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  3X3  



Ulaanbaatar to host FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup 2017 - by Eurobasket News

The FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup 2017 will take place in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on October 27-29 2017. Mongolia will host the second edition of the most important 3x3 competition for national teams in Asia and - for the first time - Oceania. The inaugural edition was held in Doha, Qatar on May 15-16 2013. This will mark the first time ever Mongolia hosts a FIBA 3x3 official event. "We are proud and honored to bring the FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup 2017 to Mongolia," event promoter and member of Mongolian National Olympic Committee Myagmarjav Luvsandash said. "Mongolia is a land of basketball and 3x3 has been promoted locally by the youth over the past decade. "The game has exploded in the last couple of years with Mongolian teams shining at international events. We hope that hosting this event will create a path for Mongolia to become the top national 3x3 team in Asia in the next few years." Team Ulaanbaatar indeed became the first-ever Mongolian team to qualify for the 3x3 professional circuit known as the FIBA 3x3 World Tour. They will participate in the Utsunomiya Masters on July 29-30. The Mongolian women's national team won silver at the FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup 2013. "We are excited to bring the FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup 2017 to Mongolia," FIBA Asia Executive Director Hagop Khajirian said. "This will be a great opportunity for the best teams in the region to start preparing for the goal to play 3x3 at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics." The event will be held in the state of the art Crocus Event Hall. The main draw of the FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup 2017 will be played with 12 women's and 12 men's teams. In case more than 12 teams register in a category, a qualifying draw will be organized in the morning of Day 1. The event was originally planned to take place in Shenzhen, China.
Courtesy of: fiba.com



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  ABA LEAGUE  


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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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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  AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16  


Afrobasket.com All-African Championships U16 Awards 2017 - by Greg


Best Player: Siriman Kanoute (G-01) of Mali
Best Guard: Siriman Kanoute (G-01) of Mali
Best Forward: Aly Khalifa (201-F-01) of Egypt
Best Center: Oumar Ballo (204-C-02) of Mali

1st Team
G: Siriman Kanoute (G-01) of Mali
G: Faiez Ghomrassi (01) of Tunisia
F: Aly Khalifa (201-F-01) of Egypt
F: Thierry Nkundwa (01) of Rwanda
C: Oumar Ballo (204-C-02) of Mali

Honorable Mention
Adama Sanogo (02) of Mali
Momen Hassan (01) of Egypt
Amir Bouzidi (01) of Algeria
Ouail Gadaoui (01) of Algeria
Marco Rakotovao (01) of Madagascar
Edito Tsarafeno (01) of Madagascar
Bryan Ricotso (02) of Mozambique



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  ARGENTINA  


Rigoberto Mendoza (ex Aguada) agreed terms with Estudiantes Concordia - by Eurobasket News

Estudiantes Concordia (LigaA) inked 25-year old Dominican guard Rigoberto Mendoza (190-82kg-92). He played in the summer at Aguada in Puerto Rican BSN league. In 33 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.2ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.6apg and 1.2spg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Puerto Rican BSN All-Star Game.
Among other achievements Mendoza's team made it to the BSN Semifinals in 2016. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSN 1st Team award in 2016.
Mendoza represented Dominican Republic at the Centrobasket in Panama City (Panama) last year. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: 10.5ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 38.2%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 86.7%.
Mendoza has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Mendoza has played previously professionally in Spain (Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia) and Dominican Republic (Los Minas, La Mattica, Reales de La Vega and Sharks).
His game is described as: With many points in their hands and is top 5 guard in Dominican Republic , someone who is going to notice your prensencia where show your professionalism by its easy offensive and intelligence on both sides of the court , is also great passer and key in the last moments of the game player.
Mendoza unlike most high-profile guys in Latinoamerica, put great numbers in Puerto Rico 2 years consecutive and leader in Points in Dominican Republic in second season profesional with 22 years
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Estudiantes Concordia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mateo Bolivar
Sebastian Orresta
Rigoberto Mendoza

Forward:
Anthony Smith

Centers:
David Doblas
Emilio Dominguez

Coach: Lucas Victoriano

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @PickandRollWeb)

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P.Echague signs Jeremias Sandrini - by Eurobasket News

I.C.D. Pedro Echague Capital Federal (TFB) signed 24-year old point guard Jeremias Sandrini (184-93). He played last season at La Union (LigaA). In 55 games he had 3.3ppg, 1.2rpg and 2.0apg. TFB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Sandrini played at Sionista (also in LigaA) where in 56 games he recorded 4.4ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.7apg.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Carrizo is back at Cassino - by Eurobasket News

BPC Virtus TSB Cassino (Serie B) signed experienced 37-year old naturalized Argentinian swingman Manuel Carrizo (198-98kg-80, agency: Players Group). It is actually his comeback to Cassino as he has played here before. Carrizo played last season at Air Fire Valmontone in the Serie B. In 31 games he had 12.5ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.7apg and 1.0spg.
The previous (15-16) season Carrizo played at BPC Virtus TSB Cassino where in 38 Serie B games he recorded 13.5ppg, 5.4rpg and 4.0apg. He helped them to make it to the group final. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B 3rd Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Carrizo was voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian A Dilettanti Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Italian A Dilettanti Import Player of the Year back in 2010.
He has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Carrizo has played previously professionally also in Argentina (Estudiantes Santa Rosa) and Italy (Umana Venezia, Latina Basket, Montecatiniterme, Piacenza and CZG Veroli).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Cassino.
Carrizo could be described: Quick footed and good dribbler forward, whose future is at 2 position; very aggressive on both sides of the court, he needs only to improve his reading of the game, and a his shooting range;
A very promising offensive player, yet too much free-range; if he manages to discipline his skills, he could develop in a very interesting shooting guard
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BPC Virtus TSB Cassino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lorenzo Panzini
Niccolo Petrucci
Robert Banach
Giuseppe Di_Poce

Forwards:
Manuel Carrizo
Fabrizio De_Ninno

Center:
Enzo_Damian Cena

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Olimpico de La Banda signs Matias Bernardini - by Eurobasket News

Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda (LigaA) signed 23-year old shooting guard Matias Bernardini (190-94) from Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos. In 53 LigaA games he had 4.0ppg and 1.3rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Bernardini played at La Union (TNA) where in 38 games he recorded 7.8ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.0apg.
His team won Argentinian TNA North Regular Season in 2014.
Bernardini represented Argentina at the World Championships U19 in Prague (Czech Republic) four years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 9.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.4spg, FGP: 46.2%, 3PT: 40.4%, FT: 42.9%.
Bernardini has played previously professionally also in Brazil (Sport Club do Recife) and Argentina (Obras Basket, Sportsmen and San Isidro).

Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rodney Green
Matias Bernardini

Forwards:
Justin Williams
Facundo Giorgi
Ramon Clemente

Center:
Damian Tintorelli

Coach: Hernan Laginestra

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Obera Tennis Club welcomes back Gornatti - by Eurobasket News

Obera Tennis Club (TNA) landed experienced 35-year old naturalized Italian guard Lucas Gornatti (188-82). It is actually his comeback to Obera as he has played here before. Gornatti has played for the last two years at Platense in the TNA. In 44 games he averaged 10.7ppg, 1.9rpg and 2.0apg in 2015-16 season. Gornatti helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
He won Argentinian Torneo Federal (Capital Bonaerense) championship title in 2015.
Gornatti has spent his entire career in Argentina playing for seven other teams: Olimpia Venado Tuerto Santa Fe, Automovil Club, Union de Sunchales, Asociacion Italiana, San Martin Corrientes, La Union and Asociacion Italiana.
Gornatti is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Obera Tennis Club.

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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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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Obras Basket tabs Quinton Campbell - by Eurobasket News

Obras Basket Buenos Aires (LigaA) inked 24-year old American swingman Quinton Campbell (201-87kg-93, college: S.Mississippi). He played in the summer at Greece in Eurobasket Summer League in Atlanta, which helped him to get the job in pro basketball. In 29 ESL games he averaged 13.9ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.2apg.
He just graduated from University of Southern Mississippi and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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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





Utah Jazz keeps Ingles for another season - by Eurobasket News

Utah Jazz (NBA) re-signed 30-year old Australian international small forward Joe Ingles (203-98kg-87). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 93 NBA games he recorded 7.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.8apg and 1.3spg last season.
Ingles has never been drafted by the NBA.
Among other achievements he won Israeli Premier League championship title in 2014. Ingles received also Eurobasket.com All-Olympic Games Honorable Mention award back in 2012.
He represented Australia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. Ingles' team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 5 games: 7.2ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.8apg, FGP: 66.7%, 3PT: 26.7%.
Ingles is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Ingles has played previously professionally in Spain (FC Barcelona and CB Granada), other NBA team (LA Clippers), Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv) and Australia (Bulleen Boomers, Noarlunga City Southern Tigers, Australian Institute Sport and S.Dragons).
His game is described as: The typical "point forward", who improves every team game thanks to his court vision and great passing skills. He's also a great offensive player, who brings leadership on the court and who wants the ball in the clutch moments of any game. Runs very well the court and he's almost unstoppable when he goes inside. Thanks to his long arms, he is very effective at the defensive side, and can grab a lot of rebounds.

Utah Jazz roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Thabo Sefolosha

Forwards:
Joe Ingles
Jonas Jerebko
Eric Griffin
Royce O'Neale

Center:
Ekpe Udoh

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lochlan Cummings claims Australian State League weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Lochlan Cummings (183-PG) had an amazing evening in the last round for Cockburn C. and that's him to receive a Australiabasket.com State League Player of the Week award for round 21.
The playmaker had the game-high 41 points adding eight rebounds and nine assists for Cockburn C. in his team's victory, helping them to crush Geraldton B. (#3, 18-7) with 20-point margin 116-96. Cockburn C. is placed at 4th position in their group in Australian State League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Cockburn C. will need more victories to improve their 15-9 record. In the team's last game Cummings had a remarkable 90.0% from 2-point range and got six three-pointers out of 10 attempts. He has many years of experience at Cockburn C., through which he has constantly improved. Lochlan Cummings averages this season 15.9ppg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was American guard Jeremy Smith (190-G) of Werribee D.. Smith impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 36 points and 15 rebounds. Bad luck as Werribee D. was edged by the lower-ranked Whittlesea City (#12, 2-19) 84-82. Werribee D. managed to keep the same 7th spot in Big V. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 9-11 record. Smith is one of the most experienced players at Werribee D. and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was American Tyler Monroe (201-F) of Maitland M. (#5). Monroe got into 30-points club by scoring 33 points in the last round. He went also for fifteen rebounds and four assists. He was a key player of Maitland M., leading his team to a 99-81 easy win against the lower-ranked Sutherland S. (#11, 3-16). Maitland M. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams in Waratah. Their record at this point is 11 victories and 8 lost games. Monroe has a great season in Australia. After 19 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 26.6ppg (6th best) and rebounds with 15.7rpg (2nd best). He also has 1.5bpg and FGP: 52.9%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Brian Voelkel (198-F-92) of SW Slammers - 18 points, 19 rebounds and 20 assists
5. Jackson Hussey (190-G-92) of Geraldton B. - 31 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists
6. James Padgett (203-C/F-91) of Lakeside L. - 31 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Kevin Davis (206-C-91) of East Perth E. - 27 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Lee Jeka (193-G-83) of Hume City - 39 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Alex Francis (198-F-91) of Frankston - 26 points and 15 rebounds
10. Eian Davis (185-G-90) of S.Adelaide P. - 32 points, 6 rebounds and 11 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)



Edgar Sosa (ex Al Riyadi) joins Breakers - by Eurobasket News

New Zealand Breakers (NBL) agreed terms with 29-year old American (has also Dominican passport) point guard Edgar Sosa (190-80kg-88, college: Louisville). He played last season at Al Riyadi in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. In 18 games he had 13.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.7apg and 1.2spg. Sosa helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). He also played that season for Juvecaserta in Italian Serie A where in 22 games he recorded very impressive stats: 19.3ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.9apg and 1.2spg.
Sosa has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Asia-Basket.com All-Iranian Superleague Guard of the Year in 2016.
Sosa played at the WABA Club Championships this year. His team won Gold.
Sosa is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit four different continents, while he played in nine different countries. Sosa tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Germany (ratiopharm Ulm), Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem), Puerto Rico (Cangrejeros), Spain (Blancos de Rueda), Dominican Republic (Leones de Santo Domingo and Reales de La Vega), NBA (Atlanta Hawks), Italy (Banco di Srd, Angelico Biella and Sutor Montegranaro) and Iran (Petrochimi).
Sosa attended University of Louisville until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.
On Sosa: A very promising combo guard, with an immense upside. Has yet the court vision and the passing skills of a proven PG, scores a lot of points and can defend well. After the Centrobasket for Juniors 2005, he has been invited at the Dominican NT Senior camp.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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BK Klosterneuburg Dukes add Fabricio Vay - by Stefan Prager

The BK Klosterneuburg Dukes have added some offensive firepower. The club signed Ex ABL MVP Fabricio Vay (207-F-86, agency: Interperformances) from local rival Arkadia Traiskirchen Lions. Vay was the second leading ABL scorer last season putting up 19.4 points per contest. In addition to that Vay grabbed 8.8 rpg making him the third best rebounder of the league. The 31 year old forward played for Traiskirchen since February of 2013. He first came to Austria in 2006 playing for Traiskirchen. From time to time Vay made his way abroad playing in the D-League, in Spain, Italy, Hungary, Switzerland and his home country Argentina. He always came back to Traiskirchen. In 2011 Vay was voted ABL MVP. Overall Vay appeared in 278 ABL games for the Lions in which he scored 4716 points. He has an ABL career average of 17.0 points per contest. In 2016 he was the ABLs scoring champion. Vay is a 5 time ABL All Star.


Lluis Pino replaces Chris Chougaz as Head Coach of the Oberwart Gunners - by Stefan Prager

Austrian runner up Oberwart Gunners have announced that the club has inked Lluis Pino as their new head coach. Pino replaces Chris Chougaz who was in talks to stay for a third season but decided to leave. Pino came to Austria last season coaching UBSC Raiffeisen Graz. After a disappointing season with many ups and downs Pino and Graz decided to terminate his contract on a mutual agreement in April. His is following in big foot steps as Chougaz was very successfull with the Gunners over the past two seasons. He won an ABL championship as well as the cup in 2016 and managed to reach both finals again, falling short in both cases when the Gunners lost the Cup final as well as the league finals versus Kapfenberg. Chougaz was voted ABL coach of the year in 2016. Pino is now facing a rebuild in Oberwart as all five import players from last season have left the Gunners.


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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Kumanovo inks Robert Abramovic and Griffin Ramme - by Mario Divanisov

After acquiring Igor Mihajlovski on the coaching position and Aleksandar Shterjov (208-C-86, agency: Global Sports Plaza) as the first signing of the season, today KK Kumanovo 2009 straightened their roster with the addition of guards Robert Abramovic (185-PG-88, agency: PEPI SPORT) and Griffin Ramme (190-PG-89, college: Chapman).

Robert Abramovic is a well known player in the Macedonian basketball as he previously carried KK Kozuv Gevgelija for a slight period. In 3 games played in the BIBL League last season for the team from Gevgelija he managed to impress by averaging 19.3ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.3apg. He didn't stick in Gevgelija much, as he decided to move to Kosovo where he played for KB Peja. He manged to continue his impressive form at his new club averaging 13.5ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.7apg in 6 BIBL league games, as well as 18.5ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.8apg in 11 games in the domestic championship. He eventually ended up in LTH Castings Skofja Loka where he finished the previous season.

While for the American point guard, Griffin Ramme this will be his first look in the Macedonian basketball. In the previous season he played for Sport Klub Tirana here he averaged 11.2ppg, 3.9rpg and 3.1apg in 9 games in the BIBL League. The 28-year old also has experience in the Montenegrin league.

With the addition of two new guards KK Kumanovo 2009 closed the front court for the upcoming season. As a reminder, the club previously continued the cooperation with Dimitar Karadzovski (190-G-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza), Nikola Karakolev (197-SG-87) and Marjan Janevski (203-F-88) among with the young players in the club.



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Tomas Galeckas signs at P.Zvaigzdes - by Eurobasket News

Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys (LKL) landed 23-year old point guard Tomas Galeckas (183-70kg-94). He played most recently at Rasai in the NKL. In 46 games he averaged impressive 16.1ppg, 4.2rpg, 7.0apg and 1.8spg last season. Galeckas helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian NKL Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and selected to 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season Galeckas played at Perlas-MRU Vilnius (also in NKL) where in 39 games he had 8.2ppg, 2.6rpg, 4.4apg and 1.4spg.
Galeckas represented Lithuania at the European Championships U18 in Lithuania five years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 8 games: 1.8ppg, 1.1rpg, 1.1apg.
Galeckas has played previously for five other teams: Lietuvos rytas, Citus, VGTU Vilnius, Ezerunas-Karys and Statyba.

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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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


Umana Venezia keeps Peric for another season - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) re-signed 32-year old Croatian international forward Hrvoje Peric (203-102kg-85). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 45 Serie A games he averaged 12.4ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg last season. Peric helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA 1st Team and All-Imports Team. Peric also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 11.2ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.8apg. He contributed to his team making it to the Basketball Champions League Final Four.
Among other achievements Peric received Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Most Improved Player of the Year award in 2015.
He has been a member of Croatian international program for some years. Peric has been regularly called to Croatian senior team since 2006 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2003.
He has played also professionally in Spain (Unicaja Malaga) and Croatia (KK Split, KK Zagreb, KK_Zadar, Alkar Sinj and KK_Solin) and Italy (Benetton Treviso and Vanoli Cremona).
Peric's game is described as: An all-around player who adds physical skills and a strong body to good technical skills. Plays with great aggressiveness at both sides of the court, his great wingspan enables him to be very effective under the boards, with rebounds and blocked shots. Loves to attack his opponent from the dribble, but can easily hit a three-pointer if left open on the perimeter. He usually starts at the PF, but can spend time at both forward positions.

Umana Reyer Venezia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marquez Haynes
Andrea De_Nicolao
Julyan Stone
Riccardo Bolpin

Forwards:
Tomas Ress
Hrvoje Peric
Mitchell Watt
Gediminas Orelik
Michael Bramos

Center:
Paul Biligha

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Dominique Johnson (ex Lhasa) signs at Umana Venezia - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Defending champion Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) landed 30-year old American shooting guard Dominique Johnson (192-88kg-87, college: Azusa Pacific, agency: Higher Vision Sports). He played in the summer at Lhasa Jingtu in Chinese NBL league. Johnson managed to play in five leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 13 NBL games he averaged impressive 35.6ppg, 8.5rpg, 4.5apg and 2.2spg. The last season he played at Openjobmetis VA where in 19 Serie A games he had very remarkable stats: 17.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.9apg. Johnson also played 6 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded high stats: 15.8ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.0apg. The other team he played that season for was ALBA Berlin in German BBL. In 11 games he got 8.6ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.9apg. Johnson also played 6 games in Eurocup where he got high stats: 15.2ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.5apg and 1.7spg.
In 2010 he was drafted by Idaho Stampede (D-League) in third round (16th overall).
Johnson attended Azusa Pacific University (NCAA Div.II) and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Among other achievements Johnson's team won Polish Cup in 2014. He received also All-NAIA D1 1st Team award back in 2010 at his college time.
Johnson is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Israel (Maccabi Rishon), Turkey (Banvit), NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce, Salt Lake City Stars, Texas Legends and Canton Charge) and Poland (Slask and Siarka).
Let's have closer look into Johnson's outlook: Dominique is an athletic 6'5" combo guard with a strong body and great ability to score and defend. He is an outstanding teammate and personality, a smart player who is better suited in Europe as a scorer and a top defender. Dominique is shockingly successful having come from a NAIA school. Even so, Dominique could easily become one of the top players in Europe even at the Euroleague level.

Umana Reyer Venezia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marquez Haynes
Andrea De_Nicolao
Julyan Stone
Dominique Johnson
Riccardo Bolpin

Forwards:
Tomas Ress
Hrvoje Peric
Mitchell Watt
Gediminas Orelik
Michael Bramos

Center:
Paul Biligha

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELGIUM  


Limburg United lands Cory Dixon, ex Plymouth R. - by Eurobasket News

Hubo Limburg United (Euromillions League) tabbed 27-year old American forward Cory Dixon (201-93kg-90, college: New Orleans). He has played for the last two years at Plymouth University Raiders in British BBL league. In 33 games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 18.9ppg and recorded 7.0rpg, 3.5apg and 1.4spg last season. Dixon helped them to make it to the final. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-British BBL 2nd Team.
Three years ago he was drafted by Austin Spurs (D-League) in eighth round (119th overall).
The former University of New Orleans staris in his fourth season in pro basketball.
His team won Australian SEABL-East Regular Season in 2015.
Dixon has played also professionally in Australia (Bandits).

Hubo Limburg United roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tate Unruh
Yoann Hertay
Zach Monaghan
Matt Bingaya

Forwards:
Wen_Boss Mukubu
Cory Dixon
Jordan Heath
Abel Baptista

Center:
Khaliq Spicer

Coach: Ronnie McCollum

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Isaiah Williams (ex Kangoeroes) joins Lugano Tigers - by Luca Maffioli

Lugano Tigers (LNA) added to their roster 25-year old American small forward Isaiah Williams (201-86kg-92, college: Iona). He played last season at Kangoeroes in Belgian Euromillions League. In 38 games he had 7.5ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.6apg.
Williams' college team won MAAC Tournament in 2016.
He graduated from Iona College in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.
On Williams: A long, wing that can play all five positions on the floor.

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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  BRAZIL  


Molony-Benjamin inks at B.Cearense at the beginning of his pro career - by Paulo Freire

SKY/Basquete Cearense (NBB) added to their roster American power forward Nathan Molony-Benjamin (206-102kg). Molony-Benjamin just graduated from Sonoma State University (NCAA2). He has played there for the last four years. Molony-Benjamin played 25 games where he recorded 5.3ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.5bpg last season.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Molony-Benjamin played at the CCAA Tournament Semifinals in 2017.

SKY/Basquete Cearense roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Paulinho Boracini
Betinho Nardi_Duarte
Rashaun McLemore
David Rossetto

Forwards:
Felipe Ribeiro
Sualisson Da_Silva
Nathan Molony-Benjamin
Victor Leal

Centers:
Bruno Fiorotto
Leonardo Klassmann

Coach: Alberto Bial

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS  


BVI Is Battle Of The Fittest Basketball Champs - by David Edole

The national basketball team from the British Virgin Islands, 'Willful Skillful BVI', defeated their rivals, St. Kitts, in this year's Battle of the Fittest Basketball Tournament in St. Maarten, over the weekend, July 22.

The win, with a score of 108- 80, saw the local team walking away with the title of the tournament, which is in its fourth consecutive year, as well as a cash prize of $5000.

During the tournament, the BVI team won every game on their way to the championship round.

Other participating countries in the tournament were Aruba, Dominican Republic, Holland, St. Maarten and St. Martin.

Willful Skillful is made up of some of the best players in the Territory, including Ray D. Victor, Killven M. Samuel, Juan R. Hatchet, Kimani T. Stevens and Khalid Gerrard.

Other members on the team are Clayon M. Reese, MacKebo R. Fahie, Jason J. Hodge, Raquan K. S. Fahie, Shemar George, and Cedric D. King.

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The popular event, held at the L. B. Scott Sports Auditorium, saw teams from the Virgin Islands (VI), who were the 2016 defending champions, Dominica, Aruba, Dominican Republic, St Kitts-Nevis, Holland, and both Dutch and French St Maarten/St Martin.
The Virgin Islands did a clean sweep, winning every game they played en route to the championship game played last evening July 22, 2017 against the St Kitts' big all-star team for a cash prize of US $5000.00 (five thousand dollars) winner takes all.
VI had some of the best basketball talents
But with the VI basketball powerhouses, including Ray D. Victor, Killven M. Samuel, and St Thomas' Khalid S. Gerrard, it was a blow out.
The VI team, named 'Willful Skillful BVI', led 52-23 at half time.
When the 4th quarter ended the score was VI-108 to St Kitts- 80, a crushing defeat for the St Kitts team.
The VI boys were led by Coach Ronald 'Gola' Simmonds with Assistant Coach Trevor 'West' Stevens. The Manager was Don 'Dongo' Farrel.
For the VI Team, Mr Samuel aka 'Kelo' led with most points and was named the Championship Team MVP. He also picked up the Battle of the Fittest Basketball Tournament's overall defensive player.
Team VI also included other basketball talents such as Juan R. Hatchet, Kimani T. Stevens, Clayon M. Reese, MacKebo R. Fahie, Jason J. Hodge, Raquan K. S. Fahie, Shemar George, and Cedric D. King.
See previous article published July 22, 2017
Tortola vs St Kitts in Battle of the Fittest Tournament- St Maarten
The Virgin Islands (Tortola) is represented in the Battle of the Fittest Basketball Tournament in Dutch St Maarten, with some eleven players and they have won all games played so far.
The VI team, named 'Willful Skillful', will face St Kitts in the final championship game this evening Saturday July 22, 2017 at 9:00 PM at the LB Scout Auditorium in St Maarten and the winner takes all.
The team is being led by Coach Ronald 'Gola' Simmonds and the winner will walk away with a cash prize of US$5000.00.
Big local basketball names
The team includes big Virgin Islands (VI) basketball names from both Tortola and Virgin Gorda, such as Ray D. Victor, Killven M. Samuel, Juan R. Hatchet, Kimani T. Stevens and Khalid Gerrard.

Other members on the VI squad are Clayon M. Reese, MacKebo R. Fahie, Jason J. Hodge, Raquan K. S. Fahie, Shemar George, and Cedric D. King.




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  CANADA  


Prat lands Caleb Agada, ex Ottawa - by Eurobasket News

CB Prat Juventud (LEB Gold) landed 23-year old Canadian-Nigerian guard Caleb Agada (193-94, agency: Blacktop Management). He just graduated from Ottawa. In 20 games he averaged impressive 15.8ppg, 6.2rpg, 3.1apg and 2.7spg (in top 3) last season. Agada helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in CIS. They also advanced to the league semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded CIS All-Canadian Defensive Player of the Year, All-OUA Defensive Player of the Year and selected to All-OUA 1st Team.
Among other achievements Agada's team won OUA North Division Regular Season for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
He represented Canada at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 3.8ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.8apg, 1.4spg.
Agada has played previously for Marauders and Burlington E..

CB Prat Juventud roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Caleb Agada
Alex Campbell
Marc Sese

Forward:
Marc Blanch

Center:
Gerbert Marti

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @CompeticionFEB)

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Ennis re-signs at LA Lakers - by Eurobasket News

Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) confirmed in their roster 23-year old Canadian international guard Tyler Ennis (188-82kg-94, college: Syracuse). He played there last season. In 22 NBA games he had 7.7ppg, 1.2rpg and 2.4apg. Ennis also played for the Rockets. But in 31 NBA games he recorded just 1.9ppg and 1.1apg.
Three years ago he was drafted by Phoenix Suns in first round (18th overall). Ennis attended Syracuse University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team was regular season runner-up in ACC in 2014. Ennis was also voted ACC All-Freshman Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Ennis has been also a member of Canadian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Canadian senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team in 2012.
Ennis represented Canada at the World Championships U19 in Prague (Czech Republic) four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: Score-1 (20.9ppg), 4.0rpg, 2.8apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 49.6%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 70.6%.
Ennis has played previously for two other teams: Milwaukee Bucks and Northern Arizona Suns.

Los Angeles Lakers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tyler Ennis
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Alex Caruso

Forward:
PJ Dozier

Coach: Luke Walton

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

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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  CAPE VERDE  


Jeffrey Xavier (ex FC Porto) agreed terms with Quimper - by Eurobasket News

Quimper UJAP (ProB) strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old American (has also Cape Verdean passport) point guard Jeffrey Xavier (189-85, college: Providence). He played most recently at FC Porto in Portuguese LPB league. Xavier managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 29 LPB games he recorded 10.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.8apg and 1.3spg. He helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Honorable Mention. Xavier also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 12.3ppg, 3.2rpg and 3.7apg. And finally he contributed to 1 game in Basketball Champions League, but he did not score anything.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Xavier spent at Leche Rio Breogan in Spanish LEB Gold. In 16 games he had very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.1apg and 1.9spg (in top 4). The other team Xavier played that season for was BBC Bayreuth in German BBL. In 13 games he got 10.2ppg, 2.2rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg.
Xavier represented Cape Verde at the Afrobasket Championships in Rades (Tunisia) two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: Score-2 (19.6ppg), 4.2rpg, Assists-5 (4.0apg), 1.6spg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 36.2%, FT: 78.6%.
Xavier has played also professionally for other Spanish teams like Caceres_Basket, Burgos and Palencia_Baloncesto.
He attended Providence College until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

Quimper UJAP roster for 2017-2018:

Mathieu Tensorer
Fabien Herard
Jeffrey Xavier
Kevin Mondesir
Maxime Choplin
Jean-Dieudonniz Biog
Paul-Lou Duwiquet
Demarco Cox
James Ellisor
Thomas Prost
Marc-Antoine Hello

Coach: Laurent Foirest

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CHAD  


Placide Nakidjim joins La Roda - by Eurobasket News

Fundacion Globalcaja La Roda agreed terms with 23-year old Chadian center Placide Nakidjim (205-94) from CB Cazorla Jaen Paraiso Interior. In 9 EBA games in Spain he had very impressive stats: 17.9ppg, 11.1rpg, 2.6apg, 1.2spg and 2.8bpg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Nakidjim also played that season for Moron (LEB Silver) where in 10 games he recorded 9.0ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.0spg and 1.0bpg. The other team Nakidjim played shortly was Basket Globalcaja Quintanar (LEB Silver). In 7 games he averaged remarkable 19.3ppg, 12.3rpg, 1.7apg and 2.3bpg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Nakidjim was voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA Center of the Year in 2016.
He has played previously for four other teams: Real Madrid, Real Madrid II, Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B and Cambados.
On Nakidjim: An undersized center with great athletic skills. A great leaper and slasher, he indimitades yet a lot in the paint.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CHILE  


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)



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  CHINA  


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)



Dominique Johnson (ex Lhasa) signs at Umana Venezia - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Defending champion Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) landed 30-year old American shooting guard Dominique Johnson (192-88kg-87, college: Azusa Pacific, agency: Higher Vision Sports). He played in the summer at Lhasa Jingtu in Chinese NBL league. Johnson managed to play in five leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 13 NBL games he averaged impressive 35.6ppg, 8.5rpg, 4.5apg and 2.2spg. The last season he played at Openjobmetis VA where in 19 Serie A games he had very remarkable stats: 17.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.9apg. Johnson also played 6 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded high stats: 15.8ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.0apg. The other team he played that season for was ALBA Berlin in German BBL. In 11 games he got 8.6ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.9apg. Johnson also played 6 games in Eurocup where he got high stats: 15.2ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.5apg and 1.7spg.
In 2010 he was drafted by Idaho Stampede (D-League) in third round (16th overall).
Johnson attended Azusa Pacific University (NCAA Div.II) and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Among other achievements Johnson's team won Polish Cup in 2014. He received also All-NAIA D1 1st Team award back in 2010 at his college time.
Johnson is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Israel (Maccabi Rishon), Turkey (Banvit), NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce, Salt Lake City Stars, Texas Legends and Canton Charge) and Poland (Slask and Siarka).
Let's have closer look into Johnson's outlook: Dominique is an athletic 6'5" combo guard with a strong body and great ability to score and defend. He is an outstanding teammate and personality, a smart player who is better suited in Europe as a scorer and a top defender. Dominique is shockingly successful having come from a NAIA school. Even so, Dominique could easily become one of the top players in Europe even at the Euroleague level.

Umana Reyer Venezia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marquez Haynes
Andrea De_Nicolao
Julyan Stone
Dominique Johnson
Riccardo Bolpin

Forwards:
Tomas Ress
Hrvoje Peric
Mitchell Watt
Gediminas Orelik
Michael Bramos

Center:
Paul Biligha

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  COLOMBIA  

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.10.5 
 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. Moreno, Cimarrones4.9 
 6. Medina, Piratas4.9 
 7. Granados, Academia4.8 
 8. Coombs, Sabios4.4 
 9. Wormely, Caciques4.4 
 10. Caicedo, Cimar.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Antonio BIVINS
  Aguilas
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Bivins, Aguilas2.7 
 2. Diaz, Condores2.3 
 3. Moreno, Cimarrones2.1 
 4. Ortiz, Fast Break1.8 
 5. Renteria, Cimar.1.7 
 6. McCoy, Condores1.6 
 7. Rivera, Sabios1.5 
 8. Crawford, Aguilas1.5 
 9. Carraway, Cimar.1.5 
 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.0.8 
 9. Givens, Piratas0.8 
 10. Mendoza, Piratas0.7 


Juan Herrera joins Condores for the Semifinals - by Victor Garcia

Condores de Tocacipa will play the semifinals of the Colombian professional basketball league facing the best team of the regular season: FastBreak, after spent all the regular season with just two reliable imports the team management chooses to make a good move bringing in the well known and proven winner forward Juan Herrera (197-F-81)
Herrera has been champion in Colombia with Cucuta, Bambuqueros and Bukaros and will bring to the team a solid power forward who can do the job in the paint while also shoot the long range bombs.
Herrera has already joind the team and will play tomorrow in the game one of the playoff



Colombian Profesional League Semifinals Preview 2017 - by Victor Garcia

The semifinals of the Colombian Professional Basketball League 2017 are ready to start, two playoffs to the best in 3 games, with the first game at the worst record home and the last two at the home of the best regular season record
.
FastBreak fom Valle del Cauca, was dominant achieving the first seed and home court advantage in the playoffs, their roster was by far the best in the competition, with good ball handlers In Crockrell, Ceter and Salazar, prodigious scorers in Ortiz, Uhegwu and Sneed and intimidators in the painting like Julio and Hinestroza, have had the second offensive during the regular phase with a scoring efficiency of 43% ,and the best defense allowing only 39% of the points that their opponents could score, Ortiz, Sneed, Uhegwu and Julio are their main players.

Academia de la Montana finished the regular season in second place, far from the leader, 9 points behind , a big gap, , Academia had ups and downs during the regular season, specially because the injuries of its main players , Divier Perez and Beyckar Aguaslimpias missed 14 games, Murray and Balbuena 6 games both, as was expected the greatest strength of the Academy is its interior game as its Colombian post up players lead all the front lines of the League with 18 rebounds and 3 blocks per game, another very positive stat: more than 50% of their points comes from assists, Murray and Granados were ranked 1 and 6 in this statistical section, its most important players: Perez, Murray, Aguaslimpias and Granados.

Cimarrones were ranked third, paying the price of two forfeits that limited their rank, sanctioned with forfeits for not having their gym available for the games against FastBreak and largely due to the injuries of his main point guards: Moreno and Caicedo (9 games without at least one of them), besides the low level of two of the initial imports Canty and Williams that did not fulfill the expectations, The arrival of Venezuelan forward Jose Rodriguez, one of the revelations of the Venezuelan League this year, improved the team game , the Chocoanos were the quintet that received fewer points per game in the elimination phase, and the team with better average In triples with a 34% , however its low percentage from the free throw 59% and o2FG: 47% limited its offensive efficiency to just 42,5% lowest among the 4 semifinalists, their most important players are: Amir Carraway, Jose Rodriguez, Juan Hernandez, Edgar Moreno and Eleutherio Renteria.

Condores were ranked fourth, living the paradox of having the best offensive efficiency as they materialize almost 45% of the points they try, and the worst defensive efficiency allowing their rivals to convert 43% of possible points, paying the price of having in Lamar Roberson its best scorer but at the same time its worst defensive player, also have played giving a handicap since two of the foreigners: Dyer and Morgan do not show the level to be competitive; Ryan Mccoy, Luis Almanza (mr. Double-double), Lamar Roberson and Pichi Torres are their most important players, Mccoy and Roberson are the couple that most three pointers score in the league.

Looking at each playoff FastBreak is big favorite to sweep to Condores, in the preliminary round defeated Condores in the four games by a margin of 15 points, and in two of those games left them below 65 pts, limiting them to its lower percentage of three pointers, Condores may have some hope, the regulation allows the change the imports at any time, and Condores sent Sean Morgan back home and bring in the veteran Juan Herrera who can have a positive impact in the Condores performance.

The series between Academia and Cimarrones looks very even, each team swept the other as local in the previous confrontations, in its victories Cimarrones averaged 74 pts per game including 104 in the second one that was disputed in Quibdo, Academia barely average 63 pts in the 4 games Including 67 in the victories as a local, Cimarrones has in the trio Hernandez, Rodriguez and Arboleda size and weight to face Perez and Aguaslimpias, but Academia still has a wild card under the sleeve: may include a third foreigner, if the player is properly selected, a stretch 4 scorer, can change the balance of the series.



Colombian Profesional League Semifinals Preview - by Victor Garcia

The semifinals of the Colombian Professional Basketball League 2017 are ready to start, two playoffs to the best in 3 games, with the first game at the worst record home and the last two at the home of the best regular season record
.
FastBreak fom Valle del Cauca, was dominant achieving the first seed and home court advantage in the playoffs, their roster was by far the best in the competition, with good ball handlers In Crockrell, Ceter and Salazar, prodigious scorers in Ortiz, Uhegwu and Sneed and intimidators in the painting like Julio and Hinestroza, have had the second offensive during the regular phase with a scoring efficiency of 43% ,and the best defense allowing only 39% of the points that their opponents could score, Ortiz, Sneed, Uhegwu and Julio are their main players.

Academia de la Montana finished the regular season in second place, far from the leader, 9 points behind , a big gap, , Academia had ups and downs during the regular season, specially because the injuries of its main players , Divier Perez and Beyckar Aguaslimpias missed 14 games, Murray and Balbuena 6 games both, as was expected the greatest strength of the Academy is its interior game as its Colombian post up players lead all the front lines of the League with 18 rebounds and 3 blocks per game, another very positive stat: more than 50% of their points comes from assists, Murray and Granados were ranked 1 and 6 in this statistical section, its most important players: Perez, Murray, Aguaslimpias and Granados.

Cimarrones were ranked third, paying the price of two forfeits that limited their rank, sanctioned with forfeits for not having their gym available for the games against FastBreak and largely due to the injuries of his main point guards: Moreno and Caicedo (9 games without at least one of them), besides the low level of two of the initial imports Canty and Williams that did not fulfill the expectations, The arrival of Venezuelan forward Jose Rodriguez, one of the revelations of the Venezuelan League this year, improved the team game , the Chocoanos were the quintet that received fewer points per game in the elimination phase, and the team with better average In triples with a 34% , however its low percentage from the free throw 59% and o2FG: 47% limited its offensive efficiency to just 42,5% lowest among the 4 semifinalists, their most important players are: Amir Carraway, Jose Rodriguez, Juan Hernandez, Edgar Moreno and Eleutherio Renteria.

Condores were ranked fourth, living the paradox of having the best offensive efficiency as they materialize almost 45% of the points they try, and the worst defensive efficiency allowing their rivals to convert 43% of possible points, paying the price of having in Lamar Roberson its best scorer but at the same time its worst defensive player, also have played giving a handicap since two of the foreigners: Dyer and Morgan do not show the level to be competitive; Ryan Mccoy, Luis Almanza (mr. Double-double), Lamar Roberson and Pichi Torres are their most important players, Mccoy and Roberson are the couple that most three pointers score in the league.

Looking at each playoff FastBreak is big favorite to sweep to Condores, in the preliminary round defeated Condores in the four games by a margin of 15 points, and in two of those games left them below 65 pts, limiting them to its lower percentage of three pointers, Condores may have some hope, the regulation allows the change the imports at any time, and Condores sent Sean Morgan back home and bring in the veteran Juan Herrera who can have a positive impact in the Condores performance.

The series between Academia and Cimarrones looks very even, each team swept the other as local in the previous confrontations, in its victories Cimarrones averaged 74 pts per game including 104 in the second one that was disputed in Quibdo, Academia barely average 63 pts in the 4 games Including 67 in the victories as a local, Cimarrones has in the trio Hernandez, Rodriguez and Arboleda size and weight to face Perez and Aguaslimpias, but Academia still has a wild card under the sleeve: may include a third foreigner, if the player is properly selected, a stretch 4 scorer, can change the balance of the series.



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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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.



Dominik Mavra (ex Karpos Sokoli) agreed terms with Joventut - by Eurobasket News

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona (Liga Endesa) inked 23-year old Croatian international guard Dominik Mavra (195-94). He played most recently at Karpos Sokoli in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga. Mavra managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 17 Prva Liga games he recorded 12.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 4.1apg. He also played 19 games in ABA League where he averaged 9.2ppg, 2.3rpg and 3.7apg. And finally Mavra contributed to 5 games in Balkan League where he had 11.6ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.6apg and 1.0spg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season he spent at MKS Dabrowa Gornicza in Polish TBL. In 14 games he got 8.9ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.6apg. The other team Mavra played shortly was Cibona in Croatian league. But in three FIBA Europe Cup games he did not score anything and had only 6 rebounds and 6 assists. He also played 11 games in ABA League where he got 4.5ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.2apg. Mavra's team won Macedonian Cup. He received Eurobasket.com All-Macedonian League 3rd Team award in 2017.
Mavra has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. He played for Croatian senior team this year and previously for U19 National Team in 2013.
Mavra represented Croatia at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) three years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 10 games: 9.5ppg, 4.5rpg, 4.0apg, FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 80.6%.
Mavra has played also professionally for other Croatian teams like KK Split, KK Zagreb, KK_Zadar and Sus.-Moslavina.
His game is described as: A big guard who has good offensive skills and an enough solid body to grab rebounds and be effective inside.

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Dominik Mavra

Forwards:
Alex Ruoff
Albert Ventura
Simon Birgander

Center:
Jerome Jordan

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Umana Venezia keeps Peric for another season - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) re-signed 32-year old Croatian international forward Hrvoje Peric (203-102kg-85). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 45 Serie A games he averaged 12.4ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg last season. Peric helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA 1st Team and All-Imports Team. Peric also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 11.2ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.8apg. He contributed to his team making it to the Basketball Champions League Final Four.
Among other achievements Peric received Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Most Improved Player of the Year award in 2015.
He has been a member of Croatian international program for some years. Peric has been regularly called to Croatian senior team since 2006 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2003.
He has played also professionally in Spain (Unicaja Malaga) and Croatia (KK Split, KK Zagreb, KK_Zadar, Alkar Sinj and KK_Solin) and Italy (Benetton Treviso and Vanoli Cremona).
Peric's game is described as: An all-around player who adds physical skills and a strong body to good technical skills. Plays with great aggressiveness at both sides of the court, his great wingspan enables him to be very effective under the boards, with rebounds and blocked shots. Loves to attack his opponent from the dribble, but can easily hit a three-pointer if left open on the perimeter. He usually starts at the PF, but can spend time at both forward positions.

Umana Reyer Venezia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marquez Haynes
Andrea De_Nicolao
Julyan Stone
Riccardo Bolpin

Forwards:
Tomas Ress
Hrvoje Peric
Mitchell Watt
Gediminas Orelik
Michael Bramos

Center:
Paul Biligha

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Devin Searcy (ex Vechta) is a newcomer at Petrolina AEK Larnaca - by Eurobasket News

Petrolina AEK Larnaca (Division A) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old American power forward Devin Searcy (208-104kg-89, college: Dayton). He played last season at SC Rasta Vechta in German BBL league. In 31 games he recorded 10.0ppg and 6.7rpg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Searcy spent at s Oliver Baskets (also in BBL) where in 27 games he averaged 5.4ppg and 3.6rpg. Searcy also played that season for SPO Rouen in French ProA. In 6 games he had 6.5ppg and 5.2rpg.
Searcy played in the final of Atlantic 10 Tournament in 2011.
He is quite experienced player. Thanks to Searcy's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America) in four different countries. Searcy has played previously professionally also in Japan (Toyama Grouses), Russia (Zenit) and NBA (Phi.76ers).
He attended University of Dayton until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

Petrolina AEK Larnaca roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Tomislav Petrovic
Danilo Tasic

Center:
Devin Searcy

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
.

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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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.17.8 
 9. Miller, Leones SD17.8 
 10. Freeman, Caner.16.9 
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 PP8.4 
 5. Santana, Titanes .8.3 
 6. Vargas, Metros S.8.0 
 7. Rhett, Leones SD7.7 
 8. Gilder, Caneros LR7.1 
 9. Glenn, Metros S.6.6 
 10. Evangelista, Caner.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Juan CORONADO
  Reales LV
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Coronado, Reales LV6.5 
 2. Miller, Leones SD5.6 
 3. De-Leon, Metros S.5.1 
 4. Suero, Indios SFM4.9 
 5. Soliman, Caner.4.8 
 6. Fortuna, Leones SD3.8 
 7. Carter, Huracane.3.6 
 8. Glenn, Metros S.3.5 
 9. Fortuna, Titanes .3.4 
 10. Ruiz, Soles SD3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Elpidio FORTUNA
  Leones SD
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Fortuna, Leones SD2.0 
 2. Suero, Indios SFM1.8 
 3. Jones, Huracanes PP1.7 
 4. Valdez, Huracane.1.7 
 5. Beidler, Huracane.1.6 
 6. De-Leon, Metros S.1.5 
 7. Suero, Indios SFM1.4 
 8. Gilder, Caneros LR1.4 
 9. 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.1.2 
 5. Shannon, Indios S.1.1 
 6. Nunez, Metros S.1.1 
 7. Rhett, Leones SD0.9 
 8. Williams, Titanes .0.9 
 9. Garcia, Indios SFM0.8 
 10. Santana, Titanes .0.8 


Parma signs Frank Gaines - by Eurobasket News

Parma Basket Perm (VTB) signed 27-year old American shooting guard Frank Gaines (191-88kg-90, college: IPFW). He played this summer at Metros de Santiago in LNB league in Dominican Republic. In 16 games he had very impressive stats: 18.1ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.8apg and 1.1spg. The last season Gaines played at SC Rasta Vechta in German BBL where in 32 games he recorded 15.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.4apg and 1.2spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention.
In 2013 he was drafted by Maine Red Claws (D-League) in second round (18th overall).
The former Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ.-Ft.Wayne staris in his fifth season in pro basketball.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Gaines' team made it to the Summit League Tournament Semifinals in 2010 and 2013. He was also voted USBasket.com All-D-League Most Improved Player of the Year and USBasket.com D-League All-Rookie 1st Team back in 2014.
Gaines is quite experienced player. He has played in five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Gaines has played previously professionally in Italy (VL Pesaro), Poland (Wilki Morskie), Puerto Rico (Gallitos), Venezuela (Gigantes) and NBA G League (Oklahoma City Blue).

Parma Basket Perm roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Frank Gaines
Codi Miller-McIntyre

Centers:
Yanick Moreira
Andrejs Grazulis
Aleksandr Vinnik

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Edgar Sosa (ex Al Riyadi) joins Breakers - by Eurobasket News

New Zealand Breakers (NBL) agreed terms with 29-year old American (has also Dominican passport) point guard Edgar Sosa (190-80kg-88, college: Louisville). He played last season at Al Riyadi in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. In 18 games he had 13.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.7apg and 1.2spg. Sosa helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). He also played that season for Juvecaserta in Italian Serie A where in 22 games he recorded very impressive stats: 19.3ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.9apg and 1.2spg.
Sosa has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Asia-Basket.com All-Iranian Superleague Guard of the Year in 2016.
Sosa played at the WABA Club Championships this year. His team won Gold.
Sosa is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit four different continents, while he played in nine different countries. Sosa tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Germany (ratiopharm Ulm), Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem), Puerto Rico (Cangrejeros), Spain (Blancos de Rueda), Dominican Republic (Leones de Santo Domingo and Reales de La Vega), NBA (Atlanta Hawks), Italy (Banco di Srd, Angelico Biella and Sutor Montegranaro) and Iran (Petrochimi).
Sosa attended University of Louisville until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.
On Sosa: A very promising combo guard, with an immense upside. Has yet the court vision and the passing skills of a proven PG, scores a lot of points and can defend well. After the Centrobasket for Juniors 2005, he has been invited at the Dominican NT Senior camp.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Rigoberto Mendoza (ex Aguada) agreed terms with Estudiantes Concordia - by Eurobasket News

Estudiantes Concordia (LigaA) inked 25-year old Dominican guard Rigoberto Mendoza (190-82kg-92). He played in the summer at Aguada in Puerto Rican BSN league. In 33 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.2ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.6apg and 1.2spg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Puerto Rican BSN All-Star Game.
Among other achievements Mendoza's team made it to the BSN Semifinals in 2016. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSN 1st Team award in 2016.
Mendoza represented Dominican Republic at the Centrobasket in Panama City (Panama) last year. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: 10.5ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 38.2%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 86.7%.
Mendoza has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Mendoza has played previously professionally in Spain (Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia) and Dominican Republic (Los Minas, La Mattica, Reales de La Vega and Sharks).
His game is described as: With many points in their hands and is top 5 guard in Dominican Republic , someone who is going to notice your prensencia where show your professionalism by its easy offensive and intelligence on both sides of the court , is also great passer and key in the last moments of the game player.
Mendoza unlike most high-profile guys in Latinoamerica, put great numbers in Puerto Rico 2 years consecutive and leader in Points in Dominican Republic in second season profesional with 22 years
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Estudiantes Concordia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mateo Bolivar
Sebastian Orresta
Rigoberto Mendoza

Forward:
Anthony Smith

Centers:
David Doblas
Emilio Dominguez

Coach: Lucas Victoriano

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @PickandRollWeb)

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LNB Round 3 (Second Stage): Titanes Licey lose to Caneros LR - by Eurobasket News

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Titanes Licey (2-2) in San Cristobal on Monday night. Hosts were defeated by Caneros LR (2-2) 99-92. The guests trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 99-92. Strangely Titanes Licey outrebounded Caneros LR 40-26 including 18 on the offensive glass. It was a great evening for American guard Austin Freeman (194-89, college: Georgetown) who led his team to a victory scoring 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import Trey Gilder (206-85, college: Northwestern St.) helped adding 21 points. Caneros LR's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American center Brian Williams (208-87, college: Tennessee) with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 16 rebounds and 6 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Caneros LR is looking forward to face Leones SD in Santo Domingo in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Titanes Licey will play on the road against Leones SD in Santo Domingo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in San Francisco. Indios SFM (2-2) saved a 3-point victory at home edging Huracanes PP (1-4) 88-85 on Sunday evening. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Sterling Gibbs (188-92, college: Connecticut, agency: Interperformances) who led the winners and scored 15 points and 7 assists. Juan-Miguel Suero accounted for 16 points. Naturalized American forward Kelly Beidler (199-88, college: Mt.St.Mary's) came up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds for Huracanes PP in the defeat. Huracanes PP's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Indios SFM will again play against Huracanes PP (#3) in Puerto Plata in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Huracanes PP will have a break next round.
Very significant was Metros STGO's (#1, 4-1) victory against Huracanes PP (1-4) 88-81. The best player for the winners was Eloy Vargas who had a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Jarvis Williams who recorded 28 points and 9 rebounds. Huracanes PP's coach tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Metros STGO will meet Indios SFM in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Huracanes PP will play against Indios SFM and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very significant was Leones SD's (#3, 2-2) victory against Titanes Licey (2-2) 97-86. It was a good game for Patrick Miller who led his team to a victory with 26 points and 7 assists. Leones SD's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Leones SD's next round opponent will be Caneros LR in La Romana and it will be for sure the game of the week. Titanes Licey will play again on the road against Leones SD in Santo Domingo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Metros STGO - Huracanes PP 88-81

Very significant was Metros STGO's (#1, 4-1) victory against Huracanes PP (1-4) 88-81. Metros STGO made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 22 Huracanes PP turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was center Eloy Vargas (211-88, college: Kentucky, agency: Duran International) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Point guard Adris De-Leon (180-84, college: E.Washington) chipped in 15 points and 6 assists. Four Metros STGO players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American Jarvis Williams (198-89, college: Minn.St.-Mankato) who recorded 28 points and 9 rebounds and naturalized American guard Maurice Carter (183-83, college: Robert Morris) added 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists respectively. Huracanes PP's coach tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Metros STGO will meet Indios SFM in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Huracanes PP will play against Indios SFM and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Huracanes PP: J.Williams 28+9reb+3ast, K.Beidler 16+4reb+1ast, M.Carter 14+7reb+5ast, A.Jones 9+6reb+3ast, L.Jacobo 5+1reb, J.Valdez 4+3reb+1ast
Metros STGO: E.Vargas 18+11reb+5ast, R.Glenn 16+4reb+1ast, A.De Leon 15+4reb+6ast, V.Liz 14+1reb+2ast, J.Akindele 9+6reb+1ast, R.Soliver 6+4reb+3ast
gschID: 550374


Titanes Licey - Caneros LR 92-99

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Titanes Licey (2-2) in San Cristobal on Monday night. Hosts were defeated by Caneros LR (2-2) 99-92. The guests trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 99-92. Strangely Titanes Licey outrebounded Caneros LR 40-26 including 18 on the offensive glass. It was a great evening for American guard Austin Freeman (194-89, college: Georgetown) who led his team to a victory scoring 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import Trey Gilder (206-85, college: Northwestern St.) helped adding 21 points. Caneros LR's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American center Brian Williams (208-87, college: Tennessee) with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 16 rebounds and 6 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and American-Hungarian forward Rashad Bell (203-82, college: Boston U.) scored 24 points. Five Caneros LR and four Titanes Licey players scored in double figures. Caneros LR is looking forward to face Leones SD in Santo Domingo in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Titanes Licey will play on the road against Leones SD in Santo Domingo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Titanes Licey: R.Bell 24+4reb+1ast, B.Williams 17+16reb+6ast, E.Santana 12+5reb+2ast, K.Perez 11+5reb+1ast, D.Moquete 10+3reb+1ast, R.Hamilton 9
Caneros LR: A.Freeman 25+6reb+4ast, T.Gilder 21+4reb+2ast, E.Soliman 15+2reb+3ast, R.Scott 14+2reb+1ast, A.Williams 13+2reb+1ast, M.Evangelista 7+7reb+1ast
gschID: 550373


Titanes Licey - Leones SD 86-97

Very significant was Leones SD's (#3, 2-2) victory against Titanes Licey (2-2) 97-86. Leones SD players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Titanes Licey's players. It was a good game for American point guard Patrick Miller (185-92, college: Tennessee St.) who led his team to a victory with 26 points and 7 assists. Naturalized American MJ Rhett (206-92, college: Mississippi) contributed with 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Leones SD's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Naturalized Spanish power forward Edward Santana (203-80) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and American center Brian Williams (208-87, college: Tennessee) added 21 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Titanes Licey. Five Leones SD and four Titanes Licey players scored in double figures. Leones SD's next round opponent will be Caneros LR in La Romana and it will be for sure the game of the week. Titanes Licey will play again on the road against Leones SD in Santo Domingo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Titanes Licey: B.Williams 21+9reb, E.Santana 18+12reb+2ast, R.Hamilton 14+4reb+4ast, K.Perez 13+6reb, C.Tatum 8+1ast, B.Colon 7+5reb+1ast
Leones SD: P.Miller 26+3reb+7ast, M.Rhett 18+6reb+3ast, S.Rojas 17+3reb+1ast, E.Fortuna 14+1reb+3ast, J.Araujo 10+8reb+2ast, O.Reed 5+6reb+4ast
gschID: 550371


Indios SFM - Huracanes PP 88-85

Important game to mention about took place in San Francisco. Indios SFM (2-2) saved a 3-point victory at home edging Huracanes PP (1-4) 88-85 on Sunday evening. Indios SFM shot 23 for 37 from the free-throw line, while Huracanes PP only scored six points from the stripe. Indios SFM forced 26 Huracanes PP turnovers. Strangely Huracanes PP outrebounded Indios SFM 43-31 including a 32-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Sterling Gibbs (188-92, college: Connecticut, agency: Interperformances) who led the winners and scored 15 points and 7 assists. Juan-Miguel Suero (198-93) accounted for 16 points for the winning side. Naturalized American forward Kelly Beidler (199-88, college: Mt.St.Mary's) came up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds and American Jarvis Williams (198-89, college: Minn.St.-Mankato) added 17 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Huracanes PP in the defeat. Five Indios SFM and four Huracanes PP players scored in double figures. Huracanes PP's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Indios SFM will again play against Huracanes PP (#3) in Puerto Plata in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Huracanes PP will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Huracanes PP: J.Williams 17+6reb+2ast, K.Beidler 16+10reb+3ast, J.Valdez 10+3reb+1ast, M.Carter 10+5reb+1ast, L.Jacobo 8+2reb, L.Cabrera 7+2reb
Indios SFM: G.Suero 16+6reb, F.Garcia 16+1ast, J.Miguel Suero 16+4reb+3ast, S.Gibbs 15+2reb+7ast, I.Romero 12+6reb+1ast, L.Bethelmy 7+8reb
gschID: 550372





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

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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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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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Ratiopharm lands Joseph Lewis - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Ratiopharm Ulm (BBL) tabbed 25-year old American guard Joseph Lewis (188-85kg-92, college: Louisville) from medi Bayreuth. In 36 BBL games in Germany he averaged impressive 15.3ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.1apg last season. He can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga 2nd Team, All-Star Game and All-Newcomers Team.
Lewis has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Horizon League Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2014 and 2015).
Lewis graduated from University of Louisville in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Ratiopharm Ulm roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Per Guenther
Toure Murry
Ismet Akpinar
Joseph Lewis
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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FC Barcelona could land Phil Pressey - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) is close to sign 26-year old American point guard Phil Pressey (180-79kg-91, college: Missouri) who played last time at Santa Cruz Warriors in NBA G League. In 49 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.6ppg, 5.2rpg, 8.0apg (top 5) and 2.0spg (in top 5) last season. Pressey also spent pre-season at the Warriors in NBA that year.
Among other achievements his college team won Big 12 Tournament in 2012. Pressey received also NABC Division I All-District 21 1st Team award back in 2013.
He has played previously professionally in NBA (Utah Jazz, Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns and Phi.76ers) and NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars).
Pressey attended University of Missouri until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

FC Barcelona Lassa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Thomas Heurtel
Rakim Sanders

Forward:
Adrien Moerman

Center:
Pierre Oriola

Coach: Alfonso Alonso

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

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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Division C. Day 3 in Andorra la Vella - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Armenia - Moldova 78-37
Armenia outgunned Moldova to post the second win in Andorra. Georgii Shakhnazarov (186-SG-01) posted 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the winners. Armenia recorded a 43:19 halftime advantage. They held Moldova to just 18 points in the second half and raced to the win. Nikita Galtsev (194-SF-01) produced 12 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Ivan Hmirov (193-F/G-01) and Stanislav Cocorev (178-PG-01) answered with 6 points each for Moldova.

Gibraltar - Malta 84-67
Gibraltar overcame Malta to gain 2-1 record in Group A. Alejandro Garcia notched 27 points, 23 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 steals for the winners. Malta posted a 19:15 lead ten minutes into the game. But Gibraltar stepped on the gas in the next quarters. They unleashed 50 points in the second half to secure the winning outcome. Rafael Aradas (188-G-01) posted 28 points and 10 boards for Gibraltar. Nathan Xuereb (171-SF-01) banked in 30 points for Malta.

Group B
Azerbaijan - San Marino 90-62
Azerbaijan claimed the third straight win in Andorra. They cruised past San Marino to remain undefeated in Group B. Papuna Kirtadze (180-PG-01) produced 34 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. Azerbaijan accounted for a 50:32 halftime lead. They poured in 40 points after the big break and marched to the win. Jabrayil Akbarov (190-SF-02) tossed in 23 points and collected 16 rebounds for the winners. Giacomo Nicolini (178-PG-01) tossed in 16 points for San Marino.

Monaco - Albania 66-70
Albania outscored Monaco to gain the first victory in Group B. Giseld Ndreca (190-SF-01) and Mihal Ropi (203-C-01) recorded 17 points apiece for the winners. Albania jumped to a 23:10 lead after ten minutes. They stretched the margin at 19-point mark heading into the fourth quarter. Monaco went on a strong comeback rally in the final term but came up short of victory. Ergys Muhametaj (197-G/F-01) notched 14 points for Albania. Vincent Vermillac (181-F-01) answered with 15 points and 7 rebounds for Monaco.




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Henry Pwono (ex Cerignola Olimp.) signs at Lahti - by Eurobasket News

Lahti Basketball (1st Division) landed 26-year old American power forward Henry Pwono (201-104kg-91, college: East Central). He played most recently at Olimpica BK Cerignola in Italian Serie C Silver.
The previous (15-16) season Pwono played at PeU-Basket where in 30 1st Division games he was third best scorer with impressive 24.6ppg and recorded 12.4rpg (#3 in the league), 2.5apg and 1.9spg. Pwono helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Finnish 1st Division Division B Import Player of the Year, Center of the Year and selected to 1st Team.
Pwono played in the final of GAC Tournament in 2015.
He graduated from East Central University in 2015 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

Lahti Basketball roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mikko Jamsa
Jordan Jacks
Eemeli Lampen

Forward:
Hannes Koskinen

Centers:
Henry Pwono
Robert Barlund

Coach: Mike Oppland

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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.

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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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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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Rouen inks Amin Stevens, ex Keflavik - by Eurobasket News

SPO Rouen Basket (ProB) agreed terms with 27-year old American forward Amin Stevens (203-104kg-90, college: Florida A&M). He played last season at Keflavik in Icelandic Dominos League. In 30 games he was second best scorer with impressive 28.6ppg and averaged 16.0rpg (leader !!!), 2.8apg, 1.8spg (in top 5) and 1.1bpg. Stevens helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Forward of the Year.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Braunschweig in German BBL where in 34 games he had 7.8ppg and 4.2rpg.
Stevens has played previously professionally in Austria (Furstenfeld Panthers and Vienna) and Slovakia (MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno).
He attended Florida A&M University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

SPO Rouen Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ovidijus Varanauskas
Felix Michel
Obi Emegano
Emmanuel Monceau

Forwards:
Remi Dibo
Amin Stevens
Carl Ponsar
Earvine Bassoumba

Coach: Alexandre Menard

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Jeffrey Xavier (ex FC Porto) agreed terms with Quimper - by Eurobasket News

Quimper UJAP (ProB) strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old American (has also Cape Verdean passport) point guard Jeffrey Xavier (189-85, college: Providence). He played most recently at FC Porto in Portuguese LPB league. Xavier managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 29 LPB games he recorded 10.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.8apg and 1.3spg. He helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Honorable Mention. Xavier also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 12.3ppg, 3.2rpg and 3.7apg. And finally he contributed to 1 game in Basketball Champions League, but he did not score anything.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Xavier spent at Leche Rio Breogan in Spanish LEB Gold. In 16 games he had very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.1apg and 1.9spg (in top 4). The other team Xavier played that season for was BBC Bayreuth in German BBL. In 13 games he got 10.2ppg, 2.2rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg.
Xavier represented Cape Verde at the Afrobasket Championships in Rades (Tunisia) two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: Score-2 (19.6ppg), 4.2rpg, Assists-5 (4.0apg), 1.6spg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 36.2%, FT: 78.6%.
Xavier has played also professionally for other Spanish teams like Caceres_Basket, Burgos and Palencia_Baloncesto.
He attended Providence College until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

Quimper UJAP roster for 2017-2018:

Mathieu Tensorer
Fabien Herard
Jeffrey Xavier
Kevin Mondesir
Maxime Choplin
Jean-Dieudonniz Biog
Paul-Lou Duwiquet
Demarco Cox
James Ellisor
Thomas Prost
Marc-Antoine Hello

Coach: Laurent Foirest

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Besancon inks Henrikas Vorotnikovas - by Eurobasket News

Besancon Avenir Comtois (NM2) agreed terms with 27-year old Lithuanian forward Henrikas Vorotnikovas (203-115kg-90) from JSA Bordeaux Basket. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season Vorotnikovas played at Petrochema in Lithuanian NKL where in 48 games he had 12.7ppg and 5.6rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
Vorotnikovas has played previously for two other Lithuanian teams: Silute and Nevezis.

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Driss comes back to Bordeaux - by Eurobasket News

JSA Bordeaux Basket (NM2) added to their roster experienced 35-year old Tunisian ex-international swingman Sami Driss (190-82). It is actually his comeback to JSA Bordeaux as he has played here before. Driss played last season at Stade de Vanves in the NM2.
The most of previous (2015-16) season he spent at JSA Bordeaux (NM1) where in 25 games he recorded 8.9ppg, 3.9rpg, 4.0apg and 1.4spg. Driss also spent pre-season at Pau Lacq Orthez (ProA) that year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won French ProB Regular Season in 2013. Driss was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 1st Team back in 2011. He was a member of Tunisian Senior National Team back in 2007.
Driss has spent his entire career in France playing for two other teams: JSF Nanterre and Vendee Challans.
Driss is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Bordeaux.

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Benjamin John is a newcomer at Besancon - by Eurobasket News

Besancon Avenir Comtois (NM2) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old guard Benjamin John (187-93) from Ouest Lyonnais.
The previous (15-16) season John played at GET Vosges (NM1) where in 23 games he recorded just 2.6ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.8apg.
He won French NM1 championship title in 2014.
John represented France at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 0.7ppg.
John has played previously for three other teams: Cholet Basket, Monaco and CFBB.

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Bordeaux signs rookie Tyree Gaiter in his first year in pro basketball - by Eurobasket News

JSA Bordeaux Basket (NM2) strengthened their roster with addition of American point guard Tyree Gaiter (170-155kg). Gaiter has only college experience so far playing last time for Notre Dame College, OH (NCAA2). He has played there for the last four years. In 29 games he recorded very impressive stats: 24.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 7.2apg and 2.7spg in 2015-16 season. Gaiter helped them to make it to the final. Great season indeed as he was voted to All-MEC 1st Team and MEC All-Tournament Team.
Of course it will be his first season in professional basketball.

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Bordeaux signs Michael Ochereobia, ex Surrey S. - by Eurobasket News

JSA Bordeaux Basket (NM2) signed 28-year old British center Michael Ochereobia (203-118kg-89, college: W.Illinois). He played last season at Surrey Scorchers in British BBL league. In 34 games he had 8.1ppg and 6.1rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Ochereobia played at Besancon.
His team made it to the Summit League Tournament Semifinals in 2013.
Ochereobia has played previously for another French team Feurs Enfants du Forez.
He attended Western Illinois University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

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Kumanovo inks Robert Abramovic and Griffin Ramme - by Mario Divanisov

After acquiring Igor Mihajlovski on the coaching position and Aleksandar Shterjov (208-C-86, agency: Global Sports Plaza) as the first signing of the season, today KK Kumanovo 2009 straightened their roster with the addition of guards Robert Abramovic (185-PG-88, agency: PEPI SPORT) and Griffin Ramme (190-PG-89, college: Chapman).

Robert Abramovic is a well known player in the Macedonian basketball as he previously carried KK Kozuv Gevgelija for a slight period. In 3 games played in the BIBL League last season for the team from Gevgelija he managed to impress by averaging 19.3ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.3apg. He didn't stick in Gevgelija much, as he decided to move to Kosovo where he played for KB Peja. He manged to continue his impressive form at his new club averaging 13.5ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.7apg in 6 BIBL league games, as well as 18.5ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.8apg in 11 games in the domestic championship. He eventually ended up in LTH Castings Skofja Loka where he finished the previous season.

While for the American point guard, Griffin Ramme this will be his first look in the Macedonian basketball. In the previous season he played for Sport Klub Tirana here he averaged 11.2ppg, 3.9rpg and 3.1apg in 9 games in the BIBL League. The 28-year old also has experience in the Montenegrin league.

With the addition of two new guards KK Kumanovo 2009 closed the front court for the upcoming season. As a reminder, the club previously continued the cooperation with Dimitar Karadzovski (190-G-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza), Nikola Karakolev (197-SG-87) and Marjan Janevski (203-F-88) among with the young players in the club.



Karpos Sokoli's team says goodbye to their MVP Dominic Mavra - by Natasha Kostovska


The Croat goes to Spain, in the ranks of Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona where he will play with our international player Nenad Dimitrijevic (187-PG-98). After a season in Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje, Dominik Mavra (195-G-94) again "found" his form and his price on the basketball market grew because of the excellent parties in the Skopje's club.

The 23-year-old playmaker has never played for his native Zadar. He started with basketball in Zagreb, then through Split, KK Cibona VIP Zagreb, a short episode in the Polish Dabrova Gornica and through Sokoli, reached the ACB league. Considering the departure of the majority of the best players, the KK Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje next season will be significantly changed.



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Ratiopharm Ulm Add Joseph Lewis To Allstar Roster - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Ratiopharm Ulm aren't quite in the same basketball class with the Bamberg's, Munich's and Berlin's, but in terms of how they have shaped their roster for the upcoming season, they surely are once again building a very competitive club that looks like an Allstar team to finally win a title as they have experienced four final runs in the last years being known as the German Buffalo Bills who reached 4 Super Bowls and lost each one. After bringing into two ex NBA players with Luke Harangody and Toure Murry, they have hit the transfer market again and gotten a player with Joseph Lewis (188-G-92, college: Louisville) who hasn't made the NBA yet, but been on the radar of teams. Lewis is a 24 year old 188cm guard from Garfield Heights,, Ohio that had a brilliant rookie season in Germany with medi Bayreuth (Germany-BBL) playing 36 games averaging 15.3ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 46.7%, 3PT: 44.7%, FT: 93.8%. He was an instruemental figure in the success of the team reaching the playoffs. The 30 point explosion by the American in his rookie debut against ratiopharm Ulm must of quickly opened the eyes of head coach Thorsten Leibenath. "Last season he showed a very grown up performance for a rookie. He is able to impressively score, bring impulses on defense and to guide a game.Last season with medi Bayreuth he scored in double figures in 27 games including a 31 point explosion against Science City Jena, 30 points against the Fraport Skyliners, 26 points against Braunschweig and 25 points against the EWE Baskets Oldenburg.

Lewis had a very whirlwind college career playing for three schools and thus seeing many different styles of play and playing for different coaches that helped shape his game and make him the player he has become. Before college he played at Garfield Heights HS and in 2011 started at Penn St. (NCAA) playing 20 games averaging 5.6ppg, 1.4rpg, FGP: 41.7%, 3PT: 34.7%, FT: 60.0%. In 2013, he transfered to Cleveland St. (NCAA) playing 32 games averaging 13.1ppg, 3.7rpg, 3.4apg, FGP: 42.7%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 75.4%. In his junior season at Cleveland St. (NCAA) he played 34 games averaging 16.3ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.9apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 47.4%, 3PT: 42.3%, FT: 75.7%. For his senior season he ahd the opportunity to play for the legendary coach Rick Pitino at Louisville (NCAA) where he played 31 games averaging 11.3ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.3apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 46.9%, 3PT: 35.1%, FT: 79.5%. He already showed his massive scoring qualitieis at Cleveland State putting up some big numbers against Mount Vernon Nazarene with 32 points, Detroit Mercy with 30 points, and 29 points against Youngstown St. At Louisville he scored 22 points against Virginia Tech and St Louis and 21 points against Utah Valley. In the summer of 2016 he played NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas (Cleveland Cavaliers): (Semifinals): 5 games: 1.4ppg. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been Horizon League Regular Season Runner-Up -14, Horizon League Tournament Semifinals -14, 15, All-Horizon League 1st Team -15, NABC All-District 12 2nd Team -15, ACC All-Academic Team -16, Reese's NCAA D1 All-Star Game -16, German Bundesliga All-Star Game -17, Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga 2nd Team -17, and Eurobasket.com German Bundesliga All-Newcomers Team -17.

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Chris Carter (Rasta Vechta) Playing Alongside Virgil Matthews Was Instrumental For My Basketball Career - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Chris Carter (195-G-92, college: Florida Tech, agency: Interperformances) is a 25 year old 195cm guard that was born in Brooklyn, New York and is from Port St. Lucie, Florida that will go into his third professional season and second in Germany and first with SC Rasta Vechta (Germany-ProA). Last season he played for BV Chemnitz 99 (Germany-ProA) playing 40 games averaging 12.4ppg, 4.2rpg, Assists-4 (5.7apg), Steals-4 (2.1spg), FGP: 53.0%, 3PT: 34.5%, FT: 73.4%. As a rookie he played for Bipa Basket Odessa (Ukraine-SL Favorit Sport) playing 32 games averaging 14.0ppg, 4.7rpg, 5.0apg, Steals-1 (2.2spg), FGP: 44.1%, 3PT: 27.4%, FT: 77.3%. He started his basketball career at Air Force (NCAA) and then played the last three years of school at Florida Tech (NCAA2) and as a senior played 21 games averaging 14.0ppg, 4.9rpg, 3.8apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 46.9%, 3PT: 38.4%, FT: 75.8%. He spoke to eurobasket about basketball.

Chris thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. Where are you at the moment and how is your summer coming along?

Hello Miles, I hope all is well. Thanks for this interview I am currently back home doing some traveling around the states working out and getting ready to head out in the next few weeks back to Germany. My summer is coming along okay. I just got back from a China tour so I have been pretty busy with basketball.

You share the same name, but the legendary NFL wide receiver is spelled Cris. How often do you get asked about Chris Carter who shares your name?

I don't really get asked that question much. I think my name is pretty cool and my goal is to make people think of a great basketball player when they hear the name Chris Carter.

How thankful are you in general for going into your third professional season when you look at a very talented guy like your ex teammate Jermaine Jackson who put big stats up at Florida
Tech like you, but has nothing on his basketball resume except for playing in the semi-pro league UBL?

I am very thankful and blessed to be heading into my third professional basketball season. It's a shame that my college teammate Jermaine didn't get an opportunity to showcase his talents on the court at the European level. He is a great player and would have no problem scoring with the best in Europe. Maybe this summer he will get his opportunity. Overall, I am grateful that my agency, and Bipa Odessa gave me the opportunity to start my professional career.

Congrats on signing with Rasta Vechta. You had a solid season with BV Chemitz that was so close to moving up to the BBL. How difficult was it leaving this very ambitious organization?

Thank you Miles. I am happy to be a part of this new team and hope to have an excellent season with Rasta Vechta. It was very tough leaving the Chemnitz family. The team, coaching staff, and fans were very good to me. I am grateful for the organization for giving me a chance to showcase what I can do. Fortunately, we had a good enough season that opened up other doors for me to be successful and I took the opportunity with Vechta.

You move from one ambitious organization to the next with Rasta Vechta who want to move right back to the BBL next season. What was most key for you signing with them?

I am aware this organization has high expectations for their future and I just wanted to be a part of something special. They have a great coach in Coach Spradley, an excellent fan base, and BBL resources that together influenced my decision to sign with them and join the Vechta family.

How did you experience your third summer on the transfer market. Did you have some offers where you had to really dig down deep to decide that Rasta Vechta was the best opportunity?

In terms of the market this summer, I had some strong interest from some other leagues in other countries, but nothing substantial. I knew I wouldn't mind playing in Germany again and did not want to prolong the signing process deep into the summer. It was mainly between Chemnitz and Vechta and after careful thought and consideration I made my decision.

When the Rasta Vechta roster is set, you will have more skilled players as a whole then what you had with BV Chemnitz. What will be your personal goal on the court this season besides trying to win every game?

Besides trying to win as much games as possible, my personal goal on the court this season is to make my teammates better in any way I can. I understand that you can't get the great personal accolades such as Player of the Year and, Defensive Player of the Year unless you are winning ball games, making a deep push in the playoffs, and getting into that Championship series. Of course, I have personal goals that I want to reach, but it starts with being a leader and pushing my teammates to buy in and achieve great success this season.

Let's talk a little about last season. You suffered a tough 5 game series loss to Gotha. Was game 5 the toughest loss you have ever had to digest in your professional career and college?

Gotha was a very good team and hats off to their organization for pulling off the come from behind victory. At the end of the day, they got it done and we didn't. It was a hard-fought game 5 at home and we fought hard but unfortunately it was not enough. Yes, it was one of my toughest losses in my basketball career, but I learned a lot about myself, and different situations that I will handle differently.

BV Chemnitz was up 2-0 and lost 3-2. All three games were close. What do you feel was the difference in the series?

I feel like executing down the stretch and rebounding was our Achilles heel in that series. I wish we could have had a few more possessions back but it is what it is. You live and you learn.

What is your summary of the season? BV Chemnitz had three match balls for the BBL, but failed. Did the club still exceed expectations or not?

I thought we had an excellent season and achieve a lot of goals as a team. I think nobody in the league thought Chemnitz would finish 3rd in the league and a few possessions from entering the BBL. Of course, It would have been awesome to win and have the opportunity to advance, but I thought we did well as a team and an organization.

You had a super second professional season averaging 12.4ppg, 4.2rpg, Assists-4 (5.7apg), Steals-4 (2.1spg), FGP: 53.0%, 3PT: 34.5%, FT: 73.4%. How satisfied were you with your season. You do so much on the court do still feel like you could have been even more of a scorer in key moments of games?

I thought I had a solid second professional season in terms of stats. There are things I definitely plan on improving for next season. I had too many turnovers to my assists, and I need to improve on my 3-point shooting, overall scoring and rebounding. I pride myself on being a stat filler which allows me to be more versatile on the court and maximize the minutes that I play. I need to be more aggressive on my reads moving forward. A lot of my turnovers came from forcing passes that were not there when I should have just trusted my own shot more in late game situations. It is a learning experience and I will get better this upcoming season.

How important was it for your game to have experienced Virgil Matthwes on the court? Was it blind trust after a while with you two guys on the court?

Having a chance to play alongside Virgil was instrumental for my basketball career. He is a veteran with a strong IQ of the game and excellent in reading pick and roll situations. I tried to mimic a lot of what he did and blend that in to my game and I feel like it made me a better player. We complimented each other's game very well and made it hard on teams in the league because it didn't matter who had the ball in their hand.

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

A hidden strength in my game is my leadership skills. I try to find a way to bring the best out of players on the team and hold everyone including myself accountable. I try to compete at a high level every day in practice and really push my teammates so we will be ready for the game. I don't know if it's a hidden strength, but my thinking is if we can have a great practice every day and get better than we were the day before, we are making strides forward. If we have a bad practice as a team I take it personally.

As a rookie you played for Bipa Basket Odessa (Ukraine-SL Favorit Sport) playing 32 games averaging 14.0ppg, 4.7rpg, 5.0apg, Steals-1 (2.2spg), FGP: 44.1%, 3PT: 27.4%, FT: 77.3%. What was your wake up call to being a rookie in Europe where you knew that you were far away from home in Port St. Lucie, Florida

Well as soon as I got to Ukraine, I knew right away I was in for a wake up call. In terms of on the court, the physicality was something I had to get used to very quickly and adapt. I was not getting any foul calls on my layups at that level so then I started trying to dunk on whoever was in my way. I also had to become more patient on the pick and roll situations and really learn how to read defenses.

In your rookie season you were the lone American on the team. How important was it for you having to really be on your own instead of having a few Americans around you who could of helped you adjust easier?

I was the lone American on my team in Ukraine and in result made a conscious effort to learn the Russian language. Even today, I can still hold my own in short dialogues. I think it was a blessing in disguise because I learned how to be a man and not rely on anyone to take care of me. Also, the fans embraced me more when they noticed that I was making an effort to learn their language and culture so I cant complain one bit.

You started your NCAA career at the Air Force (NCAA) playing 23 games averaging 1.6ppg, 1.4rpg. Despite only being there a year, what positives could you take to with you?

Because I went to a military school, I learned discipline, leadership, and the importance of we over I. Certain things like keeping a tidy house at all times, being vocal on the court, and being a good teammate can all be contributed to my stay at the Air Force.

You continued at Florida Tech and played under head coach Billy Mims. How did he groom and prepare you best for a professional basketball career?

Billy Mims is a great coach. He has coached professionally in England for about 10 years before he came over to Florida Tech. He runs a pro style offense and went about practice in a very professional manner. He threw me in the captains position right away which was different for me but I got used to it . He put a lot of trust and faith in me to make the right decision within the offense. Most importantly, the best thing coach Mims did for my career was switch me from the shooting guard position to the point guard position my junior and senior year. That allowed me to get familiar with ball screen situations as well as running the floor with ease. I feel like this allowed to become a versatile player because I can play whatever the coach needs me to at any time and do it very efficiently.


Who won a one on one in practice you or Jermaine Jackson?

Jermaine usually got the best of me one on one but we used to go at it. He just had so many ways of scoring the ball. I would win some once in a while though.

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?

On a normal day, I try to hit the weight room for an hour, do some sort of cardio for an hour (boxing, swimming, or running), and then get some court work later in the day and repeat. When I'm not working out, I'm either stretching, relaxing and icing. This off season I will be working on my shot, ball screen situations, and my overall aggressiveness.

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

In no particular order: Jordan, Kobe, James, Shaq

Lebron James failed to win his fourth NBA title and has three to Michael Jordan's 6. 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?

He is not better than Jordan yet. Jordan has more killer instinct but Lebron will get better.

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?

I feel like every guard should focus more on rebounding. If the big men on your team boxes out their assignment, it is important for guards to help out. That being said, I admire the way Westbrook plays the game with such tenacity and authority. One triple double is hard to get in a person's career. To average that for the season is incredible and he is well deserved of the MVP.

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

I didn't really watch college basketball this season so I couldn't really assess everyone fairly. I do like that Dennis Smith Jr. guy though.

What was the last movie that you saw?

Get out/ Life of Pi.

Thanks Chris for the chat.




Leo Vrkas Joins The Giessen 46ers Pro B Team - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Leo Vrkas (191-G-91, college: Carson-Newman) will make another move in his young career going from Essen to Giessen. Vrkas is a 26 year old 191cm guard that was born in Croatia, but also has the German citzenship. He will be a member of the newly formed Giessen Pro B team. Last season he played for the ETB Wohnbau Baskets Essen (Germany-ProA) playing 28 games avergaing 2.6ppg, 1.0apg. He started his basketball career with SV Germering (2.Regionalliga) in 2007 where he played three seasons. He also has found experience with teams like BG Leitershofen/Stadtbergen (ProB) where he played 28 games avergaing 4.7ppg, 1.3rpg. He played a season with Lon Morris College (Juco) and with Carson-Newman (NCAA2) and Oakland City University (NCCAA1). He played two seasons with the Giants Noerdlingen (Germany-ProB) in 2012-2013 playing 16 games avergaing 7.4ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 36.1%, 3PT: 38.4%, FT: 69.2% and in the 2015-2016 season playing 24 games avergaing 10.3ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.2apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 44.2%, 3PT: 28.0%, FT: 71.9%. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group South) Regular Season Finalist -11, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Finalist -11
and German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Semifinals -16.

Source:Giessen 46ers



Dutch Triple Title Winner Andrew Smith Joins Rasta Vechta - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro A team Rasta Vechta have landed big man Andrew Smith for the upcoming season who won the Dutch Triple last season with Groningen. Smith is a 24 year old 206cm forward/center from Pompano, Beach, Florida that also has the Latvian citzenship. He had a stellar four year career at Liberty (NCAA) before playing a season as a rookie in Latvia and last season heightened his game with Donar Groningen (Holland-Eredivisie) playing 35 games averaging 7.9ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.3apg, Blocks-2 (1.3bpg), FGP: 50.4%, 3PT: 14.3%, FT: 67.2%; In the FIBA Europe Cup:, he played 11 games avergaing 7.3ppg, 4.7rpg, FGP: 54.4%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 64.3%. "We got a good impression from him in Las Vegas. He is an athletic and very mobile big man. He attacks the rim well, get rebounds and blocks shots. I have good connections to Groningen and was able to get many info's about him and know that we aren't only gettin g a very good player, but good charachter guy", stressed head coach Doug Spradley.

Last season in the Dutch league he scored in double figures 12 times including a double double of 17 and 12 against Zwolle. He also produced 16 point games against Amsterdam and Weert, In the Fiba Europe cup, he scored in double figures three times including a 13 point game against Limburg United and 12 points against Gravelines. In his rookie season as a professional he palyed for Jurmalas Sports / Fenikss (Latvia-LBL) playing 37 games avergaing 10.3ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.2apg, 1.1spg, Blocks-3 (1.5bpg), FGP: 58.7%, 3PT: 26.1%, FT: 53.2%; In the Baltic League, he played 13 games averaging 7.9ppg, 7.6rpg, Blocks-1 (1.5bpg), FGP: 48.8%, 3PT: 15.8%, FT: 63.2%. He played at Liberty from 2011-2015 playing a total of 122 NCAA games. He was able to improve his scoring and rebounding average each season. As a freshman he played 22 games avergaing 1.2ppg. In his second season at Liberty (NCAA) he played 36 games avergaing 3.5ppg, 3.1rpg. As a junior at Liberty (NCAA) he played 32 games averaging 8.4ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 61.8%, FT: 58.0%: In his senior year at Liberty (NCAA) he played 32 games averaging 9.6ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.1spg, 1.3bpg, FGP: 54.6%, FT: 65.8%. Some of his best games with Liberty was a 21 point game against Longwood and 20 point game against Radford. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been Big South Conf. Tournament Winner -13, Latvian League All-Star Game -16, Dutch Supercup Winner -17
Dutch Eredivisie -17 (Player of the Week Rd.13), Dutch Cup Winner -17, Dutch Eredivisie Regular Season Champion -17, Dutch Eredivisie Champion -17
and Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Honorable Mention -17




Devin Searcy (ex Vechta) is a newcomer at Petrolina AEK Larnaca - by Eurobasket News

Petrolina AEK Larnaca (Division A) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old American power forward Devin Searcy (208-104kg-89, college: Dayton). He played last season at SC Rasta Vechta in German BBL league. In 31 games he recorded 10.0ppg and 6.7rpg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Searcy spent at s Oliver Baskets (also in BBL) where in 27 games he averaged 5.4ppg and 3.6rpg. Searcy also played that season for SPO Rouen in French ProA. In 6 games he had 6.5ppg and 5.2rpg.
Searcy played in the final of Atlantic 10 Tournament in 2011.
He is quite experienced player. Thanks to Searcy's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America) in four different countries. Searcy has played previously professionally also in Japan (Toyama Grouses), Russia (Zenit) and NBA (Phi.76ers).
He attended University of Dayton until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

Petrolina AEK Larnaca roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Tomislav Petrovic
Danilo Tasic

Center:
Devin Searcy

By Eurobasket Data Center

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The ScanPlus Baskets Add Warren Jones - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Warren Jones (190-G-94, college: Green Bay) will start his professional career in Europe with Pro B team ScanPlus Baskets after getting his first taste of professional waters earlier this year with Pichincha de Potosi (Bolivia-Libobasquet). Jones is a 23 year old 190cm guard from Illinois that has gained numerous experience at the college level playing with Southeastern CC (JUCO), Bradley (NCAA) and Green Bay (NCAA). He started his college career with Southeastern CC (JUCO) playing 31 games avergaing 16.8ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 50.7%, 3PT: 39.1%, FT: 73.2%. He then played at Bradley (NCAA) playing 21 games avergaing 11.9ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.7apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 39.2%, 3PT: 29.6%, FT: 65.1%. He finished his NCAA career with Green Bay (NCAA) playing 28 games averaging 9.9ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.2apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 53.3%, 3PT: 35.6%, FT: 81.1%. At Green Bay he scored in double figures in 14 games. His best scoring games were againstIllinois-Chicago with 22 points and 18 points. He had a 19 point game against Wright State. Awards and acievements in his basketball career have been Midland Trail All-Conference 1st Team -11, Midland Trail Conference Player of the Year -12, NJCAA D1 Region XI Finalist -14, and All-Horizon League Sixth Man of the Year -17.

Source: ScanPlus Baskets



Bayreuth tabs Gabe York - by Eurobasket News

medi Bayreuth (BBL) inked 24-year old American guard Gabe York (190-84kg-93, college: Arizona). He played most recently at Erie Bay Hawks (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 44 games he averaged impressive 15.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.7apg and 1.3spg last season. York also played that season for Vanoli Cremona in Italian Serie A where in 6 games he had 4.3ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.5apg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Pac-12 Tournament Semifinals in 2013 and 2016. York received also All-Pac-12 2nd Team award in 2016 at his college time.
York graduated from University of Arizona in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

medi Bayreuth roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
James Robinson
Gabe York

Forwards:
Steve Wachalski
Nate Linhart
De'Mon Brooks
Assem Marei

Coach: Raoul Korner

By Eurobasket Data Center

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The Dragons Rhondorf Reel In Pro A Power With Kameron Taylor - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Last season German Pro B team Dragons Rhondorf sought success with three Import players with Aaron Nelson, Mike Lucier and William Trawick, but this season wins will have to be gained with only two imports with KJ Sherrill and a second with Kameron Taylor (198-G-94, college: Seton Hill). Taylor is a 22 year old 198cm guard from Hyattsville, Maryland that will be going into his second professional season with Rhondorf as the club announced the signing.. He demonstrated as a rookie that he had the abilities to be a solid Pro A player last season and should make an impact in the Pro B this season. Last season he played with Team Ehingen playing 29 games averaging 10.8ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.3apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 43.9%, FT: 80.2%.

"We have won a great player from the Pro A four our program. He is a flexible player that can play the positions 1-3 and fits perfect to our versatile game that we want to establish this season. Our first talks were very positive. The Dragons fans will enjoy his play and charachter. He will have great opportunities to develop further here and that is important for us", stressed head coach Thomas Adelt. Last season the American scored in double figures in 15 games in the Pro A. He had some huge games against Chemnitz pouring in 28 points, 25 points against Baunach and 21 points against Kirchheim. He also produced 16 point games against Chemnitz and Baunach.

He started his basketball career at DeMatha Catholic and in 2012 started his college career at Seton Hill (NCAA2) playing 28 games avergaing 7.8ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.0apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 40.6%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 70.0%. In his second season at Seton Hill (NCAA2) he played 27 games avergaing 12.6ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.6apg, 2.0spg, 1.2bpg, FGP: 43.5%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 77.9%. In his jun ior year at Seton Hill (NCAA2) he played 16 games averaging 13.1ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.1apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 43.3%, 3PT: 39.6%, FT: 70.6%. As a senior at Seton Hill (NCAA2) he played 27 games averaging 20.8ppg, 8.7rpg, 4.1apg, 2.2spg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 49.6%, 3PT: 36.1%, FT: 76.8%. As a senior he scored in double figures in 21 games and showed his great rebounding skills registering 11 double doubles. He had huge games against Clarion and Indiana PA adding 30 points a piece, 29 points against Virginia State, 28 points against E Stroudsberg and 27 points against Slippery Rock and Shippensburg. The game against Shippensburg, he produced a triple double of 27 points, 13 boards and 11 assists. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been All-PSAC Western Division 1st Team -16, NABC NCAA D2 All-Atlantic District 2nd Team -16, Division II All-ECAC 1st Team -16, and Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Honorable Mention -17.

Source:Dragons Rhondorf






Tony Gaffney signs at Chiba Jets - by Greg

Chiba Jets (B League) landed 33-year old American power forward Tony Gaffney (206-102kg-84, college: Massachusetts, agency: Octagon Europe). He played most recently at ALBA Berlin in German BBL league. In 33 games he averaged 6.5ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.6apg and 1.2spg last season. Gaffney helped them to make it to the German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals. He also played 11 games in Eurocup where he had 7.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.1apg, 1.3spg and 1.1bpg.
Gaffney attended University of Massachusetts until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A very versatile forward who brings a high level of energy and athleticism to any team he joins. He is a tenacious rebounder, shot-blocker, and great defender.

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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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 Basketball Lowen Braunschweig Reel In Jarekious Bradley - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

EasyCredit BBL team Basketball Lowen Braunschweig have reeled in talented forward Jarekious Bradley (196-G/F-90, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Diamond Sports) Jarekious Bradley is a 26 year old 196cm forward from Memphis, Tennessee that will be going into his first season in Germany and third professional season. Last season he played in Finland with Joensuun Kataja Basket (Finland-Korisliiga) playing 43 games averaging 14.0ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.1apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 56.3%, 3PT: 43.0%, FT: 85.3%. He also played FIBA Europe Cup: playing 2 games averaging 7.5ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.5apg, 1.0spg. In the BCL, he gained valuable experience playing 15 games avergaing 7.9ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 60.4%, 3PT: 38.1%, FT: 92.3%. It was no secret to the Lowen that past players from Joensuun Kataja Basket like Ken Horton and Thomas Scrubb had made the next step in Germany and now they feel that Bradley will do the same.

"Jarekious really impressed me with his strong season in Finland. He played great and showed his whole potential. It didn't matter if he played the 3 or 4, he was able to play consistently score and get rebounds. He showed the whole season his qualities and versatility and that fits our profile at the wing position. He also got experience in Europe and played in the Champions League", stressed head coach Frank Menz. Last season in Finland he scored in double figures in 33 games and had five double doubles. His best scoring games included 28, 26, 25 and 21 point games against Helsinki where he showed his dominance owning their number. In the Champions League he scored in double figures in six games including a 21 point effort against Oradea, and 16 point game against Russan team Avtodor. "I thank the Lowen for the chance to play for them. I took this chance because of the good talk with the coach who told me that I would take a big and important role. I also spoke with Carlton Guyton who said he liked playing there and loved the city. I want to do for the team what is needed to win and can hardly wait to get to know all", stressed Jarekious Bradley.

Bradley started his basketball career at Kent St. (NCAA) and moved to E.Mississippi CC (JUCO) in 2012. After a season there he moved to SE Missouri St. (NCAA) in 2013 and played 32 games averaging 19.0ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.6apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 60.3%, 3PT: 37.3%, FT: 77.6%. As a senior in 2014-2015 with SE Missouri St. (NCAA) he played 26 games averaging 16.2ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.3apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 49.5%, 3PT: 32.6%, FT: 88.3%. In 2015 he was drafted by the Oklahoma City Blue (D-League,5rd (88). He started his professional basketball career in 2016 with BK Iskra Svit (Slovakia-SBL) playing 15 games averaging 15.7ppg, Reb-5 (6.9rpg), 1.1spg, Blocks-4 (1.0bpg), FGP: 57.9%, 3PT: 37.9%, FT: 87.8%.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been NJCAA D1 All-America 1st Team -13, All-OVC 2nd Team -14, 15, OVC All-Newcomer Team -14
OVC Regular Season West Division Runner-Up -14, NABC Division I All-District 19 1st Team -14, Slovakian Cup Semifinals -16, Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga 2nd Team -17, Eurobasket.com Finnish Korisliiga All-Imports Team -17, Finnish League Regular Season Runner-Up -17, and Finnish League Champion -17.

Source:Basketball Lowen Braunschweig









Keith Rendleman Returns Back To Germany To The Kirchheim Knights - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

After a season away from the game he loves, Keith Rendleman (203-F-90, college: NC-Wilmington, agency: HMS) has decided to put on the jersey again and will play for the Kirchheim Knights with whom he last player for. The American is a 26 year old 203cm forward from Denver, North Carolina that will play his fourth professional season and brings experience back to Germany having played in Korea and Switzerland. He last played with the Kirchheim Knights (Germany-ProA) playing 34 games avergaing 11.1ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.1spg, Blocks-5 (1.4bpg), FGP: 59.7%, 3PT-1 (50.0%), FT: 50.0%. "We worked hard on this transfer and are happy that Keith is returning back to Kirchheim. He does so many things on the court that don't come up in the stats, but are so important. He is a role model that was the only time when he was here that didn't miss a game and his image fits perfect to us", stressed manager Christoph Schmidt.

Rendleman started his basketball career in 2009 with NC-Wilmington (NCAA) and as a freshman played 31 games averaging 5.9ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 48.7%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 50.0%. In his second season at NC-Wilmington (NCAA) he played 31 games averaging 11.2ppg, 7.8rpg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 58.2%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 58.7%. As a junior at NC-Wilmington (NCAA) he played 30 games avergaing 15.4ppg, 9.9rpg, 1.2apg, 1.3spg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 53.2%, FT: 63.5%. In his senior season at NC-Wilmington (NCAA) he played 30 games averaging 17.0ppg, 10.5rpg, 1.8spg, 1.6bpg, FGP: 54.9%, 3PT: 38.1%, FT: 59.2%. Some of his best games in the NCAA included a 26 point game against Delaware and 24 point games against William & Mary and Drexel. He started his professional basketball career in 2013 with Dongbu Promy (Korea-KBL) playing 50 games averaging 9.7ppg, 5.0rpg, FGP-2 (64.4%), 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 58.9%. In the 2014-2015 season he played for the Lugano Tigers (Switzerland-LNA) playing 36 games averaging 12.7ppg, 8.2rpg, Blocks-2 (1.2bpg), FGP: 57.5%, 3PT: 9.1%, FT: 59.8%. In the summer of 2015 he played NBA Pro Summer League in Orlando (Charlotte Hornets): 3 games: 1.3ppg."Chris and I were always in contact the last months. I really liked playing in Kirchheim and felt comfortable. The club really cares for it's players", stressed Keith Rendleman.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been All-CAA 1st Team -12, 13, NABC Division I All-District 10 1st Team -12, 13, CAA All-Defensive Team -13, Swiss League Cup Semifinals -15, Swiss Cup Winner -15, Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Bosman Player of the Year -15, Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA 2nd Team -15, Swiss LNA Semifinals -15, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A 3rd Team -16, and Eurobasket.com German 2.Bundesliga Pro A All-Defensive Team -16.

Source:Kirchheim Knights





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








Christian Jones To Start Professional Career With The EWE Baskets - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

EasyCredit BBL team EWE Baskets Oldenburg have added Christian Jones (201-F-93, agency: BeoBasket) to the roster. Jones is a 24 year old 201cm forward from Arlington, Texas that comes from an athletic family as his dad played football at Tulsa and the son played college ball at St Johns and UNLV. He will show his talent during the pre season in a try-out phase and the club then has the option to extend the contract until the end of the season. After playing three seasons and 75 games at St Johns, he moved to UNLV (NCAA) last year and there he played 23 games avergaing 10.2ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 45.4%, FT: 61.8%. "Christian is a very athletic, mobile and physical player that can play with the same qualities at the position 4-5 and is very active under the basket", stressed head coach Mladen Drijenic.

Last season at UNLV, he scored in double figures in 10 games and produced four double doubles. He had a 16 and 12 game against Utah State, a 16 point game against San Diego State, a 15 point games against Nevada and Air Force and 15 and 10 game against Wyoming. At St Johns he registered a 29 point game against Marquette, and 17 point games against Creighton and Charminade. With St Johns he reached the NIT Sweet 16 in 2013.

Source:EWE Baskets


















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Elias Theodoridis joins Ippokratis - by Chris Mammides

ASK Ippokratis KO (C) agreed terms with 20-year old point guard Elias Theodoridis (195-97). He has played for the last four seasons at Cretan Kings in the A1. A1 was a little too high level for him, where in 11 games he had just 0.8ppg last season. C will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.

ASK Ippokratis KO roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giorgos Skoufis
Elias Theodoridis

Forwards:
Antonis Asimakopoulos
Iaonnis Lekakis
Christos Gerogiannis

Centers:
Kostas Charissis
Giorgos Trypas

Coach: Michalis Kaplanidis

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Cameron Jones is a newcomer at Kymis - by Eurobasket News

GS Kymis (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old American guard Cameron Jones (193-84kg-89, college: N.Arizona). He played most recently at Canton Charge (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 15 games he recorded 11.0ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.1apg last season.
The previous (12-13) season Jones played at another team Warriors in U.S. NBA-G-League. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 56 games he averaged 12.1ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.4apg and 1.2spg. Jones helped them to win the D-League East Conference title (twice). Great season indeed as he was selected USBasket.com All-D-League Most Improved Player of the Year.
In 2011 he was drafted by Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League) in first round (10th overall).
Jones attended Northern Arizona University and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
He has played also professionally in Israel (Ironi Nes Ziona), Russia (Zenit) and Greece (Arkadikos).
Jones 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: Jones is known for his consistent scoring ability. He is a great ball-handler and natural leader, consummate professional. Makes excellent decisions and is a quick defender with a high basketball IQ.

GS Kymis roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Angelo Tsagarakis
Cameron Jones

Forwards:
Sotirios Manolopoulos
Jake O'Brien

Center:
Jamari Traylor

Coach: Giannis Kastritis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Leiden lands Clayton Vette - by Eurobasket News

Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden (Eredivisie) tabbed 29-year old American center Clayton Vette (202-109kg-88, college: Winona State, agency: Court Side) from Landstede Basketbal Zwolle. In 39 Eredivisie games in Holland he averaged impressive 17.6ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.3apg and 1.1spg last season. He helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season Vette played at Szedeak in Hungarian A Division where in 17 games he had very remarkable stats: 15.4ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.1apg.
Among other achievements Vette's college team won NSIC Tournament in 2011. He received also All-NSIC Player of the Year award back in 2013.
Vette has played also professionally in Belgium (Antwerp Giants), Germany (White Wings) and Czech Republic (BK Usti nad Labem).
He attended Winona State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jessey Voorn
Worthy de_Jong
Rens Butter

Forwards:
Sergio de_Randamie
Mohamed Kherrazi
Floris Versteegh

Center:
Clayton Vette

Coach: Paul Vervaeck

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HUNGARY  


Barnies back to Paks - by Mate Jakab


The American forward return to Paks. He played last season at Szolnok thus the he got an international experience too. He had impressive stats at FIBA Champions League. His best performance was 19 points against Ludwigsburg.
It is not a surprise that Paks wanted to resign the American forward, because he had amazing numbers at his first year in Hungary. Troy Barnies (200-F-89, college: Maine) had 13,2 points/game and 6,2 rebound in season 2015/2016.
Therefor Troy Barnies became the 3rd foreign player at the roster of Atomeromu SE Paks



Zalakeramia-ZTE KK lands Rayshawn Simmons - by Eurobasket News

Zalakeramia-ZTE KK (A Division) landed American guard Rayshawn Simmons (193-84kg, college: Cent.Michigan, agency: Two Points). The last season Simmons played at Orli Prostejov in Czech Republic NBL. In 15 games he averaged 11.9ppg, 4.5rpg, 5.3apg (top 4) and 1.1spg. His team made it to the Czech Republic Final Four.
Simmons graduated from Central Michigan University in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Zalakeramia-ZTE KK roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Akos Horvath
Viktor Fekete
Braxton Reeves
Rayshawn Simmons

Forwards:
Zsolt Szabo
Mate Mohacsi
Szilard Benke
Raul Kis
Akos Nemeth

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Rouen inks Amin Stevens, ex Keflavik - by Eurobasket News

SPO Rouen Basket (ProB) agreed terms with 27-year old American forward Amin Stevens (203-104kg-90, college: Florida A&M). He played last season at Keflavik in Icelandic Dominos League. In 30 games he was second best scorer with impressive 28.6ppg and averaged 16.0rpg (leader !!!), 2.8apg, 1.8spg (in top 5) and 1.1bpg. Stevens helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Forward of the Year.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Braunschweig in German BBL where in 34 games he had 7.8ppg and 4.2rpg.
Stevens has played previously professionally in Austria (Furstenfeld Panthers and Vienna) and Slovakia (MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno).
He attended Florida A&M University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

SPO Rouen Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ovidijus Varanauskas
Felix Michel
Obi Emegano
Emmanuel Monceau

Forwards:
Remi Dibo
Amin Stevens
Carl Ponsar
Earvine Bassoumba

Coach: Alexandre Menard

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Patrick Richard (ex Maccabi Rishon) signs at Joventut - by Eurobasket News

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona (Liga Endesa) landed 27-year old American swingman Patrick Richard (196-94kg-90, college: McNeese State, agency: Inception Sports). He played most recently at Maccabi Rishon in Israeli Winner League. In 31 games he averaged 11.5ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.0apg and 1.1spg last season. Richard helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 12.8ppg, 5.8rpg, 4.7apg and 1.3spg.
The previous (15-16) season Richard played at Chalons Reims in French ProA. In 34 games he recorded 9.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.1apg.
In 2012 he was drafted by Iowa Energy (D-League) in seventh round (105th overall).
The former McNeese State staris in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Southland Conference Tournament for two years in a row (2011 and 2012).
And here thanks to pro basketball Richard experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Australian and of course North American leagues. Richard has played previously professionally in Australia (Sabres), Germany (Mitteldeutscher BC) and Holland (M.Magixx).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A fearless warrior who can score with the best players in the nation. Solid player on both ends of the floor and comes to play every night! At 6'5 with his ability he will be a great professional shooting guard. "2012 Southland Conference Player of the Year".

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Patrick Richard
Dominik Mavra

Forwards:
Alex Ruoff
Albert Ventura
Simon Birgander

Center:
Jerome Jordan

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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

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  ITALY  


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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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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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.

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Dominique Johnson (ex Lhasa) signs at Umana Venezia - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Defending champion Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) landed 30-year old American shooting guard Dominique Johnson (192-88kg-87, college: Azusa Pacific, agency: Higher Vision Sports). He played in the summer at Lhasa Jingtu in Chinese NBL league. Johnson managed to play in five leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 13 NBL games he averaged impressive 35.6ppg, 8.5rpg, 4.5apg and 2.2spg. The last season he played at Openjobmetis VA where in 19 Serie A games he had very remarkable stats: 17.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.9apg. Johnson also played 6 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded high stats: 15.8ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.0apg. The other team he played that season for was ALBA Berlin in German BBL. In 11 games he got 8.6ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.9apg. Johnson also played 6 games in Eurocup where he got high stats: 15.2ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.5apg and 1.7spg.
In 2010 he was drafted by Idaho Stampede (D-League) in third round (16th overall).
Johnson attended Azusa Pacific University (NCAA Div.II) and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Among other achievements Johnson's team won Polish Cup in 2014. He received also All-NAIA D1 1st Team award back in 2010 at his college time.
Johnson is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Israel (Maccabi Rishon), Turkey (Banvit), NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce, Salt Lake City Stars, Texas Legends and Canton Charge) and Poland (Slask and Siarka).
Let's have closer look into Johnson's outlook: Dominique is an athletic 6'5" combo guard with a strong body and great ability to score and defend. He is an outstanding teammate and personality, a smart player who is better suited in Europe as a scorer and a top defender. Dominique is shockingly successful having come from a NAIA school. Even so, Dominique could easily become one of the top players in Europe even at the Euroleague level.

Umana Reyer Venezia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marquez Haynes
Andrea De_Nicolao
Julyan Stone
Dominique Johnson
Riccardo Bolpin

Forwards:
Tomas Ress
Hrvoje Peric
Mitchell Watt
Gediminas Orelik
Michael Bramos

Center:
Paul Biligha

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Henry Pwono (ex Cerignola Olimp.) signs at Lahti - by Eurobasket News

Lahti Basketball (1st Division) landed 26-year old American power forward Henry Pwono (201-104kg-91, college: East Central). He played most recently at Olimpica BK Cerignola in Italian Serie C Silver.
The previous (15-16) season Pwono played at PeU-Basket where in 30 1st Division games he was third best scorer with impressive 24.6ppg and recorded 12.4rpg (#3 in the league), 2.5apg and 1.9spg. Pwono helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Finnish 1st Division Division B Import Player of the Year, Center of the Year and selected to 1st Team.
Pwono played in the final of GAC Tournament in 2015.
He graduated from East Central University in 2015 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

Lahti Basketball roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mikko Jamsa
Jordan Jacks
Eemeli Lampen

Forward:
Hannes Koskinen

Centers:
Henry Pwono
Robert Barlund

Coach: Mike Oppland

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Carrizo is back at Cassino - by Eurobasket News

BPC Virtus TSB Cassino (Serie B) signed experienced 37-year old naturalized Argentinian swingman Manuel Carrizo (198-98kg-80, agency: Players Group). It is actually his comeback to Cassino as he has played here before. Carrizo played last season at Air Fire Valmontone in the Serie B. In 31 games he had 12.5ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.7apg and 1.0spg.
The previous (15-16) season Carrizo played at BPC Virtus TSB Cassino where in 38 Serie B games he recorded 13.5ppg, 5.4rpg and 4.0apg. He helped them to make it to the group final. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B 3rd Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Carrizo was voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian A Dilettanti Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Italian A Dilettanti Import Player of the Year back in 2010.
He has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Carrizo has played previously professionally also in Argentina (Estudiantes Santa Rosa) and Italy (Umana Venezia, Latina Basket, Montecatiniterme, Piacenza and CZG Veroli).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Cassino.
Carrizo could be described: Quick footed and good dribbler forward, whose future is at 2 position; very aggressive on both sides of the court, he needs only to improve his reading of the game, and a his shooting range;
A very promising offensive player, yet too much free-range; if he manages to discipline his skills, he could develop in a very interesting shooting guard
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BPC Virtus TSB Cassino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lorenzo Panzini
Niccolo Petrucci
Robert Banach
Giuseppe Di_Poce

Forwards:
Manuel Carrizo
Fabrizio De_Ninno

Center:
Enzo_Damian Cena

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Bisceglie inks Davide Pucci - by Eurobasket News

Ambrosia Lions Bisceglie (Serie B) agreed terms with 19-year old guard Davide Pucci (190-98) from Roma S.Azzurra. In 18 Serie B games he had 3.9ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.0apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Pucci played at APDB Roma (Serie C Gold).

Ambrosia Lions Bisceglie roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Manuel Diomede
Diego Terenzi
Davide Pucci

Forwards:
Luca Castelluccia
Alessandro Azzaro

Center:
Riccardo Antonelli

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Marko Jovancic signs at Fabriano - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Janus Basket Fabriano landed 24-year old naturalized Serbian forward Marko Jovancic (195-80kg-93) from Basket Golfo Piombino. In 28 Serie B games he averaged 5.6ppg and 3.3rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Jovancic played at BCC Vasto where in 30 Serie B games he had 13.6ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.2apg.
He has played previously for five other teams: Umana Venezia, Omegna, Dolomiti Energia Trento, Spilimbergo and Oasi di Kufra Fondi.

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Umana Venezia keeps Peric for another season - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) re-signed 32-year old Croatian international forward Hrvoje Peric (203-102kg-85). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 45 Serie A games he averaged 12.4ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg last season. Peric helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA 1st Team and All-Imports Team. Peric also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 11.2ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.8apg. He contributed to his team making it to the Basketball Champions League Final Four.
Among other achievements Peric received Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Most Improved Player of the Year award in 2015.
He has been a member of Croatian international program for some years. Peric has been regularly called to Croatian senior team since 2006 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2003.
He has played also professionally in Spain (Unicaja Malaga) and Croatia (KK Split, KK Zagreb, KK_Zadar, Alkar Sinj and KK_Solin) and Italy (Benetton Treviso and Vanoli Cremona).
Peric's game is described as: An all-around player who adds physical skills and a strong body to good technical skills. Plays with great aggressiveness at both sides of the court, his great wingspan enables him to be very effective under the boards, with rebounds and blocked shots. Loves to attack his opponent from the dribble, but can easily hit a three-pointer if left open on the perimeter. He usually starts at the PF, but can spend time at both forward positions.

Umana Reyer Venezia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marquez Haynes
Andrea De_Nicolao
Julyan Stone
Riccardo Bolpin

Forwards:
Tomas Ress
Hrvoje Peric
Mitchell Watt
Gediminas Orelik
Michael Bramos

Center:
Paul Biligha

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Vanoli Cremona lands Travis Diener - by Eurobasket News

Vanoli Cremona (Serie A2) tabbed experienced 35-year old former Italian international point guard Travis Diener (185-79kg-82, college: Marquette). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. The last time (10-14) he played at Banco di Srd in Italian Serie A.
In 2005 he was drafted by New Jersey Flyers (USBL) in second round (9th overall).
The former Marquette University staris in his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Diener's team made it to the SerieA Semifinals in 2012 and 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Guard of the Year award back in 2013.
Diener represented Italy at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 3.2ppg, 1.0rpg, 1.7apg.
Diener has played also professionally in NBA (Portland Trail Blazers, Orlando Magic and Indiana Pacers).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Vanoli Cremona.
Diener is described as: Plays with a lot of heart... Good shooter... Good vision of the court.... Not a physically gifted player... Very small and weak... Not athletic.

Vanoli Cremona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Drake Diener
Travis Diener
Marco Portannese
Michele Ruzzier

Forward:
Giulio Gazzotti

Coach: Romeo Sacchetti

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Obera Tennis Club welcomes back Gornatti - by Eurobasket News

Obera Tennis Club (TNA) landed experienced 35-year old naturalized Italian guard Lucas Gornatti (188-82). It is actually his comeback to Obera as he has played here before. Gornatti has played for the last two years at Platense in the TNA. In 44 games he averaged 10.7ppg, 1.9rpg and 2.0apg in 2015-16 season. Gornatti helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
He won Argentinian Torneo Federal (Capital Bonaerense) championship title in 2015.
Gornatti has spent his entire career in Argentina playing for seven other teams: Olimpia Venado Tuerto Santa Fe, Automovil Club, Union de Sunchales, Asociacion Italiana, San Martin Corrientes, La Union and Asociacion Italiana.
Gornatti is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Obera Tennis Club.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jonathan Arledge agreed terms with Assigeco Piacenza - by Andrea Centenari

UCC Assigeco Piacenza (Serie A2) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American forward Jonathan Arledge (206-107kg-91, college: ODU, agency: Two Points) from Latina Basket. In 30 Serie A2 games in Italy he recorded 13.0ppg and 7.9rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Arledge played at BC Boncourt Red Team in Swiss LNA where in 28 games he averaged impressive 16.4ppg and 7.3rpg. He helped them to make it to the Swiss Cup Semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Honorable Mention.
Arledge's team was regular season runner-up in C-USA in 2015.
He graduated from Old Dominion University in 2015 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

UCC Assigeco Piacenza roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Matteo Formenti
Davide Reati
Giacomo Sanguinetti
Carlton Guyton

Forwards:
Luca Fontecchio
Jonathan Arledge
Tommaso Oxilia

Coach: Andrea Zanchi

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Matteo Fioravanti is a newcomer at Napoli Cuore - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer Cuore Napoli Basket strengthened their roster with addition of 20-year old swingman Matteo Fioravanti (194-97, agency: SPORTlab Agency). He played last season at Cus Jonico Basket Taranto in Serie B. However his team was relegated to Serie C Gold. In 31 Serie B games he recorded 10.3ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.3apg.
Fioravanti was selected to U20 National Team in 2017.
He has played previously for two other teams: MIA-RO Cantu and Roma Petriana.

Cuore Napoli Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roberto Maggio
Matteo Fioravanti
Kerry Carter

Forwards:
Stefan Nikolic
Mattia Mastroianni

Center:
Hrvoje Vucic

Coach: Ciccio Ponticiello

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tony Gaffney signs at Chiba Jets - by Greg

Chiba Jets (B League) landed 33-year old American power forward Tony Gaffney (206-102kg-84, college: Massachusetts, agency: Octagon Europe). He played most recently at ALBA Berlin in German BBL league. In 33 games he averaged 6.5ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.6apg and 1.2spg last season. Gaffney helped them to make it to the German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals. He also played 11 games in Eurocup where he had 7.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.1apg, 1.3spg and 1.1bpg.
Gaffney attended University of Massachusetts until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A very versatile forward who brings a high level of energy and athleticism to any team he joins. He is a tenacious rebounder, shot-blocker, and great defender.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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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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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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Ernestas Bruzas signs at Valka/Valga - by Greg

Valka/Valga (LBL) landed 21-year old Lithuanian point guard Ernestas Bruzas (183-77kg-96). He played most recently at Mazeikiai in Lithuanian NKL league. In 31 games he averaged 10.6ppg, 2.5rpg, 4.2apg and 1.0spg last season. Bruzas also played for Nafta-Uni-Akvaservis Klaipeda (also in NKL) that season where in 6 games he had 3.0ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.0apg.
Bruzas has played also professionally in Lithuania for Palanga.

Valka/Valga roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Edgars Lasenbergs
Ernestas Bruzas

Forwards:
Robert Peterson
Elvijs Miculis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Obradoiro signs Verners Kohs - by Eurobasket News

Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro CAB (Liga Endesa) signed 20-year old Latvian forward Verners Kohs (203-74kg-97). He played last season at GBA Sparta in 1Liga in Czech Republic. In 21 games he had 13.0ppg and 4.3rpg.
Kohs ended the previous (2015-16) season at Tecnyconta Zaragoza. But in only one Liga Endesa game he did not score anything. But the most of that year he spent at Olivar (LEB Silver) where in 22 games he recorded 4.1ppg and 1.2rpg. Kohs was voted All-Adidas Eurocamp in Treviso (Italy) 1st Team in 2017.
He represented Latvia at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) this year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 11.0ppg, 3.0rpg, FGP: 37.5%, 3PT: 34.4%, FT: 60.0%.
Kohs has played previously professionally in Belgium (Oostende) and Latvia (Ventspils, Ventspils Augstskola, VEF Riga and VEF skola).

Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro CAB roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Albert Sabat
David Navarro
Jose Pozas
Matt Thomas

Forwards:
Martins Laksa
Nemanja Radovic
Verners Kohs

Center:
Artem Pustovyi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Vytautas Sulskis (ex Juventus) agreed terms with Beirut - by Eurobasket News

Beirut (Division 2) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old Lithuanian guard Vytautas Sulskis (200-92kg-88, college: Youngstown State, agency: Octagon Europe). He played most recently at Juventus in Lithuanian LKL league. In 39 games he recorded 12.6ppg, 4.9rpg, 3.1apg and 1.3spg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL 2nd Team. Sulskis also played 18 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 12.5ppg, 4.9rpg, 3.0apg and 1.2spg.
The previous (15-16) season Sulskis played at Vytautas (also in LKL). In 41 games he had 13.0ppg, 6.9rpg, 2.5apg and 1.7spg. He helped them to make it to the Lithuanian Cup Semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Defensive Player of the Year and voted to All-Domestic Players Team. Sulskis also played 13 games in Baltic League where he got impressive 15.5ppg, 7.2rpg, 3.1apg and 2.1spg. It was a very successful season as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League Guard of the Year and voted to 1st Team.
Sulskis has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Zalgiris, Siauliai and Nevezis.
He attended Youngstown State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @OctagonBballEU)

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Vytautas Sulskis (ex Juventus) agreed terms with Beirut - by Eurobasket News

Beirut (Division 2) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old Lithuanian guard Vytautas Sulskis (200-92kg-88, college: Youngstown State, agency: Octagon Europe). He played most recently at Juventus in Lithuanian LKL league. In 39 games he recorded 12.6ppg, 4.9rpg, 3.1apg and 1.3spg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL 2nd Team. Sulskis also played 18 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 12.5ppg, 4.9rpg, 3.0apg and 1.2spg.
The previous (15-16) season Sulskis played at Vytautas (also in LKL). In 41 games he had 13.0ppg, 6.9rpg, 2.5apg and 1.7spg. He helped them to make it to the Lithuanian Cup Semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Defensive Player of the Year and voted to All-Domestic Players Team. Sulskis also played 13 games in Baltic League where he got impressive 15.5ppg, 7.2rpg, 3.1apg and 2.1spg. It was a very successful season as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League Guard of the Year and voted to 1st Team.
Sulskis has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Zalgiris, Siauliai and Nevezis.
He attended Youngstown State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @OctagonBballEU)

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Linas Lekavicius joins Samara SGEU - by Alex Rovenskyi

BC Samara-SGEU (Superleague 1) agreed terms with 33-year old Lithuanian point guard Linas Lekavicius (186-87kg-84, college: American) from Univ.Surgut. In 32 Superleague 1 games in Russia he had 12.5ppg, 6.1rpg, 4.1apg (top 4) and 1.5spg last season. He helped them to win the Superleague 1 title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice).
The most of previous (2015-16) season Lekavicius spent at Dzukija in Lithuanian LKL where in 25 games he recorded 6.2ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.2spg. He also played that season for Vytautas (LKL) in Lithuanian league. In 8 games he averaged 3.9ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.4apg. Lekavicius also played 4 games in Baltic League where he got 5.3ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 1st Team back in 2012 and 2013.
Lekavicius was a member of Lithuanian U21 National Team in 2003.
He is quite experienced player. Lekavicius has played also professionally in Poland (Polpharma), Ukraine (Dnipro and Sumykhimprom Sumy) and Lithuania (Sakalai).
He attended American University until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.
On Lekavicius: Linas Lekavicius is a physical guard that has the ability to play the point guard and shooting guard position. He excels at shooting the mid-range jumper and creating his own shot off the dribble or off a screen. Linas loves to use his quick first step to get to the lane and distribute the ball to his teammates for open shots thanks to his exceptional court vision. He uses his strength to ward off defenders and finishes in traffic with ease. Combining speed, athleticism and the ability to take over a game by scoring and distributing is making Linas Lekavicius an asset for any coach. Great work ethics and willingness to listen. Fighter till the last second. Struggles with outside shooting accuracy which needs to be improved.

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Tomas Galeckas signs at P.Zvaigzdes - by Eurobasket News

Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys (LKL) landed 23-year old point guard Tomas Galeckas (183-70kg-94). He played most recently at Rasai in the NKL. In 46 games he averaged impressive 16.1ppg, 4.2rpg, 7.0apg and 1.8spg last season. Galeckas helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian NKL Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and selected to 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season Galeckas played at Perlas-MRU Vilnius (also in NKL) where in 39 games he had 8.2ppg, 2.6rpg, 4.4apg and 1.4spg.
Galeckas represented Lithuania at the European Championships U18 in Lithuania five years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 8 games: 1.8ppg, 1.1rpg, 1.1apg.
Galeckas has played previously for five other teams: Lietuvos rytas, Citus, VGTU Vilnius, Ezerunas-Karys and Statyba.

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Coach Paulius Barkus joins Delikatesas - by Eurobasket News

Delikatesas Joniskis (NKL) agreed terms with 27-year old coach Paulius Barkus from Ezerunas-Karys. Barkus' team made it to the NKL Semifinals in 2015.
He has coached previously Palanga.

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Besancon inks Henrikas Vorotnikovas - by Eurobasket News

Besancon Avenir Comtois (NM2) agreed terms with 27-year old Lithuanian forward Henrikas Vorotnikovas (203-115kg-90) from JSA Bordeaux Basket. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season Vorotnikovas played at Petrochema in Lithuanian NKL where in 48 games he had 12.7ppg and 5.6rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
Vorotnikovas has played previously for two other Lithuanian teams: Silute and Nevezis.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Caceres tab Robertas Grabauskas - by Eurobasket News

Caceres Patrimonio de la Humanidad (LEB Gold) inked 27-year old Lithuanian center Robertas Grabauskas (208-113kg-90, college: Northwood, agency: HMS) from Palma. Grabauskas managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 18 LEB Gold games in Spain he averaged 9.7ppg and 4.5rpg. He also played that season for TLU/Kalev in Estonian Alexela KML where in 9 games he had 10.2ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.6apg. Grabauskas also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 10.0ppg and 9.8rpg. He also spent pre-season at Liepaja/Triobet (LBL) in Latvian league that year.
Among other achievements Grabauskas received Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League 3rd Team award in 2015.
He has played previously professionally in Romania (Gaz Metan) and Lithuania (Lietkabelis).
Grabauskas attended Northwood University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Caceres Patrimonio de la Humanidad roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Luis Parejo
Guillermo Corrales
Pol Olivier

Forwards:
Sergio Perez
Daniel Martinez

Center:
Robertas Grabauskas

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Ernestas Bruzas signs at Valka/Valga - by Greg

Valka/Valga (LBL) landed 21-year old Lithuanian point guard Ernestas Bruzas (183-77kg-96). He played most recently at Mazeikiai in Lithuanian NKL league. In 31 games he averaged 10.6ppg, 2.5rpg, 4.2apg and 1.0spg last season. Bruzas also played for Nafta-Uni-Akvaservis Klaipeda (also in NKL) that season where in 6 games he had 3.0ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.0apg.
Bruzas has played also professionally in Lithuania for Palanga.

Valka/Valga roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Edgars Lasenbergs
Ernestas Bruzas

Forwards:
Robert Peterson
Elvijs Miculis

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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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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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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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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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Ulaanbaatar to host FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup 2017 - by Eurobasket News

The FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup 2017 will take place in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on October 27-29 2017. Mongolia will host the second edition of the most important 3x3 competition for national teams in Asia and - for the first time - Oceania. The inaugural edition was held in Doha, Qatar on May 15-16 2013. This will mark the first time ever Mongolia hosts a FIBA 3x3 official event. "We are proud and honored to bring the FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup 2017 to Mongolia," event promoter and member of Mongolian National Olympic Committee Myagmarjav Luvsandash said. "Mongolia is a land of basketball and 3x3 has been promoted locally by the youth over the past decade. "The game has exploded in the last couple of years with Mongolian teams shining at international events. We hope that hosting this event will create a path for Mongolia to become the top national 3x3 team in Asia in the next few years." Team Ulaanbaatar indeed became the first-ever Mongolian team to qualify for the 3x3 professional circuit known as the FIBA 3x3 World Tour. They will participate in the Utsunomiya Masters on July 29-30. The Mongolian women's national team won silver at the FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup 2013. "We are excited to bring the FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup 2017 to Mongolia," FIBA Asia Executive Director Hagop Khajirian said. "This will be a great opportunity for the best teams in the region to start preparing for the goal to play 3x3 at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics." The event will be held in the state of the art Crocus Event Hall. The main draw of the FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup 2017 will be played with 12 women's and 12 men's teams. In case more than 12 teams register in a category, a qualifying draw will be organized in the morning of Day 1. The event was originally planned to take place in Shenzhen, China.
Courtesy of: fiba.com



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  NBA  


Ennis re-signs at LA Lakers - by Eurobasket News

Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) confirmed in their roster 23-year old Canadian international guard Tyler Ennis (188-82kg-94, college: Syracuse). He played there last season. In 22 NBA games he had 7.7ppg, 1.2rpg and 2.4apg. Ennis also played for the Rockets. But in 31 NBA games he recorded just 1.9ppg and 1.1apg.
Three years ago he was drafted by Phoenix Suns in first round (18th overall). Ennis attended Syracuse University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team was regular season runner-up in ACC in 2014. Ennis was also voted ACC All-Freshman Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Ennis has been also a member of Canadian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Canadian senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team in 2012.
Ennis represented Canada at the World Championships U19 in Prague (Czech Republic) four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: Score-1 (20.9ppg), 4.0rpg, 2.8apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 49.6%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 70.6%.
Ennis has played previously for two other teams: Milwaukee Bucks and Northern Arizona Suns.

Los Angeles Lakers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tyler Ennis
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Alex Caruso

Forward:
PJ Dozier

Coach: Luke Walton

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Brandon Knight Suffers Torn ACL In Left Knee - by Eurobasket News

Brandon Knight (6'3''-G-91, college: Kentucky) has suffered a torn ACL in his left knee and could miss the entire 17-18 season. Knight has three years remaining on his contract at $13.6 million, $14.6 million and $15.6 million. Knight agreed upon a five-year, $70 million deal with the Suns in the 2015 offseason. The Suns traded a future first round pick from the Los Angeles Lakers for Knight in a three-team trade with the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers in February of 2015. The Lakers' pick has become unprotected and will be conveyed to either the 76ers or Boston Celtics this season.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



Afflalo comes back to the Magic - by Eurobasket News

Orlando Magic added to their roster 32-year old guard Arron Afflalo (196-98kg-85, college: UCLA). It is actually his comeback to the Magic as he has played here before. Afflalo played last season at Sacramento Kings, but was released by the team in Jun.'17. In 61 NBA games he recorded 8.4ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season Afflalo played at the Knicks where in 71 NBA games he averaged 12.8ppg, 3.7rpg and 2.0apg.
In 2007 Afflalo was drafted by Detroit Pistons in first round (27th overall). The former Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles standoutis in his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Afflalo has played previously for two other teams: Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers.
The scouts decsribe him following way: (by Matthew Maurer for NBADraft.net in 2007)
Moves extremely well without the ball in his hands, understanding how to free himself for shots. Works well running off screens where he is a capable shooter. Has three point range on his jumper. Good finisher in transition. Body strength enables him to convert difficult shots with ease as well as the ability to finish after contact.
Lacks the first step to gain full separation from his defender. There are times where he becomes too perimeter oriented offensively
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Orlando Magic roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Arron Afflalo
Shelvin Mack
Jonathan Simmons

Forwards:
Marreese Speights
Wesley Iwundu

Center:
Khem Birch

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Utah Jazz keeps Ingles for another season - by Eurobasket News

Utah Jazz (NBA) re-signed 30-year old Australian international small forward Joe Ingles (203-98kg-87). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 93 NBA games he recorded 7.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.8apg and 1.3spg last season.
Ingles has never been drafted by the NBA.
Among other achievements he won Israeli Premier League championship title in 2014. Ingles received also Eurobasket.com All-Olympic Games Honorable Mention award back in 2012.
He represented Australia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. Ingles' team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 5 games: 7.2ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.8apg, FGP: 66.7%, 3PT: 26.7%.
Ingles is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Ingles has played previously professionally in Spain (FC Barcelona and CB Granada), other NBA team (LA Clippers), Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv) and Australia (Bulleen Boomers, Noarlunga City Southern Tigers, Australian Institute Sport and S.Dragons).
His game is described as: The typical "point forward", who improves every team game thanks to his court vision and great passing skills. He's also a great offensive player, who brings leadership on the court and who wants the ball in the clutch moments of any game. Runs very well the court and he's almost unstoppable when he goes inside. Thanks to his long arms, he is very effective at the defensive side, and can grab a lot of rebounds.

Utah Jazz roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Thabo Sefolosha

Forwards:
Joe Ingles
Jonas Jerebko
Eric Griffin
Royce O'Neale

Center:
Ekpe Udoh

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Pelicans Waive Quinn Cook, Axel Toupane - by Eurobasket News

The New Orleans Pelicans have waived guard Quinn Cook (6'2''-PG-93, college: Duke) and guard/forward Axel Toupane (6'6''-G/F-92, agency: BeoBasket).
Cook, 6-2, 184, who was signed on March 19 after spending the 2016 training camp with the Pelicans, appeared in nine games last season with New Orleans, averaging 5.8 points and 1.6 assists in 12.3 minutes per game.
Toupane, 6-7, 210, was originally signed by New Orleans on April 10, appearing in two games at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season for the Pelicans, averaging 5.5 points in 20.5 minutes.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



The Timberwolves land Anthony Brown - by Eurobasket News

Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) tabbed 25-year old swingman Anthony Brown (199-98kg-92, college: Stanford). He played most recently at Orlando Magic. In two NBA games he averaged 4.5ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.0apg last season. NBA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Brown also played that season for another team Erie Bay Hawks where in 24 games he had very impressive stats: 20.3ppg, 5.4rpg, 3.1apg and 1.0spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to D-League All-Star Game.
Two years ago he was drafted by Los Angeles Lakers in second round (34th overall). Brown attended Stanford University until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he won NIT championship title in 2012 and 2015. Brown received also All-Pac-12 Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2014 at his college time.
Brown represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Latvia six years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 3.6ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.4apg.
Brown has played previously for three other NBA teams: New Orleans Pelicans, LA Lakers and Los Angeles D-Fenders.

Minnesota Timberwolves roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jamal Crawford
Jeff Teague
Charles Cooke

Forwards:
Taj Gibson
Anthony Brown

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The Raptors sign Lorenzo Brown - by Eurobasket News

Toronto Raptors signed 27-year old guard Lorenzo Brown (196-86kg-90, college: North Carolina State) from Detroit Pistons.
The previous (15-16) season Brown played at another team Drive. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 25 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.3ppg, 5.5rpg, 5.8apg and 2.1spg. Great season as he was named to D-League All-Star Game.
In 2013 Brown was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves in second round (52nd overall). The former North Carolina State staris in his fifth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Brown's team made it to the D-League Showcase Cup final in 2015. He was also voted USBWA All-District III 1st Team back in 2013 at his college time.
Brown is quite experienced player. He has played in five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Brown has played previously professionally in China (Golden Bulls), Italy (Umana Venezia), other NBA teams (Phoenix Suns and Phi.76ers), D-League (Springfield A.) and NBA G League (Delaware 87ers).

Toronto Raptors roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kyle Lowry
C.J. Miles
Lorenzo Brown
Malcolm Miller

Forwards:
Alfonzo McKinnie
Kennedy Meeks
O.G. Anunoby

Center:
Serge Ibaka

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Nets To Acquire Allen Crabbe From Blazers - by Eurobasket News

A year after aggressively pursuing shooting guard Allen Crabbe (6'6''-G-92, college: California) as a restricted free agent, the Nets have landed their man. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Trail Blazers are trading Crabbe to Brooklyn in exchange for forward Andrew Nicholson (6'9''-PF-89, college: St.Bonaventure). Upon acquiring Nicholson, Portland will waive him and stretch his contract, Wojnarowski reports. When Crabbe reached restricted free agency in 2016, he was one of a handful of players to sign an offer sheet with the Nets. That deal, worth nearly $75MM over four years, looked like an awfully steep price to pay for a player with 17 career starts to his name. However, the Blazers thwarted Brooklyn's attempts to poach Crabbe, matching the Nets' offer sheet and bringing him back to Portland. A year later, that decision to match Crabbe's deal - while retaining other RFAs and adding Evan Turner - looks like it may have been a mistake. The Trail Blazers were in position to pay a huge tax penalty in 2018 if team salary remained as high as it was, and dumping a contract or two appeared to be an inevitability. By swapping Crabbe for Nicholson and stretching the $19MM+ left on Nicholson's contract over the next seven seasons, the Blazers will clear approximately $16.5MM from their 2017/18 cap, ending up only about $3MM above the tax threshold. It remains to be seen if the Blazers have another move up their sleeves - the club has been linked to Carmelo Anthony, despite Carmelo's apparent unwillingness to waive his no-trade clause and accept a deal to Portland. Even if no second deal is coming though, the Blazers should be happy with this trade from a financial perspective. It will allow the club to shed more than $50MM in total projected salary and tax penalties. From the Nets' perspective, the deal will allow them to land a player they loved at a slightly lesser cost, albeit a year after they had hoped to acquire him. Once the Blazers matched Crabbe's offer sheet last July, he was ineligible to be traded to Brooklyn for a full year, but once those 365 days passed, it made sense for the two teams to engage on trade discussions. By sending out Nicholson in the swap, the Nets appear to have the cap room necessary to absorb Crabbe's salary without having to make any corresponding roster moves. According to Wojnarowski, Crabbe also waived his trade kicker, making things a little simpler for both teams. That decision will cost the 25-year-old some money, but he'll have a chance to assume a larger role in Brooklyn than he had in Portland. In 79 games last season for the Blazers, Crabbe set new career bests with 10.7 PPG, 2.9 RPG, a .468 FG%, and a .444 3PT%. While it remains to be seen how Brooklyn's starting lineup will shake out, Crabbe figures to see plenty of minutes alongside D'Angelo Russell in a new-look Nets backcourt. The Blazers will generate a trade exception worth $12,969,502 in the deal. That figures represents the difference between Crabbe's and Nicholson's salaries for 2017/18.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



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

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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

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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.
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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.
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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

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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

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Hawks Hire Josh Longstaff As Head Coach Of G-League Affiliate - by Eurobasket News

The Atlanta Hawks have named Joshua Longstaff as Head Coach of the Erie BayHawks, the organization's NBA G-League affiliate. 'Josh is a tremendous communicator and has shown the ability to build productive relationships with young players. His passion and knowledge of player development fits in perfectly with the program we are building in Erie as well as Atlanta,' Rose said. 'We're excited to be able to add a young coach of his caliber to the organization.' Longstaff, 34, spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach with the New York Knicks after beginning his NBA coaching career with the Oklahoma City Thunder (2010-14), first serving as Player Personnel and Video Coordinator for one year before being promoted to Video Analyst and Player Development Coach. While a member of the Thunder staff, he helped Oklahoma City to four straight playoff appearances, including the 2011-12 Western Conference title as well as two conference finals appearances. 'This is an exciting opportunity for me and I couldn't be happier to be a part of such a great organization,' Longstaff said. 'I'm thrilled and humbled to be able to fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming a head coach on the professional level.'
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Parlez de Nous and Grizzlies reach the Final - by Eurobasket News

Parlez de Nous and Grizzlies reach the Final of NBBL. Parlez de Nous smashed Kobe's Tutors 109-69. Terance Licorish (6'10''-C) top-scored for the winners with 30 points and 12 rebounds, while Jonathan Maxwell (6'3''-F) netted 19. Marcus Jones replied with 26 points in the losing effort and Isaac Kuon (6'4''-G-87) nailed 18.
Grizzlies edged Mohawk 53-49. Zach Angelini (6'3''-SG-92) stepped up with 13 points, while Braeden Lenters (6'7''-F) notched 11. Andrew Cicuttini poured in 17 points in a loss and Pat Iavarone (6'1''-G) netted 15.



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2018 prospect DJ Stewart commits to Mississippi State - by Eurobasket News

DJ Stewart (5'9''-PG), a 2018 recruiting trail prospect, has committed to the Mississippi State Bulldogs, a source told FanRag Sports on Monday. Most recruiting service websites have DJ Stewart slotted as a 4-star recruit in the 2018 talent pool. This is big news for the Bulldogs, who have been hitting on all strides on the recruiting trail. Last week, FanRag Sports reported that top-20 2018 prospect, Reggie Perry, would be joining Mississippi State. DJ Stewart and Perry will join a Mississippi State nucleus of Nik and Quinndary Weatherspoon, Lamar Peters, Tyson Carter, Eli Wright, Aric Holman, KeyShawn Feazell, Schnider Herard, and Abdul Ado during the 2018-19 season. Mississippi State will be entering year three under Ben Howland. The Bulldogs are coming off a solid, if unspectacular, 2016-17 college basketball season. By the time it was all said and done, the Bulldogs had an overall record of 16-16. Earlier in the offseason, FanRag Sports also reported that Mississippi State transfer Mario Kegler went on to join the Baylor Bears. During his lone season with Mississippi State, Kegler averaged 9.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per contest. He also shot 42 percent from the floor and a solid 35 percent from beyond the arc.
Courtesy of: fanragsports.com



Ex-NCAA scoring leader Daniel ready to return for new team - by Eurobasket News

Tennessee guard James Daniel III (6'0''-G/F-94) III finally has the chance to deliver a follow-up performance to his 2015-16 NCAA scoring title, an opportunity that essentially eluded him last season. After an ankle injury caused Daniel to play just two games last season at Howard, the 6-foot graduate transfer brings experience and offense to Tennessee's backcourt. 'I wanted to go on the biggest stage for my last year and try to pursue my hopes and dreams since I've been a little kid, which was to get to the NBA,' Daniel said. Daniel likely won't be shooting or scoring as much as he did at Howard, where he averaged 27.1 points per game to lead all Division I players in 2015-16. He's more interested in getting to the NCAA Tournament, something he hasn't done and Tennessee hasn't accomplished since 2014. 'At this point in my career I'm ready to win,' Daniel said. 'That's pretty much what I have to do. I feel like if we win, my personal goals will be met.' Daniel believed that NCAA berth would come last season as Howard was favored to win the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Those plans quickly went awry. Daniel was diagnosed with a high ankle sprain that caused him to miss the first 14 games of the season. After returning and playing just two games, Daniel learned he had a chipped bone in his ankle. With Daniel out for the rest of the season, Howard finished 10-24. That injury allowed Daniel to redshirt the 2016-17 season, giving him one more year of eligibility. He decided to spend that season in a bigger conference and considered Michigan, Ohio State and DePaul before selecting Tennessee. Daniel remembered watching Tennessee games when he was younger and appreciating prolific guard Chris Lofton (6'2''-G-86, college: Tennessee), who starred for the Volunteers from 2004-08. When Daniel visited Tennessee, he bonded with the team and sensed a family atmosphere. 'They're competitive,' Daniel said. 'They all want to win. That was the most intriguing part.' Although Daniel's ankle leaves his status uncertain for Tennessee's three exhibition games next month in France and Spain, he's expected to be ready in plenty of time for the start of the season. Tennessee is counting on the additions of Daniel and Vincennes University transfer Chris Darrington (6'1''-G) to solidify a backcourt that struggled with inexperience last year. 'With Chris Darrington and James Daniel III, we felt like we could get guys who liked to score and were not afraid to go make plays,' Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said. 'I think that's going to help these younger guys because they were put in situations they'd never been put in before.' Barnes cited the maturity Daniel brings as Tennessee's lone senior. Daniel will turn 24 on Jan. 29, about a month after Tennessee begins Southeastern Conference play. Nobody else on Tennessee's roster is older than 20, though juniors Kyle Alexander and Brad Woodson will have their 21st birthdays before the season starts. 'He's older than all of us, so I think I can learn some things from him,' Darrington said. Daniel's teammates will learn plenty about his knack for drawing fouls. Not only did Daniel lead all Division I players in scoring during that 2015-16 season, he also topped the nation in free-throw attempts with 331. They'll also learn about his work ethic. Daniel's father, James Daniel III Jr., remembers how his son used to take about 200 jump shots every morning before his classes started at Phoebus High School in Hampton, Virginia. 'He's just been a workaholic,' James Daniel III Jr. said. 'Well, we'd call it a workaholic, but he'd probably say it was something that he loved doing.' All that practice helped Daniel overcome his lack of height at Howard to become an NCAA scoring leader. Now he's ready to compete at a higher level. He got an idea of what to expect from Quinton Chievous, who made the move in reverse by leading MEAC program Hampton to the NCAA Tournament after starting out at Tennessee. Daniel said Chievous told him he 'should do really well here.' Daniel agrees. 'I don't think they would have brought me here if they didn't think I could compete at this level,' Daniel said.
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Tyler Miller Promoted to Assistant Basketball Coach at Central Arkansas - by Eurobasket News

University of Central Arkansas Head Coach Russ Pennell , announced that Tyler Miller has been promoted to assistant coach after spending previous two seasons as the Director of Basketball Operations and spent the 2014-15 season as a graduate assistant. 'Tyler has done a phenomenal job in his time here at Central Arkansas and has earned this opportunity,' said Pennell. 'He has a very keen basketball mind and has a very bright future in our profession. He has built great relationships in the community and most importantly with our players. I trust him implicitly. He will do great in his new role.' 'It's an honor and a privilege to be named an assistant coach at University Central Arkansas,' said Tyler Miller . 'Being a part of Central Arkansas Basketball over the last three years, I have seen the improvement and progress first hand. A native of Chandler, Arizona, Miller outstanding high school player at Chandler -Basha HS, where he was a four (4) time All Arizona Republic HM player, before going onto RMAC - Colorado Western State University as freshman in 2009-10. He finished his basketball career at University of Montana Western in Dillon, Montana, under Montana Hall of Fame coach Steve Keller. Miller, three-year starter, helped his team to 67 wins, one conference championship, and two National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Tournaments. Including Sweet Sixteen and Elite 8 appearances in 2012 and 2013. In addition, Miller made the Frontier Conference Academic All-Conference Team three (3) times and made National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division I Men's basketball student-athletes Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes Award two (2) times. Acknowledged in 2012-13 'NAIA Champions with Character Award' for the University Montana Western Program at NAIA Division 1 National Tourney in Kansas City. Miller graduated with honors in 2014 Magna Cum Laude graduate from University Montana Western. He earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration - Minor in Computer Information Technologies. Miller recently earned his master's degree at University Central Arkansas in April 2017, with Masters in IT Instructional Technologies.
Courtesy of: hoopdirt.com



Steve Shields Joins Southern Miss Men's Basketball Staff - by Eurobasket News

Southern Miss men's basketball head coach Doc Sadler has announced the addition of Steve Shields to his staff as an assistant coach. Shields will replace Dr. Chris Croft who will become an assistant Professor in Sport Management in the College of Business on campus. 'We're excited to add someone with the experience that Steve has,' Sadler said. 'I've known Steve for more than 25 years and he will bring a lot to our table.' Shields boasts nearly 30 years of collegiate coaching on his resume, including the distinction of being Little Rock's all-time winningest coach. He led the Trojans to the 2011 NCAA Tournament and helped the program win five Sun Belt Conference divisional titles during his 12 years as head coach. 'I'm excited to be here and be part of Doc's staff,' Shields said. 'I've known Doc a long time and I've always respected him very much. He's a heck of a coach and I can't wait to get started with this program.' Shields has since served as an assistant on the Missouri staff for the previous two seasons (2015-17). Highly experienced in the day-to-day operation of a Division I men's basketball program, Shields spent 15 seasons overall at UALR. He moved up to lead the program after three seasons (2000-03) as an assistant coach. Shields helped the Trojans snap a 21-year NCAA Tournament drought by guiding the squad to the 2011 Sun Belt Conference Tournament championship. A program architect much like Anderson, Shields oversaw a winning program on and off the court at UALR. The Trojans posted a 192-178 (.519) record, including just the second and third 20-win seasons of the Sun Belt era for UALR (1991-present). Shields also coached two Sun Belt Male Student-Athletes of the Year. Following a 4-24 season for UALR in 1999-2000, Shields entered the picture as an assistant coach on Porter Moser's staff. UALR put together three-straight 18-win seasons from 2000-01 to 2002-03. Shields took the reins of the program beginning with the 2003-04 season and promptly won Sun Belt Coach of the Year recognition, all while not returning a single starter from the previous season's squad. Shields won two-straight Sun Belt East Division titles to start his tenure at UALR (2003-04, 2004-05). UALR accomplished the feat again in the Sun Belt's West Division from 2007-08 to 2008-09. Shields' 2008-09 squad claimed 15 wins in conference action, the most by a UALR team since the school's 1987-88 team also won 15 in the Trans America Athletic Conference. Following UALR's Sun Belt Tournament championship run and ensuing NCAA Tournament berth in 2010-11, Shields helped bring a fifth conference divisional title back to Little Rock after his group posted a 12-4 mark in Sun Belt action during the 2011-12 campaign. Shields came to UALR after a successful run at McLennan Community College in Texas from 1996-2000, earning Texas Junior College Coach of the Year in 1998. Shields built up coaching experience in the junior college ranks throughout the 1990s, serving as an assistant coach at McLennan (1990-93), Pensacola (Fla.) Junior College (1993-94) and Kilgore (Texas) Junior College (1995-96). Shields is a graduate of Baylor University in 1988 with a bachelor's of science in education and again in 1992 with a master's in education. He has one son, Hayden, and one daughter, Halle. Shields and his wife, Kenda, were married in 2012. She is the mother of two children, Hayden Jennings Ford and Madison Leigh Ford.
Courtesy of: southernmiss.com



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.
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Browne Added to Thomas College Men's Basketball Coaching Staff - by Eurobasket News

The Thomas College athletic department has announced the hiring of Jared Browne as an assistant men's basketball coach for the 2017-18 season. Browne will join head coach Geoff Hensley for his fourth season at the helm of the Terriers. Browne previously led the Winslow High School boy's program to an 85-34 record from 2011-2017. During his tenure at Winslow, the Black Raiders won at least 10 games and made the postseason each year, including their first trip since 2003 to the 2015 Eastern Maine Finals. Prior to his time at Winslow, Browne earned his first varsity head coaching job at Oak Hill High School from 2009-2011. At Oak Hill, he led the program to win the most games in 15 years at the school during the 2010 season. 'We are very excited to have Jared join our basketball program,' said Hensley. 'Jared has had tremendous success in his coaching career and will definitely fit in well with Thomas Basketball. He is very familiar with the landscape of Maine high school and college basketball, plus, he has developed some great high school players who have gone on to have outstanding college basketball careers. Jared has a sincere passion for coaching basketball and is a phenomenal addition for our team.' Over his high school coaching career, Browne earned Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2013. In 2013 and 2015, he was named Coach of the Year for the Maine Association of Basketball Coaches. The Terriers are coming off a strong 2016-17 season as they fell just short of a NCAA Tournament appearance with a loss to Husson in the North Atlantic Conference Finals.
Courtesy of: thomasathletics.com



Tony Petosa steps down at CSI. - by Joan Sanchez

After 27 years as head coach of the College of Staten Island men's basketball program, Staten Island Sports Hall of Famer and decorated head coach Tony Petosa is calling it a career. Petosa announced his resignation to staffers this week, parting ways with the program after setting school and conference records of 459 career wins, complete with a recent undefeated conference run and tournament championship in 2017.

An alum of Monsignor Farrell High School in Staten Island, Petosa was a former four year standout with the College from 1982-86 and was also an assistant coach for three years before taking over head coaching duties in 1989-90. The search for an interim replacement will begin immediately.

"This has been a decision six years in the making for me," Petosa said. "My leaving is fifty percent personal and fifty percent basketball. I love the College of Staten Island and many of the great people here, but I have found that I am doing less and less of the things I love, like teaching the game and being associated with what we do on the court. I've found that an increasing part of my job has been spent trying to get kids in, get them situated in classes, tested, and eligible to play within the CUNY system and admittedly, it has come with some frustrations. These hurdles have sometimes had a much bigger impact on our team than they should. This has been one of the most difficult decisions of my life, but I've been here many years and I feel this was the best time to say goodbye. I've enjoyed so many great experiences here, and it's just the right time."

CSI's most successful coach spanning every sports program, Petosa has seen his teams win six CUNYAC Championships, receive seven NCAA Tournament bids and 10 ECAC tournament appearances, including a pair of ECAC Championships. He led the Dolphins to 27 consecutive CUNYAC postseason tournaments, and his 14 consecutive seasons from 1994-08 with a .500 or better overall record is the best mark ever among all conference schools. In 2011-12, he led the Dolphins deep into the NCAA National Championship, advancing to the Division III Sweet 16, a run that electrified the campus and sent the team to its first of five 20+ win seasons in the last six years. His 459 career victories rank 64th all-time in NCAA Division III history, while his winning percentage of .618 ranks 43rd in NCAA Division III history among all coaches who have registered 450+ wins.

No matter the magnitude, the numbers seem lost on Petosa.

"I'm not one to look back on what we have accomplished, maybe because most of the time I feel like I was simply along for the ride," he said. "I've always felt that I've owed it to the kids in our program to look towards the future because I've always asked them to take ownership of the program and to challenge themselves to improve on and off of the court as players and people. It doesn't allow you to rest on what you've achieved."

Petosa embraced the role of leader in 1982, as a freshman on the CSI basketball squad under then head coach Evan Pickman. Petosa and his counterparts tallied a 91-25 (.784) mark over his four years as a player, won three CUNYAC Championships, and made a combined four appearances in NCAA and ECAC postseason play. By the time his personal career was over, Petosa became CSI's all-time leading rebounder (982), and his 1,684 points stood as a CSI career scoring record for 16 years. Upon graduation from his playing career, Petosa stayed on as an assistant coach for three seasons, the first under former coach Tom Keenan and the last two under Howie Ruppert. CSI posted a 63-26 record those three seasons, and Petosa was not only getting the hang of the coaching system at CSI, but he was also donating more time to his players, becoming increasingly invested in their futures after basketball.

Getting ready for his fourth-year as an assistant coach, Ruppert stepped down from the head coaching position at CSI, and Petosa was nominated for the job. The irony lies in the secret that Petosa declined the offer, as he was pursuing his Master's Degree and already had a full-time job in addition to assisting with the Dolphins, but the gym called him back, and with the position still vacant he reconsidered and accepted the job a few weeks later. Not much has changed since. Petosa is still managing a full-time gig, this time as a public school teacher at South Richmond High School, and these days he and wife Dalia are chasing around their four-old daughter, Alexa. Every off-season Petosa has thought about the load, and thinks back to his decision in 1989.

"At the end of the day I just knew I wanted to stay involved with the program," he explained. "I just love the sport. I think it's an amazing thing of beauty, and I just appreciate it way too much. More than anything else, I knew I would miss it if I left."

Petosa also took the position knowing that his dear friend and mentor, Matty White, also an assistant coach at the time, supported his move. "It was really the only condition I had; having Matty with me. Knowing he wanted this for me and that I had his support meant a great deal to me, and I wouldn't have taken it any other way."

With Coach White by his side, the 1990's then became Petosa's era of CSI Basketball. Not only was he juggling his academic studies and his new career, but the rich, winning tradition of CSI Basketball left little room for failure. Under the rigorous demands, Petosa suffered through three-straight losing seasons. It was then that the coach realized he needed to adopt new formulas to help his teams be successful. It was either that, or coaching was no longer going to be a fit for him. He made the decision to stay the course. "I look back on those years and I realize that I wasn't a very good coach," he recollects in an interview he did years ago. "I needed to learn. I'm still learning, but I think I've gotten better."

Better indeed.

1n 1992-93, CSI put up its first winning campaign under Petosa. Two years later, the team won 20 games. Systemizing the team according to his personal coaching style was the key to Petosa's success. For once, Petosa was operating under a new formula: his own.

"The first thing I learned without question is that you need to surround yourself with the best people you can find, meaning assistants and kids that have character," Petosa remarked as to the rubric to a winning program. "I have been very fortunate that our success lies in our ability to develop kids. We've had very, very, few student-athletes walk into our program as studs. In my 27 years, I've never had a Division I transfer and I've only had one Division II transfer who went on to play out his career for me. We take kids who have a desire to play and get better, who want to be a part of something bigger than themselves. We will take chances on kids we aren't sure about going in, but the number one priority for me is to get those type of kids in the building."

He admits that it hasn't always been easy, even after 459 career coaching wins, championships aplenty, and Coach of the Year laurels from the CUNYAC, Eastern College Athletic Conference, Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association and National Association of Basketball Coaches. The brand of athlete has changed over time and society has along with it. Gone are the days of humble gym-rats looking to invest 20+ hours a week on the game, and impersonal text messages have taken the place of handshakes and sit-downs. For Petosa, these challenges have taken away from the game, but have also kept him coming back, investing in the small handfuls of young athletes who yearn for instruction and a chance to capture the thrill of organized sport for a few months a year, sometimes for the last time in their lives.

"Four years is a long time to spend with anyone, and to invest that amount of time in each other takes a lot of trust and effort," Petosa said. "I'm grateful to have had kids, and their extended families and parents, be supportive of what we do. If they play for me they have to aspire to be good students and be willing to be critiqued and criticized and that's not always easy, especially nowadays. When you find those kids and make those relationships, it becomes special, and it's hard to let go."

The more Petosa coached, the more gratifying the individual relationships became after basketball. This became evident, and resonated profoundly with Petosa on September 11, 2001, when three former CSI student-athletes, former teammate to Petosa, Tom Hannafin, and former pupils under Petosa, Scott Davidson and Terrance Aiken, lost their lives during the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center. It inspired Petosa to adopt the yearly Tournament of Heroes in their honor, an event that recently celebrated its 15th year. The annual celebration brings back family, alumni, recruits and a return to the family-values approach to basketball that still rings true to Petosa. It's a labor of love that he enjoys seeing through each year and earned him a Joe Ryan Memorial Award in 2011. It's gained plenty of traction nationally, bringing in some of the nation's best teams each year. In 2016 tournament champion Middlebury College advanced to the NCAA's Elite Eight this past March.

"I am so thrilled that it's continuing with the support of the families, especially the Davidson's and Hannafin's," he said. "The Tournament goes beyond me and basketball. Friends like to be around friends, and it's nice to be able to do that each year and to have our current kids see and appreciate that. Sometimes it's not until after they graduate that the student-athletes realize how important these relationships are."

Shortly after the 2001-02 season, Petosa took his first and only break from CSI basketball, and left the team for a year's sabbatical to, not surprisingly, coach more basketball. An opportunity to assist at Providence College in Rhode Island in the Big East was a sobering opportunity that brought with it an invigorated call to duty at CSI upon his return, and the Dolphins posted a 19-9 season when he took over for former assistant coach Brian Gasper the following year in 2003-04.

At the close of the 2004-05 season, Petosa said goodbye to White, who retired as Petosa's top assistant after 18 years, 15 with Petosa as the head man. Remaining fast friends, Petosa first contemplated resignation from the sport when White later passed away in 2010. "I began to think about it," he admits. "You begin to see how much is involved, how much time we invest in the day to day, and it makes you think about it, for sure."

Petosa suppressed the idea of moving on, and instead helped spearhead the Matty White Memorial Alumni Game each January in his memory beginning in 2011, a reunion that brings together faces old and new and is now seven years strong, fortifying the relationships that have come to define CSI Basketball. Seeing the alumni pour in each year keeps Petosa grounded as to why he's chosen to do what he's done till now.

"I think especially because I find it so hard between my full-time job and basketball to stay connected with friends as much as I would like, this event has been very special to me," he said. "When you're a coach there needs to be that level, especially when I was younger, between a coach and a student-athlete that prevents you from truly establishing a friendship. But to utilize that day to reconnect and sit down with our athletes and hear about their stories and what the impact of basketball was on them is really special. We have guys who come back from the 70's who I never knew and it shows you how much people take away from their time here. And to do it all in (Matty's) memory is overwhelming. It speaks to how we have developed as a program."

And in concert with the development have come the wins. Petosa's unit hit a snag during a 6-20 campaign in 2008-09, but that year brought in a nucleus of recruits that would, three years later, land the Dolphins into the third round of the nation's greatest college basketball showcase. For Petosa, the 2011-12 Sweet 16 run was as magical as the storybooks often describe, right down to the thunderous cheers that rattled the Sports & Recreation Center bleachers when CSI upset Rhode Island in the Round of 32 in mid-March, sounds that continue to reverb through Petosa's veins.

"The thing I will remember most is that we brought in a young man named Jordan Young (in 08-09) and we added Dale Taranto and it was such a tough year. Everything that could go wrong, went wrong. To have those guys believe in what we were doing and then to see them and the one or two others we added in the years that followed come together and just explode that year was beyond rewarding. You see their faces after a win on your home floor and it reflects how we were all a part of something that did not come easy. Between that night and when we won the CUNYAC Championship on our home floor in 1999, I've never heard it as loud. It was amazing. Those two events I will remember forever."

The Dolphins haven't looked back since. CSI is 109-33 (.767) since the Sweet 16 season, far and away the best record of any CUNYAC school and up there with the region's and nation's best teams spanning all NCAA Divisions. CSI is 68-12 in CUNYAC play during that same stretch. Winning has become commonplace and lofty expectations have become standard fare. For Petosa, the work behind the scenes is often the best kept secret. Many of his colleagues hear about his part-time status and walk away dumbfounded. They see him at recruiting showcases and scouting circles, pick-up games in local parks and in the corner of sold-out gyms in obscure towns, late nights and early mornings, on weekends and holidays. These are the scenes that have come standard with an unparalleled work ethic and a passion that developed far beyond the standard call of duty. For Petosa, these have become the necessities to running a top-tier program in one of the nation's most competitive basketball regions, but it won't be what he will miss most. In fact, the wins and trophies aren't either.

"I will miss the practices," he said without hesitation. "Theres nothing more satisfying than seeing a kid come in, have them see what you're trying to get them to do, and then seeing them pick it up and see that development on the practice floor every day. Kids like David Paul who went from a sixth man in high school to being one of the region's most dominating players and Jordan (Young) with incredible intelligence sucking everything up and taking it to levels you didn't think he could. It's thrilling."

With that same breath, Petosa admits his decision to leave CSI did not come easy. Now 54, Petosa has been a part of Dolphins basketball for the last 35 years. The campus and its constituents have served as a backdrop to his entire adult life. Laughs and tears, triumphs and tragedies, frustrations and elation, the College of Staten Island has formed a landscape to a life story that he will treasure.

"There's no question this is very difficult," he admitted. "This has been my second home. I go up to the school every day after my first job, in the summer, maybe three of four hours a day. I look at CSI like a home and a family. There are things that are incredibly rewarding, and you walk in some days and feel incredibly overwhelmed. There are highs and lows with everything you do, and I've done it for a long time here. I'll always have a special bond with CSI and the athletics program."

A mainstream and special education math teacher with the New York City Board of Education for the past 31 years, Petosa has had stops at Nazareth High School in Brooklyn, then New Dorp High School. He was then transferred to Lafayette High School in Brooklyn for 18 years prior to moving across the Verrazano and back to Staten Island to teach at Tottenville High School for 10 years and now recently, South Richmond. He has not ruled out coaching in the future, although he is eagerly looking forward to spending more time with his family, traveling, and taking in the sport he loves from a unique perspective - as a fan, although it will be admittedly tough to do it at the Sports & Recreation Center watching his favorite team play.

"It won't be easy to stay away and it probably will be tougher to come around," he said, noting that he will definitely choose to stay involved with the Tournament of Heroes and the annual Matty White Alumni Game. "What I will miss most is working with many of the student-athletes we brought in, but I'm one-hundred percent confident I will be taking an interest in them and how they progress. I think the only thing that will help me move past CSI is if I can coach somewhere else someday, but it's not something I will pursue at this point. I'm not sure what I'll do, but I'm looking forward to this chapter."

Wherever Petosa lands and no matter his travels post-coaching, he will always have a place at CSI, according to Athletic Director Charles Gomes. "Tony is a legend at the College of Staten Island," Gomes said. "He started as a student-athlete and made his mark as a Hall of Fame caliber basketball player. His greatest legacy, however, will be his 30 year coaching tenure during which he impacted the lives of a countless number of student-athletes. Tony Petosa is the fabric of not just CSI basketball, but the entire athletic department, finding his replacement will be a monumental task and we will need to begin our search immediately."

The Dolphins are coming off a 21-7 campaign that included a CUNYAC Tournament Championship and NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament appearance. The team graduated two outstanding seniors but have a majority of players returning, another feather in the cap of Petosa, who is leaving the program on capable footing.

"I don't think about legacy," he said after a long pause. "I simply showed up every day and I wanted the program to be the best it could possibly be. I wanted our program to be one of the best in the country, doing it the right way. I've always wanted us to be better and better and for that reason maybe I can't appreciate what we've been able to do. Some day I will, but I think it's tough at this point in time because I think I know how much I will miss it."

Courtesy David Pizzuto, Staten Island Sports Information Director




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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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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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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.


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Allen Durham gets MVP of the Week award for Filipino PBA - by Eurobasket News

American Allen Durham (198-F/C-88) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's leader Meralco Bolts and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 1.
The 29-year old power forward had a double-double of 30 points and twenty four rebounds, while his team beat B.Ginebra (#8, 0-1), the league's bottom-ranked team 93-78. It allowed Meralco Bolts to jump to the first place in the Filipino PBA. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Meralco Bolts won both games without losing any. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. Durham has many years of experience at Meralco Bolts, through which he has constantly improved. Grace Bible College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Durham is in league's top in points (8th best: 24.0ppg) and assists (4th best: 6.5apg). Worth to mention Durham played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old American forward Aaron Fuller (198-F-89, agency: Haylett Sports) of second-ranked NLEX RW. Fuller impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 30 points and 20 rebounds. Of course NLEX RW cruised to a 112-104 relatively comfortable win over Alaska Aces (0-2). His team has extremely good start of the season. They won both games so far. However the season is at the beginning, so everything can happen. They still may lose their high position in the standings. Fuller is one of the most experienced players at NLEX RW and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 27.0ppg (#5). He also registered 19.5 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Eugene Phelps (198-F-90) of Phoenix (#3). Phelps got into 30-points club by scoring 33 points in the last round. He went also for fourteen rebounds . He was a key player of Phoenix, leading his team to a 118-105 easy win against KIA Picanto (#12, 0-2). Phoenix has a very good start of the season. But there were just 2 games played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. Phelps also has a very good start of the season with very strong stats. Phelps has a great season in Philippines. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 31.0ppg (2nd best) and rebounds with 14.0rpg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Markeith Cummings (198-SF-88) of KIA Picanto - 33 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists
5. James Weatherspoon (198-F-92) of Rain or Shine - 25 points, 15 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Baser Amer) of Meralco Bolts - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists
7. LaDontae Henton (198-F-92) of Alaska Aces - 30 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Trevis Simpson (193-G/F-91) of Blackwater - 24 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Stanley Pringle (184-PG-87) of Globalport - 21 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists
10. John Paul Erram (203-F/C-89) of Blackwater - 11 points and 15 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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Coach Dejan Mihevc signs at Torun - by Greg

Polski Cukier Torun (PLK) landed 39-year old Slovenian coach Dejan Mihevc. He coached most recently at Krka in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. He helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals after they ended as the best team in regular season.
Mihevc has coached previously professionally also at Tajfun Sentjur and in United Kingdom (London Leopards).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Legia Wwa keeps Wilczek for another season - by Greg

Newly promoted Legia Warszawa (PLK) re-signed 31-year old point guard Lukasz Wilczek (190-86). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 39 1Liga games he recorded 7.5ppg, 4.2rpg, 6.5apg (leader !!!) and 2.6spg (leader !!!) last season. Wilczek helped them to win the 1Liga title. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Polish 1Liga Honorable Mention.
He has played previously for seven other teams: Stelmet, Zubry, Twarde Pierniki, Start, AZS Politechnika Warszawska, Kwidzyn and Trefl.

Legia Warszawa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lukasz Wilczek
Piotr Robak

Forward:
Grzegorz Kukielka

Centers:
Mateusz Jarmakowicz
Adam Linowski

Coach: Piotr Bakun

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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. Warrick, Ponce17.8 
 8. Rosario, Quebradillas17.7 
 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, Fajardo7.9 
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. Abreu, Aguada1.4 
 5. Behanan, Arecibo1.4 
 6. Browne, San German1.3 
 7. Harris, Ponce1.3 
 8. Fitch, Quebradillas1.2 
 9. Smith, Quebradillas1.2 
 10. Mendoza, Aguada1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Fajardo
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. James, Fajardo2.6 
 2. Penn, Guayama2.1 
 3. Diaz, Quebradillas2.0 
 4. Jefferson, Arecibo1.2 
 5. Buckner, Fajardo1.1 
 6. Orozco, Isabela1.1 
 7. Lalanne, Arecibo1.1 
 8. Akindele, Bayamon1.0 
 9. Gaston, Aguada1.0 
 10. Franklin, San G.1.0 


BSN Round 7 of Semi-Finals. Quebradillas and Arecibo enter Finals - by Eurobasket News

Fajardo - Quebradillas 69-81

Quebradillas upset Fajardo in the decider to reach BSN Finals. The game was mostly controlled by Piratas. Cariduros was better in fourth quarter 23-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for American guard Tu Holloway (182-89, college: Xavier) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points and 8 assists. The former international swingman Alejandro Carmona (194-83) helped adding 15 points and 8 rebounds. At the losing side American forward Reginald Buckner (206-91, college: Mississippi) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import forward Damion James (201-87, college: Texas) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Fajardo: R.Buckner 16+11reb+1ast, D.James 10+10reb+3ast, F.Rivera 10+2reb+3ast, E.Ayuso 9+1ast, C.Ortiz 8+2reb, M.Ali Berdiel 8+4reb+1ast
Quebradillas: T.Holloway 20+1reb+8ast, A.Carmona 15+8reb+1ast, M.Rosario 15+6reb+2ast, J.Bryan Diaz 9+4reb+2ast, J.Mojica 9+6reb+3ast, L.Hernandez 7+3reb
gschID: 551245


Aguada - Arecibo 69-76

Arecibo outgunned Aguada to pave their way into the championship series. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 76-69. Capitanes dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Santeros' 22. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international swingman David Huertas (195-87, college: Mississippi) who helped to win the game recording 23 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international point guard Denis Clemente (183-86, college: Kansas St.) contributed with 24 points and 4 assists for the winners. American swingman Lamar Patterson (196-91, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Pensack Sports) answered with 17 points and 9 rebounds and international Chris Gaston (201-89, college: Fordham) added 13 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Santeros.
Top scorers:
Aguada: G.Clavell 18+1reb, L.Patterson 17+9reb+3ast, C.Gaston 13+8reb+1ast, J.Rodriguez 9+1reb+1ast, A.Abreu 4+1reb+6ast, R.Hettsheimer 4+3reb+1ast
Arecibo: D.Clemente 24+2reb+4ast, D.Huertas 23+5reb+4ast, C.Elonu 14+6reb, D.Jefferson 6+9reb+2ast, A.Alamo 5, W.Hodge 4+1ast
gschID: 551249





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  ROMANIA  


Targu Mures tab Darius Hargrove - by Eurobasket News

BC Mures Targu-Mures (Liga Nationala) inked experienced 35-year old American guard Darius Hargrove (195-82, college: Virginia Union) from SCM CSU Craiova. In 12 Liga Nationala games in Romania he averaged impressive 18.6ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.5apg and 1.0spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Romanian League All-Star Game. Hargrove also spent pre-season at Byblos Sporting Club (Pepsi LBL) in Lebanese league that year. The other team he played shortly was CSU Asesoft Ploiesti. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Romanian League All-Star Game.
Among other achievements Hargrove's team made it to the League Semifinals in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan Import Player of the Year award back in 2011.
Hargrove 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, Asia and of course North America). Hargrove has played previously professionally also in Belgium (VOO Verviers Pepinster), Cyprus (Proteas Danoi AEL Limassol), Germany (Mitteldeutscher BC) and Sweden (KFUM Jamtland).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Targu Mures.
Hargrove attended Virginia Union University until 2006 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Parma signs Frank Gaines - by Eurobasket News

Parma Basket Perm (VTB) signed 27-year old American shooting guard Frank Gaines (191-88kg-90, college: IPFW). He played this summer at Metros de Santiago in LNB league in Dominican Republic. In 16 games he had very impressive stats: 18.1ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.8apg and 1.1spg. The last season Gaines played at SC Rasta Vechta in German BBL where in 32 games he recorded 15.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.4apg and 1.2spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention.
In 2013 he was drafted by Maine Red Claws (D-League) in second round (18th overall).
The former Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ.-Ft.Wayne staris in his fifth season in pro basketball.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Gaines' team made it to the Summit League Tournament Semifinals in 2010 and 2013. He was also voted USBasket.com All-D-League Most Improved Player of the Year and USBasket.com D-League All-Rookie 1st Team back in 2014.
Gaines is quite experienced player. He has played in five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Gaines has played previously professionally in Italy (VL Pesaro), Poland (Wilki Morskie), Puerto Rico (Gallitos), Venezuela (Gigantes) and NBA G League (Oklahoma City Blue).

Parma Basket Perm roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Frank Gaines
Codi Miller-McIntyre

Centers:
Yanick Moreira
Andrejs Grazulis
Aleksandr Vinnik

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tambov adds Rogozhkin to their roster - by Eurobasket News

BK Tambov (Superleague 2) added to their roster 24-year old Russian center Nikolay Rogozhkin (221-108kg-93, agency: Alti Sport). He has played for the last two seasons at UCAM Murcia II in Spanish EBA league. In 25 games he recorded 5.0ppg and 3.8rpg last season. Rogozhkin helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
He represented Russia at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. Rogozhkin's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 10 games: 2.3ppg, 2.4rpg.
Rogozhkin has played previously for two other Russia teams: BC Khimky Moscow Region 2nd team and Khimky Podmoskoye.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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

Spartak Primorie Vladivostok (Superleague 1) re-signed 21-year old power forward Stepan Getmanov (200-96). He played there last season. But in only one Superleague 1 game he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound. Getmanov also played that season for Cheboksarskiye Yastreby Cheboksari where in 26 Superleague 1 games he recorded 3.9ppg, 3.9rpg, 4.2apg and 2.2spg.
He played in the final of Russian Superleague in 2015.
Getmanov represented Russia at the European Championships U16 in Lithuania five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.3ppg, 1.5rpg, FGP: 58.3%, FT: 81.8%.

Spartak Primorie Vladivostok roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasili Babaylov
Ivan Savelyev
Andrey Mateyunas
Viktor Zaryazhko
Maksim Sakharov

Forwards:
Igor Smygin
Stepan Getmanov

Centers:
Maxim Krivosheev
Artjoms Butjankovs

By Eurobasket Data Center

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

Spartak Primorie Vladivostok (Superleague 1) re-signed 33-year old guard Vasili Babaylov (194-90kg-84). He played there last season. In 35 Superleague 1 games he averaged 5.0ppg and 1.3rpg. Babaylov helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Parma (Superleague) where in 32 games he had 5.3ppg and 1.9rpg. Babaylov contributed to his team winning the Cup.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Russian Higher League 1st Team award back in 2013.
Babaylov has spent his entire career in Russia playing for three other teams: Ural Great, Zavod im. Kirova and Ural Great Perm U23.

Spartak Primorie Vladivostok roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasili Babaylov
Ivan Savelyev
Andrey Mateyunas
Viktor Zaryazhko
Maksim Sakharov

Forward:
Igor Smygin

Centers:
Maxim Krivosheev
Artjoms Butjankovs

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Linas Lekavicius joins Samara SGEU - by Alex Rovenskyi

BC Samara-SGEU (Superleague 1) agreed terms with 33-year old Lithuanian point guard Linas Lekavicius (186-87kg-84, college: American) from Univ.Surgut. In 32 Superleague 1 games in Russia he had 12.5ppg, 6.1rpg, 4.1apg (top 4) and 1.5spg last season. He helped them to win the Superleague 1 title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice).
The most of previous (2015-16) season Lekavicius spent at Dzukija in Lithuanian LKL where in 25 games he recorded 6.2ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.2spg. He also played that season for Vytautas (LKL) in Lithuanian league. In 8 games he averaged 3.9ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.4apg. Lekavicius also played 4 games in Baltic League where he got 5.3ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 1st Team back in 2012 and 2013.
Lekavicius was a member of Lithuanian U21 National Team in 2003.
He is quite experienced player. Lekavicius has played also professionally in Poland (Polpharma), Ukraine (Dnipro and Sumykhimprom Sumy) and Lithuania (Sakalai).
He attended American University until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.
On Lekavicius: Linas Lekavicius is a physical guard that has the ability to play the point guard and shooting guard position. He excels at shooting the mid-range jumper and creating his own shot off the dribble or off a screen. Linas loves to use his quick first step to get to the lane and distribute the ball to his teammates for open shots thanks to his exceptional court vision. He uses his strength to ward off defenders and finishes in traffic with ease. Combining speed, athleticism and the ability to take over a game by scoring and distributing is making Linas Lekavicius an asset for any coach. Great work ethics and willingness to listen. Fighter till the last second. Struggles with outside shooting accuracy which needs to be improved.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Univ.Surgut inks Evgeny Karpeko - by Alex Rovenskyi

Universitet-Yugra Surgut (Superleague 1) signed 28-year old forward Evgeny Karpeko (204-103kg-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) from BC Ryazan. In 16 Superleague 1 games he had 8.7ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.4apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Karpeko's team was regular season runner-up in Russian Superleague in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 1 Honorable Mention in 2016.
Karpeko was a member of Russian U16 National Team back in 2005.
He has played previously for five other teams: Dynamo Moscow, Khimki, LenVO St.Petersburg, BC Khimky Moscow Region 2nd team and Lobnya Moscow Region.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SENEGAL  


Andorra lands Moussa Diagne - by Eurobasket News

MoraBanc Andorra (Liga Endesa) tabbed 23-year old Senegalese international center Moussa Diagne (211-103kg-94, agency: Interperformances). He played most recently at FC Barcelona in Spanish Liga Endesa. Diagne managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 15 Liga Endesa games he averaged just 2.9ppg and 3.1rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Diagne also played 8 games in Euroleague where he had only 2.6ppg and 3.5rpg. The other team he played that season for was Baloncesto Fuenlabrada. In 17 Liga Endesa games he recorded 7.1ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.0spg. Diagne also played 9 games in Eurocup where he got 7.4ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.2bpg.
His team won Spanish Liga Endesa Supercup in 2016. Diagne has been regularly called to Senegalese Senior National Team since 2016.
He has played previously for three other teams: Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada, Fontedoso Carrefour and Torrejon.
Diagne attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on he way to pro basketball.
He is described as: Has an almost 7-5 wingspan and an ideal body to play the 5 position. Can yet intimidate anyone, has an immense upside, even at NBA level.

MoraBanc Andorra roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
David Jelinek
Jaka Blazic
Andrew Albicy
Jaime Fernandez

Forwards:
Oliver Stevic
Vladimir Jankovic
Beka Burjanadze

Center:
Moussa Diagne

Coach: Joan Penarroya

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SERBIA  


Marko Jovancic signs at Fabriano - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Janus Basket Fabriano landed 24-year old naturalized Serbian forward Marko Jovancic (195-80kg-93) from Basket Golfo Piombino. In 28 Serie B games he averaged 5.6ppg and 3.3rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Jovancic played at BCC Vasto where in 30 Serie B games he had 13.6ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.2apg.
He has played previously for five other teams: Umana Venezia, Omegna, Dolomiti Energia Trento, Spilimbergo and Oasi di Kufra Fondi.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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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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Nikola Stevanovic signs at Winterthur - by Luca Maffioli

BC Winterthur (LNA) landed 25-year old naturalized Serbian guard Nikola Stevanovic (195-92) from Swiss Central. In 22 LNA games he averaged just 3.0ppg and 2.2rpg last season.
Among other achievements Stevanovic's team made it to the LNB Semifinals in 2013. He received also Eurobasket.com Swiss LNB All-Domestic Players Team award back in 2013.
Stevanovic represented Switzerland at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia) six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 7.6ppg, 3.0rpg, FGP: 39.1%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 73.3%.
Stevanovic has played previously professionally also in Germany (OrangeAcademy and ratiopharm Basketballakademie Ulm) and Switzerland (Massagno, BCKE Wallabies and BC Alte Kanti Aarau).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SLOVENIA  


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.



Coach Dejan Mihevc signs at Torun - by Greg

Polski Cukier Torun (PLK) landed 39-year old Slovenian coach Dejan Mihevc. He coached most recently at Krka in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. He helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals after they ended as the best team in regular season.
Mihevc has coached previously professionally also at Tajfun Sentjur and in United Kingdom (London Leopards).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SOUTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U17  


Latinbasket.com All-South American Championships U17 Awards 2017 - by Greg

Latinbasket.com All-South American Championships U17 1st Team 2017
Kevin Rubio
Rubio
Ignacio Arroyo
Arroyo
Aaron Capurro
Capurro
Leandro Bolmaro
Bolmaro
Maxwell Lorca-Lloyd
Lorca-Lloyd

Best Player: Ignacio Arroyo (185-G-00) of Chile
Best Guard: Ignacio Arroyo (185-G-00) of Chile
Best Forward: Aaron Capurro (00) of Ecuador
Best Center: Maxwell Lorca-Lloyd (6'10''-F/C-00) of Chile

1st Team
G: Kevin Rubio (189-G-00) of Chile
G: Ignacio Arroyo (185-G-00) of Chile
F: Aaron Capurro (00) of Ecuador
F: Leandro Bolmaro (198-F-00) of Argentina
F/C: Maxwell Lorca-Lloyd (6'10''-F/C-00) of Chile

Honorable Mention
Fernando Fuenmayor (C-00) of Venezuela
Francisco Farabello (188-G-00) of Argentina
Michael Moncayo (00) of Ecuador
Juan Pablo Cardona (190-G-00) of Colombia
Jose Rolon (00) of Paraguay
Santiago Vescovi (184-SG-01) of Uruguay
Jose Mesones (197-C-00) of Peru
Agustin Carreon (G-00) of Bolivia



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  SPAIN  


Noah Allen joins Manresa - by Eurobasket News

ICL Manresa (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 22-year old American guard Noah Allen (201-98kg-95). He just graduated from Hawaii (NCAA). In 29 games he had very impressive stats: 15.9ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.9apg and 1.2spg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was named to All-Big West 1st Team. Allen also played 1 game where he recorded also remarkable stats: 24 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks.
As mentioned above Allen is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
His team made it to the Pac-12 Tournament Semifinals in 2015.

ICL Manresa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Noah Allen
Daniel Garcia

Forwards:
Jordi Trias
Jokubas Gintvainis
Nil Bria

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Cristian Diaz agreed terms with Breogan - by Eurobasket News

Cafes Candelas Breogan Lugo (LEB Gold) inked 25-year old point guard Cristian Diaz (185-92) from Ourense Termal. In 38 LEB Gold games he recorded 10.5ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.2apg and 1.6spg (in top 5) last season.
The previous (15-16) season Diaz played at Magia_Huesca where in 41 LEB Gold games he averaged 10.0ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.6apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to make it to the final.
Diaz won Spanish LEB Gold Play-Off championship title in 2015.
He represented Spain at the European Championships U18 in Vilnius (Lithuania) seven years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 2.5ppg, 1.5spg.
Diaz has played previously for four other teams: Gran Canaria, La Palma, Gran Canaria and Navarra.

Cafes Candelas Breogan Lugo roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ricardo Uriz
Cristian Diaz
Sergi Quintela

Center:
Matt Stainbrook

Coach: Natxo Lezcano

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Mikel Uriz joins Sevilla - by Eurobasket News

Betis Energia Plus Sevilla (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 28-year old point guard Mikel Uriz (182-89). He has played for the last two seasons at Palma in the LEB Gold. In 36 games he had 9.5ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.7apg and 1.2spg last season. Quite impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Uriz's team made it to the LEB Gold Play-Off Semifinals in 2012 and 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold 1st Team back in 2012.
Uriz has played previously for eight other teams: Magia_Huesca, Blancos de Rueda, RETAbet Bilbao Basket, Estudiantes Lugo Leyma Natura, Alcazar, Cocinas.com, Santurtzi and Marin.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Andorra lands Moussa Diagne - by Eurobasket News

MoraBanc Andorra (Liga Endesa) tabbed 23-year old Senegalese international center Moussa Diagne (211-103kg-94, agency: Interperformances). He played most recently at FC Barcelona in Spanish Liga Endesa. Diagne managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 15 Liga Endesa games he averaged just 2.9ppg and 3.1rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Diagne also played 8 games in Euroleague where he had only 2.6ppg and 3.5rpg. The other team he played that season for was Baloncesto Fuenlabrada. In 17 Liga Endesa games he recorded 7.1ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.0spg. Diagne also played 9 games in Eurocup where he got 7.4ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.2bpg.
His team won Spanish Liga Endesa Supercup in 2016. Diagne has been regularly called to Senegalese Senior National Team since 2016.
He has played previously for three other teams: Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada, Fontedoso Carrefour and Torrejon.
Diagne attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on he way to pro basketball.
He is described as: Has an almost 7-5 wingspan and an ideal body to play the 5 position. Can yet intimidate anyone, has an immense upside, even at NBA level.

MoraBanc Andorra roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
David Jelinek
Jaka Blazic
Andrew Albicy
Jaime Fernandez

Forwards:
Oliver Stevic
Vladimir Jankovic
Beka Burjanadze

Center:
Moussa Diagne

Coach: Joan Penarroya

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Rodriguez is back at Melilla - by Eurobasket News

Melilla Baloncesto (LEB Gold) signed 33-year old point guard Daniel Rodriguez (182-84). It is actually his comeback to Melilla_Baloncesto as he has played here before. Rodriguez has played for the last three seasons at Quesos Cerrato de Palencia in the LEB Gold. In 46 games he had 13.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 3.1apg last season. Rodriguez helped them to make it to the final. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold 3rd Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Spanish LEB Gold championship title in 2016. Rodriguez was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Defensive Player of the Year back in 2009.
He has spent his entire career in Spain playing for seven other teams: Magia_Huesca, Caceres_Basket, Leche Rio Breogan, CB Tarragona_2017, La Palma, Lleida_Basquet and CB Tarragona_2017.

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L'Hospitalet lands Ivan Garcia - by Eurobasket News

C.B. Torrons Vicens L'Hospitalet (LEB Silver) tabbed 31-year old power forward Ivan Garcia (206-86). He played most recently at Araberri (LEB Gold). In 34 games he averaged 6.7ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.1apg last season. LEB Silver will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Garcia played at Navarra (also in LEB Gold) where in 24 games he had 7.3ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.1apg.
His team made it to the LEB Silver Play-Off Semifinals in 2012.
Garcia has played previously for eight other teams: FC Barcelona, Valencia Basket, Ourense, Magia_Huesca, Barca II, Cornella, Zaragoza and Olivar.

C.B. Torrons Vicens L'Hospitalet roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Edgar San_Epifanio
Xavier Guia
Devin Schmidt

Center:
Ivan Garcia

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FC Barcelona could land Phil Pressey - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) is close to sign 26-year old American point guard Phil Pressey (180-79kg-91, college: Missouri) who played last time at Santa Cruz Warriors in NBA G League. In 49 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.6ppg, 5.2rpg, 8.0apg (top 5) and 2.0spg (in top 5) last season. Pressey also spent pre-season at the Warriors in NBA that year.
Among other achievements his college team won Big 12 Tournament in 2012. Pressey received also NABC Division I All-District 21 1st Team award back in 2013.
He has played previously professionally in NBA (Utah Jazz, Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns and Phi.76ers) and NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars).
Pressey attended University of Missouri until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

FC Barcelona Lassa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Thomas Heurtel
Rakim Sanders

Forward:
Adrien Moerman

Center:
Pierre Oriola

Coach: Alfonso Alonso

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Placide Nakidjim joins La Roda - by Eurobasket News

Fundacion Globalcaja La Roda agreed terms with 23-year old Chadian center Placide Nakidjim (205-94) from CB Cazorla Jaen Paraiso Interior. In 9 EBA games in Spain he had very impressive stats: 17.9ppg, 11.1rpg, 2.6apg, 1.2spg and 2.8bpg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Nakidjim also played that season for Moron (LEB Silver) where in 10 games he recorded 9.0ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.0spg and 1.0bpg. The other team Nakidjim played shortly was Basket Globalcaja Quintanar (LEB Silver). In 7 games he averaged remarkable 19.3ppg, 12.3rpg, 1.7apg and 2.3bpg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Nakidjim was voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA Center of the Year in 2016.
He has played previously for four other teams: Real Madrid, Real Madrid II, Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B and Cambados.
On Nakidjim: An undersized center with great athletic skills. A great leaper and slasher, he indimitades yet a lot in the paint.

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L'Hospitalet signs rookie Devin Schmidt - by Eurobasket News

C.B. Torrons Vicens L'Hospitalet (LEB Silver) inked American guard Devin Schmidt (193-98kg). He just graduated from Delta State University (NCAA2). Schmidt has played there for the last four years. In 28 games he recorded very impressive stats: 22.1ppg, 6.6rpg, 4.7apg and 1.3spg last season. Schmidt helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was voted to All-GSC 1st Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Schmidt's team won GSC Regular Season in 2014. He received also All-GSC Player of the Year award in 2016 at his college time.

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Prat lands Caleb Agada, ex Ottawa - by Eurobasket News

CB Prat Juventud (LEB Gold) landed 23-year old Canadian-Nigerian guard Caleb Agada (193-94, agency: Blacktop Management). He just graduated from Ottawa. In 20 games he averaged impressive 15.8ppg, 6.2rpg, 3.1apg and 2.7spg (in top 3) last season. Agada helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in CIS. They also advanced to the league semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded CIS All-Canadian Defensive Player of the Year, All-OUA Defensive Player of the Year and selected to All-OUA 1st Team.
Among other achievements Agada's team won OUA North Division Regular Season for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
He represented Canada at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 3.8ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.8apg, 1.4spg.
Agada has played previously for Marauders and Burlington E..

CB Prat Juventud roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Caleb Agada
Alex Campbell
Marc Sese

Forward:
Marc Blanch

Center:
Gerbert Marti

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Julian Lewis signs at Azuqueca - by Eurobasket News

Isover Basket Azuqueca (EBA) landed American forward Julian Lewis (196-91kg, college: Lewis) from Servigroup Benidorm. In 25 EBA games in Spain he averaged 15.0ppg, 9.1rpg and 1.2spg last season.
Two years ago Lewis was drafted by Moncton Miracles (NBL Canada) in third round (18th overall).
The former Lewis University (NCAA Div.II) staris in his third season in pro basketball.
Lewis' team was regular season runner-up in MPBA in 2016.

Isover Basket Azuqueca roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alvaro Rojas
Carlos Hidalgo

Forwards:
Carlos Garcia
Julian Lewis

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Caceres tab Robertas Grabauskas - by Eurobasket News

Caceres Patrimonio de la Humanidad (LEB Gold) inked 27-year old Lithuanian center Robertas Grabauskas (208-113kg-90, college: Northwood, agency: HMS) from Palma. Grabauskas managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 18 LEB Gold games in Spain he averaged 9.7ppg and 4.5rpg. He also played that season for TLU/Kalev in Estonian Alexela KML where in 9 games he had 10.2ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.6apg. Grabauskas also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 10.0ppg and 9.8rpg. He also spent pre-season at Liepaja/Triobet (LBL) in Latvian league that year.
Among other achievements Grabauskas received Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League 3rd Team award in 2015.
He has played previously professionally in Romania (Gaz Metan) and Lithuania (Lietkabelis).
Grabauskas attended Northwood University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Caceres Patrimonio de la Humanidad roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Luis Parejo
Guillermo Corrales
Pol Olivier

Forwards:
Sergio Perez
Daniel Martinez

Center:
Robertas Grabauskas

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Granada welcomes back Rodriguez - by Eurobasket News

Coviran Granada (LEB Silver) tabbed 26-year old guard Manuel Rodriguez (192-91). It is actually his comeback to CB Granada as he has played here before. Rodriguez played most recently at Union Financiera Baloncesto Oviedo in the LEB Gold. In 41 games he averaged 7.5ppg and 1.8rpg last season. LEB Silver will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Rodriguez helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Castello (also in LEB Gold) where in 30 games he had 10.7ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.3apg.
Among other achievements Rodriguez won Spanish LEB Silver Play-Off championship title in 2015. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Honorable Mention award in 2015.
Rodriguez has played previously for CB Guadalajara.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: Deadly shooter, can score off the screen and open shoots. He has improved his dribble game to assist or drive and finish. He has also a very good pull up jump from midrange distance. His defense is always pretty physical and aggressive.

Coviran Granada roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Manuel Rodriguez
Carlos Corts

Forward:
Eloy Almazan

Center:
Ferran Torres

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Matt O'Leary joins Huesca - by Eurobasket News

Magia Huesca (LEB Gold) agreed terms with 23-year old American forward Matt O'Leary (203-102kg-94, agency: Duran International). He just graduated from Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ-Indianapolis (NCAA). O'Leary has played there for the last three years. In 31 games he had 13.7ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.2apg and 1.0spg last season. O'Leary helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to CoSIDA NCAA Division I Academic All-District 5 1st Team, CoSIDA NCAA Division I Academic All-America 3rd Team and All-Summit League Honorable Mention.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

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Melilla keeps Almazan for another season - by Eurobasket News

Melilla Baloncesto (LEB Gold) re-signed 28-year old small forward Pablo Almazan (202-89). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 31 LEB Gold games he averaged 8.2ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.5apg and 1.4spg last season.
Among other achievements Almazan won Spanish LEB Gold Play-Off championship title in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com Spanish LEB Gold All-Domestic Players Team award in 2015.
Almazan represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Rhodos (Greece) eight years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 9 games: 2.4ppg, 1.8rpg.
Almazan has played previously for seven other teams: Unicaja Malaga, Leche Rio Breogan, Jerez, Zaragoza, Clinicas Rincon, Leyma Basquet and Zaragoza.

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Dominik Mavra (ex Karpos Sokoli) agreed terms with Joventut - by Eurobasket News

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona (Liga Endesa) inked 23-year old Croatian international guard Dominik Mavra (195-94). He played most recently at Karpos Sokoli in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga. Mavra managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 17 Prva Liga games he recorded 12.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 4.1apg. He also played 19 games in ABA League where he averaged 9.2ppg, 2.3rpg and 3.7apg. And finally Mavra contributed to 5 games in Balkan League where he had 11.6ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.6apg and 1.0spg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season he spent at MKS Dabrowa Gornicza in Polish TBL. In 14 games he got 8.9ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.6apg. The other team Mavra played shortly was Cibona in Croatian league. But in three FIBA Europe Cup games he did not score anything and had only 6 rebounds and 6 assists. He also played 11 games in ABA League where he got 4.5ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.2apg. Mavra's team won Macedonian Cup. He received Eurobasket.com All-Macedonian League 3rd Team award in 2017.
Mavra has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. He played for Croatian senior team this year and previously for U19 National Team in 2013.
Mavra represented Croatia at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) three years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 10 games: 9.5ppg, 4.5rpg, 4.0apg, FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 80.6%.
Mavra has played also professionally for other Croatian teams like KK Split, KK Zagreb, KK_Zadar and Sus.-Moslavina.
His game is described as: A big guard who has good offensive skills and an enough solid body to grab rebounds and be effective inside.

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Dominik Mavra

Forwards:
Alex Ruoff
Albert Ventura
Simon Birgander

Center:
Jerome Jordan

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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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Patrick Richard (ex Maccabi Rishon) signs at Joventut - by Eurobasket News

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona (Liga Endesa) landed 27-year old American swingman Patrick Richard (196-94kg-90, college: McNeese State, agency: Inception Sports). He played most recently at Maccabi Rishon in Israeli Winner League. In 31 games he averaged 11.5ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.0apg and 1.1spg last season. Richard helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 12.8ppg, 5.8rpg, 4.7apg and 1.3spg.
The previous (15-16) season Richard played at Chalons Reims in French ProA. In 34 games he recorded 9.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.1apg.
In 2012 he was drafted by Iowa Energy (D-League) in seventh round (105th overall).
The former McNeese State staris in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Southland Conference Tournament for two years in a row (2011 and 2012).
And here thanks to pro basketball Richard experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Australian and of course North American leagues. Richard has played previously professionally in Australia (Sabres), Germany (Mitteldeutscher BC) and Holland (M.Magixx).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A fearless warrior who can score with the best players in the nation. Solid player on both ends of the floor and comes to play every night! At 6'5 with his ability he will be a great professional shooting guard. "2012 Southland Conference Player of the Year".

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Patrick Richard
Dominik Mavra

Forwards:
Alex Ruoff
Albert Ventura
Simon Birgander

Center:
Jerome Jordan

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Obradoiro signs Verners Kohs - by Eurobasket News

Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro CAB (Liga Endesa) signed 20-year old Latvian forward Verners Kohs (203-74kg-97). He played last season at GBA Sparta in 1Liga in Czech Republic. In 21 games he had 13.0ppg and 4.3rpg.
Kohs ended the previous (2015-16) season at Tecnyconta Zaragoza. But in only one Liga Endesa game he did not score anything. But the most of that year he spent at Olivar (LEB Silver) where in 22 games he recorded 4.1ppg and 1.2rpg. Kohs was voted All-Adidas Eurocamp in Treviso (Italy) 1st Team in 2017.
He represented Latvia at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) this year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 11.0ppg, 3.0rpg, FGP: 37.5%, 3PT: 34.4%, FT: 60.0%.
Kohs has played previously professionally in Belgium (Oostende) and Latvia (Ventspils, Ventspils Augstskola, VEF Riga and VEF skola).

Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro CAB roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Albert Sabat
David Navarro
Jose Pozas
Matt Thomas

Forwards:
Martins Laksa
Nemanja Radovic
Verners Kohs

Center:
Artem Pustovyi

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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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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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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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Daniels inks at Nassjo at the beginning of his pro career - by Eurobasket News

KFUM Nassjo Basket (Basketligan) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American forward Demarcus Daniels (201-88kg-93). Daniels has only college experience so far playing last time for N.Florida (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 34 games he recorded 12.4ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.4apg and 2.1bpg in 2015-16 season. Daniels helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was selected All-A-Sun Defensive Player of the Year.
His college team won A-Sun Tournament in 2015.
Of course it will be Daniels' first season as a professional player.

KFUM Nassjo Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Angelo Griffis
David Czerapowicz

Forwards:
Thomas Tshikaya
Kristian Ternell
Demarcus Daniels
Edin Hanusa

Coach: Felix Alonso

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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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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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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Neuchatel inks Killian Martin - by Luca Maffioli

Union Neuchatel Basket (LNA) agreed terms with 19-year old guard Killian Martin (184-98). He played last season at Bernex in the 1LN.
Martin represented Switzerland at the European Championships U18 Division B in Oberwart (Austria) two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 0.6ppg, 1.0rpg.

Union Neuchatel Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Cedric Mafuta
Tayloe Taylor
Brian Savoy
Bryan Colon
Killian Martin

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

Centers:
David Ramseier
Kaanu Olaniyi

Coach: Vladimir Ruzicic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mathias Gredy agreed terms with Winterthur - by Luca Maffioli

BC Winterthur (LNA) inked 24-year old forward Mathias Gredy (192-93). He played most recently at BC Boncourt CF U23 in Swiss 1LN league. Gredy also spent pre-season at Boncourt (also in 1LN) that year.
His team was Runner-Up of 1LN Group East 2017.

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Nikola Stevanovic signs at Winterthur - by Luca Maffioli

BC Winterthur (LNA) landed 25-year old naturalized Serbian guard Nikola Stevanovic (195-92) from Swiss Central. In 22 LNA games he averaged just 3.0ppg and 2.2rpg last season.
Among other achievements Stevanovic's team made it to the LNB Semifinals in 2013. He received also Eurobasket.com Swiss LNB All-Domestic Players Team award back in 2013.
Stevanovic represented Switzerland at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia) six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 7.6ppg, 3.0rpg, FGP: 39.1%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 73.3%.
Stevanovic has played previously professionally also in Germany (OrangeAcademy and ratiopharm Basketballakademie Ulm) and Switzerland (Massagno, BCKE Wallabies and BC Alte Kanti Aarau).

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Winterthur lands Leo Schittenhelm - by Luca Maffioli

BC Winterthur (LNA) tabbed 23-year old international small forward Leo Schittenhelm (194-94, college: High School) from Union Neuchatel Basket. In 16 LNA games he averaged 3.8ppg and 1.5rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the Supercup final.
Among other achievements Schittenhelm played in the final of Swiss LNA in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNB Honorable Mention award in 2015.
Schittenhelm has been also a member of Swiss international program for some years. He has regularly played for Swiss senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Schittenhelm also represented Switzerland at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia) three years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 5.3ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 25.8%, FT: 50.0%.
Schittenhelm has played previously for Bern.
He attended High School until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

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Isaiah Williams (ex Kangoeroes) joins Lugano Tigers - by Luca Maffioli

Lugano Tigers (LNA) added to their roster 25-year old American small forward Isaiah Williams (201-86kg-92, college: Iona). He played last season at Kangoeroes in Belgian Euromillions League. In 38 games he had 7.5ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.6apg.
Williams' college team won MAAC Tournament in 2016.
He graduated from Iona College in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.
On Williams: A long, wing that can play all five positions on the floor.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  TUNISIA  


Dalia Sport Grombalia signs Slimane , Maoua , Trimech - by Ahmed Abderrahim

Dalia Sport Grombalia signed 36 years old Tunisian EX international player Atef Maoua (200-SF-81) .

He played for many season with Tunisian National team and with Etoile du Sahel and with JSK also he played a season in spanich league with Por Huelva .

The second player is Hamza Slimane the Ex player of JSK and CAB , AS Hammamet he play like Point Guard , Shooting Guard .

The other player is the Center of U.S.Monastir Ahmed Trimech he played just for USM in all his career last seasons he played three time the finals cup .

The team hope this season be with the big four in the league with this newcomers and to participate maybe this season again in the arabic championship after the good tournament the last season in Sousse.



The Tunisian coach Majdi anan stays in luxembourg - by Ahmed Abderrahim

The Tunisian Coach Majdi Anan stays in the Luxembourguish team "Grengewald Hostert" .
After a successful first season as a head coach of the women team Majdi Anan will stay in Grengewald Hostert for the upcoming season .
Holder of a FIBA Coach Licence and a
B license of the Luxembourg Basketball Federation , the young Tunisian coach (33 years old ) is also part of the Luxembourguish National coaching team responsible for U12/U14/U16.
Prior to joining the BBC Grengewald , Majdi was coaching teams of BBC KSAR Hellal (Tunisia), Florange (France), Red Miners Kaldall and BC Mess (Luxembourg)
After ensuring the move up last season, The coach will face a new challenge in the 1st league as the team is aiming the qualification to the playoff and an advanced round in the cup .



Homenetmen Lands Makram Ben Romdhane , Ex Etoile Du Sahel - by Ahmed Abderrahim

Homenetmen Beirut ( Pepsi LBL ) landed 28-years old Tunisian power forward Makram Ben Romdhane (204-PF-89) . He played most recentley at Etoile du Sahel in Tunisian league . He helped them this last seasons to win the arabic championships and Cup 2015-2016 and also a good experiance at Sporting Alexandria in Egypt .
Makram has played also professionally in Spain Liga ACB with UCAM Murcia II 2013-2014 , and with the national team he have a good carrer , win Afrobasket 2011 in Madagascar and participate in olympic games London 2012 .
He win also many personal cup like best position 4 in the last AFROBSKET 2015



Union Sportive Monastirienne agreed terms with Hadidane and Trabelsi - by Ahmed Abderrahim

U.S.Monastir (D1) landed 31-year old naturalized Tunisian Bechir Hadidane (201-C-84) . He played most recently at Club African
The last season Bechir play in 25 games minimum like starter he averaged just 16.0ppg, 3.7rpg and 3.8
The other player is Aymen Trabelsi (187-SG-88) he play the lasts season with Stade Nabeulien .
The coach and fans hope that this player can help the team to win a trophies this season .
The team last season play the semi finals of championship and final of Cup for this they keep coach Gharbi for another season and signing the best local players




Driss comes back to Bordeaux - by Eurobasket News

JSA Bordeaux Basket (NM2) added to their roster experienced 35-year old Tunisian ex-international swingman Sami Driss (190-82). It is actually his comeback to JSA Bordeaux as he has played here before. Driss played last season at Stade de Vanves in the NM2.
The most of previous (2015-16) season he spent at JSA Bordeaux (NM1) where in 25 games he recorded 8.9ppg, 3.9rpg, 4.0apg and 1.4spg. Driss also spent pre-season at Pau Lacq Orthez (ProA) that year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won French ProB Regular Season in 2013. Driss was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 1st Team back in 2011. He was a member of Tunisian Senior National Team back in 2007.
Driss has spent his entire career in France playing for two other teams: JSF Nanterre and Vendee Challans.
Driss is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Bordeaux.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Walid Gharbi the new head coach of monastir USM - by Ahmed Abderrahim

U.S.Monastir agreed terms with 59 years old Tunisian coach Walid Gharbi to be the new head coach of senior team for the rest of the season after the Ex head coach George Ketselidis .
Coach Walid have a experience with this team like head coach in the past season 1995/1996 and season 2007/2008 and he have also experience in Tunisian league with many teams like Rades and Goulette (ESG) and CAB and JSK .
Also Mr Walid have experience in Saudi Arabia and in Morocco three seasons with the same team Fath Union Sport .
Mr Walid have also a experience with Tunisia national team like assistant coach 2002/2003 and with senior women team like head coach 2004/2006 and 2011/2013 .
The coach get the team now after two defeats in playoffs and he will try to help the team to get a place in super playoff and for winning the cup




Tunisia beat Romania 79-71 at second friendly ahead of AfroBasket - by Eurobasket News

Tunisia Sunday beat Romania 79-71 in Cluj, Romania, at a second friendly ahead of AfroBasket 2017. Tunisia Friday conceded defeat at a first friendly (56-67). AfroBasket will be hosted by Tunisia and Senegal on September 8-16. Tunisia were drawn in Group C with Cameroon, Rwanda and Guinea.
Courtesy of: tap.info.tn



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  TURKEY  


Kemal Can Aktuna is a newcomer at Artvin - by Eurobasket News

Artvin Belediye (TB2L) added to their roster 22-year old Kemal Can Aktuna (95) from Kepez Bld. In 20 TB2L games he recorded 13.2ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.8apg last season. Aktuna also spent pre-season at Gelisim (TBL) that year.

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Mehmet Ali Yatagan signs at Artvin - by Eurobasket News

Artvin Belediye (TB2L) landed 24-year old guard Mehmet Ali Yatagan (192-93) from Kepez Bld. In 21 TB2L games he averaged 10.8ppg, 5.2rpg, 4.0apg and 1.4spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Yatagan played at Bursaspor where in 23 TB2L games he had just 2.2ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.9apg. He helped them to win the regular season.
Yatagan has played previously for two other teams: Besiktas and Denizli Basket.

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Sakarya BSB keeps Gonlum for another season - by Eurobasket News

Sakarya Buyuksehir Basketbol (TBL) re-signed experienced 40-year old former international power forward Kerem Gonlum (208-102kg-77). He played there last season. In 40 TBL games he averaged 10.8ppg, 8.1rpg and 1.8apg. Gonlum helped them to win the TBL title. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TBL Defensive Player of the Year and selected to 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Pinar Karsiyaka (BSL). The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Gonlum had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 33 BSL games he recorded 6.9ppg and 4.6rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the cup final. Gonlum also played 10 games in Euroleague where he got 5.1ppg and 2.8rpg. He also played 8 games in Eurocup where he got 7.3ppg and 4.4rpg.
Gonlum was also a member of Turkish international program for some years. He played for Turkish Senior National Team between 2000 and 2014 and previously for University National Team back in 2005.
Gonlum also represented Turkey at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 12.4ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 53.7%, FT: 58.1%.
Gonlum has spent his entire career in Turkey playing for four other teams: Anadolu Efes, Trabzonspor, Galatasaray and TED Kolejliler.
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Sakarya BSB.
Let's have closer look into Gonlum's outlook: Another late bloomer, who started playing organized basketball at 18, improving his skills year after year. Has great athleticism, quick feet and good instincts, and has even become a good scorer, developing a good shot front to the basket.

Sakarya Buyuksehir Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Can Korkmaz
Lazeric Jones
Dogukan Sanli
Rodney Pryor

Forwards:
Mehmet Ozdogan
Kerem Gonlum
Nikola Jankovic
Metecan Birsen

Centers:
Moustapha Fall
Nathan Boothe

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Cetin re-signs at Turk Telekom - by Eurobasket News

Turk Telekom Ankara (TBL) confirmed in their roster 31-year old ex-international swingman Serhat Cetin (197-86). He played there last season. In 30 TBL games he had 13.6ppg, 2.5rpg, 4.7apg and 1.1spg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Turkish TBL All-Domestic Players Team.
The previous (15-16) season Cetin played at Darussafaka (BSL) where in 8 games he recorded 4.4ppg and 1.5rpg. He also played 5 games in Euroleague where he averaged 4.6ppg and 1.0rpg.
Cetin won EuroChallenge championship title in 2012.
He was also a member of Turkish international program for some years. Cetin played for Turkish Senior National Team between 2012 and 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
He also represented Turkey at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 3.6ppg.
Cetin has played previously for eight other teams: Anadolu Efes, Tofas, Pinar Karsiyaka, Trabzonspor, Fenerbahce, Galatasaray, Besiktas and Tekelspor.

Turk Telekom Ankara roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Fikret_Can Akin
Ender Arslan
Recep Dogrusoz
Ulas Peker

Forwards:
Nusret Yildirim
Polat Kaya
Serhat Cetin

Centers:
Kaya Peker
Sercan Ergin
Darryl Monroe

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS  


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.

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  UGANDA  


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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  UNITED KINGDOM  


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.



Worcester Wolves sign rookie Brandon Parrish in his first year in pro basketball - by Eurobasket News

Worcester Wolves (BBL) strengthened their roster with addition of American guard Brandon Parrish (198-95kg). Parrish just graduated from Texas Christian University (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 37 games he recorded 5.9ppg and 2.7rpg last season. Parrish helped them to win the league title (twice) and league title (also twice).
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Limburg United lands Cory Dixon, ex Plymouth R. - by Eurobasket News

Hubo Limburg United (Euromillions League) tabbed 27-year old American forward Cory Dixon (201-93kg-90, college: New Orleans). He has played for the last two years at Plymouth University Raiders in British BBL league. In 33 games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 18.9ppg and recorded 7.0rpg, 3.5apg and 1.4spg last season. Dixon helped them to make it to the final. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-British BBL 2nd Team.
Three years ago he was drafted by Austin Spurs (D-League) in eighth round (119th overall).
The former University of New Orleans staris in his fourth season in pro basketball.
His team won Australian SEABL-East Regular Season in 2015.
Dixon has played also professionally in Australia (Bandits).

Hubo Limburg United roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tate Unruh
Yoann Hertay
Zach Monaghan
Matt Bingaya

Forwards:
Wen_Boss Mukubu
Cory Dixon
Jordan Heath
Abel Baptista

Center:
Khaliq Spicer

Coach: Ronnie McCollum

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Leeds Force keeps Mourier for another season - by Eurobasket News

Leeds Force (BBL) re-signed 22-year old swingman Issac Mourier (194-95). He played there last season. But in 27 BBL games he recorded just 1.5ppg.

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Bordeaux signs Michael Ochereobia, ex Surrey S. - by Eurobasket News

JSA Bordeaux Basket (NM2) signed 28-year old British center Michael Ochereobia (203-118kg-89, college: W.Illinois). He played last season at Surrey Scorchers in British BBL league. In 34 games he had 8.1ppg and 6.1rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Ochereobia played at Besancon.
His team made it to the Summit League Tournament Semifinals in 2013.
Ochereobia has played previously for another French team Feurs Enfants du Forez.
He attended Western Illinois University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

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  URUGUAY  


Double-Double for Howard Wilkerson - by Hector Lopez

Howard Wilkerson (198-F-84, college: Wofford) with a double-double (22 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists) lead Union Atletica to beat Miramar 75-48, for the Metro league 15th round. The import player for Miramar, Jeffrey Fahnbulleh (200-C/F-85) netted 6 points with one rebounda.
Other results:
Tabare 86 - Charles McCann (193-F, college: LIU Post) 19 points 6 rebounds
Sayago 81 - Paul Harrison (203-C-89, college: N.Greenville) 18 points and 13 rebounds
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Auriblanco 109 - Rodrigo Goncalves (200-SF-87) 29 poinst 9 rebounds
Verdirrrojo 92 - Gerel Simmons (188-G-93, college: Lincoln Memorial) 31 points 7 rebounds
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Capitol 67 - Joe Efese (198-F, college: Cent.Conn.St.) 22 points 6 rebounds
25 de Agosto 66 - Terrel Thomas Glen (201-F-79, college: Georgia St.) 10 points 4 rebounds-
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Standings: Atenas and Sayago 12-2, Cordon 8-4, Tabare 8-5, Miramar 7-7, Verdirrrojo, Stockolmo, Union Atletica, 25 de Agosto, Auriblanco all of them with 6-8, Capitol 5-8, Colon 4-10,and Marne 3-11



Metropolitan Round 16: Tabare hands first loss to Sayago - by Eurobasket News

The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, derby games and favorites losing the games.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Sayago (12-1) on the court of fourth ranked Tabare on Tuesday night. Visitors were defeated by Tabare 86-81. It ended at the same time the 12-game winning streak of Sayago. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Sayago won third quarter 20-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Sayago 36-25 including 30 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Charles McCann (193, college: LIU Post) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Gonzalo Rivas (179-95) contributed with 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American center Paul Harrison (203-89, college: N.Greenville) replied with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds for Sayago. Tabare (8-5) moved-up to third place. Sayago at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. Tabare are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Marne (#13) in Montevideo in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Sayago will have a break next round.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Montevideo: Atenas (#2) and Stockolmo (#6). Stockolmo was smashed at home by 21 points 82-103 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Anthony Danridge (196-86, college: N.Mexico) who helped to win the game recording 34 points (!!!) and 7 assists (on 14-of-17 shooting from the field) and Fausto Pomoli who added 16 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists during the contest. At the losing side American forward Rashaun Stimage (202, college: De Paul) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 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. Atenas (11-2) have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position behind leader Sayago. Stockolmo at the other side keeps the sixth place with eight games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Atenas' supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Montevideo Union Atletica.
Bottom-ranked Colon managed to get a fourth victory on Monday night. This time they edged twelfth-ranked Marne 71-68. The winners were led by Tirrell Brown who scored that evening 21 points and 9 rebounds. Even a double-double of 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists by Tyronne McNeal did not help to save the game for Marne. Colon (4-10) moved-up to twelfth place. Loser Marne dropped to the bottom position with ten games lost. Colon will meet higher ranked Verdirrojo (#11) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Marne will play against Tabare having rather not much hope for a victory.
A very interesting game took place in Montevideo. It ended with only one-point home defeat of higher ranked 25 de Agosto (6-8) to eleventh ranked Capitol (5-8) 67-66 on Tuesday evening. Juan Andres Galleto fired 17 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. Capitol moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Verdirrojo. 25 de Agosto lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with eight games lost. Capitol's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Montevideo Auriblanco.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Miramar (7-6) and Union Atletica (6-8), which took place in Montevideo. Higher ranked Miramar was outleveled in a road game by ninth ranked Union Atletica 75-48 on Tuesday. It was a very good performance for Howard Wilkerson who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Union Atletica moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Miramar keeps the fifth position with six games lost. Union Atletica's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Montevideo to the arena Atenas.

In the last game of round 16 Verdirrojo was beaten by Auriblanco on the road 109-92.

Auriblanco - Verdirrojo 109-92

There was a small surprise when tenth ranked Auriblanco (6-8) beat 8th ranked Verdirrojo (5-8) in Montevideo 109-92 on Tuesday. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 60-42 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Auriblanco made 24-of-28 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Auriblanco outrebounded Verdirrojo 36-24 including 26 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. It was a very good performance for Rodrigo Goncalvez who helped to win the game recording 29 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Center Joaquin Jones (202-97) contributed with 20 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Four Auriblanco players scored in double figures. American guard Gerel Simmons (188-93, college: Lincoln Memorial) replied with 31 points and 7 rebounds and forward Pablo Makanskas (196-90) added 22 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists (made all of his seven free throws) in the effort for Verdirrojo. Verdirrojo's coach Mathias Nieto rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Auriblanco have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Verdirrojo dropped to the tenth position with eight games lost. Auriblanco's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Montevideo to the arena Capitol.
Top scorers:
Auriblanco: R.Goncalvez 29+9reb+4ast, J.Jones 20+9reb+7ast, C.Colman 17+4reb+1ast, F.Sanchez 11+4reb+4ast, A.Taibo 11+2ast, A.Jones 9+4reb+2ast
Verdirrojo: G.Simmons 31+7reb+2ast, P.Makanskas 22+7reb+5ast, S.Massa 12+2ast, M.Mayora 9+4reb+2ast, F.Cholaquides 9+1reb+2ast, M.Parreno 6+2reb+2ast
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U Atletica - Miramar 75-48

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Miramar (7-6) and Union Atletica (6-8), which took place in Montevideo. Higher ranked Miramar was outleveled in a road game by ninth ranked Union Atletica 75-48 on Tuesday. The game without a history. Union Atletica led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Union Atletica forced 24 Miramar turnovers. It was a very good performance for American forward Howard Wilkerson (198-84, college: Wofford) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists. Forward Gaston Semiglia (192-91) contributed with 16 points for the winners. American-Ghanian center Ryan Blankson (201-80, college: Loyola, IL) replied with 2 points and 13 rebounds and guard Matias Nicoletti (193-94) added 8 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Miramar. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Union Atletica moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Miramar keeps the fifth position with six games lost. Union Atletica's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Montevideo to the arena Atenas.
Top scorers:
U Atletica: H.Wilkerson 22+12reb+7ast, G.Semiglia 16+3reb+3ast, I.Cambon 15+2reb+1ast, F.Trusich 9+5reb+3ast, A.Arrillaga 4+3reb, M.Martinez 3+10reb
Miramar: I.Asaravicius 10+6reb, M.Nessi 8+2reb+3ast, M.Nicoletti 8+6reb+2ast, J.Fahnbulleh 6+1reb, M.Lopez Garula 4+6reb, E.Rabinovich 4+3reb
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Tabare - Sayago 86-81

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Sayago (12-1) on the court of fourth ranked Tabare on Tuesday night. Visitors were defeated by Tabare 86-81. It ended at the same time the 12-game winning streak of Sayago. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Sayago won third quarter 20-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Sayago 36-25 including 30 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Charles McCann (193, college: LIU Post) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Gonzalo Rivas (179-95) contributed with 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American center Paul Harrison (203-89, college: N.Greenville) replied with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds and guard Martin Perdomo (181-95) added 13 points and 5 assists in the effort for Sayago. Five Sayago players scored in double figures. Tabare (8-5) moved-up to third place. Sayago at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. Tabare are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Marne (#13) in Montevideo in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Sayago will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Tabare: C.McCann 19+6reb, G.Rivas 15+5reb+3ast, A.Cabillon 15+5reb+3ast, S.de Gouveia 12+3reb, G.Diaz 9+2reb+1ast, E.Serres 9+4reb+3ast
Sayago: P.Harrison 18+13reb+3ast, G.Fernandez 16+1reb, M.Perdomo 13+3reb+5ast, E.Gonzalez 13+4reb+2ast, R.Brause 11+1reb+2ast, M.Lado 6+1reb+6ast
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25 de Agosto - Capitol 66-67

A very interesting game took place in Montevideo. It ended with only one-point home defeat of higher ranked 25 de Agosto (6-8) to eleventh ranked Capitol (5-8) 67-66 on Tuesday evening. 25 de Agosto was ahead by 11 points after three quarters before a 22-10 charge of Capitol, which allowed them to win the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Guard Juan Andres Galleto (181-96) fired 17 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. American forward Joe Efese (198, college: Cent.Conn.St.) chipped in 22 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Rodrigo Cardozo (191-92) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds and guard Javier Alvarez (193-83) added 13 points and 7 assists respectively for lost side. Four 25 de Agosto players scored in double figures. Capitol moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Verdirrojo. 25 de Agosto lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with eight games lost. Capitol's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Montevideo Auriblanco.
Top scorers:
Capitol: J.Efese 22+6reb, J.Andres Galleto 17+7reb+9ast, H.Silva 12+13reb+1ast, F.Soto 7+4reb+1ast, R.Pintos 4+2reb, N.Comas 3+2ast
25 de Agosto: R.Cardozo 16+10reb+1ast, N.Koster 13+4reb+5ast, J.Alvarez 13+4reb+7ast, T.Thomas Glen 10+4reb+2ast, J.Trindade 7+7reb, M.Mayora 7+6reb+1ast
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Colon - Marne 71-68

Bottom-ranked Colon managed to get a fourth victory on Monday night. This time they edged twelfth-ranked Marne 71-68. The winners were led by American forward Tirrell Brown (198-93, college: Ouachita Baptist) who scored that evening 21 points and 9 rebounds and forward Federico Della Mea (187-92) supported him with 12 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Even a double-double of 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists by American center Tyronne McNeal (211-87, college: Miami Dade CC) did not help to save the game for Marne. Forward Andres Pineiro (187-89) added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Colon (4-10) moved-up to twelfth place. Loser Marne dropped to the bottom position with ten games lost. Colon will meet higher ranked Verdirrojo (#11) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Marne will play against Tabare having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Colon: T.Brown 21+9reb+1ast, A.Rodriguez 14+6reb+2ast, F.Della Mea 12+8reb+5ast, L.Lepiani 11+4reb+4ast, N.Garcia 9+7reb+6ast, F.Baltasar 4+1reb+1ast
Marne: T.McNeal 17+10reb+4ast, S.Pereira 13+3reb+1ast, A.Pineiro 13+6reb+6ast, J.Crocano 10+8reb+2ast, N.Alves 6+5reb+2ast, J.Borallo 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 550661


Stockolmo - Atenas 82-103

Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Montevideo: Atenas (#2) and Stockolmo (#6). Stockolmo was smashed at home by 21 points 82-103 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Atenas dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Stockolmo's 40. They outrebounded Stockolmo 39-25 including a 32-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Atenas players were unselfish on offense dishing 31 assists comparing to just 18 passes made by Stockolmo's players. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Anthony Danridge (196-86, college: N.Mexico) who helped to win the game recording 34 points (!!!) and 7 assists (on 14-of-17 shooting from the field) and forward Fausto Pomoli (198-94) who added 16 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists during the contest. At the losing side American forward Rashaun Stimage (202, college: De Paul) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds and guard Martin Counago (182-97) scored 15 points and 6 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Atenas (11-2) have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position behind leader Sayago. Stockolmo at the other side keeps the sixth place with eight games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Atenas' supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Montevideo Union Atletica.
Top scorers:
Atenas: A.Danridge 34+3reb+7ast, M.Pose 21+7reb+5ast, F.Pomoli 16+10reb+11ast, L.Planells 10+1reb+1ast, N.Catala 5+12reb+4ast, J.Santiso 5+1reb+2ast
Stockolmo: R.Stimage 19+10reb, L.De Leon 16+4reb, M.Counago 15+6ast, O.Medina 13+4ast, F.Grolla 6+3reb+2ast, R.Videla 5+2reb
gschID: 550665





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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Danridge leads Atenas - by Hector Lopez

Atenas defeated Stockolmo 103-82 to maintain the leadership for the Metro League after the 15th round for the tournament. Anthony Danridge (196-F-86, college: N.Mexico) was again the best player for the winner with 34 points and 7 assists, while Rashaun Stimage (202-F, college: De Paul) netted 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Stockolmo. Colon defeated Marne 71-68. For the winner Tirrell Brown (198-F-93, college: Ouachita Baptist) finished with 21 points and 9 rebounds, and for Marne, Tyronne McNeal (211-C-87, college: Miami Dade CC)l finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds. The other games for the 15th round will be played tonigth,


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Khalil Brown agreed terms with Can Tho Catfish - by Eurobasket News

Can Tho Catfish (VBA) strengthened their roster with addition of American forward Khalil Brown (206-100kg). just graduated from Pace (NCAA2).
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Parma signs Frank Gaines - by Eurobasket News

Parma Basket Perm (VTB) signed 27-year old American shooting guard Frank Gaines (191-88kg-90, college: IPFW). He played this summer at Metros de Santiago in LNB league in Dominican Republic. In 16 games he had very impressive stats: 18.1ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.8apg and 1.1spg. The last season Gaines played at SC Rasta Vechta in German BBL where in 32 games he recorded 15.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.4apg and 1.2spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention.
In 2013 he was drafted by Maine Red Claws (D-League) in second round (18th overall).
The former Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ.-Ft.Wayne staris in his fifth season in pro basketball.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Gaines' team made it to the Summit League Tournament Semifinals in 2010 and 2013. He was also voted USBasket.com All-D-League Most Improved Player of the Year and USBasket.com D-League All-Rookie 1st Team back in 2014.
Gaines is quite experienced player. He has played in five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Gaines has played previously professionally in Italy (VL Pesaro), Poland (Wilki Morskie), Puerto Rico (Gallitos), Venezuela (Gigantes) and NBA G League (Oklahoma City Blue).

Parma Basket Perm roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Frank Gaines
Codi Miller-McIntyre

Centers:
Yanick Moreira
Andrejs Grazulis
Aleksandr Vinnik

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Armenian U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Shake Poghosyan
Poghosyan
Kristina Melikyan
Melikyan
Ani Hovhannisyan
Hovhannisyan
Tatev Gomtsyan
Gomtsyan
Anna Aslanian
Aslanian
#e#5
4Shake Poghosyan 160-F-01 ARM U18 NT Armenia
6Kristina Ohanian 170-SF-01 ARM U16 NT Armenia
7Kristina Melikyan 182-PF-01 ARM U18 NT Armenia
8Ani Hovhannisyan 163-PG-01 ARM U16 NT Armenia
11Elen Shahinyan 170-SF-01 ARM U16 NT Armenia
15Emma Mkrtchyan 170-F-01 ARM U16 NT Armenia
23Tatev Gomtsyan 182-C-01 ARM U18 NT Armenia
35Anna Aslanian 188-C-01 ARM U18 NT Armenia

Vahagn Harutyunyan Head Coach ARM U18 NT Armenia
Liana Baghdasaryan Assistant ARM U18 NT Armenia
Albert Harutyunyan Assistant ARM U18 NT Armenia



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Richardson-Smith's double-double lands her State League Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

Forward Tabatha Richardson-Smith (183-F) had a great game in the last round for Gladstone PCP and receives a Australiabasket.com State League Player of the Week award for round 19.
She had a double-double of 44 points and 13 rebounds, while her team crushed Cairns D. (#8, 7-7) with 16-point margin 83-67. Gladstone PCP maintains the 4th position in their group in Australian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Gladstone PCP will need more victories to improve their 9-5 record. In the team's last game Richardson-Smith had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range and got three three-pointers out of 6 attempts. She has many years of experience at Gladstone PCP, through which she has constantly improved. Tabatha Richardson-Smith averages this season 31.0ppg, 10.4rpg and 4.8apg.

Second best performed player last round was Markel Walker (185-F-90) of Ipswich F.. She is American forward in her first season at Ipswich F.. In the last game Walker recorded impressive double-double of 36 points and 18 rebounds. Of course Ipswich F. cruised to a 107-97 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked Logan T. (#2, 13-2). This victory allowed Ipswich F. to move up to 7th position in QBL. Her team lost some distance to top teams. But 8-7 record is not bad and everything may still change. Walker is one of the most experienced players at Ipswich F. and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Sarah Boothe (195-F/C-90) of Bulleen B. (#4). Boothe showcased her all-around game by recording 22 points, twenty three rebounds (!!!) and six assists in the last round. She was a key player of Bulleen B., leading her team to a 79-39 easy win against the lower-ranked Diamond VE (#10, 2-17). Bulleen B. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams in Big V. Their record at this point is 13 victories and 6 lost games. Boothe has a great season in Australia. After 13 games, she made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 15.1rpg (#1 in league). She also has 1.7bpg and FGP: 53.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Chelsea Brook (188-F) of Norwood F. - 30 points, 15 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Colleen Planeta (188-F-88) of Hume City B. - 26 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Natalie Van Den Adel (185-G-90) of Bulleen B. - 26 points, 17 rebounds and 8 assists
7. Shenita Landry (188-F-87) of Ipswich F. - 20 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists
8. Adijat Adams (188-C-92) of Albury LB - 17 points, 22 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Ali Schwagmeyer (180-F-90) of Lakeside L. - 22 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists
10. Maddie Allen (190-C) of Brisbane S. - 22 points and 17 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)



Kalani Purcell signs at Melbourne - by Eurobasket News

Melbourne Boomers (WNBL) landed 22-year old New Zealander international forward Kalani Purcell (188-95, college: BYU). She played in the summer at Brisbane Spartans (QBL). In 9 games she averaged 11.4ppg, 9.9rpg, 3.7apg and 1.7spg.
Purcell just graduated from Brigham Young University and it will be her first season in pro basketball. Her team was regular season runner-up in WCC. Purcell received All-WCC 1st Team award in 2016 and 2017 at her college time.
Purcell also represented New Zealand at the Olympic Games Additional Qualifying Round in Nantes (France) last year. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 7.5ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.0apg.
Purcell has played previously also in New Zealand (Waikato Wizards, NZ Force Cougars and ACM Lady Hawks).
Let's have closer look into Her outlook: An energetic, yet very experienced wing player. She's very versatile and can do a little bit of everything on the court, almost every time positive.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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State Leagues Round-Up - by Eurobasket News

Big V
Hume City B. - Warrandyte V. 89-32

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Hume City Broncos (10-9) crushed 11th ranked Venom (2-17) in Tullamarine 89-32 on Saturday. Hume City Broncos held Venom to an opponent 15.5 percent shooting from the field compared to 55.9 percent accuracy of the winners. They outrebounded Venom 57-34 including a 45-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Hume City Broncos looked well-organized offensively handing out 34 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Venom's players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Hume City Broncos made 10 blocks. It was a very good performance for American forward Colleen Planeta (188-88, college: Point Loma) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 26 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 blocks. Vivien Saad contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Mollie Burke answered with 9 points and 6 rebounds and center Amanda Meinking (192-96) added 3 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Venom. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Hume City Broncos maintains sixth place in League with 10-9 record. Loser Venom keeps the eleventh position with 17 games lost. Hume City Broncos will face Diamond Valley Eagles (#10) in Greensborough in the next round. Venom will play against the league's second-placed Sunbury and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Warrandyte V.: M.Burke 9+6reb+1ast, M.Kershaw 5+2reb, M.Dargan 5+2reb+2ast, H.Bensch 4+2reb, A.Meinking 3+8reb+1ast, H. Bawden 2
Hume City B.: C.Planeta 26+11reb+5ast, E.Livermore 17+7reb, V.Saad 10+12reb+3ast, S.Byrnes 8+5reb+4ast, H. Mrakov 6+4reb+1ast, N.Karantzoulis 5+5reb+4ast
gschID: 541990


Bulleen B. - Diamond VE 79-39

Very expected game when 10th ranked Diamond Valley Eagles (2-17) were smashed by fourth ranked Boomers (13-6) in Bulleen 79-39 on Sunday. Boomers held Diamond Valley Eagles to an opponent 19.2 percent shooting from the field compared to 44.0 percent accuracy of the winners. Boomers forced 21 Diamond Valley Eagles turnovers and outrebounded them 58-35 including a 47-26 advantage in defensive rebounds. Boomers looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Diamond Valley Eagles' players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Boomers made 9 blocks. It was a very good performance for American power forward Sarah Boothe (195-90, college: Stanford) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points, 23 rebounds and 6 assists. Dutch guard Natalie Van-Den-Adel (185-90, college: Colorado St.) contributed with a triple-double by scoring 13 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for the winners. Forward Kate Oliver (193-91, college: USC) answered with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds and the former international forward Kasey Burton (178-96) added 6 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Diamond Valley Eagles. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Boomers maintains fourth place in League with 13-6 record. Loser Diamond Valley Eagles keep the tenth position with 17 games lost. Boomers will face league's leader Knox Raiders in Wantirna South in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Diamond Valley Eagles will play on the road against Hume City Broncos (#6) in Tullamarine and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Diamond VE: K.Oliver 11+10reb+3ast, M.Pirini 8+3reb+2ast, S.Gillam 6+2reb, C.Wragg 6+4reb, K.Burton 6+7reb+1ast, M.Crupi 2+3reb+1ast
Bulleen B.: S.Boothe 22+23reb+6ast, K.Tessari 18+6reb+2ast, N.Van Den Adel 13+11reb+10ast, T.Blair 9+3reb+1ast, A.Ellis 7+2reb+1ast, J. Cadee 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 541994


Sunbury - Waverley F. 75-58

The game between closely ranked teams ended with second ranked Sunbury's (14-4) home victory over 3rd placed Falcons (13-6) 75-58 on Sunday. It was a very good performance for point guard Monique Stevens (160-91, college: NW Missouri St.) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Karen Duever contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Forward Kelly Bowen (182-89, college: Gonzaga) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and Tegan Cunninghan added 13 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Falcons. Falcons' coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Newly promoted Sunbury maintains second place in League with 14-4 record behind leader Knox R. Loser Falcons keep the third position with six games lost. Sunbury will face Venom (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Falcons will play against Hawks (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Waverley F.: K.Bowen 16+11reb+2ast, T.Cunninghan 13+7reb, J.Vanderzaag 8+6reb+1ast, R.Mokrzycki 6+8reb, S.Rourke 5+3reb, S.Yousef 4+3reb+3ast
Sunbury: O.Reilly 23+5reb+4ast, K.Duever 18+11reb+3ast, M.Stevens 18+9reb+6ast, A.Darby 9, C.Burns 5+3reb, R.Van Kuyk 2+4reb+2ast
gschID: 541995


Ringwood H. - McKinnon C. 95-57

Not a big story in a game when 9th ranked Cougars (6-13) were outscored by fifth ranked Hawks (11-8) in Heathmont 95-57 on Sunday. Hawks dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Cougars' 30. Hawks forced 23 Cougars turnovers. It was a very good performance for Victoria Jarosz who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 27 points and 13 rebounds. American guard Sydney Coffey (183, college: Marist, agency: LBM Management) contributed with 34 points (!!!) for the winners. Coffey is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American Morgan Pullins (183, college: St.Mary's, TX, agency: Two Points) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds and Melanie Ioannidis added 8 points in the effort for Cougars. Hawks maintains fifth place in League with 11-8 record. Loser Cougars keep the ninth position with 13 games lost. Hawks will face higher ranked Falcons (#3) in Mount Waverley in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Cougars will play against Sharks (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
McKinnon C.: M.Pullins 18+10reb, M.Muir 9+6reb, M.Ioannidis 8+4reb+3ast, A.Thomas 7+4reb+2ast, K.Bluzer 5+6reb+3ast, C.Ioannidis 5+3reb+1ast
Ringwood H.: S.Coffey 34+4reb+2ast, V.Jarosz 27+13reb+1ast, I.Lie 8+1reb+1ast, P.Goldie 8+2reb+1ast, D.Bone 8+7reb+7ast, E.Beddome 4+6reb+2ast
gschID: 541993


S.Peninsula S. - Bulleen B. 76-75

Seventh ranked Sharks (9-10) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 4th placed Boomers (13-6) 76-75 on Saturday evening. It was a very good performance for American point guard Brittany Carter (183-93, college: Illinois) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds. Innika Hodgson contributed with 13 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Sharks' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Dutch guard Natalie Van-Den-Adel (185-90, college: Colorado St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 17 rebounds and 8 assists and forward Lauren Pearce (181-83) added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists (made all of her seven free throws) in the effort for Boomers. Sharks maintains seventh place in League with 9-10 record. Loser Boomers keep the fourth position with six games lost. Sharks will face Cougars (#9) in McKinnon in the next round. Boomers will play at home against the league's leader Knox Raiders (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Bulleen B.: N.Van Den Adel 26+17reb+8ast, L.Pearce 12+5reb+6ast, K.Tessari 11+3reb+4ast, M.Allan 9+2ast, J. Cadee 5+1reb, T.Blair 5+2reb+2ast
S.Peninsula S.: B.Carter 21+10reb+3ast, I.Hodgson 13+8reb+6ast, E.Ogier 10+3reb, A.Noblett 8+1reb+3ast, O. Pollerd 7+1reb+2ast, J.Pearce 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 541992


McKinnon C. - Eltham W. 70-75

The game between closely ranked teams ended with eighth ranked Wildcats' (9-10) road victory over 9th ranked Cougars (6-13) in McKinnon 75-70 on Saturday. Wildcats forced 19 Cougars turnovers. Strangely Cougars outrebounded Wildcats 46-29 including 31 on the defensive glass. Quite impressive performance for guard Rebecca Cole (178-92) who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Forward Olivia Bontempelli (179-93) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Five Wildcats players scored in double figures. American Morgan Pullins (183, college: St.Mary's, TX, agency: Two Points) answered with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds and the other American import guard Ariel Thomas (168, college: Oregon) added 7 points, 15 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals in the effort for Cougars. Wildcats maintains eighth place in League with 9-10 record. Loser Cougars keep the ninth position with 13 games lost. Wildcats will face league's second-placed Sunbury in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Cougars will play against Sharks (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
McKinnon C.: M.Pullins 21+13reb+1ast, M.Ioannidis 17+2reb+2ast, C.Ioannidis 8+2reb+3ast, M.Muir 8+4reb, A.Thomas 7+15reb+8ast, M.Stewart 5+1reb
Eltham W.: O.Bontempelli 18+2reb+2ast, R.Cole 17+6reb+6ast, G.Dale 14+6reb, A.McBean 13+6reb+1ast, S.Ruedin 10+2reb+1ast, J.Kitto 3+4reb+4ast
gschID: 541991


Premier League
Forestville E. - Woodville W. 66-54

There was no surprise when 8th ranked Warriors (4-14) lost to sixth ranked Eagles (11-7) in Goodwood 54-66 on Saturday. Eagles outrebounded Warriors 53-31 including a 36-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. Quite impressive performance for Samantha Defrancesco who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. Aimee Brett contributed with 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Eagles players scored in double figures. American forward Jennifer Monroe (180, college: Anderson, SC) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 15 rebounds and the other American import guard Ashley Claussen (168, college: S.Oregon) added 11 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals in the effort for Warriors. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Eagles maintains sixth place in League with 11-7 record. Loser Warriors keep the eighth position with 14 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Woodville W.: J.Monroe 17+15reb+2ast, A.Claussen 11+6reb+6ast, J. Howe 7+2reb, K.Perkas 7+2reb+1ast, J.Von Einem 4+2reb, D.Troia 3+4reb
Forestville E.: S.Defrancesco 19+10reb+7ast, D.Rees 12+6reb+1ast, A.Brett 12+7reb+3ast, J.Gordon 10+2reb, M.Prosser 4+5reb+2ast, H.Lehmann 3+5reb+4ast
gschID: 542091


C.Districts L. - Norwood F. 38-108

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Flames (12-6) crushed 10th ranked Lions (1-17) in Gawler 108-38 on Saturday. Flames held Lions to an opponent 20.0 percent shooting from the field compared to 47.8 percent accuracy of the winners. Flames forced 24 Lions turnovers and outrebounded them 67-26 including a 22-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Lions' players. Quite impressive performance for forward Chelsea Brook (188) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 30 points and 15 rebounds. Forward Jessica Good (186-94) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 blocks for the winners. Five Flames players scored in double figures. Alisha Carlin answered with 15 points and 6 rebounds and Jessica Puvogel added 7 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Lions. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Flames maintains fourth place in League with 12-6 record. Loser Lions keep the tenth position with 17 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
C.Districts L.: A.Carlin 15+6reb, J.Puvogel 7+5reb+3ast, H.Hank 5+4reb, R.Stringer 4+5reb+4ast, E.Schrapel 4, D.Greaves 3+1reb
Norwood F.: C.Brook 30+15reb+3ast, S.Mckay 17+2reb+2ast, M.Pritchard 16+12reb+2ast, J.Good 14+13reb+7ast, J.Ward 12+7reb+6ast, N. Lalic 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 542090


Sturt S. - S.Adelaide P. 89-34

Very expected game when 9th ranked Panthers (2-16) were smashed by fifth ranked Sabres (12-6) in Pasadena 89-34 on Saturday. Sabres held Panthers to an opponent 20.5 percent shooting from the field compared to 42.9 percent accuracy of the winners. Sabres forced 31 Panthers turnovers and outrebounded them 43-31 including 16 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by Panthers' players. Quite impressive performance for E Brett who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. Sarah Elsworthy contributed with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Haley Bunce (-91) answered with 9 points and 6 rebounds and Danita Goodwin added 3 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Panthers. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Sabres maintains fifth place in League with 12-6 record. Loser Panthers keep the ninth position with 16 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
S.Adelaide P.: H.Bunce 9+6reb+1ast, M.Cunningham 8+1reb, K.Aitken 5+2reb, P.Wittwer-Smith 4+6reb+1ast, D.Goodwin 3+7reb+1ast, S. Dayman 2+3reb
Sturt S.: S.Elsworthy 16+5reb+4ast, H.Stewart 15+1reb+2ast, E. Brett 12+10reb+3ast, K.Gladstone 10+3reb+1ast, L.Gibbons 9+3reb+4ast, C.Burgess 8+4reb+5ast
gschID: 542089


N.Adelaide R. - W.Adelaide B. 61-67

There was a surprise result when seventh ranked Bearcats (7-11) won against 3rd placed Rockets (12-6) in Adelaide 67-61 on Saturday. Quite impressive performance for Alice Gee (-89) who helped to win the game recording 16 points. Guard Ieva Nagy (177-91, college: Troy) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Bearcats' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international swingman Jo Hill (182-73) answered with a triple-double by scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists and Opal Mader (-97) added 19 points in the effort for Rockets. Bearcats maintains seventh place in League with 7-11 record. Loser Rockets keep the third position with six games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
N.Adelaide R.: O.Mader 19+3reb+1ast, T.Corrigan 12+4reb, J.Hill 12+10reb+10ast, K.Williams 8+6reb+1ast, N.Victrum 6+8reb+4ast, L.Thornett 2+5reb+2ast
W.Adelaide B.: I.Nagy 17+4reb+2ast, A.Gee 16+4reb+3ast, J.Fejo 14+1reb+2ast, S.Langenbrinck 8+7reb+2ast, B.Ward 4+8reb+1ast, M.Lappin 4+7reb+1ast
gschID: 542088


Eastern M. - Southern T. 68-89

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Mavericks (14-4) in Mt. Barker. Hosts were rolled over by Tigers (15-3) 89-68. It was a key game for the top position in League. Tigers outrebounded Mavericks 51-28 including a 18-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. It was a great evening for Demi Skinner (-97) who led her team to a victory scoring 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Mollie McKendrick (183-93, college: Boston U.) helped adding 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. At the losing side guard Alex Wilson (174-94) responded with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and Jaimi Rock scored 10 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Tigers keep a position of League leader. Mavericks at the other side dropped to the second place with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Eastern M.: A.Wilson 18+6reb+5ast, K.Kartinyeri 10+3reb+2ast, R.Hines 10+2ast, J.Rock 10+3reb+3ast, H.Wadforth 6+5reb+2ast, S.Paech 6+3reb
Southern T.: D.Skinner 21+7reb+4ast, A.Green 16+4reb+7ast, M.McKendrick 16+9reb+4ast, T.Dodman 10+9reb+2ast, R.Washington 9+9reb+2ast, J.Thacker 8+3reb
gschID: 542087


QBL
Gold Coast R. - SW Metro P. 62-77

Not a big story in a game when bottom-ranked Rollers (0-14) lost to ninth ranked Pirates (7-7) in Gold Coast 62-77 on Saturday. Pirates dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Rollers' 38. They outrebounded Rollers 49-34 including 16 on the offensive glass. Quite impressive performance for swingman Stephanie Bairstow (188-94, college: Utah St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds. American center Shelby Cheslek (196-92, college: Gonzaga) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Four Pirates players scored in double figures. Pirates' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Ashli Payne (183-95, college: E.Washington, agency: Gamble Sports Management) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds and Shanelle Tolley added 19 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Rollers. Pirates maintains ninth place in League with 7-7 record. Loser Rollers still closes the standings with 14 games lost. Pirates will face Mountaineers (#14) in Toowoomba in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Rollers will play on the road against Mountaineers in Toowoomba and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Gold Coast R.: S.Tolley 19+9reb, A.Payne 17+10reb+1ast, N.Morris 8+1reb, S.Woods 6+5reb+4ast, J.Renata 6+2reb+3ast, A. Condon 4+2reb+2ast
SW Metro P.: S.Bairstow 19+11reb+2ast, S.Cheslek 15+13reb+1ast, M.Willey 14+8reb+6ast, S.Rees 12+7reb+1ast, S.Parsons 8+4reb+1ast, K.Page 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 542188


Cairns D. - Gladstone PCP 67-83

Everything went according to plan when fourth ranked Power (9-5) defeated 7th ranked Dolphins (7-7) in Cairns 83-67 on Saturday. Power made 24-of-28 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Power outrebounded Dolphins 42-31 including a 30-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Quite impressive performance for American forward Tabatha Richardson-Smith (183, college: Seton Hall) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 44 points (!!!) and 13 rebounds. Her fellow American import center Cassie Rochel (193-91, college: Wisconsin) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American forward Alli Gloyd (185-92, college: Arizona) answered with 21 points and 9 rebounds and forward Rachel Pryor (184-89) added 15 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Dolphins. Dolphins' coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Power maintains fourth place in League with 9-5 record. Loser Dolphins dropped to the eighth position with seven games lost. Power will face SC Rip (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Dolphins will play against the league's second-placed Logan Thunder and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Cairns D.: A.Gloyd 21+9reb+1ast, R.Pryor 15+7reb+1ast, M.Donkin 9+3reb+7ast, E.Hutchinson 6+2reb+2ast, T.Evans 5+3reb+4ast, L.Williams 4+3reb
Gladstone PCP: T.Richardson-Smith 44+13reb+2ast, C.Rochel 15+13reb+5ast, C.Mellars 9+6reb+5ast, K.Kiriau 7+4reb+5ast, M.Subritzky 4+4reb+2ast, D.Pilitati 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 542191


Toowoomba M. - Ipswich F. 54-82

There was no surprise when bottom-ranked Mountaineers (0-14) were outleveled by eighth ranked Force (8-7) in Toowoomba 82-54 on Friday. Force dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Mountaineers' 40. Force forced 22 Mountaineers turnovers and outrebounded them 54-31 including a 24-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. Mountaineers were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Quite impressive performance for American forward Markel Walker (185-90, college: UCLA) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists. Her fellow American import forward Shenita Landry (188-87, college: Temple) contributed with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Force players scored in double figures. Force's coach felt very confident using entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Francis Donders answered with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and Kimberlee Wilson added 11 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Mountaineers. Force moved-up to seventh place in League. Loser Mountaineers still closes the standings with 14 games lost. Force will face Rollers (#13) in Gold Coast in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Mountaineers will play on the road against Pirates in Runcorn and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Toowoomba M.: F.Donders 13+6reb+4ast, T.Russell 12+2reb, K.Wilson 11+7reb+1ast, T.Charlton 9+7reb, J.Gardiner 4+1ast, V.Horne 3+4reb+1ast
Ipswich F.: M.Walker 23+13reb+7ast, S.Landry 18+9reb+4ast, L.O'Sullivan 13+10reb+2ast, B.Farley 11+2reb, B.Abbott 9+6reb, G.Williams 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 542185


SC Rip - Brisbane S. 80-85

No shocking result in a game when leader Brisbane Spartans (15-0) beat on the road 11th ranked SC Rip (4-9) 85-80 on Sunday. Brisbane Spartans forced 22 SC Rip turnovers and outrebounded them 52-33 including a 18-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. SC Rip was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Quite impressive performance for center Maddie Allen (190) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points, 17 rebounds and 4 blocks. American swingman Aja Parham (183-84, college: Boston Coll.) contributed with 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Brisbane Spartans players scored in double figures. Guard Claire O'Bryan (178-93, college: Bucknell) answered with 18 points and 9 rebounds and Jennifer Carden-David added 15 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for SC Rip. Brisbane Spartans maintains first place in League with 15-0 record. Loser SC Rip keeps the eleventh position 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 Capitals.
Top scorers:
SC Rip: C.O'Bryan 18+9reb+2ast, J.Carden-David 15+7reb+2ast, B.LeMar 15+1reb+8ast, T.Sheppard 9+2reb, L.Scott 9+8reb+4ast, H.Beede 8+4reb+2ast
Brisbane S.: M.Allen 22+17reb+1ast, A.Parham 16+9reb+2ast, A.Karaitiana 13+3reb+2ast, J.McDowell-White 11+6reb+5ast, K.Currie 11+2reb+2ast, R.Haynes 9+10reb+4ast
gschID: 542192


Logan T. - Ipswich F. 97-107

There was an upset when much higher ranked Logan Thunder (13-2) lost to eighth ranked Force (8-7) in Loganholme 97-107 on Sunday. Force forced 19 Logan Thunder turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by Logan Thunder's players. Logan Thunder was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. Quite impressive performance for American forward Markel Walker (185-90, college: UCLA) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!), 18 rebounds and 6 assists. Her fellow American import forward Shenita Landry (188-87, college: Temple) contributed with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Guard Kate Gaze (173-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) answered with 26 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and Ula Motuga added 22 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Logan Thunder. Five Force and four Logan Thunder players scored in double figures. Force moved-up to seventh place in League. Loser Logan Thunder keeps the second position with two games lost. Force will face Rollers (#13) in Gold Coast in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Logan Thunder will play on the road against Flames (#5) in Townsville and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Logan T.: K.Gaze 26+6reb+5ast, U.Motuga 22+11reb+1ast, C.Smith 19+6reb+2ast, M.Goodchild 11+3reb+1ast, M.Donnelly 9+4reb+7ast, S.Ambrose 6+5reb
Ipswich F.: M.Walker 36+18reb+6ast, S.Landry 20+11reb+8ast, B.Farley 14+8reb+6ast, G.Williams 13+1reb+5ast, R.Mate 11+1reb+1ast, B.Abbott 4+1reb
gschID: 542193


Rockhampton C. - Brisbane C. 75-70

There was a surprise result when eleventh ranked Cyclones (5-10) won against higher ranked Capitals (8-6) in Rockhampton 75-70 on Saturday. Quite impressive performance for guard Katrina Clifford (167-87) who helped to win the game recording 23 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. American guard Jordan Reynolds (180-95, college: Tennessee) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Five Cyclones players scored in double figures. American guard Dlesha Lloyd (179-86, college: Clemson) answered with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 11 rebounds and Heidi Freeburn (-86) added 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of her eight free throws) in the effort for Capitals. Cyclones moved-up to tenth place in League. Loser Capitals dropped to the sixth position with six games lost. Cyclones will face Clippers (#12) in Cotton Tree in the next round.
Top scorers:
Brisbane C.: D.Lloyd 29+11reb, H.Freeburn 20+6reb+4ast, A.Lewis 11+5reb+2ast, V.Aldred 4+12reb, G. Champion 4+2reb, A.Bowden 2+1ast
Rockhampton C.: K.Clifford 23+5reb+4ast, C.Boag 13+10reb, J.Reynolds 12+10reb+8ast, C.Morrow 12+8reb+3ast, S.Muggeridge 10+1reb+3ast, B.Bailey 3+1reb
gschID: 542190


Suncoast PC - Brisbane S. 48-87

Not a big story in a game when 12th ranked Clippers (3-9) were outscored by leader Brisbane Spartans (15-0) in Cotton Tree 87-48 on Saturday. Brisbane Spartans dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Clippers' 40. Brisbane Spartans forced 27 Clippers turnovers. Quite impressive performance for center Maddie Allen (190) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Ashleigh Karaitiana (183-92, college: Hawaii) contributed with 18 points and 5 steals for the winners. American center Erica Carlson (193-88, college: Dixie St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds and Calia Hanks added 6 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Clippers. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Brisbane Spartans maintains first place in League with 15-0 record. Loser Clippers keep the twelfth position 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 Capitals.
Top scorers:
Suncoast PC: E.Carlson 18+14reb+3ast, A.Wallis 8+4reb+2ast, J.Adams 7+2reb, C.Hanks 6+5reb+3ast, C.Small 3+4reb, D.Obah 2+2reb+1ast
Brisbane S.: A.Karaitiana 18+2reb+2ast, M.Allen 15+12reb+1ast, A.Parham 11+7reb+2ast, R.Haynes 10+3reb, O.Isaac 9+4reb+2ast, J.McDowell-White 7+7reb+3ast
gschID: 542189


Mackay M. - Brisbane C. 72-73

A very interesting game took place in Mackay. It ended with only one-point home defeat of 3rd placed Meteorettes (12-4) to fifth ranked Capitals (8-6) 73-72 on Friday evening. Strangely Meteorettes outrebounded Capitals 51-39 including 39 on the defensive glass. American guard Dlesha Lloyd (179-86, college: Clemson) fired a double-double by scoring 17 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Amy Lewis (175-86, college: Troy) chipped in 13 points and 9 assists. Forward Tami Willey (183-79) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points, 17 rebounds and 5 assists and power forward Nadeen Payne (188-93) added 15 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Despite that victory Capitals went down to sixth position (League) due to points difference. Meteorettes at the other side keep the third place with four games lost. 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:
Mackay M.: T.Willey 21+17reb+5ast, N.Payne 15+12reb+4ast, J.Zelenka 15+4reb+1ast, S.Storeshaw 10+2reb+3ast, J.Haughton 9+15reb+6ast, J.Willis 2+1reb
Brisbane C.: H.Freeburn 18+4reb+3ast, D.Lloyd 17+14reb+4ast, A.Lewis 13+4reb+9ast, V.Aldred 11+10reb+1ast, M.Woodford 7+3reb+3ast, E.Mckenzie 4+4reb
gschID: 542186


Townsville F. - Gladstone PCP 69-86

There was a small surprise when fourth ranked Power (9-5) defeated 4th placed Flames (8-5) in Townsville 86-69 on Friday. Power dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Flames' 34. Power forced 21 Flames turnovers. Quite impressive performance for American forward Tabatha Richardson-Smith (183, college: Seton Hall) who helped to win the game recording 40 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 5 assists. New Zealand forward Charmian Mellars (182-79) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Forward Darcy Garbin (187-94) answered with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds and guard Mia Murray (184-88) added 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Flames. Flames' coach rotated twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Power maintains fourth place in League with 9-5 record. Loser Flames dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. Power will face SC Rip (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Flames will play against the league's second-placed Logan Thunder (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Townsville F.: D.Garbin 27+10reb+1ast, M.Murray 15+6reb+4ast, L.Hustler 6+3reb, M.Carey 4+2reb, R.McCully 4+6reb+3ast, H.Andrews 3+1reb
Gladstone PCP: T.Richardson-Smith 40+8reb+5ast, C.Mellars 15+13reb, K.Kiriau 14+7reb+1ast, C.Rochel 9+4reb+1ast, A.Carline 6+6reb+2ast, D.Pilitati 2+1reb
gschID: 542187


SBL
Perry Lakes H. - SW Slammers 64-53

There was no surprise when 9th ranked Slammers (6-15) lost to first ranked Hawks (19-2) in Floreat 53-64 on Friday. Hawks dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Slammers' 28. Hawks forced 21 Slammers turnovers and outrebounded them 49-36 including 37 on the defensive glass. Quite impressive performance for swingman Mia Satie (175-98) who helped to win the game recording 7 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. International power forward Natalie Burton (194-89, college: W.Virginia, agency: LBM Management) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Forward Courtney Bayliss (183-93, college: Our Lady Lake) answered with 27 points and 7 rebounds and guard Kate Fielding (176-86) added 10 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Slammers. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Despite that victory Hawks went down to second position (League) due to points difference. Loser Slammers keep the ninth place with 15 games lost. Hawks will have a break next round. Slammers will play against Wanneroo (#6) in Joondalup and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
SW Slammers: C.Bayliss 27+7reb+3ast, K.Fielding 10+7reb+1ast, G.Denehey 6+3reb+4ast, T.Burrows 6+7reb+3ast, D.Liddle 2+7reb+3ast, T.Kemp 2+5reb
Perry Lakes H.: N.Burton 14+4reb+2ast, A.Renkema 11+2reb+2ast, G.O'Sullivan 10+3reb+4ast, M.Satie 7+10reb+4ast, E.Burton 6+7reb, L.Jeffers 6+5reb+5ast
gschID: 542332


Stirling S. - Willetton T. 58-78

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when fifth ranked Tigers (13-8) crushed 4th placed Senators (15-7) in Leederville 78-58 on Friday. Tigers dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Senators' 28. Tigers forced 21 Senators turnovers and outrebounded them 44-30 including a 34-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Quite impressive performance for center Zoe Harper (191-88, college: Minnesota) who helped to win the game recording 12 points and 8 rebounds. German power forward Jessica Hootmann (190-85) contributed with 11 points and 5 assists for the winners. Four Tigers players scored in double figures. American guard Jasmine Martin (170-93, college: Quinnipiac) answered with 22 points and the other American import forward Kisha Lee (182-85, college: UNLV) added 7 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals in the effort for Senators. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Tigers maintains fifth place in League with 13-8 record. Loser Senators keep the fourth position with seven games lost. Tigers will face higher ranked Lightning (#3) in Bullcreek in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Senators will play on the road against the league's leader Magic in Mandurah and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Stirling S.: J.Martin 22+3reb+2ast, R.Throns 8+1reb+1ast, A.Land 8+5reb+1ast, K.Lee 7+9reb+4ast, T.Roberts 6+2reb+1ast, C.Jones 5+1ast
Willetton T.: Z.Harper 12+8reb+1ast, E.Lobb 12+3reb+2ast, S.Barr 11+7reb+2ast, J.Hootmann 11+4reb+5ast, C.Drennan 8+3reb+1ast, R.Thomson 7+3reb+3ast
gschID: 542334


Willetton T. - Joondalup W. 89-69

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 6th ranked Wanneroo's (11-11) road loss to fifth ranked Tigers (13-8) in Willeton 69-89 on Saturday. Tigers made 29-of-37 free shots (78.4 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Wanneroo turnovers. Wanneroo was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Quite impressive performance for guard Stacey Barr (173-92, college: Idaho) who helped to win the game recording 29 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. Power forward Samantha Norwood (188-89, college: Stony Brook) contributed with 12 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Tigers players scored in double figures. Tigers' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Klara Wischer (185-91, college: San Diego) answered with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds (made all of her eight free throws) and guard Shani Amos (170-91) added 9 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Wanneroo. Tigers maintains fifth place in League with 13-8 record. Loser Wanneroo keeps the sixth position with 11 games lost. Tigers will face higher ranked Lightning (#3) in Bullcreek in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Wanneroo will play at home against Slammers and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Joondalup W.: K.Wischer 27+11reb+1ast, S.Amos 9+6reb+3ast, C.Belcher 8+1reb+1ast, E.Ironmonger 7+5reb+1ast, N.Martin 7+3ast, K.Hayward 6+6reb+3ast
Willetton T.: S.Barr 29+6reb+7ast, S.Norwood 12+5reb, E.Gandini 12+4reb+1ast, K.Malpass 10+3reb+4ast, D.Kelley 8+3reb+2ast, J.Hootmann 6+3reb+3ast
gschID: 542337


East Perth E. - Cockburn C. 57-68

Very predictable result when seventh ranked Cougars (8-13) won against 12th ranked Eagles (2-19) in Morley 68-57 on Saturday. Quite impressive performance for American forward Kersten Mitchell (185-90, college: Illinois) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 30 points and 11 rebounds. Taryn Priestly (-89) contributed with 8 points and 8 assists for the winners. Canadian power forward Kaylee Kilpatrick (193-93, college: New Hampshire) answered with 25 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and Eryn Fisher added 7 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Eagles. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Cougars maintains seventh place in League with 8-13 record. Loser Eagles keep the twelfth position with 19 games lost. Cougars will face Suns (#11) in Kalamunda in the next round. Eagles will play at home against Redbacks and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
East Perth E.: K.Kilpatrick 25+9reb+4ast, H.Desousa 8+5reb+1ast, E.Fisher 7+9reb, N.St Jorre 6+6reb+2ast, E.Coffin 5+1ast, J.Sontay 4+2reb+1ast
Cockburn C.: K.Mitchell 30+11reb+1ast, I.Miotti 9+7reb+1ast, T.Priestly 8+4reb+8ast, L.Doucette 8+7reb+1ast, N.Roberts 3+1reb, C.Evans 3+1reb
gschID: 542336


Lakeside L. - Perry Lakes H. 89-67

Second defeat of league's leader Hawks (19-2) against third ranked Lightning (16-5) 89-67 was the most important game of the last round. Lightning forced 22 Hawks turnovers. Strangely Hawks outrebounded Lightning 49-36 including 19 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Ali Schwagmeyer (180-90, college: Quincy) who helped to win the game recording a triple-double by scoring 22 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists and 5 steals. Her fellow American import forward Sydnee Fipps (178, college: Cal-Davis) contributed with 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. International power forward