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  AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS  


Standings

1
Regular Season: Round 1

A

Sep. 8: NGR - IVO
Sep. 8: COD - MLI

B

Sep. 8: ANG - UGA
Sep. 8: CAF - MOR

C

Sep. 8: TUN - CMR
Sep. 8: GUI - RWA

D

Sep. 8: SEN - RSA
Sep. 8: MOZ - EGY



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  ALGERIA  


Boulogne welcomes back Cheriet - by Eurobasket News

SO Maritime Boulogne (ProB) inked 30-year old naturalized Algerian power forward Mehdi Cheriet (204-100kg-87, college: San Diego State). It is actually his comeback to SO Maritime Boulogne as he has played here before. Cheriet was about to sign at Chorale de Roanne Basket in the ProB. He has played there for the last three years. The last season Cheriet played also at Chorale de Roanne where in 12 ProB games he averaged 3.2ppg and 1.3rpg. He helped them to win the cup.
Among other achievements Cheriet received Afrobasket.com All-African Championships Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
He represented France at the Afrobasket Championships in Rades (Tunisia) two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 11.6ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 57.1%, 3PT: 29.4%, FT: 83.3%.
Cheriet has played previously for two other teams: Le Portel and Boulazac Basket.
He attended San Diego State until 2011 and it is his seventh season in pro basketball.

SO Maritime Boulogne roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ralph Temgoua
Hugo Dumortier

Forwards:
Mehdi Cheriet
Namory Boundy

Center:
Adolphe_Michel Jean-Baptiste

Coach: Frederic Brouillaud

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ARGENTINA  


Principe comes back to UBC - by Eurobasket News

Udine Basket Club (Serie C Silver) strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old naturalized Argentinian power forward Matias Principe (202-107kg-85). It is actually his comeback to UBC as he has played here before. Principe played most recently at Calligaris Corno di Rosazzo in the Serie C Gold. Serie C Silver will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Principe played at Pallacanestro Vis Spilimbergo (Serie C).
He has played previously for four other teams: Catanzaro, Agrigento, Caorle and GSA Amici Pallacanestro Udine.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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La Union tabs rookie Jeffrey Parker in his first year in pro basketball - by Eurobasket News

La Union Colon (TNA) landed 24-year old American forward Jeffrey Parker (198-91kg-93). Parker just graduated from W.Washington (NCAA2). He has played there for the last five years. In 26 games he averaged 15.0ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.2apg last season. Parker helped them to win GNAC Tournament and end the regular season at the top position. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to All-GNAC 1st Team.
As mentioned above Parker is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

La Union Colon roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lautaro Fraga
Alvaro Merlo
Alejo Crotti

Forward:
Jeffrey Parker

Center:
Facundo Mendoza

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



La Union lands Alejo Crotti - by Eurobasket News

La Union Colon (TNA) tabbed 25-year old point guard Alejo Crotti (182-92). He played most recently at Independ. Oliva in the TFB.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Crotti spent at Olimpico de La Banda (LigaA). But in 40 games he averaged just 2.0ppg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals. Crotti also played that season for Olimpico where in 40 TNA games he had only 2.0ppg.
Among other achievements he received Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian Torneo Federal Honorable Mention award in 2015.

La Union Colon roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lautaro Fraga
Alvaro Merlo
Alejo Crotti

Center:
Facundo Mendoza

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Durley re-signs at San Isidro - by Eurobasket News

San Isidro San Francisco (TNA) confirmed in their roster 29-year old American power forward Jonathan Durley (203-111kg-88, college: Wichita State). He played there last season. In 13 TNA games he recorded 13.1ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.3apg and 1.2bpg. Durley helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Union (LigaA) where in 20 games he averaged impressive 17.6ppg, 8.9rpg (#5 in the league) and 1.8apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA 3rd Team. Durley also played that season for Bohemios in Uruguayan LUB. But in only one game he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound. The other team Durley played that season for was Quilmes (LigaA). In 15 games he got 8.3ppg and 4.5rpg (#5 in the league). Great season indeed as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA 3rd Team.
Durley won NIT championship title in 2011.
He has played previously professionally also in Spain (Leon, Melilla_Baloncesto and Palencia_Baloncesto) and Argentina (Weber Bahia and Quilmes Mar del Plata).
Durley attended Wichita State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

San Isidro San Francisco roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Martin Muller
Felipe Pais
Agustin Perez

Forwards:
German Sciutto
Tomas Rossi

Centers:
Jonathan Durley
Jose Peralta

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Argentinian U17 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Francisco Farabello
Farabello
Fausto Ruesga
Ruesga
Leandro Bolmaro
Bolmaro
Tomas Pereyra
Pereyra
Christian Bihurriet
Bihurriet
#e#5
1Juan Hierrezuelo 203-F/C-00 San Lorenzo Argentina
5Francisco Farabello 188-G-00
6Juan Ignacio Marcos 187-G-00 Penarol Argentina
7Fausto Ruesga 200-F-00 Olimpo BB Argentina
8Juan Marini 194-F/G-00 Weber Bahia Argentina
9Ramiro Rattero 195-C-00 Echague Argentina
10Leandro Bolmaro 198-F-00
11Tomas Chapero 203-F/C-01
12Ulises Sangoy 206-C-00 Atenas Argentina
13Julian Eydallin 195-F/G-00 Talleres TV Argentina
14Tomas Pereyra 198-F-00 Boca Jrs Argentina
15Christian Bihurriet 209-C-00




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





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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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


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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Alex Ruoff (ex Goettingen) signs at Joventut - by Eurobasket News

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona (Liga Endesa) landed 31-year old American swingman Alex Ruoff (198-90kg-86, college: W.Virginia, agency: Inception Sports). He played most recently at BG Goettingen in German BBL league. In 25 games he averaged impressive 15.0ppg, 4.8rpg, 4.7apg and 1.8spg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention. Ruoff also played that season for EnBW Ludwigsburg (also in BBL) where in 5 games he had 11.2ppg, 3.2rpg and 3.2apg.
In 2012 (three years after he left the college) Ruoff was drafted by Erie Bay Hawks (D-League) in second round (28th overall).
The former West Virginia University staris in his ninth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Ruoff won German 2.Bundesliga Pro A championship title in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A 1st Team award back in 2014.
Ruoff has played also professionally in Belgium (Okapi Aalstar and Liege Basket), Spain (RETAbet Bilbao Basket) and NBA G League (Iowa Energy and Canton Charge).
He is described as: A fighter who defends hard and has a knack for hitting huge three pointers. Very good player for European leagues.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Budivelnyk lands Maksim Sandul - by Eurobasket News

Budivelnyk Kyiv (Superleague) tabbed 26-year old Ukrainian international power forward Maksim Sandul (207-114kg-91, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He played most recently at Polski Cukier Torun in Polish PLK league. In 42 games he averaged just 2.5ppg and 2.5rpg last season. Sandul helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at La ICL Manresa in Spanish Liga Endesa where in 32 games he had only 2.8ppg and 3.1rpg.
Sandul has been also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Ukrainian senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Sandul also represented Ukraine at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 1.6ppg, 2.1rpg.
Sandul has played previously for two other Ukraine teams: BC Kyiv and Kyiv Vovcha zgraya.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Blake Hamilton joins Ventspils - by Eurobasket News

BK Ventspils (LBL) added to their roster 23-year old American guard Blake Hamilton (198-93kg-94). He just graduated from Buffalo (NCAA). In 31 games he had very impressive stats: 17.0ppg, 6.2rpg, 4.4apg and 1.0spg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was named to All-MAC 2nd Team.
As mentioned above Hamilton is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
His college team won MAC Tournament in 2016.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BOLIVIA  


Bolivian U17 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Agustin Carreon
Carreon
Esteban Covarrubias
Covarrubias
Lazaro Chappottin
Chappottin
Jose Perez
Perez
Cedrick Pariente
Pariente
#e#5
4Luis Amzazan G-00 BOL U17 NT Bolivia
5Agustin Carreon G-00 Amistad Bolivia
7Esteban Covarrubias F-01 Univ. San Simon Bolivia
9Jose Guzman G-00 BOL U17 NT Bolivia
10Alvaro Pereyra G-00 BOL U17 NT Bolivia
11Lazaro Chappottin F-00 BOL U17 NT Bolivia
12Luis Calvo F-00 BOL U17 NT Bolivia
13Yurgen Pariente C-00 Univ. San Simon Bolivia
14Pedro Negrete F-00 BOL U17 NT Bolivia
35Jose Perez C-00 BOL U17 NT Bolivia
44Ignacio Zorrilla SG-01 Univ. San Simon Bolivia
46Cedrick Pariente SF-00 Univ. San Simon Bolivia




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  BRAZIL  


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
.

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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  BULGARIA  


Nikolov comes back to Lukoil Academic Sofia - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Lukoil Academic Sofia (NBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old former Bulgarian international power forward Hristo Nikolov (200-102kg-85, agency: 011 Sports). It is actually his comeback to Sofia as he has played here before. Nikolov has played for the last two years at Stal Ostrow in Polish PLK league. In 40 games he recorded 9.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.1apg last season. Nikolov helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Levski where in 8 NBL games he averaged impressive 15.9ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.8apg and 1.8spg. Nikolov also played 3 games in Balkan League where he had 9.3ppg, 5.3rpg and 2.7apg. Nikolov also spent pre-season at BC Timisoara (Liga Nationala) in Romanian league that year.
Among other achievements he won Hungarian League championship title in 2012. Nikolov received also Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League 2nd Team award back in 2012.
He was also a member of Bulgarian international program for some years. Nikolov played for Bulgarian Senior National Team between 2006 and 2014 and previously for U20 National Team in 2005.
He represented Bulgaria at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago.
Nikolov is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in France (Pau Lacq Orthez), Slovenia (Un.Olimpija), Hungary (Szolnok), Bulgaria (BC CSKA Interlogic Sophia) and Romania (UBT Cluj Napoca and Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CAMEROON  


The Rockets land Luc Mbah a Moute - by Eurobasket News

Houston Rockets (NBA) tabbed 31-year old Cameroonian ex-international swingman Luc Mbah a Moute (200-104kg-86, college: UCLA) from LA Clippers. In 87 NBA games in USA he averaged 6.2ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.0spg last season.
In 2008 Mbah a Moute was drafted by Milwaukee Bucks in second round (37th overall). The former Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles standoutis in his tenth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Mbah a Moute's college team won Pac-10 Tournament in 2006 and 2008. He received also Pac-10 All-Defensive Honorable Mention award back in 2008.
Mbah a Moute represented Cameroon at the Afrobasket Championships in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) four years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 11.5ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.0apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 26.7%, FT: 67.6%.
Mbah a Moute has played previously for two other teams: Phi.76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves.

Houston Rockets roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chris Paul
Luc Mbah_a_Moute
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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CANADA  


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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  CHILE  


Chilean U17 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Chilean U17 National Team 2017
#s#
Alvaro Pimentel
Pimentel
Ignacio Arroyo
Arroyo
Tomas Gonzalez
Gonzalez
Sebastian Contreras
Contreras
Sebastian Carrasco
Carrasco
#e#5
4Alvaro Pimentel 188-G-00 CD Valdivia Chile
5Ignacio Arroyo 185-G-00 Estudiantes Spain
6Tomas Gonzalez 188-G-00 Pozuelo Spain
7Sebastian Contreras 182-PG-00 U.Catolica Chile
8Sebastian Carrasco 180-PG-00 AB Ancud Chile
9Carlos Villagran 185-SG-00 Aleman Chile
10Carlos Martinez 205-C-00
11Maxwell Lorca-Lloyd 208-F-00 Northfield Mt.Her. USA
12Lino Saez 195-F-77 Arturo Prat Chile
13Franco Aviles 200-C-01 Temuco Basket Chile
14Matias Melo 195-SF-00 U.Catolica Chile
15Kevin Rubio 189-G-00 Puerto Montt Chile




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
gschID: 544583





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  CHINA  


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)



Leopards tab Keith Langford, ex Unics - by Eurobasket News

Shenzhen Leopards (CBA) inked experienced 34-year old American ex-international shooting guard Keith Langford (193-91kg-83, college: Kansas). He was about to sign at Unics in Russian VTB league. Langford has played there for the last four years. In 28 Euroleague games he averaged impressive 21.8ppg, 3.4rpg and 3.7apg last season. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com Euroleague All-Imports Team and Honorable Mention. Langford also played 25 games in VTB United League where he was fourth best scorer with remarkable 18.6ppg and recorded 2.7rpg, 3.3apg and 1.0spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to VTB United League All-Star Game.
In 2005 Langford was drafted by Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA) in fifth round (39th overall).
He attended University of Kansas and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Langford played in the final of VTB United League in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Import Player of the Year award in 2016.
Langford represented USA at the Panamerican Games in Toronto (Canada) two years ago.
He is a very experienced player. Langford has played also professionally in Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Italy (Armani Milano, Angelico Biella, Vanoli Cremona and Virtus Bologna), USBL (Kansas C.), NBA G League (Austin Spurs) and D-League (Ft.Worth F.).
His game is described as: A smooth, left-handed wing player who should contribute at the shooting guard and small forward slots. Possesses good range on his outside jumper... Also has the ability to take his man off the dribble and go strong to the rim... Can put up big numbers in the scoring column... Shows impressive ability to drive and hit pull-up jumpers from medium range... A solid perimeter defender.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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 Break22.0 
 4. Smith, Sabios20.8 
 5. Coombs, Sabios18.8 
 6. Roberson, Condores18.2 
 7. McCoy, Condores16.3 
 8. Carraway, Cimar.15.8 
 9. Almanza, Condores15.5 
 10. Romero, Piratas14.8 
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. Ortiz, Fast Break7.2 
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. Moreno, Cimarrones4.4 
 7. Coombs, Sabios4.4 
 8. Caicedo, Cimar.4.4 
 9. Crawford, Aguilas3.5 
 10. Diaz, Condores3.3 
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, Condores1.7 
 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. Quinones, Academia1.1 
 5. Crawford, Aguilas1.1 
 6. Hernandez, Cimar.0.9 
 7. Givens, Piratas0.9 
 8. Hinestroza-J., Fast B.0.9 
 9. Velez, Sabios0.7 
 10. Romero, Piratas0.6 


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)



Colombian U17 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Colombian U16 National Team 2017
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Reyes Pusey
Pusey
Andres Perez
Perez
Carlos Luque
Luque
Octavio Munoz
Munoz
Josh Paul
Paul
#e#5
4Reyes Pusey 176-PG-00
5Andres Perez 181-PG-00
6Carlos Luque 190-SF-00
7Octavio Munoz 178-PG-01
8Josh Paul 198-SF-00 Cedarville USA
9Juan Lombana 183-SG-00
10Juan Pablo Cardona 190-G-00
11Leyder Moreno 193-SG-00
12Juan Flores 194-F/G-00 Culiacan Mexico
13Deiman Reyes 204-C-01
14Amed Ferrer 203-F-00
15Chyse Webster 204-C-00

Yahir De Avila Head Coach Guerreros Colombia



Dallis Joyner (ex Aguilas) agreed terms with Hapoel Kfar Saba - by Nir Luna

Hapoel Kfar Saba/Kohav Yair (National League) inked 27-year old American power forward Dallis Joyner (203-113kg-90, college: Stony Brook). He played in the summer at Aguilas in Colombian Liga DirecTV. In three games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.7ppg, 9.0rpg, 4.7apg and 2.0bpg. The last season Joyner played at Ironi Kiryat Ata where in 28 National League games he averaged remarkable 15.7ppg, 9.0rpg, 2.2apg and 1.2bpg.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Israeli National League for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). Joyner received also Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League 2nd Team award in 2016.
He is a very experienced player. Joyner has played also professionally in Bulgaria (Yambol), Slovakia (MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno), Switzerland (Lugano Tigers) and Israel (Maccabi Kiryat Bialik).
He attended State University of New York,Stony Brook until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CROATIA  


Djordje Malbasa is a newcomer at Piombino - by Eurobasket News

Basket Golfo Piombino (Serie B) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old naturalized Croatian small forward Djordje Malbasa (198-95, agency: SPORTlab Agency). He has played for the last five seasons at Treviso Basket in the Serie A2. Serie A2 was a little too high level for him, where in 31 games he recorded just 1.4ppg last season. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Malbasa helped them to win the regular season.
He has played previously for another Italian team Benetton Treviso.

Basket Golfo Piombino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alessandro Procacci
Edoardo Fontana

Forwards:
Alessio Iardella
Camillo Bianchi
Djordje Malbasa

Center:
Edoardo Persico

Coach: Marco Andreazza

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CYPRUS  


Keravnos keep Parks for another season - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Keravnos Strovolou (Division A) re-signed 26-year old American power forward Terell Parks (204-98kg-91, college: W.Illinois). He played there last season. In 26 Division A games he recorded 12.1ppg, 8.5rpg (leader !!!), 1.5apg and 1.4spg. Parks helped them to win the league title (twice) and they also made it to the Cup final (twice). A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team.
The most of previous (2015-16) season he spent at Tajfun (Telemach League) in Slovenia where in 13 games he averaged 13.1ppg, 8.3rpg (#2 in the league), 1.0apg and 1.2spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League Honorable Mention. Parks also played that season for Anagennises. In only one Division A game he had 8 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists and 1 block.
Parks has played previously professionally in Poland (Kotwica) and Greece (Kolossos H Hotels).
He attended Western Illinois University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Keravnos Strovolou roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Georgios Neophytou
Kenny Barker
Panagiotis Markou

Forwards:
Mohamed Abukar
George Theocharides
Nikolaos Stylianou

Centers:
Christos Loizidis
Terell Parks

Coach: Christoforos Livadiotis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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AO Ikaros Nea Smyrnis tab Efstathios Chrysanthidis, ex Keravnos - by Chris Mammides

AO Ikaros Nea Smyrnis (C) inked 20-year old guard Efstathios Chrysanthidis (192-97). The last time (11-14) he played at the junior team of Keravnos in Cypriot Division A. Chrysanthidis has played there for the last three years. Chrysanthidis missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
His game is described as: (By Chris Mammides, 2013)
Stathis is a very good and a sharp shooter. Stathis would bring any teams scoring numbers up right away but at the same time can put up numbers with assists and steals. He needs to improve his shot behind the arc and his man to man defense. Finally he needs to add some muscles in order to be tougher against taller opponents
.

AO Ikaros Nea Smyrnis roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giannis Grammatikos
Andreas Spyropoulos
Minas Paspalas
Nikos Veliziotis
Efstathios Chrysanthidis
Andreas Melissourgos

Forwards:
Savvas Dorkofikis
Nikolaos Lavaris
Christos Darmogiannis

Centers:
Giorgos Vouzas
Kosta Mihalopoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  

Stats Leaders - LIDOBA

Points Per Game
 Gerardo SUERO
  Indios SFM
  (196-G-89)
  Avg: 27.1
 1. Suero, Indios SFM27.1 
 2. Gilder, Caneros LR24.0 
 3. Woodbury, Titanes .20.9 
 4. Guzman, Soles SD20.5 
 5. Bailey, Reales LV19.5 
 6. Santana, Titanes .19.0 
 7. Glenn, Metros S.18.5 
 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.9.0 
 4. Jones, Huracanes PP8.6 
 5. Santana, Titanes .8.5 
 6. Rhett, Leones SD7.8 
 7. Vargas, Metros S.7.4 
 8. Gilder, Caneros LR7.2 
 9. Evangelista, Caner.6.7 
 10. Glenn, Metros S.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Juan CORONADO
  Reales LV
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Coronado, Reales LV6.5 
 2. Miller, Leones SD5.3 
 3. De-Leon, Metros S.5.3 
 4. Soliman, Caner.5.2 
 5. Suero, Indios SFM5.2 
 6. Fortuna, Leones SD3.9 
 7. Glenn, Metros S.3.6 
 8. Rhett, Leones SD3.6 
 9. Fortuna, Titanes .3.5 
 10. Carter, Huracane.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.1.5 
 8. Gilder, Caneros LR1.4 
 9. Santana, Titanes .1.3 
 10. Fortuna, Titanes .1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Aaron JONES
  Huracanes PP
  (206-F-93)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Jones, Huracanes PP1.4 
 2. Evangelista, Caner.1.4 
 3. Nunez, Metros S.1.3 
 4. Okosun, Reales LV1.3 
 5. Vargas, Metros S.1.1 
 6. Shannon, Indios S.1.1 
 7. Garcia, Indios SFM0.9 
 8. Williams, Titanes .0.9 
 9. Santana, Titanes .0.9 
 10. Suero, Indios SFM0.8 



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  ECUADOR  


Ecuadorian U17 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Luis Riascos
Riascos
Aaron Capurro
Capurro
Edward Sanchez
Sanchez
Kenning Rivera
Rivera
Michael Moncayo
Moncayo
#e#5
4Luis Riascos 193-F/G-00 GECR Indalo Argentina
5Aaron Capurro 00
6Luciano Abadie 01
7David Aparicio 01
8Brandon Valles 01
9Daniel Sanchez 01
10Mauricio Jaramillo 01
11Edward Sanchez 188-G-00 Penn St. Berks USA
12Kenning Rivera 00
13Michael Moncayo 00 Iccan Ecuador
14Gabriel Gonzalez 00
15Yussephe Castaneda 00




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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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Roderick Odom (ex Astana) agreed terms with Paris-Levallois - by Eurobasket News

Paris-Levallois (ProA) inked 26-year old American forward Roderick Odom (206-105kg-91, college: Vanderbilt, agency: Three Eye Sports). He played most recently at BK Astana in Kazakhstan National League. In four games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.5ppg, 4.3rpg and 2.5apg last season. Odom helped them to win the league title. He also played 27 games in VTB United League where he averaged 9.9ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg.
The previous (15-16) season Odom played at Virtus Bologna in Italian Serie A2. In 30 games he had 10.0ppg and 4.9rpg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Odom received All-SEC 2nd Team award back in 2014 at his college time.
Odom has played also professionally in Greece (KAO Dramas).
He attended Vanderbilt University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

Paris-Levallois roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Louis Campbell
Daniel Nwaelele
Remi Lesca
Klemen Prepelic

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

Center:
Gavin Ware

Coach: Frederic Fauthoux

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Unics sign Jamar Smith, ex Unicaja - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) signed 30-year old American guard Jamar Smith (191-84kg-87, college: S.Indiana, agency: Inception Sports). He has played for the last two seasons at Unicaja in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 38 games he had 10.7ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.4apg last season. Smith helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 21 games in Eurocup where he recorded 10.3ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.2apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Smith's team made it to the Spanish Liga Endesa final in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com French ProA All-Imports Team in 2015.
Smith is quite experienced player. He has played in seven different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Smith has played previously professionally in Germany (Brose Baskets), Israel (Galil Gilboa), Venezuela (Guaiqueries), France (Limoges CSP Elite), NBA (Boston Celtics), Czech Republic (Prostejov) and NBA G League (Maine Red Claws).
He attended University of Southern Indiana until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

Unics Kazan roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Anton Ponkrashov
Pavel Sergeev
Evgeny Kolesnikov
Joaquin Colom
Jamar Smith
Trent Lockett

Forwards:
Vladislav Trushkin
Melvin Ejim

Centers:
Stephane Lasme
Grigori Shukhovtsov

Coach: Dimitris Priftis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Micheal Eric (ex RETAbet BB) to join Darussafaka - by Eurobasket News

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL) agreed terms with 29-year old Nigerian power forward Micheal Eric (210-109kg-88, college: Temple). He played last season at RETAbet Bilbao Basket in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 30 games he had 9.5ppg and 5.6rpg. Eric also played 8 games in Eurocup where he recorded 10.6ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.1bpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at AEK Athens in Greek A1. In 9 games he averaged just 2.2ppg and 2.4rpg. Eric helped them to make it to the semifinals.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Eric's team won Atlantic 10 Regular Season in 2012. He was also voted USBasket.com D-League All-Rookie 2nd Team back in 2013.
Eric is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (Enel Brindisi), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers and Milwaukee Bucks), Greece (Panelefsiniakos) and NBA G League (Texas Legends and Canton Charge).
Eric attended Temple University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
On Eric: Often compared to Serge Ibaka thanks to his defensive skills, for sure he's a great help defender and a great one-on-one defender, while offensive game has yet to be developed. However, with his athleticism and the way he jumps and blocks shots, he can quickly move to the top level.

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Muhammed Baygul
Will Cummings
Egehan Arna

Forwards:
Micheal Eric
JaJuan Johnson
James Bell

Center:
Emircan Kosut

Coach: David Blatt

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Former MVP Rodriguez retuns to EuroLeague, joins CSKA - by Eurobasket News

A former Turkish Airlines EuroLeague MVP returned to the competition, as CSKA Moscow announced the arrival of star playmaker Sergio Rodriguez (191-PG-86), who inked a two-year deal with an option for another season on Monday. Rodriguez (1.91 meters, 31 years old) earned EuroLeague MVP honors in the 2013-14 season, averaging 14 points and 4.9 assists in 31 games. He arrives from Philadelphia of the NBA, where he averaged 7.8 points and 5.1 assists in 68 games last season. He started his career with Spanish side Estudiantes and also played for Portland, Sacramento and New York of the NBA before joining Real Madrid before the start of the 2010-11 season. In his six seasons with Madrid, Rodriguez led his team to four Final Four appearances in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015, playing three consecutive finals and lifting the trophy in 2015 - the club's first EuroLeague crown in 20 years. He also helped Madrid win three Spanish League and four Spanish Copa del Rey titles, as well as lifting the Intercontinental Cup trophy in 2015. Rodriguez has also been very successful with the Spanish national team, helping it win respective gold medals at the 2006 FIBA World Cup and EuroBasket 2015. He also won two Olympic medals - silver in 2012, bronze in 2016 -, as well as getting a silver one at EuroBasket 2007 and another bronze at EuroBasket 2013. Rodriguez also led the Spanish U18 national team to a gold medal at the 2004 European Championships, earning MVP honors. In 163 EuroLeague career games with Estudiantes and Madrid, Rodriguez has accumulated 1,574 points and 756 assists, ranking 10th overall in that category. He also ranks fourth all-time in assists per 40 minutes (8.95). "El Chacho" is now set to continue his outstanding career in the Russian capital. "I am very happy and excited for this new stage in my life. Playing for an important team like CSKA is a big challenge," Rodriguez said after the agreement. "A challenge so important in my career that I take it with a lot of eagerness. I will go to Moscow and give it all to compete for all the titles that we will play for. It will be a great personal experience to live in Moscow with my family, and get to know its culture."
Courtesy of: euroleague.net



Will Cummings (ex Aris) signs at Darussafaka - by Eurobasket News

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL) landed 25-year old American guard Will Cummings (188-84kg-92, college: Temple). He played most recently at Aris in Greek A1 league. In 31 games he was the best scorer with 14.5ppg and recorded 3.6rpg, 3.1apg and 1.1spg last season. Cummings helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League 3rd Team. Cummings also played 18 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged impressive 15.2ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.4apg and 1.6spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League Honorable Mention.
Cummings ended the previous (2015-16) season at Dolomiti Energia Trento in Italian Serie A. In four games he had 9.5ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg. But the most of that year he spent at another team Rio Grande Valley Vipers in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen. In 52 games he got remarkable 20.5ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.7apg and 2.0spg. Cummings contributed to his team winning the D-League Soutwest Division title (twice). Impressive indeed as was selected to USBasket.com All-D-League 2nd Team, All-Star Game and All-Rookie Team.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Cummings has played also professionally in NBA (Houston Rockets).
He attended Temple University until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Muhammed Baygul
Will Cummings
Egehan Arna

Forwards:
JaJuan Johnson
James Bell

Center:
Emircan Kosut

Coach: David Blatt

By Eurobasket Data Center

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DeShaun Thomas (ex Anadolu Efes) may be added to Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv roster - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) is close to ink 26-year old American forward DeShaun Thomas (201-104kg-91, college: Ohio State) who played last time at Anadolu Efes Istanbul in Turkey. In 29 BSL games he averaged 10.3ppg and 3.2rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Thomas also played 35 games in Euroleague where he had 7.3ppg and 1.7rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season Thomas played at another team Austin Toros in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen. In 53 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 6.1rpg and 2.3apg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in D-League Soutwest Division. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
In 2013 Thomas was drafted by San Antonio Spurs (NBA) in second round (58th overall). The former Ohio State staris in his fifth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Thomas played in the final of Spanish Liga Endesa in 2015. He received also NABC Division I All-District 7 1st Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
Thomas has played previously professionally in France (JSF Nanterre) and Spain (FC Barcelona).

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michael Roll
Pierre Jackson
John DiBartolomeo

Forwards:
Karam Mashour
Jake Cohen

Center:
Alex Tyus

Coach: Arik Shivek

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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Khimki inks James Anderson, ex Darussafaka - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) agreed terms with 28-year old American shooting guard James Anderson (198-97kg-89, college: Oklahoma State). He played last season at Darussafaka in Turkish BSL league. In 26 games he had 9.7ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.8apg. Anderson helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 34 games in Euroleague where he recorded 9.2ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.3apg. Anderson contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at the Kings in NBA. In 51 games he averaged 3.5ppg and 1.7rpg.
In 2010 Anderson was drafted by San Antonio Spurs (NBA) in first round (20th overall). He attended Oklahoma State and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
Anderson represented USA at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) eight years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 7.1ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 60.0%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 53.3%.
Anderson has played also professionally in Lithuania (Zalgiris), NBA (Houston Rockets and Phi.76ers) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs and Rio Grande Valley Vipers).
He could be described: (by Adam Ganeles for NBADraft.net in 2010)
Has no conscious, even in the face of repeated misses … Extremely effective in catch-and-shoot situations, with his feet set and ready to fire … Always squares his body to the rim with great balance and elevation on his jumper. Shoots well off the dribble when driving to his left … Likes to take a jump stop just inside the paint for a little right-handed floater. Uses his vertical to quickly elevate over defenders inside. Has the ability to hang and adjust his shot mid-leap. Lack of ball handling skills really constricts his game … He is not comfortable creating offense for himself or teammates
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BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Egor Vyaltsev
Stefan Markovic
Charles Jenkins
Vyacheslav Zaytsev
James Anderson

Forwards:
Sergey Monya
Tyler Honeycutt
Andrey Zubkov
Anthony Gill

Center:
Dmitry Sokolov

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @guibermejo)

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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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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Sviatoslav MYKHAILIUK
  UKR
  (203-G-97)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Mykhailiuk, UKR25.5 
 2. Marinkovic, SRB24.0 
 3. Blatt, ISR22.5 
 4. Popovic, MNT21.0 
 5. Varnas, LTU19.5 
 6. Echodas, LTU19.5 
 7. Zoosman, ISR19.5 
 8. Starovlah, MNT19.0 
 9. Okeke, ITA18.0 
 10. Birutis, LTU18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Milos POPOVIC
  (197-PF-98)
  Avg: 15
 1. Popovic, MNT15.0 
 2. Birgander, SWE14.0 
 3. Yurtseven, TUR13.5 
 4. Hlinason, ISL12.5 
 5. Okeke, ITA10.0 
 6. Noua, FRA9.5 
 7. Birutis, LTU8.5 
 8. Echodas, LTU8.5 
 9. Poirier, FRA8.0 
 10. Tkachenko, UKR7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Tamir BLATT
  (180-PG-97)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Blatt, ISR11.5 
 2. Beliauskas, LTU9.0 
 3. Garcia, ESP7.0 
 4. Birkans, LAT6.5 
 5. Caroti, ITA6.0 
 6. Havsa, TUR6.0 
 7. Koniaris, GRE5.5 
 8. Flionis, GRE4.0 
 9. Bakic, MNT4.0 
 10. Arna, TUR4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Antonios KONIARIS
  (196-PG-97)
  Avg: 5
 1. Koniaris, GRE5.0 
 2. Zotov, UKR4.0 
 3. La-Torre, ITA3.0 
 4. Beyschlag, GER3.0 
 5. Wagner, GER3.0 
 6. Flionis, GRE2.5 
 7. Marti, ESP2.5 
 8. Beliauskas, LTU2.5 
 9. Birutis, LTU2.5 
 10. Mykhailiuk, UKR2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Tryggvi HLINASON
  ISL
  (215-C-97)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Hlinason, ISL3.5 
 2. Yurtseven, TUR3.0 
 3. Durmaz, TUR2.5 
 4. Birgander, SWE2.5 
 5. Mykhailiuk, UKR2.0 
 6. Okeke, ITA2.0 
 7. Simanic, SRB2.0 
 8. Birutis, LTU1.5 
 9. Gombauld, FRA1.5 
 10. Yilmaz, TUR1.5 


Recap of Day 2 in Crete - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Greece - Sweden 79-44
Greece bruised Sweden to take 2-0 record in Group A. Vasileos Christidis (206-C/F-98, agency: Octagon Europe) posted 24 points to lead the winners. Greece grabbed a 34:23 halftime lead. The hosts stayed in control throughout the second half and marched to a well-deserved win at the end. Theodoros Karras (203-F-96) provided 15 points for the Hellenes. Simon Birgander (211-F/C-97, agency: Dynamics Global Management) responded with 13 points and 12 rebounds for Sweden.

Germany - Czech Republic 90-51
Germany opened win count in Crete. They stormed past Czech Republic in Group A. Leon Kratzer (210-C-97) recorded 15 points to lead the winners. Germany accumulated a 43:33 halftime lead. Germany went on a 29:9 run in the third term to run away for good. Tim Schneider (208-PF-97) produced 14 points in the victory. Frantisek Vana (192-G/F-98) responded with 15 points for Czech Republic.

Group B
Turkey - Iceland 82-66
Turkey held off Iceland to improve at 1-1 record in Group B. Turkey overcame a slow start to tame their opponents. Turkey grabbed a 39:29 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 16-point mark at the final break and coasted to the victory. Egehan Arna notched 27 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists for Turkey. Omer Yurtseven (213-C-98) added 14 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Tryggvi Hlinason (215-C-97) and Snjolfur Stefansson (192-G/F-98) had 12 points each for Iceland.

France - Montenegro 76-73 OT
France narrowly defeated Montenegro in overtime. Elie-Franck Okobo (191-PG-97) posted 16 points to lead the winners. France accumulated a 32:25 halftime lead. Montenegro managed to erase the deficit in the fourth quarter and forced overtime. France sank 13 points in the extra period and sealed the win. Amine Noua (202-PF-97, agency: BeoBasket) provided 13 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Milic Starovlah (196-F-98, agency: Interperformances) responded with 25 points for Montenegro.

Group C
Lithuania - Israel 88-94
Israel outscored Lithuania to stay perfect in Group C. Tamir Blatt (180-PG-97) came up with 27 points, 13 assists and 8 boards to lead the winners. Israel enjoyed a 34:22 lead after ten minutes. Israel extended the gap at 13-point mark heading into the fourth and protected the lead to claim the victory. Roi Huber (188-PG-97) delivered 19 points for the winners. Martynas Varnas (196-G/F-97) responded with 22 points and 8 boards for Lithuania.

Latvia - Ukraine 62-75
Ukraine outgunned Latvia to open win count in Greece. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (203-G-97) provided 26 points and 7 boards for the winners. Ukraine jumped to a 31:21 lead after ten minutes. Latvia got as close as 3 points heading into the fourth quarter. But Ukraine ignited a 19:9 run in the final period to snatch the win. Anton Musiyenko (192-G/F-97, agency: Lebedintsev Andriy) had 12 points for the winners. Renars Birkans (184-PG-97) responded with 15 points and 8 assists for Latvia.

Group D
Serbia - Slovenia 82-57
Serbia knocked down Slovenia to secure the second straight win in Crete. Vanja Marinkovic (198-SG-97, agency: BeoBasket) tossed in 18 points for the winners. Serbia grabbed a 25:13 lead after ten minutes. They went on a 32:16 run in the fourth period then to ice the win. Stefan Peno (198-G-97) and Nikola Tanaskovic (203-F-97, agency: BeoBasket) delivered 13 points each for Serbia. Urban Durnik (201-PF-97) and Jurij Macura (203-F/C-99) responded with 10 points apiece for Slovenia.

Spain - Italy 83-72
Spain secured the second consecutive win in Group D. They held off Italy today. Marc Marti (204-PF-97) stepped up with 20 points to lead the charge. Spain accumulated a 45:41 halftime advantage. They protected the advantage throughout the second half and raced to the win. Sergi Garcia (193-PG-97) netted 16 points, issued 7 assists and grabbed 5 rebounds for Spain. David Okeke (202-F/C-98, agency: Interperformances) responded with 16 points and 13 rebounds for Italy.




Division B. Day 3 in Oradea - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Belgium - Finland 76-64
Belgium secured the first victory in Group A. They beat Finland for 1-1 record. Sigfredo Casero-Ortiz (185-G-97) recorded 25 points to pace the winners. Belgium accounted for 36:29 halftime lead. They stretched the lead at 14-point mark heading into the fourth frame and rolled to the win. Tim Lambrecht (206-F/C-98, agency: Court Side) and Thibaut Bronchart (192-G/F-98) chipped in 12 points each for Belgium. Lassi Nikkarinen (184-PG-97) responded with 16 points for Finland.

Poland - Belarus 76-45
Poland accounted for the third consecutive victory in Group A. They rallied past Belarus. Marcel Ponitka (192-G-97) posted 15 points to pace the winners. Poland accumulated a 47:24 halftime lead. They went on an 18:8 run in the third term to clear off for good. Michal Kolenda (200-SF-97) and Aleksander Dziewa (206-C/F-97) recorded 9 points each for the winners. Andrei Rogozenko (183-PG-97) responded with 11 points for Belarus.

Group B
Holland - Russia 48-67
Russia bounced back from the loss a day earlier and rallied past Netherlands. Russia dominated from start to finish. They ensured a 38:18 halftime lead and cruised to the victory in the second half. Grigory Motovilov (193-G-98, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) chipped in 13 points for Russia. Igor Volkhin (200-PF-97) added 11 points for the winners. Terrence Bieshaar (208-C-97, agency: Interperformances) responded with 12 points for Netherlands.

United Kingdom - Slovakia 67-53
Great Britain secured the second straight victory in Group B. They held off Slovakia for 2-1 record. Akwasi Yeboah (198-G/F-97) posted 16 points and 7 rebounds in the win. Great Britain secured a 33:23 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 19-point mark at the final intermission and raced to the win. Josh Steel (193-G-97) had 13 points in the victory. Mikulas Vitek (190-G-98) answered with 12 points for Slovakia.

Group C
Romania - Malta 84-65
Romania secured the second straight victory in Group C. They stormed past Malta to remain perfect. Georges Darwiche (180-PG-98) scored 18 points to lead the winning side. Malta jumped to a 23:19 lead after ten minutes. But the hosts rebounded in the next two periods. Romania went on a 54:27 run to surge ahead for good. Emanuel Cate (206-C-97) delivered 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Jacob Formosa (188-G-97) responded with 23 points for Malta.

Georgia - FYR Macedonia 78-48
Georia cruised past FYR Macedonia in Oradea today. David Aphkhazava (185-PG-98) scored 27 points to lead the winners. Georgia accumulated a 37:24 halftime lead. They went on a 24:7 run in the fourth quarter to ice the win. Goga Bitadze (211-C/F-99) recorded 17 points in the victory. Andrej Maslinko (206-SF-97, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 15 points for FYR Macedonia.

Group D
Kosovo - Ireland 76-69
Kosovo beat Ireland for the second victory in Group D. Rinor Peci (187-PG-97) came up with 22 points and 6 steals for the winners. Kosovo accumulated a 38:33 halftime lead. They extended the lead at 9-point mark before the final stanza and hung on to snatch the win. Edmond Kryeziu (193-F-98) chipped in 16 points for the winners. Ireland responded with 16 points from Aidan Dunne.

Moldova - Hungary 42-91
Hungary cruised past Moldova for the first win in Oradea. Akos Nemeth (193-SF-98) stepped up with 17 points to lead the charge. Hungary raced off to a 39:19 halftime advantage. They followed with a strong 52:23 second half run to seal the win. Bence Buzsaki (200-F-97) accounted for 15 points in the victory. Alexei Ponomariov (192-G/F-97) responded with 16 points for Moldova.

Croatia - Portugal 75-61
Croatia edged Portugal to clinch the third consecutive win at the tournament. Roko Badzim (197-G-97, agency: XL Basketball Agency) stepped up with 19 points for the winners. Croatia secured a 40:27 halftime advantage. Portugal narrowed the deficit in the third term. They pulled within 7 points at the final intermission. But Croatia limited their opponents to just 7 points in the fourth quarter and raced to the win. Toni Perkovic (189-G-98, agency: XL Basketball Agency) and Kresimir Ljubicic (210-C-98) netted 14 points apiece for Croatia. Diogo Brito (196-G-97) responded with 19 points for Portugal.




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St. Pete Tide wins the Regular season, the play-offs are set - by Eurobasket News

St. Pete Tide won the Regular season with a 9-1 record. Bradenton GymRatz chose to forfeit the contest rather than face off against the Tide again to close out the season. In the play-offs St. Pete Tide will take on SouthEast Royals. The latter posted a 120-93 win in their last game against Florida Flight. In another semifinal Space Coast will play against Palm Beach.


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Trikalla adds Appleby to their roster, ex Kouvot - by Chris Mammides

Aries Trikalla BC (A1) added to their roster 24-year old American guard Raheem Appleby (190-77kg-93, college: Louisiana Tech). He played last season at Kouvot in Finnish Korisliiga. In 33 games he recorded 14.2ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.1apg and 1.1spg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Appleby spent at Apollon in Cypriot Division A where in 20 games he averaged impressive 15.7ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.1apg and 1.8spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Point Guard of the Year and voted to 1st Team and to the All-Star Game. He also spent pre-season at PVSK Pannon (A Division) in Hungarian league that year.
Appleby's team won C-USA Regular Season in 2015.
He graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Roderick Odom (ex Astana) agreed terms with Paris-Levallois - by Eurobasket News

Paris-Levallois (ProA) inked 26-year old American forward Roderick Odom (206-105kg-91, college: Vanderbilt, agency: Three Eye Sports). He played most recently at BK Astana in Kazakhstan National League. In four games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.5ppg, 4.3rpg and 2.5apg last season. Odom helped them to win the league title. He also played 27 games in VTB United League where he averaged 9.9ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg.
The previous (15-16) season Odom played at Virtus Bologna in Italian Serie A2. In 30 games he had 10.0ppg and 4.9rpg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Odom received All-SEC 2nd Team award back in 2014 at his college time.
Odom has played also professionally in Greece (KAO Dramas).
He attended Vanderbilt University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

Paris-Levallois roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Louis Campbell
Daniel Nwaelele
Remi Lesca
Klemen Prepelic

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

Center:
Gavin Ware

Coach: Frederic Fauthoux

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Alex Young (ex Chalons-Reims) signs at Ironi Nahariya - by Eurobasket News

Ironi Nahariya (Winner League) landed 28-year old American swingman Alex Young (198-96kg-89, college: IUPUI, agency: Two Points). He has played for the last two years at Chalons-Reims in French ProA. In 32 games he averaged 14.8ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1spg last season.
Young has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Summit League Tournament Semifinals in 2011. Young was selected to Israeli League All-Star Game in 2015.
He has played previously professionally in Italy (Betaland Cdo and Basket Barcellona) and Israel (Galil Gilboa).
Young attended Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ-Indianapolis until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: Very techincally skilled player, he knows how to move on the court and how to defend. Can score a lot, he's very athletic and has a solid body. Great upside, could become a star at European level.

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Boulogne welcomes back Cheriet - by Eurobasket News

SO Maritime Boulogne (ProB) inked 30-year old naturalized Algerian power forward Mehdi Cheriet (204-100kg-87, college: San Diego State). It is actually his comeback to SO Maritime Boulogne as he has played here before. Cheriet was about to sign at Chorale de Roanne Basket in the ProB. He has played there for the last three years. The last season Cheriet played also at Chorale de Roanne where in 12 ProB games he averaged 3.2ppg and 1.3rpg. He helped them to win the cup.
Among other achievements Cheriet received Afrobasket.com All-African Championships Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
He represented France at the Afrobasket Championships in Rades (Tunisia) two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 11.6ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 57.1%, 3PT: 29.4%, FT: 83.3%.
Cheriet has played previously for two other teams: Le Portel and Boulazac Basket.
He attended San Diego State until 2011 and it is his seventh season in pro basketball.

SO Maritime Boulogne roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ralph Temgoua
Hugo Dumortier

Forwards:
Mehdi Cheriet
Namory Boundy

Center:
Adolphe_Michel Jean-Baptiste

Coach: Frederic Brouillaud

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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.

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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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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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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.




Andre Hollins (ex Braunschweig) joins Kormend - by Eurobasket News

Egis Kormend (A Division) agreed terms with 25-year old American guard Andre Hollins (186-91kg-92, college: Minnesota, agency: Three Eye Sports). He played last season at Basketball Loewen Braunschweig in German BBL league. In four games he had 3.8ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.5apg. Hollins also played that season for Chorale de Roanne in French ProB where in 23 games he recorded 11.5ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.3apg and 1.2spg. His team won French ProB Leaders Cup.
Hollins has played also professionally in Belgium (Leuven Bears).
He attended University of Minnesota until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Egis Kormend roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Akos Halasz
Andre Hollins
Peter Doktor

Center:
Milan Csorvasi

Coach: Gasper Potocnik

By Eurobasket Data Center

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The Artland Dragons Reel In Pierre Bland - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

After staying faithful to Lok Bernau for three years, Pierre Bland (188-G-92, college: IPFW) has decided for a change of scenary and will join BBL 2008 cup champion Artland Dragons of the Pro B. Bland is a 24 year old 188cm point guard from Jacksonville, Florida that has put up high and consistent stats in his first three professional seasons and last season had a better scoring and assist average in the Pro B than in his second season in the Regionalliga. Last season with Lok Bernau he played 27 games averaging 17.2ppg, 5.3rpg, Assists-2 (6.3apg), 1.8spg, FGP: 54.1%, 3PT: 37.8%, FT: 70.4%. Last season the American scored in double figures in 26 of 27 games, scored 20 points or more nine times and regsitered three double doubles. Some of his best scoring games included a 27 point game against Recklingshause, a 24 point outburst against Stahnsdorf and two 21 point games against Itzehoe and Bochum. "I am very happy that we could win Bland. He was from the start one of my desired players that I wanted. He is a versatile scoring guard that can score on the penetration or with his shot He is also active on defense and had a very stable season. On account of his good shot, he will also be able to play the shooting guard position that will make us very versatile", stressed head coach Florian Hartenstein

Bland started his basketball career in 2010 at Florida State College at Jacksonville (JUCO) playing 28 games averaging 12.0ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.5apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 49%, 3PT: 27%, FT: 69%. In his second season at Florida State College at Jacksonville (JUCO) he played 30 games avergaing 12.1ppg, 5.7rpg, 4.2apg, 2.2spg, FGP: 41%, 3PT: 24%, FT: 65%. He transfered to IPFW (NCAA) in 2012 playing 3 games avergaing 3.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.9apg. In his senior year in 2013-2014 at IPFW (NCAA) he played 36 games avergaing 9.8ppg, 4.5rpg, 4.3apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 52.6%, 3PT: 44.0%, FT: 71.7%. He started his professional basketball career in 2014-2015 with SSV Lokomotive Bernau (Germany-Regionalliga) playing 23 games averaging 15.2ppg, 7.3rpg, 5.0apg, 2.9spg, FGP: 61.8%, 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 71.9%. In his second season with SSV Lokomotive Bernau (Germany-Regionalliga) he played 26 games averaging 15.2ppg, 5.6rpg, 4.8apg, 2.4spg, FGP: 68.0%, 3PT: 34.3%, FT: 75.0%."It seems like the team and coaches have the same vision and goal like I do", warned Pierre Bland who had to demonstarte his abilities in a workout.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been Summit League Tournament Semifinals -13, Summit League Regular Season Co-Runner-Up -14, Summit League Tournament Finalist -14, Summit League All-Tournament Team -14, Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga North 1st Team -15, 16, German Regionalliga (North Group) Runner-Up -15
Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga North Player of the Year -16, German Regionalliga (North Group) Champion -16, German ProB -17 (Player of the Week Rd.21), Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B 2nd Team -17, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group North) Regular Season Champion -17.

Source:Artland Dragons



Alex Ruoff (ex Goettingen) signs at Joventut - by Eurobasket News

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona (Liga Endesa) landed 31-year old American swingman Alex Ruoff (198-90kg-86, college: W.Virginia, agency: Inception Sports). He played most recently at BG Goettingen in German BBL league. In 25 games he averaged impressive 15.0ppg, 4.8rpg, 4.7apg and 1.8spg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention. Ruoff also played that season for EnBW Ludwigsburg (also in BBL) where in 5 games he had 11.2ppg, 3.2rpg and 3.2apg.
In 2012 (three years after he left the college) Ruoff was drafted by Erie Bay Hawks (D-League) in second round (28th overall).
The former West Virginia University staris in his ninth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Ruoff won German 2.Bundesliga Pro A championship title in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A 1st Team award back in 2014.
Ruoff has played also professionally in Belgium (Okapi Aalstar and Liege Basket), Spain (RETAbet Bilbao Basket) and NBA G League (Iowa Energy and Canton Charge).
He is described as: A fighter who defends hard and has a knack for hitting huge three pointers. Very good player for European leagues.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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BBC Coburg Adds Rebounding Guard Ace Byron Sanford - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Usually it's the big men that clean up around the rim when shot's aren't falling, but it is always a delight to observe guards help out under the basket as there are always those strong rebounding guards around like a Russell Westbrook who has made this ability fashion recently. Another one of these strong rebounding guards is Byron Sanford (183-G, college: Trevecca Naz.) who will be starting his professional basketball career in Germany. New Pro B team BBC Coburg gave him a contract for the following season,Sanford is a 180cm guard from Louisville, Kentucky that comes from the NCAA 2 and will attempt to make an impact right away with other import Jordan Burris who had a fantastic first season with BBC Coburg. In his senior year at Trevecca Naz. (NCAA2) he played 32 games averaging 18.4ppg, 7.6rpg, 4.2apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 49.4%, 3PT: 39.1%, FT: 69.5%

"He is a very physical player built like a running back. That is why he is always able to compete with longer players. He will find holes with his quickness and he has the baility to find his teammates and finish. He fits to our team with his charachter as he is a humble guy that can infect players with his energy", stressed BBC Coburg head coach Simon Bertram. In his senior season he scored in double figures in 26 games and scored 20 points or more 16 times. Some of his best scoring games included 32 point games against Salem International and Cedarville as well as well as a 30 point effort against Davis &Elkins a 29 point game against Ohio Valley. In his junior season at Trevecca Naz. (NCAA2) he played 17 games avergaing 17.2ppg, 6.5rpg, 4.2apg, Steals-3 (2.9spg), FGP: 55.5%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 72.0%. In his junior season he scored in double figures 14 times including a 34 point outburst against Cedarville and a 32 point game against Missouri So. In his first season at Trevecca Naz. (NCAA2) he played 25 games averaging 12.2ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.8apg, 2.0spg, FGP: 48.4%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 71.4%. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been G-MAC Tournament Semifinals -15, All-G-MAC 2nd Team -15, G-MAC Regular Season Co-Runner-Up -16, G-MAC Tournament Finalist -16, All-G-MAC Player of the Year -16, and All-G-MAC 1st Team -16.

Source: np-coburg.de






The Other aJuan Johnson Starts Professional Career With BV Chemnitz - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The name speaks volumes, but when looking at JaJuan Johnson (196-G-94) at first glance one notices that it isn't the 208cm ex NBA player, but at second glance this JaJuan Johnson is 196cm and from Marquette that will be starting his professional basketball career in Germany with pro A club BV Chemnitz. Johnson is a 23 year old guard that hails from Memphis, Tennessee and had a stellar career at Marqueet (NCAA) playing a total of 113 games and was able to improve his scoring, rebounding and assist average each year. As a senior he played 31 games averaging 12.0ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.7apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 51.2%, 3PT: 38.1%, FT: 79.3%.

BV Chemnitz is more than convinced that this Johnson will be able to come in and carve his own special identity as a rookie in Germany. "He is a very versatile player that fits perfect to our team with his athleticism, game understanding and effort. He knows how to play in big arenas and to have that certan pressure. However he decided to come to Europe. We hope he can make the quick adjustment and use his total talent. The philosophies of our game and Marquette are similar. Both teams play offense with al ot of tempo, like to pass the ball and play inside out giving the ball to many players. Jajuan brings all these qualities. He can attack the rim with his athleticism, but also has a very good outside shot and is a strong passer", stressed BV Chhemnitz head coach Rodrigo Pastore.

Last season as a senior at Marquette, the American scored in double figures in 21 games. His best scoring games included a 22 point effort against Houston Baptist, 21 points against Vanderbilt and a 20 point game against Creighton. "It is exciting to be playing overseas for the first time. I have heard some things about the club frpm coach Pastore and Joe Lawson. I found out the team has been successful and is very ambitious. I want to help reach these goals", warned Jajuan Johnson. In his jun ior season he played 32 games averaging 10.2ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.0apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 55.7%, 3PT: 38%. He scored in double figures 17 times including a 23 point game against ST Johns, a 22 point effort against Stetson and a 20 point game against Grambling State. In his second season at Marquette, he played 31 games averaging 7.3ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.8apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 44.7%, 3PT: 21.9%, FT: 74.5%. He scored in double figures seven times including a 22 point game in a win against Arizona State and 20 point games against Tennessee-Martin and Villanova. In his freshman season at Marquette he played 19 games avergaing 4.6ppg, 1.1rpg, 1.1apg.

Source:BV Chmenitz













German U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Georg Beyschlag
Beyschlag
Karim Jallow
Jallow
Moritz Wagner
Wagner
Leon Kratzer
Kratzer
David Kramer
Kramer
#e#5
3Garai Zeeb 187-PG-97 Fraport SKY Germany
5Georg Beyschlag 182-G-97 B.Muenchen Germany
9Lucien Schmikale 194-G/F-97 Trier Germany
10Haris Hujic 193-PG-97 EWE Baskets Germany
12Karim Jallow 199-SG-97 B.Muenchen Germany
13Tim Schneider 208-PF-97 ALBA Germany
15Moritz Wagner 208-F-97 Michigan USA
16Lukas Wank 198-F/G-97 Wuerzburg Germany
20Richard Freudenberg 206-F-98 St.John's USA
25Leon Kratzer 210-C-97 Brose Bask. Germany
41Niklas Kiel 207-PF-97 Fraport SKY Germany
44David Kramer 191-PG-97 Ratiopharm Germany

Henrik Roedl Head Coach Trier Germany
Arne Chorengel Assistant Oldenburg Germany
Patrick Femerling Assistant ALBA Berlin II Germany



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Trikalla adds Appleby to their roster, ex Kouvot - by Chris Mammides

Aries Trikalla BC (A1) added to their roster 24-year old American guard Raheem Appleby (190-77kg-93, college: Louisiana Tech). He played last season at Kouvot in Finnish Korisliiga. In 33 games he recorded 14.2ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.1apg and 1.1spg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Appleby spent at Apollon in Cypriot Division A where in 20 games he averaged impressive 15.7ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.1apg and 1.8spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Point Guard of the Year and voted to 1st Team and to the All-Star Game. He also spent pre-season at PVSK Pannon (A Division) in Hungarian league that year.
Appleby's team won C-USA Regular Season in 2015.
He graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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AO Ikaros Nea Smyrnis tab Efstathios Chrysanthidis, ex Keravnos - by Chris Mammides

AO Ikaros Nea Smyrnis (C) inked 20-year old guard Efstathios Chrysanthidis (192-97). The last time (11-14) he played at the junior team of Keravnos in Cypriot Division A. Chrysanthidis has played there for the last three years. Chrysanthidis missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
His game is described as: (By Chris Mammides, 2013)
Stathis is a very good and a sharp shooter. Stathis would bring any teams scoring numbers up right away but at the same time can put up numbers with assists and steals. He needs to improve his shot behind the arc and his man to man defense. Finally he needs to add some muscles in order to be tougher against taller opponents
.

AO Ikaros Nea Smyrnis roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giannis Grammatikos
Andreas Spyropoulos
Minas Paspalas
Nikos Veliziotis
Efstathios Chrysanthidis
Andreas Melissourgos

Forwards:
Savvas Dorkofikis
Nikolaos Lavaris
Christos Darmogiannis

Centers:
Giorgos Vouzas
Kosta Mihalopoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Will Cummings (ex Aris) signs at Darussafaka - by Eurobasket News

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL) landed 25-year old American guard Will Cummings (188-84kg-92, college: Temple). He played most recently at Aris in Greek A1 league. In 31 games he was the best scorer with 14.5ppg and recorded 3.6rpg, 3.1apg and 1.1spg last season. Cummings helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League 3rd Team. Cummings also played 18 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged impressive 15.2ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.4apg and 1.6spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League Honorable Mention.
Cummings ended the previous (2015-16) season at Dolomiti Energia Trento in Italian Serie A. In four games he had 9.5ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg. But the most of that year he spent at another team Rio Grande Valley Vipers in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen. In 52 games he got remarkable 20.5ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.7apg and 2.0spg. Cummings contributed to his team winning the D-League Soutwest Division title (twice). Impressive indeed as was selected to USBasket.com All-D-League 2nd Team, All-Star Game and All-Rookie Team.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Cummings has played also professionally in NBA (Houston Rockets).
He attended Temple University until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Muhammed Baygul
Will Cummings
Egehan Arna

Forwards:
JaJuan Johnson
James Bell

Center:
Emircan Kosut

Coach: David Blatt

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Aiolos Astakou keeps Douroukis for another season - by Eurobasket News

AMS Aiolos Astakou (A2) re-signed Dimitris Douroukis. He has played there for the last three seasons. In three A2 games he averaged just 2.0ppg last season.
Douroukis won Greek B Division North Group championship title in 2016.

AMS Aiolos Astakou roster for 2017-2018:

Vassilios Moutsios
Dimitris Liberis
Andreas Vournas
Zaharias Pournaras
Dimitris Douroukis
Alexandros Bekatoros

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

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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Andre Hollins (ex Braunschweig) joins Kormend - by Eurobasket News

Egis Kormend (A Division) agreed terms with 25-year old American guard Andre Hollins (186-91kg-92, college: Minnesota, agency: Three Eye Sports). He played last season at Basketball Loewen Braunschweig in German BBL league. In four games he had 3.8ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.5apg. Hollins also played that season for Chorale de Roanne in French ProB where in 23 games he recorded 11.5ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.3apg and 1.2spg. His team won French ProB Leaders Cup.
Hollins has played also professionally in Belgium (Leuven Bears).
He attended University of Minnesota until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Egis Kormend roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Akos Halasz
Andre Hollins
Peter Doktor

Center:
Milan Csorvasi

Coach: Gasper Potocnik

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ISRAEL  


Dallis Joyner (ex Aguilas) agreed terms with Hapoel Kfar Saba - by Nir Luna

Hapoel Kfar Saba/Kohav Yair (National League) inked 27-year old American power forward Dallis Joyner (203-113kg-90, college: Stony Brook). He played in the summer at Aguilas in Colombian Liga DirecTV. In three games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.7ppg, 9.0rpg, 4.7apg and 2.0bpg. The last season Joyner played at Ironi Kiryat Ata where in 28 National League games he averaged remarkable 15.7ppg, 9.0rpg, 2.2apg and 1.2bpg.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Israeli National League for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). Joyner received also Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League 2nd Team award in 2016.
He is a very experienced player. Joyner has played also professionally in Bulgaria (Yambol), Slovakia (MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno), Switzerland (Lugano Tigers) and Israel (Maccabi Kiryat Bialik).
He attended State University of New York,Stony Brook until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Madden re-signs at Hapoel Ramat Gan Givataim - by Nir Luna

Hapoel Ramat Gan Givataim (National League) confirmed in their roster 25-year old American guard Rashad Madden (196-82kg-92, college: Arkansas). He was a team leader there last season. In 28 National League games he recorded very impressive stats: 19.7ppg, 6.4rpg, 3.2apg and 1.1spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League 2nd Team.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Madden spent at Cretan Kings in Greek A1 where in 18 games he averaged 9.4ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.6apg and 1.2spg. Madden also played that season for Slask in Polish TBL. In 10 games he had 9.7ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.8apg and 1.1spg. He also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 9.5ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.5apg and 1.3spg.
Madden won NBA Pro Summer League in Orlando championship title in 2015.
He graduated from University of Arkansas in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

Hapoel Ramat Gan Givataim roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lior Lifshitz
Noam Laish
Omer Tal
Rashad Madden

Forwards:
Uri Kokia
Jonhatan Nir

Coach: Matan Harush

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Sek Henry (ex Gravelines) signs at Maccabi Ashdod - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Ashdod (Winner League) landed 30-year old American (has also Jamaican passport) guard Sek Henry (193-91kg-87, college: Nebraska). He played most recently at BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral in French ProA. In 27 games he averaged 12.6ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.4apg and 1.4spg last season. Henry also played 9 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 10.3ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.0apg and 1.2spg. The other team he played shortly was Pau Lacq Orthez (also in ProA). In 5 games he recorded 11.2ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.8apg. Henry also played 1 game in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 8 points, 1 rebound, 4 assists and 2 steals.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Polish Cup final in 2013. Henry received also Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese BJ League Honorable Mention award back in 2011.
He is a very experienced player. Henry has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to six different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Henry has played previously professionally in Italy (Enel Brindisi and Betaland Cdo), Puerto Rico (Piratas), Spain (Zaragoza), Venezuela (Bucaneros), Poland (AZS Koszalin) and Japan (Akita Happinets).
He attended University of Nebraska until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
Henry's game is described as: Can spend time in both guard positions thanks to solid body and good fundamentals. Has good game reading and leadership, shoots lefthanded with good accuracy and his game is very physical.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Alex Young (ex Chalons-Reims) signs at Ironi Nahariya - by Eurobasket News

Ironi Nahariya (Winner League) landed 28-year old American swingman Alex Young (198-96kg-89, college: IUPUI, agency: Two Points). He has played for the last two years at Chalons-Reims in French ProA. In 32 games he averaged 14.8ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1spg last season.
Young has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Summit League Tournament Semifinals in 2011. Young was selected to Israeli League All-Star Game in 2015.
He has played previously professionally in Italy (Betaland Cdo and Basket Barcellona) and Israel (Galil Gilboa).
Young attended Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ-Indianapolis until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: Very techincally skilled player, he knows how to move on the court and how to defend. Can score a lot, he's very athletic and has a solid body. Great upside, could become a star at European level.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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DeShaun Thomas (ex Anadolu Efes) may be added to Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv roster - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) is close to ink 26-year old American forward DeShaun Thomas (201-104kg-91, college: Ohio State) who played last time at Anadolu Efes Istanbul in Turkey. In 29 BSL games he averaged 10.3ppg and 3.2rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Thomas also played 35 games in Euroleague where he had 7.3ppg and 1.7rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season Thomas played at another team Austin Toros in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen. In 53 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 6.1rpg and 2.3apg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in D-League Soutwest Division. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
In 2013 Thomas was drafted by San Antonio Spurs (NBA) in second round (58th overall). The former Ohio State staris in his fifth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Thomas played in the final of Spanish Liga Endesa in 2015. He received also NABC Division I All-District 7 1st Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
Thomas has played previously professionally in France (JSF Nanterre) and Spain (FC Barcelona).

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michael Roll
Pierre Jackson
John DiBartolomeo

Forwards:
Karam Mashour
Jake Cohen

Center:
Alex Tyus

Coach: Arik Shivek

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Israeli U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Israeli U18 National Team 2017
#s#
Amit Ebo
Ebo
Tomer Levinson
Levinson
Noam Avivi
Avivi
Tomer Porat
Porat
Eidan Alber
Alber
#e#5
Amit Ebo 182-PG-99 Maccabi T-A Israel
Tomer Levinson 203-F-00 Ironi Nes-Ziona Israel
Yarden Willis High School USA
Noam Avivi 99 Wingate Acad. Israel
Tomer Porat 201-PF-99 Maccabi T-A Israel
Gabriel Chitashvili 206-C Hapoel E/Y Israel
Yotam Hanochi 203-F/C Galil Gilboa Israel
Dvir Ringwald 200-F Hapoel J-M Israel
Eidan Alber 194-G-00 Maccabi T-A Israel
Ofek Malka 175-SG-00 Wingate Acad. Israel
Shahar Amir 190-G Hapoel T-A Israel
Razali Adam
Yair Kravitz 183-SG-99 Wingate Acad. Israel




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  ITALY  


Chris Roberts is a newcomer at Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria - by Eurobasket News

Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria (Serie A2) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old American guard Chris Roberts (193-93kg-88, college: Bradley). He is not a newcomer in Italian League as he played last season at The Flexx Pistoia in Italian Serie A. In 15 games he recorded 8.1ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.2apg and 1.3spg. Serie A2 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Roberts helped them to win the Supercup. He also spent pre-season at Fortituto Kontatto Bologna (also in Serie A) that year where in three games he averaged 14.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 3.3apg and 1.0bpg.
In 2010 Roberts was drafted by Idaho Stampede (D-League) as #1 pick overall.
The former Bradley University staris in his eighth season in pro basketball.
Roberts has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Thanks to Roberts' pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America) in four different countries. Roberts has played previously professionally in France (JL Bourg), Mexico (Fuerza Regia), Italy (Juvecaserta and Mens Sana 1871 Siena) and NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars, Austin Spurs and Texas Legends).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DailyBasket_It)

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Milano Hikkaduwa keeps Ferrarese for another season - by Eurobasket News

Hikkaduwa Milano Wildcats (Serie B) re-signed 30-year old point guard Simone Ferrarese (184-87). He was a team leader there last season. In 29 Serie B games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.2ppg, 3.7rpg, 4.0apg and 1.1spg.
Among other achievements Ferrarese's team won Italian DNB Group B Regular Season in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian DNB 2nd Team award back in 2014.
Ferrarese represented Italy at the World University Games in Beograd (Serbia) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 7.2ppg, 1.4rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 76.9%.
Ferrarese has played previously for seven other teams: Verona, Treviglio, Latina Basket, Lumezzane, Dolomiti Energia Trento, Ticino and Lumezzane.
His game is described as: A lefty shooter who can play in both guard positions; neds to improve his quarterbacking if he wants to become a solid pro player;.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Michele Peroni is a newcomer at Crema - by Eurobasket News

Erogasmet Crema (Serie B) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old guard Michele Peroni (188-94) from Basket Lecco. In 36 Serie B games he recorded 8.5ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.7apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Peroni played at Balletti Park Hotel Viterbo where in 29 Serie B games he averaged 14.1ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.6apg and 1.5spg.
He was selected to U20 National Team in 2014.
Peroni has played previously for three other teams: Sangiorgese, Oleggio and Viterbo Favi.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Eurobasket Roma welcomes back Casale - by Eurobasket News

Gas & Power Eurobasket Roma (Serie A2) inked 26-year old guard Giulio Casale (187-91). It is actually his comeback to Roma as he has played here before. Casale played most recently at Roma Vis Nova in Serie B. However his team was relegated to Serie C Gold. In 31 Serie B games he averaged 14.5ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.4apg and 1.5spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Casale played at Eurobasket Roma (also in Serie B) where in 40 games he had 6.9ppg, 3.2rpg and 2.3apg.
He was a member of Italian U18 National Team in 2009.
Casale has played previously for two other teams: Roma Virtus and Ragusa.
His game is described as: A young PG with great personality, good court vision and shooting from the perimeter. Great upside at the 1 position.

Gas & Power Eurobasket Roma roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alessandro Piazza
Matteo Frassineti
Michael Deloach
Giulio Casale

Forwards:
Mitchell Poletti
DeShawn Sims

Center:
Alessandro Cecchetti

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Grilli re-signs at Barcellona - by Eurobasket News

Basket Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (Serie B) confirmed in their roster 30-year old guard Daniele Grilli (191-87). He was a team leader there last season. In 35 Serie B games he had very impressive stats: 18.0ppg, 3.7rpg and 3.4apg. Grilli helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at BPC Virtus TSB Cassino where in 37 Serie B games he recorded also remarkable stats: 16.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg. Grilli contributed to his team making it to the group final.
He has played previously for seven other teams: Fortituto Kontatto Bologna, Perugia, Vanoli Cremona, Iseo, Cantini Lorano, Il Canestro Alessandria Basket and Iseo.

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Michele Antelli agreed terms with Orzinuovi GaGa - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer GaGa' Milano OrziBasket Orzinuovi strengthened their roster with addition of 19-year old point guard Michele Antelli (184-78kg-98, agency: Players Group). He played most recently at Rucker Sanve San Vendemiano in Serie B. However his team was relegated to Serie C Gold. In 32 games he recorded 9.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.2apg and 1.6spg last season.
Antelli represented Italy at the European Championships U16 in Latvia three years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 4.6ppg, 1.4rpg, 1.1apg.
Antelli has played previously for Cernusco.

GaGa' Milano OrziBasket Orzinuovi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andrea Scanzi
Antonio Ruggiero
Mohamed Toure
Michele Antelli

Forward:
Mario_Jose Ghersetti

Center:
Davide Zambon

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Principe comes back to UBC - by Eurobasket News

Udine Basket Club (Serie C Silver) strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old naturalized Argentinian power forward Matias Principe (202-107kg-85). It is actually his comeback to UBC as he has played here before. Principe played most recently at Calligaris Corno di Rosazzo in the Serie C Gold. Serie C Silver will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Principe played at Pallacanestro Vis Spilimbergo (Serie C).
He has played previously for four other teams: Catanzaro, Agrigento, Caorle and GSA Amici Pallacanestro Udine.

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Codroipo keeps Nobile for another season - by Eurobasket News

Bluenergy Codroipo (Serie C Gold) re-signed 24-year old guard Umberto Nobile (188-93). He played there last season.
Nobile has played previously for Oderzo.

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Djordje Malbasa is a newcomer at Piombino - by Eurobasket News

Basket Golfo Piombino (Serie B) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old naturalized Croatian small forward Djordje Malbasa (198-95, agency: SPORTlab Agency). He has played for the last five seasons at Treviso Basket in the Serie A2. Serie A2 was a little too high level for him, where in 31 games he recorded just 1.4ppg last season. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Malbasa helped them to win the regular season.
He has played previously for another Italian team Benetton Treviso.

Basket Golfo Piombino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alessandro Procacci
Edoardo Fontana

Forwards:
Alessio Iardella
Camillo Bianchi
Djordje Malbasa

Center:
Edoardo Persico

Coach: Marco Andreazza

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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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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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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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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  


Sek Henry (ex Gravelines) signs at Maccabi Ashdod - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Ashdod (Winner League) landed 30-year old American (has also Jamaican passport) guard Sek Henry (193-91kg-87, college: Nebraska). He played most recently at BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral in French ProA. In 27 games he averaged 12.6ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.4apg and 1.4spg last season. Henry also played 9 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 10.3ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.0apg and 1.2spg. The other team he played shortly was Pau Lacq Orthez (also in ProA). In 5 games he recorded 11.2ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.8apg. Henry also played 1 game in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 8 points, 1 rebound, 4 assists and 2 steals.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Polish Cup final in 2013. Henry received also Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese BJ League Honorable Mention award back in 2011.
He is a very experienced player. Henry has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to six different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Henry has played previously professionally in Italy (Enel Brindisi and Betaland Cdo), Puerto Rico (Piratas), Spain (Zaragoza), Venezuela (Bucaneros), Poland (AZS Koszalin) and Japan (Akita Happinets).
He attended University of Nebraska until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
Henry's game is described as: Can spend time in both guard positions thanks to solid body and good fundamentals. Has good game reading and leadership, shoots lefthanded with good accuracy and his game is very physical.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  KAZAKHSTAN  


Roderick Odom (ex Astana) agreed terms with Paris-Levallois - by Eurobasket News

Paris-Levallois (ProA) inked 26-year old American forward Roderick Odom (206-105kg-91, college: Vanderbilt, agency: Three Eye Sports). He played most recently at BK Astana in Kazakhstan National League. In four games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.5ppg, 4.3rpg and 2.5apg last season. Odom helped them to win the league title. He also played 27 games in VTB United League where he averaged 9.9ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg.
The previous (15-16) season Odom played at Virtus Bologna in Italian Serie A2. In 30 games he had 10.0ppg and 4.9rpg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Odom received All-SEC 2nd Team award back in 2014 at his college time.
Odom has played also professionally in Greece (KAO Dramas).
He attended Vanderbilt University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

Paris-Levallois roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Louis Campbell
Daniel Nwaelele
Remi Lesca
Klemen Prepelic

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

Center:
Gavin Ware

Coach: Frederic Fauthoux

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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
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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 203-F/C-97 Kerasan Kosovo
11Edmond Kryeziu 193-F-98 Bashkimi Kosovo
12Dion Haxhosaj 203-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  


Blake Hamilton joins Ventspils - by Eurobasket News

BK Ventspils (LBL) added to their roster 23-year old American guard Blake Hamilton (198-93kg-94). He just graduated from Buffalo (NCAA). In 31 games he had very impressive stats: 17.0ppg, 6.2rpg, 4.4apg and 1.0spg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was named to All-MAC 2nd Team.
As mentioned above Hamilton is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
His college team won MAC Tournament in 2016.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  MEXICO  


Soles ink Manny Hernandez - by Eurobasket News

Soles de Mexicali (LNBP) signed American swingman Manny Hernandez (190-95kg, college: Lynchburg). He played this summer at Pioneros de Los Mochis in the CIBACOPA. In 21 games he had 12.0ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.6apg in 2016 season. LNBP 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 Hernandez was voted All-ODAC 2nd Team back in 2013 and 2014.
He previously for another Mexican team Huracanes.
Hernandez graduated from Lynchburg College in 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  NABL  


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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  NBA  


The Rockets land Luc Mbah a Moute - by Eurobasket News

Houston Rockets (NBA) tabbed 31-year old Cameroonian ex-international swingman Luc Mbah a Moute (200-104kg-86, college: UCLA) from LA Clippers. In 87 NBA games in USA he averaged 6.2ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.0spg last season.
In 2008 Mbah a Moute was drafted by Milwaukee Bucks in second round (37th overall). The former Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles standoutis in his tenth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Mbah a Moute's college team won Pac-10 Tournament in 2006 and 2008. He received also Pac-10 All-Defensive Honorable Mention award back in 2008.
Mbah a Moute represented Cameroon at the Afrobasket Championships in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) four years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 11.5ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.0apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 26.7%, FT: 67.6%.
Mbah a Moute has played previously for two other teams: Phi.76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves.

Houston Rockets roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chris Paul
Luc Mbah_a_Moute
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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  NCAA1  


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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  NIGERIA  


Micheal Eric (ex RETAbet BB) to join Darussafaka - by Eurobasket News

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL) agreed terms with 29-year old Nigerian power forward Micheal Eric (210-109kg-88, college: Temple). He played last season at RETAbet Bilbao Basket in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 30 games he had 9.5ppg and 5.6rpg. Eric also played 8 games in Eurocup where he recorded 10.6ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.1bpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at AEK Athens in Greek A1. In 9 games he averaged just 2.2ppg and 2.4rpg. Eric helped them to make it to the semifinals.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Eric's team won Atlantic 10 Regular Season in 2012. He was also voted USBasket.com D-League All-Rookie 2nd Team back in 2013.
Eric is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (Enel Brindisi), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers and Milwaukee Bucks), Greece (Panelefsiniakos) and NBA G League (Texas Legends and Canton Charge).
Eric attended Temple University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
On Eric: Often compared to Serge Ibaka thanks to his defensive skills, for sure he's a great help defender and a great one-on-one defender, while offensive game has yet to be developed. However, with his athleticism and the way he jumps and blocks shots, he can quickly move to the top level.

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Muhammed Baygul
Will Cummings
Egehan Arna

Forwards:
Micheal Eric
JaJuan Johnson
James Bell

Center:
Emircan Kosut

Coach: David Blatt

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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  PARAGUAY  


Paraguayan U17 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Matias Vargas
Vargas
Jose Rolon
Rolon
Roberto Mercado
Mercado
Nestor Lopez
Lopez
Matheus Blaich
Blaich
#e#5
4Matias Vargas 00
5Jose Rolon 00
6Roberto Mercado 182-PG-01
7Pedro Caballero 00
8Nestor Lopez 00
9Gustavo Coronel 178-F-01
10Santiago Ochipinti 190-PF-02
11Alejandro Aguero 195-C-01
12Sebastian Galarza 185-PF-01
13Matheus Blaich 188-F-01
14Jose Barreto 185-F-01
15Fabricio Ruiz 187-G-02




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  PERU  


Peruvian U17 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Peruvian U17 National Team 2017
#s#
Luis Rodriguez
Rodriguez
Giannfranco De Marzo
De Marzo
Nicolas Migone
Migone
Brian Gamarra
Gamarra
Kenneth Cole
Cole
#e#5
4Luis Rodriguez 178-G-00
5Giannfranco De Marzo 183-SF-01
6Nicolas Migone 190-SF-02
7Brian Gamarra 178-G-01
8Kenneth Cole 184-SF-01
9Fabrizio Hurtado 180-G-02
10Tomas Huanca 183-SF-01
11Sebastian Boggio 190-C-02
12Santiago Hurtado 180-SF-02
13Jose Mesones 197-C-00
14Sebastian Mesones 192-C-02
15Alejandro Ramon 191-C-02

Miguel Mora Head Coach



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  PHILIPPINES  


Gilas regains bearings in Jones Cup with win over Taiwan Blue - by Eurobasket News

Over 24 hours after getting rattled by an opening day loss to Canada, Gilas Pilipinas regained its bearings and bounced back with a convincing 88-72 win over Chinese Taipei A or Taiwan Blue during the 2017 William Jones Cup on Sunday, July 16 in Taipei, Taiwan. The Philippines flipped the script with an all-new boost in energy and aggression to set the tone from the get-go. That paved the way for 3-point shots to finally fall and for Taiwan's zone defense to lose its effectiveness. Matthew Wright (193-G-91, college: St.Bonaventure) found his stroke once again, putting up 17 points off the bench on 4 triples. Starting guard Kiefer Isaac Ravena (181-G/F-93), whose aggressive and decisive playmaking propelled Gilas from the start, finished with 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists. Big man Christian Standhardinger (206-F-89, college: Hawaii) was a force, too, inside the paint with 17 markers and 15 boards. The Filipinos, clearly already settled down in the tournament, quickly built 10-point leads early on and weathered the Taiwanese's 3-point shooting. Chinese Taipei A threatened many times in the second half but the Philippines managed to squash rallies with timely baskets, ultimately leading by as many as 17 points late in the contest. Gilas will next face Chinese Taipei B on Monday, July 17. The status of Ray Parks for the game is up in the air after he appeared to have hurt his ankle early in the fourth quarter.
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

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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  POLAND  


Karol Majchrzak (ex GBA Sparta) agreed terms with PGE Turow - by Greg

PGE Turow Zgorzelec (PLK) inked 20-year old Polish small forward Karol Majchrzak (195-95kg-97). He played most recently at GBA Sparta in 1Liga in Czech Republic. In 18 games he recorded 6.4ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.9apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Majchrzak played at Asseco (2Liga) where in 32 games he averaged 8.7ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.6apg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
Majchrzak has played previously for other Polish teams: Trefl Sopot, SMS PZKosz, MKK-MDK Kielce and Pomerania Gdansk.

PGE Turow Zgorzelec roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Bartosz Bochno
David Jackson
Myles Mack
Michal Lichnowski

Forwards:
Denis Ikovlev
Jacek Jarecki
Kacper Borowski
Jakub Patoka
Karol Majchrzak

Center:
Paul Egwuonwu

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jakub Patoka is a newcomer at PGE Turow - by Greg

PGE Turow Zgorzelec (PLK) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old forward Jakub Patoka (200-94) from Siarka. Patoka has played there for the last four years. In 24 PLK games he recorded 6.8ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.5apg last season.
Patoka has played previously for two other teams: Trefl Sopot and Gimbasket 2 Przemysl.

PGE Turow Zgorzelec roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Bartosz Bochno
David Jackson
Myles Mack
Michal Lichnowski

Forwards:
Denis Ikovlev
Jacek Jarecki
Kacper Borowski
Jakub Patoka

Center:
Paul Egwuonwu

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Wojciech Barycz signs at Weegree AZS KU Politechnika Opolska - by Greg

Weegree AZS KU Politechnika Opolska (2Liga) landed 33-year old former international power forward Wojciech Barycz (208-107kg-84, agency: Interperformances). He has played for the last two years at GKS Tychy in the 1Liga. In 24 games he averaged 9.3ppg and 2.9rpg last season.
Among the achievements Barycz made it to 1Liga Semifinals in 2013 and 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Polish 1Liga Honorable Mention award in 2016.
Barycz has played previously professionally in Austria (Arkadia Lions), Italy (Benetton Treviso, Rimini and Napoli J.News) and Poland (Anwil, Siarka, AZS Koszalin, Twarde Pierniki and PGE Turow).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  QATAR  


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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  ROMANIA  


Pitesti adds Agafonov to their roster - by Eurobasket News

BCM U Pitesti (Liga Nationala) added to their roster 31-year old Ukrainian ex-international power forward Andriy Agafonov (208-109kg-86, agency: AproK Sports Group). He has played for the last two seasons at P.Zvaigzdes in Lithuanian LKL league. In 39 games he had 10.4ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.0apg and 1.2bpg last season. Agafonov also played 19 games in Baltic League where he recorded 13.4ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1bpg. He helped them to make it to the final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League 1st Team.
Agafonov's team won Ukrainian Cup in 2012.
He was also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. Agafonov played for Ukrainian Senior National Team between 2008 and 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2004 and 2006.
He also represented Ukraine at the Qualifications to European Championships 2011 seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 6.0ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 53.6%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 85.7%.
Agafonov has played previously professionally in Germany (Crailsheim Merlins) and Ukraine (Budivelnyk, BC Odessa and Khimik).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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  RUSSIA  


Khimki inks James Anderson, ex Darussafaka - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) agreed terms with 28-year old American shooting guard James Anderson (198-97kg-89, college: Oklahoma State). He played last season at Darussafaka in Turkish BSL league. In 26 games he had 9.7ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.8apg. Anderson helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 34 games in Euroleague where he recorded 9.2ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.3apg. Anderson contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at the Kings in NBA. In 51 games he averaged 3.5ppg and 1.7rpg.
In 2010 Anderson was drafted by San Antonio Spurs (NBA) in first round (20th overall). He attended Oklahoma State and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
Anderson represented USA at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) eight years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 7.1ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 60.0%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 53.3%.
Anderson has played also professionally in Lithuania (Zalgiris), NBA (Houston Rockets and Phi.76ers) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs and Rio Grande Valley Vipers).
He could be described: (by Adam Ganeles for NBADraft.net in 2010)
Has no conscious, even in the face of repeated misses … Extremely effective in catch-and-shoot situations, with his feet set and ready to fire … Always squares his body to the rim with great balance and elevation on his jumper. Shoots well off the dribble when driving to his left … Likes to take a jump stop just inside the paint for a little right-handed floater. Uses his vertical to quickly elevate over defenders inside. Has the ability to hang and adjust his shot mid-leap. Lack of ball handling skills really constricts his game … He is not comfortable creating offense for himself or teammates
.

BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Egor Vyaltsev
Stefan Markovic
Charles Jenkins
Vyacheslav Zaytsev
James Anderson

Forwards:
Sergey Monya
Tyler Honeycutt
Andrey Zubkov
Anthony Gill

Center:
Dmitry Sokolov

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @guibermejo)

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Unics sign Jamar Smith, ex Unicaja - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) signed 30-year old American guard Jamar Smith (191-84kg-87, college: S.Indiana, agency: Inception Sports). He has played for the last two seasons at Unicaja in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 38 games he had 10.7ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.4apg last season. Smith helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 21 games in Eurocup where he recorded 10.3ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.2apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Smith's team made it to the Spanish Liga Endesa final in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com French ProA All-Imports Team in 2015.
Smith is quite experienced player. He has played in seven different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Smith has played previously professionally in Germany (Brose Baskets), Israel (Galil Gilboa), Venezuela (Guaiqueries), France (Limoges CSP Elite), NBA (Boston Celtics), Czech Republic (Prostejov) and NBA G League (Maine Red Claws).
He attended University of Southern Indiana until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

Unics Kazan roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Anton Ponkrashov
Pavel Sergeev
Evgeny Kolesnikov
Joaquin Colom
Jamar Smith
Trent Lockett

Forwards:
Vladislav Trushkin
Melvin Ejim

Centers:
Stephane Lasme
Grigori Shukhovtsov

Coach: Dimitris Priftis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Former MVP Rodriguez retuns to EuroLeague, joins CSKA - by Eurobasket News

A former Turkish Airlines EuroLeague MVP returned to the competition, as CSKA Moscow announced the arrival of star playmaker Sergio Rodriguez (191-PG-86), who inked a two-year deal with an option for another season on Monday. Rodriguez (1.91 meters, 31 years old) earned EuroLeague MVP honors in the 2013-14 season, averaging 14 points and 4.9 assists in 31 games. He arrives from Philadelphia of the NBA, where he averaged 7.8 points and 5.1 assists in 68 games last season. He started his career with Spanish side Estudiantes and also played for Portland, Sacramento and New York of the NBA before joining Real Madrid before the start of the 2010-11 season. In his six seasons with Madrid, Rodriguez led his team to four Final Four appearances in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015, playing three consecutive finals and lifting the trophy in 2015 - the club's first EuroLeague crown in 20 years. He also helped Madrid win three Spanish League and four Spanish Copa del Rey titles, as well as lifting the Intercontinental Cup trophy in 2015. Rodriguez has also been very successful with the Spanish national team, helping it win respective gold medals at the 2006 FIBA World Cup and EuroBasket 2015. He also won two Olympic medals - silver in 2012, bronze in 2016 -, as well as getting a silver one at EuroBasket 2007 and another bronze at EuroBasket 2013. Rodriguez also led the Spanish U18 national team to a gold medal at the 2004 European Championships, earning MVP honors. In 163 EuroLeague career games with Estudiantes and Madrid, Rodriguez has accumulated 1,574 points and 756 assists, ranking 10th overall in that category. He also ranks fourth all-time in assists per 40 minutes (8.95). "El Chacho" is now set to continue his outstanding career in the Russian capital. "I am very happy and excited for this new stage in my life. Playing for an important team like CSKA is a big challenge," Rodriguez said after the agreement. "A challenge so important in my career that I take it with a lot of eagerness. I will go to Moscow and give it all to compete for all the titles that we will play for. It will be a great personal experience to live in Moscow with my family, and get to know its culture."
Courtesy of: euroleague.net



Leopards tab Keith Langford, ex Unics - by Eurobasket News

Shenzhen Leopards (CBA) inked experienced 34-year old American ex-international shooting guard Keith Langford (193-91kg-83, college: Kansas). He was about to sign at Unics in Russian VTB league. Langford has played there for the last four years. In 28 Euroleague games he averaged impressive 21.8ppg, 3.4rpg and 3.7apg last season. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com Euroleague All-Imports Team and Honorable Mention. Langford also played 25 games in VTB United League where he was fourth best scorer with remarkable 18.6ppg and recorded 2.7rpg, 3.3apg and 1.0spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to VTB United League All-Star Game.
In 2005 Langford was drafted by Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA) in fifth round (39th overall).
He attended University of Kansas and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Langford played in the final of VTB United League in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Import Player of the Year award in 2016.
Langford represented USA at the Panamerican Games in Toronto (Canada) two years ago.
He is a very experienced player. Langford has played also professionally in Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Italy (Armani Milano, Angelico Biella, Vanoli Cremona and Virtus Bologna), USBL (Kansas C.), NBA G League (Austin Spurs) and D-League (Ft.Worth F.).
His game is described as: A smooth, left-handed wing player who should contribute at the shooting guard and small forward slots. Possesses good range on his outside jumper... Also has the ability to take his man off the dribble and go strong to the rim... Can put up big numbers in the scoring column... Shows impressive ability to drive and hit pull-up jumpers from medium range... A solid perimeter defender.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SERBIA  


U20 European championship: Serbia Vs Slovenia 82-57 - by Zoran Popovic

In the second round of U20 European championship Serbian national team win against Slovenia 82-57 (25:13, 13:15, 15:15, 32:16). Serbian players makes good start and after first period of the match have +12 points advantage. In the second period Slovenian team slightly decrease Serbian advantage and finish first half with +10 for coach Djokic team. In the third quarter Serbian team save previous advantage and in the last quarter makes another break and finish the match with +25 points advantage. The most efficient playrs in Serbian team are Vanja Marinkovic with 18 points, Stefan Peno and Nikola Tanaskovic (203-F-97, agency: BeoBasket) per 13 points. Next match Serbia will play against Spain.


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  SLOVENIA  


Jaka Blazic agreed terms with Andorra - by Eurobasket News

MoraBanc Andorra (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old Slovenian international guard Jaka Blazic (196-90). He has played for the last two years at Baskonia in the Liga Endesa. In 35 games he recorded 5.8ppg and 2.3rpg last season. Blazic helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Blazic also played 33 games in Euroleague where he averaged 4.7ppg and 2.1rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Blazic has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
Blazic has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Slovenian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team in 2009.
Blazic represented Slovenia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 8.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.4apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 41.7%, FT: 64.3%.
Blazic has played previously professionally in Serbia (Crvena Zvezda) and Slovenia (Un.Olimpija, Triglav and Slovan).

MoraBanc Andorra roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jaka Blazic
Andrew Albicy
Jaime Fernandez

Forwards:
Beka Burjanadze
David Jelinek

Center:
Oliver Stevic

Coach: Joan Penarroya

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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Vladimir Rizman is a new coach of Komarno - by Zeljko Zule

Vladimir Rizman has been appointed as the head coach of Slovakian runner-up MBK Rieker Com-Thern Komarno, replacing Richard Duris.
Rizman starting his coaching career in 2011 with Slovenian League Three side Slovenj Gradec. Ha also led Parklji and Elektra.
During his playing days he played for Cibona in his native Croatia plus Koper, Elektra, Hopsi, Maribor and Rudar Zasavje in Slovenia and UBSC Graz in Austria.



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  SOUTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U17  


Overview of Day 2 in Lima - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Chile - Peru 100-35
Chile rallied past Peru to open win count in Lima. Chile stunned the hosts with a 42:19 first half run. They followed with a 27:3 run in the third term to clear off for good. Maxwell Lorca-Lloyd (208-F-00) posted 19 points and 10 rebounds in the victory. Sebastian Contreras (182-PG-00) had 12 points in the win. Luis Rodriguez (178-G-00) responded with 24 points for Peru.

Colombia - Venezuela 59-58
Colombia held off Venezuela for the opening victory in Group A. Octavio Munoz (178-PG-01) recorded 16 points to lead the winners. Venezuela registered a 28:25 halftime lead. But Colombia spurred ahead in the third term to ensure a 2-point lead at the final intermission. Colombia managed to hold on to the lead and ensured the winning outcome. Juan Pablo Cardona (190-G-00) provided 13 points in the victory. Fernando Fyenmayor responded with 13 points and 13 rebounds for Venezuela.

Group B
Argentina - Paraguay 77-43
Argentina cruised past Paraguay for 2-0 record in Group B. Leandro Bolmaro (198-F-00) delivered 14 points to lead the effort. Argentina accumulated a 28:19 halftime advantage. They used a 21:11 run in the third term to clear off for good. Francisco Farabello (188-G-00) delivered 12 points, 9 assists and 7 rebounds in the victory. Fabricio Ruiz (187-G-02) and Jose Rolon (00) answered with 8 points apiece for Paraguay.

Uruguay - Ecuador 52-58
Ecuador upset Uruguay to ensure the opening victory in Lima. Edward Sanchez (188-G-00) scored 14 points to lead the winners. Uruguay accounted for 25:24 halftime lead. Ecuador however sank 34 points in the second half and got away with the victory. Luis Riascos (193-F/G-00) tossed in 10 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in the win. Franco Villalba responded with 14 points for Uruguay.




Overview of Day 1 in Lima - by Eurobasket News

Group B
Ecuador - Argentina 48-64
Argentina posted the opening victory in Group B. They rolled past Ecuador. Fausto Ruesga (200-F-00) recorded 11 points to pace the winners. Argentina accounted for a 32:22 halftime advantage. They followed with a 15:10 run in the third term and never looked back en route to the win. Juan Hierrezuelo (203-F/C-00) and Christian Bihurriet (209-C-00) tossed in 9 points each for the winners. Luis Riascos (193-F/G-00) responded with 21 points and 11 rebounds for Ecuador.

Paraguay - Bolivia 71-35
Paraguay edged Bolivia to open win count at the South American Championship. Jose Barreto (185-F-01) posted 11 points and 7 boards to lead the winners. Paraguay recorded a 42:20 halftime lead. They held Bolivia to just 15 points in the second half and raced to the victory. Roberto Mercado (182-PG-01) netted 10 points in the win. Agustin Carreon (G-00) responded with 10 points for Bolivia.




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Jaka Blazic agreed terms with Andorra - by Eurobasket News

MoraBanc Andorra (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old Slovenian international guard Jaka Blazic (196-90). He has played for the last two years at Baskonia in the Liga Endesa. In 35 games he recorded 5.8ppg and 2.3rpg last season. Blazic helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Blazic also played 33 games in Euroleague where he averaged 4.7ppg and 2.1rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Blazic has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
Blazic has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Slovenian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team in 2009.
Blazic represented Slovenia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 8.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.4apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 41.7%, FT: 64.3%.
Blazic has played previously professionally in Serbia (Crvena Zvezda) and Slovenia (Un.Olimpija, Triglav and Slovan).

MoraBanc Andorra roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jaka Blazic
Andrew Albicy
Jaime Fernandez

Forwards:
Beka Burjanadze
David Jelinek

Center:
Oliver Stevic

Coach: Joan Penarroya

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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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Guadalajara welcomes back Avila - by Eurobasket News

Lujisa Guadalajara Basket (EBA) tabbed 22-year old guard David Avila (182-95). It is actually his comeback to CB Guadalajara as he has played here before. Avila played most recently at Basket Globalcaja Quintanar in the EBA. In 29 games he averaged 5.3ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.3apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Avila played at CB Castelldefels where in 25 EBA games he had 7.1ppg, 4.6rpg, 3.6apg and 1.4spg.
Avila has played previously for Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B.

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Unics sign Jamar Smith, ex Unicaja - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) signed 30-year old American guard Jamar Smith (191-84kg-87, college: S.Indiana, agency: Inception Sports). He has played for the last two seasons at Unicaja in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 38 games he had 10.7ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.4apg last season. Smith helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 21 games in Eurocup where he recorded 10.3ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.2apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Smith's team made it to the Spanish Liga Endesa final in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com French ProA All-Imports Team in 2015.
Smith is quite experienced player. He has played in seven different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Smith has played previously professionally in Germany (Brose Baskets), Israel (Galil Gilboa), Venezuela (Guaiqueries), France (Limoges CSP Elite), NBA (Boston Celtics), Czech Republic (Prostejov) and NBA G League (Maine Red Claws).
He attended University of Southern Indiana until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

Unics Kazan roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Anton Ponkrashov
Pavel Sergeev
Evgeny Kolesnikov
Joaquin Colom
Jamar Smith
Trent Lockett

Forwards:
Vladislav Trushkin
Melvin Ejim

Centers:
Stephane Lasme
Grigori Shukhovtsov

Coach: Dimitris Priftis

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Alex Ruoff (ex Goettingen) signs at Joventut - by Eurobasket News

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona (Liga Endesa) landed 31-year old American swingman Alex Ruoff (198-90kg-86, college: W.Virginia, agency: Inception Sports). He played most recently at BG Goettingen in German BBL league. In 25 games he averaged impressive 15.0ppg, 4.8rpg, 4.7apg and 1.8spg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention. Ruoff also played that season for EnBW Ludwigsburg (also in BBL) where in 5 games he had 11.2ppg, 3.2rpg and 3.2apg.
In 2012 (three years after he left the college) Ruoff was drafted by Erie Bay Hawks (D-League) in second round (28th overall).
The former West Virginia University staris in his ninth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Ruoff won German 2.Bundesliga Pro A championship title in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A 1st Team award back in 2014.
Ruoff has played also professionally in Belgium (Okapi Aalstar and Liege Basket), Spain (RETAbet Bilbao Basket) and NBA G League (Iowa Energy and Canton Charge).
He is described as: A fighter who defends hard and has a knack for hitting huge three pointers. Very good player for European leagues.

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  TAIWAN  


Gilas regains bearings in Jones Cup with win over Taiwan Blue - by Eurobasket News

Over 24 hours after getting rattled by an opening day loss to Canada, Gilas Pilipinas regained its bearings and bounced back with a convincing 88-72 win over Chinese Taipei A or Taiwan Blue during the 2017 William Jones Cup on Sunday, July 16 in Taipei, Taiwan. The Philippines flipped the script with an all-new boost in energy and aggression to set the tone from the get-go. That paved the way for 3-point shots to finally fall and for Taiwan's zone defense to lose its effectiveness. Matthew Wright (193-G-91, college: St.Bonaventure) found his stroke once again, putting up 17 points off the bench on 4 triples. Starting guard Kiefer Isaac Ravena (181-G/F-93), whose aggressive and decisive playmaking propelled Gilas from the start, finished with 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists. Big man Christian Standhardinger (206-F-89, college: Hawaii) was a force, too, inside the paint with 17 markers and 15 boards. The Filipinos, clearly already settled down in the tournament, quickly built 10-point leads early on and weathered the Taiwanese's 3-point shooting. Chinese Taipei A threatened many times in the second half but the Philippines managed to squash rallies with timely baskets, ultimately leading by as many as 17 points late in the contest. Gilas will next face Chinese Taipei B on Monday, July 17. The status of Ray Parks for the game is up in the air after he appeared to have hurt his ankle early in the fourth quarter.
Courtesy of: rappler.com



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  THAILAND  


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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The Tunisian coach Majdi anan stays in luxembourg - by Ahmed Abderrahim

The Tunisian Coach Majdi Anan stays in the Luxembourguish team "BBC Grengewald Hostert" .
After a successful first season as a head coach of the women team Majdi Anan will stay in Grengewald Hostert for the upcoming season .
Holder of a FIBA Coach Licence and a
B license of the Luxembourg Basketball Federation , the young Tunisian coach (33 years old ) is also part of the Luxembourguish National coaching team responsible for U12/U14/U16.
Prior to joining the BBC Grengewald , Majdi was coaching teams of BBC KSAR Hellal (Tunisia), Forange Olympique Club (France), Red Miners Kaldall and BC Mess (Luxembourg)
After ensuring the move up last season, The coach will face a new challenge in the 1st league as the team is aiming the qualification to the playoff and an advanced round in the cup .



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  TURKEY  


DeShaun Thomas (ex Anadolu Efes) may be added to Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv roster - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) is close to ink 26-year old American forward DeShaun Thomas (201-104kg-91, college: Ohio State) who played last time at Anadolu Efes Istanbul in Turkey. In 29 BSL games he averaged 10.3ppg and 3.2rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Thomas also played 35 games in Euroleague where he had 7.3ppg and 1.7rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season Thomas played at another team Austin Toros in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen. In 53 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 6.1rpg and 2.3apg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in D-League Soutwest Division. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
In 2013 Thomas was drafted by San Antonio Spurs (NBA) in second round (58th overall). The former Ohio State staris in his fifth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Thomas played in the final of Spanish Liga Endesa in 2015. He received also NABC Division I All-District 7 1st Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
Thomas has played previously professionally in France (JSF Nanterre) and Spain (FC Barcelona).

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michael Roll
Pierre Jackson
John DiBartolomeo

Forwards:
Karam Mashour
Jake Cohen

Center:
Alex Tyus

Coach: Arik Shivek

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Mete Dogan agreed terms with Final Genclik - by Eurobasket News

Final Spor Genclik Bursa (TBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old Mete Dogan (86). He played most recently at Artvin in the TB2L. In 28 games he recorded 6.6ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.6apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Dogan played at Bursaspor (also in TB2L) where in 23 games he averaged 3.0ppg and 1.4rpg. He helped them to win the regular season.
Among other achievements Dogan received Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TB2L Honorable Mention award back in 2009.
He has played previously for five other teams: Gaziantep, Akhisar Bld, Baskent Genclik, Selcuklu and Meliksah.

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Micheal Eric (ex RETAbet BB) to join Darussafaka - by Eurobasket News

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL) agreed terms with 29-year old Nigerian power forward Micheal Eric (210-109kg-88, college: Temple). He played last season at RETAbet Bilbao Basket in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 30 games he had 9.5ppg and 5.6rpg. Eric also played 8 games in Eurocup where he recorded 10.6ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.1bpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at AEK Athens in Greek A1. In 9 games he averaged just 2.2ppg and 2.4rpg. Eric helped them to make it to the semifinals.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Eric's team won Atlantic 10 Regular Season in 2012. He was also voted USBasket.com D-League All-Rookie 2nd Team back in 2013.
Eric is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (Enel Brindisi), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers and Milwaukee Bucks), Greece (Panelefsiniakos) and NBA G League (Texas Legends and Canton Charge).
Eric attended Temple University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
On Eric: Often compared to Serge Ibaka thanks to his defensive skills, for sure he's a great help defender and a great one-on-one defender, while offensive game has yet to be developed. However, with his athleticism and the way he jumps and blocks shots, he can quickly move to the top level.

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Muhammed Baygul
Will Cummings
Egehan Arna

Forwards:
Micheal Eric
JaJuan Johnson
James Bell

Center:
Emircan Kosut

Coach: David Blatt

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Yavuz re-signs at Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi - by Eurobasket News

Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi (TB2L) confirmed in their roster experienced 35-year old guard Serdar Yavuz (184-82). He played there last season. In 28 TB2L games he had 9.2ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.6apg and 1.0spg. Yavuz helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Balikesir (TBL) where in 35 games he recorded just 2.3ppg. Yavuz contributed to his team making it to the final.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TB2L 1st Team back in 2009.
Yavuz has spent his entire career in Turkey playing for eight other teams: Tofas, Bursaspor, Kadikoy, Vestel, Bornova, Akhisar Bld, Afyon Bld and Meliksah.
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi.

Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi roster for 2017-2018:

Serdar Yavuz
Onur Calban
Tufan Findikli
Hidayet Civan

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Will Cummings (ex Aris) signs at Darussafaka - by Eurobasket News

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL) landed 25-year old American guard Will Cummings (188-84kg-92, college: Temple). He played most recently at Aris in Greek A1 league. In 31 games he was the best scorer with 14.5ppg and recorded 3.6rpg, 3.1apg and 1.1spg last season. Cummings helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League 3rd Team. Cummings also played 18 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged impressive 15.2ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.4apg and 1.6spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League Honorable Mention.
Cummings ended the previous (2015-16) season at Dolomiti Energia Trento in Italian Serie A. In four games he had 9.5ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg. But the most of that year he spent at another team Rio Grande Valley Vipers in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen. In 52 games he got remarkable 20.5ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.7apg and 2.0spg. Cummings contributed to his team winning the D-League Soutwest Division title (twice). Impressive indeed as was selected to USBasket.com All-D-League 2nd Team, All-Star Game and All-Rookie Team.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Cummings has played also professionally in NBA (Houston Rockets).
He attended Temple University until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Muhammed Baygul
Will Cummings
Egehan Arna

Forwards:
JaJuan Johnson
James Bell

Center:
Emircan Kosut

Coach: David Blatt

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Rodney Pryor agreed terms with Sakarya BSB - by Eurobasket News

Sakarya Buyuksehir Basketbol (TBL) inked 25-year old American guard Rodney Pryor (196-93kg-92). He just graduated from Georgetown (NCAA). In 32 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.0ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.3apg last season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to All-Big East Honorable Mention.
As mentioned above Pryor is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
His college team won NEC Tournament in 2015.

Sakarya Buyuksehir Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Can Korkmaz
Lazeric Jones
Dogukan Sanli
Rodney Pryor

Forwards:
Mehmet Ozdogan
Nikola Jankovic
Metecan Birsen

Centers:
Moustapha Fall
Nathan Boothe

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Khimki inks James Anderson, ex Darussafaka - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) agreed terms with 28-year old American shooting guard James Anderson (198-97kg-89, college: Oklahoma State). He played last season at Darussafaka in Turkish BSL league. In 26 games he had 9.7ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.8apg. Anderson helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 34 games in Euroleague where he recorded 9.2ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.3apg. Anderson contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at the Kings in NBA. In 51 games he averaged 3.5ppg and 1.7rpg.
In 2010 Anderson was drafted by San Antonio Spurs (NBA) in first round (20th overall). He attended Oklahoma State and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
Anderson represented USA at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) eight years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 7.1ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 60.0%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 53.3%.
Anderson has played also professionally in Lithuania (Zalgiris), NBA (Houston Rockets and Phi.76ers) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs and Rio Grande Valley Vipers).
He could be described: (by Adam Ganeles for NBADraft.net in 2010)
Has no conscious, even in the face of repeated misses … Extremely effective in catch-and-shoot situations, with his feet set and ready to fire … Always squares his body to the rim with great balance and elevation on his jumper. Shoots well off the dribble when driving to his left … Likes to take a jump stop just inside the paint for a little right-handed floater. Uses his vertical to quickly elevate over defenders inside. Has the ability to hang and adjust his shot mid-leap. Lack of ball handling skills really constricts his game … He is not comfortable creating offense for himself or teammates
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BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Egor Vyaltsev
Stefan Markovic
Charles Jenkins
Vyacheslav Zaytsev
James Anderson

Forwards:
Sergey Monya
Tyler Honeycutt
Andrey Zubkov
Anthony Gill

Center:
Dmitry Sokolov

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @guibermejo)

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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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  UKRAINE  


Revzin re-signs at Dnipro - by Eurobasket News

Dnipro Dnepropetrovsk (Superleague) confirmed in their roster experienced 34-year old swingman Pavel Revzin (194-96kg-83). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 39 Superleague games he had 10.6ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.8apg and 1.5spg last season. Revzin helped them to make it to the semifinals.
He won Ukrainian Superleague championship title in 2016.
Revzin has spent his entire career in Ukraine playing for five other teams: Mykolaiv, Zaporizhya, Halychyna, Hoverla and Cherkasy.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Dnipro keeps Zakurdaev for another season - by Eurobasket News

Dnipro Dnepropetrovsk (Superleague) re-signed 24-year old point guard Maksym Zakurdaev (197-80kg-93). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 42 Superleague games he averaged 6.7ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.2apg last season. Zakurdaev helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals.
Among other achievements he won Ukrainian Superleague championship title in 2016. Zakurdaev received also Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Honorable Mention award in 2016.
He represented Ukraine at the 3x3 European Championships in Bucharest last year.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Budivelnyk lands Maksim Sandul - by Eurobasket News

Budivelnyk Kyiv (Superleague) tabbed 26-year old Ukrainian international power forward Maksim Sandul (207-114kg-91, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He played most recently at Polski Cukier Torun in Polish PLK league. In 42 games he averaged just 2.5ppg and 2.5rpg last season. Sandul helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at La ICL Manresa in Spanish Liga Endesa where in 32 games he had only 2.8ppg and 3.1rpg.
Sandul has been also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Ukrainian senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Sandul also represented Ukraine at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 1.6ppg, 2.1rpg.
Sandul has played previously for two other Ukraine teams: BC Kyiv and Kyiv Vovcha zgraya.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Pitesti adds Agafonov to their roster - by Eurobasket News

BCM U Pitesti (Liga Nationala) added to their roster 31-year old Ukrainian ex-international power forward Andriy Agafonov (208-109kg-86, agency: AproK Sports Group). He has played for the last two seasons at P.Zvaigzdes in Lithuanian LKL league. In 39 games he had 10.4ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.0apg and 1.2bpg last season. Agafonov also played 19 games in Baltic League where he recorded 13.4ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1bpg. He helped them to make it to the final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League 1st Team.
Agafonov's team won Ukrainian Cup in 2012.
He was also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. Agafonov played for Ukrainian Senior National Team between 2008 and 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2004 and 2006.
He also represented Ukraine at the Qualifications to European Championships 2011 seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 6.0ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 53.6%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 85.7%.
Agafonov has played previously professionally in Germany (Crailsheim Merlins) and Ukraine (Budivelnyk, BC Odessa and Khimik).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Otverchenko re-signs at Budivelnyk - by Eurobasket News

Budivelnyk Kyiv (Superleague) confirmed in their roster 27-year old international shooting guard Ruslan Otverchenko (192-82kg-90, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He played there last season. In 33 Superleague games he had 11.7ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.3apg. Otverchenko helped them to win the league title and they also made it to the Cup final. A very impressive season as he was named to Ukrainian Superleague All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season he played at La ICL Manresa in Spanish Liga Endesa where in 32 games he recorded 5.3ppg and 1.4rpg.
Otverchenko has been also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Ukrainian senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
Otverchenko also represented Ukraine at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.8ppg, 1.2rpg, FGP: 68.8%, 3PT: 11.1%, FT: 90.9%.
Otverchenko has played previously for three other Ukraine teams: BC Kyiv, BC Donetsk and Kyiv Vovcha zgraya.
He could be described: A very good outside shooter, with a soft touch and perfect release. Stays on the perimeter and is ready to hit the basket when he's open. Should improve his 1-vs-1 game and his defense on the perimeter, the height allows him only a SG future.

Budivelnyk Kyiv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Henry Dugat
Ruslan Otverchenko
Brandon Fields

Forward:
Pavlo Krutous

Center:
Maksim Sandul

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Budivelnyk keeps Krutous for another season - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Budivelnyk Kyiv (Superleague) re-signed 25-year old international swingman Pavlo Krutous (196-93kg-92, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 29 Superleague games he recorded 7.1ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.1apg last season. Krutous helped them to win the league title and they also made it to the Cup final.
The previous (15-16) season he was tested by Kalev/Cramo (Alexela KML) in Estonian league.
Krutous has been also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Ukrainian senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Krutous also represented Ukraine at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 3 games: 0.7ppg, 1.0rpg.
Krutous has played previously for two other Ukraine teams: BC Kyiv and Sportlitsey.

Budivelnyk Kyiv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Henry Dugat
Brandon Fields

Forward:
Pavlo Krutous

Center:
Maksim Sandul

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Zaporizhya lands Andriy Kozhemiakin - by Eurobasket News

BC Zaporizhya-ZOG (Superleague) tabbed 21-year old guard Andriy Kozhemiakin (190-85kg-96) from Kremen. In 29 Superleague games he averaged 4.5ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.2apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Kozhemiakin played at MBC Mykolaiv (SL Favorit Sport) where in 32 games he had 5.8ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.4apg.
He has played previously for two other teams: Azovmash Mariupol 2nd team and DYUSH Azovmash.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bogdan Yasinenko joins Zaporizhya - by Eurobasket News

BC Zaporizhya-ZOG (Superleague) agreed terms with 22-year old power forward Bogdan Yasinenko (203-105kg-95) from Kremen. In 25 Superleague games he had 6.1ppg and 3.8rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Yasinenko played at MBC Mykolaiv. But in 5 Superleague games he recorded just 1.2ppg and 1.2rpg.
His team made it to the Superleague Semifinals in 2016.
Yasinenko was a member of Ukrainian U18 National Team in 2013.
He has played previously for three other teams: Azovmash, DniproAzot and Azovmash Mariupol 2nd team.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Uruguay U17 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Uruguay U17 National Team 2017
#s#
Rodrigo Coelho
Coelho
Nicolas Maurno
Maurno
Santiago Vescovi
Vescovi
Franco Bianchi
Bianchi
Ramiro Arrillaga
Arrillaga
#e#5
3Rodrigo Coelho 193-SG-00 Malvin Uruguay
4Nicolas Maurno 188-PG-00 Bigua Uruguay
5Santiago Vescovi 184-SG-01 Bohemios Uruguay
6Franco Bianchi 191-SF-00 Bohemios Uruguay
7Ramiro Arrillaga 192-PF-00 Bigua Uruguay
8Juan Abdala 192-SF-00 Larranaga Uruguay
10Franco Villalba 177-PG-00 Bohemios Uruguay
11Gonzalo Gonzalvo 185-SF-00 U Universitario Uruguay
12Lucas Capalbo 169-PG-00 Malvin Uruguay
13Ignacio Morena 182-PG-00 U Universitario Uruguay
14Santiago Machado 189-SG-00 U Universitario Uruguay
15Nicolas Andreoli 196-SF-00 Bigua Uruguay

Leonardo Zylbersztein Head Coach
Marcelo Capalbo Assistant Bigua Uruguay



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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Venezuelan U17 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic


Arian Amundaray00Cayaurimas Venezuela
Enderson Alcala 191-C-01

Tony Gonzalez 190-C-01
Emir Arteaga 00
Fernando Fuenmayor 00
Isaac Gelves 00
Irvin Heredia 00
Omar Marquez 00
Ricardo Ormo 01
Hector Ortega 00
Deivi Rodriguez 00
Railer Vargas 00
Angel Yepez 00




Jose Rodriguez's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Venezuelans playing currently abroad: - by Eurobasket Center

Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Venezuelans who are currently playing abroad.

Jose Rodriguez
Jose Rodriguez
   #1. This week's number one is former U17 international power forward Jose Rodriguez (197-94, currently plays in Colombia). He was the major contributor in Cimarrones' victory against the league outsider Patriotas (5-19) crushing them 83-59 in the Colombian Liga DirecTV in Friday night's game. Rodriguez had a double-double by scoring 26 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 5 assists and 2 blocks in 38 minutes on the court. Cimarrones del Choco (13-7) is placed third in the Liga DirecTV. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Rodriguez has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 21.3ppg, 10.3rpg, 3.7apg, 1.3bpg, 2FGP: 49.1% and FT: 66.7% in three games he played so far. Rodriguez played for the Venezuelan U17 national team six years ago.

Jesus Medina
Jesus Medina
   #2. Second place goes to former U17 international swingman Jesus Medina (188-94, currently plays in Colombia). Medina led Piratas to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Sabios (9-14) 95-78 in the Colombian Liga DirecTV on Saturday night. He had a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 10 rebounds. Medina also added 7 assists and 4 steals in 36 minutes. Piratas de Bogota (9-15) is placed sixth in the Liga DirecTV. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Medina has relatively good stats this year: 10.7ppg, 6.0rpg, 4.9apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 36.0%, 3FGP: 27.8% and FT: 60.5% in 11 games. He played for the Venezuelan U17 national team in 2011.

Eduardo Torres
Eduardo Torres
   #3. The Venezuelan player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced former international forward Eduardo Torres (195-81, currently plays in Colombia). Torres led Condores to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Sabios (9-14) crushing them 98-77 in the Colombian Liga DirecTV in Saturday night's game. He scored 19 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 4 assists. Condores de Cundinamarca (11-12) is placed fourth in the Liga DirecTV. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This season Torres has very high stats. He averages: 15.7ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.0apg, 2FGP: 55.3%(42-76), 3FGP: 41.9% and FT: 78.3%. Torres has a dual citizenship: Venezuelan and Colombian. Former Panteras de Miranda starter played for the Venezuelan national team eight years ago.

Luis Julio
Luis Julio
   #4. Power forward Luis Julio (201-80, currently plays in Colombia) managed to help Fast Break in a victory against one of league's weakest teams Caciques (8-13) 71-63 in the Colombian Liga DirecTV last Saturday. Julio scored only 2 points, had 9 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 30 minutes. Fast Break (20-1) is placed first in the Liga DirecTV. It was his team's consecutive victory in a row. This year Julio's overall stats are: 7.9ppg and 8.0rpg in 14 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Venezuelan and Colombian. Julio used to play for the Venezuelan national team back in 2009.

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

   #1. Luis Almanza (196-F-91, currently plays in Colombia) led Condores to a victory against one of league's weakest teams Caciques (8-13) 84-80 in the Colombian Liga DirecTV last Saturday. He recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 16 rebounds. Condores de Cundinamarca (11-12) is placed fourth in the Liga DirecTV. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Almanza has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 15.6ppg, 10.1rpg and 1.8apg.

   #2. Hector Diaz (197-G/F-92, currently plays in Colombia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Luis Almanza. But that was another game of his team in Colombian Liga DirecTV which we would like to mention. Diaz contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Sabios (9-14) crushing them 98-77. He scored 16 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 7 assists in a mere 19 minutes. Condores de Cundinamarca (11-12) is placed fourth in the Liga DirecTV. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Diaz has relatively solid stats: 11.7ppg, 5.6rpg, 3.5apg and 2.3spg in 23 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Venezuelan and Colombian.

   #3. Fernando Lucena (185-PG-86, currently plays in Colombia) faced previously mentioned Luis Almanza in the Colombian Liga DirecTV last game. Lucena. He could not help Caciques (8-13) to beat Condores (11-12). Lucena did not beat the league record on Saturday evening. He scored only 3 points. Caciques was defeated 84-80 on the road by the higher-ranked Condores (#4). It was Caciques' sixth consecutive loss in a row. This season Lucena has relatively solid stats: 10.4ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.3apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Venezuelan and Colombian.

   #4. Raul Orta (196-G-85, currently plays in Puerto Rico) managed to help Santeros de Aguada in a 1-point victory against the fifth-ranked Capitanes (19-17) 87-86 in the Puerto Rican BSN in Thursday night's game. Orta recorded only 3 points in 6 minutes on the court. Santeros de Aguada (25-11) is placed first in the BSN. This year Orta averages just 2.5ppg in 27 games. He has both Venezuelan and Puerto Rican nationalities.

   #5. Dario Castro (206-C-91, currently plays in Colombia) was not able to help Sabios in their game against Piratas (9-15) in the Colombian PBD. Castro cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Sabios was badly defeated 95-78 in Bogota by the lower-ranked Piratas (#6). It was Sabios' third consecutive loss in a row. Castro's overall stats this season are: 4.7ppg and 3.2rpg.

   #6. Rafael Rodriguez (187-G-86, currently plays in Colombia) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Patriotas crushing them 89-45 in the Colombian Liga DirecTV on Saturday night. He scored 8 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 24 minutes. This year Rodriguez's overall stats are: 1.5ppg and 1.4rpg in 16 games.

   #7. Michael Hinestroza Javes (208-F-90, college: UALR, currently plays in Colombia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Rafael Rodriguez and both played together in the last Colombian Liga DirecTV game. Hinestroza Javes contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Patriotas crushing them 89-45. He scored 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Hinestroza Javes' overall stats this season are: 7.0ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.1apg. He also holds two passports: Venezuelan and Colombian.



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  WILLIAM JONES CUP  


Day 2 in Taipei - by Eurobasket News

Five more games were played in Taipei in Day 2 of the 2017 William Jones Cup on Sunday, July 16. Gilas Pilipinas bounced back with a convincing 88:72 win over Chinese Taipei. Matthew Wright (193-G-91, college: St.Bonaventure) and Christian Standhardinger stepped up with 17 points each, while Kiefer Ravena had 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists.
South Korea edged India 92-67 and Iraq improved to a 2-0 record beating Japan 79-70. Canada overcame Lithuania 102-99 as Connor Wood (193-G) poured in 18 points, while Michale Kyser (208-F-91, college: Louisiana Tech) delivered 17. Domantas Seskus (180-PG-92) replied with 22 points for the Baltic side and Edvinas Seskus (196-G/F-95, agency: Players Group) notched 17.
Iran outscored Republic of China White 77-59. Navid Rezaeifar (185-G-96) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Keyvan Reaei delivered 15. Chen Ying-Chun (183-PG-93) scored 14 points in a loss and Kyle Barone (208-C-89, college: Idaho) added 11 points and 11 boards.




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Women News


The WABA to start on August 5th - by Gianni Pascucci

The Womens American Basketball Association (WABA) has officially released it's inaugural season schedule. The inaugural teams for the 2017 season are; Long Island Storm, Mount Vernon ShamRocks, Jersey Expressions, DC Cyclones, Atlanta Justice, Middle Georgia Lady Pits, Orlando Splash.
All WABA games will be Live Streamed, over the I95 Sports Network www.I95sportsnetwork.com on the Cube.
The official season will begin on Saturday, August 5th, with 1 game scheduled. The Long Island Storm will visit the Jersey Expressions, who play hosts, at the Waterfront, 2 Grafton Avenue, Newark, NJ for the inaugural game of the 2017 WABA season. The weekend of August 12th & 13th 2 will feature 5 games. Saturday, Middle Georgia takes on Atlanta, in a battle of the State, Long Island hosts Mount Vernon in a battle of NY, and DC hosts Jersey. Sunday, Mount Vernon will host Jersey, and Middle Georgia will host Orlando. The full league schedule is available on our website @ www.womensaba.com.
"The ABA is extremely excited to have a sister league, the newly-formed WABA under the leadership of Marsha Blount , WABA CEO. Marsha's ABA team, the Jersey Express, is the oldest team in the ABA and one of the best managed and she is also on the ABA Executive Committee and a Division Chairman. It is no surprise that she has been able to achieve what several others have not been able to achieve in developing the WABA. We know it will be successful this season and will grow rapidly in years to come." stated Joe Newman, ABA CEO.
Jacqueline Waters, who brings more than 15 years of experience in operations, marketing and public relations, has been appointed Director of Marketing and Team Development of the WABA.
The WABA is the Sister League to the Historic ABA, the largest professional sports league in the world. There are many markets available throughout the Country, and we have made it easy to own and operate a WABA team. Market Reservation information for the 2018 season, is now available for download @ www.womensaba.com.
Please follow our social media platforms @womensaba on Instagram-Facebook-Twitter-Youtube @womensamericanbasketballassociation.
For information on the Womens American Basketball Association (WABA), please log onto www.womensaba.com or email us @ womensaba@hotmail.com
For information on the ABA, go to www.ABALiveAction.com.



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  BELARUS  


Nadezhda Orenburg signs Alex Bentley - by Eurobasket News

Nadezhda Orenburg (PBL) signed 27-year old Belarusian international point guard Alex Bentley (170-90, college: Tarbes). She is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Bentley plays this summer at Connecticut Sun (WNBA). She managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year. In 16 WNBA games she had 7.6ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.8apg.
The most of last season Bentley spent at Adana ASKI Mersin in Turkish KBSL where in 22 games she recorded very impressive stats: 17.2ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.8apg and 1.5spg. She also played that season for KEB Hanabank in South Korean WKBL. In only one game she averaged 13 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals.
In 2013 Bentley was drafted by Atlanta Dream (WNBA) in second round (13th overall).
The former Tarbes Gespe Bigorre standoutis in her fifth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Bentley's team made it to the Turkish Cup Final Four in 2016. She was also voted Eurobasket.com French LFB All-Imports Team in 2015.
Bentley represented Belarus at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 14.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.3apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 42.3%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT-2 (91.7%).
Bentley has played previously professionally in Brazil (Recife) and Turkey (Yakin Dogu Universitesi B.G.D.).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CENTROBASKET  


US Virgin Islands claim title in Saint Thomas - by Eurobasket News

U.S. Virgin Islands - Puerto Rico 58-60
Virgin Islands claimed Centrobasket title. They did so despite narrowly losing to Puerto Rico in the final day of the championship. Natalie Day (182-G/F-90, college: Portland) came up with 17 points and 12 rebounds for the champions. Virgin Islands recorded 31:26 halftime lead. They extended the lead at 8-point mark heading into the fourth frame. Puerto Rico ignited a 23:13 run in the final period to snatch the win. Ashley Perez (173-G-94) topscored with 15 points, while Dayshalee Salaman (163-PG-90, college: Lincoln Memorial) accounted for 12 points for Puerto Rico. Imani Tate (173-G-95, agency: LBM Management) deposited 16 points for Virgin Islands.

Jamaica - Mexico 43-74
Mexico clinch FIBA AmeriCup birth. They knocked down Jamaica to finish in the second position at the championship. Jacqueline Luna-Castro (188-F-93, college: Charleston) posted 18 points in the victory. Mexico established a 40:23 halftime lead. They held Jamaica to just 20 points in the second half and cruised to the win. Maria Orozco (176-PF-86, college: Buffalo) chipped in 12 points for the winning side. Shenneika Smith (185-G/F-89, college: St.John's) answered with 22 points for Jamaica.

Bahamas - Guatemala 68-65
Bahamas finished the championship on a winning note. They held off Guatemala to end up in the 5th position. Leashja Grant (188-C-94) posted 14 points and 21 rebounds in the victory. Bahamas led by just one point at the interval 25:24 halftime lead. Guatemala pulled ahead in the third term but Bahamas sank 26 points in the fourth quarter and snatched the win. Valerie Nesbitt (167-G-98) netted 12 points for Bahamas. Alma Lopez (165-G-86) responded with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for Guatemela.




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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  EUROLEAGUE  


Nadezhda Orenburg signs Alex Bentley - by Eurobasket News

Nadezhda Orenburg (PBL) signed 27-year old Belarusian international point guard Alex Bentley (170-90, college: Tarbes). She is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Bentley plays this summer at Connecticut Sun (WNBA). She managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year. In 16 WNBA games she had 7.6ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.8apg.
The most of last season Bentley spent at Adana ASKI Mersin in Turkish KBSL where in 22 games she recorded very impressive stats: 17.2ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.8apg and 1.5spg. She also played that season for KEB Hanabank in South Korean WKBL. In only one game she averaged 13 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals.
In 2013 Bentley was drafted by Atlanta Dream (WNBA) in second round (13th overall).
The former Tarbes Gespe Bigorre standoutis in her fifth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Bentley's team made it to the Turkish Cup Final Four in 2016. She was also voted Eurobasket.com French LFB All-Imports Team in 2015.
Bentley represented Belarus at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 14.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.3apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 42.3%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT-2 (91.7%).
Bentley has played previously professionally in Brazil (Recife) and Turkey (Yakin Dogu Universitesi B.G.D.).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Elena Beglova is a newcomer at UMMC Ekaterinburg - by Eurobasket News

UMMC Ekaterinburg (PBL) added to their roster 30-year old international guard Elena Beglova (176-66kg-87). She has played for the last three seasons at Nadezhda Orenburg in the PBL. In 27 games she recorded 5.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.0apg and 1.7spg last season. Beglova helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played 17 games in Euroleague where she averaged 3.5ppg, 1.2rpg, 2.6apg and 1.2spg. Beglova contributed to her team making it to the quarterfinals.
She played in the final of Euroleague in 2016.
Beglova has been also a member of Russian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Russian senior team since 2015 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2007.
Beglova represented Russia at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 5.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.0apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 40.0%.
Beglova has played previously for three other teams: BC Moscow, Spartak SHVSM and Energy Ivanovo.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U20  

Stats Leaders (Women)

Points Per Game
 Melisa BRCANINOVIC
  BIH
  (185-PF-99)
  Avg: 23
 1. Brcaninovic, BIH23.0 
 2. Goncalves, POR20.0 
 3. Strautmane, LAT18.7 
 4. Nogic, SRB18.6 
 5. Bankole, FRA17.4 
 6. Uzun, TUR17.3 
 7. Prezelj, SLO16.9 
 8. Ndiba, NED16.4 
 9. Salvadores, ESP16.4 
 10. Juskaite, LTU16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olbis Futo ANDRE
  (190-C-98)
  Avg: 15.5
 1. Andre, ITA15.5 
 2. Djaldi-Tabdi, FRA12.1 
 3. Ndiba, NED11.6 
 4. Djordjevic, SRB11.0 
 5. Mununga, BEL9.9 
 6. Wadling, SWE9.7 
 7. Bankole, FRA9.6 
 8. Ocvirk, SLO9.3 
 9. Senicar, SLO8.9 
 10. Puc, POL8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Agnes STUDER
  (168-PG-98)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Studer, HUN7.3 
 2. Burovaya, RUS6.1 
 3. Ramette, BEL5.4 
 4. Katanic, SRB5.1 
 5. Aho, HUN4.7 
 6. Berkani, FRA4.1 
 7. Santucci, ITA4.0 
 8. Niemojewska, POL4.0 
 9. Domuzin, BIH4.0 
 10. Westerik, NED3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Carolina GONCALVES
  (174-F-97)
  Avg: 3
 1. Goncalves, POR3.0 
 2. Kozik, RUS3.0 
 3. Foppossi, FRA2.6 
 4. Conde, ESP2.6 
 5. Katanic, SRB2.4 
 6. Ramette, BEL2.4 
 7. Berkani, FRA2.1 
 8. Ndiba, NED2.1 
 9. Kovacevic, BIH2.1 
 10. Ari, TUR2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Marusa SENICAR
  (183-SF-97)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Senicar, SLO2.1 
 2. Stocklassa, SWE2.1 
 3. Dreimane, LAT2.0 
 4. Strautmane, LAT1.7 
 5. Djaldi-Tabdi, FRA1.7 
 6. Perez-Araujo, ESP1.6 
 7. Meskonyte, LTU1.6 
 8. Camber, SWE1.3 
 9. Andre, ITA1.3 
 10. Parzenska, POL1.3 


Spain celebrate title in Matosinhos - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
Slovenia - Spain 63-73
Spain celebrated the Gold medals in Matosinhos. They outscored Slovenia in the exciting Final. Angela Salvadores (178-PG-97, college: Duke, agency: ProDep Management) provided 19 points to lead the champions. The victory marked the fifth triumph for the Spanish team in the last six editions of the championship. Spain grabbed a 20:15 lead after the opening quarter. Slovenia pulled within a single point at halftime 36:37. Spain however held their opponents to just 11 points in the third term to boost the lead at 7-point mark. Spain dropped 19 points in the fourth period and got away with the win. Maria Perez delivered 17 points and 13 rebounds, while Maria Conde (187-F-97, college: Florida St.) added 14 points for Spain. Annamaria Prezelj (177-SG-97, agency: Lebedintsev Andriy) responded with 17 points for Slovenia. Zala Friskovec (174-G-99) had 14 points in the losing effort.
3-4 Place
France - Russia 59-80
Russia rallied past France to conquer Bronze medals in Matosinhos. Yulia Kozik (176-SG-97) came up with 18 points to pace the winners. France ensured an 18:11 lead after the opening frame. Russia however bounced back with a 26:16 rally in the second period. They followed with a 27:11 run in the third quarter to to boost the margin at 19-point mark. Russia controlled the tempo in the final quarter and marched to the podium. Evgeniya Frolkina (182-SF-97) netted 14 points in the win. Ornella Bankole (181-SF-97) responded with 17 points and 11 boards for les Bleues.

5-6 Place
Hungary - Italy 78-73
Hungary clinched the fifth overall position as they beat Italy in the final day of the championship. Debora Dubei (183-SF-97) scored 23 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for the winners. Italy piled up a 36:31 halftime advantage. Hungary however responded with 47:37 second half run to sneak past their opponents. Nina Aho (177-PG-97) recorded 18 points for the winning side. Mariella Santucci (175-G-97) responded with 21 points for Italy.

7-8 Place
Belgium - Latvia 72-52
Belgium coasted past Latvia to end up in the seventh position. Betty Mununga (181-F/C-97) recorded 19 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side. Belgium accumulated a 24:17 lead ten minutes into the game. Latvia narrowed the gap at halftime 37:33. Belgium used an 18:3 run in the third term to clear off for good. Serena-Lynn Geldof (197-C-97) had 14 points and 17 rebounds in the victory. Paula Strautmane (185-PF-97) responded with 13 points and 7 rebounds for Latvia.

9-10 Place
Serbia - Poland 67-59
Jovana Nogic posted 23 points and 7 assists to lead Serbia past Poland in Matosinhos. Poland secured a 17:11 lead after the opening frame. But Serbia went on a 21:10 rally in the second term to take a 32:27 halftime advantage. They protected the lead throughout the second half and rallied to the win. Snezana Bogicevic (177-SG-97) accounted for 14 points in the victory. Zuzanna Puc (187-PF-97) answered with 20 points and 12 rebounds for Poland.
11-12 Place
Portugal - Sweden 48-52
Sweden held off Portugal to finish 11th in Matosinhos. Emilia Stocklassa (190-C-98) came up with 14 points and 6 rebounds to pace the Scandinavian team. Portugal enjoyed a 28:23 halftime lead. Sweden pulled within 3 points at the final intermission. They used a 16:9 run in the fourth frame to seal the victory. Sofia Hagg (169-G-97) and Crystel Bittar (170-PG-98) delivered 11 points each for the winners. Carolina Goncalves (174-F-97) responded with 11 points for Portugal.

13-14 Place
Lithuania - Holland 56-74
Netherlands fired past Lithuania to stave off relegation. Ilse Kuijt (175-SG-99) stepped up with 26 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds to lead the Dutch team. Netherlands dominated throughout the bigger part of the game. They accounted for 42:23 halftime lead. Netherlands kept Lithuania at distance throughout the second half and marched to the vital victory. Janis Ndiba (183-F-97) posted 14 points, 17 rebounds and 7 assists in the win. Laura Juskaite (187-C-97) responded with 17 points and 9 boards for Lithuania.

15-16 Place
Bosnia - Turkey 70-81
Turkey secured the 15th position at the championship as they rallied past Bosnia on the final day. Sevgi Uzun (170-PG-97, agency: LBM Management) recorded 34 points and 9 assists to pace the winners. Bosnia grabbed a 37:33 halftime lead. Turkey however erupted for 48 points in the second half and got away with a tough win. Ilayda Guner (186-C-99, agency: LBM Management) netted 27 points and 13 rebounds in the victory. Milina Miseljic (186-PF-98, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 36 points for Bosnia.





Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B Awards 2017 - by Eurobasket Center

Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B 1st Team 2017
Josipa Silov
Silov
Ana Petrak
Petrak
Miroslava Mistinova
Mistinova
Satou Sabally
Sabally
Maria Fasoula
Fasoula

Best Player: Satou Sabally (189-F/C-98) of Germany
Best Guard: Ana Petrak (163-G-98) of Croatia
Best Forward: Satou Sabally (189-F/C-98) of Germany
Best Center: Maria Fasoula (6'3''-C-97) of Greece

1st Team
PG: Josipa Silov (171-PG-98) of Croatia
G: Ana Petrak (163-G-98) of Croatia
F: Miroslava Mistinova (182-F-97) of Slovakia
F/C: Satou Sabally (189-F/C-98) of Germany
C: Maria Fasoula (6'3''-C-97) of Greece

2nd Team
PG: Evgenia Kollatou (172-PG-98) of Greece
SF: Lev Tal (179-SF-97) of Israel
F: Yanina Inkina (6'2''-F-97) of Belarus
C: Andrea Maric (195-C-97) of
C: Olga Yatskovets (183-C-97) of Ukraine

Honorable Mention
Hanna Brych (184-C-97) of Belarus
Radka Stasova (168-G-97) of Slovakia
Yaara Yizchaki (168-PG-98) of Israel
Gabriele Nikitinaite (178-SG-98) of England
Lenka Soukalova (177-PF-97) of Czech Rep.
Kristina Karp (196-C-98) of Ukraine
Patricia Brossmann (6'0''-F-97) of Germany
Ana Ferariu (5'9''-G-97) of Romania
Thelma Agustsdottir (179-F-98) of Iceland
Anna Kelly (5'6''-G-97) of Ireland



Division B. Germany, Slovakia and Croatia earn promotion - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
Germany - Slovakia 60-54
Germany overcame Slovakia to celebrate Division B title. Satou Sabally (189-F/C-98) stepped up with 20 points and 6 rebounds to pace the champions. Germany accumulated a 16:8 lead after the opening quarter. Slovakia narrowed the deficit at 4-point mark at the interval. They erased the deficit and pulled ahead in the third term. Slovakia entered the fourth quarter up by two points. However Germany ignited a 19:11 run in the final term to triumph at the end. Patricia Brossmann (183-F-97) and Laura Zdravevska (185-C-97) had 9 points each in the victory. Alexandra Haskova (183-PF-97) responded with 16 points for Slovakia.
3-4 Place
Croatia - Belarus 60-51
Croatia gained Division A promotion. They outscored Belarus to step onto the pedestal in Eilat. Ana Petrak (163-G-98) posted 16 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds to lead the winners. Croatia ensured a 31:25 halftime lead. They went on a 14:10 run in the fourth period to seal the crucial victory. Anita Kelava (189-PF-97) and Andrea Maric (195-C-97, agency: PEPI SPORT) recorded 12 points each for Croatia. Hanna Brych (184-C-97) and Arina Masko (175-G/F-99) responded with 11 points apiece for Belarus.

5-6 Place
Czech Republic - Greece 67-79
Greece finished 5th in Eilat. They wrapped up the campaign with victory over Czech Republic. Maria Fasoula (190-C-97) notched 30 points and 17 rebounds for the Hellenes. Greece accumulated a 41:29 halftime advantage. They extended the margin at 19-point mark at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the win. Evgenia Kollatou (172-PG-98) had 26 points and 9 assists for Greece. Tereza Sipova (179-SF-97) answered with 20 points and 7 rebounds for Czech Republic.

7-8 Place
United Kingdom - Israel 49-77
Israel coasted past Great Britain to finish the home championship on a winning note. Yarden Danan (178-G-97) and Lev Tal (179-SF-97) posted 16 points each in the victory. Israel piled up a 42:24 halftime advantage. They followed with a 27:12 run in the third term to clear off for good. Lior Halevi (178-F-98) tossed in 11 points for the winners. Melanie George (183-F-97) responded with 16 points and 15 rebounds for Great Britain.

9-10 Place
Ukraine - Romania 92-65
Ukraine finished 9th as they wrapped up the championship with a comfortable win over Romania. Olga Yatskovets (183-C-97) posted 27 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Ukraine accumulated a 45:27 halftime lead. Ukraine unloaded 47 points in the second half and raced to the win. Yulia Musienko (177-G/F-97) netted 19 points for the winners. Ana Ferariu (175-G-97) and Ioana Ghizila (173-G-97) answered with 14 points each for Romania.
11-12 Place
Ireland - Iceland 54-64
Iceland fired past Ireland to finish in the 11th position at the championship. Thelma Agustsdottir (179-F-98) recorded 14 points and 9 boards to lead the winners. Ireland enjoyed a 21:14 lead ten minutes into the game. But Iceland bounced back with a 25:8 run in the second frame to secure a 39:29 halftime advantage. Iceland held their opponents to just 25 points in the second half and raced to the victory. Thora Jonsdottir (99) provided 12 points and 8 boards in the win. Anna Kelly (168-G-97) responded with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for Ireland.



Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Awards 2017 - by Eurobasket Center

Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 1st Team 2017
Agnes Studer
Studer
Annamaria Prezelj
Prezelj
Maria Conde
Conde
Elizaveta Shabanova
Shabanova
Maria Perez Araujo
Perez Araujo

Best Player: Maria Perez Araujo (182-C/F-97) of Spain
Best Guard: Agnes Studer (168-PG-98) of Hungary
Best Forward: Maria Conde (187-F-97) of Spain
Best Center: Maria Perez Araujo (182-C/F-97) of Spain

1st Team
PG: Agnes Studer (168-PG-98) of Hungary
SG: Annamaria Prezelj (177-SG-97) of Slovenia
F: Maria Conde (187-F-97) of Spain
C: Elizaveta Shabanova (196-C-97) of Russia
C/F: Maria Perez Araujo (182-C/F-97) of Spain

2nd Team
PG: Angela Salvadores (178-PG-97) of Spain
SG: Yulia Kozik (176-SG-97) of Russia
G: Zala Friskovec (174-G-99) of Slovenia
SF: Ornella Bankole (181-SF-97) of France
C: Olbis Futo Andre (190-C-98) of Italy

Honorable Mention
Francesca Pan (5'11''-SG-97) of Italy
Nina Aho (5'10''-PG-97) of Hungary
Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi (187-C-98) of France
Carolina Goncalves (174-F-97) of Portugal
Zuzanna Puc (6'2''-PF-97) of Poland
Janis Ndiba (183-F-97) of Holland
Jovana Nogic (5'11''-G-97) of Serbia
Sevgi Uzun (170-PG-97) of Turkey
Digna Strautmane (188-PF-98) of Latvia
Paula Strautmane (6'1''-PF-97) of Latvia
Betty Mununga (181-F/C-97) of Belgium
Melisa Brcaninovic (185-PF-99) of Bosnia
Laura Juskaite (187-C-97) of Lithuania
Fanny Wadling (6'1''-F-97) of Sweden



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.




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  GERMANY  


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  


Niki Lefkadas sign rookie Kelley Austria in her first year in pro basketball - by Chris Mammides

AS Niki Lefkadas (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of American guard Kelley Austria (183, agency: Interperformances). Austria just graduated from Dayton (NCAA). She has played there for the last five years. In 31 games she recorded 12.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.6apg and 1.7spg last season. Austria helped them to win Atlantic 10 Tournament. Great season indeed as she was awarded All-Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year and voted to All-Atlantic 10 2nd Team and voted to Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team.
As mentioned above she is just out of the college and it will be her first season in pro basketball.

AS Niki Lefkadas roster for 2017-2018:

Panagiots Tsambouri
Jacqueline Luna-Castro
Kelley Austria
Maria Kontogeorgou
Danielle Spiliotis
Athanasia Barka
Panagiota Aroni

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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Alpo Basket VillaFranca tabs Arianna Zampieri - by Eurobasket News

Alpo Basket VillaFranca (Serie A2) inked 29-year old forward Arianna Zampieri (183-88). She has played for the last four years at Pallacanestro Femminile Broni in the Serie A1, but left the team in Jun.'17. In 23 games she averaged 6.4ppg and 2.8rpg last season. Serie A2 will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time.
Among other achievements Zampieri won Italian A2 championship title in 2016. She received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 Group B Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
Zampieri represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Chieti (Italy) nine years ago.
She has played previously for six other teams: La Spezia, Venezia, Marghera, Udine, Pall.Pozzuoli and Lucca.

Alpo Basket VillaFranca roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Elisa Mancinelli
Maria Zanella
Sofia Vespignani
Susanna Toffali
Anna Pusceddu

Forwards:
Arianna Zampieri
Elena Ramo
Silvia Zanardelli

Centers:
Veronica Dell'Olio
Marta Scarsi
Sofia Viviani

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Fusari re-signs at Broni - by Eurobasket News

Pallacanestro Femminile Broni (Serie A1) confirmed in their roster 19-year old point guard Chiara Fusari (170-98). She played there last season. But in 13 Serie A1 games she had just 0.8ppg.

Pallacanestro Femminile Broni roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Enrica Pavia
Ashley Ravelli
Giulia Moroni
Valentina Bonasia
Chiara Fusari

Forwards:
Nina Premasunac
Elena Castello

Centers:
Chelsey Lee
Valentina Gatti

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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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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  PARAGUAY  


Olimpia take Game 1 of the Finals - by Eurobasket News

Olimpia take Game 1 of the Apertura 2017 Finals. They overcame Sol de America 85-73 in the opener. Jacinta Monroe (196-F/C-88, college: Florida St.) erupted with 45 points to pace all the winners, while Paola Ferrari (178-G/F-85, college: Union, TN, agency: ProDep Management) netted 13. Gabriela Ocete (170-G-88, agency: ProDep Management) scored 5 and Carina Pena added 4. Tamara Insfran (175-G/F-89, college: Cumberland) ended up with 22 points in the losing effort.


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  ROMANIA  


Sirius Targu Mures sign Swart just out of college - by Nagy Szilveszter

Sirius Targu Mures (Liga Nationala) signed 22-year old American forward Sune Swart (190-95). She just graduated from Bucknell (NCAA). Swart has played there for the last four years. In 33 games she had 11.4ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1bpg last season. She helped them to win Patriot League Tournament and end the regular season at the top position. A very impressive season as she was named to All-Patriot League 3rd Team and Patriot League All-Tournament Team.
As mentioned above Swart is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro.

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Sirius Targu Mures ink Andjela Radovic, ex Vrsac - by Nagy Szilveszter

Sirius Targu Mures (Liga Nationala) signed 22-year old Serbian swingman Andjela Radovic (176-95). She has played for the last two seasons at ZKK Swisslion Vrsac in Serbian 1 ZLS. In 21 games she had 12.4ppg, 3.4rpg, 6.4apg (leader !!!) and 1.7spg last season. Radovic helped them to make it to the semifinals.
She was a member of Serbian U20 National Team two years ago.
Radovic has played also professionally for other Serbian teams like Student, Jagodina 2001 and Srbobran Reahem.

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  RUSSIA  


Nadezhda Orenburg signs Alex Bentley - by Eurobasket News

Nadezhda Orenburg (PBL) signed 27-year old Belarusian international point guard Alex Bentley (170-90, college: Tarbes). She is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Bentley plays this summer at Connecticut Sun (WNBA). She managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year. In 16 WNBA games she had 7.6ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.8apg.
The most of last season Bentley spent at Adana ASKI Mersin in Turkish KBSL where in 22 games she recorded very impressive stats: 17.2ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.8apg and 1.5spg. She also played that season for KEB Hanabank in South Korean WKBL. In only one game she averaged 13 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals.
In 2013 Bentley was drafted by Atlanta Dream (WNBA) in second round (13th overall).
The former Tarbes Gespe Bigorre standoutis in her fifth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Bentley's team made it to the Turkish Cup Final Four in 2016. She was also voted Eurobasket.com French LFB All-Imports Team in 2015.
Bentley represented Belarus at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 14.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.3apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 42.3%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT-2 (91.7%).
Bentley has played previously professionally in Brazil (Recife) and Turkey (Yakin Dogu Universitesi B.G.D.).

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Elena Beglova is a newcomer at UMMC Ekaterinburg - by Eurobasket News

UMMC Ekaterinburg (PBL) added to their roster 30-year old international guard Elena Beglova (176-66kg-87). She has played for the last three seasons at Nadezhda Orenburg in the PBL. In 27 games she recorded 5.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.0apg and 1.7spg last season. Beglova helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played 17 games in Euroleague where she averaged 3.5ppg, 1.2rpg, 2.6apg and 1.2spg. Beglova contributed to her team making it to the quarterfinals.
She played in the final of Euroleague in 2016.
Beglova has been also a member of Russian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Russian senior team since 2015 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2007.
Beglova represented Russia at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 5.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.0apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 40.0%.
Beglova has played previously for three other teams: BC Moscow, Spartak SHVSM and Energy Ivanovo.

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  SERBIA  


Sirius Targu Mures ink Andjela Radovic, ex Vrsac - by Nagy Szilveszter

Sirius Targu Mures (Liga Nationala) signed 22-year old Serbian swingman Andjela Radovic (176-95). She has played for the last two seasons at ZKK Swisslion Vrsac in Serbian 1 ZLS. In 21 games she had 12.4ppg, 3.4rpg, 6.4apg (leader !!!) and 1.7spg last season. Radovic helped them to make it to the semifinals.
She was a member of Serbian U20 National Team two years ago.
Radovic has played also professionally for other Serbian teams like Student, Jagodina 2001 and Srbobran Reahem.

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  TURKEY  


Mersin MBK adds Chanita Jordan to their roster - by Greg

Mersin BK Dogus Hastanesi (KBSL) added to their roster 30-year old American center Chanita Jordan (196-87, college: Bowie State, agency: Gamble Sports Management). She is not a newcomer in Turkish League as she played last season at Bornova Becker in the TKBL. In 43 games she recorded very impressive stats: 15.9ppg, 11.1rpg, 1.7apg, 1.5spg and 1.6bpg. Jordan helped them to win the regular season. A very spectacular year in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKBL Honorable Mention.
She attended Bowie State until 2012 and it will be her sixth season as a professional player.

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Orduspor signs Olena Staschuk - by Eurobasket News

Orduspor (TKBL) signed 32-year old Ukrainian international center Olena Staschuk (192-85) from Urla Belediyesi Genclik Sport Club. In 26 TKBL games in Turkey she had very impressive stats: 19.4ppg, 12.0rpg, 1.5apg, 1.4spg and 1.3bpg last season. Great year as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKBL Honorable Mention. Staschuk also played that season for Mersin Uni where in 8 TKBL games she recorded also remarkable stats: 18.5ppg, 13.0rpg, 1.4apg, 2.0spg and 1.9bpg. A very spectacular season in her career as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKBL Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Staschuk's team won Turkish TKB2L Group C Regular Season in 2014. She was also voted Asia-Basket.com All-Kazakhstan League Player of the Year and Asia-Basket.com All-Kazakhstan League Import of the Year back in 2012. Staschuk was called to Ukrainian Senior National Team this year.
She is quite experienced player. Staschuk has played in four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). She has played previously professionally in Belarus (Olimpia and BK Sozh-GGU Gomel), Lithuania (Suduva), Ukraine (Orlan and Politekhnika) and Kazakhstan (Astana Tigers).

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  UKRAINE  


Orduspor signs Olena Staschuk - by Eurobasket News

Orduspor (TKBL) signed 32-year old Ukrainian international center Olena Staschuk (192-85) from Urla Belediyesi Genclik Sport Club. In 26 TKBL games in Turkey she had very impressive stats: 19.4ppg, 12.0rpg, 1.5apg, 1.4spg and 1.3bpg last season. Great year as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKBL Honorable Mention. Staschuk also played that season for Mersin Uni where in 8 TKBL games she recorded also remarkable stats: 18.5ppg, 13.0rpg, 1.4apg, 2.0spg and 1.9bpg. A very spectacular season in her career as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKBL Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Staschuk's team won Turkish TKB2L Group C Regular Season in 2014. She was also voted Asia-Basket.com All-Kazakhstan League Player of the Year and Asia-Basket.com All-Kazakhstan League Import of the Year back in 2012. Staschuk was called to Ukrainian Senior National Team this year.
She is quite experienced player. Staschuk has played in four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). She has played previously professionally in Belarus (Olimpia and BK Sozh-GGU Gomel), Lithuania (Suduva), Ukraine (Orlan and Politekhnika) and Kazakhstan (Astana Tigers).

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  UNITED KINGDOM  


Suns recapture another centrepiece after Clark agrees to return - by Paul Nilsen

Sevenoaks are delighted to confirm a second leader of their silverware-winning team FROM last season is coming back after Ta'Yani Clark (173-G-86, college: Toledo) agreed to re-join the WBBL Play-Off and Trophy winners.

Following hot on the heels of Cat Carr also penning a new deal for the 2017-18 campaign, it's an exciting development for Suns to be able to continue with two of their big-name players.

Clark was a real clutch-performer for Sevenoaks in their landmark season and that's a fact not lost on play-caller Len Busch, who is thrilled to recapture the guard.

He confirmed: 'I'm very happy to have Ta'Yani back as she played her very best basketball in our biggest games.

'This is something not all players can do and it shows her quality and experience.

'She was also very good with our younger players, which is important to our mission at Sevenoaks.

'With Ta'Yani and Cat both back now along with the addition of Chantelle (Pressley), we have a nice foundation to build on for the new season.'



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  WNBA  


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