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  ABA  



ABA welcomes Tacoma Tigers - by Gianni Pascucci

The American Basketball Association (ABA) today announced that it has added the Tacoma Tigers to its PacNW Division starting in 2018. "We are extremely pleased to be adding another team to this Division," stated ABA co-founder Joe Newman . "The division has been underdeveloped but looks like it will grow rapidly under the supervision of Don Sims and David Williams."
The Tacoma Tigers will be owned by Don Sims , who also owns the ABA Seattle Mountaineers which is in its 12th season. Don has been coaching all levels of basketball for 10 years and has coached in Canada, England, Portugal, New Zealand and Denmark as well as NCAA Division 1. "We're very excited about adding this new team which will be coached by Randy Redwine ," added Sims. "Our goal is to have 6-8 strong teams in the PacNW next season and to compete for the ABA Championship. We're very excited."
For more information, call Don at 425 802 4509 or email simsdonald@hotmail.com or call Coach Redwine at 425 221 5670 or email coachredwine@otmail.com or visit www.seattle-mountaineers.org or www.abliveaction.com



Arizona Beast set for 2017-18 - by Gianni Pascucci

The American Basketball Association (ABA) announced that the Arizona Beast has been added to the 2018 expansion teams. Located in the East Valley near Phoenix, Arizona
"this team combines huge experience both on the court and off the court," stated ABA co-founder Joe Newman . "I have no doubt that this will be a great ABA organization." The team is owned by Derrick Graham, a native of South Bend IN and a graduate from Fort Hays State University with a BS in Business Administration and his Masters at the University of Phoenix. Currently, he is working on his PHd in Business Management. While at Fort Hays, Derrick was awarded First Team All American and went onto professional basketball internationally and in the ABA. He was recently inducted into Washington High School's Hall of Fame as the all-time leading scorer. "I am committed to helping athletes learn and develop their basketball skills," added Graham. "Helping athletes to reach their full potential on and off the court is my number on priority."
For more information, contact Derrick at info@arizonabeast.com or visit www.arizonabeast.com or www.abaliveaction.com



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  ABA LEAGUE  


Partizan lands Jamie Skeen, ex Peja - by Eurobasket News

BC Partizan NiS Beograd (KLS) tabbed 29-year old American forward Jamie Skeen (205-100kg-88, college: VCU). He played most recently at Peja in Kosovan SuperLeague. In 9 games he averaged 12.1ppg, 9.3rpg and 2.3apg last season. Skeen also played 12 games in Balkan League where he had 11.3ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.4apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Skeen has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
He played in the final of Belgian League in 2015.
Skeen is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in five different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Skeen has played previously professionally in France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket), Israel (Ironi Ashkelon and Maccabi Ashdod), Italy (Sutor Montegranaro), Puerto Rico (Gallitos) and Belgium (Belfius Mons Hainaut).
He attended Virginia Commonwealth University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Skeen's outlook: Can play the 4 and the 5 positions with the thame effectiveness. Offensively, has e good foot work inside and he's a good decision maker, with team mentality. Can hit the basket shooting in front of it and isn' t afraid to bang with larger and heavier opponents.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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The ABA League Second Division will start from the 2017/18 season - by Eurobasket News

The ABA League Assembly, held on July 24, 2017 in Belgrade, has made a series of important decisions which will have strong impact on the development of basketball in our region. Taking into concern a strong interest of the clubs and the need of further development of basketball in our region, the ABA League Assembly has decided to start the ABA League Second Division from the 2017/18 season, in which there will be 12 participants. Based on the results in the national championships and by taking into account which clubs have sent applications for participation in the ABA League Second Division, these teams will play in the 2017/18 ABA League Second Division: Krka, Rogaska, Split, Bosna, Zrinjski, Dynamic, Borac aak, Teodo, Loven and Ohrid. The last two participants will be determined after two qualification tournaments. The first qualification tournament will be organized only for the teams from Bosnia and Herzegovina and there will be 3 participants - Mladost Mrkonji Grad, Siroki Brijeg and Sloboda Tuzla. The winner of this qualification tournament will qualify for the second qualification tournament, where it will join Primorska, Vrsac and Sutjeska. The second and the final qualification tournament will be held in Laktasi, on September 27-29. With four participants (Primorska, Vrsac, Sutjeska and the winner of the first qualification tournament for BiH clubs) and a single round-robin format (everyone will play against everyone), the two best placed teams at the end of the tournament will qualify for the 2017/18 ABA League Second Division. In accordance to the decision that the ABA League Second Division will start from the 2017/18 season, the ABA League Assembly has decided to change the league Propositions for the 2017/18 ABA League First Division, which means that the winner of the 2017/18 ABA League Second Division will advance to the ABA League First Division for the 2018/19 season. Also, in accordance to the latest change in the league Propositions, the maximum number of clubs from one country in the ABA League First Division is now limited to five. With a desire to strengthen its position as the main power for development of basketball in our region, the ABA League Assembly has decided to organize tournaments for junior teams in the 2017/18 season.
The ABA League Assembly has also decided to organize the ABA League Supercup in Bar, which will take place from September 20 to September 23. Based on the results in the 2016/17 ABA League season there will be 8 participants: Cedevita, Partizan NIS, Budunost VOLI, Igokea, Mega Bemax, Cibona, Mornar and FMP. Crvena zvezda mts had to cancel their participation at the 2017 ABA League Supercup, due to their previously scheduled Euroleague tournament, which will be held in the same period. In accordance with successful business and with the aim to additionally help its clubs, the ABA League Assembly has decided to bear all the costs of team transportations during the 2017/18 season. Also, the ABA League Assembly has decided to pay 12.000 Euros to each of the 2016/17 ABA League participants for their transportation costs during the 2016/17 season. If the clubs have some unpaid fines, the league hold the right to collect the fine from the amount of money which will each club receive for transportation costs.
Courtesy of: aba-liga.com



Mega Bemax lands Dylan Ennis - by Eurobasket News

BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica (KLS) tabbed 26-year old Jamaican ex-international point guard Dylan Ennis (187-87kg-91). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Canadian passport. Ennis just graduated from Oregon (NCAA). In 39 games he averaged 10.9ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.1apg and 1.1spg last season. He helped them to make it to the final and they also made it to the NCAA Final Four. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to All-Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention.
As mentioned above Ennis is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
His college team won Big East Tournament in 2015.
Ennis also represented Jamaica at the Centrobasket in San Juan (Puerto Rico) five years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: 8.3ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.5apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 56.5%, 3PT: 27.8%, FT: 75.0%.

BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Rebic
Dylan Ennis
Novak Music
Nemanja Kapetanovic

Forwards:
Andrija Marjanovic
Stefan Fundic

Center:
Predrag Samardziski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ALBANIA  


Albanian U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Albanian U16 National Team 2017
#s#
Klajn Tallushi
Tallushi
Xhenit Llukacej
Llukacej
Klajdi Ducellari
Ducellari
Mauro Salillari
Salillari
Renato Hanelli
Hanelli
#e#5
0Klajn Tallushi 185-G-02
1Xhenit Llukacej 200-C-01
2Klajdi Ducellari 177-PG-01
3Mauro Salillari 194-SF-01
7Renato Hanelli 187-SG-01
10Roy Bajraktari 180-SG-01
12Mihal Ropi 203-C-01
13Ergys Muhametaj 197-G/F-01 Kamza Basket Albania
23Samuel Skendaj 197-C-01
24Ettore Marku 179-PG-02
30Giseld Ndreca 190-SF-01
35Erik Pinderi 186-SF-01

Erkand Karaj Head Coach
Gledis Muhametaj Assistant



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  ANDORRA  


Andorra U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Andorra U16 National Team 2017
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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)

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Jose Vildoza (ex Trotamundos) signs at San Lorenzo - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion San Lorenzo de Almagra (LigaA) landed 21-year old Argentinian international point guard Jose Vildoza (190-96, agency: Interperformances). He played most recently at Trotamundos in Venezuelan LPB league. In two games he averaged 3.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.5apg last season. Vildoza also played that season for Libertad Sunchales where in 58 LigaA games he had very impressive stats: 16.2ppg, 3.0rpg and 3.1apg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA Sixth Man of the Year and selected to Honorable Mention.
Vildoza's team made it to the Argentinian Super 4 Cup Final Four in 2016.
He has been also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. Vildoza has regularly played for Argentinian senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team in 2014.
He represented Argentina at the World Championships U19 in Heraklion (Greece) two years ago.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Echague keeps Zustovich for another season - by Eurobasket News

Atletico Echague Parana (LigaA) re-signed 20-year old point guard Eugenio Zustovich (179-97). He played there last season. In 35 LigaA games he averaged just 2.3ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.0apg.
The previous (15-16) season Zustovich was tested by Penarol.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jasen re-signs at Weber Bahia - by Eurobasket News

Weber Bahia Blanca Basket (LigaA) confirmed in their roster experienced 39-year old Argentinian ex-international small forward Hernan Jasen (199-78). He is a dual citizen owning also Italian passport. Jasen has played there for the last five seasons. In 45 LigaA games he had 5.6ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.0apg last season. He played in the final of Liga Americas.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Jasen was voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Honorable Mention back in 2011.
He also represented Argentina at the Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) five years ago. Jasen's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 7 games: 2.3ppg, 1.3rpg.
Jasen's career allowed him to visit three different continents. He tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. Jasen has played previously professionally also in Spain (Movil Estudiantes, Sevilla and Gijon).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Weber Bahia.
On Jasen: Very good stealer and average perimeter defense, needs to improve its three point shooting percentage. He's now matured to a team leader, knows the game, does everytime the thing the team needs of.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kregg Jones (ex Sabios) signs at Parque Sur - by Eurobasket News

Parque Sur de Concepcion del Uruguay (TNA) landed 26-year old Barbados forward Kregg Jones (203-107kg-91, college: CSU Bakersfield). He played in the summer at Sabios in Colombian PBD league. In 23 games he averaged 9.4ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.0apg and 1.4bpg. Jones also played that season for Lakers (BABA) in Barbados league.
Among other achievements his team made it to the WAC Tournament Semifinals in 2015. Jones received also Latinbasket.com All-Barbados League 1st Team award in 2016.
He represented Barbados at the CBC Championships in Tortola (Virgin Islands) three years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 2.2ppg, 2.6rpg.
Jones has played also professionally in Barbados (Tridents).
He attended Cal State - Bakersfield until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @610Sportsusa)

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Facundo Gago signs at BHY Tiro Federal - by Eurobasket News

BHY Tiro Federal y Deportivo Morteros (TNA) landed 21-year old point guard Facundo Gago (177-96) from Petr.Argentino. In 36 TNA games he averaged 8.9ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.9apg and 1.6spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Gago played at Lanus (LigaA). But in 17 games he had just 0.9ppg.

BHY Tiro Federal y Deportivo Morteros roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Juan_Ignacio Rodriguez_Suppi
Mauro Araujo
Maximiliano Martinez
Facundo Gago

Forward:
Damian Pineda

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @buddingmartin)

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  AUSTRALIA  


State Leagues Round-Up - by Eurobasket News

Big V
Hume City - Whittlesea City 96-67

There was no surprise in Tullamarine where 12th ranked Whittlesea City (2-19) was crushed by tenth ranked Hume City Broncos (7-14) 96-67 on Saturday. Hume City Broncos outrebounded Whittlesea City 53-33 including a 34-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Whittlesea City's players. The best player for the winners was naturalized British guard Lee Jeka (193-83) who had a double-double by scoring 39 points (!!!), 10 rebounds and 4 assists. American guard Mike Rose (193-87, college: E.Kentucky) chipped in 24 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Dominic Bruno who recorded 23 points and Emmerson Potts-Broughton added 9 points and 11 rebounds respectively. Whittlesea City's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Hume City Broncos moved-up to ninth place in League. Loser Whittlesea City keeps the twelfth position with 19 games lost. Hume City Broncos will face higher ranked Diamond Valley Eagles (#8) in Greensborough in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Whittlesea City will play at home against Stingrays (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hume City: L.Jeka 39+10reb+4ast, M.Rose 24+7reb+6ast, L.Egan 11+10reb+3ast, S.Prendergast 6+6reb+5ast, J.O'Rieley 5+1reb+1ast, T.Clayton 4+17reb+7ast
Whittlesea City: D.Bruno 23+2reb+2ast, J.Maybank 11+4reb+2ast, E.Potts-Broughton 9+11reb, A.Zeverona 8+6reb+4ast, D.Van Lunenburg 8+3reb+1ast, T.Watson 2+4reb+1ast
gschID: 541396


Corio Bay S. - Hawthorn M. 70-92

No shocking result in a game in Geelong where ninth ranked Magic (6-14) smashed 11th ranked Stingrays (4-16) 92-70 on Saturday. Magic looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American swingman Joshua Morrison (198-91, college: NC-Wesleyan) who scored 28 points and 7 rebounds. Point guard Kirk Smith (178) chipped in 29 points and 5 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Jordan Latham (206-91, college: Loyola, MD) who recorded a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds and guard Joel Mcfall (189-94) added 18 points respectively. Stingrays' coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Despite that victory Magic went down to tenth position (League) due to points difference. Loser Stingrays keep the eleventh place with 16 games lost. Magic will face higher ranked Devils (#7) in Werribee in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Stingrays will play at home against McKinnon C. (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hawthorn M.: K.Smith 29+5reb+2ast, J.Morrison 28+7reb+3ast, D.Kusnyer 9+4ast, A.Dickerson 8+3ast, L.Sist 7+13reb+2ast, P.Chelvan 4+1reb+1ast
Corio Bay S.: J.Latham 25+11reb+2ast, J.Mcfall 18+3reb+3ast, T.Rozenfeld 8+4reb+3ast, P. Goodier 7+8reb+2ast, A.Ruiz 5+5reb, Q.Walker 5+5reb+2ast
gschID: 541395


Whittlesea City - Werribee D. 84-82

There was an upset in Mill Park where higher ranked Devils (9-11) were edged by twelfth ranked Whittlesea City (2-19) 84-82 on Sunday. Whittlesea City forced 22 Devils turnovers. Strangely Devils outrebounded Whittlesea City 41-29 including 32 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was Jonathan Maybank who scored 33 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Aidan Zeverona chipped in 24 points and 7 rebounds. Four Whittlesea City players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Jeremy Smith (190, college: Nicholls St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!), 15 rebounds and 8 assists (on 17-of-20 shooting from the field) and forward Nathan Wilson (201-85, college: N.Greenville) added 19 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Whittlesea City maintains twelfth place in League with 2-19 record. Loser Devils keep the seventh position with 11 games lost. Whittlesea City will face higher ranked Stingrays (#11) in Geelong in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Whittlesea City: J.Maybank 33+8reb+6ast, A.Zeverona 24+7reb+3ast, D.Van Lunenburg 11+4reb+1ast, D.Bruno 10+5reb+4ast, T.Watson 4+4reb+2ast, R.Smith 2
Werribee D.: J.Smith 36+15reb+8ast, N.Wilson 19+8reb, A.Ayilara 6+7reb+2ast, B.Allison 5+4reb, J.Ward 5+3ast, A.Luxford 3+1reb
gschID: 541402


Ringwood H. - Diamond V.E. 92-80

Very predictable result in Heathmont where second ranked Ringwood Hawks (17-4) beat 8th ranked Diamond Valley Eagles (7-14) 92-80 on Sunday. They outrebounded Diamond Valley Eagles 54-34 including a 40-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. Diamond Valley Eagles were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was power forward Shaun Clarke (204) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds. American forward Mike McCahey (196, college: St.Anselm) chipped in 21 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Brandon Conley (198, college: ORU) who recorded 22 points and 8 rebounds and guard Matt Reynolds (183) added 20 points respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Diamond Valley Eagles' coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Ringwood Hawks maintains second place in League with 17-4 record having just eleven point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Diamond Valley Eagles keep the eighth position with 14 games lost. Ringwood Hawks will face Waverley Falcons (#3) in Mount Waverley in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Diamond Valley Eagles will play on the road against Hume City Broncos (#9) in Tullamarine and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ringwood H.: M.McCahey 21+9reb+2ast, S.Clarke 18+14reb, M.Fennell 13+11reb+3ast, T.Latham 12+12reb, N.Truman 11+1reb+3ast, M.Snowball 8+4reb+6ast
Diamond V.E.: B.Conley 22+8reb+2ast, M.Reynolds 20+4reb+2ast, G.Page 12+2reb+3ast, R.Sanders 10+1reb, S.Reynolds 6+5reb, C. Conlon 6+8reb
gschID: 541400


Casey C. - Corio Bay S. 103-61

Not a big story in a game when 11th ranked Stingrays (4-16) were outplayed on the road by fifth ranked Casey C. (13-7) 103-61 on Sunday. Casey C. forced 21 Stingrays turnovers and outrebounded them 52-40 including 39 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American forward Raheem Lemons (196-93, college: Central State) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 14 rebounds. His fellow American import power forward Charles Polk (200-84, college: Butler) chipped in 14 points and 9 rebounds. Four Casey C. players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Jordan Latham (206-91, college: Loyola, MD) who recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds and guard Joel Mcfall (189-94) added 21 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Newly promoted Casey C. maintains fifth place in League with 13-7 record. Loser Stingrays keep the eleventh position with 16 games lost. Casey C. will face league's leader Knox Raiders in Wantirna South in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Stingrays will play at home against McKinnon C. (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Casey C.: R.Lemons 24+14reb+2ast, C.Polk 14+9reb+2ast, B.Hobba 12+6reb+2ast, M.Chapman 11+2reb+2ast, B.Louis 10+2reb+4ast, M.McInnes 10+4reb
Corio Bay S.: J.Latham 23+10reb, J.Mcfall 21+9reb+2ast, H.Goodier 4+2reb, C.Eichler 4+3reb, L.Hart 3, P. Goodier 2+8reb
gschID: 541399


Hawthorn M. - Hume City 68-72

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Hawthorn where tenth ranked Hume City Broncos (7-14) won against 9th ranked Magic (6-14) 72-68 on Sunday. Strangely Magic outrebounded Hume City Broncos 41-26 including a 16-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American guard Mike Rose (193-87, college: E.Kentucky) who scored 17 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Forward Luke Egan (200-74, college: E.Washington) chipped in 21 points and 6 rebounds. Four Hume City Broncos players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American swingman Joshua Morrison (198-91, college: NC-Wesleyan) who recorded 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Kirk Smith (178) added 21 points respectively. Hume City Broncos moved-up to ninth place in League. Loser Magic dropped to the tenth position with 14 games lost. Hume City Broncos will face higher ranked Diamond Valley Eagles (#8) in Greensborough in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Magic will play at home against Devils and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hume City: L.Egan 21+6reb+1ast, M.Rose 17+8reb+6ast, S.Prendergast 16+3reb, T.Clayton 14+5reb+4ast, J.Schafer 3, J.O'Rieley 1+1reb+1ast
Hawthorn M.: K.Smith 21+4reb+2ast, J.Morrison 16+7reb+4ast, L.Sist 10+12reb+3ast, R. Johnson 8+3reb+1ast, D.Mareels 4+7reb+3ast, P.Chelvan 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 541401


McKinnon C. - Knox R. 88-93

There was no surprise when 6th ranked McKinnon C. (10-10) was defeated at home by first ranked Knox Raiders (17-4) 93-88 on Saturday. Knox Raiders made 26-of-30 free shots (86.7 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Christopher Kaba (203-88, college: N.Colorado) who scored 32 points and 6 rebounds. Adrian Tomada chipped in 20 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Dillon Stith (200-92, college: St.Vincent) who recorded a double-double by scoring 24 points and 13 rebounds and naturalized Croatian forward Ivan Platenik (201-83, college: Alaska-Anch.) added 18 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists respectively. Four McKinnon C. players scored in double figures. Knox Raiders maintains first place in League with 17-4 record. Loser McKinnon C. keeps the sixth position with ten games lost. Knox Raiders will face Casey C. (#5) in the next round. McKinnon C. will play against Stingrays in Geelong and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Knox R.: C.Kaba 32+6reb, A.Tomada 20+8reb+5ast, D.Hare 14+6reb+6ast, A.Nyok 10+5reb, B.Waterhouse 9+5reb+7ast, L.Carroll 8+10reb+1ast
McKinnon C.: D.Stith 24+13reb, I.Platenik 18+12reb+6ast, J.Maybank 17+10reb+4ast, D.Walker 14+5reb+4ast, B.Tamir 7+2reb+2ast, N.Mueller 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 541397


Eltham W. - Casey C. 80-87

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when fifth ranked Casey C. (13-7) defeated on the road 4th placed Eltham Wildcats (15-6) 87-80 on Saturday. Casey C. dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Eltham Wildcats' 26. The best player for the winners was American forward Raheem Lemons (196-93, college: Central State) who scored 17 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Michael McInnes (189-90) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds. Five Casey C. players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Benjamin Waldren who recorded 26 points and power forward Chris Cameron (210-82, college: La-Lafayette) added 15 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Eltham Wildcats' coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Newly promoted Casey C. maintains fifth place in League with 13-7 record. Loser Eltham Wildcats keep the fourth position with six games lost. Casey C. will face league's leader Knox Raiders in Wantirna South in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Eltham Wildcats will play on the road against McKinnon C. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Casey C.: M.McInnes 19+5reb, R.Lemons 17+9reb+3ast, M.Chapman 13+4reb+2ast, B.Louis 12+5reb+6ast, C.Polk 10+7reb+3ast, B.Hobba 7+9reb
Eltham W.: B.Waldren 26+3reb, C.Cameron 15+8reb+2ast, J.Malvaso 9+1reb, J.Aver 9+5reb+3ast, J.Canovan 9+5reb+3ast, S.Grant 7+12reb
gschID: 541394


Premier League
Sturt S. - S.Adelaide P. 78-86

There was a minor upset in Pasadena where 5th ranked Sturt Sabres (11-7) were defeated by seventh ranked South Adelaide Panthers (9-9) 86-78 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was American guard Eian Davis (185-90, college: Albertus Magnus) who had a double-double by scoring 32 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists. Forward Caleb Davis (206-95, college: Saginaw Valley) chipped in 19 points and 8 rebounds. South Adelaide Panthers' coach used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international forward Jan Warbout (201-91) who recorded 19 points and 8 rebounds and swingman Tim Klaosen (196-89) added 10 points and 15 rebounds respectively. Four Sturt Sabres players scored in double figures. South Adelaide Panthers moved-up to sixth place in League. Loser Sturt Sabres keep the fifth position with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
S.Adelaide P.: E.Davis 32+6reb+11ast, C.Davis 19+8reb+2ast, J.Reid 10+10reb+2ast, S.Boal 7+7reb, A.Brown 6+7reb+1ast, K.Ciabattoni 4
Sturt S.: C.McMath 20+7reb, J.Warbout 19+8reb+2ast, N.Desantis 14+3reb, T.Klaosen 10+15reb+3ast, M.Calligeros 8+3reb+1ast, H.Burns 7+6reb+8ast
gschID: 541497


C.District L. - Norwood F. 77-97

Very predictable result in Gawler where third ranked Norwood Flames (12-6) outscored 9th ranked Central District Lions (3-15) 97-77 on Saturday. Norwood Flames shot 33 for 44 from the free-throw line, while Central District Lions only scored four points from the stripe. They outrebounded Central District Lions 58-44 including a 42-26 advantage in defensive rebounds. Norwood Flames looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Central District Lions were plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was guard Matthew Lycett (194-90) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. American guard Kellen Smith (185-93, college: Saginaw Valley) chipped in 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Five Norwood Flames players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was guard David Humphries (193-91, college: Loyola Mary) who recorded 8 points and 8 rebounds and guard Nelson Larkins (180-96) added 11 points respectively. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Norwood Flames maintains third place in League with 12-6 record having just three point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Central District Lions keep the ninth position with 15 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Norwood F.: M.Lycett 25+13reb+5ast, K.Smith 22+5reb+6ast, M.Long 14+14reb+2ast, N.Wurm 13+4reb+2ast, A.Webber 11+10reb+4ast, L.Cotton 6+3reb
C.District L.: N.Larkins 11+2reb+2ast, M.Makoi 10+3reb+1ast, T.Hoffmann 10+1reb+1ast, D.Humphries 8+8reb+3ast, R.Martin 6+4reb, D.Earl 6+7reb
gschID: 541498


Forestville E. - Woodville W. 80-85

There was a minor upset in Goodwood where 6th ranked Forestville Eagles (8-10) were defeated by eighth ranked Woodville Warriors (7-11) 85-80 on Saturday. Woodville Warriors looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was center Daniel Carlin (206-93, college: Westmont) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. American guard Jason Luhnow (185, college: Lewis & Clark) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds. Woodville Warriors' coach used entire bench in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Jake Rios (188-86, college: Georgia Coll.) who recorded 30 points and 6 assists and Sudanese forward Majok Deng (208-93, college: La-Monroe) added 19 points and 15 rebounds respectively. Woodville Warriors maintains eighth place in League with 7-11 record. Loser Forestville Eagles dropped to the seventh position with ten games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Woodville W.: L.Stanbridge 18+7reb+1ast, J.Luhnow 16+7reb+3ast, D.Carlin 14+11reb+5ast, A.Miller 10+1ast, D.McKee 8+5reb+3ast, C.Clausen 6+3reb+3ast
Forestville E.: J.Rios 30+3reb+6ast, M.Deng 19+15reb+1ast, A.Garrett 10+6reb+2ast, S. Wright 8+9reb+2ast, C.Newland 6+5reb+1ast, M.Morphett 4+1reb
gschID: 541499


N.Adelaide R. - W.Adelaide B. 92-73

Everything went according to plan in Greenacres where first ranked North Adelaide Rockets (14-4) outleveled 4th placed West Adelaide Bearcats (11-7) 92-73 on Saturday. North Adelaide Rockets looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Alexander Starling (198-89, college: Beth.-Cookman) who scored 28 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Swingman Darcy Aistrope (191) chipped in 20 points and 4 assists. Five North Adelaide Rockets players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Patrick Thomas (190, college: Mary) who recorded 13 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists and American guard Dee Oldham (193-94, college: Chattanooga) added 16 points and 4 assists respectively. West Adelaide Bearcats' coach let to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. North Adelaide Rockets maintains first place in League with 14-4 record. Loser West Adelaide Bearcats keep the fourth position with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
N.Adelaide R.: A.Starling 28+7reb+6ast, D.Aistrope 20+4reb+4ast, A.Miller 17+3reb+3ast, B.Jonnek 12+6reb, R.Harding 11+5reb+4ast, A.Schild 2+9reb+1ast
W.Adelaide B.: D.Oldham 16+3reb+4ast, T.Kubank 14+1reb+1ast, P.Thomas 13+9reb+7ast, J.West 9+1reb+2ast, H.Ridgeway 6+10reb, L.Haufe 6
gschID: 541496


Eastern M. - Southern T. 60-99

There was no surprise in Mt. Barker where 10th ranked Eastern Mavericks (2-16) were crushed by second ranked Noarlunga City Southern Tigers (13-5) 99-60 on Saturday. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Eastern Mavericks' 38. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers forced 26 Eastern Mavericks turnovers and outrebounded them 55-35 including 17 on the offensive glass. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Mike Nwelue (196-93, college: Drury) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds. The former international swingman Anthony Drmic (198-92, college: Boise St.) chipped in 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Noarlunga City Southern Tigers players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Lachlan Barker (179-96) who recorded 16 points and 6 rebounds and forward Tom Cioffi (197-87) added 9 points and 6 rebounds respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers maintains second place in League with 13-5 record having just four point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Eastern Mavericks keep the tenth position with 16 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Southern T.: R.Linton 18+2reb+2ast, M.Nwelue 16+13reb, A.Drmic 13+5reb+4ast, L.Schenscher 10+7reb+1ast, A.Barton 10, B.Ficken 9+7reb+5ast
Eastern M.: L.Barker 16+6reb+1ast, D.Mcgee 11+4reb, T.Cioffi 9+6reb+1ast, D.Shorne 7+4reb, M.Hundley 6+4reb, D. Stock 6+2reb+4ast
gschID: 541495


QBL
Gold Coast R. - SW Metro P. 75-83

No shocking result in a game in Gold Coast where sixth ranked South West Metro Pirates (9-5) defeated 13th ranked Rollers (3-11) 83-75 on Saturday. South West Metro Pirates forced 19 Rollers turnovers. The best player for the winners was American guard Jeremy Kendle (186-88, college: Bellarmine) who scored 33 points (!!!). His fellow American import forward Tanner McGrew (203-93, college: W.Virg.Wesl., agency: Duran International) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was New Zealand guard Tobias Cameron (193-99) who recorded 16 points and 5 rebounds and point guard Adam Darragh (181-79, college: Martin Methodist) added 15 points respectively. Four Rollers players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. South West Metro Pirates maintains sixth place in League with 9-5 record. Loser Rollers keep the thirteenth position with 11 games lost. South West Metro Pirates will face Toowoomba Mountaineers (#14) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Rollers will play against Toowoomba Mountaineers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
SW Metro P.: J.Kendle 33+3reb+2ast, T.McGrew 14+10reb+1ast, J.Bairstow 13+10reb+1ast, R.Vines 9+2reb+5ast, V.Williams Jr. 6+3reb+4ast, J.Allen 4+2reb+1ast
Gold Coast R.: T.Cameron 16+5reb+3ast, A.Darragh 15+3reb+3ast, D.Vale 14+4reb+1ast, T.Green 12+4reb+3ast, D.Sullivan 7+4reb+1ast, L.Frankland 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 541596


Sunshine CR - Brisbane S. 79-69

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 8th ranked Brisbane Spartans' (7-8) road loss to seventh ranked Sunshine CR (9-4) 69-79 on Sunday. Brisbane Spartans were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was guard Isaih Tueta (187-91) who scored 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. American guard Lance Hurdle (188-87, college: Miami, FL) chipped in 17 points. Four Sunshine CR players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was guard William McDowell-White (195-98, college: Fresno St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds (went 11 for 11 at the free throw line !!!) and guard Mitch Philp (184-89) added 16 points and 4 assists respectively. Sunshine CR moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Brisbane Spartans dropped to the ninth position with eight games lost. Sunshine CR will face Gladstone Port City Power (#10) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Brisbane Spartans' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Brisbane to the arena Brisbane Capitals.
Top scorers:
Sunshine CR: I.Tueta 19+6reb+5ast, L.Hurdle 17+2reb+3ast, Z.Meehl 13+3reb, J.Tueta 13+5reb+3ast, Z.Meehl 8+2reb, L.Ilton 6+7reb
Brisbane S.: W.McDowell-White 24+12reb, M.Philp 16+1reb+4ast, B.Volkman 15+3reb+1ast, D.McDowell-White 6+4reb+1ast, D.Quigley 3+1reb, G.Scott 3+11reb+1ast
gschID: 541600


Logan T. - Ipswich F. 99-82

Rather predictable result in Loganholme where seventh ranked Logan T. (9-6) beat 11th ranked Ipswich Force (4-11) 99-82 on Sunday. Logan T. had a 31-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Ipswich Force's players. The best player for the winners was forward Mitch Young (206-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) who scored 28 points and 6 rebounds. Swingman Samuel Johns (193-95) chipped in 17 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Logan T.'s coach used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Kyle Harvey (196-91, college: Williams Baptist) who recorded 29 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Jason Ralph (178-95, college: Valley City St.) added 19 points and 5 assists respectively. Logan T. maintains seventh place in League with 9-6 record. Loser Ipswich Force keeps the eleventh position with 11 games lost. Logan T. will face higher ranked Townsville Heat (#3) in Hermit Park in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ipswich Force will play at home against Rollers (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Logan T.: M.Young 28+6reb+3ast, K.Post 17+8reb+2ast, S.Johns 17+5reb+6ast, T.Ammar 13+2reb+1ast, M.Cedar 8+10reb+4ast, S.Carroll 7+4reb+9ast
Ipswich F.: K.Harvey 29+6reb, J.Ralph 19+1reb+5ast, A.Bior 11+8reb+1ast, B.Wilson 9+6reb+1ast, J.Eustace 5+2reb+3ast, J.Derksen 5+6reb
gschID: 541601


Cairns M. - Gladstone P. 85-63

Not a big story in a game when 10th ranked Gladstone Port City Power (4-9) was outplayed on the road by fifth ranked Cairns Marlins (9-5) 85-63 on Saturday. Cairns Marlins looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Gladstone Port City Power's players. The best player for the winners was guard Kuany Kuany (201, college: Chaminade) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. Point guard Damon Heuir (191-91, college: S.Utah) chipped in 22 points and 5 assists. Five Cairns Marlins players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Ray Willis (198-89, college: N.C.Central, agency: HMS) who recorded 38 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds and the other American import forward Willie Shackleford (198-85, college: Martin Methodist) added 12 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Cairns Marlins maintains fifth place in League with 9-5 record. Loser Gladstone Port City Power keeps the tenth position with nine games lost. Cairns Marlins will face Logan T. (#7) in Loganholme in the next round. Gladstone Port City Power will play against Sunshine CR and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Cairns M.: D.Heuir 22+4reb+5ast, K.Kuany 18+12reb+2ast, S.Weigh 11+2reb+2ast, T.Jackson 10+6reb+8ast, J.Weeks 10+3reb+5ast, K.Stattmann 4+4reb+1ast
Gladstone P.: R.Willis 38+9reb+1ast, W.Shackleford 12+11reb+5ast, R.Lawyer 10+1reb+2ast, T.Robinson 2+4reb, T.Allen 1+1ast, P.Ciganovic 0
gschID: 541599


Rockhampton - Brisbane C. 93-82

There was a surprise result when ninth ranked Rockhampton Rockets (7-8) won against at home second-best Brisbane Capitals (11-3) 93-82 on Saturday. They outrebounded Brisbane Capitals 49-30 including 34 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American power forward Rashad Hassan (203-89, college: Savannah St.) who had a double-double by scoring 27 points and 15 rebounds (on 12-of-14 shooting from the field). His fellow American import guard Chris Fowler (185-93, college: Cent.Michigan) chipped in 15 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). At the other side the best for losing team was naturalized American forward Dusty Rychart (201-78, college: Minnesota) who recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds and naturalized New Zealand swingman Zac Carter (203-89) added 8 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Five Rockhampton Rockets and four Brisbane Capitals players scored in double figures. Rockhampton Rockets moved-up to eighth place in League. Loser Brisbane Capitals keep the second position with three games lost. Rockhampton Rockets will face Maroochydore Clippers (#12) in Cotton Tree in the next round. Brisbane Capitals' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Brisbane Brisbane Spartans.
Top scorers:
Rockhampton: R.Hassan 27+15reb+2ast, J.Lopez 21+3reb+1ast, C.Fowler 15+6reb+8ast, D.Wagner 14+10reb+1ast, J.Mitchell 11+10reb+6ast, T.Corrigan 2+3reb
Brisbane C.: D.Rychart 23+12reb+2ast, C.Lam 15+1ast, A.Kopcikas 12+2reb+3ast, J.Davis 10+1reb, Z.Carter 8+7reb+3ast, P.Onwas 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 541598


Suncoast PC - Brisbane S. 91-94

There was no surprise in Cotton Tree where 12th ranked Maroochydore Clippers (3-9) were edged by eighth ranked Brisbane Spartans (7-8) 94-91 on Saturday. Brisbane Spartans forced 19 Maroochydore Clippers turnovers. The best player for the winners was guard Darryl McDowell-White (185-97, college: Fresno St.) who scored 25 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Center Ben Volkman (206, college: Maryville, MO) chipped in 20 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Matthew Kenyon (195-98) who recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists and American guard Breland Hogan (185, college: Grand Valley St.) added 20 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Four Brisbane Spartans and five Maroochydore Clippers players scored in double figures. Despite that victory Brisbane Spartans went down to ninth position (League) due to points difference. Loser Maroochydore Clippers keep the twelfth place with nine games lost. Brisbane Spartans' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Brisbane to the arena Brisbane Capitals.
Top scorers:
Brisbane S.: D.McDowell-White 25+3reb+5ast, B.Volkman 20+8reb+1ast, W.McDowell-White 20+3reb+2ast, M.Philp 13+9reb+2ast, G.Scott 6+10reb+3ast, D.Quigley 4
Suncoast PC: J.Hill 20+6reb+2ast, M.Kenyon 20+13reb+6ast, B.Hogan 20+9reb+2ast, C.Massingale 13+1reb+1ast, T.Fullarton 10+8reb+6ast, M.Donaldson 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 541597


Townsville H. - Gladstone P. 96-88

No shocking result in a game in Hermit Park where third ranked Townsville Heat (10-3) defeated 10th ranked Gladstone Port City Power (4-9) 96-88 on Friday. Townsville Heat made 29-of-37 free shots (78.4 percent) during the game. Gladstone Port City Power was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was the former international point guard Joshua Wilcher (178-91, college: Cent.Wyoming) who scored 21 points and 7 assists. American power forward Justin Baker (203-89, college: Utah Valley) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. Baker is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Four Townsville Heat players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Ray Willis (198-89, college: N.C.Central, agency: HMS) who recorded a double-double by scoring 31 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists and the other American import forward Willie Shackleford (198-85, college: Martin Methodist) added 12 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists respectively. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Townsville Heat maintains third place in League with 10-3 record having 2 victories less than leader Mackay M. Loser Gladstone Port City Power keeps the tenth position with nine games lost. Townsville Heat will face Logan T. (#7) in Loganholme in the next round. Gladstone Port City Power will play against Sunshine CR and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Townsville H.: P.Crawford 23+1reb+1ast, J.Wilcher 21+2reb+7ast, J.Baker 17+10reb+1ast, J.Anderson 16+8reb+3ast, J.Spiers 7+1ast, M.Rees 4+4reb
Gladstone P.: R.Willis 31+10reb+6ast, R.Lawyer 24+2reb+1ast, W.Shackleford 12+16reb+4ast, P.Ciganovic 8+2reb, N.Musters 7+3reb+2ast, D.Owen 3
gschID: 541595


Mackay M. - Brisbane C. 100-108

Top ranked Mackay Meteors (12-3) recorded its third loss at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by second ranked Brisbane Capitals (11-3) 108-100. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in League. Brisbane Capitals looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The best player for the winners was naturalized American forward Dusty Rychart (201-78, college: Minnesota) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. American-Nigerian guard Princeton Onwas (198-93, college: San Jose St.) chipped in 27 points and 6 assists. Five Brisbane Capitals players scored in double figures. Brisbane Capitals' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Shaun Bruce (190-91) who recorded a double-double by scoring 30 points, 9 rebounds and 12 assists and the former international forward Lucas Walker (202-84, college: St.Mary's, CA) added 27 points, 18 rebounds and 4 assists respectively. Brisbane Capitals maintains second place in League with 11-3 record behind leader Mackay M. Mackay Meteors at the other side still keep top position with three games lost. Brisbane Capitals' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Brisbane Brisbane Spartans.
Top scorers:
Brisbane C.: P.Onwas 27+2reb+6ast, J.Davis 23+4reb+1ast, D.Rychart 20+13reb+5ast, A.Kopcikas 14+7reb+3ast, Z.Carter 10+5reb+7ast, C.Lam 6+1reb
Mackay M.: S.Bruce 30+9reb+12ast, L.Walker 27+18reb+4ast, C.Cedar 20+4reb+1ast, C.Tragardh 7+2reb+1ast, T.Diop 6+8reb, L.Blicavs 6
gschID: 541594


Toowoomba M. - Ipswich F. 88-112

Rather expected game when 14th ranked Toowoomba Mountaineers (1-13) were rolled over at home by eleventh ranked Ipswich Force (4-11) 112-88 on Friday. Ipswich Force forced 20 Toowoomba Mountaineers turnovers. Strangely Toowoomba Mountaineers outrebounded Ipswich Force 54-37 including a 25-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. Toowoomba Mountaineers were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American forward Kyle Harvey (196-91, college: Williams Baptist) who scored 26 points and 7 assists. Swingman Atem Bior (201, college: N.Mexico Highlands) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. Worth to mention Harvey played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped get the job in pro basketball. Five Ipswich Force players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Manylok Malek (201-94) who recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points and 16 rebounds and American guard Jalil Abdul-Bassit (193, college: Oregon) added 17 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ipswich Force maintains eleventh place in League with 4-11 record. Loser Toowoomba Mountaineers keep the fourteenth position with 13 games lost. Ipswich Force will face Rollers (#13) in Gold Coast in the next round. Toowoomba Mountaineers will play on the road against South West Metro Pirates in Runcorn and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ipswich F.: K.Harvey 26+4reb+7ast, J.Ralph 19+3reb+2ast, J.Derksen 17+2reb+2ast, A.Bior 15+11reb+1ast, J.Eustace 13+8reb, B.Wilson 11+5reb+4ast
Toowoomba M.: M.Malek 23+16reb+3ast, J.Abdul-Bassit 17+12reb+5ast, C.Weber 13+2reb+1ast, A.Gehrig 9+6reb, M.Nolen 9+3reb+2ast, J.Seaby 6+3reb
gschID: 541593


SBL
Mandurah M. - Goldfields G. 69-73

Rather predictable result in Mandurah where twelfth ranked Giants (7-17) beat 14th ranked Magic (4-20) 73-69 on Sunday. Giants forced 19 Magic turnovers. The best player for the winners was American power forward Jacob Holmen (202-91, college: N.Texas) who scored 27 points and 7 rebounds. His fellow American import forward JB Pillard (201, college: Cent.Washington) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Giants players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Will McNeill (185-90, college: Washburn) who recorded a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds and forward Akau Deng (200-93, college: N.Platte CC) added 10 points and 12 rebounds respectively. Magic's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Giants maintains twelfth place in League with 7-17 record. Loser Magic keeps the fourteenth position with 20 games lost. Giants will face higher ranked Flames (#10) in Rockingham in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Magic will play at home against Stirling S. (#7) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Goldfields G.: J.Holmen 27+7reb+3ast, B.Hicks 17+2reb+1ast, D.Forlano 13+4reb+1ast, J.Pillard 11+10reb+4ast, J.Reid 3+3reb+2ast, A.Atem 2+6reb+4ast
Mandurah M.: W.McNeill 28+10reb+3ast, D.Munday 12+2reb+6ast, A.Deng 10+12reb, C.Simpson 6+8reb, P.Ruot 5+5reb, S.Julitz 2+4reb+2ast
gschID: 541791


Cockburn C. - Geraldton B. 116-96

There was a minor upset in Hamilton Hill where 3rd placed Buccaneers (18-7) were outplayed by sixth ranked Cougars (15-9) 116-96 on Sunday. Cougars looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists. The best player for the winners was point guard Lochlan Cummings (183, college: Hope International) who scored 41 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 9 assists. American forward Jalen Billups (198-92, college: N.Kentucky, agency: Haylett Sports) chipped in a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Jackson Hussey (190-92, college: Pikeville) who recorded 23 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists and American forward Maurice Barrow (196-92, college: Fairfield) added 26 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Cougars moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Buccaneers keep the third position with seven games lost. Cougars will face Suns (#13) in Kalamunda in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Buccaneers will play at home against Hawks (#8) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Cockburn C.: L.Cummings 41+8reb+9ast, J.Billups 27+11reb+2ast, S.Chan 14+3reb+7ast, G.Field 12+10reb+8ast, S.Van Lit 8, R.Della Maddalena 7+1ast
Geraldton B.: M.Barrow 26+8reb+4ast, J.Hussey 23+6reb+9ast, A.Ralph 20+3reb, D.Benjamin 11+9reb+1ast, M.Wundenberg 7+16reb, M.Hancock 5+1reb+3ast
gschID: 541792


Lakeside L. - Perry Lakes H. 99-98

There was a small surprise in North Lake where tenth ranked Lightning (11-15) edged 8th ranked Hawks (12-13) 99-98 on Saturday. Lightning made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward James Padgett (203-91, college: Maryland) who had a double-double by scoring 31 points and 15 rebounds. Swingman Corey Shervill (197) chipped in 25 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Matthew Adekponya (194-90) who recorded 26 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists and American center Brian Carlwell (211-87, college: San Diego St.) added 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks respectively. Four Lightning and five Hawks players scored in double figures. Lightning moved-up to ninth place in League. Loser Hawks keep the eighth position with 13 games lost. Lightning will face league's leader Tigers in Willetton in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Lakeside L.: J.Padgett 31+15reb+2ast, C.Shervill 25+7reb+2ast, D.Atkinson 19+4reb+11ast, D.Morgan 14+2reb+1ast, N.Palleschi 6+7reb+4ast, R.Mackenzie 2+3reb+2ast
Perry Lakes H.: M.Adekponya 26+7reb+7ast, B.Purser 18+7reb, B.Carlwell 16+9reb+2ast, R.Waters 12+3reb+6ast, R.O'Sullivan 11+2reb, R.Smith 9+2reb+2ast
gschID: 541788


Willetton T. - Joondalup Wolves 72-75

Important game to mention about took place in Willetton. Second ranked Wanneroo (20-6) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging leader Tigers (20-5) 75-72 on Saturday evening. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in League. It was a good game for naturalized Greek guard Trian Iliadis (190-89, college: ODU) who led his team to a victory with 24 points and 7 rebounds. Canadian power forward Ryan Wright (206-87, college: Oklahoma) contributed with 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Wanneroo's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American forward Ray Turner (206-90, college: Texas A&M) answered with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 13 rebounds and guard Damien Scott (190-92) added 13 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Tigers. Wanneroo maintains second place in League with 20-6 record having just nineteen point less than leader Mackay M. Tigers at the other side still keep top position with five games lost. Wanneroo will play against Slammers (#6) in Bunbury in the next round. Tigers will play on the road against Lightning (#9) in North Lake and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Joondalup Wolves: T.Iliadis 24+7reb+1ast, R.Wright 18+7reb+2ast, S.Easther 8, R.Huntington 8+3reb+2ast, S.Salinas 7+4reb+2ast, B.Ironmonger 6+7reb+6ast
Willetton T.: R.Turner 24+13reb+3ast, D.Scott 13+7reb+2ast, J.Bowie 9+7reb+2ast, N.Cody 8+4reb+1ast, A.Black 7+1reb+3ast, K.Armour 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 541790


East Perth E. - Cockburn C. 88-95

There was no surprise in Morley where 11th ranked Eagles (8-17) were defeated by sixth ranked Cougars (15-9) 95-88 on Saturday. Cougars forced 19 Eagles turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Jalen Billups (198-92, college: N.Kentucky, agency: Haylett Sports) who scored 21 points and 8 rebounds. Swingman Gavin Field (202-89, college: W.Georgia) chipped in 14 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Four Cougars players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Kevin Davis (206-91, college: Cent.Washington) who recorded a double-double by scoring 27 points and 14 rebounds (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) and guard Mason Bragg (182-93) added 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists respectively. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Cougars moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Eagles keep the eleventh position with 17 games lost. Cougars will face Suns (#13) in Kalamunda in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Eagles will play at home against Redbacks and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Cockburn C.: L.Cummings 23+2reb+3ast, J.Billups 21+8reb+3ast, G.Field 14+9reb+6ast, J.Holmes 14+4reb+1ast, S.Chan 10+2reb+4ast, R.Della Maddalena 6+9reb+2ast
East Perth E.: K.Davis 27+14reb+3ast, M.Bragg 17+5reb+5ast, K.Anthony 11+2reb+1ast, D.Williamson 9+2reb+4ast, K.Berry 8+1reb, D.Tawhiti 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 541789


Stirling S. - Geraldton B. 97-101

No shocking result in a game in Perth where third ranked Buccaneers (18-7) defeated 5th ranked Stirling S. (14-11) 101-97 on Saturday. Buccaneers made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was guard Jackson Hussey (190-92, college: Pikeville) who had a triple-double by scoring 31 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). American forward Dwayne Benjamin (201-93, college: Oregon) chipped in 22 points and 4 assists. Four Buccaneers players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international forward Cody Ellis (203-90, college: St.Louis) who recorded 23 points and 7 assists and guard Corban Wroe (185-92, college: Hartford) added 12 points and 6 assists respectively. Stirling S.'s coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Buccaneers maintains third place in League with 18-7 record having just sixteen point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Stirling S. dropped to the seventh position with 11 games lost. Buccaneers will face Hawks (#8) in Floreat in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Stirling S. will play on the road against Magic in Mandurah and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Geraldton B.: J.Hussey 31+11reb+10ast, D.Benjamin 22+4reb+4ast, A.Ralph 20+7reb, M.Wundenberg 12+3reb+1ast, M.Hancock 8+1ast, J.Paringatai 6+1reb
Stirling S.: C.Ellis 23+3reb+7ast, J.Coburn 15+2reb+2ast, J.Dixon 13+1reb, C.Wroe 12+3reb+6ast, R.Vague 9+7reb+3ast, A.Bruton 9+2reb+3ast
gschID: 541787


SW Slammers - Goldfields G. 92-79

Very expected game in Bunbury where 12th ranked Giants (7-17) were defeated by sixth ranked Slammers (14-9) 92-79 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was American-Irish forward Brian Voelkel (198-92, college: Vermont, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. South Sudanese guard Teny Puot (180-91) chipped in 23 points and 5 steals. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Jacob Holmen (202-91, college: N.Texas) who recorded 21 points and 5 rebounds and guard Daniel Forlano (180) added 14 points and 6 assists respectively. Five Slammers and four Giants players scored in double figures. Slammers maintains sixth place in League with 14-9 record. Loser Giants keep the twelfth position with 17 games lost. Slammers will face league's second-placed Wanneroo in Joondalup in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Giants will play at home against Flames (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
SW Slammers: T.Puot 23+4reb+3ast, T.Nichols 18+5reb+4ast, B.Voelkel 15+10reb+8ast, M.Lay 14+4reb+4ast, C.Weeden 13+8reb+1ast, T.Vogel 5+2reb
Goldfields G.: J.Holmen 21+5reb+3ast, D.Forlano 14+1reb+6ast, J.Pillard 11+8reb+1ast, J.Reid 11+4reb+4ast, A.Atem 8+9reb+1ast, B.Hicks 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 541786


Stirling S. - Willetton T. 75-85

Rather predictable result in Perth where first ranked Tigers (20-5) beat 5th ranked Stirling S. (14-11) 85-75 on Friday. Tigers looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Ray Turner (206-90, college: Texas A&M) who scored 31 points and 8 rebounds (on 13-of-17 shooting from the field). Guard Damien Scott (190-92) chipped in 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was power forward Ashley Litterick (202) who recorded 18 points and 7 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and the former international forward Rhys Vague (204-96) added 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 blocks respectively. Four Stirling S. players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Tigers maintains first place in League with 20-5 record. Loser Stirling S. dropped to the seventh position with 11 games lost. Tigers will face Lightning (#9) in North Lake in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Stirling S. will play on the road against Magic in Mandurah and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Willetton T.: R.Turner 31+8reb, D.Scott 20+5reb+4ast, J.Bowie 19+4reb+2ast, M.Collins 8+3reb, A.Black 6+6reb+6ast, K.Armour 1+5reb+8ast
Stirling S.: A.Litterick 18+7reb, R.Vague 17+7reb+1ast, A.Naymick 13+9reb, C.Ellis 10+2reb+4ast, C.Wroe 9+3reb+5ast, J.Coburn 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 541785


Rockingham F. - Kalamunda E.S. 94-87

Not a big story in a game in Rockingham where 13th ranked Suns (6-20) were defeated by tenth ranked Flames (10-14) 94-87 on Friday. Flames outrebounded Suns 56-42 including 16 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Flames made 9 blocks. The best player for the winners was American forward Donovon Jack (206-93, college: Penn St.) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points, 18 rebounds and 7 blocks. His fellow American import forward Vincent Zollo (206-92, college: Cleveland St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Courtney Belger (187-89, college: Quincy) who recorded a double-double by scoring 24 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals and swingman Jamieson Lewis (197-93) added 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Flames maintains tenth place in League with 10-14 record. Loser Suns keep the thirteenth position with 20 games lost. Flames will face Giants (#12) in Kalgoorlie in the next round. Suns will play on the road against Cougars in Hamilton Hill and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Rockingham F.: J.Beard 21+6reb+2ast, D.Jack 20+18reb+2ast, V.Zollo 19+12reb+1ast, R.Godfrey 14+4reb+9ast, B.Samuelson 9+1reb+2ast, J.Griffin 7+9reb+2ast
Kalamunda E.S.: C.Belger 24+10reb+7ast, J.Lewis 19+8reb+4ast, K.Horn 17+6reb+4ast, R.Brandenberg 10+7reb+3ast, C.Aylett 4, R.Blanchett 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 541784


Perry Lakes H. - SW Slammers 102-105

Important game to mention about took place in Floreat. Sixth ranked Slammers (14-9) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 8th ranked Hawks (12-13) 105-102 on Friday evening. Slammers made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 54.2 percentage. Slammers looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Hawks were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American-Irish forward Brian Voelkel (198-92, college: Vermont, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who had a triple-double by scoring 18 points, 19 rebounds and 20 assists. American guard Michael Lay (180-83, college: Concordia, OR) chipped in 35 points (!!!), 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Matthew Adekponya (194-90) who recorded 30 points and 4 assists and American center Brian Carlwell (211-87, college: San Diego St.) added 15 points and 15 rebounds respectively. Five Slammers and four Hawks players scored in double figures. Hawks' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Slammers maintains sixth place in League with 14-9 record. Loser Hawks keep the eighth position with 13 games lost. Slammers will face league's second-placed Wanneroo in Joondalup in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hawks will play on the road against Buccaneers (#3) in Wonthella and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
SW Slammers: M.Lay 35+9reb+4ast, B.Voelkel 18+19reb+20ast, C.Weeden 17+9reb+1ast, T.Vogel 16+1reb, T.Puot 13+3reb, B.England 6
Perry Lakes H.: M.Adekponya 30+4reb+4ast, R.Waters 19+7reb+3ast, B.Purser 17+10reb+5ast, B.Carlwell 15+15reb+3ast, R.Smith 10+2reb+3ast, R.Cassir 4+8reb+3ast
gschID: 541783


Perth R. - Mandurah M. 94-70

Everything went according to plan in Northbridge where fifth ranked Redbacks (15-11) outleveled 14th ranked Magic (4-20) 94-70 on Friday. Redbacks dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Magic's 44. Redbacks forced 23 Magic turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Shawn Redhage (203-81, college: Arizona St.) who had a double-double by scoring 23 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. American power forward Lee Roberts (201-87, college: Findlay, OH) chipped in 28 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Will McNeill (185-90, college: Washburn) who recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import forward Taylor Mullenax (200-86, college: St.Edward's) added 9 points and 5 rebounds respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Redbacks maintains fifth place in League with 15-11 record. Loser Magic keeps the fourteenth position with 20 games lost. Redbacks will face Eagles (#11) in Morley in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Magic will play at home against Stirling S. and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Perth R.: L.Roberts 28+8reb+1ast, S.Redhage 23+11reb+6ast, G.Murray 10+4reb, D.Mawein 8+2reb, B.Smith 7+1reb+1ast, M.Nelson 6+1reb+3ast
Mandurah M.: W.McNeill 19+11reb+3ast, T.Mullenax 9+5reb+2ast, D.Munday 8+1reb, A.Deng 7+4reb, C.Simpson 7+4reb, S.Julitz 6+3reb
gschID: 541782


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Kilsyth C. - Melbourne T. 84-67

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 6th ranked Tigers (7-13) were defeated on the road by seventh ranked Kilsyth Cobras (9-13) 84-67 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 84-67. The best player for the winners was power forward Auryn MacMillan (204-87, college: Gardner-Webb) who had a double-double by scoring 10 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. The former international swingman Owen Odigie (196-93) chipped in 17 points. Four Kilsyth Cobras players scored in double figures. Kilsyth Cobras' coach used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Ari Stewart (200-90, college: USC) who recorded 26 points and 9 rebounds and the former international guard Nate Tomlinson (192-89, college: Colorado) added 21 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Kilsyth Cobras moved-up to sixth place in League which they share with defeated Tigers. Loser Tigers keep the sixth position with 13 games lost. Kilsyth Cobras will face higher ranked Bandits (#5) in Albury in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Kilsyth C.: O.Odigie 17+2reb+3ast, C.Patton 14+7reb+1ast, A.MacMillan 10+14reb+4ast, D.Schaffert 10+2reb+1ast, B.Ursich 9+2reb+3ast, K.Murphy 8+3reb
Melbourne T.: A.Stewart 26+9reb+2ast, N.Tomlinson 21+7reb+3ast, S.Sykes 10+4reb, R.Oirbans 6+5reb, B.Dixon 4+2reb+2ast, L.Smith 0+3reb
gschID: 541880


Nunawading S. - Albury W.B. 96-86

No shocking result in a game in East Burwood where first ranked Spectres (16-5) defeated 5th ranked Bandits (9-13) 96-86 on Saturday. Spectres looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. The best player for the winners was power forward Simon Conn (206-83, college: Gardner-Webb) who scored 33 points (!!!). Sam McDonald (-84) chipped in 8 points, 8 rebounds and 15 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward T.J. Robinson (203-89, college: Long Beach St.) who recorded 19 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Deba George (183-85) added 19 points and 5 assists respectively. Four Spectres and five Bandits players scored in double figures. Spectres maintains first place in League with 16-5 record. Loser Bandits keep the fifth position with 13 games lost. Spectres will face Tigers (#6) in Melbourne in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Bandits will play at home against Kilsyth Cobras and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nunawading S.: S.Conn 33+2reb, A.Steel 17+5reb, D.Swetalla 12+15reb+3ast, C. Hronopoulos 12+2reb+4ast, T.Wright 8+2reb+3ast, S.McDonald 8+8reb+15ast
Albury W.B.: D.George 19+3reb+5ast, T.Robinson 19+8reb+1ast, D.Harding 15+5reb+2ast, J.Duck 12+5reb+1ast, S.Dearborn 11+3reb+1ast, J.Terrell 10+2reb+3ast
gschID: 541879


Melbourne T. - BA CoE 83-65

Rather expected game in Melbourne where 8th ranked BA CoE (2-12) was defeated by sixth ranked Tigers (7-13) 83-65 on Sunday. Tigers forced 20 BA CoE turnovers. The best player for the winners was naturalized British guard Daryl Corletto (193-81) who scored 22 points. The former international guard Nate Tomlinson (192-89, college: Colorado) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was center Mate Colina (208-99) who recorded 12 points and 9 rebounds and power forward Samson Froling (207-0) added 13 points and 8 rebounds respectively. BA CoE's coach let to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Tigers maintains sixth place in League with 7-13 record. Loser BA CoE keeps the eighth position with 12 games lost. Tigers will face league's leader Mount Gambier Pioneers in Mt Gambier in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. BA CoE will play at home against Dandenong Rangers (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Melbourne T.: D.Corletto 22+3reb+3ast, A.Stewart 20+1reb+1ast, N.Tomlinson 16+7reb+3ast, B.Dixon 9+1reb, R.Oirbans 6+11reb+1ast, L.Smith 6+3reb
BA CoE: S.Froling 13+8reb, M.Colina 12+9reb, D.Grida 11+3reb, K.Bowen 9+5reb+2ast, A.Mudronja 7+2reb+3ast, H. Clarke 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 546604


Bendigo B. - Ballarat M. 94-80

There was a small surprise when fifth ranked Bendigo Braves (10-12) beat at home second-best Ballarat Miners (13-8) 94-80 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Bendigo Braves. Ballarat Miners was better in third quarter 22-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Bendigo Braves won last quarter 26-14. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Ballarat Miners' players. The best player for the winners was American power forward CJ Aiken (206-90, college: St.Joseph's) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. His fellow American import guard Dyami Starks (188-92, college: Bryant) chipped in 24 points and 8 assists. Four Bendigo Braves players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Craig Moller (206-94, agency: MKP Management) who recorded a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds and New Zealand forward Leon Henry (200-85, college: S.Idaho JC) added 12 points and 11 rebounds respectively. Bendigo Braves maintains fifth place in League with 10-12 record. Loser Ballarat Miners keep the second position with eight games lost. Bendigo Braves will face higher ranked NW Tasmania Thunder (#3) in Ulverstone in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ballarat Miners will play at home against NW Tasmania Thunder and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bendigo B.: D.Starks 24+4reb+8ast, C.Aiken 20+11reb+6ast, A.Doyle 17+4reb+5ast, C.Hogan 17+8reb+1ast, T.Bell 5+2reb+1ast, M.Andronicos 4+3reb
Ballarat M.: C.Moller 26+11reb, M.King-Davis 17+5reb+1ast, L.Henry 12+11reb+1ast, D.Usher 8+2reb+1ast, A.Constable 7, C.McCallum 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 546603


NW Tasmania - Canberra G. 93-84

Not a big story in a game in Ulverstone where 7th ranked Canberra Gunners (4-17) were defeated by third ranked NW Tasmania Thunder (12-9) 93-84 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was American forward Jeremiah Ingram (201-93, college: N.C.Central) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds. His fellow American import point guard Ahmad Starks (175-92, college: Illinois) chipped in 21 points and 7 assists. Four NW Tasmania Thunder players scored in double figures. NW Tasmania Thunder's coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was center Ben Allen (211-86, college: St.Mary's, CA) who recorded a double-double by scoring 29 points and 11 rebounds and Glenn Morison added 24 points respectively. NW Tasmania Thunder maintains third place in League with 12-9 record having just six point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Canberra Gunners keep the seventh position with 17 games lost. NW Tasmania Thunder will face league's second-placed Ballarat Miners in Wendouree in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Canberra Gunners will play at home against Dandenong Rangers (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
NW Tasmania: A.Starks 21+1reb+7ast, J.Ingram 19+14reb+1ast, D.Sepokas 15+4reb+3ast, B.Simpson 11+7reb+1ast, J.Chilcott 9+2reb+1ast, C.Pal 8+5reb+1ast
Canberra G.: B.Allen 29+11reb+1ast, G.Morison 24+4reb+3ast, D.Joyce 13+7reb+5ast, M.Brown 7+4reb+3ast, I.Plunkett 6+1ast, B.Kearins 4+6reb+1ast
gschID: 546602


Dandenong R. - Frankston 90-85

Everything went according to plan when fourth ranked Dandenong Rangers (13-8) won against at home 6th ranked Frankston Blues (8-14) 90-85 on Saturday. Dandenong Rangers looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was American swingman Chauncey Orr (193-93, college: Hawaii Pacific) who scored 18 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Center Timothy Lang (206-85, college: Stetson) chipped in 19 points and 7 rebounds. Four Dandenong Rangers players scored in double figures. Dandenong Rangers' coach used entire bench in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Alex Francis (198-91, college: Bryant, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who recorded a double-double by scoring 26 points, 15 rebounds and 4 blocks and the other American import forward Nate Buss (206-92, college: N.Iowa) added 29 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Dandenong Rangers moved-up to third place in League. Loser Frankston Blues dropped to the seventh position with 14 games lost. Dandenong Rangers will face BA CoE (#8) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Frankston Blues will play against the league's second-placed Ballarat Miners and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Dandenong R.: T.Lang 19+7reb+1ast, C.Orr 18+6reb+6ast, G.Jackson 16+4reb+2ast, F.Von Hofe 14+2reb+4ast, J.Oswald 9+4reb+2ast, L.Barker 7+4reb+5ast
Frankston: N.Buss 29+8reb+1ast, A.Francis 26+15reb+1ast, B.Lewis 23+1reb+3ast, J.Macaulay 3+2reb+6ast, T.Dyson 3+4reb+3ast, T.Lloyd 1+2reb+1ast
gschID: 546601


Sandringham S. - BA CoE 95-72

There was no surprise in Cheltenham where 8th ranked BA CoE (2-12) was crushed by fourth ranked Sabres (10-11) 95-72 on Saturday. Strangely BA CoE outrebounded Sabres 42-25 including 29 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American forward Jerry Evans (203-90, college: Nevada) who scored 28 points and 5 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Ethan ODay (206, college: Vermont) chipped in 21 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field). Five Sabres players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was power forward Samson Froling (207-0) who recorded a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds and center Mate Colina (208-99) added 18 points and 10 rebounds respectively. BA CoE's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Sabres maintains fourth place in League with 10-11 record. Loser BA CoE keeps the eighth position with 12 games lost. Sabres will face league's second-placed Chargers in Hobart in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. BA CoE will play at home against Dandenong Rangers (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Sandringham S.: J.Evans 28+5reb, E.O'Day 21+9reb+3ast, I.Hadziomerovic 12+4reb+1ast, J.Batish 12+1reb+1ast, N.Crosswell 11+2reb+4ast, A.Lemons 5+1reb
BA CoE: S.Froling 24+10reb+3ast, M.Colina 18+10reb+1ast, D.Grida 12+1reb, O.Hulland 8+6reb+1ast, K.Bowen 4+1reb+2ast, A.Mudronja 3+5reb+4ast
gschID: 541878


Hobart C. - Canberra G. 100-69

No shocking result in a game in Hobart where second ranked Chargers (12-8) smashed 7th ranked Canberra Gunners (4-17) 100-69 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Chargers. Canberra Gunners was better in fourth quarter 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Chargers dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Canberra Gunners' 26. Chargers forced 22 Canberra Gunners turnovers and outrebounded them 44-30 including 30 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American point guard Chris Whitehead (175-92, college: Bellarmine) who scored 29 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. His fellow American import swingman Robert Heyer (190, college: Boise St.) chipped in 21 points and 6 rebounds. Five Chargers players scored in double figures. Chargers' coach felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Daniel Joyce (194-87) who recorded 24 points and center Ben Allen (211-86, college: St.Mary's, CA) added 8 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Chargers maintains second place in League with 12-8 record having just five point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Canberra Gunners keep the seventh position with 17 games lost. Chargers will face Sabres (#4) in Cheltenham in the next round. Canberra Gunners will play at home against Dandenong Rangers and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hobart C.: C.Whitehead 29+5reb+7ast, R.Heyer 21+6reb, T.Masunda 12+3reb, L.Thomas 11+11reb+1ast, J. Stanwix 10+3reb, M.Young 6+2reb
Canberra G.: D.Joyce 24+2reb+2ast, G.Morison 10+6reb, B.Allen 8+8reb+2ast, B.Kearins 8+5reb+3ast, I.Plunkett 8+3reb+1ast, B.Doran 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 546600


Geelong S. - Sandringham S. 86-84

A very interesting game took place in Geelong. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 4th placed Sabres (10-11) to fourth ranked Geelong Supercats (13-9) 86-84 in the game for the fourth place. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Sabres won third quarter 27-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Geelong Supercats players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Power forward MaAlo Hicks (201-89) nailed a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side and American center Eric Gaff (208-87, college: Grace Coll.) accounted for 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Geelong Supercats' coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American forward Jerry Evans (203-90, college: Nevada) came up with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international guard Igor Hadziomerovic (193-92, college: Boise St.) added 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for Sabres in the defeat. Five Geelong Supercats and four Sabres players scored in double figures. Geelong Supercats maintains fourth place in League with 13-9 record which they share with defeated Sabres. Sabres at the other side keep the fourth position with 11 games lost. Geelong Supercats' next round opponent will be league's leader Spectres in East Burwood and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sabres will play at home against the league's second-placed Chargers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Geelong S.: E.Gaff 18+6reb+5ast, M.Hicks 16+10reb+3ast, D.Gatlin 14+9reb+4ast, N.Herbert 11+2reb+6ast, J.Medved 10+1reb+1ast, A.Cannan 9+2reb
Sandringham S.: E.O'Day 20+9reb, I.Hadziomerovic 18+6reb+5ast, J.Evans 17+9reb+4ast, A.Macdonald 13+3reb+3ast, J.Batish 9+3reb+1ast, N.Crosswell 7+4reb+3ast
gschID: 541877


Mt Gambier - Albury W.B. 103-82

Very expected game in Mt Gambier where 5th ranked Bandits (9-13) were rolled over by first ranked Mount Gambier Pioneers (17-3) 103-82 on Friday. Mount Gambier Pioneers dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Bandits' 44 and made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Mount Gambier Pioneers made 8 blocks. The best player for the winners was American forward Daniel Alexander (206-91, college: Grand Canyon, agency: Haylett Sports) who scored 21 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Forward Luke Jamieson (200-94) chipped in a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds. Four Mount Gambier Pioneers players scored in double figures. Mount Gambier Pioneers' coach felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward TJ Robinson (203-89, college: Long Beach St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 25 points and 22 rebounds and point guard Deba George (183-85) added 29 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively. Mount Gambier Pioneers maintains first place in League with 17-3 record. Loser Bandits keep the fifth position with 13 games lost. Mount Gambier Pioneers will face Tigers (#6) in Melbourne in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Bandits will play at home against Kilsyth Cobras and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mt Gambier: D.Alexander 21+7reb+6ast, L.Jamieson 21+10reb, B.Hill 20+6reb+5ast, J.Madgen 15+5reb, T.Daly 9+1reb+5ast, J.Jones 8+3reb
Albury W.B.: D.George 29+6reb+4ast, T.Robinson 25+22reb, J.Terrell 13+3reb+1ast, D.Harding 7+2reb+2ast, J.Spear 3+3reb+1ast, S.Dearborn 3+5reb+1ast
gschID: 541876


Waratah
Sutherland S. - Manly Warr. 79-67

There was a surprise result when eleventh ranked Sutherland Sharks (3-16) beat at home higher ranked Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (10-9) 79-67 on Sunday. The best player for the winners was American Isaac Turner (191-92, college: St.Vincent) who scored 26 points. His fellow American import swingman Josh Biber (196-91, college: Brown) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds. Biber attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball. At the other side the best for losing team was naturalized Polish swingman Stefan Blaszczynski (196-84, college: Nicholls St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 11 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists and Kyle Painter added 19 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles' coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Sutherland Sharks maintains eleventh place in League with 3-16 record. Loser Manly Warringah Sea Eagles keep the sixth position with nine games lost. Sutherland Sharks will face league's leader Sydney City Comets in Alexandria in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Sutherland S.: I.Turner 26+3reb+3ast, B.Musulin 16+4reb+3ast, J.Biber 11+11reb+2ast, D.Marjanovic 9+1reb, J.Wallis 8+4reb+6ast, J.Wilson 6+7reb+3ast
Manly Warr.: K.Painter 19+8reb, S.Blaszczynski 11+12reb+5ast, L.Cooper 9+1reb+5ast, C.Wilks 9+3reb, A.Bulgin 7+4reb+1ast, M.Cullen 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 539524


Hills H. - Sydney Comets 90-91

Eighth-ranked Hills Hornets (8-11) made lots of trouble for first ranked Sydney City Comets (17-1) in Baulkham Hills on Saturday. The visitors from Alexandria managed to secure only one-point victory 91-90. However their fans expected much easier game. Sydney City Comets made 23-of-27 free shots (85.2 percent) during the game. Strangely Hills Hornets outrebounded Sydney City Comets 55-31 including a 23-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Will McPhee stepped up and scored 45 points (!!!) for the winners and forward Christian Jurlina (196, college: Whitworth) chipped in 24 points and 6 rebounds. The best for the losing side was naturalized British forward Paul Brotherson (198-89, college: Metro St.) with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds and naturalized Croatian power forward Goran Veg (205) scored 13 points and 8 rebounds. Four Hills Hornets players scored in double figures. Hills Hornets' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Sydney City Comets maintains first place in League with 17-1 record. Loser Hills Hornets keep the eighth position with 11 games lost. Sydney City Comets will meet at home Sutherland Sharks (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hills Hornets will play against Hawks and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sydney Comets: W.McPhee 45+4reb+2ast, C.Jurlina 24+6reb+2ast, J. Weldon 10+3reb+2ast, D. Carniel 5+7reb+1ast, Z. Tosic 4+4reb, W.Pearce 3+4reb
Hills H.: P.Brotherson 25+12reb+3ast, M.Claus 13+7reb+3ast, G.Veg 13+8reb+3ast, B.Graham 13+2reb+5ast, J.Prakash 12+2ast, E.Duselis 7+8reb+1ast
gschID: 539521


Bankstown B. - Norths Bears 79-100

There was a minor upset in Condell Park where second-best Bankstown Bruins (13-6) were outplayed by fourth ranked Norths Soul Sports Bears (12-7) 100-79 on Saturday. Norths Soul Sports Bears forced 21 Bankstown Bruins turnovers and outrebounded them 48-33 including 33 on the defensive glass. Bankstown Bruins were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was forward Dan Trist (206-92, college: Lafayette) who had a double-double by scoring 37 points (!!!) and 15 rebounds. James Maccann chipped in 13 points and 8 assists. Five Norths Soul Sports Bears players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Nic Pozoglou (196, agency: MKP Management) who recorded 27 points and 6 rebounds and the former international guard Steven Markovic (190-85) added 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists respectively. Norths Soul Sports Bears maintains fourth place in League with 12-7 record. Loser Bankstown Bruins keep the second position with six games lost. Norths Soul Sports Bears will face Newcastle Hunters (#10) in Broadmeadow in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game.
Top scorers:
Norths Bears: D.Trist 37+15reb+1ast, J.Maccann 13+4reb+8ast, L.Smith-Hyde 13+4reb+4ast, A. Bose 12+7reb+1ast, S.Albert 10+5reb+2ast, F.Andric 2+1reb
Bankstown B.: N.Pozoglou 27+6reb, S.Markovic 19+5reb+5ast, S.Gavrilovic 18+7reb, M.Franco 6+3reb+3ast, A.Boykin 4+5reb, P.Labua 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 539519


Cent.Coast C. - Newcastle H. 101-63

Everything went according to plan in Terrigal where seventh ranked Crusaders (9-8) outleveled 10th ranked Newcastle Hunters (3-16) 101-63 on Saturday. They outrebounded Newcastle Hunters 56-30 including a 21-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Tye McGann who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 15 rebounds. William Bates chipped in 13 points and 9 rebounds. Crusaders' coach felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was American swingman Dane Suttle (198-89, college: Pepperdine) who recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds and Michael Wilson added 14 points respectively. Crusaders maintains seventh place in League with 9-8 record. Loser Newcastle Hunters keep the tenth position with 16 games lost. Crusaders will face higher ranked Spiders (#3) in Hornsby in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Newcastle Hunters will play on the road against Norths Soul Sports Bears (#4) in Crows Nest and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Cent.Coast C.: T.McGann 15+15reb+2ast, W.Bates 13+9reb+1ast, M.Bateup 11+7reb+1ast, T.Akamarmoi 8+5reb, O.Robilliard 7+5reb+4ast, J. Cracknell 7+3reb+3ast
Newcastle H.: D.Suttle 18+10reb+2ast, M.Wilson 14+2reb+3ast, J.Foy 14+1reb, T.Fraisse 6+5reb+1ast, J.Rauch 5+3reb+3ast, J.Rauch 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 539522


Maitland M. - Sutherland S. 99-81

There was no surprise when 11th ranked Sutherland Sharks (3-16) were defeated on the road by sixth ranked Maitland Mustangs (11-8) 99-81 on Saturday. Maitland Mustangs looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Sutherland Sharks' players. The best player for the winners was American forward Tyler Monroe (201, college: Azusa Pacific) who had a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 15 rebounds and 4 assists (on 14-of-17 shooting from the field). Guard Joshua Clifford (196-88) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds. Four Maitland Mustangs players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American Isaac Turner (191-92, college: St.Vincent) who recorded 30 points and 5 rebounds and swingman Jake Wilson (193-88) added 15 points respectively. Maitland Mustangs moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Sutherland Sharks keep the eleventh position with 16 games lost. Maitland Mustangs will face Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (#6) in Narrabeen in the next round. Sutherland Sharks will play on the road against the league's leader Sydney City Comets (#1) in Alexandria and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Maitland M.: T.Monroe 33+15reb+4ast, D.Millburn 17+2reb+1ast, J.Clifford 16+5reb+1ast, T.Turner 12+4reb+3ast, V.Foketi 6+3reb+3ast, T.Cantor 3+2reb+1ast
Sutherland S.: I.Turner 30+5reb+3ast, J.Wilson 15+2reb, D.Marjanovic 12+2reb, J.Biber 8+6reb, B.Musulin 6+3reb+1ast, J.Wallis 5+5reb+3ast
gschID: 539523


Hornsby S. - Illawarra H. 90-61

No shocking result in a game in Hornsby where third ranked Spiders (12-7) smashed 9th ranked Hawks (5-14) 90-61 on Saturday. They outrebounded Hawks 58-38 including a 40-26 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Joshua Chapman who had a double-double by scoring 22 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Scottish guard Patrick Emery (185, college: Coker) chipped in 13 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Five Spiders players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Alexander Beagley who recorded 14 points and 6 rebounds and Bailey OBrien added 11 points and 5 assists respectively. Spiders maintains third place in League with 12-7 record having just four point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Hawks keep the ninth position with 14 games lost. Spiders will face Crusaders (#7) in Terrigal in the next round. Hawks will play at home against Hills Hornets and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hornsby S.: J.Chapman 22+12reb+4ast, N.Cleur 17+4reb+1ast, P.Emery 13+5reb+7ast, K.Grewal 11+4reb+2ast, J.De Botton 10+8reb, H.Forde 6+7reb+2ast
Illawarra H.: A.Beagley 14+6reb+2ast, B.O'Brien 11+4reb+5ast, K.Corbyn 11+7reb, L.Dent 8+2reb+2ast, S.Hunter 6+9reb+2ast, S.Quinn 4+6reb
gschID: 539520





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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BC Hallmann Vienna signs Zeljko Lukajic as new Head Coach - by Stefan Prager

BC Hallmann Vienna has signed Zeljko Lukajic (agency: BeoBasket ) as the clubs new head coach. Last seasons coach Johnny Griffin left the club to coach for BC Mess in Luxembourg. Lukajic last coached BC Igokea Aleksandrovac in Bosnia during the 15/16 season. The 56 year old from Serbia is mostly known for his very successfull stint with Hemofarm Vrsac where he won the Adriatic League in 2005. Lukajic list of achievements is quite long. He has won championships in Bulgaria in Bosnia. He also added cup titles in both countries.Lukajic is also a four time league finalist in Serbia.


Derek Jackson (ex Oberwart) is a newcomer at Helsinki Seagulls - by Eurobasket News

Helsinki Seagulls (Korisliiga) added to their roster 26-year old American point guard Derek Jackson (185-77kg-91, college: Kent State, agency: Mansfield and Associates). He has played for the last two seasons at Redwell Gunners Oberwart in Austrian A Bundesliga. In 41 games he recorded 14.6ppg, 3.8rpg, 5.0apg and 2.6spg last season. Jackson helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Supercup final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Austrian ABL Defensive Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team. Jackson also played 10 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 12.4ppg, 2.1rpg, 4.7apg (top 5) and 2.6spg (leader !!!).
Jackson won Austrian Bundesliga A championship title in 2016.
He graduated from Kent State in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

Helsinki Seagulls roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Antti Niskanen
Derek Jackson
Sakari Laakso
Jyri Eboreime

Forwards:
Tuukka Kotti
Jesper Granlund

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @darko1512)

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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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Hapoel Beer Sheva inks Andell Cumberbatch, ex Oberwart - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Beer Sheva (National League) signed 24-year old American guard Andell Cumberbatch (196-88kg-93, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe). He played last season at Redwell Gunners Oberwart in Austrian A Bundesliga. In 41 games he had very impressive stats: 15.3ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.4apg and 1.8spg (in top 3). Cumberbatch helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Supercup final. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Austrian League 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game. Cumberbatch also played 10 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded also remarkable stats: 15.4ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.8apg and 2.2spg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Cumberbatch spent at Etha in Cypriot Division A. In 17 games he was fifth best scorer with high stats: 16.4ppg and averaged 7.1rpg, 1.9apg and 1.8spg (in top 4). He contributed to his team making it to the Cypriot Cup Semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Honorable Mention. The other team Cumberbatch played that season for was MMCITE Brno in Czech Republic NBL. In 10 games he got high stats: 16.0ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg.
Cumberbatch graduated from St.Bonaventure University in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.
He could be described: Very capable 3 point shooter that can attack the rim and finish above the rim. Good rebounder due to strength and wing span. Excellent perimeter defender. Able to guard multiple positions on the floor 1-4. Capable of playing the point guard spot. Good passing ability and willing passer. More comfortable of a scorer at the wing. Shot fakes and jab steps to drive the ball. Looking to make plays for others when driving. Wants to face-up in the post. Regularly drew the defensive assignment on the opponent's best scorer.

Hapoel Beer Sheva roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Anthony Fisher
Adi Cohen
Andell Cumberbatch
Amit Gershon

Forwards:
Storm Warren
Or Solomon
Ohad Cohen

Center:
Ben Eisenhardt

Coach: Yaniv Burger

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Azerbaijani U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Azerbaijani U16 National Team 2017
#s#
Ali Safarli
Safarli
Rustam Murvatov
Murvatov
Mahammad Safikhanli
Safikhanli
Ulvi Azimov
Azimov
Fikrat Alakbarov
Alakbarov
#e#5
4Ali Safarli 181-SG-02
5Rustam Murvatov 174-SG-03
6Mahammad Safikhanli 182-SF-02
7Ulvi Azimov 171-PG-02
8Fikrat Alakbarov 170-PG-03
9Adil Chaybasarskiy 170-SG-02
10Ravan Aliyev 176-SG-01
11Jabrayil Akbarov 190-SF-02
12Papuna Kirtadze 180-PG-01
13Tsotne Nodia 197-C-01
14Ramiz Guliyev 183-SF-02
18Jeyhun Hasanli 181-SF-01

Elshan Yusubov Head Coach Gala-Atena Azerbaijan



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P.Zvaigzdes keep Balashov for another season - by Eurobasket News

Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys (LKL) re-signed 26-year old Russian international forward Nikita Balashov (207-90kg-91, agency: Alti Sport). He played there last season. In 28 LKL games he averaged 7.3ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.0bpg. Balashov also played 14 games in Baltic League where he had 10.7ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.2apg and 1.4bpg. He helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season Balashov played at Lokomotiv in Russian league. But in three Euroleague games he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound and 2 assists. His team made it to the Euroleague Final Four. Balashov also played 14 games in VTB United League where he recorded just 2.6ppg and 1.4rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Among other achievements Balashov received Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
He has been also a member of Russian international program for some years. Balashov has regularly played for Russian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
He also represented Russia at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
Balashov has played previously for six other Russian teams: Dynamo Moscow, Krasnie Krilya, Khimki, Dynamo Moscow 2nd team, BC Khimky Moscow Region 2nd team and Lokomotiv Kuban 2nd team.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Siauliai lands Evaldas Saulys - by Eurobasket News

BC Siauliai (LKL) landed 24-year old guard Evaldas Saulys (190-81kg-93). He played most recently at Suduva-Mantinga in the NKL. In 48 games he averaged 14.6ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.9apg and 2.2spg (in top 5) last season. Saulys helped them to win the NKL title (twice) (also twice). It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian NKL 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season Saulys played at Mazeikiai (also in NKL) where in 42 games he had 12.0ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.9apg and 1.4spg.
Saulys is a member of Lithuanian University National Team.
He has played previously for Silute.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Siauliai lands Arminas Urbutis - by Eurobasket News

BC Siauliai (LKL) landed 31-year old power forward Arminas Urbutis (206-100kg-86, college: Hofstra, agency: Octagon Europe). He played most recently at Juventus in the LKL, but left. In 7 games he averaged 13.1ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.0apg last season. Urbutis also played 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 10.0ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg. His team made it to the League Semifinals in 2013 and 2016.
Urbutis received CAA All-Academic 2nd Team award back in 2009 at his college time.
Urbutis was a member of Lithuanian U20 National Team in 2006.
He is a very experienced player. Urbutis has played also professionally in France (ADA Blois), Italy (MIA-RO Cantu, VL Pesaro and Grissin Bon RE) and Ukraine (Mykolaiv).
He attended Hofstra University until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kregg Jones (ex Sabios) signs at Parque Sur - by Eurobasket News

Parque Sur de Concepcion del Uruguay (TNA) landed 26-year old Barbados forward Kregg Jones (203-107kg-91, college: CSU Bakersfield). He played in the summer at Sabios in Colombian PBD league. In 23 games he averaged 9.4ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.0apg and 1.4bpg. Jones also played that season for Lakers (BABA) in Barbados league.
Among other achievements his team made it to the WAC Tournament Semifinals in 2015. Jones received also Latinbasket.com All-Barbados League 1st Team award in 2016.
He represented Barbados at the CBC Championships in Tortola (Virgin Islands) three years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 2.2ppg, 2.6rpg.
Jones has played also professionally in Barbados (Tridents).
He attended Cal State - Bakersfield until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @610Sportsusa)

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Mike Tobey joins CB Canarias - by Eurobasket News

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

Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Davin White

Forwards:
Tim Abromaitis
Rosco Allen

Center:
Mike Tobey

Coach: Nenad Markovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

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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



Mons-Hainaut lands Juvonte Reddic, ex Kolossos HH - by Eurobasket News

Belfius Mons-Hainaut (Euromillions League) tabbed 25-year old American forward Juvonte Reddic (206-113kg-92, college: VCU). He played most recently at Kolossos H Hotels in Greek A1 league. In 29 games he averaged 11.6ppg and 5.8rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Reddic played at another team Canton Charge in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 47 games he had 8.7ppg and 5.2rpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in D-League Central Division. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
Two years ago (a year after he left the college) Reddic was drafted by Canton Charge (D-League) in third round (53rd overall).
The former Virginia Commonwealth University staris in his fourth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Atlantic 10 Tournament for two years in a row (2013 and 2014). Reddic received also NABC Division I All-District 4 2nd Team award back in 2014 at his college time.
Reddic has played also professionally in Italy (VL Pesaro and Virtus Bologna).
He is described as: Long, athletic forward who can run the floor with the speed of the guards.

Belfius Mons-Hainaut roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Garlon Green
Chris Jones

Forwards:
Justin Cage
Juvonte Reddic
Matt Tiby

Center:
Xavier-Robert Francois

Coach: Daniel Goethals

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gael Hulsen (ex Schwelm) is a newcomer at Neufchateau - by Eurobasket News

Top Division I newcomer SFS BCCA Neufchateau strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old Belgian swingman Gael Hulsen (193-90). He played most recently at EN Baskets Schwelm in German Regionalliga. In 14 games he recorded 8.0ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.7apg last season. Hulsen helped them to win the group title (twice).
The previous (15-16) season he played at Hannover Korbjaeger (also in Regionalliga) where in 5 games he averaged 9.8ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.6apg.
Hulsen represented Belgium at the European Championships U20 in Rhodos (Greece) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 3.2ppg, 1.0rpg.
Hulsen has played also professionally in United Kingdom (Basketball) and Belgium (Spirou Charleroi, VOO Verviers Pepinster and RBC Verviers-Pepinster B) and Germany (Iserlohn, Schalke and BSV Wulfen).
The scouts decsribe him following way: He is willing to throw himself into anything that is asked of him. Gael is a unique guard that posses' size, speed, and power. He is capable of scoring in many ways; inside, outside he is just a natural scorer and can defend multiple positions. As a swingman he causes a lot of problems for defences and displays a deft touch from the perimeter admired by many a BBL team. (Coach Tony Walsh, BBL Mersey Tigers)
His game is sometimes too collective which brings him stats below his qualities and his defense, his strong point, sometimes brings too many faults
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By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BOLIVIA  


Calero lands Louis Munks, ex Nift Al-Janoub - by Francisco Vega

Calero de Potosi (Libobasquet) tabbed 27-year old American guard Louis Munks (190-91kg-90, college: Prairie View A&M). He played most recently at Nift Al-Janoub in Iraqi Superleague. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Iraqi League 3rd Team. Munks also played that season for CEB Puerto Montt in Chilean Liga Nacional where in 37 games he averaged impressive 20.3ppg, 7.1rpg, 2.8apg and 1.7spg (in top 4) last season. It was a great year in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Chilean Liga Nacional Honorable Mention.
Munks' team made it to the Slovakian Cup Final Four in 2015.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Munks experienced life in four different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Munks has played previously professionally in Canada (Orangeville A's), Slovakia (SKP Banska Bystrica), Chile (Puente Alto) and Bolivia (Vikingos).
He attended Prairie View A&M University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

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Univ. San Simon lands Tyrone Lee, ex CD Castro - by Francisco Vega

Defending champion Club Universidad San Simon (Libobasquet) tabbed 27-year old American forward Tyrone Lee (204-98kg-90, college: Grand Valley State). He played most recently at CD Castro in Chilean Liga Nacional. In 39 games he averaged impressive 18.3ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.7apg, 1.1spg and 1.2bpg last season.
Among other achievements Lee played in the final of Australian SEABL in 2016. He received also GLIAC All-Defensive Team award back in 2012 and 2013 at his college time.
Lee is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in four different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Australian and of course North American leagues. Lee has played previously professionally in Latvia (Jurmala), United Kingdom (Bristol Acadamy Flyers), Australia (Mount Gambier Pioneers and NW Tasmania Thunder) and ABA (Motor City Firebirds).
He attended Grand Valley State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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Diego Kapelan dominates William Jones Cup! Team Canada wins title and Diego wins MVP! - by Chris Mathieu


Diego Kapelan (190-G-87, college: McNeese St.dominates William Jones Cup! Team Canada wins title and Diego wins MVP!

Canada played and excellent tournament in the Williams Jones Cup beating an excellent Lithuanian team and going 8-1 in the competition. Diego Kapelan showed the world his immense skill, dedication and leadership by being the best player on the best team night in and night out. Diego came into the competition in excellent shape and focused on the task at hand competing every single game.

The teams only loss came in a close match against Republic of China's Blue Team 86-89. Diego scored double digit points in every game he played during the tournament. His best game came in a win against Iran when he scored 29pts 3rbs 8ass 4stls and 1blk! He played in all 9 games for Canada and averaged 27mpg 18pts 4.4rbpg 2.2aspg 1.1stls while shooting 58.4% from two, a blistering 53.3% from three and 69.2% from the FT line.

Diego is coming into his prime as a professional and is ready for a big season coming up. he has yet to sign with a team for the upcoming season and would be a great addition to any team both on and off the court!



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  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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Osasco Basquete signs Bruno Felipe Viana - by Paulo Freire

Osasco Basquete (Paulista) signed 24-year old point guard Bruno Felipe Viana (191-93). He played most recently at Campo Mourao (NBB). Paulista will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (2016) summer Viana played at Campo Mourao (Liga Ouro) where in 17 games he had 3.2ppg and 1.4rpg in 2016 season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final.
Viana has played previously for two other teams: Paulistano and Brasilia.

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Huertas comes back to Baskonia - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 34-year old Brazilian international point guard Marcelinho Huertas (191-82kg-83). It is actually his comeback to Vitoria as he has played here before. Huertas has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport. Huertas He moved there from Unicaja (Liga Endesa) where he played this season. The last season Huertas played at the Lakers in NBA. In 23 games he recorded just 2.7ppg, 1.0rpg and 2.3apg.
Among other achievements Huertas played in the final of Spanish Liga Endesa in 2015. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Honorable Mention award in 2014 and 2015.
Huertas represented Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 10.4ppg, 3.0rpg, Assists-3 (6.6apg), FGP: 43.8%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 88.2%.
Thanks to Huertas' pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Huertas has played previously professionally in Italy (Benetton Treviso and Fortituto Kontatto Bologna), Spain (Joventut, FC Barcelona and RETAbet Bilbao Basket) and Brazil (Pinheiros and Paulistano).
The scouts decsribe him following way: One of the most scouted young Brazilians, thanks to his quick play and his great court vision; a very promising point guard, with the explosiveness and the fast decision making of a young Steve Nash; also a great offensive player, he needs only to improve his quarterbacking skills when the pace is slower, and to improve in defense;
Positives: Underrated point guard who knows how to read a game, how to make teammates play. Game is very reminiscent if Steve Nash. He is a true PG, and will not need to be adapted, like Leandro Barbosa, who was a SG in Brazil. Huertas is a great outside shooter with three point range. Very good dribbling skills, he can really handle the ball. Great passer with good court vision.
Negatives: Doesn't have a good defensive game. Not a good defender even in the Brazilian league. Needs to learn how to stay in front of his man, he gets beat off the dribble very easily. Won't be able to guard the quicker more talented point guards of the NBA. A decent but not great athlete. Needs to gain experience as a point guard and make better decisions
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Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Marcelinho Huertas

Forwards:
Adam Hanga
Tornike Shengelia
Janis Timma

Center:
Vincent Poirier

Coach: Pablo Prigioni

By Eurobasket Data Center

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CR Vasco Da Gama tabs Fulvio de Assis - by Paulo Freire

CR Vasco Da Gama Rio de Janeiro (NBB) inked experienced 36-year old Brazilian international point guard Fulvio de Assis (188-81) from Uniceub/BRB/Brasilia. He has played there for the last three years. In 30 NBB games he averaged 11.0ppg, 3.9rpg, 7.4apg (leader !!!) and 1.3spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian League 2nd Team, All-Star Game and All-Domestic Players Team.
Among other achievements de Assis' team made it to the National League Semifinals in 2004, 2005, 2013 and 2016. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Paulista League Player of the Year award and Latinbasket.com All-Paulista League Domestic Player of the Year award back in 2012.
He has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport.
de Assis 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: 9.4ppg, 1.6rpg, Assists-2 (6.4apg), 1.0spg, FGP: 62.5%, 3PT: 38.5%, FT: 85.7%.
de Assis 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 (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). de Assis has played previously professionally in Spain (CB Granada), Brazil (Vivo/Franca, COC Ribeirao, Assis Basket and Sao Jose/Vinac), Poland (TKM Wloclawek), Venezuela (Trotamundos) and Italy (Roseto).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at CR Vasco Da Gama Rio de Janeiro.
de Assis' game is described as: A quick point guard who drives hard and looks to score; very good passer, great court vision;.

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

Guards:
Fulvio de_Assis
Welington Dos_Santos
David Jackson
Andre Stefanelli
Guilherme Pereira
Adriano Figueiredo

Forwards:
Guilherme Giovannoni
Renato Carbonari

Center:
Rafael De_Araujo

Coach: Dede Barbosa

By Eurobasket Data Center

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CR Vasco Da Gama inks Dede Stefanelli - by Paulo Freire

CR Vasco Da Gama Rio de Janeiro (NBB) signed 33-year old ex-international shooting guard Andre Stefanelli (196-84) from Franca. In 27 NBB games he had 9.2ppg and 4.5rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Stefanelli played at Rio Claro Basquete (Paulista) where in 31 games he recorded 14.1ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Paulista League Group A Regular Season in 2015. Stefanelli was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Paulista League Player of the Year and Latinbasket.com All-Paulista League Domestic Player of the Year in 2015.
He was also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. Stefanelli played for Brazilian Senior National Team between 2008 and 2012 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2004.
He also represented Brazil at the South American Championships in Chaco (Argentina) five years ago. Stefanelli's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 5 games: 6.4ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 20.8%, FT: 55.6%.
Stefanelli has spent his entire career in Brazil playing for four other teams: Paulistano, Araraquara, Uniara/Araraquara and Sao Jose/Vinac.
Stefanelli could be described: Andre, is a good player but needs a lot of work to become better and more competitive, his style reminds a lot of the star, Giricek, he can become even better, he has a lot of talent. Dede is a very good ball-hander, good passer, good offensive player, but he has to improve his defense.

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

Guards:
Welington Dos_Santos
David Jackson
Andre Stefanelli
Guilherme Pereira
Adriano Figueiredo

Forwards:
Guilherme Giovannoni
Renato Carbonari

Center:
Rafael De_Araujo

Coach: Dede Barbosa

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CANADA  


Betaland Cdo lands Justin Edwards - by Eurobasket News

Betaland Capo d'Orlando (Serie A) tabbed 25-year old Canadian guard Justin Edwards (190-91kg-92, college: Kansas State). He played most recently at Alba in Hungarian A Division. In 35 games he averaged 14.3ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.1apg and 1.3spg last season. Edwards helped them to win the league title and the cup. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected 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 had very impressive 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 in pro basketball.

Betaland Capo d'Orlando roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gary Talton
Justin Edwards
Mario Ihring

Forwards:
Jakub Wojciechowski
Arnoldas Kulboka

Center:
Andrea Donda

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Marvin Phillips (ex London L.) is a newcomer at Defensor - by Eurobasket News

Defensor Sporting Club Montevideo (LUB) added to their roster experienced 34-year old American power forward Marvin Phillips (201-113kg-83, college: Claflin). He played last season at London Lightning in Canadian NBL. In 43 NBL Canada games he recorded 10.3ppg and 4.7rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Phillips played at Caen Basket Calvados in French NM1 where in 37 games he averaged 14.8ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.4apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
In 2008 (four years after he left the college) Phillips was drafted by Iowa Energy (D-League) in fifth round (79th overall).
The former Claflin University (NCAA Div.II) standoutis in his 14th (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Center of the Year in 2015.
Phillips is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America) in seven different countries. Phillips has played previously professionally in Colombia (Piratas), Mexico (Fuerza Regia), PBL (Lawton Ft.SC), France (Charleville Mezieres and SPO Rouen), CBA (Albany P.), WBA (Anderson H.) and NBA G League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Erie Bay Hawks).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A forward with fantastic leaping ability, who can be the most exciting player in any team he goes. Sometimes, it seems he can jump right out of the gym....

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @fhsports10)

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Hitachi Sunrockers keep Sacre for another season - by Eurobasket News

Hitachi SunRockers Tokyo-Shibuya (B League) re-signed 28-year old Canadian center Robert Sacre (213-118kg-89, college: Gonzaga). He was a team leader there last season. In 34 B League games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.8ppg, 8.8rpg and 1.4apg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese B League Honorable Mention.
In 2012 Sacre was drafted by Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) in second round (60th overall). The former Gonzaga University staris in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Sacre played in the final of WCC Tournament in 2008, 2010 and 2012. He received also All-WCC Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2012 at his college time.
Sacre was also a member of Canadian international program for some years. He played for Canadian Senior National Team between 2009 and 2015 and previously for U18 National Team in 2006.
Sacre represented Canada at the FIBA Americas in Mexico two years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 4.1ppg, 2.1rpg.
Sacre has played previously professionally in NBA (New Orleans Pelicans and LA Lakers) and NBA G League (Los Angeles D-Fenders).
His game is described as: Known for his shot-blocking at Gonzaga, this seven footer is a very good defender and has team mentality. Plus, he brings scoring, energy and the right "chemistry" to his team. He often plays small, not using his size and strength advantages to bully opponents … Lacks length. Arms appear to be very short for his height ... Not a great leaper; doesn't explode off the floor.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @Edge_Sports)

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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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Electrico FC lands Antonio DePina - by Greg

Electrico FC (LPB) landed 22-year old American (has also Cape Verdean passport) guard Antonio DePina (193-95kg-95). He just graduated from Lincoln University of Pennsylvania (NCAA2). In 13 games he averaged 3.3ppg and 1.2rpg last season.
As mentioned above DePina is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

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Univ. San Simon lands Tyrone Lee, ex CD Castro - by Francisco Vega

Defending champion Club Universidad San Simon (Libobasquet) tabbed 27-year old American forward Tyrone Lee (204-98kg-90, college: Grand Valley State). He played most recently at CD Castro in Chilean Liga Nacional. In 39 games he averaged impressive 18.3ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.7apg, 1.1spg and 1.2bpg last season.
Among other achievements Lee played in the final of Australian SEABL in 2016. He received also GLIAC All-Defensive Team award back in 2012 and 2013 at his college time.
Lee is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in four different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Australian and of course North American leagues. Lee has played previously professionally in Latvia (Jurmala), United Kingdom (Bristol Acadamy Flyers), Australia (Mount Gambier Pioneers and NW Tasmania Thunder) and ABA (Motor City Firebirds).
He attended Grand Valley State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

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Chilean Libcentro Pro round 13 best performance: Boris Guerra - by Eurobasket News

Boris Guerra (87) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Arturo Prat, receiving a Latinbasket.com Libcentro Pro Player of the Week award for round 13.
The 30-year old player had a double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds, while his team beat Sergio Ceppi (#8, 1-12) 66-58. Arturo Prat maintains the 4th position in Chilean Libcentro Pro. Arturo Prat is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 7-6 record. Guerra has many years of experience at Arturo Prat, through which he has constantly improved. Boris Guerra has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (5th best: 15.5ppg).

The second best player in last round's games was young Sebastian Fuentes (95) of Brisas. Fuentes had a very good evening with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course he led Brisas to another comfortable win 61-46 over Stadio Italiano (5-8) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Brisas to move up to 5th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 5-8 record. Fuentes is one of the most experienced players at Brisas and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was Elias Donoso (86) of Sergio Ceppi (#8). Donoso scored 12 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). Despite Donoso's great performance Sergio Ceppi lost 58-66 to the higher-ranked Arturo Prat (#4, 7-6). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Sergio Ceppi can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 1-12 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Donoso he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Donoso has individually a great season in Chile. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 14.5ppg (6th best) and rebounds with 9.3rpg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Marcelo Perez (193-G-99) of Liceo Curico - 25 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Joaquin Ulloa (92) of Stadio Italiano - 22 points and 2 rebounds
6. Sebastian Munoz (90) of Liceo Curico - 11 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Sebastian Silva (187-G-91) of Puente Alto - 12 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Sergio Chialva (C) of Liceo Curico - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Felipe Ortega (89) of Arturo Prat - 15 points and 2 rebounds
10. Mohunir Zerene (187-F-94) of Liceo Curico - 14 points and 6 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)



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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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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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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Gibson's 56-point game gives him NBL Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

30-year old point guard Jonathan Gibson (188-PG-87) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Anhui and receives a Asia-basket.com NBL Player of the Week award for round 13.
He had the game-high 56 points adding eight rebounds and six assists for Anhui as his team lost the game against Henan (#1, 11-2) 135-141. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Anhui moved-up to the 4th position in Chinese NBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Anhui will need to avoid more loses keep or improve their 8-5 record. In the team's last game Gibson had a remarkable 72.7% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Anhui, through which he has constantly improved. New Mexico State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Gibson is in league's top in points (3rd best: 42.3ppg), assists (4th best: 5.8apg) and averages solid 2.3spg and 65.4% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Chris Otule (211-C-90) of top-ranked Henan. He is American-Nigerian center in his first season at Henan. In the last game Otule recorded impressive double-double of 30 points and 24 rebounds. It was enough for Henan to edge the lower-ranked Anhui (#4, 8-5) by 6 points 141-135. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Henan consolidated its place in the very top position of the standings. His team lost just two games this season, while they won 11 matches. Otule is one of the most experienced players at Henan and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to another Henan's star - guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-PG-86). Akognon got into 30-points club by scoring 45 points in the last round. He went also for six rebounds and five assists. He was another key player of Henan, helping his team with a 141-135 win against #4 ranked Anhui. Henan confirms their top position in the standings. Akognon has a great season in China. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 38.9ppg (4th best) and assists with 4.5apg (9th best). He also has 2.2spg and FGP: 58.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Sim Bhullar (226-C-92) of Guangxi - 27 points and 11 rebounds
5. Ater Majok (208-C-87) of Luoyang - 25 points, 16 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Mark Lyons (185-PG-89) of Guizhou - 50 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Chris Johnson (210-PF-85) of Anhui - 46 points and 17 rebounds
8. Charles Gaines (201-F-81) of Shaanxi W. - 34 points and 15 rebounds
9. Michael Holyfield (211-C-92) of Beijing - 21 points and 24 rebounds
10. Shannon Shorter (193-G-89) of Hebei X. - 14 points, 18 rebounds and 13 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
gschID: 547297


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
gschID: 547296





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)



Karl Moore claims Colombian Liga DirecTV weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Karl Moore (203-PF-87) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Aguilas and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 28.
The 30-year old power forward had a double-double of 35 points and eleven rebounds, while his team beat Sabios (#8, 9-19) 76-67. Aguilas is placed at 7th position in Colombian Liga DirecTV. The season is in a full swing, so it's only a dream for the team to make it into top half of the standings. For contrary they may face relegation if the situation turns from bad to worse. Aguilas have already lost 21 games and recorded just seven victories. In the team's last game Moore had a remarkable 77.8% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Aguilas, through which he has constantly improved. Culver Stockton College graduate has very impressive 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 solid 56.6% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was -year old Sian Morgan of Condores. Morgan impressed basketball fans with 29 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. It was enough for Condores to edge slightly lower-ranked Piratas (#6, 9-19) by 4 points 111-107. Condores' 4th position in the standings has not changed. His team's 14-14 record is not bad at all. Morgan is one of the most experienced players at Condores and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was American Brandon Givens (198-G-87) of Piratas (#6). Givens got into 30-points club by scoring 39 points in the last round. He went also for six rebounds and five assists. Despite Givens' great performance Piratas lost 107-111 to slightly higher-ranked Condores (#4, 14-14). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Piratas not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 19 games, recording just nine victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Givens could try to bring Piratas' a little bit higher in the standings. Givens has individually a great season in Colombia. After 19 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 25.7ppg (2nd best). Givens attended one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jairo Mendoza (203-F/C-85) of Piratas - 25 points and 10 rebounds
5. Beyckar Aguaslimpias (204-F/C-88) of Academia - 16 points and 8 rebounds
6. Miguel Bermudez) of Caciques - 21 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Victor Lans) of Piratas - 25 points and 10 rebounds
8. Luis Almanza (196-F-91) of Condores - 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Lamar Roberson (203-F-86) of Condores - 27 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Ricardo Rivera (190-G-91) of Sabios - 26 points, 3 rebounds and 8 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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LBS Round 17: Escazu edges Grecia by three points - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 17 in the LBS took place in Grecia. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 4th placed Grecia (6-6) to third ranked Escazu (10-3) 88-85 in the game for the third place. Escazu have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 10-3 record having seven points less than leader ARBA. Grecia at the other side keeps the fourth position with six games lost. Escazu are looking forward to face league's second-placed Barva at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Grecia will play against Abogados and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Undefeated leader ARBA delivered the fifteenth consecutive victory. This time they crushed 6th ranked Liberia (4-10) 108-60. International forward Amaurys Ripool (196-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds (on 13-of-15 shooting from the field). Isaac Conejo contributed with 11 points, 12 rebounds and 14 assists for the winners. ARBA's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. International Daniel Shedden (190-96) answered with 15 points and 9 rebounds for Liberia. Undefeated ARBA (15-0) have an impressive series of fifteen victories in a row. They maintain first place with a perfect record of 15 victories in a row. Liberia at the other side dropped to the seventh position with ten games lost. ARBA will play against Perez Zeledon (#6) in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Liberia will play against the league's second-placed Barva and hopes to get back on the winning track.

In the last game of round 17 bottom-ranked Abogados was crushed by Barva in a road game 81-38.
The best stats of 17th round was 21 points by Issac Mack of Barva.

Barva - Abogados 81-38

There was no surprise when 9th ranked Abogados (3-11) were crushed on the road by second ranked Barva (11-2) 81-38. Barva dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Abogados' 24. Barva forced 29 Abogados turnovers. They brought some defensive toughness making 11 blocks. American guard Issac Mack (184-92, college: New Orleans) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points. The former international forward David Shedden (197-95) contributed with 10 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Javier Bustamante (187-79) answered with 7 points and 10 rebounds and Jose Chacon added 7 points in the effort for Abogados. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion maintains second place with 11-2 record having six points less than leader ARBA. Abogados at the other side stay at the bottom position with 11 games lost. Barva will play against Escazu (#3) in San Jose in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Abogados will play on the road against Grecia (#4) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Abogados: J.Chacon 7+3reb+3ast, J.Bustamante 7+10reb+2ast, B.Sandi 4+2reb, J.Flohr 4+1ast, J.Esquivel 4, M.Bonilla 4+3reb
Barva: I.Mack 21+1ast, M.Chacon 12+2reb+1ast, D.Shedden 10+7reb, C.Quesada 10+6reb, A.Alvarado 7+6reb+2ast, P.Fonseca 5+6reb+3ast
gschID: 545939


Liberia - ARBA 60-108

Undefeated leader ARBA delivered the fifteenth consecutive victory. This time they crushed 6th ranked Liberia (4-10) 108-60. ARBA held Liberia to an opponent 22.7 percent shooting from the field compared to 50.0 percent accuracy of the winners. ARBA forced 21 Liberia turnovers and outrebounded them 74-29 including a 18-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Liberia's players. International forward Amaurys Ripool (196-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds (on 13-of-15 shooting from the field). The former international guard Isaac Conejo (182-94) contributed with a triple-double by scoring 11 points, 12 rebounds and 14 assists for the winners. ARBA's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. International Daniel Shedden (190-96) answered with 15 points and 9 rebounds and David Rodriguez added 12 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Liberia. Five ARBA and four Liberia players scored in double figures. ARBA (15-0) have an impressive series of fifteen victories in a row. They maintain first place with a perfect record of 15 victories in a row. Liberia at the other side dropped to the seventh position with ten games lost. ARBA will play against Perez Zeledon (#6) in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Liberia will play against the league's second-placed Barva and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Liberia: D.Shedden 15+9reb, C.Bradford 14+4reb+2ast, D.Rodriguez 12+8reb+2ast, F.Lixmark 11+2reb+1ast, C.Santamaria 6+2reb+4ast, J.Zuniga 1+1reb
ARBA: A.Ripool 33+8reb+2ast, D.Wiggins 16+5reb+1ast, T.Armstrong 13+10reb, I.Conejo 11+12reb+14ast, D.Lynch 11+5reb+2ast, J.Dixon 7+9reb+1ast
gschID: 545936


Grecia - Escazu 85-88

The most exciting game of round 17 in the LBS took place in Grecia. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 4th placed Grecia (6-6) to third ranked Escazu (10-3) 88-85 in the game for the third place. Escazu have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 10-3 record having seven points less than leader ARBA. Grecia at the other side keeps the fourth position with six games lost. Escazu are looking forward to face league's second-placed Barva at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Grecia will play against Abogados and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
gschID: 545938





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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Zabok name Ivan Perincic new coach, promotes Dragutin Crnjevic to sports director - by Zeljko Zule

Ivan Perincic will be the next head coach of Zabok.
He will sign a one-year deal and will replace Dragutin Crnjevic who was head coach of Zabok for last 20 years.
Perincic arrives from Cedevita, where he spent last three seasons as a junior team coach. Perincic, a former player of Zabok from 2010 through 2012, also has served as an assistant coach of the Croatian U20 national team at the 2016 European Championship Division B in Greece.
Dragutin Crnjevic will become sports director of Zabok.



Zabok lands Franko Kalpic and Zvonimir Cutuk - by Zeljko Zule

A few days after bringing aboard a new coach Ivan Perincic, Zabok has added to its roster first players by signing Franko Kalpic (197-G-97) and Zvonimir Cutuk (205-C-94).
Kalpic arrives from Kvarner 2010, where he spent last two and a half seasons. In the latest one, Kalpic averaged 5.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 0.6 steals in 22 Croatian A1 League games. He grew up with GKK Sibenik before joining Kvarner 2010 in 2015. Kalpic was a member of the Croatian national team at the U16 and U1 8 European Championship in 2013 and 2015,
Cutuk arrives from Bosco Zagreb, for whom he averaged 8.7 points in 29 Croatian A2 League (Central Division) games last season. He has already played for the youth team of Cedevita and Cibona plus in A2 League for Mladost, Rudes, Dubrava and Vern.



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Blois sign Torey Thomas, ex AEK - by Philippe Burstert

ADA Blois Basket 41 (ProB) signed 32-year old American point guard Torey Thomas (178-85kg-85, college: Holy Cross). He played last season at Petrolina AEK Larnaca in Cypriot Division A. Thomas managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 27 Division A games he had 10.2ppg, 5.6rpg, 4.9apg and 1.7spg. He helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League 2nd Team. Thomas also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 13.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 4.2apg (top 2) and 3.0spg (in top 4). The other team Thomas played shortly was MZT Skopje in FYR Macedonian league. In three ABA League games he averaged 3.3ppg, 4.3rpg and 4.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Thomas was voted Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Defensive Player of the Year back in 2009.
He is quite experienced player. Thomas has played in eleven different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Greece (Aris), Italy (VL Pesaro), Poland (PGE Turow and Rosa), Russia (Spartak Primorie Vladivostok), Serbia (Partizan), Sweden, Turkey (Erdemir and Aliaga), Venezuela, France (Cholet Basket and Le Mans) and Dominican Republic (Metros de Santiago).
Thomas attended College of Holy Cross until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.
He could be described: Offense: A true 'pass-first' point guard. Unselfish player. Makes everyone else better. Outstanding handle. Can get in the lane and distribute. One of the quickest guards in the nation from foul line to foul line. Outstanding physical condition, Strong, well-built (NFL football-like). Will raise the bar for any team with his condition.
Defense: Absolute 'lockdown' defender, Tough, Very quick, one of the best on-the-ball defenders in the country. Slides feet well, Intense, very competitive. Has a nose for the ball, Rebounds extremely well for size, almost 5 per game. With his combination of strength, speed, toughness and endurance, can guard anyone man-to-man full-court
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ADA Blois Basket 41 roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Torey Thomas
Benjamin Monclar
Florian Thibedore
Charly Pontens
Ahmed Doumbia

Forwards:
Tyren Johnson
Assane Ndoye
Jonathan Fairell

Centers:
Drissa Ballo
Thomas Hieu-Courtois
Julyan Motti

Coach: Mickael Hay

By Eurobasket Data Center

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CEZ Nymburk signs Kendrick Ray - by Eurobasket News

CEZ Basketball Nymburk (NBL) signed 23-year old American guard Kendrick Ray (188-85kg-94, agency: Pensack Sports). He just graduated from Kennesaw State University (NCAA). Ray has played there for the last three years. In 31 games he had very impressive stats: 21.2ppg, 3.7rpg and 3.1apg last season. Ray helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to All-A-Sun 1st Team and NABC All-District 3 2nd Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Ray won HS Section 9 championship title in 2012.

CEZ Basketball Nymburk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Eugene Lawrence
Tomas Vyoral
Quincy Diggs
Kendrick Ray

Forwards:
Jaromir Bohacik
Hunter Mickelson

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jonathan Gilling signs at Coruna - by Eurobasket News

Leyma Basquet Coruna (LEB Gold) landed 26-year old Danish international forward Jonathan Gilling (203-99kg-91, college: Arizona State) from Breogan. In 39 LEB Gold games in Spain he averaged 8.4ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.2apg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Gilling spent at Horsholm 79ers in Danish Ligaen where in 19 games he had 12.5ppg, 5.4rpg and 2.1apg. He also played that season for Petrolina AEK Larnaca in Cypriot Division A. In two games he recorded 6.5ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.0apg. Gilling also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 7.5ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.8apg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Danish Basketliga Honorable Mention award back in 2011 at his college time.
Gilling has been also a member of Danish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Danish senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team in 2010.
Gilling represented Denmark at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 12.0ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 58.3%, 3PT: 38.5%, FT: 68.4%.
Gilling graduated from Arizona State in 2015 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

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 LR23.1 
 3. Woodbury, Titanes .20.7 
 4. Guzman, Soles SD20.5 
 5. Bailey, Reales LV19.5 
 6. Santana, Titanes .18.3 
 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
 Brian WILLIAMS
  Titanes .
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Williams, Titanes .10.1 
 2. Araujo, Leones SD9.9 
 3. Shannon, Indios S.8.9 
 4. Jones, Huracanes PP8.6 
 5. Santana, Titanes .8.3 
 6. Vargas, Metros S.7.8 
 7. Rhett, Leones SD7.7 
 8. Gilder, Caneros LR7.1 
 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. Suero, Indios SFM4.9 
 5. Soliman, Caner.4.8 
 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. Gilder, Caneros LR1.4 
 8. Suero, Indios SFM1.4 
 9. Santana, Titanes .1.3 
 10. Fortuna, Titanes .1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Aaron JONES
  Huracanes PP
  (206-F-93)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Jones, Huracanes PP1.5 
 2. Evangelista, Caner.1.4 
 3. Okosun, Reales LV1.3 
 4. Vargas, Metros S.1.1 
 5. Nunez, Metros S.1.1 
 6. Shannon, Indios S.1.1 
 7. Rhett, Leones SD0.9 
 8. Williams, Titanes .0.9 
 9. Santana, Titanes .0.8 
 10. Garcia, Indios SFM0.8 


Padova keeps Canelo for another season - by Eurobasket News

Virtus Padova (Serie B) re-signed 28-year old naturalized Dominican guard Jean Carlos Canelo (188-82kg-89, agency: Interperformances). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 28 Serie B games he recorded 14.5ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.4apg and 1.3spg last season.
Canelo's team won Italian A dilettanti Group B Regular Season in 2009.
He has played previously for six other teams: Lighthouse Conad Trapani, Latina Basket, Virtus Bologna, Padova Broetto, CUS Torino and Bologna.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A talented young player who uses well both hands and has great ball control and passing skills. He's working to add a reliable shot and needs of some more playing time.

Virtus Padova roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jean_Carlos Canelo
Andrea Piazza

Forwards:
Enrico Crosato
Marco Lazzaro

Center:
Claudio Nobile

Coach: Daniele Rubini

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Titanes Licey tabs Rashad Bell - by Eurobasket News

Titanes del Licey (LNB) inked experienced 35-year old American (has also Hungarian passport) forward Rashad Bell (203-82, college: Boston). He played most recently at Al Mina in Iraqi Superleague. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Iraqi League 2nd Team.
Among other achievements Bell's team made it to the Qatari Cup Final Four in 2016. He received also Asia-Basket.com All-Iraqi League Player of the Year award and Asia-Basket.com All-Iraqi League Import Player of the Year award back in 2014.
Bell is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to fourteen different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Bell has played previously professionally in Colombia (Guerreros), Finland, France, Italy, Korea, Philippines (Globalport), Sweden, Uruguay (Aguada), Venezuela (Guaiqueries), Hungary (Kormend and Szolnok), United Arab Emirates (Al Sharjah and Al Jazeera), Qatar (El Jaysh), Iraq (Duhok) and Dominican Republic (La Cancha and Reales de La Vega).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Titanes Licey.
Bell attended Boston until 2005 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

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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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National League Round 2: Portviejo loses their first game against Iccan - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in National League. Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Portviejo (1-1) in Guayaquil on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Iccan (2-0) 87-75. The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 51-34 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Iccan dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Portviejo's 34. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Iccan made 8 blocks. Colombian-Venezuelan swingman Cesar Silva (190-81) scored 21 points and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Colombian-Venezuelan forward Zapata Jackson (198-85) chipped in 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Adriano Barredas (-92) responded with 40 points (!!!). Iccan are looking forward to face Importadora (#5) in Ambato in the next round. Portviejo will play at home against Juvenil and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of Juvenil (1-1) against Leones (1-1) on Friday night. Visiting Juvenil was defeated by Leones in a tough game in Riobamba 87-92. Dominican forward Reggie Charles (201-81) notched 34 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and Javinger Vargas supported him with 30 points and 6 rebounds. Leones' coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even 30 points (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) by Venezuelan Nelson Palacios (192-92) did not help to save the game for Juvenil. Leones will play against Piratas (#6) in Ibarra in the next round. Juvenil will play on the road against Portviejo (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of Piratas (1-1) against Barcelona (1-1) on Friday night. Visiting Piratas were defeated by Barcelona in a tough game in Guayaquil 81-86. The best player for the winners was Marvin Cairo who scored 28 points. Willie Clayton produced 10 points and 8 rebounds for the guests. Piratas' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Barcelona will meet Triple E-Uda (#8) in the next round where they are favorite. Piratas will play against Leones (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Importadora (1-1) crushed at home Triple E-Uda (0-2) by 24 points 94-70, which is the biggest margin this round. Tavares Sledge orchestrated the victory by scoring 30 points and 8 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Importadora's next round opponent will be Iccan in Guayaquil and it will be for sure the game of the week. Triple E-Uda will play at home against Barcelona (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Iccan - Portviejo 87-75

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Portviejo (1-1) in Guayaquil on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Iccan (2-0) 87-75. The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 51-34 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Iccan dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Portviejo's 34. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Iccan made 8 blocks. Colombian-Venezuelan swingman Cesar Silva (190-81) scored 21 points and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Colombian-Venezuelan forward Zapata Jackson (198-85) chipped in 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Five Iccan players scored in double figures. Adriano Barredas (-92) responded with 40 points (!!!) and international guard Jonathan Arboleda (190-95) scored 13 points. Iccan are looking forward to face Importadora (#5) in Ambato in the next round. Portviejo will play at home against Juvenil and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Iccan: J.Centeno 22, C.Silva 21+3reb+5ast, Z.Jackson 14+5reb+4ast, C.Carcelen 13+3reb+1ast, J.Pablo Alvarez 10+3ast, E.Caicedo 5+2reb+1ast
Portviejo: A.Barredas 40+1ast, J.Arboleda 13+1reb, P.Edwin 8+1ast, R.Roldan 5+1reb+1ast, A.Ponce 3, D.Avila 3+1reb
gschID: 548207


Leones - Juvenil 92-87

Very important is a road loss of Juvenil (1-1) against Leones (1-1) on Friday night. Visiting Juvenil was defeated by Leones in a tough game in Riobamba 87-92. Leones outrebounded Juvenil 27-14 including 16 on the offensive glass. Dominican forward Reggie Charles (201-81) notched 34 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and Venezuelan center Javinger Vargas (202-90) supported him with 30 points and 6 rebounds. Leones' coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even 30 points (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) by Venezuelan Nelson Palacios (192-92) did not help to save the game for Juvenil. Venezuelan guard Jovanni Diaz (195-92) added 24 points for the guests. Leones will play against Piratas (#6) in Ibarra in the next round. Juvenil will play on the road against Portviejo (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Leones: R.Charles 34+7reb+2ast, J.Vargas 30+6reb+2ast, W.Daniel Guayaquil 9, J.Ante 5, F.Perez 4+2reb+3ast, M.Gavilanez 3
Juvenil: N.Palacios 30+3reb, J.Diaz 24+4reb+2ast, B.Thompson 16+1ast, J.Quinonez 11+3reb, A.Guerra 4+4reb+4ast, M.Martinez 2
gschID: 548208


Importadora - Triple E-Uda 94-70

Importadora (1-1) crushed at home Triple E-Uda (0-2) by 24 points 94-70, which is the biggest margin this round. Importadora dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Triple E-Uda's 34. They outrebounded Triple E-Uda 27-10. American forward Tavares Sledge (203-92, college: USC Aiken, agency: Interperformances) orchestrated the victory by scoring 30 points and 8 rebounds. Jaime Sanmiguel (-84) contributed with 13 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Importadora players scored in double figures. Venezuelan Yolvier Romero (-95) replied with 17 points and Rodrigo Gonzalez (-98) added 17 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) in the effort for Triple E-Uda. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Importadora's next round opponent will be Iccan in Guayaquil and it will be for sure the game of the week. Triple E-Uda will play at home against Barcelona (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Importadora: T.Sledge 30+8reb+1ast, J.Blocker 23+1reb+1ast, J.Romero 14+3reb+4ast, J.Sanmiguel 13+8reb+5ast, A.Allauca 6+1reb, P.Recalde 4+3reb+1ast
Triple E-Uda: R.Gonzalez 17+1reb, Y.Romero 17+3reb, J.Pierre 10+3reb+1ast, J.Andrade 8+1reb+1ast, C.Espinoza 6+2ast, H.Molina 5+1ast
gschID: 548205


Barcelona - Piratas 86-81

Very important is a road loss of Piratas (1-1) against Barcelona (1-1) on Friday night. Visiting Piratas were defeated by Barcelona in a tough game in Guayaquil 81-86. The best player for the winners was Cuban swingman Marvin Cairo (201-91, agency: Pro Sports) who scored 28 points. Puerto Rican point guard Omar Alvarado (180-83) chipped in 18 points. American forward Willie Clayton (203-92, college: Georgia St.) produced 10 points and 8 rebounds and guard Carlos Malatay (180-90) added 18 points respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Piratas' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Barcelona will meet Triple E-Uda (#8) in the next round where they are favorite. Piratas will play against Leones (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Barcelona: M.Cairo 28+4reb+1ast, O.Alvarado 18+1reb+3ast, M.Hurtado 13+2reb, F.Corozo 11, D.King 8+5reb+1ast, F.Vargas 7+3reb
Piratas: C.Malatay 18, Y.Fundora 14+2reb, A.Pitts 12+3reb+1ast, W.Clayton 10+8reb+1ast, C.Delgado 9, J.Luis Mejia 7+2reb+1ast
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Charles' 34-point game gives him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

36-year old forward Reggie Charles (201-F-81) put on an amazing game in the last round for Leones and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2.
He had the game-high 34 points adding seven rebounds and two assists for Leones in his team's victory, helping them to beat Juvenil (1-1) 92-87. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Leones is placed at 3rd position in Ecuadorian league. Leones is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 1-1 record. In the team's last game Charles had a remarkable 72.7% from 2-point range and got three three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He has many years of experience at Leones, through which he has constantly improved. Charles has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (5th best: 22.5ppg) and averages solid 2.5bpg and 63.2% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Javinger Vargas (202-C-90). He is Venezuelan center in his first season at Leones. In the last game Vargas recorded impressive 30 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. It was enough for Leones to edge Juvenil (1-1) by 5 points 92-87. The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Vargas is one of the most experienced players at Leones and similarly like Reggie Charles has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.5ppg (#7). He also registered 4.5 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to Nelson Palacios (192-SF-92) of league's second-best Juvenil. Palacios got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. Despite Palacios' great performance Juvenil lost 87-92 to #3 ranked Leones. But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Juvenil needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 1 victory and 1 lost game. The season just started for Palacios as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Adriano Barredas (92) of Portviejo - 40 points
5. Jovanni Diaz (195-G-92) of Juvenil - 24 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Tavares Sledge (203-F-92) of Importadora - 30 points and 8 rebounds
7. Marvin Cairo (201-G/F-91) of Barcelona - 28 points and 4 rebounds
8. Zapata Jackson (198-F-85) of Iccan - 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Cesar Silva (190-G/F-81) of Iccan - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Jerel Blocker (193-G/F-88) of Importadora - 23 points

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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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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Peterson comes back to Valka/Valga - by Eurobasket News

Valka/Valga (LBL) kept in their roster 27-year old Estonian forward Robert Peterson (193-88kg-90). It is actually his comeback to Valga as he has played here before. Peterson played last season also at BC Valga-Valka/Maks&Moorits in Estonian Alexela KML. In 25 games he recorded just 2.1ppg and 1.6rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Peterson played at BC Rakvere (also in Alexela KML). But in 10 games he averaged only 0.8ppg and 1.1rpg. He also played 7 games in Baltic League, but he had only 0.4ppg.
Peterson's team made it to the Estonian Cup final in 2015.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Isaac Fotu (ex Zaragoza) signs at Ratiopharm - by Eurobasket News

Ratiopharm Ulm (BBL) landed 24-year old New Zealander international forward Isaac Fotu (203-104kg-93, college: Hawaii). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Tongan passport. Fotu has played for the last two years at Tecnyconta Zaragoza in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 32 games he averaged 9.5ppg and 5.7rpg last season.
Fotu received All-Big West 1st Team award back in 2014 at his college time.
Fotu also represented New Zealand at the FIBA Oceania Championships two years ago.
He has played previously professionally also in Australia (New Zealand Breakers).
Fotu attended University of Hawaii until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A young fiorward with huge international experience and winning mentality. Has great spin moves, can easily dunk and can score. Also, he can played tough-as-nails defense. Great upside for the SF position.

Ratiopharm Ulm roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Toure Murry
Ismet Akpinar
Marcell Pongo

Forwards:
Ryan Thompson
Luke Harangody
Da'Sean Butler
Isaac Fotu

Centers:
Tim Ohlbrecht
Till Pape

By Eurobasket Data Center

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ALBA Berlin lands Spencer Butterfield, ex Nanterre - by Eurobasket News

ALBA Berlin (BBL) tabbed 25-year old American swingman Spencer Butterfield (190-88kg-92, college: Utah State, agency: Three Eye Sports). He played most recently at JSF Nanterre in French ProA. In 33 games he averaged 12.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.3apg and 1.1spg last season. Butterfield helped them to win the cup. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA 3rd Team and to the All-Star Game. Butterfield also played 20 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 13.7ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg. He contributed to his team winning the Cup. A very impressive season as he was selected to Eurobasket.com FIBA Europe Cup All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Butterfield played at Juventus in Lithuanian LKL. In 40 games he was third best scorer with 14.5ppg and recorded 6.2rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Impressive indeed as was selected to Eurobasket.com Lithuanian LKL All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Butterfield also played 14 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 15.0ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.9apg.
Butterfield has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He has played also professionally in Spain (Melilla_Baloncesto).
Butterfield attended Utah State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A hard-nosed, competitive player with very good perimeter skills... Is an excellent shooter who can handle the ball and is a willing passer... Has the character and toughness to be a good defender. He's a very effective rebounds grabber compared to height and position.

ALBA Berlin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Akeem Vargas
Joshiko Saibou
Peyton Siva

Forwards:
Luke Sikma
Marius Grigonis
Niels Giffey
Spencer Butterfield

Centers:
Bogdan Radosavljevic
Dennis Clifford
Kresimir Nikic

Coach: Garcia Aito Reneses

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketeurope)

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv tabs DeAndre Kane, ex Sevilla - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) inked 28-year old American guard DeAndre Kane (193-91kg-89, college: Iowa State, agency: BeoBasket). He played most recently at Betis Energia Plus Sevilla in Spanish Liga Endesa. Kane managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 5 Liga Endesa games he averaged 9.0ppg, 7.2rpg and 2.2apg. He also spent pre-season at RETAbet (also in Liga Endesa) that year. The other team Kane played that season for was BC Nizhny Novgorod in Russian league where in 14 Eurocup games he had very impressive stats: 16.8ppg, 7.6rpg, 4.3apg and 1.5spg. He also played 17 games in VTB United League where he recorded also remarkable stats: 15.9ppg, 7.0rpg, 3.6apg and 2.2spg. A very good season in his career as he was selected 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
DeAndre Kane
Pierre Jackson
John DiBartolomeo

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

Center:
Alex Tyus

Coach: Neven Spahija

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DraganJankovski)

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Gudaitis is close to sign at Valencia - by Eurobasket News

Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) is in talks to land 24-year old Lithuanian international power forward Arturas Gudaitis (211-116kg-93). The last season Gudaitis played at Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL where in 41 games he had 11.4ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.2bpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team. Gudaitis also played 9 games in Eurocup where he recorded 13.2ppg, 8.3rpg (#2 in the league) and 1.9bpg.
Two years ago Gudaitis was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (47th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Lithuanian Cup for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
Gudaitis has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2012.
Gudaitis also represented Lithuania at the European Championships U18 in Wroclaw (Poland) six years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 11.3ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.2spg, Blocks-3 (1.4bpg), FGP: 49.2%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 67.3%.
Gudaitis has played previously for five other Lithuanian teams: Zalgiris, Nafta-Uni-Akvaservis Klaipeda, Zalgiris II Kaunas, Gargzdai Bremena and Klaipedos LCC TU.
On Gudaitis: A very promising center, who is yet abole to spend time on the court at Euroleague level, grabbing rebounds, blocking the veteran opponents' shots and scoring. He seems very solid minded and has nice upside.

Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Antoine Diot
Erick Green
Guillem Vives
Andres Rico

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

Centers:
Arturas Gudaitis
Tryggvi Hlinason

Coach: Jesus Vidorreta

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Valencia keeps Sastre Morro - by Eurobasket News

Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) re-signed 26-year old international forward Joan Sastre Morro (201-82kg-91). He played there last season. In 40 Liga Endesa games he averaged 7.3ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.7apg. Sastre Morro helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). He also played 23 games in Eurocup where he had 8.0ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.0apg.
The previous (15-16) season Sastre Morro played at Tecnyconta Zaragoza. In 30 Liga Endesa games he recorded 11.1ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.0apg and 1.2spg. He also played 16 games in Eurocup where he got 9.4ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.0apg.
Among other achievements Sastre Morro received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 2nd Team award back in 2011.
He has been also a member of Spanish international program for some years. Sastre Morro has regularly played for Spanish senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team in 2009.
He represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Bilbao (Spain) six years ago. Sastre Morro's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 9 games: 14.4ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 55.6%, 3PT: 46.7%, FT: 69.2%.
Sastre Morro has played previously for four other teams: Sevilla, Basquet_Mallorca, Basquet Mallorca II and Real Betis Energia Plus Sevilla 2nd team.

Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Antoine Diot
Erick Green
Guillem Vives
Andres Rico

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

Centers:
Arturas Gudaitis
Tryggvi Hlinason

Coach: Jesus Vidorreta

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Huertas comes back to Baskonia - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 34-year old Brazilian international point guard Marcelinho Huertas (191-82kg-83). It is actually his comeback to Vitoria as he has played here before. Huertas has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport. Huertas He moved there from Unicaja (Liga Endesa) where he played this season. The last season Huertas played at the Lakers in NBA. In 23 games he recorded just 2.7ppg, 1.0rpg and 2.3apg.
Among other achievements Huertas played in the final of Spanish Liga Endesa in 2015. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Honorable Mention award in 2014 and 2015.
Huertas represented Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 10.4ppg, 3.0rpg, Assists-3 (6.6apg), FGP: 43.8%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 88.2%.
Thanks to Huertas' pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Huertas has played previously professionally in Italy (Benetton Treviso and Fortituto Kontatto Bologna), Spain (Joventut, FC Barcelona and RETAbet Bilbao Basket) and Brazil (Pinheiros and Paulistano).
The scouts decsribe him following way: One of the most scouted young Brazilians, thanks to his quick play and his great court vision; a very promising point guard, with the explosiveness and the fast decision making of a young Steve Nash; also a great offensive player, he needs only to improve his quarterbacking skills when the pace is slower, and to improve in defense;
Positives: Underrated point guard who knows how to read a game, how to make teammates play. Game is very reminiscent if Steve Nash. He is a true PG, and will not need to be adapted, like Leandro Barbosa, who was a SG in Brazil. Huertas is a great outside shooter with three point range. Very good dribbling skills, he can really handle the ball. Great passer with good court vision.
Negatives: Doesn't have a good defensive game. Not a good defender even in the Brazilian league. Needs to learn how to stay in front of his man, he gets beat off the dribble very easily. Won't be able to guard the quicker more talented point guards of the NBA. A decent but not great athlete. Needs to gain experience as a point guard and make better decisions
.

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Marcelinho Huertas

Forwards:
Adam Hanga
Tornike Shengelia
Janis Timma

Center:
Vincent Poirier

Coach: Pablo Prigioni

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Division C. Day 2 in Andorra la Vella - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Moldova - Gibraltar 55-85
Gibraltar outgunned Moldova to improve at 1-1 record in Group A. Gibraltar dominated from start to finish. They posted a 40:24 halftime advantage. Gibraltar went on a 28:12 run in the third term to clear off for good. Alejandro Garcia (186-G-01) connected for 30 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists for Gibraltar. Sami Tunbridge (175-PG-01) added 20 points in the victory. Stanislav Cocorev (178-PG-01) responded with 33 points and 11 rebounds for Moldova.

Malta - Wales 43-47
Wales outgunned Malta to open win count in Andorra. Benjamin Thomas (196-C-01) provided 17 points and 18 rebounds to lead the winners. Malta held Wales to just 14 points in the first half to open a 10-point halftime lead. But Wales stepped on the gas in the second half. They used a 33:19 run to snatch a tough win. Benjamin Gordos (175-PG-01) had 9 points for the winners. Nathan Xuereb (171-SF-01) responded with 13 points and 16 rebounds for Malta.

Group B
San Marino - Andorra 61-62
Andorra nipped San Marino for the second consecutive victory in Group B. Oriol Betrian (03) posted 14 points to lead the hosts. Andorra posted a 16:13 lead after the opening frame. San Marino tied things up at 29 heading into the second half. San Marino went on a 17:7 rally in the third period to open a double-digit lead. But Andorra poured in 26 points in the final term to snatch the win. Iker Cruz (201-F-02) had 12 points and 8 boards for Andorra. Tommaso Felici (196-F/C-01) topscored with 15 points and 12 rebounds for San Marino.

Albania - Azerbaijan 66-78
Azerbaijan outscored Albania for 2-0 record at the tournament. Papuna Kirtadze (180-PG-01) tossed in 27 points and grabbed 18 rebounds to pace the winners. Albania enjoyed a 16:10 lead after ten minutes. But Azerbaijan erased the deficit to level things up at 34. Azerbaijan went on a 20:8 run in the third term to clear off. They protected the margin throughout the final quarter and raced to the win. Tsotne Nodia (197-C-01) had 22 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Ergys Muhametaj (197-G/F-01) banked in 27 points and 9 rebounds for Albania.




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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U20  


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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  FIBA OCEANIA U17  


Australiabasket.com All-FIBA Oceania U17 Awards 2017 - by Greg

Australiabasket.com All-FIBA Oceania U17 1st Team 2017
Sean Macdonald
Macdonald
Kody Stattmann
Stattmann
Gabriel Simon
Simon
Oscar Oswald
Oswald
Samson Froling
Froling

Final MVP: Samson Froling (207-F/C-00) of Australia
Best Player: Kody Stattmann (194-F/G-00) of Australia
Best Guard: Sean Macdonald (185-G-00) of Australia
Best Forward: Kody Stattmann (194-F/G-00) of Australia
Best Center: Samson Froling (207-F/C-00) of Australia

1st Team
G: Sean Macdonald (185-G-00) of Australia
F/G: Kody Stattmann (194-F/G-00) of Australia
PG: Gabriel Simon (182-PG-00) of Guam
F: Oscar Oswald (199-F-00) of New Zealand
F/C: Samson Froling (207-F/C-00) of Australia

Honorable Mention
Max de Geest (183-G-00) of Australia
Aiden Krause (193-F/G-00) of Australia
Kyle Bowen (200-F-00) of Australia
Tumau Tautau (195-F/G-00) of Samoa
Melvin Ixoee (195-C-00) of New Caledonia
JT Timarong (00) of Palau



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  FINLAND  


KTP Basket signs Deon Edwin - by Eurobasket News

KTP Basket Kotka (Korisliiga) signed 25-year old Virgin Islander guard Deon Edwin (190-95kg-92, agency: Interperformances). He just graduated from Kent State University (NCAA). In 35 games he had 13.2ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.4apg and 1.3spg last season. Edwin helped them to win MAC Tournament. A very impressive season as he was named to MAC All-Defensive Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Edwin won British Virgin Island League championship title in 2012. He was also voted NJCAA All-Region IX 1st Team back in 2014 at his college time. Edwin was a member of U.S. Virgin Islands Senior National Team back in 2012.
He has played previously for another Finnish team Young Legs.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Derek Jackson (ex Oberwart) is a newcomer at Helsinki Seagulls - by Eurobasket News

Helsinki Seagulls (Korisliiga) added to their roster 26-year old American point guard Derek Jackson (185-77kg-91, college: Kent State, agency: Mansfield and Associates). He has played for the last two seasons at Redwell Gunners Oberwart in Austrian A Bundesliga. In 41 games he recorded 14.6ppg, 3.8rpg, 5.0apg and 2.6spg last season. Jackson helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Supercup final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Austrian ABL Defensive Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team. Jackson also played 10 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 12.4ppg, 2.1rpg, 4.7apg (top 5) and 2.6spg (leader !!!).
Jackson won Austrian Bundesliga A championship title in 2016.
He graduated from Kent State in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

Helsinki Seagulls roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Antti Niskanen
Derek Jackson
Sakari Laakso
Jyri Eboreime

Forwards:
Tuukka Kotti
Jesper Granlund

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Dijon tabs Steve Taylor Jr. - by Eurobasket News

JDA Dijon Bourgogne (ProA) inked 24-year old American forward Steve Taylor Jr. (206-109kg-93, agency: Three Eye Sports). He just graduated from Toledo (NCAA). In 32 games he averaged impressive 15.3ppg, 12.3rpg and 3.7apg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to All-MAC 2nd Team.
As mentioned above Taylor Jr. is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

JDA Dijon Bourgogne roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Damian Hollis
Abdoulaye Loum
Jacques Alingue
Valentin Bigote
Steve Taylor_Jr.
Florian Ouedraogo
Nicolas Dorez

Center:
Johan Passave-Ducteil

Coach: Laurent Legname

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ALBA Berlin lands Spencer Butterfield, ex Nanterre - by Eurobasket News

ALBA Berlin (BBL) tabbed 25-year old American swingman Spencer Butterfield (190-88kg-92, college: Utah State, agency: Three Eye Sports). He played most recently at JSF Nanterre in French ProA. In 33 games he averaged 12.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.3apg and 1.1spg last season. Butterfield helped them to win the cup. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA 3rd Team and to the All-Star Game. Butterfield also played 20 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 13.7ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg. He contributed to his team winning the Cup. A very impressive season as he was selected to Eurobasket.com FIBA Europe Cup All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Butterfield played at Juventus in Lithuanian LKL. In 40 games he was third best scorer with 14.5ppg and recorded 6.2rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Impressive indeed as was selected to Eurobasket.com Lithuanian LKL All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Butterfield also played 14 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 15.0ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.9apg.
Butterfield has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He has played also professionally in Spain (Melilla_Baloncesto).
Butterfield attended Utah State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A hard-nosed, competitive player with very good perimeter skills... Is an excellent shooter who can handle the ball and is a willing passer... Has the character and toughness to be a good defender. He's a very effective rebounds grabber compared to height and position.

ALBA Berlin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Akeem Vargas
Joshiko Saibou
Peyton Siva

Forwards:
Luke Sikma
Marius Grigonis
Niels Giffey
Spencer Butterfield

Centers:
Bogdan Radosavljevic
Dennis Clifford
Kresimir Nikic

Coach: Garcia Aito Reneses

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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.

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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.

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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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Boncourt adds Tew to their roster - by Eurobasket News

BC Boncourt Red Team (LNA) added to their roster 25-year old French forward Alioune Tew (206-98kg-92). He just graduated from Niagara (NCAA). Tew has played there for the last three years.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it is his first season as a pro.
Tew helped his team to make it to the French U21 Championships (Trophee du Futur) Semifinals in 2013.
He has played previously for another Swiss team Paris Levallois.

BC Boncourt Red Team roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marc Seylan
Marlon Kessler

Forwards:
Juraj Kozic
Amir Savon
Alioune Tew

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Blois sign Torey Thomas, ex AEK - by Philippe Burstert

ADA Blois Basket 41 (ProB) signed 32-year old American point guard Torey Thomas (178-85kg-85, college: Holy Cross). He played last season at Petrolina AEK Larnaca in Cypriot Division A. Thomas managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 27 Division A games he had 10.2ppg, 5.6rpg, 4.9apg and 1.7spg. He helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League 2nd Team. Thomas also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 13.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 4.2apg (top 2) and 3.0spg (in top 4). The other team Thomas played shortly was MZT Skopje in FYR Macedonian league. In three ABA League games he averaged 3.3ppg, 4.3rpg and 4.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Thomas was voted Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Defensive Player of the Year back in 2009.
He is quite experienced player. Thomas has played in eleven different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Greece (Aris), Italy (VL Pesaro), Poland (PGE Turow and Rosa), Russia (Spartak Primorie Vladivostok), Serbia (Partizan), Sweden, Turkey (Erdemir and Aliaga), Venezuela, France (Cholet Basket and Le Mans) and Dominican Republic (Metros de Santiago).
Thomas attended College of Holy Cross until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.
He could be described: Offense: A true 'pass-first' point guard. Unselfish player. Makes everyone else better. Outstanding handle. Can get in the lane and distribute. One of the quickest guards in the nation from foul line to foul line. Outstanding physical condition, Strong, well-built (NFL football-like). Will raise the bar for any team with his condition.
Defense: Absolute 'lockdown' defender, Tough, Very quick, one of the best on-the-ball defenders in the country. Slides feet well, Intense, very competitive. Has a nose for the ball, Rebounds extremely well for size, almost 5 per game. With his combination of strength, speed, toughness and endurance, can guard anyone man-to-man full-court
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ADA Blois Basket 41 roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Torey Thomas
Benjamin Monclar
Florian Thibedore
Charly Pontens
Ahmed Doumbia

Forwards:
Tyren Johnson
Assane Ndoye
Jonathan Fairell

Centers:
Drissa Ballo
Thomas Hieu-Courtois
Julyan Motti

Coach: Mickael Hay

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Mulhouse signs Steve Coffey - by Eurobasket News

FC Mulhouse Basket (NM2) signed 30-year old American guard Steve Coffey (183-87, college: Kutztown) from Cheruy. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
Coffey has played previously for another French team Montelimar.
He attended Kutztown University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

FC Mulhouse Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Steve Coffey

Forwards:
Andrew Young
Tristan Pothion

Center:
Johwe Casseus

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Tristan Pothion is a newcomer at Mulhouse - by Eurobasket News

FC Mulhouse Basket (NM2) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old forward Tristan Pothion (203-92) from Le Puy.
Pothion has played previously for two other teams: Cognac BB and SAP Vaucluse.

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Andrew Young signs at Mulhouse - by Eurobasket News

FC Mulhouse Basket (NM2) landed 26-year old American forward Andrew Young (204-114kg-91, college: Cal State - San Bernardino) from Beaujolais Basket.
Among other achievements Young's team won CCAA Regular Season in 2014. He received also All-CCAA 2nd Team award back in 2014 at his college time.
Young has played previously for another French team Nord Ardeche.
He attended Cal State - San Bernardino until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

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Mulhouse inks Johwe Casseus - by Eurobasket News

FC Mulhouse Basket (NM2) signed 28-year old center Johwe Casseus (210-89) from Tremblay Athletique Club.
The previous (15-16) season Casseus played at Trappes (NM3).
His team won French Cup in 2010.
Casseus represented France at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 1.2ppg, 2.2rpg.
Casseus has played previously for six other teams: Saint Brieuc, Angers BC, Rodez, Entente Orleans 45, Gagny and USV Re Basket.

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Dongbu Promy adds Burton to their roster, ex Lille - by Eurobasket News

Dongbu Promy (KBL) added to their roster 26-year old American point guard Deonte Burton (183-86kg-91, college: Nevada). He played last season at Lille Metropole Basket in French ProB. In 33 games he recorded 11.2ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.8apg.
Burton has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the German Bundesliga Semifinals in 2015. Burton was also voted All-MWC 1st Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Burton has played also professionally in Germany (ratiopharm Ulm), NBA (Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings) and NBA G League (Northern Arizona Suns).
He attended University of Nevada until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

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FYR Macedonian U-20 team wins 13-th place on the European Championship in Romania - by Natasha Kostovska


Macedonian youth team won 13th place at the European Championship (Division B), which until yesterday was played in Oradea, Romania, finishing the same, with a second triumph over the selection of Albania with 65-71 (15-7,16-26,13-22). First place selection at this continental meeting is the host who received promotion in A Division.

The Macedonian team started the championship in the group C against the teams from Georgia,Malta,Romania and Albania. They have started the championship with a triumph over Albania (62-54), followed by two defeats,from the favourite in the group Georgia (78-48) and from the host Romania (63-58).Malta was wiped out at the end of the group stage with 60-99 and as third placed in group C the Macedonian team struggled against the four-placed selection from group D for the ranking from the 9th to the 16th place.

The luck was on the side of Kosovo (64-66) ,so Macedonia had to compete for 13-16 place. Albania as the final opponent in the battle for 13th place was given a lesson from the Macedonian team and they secured the 13th place of this European Championship.



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The Pelicans bring in Darius Miller, ex Brose Bask. - by Eurobasket News

New Orleans Pelicans (NBA) inked 27-year old guard Darius Miller (202-103kg-90, college: Kentucky). Miller has played for the last two years at Brose Baskets Bamberg in German BBL league. In 38 games he averaged 10.0ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.3apg last season. Miller helped them to win the league title and the cup. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game. Miller also played 30 games in Euroleague where he had 12.2ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.0apg.
In 2012 Miller was drafted by New Orleans Hornets in second round (46th overall). He attended University of Kentucky and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Miller represented USA at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 6.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 61.5%.
Miller has played previously for two other NBA teams: LA Clippers and Iowa Energy.
His game is described as: (by Tyler Ingle for NBADraft.net in 2012)
Has nice size for a small forward, standing 6'7.5" in shoes with a 6'9" wingspan … Strong frame … Quick trigger on the perimeter … Squares up to the basket efficiently … A very good spot-up shooter that moves well without the basketball. Despite improved ball-handling ability, is not the type of player to attack the rim
.

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The Pelicans welcome back Miller, ex Brose Bask. - by Eurobasket News

New Orleans Pelicans (NBA) inked 27-year old guard Darius Miller (202-103kg-90, college: Kentucky). It is actually his comeback to the Pelicans as he has played here before. Miller has played for the last two years at Brose Baskets Bamberg in German BBL league. In 38 games he averaged 10.0ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.3apg last season. Miller helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game. Miller also played 30 games in Euroleague where he had 12.2ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.0apg.
In 2012 Miller was drafted by Drafted by? New Orleans Hornets in second round (46th overall). He attended University of Kentucky and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Miller represented USA at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 6.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 61.5%.
Miller has played previously for two other NBA teams: LA Clippers and Iowa Energy.
His game is described as: (by Tyler Ingle for NBADraft.net in 2012)
Has nice size for a small forward, standing 6'7.5" in shoes with a 6'9" wingspan … Strong frame … Quick trigger on the perimeter … Squares up to the basket efficiently … A very good spot-up shooter that moves well without the basketball. Despite improved ball-handling ability, is not the type of player to attack the rim
.

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The Giessen 46ers Hold Alen Pjanic And Bjarne Kraushaar - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The Giessen 46ers have announced the contract extensions of young Germans Alen Pjanic (200-F-97) und Bjarne Kraushaar. Pjanic is a 20 year old 200cm forward that will be going into his second season with the Giessen 46ers. Last season he played 2 BBL games against the Telkom Baskets Bonn and FC Bayern Munich where he scored three points. He also used his double license with the Licher Basket Baeren (ProB) playing 17 games averaging 3.2ppg, 1.8rpg. He had a nine point game in the Pro B against FC Bayern Munich 2. Kraushaar is a 18 year old 190cm point guard that last season played for the Licher Basket Baeren (ProB) playing 22 games averaging 4.5ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.6apg, played also for Roth Energie Basketball-Akademie Giessen 46ers U19 team (NBBL) playing 12 games averaging 15.4ppg, 5.7rpg, Ast-2 (5.9apg), Steals-3 (3.8spg), 2PT: 47.5%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 82.5%. "We want to use our youth more in the future. Alen and Bjarne are two perspective players that like Leon Okpara und Anthony Okao can play Pro B and BBL. We have optimal conditions in Giessen and both have the talent to have leadership roles in the Pro B and the possibility to get minutes in the BBL. I am looking forward to seeing how their development progresses", stressed Giessen 46er head coach Ingo Freyer.

Source:Giessen 46ers




Deon McDuffie Makes Rounds In Karlsruhe Joining KIT SC GEQUOS - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Deon McDuffie (186-G-93, college: Rattelsdorf) has made the rounds in Karlsruhe when it comes to having worn the different jerseys of all the teams in the city as after being a member of BG Karlsruhe and PS Karlsruhe, he now will play for his third club in the city with KIT SC GEQUOS. Mcduffie is a 186cm guard and only 24, but been around Germany showcasing his talent as he has played for teams like TSV Troester Breitenguessbach, BG Illertal/Weissenhorn, BG Dorsten, SpVgg Rattelsdorf Independents, City Basket Recklinghausen, BG Karlsruhe, Licher Basket Baeren, and PS Karlsruhe. He played the last two seasons with PS Karlsruhe Lions helping the team move from the Regionalliga to the Pro B two seasons ago where he played 21 games averaging 11.5ppg, 2.2rpg, 2.2apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 41.3%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 82.5%, and last season helped the team reach the Pro A playing 26 games averaging 8.5ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.7apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 33.9%, 3PT: 39.2%, FT: 76.9%.

"Deon fits into our concept. He brings very much energy and lives for basketball pulling his teammates and fans with him", stressed manager Zoran Seatovic. Last season in the Pro B with PS Karlsruhe, the German scored in double figures in 10 games. His best scoring games included a 19 and 15 point effort against the ScanPlus baskets, and 16 points against Nordlingen, "The decision to come here was easy. I have the opportunity to think about my future here and begin a educational training. I am very much looking forward to the new season and working with head coach Jaivon Harris.

Source:KIT SC GEQUOS




Thomas Cooper (Uni Baskets Paderborn) The CIS Helped Me Prepare For FIBA Basketball Better Than The NCAA Did - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Thomas Cooper (196-G, college: Calgary) is a 196cm guard from Chattanooga, Tennessee that will be starting his professional basketball career with the Uni Baskets Paderborn in Germany. He bounced around in his first two college years in North Carolina, California and Nebraska before finding a home with the University of Calgary (Canada-CIS) and as a junior played 27 games averaging 25.7ppg, 7.5rpg, 3.0apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 43.4%, 3PT: 36.9%, FT: 81.0%. In jis senior year at the University of Calgary (Canada-CIS) he played 26 games averaging 22.9ppg, 7.7rpg, 3.2apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 48.2%, 3PT: 32.6%, FT: 75.1%: He spoke to eurobasket about basketball

Thomas thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. Where are you at the moment and how have you been enjoying your summer?

Thanks for having me. Right now, I am still in Calgary just training and enjoying the time with the people who helped me grow here. I've been coaching and training and just enjoying every day with my teammates and friends.

Congrats on signing with German pro A team Uni-Baskets Paderborn. After coming from the CIS where you averaged 24,0ppg in your last two seasons, did you find a lot of interest from teams and were you on the radar of teams in Europe?

Thank you. I think there were a good amount of teams that were interested and some that blew me off as well. I'm happy to be playing where I will be playing


How thankful are you about being able to call yourself a professional basketball player? There was a time three a half years ago where you were fed up with basketball and stopped. Are you a very good example that even when it looks most bleak, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel?

I'm more thankful than anyone can imagine mainly because of the adversity I went through to get to the position that I am in. I'm an example of a person who would not accept failure no matter what cards life dealt me.


What were the main reason for choosing to sign with the Uni-Baskets Paderborn. Did your talks with head coach Uli Naechster convince you that this club was the right fit to start your professional career?

Yes. Coach Uli is young and charismatic but also very clever. I think he has a vision for the game that will allow me to be myself within the system of our team. I could tell that he truly wanted me to be a part of his team.

What do you know in general about the country Germany and it's basketball. Did your teammate at Calgary Lars Schleuter give you the lowdown on his country and it's basketball the last two seasons?

I know a lot about the basketball in Germany. Lars played a big part in that because he knows how everything works so he's given me his insight. De'Mon Brooks from Medi Bayreuth is also a close friend and former teammate of mines as well so I picked his brain about the basketball in Germany as well.


You're a scoring machine. To what NBA player would you compare your game to and what other strength do you possess besides just being a scorer and durable rebounder?

Honestly, I have no idea. I study and take things from a ton of guys. Harden, Steph, Lillard, Lebron, Klay, KD are some guys I study to name a few. I think I'm an underrated passer but I like that people sleep on that skill of mine because it makes my life even easier on offense.

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

I think my defense has improved year after year and I've become a reliable defender who can guard multiple positions. I think my defense is overlooked because of how good I score the basketball.

You were a well traveled young man before settling at the University of Calgary playing ball in North Carolina, California and Nebraska. How often did you ask yourself when is my bad luck and timing with basketball going to end and when will I finally get the right fit?

I went through some dark days just because I kept running into bad situations and I felt that basketball was fading away from my life. Ultimately, I stuck with it and now, here we are.


You stated that in your time playing in the NCAA 'We played these huge schools and played these NBA players and it was a great experience'. What future NBA player do you remember impressing you the most?

Kenneth Faried was probably the freakiest athlete I had seen during my Division 1 days but Chandler Parsons has to be the most impressive that I remember playing against. He was 6'9 and could do it all. I knew he would be a good player in the NBA before he even started blowing up.


You took a year off from basketball and trained in California. This was a very difficult time for you, but when you look back now, what do you believe helped you most in this time to get your thoughts straight again and get back to wanting to play competitively again and finding that right fit?

I think still being around a lot of basketball helped me keep my faith. I was working at Niketown in San Francisco and would see NBA guys come in the store all the time. Also my trainer Devin Williams was right there pushing me and working with me as well. He's now really successful with his brand, In the Lab. He deserves more credit from me than he knows.


What saved you from ending your love for basketball? How vital was head coach Dan Vanhooren for helping you make the next step to Canada? Why do you feel that he never gave up on you even after being short a credit the first time?

I just could not live with the thought of my career ending the way it could have. It kept me up so many nights. Dan is like my second dad. I still have no idea why he stuck with me and gave me a chance after failing in multiple programs but it paid off for him, me, and the basketball program at Calgary.


Going from the United States to Canada is a very untypical move for an American. Do you feel like the CIS fit your game better than the NCAA?

I think I could have been successful in either. The two NCAA programs that I were a part of just didn't give me the chance to prove that so I never felt like I wasn't good enough to compete. But the CIS did help me prepare for FIBA basketball better than the NCAA did.


You played two superb seasons at the University of Calgary averaging 25,7ppg and 22,9ppg. Did it at times feel like you were a man playing with kids?

Not really. I felt like I did what I was supposed to do at this level. I rarely had actual one on one situations, so I still had to find a way to go out and put up numbers every night against double teams and different defensive looks. In the CIS we played the same team two nights in a row every weekend so it's not as easy as people think it is to dominate games.

In 2016 and 2017 you were a CIS finalist and quarterfinalist losing both times to CIS powerhouse Carleton. When you look back at this opponent what annoyed you most about their seemingly immaculate record?

Nothing, I'm not annoyed by them at all. Their program is 10 times more advanced than any program in the CIS to be honest. Carleton's program is run like a Division I program. I think they prepare well by playing the toughest schedule in the CIS every year and they deserve everything they have earned because of it.


Your stats were in scoring, rebounds and assists didn't change much in your two seasons except that your averaged 3,0 points more as a junior. Still how do you feel did your game develop further from day one in 2015 to the last game in 2017 against Manitoba?

I could have averaged 30 points a game my senior year in my mind. But I chose to sacrifice my scoring for the sake of the team. As a Junior, the offense got stagnant sometimes because I was attacking so much. Because of my sacrifice, my teammates were able to grow more and I still had much success while seeing my shooting percentage go up as well.


How did head coach Dan Vanhooren groom and prepare you best for a professional basketball career at the University of Calgary?

The best advice any coach has ever given me has come from Dan and it's simple. "Thomas, Know Yourself." His message was always no matter how any game is going, know that I'm the best player on the court and only I can stop myself from being that. So the only person that could stop me from being the best is myself.


Who won a one on one in practice last season you or Mambi Diawara?

We've never played one on one actually. But my mentality is that I'm the best one on one player that I know.


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

Basketball is my life. I watch film every single day. I lift weights 3-4 times a week. I individually train with my assistant coach at Calgary multiple times a week. I also play with my teammates here as well as other collegiate players and professionals who spend their off seasons in Calgary. When I'm not doing any of that, I'm daydreaming about starting my professional career.

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

MJ would be at the front any day of the week. Lebron and Kobe would be there as well. The fourth person would probably have to be Bill Russell. Mainly because I value winning more than anything and he has 11 rings.


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

I don't think Lebron will never top Jordan to me just because of the way all of his success happened. He's second to me. I love Lebron though. He's my favorite player to watch today because he's the most complete basketball player the game has ever seen. But Jordan stayed with the same organization and built it from the ground up and he was perfect in the finals. He gave his team that same killer instinct he had. I always tell people if you want to know how good Jordan is, look at how many people still fight and literally kill each other over his shoe releases today, 15 years later.

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

Not really. One thing you can't deny is work ethic and that dude plays hard every single second of the game.


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

I think it was decent. The best player in the draft in my opinion is Josh Jackson. I think he can just do so many different things on both ends of the court.


What was the last movie that you saw?

I think it was Get Out.


Thanks Thomas for the chat



The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven Add Geoffrey Groselle - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The Eisbaeren continue to carve their roster to the perfect shape and have added bulk to the front court with Geoffrey Groselle (212-C-93, college: Creighton). Geoffrey Groselle is a 24 year old 212cm cenetrf rom Pano, Texas that will be going into his second professional season. Last season as a rookie he played for the Basketball Loewen Braunschweig (Germany-BBL) playing 32 games averaging 10.9ppg, 6.2rpg, Blocks-2 (1.2bpg), FGP: 64.1%, FT: 60.2%. The club handed him a one year deal and with an abundance of more talent in Bremerhaven, the American wil be looking to take the next step in his development. "I am very happy that he decided to play for us. He is supposed to fill the crack under the basket and he fits well into our program. He is a classic center that has his strengths at the boards and is a good rebounder and shot blocker. We hope for added stability on defense and impulses on offense. He has the potential to heighten his game further. and he knows the league, opponents and gyms and ref's. This will all help him", stressed head coach Sebastian Machowski.

Last season the American scored in double figures in 17 games and he produced two double doubles. His best scoring games were against BG Goettingen in the last game of the season where he exploded for 33 points and 10 boards, 28 points against the Telekom Baskets Bonn and 20 points against Brose Bamberg. "I am looking forward to playing with Bremerhaven and my second season in the BBL. My goal is to win as many games as possible with the Eisaberen and improve my game. I am looking forward to the new team and playing with Jordan Hulls. He had strong games last season against Braunschweig and is a very smart pick and roll player. I think that I can profit from him as center", warned Geoffrey Groselle.He played at Creighton (NCAA) from 2012-2016 playing a total of 97 games.After playing only 35 games in his first two seasons and getting hardly any minutes, he upped his game as a junior playing 30 games averaging 5.2ppg, 2.4rpg, FGP: 63.8%, FT: 69.7%. As a senior at Creighton (NCAA) he played 35 games averaging 11.2ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.3bpg, FGP: 70.2%, FT: 69.7%. he scored in double figures 18 times as a senior and produced four double doubles. His best scoring games were against North Texas with 27 points and 22 points apiece against ST Johns and BYU. He also had 20 point games against Seton hall and Umass. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been MVC Regular Season Champion -13, MVC Tournament Winner -13, Big East Regular Season Runner-Up -14, Big East Tournament Finalist -14, NIT Elite Eight -16, German BBL -17 (Player of the Week Rd.9), and Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention -17.

Source:Eisbaeren Bremerhaven








Isaac Fotu (ex Zaragoza) signs at Ratiopharm - by Eurobasket News

Ratiopharm Ulm (BBL) landed 24-year old New Zealander international forward Isaac Fotu (203-104kg-93, college: Hawaii). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Tongan passport. Fotu has played for the last two years at Tecnyconta Zaragoza in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 32 games he averaged 9.5ppg and 5.7rpg last season.
Fotu received All-Big West 1st Team award back in 2014 at his college time.
Fotu also represented New Zealand at the FIBA Oceania Championships two years ago.
He has played previously professionally also in Australia (New Zealand Breakers).
Fotu attended University of Hawaii until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A young fiorward with huge international experience and winning mentality. Has great spin moves, can easily dunk and can score. Also, he can played tough-as-nails defense. Great upside for the SF position.

Ratiopharm Ulm roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Toure Murry
Ismet Akpinar
Marcell Pongo

Forwards:
Ryan Thompson
Luke Harangody
Da'Sean Butler
Isaac Fotu

Centers:
Tim Ohlbrecht
Till Pape

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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







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



ALBA Berlin lands Spencer Butterfield, ex Nanterre - by Eurobasket News

ALBA Berlin (BBL) tabbed 25-year old American swingman Spencer Butterfield (190-88kg-92, college: Utah State, agency: Three Eye Sports). He played most recently at JSF Nanterre in French ProA. In 33 games he averaged 12.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.3apg and 1.1spg last season. Butterfield helped them to win the cup. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA 3rd Team and to the All-Star Game. Butterfield also played 20 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 13.7ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg. He contributed to his team winning the Cup. A very impressive season as he was selected to Eurobasket.com FIBA Europe Cup All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Butterfield played at Juventus in Lithuanian LKL. In 40 games he was third best scorer with 14.5ppg and recorded 6.2rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Impressive indeed as was selected to Eurobasket.com Lithuanian LKL All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Butterfield also played 14 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 15.0ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.9apg.
Butterfield has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He has played also professionally in Spain (Melilla_Baloncesto).
Butterfield attended Utah State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A hard-nosed, competitive player with very good perimeter skills... Is an excellent shooter who can handle the ball and is a willing passer... Has the character and toughness to be a good defender. He's a very effective rebounds grabber compared to height and position.

ALBA Berlin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Akeem Vargas
Joshiko Saibou
Peyton Siva

Forwards:
Luke Sikma
Marius Grigonis
Niels Giffey
Spencer Butterfield

Centers:
Bogdan Radosavljevic
Dennis Clifford
Kresimir Nikic

Coach: Garcia Aito Reneses

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketeurope)

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Andy Mazurczak Joins BV Chemnitz - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro A team BV Chemnitz have found their point guard for the following season with Andy Mazurczak (188-G, college: Wisc.-Parkside, agency: Duran International). Andy Mazurczak is a 23 year old 188cm point guard that has the Polish/American citzenship and is from Norridge, Illinois that will be going into his second professional season. He is a classic combo guard with great 1 vs.1 skills, top level ball handling and dribbling. He's very quick and smart. He has developed his three point accuracy over the last two years very well. Last season as a professional rookie, he played for Enosi Kalathosfairisis Kavalas (Greece-A2) playing 32 games averaging 12.9ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.6apg, Steals-5 (1.5spg), FGP: 51.3%, 3PT: 43.7%, FT: 83.3%. He recently was part of the Polish national team and ex ratiopharm Ulm head coach and current Polish national coach Mike Taylor recommended him BV Chmenitz. "He has strong ball handling, a good eye and a high basketball IQ. He can score from all over and he is burning to make the next step here. He has exactly the qualities that we need and his versatility will be valuable for us. We feel that he will successfully lead the team", warned head coach Rodrigo Pastore.Lasts eason in Greece he scored in double figures 24 times including two double doubles. He had 24 and 19 point games against Doxa Pefkon

The parents of Maturczak emigrated to the States in 1992 and Andy later played at Ridgewood hig school before playing a four year career at Wisc.-Parkside (NCAA2) where he began in 2012 and as a freshman palyed 29 games avergaing 7.7ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.1apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 58.2%, 3PT: 22.7%, FT: 87.0%. In his second season at Wisc.-Parkside (NCAA2) he played 30 games averaging 13.0ppg, 4.2rpg, 5.0apg, FGP: 62.1%, 3PT: 8.3%. AS a junior at Wisc.-Parkside (NCAA2) he played 19 games averaging 11.3ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.7apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 56.9%, 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 81.7%. In his senior season he played 31 games averaging 18.1ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.8apg, FGP: 54.4%, 3PT: 41.3%, FT: 84.7%. He once had a 40 point game against Truman State, 27 point game against Missouri S&T and a 26 point effort against Quincy.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been GLVC East Division Regular Season Champion -13, GLVC Tournament Semifinals -13, 14, 15
All-GLVC Co-Freshman of the Year -13, GLVC East Division Regular Season Co-Champion -14, 15, 16, All-GLVC 2nd Team -15, CoSIDA NCAA Division II Academic All-District 4 1st Team -16, GLVC Tournament Finalist -16, All-GLVC Player of the Year -16, All-GLVC 1st Team -16, GLVC All-Tournament Team -16
Reese's NCAA D2 All-Star Game -16, NABC NCAA D2 All-Midwest District 1st Team -16, Polish "B" National Team -16, Eurobasket.com Greek A2 All-Bosmans Team -17, and Polish National Team -17.

Source:BV Chemnitz






Seger Bonifant (ex CB Clavijo) agreed terms with Ehingen - by Eurobasket News

Team Ehingen Urspring (ProA) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American forward Seger Bonifant (201-91kg-93, college: West Liberty State). He played most recently at CB Clavijo in Spanish LEB Gold. In 32 games he recorded 9.2ppg and 2.0rpg last season.
Among other achievements Bonifant's team won MEC Regular Season for three years in a row (between 2014 and 2016). He received also All-MEC Player of the Year award and NABC NCAA D2 All-Atlantic District 1st Team award in 2016 at his college time.
Bonifant graduated from West Liberty State in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @SlanSports)

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Gibraltar U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Gibraltar U16 National Team 2017
#s#
Rafael Aradas
Aradas
Mohamed El Yettefti
El Yettefti
Alejandro Garcia
Garcia
Sami Tunbridge
Tunbridge
Ethan Penfold
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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Thomas Amparas joins Karditsas - by Chris Mammides

AS Karditsas (B) agreed terms with 23-year old point guard Thomas Amparas (190-94) from Koropi. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Greek B League Honorable Mention.
Amparas represented Greece at the European Championships U16 in Bar (Montenegro) seven years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 4.0ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.4apg, 1.9spg.
Amparas has played previously for two other teams: PAOK Thessaloniki and Periko/Arhelaos.

AS Karditsas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dimitrios Kompodietas
Sokratis Psaropoulos
Thomas Amparas
Christos Zoitsakos

Forwards:
Serafeim Theos
Thanos Kamariotis

Center:
Vangelis Papadopoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mons-Hainaut lands Juvonte Reddic, ex Kolossos HH - by Eurobasket News

Belfius Mons-Hainaut (Euromillions League) tabbed 25-year old American forward Juvonte Reddic (206-113kg-92, college: VCU). He played most recently at Kolossos H Hotels in Greek A1 league. In 29 games he averaged 11.6ppg and 5.8rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Reddic played at another team Canton Charge in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 47 games he had 8.7ppg and 5.2rpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in D-League Central Division. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
Two years ago (a year after he left the college) Reddic was drafted by Canton Charge (D-League) in third round (53rd overall).
The former Virginia Commonwealth University staris in his fourth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Atlantic 10 Tournament for two years in a row (2013 and 2014). Reddic received also NABC Division I All-District 4 2nd Team award back in 2014 at his college time.
Reddic has played also professionally in Italy (VL Pesaro and Virtus Bologna).
He is described as: Long, athletic forward who can run the floor with the speed of the guards.

Belfius Mons-Hainaut roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Garlon Green
Chris Jones

Forwards:
Justin Cage
Juvonte Reddic
Matt Tiby

Center:
Xavier-Robert Francois

Coach: Daniel Goethals

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Den Helder signs rookie Tom Koopman - by Eurobasket News

The Bright Kings Den Helder (Eredivisie) inked Dutch center Tom Koopman (203-95kg). He just graduated from Citadel (NCAA). Koopman has played there for the last four years. In 32 games he recorded only 2.2ppg and 1.5rpg last season.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Koopman represented Holland at the European Championships U20 Division B in Szekesfehervar (Hungary) two years ago.

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

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Titanes Licey tabs Rashad Bell - by Eurobasket News

Titanes del Licey (LNB) inked experienced 35-year old American (has also Hungarian passport) forward Rashad Bell (203-82, college: Boston). He played most recently at Al Mina in Iraqi Superleague. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Iraqi League 2nd Team.
Among other achievements Bell's team made it to the Qatari Cup Final Four in 2016. He received also Asia-Basket.com All-Iraqi League Player of the Year award and Asia-Basket.com All-Iraqi League Import Player of the Year award back in 2014.
Bell is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to fourteen different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Bell has played previously professionally in Colombia (Guerreros), Finland, France, Italy, Korea, Philippines (Globalport), Sweden, Uruguay (Aguada), Venezuela (Guaiqueries), Hungary (Kormend and Szolnok), United Arab Emirates (Al Sharjah and Al Jazeera), Qatar (El Jaysh), Iraq (Duhok) and Dominican Republic (La Cancha and Reales de La Vega).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Titanes Licey.
Bell attended Boston until 2005 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Calero lands Louis Munks, ex Nift Al-Janoub - by Francisco Vega

Calero de Potosi (Libobasquet) tabbed 27-year old American guard Louis Munks (190-91kg-90, college: Prairie View A&M). He played most recently at Nift Al-Janoub in Iraqi Superleague. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Iraqi League 3rd Team. Munks also played that season for CEB Puerto Montt in Chilean Liga Nacional where in 37 games he averaged impressive 20.3ppg, 7.1rpg, 2.8apg and 1.7spg (in top 4) last season. It was a great year in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Chilean Liga Nacional Honorable Mention.
Munks' team made it to the Slovakian Cup Final Four in 2015.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Munks experienced life in four different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Munks has played previously professionally in Canada (Orangeville A's), Slovakia (SKP Banska Bystrica), Chile (Puente Alto) and Bolivia (Vikingos).
He attended Prairie View A&M University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ISRAEL  


Hapoel Beer Sheva inks Andell Cumberbatch, ex Oberwart - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Beer Sheva (National League) signed 24-year old American guard Andell Cumberbatch (196-88kg-93, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe). He played last season at Redwell Gunners Oberwart in Austrian A Bundesliga. In 41 games he had very impressive stats: 15.3ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.4apg and 1.8spg (in top 3). Cumberbatch helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Supercup final. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Austrian League 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game. Cumberbatch also played 10 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded also remarkable stats: 15.4ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.8apg and 2.2spg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Cumberbatch spent at Etha in Cypriot Division A. In 17 games he was fifth best scorer with high stats: 16.4ppg and averaged 7.1rpg, 1.9apg and 1.8spg (in top 4). He contributed to his team making it to the Cypriot Cup Semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Honorable Mention. The other team Cumberbatch played that season for was MMCITE Brno in Czech Republic NBL. In 10 games he got high stats: 16.0ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg.
Cumberbatch graduated from St.Bonaventure University in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.
He could be described: Very capable 3 point shooter that can attack the rim and finish above the rim. Good rebounder due to strength and wing span. Excellent perimeter defender. Able to guard multiple positions on the floor 1-4. Capable of playing the point guard spot. Good passing ability and willing passer. More comfortable of a scorer at the wing. Shot fakes and jab steps to drive the ball. Looking to make plays for others when driving. Wants to face-up in the post. Regularly drew the defensive assignment on the opponent's best scorer.

Hapoel Beer Sheva roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Anthony Fisher
Adi Cohen
Andell Cumberbatch
Amit Gershon

Forwards:
Storm Warren
Or Solomon
Ohad Cohen

Center:
Ben Eisenhardt

Coach: Yaniv Burger

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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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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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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Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv tabs DeAndre Kane, ex Sevilla - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) inked 28-year old American guard DeAndre Kane (193-91kg-89, college: Iowa State, agency: BeoBasket). He played most recently at Betis Energia Plus Sevilla in Spanish Liga Endesa. Kane managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 5 Liga Endesa games he averaged 9.0ppg, 7.2rpg and 2.2apg. He also spent pre-season at RETAbet (also in Liga Endesa) that year. The other team Kane played that season for was BC Nizhny Novgorod in Russian league where in 14 Eurocup games he had very impressive stats: 16.8ppg, 7.6rpg, 4.3apg and 1.5spg. He also played 17 games in VTB United League where he recorded also remarkable stats: 15.9ppg, 7.0rpg, 3.6apg and 2.2spg. A very good season in his career as he was selected 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
DeAndre Kane
Pierre Jackson
John DiBartolomeo

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

Center:
Alex Tyus

Coach: Neven Spahija

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DraganJankovski)

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VL Pesaro signs Zak Irvin - by Eurobasket News

Consultinvest VL Pesaro (Serie A) signed 23-year old American swingman Zak Irvin (198-98kg-94, college: Michigan). He was tested at Miami Heat in the NBA.
Irvin just graduated from University of Michigan and it is his first season as a pro. His team won Big Ten Tournament.

Consultinvest VL Pesaro roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pablo Bertone
Diego Monaldi
Zak Irvin
Dallas Moore

Forwards:
Eric Mika
Emmanuel Omogbo

Center:
Andrea Ancellotti

Coach: Spiro Leka

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

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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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Tindaro Gullo joins Green Basket 99 Palermo - by Eurobasket News

Green Basket 99 Palermo added to their roster 31-year old guard Tindaro Gullo (185-86). He played last season at Sport e Cultura Patti in the Serie B. In 24 games he had 12.5ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.1apg and 1.7spg. Serie C Silver will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Gullo's team won Italian B dilettanti Group D Regular Season in 2010.
He has played previously for three other teams: Basket Barcellona, Massafra and FP Sport Messina.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tortona tabs Melvin Johnson - by Eurobasket News

Orsi Derthona Basket Tortona (Serie A2) inked 24-year old American guard Melvin Johnson (193-88kg-93, college: VCU) from Unieuro Forli. In 20 Serie A2 games in Italy he averaged impressive 19.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.0apg and 1.4spg last season. Johnson also played that season for Openjobmetis VA (Serie A) where in 9 games he had 9.4ppg and 1.4rpg. He also played 9 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 8.1ppg and 1.3rpg.
Johnson has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Atlantic 10 Tournament in 2013, 2014 and 2016. Johnson received also NABC All-District 4 1st Team award in 2016 at his college time.
Johnson graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Orsi Derthona Basket Tortona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nicola Mei
Marco Spanghero
Melvin Johnson
Francesco Stefanelli
Davide Meluzzi

Forward:
Todor Radonjic

Centers:
Luca Garri
Francesco Quaglia
Milos Divac

Coach: Lorenzo Pansa

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lighthouse Conad Trapani lands Jesse Perry - by Andrea Centenari

Lighthouse Conad Trapani (Serie A2) tabbed 28-year old American forward Jesse Perry (200-100kg-89, college: Arizona) from Treviso Basket. In 36 Serie A2 games in Italy he averaged 12.8ppg, 9.0rpg and 1.8apg last season. He helped them to win the regular season.
The previous (15-16) season Perry played at Aomori Watts (BJ League) in Japan where in 52 games he had very impressive stats: 17.6ppg, 8.7rpg and 1.9apg.
He received NJCAA D1 All-America 1st Team award back in 2010 at his college time.
Perry is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in four different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Perry has played previously professionally also in Finland (Lapuan_Korikobrat), Lebanon (Hoops Club) and Lithuania (Siauliai).
He attended University of Arizona until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Perry's outlook: A very athletic forward with great scoring skills. Has a good timing for grabbing rebounds too, he's almost unstoppable when he drives to the basket.

Lighthouse Conad Trapani roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Stefano Bossi
Brandon Jefferson
Filippo Testa

Forwards:
Jesse Perry
Marco Mollura

Center:
Stefano Spizzichini

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ozzano adds Dordei to their roster - by Eurobasket News

New Flying Balls Ozzano dell Emilia (Serie C Gold) added to their roster experienced 36-year old ex-international forward Luigi Dordei (202-101kg-81). He played most recently at Bakery Piacentina in the Serie B. In 17 games he recorded 12.7ppg, 7.3rpg and 2.2apg in 2015-16 season. Serie C Gold will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Dordei helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B 3rd Team. He was a member of Italian Senior National Team back in 2003.
Dordei has spent his entire career in Italy playing for eight other teams: VL Pesaro, Banco di Srd, UBC, Imola, Imola, Vigevano, CZG Veroli and Basket Barcellona.
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Ozzano.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Made a succesful transition from the 3 to the 4 position, where he can take advantage from his quickness and impressive leaping ability. Great slasher and shot-blocker, is maybe too skinny, but showed to be very effective.

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

Guards:
Nunzio Corcelli
Mario Chiusolo
Aaron Lalanne
Mattia Masre

Forwards:
Luigi Dordei
Aldo Martini
Marco Morara
Francesco Magagnoli

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Teramo signs Valerio Staffieri - by Eurobasket News

Basket Teramo 2015 (Serie B) signed 25-year old swingman Valerio Staffieri (196-90kg-92) from Roma Vis Nova. In 31 Serie B games he had 5.6ppg and 3.5rpg last season.
Staffieri won Italian Serie B championship title in 2016.
He has played previously for three other teams: Roma Virtus, Eurobasket Roma and Scauri.

Basket Teramo 2015 roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Victorio_Gustavo Musso
Edoardo Piccinini

Forward:
Valerio Staffieri

Center:
Giacomo Cicognani

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Scandone Avellino keeps Parlato for another season - by Eurobasket News

Scandone Avellino (Serie A) re-signed 31-year old forward Salvatore Parlato (197-83kg-86). He has played there for the last two seasons. But in 6 Serie A games he recorded just 1.2ppg and 1.0rpg last season. Parlato helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. Parlato also played 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 4.0ppg and 1.0rpg.
He has played previously for five other teams: Gragnano, Salerno, Folgore, A.S.D. Pall. Benevento and Scafati Cesarano.

Scandone Avellino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ariel Filloy
Jason Rich
Bruno Fitipaldo
Dezmine Wells

Forwards:
Salvatore Parlato
Andrea Zerini
Thomas Scrubb

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Padova keeps Canelo for another season - by Eurobasket News

Virtus Padova (Serie B) re-signed 28-year old naturalized Dominican guard Jean Carlos Canelo (188-82kg-89, agency: Interperformances). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 28 Serie B games he recorded 14.5ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.4apg and 1.3spg last season.
Canelo's team won Italian A dilettanti Group B Regular Season in 2009.
He has played previously for six other teams: Lighthouse Conad Trapani, Latina Basket, Virtus Bologna, Padova Broetto, CUS Torino and Bologna.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A talented young player who uses well both hands and has great ball control and passing skills. He's working to add a reliable shot and needs of some more playing time.

Virtus Padova roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jean_Carlos Canelo
Andrea Piazza

Forwards:
Enrico Crosato
Marco Lazzaro

Center:
Claudio Nobile

Coach: Daniele Rubini

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gaudiano re-signs at Castellaneta - by Eurobasket News

Valentino Basket Castellaneta (Serie C Silver) confirmed in their roster 25-year old swingman Damiano Gaudiano (190-92). He has played there for the last two seasons.

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Patti keeps Mazzullo for another season - by Eurobasket News

Sport e Cultura Patti (Serie B) re-signed 19-year old power forward Alberto Mazzullo (198-98). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 13 Serie B games he recorded just 2.2ppg and 2.5rpg last season.

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Forino re-signs at Angri - by Eurobasket News

ASD Angri Pallacanestro (Serie C Silver) confirmed in their roster experienced 39-year old power forward Francesco Forino (200-78). He played there last season.
Forino has spent his entire career in Italy playing for two other teams: Marigliano and Scafati Cesarano.
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Angri.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Paolo Paci joins Salerno - by Eurobasket News

Virtus Arechi Salerno (Serie B) agreed terms with 27-year old power forward Paolo Paci (204-101kg-90). He played last season at Andrea Costa Imola in Italian Serie A2. In 12 games he had 4.3ppg and 2.6rpg. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Paci also played that season for Mec-Energy Roseto (Serie A) where in 15 games he recorded 3.3ppg and 2.3rpg.
He represented Italy at the Albert Schweitzer International Tournament in Mannheim (Unofficial World Championships U18) nine years ago.
Paci has played previously for six other teams: Mens Sana 1871 Siena, Jesi, Novipiu Casale, Cecina, Omegna and Valenza.
On Paci: A front court player who can use booth his hands offensively. Needs to improve his athletic skills. Has a great timing at grabbing rebounds at both ends of the court.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Imola lands Alessandro Ranocchi - by Eurobasket News

NPC Virtus Imola (Serie C Gold) tabbed 19-year old guard Alessandro Ranocchi (186-98) from For Pontevecchio Bologna. Ranocchi also played that season for Virtus Bologna (Serie A2). But in only one game he did not score anything.

NPC Virtus Imola roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lorenzo Dalpozzo
Alessandro Ranocchi
Alessandro Nucci

Forward:
Daniele Casadei

Center:
Giammarco Sangiorgi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ryan Arcidiacono (ex JuveCaserta) joins the Bulls - by Eurobasket News

Chicago Bulls added to their roster 23-year old Italian guard Ryan Arcidiacono (190-88kg-94, college: Villanova). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Arcidiacono was about to sign at JuveCaserta in Italian Serie A. The last season he played at another team Austin Toros where in 47 games he had 6.5ppg, 3.7rpg and 3.8apg.
Arcidiacono has never been drafted by the NBA.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won NCAA championship title in 2016. Arcidiacono was also voted All-Big East 2nd Team in 2016 at his college time. Arcidiacono was a member of Italian Senior National Team in 2014.
He has played previously for San Antonio Spurs.
Arcidiacono attended Villanova University until 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.
On Arcidiacono: A completely skilled PG, with good court vision and scoring ability. Has yet upside, because he seems a natural-born leader on the court and fights on every ball. Very promising even at European top level.
Diallo Cheick: 9 games: 12.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 2.1bpg, FGP: 51.6%, FT: 73.7% Eddie Jarell: 25 games: 11.1ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 53.3%, 3PT: 33.6%, FT: 87.5% Jefferson Cory: 42 games: 15.8ppg, 8.4rpg, FGP: 49.4%, 3PT: 38.4%, FT: 81.4% Johnson Orlando: 13 games: 17.2ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 49.2%, 3PT: 27.5%, FT: 77.4% Ledbetter Jeff: 38 games: 9.6ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.2apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 56.7%, 3PT: 48.4%, FT: 86.1%
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Chicago Bulls roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Justin Holiday
David Nwaba
Ryan Arcidiacono
Antonio Blakeney

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Betaland Cdo lands Justin Edwards - by Eurobasket News

Betaland Capo d'Orlando (Serie A) tabbed 25-year old Canadian guard Justin Edwards (190-91kg-92, college: Kansas State). He played most recently at Alba in Hungarian A Division. In 35 games he averaged 14.3ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.1apg and 1.3spg last season. Edwards helped them to win the league title and the cup. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected 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 had very impressive 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 in pro basketball.

Betaland Capo d'Orlando roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gary Talton
Justin Edwards
Mario Ihring

Forwards:
Jakub Wojciechowski
Arnoldas Kulboka

Center:
Andrea Donda

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Jasen re-signs at Weber Bahia - by Eurobasket News

Weber Bahia Blanca Basket (LigaA) confirmed in their roster experienced 39-year old Argentinian ex-international small forward Hernan Jasen (199-78). He is a dual citizen owning also Italian passport. Jasen has played there for the last five seasons. In 45 LigaA games he had 5.6ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.0apg last season. He played in the final of Liga Americas.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Jasen was voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Honorable Mention back in 2011.
He also represented Argentina at the Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) five years ago. Jasen's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 7 games: 2.3ppg, 1.3rpg.
Jasen's career allowed him to visit three different continents. He tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. Jasen has played previously professionally also in Spain (Movil Estudiantes, Sevilla and Gijon).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Weber Bahia.
On Jasen: Very good stealer and average perimeter defense, needs to improve its three point shooting percentage. He's now matured to a team leader, knows the game, does everytime the thing the team needs of.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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CR Vasco Da Gama tabs Fulvio de Assis - by Paulo Freire

CR Vasco Da Gama Rio de Janeiro (NBB) inked experienced 36-year old Brazilian international point guard Fulvio de Assis (188-81) from Uniceub/BRB/Brasilia. He has played there for the last three years. In 30 NBB games he averaged 11.0ppg, 3.9rpg, 7.4apg (leader !!!) and 1.3spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian League 2nd Team, All-Star Game and All-Domestic Players Team.
Among other achievements de Assis' team made it to the National League Semifinals in 2004, 2005, 2013 and 2016. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Paulista League Player of the Year award and Latinbasket.com All-Paulista League Domestic Player of the Year award back in 2012.
He has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport.
de Assis 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: 9.4ppg, 1.6rpg, Assists-2 (6.4apg), 1.0spg, FGP: 62.5%, 3PT: 38.5%, FT: 85.7%.
de Assis 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 (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). de Assis has played previously professionally in Spain (CB Granada), Brazil (Vivo/Franca, COC Ribeirao, Assis Basket and Sao Jose/Vinac), Poland (TKM Wloclawek), Venezuela (Trotamundos) and Italy (Roseto).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at CR Vasco Da Gama Rio de Janeiro.
de Assis' game is described as: A quick point guard who drives hard and looks to score; very good passer, great court vision;.

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

Guards:
Fulvio de_Assis
Welington Dos_Santos
David Jackson
Andre Stefanelli
Guilherme Pereira
Adriano Figueiredo

Forwards:
Guilherme Giovannoni
Renato Carbonari

Center:
Rafael De_Araujo

Coach: Dede Barbosa

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Kevin Brigato joins Omegna - by Eurobasket News

Fulgor Omegna (Serie B) agreed terms with 19-year old guard Kevin Brigato (193-85kg-98). He has played for the last two seasons at the junior team of Piacenza in the Serie A2. Serie A2 was a little too high level for him, where in two games he did not score anything. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.

Fulgor Omegna roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alexander Simoncelli
Tommaso Milani
Francesco Villa
Kevin Brigato

Forwards:
Francesco Fratto
Marco Arrigoni

Center:
Marcelo Dip

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Mega Bemax lands Dylan Ennis - by Eurobasket News

BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica (KLS) tabbed 26-year old Jamaican ex-international point guard Dylan Ennis (187-87kg-91). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Canadian passport. Ennis just graduated from Oregon (NCAA). In 39 games he averaged 10.9ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.1apg and 1.1spg last season. He helped them to make it to the final and they also made it to the NCAA Final Four. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to All-Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention.
As mentioned above Ennis is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
His college team won Big East Tournament in 2015.
Ennis also represented Jamaica at the Centrobasket in San Juan (Puerto Rico) five years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: 8.3ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.5apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 56.5%, 3PT: 27.8%, FT: 75.0%.

BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Rebic
Dylan Ennis
Novak Music
Nemanja Kapetanovic

Forwards:
Andrija Marjanovic
Stefan Fundic

Center:
Predrag Samardziski

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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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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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Hitachi Sunrockers keep Sacre for another season - by Eurobasket News

Hitachi SunRockers Tokyo-Shibuya (B League) re-signed 28-year old Canadian center Robert Sacre (213-118kg-89, college: Gonzaga). He was a team leader there last season. In 34 B League games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.8ppg, 8.8rpg and 1.4apg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese B League Honorable Mention.
In 2012 Sacre was drafted by Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) in second round (60th overall). The former Gonzaga University staris in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Sacre played in the final of WCC Tournament in 2008, 2010 and 2012. He received also All-WCC Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2012 at his college time.
Sacre was also a member of Canadian international program for some years. He played for Canadian Senior National Team between 2009 and 2015 and previously for U18 National Team in 2006.
Sacre represented Canada at the FIBA Americas in Mexico two years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 4.1ppg, 2.1rpg.
Sacre has played previously professionally in NBA (New Orleans Pelicans and LA Lakers) and NBA G League (Los Angeles D-Fenders).
His game is described as: Known for his shot-blocking at Gonzaga, this seven footer is a very good defender and has team mentality. Plus, he brings scoring, energy and the right "chemistry" to his team. He often plays small, not using his size and strength advantages to bully opponents … Lacks length. Arms appear to be very short for his height ... Not a great leaper; doesn't explode off the floor.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @Edge_Sports)

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Lucas starts his pro career at Toyota Alvark - by Eurobasket News

Toyota Alvark Tokyo (B League) agreed terms with 24-year old American forward Landen Lucas (208-109kg-93, agency: Duran International). Lucas just graduated from Kansas (NCAA). He has played there for the last five years. In 34 games he had 7.8ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.1apg and 1.0bpg last season. Lucas helped them to win the regular season and they also made it to the NCAA Elite Eight. Quite impressive season as he was named to All-Big 12 Honorable Mention.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Lucas' college team won Big 12 Tournament in 2016.
He represented USA at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Lucas' team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: 2.8ppg, 5.5rpg.

Toyota Alvark Tokyo roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Seiya Ando

Forwards:
Jawad Williams
Landen Lucas

Center:
Alex Kirk

Coach: Luka Pavicevic

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Partizan lands Jamie Skeen, ex Peja - by Eurobasket News

BC Partizan NiS Beograd (KLS) tabbed 29-year old American forward Jamie Skeen (205-100kg-88, college: VCU). He played most recently at Peja in Kosovan SuperLeague. In 9 games he averaged 12.1ppg, 9.3rpg and 2.3apg last season. Skeen also played 12 games in Balkan League where he had 11.3ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.4apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Skeen has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
He played in the final of Belgian League in 2015.
Skeen is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in five different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Skeen has played previously professionally in France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket), Israel (Ironi Ashkelon and Maccabi Ashdod), Italy (Sutor Montegranaro), Puerto Rico (Gallitos) and Belgium (Belfius Mons Hainaut).
He attended Virginia Commonwealth University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Skeen's outlook: Can play the 4 and the 5 positions with the thame effectiveness. Offensively, has e good foot work inside and he's a good decision maker, with team mentality. Can hit the basket shooting in front of it and isn' t afraid to bang with larger and heavier opponents.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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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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Alexander Perez Kaufmann (ex San Lorenzo) signs at VEF Riga - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion VEF Riga (LBL) landed 24-year old Mexican point guard Alexander Perez Kaufmann (191-93, agency: Pro Sports). He played most recently at San Lorenzo in Argentinian LigaA. Perez Kaufmann managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 19 LigaA games he averaged 5.9ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.5apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). Perez Kaufmann also played that season for Soles in Mexican LNBP where in 21 games he had very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 4.3rpg, 7.0apg (leader !!!) and 1.1spg (in top 2). He contributed to his team making it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Mexican LNBP 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team. The other team Perez Kaufmann played that season for was Maccabi Haifa (Winner League) in Israel. In 11 games he recorded 10.7ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.7apg (leader !!!) and 1.9spg (in top 2).
And here thanks to pro basketball Perez Kaufmann experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Perez Kaufmann has played previously professionally in Venezuela (Bucaneros).

VEF Riga roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Artis Ate
Antwan Scott
Alexander Perez_Kaufmann

Center:
Klavs Cavars

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Peterson comes back to Valka/Valga - by Eurobasket News

Valka/Valga (LBL) kept in their roster 27-year old Estonian forward Robert Peterson (193-88kg-90). It is actually his comeback to Valga as he has played here before. Peterson played last season also at BC Valga-Valka/Maks&Moorits in Estonian Alexela KML. In 25 games he recorded just 2.1ppg and 1.6rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Peterson played at BC Rakvere (also in Alexela KML). But in 10 games he averaged only 0.8ppg and 1.1rpg. He also played 7 games in Baltic League, but he had only 0.4ppg.
Peterson's team made it to the Estonian Cup final in 2015.

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Spartak Primorie Vladivostok tabs Artjoms Butjankovs, ex Liepaja/Triobet - by Eurobasket News

Spartak Primorie Vladivostok (Superleague 1) inked 26-year old Latvian power forward Artjoms Butjankovs (205-100kg-91). He played most recently at Liepaja/Triobet in Latvian LBL league. In 30 games he averaged 14.8ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.3apg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. Butjankovs also played 9 games in Baltic League where he was third best scorer with 14.1ppg and recorded 5.8rpg and 1.3apg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season Butjankovs played at BK Ventspils (also in LBL). In 38 games he had 6.6ppg and 3.9rpg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Butjankovs also played 11 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 4.4ppg and 3.6rpg.
Among other achievements Butjankovs' team won Latvian League Regular Season for two years in a row (2014 and 2015).
He represented Latvia at the European Championships U20 in Bilbao (Spain) six years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 4.3ppg, 1.9rpg.
Butjankovs has played also professionally for other Latvian teams like Valmiera, Barons Riga, Keizarmezs, ASK/Juniors and BA Riga.

Spartak Primorie Vladivostok roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ivan Savelyev
Andrey Mateyunas
Viktor Zaryazhko
Maksim Sakharov

Forward:
Igor Smygin

Centers:
Maxim Krivosheev
Artjoms Butjankovs

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Neuchatel tabs Spencer Parker, ex Juventus - by Eurobasket News

Union Neuchatel Basket (LNA) inked 24-year old American forward Spencer Parker (201-95kg-93, college: Bowling Green, agency: Inception Sports). He played most recently at Juventus in Lithuanian LKL league, but left the team in Feb.'17. In 19 games he averaged 4.7ppg and 1.5rpg last season. Parker also played 18 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 3.0ppg and 2.1rpg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the MAC Tournament Semifinals in 2016. Parker received also All-MAC Honorable Mention award in 2016 at his college time.
Parker graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Union Neuchatel Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Cedric Mafuta
Tayloe Taylor
Brian Savoy
Bryan Colon

Forwards:
Andre Williamson
Eric Fongue
Spencer Parker
Kevin Monteiro
Ardit Osmanaj

Centers:
David Ramseier
Kaanu Olaniyi

Coach: Vladimir Ruzicic

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Siauliai lands Evaldas Saulys - by Eurobasket News

BC Siauliai (LKL) landed 24-year old guard Evaldas Saulys (190-81kg-93). He played most recently at Suduva-Mantinga in the NKL. In 48 games he averaged 14.6ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.9apg and 2.2spg (in top 5) last season. Saulys helped them to win the NKL title (twice) (also twice). It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian NKL 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season Saulys played at Mazeikiai (also in NKL) where in 42 games he had 12.0ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.9apg and 1.4spg.
Saulys is a member of Lithuanian University National Team.
He has played previously for Silute.

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Siauliai lands Arminas Urbutis - by Eurobasket News

BC Siauliai (LKL) landed 31-year old power forward Arminas Urbutis (206-100kg-86, college: Hofstra, agency: Octagon Europe). He played most recently at Juventus in the LKL, but left. In 7 games he averaged 13.1ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.0apg last season. Urbutis also played 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 10.0ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg. His team made it to the League Semifinals in 2013 and 2016.
Urbutis received CAA All-Academic 2nd Team award back in 2009 at his college time.
Urbutis was a member of Lithuanian U20 National Team in 2006.
He is a very experienced player. Urbutis has played also professionally in France (ADA Blois), Italy (MIA-RO Cantu, VL Pesaro and Grissin Bon RE) and Ukraine (Mykolaiv).
He attended Hofstra University until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gudaitis is close to sign at Valencia - by Eurobasket News

Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) is in talks to land 24-year old Lithuanian international power forward Arturas Gudaitis (211-116kg-93). The last season Gudaitis played at Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL where in 41 games he had 11.4ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.2bpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team. Gudaitis also played 9 games in Eurocup where he recorded 13.2ppg, 8.3rpg (#2 in the league) and 1.9bpg.
Two years ago Gudaitis was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (47th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Lithuanian Cup for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
Gudaitis has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2012.
Gudaitis also represented Lithuania at the European Championships U18 in Wroclaw (Poland) six years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 11.3ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.2spg, Blocks-3 (1.4bpg), FGP: 49.2%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 67.3%.
Gudaitis has played previously for five other Lithuanian teams: Zalgiris, Nafta-Uni-Akvaservis Klaipeda, Zalgiris II Kaunas, Gargzdai Bremena and Klaipedos LCC TU.
On Gudaitis: A very promising center, who is yet abole to spend time on the court at Euroleague level, grabbing rebounds, blocking the veteran opponents' shots and scoring. He seems very solid minded and has nice upside.

Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Antoine Diot
Erick Green
Guillem Vives
Andres Rico

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

Centers:
Arturas Gudaitis
Tryggvi Hlinason

Coach: Jesus Vidorreta

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Boncourt adds Danys to their roster - by Eurobasket News

BC Boncourt Red Team (LNA) added to their roster 32-year old Lithuanian forward Raimundas Danys (198-97kg-85, agency: Octagon Europe) from Union Neuchatel Basket. In 24 LNA games in Switzerland he recorded 10.5ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.4apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Danys played at CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu in Romanian Liga Nationala where in 9 games he averaged impressive 15.6ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.6apg. He also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had very remarkable stats: 20.0ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.0apg. The other team Danys played that season for was Juventus in Lithuanian LKL. In 23 games he got 3.0ppg and 1.5rpg. He also played 11 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 3.8ppg and 1.4rpg.
Danys' team made it to the League Semifinals in 2013.
He has played previously professionally in Latvia (Barons Riga and Saldus) and Lithuania (Neptunas, Suduva, Mazeikiai, LKKA-Atletas and Palanga).

BC Boncourt Red Team roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marc Seylan
Brandon Brown
Marlon Kessler

Forwards:
Raimundas Danys
Juraj Kozic
Amir Savon
Alioune Tew

Center:
Amir Williams

By Eurobasket Data Center

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P.Zvaigzdes keep Balashov for another season - by Eurobasket News

Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys (LKL) re-signed 26-year old Russian international forward Nikita Balashov (207-90kg-91, agency: Alti Sport). He played there last season. In 28 LKL games he averaged 7.3ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.0bpg. Balashov also played 14 games in Baltic League where he had 10.7ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.2apg and 1.4bpg. He helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season Balashov played at Lokomotiv in Russian league. But in three Euroleague games he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound and 2 assists. His team made it to the Euroleague Final Four. Balashov also played 14 games in VTB United League where he recorded just 2.6ppg and 1.4rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Among other achievements Balashov received Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
He has been also a member of Russian international program for some years. Balashov has regularly played for Russian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
He also represented Russia at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
Balashov has played previously for six other Russian teams: Dynamo Moscow, Krasnie Krilya, Khimki, Dynamo Moscow 2nd team, BC Khimky Moscow Region 2nd team and Lokomotiv Kuban 2nd team.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  MEXICO  


Alexander Perez Kaufmann (ex San Lorenzo) signs at VEF Riga - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion VEF Riga (LBL) landed 24-year old Mexican point guard Alexander Perez Kaufmann (191-93, agency: Pro Sports). He played most recently at San Lorenzo in Argentinian LigaA. Perez Kaufmann managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 19 LigaA games he averaged 5.9ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.5apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). Perez Kaufmann also played that season for Soles in Mexican LNBP where in 21 games he had very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 4.3rpg, 7.0apg (leader !!!) and 1.1spg (in top 2). He contributed to his team making it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Mexican LNBP 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team. The other team Perez Kaufmann played that season for was Maccabi Haifa (Winner League) in Israel. In 11 games he recorded 10.7ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.7apg (leader !!!) and 1.9spg (in top 2).
And here thanks to pro basketball Perez Kaufmann experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Perez Kaufmann has played previously professionally in Venezuela (Bucaneros).

VEF Riga roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Artis Ate
Antwan Scott
Alexander Perez_Kaufmann

Center:
Klavs Cavars

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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  MONACO  


Monaco U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Monaco U16 National Team 2017
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Clement Fabre
Fabre
Maxime Bojnourdi
Bojnourdi
Sacha Piras
Piras
Florian Sanchez
Sanchez
Maxime Journoud
Journoud
#e#5
4Clement Fabre 170-SG-02
5Lucas Nicolas 175-PG-01
6Maxime Bojnourdi 168-SF-02
7Sacha Piras 164-PG-01
8Florian Sanchez 163-PG-03
9Maxime Journoud 178-SF-03
10Larry Choquard 180-C-02
11Adrien Rousseau 164-SG-02
12Nicolas Vanel 168-SG-03
13Axel Chapey 165-SG-03
14Vincent Vermillac 181-F-01
15Jordan Ratton 196-C-01

Ludivine Fraget Head Coach
Nordine Boudaoud Assistant



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  MONTENEGRO  


Octavius Ellis (ex Mornar Bar) agreed terms with Enisey - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarsk (VTB) inked 24-year old American center Octavius Ellis (208-104kg-93, college: Cincinnati). He played most recently at Mornar Bar in Montenegrin Erste Liga. Ellis managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 25 ABA League games he recorded 10.1ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.0apg and 1.6bpg. He also played 8 games in Erste Liga where he averaged 12.8ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3bpg. Ellis helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Montenegrin League Import Player of the Year, Center of the Year and voted to 1st Team. And finally Ellis contributed to 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 9.3ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.1spg and 1.4bpg.
Ellis graduated from University of Cincinnati in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Enisey Krasnoyarsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasili Zavoruev
Zabian Dowdell
Sergey Mitusov

Forwards:
Aleksandr Pavlov
Suleiman Braimoh
Igor Kanygin

Center:
Octavius Ellis

Coach: Oleg Okulov

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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  NBA  


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 Pelicans bring in Darius Miller, ex Brose Bask. - by Eurobasket News

New Orleans Pelicans (NBA) inked 27-year old guard Darius Miller (202-103kg-90, college: Kentucky). Miller has played for the last two years at Brose Baskets Bamberg in German BBL league. In 38 games he averaged 10.0ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.3apg last season. Miller helped them to win the league title and the cup. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game. Miller also played 30 games in Euroleague where he had 12.2ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.0apg.
In 2012 Miller was drafted by New Orleans Hornets in second round (46th overall). He attended University of Kentucky and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Miller represented USA at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 6.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 61.5%.
Miller has played previously for two other NBA teams: LA Clippers and Iowa Energy.
His game is described as: (by Tyler Ingle for NBADraft.net in 2012)
Has nice size for a small forward, standing 6'7.5" in shoes with a 6'9" wingspan … Strong frame … Quick trigger on the perimeter … Squares up to the basket efficiently … A very good spot-up shooter that moves well without the basketball. Despite improved ball-handling ability, is not the type of player to attack the rim
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By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ryan Arcidiacono (ex JuveCaserta) joins the Bulls - by Eurobasket News

Chicago Bulls added to their roster 23-year old Italian guard Ryan Arcidiacono (190-88kg-94, college: Villanova). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Arcidiacono was about to sign at JuveCaserta in Italian Serie A. The last season he played at another team Austin Toros where in 47 games he had 6.5ppg, 3.7rpg and 3.8apg.
Arcidiacono has never been drafted by the NBA.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won NCAA championship title in 2016. Arcidiacono was also voted All-Big East 2nd Team in 2016 at his college time. Arcidiacono was a member of Italian Senior National Team in 2014.
He has played previously for San Antonio Spurs.
Arcidiacono attended Villanova University until 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.
On Arcidiacono: A completely skilled PG, with good court vision and scoring ability. Has yet upside, because he seems a natural-born leader on the court and fights on every ball. Very promising even at European top level.
Diallo Cheick: 9 games: 12.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 2.1bpg, FGP: 51.6%, FT: 73.7% Eddie Jarell: 25 games: 11.1ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 53.3%, 3PT: 33.6%, FT: 87.5% Jefferson Cory: 42 games: 15.8ppg, 8.4rpg, FGP: 49.4%, 3PT: 38.4%, FT: 81.4% Johnson Orlando: 13 games: 17.2ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 49.2%, 3PT: 27.5%, FT: 77.4% Ledbetter Jeff: 38 games: 9.6ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.2apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 56.7%, 3PT: 48.4%, FT: 86.1%
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Chicago Bulls roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Justin Holiday
David Nwaba
Ryan Arcidiacono
Antonio Blakeney

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Walton's pro career starts at Miami Heat - by Eurobasket News

Miami Heat tabbed 22-year old guard Derrick Walton (185-86kg-95). He just graduated from Michigan (NCAA). Walton has played there for the last four years. In 38 games he averaged impressive 15.5ppg, 4.8rpg, 5.0apg and 1.1spg last season. Walton helped them to win Big Ten Tournament and they also made it to the NCAA Sweet 16. He can count that season as a very successful as All-Big Ten All-Tournament MVP, selected to All-Big Ten 2nd Team and selected to Big Ten All-Tournament Team.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
As mentioned above Walton is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
He received HS Michigan Gatorade Player of the Year award back in 2013 at his college time.

Miami Heat roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dion Waiters
Derrick Walton
Matt Williams

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Miami Heat signs rookie Matt Williams in his first year in pro basketball - by Eurobasket News

Miami Heat strengthened their roster with addition of guard Matt Williams (196-100kg). Williams just graduated from Cent.Florida (NCAA). He has played there for the last five years. In 36 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.9apg last season. Williams helped them to make it to the semifinals. and they also made it to the NIT Final Four.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
As mentioned above Williams is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

Miami Heat roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dion Waiters
Matt Williams

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Reports: Derrick Rose to sign with Cleveland Cavaliers - by Eurobasket News

Derrick Rose (6'3''-G-88, college: Memphis)'s prolonged search for a new home is reportedly at an end. The one-time league MVP is set to sign with the defending Eastern Conference champion Cavaliers according to The Vertical's Shams Charania. The news comes just days after reports surfaced that Cavaliers star guard Kyrie Irving (6'3''-G-92, college: Duke) had requested a trade from the franchise. Irving, whose clutch three-pointer helped seal Cleveland's first and only NBA title in 2016, has reportedly surprised the Cavaliers with his desire to leave a team that has made the NBA Finals each of the last three seasons. Whereas Irving reportedly wants to leave a contender in order to lead his own team, Rose appears to be on the opposite side of his career arc. Knee injuries have taken their toll on the former Bulls superstar over the years, leaving him the option of playing the role of support to LeBron James (6'8''-SF-84) and the Cavaliers for a chance at an NBA championship. Rose has not played in more than 66 games since his MVP campaign in 2010-11 with Chicago. His numbers with the Knicks last year -- 18.0 points per game on 47-percent shooting -- were his best since his heyday in the Windy City.
Courtesy of: nba.com



Cavaliers Hire Koby Altman As GM - by Eurobasket News

The Cavaliers have named Koby Altman their new GM, according to the team's website. Altman, who spent the last five seasons with the franchise, was promoted to Assistant GM in September of 2016. He's been serving as the interim GM since the team parted with David Griffin . 'Over the past month, Koby Altman has led our front office group through this transition period, impressing many inside the franchise and outside the organization, as well,' Owner Dan Gilbert said. 'We are very excited that he will now be officially leading the basketball side of our franchise. Koby has the credentials, knowledge, experience and instincts to be an outstanding General Manager. 'In addition to these positive attributes and outstanding relationships around the league, Koby will inspire and impact the best possible culture throughout the organization. We are going to see a capable and passionate leader who will also cultivate new ideas and innovation. The speed of the game is ever faster on the court and in the front offices around our league. I am confident that Koby is equipped and prepared to lead and succeed in this dynamic environment.' Gilbert added that other front office moves are expected to take place. 'We are looking forward to announcing additional restructuring involving these remarkable executives in the very near future,' said Gilbert. Altman has his work cut out for him in Cleveland. Kyrie Irving recently requested a trade and as Austin Kent of Hoops Rumors noted, the organization may have helped itself in trade negotiations by legitimizing Altman's role.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



David Morway, Justin Zanik Hired By Jazz - by Eurobasket News

The Utah Jazz have hired Justin Zanik and David Morway as the top front office executives working under Dennis Lindsay. Morway began working for the Jazz last season. Morway has prior front office experience with the Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers. Zanik rejoins the Jazz after spending one season with the Bucks.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



Iwundu's pro career starts at Orlando Magic - by Eurobasket News

Orlando Magic landed 23-year old forward Wesley Iwundu (201-93kg-94). He just graduated from Kansas State University (NCAA). Iwundu has played there for the last four years. In 35 games he averaged 13.0ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.5apg and 1.0spg last season. Iwundu helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to All-Big 12 3rd Team.
This summer Iwundu was drafted by the Magic in second round (33rd overall). He just graduated from Kansas State University and it is his first season in pro basketball.

Orlando Magic roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Shelvin Mack
Jonathan Simmons

Forwards:
Marreese Speights
Wesley Iwundu

Center:
Khem Birch

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  NCAA1  


Pat Monaghan Named Assistant Basketball Coach at Milwaukee - by Eurobasket News

HoopDirt.com has mentioned this move a couple of times over the last few weeks. It's now been made official…Milwaukee men's basketball head coach Patrick Baldwin announced the hiring of Pat Monaghan as an assistant coach. The hiring of Monaghan rounds out Baldwin's coaching staff. 'I am very fortunate to have Pat join our Panther family,' Baldwin said. 'Pat is an extremely hard-working and loyal coach who dedicates himself to basketball. I have seen his work ethic firsthand and know he will give everything he has to the Panther program. Pat will attack recruiting and work to put us in prime position with student-athletes at all levels.' Monaghan joins Baldwin at UWM following six seasons at Minnesota State University. In addition to being an assistant coach, Monaghan was also the recruiting coordinator for the Mavericks. While working under six-time league coach of the year Matt Margenthaler, Monaghan helped the Mavericks - one of the top NCAA Division II programs in the nation - to NCAA Tournament appearances four times and also to a pair of Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference titles. He has also helped guide over a dozen players to All-NSIC honors in his tenure. The team tied the school record with 28 wins in 2012-13 and topped that with a 30-5 mark in 2013-14. The Mavs won 20 or more games each of his final five campaigns. A native of Chicago, Ill., Monaghan came to Minnesota State from Loyola University Chicago where he served as the team's Director of Basketball Operations in his first stint with Baldwin. Prior to his time in Chicago, Monaghan was an assistant coach at Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kan., for two seasons. While at Coffeyville, he helped guide the Ravens to a 24-8 record in 2008-09, including a Jayhawk East Conference Championship. He also spent two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Wayne State College (Neb.). Monaghan began his playing career in 2002 at Harper Community College before transferring to Lewis University where he played for the Flyers from 2004-06.
Courtesy of: hoopdirt.com




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  NEW ZEALAND  


Boncourt lands Amir Williams, ex Taylor Hawks - by Eurobasket News

BC Boncourt Red Team (LNA) landed 25-year old American center Amir Williams (211-113kg-92, college: Ohio State). He played in the summer at Taylor Hawks in New Zealand NBL league. In 14 games he averaged 13.5ppg, 9.9rpg (#3 in the league), 1.7apg and 1.6bpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Australiabasket.com All-New Zealand NBL Center of the Year and selected to Honorable Mention. The last season Williams played at another team Iowa Energy in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 29 games he had 5.2ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.3bpg. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Australiabasket.com All-New Zealand NBL Center of the Year and selected to Honorable Mention.
Two years ago Williams was drafted by Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League) in first round (6th overall).
The former Ohio State staris in his third season in pro basketball.
Williams won D-League Soutwest Division championship title in 2016.
He has played also professionally in Georgia (Energy Invest).

BC Boncourt Red Team roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marc Seylan
Marlon Kessler

Forwards:
Juraj Kozic
Amir Savon
Alioune Tew

Center:
Amir Williams

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Isaac Fotu (ex Zaragoza) signs at Ratiopharm - by Eurobasket News

Ratiopharm Ulm (BBL) landed 24-year old New Zealander international forward Isaac Fotu (203-104kg-93, college: Hawaii). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Tongan passport. Fotu has played for the last two years at Tecnyconta Zaragoza in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 32 games he averaged 9.5ppg and 5.7rpg last season.
Fotu received All-Big West 1st Team award back in 2014 at his college time.
Fotu also represented New Zealand at the FIBA Oceania Championships two years ago.
He has played previously professionally also in Australia (New Zealand Breakers).
Fotu attended University of Hawaii until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A young fiorward with huge international experience and winning mentality. Has great spin moves, can easily dunk and can score. Also, he can played tough-as-nails defense. Great upside for the SF position.

Ratiopharm Ulm roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Toure Murry
Ismet Akpinar
Marcell Pongo

Forwards:
Ryan Thompson
Luke Harangody
Da'Sean Butler
Isaac Fotu

Centers:
Tim Ohlbrecht
Till Pape

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  NICARAGUA  


Jaca number one in Nicaraguan LNB for round 3 - by Eurobasket News

Cuban Forward Jordany Jaca (196-F-83) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Bufalos, receiving a Latinbasket.com LNB Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 34-year old player had a double-double of 33 points and 12 rebounds, while his team The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Bufalos was forced-out from the top positions in Nicaraguan LNB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Bufalos will need to avoid more loses keep or improve their 3-1 record. Jaca has many years of experience at Bufalos, through which he has constantly improved. Jordany Jaca has solid league stats. He is league's best scorer averaging so far 19.5ppg. Jaca is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 10.0rpg) and averages impressive 2.3spg and 233.3% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was another Bufalos' star - 26-year old American Reginald Brown (202-C-91). Brown had a very good evening with a double-double of 14 points and 13 rebounds. Bad luck as Bufalos was edged by Toros (3-0) 99-96. 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. Brown is one of the most experienced players at Bufalos and similarly like Jordany Jaca has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 14.3ppg (#9). He also registered 10.8 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was Costa Rican forward Marcos Castrillo (201-F) of league's top team Toros. Castrillo scored 20 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Toros, leading his team to a 99-96 win against #2 ranked Bufalos in a game of the week. Toros started extremely well this year. They recorded 3 victories without losing a single game. Castrillo turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Castrillo has a great season in Nicaragua. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.3ppg (5th best) and rebounds with 12.7rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Quinton Doggett (206-F-90) of Bufalos - 23 points and 6 rebounds
5. Aramie Brooks (203-F/C-87) of Toros - 16 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Carlos Gonzalez (177-PG-80) of Bufalos - 17 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
7. David Toruno (G-94) of Toros - 21 points and 4 assists
8. Ryann Abraham (182-PG-87) of Toros - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Noel Mackenzie (188-G-78) of Bufalos - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Serbio Abea (191-F-78) of Leones - 22 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)



Icevic takes a 9-1 record on top of LMB - by Eurobasket News

Icevic took 9-1 record on top of LMB. In the latest games they beat Unitec 86-55 and then overcame Banco Atlantida 64-51 in the top game of the round. Banco Atlantida is second with an 8-2 record. Ingenieros is third with a 7-3 record, while Grupo Atlantida is 4th with a 6-4 record. They posted a 60-50 win over Unitec.


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





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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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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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KSK Notec Inowroclaw inks Lukasz Paul - by Greg

KSK Notec Inowroclaw (1Liga) signed 28-year old center Lukasz Paul (205-89) from Astoria Bydgoszcz. In 18 1Liga games he had 5.6ppg and 3.6rpg last season. Paul also played that season for SKK Siedlce where in 13 1Liga games he recorded 4.8ppg and 2.5rpg.
Paul has played previously for seven other teams: Siarka, GTK, Asseco, Polpharma, Sokol Lancut, Krosno and Polpharma.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Electrico FC lands Antonio DePina - by Greg

Electrico FC (LPB) landed 22-year old American (has also Cape Verdean passport) guard Antonio DePina (193-95kg-95). He just graduated from Lincoln University of Pennsylvania (NCAA2). In 13 games he averaged 3.3ppg and 1.2rpg last season.
As mentioned above DePina is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

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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, Arecibo17.2 
 10. Laury, Mayaguez16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Ponce
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Dawson, Ponce9.7 
 2. Akindele, Bayamon9.5 
 3. Laury, Mayaguez9.2 
 4. Famous, Isabela9.1 
 5. Romero, Bayamon8.9 
 6. Jefferson, Arecibo8.8 
 7. James, Fajardo8.8 
 8. Clarke, Arecibo8.5 
 9. Collier, Mayaguez8.0 
 10. James, Fajardo7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Tu HOLLOWAY
  Quebradi.
  (182-G-89)
  Avg: 8.6
 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. Patterson, Aguada5.4 
 8. Guzman, Isabela5.2 
 9. Soto, Bayamon5.2 
 10. Duran, Mayaguez4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Walter HODGE
  Arecibo
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Hodge, Arecibo1.8 
 2. Wilkins, Guayama1.7 
 3. Liz, Ponce1.6 
 4. Behanan, Arecibo1.4 
 5. Abreu, Aguada1.4 
 6. Browne, San German1.3 
 7. Harris, Ponce1.3 
 8. Fitch, Quebradillas1.2 
 9. Mendoza, Aguada1.2 
 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, Arecibo1.2 
 5. Lalanne, Arecibo1.1 
 6. Orozco, Isabela1.1 
 7. Akindele, Bayamon1.0 
 8. Franklin, San G.1.0 
 9. Gaston, Aguada1.0 
 10. Buckner, Fajardo1.0 


Puerto Rico announces list - by Luis Modestti


The Puerto Rican National Team announced a 33 player preliminary list for the AmeriCup and warm-up games in August.

1- DEVON COLLIER
2- TYLER DAVIS
3- MELSAHN BASABE
4- JORGE BRYAN DIAZ
5- MICHAEL ROSARIO
6- JAVIER MOJICA
7- RAMON CLEMENTE
8- ANGEL RODRIGUEZ
9- DAVID HUERTAS
10- CARLOS EMORY
11- NATHAN PEAVY
12- CARLOS RIVERA
13- GARY BROWNE
14- DENIS CLEMENTE
15- SHABAZZ NAPIER
16- GUILLERMO DIAZ
17- CHRISTOPHER GASTON
18- ANGEL ALAMO
19- KEVIN YOUNG
20- GILBERTO CLAVELL
21- CHRISTOPHER ORTIZ
22- CARLOS LOPEZ
23- ALEXANDER ABREU
24- EMMANUEL ANDUJAR
25- RAMON RIVAS JR.
26- ISAAC SOSA
27- JOSEPH SOTO
28- ALEXIS COLON
29- MATTHEW LOPEZ
30- KYLE VINALES
31- ALEXANDER FRANKLIN
32- MARCUS FILLYAW
33- GIAN CLAVELL

The team starts practicing this Friday in Guaynabo. Eddie Casiano continues as the head coach of the national team and his assistants are Omar Gonzalez and Manolo Cintron.



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





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  ROMANIA  


Buiciuc re-signs at Politehnica Iasi - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted CS Politehnica Unirea Iasi (Liga Nationala) confirmed in their roster Sebastian Buiciuc. He played there last season.
His team was Runner-Up of Liga I 2017.

CS Politehnica Unirea Iasi roster for 2017-2018:

Jermale Jones
Matei Nuna
Michail Liapis
Dejan Bjelic
Sinisa Cvetanovic
Mike Balogun
Daniel Popescu
Sebastian Buiciuc

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  RUSSIA  


Spartak Primorie Vladivostok tabs Artjoms Butjankovs, ex Liepaja/Triobet - by Eurobasket News

Spartak Primorie Vladivostok (Superleague 1) inked 26-year old Latvian power forward Artjoms Butjankovs (205-100kg-91). He played most recently at Liepaja/Triobet in Latvian LBL league. In 30 games he averaged 14.8ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.3apg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. Butjankovs also played 9 games in Baltic League where he was third best scorer with 14.1ppg and recorded 5.8rpg and 1.3apg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season Butjankovs played at BK Ventspils (also in LBL). In 38 games he had 6.6ppg and 3.9rpg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Butjankovs also played 11 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 4.4ppg and 3.6rpg.
Among other achievements Butjankovs' team won Latvian League Regular Season for two years in a row (2014 and 2015).
He represented Latvia at the European Championships U20 in Bilbao (Spain) six years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 4.3ppg, 1.9rpg.
Butjankovs has played also professionally for other Latvian teams like Valmiera, Barons Riga, Keizarmezs, ASK/Juniors and BA Riga.

Spartak Primorie Vladivostok roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ivan Savelyev
Andrey Mateyunas
Viktor Zaryazhko
Maksim Sakharov

Forward:
Igor Smygin

Centers:
Maxim Krivosheev
Artjoms Butjankovs

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Spartak Primorie Vladivostok keeps Savelyev for another season - by Eurobasket News

Spartak Primorie Vladivostok (Superleague 1) re-signed 30-year old former international point guard Ivan Savelyev (190-90kg-87). He played there last season. In 15 Superleague 1 games he averaged 4.8ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.5apg. Savelyev helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played that season for Parma where in 14 VTB United League games he had 3.7ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.4apg.
Among other achievements Savelyev received Eurobasket.com All-Russian B Superleague Honorable Mention award back in 2009 and 2010.
He was also a member of Russian international program for some years. Savelyev played for Russian Senior National Team two years ago and previously for U20 National Team in 2007.
He represented Russia at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. Savelyev's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 6 games: 4.5ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.0apg, 1.0spg.
Savelyev has played previously for four other teams: Novosybirsk, BC Nizhny Novgorod, NGU Novosybirsk and Sakhalin.

Spartak Primorie Vladivostok roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ivan Savelyev
Andrey Mateyunas
Viktor Zaryazhko
Maksim Sakharov

Forward:
Igor Smygin

Center:
Maxim Krivosheev

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Mateyunas re-signs at Spartak Primorie Vladivostok - by Eurobasket News

Spartak Primorie Vladivostok (Superleague 1) confirmed in their roster 29-year old point guard Andrey Mateyunas (180-76kg-88). He played there last season. In 32 Superleague 1 games he had 13.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 6.9apg (leader !!!) and 1.8spg (in top 5). Mateyunas helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 1 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Krasny Oktyabr where in 9 Eurocup games he recorded 6.3ppg, 1.0rpg and 3.8apg. Mateyunas also played 29 games in VTB United League where he averaged 6.7ppg, 1.5rpg and 3.6apg.
Mateyunas won Russian B Superleague championship title in 2009.
He represented Russia at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. Mateyunas' team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 7 games: 8.6ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.6apg, Steals-2 (2.6spg), FGP: 52.2%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 62.5%.
Mateyunas has played previously for eight other teams: Avtodor, Krasnie Krilya, Sojuz Zaretchny, Ryazan, BC Nizhny Novgorod, Unics Kazan 2nd team, Zenit 2 and Zenit.

Spartak Primorie Vladivostok roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andrey Mateyunas
Viktor Zaryazhko
Maksim Sakharov

Forward:
Igor Smygin

Center:
Maxim Krivosheev

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Spartak Primorie Vladivostok keeps Krivosheev for another season - by Eurobasket News

Spartak Primorie Vladivostok (Superleague 1) re-signed 29-year old power forward Maxim Krivosheev (207-106kg-88). He was a team leader there last season. In 34 Superleague 1 games he was third best scorer with impressive 16.1ppg and had 9.3rpg (leader !!!), 1.4apg and 1.1spg. Krivosheev helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 1 Center of the Year and voted to 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Samara SGEU (Superleague) where in 35 games he recorded 10.9ppg, 7.4rpg (#5 in the league), 1.2apg and 1.0spg. Krivosheev contributed to his team making it to the Russian Cup Semifinals.
His team made it to the Russian Cup final in 2012.
Krivosheev represented Russia at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 10.8ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 52.5%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 47.4%.
Krivosheev has played previously for seven other teams: Novosybirsk, Enisey, BC Nizhny Novgorod, Lokomotiv, NGU Novosybirsk, Lokomotiv Rostov U23 and Lokomotiv.
His game is described as: An inside player who plays yet like a veteran. Can grab unexpected rebounds and is very smart to steal the ball inside. Despite being undersized, he can play succesfully at center and also score well from that position.

Spartak Primorie Vladivostok roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Viktor Zaryazhko
Maksim Sakharov

Forward:
Igor Smygin

Center:
Maxim Krivosheev

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P.Zvaigzdes keep Balashov for another season - by Eurobasket News

Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys (LKL) re-signed 26-year old Russian international forward Nikita Balashov (207-90kg-91, agency: Alti Sport). He played there last season. In 28 LKL games he averaged 7.3ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.0bpg. Balashov also played 14 games in Baltic League where he had 10.7ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.2apg and 1.4bpg. He helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season Balashov played at Lokomotiv in Russian league. But in three Euroleague games he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound and 2 assists. His team made it to the Euroleague Final Four. Balashov also played 14 games in VTB United League where he recorded just 2.6ppg and 1.4rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Among other achievements Balashov received Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
He has been also a member of Russian international program for some years. Balashov has regularly played for Russian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
He also represented Russia at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
Balashov has played previously for six other Russian teams: Dynamo Moscow, Krasnie Krilya, Khimki, Dynamo Moscow 2nd team, BC Khimky Moscow Region 2nd team and Lokomotiv Kuban 2nd team.

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Univ.Surgut keeps Syrovatko for another season - by Eurobasket News

Universitet-Yugra Surgut (Superleague 1) re-signed 29-year old guard Iliya Syrovatko (193-96kg-88). He played there last season. In 22 Superleague 1 games he recorded 7.9ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.9apg. Syrovatko 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 BC Ryazan (Superleague) where in 22 games he averaged 14.0ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.5apg and 1.2spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 1 Honorable Mention.
Syrovatko represented Russia at the 3x3 World Championships in Greece five years ago.
He has played previously for five other teams: Dynamo Moscow, Enisey, Spartak Primorie Vladivostok, Dynamo Moscow 2nd team and Zenit.

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Igor Smygin joins Spartak Primorie Vladivostok - by Alex Rovenskyi

Spartak Primorie Vladivostok (Superleague 1) agreed terms with 30-year old ex-international swingman Igor Smygin (197-97kg-87) from Sakhalin. In 27 Superleague 1 games he had 8.8ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.1apg and 1.0spg last season. He helped them to make it to the cup final.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Smygin won Russian Superleague 1 championship title in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague Honorable Mention back in 2012.
Smygin was also a member of Russian international program for some years. He played for Russian Senior National Team two years ago and previously for U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
Smygin represented Russia at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 5 games: 9.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.2apg, 2.0spg, FGP: 66.7%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 63.6%.
Smygin has played previously for eight other teams: Novosybirsk, Enisey, Khimki, Universitet Yugra, Samara 2nd team, BC Nizhny Novgorod, Standart Samara reg. Toliatti and BC Khimky Moscow Region 2nd team.

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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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Octavius Ellis (ex Mornar Bar) agreed terms with Enisey - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarsk (VTB) inked 24-year old American center Octavius Ellis (208-104kg-93, college: Cincinnati). He played most recently at Mornar Bar in Montenegrin Erste Liga. Ellis managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 25 ABA League games he recorded 10.1ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.0apg and 1.6bpg. He also played 8 games in Erste Liga where he averaged 12.8ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3bpg. Ellis helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Montenegrin League Import Player of the Year, Center of the Year and voted to 1st Team. And finally Ellis contributed to 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 9.3ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.1spg and 1.4bpg.
Ellis graduated from University of Cincinnati in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Enisey Krasnoyarsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasili Zavoruev
Zabian Dowdell
Sergey Mitusov

Forwards:
Aleksandr Pavlov
Suleiman Braimoh
Igor Kanygin

Center:
Octavius Ellis

Coach: Oleg Okulov

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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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VIN - Bequia Basketball Elects Executive Committee for 2017-2019 period - by Don Farrell


The Membership of the Bequia Basketball Association elected a new Executive Committee to serve for two years from 2017 to 2019 on June 19th at the Bequia District Council. Sabrina Mitchell was re-elected uncontested as President, to lead the organization for another term. The annual tournament, going into its 19th consecutive season begins soon, opening on July 15th and running until August 27th. Cornelius Farrel and Colson Peters were also re-elected, as Vice President and Treasurer respectively. Newcomer Givin Forde was elected Secretary and Anthony Sargeant as Secretary-Treasurer. Delwain Simmons was re-elected Games Secretary and Kelan Edwards was re-elected Players Representative. The elections included four appointed positions: Rick Gurley as Assistant Games Secretary, and three committee members Leandru Charles, Sydian Warner and Vernell Phillips, who join the Executive for the first time.
The Annual General Meeting was represented by 11 teams: East Blazers, Rising Stars, Raptors, Wizards, Blazing Heat, Southern Stars, Young Duke, Titans, Dragons, Rockets, and Young Wizards.
The Agenda of the meeting included the President's Report and a detailed assessment of the financial statements of the Association. Mitchell spoke of the financial challenges facing all sports in SVG and congratulated the Association for meeting those challenges, balancing the budget and continuing to develop basketball in Bequia. Mitchell also reviewed the developments of the past year, as well as discussed preparations for the upcoming tournament.
Sabrina gave the commitment of the BBA to continue to put great emphasis on the development of the children's league, the U16 Division.
Sabrina thanked the U16 coaches for their hard work over the years, which has produced excellent results, with the Bequia youth players performing well and winning the Secondary School National Championships as well as making the 3x3 Youth team that represented SVG at the IBF Antilles 3x3.
A basketball scholarship was awarded to Austin Derrick to study and play in Taiwan, who leaves for Taiwan next week.



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San Marino U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

San Marino U16 National Team 2017
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Elia Giovannini
Giovannini
Alessandro Ronci
Ronci
Luca Lioi
Lioi
Francesco Palmieri
Palmieri
Diego Zafferani
Zafferani
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4Elia Giovannini 172-PG-01
5Alessandro Ronci 173-PG-02
6Luca Lioi 188-F-01
7Francesco Palmieri 168-SG-02
8Diego Zafferani 180-PG-02
9Francesco Giordani 185-SG-01
10Giacomo Nicolini 178-PG-01
11Giacomo Geri 184-F-01
12Edoardo Pasolini 181-SG-02
13Matteo Dappozzo 186-SF-02
14Nicolo Botteghi 194-C-01
15Tommaso Felici 196-F/C-01

Federico Cardinali Head Coach
Fernando Maria Paccagnella Assistant



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Partizan lands Jamie Skeen, ex Peja - by Eurobasket News

BC Partizan NiS Beograd (KLS) tabbed 29-year old American forward Jamie Skeen (205-100kg-88, college: VCU). He played most recently at Peja in Kosovan SuperLeague. In 9 games he averaged 12.1ppg, 9.3rpg and 2.3apg last season. Skeen also played 12 games in Balkan League where he had 11.3ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.4apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Skeen has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
He played in the final of Belgian League in 2015.
Skeen is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in five different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Skeen has played previously professionally in France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket), Israel (Ironi Ashkelon and Maccabi Ashdod), Italy (Sutor Montegranaro), Puerto Rico (Gallitos) and Belgium (Belfius Mons Hainaut).
He attended Virginia Commonwealth University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Skeen's outlook: Can play the 4 and the 5 positions with the thame effectiveness. Offensively, has e good foot work inside and he's a good decision maker, with team mentality. Can hit the basket shooting in front of it and isn' t afraid to bang with larger and heavier opponents.

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Mega Bemax lands Dylan Ennis - by Eurobasket News

BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica (KLS) tabbed 26-year old Jamaican ex-international point guard Dylan Ennis (187-87kg-91). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Canadian passport. Ennis just graduated from Oregon (NCAA). In 39 games he averaged 10.9ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.1apg and 1.1spg last season. He helped them to make it to the final and they also made it to the NCAA Final Four. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to All-Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention.
As mentioned above Ennis is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
His college team won Big East Tournament in 2015.
Ennis also represented Jamaica at the Centrobasket in San Juan (Puerto Rico) five years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: 8.3ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.5apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 56.5%, 3PT: 27.8%, FT: 75.0%.

BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Rebic
Dylan Ennis
Novak Music
Nemanja Kapetanovic

Forwards:
Andrija Marjanovic
Stefan Fundic

Center:
Predrag Samardziski

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Primorska tabs Mirko Mulalic (ex-Olimpija) - by Zeljko Zule

Primorska are still very active in the transfer market. The club inked Mirko Mulalic (195-SG-88) on a two-year deal.
Mulalic arrives from Union Olimpija, where he averaged 7.8 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 0.6 steals in 33 Slovenian League games, helped the club win both Slovenian Championship and Cup title. He also produced 9.8 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 0.6 steals in 22 ABA League games and 10.6 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 0.6 steals per game in 8 Eurocup appearances.
Mulalic grew up with Olimpija and has already played for Skofja Loka, Slovan, Grosuplje, Hopsi Polzela and Krka.



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 Sabac 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.



Aljaz Slutej extends with SL Benfica for three years - by Zeljko Zule

Aljaz Slutej (188-G-96) has signed a new three-year contract with Portuguese side Sport Lisboa Benfica. Slutej averaged 11.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 3.2 steals over 31 minutes for B team in 29 Proliga (second tier) games last season.
Slutej grew up with Elektra and has already played for Hopsi Polzela before joining SL Benfica in 2014. He was a member of the Slovenian U16 national team at the European Championship in 2011 and 2012.



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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.

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Dongbu Promy adds Burton to their roster, ex Lille - by Eurobasket News

Dongbu Promy (KBL) added to their roster 26-year old American point guard Deonte Burton (183-86kg-91, college: Nevada). He played last season at Lille Metropole Basket in French ProB. In 33 games he recorded 11.2ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.8apg.
Burton has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the German Bundesliga Semifinals in 2015. Burton was also voted All-MWC 1st Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Burton has played also professionally in Germany (ratiopharm Ulm), NBA (Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings) and NBA G League (Northern Arizona Suns).
He attended University of Nevada until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

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OH!TELS Union Linense de Baloncesto inks Fernando Devos - by Eurobasket News

OH!TELS Union Linense de Baloncesto (EBA) signed 18-year old forward Fernando Devos (198-99) from Real Betis Energia Plus Sevilla 2nd team. In 18 EBA games he had 6.1ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.0spg last season.

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Jonathan Gilling signs at Coruna - by Eurobasket News

Leyma Basquet Coruna (LEB Gold) landed 26-year old Danish international forward Jonathan Gilling (203-99kg-91, college: Arizona State) from Breogan. In 39 LEB Gold games in Spain he averaged 8.4ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.2apg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Gilling spent at Horsholm 79ers in Danish Ligaen where in 19 games he had 12.5ppg, 5.4rpg and 2.1apg. He also played that season for Petrolina AEK Larnaca in Cypriot Division A. In two games he recorded 6.5ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.0apg. Gilling also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 7.5ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.8apg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Danish Basketliga Honorable Mention award back in 2011 at his college time.
Gilling has been also a member of Danish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Danish senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team in 2010.
Gilling represented Denmark at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 12.0ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 58.3%, 3PT: 38.5%, FT: 68.4%.
Gilling graduated from Arizona State in 2015 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

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Huertas comes back to Baskonia - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 34-year old Brazilian international point guard Marcelinho Huertas (191-82kg-83). It is actually his comeback to Vitoria as he has played here before. Huertas has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport. Huertas He moved there from Unicaja (Liga Endesa) where he played this season. The last season Huertas played at the Lakers in NBA. In 23 games he recorded just 2.7ppg, 1.0rpg and 2.3apg.
Among other achievements Huertas played in the final of Spanish Liga Endesa in 2015. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Honorable Mention award in 2014 and 2015.
Huertas represented Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 10.4ppg, 3.0rpg, Assists-3(6.6apg), FGP: 43.8%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 88.2%.
Thanks to Huertas' pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Huertas has played previously professionally in Italy (Benetton Treviso and Fortituto Kontatto Bologna), Spain (Joventut, FC Barcelona and RETAbet Bilbao Basket) and Brazil (Pinheiros and Paulistano).
The scouts decsribe him following way: One of the most scouted young Brazilians, thanks to his quick play and his great court vision; a very promising point guard, with the explosiveness and the fast decision making of a young Steve Nash; also a great offensive player, he needs only to improve his quarterbacking skills when the pace is slower, and to improve in defense;
Positives: Underrated point guard who knows how to read a game, how to make teammates play. Game is very reminiscent if Steve Nash. He is a true PG, and will not need to be adapted, like Leandro Barbosa, who was a SG in Brazil. Huertas is a great outside shooter with three point range. Very good dribbling skills, he can really handle the ball. Great passer with good court vision.
Negatives: Doesn't have a good defensive game. Not a good defender even in the Brazilian league. Needs to learn how to stay in front of his man, he gets beat off the dribble very easily. Won't be able to guard the quicker more talented point guards of the NBA. A decent but not great athlete. Needs to gain experience as a point guard and make better decisions
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Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Marcelinho Huertas

Forwards:
Adam Hanga
Tornike Shengelia
Janis Timma

Center:
Vincent Poirier

Coach: Pablo Prigioni

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Palma lands Sergi Costa - by Eurobasket News

Palma Air Europa de Palma de Mallorca (LEB Gold) tabbed 21-year old guard Sergi Costa (189-96) from CB Prat Juventud. Costa has played there for the last four years. In 33 LEB Gold games he averaged 4.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.4apg last season.
He represented Spain at the Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Germany (Unofficial World Championships U18) three years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 1.2ppg, 1.2rpg, 1.3apg.
Costa has played previously for Arenys.

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

Guards:
Rafael Huertas
Sergi Costa

Forwards:
Roger Fornas
Joan Tomas

Center:
Gediminas Zyle

Coach: Xavi Sastre

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Valencia keeps Sastre Morro - by Eurobasket News

Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) re-signed 26-year old international forward Joan Sastre Morro (201-82kg-91). He played there last season. In 40 Liga Endesa games he averaged 7.3ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.7apg. Sastre Morro helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). He also played 23 games in Eurocup where he had 8.0ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.0apg.
The previous (15-16) season Sastre Morro played at Tecnyconta Zaragoza. In 30 Liga Endesa games he recorded 11.1ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.0apg and 1.2spg. He also played 16 games in Eurocup where he got 9.4ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.0apg.
Among other achievements Sastre Morro received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 2nd Team award back in 2011.
He has been also a member of Spanish international program for some years. Sastre Morro has regularly played for Spanish senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team in 2009.
He represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Bilbao (Spain) six years ago. Sastre Morro's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 9 games: 14.4ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 55.6%, 3PT: 46.7%, FT: 69.2%.
Sastre Morro has played previously for four other teams: Sevilla, Basquet_Mallorca, Basquet Mallorca II and Real Betis Energia Plus Sevilla 2nd team.

Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Antoine Diot
Erick Green
Guillem Vives
Andres Rico

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

Centers:
Arturas Gudaitis
Tryggvi Hlinason

Coach: Jesus Vidorreta

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Lobo re-signs at Lucentum - by Eurobasket News

HLA Lucentum Alicante (LEB Silver) confirmed in their roster 25-year old point guard Alvaro Lobo (192-92, agency: Duran International). He played there last season. In 32 LEB Silver games he recorded 13.1ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.7apg and 1.1spg. Lobo helped them to make it to the cup final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Fontedoso Carrefour where in 26 LEB Silver games he averaged 13.5ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.7apg and 1.5spg. Lobo contributed to his team making it to the final.
He has played previously for five other teams: Movil Estudiantes, Baloncesto Fuenlabrada, Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada, Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B and Cocinas.com.
Lobo is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A talented player, who can score in multiple ways. Great outside shooter. Has a good 1-vs-1 game, can be unstoppable sometimes. Developed some more quarterbacking mentality and now he's a good PG, who can easily beat his man, force the opponents to double guard him and pass to the open teammate. Defensively, has a limited size but makes the job done thanks to explosive legs.

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Real Canoe keeps Bustillo for another season - by Eurobasket News

Real Canoe Madrid (EBA) re-signed 28-year old point guard Miguel Bustillo (184-89). He has played there for the last seven seasons. In 30 EBA games he averaged 5.2ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.0apg and 1.4spg last season. Bustillo helped them to win the EBA Final Stage 3 title.
He has played previously for Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B.

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Gudaitis is close to sign at Valencia - by Eurobasket News

Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) is in talks to land 24-year old Lithuanian international power forward Arturas Gudaitis (211-116kg-93). The last season Gudaitis played at Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL where in 41 games he had 11.4ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.2bpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team. Gudaitis also played 9 games in Eurocup where he recorded 13.2ppg, 8.3rpg (#2 in the league) and 1.9bpg.
Two years ago Gudaitis was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (47th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Lithuanian Cup for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
Gudaitis has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2012.
Gudaitis also represented Lithuania at the European Championships U18 in Wroclaw (Poland) six years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 11.3ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.2spg, Blocks-3 (1.4bpg), FGP: 49.2%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 67.3%.
Gudaitis has played previously for five other Lithuanian teams: Zalgiris, Nafta-Uni-Akvaservis Klaipeda, Zalgiris II Kaunas, Gargzdai Bremena and Klaipedos LCC TU.
On Gudaitis: A very promising center, who is yet abole to spend time on the court at Euroleague level, grabbing rebounds, blocking the veteran opponents' shots and scoring. He seems very solid minded and has nice upside.

Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Antoine Diot
Erick Green
Guillem Vives
Andres Rico

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

Centers:
Arturas Gudaitis
Tryggvi Hlinason

Coach: Jesus Vidorreta

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Robles re-signs at Coin - by Eurobasket News

CB Coin Almoguera Abogados (EBA) confirmed in their roster experienced 36-year old guard Francisco Robles (191-81). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 21 EBA games he recorded 12.2ppg, 3.7rpg and 2.0apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Robles won Spanish EBA Final Stage 1 championship title in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA Honorable Mention in 2016.
Robles has played previously professionally also in United Kingdom (Bristol Acadamy Flyers) and Spain (Calpe, Zaragoza, Alcazar, Plasencia and Unicaja B Malaga).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Coin.

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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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Seger Bonifant (ex CB Clavijo) agreed terms with Ehingen - by Eurobasket News

Team Ehingen Urspring (ProA) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American forward Seger Bonifant (201-91kg-93, college: West Liberty State). He played most recently at CB Clavijo in Spanish LEB Gold. In 32 games he recorded 9.2ppg and 2.0rpg last season.
Among other achievements Bonifant's team won MEC Regular Season for three years in a row (between 2014 and 2016). He received also All-MEC Player of the Year award and NABC NCAA D2 All-Atlantic District 1st Team award in 2016 at his college time.
Bonifant graduated from West Liberty State in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @SlanSports)

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Obradoiro signs Thomas just out of college - by Eurobasket News

Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro CAB (Liga Endesa) signed 23-year old American guard Matt Thomas (196-86kg-94). He just graduated from Iowa State University (NCAA). Thomas has played there for the last five years.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it is his first season as a pro. Thomas' team won Big 12 Tournament in 2014, 2015 and 2017.

Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro CAB roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Albert Sabat
David Navarro
Jose Pozas
Matt Thomas

Forwards:
Martins Laksa
Nemanja Radovic

Center:
Artem Pustovyi

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Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv tabs DeAndre Kane, ex Sevilla - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) inked 28-year old American guard DeAndre Kane (193-91kg-89, college: Iowa State, agency: BeoBasket). He played most recently at Betis Energia Plus Sevilla in Spanish Liga Endesa. Kane managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 5 Liga Endesa games he averaged 9.0ppg, 7.2rpg and 2.2apg. He also spent pre-season at RETAbet (also in Liga Endesa) that year. The other team Kane played that season for was BC Nizhny Novgorod in Russian league where in 14 Eurocup games he had very impressive stats: 16.8ppg, 7.6rpg, 4.3apg and 1.5spg. He also played 17 games in VTB United League where he recorded also remarkable stats: 15.9ppg, 7.0rpg, 3.6apg and 2.2spg. A very good season in his career as he was selected 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
DeAndre Kane
Pierre Jackson
John DiBartolomeo

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

Center:
Alex Tyus

Coach: Neven Spahija

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DraganJankovski)

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Mike Tobey joins CB Canarias - by Eurobasket News

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

Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Davin White

Forwards:
Tim Abromaitis
Rosco Allen

Center:
Mike Tobey

Coach: Nenad Markovic

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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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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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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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  SWEDEN  


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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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  SWITZERLAND  


Neuchatel tabs Spencer Parker, ex Juventus - by Eurobasket News

Union Neuchatel Basket (LNA) inked 24-year old American forward Spencer Parker (201-95kg-93, college: Bowling Green, agency: Inception Sports). He played most recently at Juventus in Lithuanian LKL league, but left the team in Feb.'17. In 19 games he averaged 4.7ppg and 1.5rpg last season. Parker also played 18 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 3.0ppg and 2.1rpg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the MAC Tournament Semifinals in 2016. Parker received also All-MAC Honorable Mention award in 2016 at his college time.
Parker graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Union Neuchatel Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Cedric Mafuta
Tayloe Taylor
Brian Savoy
Bryan Colon

Forwards:
Andre Williamson
Eric Fongue
Spencer Parker
Kevin Monteiro
Ardit Osmanaj

Centers:
David Ramseier
Kaanu Olaniyi

Coach: Vladimir Ruzicic

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Boncourt lands Amir Williams, ex Taylor Hawks - by Eurobasket News

BC Boncourt Red Team (LNA) landed 25-year old American center Amir Williams (211-113kg-92, college: Ohio State). He played in the summer at Taylor Hawks in New Zealand NBL league. In 14 games he averaged 13.5ppg, 9.9rpg (#3 in the league), 1.7apg and 1.6bpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Australiabasket.com All-New Zealand NBL Center of the Year and selected to Honorable Mention. The last season Williams played at another team Iowa Energy in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 29 games he had 5.2ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.3bpg. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Australiabasket.com All-New Zealand NBL Center of the Year and selected to Honorable Mention.
Two years ago Williams was drafted by Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League) in first round (6th overall).
The former Ohio State staris in his third season in pro basketball.
Williams won D-League Soutwest Division championship title in 2016.
He has played also professionally in Georgia (Energy Invest).

BC Boncourt Red Team roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marc Seylan
Marlon Kessler

Forwards:
Juraj Kozic
Amir Savon
Alioune Tew

Center:
Amir Williams

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Boncourt adds Tew to their roster - by Eurobasket News

BC Boncourt Red Team (LNA) added to their roster 25-year old French forward Alioune Tew (206-98kg-92). He just graduated from Niagara (NCAA). Tew has played there for the last three years.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it is his first season as a pro.
Tew helped his team to make it to the French U21 Championships (Trophee du Futur) Semifinals in 2013.
He has played previously for another Swiss team Paris Levallois.

BC Boncourt Red Team roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marc Seylan
Marlon Kessler

Forwards:
Juraj Kozic
Amir Savon
Alioune Tew

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Boncourt adds Danys to their roster - by Eurobasket News

BC Boncourt Red Team (LNA) added to their roster 32-year old Lithuanian forward Raimundas Danys (198-97kg-85, agency: Octagon Europe) from Union Neuchatel Basket. In 24 LNA games in Switzerland he recorded 10.5ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.4apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Danys played at CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu in Romanian Liga Nationala where in 9 games he averaged impressive 15.6ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.6apg. He also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had very remarkable stats: 20.0ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.0apg. The other team Danys played that season for was Juventus in Lithuanian LKL. In 23 games he got 3.0ppg and 1.5rpg. He also played 11 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 3.8ppg and 1.4rpg.
Danys' team made it to the League Semifinals in 2013.
He has played previously professionally in Latvia (Barons Riga and Saldus) and Lithuania (Neptunas, Suduva, Mazeikiai, LKKA-Atletas and Palanga).

BC Boncourt Red Team roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marc Seylan
Brandon Brown
Marlon Kessler

Forwards:
Raimundas Danys
Juraj Kozic
Amir Savon
Alioune Tew

Center:
Amir Williams

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Brandon Brown agreed terms with Boncourt - by Eurobasket News

BC Boncourt Red Team (LNA) inked 26-year old American point guard Brandon Brown (180-73kg-91). He just graduated from Loyola Mary (NCAA). In 29 games he recorded 13.8ppg, 3.1rpg, 4.0apg and 1.3spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to All-WCC 2nd Team.
As mentioned above Brown is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he won NJCAA D2 District I championship title in 2015. Brown received also All-ACCAC Player of the Year award in 2015 at his college time.

BC Boncourt Red Team roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marc Seylan
Brandon Brown
Marlon Kessler

Forwards:
Juraj Kozic
Amir Savon
Alioune Tew

Center:
Amir Williams

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Mert Basdan is a newcomer at Socar Petkim - by Eurobasket News

Socar Petkimspor (TBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 20-year old forward Mert Basdan (200-97). He played most recently at Izmir Buyuksehir Belediyesi in the TB2L. In 18 games he recorded 10.8ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.7apg and 1.5spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Basdan played at Gelisim where in four TBL games he averaged just 2.8ppg.
He represented Turkey at the 3x3 Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku (Georgia) this year.
Basdan has played previously for four other teams: Anadolu Efes, Darussafaka, Galatasaray and Pertevniyal.

Socar Petkimspor roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alfrie Kelley
Ahmet_Ali Erdogan
Ahmet Cantitiz
Efekan Cosar

Forwards:
Umit Sonkol
Murat Erensoy
Mert Basdan

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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KTP Basket signs Deon Edwin - by Eurobasket News

KTP Basket Kotka (Korisliiga) signed 25-year old Virgin Islander guard Deon Edwin (190-95kg-92, agency: Interperformances). He just graduated from Kent State University (NCAA). In 35 games he had 13.2ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.4apg and 1.3spg last season. Edwin helped them to win MAC Tournament. A very impressive season as he was named to MAC All-Defensive Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Edwin won British Virgin Island League championship title in 2012. He was also voted NJCAA All-Region IX 1st Team back in 2014 at his college time. Edwin was a member of U.S. Virgin Islands Senior National Team back in 2012.
He has played previously for another Finnish team Young Legs.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Wranglers vs Diesel - by Ozzie Denson


The Texas Wranglers defeated the Dallas Diesel this past weekend here in Dallas Texas. As you know the Texas Wranglers are playing a year round seasons now. The Wranglers give players all over the United States a chance to tryout for the UBL Teams. Keeping players ready for the NBA and upper level goals for players. And its paying off for the UBL. Other Teams in other Leagues think they can play the UBL Teams, well they can try.

Wranglers 132 Diesels 79

TEXAS WRANGLERS VS THE DALLAS DIESEL
0CHRIS LAWRENCE 5 PTS
3REGGIE GRIFFEN3 PTS
13KENDALL FISHER5 PTS
20CAMERON BARNES22 PTS
22AERON SPENCER 25 PTS
31DERUN SANDERS 22 PTS
32RON KASHAKA6 PTS
42JABARI TOLLOVER18 PTS
43EMANUAL ODUFUWA6 PTS
44ISAIAH RICHMOND6 PTS
54KEVIN BUTLER14 PTS

UBL COME GET SOME !!!

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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
gschID: 549480


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





Okoth's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

18-year old forward Henry Okoth (F-99) put on an amazing game in the last round for UPDF and receives a Afrobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 17.
He had a double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds, while his team beat Power (#4, 5-2) 85-75. UPDF is placed at 10th position in Ugandan league. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 6 games and recorded just two victories. Okoth has many years of experience at UPDF, through which he has constantly improved. Okoth has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (3rd best: 16.4ppg).

Second best performed player last round was Mickeal Makiadi (199-C/F-89) of Power. He is Kenyan in his second season at Power. In the last game Makiadi recorded impressive double-double of 19 points and 19 rebounds. Bad luck as Power lost that game 75-85 to the lower-ranked UPDF (#10, 2-6). Power managed to keep the same 4th spot in the standings. His team's 5-2 record is not bad at all. Makiadi is one of the most experienced players at Power and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.7ppg (#1). He also registered 11.6 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to another Power's star - forward Joseph Ikong (193-F-85). Ikong scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Despite Ikong's great performance Power lost 75-85 to the lower-ranked UPDF (#10, 2-6). But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates. The last thing Power needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 5 victories and 2 lost games. Ikong has a great season in Uganda. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 12.5ppg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Moses Muhumuza) of UPDF - 24 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Steven Wundi (G-93) of UCU Canons - 24 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Steven Mwesigye (F) of Our Saviour - 21 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Micheal Otieno (193-G-93) of Ndejje - 29 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Ndikumana Landry (F-93) of City Oilers - 17 points and 13 rebounds
9. Sudi Ulanga (181-G-88) of KIU Titans - 24 points and 4 rebounds
10. Syrus Kiviiri (G-88) of Pemba Warriors - 15 points and 8 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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Clayfell Harris signs at Manchester Giants - by Greg

Manchester Giants (BBL) landed 30-year old center Clayfell Harris (203-109kg-87, college: Wayne St., NE, agency: Promotex).
Harris, 30, has spent the past two years with the Force and becomes the first new face added to the Giants roster by new coach Danny Byrne.
Byrne said: 'Clayfell is a powerful guy that has gone a bit unnoticed. He does a lot of the dirty work that doesn't show up on the stats.
'That said, he is more than capable of contributing 15 points and plenty of rebounds in a game. He started last season with a bang and then fell a bit out of favour.
'He was on my radar and then with the changes at Leeds we spoke to him and we're glad to have him on board.'
Harris hails from south London and played his junior basketball with London Towers, before going to high school in Houston, Texas, followed by prep school in Maine and a college scholarship in New York for four years.
The 2017/18 season will be his seventh as a professional.
He said: 'I got the call from Danny and liked the sound of the style of basketball he is wanting to play. I thought I would fit a lot better. Having a coach call you to say that he wants you made it easy in my mind to make the decision to move to Manchester.
'When I had the opportunity last season, I took on more responsibility and I thrived a bit more. I thought in the time I played I made an impact, and I had a decent season.
'Danny has had success with the Giants in Division 4, he is used to success. Now he's had an upgrade in the calibre of players, hopefully he can apply that same formula to the BBL.'
Harris, who will wear the vest number 20, has already started scrimmaging with several Giants players this summer, ahead of the start of pre-season in the middle of August.
His first appearance in Giants colours will be the pre-season exhibition against USA Select on Sunday September 3.

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Giants snap up Harris - by Paul Nilsen

Manchester Giants have signed 6ft 8in British forward Clayfell Harris (203-C-87, college: Wayne St., NE, agency: Promotex) from Leeds Force.

Harris, 30, has spent the past two years with the Force and becomes the first new face added to the Giants roster by new coach Danny Byrne.

Byrne said: 'Clayfell is a powerful guy that has gone a bit unnoticed. He does a lot of the dirty work that doesn't show up on the stats.

'That said, he is more than capable of contributing 15 points and plenty of rebounds in a game. He started last season with a bang and then fell a bit out of favour.

'He was on my radar and then with the changes at Leeds, we spoke to him and we're glad to have him on board.'

Harris hails from South London and played his junior basketball with London Towers, before going to high school in Houston, Texas - followed by prep school in Maine and a college scholarship in New York for four years.

The 2017-18 season will be his seventh as a professional.

'I got the call from Danny and liked the sound of the style of basketball he is wanting to play," said Harris.

"I thought I would fit a lot better. Having a coach call you to say that he wants you, made it easy in my mind to make the decision to move to Manchester.

'When I had the opportunity last season, I took on more responsibility and I thrived a bit more. I thought in the time I played I made an impact, and I had a decent season.

'Danny has had success with the Giants in Division 4, he is used to success. Now he's had an upgrade in the calibre of players, hopefully he can apply that same formula to the BBL.'

Harris, who will wear the vest number 20, has already started scrimmaging with several Giants players this summer, ahead of the start of pre-season in the middle of August.

His first appearance in Giants colours will be the pre-season exhibition against USA Select on Sunday 3 September .



Dynamic duo return for Sharks - by Paul Nilsen

DBL Sharks Sheffield are thrilled to announce the return of club favourites Colin Sing (195-SG-89) and Zachariah Gachette (191-G-90) to the roster for the 2017-18 season.

Both players joined the club initially in 2011, where they completed their undergraduate degrees at Sheffield Hallam University. The team-mates graduated and went on to become qualified teachers, which has enhanced their positions with the Sharks.

The 6ft 7in forward Sing returns following a serious injury to the shoulder which he rehabilitated during last year's campaign, but now feels ready to resume his position at the Yorkshire club.

'It was a difficult year as I had major surgery, then really needed to get back to fitness before the season closed, but it never works as quickly as you like," explained Sing.

'The summer break has been great and I feel I am at full fitness and I am excited for the season ahead."

One of the biggest personalities in the squad is Gachette, who re-joined the club last season following a hiatus to his home town in London. He remains one of the most athletic guards at the BBL and his average of 10 points and 3 assists per game, kept the Sharks competing for honours.

'I am looking forward to this season," mused Gachette.

"Last year we had a high turnover of staff due to injuries and it wasn't easy to keep settled.

"That said, we did well to stay top four and this season, we are hoping for better luck with some great experience coming on board.'

Meanwhile the Sharks Community Programmes are extremely well regarded in Sheffield and Sing also supports Sharks head teacher Sarah Carpenter at the Sharks classroom, whereby disengaged students come to make academic improvements and achieve qualifications.

Gachette also works closely with Sharks community partner B Braun to ensure the delivery of a primary school programme, B healthy BBraun where hundreds of Y6 students throughout the region learn about how to stay healthy and improve physical fitness.

'Colin and Zach are an asset on the court, but both these players have an enormous impact on the community in a very real way," reiterated Managing Director, Sarah Backovic.

"Their pathway to success makes them superb role models and they can prove that using sport as a vehicle for learning can help any child on the road to a positive life.'



Appleyard is back on board with Force - by Paul Nilsen

Leeds Force today announce the return of Aidan Appleyard for the forthcoming BBL season.

A product of the Leeds Beckett University programme, he will be returning for his third season in the purple and grey of Force.

CEO, Mark Mills, is pleased to have Aidan back and said: 'He has become an important part of the roster and his dedication to the team is second to none.

"The fans have truly adopted him and there are few phases of play that get as much noise from the crowd as Aidan hitting a three.

"Aidan will now take a more senior role in the squad this season as there will be a lot of new faces. I have no doubt he will make another step up this season again.'

Appleyard is exciting to be returning and stated: 'I am delighted to be returning to the club that gave me the opportunity to play in the BBL, a league I have grown up watching.

"With a lot of change around the club it is exciting to see what the club can achieve, push on for a Play-Off berth and I look forward to working with Coach Mika. I'm sure this season is going to be an exciting one."

Appleyard joins Allie Fullah as the club's second signing and with several other player contracts close to completion the new look Force roster will be revealed to fans soon.

The Force team will take to the floor for the first time together against Bradford Dragons on Sunday 10th September at the Carnegie Sports Arena. Tickets for this game will go on sale shortly.



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.



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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 Terr