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  ABA LEAGUE  



Cedevita re-unites with Roko Leni Ukic - by Zeljko Zule

Cedevita brought a familiar face back to the team, none than the captain of the Croatian national team Roko-Leni Ukic (196-PG-84), who agreed a two-year deal. Ukic already played for Cedevita in the 2014-15 season, averaging 10.1 points, 2.0 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 10 Euroleague games and 7.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 26 Adriatic League games.
Ukic arives from AEK Athens, where he averaged 11.3 points, 2.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 0.9 assists in 32 Greek A1 League games lst season. He also produced 10.0 points, 2.4 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.3 blocks per game in 18 FIBA Champions League appearances. At Cedevita, Ukic reunites with head coach Jure Zdovc who was his coach at AEK. and a teammate at Split
Ukic grew up with Split and has already played for Toronto Raptors and Millwaukee Bucks in NBA, Tau Ceramica and Barcelona in Spain, Virtus Roma, Varese and Cantu in Italy, Fenerbahce Ulker in Turkey and Panathinaikos in Greece.




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  AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16  


Mali, Egypt, Tunis and Algeria advance into semifinal round in Mauritius - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Mozambique - Mauritius 83-31
Mozambique wrapped up preliminary round with victory. They cruised past Mauritius. Bryan Ricotso (02) netted 22 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in the victory. Mozambique accumulated a 37:16 halftime lead. They followed with a 46:15 run in the second half to seal the win. Angelo Macie (01) scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the victory. Jean-Phil Wong (01) and Nevish Doorghen (02) answered with 8 points each for Mauritius.

Mali - Tunisia 70-46
Mali outgunned Tunisia to ensure the sixth straight win at the tournament. Siriman Kanoute (01) provided 23 points to lead the winners. Mali dominated from start to finish. They secured a 45:22 halftime lead. Mali controlled the tempo in the second half and eased to the win. Adama Sanogo (02) chipped in 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the winners. Ahmed Rebai (01) responded with 12 points for Tunisia.

Group B
Algeria - Rwanda 55-57
Algeria advanced into the semifinal stage despite a narrow loss to Rwanda. Jean Umuhoza (01) provided 16 points to lead the winners. Ouail Gadaoui (01) responded with 15 points for Algeria. Rwanda trailed by 9 points at halftime 21:30. But they went on a strong 35:25 run in the second half to ice the win. Ziad Chenieff (01) provided 10 points and 14 rebounds for Algeria. Thierry Nkundwa (01) delivered 15 points and 16 rebounds for Rwanda.

Madagascar - Egypt 75-98
Egypt hammered Madagascar to finish undefeated in Group B. Aly Khalifa (201-F-01) stepped up with 18 points and 8 boards for the winners. Madagascar led by one point at the first intermission 24:23. But Egypt drained 54 points in the second half and got away with an easy victory. Youssef Lehitta (01) had 15 points for the winners. Edito Tsarafeno (01) responded with 18 points and 10 rebounds for Madagascar.




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  ALBANIA  


Patani re-signs at Isernia - by Eurobasket News

Il Globo Basket Isernia (Serie B) confirmed in their roster 21-year old Albanian international power forward Klaudio Patani (197-102kg-96). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 32 Serie B games he had 10.1ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.3spg last season.
Patani was named to Albanian National Team in 2017. He was called to Albanian Senior National Team this year.
Patani has played previously for another Italian team Val di Ceppo.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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  


Obras Basket keeps Zanzottera for another season - by Eurobasket News

Obras Basket Buenos Aires (LigaA) re-signed 24-year old shooting guard Tomas Zanzottera (192-93). He has played there for the last six seasons. In 53 LigaA games he averaged 14.4ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.2apg last season.
Zanzottera's team made it to the Argentinian Super 4 Cup final in 2016.
He represented Argentina at the FIBA 3x3 World Championships in Moscow (Russia) three years ago.
Zanzottera has played previously for Lanus.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Marco Luchi is a newcomer at Deportivo Norte de Armstrong - by Eurobasket News

Deportivo Norte de Armstrong (TFB) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 35-year old forward Marco Luchi (198-82). He has played for the last two years at SP Las Parejas in the TNA. In 36 games he recorded 6.6ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.1apg last season. TFB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Luchi won Argentinian Torneo Federal (Litoral) championship title in 2016.
He is a very experienced player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Deportivo Norte A..

Deportivo Norte de Armstrong roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Celestino Cupulutti
Rodrigo Gallegos
Jonatan Torresi

Forward:
Marco Luchi

Center:
Leandro Gerez

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Tirrell Brown agreed terms with Ameghino - by Eurobasket News

Juventud Ameghino de Villa Maria (TFB) to ink 24-year old American forward Tirrell Brown (198-93, college: Ouachita Baptist) who plays at Colon in Uruguay. In 12 Metropolitan games he averaged impressive 20.6ppg, 9.1rpg, 1.7apg, 2.4spg and 1.0bpg last season. The last season Brown played at Asociacion Mitre Tucuman (TNA) where in 39 games he had very remarkable stats: 19.2ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.8apg and 1.9spg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements his college team won GAC Tournament in 2016. Brown received also All-GAC 1st Team award in 2015 and 2016.
He graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Juventud Ameghino de Villa Maria roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Joaquin Baeza
Santiago Iglesias
Matias Cuello

Forward:
Abel Aristimuno

Center:
Juan_Luis Abeiro

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Donald Sims signs at Atenas - by Eurobasket News

Atenas Cordoba (LigaA) landed 30-year old American guard Donald Sims (185-77kg-87, college: Appalachian State, agency: Pensack Sports) from Regatas Corrientes. In 69 LigaA games in Argentina he was fourth best scorer with impressive 18.7ppg and recorded 2.2rpg, 3.4apg and 1.0spg last season. He helped them to make it to the final. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com Argentinian LigaA All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Sims played at Basic Fit Brussels (Scooore League) in Belgium where in 37 games he averaged 14.1ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.6apg and 1.1spg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com Belgian League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
In 2011 Reno Bighorns selected him as fourth overall pick in D-League draft.
The former Appalachian State staris in his seventh season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Sims won Venezuelan LPB championship title in 2014. He received also All-Southern Conf. Player of the Year award back in 2010 at his college time.
And here thanks to pro basketball Sims experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Sims has played previously professionally in Latvia (Ventspils), Ukraine (DniproAzot) and Venezuela (Marinos and Gaiteros).

Atenas Cordoba roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Juan_Pablo Cantero
Carlos Schattmann
Donald Sims
Juan_Emiliano Fernandez

Forwards:
Diego Lo_Grippo
Nicolas Romano

Coach: Nicolas Casalanguida

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Lleon Tillman (ex San Jose) agreed terms with Temperley - by Eurobasket News

Club Atletico Temperley (TNA) inked 25-year old American forward Lleon Tillman (198-88kg-92, college: W.Alabama). He played in the summer at San Jose in Peruvian LNB league. The last season Tillman played at Cantbasket in Spanish EBA where in 25 games he recorded 11.5ppg, 8.9rpg, 1.6apg and 1.2spg.
He played in the final of GSC Tournament in 2015.
Tillman has played also professionally in Spain (UCAM Murcia II).
He attended University of West Alabama until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

Club Atletico Temperley roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ignacio Davico
Federico Dayer

Forwards:
Leopoldo Ibanez_Paz
Lleon Tillman

Center:
Sebastian Chaine

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



The Mavericks let Brussino go - by Eurobasket News

Dallas Mavericks (NBA) cut 24-year old Argentinian international swingman Nicolas Brussino (202-93). Brussino played there last season. In 50 NBA games he averaged 3.0ppg and 1.9rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Penarol in Argentinian LigaA where in 59 games he had 14.6ppg, 5.5rpg, 3.1apg and 1.5spg. Brussino helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA 2nd Team.
Brussino has never been drafted by the NBA.
Among other achievements his team won Argentinian LigaA Regular Season for two years in a row (2013 and 2014).
Brussino also represented Argentina at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 2 games: 2.0ppg, 2.0rpg.
Brussino has played previously for two other Argentinian teams: Regatas Corrientes and San Martin Marcos Juarez.

Dallas Mavericks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dwight Buycks
Yogi Ferrell

Forwards:
Maximilian Kleber
Johnathan Motley

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  AUSTRALIA  


Wildcats sign Devondrick Walker - by Eurobasket News

Perth Wildcats (NBL) signed 25-year old American guard Devondrick Walker (196-92, college: Texas A&M - Commerce). He played last season at Delaware 87ers (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 38 games he had 12.5ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.5apg.
Walker was also voted USBasket.com All-D-League Most Improved Player of the Year in 2017.
The previous (15-16) season Walker played at another team Knicks in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen where in 26 games he recorded 4.7ppg and 2.2rpg.
He won D-League Southwest Division championship title in 2015.
He has played also professionally in NBA G League (Austin Spurs).
Walker attended Texas A&M - Commerce until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BALTIC LEAGUE  


Delininkaitis comes back to Neptunas - by Eurobasket News

Neptunas Klaipeda (LKL) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 35-year old former international guard Tomas Delininkaitis (190-80kg-82). It is actually his comeback to Klaipeda as he has played here before. Delininkaitis played most recently at Vytautas (LKL). He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 37 LKL games he was third best scorer with 13.8ppg and had 1.6rpg, 3.4apg and 1.4spg. Delininkaitis helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team. Delininkaitis also played 9 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 14.7ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.4apg and 1.0spg. And finally he contributed to 7 games in Baltic League where he averaged impressive 15.9ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.9apg and 2.0spg. Delininkaitis contributed to his team winning the Baltic League championship (twice).
The previous (15-16) season he played at Cretan Kings in Greek A1. In 15 games he got 9.3ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.1apg.
Delininkaitis was also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. He played for Lithuanian Senior National Team between 2005 and 2013 and previously for U20 National Team in 2002.
Delininkaitis also represented Lithuania at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 8 games: 4.3ppg, 1.1rpg.
Delininkaitis is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Latvia (VEF Riga), Spain (UCAM Murcia), Turkey (Konyaspor), Ukraine (Budivelnyk, Azovmash and Cherkasy), Lithuania (Zalgiris and Lietuvos rytas) and Greece (PAOK Thessaloniki and AEK Athens).
Delininkaitis is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Neptunas.
The scouts decsribe him following way: More a combo guard than a true playmaker, he can play with great energy, and loves the up-tempo game. Offensively, he can complete athletic drives to the basket or shoot from the distance with good percetages, even if he needs to improve the shooting selection. The defensive skills are also suspect, let's say he needs to improve them yet.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BARBADOS  


Lakers clinch BABA title in dramatic fashion - by Eurobasket News

Lakers - Pinelands 106:104 (OT)

Lakers are the BABA champions after claiming a tough overtime win over last season's champions Pinelands in the decisive fifth game of the title series. Keefe Birkett (183-G-88) came up with 26 points to pace the champions.
Lakers opened a 27:10 lead after the first period. But Pinelands picked up the tempo in the next quarter. They sank 29 points in the second frame to pull within 9 points at halftime 48:39. Pinelands got within four points heading into the fourth term. They unloaded 26 points in the fourth stanza to force overtime. But Lakers stood up to the challenge. They stepped up with 13 points in the extra period and triumphed at the end. Ricardo Jemmott delivered 24 points, while Lafeuillee had 17 points for the winners. Andre Lockhart (183-PG-86, college: Queens, NC) responded with 26 points for Pinelands. Jeremy Gill (183-G-81) had 23 points in the loss.

Lakers: Keefe Birkett 26, Ricardo Jemmott 24, Lafeuillee 17
Pinelands: Andre Lockhart 26, Jeremy Gill 23



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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


Shepherd's pro career starts at Mornar Bar - by Eurobasket News

KK Mornar Basket Bar (Erste Liga) tabbed American forward Karviar Shepherd (211-104kg). He just graduated from Texas Christian University (NCAA). Shepherd has played there for the last four years. In 37 games he averaged 4.5ppg and 2.4rpg last season. Shepherd helped them to win the league title (twice) and league title (also twice).
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

KK Mornar Basket Bar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Boris Bakic
Nemanja Vranjes
Brandis Raley-Ross
Marko Mugosa
Derek Needham

Forwards:
Marko Calic
Strahinja Micovic
Karviar Shepherd

Centers:
Uros Lukovic
Radoje Vujosevic
Vukota Pavic

Coach: Mihailo Pavicevic

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DjordjeMatic)

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Strasbourg to sign Darion Atkins, ex Hapoel Holon - by Eurobasket News

Strasbourg IG Basket (ProA) agreed terms with 25-year old American forward Darion Atkins (203-105kg-92, college: Virginia). He played last season at Hapoel Holon in Israeli Winner League. In 37 games he had 13.6ppg and 8.3rpg (#3 in the league). Atkins helped them to win the regular season. Quite impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game.
He ended the previous (2015-16) season at the Knicks in NBA. But the most of that year Atkins spent at another team Knicks in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen where in 52 games he recorded 8.5ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3bpg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in D-League Atlantic Division.
Atkins won NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas championship title in 2015.
He graduated from University of Virginia in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

Strasbourg IG Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Zack Wright
Pape Sy
Ludovic Beyhurst

Forwards:
Jeremy Leloup
Darion Atkins
Olivier Cortale

Centers:
Louis Labeyrie
Mouhammadou Jaiteh
Marc Kwedi

Coach: Vincent Collet

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stelmet keeps Hrycaniuk for another season - by Eurobasket News

Stelmet Zielona Gora (PLK) re-signed 33-year old international center Adam Hrycaniuk (206-104kg-84, college: Cincinnati). He has played there for the last four seasons. Hrycaniuk managed to play in three leagues last year. In 45 PLK games he recorded 6.0ppg and 3.8rpg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Hrycaniuk also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 4.0ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.0apg. And finally he contributed to 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 5.6ppg and 3.7rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Hrycaniuk received Eurobasket.com Polish League All-Domestic Players Team award back in 2011 and 2012.
He also represented Poland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.3ppg, 4.3rpg, FGP: 48.4%, FT: 50.0%.
Hrycaniuk has played previously professionally also in Spain (Valencia Basket) and Poland (Spojnia, Asseco and GTK Asseco II Gdynia).
He attended University of Cincinnati until 2008 and it will be his tenth season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Very skilled big man with great toughness ... loves to run the floor ... a guy that you can count on to out hustle his opponent.

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

Center:
Adam Hrycaniuk

Coach: Artur Gronek

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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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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Hill's pro career starts at Alba - by Eurobasket News

TLI-Alba Fehervar (A Division) landed 24-year old American guard Kasey Hill (185-79kg-93). He just graduated from Florida (NCAA). Hill has played there for the last four years. In 36 games he averaged 9.7ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.5apg and 1.7spg last season. Hill helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Southeastern Conference and they also made it to the NCAA Elite Eight. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to All-SEC 2nd Team and SEC All-Defensive Team.
As mentioned above Hill is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
His college team won SEC Tournament in 2014.

TLI-Alba Fehervar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Peter Toth
Akos Kovacs
Kasey Hill

Center:
Peter Lorant

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELGIUM  


Preselection Belgian Lions Eurobasket 17 - by Patrick Ceulemans

Coach Eddy Casteels from the Belgian Lions picked his preselection for the EuroBasket2017. Belgium qualified for the fourth consecutive time for the EC. On August 29, coach Eddy Casteels leaves with the Belgian Lions to Turkey/stanbul. The Belgian Lions, which appear in group D, will open their campaign on Friday, September 1 against Britain. On Saturday 2/9 they play against Latvia, 4/9 against Russia and 5/9 against home Turkey. Their final group match will be played on Serbia on September 7th.
Preselection: Sam Van Rossom, Jonathan Tabu, Domien Loubry, Manu Lecomte, Niels Marnegrave, Jean Salumu, Retin Obasohan, Quentin Serron, Loec Schwartz, Dorian Marchant, Elias Lasisi, Olivier Troisfontaines, Pierre-Antoine Gillet, Maxime De Zeeuw, Axel Hervelle, Ioan Iarochevitch, Vincent Kesteloot, Matt Lojeski, Jean-Marc Mwema, Hans Vanwijn, Ismael Bako, Khalid Boukichou, Amoury Gorgemans, Kevin Tumba
Information: www.basketbelgium.be



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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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Alex Renfroe (ex FC Barcelona) agreed terms with Galatasaray - by Eurobasket News

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (BSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old Bosnian international point guard Alex Renfroe (191-80kg-86, college: Belmont, agency: BeoBasket). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Renfroe played most recently at FC Barcelona in Spanish Liga Endesa. He managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 23 Liga Endesa games he recorded 6.0ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.0apg. Renfroe helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 17 games in Euroleague where he averaged 3.9ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.6apg and 1.0spg. The other team Renfroe played that season for was Bayern Muenchen in German BBL. In 9 games he had 3.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.8apg. He also played 6 games in Eurocup where he got 5.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 4.2apg.
Among other achievements Renfroe's team made it to the German Bundesliga Cup final in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Honorable Mention award in 2016.
Renfroe represented Bosnia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 6.4ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.4apg, Steals-4 (1.6spg), FGP: 38.1%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 25.0%.
Renfroe is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Croatia (KK Zagreb), Italy (Enel Brindisi), Latvia (VEF Riga), Russia (Enisey), Germany (ALBA Berlin and Brose Baskets) and Spain (Baskonia and Blancos de Rueda).
Renfroe attended Belmont University until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mehmet Yagmur
Alex Renfroe
Dwight Hardy
Goksenin Koksal

Forwards:
Emir Preldzic
DaJuan Summers
Scotty Hopson
Ege Arar

Center:
Richard Hendrix

Coach: Erman Kunter

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Minas add Teichmann to their roster - by Paulo Freire

Minas (NBB) added to their roster experienced 34-year old ex-international power forward Guilherme Teichmann (206-83, college: Tulsa) from Pinheiros. In 39 NBB games he recorded 4.9ppg, 5.2rpg and 2.0apg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Teichmann played at Rio Claro Basquete (Paulista) where in 36 games he averaged 9.1ppg, 8.1rpg (leader !!!), 2.8apg and 1.5spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian League 3rd Team and All-Defensive Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Paulista League Group A Regular Season in 2015. Teichmann was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Paulista League Defensive Player of the Year in 2015.
He represented Brazil at the Lusofonia Championships in Lisbona (Portugal) eight years ago.
Teichmann has spent his entire career in Brazil playing for six other teams: Vivo/Franca, Flamengo, CR Vasco Da Gama Rio de Janeiro, Winner/Limeira, Universo/Goiania and Winner/ Limeira.
Teichmann attended University of Tulsa until 2005 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season as a professional player.

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  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS  


Den Bosch lands Norville Carey - by Eurobasket News

New Heroes Basketball Den Bosch (Eredivisie) tabbed 24-year old British V.Islands international forward Norville Carey (201-103kg-93, agency: Elevate Agency). He just graduated from Rider (NCAA). In 33 games he averaged 11.3ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.1spg last season.
The previous (12-13) season Carey played at another team Golden Eagles in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA1 where in 37 games he had 4.2ppg and 2.2rpg. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
As mentioned above Carey is just out of the college and it will be his first full season in pro basketball.
He received HS All-State Honorable Mention by the Delaware Sportswriters award back in 2012 at his college time.
Carey was also a member of British V.Islands international program for some years. He played for British V.Islands Senior National Team between 2011 and 2015 and previously for U16 National Team in 2008.
Carey also represented British Virgin Islands at the CBC Championships in Tortola (British Virgin Islands) two years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 5 games: 8.4ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 33.3%, FT: 53.8%.
Carey has played previously for another team Young Legs.

New Heroes Basketball Den Bosch roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Maarten Bouwknecht
Keshun Sherrill

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

Centers:
Marcel Aarts
Nick Oudendag
Kevin Bleeker

Coach: Silvano Poropat

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BULGARIA  


Travis Taylor (ex Fribourg) signs at Rilski - by Eurobasket News

Rilski Sportist Samokov (NBL) landed 27-year old American forward Travis Taylor (203-100kg-90, college: Xavier). He played most recently at Fribourg Olympic in Swiss LNA league. In 31 games he averaged 14.7ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.9apg and 1.4spg last season. Taylor helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com Swiss LNA All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Taylor spent at Sopron KC in Hungarian A Division where in 20 games he had 11.4ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.9apg and 1.7spg. He contributed to his team making it to the Hungarian Cup Semifinals. Taylor also played that season for STB Le Havre in French ProA. In 7 games he recorded 8.9ppg and 6.9rpg. He also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 8.0ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg.
Taylor received All-Atlantic 10 Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2013 at his college time.
Taylor has played also professionally in Austria (Gussing Knights).
He attended Xavier University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

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Groningen signs Evan Bruinsma, ex Rilski - by Eurobasket News

Donar Groningen (Eredivisie) signed 25-year old American forward Evan Bruinsma (202-97kg-92, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Inception Sports). He played last season at Rilski in Bulgarian NBL league. Bruinsma managed to play in three leagues last year. In 33 NBL games he had very impressive stats: 16.0ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game. Bruinsma also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded also remarkable stats: 15.4ppg, 7.6rpg, 2.2apg and 1.4spg. And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 8.0ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg.
Bruinsma's team was regular season runner-up in Horizon League in 2013.
He has played previously professionally in Luxembourg (Amicale) and Czech Republic (Basketbal Svitavy).
Bruinsma attended University of Detroit Mercy until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Donar Groningen roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Jason Dourisseau
Evan Bruinsma
Tim Hoeve
Sjoerd Koopmans

Centers:
Drago Pasalic
Thomas Koenis

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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

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Kauhajoki tabs Flenard Whitfield, ex KW Titans - by Eurobasket News

Karhu Kauhajoki (Korisliiga) inked 27-year old American forward Flenard Whitfield (200-100kg-90, college: W.Michigan). He played most recently at KW Titans in Canadian NBL. In 21 NBL Canada games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 19.0ppg and recorded 8.5rpg, 1.8apg and 1.0bpg last season. Whitfield also played that season for Skallagrimur (Dominos League) in Iceland where in 22 games he averaged remarkable 29.4ppg, 14.6rpg, 3.2apg, 1.3spg and 1.3bpg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com Icelandic League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
His team made it to the NBL Canada Semifinals in 2015.
Whitfield has played previously professionally also in Australia (Bandits).
He attended Western Michigan University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Whitfield's game is described as: A force inside player who can also step out and shoot the mid range jumper consistently. A 4yr starter in western Michigan Univ. Very strong physicality. Have great mobility for his size. He has shown already he can be a solid overseas inside player.

Karhu Kauhajoki roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Henri Kantonen
Valtteri Pihlajamaki
Jussi Myllyniemi

Forwards:
Flenard Whitfield
Perttu Salmi

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  CHINA  


Fujian signs Brandon Bowman, ex Maccabi K/G - by Eurobasket News

Fujian Lightning (NBL) signed 33-year old American forward Brandon Bowman (206-84, college: Georgetown). He played last season at Maccabi Kiryat Gat in Israeli Winner League. Bowman managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 17 Winner League games he had very impressive stats: 16.1ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3spg. He also played that season for Spirou Charleroi in Belgian Euromillions League where in 12 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 16.7ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.8apg and 1.5spg. Bowman also played 12 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 12.9ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.2apg and 1.5spg. He also spent pre-season at Al Rayyan (D1) in Qatari league that year.
In 2006 Bowman was drafted by Yakama Sun Kings (CBA) in third round (30th overall).
He attended Georgetown University and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Bowman is quite experienced player. He has played in eleven different countries on five different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia and of course North America). Bowman has played previously professionally also in Bulgaria, Cyprus (Petrolina AEK Larnaca), France, Germany (BBC Bayreuth and SC Rasta Vechta), Italy, Korea (Samsung Thunders and Dongbu Promy), New Zealand (Saints), Puerto Rico (Manati), Serbia (Crvena Zvezda) and Turkey.
He could be described: A very versatile player who can spend time in either forward slot. Good shooter and quick runner, can score in traffic or create his shot from the dribble. Goes well to the offensive rebounds, has a great leaping ability. Above all, he' s a very good defender on every kind of opponent, with a relentless mentality that makes him a very good player for the European leagues.

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Justin Hamilton is a newcomer at Beijing Ducks - by Eurobasket News

Shougang Beijing Ducks (CBA) added to their roster 27-year old Croatian international center Justin Hamilton (213-116kg-90, college: LSU). He played last season at Brooklyn Nets in the NBA. In 64 games he recorded 6.9ppg and 4.1rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Hamilton played at Valencia Basket in Spanish Liga Endesa where in 40 games he was fourth best scorer with 14.1ppg and had 5.4rpg and 1.0spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Newcomer of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Bosmans Team. Hamilton also played 15 games in Eurocup where he averaged 11.3ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.2apg.
In 2012 Hamilton was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (45th overall). The former Louisiana State University staris in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Hamilton's team won Croatian Supercup in 2013. He has been regularly called to Croatian Senior National Team since 2016.
Hamilton is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Latvia (VEF Riga), NBA (Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves and Charlotte Hornets), NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce) and Croatia (Cibona).
The scouts decsribe him following way: (by Tyler Ingle for NBADraft.net in 2012)
Solid quickness and speed for his size ... Lives around the basket ... Scores well in the post because of his size and soft touch ... Has a nice looking baby push shot when he turns over his left shoulder, and a developing left-handed hook when he turns over his right ... Keeps the ball high and away from any secondary defenders ... An excellent mid-range shooter. Doesn't explode off his feet ... Plays below the rim … Lacks great finishing ability
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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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Chinese NBL round 11 best performance: Dominique Johnson - by Eurobasket News

American Shooting guard Dominique Johnson (192-SG-87, agency: Higher Vision Sports) had an amazing evening in the last round for Lhasa, receiving a Asia-basket.com NBL Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 30-year old player had a double-double of 47 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Guangxi (#8, 6-5) 132-118. Lhasa is placed at 11th position in Chinese NBL. Lhasa is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 5-6 record. In the team's last game Johnson had a remarkable ten three-pointers out of 17 attempts. He has many years of experience at Lhasa, through which he has constantly improved. Former Azusa Pacific University star has very solid stats this year. Johnson is in league's top in points (6th best: 34.1ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 8.6rpg), assists (9th best: 4.4apg) and averages impressive 2.4spg,56.4% FGP and 40.2% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old American Kevin Murphy (196-G-90) of Guangxi. Murphy had a very good evening with 67 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Guangxi lost that game 118-132 to the lower-ranked Lhasa (#11, 5-6). This loss caused Guangxi to drop to 8th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 6-5 record is not bad and everything may still change. Murphy is one of the most experienced players at Guangxi and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 49.4ppg (#2). He also registered 11.2 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Dar Tucker (193-SG-88) of Hunan (#6). Tucker got into 30-points club by scoring 41 points in the last round. He went also for eleven rebounds . Despite Tucker's great performance Hunan lost 97-102 to Guizhou (7-4). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Hunan needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 7 victories and 4 lost games. Tucker has a very solid season. In 4 games in China he scored 36.8ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Chris Johnson (210-PF-85) of Anhui - 27 points, 28 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Michael Holyfield (211-C-92) of Beijing - 29 points and 21 rebounds
6. Jonathan Kreft (213-C-86) of Lhasa - 22 points, 19 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Mark Lyons (185-PG-89) of Guizhou - 44 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-PG-86) of Henan - 43 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists
9. MingYang Gao (196-F-88) of Jiangsu L. - 56 points and 5 assists
10. Russ Smith (183-PG-91) of Luoyang - 47 points, 5 rebounds and 4 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)



NBL Round 11: Shaanxi W. is defeated by Anhui - by Eurobasket News

The game between second ranked Shaanxi W. (7-4) and fourth ranked Anhui (7-4) was the most important one in the last round on Wednesday night. Shaanxi W. was defeated by Anhui in Anhui 113-101. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Shaanxi W.. The hosts trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 57-39 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Anhui dominated down low during the game scoring 78 of its points in the paint compared to Shaanxi W.'s 52. They outrebounded Shaanxi W. 49-32 including a 32-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for Chris Johnson (210-85, college: LSU) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 28 rebounds. point guard Jonathan Gibson (188-87, college: N.Mexico St.) helped adding 40 points (!!!) (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) responded with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds. Shaanxi W.'s coach ZhengXiu Jiang rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Anhui moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Shaanxi W. Anhui is looking forward to face Hebei X. (#10) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Shaanxi W. will play against Chongqing (#7) and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Hunan (7-4) against eighth ranked Guizhou (7-4) on Wednesday night. Visiting Hunan was defeated by Guizhou in a tough game in Guizhou 97-102. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Hunan. It was an exceptional evening for American point guard Mark Lyons (185-89, college: Arizona, agency: Higher Vision Sports) who led the winners and scored 44 points (!!!) and 4 assists. James Mays accounted for 28 points and 16 rebounds. American-Jordanian Dar Tucker (193-88, college: De Paul) came up with a double-double by scoring 41 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds for Hunan in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Guizhou moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Hunan. Guizhou will play against Guangxi (#8) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Hunan will play against Fujian (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
NBL top team - Henan (9-2) managed to deliver another win on Wednesday. This time they beat thirteenth ranked Jiangsu L. (1-10) in He Fei 134-119. The best player for the winners was Josh-Emmanuel Akognon who scored 43 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Henan's coach Weigang Li used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. MingYang Gao produced 56 points (!!!) and 5 assists for the hosts. Henan have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place with 9-2 record. Jiangsu L. lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with ten games lost. Henan will meet at home bottom-ranked Dongbu (#14) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Jiangsu L. will play against Luoyang and hope to win that game.
Bottom-ranked Dongbu (0-11) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 11th consecutive match to eleventh ranked Hebei X. (5-6) 108-88. Shannon Shorter orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Hebei X.'s coach JunPei Zhao used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Hebei X. moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Lhasa. Dongbu lost their eleventh game in a row. They still close the standings with 11 games lost. Hebei X.'s next round opponent will be higher ranked Anhui (#3) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Dongbu will play against the league's leader Henan (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
An interesting game took place in Lhasa where higher ranked Guangxi (6-5) was upset on the court of twelfth ranked Lhasa (5-6) 132-118 on Wednesday. It was a great evening for Dominique Johnson who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 47 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 9 assists. Guangxi's coach Dazong Qiu tested ten players saving starting five for next games. Lhasa moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Hebei X. Guangxi at the other side dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. Lhasa will face Beijing (#12) at home in the next round.

In the last two games of round 11 Beijing lost to Chongqing on the opponent's court 121-130. Fujian managed to outperform Luoyang in a home game 104-100.

Dongbu - Hebei X. 88-108

Bottom-ranked Dongbu (0-11) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 11th consecutive match to eleventh ranked Hebei X. (5-6) 108-88. It looked good early as Dongbu took a 1-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Hebei X. had a 24-20 second period charge getting the lead and Dongbu was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 88-108. They outrebounded Dongbu 52-37 including 16 on the offensive glass. American guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Forward Xuepeng Song (195-92) contributed with 23 points and 4 assists for the winners. Four Hebei X. players scored in double figures. Hebei X.'s coach JunPei Zhao used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Guard Yi Jiang (195-93) answered with 23 points and 9 rebounds and forward Boyin Sui (202-95) added 20 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Dongbu. Hebei X. moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Lhasa. Dongbu lost their eleventh game in a row. They still close the standings with 11 games lost. Hebei X.'s next round opponent will be higher ranked Anhui (#3) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Dongbu will play against the league's leader Henan (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Hebei X.: S.Xuepeng 23+3reb+4ast, S.Shannon 19+12reb+6ast, C.Brandon 11+5reb+3ast, C.Qi 10+5reb, Y.Heng 9+2reb+1ast, W.Zixu 8+5reb+2ast
Dongbu: J.Yi 23+9reb+1ast, S.Boyin 20+6reb+1ast, S.Tujun 14+3reb+2ast, C.Ziran 9+8reb+1ast, S.Shengyue 8+4reb+1ast, Y.Qin 5+3reb+3ast
gschID: 548522


Anhui - Shaanxi W. 113-101

The game between second ranked Shaanxi W. (7-4) and fourth ranked Anhui (7-4) was the most important one in the last round on Wednesday night. Shaanxi W. was defeated by Anhui in Anhui 113-101. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Shaanxi W.. The hosts trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 57-39 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Anhui dominated down low during the game scoring 78 of its points in the paint compared to Shaanxi W.'s 52. They outrebounded Shaanxi W. 49-32 including a 32-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for Chris Johnson (210-85, college: LSU) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 28 rebounds. Point guard Jonathan Gibson (188-87, college: N.Mexico St.) helped adding 40 points (!!!) (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) responded with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds and guard Von Wafer (196-85, college: Florida St.) scored 30 points and 6 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Shaanxi W.'s coach ZhengXiu Jiang rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Anhui moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Shaanxi W. Anhui is looking forward to face Hebei X. (#10) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Shaanxi W. will play against Chongqing (#7) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Anhui: G.Jonathan 40+2reb+3ast, J.Chris 27+28reb+2ast, R.Kai 20+6reb+1ast, Z.Yong 18+8reb+2ast, H.Delong 5+1reb+1ast, L.Jian 3
Shaanxi W.: W.Von 30+2reb+6ast, G.Charles 23+13reb+2ast, G.Yan 12+3reb+1ast, M.Daqiang 12+5reb, L.XiaoPeng 7+2reb, S.Heyu 6+2ast
gschID: 548521


Jiangsu L. - Henan 119-134

NBL top team - Henan (9-2) managed to deliver another win on Wednesday. This time they beat thirteenth ranked Jiangsu L. (1-10) in He Fei 134-119. The game was mostly controlled by Henan. Jiangsu L. managed to win third quarter 34-33. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Henan had a 35-24 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Henan made 9 blocks. The best player for the winners was Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) who scored 43 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Guard Yuxing Jiang (195-95) chipped in 34 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Five Henan players scored in double figures. Henan's coach Weigang Li used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward MingYang Gao (196-88) produced 56 points (!!!) and 5 assists and American-Palestinian forward Michael Nunnally (203-86, college: Pacific) added 29 points and 21 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Henan have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place with 9-2 record. Jiangsu L. lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with ten games lost. Henan will meet at home bottom-ranked Dongbu (#14) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Jiangsu L. will play against Luoyang and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Henan: A.Josh-Emmanuel 43+6reb+9ast, J.Yuxing 34+8reb+5ast, W.Longfei 20+6reb+4ast, O.Chris 19+16reb+4ast, M.Qingfei 11+5reb, L.PengPeng 3+4reb
Jiangsu L.: G.MingYang 56+1reb+5ast, N.Michael 29+21reb, W.Peng 23+1reb+2ast, W.Xing Chen 4+13reb+4ast, X.Shiwei 4+8reb, J.Shichao 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 548520


Chongqing - Beijing 130-121

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 10th ranked Beijing's (4-7) road loss to ninth ranked Chongqing (6-5) 121-130 on Wednesday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 33-23. But Beijing won third quarter 31-27. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Chongqing shot 60.2 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for Chongqing especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Beijing's players. It was a great evening for guard Yang Wang (198-90) who led his team to a victory scoring 38 points (!!!). Ukrainian center Vladyslav Koreniuk (210-94, agency: Octagon Europe) helped adding 28 points and 9 rebounds. American center Michael Holyfield (211-92, college: Sam Houston St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 21 rebounds and the other American import guard Marquis Weddle (185-88, college: W.Virg.Wesl.) scored 35 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Chongqing and four Beijing players scored in double figures. Chongqing moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Guangxi and Luoyang. Beijing at the other side dropped to the twelfth position with seven games lost. Chongqing will face league's second-placed Shaanxi W. in Xian in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Beijing will play on the road against Lhasa (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Chongqing: W.Yang 38+3reb+3ast, K.Vladyslav 28+9reb+2ast, G.Yaoyang 20+1reb+7ast, Z.Yuanbo 16+6reb, E.Michael 15+11reb+9ast, W.Xin 13+9reb+2ast
Beijing: W.Marquis 35+7reb+4ast, C.Zexu 32+6reb+1ast, H.Michael 29+21reb+1ast, L.Yunan 18+4reb, Z.Shuai 7+1ast, L.Ziming 0
gschID: 548519


Fujian - Luoyang 104-100

Everything could happen in Fuzhou at the game between two tied teams. Both sixth ranked Fujian and 7th ranked Luoyang had identical 6-4 record. This time Fujian used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Luoyang 104-100 on Wednesday night. The hosts trailed by 15 points after three quarters before their 34-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Fujian made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for American forward Brandon Bowman (206-84, college: Georgetown) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 11 rebounds. Ivorian-French point guard Mouloukou-Souleyman Diabate (181-87) helped adding 21 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Fujian's coach Jiulong Liu allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American point guard Russ Smith (183-91, college: Louisville) responded with 47 points (!!!), 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and forward Wenhan Qiao (195-91) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points, 19 rebounds and 5 assists. Fujian (7-4) moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams. Luoyang at the other side keeps the seventh position with five games lost. Fujian will face Hunan (#6) in Changsha in the next round. Luoyang will play on the road against Jiangsu L. in He Fei and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Fujian: B.Brandon 32+11reb+1ast, D.Mouloukou Souleyman 21+7reb+6ast, X.Huajun 15+5reb, Z.Jinshuai 9+3reb, D.Jian 8+2reb+1ast, L.Ming-Yu 6+4reb+3ast
Luoyang: S.Russ 47+5reb+4ast, M.Ater 22+16reb+1ast, Q.Wenhan 18+19reb+5ast, Z.Ye 9+3reb, S.Jianguo 2+3reb+1ast, Q.Daoqing 2+2reb
gschID: 548518


Lhasa - Guangxi 132-118

An interesting game took place in Lhasa where higher ranked Guangxi (6-5) was upset on the court of twelfth ranked Lhasa (5-6) 132-118 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Lhasa. Guangxi was better in third quarter 33-27. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Lhasa won last quarter 38-26. They made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Lhasa outrebounded Guangxi 41-30 including 33 on the defensive glass. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 53.8 percentage. Lhasa looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Guangxi's players. Guangxi was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American Dominique Johnson (192-87, college: Azusa Pacific, agency: Higher Vision Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 47 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 9 assists. His fellow American import center Jonathan Kreft (213-86, college: Florida St.) helped adding 22 points, 19 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!). American guard Kevin Murphy (196-90, college: Tenn Tech) responded with 67 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds and Indian-Canadian center Sim Bhullar (226-92, college: N.Mexico St.) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks. Five Lhasa and four Guangxi players scored in double figures. Guangxi's coach Dazong Qiu tested ten players saving starting five for next games. Lhasa moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Hebei X. Guangxi at the other side dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. Lhasa will face Beijing (#12) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
Lhasa: J.Dominique 47+11reb+9ast, K.Jonathan 22+19reb+4ast, H.DangJian 19+3reb, C.Jinlong 16+1reb+1ast, G.Yuxiang 12+2reb+3ast, Z.Zhennan 12+3reb+5ast
Guangxi: M.Kevin 67+6reb+2ast, J.Le 16+4reb+1ast, C.Keliang 13+2reb+2ast, B.Sim 10+11reb+2ast, D.ChengLong 6+1reb+1ast, Y.Kai 5+2ast
gschID: 548517


Guizhou - Hunan 102-97

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Hunan (7-4) against eighth ranked Guizhou (7-4) on Wednesday night. Visiting Hunan was defeated by Guizhou in a tough game in Guizhou 97-102. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Hunan. The hosts were already 11 points ahead at halftime and as many as 12 after three quarters before a 29-22 last quarter charge of Hunan cut the lead to 102-97 at the end of the game. Guizhou made 27-of-33 charity shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Hunan was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was an exceptional evening for American point guard Mark Lyons (185-89, college: Arizona, agency: Higher Vision Sports) who led the winners and scored 44 points (!!!) and 4 assists. Central African-American power forward James Mays (206-86, college: Clemson) accounted for 28 points and 16 rebounds for the winning side. American-Jordanian Dar Tucker (193-88, college: De Paul) came up with a double-double by scoring 41 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds and American power forward Arinze Onuaku (206-87, college: Syracuse) added 16 points and 16 rebounds respectively for Hunan in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Guizhou moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Hunan. Guizhou will play against Guangxi (#8) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Hunan will play against Fujian (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Guizhou: L.Mark 44+3reb+4ast, M.James 28+16reb+2ast, L.MingHao 17+6reb+2ast, Z.MingHao 6+1reb, L.Pengfei 5+3reb, S.Rongxiao 2+3reb+1ast
Hunan: T.Dar 41+11reb+1ast, X.HaiBin 17+1reb, O.Arinze 16+16reb+2ast, W.Junjie 8+3reb, Z.Yaosheng 6+3reb, Z.Wei 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 548516





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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 


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 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





Tyler Murray's triple-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

27-year old point guard Tyler Murray (195-PG-90) had an amazing evening in the last round for second-ranked Academia and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 26.
He recorded a triple-double of 33 points adding also 13 rebounds and 10 assists, while his team crushed Sabios (#7, 9-17) with 22-point margin 100-78. Academia maintains the 2nd position in Colombian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Academia will need more victories to improve their 17-9 record. In the team's last game Murray had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range and got six three-pointers out of 14 attempts. He has many years of experience at Academia, through which he has constantly improved. Wagner College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Murray is league's best passer with 5.9apg. Murray is in league's top in and averages solid 56.2% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Amir Carraway (198-G/F-91) of Cimarrones. He is American swingman in his first season at Cimarrones. In the last game Carraway recorded impressive 37 points and 7 rebounds. Of course Cimarrones cruised to a 85-77 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. Carraway is one of the most experienced players at Cimarrones and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.6ppg (#7). He also registered 5.8 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Brandon Givens (198-G-87) of Piratas (#6). Givens got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. He went also for nine rebounds . Despite Givens' great performance Piratas lost 90-92 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. Frisco Sandidge (198-F-87) of Aguilas - 22 points and 15 rebounds
5. Jose Rodriguez (197-PF-94) of Cimarrones - 22 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Jesus Medina (188-G/F-94) of Piratas - 21 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists
7. Stalin Ortiz (190-G-81) of Fast Break - 24 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Dermaine Crockrell (185-G-89) of Fast Break - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Ryan McCoy (183-PG-87) of Condores - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists
10. Brandon Provost (190-G-90) of Caciques - 19 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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Lanzarote keeps Niamamoukoko for another season - by Eurobasket News

Aloe Plus Lanzarote Conejeros (EBA) re-signed 25-year old Congolese power forward Karl Niamamoukoko (205-92). He played there last season. In 28 EBA games he averaged 5.8ppg and 5.8rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Niamamoukoko played at CB Cazorla Jaen Paraiso Interior where in two EBA games he had 3.0ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.0spg and 1.5bpg.
He represented Congo-Brazaville at the Afrobasket Championships in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 3.2ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.0bpg.
Niamamoukoko has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Africa and of course North America). Niamamoukoko has played previously professionally also in Morocco (Kenitra AC) and Spain (Ourense, CB Fuenlabrada II, Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada, Plasencia and Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gravelines add Mipoka to their roster - by Eurobasket News

BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral (ProA) added to their roster 32-year old naturalized Congolese small forward Jean-Michel Mipoka (198-85). He was about to sign at Pau-Lacq-Orthez (ProA). The last season Mipoka played also at Pau Lacq Orthez where in 36 ProA games he recorded 8.8ppg and 3.2rpg. He also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 12.1ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.3apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Mipoka's team made it to the French Cup final in 2012 and 2014.
He was a member of French U20 National Team back in 2005.
Mipoka has played previously for eight other teams: Limoges CSP Elite, Olympique Antibes, Cholet Basket, Chorale de Roanne, Sluc Nancy, Saint Vallier, Quimper UJAP and SPO Rouen.

BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Quentin Serron
William Buford
D.J. Cooper
Benjamin Sene
Adam Mokoka
Pierre Hannequin
Thomas Descat

Forwards:
Florent Pietrus
Jean-Michel Mipoka
Aaron Cel
Terry Allen

Centers:
Fernando Raposo_Laurencio
Issa Dieng

Coach: Julien Mahe

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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Stankovic Cup: Croatia pip Germany - by Eurobasket News

Croatia pip Germany in Day 2 of the Stankovic Cup. Croatian side needed a strong 29-16 surge in the last quarter to take an 83-77 victory. Earlier both sides exchanged the lead in the first two periods, while Germany posted a 21-16 rally to have a narrow lead after 30 minutes. Croatia meanwhile dominated the end of the game to seal the victory. Dominik Mavra (195-G-94) top-scored for the winners with 23 points and Ivan Buva (208-F/C-91) posted 10. Robin Amaize (188-SG-94) ended up with 14 points for Germany and Dominic Lockhart (198-G-94) produced 13.


Justin Hamilton is a newcomer at Beijing Ducks - by Eurobasket News

Shougang Beijing Ducks (CBA) added to their roster 27-year old Croatian international center Justin Hamilton (213-116kg-90, college: LSU). He played last season at Brooklyn Nets in the NBA. In 64 games he recorded 6.9ppg and 4.1rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Hamilton played at Valencia Basket in Spanish Liga Endesa where in 40 games he was fourth best scorer with 14.1ppg and had 5.4rpg and 1.0spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Newcomer of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Bosmans Team. Hamilton also played 15 games in Eurocup where he averaged 11.3ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.2apg.
In 2012 Hamilton was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (45th overall). The former Louisiana State University staris in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Hamilton's team won Croatian Supercup in 2013. He has been regularly called to Croatian Senior National Team since 2016.
Hamilton is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Latvia (VEF Riga), NBA (Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves and Charlotte Hornets), NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce) and Croatia (Cibona).
The scouts decsribe him following way: (by Tyler Ingle for NBADraft.net in 2012)
Solid quickness and speed for his size ... Lives around the basket ... Scores well in the post because of his size and soft touch ... Has a nice looking baby push shot when he turns over his left shoulder, and a developing left-handed hook when he turns over his right ... Keeps the ball high and away from any secondary defenders ... An excellent mid-range shooter. Doesn't explode off his feet ... Plays below the rim … Lacks great finishing ability
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By Eurobasket Data Center

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Banic leaves Unics - by Eurobasket News

33-year old Croatian ex-international power forward Marko Banic (205-113kg-84) left Unics Kazan (VTB). Banic played there also last season. In 24 Euroleague games he averaged 4.6ppg and 1.7rpg. He played there also last season. Banic also played 19 games in VTB United League where he had 4.6ppg and 1.9rpg.
Among other achievements he played in the final of VTB United League in 2016. Banic received also Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague 3rd Team award back in 2012.
He was also a member of Croatian international program for some years. Banic played for Croatian Senior National Team between 2004 and 2010 and previously for U21 National Team in 2004.
He represented Croatia at the World Championships in Turkey seven years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.7ppg, 4.3rpg, FGP: 45.0%, FT: 66.7%.
Banic has played also professionally in Germany (ALBA Berlin), Spain (Movil Estudiantes, Girona FC and RETAbet Bilbao Basket) and Croatia (KK_Zadar).

Unics Kazan roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Vladislav Trushkin
Melvin Ejim

Centers:
Stephane Lasme
Grigori Shukhovtsov
Martins Meiers

Coach: Dimitris Priftis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Split inks Mike Scott - by Zeljko Zule

Split has added its first import addition for the upcoming season by inking American Mike Scott (183-PG-93, college: Idaho) on a one-year deal. It will be his third season in Europe.
Scott arrives from Jolly JBS, where he averaged 13.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 1.4 steals in 27 Croatian A1 League games last season. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Croatian A1 League second Team.
Scott played college basketball at Idaho until 2015, before transfering to Lithuanian side Siualiai in 2015.




Cedevita re-unites with Roko Leni Ukic - by Zeljko Zule

Cedevita brought a familiar face back to the team, none than the captain of the Croatian national team Roko-Leni Ukic (196-PG-84), who agreed a two-year deal. Ukic already played for Cedevita in the 2014-15 season, averaging 10.1 points, 2.0 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 10 Euroleague games and 7.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 26 Adriatic League games.
Ukic arives from AEK Athens, where he averaged 11.3 points, 2.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 0.9 assists in 32 Greek A1 League games lst season. He also produced 10.0 points, 2.4 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.3 blocks per game in 18 FIBA Champions League appearances. At Cedevita, Ukic reunites with head coach Jure Zdovc who was his coach at AEK. and a teammate at Split
Ukic grew up with Split and has already played for Toronto Raptors and Millwaukee Bucks in NBA, Tau Ceramica and Barcelona in Spain, Virtus Roma, Varese and Cantu in Italy, Fenerbahce Ulker in Turkey and Panathinaikos in Greece.




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.




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Plannthin is back at Svendborg - by Eurobasket News

Svendborg Rabbits (Ligaen) agreed terms with 29-year old Danish international guard Mikkel Plannthin (195-85kg-88, agency: Octagon Europe). It is actually his comeback to Svendborg as he has played here before. Plannthin played last season at Norrkoping Dolphins in Swedish Basketligan. In 41 games he had 6.8ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.4apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Plannthin played at Bakken where in 41 Ligaen games he recorded 7.9ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.3apg. He contributed to his team winning the Cup and make to league final. Plannthin also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 6.3ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.4apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Plannthin was voted Eurobasket.com All-Danish Ligaen Honorable Mention back in 2013.
He also represented Denmark at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 four years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 9.5ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.8apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 73.3%.
Plannthin has played previously professionally also in Slovakia (Prievidza).
On Plannthin: A point guard with great size who can do many things on the court. Excellent pick n roll player who can go all the way to the lay up or take pull up jumpers from middle or long range off dribble. Has very fast legs and is hard to be guarded, while his size doesnt allow him to be posted up by other guards. Shoots with great percentages and has nice court vision to distribute the ball well. Starting PG of the Danish National team.

Svendborg Rabbits roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mikkel Plannthin
Sebastian Petersen
Terrell Harris

Center:
Jacob Enevold_Jensen

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sebastian Petersen (ex Malbas) agreed terms with Svendborg - by Eurobasket News

Svendborg Rabbits (Ligaen) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old Danish guard Sebastian Petersen (188-76kg-95, agency: Dynamics Global Management). He played most recently at Malbas in Swedish Basketettan. In 28 Basketligan games he recorded 10.7ppg, 3.7rpg and 3.3apg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Petersen played at Bakken where in 39 Ligaen games he averaged 4.8ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.4apg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league final. Petersen also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had just 2.3ppg and 1.1apg.
Petersen won Danish League championship title in 2014.
He represented Denmark at the European Championships U18 Division B in Strumica (FYR Macedonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 8.6ppg, 3.3rpg, Assists-2 (5.4apg), FGP: 27.6%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 66.7%.
Petersen has played previously for Aarhus BF.

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 



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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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Galatasaray signs DaJuan Summers - by Eurobasket News

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (BSL) signed 29-year old American forward DaJuan Summers (203-109kg-88, college: Georgetown, agency: GFSG). He played last season at Pinar Karsiyaka in the BSL. In 29 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 17.0ppg and averaged 6.7rpg and 1.2spg. Summers helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. Summers also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 12.6ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.4spg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season Summers played at another team Knicks in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen. In three games he recorded very remarkable stats: 25.3ppg, 10.3rpg, 2.0apg and 2.0spg.
In 2009 Summers was drafted by Detroit Pistons (NBA) in second round (35th overall). He attended Georgetown University and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Summers won Ukrainian Superleague championship title in 2014. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague 1st Team back in 2014.
Summers is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy, Spain (Gran Canaria), NBA (LA Clippers, New York Knicks and Charlotte Hornets), Ukraine (Budivelnyk) and NBA G League (Maine Red Claws).
Summers could be described: (by Borko Popic for NBADraft.net in 2009)
An athletic, explosive wing player, whose muscular physique makes him a very promising talent … At 6'8 he has great size for the perimeter positions … He has nice bulk on his frame and he knows how to use it, whether its absorbing contact when getting to the hoop, or taking advantage of a mismatch in the low-post.
He depends on his strength too much to get by his defender as his first step is not first class … He is more comfortable operating out of the triple threat rather than working off the dribble, where he struggles handling the ball at times
.

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mehmet Yagmur
Dwight Hardy
Goksenin Koksal

Forwards:
Emir Preldzic
DaJuan Summers
Scotty Hopson
Ege Arar

Center:
Richard Hendrix

Coach: Erman Kunter

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Janning leaves Lokomotiv - by Eurobasket News

29-year old American guard Matt Janning (195-99kg-88, college: Northeastern, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) left Lokomotiv Kuban (VTB). Janning played there also last season. In 17 Eurocup games he averaged 11.3ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.8apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Janning played there also last season. He also played 26 games in VTB United League where he had 10.6ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.4apg and 1.2spg.
The previous (15-16) season Janning played at Hapoel Jerusalem (Winner League) in Israel. In 16 games he recorded 8.4ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.3apg. He also played 14 games in Eurocup where he got 10.1ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.3apg. Janning also spent pre-season at the Nuggets in NBA that year.
Among other achievements his team won Turkish Cup in 2015. Janning received also All-CAA 1st Team award back in 2009 and 2010 at his college time.
Janning is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Croatia (Cibona), Italy (Novipiu Casale), NBA (Phoenix Suns) and NBA G League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Maine Red Claws).
Janning attended Northeastern University until 2010 and it is his eighth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A very fundamentally sound, athletic white guard. An elite shooter at Serie A level in Italy, Matt is comfortable in a combo guard role and is very effective playing on the ball and facilitating an offense. A solid spot shooter, but also excellent at creating shots coming off a pick and roll and slashing to the basket along the baseline. Matt plays every game with the right attitude, and is always one of the toughest guys on the court. An excellent help defender with above-average instincts. Every indication is that Matt is on his way to a successful career in the NBA or Europe.

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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Alex Renfroe (ex FC Barcelona) agreed terms with Galatasaray - by Eurobasket News

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (BSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old Bosnian international point guard Alex Renfroe (191-80kg-86, college: Belmont, agency: BeoBasket). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Renfroe played most recently at FC Barcelona in Spanish Liga Endesa. He managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 23 Liga Endesa games he recorded 6.0ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.0apg. Renfroe helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 17 games in Euroleague where he averaged 3.9ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.6apg and 1.0spg. The other team Renfroe played that season for was Bayern Muenchen in German BBL. In 9 games he had 3.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.8apg. He also played 6 games in Eurocup where he got 5.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 4.2apg.
Among other achievements Renfroe's team made it to the German Bundesliga Cup final in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Honorable Mention award in 2016.
Renfroe represented Bosnia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 6.4ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.4apg, Steals-4 (1.6spg), FGP: 38.1%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 25.0%.
Renfroe is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Croatia (KK Zagreb), Italy (Enel Brindisi), Latvia (VEF Riga), Russia (Enisey), Germany (ALBA Berlin and Brose Baskets) and Spain (Baskonia and Blancos de Rueda).
Renfroe attended Belmont University until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mehmet Yagmur
Alex Renfroe
Dwight Hardy
Goksenin Koksal

Forwards:
Emir Preldzic
DaJuan Summers
Scotty Hopson
Ege Arar

Center:
Richard Hendrix

Coach: Erman Kunter

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Zenit signs Shayne Whittington, ex Obradoiro - by Eurobasket News

Zenit Saint Petersburg (VTB) signed 26-year old American center Shayne Whittington (209-113kg-91, college: W.Michigan). He played last season at Obradoiro in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 31 games he had 11.7ppg and 5.5rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Whittington played at the Pacers in NBA. But in 7 games he recorded just 1.6ppg and 1.7rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of D-League in 2015. Whittington was also voted All-MAC 1st Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Whittington graduated from Western Michigan University in 2014 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.

Zenit Saint Petersburg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Evgeny Voronov
Scottie Reynolds
Nicolas Laprovittola
Kyle Kuric

Forwards:
Marko Simonovic
Nikita Barinov
Drew Gordon

Center:
Shayne Whittington

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Valencia close to sign Erick Green, ex Olympiacos - by Eurobasket News

Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) is close to sign 26-year old American point guard Erick Green (190-84kg-91, college: Virginia Tech) who played last time at Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus in Greece. In 31 A1 games he had 9.4ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.5apg last season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Co-Newcomer of the Year, named to All-Imports Team and named to 2nd Team. Green also played 36 games in Euroleague where he recorded 9.9ppg and 1.9rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Green played at another team Bighorns in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen. In 44 games he averaged remarkable 26.5ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.9apg and 1.3spg. He contributed to his team winning the D-League West Division title (twice). Quite impressive season as he was voted USBasket.com All-D-League Guard of the Year, named to 1st Team and to the All-Star Game.
In 2013 Green was drafted by Utah Jazz (NBA) in second round (46th overall). He attended Virginia Tech and it may be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Green was voted All-ACC Player of the Year back in 2013 at his college time.
Green has played also professionally in Italy (Mens Sana 1871 Siena), NBA (Denver Nuggets) and NBA G League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
He could be described: Has a great feel for the game ...a terrific defender. Plays with great poise and confidence.

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 (via @DDPronos)

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Korobkov re-signs at CSKA Moscow - by Eurobasket News

CSKA Moscow (VTB) confirmed in their roster 27-year old international center Pavel Korobkov (206-99kg-90). He has played there for the last three seasons. Korobkov won VTB United League championship title for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
He has been also a member of Russian international program for some years. Korobkov has regularly played for Russian senior team since 2014 and previously for University National Team in 2013.
He represented Russia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 4.0ppg, 1.0rpg.
Korobkov has played previously for four other teams: BC Nizhny Novgorod, Lokomotiv, Ural Great Perm U23 and Lokomotiv Kuban 2nd team.

CSKA Moscow roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Kyle Hines
Andrey Vorontsevich
Othello Hunter
Will Clyburn
Andrey Lopatin

Center:
Pavel Korobkov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Valencia tabs Erick Green, ex Olympiacos - by Eurobasket News

Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) inked 26-year old American point guard Erick Green (190-84kg-91, college: Virginia Tech). He played most recently at Olympiacos in Greek A1 league. In 31 games he averaged 9.4ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.5apg last season. Green helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Co-Newcomer of the Year, selected to All-Imports Team and selected to 2nd Team. Green also played 36 games in Euroleague where he had 9.9ppg and 1.9rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Green played at another team Bighorns in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen. In 44 games he recorded very impressive stats: 26.5ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.9apg and 1.3spg. He contributed to his team winning the D-League West Division title (twice). It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded USBasket.com All-D-League Guard of the Year, selected to 1st Team and to the All-Star Game.
In 2013 Green was drafted by Utah Jazz (NBA) in second round (46th overall). The former Virginia Tech standoutis in his fifth season in pro basketball.
Green received All-ACC Player of the Year award back in 2013 at his college time.
Green has played also professionally in Italy (Mens Sana 1871 Siena), NBA (Denver Nuggets) and NBA G League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
His game is described as: Has a great feel for the game ...a terrific defender. Plays with great poise and confidence.

Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Antoine Diot
Erick Green
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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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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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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Dusan Alimpijevic is a new Head Coach of Crvena Zvezda - by Igor Obradovic

Defending champion Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd (KLS) will be lead by 31-year old coach Dusan Alimpijevic. Last season he was Head Coach at FMP Beograd. Alimpijevic lead his team in the final of Serbian League.
He was coaching Serbian U20 National Team in 2014 and coached also U16 National Team in 2014.
Alimpijevic has coached previously two other teams: Vojvodina and KK Meridiana Novi Sad.
His assistants will be legendary player, Milenko Topic and Slobodan Ljubotina (207-F/C-84, agency: BeoExcell). Nikola Birac i Sasa Kosovic will stay in the club as part of coaching staff.

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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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Sviatoslav MYKHAILIUK
  UKR
  (203-G-97)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Mykhailiuk, UKR20.4 
 2. Popovic, MNT18.4 
 3. Blatt, ISR18.4 
 4. Echodas, LTU18.0 
 5. Marinkovic, SRB17.8 
 6. Yusta, ESP17.6 
 7. Zoosman, ISR17.4 
 8. Birutis, LTU16.4 
 9. Yurtseven, TUR16.0 
 10. Birgander, SWE15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Simon BIRGANDER
  SWE
  (211-F/C-97)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Birgander, SWE13.8 
 2. Hlinason, ISL12.8 
 3. Popovic, MNT12.2 
 4. Yurtseven, TUR11.2 
 5. Echodas, LTU9.8 
 6. Birutis, LTU9.6 
 7. Okeke, ITA8.6 
 8. Noua, FRA8.4 
 9. Tkachenko, UKR7.0 
 10. Skapintsev, UKR7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Tamir BLATT
  (180-PG-97)
  Avg: 10
 1. Blatt, ISR10.0 
 2. Garcia, ESP6.2 
 3. Beyschlag, GER6.0 
 4. Beliauskas, LTU6.0 
 5. Birkans, LAT5.2 
 6. Sisko, SLO5.0 
 7. Bakic, MNT4.4 
 8. Okobo, FRA4.4 
 9. Moretti, ITA4.2 
 10. Hergott, FRA4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Antonios KONIARIS
  (196-PG-97)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Koniaris, GRE2.4 
 2. Wagner, GER2.2 
 3. Zoosman, ISR2.0 
 4. Beyschlag, GER2.0 
 5. Zotov, UKR2.0 
 6. Thorbjarnars., ISL1.8 
 7. Yilmaz, TUR1.8 
 8. Yusta, ESP1.8 
 9. Korkmaz, TUR1.7 
 10. Marti, ESP1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Tryggvi HLINASON
  ISL
  (215-C-97)
  Avg: 3
 1. Hlinason, ISL3.0 
 2. Yurtseven, TUR2.2 
 3. Durmaz, TUR2.0 
 4. Birutis, LTU2.0 
 5. Simanic, SRB1.8 
 6. Cekic, MNT1.8 
 7. Birgander, SWE1.6 
 8. Okeke, ITA1.6 
 9. Echodas, LTU1.4 
 10. Macura, SLO1.2 


Greece, France, Spain and Israel reach semifinals in Crete - by Eurobasket News

Quarterfinals
Greece - Lithuania 76-72
Greece held off Lithuania to enter the semifinal stage. The Hellenes trailed for the bigger part of the game but managed to fuel a late rally to snatch the win. Lithuania raced to a 20:18 lead after the opening frame. Greece eked out a 41:38 halftime lead. But the Baltic team replied with a 23:10 rally in the third quarter to gain a comfortable advantage. However Greece shifted the gear in the final term and snatched victory at the end. Vasileios Charalampopoulos (205-SF-97) produced 21 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Antonios Koniaris (196-PG-97) added 17 points for the winners. Laurynas Birutis (213-C/F-97) responded with 17 points and 12 rebounds for Lithuania.

France - Serbia 86-67
France cruised past Serbia in the quarterfinal clash. Elie-Franck Okobo (191-PG-97) produced 25 points to pace les Bleues. France led by a single point at halftime 33:32. However they unloaded 53 points in the second half to secure the winning outcome. Amine Noua (202-PF-97, agency: BeoBasket) had 21 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. Stefan Peno (198-G-97) responded with 16 points and 7 assists for Serbia.

Germany - Spain 61-69
Spain toppled Germany to advance into the semifinal stage. Santiago Yusta (200-F/G-97) delivered 14 points and 8 boards in the victory. Spain accumulated a 40:29 halftime advantage. Germany narrowed the gap in the second half but could not avoid the defeat. Sergi Garcia (193-PG-97) scored 13 points for Spain. Karim Jallow (199-SG-97) nailed 13 points for Germany.

Iceland - Israel 54-74
Israel became the first semifinalists in Crete. They stormed past Iceland in the quarterfinal game. Ariel Navon (180-PG-97) and Tamir Blatt (180-PG-97) accounted for 15 points each to lead the winners. Israel accumulated a 41:34 halftime lead. They enlarged the lead to as many as 15 points before the final frame and cruised to the victory. Michael Moshkovitz (201-F-98) and Yovel Zoosman (199-G/F-98) netted 11 points each for the winners. Tryggvi Hlinason (215-C-97) responded with 12 points and 14 rebounds for Iceland.
9-16 Place
Montenegro - Slovenia 83-78 OT
Montenegro outlasted Slovenia in overtime in the classification round. Milos Popovic (197-PF-98) delivered 25 points and 10 rebounds to pace the winners. Montenegro accounted for 39:32 halftime lead. Slovenia erased the deficit in the second half sending the game into overtime. But Montenegro sank 14 points in the extra period to get away with the victory. Filip Bakic had 21 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds for the winners. Zan Mark Sisko (189-PG-97, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for Slovenia.

Czech Republic - Ukraine 68-75
Ukraine prevailed against Czech Republic in Crete today. Sergiy Pavlov (203-PF-97, agency: AproK Sports Group) delivered 18 points to lead the effort. Ukraine ensured a 40:27 halftime lead. Czech Republic pulled within 6 points at the final break. But Ukraine protected the lead throughout the final stanza and marched to the win. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (203-G-97) produced 17 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Jakub Tuma (192-G-98) responded with 20 points for Czech Republic.

Turkey - Latvia 75-57
Turkey rallied past Latvia in the classification round. Omer Yurtseven (213-C-98) delivered 24 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Turkey rallied to a 21:10 lead after ten minutes. They followed with a 38:30 run in the second half to seal the win. Furkan Korkmaz (198-G-97) chipped in 15 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and distributed 7 assists for the winning side. Verners Kohs (203-F-97) responded with 14 points for Latvia.

Sweden - Italy 76-66
Sweden edged Italy in the classification round clash. Nils Johansson (198-SG-97) provided 17 points to lead the effort. Italy jumped to a 26:16 lead after ten minutes. But the Scandinavian team used a 29:16 rally in the third term to pile up a 7-point lead before the fourth term. They held the Azzurri to just 10 points in the final period to seal the win. John Brandmark (200-F-97) notched 13 points and 8 boards in the victory. Davide Moretti (188-PG-98) responded with 23 points for Italy.



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Travis Taylor (ex Fribourg) signs at Rilski - by Eurobasket News

Rilski Sportist Samokov (NBL) landed 27-year old American forward Travis Taylor (203-100kg-90, college: Xavier). He played most recently at Fribourg Olympic in Swiss LNA league. In 31 games he averaged 14.7ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.9apg and 1.4spg last season. Taylor helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com Swiss LNA All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Taylor spent at Sopron KC in Hungarian A Division where in 20 games he had 11.4ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.9apg and 1.7spg. He contributed to his team making it to the Hungarian Cup Semifinals. Taylor also played that season for STB Le Havre in French ProA. In 7 games he recorded 8.9ppg and 6.9rpg. He also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 8.0ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg.
Taylor received All-Atlantic 10 Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2013 at his college time.
Taylor has played also professionally in Austria (Gussing Knights).
He attended Xavier University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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FC Porto signs Will Sheehey - by Eurobasket News

FC Porto (LPB) signed 25-year old American forward Will Sheehey (201-91kg-92, college: Indiana). He played last season at Raptors 905 Missisauga (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 38 games he had 10.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg.
He won D-League championship title.
The previous (15-16) season Sheehey played at SO Maritime Boulogne in French ProB where in 26 games he recorded 10.1ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.1apg.
Sheehey was selected to Reese's NCAA D1 All-Star Game back in 2014 at his college time.
Sheehey represented USA at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
He has played also professionally in Greece (Panionios), Montenegro (Buducnost) and NBA G League (Los Angeles D-Fenders and Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
Sheehey attended Indiana University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

FC Porto roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pedro Pinto
Andre Bessa
Pedro Bastos
Ferran Ventura
Pedro Baptista

Forwards:
Miguel Miranda
Miguel Queiroz
Antonio Monteiro
Will Sheehey
Vladyslav Voytso

Center:
Sasa Borovnjak

Coach: Moncho Lopez

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kauhajoki tabs Flenard Whitfield, ex KW Titans - by Eurobasket News

Karhu Kauhajoki (Korisliiga) inked 27-year old American forward Flenard Whitfield (200-100kg-90, college: W.Michigan). He played most recently at KW Titans in Canadian NBL. In 21 NBL Canada games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 19.0ppg and recorded 8.5rpg, 1.8apg and 1.0bpg last season. Whitfield also played that season for Skallagrimur (Dominos League) in Iceland where in 22 games he averaged remarkable 29.4ppg, 14.6rpg, 3.2apg, 1.3spg and 1.3bpg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com Icelandic League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
His team made it to the NBL Canada Semifinals in 2015.
Whitfield has played previously professionally also in Australia (Bandits).
He attended Western Michigan University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Whitfield's game is described as: A force inside player who can also step out and shoot the mid range jumper consistently. A 4yr starter in western Michigan Univ. Very strong physicality. Have great mobility for his size. He has shown already he can be a solid overseas inside player.

Karhu Kauhajoki roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Henri Kantonen
Valtteri Pihlajamaki
Jussi Myllyniemi

Forwards:
Flenard Whitfield
Perttu Salmi

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @SlanSports)

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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ALS Basket lands P.J. Alawoya - by Eurobasket News

Andrezieux Boutheon Loire Sud Basket (NM1) tabbed 29-year old American (has also Nigerian passport) forward P.J. Alawoya (203-98kg-88, college: McNeese State, agency: Inception Sports). He played most recently at KR Reykjavik in Icelandic Dominos League. In 19 games he averaged impressive 15.8ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.7apg, 1.4spg and 1.0bpg last season. Alawoya helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice).
The previous (15-16) season he played at Rieker in Slovakian SBL where in 44 games he had 13.5ppg, 8.2rpg and 1.6spg. Alawoya contributed to his team making it to the final. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League Defensive Player of the Year, selected to All-Imports Team and selected to 2nd Team. Alawoya also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 10.7ppg, 6.0rpg (#2 in the league), 1.5apg and 1.8spg.
In 2012 (a year after he left the college) Alawoya was drafted by Austin Toros (D-League) in seventh round (111th overall).
The former McNeese State standoutis in his seventh season in pro basketball.
And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Alawoya has played previously professionally in Germany (Saar Pfalz Braves and Cuxhaven BasCats), Japan (Orange Vikings) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs).
He attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on he way to pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @ChetErvin)

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Poitiers tab Devon Collier, ex Mayaguez - by Eurobasket News

Union Poitiers Basket 86 (ProB) inked 26-year old Puerto Rican international power forward Devon Collier (203-98kg-91, college: Oregon State). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Collier played in the summer at Indios de Mayaguez in Puerto Rican BSN league. He managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 36 BSN games he averaged 13.4ppg, 8.0rpg, 2.0apg and 1.2spg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Puerto Rican BSN All-Star Game. Collier also played that season for Leones in Puerto Rican league where in 5 Liga Americas games he had 8.0ppg and 5.0rpg.
Among other achievements Collier's team made it to the Pac-12 Tournament Semifinals in 2012. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSN Newcomer of the Year award back in 2014 at his college time.
Collier represented Puerto Rico at the Marchand Cup in San Juan (Puerto Rico) two years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 3 games: 6.7ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 66.7%, FT: 66.7%.
Collier has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Collier has played previously professionally also in Israel (Bnei Hasharon and Galil Elion), Mexico (Soles) and Puerto Rico (Vaqueros and Gallitos).
He attended Oregon State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

Union Poitiers Basket 86 roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Arnaud Thinon
Yanik Blanc
Pierre Cellerier

Forwards:
Pierre-Yves Guillard
Christophe Leonard
Devon Collier
Sekou_Omar Doumbouya

Center:
Efe Odigie

Coach: Rudy Nelhomme

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gravelines add Mipoka to their roster - by Eurobasket News

BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral (ProA) added to their roster 32-year old naturalized Congolese small forward Jean-Michel Mipoka (198-85). He was about to sign at Pau-Lacq-Orthez (ProA). The last season Mipoka played also at Pau Lacq Orthez where in 36 ProA games he recorded 8.8ppg and 3.2rpg. He also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 12.1ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.3apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Mipoka's team made it to the French Cup final in 2012 and 2014.
He was a member of French U20 National Team back in 2005.
Mipoka has played previously for eight other teams: Limoges CSP Elite, Olympique Antibes, Cholet Basket, Chorale de Roanne, Sluc Nancy, Saint Vallier, Quimper UJAP and SPO Rouen.

BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Quentin Serron
William Buford
D.J. Cooper
Benjamin Sene
Adam Mokoka
Pierre Hannequin
Thomas Descat

Forwards:
Florent Pietrus
Jean-Michel Mipoka
Aaron Cel
Terry Allen

Centers:
Fernando Raposo_Laurencio
Issa Dieng

Coach: Julien Mahe

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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Guerschon Yabusele signs at the Celtics - by Eurobasket News

Boston Celtics landed 22-year old French power forward Guerschon Yabusele (201-95). He played most recently at Maine Red Claws. In 7 NBA G League games he averaged 14.4ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.7apg last season. Yabusele also played that season for Sharks in Chinese CBA where in 43 games he had very impressive stats: 20.9ppg, 9.4rpg, 2.0apg, 1.3spg and 1.0bpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Honorable Mention.
Last year Yabusele was drafted by the Celtics in first round (16th overall). He won D-League Atlantic Division championship title.
Yabusele represented France at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 9 games: 9.2ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.0spg, Blocks-5 (1.3bpg), FGP: 45.6%, 3PT: 23.5%, FT: 63.3%.
Yabusele has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Yabusele has played previously professionally in Chorale de Roanne and SPO Rouen.

Boston Celtics roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Shane Larkin
Kadeem Allen

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

Center:
Aron Baynes

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Strasbourg to sign Darion Atkins, ex Hapoel Holon - by Eurobasket News

Strasbourg IG Basket (ProA) agreed terms with 25-year old American forward Darion Atkins (203-105kg-92, college: Virginia). He played last season at Hapoel Holon in Israeli Winner League. In 37 games he had 13.6ppg and 8.3rpg (#3 in the league). Atkins helped them to win the regular season. Quite impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game.
He ended the previous (2015-16) season at the Knicks in NBA. But the most of that year Atkins spent at another team Knicks in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen where in 52 games he recorded 8.5ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3bpg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in D-League Atlantic Division.
Atkins won NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas championship title in 2015.
He graduated from University of Virginia in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

Strasbourg IG Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Zack Wright
Pape Sy
Ludovic Beyhurst

Forwards:
Jeremy Leloup
Darion Atkins
Olivier Cortale

Centers:
Louis Labeyrie
Mouhammadou Jaiteh
Marc Kwedi

Coach: Vincent Collet

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hyeres-Toulon tabs Jordan Tolbert, ex Novipiu Casale - by Eurobasket News

Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket (ProA) inked 25-year old American forward Jordan Tolbert (201-109kg-92, college: SMU). He played most recently at Novipiu Casale in Italian Serie A2. In 34 games he recorded 10.4ppg and 7.6rpg last season.
Tolbert has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
His team was Runner-Up of AAC Regular Season 2016.
Tolbert graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Timothe Vergiat
Luka Asceric
Theo Bouteille

Forwards:
Raymond Cowels_III
Vafessa Fofana
Jordan Tolbert

Centers:
Ferdinand Prenom
Emryss Mormin

Coach: Emmanuel Schmitt

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Obi Emegano (ex Polfarmex Kutno) joins Rouen - by Eurobasket News

SPO Rouen Basket (ProB) agreed terms with 24-year old British-Nigerian guard Obi Emegano (190-98kg-93, college: ORU). He played last season at Polfarmex Kutno in Polish PLK league. In 11 games he had 5.2ppg and 1.5rpg. Emegano also played that season for Novipiu Casale in Italian Serie A where in 9 games he recorded 11.4ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.6spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Summit League Tournament Semifinals in 2015. Emegano was also voted NABC All-District 12 1st Team in 2016 at his college time.
Emegano graduated from Oral Roberts University in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

SPO Rouen Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ovidijus Varanauskas
Felix Michel
Obi Emegano
Emmanuel Monceau

Forwards:
Remi Dibo
Carl Ponsar
Earvine Bassoumba

Coach: Alexandre Menard

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Yannis Morin (ex Chalons-Reims) agreed terms with the Thunder - by Eurobasket News

Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old French power forward Yannis Morin (208-101kg-93). He was about to sign at Chalons-Reims in French ProA. The last season Morin played at STB Le Havre (ProB) in French league where in 37 games he recorded 6.8ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.7apg, 1.0spg and 1.8bpg. Great season indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Defensive Player of the Year.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
Morin's team made it to the U21 Championships (Trophee du Futur) Semifinals in 2013.
He represented France at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 9.3ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.6apg, 1.9spg, 1.3bpg, FGP: 58.1%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 42.9%.
Morin has played previously professionally also in Italy and France (Cholet Basket, CFBB and Denain Voltaire).

Oklahoma City Thunder roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Raymond Felton
Paul George

Forwards:
Nick Collison
Patrick Patterson
Andre Roberson
Rashawn Thomas

Centers:
Yannis Morin
Dakari Johnson

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kevin Dinal agreed terms with Bourg - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted JL Bourg Basket (ProA) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old power forward Kevin Dinal (202-93) from Entente Orleans 45. In 23 ProA games he recorded 3.2ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.0apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Dinal played at JDA Dijon where in 33 ProA games he averaged 3.7ppg and 2.6rpg.
He played in the final of French U21 Championships (Trophee du Futur) in 2011.
Dinal represented France at the European Championships U18 in Wroclaw (Poland) six years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 3.8ppg, 6.8rpg.
Dinal has played previously for three other teams: Paris Levallois, ADA Blois and Souffelweyersheim.

JL Bourg Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Meredis Houmounou
Garrett Sim
Lance Jeter

Forwards:
Gilvydas Biruta
Chase Simon
Maxime Courby
Kevin Dinal

Centers:
Zachery Peacock
Youssou Ndoye

Coach: Savo Vucevic

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kazembe Abif (Ex Vechta) moves to FOG Naestved - by Daniel Poerschke

Team FOG Naestved announced the signing of Kazembe Abif (201-F-92, college: Drexel) for next season. Naestved plays in the danish Ligaen and finished in the quarterfinals last season. Abif is an athletic Power Forward/Small Forward, who spend his rookie season with SC Rasta Vechta II in Germany. In 18 games in the 1. Regionalliga he averaged 22.4ppg, 9.1rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg. He was named to the Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga North 1st Team in 2017. Abif also saw action in 3 games for the Vechta BBL team, where he scored a season-high 7 points versus Bayern Muenchen. Naestved Assistant Coach Chris Gillett scouted Abif at the Scorers 1st pro showcase in Las Vegas last week and quickly agreed terms with the former Drexel (NCAA 1) player.


Reggie Upshaw Looking To Make Sweet History With The Walter Tigers Tuebingen - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

They never played together at Middle Tenn.St. (NCAA), but when Reggie Upshaw (203-F-95) stepped foot on campus in 2013, Marcos Knight had just finished a stellar career there and commenced a professional basketball career. Four years later, it was time for Reggie Upshaw to start his professional basketball career and if he asked Knight anything about Germany or his potential new team Tuebingen isn't known, but if Knight would have said anything about Tuebingen, he may have thought back and possibly said, "Yeh man I lit up the Tigers for 18 and 10 and 21 and 8 last season". According to Tagblatt.de Upshaw will start his professional basketball career in Germany with the Walter Tigers Tuebingen and try to make his own sweet history as a rookie.In the past there have been some very talented kids playing there like power forward Augustine Rubit who has gone from Tuebingen via Ulm to Bamberg.

Upshaw is a 22 year old 203cm forward from Chattanooga, Tennessee that comes from a sports family as his dad Gene played at Middle Tennessee from 1990-1993. Reggie Upshaw started his basketball career at Baylor High School before moving to Middle Tennessee in 2013 playing a total of 140 NCAA games in four years.. He was a player that continued to develop in school and improved hiss coring average each year. As a freshman he played 32 games averaging 6.4ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 51.5%, 3PT: 29.3%, FT: 50.0%. In his second season he played 36 games: averaging 9.9ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 47.2%, 3PT: 28.8%, FT: 64.8%. In his junior season at Middle Tenn.St. (NCAA) he played 35 games averaging 13.7ppg, 8.5rpg, 2.2apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 52.5%, 3PT: 38.0%, FT: 49.4%. As a senior he played 36 games averaging 14.5ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.4apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 60.4%, 3PT: 31.7%, FT: 72.4%.. He had a sensation senior season where he scored in double figures in 32 games and registered five doubles doubles. Some of his best games included a 34 point explosion against UAB, and 21 point games against UTSA, Milligan and Belmont. In his junior season he scored in double figures in 24 games and had eight double doubles. His best scoring games included a 32 point effort against Trevecca Naz, 27 points against Charlotte and 22 points against Florida International.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have included C-USA Regular Season Co-Champion -14, C-USA Tournament Semifinals -14, C-USA Tournament Finalist -15, C-USA Regular Season Runner-Up -16, C-USA Tournament Winner -16, 17, All-C-USA All-Tournament MVP -16, All-C-USA 3rd Team -16, C-USA All-Tournament Team -16, 17, NABC All-District 11 2nd Team -16, C-USA Regular Season Champion -17, All-C-USA 2nd Team -17, C-USA All-Defensive Team -17, and Reese's College All-Star Game -17



The Giessen 46ers Secure Kayel Locke - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

EasyCredit BBL team Giessen 46ers continue to form their roster for the upcoming season and have signed Kayel Locke (196-F-94, college: NC-Greensboro). Locke is a 22 year old 196cm forward from Baltimore, Maryland that will be entering his second professional season. Last season as a rookie he played in two leagues with KB Bashkimi Prizren (Kosovo-SuperLeague) playing 31 games: avergaing 16.2ppg, 7.2rpg, 2.1apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 57.9%, 3PT: 35.1%, FT: 66.4%; and in the Balkan League he found action in 10 games avergaingb 12.3ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 58.8%, 3PT: 20.5%, FT: 70.4%. "Kayel is a forward that will help us in our defense with his flexibility, athleticism and versatility", stressed head coach Ingo Freyer.

Last season in the Kosovo league he scored in double figures in 24 games and had seven double doubles. He scored 20 points or more 13 times. He closed out the season very strong as he scored in double figures in his last 11 games and scored 20 points or more eight times in a row. His best scoring games in that league was a 33 point game against Peja and a 30 point effort against Ylii. In the Balkan league, he scored in double figures in five games including a 26 point game against Teodo Tivat.

The American started his basketball career at McDonogh School: where he ended his career as the Eagles' all-time leading scorer with 1,938 points while also pulling down 1,021 rebounds in his four years. In 2012, he moved to NC-Greensboro (NCAA) where he plyed four years and a total of 127 games and as a freshman played 31 games averaging 9.9ppg, 4.4rpg, FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 19.2%, FT: 66.7%. In his second season at NC-Greensboro (NCAA) he played 30 games averaging 11.8ppg, 4.4rpg, FGP: 48.8%, 3PT: 19.0%, FT: 75.6%. In his junior season at NC-Greensboro (NCAA) he played 33 games averaging 12.6ppg, 5.7rpg, FGP: 47.7%, 3PT: 17.6%, FT: 65.3%. As a senior at NC-Greensboro (NCAA) he played 33 games averaging 12.6ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 50.4%, 3PT: 30.1%, FT: 59.4%. Some of his best games with NC_Greensboro included a 30 point outing against Citadel, a 25 point game against Wake Forest and a 22 point game against UNC Wilmington. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been HS All-Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference -11, 12, HS All-Metro Area selection by the Baltimore Sun -11, 12, CBI Championship Quarterfinals -16, Kosovan SuperLeague -17 (Player of the Week: 2 times)
Kosovo League Regular Season Runner-Up -17, Kosovo League Finalist -17, Eurobasket.com All-Kosovo League 2nd Team -17, and Eurobasket.com Kosovo League All-Imports Team -17.

Source:Giessen 46ers





Kevin Yebo Makes Huge Leap To Pro A Team Ehingen - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

For the basketball nerds who follow German Regionallga basketball and for teams in general, Kevin Yebo (202-F/C-96, agency: SportsVision-Service) has been on their radar's for some time now and the young German will make a gigantic leap to the Pro A joining Team Ehingen. Yebo is a 21 year old 202cm forward and his ex team Limburg announced the great news today and Yebo will be leaving Limburg for whom he played a season and half with. After starting the 2015-2016 season with SG Sechtem 1971 (Germany-Regionalliga) where he played 11 games avergaing 2.0ppg, 1.5rpg, he left that team and started a new journey in December 2015 with the EVL Baskets Limburg (Regionalliga) where he played 17 games avergaing 14.1ppg, 8.8rpg, 1.2apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 65.6%, 3PT: 34.5%, FT: 69.4%. He was able to improve his game even more last season with the EVL Baskets Limburg (Regionalliga) as he played 26 games averaging 16.5ppg, Reb-3 (11.0rpg), 1.9apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 61.5%, 3PT: 25.4%, FT: 61.7%. "Kevin has the talent and absolute determination to always improve his game and become a huge German basketball player. It is the right decision for him to go to Ehingen in the Pro A", stressed head coach Danny Stallbohm who had the trust in his game and let him get minutes and develop at his own pace. Last season the German from Bonn scored in double figures in 20 games and scored 20 points or more eight times and registered 13 double doubles. His best games included a 29 point game against Karlsruhe SC, a 28 point effort against Lich 2 and 26 point games against Langen and Mainz.




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







Stankovic Cup: Croatia pip Germany - by Eurobasket News

Croatia pip Germany in Day 2 of the Stankovic Cup. Croatian side needed a strong 29-16 surge in the last quarter to take an 83-77 victory. Earlier both sides exchanged the lead in the first two periods, while Germany posted a 21-16 rally to have a narrow lead after 30 minutes. Croatia meanwhile dominated the end of the game to seal the victory. Dominik Mavra (195-G-94) top-scored for the winners with 23 points and Ivan Buva (208-F/C-91) posted 10. Robin Amaize (188-SG-94) ended up with 14 points for Germany and Dominic Lockhart (198-G-94) produced 13.


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Duo clinch wins in Accra League Women's Division as season ends in Male Division - by Yaw Mintah

Ghana Navy and Braves of Customs have claimed impressive wins in today's round of games played In the Accra Basketball League (ABL) Women's Division.

Both games were honored at the Lebanon House Court in Tudu and had Navy win its clash over University of Ghana (UG) 53-26 in the opening game before Braves dominated the bigger matchup with a 44-18 win over Tudu Galaxy.
Navy's lead at the end of the third quarter stood 39-20 but the Mariners didn't back down from scoring to stretch the lead further including a three point shot from Maria Mensah and a layup from backcourt mate Memuna Mumuni off a miss from Grace Yinamyah.

In the second game, defending league champions Braves of Customs flat out outplayed Galaxy in front of its home fans to record its maiden win over the Tudu side this campaign.
Prior to the game, Braves had lost twice in the first half of the season but on the third try, Galaxy coulddn't stand the might of a focused Customs side.

The level of focus was highlighted in holding Galaxy to a scoreless third quarter after Tudu went on a 10 point run to reduce the game's deficit to four in the second quarter. However, a Gloria Gyampoh inspired performance got Braves scoring again as it blew the opposing side away.

In the final game of the regular season, DC Dynamics lost 46-61 to Fire Service in the Men's Division I before After 7 beat CYO 54-46 in the Veteran's League.



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OH!TELS Union Linense de Baloncesto keeps Ortega for another season - by Eurobasket News

OH!TELS Union Linense de Baloncesto (EBA) re-signed 26-year old American international point guard Miguel Ortega (188-82kg-91, agency: Dynamics Global Management). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Gibraltar passport. Ortega has played there for the last two seasons. In 17 EBA games he averaged impressive 17.5ppg, 3.9rpg, 5.1apg and 1.4spg last season.
Among other achievements Ortega's team was regular season runner-up in Spanish EBA Group D in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA 2nd Team award in 2016. Ortega was called to Gibraltar Senior National Team this year.
He is a very experienced player. Ortega has played also professionally in Denmark (Randers), Estonia (Valga), Russia (Spartak Primorie Vladivostok) and Spain (Ourense, Unicaja B Malaga, Santurtzi, Leyma Basquet and Carballo).

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Valencia close to sign Erick Green, ex Olympiacos - by Eurobasket News

Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) is close to sign 26-year old American point guard Erick Green (190-84kg-91, college: Virginia Tech) who played last time at Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus in Greece. In 31 A1 games he had 9.4ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.5apg last season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Co-Newcomer of the Year, named to All-Imports Team and named to 2nd Team. Green also played 36 games in Euroleague where he recorded 9.9ppg and 1.9rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Green played at another team Bighorns in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen. In 44 games he averaged remarkable 26.5ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.9apg and 1.3spg. He contributed to his team winning the D-League West Division title (twice). Quite impressive season as he was voted USBasket.com All-D-League Guard of the Year, named to 1st Team and to the All-Star Game.
In 2013 Green was drafted by Utah Jazz (NBA) in second round (46th overall). He attended Virginia Tech and it may be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Green was voted All-ACC Player of the Year back in 2013 at his college time.
Green has played also professionally in Italy (Mens Sana 1871 Siena), NBA (Denver Nuggets) and NBA G League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
He could be described: Has a great feel for the game ...a terrific defender. Plays with great poise and confidence.

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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Valencia is considering to sign Erick Green, ex Olympiacos - by Eurobasket News

Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) is close to sign 26-year old American point guard Erick Green (190-84kg-91, college: Virginia Tech) who played last time at Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus in Greece. In 31 A1 games he had 9.4ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.5apg last season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Co-Newcomer of the Year, named to All-Imports Team and named to 2nd Team. Green also played 36 games in Euroleague where he recorded 9.9ppg and 1.9rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Green played at another team Bighorns in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen. In 44 games he averaged remarkable 26.5ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.9apg and 1.3spg. He contributed to his team winning the D-League West Division title (twice). Quite impressive season as he was voted USBasket.com All-D-League Guard of the Year, named to 1st Team and to the All-Star Game.
In 2013 Green was drafted by Utah Jazz (NBA) in second round (46th overall). He attended Virginia Tech and it may be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Green was voted All-ACC Player of the Year back in 2013 at his college time.
Green has played also professionally in Italy (Mens Sana 1871 Siena), NBA (Denver Nuggets) and NBA G League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
He could be described: Has a great feel for the game ...a terrific defender. Plays with great poise and confidence.

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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Valencia tabs Erick Green, ex Olympiacos - by Eurobasket News

Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) inked 26-year old American point guard Erick Green (190-84kg-91, college: Virginia Tech). He played most recently at Olympiacos in Greek A1 league. In 31 games he averaged 9.4ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.5apg last season. Green helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Co-Newcomer of the Year, selected to All-Imports Team and selected to 2nd Team. Green also played 36 games in Euroleague where he had 9.9ppg and 1.9rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Green played at another team Bighorns in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen. In 44 games he recorded very impressive stats: 26.5ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.9apg and 1.3spg. He contributed to his team winning the D-League West Division title (twice). It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded USBasket.com All-D-League Guard of the Year, selected to 1st Team and to the All-Star Game.
In 2013 Green was drafted by Utah Jazz (NBA) in second round (46th overall). The former Virginia Tech standoutis in his fifth season in pro basketball.
Green received All-ACC Player of the Year award back in 2013 at his college time.
Green has played also professionally in Italy (Mens Sana 1871 Siena), NBA (Denver Nuggets) and NBA G League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
His game is described as: Has a great feel for the game ...a terrific defender. Plays with great poise and confidence.

Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Antoine Diot
Erick Green
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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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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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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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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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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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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Lavrio signs Antwaine Wiggins - by Eurobasket News

GS Lavrio (A1) signed 29-year old American small forward Antwaine Wiggins (200-88, college: Charleston). He played last season at Raptors 905 Missisauga (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 46 games he had 8.1ppg and 3.1rpg.
Wiggins won D-League championship title.
The previous (15-16) season Wiggins played at CA Platense in Argentinian TFB where in 46 games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 18.0ppg and averaged 8.2rpg, 1.1apg, 1.5spg and 1.4bpg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
Last year (four years after he left the college) Wiggins was drafted by Raptors 905 (D-League) in second round (43rd overall).
He attended College of Charleston until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
He has played also professionally in Brazil (Palmeiras).

GS Lavrio roster for 2017-2018:

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

Coach: Christos Serellis

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Sherron Dorsey-Walker signs at Zwolle - by Eurobasket News

Landstede Basketbal Zwolle (Eredivisie) landed 24-year old American guard Sherron Dorsey-Walker (193-91kg-93). He just graduated from Oakland (NCAA). In 34 games he averaged 13.4ppg, 5.1rpg, 3.8apg and 1.1spg last season. Dorsey-Walker helped them to win the league title (twice) and they also made it to the NIT Sweet 16 (twice). It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to CoSIDA NCAA Division I Academic All-District 5 1st Team.
As mentioned above Dorsey-Walker is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

Landstede Basketbal Zwolle roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jordan Gregory
Sherron Dorsey-Walker

Forwards:
Ralf Pagter
Noah Dahlman

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Groningen signs Evan Bruinsma, ex Rilski - by Eurobasket News

Donar Groningen (Eredivisie) signed 25-year old American forward Evan Bruinsma (202-97kg-92, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Inception Sports). He played last season at Rilski in Bulgarian NBL league. Bruinsma managed to play in three leagues last year. In 33 NBL games he had very impressive stats: 16.0ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game. Bruinsma also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded also remarkable stats: 15.4ppg, 7.6rpg, 2.2apg and 1.4spg. And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 8.0ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg.
Bruinsma's team was regular season runner-up in Horizon League in 2013.
He has played previously professionally in Luxembourg (Amicale) and Czech Republic (Basketbal Svitavy).
Bruinsma attended University of Detroit Mercy until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Donar Groningen roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Jason Dourisseau
Evan Bruinsma
Tim Hoeve
Sjoerd Koopmans

Centers:
Drago Pasalic
Thomas Koenis

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Den Bosch lands Norville Carey - by Eurobasket News

New Heroes Basketball Den Bosch (Eredivisie) tabbed 24-year old British V.Islands international forward Norville Carey (201-103kg-93, agency: Elevate Agency). He just graduated from Rider (NCAA). In 33 games he averaged 11.3ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.1spg last season.
The previous (12-13) season Carey played at another team Golden Eagles in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA1 where in 37 games he had 4.2ppg and 2.2rpg. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
As mentioned above Carey is just out of the college and it will be his first full season in pro basketball.
He received HS All-State Honorable Mention by the Delaware Sportswriters award back in 2012 at his college time.
Carey was also a member of British V.Islands international program for some years. He played for British V.Islands Senior National Team between 2011 and 2015 and previously for U16 National Team in 2008.
Carey also represented British Virgin Islands at the CBC Championships in Tortola (British Virgin Islands) two years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 5 games: 8.4ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 33.3%, FT: 53.8%.
Carey has played previously for another team Young Legs.

New Heroes Basketball Den Bosch roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Maarten Bouwknecht
Keshun Sherrill

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

Centers:
Marcel Aarts
Nick Oudendag
Kevin Bleeker

Coach: Silvano Poropat

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Kasey Hill agreed with ALBA - by Tamas Deri

American guard, Kasey Hill (185-G-93, college: Florida) signed with Hungarian Champion and Cup Winner ALBA for the coming season.
The 185 cm tall, 23 years old rookie graduated on the University of Florida this summer and was a key player of the Gators. As a junior he averaged 9.1ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.3apg, 1.5spg in 36 games and lead his team to the Elite 8, where they lost 77:82 against George Washington. He almost repeated his stats as a senior as he put up 9.7ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.5apg, 1.7spg and finished the season again with a 77:70 loss against South Carolina in the Elite 8.



Atomeromu adds Allen to their roster - by Winter Gabor

Atomeromu SE Paks (A Division) added to their roster for two years thr 23-year old American guard Seth Allen (185-88kg-94). He just graduated from Virginia Tech (NCAA). Allen has played there for the last three years. In 32 games he recorded 13.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 3.3apg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was selected All-ACC Sixth Man of the Year and voted to All-ACC Honorable Mention.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
On Allen: Athletic guard with 40-inch vertical leap.

Atomeromu SE Paks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andras Rujak
Jabarie Hinds
Seth Allen
Milan Gulyas
Gabor Plezer

Forward:
Mate Medve

Centers:
Janos Eilingsfeld
Akos Garamvolgyi
Viktor Kalmar

Coach: Teo Cizmic

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Hill's pro career starts at Alba - by Eurobasket News

TLI-Alba Fehervar (A Division) landed 24-year old American guard Kasey Hill (185-79kg-93). He just graduated from Florida (NCAA). Hill has played there for the last four years. In 36 games he averaged 9.7ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.5apg and 1.7spg last season. Hill helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Southeastern Conference and they also made it to the NCAA Elite Eight. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to All-SEC 2nd Team and SEC All-Defensive Team.
As mentioned above Hill is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
His college team won SEC Tournament in 2014.

TLI-Alba Fehervar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Peter Toth
Akos Kovacs
Kasey Hill

Center:
Peter Lorant

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Ryan Wilson Interview / - by Patrick Maher

My name is Ryan Wilson I'm a 6'5 219lbs Guard/Forward. I was born in St.Louis, Missouri, USA. I attended college at the Universityof Missouri Kansas city for a year then graduated in 2012 from William Penn University. After college I've played in various places as a professional in England, Spain, Italy, short stinting the Phillipnes PBA with Globalport. I was brought out there and was able to play a pre season game against Ginebra (team owned by Manny Pacquiao). I have played semi pro in Michigan with the Holland Dream and have been to various camps Internationally in Spain and france. When ended up England the first time around that's where I met my wife and now currently live in Ipswich, United Kingdom. Last season (2016-17) i was able to play in Spain the first half of the season then finish my season out in the Ireland Superleague. I started there with the UL Eagles averaging 25ppg 9rpg 2apg. I then finished out the season with Belfast star averaging 27ppg 10rpg 2apg and led the league in scoring to finish the season and was tied for #10 in the league in rebounds. My time in Ireland was extremely good I enjoyed the basketball and the people. It's a very physical league and I think it doesn't get enough credit that it should. I am now now signed with Sheffield Sharks for the 2017-18 season in the British Basketball League (BBL) and hope to play my role as needed. My future goals are to play top level basketball all around the world in high level and high standard leagues while trying to win championships each year. On a personal note I want to build a legacy, a name for myself so when I'm done people will know where I've come from and how if I can come from the bottom and make it to the top then anybody can. I have always's always wanted to play Eurocup or Euroleague and if I qualify maybe even for the GB mens basketball team.
Many thank's Ryan for this insight into your career and good luck in the future toward's accomplishing your goal's.
Patrick Maher,
Ireland Eurobasket correspondent.



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Iftach Ziv agreed terms with Ironi Nahariya - by Nir Luna

Ironi Nahariya (Winner League) inked 22-year old international shooting guard Iftach Ziv (191-95, agency: Avi Zilberman) from Maccabi Ashdod. In 33 Winner League games he recorded 7.9ppg, 3.5rpg, 3.9apg and 1.6spg last season. He helped them to make it to the Israeli Cup Semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Israeli League All-Star Game.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Ziv spent at Bnei Hasharon where in 24 Winner League games he averaged 5.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.8apg. Ziv also played that season for Maccabi Haifa. In 12 Winner League games he had just 2.0ppg and 1.0rpg.
Ziv has been also a member of Israeli international program for some years. He has regularly played for Israeli senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team in 2013.
Ziv represented Israel at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 3.0ppg, 1.0rpg, 1.0spg.
Ziv has played previously for two other teams: Ironi Kiryat Ata and Kiryat Tivon.

Ironi Nahariya roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Denzel Livingston
Iftach Ziv

Forward:
Alex Young

Center:
Jonathan Skjoldebrand

Coach: Eric Elfassi

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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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Ido Stolero is back at Hasharon - by Greg

Maccabi Hod Hasharon (National League) signed 29-year old point guard Ido Stolero (189-88). It is actually his comeback to Hasharon as he has played here before. Stolero played last season at Ironi Nes-Ziona in National League. He helped his team get promotion to Winner League. In 30 National League games he had 3.9ppg, 1.0rpg and 1.2apg. 
He could be described: A very versatile guard with great scoring ability, can play all guard positions, very quick with great penetration ability and very good 3 point shooter, great court vision , leader on and off the court.

Maccabi Hod Hasharon roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ilan Berkowitz
Ido Stolero
Ofek Bugdanovski

Forward:
Sean Daniel

Coach: Hanan Hershkovich

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Strasbourg to sign Darion Atkins, ex Hapoel Holon - by Eurobasket News

Strasbourg IG Basket (ProA) agreed terms with 25-year old American forward Darion Atkins (203-105kg-92, college: Virginia). He played last season at Hapoel Holon in Israeli Winner League. In 37 games he had 13.6ppg and 8.3rpg (#3 in the league). Atkins helped them to win the regular season. Quite impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game.
He ended the previous (2015-16) season at the Knicks in NBA. But the most of that year Atkins spent at another team Knicks in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen where in 52 games he recorded 8.5ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3bpg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in D-League Atlantic Division.
Atkins won NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas championship title in 2015.
He graduated from University of Virginia in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

Strasbourg IG Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Zack Wright
Pape Sy
Ludovic Beyhurst

Forwards:
Jeremy Leloup
Darion Atkins
Olivier Cortale

Centers:
Louis Labeyrie
Mouhammadou Jaiteh
Marc Kwedi

Coach: Vincent Collet

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Fujian signs Brandon Bowman, ex Maccabi K/G - by Eurobasket News

Fujian Lightning (NBL) signed 33-year old American forward Brandon Bowman (206-84, college: Georgetown). He played last season at Maccabi Kiryat Gat in Israeli Winner League. Bowman managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 17 Winner League games he had very impressive stats: 16.1ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3spg. He also played that season for Spirou Charleroi in Belgian Euromillions League where in 12 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 16.7ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.8apg and 1.5spg. Bowman also played 12 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 12.9ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.2apg and 1.5spg. He also spent pre-season at Al Rayyan (D1) in Qatari league that year.
In 2006 Bowman was drafted by Yakama Sun Kings (CBA) in third round (30th overall).
He attended Georgetown University and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Bowman is quite experienced player. He has played in eleven different countries on five different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia and of course North America). Bowman has played previously professionally also in Bulgaria, Cyprus (Petrolina AEK Larnaca), France, Germany (BBC Bayreuth and SC Rasta Vechta), Italy, Korea (Samsung Thunders and Dongbu Promy), New Zealand (Saints), Puerto Rico (Manati), Serbia (Crvena Zvezda) and Turkey.
He could be described: A very versatile player who can spend time in either forward slot. Good shooter and quick runner, can score in traffic or create his shot from the dribble. Goes well to the offensive rebounds, has a great leaping ability. Above all, he' s a very good defender on every kind of opponent, with a relentless mentality that makes him a very good player for the European leagues.

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Unieuro Forli tabs Yuval Naimy - by Eurobasket News

Unieuro 2.015 Forli (Serie A2) inked 32-year old Israeli ex-international point guard Yuval Naimy (188-83kg-85) from Givova Scafati Basket. In 29 Serie A2 games in Italy he averaged impressive 15.7ppg, 3.0rpg, 7.5apg (leader !!!) and 1.2spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Naimy played at Ironi Nes Ziona (Winner League) in Israel where in 32 games he had 13.5ppg, 2.4rpg and 5.7apg (top 5). A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention, All-Star Game and to the All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout.
Among other achievements his team was regular season runner-up in Israeli Premier League for two years in a row (2009 and 2010). Naimy received also Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2008.
He was also a member of Israeli international program for some years. Naimy played for Israeli Senior National Team between 2009 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team in 2005.
He represented Israel at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 five years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 2.0ppg.
Naimy has played previously professionally in Russia (Zenit) and Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv, Hapoel Jerusalem, Bnei Hasharon, B.C. Habikaa and Ironi Ashkelon).
His game is described as: High level point guard with great understanding of the game. High Basketball IQ and very good decision making skills. Excellent shooter. Defensively he is not up to par yet and needs to improve in order to stay or move up a level.

Unieuro 2.015 Forli roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Yuval Naimy
Davide Bonacini
Matteo Fallucca

Forward:
Giovanni Severini

Centers:
Dane Diliegro
Quirino De_Laurentiis

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Unieuro Forli tabs Yuval Naimy - by Eurobasket News

Unieuro 2.015 Forli (Serie A2) inked 32-year old Israeli ex-international point guard Yuval Naimy (188-83kg-85) from Givova Scafati Basket. In 29 Serie A2 games in Italy he averaged impressive 15.7ppg, 3.0rpg, 7.5apg (leader !!!) and 1.2spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Naimy played at Ironi Nes Ziona (Winner League) in Israel where in 32 games he had 13.5ppg, 2.4rpg and 5.7apg (top 5). A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention, All-Star Game and to the All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout.
Among other achievements his team was regular season runner-up in Israeli Premier League for two years in a row (2009 and 2010). Naimy received also Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2008.
He was also a member of Israeli international program for some years. Naimy played for Israeli Senior National Team between 2009 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team in 2005.
He represented Israel at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 five years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 2.0ppg.
Naimy has played previously professionally in Russia (Zenit) and Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv, Hapoel Jerusalem, Bnei Hasharon, B.C. Habikaa and Ironi Ashkelon).
His game is described as: High level point guard with great understanding of the game. High Basketball IQ and very good decision making skills. Excellent shooter. Defensively he is not up to par yet and needs to improve in order to stay or move up a level.

Unieuro 2.015 Forli roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Yuval Naimy
Davide Bonacini
Matteo Fallucca

Forward:
Giovanni Severini

Centers:
Dane Diliegro
Quirino De_Laurentiis

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Stefano Poti signs at USE Basket - by Eurobasket News

USE Basket Empoli (Serie B) landed 26-year old swingman Stefano Poti (192-91) from NTS Basket Rimini Crabs. In 9 Serie B games he averaged 7.7ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.4apg last season. Poti also played that season for BPC Virtus TSB Cassino where in 18 Serie B games he had 3.7ppg and 1.4rpg.
He played in the final of Italian Nazionale B Group C Play-Off in 2012.
Poti was a member of Italian U16 National Team between 2005 and 2007.
He has played previously for seven other teams: Taranto, Lucca, Siena Virtus, Mens Sana Mesagne, Monteroni, Martina Franca and Mens Sana Mesagne.
Let's have closer look into Poti's outlook: Started playing inside, and he's working on the transition from the F/C to the G/F spot. Of course, he excels in the shoulders-to-the basket game, while he needs to improve his outside shooting.

USE Basket Empoli roster for 2017-2018:

Stefano Poti
Gianni Terrosi
Daniele Sesoldi
Filippo Giannini
Marco Giancarli
Alessandro Antonini
Lorenzo Raffaelli

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Enel Brindisi are considering to add Milenko Tepic to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Enel Basket Brindisi (Serie A) is close to sign 30-year old Serbian ex-international guard Milenko Tepic (202-97kg-87, agency: BeoBasket) who played last time at Betaland Capo d'Orlando from In 27 Serie A games in Italy he had 8.6ppg, 5.5rpg, 3.0apg and 1.1spg last season. A very impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Tepic played at PAOK Thessaloniki in Greek A1 where in 29 games he recorded 9.2ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.9apg. He helped them to make it to the Greek Cup Semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Greek A1 League All-Bosmans Team. Tepic also played 16 games in Eurocup where he averaged 7.9ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.8apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Tepic won Serbian League championship title in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2014.
He was also a member of Serbian international program for some years. Tepic played for Serbian Senior National Team between 2007 and 2014 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2007.
He represented Serbia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 five years ago. His stats at that event were 10 games: 7.7ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 51.1%, 3PT: 45.5%, FT: 66.7%.
Tepic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Spain (Sevilla), Greece (Panathinaikos) and Serbia (Partizan and Vojvodina Srbijagas).
Tepic could be described: Not the usual Yugo forward, because he almost doesn' t shoot from behind the arch; has great 1-on-1 offensive skills which allow him to create his own shot from the middle or to go inside after beating his opponent with a fake; great passer, terrible in fast breaks, smart in defense;
Another old time classic, a basketball player from a land which produce them more than any other European country; Milenko is an excellent point guard who can become a shooting guard too. Tepic is an excellent playmaker. He's great on the fast break and runs the floor well. Defensively, he plays the passing lanes well. He is a good athlete with good size. He can become an NBA material with some adding such us power, in his repertoire
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Senigallia inks Marco Giacomini - by Eurobasket News

Pallacanestro Senigallia (Serie B) signed 23-year old guard Marco Giacomini (180-94). He has played for the last four seasons at Pisaurum 2000 Bk Club Pesaro in the Serie C Silver.

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Dowdell comes back to Enisey, ex MIA-RO Cantu - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarsk (VTB) inked 33-year old American point guard Zabian Dowdell (191-88kg-84, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). It is actually his comeback to Krasnoyarsk as he has played here before. Dowdell played most recently at MIA-RO Cantu in Italian Serie A. In 20 games he recorded 13.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.4apg (top 5) and 1.2spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Dowdell played at Zenit where in 18 Eurocup games he averaged 11.2ppg, 3.4rpg, 5.0apg and 1.4spg. He also played 38 games in VTB United League where he had 11.7ppg, 3.4rpg, 5.7apg and 1.4spg. Dowdell helped them to make it to the semifinals.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Dowdell won French ProA championship title in 2008.
He is a very experienced player. Dowdell has played also professionally in Belgium (Spirou Charleroi), Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Spain (Unicaja Malaga and Gran Canaria), Turkey (Anadolu Efes), NBA (Phoenix Suns), France (Sluc Nancy) and NBA G League (Oklahoma City Blue).
He attended Virginia Tech until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Dowdell's game is described as: The typical combo guard with playmaking skills ... Has good range as a shooter, but can easily score in penetration ... Sees the court well and does a good job of distributing the ball ... Not afraid to go inside to garb rebounds, defends well and has leadership.

Enisey Krasnoyarsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasili Zavoruev
Zabian Dowdell
Sergey Mitusov

Forward:
Aleksandr Pavlov

Centers:
Suleiman Braimoh
Igor Kanygin

Coach: Oleg Okulov

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Hyeres-Toulon tabs Jordan Tolbert, ex Novipiu Casale - by Eurobasket News

Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket (ProA) inked 25-year old American forward Jordan Tolbert (201-109kg-92, college: SMU). He played most recently at Novipiu Casale in Italian Serie A2. In 34 games he recorded 10.4ppg and 7.6rpg last season.
Tolbert has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
His team was Runner-Up of AAC Regular Season 2016.
Tolbert graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Timothe Vergiat
Luka Asceric
Theo Bouteille

Forwards:
Raymond Cowels_III
Vafessa Fofana
Jordan Tolbert

Centers:
Ferdinand Prenom
Emryss Mormin

Coach: Emmanuel Schmitt

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Matteo Ferrara is a newcomer at Mantova - by Eurobasket News

Stings Mantova (Serie A2) strengthened their roster with addition of 20-year old power forward Matteo Ferrara (97). He has played for the last two years at Virtus Padova in the Serie B. In 30 games he recorded 3.6ppg and 2.9rpg last season.
Ferrara was selected to U20 National Team in 2017.
He has played previously for Padova Broetto.

Stings Mantova roster for 2017-2018:

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

Coach: Davide Lamma

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Scafati signs Brandon Sherrod - by Eurobasket News

Givova Scafati Basket (Serie A2) signed 25-year old American power forward Brandon Sherrod (198-109kg-92, college: Yale) from Mec-Energy Roseto. In 34 Serie A2 games in Italy he had 12.8ppg, 8.2rpg and 1.4apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Sherrod won Ivy League championship title in 2016. He was also voted All-Ivy League 1st Team in 2016 at his college time.
Sherrod graduated from Yale University in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

Givova Scafati Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gabriele Spizzichini
Marco Santiangeli
Gabriele Romeo
Emanuele Trapani

Forwards:
Marco Ammannato
Alex Ranuzzi
Nicholas Crow
Brandon Sherrod

Centers:
Vincenzo Pipitone
Andrea Antonaci

Coach: Giovanni Perdichizzi

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Marco Cucco is a newcomer at Salerno - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Virtus Arechi Salerno strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old guard Marco Cucco (188-94, agency: Players Group) from Ambrosia Lions Bisceglie. In 34 Serie B games he recorded 11.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.5apg and 1.2spg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season Cucco played at Scafati Cesarano where in 25 Serie B games he averaged 8.5ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.2apg.
Cucco represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) three years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 1.1ppg.
Cucco has played previously for five other teams: Juvecaserta, Siena Virtus, Matera, Agropoli and Cantini Lorano.

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David Paunovic signs at Costa d'Orlando - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Costa d'Orlando landed 22-year old naturalized Serbian power forward David Paunovic (198-95) from Basket Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto. In 35 Serie B games he averaged 4.7ppg and 3.0rpg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season Paunovic played at Mortara Battaglia where in 29 Serie B games he had 7.5ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.3apg.
Paunovic has played previously for three other teams: UBC, GSA Amici Pallacanestro Udine and Orzinuovi GaGa.

Costa d'Orlando roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andrea Sorrentino
Luca Munastra

Forward:
David Paunovic

Center:
Giuseppe Caronna

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Bini re-signs at Pescara - by Eurobasket News

Amatori Pescara (Serie B) confirmed in their roster 23-year old power forward Matteo Bini (200-94). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 36 Serie B games he had 6.6ppg and 2.5rpg last season.
Bini helped his team to make it to the Serie B Group D Final in 2016.
He has played previously for Chieti.

Amatori Pescara roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Luca Bedetti
Ennio Leonzio
Michele Caverni

Forward:
Mathias Drigo

Center:
Matteo Bini

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Roseto adds Lusvarghi to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Mec-Energy Roseto (Serie A2) added to their roster 20-year old power forward Marco Lusvarghi (199-97) from Mantova. But in three Serie A2 games he recorded just 0.3ppg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Lusvarghi played at Castelfranco (Serie C).
He was a member of Italian U17 National Team in 2014.
Lusvarghi has played previously for Virtus Bologna.

Mec-Energy Roseto roster for 2017-2018:

Riccardo Casagrande
Marco Contento
Marco Lusvarghi
Ion Lupusor
Giorgio Di Bonaventura
Federico Zampini

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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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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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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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Imola signs Jeremiah Wilson, ex Hermosillo - by Eurobasket News

Andrea Costa Imola (Serie A2) signed 29-year old American power forward Jeremiah Wilson (205-100kg-88, college: Tarleton State). He played this summer at Rayos de Hermosillo in Mexican CIBACOPA. In 24 games he had 13.7ppg, 9.2rpg (#5 in the league) and 1.4apg. Wilson helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. A very impressive season as he was named to Latinbasket.com All-Mexican CIBACOPA Honorable Mention. The last season he played at MKS Dabrowa Gornicza in Polish TBL where in 34 games he recorded 10.8ppg and 5.8rpg.
Wilson won Australian SBL championship title in 2012.
He is quite experienced player. Wilson has played in eight different countries on four different continents (Europe, Latin America, Australia and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Argentina (Atenas and 9 de Julio), Chile (U.Espanola), Greece (Apollon Patras), Israel (Galil Gilboa), Portugal (Benfica), Turkey (Denizli Basket), Czech Republic (NH Ostrava) and Australia (Cougars).
Wilson attended Tarleton State until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

Andrea Costa Imola roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giovanni Gasparin
Davide Toffali
Lorenzo Penna

Forwards:
Jeremiah Wilson
Davide Alviti
Tommaso Rossi

Centers:
Michele Maggioli
Alessandro Simioni

Coach: Demis Cavina

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Valmontone welcomes back Scodavolpe - by Eurobasket News

Air Fire Valmontone (Serie B) landed experienced 34-year old swingman Dario Scodavolpe (193-83). It is actually his comeback to Valmontone as he has played here before. Scodavolpe played most recently at Pirates Accademia Basket Sestu, the newcomer in Serie B. In 15 Serie C Gold games he averaged 10.3ppg, 2.5rpg and 3.0apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Scodavolpe played at Air Fire Valmontone where in 25 Serie B games he had very impressive stats: 18.6ppg, 3.4rpg and 3.0apg.
Scodavolpe has spent his entire career in Italy playing for eight other teams: Pavia Basket, Firenze Enic, Latina Basket, Riva del Garda, Rovereto, Ostuni, Tadino and Rieti.
Scodavolpe is described as: A physically strong swingman, who defends hard and can score.

Air Fire Valmontone roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Dario Scodavolpe

Forward:
Giotto Mathlouti

Centers:
Luca Bisconti
Innocenzo Ferraro

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Patani re-signs at Isernia - by Eurobasket News

Il Globo Basket Isernia (Serie B) confirmed in their roster 21-year old Albanian international power forward Klaudio Patani (197-102kg-96). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 32 Serie B games he had 10.1ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.3spg last season.
Patani was named to Albanian National Team in 2017. He was called to Albanian Senior National Team this year.
Patani has played previously for another Italian team Val di Ceppo.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Isernia welcomes back Smorra - by Eurobasket News

Il Globo Basket Isernia (Serie B) inked 29-year old guard Ferdinando Smorra (184-88). It is actually his comeback to Isernia as he has played here before. Smorra played most recently at Dynamic Venafro in the Serie B. In 14 games he averaged 9.6ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.4apg last season.
Smorra has played previously for Airola.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Verona tabs Omar Dieng - by Eurobasket News

Tezenis Verona (Serie A2) inked Italian forward Omar Dieng (204). He played most recently at the junior team of FC Barcelona in Spanish Liga Endesa.
The previous (15-16) season Dieng was tested by Armani Milano (Serie A).
He represented Italy at the European Championships U16 in Radom (Poland) last year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 7.7ppg, 4.1rpg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 26.9%, FT: 81.8%.

Tezenis Verona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Matteo Palermo
Phil Greene_IV
Jamal Jones

Forwards:
Marco Maganza
Mattia Udom
Omar Dieng

Center:
Curtis Nwohuocha

Coach: Luca Dalmonte

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Corato lands Benas Bagdonavicius, ex Nafta-Uni. - by Eurobasket News

Pasta Granoro Corato (Nazionale C) landed 26-year old Lithuanian forward Benas Bagdonavicius (203-102kg-91). He played most recently at Nafta-Uni-Akvaservis Klaipeda in Lithuanian NKL league. In 47 games he averaged 8.6ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.3apg last season. Bagdonavicius helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. He also spent pre-season at RW Cuxhaven (Regionalliga) in German league that year.
Bagdonavicius was a member of Lithuanian U16 National Team two years ago.
He has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Lithuania for Lietkabelis Delikatesas Pakruojis Oranzinis kamuolys Panevezio Suduva-Mantinga Lietkabelis Panevezys 2nd team.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jo Kurino-Dews signs at Toyotsu Fighting Eagles Nagoya - by Eurobasket News

Toyotsu Fighting Eagles Nagoya (B League D2) landed experienced 37-year old naturalized American forward Jo Kurino-Dews (195-98kg-80, college: Mount Olive) from Shimane Susanoo Magic. In 57 B League D2 games he averaged just 2.4ppg and 2.9rpg last season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season Kurino-Dews played at Dragonflies (NBL). But in 51 games he had only 1.6ppg and 1.8rpg.
He has spent his entire career in Japan playing for five other teams: Diamond Dolphins, San en NeoPhoenix, Orange Vikings, Levanga Hokkaido Sapporo and Kumamoto Vorters.
Kurino-Dews is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Toyotsu Fighting Eagles Nagoya.
Kurino-Dews attended Mount Olive College until 2002 and it will be his 16th (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A gritty forward that loves to score off the drive, rebound, defend, and shoot the midrange jumper. Has an extraordinary knack for being around the ball and rebounding despite being 6'5'. Poses match-up problems against smaller opponents and have enough strength to post-up against bigger opponents using his quickness while facing the basket. Game is maturing as he is learning the nuances of the game. Have become a good passer and ball handler, and is smart enough to get his teammates involved effectively.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Seiya Ando agreed terms with Toyota Alvark - by Eurobasket News

Toyota Alvark Tokyo (B League) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old guard Seiya Ando (184-92) from Akita Northern Happinets. In 62 B League games he recorded 10.6ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.0apg and 1.0spg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Japanese B League All-Star Game.
Among other achievements Ando won NBL Canada Atlantic Division championship title in 2015. He received also Asia-Basket.com All-Asian U18 Championships 2nd Team award back in 2010.
Ando was a member of Japanese U18 National Team in 2010.
He has played previously professionally in Philippines (Meralco Bolts) and Canada (Halifax_Rainmen).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  KAZAKHSTAN  


Ike Joseph Udanoh (ex Hyeres-Toulon) signs at Astana - by Eurobasket News

BK Astana (National League) landed 28-year old American (has also Nigerian passport) power forward Ike Joseph Udanoh (203-107kg-89, college: Wayne St., MI, agency: Octagon Europe). He played most recently at Hyeres-Toulon in French ProA. In 29 games he averaged 5.6ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.2apg and 1.0spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Udanoh played at Mantova in Italian Serie A where in four games he had 12.5ppg, 10.5rpg, 1.0apg, 1.8spg and 1.5bpg. He also played that season for Kleb Basket Ferrara (Serie A) in Italy. In 6 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.2ppg, 11.8rpg, 1.2apg and 1.7spg. The other team Udanoh played that season for was Loimaan Korikonkarit in Finnish Korisliiga. In 17 games he got 12.7ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.2spg. He also played 20 games in VTB United League where he got 9.9ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.0apg.
Among other achievements Udanoh's team was regular season runner-up in Finnish League in 2014. He received also All-GLIAC 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
Udanoh is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Udanoh has played previously professionally in Austria (Raiffeisen Flyers Wels), Qatar (Al Ahli), Uruguay (Larre Borges) and Finland (Tapiolan Honka).
He attended Wayne State University, MI until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Udanoh's game is described as: A very energetic front court player, with an ideal body to play a physical, tough game. He's very effective at the defensive side and can spend time in both center and PF positions as well, taking advantage from his quickness at the 5 and from his power at the 4.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @OctagonBballEU)

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  KOSOVO  


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.



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  LITHUANIA  


Corato lands Benas Bagdonavicius, ex Nafta-Uni. - by Eurobasket News

Pasta Granoro Corato (Nazionale C) landed 26-year old Lithuanian forward Benas Bagdonavicius (203-102kg-91). He played most recently at Nafta-Uni-Akvaservis Klaipeda in Lithuanian NKL league. In 47 games he averaged 8.6ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.3apg last season. Bagdonavicius helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. He also spent pre-season at RW Cuxhaven (Regionalliga) in German league that year.
Bagdonavicius was a member of Lithuanian U16 National Team two years ago.
He has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Lithuania for Lietkabelis Delikatesas Pakruojis Oranzinis kamuolys Panevezio Suduva-Mantinga Lietkabelis Panevezys 2nd team.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Castello inks Tautvydas Sabonis - by Eurobasket News

TAU Castello (LEB Gold) signed 25-year old naturalized Lithuanian forward Tautvydas Sabonis (203-92kg-92) from Leyma Basquet Coruna. In 39 LEB Gold games he had 4.6ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.1apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Sabonis played at Palma where in 28 LEB Gold games he recorded 6.3ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.3apg.
He played in the final of Spanish LEB Silver Play-Off in 2013.
Sabonis represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 6 games: 0.5ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.0apg.
Sabonis has played previously for three other teams: Unicaja Malaga, Unicaja B Malaga and Clinicas Rincon.

TAU Castello roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alfredo Ott
Joan Faner

Forwards:
Tautvydas Sabonis
Juan Garcia
Charles Nkaloulou

Center:
Eduard Gatell

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Delininkaitis comes back to Neptunas - by Eurobasket News

Neptunas Klaipeda (LKL) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 35-year old former international guard Tomas Delininkaitis (190-80kg-82). It is actually his comeback to Klaipeda as he has played here before. Delininkaitis played most recently at Vytautas (LKL). He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 37 LKL games he was third best scorer with 13.8ppg and had 1.6rpg, 3.4apg and 1.4spg. Delininkaitis helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team. Delininkaitis also played 9 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 14.7ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.4apg and 1.0spg. And finally he contributed to 7 games in Baltic League where he averaged impressive 15.9ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.9apg and 2.0spg. Delininkaitis contributed to his team winning the Baltic League championship (twice).
The previous (15-16) season he played at Cretan Kings in Greek A1. In 15 games he got 9.3ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.1apg.
Delininkaitis was also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. He played for Lithuanian Senior National Team between 2005 and 2013 and previously for U20 National Team in 2002.
Delininkaitis also represented Lithuania at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 8 games: 4.3ppg, 1.1rpg.
Delininkaitis is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Latvia (VEF Riga), Spain (UCAM Murcia), Turkey (Konyaspor), Ukraine (Budivelnyk, Azovmash and Cherkasy), Lithuania (Zalgiris and Lietuvos rytas) and Greece (PAOK Thessaloniki and AEK Athens).
Delininkaitis is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Neptunas.
The scouts decsribe him following way: More a combo guard than a true playmaker, he can play with great energy, and loves the up-tempo game. Offensively, he can complete athletic drives to the basket or shoot from the distance with good percetages, even if he needs to improve the shooting selection. The defensive skills are also suspect, let's say he needs to improve them yet.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Imola signs Jeremiah Wilson, ex Hermosillo - by Eurobasket News

Andrea Costa Imola (Serie A2) signed 29-year old American power forward Jeremiah Wilson (205-100kg-88, college: Tarleton State). He played this summer at Rayos de Hermosillo in Mexican CIBACOPA. In 24 games he had 13.7ppg, 9.2rpg (#5 in the league) and 1.4apg. Wilson helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. A very impressive season as he was named to Latinbasket.com All-Mexican CIBACOPA Honorable Mention. The last season he played at MKS Dabrowa Gornicza in Polish TBL where in 34 games he recorded 10.8ppg and 5.8rpg.
Wilson won Australian SBL championship title in 2012.
He is quite experienced player. Wilson has played in eight different countries on four different continents (Europe, Latin America, Australia and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Argentina (Atenas and 9 de Julio), Chile (U.Espanola), Greece (Apollon Patras), Israel (Galil Gilboa), Portugal (Benfica), Turkey (Denizli Basket), Czech Republic (NH Ostrava) and Australia (Cougars).
Wilson attended Tarleton State until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

Andrea Costa Imola roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giovanni Gasparin
Davide Toffali
Lorenzo Penna

Forwards:
Jeremiah Wilson
Davide Alviti
Tommaso Rossi

Centers:
Michele Maggioli
Alessandro Simioni

Coach: Demis Cavina

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  MONTENEGRO  


Transfer market: Latest updates on Montenegrin players and coaches - by Darko Pekic

The season is still not close to start but many Montenegrin coaches and players are active on the market. Below is the list of latest signings.

Coach Dragan Radovic moved from Bashkimi to Lovcen. Its his comeback home after 3 years.

Slavko Vranes (230-C-83) joined Metalac, his former club.

Slobodan Miljanic (201-F-90, college: Lynn, agency: AproK Sports Group) returned to Olympic Friburg in Switzerland.

Eurobasket.com will keep updating you on news from Montenegrin market. The news are expected to come soon as two Montenegrin clubs (Lovcen and Teodo) have already announced that they would play in ABA 2 next season.



Shepherd's pro career starts at Mornar Bar - by Eurobasket News

KK Mornar Basket Bar (Erste Liga) tabbed American forward Karviar Shepherd (211-104kg). He just graduated from Texas Christian University (NCAA). Shepherd has played there for the last four years. In 37 games he averaged 4.5ppg and 2.4rpg last season. Shepherd helped them to win the league title (twice) and league title (also twice).
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

KK Mornar Basket Bar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Boris Bakic
Nemanja Vranjes
Brandis Raley-Ross
Marko Mugosa
Derek Needham

Forwards:
Marko Calic
Strahinja Micovic
Karviar Shepherd

Centers:
Uros Lukovic
Radoje Vujosevic
Vukota Pavic

Coach: Mihailo Pavicevic

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DjordjeMatic)

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BC Timisoara keeps Komatina for another season - by Eurobasket News

BC Timisoara (Liga Nationala) re-signed 33-year old Montenegrin power forward Milos Komatina (206-104kg-84). He played there last season. In 32 Liga Nationala games he averaged 12.4ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.6apg and 1.5spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Komatina played at Igokea in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I where in 15 games he had 8.4ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.5apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Komatina also played 24 games in ABA League where he recorded 11.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.2apg and 1.1spg.
Komatina is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bulgaria (Cherno More), Serbia (Zdravlje and Tamis), FYR Macedonia (Rabotnicki), Montenegro (Buducnost, Mogren, KK ABS Primorje 1945 Herceg Novi and Ulcinj) and Bosnia (Mladost).
Let's have closer look into Komatina's outlook: Milos Komatina is a player with high basketball IQ which helps him to overcome his lack of athleticism. His natural position is power forward but very often is used as center. Uses his body very well in a low post and successfuly plays against bigger oponents. He's able to shoot hooks over either shoulder, face up and shoot a jumper. Milos's court vision and passing ability is on good level. Defensively he is strong enough to defend on the block, and although not great foot work he's quick enough laterally to defend more perimeter-oriented four men and help on pick-and-rolls.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bob Rager retiring after long career as Point Park men's basketball coach - by Eurobasket News

Point Park University men's basketball head coach Bob Rager has announced his retirement after a long career coaching the Pioneers. Rager was the head coach of Point Park men's basketball for 27 seasons from 1989 to 2016. This past season, the Pioneers were led by interim head coach Gabe Bubon, a long-time assistant coach for Rager. Rager retires with the most wins ever for a college basketball coach at four-year schools in the City of Pittsburgh. He compiled a career record of 381-365 (.510) at Point Park, which is more wins than the next-highest names on the list of Dr. H.C. "Doc" Carlson (367) and Jamie Dixon (328) of Pitt, Charles "Chick" Davies (314) of Duquesne and his Point Park predecessor, Jerry Conboy (304). Rager is also the all-time wins leader at Point Park having passed Conboy during the 2010-11 season for that honor. Rager was hired for the 1989-90 season as his first year as Pioneers' head coach. He replaced Conboy, who was the head coach for the previous 20 seasons from 1969-89 and amassed a record of 305-241. Rager was a player for Conboy at Point Park from 1970-74 and earned NAIA All-American status. "We thank Bob Rager for his many years coaching Point Park men's basketball," said Pioneers Director of Athletics Dan Swalga. "He led the Pioneers to some great seasons during his long tenure and three NAIA national tournament appearances. That brought a lot of attention to the school, the basketball program and the athletic department. We wish him well in his retirement." In all, Rager spent 34 years at Point Park as a head coach, assistant coach and player. He served for three years as an assistant on Conboy's staff. He also served as Point Park's athletic director at one point during his tenure. Rager led Point Park men's basketball to three of its five all-time appearances in the NAIA national tournament. The highlight was the Pioneers' most successful season ever with a trip to the NAIA Division I Final Four in 1996-97. Point Park also made NAIA national tournament appearances under Rager in 2000-01 and 2006-07. Point Park's 2006-07 team had a final record of 29-2, which is the team record for most wins and winning percentage in a season. The Pioneers climbed up to the highest national ranking in program history that year gaining a No. 3 NAIA rating and one of the top seeds in the NAIA national tournament. Rager posted three 20-win seasons with Point Park, and each of those resulted in an NAIA national tournament appearance. In addition to the Final Four team of 1996-97 that went 23-8 and the 2006-07 team that was 29-2, the Pioneers reached the NAIA Division II Sweet 16 in 2000-01 and had a final record of 21-12. Rager's Point Park teams made the conference postseason tournament 23 of his 27 years. That included conference tournament championships three times. His final two seasons at the helm had the Pioneers reach the KIAC Tournament finals in 2014-15 and the KIAC Tournament semifinals in 2015-16. Point Park teams were well-known to be high scoring under Rager. The Pioneers led the country in scoring in four different seasons during Rager's time, which were 2005-06 (89.94 ppg), 2006-07 (92.94 ppg), 2011-12 (88.56 ppg) and 2012-13 (93.24 ppg). The 2012-13 team set the school record for scoring average in a season surpassing the prolific 29-2 team of 2006-07. The Pioneers averaged 91.86 ppg in 2015-16 to rank third in the NAIA, Rager's final season. During his playing days at Point Park from 1970-74, Rager was the Pioneers' first-ever NAIA All-American. The 1972-73 season was a highlight when he was voted the "Small College Player of the Year" by Pittsburgh sports writers. Rager still ranks 16th on Point Park's all-time scoring list with 1,071 career points. He ranks eighth in school history with 367 career assists. His career averages were 12.6 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game and 43-percent field goals.
Courtesy of: pointparksports.com



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Allen's pro career starts at Brooklyn Nets - by Eurobasket News

Brooklyn Nets landed 19-year old forward Jarrett Allen (211-107kg-98). He just graduated from Texas (NCAA). In 33 games he averaged 13.4ppg, 8.4rpg and 1.5bpg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to All-Big 12 3rd Team.
This summer Allen was drafted by the Nets in first round (22nd overall). He just graduated from Texas and it is his first season in pro basketball.
Allen represented USA at the FIBA Americas Championships U18 in Valdivia (Chile) last year. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 5 games: 10.6ppg, Reb-4 (9.0rpg), 1.4apg, 1.2spg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 46.7%, FT: 44.0%.

Brooklyn Nets roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Milton Doyle
Jeremy Senglin

Forwards:
Jacob Wiley
Jarrett Allen

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Haslem re-signs at Miami Heat - by Eurobasket News

Miami Heat confirmed in their roster experienced 37-year old forward Udonis Haslem (203-107kg-80, college: Florida). He has played there for the last fourteen seasons. But in 16 NBA games he recorded just 1.9ppg and 2.3rpg last season.
Haslem has never been drafted by the NBA. But in 2002 Sioux Falls Skyforce selected him in fourth round (30th overall) in the CBA draft.
The former University of Florida staris in his 16th (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Haslem won NBA Southeast Division championship title in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016.
He has played previously professionally in France (Chalon/Saor) and Poland (Slask).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Miami Heat.
On Haslem: A wide body with good post moves and a soft touch. Hard worker. Likes dunks.

Miami Heat roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dion Waiters
Zak Irvin

Forwards:
Udonis Haslem
James Johnson
Kelly Olynyk
Sebastian Saiz
Bam Adebayo

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Williams re-signs at the Rockets - by Eurobasket News

Houston Rockets (NBA) confirmed in their roster 23-year old small forward Troy Williams (201-93kg-94, college: Indiana). He played there last season. In 11 NBA games he had 5.4ppg and 2.8rpg. Williams helped them to make it to the conference semifinals. He also played that season for another team Rio Grande Valley Vipers where in 11 games he recorded very impressive stats: 20.1ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.4apg and 1.0spg. Williams contributed to his team making it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Williams' team won Big Ten Regular Season in 2016. He was also voted All-Big Ten 3rd Team in 2016 at his college time.
Williams has played previously for two other NBA teams: Memphis Grizzlies and Iowa Energy.
He attended Indiana University until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

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
Troy Williams
Cameron Oliver

Centers:
Nene Hilario
Qi Zhou

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @BBallInsiders)

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Guerschon Yabusele signs at the Celtics - by Eurobasket News

Boston Celtics landed 22-year old French power forward Guerschon Yabusele (201-95). He played most recently at Maine Red Claws. In 7 NBA G League games he averaged 14.4ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.7apg last season. Yabusele also played that season for Sharks in Chinese CBA where in 43 games he had very impressive stats: 20.9ppg, 9.4rpg, 2.0apg, 1.3spg and 1.0bpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Honorable Mention.
Last year Yabusele was drafted by the Celtics in first round (16th overall). He won D-League Atlantic Division championship title.
Yabusele represented France at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 9 games: 9.2ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.0spg, Blocks-5 (1.3bpg), FGP: 45.6%, 3PT: 23.5%, FT: 63.3%.
Yabusele has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Yabusele has played previously professionally in Chorale de Roanne and SPO Rouen.

Boston Celtics roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Shane Larkin
Kadeem Allen

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

Center:
Aron Baynes

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Johnson is back at the Thunder - by Eurobasket News

Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA) signed 22-year old power forward Dakari Johnson (213-107kg-95, college: Kentucky). It is actually his comeback to the Thunder as he has played here before. Johnson has played for the last two seasons at Oklahoma City Blue. In 55 NBA G League games he had very impressive stats: 19.2ppg, 8.1rpg, 2.1apg and 1.2bpg last season.
He won D-League Southwest Division championship title. Johnson was selected to D-League All-Star Game in 2017.
The previous (15-16) season Johnson was tested by the Thunder.
Two years ago he was drafted by the Thunder in second round (48th overall). Johnson attended University of Kentucky until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
He represented USA at the World Championships U17 in Kaunas (Lithuania) five years ago. Johnson's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 4 games: 5.0ppg, 4.3rpg.

Oklahoma City Thunder roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Raymond Felton
Paul George

Forwards:
Nick Collison
Patrick Patterson
Andre Roberson
Rashawn Thomas

Center:
Dakari Johnson

By Eurobasket Data Center

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The Mavericks let Brussino go - by Eurobasket News

Dallas Mavericks (NBA) cut 24-year old Argentinian international swingman Nicolas Brussino (202-93). Brussino played there last season. In 50 NBA games he averaged 3.0ppg and 1.9rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Penarol in Argentinian LigaA where in 59 games he had 14.6ppg, 5.5rpg, 3.1apg and 1.5spg. Brussino helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA 2nd Team.
Brussino has never been drafted by the NBA.
Among other achievements his team won Argentinian LigaA Regular Season for two years in a row (2013 and 2014).
Brussino also represented Argentina at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 2 games: 2.0ppg, 2.0rpg.
Brussino has played previously for two other Argentinian teams: Regatas Corrientes and San Martin Marcos Juarez.

Dallas Mavericks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dwight Buycks
Yogi Ferrell

Forwards:
Maximilian Kleber
Johnathan Motley

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Yannis Morin (ex Chalons-Reims) agreed terms with the Thunder - by Eurobasket News

Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old French power forward Yannis Morin (208-101kg-93). He was about to sign at Chalons-Reims in French ProA. The last season Morin played at STB Le Havre (ProB) in French league where in 37 games he recorded 6.8ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.7apg, 1.0spg and 1.8bpg. Great season indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Defensive Player of the Year.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
Morin's team made it to the U21 Championships (Trophee du Futur) Semifinals in 2013.
He represented France at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 9.3ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.6apg, 1.9spg, 1.3bpg, FGP: 58.1%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 42.9%.
Morin has played previously professionally also in Italy and France (Cholet Basket, CFBB and Denain Voltaire).

Oklahoma City Thunder roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Raymond Felton
Paul George

Forwards:
Nick Collison
Patrick Patterson
Andre Roberson
Rashawn Thomas

Centers:
Yannis Morin
Dakari Johnson

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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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The Spurs add Costello to their roster - by Eurobasket News

San Antonio Spurs (NBA) added to their roster 24-year old forward Matt Costello (206-109kg-93, college: Michigan State). He played last season at Iowa Energy. In 23 NBA G League games he had 9.6ppg, 10.2rpg, 1.8apg and 1.6bpg. Costello also spent pre-season at the Grizzlies that year. He was also tried-out by the Hawks.
Costello has never been drafted by the NBA.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his college team won Big Ten Tournament in 2014 and 2016. Costello was also voted NABC All-District 7 2nd Team in 2016.
He graduated from Michigan State in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.
On Costello: Long, tough post player • Strong rebounder that loves to attack the glass • Uses his intelligence and basketball IQ to his advantage • Has good timing that equates to a proficiency at blocking shots.

San Antonio Spurs roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Manu Ginobili
Patrick Mills
Brandon Paul

Forwards:
Rudy Gay
Joffrey Lauvergne
Jaron Blossomgame
Matt Costello

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Damien Wilkins making comeback, agrees to one-year deal with Pacers - by Eurobasket News

As they try to rebuild their roster following the Paul George trade, the Indiana Pacers have turned to veteran free agents, agreeing to deals with Darren Collison and Bojan Bogdanovic. Now they are adding yet another vet, reportedly agreeing to a one-year deal with Damien Wilkins (6'6''-G-80, college: Georgia). Wilkins, 37, hasn't played in the NBA since 2012-13 with the Philadelphia 76ers (none of Wilkins' teammates from that season are still with the Sixers). He since has played in China, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and -- most recently -- the Greensboro Swarm of the G-League.
Courtesy of: cbssports.com



The Celtics tab Shane Larkin - by Eurobasket News

Boston Celtics inked 25-year old point guard Shane Larkin (180-80kg-92, college: Miami, FL). He was about to sign at FC Barcelona in Spanish Liga Endesa. The last season Larkin played at Baskonia (also in Liga Endesa) where in 37 games he averaged 14.1ppg, 3.1rpg, 4.9apg (top 5) and 1.4spg (in top 5). He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Import Player of the Year, selected to All-Imports Team and selected to 2nd Team. Larkin also played 33 games in Euroleague where he had 13.1ppg, 2.7rpg, 5.7apg and 1.3spg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
In 2013 Larkin was drafted by Atlanta Hawks in first round (18th overall). The former University of Miami, Florida standoutis in his fifth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Larkin's college team won ACC Tournament in 2013. He received also HS 6A Player of the Year runner up award back in 2010 and 2011.
Larkin has played previously for four other NBA teams: Dallas Mavericks, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks and Texas Legends.

Boston Celtics roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Shane Larkin
Kadeem Allen

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

Center:
Aron Baynes

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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Detroit Pistons sign rookie Derek Willis - by Eurobasket News

Detroit Pistons inked 22-year old forward Derek Willis (206-93kg-95). He just graduated from Kentucky (NCAA). Willis has played there for the last four years. In 37 games he recorded 6.9ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.1bpg last season. Willis helped them to win SEC Tournament and end the regular season at the top position. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Reese's College All-Star Game West Team Perfect Player.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
As mentioned above Willis is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

Detroit Pistons roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Reggie Bullock
Langston Galloway

Forwards:
Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson
Eric Moreland
Derek Willis

Centers:
Anthony Tolliver
Markus Kennedy

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cavaliers In Serious Talks With Derrick Rose - by Eurobasket News

Free agent point guard Derrick Rose (6'3''-G-88, college: Memphis) is engaged in 'serious' discussions with the Cavaliers about a possible one-year deal, sources tell Brian Windhorst and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The Cavs don't have much cap flexibility to sign free agents, given how far their team salary currently is into tax territory. The club also used a little more than half of its $5.192MM mid-level exception to sign draft-and-stash prospect Cedi Osman, so if Rose were to come aboard, it would be for the rest of that MLE or the veteran's minimum. A minimum salary deal would be more advantageous for the Cavs, who face a substantial tax penalty for each additional dollar they spend. A one-year, minimum salary contract for Rose would pay him approximately $2.12MM, but would only count for about $1.47MM for cap purposes for Cleveland. A minimum salary deal would cost about an extra $7MM in tax penalties, based on the Cavs' current team salary. Whether Rose is willing to accept a minimum contract remains to be seen. He's one of the top free agents still available, but the market for his services appears to be dwindling. Rose met with the Clippers earlier this month, but L.A. ultimately opted to sign Milos Teodosic to address the point guard spot. The Bucks seem to have been Rose's most active suitor, having reportedly met with him twice. However, Milwaukee is inching closer to the tax line, limiting the club's ability to make Rose an aggressive offer. Rose, who turns 29 in October, is coming off a season in which he struggled with his outside shot more than ever (.217 3PT%) and wasn't an elite distributor or defender. Still, he continues to display an ability to get to the rim and put the ball in the net, averaging 18.0 PPG in 64 games with the Knicks. The possibility of having him coming off the bench to provide a scoring punch for the Cavs is an intriguing idea. Cleveland has already signed one backup for Kyrie Irving this summer, inking Jose Calderon to a minimum salary contract. While the team doesn't necessarily need more depth at the position, Calderon and Rose possess very different skill-sets, so both could see playing time if Rose signs. The news of the Cavs' discussions with Rose arrives in the wake of Irving suggesting the team is in 'a peculiar place,' and also comes just days after a report indicated that LeBron James is concerned about the club's offseason.
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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



Kazembe Abif (Ex Vechta) moves to FOG Naestved - by Daniel Poerschke

Team FOG Naestved announced the signing of Kazembe Abif (201-F-92, college: Drexel) for next season. Naestved plays in the danish Ligaen and finished in the quarterfinals last season. Abif is an athletic Power Forward/Small Forward, who spend his rookie season with SC Rasta Vechta II in Germany. In 18 games in the 1. Regionalliga he averaged 22.4ppg, 9.1rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg. He was named to the Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga North 1st Team in 2017. Abif also saw action in 3 games for the Vechta BBL team, where he scored a season-high 7 points versus Bayern Muenchen. Naestved Assistant Coach Chris Gillett scouted Abif at the Scorers 1st pro showcase in Las Vegas last week and quickly agreed terms with the former Drexel (NCAA 1) player.


Kazembe Abif moves to FOG Naestved - by Daniel Poerschke

Team FOG Naestved announced the signing od Kazembe Abif for next season. Naestved plays in the danish Ligaen and finished in the quarterfinals last season. Abif is an athletic Power Forward/Small Forward, who spend his rookie season with SC Rasta Vechta in Germany. In 18 games in the 1. Regionalliga he averaged 22.4ppg, 9.1rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg. He was named to the Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga Northe 1st Team in 2017. Abif also saw action in 3 games for the Vechta BBL team, where he scored a season-high 7 points versus Bayern Muenchen. Naestved Assistant Coach Chris Gillett scouted Abif at the Scorers 1st pro showcase in Las Vegas last week and agreed terms with the former Drexel (NCAA 1) player.


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ALS Basket lands P.J. Alawoya - by Eurobasket News

Andrezieux Boutheon Loire Sud Basket (NM1) tabbed 29-year old American (has also Nigerian passport) forward P.J. Alawoya (203-98kg-88, college: McNeese State, agency: Inception Sports). He played most recently at KR Reykjavik in Icelandic Dominos League. In 19 games he averaged impressive 15.8ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.7apg, 1.4spg and 1.0bpg last season. Alawoya helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice).
The previous (15-16) season he played at Rieker in Slovakian SBL where in 44 games he had 13.5ppg, 8.2rpg and 1.6spg. Alawoya contributed to his team making it to the final. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League Defensive Player of the Year, selected to All-Imports Team and selected to 2nd Team. Alawoya also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 10.7ppg, 6.0rpg (#2 in the league), 1.5apg and 1.8spg.
In 2012 (a year after he left the college) Alawoya was drafted by Austin Toros (D-League) in seventh round (111th overall).
The former McNeese State standoutis in his seventh season in pro basketball.
And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Alawoya has played previously professionally in Germany (Saar Pfalz Braves and Cuxhaven BasCats), Japan (Orange Vikings) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs).
He attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on he way to pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @ChetErvin)

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Obi Emegano (ex Polfarmex Kutno) joins Rouen - by Eurobasket News

SPO Rouen Basket (ProB) agreed terms with 24-year old British-Nigerian guard Obi Emegano (190-98kg-93, college: ORU). He played last season at Polfarmex Kutno in Polish PLK league. In 11 games he had 5.2ppg and 1.5rpg. Emegano also played that season for Novipiu Casale in Italian Serie A where in 9 games he recorded 11.4ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.6spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Summit League Tournament Semifinals in 2015. Emegano was also voted NABC All-District 12 1st Team in 2016 at his college time.
Emegano graduated from Oral Roberts University in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

SPO Rouen Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ovidijus Varanauskas
Felix Michel
Obi Emegano
Emmanuel Monceau

Forwards:
Remi Dibo
Carl Ponsar
Earvine Bassoumba

Coach: Alexandre Menard

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Ike Joseph Udanoh (ex Hyeres-Toulon) signs at Astana - by Eurobasket News

BK Astana (National League) landed 28-year old American (has also Nigerian passport) power forward Ike Joseph Udanoh (203-107kg-89, college: Wayne St., MI, agency: Octagon Europe). He played most recently at Hyeres-Toulon in French ProA. In 29 games he averaged 5.6ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.2apg and 1.0spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Udanoh played at Mantova in Italian Serie A where in four games he had 12.5ppg, 10.5rpg, 1.0apg, 1.8spg and 1.5bpg. He also played that season for Kleb Basket Ferrara (Serie A) in Italy. In 6 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.2ppg, 11.8rpg, 1.2apg and 1.7spg. The other team Udanoh played that season for was Loimaan Korikonkarit in Finnish Korisliiga. In 17 games he got 12.7ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.2spg. He also played 20 games in VTB United League where he got 9.9ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.0apg.
Among other achievements Udanoh's team was regular season runner-up in Finnish League in 2014. He received also All-GLIAC 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
Udanoh is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Udanoh has played previously professionally in Austria (Raiffeisen Flyers Wels), Qatar (Al Ahli), Uruguay (Larre Borges) and Finland (Tapiolan Honka).
He attended Wayne State University, MI until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Udanoh's game is described as: A very energetic front court player, with an ideal body to play a physical, tough game. He's very effective at the defensive side and can spend time in both center and PF positions as well, taking advantage from his quickness at the 5 and from his power at the 4.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @OctagonBballEU)

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  PERU  


Lleon Tillman (ex San Jose) agreed terms with Temperley - by Eurobasket News

Club Atletico Temperley (TNA) inked 25-year old American forward Lleon Tillman (198-88kg-92, college: W.Alabama). He played in the summer at San Jose in Peruvian LNB league. The last season Tillman played at Cantbasket in Spanish EBA where in 25 games he recorded 11.5ppg, 8.9rpg, 1.6apg and 1.2spg.
He played in the final of GSC Tournament in 2015.
Tillman has played also professionally in Spain (UCAM Murcia II).
He attended University of West Alabama until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

Club Atletico Temperley roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ignacio Davico
Federico Dayer

Forwards:
Leopoldo Ibanez_Paz
Lleon Tillman

Center:
Sebastian Chaine

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Osos tab Chase Mounce - by Greg

Osos de La Salle (LNB) inked 24-year old American center Chase Mounce (208-107kg-93, college: Tusculum). He just graduated from Tusculum College (NCAA2). Mounce has played there for the last five years. He played 24 games where he averaged 9.8ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1bpg last season.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first full season in pro basketball.
Mounce was selected to All-SAC 2nd Team in 2015.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gilas bounces back - by Eurobasket News

Gilas Pilipinas matched Iraq's physicality, but cost Fil-German Christian Standhardinger (206-F-89, college: Hawaii) an ejection for crossing the line that marred their 84-75 win in the William Jones Cup last night at the Taipei Peace Basketball Gymnasium here. Import Mike Myers (206-F-92, college: Md-E Shore) led Gilas Pilipinas 16 points and 18 rebounds, Kiefer Isaac Ravena (181-G/F-93) added 13 points, Roger Ray Pogoy (189-SG-92) had 12 points and Carl Bryan Cruz contributed 10 points apiece to bounce back from Wednesday's 83-72 loss to South Korea. Gilas improved to 4-2, forging a tie for third with the South Koreans, who earlier in the day absorbed a 98-72 defeat to Canada that kept the Philippines in contention to produce a medal finish in the annual tournament. Canada is on top at 5-1, followed by 4-1 Lithuania, which was playing Chinese-Taipei at presstime and Gilas' opponent in today's 3 p.m. match. Coach Chot Reyes, though, was far from pleased with the way his players carried themselves against the Iraqis. 'I thought we were able to do well (against Iraq), but I don't like the other stuff,' said Reyes, who was so upset with Standhardinger that he ordered him to return to the locker room, though the 6-foot-8 was thrown out anyway because of two technical fouls. 'There's a fine line between being tough and playing dirty. That's not how Gilas play… I don't care if we lose the game. We're going to be strong and physical, but we'll not cross the line,' added Reyes. Gilas led by as many as 18 points, 67-49, early in the fourth quarter. Things heated up when the 6-foot-3 Cruz committed an unsportsmanlike foul on Iraq center Navid Khajezzadeh, who is seven inches taller than the Alaska rookie, apparently in retaliation to the incident at the end of the third when the latter floored him with an elbow to the face. Minutes earlier, Standhardinger got his first technical for hitting Ali Hameed in the stomach with a closed fist. His second came with 4:55 left in the game when he hit Dhulfiqar Al-hchaimi as the players walked back to their respective benches for a TV timeout. Standhardinger finished with only four points and three rebounds.
Courtesy of: tempo.com.ph



Hill inks at Star Hotshots at the beginning of his pro career - by Eurobasket News

Purefoods Star Hotshots (PBA) added to their roster 22-year old American guard Malcolm Hill (198-100kg-95, agency: Pensack Sports). Hill just graduated from Illinois (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 35 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.2ppg, 5.1rpg, 2.9apg and 1.2spg last season. Hill helped them to make it to the NIT Elite Eight. and they also made it to the NIT Elite Eight. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to All-Big Ten 2nd Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Krosno welcomes back Musijowski - by Eurobasket News

Miasto Szkla Krosno (PLK) landed 28-year old point guard Michal Musijowski (185-89). It is actually his comeback to Krosno as he has played here before. Musijowski played most recently at Siarka in PLK. But in four TBL games he averaged just 1.3ppg and 1.5apg last season.
Musijowski played in the final of Polish 2Liga.
The previous (15-16) season Musijowski played at SKK Siedlce (1Liga) where in 20 games he had 7.9ppg, 3.5rpg, 5.5apg (top 4) and 1.1spg.
He has played previously for two other teams: MKS Budimpex Polonia Przemysl and Jaroslaw.

Miasto Szkla Krosno roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Marcin Sroka
Anton Gaddefors
Jayvaughn Pinkston

Center:
Seid Hajric

Coach: Michal Baran

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Karol Michalek is a newcomer at Slask Wroclaw - by Greg

1Liga newcomer WKS Slask Wroclaw strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old center Karol Michalek (208-110kg-87, agency: Promotex). He played most recently at Polpharma (PLK) where in 23 games he recorded just 1.0ppg and 1.1rpg last season. 1Liga will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stelmet keeps Hrycaniuk for another season - by Eurobasket News

Stelmet Zielona Gora (PLK) re-signed 33-year old international center Adam Hrycaniuk (206-104kg-84, college: Cincinnati). He has played there for the last four seasons. Hrycaniuk managed to play in three leagues last year. In 45 PLK games he recorded 6.0ppg and 3.8rpg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Hrycaniuk also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 4.0ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.0apg. And finally he contributed to 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 5.6ppg and 3.7rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Hrycaniuk received Eurobasket.com Polish League All-Domestic Players Team award back in 2011 and 2012.
He also represented Poland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.3ppg, 4.3rpg, FGP: 48.4%, FT: 50.0%.
Hrycaniuk has played previously professionally also in Spain (Valencia Basket) and Poland (Spojnia, Asseco and GTK Asseco II Gdynia).
He attended University of Cincinnati until 2008 and it will be his tenth season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Very skilled big man with great toughness ... loves to run the floor ... a guy that you can count on to out hustle his opponent.

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

Center:
Adam Hrycaniuk

Coach: Artur Gronek

By Eurobasket Data Center

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FC Porto signs Will Sheehey - by Eurobasket News

FC Porto (LPB) signed 25-year old American forward Will Sheehey (201-91kg-92, college: Indiana). He played last season at Raptors 905 Missisauga (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 38 games he had 10.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg.
He won D-League championship title.
The previous (15-16) season Sheehey played at SO Maritime Boulogne in French ProB where in 26 games he recorded 10.1ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.1apg.
Sheehey was selected to Reese's NCAA D1 All-Star Game back in 2014 at his college time.
Sheehey represented USA at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
He has played also professionally in Greece (Panionios), Montenegro (Buducnost) and NBA G League (Los Angeles D-Fenders and Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
Sheehey attended Indiana University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

FC Porto roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pedro Pinto
Andre Bessa
Pedro Bastos
Ferran Ventura
Pedro Baptista

Forwards:
Miguel Miranda
Miguel Queiroz
Antonio Monteiro
Will Sheehey
Vladyslav Voytso

Center:
Sasa Borovnjak

Coach: Moncho Lopez

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ovarense keeps Cordeiro for another season - by Eurobasket News

Ovarense Dolce Vita (LPB) re-signed 28-year old former international power forward Cristovao Cordeiro (202-89). He has played there for the last six seasons. In 6 LPB games he recorded 3.2ppg and 1.2rpg last season. Cordeiro's team made it to the Portuguese final.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com Portuguese Proliga All-Newcomers Team award back in 2008.
Cordeiro was also a member of Portuguese international program for some years. He played for Portuguese Senior National Team between 2012 and 2014 and previously for U18 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
Cordeiro also represented Portugal at the European Championships U20 Division B in Skopje (FYR Macedonia) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 9.1ppg, 3.1rpg, FGP: 35.0%, 3PT: 42.3%, FT: 70.3%.
Cordeiro has played previously for three other teams: Benfica, Queluz and Illiabum.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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, Quebradillas18.0 
 7. Warrick, Ponce17.8 
 8. Huertas, Arecibo17.1 
 9. Hodge, Arecibo17.0 
 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. Jefferson, Arecibo8.9 
 7. James, Fajardo8.8 
 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. Patterson, Aguada5.1 
 9. Hodge, Arecibo4.7 
 10. Duran, Mayaguez4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Walter HODGE
  Arecibo
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Hodge, Arecibo1.9 
 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. Fitch, Quebradillas1.2 
 10. Collier, Mayaguez1.2 
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. Lalanne, Arecibo1.1 
 6. Orozco, Isabela1.1 
 7. Buckner, Fajardo1.1 
 8. Franklin, San G.1.0 
 9. Akindele, Bayamon1.0 
 10. Gaston, Aguada0.9 


BSN Round 4 of Semi-Finals. Fajardo and Arecibo record victories - by Eurobasket News

Quebradillas - Fajardo 83-86

Fajardo posted the second straight win over Quebradillas. Piratas were ahead by 6 points at the halftime before a 48-39 second half run of Cariduros. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Reginald Buckner (206-91, college: Mississippi) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 7 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) and international point guard Carlos Arroyo (188-79, college: FIU, agency: Interperformances) who added 15 points and 10 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!) during the contest. Cariduros' coach Allans Colon allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. At the losing side American guard Tu Holloway (182-89, college: Xavier) responded with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists (made all of his eight free throws) and his fellow American import forward Will Daniels (202-86, college: Rhode Island) scored 16 points and 8 rebounds. Four Cariduros and five Piratas players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Quebradillas: T.Holloway 21+7reb+7ast, W.Daniels 16+8reb+2ast, A.Carmona 14+5reb+2ast, J.Bryan Diaz 14+6reb+3ast, M.Rosario 10+4reb+1ast, J.Mojica 6+3reb+2ast
Fajardo: R.Buckner 23+7reb+3ast, C.Arroyo 15+3reb+10ast, D.James 12+7reb+2ast, E.Ayuso 11+1ast, F.Rivera 11+2reb+2ast, M.Ali Berdiel 5+3reb+4ast
gschID: 550481


Arecibo - Aguada 90-79

Arecibo topped Aguada to even the series at 2-2. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 90-79. Capitanes made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Santeros helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized U.S. Virgin Islands point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 6 assists. The former international swingman David Huertas (195-87, college: Mississippi) contributed with 26 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. American-Dominican forward Emmanuel Andujar (198-93, college: Manhattan) replied with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and international Chris Gaston (201-89, college: Fordham) added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Santeros. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Aguada: E.Andujar 18+6reb+4ast, C.Gaston 16+5reb+1ast, R.Hettsheimer 16+4reb+1ast, L.Patterson 14+4reb+3ast, G.Clavell 4+1reb+2ast, O.Perez 2
Arecibo: D.Huertas 26+2reb+2ast, W.Hodge 24+3reb+6ast, D.Jefferson 16+8reb+2ast, D.Clemente 13+2reb+2ast, A.Matias 6+1reb, F.Valencia 2
gschID: 550480





Poitiers tab Devon Collier, ex Mayaguez - by Eurobasket News

Union Poitiers Basket 86 (ProB) inked 26-year old Puerto Rican international power forward Devon Collier (203-98kg-91, college: Oregon State). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Collier played in the summer at Indios de Mayaguez in Puerto Rican BSN league. He managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 36 BSN games he averaged 13.4ppg, 8.0rpg, 2.0apg and 1.2spg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Puerto Rican BSN All-Star Game. Collier also played that season for Leones in Puerto Rican league where in 5 Liga Americas games he had 8.0ppg and 5.0rpg.
Among other achievements Collier's team made it to the Pac-12 Tournament Semifinals in 2012. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSN Newcomer of the Year award back in 2014 at his college time.
Collier represented Puerto Rico at the Marchand Cup in San Juan (Puerto Rico) two years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 3 games: 6.7ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 66.7%, FT: 66.7%.
Collier has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Collier has played previously professionally also in Israel (Bnei Hasharon and Galil Elion), Mexico (Soles) and Puerto Rico (Vaqueros and Gallitos).
He attended Oregon State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

Union Poitiers Basket 86 roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Arnaud Thinon
Yanik Blanc
Pierre Cellerier

Forwards:
Pierre-Yves Guillard
Christophe Leonard
Devon Collier
Sekou_Omar Doumbouya

Center:
Efe Odigie

Coach: Rudy Nelhomme

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Timba Timosoara adds Jereminov to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted BC Timba Timisoara (Liga Nationala) added to their roster 30-year old Serbian point guard Branko Jereminov (186-87). He played last season at Al Ahli in Qatari D1 league. In 18 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.1ppg, 6.2rpg, 7.9apg (top 2) and 2.3spg.
The previous (15-16) season Jereminov played at Szedeak in Hungarian A Division where in 12 games he averaged 9.1ppg, 3.3rpg, 6.1apg and 1.3spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Serbian League Semifinals in 2009 and 2011. Jereminov was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Honorable Mention in 2014 and 2015.
He was a member of Serbian U20 National Team back in 2007.
Jereminov has played also professionally for other Serbian teams like Metalac, Zdravlje, Crvena Zvezda, Borac and Vrsac.

BC Timba Timisoara roster for 2017-2018:

Bogdan Popescu
Branko Jereminov
Alon Sonenfeld
Marius Deconescu

By Eurobasket Data Center

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BC Timisoara keeps Komatina for another season - by Eurobasket News

BC Timisoara (Liga Nationala) re-signed 33-year old Montenegrin power forward Milos Komatina (206-104kg-84). He played there last season. In 32 Liga Nationala games he averaged 12.4ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.6apg and 1.5spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Komatina played at Igokea in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I where in 15 games he had 8.4ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.5apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Komatina also played 24 games in ABA League where he recorded 11.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.2apg and 1.1spg.
Komatina is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bulgaria (Cherno More), Serbia (Zdravlje and Tamis), FYR Macedonia (Rabotnicki), Montenegro (Buducnost, Mogren, KK ABS Primorje 1945 Herceg Novi and Ulcinj) and Bosnia (Mladost).
Let's have closer look into Komatina's outlook: Milos Komatina is a player with high basketball IQ which helps him to overcome his lack of athleticism. His natural position is power forward but very often is used as center. Uses his body very well in a low post and successfuly plays against bigger oponents. He's able to shoot hooks over either shoulder, face up and shoot a jumper. Milos's court vision and passing ability is on good level. Defensively he is strong enough to defend on the block, and although not great foot work he's quick enough laterally to defend more perimeter-oriented four men and help on pick-and-rolls.

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Vinnik re-signs at Parma - by Eurobasket News

Parma Basket Perm (VTB) confirmed in their roster 28-year old center Aleksandr Vinnik (213-120kg-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He has played there for the last five seasons. In 23 VTB United League games he had 4.7ppg and 4.0rpg last season. Vinnik's team made it to the Russian Final Four.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Russian Higher League Honorable Mention back in 2013. Vinnik has been regularly called to Russian Senior National Team since 2016.
He is a very experienced player.

Parma Basket Perm roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Codi Miller-McIntyre

Centers:
Yanick Moreira
Andrejs Grazulis
Aleksandr Vinnik

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Dowdell comes back to Enisey, ex MIA-RO Cantu - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarsk (VTB) inked 33-year old American point guard Zabian Dowdell (191-88kg-84, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). It is actually his comeback to Krasnoyarsk as he has played here before. Dowdell played most recently at MIA-RO Cantu in Italian Serie A. In 20 games he recorded 13.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.4apg (top 5) and 1.2spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Dowdell played at Zenit where in 18 Eurocup games he averaged 11.2ppg, 3.4rpg, 5.0apg and 1.4spg. He also played 38 games in VTB United League where he had 11.7ppg, 3.4rpg, 5.7apg and 1.4spg. Dowdell helped them to make it to the semifinals.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Dowdell won French ProA championship title in 2008.
He is a very experienced player. Dowdell has played also professionally in Belgium (Spirou Charleroi), Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Spain (Unicaja Malaga and Gran Canaria), Turkey (Anadolu Efes), NBA (Phoenix Suns), France (Sluc Nancy) and NBA G League (Oklahoma City Blue).
He attended Virginia Tech until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Dowdell's game is described as: The typical combo guard with playmaking skills ... Has good range as a shooter, but can easily score in penetration ... Sees the court well and does a good job of distributing the ball ... Not afraid to go inside to garb rebounds, defends well and has leadership.

Enisey Krasnoyarsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasili Zavoruev
Zabian Dowdell
Sergey Mitusov

Forward:
Aleksandr Pavlov

Centers:
Suleiman Braimoh
Igor Kanygin

Coach: Oleg Okulov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Korobkov re-signs at CSKA Moscow - by Eurobasket News

CSKA Moscow (VTB) confirmed in their roster 27-year old international center Pavel Korobkov (206-99kg-90). He has played there for the last three seasons. Korobkov won VTB United League championship title for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
He has been also a member of Russian international program for some years. Korobkov has regularly played for Russian senior team since 2014 and previously for University National Team in 2013.
He represented Russia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 4.0ppg, 1.0rpg.
Korobkov has played previously for four other teams: BC Nizhny Novgorod, Lokomotiv, Ural Great Perm U23 and Lokomotiv Kuban 2nd team.

CSKA Moscow roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Kyle Hines
Andrey Vorontsevich
Othello Hunter
Will Clyburn
Andrey Lopatin

Center:
Pavel Korobkov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Zenit signs Shayne Whittington, ex Obradoiro - by Eurobasket News

Zenit Saint Petersburg (VTB) signed 26-year old American center Shayne Whittington (209-113kg-91, college: W.Michigan). He played last season at Obradoiro in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 31 games he had 11.7ppg and 5.5rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Whittington played at the Pacers in NBA. But in 7 games he recorded just 1.6ppg and 1.7rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of D-League in 2015. Whittington was also voted All-MAC 1st Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Whittington graduated from Western Michigan University in 2014 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.

Zenit Saint Petersburg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Evgeny Voronov
Scottie Reynolds
Nicolas Laprovittola
Kyle Kuric

Forwards:
Marko Simonovic
Nikita Barinov
Drew Gordon

Center:
Shayne Whittington

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Banic leaves Unics - by Eurobasket News

33-year old Croatian ex-international power forward Marko Banic (205-113kg-84) left Unics Kazan (VTB). Banic played there also last season. In 24 Euroleague games he averaged 4.6ppg and 1.7rpg. He played there also last season. Banic also played 19 games in VTB United League where he had 4.6ppg and 1.9rpg.
Among other achievements he played in the final of VTB United League in 2016. Banic received also Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague 3rd Team award back in 2012.
He was also a member of Croatian international program for some years. Banic played for Croatian Senior National Team between 2004 and 2010 and previously for U21 National Team in 2004.
He represented Croatia at the World Championships in Turkey seven years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.7ppg, 4.3rpg, FGP: 45.0%, FT: 66.7%.
Banic has played also professionally in Germany (ALBA Berlin), Spain (Movil Estudiantes, Girona FC and RETAbet Bilbao Basket) and Croatia (KK_Zadar).

Unics Kazan roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Vladislav Trushkin
Melvin Ejim

Centers:
Stephane Lasme
Grigori Shukhovtsov
Martins Meiers

Coach: Dimitris Priftis

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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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Janning leaves Lokomotiv - by Eurobasket News

29-year old American guard Matt Janning (195-99kg-88, college: Northeastern, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) left Lokomotiv Kuban (VTB). Janning played there also last season. In 17 Eurocup games he averaged 11.3ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.8apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Janning played there also last season. He also played 26 games in VTB United League where he had 10.6ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.4apg and 1.2spg.
The previous (15-16) season Janning played at Hapoel Jerusalem (Winner League) in Israel. In 16 games he recorded 8.4ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.3apg. He also played 14 games in Eurocup where he got 10.1ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.3apg. Janning also spent pre-season at the Nuggets in NBA that year.
Among other achievements his team won Turkish Cup in 2015. Janning received also All-CAA 1st Team award back in 2009 and 2010 at his college time.
Janning is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Croatia (Cibona), Italy (Novipiu Casale), NBA (Phoenix Suns) and NBA G League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Maine Red Claws).
Janning attended Northeastern University until 2010 and it is his eighth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A very fundamentally sound, athletic white guard. An elite shooter at Serie A level in Italy, Matt is comfortable in a combo guard role and is very effective playing on the ball and facilitating an offense. A solid spot shooter, but also excellent at creating shots coming off a pick and roll and slashing to the basket along the baseline. Matt plays every game with the right attitude, and is always one of the toughest guys on the court. An excellent help defender with above-average instincts. Every indication is that Matt is on his way to a successful career in the NBA or Europe.

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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Aleksandar Aranitovic could join Partizan - by Eurobasket News

BC Partizan NiS Beograd (KLS) is close to sign 19-year old shooting guard Aleksandar Aranitovic (196-98, agency: BeoBasket) who played last time at Mega Bemax.
Despite young age Aranitovic had impressive career. Aranitovic played in the final of Serbian U19 Championships in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 2nd Team award back in 2014.
He represented Serbia at the European Championships U18 in Volos (Greece) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 9.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.9apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 37.5%, 3PT: 32.5%, FT: 61.9%.
Aranitovic has played previously for Crvena Zvezda.

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U20 European championship: France Vs Serbia 86:67 - by Zoran Popovic

Serbian U20 National team lost Quarter final match against France 86:67 (16:16, 17:16, 23:18, 30:17). After equal firs period French team made slightly advantage of +1 point after the second period. During the third period Serbian team made break and took advantage 42-46, but after that French team scored serie of three points shot and finished third period with +5 point advantage. French team continue in the same rhythm in the last period of the match. French team made serie of 7-0 at the beginning of the quarter. Serbian coach Djokic called time-out and temporary stopped French long distance shoot. Until of the match French team increase advantage and at the end had +19 points more then Serbian team. The most efficient players in Serbian team were Stefan Peno (198-G-97) with 16 scored points and Nikola Tanaskovic with 10 points.


Dusan Alimpijevic is a new Head Coach of Crvena Zvezda - by Igor Obradovic

Defending champion Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd (KLS) will be lead by 31-year old coach Dusan Alimpijevic. Last season he was Head Coach at FMP Beograd. Alimpijevic lead his team in the final of Serbian League.
He was coaching Serbian U20 National Team in 2014 and coached also U16 National Team in 2014.
Alimpijevic has coached previously two other teams: Vojvodina and KK Meridiana Novi Sad.
His assistants will be legendary player, Milenko Topic and Slobodan Ljubotina (207-F/C-84, agency: BeoExcell). Nikola Birac i Sasa Kosovic will stay in the club as part of coaching staff.

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David Paunovic signs at Costa d'Orlando - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Costa d'Orlando landed 22-year old naturalized Serbian power forward David Paunovic (198-95) from Basket Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto. In 35 Serie B games he averaged 4.7ppg and 3.0rpg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season Paunovic played at Mortara Battaglia where in 29 Serie B games he had 7.5ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.3apg.
Paunovic has played previously for three other teams: UBC, GSA Amici Pallacanestro Udine and Orzinuovi GaGa.

Costa d'Orlando roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andrea Sorrentino
Luca Munastra

Forward:
David Paunovic

Center:
Giuseppe Caronna

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Enel Brindisi are considering to add Milenko Tepic to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Enel Basket Brindisi (Serie A) is close to sign 30-year old Serbian ex-international guard Milenko Tepic (202-97kg-87, agency: BeoBasket) who played last time at Betaland Capo d'Orlando from In 27 Serie A games in Italy he had 8.6ppg, 5.5rpg, 3.0apg and 1.1spg last season. A very impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Tepic played at PAOK Thessaloniki in Greek A1 where in 29 games he recorded 9.2ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.9apg. He helped them to make it to the Greek Cup Semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Greek A1 League All-Bosmans Team. Tepic also played 16 games in Eurocup where he averaged 7.9ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.8apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Tepic won Serbian League championship title in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2014.
He was also a member of Serbian international program for some years. Tepic played for Serbian Senior National Team between 2007 and 2014 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2007.
He represented Serbia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 five years ago. His stats at that event were 10 games: 7.7ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 51.1%, 3PT: 45.5%, FT: 66.7%.
Tepic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Spain (Sevilla), Greece (Panathinaikos) and Serbia (Partizan and Vojvodina Srbijagas).
Tepic could be described: Not the usual Yugo forward, because he almost doesn' t shoot from behind the arch; has great 1-on-1 offensive skills which allow him to create his own shot from the middle or to go inside after beating his opponent with a fake; great passer, terrible in fast breaks, smart in defense;
Another old time classic, a basketball player from a land which produce them more than any other European country; Milenko is an excellent point guard who can become a shooting guard too. Tepic is an excellent playmaker. He's great on the fast break and runs the floor well. Defensively, he plays the passing lanes well. He is a good athlete with good size. He can become an NBA material with some adding such us power, in his repertoire
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Timba Timosoara adds Jereminov to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted BC Timba Timisoara (Liga Nationala) added to their roster 30-year old Serbian point guard Branko Jereminov (186-87). He played last season at Al Ahli in Qatari D1 league. In 18 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.1ppg, 6.2rpg, 7.9apg (top 2) and 2.3spg.
The previous (15-16) season Jereminov played at Szedeak in Hungarian A Division where in 12 games he averaged 9.1ppg, 3.3rpg, 6.1apg and 1.3spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Serbian League Semifinals in 2009 and 2011. Jereminov was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Honorable Mention in 2014 and 2015.
He was a member of Serbian U20 National Team back in 2007.
Jereminov has played also professionally for other Serbian teams like Metalac, Zdravlje, Crvena Zvezda, Borac and Vrsac.

BC Timba Timisoara roster for 2017-2018:

Bogdan Popescu
Branko Jereminov
Alon Sonenfeld
Marius Deconescu

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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.



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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.




Argentina and Chile enter Final in Lima - by Eurobasket News

SEMIFINALS
Argentina - Colombia 68-47
Argentina beat Colombia to seal their title game appearance. Leandro Bolmaro (198-F-00) led well-balanced effort with 18 points. Argentina stunned their opponents with a 39:9 run in the first half. Colombia picked up the tempo in the second half but could not avert the loss. Francisco Farabello (188-G-00) produced 9 points and 12 rebounds in the victory. Juan Pablo Cardona (190-G-00) responded with 19 points for Colombia.

Chile - Ecuador 74-60
Chile advanced into the championship game in Lima. They fired past Ecuador in the semifinal clash. Ignacio Arroyo (185-G-00) stepped up with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Chile grabbed a 19:15 lead after ten minutes. They went on a 38:27 run in the second half to seal the win. Maxwell Lorca-Lloyd (208-F-00) delivered 20 points and 22 rebounds in the victory. Aaron Capurro (00) responded with 21 points and 9 boards for Ecuador.




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Valencia tabs Erick Green, ex Olympiacos - by Eurobasket News

Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) inked 26-year old American point guard Erick Green (190-84kg-91, college: Virginia Tech). He played most recently at Olympiacos in Greek A1 league. In 31 games he averaged 9.4ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.5apg last season. Green helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Co-Newcomer of the Year, selected to All-Imports Team and selected to 2nd Team. Green also played 36 games in Euroleague where he had 9.9ppg and 1.9rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Green played at another team Bighorns in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen. In 44 games he recorded very impressive stats: 26.5ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.9apg and 1.3spg. He contributed to his team winning the D-League West Division title (twice). It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded USBasket.com All-D-League Guard of the Year, selected to 1st Team and to the All-Star Game.
In 2013 Green was drafted by Utah Jazz (NBA) in second round (46th overall). The former Virginia Tech standoutis in his fifth season in pro basketball.
Green received All-ACC Player of the Year award back in 2013 at his college time.
Green has played also professionally in Italy (Mens Sana 1871 Siena), NBA (Denver Nuggets) and NBA G League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
His game is described as: Has a great feel for the game ...a terrific defender. Plays with great poise and confidence.

Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Antoine Diot
Erick Green
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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Zenit signs Shayne Whittington, ex Obradoiro - by Eurobasket News

Zenit Saint Petersburg (VTB) signed 26-year old American center Shayne Whittington (209-113kg-91, college: W.Michigan). He played last season at Obradoiro in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 31 games he had 11.7ppg and 5.5rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Whittington played at the Pacers in NBA. But in 7 games he recorded just 1.6ppg and 1.7rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of D-League in 2015. Whittington was also voted All-MAC 1st Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Whittington graduated from Western Michigan University in 2014 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.

Zenit Saint Petersburg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Evgeny Voronov
Scottie Reynolds
Nicolas Laprovittola
Kyle Kuric

Forwards:
Marko Simonovic
Nikita Barinov
Drew Gordon

Center:
Shayne Whittington

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Valencia close to sign Erick Green, ex Olympiacos - by Eurobasket News

Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) is close to sign 26-year old American point guard Erick Green (190-84kg-91, college: Virginia Tech) who played last time at Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus in Greece. In 31 A1 games he had 9.4ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.5apg last season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Co-Newcomer of the Year, named to All-Imports Team and named to 2nd Team. Green also played 36 games in Euroleague where he recorded 9.9ppg and 1.9rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Green played at another team Bighorns in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen. In 44 games he averaged remarkable 26.5ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.9apg and 1.3spg. He contributed to his team winning the D-League West Division title (twice). Quite impressive season as he was voted USBasket.com All-D-League Guard of the Year, named to 1st Team and to the All-Star Game.
In 2013 Green was drafted by Utah Jazz (NBA) in second round (46th overall). He attended Virginia Tech and it may be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Green was voted All-ACC Player of the Year back in 2013 at his college time.
Green has played also professionally in Italy (Mens Sana 1871 Siena), NBA (Denver Nuggets) and NBA G League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
He could be described: Has a great feel for the game ...a terrific defender. Plays with great poise and confidence.

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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Fuenlabrada inks Gregory Vargas, ex Marinos - by Eurobasket News

Montakit Fuenlabrada (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 31-year old Venezuelan international point guard Gregory Vargas (180-86, agency: Pro Sports). He played last season at Marinos in Venezuelan LPB league. Vargas managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year. In 7 LPB games he had 13.6ppg, 2.9rpg, 6.9apg and 1.9spg. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Vargas also played that season for Maccabi Haifa (Winner League) in Israel where in 27 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 4.6rpg, 6.7apg (leader !!!) and 1.8spg (in top 5). He contributed to his team making it to the final. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Defensive Player of the Year, named to 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game. The other team Vargas played that season for was Sluc Nancy in French ProA. In 8 games he averaged 9.1ppg, 3.3rpg, 5.5apg and 1.4spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Vargas won Venezuelan LPB championship title in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015.
He also represented Venezuela at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 7.6ppg, 1.8rpg, 4.6apg, Steals-2 (2.2spg), FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 14.3%, FT: 88.9%.
Vargas is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. Vargas tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally also in Colombia, Dominican Rep., Mexico (Halcones Rojos and Halcones UV Xalapa) and Puerto Rico (Santeros and Brujos).
On Vargas: A top level point guard, with great leadership, court vision and passing ability. Knows how to change the tempo of the game, can score if needed and is able to take the team on his soulders in topic moments of the game.

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OH!TELS Union Linense de Baloncesto keeps Ortega for another season - by Eurobasket News

OH!TELS Union Linense de Baloncesto (EBA) re-signed 26-year old American international point guard Miguel Ortega (188-82kg-91, agency: Dynamics Global Management). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Gibraltar passport. Ortega has played there for the last two seasons. In 17 EBA games he averaged impressive 17.5ppg, 3.9rpg, 5.1apg and 1.4spg last season.
Among other achievements Ortega's team was regular season runner-up in Spanish EBA Group D in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA 2nd Team award in 2016. Ortega was called to Gibraltar Senior National Team this year.
He is a very experienced player. Ortega has played also professionally in Denmark (Randers), Estonia (Valga), Russia (Spartak Primorie Vladivostok) and Spain (Ourense, Unicaja B Malaga, Santurtzi, Leyma Basquet and Carballo).

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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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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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The Celtics tab Shane Larkin - by Eurobasket News

Boston Celtics inked 25-year old point guard Shane Larkin (180-80kg-92, college: Miami, FL). He was about to sign at FC Barcelona in Spanish Liga Endesa. The last season Larkin played at Baskonia (also in Liga Endesa) where in 37 games he averaged 14.1ppg, 3.1rpg, 4.9apg (top 5) and 1.4spg (in top 5). He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Import Player of the Year, selected to All-Imports Team and selected to 2nd Team. Larkin also played 33 games in Euroleague where he had 13.1ppg, 2.7rpg, 5.7apg and 1.3spg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
In 2013 Larkin was drafted by Atlanta Hawks in first round (18th overall). The former University of Miami, Florida standoutis in his fifth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Larkin's college team won ACC Tournament in 2013. He received also HS 6A Player of the Year runner up award back in 2010 and 2011.
Larkin has played previously for four other NBA teams: Dallas Mavericks, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks and Texas Legends.

Boston Celtics roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Shane Larkin
Kadeem Allen

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

Center:
Aron Baynes

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Palma signs Joan Tomas - by Eurobasket News

Palma Air Europa de Palma de Mallorca (LEB Gold) signed 25-year old forward Joan Tomas (202-92) from Quesos Cerrato de Palencia. In 34 LEB Gold games he had 4.7ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.0apg last season. He helped them to make it to the final.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Tomas won Spanish LEB Gold championship title in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Honorable Mention back in 2008.
Tomas represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 3.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.3apg.
Tomas has played previously for four other teams: Melilla_Baloncesto, CB Prat, Cocinas.com and Opentach Pla.

Palma Air Europa de Palma de Mallorca roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Rafael Huertas

Forwards:
Roger Fornas
Joan Tomas

Center:
Gediminas Zyle

Coach: Xavi Sastre

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

RETAbet Bilbao Basket (Liga Endesa) confirmed in their roster 23-year old forward Borja Mendia (199-94). He has played there for the last two seasons. But in 15 Liga Endesa games he recorded just 0.7ppg last season. Mendia also played 5 games in Eurocup where he averaged only 1.6ppg and 1.0rpg.
His team made it to the Cup (Copa del Rey) Semifinals in 2016.
Mendia represented Spain at the World Championships U19 in Prague (Czech Republic) four years ago. His stats at that event were 3 games: 0pts.

RETAbet Bilbao Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ricardo Fischer
Shane Hammink
Lucio Redivo

Forwards:
Alex Mumbru
Pere Tomas
Vasilije Vucetic
Jameel McKay
Borja Mendia

Center:
Tim Kempton

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Huesca inks Sergio Rodriguez - by Eurobasket News

Magia Huesca (LEB Gold) agreed terms with 24-year old forward Sergio Rodriguez (195-93) from Castello. In 34 LEB Gold games he had 8.0ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.2apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Rodriguez played at Navarra where in 27 LEB Gold games he recorded 6.6ppg and 2.9rpg.
He won EBA Group B Regular Season in 2014.
Rodriguez has played previously for four other teams: CB Canarias, Nautico KIA Tenerife, San Isidro and Fontedoso Carrefour.

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Lanzarote keeps Niamamoukoko for another season - by Eurobasket News

Aloe Plus Lanzarote Conejeros (EBA) re-signed 25-year old Congolese power forward Karl Niamamoukoko (205-92). He played there last season. In 28 EBA games he averaged 5.8ppg and 5.8rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Niamamoukoko played at CB Cazorla Jaen Paraiso Interior where in two EBA games he had 3.0ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.0spg and 1.5bpg.
He represented Congo-Brazaville at the Afrobasket Championships in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 3.2ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.0bpg.
Niamamoukoko has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Africa and of course North America). Niamamoukoko has played previously professionally also in Morocco (Kenitra AC) and Spain (Ourense, CB Fuenlabrada II, Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada, Plasencia and Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B).

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Castello inks Tautvydas Sabonis - by Eurobasket News

TAU Castello (LEB Gold) signed 25-year old naturalized Lithuanian forward Tautvydas Sabonis (203-92kg-92) from Leyma Basquet Coruna. In 39 LEB Gold games he had 4.6ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.1apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Sabonis played at Palma where in 28 LEB Gold games he recorded 6.3ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.3apg.
He played in the final of Spanish LEB Silver Play-Off in 2013.
Sabonis represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 6 games: 0.5ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.0apg.
Sabonis has played previously for three other teams: Unicaja Malaga, Unicaja B Malaga and Clinicas Rincon.

TAU Castello roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alfredo Ott
Joan Faner

Forwards:
Tautvydas Sabonis
Juan Garcia
Charles Nkaloulou

Center:
Eduard Gatell

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

Ciudad Autonoma de Melilla Enrique Soler (EBA) confirmed in their roster experienced 37-year old German-Uruguayan point guard Phillip Holm (175-80). He played there last season. In 24 EBA games he recorded 5.9ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.4apg. Holm helped them to win the regular season.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Basket Globalcaja Quintanar where in 23 EBA games he averaged 8.3ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.9apg. Holm contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Norwegian BLNO championship title in 2013. Holm was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Norwegian BLNO Honorable Mention back in 2013.
He is quite experienced player. Holm's career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in six different countries. Holm tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Portugal, Switzerland (GC Zurich), Norway (Baerum Basket), Spain (Sarria, Cerdanyola and Merida), Uruguay (Bohemios and Plaza) and Germany (USC Leipzig).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at CAM E.Soler.

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

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

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Matias Boho agreed terms with Lliria - by Eurobasket News

Grupo Sanz Basquet Lliria (EBA) inked 21-year old forward Matias Boho (193-96) from Almassera. In 25 EBA games he recorded 10.5ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.1apg and 1.0spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Boho played at Power Electronics Paterna where in 21 EBA games he averaged 4.0ppg and 2.5rpg.
He has played previously for Valencia 2.

Grupo Sanz Basquet Lliria roster for 2017-2018:

David Guardia
Carlos Faubel
Matias Boho
Liam McGuirk

Coach: Ferran Pizcueta

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Coach David Varela signs at Lucentum - by Eurobasket News

HLA Lucentum Alicante (LEB Silver) will be led by 44-year old coach David Varela (agency: Duran International) from Seguros Soliss Alcazar Basket. Varela has coached there for the last three years.
His team was regular season runner-up in Spanish EBA Group B in 2013.
Varela has coached previously two other teams: CB Guadalajara and Quintanar.

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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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La Roda signs Jose Blazquez - by Eurobasket News

Fundacion Globalcaja La Roda signed 20-year old forward Jose Blazquez (197-97). He played last season at Arcos Albacete Basket (LEB Silver). In 29 games he had 4.6ppg and 2.8rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Blazquez played at CBA Gran Canaria B (also in LEB Silver) where in 24 games he recorded 5.6ppg and 3.3rpg.
He played in the final of Spanish U16 Championships in 2013.
Blazquez represented Spain at the European Championships U16 Division A in Kyiv (Ukraine) four years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 9 games: 2.6ppg, 3.3rpg.
Blazquez has played previously for two other teams: Real Madrid and Real Betis Energia Plus Sevilla 2nd team.

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BBC Nyon tabs rookie T.J. Bullock - by Luca Maffioli

BBC Nyon (LNB) landed 25-year old Swiss point guard T.J. Bullock (183-75kg-92). just graduated from Lynn (NCAA2). He has played there for the last four years. Bullock missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
As mentioned above Bullock is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

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Travis Taylor (ex Fribourg) signs at Rilski - by Eurobasket News

Rilski Sportist Samokov (NBL) landed 27-year old American forward Travis Taylor (203-100kg-90, college: Xavier). He played most recently at Fribourg Olympic in Swiss LNA league. In 31 games he averaged 14.7ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.9apg and 1.4spg last season. Taylor helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com Swiss LNA All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Taylor spent at Sopron KC in Hungarian A Division where in 20 games he had 11.4ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.9apg and 1.7spg. He contributed to his team making it to the Hungarian Cup Semifinals. Taylor also played that season for STB Le Havre in French ProA. In 7 games he recorded 8.9ppg and 6.9rpg. He also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 8.0ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg.
Taylor received All-Atlantic 10 Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2013 at his college time.
Taylor has played also professionally in Austria (Gussing Knights).
He attended Xavier University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Alex Renfroe (ex FC Barcelona) agreed terms with Galatasaray - by Eurobasket News

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (BSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old Bosnian international point guard Alex Renfroe (191-80kg-86, college: Belmont, agency: BeoBasket). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Renfroe played most recently at FC Barcelona in Spanish Liga Endesa. He managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 23 Liga Endesa games he recorded 6.0ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.0apg. Renfroe helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 17 games in Euroleague where he averaged 3.9ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.6apg and 1.0spg. The other team Renfroe played that season for was Bayern Muenchen in German BBL. In 9 games he had 3.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.8apg. He also played 6 games in Eurocup where he got 5.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 4.2apg.
Among other achievements Renfroe's team made it to the German Bundesliga Cup final in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Honorable Mention award in 2016.
Renfroe represented Bosnia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 6.4ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.4apg, Steals-4 (1.6spg), FGP: 38.1%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 25.0%.
Renfroe is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Croatia (KK Zagreb), Italy (Enel Brindisi), Latvia (VEF Riga), Russia (Enisey), Germany (ALBA Berlin and Brose Baskets) and Spain (Baskonia and Blancos de Rueda).
Renfroe attended Belmont University until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mehmet Yagmur
Alex Renfroe
Dwight Hardy
Goksenin Koksal

Forwards:
Emir Preldzic
DaJuan Summers
Scotty Hopson
Ege Arar

Center:
Richard Hendrix

Coach: Erman Kunter

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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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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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Galatasaray signs DaJuan Summers - by Eurobasket News

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (BSL) signed 29-year old American forward DaJuan Summers (203-109kg-88, college: Georgetown, agency: GFSG). He played last season at Pinar Karsiyaka in the BSL. In 29 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 17.0ppg and averaged 6.7rpg and 1.2spg. Summers helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. Summers also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 12.6ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.4spg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season Summers played at another team Knicks in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen. In three games he recorded very remarkable stats: 25.3ppg, 10.3rpg, 2.0apg and 2.0spg.
In 2009 Summers was drafted by Detroit Pistons (NBA) in second round (35th overall). He attended Georgetown University and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Summers won Ukrainian Superleague championship title in 2014. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague 1st Team back in 2014.
Summers is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy, Spain (Gran Canaria), NBA (LA Clippers, New York Knicks and Charlotte Hornets), Ukraine (Budivelnyk) and NBA G League (Maine Red Claws).
Summers could be described: (by Borko Popic for NBADraft.net in 2009)
An athletic, explosive wing player, whose muscular physique makes him a very promising talent … At 6'8 he has great size for the perimeter positions … He has nice bulk on his frame and he knows how to use it, whether its absorbing contact when getting to the hoop, or taking advantage of a mismatch in the low-post.
He depends on his strength too much to get by his defender as his first step is not first class … He is more comfortable operating out of the triple threat rather than working off the dribble, where he struggles handling the ball at times
.

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mehmet Yagmur
Dwight Hardy
Goksenin Koksal

Forwards:
Emir Preldzic
DaJuan Summers
Scotty Hopson
Ege Arar

Center:
Richard Hendrix

Coach: Erman Kunter

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Green re-signs at Trabzonspor - by Eurobasket News

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol (BSL) confirmed in their roster 32-year old American power forward Caleb Green (203-104kg-85, college: ORU). He played there last season. In 24 BSL games he had 14.4ppg, 5.8rpg, 4.0apg and 1.3spg.
The previous (15-16) season Green played at Galatasaray where in 18 BSL games he recorded 10.9ppg, 4.8rpg and 2.5apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Green also played 17 games in Eurocup where he averaged 7.8ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.0apg.
In 2007 he was drafted by Dodge City Legend (USBL) in third round (27th overall).
Green attended Oral Roberts University and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
He is quite experienced player. Green has played also professionally in Belgium (Spirou Charleroi, Oostende and Belfius Mons Hainaut), France (Entente Orleans 45), Germany (Gladiators), Italy (Banco di Srd) and Spain (Unicaja Malaga).
On Green: A pure scorer, very quick on his feet even weighting 250 pounds. Goes hard to the boards, and is a very good shooter from outside.

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sarunas Vasiliauskas
Brady Heslip
Osiris Eldridge
Stevie Browning

Forwards:
Caleb Green
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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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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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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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.




Turunen Announced As Force Coach - by Paul Nilsen

Leeds Force are delighted to announce the signing of Mika Turunen as the club's new Head Coach.

The Finnish playcaller brings a wealth of experience with him to Leeds for the upcoming BBL season. Turunen has coached for over 30 years in top European leagues including Russia, Finland, Luxembourg, Kosovo and Hungary. His most recent role was in Vietnam coaching the Ho Chi Minh City Wings.

Turunen is excited by the opportunity to take on the BBL saying 'I have coached in many countries and now Leeds provides me with a new challenge. I am looking to bring a totally new style of play to the BBL for the fans to enjoy. I promise them that we will practise hard and make them proud as they are our sixth man. I hope that the people of Leeds come out to support us this season. We will never give up and together we will win'

Leeds Force CEO, Mark Mills is thrilled to be bringing Turunen in saying 'Mika will bring an unbelievable amount of experience to Leeds Force and he will really help take the club to the next level. It will be great to see him pit his wits against the other BBL coaches in what is set to be an exciting season. I am sure the Force fans will make Mika feel welcome as we build towards a successful season together'

Turunen will immediately set to work on bringing together a strong roster as Force look to get back to winning ways in the upcoming BBL campaign.



Obi Emegano (ex Polfarmex Kutno) joins Rouen - by Eurobasket News

SPO Rouen Basket (ProB) agreed terms with 24-year old British-Nigerian guard Obi Emegano (190-98kg-93, college: ORU). He played last season at Polfarmex Kutno in Polish PLK league. In 11 games he had 5.2ppg and 1.5rpg. Emegano also played that season for Novipiu Casale in Italian Serie A where in 9 games he recorded 11.4ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.6spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Summit League Tournament Semifinals in 2015. Emegano was also voted NABC All-District 12 1st Team in 2016 at his college time.
Emegano graduated from Oral Roberts University in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

SPO Rouen Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ovidijus Varanauskas
Felix Michel
Obi Emegano
Emmanuel Monceau

Forwards:
Remi Dibo
Carl Ponsar
Earvine Bassoumba

Coach: Alexandre Menard

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tirrell Brown agreed terms with Ameghino - by Eurobasket News

Juventud Ameghino de Villa Maria (TFB) to ink 24-year old American forward Tirrell Brown (198-93, college: Ouachita Baptist) who plays at Colon in Uruguay. In 12 Metropolitan games he averaged impressive 20.6ppg, 9.1rpg, 1.7apg, 2.4spg and 1.0bpg last season. The last season Brown played at Asociacion Mitre Tucuman (TNA) where in 39 games he had very remarkable stats: 19.2ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.8apg and 1.9spg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements his college team won GAC Tournament in 2016. Brown received also All-GAC 1st Team award in 2015 and 2016.
He graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Juventud Ameghino de Villa Maria roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Joaquin Baeza
Santiago Iglesias
Matias Cuello

Forward:
Abel Aristimuno

Center:
Juan_Luis Abeiro

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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
gschID: 550493





McNeal number one in Uruguayan Ascenso for round 14 - by Eurobasket News

American Center Tyronne McNeal (211-C-87) had a great game in the last round for Marne, receiving a Latinbasket.com Ascenso Player of the Week award for round 14.
The 30-year old player was the main contributor (36 points, eight rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out 25 de Agosto (#7, 6-6) 75-74. Marne is placed at 12th position in Uruguayan Ascenso. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 8 games and recorded just three victories. McNeal has many years of experience at Marne, through which he has constantly improved. Tyronne McNeal averages just after three games 26.7ppg and 13.0rpg. Worth to mention McNeal played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

The second best player in last round's games was 33-year old American Howard Wilkerson (198-F-84) of U Atletica. Wilkerson had a very good evening with a double-double of 27 points and 19 rebounds. Bad luck as U Atletica was edged by slightly lower-ranked Verdirrojo (#9, 4-7) 85-83. This loss caused U Atletica to drop to 8th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 5-7 record. Wilkerson is one of the most experienced players at U Atletica and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Rashaun Stimage (202-F) of Stockolmo (#6). Stimage got into 30-points club by scoring 31 points in the last round. He went also for seventeen rebounds . He was a key player of Stockolmo, leading his team to a 80-76 win against the lower-ranked Capitol (#11, 3-8). Stockolmo needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 6 victories and 6 lost games. Stimage has a great season in Uruguay. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.5ppg (9th best) and rebounds with 14.5rpg (2nd best). He also has 1.7bpg and FGP: 61.0%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Gaston Semiglia (192-F-91) of U Atletica - 33 points, 4 rebounds and 10 assists
5. Dida Pereira (203-C-92) of Cordon - 23 points and 12 rebounds
6. Hector Silva (192-F-90) of Capitol - 17 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Santiago Pereira (180-G-96) of Marne - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists
8. Nicolas Ibarra (192-F-82) of Cordon - 25 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Joe Efese (198-F) of Capitol - 24 points and 9 rebounds
10. Gerel Simmons (188-G-93) of Verdirrojo - 24 points, 4 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)



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).



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

Ciudad Autonoma de Melilla Enrique Soler (EBA) confirmed in their roster experienced 37-year old German-Uruguayan point guard Phillip Holm (175-80). He played there last season. In 24 EBA games he recorded 5.9ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.4apg. Holm helped them to win the regular season.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Basket Globalcaja Quintanar where in 23 EBA games he averaged 8.3ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.9apg. Holm contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Norwegian BLNO championship title in 2013. Holm was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Norwegian BLNO Honorable Mention back in 2013.
He is quite experienced player. Holm's career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in six different countries. Holm tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Portugal, Switzerland (GC Zurich), Norway (Baerum Basket), Spain (Sarria, Cerdanyola and Merida), Uruguay (Bohemios and Plaza) and Germany (USC Leipzig).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at CAM E.Soler.

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

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

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Fuenlabrada inks Gregory Vargas, ex Marinos - by Eurobasket News

Montakit Fuenlabrada (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 31-year old Venezuelan international point guard Gregory Vargas (180-86, agency: Pro Sports). He played last season at Marinos in Venezuelan LPB league. Vargas managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year. In 7 LPB games he had 13.6ppg, 2.9rpg, 6.9apg and 1.9spg. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Vargas also played that season for Maccabi Haifa (Winner League) in Israel where in 27 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 4.6rpg, 6.7apg (leader !!!) and 1.8spg (in top 5). He contributed to his team making it to the final. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Defensive Player of the Year, named to 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game. The other team Vargas played that season for was Sluc Nancy in French ProA. In 8 games he averaged 9.1ppg, 3.3rpg, 5.5apg and 1.4spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Vargas won Venezuelan LPB championship title in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015.
He also represented Venezuela at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 7.6ppg, 1.8rpg, 4.6apg, Steals-2 (2.2spg), FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 14.3%, FT: 88.9%.
Vargas is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. Vargas tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally also in Colombia, Dominican Rep., Mexico (Halcones Rojos and Halcones UV Xalapa) and Puerto Rico (Santeros and Brujos).
On Vargas: A top level point guard, with great leadership, court vision and passing ability. Knows how to change the tempo of the game, can score if needed and is able to take the team on his soulders in topic moments of the game.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE  


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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Vinnik re-signs at Parma - by Eurobasket News

Parma Basket Perm (VTB) confirmed in their roster 28-year old center Aleksandr Vinnik (213-120kg-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He has played there for the last five seasons. In 23 VTB United League games he had 4.7ppg and 4.0rpg last season. Vinnik's team made it to the Russian Final Four.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Russian Higher League Honorable Mention back in 2013. Vinnik has been regularly called to Russian Senior National Team since 2016.
He is a very experienced player.

Parma Basket Perm roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Codi Miller-McIntyre

Centers:
Yanick Moreira
Andrejs Grazulis
Aleksandr Vinnik

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ike Joseph Udanoh (ex Hyeres-Toulon) signs at Astana - by Eurobasket News

BK Astana (National League) landed 28-year old American (has also Nigerian passport) power forward Ike Joseph Udanoh (203-107kg-89, college: Wayne St., MI, agency: Octagon Europe). He played most recently at Hyeres-Toulon in French ProA. In 29 games he averaged 5.6ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.2apg and 1.0spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Udanoh played at Mantova in Italian Serie A where in four games he had 12.5ppg, 10.5rpg, 1.0apg, 1.8spg and 1.5bpg. He also played that season for Kleb Basket Ferrara (Serie A) in Italy. In 6 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.2ppg, 11.8rpg, 1.2apg and 1.7spg. The other team Udanoh played that season for was Loimaan Korikonkarit in Finnish Korisliiga. In 17 games he got 12.7ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.2spg. He also played 20 games in VTB United League where he got 9.9ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.0apg.
Among other achievements Udanoh's team was regular season runner-up in Finnish League in 2014. He received also All-GLIAC 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
Udanoh is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Udanoh has played previously professionally in Austria (Raiffeisen Flyers Wels), Qatar (Al Ahli), Uruguay (Larre Borges) and Finland (Tapiolan Honka).
He attended Wayne State University, MI until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Udanoh's game is described as: A very energetic front court player, with an ideal body to play a physical, tough game. He's very effective at the defensive side and can spend time in both center and PF positions as well, taking advantage from his quickness at the 5 and from his power at the 4.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @OctagonBballEU)

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Dowdell comes back to Enisey, ex MIA-RO Cantu - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarsk (VTB) inked 33-year old American point guard Zabian Dowdell (191-88kg-84, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). It is actually his comeback to Krasnoyarsk as he has played here before. Dowdell played most recently at MIA-RO Cantu in Italian Serie A. In 20 games he recorded 13.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.4apg (top 5) and 1.2spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Dowdell played at Zenit where in 18 Eurocup games he averaged 11.2ppg, 3.4rpg, 5.0apg and 1.4spg. He also played 38 games in VTB United League where he had 11.7ppg, 3.4rpg, 5.7apg and 1.4spg. Dowdell helped them to make it to the semifinals.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Dowdell won French ProA championship title in 2008.
He is a very experienced player. Dowdell has played also professionally in Belgium (Spirou Charleroi), Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Spain (Unicaja Malaga and Gran Canaria), Turkey (Anadolu Efes), NBA (Phoenix Suns), France (Sluc Nancy) and NBA G League (Oklahoma City Blue).
He attended Virginia Tech until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Dowdell's game is described as: The typical combo guard with playmaking skills ... Has good range as a shooter, but can easily score in penetration ... Sees the court well and does a good job of distributing the ball ... Not afraid to go inside to garb rebounds, defends well and has leadership.

Enisey Krasnoyarsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasili Zavoruev
Zabian Dowdell
Sergey Mitusov

Forward:
Aleksandr Pavlov

Centers:
Suleiman Braimoh
Igor Kanygin

Coach: Oleg Okulov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Banic leaves Unics - by Eurobasket News

33-year old Croatian ex-international power forward Marko Banic (205-113kg-84) left Unics Kazan (VTB). Banic played there also last season. In 24 Euroleague games he averaged 4.6ppg and 1.7rpg. He played there also last season. Banic also played 19 games in VTB United League where he had 4.6ppg and 1.9rpg.
Among other achievements he played in the final of VTB United League in 2016. Banic received also Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague 3rd Team award back in 2012.
He was also a member of Croatian international program for some years. Banic played for Croatian Senior National Team between 2004 and 2010 and previously for U21 National Team in 2004.
He represented Croatia at the World Championships in Turkey seven years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.7ppg, 4.3rpg, FGP: 45.0%, FT: 66.7%.
Banic has played also professionally in Germany (ALBA Berlin), Spain (Movil Estudiantes, Girona FC and RETAbet Bilbao Basket) and Croatia (KK_Zadar).

Unics Kazan roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Vladislav Trushkin
Melvin Ejim

Centers:
Stephane Lasme
Grigori Shukhovtsov
Martins Meiers

Coach: Dimitris Priftis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  WILLIAM JONES CUP  


Day 6 in Taipei. Canada and Lithuania share the top - by Eurobasket News

Canada and Lithuania are on top at 5-1 at the 2017 Jones Cup at the Taipei Peace Basketball Gymnasium. Canada overcame South Korea 98-72 as Diego Kapelan (190-G-87, college: McNeese St.) and Connor Wood (201-G-93) led the way with 18 points each. Dongseob Lim replied with 12 points as his tam fell at 4-2 record.
Gilas improved to 4-2, forging a tie for third with the South Koreans after an 84-75 win over Iraq in the William Jones Cup tonight at the Taipei Peace Basketball Gymnasium. Mike Myers (206-F-92, college: Md-E Shore) led Gilas Pilipinas 16 points and 18 rebounds, Kiefer Isaac Ravena (181-G/F-93) added 13 points, Roger Pogoy had 12 points and Carl Bryan Cruz contributed 10 points apiece.
Lithuania grabbed an 85-65 win over Republic of China Blue. Eigirdas Zukauskas (205-F-92) scored 15 points for the Baltic side and Sarunas Vingelis (191-G-89) brought 14. Yi-Hsiang Chou (190-G-91) replied with 17 points in a loss and Huan-Ya Yu had 13.
Iran edged Japan 87-78, while Republic of China White stormed past India 117-87.




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Women News


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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  BRAZIL  


Uniao Sportiva adds Monteiro to their roster, ex UNINASSAU - by Joao Santos

Clube Uniao Sportiva Ponta Delgada (Liga Feminina) added to their roster 22-year old Brazilian forward Raphaella Monteiro (181-65kg-95). She has played for the last two seasons at UNINASSAU/America de Recife in Brazilian LBF league. In 27 games she had 12.6ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.6apg and 1.5spg last season. Monteiro helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very spectacular season in her career as she was selected Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian LBF Most Improved Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and named to 1st Team. She also played that season for Recife (also in LBF) where in 27 games she recorded 12.6ppg, 7.2rpg and 1.6apg. Great season indeed as she was selected Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian LBF Most Improved Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and named to 1st Team.
Monteiro represented Brazil at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 9.7ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 41.7%, 3PT: 15.4%, FT: 80.0%.

Clube Uniao Sportiva Ponta Delgada roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Felicite Mendes
Joanna Smith

Forwards:
Maria Ferreira
Raphaella Monteiro
Clara Rodrigues

Coach: Ricardo Botelho

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CANADA  


Janine Guijt (ex Binnenland) joins Olimpico 64 Colegio Santa Gema - by Eurobasket News

Olimpico 64 Colegio Santa Gema (LF2) agreed terms with 22-year old Canadian guard Janine Guijt (173-95, college: Regina). She played last season at Binnenland in Dutch Eredivisie. In 22 games she was fifth best scorer with 12.3ppg and averaged 2.5rpg and 2.1apg. Guijt helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Honorable Mention.
She graduated from Regina University in 2014 and it is her fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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Piestanske Cajky adds Kasparkova to their roster, ex Handicap Brno - by Eurobasket News

Piestanske Cajky (Extraliga) added to their roster 25-year old Czech power forward Barbora Kasparkova (185-92). She has played for the last eight seasons at Handicap Brno in ZBL league in Czech Republic. In 22 games she recorded 6.5ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.5spg last season. Kasparkova's team won Czech Republic Cup in 2013 and 2017.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B 2nd Team back in 2012.
Kasparkova represented Czech Republic at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 5.0ppg, 4.0rpg.
Kasparkova has played also professionally in Czech Republic (SSMH Brno).
On Kasparkova: Barbora is a 185cm Czech Forward/Post that has long experience in the Czech league. She is a very good and strong defender and fighting for every possession. Barbora has a good shoot, strong drive and rebounds well on both ends. She is a great team-player, hard worker and very coachable player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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  DENMARK  


Den Helder signs Kayla Bernsen, ex Lemvig - by Eurobasket News

Dozy BV Den Helder (Eredivisie) signed American center Kayla Bernsen (190, college: W.Washington). She played last season at Lemvig VB in Danish Dameligaen. In 20 games she had 14.4ppg, 9.3rpg (#4 in the league) and 1.3apg. Bernsen helped them to win the cup. A very impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Danish Dameligaen 3rd Team.
She graduated from Western Washington in 2013 and it is her fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EEWBL  


Bakhos is back at Al Riyadi - by Eurobasket News

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Division I) added to their roster 31-year old guard Aida Bakhos (175-86, college: Lamar). It is actually her comeback to Beirut as she has played here before. Bakhos has played for the last four seasons at Homentmen Antelias in the Division I. She helped them to win the League title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Bakhos was a member of Lebanese Senior National Team back in 2011.
She is a very experienced player.
Bakhos graduated from Lamar University in 2008 and it is her tenth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROLEAGUE  


Piestanske Cajky adds Kasparkova to their roster, ex Handicap Brno - by Eurobasket News

Piestanske Cajky (Extraliga) added to their roster 25-year old Czech power forward Barbora Kasparkova (185-92). She has played for the last eight seasons at Handicap Brno in ZBL league in Czech Republic. In 22 games she recorded 6.5ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.5spg last season. Kasparkova's team won Czech Republic Cup in 2013 and 2017.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B 2nd Team back in 2012.
Kasparkova represented Czech Republic at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 5.0ppg, 4.0rpg.
Kasparkova has played also professionally in Czech Republic (SSMH Brno).
On Kasparkova: Barbora is a 185cm Czech Forward/Post that has long experience in the Czech league. She is a very good and strong defender and fighting for every possession. Barbora has a good shoot, strong drive and rebounds well on both ends. She is a great team-player, hard worker and very coachable player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FIBA AMERICUP  

Standings

1
Preliminary Round: Round 1

A

Aug. 6: BRA - VEN
Aug. 6: ISV - ARG

B

Aug. 6: PUR - MEX
Aug. 6: CUB - CAN



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  FINLAND  


Reshetko re-signs at Catz - by Eurobasket News

Catz Lappeenranta (SM-sarja) confirmed in their roster 31-year old Russian power forward Elena Reshetko (184-86). She has played there for the last twelve seasons. In 29 SM-sarja games she had very impressive stats: 16.6ppg, 9.0rpg, 2.3apg and 1.2spg last season. Reshetko helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very spectacular season in her career as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Finnish League Bosman Player of the Year and named to 1st Team. She played in the final of Latvian-Estonian LSBL.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Reshetko was voted Eurobasket.com All-Finnish League Player of the Year in 2012, 2013 and 2016.
She was a member of Russian U21 National Team back in 2007.
Reshetko has played also professionally in Germany (Koepenick).

Catz Lappeenranta roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Valencia McFarland
Johanna Kalin

Forward:
Roosa Kosonen

Center:
Elena Reshetko

Coach: Mika Haakana

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @Korisliiga)

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  FRANCE  


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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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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  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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Hannover inks Snezana Colic - by Eurobasket News

TK Hannover (DBBL) signed 25-year old Serbian guard Snezana Colic (178-92). She played last season at Vasas Akademia in Hungarian A Division. In 25 games she had 12.4ppg, 6.0rpg, 5.4apg and 1.7spg.
The previous (15-16) season Colic played at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian 1 ZLS where in 24 games she recorded 9.5ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.8apg and 2.1spg. She helped them to win the cup and make to league final. A very impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League 2nd Team.
Colic represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Debrecen (Hungary) five years ago.
She has played also professionally in Croatia (Kvarner), Turkey (Edirne and Orduspor) and Serbia (Radivoj Korac).

TK Hannover roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Snezana Colic
Mary Mihalyi

Forwards:
Dragana Gobeljic
Martina Matejcikova
Tessa Stammberger

Center:
Ivana Brajkovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GREECE  


Ria Pateraki agreed terms with Faros Keratsiniou - by Eurobasket News

A.O. Faros Keratsiniou (A2) inked 24-year old former international power forward Ria Pateraki (185-93, college: Texas Woman's). She played most recently at Panionios in the A1. In 23 games she recorded 8.5ppg and 4.7rpg last season. A2 will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time. Pateraki helped them to make it to the cup final.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Panathinaikos where in 15 games she averaged just 2.9ppg and 2.1rpg. Pateraki contributed to her team making it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
She was also a member of Greek international program for some years. Pateraki played for Greek Senior National Team back in 2012 and previously for U18 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
She represented Greece at the European Championships U20 in Samsun (Turkey) four years ago. Her stats at that event were 8 games: 2.3ppg, 1.6rpg.
Pateraki has played previously for two other teams: Eunikos and Hania.
She attended Texas Woman's University until 2013 and it will be her fifth season in pro basketball.

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

Guards:
Zoi Kechagia
Argiroula Kalogirou
Aristea Maglara
Vraka
Saliai

Forwards:
Panagiota Stabourlou
Efi Kritza
Ria Pateraki
Polina Stabourlou
Alexandridou
Katerina Karakasidou
Kontrafouri
Ioanna Hatzileonti

Center:
Peli Papamichail

Coach: Giorgos Leivadis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HOLLAND  


Den Helder signs Kayla Bernsen, ex Lemvig - by Eurobasket News

Dozy BV Den Helder (Eredivisie) signed American center Kayla Bernsen (190, college: W.Washington). She played last season at Lemvig VB in Danish Dameligaen. In 20 games she had 14.4ppg, 9.3rpg (#4 in the league) and 1.3apg. Bernsen helped them to win the cup. A very impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Danish Dameligaen 3rd Team.
She graduated from Western Washington in 2013 and it is her fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Myrthe Den Heeten is a newcomer at Binnenland - by Eurobasket News

Challenge Sports-Binnenland (Eredivisie) strengthened their roster with addition of 20-year old guard Myrthe Den Heeten (173-97). She has played for the last five years at CTO Amsterdam in the D3. In 22 games she recorded 6.3ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.5apg and 1.0spg in 2015-16 season.
Despite young age she had impressive career. Den Heeten's team made it to the Eredivisie Semifinals for two years in a row (2014 and 2015).
Den Heeten represented Holland at the European Championships U20 in Matosinhos (Portugal) this year. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 6.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 52.9%, 3PT: 32.1%, FT: 0.0%.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Den Helder signs rookie Gaby Bronson in her first year in pro basketball - by Eurobasket News

Dozy BV Den Helder (Eredivisie) strengthened their roster with addition of American guard Gaby Bronson (183). just graduated from Wisc.-Parkside (NCAA2).
As mentioned above Bronson is just out of the college and it will be her first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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  ICELAND  


Grindavik keeps Kristinardottir for another season - by Eurobasket News

U.M.F. Grindavik (D1) re-signed 22-year old international guard Ingunn Kristinardottir (170-95). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 26 Dominos League games she averaged 10.1ppg, 5.1rpg, 2.1apg and 1.6spg last season. D1 will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time. Kristinardottir helped them to make it to the Supercup final. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League Honorable Mention.
Kristinardottir's team won Icelandic Lengjan Cup in 2015.
She has been also a member of Icelandic international program for some years. Kristinardottir has regularly played for Icelandic senior team since 2013 and previously for U18 National Team in 2013.
She also represented Iceland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 3.5ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.5apg.
Kristinardottir has played previously for Keflavik.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ISRAEL  


Gernika signs Talia Caldwell, ex Ramat Hasharon - by Eurobasket News

Gernika Kirol Elkartea Saskibaloia (LFB) signed 26-year old American center Talia Caldwell (188-91, college: California). She played most recently at Ramat Hasharon in Israeli D1 league, but left the team in Dec.'16. In 6 games she had 11.7ppg, 14.2rpg, 2.3apg and 1.0bpg last season.
The previous (2016) summer Caldwell played at Cangrejeras in Puerto Rican BSNF where in 9 games she recorded very impressive stats: 16.9ppg, 11.6rpg and 2.2apg in 2016 season.
She won NIT championship title in 2010.
Caldwell has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). She has played previously professionally in Greece (Ippokratis), Poland (Energa Torun) and Spain (Conquero).
Caldwell attended University of California until 2013 and it will be her fifth season as a professional player.

Gernika Kirol Elkartea Saskibaloia roster for 2017-2018:

Anna Gomez
Naiara Diez
Amaya Gastaminza
Juana Molina-Prados
Talia Caldwell
Ameryst Alston
Itziar Ariztimuno

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ITALY  


Lucchesini re-signs at Empoli - by Eurobasket News

Use Scotti Empoli (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 21-year old point guard Alice Lucchesini (170-96). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 8 Serie A2 games she had just 2.5ppg last season.
Lucchesini's team was Runner-Up of A2 Group A Regular Season 2017.

Use Scotti Empoli roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Francesca Rosellini
Greta Brunelli
Nadia Calamai
Alice Lucchesini

Forward:
Linda Gimignani

Centers:
Klara Pochobradska
Laura Manetti

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Empoli keeps Manetti for another season - by Eurobasket News

Use Scotti Empoli (Serie A2) re-signed 18-year old center Laura Manetti (181-99). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 20 Serie A2 games she recorded just 2.3ppg and 2.9rpg last season.
Manetti's team was Runner-Up of A2 Group A Regular Season 2017.

Use Scotti Empoli roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Francesca Rosellini
Greta Brunelli
Nadia Calamai

Forward:
Linda Gimignani

Centers:
Klara Pochobradska
Laura Manetti

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gimignani re-signs at Empoli - by Eurobasket News

Use Scotti Empoli (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 31-year old forward Linda Gimignani (180-86). She has played there for the last two seasons. But in 15 Serie A2 games she had just 1.7ppg and 1.9rpg last season.
Gimignani's team was Runner-Up of A2 Group A Regular Season 2017.
She is a very experienced player.

Use Scotti Empoli roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Francesca Rosellini
Greta Brunelli
Nadia Calamai

Forward:
Linda Gimignani

Center:
Klara Pochobradska

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Rosellini re-signs at Empoli - by Eurobasket News

Use Scotti Empoli (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 27-year old guard Francesca Rosellini (176-90). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 21 Serie A2 games she recorded 9.5ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.1apg last season. Rosellini helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
She has played previously for four other teams: Alghero, La Spezia, Trieste and San Salvatore.

Use Scotti Empoli roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Francesca Rosellini
Greta Brunelli
Nadia Calamai

Center:
Klara Pochobradska

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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C.U.S. Cagliari inks Eugenia Caldaro - by Eurobasket News

C.U.S. Cagliari (Serie A2) agreed terms with 21-year old forward Eugenia Caldaro (178-96) from Velco Vicenza. In 30 Serie A2 games she had 4.3ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.1spg last season. She helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Caldaro played at Carispezia La Spezia where in 33 games she recorded 3.7ppg and 2.7rpg. She contributed to her team winning the A2 title (twice) and they also made it to the Cup final (twice).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Japan adjusts Asia Cup approach with star player Tokashiki absent - by Eurobasket News

When the Japan Basketball Association announced its 12-player women's national team squad for the upcoming FIBA Asia Cup in Bangalore, India, a couple of weeks ago, it came as a bit of a surprise, because it did not list the name of star player Ramu Tokashiki (191-F/C-91), who is arguably the nation's No. 1 player. Tokashiki, 26, is currently playing in her third season for the WNBA's Seattle Storm, and has not participated in national team activities since April. But Japan head coach Tom Hovasse warned that bringing in a player just before a tournament could disrupt what has already been established. Japan enters the Asia Cup, which had previously been called the Asia Championships, as the two-time reigning gold medalist, with Tokashiki having garnered MVP honors both times. Hovasse recalled that in the 2015 Asia Cup, in which the American served as an assistant, the team lost its balance a little bit when Tokashiki joined about a week before, having returned to Asia from Seattle. Hovasse added that it is not a good thing to be dependent on one particular player, even when the player is the best talent on the team like Tokashiki. 'You see the Golden State Warriors,' Hovasse told reporters in Japanese, citing last season's NBA champions, after his team's practice at Tokyo's National Training Center last week. 'Do they keep playing around the two superstars (in Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant)? No, they pass the ball around (to give other players chances as well).' The absence of Tokashiki, a 192-cm player who would be the tallest on the Akatsuki Five, is certainly a concern for the team in terms of height near the basket. But Hovasse has attempted to play small ball offensively, applying a 'stretch four' strategy (playing the power forward on the perimeter), in order to spread the floor out and minimize the lack of the size. 'We have a lot of good shooters,' said Hovasse, a former NBA player. 'For example, (Yuki) Miyazawa is tall (182 cm) but can shoot from outside as well.' Forwards Moeko Nagaoka (180-F-93) and Evelyn Mawuli (180-C/F-95) and guard Kaede Kondo (173-G/F-91) are others who can contribute to the national squad with their long-range skills. Team captain and point guard Asami Yoshida said Hovasse has repeatedly put an emphasis on defensive rebounding throughout the training camps, because it would be key in order for the team to compete on par against the rest of the world. 'Since Tom took over, we have worked on our rebounding so hard, fully utilizing our bodies,' Yoshida said. 'And we've absolutely got to have fastbreaks (following the defensive rebounding) to win.' Yoshida added that Japan, which looks to win a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, is a different team now, even compared to the squad for last summer's Rio de Janeiro Games, where it did not have many shooters. 'We have so many good shooters now,' the 29-year-old said. 'We have Two, Three, Four (shooting guard, small forward and power forward) players who have some height yet can shoot (from outside) at higher percentages. That's our strength.' Yoshida said Hovasse stressed to the team that he chose 12 players who could help win the Asia Cup championship. But in order to accomplish that, Yoshida insists that Japan has 'got to play in a way it wants to play for the entire 40 minutes, not 20 minutes or 30 minutes.' 'There's no shortcut for us,' said the Jx-Eneos Sunflowers player, who has earned the Women's Japan Basketball League playoff MVP award three times. 'We have to play fully for the entire 40 minutes.' Hovasse said with a smile that he feels ready and wants to get in the Asia Cup as soon as possible. 'We're in good shape,' he said. 'We've spent a long time in our training camps and made travels (to the United States and Europe) since April. Now we want to start playing in the Asia Cup soon.' The Asia Cup will be played between July 23 and 29.
Courtesy of: japantimes.co.jp



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  LEBANON  


Bakhos is back at Al Riyadi - by Eurobasket News

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Division I) added to their roster 31-year old guard Aida Bakhos (175-86, college: Lamar). It is actually her comeback to Beirut as she has played here before. Bakhos has played for the last four seasons at Homentmen Antelias in the Division I. She helped them to win the League title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Bakhos was a member of Lebanese Senior National Team back in 2011.
She is a very experienced player.
Bakhos graduated from Lamar University in 2008 and it is her tenth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  NAIA  


Markell Cox Named Cincinnati Christian Head Women's Basketball Coach - by Eurobasket News

Cincinnati Christian University is proud to announce the hiring of Markell Cox as the new Head Women's Basketball Coach. Markell comes to CCU from Urbana University where he has been an Assistant Basketball Coach for the last two years as well as the Head Women's Golf Coach. Markell also spent time coaching in the Dayton Lady Hoopstars AAU program. Coach Cox helped turn around Urbana improving the team record from 1-28 to 13-15. Coach Cox spent time as the Head Coach at Clark State Community College before joining the staff at Urbana. Markell also was an Assistant Coach at Southeastern Illinois College. While at Southeastern Illinois the Falcons finished 15-15 after going 0-28 in 2013-14. Markell is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. He is an alumnus of Middle Tennessee State University where he earned a double-bachelor's in Physical Education and Business Education. 'The five pillars of our program are God, faith, family, education, and basketball. I would also like to be more involved in the community with our program centered around volunteer work as well as working with the youth of Cincinnati. I also want to incorporate more of a partnership with FCA for our athletes.' Cox is also a member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
Courtesy of: ccuathletics.com



Markell Cox Named Cincinnati Christian Head Women's Basketball Coach - by Eurobasket News

Cincinnati Christian University is proud to announce the hiring of Markell Cox as the new Head Women's Basketball Coach. Markell comes to CCU from Urbana University where he has been an Assistant Basketball Coach for the last two years as well as the Head Women's Golf Coach. Markell also spent time coaching in the Dayton Lady Hoopstars AAU program. Coach Cox helped turn around Urbana improving the team record from 1-28 to 13-15. Coach Cox spent time as the Head Coach at Clark State Community College before joining the staff at Urbana. Markell also was an Assistant Coach at Southeastern Illinois College. While at Southeastern Illinois the Falcons finished 15-15 after going 0-28 in 2013-14. Markell is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. He is an alumnus of Middle Tennessee State University where he earned a double-bachelor's in Physical Education and Business Education. 'The five pillars of our program are God, faith, family, education, and basketball. I would also like to be more involved in the community with our program centered around volunteer work as well as working with the youth of Cincinnati. I also want to incorporate more of a partnership with FCA for our athletes.' Cox is also a member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
Courtesy of: ccuathletics.com



Markell Cox Named Cincinnati Christian Head Women's Basketball Coach - by Eurobasket News

Cincinnati Christian University is proud to announce the hiring of Markell Cox as the new Head Women's Basketball Coach. Markell comes to CCU from Urbana University where he has been an Assistant Basketball Coach for the last two years as well as the Head Women's Golf Coach. Markell also spent time coaching in the Dayton Lady Hoopstars AAU program. Coach Cox helped turn around Urbana improving the team record from 1-28 to 13-15. Coach Cox spent time as the Head Coach at Clark State Community College before joining the staff at Urbana. Markell also was an Assistant Coach at Southeastern Illinois College. While at Southeastern Illinois the Falcons finished 15-15 after going 0-28 in 2013-14. Markell is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. He is an alumnus of Middle Tennessee State University where he earned a double-bachelor's in Physical Education and Business Education. 'The five pillars of our program are God, faith, family, education, and basketball. I would also like to be more involved in the community with our program centered around volunteer work as well as working with the youth of Cincinnati. I also want to incorporate more of a partnership with FCA for our athletes.' Cox is also a member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
Courtesy of: ccuathletics.com



Markell Cox Named Cincinnati Christian Head Women's Basketball Coach - by Eurobasket News

Cincinnati Christian University is proud to announce the hiring of Markell Cox as the new Head Women's Basketball Coach. Markell comes to CCU from Urbana University where he has been an Assistant Basketball Coach for the last two years as well as the Head Women's Golf Coach. Markell also spent time coaching in the Dayton Lady Hoopstars AAU program. Coach Cox helped turn around Urbana improving the team record from 1-28 to 13-15. Coach Cox spent time as the Head Coach at Clark State Community College before joining the staff at Urbana. Markell also was an Assistant Coach at Southeastern Illinois College. While at Southeastern Illinois the Falcons finished 15-15 after going 0-28 in 2013-14. Markell is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. He is an alumnus of Middle Tennessee State University where he earned a double-bachelor's in Physical Education and Business Education. 'The five pillars of our program are God, faith, family, education, and basketball. I would also like to be more involved in the community with our program centered around volunteer work as well as working with the youth of Cincinnati. I also want to incorporate more of a partnership with FCA for our athletes.' Cox is also a member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
Courtesy of: ccuathletics.com



Markell Cox Named Cincinnati Christian Head Women's Basketball Coach - by Eurobasket News

Cincinnati Christian University is proud to announce the hiring of Markell Cox as the new Head Women's Basketball Coach. Markell comes to CCU from Urbana University where he has been an Assistant Basketball Coach for the last two years as well as the Head Women's Golf Coach. Markell also spent time coaching in the Dayton Lady Hoopstars AAU program. Coach Cox helped turn around Urbana improving the team record from 1-28 to 13-15. Coach Cox spent time as the Head Coach at Clark State Community College before joining the staff at Urbana. Markell also was an Assistant Coach at Southeastern Illinois College. While at Southeastern Illinois the Falcons finished 15-15 after going 0-28 in 2013-14. Markell is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. He is an alumnus of Middle Tennessee State University where he earned a double-bachelor's in Physical Education and Business Education. 'The five pillars of our program are God, faith, family, education, and basketball. I would also like to be more involved in the community with our program centered around volunteer work as well as working with the youth of Cincinnati. I also want to incorporate more of a partnership with FCA for our athletes.' Cox is also a member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
Courtesy of: ccuathletics.com



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Caldwell Returns to WVU as Assistant Coach - by Eurobasket News

West Virginia University women's basketball coach Mike Carey announced the hiring of former Mountaineer student-athlete Christal Caldwell (5'9''-G/F-90, college: W.Virginia) as an assistant coach on Thursday. Caldwell has spent the last two seasons at La Salle. She is the first Mountaineer student-athlete to play under coach Mike Carey and return to Morgantown as an assistant coach. 'We are very excited to have Christal return to West Virginia University,' Carey stated. 'She brings a unique perspective to our staff because she knows what it takes to be a Mountaineer. Christal has shown tremendous growth as a young up-and-coming coach and I know she'll do great things here at WVU. We are looking forward to having her back in Morgantown.' 'I want to thank Coach Carey for this opportunity,' Caldwell said. 'There is no greater feeling than knowing that I will be coming back to my alma mater and that I will be in a position to help continue the success of our women's basketball program. Having played at WVU and under Coach Carey, the love I have for the University is indescribable. I'm so excited to get started and do what I love, which is to develop young women and help them grow on and off the basketball court. It's true when they say, 'once a Mountaineer, always a Mountaineer.' Most recently, Caldwell served as an assistant coach for the Explorers who saw an incredible turnaround in 2016-17. La Salle finished the campaign with 17 victories, 12 more than the previous season. As the guards coach, Caldwell guided two Explorers to conference honors, including league scoring leader Amy Griffin to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team and Jasmine Alston to the A-10 All-Defensive Team. Additionally, Griffin led the Philadelphia Big 5 in scoring and was a Philadelphia All-Big 5 First Team honoree in 2017. Also under Caldwell's guidance, Adreana Miller led the Big 5 in free throw percentage. Caldwell worked in implementing team programs and assessing strength and weaknesses for each student-athlete. Additionally, she served as the coach liaison between academic services, compliance, marketing, equipment and facilities. In 2015-16, Caldwell served as the director of operations at La Salle. She was responsible for managing the team's business affairs, coordinating travel and practice times as well as organizing and managing the team budget. In her two seasons, Caldwell helped guide Amy Griffin to the Atlantic 10 scoring title (17.7 points per game) and a third team Atlantic 10 All-Conference selection last season. Meanwhile, Micahya Owens averaged 13.4 points per game last season and became the 24th Explorer to score 1,000 career points under the tutelage of Caldwell. Caldwell joined the Explorers in 2015 after spending the previous two summers as the head camp counselor for various women's basketball camps in the Charlotte area. As head camp counselor, Caldwell designed training activities and led group activities for camp participants. After a decorated career as a guard at West Virginia, Caldwell played professionally for FIBA's Sepsi SIC in Romania. The Charlotte native was a four-year letterwinner for the Mountaineers, scoring 1,246 career points on the way to All-Big East Honorable Mention as a sophomore and All-Big 12 First Team honors as a junior. Caldwell also led WVU to a Big 12 Conference title in 2014, the first regular-season conference title for the Mountaineers since 1992. Caldwell earned a degree in psychology from West Virginia, where she also minored in child development and communications.
Courtesy of: msnsportsnet.com



Bridgette Gordon joins Lady Vol staff - by Eurobasket News

Women's Basketball Hall of Famer Bridgette Gordon , who helped Tennessee capture two of its eight NCAA titles in the sport as a student-athlete, has returned to her alma mater as an assistant, UT Head Coach Holly Warlick announced on Thursday. Gordon, a 1988 U.S. Olympic gold medalist, comes to Rocky Top from Wichita State, where she spent seven seasons, including the last three as the recruiting coordinator. Gordon, who served as associate head coach a year ago, helped WSU land the highest-ranked recruiting class in program history when Blue Star Basketball rated the 2012-13 signing group at No. 47 in the nation. In addition to her work as a gifted recruiter, Gordon helped the Shockers make their first three appearances ever in the NCAA Tournament while capturing the program's first three regular- and post-season conference championships. The Shockers advanced to postseason play five times during her stint in Wichita. "Though there was urgency to fill this position, I took my time and turned over every stone to find the best fit for this program," Warlick said. "Bridgette checks all the boxes in terms of who I wanted. I am so excited to welcome her back to Tennessee as a member of our staff." "Everyone we visited with about Bridgette spoke highly of her reputation as a coach and person. She has great relationships with her players, college administrators, AAU and high school coaches, university donors and the community. One veteran college athletics administrator told us 'the game needs Bridgette Gordon in it.'" "Bridgette is not only a fantastic recruiter, but she also is an experienced floor coach who holds players accountable. She has a great love for Tennessee, coaches with passion, cares about people, embodies loyalty and is invested in the history and future of this program. I can't wait to hit the ground running with Bridgette on our staff." Gordon, who has 14 years of experience in the coaching ranks and another as a WNBA scout, expressed her joy in returning to campus as a member of the Warlick's staff. "First, I would like to thank God for blessing me with this opportunity," Gordon said. "I am grateful to Holly and the UT Athletics administration for the opportunity and for having faith in me to continue building the rich tradition of the Lady Vol program. "This opportunity is reminiscent of a call I received over 30 years ago, of being offered a scholarship. I had always dreamed of being a Lady Vol. After playing and being part of this rich tradition, I have continued to dream about coming back as a coach and helping Holly continue to add to the Lady Vol legacy. Another dream has come true! "I'm overwhelmed and grateful, because Knoxville is a special place. I spent the best four years of my life here. The fans have always been so faithful and supportive. There is no place like home, and I'm overwhelmed with gratitude. It's heartfelt, because it has only been a year since we lost Pat, and I know she would be proud of me. "I look forward to assisting Holly, Dean and Sharrona as we continue to shape this wonderful program, but most importantly I am ecstatic about meeting and working with this awesome group of Lady Vols." Gordon's influence helped establish several Wichita State student-athletes as dominant forces in the Missouri Valley Conference. She helped guide Jessica Diamond to a pair of first-team all-conference selections, Haleigh Lankster to 2011-12 MVC Defensive Player of the Year accolades, and Alex Harden to 2013, 2014 and 2015 MVC Tournament MVP honors as well as back-to-back MVC Defensive Player of the Year and 2015 MVC Player of the Year distinction. Harden developed into a 2015 WNBA Draft pick. Prior to her tenure at WSU, Gordon spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Along with being an assistant coach, she was GSU's recruiting coordinator her final two seasons with the Panthers, where she helped land the No. 52 ranked class in the nation. Georgia State improved its win total in each season Gordon spent on the bench. Before her stint in Atlanta, Gordon served one year as a regional scout for the WNBA in 2006-07. She traveled the country rating the top 50 seniors in the nation and evaluated underclassmen for future WNBA consideration. From 2001-06, Gordon was an assistant coach in her hometown of DeLand, Fla., at Stetson University, and spent her last two seasons with the Hatters as the recruiting coordinator. In 2005, she helped lead the squad to its first conference tournament championship and the initial NCAA Tournament appearance in school history. Gordon enjoyed a stellar collegiate playing career at Tennessee from 1985-89, helping lead Tennessee to its first two NCAA National Championships as a sophomore (1987) and as a senior (1989) along with two other Final Four appearances. That accomplishment made UT the first school in women's basketball to advance to four consecutive NCAA Final Fours. With Warlick serving as an assistant to Pat Summitt on those Tennessee teams, Gordon was a four-time All-SEC First Team performer and two-time Kodak All-American. Her number 30 is hanging from the rafters at Thompson-Boling Arena, and she is a member of the Women's Basketball (2007), Tennessee Sports (2012), University of Tennessee Athletics (2001) and DeLand (Fla.) High School Halls of Fame. Gordon was named NCAA Final Four MVP, SEC Female Athlete of the Year and SEC Player of the Year in 1989 and was the SEC Tournament MVP in 1988 and 1989. She collected SEC Freshman of the Year accolades in 1986 and later was named to the NCAA 25th Anniversary Team and the Team of the Decade (1980s). Finishing her college career as UT's all-time leader in points (2,462) and steals (336), Gordon remains second in both categories through the 2016-17 season. The 1989 UT graduate possesses a B.S. in political science. On the international stage, Gordon earned her Olympic gold medal in 1988, prior to her senior year of college. She traveled to Seoul, South Korea, and helped the USA take the top spot on the podium. She was the fourth-leading scorer and one of two collegiate members of Team USA who brought home gold medals. Gordon's .571 field goal percentage was second on the squad that went 5-0 to achieve its "Sole Goal" of "Seoul Gold". Following her collegiate career, Gordon played professionally in Italy, where she was a perennial all-star and won seven Italian Championships and two European Cups (1994 & 1996), and Turkey, before a two-year stint with the WNBA's Sacramento Monarchs.
Courtesy of: utsports.com



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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PORTUGAL  


Uniao Sportiva adds Monteiro to their roster, ex UNINASSAU - by Joao Santos

Clube Uniao Sportiva Ponta Delgada (Liga Feminina) added to their roster 22-year old Brazilian forward Raphaella Monteiro (181-65kg-95). She has played for the last two seasons at UNINASSAU/America de Recife in Brazilian LBF league. In 27 games she had 12.6ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.6apg and 1.5spg last season. Monteiro helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very spectacular season in her career as she was selected Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian LBF Most Improved Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and named to 1st Team. She also played that season for Recife (also in LBF) where in 27 games she recorded 12.6ppg, 7.2rpg and 1.6apg. Great season indeed as she was selected Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian LBF Most Improved Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and named to 1st Team.
Monteiro represented Brazil at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 9.7ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 41.7%, 3PT: 15.4%, FT: 80.0%.

Clube Uniao Sportiva Ponta Delgada roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Felicite Mendes
Joanna Smith

Forwards:
Maria Ferreira
Raphaella Monteiro
Clara Rodrigues

Coach: Ricardo Botelho

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  RUSSIA  


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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Reshetko re-signs at Catz - by Eurobasket News

Catz Lappeenranta (SM-sarja) confirmed in their roster 31-year old Russian power forward Elena Reshetko (184-86). She has played there for the last twelve seasons. In 29 SM-sarja games she had very impressive stats: 16.6ppg, 9.0rpg, 2.3apg and 1.2spg last season. Reshetko helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very spectacular season in her career as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Finnish League Bosman Player of the Year and named to 1st Team. She played in the final of Latvian-Estonian LSBL.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Reshetko was voted Eurobasket.com All-Finnish League Player of the Year in 2012, 2013 and 2016.
She was a member of Russian U21 National Team back in 2007.
Reshetko has played also professionally in Germany (Koepenick).

Catz Lappeenranta roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Valencia McFarland
Johanna Kalin

Forward:
Roosa Kosonen

Center:
Elena Reshetko

Coach: Mika Haakana

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @Korisliiga)

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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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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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Hannover inks Snezana Colic - by Eurobasket News

TK Hannover (DBBL) signed 25-year old Serbian guard Snezana Colic (178-92). She played last season at Vasas Akademia in Hungarian A Division. In 25 games she had 12.4ppg, 6.0rpg, 5.4apg and 1.7spg.
The previous (15-16) season Colic played at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian 1 ZLS where in 24 games she recorded 9.5ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.8apg and 2.1spg. She helped them to win the cup and make to league final. A very impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League 2nd Team.
Colic represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Debrecen (Hungary) five years ago.
She has played also professionally in Croatia (Kvarner), Turkey (Edirne and Orduspor) and Serbia (Radivoj Korac).

TK Hannover roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Snezana Colic
Mary Mihalyi

Forwards:
Dragana Gobeljic
Martina Matejcikova
Tessa Stammberger

Center:
Ivana Brajkovic

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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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Tiffany Brown (ex Piestanske C.) signs at Udominate - by Eurobasket News

Udominate Basket Umea (Damligan) landed 31-year old American point guard Tiffany Brown (165-86, college: Georgia South). She played most recently at Piestanske Cajky in Slovakian Extraliga. Brown managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 29 Extraliga games she averaged 8.7ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.5apg (top 5) and 1.9spg (in top 4). She helped them to win the cup and make to league final. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com Slovakian Extraliga All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Brown also played 2 games in Eurocup where she had 8.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.5apg and 3.0spg. And finally she contributed to 6 games in CEWL where she recorded 11.2ppg, 3.3rpg, 4.2apg and 3.2spg.
The previous (15-16) season Brown played at Sallen. In 33 games she was fifth best scorer with impressive 15.7ppg and got 4.5rpg, 4.4apg (top 3) and 3.1spg (in top 2). She contributed to her team making it to the semifinals. She can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Damligan Import Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and selected to 1st Team.
Brown won CEWL championship title in 2014.
She has played also professionally in Poland (Basket Gdynia), Romania (ICIM Arad, Oradea, Alba Iulia and Timisoara) and WBCBL (RDU Sting).
Brown attended Georgia Southern University until 2008 and it will be her tenth season in pro basketball.

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Piestanske Cajky adds Kasparkova to their roster, ex Handicap Brno - by Eurobasket News

Piestanske Cajky (Extraliga) added to their roster 25-year old Czech power forward Barbora Kasparkova (185-92). She has played for the last eight seasons at Handicap Brno in ZBL league in Czech Republic. In 22 games she recorded 6.5ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.5spg last season. Kasparkova's team won Czech Republic Cup in 2013 and 2017.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B 2nd Team back in 2012.
Kasparkova represented Czech Republic at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 5.0ppg, 4.0rpg.
Kasparkova has played also professionally in Czech Republic (SSMH Brno).
On Kasparkova: Barbora is a 185cm Czech Forward/Post that has long experience in the Czech league. She is a very good and strong defender and fighting for every possession. Barbora has a good shoot, strong drive and rebounds well on both ends. She is a great team-player, hard worker and very coachable player.

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AE Sedis sign Shereesha Richards - by Eurobasket News

Associacio Esportiva Sedis Basquet (LFB) signed 24-year old American forward Shereesha Richards (185-93, college: Albany) from Zamarat. In 23 LFB games in Spain she had 10.9ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.4spg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Richards' college team won AEC Tournament for four years in a row (between 2013 and 2016). She was also voted All-AEC Player of the Year and All-AEC 1st Team in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Richards graduated from University at Albany in 2016 and it is her second season as a professional player.

Associacio Esportiva Sedis Basquet roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Macarena Rosset
Yurena Diaz
Ariadna Pujol

Forwards:
Shereesha Richards
Mehryn Kraker
Caitlyn Ramirez

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Paloma Dorda agreed terms with Alcobendas - by Eurobasket News

Fundal Alcobendas (LF2) inked 20-year old Paloma Dorda (97) from Ensino. In 20 LF2 games she recorded 4.5ppg and 3.0rpg last season.
Dorda has played previously for Segle XXI Bercelona.

Fundal Alcobendas roster for 2017-2018:

Paula Palomares
Sheila Mangada
Aitana Cuevas
Irene Ona
Lucia Togores
Paloma Dorda
Maria Malpartida

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Gernika signs Talia Caldwell, ex Ramat Hasharon - by Eurobasket News

Gernika Kirol Elkartea Saskibaloia (LFB) signed 26-year old American center Talia Caldwell (188-91, college: California). She played most recently at Ramat Hasharon in Israeli D1 league, but left the team in Dec.'16. In 6 games she had 11.7ppg, 14.2rpg, 2.3apg and 1.0bpg last season.
The previous (2016) summer Caldwell played at Cangrejeras in Puerto Rican BSNF where in 9 games she recorded very impressive stats: 16.9ppg, 11.6rpg and 2.2apg in 2016 season.
She won NIT championship title in 2010.
Caldwell has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). She has played previously professionally in Greece (Ippokratis), Poland (Energa Torun) and Spain (Conquero).
Caldwell attended University of California until 2013 and it will be her fifth season as a professional player.

Gernika Kirol Elkartea Saskibaloia roster for 2017-2018:

Anna Gomez
Naiara Diez
Amaya Gastaminza
Juana Molina-Prados
Talia Caldwell
Ameryst Alston
Itziar Ariztimuno

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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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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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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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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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Almeria keeps Diaz for another season - by Eurobasket News

LF2 newcomer ISE C.B. Almeria re-signed 27-year old point guard Adriana Diaz (165-90). She has played there for the last three seasons. But in two Liga Catalana games she averaged just 1.0ppg in 2015-16 season.

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Janine Guijt (ex Binnenland) joins Olimpico 64 Colegio Santa Gema - by Eurobasket News

Olimpico 64 Colegio Santa Gema (LF2) agreed terms with 22-year old Canadian guard Janine Guijt (173-95, college: Regina). She played last season at Binnenland in Dutch Eredivisie. In 22 games she was fifth best scorer with 12.3ppg and averaged 2.5rpg and 2.1apg. Guijt helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Honorable Mention.
She graduated from Regina University in 2014 and it is her fourth season as a professional player.

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Campus Promete hires coach Elorduy - by Eurobasket News

Campus Promete Logrono (LFB) hired 47-year old Spaniard coach Jorge Elorduy. He coached this summer at Sol de America Asuncion in Paraguayan Metropolitan League. He also coached for Sol de America (also in Metropolitan League) that season. Elorduy helped them to win the regular season. He used to coach Paraguayan Women National Team back in 2016.
Elorduy has coached also professionally in Lebanon and Spain (Cantabria, Melilla_Baloncesto and Santurtzi) and Paraguay (Deportivo Obrero).

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Tiffany Brown (ex Piestanske C.) signs at Udominate - by Eurobasket News

Udominate Basket Umea (Damligan) landed 31-year old American point guard Tiffany Brown (165-86, college: Georgia South). She played most recently at Piestanske Cajky in Slovakian Extraliga. Brown managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 29 Extraliga games she averaged 8.7ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.5apg (top 5) and 1.9spg (in top 4). She helped them to win the cup and make to league final. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com Slovakian Extraliga All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Brown also played 2 games in Eurocup where she had 8.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.5apg and 3.0spg. And finally she contributed to 6 games in CEWL where she recorded 11.2ppg, 3.3rpg, 4.2apg and 3.2spg.
The previous (15-16) season Brown played at Sallen. In 33 games she was fifth best scorer with impressive 15.7ppg and got 4.5rpg, 4.4apg (top 3) and 3.1spg (in top 2). She contributed to her team making it to the semifinals. She can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Damligan Import Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and selected to 1st Team.
Brown won CEWL championship title in 2014.
She has played also professionally in Poland (Basket Gdynia), Romania (ICIM Arad, Oradea, Alba Iulia and Timisoara) and WBCBL (RDU Sting).
Brown attended Georgia Southern University until 2008 and it will be her tenth season in pro basketball.

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Dedeoglu comes back to Bursa BSB - by Eurobasket News

Bursa BSB inked experienced 34-year old forward Dilek Dedeoglu (183-83, agency: LBM Management). It is actually her comeback to Bursa BSB as she has played here before. Dedeoglu played most recently at Bodrum in the TKBL. In 45 games she recorded 8.7ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.8apg last season. D3 will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Dedeoglu played at Ormanspor (also in TKBL) where in 11 games she averaged 10.7ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.8apg and 1.4spg.
Among other achievements Dedeoglu received Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKB2L Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
She has spent her entire career in Turkey playing for four other teams: Edremit, Samsun, Samsun and Urla Eda.

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Elazig lands Tugce Kanat - by Eurobasket News

Elazig Il Ozel Idare (TKBL) landed 32-year old guard Tugce Kanat (173-85) from Orduspor. In 35 TKBL games she averaged 13.5ppg, 4.2rpg, 5.2apg and 1.5spg last season. It was a very successful year in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKBL 2nd Team, Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team.
Kanat has played previously for seven other teams: Burhaniye Bld, Urla Belediyesi Genclik Sport Club, Izmir Buyuksehir Belediyesi, Izmir Eda, Mersin Uni, Zeytinli and Izmir Eda.

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Meric Yenal agreed terms with Izmit - by Eurobasket News

Izmit Belediyespor (TKBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old former international forward Meric Yenal (188-88) from Edirne Bld. Edirnespor. In 10 TKBL games she recorded 6.9ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg last season.
Yenal's team was regular season runner-up in Turkish TKBL Group A in 2016.
She was also a member of Turkish international program for some years. Yenal played for Turkish Senior National Team back in 2010 and previously for University National Team in 2007.
She represented Turkey at the Qualifications to European Championships 2011 seven years ago. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 2.0ppg, 1.5rpg.
Yenal has played previously for five other teams: Edremit, Samsun, Samsun, Hatay and Yalova Vip.

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Adana ASKI Mersin inks Erica Wheeler - by Eurobasket News

Adana ASKI Mersin (KBSL) agreed terms with 26-year old American point guard Erica Wheeler (170-91, college: Rutgers, agency: ProDep Management). She plays this summer at Indiana Fever (WNBA). In 20 WNBA games she had 11.6ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.5apg and 1.2spg. The last season she played at Maccabi Ashdod in Israeli D1 where in 20 games she recorded 8.2ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.1apg and 1.2spg. Wheeler helped them to win the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. She also played 2 games in Eurocup where she averaged 7.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.0apg and 1.0spg. The other team Wheeler played that season for was Perfumerias Avenida in Spanish LFB. In 10 games she got 10.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg. She also played 3 games in Euroleague where she got 9.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 6.0apg and 2.3spg.
Wheeler is quite experienced player. Her career allowed her to visit three different continents, while she played in four different countries. Wheeler tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. She has played previously professionally in Brazil (Recife and Sampaio), Puerto Rico (Atenienses), WNBA (New York Liberty and Atlanta Dream) and Turkey (Mersin Kurtulus).
Wheeler attended Rutgers, The State University until 2013 and it will be her fifth season as a professional player.

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Ormanspor keeps Demirkol for another season - by Eurobasket News

Ormanspor Genclik Ankara (TKBL) re-signed 25-year old guard Nihan Demirkol (172-92, agency: LBM Management). She played there last season. In 42 TKBL games she averaged 12.2ppg, 5.8rpg, 3.6apg and 1.6spg. Demirkol helped them to win the TKBL title and the cup. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKBL 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team.
Demirkol represented Turkey at the European Championships U18 for Women in Slovak Republic seven years ago. Her stats at that event were 8 games: 13.3ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.6apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 36.6%, FT: 59.5%.
Demirkol has played previously for four other teams: Cankaya, Gure, Edirne and Yakin Dogu Universitesi B.G.D..

Ormanspor Genclik Ankara roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Damla Gezgin
Nihan Demirkol
Serife Onar

Forwards:
Michelle Campbell
Simay Karaman

Centers:
Petra Kulichova
Luca Ivankovic

Coach: Furkan Saglik

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Gezgin re-signs at Ormanspor - by Eurobasket News

Ormanspor Genclik Ankara (TKBL) confirmed in their roster 27-year old ex-international guard Damla Gezgin (175-90, agency: LBM Management). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 46 TKBL games she had 7.7ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.0apg last season. Gezgin helped them to win the TKBL title (twice) and the cup (also twice).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she was voted Eurobasket.com Turkish TKBL All-Domestic Players Team in 2016.
Gezgin was also a member of Turkish international program for some years. She played for Turkish Senior National Team back in 2010 and previously for U18 National Team in 2008.
Gezgin represented Turkey at the European Championships U20 in Liepaja (Latvia) seven years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 8.6ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 47.6%, 3PT: 35.4%, FT: 75.0%.
Gezgin has played previously for three other teams: Mersin BSB, Botas and Cankaya.

Ormanspor Genclik Ankara roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Damla Gezgin
Serife Onar

Forwards:
Michelle Campbell
Simay Karaman

Centers:
Petra Kulichova
Luca Ivankovic

Coach: Furkan Saglik

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Candide Ozturk signs at Bursa BSB - by Eurobasket News

Bursa BSB landed 28-year old former international center Candide Ozturk (188-89). She played most recently at Hatay Bsb in the KBSL. KBSL was a little too high level for her, where in four games she did not score anything and had only 5 rebounds and 1 assist. Ozturk played 1 game in Euroleague where she recorded just 2 points and 4 rebounds last season. Her team won Turkish KBSL Supercup.
Ozturk was also a member of Turkish international program for some years. She played for Turkish Senior National Team back in 2009 and previously for U20 National Team in 2008.
Ozturk represented Turkey at the Mediterranean Games eight years ago.
She has played previously for three other teams: Cankaya, Ormanspor and Urla Eda.

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Gozde Yuruk joins Bursa BSB - by Eurobasket News

Bursa BSB agreed terms with 24-year old Gozde Yuruk (93, agency: 1andBox Sports Agency). She played last season at Mersin Universitesi in the TKBL. In 38 games she had 7.2ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.9apg and 1.3spg.
The previous (15-16) season Yuruk played at Mersin Kurtulus (also in TKBL) where in 25 games she recorded 10.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.1apg and 2.4spg.
Her team won Turkish TBBL Regular Season in 2011.
Yuruk has played previously for five other teams: Edremit, Izmir Buyuksehir Belediyesi, Izmir Eda, Konak and Denizli.

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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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  WBCBL  


Lady Diesel finishes 9-0, Mid-South Champs Headed to Nationals - by Eurobasket News

The Dallas Diesel Women's Basketball team has reclaim their title as "Queens of the Mid-South" and WBCBL Mid-South Regional Champions. The Lady Diesel finished the 2017 season with an 9-0 record with a win over West Coast powerhouse, Oakland Rise. The Diesel is headed to the 2017 WBCBL National Championship Tournament, to be held at Fontbonne University, in St. Louis, Missouri - August 4th-6th.
Courtesy of: dallasdiesel.weebly.com



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  WNBA  


Stefanie Dolson hits late 3, Sky beat Sparks 82-80 - by Eurobasket News

Stefanie Dolson (6'5''-C-92, college: Connecticut) hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 13 seconds left and scored 15 points to help the Sky beat Los Angeles 82-80 on Thursday for the Sparks' first home loss of the season. After a timeout with 20.4 seconds left, Courtney Vandersloot (5'8''-PG-89, college: Gonzaga) curled around the defense, drove the baseline and found an open Dolson in the corner for a 3-pointer. Nneka Ogwumike (6'3''-F-90, college: Stanford) dribbled into a double team in the lane and her shot was blocked out-of-bounds by Imani Boyette (6'7''-C-94, college: Texas) with 4.8 seconds left. Boyette blocked another shot under the basket, and Ogwumike's putback was short at the buzzer. Vandersloot had her fourth double-double in six games with 14 points and a career-high 14 assists for Chicago (8-13). Cappie Pondexter (5'9''-G-83, college: Rutgers) scored eight points to reach 6,500 for her career. Pondexter made a jumper with 7:24 left in the fourth quarter to give Chicago its first lead, 67-65, since 9-8. Nneka Ogwumike had 24 points and 10 rebounds for Los Angeles (14-6).
Courtesy of: chicagotribune.com