EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 7/24/2017 4:04:02 AM

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  ANDORRA  



Andorra U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Andorra U16 National Team 2017
#s#
Sergi Serrato
Serrato
Jan Frases
Frases
Marti Obiols
Obiols
Aleix Solanes
Solanes
Marc Moline
Moline
#e#5
6Sergi Serrato 171-PG-02 AND U16 NT Spain
7Jan Frases 02 AND U16 NT Spain
8Marti Obiols 171-PG-02 AND U16 NT Spain
9Roc Tarruell 02 AND U16 NT Spain
10Aleix Solanes 02 AND U16 NT Spain
11Iker Cruz 201-F-02 Viten Fuen. Spain
13Marc Moline 01 AND U16 NT Spain
14Albert Pons 187-G-01 AND U16 NT Spain
15Oriol Betrian 03 AND U16 NT Spain
16Pol Joval 02 AND U16 NT Spain
17Pol Capdevila 188-C-01 AND U16 NT Spain
23Miguel Marti 03 AND U16 NT Spain

Javier Puigjane Head Coach AND U18 NT Spain
Jose Vigo Assistant



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  ARGENTINA  


Ferrocarril lands Alejandro Ivetich - by Eurobasket News

Atletico Ferrocarril Concordia (TFB) tabbed 27-year old point guard Alejandro Ivetich (181-90) from Penarol.
Ivetich helped his team to make it to the Liga B Sur Play-Offs Final in 2010.
He has played previously for two other teams: Union de Sunchales and Huracan.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @buddingmartin)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Enzo Damian Cena is a newcomer at Cassino - by Eurobasket News

BPC Virtus TSB Cassino (Serie B) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old naturalized Argentinian power forward Enzo Damian Cena (200-92) from Ambrosia Lions Bisceglie. In 18 Serie B games he recorded 7.3ppg and 4.3rpg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Cena also played that season for San Severo where in 19 Serie B games he averaged 3.4ppg and 2.2rpg.
Cena has played previously for another Italian team Canicatti.

BPC Virtus TSB Cassino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lorenzo Panzini
Niccolo Petrucci
Giuseppe Di_Poce

Forwards:
Fabrizio De_Ninno
Robert Banach

Center:
Enzo_Damian Cena

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Italy



Leemire Goldwire (ex Akhisar Bld) joins Regatas Corrientes - by Eurobasket News

Regatas Corrientes (LigaA) agreed terms with 32-year old American point guard Leemire Goldwire (184-88kg-85, college: Charlotte, agency: HMS). He played last season at Akhisar Bld in Turkish TBL league. In 33 games he had very impressive stats: 15.9ppg, 3.5rpg, 3.0apg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season Goldwire played at Eskisehir Basket (also in TBL) where in 31 games he was fifth best scorer with remarkable 21.6ppg and averaged 3.7rpg, 4.4apg and 2.1spg (leader !!!).
In 2009 (a year after he left the college) Goldwire was drafted by Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League) in fourth round (52nd overall).
He attended University of North Carolina - Charlotte until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Goldwire won Bulgarian League championship title in 2009. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian LNP Gold Honorable Mention back in 2014.
Goldwire is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Greece (Egaleo), Italy (Unieuro Forli, Jesi and Scandone Avellino), FYR Macedonia (Rabotnicki) and Bulgaria (Lukoil Academic Sofia).
On Goldwire: A very athletic PG, who is quick and powerful despite limited size. Can earn lots of fouls in the paint, knows how to score and has a good shooting percentage. Good personality, he leads well his team, improving the performance of all the teammates.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Estudiantil lands Hilario Gutierrez - by Eurobasket News

Estudiantil Porteno (TFB) tabbed 22-year old small forward Hilario Gutierrez (195-95). He played most recently at Platense in the TNA. In 23 games he averaged 3.7ppg and 2.3rpg last season. TFB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Gutierrez has played previously for two other teams: Obras Basket and P.Echague.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



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

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  ARMENIA  


Armenian U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Armenian U16 National Team 2017
#s#
Arsen Arstamyan
Arstamyan
Levon Vatyan
Vatyan
Gevorg Ghazanchyan
Ghazanchyan
#e#3
4Arsen Arstamyan 183-PG-01
5Georgii Shakhnazarov 186-SG-01
6Nikita Galtsev 194-SF-01
8Levon Vatyan 177-PG-01
9Hovhannes Poghosyan 176-SG-01
10Yura Harutyunyan 188-SF-01
11Ashot Hakobyan 198-C-01
12Aleksey Chizhenok 196-C-01
14David Karamyan 188-SG-01
15Gevorg Ghazanchyan 190-G-01
16Mikia Avedian 191-G-01

Areg Vatyan Head Coach
Gevorg Shahnazaryan Assistant
Sargis Stepanyan Assistant



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  AUSTRALIA  


James Padgett joins Lugano Tigers - by Igor Obradovic

Lugano Tigers (LNA) agreed terms with 26-year old American forward James Padgett (203-102kg-91, college: Maryland). He played this summer at Lakeside Lightning in Australian SBL. In 25 games he had very impressive stats: 23.3ppg, 12.7rpg, 1.6apg, 1.4spg and 1.2bpg.
Padgett's career allowed him to visit three different continents. He tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. Padgett has played previously professionally in Finland (UU Korihait and Salon Vilpas), France (Vitre) and Japan (Shimane Magic).
He attended University of Maryland until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Leeuwarden signs Nathaniel Musters - by Eurobasket News

Aris Leeuwarden (Eredivisie) signed 24-year old Australian center Nathaniel Musters (208-115kg-93, college: Lafayette). He plays this summer at Gladstone Port City Power in Australian QBL. In 11 games he had 7.5ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.3apg. The last season Musters played at Eanna (Super League) in Ireland where in 19 games he recorded 10.9ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.9apg and 1.5bpg.
He has played also professionally in Australia for Bankstown Bruins.
Musters attended Lafayette College until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Aris Leeuwarden roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Stefan Mladenovic
Leroy Peterson

Forwards:
Meshack Lufile
Niels Bunschoten

Center:
Nathaniel Musters

Coach: Tony van den Bosch

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Holland



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  AUSTRIA  


UBSC Graz signs Darien Nelson-Henry, ex Siarka - by Eurobasket News

UBSC Raiffeisen Graz (A Bundesliga) signed 23-year old American center Darien Nelson-Henry (211-120kg-94, college: Pennsylvania). He played most recently at Siarka in Polish PLK league, but left the team in Nov.'16. In 7 TBL games he had 5.0ppg and 2.7rpg last season.
Nelson-Henry was named to All-Ivy League 2nd Team in 2016.
He graduated from University of Pennsylvania in 2016. It is his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Lithuania



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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


Elias Lasisi (ex Le Portel) joins Oostende - by Eurobasket News

Telenet BC Oostende (Euromillions League) added to their roster 25-year old Belgian international swingman Elias Lasisi (192-92). He played last season at ESSM Le Portel Cote d'Opale in French ProA. Lasisi managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 17 ProA games he had 6.6ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.1apg. He also played that season for Limburg United where in 13 Euromillions League games he recorded 7.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.9apg. Lasisi also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 10.2ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.3apg.
His team made it to the League Semifinals in 2016.
Lasisi has been also a member of Belgian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Belgian senior team since 2014 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2010.
Lasisi represented Belgium at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sofia seventeen years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 13.2ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.0apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT-2 (51.6%), FT-3 (87.5%).
Lasisi has played previously for three other Belgian teams: Leuven Bears, Kangoeroes and St-Niklase.

Telenet BC Oostende roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dusan Djordjevic
Elias Lasisi
D.J. Newbill

Forwards:
Jean Salumu
Chase Fieler
Vincent Kesteloot
Luka Kotrulja

Center:
Tim Lambrecht

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Belgium



Ronnqvist re-signs at BC Lulea - by Eurobasket News

BC Lulea (Basketligan) confirmed in their roster 27-year old point guard Adam Ronnqvist (181-78kg-90). He has played there for the last five seasons. In 45 Basketligan games he recorded 12.7ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.2apg last season. Ronnqvist helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team.
He represented Sweden at the European Championships U18 Division B in Debrecen (Hungary) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 3.1ppg.
Ronnqvist has played previously professionally also in Norway (Baerum Basket) and Sweden (Lulea Steelers, BG Lulea and LF Future).

BC Lulea roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Adam Ronnqvist
Brandon Rozzell
Quinton Upshur

Forwards:
Yannick Anzuluni
Anton Kobylak-Berglund

Center:
Brice Massamba

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Sweden



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  BELGIUM  


Elias Lasisi (ex Le Portel) joins Oostende - by Eurobasket News

Telenet BC Oostende (Euromillions League) added to their roster 25-year old Belgian international swingman Elias Lasisi (192-92). He played last season at ESSM Le Portel Cote d'Opale in French ProA. Lasisi managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 17 ProA games he had 6.6ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.1apg. He also played that season for Limburg United where in 13 Euromillions League games he recorded 7.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.9apg. Lasisi also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 10.2ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.3apg.
His team made it to the League Semifinals in 2016.
Lasisi has been also a member of Belgian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Belgian senior team since 2014 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2010.
Lasisi represented Belgium at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sofia seventeen years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 13.2ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.0apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT-2 (51.6%), FT-3 (87.5%).
Lasisi has played previously for three other Belgian teams: Leuven Bears, Kangoeroes and St-Niklase.

Telenet BC Oostende roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dusan Djordjevic
Elias Lasisi
D.J. Newbill

Forwards:
Jean Salumu
Chase Fieler
Vincent Kesteloot
Luka Kotrulja

Center:
Tim Lambrecht

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Belgium



Belgian Lions at Iceland - by Patrick Ceulemans

The Belgian Lions have officially started preparations for Eurobasket 17 in Turkish Istanbul. Coach Eddy Casteels, sports manager Jacques Stas and their staff draw eleven players to Iceland. In Reykjavik, there are many trainings and two practice games (Thursday and Saturday) versus Iceland on the program from Monday to Sunday. Players ​​such as Axel Hervelle, Jonathan Tabu, Maxime De Zeeuw, Sam Van Rossom and co. picking up later. The eleven for Iceland are Manu Lecomte, Quentin Serron, Loec Schwartz, Elias Lasis, Olivier Troisfontaines, Vincent Kesteloot, Hans Vanwijn, Ioann Iarochevitch, Ismael Bako, Amaury Gorgemans and Khalid Boukichou.
On August 23, the Belgian Lions are playing the only practice game in their country. The Lions receive European Champion Spain.
Ticket info:
Children <12j. : 6 euros
Adults: Pre-sale: 18 EUR / desk: 20 euro
Courtseats (next to the terrain): 65 euros
Hotseats behind the bank: 150 euros
Early bird: The first 1000 tickets are available at 16 euros!
Site for purchase tickets:
Https://www.teleticketservice.com/tickets/2016-2017/belgian-lions-spain



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  BOLIVIA  


Libobasquet Round 12: CAN Oruro beats Amistad by three after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 12 in the Libobasquet took place in Oruro. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of one of their biggest challengers Amistad (4-6) to fifth ranked CAN Oruro (5-5) 114-111 in the game for the fourth place. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Amistad. CAN Oruro have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place. Amistad at the other side dropped to the fifth position with six games lost.
An interesting game for Univ. San Simon (6-6) which hosted in Cochabamba second-best Vikingos (6-4). Third ranked Univ. San Simon managed to get a 11-point victory 96-85. Defending champion maintains third position with 6-6 record having just three points less than leader Calero. Vikingos at the other side keep the second place with four games lost.
An interesting game for Pichincha (9-3) which hosted in Pichincha 4th ranked UAGRM (4-8). First ranked Pichincha had an easy win 103-80. Pichincha have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 9-3 record. Loser UAGRM keeps the fourth place with eight games lost. They share the position with Penarol.
An interesting game for Calero (10-0) which played road game in Cochabamba against 3rd ranked Univ. San Simon (6-6). Top-ranked Calero managed to get a 12-point victory 81-69. Undefeated Calero have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 10-0 record. Defending champion Univ. San Simon keeps the third place with six games lost.
Libobasquet top team - Calero (10-0) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat sixth ranked Penarol (4-8) in Quillacollo 89-77. Undefeated Calero have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 10-0 record. Loser Penarol dropped to the fourth place with eight games lost.

In the last two games of round 12 Carl A-Z smashed AND1 La Paz on the road 99-74. La Salle Tarija destroyed La Salle Cochabamba on its own court 98-75.

AND1 La Paz - Carl A-Z 74-99

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Carl A-Z (7-5) crushed on the road 6th ranked AND1 La Paz (2-10) 99-74 on Sunday. Carl A-Z have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 7-5 record having just two points less than leader Calero. AND1 La Paz lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with ten games lost.
gschID: 550910


Penarol - Calero 77-89

Libobasquet top team - Calero (10-0) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat sixth ranked Penarol (4-8) in Quillacollo 89-77. Calero have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 10-0 record. Loser Penarol dropped to the fourth place with eight games lost.
gschID: 550909


CAN Oruro - Amistad 114-111

The most exciting game of round 12 in the Libobasquet took place in Oruro. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of one of their biggest challengers Amistad (4-6) to fifth ranked CAN Oruro (5-5) 114-111 in the game for the fourth place. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Amistad. CAN Oruro have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place. Amistad at the other side dropped to the fifth position with six games lost.
gschID: 550906


Univ. San Simon - Vikingos 96-85

An interesting game for Univ. San Simon (6-6) which hosted in Cochabamba second-best Vikingos (6-4). Third ranked Univ. San Simon managed to get a 11-point victory 96-85. Defending champion maintains third position with 6-6 record having just three points less than leader Calero. Vikingos at the other side keep the second place with four games lost.
gschID: 550905


Pichincha - UAGRM 103-80

An interesting game for Pichincha (9-3) which hosted in Pichincha 4th ranked UAGRM (4-8). First ranked Pichincha had an easy win 103-80. Pichincha have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 9-3 record. Loser UAGRM keeps the fourth place with eight games lost. They share the position with Penarol.
gschID: 550907


La Salle Tarija - La Salle Cochabamba 98-75

Rather expected game when 5th ranked La Salle Cochabamba (3-9) was smashed on the road by second ranked La Salle Tarija (8-4) 98-75 on Friday. La Salle Tarija maintains second position with 8-4 record behind leader Calero. La Salle Cochabamba lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with nine games lost.
gschID: 550908


Round 9
Univ. San Simon - Calero 69-81

An interesting game for Calero (10-0) which played road game in Cochabamba against 3rd ranked Univ. San Simon (6-6). Top-ranked Calero managed to get a 12-point victory 81-69. Calero have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 10-0 record. Defending champion Univ. San Simon keeps the third place with six games lost.
gschID: 551246





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  BOSNIA  


Elite adds McClure to their roster, ex Igokea - by Eurobasket News

Arkansas Elite added to their roster 26-year old guard Deshone McClure (190-79kg-91, college: Cent.Arkansas). The last time (14-15) he played at Igokea in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I.
Three years ago McClure was drafted by Texas Legends (D-League) in fifth round (80th overall).
The former Central Arkansas standoutis in his fourth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others McClure won Bosnia and Herzegovina Cup in 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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  BRAZIL  


CR Vasco Da Gama signs Guilherme Deodato - by Paulo Freire

CR Vasco Da Gama Rio de Janeiro (NBB) signed 26-year old international guard Guilherme Pereira (190-91) from Paschoalotto/Bauru. In 33 NBB games he had 9.4ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.7apg last season. He helped them to win the league title (twice).
The previous (15-16) season Pereira played at Rio Claro Basquete (Paulista) where in 36 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.0ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.6apg and 1.7spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Latinbasket.com All-Paulista League Honorable Mention in 2015 and 2016.
Pereira has been also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Brazilian senior team since 2012 and previously for University National Team between 2013 and 2015.
Pereira also represented Brazil at the South American Championships in Caracas (Venezuela) last year. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 5 games: 6.6ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.8apg, FGP-2 (83.3%), 3PT: 46.2%.
Pereira has played previously for Mogi.

CR Vasco Da Gama Rio de Janeiro roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Welington Dos_Santos
David Jackson
Guilherme Pereira
Adriano Figueiredo

Forward:
Guilherme Giovannoni

Center:
Rafael De_Araujo

Coach: Dede Barbosa

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Brazil



CR Vasco Da Gama signs Renato Carbonari - by Paulo Freire

CR Vasco Da Gama Rio de Janeiro (NBB) signed 30-year old power forward Renato Carbonari (206-87) from Paulistano. In 45 NBB games he had 9.0ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.1apg last season. He helped them to make it to the final.
Carbonari ended the previous (2015-16) season at Estudiantes in Argentinian LigaA where in 8 games he recorded 4.1ppg and 2.9rpg. But the most of that year he spent at Sao Jose/Vinac. In 28 NBB games he averaged 11.5ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.5apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Carbonari was voted Latinbasket.com All-Paulista League 2nd Team in 2015.
He has played previously for Paschoalotto/Bauru.

CR Vasco Da Gama Rio de Janeiro roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Welington Dos_Santos
David Jackson
Guilherme Pereira
Adriano Figueiredo

Forwards:
Guilherme Giovannoni
Renato Carbonari

Center:
Rafael De_Araujo

Coach: Dede Barbosa

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Brazil



Faverani could come back to UCAM Murcia - by Eurobasket News

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB (Liga Endesa) is close to ink 29-year old Brazilian center Vitor Faverani (212-118kg-88) who played last time at FC Barcelona Lassa. It will actually be his comeback to UCAM Murcia as he has played here before. He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 6 Liga Endesa games he recorded 9.2ppg and 5.0rpg. Faverani helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 9 games in Euroleague where he averaged 7.7ppg and 4.2rpg. The other team Faverani played that season for was UCAM Murcia. In 15 Liga Endesa games he had 9.7ppg and 4.5rpg. He also played 10 games in Eurocup where he got 11.0ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.5apg.
Among other achievements Faverani's team won Israeli Cup in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Import Player of the Year award back in 2011. Faverani was a member of Brazilian Senior National Team in 2013.
He is a very experienced player. Faverani has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to six different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Faverani has played previously professionally in Italy, NBA (Boston Celtics), Spain (Valencia Basket, Zaragoza, Gipuzkoa and Clinicas Rincon), Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Brazil (Araraquara) and NBA G League (Maine Red Claws).
His game is described as: A powerful pivot with great moves inside. Yet a "beast" defensively, he has improved his offensive skill, becoming a very good scoring center.

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Brad Oleson
Charlon Kloof
Clevin Hannah

Forwards:
Marko Lukovic
Ovie Soko

Centers:
Marcos Delia
Kevin Tumba

Coach: Ibon Navarro

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Betaland Cdo may add Justin Edwards to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Betaland Capo d'Orlando (Serie A) is about to sign 25-year old Canadian guard Justin Edwards (190-91kg-92, college: Kansas State) who played last time at TLI-Alba Fehervar in Hungary. In 35 A Division games he had 14.3ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.1apg and 1.3spg last season. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Hungarian League All-Imports Team, 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game. Edwards also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded very remarkable stats: 16.9ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.8apg and 1.9spg (in top 5).
Edwards was a member of Canadian University National Team in 2013.
He graduated from Kansas State in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

Betaland Capo d'Orlando roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gary Talton
Mario Ihring

Forwards:
Jakub Wojciechowski
Arnoldas Kulboka

Center:
Andrea Donda

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Marshall is back at Nova Ves, ex Niagara RL - by Michal Duchovic

BK 04 AC LB Spisska Nova Ves (SBL) signed Canadian forward Matt Marshall (198-98kg, college: Brock). It is actually his comeback to Nova Ves as he has played here before. Marshall played last season at Niagara River Lions in Canadian NBL. But in three NBL Canada games he had just 0.7ppg. Marshall also played that season for BK 04 AC LB Spisska Nova Ves where in 26 SBL games he recorded 7.3ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.4apg.
Marshall's team was regular season runner-up in OUA Central Division in 2016.
He has played also professionally for other Canadian teams like Canada for Gee Gees Burlington E..
Marshall graduated from Brock University in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

BK 04 AC LB Spisska Nova Ves roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Daniel Lenart
Michael L'Africain
Lukas Krajnak
Ryan Bennett

Forwards:
Viktor Juricek
Matt Marshall
Adam Antoni

Center:
Djordje Ninkovic

Coach: Erich Korfanta



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Libcentro Pro Round 13: Sportiva Italiana loses to Liceo Curico - by Eurobasket News

There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in Libcentro Pro.

Round 13 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Sportiva Italiana (10-3). They were defeated by second ranked Liceo Curico (11-2) 87-69 on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Sportiva Italiana. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Liceo Curico dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Sportiva Italiana's 28. Liceo Curico forced 19 Sportiva Italiana turnovers. Guard Marcelo Perez (193-99) stepped up and scored 25 points for the winners and the former international forward Mohunir Zerene (187-94) chipped in 14 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side Matias Lubiano (-99) responded with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Liceo Curico have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Sportiva Italiana at the other side dropped to the second place with three games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Liceo Curico. There is only one round left in the Regular Season. And it will be most important game for Sportiva Italiana this season. They will face Stadio Italiano trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Liceo Curico will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Arturo Prat in San Felipe.
Seventh-ranked Aleman (4-9) gave a tough game to third ranked Puente Alto (9-4) in Puerto Varas. The visitors from Puente Alto managed to secure only three-point victory 65-62. However their fans expected much easier game. Guard Sebastian Silva (187-91) nailed 12 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side and Antonio Pinedo accounted for 10 points and 7 rebounds. Francisco Garrido (-88) came up with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for Aleman in the defeat. Aleman's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Puente Alto maintains third place with 9-4 record having just two points less than leader Liceo Curico. Aleman lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the seventh position with nine games lost. Puente Alto will play against Brisas (#5) in Santiago in the next round. Aleman will play on the road against Sergio Ceppi in Santiago and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Santiago: Brisas (#6) and Stadio Italiano (#5). Brisas (5-8) won against visiting Stadio Italiano (5-8) 61-46. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Stadio Italiano. Sebastian Fuentes fired 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Joaquin Ulloa produced 22 points for lost side. Brisas moved-up to fifth place, which they share with defeated Stadio Italiano. Brisas will meet higher ranked Puente Alto (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Stadio Italiano will play against the league's second-placed Sportiva Italiana and hope to secure a win.

In the last game of round 13 bottom-ranked Sergio Ceppi lost to Arturo Prat on the opponent's court 58-66.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 11 points and 6 rebounds by Sebastian Munoz of Liceo Curico.

Arturo Prat - Sergio Ceppi 66-58

Very expected game in San Felipe where 8th ranked Sergio Ceppi (1-12) was defeated by fourth ranked Arturo Prat (7-6) 66-58 on Sunday. Boris Guerra (-87) fired a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Rodrigo Rojas (-99) chipped in 12 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Elias Donoso (-86) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds and Pedro Catalan (-82) added 15 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Arturo Prat maintains fourth place with 7-6 record. Loser Sergio Ceppi stay at the bottom position with 12 games lost. Arturo Prat will meet league's leader Liceo Curico on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sergio Ceppi will play against Aleman (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Arturo Prat: B.Guerra 19+12reb+3ast, F.Ortega 15+2reb, R.Rojas 12+5reb+6ast, L.Saez 8+4reb, C.Ubillo 6+1reb, P.Carvallo 3+2reb+1ast
Sergio Ceppi: P.Catalan 15+9reb+1ast, E.Donoso 12+12reb+1ast, J.Cabrera 10+3reb+1ast, J.Parra 9+7reb+1ast, N.Rodriguez 4+1reb+1ast, C.Silva 4+2ast
gschID: 544587


Liceo Curico - Sportiva Italiana 87-69

Round 13 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Sportiva Italiana (10-3). They were defeated by second ranked Liceo Curico (11-2) 87-69 on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Sportiva Italiana. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Liceo Curico dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Sportiva Italiana's 28. Liceo Curico forced 19 Sportiva Italiana turnovers. Guard Marcelo Perez (193-99) stepped up and scored 25 points for the winners and the former international forward Mohunir Zerene (187-94) chipped in 14 points and 6 rebounds. Four Liceo Curico players scored in double figures. At the losing side Matias Lubiano (-99) responded with 14 points and 5 rebounds and forward Camilo Bustamante (187-89) scored 13 points and 6 steals. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Liceo Curico have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Sportiva Italiana at the other side dropped to the second place with three games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Liceo Curico. There is only one round left in the Regular Season. And it will be most important game for Sportiva Italiana this season. They will face Stadio Italiano trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Liceo Curico will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Arturo Prat in San Felipe.
Top scorers:
Liceo Curico: M.Perez 25+4reb+2ast, M.Zerene 14+6reb, S.Chialva 14+4reb+2ast, S.Munoz 11+6reb+3ast, J.Cofre 10+2reb+1ast, M.Rebolledo 7+8reb+1ast
Sportiva Italiana: M.Lubiano 14+5reb+2ast, C.Bustamante 13+4reb, G.Sanino 12+5reb, F.Diaz 7+6reb+2ast, C.Rios 7+2reb, G.Hernandez 6+1reb
gschID: 544590


Aleman - Puente Alto 62-65

Seventh-ranked Aleman (4-9) gave a tough game to third ranked Puente Alto (9-4) in Puerto Varas. The visitors from Puente Alto managed to secure only three-point victory 65-62. However their fans expected much easier game. Puente Alto forced 21 Aleman turnovers. Guard Sebastian Silva (187-91) nailed 12 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side and the former international forward Antonio Pinedo (195-94) accounted for 10 points and 7 rebounds. Four Puente Alto players scored in double figures. Francisco Garrido (-88) came up with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Marcelo Villagran (184-88) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Aleman in the defeat. Aleman's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Puente Alto maintains third place with 9-4 record having just two points less than leader Liceo Curico. Aleman lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the seventh position with nine games lost. Puente Alto will play against Brisas (#5) in Santiago in the next round. Aleman will play on the road against Sergio Ceppi in Santiago and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Puente Alto: M.Sepulveda 12+4reb+1ast, S.Silva 12+5reb+3ast, D.Valenzuela 11+1reb+1ast, A.Pinedo 10+7reb+2ast, F.Pena 5+8reb+3ast, E.Munoz 4+4reb+3ast
Aleman: F.Garrido 15+6reb+5ast, M.Villagran 15+6reb+2ast, P.Fernandez 7+3reb+2ast, P.Montecinos 7+5reb, H.Arriagada 5+1reb+1ast, R.Caceres 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 544589


Brisas - Stadio Italiano 61-46

Another exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Santiago: Brisas (#6) and Stadio Italiano (#5). Brisas (5-8) won against visiting Stadio Italiano (5-8) 61-46. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Stadio Italiano. They outrebounded Stadio Italiano 42-26 including a 35-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Sebastian Fuentes (-95) fired 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Emiliano Marquez (-96) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Joaquin Ulloa (-92) produced 22 points and Piero Simonetti (-93) added 5 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Brisas moved-up to fifth place, which they share with defeated Stadio Italiano. Brisas will meet higher ranked Puente Alto (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Stadio Italiano will play against the league's second-placed Sportiva Italiana and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Brisas: S.Fuentes 19+8reb+2ast, E.Marquez 12+10reb+4ast, I.Riquelme 9+2reb+1ast, S.Roa 6+6reb+1ast, F.Gutierrez 5+5reb+2ast, A.Jara 4+1reb+1ast
Stadio Italiano: J.Ulloa 22+2reb, M.Avello 10+3reb, P.Simonetti 5+9reb, N.Alba 4+6reb+3ast, E.Viveros 3+1ast, S.Alvarez 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 544588





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NBL Round 13: Henan defeats Anhui in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

NBL is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 13 rounds left.

An interesting game for Henan (11-2) which hosted in Henan 3rd placed Anhui (8-5). First ranked Henan managed to get a 6-point victory 141-135. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Anhui. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Henan made 36-of-45 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Henan had a 37-26 advantage in offensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Henan made 7 blocks. 32 personal fouls committed by Anhui helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) who helped to win the game recording 45 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 5 assists. American-Nigerian center Chris Otule (211-90, college: Marquette) contributed with 30 points, 24 rebounds and 5 blocks for the winners. American point guard Jonathan Gibson (188-87, college: N.Mexico St.) answered with 56 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 6 assists for Anhui. Anhui's coach Yong Zhang rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Henan have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain first place with 11-2 record. Anhui at the other side dropped to the fourth position with five games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Henan are looking forward to face Chongqing (#8) in Lanling in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Anhui will play on the road against Luoyang (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Dongbu is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their 13th consecutive match to seventh ranked Luoyang (8-5) 80-79. South Sudanese-Lebanese center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners and Ye Zhao chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side forward Shengyue Sun (198-89) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Luoyang moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Dongbu lost their thirteenth game in a row. They still close the standings with 13 games lost. Luoyang will play against Anhui (#4) at home in the next round. Dongbu will play against Hunan (#3) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
A very close game took place in Hebei between Chongqing and Hebei X.. Tenth ranked Chongqing (7-6) got a very close victory on the road over 11th ranked Hebei X. (5-8). Chongqing managed to escape with a 3-point win 111-108 on Sunday evening. Michael Efevberha nailed a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 15 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side. Shannon Shorter came up with a triple-double by scoring 14 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists for Hebei X. in the defeat. Chongqing moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Fujian. Loser Hebei X. keeps the eleventh position with eight games lost. Chongqing will meet at home league's leader Henan in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hebei X. will play against the league's second-placed Shaanxi W. (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
The game between fourth ranked Hunan (9-4) and 13th ranked Jiangsu L. (1-12) in Changsha ended with biggest points difference. Hunan outscored guests from He Fei 102-65. Dar Tucker fired 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Hunan moved-up to second place, which they share with Shaanxi W. Jiangsu L. lost their seventh game in a row. They keep the thirteenth position with 12 games lost. Hunan's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Dongbu (#14) in Nanjin which should be another easy win for them. Jiangsu L. will play on the road against Guangxi and hope to win that game.

Other games in round 13 were not that significant. Fujian was beaten by Guangxi on the road 104-96. Guizhou won against Lhasa on its own court 108-93. Shaanxi W. outscored Beijing in Xian 120-97.

Hunan - Jiangsu L. 102-65

The game between fourth ranked Hunan (9-4) and 13th ranked Jiangsu L. (1-12) in Changsha ended with biggest points difference. Hunan outscored guests from He Fei 102-65. The game without a history. Hunan led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Jiangsu L.'s 44. Hunan forced 19 Jiangsu L. turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. American-Jordanian Dar Tucker (193-88, college: De Paul) fired 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American power forward Arinze Onuaku (206-87, college: Syracuse) chipped in 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Four Hunan players scored in double figures. Forward Xing-Chen Wang (196-93) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds and American-Palestinian forward Michael Nunnally (203-86, college: Pacific) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Hunan moved-up to second place, which they share with Shaanxi W. Jiangsu L. lost their seventh game in a row. They keep the thirteenth position with 12 games lost. Hunan's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Dongbu (#14) in Nanjin which should be another easy win for them. Jiangsu L. will play on the road against Guangxi and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Jiangsu L.: N.Michael 14+6reb+2ast, W.Peng 14+5reb, W.Xing Chen 13+10reb+3ast, G.MingYang 9+1reb+1ast, G.Wei 7+3reb+2ast, Z.PengFei 4+4reb
Hunan: T.Dar 22+6reb+4ast, O.Arinze 16+6reb+4ast, W.Junjie 14+6reb+2ast, Z.Yaosheng 13+1reb, Z.ChaoLong 9+3reb+2ast, Q.Shouwei 7+1reb
gschID: 548536


Luoyang - Dongbu 80-79

Bottom-ranked Dongbu is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their 13th consecutive match to seventh ranked Luoyang (8-5) 80-79. Dongbu was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Luoyang forced 20 Dongbu turnovers. Dongbu was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. South Sudanese-Lebanese center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners and forward Ye Zhao (198-97) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side forward Shengyue Sun (198-89) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Boyin Sui (202-95) scored 16 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Four Dongbu players scored in double figures. Luoyang moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Dongbu lost their thirteenth game in a row. They still close the standings with 13 games lost. Luoyang will play against Anhui (#4) at home in the next round. Dongbu will play against Hunan (#3) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Dongbu: S.Tujun 16+2reb+3ast, S.Boyin 16+7reb+1ast, C.Ziran 12+5reb, S.Shengyue 11+10reb+4ast, Y.Qin 9+3reb+2ast, A.LiPeng 9+2reb+2ast
Luoyang: M.Ater 25+16reb+2ast, G.Han 20+2reb+1ast, Z.Ye 19+5reb+1ast, S.Jianguo 5+1reb, Q.Daoqing 3+7reb+2ast, Y.Aosheng 3+2reb+2ast
gschID: 548535


Guangxi - Fujian 104-96

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked Guangxi and 6th ranked Fujian had identical 7-5 record. This time Guangxi used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Fuzhou 104-96. The game without a history. Guangxi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. 31 personal fouls committed by Fujian helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American center Isaiah Austin (216-93, college: Baylor) fired a double-double by scoring 26 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Indian-Canadian center Sim Bhullar (226-92, college: N.Mexico St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 27 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field). Four Guangxi players scored in double figures. American forward Brandon Bowman (206-84, college: Georgetown) produced a double-double by scoring 30 points and 17 rebounds and the other American import forward LaQuinton Ross (203-92, college: Ohio St.) added 29 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Fujian's coach Jiulong Liu tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Guangxi (8-5) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Fujian at the other side dropped to the eighth position with six games lost. Guangxi's next round opponent will be Jiangsu L. (#13) in He Fei and are hoping to win another game. Fujian will play at home against Lhasa (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Fujian: B.Brandon 30+17reb+3ast, R.LaQuinton 29+14reb+4ast, L.Ming-Yu 14+3reb+1ast, Z.Shu 8+2reb+2ast, X.Huajun 6+1reb+1ast, Z.Xiaobo 5+2reb+3ast
Guangxi: B.Sim 27+11reb, A.Isaiah 26+13reb+8ast, J.Le 19+8reb+2ast, D.ChengLong 13, Y.Kai 7+2reb, L.Jiawei 7+5reb+6ast
gschID: 548534


Henan - Anhui 141-135

An interesting game for Henan (11-2) which hosted in Henan 3rd placed Anhui (8-5). First ranked Henan managed to get a 6-point victory 141-135. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Anhui. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Henan made 36-of-45 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Henan had a 37-26 advantage in offensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Henan made 7 blocks. 32 personal fouls committed by Anhui helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) who helped to win the game recording 45 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 5 assists. American-Nigerian center Chris Otule (211-90, college: Marquette) contributed with a double-double by scoring 30 points, 24 rebounds and 5 blocks for the winners. Five Henan players scored in double figures. American point guard Jonathan Gibson (188-87, college: N.Mexico St.) answered with 56 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 6 assists and the other American import Chris Johnson (210-85, college: LSU) added 46 points (!!!) and 17 rebounds in the effort for Anhui. Anhui's coach Yong Zhang rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Henan have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain first place with 11-2 record. Anhui at the other side dropped to the fourth position with five games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Henan are looking forward to face Chongqing (#8) in Lanling in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Anhui will play on the road against Luoyang (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Anhui: G.Jonathan 56+8reb+6ast, J.Chris 46+17reb, H.Delong 15+1reb, R.Kai 8+7reb, Z.Yong 4+4reb, C.Shouwei 2+1reb
Henan: A.Josh-Emmanuel 45+6reb+5ast, O.Chris 30+24reb+1ast, J.Yuxing 26+9reb+7ast, W.Longfei 18+2reb+3ast, M.Qingfei 11+7reb, T.Jian 6+2reb
gschID: 548533


Hebei X. - Chongqing 108-111

A very close game took place in Hebei between Chongqing and Hebei X.. Tenth ranked Chongqing (7-6) got a very close victory on the road over 11th ranked Hebei X. (5-8). Chongqing managed to escape with a 3-point win 111-108 on Sunday evening. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 111-108. Chongqing dominated down low during the game scoring 74 of its points in the paint compared to Hebei X.'s 54 and made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Hebei X. 63-45 including 20 on the offensive glass. Nigerian-American guard Michael Efevberha (193-84, college: CS Northridge) nailed a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 15 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side and Ukrainian center Vladyslav Koreniuk (210-94, agency: Octagon Europe) accounted for 23 points and 14 rebounds. American guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) came up with a triple-double by scoring 14 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists and the other American import forward Brandon Costner (206-87, college: N.Carolina St.) added 28 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for Hebei X. in the defeat. Four Chongqing and five Hebei X. players scored in double figures. Chongqing moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Fujian. Loser Hebei X. keeps the eleventh position with eight games lost. Chongqing will meet at home league's leader Henan in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hebei X. will play against the league's second-placed Shaanxi W. (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Hebei X.: C.Brandon 28+12reb+4ast, F.Weijian 16+1reb, S.Shannon 14+18reb+13ast, L.Yannan 14, Y.Heng 11+5reb, P.YuLe 10+2reb
Chongqing: E.Michael 33+15reb+5ast, K.Vladyslav 23+14reb, W.Xin 21+14reb+1ast, G.Yaoyang 16+7reb+7ast, Z.Yuanbo 6+3reb, L.Yao 6+4reb
gschID: 548532


Guizhou - Lhasa 108-93

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 9th ranked Lhasa's (6-7) road loss to eighth ranked Guizhou (8-5) 93-108. The game was mostly controlled by Guizhou. Lhasa was better in second period 28-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guizhou forced 19 Lhasa turnovers. American point guard Mark Lyons (185-89, college: Arizona, agency: Higher Vision Sports) fired 50 points (!!!) and 4 assists for the winners. Forward MingHao Li (200-92) chipped in a double-double by scoring 28 points and 11 rebounds. American Dominique Johnson (192-87, college: Azusa Pacific, agency: Higher Vision Sports) produced 37 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import center Jonathan Kreft (213-86, college: Florida St.) added 9 points and 11 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guizhou moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Lhasa at the other side dropped to the tenth position with seven games lost. Guizhou's next round opponent will be Beijing (#12) at home and are hoping to win another game. Lhasa will play against Fujian in Fuzhou and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lhasa: J.Dominique 37+6reb+4ast, C.Jinlong 11+1reb, Z.Zhennan 10+1reb+5ast, K.Jonathan 9+11reb, G.Yuxiang 8+5reb+6ast, D.ZhiMing 6
Guizhou: L.Mark 50+4reb+4ast, L.MingHao 28+11reb, M.James 13+8reb+1ast, S.Rongxiao 6+1reb, S.Haijiang 6+1ast, Z.MingHao 4+5reb
gschID: 548531


Beijing - Shaanxi W. 97-120

Very predictable result when second ranked Shaanxi W. (9-4) rolled over on the road 12th ranked Beijing (4-9) 120-97. The game was mostly controlled by Shaanxi W.. Beijing was better in second period 31-28. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Shaanxi W. shot the lights out from three nailing 19 long-distance shots on high 51.4 percentage. American forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) fired a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 15 rebounds for the winners. His fellow American import guard Von Wafer (196-85, college: Florida St.) chipped in 36 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds. American center Michael Holyfield (211-92, college: Sam Houston St.) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 24 rebounds and power forward Yunan Liu (205-94) added 23 points respectively for lost side. Four Shaanxi W. and five Beijing players scored in double figures. Beijing's coach ShuMin Gao gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Shaanxi W. maintains second place with 9-4 record having just two points less than leader Henan, which they share with Hunan. Beijing lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the twelfth position with nine games lost. Shaanxi W.'s next round opponent will be Hebei X. (#11) at home and are hoping to win another game. Beijing will play against Guizhou and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Beijing: L.Yunan 23+3reb+1ast, H.Michael 21+24reb, L.Bo 17+6reb, C.Zexu 16+4reb+1ast, Z.Wei 14+2reb, W.Marquis 6+3reb+4ast
Shaanxi W.: W.Von 36+8reb+2ast, G.Charles 34+15reb+1ast, G.Yan 16+5reb+2ast, B.Jiguang 12+3reb+2ast, Y.XiaoHang 8+1ast, M.Daqiang 5+3reb+1ast
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China beats Egypt for 3rd place at Stankovic Cup - by Eurobasket News

Team Red of the Chinese men's basketball national team beat Egypt 90-64 to win the third place at the Stankovic Continental Cup 2017 here on Sunday, while Germany defeated Croatia 69-65 for the championship title. China, who edged out Egypt by 71-70 on Thursday, used a 15-0 run in the middle of the first quarter to set up a lead of 15 points after that period. The host enlarged the lead to 19 before the halftime. In their first meet on Thursday, China led as many as 17 points in the match but almost got defeated by the Egyptians. And the visiting team almost repeated that in today's match. A 7-2 run and another 10-2 in the third quarter cut China's lead to only eight and forced Li Nan, head coach of the Team Red to call to timeout. Things got improved after the timeout as the Chinese answered with a 8-1 run. From then on, the Egyptians never got the chance to close the gap and could only see the Chinese secured the victory with a lead of 26 points. "We did cut the lead with some points when we were falling behind." said Amr Abou Elkhir, head coach of the Egypt team, "But the Chinese team did better job today to stop us. And my team made some mistakes, which caused us the match." All 11 Chinese players except Yuan Shuai (190-PG-94) had scores while Zhelin Wang (215-PF-94) led the team with a match-high 18 points. Haytham Khalifa led Ehypt with 16. "We did better in both defense and offense than we did in the last match against Germany." said Li Nan. "I asked my players to put more pressure on our opponents and we had 16 steals in the match, which gave us lots fastbreak chances. And we did great in defense as we outrebounded 36-26. We are improving from every match."
In Sunday's final, Germany came from behind to beat Croatia 69-65 to win the title. Robin Amaize (188-SG-94) of Germany was rewarded the MVP trophy of the tournament.
Courtesy of: xinhuanet.com



Fredette re-signs at Sharks - by Eurobasket News

Shanghai Sharks (CBA) confirmed in their roster 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 averaged 8.2rpg, 4.2apg and 1.6spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted 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 had 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. Quite impressive season as he was named 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). He attended Brigham Young University and it will be 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.
He could be described: (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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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
 Karl MOORE
  Aguilas
  (203-PF-87)
  Avg: 26.9
 1. Moore, Aguilas26.9 
 2. Givens, Piratas25.7 
 3. Crawford, Aguilas22.5 
 4. Ortiz, Fast Break22.3 
 5. Smith, Sabios21.0 
 6. Roberson, Condores19.3 
 7. Coombs, Sabios19.0 
 8. McCoy, Condores16.6 
 9. Carraway, Cimar.16.5 
 10. Torres, Condores15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karl MOORE
  Aguilas
  (203-PF-87)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Moore, Aguilas13.8 
 2. Hernandez, Cimar.10.8 
 3. Romero, Piratas10.3 
 4. Almanza, Condores10.2 
 5. Sandidge, Aguilas9.8 
 6. Perez, Academia9.8 
 7. Romero, Piratas8.7 
 8. Quinones, Academia8.3 
 9. Julio, Fast Break7.3 
 10. Coombs, Sabios7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Tyler MURRAY
  Academia
  (195-PG-90)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Murray, Academia5.6 
 2. McCoy, Condores5.4 
 3. Smith, Sabios5.0 
 4. Velandia, Aguilas5.0 
 5. Medina, Piratas4.9 
 6. Granados, Academia4.8 
 7. Moreno, Cimarrones4.7 
 8. Wormely, Caciques4.5 
 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.1.6 
 6. McCoy, Condores1.6 
 7. Crawford, Aguilas1.5 
 8. Carraway, Cimar.1.5 
 9. Rivera, Sabios1.5 
 10. Murray, Academia1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Divier PEREZ
  Academia
  (201-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Perez, Academia1.6 
 2. Jones, Sabios1.4 
 3. Sandidge, Aguilas1.3 
 4. Crawford, Aguilas1.1 
 5. Quinones, Academia1.1 
 6. Hinestroza-J., Fast B.1.0 
 7. Romero, Piratas0.9 
 8. Hernandez, Cimar.0.9 
 9. Givens, Piratas0.8 
 10. Mendoza, Piratas0.7 


PBD Round 28: Fast Break edges Cimarrones by two points - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in Liga DirecTV just ended.

Third-ranked Cimarrones (17-11) made lots of trouble for first ranked Fast Break (27-1) in Bogota on Saturday. Fast Break managed to secure only two-point victory 75-73. However their fans expected easier game. The former international guard Stalin Ortiz (190-81, college: Valparaiso) fired 23 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American guard Michael Sneed (196-82, college: Texas Southern) chipped in 13 points and 11 rebounds. Fast Break's coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. The former international swingman Eleutherio Renteria (194-81) produced 19 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Newly promoted Fast Break maintains first position with 27-1 record. Cimarrones at the other side keep the third place with 11 games lost.
Bottom-ranked Patriotas managed to get the second consecutive victory. This time they won against seventh-ranked Sabios in Boyaca 76-67. Worth to mention a great performance of American Karl Moore (203-87, college: Culver Stockton) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Frisco Sandidge contributed with 7 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Patriotas' coach Kevin Magdowski allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Naturalized American guard Ricardo Rivera (190-91, college: Voorhees) replied with 26 points and 8 assists for Sabios. Patriotas (7-21) moved-up to seventh place. Sabios lost eighth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom position with 19 games lost. They share it with Piratas.
The game in Bogota was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Condores (14-14) played at the court of 6th ranked Piratas (9-19). Condores managed to secure a 4-point victory 111-107 on Sunday. Worth to mention a great performance of Sian Morgan who helped to win the game recording 29 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Condores' coach Tomas Diaz used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side Brandon Givens responded with 39 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Condores maintains fourth position with 14-14 record. Piratas lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 19 games lost. They share the position with Sabios.
The game in Valleduparnga was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Academia (18-10) played at the court of 5th ranked Caciques (11-17). Academia managed to secure a 6-point victory 77-71. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Caciques. The winners were led by Beyckar Aguaslimpias who scored that evening 16 points and 8 rebounds. Caciques' coach Bernardo Gonzalez rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending champion maintains second position with 18-10 record having nine points less than leader Fast Break. Caciques at the other side keep the fifth place with 17 games lost.

The best stats of 28th round was 21 points and 9 rebounds by Miguel Bermudez of Caciques.

Piratas - Condores 107-111

The game in Bogota was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Condores (14-14) played at the court of 6th ranked Piratas (9-19). Condores managed to secure a 4-point victory 111-107 on Sunday. Condores made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Sian Morgan who helped to win the game recording 29 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and American forward Lamar Roberson (203-86, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Interlace Hoops) who added 27 points and 4 assists during the contest. Condores' coach Tomas Diaz used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side American guard Brandon Givens (198-87, college: NC-Wesleyan) responded with 39 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international power forward Jairo Mendoza (203-85, college: New Orleans) produced a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds. Five Condores and four Piratas players scored in double figures. Condores maintains fourth position with 14-14 record. Piratas lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 19 games lost. They share the position with Sabios.
Top scorers:
Piratas: B.Givens 39+6reb+5ast, V.Lans 25+10reb+1ast, J.Mendoza 25+10reb+1ast, E.Romero 10+10reb+4ast, D.Hernandez 8+8reb+8ast, J.Sandoval 0
Condores: S.Morgan 29+9reb+5ast, L.Roberson 27+4reb+4ast, L.Almanza 14+9reb+4ast, R.McCoy 14+7reb+5ast, H.Diaz 12+3reb+3ast, L.Hernandez 8+1ast
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Caciques - Academia 71-77

The game in Valleduparnga was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Academia (18-10) played at the court of 5th ranked Caciques (11-17). Academia managed to secure a 6-point victory 77-71. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Caciques. The winners were led by the former international power forward Beyckar Aguaslimpias (204-88) who scored that evening 16 points and 8 rebounds and the former international power forward Divier Perez (201-89) supported him with 10 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Academia players scored in double figures. Even 21 points and 9 rebounds by Miguel Bermudez did not help to save the game for Caciques. Naturalized Venezuelan point guard Fernando Lucena (185-86) added 21 points for lost side. Caciques' coach Bernardo Gonzalez rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending champion maintains second position with 18-10 record having nine points less than leader Fast Break. Caciques at the other side keep the fifth place with 17 games lost.
Top scorers:
Caciques: M.Bermudez 21+9reb+2ast, F.Lucena 21+3reb+2ast, B.Provost 13+5reb+4ast, M.Story 6+4reb+3ast, N.Galvis 4+5reb, M.Parra 4+5reb+1ast
Academia: S.Granados 20+2ast, B.Aguaslimpias 16+8reb, D.Perez 10+9reb+4ast, G.Bacci 10+8reb+2ast, T.Murray 9+9reb+3ast, J.Fajardo 8+2reb+2ast
gschID: 547298


Fast Break - Cimarrones 75-73

Third-ranked Cimarrones (17-11) made lots of trouble for first ranked Fast Break (27-1) in Bogota on Saturday. Fast Break managed to secure only two-point victory 75-73. However their fans expected easier game. The former international guard Stalin Ortiz (190-81, college: Valparaiso) fired 23 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American guard Michael Sneed (196-82, college: Texas Southern) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. Sneed is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Fast Break's coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. The former international swingman Eleutherio Renteria (194-81) produced 19 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Salomon Mosquera (179-81) added 15 points and 8 assists respectively for lost side. Four Cimarrones players scored in double figures. Newly promoted Fast Break maintains first position with 27-1 record. Cimarrones at the other side keep the third place with 11 games lost.
Top scorers:
Cimarrones: E.Renteria 19+6reb, A.Carraway 17+2reb+1ast, S.Mosquera 15+2reb+8ast, J.Hernandez 11+9reb+1ast, J.Rodriguez 9+9reb+5ast, D.Hinestroza 2
Fast Break: S.Ortiz 23+5reb, M.Sneed 13+11reb+2ast, H.Uhegwu 10+3reb+1ast, M.Hinestroza Javes 8+6reb+4ast, D.Crockrell 7+5reb+4ast, L.Julio 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 547295


Aguilas - Sabios 76-67

Bottom-ranked Patriotas managed to get the second consecutive victory. This time they won against seventh-ranked Sabios in Boyaca 76-67. Worth to mention a great performance of American Karl Moore (203-87, college: Culver Stockton) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 4 assists. The other American import forward Frisco Sandidge (198-87, college: Delaware St.) contributed with 7 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Patriotas' coach Kevin Magdowski allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Naturalized American guard Ricardo Rivera (190-91, college: Voorhees) replied with 26 points and 8 assists and Santiago Betancur added 13 points in the effort for Sabios. Patriotas (7-21) moved-up to seventh place. Sabios lost eighth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom position with 19 games lost. They share it with Piratas.
Top scorers:
Sabios: R.Rivera 26+3reb+8ast, S.Betancur 13+2reb+2ast, J.Velez 8+8reb, D.Castro 7+1reb+1ast, M.Garces 4+5reb, E.Naranjo 3+5reb+1ast
Aguilas: K.Moore 35+11reb+4ast, O.Fonseca 12+3reb+2ast, F.Sandidge 7+9reb+3ast, J.Sanchez 6+4reb+1ast, J.Velandia 5+5reb+4ast, J.Pardo 5+3reb+4ast
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Colombian Liga DirecTV round 27 best performance: Karl Moore - by Eurobasket News

American Power forward Karl Moore (203-PF-87) put on an amazing game in the last round for Aguilas, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 27.
The 30-year old player had a double-double of 29 points and 20 rebounds, while his team beat Sabios (#7, 9-19) 88-74. Aguilas maintains the 8th position in Colombian Liga DirecTV. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked at the very bottom. They already lost 21 games and recorded just seven victories. Moore has many years of experience at Aguilas, through which he has constantly improved. Former Culver Stockton College star has very solid stats this year. Moore is league's best scorer averaging so far 26.9ppg and leads league in rebounds with 13.8rpg. Moore is in league's top in and averages impressive 56.6% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 31-year old American Lamar Roberson (203-F-86, agency: Interlace Hoops) of Condores. Roberson had a very good evening with 27 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. It was enough for Condores to edge slightly lower-ranked Piratas (#6, 9-19) 99-96. Condores' 4th position in the standings has not changed. His team's 14-14 record is not bad at all. Roberson is one of the most experienced players at Condores and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.3ppg (#6). He also registered 5.3 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was forward John Velez (202-F-83) of Sabios (#7). Velez got into 30-points club by scoring 31 points in the last round. He went also for eleven rebounds . Despite Velez's great performance Sabios lost 74-88 to slightly lower-ranked Aguilas (#8, 7-21). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Sabios not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 19 games, recording just nine victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Velez could try to bring Sabios' a little bit higher in the standings. Velez has a very solid season. In 25 games in Colombia he scored 9.6ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ryan McCoy (183-PG-87) of Condores - 23 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Brandon Givens (198-G-87) of Piratas - 36 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Dermaine Crockrell (185-G-89) of Fast Break - 12 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists
7. Luis Almanza (196-F-91) of Condores - 20 points and 11 rebounds
8. David Hernandez (172-PG-96) of Piratas - 27 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Miguel Bermudez) of Caciques - 19 points and 8 rebounds
10. Tyler Murray (195-PG-90) of Academia - 14 points, 14 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)



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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  CROATIA  


Anwil keeps Josip Sobin for another season - by Greg

Anwil Wloclawek (PLK) re-signed 28-year old Croatian international center Josip Sobin (203-89, agency: Alti Sport). He played there last season. In 37 PLK games he averaged 10.9ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg. Sobin helped them to win the regular season. They also played in the Cup final. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Sobin played at Baloncesto Fuenlabrada in Spanish Liga Endesa where in 36 games he had 6.5ppg and 3.1rpg.
Sobin has played also professionally for other Croatian teams like KK Split, KK_Zadar and Trogir.

Anwil Wloclawek roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kamil Laczynski
Myles McKay

Forwards:
Pawel Leonczyk
Michal Nowakowski
Jaroslaw Zyskowski

Center:
Josip Sobin

Coach: Igor Milicic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bakken keeps Christoffersen for another season - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Bakken Bears (Ligaen) re-signed experienced 38-year old former international center Chris Christoffersen (218-130kg-79, college: Oregon). He has played there for the last ten seasons. In 33 Ligaen games he recorded 4.2ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.0bpg last season. Christoffersen helped them to win the league title. He also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 4.0ppg and 4.8rpg.
Among other achievements Christoffersen received Eurobasket.com Danish Ligaen All-Domestic Players Team award back in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2013. He was a member of Danish Senior National Team between 2004 and 2011.
Christoffersen is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to six different countries on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Christoffersen has played previously professionally in Australia (Tigers), Finland (Namika Lr), Italy, Sweden (Sodertalje Kings), D-League (Fayetteville P.) and NBDL (Charleston L.).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Bakken.
Christoffersen attended University of Oregon until 2002 and it will be his 16th (!!!) season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: A strong post player, who can really fill the paint, and who' s yet improving his skills; runs incredibly well the court for a so big man, and has great upside;.

Bakken Bears roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Darko Jukic
Devaughn Akoon-Purcell

Centers:
Chris Christoffersen
Brandon Bolden

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stats Leaders - LIDOBA

Points Per Game
 Gerardo SUERO
  Indios SFM
  (196-G-89)
  Avg: 26.2
 1. Suero, Indios SFM26.2 
 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 SD17.8 
 10. Rhett, Leones SD16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jhonatan ARAUJO
  Leones SD
  (208-C-96)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Araujo, Leones SD9.9 
 2. Williams, Titanes .9.7 
 3. Shannon, Indios S.8.9 
 4. Jones, Huracanes PP8.6 
 5. Santana, Titanes .8.4 
 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 SD5.6 
 3. De-Leon, Metros S.5.0 
 4. Soliman, Caner.4.9 
 5. Suero, Indios SFM4.9 
 6. Fortuna, Leones SD3.8 
 7. Glenn, Metros S.3.6 
 8. Carter, Huracane.3.5 
 9. Ruiz, Soles SD3.4 
 10. Fortuna, Titanes .3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Elpidio FORTUNA
  Leones SD
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Fortuna, Leones SD2.0 
 2. Jones, Huracanes PP1.8 
 3. Suero, Indios SFM1.8 
 4. Valdez, Huracane.1.7 
 5. Beidler, Huracane.1.6 
 6. De-Leon, Metros S.1.5 
 7. Suero, Indios SFM1.4 
 8. Gilder, Caneros LR1.4 
 9. Fortuna, Titanes .1.3 
 10. Santana, Titanes .1.3 
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. Shannon, Indios S.1.1 
 5. Vargas, Metros S.1.1 
 6. Nunez, Metros S.1.1 
 7. Santana, Titanes .0.9 
 8. Rhett, Leones SD0.9 
 9. Glenn, Metros S.0.8 
 10. Williams, Titanes .0.8 


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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  DR CONGO  


Christian Eyenga signs at Fuenlabrada - by Eurobasket News

Montakit Fuenlabrada (Liga Endesa) landed 28-year old Congolese small forward Christian Eyenga (201-95kg-89) from Unicaja. Eyenga managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 6 Liga Endesa games in Spain he averaged 9.7ppg and 3.3rpg. He also played that season for Openjobmetis VA in Italian Serie A where in 29 games he had 12.6ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention. Eyenga also played 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 13.3ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.2apg.
In 2009 Eyenga was drafted by Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA) in first round (30th overall).
He won NBA Pacific Division championship title in 2012.
Eyenga 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, Asian and of course North American leagues. Eyenga has played previously professionally in China (Brave Dragons), Poland (Stelmet and PGE Turow), NBA (LA Lakers), Spain (Joventut), Italy (Banco di Srd and Fiat Torino) and NBA G League (Texas Legends, Los Angeles D-Fenders and Canton Charge).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: (by Stevan Petrovic for NBADraft.net in 2009)
Possesses solid outside range out to 3pt (34% from 3PT). If he hits first few shots from the perimeter in a row he gets very confident and he is very difficult to guard ... Eyenga has good balance in his offensive game and almost the same number of outside shots as well as free-throws.
Eyenga is still a raw player offensively and still has trouble beating defenders off the dribble ... He is too predictable at times and drives to his right most of the time ... He still has lots of room to improve in these areas
.

Montakit Fuenlabrada roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marko Popovic
Gregory Vargas

Forward:
Christian Eyenga

Center:
Emir Sulejmanovic

Coach: Nestor Garcia

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EBL  


Elite adds McClure to their roster, ex Igokea - by Eurobasket News

Arkansas Elite added to their roster 26-year old guard Deshone McClure (190-79kg-91, college: Cent.Arkansas). The last time (14-15) he played at Igokea in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I.
Three years ago McClure was drafted by Texas Legends (D-League) in fifth round (80th overall).
The former Central Arkansas standoutis in his fourth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others McClure won Bosnia and Herzegovina Cup in 2015.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Twin Lakers cruise to season-opening victory - by Eurobasket News

The Mountain Home Twin Lakers semi-professional basketball team started its season on a winning note with a 157-128 victory over the Arkansas Lightning on Saturday night at The Hangar. Former Arkansas Razorback Marcus Britt (6'3''-G-88) poured in 57 points on 13-of-18 3-point shooting, and he also added eight rebounds and six steals. The Twin Lakers took a lead of 41-22 after one quarter and led by as many as 37 at one point. Derrick Rolls added 26 points off the bench for Mountain Home, while Zachary Bush netted 26 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks. Mario Caffey notched 15 points and six assists, and KynnDale Prather totaled 10 points and dished out 15 assists. The Twin Lakers travel to Greenville, Miss., on Aug. 6 to meet the Greenville Blazers for their final nonconference game.
Courtesy of: baxterbulletin.com



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  EGYPT  


China beats Egypt for 3rd place at Stankovic Cup - by Eurobasket News

Team Red of the Chinese men's basketball national team beat Egypt 90-64 to win the third place at the Stankovic Continental Cup 2017 here on Sunday, while Germany defeated Croatia 69-65 for the championship title. China, who edged out Egypt by 71-70 on Thursday, used a 15-0 run in the middle of the first quarter to set up a lead of 15 points after that period. The host enlarged the lead to 19 before the halftime. In their first meet on Thursday, China led as many as 17 points in the match but almost got defeated by the Egyptians. And the visiting team almost repeated that in today's match. A 7-2 run and another 10-2 in the third quarter cut China's lead to only eight and forced Li Nan, head coach of the Team Red to call to timeout. Things got improved after the timeout as the Chinese answered with a 8-1 run. From then on, the Egyptians never got the chance to close the gap and could only see the Chinese secured the victory with a lead of 26 points. "We did cut the lead with some points when we were falling behind." said Amr Abou Elkhir, head coach of the Egypt team, "But the Chinese team did better job today to stop us. And my team made some mistakes, which caused us the match." All 11 Chinese players except Yuan Shuai (190-PG-94) had scores while Zhelin Wang (215-PF-94) led the team with a match-high 18 points. Haytham Khalifa led Ehypt with 16. "We did better in both defense and offense than we did in the last match against Germany." said Li Nan. "I asked my players to put more pressure on our opponents and we had 16 steals in the match, which gave us lots fastbreak chances. And we did great in defense as we outrebounded 36-26. We are improving from every match."
In Sunday's final, Germany came from behind to beat Croatia 69-65 to win the title. Robin Amaize (188-SG-94) of Germany was rewarded the MVP trophy of the tournament.
Courtesy of: xinhuanet.com



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  EL SALVADOR  


Raymond Miller joins Quezaltepeque - by Eurobasket News

Quezaltepeque Biomedical (Liga MB) agreed terms with 29-year old American power forward Raymond Miller (204-103kg-88, college: CS Fullerton) from Halcones. In 24 Liga MB games in El Salvador he had very impressive stats: 15.8ppg, 15.4rpg (#4 in the league), 2.1apg and 4.2bpg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was selected Latinbasket.com All-El Salvador Liga Mayor Torneo Apertura Center of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team.
Miller played in the final of El Salvador Liga Mayor Clausura in 2016.
He is quite experienced player. Miller's career allowed him to visit four different continents. He tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. Miller has played previously professionally in Germany (BG 89 Rotenburg/Scheessel), Honduras (Banco Atlantida), Oman (As Seeb) and MPBA (Bloomington Express and Chicago Windy City Groove).
He attended California State University, Fullerton until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @LMBestadisticas)

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  ESTONIA  


Estonia U18 celebrate Baltic Cup title - by Eurobasket News

Estonia U18 celebrated Baltic Cup title at home tournament. They posted three wins over their opponents. In Day 1 they beat Finland U18 83-65 and then overcame Lithuania U18 73-70. In the last game Estonia U18 posted a decisive 75-71 narrow win over Latvia U18. Sten Saaremael (186-G-99) top-cored for the winners with 11 points and Henri Drell (200-SF-00) added 10. Armands Berkis (205-C-00) finished the night with 18 points in a loss, whilst Davids Atelbauers (182-SG-99) netted 8.


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  EUROCUP  


Ratiopharm inks Toure Murry, ex Yesilgiresun - by Eurobasket News

Ratiopharm Ulm (BBL) agreed terms with 28-year old American guard Toure Murry (196-91kg-89, college: Wichita State). He played last season at Yesilgiresun in Turkish BSL league, but left the team in Feb.'17. In 6 games he had 8.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 3.0apg and 1.2spg.
In 2012 Murry was drafted by Austin Toros (D-League) as #1 pick overall.
He attended Wichita State and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Murry has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won D-League Central Division championship title in 2016. Murry was also voted USBasket.com D-League All-Defensive 2nd Team back in 2013.
He has played also professionally in Israel (Hapoel Tel Aviv), NBA (Utah Jazz, New York Knicks, Washington Wizards and Minnesota Timberwolves) and NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce, Salt Lake City Stars, Texas Legends, Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Erie Bay Hawks).

Ratiopharm Ulm roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Toure Murry
Ismet Akpinar
Marcell Pongo

Forwards:
Ryan Thompson
Luke Harangody
Da'Sean Butler

Centers:
Tim Ohlbrecht
Till Pape

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

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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  EUROLEAGUE  


DeAndre Kane (ex Sevilla) could join Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) is close to sign 28-year old American guard DeAndre Kane (193-91kg-89, college: Iowa State, agency: BeoBasket) who played last time at Betis Energia Plus Sevilla in Spain. Kane managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 5 Liga Endesa games he recorded 9.0ppg, 7.2rpg and 2.2apg. He also spent pre-season at RETAbet (also in Liga Endesa) in Spanish that year. The other team Kane played that season for was BC Nizhny Novgorod in Russian league where in 14 Eurocup games he averaged impressive 16.8ppg, 7.6rpg, 4.3apg and 1.5spg. He also played 17 games in VTB United League where he had very remarkable stats: 15.9ppg, 7.0rpg, 3.6apg and 2.2spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to VTB United League All-Star Game.
Kane has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Among other achievements his college team won Big 12 Tournament in 2014. Kane received also All-Big 12 Newcomer of the Year award back in 2014.
He is a very experienced player. Kane has played also professionally in Belgium (Antwerp Giants), Germany (ratiopharm Ulm), Israel (Hapoel Eilat) and Russia (Krasny Oktyabr).
He attended Iowa State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michael Roll
Pierre Jackson
John DiBartolomeo

Forwards:
Karam Mashour
DeShaun Thomas
Itay Segev
Jake Cohen
Jonah Bolden

Center:
Alex Tyus

Coach: Arik Shivek

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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Sviatoslav MYKHAILIUK
  UKR
  (203-G-97)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Mykhailiuk, UKR20.4 
 2. Popovic, MNT18.4 
 3. Echodas, LTU17.1 
 4. Yurtseven, TUR17.0 
 5. Birutis, LTU17.0 
 6. Hlinason, ISL16.7 
 7. Zoosman, ISR16.3 
 8. Wagner, GER16.1 
 9. Blatt, ISR16.0 
 10. Marinkovic, SRB15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Simon BIRGANDER
  SWE
  (211-F/C-97)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Birgander, SWE13.8 
 2. Popovic, MNT12.2 
 3. Hlinason, ISL11.6 
 4. Yurtseven, TUR11.4 
 5. Sjoberg, SWE9.0 
 6. Echodas, LTU8.9 
 7. Okeke, ITA8.1 
 8. Birutis, LTU8.1 
 9. Skapintsev, UKR8.0 
 10. Noua, FRA7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Tamir BLATT
  (180-PG-97)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Blatt, ISR10.1 
 2. Beliauskas, LTU6.3 
 3. Garcia, ESP5.6 
 4. Sisko, SLO5.3 
 5. Beyschlag, GER5.3 
 6. Peno, SRB5.0 
 7. Korkmaz, TUR4.8 
 8. Birkans, LAT4.7 
 9. Mykhailiuk, UKR4.4 
 10. Bakic, MNT4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Furkan KORKMAZ
  TUR
  (198-G-97)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Korkmaz, TUR2.6 
 2. Wagner, GER2.6 
 3. Koniaris, GRE2.4 
 4. Zotov, UKR2.3 
 5. Zoosman, ISR1.9 
 6. Mykhailiuk, UKR1.7 
 7. Thorbjarnars., ISL1.7 
 8. Sisko, SLO1.7 
 9. Beyschlag, GER1.6 
 10. Yilmaz, TUR1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Tryggvi HLINASON
  ISL
  (215-C-97)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Hlinason, ISL3.1 
 2. Yurtseven, TUR2.1 
 3. Durmaz, TUR2.1 
 4. Cekic, MNT1.9 
 5. Simanic, SRB1.8 
 6. Birutis, LTU1.7 
 7. Macura, SLO1.6 
 8. Birgander, SWE1.6 
 9. Tote, ITA1.4 
 10. Tkachenko, UKR1.3 


Greece celebrate title in Crete - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
Greece - Israel 65-56
Greece celebrated Gold in Crete. The Hellenes prevailed against Israel to clinch the title. Antonios Koniaris (196-PG-97) came up with 15 points to lead the champions. Israel silenced the home crowd with a 16:9 start to the game. But Greece quickly picked up the tempo. The Hellenes went on a 17:7 run in the second term to gain a 26:23 halftime lead. Greece poured in 22 points in the third quarter to gain a 7-point lead. The home side kept Israel at distance throughout the final period and rolled to the triumph. Michail Lountzis (196-PG-98) provided 12 points, while Vasileios Charalampopoulos (205-SF-97) had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Yovel Zoosman (199-G/F-98) responded with 23 points and 7 rebounds for Israel.
3-4 Place
Spain - France 58-72
France stepped onto the pedestal in Greece. They stormed past Spain in the consolation final. Amine Noua (202-PF-97, agency: BeoBasket) posted 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead les Bleues. France accounted for a 39:25 halftime advantage. Spain narrowed the distance in the third term. But France limited their opponents to just 11 points in the final stanza and raced to the victory. Darel Poirier (208-C-97, agency: Octagon Europe) had 14 points for France. Jonathan Barreiro (205-F-97) banked in 17 points for Spain.

5-6 Place
Lithuania - Serbia 86-102
Serbia claimed the fifth position at the tournament. They beat Lithuania in the final game in Crete. Milos Glisic (206-PF-98) scored 22 points to pace the winners. Serbia unloaded 48 points in the first half to take an 11-point lead. Serbia dropped 54 points in the second half to ease to the win. Slobodan Jovanovic (193-SG-97) had 21 points for the winners. Laurynas Birutis (213-C/F-97) answered with 21 points for Lithuania.

7-8 Place
Germany - Iceland 79-73
Germany outscored Iceland to finish 7th in Crete. Moritz Wagner (208-F-97) recorded 32 points and 6 rebounds to pace the winners. Iceland enjoyed a 20:10 lead after the first term. But Germany picked up the tempo in the next periods. They surged ahead in the third term and protected the advantage throughout the final stanza. Richard Freudenberg (206-F-98) had 14 points in the victory. Tryggvi Hlinason (215-C-97) banked in 23 points for Iceland.

9-10 Place
Turkey - Ukraine 85-82
Turkey topped Ukraine to earn the 9th position in Crete. Omer Yurtseven (213-C-98) and Furkan Korkmaz (198-G-97) scored 23 points each to lead the winners. Turkey secured a 47:43 halftime lead. Ukraine snatched a narrow lead heading into the fourth term. But Turkey went on a strong late rally to sneak past their opponents. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (203-G-97) delivered 24 points, 9 rebounds and 9 boards for Ukraine.
11-12 Place
Montenegro - Sweden 65-61
Montenegro claimed the 11th overall position after they edged Sweden. Filip Bakic (193-G-97) came up with 21 points to lead the winners. Sweden dominated throughout the first half. The Scandinavian team recorded a 30:21 halftime lead. But Montenegro shifted the gear in the second half. They drained 44 points in the second part of the game to snatch a tough win. Milic Starovlah had 14 points for the winners. Nils Johansson (198-SG-97) responded with 17 points for Sweden.

13-14 Place
Slovenia - Italy 52-69
Italy beat Slovenia to remain in Division A. Davide Moretti (188-PG-98) came up with 30 points to lead the Azzurri to the crucial win in Crete. Italy posted a 34:29 halftime lead. They stayed in charge throughout the third term. Italy secured a 6-point lead at the final intermission. They held Slovenia to just 4 points in the final period and raced to the win. Leonardo Tote (209-C/F-97) produced 22 points and 10 rebounds in the victory. Urban Durnik (201-PF-97) responded with 15 points and 7 rebounds for Slovenia.

15-16 Place
Latvia - Czech Republic 77-80
Czech Republic fired past Latvia to wrap up their disappointing Division A campaign on a winning note. Martin Roub scored 20 points to lead the effort. Latvia enjoyed a 40:37 halftime advantage. But Czech Republic used a 22:16 run in the fourth term to snatch the victory. Ondrej Sehnal (183-PG-97) had 11 points for the winners. Rihards Berzins (207-PF-97) and Eduards Hazners (192-G-97) topscored with 14 points each for Latvia.



Division B. Romania, Croatia and Great Britain earn promotion - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
Romania - Croatia 80-67
Romania celebrated Division B title. They overcame Croatia in Final tonight. Emanuel Cate (206-C-97) stepped up with another MVP performance as he tallied 20 points and 14 rebounds for the champions. Croatia eked out an 18:16 lead after ten minutes. They extended the margin at 7-point mark 33:26 at the interval. Romania however turned the tables in the second half. They went on a 26:11 run in the third term to take a comfortable lead. Romania sank 28 points in the fourth period to celebrate the trophy. Tudor Gheorghe (184-PG-97) provided 16 points, 8 assists and 4 rebounds in the win. Roko Badzim (197-G-97, agency: XL Basketball Agency) notched 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for Croatia.
3-4 Place
United Kingdom - Russia 81-65
Great Britain clinched Division A promotion. They held off Russia to earn the third position in Oradea. Akwasi Yeboah (198-G/F-97) stepped up with 22 points to pace the winning side. Great Britain dominated in the first half. They established a 41:29 halftime advantage. They poured in 27 points in the final term to race to the crucial win. RJ Eytle-Rock (192-SG-98) delivered 14 points in the victory. Agasiy Tonoyan (202-F-98) responded with 13 points for Russia.

5-6 Place
Poland - Belgium 76-57
Poland earned the fifth position at the tournament. They beat Belgium behind 18 points from Aleksander Dziewa (207-C/F-97). Poland earned a 21:11 lead after ten minutes. They followed with a 22:12 run in the final quarter to seal the win. Daniel Golebiowski (196-G/F-98) chipped in 12 points for the winners. Sigfredo Casero-Ortiz (185-PG-97) responded with 21 points for Belgium.

7-8 Place
Georgia - Portugal 61-53
Georgia outscored Portugal to end up in the seventh place. Alexandre Pevadze (202-F-98) produced 17 points to lead the winning side. Georgia posted a 36:21 halftime lead. Portugal narrowed the deficit in the second half but could not avoid the loss. Goga Bitadze (211-C/F-99) tossed in 14 points and collected 9 rebounds for the winners. Diogo Araujo, Pedro Oliveira (204-C-00) and Nuno Sa (200-F-97) responded with 11 points each for Portugal.

9-10 Place
Holland - Finland 66-85
Finland outgunned Netherlands in Oradea. Lasse Gummerus (200-F-97) and Edon Maxhuni (186-PG-98) produced 17 points each to lead the effort. Finland went on a 28:10 run in the second term to gain a 15-point halftime lead. Finland poured in 25 points in the third quarter to open a 20-point advantage. They maintained the lead throughout the final stanza to lead the charge. Hannes Polla (212-C-98) had 15 points in the victory. Marijn Ververs (192-G-98) responded with 16 points for Netherlands.
11-12 Place
Kosovo - Hungary 53-78
Hungary outscored Kosovo to secure the 11th position in the ladder. Csaba Kucsora (190-G-98) recorded 20 points for the winners. Hungary recorded a 37:26 halftime advantage. Hungary went on a 24:10 run in the third term to clear off for good. Gaspar Kerpel and Akos Nemeth tossed in 11 points apiece in the win. Valon Bunjaku (198-SF-98) replied with 17 points and 7 rebounds for Kosovo.

13-14 Place
Albania - FYR Macedonia 65-71
FYR Macedonia occupied the 13th position in Oradea. They knocked down Albania in the final day. Viktor Efremovski (191-SF-98) posted 30 points to pace the winners. Albania grabbed a 15:7 lead after ten minutes. FYR Macedonia however responded with a 26:16 run in the second term to surge ahead. The seesaw action continued in the third term. Albania pulled ahead in the third term but not for long. FYR Macedonia went on a 22:13 run in the final stanza to snatch the win. Damjan Robev (193-G/F-97) and Andrej Maslinko (208-SF-97, agency: BeoBasket) had 14 points each for the winners. Daniel Lekndreaj (192-F-97) responded with 17 points for Albania.

15-16 Place
Slovakia - Belarus 61-92
Belarus cruised past Slovakia to earn the 15th position. Denis Vikentsyeu (203-F/C-98) posted 21 points and 20 rebounds for the winners. Slovakia enjoyed a 22:15 lead at the first break. But Belarus used a massive 33:8 run in the third term to surge ahead for good. Vlad Mikulskiy (192-G-98) tossed in 20 points for the winners. Lukas Bolek (194-SG-97) replied with 13 points for Slovakia.

17-18 Place
Armenia - Ireland 96-75
Armenia finished the championship on a high note. They edged Ireland to earn the 17th position. Steven Enoch (210-C-97) posted 30 points and 13 rebounds in the victory. Armenia jumped to a 28:10 lead after ten minutes. Armenia maintained the lead throughout the reminder of the contest and raced to the victory. Matthew Madoyan (195-F/G-97) had 16 points for the winners. Aidan Dunne responded with 18 points and 11 rebounds for Ireland.

19-20 Place
Azerbaijan - Malta 88-63
Azerbaijan cruised past Malta in Oradea tonight. Jordan Davis (193-G-97) notched 32 points and 10 rebounds in the victory. Malta stayed in front throughout the first half. They grabbed a 39:34 halftime lead. Azerbaijan however stepped on the gas in the second half. They unloaded 54 points in the second half to secure the winning outcome. Akbar Mammadov (202-F-99) had 21 points and 14 rebounds in the victory. Jacob Formosa (188-G-97) and Kurt Cassar (209-C-99) had 22 points each for Malta.



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

Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 1st Team 2017
Tamir Blatt
Blatt
Antonios Koniaris
Koniaris
Vasileios Charalampopoulos
Charalampopoulos
Amine Noua
Noua
Tryggvi Hlinason
Hlinason

Best Player: Vasileios Charalampopoulos (205-SF-97) of Greece
Best Guard: Tamir Blatt (180-PG-97) of Israel
Best Forward: Vasileios Charalampopoulos (205-SF-97) of Greece
Best Center: Tryggvi Hlinason (215-C-97) of Iceland

1st Team
PG: Tamir Blatt (180-PG-97) of Israel
PG: Antonios Koniaris (196-PG-97) of Greece
SF: Vasileios Charalampopoulos (205-SF-97) of Greece
PF: Amine Noua (202-PF-97) of France
C: Tryggvi Hlinason (215-C-97) of Iceland

2nd Team
G: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (6'8''-G-97) of Ukraine
SG: Vanja Marinkovic (198-SG-97) of Serbia
F/G: Santiago Yusta (200-F/G-97) of Spain
F: Moritz Wagner (6'10''-F-97) of Germany
C/F: Martynas Echodas (204-C/F-97) of Lithuania

Honorable Mention
Elie-Franck Okobo (191-PG-97) of France
Netanel Artzi (198-F-97) of Israel
Milos Glisic (206-PF-98) of Serbia
Laurynas Birutis (213-C/F-97) of Lithuania
Simon Birgander (211-F/C-97) of Sweden
Omer Yurtseven (7'0''-C-98) of Turkey
Milos Popovic (197-PF-98) of Montenegro
David Okeke (202-F/C-98) of Italy



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

Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B 1st Team 2017
Roko Badzim
Badzim
Nandor Kuti
Kuti
Akwasi Yeboah
Yeboah
Tim Lambrecht
Lambrecht
Emanuel Cate
Cate

Best Player: Emanuel Cate (206-C-97) of Romania
Best Guard: Roko Badzim (197-G-97) of Croatia
Best Forward: Akwasi Yeboah (6'6''-G/F-97) of England
Best Center: Emanuel Cate (206-C-97) of Romania

1st Team
G: Roko Badzim (197-G-97) of Croatia
SG: Nandor Kuti (197-SG-97) of Romania
G/F: Akwasi Yeboah (6'6''-G/F-97) of England
F/C: Tim Lambrecht (206-F/C-98) of Belgium
C: Emanuel Cate (206-C-97) of Romania

2nd Team
G: Jordan Davis (6'4''-G-97) of Azerbaidian
G: Diogo Brito (6'5''-G-97) of Portugal
SF: Andrej Maslinko (208-SF-97) of FYR-Macedonia
C/F: Aleksander Dziewa (207-C/F-97) of Poland
C: Steven Enoch (6'11''-C-97) of Armenia

Honorable Mention
Endar Poladkhanli (200-F/C-98) of Azerbaijan
Jacob Formosa (188-G-97) of Malta
Maksim Liutych (200-F-97) of Belarus
Daniel Lekndreaj (192-F-97) of Albania
Marek Dolezaj (202-SF-98) of Slovakia
Terrence Bieshaar (208-C-97) of Holland
Marcel Ponitka (195-G-97) of Poland
Timofey Gerasimov (195-G-97) of Russia
Mate Kalajzic (188-PG-98) of Croatia



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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.

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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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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Duzce Belediye signs Corin Henry, ex Evreux - by Eurobasket News

Duzce Belediye (TBL) signed 29-year old American point guard Corin Henry (178-88, college: Tarleton State, agency: Octagon Europe). He played last season at ALM Evreux Basket in French ProB. In 39 games he had very impressive stats: 16.1ppg, 2.9rpg, 5.3apg and 2.3spg. Henry helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-French ProB 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
The previous (2016) summer he played at Sabres in Australian SEABL where in 15 games he recorded 12.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.5apg and 1.5spg in 2016 season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Henry's team won LSC South Division Regular Season in 2011. He was also voted All-LSC LSC South Division Defensive Player of the Year back in 2011 at his college time.
Henry is quite experienced player. He has played in five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Henry has played previously professionally in Bulgaria (Rilski), Denmark (Naestved), New Zealand (Pistons), Sweden (KFUM Jamtland) and Australia (Kings).
He attended Tarleton State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

Duzce Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

Baris Yalman
Genco Ozan Dilik
Eren Ocakturk
Berkay Demirci
Ayberk Guleryuz
Corin Henry
Tamer Erden

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @OctagonBballEU)

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Zimmy Nwogbo (ex Platense) agreed terms with Brissac-Aubance - by Eurobasket News

Brissac-Aubance Basket (NM1) inked 26-year old American (has also Nigerian passport) forward Zimmy Nwogbo (201-98kg-91, college: Cedarville, agency: Duran International). He played most recently at Platense in Argentinian TNA league, but was released by the team in Jan.'17. In 10 games he recorded 14.3ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.0apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Nwogbo played at Castello in Spanish LEB Gold where in 27 games he averaged 9.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.1apg and 1.0spg.
He has played also professionally in Spain (Cocinas.com).
Nwogbo attended Cedarville University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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La Charite lands Austen Rowland - by Eurobasket News

La Charite Basket 58 landed experienced 36-year old American point guard Austen Rowland (186-85kg-81, college: Lehigh, agency: Inception Sports). He played most recently at Boulogne in French ProB. In 9 games he averaged 13.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 5.0apg and 1.2spg in 2015-16 season. NM2 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Rowland also played that season for Lapuan_Korikobrat in Finnish Korisliiga where in 13 games he had very impressive stats: 19.8ppg, 5.1rpg, 5.8apg and 1.6spg. The other team he played shortly was Kouvot (Korisliiga) in Finland. In 7 games he recorded 14.4ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.7apg and 1.4spg.
Among other achievements Rowland's team made it to the French Cup Final Four in 2013. He received also Eurobasket.com All-French ProB 2nd Team award back in 2014.
Rowland is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Austria (Furstenfeld Panthers), Germany (Gladiators, ratiopharm Ulm, Giessen 46ers and Science City Jena), France (ALM Evreux, Le Portel and Orchesien BC) and USBL Eastern Div. (Pennsylvania V).
Rowland is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at La Charite.
Rowland attended Lehigh University until 2004 and it will be his 14th (!!!) season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Thomas Stoll Pulls Another EX NBA Player From His Hat For ratiopharm Ulm With Toure Murry - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The ex NBA players continue to arrive in Ulm in droves as manager Thomas Stoll has done it again pulling another NBA trick out of his basketball magician's hat making the EasyCredit BBL in Germany a bit more visible again as he brought in the second ex NBA player this season after Luke Harangody with Toure Murry (196-G-89, college: Wichita St.) who stepped on the floor in the NBA 56 times. Murry is a 28 year old 196cm guard/forward from Houston, Texas that will play his sixth professional season and first in Germany. To Ulm he brings extensive NBA and European experience as he played for the New York Knicks, Utah Jazz and Washington Wizards and in Europe has showcased his basketball abilities in Israel and Turkey. Last season he played for Yesilgiresun Belediye (Turkey-BSL)playing 6 games avergaing 8.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 3.0apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 41.4%, 3PT: 26.3%, FT: 78.6%. "Toure is an unbelievable versatile player that can play three positions. He was looking for a stable position and I am confident that he will feel comfortable with us and blossom", warned head coach Thorsten Leibenath.

Murry started his basketball career at home in Texas at Klein Forest HS before heading out west to Wichita St. (NCAA) in 2008 where he would play an illustrious 4 year career there playing a total of 139 games and as a senior played 33 games avergaing 12.2ppg, 4.7rpg, 3.3apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 44.9%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 78.9%. He finished career at WSU ranked first overall in games played (139) and assists (430), second in steals (180) and 11th in points scored (1,539). His bests coring games as a senior were against Temple and N iowa where he nailed 24 points home.

He started his professional basketball career in 2012 with the NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas (Los Angeles Lakers) playing 4 games avergaing 2.5ppg, 1.8rpg. He was drafted by the Austin Toros (D-League, 1rd, 15). He then started his professional basketball career with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League) where he was a teammate with Tim Ohlbrecht and he played 52 gamesa vergaing 9.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.0apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 49.1%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 69.2%. In the summer of 2013 he was invited to the NBA Pro Summer League in Orlando (Houston Rockets) and Las Vegas (New York Knicks) playing 5 games avergaing 7.6ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.6apg, 1.2spg. In the 2013-2014 season he reached the NBA playing with the Erie Bay Hawks (D-League) and New York Knicks (NBA) playing 50 games avergaing 2.8ppg. In the 2014-2015 season he palyed with the Idaho Stampede (D-League) playing 7 games avergaing 13.6ppg, 5.6rpg, 4.4apg, 2.1spg, FGP: 46.8%, 3PT: 17.6%, FT: 70.6%, in Jan.'15 signed at Utah Jazz (NBA): 1 game: 0pts, released later that month, later that month signed at Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League) playing 16 games averaging 12.6ppg, 6.4rpg, 6.6apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 48.0%, 3PT: 28.0%, FT: 75.9%, in Mar.'15 signed at Washington Wizards (NBA) playing 3 games avergaing 2.0ppg. In the summer of 2015 he partcipated at the NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas (Washington Wizards) and then played with the Texas Legends (D-League) playing 36 games averaging 12.1ppg, 4.4rpg, 5.2apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 43.3%, 3PT: 33.5%, FT: 66.0%, in Mar.'16 signed at Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League): 16 games: 7.4ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 42.2%, FT: 47.1%. In the summer of 2016 he played at the NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas again this time with the (Minnesota Timberwolves) where he was a finalist playing 8 games avergaing 6.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.8apg, 1.3spg.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been MVC All-Newcomer Team -09, MVC All-Freshman Team -09, MVC Regular Season Runner-Up -10, 11, MVC Tournament Finalist -10, All-MVC Honorable Mention -10, 12, MVC All-Defensive Team -10, 12, MVC Tournament Semifinals -11, 12
All-MVC 2nd Team -11, NABC Division I All-District 16 2nd Team -11, NIT Champion -11, MVC Regular Season Champion -12, USBasket.com D-League All-Rookie 3rd Team -13, USBasket.com D-League All-Defensive 2nd Team -13, D-League West Conference Runner-Up -13, D-League Champion -13, 16
D-League Showcase Cup Winner -16, and D-League Central Division Champion -16.

Source:ratiopharm Ulm



Donte Nicholas Moves To Iserlohn - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro B team Iserlohn have completed their roster with Donte Nicholas (196-F-87, college: Fresno Pacific). Donte Nicholas is a 196cm swing man from Washington DC that carries extensive basketball experience having played in the States in various college leagues as well as a professional in Australia and Great Britain. He is 30 years old and last season balled for the Plymouth University Raiders (United Kingdom-BBL) playing 33 games averaging 15.3ppg, 6.7rpg, 3.4apg, Steals-5 (2.1spg), FGP: 54.7%, 3PT: 38.6%, FT: 75.8%. He brings the whole package for his size and position as he can fill up the stat sheet and is a brilliant defender and already has fascinated his new club with words. "My intensity is one of my biggest strengths in my game. I will do all I can for every second for the team to be successful", stressed Donte Nicholas. But his intelligent words of wisdom continue as he talks like a coach who has been around for 20 years. "A good team chemistry is the basis for teams to be able to play together successfully. As soon as the groove is there, there is no stopping the team. My goals with Iserlohn are simple. I want to win everything which is possible. I know that it is easier said than done, but if you don't want to be successful then you shouldn't compete", warned Donte Nicholas.

Last season with the Plymouth University Raiders (United Kingdom-BBL), the American scored in double figures in 27 games and had 20 points or more eight times. His best scoring games were against Newcastle with 30 and 26 points. He also had other top games scoring 23 points against the London Lions, 22 points against Surrey and 21 points against Leeds. He also registered trhee double doubles including a 16 point 17 rebound outburst against Leicester. His new team iserlohn are more than thrilled to have gotten such a talented player, but also a player with that winner mentality. "He is our third guy we have that has experience. I am thrilled that we could get him and I am sure that he will be one of the best players in the Pro B", warned Iserlohn manager Michael Dahmen.

The American started his basketball career at Oakton HS before embarking his college career and playing at three schools. His tour commenced at Montgomery College-Rockville CC (JUCO) in 2007 and then moved to Metro St. (NCAA2) and in his second year played 30 games averaging 10.3ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.6apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 56.4%, 3PT: 44.0%, FT: 66.7%. In his junior season at Metro St. (NCAA2) he played 31 games averaging 17.5ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.5apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 44.7%, 3PT: 38.9%, FT: 76.4%. He played his senior season at Fresno Pacific (NAIA) playing 21 games averaging 19.7ppg, 7.1rpg, 3.8apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 52.9%, 3PT: 32.6%, FT: 76.9%. He began his professional basketball career in 2013 with the Rockville Victors (APBL) averaging 25ppg, 7rpg, 4apg, 2spg, FGP: 60%. He then played two seaspns with the Albury Wodonga Bandits (Australia-SEABL) playing 25 games averaging 17.7ppg, 8.1rpg, 2.6apg, Steals-1 (2.9spg), FGP: 53.5%, 3PT: 37.7%, FT: 66.0% and in his second season played 26 games averaging 20.0ppg, 8.4rpg, 2.9apg, 2.6spg, FGP: 47.1%, 3PT: 29.2%, FT: 81.0%.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been RMAC East Division Regular Season Champion -09, RMAC Tournament Winner -09, 10
RMAC All-Tournament Team -09, 10, All-RMAC East Division 3rd Team -09, Daktronics NCAA Division II All-Central Region 2nd Team -10
RMAC East Division Regular Season Co-Champion -10, RMAC All-Tournament MVP -10, All-RMAC East Division 1st Team -10, APBL Patriot Div. Regular Season Champion -14, APBL Semifinals -14, Australian SEABL-East Regular Season Champion -15, Australian SEABL Finalist -15, and British BBL Trophy Finalist -17.

Source:Iserlohn







Dexter Hope signs with Rasta Vechta II - by Daniel Poerschke

Dexter Hope (185-PG-93), the former national team player of the Netherlands has signed a contract with 1.Regionalliga North club Rasta Vechta 2nd Team. Hope played last season with Aris Leeuwarden in the dutch Eredivisie and averaged 7.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.2apg and 1.1spg in 28 games. "I am happy to get such an experienced point guard to my team this year to lead our young squad", said Vechta Coach Hanno Stein. Hope last represented his Country in the qualification games to the Eurobasket in 2015.


Germany wins Stankovic Cup 2017 - by Eurobasket News

Germany University National Team won Stankovic Cup 2017. In the Final game they overcame Croatia 69:65.Germany grabbed an early 20-16 lead, but Croatia grabbed a narrow halftime advantage after a 17-12 rally in the second quarter. Moreover the latter increased to 7 points entering the last stanza with a 26-20 run in the third period. Germany needed a final 17-6 surge to seal the victory.
Tournament's MVP Robin Amaize (188-SG-94) top-scored for the winners with 17 points, while Sid-Marlon Theis (205-F/C-93) and Ismet Akpinar (190-PG-95, agency: BeoBasket) added 10 each. Ivan Buva (208-F/C-91) replied with 20 in a loss and Tomislav Zubcic (208-C/F-90) scored 14.



The Itzehoe Eagles Add Bulk With Daniel Boahene And Joachim Feimann - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro B team Itzehoe Eagles have added bulk upfront adding Germans Daniel Boahene (205-C-90) and Joachim Feiman. Boahene is a 27 year old 205cm center that retired from basketball, but couldn't resist joining Itzehoe after getting a phone call from head coach Pat Elzie who really wanted him. Boahene had always wanted to play under the coaching master and now will get that chance. Last season Boahene played for FC Schalke 04 (ProB) playing 17 games averaging 9.1ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 63.7%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 68.1% He was born in France, but has the German citizenship. He gained valuable expereince having played with teams like the Hannover Korbjaeger (2.Regionalliga), TSV Neustadt (2.Regionalliga) and BG Dorsten (Regionalliga). Last season in the Pro B, he scored in double figures seven times including one double double and had a 20 point game against Itzehoe and 16 point game against Oldenburg. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been German 2.Regionalliga (North-West Group) Champion -12, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group North) Regular Season Co-Champion -14, Eurobasket.com Regionalliga West All-Domestic Players Team -16, and German Regionalliga (West Group) Champion -16.

The club also added Joachim Feimann who is a 23 year old 204cm power forward/center who last season played with SKG Rossdorf Torros (2.Regionalliga) playing 13 games averaging 11.8ppg. He started his basketball career with TSV Quakenbruck, played with TSG Westerstede (2.Regionalliga) from 2011-2014 an dthen moved to TV Langen II (2.Regionalliga) in 2014 and played also at TV 1862 Langen (ProB) playing 3 games: 0pts, 1.7rpg. In 2015-2016 he stayed with TV 1862 Langen (Regionalliga) playing 24 games averaging 8.6ppg, 5.7rpg, FGP: 46.8%, FT: 52.9%. He was a German 2.Regionalliga (North-West Group) Runner-Up -12, 13, 14.

Source:Itzehoe Eagles



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.




FC Schalke Snap Up RJ Slawson - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro B team FC Schalke have added strength up front with R.J. Slawson (206-F-92, college: Jacksonville) The club adds vital experience to the roster as the American has played in countries like Spain, Sweden and Japan. Slawson is a 25 year old 206cm forward from Charleston, South Carolina that will be entering his fourth professional season. Last season he played with Tokyo Cinq Reves (Japan-B League D3) playing 38 games averaging 11.9ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.6apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 51.7%, 3PT: 26.5%, FT: 62.6%. Coach Wilder and Slawson had a few talks and both sides harmonized. "He can score under the basket and from outside. He has good atleticism, a good post up game and a solid shot from the mid distance and from outside. This combination makes it hard to read him on offense", stressed head coach Raphael Wilder.

Last season in Japan he scored in double figures in 24 games and registered 13 double doubles. He scored 20 points or more six times and his best scoring games were against Tokoyo HT, were he had 25, 24 and 23 point games. Slawson started his basketball career in 2010 with S.Carolina (NCAA) where he played 28 games avergaing 2.2ppg, 2.1rpg. In his second season at S.Carolina (NCAA) he played 31 games averaging 4.5ppg, 4.0rpg. As a junior at S.Carolina (NCAA) he played 32 games avergaing 4.2ppg, 3.3rpg. For his senior year he moved to Jacksonville (NCAA) playing 29 games: averaging 8.2ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.5bpg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 29.6%, FT: 70.7%. He started his professional basketball career in 2014 with Albacete Basket (Spain-EBA) playing avergaing 29 games: 17.1ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 54.7%, 3PT: 47.6%, FT: 75.8%, then moved to GIE Maile Matrix (UBA). In the 2015-2016 season he played for Hogsbo Basket Goteborg (Sweden-Basketettan) playing 22 games avergaing 20.7ppg, Reb-2 (12.1rpg), 1.5apg, Steals-5 (2.6spg), Blocks-3 (1.3bpg), FGP: 60.3%, 3PT: 35.0%, FT: 82.5%. "I am looking forward to the challenge and want to make my next step in my career and help my team as best possible to reach the playoffs", stressed RJ Slawson.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been USbasket.com All-UBA Final MVP -15, USbasket.com UBA All-Playoffs 1st Team -15, Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA Forward of the Year -15, Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA Import Player of the Year -15, Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA 1st Team -15, UBA Southern Conference Runner-Up -15, UBA Champion -15, Eurobasket.com All-Swedish BasketEttan Forward of the Year -16, Eurobasket.com All-Swedish BasketEttan 1st Team -16, Swedish BasketEttan Group South Regular Season Champion -16, and Swedish BasketEttan Runner-Up -16.

Source:FC Schalke



Rot Weiss Cuxhaven Add Fabian Ristau - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

A week ago it looked like new Pro B team Rot Weiss Cuxhaven had to close up shop, but they got the needed funding at the last minute and now not only will be able to play this season, but also add new players. They didn't waste anytime signing Fabian Ristau (189-G/F-89) Fabian Ristau is a 28 year old 189cm guard that comes from BG Karlsruhe (ProB). Last season in the Pro B he played 26 games avergaing 3,2ppg. "Fabian will have a different role than in Karlsruhe. We are very happy to be bale to work with him", stressed Knut Spreckelsen. Last season the German scored in double figures in two games producing 12 points against the Bayer Giants Leverkusen and Weissenhorn.

The German started his basketball career with USC Freiburg II where he played from 2010-2015. In the 2015-2016 season he played for KIT SC Karlsruhe (Regionalliga) playing 25 games avergaing 5.9ppg, 1.8rpg, FGP: 53.8%, 3PT: 39.2%, FT: 82.6%. "I am coming to Cuxhaven to have a new challenge. My main goal is to concentrate fully on basketball. I am very motivated to develop during the season and to help the etam be successful. I am looking forward to the season, city and fans", stressed Fabian Ristau

Source:Rot Weiss Cuxhaven








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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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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  GIBRALTAR  


Gibraltar U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Gibraltar U16 National Team 2017
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Rafael Aradas
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Mohamed El Yettefti
El Yettefti
Alejandro Garcia
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Sami Tunbridge
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Ethan Penfold
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1Badr Boulaich-Mesbahi 176-SF-02 GIB U16 NT Gibraltar
2John Cassaglia 174-SF-02 GIB U16 NT Gibraltar
9Rafael Aradas 188-G-01 GIB U16 NT Gibraltar
12Mohamed El Yettefti 196-F-01 GIB U16 NT Gibraltar
14Liam Santos 192-C-01 GIB U16 NT Gibraltar
16Alejandro Garcia 186-G-01 ULB OH!TELS Spain
24Sami Tunbridge 175-PG-01 GIB U16 NT Gibraltar
26Ethan Penfold 168-PG-01 GIB U16 NT Gibraltar
29Yassin Ben Youssef 162-PG-01 GIB U16 NT Gibraltar
30Jamie Mesilio 169-F-01 GIB U16 NT Gibraltar
31Haitham El Hichou 180-C-01 GIB U16 NT Gibraltar

Stuart Felice Head Coach
David Parody Assistant



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  GREECE  


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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  HAITI  


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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  HIGH SCHOOLS  


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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  HOLLAND  


Leeuwarden signs Nathaniel Musters - by Eurobasket News

Aris Leeuwarden (Eredivisie) signed 24-year old Australian center Nathaniel Musters (208-115kg-93, college: Lafayette). He plays this summer at Gladstone Port City Power in Australian QBL. In 11 games he had 7.5ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.3apg. The last season Musters played at Eanna (Super League) in Ireland where in 19 games he recorded 10.9ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.9apg and 1.5bpg.
He has played also professionally in Australia for Bankstown Bruins.
Musters attended Lafayette College until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Aris Leeuwarden roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Stefan Mladenovic
Leroy Peterson

Forwards:
Meshack Lufile
Niels Bunschoten

Center:
Nathaniel Musters

Coach: Tony van den Bosch

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  IRAN  


Gilas Pilipinas ends 2017 Jones Cup at 4th place after win over Iran - by Eurobasket News

They weren't able to defend their title but Gilas Pilipinas still managed to end the 2017 William Jones Cup on a positive note, defeating Iran 90-82 on Sunday, July 23 in Taipei, Taiwan. Gilas finished the tournament with a 6-3 record, good for fourth place, after winning the title last year. With Cleveland Cavaliers star guard Kyrie Irving making an appearance and watching the game at the arena, the Philippine national basketball team pulled away from old rivals Iran in the fourth quarter for the insurmountable double-digit lead. Import Mike Myers (206-F-92, college: Md-E Shore) topscored with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Matthew Wright (193-G-91, college: St.Bonaventure) added 20 points, while Christian Standhardinger (206-F-89, college: Hawaii) had 13 markers and 4 boards. Sajjad Pazrofteh and Masoud Soleymani conspired for 42 points to lead Iran. The Philippine team, comprised of the young Gilas cadets, will now move on to prepare for the Southeast Asian Games next month. Another roster of Gilas players led by the PBA veterans will also compete next month at the FIBA Asia Cup.
Courtesy of: rappler.com



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  ISRAEL  


Spain pummels Israel in a friendly game - by Eurobasket News

Spain - Israel 90-70

Spain pummels Israel 90-70 in a friendly game. Spain scored massive 35 points to take a 25-point advantage after 10 minutes of the game. Israel replied with a 27-19 run in the second frame and then also reduced to 10 points after an 18-11 run in the third quarter. Spain however needed a final 25-15 surge to seal the win. Jaime Fernandez (186-PG-93) top-sored for the winners with 17 points, while Javier Vega (205-C-88) added 13. Egor Koulechov (196-G/F-94) ended up with 18 points for Israel and Naor Sharon (193-PG-95) netted 12.



Douglass re-signs at Ironi Nahariya - by Nir Luna

Ironi Nahariya (Winner League) confirmed in their roster 27-year old naturalized American shooting guard Stu Douglass (191-91kg-90, college: Michigan, agency: Avi Zilberman). He played there last season. Douglass managed to play in three leagues last year. In 38 Winner League games he had 7.0ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.6apg. He also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 4.0ppg and 1.3rpg. His team made it to the quarterfinals. And finally Douglass contributed to 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 7.1ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Maccabi Kiryat Gat. In 33 Winner League games he got 7.5ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.4apg.
Douglass has played previously professionally also in Spain (Navarra) and Israel (Galil Gilboa and Hapoel Afula).
He attended University of Michigan until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

Ironi Nahariya roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Stu Douglass
Denzel Livingston
Iftach Ziv

Forwards:
Jonathan Skjoldebrand
Alex Young

Center:
Igor Nesterenko

Coach: Eric Elfassi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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DeAndre Kane (ex Sevilla) could join Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) is close to sign 28-year old American guard DeAndre Kane (193-91kg-89, college: Iowa State, agency: BeoBasket) who played last time at Betis Energia Plus Sevilla in Spain. Kane managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 5 Liga Endesa games he recorded 9.0ppg, 7.2rpg and 2.2apg. He also spent pre-season at RETAbet (also in Liga Endesa) in Spanish that year. The other team Kane played that season for was BC Nizhny Novgorod in Russian league where in 14 Eurocup games he averaged impressive 16.8ppg, 7.6rpg, 4.3apg and 1.5spg. He also played 17 games in VTB United League where he had very remarkable stats: 15.9ppg, 7.0rpg, 3.6apg and 2.2spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to VTB United League All-Star Game.
Kane has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Among other achievements his college team won Big 12 Tournament in 2014. Kane received also All-Big 12 Newcomer of the Year award back in 2014.
He is a very experienced player. Kane has played also professionally in Belgium (Antwerp Giants), Germany (ratiopharm Ulm), Israel (Hapoel Eilat) and Russia (Krasny Oktyabr).
He attended Iowa State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michael Roll
Pierre Jackson
John DiBartolomeo

Forwards:
Karam Mashour
DeShaun Thomas
Itay Segev
Jake Cohen
Jonah Bolden

Center:
Alex Tyus

Coach: Arik Shivek

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cameron Long agreed terms with Maccabi Ashdod - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Ashdod (Winner League) inked 29-year old American guard Cameron Long (193-85kg-88, college: George Mason, agency: Inception Sports) from Maccabi Rishon. Long managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 18 Winner League games in Israel he recorded 12.2ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.3apg and 2.0spg (in top 2). He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Long also played for Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti in Romanian Liga Nationala that season where in 20 games he averaged 12.4ppg, 4.6rpg, 5.4apg and 1.9spg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Romanian League All-Imports Team, 3rd Team and to the All-Star Game. Long also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had very impressive stats: 15.2ppg, 4.0rpg, 5.5apg and 1.7spg.
Among other achievements Long's team made it to the German Bundesliga Cup final in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Import Player of the Year award back in 2012.
Long has played also professionally in France (Le Mans), Germany (ratiopharm Ulm and s Oliver Baskets) and Lithuania (Siauliai).
He attended George Mason University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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ET Land signs Josh Selby, ex Maccabi K/G - by Eurobasket News

Inchon ET Land Elephants (KBL) signed 26-year old American point guard Josh Selby (188-88kg-91, college: Kansas, agency: HMS). He played last season at Maccabi Kiryat Gat in Israeli Winner League. In 20 games he was third best scorer with impressive 17.5ppg and averaged 2.9rpg, 4.4apg and 1.1spg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. Selby also spent pre-season at Balikesir (BSL) in Turkish league that year.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Selby's college team won Big 12 Tournament in 2011.
He is quite experienced player. Selby has played in six different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in China (Eagles), Croatia (Cedevita), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers and Memphis Grizzlies), NBA G League (Reno Bighorns, Maine Red Claws and Canton Charge) and Turkey (Socar Petkim).
Selby attended University of Kansas until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Maccabi Haifa inks Luke Martinez, ex Soles - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Hunter Haifa (Winner League) signed 27-year old American (has also Mexican passport) guard Luke Martinez (193-86kg-90, college: Wyoming, agency: Pro Sports). He played last season at Soles in Mexican LNBP. In 25 games he had 12.8ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.4apg and 1.5spg (in top 5). Martinez helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very impressive season as he was named to Latinbasket.com All-Mexican LNBP Honorable Mention. He also played that season for Quimsa in Argentinian LigaA where in four games he recorded 3.8ppg and 4.8rpg. Martinez also spent pre-season at Guaros (LPB) in Venezuelan league that year.
He has played previously professionally in NBA G League (Reno Bighorns).
Martinez attended University of Wyoming until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Maccabi Hunter Haifa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dagan Yavzuri
Luke Martinez

Forwards:
Willy Workman
Oz Blayzer
Netanel Artzi
Spencer Weisz

Center:
Daniel Koperberg

Coach: Ofer Rahimi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Star Hotshots ink Cinmeon Bowers, ex Galil Elion - by Eurobasket News

Purefoods Star Hotshots (PBA) signed 24-year old American forward Cinmeon Bowers (201-118kg-93, college: Auburn). He played last season at Galil Elion in Israeli National League. In 30 games he had very impressive stats: 18.1ppg, 8.9rpg and 2.3apg. Great season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League Honorable Mention.
Bowers' team made it to the SEC Tournament Semifinals in 2015.
He graduated from Auburn University in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

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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  ITALY  


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

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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.

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Raphael Gaspardo agreed terms with the Flexx Pistoia - by Eurobasket News

The Flexx Pistoia (Serie A) inked 24-year old power forward Raphael Gaspardo (206-100kg-93) from Vanoli Cremona. In 30 Serie A games he recorded 5.7ppg and 2.6rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the Supercup semifinals.
Gaspardo's team made it to the Italian Cup Final Four in 2016.
He represented Italy at the Tryout camp for 3x3 at Youth Olympic Games six years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 5.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 32.1%, 3PT: 18.8%, FT: 27.3%.
Gaspardo has played previously for three other teams: Benetton Treviso, Jesi and Treviglio.
His game is described as: A promising inside player, who is very athletic and fundamentally sound. Has an ideal body to bang inside, great leaping ability and timing. He's also adding a good shooting accuracy. Needs of playing time to improve quickly, but has huge upside, even for the PF position.

The Flexx Pistoia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ronald Moore
Tommaso Laquintana
Francesco Galli

Forwards:
Fabio Mian
Aleksander Czyz

Centers:
Daniele Magro
Raphael Gaspardo
Markus Kennedy

Coach: Vincenzo Esposito

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Marco Cusin may agree terms with Germani Basket Brescia - by Eurobasket News

Germani Basket Brescia (Serie A) is close to land 32-year old international center Marco Cusin (211-109kg-85, agency: Interperformances) who played last time at Scandone Avellino. In 32 Serie A games he averaged 4.6ppg and 4.9rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. Cusin also played 12 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 5.2ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.3bpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Vanoli Cremona. In 33 Serie A games he recorded 9.4ppg and 5.7rpg. Cusin contributed to his team making it to the Italian Cup Semifinals.
Among other achievements his team won Italian Supercup in 2015. Cusin received also Eurobasket.com Italian SerieA All-Domestic Players Team award back in 2012.
He has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. Cusin has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2004 and previously for U20 National Team between 2003 and 2005.
He also represented Italy at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 2.6ppg, 2.3rpg.
Cusin has played previously for seven other teams: MIA-RO Cantu, VL Pesaro, Alma Trieste, Fabriano, Banco di Srd, Kleb Basket Ferrara and Fabriano.
His game is described as: Can play the 4 and the 5 positions, runs well the court, passes the ball well; has the athletic skills to become a star player in a year or two, but needs to improve defensively and to add experience and playing time;.

Germani Basket Brescia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Luca Vitali
Michele Vitali
Lee Moore

Forwards:
Brian Sacchetti
Marcus Landry
Abdel Fall

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Betaland Cdo may add Justin Edwards to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Betaland Capo d'Orlando (Serie A) is about to sign 25-year old Canadian guard Justin Edwards (190-91kg-92, college: Kansas State) who played last time at TLI-Alba Fehervar in Hungary. In 35 A Division games he had 14.3ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.1apg and 1.3spg last season. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Hungarian League All-Imports Team, 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game. Edwards also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded very remarkable stats: 16.9ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.8apg and 1.9spg (in top 5).
Edwards was a member of Canadian University National Team in 2013.
He graduated from Kansas State in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

Betaland Capo d'Orlando roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gary Talton
Mario Ihring

Forwards:
Jakub Wojciechowski
Arnoldas Kulboka

Center:
Andrea Donda

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Pozzuoli keeps Errico for another season - by Eurobasket News

G.M.A. Pozzuoli re-signed 27-year old forward Salvatore Francesco Errico (192-90). He has played there for the last ten seasons.

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Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria agreed terms with Marco Passera - by Eurobasket News

Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria (Serie A2) agreed on terms with experienced 35-year old former international point guard Marco Passera (180-74kg-82) from Latina Basket. In 13 Serie A2 games he averaged 5.2ppg, 3.2rpg and 2.8apg last season. Passera also played that season for Germani (Serie A). But in 6 games he had just 0.5ppg.
Among other achievements he won Italian Serie A2 championship title in 2016. Passera received also Eurobasket.com Italian Lega2 All-Newcomers Team award back in 2009. He was a member of Italian Senior National Team back in 2003.
Passera has spent his entire career in Italy playing for eight other teams: Openjobmetis VA, Imola, Vigevano, Chieti, Betaland Cdo, Vanoli Cremona, Varese Robur and Piacenza Basket Club.
Passera is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria.
Let's have closer look into Passera's outlook: A quickly improving PG, who could reach soon the elite level. He's tiny and very quick, but he's also a coach son (his dad is Franco Passera) and this helped a lot in completing his skills. Can score from outside and outside, passes very well and is very hard to stop, thanks to his ability to dish the ball in traffic. Not a case that his preferite player is Gianmarco Pozzecco....

Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marco Passera
Chris Roberts

Forwards:
Agustin Fabi
Lorenzo Benvenuti

Coach: Marco Calvani

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Martini re-signs at Ozzano - by Eurobasket News

New Flying Balls Ozzano dell Emilia (Serie C Gold) confirmed in their roster 32-year old forward Aldo Martini (201-105kg-85). He played there last season. He helped them to make it to the group final after they ended regular season as second best team.
The previous (15-16) season Martini played at Despar 4Torri Ferrara. He contributed to his team making it to the group semifinals.
Martini has played previously for Bologna.

New Flying Balls Ozzano dell Emilia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nunzio Corcelli
Mario Chiusolo
Aaron Lalanne
Mattia Masre

Forwards:
Aldo Martini
Marco Morara
Francesco Magagnoli

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Sidoti re-signs at Patti - by Eurobasket News

Sport e Cultura Patti (Serie B) confirmed in their roster 24-year old point guard Antonino Sidoti (182-93). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 28 Serie B games he recorded 9.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.5apg last season.
Sidoti has played previously for FP Sport Messina.

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Enzo Damian Cena is a newcomer at Cassino - by Eurobasket News

BPC Virtus TSB Cassino (Serie B) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old naturalized Argentinian power forward Enzo Damian Cena (200-92) from Ambrosia Lions Bisceglie. In 18 Serie B games he recorded 7.3ppg and 4.3rpg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Cena also played that season for San Severo where in 19 Serie B games he averaged 3.4ppg and 2.2rpg.
Cena has played previously for another Italian team Canicatti.

BPC Virtus TSB Cassino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lorenzo Panzini
Niccolo Petrucci
Giuseppe Di_Poce

Forwards:
Fabrizio De_Ninno
Robert Banach

Center:
Enzo_Damian Cena

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Gianni Cantagalli signs at Campli - by Eurobasket News

Campli Basket (Serie B) landed 29-year old guard Gianni Cantagalli (195-88, agency: Octagon Europe) from Bawer Olimpia Matera. In 31 Serie B games he averaged 10.2ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.3apg last season.
Cantagalli's team won Italian A dilettanti Group B Regular Season in 2011.
He has played previously for six other teams: Lighthouse Conad Trapani, Latina Basket, Lugo, Recanati, Empoli Lai and Martina Franca.
Cantagalli's game is described as: A good outside shooter with great personality. A smart player at the defensive side, he can steal the ball.

Campli Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gianni Cantagalli
Federico Burini
Valerio Miglio

Center:
Gianluca Di_Carmine

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Crema tabs Francesco Paolin - by Eurobasket News

Erogasmet Crema (Serie B) inked 22-year old point guard Francesco Paolin (189-95). He played most recently at Unieuro Forli in the Serie A2. In 34 games he averaged just 2.9ppg and 1.6rpg last season. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Paolin played at Gessi Valsesia Basket where in 38 Serie B games he had 12.6ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.8apg. He helped them to make it to the group semifinals.
Paolin played in the final of Italian U19 Championships in 2014.
He has played previously for Umana Venezia.

Erogasmet Crema roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andrea Dagnello
Michele Peroni
Francesco Paolin

Forward:
Giovanni Poggi

Center:
Eugenio Amanti

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Scauri lands Vinzent Okon - by Eurobasket News

Basket Scauri (Serie B) landed 20-year old point guard Vinzent Okon (184-75kg-97). He has played for the last two years at the junior team of FCM Ferentino in the Serie A2.
Okon helped them to make it to the LNP Cup final in 2015.

Basket Scauri roster for 2017-2018:

Andrea Longobardi
Vinzent Okon
Federico Casoni
Vincenzo Provenzani

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Scauri inks Vincenzo Provenzani - by Eurobasket News

Basket Scauri (Serie B) signed 18-year old point guard Vincenzo Provenzani (189-99) from Roma S.Azzurra. In 30 Serie B games he had 7.4ppg and 1.7rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Provenzani played at APDB Roma (Serie C Gold).

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Riccardo Barazzutti joins San Daniele - by Eurobasket News

San Daniele del Friuli (Serie C Silver) agreed terms with 29-year old point guard Riccardo Barazzutti (182-88) from Fluidsystem Tarcento. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also played in the Cup final. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
Barazzutti has played previously for GSA Amici Pallacanestro Udine.

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  JAMAICA  


Joventut keeps Jordan for another season - by Eurobasket News

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona (Liga Endesa) re-signed 31-year old Jamaican center Jerome Jordan (215-113kg-86, college: Tulsa). He played there last season. In 26 Liga Endesa games he recorded 10.4ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.0apg.
The previous (15-16) season Jordan played at Betis Energia Plus Sevilla where in 14 Liga Endesa games he averaged 8.2ppg and 3.9rpg. He also played that season for Monkey Kings in Chinese CBA. In 19 games he had very impressive stats: 21.2ppg, 9.4rpg, 1.5apg, 1.0spg and 1.9bpg. Jordan also spent pre-season at the Pelicans in NBA that year.
In 2010 he was drafted by Milwaukee Bucks (NBA) in second round (44th overall). Jordan attended University of Tulsa and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Drew League in 2014. Jordan received also USBasket.com All-D-League 3rd Team award back in 2013.
He represented Jamaica at the Centrobasket in San Juan (Puerto Rico) five years ago. Jordan's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: 10.7ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.0apg, Blocks-2 (1.8bpg), FGP: 52.4%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 73.9%.
Jordan is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to six different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Jordan has played previously professionally in Italy (Virtus Bologna), Philippines (TNT Ka Tropa), Serbia, Slovenia, NBA (New Orleans Pelicans, Houston Rockets, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks and Memphis Grizzlies) and NBA G League (Los Angeles D-Fenders, Erie Bay Hawks and Reno Bighorns).
His game is described as: (by Aran Smith for NBADraft.net in 2010)
Has an ideal NBA center frame with tremendous dimensions including a huge (7-foot-6) wingspan on a 7-plus foot frame … Players his size don't often have his agility. Solid in the open floor and has some leaping ability … Shows nice touch for a bigman.
Does not appear to enjoy contact and lacks the tough demeanor that you want in a post player … Lack of body strength becomes apparent when he meets contact
.

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona roster for 2017-2018:

Forwards:
Alex Ruoff
Albert Ventura
Simon Birgander

Center:
Jerome Jordan

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Duzce Belediye tabs Kyle Hunt - by Eurobasket News

Duzce Belediye (TBL) inked 28-year old American (has also Jamaican passport) power forward Kyle Hunt (208-104kg-89, college: Oklahoma S&A, agency: Octagon Europe) from Yalova Bld. In 34 TBL games in Turkey he averaged impressive 18.0ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.1apg and 1.0spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TBL Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Hunt played at Halifax Hurricanes in Canadian NBL Canada where in 52 games he had 14.3ppg and 6.1rpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Honorable Mention.
In 2013 (a year after he left the college) Hunt was drafted by Austin Toros (D-League) in first round (12th overall).
He attended University of Science and Arts (NAIA) until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Hunt received All-NAIA D1 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
Hunt is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on three different continents (Latin America, Australia and of course North America). Hunt has played previously professionally in Argentina (Alianza Viedma and Estudiantes Concordia), Australia (Chargers), Mexico (Pioneros), Uruguay (Olimpia) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs).

Duzce Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

Baris Yalman
Genco Ozan Dilik
Eren Ocakturk
Berkay Demirci
Ayberk Guleryuz
Corin Henry
Kyle Hunt
Tamer Erden

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  KAZAKHSTAN  


Robert Lowery (ex Astana) agreed terms with Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye - by Eurobasket News

Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye inked 30-year old American point guard Robert Lowery (188-82kg-87, college: Dayton). He played most recently at BK Astana in Kazakhstan National League. In 8 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.8ppg, 5.3rpg, 5.6apg and 3.4spg (in top 3) last season. Lowery helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). He also played 27 games in VTB United League where he averaged 14.4ppg, 3.3rpg, 4.2apg and 1.9spg.
The previous (15-16) season Lowery played at ALBA Berlin in German BBL. In 12 games he had 10.6ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.2apg and 1.3spg. He also played 3 games in Eurocup where he got 13.7ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.7apg and 2.0spg. The other team Lowery played shortly was Nea Kifisia in Greek A1. In 6 games he got remarkable 16.2ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.8apg and 1.3spg.
He is a very experienced player. Lowery has played also professionally in Italy (Lighthouse Conad Trapani), Latvia (VEF Riga), Greece (Koroivos), Czech Republic (Levharti Chomutov), Germany (Saar Pfalz Braves) and Turkey (Balikesir).
He attended University of Dayton until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Robert Lowery
Ozgur Sahin

Forward:
Valentin Pastal

Center:
Kemal Canbolat

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  KOSOVO  


Kosovo beats Albania, twice - by Dren Shporta

Kosovan national team has won its two latest preparation matches, before pre-qualifications for the World Cup China 2019.

Kosovo played vs Albania in Tirana for two days in a row, to gain two victories before official matches with new coach Brad Greenberg.

The first match, played on Saturday ended 71-63, while the second one, played on Sunday ended 90-72.

In the last match, Dardan Berisha (191-SG-88) scored 25 points, Alban Veseli (202-F-90) 20, while Lis Shoshi (211-F-94) added 16 points in victory.

After five friendlies played before pre-qualifications matches, Kosovo won 3 and lost in 2 of them.

Kosovo will play Macedonia and Estonia in Group C during August.



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  LITHUANIA  


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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  MALAYSIA  


Malaysia with second straight win in New Zealand - by Eurobasket News

Malaysia Men's National Basketball Team made it 2 wins in a row in their 2nd warm-up game here in New Zealand tonight, defeating the Waitakere West Auckland Basketball Inc (WWABI) U23 79-70 at the Trusts Arena.
Scorers:
Tian Yuan Kuek (201-C-91) 13pts, 3 three-pointers
Wong Chin Yong 13pts
Perry Lim 12pts
Ivan Yeo (195-F-93) 9pts
Chun Hong Ting (193-C-96) 8pts
Anthony Ma 6pts
Yi Hou 6pts
Chee Li Wei 5pts
Kok Hou Teo (177-PG-94) 4pts
Shee Fai Loh (193-G/F-89) 3pts
Tomorrow the boys will have training sessions here in Auckland, before departing to Wanganui on Monday afternoon. It would be a 445KM journey, next game will be on next Tuesday against the HoopNation Selection.
The real test starts now as the remaining 4 games will be much tougher, the boys will be up against some veterans, ex-national players, and semi-professional players.
Courtesy of: Malaysia Basketball Association



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  MALTA  


Maltese U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Maltese U16 National Team 2017
#s#
Matthew Scerri
Scerri
Ian Felice
Felice
Nathan Xuereb
Xuereb
#e#3
4Jack Zammit 176-PG-02
5Matthew Scerri 175-SG-02
6Miguel Brincat 165-F-02
7Ian Felice 165-PG-01
8Isaac Pace 173-SG-01
9Nathan Xuereb 171-SF-01
10Ricky Aquilina 169-SG-01
11Ayrton Galea 171-F-01
12James Camilleri 171-SG-01
13Andy Attard 169-SG-01
14Eric Abela 182-C-02
15Ryan Abela 182-C-02

Kristin-Paul Baldacchino Head Coach
Ruben Baldacchino Assistant



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  MEXICO  


Maccabi Haifa inks Luke Martinez, ex Soles - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Hunter Haifa (Winner League) signed 27-year old American (has also Mexican passport) guard Luke Martinez (193-86kg-90, college: Wyoming, agency: Pro Sports). He played last season at Soles in Mexican LNBP. In 25 games he had 12.8ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.4apg and 1.5spg (in top 5). Martinez helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very impressive season as he was named to Latinbasket.com All-Mexican LNBP Honorable Mention. He also played that season for Quimsa in Argentinian LigaA where in four games he recorded 3.8ppg and 4.8rpg. Martinez also spent pre-season at Guaros (LPB) in Venezuelan league that year.
He has played previously professionally in NBA G League (Reno Bighorns).
Martinez attended University of Wyoming until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Maccabi Hunter Haifa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dagan Yavzuri
Luke Martinez

Forwards:
Willy Workman
Oz Blayzer
Netanel Artzi
Spencer Weisz

Center:
Daniel Koperberg

Coach: Ofer Rahimi

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  MOLDOVA  


Moldovan U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic


1Denis Sorocean 190-SG-01
2Ivan Hmirov193-F/G-01
6Roman Ribac 200-C-01
7Stanislav Cocorev 178-PG-01
9Nichita Fraseniuc 183-SG-01
10Eduard Spataru 188-SG-01
12Oleg Rady 193-F-02
15Mihail Miseailo 183-PG-02
23Nichita Lobanov 201-C-02
77Eugen Spinachi 185-SG-01

Oleg Dical Head Coach
Oleg Sorocean Assistant



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  MONTENEGRO  


Slavko Vranes is a free agent - by Darko Pekic

Experienced Montenegrin center Slavko Vranes (230-C-83) is still a free agent. Although some media in the Balkan region have published the news that Vranes joined his former club Metalac it is not true and the player confirmed that he was still waiting for the right offer for the season 2017/2018. Vranes is currently with Metalac on a tour in China but the news that he was going tto China with the team was wrongly interpreted by local media.

Vranes, who played in Euroleague for years with Partizan, has a very rich career. He played in NBA, Europe and Asia.



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  NBA  


Knicks Hire Gerald Madkins As Assistant GM - by Eurobasket News

The New York Knicks have hired Gerald Madkins as assistant general manager. Madkins was hired by the Los Angeles Clippers in 2012 and promoted to assistant general manager in 15-16. Madkins was previously a scout with the Knicks. The Knicks hired Scott Perry as general manager this offseason.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



Marreese Speights joins the Magic - by Eurobasket News

Orlando Magic agreed terms with 30-year old power forward Marreese Speights (208-111kg-87, college: Florida). He played last season at LA Clippers. In 89 NBA games he had 8.5ppg and 4.4rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Speights played at the Warriors where in 95 NBA games he recorded 6.8ppg and 3.0rpg.
In 2008 Speights was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers in first round (16th overall). He attended University of Florida and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
Speights was voted Orlando Pro Summer League 2nd Team back in 2009.
He has played previously for two other teams: Cleveland Cavaliers and Phi.76ers.

Orlando Magic roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Shelvin Mack
Jonathan Simmons

Forward:
Marreese Speights

Center:
Khem Birch

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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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



Nathaniel Musters joins Aris Leeuwarden - by Daniel Poerschke

Nathaniel Musters (6'10''-C-93, college: Lafayette) signed a contract to play for Aris Leeuwarden in the dutch Eredivisie for next Season. Musters is originally from Australia, but also has a dutch passport. He spend his College career with NCAA 1 Lafayette. In his Rookie Season last year, Musters played in Ireland. Currently he suits up for Gladstone Port City Power in the australian QBL.


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Bufalos add Doggett to their roster, ex Mayaguez - by Eurobasket News

LNB newcomer Bufalos de Managua added to their roster 27-year old American forward Quinton Doggett (206-100kg-90, college: Southern). He played this summer at Indios de Mayaguez in Puerto Rican BSN league, but left the team in May. In 7 games he recorded 9.1ppg and 3.9rpg. The last season Doggett played at Qatar Sports Club in Qatari D1 where in 18 games he averaged impressive 28.4ppg, 12.3rpg and 1.3apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Qatar D1 Honorable Mention.
Three years ago (two years after he left the college) Doggett was drafted by Idaho Stampede (D-League) in second round (36th overall).
He attended Southern University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Doggett is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America) in eight different countries. Doggett has played previously professionally in Denmark (Naestved), Portugal (Galitos-Barreiro), Ukraine (Dynamo), Uruguay (Montevideo BC), NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars), Peru (Inmaculada), NEBA (Atlanta Live) and Nicaragua (Sebaco).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Brooks' 25 points and 6 rebounds give him LNB Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

30-year old power forward Aramie Brooks (203-F/C-87) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team Toros and receives a Latinbasket.com LNB Player of the Week award for round 2.
He had the game-high 25 points adding six rebounds for Toros in his team's victory, helping them to beat Costa Caribe (#3, 1-2) 70-65. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Toros to take over top position in the Nicaraguan LNB. The season is still on an early stage, but Toros already had a very good start winning all 3 without losing a single one. Brooks has many years of experience at Toros, through which he has constantly improved. Northwestern State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Brooks is in league's top in points (7th best: 16.0ppg), rebounds (9th best: 6.3rpg) and averages solid 2.3bpg and 633.3% FGP. Worth to mention Brooks played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

Second best performed player last round was Adalberto Rojas (198-F-86) of Leones. He is American-Panamanian forward in his first season at Leones. In the last game Rojas recorded impressive double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Leones was edged by Bufalos (2-1) 73-71. 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. Rojas is one of the most experienced players at Leones and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.5ppg (#2). He also registered 8.5 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to center Reginald Brown (202-C-91) of league's second-best Bufalos. Brown scored 14 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Bufalos, leading his team to a 73-71 win against #4 ranked Leones in a game of the week. Bufalos needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 2 victories and 1 lost game. Brown has a great season in Nicaragua. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 14.7ppg (9th best) and rebounds with 11.7rpg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dayton Cacho (G) of Costa Caribe - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Carlos Gonzalez (177-PG-80) of Bufalos - 15 points, 2 rebounds and 12 assists
6. Jordany Jaca (196-F-83) of Bufalos - 11 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Dalton Cacho (198-F-93) of Costa Caribe - 12 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Marcos Castrillo (201-F) of Toros - 13 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Nelson Davis (190-G-95) of Leones - 9 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Norman Lopez (F) of Toros - 10 points and 5 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)



LNB Round 3: Bufalos lose to Toros - by Eurobasket News

The most important game of round 3 took place in where Toros edged Bufalos (3-1) 99-96 on Saturday night. Toros well out of reach of Bufalos shooting 100.0 percent from the field and made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Toros looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for Costa Rican forward Marcos Castrillo (201, college: W.New Mexico) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds (on 8-of-8 shooting from the field). Puerto Rican point guard Ryann Abraham (182-87, college: Appalachian St.) helped adding 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was Cuban forward Jordany Jaca (196-83) with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds (on 12-of-8 shooting from the field). Bufalos will play next round against strong Costa Caribe trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Toros will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
Very significant was Bufalos' (#1, 3-1) victory against Leones (0-3) 85-78. It was an exceptional evening for Cuban forward Jordany Jaca (196-83) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. Quinton Doggett accounted for 23 points and 6 rebounds. The former international forward Serbio Abea (191-78) came up with 22 points and 5 rebounds for Leones in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Bufalos will play against Costa Caribe (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Leones will play against Costa Caribe and hope to get finally their first victory.

Leones - Bufalos 78-85

Very significant was Bufalos' (#1, 3-1) victory against Leones (0-3) 85-78. Bufalos forced 27 Leones turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. It was an exceptional evening for Cuban forward Jordany Jaca (196-83) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. American forward Quinton Doggett (206-90, college: Southern) accounted for 23 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. The former international forward Serbio Abea (191-78) came up with 22 points and 5 rebounds and American-Panamanian forward Adalberto Rojas (198-86) added 17 points respectively for Leones in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Bufalos will play against Costa Caribe (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Leones will play against Costa Caribe and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Leones: S.Abea 22+5reb+1ast, A.Rojas 17+4reb+3ast, N.Davis 11+3reb+2ast, I.Thomas 7+1reb+7ast, R.Ponce 5+1ast, R.Munoz 5+5reb
Bufalos: Q.Doggett 23+6reb, J.Jaca 15+11reb+3ast, R.Brown 13+8reb+1ast, H.Barberena 9+1reb+2ast, C.Gonzalez 7+1reb+14ast, D.Olivas 6+3reb
gschID: 549512


Toros - Bufalos 99-96

The most important game of round 3 took place in where Toros edged Bufalos (3-1) 99-96 on Saturday night. Toros well out of reach of Bufalos shooting 100.0 percent from the field and made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Toros looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for Costa Rican forward Marcos Castrillo (201, college: W.New Mexico) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds (on 8-of-8 shooting from the field). Puerto Rican point guard Ryann Abraham (182-87, college: Appalachian St.) helped adding 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was Cuban forward Jordany Jaca (196-83) with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds (on 12-of-8 shooting from the field) and the former international point guard Carlos Gonzalez (177-80) scored 17 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). Five Toros and four Bufalos players scored in double figures. Bufalos will play next round against strong Costa Caribe trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Toros will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
Top scorers:
Bufalos: J.Jaca 33+12reb+2ast, N.Mackenzie 18+5reb+6ast, C.Gonzalez 17+6reb+6ast, R.Brown 14+13reb+2ast, Q.Doggett 7+3reb, M.Mackenzie 5+3reb+2ast
Toros: R.Abraham 21+6reb+5ast, D.Toruno 21+1reb+4ast, M.Castrillo 20+11reb+2ast, A.Brooks 16+9reb+3ast, R.Mendoza 10+2reb+3ast, N.Lopez 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 549511





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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Zimmy Nwogbo (ex Platense) agreed terms with Brissac-Aubance - by Eurobasket News

Brissac-Aubance Basket (NM1) inked 26-year old American (has also Nigerian passport) forward Zimmy Nwogbo (201-98kg-91, college: Cedarville, agency: Duran International). He played most recently at Platense in Argentinian TNA league, but was released by the team in Jan.'17. In 10 games he recorded 14.3ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.0apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Nwogbo played at Castello in Spanish LEB Gold where in 27 games he averaged 9.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.1apg and 1.0spg.
He has played also professionally in Spain (Cocinas.com).
Nwogbo attended Cedarville University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Markeith CUMMINGS
  KIA P.
  (198-SF-88)
  Avg: 31.5
 1. Cummings, KIA P.31.5 
 2. Phelps, Phoenix31.0 
 3. Henton, Alaska Aces28.5 
 4. Romeo, Globalport28.0 
 5. Fuller, NLEX R.27.0 
 6. Weatherspoon, Rain o.25.0 
 7. Simpson, Black.24.5 
 8. Durham, Meralco .24.0 
 9. Pringle, Globalport21.0 
 10. Simon, Star H.20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Allen DURHAM
  Meralco .
  (198-F/C-88)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Durham, Meralco .22.5 
 2. Fuller, NLEX R.19.5 
 3. Anthony, Globalport16.0 
 4. Weatherspoon, Rain o.15.0 
 5. Slaughter, B.Gin.14.0 
 6. Phelps, Phoenix14.0 
 7. Cummings, KIA P.13.0 
 8. Abueva, Alaska Aces10.5 
 9. Erram, Blackwater10.5 
 10. Almazan, Rain o.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Stanley PRINGLE
  Globalport
  (184-PG-87)
  Avg: 7
 1. Pringle, Globalport7.0 
 2. Abundo, Star H.7.0 
 3. Amer, Meralco .6.5 
 4. Durham, Meralco .6.5 
 5. Newsome, Meralco .6.0 
 6. Aguilar, B.Ginebra5.0 
 7. Romeo, Globalport5.0 
 8. Enciso, Alaska Aces5.0 
 9. Bowers, Star H.5.0 
 10. Banchero, Alaska A.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Paul LEE
  Star Hotshots
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Lee, Star Hotshots3.0 
 2. Fuller, NLEX R.2.5 
 3. Henton, Alaska Aces2.5 
 4. Abundo, Star H.2.0 
 5. Brownlee, B.Gin.2.0 
 6. Cruz, Rain or Shine2.0 
 7. Rios, NLEX R.2.0 
 8. Mamaril, Globalport2.0 
 9. Elorde, KIA Picanto2.0 
 10. Melton, Star H.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 John Paul ERRAM
  Blackwater
  (203-F/C-89)
  Avg: 5
 1. Erram, Blackwater5.0 
 2. Slaughter, B.Gin.3.0 
 3. Abueva, Alaska Aces3.0 
 4. Washington, Rain o.2.0 
 5. Fuller, NLEX R.2.0 
 6. Al-Hussaini, NLEX R.2.0 
 7. Henton, Alaska Aces1.5 
 8. Phelps, Phoenix1.5 
 9. Baclao, Alaska Aces1.5 
 10. Pascual, Black.1.0 


Meralco punishes Ginebra in Govs' Cup finals rematch - by Eurobasket News

The Meralco Bolts wiped a double-digit deficit in the first half and went on to frustrate Barangay Ginebra, 93-78, in the 2017 PBA Governors' Cup on Sunday night at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. Reigning best import Allen Durham (198-F/C-88, college: Grace Bible) had a monstrous night and did almost every thing, producing game-high 30 points, 24 boards, nine assists plus a block for the Bolts. After trailing by eleven points, 32-21, at the end of the opening frame, the Bolts leaned on a strong defensive effort to hold the Gin Kings to just 13 second quarter points to pull to within 43-45 at the half. Meralco continued its business in the third period, going on an early 13-1 storm punctuated by a Hodge hammer to take a 56-46 lead that balloned to 72-57 heading into the final canto. Ginebra couldn't recover since then, absorbing their first loss of the tournament. Greg Slaughter, in his return from ACL injury, notched a double-double of 14 points and 14 rebounds. The Meralco Bolts, meanwhile, improved to 2-0 to take the top spot early in the conference. Jared Dillinger (195-G/F-84, college: Hawaii) and Chris Newsome (187-G, college: N.Mexico Highlands) exploded for 17 and 16 markers, respectively. Clifford Hodge (196-PF-88, college: Hawaii Pacific) registered 10 points and five rebounds while Baser Amer wound up with eight points and five boards.
Courtesy of: pbarecap.ph




Star Hotshots ink Cinmeon Bowers, ex Galil Elion - by Eurobasket News

Purefoods Star Hotshots (PBA) signed 24-year old American forward Cinmeon Bowers (201-118kg-93, college: Auburn). He played last season at Galil Elion in Israeli National League. In 30 games he had very impressive stats: 18.1ppg, 8.9rpg and 2.3apg. Great season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League Honorable Mention.
Bowers' team made it to the SEC Tournament Semifinals in 2015.
He graduated from Auburn University in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gilas Pilipinas ends 2017 Jones Cup at 4th place after win over Iran - by Eurobasket News

They weren't able to defend their title but Gilas Pilipinas still managed to end the 2017 William Jones Cup on a positive note, defeating Iran 90-82 on Sunday, July 23 in Taipei, Taiwan. Gilas finished the tournament with a 6-3 record, good for fourth place, after winning the title last year. With Cleveland Cavaliers star guard Kyrie Irving making an appearance and watching the game at the arena, the Philippine national basketball team pulled away from old rivals Iran in the fourth quarter for the insurmountable double-digit lead. Import Mike Myers (206-F-92, college: Md-E Shore) topscored with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Matthew Wright (193-G-91, college: St.Bonaventure) added 20 points, while Christian Standhardinger (206-F-89, college: Hawaii) had 13 markers and 4 boards. Sajjad Pazrofteh and Masoud Soleymani conspired for 42 points to lead Iran. The Philippine team, comprised of the young Gilas cadets, will now move on to prepare for the Southeast Asian Games next month. Another roster of Gilas players led by the PBA veterans will also compete next month at the FIBA Asia Cup.
Courtesy of: rappler.com



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  POLAND  


Kamil Chanas joins Polonia Leszno - by Greg

Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno (1Liga) added to their roster 32-year old ex-international shooting guard Kamil Chanas (190-85). He played last season at Stal Ostrow (PLK). In 42 games he had 4.2ppg and 1.5rpg. Chanas helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Slask (TBL) where in 28 games he recorded 6.9ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.1apg. Chanas also played 10 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 7.7ppg and 2.2rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Polish League championship title in 2013 and 2015. Chanas was selected to Polish League All-Star Game back in 2012.
Chanas has played previously for six other teams: Anwil, Stelmet, Gornik, PGE Turow, Polpharma and Slask 3 Wroclaw.

Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kamil Chanas
Stanferd Sanny
Nikodem Sirijatowicz
Jakub Kobel

Forwards:
Adam Kaczmarzyk
Maciej Rostalski
Radoslaw Trubacz

Centers:
Szymon Milczynski
Przemyslaw Wrona

Coach: Lukasz Grudniewski

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Anwil keeps Josip Sobin for another season - by Greg

Anwil Wloclawek (PLK) re-signed 28-year old Croatian international center Josip Sobin (203-89, agency: Alti Sport). He played there last season. In 37 PLK games he averaged 10.9ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg. Sobin helped them to win the regular season. They also played in the Cup final. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Sobin played at Baloncesto Fuenlabrada in Spanish Liga Endesa where in 36 games he had 6.5ppg and 3.1rpg.
Sobin has played also professionally for other Croatian teams like KK Split, KK_Zadar and Trogir.

Anwil Wloclawek roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kamil Laczynski
Myles McKay

Forwards:
Pawel Leonczyk
Michal Nowakowski
Jaroslaw Zyskowski

Center:
Josip Sobin

Coach: Igor Milicic

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UBSC Graz signs Darien Nelson-Henry, ex Siarka - by Eurobasket News

UBSC Raiffeisen Graz (A Bundesliga) signed 23-year old American center Darien Nelson-Henry (211-120kg-94, college: Pennsylvania). He played most recently at Siarka in Polish PLK league, but left the team in Nov.'16. In 7 TBL games he had 5.0ppg and 2.7rpg last season.
Nelson-Henry was named to All-Ivy League 2nd Team in 2016.
He graduated from University of Pennsylvania in 2016. It is his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PORTUGAL  


Joao Grosso joins Ovarense - by Eurobasket News

Ovarense Dolce Vita (LPB) added to their roster 23-year old forward Joao Grosso (196-94). He played last season at FC Porto (LPB), but left the team in May.'17. In 31 games he had 3.1ppg and 1.4rpg. Grosso also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 3.0ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.0apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Barcelos Hotel Terco. In 34 LPB games he averaged 7.0ppg and 4.0rpg. Grosso helped them to make it to the Supercup final.
He represented Portugal at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia) three years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 7.6ppg, 4.4rpg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 33.3%.
Grosso has played also professionally in Spain (Leyma Basquet and Leyma Basquet Coruna II).

Ovarense Dolce Vita roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Pedro Pinto

Forwards:
Andre Pinto
Cristovao Cordeiro
Joao Grosso

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PUERTO RICO  

Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Tu HOLLOWAY
  Quebradi.
  (182-G-89)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Holloway, Quebradi.20.5 
 2. Wilkins, Guayama20.3 
 3. Ebanks, San German20.2 
 4. Liz, Ponce19.9 
 5. Harris, Ponce19.5 
 6. Costner, Isabela18.4 
 7. Rosario, Quebradillas17.8 
 8. Warrick, Ponce17.8 
 9. Huertas, Arecibo17.1 
 10. Hodge, Arecibo17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Ponce
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Dawson, Ponce9.7 
 2. Akindele, Bayamon9.5 
 3. Laury, Mayaguez9.2 
 4. Famous, Isabela9.1 
 5. Romero, Bayamon8.9 
 6. Jefferson, Arecibo8.9 
 7. James, Fajardo8.8 
 8. Clarke, Arecibo8.5 
 9. Collier, Mayaguez8.0 
 10. Lalanne, Arecibo7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Tu HOLLOWAY
  Quebradi.
  (182-G-89)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Holloway, Quebradi.8.6 
 2. Browne, San German7.7 
 3. Arroyo, Fajardo7.3 
 4. Abreu, Aguada6.0 
 5. Fitch, Quebradillas5.8 
 6. Smith, Quebradillas5.5 
 7. Guzman, Isabela5.2 
 8. Soto, Bayamon5.2 
 9. Patterson, Aguada5.1 
 10. Hodge, Arecibo4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Walter HODGE
  Arecibo
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Hodge, Arecibo1.9 
 2. Wilkins, Guayama1.7 
 3. Liz, Ponce1.6 
 4. Behanan, Arecibo1.4 
 5. Abreu, Aguada1.4 
 6. Harris, Ponce1.3 
 7. Browne, San German1.3 
 8. Smith, Quebradillas1.2 
 9. Fitch, Quebradillas1.2 
 10. Romero, Bayamon1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Fajardo
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. James, Fajardo2.6 
 2. Penn, Guayama2.1 
 3. Diaz, Quebradillas1.9 
 4. Jefferson, Arecibo1.3 
 5. Lalanne, Arecibo1.1 
 6. Orozco, Isabela1.1 
 7. Franklin, San G.1.0 
 8. Buckner, Fajardo1.0 
 9. Akindele, Bayamon1.0 
 10. Hernandez, Quebradi.0.9 


Bufalos add Doggett to their roster, ex Mayaguez - by Eurobasket News

LNB newcomer Bufalos de Managua added to their roster 27-year old American forward Quinton Doggett (206-100kg-90, college: Southern). He played this summer at Indios de Mayaguez in Puerto Rican BSN league, but left the team in May. In 7 games he recorded 9.1ppg and 3.9rpg. The last season Doggett played at Qatar Sports Club in Qatari D1 where in 18 games he averaged impressive 28.4ppg, 12.3rpg and 1.3apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Qatar D1 Honorable Mention.
Three years ago (two years after he left the college) Doggett was drafted by Idaho Stampede (D-League) in second round (36th overall).
He attended Southern University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Doggett is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America) in eight different countries. Doggett has played previously professionally in Denmark (Naestved), Portugal (Galitos-Barreiro), Ukraine (Dynamo), Uruguay (Montevideo BC), NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars), Peru (Inmaculada), NEBA (Atlanta Live) and Nicaragua (Sebaco).

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BSN Round 6 of Semi-Finals. Arecibo and Quebradillas force deciders - by Eurobasket News

Arecibo - Aguada 81-72

Arecibo held off visiting Aguada to force the decisive seventh game in the series. It was a good game for the former international point guard Denis Clemente (183-86, college: Kansas St.) who led his team to a victory with 24 points and 4 assists. The former international swingman David Huertas (195-87, college: Mississippi) contributed with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Capitanes players scored in double figures. American swingman Lamar Patterson (196-91, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Pensack Sports) replied with 9 points, 8 rebounds and 11 assists and international Chris Gaston (201-89, college: Fordham) added 14 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Santeros.
Top scorers:
Arecibo: D.Clemente 24+3reb+4ast, C.Elonu 14+7reb+1ast, D.Huertas 14+5reb+4ast, W.Hodge 10+6reb+3ast, A.Alamo 9+2reb, D.Jefferson 5+7reb+4ast
Aguada: C.Gaston 14+9reb, J.Rodriguez 13+3reb+2ast, L.Patterson 9+8reb+11ast, R.Hettsheimer 9+4reb, G.Clavell 9+3reb, A.Abreu 6+6ast
gschID: 550889


Quebradillas - Fajardo 85-67

Quebradillas outgunned Fajardo to level the series at 3-3. The game without a history. Piratas led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Cariduros were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Tu Holloway (182-89, college: Xavier) scored 20 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) to lead the charge for the winners and the former international swingman Alejandro Carmona (194-83) chipped in 16 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) during the contest. Five Piratas players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was the former international guard Miguel-Ali Berdiel (198-83, college: Valparaiso) with 14 points and 4 assists and American forward Damion James (201-87, college: Texas) scored 13 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Quebradillas: T.Holloway 20+6reb+8ast, A.Carmona 16+12reb+4ast, W.Daniels 15+5reb+4ast, M.Rosario 13+1reb+1ast, J.Bryan Diaz 10+11reb+2ast, J.Mojica 7+4reb+3ast
Fajardo: M.Ali Berdiel 14+3reb+4ast, D.James 13+7reb+1ast, R.Buckner 9+7reb+2ast, E.Ayuso 8+1reb, C.Arroyo 7+2reb+7ast, F.Rivera 7+3reb+2ast
gschID: 550888





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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  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  


Fedorchuk re-signs at Univ.Surgut - by Eurobasket News

Universitet-Yugra Surgut (Superleague 1) confirmed in their roster 31-year old ex-international center Aleksey Fedorchuk (208-110kg-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He played there last season. In 29 Superleague 1 games he had 7.2ppg and 3.9rpg. Fedorchuk helped them to win the Superleague 1 title despite they ended the regular season at the second place.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Sakhalin (Superleague) where in 32 games he recorded 4.9ppg and 3.0rpg. Fedorchuk contributed to his team winning the regular season. He was a member of Russian Senior National Team two years ago.
Fedorchuk has played also professionally in Belarus (BSEU-GrandPrint), Estonia (TLU/Kalev) and Russia (Krasnie Krilya, Severstal, Pulkovo, LenVO St.Petersburg and Ural Ekaterinburg).
He could be described: Lefthanded sharpshooting center (his range is 25 feet) with good shotblocking ability.

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Viktor Zaryazhko is a newcomer at Spartak Primorie Vladivostok - by Alex Rovenskyi

Spartak Primorie Vladivostok (Superleague 1) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old guard Viktor Zaryazhko (195-85kg-92) from TEMP-SUMZ-UGMK Revda. In 15 Superleague 1 games he recorded 12.5ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.9apg and 1.5spg last season. He helped them to make it to the Russian Cup Semifinals. Zaryazhko also played that season for BC Ryazan where in 11 Superleague 1 games he averaged impressive 15.2ppg, 5.2rpg, 3.7apg and 1.5spg.
He played in the final of EuroChallenge in 2014.
Zaryazhko 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 8 games: 5.4ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.5apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 16.7%, FT: 64.3%.
Zaryazhko has played previously for six other teams: Spartak Vidnoye, Dynamo Moscow, Krasnie Krilya, BC Nizhny Novgorod, Zenit 2 and Zenit.

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  SERBIA  


Slavko Vranes is a free agent - by Darko Pekic

Experienced Montenegrin center Slavko Vranes (230-C-83) is still a free agent. Although some media in the Balkan region have published the news that Vranes joined his former club Metalac it is not true and the player confirmed that he was still waiting for the right offer for the season 2017/2018. Vranes is currently with Metalac on a tour in China but the news that he was going tto China with the team was wrongly interpreted by local media.

Vranes, who played in Euroleague for years with Partizan, has a very rich career. He played in NBA, Europe and Asia.



U20 European championship: Serbia Vs Lithuania 102-86 - by Zoran Popovic

In the last match for 5th place on European championship in Greece Serbian U20 National team win against Lithuania 102:86 (20:16, 28:21, 24:19, 30:30). Serbian team controlled reslt during the all match. The most efficient players in Serbian team were Milos Glisic (206-PF-98) with 22 points, Slobodan Jovanovic with 21 points and Nikola Tanaskovic who scores 20 points.

Serbian U20 National team: Peno 12pts Glisic 22pts, Jovanovic 21pts, Marinkovic 7pts, Tanaskovic 20pts, Djordjevic, Simanic, Kenic 10pts, Stepanovic 2pts, Music 6pts, Rakocevic 2pts.




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  SLOVAKIA  


Marshall is back at Nova Ves, ex Niagara RL - by Michal Duchovic

BK 04 AC LB Spisska Nova Ves (SBL) signed Canadian forward Matt Marshall (198-98kg, college: Brock). It is actually his comeback to Nova Ves as he has played here before. Marshall played last season at Niagara River Lions in Canadian NBL. But in three NBL Canada games he had just 0.7ppg. Marshall also played that season for BK 04 AC LB Spisska Nova Ves where in 26 SBL games he recorded 7.3ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.4apg.
Marshall's team was regular season runner-up in OUA Central Division in 2016.
He has played also professionally for other Canadian teams like Canada for Gee Gees Burlington E..
Marshall graduated from Brock University in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

BK 04 AC LB Spisska Nova Ves roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Daniel Lenart
Michael L'Africain
Lukas Krajnak
Ryan Bennett

Forwards:
Viktor Juricek
Matt Marshall
Adam Antoni

Center:
Djordje Ninkovic

Coach: Erich Korfanta



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  SLOVENIA  


Helios inks experienced Miha Zupan - by Zeljko Zule

Helios Suns added added experience to its roster by signing former national team member Miha Zupan (205-F/C-82), who returns to Slovenia after eight years abroad.
Zupan arrives from Afyonkarahisar Belediye, for whom he averaged 11.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.1 blocks in 31 TBL games last season. In his last Slovenian League's season, 2007-08 with Olimpija, Zupan averaged 8.4 points and 1.2 in 20 games.
Zupan has already played for DGN Ljubljana, Slovan and Olimpija in his native Slovenia plus, AS Trikalla 2000 in Greece, Spartak St.Petersburg in Russia, Turk Telekom Ankara and Usak in Turkey and Oradea in Romania.
He was a member of the Slovenian national team at the World Championship in 2010 and 2014.



Tajfun Sentjur adds Pavle Boljkovac - by Zeljko Zule

Tajfun Sentjur made their first addition for the upcoming season by signing Serbian Pavle Boljkovac (190-G-85) on a one-year deal.
Boljkovac started last season with Cypriot side Koopsor in North League (third tier) and in March moved to Bosnian side SKK Student Mostar, where he averaged 11,4 points in 13 Herceg-Bosnia League (second tier), helping club to the Championship title. Boljkovac already played in Slovenia during the 2012-13 season with Skofja Loka, averaging 7.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 steals in 11 Slovenian League games.
Boljkovac started his pro carrer in Radnicki Jugopetrol in Serbia and has already played for Sbac plus Mavrovo in FYROM, Radnik Bijeljina, Leotar Trebinje, Gradjanski Bijeljina, Kakanj and SLoboda Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Balkan Botevgrad and Chernomorets Burgas in Bulgaria and Ero Orebro in Sweden.



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  SOUTH KOREA  


ET Land signs Josh Selby, ex Maccabi K/G - by Eurobasket News

Inchon ET Land Elephants (KBL) signed 26-year old American point guard Josh Selby (188-88kg-91, college: Kansas, agency: HMS). He played last season at Maccabi Kiryat Gat in Israeli Winner League. In 20 games he was third best scorer with impressive 17.5ppg and averaged 2.9rpg, 4.4apg and 1.1spg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. Selby also spent pre-season at Balikesir (BSL) in Turkish league that year.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Selby's college team won Big 12 Tournament in 2011.
He is quite experienced player. Selby has played in six different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in China (Eagles), Croatia (Cedevita), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers and Memphis Grizzlies), NBA G League (Reno Bighorns, Maine Red Claws and Canton Charge) and Turkey (Socar Petkim).
Selby attended University of Kansas until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

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  SPAIN  


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

Ciudad Autonoma de Melilla Enrique Soler (EBA) confirmed in their roster 21-year old forward Yusef Ahmed (196-96). He has played there for the last four seasons. But in only one EBA game he did not score anything.

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

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

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CAM E.Soler keeps Mullor for another season - by Eurobasket News

Ciudad Autonoma de Melilla Enrique Soler (EBA) re-signed Cristian Mullor. He played there last season. In only one EBA game he had 7 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists and 1 steal.

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

Hector Manzano
Phillip Holm
Javier Gonzalez
Joe Graessle
Carlos Platero
Yusef Ahmed
Luis Garcia
Miguel Mora
Wasim El Otmani
Daniel Mateos
Cristian Mullor

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

Ciudad Autonoma de Melilla Enrique Soler (EBA) confirmed in their roster Daniel Mateos. He played there last season. But in three EBA games he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound and 1 steal.
Mateos won EBA Group D Regular Season in 2017.

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

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

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Caceres sign Olivier just out of college - by Eurobasket News

Caceres Patrimonio de la Humanidad (LEB Gold) signed Spaniard guard Pol Olivier (188-79kg). He just graduated from NW Nazarene (NCAA2). Olivier has played there for the last four years. He played 23 games where he had 7.8ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.8apg last season.
As mentioned above Olivier is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
His team made it to the GNAC Tournament Semifinals in 2015.

Caceres Patrimonio de la Humanidad roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Luis Parejo
Guillermo Corrales
Pol Olivier

Forwards:
Sergio Perez
Daniel Martinez

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Faverani could come back to UCAM Murcia - by Eurobasket News

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB (Liga Endesa) is close to ink 29-year old Brazilian center Vitor Faverani (212-118kg-88) who played last time at FC Barcelona Lassa. It will actually be his comeback to UCAM Murcia as he has played here before. He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 6 Liga Endesa games he recorded 9.2ppg and 5.0rpg. Faverani helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 9 games in Euroleague where he averaged 7.7ppg and 4.2rpg. The other team Faverani played that season for was UCAM Murcia. In 15 Liga Endesa games he had 9.7ppg and 4.5rpg. He also played 10 games in Eurocup where he got 11.0ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.5apg.
Among other achievements Faverani's team won Israeli Cup in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Import Player of the Year award back in 2011. Faverani was a member of Brazilian Senior National Team in 2013.
He is a very experienced player. Faverani has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to six different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Faverani has played previously professionally in Italy, NBA (Boston Celtics), Spain (Valencia Basket, Zaragoza, Gipuzkoa and Clinicas Rincon), Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Brazil (Araraquara) and NBA G League (Maine Red Claws).
His game is described as: A powerful pivot with great moves inside. Yet a "beast" defensively, he has improved his offensive skill, becoming a very good scoring center.

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Brad Oleson
Charlon Kloof
Clevin Hannah

Forwards:
Marko Lukovic
Ovie Soko

Centers:
Marcos Delia
Kevin Tumba

Coach: Ibon Navarro

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Joventut keeps Jordan for another season - by Eurobasket News

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona (Liga Endesa) re-signed 31-year old Jamaican center Jerome Jordan (215-113kg-86, college: Tulsa). He played there last season. In 26 Liga Endesa games he recorded 10.4ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.0apg.
The previous (15-16) season Jordan played at Betis Energia Plus Sevilla where in 14 Liga Endesa games he averaged 8.2ppg and 3.9rpg. He also played that season for Monkey Kings in Chinese CBA. In 19 games he had very impressive stats: 21.2ppg, 9.4rpg, 1.5apg, 1.0spg and 1.9bpg. Jordan also spent pre-season at the Pelicans in NBA that year.
In 2010 he was drafted by Milwaukee Bucks (NBA) in second round (44th overall). Jordan attended University of Tulsa and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Drew League in 2014. Jordan received also USBasket.com All-D-League 3rd Team award back in 2013.
He represented Jamaica at the Centrobasket in San Juan (Puerto Rico) five years ago. Jordan's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: 10.7ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.0apg, Blocks-2 (1.8bpg), FGP: 52.4%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 73.9%.
Jordan is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to six different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Jordan has played previously professionally in Italy (Virtus Bologna), Philippines (TNT Ka Tropa), Serbia, Slovenia, NBA (New Orleans Pelicans, Houston Rockets, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks and Memphis Grizzlies) and NBA G League (Los Angeles D-Fenders, Erie Bay Hawks and Reno Bighorns).
His game is described as: (by Aran Smith for NBADraft.net in 2010)
Has an ideal NBA center frame with tremendous dimensions including a huge (7-foot-6) wingspan on a 7-plus foot frame … Players his size don't often have his agility. Solid in the open floor and has some leaping ability … Shows nice touch for a bigman.
Does not appear to enjoy contact and lacks the tough demeanor that you want in a post player … Lack of body strength becomes apparent when he meets contact
.

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona roster for 2017-2018:

Forwards:
Alex Ruoff
Albert Ventura
Simon Birgander

Center:
Jerome Jordan

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Ndiaye re-signs at Univ.Burgos - by Eurobasket News

Universidad de Burgos (EBA) confirmed in their roster 29-year old center Gana Ndiaye (208-88). He played there last season. In 25 EBA games he recorded 9.0ppg and 6.4rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Ndiaye played at Torrelodones where in 23 EBA games he averaged just 2.2ppg and 2.3rpg.
His career allowed him to visit three different continents. Ndiaye tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Tunisia, Spain (Ourense, Askatuak, Quintanar and McDonald's) and Nicaragua (Matagalpa).

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Spain pummels Israel in a friendly game - by Eurobasket News

Spain - Israel 90-70

Spain pummels Israel 90-70 in a friendly game. Spain scored massive 35 points to take a 25-point advantage after 10 minutes of the game. Israel replied with a 27-19 run in the second frame and then also reduced to 10 points after an 18-11 run in the third quarter. Spain however needed a final 25-15 surge to seal the win. Jaime Fernandez (186-PG-93) top-sored for the winners with 17 points, while Javier Vega (205-C-88) added 13. Egor Koulechov (196-G/F-94) ended up with 18 points for Israel and Naor Sharon (193-PG-95) netted 12.



Azuqueca keeps Hidalgo for another season - by Eurobasket News

Isover Basket Azuqueca (EBA) re-signed 20-year old point guard Carlos Hidalgo (184-97, agency: Duran International). He played there last season. In 18 EBA games he recorded 5.7ppg and 1.7rpg. Hidalgo also played that season for Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada where in 7 EBA games he averaged 6.1ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.3apg and 1.3spg.
His team made it to the U19 Championships Semifinals in 2014.
Hidalgo represented Spain at the European Championships U16 Division A in Kyiv (Ukraine) four years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 2 games: 1.5ppg.
Hidalgo has played previously for two other teams: Sevilla and Real Betis Energia Plus Sevilla 2nd team.

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Huesca inks Carles Marzo - by Eurobasket News

Magia Huesca (LEB Gold) agreed terms with 25-year old point guard Carles Marzo (190-92, agency: Duran International). He played last season at Lucentum in the LEB Silver. In 36 games he had 9.9ppg, 2.9rpg and 3.3apg (top 4). Marzo helped them to make it to the cup final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Fontedoso Carrefour (also in LEB Silver) where in 36 games he recorded 11.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.3apg (top 4) and 1.3spg. Marzo contributed to his team making it to the final.
He represented Spain at the Albert Schweitzer International Tournament in Mannheim (Unofficial World Championships U18) seven years ago.
Marzo has played previously for five other teams: FC Barcelona, Barca II, Cornella, Castello and Oviedo_CB.

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Christian Eyenga signs at Fuenlabrada - by Eurobasket News

Montakit Fuenlabrada (Liga Endesa) landed 28-year old Congolese small forward Christian Eyenga (201-95kg-89) from Unicaja. Eyenga managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 6 Liga Endesa games in Spain he averaged 9.7ppg and 3.3rpg. He also played that season for Openjobmetis VA in Italian Serie A where in 29 games he had 12.6ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention. Eyenga also played 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 13.3ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.2apg.
In 2009 Eyenga was drafted by Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA) in first round (30th overall).
He won NBA Pacific Division championship title in 2012.
Eyenga 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, Asian and of course North American leagues. Eyenga has played previously professionally in China (Brave Dragons), Poland (Stelmet and PGE Turow), NBA (LA Lakers), Spain (Joventut), Italy (Banco di Srd and Fiat Torino) and NBA G League (Texas Legends, Los Angeles D-Fenders and Canton Charge).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: (by Stevan Petrovic for NBADraft.net in 2009)
Possesses solid outside range out to 3pt (34% from 3PT). If he hits first few shots from the perimeter in a row he gets very confident and he is very difficult to guard ... Eyenga has good balance in his offensive game and almost the same number of outside shots as well as free-throws.
Eyenga is still a raw player offensively and still has trouble beating defenders off the dribble ... He is too predictable at times and drives to his right most of the time ... He still has lots of room to improve in these areas
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Montakit Fuenlabrada roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marko Popovic
Gregory Vargas

Forward:
Christian Eyenga

Center:
Emir Sulejmanovic

Coach: Nestor Garcia

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Jose Antonio Marco is a newcomer at Moron - by Eurobasket News

Aceitunas Fragata Moron (LEB Silver) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old point guard Jose Antonio Marco (179-89). He has played for the last four seasons at Caceres Patrimonio de la Humanidad in the LEB Gold. In 19 games he recorded 6.5ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.4apg last season. LEB Silver will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Marco won Spanish LEB Silver championship title in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Domestic Player of the Year in 2015.
Marco represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Rhodos (Greece) eight years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 4.7ppg, 1.3rpg, 2.3apg.
Marco has played previously for six other teams: UCAM Murcia, A.D. Tarragona, Melilla_Baloncesto, Cimbis, Real Betis Energia Plus Sevilla 2nd team and Bagastri.

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DeAndre Kane (ex Sevilla) could join Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) is close to sign 28-year old American guard DeAndre Kane (193-91kg-89, college: Iowa State, agency: BeoBasket) who played last time at Betis Energia Plus Sevilla in Spain. Kane managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 5 Liga Endesa games he recorded 9.0ppg, 7.2rpg and 2.2apg. He also spent pre-season at RETAbet (also in Liga Endesa) in Spanish that year. The other team Kane played that season for was BC Nizhny Novgorod in Russian league where in 14 Eurocup games he averaged impressive 16.8ppg, 7.6rpg, 4.3apg and 1.5spg. He also played 17 games in VTB United League where he had very remarkable stats: 15.9ppg, 7.0rpg, 3.6apg and 2.2spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to VTB United League All-Star Game.
Kane has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Among other achievements his college team won Big 12 Tournament in 2014. Kane received also All-Big 12 Newcomer of the Year award back in 2014.
He is a very experienced player. Kane has played also professionally in Belgium (Antwerp Giants), Germany (ratiopharm Ulm), Israel (Hapoel Eilat) and Russia (Krasny Oktyabr).
He attended Iowa State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michael Roll
Pierre Jackson
John DiBartolomeo

Forwards:
Karam Mashour
DeShaun Thomas
Itay Segev
Jake Cohen
Jonah Bolden

Center:
Alex Tyus

Coach: Arik Shivek

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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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Pahlmblad is back at Sodertalje - by Eurobasket News

Sodertalje Kings (Basketligan) agreed terms with 31-year old Swedish international shooting guard Martin Pahlmblad (195-88kg-86). It is actually his comeback to Sodertalje Kings as he has played here before. Pahlmblad played last season at GS Kymis in Greek A1 league. In 26 games he had 4.1ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.2apg.
The previous (15-16) season Pahlmblad played at Apollon Patras (also in A1) where in 26 games he recorded 5.8ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.2apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Pahlmblad was voted Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan Co-Most Improved Player of the Year back in 2008.
He has been also a member of Swedish international program for some years. Pahlmblad has regularly played for Swedish senior team since 2008 and previously for U20 National Team in 2005.
He represented Sweden at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 3 games: 1.0ppg.
Pahlmblad has played previously professionally in Hungary (PVSK Pannon) and Sweden (BC Lulea, Solna Vikings and IK Eos).

Sodertalje Kings roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Martin Pahlmblad

Forwards:
Aaron Anderson
Adam Ramstedt

Center:
Nicholas Spires

Coach: Ludwig Degernas

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Angelo Griffis signs at Nassjo - by Eurobasket News

KFUM Nassjo Basket (Basketligan) landed 25-year old American guard Angelo Griffis (196-91kg-92). He just graduated from Rochester College (NAIA). In 29 games he averaged impressive 20.8ppg, 7.6rpg and 3.0apg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was awarded All-AII Div.II Player of the Year, selected to All-AII Div.II 1st Team and selected to All-NAIA D2 3rd Team. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded All-AII Div.II Player of the Year, selected to All-AII Div.II 1st Team and selected to All-USCAA D1 1st Team.
As mentioned above Griffis is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements his team won AII Div.II Regular Season in 2016.

KFUM Nassjo Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Angelo Griffis
David Czerapowicz

Forwards:
Thomas Tshikaya
Kristian Ternell
Edin Hanusa

Coach: Felix Alonso

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Nassjo inks David Czerapowicz - by Eurobasket News

KFUM Nassjo Basket (Basketligan) agreed terms with 18-year old naturalized American guard David Czerapowicz (189-99). He has played for the last two seasons at RIG Mark in the Basketettan. In 17 games he had 14.7ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.1apg and 1.2spg last season. Quite impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Swedish BasketEttan Honorable Mention.
Despite young age Czerapowicz had great career. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Division B 1st Team in 2015.
He represented Sweden at the European Championships U16 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) two years ago. Czerapowicz's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 9 games: Score-5 (16.0ppg), 4.7rpg, 1.8apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 49.0%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 81.3%.

KFUM Nassjo Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
David Czerapowicz

Forwards:
Thomas Tshikaya
Kristian Ternell
Edin Hanusa

Coach: Felix Alonso

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Ronnqvist re-signs at BC Lulea - by Eurobasket News

BC Lulea (Basketligan) confirmed in their roster 27-year old point guard Adam Ronnqvist (181-78kg-90). He has played there for the last five seasons. In 45 Basketligan games he recorded 12.7ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.2apg last season. Ronnqvist helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team.
He represented Sweden at the European Championships U18 Division B in Debrecen (Hungary) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 3.1ppg.
Ronnqvist has played previously professionally also in Norway (Baerum Basket) and Sweden (Lulea Steelers, BG Lulea and LF Future).

BC Lulea roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Adam Ronnqvist
Brandon Rozzell
Quinton Upshur

Forwards:
Yannick Anzuluni
Anton Kobylak-Berglund

Center:
Brice Massamba

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James Padgett joins Lugano Tigers - by Igor Obradovic

Lugano Tigers (LNA) agreed terms with 26-year old American forward James Padgett (203-102kg-91, college: Maryland). He played this summer at Lakeside Lightning in Australian SBL. In 25 games he had very impressive stats: 23.3ppg, 12.7rpg, 1.6apg, 1.4spg and 1.2bpg.
Padgett's career allowed him to visit three different continents. He tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. Padgett has played previously professionally in Finland (UU Korihait and Salon Vilpas), France (Vitre) and Japan (Shimane Magic).
He attended University of Maryland until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

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Robert Lowery (ex Astana) agreed terms with Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye - by Eurobasket News

Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye inked 30-year old American point guard Robert Lowery (188-82kg-87, college: Dayton). He played most recently at BK Astana in Kazakhstan National League. In 8 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.8ppg, 5.3rpg, 5.6apg and 3.4spg (in top 3) last season. Lowery helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). He also played 27 games in VTB United League where he averaged 14.4ppg, 3.3rpg, 4.2apg and 1.9spg.
The previous (15-16) season Lowery played at ALBA Berlin in German BBL. In 12 games he had 10.6ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.2apg and 1.3spg. He also played 3 games in Eurocup where he got 13.7ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.7apg and 2.0spg. The other team Lowery played shortly was Nea Kifisia in Greek A1. In 6 games he got remarkable 16.2ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.8apg and 1.3spg.
He is a very experienced player. Lowery has played also professionally in Italy (Lighthouse Conad Trapani), Latvia (VEF Riga), Greece (Koroivos), Czech Republic (Levharti Chomutov), Germany (Saar Pfalz Braves) and Turkey (Balikesir).
He attended University of Dayton until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Robert Lowery
Ozgur Sahin

Forward:
Valentin Pastal

Center:
Kemal Canbolat

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Leemire Goldwire (ex Akhisar Bld) joins Regatas Corrientes - by Eurobasket News

Regatas Corrientes (LigaA) agreed terms with 32-year old American point guard Leemire Goldwire (184-88kg-85, college: Charlotte, agency: HMS). He played last season at Akhisar Bld in Turkish TBL league. In 33 games he had very impressive stats: 15.9ppg, 3.5rpg, 3.0apg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season Goldwire played at Eskisehir Basket (also in TBL) where in 31 games he was fifth best scorer with remarkable 21.6ppg and averaged 3.7rpg, 4.4apg and 2.1spg (leader !!!).
In 2009 (a year after he left the college) Goldwire was drafted by Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League) in fourth round (52nd overall).
He attended University of North Carolina - Charlotte until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Goldwire won Bulgarian League championship title in 2009. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian LNP Gold Honorable Mention back in 2014.
Goldwire is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Greece (Egaleo), Italy (Unieuro Forli, Jesi and Scandone Avellino), FYR Macedonia (Rabotnicki) and Bulgaria (Lukoil Academic Sofia).
On Goldwire: A very athletic PG, who is quick and powerful despite limited size. Can earn lots of fouls in the paint, knows how to score and has a good shooting percentage. Good personality, he leads well his team, improving the performance of all the teammates.

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Ratiopharm inks Toure Murry, ex Yesilgiresun - by Eurobasket News

Ratiopharm Ulm (BBL) agreed terms with 28-year old American guard Toure Murry (196-91kg-89, college: Wichita State). He played last season at Yesilgiresun in Turkish BSL league, but left the team in Feb.'17. In 6 games he had 8.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 3.0apg and 1.2spg.
In 2012 Murry was drafted by Austin Toros (D-League) as #1 pick overall.
He attended Wichita State and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Murry has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won D-League Central Division championship title in 2016. Murry was also voted USBasket.com D-League All-Defensive 2nd Team back in 2013.
He has played also professionally in Israel (Hapoel Tel Aviv), NBA (Utah Jazz, New York Knicks, Washington Wizards and Minnesota Timberwolves) and NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce, Salt Lake City Stars, Texas Legends, Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Erie Bay Hawks).

Ratiopharm Ulm roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Toure Murry
Ismet Akpinar
Marcell Pongo

Forwards:
Ryan Thompson
Luke Harangody
Da'Sean Butler

Centers:
Tim Ohlbrecht
Till Pape

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Duzce Belediye tabs Kyle Hunt - by Eurobasket News

Duzce Belediye (TBL) inked 28-year old American (has also Jamaican passport) power forward Kyle Hunt (208-104kg-89, college: Oklahoma S&A, agency: Octagon Europe) from Yalova Bld. In 34 TBL games in Turkey he averaged impressive 18.0ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.1apg and 1.0spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TBL Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Hunt played at Halifax Hurricanes in Canadian NBL Canada where in 52 games he had 14.3ppg and 6.1rpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Honorable Mention.
In 2013 (a year after he left the college) Hunt was drafted by Austin Toros (D-League) in first round (12th overall).
He attended University of Science and Arts (NAIA) until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Hunt received All-NAIA D1 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
Hunt is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on three different continents (Latin America, Australia and of course North America). Hunt has played previously professionally in Argentina (Alianza Viedma and Estudiantes Concordia), Australia (Chargers), Mexico (Pioneros), Uruguay (Olimpia) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs).

Duzce Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

Baris Yalman
Genco Ozan Dilik
Eren Ocakturk
Berkay Demirci
Ayberk Guleryuz
Corin Henry
Kyle Hunt
Tamer Erden

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Duzce Belediye signs Corin Henry, ex Evreux - by Eurobasket News

Duzce Belediye (TBL) signed 29-year old American point guard Corin Henry (178-88, college: Tarleton State, agency: Octagon Europe). He played last season at ALM Evreux Basket in French ProB. In 39 games he had very impressive stats: 16.1ppg, 2.9rpg, 5.3apg and 2.3spg. Henry helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-French ProB 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
The previous (2016) summer he played at Sabres in Australian SEABL where in 15 games he recorded 12.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.5apg and 1.5spg in 2016 season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Henry's team won LSC South Division Regular Season in 2011. He was also voted All-LSC LSC South Division Defensive Player of the Year back in 2011 at his college time.
Henry is quite experienced player. He has played in five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Henry has played previously professionally in Bulgaria (Rilski), Denmark (Naestved), New Zealand (Pistons), Sweden (KFUM Jamtland) and Australia (Kings).
He attended Tarleton State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

Duzce Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

Baris Yalman
Genco Ozan Dilik
Eren Ocakturk
Berkay Demirci
Ayberk Guleryuz
Corin Henry
Tamer Erden

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NBL Round 17: City Oilers hand first loss to Pemba Warriors - by Eurobasket News

The games at this stage are more interesting as they can be crucial for the final standings in Regular Season. Despite we already know who is stronger and who is weaker, there may be still last minute surprises and upsets.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Pemba Warriors (5-1) in Kampala on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by fifth ranked City Oilers (5-3) 72-62. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Pemba Warriors. 25 personal fouls committed by Pemba Warriors helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Ndikumana Landry (-93) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds. The former international guard Jimmy Enabu (187-88) contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Guard Syrus Kiviiri (-88) answered with 15 points and 8 rebounds for Pemba Warriors. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion maintains fifth place with 5-3 record. Pemba Warriors at the other side keep the third position with one game lost. City Oilers are looking forward to face JKL Dolphins (#7) in the next round. Pemba Warriors' supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Kampala KIU Titans.
Bottom-ranked UPDF managed to get a second victory, breaking the series of four consecutive losses. This time they won against fourth-ranked Power 85-75. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Power. Forward Henry Okoth (-99) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and Moses Muhumuza chipped in 24 points and 6 rebounds. Kenyan power forward Mickeal Makiadi (199-89) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 19 rebounds and 4 assists. UPDF (2-6) moved-up to tenth place. Power at the other side keeps the fourth position with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
NBAL top team - KIU Titans (8-1) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they crushed tenth ranked Falcons (2-7) in Kampala 95-51. Sudi Ulanga nailed 24 points for the winning side. Benard Okumu came up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds for Falcons in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. KIU Titans have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 8-1 record. Loser Falcons dropped to the eleventh position with seven games lost. They share it with Nkumba M.. KIU Titans' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Kampala to the arena Pemba Warriors.
The game in was also worth to mention about. Sixth ranked Ndejje (5-4) played at the court of 8th ranked Our Saviour (3-6). Ndejje managed to secure a 4-point victory 68-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Our Saviour. The best player for the winners was Micheal Otieno who scored 29 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Ndejje maintains sixth place with 5-4 record. Our Saviour at the other side keeps the eighth position with six games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

In the last game of round 17 Nkumba M. was beaten by UCU Canons on the road 72-57.
The most impressive performance of 17th round was 21 points and 14 rebounds by Steven Mwesigye of Our Saviour.

Our Saviour - Ndejje 64-68

The game in was also worth to mention about. Sixth ranked Ndejje (5-4) played at the court of 8th ranked Our Saviour (3-6). Ndejje managed to secure a 4-point victory 68-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Our Saviour. The best player for the winners was Kenyan guard Micheal Otieno (193-93) who scored 29 points and 6 rebounds. Gauthier Baderha chipped in 7 points and 6 assists. Forward Steven Mwesigye produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) and Mulamba Nkumbi added 10 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Ndejje maintains sixth place with 5-4 record. Our Saviour at the other side keeps the eighth position with six games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Ndejje: M.Otieno 29+6reb+2ast, G.Baderha 7+2reb+6ast, D.Katumba 7+7reb, I.Ochera 6+3reb+2ast, O.Majok 6+3reb, D.Okello 5+2reb+1ast
Our Saviour: S.Mwesigye 21+14reb+2ast, M.Nkumbi 10+8reb+1ast, D.Monoja 8+6reb, J.Mony 7+1reb+1ast, W.Pirwoth 4+5reb, J.Wacha 4+3reb+3ast
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Power - UPDF 75-85

Bottom-ranked UPDF managed to get a second victory, breaking the series of four consecutive losses. This time they won against fourth-ranked Power 85-75. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Power. UPDF forced 22 Power turnovers. Power was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Henry Okoth (-99) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and Moses Muhumuza chipped in 24 points and 6 rebounds. Kenyan power forward Mickeal Makiadi (199-89) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 19 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international forward Joseph Ikong (193-85) scored 24 points and 8 rebounds. UPDF (2-6) moved-up to tenth place. Power at the other side keeps the fourth position with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
UPDF: H.Okoth 27+10reb+5ast, M.Muhumuza 24+6reb+2ast, F.Mukunzi 12+10reb+3ast, A.Okot 9+9reb+1ast, D.Mutawe 3+9reb+1ast, J.Dramaza 3+1reb
Power: J.Ikong 24+8reb+2ast, M.Makiadi 19+19reb+4ast, S.Okot 9+1reb+1ast, A.Isaac 7+6reb+3ast, P.Odong 6+3ast, P.Mwaka 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 549479


Falcons - KIU Titans 51-95

NBAL top team - KIU Titans (8-1) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they crushed tenth ranked Falcons (2-7) in Kampala 95-51. KIU Titans forced 25 Falcons turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Falcons' players. Tanzanian guard Sudi Ulanga (181-88) nailed 24 points for the winning side and guard Chris Omanye (183-94) accounted for 13 points, 6 assists and 4 steals. Four KIU Titans players scored in double figures. Forward Benard Okumu came up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and center Francis Karoro (-89) added 18 points respectively for Falcons in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. KIU Titans have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 8-1 record. Loser Falcons dropped to the eleventh position with seven games lost. They share it with Nkumba M.. KIU Titans' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Kampala to the arena Pemba Warriors.
Top scorers:
KIU Titans: S.Ulanga 24+4reb+1ast, D.Balungu 14+2reb+1ast, C.Omanye 13+2reb+6ast, F.Kumpanyi 10+4reb+2ast, O.Muge 10+4reb, S.Agutu 9+4reb+3ast
Falcons: F.Karoro 18+3reb+1ast, B.Okumu 16+11reb+1ast, A.Dickson 6+1reb+3ast, S.Kabangu 5+7reb+4ast, V.Jurua 4+3reb+2ast, O.Moses 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 549478


Pemba Warriors - City Oilers 62-72

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Pemba Warriors (5-1) in Kampala on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by fifth ranked City Oilers (5-3) 72-62. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Pemba Warriors. 25 personal fouls committed by Pemba Warriors helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Ndikumana Landry (-93) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds. The former international guard Jimmy Enabu (187-88) contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Guard Syrus Kiviiri (-88) answered with 15 points and 8 rebounds and forward Michael Buzangu (-82) added 11 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Pemba Warriors. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion maintains fifth place with 5-3 record. Pemba Warriors at the other side keep the third position with one game lost. City Oilers are looking forward to face JKL Dolphins (#7) in the next round. Pemba Warriors' supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Kampala KIU Titans.
Top scorers:
City Oilers: N.Landry 17+13reb+1ast, J.Enabu 14+5reb+3ast, S.Omony 13+8reb+1ast, J.Okello 7+6reb+3ast, J.Otim 7+2reb+1ast, J.Deng 4+5reb
Pemba Warriors: S.Kiviiri 15+8reb+1ast, S.Mugerwa 11+3reb, M.Buzangu 11+8reb+2ast, A.Saidi 8+6reb+2ast, C.Kizito 7+1reb+1ast, J.Ocheng 3+2reb
gschID: 549477


UCU Canons - Nkumba M. 72-57

No shocking result in a game when second ranked UCU Canons (7-3) beat at home bottom-ranked Nkumba M. (2-7) 72-57. They outrebounded Nkumba M. 44-32 including 33 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was guard Steven Wundi (-93) who scored 24 points. Forward Brian Namake (-90) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Four UCU Canons players scored in double figures. Sydney Chasimba produced 20 points and forward Wilson Otweyo (-89) added 10 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals respectively for the guests. UCU Canons have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain second place with 7-3 record having just six point less than leader KIU Titans. Newly promoted Nkumba M. dropped to the bottom position with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
UCU Canons: S.Wundi 24+4reb+3ast, W.Ater 13+2reb, B.Namake 10+12reb+4ast, A.Gang 10+5reb+3ast, J.Maheta 8+2reb+3ast, F.Chuma 5+8reb
Nkumba M.: S.Chasimba 20+3reb+1ast, S.Makutwa 10+8reb+2ast, W.Otweyo 10+5reb+6ast, N.Byamukama 6+5reb+2ast, U.Walugembe 5+5reb+6ast, M.Kayihura 3+2reb+3ast
gschID: 549476





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  UKRAINE  


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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Fullah is first signing for Leeds Force - by Paul Nilsen

Leeds Force are delighted to announce Alhaji Fullah (201-F-89, college: Charleston So.) as their first signing for the 2017/18 BBL season.

Fullah graduated Charleston Southern in the Big South conference, in NCAA Division One, where he averaged 4.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in just a little over 13 minutes of action per game.

Leeds Force CEO, Mark Mills, is excited by the prospect of having Fullah in the Force roster.

He said 'Allie is an impressive talent that can make a major impact on both ends of the floor.

"He hasn't had the opportunity to truly show what he can do in the BBL. This year is his year to have a break out season.

"The Force fans are in for a treat with Allie on the court.'

Since graduation the 6'8' centre has played for both London Lions and Surrey Scorchers.He averaged 10.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per game in limited minutes for the latter.

Fullah who is known for his tough defense and impressive rebounding, is eager to get started with Leeds Force.

He said 'I'm looking forward to a successful season at Leeds. I promise the Force fans that I will work hard every second I am on the floor.

"I feel that if we get it right as a team, there is no reason why we can't reach the Play-Offs and even more."

Plenty of work is going on behind the scenes as Leeds Force look to build a roster that can challenge for honours in the fast approaching BBL season.

Fans will get their first opportunity to see the new look Force roster when they take on Bradford Dragons in a pre-season friendly on Sunday 10th September at the Carnegie Sports Arena. Tickets for the that game will go on sale shortly through the club website.



Leopards add Spanish guard - by Dave Ryan

Levett Essex Leopards have announced their third signing of the summer with the addition of Spanish guard Ruben Saiz Colon.
The 30-year-old Barcelona-born player joins up with the Big Cats having spent all of his career except a brief spell at Oaklands Academy, in his home country, and coach Thomas Baker is delighted with his new signing: 'Ruben is a great addition to the team, he's a versatile, pass-first combo guard with a high basketball IQ' he said.
'Having seen him play over the years I know he will make players around him better. He will bring experience of playing overseas and I am confident he will fit in well with the other players. From the first time I met Ruben I had a good feeling about what he would bring to this club and I'm really looking forward to start working with him.'
The 6'1″ Spaniard can play both guard spots and started his senior career in 2005-2006 when he played for Menorca-based CB Jovent D'Alaior, and since then he has played for CB Lleida, CB Tarrega, CB Pardinyes and CB Alpicat.
The Big Cats' newest recruit is excited about joining up with his new team: 'I'm really happy to play basketball in the UK. I am excited to see what it like is playing here and I am really looking forward to working with coach Baker and Essex Leopards' he said.
'I have a great feeling about this club and I am thrilled to be joining a club with ambitions. As an experienced player I am confident I can help the club get back to Division 1. By talking to coach Baker it is clear to see what he wants to achieve with the club and I am grateful to be a part of it.'



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Larre Borges keep Rodriguez for another season - by Eurobasket News

Larre Borges Montevideo (LUB) re-signed experienced 34-year old forward Johnny Rodriguez (197-83kg-83). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 31 LUB games he averaged 6.1ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.2apg last season.
Rodriguez's team won Uruguay Metropolitan League Regular Season in 2014.
He has spent his entire career in Uruguay playing for seven other teams: Atletico Welcome, Cordon, Goes, Bigua, Bohemios, Nacional and Bigua.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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25 de Agosto signs Terrel Thomas Glen - by Eurobasket News

25 de Agosto Montevideo (Metropolitan) signed experienced 38-year old American forward Terrel Thomas Glen (201-109kg-79, college: Georgia State). The last time (15) he played at Welcome in Uruguayan LUB league. Thomas Glen missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
In 2002 Thomas Glen was drafted by Florida Sea Dragons (USBL) in first round (8th overall).
The former Georgia State standoutis in his 16th (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Thomas Glen was voted Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay LUB Honorable Mention back in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Thomas Glen has played in nine different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally also in Argentina (Penarol), Belgium (Wevelgem), France (Hyeres-Toulon and Saint Vallier), Iraq (Zakho), Israel (Ironi Ashkelon), Mexico, Spain (Palma Air Europa II, Basquet_Mallorca, L'Hospitalet, Huelva and La Palma), United Kingdom and Uruguay (Trouville).
Thomas Glen is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at 25 de Agosto.
Thomas Glen could be described: The outside shooting threat. An excellent foul shooter. Loves to defend in the middle, in 5 position, but moves to the 4 at the offensive side. Should add a reliable outside shot to make the definitive transition on the perimeter.
Versatile PF who can be effective at the 5 due to athleticism and quick-leaping ability, as well as seeing spot duty at the 3 posiion. Has developed into a consistent outside shooting threat, versatility and athleticism makes him a very difficult matchup. Can defend 3/4/5 effectively as well
.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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Elite adds McClure to their roster, ex Igokea - by Eurobasket News

Arkansas Elite added to their roster 26-year old guard Deshone McClure (190-79kg-91, college: Cent.Arkansas). The last time (14-15) he played at Igokea in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I.
Three years ago McClure was drafted by Texas Legends (D-League) in fifth round (80th overall).
The former Central Arkansas standoutis in his fourth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others McClure won Bosnia and Herzegovina Cup in 2015.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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

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

Jose Rodriguez
Jose Rodriguez
   #1. This week's number one is former U17 international power forward Jose Rodriguez (197-94, currently plays in Colombia). Rodriguez was the major contributor in Cimarrones' victory against the closely-ranked Condores (13-14) 85-77 in the Colombian Liga DirecTV last Wednesday. He recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and getting 10 rebounds. Rodriguez also added 3 assists and 4 steals. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Cimarrones del Choco (15-8) is placed third in the Liga DirecTV. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Rodriguez has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 18.8ppg, 10.8rpg, 3.0apg, 1.8spg, 2FGP: 46.9% and FT: 44.7%. Rodriguez played for the Venezuelan U17 national team six years ago.

Jesus Medina
Jesus Medina
   #2. Second place goes to former U17 international swingman Jesus Medina (188-94, currently plays in Colombia). Medina could not help Piratas (9-18) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his very good performance Piratas was edged 92-90 in a derby game by the leading Fast Break. Medina was the second best scorer with 21 points. He also added 7 boards, handed out 8 passes and blocked 2 shots. Medina's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. Medina has relatively good stats this season: 10.6ppg, 5.8rpg, 4.9apg, 2FGP: 34.9%, 3FGP: 29.2% and FT: 56.6%. He played for the Venezuelan U17 national team in 2011.

Eduardo Torres
Eduardo Torres
   #3. The Venezuelan player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced former international forward Eduardo Torres (195-81, currently plays in Colombia). Torres led Condores to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Sabios (9-18) crushing them 98-77 in the Colombian Liga DirecTV last Saturday. He scored 19 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 31 minutes. Condores de Cundinamarca (13-14) is placed fourth in the Liga DirecTV. Torres' team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. Torres has very impressive stats this year: 15.8ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.8apg, 2FGP: 56.4%(57-101), 3FGP: 36.7% and FT: 81.5% in 12 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Venezuelan and Colombian. Former Panteras de Miranda starter played for the Venezuelan national team eight years ago.

Luis Bethelmy
Luis Bethelmy
   #4. Forward Luis Bethelmy (200-86, currently plays in Dominican Republic) led Indios SFM to a 2-point victory against the leader Metros STGO (3-1) 80-78 in the Dominican Rep. LNB last Friday. He scored 12 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was his first game for Indios SFM this season. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group North. His team is placed second. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. There are only four games left until the end of the Second Stage. Bethelmy used to play for the Venezuelan national team last year.

Jesus Centeno
Jesus Centeno
   #5. Former U21 international guard Jesus Centeno (190-85, currently plays in Ecuador) led Iccan to a victory over the closely-ranked Leones (1-1) crushing them 73-52 in the Ecuadorian National League on Tuesday night. He was MVP of the game. Centeno recorded 22 points and added 6 assists in 36 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Club Iccan de Macas (2-0) is placed first in the National League. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Centeno has very impressive stats this year: 22.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 3.0apg in two games. He used to play for the Venezuelan U21 national team thirteen years ago.

Cesar Silva
Cesar Silva
   #6. Swingman Cesar Silva (190-81, currently plays in Ecuador) is a teammate of previously mentioned Jesus Centeno. But that was another game of his team in Ecuadorian National League which we would like to mention. Silva contributed to Iccan's victory against the closely-ranked Portviejo (1-1) 87-75. He scored 21 points and added 5 passes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Club Iccan de Macas (2-0) is placed first in the National League. This season Silva has very high stats. He averages: 19.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.5apg and 1.5spg. Silva is a former international player as he played for the Venezuelan senior team four years ago.

Luis Julio
Luis Julio
   #7. Former international power forward Luis Julio (201-80, currently plays in Colombia) contributed to a Fast Break's victory against the sixth-ranked Piratas (9-18) 81-67 in a derby game in the Colombian Liga DirecTV on Tuesday night. Julio recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 10 rebounds. Fast Break (24-1) is placed first in the Liga DirecTV. It was his team's consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. Julio's overall stats this season are: 8.9ppg and 7.7rpg. He used to play for the Venezuelan national team eight years ago.

Jhon Romero
Jhon Romero
   #8. Forward Jhon Romero (199-85, currently plays in Ecuador) helped Importadora win their game against the league outsider Triple E-Uda (0-2) crushing them 94-70 in the Ecuadorian National League on Friday night. Romero scored 14 points and added 4 passes in 38 minutes. Importadora Alvarado Ambato (1-1) is placed fifth in the National League. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Romero has relatively solid stats: 14.5ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.0apg in two games. He used to play for the Venezuelan national team back in 2011.

Zapata Jackson
Zapata Jackson
   #9. Former U21 international forward Zapata Jackson (198-85, currently plays in Ecuador) is a teammate of previously mentioned Jesus Centeno and both played together in the last Ecuadorian National League game. Jackson helped Iccan win their game against the closely-ranked Leones (1-1) crushing them 73-52. He recorded 6 points in 36 minutes. It was his first game for Iccan this season. Jackson used to play for the Venezuelan U21 national team thirteen years ago.

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

   #1. Fernando Lucena (185-PG-86, currently plays in Colombia) led Caciques to a victory over the league outsider Patriotas (6-21) 79-67 in the Colombian Liga DirecTV in Wednesday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Lucena scored 25 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 21 minutes. Caciques de Valledupar (11-14) is placed fifth in the Liga DirecTV. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Lucena has relatively good stats this year: 12.0ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.4apg in 12 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Venezuelan and Colombian.

   #2. Luis Almanza (196-F-91, currently plays in Colombia) contributed to a 3-point Condores' victory against the closely-ranked Piratas (9-18) 99-96 in the Colombian Liga DirecTV on Saturday night. He had a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 11 rebounds in 34 minutes. Condores de Cundinamarca (13-14) is placed fourth in the Liga DirecTV. Almanza's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. Almanza has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.4ppg, 10.3rpg and 1.7apg in 27 games.

   #3. Hector Diaz (197-G/F-92, currently plays in Colombia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Luis Almanza. But that was another game of his team in Colombian Liga DirecTV which we would like to mention. Diaz contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Sabios (9-18) crushing them 98-77. He scored 16 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 7 assists. Condores de Cundinamarca (13-14) is placed fourth in the Liga DirecTV. This season Diaz has relatively solid stats: 10.9ppg, 5.5rpg, 3.1apg and 2.3spg. He is another player who holds two passports: Venezuelan and Colombian.

   #4. Dario Castro (206-C-91, currently plays in Colombia). Castro could not help Sabios (9-18) to beat Condores (13-14). He scored 7 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in 28 minutes. Sabios lost 65-78 on the road to the higher-ranked (#4) Condores. It was Sabios' seventh consecutive loss in a row. Castro's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. This year Castro's overall stats are: 4.8ppg and 3.3rpg in 26 games.

   #5. Raul Orta (196-G-85, currently plays in Puerto Rico) was not able to help Santeros in their game against Capitanes (19-17) in the Puerto Rican BSN. He cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. Orta recorded only 2 points in 12 minutes. The league leader Santeros lost 79-90 in Arecibo to the lower-ranked (#5) Capitanes. This year Orta averages just 2.4ppg in 30 games. He has both Venezuelan and Puerto Rican nationalities.

   #6. Nelson Palacios (192-SF-92, currently plays in Ecuador) was not able to secure a victory for Juvenil (1-1) in their last game. Despite Palacios' very good performance Juvenil lost 87-92 in Riobamba to the lower-ranked (#3) Leones. He was the top scorer with 30 points in 40 minutes. It was his first game for Juvenil this season.

   #7. Jovanni Diaz (195-G-92, currently plays in Ecuador) is a teammate of previously mentioned Nelson Palacios and both played together in the last Ecuadorian National League game. Diaz couldn't help Juvenil (1-1) in their last game on Friday. Despite his very good performance Juvenil was defeated 92-87 in Riobamba by the lower-ranked Leones (#3). Diaz was the second best scorer with 24 points. He also added 4 rebounds. It was his first game for Juvenil this season.

   #8. Michael Hinestroza Javes (208-F-90, college: UALR, currently plays in Colombia) contributed to a 2-point Fast Break's victory against the sixth-ranked Piratas 92-90 in a derby game in the Colombian Liga DirecTV in Wednesday night's game. Hinestroza Javes scored 10 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Hinestroza Javes' overall stats this season are: 6.5ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.1apg. He also holds two passports: Venezuelan and Colombian.

   #9. Rafael Rodriguez (187-G-86, currently plays in Colombia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Michael Hinestroza Javes. However that was another game of his team in Colombian Liga DirecTV which brought him to that list. Rodriguez managed to help Fast Break to win against the closely-ranked Cimarrones crushing them 90-69. He scored only 2 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Rodriguez's overall stats this season are: 1.3ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.1apg.



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  WALES  


Welsh U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic


4Benjamin Gordos 175-PG-01
5Luke Gordos180-PG-02
6Ben Evans 175-PG-02
8Fredric Rouse 183-SG-01
9Cai Thomas 182-SG-01
10Dafydd Griffiths 186-SF-01
11Stefan Green 190-F-01
12Sion Gordon 193-SF-01
13Benjamin Thomas 196-C-01
14Jasper Ladd 188-SG-01
20Edward Rimmel 174-PG-01
21Lazarus Minty-Walker 185-SF-01

Aurimas Verbukas Head Coach
Edward Piggford Assistant



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  WILLIAM JONES CUP  


Canada triumph in Taipei, Diego Capelan MVP - by Eurobasket News

Canada triumph in Taipei at the William Jones Cup 2017. They finished on top with an 8-1 record after the win over Republic of China White 117-83. Diego Kapelan (190-G-87, college: McNeese St.) was named MVP of the tournament as he scored 17 points. Connor Wood (201-G-93) top-scored with 24 and Michale Kyser (208-F-91, college: Louisiana Tech) added 23. Chen Ying-Chun (183-PG-93) produced 30 points in the losing effort.
Lithuania ended up second with the same 8-1 record. In their last game they overcame Iraq 99-83. Edvinas Seskus (196-G/F-95, agency: Players Group) recorded 50 points, while Zygimantas Jocys (190-SG-95) poured in 14. Hassan Abdullah (190-G-94) replied with 25 points in the losing effort.
South Korea is third after a loss from Republic of China Blue 85-87, while
Gilas Pilipinas ends Jones Cup at 4th place after win over Iran 90-82. Import Mike Myers (206-F-92, college: Md-E Shore) top-scored with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Matthew Wright (193-G-91, college: St.Bonaventure) added 20 points, while Christian Standhardinger (206-F-89, college: Hawaii) had 13 markers and 4 boards. Sajjad Pazrofteh and Masoud Soleymani combined for 42 points to lead Iran.
In another game Japan beat India 77-61.




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Women News


Graham will be back at Sydney - by Eurobasket News

Sydney Uni Flames (WNBL) signed 28-year old point guard Sarah Graham (163-89). It will actually be her comeback to Sydney Uni Flames as she has played here before. Graham plays this summer at Sydney Uni Sparks, the newcomer in SEABL. In 9 State League games she had 13.7ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.2apg. The last season Graham played at Sydney Uni Flames where in 25 games she recorded 3.7ppg.
Graham represented Australia at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. Her team won Bronze and her stats at that event were 4 games: 0.8ppg, 1.3rpg.
Graham has played previously for five other teams: Perth Lynx, Logan Thunder, Brisbane Spartans, Spireds and Eagles.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Australian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Australian National Team 2017
#s#
Tessa Lavey
Lavey
Alanna Smith
Smith
Lauren Mansfield
Mansfield
Madeleine Garrick
Garrick
Stephanie Cumming-Blicavs
Cumming-Blicavs
#e#5
4Tessa Lavey 172-G-93 Dandenong Australia
5Alanna Smith 190-F-96 Stanford USA
6Lauren Mansfield 170-G-89 Launceston T. Australia
7Madeleine Garrick 178-G-92 Kilsyth LC Australia
8Stephanie Cumming-Blicavs 178-G-90 Dandenong Australia
9Kelsey Griffin 188-F-87 Bendigo Australia
10Katie-Rae Ebzery 177-SF-90 Dynamo M. Russia
11Laura Hodges 191-C-83 Adelaide Australia
12Belinda Snell 180-SF-81 Manly Warr. SE Australia
13Alice Kunek 187-G/F-91 Eltham W. Australia
14Marianna Tolo 196-C-89 Abdullah Gul Turkey
15Sara Blicavs 188-F-93 Geelong S. Australia

Cheryl Chambers Head Coach Sydney Australia
Paul Goriss Assistant
Olaf Lange Assistant UMMC Russia



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  BELGIUM  


Istanbul Uni adds Vanloo to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Istanbul Universitesi SK (KBSL) added to their roster 24-year old Belgian international point guard Julie Vanloo (172-93). She played last season at Passalacqua Spedizioni Ragusa in Italian Serie A1. In 26 games she recorded 10.1ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.8apg (top 5) and 1.4spg. Vanloo helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team. Vanloo also played 10 games in Eurocup where she averaged 10.3ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.7apg.
The previous (15-16) season Vanloo played at Lulea Basket in Swedish Damligan. In 37 games she had 13.0ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.7apg (top 2) and 1.4spg. She contributed to her team winning the Swedish Damligan title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Great season indeed as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Damligan Bosman Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Bosmans Team. Vanloo also played 8 games in Eurocup where she got 11.6ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.6apg.
Vanloo has been also a member of Belgian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Belgian senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
Vanloo also represented Belgium at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her team won Bronze and her stats at that event were 6 games: 6.2ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.0apg, FGP: 22.2%, 3PT: 31.3%, FT: 75.0%.
Vanloo has played previously professionally in France (Mondeville) and Belgium (Declercq Stortbeton, Blue Cats and Young Cats).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BULGARIA  


Haskovo 2012 inks Milena Tomova - by Eurobasket News

Haskovo 2012 (NBL) signed experienced 35-year old international power forward Milena Tomova (187-82, college: FIU). She has played for the last two seasons at Beroe in the NBL. In 19 games she had 6.4ppg and 2.9rpg last season. Tomova helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played 18 games in WABA where she recorded 7.2ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.1apg. Tomova contributed to her team making it to the final.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she was voted Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Honorable Mention in 2014 and 2016.
Tomova also represented Bulgaria at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 8.0ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.7apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 36.8%, FT: 66.7%.
Tomova is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in France, Hungary (Szeged), Italy (Napoli BK Women, Parma and Pomezia), Spain and Switzerland (Nyon).
It's very possible she may end her playing career at Haskovo 2012.
Tomova attended Florida International University until 2005 and it will be her 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season as a professional player.

Haskovo 2012 roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Zornitsa Kostova
Katerina Rudeva
Violina Kocheva
Vili Kracholova

Forward:
Slaveya Draganova

Center:
Milena Tomova

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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



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  EUROCUP  


Sheylani Peddy (ex Wasserburg) agreed terms with TTT Riga - by Eurobasket News

TTT Riga (LSBL) inked 29-year old American point guard Sheylani Peddy (170-88, college: Temple, agency: LBM Management). She has played for the last two years at TSV 1880 Wasserburg in German DBBL. In 29 games she recorded very impressive stats: 15.3ppg, 4.6rpg, 4.9apg and 3.8spg last season. Peddy helped them to win the DBBL title (twice) (also twice). A very good season in her career as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-German DBBL Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Guard of the Year. Peddy also played 8 games in Eurocup where she averaged 11.3ppg, 7.1rpg, 4.6apg (leader !!!) and 3.0spg (leader !!!).
In 2012 Peddy was drafted by Indiana Fever (WNBA) in second round (23rd overall).
The former Temple University standoutis in her sixth season in pro basketball.
She received All-Atlantic 10 Player of the Year award back in 2012 at her college time.
Peddy is a very experienced player. She has quite traveled the world as her pro career brought her to four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Peddy has played previously professionally in Austria (Flying Foxes), Israel (Hapoel Rishon Le Zion), Puerto Rico (Indias) and WNBA (Washington Mystics and Chicago Sky).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FIBA ASIA CUP  


Recap of Day 1 in India - by Eurobasket News

Group A-A
New Zealand - China 48-77
China cruised past New Zealand for the opening victory in India. Meng Li (185-F-95) stepped up with 15 points for the winners. China got to a strong start. They recorded a 39:24 halftime advantage. They outscored New Zealand in the next two periods and marched to the win. Yi Shen (174-PG-93) and Zhao Shuang (188-F-90) had 14 points each in the victory. Jillian Harmon (185-PF-87, college: Stanford, agency: LBM Management) tallied 14 points for the Tall Ferns.

Taiwan - North Korea 77-76
Taiwan nipped North Korea in the opener. Bao Hsi-Le (196-C-90) posted 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the winners. North Korea accounted for a 28:20 lead after ten minutes. But Taiwan found the way to bounce back. They held North Korea to just 48 points in the next three periods and snatched a tough win. Lan Hao-Yu (170-G-83) deposited 14 points in the victory. Suk Yong Ro (181-C-93) led all scorers with 36 points for North Korea.

Group A-B
Philippines - Japan 55-106
Japan drubbed Philippines for 1-0 record. Evelyn Mawuli (180-C/F-95) stepped up with 21 points in the victory. Japan accumulated a 56:31 halftime advantage. They went on a 31:8 rally in the third term to build an unassailable advantage. Miyuki Kawamura (183-C-94) posted 14 points in the win. Gemma Miranda (172-G-95) tossed in 17 points for Philippines.

South Korea - Australia 54-78
Australia fired past South Korea to gain the opening win at the tournament. Kelsey Griffin (188-F-87, college: Nebraska) came up with 15 points for the Opals. South Korea enjoyed a 15:13 lead ten minutes into the game. Australia responded with a 20:3 run in the second term to secure a 33:18 halftime lead. The Opals drained 45 points in the second half to ice the win. Alanna Smith (190-F-96) produced 13 points in the victory. South Korea answered with 11 points from Sim Sungyoung (165-PG-92).

Group B-A
Uzbekistan - India 76-92
India defeated Uzbekistan in the opener. Anitha Paul-Durai (169-G-85) came up with 28 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the hosts. India ensured a 43:30 halftime lead. They drained 49 points in the second half and cruised to the victory. Grima Varghese (174-G/F-95) netted 17 points for the hosts. Elvira Salavatova (183-F/C-99) topscored with 15 points for Uzbekistan.

Group B-B
Kazakhstan - Lebanon 62-54
Kazakhstan held off Lebanon to record the opening win in India. Tamara Yagodkina (181-F-90) produced 22 points for the winners. Kazakhstan accumulated a 29:24 halftime advantage. They extended the lead at 13-point mark heading into the fourth quarter and protected the lead. Zalina Kurazova (188-F-85) had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Rebecca Akl (169-PG-92) had 20 points for Lebanon.

Fiji - Singapore 38-103
Singapore secured the winning start to their Division B campaign. They stormed past Fiji. Tan En-Min (170-G/F-89) delivered 21 points for the winners. Singapore accumulated a 60:21 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the victory. Shuwen Poon and Jacqueline Chu (163-PG-91) recorded 17 points each in the win. Tiyana Kainamoli (159-PG-98) replied with 9 points and 10 rebounds for Fiji.




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  FIJI  


Fijian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Fijian National Team 2017
#s#
Talica Sauta
Sauta
Seini Dobui
Dobui
Tiyana Kainamoli
Kainamoli
Miliakere Koyamainavure
Koyamainavure
Amalaini Raluvenitoga
Raluvenitoga
#e#5
4Talica Sauta 158-PG-89
5Seini Dobui 160-G-83
6Tiyana Kainamoli 159-PG-98
7Miliakere Koyamainavure 175-F-93 Missouri Western USA
8Amalaini Raluvenitoga 180-F-91 Sparks Fiji
9Mereleni Tora 179-F-83 Sparks Fiji
10Disiola Boseiwaqa 187-C-95
11Bitila Tawake 157-PG-99
12Dale Wise 183-F/C-81
13Valerie Nainima 168-G-86 Oberhausen Germany
14Leba Korovou 190-F-95 Missouri Western USA
15Letava Whippy 175-G-91 LIU Brooklyn USA

Laisiasa Puamau Head Coach



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  FINLAND  


Finland U18 clinch Baltic Cup title in Tallinn - by Eurobasket News

Finland U18 clinch Baltic Cup title in Tallinn beating Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. In the opener Finland outscored Estonia 99-59, while in day 2 beat Latvia 68-61. In the decisive third game Finland outscored Lithuania 84-66. Sara Bejedi (160-G-00) stepped up with 19 points, while Lotta-Maj Lahtinen (173-G-99) and Lotta Vehka-Aho (165-G-00) posted 15 each. Livija Sakeviciute (188-C-99) answered with 12 points in a loss and Klaudija Serkeviciute (170-SG-99) as well as Ligita Tamutyte (176-PG-99) had 10 apiece.


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  FRANCE  


Colomiers ink Inesa Visgaudaite - by Eurobasket News

U.S. Colomiers Basket (NF1) agreed terms with 26-year old Lithuanian point guard Inesa Visgaudaite (169-91). She played last season at BG 74 Veilchen Ladies Goettingen in German 2.Bundesliga. In 24 games she had 11.9ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.7apg and 1.0spg. Visgaudaite helped them to win the group title. Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga North Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Visby Ladies in Swedish Damligan where in 29 games she recorded 12.6ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.1apg and 1.2spg. It was another spectacular season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Damligan Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team.
Visgaudaite represented Lithuania at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year.
She is quite experienced player. Visgaudaite has played also professionally in Belgium (Declercq Stortbeton), Poland (Konin), Lithuania (Fortuna) and France (Toulouse).
She could be described: A good Point Gurad with great defensive capabilities and organisational skills. She can score in multiple ways and can be a leader for her team. She has international experience from French, Belgium, Lithuanian, Swedish and German Leagues. Inesa has been a member of all Lithuanian National Teams.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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  GERMANY  


Sheylani Peddy (ex Wasserburg) agreed terms with TTT Riga - by Eurobasket News

TTT Riga (LSBL) inked 29-year old American point guard Sheylani Peddy (170-88, college: Temple, agency: LBM Management). She has played for the last two years at TSV 1880 Wasserburg in German DBBL. In 29 games she recorded very impressive stats: 15.3ppg, 4.6rpg, 4.9apg and 3.8spg last season. Peddy helped them to win the DBBL title (twice) (also twice). A very good season in her career as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-German DBBL Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Guard of the Year. Peddy also played 8 games in Eurocup where she averaged 11.3ppg, 7.1rpg, 4.6apg (leader !!!) and 3.0spg (leader !!!).
In 2012 Peddy was drafted by Indiana Fever (WNBA) in second round (23rd overall).
The former Temple University standoutis in her sixth season in pro basketball.
She received All-Atlantic 10 Player of the Year award back in 2012 at her college time.
Peddy is a very experienced player. She has quite traveled the world as her pro career brought her to four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Peddy has played previously professionally in Austria (Flying Foxes), Israel (Hapoel Rishon Le Zion), Puerto Rico (Indias) and WNBA (Washington Mystics and Chicago Sky).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GREECE  


Proteas add Kabouraki to their roster - by Eurobasket News

AEO Proteas Voulas (A1) added to their roster 24-year old guard Dimitra Kabouraki (167-93) from Niki Lefkadas. In 20 A1 games she recorded 7.2ppg, 1.4rpg, 2.3apg and 1.4spg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Kabouraki was voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 3rd Team in 2015.
She represented Greece at the European Championships U20 Division B in Klatovy (Czech Republic) five years ago. Kabouraki's team won Gold and her stats at that event were 6 games: 1.8ppg, 1.5spg.
Kabouraki has played previously for three other teams: Eunikos, Olympia GS Larissas and Melissia.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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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  


Enisey adds Bays to their roster, ex ZTE NKK - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarski kraj (PBL) added to their roster 25-year old American forward Whitney Bays (188-92, college: Purdue). She played last season at ZTE Noi Kosarlabda Klub in Hungarian A Division. In 15 games she recorded 12.1ppg, 7.5rpg, 2.0apg and 1.9spg. Bays also spent pre-season at Energa Torun in Polish league that year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others her college team won ACC Tournament in 2012. Bays was also voted All-Big Ten Honorable Mention in 2014 and 2015.
She graduated from Purdue University in 2015 and it is her third season as a professional player.

Enisey Krasnoyarski kraj roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Marina Riavkina

Forwards:
Natalya Dorovskikh
Whitney Bays

Center:
Viktoriya Edomakha

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  INDIA  


India women Hoopsters needs to use home ground advantage to move up - by Anil Kumar

After spending almost a decade in Asia's top tier, India women's basketball team was relegated to Division B in the last edition of FIBA Asia Women's Championship in China. But this time, India is hosting the event and is confident of regaining lost glory. India's first challenge will be Uzbekistan when they clash in Division B, Group A game in the FIBA Women's Asia Cup at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium here on Sunday.

Unlike the past 21 editions, India pose a strong challenge in the second tier. And the credit must go to Basketball Federation of India (BFI). Four months prior to the event, India started their Asia Cup preparations with 44 players in a preparatory camp under coach Paramdeep Singh and assistant coach Shiba Maggon. BFI also hired renowned Serbian coach Zoran Visic to shape the team.

Under Visic's tutelage, the team has made significant improvements in defence and attack. In the build-up to the tournament, India took part in William Jones Cup in Taiwan that consisted of teams from New Zealand, Japan, South Korea and China.

India lost all of their five games in the competition, but the team put up an improved show. India put up a brave fight against a strong South Korea team before going down 51-56. Visic said the aim was to give the junior players some much-needed exposure before Asia Cup.

'Winning the matches was never our concern. Rather we wanted to improve in different departments and give the players, especially the junior players, a much-needed exposure. In the five matches, we rotated the squad and fielded all the players,' Visic said.
'The experience of playing teams from Division A was good. I think we have improved our game - being more aggressive in defence and faster in the offense. We try to play modern basketball and the girls have done a lot in this short period.'

It was not just the technical aspect the team needed to improve. Players' nutrition and fitness also needed an overhaul. After taking over from Paramdeep, Visic made necessary changes to keep the players in top shape. 'Top Asian teams are strong and play like men, while our girls are not so strong. Our goal was to improve this and we have progressed in that aspect,' he said.

India, despite being in an easy group with Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan, will face challenges from Group B's Lebanon and Kazakhstan. But the coach believes if India can perform to their potential, claiming promotion to Division I will not be difficult. 'If the girls can perform the way they did in Taiwan, I am certain we stand every chance to qualify. Also, we are playing at home and the crowd support will also work to our advantage,' he said.

India's schedule: July 23: vs Uzbekistan, July 25: vs Sri Lanka, Knockout rounds from July 27.

Courtesy NIE



Inaugural Ceremony of FIBA Asia cup held at Bangalore - by Anil Kumar

The inauguration ceremony for the FIBA Women's Asia Cup 2017 took place today at the Ritz - Carlton, Bengaluru, presided by the Governor of Karnataka, Vanjubhai Rudabhai Vala.

K Govindaraj, President of the Basketball Federation of India, stressed the importance of the Cup: 'The best of Asian talent from 15 nations is in Bengaluru for the FIBA Women's Asia Cup 2017, which is the first senior level international tournament to be hosted in Karnataka. In fact, this Championship comes back to India for only the second time, after Chennai hosted it way back in 2009.'

Mr Hagop Khajirian, the FIBA Regional Director - Asia, also expressed optimism about the future of basketball in India: 'Fans in India will witness first-hand the likes of Asami Yoshida, Marianna Tolo, Kim Danbi, Jillian Harmon, Shao Ting and many more. We have a strong belief and hope that hosting the FIBA Women's Asia Cup 2017 will be a step forward towards increasing the popularity of the game in this sports frenzied nation.'

Other invited dignitaries Sri KJ George (Hon'ble Minister for Bangalore Development and Town Planning and Bengaluru District in-charge Minister) and Sri N A Haris (Hon'ble MLA, Shantinagar Constituency). The event was hosted by Smt G Padmavathi, Mayor of Bengaluru.

The inauguration ceremony was also witnessed traditional dance performances that showcased the cultural heritage and diversity of India.

This officially tips off the Cup, which will be played from 23rd to 29th July 2017 at the Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru.



Indian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Indian National Team 2017
#s#
Anjana Prasannan
Prasannan
Barkha Sonkar
Sonkar
Raspreet Sidhu
Sidhu
Anitha Paul-Durai
Paul-Durai
Grima Varghese
Varghese
#e#5
4Anjana Prasannan 177-F-94 Kerala India
5Barkha Sonkar 156-PG-96
6Raspreet Sidhu 169-F-89 Delhi India
7Anitha Paul-Durai 169-G-85 Indian Railways India
8Grima Varghese 174-G/F-95 Kerala India
9Anmolpreet Kaur 185-C-99
10Pattemane Navaneetha 178-F-94 Indian Railways India
11Akula Kavita 165-G-96 Grand Canyon USA
12Rajapriyadharshini Rajaganapathi 178-F-94 Indian Railways India
13Jeena Palanilkumkalayil 178-F-94 Kerala India
14Shireen Limaye 187-C-95 Maharashtra India
15Poonam Chaturvedi 204-C-95 Chhattisgarh India

Visic Zoran Head Coach Falcons Bball Singapore
Shiba Maggon Assistant



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  ITALY  


San Martino inks Beatrice Baldi - by Eurobasket News

Fila San Martino Di Lupari (Serie A1) signed center Beatrice Baldi (185). She has played for the last two seasons at Marghera in the Serie A2. In 29 games she had 5.3ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.1spg last season.
Baldi represented Italy at the European Championships U16 in Udine (Italy) last year. Her team got to the Semifinals and her stats at that event were 7 games: 5.9ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.1spg, FGP: 54.3%, FT: 50.0%.

Fila San Martino Di Lupari roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Angela Gianolla
Monica Tonello

Forwards:
Megan Mahoney
Sabina Oroszova

Center:
Beatrice Baldi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Birolini re-signs at Albino - by Eurobasket News

Fassi Albino (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 22-year old point guard Michela Birolini (168-95). She has played there for the last four seasons. But in 22 Serie A2 games she had just 1.3ppg last season.

Fassi Albino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chiara Lussana
Michela Birolini
Alessia Panseri

Forwards:
Selene Marulli
Shequila Joseph
Emanuela Valente
Simona Devincenzi
Ilaria Bonvecchio

Center:
Elisa Silva

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Albino keeps Devincenzi for another season - by Eurobasket News

Fassi Albino (Serie A2) re-signed 25-year old forward Simona Devincenzi (174-92). She has played there for the last four seasons. In 28 Serie A2 games she averaged 3.2ppg and 4.6rpg last season.

Fassi Albino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chiara Lussana
Alessia Panseri

Forwards:
Selene Marulli
Shequila Joseph
Emanuela Valente
Simona Devincenzi
Ilaria Bonvecchio

Center:
Elisa Silva

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Albino keeps Marulli for another season - by Eurobasket News

Fassi Albino (Serie A2) re-signed 31-year old forward Selene Marulli (180-86). She has played there for the last four seasons. In 25 Serie A2 games she averaged 6.6ppg and 2.6rpg last season.
Marulli has played previously for two other teams: Geas Sesto San Giovanni and Milano.

Fassi Albino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chiara Lussana
Alessia Panseri

Forwards:
Selene Marulli
Shequila Joseph
Emanuela Valente
Ilaria Bonvecchio

Center:
Elisa Silva

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Panseri re-signs at Albino - by Eurobasket News

Fassi Albino (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 19-year old guard Alessia Panseri (172-98). She has played there for the last two seasons. But in 26 Serie A2 games she recorded just 1.2ppg and 1.4rpg last season.

Fassi Albino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chiara Lussana
Alessia Panseri

Forwards:
Shequila Joseph
Emanuela Valente
Ilaria Bonvecchio

Center:
Elisa Silva

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Claudia Colli agreed terms with Scrivia - by Eurobasket News

Ecoprogram Castelnuovo Scrivia (Serie A2) inked 21-year old point guard Claudia Colli (178-96) from Carugate. In 22 Serie A2 games she recorded 8.1ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.2apg and 1.7spg last season.
Colli was selected to U16 National Team in 2012.
She has played previously for Milano.

Ecoprogram Castelnuovo Scrivia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tayara Madonna
Francesca Rosso
Claudia Colli
Sara Giangrasso

Forwards:
Ana Ljubenovic
Adelaide Algeri

Center:
Annalisa Vitari

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  KAZAKHSTAN  


Kazakhstan National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Kazakhstan National Team 2017
#s#
Elmira Abikeyeva
Abikeyeva
Zalina Kurazova
Kurazova
Aygerim Aldanysheva
Aldanysheva
Aleksandra Kovalevskaya
Kovalevskaya
Tamara Yagodkina
Yagodkina
#e#5
2Elmira Abikeyeva 167-PG-97 Irtysh Kazakhstan
3Zalina Kurazova 188-F-85 Astana Tigers Kazakhstan
4Aygerim Aldanysheva 172-G-93 Okzhetpes Kazakhstan
6Aleksandra Kovalevskaya 170-F/G-97 Irtysh Kazakhstan
7Tamara Yagodkina 181-F-90 Astana Tigers Kazakhstan
8Maria Astapenko 179-F-89 Astana Tigers Kazakhstan
10Olga Kolesnikova 171-GF-92 Okzhetpes Kazakhstan
11Oxana Ivanova 188-C-90 Astana Tigers Kazakhstan
12Anastassiya Begun 184-F-95 Astana Tigers Kazakhstan
14Oxana Ossipenko 186-F-85 Astana Tigers Kazakhstan
15Nadezhda Kondrakova 190-C-89 Astana Tigers Kazakhstan

Evgeniy Ovsyannikov Head Coach



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  LATVIA  


Sheylani Peddy (ex Wasserburg) agreed terms with TTT Riga - by Eurobasket News

TTT Riga (LSBL) inked 29-year old American point guard Sheylani Peddy (170-88, college: Temple, agency: LBM Management). She has played for the last two years at TSV 1880 Wasserburg in German DBBL. In 29 games she recorded very impressive stats: 15.3ppg, 4.6rpg, 4.9apg and 3.8spg last season. Peddy helped them to win the DBBL title (twice) (also twice). A very good season in her career as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-German DBBL Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Guard of the Year. Peddy also played 8 games in Eurocup where she averaged 11.3ppg, 7.1rpg, 4.6apg (leader !!!) and 3.0spg (leader !!!).
In 2012 Peddy was drafted by Indiana Fever (WNBA) in second round (23rd overall).
The former Temple University standoutis in her sixth season in pro basketball.
She received All-Atlantic 10 Player of the Year award back in 2012 at her college time.
Peddy is a very experienced player. She has quite traveled the world as her pro career brought her to four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Peddy has played previously professionally in Austria (Flying Foxes), Israel (Hapoel Rishon Le Zion), Puerto Rico (Indias) and WNBA (Washington Mystics and Chicago Sky).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LEBANON  


Lebanese National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Lebanese National Team 2017
#s#
Farah El Harake
El Harake
Lama Moukaddem
Moukaddem
Chirine El Charif
El Charif
Narine Gyokchyan
Gyokchyan
Layla Fares
Fares
#e#5
3Farah El Harake 168-G-90 Homentmen A. Lebanon
5Lama Moukaddem 174-G/F-90 Al Riyadi Lebanon
6Chirine El Charif 185-C-84 Al Riyadi Lebanon
8Narine Gyokchyan 186-F/C-93
9Layla Fares 175-F/C-89 Homentmen A. Lebanon
11Rebecca Akl 169-PG-92 Homentmen A. Lebanon
12Karen Chammas 169-PG-93 Antranik B. Lebanon
13Miramar Mokdad 169-PG-87 Chabibeh Lebanon
21Nancy Maalouf 174-G/F-88 Al Riyadi Lebanon
23Nour Schoucair 169-G-85 Antranik B. Lebanon
33Aida Bakhos 175-G-86 Al Riyadi Lebanon

Tigran Gyokchyan Head Coach Urartu Yerevan Russia
Marwan Diab Assistant
Nelly Nassar Assistant



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  LITHUANIA  


Colomiers ink Inesa Visgaudaite - by Eurobasket News

U.S. Colomiers Basket (NF1) agreed terms with 26-year old Lithuanian point guard Inesa Visgaudaite (169-91). She played last season at BG 74 Veilchen Ladies Goettingen in German 2.Bundesliga. In 24 games she had 11.9ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.7apg and 1.0spg. Visgaudaite helped them to win the group title. Quite impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga North Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Visby Ladies in Swedish Damligan where in 29 games she recorded 12.6ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.1apg and 1.2spg. It was another spectacular season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Damligan Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team.
Visgaudaite represented Lithuania at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year.
She is quite experienced player. Visgaudaite has played also professionally in Belgium (Declercq Stortbeton), Poland (Konin), Lithuania (Fortuna) and France (Toulouse).
She could be described: A good Point Gurad with great defensive capabilities and organisational skills. She can score in multiple ways and can be a leader for her team. She has international experience from French, Belgium, Lithuanian, Swedish and German Leagues. Inesa has been a member of all Lithuanian National Teams.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

Check also Complete Transfers List in France



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  NEW ZEALAND  


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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  NIGERIA  


Grouping for the Final Eight of the Zenith Bank Women's Basketball League - by Eurobasket News

The Final Eight playoffs of the 13th Edition of the Zenith Bank Women's Basketball League is expected to tip off at the Indoor Hall of the National Stadium Surulere. This is the fifth and final phase of this season and it will feature the top eight of the twelve teams that participated in the 3rd and 4th phases. The eight teams have been regrouped based on their standing at the end of Phase 4 as follow;
Group A
First Bank
Customs
First Deepwater
GT 2000

Group B
Dolphins
IGP Queens
Delta Force
Plateau Rocks
The group games of the Final Eight will be played from 10am - 6pm daily from Monday to Wednesday. Classification games will be played along with the semi final games on Thursday while the Championship game will be played by 4pm on Saturday. All Star activities will hold on Friday.
Courtesy of: bbalnaija.com



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  NORTH KOREA  


North Korean National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

North Korean National Team 2017
#s#
Mi Gyong Jang
Jang
Hyang Ok Kim
Kim
Hyang Jong Pak
Pak
Suk Yong Ro
Ro
Ryu Jong Kim
Kim
#e#5
3Mi Gyong Jang 167-G-92
5Hye Yon Kim 172-G-98
6Un Jong Kim 164-G-93
8Hyang Ok Kim 168-G-89
9Mi Hyang Kim 175-F-92
10Jong Ok Ri 174-F-92
11Hyang Jong Pak 173-F-92
12Suk Yong Ro 181-C-93
14Un Gyong Ko 180-F-98
15Su Yon Kong 180-F-00
16Ryu Jong Kim 177-F-97
17Jin A Pak 201-C-03

Chol Kim Head Coach
Songhak Choe Assistant



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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.
gschID: 549631





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  POLAND  


TS Ostrovia inks Breanna Lewis - by Eurobasket News

TS Ostrovia Ostrow Wlkp. (TBLK) agreed terms with 23-year old American center Breanna Lewis (196-94, college: Kansas State). She plays this summer at Dallas Wings (WNBA). But in 9 games she had just 0.8ppg.
Her team made it to the Big 12 Tournament Semifinals. Lewis was voted Big 12 All-Defensive Team in 2015, 2016 and 2017 at her college time.
The previous (15-16) season Lewis played at another team Wildcats in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA1 where in 32 games she recorded very impressive stats: 16.7ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.5spg and 2.6bpg.
This summer she was drafted by Dallas Wings (WNBA) in second round (23rd overall).
The former Kansas State staris in her first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  RUSSIA  


Enisey adds Bays to their roster, ex ZTE NKK - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarski kraj (PBL) added to their roster 25-year old American forward Whitney Bays (188-92, college: Purdue). She played last season at ZTE Noi Kosarlabda Klub in Hungarian A Division. In 15 games she recorded 12.1ppg, 7.5rpg, 2.0apg and 1.9spg. Bays also spent pre-season at Energa Torun in Polish league that year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others her college team won ACC Tournament in 2012. Bays was also voted All-Big Ten Honorable Mention in 2014 and 2015.
She graduated from Purdue University in 2015 and it is her third season as a professional player.

Enisey Krasnoyarski kraj roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Marina Riavkina

Forwards:
Natalya Dorovskikh
Whitney Bays

Center:
Viktoriya Edomakha

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SERBIA  


Bembibre keeps Stanacev for another season - by Eurobasket News

Embutidos Pajariel Bembibre PDM (LFB) re-signed 23-year old Serbian international point guard Aleksandra Stanacev (167-94, agency: ProDep Management). She played there last season. In 26 LFB games she recorded 7.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 4.3apg and 1.6spg.
The previous (15-16) season Stanacev played at Associacio Esportiva Sedis Basquet where in 26 games she averaged 5.5ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.7apg and 1.5spg.
Among other achievements she received Eurobasket.com All-MZRKL 1st Team award back in 2014.
Stanacev has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2015 and previously for U19 National Team in 2013.
Stanacev represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 for Women in Udine (Italy) three years ago. Her team got to the Semifinals and her stats at that event were 9 games: 9.0ppg, 3.3rpg, Assists-1 (5.1apg), 1.7spg, FGP: 38.8%, 3PT: 36.8%, FT: 78.6%.
Stanacev has played previously professionally also in Serbia (Crvena Zvezda).

Embutidos Pajariel Bembibre PDM roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aleksandra Stanacev
Brittany Brown

Forwards:
Jovana Pasic
Elin Gustavsson
Ellen Astrom

Centers:
Bineta Ndoye
Quinn Urbaniak-Dornstauder

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SINGAPORE  


Singapore National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Singapore National Team 2017
#s#
Jacqueline Chu
Chu
Siew Ting Ang
Ang
Jia Min Lim
Lim
Kai Ting See
See
En-Min Tan
Tan
#e#5
1Chu Jacqueline 163-PG-91 Adroit Singapore
5Ang Siew Ting 190-C-94
6Lim Jia Min 167-PG-91
7See Kai Ting 160-G-94
8Tan En-Min 170-G/F-89
9Lim Zhi 164-PG-96
11Koh Wei Bin 165-F-86
12Tang Choy Ting 173-F-93
15Poon Shuwen Cheryl 162-F-87
19Lim Rui 172-C-94
21Yoshida Yukie 174-F-90
22Loiter Ariel 165-PG-02

Murad Kirk Head Coach
Mei Ho-Yoke Assistant



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  SPAIN  


Bembibre keeps Stanacev for another season - by Eurobasket News

Embutidos Pajariel Bembibre PDM (LFB) re-signed 23-year old Serbian international point guard Aleksandra Stanacev (167-94, agency: ProDep Management). She played there last season. In 26 LFB games she recorded 7.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 4.3apg and 1.6spg.
The previous (15-16) season Stanacev played at Associacio Esportiva Sedis Basquet where in 26 games she averaged 5.5ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.7apg and 1.5spg.
Among other achievements she received Eurobasket.com All-MZRKL 1st Team award back in 2014.
Stanacev has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2015 and previously for U19 National Team in 2013.
Stanacev represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 for Women in Udine (Italy) three years ago. Her team got to the Semifinals and her stats at that event were 9 games: 9.0ppg, 3.3rpg, Assists-1 (5.1apg), 1.7spg, FGP: 38.8%, 3PT: 36.8%, FT: 78.6%.
Stanacev has played previously professionally also in Serbia (Crvena Zvezda).

Embutidos Pajariel Bembibre PDM roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aleksandra Stanacev
Brittany Brown

Forwards:
Jovana Pasic
Elin Gustavsson
Ellen Astrom

Centers:
Bineta Ndoye
Quinn Urbaniak-Dornstauder

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SRI LANKA  


Sri Lanka National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Sri Lanka National Team 2017
#s#
Premila Fernando
Fernando
Niroshini Paiva
Paiva
Anjalee Ekanayake
Ekanayake
Imesha Thathgarani
Thathgarani
Yasassri Bollegala
Bollegala
#e#5
4Premila Fernando 159-PG-81 DBC Maldives
6Niroshini Paiva 180-F-89
7Anjalee Ekanayake 164-PG-89
8Imesha Thathgarani 172-G-96
9Yasassri Bollegala 173-G-83
10Jayani Nugi Thewahettige 167-G-93
11Sulochana Iddamalgoda 152-PG-89
12Benika Don Thalagala 168-F-87
13Jayeliya Kumari 161-PG-83
14Gallappaththiguruge Silva 178-F-81
15Thusyanthini Karthigesu 175-G/F-92
19Erandi Gallage 168-F-86

Tuan Amath Head Coach
Susil Udukumburage Assistant



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  TAIWAN  


Taiwanese National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Taiwanese National Team 2017
#s#
Chi-Wen Lin
Lin
Hsiang-Ting Huang
Huang
Pin Lo
Lo
Fan-Shan Huang
Huang
Hao-Yu Lan
Lan
#e#5
1Lin Chi-Wen 186-C-83 Taipower Taiwan
2Huang Hsiang-Ting 180-F-93 Chunghua T. Taiwan
3Lo Pin 170-G-96
4Chen Yen-Yu 169-G/F-94 Chunghua T. Taiwan
5Huang Fan-Shan 174-G-87 Cathay Life Taiwan
7Lan Hao-Yu 170-G-83 Cathay Life Taiwan
9Huang Ping-Jen 177-C/F-89
11Wang Wei-Lin 180-F-93 Chunghua T. Taiwan
12Wu Ying-Chieh 179-F-92 Taiyuan T. Taiwan
13Cheng I-Hsiu 178-G-93 Cathay Life Taiwan
17Bao Hsi-Le 196-C-90
27Lin Yu-Ting 183-F-94 Cathay Life Taiwan

Cheng Hui-Yun Head Coach Fubon Braves Taiwan
Chu Yung-Hsuan Assistant
Ko Meng-I Assistant



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  TURKEY  


Istanbul Uni adds Vanloo to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Istanbul Universitesi SK (KBSL) added to their roster 24-year old Belgian international point guard Julie Vanloo (172-93). She played last season at Passalacqua Spedizioni Ragusa in Italian Serie A1. In 26 games she recorded 10.1ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.8apg (top 5) and 1.4spg. Vanloo helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team. Vanloo also played 10 games in Eurocup where she averaged 10.3ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.7apg.
The previous (15-16) season Vanloo played at Lulea Basket in Swedish Damligan. In 37 games she had 13.0ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.7apg (top 2) and 1.4spg. She contributed to her team winning the Swedish Damligan title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Great season indeed as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Damligan Bosman Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Bosmans Team. Vanloo also played 8 games in Eurocup where she got 11.6ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.6apg.
Vanloo has been also a member of Belgian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Belgian senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
Vanloo also represented Belgium at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her team won Bronze and her stats at that event were 6 games: 6.2ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.0apg, FGP: 22.2%, 3PT: 31.3%, FT: 75.0%.
Vanloo has played previously professionally in France (Mondeville) and Belgium (Declercq Stortbeton, Blue Cats and Young Cats).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  UZBEKISTAN  


Uzbekistan National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Uzbekistan National Team 2017
#s#
Yuliya Kashuba
Kashuba
Anastasiya Sevastyanova
Sevastyanova
Gulnaz Nauruzbaeva
Nauruzbaeva
Elena Khusnidinova
Khusnidinova
Natalya Koneva
Koneva
#e#5
4Yuliya Kashuba 170-G-87 Okzhetpes Kazakhstan
5Anastasiya Sevastyanova 168-G-87 Okzhetpes Kazakhstan
6Gulnaz Nauruzbaeva 174-G/F-89
7Elena Khusnidinova 178-F-85 NikaNMMC Uzbekistan
10Natalya Koneva 172-F-89 Okzhetpes Kazakhstan
11Elvira Salavatova 183-F/C-99
12Irina Averyanova 185-F-84 Barsy Atyr. Kazakhstan
13Dlyara Asanova 192-C-96
14Katerina Ejova 174-G/F-99
15Aliya Samatova 194-C-94

Stepan Lebedev Head Coach
Jakhongir Khodjaev Assistant



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  WBCBL  


Deont'a McChester Named Assistant Women's Basketball Coach - by Willie McCray

NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State University head coach Jessica Kern (former WBCBL player and coach) has announced the hiring of Deont'a McChester as an assistant coach for the women's basketball program.

'Coach McChester brings head coaching experience to what already has proven to be a dynamic staff,' said Kern. 'He brings us head coaching experience, a proven ability to recruit, a go-getter mentality, and understands all aspects needed to make a program function successfully. With a pipeline to midwest and southern connections, we are beyond lucky to have him join the women's basketball family."

McChester comes to Tennessee State from Division II Claflin University where he served as the head women's basketball coach for four years.

Prior to taking over the reign of the Lady Panthers in 2013, McChester was the head assistant and recruiting coordinator for one season (2012-13).

McChester's impact was felt immediately, as he helped put together one of the best recruiting classes (2013-14) in school history. His success carried over into his first year at the helm, as Claflin increased its win total by eight games from the previous season. In 2015-16, McChester led the Lady Panthers to a 17-11 record and third place finish in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Eastern Division, which included a victory over the #15 ranked team in the country Benedict College.

His 2015-16 team had the honor of earning the SIAC highest team GPA award for women's basketball as well as Claflin Athletics top academic award. The team also earned the top academic award the following season.

During his time at Claflin, McChester signed five NJCAA JUCO All-Americans, one player who recently signed a professional overseas contract and three all-conference players.

Prior to his stint with Claflin, McChester spent three seasons with the Flint Lady Monarchs (formerly Flint Lady Flames) organization of the Women's Blue Chip Basketball League (WBCBL), which consist of semi-pro basketball teams. He joined the then Lady Flames in 2010 as an assistant coach and midway thru the season was promoted to the associate head coach position.

In that same year, he helped the Lady Flames upset the number one team in the country en route to capturing its first ever Northeast Region Tournament Championship, which earned them a berth in the WBCBL National Tournament. In the following season, McChester was promoted to head coach of the Lady Monarchs and led his team to its second straight Northeast Region Tournament Title. For his efforts, he earned the 2011 Northeast Region Coach of the Year and was voted the Co-Coach of the Year in the same region in 2012.

In McChester's three years as a coach with the Lady Monarchs, he coached a total of 14 professional players.

McChester began his collegiate coaching career in 2007-08 as a men's basketball assistant at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C.. He then moved to Winston-Salem, N.C. where he spent one season (2008-09) as the director of basketball operations for Winston Salem State University (WSSU). He spent the next two seasons (2009-2011) as an assistant at SUNY-Cobleskill.

A native of Flint, Mich., McChester earned his bachelor's degree in business management (sports management) in 2007 from Keuka College in Parky, N.Y.

In June 2014, McChester participated in The Center for Coaching Excellence presented by the WBCA in partnership with Columbia University Athletics, which is designed to provide college women's basketball coaches with comprehensive leadership development.

McChester served as chairman of the SIAC Women's Basketball Coaches Association from 2014-17 and was a member of the NCAA South Regional Committee for two years (2015-17). In 2017, he was the NCAA South Region REP for the NCAA Division II Tournament.

He is a member of the WBCA, Black Coaches Association and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Courtesy of - Tennessee State Athletics



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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 2 in Udine - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Italy - Mali 63-54
Italy recorded the first win in Udine. The hosts beat Mali for 1-1 record in Group A. Martina Fassina (180-F-99) and Lorela Cubaj (191-C-99) accounted for 15 points each for the winners. Italy recorded a 31:22 halftime lead. The Azzurri extended the gap at 12-point mark heading into the final term and protected the advantage throughout the period. Adama Coulibaly (175-G/F-98) netted 16 points and collected 11 rebounds for Mali.

USA - China 91-51
USA claimed the second straight win in Group A. They breezed past China to remain perfect. Joyner Holmes (190-G/F-98) recorded 14 points and 9 boards for the winners. USA stormed into the game taking a 48:15 halftime lead. USA kept their opponents at distance in the second half and rallied to the win. Chennedy Carter (175-G/F-98) delivered 13 points in the victory. Jiaqi Wang (170-G-99) netted 14 points for China.

Group B
Spain - Russia 58-77
Russia outgunned Spain for the second straight win in Group B. Raisa Musina (191-F/C-98) tallied 18 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists in the victory. Russia grabbed a 37:23 halftime lead. They drained 40 points in the second half and raced to the victory. Maria Vadeeva (193-C-98) had 13 points and 15 rebounds in the win. Maria Erauncetamurgil (182-C-98) delivered 11 points for Spain.

Egypt - Puerto Rico 69-52
Egypt opened win count in Udine. They rolled past Puerto Rico in Group B action. Meral Abdelgawad (181-F-98) notched 22 points in the win. Egypt eked out a 33:32 halftime lead. They went on a 22:9 rally in the third term to clear off for good. Rana Abdelfattah (182-F/C-98) had 17 points and 7 rebounds in the victory. Nicolette Oppenheimer (172-G-99) answered with 20 points for Puerto Rico.

Group C
France - Canada 45-54
Canada registered the second consecutive win in Group C. They held off France behind 17 points and 8 rebounds from Hailey Brown (185-F-99, college: CAN NT U16). Canada overcame an early deficit to take a 26:21 halftime advantage. They held France to just 24 points in the second half to race to the victory. Laeticia Amihere (185-C-01) had 12 points and 11 caroms for the winners. Marie Foppossi and Kadiatou Sissoko (180-F-99) tossed in 12 points each for France.

South Korea - Latvia 61-69
Latvia edged South Korea to take the first win in Italy. Digna Strautmane (188-PF-98) knocked down 17 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and issued 5 assists for the Baltic team. South Korea led throughout the first half. The Asian side enjoyed a 34:32 halftime lead. But Latvia used a 23:12 run in the third period to pull ahead. Dinija Pavelsone (178-G/F-98) provided 14 points and 9 rebounds in the victory. Yunjeong Na (173-F-98) answered with 23 points for South Korea.

Group D
Mexico - Australia 34-109
Australia cruised past Mexico for the first win in Group D. Samantha Simons (183-F/C-00) drained 17 points for the Gems. Australia accumulated a 51:17 halftime advantage. They banked in 58 points in the second half to coast to the win. Chloe Bibby (184-F-98) notched 16 points for Australia. Diana Vilalobos responded with 14 points for Mexico as they slipped at 0-2 record.

Japan - Hungary 68-59
Japan earned the second win in a row in Group D. They topped Hungary as Stephanie Mawuli (181-C-98) scored 13 points and collected 9 rebounds for the winners. Hungary grabbed a 17:11 lead at the first break. Japan snatched a 28:27 halftime advantage. They followed with a 23:15 run in the fourth quarter to secure the winning outcome. Himawari Akaho (181-C-98) had 11 points and 8 boards in the victory. Dorka Juhasz (189-SG-99) delivered 16 points and 8 caroms for Hungary.