 01
6Thierry Nkundwa 01
7Ndahiro Gakuru 01
8Brown Murengezi 01
9Rutishisha Mudenge 01
10Theogene Niyibizi 01
11Adelin Ndashimye 01
11Adelin Ndashimye 01
12Steff Rukundo 193-F-01 St-Gabriel Canada
13Yuhi Rutimirwa 01
14Mananga Kazungu 01
15Elias Ngoga 01

Moise Mutokambali Head Coach
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Stefan Bircevic (ex Partizan NIS) joins Istanbul BBSK - by Eurobasket News

Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi (BSL) added to their roster 28-year old Serbian international power forward Stefan Bircevic (210-89). He played last season at BC Partizan NiS Beograd in Serbian KLS league. Bircevic managed to play in three leagues last year. In 16 KLS games he had 14.1ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.3apg. He 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 named to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League 2nd Team. Bircevic also played 28 games in ABA League where he recorded 11.9ppg and 6.1rpg. And finally he contributed to 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 12.1ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season Bircevic played at Movil Estudiantes in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 34 games he got 5.8ppg and 2.8rpg.
Bircevic has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2009.
Bircevic represented Serbia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 5 games: 2.2ppg.
Bircevic has played previously professionally also in Italy.

Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Hakan Demirel
Jaka Klobucar
Michael Thompson

Forwards:
Ilkan Karaman
Stefan Bircevic
Ugur Dokuyan

Centers:
Eric Buckner
Ayberk Olmaz

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N.Novgorod signs Stevan Jelovac - by Eurobasket News

BC Nizhny Novgorod (VTB) signed 28-year old Serbian power forward Stevan Jelovac (208-110kg-89, agency: BeoBasket). He has played for the last three seasons at Tecnyconta Zaragoza in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 32 games he was fifth best scorer with 14.3ppg and averaged 5.0rpg last season.
Jelovac has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Lithuanian League Regular Season in 2014. Jelovac was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Honorable Mention in 2016.
He was a member of Serbian U20 National Team back in 2009.
Jelovac is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (Juvecaserta), Turkey (Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye), Serbia (Partizan, Crvena Zvezda, Mega Bemax and Mega Vizura) and Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas).

BC Nizhny Novgorod roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ivan Strebkov
Maxim Grigoryev
Artem Komolov

Forward:
Aleksandr Zakharov

Center:
Stevan Jelovac

Coach: Zoran Lukic

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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.


Lazic re-signed with Crvena zvezda - by Igor Obradovic

Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd (KLS) confirmed in their roster 28-year old guard Branko Lazic (195-89, agency: BeoBasket). He signed two year contract and he will be new captain of the team.
He has played there for the last six seasons. Lazic managed to play in three leagues last year. In 13 KLS games he had 8.2ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.4apg and 1.0spg. He helped them to win the league title.
Lazic also played 30 games in Euroleague where he recorded 4.4ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.4spg. And finally he contributed to 32 games in ABA League where he averaged 5.7ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.2apg and 1.3spg (in top 5). He won Serbian Cup in 2017 and Adriatic League.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Lazic was voted Eurobasket.com Serbian League All-Defensive Team back in 2012 and 2013. He won the Cup back in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017 also Adriatic League three years in the row (15, 16, 17 seasons) and Serbian League in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
He represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Rhodos (Greece) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 4.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0spg.
Lazic has played previously for FMP Zeleznik.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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The Kings ink Bogdan Bogdanovic - by Igor Obradovic

Sacramento Kings (NBA) signed 25-year old Serbian international swingman Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-93kg-92). He has played for the last three seasons at Fenerbahce in Turkish BSL league. In 22 games he had very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.2apg and 1.2spg last season. Bogdanovic helped them to win the league title. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Bosman Player of the Year, Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Player of the Year and named to 1st Team. Bogdanovic also played 22 games in Euroleague where he recorded 14.6ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.6apg and 1.1spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Forward of the Year and named to 1st Team.
Three years ago Bogdanovic was drafted by Phoenix Suns in first round (27th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Player of the Year back in 2014.
Bogdanovic has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team in 2012.
Bogdanovic represented Serbia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 5 games: 13.4ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.4apg, FGP: 51.9%, 3PT: 46.2%, FT: 75.0%.
Bogdanovic has played previously professionally in Italy and Serbia (Partizan and Zitko Basket).

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Dratva is back at Handlova - by Michal Duchovic

MBK Handlova (SBL) agreed terms with 24-year old guard Filip Dratva (197-85kg-93). It is actually his comeback to MBK Handlova as he has played here before. Dratva played last season at KB Kosice (SBL). But in 19 games he had just 1.4ppg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Dratva played at Iskra Svit where in 23 SBL games he recorded only 1.7ppg and 1.5rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the Slovakian Cup Semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Dratva was voted Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian 1.Liga Honorable Mention in 2015.
He was a member of Slovakian U20 National Team in 2012.
Dratva has played previously for BKM Svit.

MBK Handlova roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jakub Novysedlak
Filip Dratva

Forward:
Ondrej Haviar

Centers:
Adam Stefek
Michal Dolnik

Coach: Krunoslav Krajnovic



Dolnik comes back to Handlova - by Michal Duchovic

MBK Handlova (SBL) added to their roster 22-year old center Michal Dolnik (203-95). It is actually his comeback to MBK Handlova as he has played here before. Dolnik played last season at Ziar/Hronom in Slovakian 1.Liga. In 12 games he recorded 6.3ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.1spg and 1.2bpg. Dolnik also played that season for BK 04 AC LB Spisska Nova Ves. But in 8 SBL games he averaged just 1.4ppg. The other team Dolnik played that season for was Ziar/Hronom where in 12 SBL games he had 6.3ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.1spg and 1.2bpg.
Dolnik represented Slovakia at the European Championships U20 Division B in Szekesfehervar (Hungary) two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 2.9ppg, 2.6rpg.

MBK Handlova roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Jakub Novysedlak

Forward:
Ondrej Haviar

Centers:
Adam Stefek
Michal Dolnik

Coach: Krunoslav Krajnovic



Handlova lands Adam Stefek - by Michal Duchovic

MBK Handlova (SBL) tabbed 24-year old center Adam Stefek (207-90kg-93) from MBK SPU Nitra. Stefek has played there for the last four years. In 15 SBL games he averaged 6.9ppg and 4.7rpg last season.
His team made it to the Slovakian Cup final in 2014.



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Olimpija lans Talor Battle (ex-Atomeromu) - by Zeljko Zule

Union Olimpija continued bulding a roster by singing experienced American Talor Battle (182-PG-88, college: Penn St.) on a one-year deal.
Battle started last season in Israel with Hapoel Tel Aviv and in February moved to Hungarian side Atomeromu SE Paks, where he averaged 16.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 7.7 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.1 blocks in 12 Division A games.
Battle has played also professionally in France (Cholet Basket), Germany (Telekom Baskets), Italy (Betaland Capo d'Orlando) and Belgium (Belfius Mons-Hainaut). He played college basketball at The Pennsylvania State until 2011. Battle played in the final of Belgian League in 2015 and represented USA at the World University Games in Serbia eight years ago. His team won bronze medal and Battle averaged 10.0 points (team leading scorer), 2.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists in seven games.



Luka Lapornik (ex-Joventut) signing with Romanian runner-up Steaua - by Zeljko Zule

Luka Lapornik (195-G-88) is joining Romanian runner-up Steaua CSM EximBank on a one-year deal with an option to extend for the 2018-19 season.
Lapornik became a free agent after Joventut decided not to exercise an option for the 2017-18 season. He joined the Spanish team on a 1+1 year deal and averaged 3.3 points, 1.2 rebounds, 0.6 assists and 0.2 steals over just 11 minutes in 28 Liga Endesa games. It was his first season abroad. He grew up with Tajfun Sentjur and has already played for Zlatorog and Krka, with whom he won Slovenia Championship title and three Cup titles.



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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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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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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Mumbru re-signs at RETAbet Bilbao Basket - by Eurobasket News

RETAbet Bilbao Basket (Liga Endesa) confirmed in their roster experienced 38-year old ex-international forward Alex Mumbru (202-103kg-79, agency: BeoBasket). He has played there for the last eight seasons. In 32 Liga Endesa games he had 12.9ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.2apg and 1.1spg last season. Quite impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com Spanish Liga Endesa All-Domestic Players Team. Mumbru also played 8 games in Eurocup where he recorded 10.3ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.3apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Mumbru's team made it to the Cup (Copa del Rey) Semifinals in 2008 and 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Forward of the Year in 2016.
Mumbru represented Spain at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 10 games: 3.0ppg, 2.0rpg.
Mumbru has spent his entire career in Spain playing for two other teams: Real Madrid and Joventut.
Mumbru is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at RETAbet Bilbao Basket.
Mumbru could be described: Offensively oriented, but also very solid defender. He has a great outside shooting and can hit the three in any moment. Can help in rebounding because he is tall for playing as small forward.

RETAbet Bilbao Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ricardo Fischer
Shane Hammink
Lucio Redivo

Forwards:
Alex Mumbru
Pere Tomas
Vasilije Vucetic
Jameel McKay

Center:
Tim Kempton

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Joventut keeps Ventura for another season - by Eurobasket News

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona (Liga Endesa) re-signed 25-year old swingman Albert Ventura (191-91kg-92). He has played there for the last nine seasons. In 31 Liga Endesa games he recorded 5.7ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.3apg last season.
Ventura's team made it to the Cup (Copa del Rey) Semifinals in 2015.
He represented Spain at the European Championships U18 in Vilnius (Lithuania) seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 6.1ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.5apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 18.8%, FT: 63.2%.
Ventura has played previously for CB Prat.

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Fornas re-signs at Palma - by Eurobasket News

Palma Air Europa de Palma de Mallorca (LEB Gold) confirmed in their roster experienced 35-year old power forward Roger Fornas (202-82). He played there last season. In 39 LEB Gold games he had 12.5ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.2apg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Fornas played at Burgos where in 39 LEB Gold games he recorded 8.7ppg and 4.3rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Fornas played in the final of Spanish LEB Gold Play-Off in 2014.
He has spent his entire career in Spain playing for eight other teams: Andorra, Caceres_Basket, Leche Rio Breogan, Blancos de Rueda, Sant Nicolau, Sant Josep, CB Tarragona_2017 and L'Hospitalet.
Fornas is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Palma.

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Alejandro Valor is a newcomer at OH!TELS Union Linense de Baloncesto - by Eurobasket News

OH!TELS Union Linense de Baloncesto (EBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 18-year old power forward Alejandro Valor (203-99) from Real Betis Energia Plus Sevilla 2nd team. In 20 EBA games he recorded 7.5ppg and 5.6rpg last season.

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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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Tunisian U16 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Ahmed Rebai
Rebai
Faiez Ghomrassi
Ghomrassi
Wajih Tebai
Tebai
Bouraoui Gahbiche
Gahbiche
Zied Mehrez
Mehrez
#e#5
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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Jake Odum (ex Wuerzburg) joins Banvit - by Eurobasket News

Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (BSL) added to their roster 26-year old American point guard Jake Odum (193-82kg-91, college: Indiana State). He played last season at s.Oliver Wuerzburg in German BBL league. In 33 games he had very impressive stats: 15.3ppg, 3.5rpg, 5.7apg and 1.2spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Odum played at BBC Bayreuth (also in BBL) where in 34 games he recorded 14.3ppg, 4.3rpg, 5.6apg and 1.0spg. Great season indeed as he was named to Eurobasket.com German Bundesliga All-Newcomers Team.
Odum has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of MVC Tournament in 2014. Odum was also voted NABC Division I All-District 16 1st Team back in 2013 and 2014 at his college time.
Odum has played also professionally in Greece (PAOK Thessaloniki).
He attended Indiana State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Banvit Basketbol Kulubu roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Can Altintig
Tony Taylor
Jake Odum

Forwards:
Damian Kulig
Angelo Caloiaro

Center:
Gasper Vidmar

Coach: Saso Filipovski

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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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Brandon Paul (ex Anadolu Efes) signs at the Spurs - by Eurobasket News

San Antonio Spurs (NBA) landed 26-year old guard Brandon Paul (193-91kg-91, college: Illinois, agency: Pensack Sports). He played most recently at Anadolu Efes in Turkish BSL league. In 6 games he averaged 12.7ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.3spg last season. Paul helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 23 games in Euroleague where he had 8.6ppg, 1.0rpg and 1.0spg. Paul contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
Among other achievements Paul received Eurobasket.com Spanish Liga Endesa All-Imports Team award in 2016.
He is a very experienced player. Paul has played also professionally in Russia (BC Nizhny Novgorod), Spain (Joventut), NBA (Phi.76ers) and NBA G League (Canton Charge).
He attended University of Illinois until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

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Khimki tabs Anthony Gill, ex Yesilgiresun - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) inked 25-year old American power forward Anthony Gill (203-105kg-92, college: Virginia). He played most recently at Yesilgiresun in Turkish BSL league. In 30 games he averaged 14.4ppg and 6.9rpg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Honorable Mention.
Gill played in the final of ACC Tournament in 2016.
He graduated from University of Virginia in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Egor Vyaltsev
Stefan Markovic
Charles Jenkins
Vyacheslav Zaytsev

Forwards:
Sergey Monya
Tyler Honeycutt
Andrey Zubkov
Anthony Gill

Center:
Dmitry Sokolov

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

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Stefan Bircevic (ex Partizan NIS) joins Istanbul BBSK - by Eurobasket News

Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi (BSL) added to their roster 28-year old Serbian international power forward Stefan Bircevic (210-89). He played last season at BC Partizan NiS Beograd in Serbian KLS league. Bircevic managed to play in three leagues last year. In 16 KLS games he had 14.1ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.3apg. He 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 named to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League 2nd Team. Bircevic also played 28 games in ABA League where he recorded 11.9ppg and 6.1rpg. And finally he contributed to 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 12.1ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season Bircevic played at Movil Estudiantes in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 34 games he got 5.8ppg and 2.8rpg.
Bircevic has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2009.
Bircevic represented Serbia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 5 games: 2.2ppg.
Bircevic has played previously professionally also in Italy.

Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Hakan Demirel
Jaka Klobucar
Michael Thompson

Forwards:
Ilkan Karaman
Stefan Bircevic
Ugur Dokuyan

Centers:
Eric Buckner
Ayberk Olmaz

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Reginald Holmes signs at Akhisar Bld - by Eurobasket News

Akhisar Belediye (TBL) landed 30-year old American guard Reginald Holmes (193-82kg-87, college: Morgan State, agency: Two Points) from Mamak Belediye Ankara D.S.I.. In 21 TBL games in Turkey he was second best scorer with impressive 21.0ppg and recorded 3.9rpg, 1.8apg and 1.8spg (in top 5) last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TBL Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Holmes played at Germani in Italian Serie A where in 24 games he averaged 14.1ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.1spg.
Among other achievements Holmes won Italian Serie A2 championship title in 2016. He received also All-MEAC Player of the Year award and NABC Division I All-District 15 1st Team award back in 2010 at his college time.
Holmes is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in six different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, African and of course North American leagues. Holmes has played previously professionally also in Bulgaria (Beroe), France (Le Mans), Morocco (ASS Sale), Poland (Kotwica) and NBA G League (Erie Bay Hawks).
He attended Morgan State until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

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Yigit Vardal is a newcomer at Mugla Orman - by Eurobasket News

Mugla Ormanspor (TBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old point guard Yigit Vardal (190-92). He played last season at Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye in the TB2L. In 9 games he recorded just 2.6ppg and 1.1rpg. Vardal helped them to win the regular season.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Eskisehir Basket where in 34 TBL games he averaged 6.0ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.4apg.
Vardal represented Turkey at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 8.3ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 59.1%, 3PT: 31.0%, FT: 50.0%.
Vardal has played previously for five other teams: Istanbulspor, Pertevniyal, Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi, Gelisim and Akhisar Bld.

Mugla Ormanspor roster for 2017-2018:

Onat Akis
Baris Erlim
Yigit Vardal
Cagil Topbas
Yigit Yuceer

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Errick McCollum agreed terms with Anadolu Efes - by Eurobasket News

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old American point guard Errick McCollum (185-88, college: Goshen) from Galatasaray. In 12 BSL games in Turkey he recorded 13.8ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.1apg last season. McCollum also played that season for Fly Dragons in Chinese CBA where in 36 games he was second best scorer with impressive 37.5ppg and had 6.4rpg, 3.7apg and 2.3spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Honorable Mention.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements McCollum's team made it to the Turkish League Semifinals in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Import of the Year award in 2016.
Thanks to McCollum's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). McCollum has played previously professionally in Greece (Panionios and Apollon Patras), Israel (Hapoel Kfar Saba and GreenTops Netanya) and China (Golden Bulls).
He attended Goshen College until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Krunoslav Simon
Birkan Batuk
Errick McCollum
Josh Adams

Forwards:
Derrick Brown
Brock Motum
Ricky Ledo

Center:
Bryant Dunston

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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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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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Force Part Ways With Coach Newby - by Eurobasket News

Leeds Force today announced that they have parted company with Head Coach Matt Newby . After three years at the helm and having helped Leeds establish themselves in the BBL Coach Newby will move onto new challenges as the club looks to move onto a new chapter in its history. With a combined league record of 31 wins and 71 losses Coach Newby guided Leeds Force to their first ever playoff berth in 2016 and has secured himself an important place in the club's history. Leeds Force CEO, Mark Mills said 'I want to thank Matt for all his hard work over the past three years and without him we wouldn't be where we are. He approaches the game with a passion that is unrivalled and is one of the most driven people I have met. However, the time has come for both Matt and the club to move in different directions. Everyone at the club wishes Matt all the best for his future and we have no doubt that he will bring wins to wherever he coaches.' Leeds Force will now start the search to find a new coach in time for the new season as they look to improve on their 11th place finish last season. Player recruitment is already underway and the club hopes that fans are excited to see the new look Force take to the court in September.
Courtesy of: leedsforce.co.uk



ALS Basket signs Brandon Clark, ex Leicester R. - by Eurobasket News

Andrezieux Boutheon Loire Sud Basket (NM1) signed 24-year old American point guard Brandon Clark (183-77kg-93, college: Santa Clara). He played last season at Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders in British BBL league. In 38 games he had 13.2ppg, 3.0rpg, 5.8apg (top 5) and 1.1spg. Clark helped them to win the league title. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-British BBL Honorable Mention.
He graduated from Santa Clara University in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

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Gonzalez number one in Uruguayan Ascenso for round 11 - by Eurobasket News

Forward Emiliano Gonzalez (198-F-88) had an amazing evening in the last round for top-ranked Sayago, receiving a Latinbasket.com Ascenso Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 29-year old player was the main contributor (23 points, seven rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Auriblanco (#11, 3-7) 84-79. It allowed Sayago to consolidate first place in the Uruguayan Ascenso. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. It's already very far into the season and Sayago keeps a perfect 9-0 record. In the team's last game Gonzalez had a remarkable 75.0% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Sayago, through which he has constantly improved. Emiliano Gonzalez averages this season 15.4ppg and 6.9rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was Rodrigo Goncalvez of Auriblanco. Goncalvez had a very good evening with 25 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Auriblanco lost that game 79-84 to league's leader Sayago (#1, 9-0). Auriblanco is still second from the bottom in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-7 record. Goncalvez is one of the most experienced players at Auriblanco and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 22.8ppg (#7). He also registered 10.2 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Charles McCann (193-F) of Tabare (#3). McCann scored 18 points and grabbed six rebounds. He was a key player of Tabare, leading his team to a 70-65 win against the lower-ranked Colon (#12, 2-9). Tabare needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 7 victories and 3 lost games. McCann has a very solid season. In 10 games in Uruguay he scored 10.9ppg. He also has 7.4rpg and FGP: 52.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Paul Harrison (203-C-89) of Sayago - 11 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Tirrell Brown (198-F-93) of Colon - 13 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Federico Della Mea (187-F-92) of Colon - 20 points and 6 rebounds
7. Facundo Ferreira (192-F-88) of Colon - 11 points and 8 rebounds
8. Emiliano Serres (205-F-97) of Tabare - 14 points and 6 rebounds
9. Alvaro Taibo (190-F-80) of Auriblanco - 9 points and 9 rebounds
10. Juan Garbarino (185-G-89) of Sayago - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists

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



Charles McCann leads Tabare - by Hector Lopez

Charles McCann (193-F, college: LIU Post) scored 18 points and grabbed 9 rebounds leading Tabare to beat Colon 70-65 for the Metro league Tournament. For Colon Tirrell Brown (198-F-93, college: Ouachita Baptist) finished with 13 points and 7 rebounds, while Federico Della Mea (187-F-92) added 20 points and 6 rebouns. Sayago defeated Auriblanco 84-79 with 23 points and 7 rebounds by Emiliano Gonzalez (198-F-88), while Paul Harrison (203-C-89, college: N.Greenville) added 11 points and 14 rebounds. For Auriblanco, Rodrigo Goncalves (200-SF-87) finished with 25 points and 9 rebounds. Four other games: Marne-25 de Agosto, Verdirrrojo-Union Atletica, Capitol-Stockolmoi and Miramar-Cordon were postponed due to bad weather conditions. Stadings (2 points for each win and 1 for each lost): Atenas 18 points, Tabare 17, Sayago, Cordon and Miramar 16 points, 25 de Agosto 14, Stockolmo, Union Atletica, Auriblanco and Colon 13 points, Verdirrojo 12 Capitol 11 and Marne 10. Sayago was penalized with two points lost due to a quarrel during one of its games.


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
gschID: 549496


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





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Justin Young is a newcomer at Thang Long Warriors - by Eurobasket News

Thang Long Warriors (VBA) added to their roster naturalized American power forward Justin Young (201-93kg, college: Cal Poly Pomona) from Hanoi Buffalos. In 26 VBA games he recorded 11.8ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg last season. Young's team made it to the Thailand Basketball League Semifinals.
He previously for another Vietnamese team Hochiminh City Wings.
Young graduated from California State Polytechnica Un. Pomona in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

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Ryan Le signs at Thang Long Warriors - by Eurobasket News

Thang Long Warriors (VBA) landed Ryan Le. The last time (13-14) he played at Saigon Heat in Vietnamese VBA league.
Le helped his team to make it to the ASEAN League Semifinals in 2014.

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Hochiminh City Wings ink Bilal Richardson, ex Kvarner 2010 - by Eurobasket News

Hochiminh City Wings (VBA) agreed terms with American forward Bilal Richardson (203-111kg, college: N.Alabama). He played most recently at KK Kvarner 2010 Rijeka in Croatian A1 league.
Richardson played in the final of LSC Tournament in 2015.
He graduated from University of North Alabama in 2016. It will be his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Khimky targeting Cory Jefferson but face compatition from Maccabi Tel-Aviv - by Anton Levov

BC Khimki Moscow Region are still in the market for a center and according to sources they held talks with Cory Jefferson (206-F-90, college: Baylor) representatives in Las Vegas.
BC Khimki Moscow Region are looking to bolster its front line,and after the addition of Anthony Gill (203-PF-92, college: Virginia) they are looking for the perfect fit for the American forward.The team front office has made an offer for Chris Singleton (206-F-89, college: Florida St.) of Panathinaikos,but according to a source from the Managment they think the deal has a slim chance of being agreed and they are moving their efforts to try and sign Jefferson.
The American forward/center has played last season for Austin San Antonio Spurs of the G-League and in the Alaska Aces (Philippines-PBA, He was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in the 60th place of the 2014 Draft but didn't get a deal there.he had a stints at the Brooklyn Nets (2014-15) and the Phonix Suns.
Jefferson is also a target of other Euroleague club - Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv who also held talks with the player's agent in Las Vegas.



Parma signs Andrejs Grazulis, ex Ventspils - by Eurobasket News

Parma Basket Perm (VTB) signed 24-year old Latvian international center Andrejs Grazulis (202-95kg-93). He has played for the last three seasons at BK Ventspils in Latvian LBL league. In 25 games he had 10.0ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.7apg last season. Grazulis helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team. Grazulis also played 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 5.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 2.5apg and 2.5bpg.
Grazulis won Baltic League championship title in 2013.
He has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. Grazulis has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2014 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2011.
He represented Latvia at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. Grazulis' team won Silver and his stats at that event were 10 games: 10.1ppg, Reb-5 (9.0rpg), 1.0apg, 1.6bpg, FGP: 53.8%, FT: 81.0%.
Grazulis has played also professionally for other Latvian teams like Valmiera and Ventspils Augstskola.

Parma Basket Perm roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nick Faust
Codi Miller-McIntyre

Centers:
Yanick Moreira
Andrejs Grazulis

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N.Novgorod signs Stevan Jelovac - by Eurobasket News

BC Nizhny Novgorod (VTB) signed 28-year old Serbian power forward Stevan Jelovac (208-110kg-89, agency: BeoBasket). He has played for the last three seasons at Tecnyconta Zaragoza in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 32 games he was fifth best scorer with 14.3ppg and averaged 5.0rpg last season.
Jelovac has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Lithuanian League Regular Season in 2014. Jelovac was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Honorable Mention in 2016.
He was a member of Serbian U20 National Team back in 2009.
Jelovac is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (Juvecaserta), Turkey (Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye), Serbia (Partizan, Crvena Zvezda, Mega Bemax and Mega Vizura) and Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas).

BC Nizhny Novgorod roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ivan Strebkov
Maxim Grigoryev
Artem Komolov

Forward:
Aleksandr Zakharov

Center:
Stevan Jelovac

Coach: Zoran Lukic

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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.

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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.

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Women News


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.

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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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Wasserburg keeps Deura for another season - by Eurobasket News

TSV 1880 Wasserburg (DBBL) re-signed 27-year old Bosnian international guard Milica Deura (178-90). She played there last season. In 28 DBBL games she averaged 9.3ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.9apg. Deura helped them to win the DBBL title (twice) and the cup (also twice). She also played 8 games in Eurocup where she had 9.4ppg, 1.3rpg and 2.3apg.
Deura ended the previous (2015-16) season at Campus Promete in Spanish LFB. In 7 games she recorded 6.3ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.6apg. But the most of that year she spent at Edirne Bld. Edirnespor in Turkish league. In 8 Eurocup games she got 7.9ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.4apg and 1.4spg.
Among other achievements Deura received Eurobasket.com All-MZRKL 2nd Team award back in 2014.
She has been also a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina international program for some years. Deura has regularly played for Bosnia and Herzegovina senior team since 2006 and previously for U18 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
She also represented Bosnia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 9.7ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.0apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 44.0%, 3PT: 21.9%, FT: 83.3%.
Deura is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in Montenegro (Buducnost), Romania (Alba Iulia), Serbia (Crvena Zvezda and Partizan) and Bosnia (Mladi Krajisnik).

TSV 1880 Wasserburg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Milica Deura
Santa Okockyte
Haiden Palmer

Forwards:
Laura Hebecker
Petra Zaplatova

Center:
Rebecca Tobin

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Standings

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Review of Day 2 in Saint Thomas - by Eurobasket News

U.S. Virgin Islands - Mexico 63-55
Virgin Islands recorded the second straight victory in Saint Thomas. The hosts held off Mexico behind 19 points and 8 boards from Natalie Day (182-G/F-90, college: Portland). Virgin Islands posted a 20:12 lead after ten minutes. They arrived at the final intermission up by 8 points and rallied to the victory. Victoria Hamilton (178-G-91) provided 18 points in the win. Alexis Castro (180-F/G-86, college: Vermont) responded with 11 points for Mexico.

Guatemala - Puerto Rico 55-87
Puerto Rico cruised to the second straight victory in Saint Thomas. Ashley Perez (173-G-94) stepped up with 17 points to lead the winning side. Puerto Rico accumulated a 39:26 halftime lead. They followed with a 30:13 run in the third term to clear off for good. Dayshalee Salaman (163-PG-90, college: Lincoln Memorial) netted 14 points for the winning side. Sonia Vasquez (182-F-83) responded with 22 points and 11 rebounds for Guatemala.

Bahamas - Jamaica 48-64
Jamaica rallied past Bahamas to improve at 1-1 record at the tournament. Yanique Gordon (193-F/C-91, college: Cent.Florida) and Sasha Dixon (167-G-87) provided 16 points each to lead the winners. Jamaica eked out a 31:27 halftime lead. Jamaica held Bahamas to just 8 points in the third term to open a 12-point lead at the final intermission and cruised to the win. Leashja Grant (188-C-94) responded with 12 points and 10 rebounds for Bahamas.




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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Wasserburg keeps Deura for another season - by Eurobasket News

TSV 1880 Wasserburg (DBBL) re-signed 27-year old Bosnian international guard Milica Deura (178-90). She played there last season. In 28 DBBL games she averaged 9.3ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.9apg. Deura helped them to win the DBBL title (twice) and the cup (also twice). She also played 8 games in Eurocup where she had 9.4ppg, 1.3rpg and 2.3apg.
Deura ended the previous (2015-16) season at Campus Promete in Spanish LFB. In 7 games she recorded 6.3ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.6apg. But the most of that year she spent at Edirne Bld. Edirnespor in Turkish league. In 8 Eurocup games she got 7.9ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.4apg and 1.4spg.
Among other achievements Deura received Eurobasket.com All-MZRKL 2nd Team award back in 2014.
She has been also a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina international program for some years. Deura has regularly played for Bosnia and Herzegovina senior team since 2006 and previously for U18 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
She also represented Bosnia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 9.7ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.0apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 44.0%, 3PT: 21.9%, FT: 83.3%.
Deura is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in Montenegro (Buducnost), Romania (Alba Iulia), Serbia (Crvena Zvezda and Partizan) and Bosnia (Mladi Krajisnik).

TSV 1880 Wasserburg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Milica Deura
Santa Okockyte
Haiden Palmer

Forwards:
Laura Hebecker
Petra Zaplatova

Center:
Rebecca Tobin

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROLEAGUE  


Cheyenne Parker signs at Wisla Can-Pack - by Eurobasket News

TS Wisla Can-Pack Krakow (TBLK) landed 25-year old American forward Cheyenne Parker (193-92, college: Middle Tennessee State). She plays in the summer at Chicago Sky (WNBA). Parker managed to play in four leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 17 WNBA games she averaged 4.0ppg and 3.6rpg.
Part of last season she spent at Henan in Chinese WCBA where in 10 games she had very impressive stats: 17.4ppg, 11.3rpg, 1.5apg, 2.3spg and 1.1bpg. Parker also played that season for Mersin BSB in Turkish KBSL. In two games she recorded 10.5ppg and 2.0rpg. She also played 3 games in Euroleague where she got 7.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg.
Two years ago Chicago Sky selected her as 5th overall pick in WNBA draft.
She attended Middle Tennessee State until 2015 and it will be her third season in pro basketball.
Parker was selected to Chinese WCBA All-Star Game in 2016.

TS Wisla Can-Pack Krakow roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Leonor Rodriguez_Manso
Maurita Reid
Magdalena Zietara
Dominika Owczarzak

Forwards:
Jelena Antic
Sonja Greinacher
Klaudia Niedzwiedzka

Centers:
Giedre Paugaite
Dominika Miloszewska

Coach: Krzysztof Szewczyk

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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U20  

Stats Leaders (Women)

Points Per Game
 Melisa BRCANINOVIC
  BIH
  (185-PF-99)
  Avg: 27
 1. Brcaninovic, BIH27.0 
 2. Goncalves, POR22.2 
 3. Nogic, SRB19.4 
 4. Strautmane, LAT19.2 
 5. Studer, HUN18.2 
 6. Prezelj, SLO17.4 
 7. Bankole, FRA16.4 
 8. Salvadores, ESP16.4 
 9. Shabanova, RUS16.2 
 10. Meskonyte, LTU16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olbis Futo ANDRE
  (190-C-98)
  Avg: 15.5
 1. Andre, ITA15.5 
 2. Djaldi-Tabdi, FRA12.4 
 3. Djordjevic, SRB11.4 
 4. Senicar, SLO10.2 
 5. Mununga, BEL10.2 
 6. Wadling, SWE9.7 
 7. Ndiba, NED9.6 
 8. Bankole, FRA9.2 
 9. Ocvirk, SLO8.8 
 10. Keys, ITA8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Agnes STUDER
  (168-PG-98)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Studer, HUN6.8 
 2. Ramette, BEL5.4 
 3. Burovaya, RUS5.4 
 4. Aho, HUN5.0 
 5. Katanic, SRB4.8 
 6. Berkani, FRA4.6 
 7. Domuzin, BIH4.6 
 8. Bernardeco, POR4.2 
 9. Kovacevic, BIH4.0 
 10. Brcaninovic, BIH4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Carolina GONCALVES
  (174-F-97)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Goncalves, POR3.8 
 2. Ari, TUR2.8 
 3. Foppossi, FRA2.6 
 4. Berkani, FRA2.6 
 5. Kozik, RUS2.6 
 6. Brcaninovic, BIH2.4 
 7. Ramette, BEL2.4 
 8. Ndiba, NED2.4 
 9. Conde, ESP2.4 
 10. Studer, HUN2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Anna Rezija DREIMANE
  LAT
  (197-C-97)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Dreimane, LAT2.4 
 2. Senicar, SLO2.2 
 3. Stocklassa, SWE2.0 
 4. Andre, ITA1.8 
 5. Gwashavanhu, SLO1.7 
 6. Strautmane, LAT1.6 
 7. Meskonyte, LTU1.4 
 8. Puc, POL1.4 
 9. Djaldi-Tabdi, FRA1.2 
 10. Resimont, BEL1.2 


Spain, Russia, Slovenia and France reach semifinals in Matosinhos - by Eurobasket News

QUARTERFINALS
Belgium - Russia 49-56
Russia held off Belgium to advance into the semifinal stage. Elizaveta Shabanova (196-C-97) recorded 13 points and 7 boards to pace the winners. Russia went on a 23:9 run in the opening frame to clear off. Belgium managed to narrow the gap in the following periods but never threatened the margin as Russia marched to the victory. Kristina Safonova (183-F/G-97) netted 9 points for the winners. Laure Resimont (185-F/C-98) responded with 16 points for Belgium.

Spain - Hungary 67-53
Spain outscored Hungary to remain in the title hunt. Maria Perez Araujo (182-F-97) knocked down 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the winners. Spain ensured a 38:34 halftime lead. They ignited a 19:5 rally in the third term to clear off for good. Maria Conde (187-F-97, college: Florida St.) delivered 18 points and 8 boards for the winners. Agnes Studer (168-PG-98, agency: Interperformances) answered with 18 points for Hungary.

Latvia - Slovenia 61-64
Slovenia nipped Latvia to enter the semifinal stage. Zala Friskovec (174-G-99) notched 19 points and 6 rebounds in the winning effort. Latvia established a 38:28 halftime lead. But Slovenia managed to survive the challenge. They went on a 36:23 second half rally to snatch a narrow win. Larisa Ocvirk (184-SF-97) tallied 13 points and 7 rebounds in the victory. Laura Grabe (178-F/G-98) responded with 18 points for Latvia.

Italy - France 61-77
France rallied past Italy in the quarterfinal clash. Ornella Bankole (181-SF-97) tallied 24 points and 13 rebounds for les Bleues. France unleashed 32 points in the first period to take a 13-point lead. They followed with a 33:23 second half run to ice the victory. Marie-Paule Foppossi (184-F/C-98) netted 17 points for the winning side. Olbis-Futo Andre responded with 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Azzurri.
9-16 Place
Portugal - Bosnia 80-77 OT
Portugal survived an overtime thriller against Bosnia in the classification round. Carolina Goncalves (174-F-97) posted 25 points to lead the hosts. Bosnia entered the fourth term up by three points. But Portugal held their opponents to just 15 points in the quarter to force overtime. The hosts dropped 13 points in the extra period to seal the win. Maianca Umabano (180-F-97) provided 20 points for the winners. Melisa Brcaninovic (185-PF-99, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 36 points, 8 assists and 6 boards for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Lithuania - Serbia 73-79
Serbia upset Lithuania to avoid relegation round. Jovana Nogic (181-G-97) came up with 33 points to pace the winners. Lithuania recorded a 25:19 lead after ten minutes. Serbia pulled within a single point at halftime 40:39. Serbia followed with a 22:15 run in the fourth quarter to snatch victory. Snezana Bogicevic (177-SG-97) posted 15 points in the win. Gabija Meskonyte (181-SG-98) tallied 20 points and 12 rebounds for Lithuania.

Sweden - Holland 54-53
Sweden eked out a narrow win over Netherlands to avoid relegation. Emilia Stocklassa (190-C-98) produced 15 points and 7 rebounds to pace the Scandinavian team. Netherlands snatched a 25:23 halftime lead. But Sweden used a 23:10 run in the third term to spur ahead. Netherlands limited their opponents to just 8 points in the final stanza but could not avoid the loss. Gunesh Ozturk chipped in 11 points for Sweden. Laura Westerik (170-G-98) responded with 19 points and 10 rebounds for Netherlands.

Poland - Turkey 77-68
Poland outgunned Turkey in the classification round. Anna Makurat (181-G-00) posted 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the winners. Turkey enjoyed a massive 27:10 lead after the opening frame. They extended the lead at 22-point mark at the interval. But Poland turned things around in the second half. They unloaded 56 points in the second part of the game to get away with a narrow win. Alicja Szloser (179-SF-97) had 18 points in the victory. Sevgi Uzun (170-PG-97, agency: LBM Management) responded with 19 points for Turkey.



Division B. Slovakia, Germany, Israel and Croatia enter semifinals - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Czech Republic - Greece 75-73 OT
Czech Republic wrapped up their preliminary round on a winning note. They nipped Greece in overtime. Lenka Soukalova (177-PF-97) posted 14 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. The teams were tied at 33 at the interval. Czech Republic surged ahead for a 6-point lead before the fourth term. Greece held their opponents to just 6 points in the next period and forced overtime. Czech Republic sank 12 points in the extra period and got away with a narrow success. Tereza Sipova (179-SF-97) produced 13 points and 8 boards in the win. Maria Fasoula (190-C-97) responded with 18 points and 13 caroms for Greece.

Ukraine - Slovakia 37-57
Slovakia clinched the top position in Group A. They thumped Ukraine for the fourth victory. Miroslava Mistinova (182-F-97) netted 12 points in the win. Slovakia recorded a 36:14 halftime advantage. Ukraine narrowed the deficit in the second half but could not avoid the defeat. Veronika Remenarova (188-F-97) chipped in 11 points in the victory. Olga Yatskovets (183-C-97) responded with 15 points and 15 rebounds for Ukraine.

Iceland - Germany 36-53
Germany beat Iceland to ensure the second position in Group A. Satou Sabally (189-F/C-98) provided 15 points and 7 rebounds in the win. Germany piled up a 29:16 halftime advantage. They followed with a 16:9 run in the fourth term to seal the winning outcome. Patricia Brossmann (183-F-97) and Laura Zdravevska (185-C-97) had 8 points each for the winners. Dyrfinna Arnardottir (173-G-98) and Rosa-Bjork Petursdottir tossed in 7 points each in the loss.

Group B
Belarus - Israel 68-72
Israel beat Belarus to clinch the top position in Group B. Eden Rotberg (167-G-98) produced 20 points for the hosts. They also eliminated Belarus from the title race. Israel ensured a 27:11 lead after ten minutes. Israel maintained the advantage throughout the next two periods. Belarus ignited a 20:8 run in the fourth term but came up short of vital win. Lev Tal (179-SF-97) had 19 points and 8 boards for Israel. Anastasiya Sushchyk (160-PG-97) responded with 20 points, 6 boards and 4 assists for Belarus.

Ireland - Romania 61-69
Romania outgunned Ireland to earn the first victory at the championship. Alina Podar (169-G-97) scored 20 points to lead the winners. Ireland enjoyed a 22:15 lead after ten minutes. But Romania went on a 38:20 run in the next two periods to spur ahead. Ireland outscored Romania in the fourth term but could not avoid the loss. Ioana Ghizila (173-G-97) netted 14 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and issued 6 assists for the winners. Anna Kelly (168-G-97) responded with 14 points and 13 rebounds for Ireland.

Croatia - United Kingdom 72-38
Croatia outgunned Great Britain to secure the top position in Group B. Andrea Maric (195-C-97, agency: PEPI SPORT), Valentina Simunic (175-G-98) and Iva Belosevic (183-SF-97) posted 14 points each to lead the winners. Croatia accounted for a 42:22 halftime lead. They followed with an 18:6 run in the third term to clear off for good. Gabriele Nikitinaite (178-SG-98) responded with 12 points for Great Britain.




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.




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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, PLW11.0 
 4. Kamodji, NCA10.5 
 5. Bourne, AUS9.0 
 6. Ratidara, MAI9.0 
 7. ONeill, NZL8.7 
 8. Hettig, SAM8.7 
 9. Qenenoj, NCA7.8 
 10. Puli, AUS7.0 
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. Leger-Walker, NZL4.0 
 6. Gould, AUS4.0 
 7. Goodchild, AUS4.0 
 8. Rangi, NZL4.0 
 9. Mafua, NZL3.7 
 10. DAngelo, AUS3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Olivia O''NEILL
  NZL
  (173-G-0)
  Avg: 6
 1. ONeill, NZL6.0 
 2. Heal, AUS5.0 
 3. Willoughby, NZL5.0 
 4. Motufoua, SAM4.7 
 5. Goodchild, AUS4.3 
 6. Senne, GUM4.3 
 7. Miranda, GUM4.0 
 8. Ropati, SAM4.0 
 9. Hunter, NZL4.0 
 10. Teriierooite., TAH3.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Mia SAN-NICOLAS
  GUM
  (--1)
  Avg: 2
 1. San-Nicolas, GUM2.0 
 2. Hettig, SAM2.0 
 3. Sugiyama, PLW1.8 
 4. Clarke, AUS1.7 
 5. Rees, AUS1.0 
 6. Leger-Walker, NZL1.0 
 7. Oliver, AUS0.7 
 8. Bourne, AUS0.7 
 9. Ropati, SAM0.7 
 10. Puli, AUS0.7 



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Wasserburg keeps Deura for another season - by Eurobasket News

TSV 1880 Wasserburg (DBBL) re-signed 27-year old Bosnian international guard Milica Deura (178-90). She played there last season. In 28 DBBL games she averaged 9.3ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.9apg. Deura helped them to win the DBBL title (twice) and the cup (also twice). She also played 8 games in Eurocup where she had 9.4ppg, 1.3rpg and 2.3apg.
Deura ended the previous (2015-16) season at Campus Promete in Spanish LFB. In 7 games she recorded 6.3ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.6apg. But the most of that year she spent at Edirne Bld. Edirnespor in Turkish league. In 8 Eurocup games she got 7.9ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.4apg and 1.4spg.
Among other achievements Deura received Eurobasket.com All-MZRKL 2nd Team award back in 2014.
She has been also a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina international program for some years. Deura has regularly played for Bosnia and Herzegovina senior team since 2006 and previously for U18 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
She also represented Bosnia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 9.7ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.0apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 44.0%, 3PT: 21.9%, FT: 83.3%.
Deura is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in Montenegro (Buducnost), Romania (Alba Iulia), Serbia (Crvena Zvezda and Partizan) and Bosnia (Mladi Krajisnik).

TSV 1880 Wasserburg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Milica Deura
Santa Okockyte
Haiden Palmer

Forwards:
Laura Hebecker
Petra Zaplatova

Center:
Rebecca Tobin

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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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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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  ITALY  


Orvieto keeps Grilli for another season - by Eurobasket News

Ceprini Orvieto (Serie A2) re-signed 18-year old point guard Selene Grilli (155-99). She has played there for the last four seasons. But in 26 Serie A2 games she recorded just 1.3ppg last season.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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  POLAND  


Cheyenne Parker signs at Wisla Can-Pack - by Eurobasket News

TS Wisla Can-Pack Krakow (TBLK) landed 25-year old American forward Cheyenne Parker (193-92, college: Middle Tennessee State). She plays in the summer at Chicago Sky (WNBA). Parker managed to play in four leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 17 WNBA games she averaged 4.0ppg and 3.6rpg.
Part of last season she spent at Henan in Chinese WCBA where in 10 games she had very impressive stats: 17.4ppg, 11.3rpg, 1.5apg, 2.3spg and 1.1bpg. Parker also played that season for Mersin BSB in Turkish KBSL. In two games she recorded 10.5ppg and 2.0rpg. She also played 3 games in Euroleague where she got 7.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg.
Two years ago Chicago Sky selected her as 5th overall pick in WNBA draft.
She attended Middle Tennessee State until 2015 and it will be her third season in pro basketball.
Parker was selected to Chinese WCBA All-Star Game in 2016.

TS Wisla Can-Pack Krakow roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Leonor Rodriguez_Manso
Maurita Reid
Magdalena Zietara
Dominika Owczarzak

Forwards:
Jelena Antic
Sonja Greinacher
Klaudia Niedzwiedzka

Centers:
Giedre Paugaite
Dominika Miloszewska

Coach: Krzysztof Szewczyk

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Artego Bydgoszcz welcomes back Stallworth - by Lukasz Lukaszewski

Artego Bydgoszcz (TBLK) tabbed 25-year old American ex-international forward Denesha Stallworth (190-92, college: Kentucky, agency: LBM Management). It is actually her comeback to Bydgoszcz as she has played here before. Stallworth played in the summer at GIE Matrix (WUBA) in the U.S. The last season she played at Artego Bydgoszcz where in 34 games she was fourth best scorer with impressive 16.4ppg and recorded 6.0rpg, 1.3apg and 1.1spg. Stallworth helped them to make it to the semifinals. She can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Polish BLK Honorable Mention.
Three years ago she was drafted by Connecticut Sun (WNBA) in third round (25th overall).
The former University of Kentucky staris in her fourth season in pro basketball. She received Eurobasket.com All-Mediterranean Cup 1st Team award in 2017. Stallworth was a member of USA Senior National Team two years ago.
And here thanks to pro basketball she experienced life on three different continents. She is familiar with European, Australian and of course North American leagues. Stallworth has played previously professionally in Australia (Canberra Capitals and SEQ), Spain (Universitario de Ferrol) and Poland (Wisla Can-Pack).

Artego Bydgoszcz roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Julie McBride
Jennifer O'Neill

Forwards:
Agnieszka Szott-Hejmej
Justyna Cegielska
Elzbieta Miedzik
Denesha Stallworth

Coach: Tomasz Herkt

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  PORTUGAL  


Campus Promete signs Sofia Da Silva - by Eurobasket News

Campus Promete Logrono (LFB) signed 27-year old Portuguese international center Sofia Da Silva (187-90). She played last season at Galatasaray in Turkish KBSL. Da Silva managed to play in three leagues last year. In only one KBSL game she recorded just 2 points, 5 rebounds and 1 assist. She also played 6 games in Eurocup where she had 4.7ppg and 3.0rpg. The other team Da Silva played that season for was Argon Uni Girona. In 17 games she averaged 4.2ppg and 3.5rpg. She also played 8 games in Eurocup where she got 3.9ppg and 4.6rpg. Da Silva's team made it to the EuroCup Semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she was voted Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Newcomer of the Year back in 2012.
Da Silva has been also a member of Portuguese international program for some years. She has regularly played for Portuguese senior team since 2008 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
Da Silva also represented Portugal at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 5 games: 14.4ppg, 8.6rpg, FGP: 50.9%, FT: 72.0%.
Da Silva has played previously professionally in Portugal (CAB Madeira, Olivais and Alges) and Spain (Cadi La Seu and Zamarat).

Campus Promete Logrono roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Cristina Pedrals
Paula Estebas

Forward:
Leslie Knight

Centers:
Laura Herrera
Sofia Da_Silva

Coach: Jose Ignacio Hernandez

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @CompeticionFEB)

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  SERBIA  


U20 European championship: Serbia Vs Lithuania 79:73 - by Zoran Popovic

Serbian U20 National team won very important match to secure position in division A. Serbian team won against Lithuania 79:73 (19:25, 20:15, 18:18, 22:15). After 6 points advantage of Lithuanian team after first quarter Serbian team decrease their advantage and finish first half with only +1 point advantage for Lithuania. During the third period both team were equal, but in the last period of the match Serbian players played excellent defence scored very important shoots and after last three points shoot of Jovana Nogic (181-G-97) won this match, The most efficient players in Serbian team were Jovana Nogic with 33 points and fantastic percent for three points shoot (7/8), Bogicevic and Zec per 11 points.,


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.


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Barcelona signs Laura Johnson - by Eurobasket News

Lima Horta Barcelona (LF2) signed 26-year old American forward Laura Johnson (182-91, college: Sioux Falls) from Azkoitia. In 26 LF2 games in Spain she had very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 8.8rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg last season. Great year as she was named to Eurobasket.com Spanish LF2 All-Imports Team and Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Johnson played at Terrassa (Copa Catalunya).
She graduated from University of Sioux Falls in 2014 and it is her fourth season as a professional player.

Lima Horta Barcelona roster for 2017-2018:

Ana Alonso
Elena Murcia
Laura Johnson
Miriam Ferreri

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Chinea re-signs at C.Adelantados - by Eurobasket News

Ciudad de la Adelantados (LF2) confirmed in their roster power forward Valeria Chinea (183). She played there last season. In only one LF2 game she recorded just 2 points and 1 rebound.

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Campus Promete signs Sofia Da Silva - by Eurobasket News

Campus Promete Logrono (LFB) signed 27-year old Portuguese international center Sofia Da Silva (187-90). She played last season at Galatasaray in Turkish KBSL. Da Silva managed to play in three leagues last year. In only one KBSL game she recorded just 2 points, 5 rebounds and 1 assist. She also played 6 games in Eurocup where she had 4.7ppg and 3.0rpg. The other team Da Silva played that season for was Argon Uni Girona. In 17 games she averaged 4.2ppg and 3.5rpg. She also played 8 games in Eurocup where she got 3.9ppg and 4.6rpg. Da Silva's team made it to the EuroCup Semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she was voted Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Newcomer of the Year back in 2012.
Da Silva has been also a member of Portuguese international program for some years. She has regularly played for Portuguese senior team since 2008 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
Da Silva also represented Portugal at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 5 games: 14.4ppg, 8.6rpg, FGP: 50.9%, FT: 72.0%.
Da Silva has played previously professionally in Portugal (CAB Madeira, Olivais and Alges) and Spain (Cadi La Seu and Zamarat).

Campus Promete Logrono roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Cristina Pedrals
Paula Estebas

Forward:
Leslie Knight

Centers:
Laura Herrera
Sofia Da_Silva

Coach: Jose Ignacio Hernandez

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @CompeticionFEB)

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  WNBA  


Stars top Fever 79-72 for 1st road victory - by Eurobasket News

Kayla McBride (5'11''-G-92, college: Notre Dame) scored 18 points, Erika De Souza (6'6''-C-82, agency: ProDep Management) had 14 points and seven rebounds, and San Antonio beat the Indiana Fever 79-72 on Wednesday for the Stars' first road victory. San Antonio led by 12 points midway through the fourth quarter, but Briann January (5'8''-PG-87, college: Arizona St., agency: ProDep Management) made a 3-pointer with 1:40 left to pull Indiana to 69-64. Dearica Hamby (6'3''-F-93, college: Wake Forest, agency: LBM Management) answered with a layup, and McBride made eight straight free throws to seal it. Hamby added 13 points and rookie Kelsey Plum (5'8''-G-94, college: Washington) had career highs of 12 points, six rebounds and four assists for San Antonio (2-16). The Stars shot 10 more free throws than the Fever and held a 34-27 rebounding advantage. De Souza and Hamby were a combined 13 of 14 from the field, and McBride made 12 of 13 free throws. Candice Dupree (6'2''-F/C-84, college: Temple, agency: ProDep Management) scored 14 points for Indiana (7-10). January had 13 points and six assists. The Fever set a franchise best on kids' day with a crowd of 12,282.
Courtesy of: charlotteobserver.com