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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  


Egypt and Mali enter championship game in Mauritius - by Eurobasket News

SEMIFINALS
Egypt - Tunisia 86-45
Egypt cruised past Tunisia to make it into Final. Omar Morsy (01) stepped up with 18 points to lead the effort. Egypt grabbed a 24:7 lead after ten minutes. They followed with a 27:6 rally in the third term to clear off for good. Aly Khalifa (201-F-01) notched 10 points in the victory. Mohamed Zaghouani (02) responded with 18 points and 10 rebounds for Tunisia.

Mali - Algeria 72-62
Mali topped Algeria to advance into the title game in Mauritius. Siriman Kanoute (01) delivered 19 points to lead the winning side. Mali accounted for 34:25 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 17-point mark heading into the fourth frame and never looked back en route to the win. Oumar Ballo (204-C-02) posted 14 points and 19 rebounds in the victory. Ouail Gadaoui (01) responded with 17 points for Algeria.
5-8 Place
Mauritius - Madagascar 13-125
Madagascar knocked down Mauritius in the classification clash today. Marco Rakotovao (01) came up with 33 points to lead the visitors. Madagascar claimed a 63:5 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the win. Olivier Jaoravo (01) chipped in 26 points for the winning side. Jean Perrine (01) responded with 4 points for Mauritius.

Rwanda - Mozambique 67-33
Rwanda outgunned Mozambique in the classification round. Thierry Nkundwa (01) posted 22 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Rwanda grabbed a 29:15 halftime lead. They dropped 38 points in the second half to seal the victory. Brown Murengezi (01) had 17 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Ndzengo Buvana (01) responded with 8 points for Mozambique.



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  ARGENTINA  


Schattmann comes back to Quimsa - by Ivan Milenkovic

Asociacion Quimsa Santiago del Estero (LigaA) added to their roster 30-year old international shooting guard Carlos Schattmann (193-87). It is actually his comeback to Santiado Estero as he has played here before. Schattmann The last season Schattmann played at GECR Indalo. In 41 LigaA games he recorded 14.1ppg, 3.1rpg and 3.7apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Schattmann's team won Argentinian Super 4 Cup in 2016. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA Honorable Mention in 2014 and 2016.
Schattmann has been also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Argentinian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team in 2003.
Schattmann represented Argentina at the South American Championships in Caracas (Venezuela) last year. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 6 games: 9.8ppg, 1.0rpg, 3.0apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 51.7%.
Thanks to Schattmann's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Schattmann has played previously professionally also in Italy (Fortituto Kontatto Bologna), Spain and Argentina (Obras Basket, Boca Juniors, Lanus, Union de Sunchales and Olimpico de La Banda).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Great shooter and passer. Very intelligent player, never forces a shot and has a good view for his teammates. Is a classic shooting guard Drazen-Petrovic-style and can also play as point guard.

Asociacion Quimsa Santiago del Estero roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Carlos Schattmann
Nicolas De_los_Santos
Juan Brussino

Forwards:
Sebastian Vega
Dennis Horner

Centers:
Torin Francis
Roberto Acuna

Coach: Fabio Demti

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Asociacion Mitre Tucuman lands Joaquin Giordana - by Eurobasket News

Asociacion Mitre Tucuman (TNA) tabbed 27-year old point guard Joaquin Giordana (182-90) from Salta Basket. In 16 TNA games he averaged 5.7ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.4apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Giordana played at Obera Tennis Club where in 37 TNA games he had 8.6ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.2apg.
He won Argentinian Torneo Federal (Centro Oeste) championship title in 2014.
Giordana has played previously for five other teams: Estudiantes Olavarria, Libertad Sunchales, Estudiantes Concordia, Villa Angela and BHY Tiro Federal.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Salta Basket keeps Haag for another season - by Eurobasket News

Salta Basket (TNA) re-signed 22-year old guard Rodrigo Haag (193-95). He played there last season. In 33 TNA games he recorded 10.3ppg, 1.9rpg and 2.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season Haag played at Quimsa (LigaA) where in 52 games he averaged 3.7ppg and 1.2rpg.
He represented Argentina at the World Championships U19 in Prague (Czech Republic) four years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.9ppg, 1.1rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 20.8%, FT: 87.5%.
Haag has played previously for two other teams: Echague and Union de Santa Fe.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Agustin Bavasso signs at P.Echague - by Eurobasket News

I.C.D. Pedro Echague Capital Federal (TFB) landed guard Agustin Bavasso (188). He played most recently at Ferrocarril in the LigaA. LigaA was a little too high level for him, where in four games he did not score anything and had only 2 rebounds and 1 assist. TFB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Bavasso's team was Runner-Up of LigaA South Group Regular Season 2017.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Karl Cochran (ex Lausanne) is a newcomer at Penarol - by Eurobasket News

Penarol Mar del Plata (LigaA) added to their roster 25-year old American guard Karl Cochran (185-79kg-92, college: Wofford). He played last season at BBC Lausanne in Swiss LNA league. In 27 games he was second best scorer with impressive 21.3ppg and had 4.2rpg, 4.6apg (top 5) and 2.7spg (leader !!!). Great season indeed as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Defensive Player of the Year.
The previous (15-16) season Cochran played at another team Rio Grande Valley Vipers in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen where in 20 games he recorded 3.6ppg and 1.1rpg. He helped them to win the D-League Soutwest Division title (twice).
Two years ago Cochran was drafted by Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League) in third round (48th overall).
He attended Wofford College until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
Cochran was voted All-SoCon Player of the Year in 2015 at his college time.

Penarol Mar del Plata roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Karl Cochran

Forwards:
Diego Guaita
Alejandro Alloatti

Center:
Ricardo Glenn

By Eurobasket Data Center

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La Union signs Sebastian Picton - by Eurobasket News

La Union Colon (TNA) signed 25-year old Argentinian forward Sebastian Picton (196-92). He played this summer at CAN Oruro in Bolivian Libobasquet. The last season Picton played at Hindu where in 47 TNA games he had 7.7ppg and 3.6rpg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
Picton won Argentinian TNA championship title in 2014.
He has played previously for three other Argentinian teams: Ciclista, Olimpico de La Banda and Villa Angela.

La Union Colon roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lautaro Fraga
Alvaro Merlo
Alejo Crotti

Forwards:
Sebastian Picton
Jeffrey Parker

Center:
Facundo Mendoza

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Diego Corral agreed terms with Vicenza - by Eurobasket News

Banca Popolare Vicenza (Serie B) inked 31-year old naturalized Argentinian center Diego Corral (205-100kg-86, agency: Interperformances) from Fulgor Omegna. In 27 Serie B games he recorded 13.3ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.1apg and 1.2bpg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B Honorable Mention.
Corral ended the previous (2015-16) season at Tezenis Verona (Serie A) where in three games he averaged just 2.7ppg and 1.0rpg. But the most of that year he spent at Bawer Olimpia Matera (Serie A2). In 29 games he had 8.6ppg and 5.8rpg.
Corral's team won Italian Nazionale B Group C Regular Season in 2013.
He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Corral has played previously professionally also in Argentina (MH Basket) and Italy (Lighthouse Conad Trapani, Anagni, Napoli Basket, Bisceglie and Sarno).
His game is described as: A strong inside player with great wingspan and quickness. Runs well the court, has great timing for both the shot blocking and the rebounding. Has good 1-vs-1 moves in the paint, can easily beat taller opponents.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Alejandro Alloatti agreed terms with Penarol - by Eurobasket News

Penarol Mar del Plata (LigaA) strengthened their roster with addition of 33-year old former Argentinian international power forward Alejandro Alloatti (203-110kg-84) from Libertad Sunchales. He has played there for the last six years. In 39 LigaA games he averaged 6.6ppg and 3.9rpg last season.
Among other achievements Alloatti's team made it to the Argentinian Super 4 Cup Final Four in 2016. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA Honorable Mention award in 2015.
He has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport.
Alloatti was also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. He played for Argentinian Senior National Team between 2001 and 2011 and previously for U21 National Team between 2001 and 2005.
Alloatti also represented Argentina at the Panamerican Games in Guadalajara (Mexico) six years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 6.3ppg, 3.0rpg, FGP: 56.3%, FT: 87.5%.
And here thanks to pro basketball Alloatti experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Alloatti has played previously professionally also in Spain (Blancos de Rueda, Huelva, Plasencia and VGO Basket Vigo) and Argentina (Obras Basket, Boca Juniors and Lanus).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @infoliga)

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  AUSTRALIA  


Jonah Bolden (ex Crvena Zvezda) signs at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) landed 21-year old Australian forward Jonah Bolden (208-98kg-96, college: UCLA). He moved there from Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS league where he played this season. The last season Bolden played at FMP Beograd (also in KLS). In 15 games he averaged 12.1ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.1apg and 1.7spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Forward of the Year. Bolden also played 25 games in ABA League where he had 12.9ppg, 7.2rpg (#4 in the league), 1.8apg, 1.0spg and 1.0bpg.
This summer Bolden was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (36th overall). He just graduated from Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles and it is his first season in pro basketball.
Bolden won National Prep championship title in 2014.
He represented Australia at the World Championships U19 in Prague (Czech Republic) four years ago. Bolden's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 8 games: 2.6ppg, 2.9rpg.
Bolden has played also in .

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michael Roll
Pierre Jackson
John DiBartolomeo

Forwards:
Karam Mashour
DeShaun Thomas
Jake Cohen
Jonah Bolden

Center:
Alex Tyus

Coach: Arik Shivek

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @Euroleague)

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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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  BALKAN LEAGUE  


Predrag Pajic stays at Feni Industries - by Mario Divanisov

Predrag Pajic (198-SG-93) and KK Feni Industries decided to continue their co-operation for another season as the 24-year old officially signed a new contract with the team from Kavadarci.

Since joining KK Feni Industries from Vardar in 2014, Pajic fought for a place in the team for most of his stay at Kavadarci, but despite the troubles he finally managed to seize a decent spot in the squad last year. He managed to play 15 games in the BIBL League last season averaging 4.1ppg and 1.7rpg for 14.6mpg spent on court, while averaging 5.0ppg and 2.2rpg in 24 games played in Prva Liga.

The shooting guard also made the preliminary list in Jordanco Davitkov 's squad for the pre-qualifications for the World Cup where Macedonia will face Kosovo and Estonia, but didn't survive the first cut and will yet wait on his senior debut.



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  BALTIC LEAGUE  


Skucas re-signs at Lietkabelis - by Eurobasket News

Panevezys Lietkabelis (LKL) confirmed in their roster 25-year old small forward Zygimantas Skucas (201-103kg-92, agency: Octagon Europe). He played there last season. In 48 LKL games he had 7.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.2apg. Skucas helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals. He also played 14 games in Eurocup where he recorded 9.2ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.7apg.
The previous (15-16) season Skucas played at Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 35 LKL games he averaged 8.7ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.3apg. Skucas also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 11.7ppg, 5.4rpg and 2.3apg. He also played 3 games in Baltic League where he got 13.3ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Skucas was voted Eurobaske.com All-European Championships U18 3rd Team back in 2010.
He represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. Skucas' team won Gold and his stats at that event were 6 games: 8.0ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 68.2%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 71.4%.
Skucas has played previously for three other teams: Zalgiris, LSU-Atletas and Zalgiris II Kaunas.

Panevezys Lietkabelis roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Gintaras Leonavicius

Forwards:
Zanis Peiners
Zygimantas Skucas

Centers:
Darjus Lavrinovic
Ksistof Lavrinovic
Vaidas Cepukaitis

Coach: Arturs Stalbergs

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  


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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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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Neptunas tab Renaldas Seibutis - by Eurobasket News

Neptunas Klaipeda (LKL) inked 32-year old international shooting guard Renaldas Seibutis (196-82kg-85). He has played for the last two years at Zalgiris in the LKL. In 47 games he recorded 6.1ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.5apg last season. Seibutis helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Seibutis also played 30 games in Euroleague where he averaged just 2.5ppg and 1.3rpg.
In 2007 he was drafted by Dallas Mavericks (NBA) in second round (50th overall).
Among other achievements Seibutis was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game in 2011 and 2015.
He has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. Seibutis has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2005 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2005.
He also represented Lithuania at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 7.8ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.8apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 54.5%.
Seibutis is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Greece (Olympiacos and Marousi), Spain (RETAbet Bilbao Basket), Turkey (Darussafaka and Eskisehir Basket) and Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas and Sakalai).
Seibutis' game is described as: (by Aran Smith for NBADraft.net in 2007)
One of the top handful of talents in the next generation out of Lithuania ... Very quick shooting guard with good size who loves to slash to the basket ... Nice athlete ... Good vision and passing skills, can even spend time at the PG position ... Very adept at creating off the dribble and loves to take the ball all the way to the basket
.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Dustin Hogue (ex Dolomiti En. TR) agreed terms with Pinar Karsiyaka - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir (BSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American forward Dustin Hogue (198-93kg-92, college: Iowa State). He played most recently at Dolomiti Energia Trento in Italian Serie A. In 44 games he recorded 10.7ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.2apg and 1.0spg last season. Hogue helped them to make it to the final. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Nea Kifisia in Greek A1 where in 28 games he averaged 12.5ppg, 8.1rpg (#2 in the league), 1.4apg and 1.0spg.
Among other achievements Hogue's college team won Big 12 Tournament for two years in a row (2014 and 2015).
He graduated from Iowa State in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Berk Ugurlu
Alp Karahan

Forwards:
Metin Turen
Dustin Hogue

Centers:
Egemen Guven
Gorkem Dogan

Coach: Aleksandar Trifunovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Pinar Karsiyaka tabs Scott Wood - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir (BSL) inked 27-year old American forward Scott Wood (198-77kg-90, college: North Carolina State, agency: BeoBasket). He played most recently at Santa Cruz Warriors (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 53 games he averaged 13.7ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.2apg last season. Wood also spent pre-season at the Warriors in NBA that year.
Among other achievements his team made it to the ACC Tournament Semifinals in 2010, 2012 and 2013. Wood received also All-ACC Honorable Mention award back in 2013 at his college time.
Wood has played also professionally in Spain (UCAM Murcia).
He attended North Carolina State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Berk Ugurlu
Alp Karahan

Forwards:
Scott Wood
Metin Turen
Dustin Hogue

Centers:
Egemen Guven
Gorkem Dogan

Coach: Aleksandar Trifunovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELGIUM  


Gibbs' pro career starts at Spirou - by Eurobasket News

Proximus Spirou Charleroi (Euromillions League) landed 22-year old American guard Jack Gibbs (183-88kg-95). He just graduated from Davidson (NCAA). Gibbs has played there for the last four years. In 31 games he averaged impressive 22.1ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.1apg and 1.3spg last season. Gibbs helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to All-Atlantic 10 1st Team, NABC All-District 4 1st Team and to the Reese's College All-Star Game.
As mentioned above Gibbs is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
His team won Atlantic 10 Regular Season in 2015.

Proximus Spirou Charleroi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Keaton Grant
Jack Gibbs

Forwards:
Scott Thomas
Seth Tuttle
Haris Delalic

Centers:
Rasko Katic
Amaury Gorgemans
Michael Fusek

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BOSNIA  


Fortenberry comes back to Balkan, ex Igokea - by Eurobasket News

Balkan Botevgrad (NBL) added to their roster 27-year old American guard Brandon Fortenberry (190-84kg-90, college: SE Louisiana, agency: BeoBasket). It is actually his comeback to Botevgrad as he has played here before. Fortenberry played last season at Igokea in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I, but left the team in Jan.'17. In 15 ABA League games he recorded 5.5ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.7apg. Fortenberry also played 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 8.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg.
The previous (15-16) season Fortenberry played at Balkan. In 33 NBL games he had 13.4ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.7apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Import Player of the Year and voted to 3rd Team and to the All-Star Game.
In 2013 Fortenberry was drafted by Bakersfield Jam (D-League) in sixth round (102th overall).
He attended Southeastern Louisiana University and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

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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.

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Fortenberry comes back to Balkan, ex Igokea - by Eurobasket News

Balkan Botevgrad (NBL) added to their roster 27-year old American guard Brandon Fortenberry (190-84kg-90, college: SE Louisiana, agency: BeoBasket). It is actually his comeback to Botevgrad as he has played here before. Fortenberry played last season at Igokea in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I, but left the team in Jan.'17. In 15 ABA League games he recorded 5.5ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.7apg. Fortenberry also played 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 8.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg.
The previous (15-16) season Fortenberry played at Balkan. In 33 NBL games he had 13.4ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.7apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Import Player of the Year and voted to 3rd Team and to the All-Star Game.
In 2013 Fortenberry was drafted by Bakersfield Jam (D-League) in sixth round (102th overall).
He attended Southeastern Louisiana University and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

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Samsun lands Dejan Ivanov - by Eurobasket News

Samsunspor DSI (TBL) tabbed 31-year old Bulgarian ex-international power forward Dejan Ivanov (205-104kg-86, agency: BeoBasket). He is not a newcomer in Turkish League as he played most recently at Yesilgiresun in Turkish BSL league. In 18 games he averaged 10.0ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.1apg last season. TBL will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Ivanov also played that season for Gaziantep (also in BSL) where in 11 games he had 13.4ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.5apg. He also played 8 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 9.4ppg and 4.4rpg.
Among other achievements Ivanov's team won Italian SerieA Regular Season in 2013. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Bosman Player of the Year award back in 2012.
Ivanov represented Bulgaria at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 four years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 12.8ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.6apg, FGP: 43.2%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 67.6%.
Ivanov is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in six different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Ivanov has played previously professionally in Croatia (KK Split and KK_Zadar), Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Russia, Spain (Movil Estudiantes), Venezuela (Bucaneros) and Italy (Openjobmetis VA, Juvecaserta, Enel Brindisi, Sutor Montegranaro and Fiat Torino).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: Huge potential. One of the top tall players in Europe his age. Already knows how to play close to the basket. Has also quite few years of experience as he started playing organized basketball in the age of 12. Maybe a little bit too slow on his legs. But knows how to take a good position close to the basket. Reliable short distance shoot.

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Besancon inks Victor Samnick - by Eurobasket News

Besancon Avenir Comtois (NM2) agreed terms with experienced 38-year old Cameroonian ex-international power forward Victor Samnick (203-79, college: Georgetown). He played most recently at Vichy Clermont in French ProB. In 14 games he had 8.1ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.1apg in 2015-16 season. NM2 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Samnick also played that season for Olympique Antibes (ProA) where in 7 games he recorded 3.3ppg and 3.3rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the French La Semaine des AS Cup Final Four in 2012. Samnick was selected to French ProA All-Star Game back in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. He was a member of Cameroonian Senior National Team back in 2011.
Samnick has spent his entire career in France playing for five other teams: Paris Levallois, ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket, Chorale de Roanne, Sluc Nancy and JL Bourg.
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Besancon.
Samnick attended Georgetown University until 2003 and it will be his 15th (!!!) season as a professional player.
He could be described: Very active around the basket. Brings energy to the court.

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  CANADA  


The Grizzlies add Brooks to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) added to their roster 21-year old Canadian forward Dillon Brooks (198-98kg-96). He just graduated from Oregon (NCAA). Brooks has played there for the last three years. In 35 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.1ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.7apg and 1.1spg last season. Brooks helped them to make it to the final and they also made it to the NCAA Final Four. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected All-Pac-12 Co-Player of the Year and voted to All-Pac-12 1st Team and voted to NABC Division I All-America 2nd Team.
This summer he was drafted by Houston Rockets in second round (45th overall). Brooks just graduated from Oregon and it is his first season in pro basketball.
Despite young age he had great career. His college team won Pac-12 Tournament in 2016. Brooks was also voted USBWA All-District IX Player of the Year in 2016.
Brooks was also a member of Canadian international program for some years. He played for Canadian Senior National Team two years ago and previously for U19 National Team between 2014 and 2015.
Brooks also represented Canada at the Panamerican Games in Toronto (Canada) two years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 4 games: 5.0ppg, 1.3rpg.
Brooks has played previously for Father Henry Carr Secondary School.

Memphis Grizzlies roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mario Chalmers
Tyreke Evans
Ben McLemore
Kobi Simmons

Forwards:
Wayne Selden
Dillon Brooks
Rade Zagorac

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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  


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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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)



China loses to Germany, misses Stankovic Cup final - by Eurobasket News

Team Red of the Chinese men's basketball national team lost to Germany 73-76 here on Friday at the Stankovic Continental Cup 2017, failing to make into Sunday's final. With 17 seconds to the end of the match, Meng Duo missed the free-throw to tie the score. The host team had no choice but to send their opponent to the free-throw line. Ismet Akpinar (190-PG-95, agency: BeoBasket) made in both and helped Germnay leading at 75-72. Zhao JiWei (185-PG-95) then caused the German a foul but the Chinese guard missed the second. Philipp Johannes (192-SF-94), who led Germnay with 17 points, then also missed his second free-throw attempt, which gave the Chinese team a chance to force a timeout. But Fang Shuo (188-G-90)'s three-pointer attempt just went wild. China, who trailed by 10 after the first quarter, outscored Germany 16-10 in the second period and 24-16 in the third, to headed into the final quarter with a lead of four. But Akpinar scored nine of his team-high 17 in that quarter, leading the German team to the victory and also a ticket to the final. Zhelin Wang (215-PF-94) led China with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds. Meng Duo (192-G/F-90) added 17, which all came in the second half. Germany will play against Croatia on Sunday, who beat Egypt 92-64 earlier today. The two teams had a clash on Thursday, in which the Croatian won at 83-77. China will only play against the winless Egypt for the third place of the tournament.
Courtesy of: xinhuanet.com



Fredette is close to re-sign at Sharks - by Eurobasket News

Shanghai Sharks (CBA) is about to confirm 28-year old American point guard Jimmer Fredette (188-89kg-89, college: BYU). He was a team leader there last season. In 41 CBA games he was the best scorer with impressive 37.6ppg and had 8.2rpg, 4.2apg and 1.6spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Guard of the Year.
The previous (15-16) season Fredette played at another team Knicks in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 42 games he recorded very remarkable stats: 21.1ppg, 4.4rpg, 5.0apg and 1.7spg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in D-League Atlantic Division. Great season indeed as he was voted to USBasket.com All-D-League 2nd Team, All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout and to the D-League All-Star Game.
In 2011 Fredette was drafted by Milwaukee Bucks (NBA) in first round (10th overall). The former Brigham Young University staris in his seventh season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Fredette played in the final of MWC Tournament in 2008 and 2011. He was also voted All-MWC Player of the Year back in 2011 at his college time.
Fredette has played also professionally for other NBA teams like New Orleans Pelicans, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs and Sacramento Kings.
The scouts decsribe him following way: (by Tyler Ingle for NBADraft.net in 2011)
Wide array of ways to put the ball in the basket ... Great size and strength for a point guard ... Strong finisher around the rim ... Uncanny shooting ability. Struggles to close out on shooters ... As the primary offensive option on his team, he hasn't proven he can be a pass-first point guard
.

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NBL Round 12: Leader Henan gets another victory - by Eurobasket News

Leader Henan delivered the tenth win on Friday night. This time they beat bottom-ranked Dongbu (0-12) 106-89. The game was mostly controlled by Henan. Dongbu managed to win third quarter 23-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 25-of-28 free shots (89.3 percent) during the game, while Dongbu only scored eight points from the stripe. Henan forced 19 Dongbu turnovers. The best player for the winners was Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) who scored 36 points (!!!) and 4 steals (went 15 for 15 at the free throw line !!!). American-Nigerian center Chris Otule (211-90, college: Marquette) chipped in 25 points and 7 rebounds. Henan's coach Weigang Li used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Tujun Shen (185-92) who recorded 29 points and 8 rebounds. Henan (10-2) have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Dongbu at the other side still closes the standings with 12 games lost. Henan are looking forward to face Anhui (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Dongbu will play against Luoyang (#7) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Changsha was also worth to mention about. One of their biggest challengers Fujian (7-5) played at the court of sixth ranked Hunan (8-4). Hunan defeated Fujian 103-87. It was a key game for the second position in the league. It was a good game for American-Jordanian Dar Tucker (193-88, college: De Paul) who led his team to a victory with 36 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Arinze Onuaku contributed with 18 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American forward Brandon Bowman (206-84, college: Georgetown) replied with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 16 rebounds for Fujian. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Hunan moved-up to second place, which they share with Anhui and Shaanxi W. Fujian at the other side dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Hunan will play against Jiangsu L. (#13) in He Fei in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Fujian will play on the road against Guangxi (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in Anhui between Anhui and Hebei X.. Third ranked Anhui (8-4) got a very close home victory over 10th ranked Hebei X. (5-7). Anhui managed to escape with a 2-point win 143-141 on Friday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Hebei X.. The game was dominated by American players. Worth to mention a great performance of Chris Johnson who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 42 points (!!!), 22 rebounds and 4 assists (went 13 for 13 at the free throw line !!!). The best for the losing side was Brandon Costner with 48 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 6 assists (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!). Anhui have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Shaanxi W. and Hunan. Loser Hebei X. dropped to the eleventh position with seven games lost. Anhui will meet league's leader Henan on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Hebei X. will play against Chongqing (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Xian. Local Shaanxi W. (8-4) outscored 7th ranked Chongqing (6-6) 139-104. The winners were led by Von Wafer who scored that evening 43 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 4 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Shaanxi W. maintains second position with 8-4 record having just two points less than leader Henan, which they share with Anhui and Hunan. Chongqing at the other side dropped to the ninth place with six games lost. Shaanxi W.'s next round opponent will be Beijing (#12) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Chongqing will play against Hebei X. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Rest of the games of round 12 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Luoyang crushed Jiangsu L. in a road game 132-107. Lhasa beat Beijing at home 101-97. Guangxi won against Guizhou on the opponent's court 104-98.

Hunan - Fujian 103-87

The game in Changsha was also worth to mention about. One of their biggest challengers Fujian (7-5) played at the court of sixth ranked Hunan (8-4). Hunan defeated Fujian 103-87. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Hunan. Fujian was better in second period 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Fujian 49-37 including 37 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for American-Jordanian Dar Tucker (193-88, college: De Paul) who led his team to a victory with 36 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 5 assists. American power forward Arinze Onuaku (206-87, college: Syracuse) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Hunan players scored in double figures. American forward Brandon Bowman (206-84, college: Georgetown) replied with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 16 rebounds and Ivorian-French point guard Mouloukou-Souleyman Diabate (181-87) added 15 points in the effort for Fujian. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Hunan moved-up to second place, which they share with Anhui and Shaanxi W. Fujian at the other side dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Hunan will play against Jiangsu L. (#13) in He Fei in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Fujian will play on the road against Guangxi (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Fujian: B.Brandon 28+16reb+3ast, D.Mouloukou Souleyman 15+3reb+3ast, Z.Shu 8, D.Jian 8+5reb+6ast, H.Yan 7+2reb+2ast, Z.Jinshuai 6+5reb+1ast
Hunan: T.Dar 36+9reb+5ast, O.Arinze 18+17reb+4ast, Z.Wei 12+10reb+2ast, L.Hansheng 12+3reb+5ast, X.HaiBin 9+1reb, Z.Yaosheng 8+1reb+1ast
gschID: 548529


Anhui - Hebei X. 143-141

A very close game took place in Anhui between Anhui and Hebei X.. Third ranked Anhui (8-4) got a very close home victory over 10th ranked Hebei X. (5-7). Anhui managed to escape with a 2-point win 143-141 on Friday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Hebei X.. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Anhui made 29-of-36 free shots (80.6 percent) during the game. Anhui outrebounded Hebei X. 54-40 including 18 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The game was dominated by American players. Worth to mention a great performance of Chris Johnson (210-85, college: LSU) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 42 points (!!!), 22 rebounds and 4 assists (went 13 for 13 at the free throw line !!!) and point guard Jonathan Gibson (188-87, college: N.Mexico St.) who added 40 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 10 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Brandon Costner (206-87, college: N.Carolina St.) with 48 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 6 assists (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!) and guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) produced a double-double by scoring 38 points (!!!), 13 rebounds and 8 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Anhui have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Shaanxi W. and Hunan. Loser Hebei X. dropped to the eleventh position with seven games lost. Anhui will meet league's leader Henan on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Hebei X. will play against Chongqing (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hebei X.: C.Brandon 48+8reb+6ast, S.Shannon 38+13reb+8ast, S.Xuepeng 20+5reb+2ast, L.Yannan 13+2reb+1ast, Y.Heng 8+2reb+1ast, C.Qi 7+3reb
Anhui: J.Chris 42+22reb+4ast, G.Jonathan 40+6reb+10ast, H.Delong 24+4reb+2ast, Z.Yong 20+6reb+2ast, G.Shunjie 9+2reb, L.Jian 6+8reb+3ast
gschID: 548528


Henan - Dongbu 106-89

Leader Henan delivered the tenth win on Friday night. This time they beat bottom-ranked Dongbu (0-12) 106-89. The game was mostly controlled by Henan. Dongbu managed to win third quarter 23-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 25-of-28 free shots (89.3 percent) during the game, while Dongbu only scored eight points from the stripe. Henan forced 19 Dongbu turnovers. The best player for the winners was Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) who scored 36 points (!!!) and 4 steals (went 15 for 15 at the free throw line !!!). American-Nigerian center Chris Otule (211-90, college: Marquette) chipped in 25 points and 7 rebounds. Henan's coach Weigang Li used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Tujun Shen (185-92) who recorded 29 points and 8 rebounds and guard Yi Jiang (195-93) added 16 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Henan (10-2) have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Dongbu at the other side still closes the standings with 12 games lost. Henan are looking forward to face Anhui (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Dongbu will play against Luoyang (#7) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Dongbu: S.Tujun 29+8reb+2ast, J.Yi 16+6reb+1ast, W.Chen 10+5reb, Y.Qin 8+2reb+2ast, S.Boyin 6+2reb, C.Ziran 6+1reb
Henan: A.Josh-Emmanuel 36+2reb+3ast, O.Chris 25+7reb, L.XiaoHu 10+3reb+1ast, M.Xiaochao 7+5reb, T.Jian 6, J.Yuxing 6+7reb+2ast
gschID: 548526


Jiangsu L. - Luoyang 107-132

There was no surprise in He Fei where 13th ranked Jiangsu L. (1-11) was crushed by ninth ranked Luoyang (7-5) 132-107. The game without a history. Luoyang led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 17-of-18 charity shots (94.4 percent) during the game. Luoyang forced 21 Jiangsu L. turnovers. The winners were led by American point guard Russ Smith (183-91, college: Louisville) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 65 points (!!!), 10 rebounds, 9 assists and 8 steals (went 11 for 11 at the free throw line !!!) and South Sudanese-Lebanese center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) supported him with 25 points and 12 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Luoyang's coach Nan Huo felt very confident that he used 11 players saving starting five for next games. Even a double-double of 32 points and 14 rebounds (on 16-of-20 shooting from the field) by American-Palestinian forward Michael Nunnally (203-86, college: Pacific) did not help to save the game for Jiangsu L.. Forward Xing-Chen Wang (196-93) added 26 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Luoyang moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Jiangsu L. lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with 11 games lost. Luoyang's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Dongbu (#14) in Nanjin and are hoping to win another game. Jiangsu L. will play on the road against Hunan in Changsha and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Jiangsu L.: N.Michael 32+14reb+3ast, W.Xing Chen 26+13reb+3ast, G.MingYang 26+3reb+5ast, W.Peng 18+5reb+3ast, Z.PengFei 3, J.Shichao 2+2reb
Luoyang: S.Russ 65+10reb+9ast, M.Ater 25+12reb, Q.Daoqing 12+6reb, Q.Wenhan 11+5reb+3ast, G.Han 7+2reb, L.Wei 4
gschID: 548527


Lhasa - Beijing 101-97

The game between closely ranked teams ended with eleventh ranked Lhasa's (6-6) home victory over 12th ranked Beijing (4-8) 101-97. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 36-24. But Beijing won third quarter 32-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lhasa made 31-of-39 charity shots (79.5 percent) during the game, while Beijing only scored fifteen points from the stripe. Strangely Beijing outrebounded Lhasa 49-37 including a 22-10 advantage in offensive rebounds. 30 personal fouls committed by Beijing helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The winners were led by American Dominique Johnson (192-87, college: Azusa Pacific, agency: Higher Vision Sports) who scored that evening 51 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 6 assists and center DangJian Han (208-88) supported him with 11 points and 6 rebounds. Even a double-double of 18 points and 28 rebounds by American center Michael Holyfield (211-92, college: Sam Houston St.) did not help to save the game for Beijing. His fellow American import guard Marquis Weddle (185-88, college: W.Virg.Wesl.) added 30 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Beijing's coach ShuMin Gao rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Lhasa moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Chongqing. Beijing lost third consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with eight games lost. Lhasa's next round opponent will be higher ranked Guizhou (#8) on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Beijing will play against the league's second-placed Shaanxi W. (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Beijing: W.Marquis 30+6reb+3ast, Z.Wei 22+2reb+1ast, H.Michael 18+28reb, C.Zexu 17+4reb+3ast, L.Yunan 6+7reb, S.Xiaoyan 2
Lhasa: J.Dominique 51+9reb+6ast, K.Jonathan 15+5reb, H.DangJian 11+6reb+3ast, S.Xinyue 10+3reb, Z.Zhennan 7+3reb+3ast, G.Yuxiang 5+6reb+1ast
gschID: 548525


Shaanxi W. - Chongqing 139-104

The game with biggest result difference took place in Xian. Local Shaanxi W. (8-4) outscored 7th ranked Chongqing (6-6) 139-104. The game without a history. Shaanxi W. led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The winners were led by American guard Von Wafer (196-85, college: Florida St.) who scored that evening 43 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) supported him with 31 points and 10 rebounds. Even a double-double of 25 points and 13 rebounds by Ukrainian center Vladyslav Koreniuk (210-94, agency: Octagon Europe) did not help to save the game for Chongqing. Xin Wang added 23 points and 9 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Shaanxi W. maintains second position with 8-4 record having just two points less than leader Henan, which they share with Anhui and Hunan. Chongqing at the other side dropped to the ninth place with six games lost. Shaanxi W.'s next round opponent will be Beijing (#12) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Chongqing will play against Hebei X. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Chongqing: K.Vladyslav 25+13reb+3ast, W.Xin 23+9reb, G.Yaoyang 21+2reb+2ast, E.Michael 14+5reb+1ast, C.YuNan 5, W.Yang 5+2reb+1ast
Shaanxi W.: W.Von 43+5reb+4ast, G.Charles 31+10reb+2ast, G.Yan 19+6reb+2ast, B.Jiguang 11+1reb+3ast, M.Daqiang 10+5reb+1ast, J.JunQi 9+5reb+1ast
gschID: 548524


Guizhou - Guangxi 98-104

There was a minor upset when 5th ranked Guizhou (7-5) was defeated at home by eighth ranked Guangxi (7-5) 104-98. Guizhou was ahead by 14 points after three quarters before a 40-20 charge of Guangxi, which allowed them to win the game. The winners were led by American guard Kevin Murphy (196-90, college: Tenn Tech) who scored that evening 32 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and the other American import center Isaiah Austin (216-93, college: Baylor) supported him with 23 points and 21 rebounds. Even a double-double of 28 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists by Central African-American power forward James Mays (206-86, college: Clemson) did not help to save the game for Guizhou. American point guard Mark Lyons (185-89, college: Arizona, agency: Higher Vision Sports) added 27 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Guizhou's coach Guodong Zhang rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Guangxi moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Guizhou. Guangxi's next round opponent will be Fujian (#6) in Fuzhou. Guizhou will play at home against Lhasa and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Guizhou: M.James 28+15reb+4ast, L.Mark 27+8reb+5ast, L.MingHao 16+19reb+1ast, Z.MingHao 12+1reb, L.Xu 6, S.Rongxiao 5+1reb
Guangxi: M.Kevin 32+8reb+6ast, A.Isaiah 23+21reb, D.ChengLong 21+3reb+1ast, C.Keliang 14+4reb, J.Le 9+7reb+2ast, Y.Kai 3+1reb
gschID: 548523





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  COLOMBIA  


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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  CONGO-BRAZAVILLE  


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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  CROATIA  


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.




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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Zoran Vrkic (ex Karpos Sokoli) signs at Nantes - by Eurobasket News

Hermine Nantes Atlantique (ProB) landed 30-year old Croatian ex-international forward Zoran Vrkic (203-87). He played most recently at Karpos Sokoli in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga. In 21 ABA League games he averaged 11.8ppg, 5.2rpg and 2.0apg last season. Vrkic also played 9 games in Balkan League where he had 10.8ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.8apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Gipuzkoa in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 34 games he recorded 8.9ppg and 3.4rpg.
Among other achievements Vrkic's team made it to the Croatian Cup (Kresimir Cosic Cup) Semifinals in 2009 and 2012.
He was a member of Croatian international program for some years. Vrkic was called to Croatian Senior National Team back in 2011 and previously for U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
He is a very experienced player. Vrkic has played also professionally in Greece (Peristeri GS Athens), Italy (Fortituto Kontatto Bologna), Slovenia (Un.Olimpija and Postojna), Croatia (KK Split, KK_Zadar, Jolly, KK_Dubrovnik and Matulji) and Spain (RETAbet Bilbao Basket).
He is described as: A swing forward, he can play in both the forward positions, has good shooting range and rebounding ability.

Hermine Nantes Atlantique roster for 2017-2018:

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

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

Centers:
Guy-Marc Michel
Yannick Quiros

Coach: Franck Collineau

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kovar Lubos Signs at Svitavy - by Surujh Roopnarine

Turi Svitavy (NBL) landed power forward Kovar Lubos (202). He played most recently at the junior team of Loko Plzen in the 1Liga.
The young forward is a bright star amongst the Czech junior ranks and will look to continue his development with Svitavy, while adding valuable experience in the KNBL.
Lubos represented Czech Republic at the European Championships U16 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) last year. His stats at that event were 8 games: 10.9ppg, 6.4rpg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 30.6%, FT: 43.5%.

Turi Svitavy roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lubos Stria
Bryan Smithson
Eduard Kotasek
Roman Marko

Pavel Slezak

Forward:
Kovar Lubos

Centers:
Brett Roseboro
Jiri Jelinek

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stats Leaders - LIDOBA

Points Per Game
 Gerardo SUERO
  Indios SFM
  (196-G-89)
  Avg: 26.7
 1. Suero, Indios SFM26.7 
 2. Gilder, Caneros LR23.2 
 3. Woodbury, Titanes .20.7 
 4. Guzman, Soles SD20.5 
 5. Bailey, Reales LV19.5 
 6. Santana, Titanes .18.6 
 7. Gaines, Metros S.18.1 
 8. Glenn, Metros S.17.9 
 9. Miller, Leones SD17.3 
 10. Rhett, Leones SD16.8 
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.7.8 
 7. Rhett, Leones SD7.7 
 8. Gilder, Caneros LR7.3 
 9. Glenn, Metros S.6.7 
 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 SD5.5 
 3. Suero, Indios SFM5.0 
 4. De-Leon, Metros S.5.0 
 5. Soliman, Caner.4.9 
 6. Fortuna, Leones SD3.9 
 7. Carter, Huracane.3.6 
 8. Glenn, Metros S.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. Jones, Huracanes PP1.8 
 3. Suero, Indios SFM1.8 
 4. Valdez, Huracane.1.7 
 5. Beidler, Huracane.1.6 
 6. Suero, Indios SFM1.5 
 7. De-Leon, Metros S.1.5 
 8. Santana, Titanes .1.4 
 9. Fortuna, Titanes .1.4 
 10. Gilder, Caneros LR1.4 
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.1.1 
 5. Nunez, Metros S.1.1 
 6. Shannon, Indios S.1.1 
 7. Santana, Titanes .0.9 
 8. Glenn, Metros S.0.8 
 9. Garcia, Indios SFM0.8 
 10. Rhett, Leones SD0.8 


LNB Round 2 (Second Stage): Indios SFM hands first loss to Metros STGO - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Second Stage in LNB. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Metros STGO (3-1) in Santiago on Friday night. Hosts were edged by Indios SFM (1-2) 80-78. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 22-17. But Metros STGO won second period 22-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Indios SFM forced 22 Metros STGO turnovers. Strangely Metros STGO outrebounded Indios SFM 46-26 including a 30-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. American guard Sterling Gibbs (188-92, college: Connecticut, agency: Interperformances) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 assists. Naturalized American guard Gerardo Suero (196-89, college: Albany) contributed with 22 points for the winners. Victor Liz (193-86) replied with 22 points and 6 rebounds for Metros STGO. Metros STGO's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Indios SFM is looking forward to face Huracanes PP (#3) in Puerto Plata in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Metros STGO will play at home against Huracanes PP and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in San Cristobal. Titanes Licey (2-0) saved a 3-point victory at home edging Caneros LR (1-2) 86-83 in the game for the first place. American players dominated the game. Guard Terrance Woodbury (201-87, college: Georgia) scored 22 points and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Brian Williams chipped in 15 points and 11 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) during the contest. Trey Gilder (206-85, college: Northwestern St.) responded with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Titanes Licey will again play against Caneros LR in La Romana in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Caneros LR will have a break next round.
An interesting game for Leones SD (1-2) which played road game in La Romana against Caneros LR (1-2). Leones SD had an easy win 107-82. MJ Rhett notched a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort. Even 14 points and 9 rebounds by Trey Gilder did not help to save the game for Caneros LR. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Leones SD will meet Titanes Licey in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Caneros LR will play against Titanes Licey in San Cristobal and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Metros STGO (3-1) which played road game in Puerto Plata against Huracanes PP (1-2). Metros STGO managed to get a 14-point victory 97-83. The best player for the winners was Robert Glenn who scored 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Huracanes PP's coach let to play twelve players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Metros STGO will have a break next round. Huracanes PP will play again on the road against Metros STGO in Santiago and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Huracanes PP (1-2) which hosted in Puerto Plata Indios SFM (1-2). Huracanes PP managed to get a 4-point victory 84-80. Maurice Carter orchestrated the victory by scoring 28 points and 6 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Huracanes PP will face Metros STGO in Santiago in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week.

Metros STGO - Indios SFM 78-80

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Metros STGO (3-1) in Santiago on Friday night. Hosts were edged by Indios SFM (1-2) 80-78. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 22-17. But Metros STGO won second period 22-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Indios SFM forced 22 Metros STGO turnovers. Strangely Metros STGO outrebounded Indios SFM 46-26 including a 30-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. American guard Sterling Gibbs (188-92, college: Connecticut, agency: Interperformances) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 assists. Naturalized American guard Gerardo Suero (196-89, college: Albany) contributed with 22 points for the winners. Four Indios SFM players scored in double figures. Victor Liz (193-86) replied with 22 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Adris De-Leon (180-84, college: E.Washington) added 17 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Metros STGO. Metros STGO's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Indios SFM is looking forward to face Huracanes PP (#3) in Puerto Plata in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Metros STGO will play at home against Huracanes PP and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Indios SFM: G.Suero 22+1reb+2ast, S.Gibbs 17+1reb+10ast, F.Garcia 12+1reb+1ast, L.Bethelmy 12+4reb+2ast, J.Miguel Suero 8+3reb+3ast, I.Romero 6+10reb+1ast
Metros STGO: V.Liz 22+6reb, A.De Leon 17+6reb+3ast, R.Soliver 10+3ast, J.Hamilton 7+1reb, J.Akindele 6+11reb, R.Glenn 5+9reb+3ast
gschID: 550370


Caneros LR - Leones SD 82-107

An interesting game for Leones SD (1-2) which played road game in La Romana against Caneros LR (1-2). Leones SD had an easy win 107-82. The game was mostly controlled by Leones SD. Caneros LR managed to win third quarter 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Caneros LR 49-35 including a 34-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Leones SD looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Caneros LR's players. Naturalized American MJ Rhett (206-92, college: Mississippi) notched a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort and American swingman Omar Reed (200-87, college: Bluefield, agency: Haylett Sports) supported him with 20 points and 7 rebounds. Even 14 points and 9 rebounds by American Trey Gilder (206-85, college: Northwestern St.) did not help to save the game for Caneros LR. Swingman Andy Williams (195-80, agency: Court Side) added 15 points for the hosts. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Leones SD will meet Titanes Licey in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Caneros LR will play against Titanes Licey in San Cristobal and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Leones SD: M.Rhett 26+10reb+2ast, O.Reed 20+7reb+3ast, J.Araujo 17+10reb+1ast, E.Fortuna 12+1reb+4ast, P.Miller 11+4reb+8ast, S.Rojas 5+5reb+1ast
Caneros LR: A.Williams 15+2reb, T.Gilder 14+9reb+3ast, E.Soliman 11+2reb+1ast, A.Freeman 11+1reb+3ast, L.Payne 11+1reb, R.Scott 10+2reb+1ast
gschID: 550369


Titanes Licey - Caneros LR 86-83

Important game to mention about took place in San Cristobal. Titanes Licey (2-0) saved a 3-point victory at home edging Caneros LR (1-2) 86-83 in the game for the first place. Titanes Licey made 20-of-26 charity shots (76.9 percent) during the game. They also forced 25 Caneros LR turnovers. American players dominated the game. Guard Terrance Woodbury (201-87, college: Georgia) scored 22 points and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and center Brian Williams (208-87, college: Tennessee) chipped in 15 points and 11 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) during the contest. Woodbury is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Titanes Licey players scored in double figures. Trey Gilder (206-85, college: Northwestern St.) responded with 19 points and 7 rebounds and guard Austin Freeman (194-89, college: Georgetown) scored 17 points. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Titanes Licey will again play against Caneros LR in La Romana in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Caneros LR will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Titanes Licey: T.Woodbury 22+4reb+6ast, E.Santana 16+7reb, B.Williams 15+11reb+3ast, R.Hamilton 13+3reb+6ast, K.Perez 13+1ast, C.Paniagua 3+1reb+1ast
Caneros LR: T.Gilder 19+7reb+2ast, A.Freeman 17+3reb, J.Pablo Montas 12+2reb+2ast, A.Williams 9+1reb, O.Sanchez 8+1reb+3ast, E.Soliman 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 550367


Huracanes PP - Metros STGO 83-97

An interesting game for Metros STGO (3-1) which played road game in Puerto Plata against Huracanes PP (1-2). Metros STGO managed to get a 14-point victory 97-83. Metros STGO dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Huracanes PP's 40. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American Robert Glenn (203-89, college: IUPUI) who scored 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Center Eloy Vargas (211-88, college: Kentucky, agency: Duran International) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. Naturalized American swingman Luis Jacobo (196-91, college: IPFW, agency: Mansfield and Associates) produced 21 points and 4 assists and American forward Aaron Jones (206-93, college: Mississippi) added 10 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Five Metros STGO and four Huracanes PP players scored in double figures. Huracanes PP's coach let to play twelve players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Metros STGO will have a break next round. Huracanes PP will play again on the road against Metros STGO in Santiago and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Metros STGO: R.Glenn 19+5reb+4ast, J.Hamilton 14+4reb+4ast, A.De Leon 13+2reb+3ast, J.Akindele 13+5reb, E.Vargas 12+11reb+3ast, R.Soliver 9+4reb+3ast
Huracanes PP: L.Jacobo 21+3reb+4ast, J.Williams 13+5reb+1ast, K.Beidler 12+2reb+2ast, A.Jones 10+9reb+1ast, M.Carter 8+2reb+4ast, B.Polanco 8+3reb
gschID: 550368


Huracanes PP - Indios SFM 84-80

An interesting game for Huracanes PP (1-2) which hosted in Puerto Plata Indios SFM (1-2). Huracanes PP managed to get a 4-point victory 84-80. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 20-8. But Indios SFM won second period 25-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Naturalized American guard Maurice Carter (183-83, college: Robert Morris) orchestrated the victory by scoring 28 points and 6 assists. American forward Aaron Jones (206-93, college: Mississippi) contributed with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Huracanes PP players scored in double figures. Naturalized American guard Gerardo Suero (196-89, college: Albany) replied with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and Cuban center Ismael Romero (203-91, agency: Paris Global Sports) added 12 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Indios SFM. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Huracanes PP will face Metros STGO in Santiago in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week.
Top scorers:
Huracanes PP: M.Carter 28+2reb+6ast, A.Jones 17+8reb, L.Jacobo 13+3reb+3ast, J.Valdez 12+4reb, K.Beidler 9+9reb+6ast, A.Montas 5+5reb+5ast
Indios SFM: G.Suero 24+7reb+4ast, I.Romero 12+8reb, S.Gibbs 11+1reb+1ast, F.Garcia 8+4reb+2ast, A.Salas Flores 8+5reb+2ast, T.Shannon 8+8reb
gschID: 550366





Jason Siggers (ex Titanes Licey) signs at Maccabi Rishon - by Nir Luna

Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion (Winner League) landed 32-year old American small forward Jason Siggers (194-85, college: Albany). He played in the summer at Titanes Licey in LNB league in Dominican Republic, but left the team in June. In 6 LNB games he averaged impressive 15.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 3.3apg and 1.2spg. The last season Siggers played at Galil Gilboa where in 33 Winner League games he was fifth best scorer with remarkable 17.1ppg and recorded 4.3rpg, 2.8apg and 1.6spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Sixth Man of the Year.
Among other achievements Siggers won Israeli National League championship title in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Danish Ligaen Player of the Year award back in 2008.
Siggers has played also professionally in France (Saint Quentin, Strasbourg IG, SPO Rouen, Boulazac Basket and Lille Metropole), Switzerland (Boncourt) and Denmark (Bakken).
He attended University at Albany until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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The Pistons tab Luis David Montero - by Eurobasket News

Detroit Pistons inked 24-year old Dominican shooting guard Luis David Montero (203-93, college: South Plains JC). He is not a newcomer in USA League as he played most recently at Reno Bighorns. In 12 NBA G League games he averaged 9.2ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.6apg and 1.1spg last season. Montero also played that season for another team Sioux Falls Skyforce where in 36 games he had 8.8ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg.
Montero has never been drafted by the NBA.
He has played previously for three other NBA teams: Miami Heat, Portland Trail Blazers and Santa Cruz Warriors.
Montero attended South Plains College until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

Detroit Pistons roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Reggie Bullock
Langston Galloway
Luis_David Montero

Forwards:
Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson
Eric Moreland
Derek Willis

Centers:
Anthony Tolliver
Markus Kennedy

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Titanes Licey signs Cameron Tatum, ex Mornar Bar - by Eurobasket News

Titanes del Licey (LNB) signed 29-year old American small forward Cameron Tatum (200-88, college: Tennessee). He played last season at Mornar Bar in Montenegrin Erste Liga, but left the team in Apr.'17. In 15 ABA League games he had 8.6ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.1apg. Tatum also played 8 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 9.3ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.1apg.
In 2012 he was drafted by Iowa Energy (D-League) in third round (38th overall).
The former University of Tennessee standoutis in his sixth season in pro basketball.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Tatum's team won Cyprus Supercup in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Tatum has played in four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Poland (PGE Turow), Venezuela (Guaiqueries), Cyprus (Petrolina AEK Larnaca) and NBA G League (Northern Arizona Suns).
Tatum could be described: Long, athletic guard that takes pride in the hustle plays, such as drawing the charge or going after loose balls. His ability to go to the basket and shoot the corner-3 helps to create mismatches and open up opportunities for himself as well as his teammates. Uses his length to take away the passing lanes on the defensive end, often creating turnovers or broken plays.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Marc Antonio Carter (ex Stal Ostrow) agreed terms with Lietuvos rytas - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (LKL) strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old American swingman Marc Antonio Carter (191-85, college: NC-Wilmington, agency: Interperformances). He played most recently at Stal Ostrow in Polish PLK league. In 36 games he recorded 12.2ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.9apg and 1.1spg last season. Carter helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Polish League 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at AEK Athens in Greek A1 where in 35 games he averaged 7.0ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.5apg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Honorable Mention. Carter also played 9 games in Eurocup where he had 7.1ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.8apg.
Carter has played also professionally in Cyprus (Proteas Danoi AEL Limassol), Germany (Duesseldorf Baskets and Phoenix Hagen) and Greece (PAOK Thessaloniki, Panionios and Cretan Kings).
He attended University of N.Carolina-Wilmington until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: T.J. was the 8th leading scorer in German 2011/12 BBL competition with 14,5 ppg and 7th in steals with 1,3 spg... he is a talented and athletic shooting guard who can play also the small forward position... he is a outstanding defender who can defend both guard and forward positions if needed... great athlete with a strong body who does not mind to get physical if needed... very explosive jumper and a good rebounder... a former All-CAA 1st Team performer in college….

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mindaugas Lukauskis
Chris Kramer

Forwards:
Marc_Antonio Carter
Ben Madgen

Center:
Travis Peterson

Coach: Rimas Kurtinaitis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lietuvos rytas ink Chris Kramer, ex EWE Baskets - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (LKL) agreed terms with 29-year old American guard Chris Kramer (191-96kg-88, college: Purdue). He has played for the last five seasons at EWE Baskets in German BBL league. In 43 games he had 10.3ppg, 5.6rpg, 6.6apg and 2.2spg last season. Kramer helped them to make it to the final. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga 3rd Team and All-Defensive Team. Kramer also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 9.5ppg, 5.4rpg, 6.2apg (top 2) and 1.9spg (in top 2). It was another spectacular season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League 2nd Team.
Kramer has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won German Bundesliga Cup in 2015. Kramer was also voted All-Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year back in 2010 at his college time.
Kramer has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Puerto Rico (Mets) and NBA G League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
Kramer attended Purdue University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mindaugas Lukauskis
Chris Kramer

Forward:
Ben Madgen

Center:
Travis Peterson

Coach: Rimas Kurtinaitis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Zanis Peiners (ex PAOK) is a newcomer at Lietkabelis - by Eurobasket News

Panevezys Lietkabelis (LKL) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old Latvian international swingman Zanis Peiners (203-92kg-90). He played most recently at PAOK Thessaloniki in Greek A1 league. In 27 games he recorded 11.0ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.4apg last season. Peiners also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 9.2ppg and 3.6rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at BK Ventspils in Latvian LBL. In 43 games he had 8.1ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.1apg. Peiners helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Peiners also played 13 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 7.6ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.9apg and 1.2spg.
Peiners' team won Latvian League Regular Season in 2015.
He has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. Peiners has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2013 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2007.
He represented Latvia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 2.4ppg, 1.0apg.
Peiners has played also professionally in Russia (Avtodor), Ukraine (Mykolaiv) and Latvia (ASK/Juniors, BA Riga, Ezerzeme, VEF Riga and Latvijas Universitate).

Panevezys Lietkabelis roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Gintaras Leonavicius

Forward:
Zanis Peiners

Centers:
Darjus Lavrinovic
Ksistof Lavrinovic
Vaidas Cepukaitis

Coach: Arturs Stalbergs

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stanton Kidd (ex Walter Tigers) is a newcomer at Darussafaka - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American forward Stanton Kidd (202-101kg-92, college: Colorado State). He played last season at Walter Tigers in German BBL league. In 20 games he recorded 12.9ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg.
The previous (15-16) season Kidd played at Limburg United (Scooore League) in Belgium where in 35 games he averaged 8.5ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.0apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Kidd was voted All-MWC Honorable Mention in 2015 at his college time.
Kidd graduated from Colorado State in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
JaJuan Johnson
Howard Sant-Roos
James Bell
Stanton Kidd

Centers:
Furkan Aldemir
Micheal Eric
Emircan Kosut

Coach: David Blatt

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jonah Bolden (ex Crvena Zvezda) signs at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) landed 21-year old Australian forward Jonah Bolden (208-98kg-96, college: UCLA). He moved there from Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS league where he played this season. The last season Bolden played at FMP Beograd (also in KLS). In 15 games he averaged 12.1ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.1apg and 1.7spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Forward of the Year. Bolden also played 25 games in ABA League where he had 12.9ppg, 7.2rpg (#4 in the league), 1.8apg, 1.0spg and 1.0bpg.
This summer Bolden was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (36th overall). He just graduated from Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles and it is his first season in pro basketball.
Bolden won National Prep championship title in 2014.
He represented Australia at the World Championships U19 in Prague (Czech Republic) four years ago. Bolden's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 8 games: 2.6ppg, 2.9rpg.
Bolden has played also in .

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michael Roll
Pierre Jackson
John DiBartolomeo

Forwards:
Karam Mashour
DeShaun Thomas
Jake Cohen
Jonah Bolden

Center:
Alex Tyus

Coach: Arik Shivek

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @Euroleague)

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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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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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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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Olympiacos agreed terms with Brian Roberts - by Eurobasket News

Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (A1) has reportedly agreed terms with 32-year old American point guard Brian Roberts (185-82kg-85, college: Dayton, agency: Interperformances). He played most recently at Charlotte Hornets in the NBA. In 41 games he averaged 3.5ppg and 1.3apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Roberts played at the Trail Blazers in NBA where in 29 games he had just 2.3ppg. Roberts helped them to make it to the conference semifinals.
Among other achievements he won German Bundesliga championship title for three years in a row (between 2010 and 2012). Roberts received also Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 2nd Team award back in 2009.
He has played also professionally in NBA (New Orleans Pelicans), Israel (Galil Gilboa) and Germany (Brose Baskets).
Roberts attended University of Dayton until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vassilis Spanoulis
Brian Roberts
Evangelos Mantzaris
Janis Strelnieks
Vasileios Toliopoulos
Nikos Arsenopoulos
Giorgos Ballis
Giannis Petropoulos

Forwards:
Georgios Printezis
Kim Tillie
Jamel McLean
Kostas Papanikolaou
Ioannis Papapetrou
Dimitrios Agravanis
Antreas Tsoumanis

Centers:
Giorgos Bogris
Nikola Milutinov

Coach: Giannis Sfairopoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Khimki keeps Shved for another season - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) re-signed 29-year old international guard Alexey Shved (198-73kg-88, agency: Alti Sport). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 14 Eurocup games he recorded very impressive stats: 22.1ppg, 4.0rpg, 5.2apg and 1.2spg last season. Shved helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 31 games in VTB United League where he was second best scorer with remarkable 23.2ppg and had 3.3rpg, 5.2apg and 1.1spg. Shved contributed to his team making it to the final. A very good season in his career as he was voted to VTB United League All-Star Game.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-VTB League 1st Team award in 2016 and 2017.
Among other achievements Shved won Russian PBL championship title for two years in a row (2011 and 2012).
Shved has been also a member of Russian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Russian senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team between 2007 and 2008.
Shved also represented Russia at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 16.4ppg, 2.6rpg, Assists-5 (4.8apg), FGP: 50.9%, 3PT: 31.3%, FT: 68.8%.
Shved has played previously professionally also in NBA (Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, Phi.76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves) and Russia (CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow, Samara 2nd team and CSKA Moscow 2nd team).
His game is described as: Very promising guard, with a great timing for the pass and interesting 1-on-1 skills. Can shot, dish the ball to the open teammate or go inside to finish. His good decision making allow him to be yet a great quarterback at any level, and also enable him to spend time at the 2 position, where he can create for himself or for teammates.

BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

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

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

Center:
Dmitry Sokolov

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ivan Viktorov is a newcomer at Khimki - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old forward Ivan Viktorov (196-92kg-95, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He has played for the last three years at N.Novgorod in the VTB. But in four Eurocup games he recorded just 1.0ppg last season. Viktorov also played 6 games in VTB United League where he averaged only 2.2ppg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the VTB United League Semifinals in 2015. Viktorov received also Eurobasket.com All-Russian U23 League Honorable Mention award in 2015.
He represented Russia at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 9.8ppg, 3.6rpg, FGP: 29.7%, 3PT: 44.4%, FT: 40.0%.
Viktorov has played previously for two other teams: Spartak St.Petersburg and COP Kondrashina-Belova St.Petersburg.

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
Ivan Viktorov

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.



Division B. Semifinalists determined in Oradea - by Eurobasket News

Quarterfinals
Russia - Belgium 80-70
Russia outscored Belgium to advance into the semifinal round. Ilya Karpenkov (203-F/C-97) provided 16 points for the winners. Russia posted a 20:16 lead after ten minutes. Belgium tied things up at 39 after twenty minutes. Belgium surged ahead in the third term to eke out a 4-point lead. Russia however erupted for 26 points in the final stanza and celebrated victory. Timofey Gerasimov (195-G-97, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) had 15 points for the winners. Tim Lambrecht (206-F/C-98, agency: Court Side) responded with 21 points and 20 boards for Belgium.

Romania - Portugal 61-57
Romania beat Portugal to stay in the Division B title race. Emanuel Cate (206-C-97) produced 19 points and 10 rebounds to pace the winning side. Romania ensured a 16:11 lead after the first period. Portugal however went on a 20:10 run in the second term to secure a 31:26 halftime lead. Romania used a 22:8 rally in the third term to regain the advantage. Portugal narrowed the gap in the final period but could not rescue the game. Nandor Kuti (197-SG-97) and Nicolae-Bogdan Nicolescu (199-F-97) chipped in 11 points each for the winners. Carlos Cardoso (183-PG-97) responded with 14 points for Portugal.

Croatia - Georgia 74-71
Croatia held off Georgia to reach the semifinals. Leo Cizmic (206-F-98) delivered 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Georgia accounted for 42:41 halftime lead. Croatia drained 23 points in the third term to take a 5-point lead into the fourth term. Georgia limited their opponents to only 10 points in the final stanza but could not avoid the loss. Kresimir Ljubicic (210-C-98) recorded 13 points and 13 rebounds in the victory. Goga Bitadze (211-C/F-99) responded with 17 points and 11 rebounds for Georgia.

Poland - United Kingdom 69-71
Great Britain entered the semifinal stage following a tough win over Poland. RJ Eytle-Rock (192-SG-98) and Kyle Carey (198-G/F-97) provided 13 points apiece for the Brits. Poland secured a 21:16 lead after ten minutes. But Great Britain went on a 22:16 run in the second term to eke out a 38:37 halftime lead. Poland held their opponents to just 9 points in the third term to spur ahead. But Great Britain once again survived the challenge. They dropped 24 points in the final period and got away with a narrow win. Amin Adamu (193-SG-97) chipped in 12 points for Great Britain. Daniel Golebiowski (196-G/F-98) responded with 15 points for Poland.
9-16 Place
FYR Macedonia - Kosovo 64-66
Kosovo nipped FYR Macedonia in the classification round game. Valon Bunjaku (198-SF-98) provided 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. FYR Macedonia erupted for 29 points in the opening frame to take a 13-point lead. But Kosovo turned things around in the next quarters. They stiffened defensively and managed to snatch a tough win. Muhamedali Janjeva (200-F-98) delivered 12 points for the winners. Damjan Robev (193-G/F-97) responded with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for FYR Macedonia.

Finland - Slovakia 93-72
Finland breezed past Slovakia in Oradea today. Aatu Kivimaki (186-PG-97) produced 21 points in the victory. Finland accumulated a 47:35 halftime lead. They dropped 46 points in the second half to rally to the win. Edon Maxhuni (186-PG-98) had 17 points and 6 assists for Finland. Filip Halmes (199-F-97) and Marek Dolezaj (202-SF-98) responded with 18 points each for Slovakia.

Hungary - Albania 80-44
Hungary knocked down Albania behind 16 points from Attila Demeter (198-F/G-97) and Boris Krnjajski (188-G-98) each. Hungary piled up a 40:17 halftime lead. They dominated throughout the second half and coasted past Albania. Csaba Kucsora (190-G-98) tossed in 15 points for Hungary. Daniel Lekndreaj (192-F-97) responded with 14 points and 7 rebounds for Albania.

Holland - Belarus 83-62
Terrence Bieshaar (208-C-97, agency: Interperformances) scored 14 points to lead Netherlands past Belarus. Netherlands ignited an 18:7 run in the second term to open a 35:25 halftime lead. They went on a 29:13 run in the third period to build an unassailable lead. Emmanuel Nzekwesi (203-F-97) and Irfan Ramovic (193-PG-98) delivered 13 points each for the winners. Andrey Stavrovskiy (185-PG-97) responded with 17 points for Belarus.
17-21 Place
Armenia - Azerbaijan 82-80
Armenia topped Azerbaijan in Oradea. Matthew Madoyan (195-F/G-97) came up with 20 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds in the victory. Armenia jumped to a 25:15 lead after ten minutes. Azerbaijan erased the deficit in the second term to level things up at halftime. However Armenia used a 20:13 run in the third quarter to regain the advantage. They protected the lead throughout the final stanza and raced to a tough victory. Steven Enoch (210-C-97) had 15 points and 17 caroms for Armenia. Jordan Davis (193-G-97) answered with 26 points and 17 rebounds for Azerbaijan.

Moldova - Malta 48-96
Malta cruised past Moldova in the classification round. Kurt Cassar (209-C-99) stepped up with 19 points and 18 rebounds to lead the charge. Malta grabbed a 40:21 halftime lead. They went on a 23:5 run in the fourth term and rallied to the victory. Jacob Formosa (188-G-97) had 18 points for the winners. Pavel Romanov (193-F/G-97) answered with 11 points for Moldova.




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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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  FINLAND  


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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Allen starts his pro career at Kauhajoki - by Eurobasket News

Karhu Kauhajoki (Korisliiga) agreed terms with American guard Marcus Allen (191-86kg). Allen just graduated from Stanford (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 35 games he had 7.5ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.7apg and 1.2spg last season. Quite impressive year as he was named to All-Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention and Pac-12 All-Defensive Team.
As mentioned above Allen is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
He won NIT championship title in 2015.

Karhu Kauhajoki roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Henri Kantonen
Marcus Allen
Valtteri Pihlajamaki
Jussi Myllyniemi

Forwards:
Flenard Whitfield
Perttu Salmi

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @Korisliiga)

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Chartres tab Will Felder - by Eurobasket News

Union Basket Chartres Metropole (NM1) inked 26-year old American forward Will Felder (201-92kg-91, college: Miami, OH, agency: Inception Sports) from RAC Basket. In 36 NM1 games in France he averaged 15.0ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.7apg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Felder played at Vendee Challans where in 23 NM1 games he had very impressive stats: 16.0ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.6apg and 1.0spg.
Felder's team was regular season runner-up in Dutch Eredivisie in 2015.
He graduated from Miami University, Ohio in 2014 and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.

Union Basket Chartres Metropole roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mantas Ruikis
Gautier Lemon
Olivier Romain
Justin Black

Forwards:
Kevin Bichard
Jason Jones
Will Felder
Jeremy Ricard

Centers:
Harry Disy
Patrick Clerence

Coach: Sebastien Lambert

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @ChetErvin)

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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

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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

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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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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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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

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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Besancon inks Victor Samnick - by Eurobasket News

Besancon Avenir Comtois (NM2) agreed terms with experienced 38-year old Cameroonian ex-international power forward Victor Samnick (203-79, college: Georgetown). He played most recently at Vichy Clermont in French ProB. In 14 games he had 8.1ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.1apg in 2015-16 season. NM2 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Samnick also played that season for Olympique Antibes (ProA) where in 7 games he recorded 3.3ppg and 3.3rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the French La Semaine des AS Cup Final Four in 2012. Samnick was selected to French ProA All-Star Game back in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. He was a member of Cameroonian Senior National Team back in 2011.
Samnick has spent his entire career in France playing for five other teams: Paris Levallois, ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket, Chorale de Roanne, Sluc Nancy and JL Bourg.
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Besancon.
Samnick attended Georgetown University until 2003 and it will be his 15th (!!!) season as a professional player.
He could be described: Very active around the basket. Brings energy to the court.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Roanne inks Nikola Jeftic, ex Vrsac - by Eurobasket News

Chorale de Roanne Basket (ProB) signed 30-year old Serbian power forward Nikola Jeftic (205-87). He played last season at KK Vrsac Swisslion in Serbian KLS league. In 29 games he had 12.6ppg, 5.8rpg and 2.2apg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention. Jeftic also played that season for Dynamic (also in KLS) where in 11 games he recorded 12.4ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.3apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention.
Jeftic is quite experienced player. He has played in nine different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Jeftic has played previously professionally in Argentina (Estudiantes Concordia), Bosnia, Finland (BC Nokia), Montenegro (Ulcinj), Poland (Start and Polpharma), Slovenia (Rudar), Uruguay (U Universitario), Serbia (OKK Beograd and KK Beovuk 72 Beograd) and FYR Macedonia (Millenium).

Chorale de Roanne Basket roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Sambou Traore
Robert Nyakundi
Clement Cavallo

Centers:
Nikola Jeftic
Pierre Brun

Coach: Laurent Pluvy

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Billy Ouattara (ex Monaco) is a newcomer at the Nets - by Eurobasket News

Brooklyn Nets strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old French international shooting guard Billy Ouattara (191-92). He is a dual citizen owning also Ghanian passport. Ouattara was about to sign at AS Monaco Basket in French ProA. He has played there for the last three years. The last season Ouattara played also at Monaco (also in ProA) where in 32 games he recorded 11.8ppg and 3.3rpg. He helped them to win the cup and end the regular season at the top position. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com French ProA All-Domestic Players Team. Ouattara also played 18 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 10.6ppg and 2.8rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the Basketball Champions League Final Four.
Ouattara has never been drafted by the NBA.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention in 2016.
Ouattara has been also a member of French international program for some years. He has regularly played for French senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2011.
Ouattara represented France at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 7.6ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.1apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 45.5%, 3PT: 15.0%, FT: 70.6%.
Ouattara has played also professionally for other French teams like Chalon/Saor and Denain Voltaire.

Brooklyn Nets roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Billy Ouattara
Milton Doyle
Jeremy Senglin

Forwards:
Jacob Wiley
Jarrett Allen

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Limoges add Jaiteh to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Limoges CSP Elite (ProA) added to their roster 23-year old international center Mouhammadou Jaiteh (208-94, agency: BeoBasket). Jaiteh played at Strasbourg IG where in 47 ProA games he recorded 8.9ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.3apg. He helped them to make it to the final. Jaiteh also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 7.6ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.4apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com French ProA All-Domestic Players Team in 2016.
Jaiteh has been also a member of French international program for some years. He has regularly played for French senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2013 and 2014.
Jaiteh represented France at the European Championships two years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 3 games: 2.0ppg, 1.7rpg.
Jaiteh has played previously for three other teams: CFBB, JSF Nanterre and SO Maritime Boulogne.
The scouts decsribe him following way: An explosive inside player, with great athletic skills. Has great upside and is yet working on foot-work, leadership and outside shooting.

Limoges CSP Elite roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kenneth Hayes
Jean-Baptiste Maille
Axel Bouteille

Forwards:
Jean-Frederic Morency
Brian Conklin
William Howard

Centers:
Mouhammadou Jaiteh
Timothee Bazille

Coach: Kyle Milling

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Zoran Vrkic (ex Karpos Sokoli) signs at Nantes - by Eurobasket News

Hermine Nantes Atlantique (ProB) landed 30-year old Croatian ex-international forward Zoran Vrkic (203-87). He played most recently at Karpos Sokoli in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga. In 21 ABA League games he averaged 11.8ppg, 5.2rpg and 2.0apg last season. Vrkic also played 9 games in Balkan League where he had 10.8ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.8apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Gipuzkoa in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 34 games he recorded 8.9ppg and 3.4rpg.
Among other achievements Vrkic's team made it to the Croatian Cup (Kresimir Cosic Cup) Semifinals in 2009 and 2012.
He was a member of Croatian international program for some years. Vrkic was called to Croatian Senior National Team back in 2011 and previously for U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
He is a very experienced player. Vrkic has played also professionally in Greece (Peristeri GS Athens), Italy (Fortituto Kontatto Bologna), Slovenia (Un.Olimpija and Postojna), Croatia (KK Split, KK_Zadar, Jolly, KK_Dubrovnik and Matulji) and Spain (RETAbet Bilbao Basket).
He is described as: A swing forward, he can play in both the forward positions, has good shooting range and rebounding ability.

Hermine Nantes Atlantique roster for 2017-2018:

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

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

Centers:
Guy-Marc Michel
Yannick Quiros

Coach: Franck Collineau

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Dijon inks Damian Hollis - by Eurobasket News

JDA Dijon Bourgogne (ProA) signed 29-year old American (has also Hungarian passport) forward Damian Hollis (203-88, college: G.Washington, agency: Inception Sports). He played last season at Sport Lisboa Benfica in Portuguese LPB league. Hollis managed to play in three leagues last year. In 39 LPB games he had 14.5ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.7apg. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Newcomer of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team. Hollis also played 10 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded very remarkable stats: 17.6ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.8apg. And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged high stats: 16.0ppg and 7.5rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Hollis played at Germani in Italian Serie A. In 49 games he got high stats: 17.1ppg, 7.6rpg and 1.2apg. He contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
Hollis is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Greece (Cretan Kings), Italy (MIA-RO Cantu and Angelico Biella), Belgium (VOO Verviers Pepinster) and Hungary (Alba).
Hollis attended George Washington University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.
He could be described: A very athletic player, he can score inside and from outside the paint. He's very versatile and grabs lots of rebounds at both sides of the court.

JDA Dijon Bourgogne roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Axel Julien
Rasheed Sulaimon
Noah Burrell
J.J. Frazier
Martin Imhoff

Forwards:
Damian Hollis
Abdoulaye Loum
Jacques Alingue
Valentin Bigote
Jean-Philippe Dally
Florian Ouedraogo
Nicolas Dorez

Center:
Johan Passave-Ducteil

Coach: Laurent Legname

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Justin Cobbs agreed terms with Le Mans - by Eurobasket News

Le Mans Sarthe Basket (ProA) inked 26-year old American guard Justin Cobbs (191-86kg-91, college: California, agency: Pensack Sports). He played most recently at BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral (ProA). In 34 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.9ppg, 3.6rpg, 5.5apg and 1.4spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA 3rd Team. Cobbs also played 11 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged remarkable 18.9ppg, 4.0rpg, 5.5apg and 1.3spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Cobbs played at Bayern Muenchen in German BBL. In 26 games he had 6.8ppg, 1.3rpg and 3.1apg. He helped them to make it to the cup final. Cobbs also played 10 games in Eurocup where he got 5.2ppg and 2.1apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. The other team Cobbs played that season for was Istanbul BBSK in Turkish BSL. In 10 games he got 7.6ppg, 2.1rpg and 3.3apg.
Cobbs has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
His team was regular season runner-up in Pac-12 in 2012.
Cobbs is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Latvia (VEF Riga), Spain (Baskonia), Germany (Deutsche Bank Skyliners) and NBA (Charlotte Hornets).
Cobbs attended University of California until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

Le Mans Sarthe Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pape-Philippe Amagou
Antoine Eito
Justin Cobbs
Terry Tarpey
Brahim Dohou

Forwards:
Romeo Travis
Mykal Riley
Wilfried Yeguete

Center:
Jonathan Jeanne

Coach: Eric Bartecheky

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Predrag Pajic stays at Feni Industries - by Mario Divanisov

Predrag Pajic (198-SG-93) and KK Feni Industries decided to continue their co-operation for another season as the 24-year old officially signed a new contract with the team from Kavadarci.

Since joining KK Feni Industries from Vardar in 2014, Pajic fought for a place in the team for most of his stay at Kavadarci, but despite the troubles he finally managed to seize a decent spot in the squad last year. He managed to play 15 games in the BIBL League last season averaging 4.1ppg and 1.7rpg for 14.6mpg spent on court, while averaging 5.0ppg and 2.2rpg in 24 games played in Prva Liga.

The shooting guard also made the preliminary list in Jordanco Davitkov 's squad for the pre-qualifications for the World Cup where Macedonia will face Kosovo and Estonia, but didn't survive the first cut and will yet wait on his senior debut.



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Greg Logins Returns To Germany Joining The Hamburg Towers - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Greg Logins (203-F-88, college: Canisius) continues to grind away as a professional player and with his consistent stats continues to be rewarded with new contracts and will return to Germany to play in the Pro A with the Hamburg Towers who signed him. Logins is a 29 year old 203cm forward from Sodus, New York that will be entering his seventh professional season and second in Germany after playing with BV Chemnitz two seasons ago where he averaged 12.2ppg, Reb-5 (8.5rpg), 2.0apg, FGP: 46.4%, 3PT: 41.7%, FT: 84.9%. Last season he split time in Europe and South America playing with Ramat Hasharon (Israel-National League) playing 9 games avergaing 11.3ppg, 8.2rpg, 2.4apg, 2FGP: 55.8%, 3FGP: 23.9%, FT: 64.7%, in Jan.'17 moved to Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda (Argentina-LigaA) playing 5 games averaging 4.8ppg, 3.0rpg. "We had been interested in Greg since he played with Chemnitz. We are happy that we got him. He is flexible, has good atlecticism and has a good three pointer. We think that he fits well into our style of play", stressed Marvin Willoughby.

Logins started his basketball career in 2007 with Canisius (NCAA) and as a freshman played 31 games avergaing 8.0ppg, 5.5rpg, FGP: 47.4%, 3Pts: 41.1%, FT: 71.4%. In his second season with Canisius (NCAA) he played 31 games averaging 11.3ppg, 7.0rpg, FGP: 45.4%, 3Pts: 28.9%, FT: 74.4%. As a junior he played 31 games averaging 10.2ppg, 6.1rpg, FGP: 42.0%, 3PT: 37.9%, FT: 83.0%. In his senior year at Canisius (NCAA) he played 30 games averaging 11.8ppg, 6.0rpg, FGP: 47.0%, 3PT: 45.4%, FT: 78.3%. He started his professional career in 2011 with Barreteros de Zacatecas (Mexico-LNBP) playing 10 games averaging 7.5ppg, 4.9rpg, FGP: 52.8%, 3PT: 9.1%, FT: 68.4%, left in Dec.'11, then joined RST Tanger (Morocco-D1) playing 15 games averaging 25.3ppg, 11.6rpg, 3.5apg, 1.2spg, 0.9bpg, 2FGP: 54.3%, 3PT: 39.3%, FT: 69.5%. In the 2012-2013 season he joined Lappeenranta NMKY (Finland-Korisliiga) playing 45 games averaging 17.1ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 57.3%, 3PT: 35.8%, FT: 79.2%. In the 2013-2014 season he remained with Lappeenranta NMKY (Korisliiga) playing 44 games averaging 15.6ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.2apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 53.7%, 3PT: 29.5%, FT: 76.4%. In the 2014-2015 season he moved to Fukuoka Rizing (Japan-BJ League) playing 30 games averaging 9.8ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 47.5%, 3FGP: 35.3%, FT: 70.6%, in Feb.'15 moved to Tapiolan Honka (Finland-Korisliiga) playing 10 games averaging 12.0ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 58.3%, 3PT: 31.8%. "I am happy that the transaction with Hamburg worked. The club had tried to get me for a long time and I had a good feeling in the talks. I feel that I will be able to help the team with my experience in 7 years professional basketball and we will be able to achieve a lot together"; warned Greg Logins. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been MAAC Tournament Semifinals -10, MAAC All-Academic Team -11, and Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A 2nd Team -16.

Source:Hamburg Towers













Stanton Kidd (ex Walter Tigers) is a newcomer at Darussafaka - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American forward Stanton Kidd (202-101kg-92, college: Colorado State). He played last season at Walter Tigers in German BBL league. In 20 games he recorded 12.9ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg.
The previous (15-16) season Kidd played at Limburg United (Scooore League) in Belgium where in 35 games he averaged 8.5ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.0apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Kidd was voted All-MWC Honorable Mention in 2015 at his college time.
Kidd graduated from Colorado State in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
JaJuan Johnson
Howard Sant-Roos
James Bell
Stanton Kidd

Centers:
Furkan Aldemir
Micheal Eric
Emircan Kosut

Coach: David Blatt

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S Oliver Wurzburg Bring In Massive Experience With Clifford Hammonds - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

s.Oliver Wurzburg head coach Dirk Bauermann took his time finding for a suitable replacement for point guard Jake Odum and have reeled in massive experience with Clifford Hammonds (191-PG-85, college: Clemson) Hammonds is a 31 year old 191cm guard that was born at Fort Brag in North Carolina and can look back at a stellar professional career that has brought his talents to countries like Turkey, Puerto Rico, Greece, France, Germany and Bosnia. He will be going into his 10th professional season and third in Germany after playing in Berlin and Ludwigsburg. Last season he played for Limoges CSP Elite (France-ProA) playing 6 games avergaing 4.3ppg, 2.2rpg, 4.5apg, in Nov.'16 moved to MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg (Germany-BBL) playing 27 games avergaing 8.5ppg, 1.8rpg, 4.7apg, 2FGP: 48.9%, 3FGP: 39.2%, FT: 59.0%: BCL: 17 games: 8.8ppg, 3.4rpg, 5.4apg, FGP: 58.6%, 3PT: 31.3%, FT: 31.3%. He never gets sick of basketball and in June palyed briefly with Piratas de Quebradillas (Puerto Rico-BSN) avergaing 8,0ppg, 2,8rpg and 4,8apg. "He was one of the first players that we got involved with bringing in. We are happy that we could get him with our intensive efforts. We are sure that Cliff will help us a lot with his big experience, leadership and high qualities on offense and defense", warned head coach Dirk Bauermann.

Hammonds started his basketball career in 2003 with Cairo HS where averaged 22.0 points and 7.5 rebounds to go with six assists and 4.5 steals per game. He then played at Clemson (NCAA) from 2004-2008 playing a total of 134 games and had very consistent stats throughout and as a senior played 34 games avergaing 11.4ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.9apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 46.7%, 3Pts: 37.5%, FT: 45.9%. He started his professional basketball career in 2008 with Darussafaka C.Tires Istanbul (Turkey-TBL) playing 26 Turkish League games averaging 14.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.9apg, Steals-5 (2.0spg), FGP: 58.4%, 3PT: 36.5%, FT: 66.1%; 8 games: 12.9ppg, 4.3rpg, 4.2apg, 2.0spg, in Dec.'08 moved to Efes Pilsen Istanbul (Turkey-TBL) playing 5 Euroleague games avergaing 3.8ppg; In the summer of 2009 he joined Quebradillas Pirates (Puerto Rico-BSN) playing 11 games avergaing 14.2ppg, 2.1rpg, 5.7apg, FGP: 60.9%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 83.3%. In the 2009-2010 season he joined DASH Peristeri Athens (Greece-A1) playing 26 games avergaing 12.9ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.7apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 50.9%, 3PT: 42.2%, FT: 71.3%. In the 2010-2011 season he played with ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (France-ProA) playing 35 French League games avergaing 10.1ppg, 3.4rpg, 4.1apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 61.4%, 3PT: 32.6%, FT: 68.8%. He also played 6 EuroCup:games avergaing 11.5ppg, 3.3rpg, 4.0apg, FGP: 48.4%, 3PT: 34.6%, FT: 75.0%; In the Euroleague Qualifying Round he played 4 games avergaing 9.3ppg, 2.0rpg, Assists-2 (4.8apg), Steals-5 (1.8spg), FGP: 47.8%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 81.8%. In the 2011-2012 season he joined Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (Turkey-TBL) playing Euroleague Qualifying Round: 1 game: 6pts, 4reb, 1steal; EuroCup: 11 games: 6.0ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 65.0%, 3PT: 43.5%, FT: 83.3%; In the Turkish League he played 26 games avergaing 5.0ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.0apg. In the 2012-2013 season ge went to a new country to paly with BC Igokea Aleksandrovac (Bosnia-Division I) playing 14 games averaging 9.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 4.6apg, Steals-5 (1.7spg), FGP: 61.3%, 3PT: 31.6%, FT: 76.2%; In the Adriatic League he played 27 games avergaing 10.3ppg, 3.9rpg, Assists-4 (3.9apg), Steals-5 (1.6spg), FGP: 46.7%, 3PT: 39.3%, FT: 55.1%. In 2013-2014 he joined ALBA Berlin (Germany-BBL) playing 20 Eurocup: games averaging 7.2ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.5apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 43.3%, FT: 68.8%; In the German League he played 46 games avergaing 8.9ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.5apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 51.8%, 3PT: 33.6%, FT: 71.3%. He stuck on anotehr season with ALBA Berlin (Germany-BBL) in 2014-2015 playing 37 games averaging 9.4ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.2apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 59.3%, 3PT: 32.7%, FT: 72.4%; He played 20 Euroleague games averaging 8.1ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.9apg, FGP: 55.7%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 75.0%. The D-League also couldn't be missing in his resume so in the 2015-2016 season he played with the Reno Bighorns (D-League) playing 50 games avergaing 8.2ppg, 4.0rpg, 5.0apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 57.9%, 3PT: 32.1%, FT: 60.7%.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been HS 4A Player-of-the-Year and first-team all-state selection -04, NCAA All-American Freshmen Honorable Mention -05, ACC All-Freshman Team -05, William Jones Cup Tournament -07, ACC All-Academic Team -08, ACC All-Defensive Honorable Mention -08, All-ACC 3rd Team -08, ACC Tournament Finalist -08, NIT Finalist -07, DiGiorno College All-Star Game -08, Puerto Rican BSN Regular Season Runner-Up -09, Puerto Rican BSN Finalist -09, French La Semaine des AS Cup Semifinals -11, French ProA Semifinals -11, Turkish Cup Finalist -12, Turkish League Regular Season Runner-Up -12, Turkish League Semifinals -12, Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League 2nd Team -13, Eurobasket.com Adriatic League All-Imports Team -13, Adriatic League Regular Season Champion -13, Adriatic League Semifinals -13, Bosnia and Herzegovina Cup Winner -13, Bosnia and Herzegovina League Regular Season Champion -13, Bosnia and Herzegovina League Champion -13, Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Guard of the Year -13, Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League 1st Team -13, Eurobasket.com Bosnia and Herzegovina League All-Imports Team -13, Eurobasket.com Bosnia and Herzegovina League All-Defensive Team -13, German Bundesliga Cup Winner -14, German Bundesliga Finalist -14
German Bundesliga Supercup Winner -15, German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals -15, 17, Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Defensive Player of the Year -15, German Bundesliga Regular Season Runner-Up -15, German Bundesliga Semifinals -15, Eurocup Quarterfinals -14, D-League West Division Champion -16, and Basketball Champions League Quarterfinals -17.

Source:S.Oliver Wurzburg



Kevin Wohlrath Joins the Baskets Akademie Weser-Ems/Oldenburger TB - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

After spending his entire young basketball career in the Alba Berlin organization, Kevin Wohlrath (197-SF-95) seeks a new challenge joining the Baskets Akademie Weser-Ems/Oldenburger TB. Wohlrath is a 22 year old 197cm forward and last season split time with the ALBA Berlin 2nd team (Regionalliga) playing 3 games averaging 11.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.7apg, 1.3spg, played also at SSV Lokomotive Bernau (ProB) playing 22 games averaging 3.8ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.5apg. "Kevin convinced us in a try-out. His attitude, quickness and desire to defend tough will help us this season", stressed head coach Artur Gacaev.

Last season in the Pro B, the German scored in double figures once with a 11 point effort against Stahnsdorf. In the Regionaliga with Alba Berlin 2 he had a 16 point game against Westerstede and a 13 point game against Stade. "I am looking forward to becoming a part of the young Baskets Akademie Weser_Ems team. I will do my all to help the team in many areas", warned Kevin Wohlrath. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been German NBBL Championships Winner -14, German U20 National Team -15, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group North) Regular Season Champion -17.

Source:EWE Baskets






Deandre Lansdowne Reaches The BBL Joining The Basketball Lowen Braunschweig - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Two seasons ago DeAndre Lansdowne (187-G-89, college: Fort Lewis) was playing in tiny gyms in Stahnsdorf, Itzehoe and Schwelm, but this season he finally has made the big time and will be strutting his basketball talents in places like Berlin, Munich and Frankfurt. After stops in the Pro B with Herten to Hamburg in the Pro A, Lansdowne has made the jump to the EasyCredit BBL and will play for the Basketball Lowen Braunschweig this season. Lansdowne is a 28 year old 187cm guard from Albuquerque, New Mexico that will be going into his third professional season. Last season he played with the Hamburg Towers (Germany-ProA) playing 27 games: avergaing 2.3ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.3apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 57.7%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 71.7%. "Deandre is a physical gaurd that is a very good rebounder for his position. He has a big strength getting to the basket on account of his athleticism", stressed Basketball Lowen head coach Frank Menz. Last season in the Pro A with Hamburg, he scored in double figures in 20 games including a 26 point game against Heidelberg and 22 points against Crailsheim and 21 points against Kirchheim. "I am looking forward to paly for the club Braunschweig. It is an honour to play in the BBL for such a great team and want to help the etam do good things", warned Deandre Lansdowne.


Lansdowne started his basketball career at Fort Lewis (NCAA2) in 2011 and played tehre until 2015 amassing a total of 123 games. As a freshman he played 30 games averaging 7.8ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 51.8%, 3PT: 34.4%, FT: 71.0%. In his second season at Fort Lewis (NCAA2) he played 33 games avergaing 16.0ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.5apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 55.8%, 3PT: 37.3%, FT: 64.1%. As a junior at Fort Lewis (NCAA2) he played 28 games averaging 21.7ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.7apg, 2.0spg, FGP: 55.1%, 3PT: 40.6%, FT: 73.9%. In his senior season he played 32 games avergaing 15.3ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.1apg, 2.0spg, FGP: 47.2%, 3PT: 37.1%, FT: 50.7%. He started his professional career with Pioneros de Delicias (Mexico-Chihuahua Vive) an dthen moved to the Hertener Loewen Basketball (Germany-ProB) playing 27 games: Score-2 (22.9ppg), 8.1rpg, 3.6apg, Steals-5 (2.6spg), FGP: 61.5%, 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 66.5%. At Herten he scored in double figures in 26 of 27 games and scored 20 points or more 18 times and had 11 double doubles. He had massive scoring explosions against Schwelm with 46 and 30 points 40 points against the Artland Dragosn where future NBA Draft Pick Isaiah hartenstein mustered only 6 points, and a 30 point effort against Wedel.

Awards and achievements in his absketball acrer have been All-RMAC West Division Freshmen of the Year -07, RMAC West Division Regular Season Champion -08, RMAC Tournament Winner -08, 11, RMAC West Division Regular Season Co-Runner-Up -09, RMAC Tournament Finalist -09
RMAC All-Tournament Team -09, All-RMAC West Division 1st Team -09, 10, RMAC West Division Defensive Player of the Year -09, Daktronics NCAA Division II All-Central Region 1st Team -10, NABC Division II All-Central Region 2nd Team -10, RMAC West Division Regular Season Runner-Up -10
All-RMAC 1st Team -11, NCAA D2 Sweet 16 -11, Mexican Chihuahua Vive Regular Season Runner-Up -15, Mexican Chihuahua Vive Finalist -15, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Player of the Year -16, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B 1st Team -16, Eurobasket.com German 2.Bundesliga Pro B All-Imports Team -16, and Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Honorable Mention -17.

Source:Basketball Lowen Braunschweih






Bumps And Bruises Doesn't Scare BG Goettingen Signing Evan Smotrycz - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Injuries plagued Evan Smotrycz (205-F/C-91, college: Maryland, agency: Inception Sports) last season with the Eisaberen Bremerhaven, but injuries, bumps and bruises have never shaken head coach Johan Roijakkers as he has been known for giving guys a chance in the past and has done so again bringing in Evan Smotrycz. Evan Smotrycz is a 25 year old 205cm forward from Reading, Mass that will be going into his third professional season. Last season he started off hot with the Eisbaeren as he scored in double figures in seven of 10 games and proved to be a very versatile unselfish player, but his season ended at the end of November. Especially his passing qualities for a big man are great as he demonstrated in games against Ulm and Bamberg with five and four assists. In his time with Bremerhaven, the American averaged 11.0ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.2apg, FGP: 47.4%, 3PT: 43.6%, FT: 71.9%. "He is a great passer and dangerous shooter at the position four. He can make players around him better with his passing", warned BG Goettingen head coach Johan Roijakkers.

The American started his basketball career in 2010 with Michigan (NCAA, starting five) where he played 35 games averaging 6.3ppg, 2.3rpg, FGP: 40.1%, 3PT: 38.1%, FT: 69.0%. In his second season at Michigan (NCAA) he played 34 games avergaing 7.7ppg, 4.9rpg, FGP: 52.7%, 3PT: 43.5%, FT: 77.6%, Some of his best games at Michigan included two 20 point efforts against Oakland and Bradley. At Michigan he had the pleasure of playing with future NBA players like Tim Hardaway Jr and Trey Burke. However he transfered to Maryland (NCAA) in 2012 and as a junior played 31 games averaging 11.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 43.2%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 74.6%. In his senior year he played 27 games avergaing 4.7ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.3apg. He started his professional basketball career in 2015 with Keravnos Strovolou (Cyprus-Division A) playing 14 games avergaing 16.0ppg, 7.3rpg, 2.1apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 51.2%, 3PT-2 (46.3%), FT: 61.9%. In the summer of 2016 he got valuable experience playing NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas (Toronto Raptors): 2 games: 2.0ppg. Awards and achivements in his basketball career have been Big Ten Tournament Semifinals -11, Big Ten Regular Season Co-Champion -12, Big Ten Tournament Semifinals -12, 15
Big Ten Regular Season Runner-Up -15, Cyprus League All-Star Game -16, Cypriot Cup Semifinals -16, Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Honorable Mention -16, Cyprus League Regular Season Runner-Up -16,a nd Cyprus League Semifinal -16

Source:BG Goettingen






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



Lietuvos rytas ink Chris Kramer, ex EWE Baskets - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (LKL) agreed terms with 29-year old American guard Chris Kramer (191-96kg-88, college: Purdue). He has played for the last five seasons at EWE Baskets in German BBL league. In 43 games he had 10.3ppg, 5.6rpg, 6.6apg and 2.2spg last season. Kramer helped them to make it to the final. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga 3rd Team and All-Defensive Team. Kramer also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 9.5ppg, 5.4rpg, 6.2apg (top 2) and 1.9spg (in top 2). It was another spectacular season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League 2nd Team.
Kramer has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won German Bundesliga Cup in 2015. Kramer was also voted All-Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year back in 2010 at his college time.
Kramer has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Puerto Rico (Mets) and NBA G League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
Kramer attended Purdue University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mindaugas Lukauskis
Chris Kramer

Forward:
Ben Madgen

Center:
Travis Peterson

Coach: Rimas Kurtinaitis

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China loses to Germany, misses Stankovic Cup final - by Eurobasket News

Team Red of the Chinese men's basketball national team lost to Germany 73-76 here on Friday at the Stankovic Continental Cup 2017, failing to make into Sunday's final. With 17 seconds to the end of the match, Meng Duo missed the free-throw to tie the score. The host team had no choice but to send their opponent to the free-throw line. Ismet Akpinar (190-PG-95, agency: BeoBasket) made in both and helped Germnay leading at 75-72. Zhao JiWei (185-PG-95) then caused the German a foul but the Chinese guard missed the second. Philipp Johannes (192-SF-94), who led Germnay with 17 points, then also missed his second free-throw attempt, which gave the Chinese team a chance to force a timeout. But Fang Shuo (188-G-90)'s three-pointer attempt just went wild. China, who trailed by 10 after the first quarter, outscored Germany 16-10 in the second period and 24-16 in the third, to headed into the final quarter with a lead of four. But Akpinar scored nine of his team-high 17 in that quarter, leading the German team to the victory and also a ticket to the final. Zhelin Wang (215-PF-94) led China with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds. Meng Duo (192-G/F-90) added 17, which all came in the second half. Germany will play against Croatia on Sunday, who beat Egypt 92-64 earlier today. The two teams had a clash on Thursday, in which the Croatian won at 83-77. China will only play against the winless Egypt for the third place of the tournament.
Courtesy of: xinhuanet.com



Brian Butler (ScanPlus Baskets) I Never Practice My Dunks Because I'm An In Game Dunker - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


Brian Butler (196-F-91) is a 25 year old 196cm German forward that completed his second season with the ScanPlus Baskets Elchingen (ProB) averaging 10,9ppg, 6,9rpg and 1,9apg and will return for a third season. He started his basketball career with the FC Bayern Muenchen junior team (NBBL) and then moved to BG Illertal/Weissenhorn (ProB) where he played from 2010-2013 playing a total of 74 Pro B games. He then played two seasons with Erdgas Ehingen/Urspringschule (ProA) playing 65 Pro A games. He spoke to eurobasket about his summer and upcoming dunk contest in Cologne Germany July 22nd.

Brian thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. Where are you at the moment and how has your summer been?

Hi thanks for having another interview with me ! I am in Elchingen right now and my summer was pretty successful till now .


You have been busy this summer with basketball. You recently won the street ball tournament Shut Up and Play in Berlin. That was the biggest trophy I ever saw. How did it feel holding that in your hand?

It was great ! We already won the tournament 2 years ago so it was a familiar feeling but it's always a great feeling to get a check of 4K


How much fun is it in general is it playing 3 on 3. How is this format different than the usual 5 on 5? What do you enjoy most about this format?

It's a big difference because you just play on one basket and most of the time it's just one on one so that's the most part I like because you have to guard your opponent as good as possible on your own if you ain't able to do that it is hard to helbecause if you do so it's an easy kickout to the shooter so basically you got be a good one on one player


Talk a little about the competition this time in Berlin. What players did you compete against that we know from the basketball leagues in Europe?

The competition is pretty good as always if you can win 4K ! Everybody wants to have money. We throughout the tournament we meet several pro a and pro b players and a lot of young talents of the NBBL.

Was there a player that you feel really made strides in this tournament or was actually in a way discovered and could make a real step on the basketball map in the future?

I have seen a bunch of young talent hope I will see or play against them soon in the pro league.


The athleticism of players really come to play in 3 on 3. What do you try to work on most in this format?

Like I already said you have to be a good one on one player on offense but also on defense so on offense I'm trying to work on things I learned during the summer and on defense I'm just trying to guard anyone who is in front of me don't matter if a point guard or a center

What kind of experience is it overall playing street ball and having this 3 on 3 format. The summer time is when you work on your game. How does this play help you with your overall preparation in basketball?

It's a great experience because you get to travel the world and meet a lot of different players ! It helps me to stay in shape and like I already mentioned to work on things I can't to during the season


The dunk of the summer was your beautiful spin from the base line and poster dunk. I probably watched it 30 times. Was that your personal favorite play/dunk this summer?


Hmm I don't want sound arrogant but I had a lot of dunks this offseason! But it definitely is in my top 10 this off season ! My top dunk happened in Paris in the finals game with 20 seconds left in the game I got an outlet pass and boom and one dunk to put my team up by 4 points and I made my free throw


You are taking part at the GRC Dunk contest in Cologne this weekend. How excited are you to be competing against 2 time BBL champion Salu Tadi, Brit Joel Henry and Polish sensation Arek Przybylski. Do you feel like you can take the title?

I don't know like always I'm going the to play in the tournament and I'm just going to be in the dunk contest to have fun and if I win I will be super happy but if not it's just another great experience I'm taking home !

Can you revel any special dunks that you are preparing now and will present on Saturday in Cologne?


No not really because like I don't really practice my dunks. I'm an in game dunker.


You are a professional basketball player, but love to dunk. Could you ever see dunking getting more popular in your heart that could risk your love to playing the game or will dunking in the summer always just be a hobby?

No dunking will always just be the hobby in the summer


You said in our last interview in April that this summer you will be working your shot and ball handling. How happy have you been with your development in these areas when you weren't playing street ball and dunking?


I am real happy and excited !! I've been working on my shoot several weeks thanks to my coach who flew in a Croation individuell Coach that is working a lot with me.


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

I am really excited to see the new rookies. I think there is a lot of talent in this years draft


Where will the journey go for young German Florian Hartenstein. It looks like he will return to Europe and play in the EasyCredit BBL. What club do you see being the best fit for him?

Puhh to be honest I don't know

The next German to make the NBA is Maxi Kleber. He couldn't have found a better situation than the Dallas mavericks having a mentor like Dirk Nowitzki. Can Kleber stay in the NBA or could he have a short ride like a Tim Ohlbrecht and Tibor Pleiss witnessed?


I think he brings the athletic package and if he stays healthy and keeps on working on his game I think has good chances!


Where will the journey of the Houston Rockets go this season with Chris Paul and James Harden in the back court. Do they have enough to make a serious run at the title or is something missing?

I don't know I have a feeling there is still something missing ! To be honest I don't think cp3 is a good fit for the Rockets


What was the last movie that you saw?

Spider-Man the homecoming.

Thanks Brian for the chat



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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 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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Olympiacos agreed terms with Brian Roberts - by Eurobasket News

Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (A1) has reportedly agreed terms with 32-year old American point guard Brian Roberts (185-82kg-85, college: Dayton, agency: Interperformances). He played most recently at Charlotte Hornets in the NBA. In 41 games he averaged 3.5ppg and 1.3apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Roberts played at the Trail Blazers in NBA where in 29 games he had just 2.3ppg. Roberts helped them to make it to the conference semifinals.
Among other achievements he won German Bundesliga championship title for three years in a row (between 2010 and 2012). Roberts received also Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 2nd Team award back in 2009.
He has played also professionally in NBA (New Orleans Pelicans), Israel (Galil Gilboa) and Germany (Brose Baskets).
Roberts attended University of Dayton until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vassilis Spanoulis
Brian Roberts
Evangelos Mantzaris
Janis Strelnieks
Vasileios Toliopoulos
Nikos Arsenopoulos
Giorgos Ballis
Giannis Petropoulos

Forwards:
Georgios Printezis
Kim Tillie
Jamel McLean
Kostas Papanikolaou
Ioannis Papapetrou
Dimitrios Agravanis
Antreas Tsoumanis

Centers:
Giorgos Bogris
Nikola Milutinov

Coach: Giannis Sfairopoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Betaland Cdo tabs Gary Talton, ex Cretan Kings - by Eurobasket News

Betaland Capo d'Orlando (Serie A) inked 27-year old American point guard Gary Talton (185-74kg-90, college: Ill.-Chicago). He played most recently at Cretan Kings in Greek A1 league. In 31 games he averaged 11.6ppg, 2.7rpg and 4.4apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Talton played at team Drive in U.S. G-League where in 30 games he had 8.9ppg, 2.5rpg and 4.1apg.
In 2013 he was drafted by Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League) in fourth round (67th overall).
Talton attended University of Illinois-Chicago and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Among other achievements Talton played in the final of D-League in 2015. He received also All-Horizon League 2nd Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
Talton has played also professionally in NBA G League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Delaware 87ers).

Betaland Capo d'Orlando roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gary Talton
Mario Ihring

Forwards:
Jakub Wojciechowski
Arnoldas Kulboka

Center:
Andrea Donda

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.



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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Dijon inks Damian Hollis - by Eurobasket News

JDA Dijon Bourgogne (ProA) signed 29-year old American (has also Hungarian passport) forward Damian Hollis (203-88, college: G.Washington, agency: Inception Sports). He played last season at Sport Lisboa Benfica in Portuguese LPB league. Hollis managed to play in three leagues last year. In 39 LPB games he had 14.5ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.7apg. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Newcomer of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team. Hollis also played 10 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded very remarkable stats: 17.6ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.8apg. And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged high stats: 16.0ppg and 7.5rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Hollis played at Germani in Italian Serie A. In 49 games he got high stats: 17.1ppg, 7.6rpg and 1.2apg. He contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
Hollis is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Greece (Cretan Kings), Italy (MIA-RO Cantu and Angelico Biella), Belgium (VOO Verviers Pepinster) and Hungary (Alba).
Hollis attended George Washington University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.
He could be described: A very athletic player, he can score inside and from outside the paint. He's very versatile and grabs lots of rebounds at both sides of the court.

JDA Dijon Bourgogne roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Axel Julien
Rasheed Sulaimon
Noah Burrell
J.J. Frazier
Martin Imhoff

Forwards:
Damian Hollis
Abdoulaye Loum
Jacques Alingue
Valentin Bigote
Jean-Philippe Dally
Florian Ouedraogo
Nicolas Dorez

Center:
Johan Passave-Ducteil

Coach: Laurent Legname

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Rafi Menco agreed terms with Hapoel Tel Aviv - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Tel-Aviv (Winner League) inked 23-year old international small forward Rafi Menco (198-94, agency: Avi Zilberman) from Hapoel Eilat. In 28 Winner League games he recorded 9.3ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg last season. He helped them to win the cup and end the regular season as the second best team in the league. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Co-Most Improved Player of the Year and voted to All-Domestic Players Team.
Menco 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 between 2011 and 2012.
Menco also represented Israel at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) three years ago. His stats at that event were 10 games: 14.4ppg, 6.0rpg, 2.2apg, FGP: 54.7%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 90.9%.
Menco has played previously for three other teams: Galil Gilboa, Hapoel Jerusalem and Wingate Academy Netanya.

Hapoel Tel-Aviv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Raviv Limonad
Adrian Banks
Tzuf Moshe

Forwards:
Daniel Aidan
Rafi Menco
Tomer Ginat

Coach: Danny Franco

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Jason Siggers (ex Titanes Licey) signs at Maccabi Rishon - by Nir Luna

Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion (Winner League) landed 32-year old American small forward Jason Siggers (194-85, college: Albany). He played in the summer at Titanes Licey in LNB league in Dominican Republic, but left the team in June. In 6 LNB games he averaged impressive 15.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 3.3apg and 1.2spg. The last season Siggers played at Galil Gilboa where in 33 Winner League games he was fifth best scorer with remarkable 17.1ppg and recorded 4.3rpg, 2.8apg and 1.6spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Sixth Man of the Year.
Among other achievements Siggers won Israeli National League championship title in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Danish Ligaen Player of the Year award back in 2008.
Siggers has played also professionally in France (Saint Quentin, Strasbourg IG, SPO Rouen, Boulazac Basket and Lille Metropole), Switzerland (Boncourt) and Denmark (Bakken).
He attended University at Albany until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.

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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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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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Jonah Bolden (ex Crvena Zvezda) signs at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) landed 21-year old Australian forward Jonah Bolden (208-98kg-96, college: UCLA). He moved there from Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS league where he played this season. The last season Bolden played at FMP Beograd (also in KLS). In 15 games he averaged 12.1ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.1apg and 1.7spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Forward of the Year. Bolden also played 25 games in ABA League where he had 12.9ppg, 7.2rpg (#4 in the league), 1.8apg, 1.0spg and 1.0bpg.
This summer Bolden was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (36th overall). He just graduated from Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles and it is his first season in pro basketball.
Bolden won National Prep championship title in 2014.
He represented Australia at the World Championships U19 in Prague (Czech Republic) four years ago. Bolden's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 8 games: 2.6ppg, 2.9rpg.
Bolden has played also in .

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michael Roll
Pierre Jackson
John DiBartolomeo

Forwards:
Karam Mashour
DeShaun Thomas
Jake Cohen
Jonah Bolden

Center:
Alex Tyus

Coach: Arik Shivek

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Alejandro Alloatti agreed terms with Penarol - by Eurobasket News

Penarol Mar del Plata (LigaA) strengthened their roster with addition of 33-year old former Argentinian international power forward Alejandro Alloatti (203-110kg-84) from Libertad Sunchales. He has played there for the last six years. In 39 LigaA games he averaged 6.6ppg and 3.9rpg last season.
Among other achievements Alloatti's team made it to the Argentinian Super 4 Cup Final Four in 2016. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA Honorable Mention award in 2015.
He has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport.
Alloatti was also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. He played for Argentinian Senior National Team between 2001 and 2011 and previously for U21 National Team between 2001 and 2005.
Alloatti also represented Argentina at the Panamerican Games in Guadalajara (Mexico) six years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 6.3ppg, 3.0rpg, FGP: 56.3%, FT: 87.5%.
And here thanks to pro basketball Alloatti experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Alloatti has played previously professionally also in Spain (Blancos de Rueda, Huelva, Plasencia and VGO Basket Vigo) and Argentina (Obras Basket, Boca Juniors and Lanus).

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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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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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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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Diego Corral agreed terms with Vicenza - by Eurobasket News

Banca Popolare Vicenza (Serie B) inked 31-year old naturalized Argentinian center Diego Corral (205-100kg-86, agency: Interperformances) from Fulgor Omegna. In 27 Serie B games he recorded 13.3ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.1apg and 1.2bpg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B Honorable Mention.
Corral ended the previous (2015-16) season at Tezenis Verona (Serie A) where in three games he averaged just 2.7ppg and 1.0rpg. But the most of that year he spent at Bawer Olimpia Matera (Serie A2). In 29 games he had 8.6ppg and 5.8rpg.
Corral's team won Italian Nazionale B Group C Regular Season in 2013.
He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Corral has played previously professionally also in Argentina (MH Basket) and Italy (Lighthouse Conad Trapani, Anagni, Napoli Basket, Bisceglie and Sarno).
His game is described as: A strong inside player with great wingspan and quickness. Runs well the court, has great timing for both the shot blocking and the rebounding. Has good 1-vs-1 moves in the paint, can easily beat taller opponents.

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Teramo inks Edoardo Piccinini - by Eurobasket News

Basket Teramo 2015 (Serie B) signed 19-year old point guard Edoardo Piccinini (187-98). He played last season at the junior team of Latina Basket in the Serie A2. Serie A2 was a little too high level for him, where in only one Serie A2 game he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound, 1 assist and 1 steal. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.

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Fabio Di Bella joins Omnia Basket - by Eurobasket News

Omnia Basket Lungavilla Pavia (Serie B) agreed terms with experienced 39-year old ex-international point guard Fabio Di Bella (188-85kg-78). He played last season at Novipiu Casale in the Serie A2. In 32 games he had 5.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.3apg. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Di Bella played at Mantova (Serie A) where in 32 games he recorded 7.7ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.2apg and 1.4spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team was regular season runner-up in Italian SerieA in 2010. Di Bella was also voted Eurobasket.com Italian SerieA All-Domestic Players Team back in 2004 and 2010. He was a member of Italian Senior National Team back in 2006.
Di Bella has spent his entire career in Italy playing for seven other teams: Juvecaserta, Pavia Basket, Germani Basket Brescia, Angelico Biella, Sutor Montegranaro, Virtus Bologna and Angelico Biella.
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Omnia Basket.
On Di Bella: A late bloomer who first saw action in a professional league at 23. Can spend time in both the guard position, even being undersized to play the 2 at top level. Has great athleticism and can score in traffic using both hands. Year after year, he added a reliable outside shot and improved his game at a slower tempo.

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Cozzoli is back at Matera - by Eurobasket News

Bawer Olimpia Matera (Serie B) signed 27-year old guard Marcello Cozzoli (188-90). It is actually his comeback to Matera as he has played here before. Cozzoli played last season at Gessi Valsesia Basket in the Serie B. In 28 games he had 9.6ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.5apg.
The previous (15-16) season Cozzoli played at Nuova Aquila Palermo where in 26 Serie B games he recorded 12.5ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.0apg and 1.2spg.
Cozzoli played in the final of Italian Serie B Group D in 2015.
He represented Italy at the Albert Schweitzer International Tournament in Mannheim (Unofficial World Championships U18) nine years ago.
Cozzoli has played previously for four other teams: Enel Brindisi, Potenza, Corato and Monreale.

Bawer Olimpia Matera roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marcello Cozzoli
Samuele Pasqualini

Forward:
Leonardo Battistini

Center:
Nicolo Ravazzani

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Scandone Avellino adds Wells to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Scandone Avellino (Serie A) added to their roster 25-year old American guard Dezmine Wells (196-98kg-92, college: Maryland). He played last season at Oklahoma City Blue (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 29 games he recorded 12.9ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.1apg and 1.4spg. Wells also played that season for Doxa Lefkadas in Greek A1 where in 9 games he averaged impressive 16.8ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.0apg. He won D-League Southwest Division championship title.
Wells was voted All-Big Ten 1st Team in 2015 at his college time.
Wells has played also professionally in NBA (Oklahoma City Thunder).
He attended University of Maryland until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Scandone Avellino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ariel Filloy
Jason Rich
Bruno Fitipaldo
Dezmine Wells

Forwards:
Andrea Zerini
Thomas Scrubb

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stefano Saletti agreed terms with Isernia - by Eurobasket News

Il Globo Basket Isernia (Serie B) inked 20-year old power forward Stefano Saletti (200-105kg-97) from Pallacanestro San Michele Maddaloni. In 12 Serie B games he recorded 3.1ppg and 2.0rpg last season. Saletti also played that season for Air Fire Valmontone. But in 13 Serie B games he averaged just 1.3ppg and 2.2rpg.
He has played previously for two other teams: Unieuro Forli and Bergamo.

Il Globo Basket Isernia roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Ferdinando Smorra

Forward:
Fabio Riccio

Centers:
Klaudio Patani
Stefano Saletti

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Emmanuel Omogbo joins VL Pesaro - by Eurobasket News

Consultinvest VL Pesaro (Serie A) agreed terms with 22-year old American (has also Nigerian passport) forward Emmanuel Omogbo (203-95kg-95, agency: Mansfield and Associates). He just graduated from Colorado State University (NCAA). In 36 games he had 13.6ppg, 10.4rpg, 1.7apg and 1.1spg last season. Omogbo helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Quite impressive season as he was named to All-MWC 1st Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Omogbo won NJCAA D1 District V championship title in 2015.
He has played previously for another Italian team Kiski School.

Consultinvest VL Pesaro roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pablo Bertone
Diego Monaldi
Dallas Moore

Forwards:
Eric Mika
Emmanuel Omogbo

Center:
Andrea Ancellotti

Coach: Spiro Leka

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Enel Brindisi inks Milenko Tepic - by Eurobasket News

Enel Basket Brindisi (Serie A) signed 30-year old Serbian ex-international guard Milenko Tepic (202-97kg-87, agency: BeoBasket) from Betaland Cdo. 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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Imola keeps Dalpozzo for another season - by Eurobasket News

NPC Virtus Imola (Serie C Gold) re-signed 27-year old point guard Lorenzo Dalpozzo (185-90). He played there last season.
Part of previous (2015-16) season Dalpozzo spent at Giorgina Saffi Basket Forli (Serie C Silver). He also played that season for Pallacanestro Castenaso (Serie C Silver).
Dalpozzo won Serie C Group D in 2015.
He has played previously for Faenza.

NPC Virtus Imola roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lorenzo Dalpozzo
Alessandro Nucci

Forward:
Daniele Casadei

Center:
Giammarco Sangiorgi

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Imola keeps Sangiorgi for another season - by Eurobasket News

NPC Virtus Imola (Serie C Gold) re-signed 26-year old center Giammarco Sangiorgi (206-91). He played there last season.
The previous (15-16) season Sangiorgi played at Rekico Faenza (Serie B) where in 9 games he recorded 3.1ppg and 2.1rpg.
He won Serie C Group D in 2015.
Sangiorgi has played previously for Bertinoro.

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The Flexx Pistoia tabs Markus Kennedy - by Eurobasket News

The Flexx Pistoia (Serie A) inked 26-year old American power forward Markus Kennedy (206-118kg-91, college: SMU). The last season Kennedy played at another team Rio Grande Valley Vipers in U.S. NBA-G-League. But in 15 games he averaged just 1.5ppg and 1.1rpg. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
Last year Kennedy was drafted by Erie BayHawks (D-League) in second round (23rd overall).
The former Southern Methodist University staris in his second season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he received All-AAC Sixth Man of the Year award in 2015 and 2016 at his college time.
Kennedy has played also professionally in Turkey (Yesilgiresun Bld).

The Flexx Pistoia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ronald Moore
Tommaso Laquintana
Francesco Galli

Forward:
Aleksander Czyz

Centers:
Daniele Magro
Markus Kennedy

Coach: Vincenzo Esposito

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Betaland Cdo tabs Gary Talton, ex Cretan Kings - by Eurobasket News

Betaland Capo d'Orlando (Serie A) inked 27-year old American point guard Gary Talton (185-74kg-90, college: Ill.-Chicago). He played most recently at Cretan Kings in Greek A1 league. In 31 games he averaged 11.6ppg, 2.7rpg and 4.4apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Talton played at team Drive in U.S. G-League where in 30 games he had 8.9ppg, 2.5rpg and 4.1apg.
In 2013 he was drafted by Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League) in fourth round (67th overall).
Talton attended University of Illinois-Chicago and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Among other achievements Talton played in the final of D-League in 2015. He received also All-Horizon League 2nd Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
Talton has played also professionally in NBA G League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Delaware 87ers).

Betaland Capo d'Orlando roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gary Talton
Mario Ihring

Forwards:
Jakub Wojciechowski
Arnoldas Kulboka

Center:
Andrea Donda

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Fabio Riccio is a newcomer at Isernia - by Eurobasket News

Il Globo Basket Isernia (Serie B) added to their roster 27-year old swingman Fabio Riccio (188-90). He played last season at Neapolis Napoli in the Serie C Silver.
Riccio has played previously for Airola.

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Valsesia tabs Guglielmo Sodero - by Eurobasket News

Gessi Valsesia Basket (Serie B) inked 24-year old shooting guard Guglielmo Sodero (191-93) from Zannella Basket Cefalu. Sodero has played there for the last three years. In 29 Serie B games he averaged 11.3ppg, 3.2rpg and 2.1apg last season.
He has played previously for two other teams: Francavilla and CUS Torino.

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Dustin Hogue (ex Dolomiti En. TR) agreed terms with Pinar Karsiyaka - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir (BSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American forward Dustin Hogue (198-93kg-92, college: Iowa State). He played most recently at Dolomiti Energia Trento in Italian Serie A. In 44 games he recorded 10.7ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.2apg and 1.0spg last season. Hogue helped them to make it to the final. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Nea Kifisia in Greek A1 where in 28 games he averaged 12.5ppg, 8.1rpg (#2 in the league), 1.4apg and 1.0spg.
Among other achievements Hogue's college team won Big 12 Tournament for two years in a row (2014 and 2015).
He graduated from Iowa State in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Berk Ugurlu
Alp Karahan

Forwards:
Metin Turen
Dustin Hogue

Centers:
Egemen Guven
Gorkem Dogan

Coach: Aleksandar Trifunovic

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Urania Milano inks Giacomo Eliantonio - by Eurobasket News

Urania Milano (Serie B) agreed terms with 29-year old center Giacomo Eliantonio (206-102kg-88). He played last season at NPC Rieti in the Serie A2. In 30 games he had 3.8ppg and 1.4rpg. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Eliantonio played at Amatori Sport Falconara Marittima where in 36 Serie B games he recorded 13.4ppg, 4.9rpg and 2.1apg. He helped them to make it to the group semifinals.
Eliantonio represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 8.8ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.1apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 61.1%, 3PT: 42.1%.
Eliantonio has played previously for eight other teams: Unieuro Forli, Rimini, Mens Sana 1871 Siena, Jesi, Scafati, Basket Barcellona, Recanati and Napoli Basket.
On Eliantonio: A fundametally sound inside player, who can spend time in 4 and 5 positions. Needs of playing time to reach the definitive maturation. Has a very good outside shooting touch, and this could enable him to become a good power forward.

Urania Milano roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Simone Ferrarese
Stefano Laudoni

Forward:
Marko Micevic

Center:
Giacomo Eliantonio

Coach: Davide Villa

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  JAPAN  


South Korea retains slim hope of William Jones Cup glory after beating Japan - by Eurobasket News

SOUTH Korea have kept alive their hopes of winning the William Jones Cup in Taiwan - but Canada and Lithuania remain the title favourites. After seven of nine matches in the relentless tournament at the Taipei Peace International Basketball Hall, Canada and Lithuania lead the standings with six wins each. One win further back is South Korea, who beat Japan 101-81 on day seven. Jong-Kyu Kim (207-C-91) hit 21 points as he finished with a perfect shooting record of 11-for-11, including nine-for-nine field goals. It was a stunning display of shooting from the 26-year-old, who nailed all eight shots from two-point range, one three-pointer and two free throws. The Philippines' faint hopes of glory were extinguished by Lithuania, with the Europeans beating Gilas Pilipinas 91-80, despite 14 points and five assists from Kiefer Isaac Ravena (181-G/F-93). Canada, having suffered a shock defeat against Chinese Taipei Blue on day four, is best placed to win the William Jones Cup after a dominant 121-72 win over India. Canada led 63-38 at the half and continued to impress in the second half, as Diego Kapelan (190-G-87, college: McNeese St.) finished with 21 points. The key match-ups on Saturday, the penultimate day of competition, include Japan v Canada, Chinese Taipei White v Lithuania and Iraq v South Korea.
Courtesy of: asiancorrespondent.com



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  LATVIA  


Zanis Peiners (ex PAOK) is a newcomer at Lietkabelis - by Eurobasket News

Panevezys Lietkabelis (LKL) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old Latvian international swingman Zanis Peiners (203-92kg-90). He played most recently at PAOK Thessaloniki in Greek A1 league. In 27 games he recorded 11.0ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.4apg last season. Peiners also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 9.2ppg and 3.6rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at BK Ventspils in Latvian LBL. In 43 games he had 8.1ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.1apg. Peiners helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Peiners also played 13 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 7.6ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.9apg and 1.2spg.
Peiners' team won Latvian League Regular Season in 2015.
He has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. Peiners has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2013 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2007.
He represented Latvia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 2.4ppg, 1.0apg.
Peiners has played also professionally in Russia (Avtodor), Ukraine (Mykolaiv) and Latvia (ASK/Juniors, BA Riga, Ezerzeme, VEF Riga and Latvijas Universitate).

Panevezys Lietkabelis roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Gintaras Leonavicius

Forward:
Zanis Peiners

Centers:
Darjus Lavrinovic
Ksistof Lavrinovic
Vaidas Cepukaitis

Coach: Arturs Stalbergs

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LITHUANIA  


Neptunas tab Renaldas Seibutis - by Eurobasket News

Neptunas Klaipeda (LKL) inked 32-year old international shooting guard Renaldas Seibutis (196-82kg-85). He has played for the last two years at Zalgiris in the LKL. In 47 games he recorded 6.1ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.5apg last season. Seibutis helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Seibutis also played 30 games in Euroleague where he averaged just 2.5ppg and 1.3rpg.
In 2007 he was drafted by Dallas Mavericks (NBA) in second round (50th overall).
Among other achievements Seibutis was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game in 2011 and 2015.
He has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. Seibutis has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2005 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2005.
He also represented Lithuania at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 7.8ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.8apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 54.5%.
Seibutis is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Greece (Olympiacos and Marousi), Spain (RETAbet Bilbao Basket), Turkey (Darussafaka and Eskisehir Basket) and Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas and Sakalai).
Seibutis' game is described as: (by Aran Smith for NBADraft.net in 2007)
One of the top handful of talents in the next generation out of Lithuania ... Very quick shooting guard with good size who loves to slash to the basket ... Nice athlete ... Good vision and passing skills, can even spend time at the PG position ... Very adept at creating off the dribble and loves to take the ball all the way to the basket
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By Eurobasket Data Center

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Zanis Peiners (ex PAOK) is a newcomer at Lietkabelis - by Eurobasket News

Panevezys Lietkabelis (LKL) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old Latvian international swingman Zanis Peiners (203-92kg-90). He played most recently at PAOK Thessaloniki in Greek A1 league. In 27 games he recorded 11.0ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.4apg last season. Peiners also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 9.2ppg and 3.6rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at BK Ventspils in Latvian LBL. In 43 games he had 8.1ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.1apg. Peiners helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Peiners also played 13 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 7.6ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.9apg and 1.2spg.
Peiners' team won Latvian League Regular Season in 2015.
He has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. Peiners has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2013 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2007.
He represented Latvia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 2.4ppg, 1.0apg.
Peiners has played also professionally in Russia (Avtodor), Ukraine (Mykolaiv) and Latvia (ASK/Juniors, BA Riga, Ezerzeme, VEF Riga and Latvijas Universitate).

Panevezys Lietkabelis roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Gintaras Leonavicius

Forward:
Zanis Peiners

Centers:
Darjus Lavrinovic
Ksistof Lavrinovic
Vaidas Cepukaitis

Coach: Arturs Stalbergs

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lietuvos rytas ink Chris Kramer, ex EWE Baskets - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (LKL) agreed terms with 29-year old American guard Chris Kramer (191-96kg-88, college: Purdue). He has played for the last five seasons at EWE Baskets in German BBL league. In 43 games he had 10.3ppg, 5.6rpg, 6.6apg and 2.2spg last season. Kramer helped them to make it to the final. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga 3rd Team and All-Defensive Team. Kramer also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 9.5ppg, 5.4rpg, 6.2apg (top 2) and 1.9spg (in top 2). It was another spectacular season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League 2nd Team.
Kramer has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won German Bundesliga Cup in 2015. Kramer was also voted All-Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year back in 2010 at his college time.
Kramer has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Puerto Rico (Mets) and NBA G League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
Kramer attended Purdue University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mindaugas Lukauskis
Chris Kramer

Forward:
Ben Madgen

Center:
Travis Peterson

Coach: Rimas Kurtinaitis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Skucas re-signs at Lietkabelis - by Eurobasket News

Panevezys Lietkabelis (LKL) confirmed in their roster 25-year old small forward Zygimantas Skucas (201-103kg-92, agency: Octagon Europe). He played there last season. In 48 LKL games he had 7.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.2apg. Skucas helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals. He also played 14 games in Eurocup where he recorded 9.2ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.7apg.
The previous (15-16) season Skucas played at Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 35 LKL games he averaged 8.7ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.3apg. Skucas also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 11.7ppg, 5.4rpg and 2.3apg. He also played 3 games in Baltic League where he got 13.3ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Skucas was voted Eurobaske.com All-European Championships U18 3rd Team back in 2010.
He represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. Skucas' team won Gold and his stats at that event were 6 games: 8.0ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 68.2%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 71.4%.
Skucas has played previously for three other teams: Zalgiris, LSU-Atletas and Zalgiris II Kaunas.

Panevezys Lietkabelis roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Gintaras Leonavicius

Forwards:
Zanis Peiners
Zygimantas Skucas

Centers:
Darjus Lavrinovic
Ksistof Lavrinovic
Vaidas Cepukaitis

Coach: Arturs Stalbergs

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Marc Antonio Carter (ex Stal Ostrow) agreed terms with Lietuvos rytas - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (LKL) strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old American swingman Marc Antonio Carter (191-85, college: NC-Wilmington, agency: Interperformances). He played most recently at Stal Ostrow in Polish PLK league. In 36 games he recorded 12.2ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.9apg and 1.1spg last season. Carter helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Polish League 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at AEK Athens in Greek A1 where in 35 games he averaged 7.0ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.5apg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Honorable Mention. Carter also played 9 games in Eurocup where he had 7.1ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.8apg.
Carter has played also professionally in Cyprus (Proteas Danoi AEL Limassol), Germany (Duesseldorf Baskets and Phoenix Hagen) and Greece (PAOK Thessaloniki, Panionios and Cretan Kings).
He attended University of N.Carolina-Wilmington until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: T.J. was the 8th leading scorer in German 2011/12 BBL competition with 14,5 ppg and 7th in steals with 1,3 spg... he is a talented and athletic shooting guard who can play also the small forward position... he is a outstanding defender who can defend both guard and forward positions if needed... great athlete with a strong body who does not mind to get physical if needed... very explosive jumper and a good rebounder... a former All-CAA 1st Team performer in college….

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mindaugas Lukauskis
Chris Kramer

Forwards:
Marc_Antonio Carter
Ben Madgen

Center:
Travis Peterson

Coach: Rimas Kurtinaitis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gilas succumbs to Lithuania, 91-80 - by Eurobasket News

The Philippines absorbed another loss in the 39th William Jones Cup as it fell apart against Lithuania, 91-80, on Friday afternoon at the Taipei Heping Basketball Gymnasium in Taiwan. With a 4-3 win-loss record, the Gilas Pilipinas took the fourth spot in the team standings, losing its chance to defend the Jones Cup title. Gilas had a strong start, leading by 22-17 at the end of the first quarter. But the Lithuanians came back easily, sparking a major uprising in the second canto to take over at the half, 50-41. Lithuania remained dominant in the second half, establishing its largest distance at 20 points, 70-50, that was enough to survive the last-ditch effort made by young Gilas squad. Kiefer Isaac Ravena (181-G/F-93) and Mike Myers paced the Philippines with 14 points apiece. Matthew Wright (193-G-91, college: St.Bonaventure) and Roger Pogoy chipped in 13 markers each while Christian Standhardinger (206-F-89, college: Hawaii) and Carl Bryan Cruz combined for 19 points and four boards. Eigirdas Zukaukas showed the way for the now 6-1 Lithuania with 22 points and seven assists on top of four rebounds and three steals against two turnovers. Gilas Pilipinas will take on India tomorrow, July 21 at 1 p.m.
Courtesy of: pbarecap.ph



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  MALAYSIA  


Malaysia outscore Manukau Counties U23 in friendly - by Eurobasket News

Good start for Malaysia Men National Basketball team as they defeated Manukau Counties U23 90-80 at One Tree Hill gym tonight.
Tian Yuan Kuek (201-C-91) knocked down 3 three-pointers and scored a team-high 19 points, rookie Perry Lim who just arrived 2 hours before the game had 17 points on his national team debut, "Mei Mei" Chun Hong Ting (193-C-96) added 13 points and Yi Hou got 11 points.
Tomorrow #TeamMalaysia will play against Waitakere West Auckland Basketball Inc (WWABI) U23 at 7 PM local time,which is 3 PM Malaysia time, their level is similar to Manukau Counties U23.
Courtesy of: Malaysia Basketball Association



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  MONTENEGRO  


Vranes is back at Metalac - by Eurobasket News

Metalac Farmakom Valjevo (KLS) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old Montenegrin ex-international center Slavko Vranes (230-136kg-83). It is actually his comeback to Valjevo as he has played here before. Vranes played most recently at Ayandeh Sazan in Iranian Superleague. In 10 games he had 10.9ppg, 9.8rpg, 1.4apg and 2.9bpg in 2015-16 season.
The previous (2015) summer Vranes played at Petrochimi (also in Superleague) where in three games he recorded 8.0ppg and 6.3rpg in 2015 season.
In 2003 Vranes was drafted by New York Knicks (NBA) in second round (39th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Superleague Semifinals for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). Strangely Vranes also played for Montenegrin National Team in 2011.
He played at the WABA Club Championships five years ago.
Vranes is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. Vranes tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally also in Russia (Unics Kazan), Turkey, Serbia (Partizan and Crvena Zvezda), Montenegro (Buducnost) and Iran (Zob Ahan, Mahram and Sanaye).

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Titanes Licey signs Cameron Tatum, ex Mornar Bar - by Eurobasket News

Titanes del Licey (LNB) signed 29-year old American small forward Cameron Tatum (200-88, college: Tennessee). He played last season at Mornar Bar in Montenegrin Erste Liga, but left the team in Apr.'17. In 15 ABA League games he had 8.6ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.1apg. Tatum also played 8 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 9.3ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.1apg.
In 2012 he was drafted by Iowa Energy (D-League) in third round (38th overall).
The former University of Tennessee standoutis in his sixth season in pro basketball.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Tatum's team won Cyprus Supercup in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Tatum has played in four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Poland (PGE Turow), Venezuela (Guaiqueries), Cyprus (Petrolina AEK Larnaca) and NBA G League (Northern Arizona Suns).
Tatum could be described: Long, athletic guard that takes pride in the hustle plays, such as drawing the charge or going after loose balls. His ability to go to the basket and shoot the corner-3 helps to create mismatches and open up opportunities for himself as well as his teammates. Uses his length to take away the passing lanes on the defensive end, often creating turnovers or broken plays.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Obradoiro tabs Nemanja Radovic - by Eurobasket News

Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro CAB (Liga Endesa) inked 26-year old Montenegrin international power forward Nemanja Radovic (208-97kg-91, agency: BeoBasket). He has played for the last three years at UCAM Murcia in the Liga Endesa. In 30 games he recorded 8.7ppg and 3.9rpg last season. Radovic also played 14 games in Eurocup where he averaged 9.6ppg and 3.9rpg.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Radivoj Korac (Serbian Cup) in 2014. Radovic received also Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
He has been also a member of Montenegrin international program for some years. Radovic has regularly played for Montenegrin senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
He also represented Montenegro at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 4.0ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.3apg.
Radovic has played also professionally in Greece (KAO Dramas), Montenegro (Mornar Bar, Buducnost, S.Centar and KK Mornar Bar II) and Serbia (Vrsac and Mega Bemax).

Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro CAB roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Albert Sabat
David Navarro
Jose Pozas

Forwards:
Martins Laksa
Nemanja Radovic

Center:
Artem Pustovyi

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  NBA  


Kyrie Irving asked Cavaliers to trade him, blindsiding LeBron James - by Eurobasket News

Kyrie Irving (6'3''-G-92, college: Duke) said the Cavaliers were in a 'peculiar place.' We didn't realize quite how peculiar. Brian Windhorst of ESPN: Kyrie Irving is ready to end his run with the Cleveland Cavaliers, as league sources told ESPN that the guard has asked the team to trade him. The request came last week and was made to Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. Irving has expressed that he wants to go play in a situation where he can be a more focal point and no longer wants to play alongside LeBron James (6'8''-SF-84), sources said. James was informed of Irving's request and was blindsided and disappointed, sources said. Irving has admitted playing with LeBron has sometimes been rocky. It paid off with a championship in 2016, and I'm sure Irving found the tradeoff worthwhile then. But the Warriors are so dominant with Kevin Durant. Even a team with LeBron, Irving and Kevin Love is a major underdog. If Irving would prefer to lead a team, it's much easier to reject a supporting role when it's so unlikely to culminate in a championship. (It's also easier with a title already under his belt.) This shouldn't quiet the alarms of LeBron leaving next summer. Just because Irving doesn't want to play with him doesn't mean LeBron wants to play without Irving. This could push LeBron further out the door. I also wouldn't read too much into this signaling LeBron's intent to stay in Cleveland. Though it's possible Irving has a read on LeBron's plan, a trade is the only sure-fire way to escape LeBron - and do it without playing another year with him. I wouldn't tell Irving what would make him happiest. Cleveland is not a premier market, and playing in LeBron's shadow isn't always ideal for another star. But I'm leery of Irving's ability to lead a successful team. The Cavs stunk before LeBron returned and have stunk when he sits and Irving plays. Irving's shortcomings - defense, distributing - become more pronounced as his team's best player. Maybe Irving is up for the challenge. He clearly wants it. Then again, Cleveland doesn't have to grant him the ability to try. He's locked up for two more years. He can request, but not force, a trade. This is a difficult time for the Cavaliers, who need visionary leadership. Their general manager has his hands full. Oh, right.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



The Spurs keep Pau Gasol - by Eurobasket News

San Antonio Spurs (NBA) re-signed experienced 37-year old Spaniard international power forward Pau Gasol (213-113kg-80) to a three-year deal. He played there last season. In 80 NBA games he averaged 11.4ppg, 7.7rpg, 2.3apg and 1.1bpg. Gasol helped them to win the Southwest Division title (twice) (also twice).
The previous (15-16) season he played at the Bulls where in 72 NBA games he had very impressive stats: 16.5ppg, 11.0rpg, 4.1apg and 2.0bpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to NBA All-Star Game.
In 2001 Atlanta Hawks selected him as third overall pick in NBA draft.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Olympic Games 1st Team award in 2008, 2012 and 2016.
Gasol has been also a member of Spanish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Spanish senior team since 2000 and previously for U20 National Team between 1999 and 2000.
Gasol also represented Spain at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 5 games: Score-4 (19.4ppg), Reb-1 (8.8rpg), 2.2apg, Blocks-3 (2.0bpg), FGP: 51.9%, 3PT-3 (60.0%), FT: 56.0%.
Gasol has spent his entire career in NBA playing for two other teams: LA Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies.
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at the Spurs.
Gasol's game is described as: Despite 214cm, can play also at 3-4 positions. Great size advantage. High, thin and with a similar face. He is also a great long distance shooter and can hit from three in any moment. Maybe he is too weak and should get some more weight. Can do it all with great size. Ability to play any position and can score in many ways. Not strong and very thin. Doesn't rebound well and isn't a great defender either. Everyone compares him to cross between Dirk Nowitzki and Toni Kukoc and yes they are extremely similar in style.

San Antonio Spurs roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Manu Ginobili
Patrick Mills
Brandon Paul

Forwards:
Rudy Gay
Joffrey Lauvergne
Jaron Blossomgame
Matt Costello

Center:
Pau Gasol

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Morris' pro career starts at Denver Nuggets - by Eurobasket News

Denver Nuggets (NBA) tabbed 22-year old point guard Monte Morris (190-82kg-95). He just graduated from Iowa State University (NCAA). Morris has played there for the last four years. In 35 games he averaged impressive 16.4ppg, 4.8rpg, 6.2apg and 1.5spg last season. Morris helped them to win Big 12 Tournament and end the regular season as the second best team in the conference. He can count that season as a very successful as All-Big 12 All-Tournament MVP, selected to All-Big 12 1st Team and selected to CBS Sports All-America 2nd Team.
This summer he was drafted by the Nuggets in second round (51st overall). Morris just graduated from Iowa State University and it is his first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he received HS Michigan's Associated Press' Class C Player of the Year Award award back in 2011, 2012 and 2013 at his college time.

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The Pistons tab Luis David Montero - by Eurobasket News

Detroit Pistons inked 24-year old Dominican shooting guard Luis David Montero (203-93, college: South Plains JC). He is not a newcomer in USA League as he played most recently at Reno Bighorns. In 12 NBA G League games he averaged 9.2ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.6apg and 1.1spg last season. Montero also played that season for another team Sioux Falls Skyforce where in 36 games he had 8.8ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg.
Montero has never been drafted by the NBA.
He has played previously for three other NBA teams: Miami Heat, Portland Trail Blazers and Santa Cruz Warriors.
Montero attended South Plains College until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

Detroit Pistons roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Reggie Bullock
Langston Galloway
Luis_David Montero

Forwards:
Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson
Eric Moreland
Derek Willis

Centers:
Anthony Tolliver
Markus Kennedy

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The Grizzlies add Brooks to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) added to their roster 21-year old Canadian forward Dillon Brooks (198-98kg-96). He just graduated from Oregon (NCAA). Brooks has played there for the last three years. In 35 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.1ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.7apg and 1.1spg last season. Brooks helped them to make it to the final and they also made it to the NCAA Final Four. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected All-Pac-12 Co-Player of the Year and voted to All-Pac-12 1st Team and voted to NABC Division I All-America 2nd Team.
This summer he was drafted by Houston Rockets in second round (45th overall). Brooks just graduated from Oregon and it is his first season in pro basketball.
Despite young age he had great career. His college team won Pac-12 Tournament in 2016. Brooks was also voted USBWA All-District IX Player of the Year in 2016.
Brooks was also a member of Canadian international program for some years. He played for Canadian Senior National Team two years ago and previously for U19 National Team between 2014 and 2015.
Brooks also represented Canada at the Panamerican Games in Toronto (Canada) two years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 4 games: 5.0ppg, 1.3rpg.
Brooks has played previously for Father Henry Carr Secondary School.

Memphis Grizzlies roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mario Chalmers
Tyreke Evans
Ben McLemore
Kobi Simmons

Forwards:
Wayne Selden
Dillon Brooks
Rade Zagorac

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Billy Ouattara (ex Monaco) is a newcomer at the Nets - by Eurobasket News

Brooklyn Nets strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old French international shooting guard Billy Ouattara (191-92). He is a dual citizen owning also Ghanian passport. Ouattara was about to sign at AS Monaco Basket in French ProA. He has played there for the last three years. The last season Ouattara played also at Monaco (also in ProA) where in 32 games he recorded 11.8ppg and 3.3rpg. He helped them to win the cup and end the regular season at the top position. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com French ProA All-Domestic Players Team. Ouattara also played 18 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 10.6ppg and 2.8rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the Basketball Champions League Final Four.
Ouattara has never been drafted by the NBA.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention in 2016.
Ouattara has been also a member of French international program for some years. He has regularly played for French senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2011.
Ouattara represented France at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 7.6ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.1apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 45.5%, 3PT: 15.0%, FT: 70.6%.
Ouattara has played also professionally for other French teams like Chalon/Saor and Denain Voltaire.

Brooklyn Nets roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Billy Ouattara
Milton Doyle
Jeremy Senglin

Forwards:
Jacob Wiley
Jarrett Allen

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John Wall agrees to four-year, $170M extension with Wizards, source says - by Eurobasket News

The Washington Wizards and All-Star point guard John Wall (6'4''-PG-90, college: Kentucky) have agreed to a four-year, $170 million extension, a league source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal, first reported by TNT, begins in 2019, the source said. It includes a fourth-year player option and a 15 percent trade kicker. In a video tweeted Friday night by the UNINTERRUPTED, Wall confirmed he had agreed to the extension, saying: "You know I wasn't going anywhere." Wall, 26, has two years and $37 million left on his current deal. ESPN reported June 30 that the Wizards had offered Wall a supermax deal, made possible because he was named to the All-NBA third team this past season. If Wall did not make one of the three All-NBA teams next season, he could have lost his chance for the megadeal. "I just had to think it out with my family and friends and make a decision," Wall said in the UNINTERRUPTED video. "Y'all know where I wanted to be at. I'm happy I'm coming back another four years to be a Washington Wizard. Y'all know what I'm going for. Definitely gonna bring y'all the championship, that's my ultimate goal, and I won't stop till I get it." Already this offseason, Washington brought back Otto Porter Jr., matching a $106 million, four-year offer sheet he signed with the Brooklyn Nets. The move kept Washington's young trio of Wall, Porter and Bradley Beal intact. Beal signed a five-year deal worth approximately $128 million last offseason. He reacted to his teammate's rich extension late Friday night, to Wall's approval. Earlier this week, Wizards owner Ted Leonsis said he was confident Wall would sign the extension, and Leonsis added he would do what it takes to keep Washington as a contender. Including Wall's new deal, the guaranteed salaries on Washington's roster the next four seasons total: $126 million, $126M, $108M and $98M. "I think we've proven that we have as much resources and as much tools as anybody in the league, and we're in the [luxury] tax," Leonsis told The Washington Post. "We'll spend whatever we need to get better, but we're going to get better by keeping our core together and then adding to it." Washington went 49-33 this past season, losing to the Boston Celtics in seven games in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Wall starred throughout, averaging 27.2 points and 10.3 assists in 13 playoff games. The only other player in NBA history to average at least 25 points and 10 assists while playing at least 10 games in a single postseason is Russell Westbrook, who posted averages of 26.0 points and 11.0 assists in 18 games during the 2016 postseason. Wall also is the only player to average at least 15 points and 10 assists in each of the last three seasons. Westbrook (twice), James Harden, and Chris Paul are the only other players to do so even once in that span. Wall is the third player to agree this summer to a supermax deal, joining Harden and Stephen Curry.
Courtesy of: espn.com



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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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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  NCAA1  


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.


Iowa State adds graduate transfer Zoran Talley - by Eurobasket News

Iowa State added a scoring option on Thursday night, one who is eligible immediately. Zoran Talley (6'7''-F), who spent his first three seasons at Old Dominion, will join the Cyclones as a graduate transfer this season. 'We are excited to add Zoran to our program,' Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm said in a statement issued by the athletic department. 'He has had great success, both personally and as a team, at ODU and will be an asset for our team. Zoran brings versatility on both ends of the floor and his ability to play and guard several positions will benefit us. He can score and make plays and with him being immediately eligible, that is great for us.' Talley, a 6-foot-7 wing, averaged 11.3 points for the Monarchs last season as a sophomore. However, he was dismissed from the team in April for a violation of team rules. This was preceded by two separate suspensions during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons, according to Ed Miller of the Virginia Pilot. He redshirted the 2014-15 season, leaving him two years of eligibility remaining at Iowa State. He is set to graduate in August. Talley and fellow graduate transfer Hans Brase (Princeton) provides a boost in scoring, as well as in experience, in a frontline that returns Solomon Young, the rising sophomore big man.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



Appalachian State freshman shooter to transfer - by Eurobasket News

A 3-point threat became a late addition to the transfer market earlier this week. Appalachian State rising sophomore Patrick Good (6'0''-PG-98) informed head coach Jim Fox on his intentions to leave the program. He was granted his release on Wednesday, according to Bret Strelow of the Winston-Salem Journal. 'I was pretty shocked when he came in to tell me he was leaving,' Fox told the Winston Salem-Journal. 'He was a guy who had a very good freshman season, and we're surprised to see him go.' 'I enjoyed being around the team and the experience that I got from the first year,' Good added. 'I don't think I would change that for anything. I just felt like moving forward, there is just so much more that I was capable of.' Good appeared in 29 of 30 games, all of the bench, for the Mountaineers. The 6-foot guard averaged 7.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game. His biggest asset to his newest team will be in his ability to shoot from deep, connecting on 41 percent of his attempts during the 2016-17 season. If Good plans to remain in at the Division I level, avoiding a year spent at a junior college, he will need to sit out the 2017-18 season due to NCAA transfer regulations. He will have three years of eligibility remaining.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



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Leon Henry's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among New Zealanders playing currently abroad: - by Eurobasket Center

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

Leon Henry
Leon Henry
   #1. This week's number one is former international forward Leon Henry (200-85, college: S.Idaho JC, currently plays in Australia). He led Ballarat Miners to a victory against the second-ranked Dandenong Rangers (13-6) 100-87 in the Australian State League (second division) last Sunday. Henry recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 14 rebounds. He also added 6 assists. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group SEABL-East. Ballarat Miners (13-7) are placed second. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Henry has relatively good stats this season: 10.6ppg, 10.2rpg, 3.8apg, 1.2bpg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 58.3%(21-36), 3FGP: 18.8% and FT: 28.6%. He played for the New Zealand senior national team five years ago.

Tohi Smith-Milner
Tohi Smith-Milner
   #2. Second place goes to former international power forward Tohi Smith-Milner (206-95, college: Polk State CC, currently plays in Australia). Smith-Milner contributed to a Frankston Blues' victory against the fifth-ranked Bendigo Braves (9-12) 102-95 in the Australian State League (second division) in Friday night's game. He scored 14 points and grabbed 5 rebounds; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Smith-Milner's second season in pro basketball. Frankston Blues (8-13) are placed sixth in SEABL-South group. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This season Smith-Milner averages: 8.6ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 47.8%, 3FGP: 23.3% and FT: 70.6%. Former Canterbury Rams starter played for the New Zealand national team in 2014.

James Paringatai
James Paringatai
   #3. The New Zealand player who performed third best last week abroad was former international forward James Paringatai (201-86, currently plays in Australia). He could not help Buccaneers (17-6) to beat Redbacks (14-11). Paringatai scored 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in only 13 minutes. The third-placed Buccaneers (17-6) lost 90-96 on the road to the lower-ranked (#5) Redbacks in the SBL group. It was Buccaneers' fourth consecutive loss in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. This year Paringatai's overall stats are: 4.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 2FGP: 45.6% and FT: 60.9% in 21 games he played so far. He played for the New Zealand national team four years ago.

   #4. Forward Dyson King-Hawea (200-92, currently plays in Australia) helped Spectres win their game against the second-ranked Dandenong Rangers (13-6) 87-75 in the Australian State League (second division) on Saturday night. King-Hawea scored 6 points. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group SEABL-East. Nunawading Spectres (15-5) are placed first. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. King-Hawea's total stats this season are: 6.6ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.4apg. He used to play for the New Zealand national team back in 2014.

Tobias Cameron
Tobias Cameron
   #5. U19 international guard Tobias Cameron (193-99, currently plays in Australia) was not able to help the league outsider Rollers in their game against Brisbane Spartans (13-0) in the Australian State League (second division). Cameron scored 8 points, grabbed 6 boards, dished 3 assists and stole 3 balls in 19 minutes. Rollers (#13) lost 76-83 in Brisbane to the leading Spartans in the QBL group. So far Rollers lost all thirteen games in the Regular Season. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. This year Cameron's total stats are: 6.5ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.8apg in six games. He plays currently for the New Zealand U19 national team.

Zane Meehl
Zane Meehl
   #6. Guard Zane Meehl (188-86, college: Mid-Continent, currently plays in Australia) was not able to secure a victory for Sunshine CR (8-4) in their game against Brisbane Capitals (7-5) in the Australian State League (second division). He scored 7 points in 18 minutes. Sunshine CR (#4) lost 72-79 at home to the lower-ranked (#6) Brisbane Capitals in the QBL group. It was Sunshine CR's third consecutive loss in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. Meehl has averaged so far 7.4ppg and 1.5rpg in 11 games. He is a former university international player as he played for the New Zealand team ten years ago.

   #7. Former international power forward Dennis Tawhiti (198-90, currently plays in Australia) managed to help East Perth Eagles to win against the 14th-ranked Magic (4-18) 129-122 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. Tawhiti scored only 2 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. East Perth Eagles (4-12) are placed in SBL group. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. Tawhiti has averaged so far 8.2ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.1apg. He used to play for the New Zealand national team four years ago.

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

   #1. Zac Carter (203-F/G-89, currently plays in Australia) was the major contributor in a Brisbane Capitals' victory against the fourth-ranked Sunshine CR (8-4) 79-72 in the Australian State League (second division) in Sunday night's game. He scored 14 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 28 minutes. Brisbane Capitals (10-2) are placed second in QBL group. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Carter has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.1ppg, 5.1rpg and 2.0apg in 10 games he played so far. Carter has a dual citizenship: New Zealand and Australian.

   #2. Zeke Meehl (181-G-88, currently plays in Australia) faced previously mentioned Zac Carter in the Australian State League last game. Meehl could not help Sunshine CR (8-4) in their last game. Despite his good performance the fourth-placed Sunshine CR (8-4) lost 72-79 at home to the lower-ranked (#6) Brisbane Capitals in the QBL group. Meehl was the second best scorer with 14 points. He also added 9 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 27 minutes. It was Sunshine CR's third consecutive loss in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This year Meehl has relatively solid stats: 12.9ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.5apg in 10 games. He is another player who holds two passports: New Zealand and Australian.

   #3. Zeb Lovell (197-G/F-93, currently plays in Australia) was not able to help Eastern Mavericks in their game against South Adelaide Panthers (2-15) in the Australian State League (second division). Despite his very good performance last Saturday Lovell scored 13 points. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. It's Lovell's first season with the team. Lovell has averaged so far 8.2ppg and 1.3apg.



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  NIGERIA  


Josh-Emmanuel Akognon's 43 points make him top Nigerian player abroad of the week - by Eurobasket Center

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

Josh-Emmanuel Akognon
Josh-Emmanuel Akognon
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton, currently plays in China). He led Henan to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Jiangsu Lions (1-11) 134-119 in the Chinese NBL (second division) in Wednesday night's game. Akognon was MVP of the game. He scored 43 points (!!!), grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 9 assists in 46 minutes on the court. Henan Shedianlaojiu (10-2) is placed first in the NBL. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. Akognon has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 38.4ppg, 5.2rpg, 4.5apg, 2.3spg, 2FGP: 56.9%(78-137), 3FGP: 38.6% and FT: 93.5%(101-108) in 12 games he played so far. Akognon has a dual citizenship: Nigerian and American. He played for the Nigerian senior national team one years ago.

Michael Efevberha
Michael Efevberha
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced former international guard Michael Efevberha (193-84, college: CS Northridge, currently plays in China). He contributed to Chongqing's victory against the closely-ranked Beijing (4-8) 130-121 in the Chinese NBL (second division) on Wednesday night. Efevberha had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 9 assists in 43 minutes. Chongqing Sanhai Lanling (6-6) is placed tenth in the NBL. Efevberha has relatively good stats this year: 14.5ppg, 8.0rpg, 5.0apg, 3FGP: 18.8% in two games. He is another player who holds two passports: Nigerian and American. Efevberha played for the Nigerian national team in 2009.

Jeleel Akindele
Jeleel Akindele
   #3. The Nigerian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Jeleel Akindele (216-83, agency: BeoBasket, college: Chicago St., currently plays in Dominican Republic). He contributed to a Metros STGO's victory against the second-ranked Huracanes PP (1-2) 97-83 in the Dominican Rep. LNB last Tuesday. Akindele scored 13 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in a mere 19 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group North. Metros de Santiago (3-0) is placed first. So far his team won all three games in the Second Stage. This year Akindele's overall stats are: 9.0ppg, 5.3rpg, 2FGP: 76.9% in three games. He played for the Nigerian national team eight years ago.

Henry Uhegwu
Henry Uhegwu
   #4. Guard Henry Uhegwu (191-82, college: S.Utah, currently plays in Colombia) helped Fast Break edge the sixth-ranked Piratas (9-17) 92-90 in a derby game in the Colombian Liga DirecTV in Wednesday night's game. He scored 11 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 33 minutes. Fast Break (23-1) is placed first in the Liga DirecTV. It was his team's consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Uhegwu has relatively solid stats: 12.1ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.0apg in 23 games. He has both American and Nigerian nationalities. Uhegwu used to play for the Nigerian national team back in 2007.

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

   #1. Chris Otule (211-C-90, college: Marquette, currently plays in China) was the major contributor in Henan's victory against the sixth-ranked Fujian (7-5) 125-114 in the Chinese NBL (second division) last Sunday. Otule recorded a double-double by scoring 34 points and getting 13 rebounds. He also added 3 assists and 6 blocks; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Otule's third season in pro basketball. Henan Shedianlaojiu (10-2) is placed first in the NBL. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. Otule has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 24.3ppg, 16.2rpg, 1.8apg and 4.8bpg. Otule has a dual citizenship: Nigerian and American.

   #2. Chinemelu Elonu (206-F/C-87, college: Texas A&M, currently plays in Puerto Rico). He could not help Capitanes (19-17) to beat Santeros (25-11). Elonu scored 8 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Capitanes was defeated 89-82 on the road by the leading Santeros. Elonu's overall stats this season are: 3.0ppg and 5.0rpg.

   #3. Princeton Onwas (198-G-93, college: San Jose St., currently plays in Australia) led Brisbane Capitals to a victory against the fourth-ranked Sunshine CR (8-4) 79-72 in the Australian State League (second division) on Sunday night. Onwas scored 13 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and made 3 blocks. Brisbane Capitals (10-2) are placed second in QBL group. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This season Onwas has very high stats. He averages: 17.7ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.8apg, 1.1bpg and 1.9spg. Onwas is another player who holds two passports: Nigerian and American.

Other top Nigerian players, who play abroad:

Thanasis Antetokounmpo (199-F-92) plays for Panathinaikos in Greek A1
Alade Aminu (210-F/C-87) plays for Al Riyadi in Lebanese Pepsi LBL
Micheal Eric (210-C-88) plays for Darussafaka in Turkish BSL
Talib Zanna (206-F-90) plays for JSF Nanterre in French ProA
Trevor Mbakwe (207-C/F-89) plays for Zenit in Russian VTB
Danny Agbelese (206-F/C-90) plays for Pau-Lacq-Orthez in French ProA
Al-Farouq Aminu (206-F-90) plays for Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA
Ekpe Udoh (208-F/C-87) plays for Utah Jazz in the NBA
Semi Ojeleye (201-F-94) plays for Boston Celtics in the NBA
Giannis Antetokounmpo (211-G/F-94) plays for Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA
Michael Gbinije (201-F-92) plays for Detroit Pistons in the NBA
Festus Ezeli (211-C-89) plays for Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA
Daniel Ochefu (211-F-93) plays for Washington Wizards in the NBA
Ekenechukwu Ibekwe (207-C-85) plays for Chalon/Saor in French ProA
Melvin Ejim (200-F-91) plays for Unics Kazan in Russian VTB

Notice: The list above includes only some of the Nigerian playing currently abroad. Go to Nigerian Abroad Page to see completed list.



Emmanuel Omogbo joins VL Pesaro - by Eurobasket News

Consultinvest VL Pesaro (Serie A) agreed terms with 22-year old American (has also Nigerian passport) forward Emmanuel Omogbo (203-95kg-95, agency: Mansfield and Associates). He just graduated from Colorado State University (NCAA). In 36 games he had 13.6ppg, 10.4rpg, 1.7apg and 1.1spg last season. Omogbo helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Quite impressive season as he was named to All-MWC 1st Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Omogbo won NJCAA D1 District V championship title in 2015.
He has played previously for another Italian team Kiski School.

Consultinvest VL Pesaro roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pablo Bertone
Diego Monaldi
Dallas Moore

Forwards:
Eric Mika
Emmanuel Omogbo

Center:
Andrea Ancellotti

Coach: Spiro Leka

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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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De La Salle signs Julius Barton - by Eurobasket News

De La Salle Al Quds Jerusalem (PBBA) signed American forward Julius Barton (203-95kg). He just graduated from Kentucky State University (NCAA2). Barton has played there for the last three years. In 23 games he had very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 7.7rpg and 1.5bpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season he played also at another team Thorobreds in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA2 where in 26 games he recorded 8.7ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.6bpg.
As mentioned above Barton is just out of the college and it will be his first full season as a pro.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Markeith CUMMINGS
  KIA P.
  (198-SF-88)
  Avg: 33
 1. Cummings, KIA P.33.0 
 2. Phelps, Phoenix33.0 
 3. Fuller, NLEX R.30.0 
 4. Romeo, Globalport28.0 
 5. Henton, Alaska Aces27.0 
 6. Simpson, Black.25.0 
 7. Weatherspoon, Rain o.25.0 
 8. Pringle, Globalport21.0 
 9. Enciso, Alaska Aces21.0 
 10. Amer, Meralco .20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Allen DURHAM
  Meralco .
  (198-F/C-88)
  Avg: 21
 1. Durham, Meralco .21.0 
 2. Fuller, NLEX R.20.0 
 3. Anthony, Globalport16.0 
 4. Weatherspoon, Rain o.15.0 
 5. Abueva, Alaska Aces14.0 
 6. Phelps, Phoenix14.0 
 7. Cummings, KIA P.11.0 
 8. Wilson, Phoenix10.0 
 9. Nabong, Meralco .10.0 
 10. Almazan, Rain o.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Baser AMER
  Meralco .
  (--)
  Avg: 8
 1. Amer, Meralco .8.0 
 2. Banchero, Alaska A.8.0 
 3. Pringle, Globalport7.0 
 4. Newsome, Meralco .7.0 
 5. Cummings, KIA P.6.0 
 6. Enciso, Alaska Aces5.0 
 7. Romeo, Globalport5.0 
 8. Ahanmisi, Rain o.4.0 
 9. Rios, NLEX R.4.0 
 10. Alas, NLEX R.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 LaDontae HENTON
  Alaska Aces
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 5
 1. Henton, Alaska Aces5.0 
 2. Fuller, NLEX R.3.0 
 3. Alolino, Phoenix3.0 
 4. Mamaril, Globalport2.0 
 5. Rios, NLEX R.2.0 
 6. Baguio, Phoenix2.0 
 7. Thoss, Alaska Aces2.0 
 8. Anthony, Globalport2.0 
 9. Cruz, Rain or Shine2.0 
 10. Pringle, Globalport2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Aaron FULLER
  NLEX R.
  (198-F-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Fuller, NLEX R.3.0 
 2. Phelps, Phoenix3.0 
 3. Al-Hussaini, NLEX R.3.0 
 4. Abueva, Alaska Aces3.0 
 5. Erram, Blackwater3.0 
 6. Henton, Alaska Aces2.0 
 7. Pascual, Black.2.0 
 8. Washington, Rain o.2.0 
 9. Hodge, Meralco .2.0 
 10. Baclao, Alaska Aces2.0 


Gilas succumbs to Lithuania, 91-80 - by Eurobasket News

The Philippines absorbed another loss in the 39th William Jones Cup as it fell apart against Lithuania, 91-80, on Friday afternoon at the Taipei Heping Basketball Gymnasium in Taiwan. With a 4-3 win-loss record, the Gilas Pilipinas took the fourth spot in the team standings, losing its chance to defend the Jones Cup title. Gilas had a strong start, leading by 22-17 at the end of the first quarter. But the Lithuanians came back easily, sparking a major uprising in the second canto to take over at the half, 50-41. Lithuania remained dominant in the second half, establishing its largest distance at 20 points, 70-50, that was enough to survive the last-ditch effort made by young Gilas squad. Kiefer Isaac Ravena (181-G/F-93) and Mike Myers paced the Philippines with 14 points apiece. Matthew Wright (193-G-91, college: St.Bonaventure) and Roger Pogoy chipped in 13 markers each while Christian Standhardinger (206-F-89, college: Hawaii) and Carl Bryan Cruz combined for 19 points and four boards. Eigirdas Zukaukas showed the way for the now 6-1 Lithuania with 22 points and seven assists on top of four rebounds and three steals against two turnovers. Gilas Pilipinas will take on India tomorrow, July 21 at 1 p.m.
Courtesy of: pbarecap.ph



Durham returns, Bolts clobber Blackwater - by Eurobasket News

Allen Durham (198-F/C-88, college: Grace Bible) and the Meralco Bolts made their presence felt right away in the 2017 PBA Governors' Cup, running over the hapless Blackwater, 107-78, in their tournament debut on Friday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Durham, who brought home Governors' Cup best import award last year by besting Ginebra's Justin Brownlee (197-F-88, college: St.John's), had a double-double performance in his return, finishing with 18 points, 21 boards and four assists in just 32 minutes. All of Coach Norman Black's starters contributed in double digit scoring, led by Baser Amer) who picked up from where he left off from last conference and, going away with team-high 20 markers along with eight assists. Young guns Garvo Lanete (187-G-90) and Chris Newsome combined for 28 points. Cliff Hodge scored 11 while Jared Dillinger (195-G/F-84, college: Hawaii) came off the bench and added 14 markers. Meralco broke the game wide open early with its torrid shooting, zooming to a 30-8 lead late in the first quarter, and never looking back. Trevis Simpson (193-G/F-91, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Three Eye Sports) had 25 points and eight boards in a losing effort for the Elite.
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  POLAND  


Marc Antonio Carter (ex Stal Ostrow) agreed terms with Lietuvos rytas - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (LKL) strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old American swingman Marc Antonio Carter (191-85, college: NC-Wilmington, agency: Interperformances). He played most recently at Stal Ostrow in Polish PLK league. In 36 games he recorded 12.2ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.9apg and 1.1spg last season. Carter helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Polish League 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at AEK Athens in Greek A1 where in 35 games he averaged 7.0ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.5apg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Honorable Mention. Carter also played 9 games in Eurocup where he had 7.1ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.8apg.
Carter has played also professionally in Cyprus (Proteas Danoi AEL Limassol), Germany (Duesseldorf Baskets and Phoenix Hagen) and Greece (PAOK Thessaloniki, Panionios and Cretan Kings).
He attended University of N.Carolina-Wilmington until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: T.J. was the 8th leading scorer in German 2011/12 BBL competition with 14,5 ppg and 7th in steals with 1,3 spg... he is a talented and athletic shooting guard who can play also the small forward position... he is a outstanding defender who can defend both guard and forward positions if needed... great athlete with a strong body who does not mind to get physical if needed... very explosive jumper and a good rebounder... a former All-CAA 1st Team performer in college….

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mindaugas Lukauskis
Chris Kramer

Forwards:
Marc_Antonio Carter
Ben Madgen

Center:
Travis Peterson

Coach: Rimas Kurtinaitis

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Nuno Morais joins Terceira - by Eurobasket News

Terceira Basket SUSIARTE (Proliga) agreed terms with 27-year old point guard Nuno Morais (183-90). He has played for the last nine seasons at Ovarense Dolce Vita in the LPB, but left the team in Mar.'17. In 17 games he had 9.2ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.4apg last season. Proliga will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Morais' team made it to the Portuguese Cup final in 2016.

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Galitos-Barreiro keeps Correia for another season - by Eurobasket News

Galitos-Barreiro (LPB) re-signed 27-year old guard Diogo Correia (182-90). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 37 LPB games he recorded 6.8ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.2apg last season. Correia helped them to make it to the Portuguese Hugo dos Santos Cup Semifinals.
His team won Portuguese Cup in 2012.
Correia represented Portugal at the European Championships U20 Division B in Austria seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 13.9ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.8apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 45.3%, 3PT: 29.7%, FT: 73.2%.
Correia has played previously for two other teams: FC Porto_Ferpinta and Alges.

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Pinto re-signs at Ovarense - by Eurobasket News

Ovarense Dolce Vita (LPB) confirmed in their roster experienced 37-year old ex-international forward Andre Pinto (200-110kg-80). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 33 LPB games he recorded 5.3ppg and 2.5rpg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Pinto's team made it to the Portuguese Cup final in 2001, 2004, 2010 and 2016.
He also represented Portugal at the Qualifications to European Championships 2011 seven years ago. His stats at that event were 2 games: 3.5ppg, 2.5rpg.
Pinto has spent his entire career in Portugal playing for three other teams: Beira Mar, Ginasio and CAB Madeira.
Pinto is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Ovarense.

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Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Tu HOLLOWAY
  Quebradi.
  (182-G-89)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Holloway, Quebradi.20.6 
 2. Wilkins, Guayama20.3 
 3. Ebanks, San German20.2 
 4. Liz, Ponce19.9 
 5. Harris, Ponce19.5 
 6. Costner, Isabela18.4 
 7. Rosario, Quebradillas17.9 
 8. Warrick, Ponce17.8 
 9. Huertas, Arecibo17.1 
 10. Hodge, Arecibo17.0 
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, Fajardo7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Tu HOLLOWAY
  Quebradi.
  (182-G-89)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Holloway, Quebradi.8.7 
 2. Browne, San German7.7 
 3. Arroyo, Fajardo7.3 
 4. Abreu, Aguada6.0 
 5. Fitch, Quebradillas5.8 
 6. Smith, Quebradillas5.5 
 7. Guzman, Isabela5.2 
 8. Soto, Bayamon5.2 
 9. Patterson, Aguada5.1 
 10. Hodge, Arecibo4.7 
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. Browne, San German1.3 
 7. Harris, Ponce1.3 
 8. Rosario, Quebradillas1.2 
 9. Romero, Bayamon1.2 
 10. Fitch, Quebradillas1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Fajardo
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. James, Fajardo2.6 
 2. Penn, Guayama2.1 
 3. Diaz, Quebradillas1.9 
 4. Jefferson, Arecibo1.3 
 5. 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 5 of Semi-Finals. Fajardo and Aguada register victories - by Eurobasket News

Fajardo - Quebradillas 88-73

Fajardo outgunned Quebradillas to celebrate the third straight victory in the semifinal series. The hosts trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 88-73. Cariduros made 20-of-21 free shots (95.2 percent) during the game. Cariduros outrebounded Piratas 43-32 including 30 on the defensive glass. American forward Reginald Buckner (206-91, college: Mississippi) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds. International point guard Carlos Arroyo (188-79, college: FIU, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 16 points for the winners. American guard Tu Holloway (182-89, college: Xavier) answered with 16 points and 4 assists and the former international swingman Alejandro Carmona (194-83) added 9 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Piratas. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Fajardo: C.Arroyo 16+4reb+3ast, R.Buckner 12+12reb+2ast, E.Ayuso 11+2ast, D.James 10+5reb, C.Ortiz 9+5reb+2ast, F.Rivera 9+2reb+3ast
Quebradillas: T.Holloway 16+3reb+4ast, M.Rosario 12+3reb, A.Carmona 9+6reb+1ast, W.Daniels 9+3reb+1ast, E.Rodriguez 8+1reb+1ast, J.Bryan Diaz 4+3reb+3ast
gschID: 550631


Aguada - Arecibo 89-82

Aguada held off Arecibo to ensure 3-2 lead in the series. It looked good early as Capitanes took a 5-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Santeros had a 19-10 second period charge getting the lead and Capitanes were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 82-89. Santeros made 27-of-29 charity shots (93.1 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Capitanes were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. International point guard Alex Abreu (180-91, college: W.Georgia) stepped up and scored 20 points and 6 assists (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) for the winners and the former international forward Gilberto Clavell (200-89, college: Sam Houston St., agency: Inception Sports) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds. American forward Davon Jefferson (204-86, college: USC) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds and naturalized U.S. Virgin Islands point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida) scored 21 points and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Capitanes' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Aguada: A.Abreu 20+3reb+6ast, G.Clavell 19+6reb+2ast, L.Patterson 15+5reb+5ast, R.Hettsheimer 11+3reb, E.Andujar 8+3reb+5ast, C.Gaston 7+5reb+1ast
Arecibo: W.Hodge 21+2reb+4ast, D.Jefferson 21+14reb+2ast, D.Clemente 16+4reb+3ast, D.Huertas 11+2reb+2ast, C.Elonu 8+9reb+1ast, D.Cortez 3
gschID: 550630





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

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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





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  ROMANIA  


Politehnica Iasi inks Daniel Popescu - by Eurobasket News

CS Politehnica Unirea Iasi (Liga Nationala) signed 29-year old guard Daniel Popescu (182-88). He played last season at Targu Mures in the Liga Nationala. In 24 games he had 3.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.9apg. Popescu also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 4.5ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.8apg.
He helped his team to make it to the Cup Final in 2017.
Popescu is a very experienced player.

CS Politehnica Unirea Iasi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jermale Jones
Matei Nuna
Michail Liapis
Mike Balogun
Daniel Popescu

Forward:
Sinisa Cvetanovic

Center:
Dejan Bjelic

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BC Timisoara signs Igor Mijajlovic - by Eurobasket News

BC Timisoara (Liga Nationala) signed 33-year old Serbian point guard Igor Mijajlovic (192-85kg-84) from CSU Sibiu. In 39 Liga Nationala games in Romania he had 14.6ppg, 2.4rpg and 4.4apg last season. 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 impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Mijajlovic played at Kaposvari in Hungarian A Division where in four games he recorded 10.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg.
Mijajlovic played in the final of Macedonian League in 2013.
He was a member of Serbian University National Team back in 2007.
Mijajlovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Slovenia (Hopsi Polzela), FYR Macedonia (MZT Skopje, Karpos Sokoli and Kozuv) and Serbia (Radnicki KG 06 and Mega Bemax).

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  RUSSIA  


Khimki keeps Shved for another season - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) re-signed 29-year old international guard Alexey Shved (198-73kg-88, agency: Alti Sport). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 14 Eurocup games he recorded very impressive stats: 22.1ppg, 4.0rpg, 5.2apg and 1.2spg last season. Shved helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 31 games in VTB United League where he was second best scorer with remarkable 23.2ppg and had 3.3rpg, 5.2apg and 1.1spg. Shved contributed to his team making it to the final. A very good season in his career as he was voted to VTB United League All-Star Game.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-VTB League 1st Team award in 2016 and 2017.
Among other achievements Shved won Russian PBL championship title for two years in a row (2011 and 2012).
Shved has been also a member of Russian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Russian senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team between 2007 and 2008.
Shved also represented Russia at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 16.4ppg, 2.6rpg, Assists-5 (4.8apg), FGP: 50.9%, 3PT: 31.3%, FT: 68.8%.
Shved has played previously professionally also in NBA (Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, Phi.76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves) and Russia (CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow, Samara 2nd team and CSKA Moscow 2nd team).
His game is described as: Very promising guard, with a great timing for the pass and interesting 1-on-1 skills. Can shot, dish the ball to the open teammate or go inside to finish. His good decision making allow him to be yet a great quarterback at any level, and also enable him to spend time at the 2 position, where he can create for himself or for teammates.

BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

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

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

Center:
Dmitry Sokolov

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

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Ivan Viktorov is a newcomer at Khimki - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old forward Ivan Viktorov (196-92kg-95, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He has played for the last three years at N.Novgorod in the VTB. But in four Eurocup games he recorded just 1.0ppg last season. Viktorov also played 6 games in VTB United League where he averaged only 2.2ppg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the VTB United League Semifinals in 2015. Viktorov received also Eurobasket.com All-Russian U23 League Honorable Mention award in 2015.
He represented Russia at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 9.8ppg, 3.6rpg, FGP: 29.7%, 3PT: 44.4%, FT: 40.0%.
Viktorov has played previously for two other teams: Spartak St.Petersburg and COP Kondrashina-Belova St.Petersburg.

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
Ivan Viktorov

Center:
Dmitry Sokolov

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

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Khimky Podmoskoye keeps Ardislamov for another season - by Eurobasket News

Khimky-Podmoskovye Moscow Region (Superleague 1) re-signed 21-year old center Rodion Ardislamov (215-102kg-96). He played there last season. But in three Superleague 1 games he averaged just 1.3ppg.
He played in the final of Russian VTB Youth League.
The previous (15-16) season Ardislamov played at Dynamo-CBK Stavropol (Superleague 2) where in 30 games he had 5.7ppg and 3.2rpg.
Ardislamov represented Russia at the European Championships U18 in Konya (Turkey) three years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 1.1ppg, 1.0rpg.
Ardislamov has played previously for three other teams: Spartak Vidnoye, Dynamo Moscow 2nd team and Zenit 2.

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Avtodor welcomes back Klimenko - by Eurobasket News

Avtodor Saratov (VTB) landed 23-year old international center Artem Klimenko (214-114kg-94). It is actually his comeback to Saratov as he has played here before. Klimenko played most recently at Unics in Russian VTB league. He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). But in 9 Euroleague games he averaged just 1.2ppg and 1.1rpg. Klimenko also played 9 games in VTB United League where he had 3.2ppg and 1.7rpg. The other team Klimenko played shortly was Avtodor. In 6 VTB United League games he recorded 6.7ppg and 4.5rpg. He also played 7 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 9.6ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.3apg.
Among other achievements Klimenko's team made it to the U23 League Semifinals in 2015. He received also Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Young Player of the Year award in 2016.
Klimenko represented Russia at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: 5.7ppg, 2.2rpg, FGP: 55.6%, FT: 70.0%.

Avtodor Saratov roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dramir Zibirov
Micah Downs
Fedor Klyuchnikov

Forward:
Maxim Sheleketo

Center:
Artem Klimenko

Coach: Andrea Mazzon

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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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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

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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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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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Enel Brindisi inks Milenko Tepic - by Eurobasket News

Enel Basket Brindisi (Serie A) signed 30-year old Serbian ex-international guard Milenko Tepic (202-97kg-87, agency: BeoBasket) from Betaland Cdo. 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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Vranes is back at Metalac - by Eurobasket News

Metalac Farmakom Valjevo (KLS) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old Montenegrin ex-international center Slavko Vranes (230-136kg-83). It is actually his comeback to Valjevo as he has played here before. Vranes played most recently at Ayandeh Sazan in Iranian Superleague. In 10 games he had 10.9ppg, 9.8rpg, 1.4apg and 2.9bpg in 2015-16 season.
The previous (2015) summer Vranes played at Petrochimi (also in Superleague) where in three games he recorded 8.0ppg and 6.3rpg in 2015 season.
In 2003 Vranes was drafted by New York Knicks (NBA) in second round (39th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Superleague Semifinals for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). Strangely Vranes also played for Montenegrin National Team in 2011.
He played at the WABA Club Championships five years ago.
Vranes is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. Vranes tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally also in Russia (Unics Kazan), Turkey, Serbia (Partizan and Crvena Zvezda), Montenegro (Buducnost) and Iran (Zob Ahan, Mahram and Sanaye).

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UCAM Murcia inks Marko Lukovic - by Eurobasket News

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 25-year old Serbian small forward Marko Lukovic (207-92, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at Krka in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 25 games he had 10.7ppg, 4.4rpg and 2.5apg. Lukovic helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final. He also played 21 games in ABA League where he was third best scorer with impressive 16.8ppg and averaged 7.4rpg (#3 in the league) and 2.0apg.
Lukovic was voted Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League 3rd Team in 2017.
The previous (15-16) season Lukovic played at MZT Skopje in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga. In 25 games he recorded 11.7ppg, 6.6rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg. He also played 25 games in ABA League where he got 11.8ppg, 5.9rpg and 2.2apg.
He represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 0.8ppg.
Lukovic has played previously professionally in Germany (Gladiators) and Serbia (Mega Bemax).

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Brad Oleson
Charlon Kloof
Clevin Hannah

Forwards:
Marko Lukovic
Ovie Soko

Centers:
Marcos Delia
Kevin Tumba

Coach: Ibon Navarro

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Roanne inks Nikola Jeftic, ex Vrsac - by Eurobasket News

Chorale de Roanne Basket (ProB) signed 30-year old Serbian power forward Nikola Jeftic (205-87). He played last season at KK Vrsac Swisslion in Serbian KLS league. In 29 games he had 12.6ppg, 5.8rpg and 2.2apg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention. Jeftic also played that season for Dynamic (also in KLS) where in 11 games he recorded 12.4ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.3apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention.
Jeftic is quite experienced player. He has played in nine different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Jeftic has played previously professionally in Argentina (Estudiantes Concordia), Bosnia, Finland (BC Nokia), Montenegro (Ulcinj), Poland (Start and Polpharma), Slovenia (Rudar), Uruguay (U Universitario), Serbia (OKK Beograd and KK Beovuk 72 Beograd) and FYR Macedonia (Millenium).

Chorale de Roanne Basket roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Sambou Traore
Robert Nyakundi
Clement Cavallo

Centers:
Nikola Jeftic
Pierre Brun

Coach: Laurent Pluvy

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BC Timisoara signs Igor Mijajlovic - by Eurobasket News

BC Timisoara (Liga Nationala) signed 33-year old Serbian point guard Igor Mijajlovic (192-85kg-84) from CSU Sibiu. In 39 Liga Nationala games in Romania he had 14.6ppg, 2.4rpg and 4.4apg last season. 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 impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Mijajlovic played at Kaposvari in Hungarian A Division where in four games he recorded 10.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg.
Mijajlovic played in the final of Macedonian League in 2013.
He was a member of Serbian University National Team back in 2007.
Mijajlovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Slovenia (Hopsi Polzela), FYR Macedonia (MZT Skopje, Karpos Sokoli and Kozuv) and Serbia (Radnicki KG 06 and Mega Bemax).

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Serbian U18 National team won friendly match against Greece 94-58 - by Zoran Popovic

As a part of preparation for European championship in Slovakia Serbian U18 National team won friendly match against Greece 94:58 (27:14, 26:18, 23:9, 18:17). During the all match coach Jovanovic players controlled result. After +13 points advantage in first quarter and +21 at the end of first half Serbian team continued very aggressive in the third period and increase advantage on +35 points, which was enough to routinely finish the match. The most efficient players in Serbian team were Nikola Miskovic (207-G/F-99) with 19 scored points and Marko Pecarski with 18 points.

Serbian U18 National team: Miskovic N. 19pts, Koprivica B. 3pts, Momirov S. 11pts, Uskokovic A. 7pts, Vulikic V. 7pts, Petrusev F. 8pts, Marjanovic A. pts, Tadic T. 1pts, Popovic A. Petrovic D. 12pts, Pecarski M.18pts, Susic M.2pts, Sarenac M.2pts, Matic A.




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  SLOVENIA  


Rogaska re-signs Dragan Djuranovic - by Zeljko Zule

Rogaska announced a new agreement with Bosnian Dragan Djuranovic (203-C/F-88) to keep working together next season.
Djuranovic joined Rogaska last summer and averaged 9.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.2 blocks in 37 Slovenian League games last season, helping Rogaska reach the playoff finals. He starter his career with Mladost Mrkonjic Grad and later went to Borac Banja Luka.




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  SOUTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U17  


Chile celebrate Gold in Lima - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
Chile - Argentina 70-60
Chile claimed the South American U17 title. They knocked down heavy favorites Argentina in the championship game in Lima. Kevin Rubio (189-G-00) provided 22 points and 7 rebounds in the victory. Argentina jumped to a 21:13 lead after ten minutes. But Chile bounced back with a 23:14 run in the second term to gain a 36:35 halftime lead. Chile limited Argentina to just 9 points in the third term to open a 6-point lead. Chile sank 20 points in the final period to rally to the victory. Lino Saez (195-F-77) had 16 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Leandro Bolmaro (198-F-00) responded with 16 points for Argentina.
3-4 Place
Ecuador - Colombia 80-63
Ecuador stepped onto the pedestal in Lima. They toppled Colombia to claim the Bronze medals. Michael Moncayo (00) provided 27 points to lead the winners. Ecuador grabbed a 25:11 lead after ten minutes. Ecuador followed with an 18:9 rally to clear off for good. Edward Sanchez (188-G-00) finished with 17 points for the winners. Juan Pablo Cardona (190-G-00) responded with 19 points for Colombia.



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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  SOUTH KOREA  


South Korea retains slim hope of William Jones Cup glory after beating Japan - by Eurobasket News

SOUTH Korea have kept alive their hopes of winning the William Jones Cup in Taiwan - but Canada and Lithuania remain the title favourites. After seven of nine matches in the relentless tournament at the Taipei Peace International Basketball Hall, Canada and Lithuania lead the standings with six wins each. One win further back is South Korea, who beat Japan 101-81 on day seven. Jong-Kyu Kim (207-C-91) hit 21 points as he finished with a perfect shooting record of 11-for-11, including nine-for-nine field goals. It was a stunning display of shooting from the 26-year-old, who nailed all eight shots from two-point range, one three-pointer and two free throws. The Philippines' faint hopes of glory were extinguished by Lithuania, with the Europeans beating Gilas Pilipinas 91-80, despite 14 points and five assists from Kiefer Isaac Ravena (181-G/F-93). Canada, having suffered a shock defeat against Chinese Taipei Blue on day four, is best placed to win the William Jones Cup after a dominant 121-72 win over India. Canada led 63-38 at the half and continued to impress in the second half, as Diego Kapelan (190-G-87, college: McNeese St.) finished with 21 points. The key match-ups on Saturday, the penultimate day of competition, include Japan v Canada, Chinese Taipei White v Lithuania and Iraq v South Korea.
Courtesy of: asiancorrespondent.com



Jordan Washington Selected In KBL Draft - by Eurobasket News

Iona College men's basketball alumnus Jordan Washington (203-F) was selected in the 2017 Korean Basketball League (KBL) Foreign Player Draft with the fifth pick in the second round by Wonju Dongbu Promy. Twenty players were selected for the upcoming season. Washington participated in the invitation-only pre-draft workouts this past week at Desert Oasis High School. He and former Siena standout Lavon Long among the 92 invitees to the workouts. Washington was the lone 2017 rookie selected among the 20 players. According to the KBL's official website, second round selections are slotted to make a monthly salary of $20,000 USD. Washington was an All-MAAC and All-Metropolitan First Team selection and was the Most Outstanding Performer at the 2017 MAAC Championship in Albany this past March. In two seasons with the Gaels, he scored 1,070 points and grabbed 463 rebounds, a 16.2 ppg and 7.0 rpg average. As a senior, Washington led the Maroon & Gold with 18.0 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. Washington was at his best on the big stage as he helped guide the Gaels to two straight MAAC Championship titles and NCAA Tournament appearances. He recorded double-doubles in both NCAA contests with 26 points and 12 rebounds vs. Iowa State in 2016 and 22 points and 12 rebounds against eventual Final Four participant Oregon in 2017. Washington ranks No. 2 all-time in scoring in NCAA tournament games with his 48 total points. Jeff Ruland is first with 51 points in three games. Ruland's teammates and Iona Goal Club Hall of Fame colleagues Kevin Hamilton (47) and Glenn Vickers (45) rank third and fourth on the list.
Courtesy of: icgaels.com



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  SPAIN  


Breogan keeps Stainbrook for another season - by Eurobasket News

Cafes Candelas Breogan Lugo (LEB Gold) re-signed 25-year old American center Matt Stainbrook (208-122kg-92, college: Xavier, agency: Three Eye Sports). He played there last season. In 37 LEB Gold games he recorded 10.9ppg, 6.8rpg (#5 in the league) and 1.0apg. Stainbrook helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Spanish LEB Gold All-Imports Team and 3rd Team. He also spent pre-season at Kaposvari (A Division) in Hungarian league that year.
Stainbrook has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
He played in the final of Big East Tournament in 2015.
Stainbrook has played also professionally in Germany (Crailsheim Merlins).
He attended Xavier University until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

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UCAM Murcia inks Marko Lukovic - by Eurobasket News

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 25-year old Serbian small forward Marko Lukovic (207-92, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at Krka in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 25 games he had 10.7ppg, 4.4rpg and 2.5apg. Lukovic helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final. He also played 21 games in ABA League where he was third best scorer with impressive 16.8ppg and averaged 7.4rpg (#3 in the league) and 2.0apg.
Lukovic was voted Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League 3rd Team in 2017.
The previous (15-16) season Lukovic played at MZT Skopje in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga. In 25 games he recorded 11.7ppg, 6.6rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg. He also played 25 games in ABA League where he got 11.8ppg, 5.9rpg and 2.2apg.
He represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 0.8ppg.
Lukovic has played previously professionally in Germany (Gladiators) and Serbia (Mega Bemax).

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Brad Oleson
Charlon Kloof
Clevin Hannah

Forwards:
Marko Lukovic
Ovie Soko

Centers:
Marcos Delia
Kevin Tumba

Coach: Ibon Navarro

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Sant Adria inks Xavier Moix - by Eurobasket News

UB Sant Adria (EBA) signed 22-year old shooting guard Xavier Moix (190-95). He played last season at CB Prat Juventud in the LEB Gold. In 33 games he had 4.2ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.0apg. EBA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Moix spent at Barca II (also in LEB Gold) where in 25 games he recorded 3.6ppg and 1.3rpg. He also spent pre-season at FC Barcelona (also in LEB Gold) that year.
Moix played in the final of Spanish U19 Championships in 2013.
He represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. Moix's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 9 games: 4.2ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.1spg.

UB Sant Adria roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Xavier Moix
Pol Bassas
Jaume Lobo

Forward:
Alberto Reyes

Center:
Oscar Amo

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Aquimisa Carbajosa inks Gabriel Roman - by Eurobasket News

Aquimisa Carbajosa agreed terms with 20-year old guard Gabriel Roman (185-97). He played last season at Innova Chef in Spanish EBA league. He tallied 10.2ppg last season.
Roman has played previously for Miramar.

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Manuel Mesa agreed terms with Meridiano Baza - by Ivan Milenkovic

Meridiano Baza (EBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old forward Manuel Mesa (197-93). Mesa missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball. He decided to focus on his education activities, but he is back now. Mesa spent 2015-2016 season with Baza too. During 2010-2011 season he played at Unicaja B Malaga in Spanish EBA league. Coach Mariano Garcia is very happy with return of Mesa.

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The Spurs keep Pau Gasol - by Eurobasket News

San Antonio Spurs (NBA) re-signed experienced 37-year old Spaniard international power forward Pau Gasol (213-113kg-80) to a three-year deal. He played there last season. In 80 NBA games he averaged 11.4ppg, 7.7rpg, 2.3apg and 1.1bpg. Gasol helped them to win the Southwest Division title (twice) (also twice).
The previous (15-16) season he played at the Bulls where in 72 NBA games he had very impressive stats: 16.5ppg, 11.0rpg, 4.1apg and 2.0bpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to NBA All-Star Game.
In 2001 Atlanta Hawks selected him as third overall pick in NBA draft.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Olympic Games 1st Team award in 2008, 2012 and 2016.
Gasol has been also a member of Spanish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Spanish senior team since 2000 and previously for U20 National Team between 1999 and 2000.
Gasol also represented Spain at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 5 games: Score-4 (19.4ppg), Reb-1 (8.8rpg), 2.2apg, Blocks-3 (2.0bpg), FGP: 51.9%, 3PT-3 (60.0%), FT: 56.0%.
Gasol has spent his entire career in NBA playing for two other teams: LA Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies.
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at the Spurs.
Gasol's game is described as: Despite 214cm, can play also at 3-4 positions. Great size advantage. High, thin and with a similar face. He is also a great long distance shooter and can hit from three in any moment. Maybe he is too weak and should get some more weight. Can do it all with great size. Ability to play any position and can score in many ways. Not strong and very thin. Doesn't rebound well and isn't a great defender either. Everyone compares him to cross between Dirk Nowitzki and Toni Kukoc and yes they are extremely similar in style.

San Antonio Spurs roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Manu Ginobili
Patrick Mills
Brandon Paul

Forwards:
Rudy Gay
Joffrey Lauvergne
Jaron Blossomgame
Matt Costello

Center:
Pau Gasol

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Obradoiro tabs Nemanja Radovic - by Eurobasket News

Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro CAB (Liga Endesa) inked 26-year old Montenegrin international power forward Nemanja Radovic (208-97kg-91, agency: BeoBasket). He has played for the last three years at UCAM Murcia in the Liga Endesa. In 30 games he recorded 8.7ppg and 3.9rpg last season. Radovic also played 14 games in Eurocup where he averaged 9.6ppg and 3.9rpg.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Radivoj Korac (Serbian Cup) in 2014. Radovic received also Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
He has been also a member of Montenegrin international program for some years. Radovic has regularly played for Montenegrin senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
He also represented Montenegro at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 4.0ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.3apg.
Radovic has played also professionally in Greece (KAO Dramas), Montenegro (Mornar Bar, Buducnost, S.Centar and KK Mornar Bar II) and Serbia (Vrsac and Mega Bemax).

Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro CAB roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Albert Sabat
David Navarro
Jose Pozas

Forwards:
Martins Laksa
Nemanja Radovic

Center:
Artem Pustovyi

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Signes Beltri's pro career starts at Sant Adria - by Eurobasket News

UB Sant Adria (EBA) tabbed Spaniard forward Jordi Signes Beltri (200). He just graduated from Cuesta College (JUCO). In 11 games he averaged only 2.0ppg last season.
As mentioned above Signes Beltri is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
His team was Runner-Up of Western State Conference North Division 2017.

UB Sant Adria roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Xavier Moix
Pol Bassas
Jaume Lobo

Forwards:
Alberto Reyes
Jordi Signes_Beltri

Center:
Oscar Amo

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Mike Tobey may be added to CB Canarias roster - by Eurobasket News

Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (Liga Endesa) is close to ink 23-year old American power forward Mike Tobey (213-116kg-94, college: Virginia) who played last time at Valencia Basket from Tobey managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In three Liga Endesa games in Spain he recorded 5.3ppg and 4.7rpg. He also spent pre-season at the Hornets in NBA that year. But in two games he averaged just 1.0ppg and 1.5rpg. The other team Tobey played that season for was another team Greensboro Swarm in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 35 games he had 12.0ppg, 9.0rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3bpg.
Among other achievements he played in the final of ACC Tournament in 2016. Tobey received also All-ACC Sixth Man of the Year award in 2015 at his college time.
Tobey represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Prague (Czech Republic) four years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: 4.8ppg, 4.8rpg.
Tobey graduated from University of Virginia in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

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Graham re-signs at Valladolid - by Eurobasket News

Comercial Ulsa Ciudad de Valladolid (LEB Silver) confirmed in their roster 23-year old British forward Rowell Graham (197-94). He played there last season. In 41 LEB Silver games he had 11.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.2apg and 1.5spg (in top 5). Graham helped them to win the LEB Silver Play-Off title (twice). A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver 3rd Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Baloncesto Naron where in 7 LEB Silver games he recorded very remarkable stats: 15.9ppg, 10.3rpg, 2.1apg, 1.7spg (in top 4) and 1.4bpg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Honorable Mention.
Graham represented United Kingdom at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) three years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 7.9ppg, 4.0rpg, FGP: 63.9%, FT: 90.0%.
Graham has played also professionally for other British teams like London Leopards, Leeds Force and Lewisham Thunder.

Comercial Ulsa Ciudad de Valladolid roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Greg Gantt
Henri Wade-Chatman

Forwards:
Rowell Graham
Daniel Astilleros

Center:
Sergio De_La_Fuente

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David Monjas joins Casvi - by Eurobasket News

C.B. Eurocolegio Casvi (EBA) agreed terms with 18-year old swingman David Monjas (195-99) from Torrelodones. In 5 EBA games he had just 2.4ppg last season.

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San Epifanio re-signs at L'Hospitalet - by Eurobasket News

C.B. Torrons Vicens L'Hospitalet (LEB Silver) confirmed in their roster 30-year old guard Edgar San Epifanio (196-87). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 17 LEB Silver games he had 11.6ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.8apg and 1.4spg last season.
San Epifanio won Spanish EBA Final Stage 1 championship title in 2016.
He has played previously for six other teams: Cornella, Mataro, Palencia_Baloncesto, Gipuzkoa, Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia and Mollet.

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L'Hospitalet keeps Guia for another season - by Eurobasket News

C.B. Torrons Vicens L'Hospitalet (LEB Silver) re-signed 31-year old point guard Xavier Guia (185-86). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 29 LEB Silver games he recorded just 2.3ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.2apg (top 5) last season.
Among other achievements Guia won Spanish EBA Final Stage 1 championship title in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA 2nd Team award back in 2012.
Guia has played previously for four other teams: Gandia, Paterna, Mollet and SAB Torrelavega Cantabria.

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Castello tabs Roma Bas - by Eurobasket News

TAU Castello (LEB Gold) inked experienced 34-year old guard Roma Bas (192-83) from Quesos Cerrato de Palencia. Bas has played there for the last three years. In 46 LEB Gold games he recorded 8.5ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.3apg last season. Bas helped them to make it to the final.
He won Spanish LEB Gold championship title in 2016.
Bas has spent his entire career in Spain playing for seven other teams: Burgos, Menorca, Gandia, Meridiano Alicante, Molina, Santa Pola and Meridiano Alicante.

TAU Castello roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roma Bas
Alfredo Ott
Joan Faner

Forwards:
Tautvydas Sabonis
Juan Garcia
Charles Nkaloulou

Center:
Eduard Gatell

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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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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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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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Starwings ink Guillaume Gredy - by Luca Maffioli

Starwings Basket Regio Basel (LNA) signed 21-year old forward Guillaume Gredy (195-96) from BC Boncourt Red Team. Gredy has played there for the last three years. But in three LNA games he had just 0.7ppg last season.
His team was Runner-Up of 1LN Group East 2017.

Starwings Basket Regio Basel roster for 2017-2018:

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

Coach: Roland Pavloski

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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.

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Karl Cochran (ex Lausanne) is a newcomer at Penarol - by Eurobasket News

Penarol Mar del Plata (LigaA) added to their roster 25-year old American guard Karl Cochran (185-79kg-92, college: Wofford). He played last season at BBC Lausanne in Swiss LNA league. In 27 games he was second best scorer with impressive 21.3ppg and had 4.2rpg, 4.6apg (top 5) and 2.7spg (leader !!!). Great season indeed as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Defensive Player of the Year.
The previous (15-16) season Cochran played at another team Rio Grande Valley Vipers in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen where in 20 games he recorded 3.6ppg and 1.1rpg. He helped them to win the D-League Soutwest Division title (twice).
Two years ago Cochran was drafted by Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League) in third round (48th overall).
He attended Wofford College until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
Cochran was voted All-SoCon Player of the Year in 2015 at his college time.

Penarol Mar del Plata roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Karl Cochran

Forwards:
Diego Guaita
Alejandro Alloatti

Center:
Ricardo Glenn

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Dustin Hogue (ex Dolomiti En. TR) agreed terms with Pinar Karsiyaka - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir (BSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American forward Dustin Hogue (198-93kg-92, college: Iowa State). He played most recently at Dolomiti Energia Trento in Italian Serie A. In 44 games he recorded 10.7ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.2apg and 1.0spg last season. Hogue helped them to make it to the final. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Nea Kifisia in Greek A1 where in 28 games he averaged 12.5ppg, 8.1rpg (#2 in the league), 1.4apg and 1.0spg.
Among other achievements Hogue's college team won Big 12 Tournament for two years in a row (2014 and 2015).
He graduated from Iowa State in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Berk Ugurlu
Alp Karahan

Forwards:
Metin Turen
Dustin Hogue

Centers:
Egemen Guven
Gorkem Dogan

Coach: Aleksandar Trifunovic

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Pinar Karsiyaka tabs Scott Wood - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir (BSL) inked 27-year old American forward Scott Wood (198-77kg-90, college: North Carolina State, agency: BeoBasket). He played most recently at Santa Cruz Warriors (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 53 games he averaged 13.7ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.2apg last season. Wood also spent pre-season at the Warriors in NBA that year.
Among other achievements his team made it to the ACC Tournament Semifinals in 2010, 2012 and 2013. Wood received also All-ACC Honorable Mention award back in 2013 at his college time.
Wood has played also professionally in Spain (UCAM Murcia).
He attended North Carolina State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Berk Ugurlu
Alp Karahan

Forwards:
Scott Wood
Metin Turen
Dustin Hogue

Centers:
Egemen Guven
Gorkem Dogan

Coach: Aleksandar Trifunovic

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Ali Isik signs at Bursaspor - by Eurobasket News

Bursaspor (TBL) landed 27-year old power forward Ali Isik (206-109kg-90) from Afyon. In 34 TBL games he averaged 6.8ppg and 3.5rpg last season.
Isik ended the previous (2015-16) season at Socar Petkim where in 12 TBL games he had 8.0ppg and 5.0rpg. Isik helped them to make it to the final. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com Turkish TBL All-Domestic Players Team. But the most of that year he spent at Balikesir. In 31 TBL games he recorded 7.8ppg and 5.7rpg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com Turkish TBL All-Domestic Players Team.
Among other achievements Isik's team won Turkish President Cup in 2010. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TB2L Honorable Mention award back in 2011.
Isik represented Turkey at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 4.8ppg, 4.2rpg.
Isik has played previously for five other teams: Anadolu Efes, Pertevniyal, Aliaga, Denizli Basket and Hacettepe.

Bursaspor roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Karlo Vragovic
Turgay Gedikli

Forwards:
Dejan Borovnjak
Can Ozcan
Mustafa_Bakir Gorur
Gokhan Yazicioglu
Kaan Sariaslan

Centers:
Umit Turkoglu
Ali Isik

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Samsun lands Dejan Ivanov - by Eurobasket News

Samsunspor DSI (TBL) tabbed 31-year old Bulgarian ex-international power forward Dejan Ivanov (205-104kg-86, agency: BeoBasket). He is not a newcomer in Turkish League as he played most recently at Yesilgiresun in Turkish BSL league. In 18 games he averaged 10.0ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.1apg last season. TBL will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Ivanov also played that season for Gaziantep (also in BSL) where in 11 games he had 13.4ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.5apg. He also played 8 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 9.4ppg and 4.4rpg.
Among other achievements Ivanov's team won Italian SerieA Regular Season in 2013. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Bosman Player of the Year award back in 2012.
Ivanov represented Bulgaria at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 four years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 12.8ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.6apg, FGP: 43.2%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 67.6%.
Ivanov is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in six different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Ivanov has played previously professionally in Croatia (KK Split and KK_Zadar), Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Russia, Spain (Movil Estudiantes), Venezuela (Bucaneros) and Italy (Openjobmetis VA, Juvecaserta, Enel Brindisi, Sutor Montegranaro and Fiat Torino).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: Huge potential. One of the top tall players in Europe his age. Already knows how to play close to the basket. Has also quite few years of experience as he started playing organized basketball in the age of 12. Maybe a little bit too slow on his legs. But knows how to take a good position close to the basket. Reliable short distance shoot.

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Eskisehir Basket signs Viacheslav Kravtsov - by Eurobasket News

Eskisehir Basket (TBL) signed 30-year old Ukrainian international center Viacheslav Kravtsov (212-115kg-87, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at Valencia Basket in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 19 games he had 6.3ppg and 3.3rpg. Kravtsov helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). He also played 12 games in Eurocup where he recorded 7.8ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.1bpg.
The previous (15-16) season Kravtsov played at Tecnyconta Zaragoza (also in Liga Endesa). In 21 games he averaged 8.4ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.4bpg. He also played 8 games in Eurocup where he got 11.1ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.9bpg. The other team Kravtsov played shortly was CSKA Moscow in Russian league. In 7 Euroleague games he got 3.4ppg and 1.6rpg. He also played 2 games in VTB United League where he got 3.0ppg and 3.5rpg.
Kravtsov has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Domestic Player of the Year back in 2012.
Kravtsov has been also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Ukrainian senior team since 2006 and previously for U21 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
Kravtsov also represented Ukraine at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 11.0ppg, 5.3rpg, Blocks-1 (1.7bpg), FGP: 64.7%, FT: 68.8%.
Kravtsov has played on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in China (Long Lions), NBA (Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns) and Ukraine (BC Kyiv, BC Donetsk and Kyiv Vovcha zgraya).
Kravtsov could be described: One of the top shot-blocker in Europe who plays very hard and can bang with any opponent. More than just a 7-footer with an NBA body, though, Kravtsov possesses outstanding athleticism on top of that to complete a very intriguing physical profile. He runs the floor extremely well, moves laterally quickly and fluidly, and is absolutely explosive around the basket, looking capable of tearing down the rim every time he goes up to finish. He's also quick off his feet to contest or block shots, giving him virtually everything you could ask for physically from a player his size. Good passing ability for a center. He has a decent shooting touch and can hit the shot from and around the paint with consistency. He does not have a very developed offensive creation though. His low post skills could use some work. Defensively, he shows a good activity level and has the great lateral quickness and strength to be a great one-on-one defender in the post or from the midrange.

Eskisehir Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Earl Rowland
Sean Marshall
Caner Erdeniz
Josh Duncan
Viacheslav Kravtsov
Berkay Candan
Yunus Sonsirma
Muhammed Senli
Billy Baron
Mehmet Alemdaroglu
Dorukhan Engindeniz

Coach: Josep Berrocal

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Pastal is back at Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye - by Eurobasket News

Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye added to their roster 33-year old ex-international forward Valentin Pastal (204-84). It is actually his comeback to Antalya as he has played here before. Pastal played last season at Best Balikesir (BSL). In 25 games he had just 2.7ppg and 1.2rpg. TB2L will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Pastal played at Konyaspor (also in BSL) where in 29 games he recorded 5.0ppg and 2.9rpg.
Pastal was a member of Turkish international program for some years. He was called to Turkish Senior National Team between 2004 and 2005 and previously for U21 National Team in 2003.
Pastal has spent his entire career in Turkey playing for seven other teams: Anadolu Efes, Pinar Karsiyaka, Galatasaray, Pertevniyal, Beykoz, Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi and Pertevniyal.
On Pastal: All around player..long arms..tall and can bring the ball too..Reminds us Hidayet Turkoglu sometimes..Very tough from court member of the NT who can play in different positions.
World Championships U18 '03 comments (by Yarone Arbel):
Pastal was a big disappointment in the first part of the championship, but he got better and better as time passed and led the Turkish team one very short step from the Semi Finals. For some reason he was positioned at Center most of the time, but it seems that his future is in Forward. He can become a great player in that position thanks to his athleticism, his threat on the basket from inside and outside and also great rebound skills
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Ozgur Sahin is a newcomer at Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye - by Eurobasket News

Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye (TB2L) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old guard Ozgur Sahin (190-93). He played last season at Trabzonspor in Turkish BSL league. BSL was a little too high level for him, where in 7 games he recorded just 1.1ppg. TB2L will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Sahin also played that season for Bursaspor (also in BSL). In 5 games he averaged only 2.0ppg and 1.2rpg.
He won Turkish TB2L championship title in 2011.
Sahin represented Turkey at the European Championships U16 in Kaunas (Lithuania) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 7.1ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.4apg, 2.0spg, FGP: 27.3%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 60.0%.
Sahin has played previously for five other teams: ITU Istanbul, Istanbulspor, ASE Anadolu, Bandirma Kirmizi and Gediz.

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Stanton Kidd (ex Walter Tigers) is a newcomer at Darussafaka - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American forward Stanton Kidd (202-101kg-92, college: Colorado State). He played last season at Walter Tigers in German BBL league. In 20 games he recorded 12.9ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg.
The previous (15-16) season Kidd played at Limburg United (Scooore League) in Belgium where in 35 games he averaged 8.5ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.0apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Kidd was voted All-MWC Honorable Mention in 2015 at his college time.
Kidd graduated from Colorado State in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
JaJuan Johnson
Howard Sant-Roos
James Bell
Stanton Kidd

Centers:
Furkan Aldemir
Micheal Eric
Emircan Kosut

Coach: David Blatt

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Eskisehir Basket signs Viacheslav Kravtsov - by Eurobasket News

Eskisehir Basket (TBL) signed 30-year old Ukrainian international center Viacheslav Kravtsov (212-115kg-87, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at Valencia Basket in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 19 games he had 6.3ppg and 3.3rpg. Kravtsov helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). He also played 12 games in Eurocup where he recorded 7.8ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.1bpg.
The previous (15-16) season Kravtsov played at Tecnyconta Zaragoza (also in Liga Endesa). In 21 games he averaged 8.4ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.4bpg. He also played 8 games in Eurocup where he got 11.1ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.9bpg. The other team Kravtsov played shortly was CSKA Moscow in Russian league. In 7 Euroleague games he got 3.4ppg and 1.6rpg. He also played 2 games in VTB United League where he got 3.0ppg and 3.5rpg.
Kravtsov has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Domestic Player of the Year back in 2012.
Kravtsov has been also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Ukrainian senior team since 2006 and previously for U21 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
Kravtsov also represented Ukraine at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 11.0ppg, 5.3rpg, Blocks-1 (1.7bpg), FGP: 64.7%, FT: 68.8%.
Kravtsov has played on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in China (Long Lions), NBA (Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns) and Ukraine (BC Kyiv, BC Donetsk and Kyiv Vovcha zgraya).
Kravtsov could be described: One of the top shot-blocker in Europe who plays very hard and can bang with any opponent. More than just a 7-footer with an NBA body, though, Kravtsov possesses outstanding athleticism on top of that to complete a very intriguing physical profile. He runs the floor extremely well, moves laterally quickly and fluidly, and is absolutely explosive around the basket, looking capable of tearing down the rim every time he goes up to finish. He's also quick off his feet to contest or block shots, giving him virtually everything you could ask for physically from a player his size. Good passing ability for a center. He has a decent shooting touch and can hit the shot from and around the paint with consistency. He does not have a very developed offensive creation though. His low post skills could use some work. Defensively, he shows a good activity level and has the great lateral quickness and strength to be a great one-on-one defender in the post or from the midrange.

Eskisehir Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Earl Rowland
Sean Marshall
Caner Erdeniz
Josh Duncan
Viacheslav Kravtsov
Berkay Candan
Yunus Sonsirma
Muhammed Senli
Billy Baron
Mehmet Alemdaroglu
Dorukhan Engindeniz

Coach: Josep Berrocal

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  UNITED KINGDOM  


Graham re-signs at Valladolid - by Eurobasket News

Comercial Ulsa Ciudad de Valladolid (LEB Silver) confirmed in their roster 23-year old British forward Rowell Graham (197-94). He played there last season. In 41 LEB Silver games he had 11.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.2apg and 1.5spg (in top 5). Graham helped them to win the LEB Silver Play-Off title (twice). A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver 3rd Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Baloncesto Naron where in 7 LEB Silver games he recorded very remarkable stats: 15.9ppg, 10.3rpg, 2.1apg, 1.7spg (in top 4) and 1.4bpg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Honorable Mention.
Graham represented United Kingdom at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) three years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 7.9ppg, 4.0rpg, FGP: 63.9%, FT: 90.0%.
Graham has played also professionally for other British teams like London Leopards, Leeds Force and Lewisham Thunder.

Comercial Ulsa Ciudad de Valladolid roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Greg Gantt
Henri Wade-Chatman

Forwards:
Rowell Graham
Daniel Astilleros

Center:
Sergio De_La_Fuente

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Scorchers keep Ogedengbe for another season - by Eurobasket News

Surrey Scorchers (BBL) re-signed 30-year old forward Tayo Ogedengbe (198-95kg-87). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 35 BBL games he recorded 14.7ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.2apg and 1.1spg last season.
Among other achievements Ogedengbe's team made it to the British BBL Cup final in 2015. He received also Eurobasket.com British BBL All-Domestic Players Team award back in 2013.
Ogedengbe represented United Kingdom at the 3x3 World Championships in Greece five years ago.
He has played previously professionally also in France (Calais) and United Kingdom (London Lions, Glasgow Rocks and Paws London Capitals).

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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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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.



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  URUGUAY  


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)



Resullts for the Metropolitan League - by Hector Lopez

Atenas defeated Cordon 88-73 for the Metro league 14th round with a double-double by Anthony Danridge (196-F-86, college: N.Mexico) with 28 points and 10 rebounds and his team is now leading the tournament with a 11-2 record. For Cordon, Dida Pereira (203-C-92, college: Sequoias CC) finished with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Sayago defeated Colon 85-74, but the team received a penalty after a quarrel by their fans, and they are now in the second position. For Colon, Tirrell Brown (198-F-93, college: Ouachita Baptist) scored 34 points and grabbed 8 rebounds.
Other results:
Auriblanco 96 - Rodrigo Goncalvez 19 points 4 rebounds
Marne 82 - Tyronne McNeal (211-C-87, college: Miami Dade CC) 22 points 16 rebounds
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Miramar 75 - Jeffrey Fahnbulleh (200-C/F-85) 22 points 8 rebounds
Stockolmo 64 - Rashaun Stimage (202-F, college: De Paul) 14 points 14 rebounds
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Verdirrrojo 66 - Gerel Simmons (188-G-93, college: Lincoln Memorial) 26 points 10 rebounds
25 de Agosto 65 - Rodrigo Cardozo (191-F-92) 15 points 11 rebounds
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Capitol 92 - Joe Efese (198-F, college: Cent.Conn.St.) 24 points 10 rebounds
Union Atletica - Howard Wilkerson (198-F-84, college: Wofford) 13 points 6 rebounds
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Metropolitan Round 15: Miramar beats Stockolmo in a derby game - by Eurobasket News

The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with derby games and favorites losing the games.

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Montevideo: Miramar (#5) and Stockolmo (#6). Miramar (7-5) won against visiting Stockolmo (6-7) 75-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Stockolmo. Stockolmo was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Miramar dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Stockolmo's 34. The best player for the winners was American power forward Jeffrey Fahnbulleh (200-85) who scored 22 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Martin Lopez-Garula (195) chipped in 12 points and 11 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Octavio Medina (195-96) who recorded 22 points and 9 rebounds. Miramar moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Tabare. Stockolmo at the other side keeps the sixth position with seven games lost. They share it with 25 de Agosto. Miramar's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Montevideo to the arena Union Atletica.
Another exciting game was again a derby between two teams from Montevideo: Atenas (#2) and Cordon (#3). Atenas (10-2) won against visiting Cordon (7-4) 88-73. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Cordon. It was a good game for American forward Anthony Danridge (196-86, college: N.Mexico) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Mauro Zubiaurre contributed with 27 points and 4 assists for the winners. Atenas' coach Martin Frydman allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Agustin Zuvich (200-95) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 17 rebounds for Cordon. Atenas have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place with 10-2 record having just two points less than leader Sayago. Cordon at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. Atenas' supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Montevideo to the arena Stockolmo.
Undefeated leader Sayago delivered the twelfth consecutive victory on Friday night. This time they beat 13th ranked Colon (3-10) 85-74. It was a great evening for Paul Harrison who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 18 rebounds and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was Tirrell Brown with 34 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Undefeated Sayago (12-0) have an impressive series of twelve victories in a row. They maintain first place with a perfect record of 12 victories in a row. Loser Colon stay at the bottom position with ten games lost. Sayago will meet Tabare (#4) on the road in the next round. Colon will play against Marne (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very interesting game took place in Montevideo. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 7th ranked 25 de Agosto (6-7) to ninth ranked Verdirrojo (5-7) 66-65 on Friday evening. It was an exceptional evening for Gerel Simmons who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds. Verdirrojo's coach Mathias Nieto used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Verdirrojo moved-up to eighth place. 25 de Agosto lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the sixth position with seven games lost. Verdirrojo's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Montevideo to the arena Auriblanco.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Montevideo, where 8th ranked Union Atletica (5-8) was outleveled in a road game by eleventh ranked Capitol (4-8) 93-74 on Friday. The best player for the winners was Joe Efese who had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Capitol maintains eleventh place with 4-8 record. Loser Union Atletica dropped to the ninth position with eight games lost. Capitol's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Montevideo to the arena 25 de Agosto.

In the last game of round 15 Auriblanco defeated Marne in Montevideo 96-82.

Capitol - U Atletica 93-74

We should mention about the upset which took place in Montevideo, where 8th ranked Union Atletica (5-8) was outleveled in a road game by eleventh ranked Capitol (4-8) 93-74 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 19 points. Capitol dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Union Atletica's 34 and made 23-of-30 free shots (76.7 percent) during the game. Union Atletica was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American forward Joe Efese (198, college: Cent.Conn.St.) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Juan-Andres Galleto (181-96) chipped in 18 points and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Facundo Alonso (195) who recorded 12 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and American forward Howard Wilkerson (198-84, college: Wofford) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Five Union Atletica players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Capitol maintains eleventh place with 4-8 record. Loser Union Atletica dropped to the ninth position with eight games lost. Capitol's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Montevideo to the arena 25 de Agosto.
Top scorers:
U Atletica: H.Wilkerson 13+6reb+2ast, F.Alonso 12+9reb+4ast, F.Trusich 11+2reb+1ast, G.Semiglia 11+5reb+1ast, N.Santos 11, A.Arrillaga 5+2reb+1ast
Capitol: J.Efese 24+10reb+2ast, H.Silva 21+4reb, J.Andres Galleto 18+3reb+4ast, F.Soto 10+3reb, J.Wenzel 8+4reb+6ast, R.Pintos 6+7reb+1ast
gschID: 550657


Miramar - Stockolmo 75-64

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Montevideo: Miramar (#5) and Stockolmo (#6). Miramar (7-5) won against visiting Stockolmo (6-7) 75-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Stockolmo. Stockolmo was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Miramar dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Stockolmo's 34. The best player for the winners was American power forward Jeffrey Fahnbulleh (200-85) who scored 22 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Martin Lopez-Garula (195) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Octavio Medina (195-96) who recorded 22 points and 9 rebounds and American forward Rashaun Stimage (202, college: De Paul) added 14 points and 14 rebounds respectively. Miramar moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Tabare. Stockolmo at the other side keeps the sixth position with seven games lost. They share it with 25 de Agosto. Miramar's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Montevideo to the arena Union Atletica.
Top scorers:
Stockolmo: O.Medina 22+9reb+1ast, R.Stimage 14+14reb, J.Viana 9+2reb+2ast, L.De Leon 8+3reb+1ast, L.Bouchaton 4+1reb, F.Grolla 4+5reb+4ast
Miramar: J.Fahnbulleh 22+8reb+2ast, M.Lopez Garula 12+11reb+2ast, M.Nicoletti 10+7reb+6ast, M.Trelles 9+4reb+1ast, M.Nessi 8+2reb+3ast, R.Blankson 8+7reb
gschID: 550658


Atenas - Cordon 88-73

Another exciting game was again a derby between two teams from Montevideo: Atenas (#2) and Cordon (#3). Atenas (10-2) won against visiting Cordon (7-4) 88-73. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Cordon. Cordon was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 57-39 second half run of Atenas. They dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Cordon's 24 and made 17-of-20 charity shots (85.0 percent) during the game. It was a good game for American forward Anthony Danridge (196-86, college: N.Mexico) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Point guard Mauro Zubiaurre (181-94) contributed with 27 points and 4 assists for the winners. Atenas' coach Martin Frydman allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Agustin Zuvich (200-95) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 17 rebounds and forward Nicolas Ibarra (192-82) added 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) in the effort for Cordon. Five Cordon players scored in double figures. Atenas have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place with 10-2 record having just two points less than leader Sayago. Cordon at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. Atenas' supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Montevideo to the arena Stockolmo.
Top scorers:
Cordon: N.Ibarra 16+5reb+4ast, D.Pereira 14+8reb+3ast, A.Zuvich 14+17reb+1ast, L.Magnone 11+6reb+4ast, A.Viotti 11+6reb, F.Sanchez 3
Atenas: A.Danridge 28+10reb+5ast, M.Zubiaurre 27+4reb+4ast, F.Pomoli 16+10reb+3ast, M.Pose 9+4reb+2ast, H.Da Silva 3+4reb, J.Santiso 3+3reb+2ast
gschID: 550659


Verdirrojo - 25 de Agosto 66-65

A very interesting game took place in Montevideo. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 7th ranked 25 de Agosto (6-7) to ninth ranked Verdirrojo (5-7) 66-65 on Friday evening. 25 de Agosto was ahead by 2 points after three quarters before a 20-17 charge of Verdirrojo, which allowed them to win the game. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Gerel Simmons (188-93, college: Lincoln Memorial) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds. Forward Pablo Makanskas (196-90) accounted for 14 points and 13 rebounds for the winning side. Verdirrojo's coach Mathias Nieto used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Forward Jorge Trindade (205-89) came up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 14 rebounds and forward Rodrigo Cardozo (191-92) added 15 points and 11 rebounds respectively for 25 de Agosto in the defeat. Four 25 de Agosto players scored in double figures. Verdirrojo moved-up to eighth place. 25 de Agosto lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the sixth position with seven games lost. Verdirrojo's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Montevideo to the arena Auriblanco.
Top scorers:
25 de Agosto: R.Cardozo 15+11reb, B.Barrera 15+2reb+4ast, J.Trindade 13+14reb, J.Alvarez 10+2reb+1ast, M.Mayora 5+4reb+2ast, D.Lipatin 4+4reb+4ast
Verdirrojo: G.Simmons 26+10reb+1ast, P.Makanskas 14+13reb, F.Cholaquides 8+2reb+1ast, M.Monteverde 6+3reb, L.Rodriguez 4, M.Parreno 4+2ast
gschID: 550656


Marne - Auriblanco 82-96

There was no surprise in Montevideo where 12th ranked Marne (3-9) was defeated by tenth ranked Auriblanco (5-8) 96-82 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Auriblanco. Marne was better in third quarter 26-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Auriblanco dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Marne's 44. Strangely Marne outrebounded Auriblanco 45-33 including a 19-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 17 passes made by Marne's players. The best player for the winners was forward Alvaro Taibo (190-80) who scored 27 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field). Guard Camilo Colman (191-90) chipped in 19 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Tyronne McNeal (211-87, college: Miami Dade CC) who recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and 16 rebounds and guard Santiago Pereira (180-96) added 22 points respectively. Four Marne players scored in double figures. Auriblanco moved-up to ninth place, which they share with U Atletica. Loser Marne keeps the twelfth position with nine games lost. Auriblanco's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Montevideo Verdirrojo.
Top scorers:
Marne: T.McNeal 22+16reb, S.Pereira 22+4reb+3ast, N.Alves 14+1reb+7ast, J.Crocano 11+15reb, J.Borallo 8+4reb+1ast, A.Pineiro 3+3reb+4ast
Auriblanco: A.Taibo 27+5reb+4ast, C.Colman 19+8reb+3ast, R.Goncalvez 19+4reb+2ast, A.Jones 10+2reb+1ast, J.Jones 8+4reb+8ast, E.Suarez 7+6reb+4ast
gschID: 550655


Sayago - Colon 85-74

Undefeated leader Sayago delivered the twelfth consecutive victory on Friday night. This time they beat 13th ranked Colon (3-10) 85-74. The hosts trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 53-36 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Sayago outrebounded Colon 46-34 including 36 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for American center Paul Harrison (203-89, college: N.Greenville) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 18 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Emiliano Gonzalez (198-88) helped adding 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Sayago players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Tirrell Brown (198-93, college: Ouachita Baptist) with 34 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds and guard Lucas Lepiani (188) scored 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Sayago (12-0) have an impressive series of twelve victories in a row. They maintain first place with a perfect record of 12 victories in a row. Loser Colon stay at the bottom position with ten games lost. Sayago will meet Tabare (#4) on the road in the next round. Colon will play against Marne (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Colon: T.Brown 34+8reb+1ast, L.Lepiani 12+5reb+4ast, A.Rodriguez 11+6reb+2ast, N.Garcia 9+4reb+1ast, F.Della Mea 6+6reb+2ast, F.Ferreira 2+3ast
Sayago: J.Garbarino 23+4reb+1ast, P.Harrison 20+18reb+5ast, E.Gonzalez 19+6reb+4ast, M.Perdomo 16+1reb+6ast, M.Lado 5+3reb, R.Brause 2+8reb+3ast
gschID: 550654





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Avtodor welcomes back Klimenko - by Eurobasket News

Avtodor Saratov (VTB) landed 23-year old international center Artem Klimenko (214-114kg-94). It is actually his comeback to Saratov as he has played here before. Klimenko played most recently at Unics in Russian VTB league. He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). But in 9 Euroleague games he averaged just 1.2ppg and 1.1rpg. Klimenko also played 9 games in VTB United League where he had 3.2ppg and 1.7rpg. The other team Klimenko played shortly was Avtodor. In 6 VTB United League games he recorded 6.7ppg and 4.5rpg. He also played 7 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 9.6ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.3apg.
Among other achievements Klimenko's team made it to the U23 League Semifinals in 2015. He received also Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Young Player of the Year award in 2016.
Klimenko represented Russia at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: 5.7ppg, 2.2rpg, FGP: 55.6%, FT: 70.0%.

Avtodor Saratov roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dramir Zibirov
Micah Downs
Fedor Klyuchnikov

Forward:
Maxim Sheleketo

Center:
Artem Klimenko

Coach: Andrea Mazzon

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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Day 7 in Taipei - by Eurobasket News

Lithuania and Canada remained dominant at the William Jones Cup in Taiwan. Lithuania overcame Philippines 91-80 as Eigirdas Zukaukas showed the way for Lithuania with 22 points and seven assists on top of four rebounds and three steals. Kiefer Isaac Ravena (181-G/F-93) and Mike Myers (206-F-92, college: Md-E Shore) paced the Philippines with 14 points apiece. Matthew Wright and Roger Ray Pogoy (189-SG-92) chipped in 13 markers each while Christian Standhardinger (206-F-89, college: Hawaii) and Carl Bryan Cruz combined for 19 points and four boards.
Canada demolished India 121-72 as Diego Kapelan (190-G-87, college: McNeese St.) netted 21 points and Shaquille Keith (196-F-93) poured in 18. Prasanna Venkatesh SIVAKUMAR replied with 15 points in the losing effort.
South Korea have kept alive their hopes of winning the William Jones Cup in Taiwan as they rout Japan 101-81. Jongkyu Kim stepped up with 21 points, while Yang Hongseok (199-F-97) and Sunhyung Kim had 15 each. Ando Shuto (189-G-94) answered with 12 points in a loss.
Iraq posted a 90-75 win over Iraq, while Republic of China Blue beat Republic of China White 87-83.




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MBK Ruzomberok keeps Campbell for another season - by Eurobasket News

MBK Ruzomberok (Extraliga) re-signed 23-year old Canadian forward Taijah Campbell (190-94, college: Virginia Tech). She played there last season. In 25 Extraliga games she averaged 9.2ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.1apg and 1.0spg. Campbell helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com Slovakian Extraliga All-Imports Team and Honorable Mention. Campbell also played 4 games in CEWL where she had 12.5ppg and 7.3rpg (#5 in the league).
Campbell was also a member of Canadian international program for some years. She played for Canadian Senior National Team back in 2011 and previously for University National Team in 2013.
Campbell represented Canada at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2016 and it is her second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

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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Welcome Piestanske Cajky! - by Eurobasket News

When you take into account the size-quality ratio, Slovakia is a highly successful women's basketball country. From 1993 until 2003 Slovakia women's national team achieved six straight 'Top 8' finishes at the EuroBasket Women. Slovakia won the bronze medal at the EuroBasket Women 1993 in Perugia, Italy and went all the way to the silver medal four years later in Budapest, Hungary. The Slovak women finished in the fifth place at the 1994 FIBA World Championship in Australia. They added the eighth place at the 1998 FIBA World Championship in Germany. Slovakia debuted at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, finishing in the seventh place with three wins over Canada, Senegal and Poland. Natalia Hejkova is a five time EuroLeague Women champion with three different teams - MBK Ruzomberok, Sparta&K Moscow and USK Prague. Slovakia returned to the EuroBasket Women Top 8 in 2017, while the Good Angels Kosice won its maiden EEWBL title. There are no days off for the Angels when they meet with the Piestanske Cajky. Piestany - a city one and a half hour northeast from the Austrian capital of Vienna - is building its own basketball tradition. Last season Cajky won the Slovak Cup for the first time. Club's accolade list includes three silver medals in the Slovak Extraliga (2015-2017), three Cup finals (also in 2014 and 2016) and two podium finishes in the Central European Women's league (CEWL bronze in 2015, silver in 2017).
Courtesy of: eewbl.eu



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Yacoubou re-signs at Familia Schio - by Eurobasket News

Famila Wuber Schio (Serie A1) confirmed in their roster 31-year old French international center Isabelle Yacoubou (190-86). She has played there for the last three seasons. In 17 Serie A1 games she recorded 13.6ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.4apg and 1.5spg last season. Yacoubou helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final. A very spectacular season in her career as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 Bosman Player of the Year, Center of the Year and voted to 1st Team. Yacoubou also played 5 games in Euroleague where she averaged 11.8ppg, 9.6rpg (#4 in the league), 2.2apg and 1.6spg.
In 2012 Yacoubou was drafted by Atlanta Dream (WNBA) in third round (32nd overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she won Italian A1 championship title in 2011, 2015 and 2016. Yacoubou was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French LFB Player of the Year back in 2009 and 2010.
She has been also a member of French international program for some years. Yacoubou has regularly played for French senior team since 2007 and previously for U21 National Team in 2007.
She represented France at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. Yacoubou's team got to the Semifinals and her stats at that event were 6 games: 8.5ppg, 5.3rpg, FGP: 45.2%, FT: 68.4%.
Yacoubou is quite experienced player. Her career allowed her to visit three different continents, while she played in five different countries. Yacoubou tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. She has played previously professionally in China (Heilongjiang Chenneng), Russia (Spartak Vidnoye), Spain (Ros Casares), Turkey (Fenerbahce) and France (Tarbes).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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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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  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  


Yacoubou re-signs at Familia Schio - by Eurobasket News

Famila Wuber Schio (Serie A1) confirmed in their roster 31-year old French international center Isabelle Yacoubou (190-86). She has played there for the last three seasons. In 17 Serie A1 games she recorded 13.6ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.4apg and 1.5spg last season. Yacoubou helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final. A very spectacular season in her career as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 Bosman Player of the Year, Center of the Year and voted to 1st Team. Yacoubou also played 5 games in Euroleague where she averaged 11.8ppg, 9.6rpg (#4 in the league), 2.2apg and 1.6spg.
In 2012 Yacoubou was drafted by Atlanta Dream (WNBA) in third round (32nd overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she won Italian A1 championship title in 2011, 2015 and 2016. Yacoubou was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French LFB Player of the Year back in 2009 and 2010.
She has been also a member of French international program for some years. Yacoubou has regularly played for French senior team since 2007 and previously for U21 National Team in 2007.
She represented France at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. Yacoubou's team got to the Semifinals and her stats at that event were 6 games: 8.5ppg, 5.3rpg, FGP: 45.2%, FT: 68.4%.
Yacoubou is quite experienced player. Her career allowed her to visit three different continents, while she played in five different countries. Yacoubou tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. She has played previously professionally in China (Heilongjiang Chenneng), Russia (Spartak Vidnoye), Spain (Ros Casares), Turkey (Fenerbahce) and France (Tarbes).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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  GERMANY  


B.Loewen tabs rookie Deeshyra Thomas in her first year in pro basketball - by Juliane Hoehne

SG Bergishe Loewen (2.Bundesliga) landed 22-year old American guard Deeshyra Thomas (168-95). Thomas just graduated from Weber State University (NCAA). She has played there for the last four years. In 25 games she averaged 15.0ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.9apg and 1.7spg last season. It was a very successful year in her career as she was selected to All-Big Sky Conference 3rd Team.
As mentioned above Thomas is just out of the college and it will be her first season in pro basketball.
She played in the final of WBI Championship in 2016.
Thomas' game is described as: Deeshyra is a very quick, versatile player. She has multiple ways to score and is a fighter on both ends of the court. She is an outstanding on ball defender, with the offensive ability to shoot and pull up on a dime. She likes to push the tempo and create for her teammates.

SG Bergishe Loewen roster for 2017-2018:

Franziska Schreck
Viktoria Jaeger
Arzu Bayraktar
Treyvonna Brooks
Deeshyra Thomas
Louisa Krokowski
Luca Marre
Kay Tillmann

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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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  GHANA  


Navy worsen UG woes as Braves claim first win over Galaxy - by Eurobasket News

Ghana Navy has increased the pressure on University of Ghana (UG) after clinching a 53-26 win over the tertiary side in the Accra Basketball League (ABL) Women's Division games played at the Lebanon House Court a few minutes ago. Navy was joined in the win column by reigning league champions Braves of Customs who beat Tudu Galaxy 44-18 in the final game of the round to earn its first win over the opposition this season. Leading by 19 (39-20) heading into the third quarter, Navy continue to stretch the lead without conceding too many points as UG managed just six points in the final quarter. Memunatu Mumuni and Maria Mensah were the main masterminds in the fourth quarter combining well to spark a five point run that included a three point shot from Mensah. The win marks a good return to action for Navy after missing out of the previous round. UG on the other hand has lost three straight games. Having fallen twice to Tudu Galaxy this season, defending league champions Braves of Customs have responded positively at the third time of trying to wallop Galaxy. Customs made their intentions clear from the start as an aggressive push had the side in a 12-2 lead at the end of the first quarter as Anita Bonney capped off a good performance with a steal before converting a running layup. Barbara Asante led a spirited charge from Galaxy sparking 10 nothing run that whittled Tudu's deficit to four with the score 16-12 with 2:52 remaining in the game. The run was halted as Berlinda Tawiah and Gloria Gyampoh scored late in the quarter. The second half performance from Galaxy was a far cry from what transpired in the second quarter as Galaxy went scoreless as the team trailed 14-34 at the end of the third going on to score just four points en route to losing 18-44.
Courtesy of: basketballghana.com



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  GREECE  


Niki Lefkadas keep Telidou for another season - by Eurobasket News

AS Niki Lefkadas (A1) re-signed experienced 37-year old guard Dimitra Telidou (170-80). She played there last season. In 22 A1 games she recorded 10.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.5apg and 1.0spg. Great season indeed as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Greek League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Telidou played at PAOK Thessalonikis where in 24 games she averaged 10.2ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.9apg and 1.3spg. She helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Telidou has spent her entire career in Greece playing for three other teams: Siemens, MGS Apollon Kalamarias and Ippokratis.
It may be one of last seasons in her extensive career, which she may end at Niki Lefkadas.

AS Niki Lefkadas roster for 2017-2018:

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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  HUNGARY  


Erica McCall agreed terms with Atomeromu - by Eurobasket News

Atomeromu KSC Szekszard (A Division) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old American forward Erica McCall (190-77kg-95, college: Stanford, agency: ProDep Management). She plays in the summer at Indiana Fever (WNBA). In 17 games she recorded just 2.4ppg and 1.6rpg.
Her team won Pac-12 Tournament in 2015 and 2017. McCall received CoSIDA NCAA Division I Academic All-District 8 1st Team award in 2016 and 2017 at her college time.
The previous (15-16) season McCall played at another team Cardinal in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA1 where in 34 games she averaged 14.9ppg, 9.4rpg and 1.9bpg. McCall helped them to make it to the NCAA Elite Eight. Great season indeed as she was voted to NCAA Lexington Regional All-Tournament Team and All-Defensive Team.
This summer she was drafted by Indiana Fever (WNBA) in second round (17th overall).
McCall just graduated from Stanford University and it is her first season in pro basketball.
McCall represented USA at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Her team won Gold and her stats at that event were 6 games: 15.2ppg, 8.5rpg, 1.0apg, 1.3spg, Blocks-4 (1.8bpg), FGP: 60.7%, FT: 63.0%.

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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Yacoubou re-signs at Familia Schio - by Eurobasket News

Famila Wuber Schio (Serie A1) confirmed in their roster 31-year old French international center Isabelle Yacoubou (190-86). She has played there for the last three seasons. In 17 Serie A1 games she recorded 13.6ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.4apg and 1.5spg last season. Yacoubou helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final. A very spectacular season in her career as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 Bosman Player of the Year, Center of the Year and voted to 1st Team. Yacoubou also played 5 games in Euroleague where she averaged 11.8ppg, 9.6rpg (#4 in the league), 2.2apg and 1.6spg.
In 2012 Yacoubou was drafted by Atlanta Dream (WNBA) in third round (32nd overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she won Italian A1 championship title in 2011, 2015 and 2016. Yacoubou was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French LFB Player of the Year back in 2009 and 2010.
She has been also a member of French international program for some years. Yacoubou has regularly played for French senior team since 2007 and previously for U21 National Team in 2007.
She represented France at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. Yacoubou's team got to the Semifinals and her stats at that event were 6 games: 8.5ppg, 5.3rpg, FGP: 45.2%, FT: 68.4%.
Yacoubou is quite experienced player. Her career allowed her to visit three different continents, while she played in five different countries. Yacoubou tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. She has played previously professionally in China (Heilongjiang Chenneng), Russia (Spartak Vidnoye), Spain (Ros Casares), Turkey (Fenerbahce) and France (Tarbes).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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C.U.S. Cagliari adds Ridolfi to their roster - by Eurobasket News

C.U.S. Cagliari (Serie A2) added to their roster 23-year old forward Giulia Ridolfi (182-94) from Surgical SRL Virtus Cagliari. In 25 Serie A2 games she recorded 5.0ppg and 4.3rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Ridolfi played at San Salvatore Selargius where in 17 Serie A2 games she averaged 5.2ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.2apg and 1.4spg.
She was selected to U18 National Team in 2011.
Ridolfi has played previously for two other teams: Ancona and Orvieto.

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Scrivia keeps Giangrasso for another season - by Eurobasket News

Ecoprogram Castelnuovo Scrivia (Serie A2) re-signed guard Sara Giangrasso (176). She played there last season. But in 18 Serie A2 games she recorded just 1.6ppg.

Ecoprogram Castelnuovo Scrivia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tayara Madonna
Francesca Rosso
Sara Giangrasso

Forwards:
Ana Ljubenovic
Adelaide Algeri

Center:
Annalisa Vitari

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Algeri re-signs at Scrivia - by Eurobasket News

Ecoprogram Castelnuovo Scrivia (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 24-year old forward Adelaide Algeri (175-93). She has played there for the last two seasons. But in 10 Serie A2 games she had just 1.5ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.2spg last season.
Algeri's team was regular season runner-up in Italian A2 Group A in 2014.
She has played previously for Genova.

Ecoprogram Castelnuovo Scrivia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tayara Madonna
Francesca Rosso

Forwards:
Ana Ljubenovic
Adelaide Algeri

Center:
Annalisa Vitari

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Scrivia keeps Rosso for another season - by Eurobasket News

Ecoprogram Castelnuovo Scrivia (Serie A2) re-signed 21-year old point guard Francesca Rosso (174-96). She played there last season. In 30 Serie A2 games she recorded 8.5ppg and 2.4rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Rosso played at Fixi Piramis Torino. But in only one game she did not score anything and had only 1 rebound.
Her team won Italian A2 Group A Regular Season in 2015.
Rosso has played previously for Pall.Piemonte.

Ecoprogram Castelnuovo Scrivia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tayara Madonna
Francesca Rosso

Forward:
Ana Ljubenovic

Center:
Annalisa Vitari

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Vitari re-signs at Scrivia - by Eurobasket News

Ecoprogram Castelnuovo Scrivia (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 21-year old power forward Annalisa Vitari (185-96, agency: SPORTlab Agency). She played there last season. In 31 Serie A2 games she had 3.5ppg and 3.0rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Vitari was tested by Reyer Venezia Mestre.
She represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Matosinhos (Portugal) last year. Vitari's team won Silver and her stats at that event were 6 games: 0.7ppg.
Vitari has played previously for two other teams: College Italia and San Pietro.

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Alice Carrara signs at Palermo - by Eurobasket News

Maddalena Vision Palermo (Serie A2) landed 20-year old power forward Alice Carrara (185-97). She played most recently at Carispezia La Spezia in the Serie A1. Serie A1 was a little too high level for her, where in 5 games she averaged just 1.0ppg last season. Serie A2 will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Carrara played at Fassi Albino. In 27 Serie A2 games she had 3.9ppg and 3.5rpg.
She was selected to U18 National Team in 2015.

Maddalena Vision Palermo roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Elettra Ferretti

Forwards:
Liliana Miccio
Alice Carrara

Center:
Ieva Preskienyte

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  NCAA1  


Deont'a McChester Named Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at Tennessee State - by Eurobasket News

Tennessee State University head coach Jessica Kern has announced the hiring of Deonta McChester as an assistant coach for the women's basketball program. 'Coach Deonta McChester brings head coaching experience to what already has proven to be a dynamic staff,' said Kern. 'He brings us head coaching experience, a proven ability to recruit, a go-getter mentality, and understands all aspects needed to make a program function successfully. With a pipeline to midwest and southern connections, we are beyond lucky to have him join the women's basketball family." Deonta McChester comes to Tennessee State from Division II Claflin University where he served as the head women's basketball coach for four years. Prior to taking over the reign of the Lady Panthers in 2013, Deonta McChester was the head assistant and recruiting coordinator for one season (2012-13). Deonta McChester 's impact was felt immediately, as he helped put together one of the best recruiting classes (2013-14) in school history. His success carried over into his first year at the helm, as Claflin increased its win total by eight games from the previous season. In 2015-16, Deonta McChester led the Lady Panthers to a 17-11 record and third place finish in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Eastern Division, which included a victory over the #15 ranked team in the country Benedict College. His 2015-16 team had the honor of earning the SIAC highest team GPA award for women's basketball as well as Claflin Athletics top academic award. The team also earned the top academic award the following season. During his time at Claflin, Deonta McChester signed five NJCAA JUCO All-Americans, one player who recently signed a professional overseas contract and three all-conference players. Prior to his stint with Claflin, Deonta McChester spent three seasons with the Flint Lady Monarchs (formerly Flint Lady Flames) organization of the Women's Blue Chip Basketball League (WBCBL), which consist of semi-pro basketball teams. He joined the then Lady Flames in 2010 as an assistant coach and midway thru the season was promoted to the associate head coach position. In that same year, he helped the Lady Flames upset the number one team in the country en route to capturing its first ever Northeast Region Tournament Championship, which earned them a berth in the WBCBL National Tournament. In the following season, Deonta McChester was promoted to head coach of the Lady Monarchs and led his team to its second straight Northeast Region Tournament Title. For his efforts, he earned the 2011 Northeast Region Coach of the Year and was voted the Co-Coach of the Year in the same region in 2012. In Deonta McChester 's three years as a coach with the Lady Monarchs, he coached a total of 14 professional players. Deonta McChester began his collegiate coaching career in 2007-08 as a men's basketball assistant at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C.. He then moved to Winston-Salem, N.C. where he spent one season (2008-09) as the director of basketball operations for Winston Salem State University (WSSU). He spent the next two seasons (2009-2011) as an assistant at SUNY-Cobleskill. A native of Flint, Mich., Deonta McChester earned his bachelor's degree in business management (sports management) in 2007 from Keuka College in Parky, N.Y. In June 2014, Deonta McChester participated in The Center for Coaching Excellence presented by the WBCA in partnership with Columbia University Athletics, which is designed to provide college women's basketball coaches with comprehensive leadership development. Deonta McChester served as chairman of the SIAC Women's Basketball Coaches Association from 2014-17 and was a member of the NCAA South Regional Committee for two years (2015-17). In 2017, he was the NCAA South Region REP for the NCAA Division II Tournament.
Courtesy of: tsutigers.com



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  RUSSIA  


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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  SERBIA  


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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  SLOVAKIA  


Welcome Piestanske Cajky! - by Eurobasket News

When you take into account the size-quality ratio, Slovakia is a highly successful women's basketball country. From 1993 until 2003 Slovakia women's national team achieved six straight 'Top 8' finishes at the EuroBasket Women. Slovakia won the bronze medal at the EuroBasket Women 1993 in Perugia, Italy and went all the way to the silver medal four years later in Budapest, Hungary. The Slovak women finished in the fifth place at the 1994 FIBA World Championship in Australia. They added the eighth place at the 1998 FIBA World Championship in Germany. Slovakia debuted at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, finishing in the seventh place with three wins over Canada, Senegal and Poland. Natalia Hejkova is a five time EuroLeague Women champion with three different teams - MBK Ruzomberok, Sparta&K Moscow and USK Prague. Slovakia returned to the EuroBasket Women Top 8 in 2017, while the Good Angels Kosice won its maiden EEWBL title. There are no days off for the Angels when they meet with the Piestanske Cajky. Piestany - a city one and a half hour northeast from the Austrian capital of Vienna - is building its own basketball tradition. Last season Cajky won the Slovak Cup for the first time. Club's accolade list includes three silver medals in the Slovak Extraliga (2015-2017), three Cup finals (also in 2014 and 2016) and two podium finishes in the Central European Women's league (CEWL bronze in 2015, silver in 2017).
Courtesy of: eewbl.eu



MBK Ruzomberok keeps Campbell for another season - by Eurobasket News

MBK Ruzomberok (Extraliga) re-signed 23-year old Canadian forward Taijah Campbell (190-94, college: Virginia Tech). She played there last season. In 25 Extraliga games she averaged 9.2ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.1apg and 1.0spg. Campbell helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com Slovakian Extraliga All-Imports Team and Honorable Mention. Campbell also played 4 games in CEWL where she had 12.5ppg and 7.3rpg (#5 in the league).
Campbell was also a member of Canadian international program for some years. She played for Canadian Senior National Team back in 2011 and previously for University National Team in 2013.
Campbell represented Canada at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2016 and it is her second season in pro basketball.

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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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @MiroKojic)

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  SPAIN  


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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Adelantados welcome back Fernandez - by Eurobasket News

Ciudad de la Adelantados (LF2) tabbed 28-year old point guard Laura Fernandez (169-89). It is actually her comeback to San Cristobal as she has played here before. Fernandez has played for the last two years at Adareva in the LF2. In 22 games she averaged 7.8ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.0apg last season.
Fernandez has played previously for four other teams: Mencey Uni, Aros Leon, Tenerife and UCAM Jairis.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Rubio re-signs at Leganes - by Eurobasket News

Laboratorios Ynsadiet Lagenes (LF2) confirmed in their roster 31-year old swingman Estela Rubio (172-86). She has played there for the last four seasons. But in only one LF2 game she did not score anything.
Rubio helped her team to make it to the LF2 Final in 2015.
She has played previously for two other teams: Real Canoe and Reus Deportiu.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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GDKO Bizkaia signs rookie Peyton Ferris - by Eurobasket News

GDKO Bizkaia Ibaizabal Galdakao (LF2) inked 24-year old American guard Peyton Ferris (175-93). She just graduated from Montana State University (NCAA). Ferris has played there for the last five years. In 31 games she recorded very impressive stats: 18.2ppg, 7.5rpg, 2.3apg and 1.4spg last season. She helped them to win Big Sky Conf. Tournament. A very good season in her career as she was awarded All-Big Sky Conference Player of the Year, All-Big Sky Conference All-Tournament MVP and voted to All-Big Sky Conference 1st Team.
As mentioned above Ferris is just out of the college and it will be her first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements she received All-Big Sky Conf. Sixth Player of the Year award in 2016 at her college time.

GDKO Bizkaia Ibaizabal Galdakao roster for 2017-2018:

Patricia Valiente
Miren Agirregoikoa
Maria Espana
Esther Blanco
Peyton Ferris
Zurine Amondarain
Maria Barneda
Ane Arrien

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @4psbasket)

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Adelantados sign Washington just out of college - by Eurobasket News

Ciudad de la Adelantados (LF2) signed 22-year old American forward Caira Washington (188-95). She just graduated from G.Washington (NCAA). Washington has played there for the last four years. In 24 games she had 11.9ppg, 7.9rpg, 2.4apg, 1.1spg and 2.3bpg last season. A very impressive year as she was named to All-Atlantic 10 2nd Team and Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team.
As mentioned above she is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Washington's college team won Atlantic 10 Tournament for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).

Ciudad de la Adelantados roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Laura Fernandez
Lucia Becerra

Forward:
Caira Washington

Center:
Valeria Chinea

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SWEDEN  


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.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @MiroKojic)

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  UNITED KINGDOM  


Hatters Land Lewis - by Paul Nilsen

Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters have added to their ranks for the 2017-18 WBBL campaign with the signing of New Zealand point guard, Adoniah Lewis (175-G-91).

A British passport-holder, the Hamilton native is known simply as 'Doni' to her colleagues and played last year with Werribee Devils in Melbourne.

Lewis played representative basketball in her homeland throughout her junior years, including making the Under 20 national team.

Following a spell at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Georgia, she returned to Oceania to take up a role as the basketball development officer for the Cook Islands. Lewis then represented Cook Islands at the 2016 FIBA 3x3 World Championships in China.

The husband of Lewis currently plays professional rugby league with Wakefield Trinity, while the acquisition of the guard is a particularly good scoop for Hatters, having lost the services of Jo Lowry and the now retired Ellis Clayton at the end of last season.



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  WBCBL  


City of Charlotte Mayor to attend the WBCBL Carolinas Regional Tournament - by Willie McCray

Charlotte, N.C. - Charlotte Invasion will welcome Mayor Jennifer Roberts to tip-off our regional tournament championship game on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 4pm. The regional tournament will take place for the first time in Charlotte and will be held at Charlotte Latin - Invasion's home gym.

The Carolinas Region is comprised of four teams throughout North Carolina and Georgia and is currently one of the most competitive regions in the WBCBL league. The regional tournament consists of 2 semi-final games at 10a and 12p and a championship game at 4pm. Charlotte Invasion is the returning regional champion going for a three-peat in only its fourth season!

Charlotte Invasion welcomes local youth offering FREE admission to youth under 10 years old and special pricing for groups. This family friendly all day event will include food, competitive basketball, music, and more! For more information on tickets, please contact info@charlotteinvasion.com.

We are Charlotte Invasion! They are the Omar Carter Charity! Omar Carter will be demonstrating Compression-Only CPR and talking more about his goal to educate 1 million people on the importance of CPR certification. Charlotte Invasion is always on point and the Omar Carter Charity is always on beat!

Charlotte Invasion is always looking for talented young women who are looking to take their careers to the next level and help uplift the community. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or team information, please visit our website at www.charlotteinvasion.com or call our Director of Marketing, Alexis Davis at (919) 673-6736.

About Charlotte Invasion:
Our purpose is to collectively mobilize our team to community resource ambassadors to create leadership development opportunities for young women to exhibit everyday excellence. Secondly, to provide educational outreach to athletes, team members, and supporters on promoting, achieving and maintaining a healthy heart and lifestyle.

About the Women's Blue Chip Basketball League:
The WBCBL's mission is to provide highly competitive basketball for women age 20 and older (by May 1st). The competition level ranges from former College players to former NWBL and WNBA players and current international players. In addition, the WBCBL has built a networking relationship with professional international basketball scouts and agents to broaden the possibility of higher-level professional jobs being offered.

Alexis Davis
Director of Marketing
Charlotte Invasion
(919) 673-6736
www.charlotteinvasion.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