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  ABA  



ABA adds Texas Hurricanes - by Gianni Pascucci

The American Basketball Association (ABA) announced that the Texas Hurricanes have been added to its growing expansion teams for the upcoming teams for the upcoming season. "The Hurricanes are a great addition to our Southwest Division," stated ABA co-founder Joe Newman . "Coach Barbara Davis, the owner, has an incredible background in sports and should make a terrific owner. We are very fortunate to have her as part of the ABA."
Coach Davis formed the Hurricanes in April 2009 after seeing so many talented young men at rec centers that wanted to take their game to the next level, so she formed a league called the Greater Dallas Southern Basketball League as well as starting her own sports officiating association, Texas Certified Officials in 2003 to fill the need for services for a city youth league. She also provides classes, programs, and activities for Mesquite Independent School District Community Education, the Cityh of Dalls Parks and Recreation and has partnered with Dalls County Community College District Community Education and the Dallas Urban League.
With a degree in Criminal Justice, Coach Davis currently works in higher education and has been in the education field for the past 16 years, and has received recognition for her coaching and is a candidate for "Women of Distinction" for Women of Distinction Magazine, recognition with the International Women's Leadership Association. "We are really excited about this opportunity," added Coach Davis. "We will be very competitive on and off the court, and will make Dallas proud.
For more information, email txhurricanes@gmail.com, call 214 429 1426, or visit www.leaguelineup.com/texas hurricanes



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  ANGOLA  


Afrobasket 2017: Morocco deemed strong opponent - by Eurobasket News

Angola's national basketball team's coach Manuel da Silva Monday considered Morocco the most difficult opponent in the match against Angola in the group stage of the African Cup of Nations (Afrobasket2017), scheduled for 8 - 16 September in Tunisia and Senegal. The coach was speaking to Angop in reaction to the draw held on Sunday, stressing that in theory, Moroccans, as a result of their history and investment, will be the main opponent in games against Angolans. According to him, Moroccan players surprised many in the last Afrobasket having lost in the quarter-finals to Tunisia after overtime. On the other hand, Manuel da Silva reassured saying that they are within the reach of the African runners-up. We know them very well, we're going to work in order to beat them," said the coach. He also referred to the Central African Republic (CAR), according to him, who are known by their history in the continent and in the clashes with Angola, in particular. Angola shares the group B alongside Morocco, Uganda and CAR, with headquarters in Dakar (Senegal).
Courtesy of: angop.ao



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  ARGENTINA  


San Lorenzo to sign Dar Tucker - by Eurobasket News

San Lorenzo de Almagra (LigaA) to sign 29-year old Jordanian international shooting guard Dar Tucker (193-88, college: De Paul) who plays at Hunan in China. He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. In three NBL games he had very impressive stats: 35.3ppg, 8.3rpg, 4.7apg and 1.3spg last season. The last season he played at Estudiantes where in 56 LigaA games he recorded also remarkable stats: 21.9ppg, 6.9rpg, 2.7apg and 1.3spg. Tucker helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Quite impressive season as he was voted Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Guard of the Year.
In 2009 he was drafted by Idaho Stampede (D-League) in second round (18th overall).
The former De Paul University staris in his ninth season in pro basketball.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Tucker was voted USBasket.com All-D-League Most Improved Player of the Year back in 2011.
He also represented Jordan at the FIBA Asia Challenge in Tehran (Iran) last year. Tucker's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 8 games: Score-1 (26.8ppg), 6.6rpg, 3.3apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 57.4%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 80.0%.
Tucker is quite experienced player. He has played in eight different countries on three different continents (Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Tucker has played previously professionally in Bahrain (Al Manama), Dominican Rep., France, Puerto Rico (Vaqueros), Venezuela (Trotamundos), Dominican Republic (Huracanes del Atlantico), D-League (N.Mexico T.) and NBA G League (Los Angeles D-Fenders and Reno Bighorns).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Julian Fedele agreed terms with Independiente Neuquen - by Eurobasket News

Independiente Neuquen (TFB) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old point guard Julian Fedele (180-92) from Perfora.
The previous (15-16) season Fedele played at Petrolero Argentino (TNA) where in 17 games he recorded 8.0ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.4spg.
He won Torneo Federal (Oeste) in 2017.
Fedele has played previously for three other teams: Centro Espanol Plottier, Progreso and Penarol.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Independiente Neuquen signs Alejandro Quigley - by Eurobasket News

Independiente Neuquen (TFB) signed 24-year old center Alejandro Quigley (195-93) from Union Goya.
Quigley has played previously for two other teams: 9 de Julio and Atletico rio Tercero.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Estudiantes Concordia inks Anthony Smith, ex Orchies - by Eurobasket News

Estudiantes Concordia (LigaA) signed 31-year old American swingman Anthony Smith (195-86, college: Liberty, agency: Interperformances). He played most recently at BC Orchies in French NM1 league. Smith managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 20 NM1 games he had 14.1ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.0apg in 2015-16 season. He also played that season for Slask in Polish TBL where in 9 games he recorded 9.1ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.8apg. Smith also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 10.2ppg, 4.2rpg and 2.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Big South Conference Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2008 and 2009).
Smith has played also professionally in Germany (Giessen 46ers and Eisbaeren Bremerhaven) and Spain (Cornella).
He attended Liberty University until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.
Smith could be described: Anthony Smith is an explosive scorer with great quickness and leaping ability, NBA body and athleticism. He is a phenomenal athlete with great range from the shooting guard position. Anthony has the strength and athleticism to take advantage of smaller guards. Also, because of his strength, Anthony can play the 3 spot at times. His quickness and ball handling skills give him the ability to take almost any defender to the rim. His 3 point range is phenomenal. Anthony can hit three pointers from downtown Indianapolis as he did when he worked out for the Indiana Pacers that led him to directly being selected to their Summer League Team. He possesses great NBA range to be a great NBA three-point shooter. Anthony has great ball handling skills and when he is leading the team up the court on a fast break, he has the quick explosion needed to take the ball all the way, or he can stop on a dime and nail the mid-range J. Also, Anthony is also a good free throw shooter and knows how to get to the free throw line. An excellent run and jump style player. Along with his offensive skills, he is also a great defender who is very long and very good vertically on the floor as well in defensive postion. Anthony plays good on the ball defense and has shown that he can force his opponent into committing turnovers. Anthony is a complete player who knows how to win and creates major match-up problems for the opposition. His Strength and athleticism make him a very effective rebounder from the perimeter as he demonstrated in College and in the Orlando Summer League.

Estudiantes Concordia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mateo Bolivar
Sebastian Orresta

Forward:
Anthony Smith

Centers:
David Doblas
Emilio Dominguez

Coach: Lucas Victoriano

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Temperley signs Ignacio Davico - by Eurobasket News

Club Atletico Temperley (TNA) signed 25-year old point guard Ignacio Davico (188-92) from Tomas de Rocamora. In 33 TNA games he had 11.6ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.0apg and 1.1spg last season.
Davico has played previously for four other teams: Lanus, Union de Sunchales, Velez Sarsfield and Parque Sur.

Club Atletico Temperley roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ignacio Davico
Federico Dayer

Forward:
Leopoldo Ibanez_Paz

Center:
Sebastian Chaine

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Aaron Harrison (ex Ciclista) agreed terms with Bascharage - by Eurobasket News

BBC Bascharage Hedgehogs (Total League) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American swingman Aaron Harrison (198-95kg-93, college: Lynn). He played most recently at Ciclista in Argentinian TNA league. In 33 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.0ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.3apg and 1.7spg last season. Harrison helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Arantia where in 13 Total League games he averaged remarkable 25.2ppg, 10.3rpg, 3.8apg and 3.0spg (leader !!!). Harrison contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league.
He received All-SSC 1st Team award in 2015 at his college time.
Harrison graduated from Lynn University in 2015 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA Awards 2017 - by Eurobasket Center

Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA 1st Team 2017
Franco Balbi
Balbi
Dar Tucker
Tucker
Gabriel Deck
Deck
Marcos Mata
Mata
Javier Justiz
Justiz

Finals MVP: Gabriel Deck (199-F-95) of San Lorenzo
Player of the Year: Dar Tucker (193-SG-88) of Estudiantes
Guard of the Year: Dar Tucker (193-SG-88) of Estudiantes
Forward of the Year: Gabriel Deck (199-F-95) of San Lorenzo
Center of the Year: Javier Justiz (205-C-92) of Estudiantes C.
Domestic Player of the Year: Gabriel Deck (199-F-95) of San Lorenzo
Import Player of the Year: Dar Tucker (193-SG-88) of Estudiantes
Most Improved Player of the Year: Eric Flor (186-G-93) of Quilmes MP
Newcomer of the Year: Mateo Chiarini (188-G/F-98) of Atenas
Sixth Man of the Year: Jose Vildoza (190-PG-96) of Trotamundos
Defensive Player of the Year: Justin Williams (206-F/C-84) of Olimpico LB
Coach of the Year: Julio Cesar Lamas of San Lorenzo

1st Team
PG: Franco Balbi (185-PG-89) of Ferrocarril
SG: Dar Tucker (193-SG-88) of Estudiantes
F: Gabriel Deck (199-F-95) of San Lorenzo
SF: Marcos Mata (201-SF-86) of San Lorenzo
C: Javier Justiz (205-C-92) of Estudiantes C.

2nd Team
G: Lucio Redivo (183-G-94) of RETAbet BB
G: Donald Sims (185-G-87) of Regatas C.
G: Luca Vildoza (190-G-95) of Quilmes MP
PF: Leonardo Mainoldi (203-PF-85) of San Martin C.
C: Anthony Laveal Johnson (203-C-88) of Weber Bahia

Honorable Mention
Paolo Quinteros (188-SG-79) of Regatas C.
Justin Williams (206-F/C-84) of Olimpico LB
Rodney Green (196-G/F-88) of Olimpico LB
Jose Vildoza (190-PG-96) of Trotamundos
Nicolas Romano (200-F-87) of Atenas
Nicolas Aguirre (188-PG-88) of San Lorenzo
Jonathan Maldonado (188-G-90) of Ferrocarril
Jose Ignacio Alessio (203-C-87) of Ferrocarril
Chaz Crawford (207-F/C-84) of La Union
Eric Flor (186-G-93) of Quilmes MP
Novar Gadson (201-G-89) of Boca Jrs
Dennis Horner (205-F-88) of Quimsa
Fotios Lampropoulos (206-PF-83) of Boca Jrs

All-Domestic Players Team
PG: Franco Balbi (185-PG-89) of Ferrocarril
G: Luca Vildoza (190-G-95) of Quilmes MP
F: Gabriel Deck (199-F-95) of San Lorenzo
SF: Marcos Mata (201-SF-86) of San Lorenzo
C: Javier Justiz (205-C-92) of Estudiantes C.

All-Imports Team
G: Donald Sims (185-G-87) of Regatas C.
SG: Dar Tucker (193-SG-88) of Estudiantes
G/F: Rodney Green (196-G/F-88) of Olimpico LB
F/C: Justin Williams (206-F/C-84) of Olimpico LB
C: Anthony Laveal Johnson (203-C-88) of Weber Bahia



Capuchinos land Fernando Malara - by Eurobasket News

Capuchinos de Concordia (TFB) tabbed experienced 37-year old small forward Fernando Malara (194-80, agency: Interperformances). He has played for the last two years at Estudiantes Concordia in the LigaA. LigaA was a little too high level for him, where in 37 games he averaged just 1.2ppg last season. TFB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Malara's team was regular season runner-up in Argentinian LigaA North Group in 2015.
He was a member of Argentinian U21 National Team between 2000 and 2001.
Malara has played previously professionally also in Mexico (Loros Colima) and Argentina (Atenas, Penarol, Boca Juniors, C.Entrerriano and Estudiantes Olavarria).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Capuchinos.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Estudiantes Concordia lands David Doblas - by Eurobasket News

Estudiantes Concordia (LigaA) tabbed experienced 36-year old Spaniard center David Doblas (206-120kg-81). He played most recently at Doxa Lefkadas in Greek A1 league. In 23 games he averaged 6.8ppg and 3.6rpg last season. Doblas also played that season for Araberri in Spanish LEB Gold where in only one game he had 8 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal.
Among other achievements he won Spanish LEB Gold Play-Off championship title in 2008. Doblas received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
He has played previously professionally in Italy and Spain (CB Granada, Menorca, Algeciras, Rosalia and Gipuzkoa).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Estudiantes Concordia.
Let's have closer look into Doblas' outlook: A strong inside player with great athletic skills and winning mentality. Plays hard every day, has a good attitude, can become the leader of every team he plays with.

Estudiantes Concordia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mateo Bolivar
Sebastian Orresta

Centers:
David Doblas
Emilio Dominguez

Coach: Lucas Victoriano

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  AUSTRALIA  


Balletti Park Hotel Viterbo adds Ocwieja to their roster, ex Sunshine CR - by Eurobasket News

Balletti Park Hotel Viterbo (Serie C Gold) added to their roster 24-year old Australian center Jack Ocwieja (211-93, college: Grambling State). He played last summer at Sunshine Coast Rip in Australian QBL. In 13 games he had 4.2ppg and 3.2rpg in 2016 season.
Ocwieja has played also professionally for other Australian teams like Tigers and McKinnon Cougars.
He attended Grambling State until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @elevationba)

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  BALTIC LEAGUE  


VEF Riga inks Antwan Scott, ex Aris - by Eurobasket News

VEF Riga (LBL) agreed terms with 25-year old American guard Antwan Scott (188-81kg-92, college: Colorado State, agency: Elevate Agency). He played last season at Aris in Greek A1 league. Scott managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 7 A1 games he had 4.0ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.6apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Scott also played that season for KTP Basket in Finnish Korisliiga where in 14 games he recorded very impressive stats: 22.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.9apg and 1.6spg. The other team he played that season for was New Heroes Basketball Den Bosch in Dutch Eredivisie. In 11 games he averaged remarkable 20.6ppg, 4.5rpg, 5.5apg and 2.3spg.
Scott has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He was voted NABC All-District 17 2nd Team in 2016 at his college time.
Scott graduated from Colorado State in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BARBADOS  


Pinelands force Game 5 - by Eurobasket News

THIS ONE'S going five! Nothing new for a Lakers-Pinelands finals. Orange 3 Pinelands are only a win away from retaining the crown, having forced a decisive Game 5 tomorrow by pulling out Monday's 73-71 thriller over Lumber Company Lakers in the Co-operators General Insurance Premier League basketball finals at the Barbados Community College. It's the second time in four years that the two rivals will be going the distance in a championship series after the Pine came from down 0-2 to stun Lakers in the 2014 finals. A comeback didn't look likely this time though, as the champs seemed all but buried just two nights earlier while giving 44 points to Keefe Birkett in a 22-point Game 3 drubbing.
Courtesy of: nationnews.com



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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


Banvit inks Adonis Thomas, ex Scandone AV - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (BSL) agreed terms with 24-year old American forward Adonis Thomas (198-105kg-93, college: Memphis). He played last season at Scandone Avellino in Italian Serie A. In 38 games he had 11.3ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.3apg. Thomas helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. Thomas also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 12.8ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.4apg.
The previous (15-16) season he was tested by the Pistons in NBA.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Thomas' college team won C-USA Tournament for two years in a row (2012 and 2013).
He represented USA at the World Championships U17 in Hamburg (Germany) seven years ago. Thomas' team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: 8.5ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.1apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 40.7%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 60.0%.
Thomas has played also professionally in NBA (Orlando Magic, Phi.76ers and Indiana Pacers), D-League (Springfield A.) and NBA G League (Grand Rapids Drive).
He attended University of Memphis until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Banvit Basketbol Kulubu roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Can Altintig
Tony Taylor
Jake Odum

Forwards:
Damian Kulig
Angelo Caloiaro
Adonis Thomas

Center:
Gasper Vidmar

Coach: Saso Filipovski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Samet Geyik signs at Besiktas - by Eurobasket News

Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul (BSL) landed 24-year old international forward Samet Geyik (206-98kg-93) from Anadolu Efes. In 14 BSL games he averaged just 2.1ppg and 1.6rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Geyik spent at Pinar Karsiyaka where in 15 BSL games he had 3.9ppg and 2.3rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. Geyik also spent pre-season at Darussafaka that year.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com Turkish League All-Newcomers Team award back in 2012.
Geyik has been also a member of Turkish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Turkish senior team since 2014 and previously for U18 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Geyik also represented Turkey at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 9.7ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 62.0%, 3PT: 27.8%, FT: 62.5%.
Geyik has played previously for two other teams: Tofas and Bornova.

Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Muratcan Guler
Erkan Veyseloglu
D.J. Strawberry
Can Mutaf
Earl Clark
Sertac Sanli
Jon Diebler
Kyle Weems
Kenan Sipahi
Samet Geyik
Ryan Boatright
Enes Taskiran
Omer Al
Bekir Sabri Karli

Coach: Ufuk Sarica

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Besiktas sign Can Mutaf - by Eurobasket News

Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul (BSL) signed 26-year old international guard Can Mutaf (190-91). He played last season at Anadolu Efes in Turkish BSL league. Mutaf managed to play in three leagues last year. In 20 BSL games he had 5.1ppg and 1.1rpg. He helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Mutaf also played 11 games in Euroleague where he recorded just 1.9ppg and 1.0rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. The other team Mutaf played that season for was Banvit. In 11 BSL games he averaged 8.7ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.6apg. He also played 10 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 9.6ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.0apg and 1.2spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Mutaf was voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TB2L Most Improved Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TB2L Newcomer of the Year back in 2010.
He has been also a member of Turkish international program for some years. Mutaf has regularly played for Turkish senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
He also represented Turkey at the Mediterranean Games in Mersin (Turkey) four years ago.
Mutaf has played previously for four other teams: Pinar Karsiyaka, Trabzonspor, Fenerbahce and Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi.

Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Muratcan Guler
Erkan Veyseloglu
D.J. Strawberry
Can Mutaf
Earl Clark
Sertac Sanli
Jon Diebler
Kyle Weems
Kenan Sipahi
Ryan Boatright
Enes Taskiran
Omer Al
Bekir Sabri Karli

Coach: Ufuk Sarica

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELGIUM  


Rosa Radom adds Punter to their roster, ex Antwerp - by Eurobasket News

Rosa Radom (PLK) added to their roster 24-year old American guard Kevin Punter (188-82kg-93, college: Tennessee). He played last season at Port of Antwerp Giants in Belgian Euromillions League. In 16 games he recorded 11.5ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.6apg and 1.9spg (in top 2). Punter helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played that season for GS Lavrio in Greek A1 where in 21 games he averaged 12.5ppg and 2.4rpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Honorable Mention.
Punter 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 he won NJCAA D1 Region XVI championship title in 2014. Punter was also voted NJCAA D1 All-America 1st Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Punter graduated from University of Tennessee in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

Rosa Radom roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Daniel Szymkiewicz
Marcin Piechowicz
Filip Zegzula
Kevin Punter

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

Center:
Igor Zaytsev

Coach: Wojciech Kaminski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BOSNIA  


Fuenlabrada adds Sulejmanovic to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Montakit Fuenlabrada (Liga Endesa) added to their roster 22-year old Finn power forward Emir Sulejmanovic (204-100kg-95). He is a dual citizen owning also Bosnia and Herzegovina passport. Sulejmanovic played last season at Cibona in Croatian A1 league, but left the team in Apr.'17. He managed to play in four leagues last year (!!!). In 20 A1 games he recorded 5.7ppg and 4.2rpg. Sulejmanovic also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 7.0ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.0apg. His team made it to the quarterfinals. Sulejmanovic also played 21 games in ABA League where he had 7.2ppg and 4.0rpg. And finally he contributed to 13 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 7.7ppg and 5.3rpg.
His team made it to the Croatian Cup (Kresimir Cosic Cup) Semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Sulejmanovic played at Barca II (LEB Gold). In 25 games he got 12.5ppg, 8.6rpg (#2 in the league) and 1.0apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team.
Sulejmanovic was also a member of Finnish international program for some years. He played for Finnish Senior National Team in 2013 and previously for U16 National Team back in 2011.
Sulejmanovic represented Finland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 0pts.
Sulejmanovic has played also professionally in Italy (Betaland Cdo), Slovenia (Un.Olimpija and Union Olimpija Ljubljana II) and Finland (Ura Basket).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Spars Sarajevo lands Sandi Grubelic, ex LTH Castings - by Eurobasket News

OKK Spars Sarajevo (Division I) tabbed 21-year old Slovenian point guard Sandi Grubelic (190-96, agency: XL Basketball Agency). He played most recently at LTH Castings in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 28 games he averaged 6.9ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.2apg and 1.0spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Grubelic played at GA Grosuplje (2SKL) in Slovenian league where in 21 games he had 13.5ppg, 3.3rpg and 3.1apg. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian 2SKL Newcomer of the Year and selected to All-Newcomers Team.
He represented Slovenia at the European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) last year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 5.7ppg, 1.7rpg, FGP: 45.5%, 3PT: 39.1%, FT: 75.0%.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CANADA  


Forca Lleida tabs Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson - by Eurobasket News

Actel Forca Lleida (LEB Gold) inked 26-year old Canadian-Jamaican point guard Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson (178-91, college: Calgary). He has played for the last two years at Galitos-Barreiro in Portuguese LPB league. In 29 games he was third best scorer with impressive 18.9ppg and recorded 3.8rpg, 4.8apg (top 5) and 1.1spg last season. Ogungbemi-Jackson helped them to make it to the Portuguese Hugo dos Santos Cup Semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Guard of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team.
He won CanWest Prairie Division championship title in 2010.
Ogungbemi-Jackson represented Canada at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 5.9ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.7apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 27.8%, 3PT: 34.8%, FT: 87.5%.
Ogungbemi-Jackson graduated from University of Calgary in 2015 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

Actel Forca Lleida roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Juan Sutina
Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson
Marc Rubin_De_Celis

Forwards:
Miguel Feliu
Kregor Hermet

Centers:
Papa Mbaye
Mike Karena

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @CompeticionFEB)

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Brady Heslip joins Trabzonspor - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol (BSL) agreed terms with 27-year old Canadian shooting guard Brady Heslip (191-82kg-90, college: Baylor). He played last season at Raptors 905 Missisauga (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 55 games he had very impressive stats: 15.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.8apg. Heslip also spent pre-season at the Raptors in NBA that year.
Three years ago he was drafted by Reno Bighorns (D-League) in first round (11th overall).
Heslip attended Baylor University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
He represented Canada at the FIBA Americas in Mexico two years ago. Heslip's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 10 games: 10.7ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 40.9%, 3PT: 42.2%, FT: 66.7%.
Heslip is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bosnia (Igokea), Italy (MIA-RO Cantu), NBA (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Canada (BSN).
On Heslip: A very good outside shooter, who can play a tough defense and make good passes. Has'n t the size to play the 2 position at pro level, needs to improve his quarterbacking skills.

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sarunas Vasiliauskas
Brady Heslip
Osiris Eldridge

Forwards:
Osman Sirin
Deniz Kilicli

Coach: Zare Markovski

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Khimki adds Thomas to their roster, ex Jilin NE T. - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) added to their roster 29-year old American forward Malcolm Thomas (206-102kg-88, college: San Diego State, agency: GFSG). He played last season at Jilin Northeast Tigers in Chinese CBA league. In 37 games he recorded very impressive stats: 20.0ppg, 16.4rpg, 3.9apg, 1.5spg and 1.6bpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Honorable Mention.
The previous (2016) summer Thomas was tested by Meralco Bolts (PBA) in Filipino league.
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 Thomas was voted USBasket.com All-D-League Forward of the Year back in 2012.
He is quite experienced player. Thanks to Thomas' pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America) in five different countries. Thomas has played previously professionally in Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Korea, Puerto Rico (Piratas), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz and Phi.76ers) and NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors and Los Angeles D-Fenders).
He attended San Diego State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Sergey Monya
Malcolm Thomas
Tyler Honeycutt
Andrey Zubkov
Anthony Gill

Center:
Dmitry Sokolov

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

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Long Lions add Hansbrough to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Guangzhou Long-Lions (CBA) added to their roster 32-year old American forward Tyler Hansbrough (206-113kg-85, college: N.Carolina). He played last season at Fort Wayne Mad Ants (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 16 games he recorded very impressive stats: 19.0ppg, 12.8rpg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season Hansbrough played at the Hornets in NBA where in 46 games he averaged just 2.3ppg and 1.9rpg.
In 2009 he was drafted by Indiana Pacers (NBA) in first round (13th overall). Hansbrough attended University of North Carolina and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted USBasket.com All-NCAA D1 1st Team and Orlando Pro Summer League 1st Team back in 2009 at his college time.
Hansbrough has played also professionally in NBA (Toronto Raptors).
The scouts decsribe him following way: (by Stevan Petrovic for NBADraft.net in 2009)
A hustle player who loves to hit the glass as hard as possible on both ends of the floor ... Has great hands that he uses well around the basket ... Makes great decisions in the post; likes turning to his left shoulder and using a right handed baby-hook -or a mini hook while creating contact with his left ... Hansbrough creates space well in the low post and tries to position himself as close as possible to the basket. Struggles defending taller and more athletic players even at the college level ... Not athletic enough to overcome his size disadvantage to be a standout at the next level ... Needs to develop face-up game
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Brave Dragons sign Ty Lawson - by Eurobasket News

Shanxi Brave Dragons (CBA) signed 30-year old American point guard Ty Lawson (180-88kg-87, college: N.Carolina). He played last season at Sacramento Kings in the NBA. In 69 games he had 9.9ppg, 2.6rpg, 4.9apg and 1.1spg.
Lawson ended the previous (2015-16) season at the Pacers in NBA where in 20 games he recorded 4.0ppg, 1.9rpg and 3.4apg. But the most of that year he spent at the Rockets in NBA. In 53 games he averaged 5.8ppg, 1.7rpg and 3.4apg.
In 2009 Lawson was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in first round (18th overall). He attended University of North Carolina and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Lawson won NBA Northwest Division championship title in 2010. He was also voted ACC Player of the Year, USBasket.com All-NCAA D1 2nd Team and CBSSports.com NCAA All-America 1st Team back in 2009 at his college time.
Lawson has played previously professionally in Lithuania (Zalgiris) and NBA (Denver Nuggets).
He could be described: A tiny PG with great personality. He doesn' t fear anyone on the court, has leadership, scoring skills and great court vision. Showed flashes of true starship in his first season as a pro, even because no one was expecting this kind of effectiveness from him. Also, has quick hands and can be a very good defender, even on taller opponents.

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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Brandon GIVENS
  Piratas
  (198-G-87)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Givens, Piratas24.3 
 2. Crawford, Aguilas22.5 
 3. Ortiz, Fast Break22.4 
 4. Smith, Sabios21.0 
 5. Coombs, Sabios19.0 
 6. Roberson, Condores18.7 
 7. Carraway, Cimar.16.6 
 8. McCoy, Condores16.5 
 9. Torres, Condores15.8 
 10. Almanza, Condores15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 John HERNANDEZ
  Cimar.
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Hernandez, Cimar.10.8 
 2. Romero, Piratas10.3 
 3. Almanza, Condores10.2 
 4. Sandidge, Aguilas9.9 
 5. Perez, Academia9.8 
 6. Romero, Piratas8.5 
 7. Quinones, Academia8.3 
 8. Julio, Fast Break7.8 
 9. Coombs, Sabios7.2 
 10. Asprilla, Caciques7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Tyler MURRAY
  Academia
  (195-PG-90)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Murray, Academia5.9 
 2. McCoy, Condores5.5 
 3. Smith, Sabios5.0 
 4. Velandia, Aguilas5.0 
 5. Medina, Piratas5.0 
 6. Wormely, Caciques4.8 
 7. Granados, Academia4.8 
 8. Moreno, Cimarrones4.7 
 9. Coombs, Sabios4.4 
 10. Caicedo, Cimar.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Antonio BIVINS
  Aguilas
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Bivins, Aguilas2.7 
 2. Diaz, Condores2.3 
 3. Moreno, Cimarrones1.9 
 4. Ortiz, Fast Break1.8 
 5. Renteria, Cimar.1.7 
 6. McCoy, Condores1.7 
 7. Carraway, Cimar.1.6 
 8. Crawford, Aguilas1.5 
 9. Velandia, Aguilas1.4 
 10. Murray, Academia1.4 
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. Hinestroza-J., Fast B.1.0 
 7. Hernandez, Cimar.0.9 
 8. Givens, Piratas0.9 
 9. Romero, Piratas0.8 
 10. Velez, Sabios0.7 


PBD Round 26: Fast Break beats Piratas by two after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in Liga DirecTV.

Sixth-ranked Piratas (9-17) used its home court advantage to challenge first ranked Fast Break (23-1) in Bogota on Wednesday. The visitors managed to secure only two-point victory 92-90. However their fans expected much easier game. The former international guard Stalin Ortiz (190-81, college: Valparaiso) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. American guard Dermaine Crockrell (185-89, college: Bemidji St.) contributed with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Fast Break's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American guard Brandon Givens (198-87, college: NC-Wesleyan) replied with 30 points and 9 rebounds (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) for Piratas. Fast Break have an impressive 23-game winning streak. Newly promoted Fast Break maintains first position with 23-1 record. Piratas lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 17 games lost. They share the position with Sabios. Fast Break are looking forward to face Cimarrones (#3) in Quibdo-Choco in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Piratas will play at home against Condores and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Cimarrones (15-7) which hosted in Quibdo-Choco one of their biggest challengers Condores (12-14). Third ranked Cimarrones managed to get a 8-point victory 85-77. American swingman Amir Carraway (198-91, college: Chico St.) scored 37 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Jose Rodriguez chipped in 22 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. American point guard Ryan McCoy (183-87, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Haylett Sports) responded with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Cimarrones have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 15-7 record having ten points less than leader Fast Break. Condores at the other side keep the fourth place with 14 games lost. Cimarrones will play against league's leader Fast Break in Bogota in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Condores will play on the road against Piratas in Bogota and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Manizales supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked Academia (17-9) played at the court of 7th ranked Sabios (9-17). Academia smashed Sabios 100-78 on Wednesday. Tyler Murray notched a triple-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 13 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the effort. Even 18 points and 5 assists by Santiago Betancur did not help to save the game for Sabios. Sabios' coach Ruddy Martinez gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Academia have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position with 17-9 record having four points less than leader Fast Break. Sabios lost sixth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with 17 games lost. They share the position with Piratas. Academia will meet Caciques (#5) in the next round. Sabios will play against Patriotas in Boyaca and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 26 bottom-ranked Aguilas were beaten by Caciques on the road 79-67.

Cimarrones - Condores 85-77

An interesting game for Cimarrones (15-7) which hosted in Quibdo-Choco one of their biggest challengers Condores (12-14). Third ranked Cimarrones managed to get a 8-point victory 85-77. Cimarrones forced 19 Condores turnovers and outrebounded them 42-29 including 27 on the defensive glass. American swingman Amir Carraway (198-91, college: Chico St.) scored 37 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Venezuelan Jose Rodriguez (197-94) chipped in 22 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. American point guard Ryan McCoy (183-87, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Haylett Sports) responded with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists and his fellow American import forward Lamar Roberson (203-86, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Interlace Hoops) scored 19 points. Four Condores players scored in double figures. Cimarrones have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 15-7 record having ten points less than leader Fast Break. Condores at the other side keep the fourth place with 14 games lost. Cimarrones will play against league's leader Fast Break in Bogota in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Condores will play on the road against Piratas in Bogota and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cimarrones: A.Carraway 37+7reb+1ast, J.Rodriguez 22+10reb+3ast, J.Hernandez 9+11reb+2ast, E.Renteria 8+3reb+5ast, L.Cardona 3+3reb+1ast, S.Mosquera 2+2reb+3ast
Condores: L.Roberson 19+4reb+1ast, E.Torres 17+2reb+2ast, R.McCoy 16+6reb+9ast, S.Morgan 14+6reb+1ast, L.Almanza 9+5reb, H.Diaz 2+3reb+3ast
gschID: 547290


Sabios - Academia 78-100

The game in Manizales supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked Academia (17-9) played at the court of 7th ranked Sabios (9-17). Academia smashed Sabios 100-78 on Wednesday. Academia looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Canadian point guard Tyler Murray (195-90, college: Wagner) notched a triple-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 13 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the effort and the former international point guard Simon Granados (182-93) supported him with 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Academia players scored in double figures. Even 18 points and 5 assists by Santiago Betancur did not help to save the game for Sabios. Naturalized American guard Ricardo Rivera (190-91, college: Voorhees) added 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the hosts. Sabios' coach Ruddy Martinez gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Academia have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position with 17-9 record having four points less than leader Fast Break. Sabios lost sixth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with 17 games lost. They share the position with Piratas. Academia will meet Caciques (#5) in the next round. Sabios will play against Patriotas in Boyaca and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Academia: T.Murray 33+13reb+10ast, S.Granados 23+6reb+4ast, M.Montano 15+9reb+3ast, J.Fajardo 11+3reb+5ast, B.Aguaslimpias 10+13reb+1ast, J.Ramirez 6+1reb+2ast
Sabios: S.Betancur 18+4reb+5ast, S.Coombs 16+3reb+3ast, R.Rivera 11+9reb+4ast, D.Castro 9+3reb, D.Lopez 9+3reb+1ast, J.Velez 7+4reb
gschID: 547287


Piratas - Fast Break 90-92

Sixth-ranked Piratas (9-17) used its home court advantage to challenge first ranked Fast Break (23-1) in Bogota on Wednesday. The visitors managed to secure only two-point victory 92-90. However their fans expected much easier game. The former international guard Stalin Ortiz (190-81, college: Valparaiso) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. American guard Dermaine Crockrell (185-89, college: Bemidji St.) contributed with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Crockrell is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Fast Break's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American guard Brandon Givens (198-87, college: NC-Wesleyan) replied with 30 points and 9 rebounds (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) and Venezuelan swingman Jesus Medina (188-94) added 21 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists in the effort for Piratas. Five Fast Break and four Piratas players scored in double figures. Fast Break have an impressive 23-game winning streak. Newly promoted Fast Break maintains first position with 23-1 record. Piratas lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 17 games lost. They share the position with Sabios. Fast Break are looking forward to face Cimarrones (#3) in Quibdo-Choco in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Piratas will play at home against Condores and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Fast Break: S.Ortiz 24+7reb+5ast, D.Crockrell 18+5reb+5ast, M.Sneed 11+6reb+4ast, H.Uhegwu 11+4reb+1ast, L.Salazar 10+4reb+2ast, M.Hinestroza Javes 10+9reb+2ast
Piratas: B.Givens 30+9reb+1ast, J.Medina 21+7reb+8ast, J.Mendoza 19+7reb, D.Hernandez 10+3reb+2ast, N.Lozano 4+4reb, E.Romero 4+10reb+3ast
gschID: 547289


Caciques - Aguilas 79-67

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Caciques (10-14) beat bottom-ranked Patriotas (5-21) in Valleduparnga 79-67 on Wednesday. Naturalized Venezuelan point guard Fernando Lucena (185-86) notched 25 points and 5 rebounds to lead the effort and American guard Brandon Provost (190-90, college: UTRGV) supported him with 19 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Caciques' coach Bernardo Gonzalez used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even a double-double of 22 points and 15 rebounds by American forward Frisco Sandidge (198-87, college: Delaware St.) did not help to save the game for Patriotas. Jairo Pardo (-95) added 11 points and 8 rebounds for the guests. Caciques maintains fifth position with 10-14 record. Patriotas lost eighth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 21 lost games. Caciques will meet at home league's second-placed Academia in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Patriotas will play against Sabios (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Caciques: F.Lucena 25+5reb, B.Provost 19+3reb+2ast, M.Bermudez 8+2reb+4ast, N.Galvis 7+1reb+6ast, H.Wormely 7+2reb+2ast, M.Parra 6+4reb
Aguilas: F.Sandidge 22+15reb+1ast, O.Fonseca 18+2reb, J.Pardo 11+8reb+1ast, C.Balaguera 8+4reb+4ast, J.Velandia 5+5reb+6ast, D.Garcia 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 547288





Eleutherio Renteria claims Colombian Liga DirecTV weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced Former international Swingman Eleutherio Renteria (194-G/F-81) had a very impressive game in the last round for Cimarrones and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 25.
The 36-year old swingman had the game-high 26 points adding four rebounds and four assists for Cimarrones in his team's victory, helping them to beat Condores (#4, 12-14) 109-102. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Cimarrones maintains the 3rd position in Colombian Liga DirecTV. 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 15-7 record. In the team's last game Renteria had a remarkable 57.1% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He has many years of experience at Cimarrones, through which he has constantly improved. Eleutherio Renteria averages this season 10.1ppg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was another Cimarrones' star - 36-year old former international guard Edgar Moreno (190-G-81). Moreno impressed basketball fans with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. Of course Cimarrones cruised to a 109-102 relatively comfortable win over slightly lower-ranked Condores (#4, 12-14). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Cimarrones consolidated its place in top 3 of the standings. His team's 15-7 record is not bad at all. Moreno is one of the most experienced players at Cimarrones and similarly like Eleutherio Renteria has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was American Brandon Givens (198-G-87) of Piratas (#6). Givens got into 30-points club by scoring 32 points in the last round. He went also for eight rebounds . Despite Givens' great performance Piratas lost 67-81 to the higher-ranked Fast Break (#1, 23-1). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Piratas not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 17 games, recording just nine victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Givens could try to bring Piratas' a little bit higher in the standings. Givens has individually a great season in Colombia. After 17 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 24.3ppg (best scorer). Givens attended one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ashton Smith (187-G-89) of Sabios - 24 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Oscar Balbuena (195-S/G-94) of Academia - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Stalin Ortiz (190-G-81) of Fast Break - 29 points and 4 rebounds
7. Shamar Coombs (185-G-86) of Sabios - 26 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Beyckar Aguaslimpias (204-F/C-88) of Academia - 14 points, 21 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Luis Julio (201-F/C-80) of Fast Break - 17 points and 10 rebounds
10. Brandon Provost (190-G-90) of Caciques - 16 points, 6 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)



PBD Round 25: Fast Break beats Piratas in a derby game - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in Liga DirecTV is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 3 rounds.

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Bogota: Fast Break (#1) and Piratas (#5). Piratas were defeated at home 67-81 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The former international guard Stalin Ortiz (190-81, college: Valparaiso) fired 29 points for the winners. Naturalized Venezuelan power forward Luis Julio (201-80) chipped in 17 points and 10 rebounds. Fast Break's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Brandon Givens (198-87, college: NC-Wesleyan) produced 32 points and 8 rebounds for lost side. Fast Break (22-1) have an impressive series of twenty two victories in a row. Newly promoted Fast Break maintains first place. Piratas lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth position with 16 games lost. They share it with Sabios. Fast Break will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Piratas will play again at home against the league's leader Fast Break (#1) and are hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Quibdo-Choco. Third ranked Cimarrones faced 4th placed Condores. Host Cimarrones (14-7) defeated guests from Cundinamarca (12-13) 109-102. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Condores. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international guard Edgar Moreno (190-81, college: UTEP) who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. Eleutherio Renteria contributed with 26 points and 4 assists for the winners. American forward Lamar Roberson (203-86, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Interlace Hoops) answered with 31 points for Condores. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Cimarrones. They maintain third place with 14-7 record having ten points less than leader Fast Break. Condores at the other side keep the fourth position with 13 games lost. Cimarrones will again play against Condores (#4) in Cundinamarca in the next round. Condores will have a break next round.
The game in Manizales was also quite interesting. Second ranked Academia (16-9) played at the court of 6th ranked Sabios (9-16). Academia managed to secure a 9-point victory 79-70 on Tuesday. Beyckar Aguaslimpias stepped up with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 21 rebounds for the winners. At the losing side Shamar Coombs responded with 26 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. The victory was the third consecutive win for Academia. Defending champion maintains second place with 16-9 record having four points less than leader Fast Break. Sabios lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the sixth position with 16 games lost. They share it with Piratas. Academia will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Sabios will play again against the league's second-placed Academia (#2) and hope to secure a win.
The game in Boyaca supposed to be also worth to mention about. Seventh ranked Caciques (9-14) played at the court of 8th ranked Patriotas (5-20). Caciques smashed Patriotas 91-62. Brandon Provost nailed 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Caciques moved-up to fifth place. Patriotas lost their seventh game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with 20 games lost. Caciques will have a break next round. Patriotas will play again at home against Caciques (#5) and hope to win that game.

Sabios - Academia 70-79

The game in Manizales was also quite interesting. Second ranked Academia (16-9) played at the court of 6th ranked Sabios (9-16). Academia managed to secure a 9-point victory 79-70 on Tuesday. The former international power forward Beyckar Aguaslimpias (204-88) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 21 rebounds for the winners and Canadian point guard Tyler Murray (195-90, college: Wagner) chipped in 20 points and 8 rebounds. Four Academia players scored in double figures. At the losing side Canadian guard Shamar Coombs (185-86, college: Texas A&M-CC) responded with 26 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and Canadian guard Ashton Smith (187-89, college: Indiana, PA) scored 24 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. The victory was the third consecutive win for Academia. Defending champion maintains second place with 16-9 record having four points less than leader Fast Break. Sabios lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the sixth position with 16 games lost. They share it with Piratas. Academia will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Sabios will play again against the league's second-placed Academia (#2) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Sabios: S.Coombs 26+7reb+5ast, A.Smith 24+9reb+4ast, R.Rivera 8+5reb+3ast, L.Blandon 5+6reb+5ast, S.Betancur 3+3reb+1ast, M.Garces 2+6reb
Academia: O.Balbuena 21+3reb+3ast, T.Murray 20+8reb+2ast, B.Aguaslimpias 14+21reb+2ast, S.Granados 10+5reb+6ast, G.Diaz 6+4reb+5ast, M.Montano 4+6reb+2ast
gschID: 547283


Aguilas - Caciques 62-91

The game in Boyaca supposed to be also worth to mention about. Seventh ranked Caciques (9-14) played at the court of 8th ranked Patriotas (5-20). Caciques smashed Patriotas 91-62. Caciques dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Patriotas' 28. They outrebounded Patriotas 55-39 including 18 on the offensive glass. American guard Brandon Provost (190-90, college: UTRGV) nailed 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side and his fellow American import swingman Malik Story (196-90, college: Nevada, agency: Two Points) accounted for 19 points and 6 rebounds. Four Caciques players scored in double figures. American forward Frisco Sandidge (198-87, college: Delaware St.) came up with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 14 rebounds and Jairo Pardo (-95) added 17 points respectively for Patriotas in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Caciques moved-up to fifth place. Patriotas lost their seventh game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with 20 games lost. Caciques will have a break next round. Patriotas will play again at home against Caciques (#5) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Aguilas: J.Pardo 17+1reb+1ast, F.Sandidge 10+14reb+3ast, O.Fonseca 10+4reb+2ast, C.Balaguera 8+9reb+1ast, J.Velandia 6+6reb+1ast, J.Arciniegas 5+1ast
Caciques: M.Story 19+6reb+2ast, M.Bermudez 16+6reb, B.Provost 16+6reb+5ast, F.Lucena 12+4reb+2ast, N.Galvis 9+1reb+2ast, R.Perez Ayala 8+9reb+1ast
gschID: 547284


Piratas - Fast Break 67-81

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Bogota: Fast Break (#1) and Piratas (#5). Piratas were defeated at home 67-81 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The former international guard Stalin Ortiz (190-81, college: Valparaiso) fired 29 points for the winners. Naturalized Venezuelan power forward Luis Julio (201-80) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. Fast Break's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Brandon Givens (198-87, college: NC-Wesleyan) produced 32 points and 8 rebounds and the former international power forward Jairo Mendoza (203-85, college: New Orleans) added 10 points and 12 rebounds respectively for lost side. Fast Break (22-1) have an impressive series of twenty two victories in a row. Newly promoted Fast Break maintains first place. Piratas lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth position with 16 games lost. They share it with Sabios. Fast Break will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Piratas will play again at home against the league's leader Fast Break (#1) and are hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Piratas: B.Givens 32+8reb+2ast, J.Mendoza 10+12reb+2ast, J.Medina 9+7reb+3ast, D.Hernandez 7+4reb+7ast, V.Lans 6, E.Romero 3+7reb+2ast
Fast Break: S.Ortiz 29+4reb+1ast, M.Sneed 18+8reb+2ast, L.Julio 17+10reb+1ast, D.Crockrell 6+6reb+2ast, L.Salazar 4+2reb+1ast, M.Hinestroza Javes 3+5reb+2ast
gschID: 547285


Cimarrones - Condores 109-102

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Quibdo-Choco. Third ranked Cimarrones faced 4th placed Condores. Host Cimarrones (14-7) defeated guests from Cundinamarca (12-13) 109-102. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Condores. Cimarrones forced 22 Condores turnovers and outrebounded them 48-37 including 18 on the offensive glass. They shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 61.9 percentage. Cimarrones players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Condores' players. Condores were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international guard Edgar Moreno (190-81, college: UTEP) who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. The former international swingman Eleutherio Renteria (194-81) contributed with 26 points and 4 assists for the winners. American forward Lamar Roberson (203-86, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Interlace Hoops) answered with 31 points and international forward Luis Almanza (196-91) added 15 points and 18 rebounds in the effort for Condores. Five Cimarrones and four Condores players scored in double figures. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Cimarrones. They maintain third place with 14-7 record having ten points less than leader Fast Break. Condores at the other side keep the fourth position with 13 games lost. Cimarrones will again play against Condores (#4) in Cundinamarca in the next round. Condores will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Condores: L.Roberson 31+3reb+2ast, R.McCoy 23+2reb+4ast, L.Almanza 15+18reb+1ast, E.Torres 14+2reb+2ast, H.Diaz 8+8reb+2ast, S.Morgan 7+3reb+1ast
Cimarrones: E.Renteria 26+4reb+4ast, E.Moreno 19+7reb+9ast, J.Rodriguez 14+14reb+2ast, J.Hernandez 14+11reb+5ast, A.Carraway 13+3reb+4ast, L.Cardona 12+3reb+1ast
gschID: 547286





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Draper leaves Real Madrid - by Eurobasket News

33-year old Croatian international point guard Dontaye Draper (180-82kg-84, college: Charleston) left Real Madrid (Liga Endesa). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. He played there also last season. In 30 Liga Endesa games he averaged just 2.7ppg and 1.3apg. Draper helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. He played there also last season. Draper also played 29 games in Euroleague where he had only 2.8ppg, 1.0rpg and 1.4apg. He contributed to his team making it to the Euroleague Final Four.
The previous (15-16) season Draper played at Lokomotiv in Russian league. In 30 Euroleague games he recorded 6.5ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg. He also played 29 games in VTB United League where he got 7.4ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.6apg and 1.3spg. Draper contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League 1st Team award back in 2011 and 2012.
Draper also represented Croatia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 0.8ppg, 1.2rpg.
Draper is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to six different countries on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Draper has played previously professionally in Australia (Kings), Belgium (Oostende), France (Hyeres-Toulon), Italy (CZG Veroli), Turkey (Anadolu Efes) and Croatia (Cedevita).
He attended College of Charleston until 2007 and it is his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Draper's game is described as: A talented player, who can score in multiple ways. Not a great outside shooter, the same he can hit the basket from behind the arch if needed. Has a good 1-vs-1 game, can be unstoppable sometimes. Developed some more quarterbacking mentality and now he's a good PG, who can easily beat his man, force the opponents to double guard him and pass to the open teammate. Defensively, has a limited size but makes the job done thanks to explosive legs.

Real Madrid roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Fabien Causeur

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

Center:
Ognjen Kuzmic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Howard Sant-Roos (ex CEZ Nymburk) is a newcomer at Darussafaka - by Eurobasket News

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Cuban forward Howard Sant-Roos (200-81kg-91). He has played for the last two years at CEZ Nymburk in NBL league in Czech Republic. In 40 games he recorded 13.6ppg, 6.0rpg, 3.4apg and 2.1spg last season. Great year indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Czech Rep. League Import Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team. Sant-Roos also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 13.2ppg, 6.8rpg, 3.0apg and 2.5spg (in top 2). A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League Honorable Mention. Sant-Roos won Czech Republic League championship title for two years in a row (2016 and 2017) and the cup.
He has played previously professionally in Germany (Braunschweig and SG Braunschweig) and Italy (Piacenza and Tessilform Bernareggio).
The scouts decsribe him following way: He is an outstanding athlete with a very good size for a guard, 6'7" tall with 6'9" wingspan and 34" inches of vertical, has the physical tools to play 3 positions both end of the floor. He is a multidimensional player with a good mentality, team player and really unselfish. On the defensive he has great insticts, speed, agility and above the average lateral quickness, very good rebounding, very active hands and he is capable to defend all three perimeter positions. On offense he is versatile, can play all three position as well, primary ball handler potential, he is a reliable 3pt shooter and very good free throws shooter, really good pushing the ball, can move and pass the ball, also capable to play without the ball in his hands and reading spaces.

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Muhammed Baygul
Scottie Wilbekin
Kartal Ozmizrak
Will Cummings
Dogus Ozdemiroglu

Forwards:
JaJuan Johnson
Howard Sant-Roos
James Bell
Okben Ulubay

Centers:
Furkan Aldemir
Micheal Eric
Emircan Kosut

Coach: David Blatt

By Eurobasket Data Center

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BK Pardubice inks Scott Martin, ex Newcastle E. - by Surujh Roopnarine

BK JIP Pardubice (NBL) agreed terms with 28-year old American forward Scott Martin (203-99kg-88, college: Notre Dame, agency: HMS).
Martin has spent the past four seasons playing in the British BBL with Newcastle Eagles Esh Group.
Last season he appeared in 37 games and had impressive averages of 16.0ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.1apg, 1.3spg and 1.1bpg while shooting 44.2% from the field and 39.8% from three-point range.
The Notre Dame product led Newcastle to claim the BBL Cup as well as to the league finals.
For his efforts he was named to the Eurobasket.com All-British BBL 2nd Team and All-Defensive Team.

Martin graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2013 and it is his fifth season as a professional player.




Challans land Deshawn Painter, ex NH Ostrava - by Philippe Burstert

Vendee Challans Basket (NM1) tabbed 27-year old American center Deshawn Painter (205-107kg-90, college: ODU). He played most recently at NH Ostrava in NBL league in Czech Republic. In 25 games he averaged 14.1ppg, 7.1rpg (#5 in the league) and 1.3apg last season. He can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com Czech Rep. League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Painter also played that season for MMCITE Brno (also in NBL) in Czech Republic where in 6 games he had very impressive stats: 15.7ppg, 11.2rpg and 1.0spg.
Painter's team made it to the Austrian Bundesliga A Semifinals in 2014.
He has played also professionally in Poland (Trefl), Slovakia (Nova Ves) and Austria (Raiffeisen Flyers Wels).
Painter attended Old Dominion University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Vendee Challans Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ibrahim Saounera
Paul Turpin
Jordan Barham

Forwards:
Vaidotas Pridotkas
Anis Gabsi

Center:
Deshawn Painter

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stats Leaders - LIDOBA

Points Per Game
 Gerardo SUERO
  Indios SFM
  (196-G-89)
  Avg: 26.9
 1. Suero, Indios SFM26.9 
 2. Gilder, Caneros LR23.7 
 3. Woodbury, Titanes .20.7 
 4. Guzman, Soles SD20.5 
 5. Bailey, Reales LV19.5 
 6. Santana, Titanes .18.6 
 7. Glenn, Metros S.18.5 
 8. Gaines, Metros S.18.1 
 9. Miller, Leones SD17.7 
 10. Freeman, Caner.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jhonatan ARAUJO
  Leones SD
  (208-C-96)
  Avg: 10
 1. Araujo, Leones SD10.0 
 2. Williams, Titanes .9.8 
 3. Shannon, Indios S.8.9 
 4. Jones, Huracanes PP8.6 
 5. Santana, Titanes .8.2 
 6. Vargas, Metros S.7.6 
 7. Rhett, Leones SD7.6 
 8. Gilder, Caneros LR7.2 
 9. Glenn, Metros S.6.6 
 10. Evangelista, Caner.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Juan CORONADO
  Reales LV
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Coronado, Reales LV6.5 
 2. Miller, Leones SD5.3 
 3. Soliman, Caner.5.1 
 4. Suero, Indios SFM5.1 
 5. De-Leon, Metros S.5.1 
 6. Fortuna, Leones SD3.9 
 7. Glenn, Metros S.3.6 
 8. Carter, Huracane.3.6 
 9. Suero, Indios SFM3.5 
 10. Fortuna, Titanes .3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Elpidio FORTUNA
  Leones SD
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Fortuna, Leones SD2.1 
 2. Suero, Indios SFM1.9 
 3. Jones, Huracanes PP1.8 
 4. Valdez, Huracane.1.7 
 5. Beidler, Huracane.1.6 
 6. De-Leon, Metros S.1.5 
 7. Suero, Indios SFM1.5 
 8. Gilder, Caneros LR1.4 
 9. Fortuna, Titanes .1.4 
 10. Santana, Titanes .1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Aaron JONES
  Huracanes PP
  (206-F-93)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Jones, Huracanes PP1.5 
 2. Okosun, Reales LV1.3 
 3. Evangelista, Caner.1.3 
 4. Vargas, Metros S.1.2 
 5. Nunez, Metros S.1.2 
 6. Shannon, Indios S.1.1 
 7. Rhett, Leones SD0.9 
 8. Santana, Titanes .0.9 
 9. Garcia, Indios SFM0.9 
 10. Suero, Indios SFM0.8 


Leones de Santo Domingo lands Omar Reed, ex Gigantes - by Francisco Vega

Defending champion Leones de Santo Domingo (LNB) tabbed 30-year old American swingman Omar Reed (200-95kg-87, college: Bluefield, agency: Haylett Sports). He played most recently at Gigantes in Venezuelan LPB league. In 6 games he averaged 10.2ppg, 6.8rpg and 2.3apg last season.

The most of previous (2016) summer Reed spent at Indios de San Francisco where in 20 LNB games he had 13.0ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.3apg and 1.2spg in 2016 season. He also played that season for Correcaminos in Panamanian league. In three Liga Americas games he recorded 9.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 4.0apg and 1.7spg in 2016 season.

He also played earlier this year in the District Tournament of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) for Huellas del Siglo, averaging 16.6 points per game, 10.4 rebounds and 4.7 assists, including 42 percent from the three-point range.  

In 2011 (a year after he left the college) Reed was drafted by Austin Toros (D-League) in fourth round (15th overall).

He attended Bluefield College (NAIA) until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
Reed has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Among other achievements he won British EBL Division Two championship title in 2011. Reed received also Asia-Basket.com Japanese BJ League All-Imports Team award back in 2014.

He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Reed experienced life in four different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with Asian, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Reed has played previously professionally in Argentina (Atenas), Dominican Rep., NBA G League (Maine Red Claws) and Japan (Dragonflies and Yokohama B-Corsairs).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Indios de San Francisco inks Luis Bethelmy, ex Guaros - by Eurobasket News

Indios de San Francisco (LNB) agreed terms with 31-year old Venezuelan international forward Luis Bethelmy (200-86). He has played for the last two seasons at Guaros in Venezuelan LPB league. In 51 games he had 9.2ppg, 5.3rpg and 2.2apg last season. Bethelmy helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Quite impressive season as he was named to Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LPB Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played also at Guaros (also in LPB) where in 43 games he recorded 8.9ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.5apg. Bethelmy contributed to his team winning the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LNB 1st Team back in 2008, 2010 and 2013.
Bethelmy also represented Venezuela at the South American Championships in Caracas (Venezuela) last year. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 6 games: 8.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.7apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 76.5%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 90.9%.
Bethelmy is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Colombia (Guerreros), Mexico (Halcones Rojos and Jaguares), Puerto Rico and Venezuela (Guaros de Lara 2, Cocodrilos, Yaracuyanos and Guacharos).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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National League Round 1: Piratas hand first defeat to Triple E-Uda - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in National League just started.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Triple E-Uda (0-1) in Gualaceo on Tuesday night. Hosts were rolled over by Piratas (1-0) 91-57. Piratas outrebounded Triple E-Uda 37-21 including a 33-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. American forward Ashton Pitts (201-88, college: So.Poly State) fired 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Guard Carlos Malatay (180-90) chipped in 14 points. Venezuelan power forward Jean Pierre (205-91) produced 20 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Piratas is looking forward to face Barcelona (#5) in Guayaquil in the next round. Triple E-Uda will play on the road against Importadora in Ambato and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another exciting game was played in Riobamba between Iccan and Leones where Iccan (1-0) crushed Leones (0-1) on the road with 21-point difference 73-52. Worth to mention a great performance of Venezuelan guard Jesus Centeno (190-85) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 6 assists. Cesar Silva contributed with 17 points for the winners. Venezuelan center Javinger Vargas (202-90) answered with 13 points for Leones. Iccan will play against Portviejo (#4) at home in the next round. Leones will play against Juvenil to get more than just one victory in their record.
A very close game took place in Portviejo between Portviejo and Importadora. Portviejo (1-0) got a very close home victory over Importadora (0-1). Portviejo managed to escape with a 2-point win 82-80 on Tuesday evening. Adriano Barredas stepped up and scored 35 points (!!!) for the winners. At the losing side Jaime Sanmiguel responded with 24 points (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Portviejo will meet Iccan in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Importadora will play against Triple E-Uda (#8) and hope to win that game.
The game in Vinces was also worth to mention about. Barcelona (0-1) played at the court of Juvenil (1-0). Juvenil defeated Barcelona 72-60. Juvenil's next round opponent will be Leones (#7) in Riobamba which should be theoretically an easy game. Barcelona will play at home against Piratas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Triple E-Uda - Piratas 57-91

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Triple E-Uda (0-1) in Gualaceo on Tuesday night. Hosts were rolled over by Piratas (1-0) 91-57. Piratas outrebounded Triple E-Uda 37-21 including a 33-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. American forward Ashton Pitts (201-88, college: So.Poly State) fired 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Guard Carlos Malatay (180-90) chipped in 14 points. Five Piratas players scored in double figures. Venezuelan power forward Jean Pierre (205-91) produced 20 points and 5 rebounds and Hector Molina (-94) added 14 points respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Piratas is looking forward to face Barcelona (#5) in Guayaquil in the next round. Triple E-Uda will play on the road against Importadora in Ambato and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Piratas: A.Pitts 15+8reb+1ast, C.Malatay 14+3reb+2ast, J.Luis Mejia 12+5reb+2ast, C.Delgado 12+3reb+1ast, W.Clayton 11+4reb+3ast, E.Tenorio Parales 10+4reb+3ast
Triple E-Uda: J.Pierre 20+5reb+1ast, H.Molina 14+1reb, S.Tamariz 7+1reb, J.Espinoza 4+1reb, C.Ramon 4+4reb, M.Romo 4+2reb+3ast
gschID: 548201


Leones - Iccan 52-73

Another exciting game was played in Riobamba between Iccan and Leones where Iccan (1-0) crushed Leones (0-1) on the road with 21-point difference 73-52. Worth to mention a great performance of Venezuelan guard Jesus Centeno (190-85) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 6 assists. Colombian-Venezuelan swingman Cesar Silva (190-81) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Venezuelan center Javinger Vargas (202-90) answered with 13 points and Venezuelan point guard Alexander Morillo (180-92) added 12 points in the effort for Leones. Iccan will play against Portviejo (#4) at home in the next round. Leones will play against Juvenil to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Iccan: J.Centeno 22+3reb+6ast, J.Pablo Alvarez 19+1reb, C.Silva 17+2reb+2ast, C.Carcelen 7+3reb+1ast, J.Jackson 6, V.Peralvo 2+1ast
Leones: J.Vargas 13+3reb+2ast, A.Morillo 12+2reb+3ast, R.Charles 11+1reb+3ast, A.Conchambay 5+1reb+1ast, K.Sovine 5+1ast, J.Ante 4
gschID: 548204


Portviejo - Importadora 82-80

A very close game took place in Portviejo between Portviejo and Importadora. Portviejo (1-0) got a very close home victory over Importadora (0-1). Portviejo managed to escape with a 2-point win 82-80 on Tuesday evening. Portviejo well out of reach of Importadora shooting 82.1 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for Portviejo especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 100.0 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Adriano Barredas (-92) stepped up and scored 35 points (!!!) for the winners and international guard Jonathan Arboleda (190-95) chipped in 20 points and 6 assists (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!). At the losing side Jaime Sanmiguel (-84) responded with 24 points (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and American forward Tavares Sledge (203-92, college: USC Aiken, agency: Interperformances) scored 11 points and 7 assists. Five Importadora players scored in double figures. Portviejo will meet Iccan in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Importadora will play against Triple E-Uda (#8) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Portviejo: A.Barredas 35+3ast, J.Arboleda 20+1reb+6ast, A.Ponce 19+6ast, R.Roldan 3+3ast, K.Abakah 2, E.Parker 2+3ast
Importadora: J.Sanmiguel 24+3ast, N.Mina 15+2ast, J.Romero 15, J.Blocker 13, T.Sledge 11+1reb+7ast, J.Castillo 2+3ast
gschID: 548202


Juvenil - Barcelona 72-60

The game in Vinces was also worth to mention about. Barcelona (0-1) played at the court of Juvenil (1-0). Juvenil defeated Barcelona 72-60. Juvenil's next round opponent will be Leones (#7) in Riobamba which should be theoretically an easy game. Barcelona will play at home against Piratas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 548203





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  EGYPT  


Stankovic Cup: Germany beat Egypt in the opener - by Eurobasket News

Germany beat Egypt 83-69 in the opener of the Stankovic Cup. The European team took a 23-13 lead and led 9 points at the halftime. Moreover they finished the game with a massive 27-15 surge to seal the victory.
Johannes Richter (205-PF-93) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Andreas Obst (191-SG-96, agency: BeoBasket) netted 13. Maximilian Ugrai (201-SF-95) followed them with 8 points in the winning effort. Ahmed Elmaragi replied with 15 points in a loss whilst Motaz Okasha (186-PG-90) and Moustafa Almekawy (204-F/C-94) scored 10 each.



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  ESTONIA  


Montegrano lands Arnold Mitt - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer Poderosa Basket Montegranaro tabbed 19-year old Estonian center Arnold Mitt (206-98). He has played for the last three years at the junior team of Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia in the Serie A. Serie A was a little too high level for him, where in only one Eurocup game he did not score anything. Serie A2 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Mitt represented Estonia at the European Championships U18 Division B in Oberwart (Austria) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 3.6ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.0bpg.
Mitt has played also professionally in Estonia (Erkmaa).

Poderosa Basket Montegranaro roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Eugenio Rivali
Ousmane Gueye
LaMarshall Corbett
Luca Campogrande

Forwards:
Marshawn Powell
Dario Zucca

Center:
Arnold Mitt

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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  EUROCUP  


Vladimir Jankovic (ex Aris) is a newcomer at Andorra - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

MoraBanc Andorra (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old Greek ex-international forward Vladimir Jankovic (202-90). He is a dual citizen owning also Serbian passport. Jankovic played last season at Aris in Greek A1 league. He managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 28 A1 games he recorded 9.3ppg, 4.5rpg and 2.6apg. Jankovic helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Jankovic also played 12 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 10.4ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3spg. The other team he played shortly was Valencia Basket. But in two Liga Endesa games he had just 1.0ppg and 1.5rpg. Jankovic also played 2 games in Eurocup where he got 7.0ppg, 1.0rpg and 1.0apg.
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 Jankovic won Greek League championship title in 2014. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Most Improved Player of the Year back in 2013.
Jankovic was also a member of Greek international program for some years. He played for Greek Senior National Team between 2013 and 2014 and previously for U19 National Team in 2009.
Jankovic represented Greece at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 9 games: 3.3ppg, 2.0rpg.
Jankovic has played also professionally in Italy and Serbia (Mega Bemax).

MoraBanc Andorra roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
David Jelinek
Jaka Blazic
Andrew Albicy
Jaime Fernandez

Forwards:
Vladimir Jankovic
Beka Burjanadze

Center:
Oliver Stevic

Coach: Joan Penarroya

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Lietuvos rytas ink Travis Peterson, ex Hapoel J-M - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (LKL) agreed terms with 32-year old American power forward Travis Peterson (208-85, college: Samford). He played last season at Hapoel Jerusalem in Israeli Winner League, but left the team in Jul.'17. In 36 games he had 7.1ppg and 4.4rpg. Peterson also played 19 games in Eurocup where he recorded 6.9ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.2apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Peterson ended the previous (2015-16) season at Valencia Basket in Spanish Liga Endesa. But in four games he averaged just 1.5ppg and 1.0apg. But the most of that year he spent at Avtodor in Russian league. In 16 Eurocup games he got impressive 18.1ppg, 6.6rpg and 2.6apg. Peterson also played 32 games in VTB United League where he was fifth best scorer with 13.5ppg and got 7.6rpg, 2.6apg and 1.2spg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013. Peterson won Israeli Premier League championship title and made it to the cup final.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Honorable Mention in 2016.
Peterson is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bulgaria (Lukoil Academic Sofia and Rilski), Ukraine (Hoverla), Spain (Blusens Monbus) and Czech Republic (Prostejov).
Peterson attended Samford University until 2008 and it will be his tenth season as a professional player.
He could be described: Most versatile offensive performer ... excellent 3-point shooter for his size ... great decision-maker who will be counted on for scoring around the goal ... directs the offense from the center position.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lukauskis comes back to Lietuvos rytas - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (LKL) added to their roster experienced 38-year old ex-international guard Mindaugas Lukauskis (198-92kg-79). It is actually his comeback to Vilnius as he has played here before. Lukauskis played last season at Lietkabelis (LKL). In 46 games he recorded 8.7ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.7apg and 1.6spg. He helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals. Lukauskis also played 13 games in Eurocup where he averaged 8.2ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.4apg and 1.1spg (in top 2).
The previous (15-16) season Lukauskis played at Lietuvos rytas. In 43 LKL games he had 6.0ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.7apg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Lukauskis also played 10 games in Eurocup where he got just 2.4ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.0apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Lukauskis' team won Lithuanian Cup in 2009 and 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL 1st Team back in 2014.
Lukauskis represented Lithuania at the European Championships in Poland eight years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 2.0ppg, 1.2rpg.
Lukauskis is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket), Germany (EWE Baskets), Italy (Basket Barcellona), Spain (Valencia Basket and RETAbet Bilbao Basket), Turkey (Tofas) and Lithuania (Dzukija, Sakalai and Vytautas).
Lukauskis is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Lietuvos rytas.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A big guard who shoots well from outside, but also is able to create his ouwn shot frm the dribble. He's completely skilled, makes well all the intangibles, but hesn't so quick, and he's a better defender on SFs than SGs.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Joe Ragland (ex Scandone AV) is a newcomer at Lokomotiv - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Lokomotiv Kuban (VTB) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old American (has also Liberian passport) point guard Joe Ragland (182-80kg-89, college: Wichita State). He has played for the last two years at Scandone Avellino in Italian Serie A. In 35 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 17.7ppg and had 3.3rpg, 5.1apg and 1.4spg last season. Ragland helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. Great season indeed as he was awarded 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 in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: 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
Joe Ragland
Trevor Lacey

Forwards:
Pavel Antipov
Stanislav Ilnitskiy

Centers:
Frank Elegar
Brian Qvale

Coach: Sasa Obradovic

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Howard Sant-Roos (ex CEZ Nymburk) is a newcomer at Darussafaka - by Eurobasket News

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Cuban forward Howard Sant-Roos (200-81kg-91). He has played for the last two years at CEZ Nymburk in NBL league in Czech Republic. In 40 games he recorded 13.6ppg, 6.0rpg, 3.4apg and 2.1spg last season. Great year indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Czech Rep. League Import Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team. Sant-Roos also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 13.2ppg, 6.8rpg, 3.0apg and 2.5spg (in top 2). A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League Honorable Mention. Sant-Roos won Czech Republic League championship title for two years in a row (2016 and 2017) and the cup.
He has played previously professionally in Germany (Braunschweig and SG Braunschweig) and Italy (Piacenza and Tessilform Bernareggio).
The scouts decsribe him following way: He is an outstanding athlete with a very good size for a guard, 6'7" tall with 6'9" wingspan and 34" inches of vertical, has the physical tools to play 3 positions both end of the floor. He is a multidimensional player with a good mentality, team player and really unselfish. On the defensive he has great insticts, speed, agility and above the average lateral quickness, very good rebounding, very active hands and he is capable to defend all three perimeter positions. On offense he is versatile, can play all three position as well, primary ball handler potential, he is a reliable 3pt shooter and very good free throws shooter, really good pushing the ball, can move and pass the ball, also capable to play without the ball in his hands and reading spaces.

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Muhammed Baygul
Scottie Wilbekin
Kartal Ozmizrak
Will Cummings
Dogus Ozdemiroglu

Forwards:
JaJuan Johnson
Howard Sant-Roos
James Bell
Okben Ulubay

Centers:
Furkan Aldemir
Micheal Eric
Emircan Kosut

Coach: David Blatt

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Draper leaves Real Madrid - by Eurobasket News

33-year old Croatian international point guard Dontaye Draper (180-82kg-84, college: Charleston) left Real Madrid (Liga Endesa). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. He played there also last season. In 30 Liga Endesa games he averaged just 2.7ppg and 1.3apg. Draper helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. He played there also last season. Draper also played 29 games in Euroleague where he had only 2.8ppg, 1.0rpg and 1.4apg. He contributed to his team making it to the Euroleague Final Four.
The previous (15-16) season Draper played at Lokomotiv in Russian league. In 30 Euroleague games he recorded 6.5ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg. He also played 29 games in VTB United League where he got 7.4ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.6apg and 1.3spg. Draper contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League 1st Team award back in 2011 and 2012.
Draper also represented Croatia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 0.8ppg, 1.2rpg.
Draper is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to six different countries on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Draper has played previously professionally in Australia (Kings), Belgium (Oostende), France (Hyeres-Toulon), Italy (CZG Veroli), Turkey (Anadolu Efes) and Croatia (Cedevita).
He attended College of Charleston until 2007 and it is his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Draper's game is described as: A talented player, who can score in multiple ways. Not a great outside shooter, the same he can hit the basket from behind the arch if needed. Has a good 1-vs-1 game, can be unstoppable sometimes. Developed some more quarterbacking mentality and now he's a good PG, who can easily beat his man, force the opponents to double guard him and pass to the open teammate. Defensively, has a limited size but makes the job done thanks to explosive legs.

Real Madrid roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Fabien Causeur

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

Center:
Ognjen Kuzmic

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Khimki adds Thomas to their roster, ex Jilin NE T. - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) added to their roster 29-year old American forward Malcolm Thomas (206-102kg-88, college: San Diego State, agency: GFSG). He played last season at Jilin Northeast Tigers in Chinese CBA league. In 37 games he recorded very impressive stats: 20.0ppg, 16.4rpg, 3.9apg, 1.5spg and 1.6bpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Honorable Mention.
The previous (2016) summer Thomas was tested by Meralco Bolts (PBA) in Filipino league.
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 Thomas was voted USBasket.com All-D-League Forward of the Year back in 2012.
He is quite experienced player. Thanks to Thomas' pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America) in five different countries. Thomas has played previously professionally in Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Korea, Puerto Rico (Piratas), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz and Phi.76ers) and NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors and Los Angeles D-Fenders).
He attended San Diego State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Sergey Monya
Malcolm Thomas
Tyler Honeycutt
Andrey Zubkov
Anthony Gill

Center:
Dmitry Sokolov

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Valencia adds Williams to their roster, ex Bucaneros - by Eurobasket News

Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) added to their roster 26-year old American power forward Latavius Williams (203-102kg-91, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at Bucaneros in Venezuelan LPB league. Williams managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In four LPB games he had 14.0ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.5bpg. He also played that season for Unics Kazan in Russian league where in 30 Euroleague games he recorded 6.9ppg and 5.1rpg. Williams also played 24 games in VTB United League where he averaged 8.1ppg and 5.3rpg.
In 2009 he was drafted by Tulsa 66ers (D-League) in first round (16th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Williams played in the final of VTB United League in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Honorable Mention in 2016.
Williams is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in six different countries. Williams tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Germany (Brose Baskets), Puerto Rico (Vaqueros), Spain (Joventut, Sevilla and RETAbet Bilbao Basket), Dominican Republic (Metros de Santiago) and NBA G League (Oklahoma City Blue).
On Williams: (by Aran Smith for NBADraft.net in 2010)
Very explosve attacking the basket … Despite a lack of great bulk, shows a willingness to play physical and bang with bigger players inside … Runs the floor well, good foot speed, a very fluid athlete who plays with boundless energy … Owns a big wingspan. Plays much bigger than 6-8 … An excellent rebounder.
Shows some touch on his shot but needs to work on post moves and add range … Shows some ability to face the basket and use the dribble, but won't be confused for a small forward. Lacks the ball handling, passing ability, and outside shot to play strictly on the perimeter …
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Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Antoine Diot
Guillem Vives
Andres Rico

Forwards:
Aaron Doornekamp
Fernando San_Emeterio
Will Thomas
Bojan Dubljevic
Latavius Williams
Alberto Abalde

Center:
Tryggvi Hlinason

Coach: Jesus Vidorreta

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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Sviatoslav MYKHAILIUK
  UKR
  (203-G-97)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Mykhailiuk, UKR21.3 
 2. Marinkovic, SRB20.3 
 3. Echodas, LTU19.5 
 4. Blatt, ISR19.3 
 5. Zoosman, ISR19.0 
 6. Yusta, ESP18.5 
 7. Arna, TUR17.0 
 8. Popovic, MNT16.8 
 9. Birgander, SWE16.5 
 10. Birutis, LTU16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Simon BIRGANDER
  SWE
  (211-F/C-97)
  Avg: 16
 1. Birgander, SWE16.0 
 2. Popovic, MNT12.8 
 3. Hlinason, ISL12.5 
 4. Yurtseven, TUR10.5 
 5. Echodas, LTU9.0 
 6. Birutis, LTU9.0 
 7. Okeke, ITA8.8 
 8. Noua, FRA7.8 
 9. Tkachenko, UKR7.5 
 10. Skapintsev, UKR7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Tamir BLATT
  (180-PG-97)
  Avg: 11
 1. Blatt, ISR11.0 
 2. Garcia, ESP7.0 
 3. Beliauskas, LTU7.0 
 4. Beyschlag, GER6.3 
 5. Birkans, LAT5.0 
 6. Sisko, SLO4.8 
 7. Okobo, FRA4.3 
 8. Sehnal, CZE4.0 
 9. Moretti, ITA4.0 
 10. Charalampopo., GRE3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Antonios KONIARIS
  (196-PG-97)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Koniaris, GRE2.5 
 2. Zoosman, ISR2.5 
 3. Zotov, UKR2.5 
 4. Yusta, ESP2.0 
 5. Yilmaz, TUR2.0 
 6. Wagner, GER2.0 
 7. Thorbjarnars., ISL2.0 
 8. Diplaros, GRE1.8 
 9. La-Torre, ITA1.8 
 10. Lopez-A., ESP1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Tryggvi HLINASON
  ISL
  (215-C-97)
  Avg: 3
 1. Hlinason, ISL3.0 
 2. Simanic, SRB2.3 
 3. Cekic, MNT2.0 
 4. Durmaz, TUR2.0 
 5. Birgander, SWE2.0 
 6. Yurtseven, TUR1.8 
 7. Okeke, ITA1.8 
 8. Birutis, LTU1.8 
 9. Echodas, LTU1.5 
 10. Tkachenko, UKR1.3 


Recap of Round of 16 in Crete - by Eurobasket News

Greece - Montenegro 56-49
Greece held off Montenegro in Round of 16 clash. Vasileios Charalampopoulos (205-SF-97) recorded 14 points and 8 rebounds to pace the Hellenes. Greece accumulated a 17:9 lead ten minutes into the game. Montenegro cut the distance at 2 points at the interval 29:27. Greece stretched the margin at 8-point mark heading into the fourth quarter. Montenegro limited Greece to just 8 points in the final period but could not avoid the loss. Antonios Koniaris (196-PG-97) tossed in 11 points for the winners. Marko Grkovic (202-F-97) answered with 11 points for Montenegro.

Serbia - Ukraine 98-63
Serbia coasted past Ukraine to reach the quarterfinal stage. Vanja Marinkovic (198-SG-97, agency: BeoBasket) recorded 17 points to lead the effort. Serbia ensured a 51:28 halftime advantage. They erupted for 47 points in the second half to march to the victory. Nemanja Kapetanovic (195-G-97, agency: BeoBasket) delivered 14 points in the win. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (203-G-97) replied with 18 points and 9 boards for Ukraine.

France - Czech Republic 88-61
France outscored Czech Republic to advance into the quarterfinal stage. Elie-Franck Okobo (191-PG-97) came up with 16 points for les Bleues. France accumulated a 46:32 halftime advantage. They went on a 29:16 run in the third term to create a comfortable cushion and cruised to the victory in the final term. Amine Noua (202-PF-97, agency: BeoBasket) had 14 points in the victory. Michal Kozak (204-PF-98) and Martin Roub (206-C-97) responded with 11 points each for Czech Republic.

Lithuania - Slovenia 76-61
Lithuania outgunned Slovenia to stay in the title race. Martynas Echodas (204-C/F-97) provided 22 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the Baltic team. Lithuania established a 44:33 halftime advantage. They held Slovenia to just 28 points in the second half and raced to the win. Laurynas Birutis (213-C/F-97) and Karolis Lukosiunas (196-SG-97) netted 18 points each for Lithuania. Urban Durnik (201-PF-97) and Nejc Baric (183-PG-97, agency: PEPI SPORT) answered with 13 points each for Slovenia.

Israel - Italy 79-71
Israel fired past Italy to stay in the title race in Crete. Netanel Artzi (198-F-97) came up with 22 points and 6 rebounds to pace the effort. Israel grabbed a 23:15 lead after the opening quarter. Israel and Italy traded baskets throughout the reminder of the contest as Israel managed to pull away with the victory at the end. Roi Huber (188-PG-97), Daniel Koperberg (208-F/C-97) and Yovel Zoosman (199-G/F-98) had 14 points each for the winners. Leonardo Tote (209-C/F-97) responded with 27 points for Italy.

Sweden - Iceland 39-73
Iceland cruised past Sweden en route to the quarterfinal stage. Kari Jonsson (190-G-97) scored 15 points to lead the winners. Iceland used a 22:5 run in the second frame to build a 40:21 halftime advantage. They went on a 33:18 run in the second half to ice the victory. Tryggvi Hlinason (215-C-97) accounted for 13 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Simon Birgander (211-F/C-97, agency: Dynamics Global Management) responded with 12 points and 21 rebounds for Sweden.

Spain - Latvia 96-52
Spain rallied past Latvia to ensure the quarterfinal birth. Five players scored in double digits for the winners. Spain dominated from start to finish. They established a 57:22 halftime lead. Spain dropped 39 points in the second half and eased to the win. Santiago Yusta (200-F/G-97) provided 18 points, while Eric Vila (211-F-98) and Alejandro Mazaira (202-C/F-97) had 12 points each for the winners. Roberts Blumbergs (204-F/C-97) responded with 12 points for Latvia.

Turkey - Germany 77-80
Germany outgunned Turkey to advance into the quarterfinal stage in Crete. Moritz Wagner (208-F-97) stepped up with 23 points to lead the winners. Germany and Turkey were tied at 31 heading into the second half. But Germany erupted for 49 points in the second part of the game to snatch a tough win. David Kramer (191-PG-97) notched 19 points for the winners. Egehan Arna (202-G/F-97, agency: 1x1 Sports) responded with 21 points for Turkey.




Division B. Day 5 in Oradea - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Finland - Belarus 113-68
Finland crushed Belarus to improve at 2-2 record in Group A. Matias Suvanto (192-SF-97) chipped in 17 points to lead the effort. Finland grabbed a 45:31 halftime lead. They erupted for 68 points in the second half and cruise to the victory. Lassi Nikkarinen (184-PG-97) had 13 points for the winning side. Maksim Liutych (200-F-97) and Maksim Koratcov (171-PG-98) had 14 points apiece in the loss.

Belgium - Armenia 87-74
Belgium secured the third victory in Group A. They toppled Armenia for 3-1 record. Tim Lambrecht (206-F/C-98, agency: Court Side) posted 27 points, 16 rebounds, 9 assists and 6 steals for the winners. Belgium led by a single point at halftime 36:35 halftime lead. They however went on a 26:13 run in the third term to clear off for good. Simon Buysse (193-SF-97) had 24 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists in the victory. Aram Arslanian (195-SG-98) responded with 22 points for Armenia.

Group B
Russia - Slovakia 86-68
Russia coasted past Slovakia to finish on top of Group B. Igor Volkhin (200-PF-97) netted 24 points to lead the charge. Russia led by just a single point at the interval 39:38. However they poured in 47 points in the second half and cruised to the victory. Ilya Karpenkov (203-F/C-97) netted 22 points for the winning side. Marek Dolezaj (202-SF-98) responded with 28 points for Slovakia.

Holland - Azerbaijan 85-54
Netherlands claimed the third win in Group B. They stormed past Azerbaijan but finished just third in the ladder. Terrence Bieshaar (208-C-97, agency: Interperformances) came up with 22 points and 7 rebounds to lead the Dutch youngsters. Netherlands posted a 21:16 lead after ten minutes. They went on a 44:16 run in the second half to seal the victory. Irfan Ramovic (193-PG-98) provided 13 points for the winners. Jordan Davis (193-G-97) answered with 16 points and 8 boards for Azerbaijan.

Group C
Malta - FYR Macedonia 60-99
FYR Macedonia eased past Malta to gain the second victory in Group C. Viktor Efremovski (191-SF-98) posted 27 points to lead the effort. Malta enjoyed a 22:19 lead after the starting frame. But FYR Macedonia went on a massive 80:38 run in the next three quarters to seal the victory. Andrej Maslinko (208-SF-97, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 16 points, issued 7 assists and grabbed 5 boards in the win. Jacob Formosa (188-G-97) responded with 27 points for Malta.

Romania - Albania 74-47
Romania accounted for the fourth consecutive win in Oradea. The hosts rallied past Albania to remain undefeated. George Diaconescu (205-C-97) secured 13 points and 15 rebounds in the win. Romania accumulated a 26:8 lead ten minutes into the game. They followed with a 25:13 run in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Sebastian Ionescu (185-PG-97) had 9 points for the home side. Frenki Lilaj (201-C-98) responded with 10 points for Albania.

Group D
Kosovo - Portugal 63-77
Portugal occupied the second place in Group D. They knocked down Kosovo for 4-1 record. Nuno Sa (200-F-97) came up with 17 points to lead the winners. Portugal ensured a comfortable 35:22 halftime advantage. They extended the gap at 19-point mark heading into the fourth term and rallied to the victory at the end. Diogo Brito (196-G-97) had 14 points and 13 rebounds in the win. Rinor Peci (186-PG-97) responded with 16 points for Kosovo.

Hungary - Ireland 58-46
Hungary improved at 3-2 record in Group D. They held off Ireland to wrap up the preliminary round. Gaspar Kerpel-Fronius (189-G-98) provided 21 points for the winning side. Ireland posted a 28:26 halftime lead. Hungary however limited their opponents to just 18 points in the second half and snatched the win. Attila Demeter (198-F/G-97) had 8 points in the victory. Ryan Leonard (191-SF-98) responded with 11 points for Ireland.

Moldova - Croatia 47-150
Croatia celebrated the fifth win in a row in Oradea. They dismantled Moldova to stay unbeaten. Nine players scored in double digits for the winners. Domagoj Vrkic (204-PF-97) provided 19 points for Croatia. They erupted for 85 points in the first half to gain an unassailable 61-point halftime lead. Croatia never looked back en route to the win. Roko Badzim (197-G-97, agency: XL Basketball Agency) tossed in 17 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and issued 5 assists for the Croatian side. Victor Legosin (200-F/C-00) responded with 12 points for Moldova.




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Demir IBB lands Ogulcan Baykan - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket (BSL) tabbed 21-year old guard Ogulcan Baykan (196-96). He was about to sign at Anadolu Efes (BSL). Baykan has played there for the last three years. The last season he played also at Anadolu Efes. But in 8 BSL games he averaged just 0.8ppg. Baykan helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals.
His team won Turkish President Cup in 2016.
Baykan represented Turkey at the European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) last year. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 5 games: 1.0ppg, 1.4apg.
Baykan has played previously for Pertevniyal.

Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Bracey Wright
Erving Walker
Ogulcan Baykan
Merthan Mutlu

Forwards:
Vlad Moldoveanu
Burak Selen
Vojdan Stojanovski

Center:
Evaldas Kairys

Coach: Ozhan Civgin

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Trabzonspor signs Deniz Kilicli - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol (BSL) signed 27-year old forward Deniz Kilicli (206-118kg-90, college: W.Virginia). He was about to sign at Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi (BSL). Kilicli has played there for the last three years. The last season he played also at Istanbul BBSK where in 21 BSL games he had 8.2ppg and 2.2rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Kilicli's team won Turkish Cup in 2015. He was also voted All-Big 12 Honorable Mention back in 2013 at his college time.
Kilicli represented Turkey at the Mediterranean Games in Mersin (Turkey) four years ago.
He has played previously for two other teams: Anadolu Efes and Pertevniyal.
Kilicli attended West Virginia University until 2013 and it is his fifth season as a professional player.
He could be described: A 6-9 power forward and post player with a mean streak, in the Scola type. He also possesses some finesse with his mid-range jumper and and posty move, but his best are rebounding skills, physical mentality and deceptive athleticism. Defends yet very well for his age.

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sarunas Vasiliauskas
Osiris Eldridge

Forwards:
Osman Sirin
Deniz Kilicli

Coach: Zare Markovski

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Trabzonspor inks Osman Sirin - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol (BSL) signed 27-year old ex-international forward Osman Sirin (207-90, college: Charlotte) from Yesilgiresun. In only one BSL game he recorded 3 points last season.
The previous (15-16) season Sirin played at Gaziantep. But in only one BSL game he did not score anything. He also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had just 1.7ppg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Sirin's team was regular season runner-up in Turkish League in 2013. He was also voted Eurobasket.com Turkish League All-Newcomers Team back in 2012.
Sirin was also a member of Turkish international program for some years. He played for Turkish Senior National Team back in 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
Sirin represented Turkey at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.5ppg, 2.3rpg, FGP: 40.9%, 3PT: 16.7%, FT: 75.0%.
Sirin has played previously for three other teams: Anadolu Efes, Darussafaka and Besiktas.
He attended University of North Carolina - Charlotte until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

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Sarunas Vasiliauskas signs at Trabzonspor - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol (BSL) landed 28-year old Lithuanian international point guard Sarunas Vasiliauskas (188-70kg-89, agency: Players Group). He played most recently at Muratbey Usak Sportlif Basketbol in Turkish BSL league. Vasiliauskas managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 20 BSL games he averaged 12.2ppg, 1.9rpg and 4.3apg. He also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 15.0ppg, 1.8rpg and 4.5apg. Vasiliauskas helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 5 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 11.6ppg, 1.6rpg and 4.2apg. The other team Vasiliauskas played that season for was Joventut in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 12 games he got 5.3ppg and 1.0apg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Lithuanian Cup Final Four in 2016. Vasiliauskas received also Eurobasket.com Lithuanian LKL All-Domestic Players Team award in 2016.
He has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. Vasiliauskas has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
He also represented Lithuania at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
Vasiliauskas has played also professionally in Poland (Trefl), Lithuania (Zalgiris, LSU-Atletas, Lietkabelis, Vytautas and P.Zvaigzdes) and Russia (Ruskon Mordovia).

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Brady Heslip joins Trabzonspor - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol (BSL) agreed terms with 27-year old Canadian shooting guard Brady Heslip (191-82kg-90, college: Baylor). He played last season at Raptors 905 Missisauga (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 55 games he had very impressive stats: 15.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.8apg. Heslip also spent pre-season at the Raptors in NBA that year.
Three years ago he was drafted by Reno Bighorns (D-League) in first round (11th overall).
Heslip attended Baylor University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
He represented Canada at the FIBA Americas in Mexico two years ago. Heslip's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 10 games: 10.7ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 40.9%, 3PT: 42.2%, FT: 66.7%.
Heslip is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bosnia (Igokea), Italy (MIA-RO Cantu), NBA (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Canada (BSN).
On Heslip: A very good outside shooter, who can play a tough defense and make good passes. Has'n t the size to play the 2 position at pro level, needs to improve his quarterbacking skills.

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sarunas Vasiliauskas
Brady Heslip
Osiris Eldridge

Forwards:
Osman Sirin
Deniz Kilicli

Coach: Zare Markovski

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Odabasi re-signs at Trabzonspor - by Eurobasket News

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol (BSL) confirmed in their roster 22-year old Finn international forward Anton Odabasi (206-95). He is a dual citizen owning also Finnish passport. Odabasi played there last season. But in 14 BSL games he had just 0.7ppg and 1.4rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Denizli Basket (TBL) where in 33 games he recorded 5.0ppg and 2.9rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Odabasi played in the final of Finnish U19 Championships in 2012. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B 1st Team in 2015.
Odabasi has been also a member of Finnish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Finnish senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2012.
Odabasi represented Finland at the European Championships U20 Division B in Szekesfehervar (Hungary) two years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 7 games: 17.7ppg, Reb-5 (9.4rpg), 1.4apg, FGP: 55.6%, 3PT: 41.7%, FT: 78.0%.
Odabasi has played also professionally for other Finnish teams like Helsinki Seagulls, Tapiolan Honka and Kelohonka.

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sarunas Vasiliauskas
Brady Heslip
Osiris Eldridge

Forwards:
Osman Sirin
Deniz Kilicli
Anton Odabasi

Coach: Zare Markovski

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Pyrinto lands Juan'Ya Green, ex Kymis - by Eurobasket News

Pyrinto Tampere (Korisliiga) tabbed 25-year old American guard Juan'Ya Green (188-88kg-92, college: Hofstra). He played most recently at GS Kymis in Greek A1 league. In 9 games he averaged just 2.9ppg and 1.1apg last season.
Among other achievements Green played in the final of CAA Tournament in 2016. He received also All-CAA Player of the Year award and Division I All-ECAC 1st Team award in 2016 at his college time.
Green graduated from Hofstra University in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Pyrinto Tampere roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Juan'Ya Green
Lassi Kilpinen

Forwards:
Osku Heinonen
Kenny Manigault

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Fuenlabrada adds Sulejmanovic to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Montakit Fuenlabrada (Liga Endesa) added to their roster 22-year old Finn power forward Emir Sulejmanovic (204-100kg-95). He is a dual citizen owning also Bosnia and Herzegovina passport. Sulejmanovic played last season at Cibona in Croatian A1 league, but left the team in Apr.'17. He managed to play in four leagues last year (!!!). In 20 A1 games he recorded 5.7ppg and 4.2rpg. Sulejmanovic also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 7.0ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.0apg. His team made it to the quarterfinals. Sulejmanovic also played 21 games in ABA League where he had 7.2ppg and 4.0rpg. And finally he contributed to 13 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 7.7ppg and 5.3rpg.
His team made it to the Croatian Cup (Kresimir Cosic Cup) Semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Sulejmanovic played at Barca II (LEB Gold). In 25 games he got 12.5ppg, 8.6rpg (#2 in the league) and 1.0apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team.
Sulejmanovic was also a member of Finnish international program for some years. He played for Finnish Senior National Team in 2013 and previously for U16 National Team back in 2011.
Sulejmanovic represented Finland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 0pts.
Sulejmanovic has played also professionally in Italy (Betaland Cdo), Slovenia (Un.Olimpija and Union Olimpija Ljubljana II) and Finland (Ura Basket).

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Demondre Harvey (ex Oulun NMKY) signs at Bascharage - by Eurobasket News

BBC Bascharage Hedgehogs (Total League) landed 24-year old American forward Demondre Harvey (201-95kg-93, college: La-Monroe). He played most recently at Oulun NMKY in Finnish 1st Division. In 24 games he averaged impressive 15.4ppg, 12.4rpg (#2 in the league), 1.4apg, 1.3spg and 1.3bpg last season. Harvey helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Finnish 1st Division A Forward of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team.
Harvey played in the final of Sun Belt Tournament in 2016.
He graduated from University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

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Stats Leaders - ProA



Jomby is back at Le Havre - by Eurobasket News

STB Le Havre (ProB) signed 29-year old swingman Rudy Jomby (196-97kg-88). It is actually his comeback to STB Le Havre as he has played here before. Jomby was about to sign at BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral (ProA). The last season Jomby played at ADA Blois (also in ProA) where in 13 games he had 7.2ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.8apg and 1.1spg.
Jomby's team won French ProA Regular Season in 2012.
He represented France at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 3.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.0apg.
Jomby has played previously for Cholet Basket.

STB Le Havre roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Samir Mekdad
Seidou Njoya
Rudy Jomby

Forwards:
Jimmy Hall
Gauthier Denis

Center:
Fabien Paschal

Coach: Jean Manuel Sousa

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Fougeres land Trey Kellum - by Eurobasket News

Pays de Fougeres Basket (NM2) tabbed 23-year old American forward Trey Kellum (201-98kg-94). He just graduated from Southeast Missouri State University (NCAA). Kellum has played there for the last three years. In 28 games he averaged 11.5ppg and 6.3rpg last season.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Kellum's team was Runner-Up of OVC West Division Regular Season 2017.

Pays de Fougeres Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Benjamin Bourserie
Marc-Antoine Bourgault
Isaie Chavoutier
Alexis Laize

Forwards:
Rodrigue Tetainanuarii
Erwan Akadiri
Trey Kellum

Center:
Malick Badiane

Coach: Christophe Evano

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Boulogne tabs rookie Kahlil Thomas in his first year in pro basketball - by Eurobasket News

SO Maritime Boulogne (ProB) landed American forward Kahlil Thomas (201-104kg). Thomas just graduated from Rider (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 33 games he averaged 14.0ppg, 8.8rpg, 1.2apg and 1.0spg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to All-MAAC 3rd Team.
As mentioned above Thomas is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
His team was regular season runner-up in MAAC in 2015.

SO Maritime Boulogne roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ralph Temgoua
Hugo Dumortier

Forwards:
Mehdi Cheriet
Namory Boundy
Kahlil Thomas

Center:
Adolphe_Michel Jean-Baptiste

Coach: Frederic Brouillaud

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Roanne adds Jackson to their roster, ex PGE Turow - by Eurobasket News

Chorale de Roanne Basket (ProB) added to their roster 31-year old American shooting guard David Jackson (195-86, college: W.Illinois). He was about to sign at PGE Turow in Polish PLK league. The last season Jackson played also at PGE Turow (TBL) in Polish league where in 30 games he had 7.9ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to make it to the Polish Cup Semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Jackson's team made it to the French ProB Leaders Cup final in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProB 2nd Team in 2016.
Jackson is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (Novipiu Casale), Montenegro (Jedinstvo), Slovakia (Pezinok) and France (Boulazac Basket).
Jackson attended Western Illinois University until 2008 and it is his tenth season as a professional player.
On Jackson: Crafty player with great vision and offensive skills. For a player entering pro in europe, his skills are advanced. Smooth. Can shoot, handle and pass. Elevates his teammates with great vision and unselfish play. Clutch player. A leader, who has the ability to will his team to victory..... tremendous team player who would rather win and score 10 than lose and score 40. Very cerebral. Does an excellent job of breaking down opponents and taking what the defense gives him. Can stroke it from outside as well as get by his man and take it to the rim. Has worked extremely hard over the 1st year as pro in europe, to gain strength and muscle mass.

Chorale de Roanne Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jason Williams
David Jackson
Mathis Keita
Thomas Ville
Mathieu Brun

Forwards:
Sambou Traore
Robert Nyakundi
Clement Cavallo

Center:
Pierre Brun

Coach: Laurent Pluvy

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Estudiantes Concordia inks Anthony Smith, ex Orchies - by Eurobasket News

Estudiantes Concordia (LigaA) signed 31-year old American swingman Anthony Smith (195-86, college: Liberty, agency: Interperformances). He played most recently at BC Orchies in French NM1 league. Smith managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 20 NM1 games he had 14.1ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.0apg in 2015-16 season. He also played that season for Slask in Polish TBL where in 9 games he recorded 9.1ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.8apg. Smith also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 10.2ppg, 4.2rpg and 2.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Big South Conference Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2008 and 2009).
Smith has played also professionally in Germany (Giessen 46ers and Eisbaeren Bremerhaven) and Spain (Cornella).
He attended Liberty University until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.
Smith could be described: Anthony Smith is an explosive scorer with great quickness and leaping ability, NBA body and athleticism. He is a phenomenal athlete with great range from the shooting guard position. Anthony has the strength and athleticism to take advantage of smaller guards. Also, because of his strength, Anthony can play the 3 spot at times. His quickness and ball handling skills give him the ability to take almost any defender to the rim. His 3 point range is phenomenal. Anthony can hit three pointers from downtown Indianapolis as he did when he worked out for the Indiana Pacers that led him to directly being selected to their Summer League Team. He possesses great NBA range to be a great NBA three-point shooter. Anthony has great ball handling skills and when he is leading the team up the court on a fast break, he has the quick explosion needed to take the ball all the way, or he can stop on a dime and nail the mid-range J. Also, Anthony is also a good free throw shooter and knows how to get to the free throw line. An excellent run and jump style player. Along with his offensive skills, he is also a great defender who is very long and very good vertically on the floor as well in defensive postion. Anthony plays good on the ball defense and has shown that he can force his opponent into committing turnovers. Anthony is a complete player who knows how to win and creates major match-up problems for the opposition. His Strength and athleticism make him a very effective rebounder from the perimeter as he demonstrated in College and in the Orlando Summer League.

Estudiantes Concordia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mateo Bolivar
Sebastian Orresta

Forward:
Anthony Smith

Centers:
David Doblas
Emilio Dominguez

Coach: Lucas Victoriano

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Angelo Tsagarakis agreed terms with Kymis - by Eurobasket News

GS Kymis (A1) inked 33-year old naturalized French shooting guard Angelo Tsagarakis (191-84) from Trikalla. In 22 A1 games he recorded 10.1ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.2apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Tsagarakis played at JA Vichy in French ProB where in 33 games he averaged 11.3ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.9apg.
Among other achievements he won French ProB championship title in 2009 and 2014. Tsagarakis received also Eurobasket.com French ProB All-Domestic Players Team award back in 2014.
He was a member of French U20 National Team in 2003.
Tsagarakis has spent his entire career in France playing for six other teams: Paris Levallois, Chalons Reims, Poissy, JL Bourg, Saint Vallier and SO Maritime Boulogne.

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Challans land Deshawn Painter, ex NH Ostrava - by Philippe Burstert

Vendee Challans Basket (NM1) tabbed 27-year old American center Deshawn Painter (205-107kg-90, college: ODU). He played most recently at NH Ostrava in NBL league in Czech Republic. In 25 games he averaged 14.1ppg, 7.1rpg (#5 in the league) and 1.3apg last season. He can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com Czech Rep. League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Painter also played that season for MMCITE Brno (also in NBL) in Czech Republic where in 6 games he had very impressive stats: 15.7ppg, 11.2rpg and 1.0spg.
Painter's team made it to the Austrian Bundesliga A Semifinals in 2014.
He has played also professionally in Poland (Trefl), Slovakia (Nova Ves) and Austria (Raiffeisen Flyers Wels).
Painter attended Old Dominion University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Vendee Challans Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ibrahim Saounera
Paul Turpin
Jordan Barham

Forwards:
Vaidotas Pridotkas
Anis Gabsi

Center:
Deshawn Painter

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Cholet signs David Michineau - by Eurobasket News

Cholet Basket (ProA) signed 23-year old point guard David Michineau (191-94) from Hyeres-Toulon. In 34 ProA games he had 9.8ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.9apg last season. A very impressive year as he was named to French ProA All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season Michineau played at Chalon/Saor where in 36 ProA games he recorded 5.7ppg and 1.5apg. He helped them to make it to the cup final. Michineau also played 19 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 5.9ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.7apg and 1.4spg. He contributed to his team making it to the FIBA Europe Cup Final Four.
Last year Michineau was drafted by New Orleans Pelicans (NBA) in second round (39th overall).
He was a member of French U18 National Team back in 2012.
Michineau has played previously for Chalons Reims.

Cholet Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jonathan Rousselle
Toddrick Gotcher
David Michineau
Johan Clet
Corentin Lopez

Forwards:
Ilian Evtimov
Pierre-Etienne Drouault
Haukur Palsson
Rigo Edzata

Centers:
Jerry Boutsiele
Warren Woghiren

Coach: Philippe Herve

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Openjobmetis VA lands Tyler Cain, ex Chalons-Reims - by Eurobasket News

Openjobmetis Varese (Serie A) tabbed 29-year old American power forward Tyler Cain (203-110kg-88, college: S.Dakota). He played most recently at Chalons-Reims in French ProA. In 34 games he averaged 9.9ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.1apg and 1.0bpg last season. He can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Cain played at JDA Dijon (also in ProA) where in 34 games he had 10.7ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.4apg.
Among other achievements Cain won Latvian League championship title for two years in a row (2011 and 2012). He received also All-GWC Player of the Year award back in 2010 at his college time.
Cain has played also professionally in Italy (Unieuro Forli) and Latvia (Barons Riga and VEF Riga).
He attended University of South Dakota until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

Openjobmetis Varese roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Cameron Wells
Antabia Waller
Matteo Tambone

Forwards:
Nicola Natali
Norvel Pelle
Giancarlo Ferrero
Stan Okoye
Aleksa Avramovic

Center:
Tyler Cain

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Ivica Dimcevski signs at Gostivar 2015 - by Dragan Ristov

Gostivar 2015 (Prva Liga - First league) landed 28-year old former international swingman Ivica Dimcevski (195-93kg-89, agency: Interperformances). He played most recently at Kozuv in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga. In 14 games he averaged 9.6ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.1apg last season. . Dimcevski also played 4 games in Balkan League where he had 3.8ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.0apg. The other team he played that season for was KK Strumica (also in Prva Liga). In 8 games he recorded 7.5ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.1apg.
Among other achievements Dimcevski's team won Macedonian Cup in 2015. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Balkan League Forward of the Year award back in 2013.
Dimcevski was also a member of FYR Macedonian international program for some years. He played for FYR Macedonian Senior National Team between 2011 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
Dimcevski also represented FYR Macedonia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 3 games: 0.7ppg.
Dimcevski has played previously for four other teams: Rabotnicki, Kumanovo, Vardar and Torus Skopje.

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PAOK Thessaloniki may sign Ousman Krubally - by Eurobasket News

PAOK Thessaloniki (A1) is close to sign 29-year old American (has also Gambian passport) forward Ousman Krubally (202-101kg-88, college: Georgia State) who played last time at BK Astana in Kazakhstan. In two National League games he had 11.0ppg, 7.5rpg (#3 in the league), 1.5apg and 2.0spg last season. Krubally helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). He also played 27 games in VTB United League where he recorded 12.5ppg and 7.6rpg.
Krubally ended the previous (2015-16) season at Umana Venezia in Italian Serie A. In 10 games he averaged 6.4ppg and 2.8rpg. But the most of that year he spent at GS Lavrio. In 25 A1 games he got 10.7ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Krubally was voted Eurobasket.com All-British EBL Division One Co-Import Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-British EBL Division One Co-Player of the Year back in 2012.
He is quite experienced player. Krubally has played also professionally in Holland (Den Helder), Slovenia (Grosuplje), United Kingdom (London Leopards) and Italy (Legnano).
He attended Georgia State until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

PAOK Thessaloniki roster for 2017-2018:

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

Coach: Ilias Papatheodorou

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The MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg Sign Rookie Peter-McNeilly - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Getting players from canadian schools is nothng new as it has been an ongoing trend for some years now in Germany as the Hamburg Towers and other clubs have displayed in the past, but this trend continues to be popular as the MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg have found Adika Peter-McNeilly (190-G-93) and signed him for the upcoming season. Adika Peter-McNeilly is a 24 year old 190cm guard that was born and raised in Toronto and played at Ryerson College (CIS) from 2013-2017 playing a total of 95 CIS games. In his senior season he played 25 games averaging 18.6ppg, 7.2rpg, 3.5apg, 2.1spg, FGP: 53.3%, 3PT: 35.0%, FT: 85.0%. The Canadian took on a solid development in his college time improving his scoring and rebound average each season and Ludwigsburg head coach John Patrick took the word of an old friend and ex BBL player. "It is a new way getting players from the Canadian universities. Canadian basketball has developed well as the recent title of the U-19 world championships showed. Michael Meeks recommened him to us", stressed head coach John Patrick.Meeks works for the Canadian basketball association and has observed Peter McNeilly.

Last season the Canadian scored in double figures in 23 of 25 games, scored 20 points or more 12 times and his best scoring games included a 36 point explosion against Western, a 32 point game against Ottawa, 29 point effort against Carleton where ex BBL players Philipp and Thomas Scrubb played and 29 points against York. He also produced three double doubles last season. In his junior season he played 25 games averaging 15.9ppg, 5.7rpg, 4.2apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 45.3%, 3PT: 35.8%, FT: 89.8%. In that season he also scored in double figures in 2o of 25 games including a 34 point explosion against Guelph. In that season he scored 20 points or more eight times. In his second season he played 23 games averaging 13.9ppg, 5.0rpg, 3.0apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 51.1%, 3PT: 44.0%, FT: 68.8%. He was already building a consistent game in his first seasons as he scored in double figures in 19 of 23 games registering a 31 point game against Queen's and 24 point game against Brook. As a freshman he played 20 games avergaing 11.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.2apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 52.7%, 3PT: 44.4%, FT: 69.6%. He already opened eyes with his talent hitting top team Carleton with 26 points as a freshman losing in a tight affair 71-68 against the Scrubb brothers that combined for 32 points. McNeilly is ready to continue what he mastered in the CIS in the German EasyCredit BBL. "I am excited to get started. It will be my first season as a professional. I am hungry to prove myself and to play for Ludwigsburg and to get to know my teammates and fans", stressed Peter MCNeilly.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been OFSAA AAAA Semifinals -10, All-OUA East Division 2nd Team -14, OUA East Division Regular Season Champion -15, 16, 17, OUA Semifinals -15, All-OUA 2nd Team -15, CIS Tournament Semifinals -15, 16, CIS All-Canadian All-Tournament Fair Play Award -15, CIS Canadian All-Tournament Team -15, 16, 17, Canadian University National Team -15, World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) -15: 8 games: 5.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 35.0%, 3PT: 25.8%, FT: 61.5%, OUA Champion -16, All-OUA 1st Team -17, OUA Tournament Winner -17, CIS All-Canadian 1st Team -17, and CIS Tournament Finalist -17.

Source:MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg







Kris Douse (BBC Herford) The Last 3 Months Have Been Like Law School Where I Learned The Ins And Outs Of My Rights In Germany - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Kris Douse (198-F-86, college: Point Park) is a 31 year old 198cm forward from Toronto, Canada that recently completed an unforgetable season for the Westfalen Mustangs (Germany-2.Regionalliga). He will play this season for BBC Herford (Regionalliga). He played at Laurinburg (N.C.) Institute while Fraport Skyliner Quantez Robertson also played at Laurinburg (N.C.) prep. He started his college career at Nebraska (NCAA) and then played two seasons at Delaware State. As a senior he played at Point Park (NAIA) playing 27 games: 20.1ppg, 12.6rpg. In 2011-2012 he started his professional basketball career at Liverpool Mersey Tigers (United Kingdom-BBL, starting five): 18 games: 15.9ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 47.0%, 3PT: 13.6%, FT: 54.6%; then agreed terms with Keflavik (Iceland-Express League): 6 games: 9.5ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.7spg, 2FGP: 44.7%, FT: 69%.In the 2012-2013 season he played for Turi Svitavy (Czech Republic-NBL): 2 games: 0pts, left in Oct.'12, in Nov.'12 moved to BG Aschersleben Tigers (Germany-Regionalliga) playing 17 games: 14.1ppg, 8.4rpg, 1.9apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 50.6%, 3Pts: 10.0%, FT: 50.4%. In the 2013-2014 seaosn he played for EVL-Baskets Limburg (Germany-Regionalliga) playing 25 games: 26.2ppg, 11.6rpg, 2.2apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 58.4%, 3Pts: 32.1%, FT: 59.1%. In the 2014-2015 season he played for the Plymouth University Raiders (United Kingdom-BBL): 3 games: 5.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.0apg, 1.3bpg, in Nov.'15 moved to Omonia Nicosia (Cyprus-Division A): 6 games: 1.5ppg, 1.7rpg, in Jan.'15 signed at SG ErftBaskets Euskirchen (Germany-Regionalliga): 9 games: 21.8ppg, 8.4rpg, 1.7apg, 1.7spg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 49.2%, 3PT: 16.7%, FT: 62.9%. Last season he played for Rot-Weiss Cuxhaven (Germany-Regionalliga) playing 26 games: 10.2ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.1apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 50.3%, 3PT: 18.4%, FT: 53.2%He spoke to eurobasket about his nightmare season with the Westfalen Mustangs.

Kris thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. Where are you at the moment and how sad are you that you can't be enjoying the Canadian summer now?

Hello Miles, it's a pleasure to update you on the situation and let you know how this whole fiasco is going. Currently I am in Herford with my new club that has been nothing but great the last few weeks and has really helped me get grounded and familiar to my new stomping grounds. As far as not being able to be home this summer this is mainly due to the legal circumstances, which is definitely not what I had planned for my summer, but I can say that it does give me a huge sense of pride to know that I am all in to fight the mistreatment towards me this season by the Mustangs organization.

Congrats on signing with Regionaliga team Herford. Was there a time in the last months where you lost trust in the game you love basketball or will any struggle not hinder you from continuing to be a professional

This whole situation definitely made me reflect and consider other avenues because stability is an important part of life, but I don't believe I should stop playing because of another person's actions and when I stop playing it should be on my terms. What is more surprising is how Florian Eichstadt is able to avoid court dates as he called the courts and asked to be excused from the first date for Temur and knowing him I am expecting him to do that on July 13 for Albert as well as myself on July 14. This has been a knowledgeable experience which I believe in the long run will be useful for my development as a person. I've been able to learn a lot about the German system and how the laws and regulations dealing with any job in Germany is regulated, and thus have gain a much better perspective on player rights especially when referring to contracts. I would like to take this chance to thank everyone in the BBG management especially coach Messenburg our Vorstand Mr. Juergen and our president Mr. Steffen for the new opportunity in Herford and i am looking forward to an exciting season this year

How tough was it for you on deciding on going to German Regionalliga team Herford considering what you went through the last months? One doesn't want to meet a second Westfalen Mustangs.

It was very difficult and required me to not only trust my own instincts but also trust another club to be honorable. That being said this situation has made me much more cautious of a lot of things in regards to dealing with clubs, but at the same time this kind of situation can happen anywhere. The one advantage I do have now is that the last 3 months have been like law school where I have learned the ins and outs of my rights in this country to protect myself. With the Mustang situation I think not being educated in how to proceed with matters like this earlier put me at a huge disadvantage, but moving forward I can now help myself and others when dealing with such matters.

Did you ever express interest in talking with your ex team Rot Weiss Cuxhaven? You were an important player for them two seasons ago and they did move up to the Pro B.

To be honest Miles I wasn't really focused on basketball most of the summer, all my energy was directed towards getting justice for myself and all those with me and before me. For 3 months straight I woke up at 7 am and trail blazed all over Westfalen to help all of us in the situation. This required going to the job center, Arbeit, lawyers, newspapers, tv stations, as well as the community all on a limited budget and few resources. I guess what I am trying to say is if I had the time to think at that time Cuxhaven would of crossed my mind, because I am still in touch with a lot of great people there and they were amazing to me during my stay there, but given the circumstances my attention was focused on other matters. That being said I would like to take this chance to Congratulate Cuxhaven on a terrific season and building on the previous year where we were the runner ups, it was much deserved and I hope to see my old club add to the success of this season.

Let's talk about your unforgettable season. When you joined German Regionaliga 2 team Westfalen Mustangs at the start of the season would you ever have thought in your wildest dreams that your season would be such a bizarre and disappointing experience?

Wow I would of never seen this coming, I came here to build and grow and instead took a step back and had a year of my life taken from me. I never seen someone like Florian Eichstadt in my life, honestly I have no clue how he even sleeps at night doing this for the last 6-7 years. I had started a petition one for players and another for the community in Wiedenbruck, and the information gathered has lead me to one conclusion, that Dagmar and Florian Eichstadt are just despicable people.

Your season was a tale of two stories. The one was having a very successful season and the second one was the financial aspect. Let's talk about the season. The club finished with a 19-1 record. Is this the type of season that you envisioned after you saw what the club was capable of doing in the first weeks of the season.

Honestly we would of been undefeated if the club did their part. There was a point at the end of the season where half the team were close to sitting out and forfeiting games but who we considered a friend and fellow teammate/manager at the time Sasa Cuic convinced us that it was not only in the club's best interest but also our own to play the season and had promised us that we would be fully compensated through our sponsor who would be paying the debt. In terms of the team, we had an incredible team with unbelievable talent for the league so it was a no brain on how successful we would be this season. I commend all the gentlemen on that team for getting through the difficult times and coming out as champions and one day they will appreciate that one detail in this experience.

How much of a factor was the unending experience that the Westfalen Mustangs had for the success of the team? You had only one experienced German with Robert Huelsewede and guys from 8 different countries.


Some games it was tough because we were looked at as the villains a lot of times for all the imports, but it comes with the territory when your on an all star team for the league. We had a few young guys on the team that were also German but Rob was a pivotal part of the team. It was really unfortunate when we found out he needed to undergo surgery to repair his knee navies he was a great player and an even better person.

How content were you with your season. Do you feel like without all the obstacles, you could have performed even better on the court?

I feel like I conducted myself as a professional. Whatever was needed I did whether it was playing injured, scoring , defending, rebounding, I did it. Of course the added stress didn't help and had a huge impact on me personally as well as everyone else, but we stayed strong and won this fraudulent organization a championship and enabled them to still attempt to push forward for the first regionalliga.

Players got paid up until 2017 but then all of a sudden no more checks were coming. How did you react to this? What kind of silly excuses was management coming up with to keep you satisfied?

For me personally I tried to be as lenient as possible because I was looking at a four year deal with the club. From the very beginning salaries were late and short but in December the cheques stopped coming all together. At this point things got so bad he started trying to fire people to save money on the outstanding debts that he owed the players. I couldn't count on both hands and feet the amount of lies told by the entire management from Florian, to Dagmar, to the messenger himself Sasa Cuic. One of the craziest lies was that we lost our Main sponsor because he didn't have a place to sit at the game, but even that excuse shows how inconsiderate these people are, to have a community lead sponsor us like Pflueger did and not have anywhere for him to sit is unbelievable.

How far of an obligation do you feel did you have to the Westfalen Mustangs even when you weren't getting paid? Did you ever feel like you wanted to quit? What kept you on board? Was it just having good faith anyway that you would get your money?

I felt like I signed 4 years and we are going through a tough time. As things weren't getting better I was thinking to jump ship because I did have other opportunities, but we were also on track to win a championship so it was very difficult. I never heard of someone going through this I'm in Germany, and I also felt secure with my contract and I had faith that Florian and Dagmar had some sort of decency and wouldn't try to give players 100 euros to leave when you owe tens of thousands of euros to the players.

How difficult was it for you to keep giving good team and personal performances on the floor despite playing for nothing? Any other player might not have had the desire to leave it all on the floor, but you and the team did. How difficult was it performing well under stress?

It was very tough with all the conditions, the broken promises, and not receiving our money which made it extremely difficult. The one thing we did was stick it through as a team, it just sucks that good people were taken advantage of like this, it's a real pity!

There were reports that players were put up in Refugee housing. Players didn't have clean running water. Is this an accurate account and what other things did you experience in the last months that were just unbearable?

Yes this is all true, me personally I bounced from hotel to hotel for a few months before going to that place and it was something out of a horror movie. To add to this when Florian wanted us out of the apartment after we won him a championship, he broke into the apartment which was all caught on tape and said some unbelievable as well as unprofessional statements towards myself and the 3 others with me. When he came into the apartment I tried to avoid all confrontation and decided to go to my room, as I tried to close the door he put his foot between the door and the frame and aggressively started pushing on the door to come in. After a few moments I stopped holding the door closed and he bursted in and started pushing me and hit my head on the back on the shorter door frame because I had two seperate rooms, each with its own frame. He then came in and ripped the room apart taking my mattress, the tv, the wifi, I mean everything, and then continued to get in my face when my phone rang and it happened to be a friend of mine from Seattle that is a lawyer. Once on the phone I put it on speaker and the lawyer advices Florian act with caution, and in retaliation Florian went crazy and completely disrespected my friend on the other end of the phone. After this Florian called a friend and said it was to police saying we had to leave, and I told Florian if that's the police tell them to join the party and moments later my teammate called the REAL AUTHORITIES. When they arrived they told Florian to go home and I haven't seen him since. What's sad is we are not the first to experience these things with this club, everyone in the organization honestly are just flat out terrible people.

Players were also forced to leave their housing, but because they hadn't been paid had no money to get home. How did you deal with this situation? Did you feel like a homeless man?

It was funny to me honestly I wasn't going no where he offered us 100 euro each to leave when he owes me roughly around 10k euro. I dealt with it in a way where I could respect myself as well as my family and held my ground and till this day I've continued to hold my ground. This might sound crazy but I knew that God would manage this situation because Florian is too bonkers to think that the community would support him having us run around in the streets. At this moment I knew he was truly insane! He should go to jail and that program should either be run by completely new management from top to bottom where no one involved now can take part, or brought down all together.

How important was it having another Canadian Michael Smith on the team? Was it comforting having him by your side and having a guy around who might have been a rookie, but not a kid anymore at age 26?

Me and Reggie knew each other from before because we grew up pretty much in the same community. Having Reggie around definitely gave me an advantage because we have a similar mindset and a different way of getting things done. Together we were able to strategically come up with the best possible approach to the situation. Considering this was his first year I got to give him credit for the way he handled everything, people back home usually wouldn't stay calm in matters like this so I'm proud of him for going through the proper channels and fight back intelligently.

You have been seeking legal action against the Westfalen Mustangs? How has that process been the last months for the players?

Well the first meeting was canceled because Florian had called in sick so I was told and the next two are set for July 13 and 14 where I expect Florian to not show to this also. In Germany the process is long and slow but we all have dedicated ourselves to see it through.

Do you feel like you have found many friends for life with your teammates? How did this terrible experience unite you with certain players better?

Yes the relationship grew from the crazy circumstances which forced people from all over the globe to come together, fight against injustice, and stand for something bigger then ourselves. Everything you learn in the game of basketball can be used in the game of life also. We had to trust, at different times others had to lead, and we had to be disciplined and stick to the game plan to get to our goals. At the end of the day we spoke little German, had minimal resources handed to us, and had all the odds stacked against us just like previous employees the mustangs had but we figured out how to build our arsenal and fight back, and for this I'm proud of.

This has been a season to forget. What do you feel did you learn from this horrible experience that has made you stronger and will help you combat any future struggle on your way up the professional basketball ladder?

I made plans to build in Germany long term with the Mustangs and being bamboozled has made me have to make adjustments to my blueprint. The good that came from this situation is that it has enabled me to meet tons of great and influential people as well as new friends. As this has been education 101 on how things work in Germany and what your rights are as an employee in Germany, I'm definitely much wiser and resourceful from this experience and it showed me who I really am when dealing with adversity and showed me I'm much more then someone who dribbled a basketball up and down the court.

What is it about the game of basketball that will help you not forget this traumatic season, but help sooth that and let you continue to play the game that you love?

I love the game of Basketball, it's a passion I've chased since I was a child and I will continue to play the game I love until I can't anymore. Basketball has given me a life that most people wouldn't understand, and because of this I will always be grateful to the game I love.

What were your thoughts on the 2017 NBA Draft? What guys do you see making an impact in the NBA?

I think Lonzo Ball has the tools to be an exciting player in the NBA being tall and athletic at the point guard spot, shoots the ball from deep with high percentages, and has a great eye for finding guys, so I'm excited to see his development.

Where do you rank a Lebron now after losing another final in the neverending debate between him and Michael Jordan as the best ever?

Jordan is the best to ever do it but Lebron is Lebron, to me he is the closest thing we have ever seen to a real life X-MAN.

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?

I think he will be fine in his development and be a respected pro. In terms with his father, I respect him a lot, in those inner city communities a lot of these children don't have a father figure. Now you could say what you want about how he addresses the media but in my opinion he is just a father supporting his son and his antics put him in the position to be drafted 2nd in the draft. If more people growing up In broken homes and a father involved in their lives half as much as his father was a lot of lives would of went in a different direction, so I commend him on a job well done.

There has been criticism of Russell Westbrook to be focusing more on rebounding to help inflate his stats and possibilities of getting triple doubles instead of focusing on his defensive assignments. Do you feel that this is a fair assessment to the player Russell Westbrook?

No one in the world can do what Westbrook does. But if he wants to be a champion I do believe he will have to make the same adjustment all great players have to do to in order to best position himself for the big goal.

What was the last movie that you saw?

Taken 3.

Thanks Kris for the chat.



Evan Mcgaughey (MLP Academics) A Strenghth Of Mine Is To Keep The Team Moral A Positive Direction - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Evan McGaughey (203-F-94, college: Quincy, agency: Elevate Agency) is a 23 year old 203cm forward from Carthage, Illinois that will be starting his professional basketball career in Germany with the MLP Academics Heielberg. The American played an illustrious career at Quincy (NCAA') where he averaged double figures in scoring average each season. As a senior he played 25 games averaging 16.6ppg, 8.3rpg, 2.0apg, 1.2spg, 1.4bpg, FGP: 58.2%, 3PT: 50.6%, FT: 77.8%. He spoke to eurobasket about basketball.

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

Currently at the golf course right now. I usually go golfing with my dad on Sunday mornings. Getting in a few more rounds before I leave.


I have to commend you about your name Evan. It's a great name and I should know since I just named my first son like that a few months ago. When you think of the name Evan what comes to mind first?

I usually think of taller people when Evan comes to mind. It's weird, but the few Evan's I know seem to be taller.


Congrats on signing with German pro A team MLP Academics Heidelberg. If someone had told you coming from West High School 5 years ago that you would be a professional basketball player in 2017 what would you have thought?

I honestly wouldn't have believed them. Coming from Illini West High School with less than 400 kids in the school, not many of them become a professional athlete. I'm excited that it actually happened though!


What kind of feelings do you have now that you are a professional basketball player? Has excitement outweighed the expectations at first?

Right know it's all excitement about being a professional athlete. I'm sure once the day comes closer that I'll have to leave it will be more nerve racking.


How was your first professional off season testing the market? You signed relatively early and now can enjoy the rest of the summer. Did you have other offers? I can imagine the Heidelberg offer was the best you had?

I had two other official offers from a couple different countries. We had plenty of interest from other teams too, but my agent said this would be a great opportunity for me so we jumped on it.


What were the main reasons for signing with the MLP Academics Heidelberg? What was the deciding factor that made you take on this opportunity?

The main reason I signed with MLP Academics Heidelberg was because it is a great league to play in, especially for a rookie. It was one of the leagues that my agent and I had discussed about playing in from the beginning.

What do you know in general about the country Germany? Have you picked up on the fact that Heidelberg belongs to one of the bigger American tourist attractions in Germany?

I honestly don't know a lot about Germany. I've been finding out more and more as people have talked to me about it the last few days. It will definitely be different for me coming from a town of 2,200 people.

What do you know in general about German basketball? Ex Quincy great Courtney Belger is playing in Germany.

I've heard it's a great league and will be a great opportunity for me. I've been talking to Courtney for most of the process, and I hope he knows that a lot more questions will be asked throughout the year too haha.


Does it humble you that a guy like Courtney Belger has toiled in the German regionalliga and pro B for four years and will play a fifth in the pro B which are all beneath the German pro A where you will get your first chance as a professional rookie?

It honestly does humble me to sign in German Pro A. I know what type of player Belger is and how hard he has worked to be in this spot. Hopefully I can make it out to a few of his games this year.

How thankful are you for this opportunity. It is a fact that there are so many great players in NCAA 2 ball, but often are overshadowed by the NCAA. It isn't everyday that a NCAA 2 player gets signed for the German Pro A.

Very thankful for this opportunity. I've seen it every year in college that Division 2 players get overlooked just because they are in a lower division. In most cases, the upperclassmen in D2 should be playing at a Division 1 school just because they have developed their game better than coaches thought they would coming out of high school.


You had an illustrious career at Quincy (NCAA2) from 2013-2017. What kind of experience was this for you and what was most satisfying about the whole process?

The most satisfying part about the process was that the last two years were the most successful with the team. Those were the only two years we finished with winning records. It was a blessing to see all of our hard work pay off.


You have an overall very versatile game for a 203cm player. To what NBA player would you describe your game to and what is your other biggest strength on the court besides scoring and rebounding?

I've heard a few people comparing me to Kristaps Porzingis. I wouldn't mind playing for the Knicks haha. I like to think that my biggest strength is the ability to see the floor. I take a lot of pride in my passing ability and setting up teammates.


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

I would say my ability to keep the team moral in a positive direction would be a strength of mine. I always try to keep things in a positive perspective.


At the start of your college career, you were plagued hard by knee injuries. How difficult was it at the start making that transition from the high school level to the college level?

That was the big decision on why I chose to redshirt my freshman year. It was the best decision of my life. I needed to get faster and stronger and really get a feel for the faster pace of play. I never played AAU so I didn't have any experience with higher level competition going into college.


You had very consistent stats throughout your career at Quincy (NCAA2). You once stated '"You just have to continually keep getting better to compete at this level because the GLVC is probably one of the top conference in Division II," How vital was the continuing improvement that allowed you keep this consistency over time?

That's the big thing with college basketball. If you don't continue to improve each and every year then you might not be playing next season. Nothing is guaranteed, so you have to put in the work to get playing time.


How do you feel did your game continue to develop over time at Quincy (NCAA2) that allowed you to become the player you will be when starting your professional career?

The biggest key was playing against the best competition that Division 2 has to offer. The fact that we had 4 all-conference and a honorable mention all-American on the team didn't hurt either.


Your head coach Marty Bell really believed in you and saw the raw talent that you had coming out of high school. How did head coach Marty Bell groom and prepare you best for a professional basketball career at Quincy (NCAA2)?

Coach Bell believed in me (along with Coach John Perry at the time, who is an assistant coach at Navy now) more than any other school and I could sense that. That is ultimately why I chose QU, because they really saw the potential in my game.


You had many great games in the NCAA2, but where would you rank your 30 point 13 rebound effort in a win against Bellarmine? You also had a 35 point game against William Jewel, but lost.

(It was actually the other way around, we lost to Bellarmine but beat William Jewel) I would say my game against Bellarmine was one of the best in my career. I believe they were ranked in the top ten in the nation coming into that game. There was plenty of overseas talent in that game. The 35 point game against William Jewell was special for me because that was my first 30 point game in college and I scored my 1,000th point that game. I'll never forget it.


I will imagine you beat freshman Marcus Hinton in a one on one in practice, but were you like a mentor for the young kid who had a solid rookie season

I really like the player, and person, that Marcus is turning into. I know he looked up to myself and the other upperclassmen this year and could tell he learned a lot. I hope to see another great season from Marcus this year.


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

A normal workout day for me starts with my basketball trainer Matt Pugh. We have really been working hard on my 1 on 1 moves and finishes. Once the basketball workout is over I go to my strength coach Chris Bockius. We have been focusing on my overall strength, but mainly with my core and lower body.


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

My Mt. Rushmore would be Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Kareem Abdul-Jabar.


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

It's hard to say honestly, because I never truly was able to watch Jordan in his prime. I would still have to rate MJ as the best to ever play the game though.


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

I would love to see Alec Peters out of Valparaiso have a great career. He's an Illinois boy and we always have to root for each other.


What was the last movie that you saw?

I just watched 22 Jump Street last night. One of the funniest movies I've ever seen!


Thanks Evan for the chat.




DaVonte Lacy To Wear Ehingen Jersey - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro A team Ehingen have reeled in highlly talented Davonte Lacy (193-G-93, college: Washington St.) who played at top NCAA school Washington Sttae and breahed NBA air in the 2015 NBA Summer League playing with the Indiana Pacers. Lacy is a 24 year old 193cm scoring guard that hails from Tacoma, Washington. He has one season of professional experience under his belt as he played for UBC Magnofit Gussing Knights (Austria-A Bundesliga) playing 11 FIBA Europe Cup games averaging 7.4ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.1apg, 1.0spg, 2FGP: 37.8%, 3FGP: 20.0%, FT: 80.6%;. In the Austrian A Bundesliga, he played 21 games: averaging 10.9ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.4apg, 2FGP: 49.4%, 3FGP: 32.9%, FT: 80.2%, left in Feb.'16, later that month moved to BC Hallmann Vienna (Austria-A Bundesliga) playing 15 games avergaing 5.9ppg, 1.0rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 48.3%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 66.7%. "This is a massive signing. There are similar guys with his stats that are in the NBA now. We have to be patient and see him he brings what he promises", stressed Ehingen head coach Domenik Reinboth.

In his season in Austria he scored in double figures in 19 games. His best scoring games were 19 points against Graz and in the Fiba Europe Cup he scored in double figures three times including a 20 point game against Chalon. "I am looking forward to playing with Ehingen. I have many opportunities to develop further and that is why I chose to come here", stressed Davonte Lacy. Lacy started his basketball career at Curtis High school an dthen played at Washington State (NCAA) from 2011-2015 playing atotal of 110 games. His best season was his junior season where he played 23 games avergaing 19.4ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.4apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 39%, FT: 83.5%. In his senior season at Washington St. (NCAA) he played 31 games averaging 16.9ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 49.2%, 3PT: 33.0%, FT: 77.0%. His bests coring games as a senior was a 31 point affair against Missouri State and UTSA, and 25 point games against Stanford, Washington and Idaho State. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention -14, All-Pac-12 1st Team -15, Austrian Supercup Finalist -16, and Austrian Bundesliga A Semifinals -16.

Source:Tem Ehingen





Stankovic Cup: Germany beat Egypt in the opener - by Eurobasket News

Germany beat Egypt 83-69 in the opener of the Stankovic Cup. The European team took a 23-13 lead and led 9 points at the halftime. Moreover they finished the game with a massive 27-15 surge to seal the victory.
Johannes Richter (205-PF-93) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Andreas Obst (191-SG-96, agency: BeoBasket) netted 13. Maximilian Ugrai (201-SF-95) followed them with 8 points in the winning effort. Ahmed Elmaragi replied with 15 points in a loss whilst Motaz Okasha (186-PG-90) and Moustafa Almekawy (204-F/C-94) scored 10 each.



Piacenza lands Carlton Guyton, ex Braunschweig - by Eurobasket News

UCC Assigeco Piacenza (Serie A2) tabbed 27-year old American guard Carlton Guyton (193-89kg-90, college: Kent State, agency: HMS). He played most recently at Basketball Loewen Braunschweig in German BBL league. In 25 games he averaged 11.2ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.3apg last season. He can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Guyton played at Oettinger Rockets Gotha (ProA) in German league where in 35 games he had 13.6ppg, 3.2rpg and 3.5apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Honorable Mention.
In 2012 Guyton was drafted by Erie BayHawks (D-League) in seventh round (108th overall).
He attended Kent State and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Guyton's team won MAC East Division Regular Season in 2011. He received also All-MAC Sixth Man of the Year award back in 2011 at his college time.
Guyton has played also professionally in Sweden (White Eagles) and NBA G League (Erie Bay Hawks).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: Carlton 'Scootie' is very athletic player, can play on playmaker and small guard positions. Great scorer and assistant. Strong in duel with superb ball control. Excellent in transitions and fastbreaks. Makes clever desicions on ball transfers, needs a little space to create nice moves. Valuable player!.

UCC Assigeco Piacenza roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Matteo Formenti
Davide Reati
Giacomo Sanguinetti
Carlton Guyton

Forwards:
Luca Fontecchio
Tommaso Oxilia

Coach: Andrea Zanchi

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Novipiu Casale signs Jamarr Sanders, ex Telekom Bsk - by Eurobasket News

Novipiu Casale Monferrato (Serie A2) signed 29-year old American guard Jamarr Sanders (193-95kg-88, college: UAB, agency: Two Points). He played last season at Telekom Bsk in German BBL league. In 12 games he had 3.4ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.4apg. Sanders also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 5.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.5apg. He also spent pre-season at Grissin Bon RE (Serie A) that year.
Sanders has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian LNP Gold Honorable Mention back in 2014.
Sanders has played also professionally in Greece (KAO Dramas), Italy (CZG Veroli and Dolomiti Energia Trento) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs).
He attended University of Alabama at Birmingham until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

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Chris Kramer (ex EWE Baskets) may join Lietuvos rytas - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (LKL) is in talks to sign 29-year old American guard Chris Kramer (191-96kg-88, college: Purdue) who played last time at EWE Baskets Oldenburg in Germany. Kramer has played there for the last five years. In 43 BBL games he recorded 10.3ppg, 5.6rpg, 6.6apg and 2.2spg last season. Kramer helped them to make it to the final. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga 3rd Team and All-Defensive Team. Kramer also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 9.5ppg, 5.4rpg, 6.2apg (top 2) and 1.9spg (in top 2). It was a very successful season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League 2nd Team.
Kramer has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements his team won German Bundesliga Cup in 2015. Kramer received also All-Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2010 at his college time.
Kramer has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Kramer has played previously professionally in Puerto Rico (Mets) and NBA G League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
He attended Purdue University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

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Kerry Carter (ex Bayer Giants) may be added to Napoli Cuore roster - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer Cuore Napoli Basket is close to ink 26-year old American guard Kerry Carter (188-92kg-91, college: St.Mary's, CA) who played last time at Bayer Giants Leverkusen in Germany. In 24 ProB games he was the best scorer with impressive 24.8ppg and recorded 4.0rpg, 5.2apg and 2.9spg (in top 2) last season. A very good year in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and selected to 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season Carter was tested by CB Canarias in Spanish Liga Endesa where in 5 games he averaged 3.2ppg.
Carter's team was regular season runner-up in WCC in 2015.
He graduated from Saint Mary's College of California in 2015 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

Cuore Napoli Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Roberto Maggio

Forwards:
Stefan Nikolic
Mattia Mastroianni

Center:
Hrvoje Vucic

Coach: Ciccio Ponticiello

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Fabian Vermum Joins The Dragons Rhondorf - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro B team Dragons Rhondorf have added Fabian Vermum (188-PG-96) Vermum is a 21 year old 188cm guard that brings 78 kilo's to the scale and has played for youth teams in the last seasons and most recently with SG MTV/BG Wolfenbuettel (2.Regionalliga) playing 15 games avergaing 5.0ppg. Last year he moved to Cologne to study and will have a special role for head coach Thomas Adelt. "He had a good try-out where he gave his all. He plays with a lot of effort and takes his role as 12th man 100%", said head coach Thomas Adelt. The German also gained experience with the Phantoms Braunschweig U19 team (NBBL).

Source:Dragons Rhondorf



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Sporting Vernilac signs Marios Arnaoutakis - by Eurobasket News

AO Sporting Vernilac signed Marios Arnaoutakis. He played last season at AE Ikaros Kallitheas in Greek C league.
Arnaoutakis' team was Runner-Up of C Division (South-Group 2) 2011.
He previously for Irakleio.

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Lavrio tabs Dimitris Legkikas - by Chris Mammides

GS Lavrio (A1) inked 19-year old Dimitris Legkikas (98). He was about to sign at Filathlitikos AO in the B. The last season Legkikas played at Zografou (also in B). A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Greek B League Co-Most Improved Player of the Year and selected to 3rd Team.
He has played previously for Ilysiakos.

GS Lavrio roster for 2017-2018:

Dionysios Giannakopoulos
Michalis Perakis
Dimitris Verginis
Zamal Nixon
Doron Lamb
Ioannis Kouzeloglou
Giorgos Papadimitriou
Dimitrios Kaklamanakis
D.J. Johnson
McKenzie Moore
Dimitris Legkikas

Coach: Christos Serellis

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Doukas ink Thomas Nikou - by Chris Mammides

Ase Doukas Athens (A2) signed experienced 37-year old point guard Thomas Nikou (185-80) from Psychiko. Nikou has played there for the last three years. In 30 A2 games he had 9.3ppg, 3.6rpg, 7.5apg (leader !!!) and 1.9spg (in top 2) last season. A very impressive year as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 Co-Guard of the Year and named to 2nd Team.
He won Greek A2 championship title in 2012.
Nikou has spent his entire career in Greece playing for four other teams: Near East, Alimos, Panelefsiniakos and Kavala.
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Doukas.

Ase Doukas Athens roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Angelos Tsamis
Thomas Nikou
Charis Psaras

Forward:
Petros Noeas

Coach: Fotis Takianos

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Cretan Kings land Stefan Moody, ex Trabzonspor - by Eurobasket News

Rethymno Cretan Kings (A1) tabbed 24-year old American point guard Stefan Moody (179-84kg-93, college: Mississippi). He played most recently at Trabzonspor in Turkish BSL league. In 29 games he averaged 8.6ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.1apg and 1.1spg last season. He can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game Dunk Contest.
Among other achievements Moody received NABC All-District 21 1st Team award in 2015 and 2016 at his college time.
Moody graduated from University of Mississippi in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Rethymno Cretan Kings roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Carlos Medlock
Hugh Robertson
Walter Lemon_Jr.
Stefan Moody
Dimitris Tsagkarakis

Forwards:
Haralampos Giannopoulos
Toarlyn Fitzpatrick
Andreas Christodoulou
Trayvonn Wright
Vasileios Mouratos
Shaquille Goodwin
Giannis Panaretakis

Center:
Thomas Kottas

Coach: Nikos Vetoulas

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Vladimir Jankovic (ex Aris) is a newcomer at Andorra - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

MoraBanc Andorra (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old Greek ex-international forward Vladimir Jankovic (202-90). He is a dual citizen owning also Serbian passport. Jankovic played last season at Aris in Greek A1 league. He managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 28 A1 games he recorded 9.3ppg, 4.5rpg and 2.6apg. Jankovic helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Jankovic also played 12 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 10.4ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3spg. The other team he played shortly was Valencia Basket. But in two Liga Endesa games he had just 1.0ppg and 1.5rpg. Jankovic also played 2 games in Eurocup where he got 7.0ppg, 1.0rpg and 1.0apg.
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 Jankovic won Greek League championship title in 2014. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Most Improved Player of the Year back in 2013.
Jankovic was also a member of Greek international program for some years. He played for Greek Senior National Team between 2013 and 2014 and previously for U19 National Team in 2009.
Jankovic represented Greece at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 9 games: 3.3ppg, 2.0rpg.
Jankovic has played also professionally in Italy and Serbia (Mega Bemax).

MoraBanc Andorra roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
David Jelinek
Jaka Blazic
Andrew Albicy
Jaime Fernandez

Forwards:
Vladimir Jankovic
Beka Burjanadze

Center:
Oliver Stevic

Coach: Joan Penarroya

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VEF Riga inks Antwan Scott, ex Aris - by Eurobasket News

VEF Riga (LBL) agreed terms with 25-year old American guard Antwan Scott (188-81kg-92, college: Colorado State, agency: Elevate Agency). He played last season at Aris in Greek A1 league. Scott managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 7 A1 games he had 4.0ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.6apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Scott also played that season for KTP Basket in Finnish Korisliiga where in 14 games he recorded very impressive stats: 22.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.9apg and 1.6spg. The other team he played that season for was New Heroes Basketball Den Bosch in Dutch Eredivisie. In 11 games he averaged remarkable 20.6ppg, 4.5rpg, 5.5apg and 2.3spg.
Scott has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He was voted NABC All-District 17 2nd Team in 2016 at his college time.
Scott graduated from Colorado State in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

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Panagiotis Vasilopoulos signs at Aris - by Chris Mammides

Aris Thessaloniki (A1) landed 33-year old former international forward Panagiotis Vasilopoulos (202-84) from Kolossos H Hotels. In 29 A1 games he averaged 8.3ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.0apg and 1.0spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Vasilopoulos played at ASA Koroivos Amaliadas where in 26 A1 games he had 6.0ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.6apg and 1.2spg.
Among other achievements he won Greek League championship title in 2012. Vasilopoulos was selected to Greek League All-Star Game back in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
He was also a member of Greek international program for some years. Vasilopoulos played for Greek Senior National Team between 2005 and 2010 and previously for U21 National Team in 2005.
He represented Greece at the European Championships U20 in Brno thirteen years ago. His stats at that event were Semifinals (8 games: 15.8ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.4apg, 1.6spg, 15.8bpg).
Vasilopoulos has played previously professionally also in Spain (Blancos de Rueda) and Greece (Olympiacos, PAOK Thessaloniki and Nea Kifisia).
His game is described as: A young player who puts a lot of energy on the court. Born as an inside player, he is adding perimeter skills to his game, and now can spend time in the 4 and the 3 positions as well.

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Papagou lands Yaser Saleh - by Chris Mammides

AS Papagou Athens (B) tabbed 19-year old American swingman Yaser Saleh (195-104kg-98). The last time (11-16) he played at AE Ikaros Kallitheas in Greek C league. Saleh has played there for the last five years. Saleh missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.

AS Papagou Athens roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Konstantinos Zorzos
Alexandros Apostolidis

Forwards:
Andreas Arsenis
Joe Gatzo
Yaser Saleh

Center:
Panagiotis Filippakos

Coach: Costas Sorotos

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Angelo Tsagarakis agreed terms with Kymis - by Eurobasket News

GS Kymis (A1) inked 33-year old naturalized French shooting guard Angelo Tsagarakis (191-84) from Trikalla. In 22 A1 games he recorded 10.1ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.2apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Tsagarakis played at JA Vichy in French ProB where in 33 games he averaged 11.3ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.9apg.
Among other achievements he won French ProB championship title in 2009 and 2014. Tsagarakis received also Eurobasket.com French ProB All-Domestic Players Team award back in 2014.
He was a member of French U20 National Team in 2003.
Tsagarakis has spent his entire career in France playing for six other teams: Paris Levallois, Chalons Reims, Poissy, JL Bourg, Saint Vallier and SO Maritime Boulogne.

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PAOK Thessaloniki may sign Ousman Krubally - by Eurobasket News

PAOK Thessaloniki (A1) is close to sign 29-year old American (has also Gambian passport) forward Ousman Krubally (202-101kg-88, college: Georgia State) who played last time at BK Astana in Kazakhstan. In two National League games he had 11.0ppg, 7.5rpg (#3 in the league), 1.5apg and 2.0spg last season. Krubally helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). He also played 27 games in VTB United League where he recorded 12.5ppg and 7.6rpg.
Krubally ended the previous (2015-16) season at Umana Venezia in Italian Serie A. In 10 games he averaged 6.4ppg and 2.8rpg. But the most of that year he spent at GS Lavrio. In 25 A1 games he got 10.7ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Krubally was voted Eurobasket.com All-British EBL Division One Co-Import Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-British EBL Division One Co-Player of the Year back in 2012.
He is quite experienced player. Krubally has played also professionally in Holland (Den Helder), Slovenia (Grosuplje), United Kingdom (London Leopards) and Italy (Legnano).
He attended Georgia State until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

PAOK Thessaloniki roster for 2017-2018:

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

Coach: Ilias Papatheodorou

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Apollon Kalamarias sign Christos Hatzidis - by Chris Mammides

MGS Apollon Kalamarias (C) signed 31-year old center Christos Hatzidis (206-86). The last time (13-14) he played at Anatolia in Greek B league. Hatzidis missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Hatzidis won Greek C Division (North-Group 2) championship title in 2011 and 2014.
He has played previously for two other teams: Aias Evosmou and Ionikos Ionias.

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Pyrinto lands Juan'Ya Green, ex Kymis - by Eurobasket News

Pyrinto Tampere (Korisliiga) tabbed 25-year old American guard Juan'Ya Green (188-88kg-92, college: Hofstra). He played most recently at GS Kymis in Greek A1 league. In 9 games he averaged just 2.9ppg and 1.1apg last season.
Among other achievements Green played in the final of CAA Tournament in 2016. He received also All-CAA Player of the Year award and Division I All-ECAC 1st Team award in 2016 at his college time.
Green graduated from Hofstra University in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Pyrinto Tampere roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Juan'Ya Green
Lassi Kilpinen

Forwards:
Osku Heinonen
Kenny Manigault

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Vasileios Charalampopoulos joins PAOK Thessaloniki - by Chris Mammides

PAOK Thessaloniki (A1) agreed terms (on a lending contract) with 20-year old international small forward Vasileios Charalampopoulos (205-97). He belongs to Panathinaikos (A1). Charalampopoulos has played there for the last six years. The last season he played also at Panathinaikos where in 31 A1 games he had 3.9ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.0apg. Charalampopoulos helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Charalampopoulos also played 6 games in Euroleague, but he recorded just 0.7ppg.
Despite young age Charalampopoulos had impressive career. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B 1st Team in 2016.
He has been also a member of Greek international program for some years. Charalampopoulos has regularly played for Greek senior team since 2016 and two years ago for U22 National Team.
He represented Greece at the European Championships U20 Division B in Chalkida (Greece) last year. Charalampopoulos' team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 8 games: 16.3ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.6apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 61.9%, 3PT: 39.3%, FT: 73.1%.
Charalampopoulos has played previously for Egaleo.
On Charalampopoulos: (By Chris Mammides, 2011)
Vassilis consider being the most talented player born in 1997 in the whole country. It's called by the Greek media the next big thing in the Greek Basketball. Even though only 14 years old, Vasilis participated with the Greek U16 NT not only as a simple bencher but had an active role and with nearly 17 minutes in the court prove to be a very important part of the Hellenic NT. In Egaleo where he was playing the last three years was among the stand outs on a permanent basis. Being nearly a 6'7' he can easily play in three positions and he is a great ball handler who reminds a lot the legendary 3D due to his many responsibilities in the court. All these characteristics of this young talent forced the main scouter of Barcelona to pay a visit in Pagrati and scout the player on behalf of the Blau Grana, something which became well known to many other teams in the country who would love to get him in their roster. Charalampopoulos can play in both Forward positions and has natural talent and smartness that allows him to play against much taller and stronger opponents. He is very active on the offensive glass while he has an amazing timing on the air, he can dish a rebound from any place in the court, while at the same time can organize his team-mates like a true point guard while his shooting abilities are amazingly solid for his age. A hard working talent who have started playing basketball in Egaleo with the local team at the age of 8 years old. He is currently a mature player as he spent his last two seasons in the difficult league of the second division being the leader of his team in all the aspect. He will definitely be transferring very soon to either an A1 team or possibly to a high School in order to proceed his career in the NCAA
.

PAOK Thessaloniki roster for 2017-2018:

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

Coach: Ilias Papatheodorou

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Thanassis Katsianos signs at Aiginiakos - by Chris Mammides

C newcomer AOK Aiginiakos landed 29-year old guard Thanassis Katsianos (187-88). The last time (8-9) he played at Galaxias in Greek D league. Katsianos missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
Katsianos has played previously for Stratoni.

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Halman is back at Den Helder - by Eurobasket News

The Bright Kings Den Helder (Eredivisie) agreed terms with 23-year old power forward Dyon Halman (204-94, agency: Court Side). It is actually his comeback to Den Helder as he has played here before. Halman has played for the last two seasons at Maxxcom BS Weert in the Eredivisie. In 28 games he had 8.0ppg and 5.8rpg last season. Eredivisie will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.

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Groningen adds Domingo to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Donar Groningen (Eredivisie) added to their roster 22-year old American guard Stephen Domingo (201-98kg-95). He just graduated from California (NCAA). Domingo has played there for the last four years.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it is his first season as a pro. Domingo's team made it to the Pac-12 Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2016 and 2017).
He represented USA at the World Championships U17 in Kaunas (Lithuania) five years ago. Domingo's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: 7.8ppg, 3.6rpg, FGP: 52.6%, 3PT: 35.9%.

Donar Groningen roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Arvin Slagter
Sean Cunningham
Aaron Roye
Brandyn Curry
Stephen Domingo

Forwards:
Jason Dourisseau
Tim Hoeve
Sjoerd Koopmans

Centers:
Drago Pasalic
Thomas Koenis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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UCAM Murcia inks Charlon Kloof - by Greg

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 27-year old Dutch international guard Charlon Kloof (190-88kg-90, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe). He is a dual citizen owning also Surinamese passport. Kloof played last season at MZT Skopje in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga. In 17 Prva Liga games he had 13.8ppg, 5.1rpg, 4.1apg and 1.6spg (in top 2). Kloof also played 4 games in Eurocup where he recorded 9.3ppg, 3.5rpg, 6.5apg and 1.8spg. And finally he contributed to 22 games in ABA League where he averaged 9.9ppg, 3.7rpg and 3.5apg.
Kloof has been also a member of Dutch international program for some years. He has regularly played for Dutch senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
Kloof represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 13.2ppg, 5.3rpg, 3.2apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 34.5%, 3PT: 29.6%, FT: 81.4%.
Kloof attended St.Bonaventure University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Brad Oleson
Charlon Kloof
Clevin Hannah

Forward:
Ovie Soko

Centers:
Marcos Delia
Kevin Tumba

Coach: Ibon Navarro

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  ISRAEL  


Tashawn Thomas (ex Vanoli CR) is a newcomer at Hapoel Holon - by Nir Luna

Hapoel Unet Holon (Winner League) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American forward Tashawn Thomas (203-98kg-93, college: Oklahoma, agency: Pensack Sports). He played last season at Vanoli Cremona in Italian Serie A. In 30 games he recorded 9.1ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1bpg.
The previous (15-16) season Thomas played at Mitteldeutscher BC in German BBL where in 30 games he averaged 12.8ppg, 7.2rpg (#2 in the league), 2.3apg, 1.2spg and 1.7bpg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga 3rd Team, All-Defensive Team and All-Newcomers Team.
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 Thomas' team was regular season runner-up in Big 12 in 2015. He was also voted All-Big 12 Newcomer of the Year in 2015 at his college time.
Thomas graduated from University of Oklahoma in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Skilled athlete who has the ability to post up and also face up on the floor… Brings size and versatility… Solid ball-handler, passer and shooter.

Hapoel Unet Holon roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chanan Colman
Tamir Blatt

Forwards:
Guy Pnini
Tashawn Thomas

Coach: Dan Shamir

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Lietuvos rytas ink Travis Peterson, ex Hapoel J-M - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (LKL) agreed terms with 32-year old American power forward Travis Peterson (208-85, college: Samford). He played last season at Hapoel Jerusalem in Israeli Winner League, but left the team in Jul.'17. In 36 games he had 7.1ppg and 4.4rpg. Peterson also played 19 games in Eurocup where he recorded 6.9ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.2apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Peterson ended the previous (2015-16) season at Valencia Basket in Spanish Liga Endesa. But in four games he averaged just 1.5ppg and 1.0apg. But the most of that year he spent at Avtodor in Russian league. In 16 Eurocup games he got impressive 18.1ppg, 6.6rpg and 2.6apg. Peterson also played 32 games in VTB United League where he was fifth best scorer with 13.5ppg and got 7.6rpg, 2.6apg and 1.2spg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013. Peterson won Israeli Premier League championship title and made it to the cup final.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Honorable Mention in 2016.
Peterson is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bulgaria (Lukoil Academic Sofia and Rilski), Ukraine (Hoverla), Spain (Blusens Monbus) and Czech Republic (Prostejov).
Peterson attended Samford University until 2008 and it will be his tenth season as a professional player.
He could be described: Most versatile offensive performer ... excellent 3-point shooter for his size ... great decision-maker who will be counted on for scoring around the goal ... directs the offense from the center position.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jaron Johnson agreed terms with Ironi Nes-Ziona - by Netanel Dahan

Newly promoted Ironi Nes-Ziona (Winner League) inked 25-year old American guard Jaron Johnson (198-93kg-92, college: Louisiana Tech). He played most recently at Rio Grande Valley Vipers (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 13 games he recorded 12.5ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.2apg last season. Johnson also played that season for Perth Wildcats in Australian NBL where in 14 games he averaged 13.1ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.8apg. He played in the final of D-League.
Johnson has played also professionally in NBA (Washington Wizards).
He attended Louisiana Tech University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Johnson's game is described as: Very athletic and brings energy on boths sides of the court.. High motor and hits the glass hard from the G or SF positions. Slashes well to the basket and finishes above the rim every opportunity he gets. Delivered several highlight reel dunks throughout the season for Louisiana Teach!.

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  ITALY  


Adam Sollazzo signs at Orzinuovi GaGa - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer GaGa' Milano OrziBasket Orzinuovi landed 27-year old naturalized American guard Adam Sollazzo (198-90, college: East Tennessee State, agency: HMS) from Blu Basket Gruppo Remer Treviglio. In 35 Serie A2 games he averaged impressive 16.4ppg, 4.3rpg, 4.3apg and 1.3spg last season.
Sollazzo ended the previous (2015-16) season at Atenas in Argentinian LigaA where in 8 games he had 3.9ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.1apg. But the most of that year he spent at Ambalt Recanati. In 23 Serie A2 games he recorded very remarkable stats: 15.6ppg, 6.4rpg, 4.1apg and 1.2spg.
Among other achievements Sollazzo's team made it to the A-Sun Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2011 and 2012). He received also All-A-Sun 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
And here thanks to pro basketball Sollazzo experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Sollazzo has played previously professionally also in Germany (USC Leipzig), Romania (BC Timisoara) and Italy (Chieti and Ravenna).
He attended East Tennessee State until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

GaGa' Milano OrziBasket Orzinuovi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andrea Scanzi
Antonio Ruggiero
Adam Sollazzo
Mohamed Toure
Michele Antelli

Forwards:
Mario_Jose Ghersetti
Jamal Olasewere

Center:
Davide Zambon

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @AkosVeg)

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Mika inks at VL Pesaro at the beginning of his pro career - by Eurobasket News

Consultinvest VL Pesaro (Serie A) added to their roster American forward Eric Mika (208-104kg). Mika just graduated from Brigham Young University (NCAA). He has played there for the last five years.
As mentioned above Mika is just out of the college and it is his first season as a pro. His team made it to the WCC Tournament Semifinals.

Consultinvest VL Pesaro roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pablo Bertone
Diego Monaldi
Dallas Moore

Forward:
Eric Mika

Center:
Andrea Ancellotti

Coach: Spiro Leka

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Cassino inks Fabrizio De Ninno - by Eurobasket News

BPC Virtus TSB Cassino (Serie B) signed 20-year old swingman Fabrizio De Ninno (193-97, agency: SPORTlab Agency). He played last season at San Nicola in Italian Serie C Silver. De Ninno also played that season for Pallacanestro San Michele Maddaloni. But in three Serie B games he did not score anything and had only 2 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal.
He has played previously for three other teams: Latina Basket, Loano and Moncalieri.

BPC Virtus TSB Cassino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lorenzo Panzini
Niccolo Petrucci
Giuseppe Di_Poce

Forwards:
Fabrizio De_Ninno
Robert Banach

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Bisceglie adds Castelluccia to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Ambrosia Lions Bisceglie (Serie B) added to their roster 31-year old swingman Luca Castelluccia (202-86) from We're Basket Ortona. In 26 Serie B games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.8ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.1apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Castelluccia played at BPC Virtus TSB Cassino where in 38 Serie B games he averaged 9.3ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.0apg. He helped them to make it to the group final.
Castelluccia was a member of Italian U20 National Team between 2004 and 2005.
He has played previously for five other teams: Chieti, Padova Unione, Passeri, Pallacanestro Alto Sebino Volpino and Lanciano.
The scouts decsribe him following way: An athletic player who can spend time in both the forward spots; has the typical SF body, but is yet working to add the outside shooting and the feet quickness needed to play at higher level;.

Ambrosia Lions Bisceglie roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Manuel Diomede
Diego Terenzi

Forwards:
Luca Castelluccia
Alessandro Azzaro

Center:
Riccardo Antonelli

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Openjobmetis VA lands Tyler Cain, ex Chalons-Reims - by Eurobasket News

Openjobmetis Varese (Serie A) tabbed 29-year old American power forward Tyler Cain (203-110kg-88, college: S.Dakota). He played most recently at Chalons-Reims in French ProA. In 34 games he averaged 9.9ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.1apg and 1.0bpg last season. He can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Cain played at JDA Dijon (also in ProA) where in 34 games he had 10.7ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.4apg.
Among other achievements Cain won Latvian League championship title for two years in a row (2011 and 2012). He received also All-GWC Player of the Year award back in 2010 at his college time.
Cain has played also professionally in Italy (Unieuro Forli) and Latvia (Barons Riga and VEF Riga).
He attended University of South Dakota until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

Openjobmetis Varese roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Cameron Wells
Antabia Waller
Matteo Tambone

Forwards:
Nicola Natali
Norvel Pelle
Giancarlo Ferrero
Stan Okoye
Aleksa Avramovic

Center:
Tyler Cain

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Valerio Miglio joins Campli - by Eurobasket News

Campli Basket (Serie B) agreed terms with 19-year old guard Valerio Miglio (190-82kg-98) from Palestrina. In 5 Serie B games he had just 2.0ppg last season.

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Cagliari Academy adds Matrone to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer Cagliari Dinamo Academy added to their roster 22-year old forward Ferdinando Matrone (202-90kg-95, agency: SPORTlab Agency). He played last season at Napoli Cuore in Italian Serie B. In 24 games he recorded 4.4ppg and 4.8rpg. Matrone helped them to win the cup and make to league final. He also played that season for Givova Scafati Basket (Serie A). But in 6 games he averaged just 1.3ppg and 1.0rpg.
Matrone was a member of Italian U18 National Team in 2013.
He has played previously for two other teams: Giulianova and Maddaloni.

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Alma Trieste tabs Laurence Bowers - by Eurobasket News

Pallacanestro Alma Trieste (Serie A2) inked 27-year old American forward Laurence Bowers (203-103kg-90, college: Missouri) from Kleb Basket Ferrara. In 28 Serie A2 games in Italy he averaged impressive 20.0ppg, 8.6rpg, 2.1apg and 1.4bpg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Bowers played at Betaland Cdo (Serie A) where in 25 games he had 11.6ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1bpg.
Bowers has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
His college team won Big 12 Tournament in 2009.
Bowers has played also professionally in Israel (Hapoel Holon).
He attended University of Missouri until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Pallacanestro Alma Trieste roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Juan Fernandez
Andrea Coronica
Javonte Green

Forwards:
Laurence Bowers
Federico Loschi

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Roseto tabs Marco Contento - by Eurobasket News

Mec-Energy Roseto (Serie A2) inked 26-year old guard Marco Contento (190-91). He played most recently at BCC Corvengenze Agropoli in Serie B. However his team was relegated to Serie C Gold. In 29 Serie A2 games he averaged 10.6ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.0apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Contento played at Benedetto XIV Cento (Serie B) where in 36 games he had 14.7ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.9apg and 1.5spg. He helped them to make it to the group final.
Contento represented Italy at the European Championships U18 in Metz (France) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 4.7ppg.
Contento has played previously for five other teams: Alma Trieste, UBC, Piacenza, Bisceglie and Barese.
His game is described as: A talented point guard, very quick, who needs of some more playing experience. Great upside.

Mec-Energy Roseto roster for 2017-2018:

Riccardo Casagrande
Marco Contento
Ion Lupusor
Giorgio Di Bonaventura
Federico Zampini

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Urania Milano lands Stefano Laudoni - by Eurobasket News

Urania Milano (Serie B) tabbed 28-year old swingman Stefano Laudoni (195-88kg-89) from Bawer Olimpia Matera. In 28 Serie B games he averaged impressive 15.8ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.3apg and 1.1spg last season.
Laudoni ended the previous (2015-16) season at Legnano (Serie A) where in 13 games he had 6.2ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.0apg. But the most of that year he spent at Valentinas Bottegone Pistoia. In 15 Serie B games he recorded very remarkable stats: 18.7ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.6apg.
Laudoni was a member of Italian U18 National Team back in 2006.
He has played previously for seven other teams: Palestrina, Ruvo, Fossombrone, Recanati, Rieti, Valsesia and Recanati.
Laudoni is described as: A big guard with a very powerful body, who can be unstoppable when he drives to the basket. He's also developing a good outside shot.

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Jawad Williams (ex Grissin Bon RE) agreed terms with Toyota Alvark - by Eurobasket News

Toyota Alvark Tokyo (B League) inked experienced 34-year old American forward Jawad Williams (204-101kg-83, college: N.Carolina). He played most recently at Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia in Italian Serie A. Williams managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 11 Serie A games he recorded 3.9ppg and 2.3rpg. He helped them to make it to the Italian Cup Semifinals. Williams also played that season for AEK Athens in Greek A1 where in 16 games he averaged 8.9ppg and 3.0rpg. He also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 7.9ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.6apg.
In 2005 Williams was drafted by Michigan Mayhem (CBA) in third round (23rd overall).
The former University of North Carolina standoutis in his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Williams' team won Turkish Cup in 2014. He was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game in 2015.
Williams is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to eight different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Williams has played previously professionally in France (Paris Levallois), Israel (Galil Gilboa and Hapoel Jerusalem), Puerto Rico (Indios), Spain (Baloncesto Fuenlabrada), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers), Turkey (Pinar Karsiyaka and Gaziantep), D-League (Fayetteville P.) and NBA G League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers).

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Campli inks Federico Burini - by Eurobasket News

Campli Basket (Serie B) signed 24-year old guard Federico Burini (190-93) from Valdiceppo. In 31 Serie B games he had 10.0ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.3apg and 1.4spg last season.
Burini has played previously for Val di Ceppo.

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Joe Ragland (ex Scandone AV) is a newcomer at Lokomotiv - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Lokomotiv Kuban (VTB) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old American (has also Liberian passport) point guard Joe Ragland (182-80kg-89, college: Wichita State). He has played for the last two years at Scandone Avellino in Italian Serie A. In 35 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 17.7ppg and had 3.3rpg, 5.1apg and 1.4spg last season. Ragland helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. Great season indeed as he was awarded 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 in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: 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
Joe Ragland
Trevor Lacey

Forwards:
Pavel Antipov
Stanislav Ilnitskiy

Centers:
Frank Elegar
Brian Qvale

Coach: Sasa Obradovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Balletti Park Hotel Viterbo adds Ocwieja to their roster, ex Sunshine CR - by Eurobasket News

Balletti Park Hotel Viterbo (Serie C Gold) added to their roster 24-year old Australian center Jack Ocwieja (211-93, college: Grambling State). He played last summer at Sunshine Coast Rip in Australian QBL. In 13 games he had 4.2ppg and 3.2rpg in 2016 season.
Ocwieja has played also professionally for other Australian teams like Tigers and McKinnon Cougars.
He attended Grambling State until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

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Caronna re-signs at Costa d'Orlando - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Costa d'Orlando confirmed in their roster 23-year old power forward Giuseppe Caronna (206-100kg-94). He played there last season.
The previous (15-16) season he played at San Marino Titans.
Caronna helped his team to make it to the Serie B Group D Final in 2015.
He has played previously for four other teams: Betaland Cdo, Palermo, Green Basket 99 Palermo and Piombino.

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Filippo De Pascale signs at Bologna Basket - by Eurobasket News

Asd Bologna Basket 2016 (Serie C Gold) landed 25-year old guard Filippo De Pascale (188-92) from Bertinoro.
The previous (15-16) season De Pascale played at For Pontevecchio Bologna (Serie B).
He has played previously for three other teams: Imola, Cento and Meldola.

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Federico Legnani signs at Bologna Basket - by Eurobasket News

Asd Bologna Basket 2016 (Serie C Gold) landed 32-year old guard Federico Legnani (195-85) from ISIS Basket Lugo. He has played there for the last six years. Legnani helped them to win the group title (twice) (also twice).
He has played previously for two other teams: Fortituto Kontatto Bologna and Kleb Basket Ferrara.

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Luigi Sergio signs at Bergamo - by Eurobasket News

Bergamo Basket 2014 (Serie B) landed 29-year old small forward Luigi Sergio (197-90kg-88) from Proger BLS Chieti. Sergio has played there for the last three years. In 37 Serie A2 games he averaged 5.9ppg and 3.0rpg last season.
He has played previously for five other teams: Juvecaserta, Unieuro Forli, Accademia Britannica Campobasso, Bisceglie and Maddaloni.
Sergio is described as: A solid bodied forward with good shooting range. He can play in both 3 and 4 positions.

Bergamo Basket 2014 roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Giulio Mascherpa

Forwards:
Giovanni Fattori
Luigi Sergio
Massimiliano Sanna

Center:
Davide Bozzetto

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Piacenza lands Carlton Guyton, ex Braunschweig - by Eurobasket News

UCC Assigeco Piacenza (Serie A2) tabbed 27-year old American guard Carlton Guyton (193-89kg-90, college: Kent State, agency: HMS). He played most recently at Basketball Loewen Braunschweig in German BBL league. In 25 games he averaged 11.2ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.3apg last season. He can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Guyton played at Oettinger Rockets Gotha (ProA) in German league where in 35 games he had 13.6ppg, 3.2rpg and 3.5apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Honorable Mention.
In 2012 Guyton was drafted by Erie BayHawks (D-League) in seventh round (108th overall).
He attended Kent State and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Guyton's team won MAC East Division Regular Season in 2011. He received also All-MAC Sixth Man of the Year award back in 2011 at his college time.
Guyton has played also professionally in Sweden (White Eagles) and NBA G League (Erie Bay Hawks).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: Carlton 'Scootie' is very athletic player, can play on playmaker and small guard positions. Great scorer and assistant. Strong in duel with superb ball control. Excellent in transitions and fastbreaks. Makes clever desicions on ball transfers, needs a little space to create nice moves. Valuable player!.

UCC Assigeco Piacenza roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Matteo Formenti
Davide Reati
Giacomo Sanguinetti
Carlton Guyton

Forwards:
Luca Fontecchio
Tommaso Oxilia

Coach: Andrea Zanchi

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Montegrano lands Arnold Mitt - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer Poderosa Basket Montegranaro tabbed 19-year old Estonian center Arnold Mitt (206-98). He has played for the last three years at the junior team of Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia in the Serie A. Serie A was a little too high level for him, where in only one Eurocup game he did not score anything. Serie A2 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Mitt represented Estonia at the European Championships U18 Division B in Oberwart (Austria) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 3.6ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.0bpg.
Mitt has played also professionally in Estonia (Erkmaa).

Poderosa Basket Montegranaro roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Eugenio Rivali
Ousmane Gueye
LaMarshall Corbett
Luca Campogrande

Forwards:
Marshawn Powell
Dario Zucca

Center:
Arnold Mitt

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Tashawn Thomas (ex Vanoli CR) is a newcomer at Hapoel Holon - by Nir Luna

Hapoel Unet Holon (Winner League) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American forward Tashawn Thomas (203-98kg-93, college: Oklahoma, agency: Pensack Sports). He played last season at Vanoli Cremona in Italian Serie A. In 30 games he recorded 9.1ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1bpg.
The previous (15-16) season Thomas played at Mitteldeutscher BC in German BBL where in 30 games he averaged 12.8ppg, 7.2rpg (#2 in the league), 2.3apg, 1.2spg and 1.7bpg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga 3rd Team, All-Defensive Team and All-Newcomers Team.
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 Thomas' team was regular season runner-up in Big 12 in 2015. He was also voted All-Big 12 Newcomer of the Year in 2015 at his college time.
Thomas graduated from University of Oklahoma in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Skilled athlete who has the ability to post up and also face up on the floor… Brings size and versatility… Solid ball-handler, passer and shooter.

Hapoel Unet Holon roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chanan Colman
Tamir Blatt

Forwards:
Guy Pnini
Tashawn Thomas

Coach: Dan Shamir

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Paolo Chiarello is a newcomer at Romano di Lombardia - by Eurobasket News

Romano di Lombardia (Serie C Gold) added to their roster experienced 39-year old center Paolo Chiarello (204-78). He has played for the last three seasons at Bergamo Basket 2014 in the Serie B. In 41 games he recorded 5.2ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.0apg last season. Serie C Gold will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Chiarello helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
He has spent his entire career in Italy playing for six other teams: Perugia, San Severo, Voghera, Recanati, Corato and Orzinuovi GaGa.
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Romano di Lombardia.

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Severini re-signs at Novipiu Casale - by Eurobasket News

Novipiu Casale Monferrato (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 21-year old power forward Luca Severini (204-96). He played there last season. In 34 Serie A2 games he recorded 7.0ppg and 5.0rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Severini played at The Flexx (Serie A). But in 21 games he averaged just 0.9ppg.
Despite young age Severini had impressive career. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U19 Honorable Mention in 2015.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) last year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 5.0ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.0apg, 1.4spg.
Severini has played previously for two other teams: Siena Virtus and Civitanova.

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Novipiu Casale signs Jamarr Sanders, ex Telekom Bsk - by Eurobasket News

Novipiu Casale Monferrato (Serie A2) signed 29-year old American guard Jamarr Sanders (193-95kg-88, college: UAB, agency: Two Points). He played last season at Telekom Bsk in German BBL league. In 12 games he had 3.4ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.4apg. Sanders also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 5.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.5apg. He also spent pre-season at Grissin Bon RE (Serie A) that year.
Sanders has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian LNP Gold Honorable Mention back in 2014.
Sanders has played also professionally in Greece (KAO Dramas), Italy (CZG Veroli and Dolomiti Energia Trento) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs).
He attended University of Alabama at Birmingham until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

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Banvit inks Adonis Thomas, ex Scandone AV - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (BSL) agreed terms with 24-year old American forward Adonis Thomas (198-105kg-93, college: Memphis). He played last season at Scandone Avellino in Italian Serie A. In 38 games he had 11.3ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.3apg. Thomas helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. Thomas also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 12.8ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.4apg.
The previous (15-16) season he was tested by the Pistons in NBA.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Thomas' college team won C-USA Tournament for two years in a row (2012 and 2013).
He represented USA at the World Championships U17 in Hamburg (Germany) seven years ago. Thomas' team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: 8.5ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.1apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 40.7%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 60.0%.
Thomas has played also professionally in NBA (Orlando Magic, Phi.76ers and Indiana Pacers), D-League (Springfield A.) and NBA G League (Grand Rapids Drive).
He attended University of Memphis until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Banvit Basketbol Kulubu roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Can Altintig
Tony Taylor
Jake Odum

Forwards:
Damian Kulig
Angelo Caloiaro
Adonis Thomas

Center:
Gasper Vidmar

Coach: Saso Filipovski

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Coach Antonio Paternoster takes over at Salerno - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Virtus Arechi Salerno will be led by 46-year old coach Antonio Paternoster. He coached most recently at Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria in the Serie A2.
The previous (15-16) season Paternoster coached at BCC Corvengenze Agropoli (also in Serie A2).
His team won Italian Serie B Group D Regular Season in 2015. Paternoster used to coach Associate Imola Summer League Open National Team back in 2011.
He has coached previously two other teams: San Severo and Melfi.

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Kerry Carter (ex Bayer Giants) may be added to Napoli Cuore roster - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer Cuore Napoli Basket is close to ink 26-year old American guard Kerry Carter (188-92kg-91, college: St.Mary's, CA) who played last time at Bayer Giants Leverkusen in Germany. In 24 ProB games he was the best scorer with impressive 24.8ppg and recorded 4.0rpg, 5.2apg and 2.9spg (in top 2) last season. A very good year in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and selected to 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season Carter was tested by CB Canarias in Spanish Liga Endesa where in 5 games he averaged 3.2ppg.
Carter's team was regular season runner-up in WCC in 2015.
He graduated from Saint Mary's College of California in 2015 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

Cuore Napoli Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Roberto Maggio

Forwards:
Stefan Nikolic
Mattia Mastroianni

Center:
Hrvoje Vucic

Coach: Ciccio Ponticiello

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Vincenzo Pipitone signs at Scafati - by Eurobasket News

Givova Scafati Basket (Serie A2) landed 23-year old power forward Vincenzo Pipitone (206-106kg-94) from NPC Rieti. In 14 Serie A2 games he averaged just 2.6ppg and 3.5rpg last season. Pipitone also played that season for Alma Trieste (Serie A). But in 8 games he had only 1.4ppg and 2.5rpg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the LNP Silver Playoffs Semifinals in 2014. Pipitone was selected to Italian SerieA2 All-Star Game in 2016.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U18 in Lithuania five years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 4.2ppg, 5.2rpg.
Pipitone has played previously for two other teams: Umana Venezia and Kleb Basket Ferrara.
He is described as: A solid-bodied inside player, has good inside moves but need to add playing experience and some perimetral defensive skills.

Givova Scafati Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gabriele Spizzichini
Marco Santiangeli
Gabriele Romeo
Emanuele Trapani

Forwards:
Marco Ammannato
Alex Ranuzzi
Nicholas Crow

Centers:
Vincenzo Pipitone
Andrea Antonaci

Coach: Giovanni Perdichizzi

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Giorgio Di Bonaventura joins Roseto - by Eurobasket News

Mec-Energy Roseto (Serie A2) agreed terms with 20-year old shooting guard Giorgio Di Bonaventura (192-97). He has played for the last three seasons at PMS Moncalieri/San Mauro in the Serie B. In 36 games he had 5.2ppg and 1.9rpg last season. Di Bonaventura helped them to win the regular season.

Mec-Energy Roseto roster for 2017-2018:

Riccardo Casagrande
Ion Lupusor
Giorgio Di Bonaventura
Federico Zampini

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Alex Kirk (ex Anadolu Efes) signs at Toyota Alvark - by Eurobasket News

Toyota Alvark Tokyo (B League) landed 26-year old American center Alex Kirk (211-114kg-91, college: N.Mexico, agency: Pensack Sports). He played most recently at Anadolu Efes in Turkish BSL league. Kirk managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 10 BSL games he averaged 9.0ppg and 3.2rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Kirk also played 16 games in Euroleague where he had 3.4ppg and 2.3rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. The other team Kirk played shortly was Long Lions in Chinese CBA. In 7 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.7ppg, 10.1rpg, 1.3apg and 1.9bpg.
He represented USA at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
Kirk has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Kirk has played previously professionally in Italy (The Flexx Pistoia), NBA (New York Knicks) and NBA G League (Canton Charge).
He attended University of New Mexico until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Kirk's game is described as: For a big man, he is a very good passer and can make shots from 15-20 feet.

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Jawad Williams (ex Grissin Bon RE) agreed terms with Toyota Alvark - by Eurobasket News

Toyota Alvark Tokyo (B League) inked experienced 34-year old American forward Jawad Williams (204-101kg-83, college: N.Carolina). He played most recently at Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia in Italian Serie A. Williams managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 11 Serie A games he recorded 3.9ppg and 2.3rpg. He helped them to make it to the Italian Cup Semifinals. Williams also played that season for AEK Athens in Greek A1 where in 16 games he averaged 8.9ppg and 3.0rpg. He also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 7.9ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.6apg.
In 2005 Williams was drafted by Michigan Mayhem (CBA) in third round (23rd overall).
The former University of North Carolina standoutis in his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Williams' team won Turkish Cup in 2014. He was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game in 2015.
Williams is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to eight different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Williams has played previously professionally in France (Paris Levallois), Israel (Galil Gilboa and Hapoel Jerusalem), Puerto Rico (Indios), Spain (Baloncesto Fuenlabrada), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers), Turkey (Pinar Karsiyaka and Gaziantep), D-League (Fayetteville P.) and NBA G League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers).

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San Lorenzo to sign Dar Tucker - by Eurobasket News

San Lorenzo de Almagra (LigaA) to sign 29-year old Jordanian international shooting guard Dar Tucker (193-88, college: De Paul) who plays at Hunan in China. He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. In three NBL games he had very impressive stats: 35.3ppg, 8.3rpg, 4.7apg and 1.3spg last season. The last season he played at Estudiantes where in 56 LigaA games he recorded also remarkable stats: 21.9ppg, 6.9rpg, 2.7apg and 1.3spg. Tucker helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Quite impressive season as he was voted Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Guard of the Year.
In 2009 he was drafted by Idaho Stampede (D-League) in second round (18th overall).
The former De Paul University staris in his ninth season in pro basketball.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Tucker was voted USBasket.com All-D-League Most Improved Player of the Year back in 2011.
He also represented Jordan at the FIBA Asia Challenge in Tehran (Iran) last year. Tucker's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 8 games: Score-1 (26.8ppg), 6.6rpg, 3.3apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 57.4%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 80.0%.
Tucker is quite experienced player. He has played in eight different countries on three different continents (Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Tucker has played previously professionally in Bahrain (Al Manama), Dominican Rep., France, Puerto Rico (Vaqueros), Venezuela (Trotamundos), Dominican Republic (Huracanes del Atlantico), D-League (N.Mexico T.) and NBA G League (Los Angeles D-Fenders and Reno Bighorns).

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Slovakia narrowly edges Kosovo - by Eurobasket News

Slovakia narrowly edges Kosovo 75-73 in a friendly game. The latter grabbed a 24-18 lead at the end of the first period, while Slovakia replied with a 24-14 surge in the second frame. Kosovo again posted an 18-16 rally in the third period to reduce to 2 points, while both teams scored 17 points in the last stanza for the final result.
Andre Jones (191-G-90, college: Winthrop) top-scored for the winners with 19 points, while Mario Ihring (192-G-98, agency: Octagon Europe) netted 11. Richard Korner (197-SF-90) followed them with 9 points. Dardan Berisha (191-SG-88) replied with 25 points in the losing effort and Lis Shoshi (211-F-94) notched 16.



Kosova beat Slovakia in friendly - by Dren Shporta

Kosova national team has managed to beat Slovakia in a unofficial friendly match played last night at Bratislava.

The national team has reached first victory on Brad Greenberg (agency: Three Eye Sports )'s era, after beating narrowly 69-60 the Slovaks.

Dardan Berisha (191-SG-88), the new captain of national team, has scored 18 points and managed to assist 7 times to his teammates in this victory.

Fisnik Rugova (208-PF-89) was also profilic yesterday, where he added 14 points, while 8 of them in the second quarter.

The newcomer to the national team, Erjon Kastrati (198-SG-94), has also scored double ciphered points, adding 12.

Days before, Kosovo has lost from Austria in a friendly 74-49 (33-22).

Today Kosova plays again with Slovakia, while on the weekend they will play twice against Albania.



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  LATVIA  


VEF Riga inks Antwan Scott, ex Aris - by Eurobasket News

VEF Riga (LBL) agreed terms with 25-year old American guard Antwan Scott (188-81kg-92, college: Colorado State, agency: Elevate Agency). He played last season at Aris in Greek A1 league. Scott managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 7 A1 games he had 4.0ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.6apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Scott also played that season for KTP Basket in Finnish Korisliiga where in 14 games he recorded very impressive stats: 22.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.9apg and 1.6spg. The other team he played that season for was New Heroes Basketball Den Bosch in Dutch Eredivisie. In 11 games he averaged remarkable 20.6ppg, 4.5rpg, 5.5apg and 2.3spg.
Scott has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He was voted NABC All-District 17 2nd Team in 2016 at his college time.
Scott graduated from Colorado State in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

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  LIBERIA  


Joe Ragland (ex Scandone AV) is a newcomer at Lokomotiv - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Lokomotiv Kuban (VTB) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old American (has also Liberian passport) point guard Joe Ragland (182-80kg-89, college: Wichita State). He has played for the last two years at Scandone Avellino in Italian Serie A. In 35 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 17.7ppg and had 3.3rpg, 5.1apg and 1.4spg last season. Ragland helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. Great season indeed as he was awarded 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 in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: 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
Joe Ragland
Trevor Lacey

Forwards:
Pavel Antipov
Stanislav Ilnitskiy

Centers:
Frank Elegar
Brian Qvale

Coach: Sasa Obradovic

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  LITHUANIA  


Sarunas Vasiliauskas signs at Trabzonspor - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol (BSL) landed 28-year old Lithuanian international point guard Sarunas Vasiliauskas (188-70kg-89, agency: Players Group). He played most recently at Muratbey Usak Sportlif Basketbol in Turkish BSL league. Vasiliauskas managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 20 BSL games he averaged 12.2ppg, 1.9rpg and 4.3apg. He also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 15.0ppg, 1.8rpg and 4.5apg. Vasiliauskas helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 5 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 11.6ppg, 1.6rpg and 4.2apg. The other team Vasiliauskas played that season for was Joventut in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 12 games he got 5.3ppg and 1.0apg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Lithuanian Cup Final Four in 2016. Vasiliauskas received also Eurobasket.com Lithuanian LKL All-Domestic Players Team award in 2016.
He has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. Vasiliauskas has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
He also represented Lithuania at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
Vasiliauskas has played also professionally in Poland (Trefl), Lithuania (Zalgiris, LSU-Atletas, Lietkabelis, Vytautas and P.Zvaigzdes) and Russia (Ruskon Mordovia).

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Lithuania U16 wins Baltic Cup - by Eurobasket News

Lithuania U16 won Baltic Cup in Kaunas. They posted three consecutive wins to clinch the title. In the decisive third game Lithuania U16 overcame Turkey U16 73-67. Marek Blazevic (C-01) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Modestas Kancleris (198-F-01) added 14. Canberk Kavsuk (01) ended up with 20 points in the losing effort, while Omer Yasir Kucuk (01) posted 15.
Latvia U16 posted a 73-57 victory against Estonia U16 in day 3 as Alekss Berzins notched 22 in a win.



Lukauskis comes back to Lietuvos rytas - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (LKL) added to their roster experienced 38-year old ex-international guard Mindaugas Lukauskis (198-92kg-79). It is actually his comeback to Vilnius as he has played here before. Lukauskis played last season at Lietkabelis (LKL). In 46 games he recorded 8.7ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.7apg and 1.6spg. He helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals. Lukauskis also played 13 games in Eurocup where he averaged 8.2ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.4apg and 1.1spg (in top 2).
The previous (15-16) season Lukauskis played at Lietuvos rytas. In 43 LKL games he had 6.0ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.7apg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Lukauskis also played 10 games in Eurocup where he got just 2.4ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.0apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Lukauskis' team won Lithuanian Cup in 2009 and 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL 1st Team back in 2014.
Lukauskis represented Lithuania at the European Championships in Poland eight years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 2.0ppg, 1.2rpg.
Lukauskis is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket), Germany (EWE Baskets), Italy (Basket Barcellona), Spain (Valencia Basket and RETAbet Bilbao Basket), Turkey (Tofas) and Lithuania (Dzukija, Sakalai and Vytautas).
Lukauskis is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Lietuvos rytas.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A big guard who shoots well from outside, but also is able to create his ouwn shot frm the dribble. He's completely skilled, makes well all the intangibles, but hesn't so quick, and he's a better defender on SFs than SGs.

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Lietuvos rytas ink Travis Peterson, ex Hapoel J-M - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (LKL) agreed terms with 32-year old American power forward Travis Peterson (208-85, college: Samford). He played last season at Hapoel Jerusalem in Israeli Winner League, but left the team in Jul.'17. In 36 games he had 7.1ppg and 4.4rpg. Peterson also played 19 games in Eurocup where he recorded 6.9ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.2apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Peterson ended the previous (2015-16) season at Valencia Basket in Spanish Liga Endesa. But in four games he averaged just 1.5ppg and 1.0apg. But the most of that year he spent at Avtodor in Russian league. In 16 Eurocup games he got impressive 18.1ppg, 6.6rpg and 2.6apg. Peterson also played 32 games in VTB United League where he was fifth best scorer with 13.5ppg and got 7.6rpg, 2.6apg and 1.2spg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013. Peterson won Israeli Premier League championship title and made it to the cup final.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Honorable Mention in 2016.
Peterson is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bulgaria (Lukoil Academic Sofia and Rilski), Ukraine (Hoverla), Spain (Blusens Monbus) and Czech Republic (Prostejov).
Peterson attended Samford University until 2008 and it will be his tenth season as a professional player.
He could be described: Most versatile offensive performer ... excellent 3-point shooter for his size ... great decision-maker who will be counted on for scoring around the goal ... directs the offense from the center position.

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Chris Kramer (ex EWE Baskets) may join Lietuvos rytas - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (LKL) is in talks to sign 29-year old American guard Chris Kramer (191-96kg-88, college: Purdue) who played last time at EWE Baskets Oldenburg in Germany. Kramer has played there for the last five years. In 43 BBL games he recorded 10.3ppg, 5.6rpg, 6.6apg and 2.2spg last season. Kramer helped them to make it to the final. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga 3rd Team and All-Defensive Team. Kramer also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 9.5ppg, 5.4rpg, 6.2apg (top 2) and 1.9spg (in top 2). It was a very successful season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League 2nd Team.
Kramer has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements his team won German Bundesliga Cup in 2015. Kramer received also All-Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2010 at his college time.
Kramer has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Kramer has played previously professionally in Puerto Rico (Mets) and NBA G League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
He attended Purdue University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

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Jokubas Gintvainis agreed terms with Manresa - by Eurobasket News

ICL Manresa (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old Lithuanian small forward Jokubas Gintvainis (193-80kg-94). He played most recently at Magia Huesca in the LEB Gold. In 34 games he recorded 12.4ppg, 2.2rpg, 4.1apg and 1.4spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Gintvainis played at Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys in Lithuanian LKL. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 26 LKL games he averaged 4.7ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.3apg. Gintvainis also played 7 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 5.9ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.9apg. He also played 3 games in Baltic League where he got 8.0ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.7apg.
Gintvainis represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) three years ago. His stats at that event were 10 games: 4.7ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.8apg.
Gintvainis has played previously professionally in Germany (Science City Jena) and Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas, Lietkabelis, Sakalai, Olimpas Plunge and TonyBet).

ICL Manresa roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Daniel Garcia

Forwards:
Jordi Trias
Jokubas Gintvainis
Nil Bria

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Demondre Harvey (ex Oulun NMKY) signs at Bascharage - by Eurobasket News

BBC Bascharage Hedgehogs (Total League) landed 24-year old American forward Demondre Harvey (201-95kg-93, college: La-Monroe). He played most recently at Oulun NMKY in Finnish 1st Division. In 24 games he averaged impressive 15.4ppg, 12.4rpg (#2 in the league), 1.4apg, 1.3spg and 1.3bpg last season. Harvey helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Finnish 1st Division A Forward of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team.
Harvey played in the final of Sun Belt Tournament in 2016.
He graduated from University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

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Aaron Harrison (ex Ciclista) agreed terms with Bascharage - by Eurobasket News

BBC Bascharage Hedgehogs (Total League) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American swingman Aaron Harrison (198-95kg-93, college: Lynn). He played most recently at Ciclista in Argentinian TNA league. In 33 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.0ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.3apg and 1.7spg last season. Harrison helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Arantia where in 13 Total League games he averaged remarkable 25.2ppg, 10.3rpg, 3.8apg and 3.0spg (leader !!!). Harrison contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league.
He received All-SSC 1st Team award in 2015 at his college time.
Harrison graduated from Lynn University in 2015 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

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Coach Love left Contern - by Eurobasket News

39-year old British coach Gavin Love left AB Contern (Total League). The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Love's team made it to the British BBL Cup Final Four in 2013. He was also voted Nominated for The Herald's Coach of the Year back in 2013.
Love has coached previously professionally in Denmark (Wolfpack) and United Kingdom (Plymouth Raiders).

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Arantia keeps Tabb for another season - by Eurobasket News

BBC Arantia Larochette (Total League) re-signed American swingman Ladarius Tabb (196-86kg, college: Alabama A&M). He was a team leader there last season. In 18 Total League games he was the best scorer with impressive 28.2ppg and recorded 14.4rpg (leader !!!), 1.9apg and 2.6spg (in top 3). A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Luxembourg League Honorable Mention.
Last year Tabb was drafted by Grand Rapids Drive (D-League) in fifth round (85th overall).
He graduated from University of Alabama A&M in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.
Tabb received All-SWAC 1st Team award in 2016 at his college time.

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Arantia inks Xavier Pollard - by Eurobasket News

BBC Arantia Larochette (Total League) signed 26-year old American guard Xavier Pollard (193-95kg-91). He has only college experience while playing for Kent State University (NCAA). In 22 games he had 11.6ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.8apg and 1.0spg in 2015-16 season.
As mentioned above Pollard is just out of college, so it will be his first season as a professional player.

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  NBA  


The Rockets keep Brown for another season - by Eurobasket News

Houston Rockets (NBA) re-signed 33-year old former international point guard Bobby Brown (188-79kg-84, college: CS Fullerton). He played there last season. In 30 NBA games he averaged just 2.9ppg. Brown helped them to make it to the conference semifinals.
He ended the previous (2015-16) season at Besiktas in Turkish BSL where in 6 games he had very impressive stats: 17.5ppg, 2.3rpg and 4.5apg. But the most of that year Brown spent at Leopards in Chinese CBA. In 37 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 29.2ppg, 4.7rpg, 6.3apg and 1.1spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Honorable Mention.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
Among other achievements Brown won Italian SerieA championship title in 2013. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Panamerican Games 1st Team award in 2015.
Brown represented USA at the Panamerican Games in Toronto (Canada) two years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 5 games: Score-5 (17.6ppg), 2.6rpg, Assists-2 (4.4apg), FGP: 45.9%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 85.7%.
Brown is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in five different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Brown has played previously professionally in Germany (ALBA Berlin and EWE Baskets), Greece (Aris), Poland (Asseco), other NBA teams (LA Clippers and Sacramento Kings) and Italy (Mens Sana 1871 Siena).
He attended California State University, Fullerton until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Brown's outlook: A very athletic combo guard with great scoring and leaping ability. He improved his quarterbacking skills over last season overseas and seems now ready for the top level.

Houston Rockets roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Bobby Brown
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

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Kadeem Allen agreed terms with the Celtics - by Eurobasket News

Boston Celtics strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old guard Kadeem Allen (191-88kg-93). He just graduated from Arizona (NCAA). Allen has played there for the last three years. In 33 games he recorded 9.8ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.9apg and 1.6spg last season. Allen helped them to win Pac-12 Tournament and they also made it to the NCAA Sweet 16. Great season indeed as he was voted to All-Pac-12 2nd Team and Pac-12 All-Defensive Team.
This summer he was drafted by the Celtics in second round (53rd overall). Allen just graduated from Arizona and it is his first season in pro basketball.

Boston Celtics roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Kadeem Allen

Forwards:
Daniel Theis
Abdel Nader
Ante Zizic
Jayson Tatum
Semi Ojeleye

Center:
Aron Baynes

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James Jones Joins Suns' Front Office; GM McDonough Extended - by Eurobasket News

Longtime NBA forward James Jones (6'8''-F-80, college: Miami, FL) appears ready to call it a career as a player, and will transition into a front office role in Phoenix. The Suns announced today in a press release that Jones has joined the franchise and has been named vice president of basketball operations. According to the Suns, Jones will report to general manager Ryan McDonough, who has received a new multiyear contract extension from the franchise. Jones will work alongside McDonough to 'oversee all basketball-related matters for the Suns,' per the announcement. 'I would like to thank [team owner] Robert [Sarver] and his partners for extending my agreement with this great franchise,' McDonough said in a statement. 'We have laid the foundation for what we hope will become the next championship caliber Suns team. There is still a lot of work to be done to reach our ultimate goal of bringing a championship to Phoenix so we are thrilled to add James Jones to our staff.' Jones, 36, has played for 14 seasons in the NBA, spending team with the Pacers, Suns, Trail Blazers, Heat, and Cavaliers, appearing in 709 regular-season games and another 148 playoff contests.. Along with LeBron James, Jones has appeared in the last seven NBA Finals. However, a report earlier this month suggested that the veteran forward wouldn't be returning to the Cavs for the 2017/18 campaign. Instead, Jones will take his talents to the Suns' front office, and will look to help McDonough guide a rebuilding organization. Phoenix entered this month mulling the idea of making a big splash in free agency, but watched Blake Griffin re-sign with the Clippers and backed off Paul Millsap (6'8''-F-85, college: Louisiana Tech), opting instead to focus on developing the team's young players. The Suns' roster currently features a mix of promising youngsters and veteran role players. The club figures to build around players like Devin Booker, Josh Jackson, Dragan Bender, Marquese Chriss, Alan Williams, and Tyler Ulis, with veterans such as Tyson Chandler and Jared Dudley not part of the long-term plans. Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight are also believed to be on the trade block.
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The Timberwolves land Jamal Crawford - by Eurobasket News

Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) tabbed experienced 37-year old guard Jamal Crawford (196-91kg-80, college: Michigan) from LA Clippers. Crawford has played there for the last five years. In 89 NBA games he averaged 12.3ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.5apg last season.
In 2000 he was drafted by Cleveland Cavaliers in first round (8th overall). Crawford attended University of Michigan and it will be his 18th (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he received All-NBA Sixth Man of the Year award in 2014 and 2016.
Crawford has played previously professionally in China (Xinjiang Flying Tige) and other NBA teams (Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers and New York Knicks).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at the Timberwolves.
Crawford is described as: A point guard or shooting guard; possesses great size but does not have much experience as a playmaker.

Minnesota Timberwolves roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jamal Crawford
Jeff Teague
Charles Cooke

Forward:
Taj Gibson

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Chalmers re-signs at the Grizzlies - by Eurobasket News

Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) confirmed in their roster 31-year old point guard Mario Chalmers (188-86kg-86, college: Kansas). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 55 NBA games he had 10.8ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.8apg and 1.5spg in 2015-16 season. Chalmers also played for the Heat where in 6 NBA games he recorded 5.5ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.2apg and 1.3spg.
In 2008 he was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves in second round (34th overall). Chalmers attended University of Kansas. It will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of NBA in 2011 and 2014. Chalmers was also voted NBA All-Rookie 2nd Team back in 2009.
He is a very experienced player.
Chalmers could be described: The steal of the 2008 NBA Draft... has a great scoring ability, good court sense and can play either guard spot, but the true surprise was how well he can defend on NBA level opponents.... showed also a great personality and he's yet able to quarterback well the Heat offense... needs to learn a lot yet, but understands the game and works hard vevery day ... upside is huge ....

Memphis Grizzlies roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mario Chalmers
Tyreke Evans
Ben McLemore
Kobi Simmons

Forwards:
Wayne Selden
Rade Zagorac

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The Celtics tab Semi Ojeleye - by Eurobasket News

Boston Celtics inked 23-year old naturalized Nigerian forward Semi Ojeleye (201-107kg-94). He just graduated from Southern Methodist University (NCAA). Ojeleye has played there for the last three years. In 35 games he recorded very impressive stats: 19.0ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.5apg last season. Ojeleye helped them to win AAC Tournament and end the regular season at the top position. A very good season in his career as he was awarded All-AAC Player of the Year, All-AAC All-Tournament MVP and All-AAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
This summer he was drafted by the Celtics in second round (37th overall). Ojeleye just graduated from Southern Methodist University and it is his first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he won HS Kansas 4A State championship title in 2013. Ojeleye received also HS Gatorade Kansas Boys Basketball Player of the Year award back in 2013 at his college time.

Boston Celtics roster for 2017-2018:

Forwards:
Daniel Theis
Abdel Nader
Ante Zizic
Jayson Tatum
Semi Ojeleye

Center:
Aron Baynes

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NBL Canada season to tip off sooner to boost attendance - by Eurobasket News

The National Basketball League of Canada is moving up its schedule for next season by six weeks because fans want to spend more time outside in the spring. The season will now begin in mid-November, rather than late December, and will end at the beginning of April, as opposed to mid-May. Tyrone Levingston, the president of the Cape Breton Highlanders, said a survey of fans was conducted to look at when the season should run. "Our fans showed that that was the right choice to make," he said, pointing out that attendance had been dropping off toward the end of the season around the league. Levingston said people start opening up cottages in April and generally want to spend more time outdoors at that time of the year. The NBL Canada schedule for 2017-18 has not yet been completed, but play will begin on Nov. 18. Levingston also announced the league has mandated that each team carry five Canadian players on its roster, up from the previous requirement of four. He said the eventual goal of the league is to have Canadians represent the majority on team rosters. At present, players from the U.S. make up the bulk of the roster. Levingston said there are expansion plans for the 10-team league. He said St. John's and Sudbury, Ont., are both expected to put teams on the floor within two years. However, there's controversy over the plans to set up shop in St. John's.
Courtesy of: cbc.ca



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Forward leaving Kansas program - by Eurobasket News

Kansas' already thin frontline took a hit Wednesday night when it came to light that Jack Whitman (6'9''-F) will not suit up for the Jayhawks. Whitman, a transfer from William & Mary, will leave the Kansas program, according to multiple reports. The 6-foot-9 forward averaged 10.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game last season for the Tribe before deciding to graduate transfer, committing to the Jayhawks in May. 'I know I can play with these guys, contribute and help us win games this year,' Whitman told the Kansas City Star last month. Instead, the Jayhawks will have to make due with a frontcourt that will be lacking much depth. Udoka Azubuike is back after missing most of last year with an injury while Billy Preston and Mitch Lightfoot will also be expected to be contributors. Whitman wasn't expected to put up huge numbers for the Jayhawks, but his departure does leave them vulnerable should injury or foul trouble find the Kansas big men at some point. As the KC Star points out, though, Kansas is in contention to land top recruit Marvin Bagley, who is considering classifying to 2017, a class in which Kansas now has an open scholarship that could conceivably go to the 6-foot-10 five-star prospect.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



Minnesota lands in-state 2018 forward - by Eurobasket News

Minnesota is building its frontcourt of the future in its 2018 class without even leaving the Twin Cities. Jarvis Thomas, a four-star forward, committed to the Gophers on Tuesday evening, becoming the second in-state frontcourt player in Richard Pitino 's newest class. The 6-foot-7 forward hails from the Minneapolis suburbs and joins another local product, four-star center Daniel Oturo, to forge a potentially formidable future frontcourt for Pitino and Co., who are coming off their first NCAA tournament appearance in four seasons at Minnesota. Both Thomas and Oturo play for the Howard Pulley program. 'I'm headed to Minnesota & I picked them because it's home. I have a good relationship with the staff. I'm just comfortable,' Thomas said, according to Ryan James of Gopher Illustrated. 'I made a decision for myself, but Daniel was a plus to it. Me & Daniel room every tournament we play.We are always together.' Landing two high-profile in-state recruits is a major development for Pitino after the Gophers went 0-for in the 2017 class despite offering numerous Minnesota prospects. In fact, Thomas' commitment, presumably, sent Pitino to Twitter to celebrate with a Gopher GIF from 'Caddyshack.'
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



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  NCAA2  


Anthony Lorenzo Assistant Basketball Coach at Academy of Art University - by Eurobasket News

As the fall season looms just around the corner, Academy of Art men's basketball head coach Julius Barnes has announced the addition of Anthony Lorenzo to his coaching staff. The new assistant coach joins the Urban Knights after stepping across town from University of San Francisco where he served as Video Coordinator for the Don's men's basketball team during the 2016-17 season. Prior to working at USF, Lorenzo spent two years coaching NCAA Division III men's basketball with stays at Centenary College and Rutgers University-Newark. During that time, he helped coach his teams to two winning seasons including a 20-8 record with the Scarlet Raiders (2015-16) and a 15-13 record with the Cyclones (2014-15). 'I am excited to have Anthony Lorenzo as a new member of the staff and believe that he will be a valuable asset to our program,' said Barnes. 'He brings tremendous work ethic and is very knowledgeable about the game of basketball. His prior coaching experience at the Division III level and recent role at University of San Francisco make him a great fit. I look forward to his contributions, both on and off the court.' While growing up in Piscataway, N.J., Lorenzo was a two-sport athlete, competing on varsity for two years in both basketball and football at Bishop Ahr High School. After graduating, he headed to Rutgers University-New Brunswick and spent two years as the Head Student Manager for the women's basketball team under Hall of Fame coach C. Vivian Stringer. Also while in college, Lorenzo spent time as a coach for the Hoop Group Elite and Hoop Nation AAU and graduated with a degree in Exercise Science and Sports Studies, Sport Management. 'I'm extremely excited to be here at the Academy of Art,' said Lorenzo. 'I'm thankful of Coach Barnes for providing me the opportunity to coach basketball in one of the most eclectic cities in the country. The opportunity to learn from and grow under a coach who has had much success in the Bay Area, is second to none. I look forward to preparing and developing our student-athletes here at the Academy of Art not only on the basketball court, but for life after as well.'
Courtesy of: hoopdirt.com



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The Celtics tab Semi Ojeleye - by Eurobasket News

Boston Celtics inked 23-year old naturalized Nigerian forward Semi Ojeleye (201-107kg-94). He just graduated from Southern Methodist University (NCAA). Ojeleye has played there for the last three years. In 35 games he recorded very impressive stats: 19.0ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.5apg last season. Ojeleye helped them to win AAC Tournament and end the regular season at the top position. A very good season in his career as he was awarded All-AAC Player of the Year, All-AAC All-Tournament MVP and All-AAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
This summer he was drafted by the Celtics in second round (37th overall). Ojeleye just graduated from Southern Methodist University and it is his first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he won HS Kansas 4A State championship title in 2013. Ojeleye received also HS Gatorade Kansas Boys Basketball Player of the Year award back in 2013 at his college time.

Boston Celtics roster for 2017-2018:

Forwards:
Daniel Theis
Abdel Nader
Ante Zizic
Jayson Tatum
Semi Ojeleye

Center:
Aron Baynes

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Roanne adds Jackson to their roster, ex PGE Turow - by Eurobasket News

Chorale de Roanne Basket (ProB) added to their roster 31-year old American shooting guard David Jackson (195-86, college: W.Illinois). He was about to sign at PGE Turow in Polish PLK league. The last season Jackson played also at PGE Turow (TBL) in Polish league where in 30 games he had 7.9ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to make it to the Polish Cup Semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Jackson's team made it to the French ProB Leaders Cup final in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProB 2nd Team in 2016.
Jackson is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (Novipiu Casale), Montenegro (Jedinstvo), Slovakia (Pezinok) and France (Boulazac Basket).
Jackson attended Western Illinois University until 2008 and it is his tenth season as a professional player.
On Jackson: Crafty player with great vision and offensive skills. For a player entering pro in europe, his skills are advanced. Smooth. Can shoot, handle and pass. Elevates his teammates with great vision and unselfish play. Clutch player. A leader, who has the ability to will his team to victory..... tremendous team player who would rather win and score 10 than lose and score 40. Very cerebral. Does an excellent job of breaking down opponents and taking what the defense gives him. Can stroke it from outside as well as get by his man and take it to the rim. Has worked extremely hard over the 1st year as pro in europe, to gain strength and muscle mass.

Chorale de Roanne Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jason Williams
David Jackson
Mathis Keita
Thomas Ville
Mathieu Brun

Forwards:
Sambou Traore
Robert Nyakundi
Clement Cavallo

Center:
Pierre Brun

Coach: Laurent Pluvy

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Marcin Bluma agreed terms with Slask Wroclaw - by Eurobasket

1Liga newcomer WKS Slask Wroclaw inked 28-year old forward Marcin Bluma (201-89) from Nysa Klodzko. In 34 1Liga games he recorded 14.5ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.6apg last season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Polish 1Liga 2nd Team.
Bluma has played previously for two other teams: Slask Wroclaw and AZS PCz.

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Rosa Radom adds Punter to their roster, ex Antwerp - by Eurobasket News

Rosa Radom (PLK) added to their roster 24-year old American guard Kevin Punter (188-82kg-93, college: Tennessee). He played last season at Port of Antwerp Giants in Belgian Euromillions League. In 16 games he recorded 11.5ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.6apg and 1.9spg (in top 2). Punter helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played that season for GS Lavrio in Greek A1 where in 21 games he averaged 12.5ppg and 2.4rpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Honorable Mention.
Punter 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 he won NJCAA D1 Region XVI championship title in 2014. Punter was also voted NJCAA D1 All-America 1st Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Punter graduated from University of Tennessee in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

Rosa Radom roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Daniel Szymkiewicz
Marcin Piechowicz
Filip Zegzula
Kevin Punter

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

Center:
Igor Zaytsev

Coach: Wojciech Kaminski

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Weegree AZS KU Politechnika Opolska adds Basinski to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Weegree AZS KU Politechnika Opolska (2Liga) added to their roster experienced 39-year old point guard Radoslaw Basinski (188-78). He has played for the last four seasons at GKS Tychy in the 1Liga. In 34 games he recorded 7.7ppg, 4.9rpg, 4.2apg and 1.4spg last season. 2Liga 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 Basinski's team made it to the 1Liga Semifinals in 2010, 2011 and 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Polish 1Liga Honorable Mention back in 2009 and 2010.
Basinski has spent his entire career in Poland playing for four other teams: SKK Siedlce, Alba Chorzow, Kwidzyn and MKS Dabrowa Gornicza.
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Weegree AZS KU Politechnika Opolska.

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Phil Taylor joins Stelmet ZG - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Stelmet Zielona Gora (PLK) landed 26-year old American point guard Phil Taylor (178-79kg-91) for try-outs. He just graduated from Shorter (NCAA2). In 24 games he averaged impressive 33.3ppg, 4.5rpg, 4.2apg and 2.0spg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to All-GSC 1st Team.
As mentioned above Taylor is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

Stelmet Zielona Gora roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lukasz Koszarek
James Florence
Filip Matczak
Phil Taylor
Jakub Der

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

Coach: Artur Gronek

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Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Damien WILKINS
  Guayama
  (198-G-80)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Wilkins, Guayama20.3 
 2. Ebanks, San German20.2 
 3. Liz, Ponce19.9 
 4. Harris, Ponce19.5 
 5. Costner, Isabela18.4 
 6. Rosario, Quebradillas18.2 
 7. Warrick, Ponce17.8 
 8. Huertas, Arecibo17.3 
 9. Hodge, Arecibo16.9 
 10. Laury, Mayaguez16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Ponce
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Dawson, Ponce9.7 
 2. Akindele, Bayamon9.5 
 3. Laury, Mayaguez9.2 
 4. Famous, Isabela9.1 
 5. Romero, Bayamon8.9 
 6. James, Fajardo8.8 
 7. Jefferson, Arecibo8.6 
 8. Clarke, Arecibo8.5 
 9. Collier, Mayaguez8.0 
 10. James, Fajardo7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Gary BROWNE
  San German
  (185-G-93)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Browne, San German7.7 
 2. Arroyo, Fajardo7.4 
 3. Abreu, Aguada6.0 
 4. Fitch, Quebradillas5.8 
 5. Smith, Quebradillas5.5 
 6. Guzman, Isabela5.2 
 7. Soto, Bayamon5.2 
 8. Hodge, Arecibo4.7 
 9. Duran, Mayaguez4.6 
 10. Clarke, Arecibo4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Walter HODGE
  Arecibo
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Hodge, Arecibo1.8 
 2. Wilkins, Guayama1.7 
 3. Liz, Ponce1.6 
 4. Abreu, Aguada1.4 
 5. Behanan, Arecibo1.4 
 6. Harris, Ponce1.3 
 7. Browne, San German1.3 
 8. Rosario, Quebradillas1.2 
 9. Collier, Mayaguez1.2 
 10. Fitch, Quebradillas1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Fajardo
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. James, Fajardo2.6 
 2. Penn, Guayama2.1 
 3. Diaz, Quebradillas1.9 
 4. Jefferson, Arecibo1.3 
 5. Buckner, Fajardo1.1 
 6. Orozco, Isabela1.1 
 7. Lalanne, Arecibo1.1 
 8. Franklin, San G.1.0 
 9. Gaston, Aguada1.0 
 10. Akindele, Bayamon1.0 


BSN Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Fajardo and Aguada post victories - by Eurobasket News

Fajardo - Quebradillas 85-79

Fajardo topped Quebradillas to cut the deficit in the semifinal series. Piratas were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Cariduros made 8 blocks. It was a good game for American forward Reginald Buckner (206-91, college: Mississippi) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocks. The former international guard Miguel-Ali Berdiel (198-83, college: Valparaiso) contributed with 16 points and 4 assists for the winners. Cariduros' coach Allans Colon used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Will Daniels (202-86, college: Rhode Island) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international swingman Alejandro Carmona (194-83) added 17 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) in the effort for Piratas. Five Cariduros and four Piratas players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Fajardo: R.Buckner 19+12reb+1ast, M.Ali Berdiel 16+4reb+4ast, C.Arroyo 11+4reb+9ast, C.Ortiz 11+5reb, E.Ayuso 10+2reb+2ast, D.James 9+4reb+1ast
Quebradillas: J.Bryan Diaz 20+5reb, A.Carmona 17+9reb+2ast, W.Daniels 13+11reb+4ast, T.Holloway 11+2reb+11ast, M.Rosario 9+1reb, J.Mojica 7+1ast
gschID: 550479


Aguada - Arecibo 99-92

Aguada outscored Arecibo to surge ahead in the series. Capitanes were ahead by 3 points after three quarters before a 25-15 charge of Santeros, which allowed them to win the game. They made 21-of-26 charity shots (80.8 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Santeros especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. Capitanes were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American swingman Lamar Patterson (196-91, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Pensack Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 8 rebounds and 11 assists. American-Dominican forward Emmanuel Andujar (198-93, college: Manhattan) helped adding 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Santeros players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was the former international point guard Denis Clemente (183-86, college: Kansas St.) with 32 points and American forward Coty Clarke (201-92, college: Arkansas, agency: BeoBasket) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Capitanes' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Aguada: E.Andujar 18+6reb+5ast, L.Patterson 17+8reb+11ast, C.Gaston 16+2reb+2ast, R.Hettsheimer 16+8reb+1ast, G.Clavell 11+3reb, F.Jonathan Han 10+1reb+2ast
Arecibo: D.Clemente 32+3reb+1ast, W.Hodge 21+6ast, C.Clarke 19+10reb+5ast, D.Jefferson 7+2reb+1ast, D.Cortez 7+3reb, A.Alamo 4+6reb
gschID: 550478





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  ROMANIA  


Reed re-signs at Targu Mures - by Eurobasket News

BC Mures Targu-Mures (Liga Nationala) confirmed in their roster 29-year old American swingman Lamarcus Reed (196-83kg-88, college: Texas Arlington). He played there last season. Reed managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 14 Liga Nationala games he had 14.8ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.1apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the cup final. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Honorable Mention. Reed also played that season for Peja (SuperLeague) in Kosovo. The team played in three different competitions that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 12 SuperLeague games he recorded 13.6ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3spg. Reed also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged remarkable 17.7ppg, 6.3rpg and 3.2apg. He also played 10 games in Balkan League where he got 12.8ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.3apg and 1.1spg.
Reed has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Southland Conference West Division Regular Season in 2012. Reed was also voted All-Southland Conference 1st Team back in 2012 at his college time.
Reed is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Antwerp Giants), Cyprus (Etha), Finland (KTP Basket), France (SPO Rouen), Greece (Aris) and Sweden (BC Lulea).
Reed attended University of Texas at Arlington until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

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  RUSSIA  


Joe Ragland (ex Scandone AV) is a newcomer at Lokomotiv - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Lokomotiv Kuban (VTB) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old American (has also Liberian passport) point guard Joe Ragland (182-80kg-89, college: Wichita State). He has played for the last two years at Scandone Avellino in Italian Serie A. In 35 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 17.7ppg and had 3.3rpg, 5.1apg and 1.4spg last season. Ragland helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. Great season indeed as he was awarded 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 in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: 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
Joe Ragland
Trevor Lacey

Forwards:
Pavel Antipov
Stanislav Ilnitskiy

Centers:
Frank Elegar
Brian Qvale

Coach: Sasa Obradovic

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Khimki adds Thomas to their roster, ex Jilin NE T. - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) added to their roster 29-year old American forward Malcolm Thomas (206-102kg-88, college: San Diego State, agency: GFSG). He played last season at Jilin Northeast Tigers in Chinese CBA league. In 37 games he recorded very impressive stats: 20.0ppg, 16.4rpg, 3.9apg, 1.5spg and 1.6bpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Honorable Mention.
The previous (2016) summer Thomas was tested by Meralco Bolts (PBA) in Filipino league.
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 Thomas was voted USBasket.com All-D-League Forward of the Year back in 2012.
He is quite experienced player. Thanks to Thomas' pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America) in five different countries. Thomas has played previously professionally in Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Korea, Puerto Rico (Piratas), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz and Phi.76ers) and NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors and Los Angeles D-Fenders).
He attended San Diego State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Sergey Monya
Malcolm Thomas
Tyler Honeycutt
Andrey Zubkov
Anthony Gill

Center:
Dmitry Sokolov

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

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Enisey keeps Pavlov for another season - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarsk (VTB) re-signed 31-year old forward Aleksandr Pavlov (201-99kg-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 14 FIBA Europe Cup games he recorded 5.4ppg and 2.9rpg last season. Pavlov helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 18 games in VTB United League where he averaged just 2.6ppg and 2.5rpg.
Pavlov won Russian Superleague championship title in 2011.
He has played previously professionally also in Latvia (Liepaja/Triobet) and Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg, TEMP SUMZ Revda, Sojuz Zaretchny, Spartak Primorie Vladivostok and BC Khimky Moscow Region 2nd team).

Enisey Krasnoyarsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasili Zavoruev
Sergey Mitusov

Forward:
Aleksandr Pavlov

Centers:
Suleiman Braimoh
Igor Kanygin

Coach: Oleg Okulov

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Enisey keeps Mitusov for another season - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarsk (VTB) re-signed 21-year old point guard Sergey Mitusov (193-84kg-96, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He has played there for the last two seasons. But in three FIBA Europe Cup games he averaged just 1.0ppg last season. His team made it to the quarterfinals. Mitusov also played 10 games in VTB United League where he had only 1.6ppg.
Despite young age he had impressive career. His team made it to the FIBA Europe Cup Final Four in 2016. Mitusov received also Eurobasket.com All-Russian U23 League Honorable Mention award in 2016.

Enisey Krasnoyarsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasili Zavoruev
Sergey Mitusov

Centers:
Suleiman Braimoh
Igor Kanygin

Coach: Oleg Okulov

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  SERBIA  


Serbian University National team 2017. - by Zoran Popovic

Head coach of Serbian University National team Zoran Todorovic announce list of players for summer University games in Chinese Taipei from August 19 until August 30. On the list of players are: Strahinja Jovanovic, Veljko Brkic, Milenko Veljkovic, Marko Tejic. Nemanja Nenadic, Nikola Pavlovic, Ilija Djokovic, Aleksa Nikolic, Anrija Sarenac, Novak Topalovic, Milos Vranjes, Stefan Jevdjenijevic and Andrija Matic. In Zoran Todorovic coaching staff are assistant coaches Ivan Smiljanic, Marko Dimitrijevic, strength and condition coach Filip Mihajlovic, physiotherapist Marko Sokic and Doctor Milan Mirkovic




Starwings tab Nemanja Calasan - by Luca Maffioli

Starwings Basket Regio Basel (LNA) inked 32-year old Montenegrin-Serbian center Nemanja Calasan (204-85, college: Purdue, agency: HMS) from BC Boncourt Red Team. In 24 LNA games in Switzerland he averaged 13.4ppg, 12.5rpg (#2 in the league) and 2.0apg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Honorable Mention.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Calasan spent at Caen Basket Calvados in French NM1 where in 16 games he had 14.3ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.9apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 2nd Team. Calasan also played that season for Sutjeska in Montenegrin league. In 15 ABA League games he recorded 3.1ppg and 2.3rpg.
Calasan played in the final of Swiss LNA in 2014.
He is a very experienced player. Calasan has played also professionally in Greece (Panionios), Romania (Gaz Metan), France (Monaco, JA Vichy and Charleville Mezieres), Switzerland (Fribourg) and Montenegro (Ibon Niksic and Mogren).
He attended Purdue University until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

Starwings Basket Regio Basel roster for 2017-2018:

Petar Babic
Bjoern Schoo
Nemanja Calasan
Joel Fuchs
Alexis Herrmann
Alessandro Verga
Philippe Sager
A.J. Hess
Augusto Carrara
Luca Streich

Coach: Roland Pavloski

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U20 European championship: Serbia Vs Ukraine 98:63 - by Zoran Popovic

Serbian U20 National team blasts Ukraine 98:63 (24:11, 27:17, 25:14. 22:21) and qualify in quarter final of European championship in Greece. Serbian team excellent opened the match and controlled result during the all match. After +13 points advantage in first quarter Serbian team continue very motivated and after first half made +23 points advantage. Coach Djokic players continued with same motivation in the third and fourth period and at the end finished match with impressive result. The most efficient players in Serbian team were Vanja Marinkovic with 17 points. Kapetanovic add 14 points and Milos Glisic and Nikola Tanaskovic (203-F-97, agency: BeoBasket) scored per 13 points. Quarter final match Serbian team will play against France.


Bogdanovic left Joventut - by Eurobasket News

32-year old Serbian ex-international forward Luka Bogdanovic (206-107kg-85) left Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona (Liga Endesa). Bogdanovic played there also last season. In 32 Liga Endesa games in Spain he had 11.0ppg and 3.0rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at MoraBanc Andorra where in 33 Liga Endesa games he recorded 12.2ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.1apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Bogdanovic's team made it to the Cup (Copa del Rey) Semifinals in 2012. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention back in 2011.
Bogdanovic represented Serbia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2009 nine years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 3.8ppg, 2.2rpg.
Bogdanovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in France (Le Mans and Chorale de Roanne), Italy, Turkey (Turk Telekom), Serbia (Partizan, BKK Radnicki and Nova Pazova) and Germany (EWE Baskets).
On Bogdanovic: Slightly built, but more than willing on the boards. He is especially effective on the glass at the defensive end of the court. A very good shooting touch, added to a court vision which could enable him to play even the point guard position.
Outlook (by NBADraft.TK):
Strengths - Bogdanovic has a great shooting touch and is fundamentally sound. He can hit the three and mid-range shot with great accuracy. Has solid ball handling skills. Overall a very skilled player with good basketball instincts. He sees the court well and knows when to make the pass and when to take the shot. Has the ideal build for a small forward.
Weaknesses - Mediocre athletic ability.. At best. Suffers from the dreaded 'white man's disease'. He has below average quickness and speed. He will be no match defending quicker more athletic NBA players. On offense, he will have trouble creating his own shot and getting a shot off. He has a poor first step and will have trouble penetrating NBA defenses
.

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  SLOVAKIA  


Slovakia narrowly edges Kosovo - by Eurobasket News

Slovakia narrowly edges Kosovo 75-73 in a friendly game. The latter grabbed a 24-18 lead at the end of the first period, while Slovakia replied with a 24-14 surge in the second frame. Kosovo again posted an 18-16 rally in the third period to reduce to 2 points, while both teams scored 17 points in the last stanza for the final result.
Andre Jones (191-G-90, college: Winthrop) top-scored for the winners with 19 points, while Mario Ihring (192-G-98, agency: Octagon Europe) netted 11. Richard Korner (197-SF-90) followed them with 9 points. Dardan Berisha (191-SG-88) replied with 25 points in the losing effort and Lis Shoshi (211-F-94) notched 16.



Levice tabs Garrick Sims - by Michal Duchovic

BK Levicki Patrioti (SBL) inked 26-year old American center Garrick Sims (203-109kg-91, college: Lake Erie, agency: SDJ Sports) from MBK Lucenec. In 20 SBL games in Slovakia he averaged impressive 16.0ppg, 8.9rpg (leader !!!), 2.3apg and 1.3spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League 3rd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Sims played at Agricola Villarrobledo CBV in Spanish EBA where in 24 games he had 14.5ppg and 7.2rpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA Honorable Mention.
Sims has played previously for another Spanish team Badajoz.
He attended Lake Erie College until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

BK Levicki Patrioti roster for 2017-2018:

Teo Petani
Miha Vasl
Zarko Djuric
Boris Bojanovsky
Simon Krajcovic
Garrick Sims
Kentwan Smith
Martin Bachan
Martin Danielic
Patrik Adamik

Coach: Teo Hojc



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  SLOVENIA  


Spars Sarajevo lands Sandi Grubelic, ex LTH Castings - by Eurobasket News

OKK Spars Sarajevo (Division I) tabbed 21-year old Slovenian point guard Sandi Grubelic (190-96, agency: XL Basketball Agency). He played most recently at LTH Castings in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 28 games he averaged 6.9ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.2apg and 1.0spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Grubelic played at GA Grosuplje (2SKL) in Slovenian league where in 21 games he had 13.5ppg, 3.3rpg and 3.1apg. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian 2SKL Newcomer of the Year and selected to All-Newcomers Team.
He represented Slovenia at the European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) last year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 5.7ppg, 1.7rpg, FGP: 45.5%, 3PT: 39.1%, FT: 75.0%.

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  SOUTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U17  


Overview of Day 4 in Lima - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Peru - Venezuela 31-70
Venezuela outgunned Peru to improve at 1-2 record in Group A. Irvin Heredia (00) came off the bench to score 20 points and grab 13 rebounds for the winners. Venezuela enjoyed a 25:19 halftime advantage. They however stepped on the gas in the second term. Venezuela used a 45:12 run to run away. Fernando Fuenmayor (00) connected for 11 points for the visitors. Jose Mesones (197-C-00) responded with 14 points, 14 rebounds and 11 blocks for Peru.

Chile - Colombia 83-49
Chile secured the third straight win in Lima. They stormed past Colombia to stay on top of Group A. Ignacio Arroyo (185-G-00) provided 20 points, 8 assists and 5 rebounds to lead the winners. Chile accumulated a 35:23 halftime lead. They went on a 28:10 run in the fourth term to seal a comfortable win. Lino Saez (195-F-77) and Kevin Rubio (189-G-00) delivered 17 points each for the winners. Chyse Webster (204-C-00) responded with 10 points for Colombia.

Group B
Uruguay - Bolivia 88-48
Uruguay cruised past Bolivia to open win count in Group B. Rodrigo Coelho (193-SG-00) accounted for 22 points to lead the winners. Uruguay accounted for a 46:21 halftime lead. They maintained the lead throughout the second half and cruised to the victory. Nicolas Andreoli (196-SF-00) chipped in 12 points in the win. Agustin Carreon (G-00) replied with 22 points for Bolivia.

Ecuador - Paraguay 50-46
Ecuador held off Paraguay for 2-1 record in Lima. Michael Moncayo (00) delivered 18 points and 7 rebounds to pace the winners. Ecuador grabbed a 24:19 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 10-point mark heading into the fourth period 40:30. Paraguay narrowed the deficit in the final frame but could not avoid the loss. Edward Sanchez (188-G-00) tossed in 15 points for the winners. Fabricio Ruiz (187-G-02) responded with 11 points for Paraguay.




Overview of Day 5 in Lima - by Eurobasket News

Group B
Argentina - Uruguay 84-65
Argentina outscored Uruguay to stay perfect at the tournament. Leandro Bolmaro (198-F-00) recorded 25 points to lead the effort. Argentina led by just 8 points at halftime 41:33. But they went on a 25:18 run in the third term and cleared off for good. Tomas Pereyra (198-F-00) notched 17 points for the winners. Santiago Vescovi (184-SG-01) responded with 17 points for Uruguay.

Bolivia - Ecuador 46-57
Ecuador outgunned Bolivia to advance into the semifinal stage in Lima. Aaron Capurro (00) produced 15 points and 8 rebounds to lead the winners. Ecuador posted a 31:17 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 17-point mark at the final intermission and marched to the victory at the end. Brandon Valles (01) delivered 11 points for the winners. Agustin Carreon (G-00) responded with 16 points for Bolivia.




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  SPAIN  


Fuenlabrada adds Sulejmanovic to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Montakit Fuenlabrada (Liga Endesa) added to their roster 22-year old Finn power forward Emir Sulejmanovic (204-100kg-95). He is a dual citizen owning also Bosnia and Herzegovina passport. Sulejmanovic played last season at Cibona in Croatian A1 league, but left the team in Apr.'17. He managed to play in four leagues last year (!!!). In 20 A1 games he recorded 5.7ppg and 4.2rpg. Sulejmanovic also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 7.0ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.0apg. His team made it to the quarterfinals. Sulejmanovic also played 21 games in ABA League where he had 7.2ppg and 4.0rpg. And finally he contributed to 13 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 7.7ppg and 5.3rpg.
His team made it to the Croatian Cup (Kresimir Cosic Cup) Semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Sulejmanovic played at Barca II (LEB Gold). In 25 games he got 12.5ppg, 8.6rpg (#2 in the league) and 1.0apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team.
Sulejmanovic was also a member of Finnish international program for some years. He played for Finnish Senior National Team in 2013 and previously for U16 National Team back in 2011.
Sulejmanovic represented Finland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 0pts.
Sulejmanovic has played also professionally in Italy (Betaland Cdo), Slovenia (Un.Olimpija and Union Olimpija Ljubljana II) and Finland (Ura Basket).

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Draper leaves Real Madrid - by Eurobasket News

33-year old Croatian international point guard Dontaye Draper (180-82kg-84, college: Charleston) left Real Madrid (Liga Endesa). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. He played there also last season. In 30 Liga Endesa games he averaged just 2.7ppg and 1.3apg. Draper helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. He played there also last season. Draper also played 29 games in Euroleague where he had only 2.8ppg, 1.0rpg and 1.4apg. He contributed to his team making it to the Euroleague Final Four.
The previous (15-16) season Draper played at Lokomotiv in Russian league. In 30 Euroleague games he recorded 6.5ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg. He also played 29 games in VTB United League where he got 7.4ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.6apg and 1.3spg. Draper contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League 1st Team award back in 2011 and 2012.
Draper also represented Croatia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 0.8ppg, 1.2rpg.
Draper is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to six different countries on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Draper has played previously professionally in Australia (Kings), Belgium (Oostende), France (Hyeres-Toulon), Italy (CZG Veroli), Turkey (Anadolu Efes) and Croatia (Cedevita).
He attended College of Charleston until 2007 and it is his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Draper's game is described as: A talented player, who can score in multiple ways. Not a great outside shooter, the same he can hit the basket from behind the arch if needed. Has a good 1-vs-1 game, can be unstoppable sometimes. Developed some more quarterbacking mentality and now he's a good PG, who can easily beat his man, force the opponents to double guard him and pass to the open teammate. Defensively, has a limited size but makes the job done thanks to explosive legs.

Real Madrid roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Fabien Causeur

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

Center:
Ognjen Kuzmic

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Forca Lleida tabs Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson - by Eurobasket News

Actel Forca Lleida (LEB Gold) inked 26-year old Canadian-Jamaican point guard Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson (178-91, college: Calgary). He has played for the last two years at Galitos-Barreiro in Portuguese LPB league. In 29 games he was third best scorer with impressive 18.9ppg and recorded 3.8rpg, 4.8apg (top 5) and 1.1spg last season. Ogungbemi-Jackson helped them to make it to the Portuguese Hugo dos Santos Cup Semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Guard of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team.
He won CanWest Prairie Division championship title in 2010.
Ogungbemi-Jackson represented Canada at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 5.9ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.7apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 27.8%, 3PT: 34.8%, FT: 87.5%.
Ogungbemi-Jackson graduated from University of Calgary in 2015 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

Actel Forca Lleida roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Juan Sutina
Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson
Marc Rubin_De_Celis

Forwards:
Miguel Feliu
Kregor Hermet

Centers:
Papa Mbaye
Mike Karena

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Melero re-signs at Villarrobledo - by Eurobasket News

Agricola Villarrobledo CBV (EBA) confirmed in their roster 23-year old forward Mario Melero (190-94). He has played there for the last five seasons. In 23 EBA games he had just 2.9ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.0apg last season.

Agricola Villarrobledo CBV roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
LeShaun Murphy
Adrian Camino

Forwards:
Mario Melero
Vadal Faniel

Center:
Artur Alaminos

Coach: Manuel Jimenez

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Rodrigo Cid Garcia agreed terms with Burgos - by Eurobasket News

Grupo de Santiago Automocion Burgos (EBA) inked 21-year old forward Rodrigo Cid Garcia (196-96) from Gijon Basket 2015. In 15 EBA games he recorded 9.3ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1spg last season.
Cid Garcia has played previously for Innova Chef.

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Bogdanovic left Joventut - by Eurobasket News

32-year old Serbian ex-international forward Luka Bogdanovic (206-107kg-85) left Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona (Liga Endesa). Bogdanovic played there also last season. In 32 Liga Endesa games in Spain he had 11.0ppg and 3.0rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at MoraBanc Andorra where in 33 Liga Endesa games he recorded 12.2ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.1apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Bogdanovic's team made it to the Cup (Copa del Rey) Semifinals in 2012. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention back in 2011.
Bogdanovic represented Serbia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2009 nine years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 3.8ppg, 2.2rpg.
Bogdanovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in France (Le Mans and Chorale de Roanne), Italy, Turkey (Turk Telekom), Serbia (Partizan, BKK Radnicki and Nova Pazova) and Germany (EWE Baskets).
On Bogdanovic: Slightly built, but more than willing on the boards. He is especially effective on the glass at the defensive end of the court. A very good shooting touch, added to a court vision which could enable him to play even the point guard position.
Outlook (by NBADraft.TK):
Strengths - Bogdanovic has a great shooting touch and is fundamentally sound. He can hit the three and mid-range shot with great accuracy. Has solid ball handling skills. Overall a very skilled player with good basketball instincts. He sees the court well and knows when to make the pass and when to take the shot. Has the ideal build for a small forward.
Weaknesses - Mediocre athletic ability.. At best. Suffers from the dreaded 'white man's disease'. He has below average quickness and speed. He will be no match defending quicker more athletic NBA players. On offense, he will have trouble creating his own shot and getting a shot off. He has a poor first step and will have trouble penetrating NBA defenses
.

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Santana re-signs at Oviedo - by Eurobasket News

Union Financiera Baloncesto Oviedo (LEB Gold) confirmed in their roster 25-year old point guard Fabio Santana (188-92). He played there last season. In 35 LEB Gold games he had 5.8ppg, 1.5rpg, 3.4apg and 1.0spg. Santana helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Araberri (LEB Silver) where in 36 games he recorded 10.2ppg, 1.7rpg, 3.3apg and 2.1spg. Santana contributed to his team winning the LEB Silver Play-Off title. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Spanish LEB Silver All-Domestic Players Team.
He has played previously for three other teams: Gran Canaria, La Palma and Gran Canaria.
Santana is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas.

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Wetterbygden signs Guim Exposito, ex Casvi - by Eurobasket News

Wetterbygden Highland Huskvarna (D2) signed 23-year old Spaniard guard Guim Exposito (197-94). He played last season at Casvi in Spanish EBA league. In 31 games he had 9.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.4apg and 2.1spg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Exposito spent at Sant Nicolau (also in EBA) where in 16 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.9ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.1apg and 2.1spg. He also played that season for CB Cornella (also in EBA). In 6 games he averaged 6.7ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.5apg and 1.5spg.
Exposito helped his team to make it to the Spanish EBA Final Stage 4 Runner-Up in 2017.
He has played also professionally in Spain for Santfeliuenc.

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UCAM Murcia inks Charlon Kloof - by Greg

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 27-year old Dutch international guard Charlon Kloof (190-88kg-90, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe). He is a dual citizen owning also Surinamese passport. Kloof played last season at MZT Skopje in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga. In 17 Prva Liga games he had 13.8ppg, 5.1rpg, 4.1apg and 1.6spg (in top 2). Kloof also played 4 games in Eurocup where he recorded 9.3ppg, 3.5rpg, 6.5apg and 1.8spg. And finally he contributed to 22 games in ABA League where he averaged 9.9ppg, 3.7rpg and 3.5apg.
Kloof has been also a member of Dutch international program for some years. He has regularly played for Dutch senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
Kloof represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 13.2ppg, 5.3rpg, 3.2apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 34.5%, 3PT: 29.6%, FT: 81.4%.
Kloof attended St.Bonaventure University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Brad Oleson
Charlon Kloof
Clevin Hannah

Forward:
Ovie Soko

Centers:
Marcos Delia
Kevin Tumba

Coach: Ibon Navarro

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Estudiantes Concordia lands David Doblas - by Eurobasket News

Estudiantes Concordia (LigaA) tabbed experienced 36-year old Spaniard center David Doblas (206-120kg-81). He played most recently at Doxa Lefkadas in Greek A1 league. In 23 games he averaged 6.8ppg and 3.6rpg last season. Doblas also played that season for Araberri in Spanish LEB Gold where in only one game he had 8 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal.
Among other achievements he won Spanish LEB Gold Play-Off championship title in 2008. Doblas received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
He has played previously professionally in Italy and Spain (CB Granada, Menorca, Algeciras, Rosalia and Gipuzkoa).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Estudiantes Concordia.
Let's have closer look into Doblas' outlook: A strong inside player with great athletic skills and winning mentality. Plays hard every day, has a good attitude, can become the leader of every team he plays with.

Estudiantes Concordia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mateo Bolivar
Sebastian Orresta

Centers:
David Doblas
Emilio Dominguez

Coach: Lucas Victoriano

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Billy Baron (ex UCAM Murcia) is a newcomer at Eskisehir Basket - by Eurobasket News

Eskisehir Basket (TBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old American point guard Billy Baron (187-88kg-90, college: Canisius). He played last season at UCAM Murcia in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 32 games he recorded 10.6ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.4apg. Baron also played 14 games in Eurocup where he averaged 13.0ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Spirou Charleroi (Scooore League) in Belgium. In 30 games he had very impressive stats: 16.8ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.9apg and 1.6spg. Baron helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Honorable Mention. Baron also played 10 games in Eurocup where he was second best scorer with remarkable 20.7ppg and got 3.6rpg and 4.2apg.
Baron has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted All-MAAC Player of the Year and NABC Division I All-District 1 1st Team back in 2013 and 2014 at his college time.
Baron has played also professionally in Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas).
He attended Canisius College until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Eskisehir Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Earl Rowland
Caner Erdeniz
Berkay Candan
Yunus Sonsirma
Muhammed Senli
Billy Baron
Mehmet Alemdaroglu
Dorukhan Engindeniz

Coach: Josep Berrocal

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Prat inks Marc Blanch - by Eurobasket News

CB Prat Juventud (LEB Gold) agreed terms with experienced 35-year old forward Marc Blanch (195-82) from Quesos Cerrato de Palencia. In 45 LEB Gold games he had 10.4ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg last season. He helped them to make it to the final.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Blanch won Spanish LEB Gold championship title in 2014 and 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention back in 2009 and 2014.
Blanch has spent his entire career in Spain playing for six other teams: Andorra, Movil Estudiantes, Basquet_Mallorca, Mataro, Menorca and Gandia.
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Prat.

CB Prat Juventud roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alex Campbell
Marc Sese

Forward:
Marc Blanch

Center:
Gerbert Marti

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Nadal re-signs at Salt - by Eurobasket News

Multiopticas Salt (EBA) confirmed in their roster 28-year old guard Carles Nadal (190-89). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 24 EBA games he had 7.3ppg and 1.8rpg last season.
Nadal is a very experienced player.

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

Ciudad Autonoma de Melilla Enrique Soler (EBA) confirmed in their roster 21-year old center Carlos Platero (204-96). He has played there for the last four seasons. But in four EBA games he had just 0.3ppg in 2015-16 season.

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

Hector Manzano
Javier Gonzalez
Joe Graessle
Carlos Platero
Luis Garcia
Miguel Mora
Wasim El Otmani

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Valencia adds Williams to their roster, ex Bucaneros - by Eurobasket News

Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) added to their roster 26-year old American power forward Latavius Williams (203-102kg-91, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at Bucaneros in Venezuelan LPB league. Williams managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In four LPB games he had 14.0ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.5bpg. He also played that season for Unics Kazan in Russian league where in 30 Euroleague games he recorded 6.9ppg and 5.1rpg. Williams also played 24 games in VTB United League where he averaged 8.1ppg and 5.3rpg.
In 2009 he was drafted by Tulsa 66ers (D-League) in first round (16th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Williams played in the final of VTB United League in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Honorable Mention in 2016.
Williams is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in six different countries. Williams tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Germany (Brose Baskets), Puerto Rico (Vaqueros), Spain (Joventut, Sevilla and RETAbet Bilbao Basket), Dominican Republic (Metros de Santiago) and NBA G League (Oklahoma City Blue).
On Williams: (by Aran Smith for NBADraft.net in 2010)
Very explosve attacking the basket … Despite a lack of great bulk, shows a willingness to play physical and bang with bigger players inside … Runs the floor well, good foot speed, a very fluid athlete who plays with boundless energy … Owns a big wingspan. Plays much bigger than 6-8 … An excellent rebounder.
Shows some touch on his shot but needs to work on post moves and add range … Shows some ability to face the basket and use the dribble, but won't be confused for a small forward. Lacks the ball handling, passing ability, and outside shot to play strictly on the perimeter …
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Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Antoine Diot
Guillem Vives
Andres Rico

Forwards:
Aaron Doornekamp
Fernando San_Emeterio
Will Thomas
Bojan Dubljevic
Latavius Williams
Alberto Abalde

Center:
Tryggvi Hlinason

Coach: Jesus Vidorreta

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Vladimir Jankovic (ex Aris) is a newcomer at Andorra - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

MoraBanc Andorra (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old Greek ex-international forward Vladimir Jankovic (202-90). He is a dual citizen owning also Serbian passport. Jankovic played last season at Aris in Greek A1 league. He managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 28 A1 games he recorded 9.3ppg, 4.5rpg and 2.6apg. Jankovic helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Jankovic also played 12 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 10.4ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3spg. The other team he played shortly was Valencia Basket. But in two Liga Endesa games he had just 1.0ppg and 1.5rpg. Jankovic also played 2 games in Eurocup where he got 7.0ppg, 1.0rpg and 1.0apg.
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 Jankovic won Greek League championship title in 2014. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Most Improved Player of the Year back in 2013.
Jankovic was also a member of Greek international program for some years. He played for Greek Senior National Team between 2013 and 2014 and previously for U19 National Team in 2009.
Jankovic represented Greece at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 9 games: 3.3ppg, 2.0rpg.
Jankovic has played also professionally in Italy and Serbia (Mega Bemax).

MoraBanc Andorra roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
David Jelinek
Jaka Blazic
Andrew Albicy
Jaime Fernandez

Forwards:
Vladimir Jankovic
Beka Burjanadze

Center:
Oliver Stevic

Coach: Joan Penarroya

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Jokubas Gintvainis agreed terms with Manresa - by Eurobasket News

ICL Manresa (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old Lithuanian small forward Jokubas Gintvainis (193-80kg-94). He played most recently at Magia Huesca in the LEB Gold. In 34 games he recorded 12.4ppg, 2.2rpg, 4.1apg and 1.4spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Gintvainis played at Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys in Lithuanian LKL. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 26 LKL games he averaged 4.7ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.3apg. Gintvainis also played 7 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 5.9ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.9apg. He also played 3 games in Baltic League where he got 8.0ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.7apg.
Gintvainis represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) three years ago. His stats at that event were 10 games: 4.7ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.8apg.
Gintvainis has played previously professionally in Germany (Science City Jena) and Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas, Lietkabelis, Sakalai, Olimpas Plunge and TonyBet).

ICL Manresa roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Daniel Garcia

Forwards:
Jordi Trias
Jokubas Gintvainis
Nil Bria

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Albert Pujol is a newcomer at Salt - by Eurobasket News

Multiopticas Salt (EBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old guard Albert Pujol (96) from Sant Nicolau. In 25 EBA games he recorded 5.9ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.2apg in 2015-16 season.

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Norrkoping keeps Terins for another season - by Eurobasket News

Norrkoping Dolphins (Basketligan) re-signed 19-year old point guard Felix Terins (166-98). He has played there for the last two seasons. But in 20 Basketligan games he averaged just 1.4ppg last season. Terins helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
He played in the final of Swedish Basketligan in 2016.
Terins was a member of Swedish U18 National Team last year.

Norrkoping Dolphins roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Johnell Smith
Mikael Lindquist
Tim Schuberg
Gerry Blakes
Felix Terins

Forwards:
Fredrik Larsson
Abdou Medjedoub
Hugo Waldeck

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Waldeck re-signs at Norrkoping - by Eurobasket News

Norrkoping Dolphins (Basketligan) confirmed in their roster 16-year old forward Hugo Waldeck (202-1). He played there last season. But in 5 Basketligan games he did not score anything and had only 2 rebounds. Waldeck's team was regular season runner-up in Swedish Basketligan.
He is a member of Swedish U16 National Team.

Norrkoping Dolphins roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Johnell Smith
Mikael Lindquist
Tim Schuberg
Gerry Blakes

Forwards:
Fredrik Larsson
Abdou Medjedoub
Hugo Waldeck

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Wetterbygden signs Guim Exposito, ex Casvi - by Eurobasket News

Wetterbygden Highland Huskvarna (D2) signed 23-year old Spaniard guard Guim Exposito (197-94). He played last season at Casvi in Spanish EBA league. In 31 games he had 9.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.4apg and 2.1spg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Exposito spent at Sant Nicolau (also in EBA) where in 16 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.9ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.1apg and 2.1spg. He also played that season for CB Cornella (also in EBA). In 6 games he averaged 6.7ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.5apg and 1.5spg.
Exposito helped his team to make it to the Spanish EBA Final Stage 4 Runner-Up in 2017.
He has played also professionally in Spain for Santfeliuenc.

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Starwings tab Nemanja Calasan - by Luca Maffioli

Starwings Basket Regio Basel (LNA) inked 32-year old Montenegrin-Serbian center Nemanja Calasan (204-85, college: Purdue, agency: HMS) from BC Boncourt Red Team. In 24 LNA games in Switzerland he averaged 13.4ppg, 12.5rpg (#2 in the league) and 2.0apg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Honorable Mention.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Calasan spent at Caen Basket Calvados in French NM1 where in 16 games he had 14.3ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.9apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 2nd Team. Calasan also played that season for Sutjeska in Montenegrin league. In 15 ABA League games he recorded 3.1ppg and 2.3rpg.
Calasan played in the final of Swiss LNA in 2014.
He is a very experienced player. Calasan has played also professionally in Greece (Panionios), Romania (Gaz Metan), France (Monaco, JA Vichy and Charleville Mezieres), Switzerland (Fribourg) and Montenegro (Ibon Niksic and Mogren).
He attended Purdue University until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

Starwings Basket Regio Basel roster for 2017-2018:

Petar Babic
Bjoern Schoo
Nemanja Calasan
Joel Fuchs
Alexis Herrmann
Alessandro Verga
Philippe Sager
A.J. Hess
Augusto Carrara
Luca Streich

Coach: Roland Pavloski

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Billy Baron (ex UCAM Murcia) is a newcomer at Eskisehir Basket - by Eurobasket News

Eskisehir Basket (TBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old American point guard Billy Baron (187-88kg-90, college: Canisius). He played last season at UCAM Murcia in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 32 games he recorded 10.6ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.4apg. Baron also played 14 games in Eurocup where he averaged 13.0ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Spirou Charleroi (Scooore League) in Belgium. In 30 games he had very impressive stats: 16.8ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.9apg and 1.6spg. Baron helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Honorable Mention. Baron also played 10 games in Eurocup where he was second best scorer with remarkable 20.7ppg and got 3.6rpg and 4.2apg.
Baron has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted All-MAAC Player of the Year and NABC Division I All-District 1 1st Team back in 2013 and 2014 at his college time.
Baron has played also professionally in Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas).
He attended Canisius College until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Eskisehir Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Earl Rowland
Caner Erdeniz
Berkay Candan
Yunus Sonsirma
Muhammed Senli
Billy Baron
Mehmet Alemdaroglu
Dorukhan Engindeniz

Coach: Josep Berrocal

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Cretan Kings land Stefan Moody, ex Trabzonspor - by Eurobasket News

Rethymno Cretan Kings (A1) tabbed 24-year old American point guard Stefan Moody (179-84kg-93, college: Mississippi). He played most recently at Trabzonspor in Turkish BSL league. In 29 games he averaged 8.6ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.1apg and 1.1spg last season. He can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game Dunk Contest.
Among other achievements Moody received NABC All-District 21 1st Team award in 2015 and 2016 at his college time.
Moody graduated from University of Mississippi in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Rethymno Cretan Kings roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Carlos Medlock
Hugh Robertson
Walter Lemon_Jr.
Stefan Moody
Dimitris Tsagkarakis

Forwards:
Haralampos Giannopoulos
Toarlyn Fitzpatrick
Andreas Christodoulou
Trayvonn Wright
Vasileios Mouratos
Shaquille Goodwin
Giannis Panaretakis

Center:
Thomas Kottas

Coach: Nikos Vetoulas

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Banvit inks Adonis Thomas, ex Scandone AV - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (BSL) agreed terms with 24-year old American forward Adonis Thomas (198-105kg-93, college: Memphis). He played last season at Scandone Avellino in Italian Serie A. In 38 games he had 11.3ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.3apg. Thomas helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. Thomas also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 12.8ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.4apg.
The previous (15-16) season he was tested by the Pistons in NBA.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Thomas' college team won C-USA Tournament for two years in a row (2012 and 2013).
He represented USA at the World Championships U17 in Hamburg (Germany) seven years ago. Thomas' team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: 8.5ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.1apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 40.7%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 60.0%.
Thomas has played also professionally in NBA (Orlando Magic, Phi.76ers and Indiana Pacers), D-League (Springfield A.) and NBA G League (Grand Rapids Drive).
He attended University of Memphis until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Banvit Basketbol Kulubu roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Can Altintig
Tony Taylor
Jake Odum

Forwards:
Damian Kulig
Angelo Caloiaro
Adonis Thomas

Center:
Gasper Vidmar

Coach: Saso Filipovski

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Kavaklioglu comes back to Mamak DSI - by Eurobasket News

Mamak Belediye Ankara D.S.I. (TBL) inked 31-year old point guard Ali Kavaklioglu (186-86). It is actually his comeback to Mamak DSI as he has played here before. Kavaklioglu played most recently at Muratbey Usak Sportlif Basketbol (BSL). He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). BSL was a little too high level for him, where in 24 games he recorded just 1.2ppg. TBL will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Kavaklioglu also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup, but he did not score anything and had only 3 rebounds and 1 assist. His team made it to the quarterfinals. And finally Kavaklioglu contributed to 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged only 1.6ppg and 1.3rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Kavaklioglu played at Mamak DSI. In 31 TBL games he got 8.5ppg, 1.8rpg, 6.2apg and 1.0spg.
Among other achievements Kavaklioglu won Turkish TB2L championship title in 2012. He received also Eurobasket.com Turkish TB2L All-Domestic Players Team award back in 2012.
Kavaklioglu represented Turkey at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 8.9ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.6apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 43.5%, 3PT: 31.0%, FT: 88.2%.
Kavaklioglu has played previously professionally also in Germany (Deutsche Bank Skyliners and Kronberg) and Turkey (Turk Telekom, TED Kolejliler, Erdemir, Aliaga and Kepez Bld).
His game is described as: A Braveheart Point Guard. Never backs down. No hesitation on the court; can take and make clutch shots. Can pressure the ball. Uses his quickness to steal the ball. Can gp coact to coast and finish, pass, or draw foul.

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Alex Kirk (ex Anadolu Efes) signs at Toyota Alvark - by Eurobasket News

Toyota Alvark Tokyo (B League) landed 26-year old American center Alex Kirk (211-114kg-91, college: N.Mexico, agency: Pensack Sports). He played most recently at Anadolu Efes in Turkish BSL league. Kirk managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 10 BSL games he averaged 9.0ppg and 3.2rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Kirk also played 16 games in Euroleague where he had 3.4ppg and 2.3rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. The other team Kirk played shortly was Long Lions in Chinese CBA. In 7 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.7ppg, 10.1rpg, 1.3apg and 1.9bpg.
He represented USA at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
Kirk has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Kirk has played previously professionally in Italy (The Flexx Pistoia), NBA (New York Knicks) and NBA G League (Canton Charge).
He attended University of New Mexico until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Kirk's game is described as: For a big man, he is a very good passer and can make shots from 15-20 feet.

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Canbolat re-signs at Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye - by Eurobasket News

Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye (TB2L) confirmed in their roster 23-year old center Kemal Canbolat (211-94). He played there last season. He helped them to win the regular season.
The previous (15-16) season Canbolat played at Zirve Universitesi where in 22 TB2L games he had 10.5ppg, 8.4rpg and 1.3apg.
He has played previously for three other teams: Anadolu Efes, Pertevniyal and Denizli Basket.

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Trabzonspor signs Deniz Kilicli - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol (BSL) signed 27-year old forward Deniz Kilicli (206-118kg-90, college: W.Virginia). He was about to sign at Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi (BSL). Kilicli has played there for the last three years. The last season he played also at Istanbul BBSK where in 21 BSL games he had 8.2ppg and 2.2rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Kilicli's team won Turkish Cup in 2015. He was also voted All-Big 12 Honorable Mention back in 2013 at his college time.
Kilicli represented Turkey at the Mediterranean Games in Mersin (Turkey) four years ago.
He has played previously for two other teams: Anadolu Efes and Pertevniyal.
Kilicli attended West Virginia University until 2013 and it is his fifth season as a professional player.
He could be described: A 6-9 power forward and post player with a mean streak, in the Scola type. He also possesses some finesse with his mid-range jumper and and posty move, but his best are rebounding skills, physical mentality and deceptive athleticism. Defends yet very well for his age.

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sarunas Vasiliauskas
Osiris Eldridge

Forwards:
Osman Sirin
Deniz Kilicli

Coach: Zare Markovski

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Sarunas Vasiliauskas signs at Trabzonspor - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol (BSL) landed 28-year old Lithuanian international point guard Sarunas Vasiliauskas (188-70kg-89, agency: Players Group). He played most recently at Muratbey Usak Sportlif Basketbol in Turkish BSL league. Vasiliauskas managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 20 BSL games he averaged 12.2ppg, 1.9rpg and 4.3apg. He also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 15.0ppg, 1.8rpg and 4.5apg. Vasiliauskas helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 5 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 11.6ppg, 1.6rpg and 4.2apg. The other team Vasiliauskas played that season for was Joventut in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 12 games he got 5.3ppg and 1.0apg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Lithuanian Cup Final Four in 2016. Vasiliauskas received also Eurobasket.com Lithuanian LKL All-Domestic Players Team award in 2016.
He has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. Vasiliauskas has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
He also represented Lithuania at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
Vasiliauskas has played also professionally in Poland (Trefl), Lithuania (Zalgiris, LSU-Atletas, Lietkabelis, Vytautas and P.Zvaigzdes) and Russia (Ruskon Mordovia).

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Trabzonspor inks Osman Sirin - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol (BSL) signed 27-year old ex-international forward Osman Sirin (207-90, college: Charlotte) from Yesilgiresun. In only one BSL game he recorded 3 points last season.
The previous (15-16) season Sirin played at Gaziantep. But in only one BSL game he did not score anything. He also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had just 1.7ppg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Sirin's team was regular season runner-up in Turkish League in 2013. He was also voted Eurobasket.com Turkish League All-Newcomers Team back in 2012.
Sirin was also a member of Turkish international program for some years. He played for Turkish Senior National Team back in 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
Sirin represented Turkey at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.5ppg, 2.3rpg, FGP: 40.9%, 3PT: 16.7%, FT: 75.0%.
Sirin has played previously for three other teams: Anadolu Efes, Darussafaka and Besiktas.
He attended University of North Carolina - Charlotte until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

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Turk Telekom inks Ulas Peker - by Eurobasket News

Turk Telekom Ankara (TBL) agreed terms with 24-year old guard Ulas Peker (191-92kg-93) from Socar Petkim. In 38 TBL games he had just 2.9ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.3apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Peker played at Mamak DSI. But in 20 TBL games he recorded only 1.7ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.0apg.
He has played previously for Hacettepe.

Turk Telekom Ankara roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Fikret_Can Akin
Ender Arslan
Recep Dogrusoz
Ulas Peker

Forwards:
Nusret Yildirim
Polat Kaya

Centers:
Kaya Peker
Sercan Ergin
Darryl Monroe

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Demir IBB lands Ogulcan Baykan - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket (BSL) tabbed 21-year old guard Ogulcan Baykan (196-96). He was about to sign at Anadolu Efes (BSL). Baykan has played there for the last three years. The last season he played also at Anadolu Efes. But in 8 BSL games he averaged just 0.8ppg. Baykan helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals.
His team won Turkish President Cup in 2016.
Baykan represented Turkey at the European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) last year. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 5 games: 1.0ppg, 1.4apg.
Baykan has played previously for Pertevniyal.

Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Bracey Wright
Erving Walker
Ogulcan Baykan
Merthan Mutlu

Forwards:
Vlad Moldoveanu
Burak Selen
Vojdan Stojanovski

Center:
Evaldas Kairys

Coach: Ozhan Civgin

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Brady Heslip joins Trabzonspor - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol (BSL) agreed terms with 27-year old Canadian shooting guard Brady Heslip (191-82kg-90, college: Baylor). He played last season at Raptors 905 Missisauga (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 55 games he had very impressive stats: 15.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.8apg. Heslip also spent pre-season at the Raptors in NBA that year.
Three years ago he was drafted by Reno Bighorns (D-League) in first round (11th overall).
Heslip attended Baylor University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
He represented Canada at the FIBA Americas in Mexico two years ago. Heslip's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 10 games: 10.7ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 40.9%, 3PT: 42.2%, FT: 66.7%.
Heslip is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bosnia (Igokea), Italy (MIA-RO Cantu), NBA (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Canada (BSN).
On Heslip: A very good outside shooter, who can play a tough defense and make good passes. Has'n t the size to play the 2 position at pro level, needs to improve his quarterbacking skills.

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sarunas Vasiliauskas
Brady Heslip
Osiris Eldridge

Forwards:
Osman Sirin
Deniz Kilicli

Coach: Zare Markovski

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Howard Sant-Roos (ex CEZ Nymburk) is a newcomer at Darussafaka - by Eurobasket News

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Cuban forward Howard Sant-Roos (200-81kg-91). He has played for the last two years at CEZ Nymburk in NBL league in Czech Republic. In 40 games he recorded 13.6ppg, 6.0rpg, 3.4apg and 2.1spg last season. Great year indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Czech Rep. League Import Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team. Sant-Roos also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 13.2ppg, 6.8rpg, 3.0apg and 2.5spg (in top 2). A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League Honorable Mention. Sant-Roos won Czech Republic League championship title for two years in a row (2016 and 2017) and the cup.
He has played previously professionally in Germany (Braunschweig and SG Braunschweig) and Italy (Piacenza and Tessilform Bernareggio).
The scouts decsribe him following way: He is an outstanding athlete with a very good size for a guard, 6'7" tall with 6'9" wingspan and 34" inches of vertical, has the physical tools to play 3 positions both end of the floor. He is a multidimensional player with a good mentality, team player and really unselfish. On the defensive he has great insticts, speed, agility and above the average lateral quickness, very good rebounding, very active hands and he is capable to defend all three perimeter positions. On offense he is versatile, can play all three position as well, primary ball handler potential, he is a reliable 3pt shooter and very good free throws shooter, really good pushing the ball, can move and pass the ball, also capable to play without the ball in his hands and reading spaces.

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Muhammed Baygul
Scottie Wilbekin
Kartal Ozmizrak
Will Cummings
Dogus Ozdemiroglu

Forwards:
JaJuan Johnson
Howard Sant-Roos
James Bell
Okben Ulubay

Centers:
Furkan Aldemir
Micheal Eric
Emircan Kosut

Coach: David Blatt

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Odabasi re-signs at Trabzonspor - by Eurobasket News

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol (BSL) confirmed in their roster 22-year old Finn international forward Anton Odabasi (206-95). He is a dual citizen owning also Finnish passport. Odabasi played there last season. But in 14 BSL games he had just 0.7ppg and 1.4rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Denizli Basket (TBL) where in 33 games he recorded 5.0ppg and 2.9rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Odabasi played in the final of Finnish U19 Championships in 2012. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B 1st Team in 2015.
Odabasi has been also a member of Finnish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Finnish senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2012.
Odabasi represented Finland at the European Championships U20 Division B in Szekesfehervar (Hungary) two years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 7 games: 17.7ppg, Reb-5 (9.4rpg), 1.4apg, FGP: 55.6%, 3PT: 41.7%, FT: 78.0%.
Odabasi has played also professionally for other Finnish teams like Helsinki Seagulls, Tapiolan Honka and Kelohonka.

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sarunas Vasiliauskas
Brady Heslip
Osiris Eldridge

Forwards:
Osman Sirin
Deniz Kilicli
Anton Odabasi

Coach: Zare Markovski

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Samet Geyik signs at Besiktas - by Eurobasket News

Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul (BSL) landed 24-year old international forward Samet Geyik (206-98kg-93) from Anadolu Efes. In 14 BSL games he averaged just 2.1ppg and 1.6rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Geyik spent at Pinar Karsiyaka where in 15 BSL games he had 3.9ppg and 2.3rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. Geyik also spent pre-season at Darussafaka that year.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com Turkish League All-Newcomers Team award back in 2012.
Geyik has been also a member of Turkish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Turkish senior team since 2014 and previously for U18 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Geyik also represented Turkey at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 9.7ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 62.0%, 3PT: 27.8%, FT: 62.5%.
Geyik has played previously for two other teams: Tofas and Bornova.

Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Muratcan Guler
Erkan Veyseloglu
D.J. Strawberry
Can Mutaf
Earl Clark
Sertac Sanli
Jon Diebler
Kyle Weems
Kenan Sipahi
Samet Geyik
Ryan Boatright
Enes Taskiran
Omer Al
Bekir Sabri Karli

Coach: Ufuk Sarica

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Trabzonspor adds Browning to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol (BSL) added to their roster American guard Stevie Browning (190-91kg). He just graduated from Marshall (NCAA). Browning has played there for the last three years. In 33 games he had very impressive stats: 16.0ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.2apg and 1.1spg last season. Browning helped them to make it to the final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to C-USA All-Tournament Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Browning was voted All-MEC 2nd Team back in 2014 at his college time.

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sarunas Vasiliauskas
Brady Heslip
Osiris Eldridge
Stevie Browning

Forwards:
Osman Sirin
Deniz Kilicli
Anton Odabasi

Coach: Zare Markovski

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Besiktas sign Can Mutaf - by Eurobasket News

Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul (BSL) signed 26-year old international guard Can Mutaf (190-91). He played last season at Anadolu Efes in Turkish BSL league. Mutaf managed to play in three leagues last year. In 20 BSL games he had 5.1ppg and 1.1rpg. He helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Mutaf also played 11 games in Euroleague where he recorded just 1.9ppg and 1.0rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. The other team Mutaf played that season for was Banvit. In 11 BSL games he averaged 8.7ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.6apg. He also played 10 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 9.6ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.0apg and 1.2spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Mutaf was voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TB2L Most Improved Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TB2L Newcomer of the Year back in 2010.
He has been also a member of Turkish international program for some years. Mutaf has regularly played for Turkish senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
He also represented Turkey at the Mediterranean Games in Mersin (Turkey) four years ago.
Mutaf has played previously for four other teams: Pinar Karsiyaka, Trabzonspor, Fenerbahce and Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi.

Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Muratcan Guler
Erkan Veyseloglu
D.J. Strawberry
Can Mutaf
Earl Clark
Sertac Sanli
Jon Diebler
Kyle Weems
Kenan Sipahi
Ryan Boatright
Enes Taskiran
Omer Al
Bekir Sabri Karli

Coach: Ufuk Sarica

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  TURKS AND CAICOS  


TCI basketball team to compete in Puerto Rico - by Eurobasket News

FOURTEEN basketball players from the Turks and Caicos Islands will travel to Puerto Rico to compete in an international basketball tournament from July 18 to the 22. This initiative was made possible through a collaborative effort between the TCI Rising Stars Basketball Club and InterHealth Canada, a key sponsor of the team. A media briefing was held on Wednesday, July 5, at the Downtown Ballpark in Providenciales to formally introduce the players. Nikira John, public relations and marketing manager for InterHealth Canada TCI, said that the donation reflects the company's commitment towards health promotion and encouraging youths, especially young men, to stay physically active and productively engaged. Secretary of the TCI Basketball Federation, Trevor Cooke, offered best wishes to the team as they embarked on their final two weeks of practice. President and vice-president of the Rising Stars Basketball Club, Marvin and Jarrett Forbes, intend to use the opportunity to promote their older athletes on an international scale with hopes of receiving a college scholarship. The TCI Rising Stars Basketball Club has managed to seize unique overseas opportunities for its basketball stars in the past. Dwaine Simmons, a young athlete from Grand Turk, most recently secured a college basketball scholarship with Dakota College in the United States. The club was established in the Turks and Caicos Islands in 2012 with a mission to empower today's youth and teach young basketball players to have respect for themselves, their peers, and their community by instilling a code of ethics built on honesty, responsibility and team work. Currently there are 90 athletes registered in Providenciales and 82 athletes registered in Grand Turk, ages eight to 18. The goal is to eventually expand to the islands of South Caicos, Middle Caicos and North Caicos.
Courtesy of: tcweeklynews.com



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  UKRAINE  


Sizov is back at Dnipro - by Eurobasket News

Dnipro Dnepropetrovsk (Superleague) signed 29-year old ex-international forward Alexander Sizov (198-98kg-88). It is actually his comeback to Dnepropetrovsk as he has played here before. Sizov has played for the last two seasons at SK Cherkasy Monkeys in the Superleague. In 34 games he had 6.6ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.1apg and 1.0spg last season. Sizov helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Honorable Mention in 2015.
Sizov was also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. He played for Ukrainian Senior National Team two years ago and previously for U20 National Team between 2007 and 2008.
Sizov also represented Ukraine at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 3 games: 0pts.
Sizov has played previously professionally in Ukraine (Mykolaiv, Khimik and BK Khimik-2 Yuzhny) and Russia (Musson).

Dnipro Dnepropetrovsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Olexandr Mishula
Maksym Zakurdaev

Forwards:
Pavel Revzin
Alexander Sizov

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  UNITED KINGDOM  


Sharks ask McKnight to provide backcourt bite - by Paul Nilsen

DBL Sharks Sheffield are delighted to announce their first non-national signing of the season in the form of American point guard, Mackey McKnight (183-PG-92, college: Lehigh).

The 6ft New Orleans native attended Lehigh University, where he graduated in 2014 after becoming the All-Time leader in assists when averaging 6 per game - as well as 14 points per outing.

Known as Mackey, but real name Edgar McKnight III, he went on to start his professional career with contracts in Greece, Ukraine and spent last season in Lithuania, where he was brought in late to help his team reach the Play-Offs.

'This is a really exciting signing for the team," stated Sharks' head coach, Atiba Lyons.

"We are looking for a true leader and we think we found it in Mackey.

"He has a reputation for being tough and we believe he will add some control to the floor."

With relative experience in high standard leagues, McKnight will be the starting point guard and is looking forward to the challenge ahead.

He said: 'I am thrilled to be joining Sheffield, since the Sharks have a history of winning championships and that is where I want to be.

"I believe my experience will help in the league and I am looking forward to working with the squad we have this year."

The DBL Sharks are set to announce further signings imminently and are looking forward to their first BBL Championship match-up against Surrey.

'The fixture list looks challenging as ever," mused Coach Lyons.

"We don't know much about Surrey's signings yet, so it is hard to know what we are up against, but I know they will be tough as historically at least, they have always given us a close game."



Love returns home as Head Coach of Raiders - by Paul Nilsen

Plymouth Raiders legend Gavin Love is to return to the club as Head Coach in the first appointment to be made by new owners Ross Mackenzie and Richard Mollard.

The play-caller most recently served as Head Coach for AB Contern in Luxembourg (2016-17), having also been at the helm with the German Basketball Academy (2015-16) and Wolf Pack Copenhagen (2014-15).

Love made a total of 371 first team appearances for the Raiders, making him the club's most capped player of all time. He coached for Raiders initially as Assistant Coach to Gary Stronach, before taking over the principal role from 2010 to 2013, when he took the club to the BBL Trophy Final and the BBL Cup Final in the 2011-12 season. The team also made the Semi-Finals of the BBL Playoff in 2012-13 and finishing 4th in the BBL during the 2011-12 season.

'I'm really delighted to be returning to Plymouth - to the club where my career began," enthused Love in respect of his appointment.

"This is such an exciting time for the Raiders and I'm very much looking forward to being part of it.

'Coaching in European basketball over the past few years has allowed me to develop as a coach and I can't wait to bring those skills to the BBL, with a new group of players and new owners, but the same great fan base - Raiders fans are by far the best in the league!'

Raiders Director Ross Mackenzie said: 'We had a number of exceptional candidates express interest in the Head Coach role, but the opportunity to bring Gavin back to the club, after a number of successful seasons operating around Europe, was one we couldn't pass up.

'As a player and as a coach he embodies everything we are looking for, as we rebuild and take the club forward into a new exciting period and with a management team that are committed to taking the team to another level.

'Gavin is a leader and has a very clear style of basketball which fans will appreciate and get excited about, and we know he can't wait to get going.

'We'd like to thank AB Contern for agreeing to release Gavin from his contract to allow him to take up this role with Plymouth Raiders.'

Love is expected to return to the UK later this week and take up his role with Raiders with immediate effect. Once in post, his priority will be identifying a number of key targets, with announcements on player recruitment will follow.



Sharks to swim with Wilson - by Paul Nilsen

DBL Sharks Sheffield are delighted to announce the signing of 6ft 5in small forward Ryan Wilson (195-G/F-88, college: William Penn), who will make his debut in the BBL with the Yorkshire side.

Hailing from Missouri in the United States, he attended Missouri-Kansas City University before transferring to William Penn University where he graduated in 2012.

Following a couple of years at a number of clubs in Spain and Ireland, Wilson completed last season with the Belfast Stars, averaging 27 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists per game.

Enjoying leave to remain in the UK via a spousal visa, Wilson joins the Sharks as a non-permitted British player where he will be looking to start his career as a full time professional.

'I had a chance to work Ryan out last summer, but we were unable to sign him due to our roster being full," said Sharks' Head Coach, Atiba Lyons.

"We have kept an eye on him and was impressed with his stats in very respectable leagues last season.

"He played with toughness and determination and we think he will bring maturity and tenacity to our roster, so we are delighted to have him on board."

Presently residing in Ipswich, Wilson will be relocating to Sheffield, where he will be joining his new team mates for summer pre-season.

He stated: 'I am excited for the opportunity and I am looking forward to joining the Sharks organisation.

"It feels like an exciting season ahead and it looks like a very competitive team, so I am happy to make a contribution."



BK Pardubice inks Scott Martin, ex Newcastle E. - by Surujh Roopnarine

BK JIP Pardubice (NBL) agreed terms with 28-year old American forward Scott Martin (203-99kg-88, college: Notre Dame, agency: HMS).

Martin has spent the past four season playing in the British BBL with Newcastle Eagles Esh Group.

Last season he appeared in 37 games and had impressive averages of 16.0ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.1apg, 1.3spg and 1.1bpg while shooting 44.2% from the field and 39.8% from three-point range.

The Notre Dame product led Newcastle to claim the BBL Cup as well as to the league finals.

For his efforts he was named to the Eurobasket.com All-British BBL 2nd Team and All-Defensive Team.

Martin graduated from University of Notre Dame in 2013 and it is his fifth season as a professional player.




Coach Love left Contern - by Eurobasket News

39-year old British coach Gavin Love left AB Contern (Total League). The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Love's team made it to the British BBL Cup Final Four in 2013. He was also voted Nominated for The Herald's Coach of the Year back in 2013.
Love has coached previously professionally in Denmark (Wolfpack) and United Kingdom (Plymouth Raiders).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  URUGUAY  


Gerel Simmons leads Verdirrrojo - by Hector Lopez

Gerel Simmons (188-G-93, college: Lincoln Memorial) scored a two points shot with 12 seconds to play leading Verdirrrojo to beat Union Atletica 85-83 for the Metro league 12th round. For Union Atletica Howard Wilkerson (198-F-84, college: Wofford) finished with27 points and 13 rebounds.
The results and main scorers for the other three games were:
Stockolmo 80 - Rashaun Stimage (202-F, college: De Paul) 31 points and 17 rebounds
Capitol 76 - Joe Efese (198-F, college: Cent.Conn.St.) 24 points 9 rebounds
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Cordon 80 - Dida Pereira (203-C-92, college: Sequoias CC) 23 points 12 rebounds
Miramar 70 - Jeffrey Fahnbulleh (200-C/F-85) 6 poin ts 11 rebounds
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Marne 75 - Tyrone McNeal (213-C-85) 36 points 8 rebounds
25 de Agosto 74 - Nicolas Alvarez (194-G-92) 13 points and 5 rebounds



Metropolitan Round 14: Miramar is defeated by Cordon in a derby game - by Eurobasket News

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Montevideo: Cordon (#4) and Miramar (#5). Miramar was defeated at home 70-80 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Cordon made 26-of-33 free shots (78.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Miramar turnovers. 26 personal fouls committed by Miramar helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Brazilian center Dida Pereira (203-92, college: Sequoias CC) had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Nicolas Ibarra (192-82) chipped in 25 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (was perfect 13-for-13 from the free throw line !!!) during the contest. Cordon's coach Matias Nieto used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Martin Trelles (187-96) responded with 19 points and 7 assists. Cordon have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. Miramar at the other side keeps the fifth position with five games lost.
Bottom-ranked Marne managed to get a third victory. This time they edged sixth-ranked 25 de Agosto in Montevideo 75-74. American center Tyronne McNeal (211-87, college: Miami Dade CC) notched 36 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and Santiago Pereira supported him with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Even 16 points and 7 rebounds by forward Jorge Trindade (205-89) did not help to save the game for 25 de Agosto. Marne (3-8) moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Capitol. 25 de Agosto at the other side keeps the sixth position with six games lost. They share it with Stockolmo.
A very close game took place in Montevideo (derby !!!) between Verdirrojo and Union Atletica. Eleventh ranked Verdirrojo (4-7) got a very close home victory over higher ranked Union Atletica (5-7). Verdirrojo managed to escape with a 2-point win 85-83 on Wednesday evening. The best player for the winners was Gerel Simmons who scored 24 points. Howard Wilkerson produced a double-double by scoring 27 points and 19 rebounds for the guests. Verdirrojo moved-up to ninth place. Loser Union Atletica dropped to the eighth position with seven games lost.
Another interesting game was again a derby between two teams from Montevideo: Stockolmo (#8) and Capitol (#10). Capitol was defeated at home 76-80 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. Rashaun Stimage orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 17 rebounds. Stockolmo (6-6) moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 25 de Agosto. Capitol lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh position with eight games lost.

Miramar - Cordon 70-80

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Montevideo: Cordon (#4) and Miramar (#5). Miramar was defeated at home 70-80 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Cordon made 26-of-33 free shots (78.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Miramar turnovers. 26 personal fouls committed by Miramar helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Brazilian center Dida Pereira (203-92, college: Sequoias CC) had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Nicolas Ibarra (192-82) chipped in 25 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (was perfect 13-for-13 from the free throw line !!!) during the contest. Cordon's coach Matias Nieto used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Martin Trelles (187-96) responded with 19 points and 7 assists and American power forward Jeffrey Fahnbulleh (200-85) scored 6 points and 11 rebounds. Cordon have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. Miramar at the other side keeps the fifth position with five games lost.
Top scorers:
Miramar: M.Trelles 19+3reb+7ast, I.Asaravicius 10+1reb+1ast, M.Nessi 9+4reb+4ast, R.Blankson 7+9reb, M.Nicoletti 6+2reb+5ast, F.Masner 6+1reb+1ast
Cordon: N.Ibarra 25+5reb+4ast, D.Pereira 23+12reb, A.Viotti 11+6reb+4ast, F.Sanchez 8+5reb+1ast, L.Magnone 6+2reb+3ast, A.Amaral 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 550495


Capitol - Stockolmo 76-80

Another interesting game was again a derby between two teams from Montevideo: Stockolmo (#8) and Capitol (#10). Capitol was defeated at home 76-80 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. American forward Rashaun Stimage (202, college: De Paul) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 17 rebounds. Guard Juan Viana (189-97) contributed with 19 points for the winners. American forward Joe Efese (198, college: Cent.Conn.St.) replied with 24 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks and forward Hector Silva (192-90) added 17 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Capitol. Stockolmo (6-6) moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 25 de Agosto. Capitol lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh position with eight games lost.
Top scorers:
Capitol: J.Efese 24+9reb, J.Andres Galleto 20+4reb+5ast, H.Silva 17+11reb+2ast, J.Wenzel 7+6reb+3ast, R.Pintos 6+5reb, F.Soto 2+1ast
Stockolmo: R.Stimage 31+17reb, J.Viana 19+1reb+3ast, O.Medina 12+5reb+1ast, F.Grolla 9+9reb+4ast, M.Counago 5+5reb+4ast, L.De Leon 2+3reb+3ast
gschID: 550496


Verdirrojo - U Atletica 85-83

A very close game took place in Montevideo (derby !!!) between Verdirrojo and Union Atletica. Eleventh ranked Verdirrojo (4-7) got a very close home victory over higher ranked Union Atletica (5-7). Verdirrojo managed to escape with a 2-point win 85-83 on Wednesday evening. Strangely Union Atletica outrebounded Verdirrojo 44-29 including 32 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American guard Gerel Simmons (188-93, college: Lincoln Memorial) who scored 24 points. Forward Santiago Massa (190-96) chipped in 22 points. Four Verdirrojo players scored in double figures. American forward Howard Wilkerson (198-84, college: Wofford) produced a double-double by scoring 27 points and 19 rebounds and forward Gaston Semiglia (192-91) added 33 points (!!!) and 10 assists respectively for the guests. Verdirrojo moved-up to ninth place. Loser Union Atletica dropped to the eighth position with seven games lost.
Top scorers:
U Atletica: G.Semiglia 33+4reb+10ast, H.Wilkerson 27+19reb+2ast, M.Martinez 9+12reb+1ast, F.Alonso 8+5reb+2ast, I.Cambon 4+1ast, F.Ferro 2+2reb
Verdirrojo: G.Simmons 24+4reb+3ast, S.Massa 22+4reb+1ast, M.Monteverde 15+7reb+1ast, M.Mayora 14+2reb+6ast, P.Makanskas 8+7reb+2ast, F.Cholaquides 2+3reb+1ast
gschID: 550494


Marne - 25 de Agosto 75-74

Bottom-ranked Marne managed to get a third victory. This time they edged sixth-ranked 25 de Agosto in Montevideo 75-74. Marne players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. American center Tyronne McNeal (211-87, college: Miami Dade CC) notched 36 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and guard Santiago Pereira (180-96) supported him with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). McNeal is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Even 16 points and 7 rebounds by forward Jorge Trindade (205-89) did not help to save the game for 25 de Agosto. Guard Nicolas Alvarez (194-92) added 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the guests. Four 25 de Agosto players scored in double figures. Marne (3-8) moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Capitol. 25 de Agosto at the other side keeps the sixth position with six games lost. They share it with Stockolmo.
Top scorers:
25 de Agosto: J.Trindade 16+7reb+1ast, J.Alvarez 14+4reb+3ast, N.Alvarez 13+5reb+6ast, M.Mayora 12+3reb+1ast, R.Cardozo 7+10reb+4ast, N.Koster 7+2reb+1ast
Marne: T.McNeal 36+8reb+4ast, S.Pereira 18+5reb+9ast, J.Borallo 5+4reb, L.Blazina 4+3reb+2ast, J.Crocano 4+6reb+2ast, D.Olivera 3+1reb+3ast
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Uruguayan National Team 2017 - by Greg

Uruguay National Team 2017
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Jayson Granger
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Luciano Parodi
Parodi
Mauro Zubiaurre
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Bruno Fitipaldo
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Salvador Zanotta
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Jayson Granger 189-G-89 Anadolu Efes Turkey
Luciano Parodi 182-PG-94 Weber Bahia Argentina
Mauro Zubiaurre 181-PG-94 Atenas Uruguay
Bruno Fitipaldo 183-PG-91 Scandone AV Italy
Salvador Zanotta 183-G-95 Hebraica Uruguay
Facundo Medina 190-G-94 Cordon Uruguay
Juan Ducasse 202-F-98 Sunrise Christian USA
Emiliano Serres 205-F-97 Tabare Uruguay
Sebastian Vazquez 195-F-85 Goes Uruguay
Sebastian Izaguirre 207-C-85 Hebraica Uruguay
Hernando Caceres 201-F-94 Trouville Uruguay
Gonzalo Iglesias 201-C-93 Weber Bahia Argentina
Kiril Wachsmann 203-C-84 Defensor Uruguay
Mathias Calfani 204-C-92 San Lorenzo Argentina
Nicolas Borsellino 202-C-86 Bigua Uruguay
Esteban Batista 208-C/F-83 Umana VE Italy
Hernan Alvarez 180-G-99 Bigua Uruguay
Joaquin Rodriguez Auriblanco Uruguay
Nahuel Lemos Sayago Uruguay




Uruguay NT will play in Japan - by Hector Lopez

The Uruguayan National HC, Marcelo Signorelli (agency: Players Group ), named a 12 players team to play three training games in Japan from July 22 to July 30. Uruguay will be playing August 28 to August 30 the AmeriCup Group C against United States, Panama and Dominican Republic. The 12 players nemad by Signorelli are:
Esteban Batista (208-C/F-83, agency: Duran International), Luciano Parodi (182-PG-94), Mauro Zubiaurre (181-PG-94), Bruno Fitipaldo (183-PG-91, agency: Pro Sports), Salvador Zanotta (183-G-95), Facundo Medina (190-G-94), Juan Ducasse (202-F-98), Sebastian Vazquez (195-F-85, agency: Pro Sports), Sebastian Izaguirre (207-C-85), Hernando Caceres (201-F-94, agency: Pro Sports), Gonzalo Iglesias (201-C-93), Kiril Wachsmann (203-C-84, college: Iona).



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

31-year old forward Anthony Danridge (196-F-86) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Atenas and receives a Latinbasket.com Metro Player of the Week award for round 13.
He had the game-high 39 points adding six rebounds and two assists for Atenas in his team's victory, helping them to beat Miramar (#5, 6-4) 107-94. Atenas maintains the 2nd position in Uruguayan Ascenso. They are still close to the very top. Atenas would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 9-2 record. Danridge has many years of experience at Atenas, through which he has constantly improved. University of New Mexico graduate has very impressive stats this year. Danridge is in league's top in points (5th best: 25.0ppg) and averages solid 57.1% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Jeffrey Fahnbulleh (200-C/F-85) of Miramar. He is American in his first season at Miramar. In the last game Fahnbulleh recorded impressive double-double of 36 points and 22 rebounds. Bad luck as Miramar lost that game 94-107 to the higher-ranked Atenas (#2, 9-2). Miramar managed to keep the same 5th spot in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 6-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Fahnbulleh is one of the most experienced players at Miramar and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 27.5ppg (#2). He also registered 13.5 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Rashaun Stimage (202-F) of Stockolmo (#8). Stimage got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. He went also for eighteen rebounds . He was a key player of Stockolmo, leading his team to a 87-72 easy win against the lower-ranked Verdirrojo (#11, 3-7). The chances of Stockolmo ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 6 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Stimage could help Stockolmo to bring them higher in the standings. Stimage has a great season in Uruguay. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 14.3rpg (2nd best). He also has 1.7bpg and FGP: 60.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Tyronne McNeal (211-C-87) of Marne - 20 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Nicolas Alvarez (194-G-92) of 25 de Agosto - 23 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Gaston Semiglia (192-F-91) of U Atletica - 35 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Rodrigo Goncalvez) of Auriblanco - 19 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Mauro Zubiaurre (181-PG-94) of Atenas - 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Paul Harrison (203-C-89) of Sayago - 20 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Agustin Cabillon (196-F-95) of Tabare - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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  VENEZUELA  


Valencia adds Williams to their roster, ex Bucaneros - by Eurobasket News

Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) added to their roster 26-year old American power forward Latavius Williams (203-102kg-91, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at Bucaneros in Venezuelan LPB league. Williams managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In four LPB games he had 14.0ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.5bpg. He also played that season for Unics Kazan in Russian league where in 30 Euroleague games he recorded 6.9ppg and 5.1rpg. Williams also played 24 games in VTB United League where he averaged 8.1ppg and 5.3rpg.
In 2009 he was drafted by Tulsa 66ers (D-League) in first round (16th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Williams played in the final of VTB United League in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Honorable Mention in 2016.
Williams is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in six different countries. Williams tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Germany (Brose Baskets), Puerto Rico (Vaqueros), Spain (Joventut, Sevilla and RETAbet Bilbao Basket), Dominican Republic (Metros de Santiago) and NBA G League (Oklahoma City Blue).
On Williams: (by Aran Smith for NBADraft.net in 2010)
Very explosve attacking the basket … Despite a lack of great bulk, shows a willingness to play physical and bang with bigger players inside … Runs the floor well, good foot speed, a very fluid athlete who plays with boundless energy … Owns a big wingspan. Plays much bigger than 6-8 … An excellent rebounder.
Shows some touch on his shot but needs to work on post moves and add range … Shows some ability to face the basket and use the dribble, but won't be confused for a small forward. Lacks the ball handling, passing ability, and outside shot to play strictly on the perimeter …
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Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Antoine Diot
Guillem Vives
Andres Rico

Forwards:
Aaron Doornekamp
Fernando San_Emeterio
Will Thomas
Bojan Dubljevic
Latavius Williams
Alberto Abalde

Center:
Tryggvi Hlinason

Coach: Jesus Vidorreta

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Leones de Santo Domingo lands Omar Reed, ex Gigantes - by Francisco Vega

Defending champion Leones de Santo Domingo (LNB) tabbed 30-year old American swingman Omar Reed (200-95kg-87, college: Bluefield, agency: Haylett Sports). He played most recently at Gigantes in Venezuelan LPB league. In 6 games he averaged 10.2ppg, 6.8rpg and 2.3apg last season.

The most of previous (2016) summer Reed spent at Indios de San Francisco where in 20 LNB games he had 13.0ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.3apg and 1.2spg in 2016 season. He also played that season for Correcaminos in Panamanian league. In three Liga Americas games he recorded 9.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 4.0apg and 1.7spg in 2016 season.

He also played earlier this year in the District Tournament of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) for Huellas del Siglo, averaging 16.6 points per game, 10.4 rebounds and 4.7 assists, including 42 percent from the three-point range.  

In 2011 (a year after he left the college) Reed was drafted by Austin Toros (D-League) in fourth round (15th overall).

He attended Bluefield College (NAIA) until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
Reed has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Among other achievements he won British EBL Division Two championship title in 2011. Reed received also Asia-Basket.com Japanese BJ League All-Imports Team award back in 2014.

He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Reed experienced life in four different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with Asian, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Reed has played previously professionally in Argentina (Atenas), Dominican Rep., NBA G League (Maine Red Claws) and Japan (Dragonflies and Yokohama B-Corsairs).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Indios de San Francisco inks Luis Bethelmy, ex Guaros - by Eurobasket News

Indios de San Francisco (LNB) agreed terms with 31-year old Venezuelan international forward Luis Bethelmy (200-86). He has played for the last two seasons at Guaros in Venezuelan LPB league. In 51 games he had 9.2ppg, 5.3rpg and 2.2apg last season. Bethelmy helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Quite impressive season as he was named to Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LPB Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played also at Guaros (also in LPB) where in 43 games he recorded 8.9ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.5apg. Bethelmy contributed to his team winning the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LNB 1st Team back in 2008, 2010 and 2013.
Bethelmy also represented Venezuela at the South American Championships in Caracas (Venezuela) last year. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 6 games: 8.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.7apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 76.5%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 90.9%.
Bethelmy is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Colombia (Guerreros), Mexico (Halcones Rojos and Jaguares), Puerto Rico and Venezuela (Guaros de Lara 2, Cocodrilos, Yaracuyanos and Guacharos).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE  


Joe Ragland (ex Scandone AV) is a newcomer at Lokomotiv - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Lokomotiv Kuban (VTB) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old American (has also Liberian passport) point guard Joe Ragland (182-80kg-89, college: Wichita State). He has played for the last two years at Scandone Avellino in Italian Serie A. In 35 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 17.7ppg and had 3.3rpg, 5.1apg and 1.4spg last season. Ragland helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. Great season indeed as he was awarded 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 in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: 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
Joe Ragland
Trevor Lacey

Forwards:
Pavel Antipov
Stanislav Ilnitskiy

Centers:
Frank Elegar
Brian Qvale

Coach: Sasa Obradovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Khimki adds Thomas to their roster, ex Jilin NE T. - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) added to their roster 29-year old American forward Malcolm Thomas (206-102kg-88, college: San Diego State, agency: GFSG). He played last season at Jilin Northeast Tigers in Chinese CBA league. In 37 games he recorded very impressive stats: 20.0ppg, 16.4rpg, 3.9apg, 1.5spg and 1.6bpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Honorable Mention.
The previous (2016) summer Thomas was tested by Meralco Bolts (PBA) in Filipino league.
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 Thomas was voted USBasket.com All-D-League Forward of the Year back in 2012.
He is quite experienced player. Thanks to Thomas' pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America) in five different countries. Thomas has played previously professionally in Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Korea, Puerto Rico (Piratas), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz and Phi.76ers) and NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors and Los Angeles D-Fenders).
He attended San Diego State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Sergey Monya
Malcolm Thomas
Tyler Honeycutt
Andrey Zubkov
Anthony Gill

Center:
Dmitry Sokolov

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Enisey keeps Mitusov for another season - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarsk (VTB) re-signed 21-year old point guard Sergey Mitusov (193-84kg-96, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He has played there for the last two seasons. But in three FIBA Europe Cup games he averaged just 1.0ppg last season. His team made it to the quarterfinals. Mitusov also played 10 games in VTB United League where he had only 1.6ppg.
Despite young age he had impressive career. His team made it to the FIBA Europe Cup Final Four in 2016. Mitusov received also Eurobasket.com All-Russian U23 League Honorable Mention award in 2016.

Enisey Krasnoyarsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasili Zavoruev
Sergey Mitusov

Centers:
Suleiman Braimoh
Igor Kanygin

Coach: Oleg Okulov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Enisey keeps Pavlov for another season - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarsk (VTB) re-signed 31-year old forward Aleksandr Pavlov (201-99kg-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 14 FIBA Europe Cup games he recorded 5.4ppg and 2.9rpg last season. Pavlov helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 18 games in VTB United League where he averaged just 2.6ppg and 2.5rpg.
Pavlov won Russian Superleague championship title in 2011.
He has played previously professionally also in Latvia (Liepaja/Triobet) and Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg, TEMP SUMZ Revda, Sojuz Zaretchny, Spartak Primorie Vladivostok and BC Khimky Moscow Region 2nd team).

Enisey Krasnoyarsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasili Zavoruev
Sergey Mitusov

Forward:
Aleksandr Pavlov

Centers:
Suleiman Braimoh
Igor Kanygin

Coach: Oleg Okulov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  WILLIAM JONES CUP  


Day 5 in Taipei - by Eurobasket News

Lithuania, South Korea and Canada improved to 4-1 records at the 2017 Jones Cup at the Taipei Peace Basketball Gymnasium. Lithuania edged India 102-79 as Zygimantas Jocys (190-SG-95) led the way with 21 points and Domantas Seskus (180-PG-92) produced 20. Amjyot Singh (203-F-92, agency: Octagon Europe) delivered 20 points in a loss.
Republic of China White lost to Japan 86-91, while Canada demolished Iran 105-71. South Korea grabbed an 83-72 win over Philippines. Lee Junghyun (190-SF-99) and Sekeun Oh stepped up with 14 points each, while Ung Heo and Junyong Choi had 11 apiece. Myers Michael and Jiovani Jalalon (175-PG) scored 18 in a loss.
Iraq outscored Republic of China Blue 80-76. Demario Mayfield (196-G/F-91, college: Angelo St.) top-scored for the winners with 28 points and Navid Khajehzadeh netted 13. Long-Mao Hu and Yu Huan-Ya (183-G-93) produced 16 points each in defeat.




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Women News


Central African Republic awarded wild card for FIBA Women's AfroBasket 2017 - by Eurobasket News

FIBA Africa on Wednesday awarded the wild card for FIBA Women's AfroBasket 2017 to the Central African Republic (CAF). With this announcement, the line-up is complete for the 12-team event that will take place in Mali's capital city of Bamako from August 18-27. CAF will compete in Group A along with Mali, Cameroon, Tunisia, Cote d'Ivoire and Angola. Group B consists of Senegal, Nigeria, Egypt, Guinea, DR Congo and Mozambique. The Group Phase will be played in a round robin format, with every team taking on its five (5) opponents in its respective group. The top four (4) teams from each group will advance to the Final Phase played in a knockout format from the Quarter-Finals onwards (Semi-Finals and Finals). The Third-Place Game and the Final will take place on Sunday August 27. The top 3 teams at FIBA Women's AfroBasket 2017 will qualify for the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2018 due to take place in Spain from September 22-30 2018.
Courtesy of: fiba.com



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  ANGOLA  


AfroBasket: Female team intensify work - by Eurobasket News

The correction of offensive actions and consolidation of defensive moves marked last Monday's training session of Angola's national female basketball team, as part of the preparation for their participation in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afrobasket2017) set for 18-27 August, this year, in Bamako, Mali. In two hours of training session, held in the Kilamba multi-purpose pavilion, in Luanda, the national female squad focussed on ball circulation and transition from defence to the attack, among other aspects. The coach, Jaime Covilha , demanded better retention of the ball and closer pressure over the opponent in possession of the ball. In the end of the session, the skipper of the squad, Nguendula Filipe, said the players are very much motivated for the upcoming challenge and the works are taking place in the desired manner. 'We'll continue to fulfil the demands of the technical team so that we can have better perspectives on the achievement of our goals, which includes reaching the podium', she explained.
Courtesy of: angop.ao



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  BARBADOS  


Pinelands keep the perfect record - by Eurobasket News

Pinelands keep the perfect record in BABA 2017 and remained the only undefeated team. In the latest game they overcame Lady Cougars and handed them a 68-60 loss. Pinelands grabbed a 15-5 lead and never looked behind after. Lady Cougars dropped at 3-1 on the second spot.
Lady Cavs meanwhile improved to a 2-2 record beating Clapham Bulls 76-47.



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  BULGARIA  


Huima welcomes back Perkins, ex Beroe - by Eurobasket News

Aanekosken Huima (SM-sarja) landed 28-year old American swingman Jazmine Perkins (178-89, college: Washington State). It is actually her comeback to Aanekosken as she has played here before. Perkins played most recently at Beroe in Bulgarian NBL league. In 17 games she averaged 12.5ppg, 6.1rpg, 3.2apg and 3.0spg (in top 2) last season. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in her career as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Defensive Player of the Year and selected to 2nd Team. Perkins also played 18 games in WABA where she had 8.2ppg, 5.9rpg, 3.1apg and 2.9spg. She contributed to her team making it to the final. She can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-WABA Defensive Player of the Year and selected to All-Defensive Team.
Perkins ended the previous (2015-16) season at Aanekosken. In 12 games she recorded very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 7.3rpg, 2.2apg and 2.8spg. But the most of that year she spent at Haskovo 2012 in NBL. In 17 games she got 15.0ppg, 8.2rpg (#5 in the league), 4.9apg (top 3) and 4.4spg (leader !!!).
Perkins won Swedish BasketEttan Group South championship title in 2013.
She has played also professionally in Israel (Maccabi Ramat Gan), Poland (Konin) and Sweden (Eskinstuna).
Perkins attended Washington State until 2012 and it will be her sixth season in pro basketball.
Her game is described as: All-time leader in games played with 122...made 108 career starts, second most by a Cougar...only player in WSU history, men's or women's with 1,000 points, 700 rebounds and 250 steals...finished career as Pac-12's active career leader in steals with 259, good for second in WSU history...finished career with 1,288 career points, seventh all time...grabbed 728 rebounds, fourth all time and tied for tenth all time with 285 career assists...finished with 144 made three's, second most all-time...notched 10 career double-doubles.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CENTRAL AFRICA  


Central African Republic awarded wild card for FIBA Women's AfroBasket 2017 - by Eurobasket News

FIBA Africa on Wednesday awarded the wild card for FIBA Women's AfroBasket 2017 to the Central African Republic (CAF). With this announcement, the line-up is complete for the 12-team event that will take place in Mali's capital city of Bamako from August 18-27. CAF will compete in Group A along with Mali, Cameroon, Tunisia, Cote d'Ivoire and Angola. Group B consists of Senegal, Nigeria, Egypt, Guinea, DR Congo and Mozambique. The Group Phase will be played in a round robin format, with every team taking on its five (5) opponents in its respective group. The top four (4) teams from each group will advance to the Final Phase played in a knockout format from the Quarter-Finals onwards (Semi-Finals and Finals). The Third-Place Game and the Final will take place on Sunday August 27. The top 3 teams at FIBA Women's AfroBasket 2017 will qualify for the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2018 due to take place in Spain from September 22-30 2018.
Courtesy of: fiba.com



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  CENTROBASKET  


Latinbasket.com All-Centrobasket Awards 2017 - by Greg

Latinbasket.com All-Centrobasket 1st Team 2017
Imani Tate
Tate
Pamela Rosado
Rosado
Natalie Day
Day
Jacqueline Luna-Castro
Luna-Castro
Leashja Grant
Grant

Best Player: Natalie Day (182-G/F-90) of U.S. Virgin Islands
Best Guard: Pamela Rosado (165-PG-86) of Puerto Rico
Best Forward: Natalie Day (182-G/F-90) of U.S. Virgin Islands
Best Center: Leashja Grant (6'2''-C-94) of Bahamas

1st Team
G: Imani Tate (5'8''-G-95) of U.S. Virgin Islands
PG: Pamela Rosado (165-PG-86) of Puerto Rico
G/F: Natalie Day (182-G/F-90) of U.S. Virgin Islands
F: Jacqueline Luna-Castro (188-F-93) of Mexico
C: Leashja Grant (6'2''-C-94) of Bahamas

Honorable Mention
Victoria Hamilton (5'10''-G-91) of U.S. Virgin Islands
Dayshalee Salaman (163-PG-90) of Puerto Rico
Yanique Gordon (193-F/C-91) of Jamaica
Shenneika Smith (6'1''-G/F-89) of Jamaica
Sha-Londa Neely (187-C-97) of Bahamas
Sonia Vasquez (182-F-83) of Guatemala



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  CZECH REPUBLIC  


Brianna Wilson (ex Slovanka MB) agreed terms with Atlantique Basket Pays Rochelais 17 - by Eurobasket News

Atlantique Basket Pays Rochelais 17 (NF1) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American center Brianna Wilson (193-91, college: Mass.-Lowell, agency: PEPI SPORT). She played most recently at Basket Slovanka MB Tabor in ZBL league in Czech Republic. In 25 games she recorded 10.6ppg, 7.2rpg and 1.0spg last season.
Wilson ended the previous (2015-16) season at KK Banovici in Bosnia and Herzegovina league. She helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. But the most of that year she spent at CSM Timisoara in Romanian Liga Nationala where in 22 games she averaged 13.0ppg, 8.8rpg and 1.7apg. Great season indeed as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Honorable Mention.
Wilson has played also professionally in WBCBL (Auburn F.).
She attended University of Massachusetts - Lowell until 2010 and it will be her eighth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe her following way: Has a nice post up game. Good from scoring inside the paint.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EEWBL  


No limit on foreign players, 16 teams and a new system - by Eurobasket News

Representatives from 14 clubs, including three head coaches, attended the 2017/2018 season technical meeting held in Riga on July 18.
Competition system
Sixteen teams (16) from 10 countries will be divided into two groups of eight teams each (A, B). The regular season will be played from September 21 to January 14, 2018. Season will be split in three separate stages (3+2+2 games). The best four teams from each group will advance to the play-offs (A1-B4, A2-B3, B1-A4, B2-A3). The play-offs will be played from January 15 to March 1, 2018 with two games for each team (home-and-away). The winners will advance to the Final Four. The Final Four will be played from March 16 to 18, including the arrival day on Friday and two game days on Saturday and Sunday.
No limit on foreign players
Every team may include unlimited number of foreign players in its EEWBL roster, according to the league statutes (4.4). A new regulation will allow every team to field out the best possible roster.Each club may register one new player after the end of the regular season and until February 28th, 2018. The official list of players includes up to 20 players. If team does not participate in any of the stages, except force-majeur situations, it will be disqualified.
Geographic rule
If team is located more than 1200 kilometers away from the EEWBL headquarters in Riga (teams from Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Netherlands and Turkey) and qualifies for the playoffs, it may need to cover the expenses for its quarterfinals opponent, if it's necessary on separate occasions. EEWBL teams 2017/2018 before the technical meeting (in alphabetic order):
1) Al Riyadi Beirut (Lebanon),
2) Astana Tigers (Kazakhstan),
3) Dynamo Moscow (Russia),
4) Good Angels Kosice (Slovakia),
5) Hoptrans Sirenos (Lithuania),
6) Horizont Minsk (Belarus),
7) Kibirkstis Vilnius (Lithuania),
8) Lulea Basket (Sweden),
9) Royal Eagles Apeldoorn (Netherlands),
10) Samsun Canik Belediye (Turkey),
11) Tsmoki Minsk (Belarus),
12) TTT Rga (Latvia),
13) Udominate Basket (Sweden),
14) Vega 1/Liepja (Latvia).
Two remaining teams will be announced later this week. Haskovo 2012 withdrew from competition after the Bulgarian basketball federation put a ban on registering foreign players until 2020.
Courtesy of: eewbl.eu



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  EUROCUP  


Marina Riavkina joins Enisey - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarski kraj (PBL) agreed terms with 24-year old point guard Marina Riavkina (169-93). She played last season at Dynamo Novosibirsk Region (PBL). In 24 games she had 9.3ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.4apg and 1.5spg. Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Russian PBL Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team. Riavkina also played 6 games in Eurocup where she recorded 6.0ppg, 3.2rpg, 4.3apg and 2.0spg.
Riavkina ended the previous (2015-16) season at Sparta&K Vidnoe 2nd team. In three PBL games she averaged 15.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.7apg and 2.3spg. But the most of that year she spent at Spartak Vidnoye. In 25 games she got just 2.1ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.0apg. Riavkina helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. She also played 10 games in Eurocup where she got only 2.0ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.3apg.
Riavkina represented Russia at the European Championships U20 in Samsun (Turkey) four years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 3.0ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.0apg.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROLEAGUE  


Sonja Petrovic (ex USK Praha) is a newcomer at Dynamo Kursk - by Eurobasket News

Dynamo Kursk (PBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old Serbian international forward Sonja Petrovic (189-74kg-89, agency: ProDep Management). She played most recently at USK Praha in ZBL league in Czech Republic. In 12 games she was fourth best scorer with 14.1ppg and had 4.8rpg and 2.1apg last season. Petrovic also played 19 games in Euroleague where she recorded very impressive stats: 16.5ppg, 7.8rpg, 2.8apg and 1.6spg. She helped them to make it to the Euroleague Final Four. Great season indeed as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague 2nd Team.
Petrovic won Czech Republic D1 championship title for three years in a row (between 2015 and 2017).
The previous (2016) summer Petrovic played at another team Mercury in U.S. semi-pro league WNBA. In 33 games she averaged 5.1ppg and 2.2rpg in 2016 season. Petrovic contributed to her team winning the Supercup and make to league semifinals. A very good season in her career as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Czech Rep. D1 Player of the Year, Bosman Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Europe Small Forward of the Year 2015, 2016.
In 2009 she was drafted by San Antonio Silver Stars (WNBA) in second round (26th overall).
Among other achievements she received Eurobasket.com All-Czech Republic D1 Player of the Year award in 2015.
Petrovic has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2006 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
Petrovic also represented Serbia at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year.
She is a very experienced player. Thanks to Petrovic's pro career she managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America) in five different countries. Petrovic has played previously professionally in France (Bourges), Spain (Barcelona), Australia (Cairns Taipans), Russia (Spartak Vidnoye) and WNBA (Chicago Sky).
The scouts decsribe her following way: A tall SF who defends hard and has great outside shooting skills. Some physical problems limited his performing, but has yet great upside.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FIBA AMERICUP  


Draw results in for FIBA Women's AmeriCup 2017 - by Eurobasket News

The draw for the FIBA Women's AmeriCup 2017 took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico, at midday on Wednesday. The results of the draw are as follows:
Group A: Virgin Islands, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia
Group B: Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Canada, Cuba, Mexico


The FIBA Women's AmeriCup 2017 will take place from August 6-13 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and feature the national teams from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Paraguay, Virgin Islands and Venezuela. The competition will consist of two phases. In the Group Phase, the ten (10) participating teams will be divided into two (2) groups of five (5) teams. Teams will play in a round-robin format for four days. The best two teams from each group will advance to the Final Phase, with the first-place team from Group A playing against the second place team from Group B and vice-versa. The winners of the Semi-Finals will advance to the Final, while the losers will play in the Third-Place Game. The top three teams from the FIBA Women's AmeriCup 2017 will qualify for the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2018 in Spain.
Courtesy of: fiba.com



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  FINLAND  


Huima welcomes back Perkins, ex Beroe - by Eurobasket News

Aanekosken Huima (SM-sarja) landed 28-year old American swingman Jazmine Perkins (178-89, college: Washington State). It is actually her comeback to Aanekosken as she has played here before. Perkins played most recently at Beroe in Bulgarian NBL league. In 17 games she averaged 12.5ppg, 6.1rpg, 3.2apg and 3.0spg (in top 2) last season. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in her career as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Defensive Player of the Year and selected to 2nd Team. Perkins also played 18 games in WABA where she had 8.2ppg, 5.9rpg, 3.1apg and 2.9spg. She contributed to her team making it to the final. She can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-WABA Defensive Player of the Year and selected to All-Defensive Team.
Perkins ended the previous (2015-16) season at Aanekosken. In 12 games she recorded very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 7.3rpg, 2.2apg and 2.8spg. But the most of that year she spent at Haskovo 2012 in NBL. In 17 games she got 15.0ppg, 8.2rpg (#5 in the league), 4.9apg (top 3) and 4.4spg (leader !!!).
Perkins won Swedish BasketEttan Group South championship title in 2013.
She has played also professionally in Israel (Maccabi Ramat Gan), Poland (Konin) and Sweden (Eskinstuna).
Perkins attended Washington State until 2012 and it will be her sixth season in pro basketball.
Her game is described as: All-time leader in games played with 122...made 108 career starts, second most by a Cougar...only player in WSU history, men's or women's with 1,000 points, 700 rebounds and 250 steals...finished career as Pac-12's active career leader in steals with 259, good for second in WSU history...finished career with 1,288 career points, seventh all time...grabbed 728 rebounds, fourth all time and tied for tenth all time with 285 career assists...finished with 144 made three's, second most all-time...notched 10 career double-doubles.

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Huima adds Gilbert to their roster, ex Lousada - by Eurobasket News

Aanekosken Huima (SM-sarja) added to their roster 23-year old American forward Tyler Gilbert (188-94, college: Houston). She played most recently at Lousada AC in Portuguese Liga Feminina, but left the team in Dec.'16. In 10 games she recorded 13.6ppg, 12.3rpg, 1.5spg and 2.1bpg last season.
Gilbert graduated from University of Houston in 2016 and actually missed last season. It is her second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FRANCE  


Svenja Brunckhorst (ex Cadi La Seu) joins Nice - by Eurobasket News

Cavigal Nice Basket 06 (LFB) agreed terms with 26-year old German international point guard Svenja Brunckhorst (179-91). She played last season at Cadi La Seu in Spanish LFB league. In 25 games she had 5.2ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season Brunckhorst played at TSV 1880 Wasserburg in German DBBL where in 29 games she recorded 8.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.9apg and 1.0spg. She helped them to win the German DBBL title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Brunckhorst also played 6 games in Eurocup where she averaged 7.5ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B 3rd Team back in 2009.
Brunckhorst has been also a member of German international program for some years. She has regularly played for German senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Brunckhorst also represented Germany at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 8.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 40.6%, 3PT: 10.0%, FT: 91.7%.
Brunckhorst has played also professionally in Germany (Eisvogel Freiburg).

Cavigal Nice Basket 06 roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Isabelle Strunc
Svenja Brunckhorst

Forward:
Kendall Cooper

Center:
Geraldine Robert

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Brianna Wilson (ex Slovanka MB) agreed terms with Atlantique Basket Pays Rochelais 17 - by Eurobasket News

Atlantique Basket Pays Rochelais 17 (NF1) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American center Brianna Wilson (193-91, college: Mass.-Lowell, agency: PEPI SPORT). She played most recently at Basket Slovanka MB Tabor in ZBL league in Czech Republic. In 25 games she recorded 10.6ppg, 7.2rpg and 1.0spg last season.
Wilson ended the previous (2015-16) season at KK Banovici in Bosnia and Herzegovina league. She helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. But the most of that year she spent at CSM Timisoara in Romanian Liga Nationala where in 22 games she averaged 13.0ppg, 8.8rpg and 1.7apg. Great season indeed as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Honorable Mention.
Wilson has played also professionally in WBCBL (Auburn F.).
She attended University of Massachusetts - Lowell until 2010 and it will be her eighth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe her following way: Has a nice post up game. Good from scoring inside the paint.

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Marie-Sadio Rosche (ex Hannover) signs at Atlantique Basket Pays Rochelais 17 - by Eurobasket News

Atlantique Basket Pays Rochelais 17 (NF1) landed 30-year old Senegalese international center Marie-Sadio Rosche (190-87, college: Dayton). She played most recently at TK Hannover in German DBBL, but left the team in Feb.'17. In 15 games she averaged 6.5ppg and 5.3rpg last season.
Among other achievements Rosche played in the final of German 2.Bundesliga Group South in 2013. She received also Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga South 2nd Team award back in 2013.
Rosche represented Senegal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. Her stats at that event were 5 games: 1.6ppg, 1.2rpg.
Rosche has quite traveled the world as her pro career brought her to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Rosche has played previously professionally also in Puerto Rico (Leonas) and France (Avenir).
She attended University of Dayton until 2011 and it will be her seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GERMANY  


Clark's pro career starts at BG 89 Avides - by Eurobasket News

BG '89 Avides Hurricanes Rotenburg (2.Bundesliga) tabbed 21-year old American swingman Cassidy Clark (178-96). just graduated from St.Gregory (NAIA).
As mentioned above she is just out of the college and it will be her first season in pro basketball.
Clark was selected to NJCAA D2 All-Tournament Team in 2015.

BG '89 Avides Hurricanes Rotenburg roster for 2017-2018:

Pia Mankertz
Cassidy Clark
Vivien Stoll
Sina Friedrichs
Bente Lademacher
Nike Fortmann
Celine Schroeder

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @MiroKojic)

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Svenja Brunckhorst (ex Cadi La Seu) joins Nice - by Eurobasket News

Cavigal Nice Basket 06 (LFB) agreed terms with 26-year old German international point guard Svenja Brunckhorst (179-91). She played last season at Cadi La Seu in Spanish LFB league. In 25 games she had 5.2ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season Brunckhorst played at TSV 1880 Wasserburg in German DBBL where in 29 games she recorded 8.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.9apg and 1.0spg. She helped them to win the German DBBL title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Brunckhorst also played 6 games in Eurocup where she averaged 7.5ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B 3rd Team back in 2009.
Brunckhorst has been also a member of German international program for some years. She has regularly played for German senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Brunckhorst also represented Germany at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 8.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 40.6%, 3PT: 10.0%, FT: 91.7%.
Brunckhorst has played also professionally in Germany (Eisvogel Freiburg).

Cavigal Nice Basket 06 roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Isabelle Strunc
Svenja Brunckhorst

Forward:
Kendall Cooper

Center:
Geraldine Robert

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  GREECE  


Panagiota Stabourlou is a newcomer at Faros Keratsiniou - by Chris Mammides

A.O. Faros Keratsiniou (A2) added to their roster 32-year old forward Panagiota Stabourlou (180-85). The last time (6-8) she played at Asteras in Greek B league. Stabourlou missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
Stabourlou is a very experienced player.

A.O. Faros Keratsiniou roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Zoi Kechagia
Argiroula Kalogirou
Aristea Maglara
Katerina Karakasidou
Ioanna Hatzileonti

Forwards:
Panagiota Stabourlou
Efi Kritza
Polina Stabourlou
Alexandridou

Center:
Peli Papamichail

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Parthena Chrysanthidou agreed terms with Orvieto - by Eurobasket News

Ceprini Orvieto (Serie A2) inked 18-year old Greek power forward Parthena Chrysanthidou (184-99).
Chrysanthidou represented Greece at the European Championships U16 Division B in Ohrid-Struga (FYR Macedonia) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 0.7ppg.

Ceprini Orvieto roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rachele Porcu
Selene Grilli
Margherita Monaco

Center:
Parthena Chrysanthidou

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HOLLAND  


Holland U16 aims for consolidation - by Bas Hendriks

The Dutch U16 team this year aims for consolidation in division A. As far as preparation goes after tournaments in France, Germany and most recently Luxembourg the Brian Hirman led team appears to be nicely on track. Taking the best of their irish and hometeam's counterparts, the squad took the Dussman Trophee in Luxemburg, only to fall at the hands of an out of competition U23 team that was selected of players that didn't make the seniorsquad for Luxembourg. Dutch guard Emy Hayford won MVP Honours.

The dutch team consists of:
Shelaney Kopra (Dozy BV Den Helder)
• Zina Beunk (Batouwe/Royal Eagles)
• Chermensa van la Parra (CBV Binnenland)
• Emy Hayford (Lige Panthers/CTO Amsterdam)
• Tessa Dubois (CBV Binnenland/Barons)
• Eva van Oosten (CBV Binnenland)
• Josefien Cornelissen (Landslake Lions)
• Lotte Sant (CBV Binnenland)
• Maaike van Zeijl (CTO Amsterdam)
• Jade Blagrove (CBV Binnenland)
• Celine Dupont (CBV Binnenland/KEUS/Royal Eagles)
• Vita Stam (CTO Amsterdam)



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  HUNGARY  


Sara Krnjic agreed terms with Atomeromu - by Eurobasket News

Atomeromu KSC Szekszard (A Division) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Serbian international center Sara Krnjic (191-91). She played most recently at Sopron Basket in the A Division. In 27 games she recorded 7.2ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.3apg last season. Krnjic helped them to win the League title and the cup. She also played 14 games in Euroleague where she averaged 9.4ppg and 6.6rpg.
In 2011 Krnjic was drafted by Washington Mystics (WNBA) in third round (35th overall).
She has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. Krnjic has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2012.
She also represented Serbia at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 3.7ppg, 2.7rpg.
Krnjic has played previously professionally in Serbia (Vojvodina).
The scouts decsribe her following way: One of the rising stars in EuroLeague Women, she is an adept finisher around the basket and has some effective post moves which cause her defenders problems. She's good on the glass too.

Atomeromu KSC Szekszard roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Teja Oblak
Agnes Studer

Forward:
Maja Erkic

Centers:
Sara Krnjic
Virag Kiss

Coach: Zeljko Djokic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ISRAEL  


H.R. Le-Zion adds Sydney Colson to their roster - by Lior Hai

Hapoel Rishon Le-Zion (D1) added to their roster 28-year old American point guard Sydney Colson (172-89, college: Texas A&M, agency: LBM Management). She playe this summer at San Antonio Silver Stars (WNBA). In 15 games she recorded just 2.3ppg and 1.7apg.
In 2011 Colson was drafted by Connecticut Sun (WNBA) in second round (16th overall).
The former Texas A&M University standoutis in her seventh season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Colson's team made it to the Polish Cup Final Four in 2013. She was also voted All-Big 12 Honorable Mention back in 2011 at her college time.
Colson has played previously professionally in WNBA (New York Liberty) and Poland (Lider Pruszkow).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ITALY  


Umbertide lands Angela Dettori - by Eurobasket News

Pallacanestro Femminile Umbertide (Serie A1) landed 21-year old forward Angela Dettori (182-96). She played most recently at C.U.S. Cagliari in the Serie A2. In 22 games she averaged 8.9ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.9spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Dettori played at Pallacanestro Femminile Broni where in 30 games she had 3.6ppg and 3.4rpg. She helped them to win the A2 title and the cup.
Dettori was a member of Italian U18 National Team in 2014.
She has played previously for Virtus Cagliari.

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Claudia Minichino joins Faenza - by Eurobasket News

Club Atletico Romagna Faenza agreed terms with 21-year old guard Claudia Minichino (170-96). She played last season at Maddalena Vision Palermo in the Serie A2, but left the team in Jan.'17. In 13 games she had 5.7ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.1spg. B will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Minichino played at Dike Napoli. In four games she recorded just 0.3ppg. She also played 2 games in Eurocup, but she did not score anything and 1 steal.

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Venezia adds Williams to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Reyer Venezia Mestre (Serie A1) added to their roster 27-year old American point guard Riquna Williams (170-90, college: Miami, FL). She plays this summer at Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA). In 17 games she recorded 6.5ppg and 1.4rpg. The last season Williams played at Osmaniye in Turkish KBSL where in 17 games she averaged impressive 18.6ppg, 5.1rpg, 3.4apg and 2.0spg.
In 2012 she was drafted by San Antonio Silver Stars (WNBA) in second round (17th overall).
Williams attended University of Miami, Florida and it will be her sixth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she played in the final of Italian A1 in 2014. Williams was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Europe Honorable Mention in 2016.
She is quite experienced player. Williams has played also professionally in Israel (Hapoel Rishon Le Zion), Slovakia (Good Angels), WNBA (Dallas Wings), Italy (Ragusa) and Turkey (Adana ASKI Mersin).

Reyer Venezia Mestre roster for 2017-2018:

Forwards:
Ashley Walker
Martina Bestagno
Martina Sandri
Valeria De_Pretto

Center:
Marie Ruzickova

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Anne Marie Armstrong (ex Gernika) agreed terms with Vigarano - by Eurobasket News

Meccanica Nova Vigarano (Serie A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American swingman Anne Marie Armstrong (191-81kg-91, college: Georgia, agency: LBM Management). She played most recently at Gernika Kirol Elkartea Saskibaloia in Spanish LFB league, but left. In 8 games she recorded 6.9ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.3spg last season. Armstrong also played that season for Artego Bydgoszcz in Polish TBLK where in 13 games she averaged 9.0ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.2apg and 1.5spg.
In 2013 she was drafted by Atlanta Dream (WNBA) in third round (31st overall).
Armstrong attended University of Georgia and it will be her fifth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements her team made it to the Israeli Cup final in 2015. Armstrong received also All-SEC 1st Team award back in 2012 at her college time.
Armstrong has played previously professionally in Brazil (Sao Jose) and Israel (Ramat Hasharon).

Meccanica Nova Vigarano roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Benedetta Bagnara
Rosa Cupido
Erica Reggiani
Anne_Marie Armstrong
Silvia Nativi
Giulia Natali
Alice Prisco

Forwards:
Irene Cigliani
Batabe Zempare
Annie Tarakchian
Rebecca Ferraro
Dafne Gianesini
Caterina Gilli

Centers:
Emilia Bove
Giulia Vanin

Coach: Luca Andreoli

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Federica Monaco agreed terms with Vicenza - by Eurobasket News

Velco Vicenza (Serie A2) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old guard Federica Monaco (165-93) from Maddalena Vision Palermo. In 24 Serie A2 games she recorded 4.8ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.3spg last season.
Monaco has played previously for two other teams: Rende and Olimpia Corato.

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Venezia keeps Walker for another season - by Eurobasket News

Reyer Venezia Mestre (Serie A1) re-signed 30-year old Romanian international power forward Ashley Walker (187-91kg-87, college: California). She has a double citizenship as she also holds American passport. Walker played there last season. In 27 Serie A1 games she averaged 13.3ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.2apg and 2.8spg. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com Italian A1 All-Imports Team and Honorable Mention. Walker also played 9 games in Eurocup where she had very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 8.6rpg, 2.9apg and 2.2spg.
The previous (15-16) season Walker played at Familia Schio. In 30 games she recorded 11.4ppg, 7.6rpg and 1.6spg (in top 2). She contributed to her team winning the A1 title (twice) and the Supercup (also twice). Walker also played 16 games in Euroleague where she got 10.3ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.8apg, 2.4spg and 1.1bpg. She contributed to her team making it to the quarterfinals. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention.
In 2009 Walker was drafted by Seattle Storm (WNBA) in first round (12th overall).
She attended University of California and it will be her ninth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Walker received Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Player of the Year award back in 2010.
She also represented Romania at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 12.5ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.0apg, 2.0spg, 1.5bpg.
Walker is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in Turkey (Ceyhan Bld), Ukraine (Dynamo-NPU Kyiv), WNBA (Connecticut Sun, Dallas Wings and San Antonio Silver Stars), Israel (Maccabi Ramat Gan, Maccabi Ashdod and Elitzur Ramla) and Romania (CSM Targoviste).

Reyer Venezia Mestre roster for 2017-2018:

Forwards:
Ashley Walker
Martina Bestagno
Martina Sandri
Valeria De_Pretto

Center:
Marie Ruzickova

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Parthena Chrysanthidou agreed terms with Orvieto - by Eurobasket News

Ceprini Orvieto (Serie A2) inked 18-year old Greek power forward Parthena Chrysanthidou (184-99).
Chrysanthidou represented Greece at the European Championships U16 Division B in Ohrid-Struga (FYR Macedonia) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 0.7ppg.

Ceprini Orvieto roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rachele Porcu
Selene Grilli
Margherita Monaco

Center:
Parthena Chrysanthidou

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  LITHUANIA  


Lithuania celebrates Baltic U16 Cup title - by Eurobasket News

Lithuania celebrated Baltic U16 Cup title with three victories in the same number of games played. After beating Latvia 66-57 and then Estonia 76-38, the hosts overcame Ireland 74-30. Lithuania took control of the game from the first minutes and never looked behind. Dovile Jankauskaite (179-SF-01) and Simona Visockaite top-scored for the winners with 12 points each. Brigita and Brigita Sinickaite (174-SG-01) followed them with 9 points.


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  NCAA1  


Ciara Geiger Named Mount St. Mary's Women's Basketball Assistant Coach - by Eurobasket News

Ciara Geiger has been named an assistant coach with the Mount St. Mary's University women's basketball program, joining Maria Marchesano 's coaching staff for her first season at the helm. 'I am very excited to have Ciara join our staff here at the Mount. She brings great perspective and understanding to the team as she has both played for me and coached with me in the past,' said Marchesano. 'Along with her passion for basketball and developing young student-athletes, she brings an abundance of intangibles that will only help grow the culture we want to create in our program. Ciara has a strong ability to connect with players and has already had a great impact since being on campus.' Geiger comes to the Mount after spending two seasons as an assistant coach at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio, where she worked alongside Marchesano during the 2015-16 season. Geiger helped guide the Cavaliers to 38 total wins in her two seasons on the staff, including a 20-9 mark during the 2015-16 campaign. That season, the Cavaliers posted an upset victory over Division I member Butler and received votes for the top-25 rankings during the campaign. In addition to her coaching duties at Walsh, Geiger was also responsible for managing the team's academic progress, making travel arrangements, managing film exchange and breakdown, organizing fundraising activities and directing the team's social media efforts. As a player, Geiger was a standout at both Urbana University and the University of Findlay, scoring a combined 1,565 points throughout her collegiate career. As a rookie at Urbana, Geiger was named the Ohio DII Independent Freshman of the Year, and followed it up with G-MAC Player of the Year honors and a Second Team All-Midwest Region selection her sophomore season. After transferring to the University of Findlay, Geiger was tabbed a Second Team All-GLIAC performer following the 2014-15 campaign. Geiger earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business management and human resources from the University of Findlay in 2015, and received a Masters degree in business administration from Walsh University in 2017.
Courtesy of: mountathletics.com



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  PARAGUAY  


Olimpia wins Apertura 2017 Finals - by Eurobasket News

Olimpia won Apertura 2017 Finals as they swept the series against Sol de America 2-0. In the second game Olimpia posted a 98-62 comfortable win.
They managed to win all the quarters of the game with a massive 25-6 in the second period. Paola Ferrari (178-G/F-85, college: Union, TN, agency: ProDep Management) top-scored for the winners with 33 points. Jacinta Monroe (196-F/C-88, college: Florida St.) netted 20 points and was named MVP of the Finals.



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  POLAND  


Energa Torun keeps Maliszewska for another season - by Eurobasket News

Energa Torun (TBLK) re-signed 32-year old former international swingman Katarzyna Maliszewska (184-85, college: UTEP, agency: Promotex). She played there last season.
The previous (15-16) season Maliszewska played at Sleza Wroclaw where in 28 games she recorded 10.7ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.3apg. She helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Great season indeed as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Polish BLK 2nd Team.
Maliszewska won Polish BLK championship title in 2014.
She was also a member of Polish international program for some years. Maliszewska played for Polish Senior National Team between 2010 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2004 and 2005.
She also represented Poland at the European Championships in Hungary and Romania two years ago. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 5.3ppg, 2.3rpg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 75.0%.
Maliszewska has played previously for four other teams: Wisla Can-Pack, Tecza Leszno, Rybnik and Artego Bydgoszcz.
She attended Univ.of Texas at El Paso until 2008 and it will be her tenth season in pro basketball.

Energa Torun roster for 2017-2018:

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

Coach: Algirdas Paulauskas

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Artego Bydgoszcz tabs Julia Adamowicz - by Lukasz Lukaszewski

Artego Bydgoszcz (TBLK) inked 23-year old international swingman Julia Adamowicz (179-94, agency: Promotex). She played most recently at Energa Torun in the TBLK. In 27 games she recorded 6.7ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.5apg last season. Adamowicz also played 12 games in Baltic League where she averaged 6.7ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.0apg.
Adamowicz's team made it to the BWBL Semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Widzew. In 21 games she had 8.9ppg and 4.0rpg.
She has been also a member of Polish international program for some years. Adamowicz has regularly played for Polish senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team between 2013 and 2014.
She also represented Poland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year.
Adamowicz has played previously for five other teams: Basket Gdynia, Enea AZS Poznan, Lider Swarzedz, Politechnika Gdanska and Wilki Morskie.

Artego Bydgoszcz roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Julie McBride
Julia Adamowicz
Jennifer O'Neill

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

Coach: Tomasz Herkt

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Sleza Wroclaw lands Klaudia Sosnowska - by Lukasz Lukaszewski

1KS Sleza Wroclaw (TBLK) tabbed 27-year old power forward Klaudia Sosnowska (186-90, agency: Promotex). She played most recently at Energa Torun in Polish TBLK. In 11 games she averaged 3.5ppg and 1.1rpg last season. Sosnowska also played 2 games in Baltic League where she had very impressive stats: 16.0ppg, 9.0rpg, 5.5apg and 2.0spg. The other team she played that season for was TS Ostrovia. In 17 games she recorded 6.8ppg, 3.7rpg and 2.0apg.
Sosnowska's team won Polish Cup in 2011.
She represented Poland at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
Sosnowska has played previously professionally also in Hungary (Cegledi EKK) and Poland (Basket Gdynia, LKS Lodz, Widzew, Konin and Wejcherowo).

1KS Sleza Wroclaw roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sharnee Zoll-Norman
Sonia Ursu
Marissa Kastanek
Zuzanna Sklepowicz

Forwards:
Kourtney Treffers
Klaudia Sosnowska

Center:
Dragana Svitlica

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  PORTUGAL  


Huima adds Gilbert to their roster, ex Lousada - by Eurobasket News

Aanekosken Huima (SM-sarja) added to their roster 23-year old American forward Tyler Gilbert (188-94, college: Houston). She played most recently at Lousada AC in Portuguese Liga Feminina, but left the team in Dec.'16. In 10 games she recorded 13.6ppg, 12.3rpg, 1.5spg and 2.1bpg last season.
Gilbert graduated from University of Houston in 2016 and actually missed last season. It is her second season as a professional player.

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  ROMANIA  


Venezia keeps Walker for another season - by Eurobasket News

Reyer Venezia Mestre (Serie A1) re-signed 30-year old Romanian international power forward Ashley Walker (187-91kg-87, college: California). She has a double citizenship as she also holds American passport. Walker played there last season. In 27 Serie A1 games she averaged 13.3ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.2apg and 2.8spg. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com Italian A1 All-Imports Team and Honorable Mention. Walker also played 9 games in Eurocup where she had very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 8.6rpg, 2.9apg and 2.2spg.
The previous (15-16) season Walker played at Familia Schio. In 30 games she recorded 11.4ppg, 7.6rpg and 1.6spg (in top 2). She contributed to her team winning the A1 title (twice) and the Supercup (also twice). Walker also played 16 games in Euroleague where she got 10.3ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.8apg, 2.4spg and 1.1bpg. She contributed to her team making it to the quarterfinals. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention.
In 2009 Walker was drafted by Seattle Storm (WNBA) in first round (12th overall).
She attended University of California and it will be her ninth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Walker received Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Player of the Year award back in 2010.
She also represented Romania at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 12.5ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.0apg, 2.0spg, 1.5bpg.
Walker is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in Turkey (Ceyhan Bld), Ukraine (Dynamo-NPU Kyiv), WNBA (Connecticut Sun, Dallas Wings and San Antonio Silver Stars), Israel (Maccabi Ramat Gan, Maccabi Ashdod and Elitzur Ramla) and Romania (CSM Targoviste).

Reyer Venezia Mestre roster for 2017-2018:

Forwards:
Ashley Walker
Martina Bestagno
Martina Sandri
Valeria De_Pretto

Center:
Marie Ruzickova

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Satu Mare lands Taneisha Harrison - by Eurobasket News

CS Municipal Satu Mare (Liga Nationala) tabbed 28-year old American guard Taneisha Harrison (182-89, college: Pittsburgh) from CS Universitatea Cluj Napoca. In 35 Liga Nationala games in Romania she averaged 14.7ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg last season. She helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. She can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Romanian League All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season Harrison played at Telge Basket in Swedish Damligan where in 26 games she was second best scorer with impressive 19.8ppg and recorded 5.4rpg, 1.7apg and 1.6spg. It was a great season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Damligan 2nd Team.
Harrison has played previously professionally also in Sweden (Mark and Jarfalla) and Romania (Sf.Gheorghe and Alba Iulia).
She attended University of Pittsburgh until 2011 and it will be her seventh season in pro basketball.

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Andra Simina Mandache joins Satu Mare - by Eurobasket News

CS Municipal Satu Mare (Liga Nationala) agreed terms with experienced 36-year old ex-international forward Andra Simina Mandache (185-81) from CS Universitatea Cluj Napoca. In 35 Liga Nationala games she had 12.4ppg, 5.7rpg and 2.6apg last season. She helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Quite impressive season as she was voted Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Domestic Player of the Year, named to 3rd Team and to the All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season Mandache played at Sesto in Italian Serie A1 where in 26 games she recorded 13.5ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.3apg.
Mandache won MZRKL championship title in 2015.
She also represented Romania at the Qualifications to European Championships 2011 seven years ago. Her stats at that event were 5 games: 7.0ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.8apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 32.0%, 3PT: 31.3%, FT: 80.0%.
Mandache is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in France (Clermont and COB Calais), Hungary (Szeged), Spain and Italy (Venezia, Cavezzo, Alcamo and P.S.Giorgio) and Romania (CSM Targoviste).
It's very possible she may end her playing career at Satu Mare.

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Sonja Petrovic (ex USK Praha) is a newcomer at Dynamo Kursk - by Eurobasket News

Dynamo Kursk (PBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old Serbian international forward Sonja Petrovic (189-74kg-89, agency: ProDep Management). She played most recently at USK Praha in ZBL league in Czech Republic. In 12 games she was fourth best scorer with 14.1ppg and had 4.8rpg and 2.1apg last season. Petrovic also played 19 games in Euroleague where she recorded very impressive stats: 16.5ppg, 7.8rpg, 2.8apg and 1.6spg. She helped them to make it to the Euroleague Final Four. Great season indeed as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague 2nd Team.
Petrovic won Czech Republic D1 championship title for three years in a row (between 2015 and 2017).
The previous (2016) summer Petrovic played at another team Mercury in U.S. semi-pro league WNBA. In 33 games she averaged 5.1ppg and 2.2rpg in 2016 season. Petrovic contributed to her team winning the Supercup and make to league semifinals. A very good season in her career as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Czech Rep. D1 Player of the Year, Bosman Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Europe Small Forward of the Year 2015, 2016.
In 2009 she was drafted by San Antonio Silver Stars (WNBA) in second round (26th overall).
Among other achievements she received Eurobasket.com All-Czech Republic D1 Player of the Year award in 2015.
Petrovic has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2006 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
Petrovic also represented Serbia at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year.
She is a very experienced player. Thanks to Petrovic's pro career she managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America) in five different countries. Petrovic has played previously professionally in France (Bourges), Spain (Barcelona), Australia (Cairns Taipans), Russia (Spartak Vidnoye) and WNBA (Chicago Sky).
The scouts decsribe her following way: A tall SF who defends hard and has great outside shooting skills. Some physical problems limited his performing, but has yet great upside.

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Marina Riavkina joins Enisey - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarski kraj (PBL) agreed terms with 24-year old point guard Marina Riavkina (169-93). She played last season at Dynamo Novosibirsk Region (PBL). In 24 games she had 9.3ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.4apg and 1.5spg. Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Russian PBL Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team. Riavkina also played 6 games in Eurocup where she recorded 6.0ppg, 3.2rpg, 4.3apg and 2.0spg.
Riavkina ended the previous (2015-16) season at Sparta&K Vidnoe 2nd team. In three PBL games she averaged 15.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.7apg and 2.3spg. But the most of that year she spent at Spartak Vidnoye. In 25 games she got just 2.1ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.0apg. Riavkina helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. She also played 10 games in Eurocup where she got only 2.0ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.3apg.
Riavkina represented Russia at the European Championships U20 in Samsun (Turkey) four years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 3.0ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.0apg.

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  SENEGAL  


Marie-Sadio Rosche (ex Hannover) signs at Atlantique Basket Pays Rochelais 17 - by Eurobasket News

Atlantique Basket Pays Rochelais 17 (NF1) landed 30-year old Senegalese international center Marie-Sadio Rosche (190-87, college: Dayton). She played most recently at TK Hannover in German DBBL, but left the team in Feb.'17. In 15 games she averaged 6.5ppg and 5.3rpg last season.
Among other achievements Rosche played in the final of German 2.Bundesliga Group South in 2013. She received also Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga South 2nd Team award back in 2013.
Rosche represented Senegal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. Her stats at that event were 5 games: 1.6ppg, 1.2rpg.
Rosche has quite traveled the world as her pro career brought her to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Rosche has played previously professionally also in Puerto Rico (Leonas) and France (Avenir).
She attended University of Dayton until 2011 and it will be her seventh season in pro basketball.

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  SERBIA  


Sonja Petrovic (ex USK Praha) is a newcomer at Dynamo Kursk - by Eurobasket News

Dynamo Kursk (PBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old Serbian international forward Sonja Petrovic (189-74kg-89, agency: ProDep Management). She played most recently at USK Praha in ZBL league in Czech Republic. In 12 games she was fourth best scorer with 14.1ppg and had 4.8rpg and 2.1apg last season. Petrovic also played 19 games in Euroleague where she recorded very impressive stats: 16.5ppg, 7.8rpg, 2.8apg and 1.6spg. She helped them to make it to the Euroleague Final Four. Great season indeed as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague 2nd Team.
Petrovic won Czech Republic D1 championship title for three years in a row (between 2015 and 2017).
The previous (2016) summer Petrovic played at another team Mercury in U.S. semi-pro league WNBA. In 33 games she averaged 5.1ppg and 2.2rpg in 2016 season. Petrovic contributed to her team winning the Supercup and make to league semifinals. A very good season in her career as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Czech Rep. D1 Player of the Year, Bosman Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Europe Small Forward of the Year 2015, 2016.
In 2009 she was drafted by San Antonio Silver Stars (WNBA) in second round (26th overall).
Among other achievements she received Eurobasket.com All-Czech Republic D1 Player of the Year award in 2015.
Petrovic has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2006 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
Petrovic also represented Serbia at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year.
She is a very experienced player. Thanks to Petrovic's pro career she managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America) in five different countries. Petrovic has played previously professionally in France (Bourges), Spain (Barcelona), Australia (Cairns Taipans), Russia (Spartak Vidnoye) and WNBA (Chicago Sky).
The scouts decsribe her following way: A tall SF who defends hard and has great outside shooting skills. Some physical problems limited his performing, but has yet great upside.

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Sara Krnjic agreed terms with Atomeromu - by Eurobasket News

Atomeromu KSC Szekszard (A Division) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Serbian international center Sara Krnjic (191-91). She played most recently at Sopron Basket in the A Division. In 27 games she recorded 7.2ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.3apg last season. Krnjic helped them to win the League title and the cup. She also played 14 games in Euroleague where she averaged 9.4ppg and 6.6rpg.
In 2011 Krnjic was drafted by Washington Mystics (WNBA) in third round (35th overall).
She has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. Krnjic has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2012.
She also represented Serbia at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 3.7ppg, 2.7rpg.
Krnjic has played previously professionally in Serbia (Vojvodina).
The scouts decsribe her following way: One of the rising stars in EuroLeague Women, she is an adept finisher around the basket and has some effective post moves which cause her defenders problems. She's good on the glass too.

Atomeromu KSC Szekszard roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Teja Oblak
Agnes Studer

Forward:
Maja Erkic

Centers:
Sara Krnjic
Virag Kiss

Coach: Zeljko Djokic

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  SLOVENIA  


Ilirija promotes coach Alen Ploj, Jezica appoints Mladen Rajic, Maribor names Ziga Ravnikar - by Zeljko Zule

At least three more teams will have new coach in the upcoming 2017-18 season.
Ilirija have appointed youth team coach Alen Ploj as their first-team coach after Goran Jovanovic left the club. Jovanovic is not the only person leaving the club with director Emir Haskic also resigning. Ploj joined Ilirija last summer and led Cadett (U15) team to the 2017 WABA League title. He has already coached Maribor from 2012 through 2014.
Serbian Mladen Rajic has been apponted as the head coach of Jezica, replacing Bojan Hladnik . He was last seen as the head coach of men's club Postojna during the 2015-16 season. Rajic has already led Odeja, Ilirija and Grousplje in Slovenian Women League.
Ziga Ravnikar has been confirmed as the new coach of Maribor, replacing Andrej Kuzma. It will be his first job in women's basketball. He has already coached Slovenian League Two (2SKL) side Branik from 2015 through December 2016.




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  SPAIN  


Paula Garcia joins Picken Claret - by Eurobasket News

Picken Claret Valencia (LF2) agreed terms with swingman Paula Garcia (175, agency: ProDep Management). She played last season at Rivas Promete in the LF2. In 11 games she had 4.4ppg and 1.8rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Garcia played at Universitario de Ferrol. But in only one game she did not score anything.
Her team was Runner-Up of LF2 Group B Regular Season 2016.

Picken Claret Valencia roster for 2017-2018:

Gloria Argente
Adijat Adams
Isabel Hernandez
Cecilia Aldecoa
Paula Garcia
Marta Rabassa
Esther Saez
Noelia Masia
Juana Camilion

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Zamarat adds Lizarazu to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Quesos el Pastor Zamarat (LFB) added to their roster 22-year old Spaniard guard Marina Lizarazu (173-95). She just graduated from Iona (NCAA). Lizarazu has played there for the last three years. In 28 games she recorded 15.0ppg, 3.1rpg, 4.1apg and 2.5spg last season. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted to All-MAAC 1st Team and MAAC All-Tournament Team.
As mentioned above Lizarazu is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro.
Her college team won MAAC Tournament in 2016.
Lizarazu represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Lanzarote (Spain) two years ago. Her team won Gold and her stats at that event were 9 games: 4.0ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.6apg, 1.6spg.
Lizarazu has played previously for Rivas Promete.

Quesos el Pastor Zamarat roster for 2017-2018:

Lina Pikciute
Ivana Kmetovska
Marina Lizarazu
Celia Garcia
Alisia Jenkins
Ainhoa Lopez

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Marta Bacete agreed terms with Olimpico 64 Colegio Santa Gema - by Eurobasket News

Olimpico 64 Colegio Santa Gema (LF2) inked 24-year old swingman Marta Bacete (178-93). The last time (13-14) she played at Laboratorios Ynsadiet Lagenes in Spanish LF2 league.
Bacete's team was Runner-Up of LF2 Group B Regular Season 2011.
She has played previously for two other teams: Real Canoe and Sarria.

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Susana Bacete joins Olimpico 64 Colegio Santa Gema - by Eurobasket News

Olimpico 64 Colegio Santa Gema (LF2) agreed terms with 24-year old swingman Susana Bacete (179-93). She played last season at Rivas Promete in the LF2. In 26 games she had 6.9ppg and 3.7rpg.
Bacete's team was regular season runner-up in Spanish LF2 Group B in 2011.
She represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Samsun (Turkey) four years ago. Bacete's team won Gold and her stats at that event were 6 games: 1.5ppg, 1.7rpg.
Bacete has played previously for two other teams: Real Canoe and Sarria.

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Anne Marie Armstrong (ex Gernika) agreed terms with Vigarano - by Eurobasket News

Meccanica Nova Vigarano (Serie A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American swingman Anne Marie Armstrong (191-81kg-91, college: Georgia, agency: LBM Management). She played most recently at Gernika Kirol Elkartea Saskibaloia in Spanish LFB league, but left. In 8 games she recorded 6.9ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.3spg last season. Armstrong also played that season for Artego Bydgoszcz in Polish TBLK where in 13 games she averaged 9.0ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.2apg and 1.5spg.
In 2013 she was drafted by Atlanta Dream (WNBA) in third round (31st overall).
Armstrong attended University of Georgia and it will be her fifth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements her team made it to the Israeli Cup final in 2015. Armstrong received also All-SEC 1st Team award back in 2012 at her college time.
Armstrong has played previously professionally in Brazil (Sao Jose) and Israel (Ramat Hasharon).

Meccanica Nova Vigarano roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Benedetta Bagnara
Rosa Cupido
Erica Reggiani
Anne_Marie Armstrong
Silvia Nativi
Giulia Natali
Alice Prisco

Forwards:
Irene Cigliani
Batabe Zempare
Annie Tarakchian
Rebecca Ferraro
Dafne Gianesini
Caterina Gilli

Centers:
Emilia Bove
Giulia Vanin

Coach: Luca Andreoli

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  TURKEY  


Simay Karaman signs at Ormanspor - by Eurobasket News

Ormanspor Genclik Ankara (TKBL) landed 26-year old international forward Simay Karaman (182-91, agency: LBM Management). She has played for the last three years at Girne Universitesi in the KBSL. In 22 games she averaged 5.2ppg and 1.7rpg last season. TKBL will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time.
Among other achievements Karaman won Turkish TKB2L championship title in 2015. She received also Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKB2L Honorable Mention award in 2015.
Karaman has been also a member of Turkish international program for some years. She has regularly played for Turkish senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Karaman also represented Turkey at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year.
She has played previously for two other teams: Istanbul Uni and Orduspor.

Ormanspor Genclik Ankara roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Serife Onar

Forwards:
Michelle Campbell
Simay Karaman

Centers:
Petra Kulichova
Luca Ivankovic

Coach: Furkan Saglik

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Ormanspor keeps Onar for another season - by Eurobasket News

Ormanspor Genclik Ankara (TKBL) re-signed 21-year old point guard Serife Onar (167-96). She has played there for the last four seasons. In 39 TKBL games she averaged 8.5ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.9apg last season. Onar helped them to win the TKBL title and the cup.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Botas. But in only one TKBL game she had just point.
Despite young age Onar had impressive career. She received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 3rd Team award back in 2012.
She represented Turkey at the European Championships U20 in Matosinhos (Portugal) last year. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 10.4ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 42.6%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 60.0%.

Ormanspor Genclik Ankara roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Serife Onar

Forward:
Michelle Campbell

Centers:
Petra Kulichova
Luca Ivankovic

Coach: Furkan Saglik

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Gamze Turkoglu agreed terms with Elazig - by Eurobasket News

Elazig Il Ozel Idare (TKBL) inked experienced 34-year old forward Gamze Turkoglu (195-83) from Bodrum. In 43 TKBL games she recorded 7.8ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3spg last season.
Among other achievements Turkoglu's team was regular season runner-up in Turkish TKB2L Group B for two years in a row (2014 and 2015).
She has spent her entire career in Turkey playing for six other teams: Bursa BSB, Gure, TED Ankara, Hatay, Edirne and Mersin MBK.

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  WMLBA  


Weekend Wrap from Kansas City - by Janell Burse

Two teams trying to make strong pushes to end the short, but vital Women's Minor League Basketball Association (WMLBA) battled it out twice over the weekend here to take pole position over the other.
Score two for the host Midwest Reign.
Winning in two different fashions, the Reign (3-5) swept the visiting Carolina Stars (0-4) at the Joe E. Amayo Argentine Center with victories Saturday (88-84 in double overtime) and Sunday (72-68).
'The girls came back and fought and played together and played the game right, most importantly,' Reign owner and coach Jeff Graves said. 'How they practiced turned over how they played in the game (Sunday). I think now, we are playing about 30 good minutes of basketball. We just need to bring together that last 10 minutes.
'We need to work better against pressure and our post needs conditioning and footwork. Working together as a team, we did that for about three quarters and we are better as a team.'
A rally in the fourth quarter by the Reign forced overtime and after two extra sessions, they were able to end a three-game skid behind the play of Leah Smith (22 points, four three pointers), Bree Fowler (17 points), Andrea Rhoiney (12 points), Raven Gary (11 points) and Zaneta Lindsey (10 points).
The Stars received strong performances from Tasha Willis (21 points), J. Tzmbowe and Rachelle Aupoint (16 points apiece) and Jasmine Franklin (10 points).
The Sunday win saw the Reign led by Smith (23 points, including five triples, five assists), Jasmine Thompson (16 points, six rebounds) and Tasha Johnson (14 points, six rebounds).
Carolina was paced by Tzmbowe (16 points), Franklin (13 points), and Aupoint (11 points).
'Since the beginning of the season we haven't played our game yet, I am just waiting for it to come out,' Stars' head coach Cierra Anderson said. 'Compared to what we do back at home and against other individuals, we are a whole different team. The Stars haven't showed up yet.
'We did play with heart, determination and desire. They were both good games and the Reign is a pretty good team. We did some things that were wrong and some things that were great.'
Anderson did say she wished the officiating would have been better.
In the second game of the weekend, the Reign came in with fresh legs and fighting spirit following the extra session win just 15 hours earlier, jumping out to a 26-16 lead north of the six-minute mark of the first half, thanks to two Smith threes that sparked a 10-0 run for the hosts.
The Reign used that push to lead 35-23 at the break.
In the second half, the Stars, showing plenty of grit themselves, rallying to within 39-34 halfway through the third quarter, before the Reign began playing some of its best ball on the season.
The hosts went on a 15-3 bender sparked by defensive play that led to scores and a few outside splashes to build a 54-37 edge before settling for a 54-42 lead heading into the final 10 minutes.
There things got a little rough for the hosts, as the Stars used full court pressure to turn the Reign over and force some sloppy ball handling to chip away until finally tying the score at 61-all with 3:48 to go.
Smith then took matters into her own hands with a three and a nectar dish to Bree Foster for a five-point lead a minute later and the Reign would hold on for the weekend sweep.
'It was really big, we needed to win and hadn't had any good wins in a while, so this was helpful for us,' Smith said. 'We have our chemistry back and we are starting to be able to play together so that works. We need to get in better shape and just keep executing our plays.'
The Reign travel to Memphis, Tennessee next weekend for a 5 p.m. tip against the Stars on Saturday and then a 3 p.m. Sunday match up against the host Tennessee Storm.
- Alan Dale



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  WNBA  


Quigley ties career-best with 6 3s, Sky beat Storm 94-83 - by Eurobasket News

Allie Quigley (5'10''-G-86, college: De Paul) scored 25 points and Keisha Hampton (6'2''-F-90, college: De Paul, agency: LBM Management) had a season-high 14 to help the Chicago Sky beat the Seattle Storm 94-83 on Tuesday night. Chicago trailed 31-11 early in the second quarter but got within 42-41 after Tamera Young (6'2''-G-86, college: JMU, agency: ProDep Management)'s back-to-back jumpers to close the half. The Sky took their first lead, 43-42, on Young's basket early in the third and Quigley scored 11 points in the quarter. She matched her career-high with six 3-pointers. Kahleah Copper (6'1''-F-94, college: Rutgers, agency: LBM Management)'s three-point play gave Chicago an 81-72 lead and after a Seattle offensive foul, Copper made a hook shot in the lane. Young finished with 11 points for Chicago (7-13), which outscored Seattle's reserves 42-8. Breanna Stewart (6'4''-F-94, college: Connecticut) had 25 points and 11 rebounds for Seattle (9-11), which turned it over 18 times. Crystal Langhorne (6'2''-F/C-86, college: Maryland) entered needing five straight field goals to tie Nneka Ogwumike's WNBA record of 23. She made her first three shots before missing an open jumper near the free-throw line.
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