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  AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16  



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

Group A
Tunisia - Mauritius 83-20
Tunisia overcame Mauritius for the opening victory in Group A. Mohamed Mnafedh (01) came up with 18 points to lead the charge. Tunisia accumulated a 35:6 halftime lead. They kept the hosts at bay throughout the second half and marched to an easy victory. Bouraoui Gahbiche (01) notched 15 points for the winners. Nevish Doorghen (02) responded with 10 points and 7 boards for Mauritius.

Mali - Mozambique 108-51
Mali recorded the second straight win in Mauritius. They edged Mozambique to remain undefeated. Fousseny Dieng (01) provided 19 points to lead the winners. Mali silenced their opponents in the first half. They went on a 58:16 run to clear off for good. Fousseyni Traore (02) had 16 points and 10 boards in the victory. Angelo Macie (01) responded with 9 points for Mozambique.

Group B
Algeria - Madagascar 60-59
Algeria nipped Madagascar to remain perfect in Group B action. Amir Bouzidi (01) stepped up with 14 points and 9 boards for the winners. Algeria accumulated a 29:22 halftime lead. Madagascar went on a strong comeback rally in the second half but stopped just short of victory. Ouail Gadaoui (01) chipped in 13 points for the winners. Marco Rakotovao (01) and Olivier Jaoravo (01) replied with 12 points apiece for Madagascar.

Rwanda - Egypt 45-101
Egypt ensured the second straight win in Group B. They stormed past Rwanda behind 17 points from Momen Hassan (01). Egypt built a 51:24 halftime advantage. They limited Rwanda to just 21 points in the second half and rolled to the victory. Aly Khalifa (201-F-01) and Omar Morsy (01) accounted for 12 points each in the win. Jean Umuhoza (01) responded with 13 points and 7 steals for Rwanda.




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  ALGERIA  


GS Petroliers celebrate 4th consecutive title - by Eurobasket News

GS Petroliers celebrated 2016/17 title as they won both Final games against NA Hussein-Dey. GS Petroliers posted a 75-71 win in the opener and then won 94-61. Mohamed Seddik gave his team a 38-24 halftime advantage, while Faycal Belkhodja (192-G-88) nailed three for 64-32 lead. With this success the Petroliers won the 19th championship of their history, the 4th consecutive.


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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.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Maximiliano STANIC
  Olimpico.
  (178-PG-78)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Stanic, Olimpico.6.4 
 2. Balbi, Ferrocarril6.1 
 3. Barral, Obras B.5.6 
 4. Aguirre, San L.5.5 
 5. Konsztadt, La Union5.4 
 6. Cantero, San M.5.1 
 7. Figueroa, Penarol4.5 
 8. Hopson, Quimsa4.5 
 9. Perez, Boca Jrs4.3 
 10. Solano, Echague4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Gelvis SOLANO
  Echague
  (185-G-94)
  Avg: 2
 1. Solano, Echague2.0 
 2. Garcia, San M.1.9 
 3. Basualdo, Quilm.1.7 
 4. Vildoza, Quilm.1.7 
 5. Zurbriggen, Obras B.1.6 
 6. Johnson, Weber B.1.6 
 7. De-l., GECR I.1.6 
 8. Redivo, Weber B.1.4 
 9. Calfani, San L.1.4 
 10. Massey, Libertad.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Williams, Olimpico.3.0 
 2. Justiz, Estudian.2.1 
 3. Daniels, Quimsa1.6 
 4. Crawford, Argen.1.5 
 5. Richard, Obras B.1.5 
 6. Battle, Quimsa1.4 
 7. Calfani, San L.1.3 
 8. Meyinsse, San L.1.2 
 9. Clancy, Instituto1.1 
 10. Spurlock, Quimsa1.0 


Gustavo Barrera (ex Aguada) agreed terms with GECR Indalo - by Eurobasket News

Gimnasia-Indalo Esgr.Comodoro Rivadavia (LigaA) inked 32-year old Uruguayan-Spaniard guard Gustavo Barrera (194-85kg-85). He played most recently at Atletico Aguada in Uruguayan LUB league. In 33 games he recorded 12.1ppg, 3.1rpg, 6.5apg (top 3) and 1.7spg (in top 5) last season. Barrera helped them to make it to the final. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay LUB Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
He ended the previous (2015-16) season at Marinos in Venezuelan LPB where in 11 games he averaged 9.8ppg, 2.5rpg, 5.0apg and 1.7spg. Barrera contributed to his team winning the regular season and make it to the semifinals. But the most of that year Barrera spent at Atletico Welcome (also in LUB). In 25 games he had very impressive stats: 16.2ppg, 3.7rpg, 7.4apg and 2.6spg.
Among other achievements Barrera won Uruguay LUB championship title in 2012. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay LUB Guard of the Year award back in 2012 and 2013.
Barrera represented Uruguay at the South American Championships in Caracas (Venezuela) last year.
He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Barrera has played previously professionally in Spain (Unicaja Malaga, Leche Rio Breogan and CB Granada), Uruguay (Hebraica, Union Atletica and Tabare) and Venezuela (Guaiqueries and Trotamundos).
His game is described as: One of the best young guards in Spanish league, with great leadershipo and court vision. He's capable of incredible passes to his teammates and is quickly improving his point production thanks to his great explosivenes. Good timing and court sense allow him to be a good ball stealer and a surprinsingly good rebounder. Has great upside.

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

Guards:
Gustavo Barrera
Juan_Manuel Rivero
Carlos Buendia

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

Center:
Diego Romero

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @NexoAgency)

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Ferrocarril adds Baxley to their roster, ex Bucaneros - by Eurobasket News

Ferrocarril Oeste Capital Federal (LigaA) added to their roster 33-year old American shooting guard Walter Baxley (193-90kg-84, college: Mars Hill). He played last season at Bucaneros in Venezuelan LPB league. Baxley also played that season for Atenas where in 26 LigaA games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.7ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the LigaA Semifinals in 2015. Baxley was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Finnish 1st Division Player of the Year back in 2012.
He is quite experienced player. Baxley's career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in ten different countries. Baxley tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Chile (Puerto Montt), Dominican Rep., Germany (ratiopharm Ulm and Saar Pfalz Braves), Iran, Poland (Gornik), Uruguay (Defensor and Hebraica), Argentina (Quilmes Mar del Plata), Finland (Kauhajoen Karhu and Lapuan_Korikobrat), Dominican Republic (Indios de San Francisco) and ABA (Salem Storm).
Baxley attended Mars Hill College until 2006 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @fhsports10)

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Teramo lands Victorio Gustavo Musso - by Eurobasket News

Basket Teramo 2015 (Serie B) tabbed 33-year old naturalized Argentinian point guard Victorio Gustavo Musso (185-84) from We're Basket Ortona. Musso has played there for the last three years. In 26 Serie B games he averaged 9.7ppg, 4.8rpg, 5.0apg and 1.5spg last season.
He won Italian Serie C Group F championship title in 2015.
Musso has spent his entire career in Italy playing for seven other teams: Chieti, Porto Torres, Ruvo, Montevarchi, Passeri, Sant'Orsola Sassari and Montevarchi.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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San Lorenzo repeat as LigaA champions - by Eurobasket News

San Lorenzo - Regatas C. 94-59

San Lorenzo defended LigaA title. They stormed past Regatas Corrientes at home court to win Finals 4-1. San Lorenzo outrebounded Regatas Corrientes 39-27 including 32 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was international forward Gabriel Deck (199-95) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. Deck was named the Finals MVP. The former international point guard Nicolas Aguirre (188-88) chipped in 14 points and 5 assists. Five San Lorenzo players scored in double figures. American guard Donald Sims (185-87, college: Appalachian St., agency: Pensack Sports) produced 15 points and the former international forward Pablo Espinoza (200-87) added 5 points and 11 rebounds respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
San Lorenzo: G.Deck 18+12reb+5ast, N.Aguirre 14+4reb+5ast, C.Matias Sandes 12+4reb+3ast, M.Calfani 12+6reb+2ast, M.Mata 11+5reb+4ast, J.Meyinsse 11+4reb
Regatas C.: D.Sims 15+2reb+3ast, C.Troutman 10+6reb, S.Vidal 7+2reb+4ast, F.Martina 6+1reb+1ast, J.Arengo 6+1reb+1ast, F.Ramirez 6+4ast
gschID: 550327





Olimpico de La Banda tabs Facundo Giorgi - by Eurobasket News

Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda (LigaA) inked 32-year old power forward Facundo Giorgi (204-105kg-85, college: FIU) from Estudiantes Concordia. In 54 LigaA games he averaged 8.4ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.7apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Giorgi played at Sionista where in 49 LigaA games he had 7.6ppg and 4.1rpg.
He played in the final of Argentinian LigaA in 2013.
Giorgi was a member of Argentinian U20 National Team back in 2003.
He has played previously for five other teams: Weber Bahia, Boca Juniors, Lanus, Union de Sunchales and Obera Tennis Club.
Giorgi attended Florida International University until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.

Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda roster for 2017-2018:

Forwards:
Justin Williams
Facundo Giorgi
Ramon Clemente

Center:
Damian Tintorelli

Coach: Hernan Laginestra

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Quilmes Mar del Plata inks Emiliano Basabe - by Ivan Milenkovic

Quilmes Mar del Plata (LigaA) signed 25-year old swingman Emiliano Basabe (193-92) from Argentino. Basabe has played there for the last four years. In 56 LigaA games he had 9.3ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.1apg and 1.2spg last season.
His team made it to the LigaA Semifinals in 2014.
Basabe represented Argentina at the World Championships U19 in Latvia six years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 8 games: 3.3ppg, 2.1rpg.
Basabe has played previously for two other teams: Alma Juniors and Sarmiento-Casinos Gala Resistencia Chaco.

Quilmes Mar del Plata roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nicolas Ferreyra
Enzo Ruiz
Eric Flor
Bruno Sansimoni

Forwards:
Ricardo Sanchez
Emiliano Basabe

Center:
Omar Canton

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Quimsa signs Dennis Horner - by Ivan Milenkovic

Asociacion Quimsa Santiago del Estero (LigaA) signed 29-year old American forward Dennis Horner (205-104kg-88, college: North Carolina State) from Obras Basket. In 51 LigaA games in Argentina he had very impressive stats: 16.0ppg, 7.8rpg and 1.8apg last season.
In 2011 (a year after he left the college) Horner was drafted by Springfield Armor (D-League) in third round (16th overall).
The former North Carolina State staris in his eighth season in pro basketball.
Horner 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 his team made it to the Argentinian Super 4 Cup final in 2016. Horner was also voted Gatorade All-D-League 3rd Team back in 2012.
He is quite experienced player. Horner has played also professionally in Belgium (VOO Verviers Pepinster), Cyprus (Omonia), Germany (Artland Dragons), NBA (Brooklyn Nets), NBA G League (Northern Arizona Suns) and D-League (Springfield A.).

Asociacion Quimsa Santiago del Estero roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nicolas De_los_Santos
Juan Brussino

Forwards:
Sebastian Vega
Dennis Horner

Centers:
Torin Francis
Roberto Acuna

Coach: Fabio Demti

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Vega is back at Quimsa - by Ivan Milenkovic

Asociacion Quimsa Santiago del Estero (LigaA) agreed terms with 29-year old ex-international small forward Sebastian Vega (200-88). It is actually his comeback to Santiado Estero as he has played here before. Vega played last season at Libertad Sunchales (LigaA). In 45 games he had 11.1ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.1apg and 1.2spg.
The previous (15-16) season Vega played at Quimsa where in 14 LigaA games he recorded 8.4ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.4spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Vega won Argentinian LigaA championship title in 2010 and 2015. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Liga Sudamericana Honorable Mention back in 2010.
Vega was also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. He played for Argentinian Senior National Team between 2008 and 2015 and previously for U19 National Team in 2007.
Vega represented Argentina at the South American Championships in Colombia seven years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 5 games: 4.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.4apg, 1.0spg.
Vega has played previously for three other teams: Penarol, Boca Juniors and C.Entrerriano.

Asociacion Quimsa Santiago del Estero roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nicolas De_los_Santos
Juan Brussino

Forward:
Sebastian Vega

Centers:
Torin Francis
Roberto Acuna

Coach: Fabio Demti

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Argentino lands Guido Mariani - by Eurobasket News

Atletico Argentino Junin (LigaA) tabbed 23-year old swingman Guido Mariani (193-94). He has played for the last two years at Parque Sur (TNA). In 41 games he averaged 12.7ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.9apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Mariani played at Hikkaduwa Milano Wildcats in Italian Serie A2 where in two games he had 12.5ppg, 7.0rpg, 4.5apg and 2.5spg.
He won TNA Center South Regular Season in 2017.
And here thanks to pro basketball Mariani experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Mariani has played previously professionally also in Italy (Latina Basket) and Argentina (Lanus and Atenas MNDZ).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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  AUSTRALIA  


Australian University National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Australian University National Team 2017
#s#
Kyle Adnam
Adnam
Emmett Naar
Naar
Dejan Vasiljevic
Vasiljevic
Matthew Kenyon
Kenyon
Tanner Krebs
Krebs
#e#5
Kyle Adnam 186-G-93 Nelson G. New Zealand
Emmett Naar 185-G-94 St.Mary's, CA USA
Dejan Vasiljevic 190-G-97 Miami, FL USA
Matthew Kenyon 195-G-98 Suncoast PC Australia
Tanner Krebs 198-G-96 St.Mary's, CA USA
Xavier Cooks 203-G/F-95 Winthrop USA
Jack McVeigh 203-F-96 Nebraska USA
Rhys Vague 204-F-96 Stirling S. Australia
Craig Moller 206-F-94 Ballarat M. Australia
Tyrell Harrison F/C SW Metro P. Australia
Duop Reath 208-F-96 LSU USA
Gorjok Gak 211-C/F-96 Florida USA




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  BARBADOS  


Lakers level series - by Eurobasket News

THIS TIME the collapse wasn't costly. Lumber Company Lakers blew yet another big lead, just not the game, having survived their latest meltdown in Thursday's series-levelling 77-72 victory over Orange 3 Pinelands in the Co-operators General Insurance Premier League Basketball Finals at the Barbados Community College. It was the fifth blown lead in as many playoff games this post-season for Lakers, who threw away Game 1 and a 23-point advantage before threatening to do the same in Game 2 after going up 59-42 in the third quarter. They were even up big in the fourth while holding what seemed an unassailable 65-50 cushion.
Courtesy of: nationnews.com



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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


Umana Venezia adds Orelik to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) added to their roster 27-year old Lithuanian international swingman Gediminas Orelik (199-88kg-90). He played last season at Banvit Basketbol Kulubu in Turkish BSL league. In 31 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.5apg. Orelik helped them to win the cup. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League 2nd Team. Orelik also played 19 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 13.7ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.6apg. He contributed to his team making it to the final. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League 2nd Team and Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Orelik played at Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL. In 46 games he had 9.7ppg, 3.7rpg and 2.0apg. He contributed to his team winning the Cup and make to league semifinals. Orelik also played 10 games in Eurocup where he got 11.9ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.3apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Orelik was voted Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Domestic Player of the Year back in 2013.
He has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. Orelik has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team in 2010.
He represented Lithuania at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
Orelik has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Siauliai, Vytautas, Pakruojis and P.Zvaigzdes.
The scouts decsribe him following way: One of best forwards of the Baltic league and Lithuanian league. Excellent shooter and pick n roll player. Great passer. Uses well his body on low post game and Off and Def rebounds. Great passer and game reader. Still young but plays solid on the floor. One of the most talented players to work with.

Umana Reyer Venezia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marquez Haynes
Andrea De_Nicolao
Julyan Stone

Forwards:
Mitchell Watt
Gediminas Orelik
Michael Bramos

Center:
Paul Biligha

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Dejan Kravic (ex Cretan Kings) agreed terms with Brussels - by Eurobasket News

Basic-Fit Brussels (Euromillions League) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old Canadian-Bosnian power forward Dejan Kravic (211-109kg-90, college: Texas Tech). He played most recently at Cretan Kings in Greek A1 league. In 13 games he recorded 9.4ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.0bpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Kravic played at New Heroes Basketball Den Bosch in Dutch Eredivisie where in 34 games he averaged 13.9ppg, 8.7rpg, 1.3apg, 1.1spg and 1.8bpg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game. Kravic also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had very impressive stats: 18.8ppg, 11.2rpg (#4 in the league), 2.0apg and 2.0bpg.
Kravic has played also professionally in Canada (Lions).
He attended Texas Tech University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

Basic-Fit Brussels roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Guy Muya
Domien Loubry
Augustas Peciukevicius
K.T. Harrell
Niels Foerts

Forwards:
Aleksander Lichodzijewski
Osvaldas Matulionis
Jeremy Simmons
Maxime Depuydt

Center:
Dejan Kravic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ventspils ink Julius Jucikas, ex Lietuvos rytas - by Eurobasket News

BK Ventspils (LBL) agreed terms with 28-year old Lithuanian power forward Julius Jucikas (205-104kg-89, agency: Octagon Europe). He played last season at Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL league. In 36 games he had 3.6ppg and 1.6rpg. Jucikas helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Jucikas also played 10 games in Eurocup where he recorded 3.0ppg.
The previous (15-16) season Jucikas played at Dzukija (also in LKL). In 17 games he averaged impressive 15.7ppg and 4.1rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Jucikas was voted Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian NKL Honorable Mention back in 2012 and 2013.
He represented Lithuania at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. Jucikas' team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 8 games: 6.1ppg, 3.4rpg, FGP: 52.8%, FT: 64.7%.
Jucikas has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Siauliai, Silute and Pakruojis.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Umana Venezia keeps Ress for another season - by Eurobasket News

Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) re-signed experienced 37-year old former Italian international power forward Tomas Ress (208-108kg-80, college: Texas A&M). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Ress has played there for the last three seasons. In 41 Serie A games he averaged just 2.0ppg and 1.2rpg last season. Ress helped them to win the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. Ress also played 19 games in Basketball Champions League where he had only 2.5ppg and 1.6rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the Basketball Champions League Final Four.
Among other achievements Ress received Eurobasket.com Italian SerieA All-Domestic Players Team award back in 2014.
He also represented Italy at the Qualifications to European Championships 2011 seven years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 2.6ppg, 2.4rpg.
Ress has spent his entire career in Italy playing for six other teams: Virtus 1934 Bologna, VL Pesaro, Grissin Bon RE, Fortituto Kontatto Bologna, Mens Sana 1871 Siena and Pesaro Loreto.
Ress is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Umana Venezia.
Ress attended Texas A&M University until 2003 and it will be his 15th (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: Tomas has the potential to be a NBA-type player. A kid that size with his perimeter skills, who can shoot the three, there is somewhere he can play and make some money playing this game. His main thing is getting stronger and not wearing down.

Umana Reyer Venezia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marquez Haynes
Andrea De_Nicolao
Julyan Stone

Forwards:
Tomas Ress
Mitchell Watt
Gediminas Orelik
Michael Bramos

Center:
Paul Biligha

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELARUS  


Belarusian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Vlad Mikulskiy
Mikulskiy
Andrey Stavrovskiy
Stavrovskiy
Andrei Rogozenko
Rogozenko
Maksim Liutych
Liutych
Denis Vikentsyeu
Vikentsyeu
#e#5
4Gleb Pogrebickiy 196-F-98 Tsmoki II Belarus
5Vlad Mikulskiy 192-G-98 VeA Latvia
6Valentin Nazarov 185-G-97 BSEU-GrandPrint Belarus
7Maksim Koratcov 171-PG-98 Tsmoki II Belarus
8Andrey Stavrovskiy 185-PG-97 Tsmoki II Belarus
9Anton Zaretski 188-G-98 Tsmoki II Belarus
10Andrei Rogozenko 183-PG-97 Tsmoki II Belarus
11Timofey Porolev 202-F-97 Tsmoki II Belarus
12Maksim Liutych 200-F-97 Tsmoki II Belarus
13Denis Sivatskiy 198-F-98 Tsmoki II Belarus
14Egor Dudov 190-G-98 GOCOR-Sozh Belarus
15Denis Vikentsyeu 203-F/C-98 VeA Latvia

Heorhi Kandrusevich Head Coach Tsmoki II Belarus
Aliaksandr Barysau Assistant



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  BELGIUM  


Belgian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Lander Kuijt
Kuijt
Marius Mwendanga
Mwendanga
Sigfredo Casero-Ortiz
Casero-Ortiz
Tim Lambrecht
Lambrecht
Thibaut Bronchart
Bronchart
#e#5
4Lander Kuijt 195-G/F-98 Giants B Belgium
5Marius Mwendanga 179-PG-98 Kangoeroes Belgium
6Simon Buysse 188-G-97 Mons-Hainaut Belgium
7Killian Van Den Langenbergh 197-F/G-98 Giants B Belgium
8Sigfredo Casero-Ortiz 185-G-97 Spirou B Belgium
9Theo Beaujean 188-G-97 Kangoeroes Belgium
10Clement Goffin 199-PF-97 Spirou B Belgium
11Zaccharie Mortant 191-G/F-98 Mons-Hainaut Belgium
12Tim Lambrecht 206-F/C-98 Oostende Belgium
13Vincent Vanden Berghe 198-F-97 Soba Belgium
14Roby Rogiers 202-C-97 Antwerp Belgium
15Thibaut Bronchart 192-G/F-98 Spirou B Belgium

Roel Moors Head Coach Antwerp Belgium
Thomas Crab Assistant Antwerp Belgium
Jerome Jacquemin Assistant Pepinster B Belgium



Dejan Kravic (ex Cretan Kings) agreed terms with Brussels - by Eurobasket News

Basic-Fit Brussels (Euromillions League) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old Canadian-Bosnian power forward Dejan Kravic (211-109kg-90, college: Texas Tech). He played most recently at Cretan Kings in Greek A1 league. In 13 games he recorded 9.4ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.0bpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Kravic played at New Heroes Basketball Den Bosch in Dutch Eredivisie where in 34 games he averaged 13.9ppg, 8.7rpg, 1.3apg, 1.1spg and 1.8bpg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game. Kravic also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had very impressive stats: 18.8ppg, 11.2rpg (#4 in the league), 2.0apg and 2.0bpg.
Kravic has played also professionally in Canada (Lions).
He attended Texas Tech University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

Basic-Fit Brussels roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Guy Muya
Domien Loubry
Augustas Peciukevicius
K.T. Harrell
Niels Foerts

Forwards:
Aleksander Lichodzijewski
Osvaldas Matulionis
Jeremy Simmons
Maxime Depuydt

Center:
Dejan Kravic

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Antwerp signs Lee just out of college - by Eurobasket News

Port of Antwerp Giants (Euromillions League) agreed terms with 22-year old American point guard Paris Lee (183-84kg-95, agency: Interperformances). He just graduated from Illinois State University (NCAA). Lee has played there for the last four years. In 34 games he had 12.8ppg, 3.6rpg, 5.0apg and 1.8spg last season. Lee helped them to make it to the final and they also made it to the NIT Sweet 16. Quite impressive season as he was voted All-MVC Player of the Year, All-MVC Defensive Player of the Year and named to All-MVC 1st Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

Port of Antwerp Giants roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dennis Donkor
Tyler Kalinoski
Thomas Akyazili
Paris Lee

Forwards:
Dave Dudzinski
Hans Vanwijn

Center:
Ismael Bako

Coach: Roel Moors

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Dejan Kravic (ex Cretan Kings) agreed terms with Brussels - by Eurobasket News

Basic-Fit Brussels (Euromillions League) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old Canadian-Bosnian power forward Dejan Kravic (211-109kg-90, college: Texas Tech). He played most recently at Cretan Kings in Greek A1 league. In 13 games he recorded 9.4ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.0bpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Kravic played at New Heroes Basketball Den Bosch in Dutch Eredivisie where in 34 games he averaged 13.9ppg, 8.7rpg, 1.3apg, 1.1spg and 1.8bpg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game. Kravic also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had very impressive stats: 18.8ppg, 11.2rpg (#4 in the league), 2.0apg and 2.0bpg.
Kravic has played also professionally in Canada (Lions).
He attended Texas Tech University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

Basic-Fit Brussels roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Guy Muya
Domien Loubry
Augustas Peciukevicius
K.T. Harrell
Niels Foerts

Forwards:
Aleksander Lichodzijewski
Osvaldas Matulionis
Jeremy Simmons
Maxime Depuydt

Center:
Dejan Kravic

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Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti signs Muhamed Pasalic - by Eurobasket News

Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti (Liga Nationala) signed 30-year old Bosnian international guard Muhamed Pasalic (192-87, agency: PEPI SPORT). He played last season at CSM CSU Oradea in the Liga Nationala. Pasalic managed to play in three leagues last year. In 36 Liga Nationala games he had 9.2ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.4apg. He helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. Pasalic also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 12.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.5apg. And finally he contributed to 17 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 8.9ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.8apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Pasalic's team won Romanian Cup in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com Bosnia and Herzegovina League All-Domestic Players Team back in 2011.
Pasalic has been also a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina international program for some years. He has regularly played for Bosnia and Herzegovina senior team since 2011 and previously for U18 National Team in 2005.
Pasalic also represented Bosnia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 1.0ppg.
Pasalic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in France (Chalons Reims), Greece (Aris and Kavala) and Bosnia (Bosna-Royal and Vogosca).

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Drudi is back at Osasco Basquete - by Paulo Freire




Osasco Basquete tabs Leonardo De Souza - by Paulo Freire

Osasco Basquete (Paulista) inked 21-year old power forward Leonardo De Souza (206-96). He played most recently at Flamengo in the NBB. NBB was a little too high level for him, where in 10 games he averaged just 0.7ppg last season. Paulista will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
De Souza won National League Regular Season in 2017.
He has played previously for Pinheiros.

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Unicaja lands Marcelinho Huertas - by Eurobasket News

Unicaja Malaga (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old Brazilian international point guard Marcelinho Huertas (191-82kg-83). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport. Huertas has played for the last two years at LA Lakers in the NBA. In 23 games he averaged just 2.7ppg, 1.0rpg and 2.3apg last season.
Among other achievements Huertas played in the final of Spanish Liga Endesa in 2015. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Honorable Mention award in 2014 and 2015.
Huertas represented Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 10.4ppg, 3.0rpg, Assists-3 (6.6apg), FGP: 43.8%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 88.2%.
And here thanks to pro basketball Huertas experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Huertas has played previously professionally in Italy (Benetton Treviso and Fortituto Kontatto Bologna), Spain (Joventut, FC Barcelona, Baskonia and RETAbet Bilbao Basket) and Brazil (Pinheiros and Paulistano).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: One of the most scouted young Brazilians, thanks to his quick play and his great court vision; a very promising point guard, with the explosiveness and the fast decision making of a young Steve Nash; also a great offensive player, he needs only to improve his quarterbacking skills when the pace is slower, and to improve in defense;
Positives: Underrated point guard who knows how to read a game, how to make teammates play. Game is very reminiscent if Steve Nash. He is a true PG, and will not need to be adapted, like Leandro Barbosa, who was a SG in Brazil. Huertas is a great outside shooter with three point range. Very good dribbling skills, he can really handle the ball. Great passer with good court vision.
Negatives: Doesn't have a good defensive game. Not a good defender even in the Brazilian league. Needs to learn how to stay in front of his man, he gets beat off the dribble very easily. Won't be able to guard the quicker more talented point guards of the NBA. A decent but not great athlete. Needs to gain experience as a point guard and make better decisions
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Unicaja Malaga roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marcelinho Huertas
Dragan Milosavljevic
Nemanja Nedovic
Sasu Salin
Alberto Diaz

Forwards:
Carlos Suarez
Jeffrey Brooks
Daniel Diez

Center:
Giorgi Shermadini

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Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti tabs Pavel Marinov - by Eurobasket News

Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti (Liga Nationala) inked 29-year old Bulgarian international small forward Pavel Marinov (199-88). He played most recently at Lille Metropole Basket in French ProB. In 9 games he averaged impressive 15.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.1apg and 1.2spg last season. Marinov also played that season for BCM U Pitesti where in 34 Liga Nationala games he had 14.5ppg, 4.4rpg and 4.0apg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements he won Bulgarian League championship title for two years in a row (2012 and 2013). Marinov received also Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2009 and 2014.
He has been also a member of Bulgarian international program for some years. Marinov has regularly played for Bulgarian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team in 2008.
He represented Bulgaria at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 3 games: 6.3ppg, 2.0rpg, FGP: 70.0%, 3PT: 25.0%.
Marinov has played previously professionally in Romania (CS Dinamo Bucuresti) and Bulgaria (Yambol, Balkan, Lukoil Academic Sofia and Tiger Yambol).

Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marius Runkauskas
Muhamed Pasalic

Forward:
Pavel Marinov

Center:
Dragan Zekovic

Coach: Jukka Toijala

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Prat lands Alex Campbell, ex St.John R. - by Eurobasket News

CB Prat Juventud (LEB Gold) tabbed 24-year old Canadian guard Alex Campbell (188-91kg-93, college: Windsor). He played most recently at Saint John Riptide in Canadian NBL. In 9 NBL Canada games he averaged 6.4ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.1apg last season. Campbell helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in NBL Canada Atlantic Division. He also played that season for Windsor Express in Canadian NBL Canada where in 8 games he had just 2.8ppg.
Among other achievements Campbell's team won OUA West Division Regular Season for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
He graduated from University of Windsor in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

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Gilas Pilipinas comes out sloppy, falls to Canada in Jones Cup opener - by Eurobasket News

Gilas Pilipinas played a generally sloppy game and they paid for it with a 90-77 loss to Canada to open their 2017 William Jones Cup campaign on Saturday, July 15 in Taipei, Taiwan. The Philippines struggled with execution early on and quickly succumbed to turnover after turnover amid a frantic pace that seemed to favor Canada. Gilas stayed with their opponents early on before Canada blew the game open in the second half. Gilas ultimately gave up 22 turnovers as coach Chot Reyes searched for the right combination that would work. "We won't even beat an inter-barangay team playing like that," Reyes said during one huddle, according to the broadcast. The Canadians, represented by 3D Global Sports, weren't particularly better off with 23 turnovers themselves. Kiefer Isaac Ravena (181-G/F-93) and Ray Parks led the scoring with 12 and 11 points, respectively. Ravena had 5 boards, 3 dimes, and 3 steals off the bench, while Parks added 5 rebounds, two assists, and 3 steals. Carl Bryan Cruz (193-PF-91) added 10 markers, while Matthew Wright (193-G-91, college: St.Bonaventure) sparked some life into the Filipinos when he heated up early in the fourth with a couple of 3-pointers to finish with 9 points. Gilas was a miserable 7-of-22 from beyond the arc and registered only 9 assists. There was a brief skirmish between Fil-German Christian Standhardinger (206-F-89, college: Hawaii) and Michale Kyser (208-F-91, college: Louisiana Tech) when they got in each other's faces during the third quarter. Both were assessed technical fouls. Garrett Williamson (196-G-88, college: St.Joseph's) led Canada with 15 points. Joey Haywood (185-PG-84, college: St.Mary's), Diego Kapelan (190-G-87, college: McNeese St.), and Kyser all had 12 points each. Gilas next plays Chinese Taipei A on Sunday, July 16 at 7 pm.
Courtesy of: rappler.com



Aubenas ink Justin Moss, ex Orangeville A's - by Eurobasket News

Aubenas US (NM1) agreed terms with 24-year old American forward Justin Moss (201-109kg-93, college: Buffalo). He played last season at Orangeville A's in Canadian NBL. In 25 NBL Canada games he had very impressive stats: 18.4ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.6apg and 1.4spg.
The previous (2016) summer Moss was tested by Caballos in Panamanian LPB where in 5 games he recorded 14.2ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.2apg in 2016 season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his college team won MAC Tournament in 2015. Moss was also voted USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Honorable Mention in 2016.
He graduated from University of Buffalo in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Libcentro Pro Round 12: Puente Alto defeats Arturo Prat in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

An interesting game for Puente Alto (8-4) which hosted in Puente Alto one of their biggest challengers Arturo Prat (6-6). Third ranked Puente Alto had an easy win 84-58. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Arturo Prat. Puente Alto dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Arturo Prat's 26. It was a good game for the former international forward Antonio Pinedo (195-94) who led his team to a victory with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Swingman Diego Valenzuela (185-94) contributed with 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Guard Paulo Andrade (174-93) replied with 20 points (went 11 for 11 at the free throw line !!!) for Arturo Prat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Puente Alto maintains third position with 8-4 record having just two points less than leader Sportiva Italiana. Arturo Prat at the other side keeps the fourth place with six games lost. Puente Alto are looking forward to face Aleman (#7) in Puerto Varas in the next round. Arturo Prat will play at home against Sergio Ceppi and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Libcentro Pro top team - Sportiva Italiana (10-2) added another victory to their record. This time they beat fifth ranked Brisas (4-8) in Valparaiso 63-56. Worth to mention a quality performance of Francoise Diaz (-87) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 5 rebounds and Matias Lubiano who added 7 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was Emiliano Marquez (-96) with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 17 rebounds and 6 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Sportiva Italiana maintains first position with 10-2 record, which they share with Liceo Curico. Brisas lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with eight games lost. They share the position with Aleman. Sportiva Italiana will play against league's second-placed Liceo Curico on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Brisas' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Santiago Stadio Italiano.
The game in Santiago supposed to be also quite interesting. 6th ranked Aleman (4-8) played at the court of seventh ranked Stadio Italiano (5-7). Stadio Italiano smashed Aleman 72-51 on Saturday. The winners were led by N Alba who scored that evening 21 points and 8 rebounds. Even 17 points and 5 rebounds by Rodolfo Caceres did not help to save the game for Aleman. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Stadio Italiano moved-up to fifth place. Aleman lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with eight games lost. They share it with Brisas. Stadio Italiano's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Santiago to the arena Brisas.
The game in Santiago supposed to be also worth to mention about. Second ranked Liceo Curico (10-2) played at the court of 8th ranked Sergio Ceppi (1-11). Liceo Curico smashed Sergio Ceppi 104-76. The best player for the winners was Marcelo Perez who scored 31 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Liceo Curico have an impressive six-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Sportiva Italiana. Sergio Ceppi at the other side stay at the bottom place with 11 games lost. Liceo Curico's next round opponent will be league's leader Sportiva Italiana in Valparaiso and it will be for sure the game of the week. Sergio Ceppi will play on the road against Arturo Prat (#4) in San Felipe and hope to win that game.

Puente Alto - Arturo Prat 84-58

An interesting game for Puente Alto (8-4) which hosted in Puente Alto one of their biggest challengers Arturo Prat (6-6). Third ranked Puente Alto had an easy win 84-58. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Arturo Prat. Puente Alto dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Arturo Prat's 26. It was a good game for the former international forward Antonio Pinedo (195-94) who led his team to a victory with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Swingman Diego Valenzuela (185-94) contributed with 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Guard Paulo Andrade (174-93) replied with 20 points (went 11 for 11 at the free throw line !!!) and Boris Guerra (-87) added 11 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Arturo Prat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Puente Alto maintains third position with 8-4 record having just two points less than leader Sportiva Italiana. Arturo Prat at the other side keeps the fourth place with six games lost. Puente Alto are looking forward to face Aleman (#7) in Puerto Varas in the next round. Arturo Prat will play at home against Sergio Ceppi and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Arturo Prat: P.Andrade 20+3reb+2ast, B.Guerra 11+8reb+1ast, M.Santander 8+9reb, F.Ortega 6+1reb, C.Jorquera 4+4reb, R.Rojas 4+1reb+1ast
Puente Alto: D.Valenzuela 19+7reb+2ast, A.Pinedo 18+8reb+6ast, F.Pena 12+3reb+3ast, S.Silva 9, L.Cifuentes 8+9reb+1ast, M.Riveros 7+2reb+2ast
gschID: 544584


Stadio Italiano - Aleman 72-51

The game in Santiago supposed to be also quite interesting. 6th ranked Aleman (4-8) played at the court of seventh ranked Stadio Italiano (5-7). Stadio Italiano smashed Aleman 72-51 on Saturday. Stadio Italiano forced 23 Aleman turnovers. The winners were led by N Alba who scored that evening 21 points and 8 rebounds and Piero Simonetti (-93) supported him with 13 points and 8 rebounds. Four Stadio Italiano players scored in double figures. Even 17 points and 5 rebounds by forward Rodolfo Caceres (188-81) did not help to save the game for Aleman. The former international forward Patrick Montecinos (202-94) added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Stadio Italiano moved-up to fifth place. Aleman lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with eight games lost. They share it with Brisas. Stadio Italiano's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Santiago to the arena Brisas.
Top scorers:
Aleman: R.Caceres 17+5reb+2ast, P.Montecinos 10+10reb+1ast, S.Leefhelm 8+3reb+1ast, M.Villagran 7+5reb+2ast, F.Garrido 4+12reb, A.Nunez 3+1reb
Stadio Italiano: N.Alba 21+8reb+3ast, P.Simonetti 13+8reb+2ast, J.Martin Cardenas 10+5reb+5ast, J.Ulloa 10+4reb+2ast, S.Alvarez 6+8reb+1ast, M.Avello 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 544585


Sergio Ceppi - Liceo Curico 76-104

The game in Santiago supposed to be also worth to mention about. Second ranked Liceo Curico (10-2) played at the court of 8th ranked Sergio Ceppi (1-11). Liceo Curico smashed Sergio Ceppi 104-76. Liceo Curico dominated down low during the game scoring 78 of its points in the paint compared to Sergio Ceppi's 44. Liceo Curico forced 21 Sergio Ceppi turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. The best player for the winners was guard Marcelo Perez (193-99) who scored 31 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Center Sergio Chialva chipped in a double-double by scoring 21 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Four Liceo Curico players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Angelo Olivares (185-82) who recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists and Felipe Latorre (-93) added 20 points and 6 assists respectively. Liceo Curico have an impressive six-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Sportiva Italiana. Sergio Ceppi at the other side stay at the bottom place with 11 games lost. Liceo Curico's next round opponent will be league's leader Sportiva Italiana in Valparaiso and it will be for sure the game of the week. Sergio Ceppi will play on the road against Arturo Prat (#4) in San Felipe and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Sergio Ceppi: F.Latorre 20+4reb+6ast, A.Olivares 19+14reb+6ast, E.Donoso 13+4reb+1ast, J.Parra 9+7reb+1ast, R.Gatica 7+2reb+1ast, C.Silva 4+1reb+1ast
Liceo Curico: M.Perez 31+7reb+6ast, M.Rebolledo 24+6reb+4ast, S.Chialva 21+11reb+6ast, S.Munoz 14+6reb+2ast, M.Zerene 9+7reb+3ast, J.Cofre 3+1reb
gschID: 544586


Sportiva Italiana - Brisas 63-56

Libcentro Pro top team - Sportiva Italiana (10-2) added another victory to their record. This time they beat fifth ranked Brisas (4-8) in Valparaiso 63-56. Worth to mention a quality performance of Francoise Diaz (-87) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 5 rebounds and Matias Lubiano (-99) who added 7 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was Emiliano Marquez (-96) with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 17 rebounds and 6 assists and guard Felipe Oyarzun (187-89) scored 11 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Sportiva Italiana maintains first position with 10-2 record, which they share with Liceo Curico. Brisas lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with eight games lost. They share the position with Aleman. Sportiva Italiana will play against league's second-placed Liceo Curico on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Brisas' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Santiago Stadio Italiano.
Top scorers:
Brisas: E.Marquez 20+17reb+6ast, F.Oyarzun 11+6reb+3ast, A.Jara 9+1reb+1ast, F.Gutierrez 8+7reb+1ast, S.Fuentes 4+3reb+1ast, I.Riquelme 2+1reb
Sportiva Italiana: F.Diaz 23+5reb+1ast, M.Lubiano 7+7reb+3ast, C.Rios 6+1reb, C.Bustamante 6+6reb+1ast, R.Cotroneo 6+4reb, B.Toledo 3+4reb+3ast
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Michael Holyfield claims Chinese NBL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Michael Holyfield (211-C-92) had a great game in the last round for Beijing and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com NBL Player of the Week award for round 9.
The 25-year old center had a double-double of 53 points and twenty eight rebounds, while his team beat Anhui (#7, 5-4) 122-107. Beijing is placed at 10th position in Chinese NBL. Beijing is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 4-5 record. Holyfield has many years of experience at Beijing, through which he has constantly improved. Sam Houston State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Holyfield leads league in rebounds with 23.9rpg. Holyfield is in league's top in and averages solid 2.1bpg and 66.9% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old American forward LaQuinton Ross (203-F-92) of Fujian. Ross impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 38 points and 24 rebounds. It was enough for Fujian to edge the lower-ranked Hebei X. (#12, 3-6) in overtime by 6 points 126-120. This victory allowed Fujian to move up to 4th position in the standings. His team's 6-3 record is not bad at all. Ross is one of the most experienced players at Fujian and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was American Russ Smith (183-PG-91) of Luoyang (#9). Smith got into 30-points club by scoring 52 points in the last round. He went also for ten rebounds and eight assists. He was a key player of Luoyang, leading his team to a 114-109 win against slightly lower-ranked Lhasa (#11, 4-5). Luoyang needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 5 victories and 4 lost games. Smith has a great season in China. After only 9 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 58.7ppg (best scorer). He also has 4.0spg and FGP: 56.3%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Brandon Costner (206-F-87) of Hebei X. - 47 points, 19 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Shannon Shorter (193-G-89) of Hebei X. - 29 points, 18 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Kevin Murphy (196-G-90) of Guangxi - 44 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists
7. James Mays (206-F/C-86) of Guizhou - 41 points and 16 rebounds
8. Ater Majok (208-C-87) of Luoyang - 18 points, 18 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Mouloukou Souleyman Diabate (181-PG-87) of Fujian - 32 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Jonathan Gibson (188-PG-87) of Anhui - 44 points, 3 rebounds and 5 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)



Gaziantep to land Mark Lyons - by Eurobasket News

Gaziantep Basketbol (BSL) will add to their roster 28-year old American point guard Mark Lyons (185-89, college: Arizona, agency: Higher Vision Sports) who plays at Guizhou in China. Lyons managed to play in four leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 9 NBL games he recorded very impressive stats: 31.1ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.6apg and 2.4spg.
The most of last season he spent at Hapoel Tel Aviv (Winner League) in Israel where in 21 games he averaged remarkable 20.1ppg, 2.3rpg, 4.8apg and 1.2spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. Lyons also played that season for Usak Sportlif. In 9 BSL games he had 14.8ppg, 2.2rpg, 6.9apg and 1.4spg. He also played 9 games in Basketball Champions League where he got high stats: 17.2ppg, 2.4rpg and 5.6apg.
Lyons has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
He is quite experienced player. Lyons has played also professionally in Belgium (Spirou Charleroi), Croatia (KK_Zadar), France (Chorale de Roanne) and Israel (Maccabi Rishon and Ironi Nahariya).
He attended University of Arizona until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Gaziantep Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Erolcan Cinko
Can_Ugur Ogut
Cameron Clark

Forwards:
D.J. White
Orhan Haciyeva

Coach: Stefanos Dedas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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NBL Round 9: Guizhou loses to Henan - by Eurobasket News

The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with change at the leadership position, extra overtimes and favorites losing the games.

The biggest surprise took place in Henan where host Henan (7-2) beat league's leader Guizhou (6-3) 110-104 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Guizhou. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Guizhou trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 33-28 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 104-110 at the end of the game. Henan had a 40-23 advantage in offensive rebounds. 27 personal fouls committed by Guizhou helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American-Nigerian center Chris Otule (211-90, college: Marquette) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points, 22 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) chipped in 27 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Central African-American power forward James Mays (206-86, college: Clemson) who recorded a double-double by scoring 41 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds. Guizhou's coach Guodong Zhang rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Henan have a solid series of four victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Guizhou at the other side dropped to the second place with three games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. They were replaced at the leadership position by Henan. Guizhou will play next round against Luoyang trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Henan will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Fujian in Fuzhou.
Another exciting game was between fifth ranked Hunan and 4th placed Guangxi where Hunan (6-3) beat Guangxi (5-4) on the road 108-95. It was a key game for the second position in the league. It was a good game for American-Jordanian Dar Tucker (193-88, college: De Paul) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 14 rebounds. Arinze Onuaku contributed with 20 points, 16 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks for the winners. American guard Kevin Murphy (196-90, college: Tenn Tech) answered with a double-double by scoring 44 points (!!!) and 13 rebounds for Guangxi. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hunan moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Guangxi at the other side dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Hunan will play against Lhasa (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Guangxi will play against Beijing (#10) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Dongbu (0-9) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 85-74 loss to ninth ranked Chongqing (5-4) in Nanjin on Friday evening. Yuanbo Zhu stepped up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 17 rebounds for the winners. The best for the losing side was Tujun Shen with 18 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Chongqing have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Dongbu still closes the standings with nine games lost. Chongqing will meet Anhui (#7) on the road in the next round. Dongbu will play against the league's second-placed Shaanxi W. (#2) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Hebei X. (#12) forced the game against Fujian (#6) into an overtime, but lost by six points 120-126. The game took place in Hebei. But the guests from Fuzhou were better at the end. LaQuinton Ross nailed a double-double by scoring 38 points (!!!), 24 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Fujian (6-3) moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Hebei X. at the other side keeps the twelfth position with six games lost. Fujian's next round opponent will be league's leader Henan at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. Hebei X. will play against Jiangsu L. (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Beijing, where higher ranked Anhui (5-4) lost to eleventh ranked Beijing (4-5) in a road game 107-122 on Friday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Anhui. The best player for the winners was Michael Holyfield who had a double-double by scoring 53 points (!!!), 28 rebounds and 5 blocks (on 22-of-26 shooting from the field). Beijing's coach ShuMin Gao used a ten-player rotation saving starting five for next games. Beijing moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Lhasa. Loser Anhui dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Beijing will face higher ranked Guangxi (#8) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.

In the last two games of round 9 Lhasa was defeated by Luoyang in a road game 114-109. Shaanxi W. smashed Jiangsu L. at home 114-92.

Dongbu - Chongqing 74-85

Bottom-ranked Dongbu (0-9) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 85-74 loss to ninth ranked Chongqing (5-4) in Nanjin on Friday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Chongqing. Dongbu managed to win fourth quarter 26-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Dongbu 47-31 including a 38-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Yuanbo Zhu stepped up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 17 rebounds for the winners and Ukrainian center Vladyslav Koreniuk (210-94, agency: Octagon Europe) chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). The best for the losing side was point guard Tujun Shen (185-92) with 18 points and forward QinShuo Deng (205-92) scored 11 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Chongqing have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Dongbu still closes the standings with nine games lost. Chongqing will meet Anhui (#7) on the road in the next round. Dongbu will play against the league's second-placed Shaanxi W. (#2) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Chongqing: Z.Yuanbo 22+17reb+3ast, K.Vladyslav 16+9reb, L.Yao 13+4reb+3ast, L.Zongyuan 10+1ast, W.Yang 9+3ast, L.Jiayuan 4+2reb+3ast
Dongbu: S.Tujun 18+3reb+1ast, D.QinShuo 11+2reb+3ast, J.Yi 10+4reb+2ast, S.Boyin 9+4reb, W.Chen 9+4reb+1ast, Z.MengLong 8+2reb
gschID: 548508


Luoyang - Lhasa 114-109

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both tenth ranked Luoyang and 8th ranked Lhasa had identical 4-4 record. This time Luoyang used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Lhasa 114-109 on Friday night. Lhasa trailed by 19 points after 3 quarters before a 38-24 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 109-114 at the end of the game. They outrebounded Lhasa 56-44 including 20 on the offensive glass. Luoyang looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Lhasa's players. Lhasa was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American point guard Russ Smith (183-91, college: Louisville) who had a double-double by scoring 52 points (!!!), 10 rebounds and 8 assists. South Sudanese-Lebanese center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points, 18 rebounds and 5 blocks. At the other side the best for losing team was American Dominique Johnson (192-87, college: Azusa Pacific, agency: Higher Vision Sports) who recorded 36 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds and the other American import center Jonathan Kreft (213-86, college: Florida St.) added 21 points and 20 rebounds respectively. Four Luoyang and five Lhasa players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Luoyang (5-4) moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Lhasa lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with five games lost. Luoyang will face higher ranked Guizhou (#3) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lhasa will play against Hunan (#5) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Luoyang: S.Russ 52+10reb+8ast, M.Ater 18+18reb+2ast, Q.Wenhan 15+7reb+10ast, Z.Ye 11+3reb, G.Han 4+2ast, S.Jianguo 4+2reb+1ast
Lhasa: J.Dominique 36+6reb+2ast, K.Jonathan 21+20reb, Z.Zhennan 12+4reb+2ast, Y.Zhiyong 11+1reb+1ast, D.ZhiMing 11+1ast, C.Jinlong 4+3reb
gschID: 548507


Guangxi - Hunan 95-108

Another exciting game was between fifth ranked Hunan and 4th placed Guangxi where Hunan (6-3) beat Guangxi (5-4) on the road 108-95. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Hunan. Guangxi was better in fourth quarter 36-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Guangxi's 32. It was a good game for American-Jordanian Dar Tucker (193-88, college: De Paul) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 14 rebounds. American power forward Arinze Onuaku (206-87, college: Syracuse) contributed with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 16 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks for the winners. American guard Kevin Murphy (196-90, college: Tenn Tech) answered with a double-double by scoring 44 points (!!!) and 13 rebounds and the other American import center Isaiah Austin (216-93, college: Baylor) added 18 points, 8 rebounds and 9 blocks in the effort for Guangxi. 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. Hunan moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Guangxi at the other side dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Hunan will play against Lhasa (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Guangxi will play against Beijing (#10) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Hunan: T.Dar 27+14reb+2ast, Z.Wei 23+9reb+3ast, O.Arinze 20+16reb+5ast, Z.ChaoLong 14+4reb+1ast, P.Jiaxin 8+1reb+1ast, Z.Yaosheng 8+2reb
Guangxi: M.Kevin 44+13reb+3ast, A.Isaiah 18+8reb+2ast, J.Le 12+8reb+3ast, L.Jiawei 11, Y.Kai 5+4reb+1ast, C.Keliang 3+4reb+1ast
gschID: 548506


Henan - Guizhou 110-104

The biggest surprise took place in Henan where host Henan (7-2) beat league's leader Guizhou (6-3) 110-104 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Guizhou. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Guizhou trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 33-28 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 104-110 at the end of the game. Henan had a 40-23 advantage in offensive rebounds. 27 personal fouls committed by Guizhou helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American-Nigerian center Chris Otule (211-90, college: Marquette) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points, 22 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) chipped in 27 points and 9 rebounds. Four Henan players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Central African-American power forward James Mays (206-86, college: Clemson) who recorded a double-double by scoring 41 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds and American point guard Mark Lyons (185-89, college: Arizona, agency: Higher Vision Sports) added 35 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 7 assists respectively. Guizhou's coach Guodong Zhang rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Henan have a solid series of four victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Guizhou at the other side dropped to the second place with three games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. They were replaced at the leadership position by Henan. Guizhou will play next round against Luoyang trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Henan will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Fujian in Fuzhou.
Top scorers:
Henan: A.Josh-Emmanuel 27+9reb+1ast, W.Longfei 27+6reb, O.Chris 20+22reb+1ast, J.Yuxing 11+2reb+4ast, C.Yuhan 9+4reb+1ast, L.PengPeng 8+1reb+1ast
Guizhou: M.James 41+16reb+1ast, L.Mark 35+6reb+7ast, L.MingHao 9+7reb+1ast, S.Haijiang 8+4reb, L.Xu 6+4reb+1ast, Z.Bo 3+1reb
gschID: 548505


Hebei X. - Fujian 120-126 OT

Hebei X. (#12) forced the game against Fujian (#6) into an overtime, but lost by six points 120-126. The game took place in Hebei. But the guests from Fuzhou were better at the end. The guests were ahead by 4 points but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 32-31 run, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 20-14. Fujian made 28-of-32 charity shots (87.5 percent) during the game. 29 personal fouls committed by Hebei X. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward LaQuinton Ross (203-92, college: Ohio St.) nailed a double-double by scoring 38 points (!!!), 24 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side and Ivorian-French point guard Mouloukou-Souleyman Diabate (181-87) accounted for 32 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. American forward Brandon Costner (206-87, college: N.Carolina St.) came up with a double-double by scoring 47 points (!!!) and 19 rebounds and the other American import guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) added 29 points, 18 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks respectively for Hebei X. in the defeat. Five Fujian and four Hebei X. players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Fujian (6-3) moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Hebei X. at the other side keeps the twelfth position with six games lost. Fujian's next round opponent will be league's leader Henan at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. Hebei X. will play against Jiangsu L. (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Fujian: R.LaQuinton 38+24reb+6ast, D.Mouloukou Souleyman 32+8reb+7ast, Y.Wenbo 17+1reb+4ast, H.Yan 14+4reb, L.Ming-Yu 13+5reb, Z.Shu 6+4reb
Hebei X.: C.Brandon 47+19reb+3ast, S.Shannon 29+18reb+5ast, L.Yannan 15+4reb, S.Xuepeng 15+3reb+2ast, G.Yao 9+2reb+4ast, Y.Heng 4+4reb
gschID: 548504


Shaanxi W. - Jiangsu L. 114-92

No shocking result in a game in Xian where third ranked Shaanxi W. (6-3) smashed 13th ranked Jiangsu L. (1-8) 114-92 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Shaanxi W.. Jiangsu L. was better in fourth quarter 24-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Shaanxi W. forced 24 Jiangsu L. turnovers. The best player for the winners was American guard Von Wafer (196-85, college: Florida St.) who scored 32 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) chipped in a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds. Five Shaanxi W. players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Palestinian forward Michael Nunnally (203-86, college: Pacific) who recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points and 14 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field) and forward MingYang Gao (196-88) added 23 points respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Shaanxi W. moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Jiangsu L. lost third consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with eight games lost. Shaanxi W. will face bottom-ranked Dongbu (#14) in Nanjin in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Jiangsu L. will play on the road against Hebei X. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Shaanxi W.: W.Von 32+6reb+4ast, G.Charles 27+11reb+1ast, J.JunQi 11+2reb, L.XiaoPeng 11+3reb+2ast, G.Yan 10+4reb+1ast, M.Daqiang 9+1reb
Jiangsu L.: N.Michael 23+14reb, G.MingYang 23+3reb+3ast, W.Peng 20+4reb, X.Shiwei 9+3reb, W.Xing Chen 9+4reb+4ast, G.Wei 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 548503


Beijing - Anhui 122-107

We should mention about the upset which took place in Beijing, where higher ranked Anhui (5-4) lost to eleventh ranked Beijing (4-5) in a road game 107-122 on Friday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Anhui. The hosts trailed by 12 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 15 points. Beijing dominated down low during the game scoring 88 of its points in the paint compared to Anhui's 58 and made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Anhui 50-23 including a 33-10 advantage in defensive rebounds. Beijing looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American center Michael Holyfield (211-92, college: Sam Houston St.) who had a double-double by scoring 53 points (!!!), 28 rebounds and 5 blocks (on 22-of-26 shooting from the field). Wei Zheng chipped in 35 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds. Beijing's coach ShuMin Gao used a ten-player rotation saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Jonathan Gibson (188-87, college: N.Mexico St.) who recorded 44 points (!!!), 5 assists and 5 steals and guard Yong Zhang (198-88) added 15 points respectively. Four Anhui players scored in double figures. Beijing moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Lhasa. Loser Anhui dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Beijing will face higher ranked Guangxi (#8) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Beijing: H.Michael 53+28reb+1ast, Z.Wei 35+7reb+3ast, W.Marquis 10+6reb+9ast, Z.JunXiong 8+2reb+2ast, C.Zexu 6+2ast, L.Yunan 4+1reb
Anhui: G.Jonathan 44+3reb+5ast, Z.Yong 15+4reb+2ast, L.Jian 12+6reb+2ast, S.Kun 10+1reb, G.Shunjie 9+2ast, C.Shouwei 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 548502





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  COLOMBIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Brandon GIVENS
  Piratas
  (198-G-87)
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Givens, Piratas23.4 
 2. Crawford, Aguilas22.5 
 3. Ortiz, Fast Break22.1 
 4. Smith, Sabios20.8 
 5. Coombs, Sabios18.8 
 6. Roberson, Condores18.3 
 7. McCoy, Condores16.4 
 8. Carraway, Cimar.15.8 
 9. Almanza, Condores15.6 
 10. Bivins, Aguilas14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 John HERNANDEZ
  Cimar.
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Hernandez, Cimar.10.8 
 2. Romero, Piratas10.3 
 3. Almanza, Condores10.1 
 4. Perez, Academia9.8 
 5. Sandidge, Aguilas9.5 
 6. Romero, Piratas8.5 
 7. Julio, Fast Break8.0 
 8. Coombs, Sabios7.4 
 9. Quinones, Academia7.3 
 10. Asprilla, Caciques7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Tyler MURRAY
  Academia
  (195-PG-90)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Murray, Academia5.9 
 2. McCoy, Condores5.4 
 3. Velandia, Aguilas5.2 
 4. Smith, Sabios5.0 
 5. Granados, Academia4.8 
 6. Coombs, Sabios4.4 
 7. Moreno, Cimarrones4.4 
 8. Caicedo, Cimar.4.4 
 9. Diaz, Condores3.5 
 10. Crawford, Aguilas3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Antonio BIVINS
  Aguilas
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Bivins, Aguilas2.7 
 2. Diaz, Condores2.3 
 3. Moreno, Cimarrones2.0 
 4. Ortiz, Fast Break1.9 
 5. Carraway, Cimar.1.8 
 6. Renteria, Cimar.1.7 
 7. McCoy, Condores1.6 
 8. Crawford, Aguilas1.5 
 9. Murray, Academia1.4 
 10. Velandia, Aguilas1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Divier PEREZ
  Academia
  (201-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Perez, Academia1.6 
 2. Jones, Sabios1.4 
 3. Sandidge, Aguilas1.3 
 4. Crawford, Aguilas1.1 
 5. Quinones, Academia1.1 
 6. Hinestroza-J., Fast B.1.0 
 7. Givens, Piratas0.9 
 8. Hernandez, Cimar.0.9 
 9. Velez, Sabios0.8 
 10. Asprilla, Caciques0.6 


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

23-year old power forward Jose Rodriguez (197-PF-94) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Cimarrones and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 23.
He had a double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds, while his team crushed Aguilas (#8, 5-19) with 24-point margin 83-59. Cimarrones maintains the 3rd position in Colombian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Cimarrones will need more victories to improve their 13-7 record. In the team's last game Rodriguez had a remarkable 64.7% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Cimarrones, through which he has constantly improved. Jose Rodriguez averages just after three games 21.3ppg and 10.3rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Amir Carraway (198-G/F-91). He is American swingman in his first season at Cimarrones. In the last game Carraway recorded impressive 27 points and 3 rebounds. Of course together with Rodriguez he helped Cimarrones with another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Aguilas (#8, 5-19) 83-59. Cimarrones' 3rd position in the standings has not changed. His team's 13-7 record is not bad at all. Carraway is one of the most experienced players at Cimarrones and similarly like Jose Rodriguez has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.8ppg (#9). He also registered 5.9 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Beyckar Aguaslimpias (204-F/C-88) of league's second-best Academia. Aguaslimpias showcased his all-around game by recording 12 points, eight rebounds and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Academia, leading his team to a 117-77 easy win against the lower-ranked Piratas (#6, 9-15). Academia needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 15 victories and 9 lost games. Aguaslimpias has a very solid season. In 15 games in Colombia he scored 11.1ppg. He also has 7.1rpg and FGP: 63.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Brandon Givens (198-G-87) of Piratas - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Tyler Murray (195-PG-90) of Academia - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Karl Moore (203-PF-87) of Aguilas - 23 points and 9 rebounds
7. Simon Granados (182-PG-93) of Academia - 23 points, 2 rebounds and 8 assists
8. Neicer Lozano) of Piratas - 19 points and 4 rebounds
9. Divier Perez (201-F/C-89) of Academia - 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Robert Crawford (201-G/F-90) of Aguilas - 22 points and 3 rebounds

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



PBD Round 23: Academia rolls over Piratas by 40 points - by Eurobasket News

The games at this stage are more interesting as they can be crucial for the final standings in Regular Season. Despite we already know who is stronger and who is weaker, there may be still last minute surprises and upsets. Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

The game between second ranked Academia (14-9) and 5th ranked Piratas (9-14) in Montana on Friday ended with biggest points difference. Academia outscored guests from Bogota 117-77. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Piratas. The game without a history. Academia led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Piratas' 44. Academia forced 21 Piratas turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 36 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Piratas' players. The former international point guard Simon Granados (182-93) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 8 assists. Canadian point guard Tyler Murray (195-90, college: Wagner) contributed with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. American guard Brandon Givens (198-87, college: NC-Wesleyan) answered with 18 points and 7 rebounds for Piratas. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion maintains second place with 14-9 record having two points less than leader Fast Break. Piratas at the other side dropped to the sixth position with 14 games lost. Academia are again looking forward to face Piratas (#6) in Bogota in the next round. Piratas will have a break next round.

In the last game of round 23 bottom-ranked Aguilas were smashed by Cimarrones on the road 83-59.
The most impressive performance of 23th round was 26 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists by Jose Rodriguez of Cimarrones.

Cimarrones - Aguilas 83-59

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Cimarrones (12-7) crushed bottom-ranked Patriotas (5-18) in Quibdo-Choco 83-59 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Cimarrones. Patriotas managed to win third quarter 18-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Patriotas to just 7 points in second quarter. Cimarrones forced 26 Patriotas turnovers and outrebounded them 50-37 including a 18-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. Venezuelan Jose Rodriguez (197-94) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. American swingman Amir Carraway (198-91, college: Chico St.) contributed with 27 points for the winners. American Karl Moore (203-87, college: Culver Stockton) answered with 23 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import swingman Robert Crawford (201-90, college: Cent.Arkansas) added 22 points in the effort for Patriotas. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Cimarrones have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 12-7 record having eight points less than leader Fast Break. Patriotas lost fifth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 18 games lost. Cimarrones are again looking forward to face bottom-ranked Patriotas (#8) in Boyaca in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Patriotas will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Cimarrones: A.Carraway 27+3reb+1ast, J.Rodriguez 26+10reb+5ast, J.Hernandez 12+14reb, L.Cardona 9+7reb+1ast, D.Hinestroza 4+1reb, E.Moreno 3+5reb+2ast
Aguilas: K.Moore 23+9reb, R.Crawford 22+3reb, F.Sandidge 8+12reb+4ast, O.Fonseca 2+2reb+1ast, J.Pardo 2+3reb+3ast, S.Maturana 2+4reb
gschID: 550388


Academia - Piratas 117-77

The game between second ranked Academia (14-9) and 5th ranked Piratas (9-14) in Montana on Friday ended with biggest points difference. Academia outscored guests from Bogota 117-77. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Piratas. The game without a history. Academia led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Piratas' 44. Academia forced 21 Piratas turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 36 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Piratas' players. The former international point guard Simon Granados (182-93) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 8 assists. Canadian point guard Tyler Murray (195-90, college: Wagner) contributed with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Five Academia players scored in double figures. American guard Brandon Givens (198-87, college: NC-Wesleyan) answered with 18 points and 7 rebounds and Neicer Lozano added 19 points in the effort for Piratas. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion maintains second place with 14-9 record having two points less than leader Fast Break. Piratas at the other side dropped to the sixth position with 14 games lost. Academia are again looking forward to face Piratas (#6) in Bogota in the next round. Piratas will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Academia: S.Granados 23+2reb+8ast, T.Murray 18+8reb+6ast, G.Diaz 14+4reb+2ast, O.Balbuena 13+3reb+2ast, B.Aguaslimpias 12+8reb+5ast, D.Perez 12+5reb+5ast
Piratas: N.Lozano 19+4reb, B.Givens 18+7reb+2ast, D.Hernandez 12+1reb+5ast, J.Mendoza 9+3reb+2ast, J.Medina 7+6reb+2ast, C.Rodriguez 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 547278





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  CUBA  


Arlen Alorda (ex Capitalinos) is a newcomer at El Rapido - by Eurobasket News

El Rapido de La Union (Liga MB) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old Cuban power forward Arlen Alorda (198-105kg-86). He played in the summer at Capitalinos in Cuban LSB league. Alorda has played there for the last five years. In 19 LSB games he recorded 6.7ppg and 6.1rpg (#5 in the league). Alorda helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Cuban LSB Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements his team won Cuban LSB Regular Season in 2008, 2013 and 2016. Alorda received also Latinbasket.com All-Cuban LSB 1st Team award back in 2012.
He has played also professionally for other Cuban teams like Metropolitanos, Tigres and Guerreros.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @LMBestadisticas)

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  DENMARK  


Colman comes back to Hapoel Holon - by Nir Luna

Hapoel Unet Holon (Winner League) strengthened their roster with addition of 33-year old Danish ex-international guard Chanan Colman (191-91kg-84, college: Chipola JC). It is actually his comeback to Hapoel Holon as he has played here before. Colman played most recently at Hapoel Eilat (Winner League). In 34 games he recorded 7.6ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.1apg and 1.1spg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season Colman played at Maccabi Haifa where in 36 Winner League games he averaged 9.7ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.5apg and 1.6spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Colman received Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention award in 2015.
He was a member of Danish international program for some years. Colman was called to Danish Senior National Team between 2002 and 2008 and previously for U20 National Team in 2000.
He is quite experienced player. Colman has played also professionally in Finland (Espoo Honka and Namika Lr), Germany (ratiopharm Ulm), Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem and Maccabi Rishon) and Denmark (Stevnsgade, Roskilde, Randers and Svendborg).
The scouts decsribe him following way: He has excellent quickness and speed from end to end. He is very athletic. He sees the floor well and he can find his open teammates. He showed maturity and composure in the quarterback's role.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  

Stats Leaders - LIDOBA

Points Per Game
 Gerardo SUERO
  Indios SFM
  (196-G-89)
  Avg: 27.6
 1. Suero, Indios SFM27.6 
 2. Gilder, Caneros LR24.0 
 3. Woodbury, Titanes .20.9 
 4. Guzman, Soles SD20.5 
 5. Bailey, Reales LV19.5 
 6. Glenn, Metros S.19.1 
 7. Santana, Titanes .19.0 
 8. Gaines, Metros S.18.1 
 9. Miller, Leones SD17.7 
 10. Rhett, Leones SD17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jhonatan ARAUJO
  Leones SD
  (208-C-96)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Araujo, Leones SD10.4 
 2. Williams, Titanes .10.0 
 3. Shannon, Indios S.8.9 
 4. Jones, Huracanes PP8.6 
 5. Santana, Titanes .8.5 
 6. Rhett, Leones SD7.8 
 7. Vargas, Metros S.7.5 
 8. Gilder, Caneros LR7.2 
 9. Evangelista, Caner.6.7 
 10. Glenn, Metros S.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Juan CORONADO
  Reales LV
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Coronado, Reales LV6.5 
 2. De-Leon, Metros S.5.5 
 3. Miller, Leones SD5.3 
 4. Suero, Indios SFM5.3 
 5. Soliman, Caner.5.2 
 6. Fortuna, Leones SD3.9 
 7. Glenn, Metros S.3.7 
 8. Suero, Indios SFM3.7 
 9. Rhett, Leones SD3.6 
 10. Fortuna, Titanes .3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Elpidio FORTUNA
  Leones SD
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Fortuna, Leones SD2.2 
 2. Suero, Indios SFM2.0 
 3. Valdez, Huracane.1.8 
 4. Jones, Huracanes PP1.7 
 5. Beidler, Huracane.1.6 
 6. Suero, Indios SFM1.6 
 7. De-Leon, Metros S.1.4 
 8. Gilder, Caneros LR1.4 
 9. Santana, Titanes .1.3 
 10. Fortuna, Titanes .1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Angel NUNEZ
  Metros S.
  (203-F-91)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Nunez, Metros S.1.4 
 2. Evangelista, Caner.1.4 
 3. Jones, Huracanes PP1.4 
 4. Okosun, Reales LV1.3 
 5. Vargas, Metros S.1.2 
 6. Shannon, Indios S.1.1 
 7. Santana, Titanes .0.9 
 8. Williams, Titanes .0.9 
 9. Garcia, Indios SFM0.9 
 10. Rhett, Leones SD0.8 



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  EL SALVADOR  


Arlen Alorda (ex Capitalinos) is a newcomer at El Rapido - by Eurobasket News

El Rapido de La Union (Liga MB) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old Cuban power forward Arlen Alorda (198-105kg-86). He played in the summer at Capitalinos in Cuban LSB league. Alorda has played there for the last five years. In 19 LSB games he recorded 6.7ppg and 6.1rpg (#5 in the league). Alorda helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Cuban LSB Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements his team won Cuban LSB Regular Season in 2008, 2013 and 2016. Alorda received also Latinbasket.com All-Cuban LSB 1st Team award back in 2012.
He has played also professionally for other Cuban teams like Metropolitanos, Tigres and Guerreros.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @LMBestadisticas)

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Santa Tecla lands Devin Thompson - by Eurobasket News

Santa Tecla BC (Liga MB) tabbed experienced 37-year old American (has also Jamaican passport) forward Devin Thompson (199-80, college: St.Peter's). He played in the summer at Asocoacion Baloncesto de Apopa in Salvadorean Liga Superior. In two games he averaged impressive 28.5ppg, 8.0rpg, 3.5apg, 1.5spg and 3.0bpg. Liga MB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Thompson also played that season for Brujos Izalco where in 34 Liga MB games he had 7.6ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.4apg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the El Salvador Liga Mayor Clausura Semifinals in 2016. Thompson received also Latinbasket.com All-El Salvador Liga Mayor Torneo Clausura Honorable Mention award in 2016.
And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Thompson has played previously professionally also in Sweden (Norrkoping Dolphins), Entertainment team (Harlem Globetrotters) and El Salvador (Denver-FAS San Salvador, Cosmos and Canarios).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Santa Tecla.
Thompson attended St. Peter's College until 2003 and it will be his 15th (!!!) season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @LMBestadisticas)

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  EUROCUP  


Lokomotiv may land Joe Ragland - by Eurobasket News

Lokomotiv Kuban (VTB) is close to add to their roster 28-year old American (has also Liberian passport) point guard Joe Ragland (182-80kg-89, college: Wichita State) who played last time at Scandone Avellino in Italy. In 35 Serie A games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 17.7ppg and had 3.3rpg, 5.1apg and 1.4spg last season. He helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Guard of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team. Ragland also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 14.6ppg, 3.7rpg and 5.2apg.
The previous (15-16) season Ragland played at Pinar Karsiyaka in Turkish BSL. In 6 games he averaged 13.8ppg, 3.8rpg, 7.7apg and 1.3spg. He also played 7 games in Euroleague where he got 11.9ppg, 3.0rpg and 3.1apg.
Ragland has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
His team won MVC Regular Season in 2012.
Ragland has played previously professionally also in Spain (UCAM Murcia).
He attended Wichita State until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
On Ragland: A super quick and energic combo guard player. He's a very good outside shooter and scorer, his powerful body enables him to be very effective at the defensive side too. Great upside, even at Euroleage level.

Lokomotiv Kuban roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chris Babb
Trevor Lacey

Forwards:
Pavel Antipov
Stanislav Ilnitskiy

Centers:
Frank Elegar
Brian Qvale

Coach: Sasa Obradovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROLEAGUE  


Unicaja lands Marcelinho Huertas - by Eurobasket News

Unicaja Malaga (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old Brazilian international point guard Marcelinho Huertas (191-82kg-83). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport. Huertas has played for the last two years at LA Lakers in the NBA. In 23 games he averaged just 2.7ppg, 1.0rpg and 2.3apg last season.
Among other achievements Huertas played in the final of Spanish Liga Endesa in 2015. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Honorable Mention award in 2014 and 2015.
Huertas represented Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 10.4ppg, 3.0rpg, Assists-3 (6.6apg), FGP: 43.8%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 88.2%.
And here thanks to pro basketball Huertas experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Huertas has played previously professionally in Italy (Benetton Treviso and Fortituto Kontatto Bologna), Spain (Joventut, FC Barcelona, Baskonia and RETAbet Bilbao Basket) and Brazil (Pinheiros and Paulistano).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: One of the most scouted young Brazilians, thanks to his quick play and his great court vision; a very promising point guard, with the explosiveness and the fast decision making of a young Steve Nash; also a great offensive player, he needs only to improve his quarterbacking skills when the pace is slower, and to improve in defense;
Positives: Underrated point guard who knows how to read a game, how to make teammates play. Game is very reminiscent if Steve Nash. He is a true PG, and will not need to be adapted, like Leandro Barbosa, who was a SG in Brazil. Huertas is a great outside shooter with three point range. Very good dribbling skills, he can really handle the ball. Great passer with good court vision.
Negatives: Doesn't have a good defensive game. Not a good defender even in the Brazilian league. Needs to learn how to stay in front of his man, he gets beat off the dribble very easily. Won't be able to guard the quicker more talented point guards of the NBA. A decent but not great athlete. Needs to gain experience as a point guard and make better decisions
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Unicaja Malaga roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marcelinho Huertas
Dragan Milosavljevic
Nemanja Nedovic
Sasu Salin
Alberto Diaz

Forwards:
Carlos Suarez
Jeffrey Brooks
Daniel Diez

Center:
Giorgi Shermadini

By Eurobasket Data Center

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CSKA Moscow agreed terms with Sergio Rodriguez - by Eurobasket News

CSKA Moscow (VTB) have reportedly agreed on terms of contract with 31-year old Spaniard international point guard Sergio Rodriguez (191-80kg-86). He played last season at Phi.76ers in the NBA. In 68 games he had 7.8ppg, 2.4rpg and 5.1apg.
The previous (15-16) season Rodriguez played at Real Madrid in Spanish Liga Endesa where in 42 games he recorded 11.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 5.9apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team. Rodriguez also played 27 games in Euroleague where he averaged 10.9ppg, 2.2rpg and 6.2apg (top 3). He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention.
In 2006 Rodriguez was drafted by Phoenix Suns (NBA) in first round (27th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Europe Player of the Year in 2014 and 2015.
Rodriguez has been also a member of Spanish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Spanish senior team since 2005 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2005.
Rodriguez represented Spain at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 5 games: 7.2ppg, 2.0rpg, 4.8apg, FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 38.1%, FT: 80.0%.
Rodriguez has played previously professionally in NBA (Portland Trail Blazers, New York Knicks and Sacramento Kings) and Spain (Movil Estudiantes).
He could be described: (by Rob Salvador for NBADraft.net in 2006)
Owns a variety of offense weapons, but is at his best when breaking down defenders with his lethal crossover, or feeding a teammate for an easy basket ... Incredible quickness and ball handling ability make taking any defender 1-1 appear effortless ... Most impressive is his ability to find the open teammate in traffic ...
Not very strong and can still be pushed around by the bigger guards ..
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CSKA Moscow roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sergio Rodriguez
Leo Westermann
Cory Higgins
Maksim Kondakov
Alexandr Khomenko

Forwards:
Andrey Vorontsevich
Will Clyburn
Andrey Lopatin

Centers:
Kyle Hines
Othello Hunter

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cory Jefferson (ex Alaska Aces) to sign at EA7 Armani - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) is expected to land 27-year old American forward Cory Jefferson (206-100kg-90, college: Baylor). He played most recently at Alaska Aces in Filipino PBA league. In 11 games he averaged impressive 29.5ppg, 14.0rpg, 1.8apg and 1.8bpg last season. Jefferson also played that season for another team Austin Toros in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen where in 42 games he had very remarkable stats: 15.8ppg and 8.4rpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to D-League All-Star Game.
Three years ago Jefferson was drafted by San Antonio Spurs (NBA) in second round (60th overall). He attended Baylor University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Jefferson played in the final of Big 12 Tournament in 2012 and 2014. He received also USBWA All-District VII Player of the Year award back in 2014 at his college time.
Jefferson represented USA at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
He has played previously professionally in NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers, Brooklyn Nets and Phoenix Suns) and NBA G League (Northern Arizona Suns and Maine Red Claws).

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dairis Bertans
Jordan Theodore
Andrew Goudelock

Forwards:
Vladimir Micov
Amath M'Baye
Cory Jefferson

Centers:
Patric Young
Kaleb Tarczewski

Coach: Simone Pianigiani

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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James Bell (ex Hapoel Holon) signs at Darussafaka - by Eurobasket News

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL) landed 25-year old American swingman James Bell (197-100kg-92, college: Villanova). He played most recently at Hapoel Holon in Israeli Winner League. In 37 games he averaged 14.9ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg last season. Bell helped them to win the regular season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected 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 had 9.5ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.3apg. He also played 10 games in Eurocup where he recorded 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 in pro basketball.
Bell is described as: 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.

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Muhammed Baygul
Egehan Arna

Forwards:
JaJuan Johnson
James Bell

Center:
Emircan Kosut

Coach: David Blatt

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U20  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Vanja MARINKOVIC
  (198-SG-97)
  Avg: 30
 1. Marinkovic, SRB30.0 
 2. Birutis, LTU27.0 
 3. Mykhailiuk, UKR25.0 
 4. Zoosman, ISR23.0 
 5. Echodas, LTU22.0 
 6. Durmaz, TUR20.0 
 7. Okeke, ITA20.0 
 8. Pavlov, UKR19.0 
 9. Birgander, SWE19.0 
 10. Popovic, MNT19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Omer YURTSEVEN
  UZB
  (213-C-98)
  Avg: 18
 1. Yurtseven, TUR18.0 
 2. Birgander, SWE16.0 
 3. Popovic, MNT15.0 
 4. Hlinason, ISL15.0 
 5. Echodas, LTU12.0 
 6. Simanic, SRB12.0 
 7. Poirier, FRA11.0 
 8. Durmaz, TUR10.0 
 9. Birutis, LTU10.0 
 10. Skapintsev, UKR9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Tamir BLATT
  (180-PG-97)
  Avg: 10
 1. Blatt, ISR10.0 
 2. Koniaris, GRE8.0 
 3. Beliauskas, LTU8.0 
 4. Garcia, ESP7.0 
 5. De La Rua, ESP6.0 
 6. Zotov, UKR5.0 
 7. Beyschlag, GER5.0 
 8. Flionis, GRE5.0 
 9. Birkans, LAT5.0 
 10. Hlinason, ISL4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Vitaliy ZOTOV
  (188-PG-97)
  Avg: 6
 1. Zotov, UKR6.0 
 2. Koniaris, GRE4.0 
 3. Birutis, LTU4.0 
 4. Blatt, ISR3.0 
 5. Lopez-A., ESP3.0 
 6. Mykhailiuk, UKR3.0 
 7. Beliauskas, LTU3.0 
 8. Beyschlag, GER3.0 
 9. La-Torre, ITA3.0 
 10. Gylfason, ISL2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Tryggvi HLINASON
  ISL
  (215-C-97)
  Avg: 6
 1. Hlinason, ISL6.0 
 2. Durmaz, TUR5.0 
 3. Birgander, SWE4.0 
 4. Berzins, LAT3.0 
 5. Artzi, ISR3.0 
 6. Okeke, ITA3.0 
 7. Goga, CZE2.0 
 8. Yurtseven, TUR2.0 
 9. Mezzanotte, ITA2.0 
 10. Macura, SLO2.0 


Recap of Day 1 in Crete - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Czech Republic - Greece 47-88
Greece coasted past Czech Republic in the opener. Dionysis Skoulidas (200-PF-97) recorded 12 points to lead the effort. Greece accumulated a 56:32 halftime advantage. Greece limited their opponents to just 15 points in the second half and raced to the win. Theodor Dlugos (183-PG-97) answered with 11 points for Czech Republic.

Sweden - Germany 72-66
Sweden held off Germany at the start of the championship. Simon Birgander (211-F/C-97, agency: Dynamics Global Management) provided 19 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Sweden secured a narrow 31:30 halftime lead. They buried 41 points in the second half and secured the winning outcome. Nils Johansson (198-SG-97) provided 15 points for the winners. Leon Kratzer (210-C-97) responded with 14 points for Germany.

Group B
Montenegro - Turkey 73-69 OT
Montenegro outgunned Turkey in overtime in opener. Milos Popovic (197-PF-98) scored 19 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Balkan team. Turkey jumped to a 16:11 lead after the first period. But Montenegro surged ahead for a 29:27 halftime advantage. Turkey managed to force overtime but surrendered at the end. Filip Bakic (193-G-97) tossed in 16 points in the victory. Berkan Durmaz (205-F-97) responded with 20 points and 10 boards for Turkey.

Iceland - France 50-58
France overcame Iceland to ensure the winning start in Group B. Amine Noua (202-PF-97, agency: BeoBasket) produced 12 points and 9 boards to pace the charge. les Bleues claimed a 22:17 halftime advantage. They followed with a 20:14 run in the fourth period to seal the win. Gauthier Denis (201-SF-97) netted 11 points for the winners. Tryggvi Hlinason (215-C-97) responded with 16 points and 15 rebounds for Iceland.

Group C
Israel - Latvia 90-54
Israel coasted past Latvia for the opening victory at the tournament. Yovel Zoosman (199-G/F-98) scored 23 points to lead the effort. Israel piled up a 45:32 halftime advantage. They went on a 30:9 run in the third quarter to build an unassailable lead. Tamir Blatt (180-PG-97) accounted for 18 points and 10 assists for the winning side. Roberts Blumbergs (204-F/C-97) responded with 11 points for Latvia.

Ukraine - Lithuania 79-92
Lithuania outgunned Ukraine in Group C opener. Laurynas Birutis (213-C/F-97) sank 27 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead the effort. Lithuania erupted for 57 points in the first half to pile up a 17-point lead. Ukraine narrowed the deficit in the second half but could not avoid the loss. Martynas Echodas (204-C/F-97) delivered 22 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (203-G-97) answered with 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for Ukraine.

Group D
Italy - Serbia 69-77
Serbia overcame Italy to open win count in Group D. Vanja Marinkovic (198-SG-97, agency: BeoBasket) came up with 30 points and 6 rebounds in the win. Serbia accumulated a 45:31 halftime advantage. The teams traded baskets throughout the third term. The Azzurri managed to narrow the gap in the fourth period but could not rescue the game. Borisa Simanic (209-PF-98, agency: BeoBasket) had 13 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. David Okeke (202-F/C-98, agency: Interperformances) answered with 20 points for Italy.

Slovenia - Spain 59-91
Spain cruised past Slovenia at the start of the championship. Santiago Yusta (200-F/G-97) netted 17 points for the winning side. Spain accumulated a 47:30 halftime lead. They added 44 points in the second half and marched to the win. Ramon Vila (202-C-97) chipped in 14 points for Spain. Zan Mark Sisko (189-PG-97, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 15 points for Slovenia.




Division B. Day 2 in Oradea - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Poland - Finland 68-61
Poland registered the second straight win in Oradea. They topped Finland for 2-0 record in Group A. Jakub Musial (186-PG-98) produced 16 points in the win. Poland accumulated a 35:30 halftime lead. They extended the lead at 11-point mark at the final intermission and rolled to the victory at the end. Aleksander Dziewa (206-C/F-97) chipped in 15 points for the winners. Hannes Polla (212-C-98) responded with 21 points for Finland.

Belarus - Armenia 67-56
Belarus got to the winning start of their championship campaign. They edged Armenia in Group A. Denis Vikentsyeu (203-F/C-98) came up with 17 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Belarus opened the game on a 25:9 run. Armenia narrowed the gap in the second term as they trailed by 3 points at halftime. But Belarus held their opponents to just 27 points in the second half and rallied to the win. Timofey Porolev (202-F-97) delivered 13 points in the victory. Steven Enoch (208-C-97) responded with 22 points and 7 rebounds for Armenia.

Group B
Russia - United Kingdom 57-64
Great Britain accounted for the first win in Group B. They stunned Russia for 1-1 record. Akwasi Yeboah (198-G/F-97) recorded 22 points to lead the effort. Great Britain secured a 31:26 lead heading into the second half. Russia surged ahead in the third term. They led by a single point at the final intermission. But Great Britain sank 23 points in the fourth quarter and got away with a narrow win. Carl Wheatle (196-F-98) delivered 9 points and 10 boards for the winners. Andrey Lopatin (208-SF-98, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) answered with 12 points and 10 boards for Russia.

Slovakia - Azerbaijan 86-78
Slovakia secured the winning start in Oradea. They toppled Azerbaijan in Group B. Matej Drgon (207-PF-98) tallied 23 points and 9 boards in the victory. Slovakia eked out a 46:44 halftime lead. Azerbaijan surged ahead in the third term but Slovakia bounced back with a 24:13 rally in the final stanza to avoid an upset. Marek Dolezaj (195-G-98) chipped in 16 points for the winners. Jordan Davis (188-G-97) answered with 34 points and 8 boards for Azerbaijan.

Group C
FYR Macedonia - Albania 62-54 OT
FYR Macedonia outscored Albania in overtime to open win count in Group C. Damjan Robev (192-G/F-97) topscored with 25 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. FYR Macedonia established a 31:21 halftime lead. Albania erased the deficit in the second half forcing overtime. But FYR Macedonia dropped 12 points in the extra period to snatch win. Oliver Dvojakovski (204-C-97) netted 12 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for FYR Macedonia. Daniel Lekndreaj (192-F-97) responded with 17 points and 10 rebounds for Albania.

Malta - Georgia 69-90
Georgia outscored Malta for the first win in Group C. Alexandre Pevadze (201-F-98) delivered 19 points and 11 rebounds in the win. Georgia went on a 28:14 run in the second frame to ensure a 48:35 halftime lead. They maintained the advantage throughout the second half and cruised to the win. George Korsantia (203-F/C-98) tossed in 18 points and pulled down 9 boards for the winners. Kurt Cassar (209-C-99) responded with 23 points and 7 rebounds for Malta.

Group D
Hungary - Croatia 57-78
Croatia outgunned Hungary for the second straight win in Oradea. Roko Badzim (197-G-97, agency: XL Basketball Agency) secured 24 points to lead the winning side. Croatia posted a 43:32 halftime advantage. They used a 21:9 run in the third term to clear off for good. Domagoj Vrkic (204-PF-97) deposited 16 points and 13 rebounds for the winning side. Attila Demeter (197-F/G-97) responded with 15 points for Hungary.

Kosovo - Moldova 102-46
Kosovo beat Moldova for 1-1 record in Group D. It was a one-way traffic from start to finish. Kosovo accumulated a 50:17 halftime lead. They poured in 52 points in the second half to coast to the victory. Rinor Peci (187-PG-97)i produced 23 points and 9 boards for Kosovo. Bardhosh Kelmeni (195-G-98) had 15 points for the winners. Pavel Romanov (193-F/G-97) answered with 21 points and 9 boards for Moldova.

Ireland - Portugal 53-81
Portugal breezed past Ireland to improve at 2-0 record in Oradea. Diogo Brito (196-G-97) posted 20 points to pace the winners. Portugal accumulated a 40:27 halftime advantage. They followed with a 41:26 rally in the second half to seal the win. Goncalo Madureira (182-SG-98) chipped in 14 points for the winning side. Aidan Dunne (198-F-97) responded with 11 points for Ireland.




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  FIBA OCEANIA U17  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kody STATTMANN
  AUS
  (194-F/G-0)
  Avg: 31
 1. Stattmann, AUS31.0 
 2. Froling, AUS19.4 
 3. Tautau, SAM18.8 
 4. Krause, AUS18.2 
 5. Ape, SAM17.2 
 6. Bowen, AUS16.3 
 7. Macdonald, AUS16.2 
 8. Simon, GUM15.6 
 9. Teore, TAH15.5 
 10. Arapoc, GUM14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Melvin IXOEE
  NCA
  (195-C-0)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Ixoee, NCA13.3 
 2. Tautau, SAM11.2 
 3. Timarong, PLW11.0 
 4. Patche, NCA10.8 
 5. Froling, AUS10.8 
 6. Aiono, SAM10.6 
 7. Kunen, AUS7.6 
 8. Oswald, NZL7.4 
 9. Higgins, NZL7.0 
 10. Arapoc, GUM6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Sean MACDONALD
  AUS
  (185-G-0)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Macdonald, AUS6.4 
 2. Robertson, AUS5.0 
 3. Grape, GUM4.2 
 4. Ape, SAM3.8 
 5. Lee, AUS3.6 
 6. Froling, AUS3.4 
 7. Stattmann, AUS3.4 
 8. Patche, NCA3.3 
 9. Krause, AUS3.0 
 10. Bowen, AUS3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kody STATTMANN
  AUS
  (194-F/G-0)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Stattmann, AUS4.4 
 2. Ape, SAM4.2 
 3. Bowen, AUS3.8 
 4. Arapoc, GUM3.6 
 5. Froling, AUS3.6 
 6. Macdonald, AUS3.4 
 7. Rezzouq, TAH3.3 
 8. Thunot, TAH3.3 
 9. Wang, TAH3.0 
 10. Krause, AUS3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Tumau TAUTAU
  SAM
  (195-F/G-0)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Tautau, SAM1.8 
 2. Froling, AUS1.8 
 3. Dalton, AUS1.8 
 4. Oswald, NZL1.0 
 5. Timarong, PLW1.0 
 6. Bowen, AUS1.0 
 7. Flavell, NZL1.0 
 8. Gibbons, PLW0.8 
 9. Teore, TAH0.8 
 10. Vincento, SAM0.8 


Australia claim Gold in Guam - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
Australia - New Zealand 93-55
Australia are U17 Oceania champions. The Crocs rallied past New Zealand in the Final tonight. Kody Stattmann (194-F/G-00) recorded 23 points to lead the champions. Australia grabbed a 48:26 halftime advantage. They followed with a 25:13 run in the third term to clear off for good. Samson Froling (207-F/C-00) accounted for 22 points and 13 rebounds in the victory. Oscar Oswald (199-F-00) responded with 20 points and 6 rebounds for New Zealand.
3-4 Place
Samoa - Guam 70-105
Guam celebrated the Bronze medals at the championship. They stormed past Samoa in the consolation final. Nathaniel Arapoc (180-PG-00) posted 25 points to lead the winners. Guam registered a 59:39 halftime lead. They poured in 46 points in the second half to seal the winning outcome. Jahmar White (172-PG-01) connected for 17 points in the win. Samoa responded with 21 points from Tumau Tautau (195-F/G-00).



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  FINLAND  


Finnish U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Lassi Nikkarinen
Nikkarinen
Edon Maxhuni
Maxhuni
Lasse Gummerus
Gummerus
Hannes Polla
Polla
Teemu Knihtinen
Knihtinen
#e#5
4Lassi Nikkarinen 184-PG-97 HBA-Marsky Finland
5Aatu Kivimaki 186-PG-97 Salon Vilpas Finland
7Edon Maxhuni 186-PG-98 HBA-Marsky Finland
8Eero Innamaa 186-G-98 TuNMKY Finland
9Valtteri Leppanen 186-G-97 Jyvaskyla BA Finland
10Matias Suvanto 192-SF-97 Augusta USA
11Lasse Gummerus 200-F-97 Espoo United Finland
13Hannes Koskinen 198-F/G-98 Lahti Finland
14Robert Barlund 202-F/C-98 Lahti Finland
15Hannes Polla 212-C-98 Oklahoma USA
20Henri Kantonen 197-G-97 Kauhajoki Finland
21Teemu Knihtinen 195-G/F-98 Kouvot Finland

Jyri Lehtonen Head Coach Kouvot Finland
Ilkka Palviainen Assistant Pyrinto Finland



Pyrinto keeps Kilpinen for another season - by Eurobasket News

Pyrinto Tampere (Korisliiga) re-signed 24-year old point guard Lassi Kilpinen (185-74kg-93). He played there last season. But in 7 Korisliiga games he averaged just 0.7ppg and 1.4rpg.
Kilpinen's team made it to the 1st Division Division A Semifinals in 2014.
He has played previously for BC Nokia.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lucas Hergott agreed terms with St Chamond - by Eurobasket News

Saint Chamond Basket Valle du Gier (ProB) inked 20-year old swingman Lucas Hergott (200-97). He has played for the last three years at Lyon-Villeurbanne in the ProA U21. But in two games he did not score anything.
Hergott represented France at the World Championships U17 in Dubai (UAE) three years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 5.1ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 63.6%.

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

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

Forwards:
Jean-Stephane Rinna
Tanner McGrew
Lucas Hergott
Baba Samake

Center:
Grismay Paumier

Coach: Alain Thinet

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jean-Baptiste re-signs at Boulogne - by Eurobasket News

SO Maritime Boulogne (ProB) confirmed in their roster experienced 38-year old center Adolphe Michel Jean-Baptiste (206-111kg-79). He played there last season. In 29 ProB games he recorded 6.8ppg and 4.8rpg. Jean-Baptiste helped them to make it to the cup final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at STB Le Havre (ProA) where in 34 games he averaged 8.0ppg and 5.0rpg. Jean-Baptiste also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 10.8ppg and 6.7rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com French ProA All-Newcomers Team back in 2010.
Jean-Baptiste has spent his entire career in France playing for four other teams: Paris Levallois, Levallois, Chalon/Saor and Lievin Basket.
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Boulogne.

SO Maritime Boulogne roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ralph Temgoua
Hugo Dumortier

Forward:
Namory Boundy

Center:
Adolphe_Michel Jean-Baptiste

Coach: Frederic Brouillaud

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Aubenas land Larry Williams, ex Al Wakrah - by Eurobasket News

Aubenas US (NM1) tabbed 31-year old American guard Larry Williams (191-88kg-86, college: Ark.-Pine Bluff). He played most recently at Al Wakrah in Qatari D1 league, but left the team in Dec.'16. In 5 games he averaged impressive 22.4ppg, 5.0rpg, 4.4apg and 1.4spg last season.
Part of previous (2015-16) season Williams spent at MAS Fes (also in D1) in Moroccan. He also played that season for Stade Nabeulien (Division I) in Tunisian league. He helped them to make it to the Tunisian Cup Semifinals.
Among other achievements Williams' team made it to the Morocco Throne Cup Final Four in 2014. He received also Advocate/Boag NWBU Player of the Year award back in 2012.
Williams is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life on four different continents. He is familiar with Asian, Australian, African and of course North American leagues. Williams has played previously professionally in Australia (Chargers, Darwin Eagles and Burnie Tigers), Lebanon (Feytroun), Saudi Arabia (Al Maseerah) and Morocco (Essaouira and RSB Berkane).
He attended University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Williams' outlook: A combo guard with a wide range of skills. Creates open shots for his teammates every possession. Excellent penetrator and finisher looks to set up teammates and can get any shot he wants. Very good mid-range and three point shooter. Strong, physical guard with good athleticism can play above the rim. Ball hawking defender who likes to apply full court pressure and takes advantage of every offensive misstep by his opponent.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Erwan Ruiz joins Lourdes - by Eurobasket News

L'union Lourdes-Tarbes Pyrenees Basket (NM1) agreed terms with 21-year old point guard Erwan Ruiz (197-96). The last season Ruiz played at Saint Chamond (also in ProB). ProB was a little too high level for him, where in 20 games he had just 1.3ppg.
His team made it to the U21 Championships (Trophee du Futur) Semifinals in 2014.
Ruiz was a member of French U16 National Team back in 2012.
He has played previously for two other teams: ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket and CFBB.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Aubenas ink Justin Moss, ex Orangeville A's - by Eurobasket News

Aubenas US (NM1) agreed terms with 24-year old American forward Justin Moss (201-109kg-93, college: Buffalo). He played last season at Orangeville A's in Canadian NBL. In 25 NBL Canada games he had very impressive stats: 18.4ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.6apg and 1.4spg.
The previous (2016) summer Moss was tested by Caballos in Panamanian LPB where in 5 games he recorded 14.2ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.2apg in 2016 season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his college team won MAC Tournament in 2015. Moss was also voted USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Honorable Mention in 2016.
He graduated from University of Buffalo in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FYR MACEDONIA  


FYR Macedonian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Andrej Anastasov
Anastasov
Damjan Robev
Robev
Blazho Mitkov
Mitkov
Viktor Efremovski
Efremovski
Oliver Dvojakovski
Dvojakovski
#e#5
4Mihajlo Mitev 190-G-97 MZT Skopje FYR Macedonia
5Bojan Serafimov 170-PG-97 Vardar FYR Macedonia
6Andrej Anastasov 188-G-97 Karpos Sokoli FYR Macedonia
7Petar Prentovic 194-F/G-98
8Damjan Robev 192-G/F-97 Vardar FYR Macedonia
9Blazho Mitkov 198-F-97 Vardar FYR Macedonia
10Andrej Maslinko 206-SF-97 MZT Skopje FYR Macedonia
11Viktor Efremovski 191-SF-98 Rabotnicki FYR Macedonia
12Oliver Dvojakovski 204-C-97 Betanzos Spain
13Ranko Mamuzikj 200-PF-98 L Alfas Spain
14Dimitar Pandev 202-F-97 Isernia Italy
15Stevan Gligorijevic 196-SF-98 Ohrid AV FYR Macedonia

Mirce Petreski Head Coach
Dragan Milenkovic Assistant



FYR Macedonian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

4 Mihajlo MITEV
5 Bojan SERAFIMOV
*6 Andreja ATANASOV
7 Petar PRENTOVIKJ
*8 Damjan ROBEV
*9 Blazho MITKOV
10 Andrej MASLINKO
*11 Viktor EFREMOVSKI
*12 Oliver DVOJAKOVSKI
13 Ranko MAMUZIKJ
14 Dimitar PANDEV
15 Stevan GLIGORIJEVIC

Mirce PETRESKI
Dragan MILENKOVIC



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  GERMANY  


German University National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

German University National Team 2017
#s#
Mahir Agva
Agva
Ismet Akpinar
Akpinar
Robin Amaize
Amaize
Besnik Bekteshi
Bekteshi
Niklas Geske
Geske
#e#5
Mahir Agva 206-C-96 Giessen 46ers Germany
Ismet Akpinar 190-PG-95 Ratiopharm Germany
Robin Amaize 188-SG-94 Bayreuth Germany
Besnik Bekteshi 191-G-93 Koeln Rh.Stars Germany
Niklas Geske 188-PG-94 Ludwigsburg Germany
Till Gloger 204-F-93 MBC Germany
Jonas Grof 201-G/F-96 Phoenix Hagen Germany
Stephan Haukohl 205-SF-93 Goettingen Germany
Stefan Ilzhoefer 202-F-95 Trier Germany
Bazoumana Kone 190-G-93 Braunschweig Germany
Dominic Lockhart 198-G-94 Goettingen Germany
Malik Mueller 190-G-94 Baunach Germany
Andreas Obst 191-SG-96 Oettinger R. Germany
Johannes Richter 205-PF-93 Oettinger R. Germany
Sid-Marlon Theis 205-F/C-93 Walter Tigers Germany
Johannes Thiemann 204-PF-94 Ludwigsburg Germany
Maximilian Ugrai 201-SF-95 Jena Germany
Jan Niklas Wimberg 206-F-96 Oettinger R. Germany




Austin Hollins (Giessen46ers) I Inherited My Work Ethic From My Father - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Austin Hollins (195-F/G-91, college: Minnesota) is a 25 year old 195cm guard from Tennessee that is the son of ex NBA player Lionel Hollins and will be entering his fourth professional season and first with the Giessen 46ers. He started his basketball career at Minnesota (NCAA) in 2010 where he played until 2014 playing a total of 136 NCAA games. As a senior he played 38 games averaging 12.4ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.4apg, 2.0spg, FGP: 44.5%, 3PT: 34.6%, FT: 77.1%. He started his professional basketball career in 2014 with Denain ASC Voltaire (France-ProB) playing 35 games averaging 8.5ppg, 1.7rpg, FGP: 62.1%, 3PT: 40.3%, FT: 76.9%. In the summer of 2015 he played NBA Pro Summer League in Orlando (Brooklyn Nets): 3 games: 2.0ppg and Las Vegas (Brooklyn Nets): 6 games: 7.2ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 42.9%. In the 2015-2016 season he remained with Denain ASC Voltaire (France-ProB) playing 34 games averaging 12.5ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.7apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 59.8%, 3PT: 38.1%, FT: 76.6%. Last season he played with Karhu Kauhajoki (Finland-Korisliiga) playing 47 games averaging 17.2ppg), 4.7rpg, 2.6apg, Steals-3 (1.8spg), FGP: 54.5%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 78.4%. He spoke to eurobasket about basketball.

Austin thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. Where are you at the moment and how is your summer coming along?

I am in Memphis, Tennessee right now which is my hometown. My summer is coming along well. I have been enjoying my time off as well as working out and trying to get better.


Congrats on signing with the German team Giessen 46ers. After a stellar season in Finland, were you swamped with offers or did you pretty much take one of the first offers that came with Giessen?

There was some interest from some teams and some offers and I could've waited a little longer to see if more teams would come along. But, I felt this was the best fit for me. It felt right so I ran with it.


What do you know in general about German basketball and the country? Some of your former teammates at Minnesota like Trevor Mbakwe, Rodney Williams and Andre Hollins have played in Germany. Did you get some feedback from them?

I don't know a ton about German basketball but I know that it is a very good league and a high level of competition. 2 of the 3 guys mentioned had short stints in Germany but I've gotten positive feedback from all of them about their experiences and I'm excited for the upcoming season.


You will be joining a very ambitious club with Giessen that are rich in tradition, but haven't won a league title since the 70's. they also have a new head coach with Ingo Freyer who likes to play run and gun and where giving up 100 points isn't a rarity. Do you see yourself being the defensive enforcer this season?

I'm excited for what Giessen is building and I'm glad to be a part of it. I love to play defense so I will try my best to help the team in that area.


Your ex coach at Minnesota Richard Pitino said that you are a coaches dream and have an excellent work ethic. Was this something you inherited from your dad Lionel or something he taught you?

It was definitely something I inherited from father but it was also something that both my parents preached to me growing up so that I was able to sustain that over the years.


You can fill the stat sheet and are an excellent defender. To what NBA player would you describe your game to and what do you feel is a hidden strength in your game that doesn't get noticed right away on the court?

I would compare my game to Richard Hamilton or Tayshaun Prince. I would say that a hidden strength for me would be my ability to move without the ball and be in the right spot when I don't have the ball. There are a lot of little things that a player can do without the ball to help the team that often times get overlooked.


You played your first two seasons in the France Pro B and last season in the weaker Finnish league and now in your fourth season have made the jump to one of the top 5 leagues in Europe. What besides hard work the last 3 years has helped you get to this point in your career?

I think trusting the process has been the second biggest thing. You can put in all the work you want but you have to believe that the work you put in will get you to where you want to go. The biggest thing is trusting in God's plan for me.


In your first two seasons in France, you didn't really explode as an offensive player until last season in Finland. Did you feel that when you came to Europe in 2014 that you could be an impact offensive player which you became in your third season.

I knew that I had the capability to be that type of player. It was just a matter of putting in the work and then getting the opportunity in the right situation. However, I have grown so much as a player over my career in Europe and I'm not the same player that I was in my first year.

You had many Americans on the team last season, but you were the go to guy. How do you feel did your game develop in Finland and did your leadership skills make strides as well?

I think that I made huge strides while in Finland in all areas of my game because I was forced to take on a role that I wasn't used to having.


You played your first two seasons with Denain ASC Voltaire (France-ProB) and was a pro B finalist in 2015 as a rookie. Your teammate was the very much experienced Jeb Ivey who played two seasons in Germany 10 years ago and is still playing at age 37. How vital was his presence for a young buck like yourself being a rookie in Europe?

Having Jeb Ivey as a teammate for two years was huge for me. Being a rookie in Europe is not easy and he really took me under his wing. Seeing first hand the work ethic and dedication it takes to be a pro at a high level for such a long time really helped to jump start my pro career. Jeb is someone who has given me great advice. He was a great teammate and will be a friend for life.


What was your wakeup call to being a rookie in France where you knew that you were very far away from home in Germantown, Tennessee?

The very first encounter I had with someone who did not speak English. The language barrier was one of the toughest things for me because not only did I have to deal with being in a completely different country but a lot of people didn't speak English and there is no way to communicate if neither person speaks the other's language. Fortunate for me I had teammates to help me through that.


You had a stellar 4 year career at Minnesota (NCAA). You played under Richard Pitino as a senior, but had Tubby Smith in your first three seasons. How did Smith groom and prepare you best for a professional basketball career?

Coach Smith was one of the toughest coaches I played for but in a good way. I learned how to be mentally tough and how to deal with adversity. He taught me the true importance of being a professional on and off the court.


You played three seasons with Andre Hollins at Minnesota (NCAA) who has no relation to you. How did you get the total best out of his existence on and off the court and how did he profit from you?

Andre and I really pushed each other to be the best players we could be. We really complimented each other and played well together. I think me being the older player I was able to take Andre under my wing and help him through things that I had already dealt with. Although we are not related, we are just like brothers.


You won the 2014 NIT final against SMU 65-63 where the Hollin's boys combined for 33 points. Do you still have the last seconds running in your mind as if it was yesterday?

When I think about it the game the last second definitely are very clear in my mind. That was the greatest moment in my college career. I have since moved on and don't dwell on those times but It was an amazing moment that I'll never forget.

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

It's hard to pick just one player that I played against in college because so many great players have come out of the Big Ten. Some went on to have good NBA careers and some are still trying to stick. It would be Draymond Green who was the best player I played against. I did not guard him but he was the type of player that can change the game with his presence.


Who won a one on one in practice you or Andre Hollins?

Me of course. If you ask Andre the answer might be different but don't let him fool you.


You had a lot of NBA around you when you were a kid as your dad was on the coaching staffs of various teams. What is your fondest NBA story of when you were a kid growing up?

That's too hard to pick just one memory but the main thing I can think of was just going to all the games as a kid and being able to watch some great players.


You played against future NBA players in almost every game and there were countless examples where you held your own in numerous games, but for example when you were a junior you beat UCLA by 20 points and scored 16 points while dishing out seven assists against future NBA players like Shabazz Muhammad, Kyle Anderson or Norman Powell. When you remember a game like this and what you did on the court is the difference to these NBA players in skill level more minimal than not?

I don't think about that game a lot. I believe that I can hold my own against anyone because I'm a competitor. I just go out and play the game. I don't think about too much else. All of those players are very skilled but it's a lot different when you are playing in a 5 on 5 setting. A lot of factors go into the game and it more about the teams performance rather than just one player.


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

Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul Jabar, Michael Jordan, Oscar Robertson

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

He will never be greater than Jordan. His statistics may measure up but it's more than just that. Jordan was a different beast.


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

Not sure about this one


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

There are always going to be amazing performances in the NBA so I just appreciate them when they come along however seldom they may be.


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

I guess you could say that stat wise yes but I don't like to rank players based off of only statistics because the game is so much more than that.


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

Despite all the antics, I think that Lonzo Ball is a very good player for his age. He has all the tools necessary to make an impact in the league. It will depend on how hard he works and where he goes from here.


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.

Whether it's true or not I don't think it is a fair assessment given that Russel Westbrook brings so much to his team and he's a true competitor.


What was the last movie that you saw?

Wonder Woman (You have to love Marvel movies)

Thanks Austin for the chat.




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Esperos Patras land Thanasis Zafiris - by Eurobasket News

Esperos Patras AOPA (C) tabbed 30-year old guard Thanasis Zafiris (192-87). He played most recently at Mandraikos in the B. The previous (15-16) season Zafiris played at Faros (A2).
His team made it to the Greek Cup final in 2016.
Zafiris has played previously for three other teams: Apollon Patras, Ilysiakos and AE Ikaros Kallitheas.

Esperos Patras AOPA roster for 2017-2018:

Panagiotis Skondras
Thanasis Zafiris
Fotis Aggelopoulos
Vassilis Kapsalos
Panagiotis Diamantopoulos
Antreas Oikonomopoulos

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PAOK Thessaloniki signs Lucky Jones - by Chris Mammides

PAOK Thessaloniki (A1) signed 24-year old American guard Lucky Jones (198-95kg-93, college: Robert Morris) from Promitheas. In 14 A1 games in Greece he had 10.7ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.4spg last season. Jones also played that season for Hyeres-Toulon in French ProA where in 11 games he recorded 5.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.4apg and 1.4spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his college team won NEC Tournament in 2015. Jones was also voted NABC All-District 18 2nd Team in 2015.
He has played also professionally in Belgium (Liege Basket).
Jones attended Robert Morris University until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.
He could be described: Long, athletic forward with the ability to score and rebound, tenacious on the defensive end and loves to compete.

PAOK Thessaloniki roster for 2017-2018:

Thodoris Zaras
Apollonas Tsochlas
Kevin Dillard
Lucky Jones
Giannis Giannaras
Emmanouil Plakogiannakis
Rafail Papaioannou
Dimitris Karamanolis

Coach: Ilias Papatheodorou

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Yalova Bld signs Markel Starks, ex Koroivos - by Eurobasket News

Yalova Group Belediye Spor (TBL) signed 26-year old American guard Markel Starks (188-79kg-91, college: Georgetown). He played last season at ASA Koroivos Amaliadas in Greek A1 league. In 14 games he was third best scorer with 13.6ppg and averaged 2.0rpg and 4.9apg (top 3). Starks also spent pre-season at Deutsche Bank Skyliners in German BBL that year where in four games he had 10.8ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.0apg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Starks was voted All-Big East 1st Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Starks has played previously professionally in Australia (Cairns Taipans) and Italy (Vanoli Cremona and FCM Ferentino).
He attended Georgetown University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
Starks could be described: A super quick player, with great offensive instinct and scoring ability that make him more a combo guard that a true PG. Has great athletic skills and he's actively working to his defense on the perimeter.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HOLLAND  


Miklusak starts his pro career at Den Bosch - by Eurobasket News

New Heroes Basketball Den Bosch (Eredivisie) agreed terms with 23-year old American forward Mike Miklusak (198-86kg-94). Miklusak just graduated from W.Illinois (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 23 games he had very impressive stats: 15.5ppg, 8.9rpg, 2.3apg and 1.2spg last season.
As mentioned above Miklusak is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

New Heroes Basketball Den Bosch roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Maarten Bouwknecht

Forwards:
Kees Akerboom
Stefan Wessels
Pim De_Vries
Mike Miklusak
Stan Van_Den_Elzen

Centers:
Marcel Aarts
Nick Oudendag
Kevin Bleeker

Coach: Silvano Poropat

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Sherrill inks at Den Bosch at the beginning of his pro career - by Eurobasket News

New Heroes Basketball Den Bosch (Eredivisie) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old American point guard Keshun Sherrill (175-73kg-94, agency: Interperformances). Sherrill just graduated from Augusta (NCAA2). He has played there for the last five years. In 28 games he recorded very impressive stats: 23.1ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.8apg and 1.3spg last season. Sherrill helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was selected All-PeachBelt Player of the Year and voted to All-PeachBelt 1st Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

New Heroes Basketball Den Bosch roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Maarten Bouwknecht
Keshun Sherrill

Forwards:
Kees Akerboom
Stefan Wessels
Pim De_Vries
Mike Miklusak
Stan Van_Den_Elzen

Centers:
Marcel Aarts
Nick Oudendag
Kevin Bleeker

Coach: Silvano Poropat

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LaVonte Dority (ex Francavilla) is a newcomer at Den Helder - by Eurobasket News

The Bright Kings Den Helder (Eredivisie) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American guard LaVonte Dority (185-91kg-91, college: Valparaiso). He played most recently at Francavilla Fontana in Italian Serie C Silver.
Among other achievements Dority's college team won Horizon League Tournament in 2013. He received also All-Horizon League 1st Team award back in 2014.
Dority has played also professionally in Germany (Kirchheim Knights).
He attended Valparaiso University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HUNGARY  


Sopron KC signs Sasa Zagorac - by Eurobasket News

Sopron KC (A Division) signed 33-year old Slovenian international power forward Sasa Zagorac (206-107kg-84, agency: PEPI SPORT). He played last season at Parma in Russian league. Zagorac managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 11 VTB United League games he had 10.5ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg. He also played that season for Lukoil Academic Sofia in Bulgarian NBL. The team played in three different competitions that year, and Zagorac was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 11 NBL games he recorded 7.9ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.7apg. He helped them to win the Supercup. Zagorac also played 9 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 10.4ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.6apg. He also played 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 9.0ppg and 2.5rpg.
Zagorac has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Slovenian senior team since 2015 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2005.
Zagorac represented Slovenia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 3.5ppg, 2.8rpg.
Zagorac is quite experienced player. He has played in five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Zagorac has played previously professionally in Austria (Kapfenberg Bulls), Iran (Shiraz a.s Pipe), Italy (Imola and BancaTercas), Spain (Melilla_Baloncesto, Gandia, Alaior and Cocinas.com) and Slovenia (Un.Olimpija and Zlatorog).
He could be described: Sasa Zagorac is a power forward who is able to bang inside but also posseses a nice touch from the outside. He is known to have a very high basketball IQ. He has a great body for a power forward. Coaches like him because he also plays smart defense. Due to his high basketball IQ he is also a decent passer for his size and position. He is in his prime basketball years right now and many experts believe he is ready for top level competition. During the years Sasa Zagorac was overlooked and didn't get the right opportunity to shine and show his skills.

Sopron KC roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Uros Duvnjak
Lamb Autrey

Forward:
Mate Meszaros

Centers:
Sasa Zagorac
Bago Martin

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  IRAQ  


Justin Hawkins (ex Al Shurtah) signs at Champville - by Eurobasket News

Champville (Pepsi LBL) landed 32-year old American small forward Justin Hawkins (203-100kg-85, college: New Mexico State). He played most recently at Al Shurtah in Iraqi Superleague. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Asia-Basket.com Iraqi League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Hawkins played at another team D Fenders in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen where in 46 games he averaged 9.6ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.5apg. He contributed to his team making it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-FIBA Asia Champions Cup Honorable Mention.
Two years ago (seven years after he left the college) Hawkins was drafted by Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League) in second round (36th overall).
The former New Mexico State standoutis in his tenth season in pro basketball.
Hawkins' team won Belarusian Cup in 2012.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Hawkins experienced life in six different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Hawkins has played previously professionally in Finland (Kouvot and Loimaan Korikonkarit), France (Strasbourg IG and Boulazac Basket), Saudi Arabia (Al Ahli Jeddah), Iraq (Duhok), NBA G League (Northern Arizona Suns, Iowa Energy and Maine Red Claws) and D-League (Springfield A.).
He is described as: Can play both wing positions and guard three positions defensively.

Champville roster for 2017-2018:

Justin Hawkins
John Assi
Ali Farhat
Ahmad Sbeity

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  ISRAEL  


Colman comes back to Hapoel Holon - by Nir Luna

Hapoel Unet Holon (Winner League) strengthened their roster with addition of 33-year old Danish ex-international guard Chanan Colman (191-91kg-84, college: Chipola JC). It is actually his comeback to Hapoel Holon as he has played here before. Colman played most recently at Hapoel Eilat (Winner League). In 34 games he recorded 7.6ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.1apg and 1.1spg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season Colman played at Maccabi Haifa where in 36 Winner League games he averaged 9.7ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.5apg and 1.6spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Colman received Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention award in 2015.
He was a member of Danish international program for some years. Colman was called to Danish Senior National Team between 2002 and 2008 and previously for U20 National Team in 2000.
He is quite experienced player. Colman has played also professionally in Finland (Espoo Honka and Namika Lr), Germany (ratiopharm Ulm), Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem and Maccabi Rishon) and Denmark (Stevnsgade, Roskilde, Randers and Svendborg).
The scouts decsribe him following way: He has excellent quickness and speed from end to end. He is very athletic. He sees the floor well and he can find his open teammates. He showed maturity and composure in the quarterback's role.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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James Bell (ex Hapoel Holon) signs at Darussafaka - by Eurobasket News

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL) landed 25-year old American swingman James Bell (197-100kg-92, college: Villanova). He played most recently at Hapoel Holon in Israeli Winner League. In 37 games he averaged 14.9ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg last season. Bell helped them to win the regular season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected 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 had 9.5ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.3apg. He also played 10 games in Eurocup where he recorded 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 in pro basketball.
Bell is described as: 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.

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Muhammed Baygul
Egehan Arna

Forwards:
JaJuan Johnson
James Bell

Center:
Emircan Kosut

Coach: David Blatt

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ITALY  


Obinna Oleka agreed terms with Enel Brindisi - by Eurobasket News

Enel Basket Brindisi (Serie A) strengthened their roster with addition of American forward Obinna Oleka (201-102kg). He just graduated from Arizona State University (NCAA). In 32 games he recorded 12.5ppg, 10.0rpg and 1.2apg last season.
As mentioned above Oleka is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Forli Tigers ink Riccardo Zani - by Eurobasket News

ASD Tigers Basket 2014 Forli (Serie B) agreed terms with 20-year old power forward Riccardo Zani (196-97). He played last season at Bondi Ferrara in the Serie A2. Serie A2 was a little too high level for him, where in 7 games he had just 0.3ppg. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Zani was tested by Fortituto Kontatto Bologna (Serie A).
He has played previously for Virtus Bologna.

ASD Tigers Basket 2014 Forli roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Antonio De_Fabritiis
Matteo Battisti
Francesco Papa
Gianluca Carpanzano

Forwards:
Christian Villani
Riccardo Zani
Alexander Cicchetti

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Angelico Biella adds Bowers to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Angelico Biella (Serie A2) added to their roster experienced 35-year old American point guard Timothy Bowers (188-86kg-82, college: Mississippi State) from Termoforgia Aurora Jesi. In 30 Serie A2 games in Italy he recorded very impressive stats: 17.8ppg, 6.4rpg, 6.1apg (top 3) and 1.9spg (in top 4) last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
The previous (15-16) season Bowers played at FCM Ferentino (Serie A) where in 39 games he averaged 12.1ppg, 4.9rpg, 4.3apg and 1.2spg.
Bowers' team was regular season runner-up in Italian SerieA in 2010.
He is quite experienced player. Bowers has played also professionally in Greece (Koroivos), Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem and B.C. Habikaa), Italy (Juvecaserta, Umana Venezia and Fiat Torino), NBDL (Asheville A.) and WBA Western Conf. (Gulf Coast B.).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Angelico Biella.
Bowers attended Mississippi State until 2004 and it will be his 14th (!!!) season as a professional player.
On Bowers: Possesses a lightning-quick first step to go along with his deft shooting touch... Skilled athlete... Improved his 3pt shooting during last year... Could become a stable European leagues star, while his limited size could prevent him to play at the SG in NBA...

Angelico Biella roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Timothy Bowers
Jazzmarr Ferguson
Luca Pollone

Forward:
Albano Chiarastella

Centers:
Giorgio Sgobba
Amedeo Tessitori

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Civitanova keeps Marinelli for another season - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Rossella Civitanova Marche re-signed 33-year old forward Matteo Marinelli (201-84, agency: Two Points). He played there last season.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Pallacanestro Senigallia where in 29 Serie B games he recorded 10.4ppg and 4.0rpg.
Marinelli has spent his entire career in Italy playing for five other teams: Monza, Ceglie, Bernalda, Cantini Lorano and Vasto.

Rossella Civitanova Marche roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gennaro Tessitore
Mario Tessitore
Matteo Felicioni

Forwards:
Francesco Amoroso
Matteo Marinelli

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ferdinando Nasello signs at San Miniato - by Eurobasket News

Etrusca Basket San Miniato (Serie B) landed 22-year old guard Ferdinando Nasello (194-95, agency: Octagon Europe) from Siena Virtus. Nasello has played there for the last three years. In 32 Serie B games he averaged 11.3ppg, 6.4rpg, 2.8apg and 2.5spg (leader !!!) last season.
His team was Runner-Up of Serie C Gold Group Toscana A Regular Season 2016.
Nasello has played previously for Mens Sana 1871 Siena.

Etrusca Basket San Miniato roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andrea Zita
Ferdinando Nasello

Forwards:
Andrea Chiriatti
Olivier Giacomelli

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Alessandro Nucci is a newcomer at Imola - by Eurobasket News

NPC Virtus Imola (Serie C Gold) added to their roster 24-year old guard Alessandro Nucci (193-93) from Bologna Salus.
Nucci helped his team to make it to the Serie C Gold Group Emilia Romagna Semifinals in 2017.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Spissu is back at Banco di Srd - by Eurobasket News

Banco di Sardegna Sassari (Serie A) agreed terms with 22-year old guard Marco Spissu (182-79kg-95). It is actually his comeback to Sassari as he has played here before. Spissu played last season at Virtus Bologna in Serie A2. He helped his team get promotion to Serie A. In 43 Serie A2 games he had 11.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.9apg and 1.8spg (in top 5). Spissu contributed to his team winning the Serie A2 title and the cup. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Italian Serie A2 All-Domestic Players Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Orsi Derthona Basket Tortona where in 40 Serie A games he recorded 9.8ppg, 3.4rpg, 3.5apg and 1.4spg. It was another spectacular season as he was named to Italian SerieA2 All-Star Game.
Spissu represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.4ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 66.7%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 75.0%.
Spissu has played previously for five other teams: Banco di Srd, Piacenza, Bari, Sant'Orsola Sassari and Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria.
On Spissu: A talented PG who is property of Dinamo Sassari and is expected to come back home when he will end his maturation.

Banco di Sardegna Sassari roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giacomo DeVecchi
Wiliam Hatcher
Rok Stipcevic
Scott Bamforth
Marco Spissu
Levi Randolph

Forwards:
Jonathan Tavernari
Achille Polonara
Dyshawn Pierre
Shawn Jones

Center:
Darko Planinic

Coach: Federico Pasquini

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Fiat Torino inks Durand Scott - by Eurobasket News

Fiat Torino (Serie A) agreed terms with 27-year old Jamaican swingman Durand Scott (196-92kg-90, college: Miami, FL) from Enel Brindisi. In 28 Serie A games in Italy he had 14.7ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.9apg and 1.4spg last season. Quite impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention.
The previous (2016) summer he played at Vaqueros in Puerto Rican BSN where in 15 games he recorded 11.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.3apg and 1.1spg in 2016 season. Scott helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Scott's college team won ACC Tournament in 2013. He was also voted All-ACC Defensive Player of the Year back in 2013.
He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Scott was a member of Jamaican Senior National Team in 2013.
He has played previously professionally in Israel (Hapoel Tel Aviv) and Spain (Blusens Monbus).
Scott attended University of Miami, Florida until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Fiat Torino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Davide Parente
Diante Garrett

Forward:
Durand Scott

Center:
Antonio Iannuzzi

Coach: Luca Banchi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Isacco Lovisotto signs at Agrigento - by Eurobasket News

Moncada Solar Agrigento (Serie A2) landed 19-year old power forward Isacco Lovisotto (205-94kg-98). He played most recently at Dolomiti Energia Trento in the Serie A. Serie A was a little too high level for him, where in 7 games he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound. Serie A2 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Lovisotto helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season he was tested by Virtus Bologna.
Lovisotto represented Italy at the European Championships U16 in Latvia three years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 5.0ppg, 2.1rpg.
Lovisotto has played previously for Benetton Treviso.

Moncada Solar Agrigento roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Jalen Cannon
Isacco Lovisotto

Center:
Tommaso Guariglia

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Oleggio keeps Calzavara for another season - by Eurobasket News

Oleggio Magic Basket (Serie B) re-signed 19-year old small forward Marco Calzavara (193-98). He played there last season. But in 29 Serie B games he averaged just 0.8ppg and 1.4rpg.

Oleggio Magic Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Forwards:
Edoardo Gallazzi
Alessandro Spatti
Matteo Lo_Biondo
Marco Calzavara

Center:
Stefano Colombo

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Valmontone keeps Bisconti for another season - by Eurobasket News

Air Fire Valmontone (Serie B) re-signed experienced 35-year old former international power forward Luca Bisconti (207-100kg-82). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 32 Serie B games he averaged impressive 16.7ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.8apg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B 3rd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Bisconti played at Palestrina where in 11 Serie B games he had 10.2ppg and 6.6rpg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements Bisconti's team won Italian A dilettanti Group B Regular Season for three years in a row (between 2009 and 2011). He was a member of Italian Senior National Team back in 2002.
Bisconti has spent his entire career in Italy playing for eight other teams: Lighthouse Conad Trapani, Perugia, Scafati, Messina Basket, Cento, Latina Basket, Roseto and Betaland Cdo.
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Valmontone.
Bisconti is described as: An athletic forward, with a stong body; is a very good leaper, and has a great timing for the rebounds; needs to improve his outside shooting;.

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Daniele Merletto joins Recanati - by Eurobasket News

Ambalt Recanati (Serie B) added to their roster 24-year old point guard Daniele Merletto (175-93) from PMS Moncalieri/San Mauro. In 36 Serie B games he had 11.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.3apg and 1.3spg last season. He helped them to win the regular season.
The previous (15-16) season Merletto played at Nuova Aquila Palermo where in 31 Serie B games he recorded 9.3ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.5apg and 1.5spg.
He has played previously for three other teams: Ruvo, Bisceglie and Barese.

Ambalt Recanati roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vincenzo Di_Viccaro
Andrea Gurini
Daniele Merletto

Forwards:
Giorgio Broglia
Davide Raponi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Casati re-signs at Desio - by Eurobasket News

Rimadesio Desio (Serie B) confirmed in their roster 26-year old guard Simone Casati (191-91, agency: SPORTlab Agency). He played there last season. In 23 Serie B games he had 6.6ppg, 1.4rpg, 1.1apg and 1.0spg.
Casati has played previously for three other teams: Bondi Ferrara, Betaland Cdo and Lecco.

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Roseto signs Federico Zampini - by Eurobasket News

Mec-Energy Roseto (Serie A2) signed 18-year old Federico Zampini (99, agency: Players Group). He played last season at the junior team of PMS Moncalieri/San Mauro in the Serie B. But in three games he had just 1.3ppg.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nunzio Corcelli is a newcomer at Ozzano - by Eurobasket News

New Flying Balls Ozzano dell Emilia (Serie C Gold) added to their roster 26-year old swingman Nunzio Corcelli (187-91) from NPC Virtus Imola. Corcelli has played there for the last three years.
His team won Italian Serie C Gold Group Emilia Romagna Regular Season in 2016.
Corcelli has played previously for four other teams: Pavia Basket, Piacenza, Bologna and Pavia.

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

Guards:
Nunzio Corcelli
Mario Chiusolo
Mattia Masre

Forwards:
Marco Morara
Francesco Magagnoli

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Umana Venezia adds Orelik to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) added to their roster 27-year old Lithuanian international swingman Gediminas Orelik (199-88kg-90). He played last season at Banvit Basketbol Kulubu in Turkish BSL league. In 31 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.5apg. Orelik helped them to win the cup. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League 2nd Team. Orelik also played 19 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 13.7ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.6apg. He contributed to his team making it to the final. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League 2nd Team and Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Orelik played at Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL. In 46 games he had 9.7ppg, 3.7rpg and 2.0apg. He contributed to his team winning the Cup and make to league semifinals. Orelik also played 10 games in Eurocup where he got 11.9ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.3apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Orelik was voted Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Domestic Player of the Year back in 2013.
He has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. Orelik has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team in 2010.
He represented Lithuania at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
Orelik has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Siauliai, Vytautas, Pakruojis and P.Zvaigzdes.
The scouts decsribe him following way: One of best forwards of the Baltic league and Lithuanian league. Excellent shooter and pick n roll player. Great passer. Uses well his body on low post game and Off and Def rebounds. Great passer and game reader. Still young but plays solid on the floor. One of the most talented players to work with.

Umana Reyer Venezia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marquez Haynes
Andrea De_Nicolao
Julyan Stone

Forwards:
Mitchell Watt
Gediminas Orelik
Michael Bramos

Center:
Paul Biligha

By Eurobasket Data Center

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LaVonte Dority (ex Francavilla) is a newcomer at Den Helder - by Eurobasket News

The Bright Kings Den Helder (Eredivisie) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American guard LaVonte Dority (185-91kg-91, college: Valparaiso). He played most recently at Francavilla Fontana in Italian Serie C Silver.
Among other achievements Dority's college team won Horizon League Tournament in 2013. He received also All-Horizon League 1st Team award back in 2014.
Dority has played also professionally in Germany (Kirchheim Knights).
He attended Valparaiso University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Latina Basket tabs Benjamin Raymond - by Eurobasket News

Benacquista Assicurazioni Latina Basket (Serie A2) inked 30-year old American swingman Benjamin Raymond (198-103kg-87, college: Xavier) from FCM Ferentino. In 30 Serie A2 games in Italy he averaged impressive 16.5ppg, 6.0rpg and 2.6apg last season.
Among other achievements Raymond won Finnish League championship title in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian LNP Gold Forward of the Year award in 2015.
Raymond is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to eight different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Raymond has played previously professionally also in Argentina (Boca Juniors), Belgium (Okapi Aalstar), Cyprus (Apollon), Georgia (MIA), Lebanon (Anibal), Slovenia (Helios) and Finland (Tampereen Pyrinto).
He attended Xavier University until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
Raymond's game is described as: A very athletic PF who puts a lot of energy in any moment of his game. Has good scoring skills and can grab rebounds at both ends of the floor.

Benacquista Assicurazioni Latina Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andrea Saccaggi
Riccardo Tavernelli
Andrea Pastore

Forward:
Benjamin Raymond

Center:
Giovanni Allodi

Coach: Franco Gramenzi

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Bergamo tabs Giovanni Fattori - by Eurobasket News

Bergamo Basket 2014 (Serie B) inked 32-year old forward Giovanni Fattori (203-85, agency: SPORTlab Agency). He played most recently at Mec-Energy Roseto in the Serie A2. In 38 games he averaged 4.1ppg and 2.6rpg last season. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Fattori ended the previous (2015-16) season at Legnano (Serie A) where in 11 games he had 4.5ppg and 2.9rpg. But the most of that year he spent at Campli Basket (also in Serie A2). In 18 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 6.0rpg and 2.0apg.
Fattori was a member of Italian U20 National Team back in 2004.
He has played previously for six other teams: Scafati, Latina Basket, San Severo, USE Basket, Osimo and Cantini Lorano.
Fattori's game is described as: A promising forward with good athletic skills, coordinated and with a good inside game; has recently developed a soft shooting touch from the outside, that could enable him soon to spend time even at the SF position;.

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Bergamo signs Davide Bozzetto - by Eurobasket News

Bergamo Basket 2014 (Serie B) signed 28-year old center Davide Bozzetto (207-89, agency: Players Group) from Erogasmet Crema. In 33 Serie B games he had 8.7ppg, 10.6rpg (#2 in the league) and 1.6apg last season.
Bozzetto won A dilettanti Cup in 2011.
He has played previously for six other teams: The Flexx Pistoia, Verona, Pavia Basket, Siena Virtus, Pordenone and Pavia.

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Barcellona keeps Teghini for another season - by Eurobasket News

Basket Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (Serie B) re-signed 25-year old guard Michael Teghini (192-92). He played there last season. In 35 Serie B games he averaged 3.0ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.1apg. Teghini helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Corona Platina. Teghini contributed to his team making it to the group final after they ended regular season as second best team.
He has played previously for two other teams: Alma Trieste and Trieste Servolana.

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Luca Munastra joins Costa d'Orlando - by Eurobasket News

Costa d'Orlando (Serie B) agreed terms with 20-year old shooting guard Luca Munastra (186-97). He played most recently at Betaland Cdo in the Serie A. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.

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Padova inks Andrea Piazza - by Eurobasket News

Virtus Padova (Serie B) agreed terms with 28-year old point guard Andrea Piazza (188-75kg-89). He played last season at Mec-Energy Roseto in Italian Serie A2. In 18 games he had just 2.5ppg and 1.9rpg. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Piazza also played that season for Proger BLS Chieti (also in Serie A2) where in 19 games he recorded only 2.2ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.5apg.
His team was regular season runner-up in Italian Serie B Group B in 2015.
Piazza has played previously for four other teams: Pordenone, Pallacanestro Alto Sebino Volpino, GSA Amici Pallacanestro Udine and Ticino.

Virtus Padova roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Andrea Piazza

Forwards:
Enrico Crosato
Marco Lazzaro

Center:
Claudio Nobile

Coach: Daniele Rubini

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Mestre keeps Prete for another season - by Eurobasket News

Emme Retail Mestre (Serie C Gold) re-signed 26-year old forward Marco Prete (200-91). He has played there for the last four seasons.
Prete helped his team to make it to the Serie C Gold Group Veneto FVG Semifinals in 2017.

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Umana Venezia keeps Ress for another season - by Eurobasket News

Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) re-signed experienced 37-year old former Italian international power forward Tomas Ress (208-108kg-80, college: Texas A&M). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Ress has played there for the last three seasons. In 41 Serie A games he averaged just 2.0ppg and 1.2rpg last season. Ress helped them to win the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. Ress also played 19 games in Basketball Champions League where he had only 2.5ppg and 1.6rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the Basketball Champions League Final Four.
Among other achievements Ress received Eurobasket.com Italian SerieA All-Domestic Players Team award back in 2014.
He also represented Italy at the Qualifications to European Championships 2011 seven years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 2.6ppg, 2.4rpg.
Ress has spent his entire career in Italy playing for six other teams: Virtus 1934 Bologna, VL Pesaro, Grissin Bon RE, Fortituto Kontatto Bologna, Mens Sana 1871 Siena and Pesaro Loreto.
Ress is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Umana Venezia.
Ress attended Texas A&M University until 2003 and it will be his 15th (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: Tomas has the potential to be a NBA-type player. A kid that size with his perimeter skills, who can shoot the three, there is somewhere he can play and make some money playing this game. His main thing is getting stronger and not wearing down.

Umana Reyer Venezia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marquez Haynes
Andrea De_Nicolao
Julyan Stone

Forwards:
Tomas Ress
Mitchell Watt
Gediminas Orelik
Michael Bramos

Center:
Paul Biligha

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Nicola Mastrangelo signs at Cento - by Eurobasket News

Benedetto XIV Cento (Serie B) landed 19-year old guard Nicola Mastrangelo (190-98). He played most recently at Bondi Ferrara in the Serie A2. Serie A2 was a little too high level for him, where in 9 games he averaged just 0.8ppg last season. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.

Benedetto XIV Cento roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nelson Rizzitiello
Carlo Cantone
Adrian Chiera
Marco Pasqualin
Nicola Mastrangelo

Forwards:
Michele Benfatto
Adama Ba
Andrea Graziani

Center:
Giorgio Piunti

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Cognigni re-signs at Civitanova - by Eurobasket News

Rossella Civitanova Marche (Serie B) confirmed in their roster Filippo Cognigni. He played there last season.

Rossella Civitanova Marche roster for 2017-2018:

Gennaro Tessitore
Francesco Amoroso
Matteo Marinelli
Mario Tessitore
Matteo Felicioni
Filippo Cognigni

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Nardo adds Poti to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Nature Nardo added to their roster 26-year old swingman Alessandro Poti (192-91) from Ambrosia Lions Bisceglie. In 37 Serie B games he recorded 10.5ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.7apg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season Poti played at Nuova Pallacanestro Monteroni where in 17 Serie B games he averaged impressive 16.6ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.8apg and 1.4spg.
Poti's team won Italian DNB Group B Regular Season in 2014.
He has played previously for five other teams: Grissin Bon RE, Germani Basket Brescia, Latina Basket, Bologna and Orzinuovi GaGa.

Nature Nardo roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Yancarlos_Jefferson Rodriguez

Forwards:
Valerio Polonara
Stefano Provenzano
Alessandro Poti

Center:
Goran Bjelic

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Teramo lands Victorio Gustavo Musso - by Eurobasket News

Basket Teramo 2015 (Serie B) tabbed 33-year old naturalized Argentinian point guard Victorio Gustavo Musso (185-84) from We're Basket Ortona. Musso has played there for the last three years. In 26 Serie B games he averaged 9.7ppg, 4.8rpg, 5.0apg and 1.5spg last season.
He won Italian Serie C Group F championship title in 2015.
Musso has spent his entire career in Italy playing for seven other teams: Chieti, Porto Torres, Ruvo, Montevarchi, Passeri, Sant'Orsola Sassari and Montevarchi.

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For Pontevecchio Bologna welcomes back Di Rauso - by Eurobasket News

For Pontevecchio Bologna (Serie C Gold) landed 20-year old center Giovanni Di Rauso (200-97). It is actually his comeback to Bologna as he has played here before. Di Rauso played most recently at Maleco Nerviano in the Serie C Gold.
The previous (15-16) season he played at For Pontevecchio Bologna.
Di Rauso has played previously for Bologna Basket.

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Cory Jefferson (ex Alaska Aces) to sign at EA7 Armani - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) is expected to land 27-year old American forward Cory Jefferson (206-100kg-90, college: Baylor). He played most recently at Alaska Aces in Filipino PBA league. In 11 games he averaged impressive 29.5ppg, 14.0rpg, 1.8apg and 1.8bpg last season. Jefferson also played that season for another team Austin Toros in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen where in 42 games he had very remarkable stats: 15.8ppg and 8.4rpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to D-League All-Star Game.
Three years ago Jefferson was drafted by San Antonio Spurs (NBA) in second round (60th overall). He attended Baylor University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Jefferson played in the final of Big 12 Tournament in 2012 and 2014. He received also USBWA All-District VII Player of the Year award back in 2014 at his college time.
Jefferson represented USA at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
He has played previously professionally in NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers, Brooklyn Nets and Phoenix Suns) and NBA G League (Northern Arizona Suns and Maine Red Claws).

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dairis Bertans
Jordan Theodore
Andrew Goudelock

Forwards:
Vladimir Micov
Amath M'Baye
Cory Jefferson

Centers:
Patric Young
Kaleb Tarczewski

Coach: Simone Pianigiani

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  JAMAICA  


Santa Tecla lands Devin Thompson - by Eurobasket News

Santa Tecla BC (Liga MB) tabbed experienced 37-year old American (has also Jamaican passport) forward Devin Thompson (199-80, college: St.Peter's). He played in the summer at Asocoacion Baloncesto de Apopa in Salvadorean Liga Superior. In two games he averaged impressive 28.5ppg, 8.0rpg, 3.5apg, 1.5spg and 3.0bpg. Liga MB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Thompson also played that season for Brujos Izalco where in 34 Liga MB games he had 7.6ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.4apg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the El Salvador Liga Mayor Clausura Semifinals in 2016. Thompson received also Latinbasket.com All-El Salvador Liga Mayor Torneo Clausura Honorable Mention award in 2016.
And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Thompson has played previously professionally also in Sweden (Norrkoping Dolphins), Entertainment team (Harlem Globetrotters) and El Salvador (Denver-FAS San Salvador, Cosmos and Canarios).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Santa Tecla.
Thompson attended St. Peter's College until 2003 and it will be his 15th (!!!) season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @LMBestadisticas)

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Fiat Torino inks Durand Scott - by Eurobasket News

Fiat Torino (Serie A) agreed terms with 27-year old Jamaican swingman Durand Scott (196-92kg-90, college: Miami, FL) from Enel Brindisi. In 28 Serie A games in Italy he had 14.7ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.9apg and 1.4spg last season. Quite impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention.
The previous (2016) summer he played at Vaqueros in Puerto Rican BSN where in 15 games he recorded 11.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.3apg and 1.1spg in 2016 season. Scott helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Scott's college team won ACC Tournament in 2013. He was also voted All-ACC Defensive Player of the Year back in 2013.
He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Scott was a member of Jamaican Senior National Team in 2013.
He has played previously professionally in Israel (Hapoel Tel Aviv) and Spain (Blusens Monbus).
Scott attended University of Miami, Florida until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Fiat Torino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Davide Parente
Diante Garrett

Forward:
Durand Scott

Center:
Antonio Iannuzzi

Coach: Luca Banchi

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  KOSOVO  


Kosovan U20 National Team 2017 - by Drilon Ahmeti

Starting five
#s#
Muhamedali Janjeva
Janjeva
Rinor Peci
Peci
Burim Zekiqi
Zekiqi
Dardan Kapiti
Kapiti
Egzon Kuci
Kuci
#e#5
4Muhamedali Janjeva 201-F-98 Sigal Prishtina Kosovo
5Rinor Peci 187-PG-97 Sigal Prishtina Kosovo
6Valon Bunjaku 191-G-98 Rahoveci Kosovo
7Gent Shala 197-F-98 Kerasan Kosovo
8Bardhosh Kelmeni 195-G-98 Malbas Sweden
9Ilir Hasani 186-PG-97 Kerasan Kosovo
10Mergim Jakupi 202-F/C-97 Kerasan Kosovo
11Edmond Kryeziu 193-F-98 Bashkimi Kosovo
12Dion Haxhosaj 208-C/F-98 ISA USA
13Burim Zekiqi 200-G/F-97 Trepca Kosovo
14Dardan Kapiti 206-F/C-00 Kerasan Kosovo
15Egzon Kuci 196-SF-97 Ylli Kosovo

Jeton Nixha Head Coach Rahoveci Kosovo
Elvedin Plakiq Assistant



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  LATVIA  


Ventspils ink Julius Jucikas, ex Lietuvos rytas - by Eurobasket News

BK Ventspils (LBL) agreed terms with 28-year old Lithuanian power forward Julius Jucikas (205-104kg-89, agency: Octagon Europe). He played last season at Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL league. In 36 games he had 3.6ppg and 1.6rpg. Jucikas helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Jucikas also played 10 games in Eurocup where he recorded 3.0ppg.
The previous (15-16) season Jucikas played at Dzukija (also in LKL). In 17 games he averaged impressive 15.7ppg and 4.1rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Jucikas was voted Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian NKL Honorable Mention back in 2012 and 2013.
He represented Lithuania at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. Jucikas' team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 8 games: 6.1ppg, 3.4rpg, FGP: 52.8%, FT: 64.7%.
Jucikas has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Siauliai, Silute and Pakruojis.

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  LEBANON  


Justin Hawkins (ex Al Shurtah) signs at Champville - by Eurobasket News

Champville (Pepsi LBL) landed 32-year old American small forward Justin Hawkins (203-100kg-85, college: New Mexico State). He played most recently at Al Shurtah in Iraqi Superleague. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Asia-Basket.com Iraqi League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Hawkins played at another team D Fenders in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen where in 46 games he averaged 9.6ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.5apg. He contributed to his team making it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-FIBA Asia Champions Cup Honorable Mention.
Two years ago (seven years after he left the college) Hawkins was drafted by Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League) in second round (36th overall).
The former New Mexico State standoutis in his tenth season in pro basketball.
Hawkins' team won Belarusian Cup in 2012.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Hawkins experienced life in six different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Hawkins has played previously professionally in Finland (Kouvot and Loimaan Korikonkarit), France (Strasbourg IG and Boulazac Basket), Saudi Arabia (Al Ahli Jeddah), Iraq (Duhok), NBA G League (Northern Arizona Suns, Iowa Energy and Maine Red Claws) and D-League (Springfield A.).
He is described as: Can play both wing positions and guard three positions defensively.

Champville roster for 2017-2018:

Justin Hawkins
John Assi
Ali Farhat
Ahmad Sbeity

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  LIBERIA  


Lokomotiv may land Joe Ragland - by Eurobasket News

Lokomotiv Kuban (VTB) is close to add to their roster 28-year old American (has also Liberian passport) point guard Joe Ragland (182-80kg-89, college: Wichita State) who played last time at Scandone Avellino in Italy. In 35 Serie A games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 17.7ppg and had 3.3rpg, 5.1apg and 1.4spg last season. He helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Guard of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team. Ragland also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 14.6ppg, 3.7rpg and 5.2apg.
The previous (15-16) season Ragland played at Pinar Karsiyaka in Turkish BSL. In 6 games he averaged 13.8ppg, 3.8rpg, 7.7apg and 1.3spg. He also played 7 games in Euroleague where he got 11.9ppg, 3.0rpg and 3.1apg.
Ragland has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
His team won MVC Regular Season in 2012.
Ragland has played previously professionally also in Spain (UCAM Murcia).
He attended Wichita State until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
On Ragland: A super quick and energic combo guard player. He's a very good outside shooter and scorer, his powerful body enables him to be very effective at the defensive side too. Great upside, even at Euroleage level.

Lokomotiv Kuban roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chris Babb
Trevor Lacey

Forwards:
Pavel Antipov
Stanislav Ilnitskiy

Centers:
Frank Elegar
Brian Qvale

Coach: Sasa Obradovic

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  LITHUANIA  


Ventspils ink Julius Jucikas, ex Lietuvos rytas - by Eurobasket News

BK Ventspils (LBL) agreed terms with 28-year old Lithuanian power forward Julius Jucikas (205-104kg-89, agency: Octagon Europe). He played last season at Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL league. In 36 games he had 3.6ppg and 1.6rpg. Jucikas helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Jucikas also played 10 games in Eurocup where he recorded 3.0ppg.
The previous (15-16) season Jucikas played at Dzukija (also in LKL). In 17 games he averaged impressive 15.7ppg and 4.1rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Jucikas was voted Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian NKL Honorable Mention back in 2012 and 2013.
He represented Lithuania at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. Jucikas' team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 8 games: 6.1ppg, 3.4rpg, FGP: 52.8%, FT: 64.7%.
Jucikas has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Siauliai, Silute and Pakruojis.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Umana Venezia adds Orelik to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) added to their roster 27-year old Lithuanian international swingman Gediminas Orelik (199-88kg-90). He played last season at Banvit Basketbol Kulubu in Turkish BSL league. In 31 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.5apg. Orelik helped them to win the cup. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League 2nd Team. Orelik also played 19 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 13.7ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.6apg. He contributed to his team making it to the final. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League 2nd Team and Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Orelik played at Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL. In 46 games he had 9.7ppg, 3.7rpg and 2.0apg. He contributed to his team winning the Cup and make to league semifinals. Orelik also played 10 games in Eurocup where he got 11.9ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.3apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Orelik was voted Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Domestic Player of the Year back in 2013.
He has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. Orelik has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team in 2010.
He represented Lithuania at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
Orelik has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Siauliai, Vytautas, Pakruojis and P.Zvaigzdes.
The scouts decsribe him following way: One of best forwards of the Baltic league and Lithuanian league. Excellent shooter and pick n roll player. Great passer. Uses well his body on low post game and Off and Def rebounds. Great passer and game reader. Still young but plays solid on the floor. One of the most talented players to work with.

Umana Reyer Venezia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marquez Haynes
Andrea De_Nicolao
Julyan Stone

Forwards:
Mitchell Watt
Gediminas Orelik
Michael Bramos

Center:
Paul Biligha

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Lithuanian University National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Lithuanian University National Team 2017
#s#
Paulius Danisevicius
Danisevicius
Paulius Valinskas
Valinskas
Rytis Juknevicius
Juknevicius
Kristupas Zemaitis
Zemaitis
Regimantas Miniotas
Miniotas
#e#5
Paulius Danisevicius 178-PG-95 Dzukija Lithuania
Paulius Valinskas 190-SG-95 Zalgiris Lithuania
Rytis Juknevicius 187-SG-93 Nevezis Lithuania
Kristupas Zemaitis 192-G-96 Vytautas Lithuania
Regimantas Miniotas 206-C/F-96 Vytautas Lithuania
Justas Tamulis 194-SF-94 P.Zvaigzdes Lithuania
Martinas Geben 206-F-94 Notre Dame USA
Evaldas Saulys 190-G-93 Suduva-Mantinga Lithuania
Tomas Dimsa 195-F/G-94 Vytautas Lithuania
Martynas Sajus 208-C-96 Polpharma Poland
Ignas Vaitkus 183-G-98 Mazeikiai Lithuania
Laimonas Chatkevicius 211-PF-93 MKS DG Poland
Mindaugas Kacinas 201-F-93 Neptunas Lithuania
Donatas Tarolis 202-F-94 Lietkabelis Lithuania
Matas Jucikas 205-C-94 Neptunas Lithuania




Palma adds Zyle to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Palma Air Europa de Palma de Mallorca (LEB Gold) added to their roster 29-year old Lithuanian center Gediminas Zyle (210-106kg-88, agency: Octagon Europe) from Leyma Basquet Coruna. In 39 LEB Gold games in Spain he had 11.2ppg and 3.8rpg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Zyle's team made it to the LEB Gold Play-Off Semifinals in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Honorable Mention back in 2014.
Zyle represented Lithuania at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: 12.2ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.0bpg, FGP-1 (74.4%), 3PT: 11.1%, FT: 54.5%.
Zyle has played also professionally in Romania (CSU Sibiu) and Lithuania (LSU-Atletas, Neptunas, Nafta-Uni-Akvaservis Klaipeda, Nevezis and Zalgiris II Kaunas).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Vytis keep Jezukevicius for another season - by Eurobasket News

Vytis Zanavykas Sakiai (NKL) re-signed 27-year old center Edvinas Jezukevicius (207-98kg-90). He played there last season. In 53 NKL games he recorded 12.5ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.5apg. Jezukevicius helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian NKL 3rd Team.
The most of previous (2015-16) season he spent at Dzukija (LKL) where in 18 games he averaged 4.4ppg and 3.2rpg. Jezukevicius also played that season for Perlas-MRU Vilnius (LKL). In 12 games he had 11.9ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.0apg.
Jezukevicius was a member of Lithuanian U20 National Team back in 2010.
He has played previously for five other teams: Lietuvos rytas, Lietkabelis, Sakalai, Dailes Akademija and Trakai.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Edvinas has good body for C player, runs the floor well for his size, rebounds well, a good shotblocker. He is very versible under the basket with his game back to the basket, he is good pick&roll player whom even has good midle range shot. Needs to improve his athletism and have more confidence and decision making on time. If he improves in this, he might become hardly stopable player.

Vytis Zanavykas Sakiai roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Paulius Beliavicius

Forwards:
Marijus Uzupis
Gytis Radzevicius

Center:
Edvinas Jezukevicius

Coach: Aurimas Jasilionis

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Vytis keep Radzevicius for another season - by Eurobasket News

Vytis Zanavykas Sakiai (NKL) re-signed 22-year old small forward Gytis Radzevicius (195-95). He played there last season. In 28 NKL games he recorded 13.0ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.9apg and 1.5spg. Radzevicius helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian NKL 2nd Team and Honorable Mention. He also played that season for Perlas-MRU Vilnius where in 22 NKL games he averaged 11.2ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.5apg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian NKL 2nd Team and Honorable Mention.
Radzevicius won Lithuanian SKL A Lyga championship title in 2015.
He has played previously for two other teams: Kupiskis and SKM-Agotos.

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Beliavicius re-signs at Vytis - by Eurobasket News

Vytis Zanavykas Sakiai (NKL) confirmed in their roster 29-year old guard Paulius Beliavicius (194-86kg-88). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 50 NKL games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.6apg and 1.3spg last season. Beliavicius helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian NKL Honorable Mention.
His team was regular season runner-up in Lithuanian NKL in 2016.
Beliavicius was a member of Lithuanian U19 National Team back in 2007.
He has played previously for six other teams: Zalgiris, LSU-Atletas, Petrochema, Mazeikiai, Nevezis and P.Zvaigzdes.

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Vytis keep Uzupis for another season - by Eurobasket News

Vytis Zanavykas Sakiai (NKL) re-signed 24-year old forward Marijus Uzupis (197-96kg-93). He has played there for the last five seasons. In 37 NKL games he averaged 9.9ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.3apg last season. Uzupis helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements his team was regular season runner-up in Lithuanian NKL in 2016. Uzupis received also Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian NKL Honorable Mention award in 2015.
He represented Lithuania at the 3x3 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore seven years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 1.3ppg, 1.1rpg.
Uzupis has played previously for two other teams: Suduva-Mantinga and Marijampoles ZSM-Exleasingcar.

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COURTKINGS TAKE DOWN VISION TO CLAIM BACK TO BACK CHAMPIONSHIPS - by Charles Hickman

Huntsville,Tx-------- The Midwest Basketball League had its 2017 Championship game this past weekend on the campus of Sam Houston State University. Both teams arrived to the arena with a police escort and as they went through pregame interviews you could see the excitement on their faces on how the day started off. Once the ball was in the air it was indeed a dog fight as the Vision and the CourtKings would exchange spurts in the game going on runs of their own. Toward the end it was all Cedar Valley as Raijon Kelly (6'4''-G-93, college: Angelo St., agency: Interlace Hoops) cought fire and appeared to be half man half amazing on the court as he carried the courtkings to a 121-106 victory to claim the 2017 MBL Championship. After the game the the CourtKings took pictures with the Huntsville Diamonds Cancer Team and signed autographs for the fans while enjoying the moment.


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Coach Dejan Radonjic leaves Crvena Zvezda - by Eurobasket News

47-year old Montenegrin coach Dejan Radonjic (agency: BeoBasket) left Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd (KLS). Radonjic has coached there for the last four years. He helped them to win the league title. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Coach of the Year.
Radonjic was coaching Montenegrin Senior National Team between 2008 and 2011, and coached also U20 National Team between 2006 and 2010.
He has coached also professionally in Montenegro (Buducnost).

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Kitsap Admirals claim West Conference title - by Eurobasket News

Kitsap Admirals are the West Conference champions. They edged Quad City Flames 118:113 to advance into NABL semifinals. It was a close game from start to finish but the Admirals managed to eke out a tough victory at the end. Jeff Perkins (6'6''-F-93) stepped up with 27 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort. Lonnie Pearson-Piper (6'7''-F) contributed 24 points and 18 boards, while DesJuan Newton (6'2''-G, college: Rogers St.) provided 24 points for the winners.



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Carmelo Anthony Hopes Knicks Fulfill Plan To Trade Him To Rockets - by Eurobasket News

Carmelo Anthony (6'8''-SF-84, college: Syracuse) continues to count on the New York Knicks to fulfill their previously agreed upon mandate to trade him to the Houston Rockets. Steve Mills and Scott Perry are pursuing a meeting with Anthony. Anthony expects the Knicks to rebuild without him. Over the past few weeks, Anthony has begun to prioritize a trade to the Rockets to join Chris Paul and James Harden over the Cavaliers and LeBron James. Houston is determined to trade for Anthony and believes he only has interest in playing for them next season. Mills and Perry are evaluating whether it's worth allowing time for Anthony's standing around the NBA to be rebuilt. Perry has history with Anthony and strong relationships with some in his inner circle.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



The Pistons waived Michael Gbinije - by Eurobasket News

Detroit Pistons waived 25-year old forward Michael Gbinije (201-91kg-92, college: Syracuse). Gbinije played there last season. But in 9 NBA games he recorded just 0.4ppg. He also played that season for another team Drive where in 16 games he averaged 12.0ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.9spg.
Last year Gbinije was drafted by the Pistons in second round (49th overall). The former Syracuse University standoutis in his second season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Gbinije's team was regular season runner-up in ACC in 2012 and 2014. He received also ACC All-Defensive Team award in 2016 at his college time.
Gbinije represented USA at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 5.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 66.7%, 3PT: 42.9%.

Detroit Pistons roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Reggie Bullock
Langston Galloway

Forwards:
Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson
Eric Moreland

Centers:
Anthony Tolliver
Markus Kennedy

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The Kings ink Frank Mason III - by Eurobasket News

Sacramento Kings (NBA) signed 23-year old point guard Frank Mason III (180-86kg-94). He just graduated from Kansas (NCAA). Mason III has played there for the last four years. In 35 games he had very impressive stats: 20.9ppg, 4.2rpg, 5.1apg and 1.3spg last season. Mason III helped them to win the regular season and they also made it to the NCAA Elite Eight. Quite impressive season as he was voted USBWA All-District VI Player of the Year, All-Big 12 Player of the Year and NABC Division I All-America Player of the Year.
This summer he was drafted by the Kings in second round (34th overall). Mason III just graduated from Kansas and it is his first season in pro basketball. Mason III was also voted USBasket.com All-NCAA Player of the Year in 2017 at his college time.
His college team won Big 12 Tournament in 2016.
Mason III represented USA at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: Score-5 (14.5ppg), 5.6rpg, Assists-1 (4.4apg), Steals-4 (2.5spg), FGP: 59.6%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 71.4%.
Mason III has played previously for Petersburg.

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Rajon Rondo agreed terms with the Pelicans - by Eurobasket News

New Orleans Pelicans (NBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old point guard Rajon Rondo (185-84kg-86, college: Kentucky). He played most recently at Chicago Bulls. In 71 NBA games he recorded 7.9ppg, 5.3rpg, 6.7apg and 1.5spg last season. NBA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Rondo played at the Kings where in 71 NBA games he averaged 11.8ppg, 6.1rpg, 11.7apg (leader !!!) and 2.0spg (in top 5).
In 2006 he was drafted by Phoenix Suns in first round (21st overall). Rondo attended University of Kentucky and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he won NBA Atlantic Division championship title for five years in a row (between 2008 and 2012). Rondo received also NBA All-Defensive 2nd Team award back in 2009 and 2012.
He has played previously for two other teams: Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics.
The scouts decsribe him following way: (by Cole Burwell for NBADraft.net in 2006)
A lightning quick point guard with the ability to penetrate seemingliy at will. Has incredible body control and takes the ball to the basket and finishes exceptionally well for a PG. He has a scorers mentality, but also passes the ball well especially on the dribble drive. Owns great ball handling skills which become lethal combined with his quickness.
His outside shot has become better but with improvement in this area, defenders will have to respect that facet of his game which will make it impossible to keep him from getting into the lane
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The Pacers cut Georges Niang - by Eurobasket News

Indiana Pacers waived 24-year old forward Georges Niang (203-109kg-93, college: Iowa State). Niang played there last season. But in 23 NBA games he recorded just 0.9ppg.
Last year he was drafted by the Pacers in second round (50th overall). The former Iowa State standoutis in his second season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements his college team won Big 12 Tournament for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). Niang received also NABC All-District 8 1st Team award in 2015 and 2016.

Indiana Pacers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Darren Collison
Victor Oladipo
Edmond Sumner

Forwards:
Bojan Bogdanovic
Ben Moore

Center:
Domantas Sabonis

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Black comes back to the Rockets - by Eurobasket News

Houston Rockets (NBA) inked 26-year old forward Tarik Black (206-119kg-91, college: Kansas). It is actually his comeback to the Rockets as he has played here before. Black played most recently at LA Lakers. In 67 NBA games he recorded 5.7ppg and 5.1rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Black played at another team D Fenders where in 8 games he averaged impressive 16.4ppg, 11.8rpg, 1.0apg and 2.3bpg.
Black has never been drafted by the NBA.
Among other achievements his team won Big 12 Regular Season in 2014. Black received also C-USA All-Defensive Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
Black graduated from University of Kansas in 2014 and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.

Houston Rockets roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chris Paul
James Harden
Deandre Liggins
Tim Quarterman
LJ Peak

Forwards:
P.J. Tucker
Ryan Kelly
Tarik Black
Jarrod Uthoff
Cameron Oliver

Centers:
Nene Hilario
Qi Zhou

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Top-100 prospect Jamarko Pickett granted release from Ole Miss - by Eurobasket News

Ole Miss has granted a release to Class of 2017 forward JaMarko Pickett (6'8''-PF), a source confirmed to NBCSports.com. The 6-foot-8, 190-pound Pickett is considered the No. 77 overall prospect in the 2017 national rankings, according to Rivals, as this is a big blow for Ole Miss recruiting. A native of Washington D.C., Pickett played his high school ball at Massanutten Military Academy this past season as he will likely become a coveted recruit at this stage of the offseason. Ole Miss still has four-star high school guard Devontae Shuler (6'4''-G-98) and junior college forward Bruce Stevens (6'8''-PF) signed for next season.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



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Hoopers, Falcons, Pillars, Bulls clinch playoff spots - by Eurobasket News

The fourth and final round of the regular season of the Kwese Premier Basketball League tips off today in centres around Nigeria with 7 games left to be played by each team. Regardless of the outcome of these games, four teams have secured spots in the Conference Six Playoffs. These teams are the top two teams from the Atlantic Conference (Rivers Hoopers, Kwara Falcons) and the Savannah Conference (Kano Pillars, Gombe Bulls) respectively. According to the Rules and Regulations of the Premier Basketball League, teams are awarded 2 points for each game won, 1 point for games lost, and no point for games forfeited. Kano Pillars have won 19 games and lost 2 (40pts), Rivers Hoopers and Gombe Bulls have each won 18 games and lost 3 (39pts) while Kwara Falcons have 38 pts with 17 wins and 4 losses. This means that as long as these four teams show up for the last 7 games in the regular season, the lowest possible points they can finish with - 47, 46, 46, 45 - will be higher than the best possible points for the bottom two teams in each conference - Delta Force 39, NAF Rockets 38, Bauchi Nets 40, Kada Stars 39. Also, NAF Rockets will start the fourth round with a bit of confidence having defeated Hoops & Read 64 - 61 to end their 16 game losing streak - the longest in franchise history and possibly the longest in the history of the league. The last time they won a game was April 27 when they defeated Police Baton. With 7 games left in regular season, Rockets' focus will be winning as much as they can to avoid relegation to the Division One Championship. They play Hoops & Read for the opening game of the fourth round.
Courtesy of: bballnaija.com



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Olimpia Kings win Apertura 2017 title - by Eurobasket News

Olimpia Kings won Apertura 2017 title as they beat Libertad 2-1 in the championship series. After the teams exchanged the victories in the first two games, Olimpia Kings posted the decisive 98-79 win. O'Louis McCullough (198-G/F-82, college: Francis Marion, agency: DTMones) top-scored for the winners with 32 points, while Alejandro Peralta (195-F-91) netted 27. Rodney Alexander (201-F-87, college: Illinois) followed them with 18 points in a win. Edgar Riveros (184-PG-91) ended up with 22 points in the losing effort.


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Gilas Pilipinas comes out sloppy, falls to Canada in Jones Cup opener - by Eurobasket News

Gilas Pilipinas played a generally sloppy game and they paid for it with a 90-77 loss to Canada to open their 2017 William Jones Cup campaign on Saturday, July 15 in Taipei, Taiwan. The Philippines struggled with execution early on and quickly succumbed to turnover after turnover amid a frantic pace that seemed to favor Canada. Gilas stayed with their opponents early on before Canada blew the game open in the second half. Gilas ultimately gave up 22 turnovers as coach Chot Reyes searched for the right combination that would work. "We won't even beat an inter-barangay team playing like that," Reyes said during one huddle, according to the broadcast. The Canadians, represented by 3D Global Sports, weren't particularly better off with 23 turnovers themselves. Kiefer Isaac Ravena (181-G/F-93) and Ray Parks led the scoring with 12 and 11 points, respectively. Ravena had 5 boards, 3 dimes, and 3 steals off the bench, while Parks added 5 rebounds, two assists, and 3 steals. Carl Bryan Cruz (193-PF-91) added 10 markers, while Matthew Wright (193-G-91, college: St.Bonaventure) sparked some life into the Filipinos when he heated up early in the fourth with a couple of 3-pointers to finish with 9 points. Gilas was a miserable 7-of-22 from beyond the arc and registered only 9 assists. There was a brief skirmish between Fil-German Christian Standhardinger (206-F-89, college: Hawaii) and Michale Kyser (208-F-91, college: Louisiana Tech) when they got in each other's faces during the third quarter. Both were assessed technical fouls. Garrett Williamson (196-G-88, college: St.Joseph's) led Canada with 15 points. Joey Haywood (185-PG-84, college: St.Mary's), Diego Kapelan (190-G-87, college: McNeese St.), and Kyser all had 12 points each. Gilas next plays Chinese Taipei A on Sunday, July 16 at 7 pm.
Courtesy of: rappler.com



Cory Jefferson (ex Alaska Aces) to sign at EA7 Armani - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) is expected to land 27-year old American forward Cory Jefferson (206-100kg-90, college: Baylor). He played most recently at Alaska Aces in Filipino PBA league. In 11 games he averaged impressive 29.5ppg, 14.0rpg, 1.8apg and 1.8bpg last season. Jefferson also played that season for another team Austin Toros in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen where in 42 games he had very remarkable stats: 15.8ppg and 8.4rpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to D-League All-Star Game.
Three years ago Jefferson was drafted by San Antonio Spurs (NBA) in second round (60th overall). He attended Baylor University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Jefferson played in the final of Big 12 Tournament in 2012 and 2014. He received also USBWA All-District VII Player of the Year award back in 2014 at his college time.
Jefferson represented USA at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
He has played previously professionally in NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers, Brooklyn Nets and Phoenix Suns) and NBA G League (Northern Arizona Suns and Maine Red Claws).

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dairis Bertans
Jordan Theodore
Andrew Goudelock

Forwards:
Vladimir Micov
Amath M'Baye
Cory Jefferson

Centers:
Patric Young
Kaleb Tarczewski

Coach: Simone Pianigiani

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BSN Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Wins for Quebradillas and Aguada - by Eurobasket News

Fajardo - Quebradillas 87-94

Quebradillas overcame Fajardo to take 1-0 lead in the semifinal series. Piratas made 19-of-25 charity shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. The former international swingman Alejandro Carmona (194-83) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and American guard Tu Holloway (182-89, college: Xavier) chipped in 16 points and 11 assists (made all of his seven free throws). At the losing side American forward Reginald Buckner (206-91, college: Mississippi) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 15 rebounds and the former international guard Miguel-Ali Berdiel (198-83, college: Valparaiso) scored 14 points and 9 rebounds. Five Piratas and four Cariduros players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Fajardo: E.Ayuso 23+1reb+1ast, R.Buckner 22+15reb, M.Ali Berdiel 14+9reb+3ast, A.Colon 10+7reb+2ast, C.Arroyo 9+1reb+8ast, F.Rivera 5+2reb+2ast
Quebradillas: A.Carmona 21+13reb+2ast, J.Mojica 19+5reb+4ast, W.Daniels 18+6reb+2ast, T.Holloway 16+3reb+11ast, J.Bryan Diaz 12+4reb, L.Hernandez 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 550326


Aguada - Arecibo 87-86

Aguada narrowly defeated Arecibo at home court in the opener. Capitanes were trailing by 3 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 22-20 charge of Santeros, which allowed them to win the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. Santeros looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Lamar Patterson (196-91, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Pensack Sports) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 6 rebounds. Brazilian-Spanish center Rafael Hettsheimer (206-86) contributed with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American forward Coty Clarke (201-92, college: Arkansas, agency: BeoBasket) answered with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international swingman David Huertas (195-87, college: Mississippi) added 20 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) in the effort for Capitanes. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Arecibo: D.Huertas 20+3reb+3ast, C.Clarke 15+10reb+4ast, D.Jefferson 14+7reb+3ast, G.Diaz 12+2reb+2ast, D.Cortez 12+1reb, W.Hodge 8+1reb+6ast
Aguada: L.Patterson 20+6reb+3ast, A.Abreu 14+5ast, R.Hettsheimer 14+6reb+4ast, C.Gaston 13+5reb+3ast, E.Andujar 9+6reb+4ast, G.Clavell 8+4reb
gschID: 550325





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Aubenas land Larry Williams, ex Al Wakrah - by Eurobasket News

Aubenas US (NM1) tabbed 31-year old American guard Larry Williams (191-88kg-86, college: Ark.-Pine Bluff). He played most recently at Al Wakrah in Qatari D1 league, but left the team in Dec.'16. In 5 games he averaged impressive 22.4ppg, 5.0rpg, 4.4apg and 1.4spg last season.
Part of previous (2015-16) season Williams spent at MAS Fes (also in D1) in Moroccan. He also played that season for Stade Nabeulien (Division I) in Tunisian league. He helped them to make it to the Tunisian Cup Semifinals.
Among other achievements Williams' team made it to the Morocco Throne Cup Final Four in 2014. He received also Advocate/Boag NWBU Player of the Year award back in 2012.
Williams is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life on four different continents. He is familiar with Asian, Australian, African and of course North American leagues. Williams has played previously professionally in Australia (Chargers, Darwin Eagles and Burnie Tigers), Lebanon (Feytroun), Saudi Arabia (Al Maseerah) and Morocco (Essaouira and RSB Berkane).
He attended University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Williams' outlook: A combo guard with a wide range of skills. Creates open shots for his teammates every possession. Excellent penetrator and finisher looks to set up teammates and can get any shot he wants. Very good mid-range and three point shooter. Strong, physical guard with good athleticism can play above the rim. Ball hawking defender who likes to apply full court pressure and takes advantage of every offensive misstep by his opponent.

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Oradea keeps Mandache for another season - by Eurobasket News

CSM CSU Oradea (Liga Nationala) re-signed 30-year old former international swingman Andrei Mandache (191-87). He has played there for the last two seasons. Mandache managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 37 Liga Nationala games he averaged 9.6ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.2apg and 1.4spg. Mandache helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Romanian League All-Star Game and All-Domestic Players Team. Mandache also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 8.5ppg, 2.0rpg, 4.0apg and 1.0spg. And finally Mandache contributed to 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 7.1ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.7apg and 1.1spg.
Mandache won Romanian League championship title in 2016.
He was also a member of Romanian international program for some years. Mandache played for Romanian Senior National Team between 2008 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2007.
He also represented Romania at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.5ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 31.8%, FT: 71.4%.
Mandache has played previously professionally also in Cyprus (Keravnos) and Romania (UBT Cluj Napoca, CSU Cuadripol SCM Brasov, Gaz Metan, Otopeni and Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti tabs Pavel Marinov - by Eurobasket News

Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti (Liga Nationala) inked 29-year old Bulgarian international small forward Pavel Marinov (199-88). He played most recently at Lille Metropole Basket in French ProB. In 9 games he averaged impressive 15.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.1apg and 1.2spg last season. Marinov also played that season for BCM U Pitesti where in 34 Liga Nationala games he had 14.5ppg, 4.4rpg and 4.0apg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements he won Bulgarian League championship title for two years in a row (2012 and 2013). Marinov received also Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2009 and 2014.
He has been also a member of Bulgarian international program for some years. Marinov has regularly played for Bulgarian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team in 2008.
He represented Bulgaria at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 3 games: 6.3ppg, 2.0rpg, FGP: 70.0%, 3PT: 25.0%.
Marinov has played previously professionally in Romania (CS Dinamo Bucuresti) and Bulgaria (Yambol, Balkan, Lukoil Academic Sofia and Tiger Yambol).

Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marius Runkauskas
Muhamed Pasalic

Forward:
Pavel Marinov

Center:
Dragan Zekovic

Coach: Jukka Toijala

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Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti signs Muhamed Pasalic - by Eurobasket News

Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti (Liga Nationala) signed 30-year old Bosnian international guard Muhamed Pasalic (192-87, agency: PEPI SPORT). He played last season at CSM CSU Oradea in the Liga Nationala. Pasalic managed to play in three leagues last year. In 36 Liga Nationala games he had 9.2ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.4apg. He helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. Pasalic also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 12.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.5apg. And finally he contributed to 17 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 8.9ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.8apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Pasalic's team won Romanian Cup in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com Bosnia and Herzegovina League All-Domestic Players Team back in 2011.
Pasalic has been also a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina international program for some years. He has regularly played for Bosnia and Herzegovina senior team since 2011 and previously for U18 National Team in 2005.
Pasalic also represented Bosnia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 1.0ppg.
Pasalic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in France (Chalons Reims), Greece (Aris and Kavala) and Bosnia (Bosna-Royal and Vogosca).

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Lokomotiv may land Joe Ragland - by Eurobasket News

Lokomotiv Kuban (VTB) is close to add to their roster 28-year old American (has also Liberian passport) point guard Joe Ragland (182-80kg-89, college: Wichita State) who played last time at Scandone Avellino in Italy. In 35 Serie A games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 17.7ppg and had 3.3rpg, 5.1apg and 1.4spg last season. He helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Guard of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team. Ragland also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 14.6ppg, 3.7rpg and 5.2apg.
The previous (15-16) season Ragland played at Pinar Karsiyaka in Turkish BSL. In 6 games he averaged 13.8ppg, 3.8rpg, 7.7apg and 1.3spg. He also played 7 games in Euroleague where he got 11.9ppg, 3.0rpg and 3.1apg.
Ragland has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
His team won MVC Regular Season in 2012.
Ragland has played previously professionally also in Spain (UCAM Murcia).
He attended Wichita State until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
On Ragland: A super quick and energic combo guard player. He's a very good outside shooter and scorer, his powerful body enables him to be very effective at the defensive side too. Great upside, even at Euroleage level.

Lokomotiv Kuban roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chris Babb
Trevor Lacey

Forwards:
Pavel Antipov
Stanislav Ilnitskiy

Centers:
Frank Elegar
Brian Qvale

Coach: Sasa Obradovic

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CSKA Moscow agreed terms with Sergio Rodriguez - by Eurobasket News

CSKA Moscow (VTB) have reportedly agreed on terms of contract with 31-year old Spaniard international point guard Sergio Rodriguez (191-80kg-86). He played last season at Phi.76ers in the NBA. In 68 games he had 7.8ppg, 2.4rpg and 5.1apg.
The previous (15-16) season Rodriguez played at Real Madrid in Spanish Liga Endesa where in 42 games he recorded 11.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 5.9apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team. Rodriguez also played 27 games in Euroleague where he averaged 10.9ppg, 2.2rpg and 6.2apg (top 3). He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention.
In 2006 Rodriguez was drafted by Phoenix Suns (NBA) in first round (27th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Europe Player of the Year in 2014 and 2015.
Rodriguez has been also a member of Spanish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Spanish senior team since 2005 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2005.
Rodriguez represented Spain at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 5 games: 7.2ppg, 2.0rpg, 4.8apg, FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 38.1%, FT: 80.0%.
Rodriguez has played previously professionally in NBA (Portland Trail Blazers, New York Knicks and Sacramento Kings) and Spain (Movil Estudiantes).
He could be described: (by Rob Salvador for NBADraft.net in 2006)
Owns a variety of offense weapons, but is at his best when breaking down defenders with his lethal crossover, or feeding a teammate for an easy basket ... Incredible quickness and ball handling ability make taking any defender 1-1 appear effortless ... Most impressive is his ability to find the open teammate in traffic ...
Not very strong and can still be pushed around by the bigger guards ..
.

CSKA Moscow roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sergio Rodriguez
Leo Westermann
Cory Higgins
Maksim Kondakov
Alexandr Khomenko

Forwards:
Andrey Vorontsevich
Will Clyburn
Andrey Lopatin

Centers:
Kyle Hines
Othello Hunter

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Kami leads REG to Game 1 victory against Patriots - by Eurobasket News

Rwanda international Kami Kabange scored a game high 26 points to help treble-chasing Rwanda Energy Group (REG) overcome Patriots 82-75 in a tightly contested Game 1 of the 2017 basketball Playoffs finals on Friday night. In-front of a fully packed Amahoro Indoors Stadium, the game was played at furious speed with Patriots looking favorites to win but REG refused to give up and had to wait until the final quarter to snatch to victory. Patriots led for the opening three quarters until REG's quality helped them through in the fourth quarter and took the lead for the first time on the night with three minutes remaining. Henry Mwinuke's Patriots, led by their captain, Aristide Mugabe (183-PG-88) won the first quarter 19-14 and the second 24-23 to go into half-time with a 43-37 lead. Coming into second half, REG looked more energized, making less defensive mistakes to steal the third quarter narrowly 21-20 before demolishing Patriots in the final quarter 24-12 hence winning Game 1 82-75. Kabange ended with a game high 26 points and Benjamin Mukengerwa (G) added 19 points, while REG captain Ali Kubwimana (PG-95) dropped 14 points. Youngster Sedar Sagamba (PG) topped Patriots' score-sheet with 18 points; Elie Kaje scored 15 whereas Burundi international Jean de Dieu Ntagunduka contributed 12 points.
Courtesy of: newtimes.co.rw



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Coach Dejan Radonjic leaves Crvena Zvezda - by Eurobasket News

47-year old Montenegrin coach Dejan Radonjic (agency: BeoBasket) left Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd (KLS). Radonjic has coached there for the last four years. He helped them to win the league title. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Coach of the Year.
Radonjic was coaching Montenegrin Senior National Team between 2008 and 2011, and coached also U20 National Team between 2006 and 2010.
He has coached also professionally in Montenegro (Buducnost).

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U20 European championship: Serbia Vs Italy 77:69 - by Zoran Popovic

Serbian U20 National team made first victory on European championship in Greece. Coach Vladimir Djokic players won first match in the group against Italy 77:69 (19:12, 26:19, 21:21, 11:17). From the beginning of the match Serbian team controlled result. Serbian team led Vanja Marinkovic (198-SG-97, agency: BeoBasket) who scored 30 points and great three points shoot serie 6/9. Borisa Simanic and Milos Glisic followed Marinkovic with 13 and 10 scored points. Next game Serbian team will play against Slovenian National team.

Serbian U20 team: Peno 5pts, Kapetanovic 3pts, Glisic 10pts, Jovanovic, Marinkovic 30pts, Tanaskovic 4pts, Djordjevic, Simanic 13pts, Kenic, Stepanovic 2pts, Music 3pts, Rakocevic 7pts.




Serbian U18 National team won friendly match against Slovenia - by Zoran Popovic

Serbian U18 National team won friendly match against Slovenia 74:48 (20:14, 21:15, 24:6, 9:13). From the beginning of the match Serbian team showed aggressive defense and after first period had advantage of +6 points and after first half +12 points. Coach Jovanovic players continued in the same rhythm after the half time break and at the end of the third quarter had advantage of +30 points and in the fourth period routinely finish the match. The most efficient players in Serbian team were Marko Pecarski (208-C-00) with 22 scored points and Andrija Marjanovic with 15 points.

Serbian U18 team: Miskovic 6pts, Koprivica 2pts, Momirov 4pts, Vulikic 2pts, Petrusev 5pts, Marjanovic 15pts, Tadic, Popovic, Petrovic 5pts, Pecarski 22pts, Susic, Sarenac 7psts, Matic 6pts.




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Sasa Zagorac joins Sopron KC - by Darko Pekic

Hungarian club Sopron KC signed today the contract with experienced Slovenian forward Sasa Zagorac (206-F/C-84, agency: PEPI SPORT). Zagorac played last season Lukoil Academic from Bulgaria and averaged 7.9ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.7apg in Bulgarian league. He played two games for them in Basketball Champions League and nine games in FIBA Eurocup. Then he moved to Parma Basket Perm in Russia and finished the season averaging 10.5ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.5apg, 1.0spg.

Zagorac has started his career in Olimpija Ljubljana and then played professionally in Austria, Spain, Iran and Italy. He played for all youth national selections of Slovenia including senior national team. He will be a part of the Slovenian National Team this summer too.



Miha Lapornik left RETAbet Bilbao Basket - by Eurobasket News

24-year old Slovenian international shooting guard Miha Lapornik (194-93, agency: PEPI SPORT) left RETAbet Bilbao Basket (Liga Endesa). Lapornik played there also last season. In 32 Liga Endesa games he had 3.9ppg and 1.2rpg. He played there also last season. Lapornik also played 8 games in Eurocup where he recorded 6.9ppg and 1.5rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Union Olimpija Ljubljana (Telemach League) in Slovenia. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Lapornik was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 16 Telemach League games he averaged 9.5ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Lapornik also played 15 games in Eurocup where he got 9.9ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg. He also played 26 games in ABA League where he got 12.1ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Lapornik was selected to Slovenian League All-Star Game back in 2013 and 2014.
He has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. Lapornik has regularly played for Slovenian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
He also represented Slovenia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.0ppg, 1.3apg.
Lapornik has played previously for another Slovenian team Zlatorog.
He could be described: A good scorer, with great shooting range.

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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Unicaja lands Marcelinho Huertas - by Eurobasket News

Unicaja Malaga (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old Brazilian international point guard Marcelinho Huertas (191-82kg-83). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport. Huertas has played for the last two years at LA Lakers in the NBA. In 23 games he averaged just 2.7ppg, 1.0rpg and 2.3apg last season.
Among other achievements Huertas played in the final of Spanish Liga Endesa in 2015. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Honorable Mention award in 2014 and 2015.
Huertas represented Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 10.4ppg, 3.0rpg, Assists-3 (6.6apg), FGP: 43.8%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 88.2%.
And here thanks to pro basketball Huertas experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Huertas has played previously professionally in Italy (Benetton Treviso and Fortituto Kontatto Bologna), Spain (Joventut, FC Barcelona, Baskonia and RETAbet Bilbao Basket) and Brazil (Pinheiros and Paulistano).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: One of the most scouted young Brazilians, thanks to his quick play and his great court vision; a very promising point guard, with the explosiveness and the fast decision making of a young Steve Nash; also a great offensive player, he needs only to improve his quarterbacking skills when the pace is slower, and to improve in defense;
Positives: Underrated point guard who knows how to read a game, how to make teammates play. Game is very reminiscent if Steve Nash. He is a true PG, and will not need to be adapted, like Leandro Barbosa, who was a SG in Brazil. Huertas is a great outside shooter with three point range. Very good dribbling skills, he can really handle the ball. Great passer with good court vision.
Negatives: Doesn't have a good defensive game. Not a good defender even in the Brazilian league. Needs to learn how to stay in front of his man, he gets beat off the dribble very easily. Won't be able to guard the quicker more talented point guards of the NBA. A decent but not great athlete. Needs to gain experience as a point guard and make better decisions
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Unicaja Malaga roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marcelinho Huertas
Dragan Milosavljevic
Nemanja Nedovic
Sasu Salin
Alberto Diaz

Forwards:
Carlos Suarez
Jeffrey Brooks
Daniel Diez

Center:
Giorgi Shermadini

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Miha Lapornik left RETAbet Bilbao Basket - by Eurobasket News

24-year old Slovenian international shooting guard Miha Lapornik (194-93, agency: PEPI SPORT) left RETAbet Bilbao Basket (Liga Endesa). Lapornik played there also last season. In 32 Liga Endesa games he had 3.9ppg and 1.2rpg. He played there also last season. Lapornik also played 8 games in Eurocup where he recorded 6.9ppg and 1.5rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Union Olimpija Ljubljana (Telemach League) in Slovenia. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Lapornik was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 16 Telemach League games he averaged 9.5ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Lapornik also played 15 games in Eurocup where he got 9.9ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg. He also played 26 games in ABA League where he got 12.1ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Lapornik was selected to Slovenian League All-Star Game back in 2013 and 2014.
He has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. Lapornik has regularly played for Slovenian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
He also represented Slovenia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.0ppg, 1.3apg.
Lapornik has played previously for another Slovenian team Zlatorog.
He could be described: A good scorer, with great shooting range.

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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Parra re-signs at Alcobendas - by Eurobasket News

Fundal Alcobendas (EBA) confirmed in their roster Jorge Parra. He played there last season. In 11 EBA games he had 5.3ppg and 1.3rpg.

Fundal Alcobendas roster for 2017-2018:

Roberto Malpede
Alejandro Fortes
Nicolas Bermudez
Daniel Trachsel
Jorge Parra

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CAM E.Soler signs Hector Manzano - by Eurobasket News

Ciudad Autonoma de Melilla Enrique Soler (EBA) signed experienced 37-year old power forward Hector Manzano (207-80). He has played for the last two seasons at Melilla Baloncesto in the LEB Gold. In 36 games he had 8.1ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.4apg last season. EBA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Manzano won Spanish LEB Gold Play-Off championship title in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention back in 2014.
Manzano has played previously professionally also in France (ADA Blois) and Spain (Blancos de Rueda, CB Granada, Vic, Blusens Monbus and Menorca).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at CAM E.Soler.

Ciudad Autonoma de Melilla Enrique Soler roster for 2017-2018:

Hector Manzano
Javier Gonzalez
Joe Graessle
Luis Garcia
Miguel Mora

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Palencia tabs coach Joaquin Prado - by Eurobasket News

Quesos Cerrato de Palencia (LEB Gold) inked 41-year old coach Joaquin Prado. The last season Prado coached also at Navarra (in LEB Silver).
His team made it to the LEB Gold Play-Off Semifinals in 2015. Prado used to coach Spanish U19 National Team back in 2015.
He has coached previously two other teams: Gijon and Lleida_Basquet.

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CSKA Moscow agreed terms with Sergio Rodriguez - by Eurobasket News

CSKA Moscow (VTB) have reportedly agreed on terms of contract with 31-year old Spaniard international point guard Sergio Rodriguez (191-80kg-86). He played last season at Phi.76ers in the NBA. In 68 games he had 7.8ppg, 2.4rpg and 5.1apg.
The previous (15-16) season Rodriguez played at Real Madrid in Spanish Liga Endesa where in 42 games he recorded 11.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 5.9apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team. Rodriguez also played 27 games in Euroleague where he averaged 10.9ppg, 2.2rpg and 6.2apg (top 3). He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention.
In 2006 Rodriguez was drafted by Phoenix Suns (NBA) in first round (27th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Europe Player of the Year in 2014 and 2015.
Rodriguez has been also a member of Spanish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Spanish senior team since 2005 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2005.
Rodriguez represented Spain at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 5 games: 7.2ppg, 2.0rpg, 4.8apg, FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 38.1%, FT: 80.0%.
Rodriguez has played previously professionally in NBA (Portland Trail Blazers, New York Knicks and Sacramento Kings) and Spain (Movil Estudiantes).
He could be described: (by Rob Salvador for NBADraft.net in 2006)
Owns a variety of offense weapons, but is at his best when breaking down defenders with his lethal crossover, or feeding a teammate for an easy basket ... Incredible quickness and ball handling ability make taking any defender 1-1 appear effortless ... Most impressive is his ability to find the open teammate in traffic ...
Not very strong and can still be pushed around by the bigger guards ..
.

CSKA Moscow roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sergio Rodriguez
Leo Westermann
Cory Higgins
Maksim Kondakov
Alexandr Khomenko

Forwards:
Andrey Vorontsevich
Will Clyburn
Andrey Lopatin

Centers:
Kyle Hines
Othello Hunter

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Zaragoza lands Torian Graham - by Eurobasket News

Tecnyconta Zaragoza (Liga Endesa) tabbed 24-year old American guard Torian Graham (193-82kg-93). He just graduated from Arizona State University (NCAA). In 32 games he averaged impressive 18.3ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.2apg last season. He can count that year as a very successful as was selected to All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention and Pac-12 All-Tournament Team.
As mentioned above Graham is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
He won NJCAA D1 Region VIII championship title in 2014.

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Prat lands Alex Campbell, ex St.John R. - by Eurobasket News

CB Prat Juventud (LEB Gold) tabbed 24-year old Canadian guard Alex Campbell (188-91kg-93, college: Windsor). He played most recently at Saint John Riptide in Canadian NBL. In 9 NBL Canada games he averaged 6.4ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.1apg last season. Campbell helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in NBL Canada Atlantic Division. He also played that season for Windsor Express in Canadian NBL Canada where in 8 games he had just 2.8ppg.
Among other achievements Campbell's team won OUA West Division Regular Season for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
He graduated from University of Windsor in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

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Palma adds Zyle to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Palma Air Europa de Palma de Mallorca (LEB Gold) added to their roster 29-year old Lithuanian center Gediminas Zyle (210-106kg-88, agency: Octagon Europe) from Leyma Basquet Coruna. In 39 LEB Gold games in Spain he had 11.2ppg and 3.8rpg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Zyle's team made it to the LEB Gold Play-Off Semifinals in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Honorable Mention back in 2014.
Zyle represented Lithuania at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: 12.2ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.0bpg, FGP-1 (74.4%), 3PT: 11.1%, FT: 54.5%.
Zyle has played also professionally in Romania (CSU Sibiu) and Lithuania (LSU-Atletas, Neptunas, Nafta-Uni-Akvaservis Klaipeda, Nevezis and Zalgiris II Kaunas).

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CB Pardinyes-Lleida keeps Aventin for another season - by Eurobasket News

CB Pardinyes-Lleida (EBA) re-signed Jaime Aventin. He has played there for the last two seasons. In 22 EBA games he recorded 3.2ppg and 2.8rpg last season.
Aventin's team was Runner-Up of EBA Group C-B Regular Season 2017.

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Graessle re-signs at CAM E.Soler - by Eurobasket News

Ciudad Autonoma de Melilla Enrique Soler (EBA) confirmed in their roster 25-year old American guard Joe Graessle (193-93kg-92, college: Tiffin). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 23 EBA games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.4ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.3apg and 1.1spg last season. Graessle helped them to win the regular season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA 1st Team.
He graduated from Tiffin University in 2014 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.

Ciudad Autonoma de Melilla Enrique Soler roster for 2017-2018:

Javier Gonzalez
Joe Graessle
Luis Garcia
Miguel Mora

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Marco Albanesi agreed terms with Grasshopper Club Zurich - by Luca Maffioli

Marco Albanesi agreed terms with Grasshopper Club Zurich. The 43-years old head coach leaves Italy and he moves to Switzerland. The Italian head coach worked for seven years with Sangiorgese and he was also Technical Director at ABA.Then he was head coach in Cento and then, last season, in Serie B at Gessi Valsesia Basket. In 2016 he was team leader of the Italian national team of FIBA 3x3.


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Mono Vampire clinch TBL title - by Eurobasket News

Mono Vampire - Hitech 117-103

Mono Vampire outgunned Hitech in the third game of the championship series to claim TBL title. Mono Vampire made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Mono Vampire outrebounded Hitech 47-35 including a 36-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Michael Singletary (198-88, college: Texas Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) who scored 34 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!). His fellow American import center Reginald Johnson (208-89, college: Miami, FL) chipped in a double-double by scoring 24 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Singletary is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Avery Scharer (188-86, college: Shoreline CC) who recorded 23 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals (went 11 for 11 at the free throw line !!!) and the former international guard Kannawat Lertlaokul (170-87) added 11 points and 6 assists respectively. 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:
Mono Vampire: M.Singletary 34+9reb+3ast, R.Johnson 24+12reb+4ast, D.Apiromwilaichai 12+2reb+1ast, J.Brickman 11+5reb+9ast, C.Ananti 9+2reb+1ast, K.Samerjai 7+1reb+1ast
Hitech: A.Scharer 23+5reb+5ast, N.Jaisanuk 13+1reb+1ast, P.Klahan 12+2reb, K.Lertlaokul 11+4reb+6ast, D.Orton 8+1reb, A.Lertmalaiporn 8+3reb
gschID: 550085





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  TURKEY  


Monroe re-signs at Turk Telekom - by Eurobasket News

Turk Telekom Ankara (TBL) confirmed in their roster 31-year old American power forward Darryl Monroe (201-104kg-86, college: George Mason). He was a team leader there last season. In 20 TBL games he was third best scorer with impressive 20.6ppg and averaged 12.2rpg (#2 in the league), 3.7apg and 1.5spg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TBL 3rd Team. Monroe also played that season for Usak Sportlif (BSL) where in 8 games he was third best scorer with 13.4ppg and had 8.0rpg (#2 in the league), 1.6apg and 1.6spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TBL 3rd Team. Monroe also played 8 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 8.6ppg, 7.8rpg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Monroe was voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Player of the Year back in 2012.
He is quite experienced player. Monroe has played also professionally in Holland (Leeuwarden), Israel (Maccabi Rishon), Italy (Verona), Spain (La ICL Manresa) and France (Boulazac Basket and SO Maritime Boulogne).
He attended George Mason University until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.
Monroe could be described: A solid player with inside and outside dimension. Showed great continuity in his performing all past seasons long. Sees the court well and is a good passer.

Turk Telekom Ankara roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Fikret_Can Akin
Ender Arslan
Recep Dogrusoz

Forwards:
Nusret Yildirim
Polat Kaya

Centers:
Kaya Peker
Sercan Ergin
Darryl Monroe

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @miskoraznatovic)

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Turk Telekom lands Ender Arslan - by Eurobasket News

Turk Telekom Ankara (TBL) tabbed experienced 34-year old international point guard Ender Arslan (190-83). He has played for the last two years at Darussafaka in the BSL, but left the team in Mar.'17. BSL was a little too high level for him, where in 10 games he averaged just 1.3ppg last season. TBL will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Arslan also played 3 games in Euroleague where he had only 2.0ppg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Turkish Cup final in 2013 and 2016. Arslan received also Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Honorable Mention award in 2013 and 2015.
He has been also a member of Turkish international program for some years. Arslan has regularly played for Turkish senior team since 2003 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2002.
He represented Turkey at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 11.6ppg, 1.2rpg, 3.6apg, FGP-1 (83.3%), 3PT-2 (64.3%), FT: 84.6%.
Arslan is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Greece (Panionios), Spain (Baskonia), Turkey (Anadolu Efes, Galatasaray and Muratpasa) and Slovenia (Un.Olimpija).
Arslan is described as: Very dangerous 3-point shooter. Quick, so can even run on the basket against much taller opponents.

Turk Telekom Ankara roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Fikret_Can Akin
Ender Arslan
Recep Dogrusoz

Forwards:
Nusret Yildirim
Polat Kaya

Centers:
Kaya Peker
Sercan Ergin

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Trabzonspor signs Osiris Eldridge - by Eurobasket News

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol (BSL) signed 29-year old American guard Osiris Eldridge (191-86kg-88, college: Illinois State). He has played for the last two seasons at Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket in the BSL. In 23 games he had 9.1ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.4apg and 1.6spg last season. A very impressive year as he was named to Turkish League All-Star Game Dunk Contest. Eldridge also played 11 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 12.3ppg, 3.5rpg, 3.3apg and 1.9spg (in top 5).
In 2011 (a year after he left the college) Eldridge was drafted by Dakota Wizards (D-League) in first round (12th overall).
The former Illinois State staris in his eighth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Eldridge's team won Turkish TB2L Regular Season in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TB2L 1st Team in 2015.
Eldridge is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in France (Gravelines Dunkerque and Boulazac Basket), Germany (s Oliver Baskets), Turkey (Pinar Karsiyaka and Denizli Basket) and NBA G League (Northern Arizona Suns).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gaziantep to land Mark Lyons - by Eurobasket News

Gaziantep Basketbol (BSL) will add to their roster 28-year old American point guard Mark Lyons (185-89, college: Arizona, agency: Higher Vision Sports) who plays at Guizhou in China. Lyons managed to play in four leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 9 NBL games he recorded very impressive stats: 31.1ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.6apg and 2.4spg.
The most of last season he spent at Hapoel Tel Aviv (Winner League) in Israel where in 21 games he averaged remarkable 20.1ppg, 2.3rpg, 4.8apg and 1.2spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. Lyons also played that season for Usak Sportlif. In 9 BSL games he had 14.8ppg, 2.2rpg, 6.9apg and 1.4spg. He also played 9 games in Basketball Champions League where he got high stats: 17.2ppg, 2.4rpg and 5.6apg.
Lyons has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
He is quite experienced player. Lyons has played also professionally in Belgium (Spirou Charleroi), Croatia (KK_Zadar), France (Chorale de Roanne) and Israel (Maccabi Rishon and Ironi Nahariya).
He attended University of Arizona until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Gaziantep Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Erolcan Cinko
Can_Ugur Ogut
Cameron Clark

Forwards:
D.J. White
Orhan Haciyeva

Coach: Stefanos Dedas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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James Bell (ex Hapoel Holon) signs at Darussafaka - by Eurobasket News

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL) landed 25-year old American swingman James Bell (197-100kg-92, college: Villanova). He played most recently at Hapoel Holon in Israeli Winner League. In 37 games he averaged 14.9ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg last season. Bell helped them to win the regular season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected 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 had 9.5ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.3apg. He also played 10 games in Eurocup where he recorded 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 in pro basketball.
Bell is described as: 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.

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Muhammed Baygul
Egehan Arna

Forwards:
JaJuan Johnson
James Bell

Center:
Emircan Kosut

Coach: David Blatt

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Pertevniyal inks Oguzhan Sungur - by Eurobasket News

Pertevniyal Genclik Istanbul (TBL) agreed terms with 26-year old forward Oguzhan Sungur (205-91) from Turk Telekom. In 16 TBL games he had 5.9ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.8apg last season. He helped them to win the regular season.
The previous (15-16) season Sungur played at Bursaspor (TB2L) where in 26 games he recorded 5.6ppg and 2.9rpg.
He represented Turkey at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.8ppg, 3.7rpg, FGP: 30.8%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 60.0%.
Sungur has played previously for four other teams: Tofas, Trabzonspor, Sakarya BSB and Final Genclik.

Pertevniyal Genclik Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Yalova Bld signs Markel Starks, ex Koroivos - by Eurobasket News

Yalova Group Belediye Spor (TBL) signed 26-year old American guard Markel Starks (188-79kg-91, college: Georgetown). He played last season at ASA Koroivos Amaliadas in Greek A1 league. In 14 games he was third best scorer with 13.6ppg and averaged 2.0rpg and 4.9apg (top 3). Starks also spent pre-season at Deutsche Bank Skyliners in German BBL that year where in four games he had 10.8ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.0apg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Starks was voted All-Big East 1st Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Starks has played previously professionally in Australia (Cairns Taipans) and Italy (Vanoli Cremona and FCM Ferentino).
He attended Georgetown University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
Starks could be described: A super quick player, with great offensive instinct and scoring ability that make him more a combo guard that a true PG. Has great athletic skills and he's actively working to his defense on the perimeter.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  URUGUAY  


Anthony Danridge leads Atenas for the Metro League - by Hector Lopez

Anthony Danridge (196-F-86, college: N.Mexico) netted 30 points and grabbed 7 rebounds leading Atenas to beat Capitol 107-76 for the Metro League 11 th round. For Capitol Joseph Efese (198-F) finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds.
Other results for the tournament to promote three teams to the Uruguayan League:
Sayago 96 - Paul Harrison (203-C-89, college: N.Greenville) 22 points and 14 rebounds
Union Atletica 74 - Howard Wilkerson (198-F-84, college: Wofford) 21 points and 7 rebounds
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25 de Agosto 70 - Nicolas Alvarez (194-G-92) 18 points, Gary Johnson (198-F-88, college: Texas) 9 points and 9 rebounds
Tabare 66 - Charles McCann (193-F, college: LIU Post) 16 points and 9 rebounds
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Cordon 74 - Dida Pereira (203-C-92, college: Sequoias CC) 18 points 9 rebounds
Verdirrojo 71 - Gerel Simmons (188-G-93, college: Lincoln Memorial) 29 points 5 rebounds
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Colon 90 - Tirrell Brown (198-F-93, college: Ouachita Baptist) 23 points 10 rebounds
Auriblanco 80 - Rodrigo Goncalves (200-SF-87) 19 points 10 rebounds
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Marne 89 -Tyrone McNeal (211-C-87) (213-C-85) 24 points 16 rebounds
Stockolmo 82 - Octavio Medina (195-F-96) 33 points 11 rebounds and Rashaun Stimage (202-F, college: De Paul) 8 points 7 rebounds



Gustavo Barrera (ex Aguada) agreed terms with GECR Indalo - by Eurobasket News

Gimnasia-Indalo Esgr.Comodoro Rivadavia (LigaA) inked 32-year old Uruguayan-Spaniard guard Gustavo Barrera (194-85kg-85). He played most recently at Atletico Aguada in Uruguayan LUB league. In 33 games he recorded 12.1ppg, 3.1rpg, 6.5apg (top 3) and 1.7spg (in top 5) last season. Barrera helped them to make it to the final. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay LUB Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
He ended the previous (2015-16) season at Marinos in Venezuelan LPB where in 11 games he averaged 9.8ppg, 2.5rpg, 5.0apg and 1.7spg. Barrera contributed to his team winning the regular season and make it to the semifinals. But the most of that year Barrera spent at Atletico Welcome (also in LUB). In 25 games he had very impressive stats: 16.2ppg, 3.7rpg, 7.4apg and 2.6spg.
Among other achievements Barrera won Uruguay LUB championship title in 2012. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay LUB Guard of the Year award back in 2012 and 2013.
Barrera represented Uruguay at the South American Championships in Caracas (Venezuela) last year.
He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Barrera has played previously professionally in Spain (Unicaja Malaga, Leche Rio Breogan and CB Granada), Uruguay (Hebraica, Union Atletica and Tabare) and Venezuela (Guaiqueries and Trotamundos).
His game is described as: One of the best young guards in Spanish league, with great leadershipo and court vision. He's capable of incredible passes to his teammates and is quickly improving his point production thanks to his great explosivenes. Good timing and court sense allow him to be a good ball stealer and a surprinsingly good rebounder. Has great upside.

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

Guards:
Gustavo Barrera
Juan_Manuel Rivero
Carlos Buendia

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

Center:
Diego Romero

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @NexoAgency)

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  VENEZUELA  


Ferrocarril adds Baxley to their roster, ex Bucaneros - by Eurobasket News

Ferrocarril Oeste Capital Federal (LigaA) added to their roster 33-year old American shooting guard Walter Baxley (193-90kg-84, college: Mars Hill). He played last season at Bucaneros in Venezuelan LPB league. Baxley also played that season for Atenas where in 26 LigaA games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.7ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the LigaA Semifinals in 2015. Baxley was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Finnish 1st Division Player of the Year back in 2012.
He is quite experienced player. Baxley's career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in ten different countries. Baxley tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Chile (Puerto Montt), Dominican Rep., Germany (ratiopharm Ulm and Saar Pfalz Braves), Iran, Poland (Gornik), Uruguay (Defensor and Hebraica), Argentina (Quilmes Mar del Plata), Finland (Kauhajoen Karhu and Lapuan_Korikobrat), Dominican Republic (Indios de San Francisco) and ABA (Salem Storm).
Baxley attended Mars Hill College until 2006 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @fhsports10)

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  WILLIAM JONES CUP  


Day 1 in Taipei - by Eurobasket News

Five games opened 2017 William Jones Cup campaign on Saturday, July 15 in Taipei, Taiwan. Iraq overcame India 86-68 in the opener, while South Korea beat Republic of China White 87-84. Lee Seung-Hyun (201-C-92) poured in 33 points, while Sun-Hyung Kim (187-G-88) added 15. Chen Ying-Chun (183-PG-93) replied with 26 points in the losing effort.
Garrett Williamson (196-G-88, college: St.Joseph's) led Canada with 15 points, Joey Haywood (185-PG-84, college: St.Mary's), Diego Kapelan (190-G-87, college: McNeese St.), and Kyser all had 12 points each as Canada beat Philippines 90-77. Kiefer Isaac Ravena (181-G/F-93) and Ray Parks led Philippines with 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Lithuania edged Iran 90-84 as Edvinas Zaromskis netted 19 points and Eigirdas Zukauskas (205-F-92) added 15. Republic of China Blue beat Japan 86-65. Yi-Hsiang Chou (190-G-91) top-scored for the winners with 22 points, while Cheng Liu (192-F-90) and Po-Hsun Chou (197-PF-91) notched 11 apiece. Gen Hiraiwa (198-C-97) produced 15 points for Japan.




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Women News


Australian University National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Australian University National Team 2017
#s#
Keely Froling
Froling
Darcy Garbin
Garbin
Megan McKay
McKay
Vanessa Panousis
Panousis
Lauren Scherf
Scherf
#e#5
Keely Froling 188-F-96 Canberra C. Australia
Darcy Garbin 187-F-94 Townsville F. Australia
Megan McKay 191-F-97 St.Mary's, CA USA
Vanessa Panousis 170-G-95 Virginia Tech USA
Lauren Scherf 196-C/F-96 Dandenong R. Australia
Alexandra Sharp 185-G-97 Wake Forest USA
Alanna Smith 190-F-96 Stanford USA
Tahlia Tupaea 174-G-97 Sydney Uni S. Australia
Carly Turner 180-G-95 St.Mary's, CA USA
Kristy Wallace 180-G-96 Baylor USA
Abigail Wehrung 177-G-95 Canberra C. Australia
Alex Wilson 174-G-94 Eastern M. Australia




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  BULGARIA  


Chelsey Lee (ex Haskovo 2012) joins Broni - by Eurobasket News

Pallacanestro Femminile Broni (Serie A1) added to their roster 28-year old American center Chelsey Lee (193-89, college: Rutgers, agency: LBM Management). She played last season at Haskovo 2012 in Bulgarian NBL league. In 24 games she had very impressive stats: 23.0ppg, 11.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.6spg. Lee helped them to win the League title (twice) and the cup (also twice). A very spectacular season in her career as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Center of the Year.
Her career allowed her to visit three different continents. Lee tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. She has played previously professionally in Korea (KEB Hanabank), Romania (Galati) and Spain (CREF Hola).
Lee attended Rutgers, The State University until 2013 and it will be her fifth season as a professional player.

Pallacanestro Femminile Broni roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Enrica Pavia
Ashley Ravelli
Giulia Moroni
Valentina Bonasia

Forwards:
Nina Premasunac
Elena Castello

Centers:
Chelsey Lee
Valentina Gatti

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CENTROBASKET  


Review of Day 3 in Saint Thomas - by Eurobasket News

U.S. Virgin Islands - Bahamas 63-56
Virgin Islands claimed the third consecutive victory at the championship. They held off Bahamas to stay perfect. Natalie Day (182-G/F-90, college: Portland) stepped up with 22 points and 9 boards in the win. Virgin Islands recorded a 39:28 halftime lead. They protected the lead throughout the second half and raced to the win. Imani Tate (173-G-95, agency: LBM Management) tossed in 20 points for the winners. Philicia Kelly (175-F-89) responded with 14 points for Bahamas.

Puerto Rico - Mexico 58-64
Mexico held off Puerto Rico for 2-1 record. Jacqueline Luna-Castro (188-F-93, college: Charleston) delivered 17 points for the winning side. Puerto Rico grabbed a 31:27 halftime advantage. Mexico however answered with a 16:9 run in the third term to surge ahead. They drained 21 points in the final stanza and iced the win. Alexis Castro (180-F/G-86, college: Vermont) deposited 10 points for the winners. Pamela Rosado (165-PG-86) responded with 17 points for Puerto Rico.

Jamaica - Guatemala 66-48
Jamaica posted the second victory in Saint Thomas. They overcame Guatemala for 2-1 record. Tarita Gordon (165-PG-89) recorded 16 points and 7 rebounds in the victory. Jamaica secured a 31:28 halftime lead. Jamaica used a 20:6 run in the third term to clear off for good. Antoinette Bannister (178-G/F-93) recorded 13 points in the win. Sonia Vasquez (182-F-83) responded with 20 points for Guatemala.




Review of Day 4 in Saint Thomas - by Eurobasket News

Jamaica - U.S. Virgin Islands 40-60
Virgin Islands kept on winning in Saint Thomas. The hosts cruised past Jamaica to clinch the fourth consecutive victory. Victoria Hamilton (178-G-91) provided 21 points and 8 rebounds in the win. Virgin Islands accounted for a 29:16 halftime lead. They followed with a 17:8 run in the third term to clear off for good. Natalie Day (182-G/F-90, college: Portland) delivered 14 points and 9 boards for the hosts. Shenneika Smith (185-G/F-89, college: St.John's) responded with 15 points for Jamaica.

Puerto Rico - Bahamas 69-42
Puerto Rico cruised past Bahamas for the third victory at the championship. Dayshalee Salaman (163-PG-90, college: Lincoln Memorial) stepped up with 14 points for the winners. Puerto Rico ensured a 32:19 halftime lead. Bahamas pulled within 5 points at the final break. But Puerto Rico sank 28 points in the fourth period and got away with a comfortable win. Ashley Santos (180-G-94) delivered 9 points in the victory. Leashja Grant (188-C-94) responded with 15 points and 11 rebounds for Bahamas.

Guatemala - Mexico 44-61
Mexico beat Guatemala to improve at 3-1 record in Saint Thomas. Brisa Silva (170-G-84, college: Oklahoma St.), Alexis Castro (180-F/G-86, college: Vermont) and Daniela Pardo (165-PG-94) posted 9 points each to lead well-balanced effort from the winners. Guatemala recorded a 19:11 lead after the opening frame. But Mexico responded with a 21:4 run in the second quarter. They ignited a 29:21 run in the second half to secure the winning outcome. Emily Rosales (178-F-94) and Angelica Cardenas (175-G/F-94) responded with 13 points each for Guatemala.




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  CZECH REPUBLIC  


Empoli keeps Pochobradska for another season - by Eurobasket News

Use Scotti Empoli (Serie A2) re-signed 28-year old Czech center Klara Pochobradska (186-89, agency: SPORTlab Agency). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 21 Serie A2 games she recorded very impressive stats: 15.3ppg, 9.9rpg and 1.5spg last season. Pochobradska helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. A very good season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 1st Team.
She played in the final of Czech Republic D1 in 2015.
Pochobradska was also a member of Czech Republic international program for some years. She played for Czech Republic Senior National Team two years ago and previously for U20 National Team back in 2009.
Pochobradska also represented Czech Republic at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
She has played also professionally in Czech Republic (Sokol Hradec Kralove).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U20  

Stats Leaders (Women)

Points Per Game
 Melisa BRCANINOVIC
  BIH
  (185-PF-99)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Brcaninovic, BIH25.3 
 2. Goncalves, POR21.5 
 3. Strautmane, LAT20.8 
 4. Nogic, SRB17.8 
 5. Bankole, FRA17.5 
 6. Ndiba, NED16.8 
 7. Prezelj, SLO16.8 
 8. Meskonyte, LTU16.7 
 9. Juskaite, LTU16.0 
 10. Salvadores, ESP16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olbis Futo ANDRE
  (190-C-98)
  Avg: 16.4
 1. Andre, ITA16.4 
 2. Djaldi-Tabdi, FRA12.7 
 3. Djordjevic, SRB11.8 
 4. Ndiba, NED10.7 
 5. Mununga, BEL9.8 
 6. Wadling, SWE9.7 
 7. Senicar, SLO9.5 
 8. Bankole, FRA9.3 
 9. Ocvirk, SLO9.0 
 10. Strautmane, LAT8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Agnes STUDER
  (168-PG-98)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Studer, HUN6.7 
 2. Burovaya, RUS5.7 
 3. Katanic, SRB5.2 
 4. Ramette, BEL5.0 
 5. Aho, HUN4.8 
 6. Domuzin, BIH4.5 
 7. Berkani, FRA4.3 
 8. Santucci, ITA4.2 
 9. Kovacevic, BIH4.2 
 10. Brcaninovic, BIH4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Carolina GONCALVES
  (174-F-97)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Goncalves, POR3.2 
 2. Kozik, RUS2.7 
 3. Foppossi, FRA2.7 
 4. Conde, ESP2.7 
 5. Ari, TUR2.5 
 6. Berkani, FRA2.3 
 7. Katanic, SRB2.3 
 8. Kovacevic, BIH2.3 
 9. Brcaninovic, BIH2.2 
 10. Ramette, BEL2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Emilia STOCKLASSA
  (190-C-98)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Stocklassa, SWE2.2 
 2. Senicar, SLO2.2 
 3. Dreimane, LAT2.2 
 4. Strautmane, LAT1.8 
 5. Meskonyte, LTU1.8 
 6. Djaldi-Tabdi, FRA1.7 
 7. Andre, ITA1.4 
 8. Torok, HUN1.3 
 9. Gwashavanhu, SLO1.3 
 10. Perez-Araujo, ESP1.3 


Slovenia and Spain advance into Final in Matosinhos - by Eurobasket News

SEMIFINALS
Slovenia - France 81-75 OT
Slovenia beat France in overtime to reach the championship game in Matosinhos. Aleksandra Kroselj (168-PG-99) came up with 22 points to lead the winners. France jumped to a 20:11 lead ten minutes into the game. But Slovenia bounced back with a 19:12 rally in the second term to narrow the gap. Slovenia followed with a 19:16 run in the fourth period to force overtime. They sank 14 points in the extra period and secured the winning outcome. Larisa Ocvirk (184-SF-97) netted 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the winners. Ornella Bankole (181-SF-97) responded with 23 points and 10 rebounds for France.

Spain - Russia 67-55
Spain beat Russia to pave their way into the championship game. Maria Conde (187-F-97, college: Florida St.) scored 15 points to lead the winning side. Spain accumulated a 38:27 halftime advantage. They held Russia to 10 points in the third term to boost the gap at 15-point mark. Russia could not overcome the deficit in the fourth stanza and had to surrender at the end. Angela Salvadores (178-PG-97, college: Duke, agency: ProDep Management) provided 14 points in the victory. Yulia Kozik (176-SG-97) responded with 17 points for Russia.
5-8 Place
Latvia - Italy 87-89 2OT
Italy survived a double-overtime drama versus Latvia to celebrate victory in the classification round clash. Guilia Ciavarella posted 26 points to lead the Azzurri. Latvia accumulated a 38:30 halftime lead. Italy responded with a 23:12 run in the third term to surge ahead. Latvia forced overtime but had to yield at the end. Mariella Santucci (175-G-97) tossed in 15 points for Italy. Digna Strautmane (188-PF-98) responded with 29 points and 15 rebounds for Latvia.

Hungary - Belgium 87-66
Hungary coasted past Belgium in the classification round clash. Nina Aho (177-PG-97) stepped up with 17 points to lead the charge. Hungary accumulated a 45:35 halftime advantage. Hungary dominated throughout the second half and secured the winning outcome. Agnes Torok (183-F-98) tossed in 16 points and collected 9 boards in the victory. Laure Resimont (185-F/C-98) replied with 12 points for Belgium.

9-12 Place
Poland - Sweden 57-35
Poland thumped Sweden in the classification round game in Matosinhos. Alicja Szloser (179-SF-97) came up with 10 points to lead the winners. Sweden eked out a 12:11 lead after ten minutes. But Poland used a 16:4 run in the second term to take a 27:16 halftime lead. Poland limited their opponents to just 19 points in the second half and ensured the winning outcome. Zuzanna Puc (187-PF-97) and Klaudia Niedzwiedzka (182-PF-98) tossed in 8 points each for the winners. Emilia Stocklassa (190-C-98) responded with 10 points for Sweden.

Serbia - Portugal 71-62
Serbia outgunned Portugal in Matosinhos today. Aleksandra Katanic (172-PG-97, agency: BeoBasket) posted 22 points and 7 assists for the Balkan team. Portugal grabbed a 14:12 lead after ten minutes. But Serbia outscored the hosts in the next three periods and registered a well-deserved win. Mina Djordjevic (186-PF-99, agency: BeoBasket) had 13 points and 14 boards for the winning side. Carolina Goncalves (174-F-97) responded with 18 points and 8 boards for the hosts.
13-16 Place
Turkey - Holland 72-80 OT
Netherlands beat Turkey in overtime in the relegation round. Janis Ndiba (183-F-97) posted 27 points and 16 rebounds to lead the effort. Netherlands enjoyed a 5-point lead heading into the fourth term. But Turkey sank 22 points in the period to force overtime. Netherlands however followed with an 11:3 rally in the extra period to snatch the win. Mia Hordijk (166-PG-00) and Marieke van Schie (178-SG-97) netted 13 points each for the winners. Inci Guclu (200-C-99) replied with 16 points and 7 rebounds for Turkey.

Lithuania - Bosnia 80-77
Lithuania overcame Bosnia in the relegation round and stepped closer to remaining in Division A. Laura Juskaite (187-C-97) delivered 25 points, 13 boards and 7 assists for the Baltic state. Bosnia recorded a 40:37 halftime lead. They extended the advantage to 6 points heading into the fourth quarter. But Lithuania replied with a 25:16 rally in the final term to snatch the victory. Gabija Meskonyte (181-SG-98) delivered 20 points for Lithuania. Jovana Markovic (186-PF-97, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 19 points and 12 rebounds for Bosnia.




Division B. Germany and Slovakia to clash for title in Eilat - by Eurobasket News

SEMIFINALS
Croatia - Germany 52-70
Germany outgunned Croatia to enter Final in Eilat. Satou Sabally (189-F/C-98) came up with 24 points and 6 rebounds to pace the winners. Croatia and Germany were tied at 28 heading into the second half. But Germany spurred ahead in the third term. They used a strong 21:9 run in the fourth stanza to seal the victory. Johanna Klug (189-C-98) tossed in 15 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in the win. Ana Petrak (163-G-98) replied with 15 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds for Croatia.

Slovakia - Belarus 60-53
Slovakia beat Belarus to advance into championship game in Eilat. Miroslava Mistinova (182-F-97) provided 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the winners. Slovakia accumulated a 36:25 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 12-point mark at the final break. Belarus could not recover in the fourth term and had to surrender at the end. Laura Horvatova (166-PG-97) and Nikola Kovacikova (175-PG-99) produced 10 points each in the win. Yanina Inkina (188-F-97) responded with 15 points for Belarus.
5-8 Place
Czech Republic - United Kingdom 77-71
Czech Republic held off Great Britain in the classification game. Michaela Gaislerova (179-F-97) and Katerina Rokosova (193-C-97) provided 15 points each for the winners. Czech Republic accumulated a 40:33 halftime advantage. They protected the lead throughout the second half and raced to the victory. Michaela Krejzova (178-F-98) delivered 13 points in the win. Georgia Gayle (170-PG-97) answered with 20 points and 7 assists for Great Britain.

Israel - Greece 58-71
Greece outscored Israel in the classification round in Eilat. Maria Fasoula (190-C-97) provided 23 points and 7 rebounds to pace the Hellenes. Israel jumped to a 36:26 halftime lead. Greece responded with a 25:13 run in the third term to surge ahead. They ignited a 20:9 run in the fourth quarter to ice the win. Evgenia Kollatou (172-PG-98) accounted for 18 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists for the winning side. Lev Tal (179-SF-97) replied with 16 points for Israel.

9-12 Place
Iceland - Romania 44-56
Romania rallied past Iceland in the classification round. Claudia Stan (196-C-97, college: Vincennes Univ.) delivered 16 points and 9 caroms for the winners. Iceland led by as many as six points at the first break. But Romania turned things around with a 33:11 run in the next two periods and got away with the victory. Ioana Ghizila (173-G-97) chipped in 14 points for the winners. Emelia Osk Gunnarsdottir (174-G/F-98) responded with 12 points for Iceland.

Ukraine - Ireland 82-63
Ukraine breezed past Ireland in the classification game. Yulia Musienko (177-G/F-97) stepped up with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists to pace the winners. Ukraine grabbed a 41:27 halftime advantage. They poured in 41 points in the second half to ease to the win. Olga Yatskovets (183-C-97) recorded 18 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists in the victory. Anna Kelly (168-G-97) responded with 21 points for Ireland.



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  FIBA OCEANIA U17  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Miela GOODCHILD
  AUS
  (175-G/F-0)
  Avg: 23
 1. Goodchild, AUS23.0 
 2. Bourne, AUS19.0 
 3. Ropati, SAM18.4 
 4. Clarke, AUS18.0 
 5. DAngelo, AUS16.0 
 6. Leger-Walker, NZL15.5 
 7. San-Nicolas, GUM15.0 
 8. Whittaker, NZL14.8 
 9. Puli, AUS14.0 
 10. Canaldo, NCA14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frances ROPATI
  SAM
  (--0)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Ropati, SAM12.6 
 2. Sugiyama, PLW11.0 
 3. San-Nicolas, GUM10.8 
 4. Kamodji, NCA10.5 
 5. Bourne, AUS9.8 
 6. Ratidara, MAI9.0 
 7. ONeill, NZL8.6 
 8. Qenenoj, NCA7.8 
 9. Rees, AUS7.0 
 10. Clarke, AUS7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Olivia O''NEILL
  NZL
  (173-G-0)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. ONeill, NZL5.6 
 2. Leger-Walker, NZL4.5 
 3. Clarke, AUS4.4 
 4. McDowell-W., AUS4.2 
 5. Hunter, NZL3.7 
 6. Gould, AUS3.6 
 7. Goodchild, AUS3.4 
 8. Heal, AUS3.4 
 9. Rangi, NZL3.3 
 10. DAngelo, AUS3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Frances ROPATI
  SAM
  (--0)
  Avg: 4
 1. Ropati, SAM4.0 
 2. ONeill, NZL4.0 
 3. Motufoua, SAM4.0 
 4. Heal, AUS3.8 
 5. Goodchild, AUS3.6 
 6. Mere, TAH3.5 
 7. Teriierooite., TAH3.5 
 8. Tavanae, TAH3.5 
 9. DAngelo, AUS3.4 
 10. Clarke, AUS3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kristen SUGIYAMA
  PLW
  (--2)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Sugiyama, PLW1.8 
 2. Hettig, SAM1.8 
 3. San-Nicolas, GUM1.4 
 4. Rees, AUS1.2 
 5. Clarke, AUS1.0 
 6. Leger-Walker, NZL1.0 
 7. Ropati, SAM0.8 
 8. Oliver, AUS0.6 
 9. Bourne, AUS0.6 
 10. Whittaker, NZL0.6 


Australia crowned champions in Guam - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
Australia - New Zealand 81-60
Australia are Oceania U17 champions. They edged New Zealand in the title game in Guam today. Isabelle Bourne (186-C-00) came up with 20 points and 7 rebounds to lead the champions. New Zealand eked out a 23:22 lead after the first period. Australia however turned things around in the second term. The Sapphires ensured a 39:32 halftime lead. They followed with a 42:28 run in the second half to seal the win. Chelsea D'Angelo (180-F-00) accounted for 18 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. Charlisse Leger-Walker (167-G-01) responded with 21 points for New Zealand.
3-4 Place
Guam - Samoa 58-88
Samoa outgunned Guam to claim the Bronze medals. Frances Ropati (00) provided 32 points, 17 rebounds and 9 steals to lead the winners. Samoa accumulated a 52:34 halftime lead. They held the hosts to just 24 points in the second half and raced to the victory. Latorya Ropati (00) provided 16 points and 9 boards in the win. Mia San-Nicolas (01) responded with 18 points and 8 boards for Guam.



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Crowder re-signs at Goettingen - by Eurobasket News

BG 74 Veilchen Ladies Goettingen (DBBL) confirmed in their roster 21-year old guard Jennifer Crowder (164-96). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 23 2.Bundesliga games she had 8.6ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.6apg and 1.9spg last season. Crowder helped them to win the group title.
She represented Germany at the European Championships U18 Division B for Women in Romania three years ago. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 3.0ppg, 1.0apg.
Crowder has played previously for two other teams: BC Pharmaserv Marburg and Baskets Grunberg.

BG 74 Veilchen Ladies Goettingen roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alissa Pierce
Jennifer Crowder
Marissa Janning

Forwards:
Vasiliki Karambatsa
Corinna Dobroniak
Viki Karambatsa

Center:
Verdine Warner

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GREECE  


Panionios land Aikaterini Spatharou - by Eurobasket News

Panionios GSS Athens (A1) tabbed experienced 34-year old guard Aikaterini Spatharou (172-83) from GS Kronos Agiou Dimitriou. In 18 A1 games she averaged 10.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.2apg and 1.4spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Spatharou played at Athinaikos where in 22 games she had 10.5ppg, 3.2rpg, 5.2apg (top 4) and 1.1spg. She helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements Spatharou won Greek A2 League Group South championship title in 2015. She received also Eurobasket.com All-Greek League Honorable Mention award back in 2008.
Spatharou represented Greece at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 five years ago. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 3.0ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.3apg.
Spatharou has played previously professionally also in France (Limoges) and Greece (Panathinaikos, Proteas and Terpsithea).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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Marta Scarsi is a newcomer at Alpo Basket VillaFranca - by Eurobasket News

Alpo Basket VillaFranca (Serie A2) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old power forward Marta Scarsi (182-95) from Carugate. In 26 Serie A2 games she recorded 6.7ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.2spg last season.
Scarsi was selected to U18 National Team in 2013.
She has played previously for three other teams: Albino, Team Crema and Cremona.

Alpo Basket VillaFranca roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Elisa Mancinelli
Maria Zanella
Sofia Vespignani
Anna Pusceddu

Forwards:
Elena Ramo
Silvia Zanardelli
Susanna Toffali

Centers:
Veronica Dell'Olio
Marta Scarsi
Sofia Viviani

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Francesca Santarelli joins Vicenza - by Eurobasket News

Velco Vicenza (Serie A2) agreed terms with 23-year old point guard Francesca Santarelli (174-94) from PFF Group Ferrara. In 25 Serie A2 games she had 4.9ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.4spg last season. She helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Santarelli played at Alpo where in 28 Serie A2 games she recorded 5.6ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.1apg and 1.6spg.
She represented Italy at the European Championships U18 in Bucharest (Romania) five years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 1.3ppg.
Santarelli has played previously for three other teams: CA Romagna, Bologna and Terme di Cervia.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Empoli keeps Pochobradska for another season - by Eurobasket News

Use Scotti Empoli (Serie A2) re-signed 28-year old Czech center Klara Pochobradska (186-89, agency: SPORTlab Agency). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 21 Serie A2 games she recorded very impressive stats: 15.3ppg, 9.9rpg and 1.5spg last season. Pochobradska helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. A very good season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 1st Team.
She played in the final of Czech Republic D1 in 2015.
Pochobradska was also a member of Czech Republic international program for some years. She played for Czech Republic Senior National Team two years ago and previously for U20 National Team back in 2009.
Pochobradska also represented Czech Republic at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
She has played also professionally in Czech Republic (Sokol Hradec Kralove).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Chelsey Lee (ex Haskovo 2012) joins Broni - by Eurobasket News

Pallacanestro Femminile Broni (Serie A1) added to their roster 28-year old American center Chelsey Lee (193-89, college: Rutgers, agency: LBM Management). She played last season at Haskovo 2012 in Bulgarian NBL league. In 24 games she had very impressive stats: 23.0ppg, 11.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.6spg. Lee helped them to win the League title (twice) and the cup (also twice). A very spectacular season in her career as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Center of the Year.
Her career allowed her to visit three different continents. Lee tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. She has played previously professionally in Korea (KEB Hanabank), Romania (Galati) and Spain (CREF Hola).
Lee attended Rutgers, The State University until 2013 and it will be her fifth season as a professional player.

Pallacanestro Femminile Broni roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Enrica Pavia
Ashley Ravelli
Giulia Moroni
Valentina Bonasia

Forwards:
Nina Premasunac
Elena Castello

Centers:
Chelsey Lee
Valentina Gatti

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Riva del Garda lands Giorgia Ermito - by Eurobasket News

Cestistica Rivana - Riva del Garda (Serie A3) tabbed 29-year old power forward Giorgia Ermito (185-88). She has played for the last two years at Maddalena Vision Palermo in the Serie A2. In 23 games she averaged 7.1ppg and 4.6rpg last season.
Ermito won A2 South in 2010.
She has played previously for three other teams: Viterbo, Rende and Lucca.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lithuanian University National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Lithuanian University National Team 2017
#s#
Agne Cerneckyte
Cerneckyte
Dalia Belickaite
Belickaite
Greta Tamasauskaite
Tamasauskaite
Rasa Knyzaite
Knyzaite
Sarune Melinauskaite
Melinauskaite
#e#5
Agne Cerneckyte 173-SG-96 Fortuna Lithuania
Dalia Belickaite 177-SG-96 Energa Torun Poland
Greta Tamasauskaite 170-PG-91 Suduva Lithuania
Rasa Knyzaite 172-PG-98 H-Sirenos Lithuania
Sarune Melinauskaite 170-SG-96 Aistes-LSU Lithuania
Ieva Kazlauskaite 180-F-94 Suduva Lithuania
Gintare Jasiunskaite 182-PF-94 H-Sirenos Lithuania
Agne Bobinaite 181-SF-97 Kibirkstis Lithuania
Martyna Petrenaite 181-F-98 Ukmerges Lithuania
Roberta Mizgeryte 189-PF-95 Fortuna Lithuania
Laura Juskaite 187-C-97 Kibirkstis Lithuania
Daugile Sarauskaite 196-C-96 Kibirkstis Lithuania
Justina Matuzonyte 198-C-94 Fortuna Lithuania
Ieva Savickaite 190-C-96 Kibirkstis Lithuania
Ieva Preskienyte 193-C-93 Palermo Italy




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Jayden Fuiava selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Here is the weekly review of the top performing New Zealand players, who play currently abroad.

   #1. This week's number one is U18 international Jayden Fuiava (99, currently plays in Australia). She contributed to an easy victory against the 13th-ranked Rollers (0-12) crushing them 67-35 in the Australian State League (second division) in Friday night's game. Fuiava scored 7 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in only 1 minutes on the court. Logan Thunder (13-1) is placed first in QBL group. It was her team's consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Fuiava's fourth season with the team. This year she averages: 6.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 2FGP: 56.8%(25-44), 3FGP: 55.6% and FT: 78.3% in 13 games she played so far. Fuiava played for the New Zealand U18 national team one years ago.

Lisa Wallbutton
Lisa Wallbutton
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Lisa Wallbutton (183-86, currently plays in Australia). She could not help Redbacks (12-6) in their last game on Friday. Despite Wallbutton's good performance her team were defeated 71-67 on the road by the leading Tigers in the SBL group. She was the second best scorer with 10 points. Wallbutton also added 9 rebounds. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. It's Wallbutton's first season with the team. Her overall stats this year are: 4.8ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 45.0% and FT: 35.9%. Wallbutton played for the New Zealand national team in 2016.

Natalie Taylor
Natalie Taylor
   #3. The New Zealand player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced international forward Natalie Taylor (182-84, college: SE Missouri St., currently plays in Australia). She was the major contributor in a Brisbane Spartans' victory against the fourth-ranked Flames (7-4) 87-76 in the Australian State League (second division) in Sunday night's game. Taylor scored 20 points, grabbed 8 boards, passed 3 assists and added 3 steals. Brisbane Spartans (12-0) are placed second in QBL group. So far her team won all twelve games in the Regular Season. Taylor has relatively good stats this season: 11.2ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.2apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 35.3%, 3FGP: 40.7% and FT: 66.7%. She is also a member of the New Zealand senior national team.

   #4. Guard Sam Moodie (96, currently plays in Australia) was not able to help Boomers in their game against Falcons (12-5) in the Australian State League (second division). She scored 5 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 21 minutes. The fourth-placed Boomers (11-5) lost 80-84 in Mount Waverley to the higher-ranked (#3) Falcons in the Big V group. They ended the series of eleven consecutive victories. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. This year Moodie's overall stats are: 2.6ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.1apg in 13 games. She used to play for the New Zealand U20 national team back in 2014.

   #5. Former U20 international guard Jessica Renata (175-96, currently plays in Australia) faced previously mentioned Jayden Fuiava in the Australian State League last game. Renata was not able to secure a victory for the league outsider Rollers (0-12) in their game against Logan Thunder (13-1). She was the second best scorer with 9 points. But Rollers (#13) were crushed 67-35 in Loganholme by the leading Logan Thunder in the QBL group. So far Rollers lost all twelve games in the Regular Season. Renata's total stats this season are: 6.6ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.3apg. She used to play for the New Zealand U20 national team three years ago.

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

   #1. Experienced Alicia Poto (166-PG-78, currently plays in Australia). She could not help Spireds (13-2) to beat Sharks (7-7). Poto scored 9 points, grabbed 6 boards, passed 6 assists and added 4 steals in 38 minutes. But the first-placed Spireds (13-2) were crushed 94-60 on the road by the lower-ranked (#6) Sharks in the WARATAH group. Her team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Poto has individually a very good year with high stats. She averages: 15.3ppg, 8.8rpg, 6.3apg and 3.0spg in 15 games she played so far. Poto has a dual citizenship: New Zealand and Australian.

   #2. Moengaroa Subritzky (178-G-93, college: Md-E Shore, currently plays in Australia) was not able to help Power in their game against Logan Thunder (13-1) in the Australian State League (second division). Subritzky scored 5 points and added 3 assists in 20 minutes. The sixth-placed Power (6-5) lost 76-84 in Loganholme to the leading Logan Thunder in the QBL group. This year Subritzky's overall stats are: 6.5ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.2apg and 1.1spg in 10 games.

   #3. Kayla Kiriau (173-G-93, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Moengaroa Subritzky and both played together in the last Australian State League game. Kiriau was not able to secure a victory for Power (6-5) in their game against Logan Thunder (13-1). She scored 8 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished 3 assists. The sixth-placed Power (6-5) was defeated 84-76 in Loganholme by the leading Logan Thunder in the QBL group. This season Kiriau has relatively solid stats: 11.3ppg, 5.0rpg, 3.4apg and 2.4spg.

   #4. Alicia Carline (190-F-93, college: Portland St., currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Moengaroa Subritzky. She played also in the last Australian State League game facing Kayla Kiriau (above) in the other team. Carline couldn't help Power (6-5) in their game against Logan Thunder (13-1). She scored 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Power (#6) was defeated 84-76 in Loganholme by the leading Logan Thunder in the QBL group. Carline's total stats this season are: 6.9ppg and 4.2rpg.

   #5. Dalen Pilitati is a teammate of previously mentioned Moengaroa Subritzky. She played also in the last Australian State League game facing Alicia Carline (above) in the other team. Pilitati couldn't help Power (6-5) in their game against Logan Thunder (13-1). She cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. Pilitati scored only 2 points in 30 minutes. Power (#6) lost 76-84 in Loganholme to the leading Logan Thunder in the QBL group. This year Pilitati's total stats are: 1.3ppg and 2.0rpg in three games.

   #6. Charmian Mellars (182-F-79, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Moengaroa Subritzky. But that was another game of her team in Australian State League which we would like to mention. Mellars couldn't help Power (6-5) in their last game on Saturday. Despite her very good performance Power (#6) was crushed 104-83 in Booval by the lower-ranked Force (#7) in the QBL group. Mellars recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 11 rebounds. Mellars' total stats this season are: 9.3ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.2apg and 2.0spg.

   #7. Shanice Swain (165-G-93, currently plays in Australia) contributed to Wanneroo's victory against the sixth-ranked Redbacks 65-58 in the Australian State League (second division) last Friday. She scored 6 points in 25 minutes. This year Swain's total stats are: 4.4ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.6apg in 19 games.



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  NIGERIA  


Dolphins, First Bank, six others advance as Zenith WBL Final Eight tips off on 24th July in Lagos - by Eurobasket News

The fourth phase of the 13th Edition of the Zenith Bank Women's Basketball League came to an end yesterday in Ibadan with eight teams emerging as finalists. The twelve teams that participated in the 3rd and 4th phases were grouped into two groups of six team each. The top four team from each group will advance to the Final Eight Playoffs.
Group A
First Bank
IGP Queens
First DeepWater
Plateau Rocks

Group B
Dolphins
Customs
Delta Force
GT2000

The year's Final Eight schedule will look very similar to last year's as six of the eight team that participated last year will feature this year. Benue Princess and AHIP Queens are replaced by First Deepwater and GT2000. The Final Eight which is expected to tip off at the Indoor Hall of the National Stadium Surulere on Monday 24 July, will feature the All Star Game. Championship Game will be held on Saturday 29 July.
Courtesy of: bballnaija.com



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  RUSSIA  


Udominate inks Marina Bas - by Eurobasket News

Udominate Basket Umea (Damligan) agreed terms with 32-year old Russian ex-international center Marina Bas (195-85). She played last season at Osmaniye Genclik in Turkish KBSL. In 15 games she had very impressive stats: 16.7ppg, 7.3rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3bpg. Bas helped them to win the Supercup. She also played that season for Hatay in KBSL where in 5 games she recorded 13.6ppg, 5.6rpg and 2.2apg. Bas also played 3 games in Euroleague where she averaged remarkable 17.3ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.7apg and 1.7bpg.
In 2006 she was drafted by Indiana Fever (WNBA) in third round (40th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Bas was voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Honorable Mention back in 2011.
She was also a member of Russian international program for some years. Bas played for Russian Senior National Team between 2005 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2004 and 2005.
She also represented Russia at the European Championships in Hungary and Romania two years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 6.1ppg, 1.8rpg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 32.1%.
Bas has played previously professionally also in Russia (UMMC Ekaterinburg, Dynamo Moscow, Spartak Vidnoye and Nadezhda Orenburg).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  RWANDA  


IPRC-South plot to stun APR in hoops playoff finals - by Eurobasket News

Women basketball playoff finals title hopefuls IPRC-South are plotting to stun favourites APR and clinch their first ever competitive title. The best of five finals series for both men and women categories, will be held at Amahoro Indoor Stadium starting with Game 1 on Friday evening. In the men's category, regular season league champions Rwanda Energy Group (REG) will battle it out with last year's champions Patriots. Since their establishment in 2014, IPRC-South have been improving every season-in their maiden campaign (2014/15), they finished fifth. In the 2015/16 season, the Huye-based club improved by two slots to finish third before finishing in second place this season hence qualifying for the Playoffs finals. They will compete at next year's FIBA Africa Zone V Club Championship along with APR irrespective of who wins the playoff title. According to head coach Jean Claude Muhirwa, IPRC-South will go into the finals series against the more experienced APR without any fear because they have nothing to lose. 'We have been training extensively since the end of the regular season, this has been a very good season for us and we are looking forward to the playoffs finals with high optimism,' said Muhirwa. In the regular season, IPRC-South lost to APR in the first and second round games; 46-50 and 46-48 respectively. For APR, they will go into the finals aiming to complete a quartet of trophies having already bagged the Genocide memorial tournaments (local and regional) as well as the regular season league title.
Courtesy of: newtimes.co.rw



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  SWEDEN  


Udominate inks Marina Bas - by Eurobasket News

Udominate Basket Umea (Damligan) agreed terms with 32-year old Russian ex-international center Marina Bas (195-85). She played last season at Osmaniye Genclik in Turkish KBSL. In 15 games she had very impressive stats: 16.7ppg, 7.3rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3bpg. Bas helped them to win the Supercup. She also played that season for Hatay in KBSL where in 5 games she recorded 13.6ppg, 5.6rpg and 2.2apg. Bas also played 3 games in Euroleague where she averaged remarkable 17.3ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.7apg and 1.7bpg.
In 2006 she was drafted by Indiana Fever (WNBA) in third round (40th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Bas was voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Honorable Mention back in 2011.
She was also a member of Russian international program for some years. Bas played for Russian Senior National Team between 2005 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2004 and 2005.
She also represented Russia at the European Championships in Hungary and Romania two years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 6.1ppg, 1.8rpg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 32.1%.
Bas has played previously professionally also in Russia (UMMC Ekaterinburg, Dynamo Moscow, Spartak Vidnoye and Nadezhda Orenburg).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Illinois offers Southern Durham senior guard J'Naya Ephraim - by David Edole

Durham, N.C. - Southern Durham girls basketball senior guard J'Naya Ephraim announced via Twitter Thursday that she received scholarship offers from the University of Illinois.
Ephraim also holds offers from Jacksonville State, James Madison, NC Central, UNC-Asheville, USC-Upstate, Temple and Western Carolina.
The standout Lady Spartan averaged a double-double last season, posting 16.5 points and 10.8 rebounds per contest; she also garnered five rebounds and five assists per game.
Ephraim tallied 16 double-doubles in her junior campaign and recorded a triple-double on Jan. 13 against Chapel Hill with 13 points, 12 rebounds and 15 steals.
She posted a season-high 26 points on Jan. 27 against Orange, the start of a three-game streak with at least 20 points per game.



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Carr ready to drive Suns to more success - by Paul Nilsen

Sevenoaks Suns have received a boost with the news that influential team leader Catherine Carr (183-F, college: Holy Family) has committed to continuing with the club for the new 2017-18 WBBL season.

One of the best and most well-known players in the league, the versatility, points production and all-round leadership will be priceless for Suns as they look to continue their upward trajectory.

Carr was a major driver of their historic moment when they collected their first-ever silverware with the WBBL Trophy and was then crowned MVP at the WBBL Play-Off Final at The O2 as Suns made it a double.

"Cat is the unquestioned leader of our team," smiled a delighted Suns' head coach, Len Busch.

"She showed last year, how with a stronger team around her, she could rise to another level.

"She's a competitor and a great person, so I'm really happy to have her back.

"Plus, with Gabby [Nikitinaite] moving on, I'm curious to see which youngster she adopts as her new little sister," added the play-caller.



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Stewart and Langhorne help Storm beat Dream 90-84 - by Eurobasket News

Breanna Stewart (6'4''-F-94, college: Connecticut) scored 24 points and Crystal Langhorne (6'2''-F/C-86, college: Maryland) added 20, making all nine of her shots, to help the Seattle Storm beat the Atlanta Dream 90-84 on Saturday night. Seattle (9-10) trailed 74-69 midway through the fourth quarter before Stewart and Langhorne scored the next five points to tie it. The Storm took the lead for good at 78-76 on Stewart's reverse layup with 3:09 left. The Dream (8-10) couldn't get a stop down the stretch as the Storm scored on six straight possessions to secure the victory. Langhorne has made her last 18 shots over the past three games. She's five short of the WNBA record set by Los Angeles' Nneka Ogwumike last season. Tiffany Hayes (5'10''-G-89, college: Connecticut) scored 19 points, and Brittney Sykes (5'9''-G-94, college: Syracuse, agency: LBM Management) added 16 for the Dream. Sue Bird (5'9''-PG-80, college: Connecticut) had 10 of her 12 points in the first half and Seattle led 45-43 at the break. Her 3-point shot made it 38-25 with 6:36 left in the second quarter before the Dream rallied behind Damiris Dantas to get within two at the half.
Courtesy of: nationalpost.com



Dolson's big game lifts Sky to 78-68 win over Liberty - by Eurobasket News

Having Courtney Vandersloot (5'8''-PG-89, college: Gonzaga) back in the fold is making all the difference for the Chicago Sky. Vandersloot missed most of the start of the season for overseas commitments then left again in June to play in the EuroBasket tournament for Hungary. Now the star point guard is starting to feel more comfortable on the court with a new system. She had 13 points and nine assists Friday night to help Chicago beat the New York Liberty 78-68 for its third consecutive win. "It was hard coming in late and then leaving again and then coming back. Never done anything like that and it was difficult," said Vandersloot, who has averaged 11.3 assists in the three victories. "Getting some practice in and getting in a good flow with our new coach and being on the same page. I'm getting more comfortable out there and luckily it's resulting in a couple wins." Stefanie Dolson (6'5''-C-92, college: Connecticut) scored 23 points to lead Chicago (6-12). Kahleah Copper (6'1''-F-94, college: Rutgers, agency: LBM Management) added 13 points. "It's big going into this four-game road trip we have," Vandersloot said. "We were running out of time. We were saying we'd put it together and now it seems like we are. We're nowhere near where we want to be, but we feel good after these last three games." Chicago, which had dropped five of six before the current winning streak, was up 53-52 heading into the final quarter before scoring 14 of the first 17 points in the period. Allie Quigley (5'10''-G-86, college: De Paul), Vandersloot and Dolson hit 3-pointers during the burst. Dolson's shot capped the run and gave Chicago a 67-55 lead - it's biggest of the game. New York (8-9) couldn't get within six the rest of the way. The loss overshadowed another strong game from Tina Charles (6'4''-C-88, college: Connecticut), who had 21 points and 19 rebounds and became the franchise leader on the boards. "To me it means I'm doing my job," Charles said about breaking New York's record. "That's the best way I can put it. It's what my job description entails." The Liberty were back home after a long trip that saw them drop three of four games. They play three games at home before heading back out on the road after the All-Star break for five games. "I think from the start of the game we came out good, we just couldn't make shots," said Shavonte Zellous (5'10''-G-86, college: Pittsburgh), who had 14 points and 11 rebounds for New York. "We'll get better. Eventually everything will fall for us." New York found itself down 10 in the first half before Charles got going. She finished the opening 20 minutes with 12 points and nine rebounds. The rest of the Liberty starters were just 5 for 24 from the field. Charles became the franchise's career rebounding leader in the first half, passing Tari Phillips, who grabbed 1,077 boards. Charles has 1,089 with New York and 2,499 in her career. That's eighth best in WNBA history, passing Michelle Snow.
Courtesy of: usatoday.com