EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 7/23/2017 4:04:04 AM

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  AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16  



Mali dethrone Egypt, celebrate title in Mauritius - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
Egypt - Mali 65-76
Mali are the new U16 African champions. They edged former champions Egypt in the remake of 2015 Final. Siriman Kanoute (01) provided 17 points and 9 assists to lead the champions. Mali secured a 22:19 lead after the first period. They extended the margin at 4-point mark at the big break. Mali went on a 21:15 run in the third term to boost the gap at 10-point mark. Mali kept Egypt at distance throughout the final period and drove to the trophy. Fousseyni Traore (02) had 15 points for the winners. Momen Hassan (01) responded with 22 points for Egypt.
3-4 Place
Algeria - Tunisia 57-54
Algeria outscored Tunisia to claim the third position at the championship. Algeria limited their opponents to just 5 points in the first half to open a 33:5 halftime lead. Tunisia went on a strong rally in the second half but came up short of victory at the end. Ouail Gadaoui (01) and Nadir Hifi (02) netted 15 points each for the winners. Faiez Ghomrassi (01) and Ahmed Rebai (01) responded with 15 points each for Tunisia.

5-6 Place
Madagascar - Rwanda 80-74
Madagascar finished fifth in Mauritius. They toppled Rwanda on the final day of the tournament. Edito Tsarafeno (01) came up with 20 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Rwanda eked out a 35:33 halftime lead. They extended the gap at 4-point mark heading into the fourth quarter. But Madagascar went on a 27:17 rally in the final period to secure the victory. Sitraka Raharimanantoanina (01) produced 19 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Thierry Nkundwa (01) responded with 24 points for Rwanda.

7-8 Place
Mauritius - Mozambique 56-121
Mozambique finished their campaign on a high note. They bruised hosting Mauritius to end up in the seventh position. Bryan Ricotso (02) notched 38 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Mozambique accumulated a 55:29 halftime lead. They sank 66 points in the second half to cruise to the victory. Ndzengo Buvana (01) had 20 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. David Crudo (01) responded with 18 points for Mauritius.



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  ARGENTINA  


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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



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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Ferdinando Luis Marengo is a newcomer at Nardo - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Nature Nardo strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old naturalized Argentinian forward Ferdinando Luis Marengo (196-92, agency: Players Group). He has played for the last two seasons at Valle d'Itria Martina Franca in Serie C Gold. However his team was relegated to Serie C Silver. In 24 Serie B games he recorded 9.3ppg and 2.8rpg in 2015-16 season.
Marengo helped his team to make it to the Nazionale B Group C Play-Off Final in 2012.
He has played previously for another Italian team Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria.

Nature Nardo roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Yancarlos_Jefferson Rodriguez

Forwards:
Valerio Polonara
Stefano Provenzano
Alessandro Poti
Ferdinando_Luis Marengo
Amedeo De_Martino

Center:
Goran Bjelic

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Italy



The Hawks claim Nicolas Brussino off waivers - by Eurobasket News

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

Atlanta Hawks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Josh Magette
Nicolas Brussino
Tyler Dorsey

Forwards:
Ersan Ilyasova
Mike Muscala
Tyler Cavanaugh
John Collins

Center:
Dewayne Dedmon

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in NBA



Barrio Parque keeps Chiera for another season - by Eurobasket News

Barrio Parque de Cordoba (TNA) re-signed 26-year old swingman Julian Chiera (196-88kg-91, college: SE Louisiana, agency: Interperformances). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 53 TNA games he recorded 6.6ppg and 2.0rpg in 2015-16 season.
The previous (14-15) season Chiera played at Banda Norte where in 38 TNA games he averaged 6.3ppg and 1.5rpg.
He helped his team to make it to the TNA Final in 2016.
Chiera graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2014 and actually missed last season. It is his fourth season in pro basketball.

Barrio Parque de Cordoba roster for 2017-2018:

Juan Kelly
Lautaro Rivata
Emiliano Rossi
Tomas Ligorria
Agustin Jure
Gaston Marozzi
Julian Chiera
Luciano Guerra

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Deportivo Norte de Armstrong signs Elias Eterovich - by Eurobasket News

Deportivo Norte de Armstrong (TFB) signed 25-year old forward Elias Eterovich (200-92) from Belgrano San Nicolas. Eterovich has played there for the last four years. He helped them to win the Torneo Federal (Bonaerense) title.

Deportivo Norte de Armstrong roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Celestino Cupulutti
Rodrigo Gallegos
Jonatan Torresi

Forwards:
Elias Eterovich
Marco Luchi

Center:
Leandro Gerez

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ameghino keeps Veron for another season - by Eurobasket News

Juventud Ameghino de Villa Maria (TFB) re-signed 22-year old point guard Cristian Veron (185-95). He played there 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.
The previous (15-16) season Veron played at Salta Basket where in 39 TFB games he recorded 5.2ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.4apg.
Veron has played previously for San Martin Corrientes.

Juventud Ameghino de Villa Maria roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Joaquin Baeza
Santiago Iglesias
Cristian Veron

Forwards:
Abel Aristimuno
Matias Cuello

Centers:
Juan_Luis Abeiro
Laureano Zalio

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Ameghino lands Laureano Zalio - by Eurobasket News

Juventud Ameghino de Villa Maria (TFB) tabbed 22-year old center Laureano Zalio (206-95) from Atletico Tostado. Zalio also played that season for Petrolero Argentino (TNA). But in 11 games he averaged just 1.2ppg and 2.5rpg last season.
He won Torneo Federal (Centro) in 2017.
Zalio has played previously for two other teams: Obras Basket and Libertad Sunchales.

Juventud Ameghino de Villa Maria roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Joaquin Baeza
Santiago Iglesias
Matias Cuello

Forward:
Abel Aristimuno

Centers:
Juan_Luis Abeiro
Laureano Zalio

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



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  BALTIC LEAGUE  


Mikalauskas comes back to Nevezis - by Eurobasket News

Nevezis Kedainiai (LKL) added to their roster 32-year old power forward Laurynas Mikalauskas (205-108kg-85, college: Virginia). It is actually his comeback to Kedainiai as he has played here before. Mikalauskas played most recently at Suduva-Mantinga in Lithuanian NKL league. He managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year. But in two NKL games he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound. Mikalauskas also played that season for BK Usti nad Labem in Czech Republic NBL where in three games he recorded just 2.0ppg and 1.7rpg in 2015-16 season. The other team Mikalauskas played shortly was VOO Verviers Pepinster (Scooore League) in Belgium. In two games he averaged only 1.0ppg and 1.5rpg. Another team Mikalauskas played that season for was Dzukija. In 10 LKL games he got 4.9ppg and 3.1rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Mikalauskas' team made it to the League Semifinals in 2013. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL 2nd Team back in 2012.
Mikalauskas represented Lithuania at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 7.1ppg, 4.5rpg, FGP: 60.5%, FT: 78.6%.
Mikalauskas is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Estonia (BC Rakvere), Greece, Latvia (Barons Riga), Switzerland (Monthey) and Lithuania (Neptunas and Palanga).
Mikalauskas attended University of Virginia until 2008 and it will be his tenth season as a professional player.

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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Lithuania



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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


Strasbourg inks David Logan - by Eurobasket News

Strasbourg IG Basket (ProA) agreed terms with experienced 35-year old Polish ex-international guard David Logan (185-77kg-82, college: Indianapolis). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Logan played last season at Scandone Avellino in Italian Serie A. He managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 20 Serie A games he had very impressive stats: 15.9ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.7apg and 1.4spg. Logan helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 8.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg. The other team Logan played that season for was Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL. In 21 games he averaged remarkable 15.6ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.8apg and 1.1spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL 1st Team and All-Imports Team. Logan also played 14 games in Eurocup where he got high stats: 18.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.8apg and 1.7spg.
In 2006 (a year after he left the college) Logan was drafted by Fort Worth Flyers (D-League) in third round (28th overall).
He attended University of Indianapolis (NCAA Div.II) until 2005 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Logan won Italian SerieA championship title in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Player of the Year back in 2009 and 2010.
Logan represented Poland at the European Championships in Poland eight years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 15.5ppg, 2.2rpg, Assists-3 (4.5apg), 1.3spg, FGP: 44.7%, 3PT: 39.4%, FT: 75.0%.
Logan is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (ALBA Berlin), Greece (Panathinaikos), Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv and Hasharon), Spain (Baskonia), Poland (Anwil, PGE Turow, Asseco and Polpharma) and D-League (Ft.Worth F.).
Logan is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Strasbourg.
Logan could be described: An extremely talented guard who is not so continous at high level, even if he's improving year after year. Gives his best when he can play in up-tempo, without strictly-defined offensive plays.

Strasbourg IG Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Zack Wright
Pape Sy
David Logan
Ludovic Beyhurst

Forwards:
Jeremy Leloup
Darion Atkins
Olivier Cortale

Centers:
Louis Labeyrie
Marc Kwedi

Coach: Vincent Collet

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
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By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELARUS  


Tsmoki-Minsk lands Sekou Wiggs - by Eurobasket News

Tsmoki-Minsk (Premier League) tabbed 23-year old American point guard Sekou Wiggs (193-83kg-94). He just graduated from University of Alaska at Anchorage (NCAA2). He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Great Northwest Athletic Conference. They also advanced to the league semifinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to All-GNAC 1st Team. Wiggs also played 22 games where he averaged impressive 25.4ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg last season. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in Great Northwest Athletic Conference. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very impressive season as he was selected to All-GNAC 1st Team and NABC NCAA D2 All-West District 2nd Team.
As mentioned above Wiggs is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
He played in the final of WAC Tournament in 2014.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @NimaNamakian)

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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  


Palestrina inks Njegos Visnjic - by Eurobasket News

Citysightseeing Palestrina (Serie B) signed experienced 38-year old Serbian-Bosnian power forward Njegos Visnjic (200-79) from Napoli Cuore. He has played there for the last five years. In 41 Serie B games in Italy he had very impressive stats: 17.4ppg, 9.1rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg last season. Visnjic's team won Italian Serie B Cup. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B Player of the Year in 2017.
Visnjic has played previously professionally in Italy (San Severo, Novara, Foggia, Lucera and Maddaloni) and Serbia (Lavovi).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Palestrina.

Citysightseeing Palestrina roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andrea Barsanti
Gianmarco Rossi

Forwards:
Gianluca Lulli
Bruno Duranti

Centers:
Njegos Visnjic
Alessandro Paesano

Coach: Gianluca Lulli

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Visnjic left Napoli Cuore - by Eurobasket News

Experienced 38-year old Serbian-Bosnian power forward Njegos Visnjic (200-79) left Serie A2 newcomer Cuore Napoli Basket. Visnjic has played there for the last five years. He played there also last season. In 41 Serie B games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.4ppg, 9.1rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg. Visnjic helped them to win the cup and make to league final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B Player of the Year, Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B Defensive Player of the Year and Center of the Year.
He has played previously professionally in Italy (San Severo, Novara, Foggia, Lucera and Maddaloni) and Serbia (Lavovi).

Cuore Napoli Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Roberto Maggio

Forwards:
Stefan Nikolic
Mattia Mastroianni

Center:
Hrvoje Vucic

Coach: Ciccio Ponticiello

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BRAZIL  


CR Vasco Da Gama Rio de Janeiro tabs Guilherme Giovannoni - by Eurobasket News

CR Vasco Da Gama Rio de Janeiro (NBB) inked experienced 37-year old Brazilian international power forward Guilherme Giovannoni (203-103kg-80) from Uniceub/BRB/Brasilia. He has played there for the last eight years. In 31 NBB games he averaged impressive 16.2ppg, 7.5rpg (#4 in the league) and 3.3apg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Brazilian All-Star Game.
Among other achievements Giovannoni's team made it to the National League Semifinals in 2016. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian League Forward of the Year award in 2012 and 2016.
He has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport.
Giovannoni has been also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Brazilian senior team since 1999 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2000.
Giovannoni also represented Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 4.8ppg, 3.4rpg.
Giovannoni has played also professionally in Spain, Ukraine (BC Kyiv) and Italy (Benetton Treviso, Rimini, Angelico Biella and Virtus Bologna).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at CR Vasco Da Gama Rio de Janeiro.
Giovannoni's game is described as: A versatile small forward, who can be effective even inside, good scorer, quick and strong; known as a fiery player and a fighter, disappointed a little when he decided to come back to Brazil due to homesickness in 2002, but maybe he needs only some more time to reach maturation;.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bruno Fiorotto signs at B.Cearense - by Paulo Freire

SKY/Basquete Cearense (NBB) landed 33-year old former Brazilian international center Bruno Fiorotto (208-84) from CR Vasco Da Gama Rio de Janeiro. In 28 NBB games he averaged 4.8ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.7apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Rio Claro Basquete where in 6 NBB games he had 4.0ppg and 1.2rpg.
Among other achievements Fiorotto's team was regular season runner-up in Brazilian National League in 2011, 2012 and 2015.
He has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport.
He was also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. Fiorotto played for Brazilian Senior National Team between 2009 and 2010 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2004.
He also represented Brazil at the South American Championships in Colombia seven years ago. Fiorotto's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 5 games: 4.6ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.4apg.
Fiorotto has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Fiorotto has played previously professionally also in Spain (Tenerife) and Brazil (Pinheiros, Londrina, Pinheiros, Paulistano and Winner/Limeira).

SKY/Basquete Cearense roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Paulinho Boracini
Betinho Nardi_Duarte
Rashaun McLemore
David Rossetto

Forwards:
Felipe Ribeiro
Sualisson Da_Silva
Victor Leal

Centers:
Bruno Fiorotto
Leonardo Klassmann

Coach: Alberto Bial

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BULGARIA  


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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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By Eurobasket Data Center

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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





Russ Smith claims Chinese NBL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Russ Smith (183-PG-91) put on an amazing game in the last round for Luoyang and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com NBL Player of the Week award for round 12.
The 26-year old playmaker had a double-double of 65 points and ten rebounds, while his team crushed Jiangsu L. (#13, 1-11) with 25-point margin 132-107. Luoyang is placed at 7th position in Chinese NBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Luoyang will need more victories to improve their 7-5 record. In the team's last game Smith had a remarkable 67.7% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Luoyang, through which he has constantly improved. University of Louisville graduate has very impressive stats this year. Smith is league's best scorer averaging so far 58.3ppg. Smith is in league's top in and averages solid 4.3spg and 57.5% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 30-year old American shooting guard Dominique Johnson (192-SG-87, agency: Higher Vision Sports) of Lhasa. Johnson impressed basketball fans with 51 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. It was enough for Lhasa to edge the lower-ranked Beijing (#12, 4-8) by 4 points 101-97. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But Lhasa managed to improve slightly their position in standings taking 9th place. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 6-6 record is not bad and everything may still change. Johnson is one of the most experienced players at Lhasa and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 35.5ppg (#5). His other stats are also decent: 8.7rpg and 4.5apg.

The third best performed player last round was American Chris Johnson (210-PF-85) of Anhui (#3). Johnson got into 30-points club by scoring 42 points in the last round. He went also for twenty two rebounds and four assists. He was a key player of Anhui, leading his team to a 143-141 win against the lower-ranked Hebei X. (#11, 5-7). Anhui needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 8 victories and 4 lost games. Johnson has a great season in China. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 32.8ppg (5th best), rebounds with 21.6rpg (2nd best) and assists with 1.4apg (8th best). He also has 2.1bpg and FGP: 62.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Shannon Shorter (193-G-89) of Hebei X. - 38 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists
5. Michael Nunnally (203-F-86) of Jiangsu L. - 32 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Brandon Costner (206-F-87) of Hebei X. - 48 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Jonathan Gibson (188-PG-87) of Anhui - 40 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists
8. Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-PG-86) of Henan - 36 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Dar Tucker (193-SG-88) of Hunan - 36 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Charles Gaines (201-F-81) of Shaanxi W. - 31 points, 10 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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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Brandon GIVENS
  Piratas
  (198-G-87)
  Avg: 24.9
 1. Givens, Piratas24.9 
 2. Crawford, Aguilas22.5 
 3. Ortiz, Fast Break22.3 
 4. Smith, Sabios21.0 
 5. Coombs, Sabios19.0 
 6. Roberson, Condores19.0 
 7. McCoy, Condores16.7 
 8. Carraway, Cimar.16.5 
 9. Torres, Condores15.8 
 10. Almanza, Condores15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 John HERNANDEZ
  Cimar.
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Hernandez, Cimar.10.8 
 2. Romero, Piratas10.3 
 3. Almanza, Condores10.3 
 4. Perez, Academia9.8 
 5. Sandidge, Aguilas9.8 
 6. Romero, Piratas8.6 
 7. Quinones, Academia8.3 
 8. Julio, Fast Break7.7 
 9. Coombs, Sabios7.2 
 10. Asprilla, Caciques7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Tyler MURRAY
  Academia
  (195-PG-90)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Murray, Academia5.8 
 2. McCoy, Condores5.4 
 3. Velandia, Aguilas5.1 
 4. Smith, Sabios5.0 
 5. Medina, Piratas4.9 
 6. Granados, Academia4.9 
 7. Moreno, Cimarrones4.7 
 8. Wormely, Caciques4.6 
 9. Caicedo, Cimar.4.4 
 10. Coombs, Sabios4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Antonio BIVINS
  Aguilas
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Bivins, Aguilas2.7 
 2. Diaz, Condores2.3 
 3. Moreno, Cimarrones1.9 
 4. Ortiz, Fast Break1.8 
 5. Renteria, Cimar.1.7 
 6. McCoy, Condores1.7 
 7. Carraway, Cimar.1.6 
 8. Crawford, Aguilas1.5 
 9. Rivera, Sabios1.5 
 10. Velandia, Aguilas1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Divier PEREZ
  Academia
  (201-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Perez, Academia1.6 
 2. Jones, Sabios1.4 
 3. Sandidge, Aguilas1.4 
 4. Quinones, Academia1.1 
 5. Crawford, Aguilas1.1 
 6. Hinestroza-J., Fast B.1.0 
 7. Hernandez, Cimar.0.8 
 8. Romero, Piratas0.8 
 9. Givens, Piratas0.8 
 10. Velez, Sabios0.7 


PBD Round 27: Condores defeat Piratas in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in Liga DirecTV.

The most exciting game of round 27 in the Liga DirecTV took place in Bogota. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 6th ranked Piratas (9-18) to fourth ranked Condores (13-14) 99-96 on Saturday evening. It was a great evening for American forward Lamar Roberson (203-86, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Interlace Hoops) who led his team to a victory scoring 27 points and 4 assists. His fellow American import point guard Ryan McCoy (183-87, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Haylett Sports) helped adding 23 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was American guard Brandon Givens (198-87, college: NC-Wesleyan) with 36 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Condores maintains fourth place with 13-14 record. Piratas lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 18 games lost. They share it with Sabios. Condores will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Piratas will play again at home against Condores (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Academia (17-10) against fifth ranked Caciques (11-14) on Saturday night. Visiting Academia was defeated by Caciques in a tough game in Valleduparnga 59-64. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Academia. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Brandon Provost (190-90, college: UTRGV) who led the winners and scored 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Miguel Bermudez accounted for 19 points and 8 rebounds. Canadian point guard Tyler Murray (195-90, college: Wagner) came up with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 14 rebounds for Academia in the defeat. Caciques have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fifth place with 11-14 record. Defending champion Academia keeps the second position with ten games lost. Caciques will again play against league's second-placed Academia in Montana in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Academia will have a break next round.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Bogota. First ranked host Fast Break (24-1) smashed 3rd placed Cimarrones (15-8) 90-69. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Cimarrones. The best player for the winners was Dermaine Crockrell who scored 12 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Fast Break's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Jose Rodriguez who recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds. Fast Break have an impressive series of twenty four victories in a row. Newly promoted Fast Break maintains first place with 24-1 record. Cimarrones at the other side keep the third position with eight games lost. Fast Break will again meet at home Cimarrones (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Cimarrones will have a break next round.
Bottom-ranked Patriotas managed to get a sixth victory, breaking the series of eight consecutive losses. This time they won against seventh-ranked Sabios in Boyaca 88-74. It was a good game for Karl Moore who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 20 rebounds. Patriotas' coach Kevin Magdowski allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Patriotas maintains eighth place with 6-21 record. Sabios lost their seventh game in a row. They dropped to the sixth position with 18 games lost. Patriotas' next round opponent will be again higher ranked Sabios (#7) in Manizales and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.

Fast Break - Cimarrones 90-69

The game between Top Four teams took place in Bogota. First ranked host Fast Break (24-1) smashed 3rd placed Cimarrones (15-8) 90-69. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Cimarrones. Fast Break dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Cimarrones' 32. The best player for the winners was American guard Dermaine Crockrell (185-89, college: Bemidji St.) who scored 12 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. The former international guard Stalin Ortiz (190-81, college: Valparaiso) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds. Crockrell is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Fast Break's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Venezuelan Jose Rodriguez (197-94) who recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds and the former international center John Hernandez (207-84) added 8 points and 11 rebounds respectively. Five Fast Break and four Cimarrones players scored in double figures. Fast Break have an impressive series of twenty four victories in a row. Newly promoted Fast Break maintains first place with 24-1 record. Cimarrones at the other side keep the third position with eight games lost. Fast Break will again meet at home Cimarrones (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Cimarrones will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Fast Break: S.Ortiz 19+6reb+2ast, L.Julio 13+5reb+1ast, M.Sneed 13+1reb+2ast, H.Uhegwu 12+4reb+2ast, D.Crockrell 12+8reb+8ast, C.Cortes 9+5reb+1ast
Cimarrones: S.Mosquera 13+2reb+1ast, J.Rodriguez 13+10reb+2ast, A.Carraway 13+3reb+3ast, L.Cardona 10+2reb+3ast, E.Renteria 9+2reb+3ast, J.Hernandez 8+11reb+2ast
gschID: 547291


Caciques - Academia 64-59

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Academia (17-10) against fifth ranked Caciques (11-14) on Saturday night. Visiting Academia was defeated by Caciques in a tough game in Valleduparnga 59-64. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Academia. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Brandon Provost (190-90, college: UTRGV) who led the winners and scored 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Miguel Bermudez accounted for 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. Canadian point guard Tyler Murray (195-90, college: Wagner) came up with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 14 rebounds and the former international guard Gianluca Bacci (187-89) added 11 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Academia in the defeat. Caciques have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fifth place with 11-14 record. Defending champion Academia keeps the second position with ten games lost. Caciques will again play against league's second-placed Academia in Montana in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Academia will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Caciques: M.Bermudez 19+8reb+1ast, B.Provost 16+7reb+5ast, M.Story 10+5reb+3ast, F.Lucena 7+3reb+1ast, H.Wormely 7+5reb+3ast, N.Galvis 2+1reb
Academia: T.Murray 14+14reb+2ast, G.Bacci 11+6reb+3ast, J.Fajardo 7+1reb, S.Granados 7+1reb+6ast, D.Perez 7+11reb+2ast, D.Gomez 5+1ast
gschID: 547294


Piratas - Condores 96-99

The most exciting game of round 27 in the Liga DirecTV took place in Bogota. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 6th ranked Piratas (9-18) to fourth ranked Condores (13-14) 99-96 on Saturday evening. It was a great evening for American forward Lamar Roberson (203-86, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Interlace Hoops) who led his team to a victory scoring 27 points and 4 assists. His fellow American import point guard Ryan McCoy (183-87, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Haylett Sports) helped adding 23 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Condores players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Brandon Givens (198-87, college: NC-Wesleyan) with 36 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard David Hernandez (172-96) scored 27 points. Condores maintains fourth place with 13-14 record. Piratas lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 18 games lost. They share it with Sabios. Condores will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Piratas will play again at home against Condores (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Condores: L.Roberson 27+4reb+4ast, R.McCoy 23+5reb+5ast, L.Almanza 20+11reb, S.Morgan 14+7reb+2ast, H.Diaz 9+4reb, V.Bermudez 6+1reb
Piratas: B.Givens 36+5reb+4ast, D.Hernandez 27+2reb+3ast, J.Mendoza 17+8reb+1ast, V.Lans 9+7reb+1ast, E.Romero 6+10reb+2ast, C.Rodriguez 1+1reb
gschID: 547293


Aguilas - Sabios 88-74

Bottom-ranked Patriotas managed to get a sixth victory, breaking the series of eight consecutive losses. This time they won against seventh-ranked Sabios in Boyaca 88-74. They outrebounded Sabios 46-35 including a 33-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Patriotas brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. It was a good game for American Karl Moore (203-87, college: Culver Stockton) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 20 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Frisco Sandidge (198-87, college: Delaware St.) contributed with 12 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Five Patriotas players scored in double figures. Patriotas' coach Kevin Magdowski allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward John Velez (202-83, college: TCU) answered with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 11 rebounds and naturalized American guard Ricardo Rivera (190-91, college: Voorhees) added 7 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists in the effort for Sabios. Patriotas maintains eighth place with 6-21 record. Sabios lost their seventh game in a row. They dropped to the sixth position with 18 games lost. Patriotas' next round opponent will be again higher ranked Sabios (#7) in Manizales and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Aguilas: K.Moore 29+20reb+3ast, J.Velandia 16+3reb+6ast, J.Pardo 12+2reb+3ast, F.Sandidge 12+8reb+6ast, O.Fonseca 12+2reb+2ast, C.Balaguera 5+7reb
Sabios: J.Velez 31+11reb+2ast, S.Betancur 12+3reb+4ast, E.Naranjo 10+4reb, R.Rivera 7+6reb+10ast, M.Garces 7+2reb, J.Sanchez 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 547292





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Kastela lands Ante Djugum - by Zeljko Zule

Ribola Kastela added size to its roster ahead of its return to the Croatian Premijer League, signing a two year deal with Ante Djugum (211-C-88).
Djugum arrived from Siroki, where he averaged 13.8 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.7 blocks in 9 Bosnian Division I games last season before in December left the club. In his last Croatian A1 League's season, 2015-16 with Split, Djugum averaged 9.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.3 steals and 0.3 blocks in 32 games.
He has already played pro basketball for Zadar, Borik, Vostarnica, Pet Bunara and Split in his native Croatia plus Kapfenberg in Austria, Brotnjo in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovan and Zlatorog in Slovenia.



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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Danilo Tasic (ex Dinamo B.) signs at Petrolina AEK Larnaca - by Eurobasket News

Petrolina AEK Larnaca (Division A) landed 24-year old Serbian forward Danilo Tasic (207-93, agency: 011 Sports). He played most recently at CS Dinamo Bucuresti in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 27 games he averaged 14.4ppg, 7.4rpg (#4 in the league), 3.2apg and 1.5spg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League 3rd Team and All-Bosmans Team.
The previous (15-16) season Tasic played at Konstantin in Serbian KLS where in 30 games he had very impressive stats: 17.3ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.5apg and 1.6spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League 3rd Team.
Tasic was a member of Serbian U20 National Team in 2013.
He has played also professionally in Serbia (Vrsac).

Petrolina AEK Larnaca roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Georgios Palalas
Iakovos Panteli
Andreas Sizopoulos
Ioannis Pasiali
Themis Pallikaridis

Forwards:
Tomislav Petrovic
Danilo Tasic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kelly re-signs at Svendborg - by Eurobasket News

Svendborg Rabbits (Ligaen) confirmed in their roster 21-year old point guard Mathias Kelly (189-76kg-96, college: High School). He played there last season. In 26 Ligaen games he recorded just 2.9ppg and 1.1apg. Kelly helped them to make it to the semifinals.
He represented Denmark at the European Championships U18 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) three years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 5.4ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.9apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 31.0%, 3PT: 17.6%, FT: 59.1%.
Kelly graduated from High School in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

Svendborg Rabbits roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mikkel Plannthin
Mathias Kelly
Sebastian Petersen
Terrell Harris

Center:
Jacob Enevold_Jensen

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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Carter's 28 points and 6 assists give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

34-year old guard Maurice Carter (183-G-83) put on an amazing game in the last round for Huracanes PP and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2 (Second Stage).
He had the game-high 28 points adding two rebounds and six assists for Huracanes PP in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Indios SFM (1-2) 84-80. Thanks to this victory Huracanes PP moved-up to the 3rd position in their group in Dominican Rep. league. Huracanes PP is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. But it was their 2nd lost game this season out of 3 games. In the team's last game Carter had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He has many years of experience at Huracanes PP, through which he has constantly improved. Robert Morris University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Carter is in league's top in assists (7th best: 3.6apg).

Second best performed player last round was M.J. Rhett (206-PF-92) of Leones SD. He is naturalized American forward in his first season at Leones SD. In the last game Rhett recorded impressive double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds. Of course he led Leones SD to another comfortable win outscoring Caneros LR (1-2) 107-82. The Second Stage is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Rhett is one of the most experienced players at Leones SD and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to another Huracanes PP's star - forward Aaron Jones (206-F-93). Jones scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He was another key player of Huracanes PP, helping his team with a 84-80 win against #2 ranked Indios SFM in a game of the week. The chances of Huracanes PP not to end season at such low position in North, however are less than slim as they have already lost 2 games, recording just one victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Jones could try to bring Huracanes PP's a little bit higher in the standings. Jones has individually a great season in Dominican Republic. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.6rpg (4th best). He also has 1.5bpg and FGP: 70.1%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Brian Williams (208-C-87) of Titanes Licey - 15 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Trey Gilder (206-PF-85) of Caneros LR - 14 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Sterling Gibbs (188-G-92) of Indios SFM - 17 points and 10 assists
7. Robert Glenn (203-PF-89) of Metros STGO - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Omar Reed (200-F/G-87) of Leones SD - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Gerardo Suero (196-G-89) of Indios SFM - 24 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Eloy Vargas (211-C-88) of Metros STGO - 12 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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Eurobasket Summer League All-Star Teams announced - by Eurobasket

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Demetris Morant
Morant
#e#2
Josh Mayberry
Mayberry
#e#1
Josh White
White
#e#1
Daniel Mulamba
Mulamba
#e#1
Joshea Singleton
Singleton
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Las Vegas:

1st Team
Demetris Morant (206-F-92) of Team Golden State (MVP)
Josh Mayberry (190-G-95) of Team Boston
Josh White (185-PG-93) of Team Detroit
Daniel Mulamba (206-C-89) of Team Atlanta
Joshea Singleton (193-F-91) of Team Washington

2nd Team
Frank Schettino (180-PG, college: Staten Island)
Maurice Taylor (198-F, college: Niagara)
Alex Bran (185-G-93, college: Chattanooga)
Zach Marbury (191-G-80, college: Rhode Island)
Jordan Goodman (203-F-93, college: Bowie St.)

3rd Team
Josh Major (192-G-90, college: SUNO)
John Holleman (203-F, college: Virginia St.)
Elliott Meredith III (196-SF-89, college: Wash.Adventist)
Keith Porter (193-G-95, college: Conn.-Avery P.)
Tevis Robinson (196-F, college: J.and Wales, FL)
Dulani Robinson (173-PG, college: Texas Southern)

4th Team
Jeremy Hines (188-G-92, college: Our Lady Lake)
Marquis Marshall (196-F-93, college: Alvernia, PA)
Julian Thomas (198-F-93, college: Frank Phillips JC)
Marcus Bryce (208-F, college: Westminster, UT)
JD Tisdale (196-G-93, college: Rogers St.)

ESL Chicago All-Star Team
Nick Trisko (203-C, college: Spalding) (MVP)
Darrick Scott (194-F-94, college: Calumet)
Joe Remstad (196-F, college: Concordia, MI)
Ashton Bailey (190-PG-93, college: NW Oklahoma St.)
Shaquille Culbreath (183-PG, college: Mid-South CC)

ESL Dallas All-Star Team
Grant Prusator (183-PG-94, college: Arkansas Tech)
Ryan Bennett (181-PG-87, college: Angelo St.) (MVP)
Sean Scott
Joseph Gonzalez (200-F-94, college: Embry Riddle)
Cory Jones (196-G-94, college: Wiley)

ESL Brooklyn All-Star Team
Darian Barnes (206-F-93, college: Neumann)
Harry Eromosele (196-F-94, college: St.Michael's)
Richard Parker (185-G, college: Berea)
Chris Millender (198-F, college: Adelphi) (MVP)
Aaron Miller (187-G-95, college: Concord)

ESL Atlanta All-Star Team
Takija Knight (203-PF-94, college: Clayton St.)
Will Adams (178-PG-95, college: Presbyterian) (MVP)
Shunquez Stephens (198-F-92, college: Lindenwood-Bellev.)
Dee Franklin (196-F, college: Belhaven)
Ryan Burnett (196-G/F, college: Columbus St.)
Brentine Taylor (196-F, college: Columbus St.)



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  EUROCUP  


Adas Juskevicius (ex Zaragoza) joins Lietkabelis - by Eurobasket News

Panevezys Lietkabelis (LKL) agreed terms with 28-year old Lithuanian international shooting guard Adas Juskevicius (194-89kg-89). He played last season at Tecnyconta Zaragoza in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 25 games he had 6.4ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.4apg.
The previous (15-16) season Juskevicius played at Lietuvos rytas where in 47 LKL games he recorded 8.7ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.7apg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. Juskevicius also played 10 games in Eurocup where he averaged 7.6ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.5apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League Domestic Player of the Year back in 2011.
Juskevicius has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
Juskevicius also represented Lithuania at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 2 games: 2.5ppg, 1.0apg.
Juskevicius has played previously professionally in Germany (Eisbaeren Bremerhaven) and Lithuania (Zalgiris, Vytautas, Zalgiris II Kaunas and Triobet).

Panevezys Lietkabelis roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gintaras Leonavicius
Adas Juskevicius

Forwards:
Zanis Peiners
Zygimantas Skucas

Centers:
Darjus Lavrinovic
Ksistof Lavrinovic
Vaidas Cepukaitis

Coach: Arturs Stalbergs

By Eurobasket Data Center

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ALBA Berlin agreed terms with Dennis Clifford - by Eurobasket News

ALBA Berlin (BBL) will sign 25-year old American center Dennis Clifford (216-119kg-92, college: Boston). He played last season at Santa Cruz Warriors (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 38 games he had 11.9ppg, 8.1rpg, 2.0apg and 1.0bpg. Clifford was selected to D-League All-Star Game in 2017.
He graduated from Boston in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

ALBA Berlin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Niels Giffey
Akeem Vargas
Joshiko Saibou
Peyton Siva

Forwards:
Luke Sikma
Marius Grigonis

Centers:
Bogdan Radosavljevic
Dennis Clifford
Kresimir Nikic

Coach: Garcia Aito Reneses

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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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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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U20  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Sviatoslav MYKHAILIUK
  UKR
  (203-G-97)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Mykhailiuk, UKR19.8 
 2. Popovic, MNT18.4 
 3. Echodas, LTU17.3 
 4. Blatt, ISR17.0 
 5. Marinkovic, SRB16.8 
 6. Birutis, LTU16.3 
 7. Yurtseven, TUR16.0 
 8. Hlinason, ISL15.7 
 9. Yusta, ESP15.3 
 10. Zoosman, ISR15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Simon BIRGANDER
  SWE
  (211-F/C-97)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Birgander, SWE13.8 
 2. Popovic, MNT12.2 
 3. Hlinason, ISL12.2 
 4. Yurtseven, TUR10.8 
 5. Okeke, ITA8.7 
 6. Echodas, LTU8.7 
 7. Birutis, LTU8.5 
 8. Skapintsev, UKR7.7 
 9. Tkachenko, UKR7.3 
 10. Noua, FRA7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Tamir BLATT
  (180-PG-97)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Blatt, ISR10.7 
 2. Beliauskas, LTU6.0 
 3. Garcia, ESP5.8 
 4. Beyschlag, GER5.7 
 5. Sisko, SLO5.2 
 6. Birkans, LAT4.7 
 7. Okobo, FRA4.5 
 8. Korkmaz, TUR4.3 
 9. Peno, SRB4.2 
 10. Charalampopo., GRE4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Moritz WAGNER
  GER
  (208-F-97)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Wagner, GER2.7 
 2. Zotov, UKR2.3 
 3. Koniaris, GRE2.3 
 4. Zoosman, ISR2.0 
 5. Mykhailiuk, UKR1.8 
 6. Korkmaz, TUR1.8 
 7. Yilmaz, TUR1.7 
 8. Beyschlag, GER1.7 
 9. Sisko, SLO1.7 
 10. Thorbjarnars., ISL1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Tryggvi HLINASON
  ISL
  (215-C-97)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Hlinason, ISL3.3 
 2. Yurtseven, TUR2.3 
 3. Durmaz, TUR2.0 
 4. Cekic, MNT1.8 
 5. Simanic, SRB1.8 
 6. Birutis, LTU1.7 
 7. Birgander, SWE1.6 
 8. Macura, SLO1.3 
 9. Echodas, LTU1.3 
 10. Tkachenko, UKR1.3 


Greece and Israel to clash for title in Crete - by Eurobasket News

SEMIFINALS
Greece - Spain 77-56
Greece stormed past Spain into the championship game in Crete. Vasileios Charalampopoulos (205-SF-97) posted 19 points to lead the Hellenes. Greece posted a 37:24 halftime advantage. The hosts maintained the lead throughout the second half and marched to the victory. Theodoros Karras (209-F-96, agency: Octagon Europe) had 16 points for the winners. Sergi Garcia (193-PG-97) and Marc Marti (204-PF-97) netted 12 points each for Spain.

Israel - France 74-52
Israel knocked down France to advance into the title game in Crete. Daniel Koperberg (208-F/C-97) posted 27 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Israel secured a 21:11 lead after ten minutes. Israel extended the margin at 15-point mark heading into the fourth stanza. They dropped 20 points in the final term to get away with the win. Netanel Artzi (198-F-97) had 15 points for Israel. Gauthier Denis (201-SF-97) answered with 13 points for France.
5-8 Place
Iceland - Serbia 71-89
Milos Glisic (206-PF-98) scored 23 points and pulled down 7 rebounds as Serbia edged Iceland. Serbia poured in 53 points in the first half to gain a 16-point halftime lead. Serbia followed with a 20:11 run in the third term to accumulate a 25-point advantage at the final break and never looked back en route to the win. Nikola Tanaskovic (203-F-97, agency: BeoBasket) had 22 points and 12 rebounds in the victory. Tryggvi Hlinason (215-C-97) responded with 22 points and 9 boards for Iceland.

Lithuania - Germany 85-81
Lithuania got to a strong start and then withheld a late comeback rally to beat Germany in the classification round. Laurynas Birutis (213-C/F-97) posted 16 points to pace the Baltic team. Lithuania accumulated a 45:35 halftime lead. They went on a 23:14 run in the third term to boost the margin at 19-point mark. Germany unloaded 32 points in the fourth stanza but could not save the game. Martynas Echodas (204-C/F-97) had 14 points in the victory. Moritz Wagner (208-F-97) responded with 23 points for Germany.

9-12 Place
Montenegro - Turkey 72-80
Turkey beat Montenegro to ensure the clash for the ninth place at the tournament versus Ukraine. Omer Yurtseven (213-C-98) delivered 16 points and 9 rebounds in the victory. Turkey posted a 23:12 lead ten minutes into the game. They kept Montenegro at bay throughout the reminder of the contest and rallied to a well-deserved win at the end. Alp Karahan (193-G-98) notched 15 points for the winners. Elvis Cekic (201-F-97) answered with 17 points for Montenegro.

Sweden - Ukraine 74-77 OT
Ukraine outlasted Sweden in overtime in the classification game. Dmytro Skapintsev (210-C-98) posted 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge. Sweden controlled the tempo in the first half. They recorded a 39:29 halftime advantage. But Ukraine managed to erase the deficit in the second half. They sank 21 points in the fourth period to force overtime. Ukraine outgunned their Scandinavian counterparts 8-5 in the extra period to snatch the win. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (203-G-97) delivered 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for Ukraine. Craig Lecesne (206-F-97) responded with 20 points and 8 rebounds for Sweden.
13-16 Place
Slovenia - Latvia 78-50
Slovenia sent Latvia into Division B beating them in relegation round tonight. Zan Mark Sisko (189-PG-97, agency: BeoBasket) came up with 19 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Urban Durnik (201-PF-97) provided 14 points and 13 rebounds in the win. Slovenia secured a 30:23 halftime lead. They fired 48 points in the second half to ease to the victory. Jurij Macura (203-F/C-99) had 12 points for the winners. Marcis Saulitis (207-C-97) responded with 14 points for Latvia.

Italy - Czech Republic 55-53
Italy nipped Czech Republic in the relegation round. David Okeke (202-F/C-98, agency: Interperformances) provided 11 points and 9 rebounds to lead the effort. Italy piled up a 32:24 halftime lead. Czech Republic pulled within striking distance in the second half. The Azzurri however survived a tough challenge in the dying minutes and got away with a narrow win. Leonardo Tote (209-C/F-97) produced 10 points for the winners. Jakub Tuma (192-G-98) responded with 13 points and 8 rebounds for Czech Republic.



Division B. Romania and Croatia enter Final - by Eurobasket News

SEMIFINALS
United Kingdom - Croatia 72-79
Croatia overcame Great Britain to secure Division A promotion. Roko Badzim (197-G-97, agency: XL Basketball Agency) and Mate Kalajzic (188-PG-98, agency: BeoBasket) tossed in 18 points each in the victory. Croatia secured a 38:34 halftime lead. They poured in 41 points in the second half to rally to the crucial win in Oradea. Kresimir Ljubicic (210-C-98) had 9 points and 13 rebounds in the victory. Carl Wheatle (196-F-98) responded with 21 points and 8 boards for Great Britain.

Russia - Romania 79-87 OT
Romania needed overtime to tame Russia in the semifinal clash. Russia poured in 36 points in the first half to secure a one-point lead. Romania pulled ahead in the third term. But Russia sank 21 points in the fourth quarter to force overtime. However the hosts drained 15 points in the extra period to become the finalists. Emanuel Cate (206-C-97) posted 19 points and 10 rebounds for the hosts. Nandor Kuti (197-SG-97) delivered 16 points in the win. Grigory Motovilov (194-SG-98, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) answered with 20 points and 6 assists for Russia.
5-8 Place
Belgium - Portugal 87-62
Belgium cruised past Portugal in Oradea. Clement Goffin (199-PF-97) came up with 19 points to pace the effort. Belgium secured a 48:29 halftime lead. Portugal pulled within 9 points heading into the fourth term. But Belgium stepped on the gas in the final term igniting a 22:6 run and clearing off for good. Tim Lambrecht (206-F/C-98, agency: Court Side) and Simon Buysse (193-SF-97) notched 15 points each for the winners. Carlos Cardoso (183-PG-97) responded with 14 points for Portugal.

Poland - Georgia 91-70
Poland coasted past Georgia in the classification games for 5-8 places. Jakub Musial (186-PG-98) was unstoppable with 35 points for the winners. Poland accumulated a 48:34 halftime advantage. They used a 25:15 run in the final period to ice the win. Aleksander Dziewa (207-C/F-97) netted 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the winners. Davit Lomidze (196-G-97) responded with 22 points for Georgia.

9-12 Place
Kosovo - Holland 60-66
Netherlands outgunned Kosovo behind 18 points from Emmanuel Nzekwesi (203-F-97). Netherlands jumped to a 25:16 lead after ten minutes. They extended the gap at 9-point mark heading into the final term. Kosovo narrowed the deficit in the final period but could not avoid the loss. Terrence Bieshaar (208-C-97, agency: Interperformances) had 10 points and 9 caroms for the winners. Edmond Kryeziu (194-F-98) topscored with 18 points for Kosovo.

Finland - Hungary 78-56
Finland cruised past Hungary in the classification round. Edon Maxhuni (186-PG-98) came off the bench to score 16 points for the winners. Finland accumulated a 44:36 halftime lead. They followed with a 24:7 run in the third term to clear off for good. Henri Kantonen (197-G-97), Matias Suvanto (192-SF-97) and Lasse Gummerus (200-F-97) had 10 points each for the winners. Csaba Kucsora (190-G-98) responded with 20 points for Hungary.
13-16 Place
FYR Macedonia - Belarus 62-58
FYR Macedonia topped Belarus in the classification round. Andrej Maslinko (208-SF-97, agency: BeoBasket) recorded 14 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort. Belarus grabbed a 36:25 halftime lead. But FYR Macedonia turned the tables in the third period. They went on a 21:6 run to surge ahead. The teams traded baskets throughout the final quarter as FYR Macedonia held on to the victory. Damjan Robev (193-G/F-97) had 11 points for the winning side. Maksim Liutych (200-F-97) responded with 15 points and 12 rebounds for Belarus.

Slovakia - Albania 62-74
Albania beat Slovakia in the classification clash. Daniel Lekndreaj (192-F-97) posted 19 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the winners. Albania ensured a 44:29 halftime lead. Slovakia narrowed the gap in the third term but Albania sank 20 points in the fourth quarter to get away with the win. Frenki Lilaj topscored with 21 points for the winners. Filip Halmes (199-F-97) and Marek Dolezaj (202-SF-98) responded with 17 points each for Slovakia.
Group E
Malta - Ireland 61-91
Ireland wrapped up their campaign in Oradea with victory. They stormed past Malta in Group E. Tariq Guebaili (192-G/F-98) tossed in 17 points to lead the effort. Ireland posted a 43:30 halftime advantage. They drained 48 points in the second half to ease to the victory. Matt Treacy (199-F-98) delivered 13 points and 9 boards in the win. Jacob Formosa (188-G-97) responded with 29 points and 12 rebounds for Malta.



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Coach Cvirka is back at Nevezis - by Eurobasket News

Nevezis Kedainiai (LKL) hired 50-year old coach Ramunas Cvirka. It is actually his comeback to Kedainiai as he used to coach here before. Cvirka coached last season at P.Zvaigzdes (LKL).
Cvirka guided his team in the final of Baltic League. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League Coach of the Year in 2017.
The previous (15-16) season he coached at Nevezis.
Cvirka has coached also professionally in Russia (BC Khimky Moscow Region 2nd team and Khimky Podmoskoye) and Ukraine.

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Taylor Smith (ex Ravenna) signs at Gravelines - by Eurobasket News

BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral (ProA) landed 26-year old American power forward Taylor Smith (199-110kg-91, college: SF Austin). He has played for the last two years at Orasi Ravenna in Italian Serie A2. In 40 games he averaged 14.0ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.5apg, 1.7spg and 2.3bpg last season. Smith helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 Defensive Player of the Year.
Among other achievements Smith's team won Southland Conference Regular Season in 2013. He received also All-Southland Conf. Player of the Year award back in 2013 at his college time.
Smith has played previously professionally in Greece (Kolossos H Hotels) and Spain (Baloncesto Fuenlabrada).
He attended Stephen F. Austin State University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

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
Taylor Smith
Terry Allen

Centers:
Fernando Raposo_Laurencio
Issa Dieng

Coach: Julien Mahe

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Marcos Suka-Umu (ex Melilla) signs at Lille - by Eurobasket News

Lille Metropole Basket (ProB) landed 32-year old Spaniard guard Marcos Suka-Umu (192-85). He has played for the last two years at Melilla Baloncesto in Spanish LEB Gold. In 32 games he averaged 11.0ppg, 3.2rpg and 3.0apg last season.
Among other achievements Suka-Umu won Spanish LEB Gold Play-Off championship title for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). He received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold 3rd Team award in 2016.
Suka-Umu has played also professionally for other Spanish teams like Ourense, Blancos de Rueda, Sevilla, La Palma and VGO Basket Vigo.

Lille Metropole Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marcos Suka-Umu
Maurice Acker
Alexis Desespringalle
Elias Kherzane

Forwards:
Florent Tortosa
Thomas Ceci-Diop
Rakeem Buckles

Centers:
Nicolas Taccoen
Mohamed Queta
Matoure Toure

Coach: Jean-Marc Dupraz

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Aix-Maurienne signs Marvin Dominique - by Eurobasket News

Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket (ProB) signed 26-year old American (has also Haitian passport) power forward Marvin Dominique (201-98kg-91, college: St.Peter's, agency: Duran International). He played last season at Horsholm 79ers in Danish Ligaen. In 25 games he had very impressive stats: 15.6ppg and 6.8rpg. Great season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Danish Ligaen Honorable Mention. Dominique also played that season for Bascharage (Total League) in Luxembourg where in four games he recorded also remarkable stats: 16.3ppg, 10.5rpg, 2.3apg, 1.0spg and 1.5bpg.
Dominique's team made it to the MAAC Tournament Semifinals in 2015.
He has played also professionally in Spain (Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada).
Dominique attended St. Peter's College until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Karim Atamna
Aurelien Rigaux
Hugo Suhard
Akeem Williams
Tony Turam-Ullien
Etienne Saclier
Antoine Drencourt

Forwards:
Thomas Yvrande
Romain Dardaine
Gide Noel
Marvin Dominique
Rodrigue Munsi-Kaniki

Centers:
Madiop Ndiaye
Karl-David Nkounkou

Coach: Fabien Romeyer

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Jean-Philippe Dally is a newcomer at Denain - by Eurobasket News

Denain ASC Voltaire (ProB) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old swingman Jean-Philippe Dally (200-96). He was about to sign at JDA Dijon Bourgogne (ProA). ProB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. The last season Dally played also at JDA Dijon (also in ProA). ProA was a little too high level for him, where in 12 games he recorded just 1.0ppg and 1.1rpg.
His team won French Cup in 2016.
Dally represented France at the European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 2.2ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.0apg.
Dally has played previously for Le Mans.

Denain ASC Voltaire roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pierric Poupet
Jay Threatt
Thomas Bropleh
Kevin Harley
Warren Racine
Mehdy-Sofian Ngouama

Forwards:
Antoine Wallez
Ywen Smock
Jean-Philippe Dally
Charles Abouo

Center:
Jerome Cazenobe

Coach: Remy Valin

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Hyeres-Toulon adds Arnold to their roster, ex Cretan Kings - by Eurobasket News

Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket (ProA) added to their roster 29-year old American forward Robert Arnold (198-85kg-88, college: Boise State, agency: SportsVision-Service). He played last season at Cretan Kings in Greek A1 league. In 31 games he recorded 12.4ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.7apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Arnold played at Belfius Mons Hainaut (Scooore League) in Belgium where in 32 games he averaged 14.2ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.9apg and 1.3spg. He also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 11.4ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg.
Arnold has played previously professionally in Austria (Gmunden Swans) and Finland (Namika Lahti and Joensuun_Kataja).
He attended Boise State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Timothe Vergiat
Luka Asceric
Theo Bouteille

Forwards:
Robert Arnold
Raymond Cowels_III
Vafessa Fofana
Jordan Tolbert

Centers:
Ferdinand Prenom
Emryss Mormin

Coach: Emmanuel Schmitt

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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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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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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Strasbourg inks David Logan - by Eurobasket News

Strasbourg IG Basket (ProA) agreed terms with experienced 35-year old Polish ex-international guard David Logan (185-77kg-82, college: Indianapolis). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Logan played last season at Scandone Avellino in Italian Serie A. He managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 20 Serie A games he had very impressive stats: 15.9ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.7apg and 1.4spg. Logan helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 8.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg. The other team Logan played that season for was Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL. In 21 games he averaged remarkable 15.6ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.8apg and 1.1spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL 1st Team and All-Imports Team. Logan also played 14 games in Eurocup where he got high stats: 18.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.8apg and 1.7spg.
In 2006 (a year after he left the college) Logan was drafted by Fort Worth Flyers (D-League) in third round (28th overall).
He attended University of Indianapolis (NCAA Div.II) until 2005 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Logan won Italian SerieA championship title in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Player of the Year back in 2009 and 2010.
Logan represented Poland at the European Championships in Poland eight years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 15.5ppg, 2.2rpg, Assists-3 (4.5apg), 1.3spg, FGP: 44.7%, 3PT: 39.4%, FT: 75.0%.
Logan is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (ALBA Berlin), Greece (Panathinaikos), Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv and Hasharon), Spain (Baskonia), Poland (Anwil, PGE Turow, Asseco and Polpharma) and D-League (Ft.Worth F.).
Logan is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Strasbourg.
Logan could be described: An extremely talented guard who is not so continous at high level, even if he's improving year after year. Gives his best when he can play in up-tempo, without strictly-defined offensive plays.

Strasbourg IG Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Zack Wright
Pape Sy
David Logan
Ludovic Beyhurst

Forwards:
Jeremy Leloup
Darion Atkins
Olivier Cortale

Centers:
Louis Labeyrie
Marc Kwedi

Coach: Vincent Collet

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketeurope)

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Kendrick Perry (ex Karpos Sokoli) joins Szolnok - by Eurobasket News

Szolnoki Olajbanyasz (A Division) agreed terms with 25-year old American point guard Kendrick Perry (183-79kg-92, college: Youngstown State). He played last season at Karpos Sokoli in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga. Perry managed to play in three leagues last year. In 18 Prva Liga games he had 14.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.3apg (top 5) and 1.8spg (leader !!!). He also played 26 games in ABA League where he recorded 10.9ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.5apg and 1.6spg. And finally Perry contributed to 8 games in Balkan League where he averaged 11.9ppg, 4.4rpg and 4.9apg.
Perry's team won Macedonian Cup. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-Macedonian League 1st Team in 2017.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Egis Kormend. In 11 A Division games he got impressive 15.4ppg, 5.1rpg, 3.7apg and 2.0spg. Perry also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 13.8ppg, 2.2rpg, 2.7apg and 1.8spg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Perry has played previously professionally in Australia (Kings) and NBA G League (Iowa Energy).
He attended Youngstown State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
On Perry: An athletic PG, with great leaping ability and leadership. Has great ball handling and is very good in pick and roll situations.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Macedonian NT seizes "Trophy Macedonia", Vojdan Stojanovski gets the MVP award - by Mario Divanisov

The exciting three days fulfilled with basketball in the capital of Macedonia had come to an end as the Macedonian NT led by Jordanco Davitkov managed to seize three victories over Portugal, Holland and Bosnia and Herzegovina to earn the tournament trophy.

The 7th edition of the tournament started with the most exciting match of all. Bosnia and Herzegovina came to Skopje undefeated in the preparations with their new coach Dusko Vujosevic (agency: BeoBasket ) and managed to stay that way after seizing a victory over Holland with 102-96 after two overtimes. American-born naturalized Bosnian Alex Renfroe (191-PG-86, college: Belmont, agency: BeoBasket) had his shining night in Skopje leading his NT with 27 points and 8 rebounds, while Almir Hasandic (191-SG-90) added 16 points and 4 assists for Bosnia. Warthy De Jong's 24 points and 8 rebounds followed by Yannick Franke (194-G-96)'s 21 points and 5 rebounds weren't enough for Holland to seize a victory.
In the second match of day one Macedonia was victorious over Portugal with 52-47 in a night where both teams weren't in their best shape. Gjorgi Cekovski (203-PF-79) was the first name in the Macedonian NT with 14 points and 5 rebounds, while captain Vojdan Stojanovski (194-G/F-87, agency: BeoBasket) added 10 points as well as 5 rebounds. No one had double digit points in the Portugal squad, however Fabio Lima (178-G-88), Pedro Pinto (188-PG-88) and Joao Guerreiro (205-F-90) managed to score 8 points each.

Portugal and Bosnia and Herzegovina opened day two of the tournament with Bosnian win with 63-58 in an exciting finish. The leader of the Bosnian team was once again Almir Hasandic with 15 points and 3 rebounds, Adin Vrabac (204-SG-94) added 10 points and 4 assists, while Alex Renfroe didn't participate in the game due to a minor injury. Jose Silva led Portugal with 21 points in this game.
Macedonia managed to seal another victory, this time over Holland by 78-72 after one overtime. Holland opened the game better and had a decent lead from the start, but a last quarter (20-8) comeback gave the Macedonian NT a chance for a second victory. On going with the same tempo the Dutch didn't have much strength for additional 5 minutes. Vojdan Stojanovski played excellent for Macedonia and led his team with 23 points and 4 rebounds. Aleksandar Kostovski also had a decent night scoring 13 points and adding 3 steals on his name. Thomas Uldmars's double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds, as well as Yannick Franke's 18 points and 10 rebound game weren't enough for Holland to end up with a victory.

In the tournament decisive game Macedonia managed to seal a 71-67 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina on the wings of Dime Tasovski (200-F-80)'s and Stojan Gjuroski (203-F-91, college: Louisiana Tech)'s 12 point game. In the Bosnian side Marcus Loncar finished the game with a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Edin Atic (201-G/F-97) added 13 points and 7 rebounds.
The tournament was closed with the game between Portugal and Holland, where the Portuguese team start with a 24-11 first quarter. However, the Dutch sat their tone throughout the rest of the game. By halftime they already took the lead 35-32 and with a second half performance of 31-14 managed to secure a big 66-46 win. Nikolas De Jong once again led his team with 14 points and 9 rebounds, while Yannick Franke added 12 points and 6 rebounds. Fabio Lima lead the Portuguese with 15 points and 2 rebounds, while Arnette Hallmann added 13 points and 4 rebounds.

Macedonian captain Vojdan Stojanovski lead the NT over the tournament with 12.3ppg and 3.6rpg and eventually ended up with the MVP award.



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ALBA Berlin agreed terms with Dennis Clifford - by Eurobasket News

ALBA Berlin (BBL) will sign 25-year old American center Dennis Clifford (216-119kg-92, college: Boston). He played last season at Santa Cruz Warriors (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 38 games he had 11.9ppg, 8.1rpg, 2.0apg and 1.0bpg. Clifford was selected to D-League All-Star Game in 2017.
He graduated from Boston in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

ALBA Berlin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Niels Giffey
Akeem Vargas
Joshiko Saibou
Peyton Siva

Forwards:
Luke Sikma
Marius Grigonis

Centers:
Bogdan Radosavljevic
Dennis Clifford
Kresimir Nikic

Coach: Garcia Aito Reneses

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Napoli Cuore adds Carter to their roster, ex Bayer Giants - by Armando Caporaso

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

Cuore Napoli Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roberto Maggio
Kerry Carter

Forwards:
Stefan Nikolic
Mattia Mastroianni

Center:
Hrvoje Vucic

Coach: Ciccio Ponticiello

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Mason Biddle Gave Up The Slow Paced Game Of Baseball For Basketball Playing It The Right Way And Hasn't Regretted It - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Riverside, California may just be another city in California that gives it's 2 cents in helping the estimated 39,14 million of the Golden State keep it's growth, but when you have 319,514 people living there, you are bound to produce more than just a handful of very talented athletes. When looking at the who's who of well known sports figures that come from Riverside, one quickly notices that the city that is 57 miles from Los Angeles has had a fancy of producing baseball players more than basketball players. If one were to make a poll asking Riverside natives which player Barry Bonds or Reggie Miller is that places most famous athlete, the responses may be mixed, but stats don't lie that baseball players own that region. For the old school baseball fans just mentioning the father and son duo of Bobby and Barry Bonds and Dusty Baker would make one or the other reminisce back to four decades as they owned the baseball landscape of the 70's, 80's, 90's and into the millennium. Other notable players were guys like Alvin Davis, 2002 World Series champion and save master Troy Percival, Eric Show and 2002 World Series champion Adam Kennedy just to name a few. Basketball players just don't match baseball players in number from Riverside, but it has produced some very well known players besides Miller like his sister Cheryl current NBA shooting star Kawhi Leonard, Tony Snell and Euroleague winner with Real Madrid Marcus Slaughter. Another guy that belongs to the short list of professional basketball players that come from Riverside is Mason Biddle (185-G-93, college: Western St.). He may not ring a bell for most, but he recently finished his rookie season in Germany and despite all the baseball talent coming from Riverside, in the end he decided to focus on basketball and his talent brought him a professional contract in 2016. Like so many guys before him, he chose against baseball for a reason I chose Tennis after spending my last game in ninth grade at short stop, the usually most exciting position on the diamond getting one ground ball the whole game and just lost in thoughts about what I am doing wasting my time with this sport. It wasn't so much difference for Biddle as boredom can be a nagging difficulty for a teenager when all you really want is some fun and excitement. Biddle couldn't come up with so many famous basketball players from Riverside either. 'Yea the only other two I can think from Riverside California besides Reggie Miller would be Kawhi Leonard and a good friend of mine Malcolm Lee. Obviously, everyone knows Kawhi and Malcolm played 3 years in the NBA and was in the top league in Turkey this past season. I played baseball growing up and I wish I would have stuck with it but it was too slow paced for me so I stopped playing at a young age', warned Mason Biddle.

Who knows what may have happened to the baseball career of Mason Biddle had he stayed with it, but he was able to turn professional after his college career at Western State (NCAA2) and now is on a fun and exciting roller coaster ride where he will see if he can be another one of many talented players form America in Europe that can slowly move up the basketball ladder up levels. It wasn't any different for Marcus Slaughter who went from Germany to the Euroleague. Biddle will have a longer road than Slaughter, but he is ready for the challenge and blessed that he got that first chance in Germany. 'My first year in Stade I had a great experience. The city and club treated me very well and we had a successful season. I met a lot great people and formed a lot of good relationships. My coach, Nemo Weber was great we had a real solid relationship on and off the court. It was my first time out of the country and I really enjoyed being in Germany', stressed Mason Biddle. Even if you can't compare a Slaughter to a Biddle as the big 204cm power forward didn't win his Euroleague title until his ninth season and in his third try with Real Madrid after being a finalist in 2013 and 2014 and saw the inside of hotels in Europe that Biddle would only see when watching Netflix movies, but Biddle who never saw the inside of a hotel in Germany on a road trip as teams travel to games on game day in the German fourth league called the Regionalliga took his rookie season and less comfortable way of life in stride. 'Although the Regionalliga 1 isn't that glamourous I think it was a good start to my career. I was fortunate enough to be in a position a lot of players would have taken in a heartbeat. Playing Itzehoe and Wedel in the preseason also showed me that the top teams in the Regionalliga are similar to a lot of the teams in the Pro-B. I was lucky to have access to a gym outside of practice hours in Stade and tried to keep myself busy on off days. The top 4 teams in the North were pretty good and with no playoffs in this league every game was important', warned Mason Biddle.

Biddle started his professional career with Stade which is a small town that has nearly 46,000 residents about an hour from Hamburg and lies on the other side of the beautiful Elbe river. Even if there was little to do in Stade, just roaming along the pretty Elbe river and watching the gigantic ships coming from all the world en route to Hamburg harbor move up and down could have erased any boredom he might have had. On the court, the club had a very successful season, but when it counted most about moving up or staying in the Regionalliga, they were unable to beat top team RW Cuxhaven in the last game as they couldn't carry over their success from beating them the first time. 'It was a crazy year in the sense of how the schedule worked out. There are no playoffs in this league but how the records worked out we ended up playing Cuxhaven in the last game of the year to determine who would move up to the Pro-B. The atmosphere at the game was amazing and our fan support was incredible for an away game. Unfortunately, we came up short and didn't have our best game when it counted but we fought until the end. Defensively we missed a few rotations that we changed mid-game and offensively we didn't hit our shots down the stretch. Cuxhaven played real well followed a good game plan and deserved to win that day', stressed Mason Biddle. The club had very talented players which Biddle benefited from and was able to broaden his basketball horizons and play with international players from Spain like young Damian Cortes Rey and the experienced Oscar Andres. 'I loved playing with both Damian and Oscar this season. Damian is a young and very athletic shooting guard that started the year off great. Even though his shooting percentage went down during the year he improved in a lot of different ways and was a vital part to our success as a whole. He is going to be a great player. Oscar Andres was one of my best friends on the team and I loved playing with him. I have been playing basketball for a long time and he is one of the smartest players I have ever been around. He always seems to be in the right place at the right time and helps keep our team level headed through any adversity we face. It was a pleasure playing with both of them', added Mason Biddle. As is often the case, German Regionalliga teams are filled with experienced German players like Tom Lipke that once played at higher levels, but now in their thirties are closing out their careers and can pass off their experience to younger players like Biddle. 'Tom Lipke was another close friend of mine. Tom suffered through some injuries throughout the season and it was tough for him to get into his usual rhythm but he was another key ingredient to our success. Tom is pretty much unstoppable going to the basket and in post-up situations in this league and he had a few games and moments where he showed it. If you watch Tom play you can tell that he was a second Bundesliga talent when he was younger and still has some left in the tank. Tom gave me a lot of great advice on all his experiences and was always open to answering any questions I had. I was fortunate to be able to play with him this season', stressed Mason Biddle.

Biddle who rates Russell Westbrook as an animal on the court and one of his favorite players had a solid rookie season playing 20 games and averaging 13.0ppg, 5.7rpg, 5.2apg, 2.9spg, FGP: 39.4%, 3PT: 38.1%, FT: 81.9%. 'I was very content with the season I had. I stayed healthy, took care of my body throughout the season, and felt in control of each game as the PG and leader', said Mason Biddle. When examining the stats of Biddle even more closely, one recognizes that he wasn't one of those typical American players in the Regionaliga averaging 25ppg, but a guy that played more for the team success and was able to not only fill out the stat sheet, but do his role as a classical floor general where scoring wasn't the first option. He could of scored a lot more if he wanted, but put his his ego in the closet and played for the good of the team. 'A lot of Americans get that bad image of being selfish and only caring about scoring in this league because it is how a lot of them play. When I first got to Stade and started practicing I could tell my teammates were real surprised that I was willing to pass the ball and make the right play. But I think I proved this season that I am a team player and put the team's success before mine every day. I know I can score and get a shot off whenever I want but as a point guard it is my job to get our team the best shot and I think that is what I did this season', warned Mason Biddle. He scored in double figures in 15 of 20 games and shot 38% from outside. His 38% percentage from downtown is a positive omen that he will continue to raise his shooting in that area. 'I do feel with extra reps this summer and more hours in the gym I will be able to shoot in the 40% range next season', warned Mason Biddle. Stats don't always tell the whole story especially on the defensive end as there are countless ways one can help his team without it being remembered in the stat sheet, but even despite averaging 2,9spg, Biddle felt as though his defense was overlooked. 'I was fortunate this year to do a little bit of everything depending on what was needed that day. A hidden strength in my game that never really got noticed until this year was my defense. I have always had a good basketball mind and I am very tuned in when it comes to scouting reports and defensive rotations. I also take pride in guarding the opposing team's best player and doing everything I can to get them out of their comfort zone', commented Mason Biddle.

Biddle is back in Riverside, California with a along summer in front of him and enough time to think about his professional basketball future. Often it is those very skilled Americans who really ruled the Regionalliga that get that promotion right away to the next level Pro B, but then again other guys like American Terence Billups need an extra season of fine tuning before making the next step as he reached the Pro B with Leipzig in his third season after paying his dues in the Regionalliga with Cottbus and Rendsburg. Then again there are other guys like Ricky Easterling who made a name in the Regionalliga for 8 seasons with Saarlouis averaging over 30,0ppg three times, but not making the jump to the Pro B until 2014 and recently completed his third season at that level with BG Karlsruhe. Every player has his own unique experience and one never really knows what kind of opportunity a player will get. On most occasions that highs coring American will make the next step, but where will the basketball future of Mason Biddle go? A guy who averaged only 13,0ppg, but that played that accepted European game of team basketball that GM's also adore. Biddle isn't even thinking about more years in the Regionalliga, but is being aggressive and looking up. 'Depending on the offer I get I would give this league another chance with a team that has the desire and budget to move up a level. But as for an extensive career I am not too sure. I am looking to play higher as soon as possible', stressed Mason Biddle. He dropped 31 points in his best game of the season in the 66-59 victory against top team RW Cuxhaven and possibly that club might have scribbled his name in their player transaction notebook. 'I don't know if they have my name in their notebook for possible new players, but if they did I would be ready to talk. They had a good team this year and both games we played them were competitive and fun', added Mason Biddle. One thing that Biddle doesn't lack is self-confidence, but why should he when he already proved in his rookie season that he could make an impact at the next level playing against Pro B teams in pre-season. 'I am going to be working out this summer and staying ready. Hopefully in the next month or so I will get some good offers to play somewhere next season. We actually beat Itzehoe and Wedel in the preseason this year and I have no doubt that I can make an impact at the next level', warned ex Western State (NCAA2) guard Mason Biddle. The American will continue to work overtime in the gym and on his basketball craft on the court as his drive to be the very best at his position despite not having even a tad of that Westbrook athleticism continues to push him to the limit. 'I am a very smart and skilled PG that gets overlooked by players that are more athletic than me. It has been like that my whole life and it is something that pushes me every day. I am a player that can score, pass, and rebound well for my size and am willing to do anything the team needs to be successful. I am all about playing basketball the right way and getting great shots verse good shots. I am a natural leader that can run a team and system very well.', warned Mason Biddle. Biddle will surely go his way as a professional basketball player as he has the game and right attitude, but even if he won't play in the NBA like King James or be able to one day trade Euroleague stories with fellow Riverside native Marcus Slaughter, he will always know the one place where he was truly king and ex Western State (NCAA2) guard and Biddle teammate Danny Hopkins should be able to attest to that. 'I have been playing with Danny Hopkins since I was in the 3rd grade and we have been in countless amount of practices together. But I can honestly say I don't ever remember playing him in an actual game of one on one, and now that I think about it that's crazy. I will say in my last two years at Western I was the KING of the court in 85% of the group one on one sessions we had though', smiled Mason Biddle.




Jack Cooley (ex Ludwigsburg) agreed terms with the Kings - by Eurobasket News

Sacramento Kings (NBA) inked 26-year old power forward Jack Cooley (206-112kg-91, college: Notre Dame, agency: Pensack Sports). He played most recently at MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg in German BBL league. In 37 games he recorded 13.0ppg and 6.8rpg last season. Cooley helped them to make it to the German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga 3rd Team and to the All-Star Game. Cooley also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 13.3ppg and 7.1rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season Cooley played at Unicaja Malaga in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 27 games he had 5.5ppg and 3.7rpg. He also played 14 games in Euroleague where he got 6.3ppg and 4.3rpg. Cooley also spent pre-season at the Cavaliers that year. The other team he played shortly were the Jazz.
Cooley has never been drafted by the NBA.
Among other achievements he won NBA Pro Summer League in Utah championship title in 2015. Cooley received also All-Big East Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2012 at his college time.
Cooley has played also professionally in Turkey (Trabzonspor), other NBA teams (Utah Jazz) and NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars).
He attended University of Notre Dame until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Sacramento Kings roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
George Hill
Frank Mason_III

Forward:
Bogdan Bogdanovic

Center:
Jack Cooley

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Telekom Bsk inks Nemanja Djurisic - by Eurobasket News

Telekom Baskets Bonn (BBL) agreed terms with 25-year old Montenegrin international power forward Nemanja Djurisic (203-104kg-92, college: Georgia). He has played for the last two seasons at Stelmet Zielona Gora in Polish PLK league. Djurisic managed to play in three leagues last year. In 37 PLK games he had 10.7ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Honorable Mention. Djurisic also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 6.0ppg and 4.0rpg. And finally he contributed to 12 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 8.9ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.3apg.
Djurisic has been also a member of Montenegrin international program for some years. He has regularly played for Montenegrin senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2011.
Djurisic also represented Montenegro at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 9.7ppg, 2.7rpg, FGP-3 (81.5%), 3PT: 21.4%, FT: 50.0%.
Djurisic has played also professionally for other Montenegrin teams like Buducnost and Buducnost II Podgorica.
He attended University of Georgia until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Telekom Baskets Bonn roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Yorman_Polas Bartolo
Josh Mayo
T.J. DiLeo
Konstantin Klein
Ron Curry

Forwards:
Nemanja Djurisic
Julian Gamble
Martin Breunig
Jordan Parks

Center:
Julian Jasinski

Coach: Predrag Krunic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lok Bernau Keeps Robert Kulawick - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Robert Kulawick (192-G-86) just can't get enough from basketball as in 2016 he retired from the EasyCredit BBL where he had played 10 seasons with Alba Berlin, Eisbaeren Bremerhaven, BG Goettingen and Braunschweig, but decided to continue last season in the pro B with lok Bernau so he could be closer to home in Berlin and will continue to strap on their jersey this season. Last season the 2010 Eurochallenge winner with BG Goettingen played 24 games with Lok Bernau avergaing 10.3ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 39.3%, 3PT: 36.2%, FT-3 (94.9%). "I am happy that we could hold one of our veterans with Robert for another season. He is an important player for our rotation with his aggressive defense and good shooting. He is also a glue guy and that always has an answer on account of his experience when young players have questions and he knows how to quickly solve problems", stressed head coach Rene Schilling.. Last season the German scored in double figures in 12 games including a 25 point game against Wedel and 18 point game against the Artland Dragons. "I think it is great that Bernau wants continuity and puts together a healthy mix of young and old. It is also important that we get the professional support of Alba Berlin. This way young players can develop further in the Pro B. I am looking forward to the new season and the sensational support of the fans", warned Robert Kulawick.

Source:lok Bernau








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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Trikalla tabs rookie Lamond Murray Jr. - by Eurobasket News

Aries Trikalla BC (A1) inked American swingman Lamond Murray Jr. (196-91kg). Murray Jr. just graduated from Pepperdine (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 30 games he averaged impressive 21.3ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.2apg and 1.2spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to All-WCC 1st Team.
As mentioned above Murray Jr. is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements his team made it to the WCC Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). Murray Jr. received also HS Daily Breeze Area Player of the Year award back in 2013 at his college time.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hyeres-Toulon adds Arnold to their roster, ex Cretan Kings - by Eurobasket News

Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket (ProA) added to their roster 29-year old American forward Robert Arnold (198-85kg-88, college: Boise State, agency: SportsVision-Service). He played last season at Cretan Kings in Greek A1 league. In 31 games he recorded 12.4ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.7apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Arnold played at Belfius Mons Hainaut (Scooore League) in Belgium where in 32 games he averaged 14.2ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.9apg and 1.3spg. He also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 11.4ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg.
Arnold has played previously professionally in Austria (Gmunden Swans) and Finland (Namika Lahti and Joensuun_Kataja).
He attended Boise State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Timothe Vergiat
Luka Asceric
Theo Bouteille

Forwards:
Robert Arnold
Raymond Cowels_III
Vafessa Fofana
Jordan Tolbert

Centers:
Ferdinand Prenom
Emryss Mormin

Coach: Emmanuel Schmitt

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Aix-Maurienne signs Marvin Dominique - by Eurobasket News

Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket (ProB) signed 26-year old American (has also Haitian passport) power forward Marvin Dominique (201-98kg-91, college: St.Peter's, agency: Duran International). He played last season at Horsholm 79ers in Danish Ligaen. In 25 games he had very impressive stats: 15.6ppg and 6.8rpg. Great season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Danish Ligaen Honorable Mention. Dominique also played that season for Bascharage (Total League) in Luxembourg where in four games he recorded also remarkable stats: 16.3ppg, 10.5rpg, 2.3apg, 1.0spg and 1.5bpg.
Dominique's team made it to the MAAC Tournament Semifinals in 2015.
He has played also professionally in Spain (Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada).
Dominique attended St. Peter's College until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Karim Atamna
Aurelien Rigaux
Hugo Suhard
Akeem Williams
Tony Turam-Ullien
Etienne Saclier
Antoine Drencourt

Forwards:
Thomas Yvrande
Romain Dardaine
Gide Noel
Marvin Dominique
Rodrigue Munsi-Kaniki

Centers:
Madiop Ndiaye
Karl-David Nkounkou

Coach: Fabien Romeyer

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketeurope)

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DeLaSalle High School Basketball League Draws State's Top College Players - by Eurobasket News

Around this time of year, Minnesota's top college basketball players gather at DeLaSalle High School for the summer league that keeps their games sharp. It's a celebrated part of the off season. Tyus Jones (6'1''-PG-96, college: Duke) has evolved and is now coaching in the league he played in as a kid. 'It's a lot of fun,' he said. 'There's a lot of talented basketball players in Minnesota who play professionally, whether it be overseas, or who still come back.' At the heart of it is Jamar Diggs (6'2''-PG-88, college: Wofford, agency: Octagon Europe). He took it up last year to give his players a place to stay sharp - year two is easier than year one. 'You go through something the first time, you go through the bumps and ups and downs, but everybody that was a part of it last year loved it, and they wanted it again,' he said. Many come to see the best Minnesota has to offer. 'Obviously you've got everybody that we used to play Pulley together, and then you've got the young guys,' Matt Janning (6'5''-G-88, college: Northeastern, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) said. 'The Gopher guys, the young high school kids - so it's fun to kind of mix in and keep that good Minnesota basketball spirit alive.' They come to see current Gophers like Jordan Murphy (6'6''-F-97) and get a sense of the present and future - exactly what Jamar Diggs wants. That's why it is fun - to be in an informal setting and able to see the state of basketball in our state. 'What I enjoy is, I get to see some of these young kids that I may have no connection with at all,' Jamar Diggs said. 'I don't know the top high school kids in Minnesota - not because I don't want to, it's because I'm not here. I'm out of touch, and when I come back home for the summer, this is a place where I can get these young guys - not just the players, but the fans as well - just to bring the whole community together.'
Courtesy of: minnesota.cbslocal.com



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Kendrick Perry (ex Karpos Sokoli) joins Szolnok - by Eurobasket News

Szolnoki Olajbanyasz (A Division) agreed terms with 25-year old American point guard Kendrick Perry (183-79kg-92, college: Youngstown State). He played last season at Karpos Sokoli in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga. Perry managed to play in three leagues last year. In 18 Prva Liga games he had 14.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.3apg (top 5) and 1.8spg (leader !!!). He also played 26 games in ABA League where he recorded 10.9ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.5apg and 1.6spg. And finally Perry contributed to 8 games in Balkan League where he averaged 11.9ppg, 4.4rpg and 4.9apg.
Perry's team won Macedonian Cup. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-Macedonian League 1st Team in 2017.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Egis Kormend. In 11 A Division games he got impressive 15.4ppg, 5.1rpg, 3.7apg and 2.0spg. Perry also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 13.8ppg, 2.2rpg, 2.7apg and 1.8spg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Perry has played previously professionally in Australia (Kings) and NBA G League (Iowa Energy).
He attended Youngstown State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
On Perry: An athletic PG, with great leaping ability and leadership. Has great ball handling and is very good in pick and roll situations.

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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Gilas pummels India, 101-70 - by Eurobasket News

Gilas Pilipinas returned to its winning ways after making mincemeat of India, 101-70, in Day 8 of the Jones Cup hostilities in Taipei.

 Taking a page off their playbook against Iraq, the Filipinos mounted a fierce second quarter to pull away from the Indians. Gilas outscored their assignments in that frame 27-7. 

Behind the hot shooting of Matthew Wright (193-G-91, college: St.Bonaventure), Gilas went on to outscore the Indians every quarter. The Filipino-Canadian cager finished the game with 19.

 Fellow snipers Almond Vosotros (175-PG) and Von Rolfe Pessumal (187-F-93) added 14 each in the victory that improved Gilas' standing in the invitational tournament to 5-3.

 Amjyot Singh (203-F-92, agency: Octagon Europe) led India with 25 big points. Jeevanatham Pandi added 14 markers and 10 boards to help his team but all of that had been for naught as their squad committed 19 turnovers against the Gilas' nine.

 The victory nudged the Filipinos back into the win column after falling to Lithuania on Friday. The Philippines' final assignment is perennial powerhouse Iran, whom they'll play 5 p.m. Sunday.
Courtesy of: philstar.com



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  ISRAEL  


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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Joe Alexander signs at Hapoel Holon - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Unet Holon (Winner League) landed 31-year old naturalized American forward Joe Alexander (203-100kg-86, college: W.Virginia). He played most recently at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League). In 30 games he averaged 6.8ppg and 3.9rpg last season. Alexander helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Alexander also played 15 games in Euroleague where he had 4.3ppg and 1.7rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Banco di Srd in Italian Serie A. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Alexander was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 31 Serie A games he recorded 12.5ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.1apg. He contributed to his team making it to the Supercup semifinals. Alexander also played 9 games in Euroleague where he got 10.9ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.4bpg. He also played 6 games in Eurocup where he got 11.7ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg.
In 2008 Alexander was drafted by Milwaukee Bucks (NBA) in first round (8th overall). He attended West Virginia University and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
Alexander received Gatorade All-D-League 1st Team award back in 2011.
He has played also professionally in Russia (Krasnie Krilya), NBA (New Orleans Pelicans, Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors) and NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors and Texas Legends).
Let's have closer look into Alexander's outlook: (by Aran Smith for NBADraft.net in 2008)
An above the rim athlete capable of highlight dunks and spectacular finishes ... Has a warrior's demeanor, unafraid of contact and likes to mix it up with inside guys and crash the boards. Really excels on the glass where he uses his amazing leaping ability and tenacity ... Hustles and scraps for every loose ball, never lacking for effort.
He can knock down perimeter shots, and shows excellent shooting mechanics, but needs to develop better range and consistency
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Hapoel Unet Holon roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chanan Colman
Shlomi Harush
Tamir Blatt

Forwards:
Guy Pnini
Joe Alexander
Tashawn Thomas

Coach: Dan Shamir

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nesterenko re-signs at Ironi Nahariya - by Eurobasket News

Ironi Nahariya (Winner League) confirmed in their roster 27-year old naturalized Ukrainian center Igor Nesterenko (203-90). He played there last season. Nesterenko managed to play in three leagues last year. In 32 Winner League games he had 3.2ppg and 1.2rpg. He also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded just 1.0ppg. His team made it to the quarterfinals. And finally Nesterenko contributed to 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 4.5ppg and 1.9rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Ironi Nes Ziona. In 31 Winner League games he got 4.3ppg and 2.9rpg.
Nesterenko's team made it to the Israeli Cup final in 2012.
He represented Israel at the European Championships U20 Division B in Austria seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 2.1ppg, 1.9rpg.
Nesterenko has played previously for two other teams: Maccabi Rishon and Elitzur Yavne.

Ironi Nahariya roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alex Young
Denzel Livingston
Iftach Ziv

Forward:
Jonathan Skjoldebrand

Center:
Igor Nesterenko

Coach: Eric Elfassi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bnei Hertzeliyya adds Rosenberg to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Bnei Hertzeliyya (Winner League) added to their roster 26-year old naturalized American forward Alex Rosenberg (201-100kg-91, college: Columbia) from Maccabi Kiryat Gat. In 32 Winner League games he recorded 6.7ppg and 2.5rpg last season.
Rosenberg was voted All-Ivy League Honorable Mention in 2016 at his college time.
Rosenberg graduated from Columbia University in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

Bnei Hertzeliyya roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Taurean Green
Tom Maayan
Sam Singer
Orr Leumi
D.J. Sharp

Forwards:
Dominique Archie
Halil Kanacevic
Alex Rosenberg
Shawn Dawson

Center:
Yariv Amiram

Coach: Mickey Gorke

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jackie Carmichael (ex Maccabi Ashdod) signs at Demir IBB - by Eurobasket News

Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket (BSL) landed 27-year old American center Jackie Carmichael (206-109kg-90, college: Illinois State). He played most recently at Maccabi Ashdod in Israeli Winner League. In 22 games he averaged 10.6ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg last season. Carmichael helped them to make it to the Israeli Cup Semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Banvit where in 26 BSL games he had 7.2ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.0bpg. Carmichael contributed to his team making it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. Carmichael also played 13 games in Eurocup where he recorded 6.1ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.1bpg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements Carmichael played in the final of MVC Tournament in 2012. He received also All-MVC 1st Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
Carmichael has played also professionally in Spain (RETAbet Bilbao Basket) and NBA G League (Iowa Energy).
He attended Illinois State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Bracey Wright
Vojdan Stojanovski
Erving Walker
Ogulcan Baykan
Merthan Mutlu

Forwards:
Vlad Moldoveanu
Burak Selen
Evaldas Kairys

Center:
Jackie Carmichael

Coach: Ozhan Civgin

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @prioritysports)

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ITALY  


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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Patti keeps Busco for another season - by Eurobasket News

Sport e Cultura Patti (Serie B) re-signed 22-year old point guard Giorgio Busco (187-95). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 32 Serie B games he averaged 7.5ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.3apg and 1.9spg last season.
Busco won Italian Serie C Group G championship title in 2015.
He has played previously for two other teams: Betaland Cdo and Scauri.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Visnjic left Napoli Cuore - by Eurobasket News

Experienced 38-year old Serbian-Bosnian power forward Njegos Visnjic (200-79) left Serie A2 newcomer Cuore Napoli Basket. Visnjic has played there for the last five years. He played there also last season. In 41 Serie B games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.4ppg, 9.1rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg. Visnjic helped them to win the cup and make to league final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B Player of the Year, Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B Defensive Player of the Year and Center of the Year.
He has played previously professionally in Italy (San Severo, Novara, Foggia, Lucera and Maddaloni) and Serbia (Lavovi).

Cuore Napoli Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Roberto Maggio

Forwards:
Stefan Nikolic
Mattia Mastroianni

Center:
Hrvoje Vucic

Coach: Ciccio Ponticiello

By Eurobasket Data Center

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CR Vasco Da Gama Rio de Janeiro tabs Guilherme Giovannoni - by Eurobasket News

CR Vasco Da Gama Rio de Janeiro (NBB) inked experienced 37-year old Brazilian international power forward Guilherme Giovannoni (203-103kg-80) from Uniceub/BRB/Brasilia. He has played there for the last eight years. In 31 NBB games he averaged impressive 16.2ppg, 7.5rpg (#4 in the league) and 3.3apg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Brazilian All-Star Game.
Among other achievements Giovannoni's team made it to the National League Semifinals in 2016. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian League Forward of the Year award in 2012 and 2016.
He has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport.
Giovannoni has been also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Brazilian senior team since 1999 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2000.
Giovannoni also represented Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 4.8ppg, 3.4rpg.
Giovannoni has played also professionally in Spain, Ukraine (BC Kyiv) and Italy (Benetton Treviso, Rimini, Angelico Biella and Virtus Bologna).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at CR Vasco Da Gama Rio de Janeiro.
Giovannoni's game is described as: A versatile small forward, who can be effective even inside, good scorer, quick and strong; known as a fiery player and a fighter, disappointed a little when he decided to come back to Brazil due to homesickness in 2002, but maybe he needs only some more time to reach maturation;.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Devil Medizza agreed terms with San Vendemiano - by Eurobasket News

Rucker Sanve San Vendemiano (Serie C Gold) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old power forward Devil Medizza (198-90). He played most recently at Planet Basket Catanzaro in the Serie B. In 27 games he recorded 10.4ppg, 7.5rpg and 1.7apg last season. Serie C Gold will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Medizza played at GR Service Cecina (also in Serie B) where in 33 games he averaged 6.2ppg and 5.2rpg.
He has played previously for four other teams: Dolomiti Energia Trento, Oleggio, Francavilla and Piacenza.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Riccardo Santolamazza is a newcomer at Urania Milano - by Eurobasket News

Urania Milano (Serie B) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 34-year old ex-international guard Riccardo Santolamazza (194-86kg-83) from BCC Corvengenze Agropoli. In 27 Serie A2 games he recorded 7.7ppg, 5.0rpg, 3.3apg and 1.1spg last season.
Santolamazza's team was regular season runner-up in Italian Serie A2 West in 2016.
He was a member of Italian international program for some years. Santolamazza was called to Italian Senior National Team back in 2003 and previously for U20 National Team between 2020 and 2002.
He has spent his entire career in Italy playing for eight other teams: The Flexx Pistoia, Firenze Enic, Angelico Biella, Latina Basket, Anagni, Montichiari, Patti and Roma Luiss.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A big sized PG, with great court vision and passing skills. Size helps him in guarding even the 2 and 3 playes and at the rebounding side, but is a problem when he faces tiny guards.

Urania Milano roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Riccardo Santolamazza
Simone Ferrarese
Stefano Laudoni

Forward:
Marko Micevic

Center:
Giacomo Eliantonio

Coach: Davide Villa

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Marco Consoli signs at Catania Alfa - by Eurobasket News

Polisportiva Alfa Catania (Serie C Silver) landed 33-year old guard Marco Consoli (194-84) from Gravina Catania.
Consoli has spent his entire career in Italy playing for three other teams: Ceglie, CUS Catania and Venafro.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Taylor Smith (ex Ravenna) signs at Gravelines - by Eurobasket News

BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral (ProA) landed 26-year old American power forward Taylor Smith (199-110kg-91, college: SF Austin). He has played for the last two years at Orasi Ravenna in Italian Serie A2. In 40 games he averaged 14.0ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.5apg, 1.7spg and 2.3bpg last season. Smith helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 Defensive Player of the Year.
Among other achievements Smith's team won Southland Conference Regular Season in 2013. He received also All-Southland Conf. Player of the Year award back in 2013 at his college time.
Smith has played previously professionally in Greece (Kolossos H Hotels) and Spain (Baloncesto Fuenlabrada).
He attended Stephen F. Austin State University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

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
Taylor Smith
Terry Allen

Centers:
Fernando Raposo_Laurencio
Issa Dieng

Coach: Julien Mahe

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gazzotti comes back to Vanoli Cremona - by Eurobasket News

Vanoli Cremona (Serie A2) added to their roster 26-year old ex-international forward Giulio Gazzotti (202-104kg-91). It is actually his comeback to Vanoli Cremona as he has played here before. Gazzotti has played for the last two seasons at VL Pesaro in the Serie A. In 30 games he recorded just 1.9ppg and 1.6rpg last season.
Gazzotti's team made it to the Italian final in 2009.
He was a member of Italian international program for some years. Gazzotti was called to Italian Senior National Team in 2014 and previously for U20 National Team in 2011.
He has played previously for five other teams: Kleb Basket Ferrara, Lucca, Latina Basket, Virtus Bologna and Bologna.
On Gazzotti: A very athletic player, with outstanding leaping ability and quickly improving offensive skills. Needs to add some fundamentals.

Vanoli Cremona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Drake Diener
Marco Portannese
Michele Ruzzier

Forward:
Giulio Gazzotti

Coach: Romeo Sacchetti

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Michele Maran joins Romans - by Eurobasket News

Romans d'Isonzo (Serie C Silver) agreed terms with 21-year old center Michele Maran (200-96). He has played for the last two seasons at GSA Amici Pallacanestro Udine in the Serie A2. Serie A2 was a little too high level for him, where in 9 games he had just 0.9ppg in 2015-16 season. Serie C Silver will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Maran's team was Runner-Up of Serie B Group B Regular Season 2015.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Palestrina inks Njegos Visnjic - by Eurobasket News

Citysightseeing Palestrina (Serie B) signed experienced 38-year old Serbian-Bosnian power forward Njegos Visnjic (200-79) from Napoli Cuore. He has played there for the last five years. In 41 Serie B games in Italy he had very impressive stats: 17.4ppg, 9.1rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg last season. Visnjic's team won Italian Serie B Cup. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B Player of the Year in 2017.
Visnjic has played previously professionally in Italy (San Severo, Novara, Foggia, Lucera and Maddaloni) and Serbia (Lavovi).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Palestrina.

Citysightseeing Palestrina roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andrea Barsanti
Gianmarco Rossi

Forwards:
Gianluca Lulli
Bruno Duranti

Centers:
Njegos Visnjic
Alessandro Paesano

Coach: Gianluca Lulli

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Napoli Cuore adds Carter to their roster, ex Bayer Giants - by Armando Caporaso

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

Cuore Napoli Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roberto Maggio
Kerry Carter

Forwards:
Stefan Nikolic
Mattia Mastroianni

Center:
Hrvoje Vucic

Coach: Ciccio Ponticiello

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ferdinando Luis Marengo is a newcomer at Nardo - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Nature Nardo strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old naturalized Argentinian forward Ferdinando Luis Marengo (196-92, agency: Players Group). He has played for the last two seasons at Valle d'Itria Martina Franca in Serie C Gold. However his team was relegated to Serie C Silver. In 24 Serie B games he recorded 9.3ppg and 2.8rpg in 2015-16 season.
Marengo helped his team to make it to the Nazionale B Group C Play-Off Final in 2012.
He has played previously for another Italian team Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria.

Nature Nardo roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Yancarlos_Jefferson Rodriguez

Forwards:
Valerio Polonara
Stefano Provenzano
Alessandro Poti
Ferdinando_Luis Marengo
Amedeo De_Martino

Center:
Goran Bjelic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Amedeo De Martino signs at Nardo - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Nature Nardo landed 20-year old small forward Amedeo De Martino (200-75kg-97, agency: SPORTlab Agency). He played most recently at ASD Angri Pallacanestro in Italian Serie C Silver. De Martino also played that season for Firenze Enic where in four Serie B games he averaged 3.5ppg and 2.3rpg last season.
He played in the final of Italian U17 Championships in 2013.
De Martino has played previously for three other teams: Chieti, Siena Virtus and Formia Meta.

Nature Nardo roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Yancarlos_Jefferson Rodriguez

Forwards:
Valerio Polonara
Stefano Provenzano
Alessandro Poti
Amedeo De_Martino

Center:
Goran Bjelic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Fabio Mian joins the Flexx Pistoia - by Eurobasket News

The Flexx Pistoia (Serie A) agreed terms with 25-year old forward Fabio Mian (196-88kg-92) from Vanoli Cremona. Mian has played there for the last three years. In 30 Serie A games he had 6.3ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.2apg last season. Mian helped them to make it to the Supercup semifinals.
His team made it to the Italian Cup Final Four in 2016.
Mian was also a member of Italian international program for some years. He played for Italian Senior National Team in 2014 and previously for U18 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
Mian represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.7ppg, 2.2rpg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 31.6%, FT: 71.4%.
Mian has played previously for five other teams: Openjobmetis VA, UBC, Napoli Megaride, Bari and Agrigento.
On Mian: A very athletic forward, who can spend time also in the 2 position. Has a very good outside shot, can defend hard on the perimeter. Huge upside.

The Flexx Pistoia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ronald Moore
Tommaso Laquintana
Francesco Galli

Forwards:
Fabio Mian
Aleksander Czyz

Centers:
Daniele Magro
Markus Kennedy

Coach: Vincenzo Esposito

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Alessandro Grande is a newcomer at Firenze All Foods - by Eurobasket News

All Foods Firenze (Serie B) added to their roster 23-year old point guard Alessandro Grande (185-77kg-94, agency: Two Points) from Bawer Olimpia Matera. In 30 Serie B games he recorded 13.8ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.5apg and 1.5spg last season.
Grande ended the previous (2015-16) season at Latina Basket (Serie A) where in 13 games he averaged 8.0ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.5apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Italian SerieA2 All-Star Game. But the most of that year he spent at Angelico Biella (Serie A). In 16 games he had 4.2ppg and 2.1rpg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Italian SerieA2 All-Star Game.
Grande was a member of Italian U20 National Team in 2014.
He has played previously for five other teams: Verona, Roma S.Azzurra, CZG Veroli, Roma Minerva and Mantova.

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.

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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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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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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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Bruno Fiorotto signs at B.Cearense - by Paulo Freire

SKY/Basquete Cearense (NBB) landed 33-year old former Brazilian international center Bruno Fiorotto (208-84) from CR Vasco Da Gama Rio de Janeiro. In 28 NBB games he averaged 4.8ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.7apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Rio Claro Basquete where in 6 NBB games he had 4.0ppg and 1.2rpg.
Among other achievements Fiorotto's team was regular season runner-up in Brazilian National League in 2011, 2012 and 2015.
He has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport.
He was also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. Fiorotto played for Brazilian Senior National Team between 2009 and 2010 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2004.
He also represented Brazil at the South American Championships in Colombia seven years ago. Fiorotto's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 5 games: 4.6ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.4apg.
Fiorotto has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Fiorotto has played previously professionally also in Spain (Tenerife) and Brazil (Pinheiros, Londrina, Pinheiros, Paulistano and Winner/Limeira).

SKY/Basquete Cearense roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Paulinho Boracini
Betinho Nardi_Duarte
Rashaun McLemore
David Rossetto

Forwards:
Felipe Ribeiro
Sualisson Da_Silva
Victor Leal

Centers:
Bruno Fiorotto
Leonardo Klassmann

Coach: Alberto Bial

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Bolpin is back at Umana Venezia - by Eurobasket News

Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) signed 20-year old point guard Riccardo Bolpin (197-97). It is actually his comeback to Umana Venezia as he has played here before. Bolpin played last season at Ambalt Recanati in Serie A2. However his team was relegated to Serie B. In 30 games he had 4.3ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.2apg.
The previous (15-16) season Bolpin played at BCC Corvengenze Agropoli (also in Serie A2) where in 33 games he recorded 3.3ppg and 1.4rpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
Bolpin was voted Italian U17 Championships 1st Team back in 2014.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U18 in Volos (Greece) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 9.4ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.3apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 37.9%, 3PT-2 (60.0%), FT: 80.0%.

Umana Reyer Venezia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marquez Haynes
Andrea De_Nicolao
Julyan Stone
Riccardo Bolpin

Forwards:
Tomas Ress
Mitchell Watt
Gediminas Orelik
Michael Bramos

Center:
Paul Biligha

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Mazzucchelli re-signs at Firenze All Foods - by Eurobasket News

All Foods Firenze (Serie B) confirmed in their roster 23-year old point guard Andrea Mazzucchelli (190-78kg-94, agency: Octagon Europe). He played there last season. In 35 Serie B games he had 7.5ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.5apg.
The previous (15-16) season Mazzucchelli played at Orzinuovi GaGa where in 29 Serie B games he recorded just 2.3ppg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
Mazzucchelli's team won Italian DNB Group B Regular Season in 2014.

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Zamorano tabs Anthony Libroia - by Eurobasket News

Aquimisa Queso Zamorano (LEB Silver) inked 23-year old American (has also Italian passport) point guard Anthony Libroia (180-94, college: Adelphi, agency: Duran International) from Agustinos-Leclerc. In 24 LEB Silver games in Spain he averaged 6.0ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.5apg last season.
Among other achievements Libroia's team was regular season runner-up in Northeast-10 Southwest Division in 2016. He received also Division II All-ECAC 2nd Team award in 2016 at his college time.
Libroia graduated from Adelphi University in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

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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

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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

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  LITHUANIA  


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

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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

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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

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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

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Adas Juskevicius (ex Zaragoza) joins Lietkabelis - by Eurobasket News

Panevezys Lietkabelis (LKL) agreed terms with 28-year old Lithuanian international shooting guard Adas Juskevicius (194-89kg-89). He played last season at Tecnyconta Zaragoza in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 25 games he had 6.4ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.4apg.
The previous (15-16) season Juskevicius played at Lietuvos rytas where in 47 LKL games he recorded 8.7ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.7apg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. Juskevicius also played 10 games in Eurocup where he averaged 7.6ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.5apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League Domestic Player of the Year back in 2011.
Juskevicius has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
Juskevicius also represented Lithuania at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 2 games: 2.5ppg, 1.0apg.
Juskevicius has played previously professionally in Germany (Eisbaeren Bremerhaven) and Lithuania (Zalgiris, Vytautas, Zalgiris II Kaunas and Triobet).

Panevezys Lietkabelis roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gintaras Leonavicius
Adas Juskevicius

Forwards:
Zanis Peiners
Zygimantas Skucas

Centers:
Darjus Lavrinovic
Ksistof Lavrinovic
Vaidas Cepukaitis

Coach: Arturs Stalbergs

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Coach Cvirka is back at Nevezis - by Eurobasket News

Nevezis Kedainiai (LKL) hired 50-year old coach Ramunas Cvirka. It is actually his comeback to Kedainiai as he used to coach here before. Cvirka coached last season at P.Zvaigzdes (LKL).
Cvirka guided his team in the final of Baltic League. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League Coach of the Year in 2017.
The previous (15-16) season he coached at Nevezis.
Cvirka has coached also professionally in Russia (BC Khimky Moscow Region 2nd team and Khimky Podmoskoye) and Ukraine.

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Mikalauskas comes back to Nevezis - by Eurobasket News

Nevezis Kedainiai (LKL) added to their roster 32-year old power forward Laurynas Mikalauskas (205-108kg-85, college: Virginia). It is actually his comeback to Kedainiai as he has played here before. Mikalauskas played most recently at Suduva-Mantinga in Lithuanian NKL league. He managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year. But in two NKL games he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound. Mikalauskas also played that season for BK Usti nad Labem in Czech Republic NBL where in three games he recorded just 2.0ppg and 1.7rpg in 2015-16 season. The other team Mikalauskas played shortly was VOO Verviers Pepinster (Scooore League) in Belgium. In two games he averaged only 1.0ppg and 1.5rpg. Another team Mikalauskas played that season for was Dzukija. In 10 LKL games he got 4.9ppg and 3.1rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Mikalauskas' team made it to the League Semifinals in 2013. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL 2nd Team back in 2012.
Mikalauskas represented Lithuania at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 7.1ppg, 4.5rpg, FGP: 60.5%, FT: 78.6%.
Mikalauskas is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Estonia (BC Rakvere), Greece, Latvia (Barons Riga), Switzerland (Monthey) and Lithuania (Neptunas and Palanga).
Mikalauskas attended University of Virginia until 2008 and it will be his tenth season as a professional player.

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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
.

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Telekom Bsk inks Nemanja Djurisic - by Eurobasket News

Telekom Baskets Bonn (BBL) agreed terms with 25-year old Montenegrin international power forward Nemanja Djurisic (203-104kg-92, college: Georgia). He has played for the last two seasons at Stelmet Zielona Gora in Polish PLK league. Djurisic managed to play in three leagues last year. In 37 PLK games he had 10.7ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Honorable Mention. Djurisic also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 6.0ppg and 4.0rpg. And finally he contributed to 12 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 8.9ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.3apg.
Djurisic has been also a member of Montenegrin international program for some years. He has regularly played for Montenegrin senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2011.
Djurisic also represented Montenegro at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 9.7ppg, 2.7rpg, FGP-3 (81.5%), 3PT: 21.4%, FT: 50.0%.
Djurisic has played also professionally for other Montenegrin teams like Buducnost and Buducnost II Podgorica.
He attended University of Georgia until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Telekom Baskets Bonn roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Yorman_Polas Bartolo
Josh Mayo
T.J. DiLeo
Konstantin Klein
Ron Curry

Forwards:
Nemanja Djurisic
Julian Gamble
Martin Breunig
Jordan Parks

Center:
Julian Jasinski

Coach: Predrag Krunic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  NBA  


Jack Cooley (ex Ludwigsburg) agreed terms with the Kings - by Eurobasket News

Sacramento Kings (NBA) inked 26-year old power forward Jack Cooley (206-112kg-91, college: Notre Dame, agency: Pensack Sports). He played most recently at MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg in German BBL league. In 37 games he recorded 13.0ppg and 6.8rpg last season. Cooley helped them to make it to the German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga 3rd Team and to the All-Star Game. Cooley also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 13.3ppg and 7.1rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season Cooley played at Unicaja Malaga in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 27 games he had 5.5ppg and 3.7rpg. He also played 14 games in Euroleague where he got 6.3ppg and 4.3rpg. Cooley also spent pre-season at the Cavaliers that year. The other team he played shortly were the Jazz.
Cooley has never been drafted by the NBA.
Among other achievements he won NBA Pro Summer League in Utah championship title in 2015. Cooley received also All-Big East Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2012 at his college time.
Cooley has played also professionally in Turkey (Trabzonspor), other NBA teams (Utah Jazz) and NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars).
He attended University of Notre Dame until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Sacramento Kings roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
George Hill
Frank Mason_III

Forward:
Bogdan Bogdanovic

Center:
Jack Cooley

By Eurobasket Data Center

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The Knicks sign Damyean Dotson - by Eurobasket News

New York Knicks signed 23-year old guard Damyean Dotson (196-95kg-94). He just graduated from Houston (NCAA). In 32 games he had very impressive stats: 17.4ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.1apg last season. Great year as he was named to All-AAC 1st Team.
This summer Dotson was drafted by the Knicks in second round (44th overall). He just graduated from Houston and it is his first season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Dotson's college team won Pac-12 Tournament in 2013. He was also voted HS Greater Houston Player of the Year back in 2012.

New York Knicks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tim Hardaway_Jr.
Ron Baker
Canyon Barry
Damyean Dotson

Forwards:
Jamel Artis
Nigel Hayes

Center:
Luke Kornet

By Eurobasket Data Center

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The Hawks claim Nicolas Brussino off waivers - by Eurobasket News

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

Atlanta Hawks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Josh Magette
Nicolas Brussino
Tyler Dorsey

Forwards:
Ersan Ilyasova
Mike Muscala
Tyler Cavanaugh
John Collins

Center:
Dewayne Dedmon

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gian Clavell (ex Guayama) is a newcomer at the Mavericks - by Eurobasket News

Dallas Mavericks (NBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old Puerto Rican guard Gian Clavell (193-84kg-93, college: Colorado State). He played in the summer at Brujos de Guayama in Puerto Rican BSN league. In three games he recorded 5.7ppg and 2.0rpg.
Clavell has never been drafted by the NBA.
He just graduated from Colorado State and it will be his first season in pro basketball. Clavell played in the final of MWC Tournament. He received All-MWC Player of the Year award in 2017 at his college time.

Dallas Mavericks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dwight Buycks
Yogi Ferrell
Gian Clavell

Forwards:
Maximilian Kleber
Johnathan Motley

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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



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  NCAA1  


Jarreau and Gresham joining Houston in 2018-19 - by Eurobasket News

Dejon Jarreau (6'3''-G) and Brison Gresham (6'9''-F/C) announced in April that after playing one season for the UMass Minutemen, they'd be taking their talents elsewhere. The tandem apparently found a new landing spot, according to the latest report. On Saturday, it was reported that the duo will join the Houston Cougars for the 2018-19 season, according to Joseph Duarte, who noted that the pair of players will head to JUCO for one year to clear up academic issues. Jarreau - a combo guard - and Gresham - a power forward -are good friends from the New Orleans area who played their prep ball at McDonogh 35. Jarreau was the No. 1 player in the state coming out of the 2016 class, per 247, which lent the guard a 4-star rating. He had a handful of offers from notable programs such as Memphis, Arizona, Miami (FL), Creighton and Wichita State, among others.
As for Gresham, he was the No. 6 player in Louisiana out of the same pool. The former 3-star recruit held offers from a number of programs matching Jarreau's, and the two ultimately became a package deal to Amherst despite the vast majority of crystal-ball rankings pointing to Miami. Jarreau averaged 9.8 points over 24.4 minutes per game for the Minutemen as a freshman. Gresham was used more sparingly, averaging 3.3 points across 12 minutes. UMass finished 15-18 over the 2016-17 season. The Cougars went 21-11. The two latest commits for the 2018-19 season are bright spots for head coach Kelvin Sampson, who took over the Houston basketball program in 2014.
Courtesy of: fanragsports.com



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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  NCAA2  


Preston Ingram Named Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Angelo State - by Eurobasket News

The Angelo State men's basketball program announced the addition of Preston Ingram to its 2017-18 coaching staff. Ingram, who hails from Springfield, Missouri, will be joining the Angelo State staff from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. He is joining a staff that has already led the Rams to a sweet sixteen appearance during the 2015-16 season and two consecutive appearances in the Lone Star Conference tournament finale, as well as top 10 national rankings in each of the past two seasons. 'Our program immediately took a step forward when we hired Preston,' commented ASU Head Basketball Coach Cinco Boone. 'He is an absolutely terrific person who will be a great role model for our student-athletes. He is coming from one of the best division 2 conferences in the country and he has a variety of coaching experiences that make him such an outstanding coach. He has a great reputation in the coaching world as a man, a recruiter, a relationship builder, and instructor on the court. We are ecstatic to add him, his wife Shanna, and their two beautiful kiddos to the Ramfam!' 'I am excited to have the opportunity to come to Angelo State and be part of the culture and the coaching staff that Coach Boone has built over the past two seasons,' said Ingram. 'Being able to join a program that has had such great success that is a part of the Lone Star Conference in itself is a great feat. I am looking forward to helping the team to take the steps to win each and every single day and work towards that goal of a championship.' The new coaching addition has spent the past four seasons at Pittsburg State University in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association, as the Gorillas' top assistant coach. During his time in Pittsburg, Kansas, Ingram assisted the program in obtaining its first ever MIAA Conference Tournament Championship in 2015 with the largest margin of victory in tournament history. While overseeing the team's defensive play, the Gorillas held teams to a 65.1 points per game average. Ingram recruited and coached multiple conference award winners and four Provost's Awards Winners for academic excellence during his tenure in Pittsburg, Kansas. Preceding Pittsburg State, Ingram was the assistant at Avila University, an assistant coach at Evangel University (Springfield, Missouri) where he worked under NAIA Hall of Famer Steve Jenkins, and has also coached AAU basketball for the past 13 years. He spent five years with the Nike EYBL program Mo-Kan KD Elite out of Kansas City where he coached both youth and high school teams. As a player at Evangel, Ingram was a member on the 2001-02 NAIA-II National Championship basketball team that posted a 35-1 record while maintaining the No.1 ranking in the nation throughout the season. During the following 2003-04 season, Ingram was selected as the team's defensive player of the year. The new coaching addition earned his bachelors in marketing and management in 2004 from Evangel University. He then followed with a master's of science in human health performance and recreation from Pittsburg State University in 2016. He is joined by his wife Shanna, daughter Mya (3) and son Sebastian (5 mo).
Courtesy of: angelosports.com



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  NICARAGUA  


Best players of Nicaraguan LNB round 1 - by Eurobasket News

Experienced Cuban Jordany Jaca (196-F-83) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's leader Bufalos and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com LNB Player of the Week award for round 1.
The 34-year old forward had the game-high 19 points adding nine rebounds and three assists for Bufalos in his team's victory, helping them to beat Costa Caribe (#3, 0-2), the league's bottom-ranked team 79-73. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Bufalos to jump to the first place in the Nicaraguan LNB. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Bufalos won both games without losing any. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. Jaca has many years of experience at Bufalos, through which he has constantly improved. Jaca has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (7th best: 15.0ppg), rebounds (5th best: 8.5rpg), assists (7th best: 3.0apg) and averages solid 1,200.0% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was guard Dayton Cacho (G) of Costa Caribe. Cacho impressed basketball fans with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Bad luck as Costa Caribe lost that game 73-79 to Bufalos (2-0). The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Cacho is one of the most experienced players at Costa Caribe and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.0ppg (#2). He also registered 7.0 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was Costa Rican Marcos Castrillo (201-F) of second-ranked Toros. Castrillo scored 16 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Toros, leading his team to a 68-53 easy win against #4 ranked Leones in a game of the week. Toros has a very good start of the season. But there were just 2 games played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. Castrillo also has a very good start of the season with very strong stats. Castrillo has a great season in Nicaragua. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 14.5ppg (8th best) and rebounds with 13.5rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Reginald Brown (202-C-91) of Bufalos - 16 points and 9 rebounds
5. Adalberto Rojas (198-F-86) of Leones - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Franklin Omier (191-G/F-93) of Costa Caribe - 17 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
7. David Toruno (G-94) of Toros - 12 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Ryann Abraham (182-PG-87) of Toros - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Carlos Gonzalez (177-PG-80) of Bufalos - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists
10. Isaiah Thomas (188-PG-93) of Leones - 11 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists

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



LNB Round 2: Bufalos keep a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in LNB.

Bufalos edged Leones at home 73-71. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Bufalos well out of reach of Leones shooting 92.9 percent from the field. They also forced 19 Leones turnovers. The former international point guard Carlos Gonzalez (177-80) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 12 assists and 4 steals. American center Reginald Brown (202-91) contributed with 14 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. American-Panamanian forward Adalberto Rojas (198-86) replied with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds (on 10-of-4 shooting from the field) for Leones. Leones will play next round against strong Costa Caribe trying to get back on the winning streak. Bufalos will try to continue on its current victory against Toros on the road.
An interesting game for Toros (2-0) which played road game in against Costa Caribe (0-2). Toros managed to get a 5-point victory 70-65. American power forward Aramie Brooks (203-87, college: Northwestern St.) scored 25 points and 6 rebounds (on 9-of-0 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and Marcos Castrillo chipped in 13 points and 14 rebounds during the contest. Forward Dalton Cacho (198-93) responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Toros will play against Bufalos in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Costa Caribe will play against Leones in Managua and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Bufalos - Leones 73-71

Bufalos edged Leones at home 73-71. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Bufalos well out of reach of Leones shooting 92.9 percent from the field. They also forced 19 Leones turnovers. The former international point guard Carlos Gonzalez (177-80) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 12 assists and 4 steals. American center Reginald Brown (202-91) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Five Bufalos players scored in double figures. American-Panamanian forward Adalberto Rojas (198-86) replied with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds (on 10-of-4 shooting from the field) and American point guard Isaiah Thomas (188-93) added 15 points and 6 assists in the effort for Leones. Leones will play next round against strong Costa Caribe trying to get back on the winning streak. Bufalos will try to continue on its current victory against Toros on the road.
Top scorers:
Leones: A.Rojas 23+10reb+1ast, I.Thomas 15+3reb+6ast, S.Abea 12+8reb, N.Davis 9+7reb+2ast, D.Tenorio 8+1reb+2ast, D.Campbell 2+1reb+1ast
Bufalos: N.Mackenzie 20+5reb+1ast, C.Gonzalez 15+2reb+12ast, R.Brown 14+13reb+2ast, M.Mackenzie 11+3reb, J.Jaca 11+8reb+3ast, R.Taylor 2+2reb
gschID: 549510


Costa Caribe - Toros 65-70

An interesting game for Toros (2-0) which played road game in against Costa Caribe (0-2). Toros managed to get a 5-point victory 70-65. Toros well out of reach of Costa Caribe shooting 100.0 percent from the field. They outrebounded Costa Caribe 51-38 including a 36-24 advantage in defensive rebounds. Costa Caribe was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American power forward Aramie Brooks (203-87, college: Northwestern St.) scored 25 points and 6 rebounds (on 9-of-0 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and Costa Rican forward Marcos Castrillo (201, college: W.New Mexico) chipped in 13 points and 14 rebounds during the contest. Brooks is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Forward Dalton Cacho (198-93) responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds and guard Dayton Cacho scored 18 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Toros will play against Bufalos in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Costa Caribe will play against Leones in Managua and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Costa Caribe: D.Cacho 18+6reb+2ast, D.Cacho 12+12reb+3ast, J.Campbell 7+2reb, T.Watson 7+6reb+1ast, J.Gonzalez 6+4reb, S.Hodgson 5+3reb+7ast
Toros: A.Brooks 25+6reb+1ast, M.Castrillo 13+14reb+2ast, N.Lopez 10+5reb, R.Mendoza 6+10reb+2ast, R.Abraham 5+1reb+3ast, L.Hernandez 3+2reb
gschID: 549509





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  NIGERIA  


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

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 pummels India, 101-70 - by Eurobasket News

Gilas Pilipinas returned to its winning ways after making mincemeat of India, 101-70, in Day 8 of the Jones Cup hostilities in Taipei.

 Taking a page off their playbook against Iraq, the Filipinos mounted a fierce second quarter to pull away from the Indians. Gilas outscored their assignments in that frame 27-7. 

Behind the hot shooting of Matthew Wright (193-G-91, college: St.Bonaventure), Gilas went on to outscore the Indians every quarter. The Filipino-Canadian cager finished the game with 19.

 Fellow snipers Almond Vosotros (175-PG) and Von Rolfe Pessumal (187-F-93) added 14 each in the victory that improved Gilas' standing in the invitational tournament to 5-3.

 Amjyot Singh (203-F-92, agency: Octagon Europe) led India with 25 big points. Jeevanatham Pandi added 14 markers and 10 boards to help his team but all of that had been for naught as their squad committed 19 turnovers against the Gilas' nine.

 The victory nudged the Filipinos back into the win column after falling to Lithuania on Friday. The Philippines' final assignment is perennial powerhouse Iran, whom they'll play 5 p.m. Sunday.
Courtesy of: philstar.com



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Strasbourg inks David Logan - by Eurobasket News

Strasbourg IG Basket (ProA) agreed terms with experienced 35-year old Polish ex-international guard David Logan (185-77kg-82, college: Indianapolis). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Logan played last season at Scandone Avellino in Italian Serie A. He managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 20 Serie A games he had very impressive stats: 15.9ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.7apg and 1.4spg. Logan helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 8.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg. The other team Logan played that season for was Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL. In 21 games he averaged remarkable 15.6ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.8apg and 1.1spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL 1st Team and All-Imports Team. Logan also played 14 games in Eurocup where he got high stats: 18.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.8apg and 1.7spg.
In 2006 (a year after he left the college) Logan was drafted by Fort Worth Flyers (D-League) in third round (28th overall).
He attended University of Indianapolis (NCAA Div.II) until 2005 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Logan won Italian SerieA championship title in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Player of the Year back in 2009 and 2010.
Logan represented Poland at the European Championships in Poland eight years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 15.5ppg, 2.2rpg, Assists-3 (4.5apg), 1.3spg, FGP: 44.7%, 3PT: 39.4%, FT: 75.0%.
Logan is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (ALBA Berlin), Greece (Panathinaikos), Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv and Hasharon), Spain (Baskonia), Poland (Anwil, PGE Turow, Asseco and Polpharma) and D-League (Ft.Worth F.).
Logan is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Strasbourg.
Logan could be described: An extremely talented guard who is not so continous at high level, even if he's improving year after year. Gives his best when he can play in up-tempo, without strictly-defined offensive plays.

Strasbourg IG Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Zack Wright
Pape Sy
David Logan
Ludovic Beyhurst

Forwards:
Jeremy Leloup
Darion Atkins
Olivier Cortale

Centers:
Louis Labeyrie
Marc Kwedi

Coach: Vincent Collet

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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

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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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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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Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Damien WILKINS
  Guayama
  (198-G-80)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Wilkins, Guayama20.3 
 2. Ebanks, San German20.2 
 3. Holloway, Quebradi.20.2 
 4. Liz, Ponce19.9 
 5. Harris, Ponce19.5 
 6. Costner, Isabela18.4 
 7. Warrick, Ponce17.8 
 8. Rosario, Quebradillas17.7 
 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. Jefferson, Arecibo8.9 
 6. Romero, Bayamon8.9 
 7. James, Fajardo8.8 
 8. Clarke, Arecibo8.5 
 9. Collier, Mayaguez8.0 
 10. Lalanne, Arecibo7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Tu HOLLOWAY
  Quebradi.
  (182-G-89)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Holloway, Quebradi.8.3 
 2. Browne, San German7.7 
 3. Arroyo, Fajardo7.2 
 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. Behanan, Arecibo1.4 
 5. Abreu, Aguada1.4 
 6. Rosario, Quebradillas1.3 
 7. Harris, Ponce1.3 
 8. Browne, San German1.3 
 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, Quebradillas1.8 
 4. Jefferson, Arecibo1.3 
 5. Lalanne, Arecibo1.1 
 6. Orozco, Isabela1.1 
 7. Franklin, San G.1.0 
 8. Hernandez, Quebradi.1.0 
 9. Akindele, Bayamon1.0 
 10. Buckner, Fajardo1.0 


Gian Clavell (ex Guayama) is a newcomer at the Mavericks - by Eurobasket News

Dallas Mavericks (NBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old Puerto Rican guard Gian Clavell (193-84kg-93, college: Colorado State). He played in the summer at Brujos de Guayama in Puerto Rican BSN league. In three games he recorded 5.7ppg and 2.0rpg.
Clavell has never been drafted by the NBA.
He just graduated from Colorado State and it will be his first season in pro basketball. Clavell played in the final of MWC Tournament. He received All-MWC Player of the Year award in 2017 at his college time.

Dallas Mavericks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dwight Buycks
Yogi Ferrell
Gian Clavell

Forwards:
Maximilian Kleber
Johnathan Motley

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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





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  ROMANIA  


BC Timisoara signs Burgess just out of college - by Eurobasket News

BC Timisoara (Liga Nationala) signed American swingman Jordan Burgess (196-102kg). He just graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (NCAA). Burgess has played there for the last five years. In 35 games he had 4.9ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.0apg last season. Burgess helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Burgess' college team won Atlantic 10 Tournament in 2015.

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  RUSSIA  


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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  SERBIA  


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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Danilo Tasic (ex Dinamo B.) signs at Petrolina AEK Larnaca - by Eurobasket News

Petrolina AEK Larnaca (Division A) landed 24-year old Serbian forward Danilo Tasic (207-93, agency: 011 Sports). He played most recently at CS Dinamo Bucuresti in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 27 games he averaged 14.4ppg, 7.4rpg (#4 in the league), 3.2apg and 1.5spg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League 3rd Team and All-Bosmans Team.
The previous (15-16) season Tasic played at Konstantin in Serbian KLS where in 30 games he had very impressive stats: 17.3ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.5apg and 1.6spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League 3rd Team.
Tasic was a member of Serbian U20 National Team in 2013.
He has played also professionally in Serbia (Vrsac).

Petrolina AEK Larnaca roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Georgios Palalas
Iakovos Panteli
Andreas Sizopoulos
Ioannis Pasiali
Themis Pallikaridis

Forwards:
Tomislav Petrovic
Danilo Tasic

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  SLOVAKIA  


Chris Perry agreed terms with Prievidza - by Eurobasket News

BC Prievidza (SBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old American forward Chris Perry (203-113kg-94). He just graduated from Lincoln Memorial (NCAA2). In 28 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.7ppg, 8.4rpg and 1.3bpg last season. Perry helped them to make it to the final and they also made it to the NCAA D2 Final Four. Great season indeed as he was voted to All-SAC 1st Team and SAC All-Tournament Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

BC Prievidza roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marek Jass
Jaytornah Wisseh
Jaroslav Musil
Rodney Glasgow
Branislav Pipiska

Forwards:
Marko Batina
Jan Zorvan
Chris Perry
Jakub Mokran
Martin Bilik
Grant Sitton

Coach: Ryan Pannone

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  SLOVENIA  


Primorska inks Tadej Ferme - by Zeljko Zule

Primorska continued building a roster for the upcoming season by signing Tadej Ferme (185-PG-91) on a two-year contract.
Ferme arrives from Rogaska, where he averaged 15.1 points, 2.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.1 steals in 36 Slovenian League games, helping club reach the play-off finals. He was avarded Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League first team.
Ferme grew up with Sentjur and had already played for Zlatorog and Maribor. He was a member of all Slovenian youth national teams, playing at the European Championships from 2007 to 2011.



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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.



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  SPAIN  


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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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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Zamorano tabs Anthony Libroia - by Eurobasket News

Aquimisa Queso Zamorano (LEB Silver) inked 23-year old American (has also Italian passport) point guard Anthony Libroia (180-94, college: Adelphi, agency: Duran International) from Agustinos-Leclerc. In 24 LEB Silver games in Spain he averaged 6.0ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.5apg last season.
Among other achievements Libroia's team was regular season runner-up in Northeast-10 Southwest Division in 2016. He received also Division II All-ECAC 2nd Team award in 2016 at his college time.
Libroia graduated from Adelphi University in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

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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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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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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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Ricardo Uriz is a newcomer at Breogan - by Eurobasket News

Cafes Candelas Breogan Lugo (LEB Gold) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 37-year old point guard Ricardo Uriz (188-80kg-80) from RETAbet Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian. In 34 LEB Gold games he recorded 10.3ppg, 2.6rpg, 4.7apg (top 3) and 1.6spg (in top 5) last season. He helped them to win the LEB Gold title (twice). Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold 1st Team and All-Domestic Players Team.
The previous (15-16) season Uriz played at Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (Liga Endesa) where in 36 games he averaged 3.1ppg, 1.4rpg and 3.6apg.
Uriz has spent his entire career in Spain playing for five other teams: Blancos de Rueda, CB Canarias, RETAbet Bilbao Basket, Zaragoza and Los Barrios.
Uriz is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Breogan.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Quick player with good ballhandling, passing and shooting skills.

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Marcos Suka-Umu (ex Melilla) signs at Lille - by Eurobasket News

Lille Metropole Basket (ProB) landed 32-year old Spaniard guard Marcos Suka-Umu (192-85). He has played for the last two years at Melilla Baloncesto in Spanish LEB Gold. In 32 games he averaged 11.0ppg, 3.2rpg and 3.0apg last season.
Among other achievements Suka-Umu won Spanish LEB Gold Play-Off championship title for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). He received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold 3rd Team award in 2016.
Suka-Umu has played also professionally for other Spanish teams like Ourense, Blancos de Rueda, Sevilla, La Palma and VGO Basket Vigo.

Lille Metropole Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marcos Suka-Umu
Maurice Acker
Alexis Desespringalle
Elias Kherzane

Forwards:
Florent Tortosa
Thomas Ceci-Diop
Rakeem Buckles

Centers:
Nicolas Taccoen
Mohamed Queta
Matoure Toure

Coach: Jean-Marc Dupraz

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Gomez re-signs at Alcobendas - by Eurobasket News

Fundal Alcobendas (EBA) confirmed in their roster 22-year old power forward Gabriel Gomez (195-95). He played there last season. In 29 EBA games he had 6.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.2apg and 1.0spg.
The previous (15-16) season Gomez played at Baloncesto Naron where in 22 EBA games he recorded 5.5ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.1spg.
He has played previously for Rivas.

Fundal Alcobendas roster for 2017-2018:

Roberto Malpede
Alejandro Fortes
Guillermo Ruiz
Nicolas Bermudez
Daniel Trachsel
Gabriel Gomez
Jorge Parra

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Guillermo Gonzalez joins Casvi - by Eurobasket News

C.B. Eurocolegio Casvi (EBA) agreed terms with 19-year old guard Guillermo Gonzalez (188-98). He played last season at Innova Chef in Spanish EBA league.
Gonzalez has played previously for Real Madrid.

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Jackie Carmichael (ex Maccabi Ashdod) signs at Demir IBB - by Eurobasket News

Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket (BSL) landed 27-year old American center Jackie Carmichael (206-109kg-90, college: Illinois State). He played most recently at Maccabi Ashdod in Israeli Winner League. In 22 games he averaged 10.6ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg last season. Carmichael helped them to make it to the Israeli Cup Semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Banvit where in 26 BSL games he had 7.2ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.0bpg. Carmichael contributed to his team making it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. Carmichael also played 13 games in Eurocup where he recorded 6.1ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.1bpg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements Carmichael played in the final of MVC Tournament in 2012. He received also All-MVC 1st Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
Carmichael has played also professionally in Spain (RETAbet Bilbao Basket) and NBA G League (Iowa Energy).
He attended Illinois State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Bracey Wright
Vojdan Stojanovski
Erving Walker
Ogulcan Baykan
Merthan Mutlu

Forwards:
Vlad Moldoveanu
Burak Selen
Evaldas Kairys

Center:
Jackie Carmichael

Coach: Ozhan Civgin

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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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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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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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  UKRAINE  


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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Nesterenko re-signs at Ironi Nahariya - by Eurobasket News

Ironi Nahariya (Winner League) confirmed in their roster 27-year old naturalized Ukrainian center Igor Nesterenko (203-90). He played there last season. Nesterenko managed to play in three leagues last year. In 32 Winner League games he had 3.2ppg and 1.2rpg. He also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded just 1.0ppg. His team made it to the quarterfinals. And finally Nesterenko contributed to 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 4.5ppg and 1.9rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Ironi Nes Ziona. In 31 Winner League games he got 4.3ppg and 2.9rpg.
Nesterenko's team made it to the Israeli Cup final in 2012.
He represented Israel at the European Championships U20 Division B in Austria seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 2.1ppg, 1.9rpg.
Nesterenko has played previously for two other teams: Maccabi Rishon and Elitzur Yavne.

Ironi Nahariya roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alex Young
Denzel Livingston
Iftach Ziv

Forward:
Jonathan Skjoldebrand

Center:
Igor Nesterenko

Coach: Eric Elfassi

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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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  URUGUAY  


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
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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





Anthony Danridge gets MVP of the Week award for Uruguayan Ascenso - by Eurobasket News

Experienced American Anthony Danridge (196-F-86) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's second-best Atenas and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Ascenso Player of the Week award for round 15.
The 31-year old forward had a double-double of 28 points and ten rebounds, while his team beat Cordon (#3, 7-4) 88-73. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Atenas maintains the 2nd position in Uruguayan Ascenso. They are still close to the very top. Atenas would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 10-2 record. Danridge has many years of experience at Atenas, through which he has constantly improved. University of New Mexico graduate has very impressive stats this year. Danridge is in league's top in points (3rd best: 25.3ppg) and averages solid 56.0% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old American forward Tirrell Brown (198-F-93) of Colon. Brown impressed basketball fans with 34 points and 8 rebounds. Bad luck as Colon lost that game 74-85 to league's leader Sayago (#1, 12-0). Colon are still at the very bottom. 10 lost games are too many comparing to just three victories Colon managed to get this year. Brown is one of the most experienced players at Colon and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.6ppg (#8). He also registered 9.0 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Gerel Simmons (188-G-93) of Verdirrojo (#8). Simmons scored 26 points and grabbed ten rebounds. He was a key player of Verdirrojo, leading his team to a 66-65 win against slightly higher-ranked 25 de Agosto (#7, 6-7). The chances of Verdirrojo ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 7 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Simmons could help Verdirrojo to bring them higher in the standings. Simmons has a great season in Uruguay. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 27.2ppg (best scorer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Paul Harrison (203-C-89) of Sayago - 20 points, 18 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Tyronne McNeal (211-C-87) of Marne - 22 points and 16 rebounds
6. Joe Efese (198-F) of Capitol - 24 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Alvaro Taibo (190-F-80) of Auriblanco - 27 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Camilo Colman (191-G-90) of Auriblanco - 19 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Hector Silva (192-F-90) of Capitol - 21 points and 4 rebounds
10. Octavio Medina (195-F-96) of Stockolmo - 22 points and 9 rebounds

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



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Tsmoki-Minsk lands Sekou Wiggs - by Eurobasket News

Tsmoki-Minsk (Premier League) tabbed 23-year old American point guard Sekou Wiggs (193-83kg-94). He just graduated from University of Alaska at Anchorage (NCAA2). He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Great Northwest Athletic Conference. They also advanced to the league semifinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to All-GNAC 1st Team. Wiggs also played 22 games where he averaged impressive 25.4ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg last season. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in Great Northwest Athletic Conference. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very impressive season as he was selected to All-GNAC 1st Team and NABC NCAA D2 All-West District 2nd Team.
As mentioned above Wiggs is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
He played in the final of WAC Tournament in 2014.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @NimaNamakian)

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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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  WILLIAM JONES CUP  


Day 8 in Taipei - by Eurobasket News

Canada and Lithuania won more games at the William Jones Cup in Taiwan. Canada demolished Japan 108-60 as Dallin Bachynski (213-C-91, college: Utah) stepped up with 19 points and Diego Kapelan (190-G-87, college: McNeese St.) had 17. Ryo Tawatari (180-PG-93) replied with 12 points in a loss and Leo Vendrame scored 11.
Lithuania posted an 85-73 win over Republic of China White 85-73. Six players scored in double digits as Edvinas Seskus (196-G/F-95, agency: Players Group) led the way with 16 points and Eigirdas Zukauskas added 14. Kyle Barone (208-C-89, college: Idaho) answered with 28 points in the losing effort.
In another games Philippines overcame India 101-70, while South Korea beat Iraq 93-77. Iran outscored Republic of China Blue 70-66 as Navid Rezaeifar (185-G-96) top-scored for the winners with 22 points.




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Women News


Australian U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Australian U19 National Team 2017
#s#
Monique Conti
Conti
Abby Cubillo
Cubillo
Jazmin Shelley
Shelley
Samantha Simons
Simons
Maddison Rocci
Rocci
#e#5
4Monique Conti 165-PG-99 Melbourne Australia
5Abby Cubillo 161-PG-99 BA CoE Australia
6Jazmin Shelley 174-G/F-00 BA CoE Australia
7Samantha Simons 183-F/C-00 BA CoE Australia
8Maddison Rocci 167-PG-98 BA CoE Australia
9Kiera Rowe 183-F/C-99 BA CoE Australia
10Chloe Bibby 184-F-98 Bendigo LB Australia
11Anneli Maley 184-SF-98 Dandenong R. Australia
12Rebecca Pizzey 190-C-99 BA CoE Australia
13Eziyoda Magbegor 176-F/C-99 BA CoE Australia
14Lara McSpadden 193-C-99 Sydney Uni S. Australia
15Zitina Aokuso 192-F-98 BA CoE Australia

Deanne Butler Head Coach
Philip Brown Assistant
Alan McAughtry Assistant



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  CANADA  


Canadian U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Canadian U19 National Team 2017
#s#
Hanna Hall
Hall
Shaina Pellington
Pellington
Libby Epoch
Epoch
Kendra Van Leeuwen
Van Leeuwen
Hailey Brown
Brown
#e#5
4Hanna Hall 157-PG-99
5Shaina Pellington 168-PG-99
6Libby Epoch 170-G-98 Saskatchewan Canada
7Kendra Van Leeuwen 175-G-98 Wisconsin
8Hailey Brown 185-F-99 High School Canada
9Alyssa Jerome 185-C-99 Western Canada
10Summer Masikewich 188-F-98 Saskatchewan Canada
11Sarah Donovan 175-G/F-99 High School Canada
12Aislinn Konig 175-G-98 N.Carolina St.
13Laeticia Amihere 185-C-01
14Andrea Torres 180-F-98 High School Canada
15Angela Bongomin 190-C-98 Regina Canada

Caroline Clarke Head Coach Ryerson Canada
Claire Meadows Assistant UBC Okanagan Canada
Ryan Thorne Assistant McGill Canada



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  CHINA  


Chinese National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Chinese National Team 2017
#s#
Yi Shen
Shen
Xiufeng Shi
Shi
Xiaojia Chen
Chen
Meng Li
Li
Ting Shao
Shao
#e#5
2Shen Yi 174-PG-93 Guangdong China
4Shi Xiufeng 178-PG-87 Beijing China
5Chen Xiaojia 177-PG-88 Jiangsu China
6Li Meng 185-F-95 Shenyang China
7Ting Shao 183-F-89 Minnesota L. USA
9Zhao Shuang 188-F-90 Shenyang China
10Wen Lu 188-F-90 Bayi China
11Huang Sijing 192-F-96 Guangdong China
12Gao Song 188-PF-92 Beijing China
13Sun Mengran 197-C-92 Bayi China
14Huang Hongpin 196-C-89 Shanxi China
15Li Yueru 192-C-99 Guangdong China

Xu LiMin Head Coach Beijing China
Michele Timms Assistant
Wei Zheng Assistant



Chinese U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Chinese U19 National Team 2017
#s#
Zhuoya Fang
Fang
Yuan Li
Li
Jiaqi Wang
Wang
Shuangyan Tan
Tan
Lu Liu
Liu
#e#5
4Fang Zhuoya 166-PG-00 Sichuan China
5Li Yuan 170-PG-00 Shandong China
6Wang Jiaqi 170-G-99 Zhejiang China
7Tan Shuangyan 177-F-98
8Liu Lu 181-F-99 Bayi China
9Liu Xueyuan 182-F-00 Bayi China
10Jia Saiqi 184-F-98 Bayi China
11Liang Liwen 190-C-99
12Tang Yu 188-C-99
13Han XU 200-C-99 Hebei China
14Li Yueru 192-C-99 Guangdong China
33Cao Yijia 183-F-99

Cong Xuedi Head Coach
Li JianXin Assistant



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  EGYPT  


Egyptian U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Egyptian U19 National Team 2017
#s#
Meral Abdelgawad
Abdelgawad
Rana Elseady
Elseady
Tokka Elshewekh
Elshewekh
Asarar Bakr
Bakr
Mariam Khalaf
Khalaf
#e#5
4Meral Abdelgawad 181-F-98
5Rana Elseady 179-F-98
6Tokka Elshewekh 177-F/G-99
8Asarar Bakr 180-F-98 Sporting Egypt
9Mariam Khalaf 178-F-98 Semouha Egypt
10Hana Ghonim 180-F-98
11Radwa Sherif 187-C-98 Al Gezira Egypt
12Rana Abdelfattah 182-F/C-98
13Nadine Rehan 182-F/C-98 Sporting Egypt
14Raneem Elbarky 184-F/C-00 Al Ahly Egypt
15Nesma Khalifa 191-C-99
74Ganna Marouf 184-F/C-98

Haytham Eid Head Coach
Aly Ahmed Assistant



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  EUROBASKET SUMMER LEAGUE  


2017 Women's Las Vegas Eurobasket Summer League Results - by ESL News

The 2017 Las Vegas Women's Eurobasket Summer League opened up Saturday with our Skills and Athleticism portions of the combine. All players are available immediately. Videos are broken up by Group and Station Work.

Skill Tests and Drills Performed:

Shooting: Spot up (Mid Range and 3's), Dribble Pull Ups, Shots of Screens, Post Work

Athleticism: Vertical Jump, 3/4 Sprints, Full Court Sprints, Lane Agility, and Lateral Speed

Situational: 3 on 2, 2 on 1 Transition, Miami Transition, One on One defense, and 3 on 3 competition

Teams Coached by Graham Wilson

Videos:
Practice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrRoHE47zqU
Shooting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH7Zy1DqLwQ
Live Stream: http://805stats.com/ESL/

(Women's Groups A-B)

Women's Group A
# Name 3/4 Sprint FC Sprint Lane AgilityLane SlidesMRFG%3 FG %Drib FG%
30Brooklyn Wooten3.16 sec9.47 sec11.63 sec2576%52%64%
129Kielyn Wilson3.2 sec8.56 sec10.75 sec3848%32%40%
15Giselle Truiett3.59 sec9.18 sec11.65 sec3664%36%48%
19Chimere JordanDNFDNFDNFDNF44%32%44%
10Tyler Anderson3.34 sec8.75 sec11.21 sec3628%40%16%
149Fernanda Gutierrez4.25 sec8.97 sec12.97 sec2920%36%19P
25Remy PuouDNFDNFDNFDNF48%44%52%
22Lizete Avila4.16 sec11.34 secDNFDNF20%24%40%
83Tayler Jenks3.5 sec9.22 sec10.91 sec3552%36%60%

Women's Group B

# Name 3/4 Sprint FC Sprint Lane AgilityLane SlidesMRFG%3 FG %Drib FG%
39Jonae Isaac3.56 sec9.19 sec11.62 sec3348%60%56%
91Ashida Cooper3.41 sec8.81 sec10.91 sec3668%44%64%
81Kim Scott3.75 sec9.28 sec11.13 sec3364%52%44%
133Allena Carroll3.85 sec9.59 sec11.47 sec3660%68%64%
95Karla Hall3.66 sec9.63 sec12.03 sec3140%44%40%
96Lakeeyscia Griffin3.62 sec9.4 sec11.21 sec3160%44%64%
93Yoemma Esparza3.75 sec9.36 sec11.94 sec3248%56%44%
98Amy Elliot3.67 sec9.6 sec11.31 sec3548%44%52%
94Ashley Ousley3.81 sec9.81 sec11.50 sec3840%40%48%
31Deja McCloud-Givens3.38 sec9.36 sec11.09 sec2968%32%56%




Game Results!

Women's Game 1:
Sun 66 v Mercury 42

#SunPtsRebAstStlBlk
96Lakeeyscia Griffin94100
133Allena Carroll73200
31Deja McCloud-Givens81200
25Remy Puou2621110
22Lizete Avila04110
129Kielyn Wilson812300
39Jonae Isaac87500
#MercuryPtsRebAstStlBlk
30Brooklyn Wooten117110
98Amy Elliot24400
149Fernanda Gutierrez44102
110Helen Roberts97110
19Chimere Jordan64311
91Ashida Cooper43020
94Ashley Ousley61010

Women's Game 2:
Sun 51 v Storm 49

#SunPtsRebAstStlBlk
96Lakeeyscia Griffin74400
133Allena Carroll133010
31Deja McCloud-Givens43210
25Remy Puou169100
22Lizete Avila02201
129Kielyn Wilson53101
39Jonae Isaac68001
#StormPtsRebAstStlBlk
10Tyler Anderson74101
15Giselle Truiett710120
93Yoemma Esparza72000
83Taylor Jenks83410
18Precious Martin144220
95Karla Hall44101
81Kim Scott29520

Women's Game 3:
Mercury 64 v Storm 58

#MercuryPtsRebAstStlBlk
30Brooklyn Wooten232500
98Amy Elliot52210
149Fernanda Gutierrez28412
110Helen Roberts74200
19Chimere Jordan118432
91Ashida Cooper126300
94Ashley Ousley43120
#StormPtsRebAstStlBlk
10Tyler Anderson149101
15Giselle Truiett26301
93Yoemma Esparza62312
83Taylor Jenks131110
18Precious Martin86220
95Karla Hall23020
81Kim Scott133300

Women's Game 4:
Mercury 55 v Storm 56

#MercuryPtsRebAstStlBlk
19Chimere Jordan94230
95Karla Hall55011
18Precious Martin111101
31Deja McCloud-Givens06100
91Ashida Cooper43130
98Amy Elliot02100
94Ashley Ousley00100
25Remy Puou169202
93Yoemma Esparza32230
96Lakeeyscia Griffin72411
#StormPtsRebAstStlBlk
110Helen Roberts62310
30Brooklyn Wooten103111
81Kim Scott34220
39Jonae Isaac02010
133Allena Carroll70220
83Taylor Jenks114030
15Giselle Truiett512132
149Fernanda Gutierrez59110
10Tyler Anderson910200



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  EUROLEAGUE  


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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  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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French U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

French U19 National Team 2017
#s#
Kadiatou Sissoko
Sissoko
Hortense Limouzin
Limouzin
Loreen Kerboeuf
Kerboeuf
Amandine Michaud
Michaud
Shelby Saint Juste
Saint Juste
#e#5
1Kadiatou Sissoko 180-F-99 CFBB France
3Hortense Limouzin 164-PG-98 Landes France
5Loreen Kerboeuf 178-PG-98 Mondeville France
6Amandine Michaud 173-G-98 Nantes France
11Myriam Djekoundade 182-C-89 Mondeville France
16Shelby Saint Juste 185-C-98 Mondeville France
23Marie-Paule Foppossi 184-F/C-98 Nice France
24Amandine Toi 179-F-98 Roannais France
32Tima Pouye 176-F/G-99 CFBB France
33Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi 187-C-98 Flammes France
74Camille Lenglet 167-G-98 Nantes France
79Ludivine Marie 186-C-98 Hainaut France

Julien Egloff Head Coach CFBB France
David Gautier Assistant
Damien Leroux Assistant Nantes France



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  HIGH SCHOOLS  


Kristen McDonnell returns as Braintree girls' basketball coach - by Eurobasket News

The 'new' girls' varsity basketball coach at Braintree High is a very familiar face. Three months after submitting her resignation as head coach after eight stellar seasons - headlined by back-to-back Division 1 state titles in 2014-15 - Kristen McDonnell announced Friday afternoon she will return to the Wamps' bench for the 2017-18 season. Interference from a few parents, playing time one of the main issues, had reached a boiling point, prompting McDonnell to step down with a 'heavy heart.' 'I've done a lot of reflection over the last few months and I've learned many valuable lessons,' said McDonnell in a release. 'Through those lessons, I've grown both personally and professionally and I'm extremely grateful to be given the opportunity to return to the Braintree sideline next year. I am committed to moving forward in a positive way and am incredibly excited about continuing to coach the great group of young women in our program.' Braintree athletic director Mike Denise said 'members of our girls' basketball program and our community are fortunate to have Kristen return this winter. She has earned her reputation as a top basketball coach in the state and has been a veteran fixture with the exceptional coaching staff we have here at Braintree High School. 'Her leadership has been, and will continue to be instrumental in the individual growth and development of our female student-athletes within the girls' basketball program.' A Boston Latin and Stonehill College graduate, McDonnell has guided the Wamps to South sectional titles five of the past six seasons. This year's 21-5 squad advanced to the state final before falling to Springfield Central, 61-45.
Courtesy of: bostonglobe.com



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  HUNGARY  


Hungarian U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Hungarian U19 National Team 2017
#s#
Petra Pusztai
Pusztai
Dalma Czukor
Czukor
Reka Lelik
Lelik
Dorka Boros
Boros
Livia Gereben
Gereben
#e#5
1Petra Pusztai 177-F/G-99 ELTE-BEAC Hungary
4Dalma Czukor 183-SG-99 Sopron Basket Hungary
5Veronika Kanyasi 173-G-99 Cegledi EKK Hungary
9Reka Lelik 178-SG-99 ELTE-BEAC Hungary
11Dorka Boros 175-G/F-99 ELTE-BEAC Hungary
12Livia Gereben 183-F-99 Atomeromu Hungary
13Kamilla Varga 165-PG-99 Sopron Basket Hungary
14Dorka Juhasz 189-SG-99 PEAC-Pecs Hungary
24Kira Karagits 180-F-99 ELTE-BEAC Hungary
30Panka Dul 177-F-00 Vasas Akademia Hungary
31Beatrix Meresz 184-F/C-99 Vasas Akademia Hungary
33Agnes Torok 183-F-98 UNI Gyor Hungary

Judith Balogh Head Coach PEAC-Pecs Hungary
Gaspar David Assistant ZTE NKK Hungary
Dalma Ivanyi Assistant



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  ITALY  


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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Italian U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Italian U19 National Team 2017
#s#
Elisa Pinzan
Pinzan
Anna Togliani
Togliani
Giulia Togliani
Togliani
Giulia Ianezic
Ianezic
Flavia De Cassan
De Cassan
#e#5
4Elisa Pinzan 171-PG-99 Pordenone Italy
5Anna Togliani 170-PG-98 Venezia Italy
6Giulia Togliani 168-PG-98 Crema Italy
7Giulia Ianezic 174-PG-00 Muggia Italy
8Flavia De Cassan 177-F/G-98 Napoli Italy
9Martina Fassina 180-F-99 San Martino Italy
12Francesca Parmesani 180-F-98 Crema Italy
13Lorela Cubaj 191-C-99 Georgia Tech USA
14Sara Madera 186-F/C-00 Venezia Italy
15Olbis Futo Andre 190-C-98 Battipaglia Italy
16Elena Castello 182-PF-98 Broni Italy
18Elisa Pontoni 185-C-98 Udine Delser Italy

Giovanni Lucchesi Head Coach
Francesco Iurlaro Assistant Marghera Italy
Luca Visconti Assistant Crema Italy



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  JAPAN  


Japanese U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Japanese U19 National Team 2017
#s#
Miki Sasaka
Sasaka
Shibuya Satsuki
Satsuki
Izumi Abe
Abe
Moeka Era
Era
Kadysha Umezawa
Umezawa
#e#5
4Miki Sasaka 178-PF-98 Hakuoh Univ. Japan
5Shibuya Satsuki 168-SF-98 Haneda Vickies Japan
6Izumi Abe 167-PG-99
7Moeka Era 170-SG-98
8Kadysha Umezawa 183-F/C-98
9Miwa Kuribayashi 187-C-98
10Himawari Akaho 181-C-98
11Kiho Miyashita 178-SF-98
12Stephanie Mawuli 181-C-98
13Haruna Kasagi 167-G-99
14Haruki Takahara 173-PF-99
15Ayumi Fujita 165-PG-99 Takushoku Un. Japan

Mikiko Hagiwara Head Coach
Mayumi Tomiyama Assistant



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  LATVIA  


Latvian U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Latvian U19 National Team 2017
#s#
Linda Svenne
Svenne
Janeta Rozentale
Rozentale
Maija Gertsone
Gertsone
Marianna Klavina
Klavina
Digna Strautmane
Strautmane
#e#5
4Linda Svenne 178-G-98 TTT Juniores Latvia
5Janeta Rozentale 183-C-99 TTT Juniores Latvia
6Maija Gertsone 170-PG-98 Vega 1/Liepaja Latvia
7Marianna Klavina 175-G/F-99 TTT Juniores Latvia
8Digna Strautmane 188-PF-98 TTT Riga Latvia
9Dinija Pavelsone 178-G/F-98 Ventspils Latvia
10Alise Markova 180-F-00 TTT Juniores Latvia
11Mara Mote 160-F-00 TTT Juniores Latvia
12Laura Grabe 178-F/G-98 TTT Juniores Latvia
13Sabine Lipe 176-F/G-99 Vega 1/Liepaja Latvia
14Luize Septe 180-F-99 Ventspils Latvia
15Ivanda Hudjakova 182-F-98 Valmiera Latvia

Ainars Cukste Head Coach TTT Juniores Latvia
Matiss Graudins Assistant VeA Latvia
Daiga Zvirble Assistant



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  MALI  


Mali U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Mali U19 National Team 2017
#s#
Kamba Diakite
Diakite
Rokia Doumbia
Doumbia
Safiatou Mariko
Mariko
Aminata Diakite
Diakite
Foune Sissoko
Sissoko
#e#5
4Kamba Diakite 172-G-99
5Rokia Doumbia 173-PG-99 Central Park Chr USA
6Safiatou Mariko 178-F-00 Stade Malien Mali
7Aminata Diakite 166-PG-98
8Foune Sissoko 168-PG-99
9Djeneba Sangare 175-G/F-99
10Assetou Sissoko 183-SG-00
11Gnere Dembele 186-C-00
12Mariam Drame 183-F/C-00
13Assetou Diakite 183-F/C-98
14Adama Coulibaly 175-G/F-98 DAC Mali
15Salimatou Kourouma 175-G/F-99 Stade Malien Mali

Amadou Bamba Head Coach Lille II France
Mohamed Maiga Assistant



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  MEXICO  


Mexican U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Mexican U19 National Team 2017
#s#
Zaira Alvarado
Alvarado
Ornella Rivera
Rivera
Valeria Tapia
Tapia
Carlota Martin
Martin
Abdi Xicotencatl
Xicotencatl
#e#5
4Zaira Alvarado 178-F/C-98
5Ornella Rivera 170-G-98
6Valeria Tapia 164-PG-98
7Carlota Martin 160-PG-98
8Abdi Xicotencatl 163-G-98
9Diana Villalobos 170-SG-98
10Daniela Sanchez 180-PF-98
11Patricia Ayala 181-PF-99
12Itzel Figueroa 179-C-98
13Gabriela Rosas 175-G/F-99 UACH Mexico
14Alexia Gonzalez 170-SF-98
15Maria Gastelum 190-C-99

Oswaldo Zermeno Head Coach
Rigoberto Palomares Assistant
Viridiana Melendrez Assistant



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  NEW ZEALAND  


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

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

   #1. This week's number one is U18 international Jayden Fuiava (99, currently plays in Australia). She contributed to an easy victory against the 14th-ranked Mountaineers (0-14) crushing them 93-45 in the Australian State League (second division) in Friday night's game. Fuiava scored 7 points in 15 minutes on the court. Logan Thunder (13-1) is placed second in QBL group. It was her team's consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Fuiava's fourth season with the team. This year she averages: 6.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 2FGP: 56.8%(25-44), 3FGP: 55.6% and FT: 78.3% in 13 games she played so far. Fuiava played for the New Zealand U18 national team one years ago.

Lisa Wallbutton
Lisa Wallbutton
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Lisa Wallbutton (183-86, currently plays in Australia). She could not help Redbacks (12-6) in their last game on Friday. Despite Wallbutton's good performance her team were crushed 80-57 on the road by the much lower-ranked Magic (#14) in the SBL group. She recorded a double-double by scoring 10 points and getting 12 rebounds (made all of her six free throws). Wallbutton's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. Wallbutton's overall stats this season are: 5.1ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 43.2% and FT: 44.4%. She played for the New Zealand national team in 2016.

   #3. The New Zealand player who performed third best last week abroad was former U18 international guard Shannon Perrett (175-93, currently plays in Australia). Perrett was not able to help Sabres in their game against Geelong Supercats (15-4) in the Australian State League (second division). She recorded 7 points in 28 minutes. The fourth-placed Sabres (9-11) lost 82-86 in Geelong to the leading Supercats in the SEABL-South group. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Perrett has been at the team for four years. This season Perrett's overall stats are: 6.0ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 44.4%, 3FGP: 25.0% and FT: 62.5% in 18 games. She played for the New Zealand U18 national team eight years ago.

   #4. Guard Jessica Renata (175-96, currently plays in Australia) was not able to secure a victory for the league outsider Rollers (0-13) in their game against Brisbane Spartans (13-0) in the Australian State League (second division). She was the second best scorer with 8 points. Renata also added 4 rebounds. Rollers (#13) were crushed 92-43 in Brisbane by 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. Renata's total stats this season are: 6.8ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.1apg. She used to play for the New Zealand U20 national team back in 2014.

Aleesha Coulter
Aleesha Coulter
   #5. Former U18 international guard Aleesha Coulter (173-93, college: La-Monroe, currently plays in Australia) managed to help Bankstown Bruins in a victory against the sixth-ranked Sharks (7-8) 80-71 in the Australian State League (second division) on Saturday night. Coulter scored only 3 points in 8 minutes on the court. Bankstown Bruins (13-5) are placed second in WARATAH group. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. It's Coulter's first season with the team. This year her total stats are: 4.3ppg and 1.9rpg in 13 games. Coulter used to play for the New Zealand U18 national team eight years ago.

   #6. Guard Sam Moodie (96, currently plays in Australia) contributed to an easy victory against the ninth-ranked Cougars (6-11) crushing them 93-64 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. She scored only one point. Bulleen Boomers (12-5) are placed fourth in Big V group. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. Moodie has averaged so far 2.5ppg and 4.6rpg. She is a former U20 international player as she played for the New Zealand team three years ago.

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

   #1. Kayla Kiriau (173-G-93, currently plays in Australia) led Power to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Flames (8-5) 86-69 in the Australian State League (second division) in Friday night's game. Kiriau recorded 14 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Gladstone Port City Power (8-5) is placed fourth in QBL group. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Kiriau has relatively good stats this season: 10.8ppg, 5.0rpg, 3.4apg and 2.2spg.

   #2. Experienced Charmian Mellars (182-F-79, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Kayla Kiriau and both played together in the last Australian State League game. Mellars was the major contributor in Power's victory against the sixth-ranked Flames (8-5) 86-69. She had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 13 rebounds. Mellars also added and 7 steals in 38 minutes. This year Mellars' total stats are: 10.0ppg, 9.5rpg, 1.1apg and 2.7spg in 11 games she played so far.

   #3. Alicia Carline (190-F-93, college: Portland St., currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Kayla Kiriau. She played also in the last Australian State League game facing Charmian Mellars (above) in the other team. Carline contributed to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Flames (8-5) 86-69. She recorded 6 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks. Carline's total stats this season are: 6.5ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.1bpg.

   #4. Dalen Pilitati is a teammate of previously mentioned Kayla Kiriau. She played also in the last Australian State League game facing Alicia Carline (above) in the other team. Pilitati managed to help Gladstone Port City Power in a victory against the sixth-ranked Flames (8-5) 86-69. She recorded only 2 points in 18 minutes. This year Pilitati's total stats are: 1.8ppg and 1.4rpg in five games.



New Zealand National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

New Zealand National Team 2017
#s#
Micaela Cocks
Cocks
Kalani Purcell
Purcell
Georgia Agnew
Agnew
Antonia Edmondson
Edmondson
Natalie Taylor
Taylor
#e#5
2Micaela Cocks 174-G-86 Mackay M. Australia
4Kalani Purcell 188-F-95 Brisbane S. Australia
5Georgia Agnew 175-G-93 Harbour B. New Zealand
6Zara Jillings 175-G-98 Junior Tall F. New Zealand
7Antonia Edmondson 181-G-87 Perry Lakes H. Australia
8Natalie Taylor 182-F-84 Brisbane S. Australia
9Rebecca Ott 94 Knox R. Australia
10Chevannah Paalvast 180-G/F-91 Mackay M. Australia
11Jessica Bygate 186-F-92 Sandringham S. Australia
12Jillian Harmon 185-PF-87 Lucca Italy
13Josephine Stockill 190-PF Sunbury Australia
15Deena Franklin 186-F-95 Harbour B. New Zealand

Kennedy Kereama Head Coach
Ho Aik-A Assistant Auckland LR New Zealand
Guy Molloy Assistant Melbourne Australia



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  PERU  


Liga de Lima Round 2: Regatas hand first defeat to Naval - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in Liga de Lima.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Naval (0-1) at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were rolled over by Regatas (2-0) 72-36. Regatas will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Naval will play on the road against Univer./Real Club in Lima and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game was played in . Univer./Real Club faced Circolo. Guests from Lima (2-0) defeated host Circolo (0-2) 55-49. Univer./Real Club will play against Naval (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Circolo will play against San Borja and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Naval - Regatas 36-72

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Naval (0-1) at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were rolled over by Regatas (2-0) 72-36. Regatas will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Naval will play on the road against Univer./Real Club in Lima and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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Circolo - Univer./Real Club 49-55

An exciting game was played in . Univer./Real Club faced Circolo. Guests from Lima (2-0) defeated host Circolo (0-2) 55-49. Univer./Real Club will play against Naval (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Circolo will play against San Borja and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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  PUERTO RICO  


Puerto Rican U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Puerto Rican U19 National Team 2017
#s#
Layinska Rivera
Rivera
Vianca Malave
Malave
Giolibeth Perez
Perez
Leyinska Rivera
Rivera
Kaelyn Gonzalez-Melendez
Gonzalez-Melendez
#e#5
2Layinska Rivera 167-G-98
4Vianca Malave 177-G/F-98
5Giolibeth Perez 170-G-98 Stony Brook USA
6Leyinska Rivera 163-PG-98
7Kaelyn Gonzalez-Melendez 175-F-98
11Veronica Cancio 162-PG-99 High School USA
13Nairimar Vargas 182-F-00
14Nicolette Oppenheimer 172-G-99 High School USA
15Yari Martinez 165-G-99 High School USA
16Gabriela Santana 187-C-00 Bayamon Puerto Rico
20Angelique Rodriguez 180-F-99 High School USA
33India Pagan 187-C-99 High School USA

Gerardo Batista Head Coach
Fernando Casablanca Assistant Aguada Puerto Rico



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  RUSSIA  


Russian U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Russian U19 National Team 2017
#s#
Viktoriia Zavialova
Zavialova
Olga Stoyar
Stoyar
Raisa Musina
Musina
Olesya Safonova
Safonova
Maria Vadeeva
Vadeeva
#e#5
1Viktoriia Zavialova 166-PG-98 UMMC Russia
3Olga Stoyar 169-G-99 Dynamo-Junior Russia
4Raisa Musina 191-F/C-98 UMMC Russia
5Olesya Safonova 177-G-99 Dynamo-Farm Russia
7Maria Vadeeva 193-C-98 Dynamo K. Russia
9Margarita Pleskevich 175-SG-99 Dynamo-2 M. Russia
10Daria Kurilchuk 179-F-98 Sparta&K MR Russia
11Eleonora Oleynikova 178-F-98 Dynamo-2 M. Russia
12Sofya Kornyenko 187-C-98 Dynamo-Farm Russia
13Svetlana Kramar 176-SG-98 Nadezhda O. Russia
14Valentina Kozhukhar 188-C/F-99 Dynamo-Junior Russia
18Victoria Cheren 187-F-98 Dynamo-Farm Russia

Alexander Kovalev Head Coach Nadezhda O. Russia
Denis Kandalov Assistant
Andrey Ruzanov Assistant Sparta&K MR Russia



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  SOUTH KOREA  


South Korean U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

South Korean U19 National Team 2017
#s#
Sojung Lee
Lee
Gyeongrim Park
Park
Jihyun Park
Park
Hyemi Lee
Lee
Jihyun Cha
Cha
#e#5
1Lee Sojung 155-G-98
4Park Gyeongrim 168-G-98
5Park Jihyun 180-F-00
6Lee Hyemi 168-F-98 S-Birds South Korea
7Cha Jihyun 174-G/F-98 Winnus South Korea
8Na Yunjeong 173-F-98 Woori Bank South Korea
9Jin Semin 170-G-99
10Lee Juyeon 168-PG-98 Blue Minx South Korea
11Kim Dunarang 178-C-98
12Kim Nayeon 178-F-99
13Kim Min Jung 178-C-99 Blue Minx South Korea
17Kim Jieun 178-C-99

Kim Young-Min Head Coach
Bang Ji Yun Assistant
Lee Sanghoon Assistant



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  SPAIN  


Spanish U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Spanish U19 National Team 2017
#s#
Lucia Alonso
Alonso
Maria Erauncetamurgil
Erauncetamurgil
Laura Pena
Pena
Irati Etxarri
Etxarri
Aina Ayuso
Ayuso
#e#5
4Lucia Alonso 170-G-98 Arizona USA
5Maria Erauncetamurgil 182-C-98 Gipuzkoa UPV Spain
7Laura Pena 173-G-98 Sant Adria Spain
8Irati Etxarri 187-SF-98 Araski Spain
9Aina Ayuso 181-PG-99 Segle XXI Spain
10Paula Ginzo 187-F-98 Estudiantes Spain
12Maria Barneda 177-F-98 GDKO Bizkaia Spain
13Laia Sole 184-C-98 Maine USA
14Sara Iparragirre 171-F-98 Gipuzkoa UPV Spain
15Umo Diallo 192-C-98 Araski Spain
16Montserrat Brotons 193-C-98 ORU USA
17Iris Junio 185-G-99 Gran Canaria Spain

Miguel Angel Ortega Head Coach Avenida Spain
Jose Luis Alberola Assistant UTE Ecuador
Jacinto Carbajal Assistant Al-Qazeres Spain



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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Irene Gari (ex Hindu) agreed terms with Valencia - by Eurobasket News

Valencia BC (LF2) inked 23-year old Spaniard swingman Irene Gari (185-94, college: Georgia Tech, agency: ProDep Management). She played in the summer at Hindu in Argentinian Superliga. In 11 games she recorded 14.2ppg, 7.4rpg, 2.6apg and 2.1spg. A very good season in her career as she was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian Superliga 2nd Team. The last season Gari played at CREF Hola (LFB) where in 18 games she averaged 3.6ppg.
Gari played in the final of NIT in 2014.
She represented Spain at the European Championships U20 for Women in Udine (Italy) three years ago. Gari's team won Silver and her stats at that event were 8 games: 1.8ppg, 1.0rpg.
Gari has played previously for Segle XXI Bercelona.
She attended Georgia Tech until 2016 and it will be her second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nico_prodep)

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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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  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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  USA  


USA U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

USA U19 National Team 2017
#s#
Crystal Dangerfield
Dangerfield
Reili Richardson
Richardson
Tyasha Harris
Harris
Shug Sutton
Sutton
Chennedy Carter
Carter
#e#5
4Crystal Dangerfield 5'2''-G-98 Connecticut USA
5Reili Richardson 6'0''-G-98 Arizona St. USA
6Tyasha Harris 5'10''-G-98 S.Carolina USA
7Shug Sutton 6'0''-G-98 Texas USA
8Chennedy Carter 5'9''-G/F-98 Mansfield Timberview USA
9Jeannie Boehm 6'3''-F-98 Harvard USA
10Ruthy Hebard 6'4''-F Oregon USA
11Megan Walker 6'1''-F/C-98 Monacan USA
12Christyn Williams 5'10''-F/G-00 High School USA
13Kayla Overbeck 6'1''-F Vanderbilt USA
14Bella Alarie 6'4''-G/F Princeton USA
15Joyner Holmes 6'3''-G/F-98 Texas USA

Suzie McConnell-Serio Head Coach Pittsburgh USA
Mary Ethridge Assistant
Charlotte Smith-Taylor Assistant Elon USA



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  WNBA  


Maya Moore Snags MVP as West Wins 2017 WNBA All-Star Game - by Eurobasket News

Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (6'0''-SG-89, college: Connecticut) took home her second consecutive WNBA All-Star Game MVP award on Saturday as the West defeated the East 130-121 at KeyArena in Seattle. Moore dropped a team-high 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting (5-of-10 from three) and piled up three assists and three rebounds in the win. The Western Conference All-Stars were also plus-10 with Moore on the floor, which was the best mark among starters. The 28-year-old-who also has a league MVP, three titles and a Finals MVP under her belt-helped the West keep pace with the East thanks to 11 first-half points. Moore was aided by some tremendous facilitating from Sue Bird, who set an All-Star Game record with 11 dimes in 21 minutes, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike (6'3''-F-90, college: Stanford) joined the party with 22 points (11-of-15 shooting) and seven rebounds off the bench on a day when the West shot a robust 56.8 percent from the field. Jonquel Jones (6'6''-C-94, college: G.Washington) paced all scorers with 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting, including two that came above the rim in the game's waning seconds. Allie Quigley, Candice Dupree (6'2''-F/C-84, college: Temple, agency: ProDep Management) and Layshia Clarendon (5'9''-G-91, college: California) all chipped in 14 points, but the East couldn't overcome Moore and the West without Elena Delle Donne, who was out with a sprained right ankle.
Courtesy of: bleacherreport.com



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  WORLD CUP U19  


Results and Stats from Day 1 in Udine - by Eurobasket News

Group A
China - Italy 74-63
China beat Italy in Group A. Tang Yu (188-C-99) posted 18 points to pace the winners. China grabbed a 21:10 lead after ten minutes. China recorded a 57:45 lead heading into the final term and raced to the win. Han XU (200-C-99) delivered 13 points and 10 boards for China. Olbis Futo Andre (190-C-98) answered with 18 points for the Azzurri.

Mali - USA 58-95
USA eased past Mali to open win count in Udine. Shug Sutton (182-G-98) stepped up with 19 points for the North American side. USA posted a 48:32 halftime lead. They went on a 47:26 run in the second half and marched to the victory. Megan Walker (185-F/C-98, college: High School) tossed in 15 points in the win. Adama Coulibaly (175-G/F-98) responded with 13 points for Mali.

Group B
Puerto Rico - Spain 42-74
Spain outgunned Puerto Rico in the first day of action in Udine. Umo Diallo (192-C-98) posted 12 points and 9 rebounds to lead the winners. Spain had to overcome a slow start. They trailed by four points after ten minutes. But Spain went on a 62:26 run in the next three quarters to seal the win. Iris Junio (185-G-99) had 9 points for Spain. Angelique Rodriguez (180-F-99) answered with 19 points for Puerto Rico.

Russia - Egypt 114-63
Russia breezed past Egypt in the opener. Raisa Musina (191-F/C-98) and Sofya Kornyenko (187-C-98) delivered 18 points each for the winners. Russia grabbed a 62:36 halftime lead. They added 52 points in the second half to cruise to the winning outcome. Maria Vadeeva (193-C-98) had 17 points for the winners. Meral Abdelgawad (181-F-98) responded with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for Egypt.

Group C
Latvia - France 60-69
France beat Latvia behind 21 points from Loreen Kerboeuf (178-PG-98). France dominated in the first half. les Bleues posted a 36:21 halftime lead. Latvia narrowed the deficit in the second half but could not avoid the loss. Marie-Paule Foppossi (184-F/C-98) had 12 points and 9 caroms for the winners. Mara Mote (160-F-00) responded with 17 points for Latvia.

Canada - South Korea 91-45
Canada dominated against South Korea to post the first win in Group C. Shaina Pellington (168-PG-99), Alyssa Jerome (185-C-99), Hailey Brown (185-F-99, college: CAN NT U16), Laeticia Amihere (185-C-01), Sarah Donovan (175-G/F-99, college: CAN NT U16) and Summer Masikewich (188-F-98) posted 10 points each to lead the winners. Canada led by a single point at the first break 12:11. But they went on a 57:19 run in the next two periods to clear off for good. Park Jihyun (180-F-00) responded with 13 points for South Korea.

Group D
Hungary - Mexico 111-67
Livia Gereben (183-F-99) posted 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead Hungary past Mexico in Group D. Hungary enjoyed a 46:24 halftime advantage. They deposited 34 points in the third term to take an unassailable lead. Dorka Juhasz (189-SG-99) delivered 17 points and 15 boards in the victory. Daniela Sanchez (180-PF-98) responded with 16 points for Mexico.

Australia - Japan 61-66
Japan outscored Australia to open win count in Group D. Haruki Takahara (173-PF-99) delivered 12 points to pace well-balanced effort from the Asian side. Japan secured a 31:28 halftime advantage. Australia used a 20:13 run in the third term to surge ahead. But Japan bounced back in the final stanza. They went on a 22:13 run in the fourth period to snatch the win. Miki Sasaka (178-PF-98) and Izumi Abe (167-PG-99) delivered 10 points each in the victory. Eziyoda Magbegor (176-F/C-99) replied with 21 points for the Gems.