EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 7/28/2017 4:04:05 AM

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  ABA LEAGUE  



Coach Vladimir Jovanovic signs at FMP Beograd - by Eurobasket News

FMP Beograd (KLS) landed 48-year old coach Vladimir Jovanovic (agency: Alti Sport). He coached most recently at Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd U19 team in the JLS. Jovanovic helped them to win the Junior League title.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Coach of the Year award back in 2011 and 2012.
Jovanovic was coaching Serbian U20 National Team in 2013, and coached also U18 National Team between 2009 and 2017.
He has coached also professionally in Bosnia (Igokea) and Ukraine (BC Donetsk).

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Serbia



Xavier Thames and MZT Skopje part ways - by Mario Divanisov

Defending champion KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom has lost one of the key players from last season as American guard Xavier Thames (191-G-91, college: San Diego St.) leaves Skopje seeking for a better opportunity elsewhere.

The 26-year old came to Skopje last season and immediately set his ground. He was one of the key players in both Aleksandar Joncevski (agency: Mansfield and Associates )'s and Ante Nazor (agency: XL Basketball Agency )'s squad averaging double-digit points per game in all competitions. His most impressive outcome came in the Eurocup where he led KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom with 16.8ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.8apg in 5 games. He also managed to play 21 games in the ABA League averaging 12.4ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.4apg, while in Prva Liga he set 12.2ppg, 2.5apg and 2.4rpg, playing all 17 games while successfully continuing the domination of the storks in the past 6 seasons.

As the club stated his next destination should be Israel where he will wear Bnei Hertzeliyya colors.



Fifolt is back at Krka - by Eurobasket News

Krka Novo Mesto (Liga Nova KBM) are bringing in 24-year old center Ziga Fifolt (211-115kg-93). It is actually his comeback to Novo Mesto as he has played here before. Fifolt played last season at Tajfun (Liga Nova KBM). In 32 games he had 7.2ppg and 4.5rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Fifolt was tested by Vanoli Cremona (Serie A) in Italian league. He also played that season for Slovan (2SKL) where in 20 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 9.2rpg (#2 in the league) and 1.2bpg. Fifolt also spent pre-season at KK Splosna plovba Portoroz (Telemach League) that year.
He represented Slovenia at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 1.8ppg.
Fifolt has played previously professionally in Slovenia (Helios, Elektra, Grosuplje and Krka Novo Mesto Junior Team) and Estonia (Rapla).

Krka Novo Mesto roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Maj Kovacevic
Domen Bratoz
Marko Josilo
Klemen Kuznik
Tim Osolnik
Matic Siska
Miha Skedelj
Jakov Stipanicev
Martin Jancar

Forwards:
Dalibor Djapa
Jure Ritlop

Centers:
Ziga Dimec
Ziga Fifolt

Coach: Simon Petrov

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Slovenia



Krka to sign Tim Osolnik - by Eurobasket News

Krka Novo Mesto (Liga Nova KBM) agreed terms with 21-year old Slovenian guard Tim Osolnik (190-96). He played last season at Gorica in Croatian A1 league, but left the team in Mar.'17. In 11 games he had just 2.4ppg and 1.4rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Osolnik played at Slovan (2SKL) where in 15 games he recorded 9.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.3apg and 1.5spg.
His team made it to the U18 Championships Semifinals in 2013.
Osolnik has played previously professionally in Slovenia (Krka Novo Mesto Junior Team).

Krka Novo Mesto roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Maj Kovacevic
Domen Bratoz
Marko Josilo
Klemen Kuznik
Tim Osolnik
Matic Siska
Miha Skedelj
Jakov Stipanicev
Martin Jancar

Forwards:
Dalibor Djapa
Jure Ritlop

Center:
Ziga Dimec

Coach: Simon Petrov

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Slovenia



Karpos Sokoli banned 5 years from ABA - by Eurobasket News

The ABA League Assembly met on July 24th. One of the matters tackled was regarding Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The team's president, Ognjen Dedic had made statements which significantly damaged the image of the ABA League and its sponsors. As a result, the team was fined 12,000. Each ABA team was set to receive 12,000 for transportation in 2016/17. The fine imposed will be taken from the amount that was to be given to Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje. Aside from the financial penalty, the ABA League clubs decided to slap a 5-year ban on the team from participating in all competitions organized by the ABA. The 2017/18 season of the ABA will tip off on September 29th, with all 12 participating teams hitting the hardwood to play out the first game of the regular season.
Courtesy of: court-side.com



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  ALBANIA  


Albanian U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Albanian U18 National Team 2017
#s#
Elion Osmani
Osmani
Ferdi Bedini
Bedini
Huljo Berati
Berati
Eldi Hysa
Hysa
#e#4
1Angelo Caushi 196-F-99
6Elion Osmani 189-PG-99
8Nik Tinaj 191-SG-99
10Hermes Brigja 190-PG-99
11Ferdi Bedini 192-SG-99 Bergamo Italy
12Odri Dedolli 192-SG-99 Montverde Acad. USA
14Huljo Berati 192-G/F-00
16Edison Reshketa 193-SF-99
25Armir Bytyci 196-F-99
30Eldi Hysa 192-G-99 SK Tirana Albania
32Nikolla Haruni 200-PF-99
35Eraldo Nikoci 216-C-99
Xhoen Tugu 198-F/G-99

Mired Jani Head Coach
Juri Dashi Assistant



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  ARGENTINA  


Matera welcomes back Migliori - by Eurobasket News

Bawer Olimpia Matera (Serie B) inked experienced 35-year old naturalized Argentinian swingman Franco Migliori (199-96kg-82). It is actually his comeback to Matera as he has played here before. Migliori played most recently at Dynamic Venafro in the Serie B. In 12 games he averaged impressive 19.2ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.3apg and 1.6spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Migliori played at Basket Barcellona (Serie A2) where in 21 games he had 13.8ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.4apg.
Migliori's team made it to the Italian Lega Due Cup final in 2012.
He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Migliori has played previously professionally also in Argentina (GECR Indalo, Boca Juniors, Independiente General Pico, Libertad Sunchales and Sarmiento-Casinos Gala Resistencia Chaco) and Italy (Juvecaserta, Grissin Bon RE, Jesi, BancaTercas and CZG Veroli).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Matera.
Migliori's game is described as: A very active combo guard, who can spend time in the 2 and the 3 positions, with hustle and defensive mentality. Can be very effective at the offensive side, thanks to his good outside shooting and his ability to drive to the basket.

Bawer Olimpia Matera roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marcello Cozzoli
Leonardo Battistini
Samuele Pasqualini

Forward:
Franco Migliori

Center:
Nicolo Ravazzani

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Italy



San Martin Corrientes land Justin Keenan, ex San German - by Eurobasket News

San Martin Corrientes (LigaA) tabbed 29-year old American power forward Justin Keenan (202-113kg-88, college: Ferris State). He played in the summer at Atleticos de San German in Puerto Rican BSN league. In 41 games he averaged impressive 15.1ppg, 5.4rpg and 2.4apg. The last season Keenan played at Soles in Mexican LNBP where in 50 games he was third best scorer with remarkable 24.0ppg and recorded 7.6rpg (#5 in the league), 2.0apg and 1.1spg. Keenan helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Latinbasket.com All-Mexican LNBP Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Center of the Year.
Among other achievements he won Mexican LNBP championship title in 2016. Keenan received also All-GLIAC Player of the Year award back in 2010 and 2011 at his college time.
Keenan is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Uruguay, Venezuela, Argentina (La Union) and Mexico (Pioneros).
Keenan attended Ferris State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Wood re-signs at San Martin Corrientes - by Eurobasket News

San Martin Corrientes (LigaA) confirmed in their roster 32-year old American power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-108kg-85, agency: Inception Sports). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 55 LigaA games he recorded 14.3ppg, 7.7rpg, 2.4apg and 1.1spg last season. Wood helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA Honorable Mention in 2016.
Wood has played previously professionally in Finland (Joensuun_Kataja and Kauhajoen Karhu) and France (ALM Evreux).

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Obera Tennis Club tabs Fernando Calvi - by Eurobasket News

Obera Tennis Club (TNA) inked experienced 36-year old Argentinian power forward Fernando Calvi (200-81). He played most recently at Mogi in Brazilian NBB league, but left. In 8 games he averaged 4.3ppg and 1.6rpg last season.
He won Liga Sudamericana championship title.
The previous (15-16) season Calvi played at Quilmes (LigaA) where in 54 games he had 4.7ppg and 3.3rpg.
Calvi has spent his entire career in Argentina playing for eight other teams: Obras Basket, Ferrocarril, Boca Juniors, Libertad Sunchales, Lanus, River Plate, Atletico PL and Olimpico de La Banda.
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Obera Tennis Club.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



BHY Tiro Federal lands Julian Aprea - by Eurobasket News

BHY Tiro Federal y Deportivo Morteros (TNA) landed 30-year old center Julian Aprea (209-87) from Independiente BBC de Santiago del Estero. In 41 TNA games he averaged impressive 15.7ppg, 7.5rpg and 1.3apg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA Honorable Mention.
Aprea's team won Brazilian Supercup in 2011.
He has played previously professionally in Argentina (Atenas, Ferrocarril, Boca Juniors, La Union and Lanus) and Brazil (Tijuca TC).

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

Guards:
Juan_Ignacio Rodriguez_Suppi
Mauro Araujo
Maximiliano Martinez
Facundo Gago

Forward:
Damian Pineda

Center:
Julian Aprea

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Nicholas Wadell (ex La Union) signs at Olimpia - by Eurobasket News

Club Atletico Olimpia Montevideo (LUB) landed 28-year old Argentinian forward Nicholas Wadell (200-89). He played most recently at La Union in Argentinian TNA league, but left the team in Feb.'16. In 26 games he averaged impressive 16.0ppg and 6.7rpg in 2015-16 season.
Among other achievements Wadell was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA Honorable Mention in 2016.
He is a very experienced player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @fhsports10)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Uruguay



Estudiantes Olavarria keeps Lugli for another season - by Eurobasket News

Estudiantes Olavarria (TNA) re-signed 22-year old point guard Andres Lugli (170-95). He played there last season. In 17 TNA games he averaged 6.3ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.2apg and 1.3spg. Lugli helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Central (TFB).
Lugli has played previously for two other teams: Alma Juniors and Banda Norte.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Atenas land Jerome Meyinsse - by Eurobasket News

Atenas Cordoba (LigaA) tabbed 29-year old American center Jerome Meyinsse (207-104kg-88, college: Virginia) from San Lorenzo. In 65 LigaA games in Argentina he averaged 11.4ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.2bpg last season. He helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice).
The most of previous (2015-16) season Meyinsse spent at Flamengo in Brazilian NBB where in 41 games he had 8.0ppg and 4.0rpg. He contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) (also twice). Meyinsse also spent pre-season at Regatas Corrientes (NBB) that year.
Among other achievements he received Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian League Center of the Year award in 2015.
Meyinsse has played previously professionally also in Venezuela (Trotamundos) and Argentina (Weber Bahia, Sionista and 9 de Julio).
He attended University of Virginia until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

Atenas Cordoba roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Juan_Pablo Cantero
Donald Sims
Juan_Emiliano Fernandez

Forwards:
Diego Lo_Grippo
Nicolas Romano

Center:
Jerome Meyinsse

Coach: Nicolas Casalanguida

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Obras Basket signs Maurice Kemp, ex Tadamon - by Eurobasket News

Obras Basket Buenos Aires (LigaA) signed 26-year old American forward Maurice Kemp (203-91, college: E.Carolina, agency: Duran International). He played last season at Tadamon in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. In 28 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 23.4ppg and averaged 8.3rpg, 1.7apg and 1.9spg (in top 5). A very impressive season as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Kemp played at AVIS UTILITAS Rapla in Estonian Alexela KML where in 18 games he was third best scorer with remarkable 18.6ppg and had 8.9rpg (#4 in the league), 1.5apg, 1.4spg and 1.2bpg. Kemp also played 1 game in Baltic League where he recorded 13 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks. The other team Kemp played that season for was Enosi Kalathosfairisis Kavalas in Greek A2. In 11 games he got 7.6ppg and 4.2rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Kemp was voted Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League Forward of the Year in 2016.
He has played previously professionally in Hungary (Alba) and NBA G League (Canton Charge).
Kemp attended East Carolina University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Obras Basket Buenos Aires roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tomas Zanzottera
Quinton Campbell

Forward:
Maurice Kemp

Center:
Valdelicio Joaquim

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



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  ARMENIA  


Terry Smith (ex Joventut) agreed terms with Hyeres-Toulon - by Eurobasket News

Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket (ProA) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old American (has also Armenian passport) point guard Terry Smith (185-86, college: Mercyhurst). He played most recently at Joventut in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 16 games he recorded 5.6ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.4apg last season. Smith also played that season for Urartu Yerevan (Superleague 1) in Russia where in 9 games he averaged impressive 15.9ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.2apg and 1.2spg.
He is a very experienced player. Smith has played also professionally in Bulgaria (Lukoil Academic Sofia and Rilski), Croatia, Germany (NVV Lions Monchengladbach), Switzerland (Monthey), Turkey (Sakarya BSB), Ukraine (Cherkasy), France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket) and Czech Republic (BK Kolin).
He attended Mercyhurst College until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Terry Smith
Timothe Vergiat
Luka Asceric
Theo Bouteille

Forwards:
Robert Arnold
Raymond Cowels_III
Vafessa Fofana
Jordan Tolbert

Centers:
Ferdinand Prenom
Emryss Mormin

Coach: Emmanuel Schmitt

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in France



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  ASEAN LEAGUE  


Saigon Heat tabs rookie Darius Lewis in his first year in pro basketball - by Eurobasket News

Saigon Heat (VBA) landed 23-year old American center Darius Lewis (211-113kg-94). Lewis just graduated from Duquesne (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 30 games he averaged 3.5ppg and 4.6rpg last season.
As mentioned above Lewis is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Vietnam



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  AUSTRALIA  


Shannon Shorter agrees terms with 36ers - by Eurobasket News

Adelaide 36ers (NBL) will land 28-year old American guard Shannon Shorter (193-96kg-89, college: N.Texas) who played last time at Hebei Xianglan in China. Shorter managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 13 NBL games he averaged impressive 27.7ppg, 15.2rpg, 6.9apg, 2.2spg and 1.2bpg. He ended the last season at Le Mans in French ProA where in 9 games he had 8.6ppg and 2.1rpg. Shorter helped them to make it to the cup final. But the most of that year Shorter spent at TED Kolejliler in Turkish BSL. In 21 games he recorded very remarkable stats: 20.1ppg, 6.3rpg, 4.0apg and 2.0spg.
His team was regular season runner-up in Mexican CIBACOPA in 2013.
Shorter is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Shorter has played previously professionally in Argentina (La Union), Israel (Hapoel Kfar Saba and Hapoel Afula), Japan (Dragonflies) and Mexico (Ostioneros de Guaymas, Guerreros and Gansos).
He attended University of North Texas until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Australia



The Thunder inks Terrance Ferguson, ex 36ers - by Eurobasket News

Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA) signed 20-year old shooting guard Terrance Ferguson (201-97). He played last season at 36ers in Australian NBL league. In 30 games he had 4.6ppg and 1.2rpg. Ferguson helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at the Spartans.
This summer Ferguson was drafted by the Thunder in first round (21st overall). He has never attended the college and entered pro basketball just after his high school.
Ferguson represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Heraklion (Greece) two years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 7 games: 6.1ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 43.8%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 50.0%.

Oklahoma City Thunder roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Raymond Felton
Paul George
Terrance Ferguson

Forwards:
Nick Collison
Patrick Patterson
Andre Roberson
Rashawn Thomas

Centers:
Yannis Morin
Dakari Johnson

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in NBA



Lobos return Down Under, sign athletic wing from Aussie Jr. National Team - by Eurobasket News

The Lobos went international for their latest hoops recruit. Makuach Maluach (6'4''-F/G-98), a highly athletic 6-foot-5 wing player born in Sudan who now lives in Australia and is a member of the Australian junior national team, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play this season with the University of New Mexico. Rex Nottage, his guardian and coach at Newington College, a boarding school in Stanmore, New South Wales, Australia (near Sydney), said the obvious gifts Maluach will bring to Albuquerque are his athleticism and work ethic. 'He's deadly dangerous in transition,' Nottage told the Journal in a telephone interview Thursday night (Friday in Australia). 'He can rebound and really likes to play above the rim. … He is super quick and can find his way to the hole.' But there's more than just the ability on the court, added Nottage. 'He just really likes being a part of a team and helping his team,' Nottage said. 'He'll melt most people's heart with his smile. Oh, women just love his smile.' That smile is expected to arrive in Albuquerque in August in time to start classes as a freshman. He will have five years to play four seasons of Division I basketball. His length (he has a 6-foot-11 wing span), athleticism and versatility are what the Lobos have consistently said they're looking for since the April hiring of head coach Paul Weir. 'Makuach fits the mold of all of our signees - high-end speed and shooting ability,' Weir said. 'As we transform our style on and off the court I can't think of a more perfect fit for us. We have been very picky with our remaining scholarships and held out for someone exactly like this.' He was recruited heavily by UNM associate head coach Chris Harriman and turned down offers from TCU and Hawaii. Those three schools stuck with him in recent months, Nottage said, while the NCAA hadn't cleared him because of a class he didn't complete in ninth grade. Maluach retook the course and was cleared by the NCAA earlier this week. An attempt to reach Maluach by telephone Thursday night was unsuccessful. Maluach announced his signing via Instagram, where he posted a picture on his private account of himself signing the scholarship papers. He wrote the message: 'Happy to announce that I've signed with the University of New Mexico. Beginning of a new journey. #GOLOBOS.' Maluach is the oldest of three brothers who have lived in Australia for four years. Earlier this month, Harriman, who is also from Australia, was in Guam to watch the Oceania Championships Maluach played in. After that he also went to Australia to recruit Maluach. Maluach is the sixth player to sign with UNM this offseason. The Lobos have two remaining scholarships. UNM has also signed Antino Jackson (5-11), Troy Simons (6-1), Chris McNeal (6-1), Jachai Simmons (6-7) and Vance Jackson (6-8). All but Vance Jackson are eligible to play this season.
Courtesy of: abqjournal.com



Astana keeps Kolesnikov for another season - by Eurobasket News

BK Astana (National League) re-signed 29-year old former Kazakhstani international swingman Anatoly Kolesnikov (200-93kg-88, college: Nicholls State). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Australian passport. Kolesnikov has played there for the last five seasons. In 6 FIBA Europe Cup games he recorded 6.5ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.0spg in 2015-16 season. Kolesnikov also played 19 games in VTB United League where he averaged 5.2ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.0spg. Kolesnikov played in the final of Kazakhstan League.
Among other achievements he received Asia-Basket.com All-Kazakhstan League Honorable Mention award in 2015.
Kolesnikov also represented Kazakhstan at the Asian Championships in Changsha-Hunan (China) two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 11.0ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 41.3%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 65.5%.
Kolesnikov has played also professionally for other Australian teams like Kings and Norths Soul Sports Bears.
He attended Nicholls State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

BK Astana roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Hordur Vilhjalmsson
Anatoly Kolesnikov
Anthony Clemmons

Forward:
Ike_Joseph Udanoh

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Kazakhstan



Kings sign Isaac Humphries - by Eurobasket News

Sydney Kings (NBL) signed 19-year old Australian center Isaac Humphries (216-98). He just graduated from Kentucky (NCAA). Humphries 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. Humphries' team won SEC Tournament for two years in a row (2016 and 2017).
He represented Australia at the World Championships U17 in Dubai (UAE) three years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: Score-3 (18.9ppg), Reb-4 (11.6rpg), 1.6apg, Blocks-3 (3.3bpg), FGP: 57.6%, FT: 82.9%.
Humphries has played previously for BA Centre of Excellence.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Australia



Derek Cooke Jr. is a newcomer at Wildcats - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Perth Wildcats (NBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American forward Derek Cooke Jr. (206-100kg-91, college: Wyoming). He played most recently at Northern Arizona Suns (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 50 games he recorded 7.4ppg and 7.4rpg last season. Cooke also spent pre-season at the Suns in NBA that year.
He won MWC Tournament in 2015.
Cooke has played also professionally in Greece (Cretan Kings).
He attended University of Wyoming until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @sammywsig)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Australia



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  AUSTRIA  


BBU Salzburg tabs Sergio Jimenez, ex Casvi - by Eurobasket News

BBU Salzburg (2.Bundesliga) inked 22-year old Spaniard guard Sergio Jimenez (188-95). He has played for the last two years at Casvi in Spanish EBA league. In 30 games he averaged 4.5ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.0apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Jimenez played at CB Andujar Jean Paraiso Interi (also in EBA) where in only one game he had 3 points and 1 rebound.
He helped his team to make it to the Spanish EBA Final Stage 4 Runner-Up in 2017.
Jimenez has played also professionally in Spain for Real Canoe.

BBU Salzburg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sergio Jimenez
Dusan Oluic

Forward:
Guillermo Sanchez

Center:
Lorenz Rattey

Coach: Aaron Mitchell

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Austria



Austrian U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Austrian U18 National Team 2017
#s#
Lukas Hahn
Hahn
Jonas John
John
Paul Isbetcherian
Isbetcherian
Nico Kaltenbrunner
Kaltenbrunner
Daniel Koeppel
Koeppel
#e#5
0Lukas Hahn 180-PG-99 Kapfenberg Austria
9Jonas John 185-SG-99 Timberwolves Austria
12Paul Isbetcherian 178-PG-00 Arkadia Austria
14Nico Kaltenbrunner 192-SF-00 Dragons Austria
15Daniel Koeppel 210-C-00 Kapfenberg Austria
17Angelo Ersek 190-SF-99
21Jakob Skutta 188-PG-99 Oberwart Austria
23Luka Brajkovic 206-F/C-99 Lions Austria
33Samuel Ringhofer 185-G-99 Timberwolves Austria
43Marko Goranovic 202-PF-00 Timberwolves Austria
55Simon Kasparet 190-SF-99 Gmunden Austria
83Kushtrim Dvorani 185-G-99 Kapfenberg Austria

Michael Coffin Head Coach Rocks Austria
Andreas Scheicher Assistant



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  AZERBAIJAN  


Azerbaijani U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Azerbaijani U18 National Team 2017
#s#
Mert Ilhan
Ilhan
Shirzad Shirzadov
Shirzadov
Tornike Julakidze
Julakidze
Ercan Donat
Donat
Nadir Asadov
Asadov
#e#5
4Najaf Babayev 180-PG-00
5Mert Ilhan 180-PG-99 Fenerbahce Turkey
7Shirzad Shirzadov 177-PG-00
8Tornike Julakidze 187-SF-00
9Ercan Donat 205-C-00 Fenerbahce Turkey
10Nadir Asadov 187-SG-00
11Huseyn Ismayilov 185-SF-00
12Elijah Mollenhauer 186-SG-00
13Vugar Mamishov 189-PF-00
14Kamran Mammadov 183-PG-00
15Saadettin Donat 204-C-01 Fenerbahce Turkey
19Emin Garayev 188-PF-00

Samit Nuruzade Head Coach Leeds Force United Kingdom



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Coach Ivan Jeremic stays one more season with Al Muharraq !! - by Ahmad Madwar

Al Muharraq Bahraini club agreed terms with the 56 years old Serbian coach Ivan Jeremic (agency: BeoBasket ) to stay as head coach of the team for season 2017-2018, coach Ivan hired for this position last month during the season and he made a big impact with the team, he won the Bahraini Cup title with the team and reached the league finalist (lost 0-3 against Al Manama).
Coach Ivan has worked as assistant coach in several countries like Russia, Ukraine and Lithuania also he had one year experience in Libya as head coach of Al Shabab.



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Siauliai signs Ignas Vaitkus - by Eurobasket News

BC Siauliai (LKL) signed 24-year old small forward Ignas Vaitkus (196-90kg-93, agency: Octagon Europe). He played last season at Nevezis (LKL). In 32 games he had 9.4ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.2apg. Vaitkus also played 14 games in Baltic League where he recorded 10.4ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.9apg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals.
Vaitkus ended the previous (2015-16) season at Vytis (NKL). In 20 games he was third best scorer with impressive 18.9ppg and averaged 4.0rpg, 2.7apg and 1.8spg. Vaitkus contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian NKL Guard of the Year and named to 1st Team. But the most of that year he spent at Silute (NKL). In 21 games he was the best scorer with remarkable 19.4ppg and got 4.9rpg, 2.1apg and 2.0spg (in top 2). Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian NKL Guard of the Year and named to 1st Team.
Vaitkus represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 4.4ppg.
Vaitkus has played previously for four other teams: Nafta-Uni-Akvaservis Klaipeda, Mazeikiai, Pakruojis and A.Sireikos KA Pramustgalvis.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


Laimonas Kisielius is a newcomer at Neptunas - by Eurobasket News

Neptunas Klaipeda (LKL) strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old forward Laimonas Kisielius (203-98kg-85, college: William & Mary). He played last season at Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL league. Kisielius managed to play in five leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 30 LKL games he recorded 4.3ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.7apg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Kisielius also played 6 games in Eurocup where he averaged 6.5ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.5apg. The other team Kisielius played that season for was Tsmoki-Minsk in Belarusian league. The team played in three different competitions that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 8 FIBA Europe Cup games he got 8.6ppg, 4.8rpg, 4.4apg and 1.5spg. Kisielius also played 10 games in VTB United League where he got 7.6ppg, 4.7rpg and 2.6apg. He also played 4 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 10.3ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg.
Kisielius played in the final of Baltic League in 2014.
He was a member of Lithuanian U20 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
Kisielius is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Duesseldorf Baskets), Latvia (Liepaja/Triobet), Ukraine and Lithuania (Nevezis, Vytautas, P.Zvaigzdes and Juventus).
Kisielius attended College of William & Mary until 2008 and it will be his tenth season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Laimonas has the size, consistent three-points shot and well developed fade away shot to be a huge threat at the small forward position, ball handling skills and court vision of a point guard, the jumper to take over at the shooting guard spot and his back to the basket skills to rotate as power forward. Laimis is a very creative, consistent scorer at the same time truly team player. He has a rare combination of ability that allows him to shoot the ball well with range while also playing with his back to the basket. Laimis loves to break his man down off the dribble and pull up for NBA range three-pointers as his ball handling ability is just as advanced as his jump shot. He can also put the ball on the floor to take it to the rack or create space for his jump shot off the dribble. He maneuvers his way to the basket like a guard, and possesses great body control. Laimis is able to find the open man and deliver the ball with precision. Given his size and quick first step he can easily get around slower players. He uses his great basketball IQ on shot selection and rarely make mistakes. On the defensive end Laimis is quick enough to lockdown smaller guards and big enough to guard post players.

Neptunas Klaipeda roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tomas Delininkaitis
Renaldas Seibutis

Forwards:
Laimonas Kisielius
Edgaras Zelionis

Coach: Kazys Maksvytis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Joventut inks Saulius Kulvietis, ex Vytautas - by Eurobasket News

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 26-year old Lithuanian forward Saulius Kulvietis (206-100kg-91). He played last season at Vytautas in Lithuanian LKL league. Kulvietis managed to play in three leagues last year. In 24 LKL games he had 11.8ppg, 4.4rpg and 2.8apg. He helped them to win the league title. Kulvietis also played 10 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 11.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.9apg and 1.0spg. And finally he contributed to 3 games in Baltic League where he averaged 14.7ppg, 3.7rpg and 2.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season Kulvietis played at Juventus (also in LKL). In 27 games he got 8.8ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.7apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Kulvietis also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 7.0ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 3rd Team back in 2011.
Kulvietis represented Lithuania at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 7.4ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 90.0%.
Kulvietis has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Sakalai, MRU Vilnius, P.Zvaigzdes and KM-Aisciai 98 Kaunas.
He could be described: Forward who can play at SF and PF positions. Has a high basketball IQ, well developed player tactically who understands and reads the game very well. Saulius is a great shooter, can make three-pointer of mid-range shot of the dribble. Needs to improve his strength as a PF and ball handling as a SF.

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Patrick Richard
Dominik Mavra

Forwards:
Alex Ruoff
Saulius Kulvietis
Albert Ventura
Simon Birgander

Center:
Jerome Jordan

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELARUS  


Belarusian U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Belarusian U18 National Team 2017
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Vadzim Tratsiak
Tratsiak
David Odiah
Odiah
Stainslau Ulyanka
Ulyanka
Vitaliy Lebedev
Lebedev
Yauhen Massalski
Massalski
#e#5
4Vadzim Tratsiak 187-PG-00 Tsmoki II Belarus
5David Odiah 195-G/F-00
6Uladzislau Blizniuk 184-G-99
7Tsimafei Bystrou 180-G-00
8Stainslau Ulyanka 196-F-99 BSEU-GrandPrint Belarus
9Maksim Leichyk 205-C-99
10Vitaliy Lebedev 200-F/C-99 BSEU-GrandPrint Belarus
11Yauhen Massalski 207-F-99 Perlas-MRU Lithuania
12Aliaksei Kavaleuski 190-SF-00
13Daniil Matselia 187-SG-00
14Vadzim Stubeda 205-C-00 Prinemanye Belarus
15Dzmitry Ryuny 200-PF-00

Siarhei Shaikouski Head Coach
Aliaksei Pyntsikau Assistant



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  BELGIUM  


Belgian U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Belgian U18 National Team 2017
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Sacha De Vreught
De Vreught
Noel Coleman
Coleman
Giuliano Neri
Neri
Lenny Coppens
Coppens
Vrenz Bleijenbergh
Bleijenbergh
#e#5
4Sacha De Vreught 180-PG-00 Gistel Oostende Belgium
5Noel Coleman 185-PG-00 Houthalen Belgium
6Giuliano Neri 193-SG-99 Antibes France
7Bastiaan Van Den Eynde 183-SG-00
8Lenny Coppens 195-F-99 Giants B Belgium
9Vrenz Bleijenbergh 202-SF-00
10Sam Hofman 200-PF-00
11Noah Fogang 203-SF-99 Gistel Oostende Belgium
12Thomas Van Ounsem 206-F/C-99 Antibes France
13Vincent Peeters 199-SF-99 Giants B Belgium
14Servaas Buysschaert 204-C-99 Gistel Oostende Belgium
15Vincent Gielen 208-C-00 Giants B Belgium

Steven Ibens Head Coach Aalstar Belgium
Laurent Francois Assistant



Fahro Alihodzic (ex Panionios) signs at Leuven - by Eurobasket News

Stella Artois Leuven Bears (Euromillions League) landed 28-year old British international center Fahro Alihodzic (208-118kg-89, college: UAB). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Bosnia and Herzegovina passport. Alihodzic played most recently at Panionios in Greek A2 league. In 29 games he averaged 12.9ppg and 6.6rpg last season. He helped them to win the A2 title. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 Co-Bosman Player of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Bosmans Team.
The previous (15-16) season Alihodzic played at Promitheas (also in A2) where in 29 games he had 10.6ppg and 6.2rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the final. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 Honorable Mention.
Alihodzic has been a member of British international program for some years. He has been regularly called to British senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2009.
Alihodzic 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. Alihodzic has played previously professionally also in Argentina (Estudiantes Concordia), Hungary (Kaposvari), Spain (Gran Canaria) and United Kingdom (Leicester Riders).
He attended University of Alabama at Birmingham until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Alihodzic's outlook: An inside player with nice hands and great shooting ability who is learning to play more physical. Runs very well the court and uses his body well in the paint.

Stella Artois Leuven Bears roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Evaldas Zabas
Anthony Lambot
Rod Camphor

Forwards:
Joey van_Zegeren
Treg Setty

Center:
Fahro Alihodzic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Charleville tabs Wesley Wilkinson, ex Oostende - by Eurobasket News

Etoile Charleville-Mezieres (ProB) inked 33-year old American power forward Wesley Wilkinson (206-84, college: Nebraska, agency: Pensack Sports). The last time (12-15) he played at Telenet BC Oostende in Belgian Euromillions League. Wilkinson has played there for the last three years.
In 2006 Nebraska Cranes selected him as fourth overall pick in USBL draft.
The former University of Nebraska standoutis in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Wilkinson's team won Belgian Cup for three years in a row (between 2013 and 2015). He received also Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Honorable Mention award back in 2010 and 2014.
Wilkinson has played also professionally in Turkey (Eskisehir Basket), Belgium (Spirou Charleroi and Okapi Aalstar) and France (STB Le Havre).

Etoile Charleville-Mezieres roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Steven Ricard
Alexandre Moisy
Lucas Dussoulier
Corentin Carne
William Mensah

Forwards:
Wesley Wilkinson
Darius Tarvydas
Seraphin Saumont
Alexis Auburtin

Center:
Valentin Mukuna

Coach: Alex Casimiri

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Antwerp keeps Clark for another season - by Eurobasket News

Port of Antwerp Giants (Euromillions League) re-signed 27-year old American guard Jason Clark (188-77kg-90, college: Georgetown). He was a team leader there last season. In 40 Euromillions League games he was second best scorer with impressive 15.9ppg and had 3.6rpg, 4.5apg (top 5) and 1.5spg (in top 4). Clark helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Belgian League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Clark also played 11 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 14.8ppg, 3.4rpg, 3.9apg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season Clark played at Mamak DSI in Turkish TBL. In 12 games he averaged remarkable 20.0ppg, 5.1rpg, 3.7apg and 1.8spg.
Clark has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
He has played previously professionally also in Germany (BG Goettingen) and Belgium (Spirou Charleroi and Okapi Aalstar).
Clark attended Georgetown University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

Port of Antwerp Giants roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dennis Donkor
Jason Clark
Tyler Kalinoski
Thomas Akyazili
Paris Lee

Forwards:
Dave Dudzinski
Hans Vanwijn

Center:
Ismael Bako

Coach: Roel Moors

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jordan Swing (ex Limburg United) signs at Sevilla - by Eurobasket News

Betis Energia Plus Sevilla (Liga Endesa) landed 27-year old American forward Jordan Swing (198-91kg-90, college: UAB, agency: Two Points). He played most recently at Limburg United in Belgian Euromillions League. In 39 games he averaged 9.7ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.6apg and 1.1spg last season. Swing helped them to make it to the cup final. He also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 11.7ppg, 5.2rpg, 4.2apg and 1.0spg.
The previous (15-16) season Swing played at Tecnyconta Zaragoza. In 14 Liga Endesa games he recorded 3.1ppg and 1.8rpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Import Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Swing also played 6 games in Eurocup where he got 4.2ppg and 1.0rpg. The other team Swing played that season for was Oviedo_CB. In 16 Liga Endesa games he was second best scorer with impressive 17.8ppg and got 4.5rpg, 2.4apg and 1.5spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Import Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and selected to 1st Team.
Swing's team won C-USA Regular Season in 2011.
He has played previously professionally in Australia (Lightning) and NBA G League (Canton Charge).
Swing attended University of Alabama at Birmingham until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Joel Wright (ex Al Ahli Jeddah) joins Aalstar - by Greg

Crelan Okapi Aalstar (Euromillions League) agreed terms with 27-year old American (has also Jamaican passport) forward Joel Wright (201-102kg-90, college: Texas State at San Marcos). He played last season at Al Ahli Jeddah in Saudi Arabian SBL league. In 14 games he had very impressive stats: 29.1ppg, 13.8rpg and 1.8apg. Wright helped them to make it to the Saudi Arabia Prince Faisal bin Fahed Cup final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Saudi Arabian SBL Honorable Mention.
He attended Texas State at San Marcos until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

Crelan Okapi Aalstar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Wesley Channels
Olivier Troisfontaines
Vernon Taylor
Sam Hemeleers

Forwards:
Bill Amis
Joel Wright

Coach: Jean-Marc Jaumin

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Libobasquet Round 13: Amistad hands first loss to Calero - by Eurobasket News

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Calero (11-1) in Potosi on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by fifth ranked Amistad (5-6) 97-88. Amistad moved-up to fourth place, which they share with CAN Oruro. Calero at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost.
An interesting game for Calero (11-1) which hosted in Potosi 4th placed CAN Oruro (5-6). First ranked Calero had an easy win 86-69. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of CAN Oruro. Calero maintains first place with 11-1 record. CAN Oruro at the other side keeps the fourth position with six games lost. They share it with Amistad.

Calero - CAN Oruro 86-69

An interesting game for Calero (11-1) which hosted in Potosi 4th placed CAN Oruro (5-6). First ranked Calero had an easy win 86-69. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of CAN Oruro. Calero maintains first place with 11-1 record. CAN Oruro at the other side keeps the fourth position with six games lost. They share it with Amistad.
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Calero - Amistad 88-97

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Calero (11-1) in Potosi on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by fifth ranked Amistad (5-6) 97-88. Amistad moved-up to fourth place, which they share with CAN Oruro. Calero at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost.
gschID: 553781





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  BOSNIA  


Cedevita welcomes back Ramljak - by Eurobasket News

KK Cedevita Zagreb (A1) tabbed 27-year old Croatian international small forward Ivan Ramljak (203-90, agency: PEPI SPORT). It is actually his comeback to Cedevita as he has played here before. Ramljak has a double citizenship as he also holds Bosnia and Herzegovina passport. Ramljak played most recently at KK Zadar in Croatian A1 league. In 15 games he averaged 9.7ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.9apg and 1.2spg last season. He also played 21 games in ABA League where he had 9.4ppg, 5.3rpg, 3.0apg and 1.4spg. The other team Ramljak played shortly was KK Zagreb. In only one A1 game he recorded 7 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 2 blocks.
Among other achievements Ramljak played in the final of Croatian Cup (Kresimir Cosic Cup) in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com Croatian A1 League All-Defensive Team award in 2016.
Ramljak has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2012 and previously for U18 National Team in 2008.
Ramljak represented Croatia at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 9 games: 4.7ppg, 2.9rpg.
Ramljak has played also professionally for other Bosnia and Herzegovina teams like Posusje and Siroki Primorka.

KK Cedevita Zagreb roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roko-Leni Ukic
Toni Katic
Dzanan Musa

Forward:
Ivan Ramljak

Coach: Jure Zdovc

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Besiktas are considering to add Augusto Lima to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul (BSL) is close to sign 26-year old Brazilian international center Augusto Lima (207-104kg-91) who played last time at B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas in Lithuania. In 42 LKL games he had 6.2ppg and 4.5rpg last season. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. Lima also played 30 games in Euroleague where he recorded 4.6ppg and 3.7rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Real Madrid in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 18 games he averaged 4.9ppg and 3.1rpg. Lima contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Lima also played 8 games in Euroleague where he got 3.4ppg and 2.0rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. The other team Lima played that season for was UCAM Murcia (Liga Endesa) in Spain. In 17 games he got 9.1ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Latinbasket.com All-Panamerican Games 2nd Team in 2015.
Lima has been also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Brazilian senior team since 2011 and previously for U17 National Team back in 2007.
Lima represented Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 6.5ppg, 6.3rpg, FGP: 62.5%.
Lima has played previously professionally in Italy and Spain (Unicaja Malaga and CB Granada).
He could be described: An inside player with huge upside. He's long, has great body (Dwight Howard type), he's a great leaper. Intense and aggressive, Augusto can be very dominant inside, and very active on both boards, snatching rebounds and blocking shots. He understands the game very well and knows how to position himself on the court. A great 1 on 1 defender, has good mobility, runs the court like a guard and finishes every play aggressively. Offensively, he has good post moves, decent outside shot and good presence inside to receive passes. Needs to add some weight and polish his offensive skills, but future is bright.

Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Muratcan Guler
Erkan Veyseloglu
D.J. Strawberry
Can Mutaf
Earl Clark
Sertac Sanli
Jon Diebler
Kyle Weems
Kenan Sipahi
Samet Geyik
Ryan Boatright
Enes Taskiran
Omer Al
Bekir Sabri Karli

Coach: Ufuk Sarica

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Luiz Nepomuceno signs at Brusque - by Paulo Freire

Brusque Basquete/ADB (Liga Ouro) landed 22-year old guard Luiz Nepomuceno (193-95) from Santos/Macapa. In 15 Liga Ouro games he averaged 11.9ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.8apg last season.
Nepomuceno has played previously for six other teams: Flamengo, Macae, Liga Sorocaba, Sao Jose/Vinac, SKY/Basquete and Remo.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Christopher Hayes joins CR Vasco Da Gama Rio de Janeiro - by Paulo Freire

CR Vasco Da Gama Rio de Janeiro (NBB) agreed terms with 30-year old American forward Christopher Hayes (203-87, college: Detroit Mercy) from Vitoria. In 27 NBB games in Brazil he had 10.5ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.4apg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Part of previous (2015-16) season Hayes spent at Uhud (SBL) in Saudi Arabian league. He also played that season for Al Jazeera (D1) in UAE league.
In 2009 Hayes was drafted by Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League) in fourth round (62nd overall).
He attended University of Detroit Mercy and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Hayes was voted Latinbasket.com Paulista League All-Imports Team back in 2013.
He is quite experienced player. Hayes' career allowed him to visit four different continents, while he played in five different countries. Hayes tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Argentina (Atenas, Lanus and Sionista), Turkey (Istanbulspor), Uruguay (Aguada and Cordon), Brazil (Vivo/Franca, Flamengo and Winner/Limeira) and Dominican Republic (Soles de Santo Domingo).
Hayes is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas.
On Hayes: Never gives an inch, though, when it comes to battling under the backboards.
An outstanding prospect that has all of the intangibles of a 6'8' Forward. He is strong, athletic and finishes great around the basket. His perimeter skills are nice as he shoot the midrange jumper and can create off the dribble. Defensively he can guard perimeter and inside players due to his quickness and great footwork. He plays above the rim and has NBA like skills
.

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

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

Forwards:
Guilherme Giovannoni
Christopher Hayes
Renato Carbonari

Center:
Rafael De_Araujo

Coach: Dede Barbosa

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Dalton Pepper joins Lukoil Academic - by Vladislava Lazarova

Bulgarian NBL champion Lukoil Academic agreed terms with 27-year old American swingman Dalton Pepper (196-SF-90, college: Temple). He played last two seasons at Italian Serie A2 team Rieti. In 30 games Ppper had 16,3 points, 5,5 rebounds and 2,4 assists during 2016/2017 and 17,8 points, 4,7 rebounds and 2,8 assists in another 30 games during 2015/2016.

Before joining Riti, Pepper spent a season at Polish Dabrova Gornitsa. In 27 games in PKL Pepper averaged 12,5 points, 3,3 rebounds and 1,6 assists.
He is former player of Western Virginia University and Temple University at NCAA, reaching NCAA Final Four and winning Big East Conference tournament in 2010 with Western Virginia.




Bulgarian U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Bulgarian U18 National Team 2017
#s#
Lachezar Dimitrov
Dimitrov
Lachezar Vezirski
Vezirski
Ivan Alipiev
Alipiev
Aleksandar Matushev
Matushev
Marin Marinov
Marinov
#e#5
4Georgi Damyanov 180-PG-99 Akademik Sofia Bulgaria
5Evgeni Vasilev 192-G-99 Beroe Bulgaria
6Lachezar Dimitrov 186-PG-99 Levski Bulgaria
7Lachezar Vezirski 184-PG-00 Levski 2014-2 Bulgaria
8Ivan Alipiev 200-F/G-99 Levski Bulgaria
9Andy Francis 193-SF-99 CSKA Bulgaria
10Aleksandar Matushev 198-G/F-00 Yambol Bulgaria
11Ivaylo Tonev 198-F/G-99 CSKA Bulgaria
13Marin Marinov 202-SF-00 Levski Bulgaria
14Mario Mirchev 201-PF-99 Akademik Sofia Bulgaria
15Tsvetomir Chernokozhev 206-C-00 Lukoil Acad. Bulgaria
21Krastan Krastanov 204-C-99 CSKA Bulgaria
Angel Iliev 187-SG-00

Manuel Markov Head Coach Levski Bulgaria
Vasil Hristov Assistant Levski Bulgaria



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  CAMEROON  


The Pistons tab Landry Nnoko - by Eurobasket News

Detroit Pistons inked 23-year old Cameroonian center Landry Nnoko (208-114kg-94, college: Clemson). He played most recently at VL Pesaro in Italian Serie A. In 30 games he averaged 6.4ppg and 7.1rpg last season.
Nnoko has never been drafted by the NBA.
He received ACC All-Defensive Team award in 2016 at his college time. Nnoko was a member of Cameroonian Senior National Team two years ago.
Nnoko attended Clemson University until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

Detroit Pistons roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Reggie Bullock
Langston Galloway
Luis_David Montero

Forwards:
Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson
Eric Moreland
Derek Willis

Centers:
Anthony Tolliver
Landry Nnoko

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Johnny Berhanemeskel (ex Araberri) agreed terms with Bremerhaven - by Eurobasket News

Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (BBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old Canadian guard Johnny Berhanemeskel (188-92, agency: Two Points). He played most recently at Araberri in Spanish LEB Gold. In 32 games he was second best scorer with impressive 18.9ppg and had 2.9rpg, 1.5apg and 1.2spg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Spanish LEB Gold All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Berhanemeskel played at TLU/Kalev in Estonian Alexela KML where in 39 games he was the best scorer with remarkable 20.5ppg and recorded 3.6rpg, 2.4apg and 1.0spg. Berhanemeskel helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Estonian League All-Imports Team and Honorable Mention. Berhanemeskel also played 14 games in Baltic League where he averaged high stats: 18.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.4apg and 1.3spg. It was a very successful season as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League Import Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team.
Berhanemeskel won OUA championship title in 2014.
He represented Canada at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 11.1ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 36.0%, 3PT: 39.2%, FT: 78.6%.
Berhanemeskel has played also professionally for other Canadian teams like Gee Gees, Marauders and Loyola H..

Eisbaeren Bremerhaven roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lars Wendt
Jordan Hulls
Johnny Berhanemeskel
David Brembly
Adrian Breitlauch

Forwards:
Fabian Bleck
Carl Baptiste
Dominique Johnson
Michael Kessens

Center:
Geoffrey Groselle

Coach: Sebastian Machowski

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Marc Trasolini (ex Nancy) is a newcomer at Levanga Hokkaido Sapporo - by Eurobasket News

Levanga Hokkaido Sapporo (B League) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old Canadian-Italian power forward Marc Trasolini (206-109kg-90, college: Santa Clara). He played most recently at Sluc Nancy Basket Pro in French ProA. In 32 games he recorded 12.2ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1spg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Trasolini played at BCC Corvengenze Agropoli in Italian Serie A2 where in 33 games he was third best scorer with impressive 21.1ppg and had 9.5rpg (#5 in the league), 1.3apg, 1.0spg and 1.3bpg. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team.
Among other achievements Trasolini's team made it to the WCC Tournament Semifinals in 2009 and 2011.
He represented Canada at the CBI Championship Winner four years ago.
Trasolini has played also professionally for other Italian teams like VL Pesaro and Scandone Avellino.
He attended Santa Clara University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: "Marc is a fierce competitor," said Santa Clara head coach Kerry Keating. "He is a physical post player and a good athlete who has a knack for rebounding and blocking shots.

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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Dominick BRIDGEWATER
  (180-PG-0)
  Avg: 29
 1. Bridgewater, BAH29.0 
 2. Wiggins, GUY23.5 
 3. Gonzalez, MEX23.0 
 4. Lindo, PAN20.0 
 5. Goodman, BAH18.0 
 6. Zayas, PUR17.5 
 7. Hunter, BAH16.0 
 8. Frink, DOM16.0 
 9. Lopez, PAN15.5 
 10. Andriassi, MEX15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Elian TORRES
  (182-G/F-0)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Torres, DOM12.5 
 2. Torres, PUR11.0 
 3. Crandon, GUY11.0 
 4. Frink, DOM10.5 
 5. Lombardo, PAN10.5 
 6. Reid, JAM10.0 
 7. Lindo, PAN10.0 
 8. Bridgewater, BAH9.5 
 9. Greene, BAH8.5 
 10. Gonzalez, MEX7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Algenis QUINTANA
  (182-G-0)
  Avg: 4
 1. Quintana, PUR4.0 
 2. Irizarry, PUR3.5 
 3. Rubel, DOM3.5 
 4. Andrade, PAN3.5 
 5. Bridgewater, BAH3.5 
 6. Morales, PUR3.0 
 7. Argomaniz, MEX3.0 
 8. Menzies, JAM3.0 
 9. Nesbitt, ISV3.0 
 10. Rolon, PUR3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dominick BRIDGEWATER
  (180-PG-0)
  Avg: 7
 1. Bridgewater, BAH7.0 
 2. Torres, PUR4.0 
 3. Goodman, BAH3.5 
 4. Andrade, PAN3.5 
 5. Rubel, DOM3.5 
 6. Lombardo, PAN3.0 
 7. Zayas, PUR3.0 
 8. Dyall-R., JAM3.0 
 9. Jones, ISV3.0 
 10. Gonzalez, MEX2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Kareem REID
  (203-F-0)
  Avg: 4
 1. Reid, JAM4.0 
 2. Lindo, PAN3.0 
 3. Reynoso, MEX3.0 
 4. Crandon, GUY2.5 
 5. Torres, PUR1.5 
 6. Dyall-R., JAM1.5 
 7. Frink, DOM1.5 
 8. Pascual, DOM1.5 
 9. Lombardo, PAN1.5 
 10. Irizarry, PUR1.0 


Overview of Day 2 in Santo Domingo - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Puerto Rico - Guyana 115-48
Puerto Rico dropped Guyana to improve at 2-0 record in Santo Domingo. Gianfranco Grafal (190-SG-00) accounted for 23 points in the win. Puerto Rico stayed in charge throughout the first half. They accumulated a 47:26 halftime lead. Puerto Rico dropped 68 points in the second half to seal the win. Jeriel Zayas (185-G-00) provided 20 points for the winners. Kevon Wiggins (182-PG-00) responded with 15 points for Guyana.

Bahamas - Mexico 75-83
Mexico outscored Bahamas for the first win in Group A. Javier Gonzalez (190-F-00) came up with 32 points and 9 rebounds to lead the effort. The teams were tied at 36 heading into the second half. Mexico however sank 47 points in the second half to snatch the win. Moises Andriassi (185-F-00) tossed in 17 points for the winners. Dominick Bridgewater (180-PG-00) responded with 31 points and 13 rebounds for Bahamas.

Group B
Dominican Republic - U.S. Virgin Islands 97-60
Dominican Republic posted the second straight win in Group B. They beat Virgin Islands behind 16 points and 10 rebounds from Alanzo Frink (203-F-00). Dominican Republic secured a 45:29 halftime lead. They went on a 28:12 run in the third term to clear off for good. Elian Torres (182-G/F-00) produced 11 points and 12 rebounds for Dominican Republic. Amir Nesbitt (182-PG-01) topscored with 12 points for US Virgin Islands.

Jamaica - Panama 56-54
Jamaica nipped Panama to open win count at the championship. Jalen Menzies (177-PG-00), Kareem Reid (203-F-00) and Daimar Dyall-Richards (200-F-01) delivered 13 points each for the winning side. Jamaica eked out a 22:20 halftime lead. They stretched the margin at 6-point mark at the final intermission. Panama narrowed the deficit in the final period but could not avoid the loss. Edward Lopez (190-C-01) led all scorers with 22 points for Panama.




Overview of Day 1 in Santo Domingo - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Mexico - Puerto Rico 53-67
Puerto Rico knocked down Mexico in the opening game in Group A. Jeriel Zayas (185-G-00) provided 15 points for the winners. Mexico jumped to a 16:11 lead after ten minutes. Puerto Rico stepped on the gas in the next quarters. They built an 11-point lead heading into the fourth term. Puerto Rico limited Mexico to just 12 points in the final stanza and rallied to the win. Jorge Torres had 14 points and 17 rebounds for Puerto Rico. Javier Gonzalez (190-F-00) netted 14 points for Mexico.

Guyana - Bahamas 63-114
Bahamas outscored Guyana in the opener. Dominick Bridgewater (180-PG-00) posted 27 points and 8 steals to lead the winners. Bahamas unleashed 73 points in the first half to establish a massive 52-point halftime lead. Guyana slowed their opponents down in the second half but could not avoid the loss. Grevaughn Goodman (182-SG-00) delivered 23 points for Bahamas. Kevon Wiggins (182-PG-00) replied with 32 points for Guyana.

Group B
Panama - Dominican Republic 55-59
Dominican Republic held off Panama at the start of the championship. The hosts got 16 points and 11 boards from Alanzo Frink (203-F-00). Dominican Republic grabbed a 17:6 lead ten minutes into the game. Panama went on a 17:8 run in the second stanza to pull within two points. Panama got as close as one point at the final intermission. But Dominican Republic held their opponents to just 12 points in the fourth stanza and got away with a narrow win. Rafael Rubel (177-F-00) provided 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side. Ricardo Lindo (200-F-00) produced 20 points and 10 rebounds for Panama.

U.S. Virgin Islands - Jamaica 69-61
Virgin Islands outgunned Jamaica to open win count in Group B. Jaz Farrell (190-G-00) delivered 19 points to lead the effort. Virgin Islands used a 23:10 run in the second frame to open a 42:28 halftime advantage. Jamaica narrowed the deficit in the second half but came up short at the end. Zion Jones (187-G-00) provided 16 points in the victory. Samora Williams (187-G-00) responded with 16 points for Jamaica.




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  CHINA  


NBL Round 14: No surprise as #1 Henan defeats Chongqing - by Eurobasket News

NBL top team - Henan (12-2) added another victory to their record on Wednesday. This time they beat eighth ranked Chongqing (7-7) in Lanling 121-115. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 30-20. But Chongqing won third quarter 34-28. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) scored 44 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the charge for the winners and guard Yuxing Jiang (195-95) chipped in 34 points (!!!) during the contest. Ukrainian center Vladyslav Koreniuk (210-94, agency: Octagon Europe) responded with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 22 rebounds. Henan have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 12-2 record. Chongqing at the other side keeps the eighth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Lhasa and Fujian. Henan are looking forward to face league's second-placed Shaanxi W. in Xian in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Chongqing will play on the road against Luoyang (#5) and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Bottom-ranked Dongbu (0-14) is still winless. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 14th consecutive match to third ranked Hunan (10-4) 90-76. American-Jordanian Dar Tucker (193-88, college: De Paul) notched a double-double by scoring 43 points (!!!) and 14 rebounds to lead the effort and Wei Zhang supported him with 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Even 23 points by point guard Tujun Shen (185-92) did not help to save the game for Dongbu. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hunan have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Shaanxi W. Dongbu at the other side still closes the standings with 14 games lost. Hunan will play against Anhui (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Dongbu will play against Guangxi (#4) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Luoyang was also quite interesting. One of their biggest challengers Anhui (8-6) played at the court of sixth ranked Luoyang (9-5). Luoyang defeated Anhui 135-123 on Wednesday. The best player for the winners was Russ Smith who scored 76 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Luoyang's coach Nan Huo used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Chris Johnson produced a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 18 rebounds (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) for the guests. Luoyang have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Guangxi and Guizhou. Loser Anhui dropped to the seventh position with six games lost. Luoyang will meet at home Chongqing (#9) in the next round where they are favorite. Anhui will play against Hunan and hope to secure a win.
Fifth ranked Guangxi (9-5) crushed at home 13th ranked Jiangsu L. (1-13) by 43 points 100-57, which is the biggest margin this round. Isaiah Austin orchestrated the victory by scoring 30 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 blocks. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Guangxi have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Guizhou and Luoyang. Jiangsu L. lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with 13 games lost. Guangxi's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Dongbu (#14) in Nanjin and are hoping to win another game. Jiangsu L. will play at home against Lhasa and hope to win that game.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 14: Lhasa won against Fujian on the opponent's court 116-105. Shaanxi W. outscored Hebei X. in a home game 115-84. Beijing was rolled over Guizhou on the road 128-97.

Dongbu - Hunan 76-90

Bottom-ranked Dongbu (0-14) is still winless. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 14th consecutive match to third ranked Hunan (10-4) 90-76. The game without a history. Hunan led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Dongbu's 40. American-Jordanian Dar Tucker (193-88, college: De Paul) notched a double-double by scoring 43 points (!!!) and 14 rebounds to lead the effort and center Wei Zhang (203-84) supported him with 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Even 23 points by point guard Tujun Shen (185-92) did not help to save the game for Dongbu. Guard Yi Jiang (195-93) added 18 points and 4 assists for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hunan have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Shaanxi W. Dongbu at the other side still closes the standings with 14 games lost. Hunan will play against Anhui (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Dongbu will play against Guangxi (#4) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Hunan: T.Dar 43+14reb, L.Hansheng 10+3reb+3ast, Z.Wei 10+5reb+4ast, Z.Yaosheng 8+1reb, Z.ChaoLong 6+4reb, Q.Shouwei 4
Dongbu: S.Tujun 23+3reb+2ast, Z.MengLong 18+3reb+1ast, J.Yi 18+3reb+4ast, S.Boyin 7+5reb+1ast, Y.Qin 7+4reb+1ast, C.Ziran 3+5reb+1ast
gschID: 548543


Luoyang - Anhui 135-123

The game in Luoyang was also quite interesting. One of their biggest challengers Anhui (8-6) played at the court of sixth ranked Luoyang (9-5). Luoyang defeated Anhui 135-123 on Wednesday. Luoyang made 37-of-44 free shots (84.1 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Anhui's players. The best player for the winners was American point guard Russ Smith (183-91, college: Louisville) who scored 76 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 6 assists. South Sudanese-Lebanese center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 19 rebounds. Luoyang's coach Nan Huo used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American Chris Johnson (210-85, college: LSU) produced a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 18 rebounds (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) and his fellow American import point guard Jonathan Gibson (188-87, college: N.Mexico St.) added 40 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four Luoyang and five Anhui players scored in double figures. Luoyang have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Guangxi and Guizhou. Loser Anhui dropped to the seventh position with six games lost. Luoyang will meet at home Chongqing (#9) in the next round where they are favorite. Anhui will play against Hunan and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Luoyang: S.Russ 76+5reb+6ast, Z.Ye 18+2reb+2ast, M.Ater 17+19reb+2ast, Q.Wenhan 15+7reb+11ast, S.Jianguo 5+6reb+3ast, M.Weilong 2+5reb
Anhui: G.Jonathan 40+9reb+1ast, J.Chris 33+18reb+2ast, Z.Yong 17+4reb+1ast, L.Jian 12+10reb+1ast, G.Shunjie 10+4reb, R.Kai 8+3reb+2ast
gschID: 548542


Guangxi - Jiangsu L. 100-57

Fifth ranked Guangxi (9-5) crushed at home 13th ranked Jiangsu L. (1-13) by 43 points 100-57, which is the biggest margin this round. The game without a history. Guangxi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Jiangsu L. to just 7 points in third quarter. Guangxi dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Jiangsu L.'s 30. Guangxi forced 19 Jiangsu L. turnovers. American center Isaiah Austin (216-93, college: Baylor) orchestrated the victory by scoring 30 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 blocks. Indian-Canadian center Sim Bhullar (226-92, college: N.Mexico St.) contributed with 23 points and 5 rebounds (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. Shiwei Xue replied with 8 points and 15 rebounds and point guard Peng Wang (183-94) added 14 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Jiangsu L.The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Guangxi have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Guizhou and Luoyang. Jiangsu L. lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with 13 games lost. Guangxi's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Dongbu (#14) in Nanjin and are hoping to win another game. Jiangsu L. will play at home against Lhasa and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Guangxi: A.Isaiah 30+8reb+7ast, B.Sim 23+5reb, Y.Dian Hong 13+5reb+3ast, Y.Kai 9+5reb, Y.Dianhong 9+5reb, C.Keliang 6+2reb+1ast
Jiangsu L.: W.Peng 14+6reb, W.Xing Chen 9+9reb+2ast, G.Wei 8+3reb+1ast, X.Shiwei 8+15reb+1ast, Z.PengFei 6+1reb, G.MingYang 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 548541


Chongqing - Henan 115-121

NBL top team - Henan (12-2) added another victory to their record on Wednesday. This time they beat eighth ranked Chongqing (7-7) in Lanling 121-115. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 30-20. But Chongqing won third quarter 34-28. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) scored 44 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the charge for the winners and guard Yuxing Jiang (195-95) chipped in 34 points (!!!) during the contest. Ukrainian center Vladyslav Koreniuk (210-94, agency: Octagon Europe) responded with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 22 rebounds and Yaoyang Guo scored 28 points and 7 assists. Four Henan and five Chongqing players scored in double figures. Henan have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 12-2 record. Chongqing at the other side keeps the eighth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Lhasa and Fujian. Henan are looking forward to face league's second-placed Shaanxi W. in Xian in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Chongqing will play on the road against Luoyang (#5) and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Henan: A.Josh-Emmanuel 44+7reb+8ast, J.Yuxing 34+4reb+2ast, O.Chris 23+15reb+2ast, M.Qingfei 11+7reb+1ast, C.Yuhan 5+1reb, W.Longfei 2+2reb+1ast
Chongqing: G.Yaoyang 28+3reb+7ast, W.Yang 27+1reb+1ast, K.Vladyslav 26+22reb+3ast, W.Xin 17+9reb+3ast, E.Michael 11+3reb+3ast, Z.Yuanbo 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 548540


Fujian - Lhasa 105-116

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Fuzhou where 9th ranked Fujian (7-7) was defeated by tenth ranked Lhasa (7-7) 116-105. Fujian was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Lhasa dominated down low during the game scoring 76 of its points in the paint compared to Fujian's 52 and made 19-of-25 charity shots (76.0 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Fujian helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American center Jonathan Kreft (213-86, college: Florida St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 15 rebounds. Forward Yuxiang Gao (195-93) contributed with 19 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for the winners. American forward Brandon Bowman (206-84, college: Georgetown) replied with a double-double by scoring 44 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds and his fellow American import forward LaQuinton Ross (203-92, college: Ohio St.) added 26 points, 16 rebounds and 7 assists in the effort for Fujian. Five Lhasa and four Fujian players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Lhasa moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Fujian and Chongqing. Fujian lost third consecutive game. Lhasa's next round opponent will be Jiangsu L. (#13) in He Fei where they are favorite.
Top scorers:
Lhasa: D.ZhiMing 21, G.Yuxiang 19+8reb+4ast, K.Jonathan 18+15reb+2ast, H.DangJian 16+7reb+2ast, C.Jinlong 14+1reb+1ast, S.Xinyue 13+7reb+2ast
Fujian: B.Brandon 44+16reb+3ast, R.LaQuinton 26+16reb+7ast, Z.Xiaobo 14+5reb+2ast, Z.Jinshuai 11, L.Ming-Yu 7+2reb+3ast, L.Haoyuan 3+1ast
gschID: 548539


Shaanxi W. - Hebei X. 115-84

Very predictable result in Xian where second ranked Shaanxi W. (10-4) smashed 11th ranked Hebei X. (5-9) 115-84. The game was mostly controlled by Shaanxi W.. Hebei X. was better in fourth quarter 26-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Shaanxi W. dominated down low during the game scoring 82 of its points in the paint compared to Hebei X.'s 40. They outrebounded Hebei X. 67-39 including a 51-32 advantage in defensive rebounds. American forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 13 rebounds. Jiawei Feng contributed with 22 points for the winners. Forward Xuepeng Song (195-92) replied with 21 points and Mengchao Dong added 13 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Hebei X.Five Shaanxi W. and four Hebei X. players scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Shaanxi W. have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 10-4 record having just two points less than leader Henan, which they share with Hunan. Hebei X. lost third consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with nine games lost. Shaanxi W.'s next round opponent will be league's leader Henan at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. Hebei X. will play against Beijing (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Shaanxi W.: G.Charles 24+13reb+1ast, F.Jiawei 22+3reb+1ast, B.Jiguang 17+1reb+2ast, G.Yan 15+7reb+1ast, W.Von 12+5reb+1ast, J.JunQi 8+8reb
Hebei X.: S.Xuepeng 21+2reb+2ast, W.Zixu 13+6reb+2ast, D.Mengchao 13+9reb, Z.Zhao 13+4reb+1ast, L.Yannan 10, Y.Heng 8+7reb+2ast
gschID: 548538


Guizhou - Beijing 128-97

Not a big story in a game when 12th ranked Beijing (4-10) was rolled over on the road by seventh ranked Guizhou (9-5) 128-97. The game was mostly controlled by Guizhou. Beijing was better in fourth quarter 25-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Beijing 48-37 including 35 on the defensive glass. Guizhou players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. American point guard Mark Lyons (185-89, college: Arizona, agency: Higher Vision Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 40 points (!!!) and 5 assists. Central African-American power forward James Mays (206-86, college: Clemson) contributed with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. American center Michael Holyfield (211-92, college: Sam Houston St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 16 rebounds and power forward Yunan Liu (205-94) added 20 points in the effort for Beijing. Four Beijing players scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Guizhou moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Guangxi and Luoyang. Beijing lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with ten games lost. Guizhou's next round opponent will be Fujian (#10) in Fuzhou where they are favorite. Beijing will play on the road against Hebei X. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Guizhou: L.Mark 40+1reb+5ast, M.James 25+13reb+2ast, L.MingHao 12+2reb+1ast, S.Rongxiao 11+6reb+2ast, Y.Mingfang 10+4reb+1ast, L.Pengfei 8+6reb+1ast
Beijing: H.Michael 23+16reb+2ast, L.Yunan 20+4reb, Z.Wei 14+4reb+6ast, L.Ziming 12+1reb+1ast, W.Marquis 7+2reb+3ast, L.Bo 6+2reb
gschID: 548537





Chinese NBL round 14 best performance: Russ Smith - by Eurobasket News

American Point guard Russ Smith (183-PG-91) had a great game in the last round for Luoyang, receiving a Asia-basket.com NBL Player of the Week award for round 14.
The 26-year old player was the main contributor (76 points, five rebounds and six assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Anhui (#7, 8-6) 135-123. Luoyang is placed at 5th position in Chinese NBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Luoyang will need more victories to improve their 9-5 record. In the team's last game Smith had a remarkable 61.5% from 2-point range and got six three-pointers out of 10 attempts. He has many years of experience at Luoyang, through which he has constantly improved. Former University of Louisville star has very solid stats this year. Smith is league's best scorer averaging so far 59.7ppg. Smith is in league's top in and averages impressive 4.2spg and 57.8% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 33-year old American Brandon Bowman (206-F-84) of Fujian. Bowman had a very good evening with a double-double of 44 points and 16 rebounds. Bad luck as Fujian lost that game 105-116 to slightly higher-ranked Lhasa (7-7). This loss caused Fujian to drop to 10th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 7-7 record is not bad and everything may still change. Bowman is one of the most experienced players at Fujian and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Dar Tucker (193-SG-88) of Hunan (#3). Tucker got into 30-points club by scoring 43 points in the last round. He went also for fourteen rebounds . He was a key player of Hunan, leading his team to a 90-76 easy win against Dongbu (#14, 0-14). Hunan needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 10 victories and 4 lost games. Tucker has a great season in China. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 35.4ppg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Chris Johnson (210-PF-85) of Anhui - 33 points, 18 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Vladyslav Koreniuk (210-C-94) of Chongqing - 26 points, 22 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Isaiah Austin (216-C-93) of Guangxi - 30 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-PG-86) of Henan - 44 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists
8. Michael Holyfield (211-C-92) of Beijing - 23 points, 16 rebounds and 2 assists
9. LaQuinton Ross (203-F-92) of Fujian - 26 points, 16 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Mark Lyons (185-PG-89) of Guizhou - 40 points and 5 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)



Shannon Shorter agrees terms with 36ers - by Eurobasket News

Adelaide 36ers (NBL) will land 28-year old American guard Shannon Shorter (193-96kg-89, college: N.Texas) who played last time at Hebei Xianglan in China. Shorter managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 13 NBL games he averaged impressive 27.7ppg, 15.2rpg, 6.9apg, 2.2spg and 1.2bpg. He ended the last season at Le Mans in French ProA where in 9 games he had 8.6ppg and 2.1rpg. Shorter helped them to make it to the cup final. But the most of that year Shorter spent at TED Kolejliler in Turkish BSL. In 21 games he recorded very remarkable stats: 20.1ppg, 6.3rpg, 4.0apg and 2.0spg.
His team was regular season runner-up in Mexican CIBACOPA in 2013.
Shorter is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Shorter has played previously professionally in Argentina (La Union), Israel (Hapoel Kfar Saba and Hapoel Afula), Japan (Dragonflies) and Mexico (Ostioneros de Guaymas, Guerreros and Gansos).
He attended University of North Texas until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

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 Break22.0 
 5. Smith, Sabios21.0 
 6. Roberson, Condores19.2 
 7. Coombs, Sabios19.0 
 8. Carraway, Cimar.16.3 
 9. McCoy, Condores16.3 
 10. Torres, Condores15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karl MOORE
  Aguilas
  (203-PF-87)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Moore, Aguilas13.8 
 2. Hernandez, Cimar.10.6 
 3. Romero, Piratas10.3 
 4. Almanza, Condores10.2 
 5. Sandidge, Aguilas9.8 
 6. Perez, Academia9.7 
 7. Romero, Piratas8.7 
 8. Quinones, Academia8.3 
 9. Coombs, Sabios7.2 
 10. Julio, Fast Break7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Ryan MCCOY
  Condores
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. McCoy, Condores5.7 
 2. Murray, Academia5.6 
 3. Velandia, Aguilas5.0 
 4. Smith, Sabios5.0 
 5. Medina, Piratas4.9 
 6. Moreno, Cimarrones4.9 
 7. Granados, Academia4.7 
 8. Wormely, Caciques4.4 
 9. Coombs, Sabios4.4 
 10. Caicedo, Cimar.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Antonio BIVINS
  Aguilas
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Bivins, Aguilas2.7 
 2. Diaz, Condores2.2 
 3. Moreno, Cimarrones2.0 
 4. Ortiz, Fast Break1.7 
 5. Renteria, Cimar.1.7 
 6. Carraway, Cimar.1.6 
 7. McCoy, Condores1.6 
 8. Crawford, Aguilas1.5 
 9. Rivera, Sabios1.5 
 10. Velandia, Aguilas1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Divier PEREZ
  Academia
  (201-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Perez, Academia1.5 
 2. Jones, Sabios1.4 
 3. Sandidge, Aguilas1.3 
 4. Quinones, Academia1.1 
 5. Crawford, Aguilas1.1 
 6. Hinestroza-J., Fast B.0.9 
 7. Romero, Piratas0.9 
 8. Hernandez, Cimar.0.8 
 9. Givens, Piratas0.8 
 10. Mendoza, Piratas0.7 


PBD Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Wins for Academia and Fast Break - by Eurobasket News

Academia - Cimarrones 74-71

Academia defeated Cimarrones to take 1-0 lead in the series. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 74-71. Academia had a 34-22 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international power forward Beyckar Aguaslimpias (204-88) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds. Canadian point guard Tyler Murray (195-90, college: Wagner) contributed with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. The former international center John Hernandez (207-84) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds and Venezuelan Jose Rodriguez (197-94) added 10 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Cimarrones. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Academia: B.Aguaslimpias 21+10reb+3ast, T.Murray 15+8reb+4ast, O.Balbuena 14+3reb+1ast, D.Perez 10+7reb+3ast, G.Diaz 9+4reb+4ast, S.Granados 5+9reb+2ast
Cimarrones: E.Renteria 15+3reb+1ast, J.Hernandez 14+11reb, A.Carraway 12+2reb+1ast, J.Zamora 11+2reb+5ast, J.Rodriguez 10+11reb+1ast, E.Moreno 9+6reb+5ast
gschID: 551248


Fast Break - Condores 83-72

Fast Break outgunned Condores in the semifinal series. The game without a history. Fast Break led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. American players dominated the game. Guard Michael Sneed (196-82, college: Texas Southern) stepped up and scored 13 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and guard Dermaine Crockrell (185-89, college: Bemidji St.) chipped in 14 points and 5 assists. Sneed is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the losing side point guard Ryan McCoy (183-87, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Haylett Sports) responded with 7 points, 6 rebounds and 13 assists and forward Lamar Roberson (203-86, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Interlace Hoops) scored 17 points and 5 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Fast Break: S.Ortiz 15+4reb+2ast, L.Salazar 14+2reb+1ast, D.Crockrell 14+3reb+5ast, M.Sneed 13+8reb+1ast, L.Julio 12+4reb+2ast, M.Hinestroza Javes 8+9reb+1ast
Condores: L.Roberson 17+5reb+2ast, J.HERRERA CASTILLO 17+9reb+1ast, E.Torres 12+2reb+1ast, L.Almanza 11+10reb, H.Diaz 8+4reb, R.McCoy 7+6reb+13ast
gschID: 551247





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  CROATIA  


Cedevita welcomes back Ramljak - by Eurobasket News

KK Cedevita Zagreb (A1) tabbed 27-year old Croatian international small forward Ivan Ramljak (203-90, agency: PEPI SPORT). It is actually his comeback to Cedevita as he has played here before. Ramljak has a double citizenship as he also holds Bosnia and Herzegovina passport. Ramljak played most recently at KK Zadar in Croatian A1 league. In 15 games he averaged 9.7ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.9apg and 1.2spg last season. He also played 21 games in ABA League where he had 9.4ppg, 5.3rpg, 3.0apg and 1.4spg. The other team Ramljak played shortly was KK Zagreb. In only one A1 game he recorded 7 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 2 blocks.
Among other achievements Ramljak played in the final of Croatian Cup (Kresimir Cosic Cup) in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com Croatian A1 League All-Defensive Team award in 2016.
Ramljak has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2012 and previously for U18 National Team in 2008.
Ramljak represented Croatia at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 9 games: 4.7ppg, 2.9rpg.
Ramljak has played also professionally for other Bosnia and Herzegovina teams like Posusje and Siroki Primorka.

KK Cedevita Zagreb roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roko-Leni Ukic
Toni Katic
Dzanan Musa

Forward:
Ivan Ramljak

Coach: Jure Zdovc

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Marino Sarlija moves from Austria to Hungary - by Zeljko Zule

Marino Sarlija (207-C-89) is again a player of Hungarian side PVSK Panon where he has already played during the 2013-14 season. Sarlija arrives from Furstenfeld, for whom averaged 14.5 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.6 blocks in 30 Austrian Bundesliga games,
Sarlija has already played for Jazine, Zadar, Borik Puntamika, Djuro Djakovic Slavonski Brod and Zagreb in his native Croatia plus Kumanovo in FYROM. He avreaged 11.2 points, 6.2 rebounds in 23 Hungarian A Division games in his previous season with PVSK Panon
Sarlija was a member of the Croatian national team at the U18 and U20 European Championship in 2007 and 2008.



Croatian U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Croatian U18 National Team 2017
#s#
Antonio Jordano
Jordano
Domagoj Saric
Saric
Luka Samanic
Samanic
Darko Bajo
Bajo
Jan Palokaj
Palokaj
#e#5
4Antonio Jordano 191-PG-99 Cedevita Croatia
5Domagoj Saric 193-PG-99 GKK Sibenik Croatia
6Luka Samanic 208-C-00 FC Barcelona Spain
7Darko Bajo 206-F-99 Cedevita Croatia
8Jan Palokaj 191-SG-00 KK Zagreb Croatia
9Toni Nakic 203-G/F-99 GKK Sibenik Croatia
10Ivan Omrcen 192-SG-99 Adriatic Z. Croatia
11Mateo Dreznjak 197-PF-99 Siroki Primorka Bosnia
12Ivan Vrgoc 203-PF-99 KK Split Croatia
13Gabriel Maric 203-F-99 KK Split Croatia
14Jakov Kukic 205-C-00 Diplomus Croatia
15Marko Juric 190-G-99 Rudes Croatia

Vladimir Anzulovic Head Coach GKK Sibenik Croatia
Hrvoje Radanovic Assistant



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  DENMARK  


Danish U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

4 Anton GAJDA
5 Aleksandar NEDIC
6 Oscar QUACKENBUSH
7 Andreas GRAMSTRUP
8 Mikkel HAUGE
9 Jens STENSBOEL
10 Marcus SAMPSON
11 Casper TINGAGER
12 Igor BAKIC
13 Emil FREESE-VILIEN
14 Tomas BJARKASON
15 Morten BULOW

Estanislao Parlade
Mads Andersen
Jens Doessing



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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  

Stats Leaders - LIDOBA

Points Per Game
 Gerardo SUERO
  Indios SFM
  (196-G-89)
  Avg: 26.3
 1. Suero, Indios SFM26.3 
 2. Gilder, Caneros LR23.4 
 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.17.7 
 9. Miller, Leones SD17.7 
 10. Rhett, Leones SD16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian WILLIAMS
  Titanes .
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Williams, Titanes .10.1 
 2. Araujo, Leones SD9.6 
 3. Shannon, Indios S.8.9 
 4. Jones, Huracanes PP8.4 
 5. Santana, Titanes .8.3 
 6. Vargas, Metros S.7.8 
 7. Rhett, Leones SD7.5 
 8. Gilder, Caneros LR7.0 
 9. Glenn, Metros S.6.4 
 10. Evangelista, Caner.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Juan CORONADO
  Reales LV
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Coronado, Reales LV6.5 
 2. Miller, Leones SD5.7 
 3. De-Leon, Metros S.5.2 
 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. Ruiz, Soles SD3.4 
 10. Fortuna, Titanes .3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Elpidio FORTUNA
  Leones SD
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Fortuna, Leones SD2.0 
 2. Suero, Indios SFM1.8 
 3. Valdez, Huracane.1.7 
 4. Jones, Huracanes PP1.7 
 5. De-Leon, Metros S.1.7 
 6. Beidler, Huracane.1.6 
 7. Gilder, Caneros LR1.4 
 8. Suero, Indios SFM1.4 
 9. Santana, Titanes .1.3 
 10. Fortuna, Titanes .1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Aaron JONES
  Huracanes PP
  (206-F-93)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Jones, Huracanes PP1.5 
 2. Evangelista, Caner.1.4 
 3. Okosun, Reales LV1.3 
 4. Vargas, Metros S.1.2 
 5. Shannon, Indios S.1.1 
 6. Nunez, Metros S.1.0 
 7. Guerrero, Leones SD0.9 
 8. Rhett, Leones SD0.9 
 9. Williams, Titanes .0.9 
 10. Santana, Titanes .0.8 


Dominican Rep. LNB round 3 (Second Stage) best performance: Eloy Vargas - by Eurobasket News

Center Eloy Vargas (211-C-88, agency: Duran International) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for top-ranked Metros STGO, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3 (Second Stage).
The 29-year old player had a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Huracanes PP (#3, 1-4) 88-81. It allowed Metros STGO to consolidate first place in the Dominican Rep. LNB. Metros STGO have a solid 4-1 record. Vargas has many years of experience at Metros STGO, through which he has constantly improved. Former University of Kentucky star has very solid stats this year. Vargas is in league's top in rebounds (6th best: 8.0rpg) and averages impressive 1.2bpg and 51.5% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 30-year old American Brian Williams (208-C-87) of Titanes Licey. Williams had a very good evening with a double-double of 17 points and 16 rebounds. Bad luck as Titanes Licey lost that game 92-99 to Caneros LR (2-2). The Second Stage 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. Williams is one of the most experienced players at Titanes Licey and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Austin Freeman (194-G-89) of South-East top team Caneros LR. Freeman showcased his all-around game by recording 25 points, six rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Caneros LR, leading his team to a 99-92 win against #3 ranked Titanes Licey in a game of the week. Caneros LR confirms their top position in South-East. Their record at this point is 2 victories and 2 lost games. Freeman has a very solid season. In 23 games in Dominican Republic he scored 16.9ppg. He also has 3.2apg and FGP: 56.3%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Patrick Miller (185-PG-92) of Leones SD - 26 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Jarvis Williams (198-PF-89) of Huracanes PP - 28 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Edward Santana (203-F/C-80) of Titanes Licey - 18 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Kelly Beidler (199-F-88) of Huracanes PP - 16 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
8. M.J. Rhett (206-PF-92) of Leones SD - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Trey Gilder (206-PF-85) of Caneros LR - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Rashad Bell (203-F-82) of Titanes Licey - 24 points and 4 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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  DR CONGO  


Cedric Bonga joins Lakers - by Luca Maffioli

Riviera Lakers (LNA) agreed terms with 32-year old naturalized Congolese guard Cedric Bonga (187-85). He has played for the last three seasons at Meyrin Basket in the LNB. In 18 games he had very impressive stats: 15.2ppg, 5.6rpg, 4.0apg and 3.1spg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNB Domestic Player of the Year, Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNB Defensive Player of the Year and named to 1st Team.
Bonga played in the final of Swiss LNB in 2016.
He has played previously for another Swiss team MGS Grand-Saconnex Basket.

Riviera Lakers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Cedric Bonga
Milos Rajic
Pedro Pessoa

Forward:
Vincent Gaillard

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ECUADOR  


Ecuadorian National League round 3 best performance: Willie Clayton - by Eurobasket News

American Forward Willie Clayton (203-F-92) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Piratas, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 25-year old player had a double-double of 23 points and 14 rebounds, while his team beat Leones (#6, 1-2) 70-61. Piratas is placed at 4th position in Ecuadorian National League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Piratas will need more victories to improve their 2-1 record. Clayton has many years of experience at Piratas, through which he has constantly improved. Former Georgia State University star has very solid stats this year. Clayton is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 8.7rpg) and averages impressive 60.7% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was young Venezuelan Yolvier Romero (95) of Triple E-Uda. Romero had a very good evening with a double-double of 32 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as Triple E-Uda lost that game 81-86 to Barcelona (2-1). 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. Romero is one of the most experienced players at Triple E-Uda and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Triple E-Uda's star - Venezuelan forward Jean Pierre (205-F/C-91). Pierre scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Despite Pierre's great performance Triple E-Uda lost 81-86 to Barcelona (#2, 2-1). But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates. Triple E-Uda can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful season losing so far all 3 games. Too bad for Pierre he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Pierre has individually a great season in Ecuador. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 5.3rpg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Tavares Sledge (203-F-92) of Importadora - 12 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Daniel King (203-PF-87) of Barcelona - 9 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Jerel Blocker (193-G/F-88) of Importadora - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Manuel Hurtado (198-F/C-90) of Barcelona - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Nelson Palacios (192-SF-92) of Juvenil - 25 points and 5 rebounds
9. Adriano Barredas (92) of Portviejo - 19 points and 3 assists
10. Jhon Romero (199-F-85) of Importadora - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists

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



National League Round 3: Iccan loses their first game against Importadora - by Eurobasket News

After 3 rounds played we can already see who rules in the National League and who belongs to weaker ones.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Iccan (2-1) in Ambato on Tuesday night. Visitors were edged by Importadora (2-1) 69-67. Importadora looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for American forward Tavares Sledge (203-92, college: USC Aiken, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. His fellow American import swingman Jerel Blocker (193-88, college: Lee) helped adding 21 points and 6 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Venezuelan guard Jesus Centeno (190-85) with 18 points. Importadora is looking forward to face Juvenil (#7) in Vinces in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Iccan will play at home against Triple E-Uda (#8) and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Portviejo. Portviejo (2-1) saved a 2-point victory at home edging Juvenil (1-2) 75-73 on Tuesday evening. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Ed Drew (196-95, college: Presbyterian) who led the winners and scored 19 points. Adriano Barredas accounted for 19 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Venezuelan Nelson Palacios (192-92) came up with 25 points and 5 rebounds for Juvenil in the defeat. Portviejo will play against Piratas (#4) in Ibarra in the next round. Juvenil will play at home against Importadora to get more than just one victory in their record.
Very important is a road loss of Leones (1-2) against Piratas (2-1) on Tuesday night. Visiting Leones were defeated by Piratas in a tough game in Ibarra 61-70. The best player for the winners was Willie Clayton who had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 14 rebounds. Piratas' 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 Javinger Vargas who recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds. Piratas will meet Portviejo (#5) on the road in the next round. Leones will play against Barcelona and hope to win that game.
The game in Gualaceo was also worth to mention about. Barcelona (2-1) played at the court of Triple E-Uda (0-3). Barcelona managed to secure a 5-point victory 86-81. It was a good game for Omar Alvarado who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 9 assists. Triple E-Uda's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Barcelona's next round opponent will be Leones (#6) in Riobamba which should be theoretically an easy game. Triple E-Uda will play on the road against Iccan in Guayaquil and hopes to get finally their first victory.

Piratas - Leones 70-61

Very important is a road loss of Leones (1-2) against Piratas (2-1) on Tuesday night. Visiting Leones were defeated by Piratas in a tough game in Ibarra 61-70. Piratas looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Leones' players. The best player for the winners was American forward Willie Clayton (203-92, college: Georgia St.) who had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 14 rebounds. The former international center Carlos Delgado (202-90) chipped in 10 points and 5 rebounds. Piratas' 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 Venezuelan center Javinger Vargas (202-90) who recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds and Carlos Cortez (-94) added 20 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Piratas will meet Portviejo (#5) on the road in the next round. Leones will play against Barcelona and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Leones: C.Cortez 20+6reb, A.Conchambay 17+3reb+4ast, J.Vargas 13+13reb+1ast, F.Perez 4+5reb+2ast, J.Ante 4+8reb, K.Sovine 2+3reb
Piratas: W.Clayton 23+14reb+3ast, C.Delgado 10+5reb+3ast, A.Pitts 9+5reb+4ast, C.Malatay 8+1ast, P.Cano 8+4reb+4ast, Y.Fundora 4+2reb
gschID: 548211


Portviejo - Juvenil 75-73

Important game to mention about took place in Portviejo. Portviejo (2-1) saved a 2-point victory at home edging Juvenil (1-2) 75-73 on Tuesday evening. Portviejo shot 65.1 percent from the field. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. Portviejo brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Ed Drew (196-95, college: Presbyterian) who led the winners and scored 19 points. Adriano Barredas (-92) accounted for 19 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Drew is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Venezuelan Nelson Palacios (192-92) came up with 25 points and 5 rebounds and American guard Brandon Thompson (193-92, college: Huston-Tillotson) added 14 points and 5 assists respectively for Juvenil in the defeat. Portviejo will play against Piratas (#4) in Ibarra in the next round. Juvenil will play at home against Importadora to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Juvenil: N.Palacios 25+5reb+1ast, B.Thompson 14+3reb+5ast, M.Martinez 10, A.Guerra 8+2reb+1ast, J.Diaz 6, O.Yanez 4+3ast
Portviejo: E.Drew 19+4reb, A.Barredas 19+3ast, K.Abakah 11, F.Bedoya 10, E.Cobena 7+2reb+1ast, A.Ponce 5+3reb+6ast
gschID: 548212


Importadora - Iccan 69-67

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Iccan (2-1) in Ambato on Tuesday night. Visitors were edged by Importadora (2-1) 69-67. Importadora looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for American forward Tavares Sledge (203-92, college: USC Aiken, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. His fellow American import swingman Jerel Blocker (193-88, college: Lee) helped adding 21 points and 6 rebounds. Four Importadora players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Venezuelan guard Jesus Centeno (190-85) with 18 points and the former international center Carlos Carcelen (202-81) scored 15 points and 5 rebounds. Importadora is looking forward to face Juvenil (#7) in Vinces in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Iccan will play at home against Triple E-Uda (#8) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Iccan: J.Centeno 18+3reb+2ast, C.Carcelen 15+5reb, J.Porozo 10+3reb+2ast, J.Pablo Alvarez 6+2reb+1ast, V.Peralvo 6, C.Silva 6+5reb+7ast
Importadora: J.Blocker 21+6reb+2ast, J.Romero 15+5reb+2ast, T.Sledge 12+13reb+5ast, J.Sanmiguel 11+1reb+9ast, N.Mina 6+4reb+1ast, P.Recalde 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 548210


Triple E-Uda - Barcelona 81-86

The game in Gualaceo was also worth to mention about. Barcelona (2-1) played at the court of Triple E-Uda (0-3). Barcelona managed to secure a 5-point victory 86-81. It was a good game for Puerto Rican point guard Omar Alvarado (180-83) who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 9 assists. The former international power forward Manuel Hurtado (198-90) contributed with 18 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Barcelona players scored in double figures. Venezuelan Yolvier Romero (-95) answered with a double-double by scoring 32 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and Venezuelan power forward Jean Pierre (205-91) added 22 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Triple E-Uda. Triple E-Uda's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Barcelona's next round opponent will be Leones (#6) in Riobamba which should be theoretically an easy game. Triple E-Uda will play on the road against Iccan in Guayaquil and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Triple E-Uda: Y.Romero 32+11reb+4ast, J.Pierre 22+8reb, H.Molina 9+2reb, C.Ramon 6+3reb+2ast, C.Espinoza 4, R.Gonzalez 4+2reb+3ast
Barcelona: O.Alvarado 19+4reb+9ast, M.Hurtado 18+9reb+3ast, F.Corozo 17+4reb, M.Cairo 13+9reb+1ast, D.King 9+14reb+5ast, F.Vargas 8+1reb+1ast
gschID: 548209





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Tartu Ulikool lands Vytenis Cizauskas, ex Vytautas - by Janar

Tartu Ulikool (Alexela KML) tabbed 25-year old Lithuanian shooting guard Vytenis Cizauskas (187-78kg-92). He played most recently at Vytautas in Lithuanian LKL league. Cizauskas managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 35 LKL games he averaged 8.5ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.0apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). Cizauskas also played 9 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 10.3ppg, 3.4rpg, 4.2apg and 1.2spg. And finally he contributed to 6 games in Baltic League where he recorded 6.5ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.2apg and 1.7spg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Cizauskas spent at Crailsheim Merlins in German BBL. In 23 games he got 5.7ppg, 2.5rpg and 3.7apg. The other team he played that season for was Valmiera/ORDO in Latvian LBL. In 11 games he got 5.0ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.5apg. Cizauskas also played 5 games in Baltic League where he got 3.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.8apg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League 2nd Team award in 2015.
Cizauskas represented Lithuania at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.1ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.8apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 46.2%, 3PT: 29.4%, FT: 33.3%.
Cizauskas has played previously professionally also in Spain (Blancos de Rueda).

Tartu Ulikool roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tanel Sokk
Vytenis Cizauskas
Kent-Kaarel Vene
Robin Kivi
Mart Rosenthal
Kerr Kriisa

Forwards:
Janar Talts
Kristen Meister

Centers:
Carl Engstrom
Heivo Parrol

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Tartu Ulikool tabs rookie Steven Cook in his first year in pro basketball - by Janar

Tartu Ulikool (Alexela KML) inked American forward Steven Cook (196-84kg). Cook just graduated from Princeton (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 30 games he averaged 13.6ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.7apg and 1.6spg last season. Cook helped them to win Ivy League Tournament and end the regular season at the top position. A very good season in his career as he was selected to CoSIDA NCAA Division I Academic All-District 2 1st Team, All-Ivy League 1st Team and CoSIDA NCAA Division I Academic All-America 3rd Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

Tartu Ulikool roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tanel Sokk
Vytenis Cizauskas
Kent-Kaarel Vene
Robin Kivi
Mart Rosenthal
Kerr Kriisa

Forwards:
Janar Talts
Kristjan Kitsing
Steven Cook
Kristen Meister

Centers:
Carl Engstrom
Heivo Parrol

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Kitsing is back at Tartu Ulikool - by Janar

Tartu Ulikool (Alexela KML) agreed terms with 27-year old Estonian international forward Kristjan Kitsing (205-100kg-90, agency: Octagon Europe). It is actually his comeback to Tartu as he has played here before. Kitsing played last season at Bakken in Danish Ligaen. He managed to play in three leagues last year. In 30 Ligaen games he had 9.2ppg and 3.5rpg. Kitsing helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). He also played 12 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 6.2ppg and 2.8rpg. The other team Kitsing played that season for was Estudiantes in Argentinian LigaA. In 8 games he averaged just 2.5ppg.
Kitsing has been also a member of Estonian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Estonian senior team since 2011 and previously for U18 National Team between 2007 and 2008.
Kitsing also represented Estonia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.7ppg, 2.7rpg, FGP: 52.0%, 3PT: 45.5%, FT: 55.6%.
Kitsing's career allowed him to visit three different continents. He tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. Kitsing has played previously for four other Estonia teams: Kalev/Cramo, TTU Korvpalliklubi Tallinn, BC Tartu and Parnu.

Tartu Ulikool roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tanel Sokk
Vytenis Cizauskas
Kent-Kaarel Vene
Robin Kivi
Mart Rosenthal
Kerr Kriisa

Forwards:
Janar Talts
Kristjan Kitsing
Kristen Meister

Centers:
Carl Engstrom
Heivo Parrol

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Andre Jones (ex Prievidza) is a newcomer at Fiat Torino - by Eurobasket News

Fiat Torino (Serie A) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old American (has also Slovakian passport) guard Andre Jones (191-88kg-90, college: Winthrop). He played most recently at BC Prievidza in Slovakian SBL league. Jones managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 48 SBL games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.0ppg, 4.9rpg, 3.1apg and 1.5spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League Import Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team. Jones also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 14.1ppg, 3.9rpg, 4.0apg and 1.3spg. And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 12.5ppg, 6.5rpg and 4.5apg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Jones spent at Vita Tbilisi in Georgian league. In 13 VTB United League games he was fifth best scorer with 13.9ppg and got 4.1rpg and 3.7apg. The other team Jones played that season for was Abejas in Mexican LNBP. In 12 games he got remarkable 20.1ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.3spg.
Jones is a very experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America) in four different countries. Jones has played previously professionally in Finland (BC Nokia), Sweden (Sodertalje Kings), United Kingdom (Newcastle Eagles) and NBA G League (Erie Bay Hawks).
He attended Winthrop University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

Fiat Torino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Davide Parente
Diante Garrett
Andre Jones

Forwards:
Antonio Iannuzzi
Durand Scott

Center:
Trevor Mbakwe

Coach: Luca Banchi

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Cedevita welcomes back Ramljak - by Eurobasket News

KK Cedevita Zagreb (A1) tabbed 27-year old Croatian international small forward Ivan Ramljak (203-90, agency: PEPI SPORT). It is actually his comeback to Cedevita as he has played here before. Ramljak has a double citizenship as he also holds Bosnia and Herzegovina passport. Ramljak played most recently at KK Zadar in Croatian A1 league. In 15 games he averaged 9.7ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.9apg and 1.2spg last season. He also played 21 games in ABA League where he had 9.4ppg, 5.3rpg, 3.0apg and 1.4spg. The other team Ramljak played shortly was KK Zagreb. In only one A1 game he recorded 7 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 2 blocks.
Among other achievements Ramljak played in the final of Croatian Cup (Kresimir Cosic Cup) in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com Croatian A1 League All-Defensive Team award in 2016.
Ramljak has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2012 and previously for U18 National Team in 2008.
Ramljak represented Croatia at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 9 games: 4.7ppg, 2.9rpg.
Ramljak has played also professionally for other Bosnia and Herzegovina teams like Posusje and Siroki Primorka.

KK Cedevita Zagreb roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roko-Leni Ukic
Toni Katic
Dzanan Musa

Forward:
Ivan Ramljak

Coach: Jure Zdovc

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John Shurna (ex Cedevita) agreed terms with Andorra - by Eurobasket News

MoraBanc Andorra (Liga Endesa) inked 27-year old American (has also Lithuanian passport) forward John Shurna (204-90, college: Northwestern). He played most recently at Cedevita in Croatian A1 league, but left the team in May.'17. Shurna managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 14 A1 games he recorded 8.1ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.4apg. He also played 10 games in Eurocup where he averaged 5.8ppg and 2.9rpg. And finally Shurna contributed to 23 games in ABA League where he had 8.2ppg and 2.9rpg.
He played in the final of Adriatic League.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Valencia Basket. In 39 Liga Endesa games he got 6.9ppg and 2.5rpg. Shurna helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 16 games in Eurocup where he got 6.8ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.2apg.
Shurna has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Shurna received NABC Division I All-District 7 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
Shurna represented Lithuania at the World Championships U19 in New Zealand eight years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 9 games: 6.0ppg, 3.9rpg, FGP: 51.4%, 3PT-3 (70.6%), FT: 33.3%.
Shurna has played also professionally in France (Strasbourg IG), Turkey (Darussafaka) and NBA (New York Knicks).
He attended Northwestern University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Shurna's game is described as: A smart player, with great court vision and passing skills. Has a strange shooting mechanic but he's enough accurate. An intelligent defender, he plays very well without the ball in his hands.

MoraBanc Andorra roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
David Jelinek
Jaka Blazic
Andrew Albicy
Jaime Fernandez

Forwards:
Oliver Stevic
Vladimir Jankovic
John Shurna
Beka Burjanadze

Center:
Moussa Diagne

Coach: Joan Penarroya

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Alen Omic (ex Unicaja) to sign at Hapoel Jerusalem - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Jerusalem (Winner League) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old Slovenian international center Alen Omic (216-102kg-92). He played most recently at Unicaja in Spanish Liga Endesa. Omic managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 21 Liga Endesa games he recorded 6.4ppg and 5.2rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Omic also played 11 games in Eurocup where he averaged 6.4ppg and 5.5rpg. The other team he played shortly was Anadolu Efes in Turkish BSL. In 5 games he had 8.6ppg and 6.2rpg. Omic also played 17 games in Euroleague where he got just 2.9ppg and 1.5rpg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Among other achievements Omic's team won Slovenian Supercup in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup European Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Center of the Year award in 2016.
Omic has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Slovenian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Omic also represented Slovenia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.7ppg, 6.0rpg, FGP: 59.3%, FT: 44.4%.
Omic has played previously professionally also in Slovenia (Un.Olimpija and Zlatorog).

Hapoel Jerusalem roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Yotam Halperin
Yogev Ohayon
Curtis Jerrells
Jerome Dyson
Bar Timor

Forwards:
Lior Eliyahu
Tarence Kinsey

Centers:
Alen Omic
Richard Howell

Coach: Fotis Katsikaris

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ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket tabs Alpha Kaba - by Eurobasket News

ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (ProA) inked 21-year old French power forward Alpha Kaba (209-96, agency: BeoBasket). He has played for the last two years at Mega Bemax in Serbian KLS league.
This summer Kaba was drafted by Atlanta Hawks (NBA) in second round (60th overall). His team made it to the League Semifinals. Kaba received Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League Honorable Mention award in 2017.
He represented France at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. Kaba's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 10 games: 4.9ppg, 3.8rpg.
Kaba has played previously for Pau Lacq Orthez.

ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
DeMarcus Nelson
A.J. Slaughter
David Lighty
Nicolas Lang
John Roberson
Sofiane Briki
Theo Maledon

Forwards:
Charles Kahudi
Justin Harper
Bandja Sy
Stephane Gombauld
Charles Galliou

Centers:
Darryl Watkins
Alpha Kaba
Khadim Sow

Coach: J.D. Jackson

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Lietkabelis tab Simas Jasaitis - by Eurobasket News

Panevezys Lietkabelis (LKL) inked experienced 35-year old former Lithuanian international small forward Simas Jasaitis (202-103kg-82). He played most recently at VL Pesaro in Italian Serie A. In 28 games he averaged 5.8ppg and 2.9rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Jasaitis played at Betaland Cdo (also in Serie A) where in 24 games he had 11.8ppg and 4.0rpg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
Jasaitis was also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. He played for Lithuanian Senior National Team between 2004 and 2014 and previously for U20 National Team in 2002.
Jasaitis also represented Lithuania at the Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.8ppg, 3.7rpg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 75.0%.
Jasaitis is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Russia (Lokomotiv), Spain (Joventut and Baskonia), Turkey (Turk Telekom and Galatasaray) and Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas, Sakalai and Marciulionis BS).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Lietkabelis.
Jasaitis' game is described as: The prototype of a modern SF, with quick hands, good shooting touch, and enough tughness to play insode for some time. Plays very well without the ball, has enough talent to become soon an Euroleague star.

Panevezys Lietkabelis roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gintaras Leonavicius
Adas Juskevicius

Forwards:
Simas Jasaitis
Zanis Peiners
Zygimantas Skucas

Centers:
Darjus Lavrinovic
Ksistof Lavrinovic
Vaidas Cepukaitis

Coach: Arturs Stalbergs

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Brose Baskets land Quincy Miller-Scott, ex Maccabi T-A - by Eurobasket News

Brose Baskets Bamberg (BBL) tabbed 25-year old American forward Quincy Miller-Scott (206-95kg-92, college: Baylor). He played most recently at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv in Israeli Winner League. In 11 games he averaged 7.4ppg and 3.0rpg last season. Miller-Scott helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 4 games in Euroleague where he had 7.0ppg and 3.3rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Miller-Scott played at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 12 KLS games he recorded 10.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.5apg, 1.2spg and 1.0bpg. Miller-Scott contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) (also twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Miller-Scott also played 24 games in Euroleague where he got 14.1ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.5bpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. A very impressive season as he was selected to Eurobasket.com Euroleague All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Miller-Scott also played 24 games in ABA League where he got 12.0ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.5apg and 1.6bpg. Miller-Scott also spent pre-season at the Nets in NBA that year.
In 2012 he was drafted by Drafted by? Denver Nuggets (NBA) in second round (38th overall). The former Baylor University standoutis in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Miller-Scott has played previously professionally in NBA (Detroit Pistons and Sacramento Kings) and NBA G League (Iowa Energy, Reno Bighorns and Grand Rapids Drive).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: (by Jonathan Wasserman for NBADraft.net in 2012)
Displays precise footwork, making every step a purposeful one ... Despite previous ACL surgery, Miller is a mobile athlete that can slip and slide off his defender. Not very impressive on the break and in the open floor ... He gets little elevation on his jump shot with a low release, leaving his three-point shots easier to contest
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Brose Baskets Bamberg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Richard Hickman
Nikolaos Zisis
Daniel Hackett
Bryce Taylor

Forwards:
Elias Harris
Jamil Wilson
Augustine Rubit
Luka Mitrovic
Quincy Miller-Scott

Coach: Andrea Trinchieri

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Axel Toupane joins Zalgiris - by Eurobasket News

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL) agreed terms with 25-year old French ex-international swingman Axel Toupane (197-92, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA. In two games he had 5.5ppg. Toupane also played that season for another team Raptors 905 in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 37 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.7ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.6apg and 1.1spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to USBasket.com All-D-League 3rd Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won French Cup in 2015. Toupane was also voted USBasket.com All-D-League Most Improved Player of the Year in 2016.
He was also a member of French international program for some years. Toupane played for French Senior National Team in 2014 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2010.
He represented France at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. Toupane's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 6 games: 10.7ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 53.8%, FT: 85.0%.
Toupane has played also professionally in Italy, NBA (Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors) and France (Pau Lacq Orthez and Strasbourg IG).

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dee Bost
Vasilije Micic
Paulius Valinskas

Forwards:
Aaron White
Axel Toupane

Center:
Brandon Davies

Coach: Sarunas Jasikevicius

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FC Barcelona adds Pressey to their roster - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) added to their roster 26-year old American point guard Phil Pressey (180-79kg-91, college: Missouri). He played last season at Santa Cruz Warriors (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 49 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.6ppg, 5.2rpg, 8.0apg (top 5) and 2.0spg (in top 5). Pressey also spent pre-season at the Warriors in NBA that year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his college team won Big 12 Tournament in 2012. Pressey was also voted NABC Division I All-District 21 1st Team 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 as a professional player.

FC Barcelona Lassa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Thomas Heurtel
Rakim Sanders
Phil Pressey

Forward:
Adrien Moerman

Center:
Pierre Oriola

Coach: Alfonso Alonso

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Khryapa re-signs at CSKA Moscow - by Eurobasket News

CSKA Moscow (VTB) confirmed in their roster experienced 35-year old forward Viktor Khryapa (203-100kg-82, agency: Alti Sport). He has played there for the last nine seasons. In 32 Euroleague games he had 3.8ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.8apg last season. Khryapa helped them to make it to the Euroleague Final Four. He also played 29 games in VTB United League where he recorded 3.9ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.5apg. Khryapa contributed to his team winning the VTB United League championship. A very impressive season as he was named to VTB United League All-Star Game.
In 2004 he was drafted by Portland Trail Blazers (NBA) in first round (22nd overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Khryapa was voted Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague 2nd Team back in 2010, 2013 and 2014.
He was also a member of Russian international program for some years. Khryapa played for Russian Senior National Team between 2001 and 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2001 and 2002.
He also represented Russia at the Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) five years ago. Khryapa's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 8 games: 7.1ppg, 6.3rpg, 4.3apg, FGP: 39.1%, 3PT: 39.3%.
Khryapa has played also professionally in Germany and NBA (Chicago Bulls) and Russia (Avtodor and Khimik Engels).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at CSKA Moscow.
Khryapa could be described: Very versatile player. Can fight on the boards, defend, block, and score from various range.
the total package: thanks to his complete technical skills and his incredible athletic skills he can play in the 2, 3 and 4 position; has improved his figures in every year he played inRussuan Superleague, now he can easily hit any shot from outside or inside, is an excellent passer and a good rebonder and shotblocker; reminds a lot the young Kirilenko, but has huger upside, even at NBA level, thanks to a better outside shooting ability; needs to bulk up a little, and to mature again, but then he could become one of the best SG/SF in the world;
Similar to Kirilenko with a bit better body but not as good of a shooter; good in low post
.

CSKA Moscow roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sergio Rodriguez
Leo Westermann
Cory Higgins
Maksim Kondakov
Alexandr Khomenko

Forwards:
Kyle Hines
Viktor Khryapa
Andrey Vorontsevich
Othello Hunter
Will Clyburn
Andrey Lopatin

Center:
Pavel Korobkov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv bring back Zoosman - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) landed 19-year old swingman Yovel Zoosman (199-98). It is actually his comeback to Tel-Aviv as he has played here before. Zoosman played most recently at Maccabi Raanana in the National League. In 28 games he averaged 11.7ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.3apg and 1.8spg last season. Zoosman helped them to win the regular season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Zoosman played at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv. But in 8 Winner League games he had just 0.5ppg. He also played 1 game in Euroleague, but he did not score anything.
Despite young age Zoosman had impressive career. He received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Division B 1st Team award back in 2014.
He represented Israel at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) this year. Zoosman's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 7 games: 16.3ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.9apg, Steals-5 (1.9spg), FGP: 54.2%, 3PT: 42.5%, FT: 61.1%.

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michael Roll
DeAndre Kane
Pierre Jackson
John DiBartolomeo
Yovel Zoosman

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

Center:
Alex Tyus

Coach: Neven Spahija

By Eurobasket Data Center

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EA7 Armani signs Marco Cusin - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) signed 32-year old international center Marco Cusin (211-109kg-85, agency: Interperformances). He played last season at Scandone Avellino (Serie A). In 32 games he had 4.6ppg and 4.9rpg. Cusin helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. Cusin also played 12 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 5.2ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.3bpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Vanoli Cremona. In 33 Serie A games he averaged 9.4ppg and 5.7rpg. Cusin contributed to his team making it to the Italian Cup Semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Italian Supercup in 2015. Cusin was also voted Eurobasket.com Italian SerieA All-Domestic Players Team back in 2012.
He has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. Cusin has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2004 and previously for U20 National Team between 2003 and 2005.
He also represented Italy at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 2.6ppg, 2.3rpg.
Cusin has played previously for seven other teams: MIA-RO Cantu, VL Pesaro, Alma Trieste, Fabriano, Banco di Srd, Kleb Basket Ferrara and Fabriano.
He could be described: Can play the 4 and the 5 positions, runs well the court, passes the ball well; has the athletic skills to become a star player in a year or two, but needs to improve defensively and to add experience and playing time;.

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dairis Bertans
Jordan Theodore
Andrew Goudelock

Forwards:
Vladimir Micov
Amath M'Baye
Cory Jefferson

Centers:
Marco Cusin
Patric Young
Kaleb Tarczewski

Coach: Simone Pianigiani

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16  


Division C. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Andorra and Gibraltar reach semis - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Moldova - Malta 74-66
Moldova outscored Malta to finish third in Group A. Denis Sorocean (190-SG-01) recorded 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in the win. Moldova established a 38:31 halftime lead. They went on a 25:14 run in the third term to clear off for good. Ivan Hmirov (193-F/G-01) secured 19 points and 15 rebounds for Moldova. Ian Felice and Nathan Xuereb (171-SF-01) responded with 16 points each for Malta.

Armenia - Wales 85-53
Armenia posted the fourth consecutive win in Andorra. They edged Wales to finish preliminary round undefeated. Georgii Shakhnazarov (186-SG-01) posted 24 points for the winners. Armenia registered a 35:27 halftime lead. Armenia unleashed 50 points in the second half to cruise to the win. Levon Vatyan (177-PG-01) had 13 points and 9 boards in the victory. Benjamin Thomas (196-C-01) scored 14 points for Wales.

Group B
Albania - San Marino 66-63
Albania topped San Marino to earn 2-2 record in Group B. Giseld Ndreca (190-SF-01) delivered 20 points and 14 rebounds for Albania. They led by a single point at halftime 34:33. Albania stretched the margin at 6-point mark heading into the final frame. San Marino cut the deficit in the fourth quarter but could rescue the game. Ergys Muhametaj (197-G/F-01) and Samuel Skendaj (197-C-01) tossed in 19 points each for Albania. Giacomo Nicolini (178-PG-01) and Francesco Palmieri (168-SG-02) claimed 16 points each for San Marino.

Monaco - Andorra 58-52
Monaco held off Andorra to improve at 2-2 record in Group B. Jordan Ratton (196-C-01) stepped up with 19 points and 16 rebounds in the victory. Andorra enjoyed a 28:23 halftime lead. But Monaco responded with a 35:24 run in the second half to snatch the win. Sacha Piras (164-PG-01) had 14 points in the victory. Sergi Serrato (171-PG-02) had 17 points for Andorra.




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Nanterre lands Erik Murphy - by Eurobasket News

JSF Nanterre (ProA) tabbed 27-year old Finn international power forward Erik Murphy (208-108kg-90, college: Florida, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Finnish passport. Murphy played most recently at Strasbourg IG Basket (ProA). In 42 games he averaged 8.6ppg and 3.5rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the final. Murphy also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 8.4ppg and 3.4rpg.
Part of previous (2015-16) season Murphy spent at Demir IBB in Turkish BSL. In 9 games he recorded 7.8ppg and 5.3rpg. The other team Murphy played that season for was Besiktas (BSL) in Turkey. In 9 games he got 10.2ppg and 4.8rpg. He also played 9 games in Eurocup where he got 7.7ppg and 4.6rpg.
In 2013 Murphy was drafted by Chicago Bulls (NBA) in second round (49th overall). The former University of Florida standoutis in his fifth season in pro basketball.
Murphy received NABC Division I All-District 21 1st Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
Murphy also represented Finland at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 13.2ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.3apg, Blocks-5 (1.3bpg), FGP: 62.5%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 62.5%.
Murphy has played previously professionally in NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs).
He is described as: A solid inside player who can spend time in 4 and 5 positions. Has good scoring skills, he can step outside and knock down three-pointers.

JSF Nanterre roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Heiko Schaffartzik
Lahaou Konate
Nicolas Moore
Bathiste Tchouaffe

Forwards:
Erik Murphy
Hugo Invernizzi
Myles Hesson
Mathias Lessort

Center:
Jean-Marc Pansa

Coach: Pascal Donadieu

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tobin Carberry (ex Thor Thorl) is a newcomer at Salon Vilpas - by Eurobasket News

Salon Vilpas Vikings (Korisliiga) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American guard Tobin Carberry (193-91, college: LIU Post, agency: HMS). He played most recently at Thor Thorl in Icelandic Dominos League. In 27 games he was third best scorer with impressive 27.7ppg and had 10.4rpg, 4.6apg and 1.4spg last season. Carberry helped them to win the Supercup. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Hottur (also in Dominos League) where in 22 games he was second best scorer with remarkable 28.2ppg and recorded 9.3rpg, 5.0apg and 2.3spg (in top 3). A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements Carberry received Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic D1 Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic D1 Import Player of the Year award in 2015.
He graduated from LIU - C.W.Post in 2013 and it is his fifth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kauhajoki adds Edwin to their roster, ex Sigal Prishtina - by Eurobasket News

Karhu Kauhajoki (Korisliiga) added to their roster 26-year old American guard Fuquan Edwin (198-98kg-91, college: Seton Hall, agency: Pensack Sports). He played last season at Sigal Prishtina in Kosovan SuperLeague. In 10 games he recorded 10.1ppg and 2.1rpg. Edwin helped them to win the cup. He also played that season for Cairns Taipans in Australian NBL where in 20 games he averaged 8.1ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.0apg.
Three years ago Edwin was drafted by Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League) in first round (15th overall).
The former Seton Hall University standoutis in his fourth season in pro basketball.
Edwin has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
He was voted All-Big East Defensive Player of the Year back in 2014 at his college time.
Edwin is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit four different continents. Edwin tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America, Australia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Israel (Ironi Nes Ziona), Venezuela (Guaros), NBA (San Antonio Spurs) and Italy (The Flexx Pistoia).
On Edwin: A very good defender with great athletic skills, has improved his offensive ability and seems ready for top leagues.

Karhu Kauhajoki roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Fuquan Edwin
Henri Kantonen
Marcus Allen
Valtteri Pihlajamaki
Jussi Myllyniemi

Forwards:
Flenard Whitfield
Perttu Salmi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FRANCE  


Monaco signs Kevin Cham - by Eurobasket News

AS Monaco Basket (ProA) signed 19-year old French guard Kevin Cham (182-98, college: High School). He played last season at Torrelodones in Spanish EBA league. In 26 games he had 6.5ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.3apg and 1.0spg.
Cham represented France at the European Championships U16 Division A in Kyiv (Ukraine) four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 1.4ppg, 2.1apg, 1.0spg.
Cham has played also professionally for other French teams like JSF Nanterre.
He attended High School until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

AS Monaco Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dru Joyce
Gerald Robinson
Paul Lacombe
Aaron Craft
Luc Loubaki
Kevin Cham

Forwards:
Amara Sy
Sergii Gladyr
Jordan Aboudou

Centers:
Elmedin Kikanovic
Bangaly Fofana

Coach: Zvezdan Mitrovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Soriah Bangura is a newcomer at Evreux - by Eurobasket News

ALM Evreux Basket (ProB) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old power forward Soriah Bangura (200-93) from SPO Rouen Basket. In 34 ProB games he recorded 5.9ppg and 3.5rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Bangura played at Orchesien BC where in 32 ProB games he averaged 7.3ppg and 2.7rpg.
His team made it to the French Leaders Cup Final Four in 2013.
Bangura represented France at the European Championships U16 in Kaunas (Lithuania) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 5.1ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.3spg, FGP: 50.0%, FT: 80.0%.
Bangura has played previously for two other teams: Le Mans and Lille Metropole.

ALM Evreux Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Theo Leon
Caleb Walker
Xavier Moon
Thomas Dolomingo

Forwards:
Gytis Sirutavicius
Lamine Kante
Steeve Ho_You_Fat
Soriah Bangura
Damien Bouquet
Kevin Lavieille

Centers:
Kevin Corre
Papa Beye
Ruphin Kayembe

Coach: Fabrice Lefrancois

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Axel Toupane joins Zalgiris - by Eurobasket News

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL) agreed terms with 25-year old French ex-international swingman Axel Toupane (197-92, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA. In two games he had 5.5ppg. Toupane also played that season for another team Raptors 905 in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 37 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.7ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.6apg and 1.1spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to USBasket.com All-D-League 3rd Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won French Cup in 2015. Toupane was also voted USBasket.com All-D-League Most Improved Player of the Year in 2016.
He was also a member of French international program for some years. Toupane played for French Senior National Team in 2014 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2010.
He represented France at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. Toupane's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 6 games: 10.7ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 53.8%, FT: 85.0%.
Toupane has played also professionally in Italy, NBA (Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors) and France (Pau Lacq Orthez and Strasbourg IG).

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dee Bost
Vasilije Micic
Paulius Valinskas

Forwards:
Aaron White
Axel Toupane

Center:
Brandon Davies

Coach: Sarunas Jasikevicius

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nanterre lands Erik Murphy - by Eurobasket News

JSF Nanterre (ProA) tabbed 27-year old Finn international power forward Erik Murphy (208-108kg-90, college: Florida, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Finnish passport. Murphy played most recently at Strasbourg IG Basket (ProA). In 42 games he averaged 8.6ppg and 3.5rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the final. Murphy also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 8.4ppg and 3.4rpg.
Part of previous (2015-16) season Murphy spent at Demir IBB in Turkish BSL. In 9 games he recorded 7.8ppg and 5.3rpg. The other team Murphy played that season for was Besiktas (BSL) in Turkey. In 9 games he got 10.2ppg and 4.8rpg. He also played 9 games in Eurocup where he got 7.7ppg and 4.6rpg.
In 2013 Murphy was drafted by Chicago Bulls (NBA) in second round (49th overall). The former University of Florida standoutis in his fifth season in pro basketball.
Murphy received NABC Division I All-District 21 1st Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
Murphy also represented Finland at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 13.2ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.3apg, Blocks-5 (1.3bpg), FGP: 62.5%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 62.5%.
Murphy has played previously professionally in NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs).
He is described as: A solid inside player who can spend time in 4 and 5 positions. Has good scoring skills, he can step outside and knock down three-pointers.

JSF Nanterre roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Heiko Schaffartzik
Lahaou Konate
Nicolas Moore
Bathiste Tchouaffe

Forwards:
Erik Murphy
Hugo Invernizzi
Myles Hesson
Mathias Lessort

Center:
Jean-Marc Pansa

Coach: Pascal Donadieu

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Terry Smith (ex Joventut) agreed terms with Hyeres-Toulon - by Eurobasket News

Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket (ProA) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old American (has also Armenian passport) point guard Terry Smith (185-86, college: Mercyhurst). He played most recently at Joventut in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 16 games he recorded 5.6ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.4apg last season. Smith also played that season for Urartu Yerevan (Superleague 1) in Russia where in 9 games he averaged impressive 15.9ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.2apg and 1.2spg.
He is a very experienced player. Smith has played also professionally in Bulgaria (Lukoil Academic Sofia and Rilski), Croatia, Germany (NVV Lions Monchengladbach), Switzerland (Monthey), Turkey (Sakarya BSB), Ukraine (Cherkasy), France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket) and Czech Republic (BK Kolin).
He attended Mercyhurst College until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Terry Smith
Timothe Vergiat
Luka Asceric
Theo Bouteille

Forwards:
Robert Arnold
Raymond Cowels_III
Vafessa Fofana
Jordan Tolbert

Centers:
Ferdinand Prenom
Emryss Mormin

Coach: Emmanuel Schmitt

By Eurobasket Data Center

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ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket tabs Alpha Kaba - by Eurobasket News

ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (ProA) inked 21-year old French power forward Alpha Kaba (209-96, agency: BeoBasket). He has played for the last two years at Mega Bemax in Serbian KLS league.
This summer Kaba was drafted by Atlanta Hawks (NBA) in second round (60th overall). His team made it to the League Semifinals. Kaba received Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League Honorable Mention award in 2017.
He represented France at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. Kaba's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 10 games: 4.9ppg, 3.8rpg.
Kaba has played previously for Pau Lacq Orthez.

ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
DeMarcus Nelson
A.J. Slaughter
David Lighty
Nicolas Lang
John Roberson
Sofiane Briki
Theo Maledon

Forwards:
Charles Kahudi
Justin Harper
Bandja Sy
Stephane Gombauld
Charles Galliou

Centers:
Darryl Watkins
Alpha Kaba
Khadim Sow

Coach: J.D. Jackson

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Antibes tab Tom Wiscart Goetz - by Eurobasket News

Sharks Antibes (ProA) inked 18-year old point guard Tom Wiscart Goetz (188-99). He has played for the last two years at Olympique Antibes Juan Les Pins in the ProA U21.
Wiscart Goetz represented France at the World Championships U17 in Zaragoza (Spain) last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 3.7ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.3apg, 1.5spg.

Sharks Antibes roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jerel Blassingame
Vincent Sanford
Isaia Cordinier
Tom Wiscart_Goetz

Forwards:
Tim Blue
Max Kouguere
Paul Rigot
Nianta Diarra

Center:
Jonathan Tornato

Coach: Julien Espinosa

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Charleville tabs Wesley Wilkinson, ex Oostende - by Eurobasket News

Etoile Charleville-Mezieres (ProB) inked 33-year old American power forward Wesley Wilkinson (206-84, college: Nebraska, agency: Pensack Sports). The last time (12-15) he played at Telenet BC Oostende in Belgian Euromillions League. Wilkinson has played there for the last three years.
In 2006 Nebraska Cranes selected him as fourth overall pick in USBL draft.
The former University of Nebraska standoutis in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Wilkinson's team won Belgian Cup for three years in a row (between 2013 and 2015). He received also Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Honorable Mention award back in 2010 and 2014.
Wilkinson has played also professionally in Turkey (Eskisehir Basket), Belgium (Spirou Charleroi and Okapi Aalstar) and France (STB Le Havre).

Etoile Charleville-Mezieres roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Steven Ricard
Alexandre Moisy
Lucas Dussoulier
Corentin Carne
William Mensah

Forwards:
Wesley Wilkinson
Darius Tarvydas
Seraphin Saumont
Alexis Auburtin

Center:
Valentin Mukuna

Coach: Alex Casimiri

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kwamain Mitchell signs at Vichy Clermont - by Eurobasket News

Jean D'Arc Vichy Clermont Metropole (ProB) landed 28-year old American point guard Kwamain Mitchell (178-79kg-89, college: St.Louis) from Hermine Nantes Atlantique. In 42 ProB games in France he averaged 9.1ppg, 2.3rpg, 4.6apg and 1.8spg (in top 5) last season. He helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season Mitchell played at Valmiera/ORDO in Latvian LBL where in 18 games he had 11.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.4apg (top 4) and 1.2spg. He contributed to his team winning the Latvian League title (twice) (also twice). It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League Import Player of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team. Mitchell also played 5 games in Baltic League where he recorded 11.0ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.6apg and 1.0spg. The other team Mitchell played that season for was BK Ventspils (LBL) in Latvian league. In 23 games he got 12.3ppg, 2.6rpg, 4.6apg and 1.7spg. He also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 7.8ppg, 2.1rpg and 3.5apg.
Among other achievements Mitchell received Eurobasket.com All-Czech Republic League Player of the Year award back in 2014.
He has played previously professionally in Poland (Polfarmex) and Czech Republic (BK Usti nad Labem).
Mitchell attended Saint Louis University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Jean D'Arc Vichy Clermont Metropole roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
David Denave
Kwamain Mitchell
Rida El_Amrani
Etienne Ory

Forwards:
Gregory Lessort
Romuald Morency
Sadio Doucoure

Centers:
Charles-Henri Bronchard
Mohamed Kone
Cedric Bah

Coach: Guillaume Vizade

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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Vanoli Cremona are considering to add Matt Howard to their roster, ex Strasbourg - by Eurobasket News

Vanoli Cremona (Serie A2) is about to sign 28-year old American forward Matt Howard (203-102kg-89, college: Butler) who played last time at Strasbourg IG Basket in France. Howard has played there for the last three years. In 40 ProA games he had 6.2ppg and 4.4rpg last season. Howard helped them to make it to the final. He also played 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 8.5ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.0apg.
Howard has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention in 2016.
Howard has played also professionally in Germany (EnBW Ludwigsburg and ratiopharm Ulm) and Greece (Olympiacos).
He attended Butler University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.
Howard could be described: A solid player with a great presence on the court (he excels in intangibles..) and that husling mentality tha could allow him a great European career. He doesn' t fear any opponent and knows how to score inside and to grab rebounds. Needs to add a reliable outside shot to make the definitive transition to the forward position.

Vanoli Cremona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Drake Diener
Travis Diener
Marco Portannese
Elijah Johnson
Michele Ruzzier

Forward:
Giulio Gazzotti

Coach: Romeo Sacchetti

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Xavier Thames (ex MZT Skopje) joins Bnei Hertzeliyya - by Nir Luna

Bnei Hertzeliyya (Winner League) agreed terms with 26-year old American guard Xavier Thames (191-86kg-91, college: San Diego State). He played last season at MZT Skopje in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga. Thames managed to play in three leagues last year. In 17 Prva Liga games he had 12.2ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.5apg. He also played 5 games in Eurocup where he recorded very impressive stats: 16.8ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.8apg and 1.0spg. And finally Thames contributed to 21 games in ABA League where he averaged 12.4ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.4apg and 1.1spg.
Thames won Macedonian League championship title and the Supercup. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-Macedonian League Honorable Mention in 2017.
The previous (15-16) season he played at another team Fort Wayne Mad Ants in U.S. NBA-G-League. In 48 games he got 8.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.0apg and 1.0spg.
Three years ago Thames was drafted by Toronto Raptors (NBA) in second round (59th overall). He attended San Diego State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Thames has played also professionally in Spain (Sevilla).

Bnei Hertzeliyya roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Dominique Archie
Halil Kanacevic
Alex Rosenberg
Shawn Dawson

Center:
Yariv Amiram

Coach: Mickey Gorke

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Xavier Thames and MZT Skopje part ways - by Mario Divanisov

Defending champion KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom has lost one of the key players from last season as American guard Xavier Thames (191-G-91, college: San Diego St.) leaves Skopje seeking for a better opportunity elsewhere.

The 26-year old came to Skopje last season and immediately set his ground. He was one of the key players in both Aleksandar Joncevski (agency: Mansfield and Associates )'s and Ante Nazor (agency: XL Basketball Agency )'s squad averaging double-digit points per game in all competitions. His most impressive outcome came in the Eurocup where he led KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom with 16.8ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.8apg in 5 games. He also managed to play 21 games in the ABA League averaging 12.4ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.4apg, while in Prva Liga he set 12.2ppg, 2.5apg and 2.4rpg, playing all 17 games while successfully continuing the domination of the storks in the past 6 seasons.

As the club stated his next destination should be Israel where he will wear Bnei Hertzeliyya colors.



Karpos Sokoli banned 5 years from ABA - by Eurobasket News

The ABA League Assembly met on July 24th. One of the matters tackled was regarding Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The team's president, Ognjen Dedic had made statements which significantly damaged the image of the ABA League and its sponsors. As a result, the team was fined 12,000. Each ABA team was set to receive 12,000 for transportation in 2016/17. The fine imposed will be taken from the amount that was to be given to Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje. Aside from the financial penalty, the ABA League clubs decided to slap a 5-year ban on the team from participating in all competitions organized by the ABA. The 2017/18 season of the ABA will tip off on September 29th, with all 12 participating teams hitting the hardwood to play out the first game of the regular season.
Courtesy of: court-side.com



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Maksym Lutsenko is a newcomer at Sokhumi - by Greg

Sokhumi Tbilisi (Superleague) signed Ukranian swingman Maksym Lutsenko (190-87kg-93) for upcoming season.
Previous season Lutsenko played for Budivelnyk and helped them to become Ukranian champion. He averaged 4,4 ppg, 2,6 rpg and 1,2 apg in 32 games in Ukranian Superleague.
Lutsenko had even more successful season 2015-16 with Budivelnyk: 12,4 ppg, 7,0 rpg and 2,6 apg in 21 games.

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Patrick Teka Moves To PS Karlsruhe - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro A team PS Karlsruhe has snapped up young German talent Patrick Teka (183-PG-98) from the Ehingen organization. Teka is a 19 year old 183cm point guard that will play for the PS Karlsruhe Pro A and Regionaliga teams. Last season with TuS Urspringschule (2.Regionalliga) he played 19 games averaging 10.4ppg. He also presented his basketball abilities with the U19 team (NBBL) playing 12 games averaging 10.6ppg, 3.2rpg, Ast-5 (5.8apg), 1.5spg, 2PT: 32.9%, 3PT: 31.3%, FT: 55.4%.

The 19 year old has big goals planned for this season. "I will work hard to support the second team in the fight to stay in the league. But ofcourse I also dream about professional basketball and want to earn minutes in the Pro A", stressed Patrick Teka. The German started his basketball career with the rent4office Nuernberg junior team. Two seasons ago he gained Regionalliga experience with Post SV Nuernberg (2.Regionalliga) and also played withTS Longhorns Herzogenaurach (Regionalliga) playing 24 games.

Source:PS Karlsruhe




Brose Baskets land Quincy Miller-Scott, ex Maccabi T-A - by Eurobasket News

Brose Baskets Bamberg (BBL) tabbed 25-year old American forward Quincy Miller-Scott (206-95kg-92, college: Baylor). He played most recently at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv in Israeli Winner League. In 11 games he averaged 7.4ppg and 3.0rpg last season. Miller-Scott helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 4 games in Euroleague where he had 7.0ppg and 3.3rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Miller-Scott played at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 12 KLS games he recorded 10.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.5apg, 1.2spg and 1.0bpg. Miller-Scott contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) (also twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Miller-Scott also played 24 games in Euroleague where he got 14.1ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.5bpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. A very impressive season as he was selected to Eurobasket.com Euroleague All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Miller-Scott also played 24 games in ABA League where he got 12.0ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.5apg and 1.6bpg. Miller-Scott also spent pre-season at the Nets in NBA that year.
In 2012 he was drafted by Drafted by? Denver Nuggets (NBA) in second round (38th overall). The former Baylor University standoutis in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Miller-Scott has played previously professionally in NBA (Detroit Pistons and Sacramento Kings) and NBA G League (Iowa Energy, Reno Bighorns and Grand Rapids Drive).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: (by Jonathan Wasserman for NBADraft.net in 2012)
Displays precise footwork, making every step a purposeful one ... Despite previous ACL surgery, Miller is a mobile athlete that can slip and slide off his defender. Not very impressive on the break and in the open floor ... He gets little elevation on his jump shot with a low release, leaving his three-point shots easier to contest
.

Brose Baskets Bamberg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Richard Hickman
Nikolaos Zisis
Daniel Hackett
Bryce Taylor

Forwards:
Elias Harris
Jamil Wilson
Augustine Rubit
Luka Mitrovic
Quincy Miller-Scott

Coach: Andrea Trinchieri

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Leiden signs Carrington Love, ex Kirchheim - by Eurobasket News

Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden (Eredivisie) signed 23-year old American guard Carrington Love (186-78kg-94, college: Green Bay). He played last season at VfL Kirchheim Knights in German ProA. In 37 games he had 14.0ppg, 4.3rpg, 6.9apg (leader !!!) and 2.2spg (in top 3). Love helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Guard of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team.
His college team won Horizon League Tournament in 2016.
Love graduated from University of Wisconsin - Green Bay in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jessey Voorn
Worthy de_Jong
Rens Butter
Carrington Love

Forwards:
Sergio de_Randamie
Mohamed Kherrazi
Floris Versteegh

Center:
Clayton Vette

Coach: Paul Vervaeck

By Eurobasket Data Center

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The Giessen 46ers Pro B Team Haul In 50 Point Man Jeril Taylor - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The EasyCredit BBL team Giessen 46ers farm team have added import strength to their roster for the upcoming Pro B season with Jeril Taylor (193-G) Jeril Taylor is a 23 year old 193cm guard from Louisville, Kentucky that brings 88 kilo's to the scale and will begin his professional career in Germany. He started his basketball career at Pleasure Ridge Park Rend Lake high school.. He then moved to Rend Lake CC (JUCO) and finished his schooling the last two years with S.Indiana (NCAA2) which has produced ex BBL player Danny Gibson who played with Bayreuth and last seasons Pro B beast Aaron Nelson. In his junior season, Taylor played 30 games averaging 16.2ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.1apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 40.2%, 3PT: 32.8%, FT: 79.7%. As a senior at S.Indiana (NCAA2) he played 24 games avergaing 19.9ppg, 8.7rpg, 3.0apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 48.0%, 3PT: 42.3%, FT: 79.6%.

In his two year career at S Indiana, he scored in double figures in 47 of 54 games. He scored 20 points or more 20 times and 30 points or more five times. His best scoring game was a 50 point explosion against Truman State. Other top games included a 38 point game against ST Joseph ID, 33 point game against Kentucky State and a 32 point game against William Jewel. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been NJCAA D2 Champion -13, NJCAA D2 All-Tournament Team -13, All-GLVC Player of the Year -17, All-GLVC 1st Team -17, GLVC East Division Regular Season Runner-Up -17, Reese's NCAA D2 All-Star Game -17, NABC NCAA D2 All-Midwest District 1st Team -17
and NABC NCAA D2 All-America Team -17.

Source: Giessen 46ers



FC Schalke Add Salman Manzur - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro B team FC Schalke have added Salman Manzur (205-PF-96) Salman Manzur is a 21 year old 205cm forward from Pakastin that has played in Germany in his young life. He comes from MTSV Friendsfactory Schwabing (Germany-Regionalliga) where last season he played 23 games averaging 11.7ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 46.7%, 3PT: 31.0%, FT: 69.4%. He also played for the team TS Longhorns Herzogenaurach (Germany-Regionalliga, He came to Germany at age 4 and now after many years in Bavaria will look to make the next step with FC Schalke. "He had a try out with us and he left a lasting impression. He is a talented player that wants to learn and develop further. He made good experiences in the Regionalliga and belonged to the top players on his team. He is a strong player and digs under the basket. But he is also dangerous from the mid distance and from outside. We hope that we have become more flexible in our different play choices", stressed head coach Raphael Wilder.

He started his basketball career in Germany in 2012 with the Nuernberger BC 2 (Germany-2.Regionalliga) and played also at BBC Bayreuth U19 team (Germany-NBBL). In 2013 he moved to MTSV Schwabing (Germany-Regionalliga) playing 15 games averaging 1.9ppg, and played also at Muenchen Nord U19 team (NBBL). In the 2014-2015 season he made the next step with MTSV Schwabing (Germany-Regionalliga) playing 21 games averaging 10.1ppg, 3.2rpg, FGP: 52.7%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 66.7%, played also at Muenchen Nord (Germany-NBBL). In the 2015-2016 season he once again improved his agme with MTSV Friendsfactory Schwabing (Germany-Regionalliga) playing 22 games averaging 15.2ppg, 7.3rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 52.0%, 3PT: 24.3%, FT: 62.5%.

Source:FC Schalke




Elijah Allen's Goal This Season Is To Prove That He Isn't In His Prime Yet And Feels There Is Always Room To Grow - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Elijah Allen (195-G/F-89, college: NW Missouri St.) is a 27 year old 195cm swing man from Columbus, Ohio that completed his first season with Gotha in the Pro A averaging 5,7ppg, 2,0rpg and shot 42,3% from outside. He is one of the few guys that has gone from the German Regionaliga to the BBL He played the last two seasons for Lich and last season played 27 games averaging 13.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.9apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 49.5%, 3PT: 36.2%, FT: 69.3%. He started his basketball career at NW Missouri St. (NCAA2) in 2007 where he played until 2011 playing a total of 103 NCAA games and as a senior played 26 games: 14.9ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.1apg, FG: 44.8%, 3Pts: 23.1%, FT: 74.8%. He came to Germany in 2012 and played his first two seasons for the VfB 1900 Giessen Pointers (Germany-Regionalliga) and in the 2013-2014 season played 26 games averaging 20.0ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.3apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 58.7%, 3PT: 30.7%, FT: 68.4%. In the 2014-2015 season for the Licher Basket Baeren he played 28 games: 10.4ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 54.9%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 72.2% He spoke to Eurobasket about basketball.

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

Thanks for the interview. I am currently home in Lollar, Germany. My summer has been great. I have been training hard, Watching a lot of game film and spending time with the family.


After reaching the EasyCredit BBL with Gotha, you and the team took a trip to Mallorca. How was that trip and what interesting story do you have from this experience with your teammates?

The trip to Mallorca was great. It was nice to have some off time to enjoy with the guys. I don't have anything really interesting to tell from the trip. It was just a great time and a moment that I will not forget.

I just read an interesting article about your career in the Maryville Daily Forum and the first line said 'You wouldn't even recognize'. At first I thought you meant your looks, but you meant your game. I looked at the college pic in the article and thought wow 'he has really held his own in the aging department. Sometimes all the game stress, family life put a toll on you, but nothing has affected you. What is your secret?


Haha I wouldn't say that. I have a few gray hairs now. I appreciate the compliment tho!


This is our seventh interview that we have done since November 2014. It is actually surprising that we hadn't done one already years earlier. Anyway time really flies and our first interview seems like ages ago. Do you feel like time has flown even quicker by the last three years compared to your first two seasons in the German Regionaliga?

To me I don't feel it went by so fast. Spending two years in Regionaliga and two in the Pro B while working on the side felt very long to me. It was a lot of work and stress. That is why having a successful season with the club moving up was a bittersweet feeling.

You stated in our last interview in May concerning the new season' I have no clue what the next step will be. I'm just thankful to be able to play the game I love. I will speak with my Agent over the next few weeks. I feel I can contribute and help a club with the right situation'. That was more than two months ago. Apparently you have had offers from the BBL and Pro A. Have you gone a different strategy this summer concerning your basketball future?

My main focus is finding the right situation for my career and family. The key for me is to be patient and trust my agent. I am confident that I will get signed soon.


August is around the corner and teams are slowly getting filled. What is the present status of your search. I am sure Gerrit at Scorer's First is doing all he can to place you in a good situation.

I have learned over the years that sometimes good things take time. I trust my agents judgement. In meantime I will keep working hard and stay ready.


Lich is history, but BBL team Giessen 46ers now will have a second team in the Pro B. Wouldn't this as an ex Giessen Pointer be a perfect situation to go back to your second home and be near that BBL atmosphere and practice with the team and give the kids on the Pro B team experience and mentorship?

It's unfortunate that Lich is not there anymore but I think it's great for the youth of Giessen that there is a team in Pro B in the area.


Any guy that helps a team move up to the EasyCredit BBL must be disappointed not to stay there. Did you get a response from Wolfgang Heyder of Ivan Pavic as to why they were planning without you?

At the end of the day it is a business. I wish the club and fans nothing but success going forward.


Does the fact that there is interest from BBL teams help erase the trust that Gotha must not have continued to have with you helping them in the BBL?

I have nothing against Gotha. I had a good time there. I am thankful for the opportunities I had there.


You must still follow what Gotha is doing with player personal. How have you seen their off season work. Do you feel like they will be able to survive in the EasyCredit BBL?

Gotha is a ambitious club. They signed young players that are hungry to prove themselves. Along with that the veterans Mitchell, Watts and Ohle have worked hard this past off-season. I think they will do just fine this year.


You will be turning 28 in September. You have seen much in your basketball career, but where do you currently see you in your development? Are you nearing your prime or are you there or will be there in 2-3 years?

I have grown a lot on and off the court and feel I have so much to prove still. Statistically I think I am better than what I showcased last season in Pro A. This upcoming season my goal is to prove that. I am not in my prime yet and feel there is always room to grow.


In that nice article you stated that you expanded your game in Europe and are a much better defender. How do you feel you would be as a player today had you not gone through your European transformation?

I don't think I would have a career in Europe if I didn't get better.


You stated in the last interview also 'Knowing your role and picking when to make plays was a challenge this season. Making the most out of your role is essential to team success. I'm very hungry and determined to prove that I can play on a high level night in and night out'. What else would you need to show at the BBL level?

I feel I have the tools to help any team. It's just about putting it all together and making the most of opportunity that is given.


You stated in our last interview in May concerning how you have become a better offensive player with Gotha 'The main thing that I have learned is spacing. Having good spacing makes the game so much easier. This summer I will spend time watching film and looking for ways to improve'. On what things have you been working on the last two months to make your game even better?

This summer I have focused on attacking the basket and working as a ball handler in pick and
roles. I showed that I shoot the ball. Now I want to show that I can do a lot more.


How does your summer work out schedule look like? With 2 kids now, are you still working as hard grinding like you did four years ago without kids or even toning it down a bit with age?

Weights and stretching everyday at 8am and at 9pm at night time I am in the gym conditioning and shooting. I have toned down a bit on running long distances. This schedule gives me enough off time to spend with the family while staying in shape.


I had no idea that you played in Ireland as a rookie. When you look back at that time what was your wake up call to being a rookie in Europe where you knew that you were far away from home?

Ireland was a great experience. I think the food and lifestyle was the biggest difference. It took some time to get used to things.


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

Very strong draft class. I think Luke Kennard will surprise some people in Detroit. He has the complete package.


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

I wasn't a fan of the Chris Paul trade. Harden and Paul are both players that need the ball a lot in there hands. I don't see it fitting well.


What was the last movie that you saw?

War for the planet of the Apes


Thanks Elijah for the chat.




Johnny Berhanemeskel (ex Araberri) agreed terms with Bremerhaven - by Eurobasket News

Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (BBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old Canadian guard Johnny Berhanemeskel (188-92, agency: Two Points). He played most recently at Araberri in Spanish LEB Gold. In 32 games he was second best scorer with impressive 18.9ppg and had 2.9rpg, 1.5apg and 1.2spg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Spanish LEB Gold All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Berhanemeskel played at TLU/Kalev in Estonian Alexela KML where in 39 games he was the best scorer with remarkable 20.5ppg and recorded 3.6rpg, 2.4apg and 1.0spg. Berhanemeskel helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Estonian League All-Imports Team and Honorable Mention. Berhanemeskel also played 14 games in Baltic League where he averaged high stats: 18.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.4apg and 1.3spg. It was a very successful season as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League Import Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team.
Berhanemeskel won OUA championship title in 2014.
He represented Canada at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 11.1ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 36.0%, 3PT: 39.2%, FT: 78.6%.
Berhanemeskel has played also professionally for other Canadian teams like Gee Gees, Marauders and Loyola H..

Eisbaeren Bremerhaven roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lars Wendt
Jordan Hulls
Johnny Berhanemeskel
David Brembly
Adrian Breitlauch

Forwards:
Fabian Bleck
Carl Baptiste
Dominique Johnson
Michael Kessens

Center:
Geoffrey Groselle

Coach: Sebastian Machowski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tekele Cotton (ex Ludwigsburg) agreed terms with Enisey - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarsk (VTB) inked 24-year old American guard Tekele Cotton (189-95kg-93, college: Wichita State). He has played for the last two years at MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg in German BBL league. In 23 games he recorded 9.1ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.4apg and 1.0spg last season. Cotton helped them to make it to the German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals. He also played 18 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 10.3ppg, 3.4rpg, 3.5apg and 1.4spg. Cotton contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements Cotton's team won MVC Regular Season in 2012, 2014 and 2015. He received also All-MVC Defensive Player of the Year award in 2014 and 2015 at his college time.
Cotton graduated from Wichita State in 2015 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

Enisey Krasnoyarsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasili Zavoruev
Zabian Dowdell
Denis Zakharov
Tekele Cotton
Sergey Mitusov

Forwards:
Aleksandr Pavlov
Suleiman Braimoh
Igor Kanygin

Center:
Octavius Ellis

Coach: Oleg Okulov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mitteldeutscher BC inks Lamont Jones, ex Mornar Bar - by Eurobasket News

Mitteldeutscher BC Weissenfels (BBL) agreed terms with 27-year old American point guard Lamont Jones (183-89kg-90, college: Iona, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He played last season at Mornar Bar in Montenegrin Erste Liga. Jones managed to play in three leagues last year. In 23 ABA League games he had 13.9ppg, 1.8rpg, 4.0apg and 1.0spg. He also played 8 games in Erste Liga where he recorded very impressive stats: 15.8ppg, 1.6rpg and 3.8apg. Jones helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Montenegrin League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. And finally he contributed to 13 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 13.1ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.2apg.
The previous (15-16) season Jones played at Lapuan_Korikobrat in Finnish Korisliiga. In 20 games he got remarkable 20.2ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.8apg and 1.3spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Jones' team won Montenegrin League Regular Season in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Montenegrin League Import Player of the Year in 2016.
Jones has played on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Japan (Kumamoto Vorters), Qatar (Al Rayyan) and Saudi Arabia (Al Nasr and Al Ittihad).
Jones attended Iona College until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Mitteldeutscher BC Weissenfels roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marcus Hatten
Malte Schwarz
Lamont Jones
Eimantas Stankevicius
Pancake Thomas

Forwards:
Djordje Pantelic
Sergio Kerusch
Till Gloger
Kruize Pinkins
Jonas Niedermanner

Centers:
Benedikt Turudic
Alexander Herrmann

Coach: Igor Jovovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Den Helder tabs Quinterian McConico - by Eurobasket News

The Bright Kings Den Helder (Eredivisie) inked American power forward Quinterian McConico (203-107kg, agency: Court Side). He just graduated from University of Alabama A&M (NCAA). McConico has played there for the last three years. In 28 games he averaged 14.1ppg and 7.4rpg last season.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
McConico won NJCAA D1 Region XXII championship title in 2014.

The Bright Kings Den Helder roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
LaVonte Dority

Forward:
Alex Laurent

Centers:
Tom Koopman
Dyon Halman
Quinterian McConico

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Alex Laurent (ex Amicale) joins Den Helder - by Eurobasket News

The Bright Kings Den Helder (Eredivisie) agreed terms with 24-year old Luxembourg international power forward Alex Laurent (198-93, agency: Court Side). He has played for the last eight seasons at Amicale in Luxembourg Total League. In 33 games he had 10.0ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.2apg last season. Laurent helped them to win the league title and the cup. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Luxembourg League All-Domestic Players Team.
He was selected to Luxembourg League All-Star Game in 2015.
Laurent has been also a member of Luxembourg international program for some years. He has regularly played for Luxembourg senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team in 2013.
Laurent represented Luxembourg at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: Score-2 (19.5ppg), 6.3rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 56.5%, 3PT: 52.2%, FT: 61.1%.

The Bright Kings Den Helder roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
LaVonte Dority

Forward:
Alex Laurent

Centers:
Tom Koopman
Dyon Halman

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Leiden signs Carrington Love, ex Kirchheim - by Eurobasket News

Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden (Eredivisie) signed 23-year old American guard Carrington Love (186-78kg-94, college: Green Bay). He played last season at VfL Kirchheim Knights in German ProA. In 37 games he had 14.0ppg, 4.3rpg, 6.9apg (leader !!!) and 2.2spg (in top 3). Love helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Guard of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team.
His college team won Horizon League Tournament in 2016.
Love graduated from University of Wisconsin - Green Bay in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jessey Voorn
Worthy de_Jong
Rens Butter
Carrington Love

Forwards:
Sergio de_Randamie
Mohamed Kherrazi
Floris Versteegh

Center:
Clayton Vette

Coach: Paul Vervaeck

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Oradea lands Obadiah Trotter - by Eurobasket News

CSM CSU Oradea (Liga Nationala) tabbed 33-year old Hungarian ex-international point guard Obadiah Trotter (188-85kg-84, college: Alabama A&M). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Trotter played most recently at Polski Cukier Torun in Polish PLK league. In 43 games he averaged 13.0ppg, 3.4rpg, 4.4apg and 1.4spg last season. He helped them to make it to the final.
Trotter ended the previous (2015-16) season at Enel Brindisi in Italian Serie A. But in 7 games he had just 1.9ppg. But the most of that year he spent at ASA Koroivos Amaliadas in Greek A1 where in 22 games he recorded 9.9ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.5apg and 1.0spg.
Among other achievements Trotter received Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Domestic Player of the Year award back in 2012.
He also represented Hungary at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 four years ago. His stats at that event were 2 games: 8.5ppg, 5.0rpg, 4.0apg, 1.5bpg.
Trotter is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Finland (Helsinki Seagulls), France (Etendard de Brest), Germany, Russia (BC Nizhny Novgorod and Zenit), Hungary (Szolnok) and Greece (KAO Dramas).
Trotter attended University of Alabama A&M until 2006 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A talented player with huge International experience. He's a good scorer, very mobile on the court, and knows how to involve all his teammates in the team's play.

CSM CSU Oradea roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Obadiah Trotter
Muhamed Pasalic
Andrei Mandache

Forward:
Goran Gajovic

Center:
Bogdan Tibirna

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Hungary roll over Slovakia twice - by Eurobasket News

Hungary beat Slovakia twice in a friendly series. They posted a 76-47 win in the opener and won 72-51 tonight. Hungary won the first period 20-13 and then added a 16-15 run in the second quarter. Moreover they posted a 17-12 rally in the third frame and finished the game with a 19-11 run. Szilard Benke (196-F-95) top-scored for the winners with 15 points, while Mathias Perl (188-G-89, agency: SportsVision-Service) notched 10. Kovacs delivered 9, whilst Janos Eilingsfeld (198-F/C-91) and David Vojvoda (196-G/F-90) notched 8 each. Andre Jones (191-G-90, college: Winthrop) nailed 12 and Peter Sedmak (207-F/C-85, agency: 011 Sports) ended up with 10 in a loss.


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Tobin Carberry (ex Thor Thorl) is a newcomer at Salon Vilpas - by Eurobasket News

Salon Vilpas Vikings (Korisliiga) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American guard Tobin Carberry (193-91, college: LIU Post, agency: HMS). He played most recently at Thor Thorl in Icelandic Dominos League. In 27 games he was third best scorer with impressive 27.7ppg and had 10.4rpg, 4.6apg and 1.4spg last season. Carberry helped them to win the Supercup. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Hottur (also in Dominos League) where in 22 games he was second best scorer with remarkable 28.2ppg and recorded 9.3rpg, 5.0apg and 2.3spg (in top 3). A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements Carberry received Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic D1 Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic D1 Import Player of the Year award in 2015.
He graduated from LIU - C.W.Post in 2013 and it is his fifth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Brose Baskets land Quincy Miller-Scott, ex Maccabi T-A - by Eurobasket News

Brose Baskets Bamberg (BBL) tabbed 25-year old American forward Quincy Miller-Scott (206-95kg-92, college: Baylor). He played most recently at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv in Israeli Winner League. In 11 games he averaged 7.4ppg and 3.0rpg last season. Miller-Scott helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 4 games in Euroleague where he had 7.0ppg and 3.3rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Miller-Scott played at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 12 KLS games he recorded 10.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.5apg, 1.2spg and 1.0bpg. Miller-Scott contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) (also twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Miller-Scott also played 24 games in Euroleague where he got 14.1ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.5bpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. A very impressive season as he was selected to Eurobasket.com Euroleague All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Miller-Scott also played 24 games in ABA League where he got 12.0ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.5apg and 1.6bpg. Miller-Scott also spent pre-season at the Nets in NBA that year.
In 2012 he was drafted by Drafted by? Denver Nuggets (NBA) in second round (38th overall). The former Baylor University standoutis in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Miller-Scott has played previously professionally in NBA (Detroit Pistons and Sacramento Kings) and NBA G League (Iowa Energy, Reno Bighorns and Grand Rapids Drive).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: (by Jonathan Wasserman for NBADraft.net in 2012)
Displays precise footwork, making every step a purposeful one ... Despite previous ACL surgery, Miller is a mobile athlete that can slip and slide off his defender. Not very impressive on the break and in the open floor ... He gets little elevation on his jump shot with a low release, leaving his three-point shots easier to contest
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Brose Baskets Bamberg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Richard Hickman
Nikolaos Zisis
Daniel Hackett
Bryce Taylor

Forwards:
Elias Harris
Jamil Wilson
Augustine Rubit
Luka Mitrovic
Quincy Miller-Scott

Coach: Andrea Trinchieri

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Xavier Thames (ex MZT Skopje) joins Bnei Hertzeliyya - by Nir Luna

Bnei Hertzeliyya (Winner League) agreed terms with 26-year old American guard Xavier Thames (191-86kg-91, college: San Diego State). He played last season at MZT Skopje in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga. Thames managed to play in three leagues last year. In 17 Prva Liga games he had 12.2ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.5apg. He also played 5 games in Eurocup where he recorded very impressive stats: 16.8ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.8apg and 1.0spg. And finally Thames contributed to 21 games in ABA League where he averaged 12.4ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.4apg and 1.1spg.
Thames won Macedonian League championship title and the Supercup. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-Macedonian League Honorable Mention in 2017.
The previous (15-16) season he played at another team Fort Wayne Mad Ants in U.S. NBA-G-League. In 48 games he got 8.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.0apg and 1.0spg.
Three years ago Thames was drafted by Toronto Raptors (NBA) in second round (59th overall). He attended San Diego State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Thames has played also professionally in Spain (Sevilla).

Bnei Hertzeliyya roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Dominique Archie
Halil Kanacevic
Alex Rosenberg
Shawn Dawson

Center:
Yariv Amiram

Coach: Mickey Gorke

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Alen Omic (ex Unicaja) to sign at Hapoel Jerusalem - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Jerusalem (Winner League) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old Slovenian international center Alen Omic (216-102kg-92). He played most recently at Unicaja in Spanish Liga Endesa. Omic managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 21 Liga Endesa games he recorded 6.4ppg and 5.2rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Omic also played 11 games in Eurocup where he averaged 6.4ppg and 5.5rpg. The other team he played shortly was Anadolu Efes in Turkish BSL. In 5 games he had 8.6ppg and 6.2rpg. Omic also played 17 games in Euroleague where he got just 2.9ppg and 1.5rpg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Among other achievements Omic's team won Slovenian Supercup in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup European Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Center of the Year award in 2016.
Omic has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Slovenian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Omic also represented Slovenia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.7ppg, 6.0rpg, FGP: 59.3%, FT: 44.4%.
Omic has played previously professionally also in Slovenia (Un.Olimpija and Zlatorog).

Hapoel Jerusalem roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Yotam Halperin
Yogev Ohayon
Curtis Jerrells
Jerome Dyson
Bar Timor

Forwards:
Lior Eliyahu
Tarence Kinsey

Centers:
Alen Omic
Richard Howell

Coach: Fotis Katsikaris

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Zach LeDay joins Galil Gilboa - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Galil Gilboa (Winner League) agreed terms with 23-year old American forward Zach LeDay (201-107kg-94, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management). He just graduated from Virginia Tech (NCAA). LeDay has played there for the last three years. In 33 games he had very impressive stats: 16.5ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.2apg and 1.0bpg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was named to ACC All-Tournament 2nd Team and All-ACC Honorable Mention.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

Hapoel Galil Gilboa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ezequiel Skverer
DAngelo Harrison
Joaquin Shuchman

Forwards:
Tal Karpels
Zach LeDay

Center:
Ben Altit

Coach: Ariel Beit-Halamy

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Roi Huber agreed terms with Maccabi Haifa - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Hunter Haifa (Winner League) strengthened their roster with addition of 20-year old point guard Roi Huber (188-97) from Hapoel Holon. In 35 Winner League games he recorded 3.3ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.6apg last season. He helped them to win the regular season.
The previous (15-16) season Huber played at Hasharon (National League) where in 26 games he averaged 10.7ppg, 3.3rpg, 5.3apg and 1.0spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Israeli National League All-Star Game.
He represented Israel at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) this year.
Huber has played previously for Hapoel Kfar Saba.

Maccabi Hunter Haifa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dagan Yavzuri
Luke Martinez
Roi Huber

Forwards:
Willy Workman
Oz Blayzer
Netanel Artzi

Center:
Daniel Koperberg

Coach: Ofer Rahimi

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Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv bring back Zoosman - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) landed 19-year old swingman Yovel Zoosman (199-98). It is actually his comeback to Tel-Aviv as he has played here before. Zoosman played most recently at Maccabi Raanana in the National League. In 28 games he averaged 11.7ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.3apg and 1.8spg last season. Zoosman helped them to win the regular season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Zoosman played at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv. But in 8 Winner League games he had just 0.5ppg. He also played 1 game in Euroleague, but he did not score anything.
Despite young age Zoosman had impressive career. He received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Division B 1st Team award back in 2014.
He represented Israel at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) this year. Zoosman's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 7 games: 16.3ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.9apg, Steals-5 (1.9spg), FGP: 54.2%, 3PT: 42.5%, FT: 61.1%.

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michael Roll
DeAndre Kane
Pierre Jackson
John DiBartolomeo
Yovel Zoosman

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

Center:
Alex Tyus

Coach: Neven Spahija

By Eurobasket Data Center

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EA7 Armani signs Marco Cusin - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) signed 32-year old international center Marco Cusin (211-109kg-85, agency: Interperformances). He played last season at Scandone Avellino (Serie A). In 32 games he had 4.6ppg and 4.9rpg. Cusin helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. Cusin also played 12 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 5.2ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.3bpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Vanoli Cremona. In 33 Serie A games he averaged 9.4ppg and 5.7rpg. Cusin contributed to his team making it to the Italian Cup Semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Italian Supercup in 2015. Cusin was also voted Eurobasket.com Italian SerieA All-Domestic Players Team back in 2012.
He has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. Cusin has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2004 and previously for U20 National Team between 2003 and 2005.
He also represented Italy at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 2.6ppg, 2.3rpg.
Cusin has played previously for seven other teams: MIA-RO Cantu, VL Pesaro, Alma Trieste, Fabriano, Banco di Srd, Kleb Basket Ferrara and Fabriano.
He could be described: Can play the 4 and the 5 positions, runs well the court, passes the ball well; has the athletic skills to become a star player in a year or two, but needs to improve defensively and to add experience and playing time;.

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dairis Bertans
Jordan Theodore
Andrew Goudelock

Forwards:
Vladimir Micov
Amath M'Baye
Cory Jefferson

Centers:
Marco Cusin
Patric Young
Kaleb Tarczewski

Coach: Simone Pianigiani

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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Salerno signs Onorio Petrazzuoli - by Eurobasket News

Virtus Arechi Salerno (Serie B) signed 29-year old guard Onorio Petrazzuoli (193-73kg-88) from Campli Basket. In 18 Serie B games he had 6.2ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg last season.
Petrazzuoli has played previously for three other teams: Napoli Basket, Molfetta and Venafro.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Scafati lands Anthony Miles, ex Polpharma - by Eurobasket News

Givova Scafati Basket (Serie A2) tabbed 28-year old American point guard Anthony Miles (185-89, college: Lamar). He played most recently at Polpharma in Polish PLK league. In 33 games he averaged impressive 15.3ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.8apg and 1.4spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Miles played at VEF Riga in Latvian LBL where in 14 games he had 4.5ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.0apg. He helped them to make it to the final. Miles also played 8 games in VTB United League where he recorded 6.9ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.9apg. He also spent pre-season at CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu in Romanian Liga Nationala that year. In 5 games he got 11.4ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.2apg and 1.4spg. Miles also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 14.5ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.5apg and 2.0spg.
Among other achievements his college team won Southland Conference Tournament in 2012. Miles received also Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Honorable Mention award in 2015.
He has played previously professionally in Holland (Rotterdam) and Ukraine (Halychyna).
Miles attended Lamar University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

Givova Scafati Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gabriele Spizzichini
Anthony Miles
Marco Santiangeli
Gabriele Romeo
Emanuele Trapani

Forwards:
Marco Ammannato
Alex Ranuzzi
Nicholas Crow
Brandon Sherrod

Centers:
Vincenzo Pipitone
Andrea Antonaci

Coach: Giovanni Perdichizzi

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Fiat Torino adds Mbakwe to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Fiat Torino (Serie A) added to their roster 28-year old Nigerian international power forward Trevor Mbakwe (207-111kg-89, college: Minnesota, agency: Pensack Sports). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Mbakwe played last season at Zenit in Russian VTB league. In 12 Eurocup games he recorded 4.5ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. Mbakwe also played 26 games in VTB United League where he averaged 4.3ppg and 3.9rpg. He also spent pre-season at Unicaja Malaga (Liga Endesa) in Spanish league that year.
Mbakwe has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
He also represented Nigeria at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. But his stats at that event were not that impressive as he did not score anything.
Mbakwe has played also professionally in Germany (Brose Baskets), Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv) and Italy (Roma Virtus).
He attended University of Minnesota until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Fiat Torino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Davide Parente
Diante Garrett

Forwards:
Antonio Iannuzzi
Durand Scott

Center:
Trevor Mbakwe

Coach: Luca Banchi

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Francesco Cinalli is a newcomer at Porto S.Elpidio - by Eurobasket News

Malloni Basket Porto S.Elpidio (Serie B) strengthened their roster with addition of 20-year old swingman Francesco Cinalli (194-97). The last time (12-15) he played at the junior team of Proger BLS Chieti in Italian Serie B. Cinalli has played there for the last three years.

Malloni Basket Porto S.Elpidio roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andrea Maggiotto
Stefano Cernivani
Francesco Cinalli

Forward:
Diego Torresi

Center:
Simone Zanotti

Coach: Massimiliano Domizioli

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Treviso Basket lands John Brown - by Eurobasket News

De Longhi Treviso Basket 2012 (Serie A2) landed 25-year old American forward John Brown (203-93kg-92, college: High Point) from Roma Virtus. In 34 Serie A2 games in Italy he averaged impressive 19.9ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.8apg and 1.9spg (in top 3) last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
Brown has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements his team won Big South Conference Regular Season in 2016. Brown received also All-Big South Conf. Player of the Year award and All-Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Year award in 2016 at his college time.
Brown graduated from High Point University in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

De Longhi Treviso Basket 2012 roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Matteo Imbro
Matteo Fantinelli
Gherardo Sabatini

Forwards:
John Brown
Michele Antonutti

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Porto S.Elpidio keeps Balilli for another season - by Eurobasket News

Malloni Basket Porto S.Elpidio (Serie B) re-signed Niccolo Balilli. He played there last season. But in 10 Serie B games he averaged just 0.3ppg.

Malloni Basket Porto S.Elpidio roster for 2017-2018:

Andrea Maggiotto
Simone Zanotti
Stefano Cernivani
Francesco Cinalli
Diego Torresi
Niccolo Balilli

Coach: Massimiliano Domizioli

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Costa d'Orlando signs Salvatore Forte - by Eurobasket News

Costa d'Orlando (Serie B) signed 22-year old guard Salvatore Forte (194-95). He played most recently at Scafati Cesarano in Italian Serie C Silver. In four Serie B games he had 8.8ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.8apg in 2015-16 season. Forte also played that season for Ambalt Recanati (Serie A2). But in 12 games he recorded just 0.8ppg.
He was a member of Italian U20 National Team in 2014.
Forte has played previously for two other teams: Roma S.Azzurra and CZG Veroli.

Costa d'Orlando roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andrea Sorrentino
Salvatore Forte
Luca Munastra

Forward:
David Paunovic

Center:
Giuseppe Caronna

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Danilo Errera is a newcomer at Teramo - by Eurobasket News

Basket Teramo 2015 (Serie B) added to their roster Danilo Errera, agency: Octagon Europe. He played most recently at Fortituto Kontatto Bologna in the Serie A2. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.

Basket Teramo 2015 roster for 2017-2018:

Victorio Gustavo Musso
Giacomo Cicognani
Valerio Staffieri
Edoardo Piccinini
Danilo Errera

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Fabriano keeps Quercia for another season - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Janus Basket Fabriano re-signed experienced 37-year old forward Sergio Quercia (192-80). He has played there for the last two seasons.
The previous (14-15) season he played at Basket Tolentino (Serie C).
Quercia has spent his entire career in Italy playing for two other teams: Marzocca and Matelica.
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Fabriano.

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Enel Brindisi welcomes back Giuri - by Eurobasket News

Enel Basket Brindisi (Serie A) inked 29-year old guard Marco Giuri (194-90kg-88). It is actually his comeback to Brindisi as he has played here before. Giuri was about to sign at JuveCaserta (Serie A). He has played there for the last three years. The last season Giuri played also at Juvecaserta where in 30 Serie A games he averaged 6.5ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.5apg and 1.1spg.
Giuri's team won Italian LNP Cup in 2015.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 3.8ppg, 2.4rpg.
Giuri has played previously for eight other teams: Libertas Liburnia, Verona, Enel Brindisi, Vigevano, Jesi, Siena Virtus, Sutor Montegranaro and Novipiu Casale.
His game is described as: A big sized PG who can spend time also at the SG. Knows yet how to read the game and how to punish any opponents' mistake, can score in various ways, even if he's yet working to add a reliable outside shot.

Enel Basket Brindisi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Milenko Tepic
Marco Giuri
Anthony Barber

Forward:
Obinna Oleka

Coach: Sandro Dell Agnello

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Andre Jones (ex Prievidza) is a newcomer at Fiat Torino - by Eurobasket News

Fiat Torino (Serie A) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old American (has also Slovakian passport) guard Andre Jones (191-88kg-90, college: Winthrop). He played most recently at BC Prievidza in Slovakian SBL league. Jones managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 48 SBL games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.0ppg, 4.9rpg, 3.1apg and 1.5spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League Import Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team. Jones also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 14.1ppg, 3.9rpg, 4.0apg and 1.3spg. And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 12.5ppg, 6.5rpg and 4.5apg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Jones spent at Vita Tbilisi in Georgian league. In 13 VTB United League games he was fifth best scorer with 13.9ppg and got 4.1rpg and 3.7apg. The other team Jones played that season for was Abejas in Mexican LNBP. In 12 games he got remarkable 20.1ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.3spg.
Jones is a very experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America) in four different countries. Jones has played previously professionally in Finland (BC Nokia), Sweden (Sodertalje Kings), United Kingdom (Newcastle Eagles) and NBA G League (Erie Bay Hawks).
He attended Winthrop University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

Fiat Torino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Davide Parente
Diante Garrett
Andre Jones

Forwards:
Antonio Iannuzzi
Durand Scott

Center:
Trevor Mbakwe

Coach: Luca Banchi

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Elijah Johnson (ex Istanbulspor) joins Vanoli Cremona - by Eurobasket News

Vanoli Cremona (Serie A2) agreed terms with 27-year old American guard Elijah Johnson (192-88kg-90, college: Kansas). He played last season at Istanbulspor in Turkish TBL league. Johnson managed to play in five leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 13 TBL games he had very impressive stats: 22.2ppg, 5.7rpg, 4.2apg and 1.5spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TBL Honorable Mention. He also played that season for s Oliver Baskets in German BBL where in only one game he recorded 6 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists and 1 steal. Johnson also spent pre-season at Hapoel Tel Aviv (Winner League) in Israel that year. He was also tried-out by Cibona in Croatian A1. The team played in three different competitions that year, and Johnson had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In four A1 games he averaged 11.5ppg, 1.3rpg, 4.8apg and 1.0spg. He also played 9 games in ABA League where he got 9.3ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.9apg. Johnson also played 5 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 9.2ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.8apg.
Johnson has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his college team won Big 12 Tournament in 2010, 2011 and 2013.
Johnson has played also professionally in Greece (Panelefsiniakos) and Poland (Anwil and Rosa).
He attended University of Kansas until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.
On Johnson: An explosive guard who can play either one or two guard spots. Can get to the basket, yet has solid range from beyond the arc… Has an above average vertical leap, making him one of few guards that can finish plays above the rim.

Vanoli Cremona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Drake Diener
Travis Diener
Marco Portannese
Elijah Johnson
Michele Ruzzier

Forward:
Giulio Gazzotti

Coach: Romeo Sacchetti

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Matera welcomes back Migliori - by Eurobasket News

Bawer Olimpia Matera (Serie B) inked experienced 35-year old naturalized Argentinian swingman Franco Migliori (199-96kg-82). It is actually his comeback to Matera as he has played here before. Migliori played most recently at Dynamic Venafro in the Serie B. In 12 games he averaged impressive 19.2ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.3apg and 1.6spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Migliori played at Basket Barcellona (Serie A2) where in 21 games he had 13.8ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.4apg.
Migliori's team made it to the Italian Lega Due Cup final in 2012.
He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Migliori has played previously professionally also in Argentina (GECR Indalo, Boca Juniors, Independiente General Pico, Libertad Sunchales and Sarmiento-Casinos Gala Resistencia Chaco) and Italy (Juvecaserta, Grissin Bon RE, Jesi, BancaTercas and CZG Veroli).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Matera.
Migliori's game is described as: A very active combo guard, who can spend time in the 2 and the 3 positions, with hustle and defensive mentality. Can be very effective at the offensive side, thanks to his good outside shooting and his ability to drive to the basket.

Bawer Olimpia Matera roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marcello Cozzoli
Leonardo Battistini
Samuele Pasqualini

Forward:
Franco Migliori

Center:
Nicolo Ravazzani

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USE Basket inks Valerio Marsili - by Eurobasket News

USE Basket Empoli (Serie B) signed 30-year old power forward Valerio Marsili (200-87) from BPC Virtus TSB Cassino. In 34 Serie B games he had 3.9ppg and 3.6rpg last season.
Marsili ended the previous (2015-16) season at Unieuro Forli where in 15 Serie B games he recorded just 2.3ppg and 3.5rpg. Marsili helped them to win the group title (twice) and the cup (also twice). But the most of that year he spent at Balletti Park Hotel Viterbo. In 23 Serie B games he averaged 11.2ppg, 10.6rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3spg. Marsili contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league.
He was a member of Italian U18 National Team back in 2004.
Marsili has played previously for five other teams: Jesi, CZG Veroli, Luiss, Rieti and Pavia.

USE Basket Empoli roster for 2017-2018:

Valerio Marsili
Stefano Poti
Gianni Terrosi
Daniele Sesoldi
Filippo Giannini
Marco Giancarli
Alessandro Antonini
Lorenzo Raffaelli

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Banco di Srd lands Andrea Picarelli - by Eurobasket News

Banco di Sardegna Sassari (Serie A) landed 21-year old shooting guard Andrea Picarelli (196-SG-96, agency: Octagon Europe). He has played for the last three years at Termoforgia Aurora Jesi in the Serie A2. But in 29 games he averaged just 1.7ppg last season.
Picarelli represented Italy at the World Championships U19 in Heraklion (Greece) two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 5.4ppg, 1.7rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 31.3%, 3PT: 29.6%, FT: 50.0%.
Picarelli has played previously for Armani Milano.

Banco di Sardegna Sassari roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Wiliam Hatcher
Rok Stipcevic
Marco Spissu
Levi Randolph
Andrea Picarelli

Forwards:
Jonathan Tavernari
Achille Polonara
Dyshawn Pierre
Shawn Jones
Giacomo DeVecchi
Scott Bamforth

Center:
Darko Planinic

Coach: Federico Pasquini

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Crema signs Massimiliano Ferraro - by Eurobasket News

Erogasmet Crema (Serie B) signed 19-year old small forward Massimiliano Ferraro (98). He has played for the last two seasons at Alma Trieste in the Serie A2. Serie A2 was a little too high level for him, where in 16 games he had just 1.4ppg last season. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Ferraro helped his team to make it to the Serie A2 Final in 2017.

Erogasmet Crema roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andrea Dagnello
Michele Peroni
Francesco Paolin

Forwards:
Giovanni Poggi
Massimiliano Ferraro

Center:
Eugenio Amanti

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Ozzano keeps Agusto for another season - by Eurobasket News

New Flying Balls Ozzano dell Emilia (Serie C Gold) re-signed 29-year old forward Giovanni Agusto (200-145kg-88, agency: Octagon Europe). He played there last season. He helped them to make it to the group final after they ended regular season as second best team.
Agusto represented Italy at the 3x3 European Championship two years ago.
He has played previously for four other teams: Kleb Basket Ferrara, Cento, Mantova and Ferrara.

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

Guards:
Nunzio Corcelli
Mario Chiusolo
Aaron Lalanne
Mattia Masre

Forwards:
Luigi Dordei
Aldo Martini
Giovanni Agusto
Marco Morara
Francesco Magagnoli

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Salerno tabs Gianmarco Leggio - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Virtus Arechi Salerno inked 23-year old forward Gianmarco Leggio (202-96kg-94) from Ambrosia Lions Bisceglie. In 37 Serie B games he averaged 9.5ppg and 5.1rpg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season Leggio played at Termoforgia Aurora Jesi (Serie A). But in 14 games he had just 1.9ppg.
Leggio has played previously for two other teams: Enel Brindisi and Monteroni.
His game is described as: A solid PF with yet nice upside. Can spend some time at center position, if needed.

Virtus Arechi Salerno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Onorio Petrazzuoli
Marco Cucco

Forward:
Gianmarco Leggio

Center:
Paolo Paci

Coach: Antonio Paternoster

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Giulianova keeps Di Diomede for another season - by Eurobasket News

Etomilu Giulianova (Serie B) re-signed 20-year old forward Simone Di Diomede (198-97). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 28 Serie B games he averaged just 2.5ppg and 2.3rpg last season.

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Valdiceppo adds Mobio to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Basket Academy Valdiceppo Perugia (Serie B) added to their roster 20-year old small forward Joseph Mobio (199-97) from Roma S.Azzurra. In 19 Serie B games he recorded 3.1ppg and 2.7rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Mobio played at Germani (Serie A). But in three games he averaged just 0.7ppg.
He won Italian Serie A2 championship title in 2016.

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Dolomiti Energia Trento tabs Jorge Gutierrez - by Eurobasket News

Dolomiti Energia Trento (Serie A) inked 29-year old Mexican international guard Jorge Gutierrez (190-88kg-88, college: California). He played most recently at Trabzonspor in Turkish BSL league. In 20 games he averaged 9.4ppg, 4.5rpg, 5.4apg (top 4) and 1.6spg last season. Gutierrez also spent pre-season at the Nets in NBA that year.
In 2012 he was drafted by Canton Charge (D-League) in second round (26th overall).
Gutierrez attended University of California and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements his team won Pac-10 Regular Season in 2010. Gutierrez received also Latinbasket.com All-Centrobasket 1st Team award in 2016.
He has been also a member of Mexican international program for some years. Gutierrez has regularly played for Mexican senior team since 2013 and previously for University National Team back in 2011.
He also represented Mexico at the Centrobasket in Panama City (Panama) last year. Gutierrez's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 6 games: 12.2ppg, 5.3rpg, 3.5apg, Steals-5 (1.7spg), FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 23.1%, FT: 75.0%.
Gutierrez has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Gutierrez has played previously professionally in Serbia (Partizan), NBA (Milwaukee Bucks, Phi.76ers and Charlotte Hornets) and Mexico (Pioneros).
His game is described as: A versatile guard who can play several positions on the court. He is a very good defender, even on taller opponents, and has great leadership on the court. His winning mentality can be contagious for teammates.

Dolomiti Energia Trento roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Joao Gomes
Jorge Gutierrez
Dominique Sutton
Shavon Shields

Forwards:
Ojars Silins
Chane Behanan
Luca Conti

Coach: Maurizio Buscaglia

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Vanoli Cremona are considering to add Matt Howard to their roster, ex Strasbourg - by Eurobasket News

Vanoli Cremona (Serie A2) is about to sign 28-year old American forward Matt Howard (203-102kg-89, college: Butler) who played last time at Strasbourg IG Basket in France. Howard has played there for the last three years. In 40 ProA games he had 6.2ppg and 4.4rpg last season. Howard helped them to make it to the final. He also played 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 8.5ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.0apg.
Howard has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention in 2016.
Howard has played also professionally in Germany (EnBW Ludwigsburg and ratiopharm Ulm) and Greece (Olympiacos).
He attended Butler University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.
Howard could be described: A solid player with a great presence on the court (he excels in intangibles..) and that husling mentality tha could allow him a great European career. He doesn' t fear any opponent and knows how to score inside and to grab rebounds. Needs to add a reliable outside shot to make the definitive transition to the forward position.

Vanoli Cremona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Drake Diener
Travis Diener
Marco Portannese
Elijah Johnson
Michele Ruzzier

Forward:
Giulio Gazzotti

Coach: Romeo Sacchetti

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Francesco Ramenghi is a newcomer at Pallacanestro Milano 1958 - by Eurobasket News

Pallacanestro Milano 1958 (Serie C Gold) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old power forward Francesco Ramenghi (209-92). He has played for the last three years at Roma Luiss in the Serie B. In 27 games he recorded 11.8ppg, 6.6rpg and 2.0apg last season. Serie C Gold will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Ramenghi represented Italy at the Albert Schweitzer International Tournament in Mannheim (Unofficial World Championships U18) seven years ago.
He has played previously for five other teams: Mens Sana 1871 Siena, Perugia, Roma S.Azzurra, Quid CUS Siena and Val di Ceppo.

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Nicola Savoldelli agreed terms with Rieti - by Eurobasket News

NPC Rieti (Serie A2) inked 20-year old point guard Nicola Savoldelli (185-77kg-97, agency: Octagon Europe). He played most recently at Gessi Valsesia Basket in the Serie B. In 28 games he recorded 10.2ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.7apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Savoldelli played at Blu Basket Gruppo Remer Treviglio (Serie A). But in 23 games he averaged just 1.3ppg.
He represented Italy at the World Championships U17 in Dubai (UAE) three years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 3.7ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.4apg.
Savoldelli has played previously for three other teams: Bergamo, Roma S.Azzurra and CZG Veroli.

NPC Rieti roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marcos Casini
Norman Hassan
Claudio Tommasini
Nicola Savoldelli

Forward:
Giovanni Carenza

Center:
Angelo Gigli

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Joel Wright (ex Al Ahli Jeddah) joins Aalstar - by Greg

Crelan Okapi Aalstar (Euromillions League) agreed terms with 27-year old American (has also Jamaican passport) forward Joel Wright (201-102kg-90, college: Texas State at San Marcos). He played last season at Al Ahli Jeddah in Saudi Arabian SBL league. In 14 games he had very impressive stats: 29.1ppg, 13.8rpg and 1.8apg. Wright helped them to make it to the Saudi Arabia Prince Faisal bin Fahed Cup final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Saudi Arabian SBL Honorable Mention.
He attended Texas State at San Marcos until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

Crelan Okapi Aalstar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Wesley Channels
Olivier Troisfontaines
Vernon Taylor
Sam Hemeleers

Forwards:
Bill Amis
Joel Wright

Coach: Jean-Marc Jaumin

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Marc Trasolini (ex Nancy) is a newcomer at Levanga Hokkaido Sapporo - by Eurobasket News

Levanga Hokkaido Sapporo (B League) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old Canadian-Italian power forward Marc Trasolini (206-109kg-90, college: Santa Clara). He played most recently at Sluc Nancy Basket Pro in French ProA. In 32 games he recorded 12.2ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1spg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Trasolini played at BCC Corvengenze Agropoli in Italian Serie A2 where in 33 games he was third best scorer with impressive 21.1ppg and had 9.5rpg (#5 in the league), 1.3apg, 1.0spg and 1.3bpg. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team.
Among other achievements Trasolini's team made it to the WCC Tournament Semifinals in 2009 and 2011.
He represented Canada at the CBI Championship Winner four years ago.
Trasolini has played also professionally for other Italian teams like VL Pesaro and Scandone Avellino.
He attended Santa Clara University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: "Marc is a fierce competitor," said Santa Clara head coach Kerry Keating. "He is a physical post player and a good athlete who has a knack for rebounding and blocking shots.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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SeaHorses tab Daniel Orton, ex Hitech - by Eurobasket News

SeaHorses Mikawa (B League) inked 27-year old American forward Daniel Orton (208-116kg-90, college: Kentucky). He played in the summer at Hitech in Thailand TBL league. Orton managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 19 TBL games he averaged 14.6ppg, 9.4rpg, 2.2apg, 1.1spg and 1.2bpg. The last season he played at Champville in Lebanese Pepsi LBL where in four games he had 14.0ppg, 10.0rpg, 3.3apg and 2.3bpg. Orton also played that season for GS Kymis in Greek A1. In 12 games he recorded 9.3ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.7apg and 1.0bpg. He also spent pre-season at Mayrouba (Pepsi LBL) in Lebanon that year.
In 2010 Orton was drafted by Orkando Magic (NBA) in first round (29th overall). He attended University of Kentucky and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Orton won NBA Northwest Division championship title in 2013. He received also USBasket.com All-D-League Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
Orton is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to six different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Orton has played previously professionally in China (Hunan), Mexico (Fuerza Regia), Philippines (Star Hotshots), Puerto Rico (Leones), NBA (Washington Wizards) and NBA G League (Maine Red Claws and Grand Rapids Drive).
His game is described as: (by Borko Popic for NBADraft.net in 2010)
An intriguing big with a next level body and an extremely long wingspan … He has a wide and developed frame and has the potential to add further mass … A deceptive athlete, he gets off the ground well and sneaks up on people thanks to his length … Physically, he has all the tools to be an inside force in the future. Very careless with the ball, he makes poor decisions and throws it away very frequently … He tries to make passes that have no chance of finding the target
.

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Diamond Dolphins ink Craig Brackins - by Eurobasket News

Nagoya Diamond Dolphins (B League) agreed terms with 30-year old American power forward Craig Brackins (208-104kg-87, college: Iowa State) from Shiga L-Stars. In 31 B League games in Japan he had 14.9ppg, 7.5rpg and 1.4apg last season.
The previous (2016) summer Brackins played at Chongqing Sanhai Lanling in Chinese CBA where in 30 games he recorded very impressive stats: 20.6ppg, 14.6rpg, 3.0apg, 1.2spg and 1.2bpg in 2016 season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese NBL Honorable Mention.
In 2010 he was drafted by Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA) in first round (21st overall). Brackins attended Iowa State and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
He was voted All-Big 12 1st Team back in 2009 at his college time.
Brackins represented USA at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) eight years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 7.1ppg, 6.0rpg, FGP: 57.7%, 3PT: 29.4%, FT: 62.5%.
Brackins is quite experienced player. He has played in seven different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Brackins has played previously professionally in Israel (Maccabi Ashdod), Italy (Angelico Biella and Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria), Poland (Stelmet), Turkey (Eskisehir Basket), NBA (New Orleans Pelicans and Phi.76ers), D-League (Springfield A.) and NBA G League (Los Angeles D-Fenders and Maine Red Claws).
He could be described: (by Jonathan Wasserman for NBADraft.net in 2010)
A long, versatile and athletic big man, Brackins is an excellent offensive player who can score in a variety of ways ... He has very solid footwork in the post, which allows him to create separation, and with his length and feel for the game he finds ways to knock down shots in different fashion.
Too often he settles for fadeaway shots instead of using his superior size, strength and talent to overpower opponents in one on one situations
.

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Josh Harrellson agreed terms with Hitachi Sunrockers - by Eurobasket News

Hitachi SunRockers Tokyo-Shibuya (B League) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old American forward Josh Harrellson (208-120kg-89, college: Kentucky) from Osaka Evessa. In 60 B League games in Japan he recorded very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 11.6rpg (#3 in the league), 1.6apg and 1.9bpg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Japanese B League All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout.
The previous (15-16) season Harrellson played at VEF Riga in Latvian LBL where in 26 games he averaged 10.6ppg, 7.3rpg and 1.5bpg. He helped them to make it to the final. Harrellson also played 17 games in VTB United League where he had 11.4ppg, 7.8rpg, 1.2spg and 1.2bpg. Harrellson also spent pre-season at the Wizards in NBA that year.
In 2011 he was drafted by New Orleans Hornets (NBA) in second round (45th overall). The former University of Kentucky standoutis in his seventh season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Harrellson's team won Puerto Rico Cano Jirao Cup in 2013. He received also Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese NBL Player of the Year award and Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese NBL Import Player of the Year award back in 2013.
Thanks to Harrellson's pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Harrellson has played previously professionally in NBA (Houston Rockets, Detroit Pistons, Miami Heat and New York Knicks), Puerto Rico (Brujos) and China (Fly Dragons).

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Hilton Armstrong signs at Ryukyu Golden Kings Okinawa - by Eurobasket News

Ryukyu Golden Kings Okinawa (B League) landed 33-year old American center Hilton Armstrong (210-107kg-84, college: Connecticut) from Chiba Jets. In 60 B League games in Japan he averaged 10.2ppg, 7.8rpg, 1.7apg, 1.1spg and 1.4bpg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Japanese B League All-Star Game.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Armstrong spent at Denizli Basket in Turkish TBL where in 32 games he had 13.9ppg, 11.0rpg (#3 in the league), 2.1apg and 2.4bpg. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TBL Defensive Player of the Year, Center of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Armstrong also played that season for Demir IBB in Turkish BSL. In four games he recorded 5.3ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.0apg.
In 2006 Armstrong was drafted by New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (NBA) in first round (12th overall). The former University of Connecticut staris in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Armstrong is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in six different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Armstrong has played previously professionally in China (Changsha Bank), France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket), Greece (Panathinaikos), NBA (New Orleans Pelicans, Atlanta Hawks, Golden State Warriors and Washington Wizards), Turkey (Besiktas) and NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: (by Bobby Palumbi for NBADraft.net in 2006)
A legitimate 6'11 big man with a wingspan that allows him to play bigger Big time shot blocker, especially in transition ... Athletic and strong, he can run the floor well and play above the rim ... Great hands, catches everything and rebounds well ... Very good rebounding technique ... Good passer, has the ability to make the necessary pass from the low post Very good at put-backs and cleaning up the glass ...
Below average court awareness, gets caught making mistakes in defensive switch-offs Plays inconsistent on the offensive end, his confidence seems to get shaken if he's not making his shots
.

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Astana keeps Kolesnikov for another season - by Eurobasket News

BK Astana (National League) re-signed 29-year old former Kazakhstani international swingman Anatoly Kolesnikov (200-93kg-88, college: Nicholls State). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Australian passport. Kolesnikov has played there for the last five seasons. In 6 FIBA Europe Cup games he recorded 6.5ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.0spg in 2015-16 season. Kolesnikov also played 19 games in VTB United League where he averaged 5.2ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.0spg. Kolesnikov played in the final of Kazakhstan League.
Among other achievements he received Asia-Basket.com All-Kazakhstan League Honorable Mention award in 2015.
Kolesnikov also represented Kazakhstan at the Asian Championships in Changsha-Hunan (China) two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 11.0ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 41.3%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 65.5%.
Kolesnikov has played also professionally for other Australian teams like Kings and Norths Soul Sports Bears.
He attended Nicholls State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

BK Astana roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Hordur Vilhjalmsson
Anatoly Kolesnikov
Anthony Clemmons

Forward:
Ike_Joseph Udanoh

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Kauhajoki adds Edwin to their roster, ex Sigal Prishtina - by Eurobasket News

Karhu Kauhajoki (Korisliiga) added to their roster 26-year old American guard Fuquan Edwin (198-98kg-91, college: Seton Hall, agency: Pensack Sports). He played last season at Sigal Prishtina in Kosovan SuperLeague. In 10 games he recorded 10.1ppg and 2.1rpg. Edwin helped them to win the cup. He also played that season for Cairns Taipans in Australian NBL where in 20 games he averaged 8.1ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.0apg.
Three years ago Edwin was drafted by Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League) in first round (15th overall).
The former Seton Hall University standoutis in his fourth season in pro basketball.
Edwin has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
He was voted All-Big East Defensive Player of the Year back in 2014 at his college time.
Edwin is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit four different continents. Edwin tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America, Australia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Israel (Ironi Nes Ziona), Venezuela (Guaros), NBA (San Antonio Spurs) and Italy (The Flexx Pistoia).
On Edwin: A very good defender with great athletic skills, has improved his offensive ability and seems ready for top leagues.

Karhu Kauhajoki roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Fuquan Edwin
Henri Kantonen
Marcus Allen
Valtteri Pihlajamaki
Jussi Myllyniemi

Forwards:
Flenard Whitfield
Perttu Salmi

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Obras Basket signs Maurice Kemp, ex Tadamon - by Eurobasket News

Obras Basket Buenos Aires (LigaA) signed 26-year old American forward Maurice Kemp (203-91, college: E.Carolina, agency: Duran International). He played last season at Tadamon in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. In 28 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 23.4ppg and averaged 8.3rpg, 1.7apg and 1.9spg (in top 5). A very impressive season as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Kemp played at AVIS UTILITAS Rapla in Estonian Alexela KML where in 18 games he was third best scorer with remarkable 18.6ppg and had 8.9rpg (#4 in the league), 1.5apg, 1.4spg and 1.2bpg. Kemp also played 1 game in Baltic League where he recorded 13 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks. The other team Kemp played that season for was Enosi Kalathosfairisis Kavalas in Greek A2. In 11 games he got 7.6ppg and 4.2rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Kemp was voted Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League Forward of the Year in 2016.
He has played previously professionally in Hungary (Alba) and NBA G League (Canton Charge).
Kemp attended East Carolina University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Obras Basket Buenos Aires roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tomas Zanzottera
Quinton Campbell

Forward:
Maurice Kemp

Center:
Valdelicio Joaquim

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Tartu Ulikool lands Vytenis Cizauskas, ex Vytautas - by Janar

Tartu Ulikool (Alexela KML) tabbed 25-year old Lithuanian shooting guard Vytenis Cizauskas (187-78kg-92). He played most recently at Vytautas in Lithuanian LKL league. Cizauskas managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 35 LKL games he averaged 8.5ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.0apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). Cizauskas also played 9 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 10.3ppg, 3.4rpg, 4.2apg and 1.2spg. And finally he contributed to 6 games in Baltic League where he recorded 6.5ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.2apg and 1.7spg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Cizauskas spent at Crailsheim Merlins in German BBL. In 23 games he got 5.7ppg, 2.5rpg and 3.7apg. The other team he played that season for was Valmiera/ORDO in Latvian LBL. In 11 games he got 5.0ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.5apg. Cizauskas also played 5 games in Baltic League where he got 3.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.8apg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League 2nd Team award in 2015.
Cizauskas represented Lithuania at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.1ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.8apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 46.2%, 3PT: 29.4%, FT: 33.3%.
Cizauskas has played previously professionally also in Spain (Blancos de Rueda).

Tartu Ulikool roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tanel Sokk
Vytenis Cizauskas
Kent-Kaarel Vene
Robin Kivi
Mart Rosenthal
Kerr Kriisa

Forwards:
Janar Talts
Kristen Meister

Centers:
Carl Engstrom
Heivo Parrol

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Joventut inks Saulius Kulvietis, ex Vytautas - by Eurobasket News

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 26-year old Lithuanian forward Saulius Kulvietis (206-100kg-91). He played last season at Vytautas in Lithuanian LKL league. Kulvietis managed to play in three leagues last year. In 24 LKL games he had 11.8ppg, 4.4rpg and 2.8apg. He helped them to win the league title. Kulvietis also played 10 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 11.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.9apg and 1.0spg. And finally he contributed to 3 games in Baltic League where he averaged 14.7ppg, 3.7rpg and 2.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season Kulvietis played at Juventus (also in LKL). In 27 games he got 8.8ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.7apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Kulvietis also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 7.0ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 3rd Team back in 2011.
Kulvietis represented Lithuania at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 7.4ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 90.0%.
Kulvietis has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Sakalai, MRU Vilnius, P.Zvaigzdes and KM-Aisciai 98 Kaunas.
He could be described: Forward who can play at SF and PF positions. Has a high basketball IQ, well developed player tactically who understands and reads the game very well. Saulius is a great shooter, can make three-pointer of mid-range shot of the dribble. Needs to improve his strength as a PF and ball handling as a SF.

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Patrick Richard
Dominik Mavra

Forwards:
Alex Ruoff
Saulius Kulvietis
Albert Ventura
Simon Birgander

Center:
Jerome Jordan

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Axel Toupane joins Zalgiris - by Eurobasket News

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL) agreed terms with 25-year old French ex-international swingman Axel Toupane (197-92, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA. In two games he had 5.5ppg. Toupane also played that season for another team Raptors 905 in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 37 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.7ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.6apg and 1.1spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to USBasket.com All-D-League 3rd Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won French Cup in 2015. Toupane was also voted USBasket.com All-D-League Most Improved Player of the Year in 2016.
He was also a member of French international program for some years. Toupane played for French Senior National Team in 2014 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2010.
He represented France at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. Toupane's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 6 games: 10.7ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 53.8%, FT: 85.0%.
Toupane has played also professionally in Italy, NBA (Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors) and France (Pau Lacq Orthez and Strasbourg IG).

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dee Bost
Vasilije Micic
Paulius Valinskas

Forwards:
Aaron White
Axel Toupane

Center:
Brandon Davies

Coach: Sarunas Jasikevicius

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John Shurna (ex Cedevita) agreed terms with Andorra - by Eurobasket News

MoraBanc Andorra (Liga Endesa) inked 27-year old American (has also Lithuanian passport) forward John Shurna (204-90, college: Northwestern). He played most recently at Cedevita in Croatian A1 league, but left the team in May.'17. Shurna managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 14 A1 games he recorded 8.1ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.4apg. He also played 10 games in Eurocup where he averaged 5.8ppg and 2.9rpg. And finally Shurna contributed to 23 games in ABA League where he had 8.2ppg and 2.9rpg.
He played in the final of Adriatic League.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Valencia Basket. In 39 Liga Endesa games he got 6.9ppg and 2.5rpg. Shurna helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 16 games in Eurocup where he got 6.8ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.2apg.
Shurna has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Shurna received NABC Division I All-District 7 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
Shurna represented Lithuania at the World Championships U19 in New Zealand eight years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 9 games: 6.0ppg, 3.9rpg, FGP: 51.4%, 3PT-3 (70.6%), FT: 33.3%.
Shurna has played also professionally in France (Strasbourg IG), Turkey (Darussafaka) and NBA (New York Knicks).
He attended Northwestern University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Shurna's game is described as: A smart player, with great court vision and passing skills. Has a strange shooting mechanic but he's enough accurate. An intelligent defender, he plays very well without the ball in his hands.

MoraBanc Andorra roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
David Jelinek
Jaka Blazic
Andrew Albicy
Jaime Fernandez

Forwards:
Oliver Stevic
Vladimir Jankovic
John Shurna
Beka Burjanadze

Center:
Moussa Diagne

Coach: Joan Penarroya

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Palma adds Slezas to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Palma Air Europa de Palma de Mallorca (LEB Gold) added to their roster 27-year old Lithuanian center Tautvydas Slezas (207-115kg-90, agency: Interperformances) from RETAbet Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian. In 33 LEB Gold games in Spain he recorded 7.1ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.5apg last season. He helped them to win the LEB Gold title (twice). Slezas also spent pre-season at RETAbet that year.
He represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.9ppg, 4.4rpg, FGP: 45.1%, FT: 7.1%.
Slezas is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Austria (Furstenfeld Panthers), Germany (Mitteldeutscher BC) and Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas, Dzukija, Delikatesas, MRU Vilnius and Vytautas).

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

Guards:
Rafael Huertas
Sergi Costa

Forwards:
Roger Fornas
Joan Tomas

Centers:
Tautvydas Slezas
Gediminas Zyle

Coach: Xavi Sastre

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Siauliai signs Ignas Vaitkus - by Eurobasket News

BC Siauliai (LKL) signed 24-year old small forward Ignas Vaitkus (196-90kg-93, agency: Octagon Europe). He played last season at Nevezis (LKL). In 32 games he had 9.4ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.2apg. Vaitkus also played 14 games in Baltic League where he recorded 10.4ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.9apg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals.
Vaitkus ended the previous (2015-16) season at Vytis (NKL). In 20 games he was third best scorer with impressive 18.9ppg and averaged 4.0rpg, 2.7apg and 1.8spg. Vaitkus contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian NKL Guard of the Year and named to 1st Team. But the most of that year he spent at Silute (NKL). In 21 games he was the best scorer with remarkable 19.4ppg and got 4.9rpg, 2.1apg and 2.0spg (in top 2). Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian NKL Guard of the Year and named to 1st Team.
Vaitkus represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 4.4ppg.
Vaitkus has played previously for four other teams: Nafta-Uni-Akvaservis Klaipeda, Mazeikiai, Pakruojis and A.Sireikos KA Pramustgalvis.

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Villarrobledo keeps Kalinicenko for another season - by Eurobasket News

Agricola Villarrobledo CBV (EBA) re-signed 20-year old Lithuanian forward Erikas Kalinicenko (202-97). He played there last season. In 29 EBA games he averaged just 2.8ppg and 1.3rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Kalinicenko played at UCAM Murcia where in 15 EBA games he had 3.4ppg and 1.3rpg.

Agricola Villarrobledo CBV roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
LeShaun Murphy
Adrian Camino

Forwards:
Mario Melero
Vadal Faniel
Erikas Kalinicenko

Center:
Artur Alaminos

Coach: Manuel Jimenez

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Lietkabelis tab Simas Jasaitis - by Eurobasket News

Panevezys Lietkabelis (LKL) inked experienced 35-year old former Lithuanian international small forward Simas Jasaitis (202-103kg-82). He played most recently at VL Pesaro in Italian Serie A. In 28 games he averaged 5.8ppg and 2.9rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Jasaitis played at Betaland Cdo (also in Serie A) where in 24 games he had 11.8ppg and 4.0rpg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
Jasaitis was also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. He played for Lithuanian Senior National Team between 2004 and 2014 and previously for U20 National Team in 2002.
Jasaitis also represented Lithuania at the Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.8ppg, 3.7rpg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 75.0%.
Jasaitis is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Russia (Lokomotiv), Spain (Joventut and Baskonia), Turkey (Turk Telekom and Galatasaray) and Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas, Sakalai and Marciulionis BS).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Lietkabelis.
Jasaitis' game is described as: The prototype of a modern SF, with quick hands, good shooting touch, and enough tughness to play insode for some time. Plays very well without the ball, has enough talent to become soon an Euroleague star.

Panevezys Lietkabelis roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gintaras Leonavicius
Adas Juskevicius

Forwards:
Simas Jasaitis
Zanis Peiners
Zygimantas Skucas

Centers:
Darjus Lavrinovic
Ksistof Lavrinovic
Vaidas Cepukaitis

Coach: Arturs Stalbergs

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Laimonas Kisielius is a newcomer at Neptunas - by Eurobasket News

Neptunas Klaipeda (LKL) strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old forward Laimonas Kisielius (203-98kg-85, college: William & Mary). He played last season at Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL league. Kisielius managed to play in five leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 30 LKL games he recorded 4.3ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.7apg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Kisielius also played 6 games in Eurocup where he averaged 6.5ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.5apg. The other team Kisielius played that season for was Tsmoki-Minsk in Belarusian league. The team played in three different competitions that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 8 FIBA Europe Cup games he got 8.6ppg, 4.8rpg, 4.4apg and 1.5spg. Kisielius also played 10 games in VTB United League where he got 7.6ppg, 4.7rpg and 2.6apg. He also played 4 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 10.3ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg.
Kisielius played in the final of Baltic League in 2014.
He was a member of Lithuanian U20 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
Kisielius is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Duesseldorf Baskets), Latvia (Liepaja/Triobet), Ukraine and Lithuania (Nevezis, Vytautas, P.Zvaigzdes and Juventus).
Kisielius attended College of William & Mary until 2008 and it will be his tenth season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Laimonas has the size, consistent three-points shot and well developed fade away shot to be a huge threat at the small forward position, ball handling skills and court vision of a point guard, the jumper to take over at the shooting guard spot and his back to the basket skills to rotate as power forward. Laimis is a very creative, consistent scorer at the same time truly team player. He has a rare combination of ability that allows him to shoot the ball well with range while also playing with his back to the basket. Laimis loves to break his man down off the dribble and pull up for NBA range three-pointers as his ball handling ability is just as advanced as his jump shot. He can also put the ball on the floor to take it to the rack or create space for his jump shot off the dribble. He maneuvers his way to the basket like a guard, and possesses great body control. Laimis is able to find the open man and deliver the ball with precision. Given his size and quick first step he can easily get around slower players. He uses his great basketball IQ on shot selection and rarely make mistakes. On the defensive end Laimis is quick enough to lockdown smaller guards and big enough to guard post players.

Neptunas Klaipeda roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tomas Delininkaitis
Renaldas Seibutis

Forwards:
Laimonas Kisielius
Edgaras Zelionis

Coach: Kazys Maksvytis

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Alex Laurent (ex Amicale) joins Den Helder - by Eurobasket News

The Bright Kings Den Helder (Eredivisie) agreed terms with 24-year old Luxembourg international power forward Alex Laurent (198-93, agency: Court Side). He has played for the last eight seasons at Amicale in Luxembourg Total League. In 33 games he had 10.0ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.2apg last season. Laurent helped them to win the league title and the cup. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Luxembourg League All-Domestic Players Team.
He was selected to Luxembourg League All-Star Game in 2015.
Laurent has been also a member of Luxembourg international program for some years. He has regularly played for Luxembourg senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team in 2013.
Laurent represented Luxembourg at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: Score-2 (19.5ppg), 6.3rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 56.5%, 3PT: 52.2%, FT: 61.1%.

The Bright Kings Den Helder roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
LaVonte Dority

Forward:
Alex Laurent

Centers:
Tom Koopman
Dyon Halman

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Costa Caribe tabs Mamadou Diakite - by Eurobasket News

Costa Caribe (LNB) inked 24-year old American (has also Malian passport) forward Mamadou Diakite (196-104kg-93, college: Immaculata). The last time (16) he played at Cleveland in Eurobasket Summer League in Las Vegas, which helped him to get the job in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Eurobasket Summer League in Philadelphia in 2015. Diakite received also All-CSAC 2nd Team award in 2014 and 2015 at his college time.
Diakite graduated from Immaculata University in 2015 and it will be his third season as a pro.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Panko comes back to Fuerza Regia, ex Guaros - by Eurobasket News

Fuerza Regia Monterrey (LNBP) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 40-year old American forward Andy Panko (203-101kg-77, college: Lebanon Valley, agency: BeoBasket). It is actually his comeback to Fuerza Regia as he has played here before. Panko played most recently at Guaros in Venezuelan LPB league. In 19 games he recorded 4.5ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.2apg last season. Panko also played that season for Fuerza Regia where in 42 LNBP games he averaged impressive 15.7ppg, 4.9rpg and 2.9apg.
In 1999 Panko was drafted by Pennsylvania Valley Dawgs (USBL) in seventh round (86th overall).
He attended Lebanon Valley College (NCAA Div.III) and it will be his 19th (!!!) season in pro basketball. Panko won Mexican LNBP championship title.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Spanish ACB Player of the Year award back in 2012.
Panko is a very experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America) in five different countries. Panko has played previously in France (Sluc Nancy), Greece (Panathinaikos and PAOK Thessaloniki), Italy, Puerto Rico (Vaqueros and Carolina) and Spain (Unicaja Malaga, Girona FC, Sevilla, RETAbet Bilbao Basket and Baloncesto Fuenlabrada).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Fuerza Regia.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Very offensively gifted player. He's got both good size and quickness. He's got more strength. He also has ballhandling and passing skills. If he improves his defense and rebounding consistency, he should be an NBA player. Simple -- the immensely talented forward and go-to player on offense. If he develops his defense and rebounding to go with his ability to score inside and outside, he could be in an NBA uniform.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @miskoraznatovic)

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Dolomiti Energia Trento tabs Jorge Gutierrez - by Eurobasket News

Dolomiti Energia Trento (Serie A) inked 29-year old Mexican international guard Jorge Gutierrez (190-88kg-88, college: California). He played most recently at Trabzonspor in Turkish BSL league. In 20 games he averaged 9.4ppg, 4.5rpg, 5.4apg (top 4) and 1.6spg last season. Gutierrez also spent pre-season at the Nets in NBA that year.
In 2012 he was drafted by Canton Charge (D-League) in second round (26th overall).
Gutierrez attended University of California and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements his team won Pac-10 Regular Season in 2010. Gutierrez received also Latinbasket.com All-Centrobasket 1st Team award in 2016.
He has been also a member of Mexican international program for some years. Gutierrez has regularly played for Mexican senior team since 2013 and previously for University National Team back in 2011.
He also represented Mexico at the Centrobasket in Panama City (Panama) last year. Gutierrez's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 6 games: 12.2ppg, 5.3rpg, 3.5apg, Steals-5 (1.7spg), FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 23.1%, FT: 75.0%.
Gutierrez has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Gutierrez has played previously professionally in Serbia (Partizan), NBA (Milwaukee Bucks, Phi.76ers and Charlotte Hornets) and Mexico (Pioneros).
His game is described as: A versatile guard who can play several positions on the court. He is a very good defender, even on taller opponents, and has great leadership on the court. His winning mentality can be contagious for teammates.

Dolomiti Energia Trento roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Joao Gomes
Jorge Gutierrez
Dominique Sutton
Shavon Shields

Forwards:
Ojars Silins
Chane Behanan
Luca Conti

Coach: Maurizio Buscaglia

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Mitteldeutscher BC inks Lamont Jones, ex Mornar Bar - by Eurobasket News

Mitteldeutscher BC Weissenfels (BBL) agreed terms with 27-year old American point guard Lamont Jones (183-89kg-90, college: Iona, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He played last season at Mornar Bar in Montenegrin Erste Liga. Jones managed to play in three leagues last year. In 23 ABA League games he had 13.9ppg, 1.8rpg, 4.0apg and 1.0spg. He also played 8 games in Erste Liga where he recorded very impressive stats: 15.8ppg, 1.6rpg and 3.8apg. Jones helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Montenegrin League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. And finally he contributed to 13 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 13.1ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.2apg.
The previous (15-16) season Jones played at Lapuan_Korikobrat in Finnish Korisliiga. In 20 games he got remarkable 20.2ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.8apg and 1.3spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Jones' team won Montenegrin League Regular Season in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Montenegrin League Import Player of the Year in 2016.
Jones has played on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Japan (Kumamoto Vorters), Qatar (Al Rayyan) and Saudi Arabia (Al Nasr and Al Ittihad).
Jones attended Iona College until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Mitteldeutscher BC Weissenfels roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marcus Hatten
Malte Schwarz
Lamont Jones
Eimantas Stankevicius
Pancake Thomas

Forwards:
Djordje Pantelic
Sergio Kerusch
Till Gloger
Kruize Pinkins
Jonas Niedermanner

Centers:
Benedikt Turudic
Alexander Herrmann

Coach: Igor Jovovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Parker Resigns as Head Basketball Coach at Blue Mountain College - by Eurobasket News

After seven years of overseeing the Blue Mountain College Men's Basketball team, J.D. Parker has stepped down from his position. Parker will return to his native Arkansas where he will take over as the head basketball coach at Wynne High School. Parker leaves as the winningest coach in BMC basketball history, chalking up 65 total wins. During the 2016-2017 campaign, his Toppers won 13 games with wins over NCAA Division I teams Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Jackson State and an appearance in the SSAC Tournament. Under his guidance, BMC saw the number of victories increase each year, except during the 2015-2016 season, where injuries mounted for his team. 'It was not an easy decision to move away from BMC and what we have built over the past seven years,' Parker said. 'It has been a joy to serve at a like-minded institution that places Christ over all and in all that we do. I pray God continues to bless the college as the GROW BMC campaign continues. I am thankful for the support that was given to our program from the faculty, staff, administration and several families and coaches in the surrounding communities. I am thankful for all Coach Bingham (Jermael), the players and the players' families did for making a commitment to invest all of the time and hard work into the men's basketball program.' BMC will name Parker's successor tomorrow in a press conference on campus at 1 p.m.
Courtesy of: bmcsports.com



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Boston Celtics sign Bird just out of college - by Eurobasket News

Boston Celtics agreed terms with 23-year old guard Jabari Bird (198-90kg-94). He just graduated from California (NCAA). Bird has played there for the last four years. In 26 games he had 14.3ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.0apg last season. Bird helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention.
This summer he was drafted by the Celtics in second round (56th overall). Bird just graduated from California and it is his first season in pro basketball.

Boston Celtics roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Shane Larkin
Kadeem Allen
Jabari Bird

Forwards:
Daniel Theis
Abdel Nader
Ante Zizic
Guerschon Yabusele
Jayson Tatum
Semi Ojeleye

Center:
Aron Baynes

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Golden State Warriors tab rookie Antonius Cleveland in his first year in pro basketball - by Eurobasket News

Golden State Warriors (NBA) inked 23-year old point guard Antonius Cleveland (198-85kg-94). Cleveland just graduated from Southeast Missouri State University (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 33 games he averaged impressive 16.6ppg, 5.1rpg, 2.2apg and 1.4spg last season. Cleveland helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Ohio Valley Conference. A very good season in his career as he was selected to All-OVC 1st Team.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
As mentioned above Cleveland is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

Golden State Warriors roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nick Young
Stephen Curry
Antonius Cleveland

Forwards:
David West
Omri Casspi
Jacorey Williams
Jordan Bell

Center:
Chris Boucher

By Eurobasket Data Center

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PJ Dozier agreed terms with the Mavericks - by Eurobasket News

Dallas Mavericks (NBA) inked 21-year old swingman PJ Dozier (198-93kg-96, college: S.Carolina).
Dozier has never been drafted by the NBA.
He just graduated from University of South Carolina and it is his first season in pro basketball.
Dozier's game is described as: Dozier is a combination guard that has a great feel for the game and matching instincts. Big time open court and drive and kick passer. Use his size well to see over the defense. He slashes, pull ups and can make the open three off the catch or rhythm dribble.

Dallas Mavericks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dwight Buycks
Yogi Ferrell
Gian Clavell

Forwards:
Maximilian Kleber
Johnathan Motley
PJ Dozier

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Thomas Bryant is a newcomer at LA Lakers - by Eurobasket News

Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 20-year old forward Thomas Bryant (208-116kg-97). He just graduated from Indiana (NCAA). In 34 games he recorded 12.6ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.5apg and 1.5bpg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to All-Big Ten 3rd Team.
This summer Bryant was drafted by Utah Jazz in second round (42nd overall). He just graduated from Indiana and it is his first season in pro basketball.
Bryant's team won Big Ten Regular Season in 2016.
He has played previously for Bishop Kearney.

Los Angeles Lakers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tyler Ennis
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Alex Caruso

Forward:
Thomas Bryant

Coach: Luke Walton

By Eurobasket Data Center

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The Warriors keep McGee for another season - by Eurobasket News

Golden State Warriors (NBA) re-signed 29-year old center Javale McGee (213-108kg-88, college: Nevada). He played there last season. In 93 NBA games he averaged 6.1ppg and 3.1rpg.
The previous (15-16) season McGee played at the Mavericks where in 36 NBA games he had 4.9ppg and 3.8rpg.
In 2008 he was drafted by Washington Wizards in first round (18th overall). McGee attended University of Nevada and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
He received WAC All-Defensive Team award back in 2008 at his college time.
McGee has played previously for two other teams: Denver Nuggets and Phi.76ers.

Golden State Warriors roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nick Young
Stephen Curry
Antonius Cleveland

Forwards:
David West
Omri Casspi
Jacorey Williams
Jordan Bell

Centers:
Javale McGee
Chris Boucher

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @BBallInsiders)

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The Thunder inks Terrance Ferguson, ex 36ers - by Eurobasket News

Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA) signed 20-year old shooting guard Terrance Ferguson (201-97). He played last season at 36ers in Australian NBL league. In 30 games he had 4.6ppg and 1.2rpg. Ferguson helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at the Spartans.
This summer Ferguson was drafted by the Thunder in first round (21st overall). He has never attended the college and entered pro basketball just after his high school.
Ferguson represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Heraklion (Greece) two years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 7 games: 6.1ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 43.8%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 50.0%.

Oklahoma City Thunder roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Raymond Felton
Paul George
Terrance Ferguson

Forwards:
Nick Collison
Patrick Patterson
Andre Roberson
Rashawn Thomas

Centers:
Yannis Morin
Dakari Johnson

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The Pistons tab Landry Nnoko - by Eurobasket News

Detroit Pistons inked 23-year old Cameroonian center Landry Nnoko (208-114kg-94, college: Clemson). He played most recently at VL Pesaro in Italian Serie A. In 30 games he averaged 6.4ppg and 7.1rpg last season.
Nnoko has never been drafted by the NBA.
He received ACC All-Defensive Team award in 2016 at his college time. Nnoko was a member of Cameroonian Senior National Team two years ago.
Nnoko attended Clemson University until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

Detroit Pistons roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Reggie Bullock
Langston Galloway
Luis_David Montero

Forwards:
Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson
Eric Moreland
Derek Willis

Centers:
Anthony Tolliver
Landry Nnoko

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LA Clippers tab rookie Sindarius Thornwell - by Eurobasket News

Los Angeles Clippers (NBA) landed 23-year old guard Sindarius Thornwell (196-98kg-94). He just graduated from S.Carolina (NCAA). Thornwell has played there for the last four years. In 31 games he averaged impressive 21.4ppg, 7.1rpg, 2.8apg and 2.1spg last season. Thornwell helped them to make it to the NCAA Final Four. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded All-SEC Player of the Year, selected to All-SEC 1st Team and selected to CBS Sports All-America 1st Team.
This summer Thornwell was drafted by Milwaukee Bucks in second round (48th overall). He just graduated from S.Carolina and it is his first season in pro basketball.
Thornwell's game is described as: He has spectacular court vision combined with a high level of athleticism. He is shifty with the ball inside the arc splitting defenders and finishing with either hand at the rim or feeding the open man.
He is at his best playing off the ball, but when the ball is in his hands he makes good things happen. He is able to make shots from deep, and is also a good athlete. Still what really impresses is his ability to see open teammates off the dribble
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Los Angeles Clippers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Milos Teodosic
Sindarius Thornwell
Jawun Evans

Forwards:
Blake Griffin
Isaiah Hicks

Center:
Willie Reed

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Cleveland Cavaliers execs reject Kyrie Irving trade talk, deny team in chaos - by Eurobasket News

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert spent more than 30 minutes presenting a positive portrait of his franchise. The reality is that the Cavs are troubled. In his first public comments since Kyrie Irving (6'3''-G-92, college: Duke) asked to be traded, Gilbert would not confirm whether he'll honor the All-Star point guard's request, but he also didn't rule out the real possibility that Cleveland may deal its second best player - or if he thinks LeBron James (6'8''-SF-84) will stay around beyond next season. "These things are fluid," Gilbert said. "We think that Kyrie Irving is one of the best guards in the NBA. He was part of a championship, three years straight to the Finals and we value his talent - significantly." Despite several direct questions about Irving's status, Gilbert would not provide any specifics about recent conversations with him or his agent. Gilbert said he expected the 25-year-old, whose jumper in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals propelled Cleveland to its first championship since the Browns in 1964, to be at training camp with the team in September. "Right now Kyrie Irving is under contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers for two or three years, depending on the last year," Gilbert said. "As of now he's one of our best players and sure, we expect him to be in camp." Gilbert was clearly attempting to avoid making things worse for the Cavs or doing any further damage to the club's relationship with Irving, who has blossomed into the one of the league's best backcourt players. While Irving may want out, the Cavs aren't obligated to move him and new general manager Koby Altman said Irving remains an important piece for a team that has been to three straight Finals. "He's a core piece of what we've done," said Altman, who was promoted to full-time GM after filling in when David Griffin left earlier this summer. "Kyrie is a tremendous player. He has made great contributions to this franchise and we enjoy him as a player. We're going to keep this stuff in house in terms of what was said in those meetings, but he continues to be a core piece of who we are and what we do." It's been turbulent summer for the Cavs, who were beaten in five games by Golden State in the Finals. The bumpy ride began with Griffin parting ways with the club over philosophical differences with Gilbert, who was then rebuffed in adding former Pistons guard Chauncey Billups to his front office. And while numerous teams got stronger via free agency, Cleveland was hamstrung financially by salary-cap issues. Then, the Irving trade demand was a cannonball in Gilbert's basketball pool. "Well, how is your guys' summer going?" Gilbert quipped in a light-hearted moment.
Courtesy of: nba.com



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Groom the Men celebrate Recreational Wednesday title - by Eurobasket News

Groom the Men celebrate Recreational Wednesday title beating Flint Tropics 63-56 in the Final game. Earlier in the semifinals Groom the Men overcame Kings 89-61 as Dhonn Ronquillo (5'10''-PG) poured in 19 points and Xavier Eillis (6'3''-SF) scored 17. Jason Mohammed answered with 24 points in the losing effort. Taran Hoogsteen (6'7''-F) notched 17 and Matt Poirier (6'3''-SF, college: Dubuque) added 16.
Flint Tropics reached the Final beating Red Stripe 58-54.



Parlez De Nous wins Men's Recreational Monday title - by Eurobasket News

Parlez De Nous defend the title posting an 80-66 win over United Nations in the Final game of Men's Recreational, NBBL. Parlez De Nous led 39-28 at the half-time and then pushed the tempo for good in the second half. Moussa Taguina (6'0''-G) top-scored for the winners with 26 points, while Junior Moaku-Matia (6'6''-F) added 25. Roland Gaulton (6'2''-F) scored 10, whilst Saifon Diallo (6'4''-F) delivered 9. Norman Darrell (6'4''-F) replied with 21 points in the losing effort and Vedran Lucic (6'3'') netted 17.


Grizzlies surprise Parlez de Nous to clinch Men's Advanced title - by Eurobasket News

Grizzlies surprise Parlez de Nous 80-76 to clinch Men's Advanced title. They trailed 27-31 at the halftime, but needed a 53-45 run in the second half to seal the trophy. Zach Angelini (6'3''-SG-92) top-scored for the winners with 26 points and Foster Brown (6'0''-PG) delivered 23. Braeden Lenters (6'7''-F) scored 12 and Woods Brown (6'2''-G) finished with 8. Terance Licorish (6'10''-C) ended up with 17 points in a loss, whilst Jonathan Maxwell (6'3''-F) poured in 14.


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NBL Canada Sends Farewell to Orangeville A's - by Eurobasket News

The Board of Governors announces the resignation of the Orangeville A's from the National Basketball League of Canada for the upcoming season. We wish to thank James Tipping and his family for the tremendous contribution to basketball in general and the NBL of Canada. Their support, wisdom and passion were greatly appreciated by players, staff, management and the Board of Governors and they will always be regarded as a true friend of the National Basketball League of Canada.
Courtesy of: nblcanada.ca



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  NCAA1  


Lobos return Down Under, sign athletic wing from Aussie Jr. National Team - by Eurobasket News

The Lobos went international for their latest hoops recruit. Makuach Maluach (6'4''-F/G-98), a highly athletic 6-foot-5 wing player born in Sudan who now lives in Australia and is a member of the Australian junior national team, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play this season with the University of New Mexico. Rex Nottage, his guardian and coach at Newington College, a boarding school in Stanmore, New South Wales, Australia (near Sydney), said the obvious gifts Maluach will bring to Albuquerque are his athleticism and work ethic. 'He's deadly dangerous in transition,' Nottage told the Journal in a telephone interview Thursday night (Friday in Australia). 'He can rebound and really likes to play above the rim. … He is super quick and can find his way to the hole.' But there's more than just the ability on the court, added Nottage. 'He just really likes being a part of a team and helping his team,' Nottage said. 'He'll melt most people's heart with his smile. Oh, women just love his smile.' That smile is expected to arrive in Albuquerque in August in time to start classes as a freshman. He will have five years to play four seasons of Division I basketball. His length (he has a 6-foot-11 wing span), athleticism and versatility are what the Lobos have consistently said they're looking for since the April hiring of head coach Paul Weir. 'Makuach fits the mold of all of our signees - high-end speed and shooting ability,' Weir said. 'As we transform our style on and off the court I can't think of a more perfect fit for us. We have been very picky with our remaining scholarships and held out for someone exactly like this.' He was recruited heavily by UNM associate head coach Chris Harriman and turned down offers from TCU and Hawaii. Those three schools stuck with him in recent months, Nottage said, while the NCAA hadn't cleared him because of a class he didn't complete in ninth grade. Maluach retook the course and was cleared by the NCAA earlier this week. An attempt to reach Maluach by telephone Thursday night was unsuccessful. Maluach announced his signing via Instagram, where he posted a picture on his private account of himself signing the scholarship papers. He wrote the message: 'Happy to announce that I've signed with the University of New Mexico. Beginning of a new journey. #GOLOBOS.' Maluach is the oldest of three brothers who have lived in Australia for four years. Earlier this month, Harriman, who is also from Australia, was in Guam to watch the Oceania Championships Maluach played in. After that he also went to Australia to recruit Maluach. Maluach is the sixth player to sign with UNM this offseason. The Lobos have two remaining scholarships. UNM has also signed Antino Jackson (5-11), Troy Simons (6-1), Chris McNeal (6-1), Jachai Simmons (6-7) and Vance Jackson (6-8). All but Vance Jackson are eligible to play this season.
Courtesy of: abqjournal.com



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  NICARAGUA  


Costa Caribe tabs Mamadou Diakite - by Eurobasket News

Costa Caribe (LNB) inked 24-year old American (has also Malian passport) forward Mamadou Diakite (196-104kg-93, college: Immaculata). The last time (16) he played at Cleveland in Eurobasket Summer League in Las Vegas, which helped him to get the job in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Eurobasket Summer League in Philadelphia in 2015. Diakite received also All-CSAC 2nd Team award in 2014 and 2015 at his college time.
Diakite graduated from Immaculata University in 2015 and it will be his third season as a pro.

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Fiat Torino adds Mbakwe to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Fiat Torino (Serie A) added to their roster 28-year old Nigerian international power forward Trevor Mbakwe (207-111kg-89, college: Minnesota, agency: Pensack Sports). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Mbakwe played last season at Zenit in Russian VTB league. In 12 Eurocup games he recorded 4.5ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. Mbakwe also played 26 games in VTB United League where he averaged 4.3ppg and 3.9rpg. He also spent pre-season at Unicaja Malaga (Liga Endesa) in Spanish league that year.
Mbakwe has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
He also represented Nigeria at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. But his stats at that event were not that impressive as he did not score anything.
Mbakwe has played also professionally in Germany (Brose Baskets), Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv) and Italy (Roma Virtus).
He attended University of Minnesota until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Fiat Torino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Davide Parente
Diante Garrett

Forwards:
Antonio Iannuzzi
Durand Scott

Center:
Trevor Mbakwe

Coach: Luca Banchi

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  PANAMA  


Jamaica upset Panama in the U17 Centrobasket - by Robert OConnell

Panama struggled again in the first quarter with only 7 points and had to come back in the second quarter with penetrations from Edward Lopez (190-C-01).

Jamaica was strong on the boards with Kareem Reid (203-F-00) and Lawrence Foreman that gave the Caribbean team seconds and third options, The second quarter was dominated by Panama by one point.

In the third quarter Jamaica took control of the game winning the quarter 21-17. The Panamanian team had problems with the 3 point shot only hitting 4 of 24 tries. In the fourth quarter both teams were playing taugh defense but Jamaica took advantage of Lindos's abscense and took care of business.

The situation is critical for the Panamanian team, they have to beat Virgin Islands by 4 or more and wait for the Dominican Republic and Jamaica's match, If Jamaica wins they will pass with to the semifinals, if they loose then the winner of the Virgin Islands-Panama game advances.

the best from Panama;

Edward Lopez 22pts 2reb 2ast
Roberto Armstrong (175-SG-00) 12pts 7reb 1ast

From Jamaica

Kareem Reid 13pts 9reb 5blks
Daimar Dyall-Richards (200-F-01) 13pts 8reb 1ast 2blks



Dominican Republic beat Panama in the Centrobasket U17 - by Robert OConnell

Dominican Republic beated Panama 59-56 in very dramatic game, The game started slow for the panamanians who struggles to score in the first quarter with only 6 points all coming from forward Ricardo Lindo (200-F-00).

In the second the panamanian team made adjustments in their defense and came back to the game after trailing by 11 in the first. In the third quarter the game was a personal battle between Ricardo Lindo of Panama and Alanzo Frink (203-F-00) from the Caribbean team.

At the end of the fourth quarter Ricardo Lindo was thrown down on an offensive foul by Alanzo Frink and tripped with Frink's left foot and had to came out ot the game, The Dominicans took advanged of the situation and secure their first victory.

For Panama:

Ricardo Lindo 20pts 10reb 1ast 2stls 3blks
Jesus Lombardo (192-C-00) 14pts 12reb 1ast

For Dominican Republic

Alanzo Frink 16pts 11reb 4ast 2stls 3blks
Rafael Rubel (177-F-00) 13pts 6reb 5ast



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Scafati lands Anthony Miles, ex Polpharma - by Eurobasket News

Givova Scafati Basket (Serie A2) tabbed 28-year old American point guard Anthony Miles (185-89, college: Lamar). He played most recently at Polpharma in Polish PLK league. In 33 games he averaged impressive 15.3ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.8apg and 1.4spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Miles played at VEF Riga in Latvian LBL where in 14 games he had 4.5ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.0apg. He helped them to make it to the final. Miles also played 8 games in VTB United League where he recorded 6.9ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.9apg. He also spent pre-season at CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu in Romanian Liga Nationala that year. In 5 games he got 11.4ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.2apg and 1.4spg. Miles also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 14.5ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.5apg and 2.0spg.
Among other achievements his college team won Southland Conference Tournament in 2012. Miles received also Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Honorable Mention award in 2015.
He has played previously professionally in Holland (Rotterdam) and Ukraine (Halychyna).
Miles attended Lamar University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

Givova Scafati Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gabriele Spizzichini
Anthony Miles
Marco Santiangeli
Gabriele Romeo
Emanuele Trapani

Forwards:
Marco Ammannato
Alex Ranuzzi
Nicholas Crow
Brandon Sherrod

Centers:
Vincenzo Pipitone
Andrea Antonaci

Coach: Giovanni Perdichizzi

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Terceira keeps Pereira for another season - by Eurobasket News

Terceira Basket SUSIARTE (Proliga) re-signed 18-year old guard Vasco Pereira (99). He has played there for the last two seasons. But in 11 Proliga games he averaged just 0.3ppg last season.
Pereira's team was regular season runner-up in Portuguese Proliga in 2016.

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Torrie is back at Terceira - by Eurobasket News

Terceira Basket SUSIARTE (Proliga) agreed terms with 26-year old power forward Joao Torrie (200-91). It is actually his comeback to Angra Heroismo as he has played here before. Torrie played last season at Electrico FC (LPB). In 28 games he had 11.8ppg, 8.7rpg (#3 in the league), 1.5apg and 1.4spg. Proliga will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Torrie played at Barcelos Hotel Terco (also in LPB) where in 34 games he recorded 7.5ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.0apg. He helped them to make it to the Supercup final.
Torrie represented Portugal at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia) six years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 1.7ppg, 2.3rpg.
Torrie has played previously for four other teams: FC Porto_Ferpinta, Vasco, Guifoes and Vitoria SC/Costa Guerreiro Lda..

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Fernandes re-signs at Ovarense - by Eurobasket News

Ovarense Dolce Vita (LPB) confirmed in their roster 23-year old forward Joao Fernandes (198-94). He played there last season. In 34 LPB games he had 9.1ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.1apg.
The previous (15-16) season Fernandes played at Barcelos Hotel Terco where in 24 LPB games he recorded 6.8ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.3apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the Supercup final.
Fernandes has played previously for three other teams: FC Porto_Ferpinta, Illiabum and Sport Lisboa Benfica B.

Ovarense Dolce Vita roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Pedro Pinto

Forwards:
Andre Pinto
Cristovao Cordeiro
Joao Grosso
Joao Fernandes

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San Martin Corrientes land Justin Keenan, ex San German - by Eurobasket News

San Martin Corrientes (LigaA) tabbed 29-year old American power forward Justin Keenan (202-113kg-88, college: Ferris State). He played in the summer at Atleticos de San German in Puerto Rican BSN league. In 41 games he averaged impressive 15.1ppg, 5.4rpg and 2.4apg. The last season Keenan played at Soles in Mexican LNBP where in 50 games he was third best scorer with remarkable 24.0ppg and recorded 7.6rpg (#5 in the league), 2.0apg and 1.1spg. Keenan helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Latinbasket.com All-Mexican LNBP Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Center of the Year.
Among other achievements he won Mexican LNBP championship title in 2016. Keenan received also All-GLIAC Player of the Year award back in 2010 and 2011 at his college time.
Keenan is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Uruguay, Venezuela, Argentina (La Union) and Mexico (Pioneros).
Keenan attended Ferris State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

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Oradea lands Obadiah Trotter - by Eurobasket News

CSM CSU Oradea (Liga Nationala) tabbed 33-year old Hungarian ex-international point guard Obadiah Trotter (188-85kg-84, college: Alabama A&M). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Trotter played most recently at Polski Cukier Torun in Polish PLK league. In 43 games he averaged 13.0ppg, 3.4rpg, 4.4apg and 1.4spg last season. He helped them to make it to the final.
Trotter ended the previous (2015-16) season at Enel Brindisi in Italian Serie A. But in 7 games he had just 1.9ppg. But the most of that year he spent at ASA Koroivos Amaliadas in Greek A1 where in 22 games he recorded 9.9ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.5apg and 1.0spg.
Among other achievements Trotter received Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Domestic Player of the Year award back in 2012.
He also represented Hungary at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 four years ago. His stats at that event were 2 games: 8.5ppg, 5.0rpg, 4.0apg, 1.5bpg.
Trotter is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Finland (Helsinki Seagulls), France (Etendard de Brest), Germany, Russia (BC Nizhny Novgorod and Zenit), Hungary (Szolnok) and Greece (KAO Dramas).
Trotter attended University of Alabama A&M until 2006 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A talented player with huge International experience. He's a good scorer, very mobile on the court, and knows how to involve all his teammates in the team's play.

CSM CSU Oradea roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Obadiah Trotter
Muhamed Pasalic
Andrei Mandache

Forward:
Goran Gajovic

Center:
Bogdan Tibirna

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Enisey welcomes back Zakharov - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarsk (VTB) inked 24-year old international point guard Denis Zakharov (192-88kg-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). It is actually his comeback to Krasnoyarsk as he has played here before. Zakharov played most recently at Lokomotiv (VTB). But in four Eurocup games he averaged just 1.3ppg last season. His team made it to the semifinals. Zakharov also played 16 games in VTB United League where he had only 1.5ppg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Enisey. In 19 FIBA Europe Cup games he recorded 7.8ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.3apg. Zakharov helped them to make it to the FIBA Europe Cup Final Four. He also played 25 games in VTB United League where he got 9.5ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.8apg. The other team Zakharov played that season for was Dynamo Moscow (Superleague). In 25 games he got 9.5ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.8apg.
Among other achievements Zakharov received Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 2nd Team award in 2015.
He has been also a member of Russian international program for some years. Zakharov has regularly played for Russian senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
He also represented Russia at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Zakharov's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 5.7ppg, 1.4apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 72.2%, 3PT: 17.6%, FT: 71.4%.
Zakharov has played previously for two other teams: Spartak Vidnoye and BC Nizhny Novgorod.

Enisey Krasnoyarsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasili Zavoruev
Zabian Dowdell
Denis Zakharov
Sergey Mitusov

Forwards:
Aleksandr Pavlov
Suleiman Braimoh
Igor Kanygin

Center:
Octavius Ellis

Coach: Oleg Okulov

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Khryapa re-signs at CSKA Moscow - by Eurobasket News

CSKA Moscow (VTB) confirmed in their roster experienced 35-year old forward Viktor Khryapa (203-100kg-82, agency: Alti Sport). He has played there for the last nine seasons. In 32 Euroleague games he had 3.8ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.8apg last season. Khryapa helped them to make it to the Euroleague Final Four. He also played 29 games in VTB United League where he recorded 3.9ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.5apg. Khryapa contributed to his team winning the VTB United League championship. A very impressive season as he was named to VTB United League All-Star Game.
In 2004 he was drafted by Portland Trail Blazers (NBA) in first round (22nd overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Khryapa was voted Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague 2nd Team back in 2010, 2013 and 2014.
He was also a member of Russian international program for some years. Khryapa played for Russian Senior National Team between 2001 and 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2001 and 2002.
He also represented Russia at the Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) five years ago. Khryapa's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 8 games: 7.1ppg, 6.3rpg, 4.3apg, FGP: 39.1%, 3PT: 39.3%.
Khryapa has played also professionally in Germany and NBA (Chicago Bulls) and Russia (Avtodor and Khimik Engels).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at CSKA Moscow.
Khryapa could be described: Very versatile player. Can fight on the boards, defend, block, and score from various range.
the total package: thanks to his complete technical skills and his incredible athletic skills he can play in the 2, 3 and 4 position; has improved his figures in every year he played inRussuan Superleague, now he can easily hit any shot from outside or inside, is an excellent passer and a good rebonder and shotblocker; reminds a lot the young Kirilenko, but has huger upside, even at NBA level, thanks to a better outside shooting ability; needs to bulk up a little, and to mature again, but then he could become one of the best SG/SF in the world;
Similar to Kirilenko with a bit better body but not as good of a shooter; good in low post
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CSKA Moscow roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sergio Rodriguez
Leo Westermann
Cory Higgins
Maksim Kondakov
Alexandr Khomenko

Forwards:
Kyle Hines
Viktor Khryapa
Andrey Vorontsevich
Othello Hunter
Will Clyburn
Andrey Lopatin

Center:
Pavel Korobkov

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Mikhail Karpachev agreed terms with Irkut - by Eurobasket News

BC Irkut Irkutsk (Superleague 1) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old swingman Mikhail Karpachev (198-100kg-92) from BC Ryazan. In 21 Superleague 1 games he recorded 11.6ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Karpachev played at Ural Ekaterinburg (Superleague) where in 23 games he averaged 5.5ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.0spg.
His team was regular season runner-up in Russian U23 League in 2012.
Karpachev represented Russia at the World Championships U19 in Latvia six years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 2 games: 4.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.0spg.
Karpachev has played previously for three other teams: Krasnie Krilya, BC Khimky Moscow Region 2nd team and Rossiya Novogorsk.

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Alexey Babushkin signs at Irkut - by Eurobasket News

BC Irkut Irkutsk (Superleague 1) landed 23-year old forward Alexey Babushkin (196-94). He played most recently at Spartak St.Petersburg in the Superleague 2. In 30 games he averaged 13.6ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.7apg, 1.2spg and 1.1bpg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 2 2nd Team.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Babushkin spent at TEMP SUMZ Revda (VTB) where in 26 games he had just 2.3ppg and 2.3rpg. He helped them to make it to the final and Cup semifinals. Babushkin also spent pre-season at Zenit (VTB) that year.
He represented Russia at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) three years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 7.0ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 43.6%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 61.1%.
Babushkin has played previously for two other teams: Zenit 2 and Rossiya Novogorsk.

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

Spartak Primorie Vladivostok (Superleague 1) confirmed in their roster 19-year old point guard Maksim Branitsky (178-74kg-98). He has played there for the last three seasons. But in three Superleague 1 games he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound and 1 assist.
Branitsky helped his team to make it to the Superleague 1 Semifinals in 2017.

Spartak Primorie Vladivostok roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Igor Smygin
Stepan Getmanov

Centers:
Maxim Krivosheev
Artjoms Butjankovs

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Tekele Cotton (ex Ludwigsburg) agreed terms with Enisey - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarsk (VTB) inked 24-year old American guard Tekele Cotton (189-95kg-93, college: Wichita State). He has played for the last two years at MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg in German BBL league. In 23 games he recorded 9.1ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.4apg and 1.0spg last season. Cotton helped them to make it to the German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals. He also played 18 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 10.3ppg, 3.4rpg, 3.5apg and 1.4spg. Cotton contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements Cotton's team won MVC Regular Season in 2012, 2014 and 2015. He received also All-MVC Defensive Player of the Year award in 2014 and 2015 at his college time.
Cotton graduated from Wichita State in 2015 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

Enisey Krasnoyarsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasili Zavoruev
Zabian Dowdell
Denis Zakharov
Tekele Cotton
Sergey Mitusov

Forwards:
Aleksandr Pavlov
Suleiman Braimoh
Igor Kanygin

Center:
Octavius Ellis

Coach: Oleg Okulov

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Coach Vladimir Jovanovic signs at FMP Beograd - by Eurobasket News

FMP Beograd (KLS) landed 48-year old coach Vladimir Jovanovic (agency: Alti Sport). He coached most recently at Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd U19 team in the JLS. Jovanovic helped them to win the Junior League title.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Coach of the Year award back in 2011 and 2012.
Jovanovic was coaching Serbian U20 National Team in 2013, and coached also U18 National Team between 2009 and 2017.
He has coached also professionally in Bosnia (Igokea) and Ukraine (BC Donetsk).

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Hungary roll over Slovakia twice - by Eurobasket News

Hungary beat Slovakia twice in a friendly series. They posted a 76-47 win in the opener and won 72-51 tonight. Hungary won the first period 20-13 and then added a 16-15 run in the second quarter. Moreover they posted a 17-12 rally in the third frame and finished the game with a 19-11 run. Szilard Benke (196-F-95) top-scored for the winners with 15 points, while Mathias Perl (188-G-89, agency: SportsVision-Service) notched 10. Kovacs delivered 9, whilst Janos Eilingsfeld (198-F/C-91) and David Vojvoda (196-G/F-90) notched 8 each. Andre Jones (191-G-90, college: Winthrop) nailed 12 and Peter Sedmak (207-F/C-85, agency: 011 Sports) ended up with 10 in a loss.


Rahmon Fletcher (ex Newcastle E.) is a newcomer at Kosice - by Eurobasket News

KB Kosice (SBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old American point guard Rahmon Fletcher (177-88, college: Green Bay). He has played for the last three seasons at Newcastle Eagles Esh Group in British BBL league. In 38 games he was second best scorer with impressive 20.8ppg and had 2.2rpg, 6.7apg (leader !!!) and 1.4spg last season. Fletcher helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Great season indeed as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-British BBL Import Player of the Year, Eurobasket.com All-British BBL Player of the Year and Guard of the Year.
He won British BBL championship title in 2015.
Fletcher has played also professionally in Holland (Weert and Bergen op Zoom).
He attended University of Wisconsin - Green Bay until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

KB Kosice roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Eric Palm
Rahmon Fletcher

Forwards:
Igor Maric
Stanislav Baldovsky
Richard Korner

Centers:
Peter Sedmak
Svetozar Stamenkovic

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Kosice inks Ivan Zidzik - by Michal Duchovic

KB Kosice (SBL) agreed terms with 27-year old center Ivan Zidzik (208-95kg-90, college: NW Nazarene) from Karlovka. Zidzik has played there for the last three years. In 40 SBL games he had 7.5ppg and 3.7rpg last season.
He represented Slovakia at the European Championships U20 Division B in Austria seven years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 5.1ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 54.8%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 46.2%.
Zidzik has played previously for four other teams: Handlova, Iskra Svit, SKB Zlin and IMC Slovakia Povazska Bystrica.
He attended Northwest Nazarene University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

KB Kosice roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Eric Palm
Rahmon Fletcher

Forwards:
Peter Sedmak
Igor Maric
Stanislav Baldovsky
Richard Korner
Svetozar Stamenkovic

Center:
Ivan Zidzik



Andre Jones (ex Prievidza) is a newcomer at Fiat Torino - by Eurobasket News

Fiat Torino (Serie A) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old American (has also Slovakian passport) guard Andre Jones (191-88kg-90, college: Winthrop). He played most recently at BC Prievidza in Slovakian SBL league. Jones managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 48 SBL games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.0ppg, 4.9rpg, 3.1apg and 1.5spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League Import Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team. Jones also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 14.1ppg, 3.9rpg, 4.0apg and 1.3spg. And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 12.5ppg, 6.5rpg and 4.5apg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Jones spent at Vita Tbilisi in Georgian league. In 13 VTB United League games he was fifth best scorer with 13.9ppg and got 4.1rpg and 3.7apg. The other team Jones played that season for was Abejas in Mexican LNBP. In 12 games he got remarkable 20.1ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.3spg.
Jones is a very experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America) in four different countries. Jones has played previously professionally in Finland (BC Nokia), Sweden (Sodertalje Kings), United Kingdom (Newcastle Eagles) and NBA G League (Erie Bay Hawks).
He attended Winthrop University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

Fiat Torino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Davide Parente
Diante Garrett
Andre Jones

Forwards:
Antonio Iannuzzi
Durand Scott

Center:
Trevor Mbakwe

Coach: Luca Banchi

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Krka to sign Tim Osolnik - by Eurobasket News

Krka Novo Mesto (Liga Nova KBM) agreed terms with 21-year old Slovenian guard Tim Osolnik (190-96). He played last season at Gorica in Croatian A1 league, but left the team in Mar.'17. In 11 games he had just 2.4ppg and 1.4rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Osolnik played at Slovan (2SKL) where in 15 games he recorded 9.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.3apg and 1.5spg.
His team made it to the U18 Championships Semifinals in 2013.
Osolnik has played previously professionally in Slovenia (Krka Novo Mesto Junior Team).

Krka Novo Mesto roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Maj Kovacevic
Domen Bratoz
Marko Josilo
Klemen Kuznik
Tim Osolnik
Matic Siska
Miha Skedelj
Jakov Stipanicev
Martin Jancar

Forwards:
Dalibor Djapa
Jure Ritlop

Center:
Ziga Dimec

Coach: Simon Petrov

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Fifolt is back at Krka - by Eurobasket News

Krka Novo Mesto (Liga Nova KBM) are bringing in 24-year old center Ziga Fifolt (211-115kg-93). It is actually his comeback to Novo Mesto as he has played here before. Fifolt played last season at Tajfun (Liga Nova KBM). In 32 games he had 7.2ppg and 4.5rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Fifolt was tested by Vanoli Cremona (Serie A) in Italian league. He also played that season for Slovan (2SKL) where in 20 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 9.2rpg (#2 in the league) and 1.2bpg. Fifolt also spent pre-season at KK Splosna plovba Portoroz (Telemach League) that year.
He represented Slovenia at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 1.8ppg.
Fifolt has played previously professionally in Slovenia (Helios, Elektra, Grosuplje and Krka Novo Mesto Junior Team) and Estonia (Rapla).

Krka Novo Mesto roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Maj Kovacevic
Domen Bratoz
Marko Josilo
Klemen Kuznik
Tim Osolnik
Matic Siska
Miha Skedelj
Jakov Stipanicev
Martin Jancar

Forwards:
Dalibor Djapa
Jure Ritlop

Centers:
Ziga Dimec
Ziga Fifolt

Coach: Simon Petrov

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Alen Omic (ex Unicaja) to sign at Hapoel Jerusalem - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Jerusalem (Winner League) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old Slovenian international center Alen Omic (216-102kg-92). He played most recently at Unicaja in Spanish Liga Endesa. Omic managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 21 Liga Endesa games he recorded 6.4ppg and 5.2rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Omic also played 11 games in Eurocup where he averaged 6.4ppg and 5.5rpg. The other team he played shortly was Anadolu Efes in Turkish BSL. In 5 games he had 8.6ppg and 6.2rpg. Omic also played 17 games in Euroleague where he got just 2.9ppg and 1.5rpg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Among other achievements Omic's team won Slovenian Supercup in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup European Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Center of the Year award in 2016.
Omic has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Slovenian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Omic also represented Slovenia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.7ppg, 6.0rpg, FGP: 59.3%, FT: 44.4%.
Omic has played previously professionally also in Slovenia (Un.Olimpija and Zlatorog).

Hapoel Jerusalem roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Yotam Halperin
Yogev Ohayon
Curtis Jerrells
Jerome Dyson
Bar Timor

Forwards:
Lior Eliyahu
Tarence Kinsey

Centers:
Alen Omic
Richard Howell

Coach: Fotis Katsikaris

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Algeciras sign Michael Crane - by Eurobasket News

CB Ciudad Algeciras Cepsa signed 26-year old American guard Michael Crane (190-95kg-91, college: E.Oregon). He played last season at CB Cazorla Jaen Paraiso Interior in the EBA. In 24 games he had 11.4ppg, 5.8rpg, 3.8apg and 1.7spg. 1 Div. will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Crane helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
He was voted All-Cascade Defensive Player of the Year back in 2013 at his college time.
Crane graduated from Eastern Oregon University in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

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Robles re-signs at Lanzarote - by Eurobasket News

Aloe Plus Lanzarote Conejeros (EBA) confirmed in their roster 24-year old swingman Amaurys Robles (195-93). He played there last season. In 24 EBA games he had 4.3ppg and 3.3rpg.

Aloe Plus Lanzarote Conejeros roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Raul Rodriguez

Forwards:
Alejandro Viera
Francisco Suarez
Amaurys Robles

Center:
Karl Niamamoukoko

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Alvarado is back at Valladolid - by Eurobasket News

Comercial Ulsa Ciudad de Valladolid (LEB Silver) agreed terms with 26-year old point guard Oscar Alvarado (184-91). It is actually his comeback to Blancos de Rueda as he has played here before. Alvarado played last season at Araberri in the LEB Gold. In 33 games he had 5.4ppg, 3.7rpg, 5.4apg and 1.4spg. LEB Silver will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Alvarado played at Palma (also in LEB Gold) where in 28 games he recorded just 2.6ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.8apg.
Alvarado represented Spain at the European Championships U18 in Metz (France) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 2.8ppg, 1.3apg.
Alvarado has played previously professionally also in Germany (Baunach) and Spain (Gran Canaria, La Palma and Gran Canaria).

Comercial Ulsa Ciudad de Valladolid roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Oscar Alvarado
Greg Gantt
Henri Wade-Chatman

Forwards:
Rowell Graham
Daniel Astilleros

Center:
Sergio De_La_Fuente

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Javier Lucas is a newcomer at Melilla - by Eurobasket News

Melilla Baloncesto (LEB Gold) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old power forward Javier Lucas (207-87) from Leyma Basquet Coruna. In 39 LEB Gold games he recorded 6.1ppg and 3.8rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Lucas played at Palma where in 30 LEB Gold games he averaged 6.0ppg and 4.9rpg.
He has played previously for four other teams: Blancos de Rueda, Meridiano Baza, Fontedoso Carrefour and Leyma Basquet Coruna II.

Melilla Baloncesto roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Daniel Rodriguez
Filip Djuran

Forwards:
Javier Lucas
Pablo Almazan

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Palma adds Slezas to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Palma Air Europa de Palma de Mallorca (LEB Gold) added to their roster 27-year old Lithuanian center Tautvydas Slezas (207-115kg-90, agency: Interperformances) from RETAbet Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian. In 33 LEB Gold games in Spain he recorded 7.1ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.5apg last season. He helped them to win the LEB Gold title (twice). Slezas also spent pre-season at RETAbet that year.
He represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.9ppg, 4.4rpg, FGP: 45.1%, FT: 7.1%.
Slezas is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Austria (Furstenfeld Panthers), Germany (Mitteldeutscher BC) and Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas, Dzukija, Delikatesas, MRU Vilnius and Vytautas).

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

Guards:
Rafael Huertas
Sergi Costa

Forwards:
Roger Fornas
Joan Tomas

Centers:
Tautvydas Slezas
Gediminas Zyle

Coach: Xavi Sastre

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Albacete tabs rookie Garret Covington in his first year in pro basketball - by Eurobasket News

Arcos Albacete Basket (LEB Silver) inked 23-year old American guard Garret Covington (196-88kg-94, agency: Two Points). Covington just graduated from W.Illinois (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 28 games he averaged impressive 19.9ppg, 3.6rpg and 3.2apg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to All-Summit League 2nd Team.
As mentioned above Covington is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

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Zamorano keeps Cardito for another season - by Eurobasket News

Aquimisa Queso Zamorano (LEB Silver) re-signed 24-year old point guard Javier Cardito (178-93). He played there last season. But in 8 LEB Silver games he averaged just 0.4ppg and 1.1rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Cardito played at Plasencia Extremadura (EBA) where in 17 games he had 10.6ppg, 3.4rpg, 3.6apg and 2.1spg. He helped them to win the regular season.

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Villarrobledo keeps Kalinicenko for another season - by Eurobasket News

Agricola Villarrobledo CBV (EBA) re-signed 20-year old Lithuanian forward Erikas Kalinicenko (202-97). He played there last season. In 29 EBA games he averaged just 2.8ppg and 1.3rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Kalinicenko played at UCAM Murcia where in 15 EBA games he had 3.4ppg and 1.3rpg.

Agricola Villarrobledo CBV roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
LeShaun Murphy
Adrian Camino

Forwards:
Mario Melero
Vadal Faniel
Erikas Kalinicenko

Center:
Artur Alaminos

Coach: Manuel Jimenez

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Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia keeps Guridi for another season - by Eurobasket News

Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia (LEB Silver) re-signed 25-year old swingman Ibon Guridi (193-92). He has played there for the last six seasons. In 30 LEB Silver games he recorded 4.9ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.1spg last season.
Guridi won LEB Silver in 2017.
He has played previously for Lizuan.com Iraurgi Saski Baloia.

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Rey re-signs at La Roda - by Eurobasket News

Fundacion Globalcaja La Roda confirmed in their roster 30-year old forward Norman Rey (203-87). He played there last season. In 33 EBA games he had 10.4ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.7apg. Rey helped them to win the EBA Final Stage 1 title (twice).
The previous (15-16) season he played at Marin Ence PeixeGalego (LEB Silver) where in 26 games he recorded 5.5ppg and 2.1rpg. Rey contributed to his team winning the LEB Silver title (twice) and the cup (also twice).
He has played previously for Cambados.
On Rey: Combo forward who has improved his game back to the basket. Good offensive rebounder.

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Salgado re-signs at RETAbet Bilbao Basket - by Eurobasket News

RETAbet Bilbao Basket (Liga Endesa) confirmed in their roster experienced 37-year old point guard Javier Salgado (183-82kg-80). He played there last season. In 25 Liga Endesa games he had 3.9ppg and 1.7apg. Salgado also played 6 games in Eurocup where he recorded just 1.5ppg and 2.0apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Movil Estudiantes. In 34 Liga Endesa games he averaged 5.9ppg, 1.2rpg and 3.9apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Salgado's team made it to the Eurocup Semifinals for two years in a row (2009 and 2010). He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Eurocup Honorable Mention back in 2009.
Salgado has spent his entire career in Spain playing for three other teams: Leon, Leon and Gipuzkoa.
Salgado is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at RETAbet Bilbao Basket.

RETAbet Bilbao Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Javier Salgado
Ricardo Fischer
Shane Hammink
Lucio Redivo

Forwards:
Alex Mumbru
Pere Tomas
Vasilije Vucetic
Jameel McKay
Borja Mendia

Center:
Tim Kempton

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Jordan Swing (ex Limburg United) signs at Sevilla - by Eurobasket News

Betis Energia Plus Sevilla (Liga Endesa) landed 27-year old American forward Jordan Swing (198-91kg-90, college: UAB, agency: Two Points). He played most recently at Limburg United in Belgian Euromillions League. In 39 games he averaged 9.7ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.6apg and 1.1spg last season. Swing helped them to make it to the cup final. He also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 11.7ppg, 5.2rpg, 4.2apg and 1.0spg.
The previous (15-16) season Swing played at Tecnyconta Zaragoza. In 14 Liga Endesa games he recorded 3.1ppg and 1.8rpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Import Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Swing also played 6 games in Eurocup where he got 4.2ppg and 1.0rpg. The other team Swing played that season for was Oviedo_CB. In 16 Liga Endesa games he was second best scorer with impressive 17.8ppg and got 4.5rpg, 2.4apg and 1.5spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Import Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and selected to 1st Team.
Swing's team won C-USA Regular Season in 2011.
He has played previously professionally in Australia (Lightning) and NBA G League (Canton Charge).
Swing attended University of Alabama at Birmingham until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

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BBU Salzburg tabs Sergio Jimenez, ex Casvi - by Eurobasket News

BBU Salzburg (2.Bundesliga) inked 22-year old Spaniard guard Sergio Jimenez (188-95). He has played for the last two years at Casvi in Spanish EBA league. In 30 games he averaged 4.5ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.0apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Jimenez played at CB Andujar Jean Paraiso Interi (also in EBA) where in only one game he had 3 points and 1 rebound.
He helped his team to make it to the Spanish EBA Final Stage 4 Runner-Up in 2017.
Jimenez has played also professionally in Spain for Real Canoe.

BBU Salzburg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sergio Jimenez
Dusan Oluic

Forward:
Guillermo Sanchez

Center:
Lorenz Rattey

Coach: Aaron Mitchell

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Lanzarote keeps Suarez for another season - by Eurobasket News

Aloe Plus Lanzarote Conejeros (EBA) re-signed forward Francisco Suarez (200). He played there last season. In 19 EBA games he averaged 4.6ppg and 1.8rpg.

Aloe Plus Lanzarote Conejeros roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Raul Rodriguez

Forwards:
Alejandro Viera
Francisco Suarez

Center:
Karl Niamamoukoko

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Domenech re-signs at Cerdanyola - by Eurobasket News

CB Cerdanyola al Dia A (EBA) confirmed in their roster 26-year old guard Oriol Domenech (187-91). He played there last season. In 14 EBA games he had 6.0ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.9apg and 1.2spg.

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Cerdanyola keeps Anton for another season - by Eurobasket News

CB Cerdanyola al Dia A (EBA) re-signed forward Javier Anton (198). He played there last season. In 11 EBA games he recorded 7.2ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.1apg.

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Cerdanyola keeps Tena for another season - by Eurobasket News

CB Cerdanyola al Dia A (EBA) re-signed 28-year old guard Genis Tena (186-89). He played there last season. In 26 EBA games he averaged 15.0ppg, 5.1rpg, 3.1apg and 1.2spg.
Tena is a very experienced player.

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FC Barcelona adds Pressey to their roster - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) added to their roster 26-year old American point guard Phil Pressey (180-79kg-91, college: Missouri). He played last season at Santa Cruz Warriors (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 49 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.6ppg, 5.2rpg, 8.0apg (top 5) and 2.0spg (in top 5). Pressey also spent pre-season at the Warriors in NBA that year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his college team won Big 12 Tournament in 2012. Pressey was also voted NABC Division I All-District 21 1st Team 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 as a professional player.

FC Barcelona Lassa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Thomas Heurtel
Rakim Sanders
Phil Pressey

Forward:
Adrien Moerman

Center:
Pierre Oriola

Coach: Alfonso Alonso

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John Shurna (ex Cedevita) agreed terms with Andorra - by Eurobasket News

MoraBanc Andorra (Liga Endesa) inked 27-year old American (has also Lithuanian passport) forward John Shurna (204-90, college: Northwestern). He played most recently at Cedevita in Croatian A1 league, but left the team in May.'17. Shurna managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 14 A1 games he recorded 8.1ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.4apg. He also played 10 games in Eurocup where he averaged 5.8ppg and 2.9rpg. And finally Shurna contributed to 23 games in ABA League where he had 8.2ppg and 2.9rpg.
He played in the final of Adriatic League.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Valencia Basket. In 39 Liga Endesa games he got 6.9ppg and 2.5rpg. Shurna helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 16 games in Eurocup where he got 6.8ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.2apg.
Shurna has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Shurna received NABC Division I All-District 7 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
Shurna represented Lithuania at the World Championships U19 in New Zealand eight years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 9 games: 6.0ppg, 3.9rpg, FGP: 51.4%, 3PT-3 (70.6%), FT: 33.3%.
Shurna has played also professionally in France (Strasbourg IG), Turkey (Darussafaka) and NBA (New York Knicks).
He attended Northwestern University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Shurna's game is described as: A smart player, with great court vision and passing skills. Has a strange shooting mechanic but he's enough accurate. An intelligent defender, he plays very well without the ball in his hands.

MoraBanc Andorra roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
David Jelinek
Jaka Blazic
Andrew Albicy
Jaime Fernandez

Forwards:
Oliver Stevic
Vladimir Jankovic
John Shurna
Beka Burjanadze

Center:
Moussa Diagne

Coach: Joan Penarroya

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Joventut inks Saulius Kulvietis, ex Vytautas - by Eurobasket News

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 26-year old Lithuanian forward Saulius Kulvietis (206-100kg-91). He played last season at Vytautas in Lithuanian LKL league. Kulvietis managed to play in three leagues last year. In 24 LKL games he had 11.8ppg, 4.4rpg and 2.8apg. He helped them to win the league title. Kulvietis also played 10 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 11.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.9apg and 1.0spg. And finally he contributed to 3 games in Baltic League where he averaged 14.7ppg, 3.7rpg and 2.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season Kulvietis played at Juventus (also in LKL). In 27 games he got 8.8ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.7apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Kulvietis also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 7.0ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 3rd Team back in 2011.
Kulvietis represented Lithuania at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 7.4ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 90.0%.
Kulvietis has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Sakalai, MRU Vilnius, P.Zvaigzdes and KM-Aisciai 98 Kaunas.
He could be described: Forward who can play at SF and PF positions. Has a high basketball IQ, well developed player tactically who understands and reads the game very well. Saulius is a great shooter, can make three-pointer of mid-range shot of the dribble. Needs to improve his strength as a PF and ball handling as a SF.

Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Patrick Richard
Dominik Mavra

Forwards:
Alex Ruoff
Saulius Kulvietis
Albert Ventura
Simon Birgander

Center:
Jerome Jordan

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Villars add Brown to their roster - by Luca Maffioli

Villars Basket (LNB) added to their roster 28-year old American guard Troran Brown (188-89kg-89, college: Montevallo). He played last season at Fribourg Olympic in Swiss LNA league. In 16 games he recorded 8.8ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.6apg. LNB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Brown helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals. He also played that season for Dundgovi (Superleague) in Mongolia where in 16 games he averaged 8.8ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.6apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Mongolian Superleague All-Star Game.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Brown's college team won PeachBelt Tournament in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Import Player of the Year in 2016.
Brown has played previously professionally in Mexico (Rayos de Hermosillo) and Bosnia (Spars Sarajevo).
He attended Montevallo University until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.
On Brown: Scoring pg put up big numbers in college against NCAA powerhouses like Kentucky (30pts).

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Cedric Bonga joins Lakers - by Luca Maffioli

Riviera Lakers (LNA) agreed terms with 32-year old naturalized Congolese guard Cedric Bonga (187-85). He has played for the last three seasons at Meyrin Basket in the LNB. In 18 games he had very impressive stats: 15.2ppg, 5.6rpg, 4.0apg and 3.1spg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNB Domestic Player of the Year, Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNB Defensive Player of the Year and named to 1st Team.
Bonga played in the final of Swiss LNB in 2016.
He has played previously for another Swiss team MGS Grand-Saconnex Basket.

Riviera Lakers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Cedric Bonga
Milos Rajic
Pedro Pessoa

Forward:
Vincent Gaillard

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Swiss National Team 2017 - by Luca Maffioli

Swiss National Team started in Bormio, Italy the main training stage before the matches of the first round of pre-qualifications at the European Championships 2021. Gianluca Barilari , new Swiss NT head coach, called 14 players: Lucas Pythoud (174-PG-93), Juraj Kozic (198-SF-95), Brian Savoy (189-G-92), Roberto Kovac (189-SG-90), Marco Portannese (192-G-89), Randon Grueninger (193-F-95), Daniel Andjelkovic (199-PF-94), Marko Mladjan (205-PF-93), Paul Gravet (204-PF-95), Jonathan Dubas (204-F/C-91), Arnaud Cotture (203-PF-95), Natan Jurkovitz (199-F-95), Michel-Ofik Nzege (203-F-92) and Kaanu Olaniyi (206-C-98)
Head coach: Gianluca Barilari
Coach assistant: Riet Lareida



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SeaHorses tab Daniel Orton, ex Hitech - by Eurobasket News

SeaHorses Mikawa (B League) inked 27-year old American forward Daniel Orton (208-116kg-90, college: Kentucky). He played in the summer at Hitech in Thailand TBL league. Orton managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 19 TBL games he averaged 14.6ppg, 9.4rpg, 2.2apg, 1.1spg and 1.2bpg. The last season he played at Champville in Lebanese Pepsi LBL where in four games he had 14.0ppg, 10.0rpg, 3.3apg and 2.3bpg. Orton also played that season for GS Kymis in Greek A1. In 12 games he recorded 9.3ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.7apg and 1.0bpg. He also spent pre-season at Mayrouba (Pepsi LBL) in Lebanon that year.
In 2010 Orton was drafted by Orkando Magic (NBA) in first round (29th overall). He attended University of Kentucky and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Orton won NBA Northwest Division championship title in 2013. He received also USBasket.com All-D-League Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
Orton is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to six different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Orton has played previously professionally in China (Hunan), Mexico (Fuerza Regia), Philippines (Star Hotshots), Puerto Rico (Leones), NBA (Washington Wizards) and NBA G League (Maine Red Claws and Grand Rapids Drive).
His game is described as: (by Borko Popic for NBADraft.net in 2010)
An intriguing big with a next level body and an extremely long wingspan … He has a wide and developed frame and has the potential to add further mass … A deceptive athlete, he gets off the ground well and sneaks up on people thanks to his length … Physically, he has all the tools to be an inside force in the future. Very careless with the ball, he makes poor decisions and throws it away very frequently … He tries to make passes that have no chance of finding the target
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Antwan Space signs at Dalia Sport Grombalia - by Ahmed Abderrahim

Dalia Sport Grombalia landed 24-years old american Forward Antwan Space (206-F/C-93). He graduated from Massachusetts NCAA .
As mentioned above Space is just out of the college and i will be the second season pro after the season with Tomas de Rocamora he played 27 games he averaged 11,6 ppg , 5,3 rpg and 1,8 apg last season.
The team signs important local players to make a good season with a goal to reach the super playoffs ( Final four ) and a good results in the cup .



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Artvin inks Mufit Can Alp - by Eurobasket News

Artvin Belediye (TB2L) signed 26-year old Mufit Can Alp (91). He played last season at Final Genclik (TBL). In 8 games he had 3.5ppg and 1.0rpg. TB2L will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Alp played at Adanaspor (also in TBL). TBL was a little too high level for him, where in 5 games he recorded just 0.8ppg.
He has played previously for three other teams: Elazig, Bursaspor and Sanliurfaspor.

Artvin Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

Mehmet Ali Yatagan
Tolga Birer
Kemal Can Aktuna
Mufit Can Alp

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Artvin lands Tolga Birer - by Eurobasket News

Artvin Belediye (TB2L) landed 19-year old center Tolga Birer (202-98) from Kepez Bld. In 19 TB2L games he averaged 3.8ppg and 2.5rpg last season.
Part of previous (2015-16) season Birer spent at Pertevniyal (TBL). But in two games he had just 1.0ppg. He also spent pre-season at Anadolu Efes (BSL) that year.
Birer represented Turkey at the European Championships U16 Division A in Kyiv (Ukraine) four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 0pts, 1.4rpg.

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Mamak DSI lands Serkan Kirce - by Eurobasket News

Mamak Belediye Ankara D.S.I. (TBL) tabbed 21-year old center Serkan Kirce (204-100kg-96) from Turk Telekom. But in 32 TBL games he averaged just 1.0ppg and 1.2rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Kirce played at Orkide Gediz Univeristesi where in two TBL games he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound.
He was selected to U19 National Team in 2015.

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Mamak DSI adds Kulcebas to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Mamak Belediye Ankara D.S.I. (TBL) added to their roster experienced 36-year old power forward Adnan Onder Kulcebas (207-104kg-81, agency: 1x1 Sports) from Socar Petkim. In 36 TBL games he recorded just 2.6ppg and 2.2rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Kulcebas played at TED Kolejliler (BSL). But in 21 games he averaged only 0.7ppg and 1.3rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Turkish TB2L championship title in 2013. Kulcebas was also voted Eurobasket.com Turkish TB2L All-Domestic Players Team back in 2013.
He has spent his entire career in Turkey playing for six other teams: Trabzonspor, Galatasaray, Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye, Banvit, Aliaga and Hacettepe.
Kulcebas is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Mamak DSI.
On Kulcebas: He's 4 with skills. Good Ball handler for his size. Good vision. From the Low Post game he can find the open man. Decent passer. Can hit the 15 foot jumper. Can block shot, and car rebound.
He's a hard worker. Understands the Game. Needs to build stronger. Needs to improve his outside shot. Good Rotation on Defense
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Besiktas are considering to add Augusto Lima to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul (BSL) is close to sign 26-year old Brazilian international center Augusto Lima (207-104kg-91) who played last time at B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas in Lithuania. In 42 LKL games he had 6.2ppg and 4.5rpg last season. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. Lima also played 30 games in Euroleague where he recorded 4.6ppg and 3.7rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Real Madrid in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 18 games he averaged 4.9ppg and 3.1rpg. Lima contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Lima also played 8 games in Euroleague where he got 3.4ppg and 2.0rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. The other team Lima played that season for was UCAM Murcia (Liga Endesa) in Spain. In 17 games he got 9.1ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Latinbasket.com All-Panamerican Games 2nd Team in 2015.
Lima has been also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Brazilian senior team since 2011 and previously for U17 National Team back in 2007.
Lima represented Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 6.5ppg, 6.3rpg, FGP: 62.5%.
Lima has played previously professionally in Italy and Spain (Unicaja Malaga and CB Granada).
He could be described: An inside player with huge upside. He's long, has great body (Dwight Howard type), he's a great leaper. Intense and aggressive, Augusto can be very dominant inside, and very active on both boards, snatching rebounds and blocking shots. He understands the game very well and knows how to position himself on the court. A great 1 on 1 defender, has good mobility, runs the court like a guard and finishes every play aggressively. Offensively, he has good post moves, decent outside shot and good presence inside to receive passes. Needs to add some weight and polish his offensive skills, but future is bright.

Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Muratcan Guler
Erkan Veyseloglu
D.J. Strawberry
Can Mutaf
Earl Clark
Sertac Sanli
Jon Diebler
Kyle Weems
Kenan Sipahi
Samet Geyik
Ryan Boatright
Enes Taskiran
Omer Al
Bekir Sabri Karli

Coach: Ufuk Sarica

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Arda Dogus Saribay agreed terms with Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi - by Eurobasket News

Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi (TB2L) inked 26-year old guard Arda Dogus Saribay (193-91). He played most recently at Mugla Orman in the TBL. In 28 games he recorded 6.1ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.4apg and 1.0spg last season. TB2L will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Saribay played at Istanbul DSI (also in TBL) where in 28 games he averaged 4.6ppg and 1.8rpg.
He won Turkish TB3L championship title in 2014.
Saribay has played previously for five other teams: Izmir Buyuksehir Belediyesi, Beykoz, Yeni Nesil, Istanbul BBSK and Gediz.

Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi roster for 2017-2018:

Serdar Yavuz
Arda Dogus Saribay
Onur Calban
Tufan Findikli
Hidayet Civan

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Eurobasket 2017 games on NTV Spor. - by Alev Sonmez

The Eurobasket 2017 games will be broadcasted my NTV Spor. The Turkish Sports broadcasting channel NTV Spor had announced shutting down due to financial problems last month. Being the only channel having the full rights if broadcasting Eurobasket the eyes were on NTV, the sister channel of NTV Spor, hoping for a clearification. Finally seems like NTV Spor decided to continue their broadcasting lifetime and announced that Eurobasket 2017 will be on the screen..


Elijah Johnson (ex Istanbulspor) joins Vanoli Cremona - by Eurobasket News

Vanoli Cremona (Serie A2) agreed terms with 27-year old American guard Elijah Johnson (192-88kg-90, college: Kansas). He played last season at Istanbulspor in Turkish TBL league. Johnson managed to play in five leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 13 TBL games he had very impressive stats: 22.2ppg, 5.7rpg, 4.2apg and 1.5spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TBL Honorable Mention. He also played that season for s Oliver Baskets in German BBL where in only one game he recorded 6 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists and 1 steal. Johnson also spent pre-season at Hapoel Tel Aviv (Winner League) in Israel that year. He was also tried-out by Cibona in Croatian A1. The team played in three different competitions that year, and Johnson had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In four A1 games he averaged 11.5ppg, 1.3rpg, 4.8apg and 1.0spg. He also played 9 games in ABA League where he got 9.3ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.9apg. Johnson also played 5 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 9.2ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.8apg.
Johnson has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his college team won Big 12 Tournament in 2010, 2011 and 2013.
Johnson has played also professionally in Greece (Panelefsiniakos) and Poland (Anwil and Rosa).
He attended University of Kansas until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.
On Johnson: An explosive guard who can play either one or two guard spots. Can get to the basket, yet has solid range from beyond the arc… Has an above average vertical leap, making him one of few guards that can finish plays above the rim.

Vanoli Cremona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Drake Diener
Travis Diener
Marco Portannese
Elijah Johnson
Michele Ruzzier

Forward:
Giulio Gazzotti

Coach: Romeo Sacchetti

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Burak Eslik is a newcomer at Trabzonspor - by Eurobasket News

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol (BSL) strengthened their roster with addition of Turk guard Burak Eslik (193-84kg). He just graduated from SIU Edwardsville (NCAA). In 30 games he recorded 13.4ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.7apg last season.
As mentioned above Eslik is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
He previously played for Galatasaray.

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sarunas Vasiliauskas
Brady Heslip
Osiris Eldridge
Burak Eslik
Stevie Browning

Forwards:
Caleb Green
Osman Sirin
Deniz Kilicli
Anton Odabasi

Coach: Zare Markovski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Centrobaset U17 VI vs Dominican Republic - by David Edole

A rivalry is usually a give and take and the Virgin Islands (1-0) and Dominican Republic (1-0) have been in a tussle for the past twelve years. In the seven meetings that occurred DR leads the series, 4-2. The winner of tonight game will be in the driver's seat and probably clinch a spot in the semifinals. 7:00pm is watch time, don't miss history in real time.
The top-three teams from the Centrobasket U17 Championship will qualify to next year's FIBA U18 Americas Championship in St. Catharines, Canada.
2015 DR 75 VI 45 U15 Centro
2013 DR 86 VI 34 U17 Centro
2011 VI 90 DR 71 U17 Centro
2009 VI 81 DR 74 U18 Centro
2007 DR 77 VI 65 U18 Centro
2005 DR 87 VI 77 U19 Centro
The game can be seen live at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsvoARkYiMw



NBA PM: Marcus Georges-Hunt's Busy Offseason - by David Edole

Marcus Georges-Hunt (196-F-94, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Pensack Sports) said in April that he wanted to take full advantage of the opportunity to spend a summer working out in an NBA gym.
Based on his successful Summer League play, it appears as though his time in the gymis beginning to pay off.
Georges-Hunt signed with the Orlando Magic in April for the remainder of the 2016-17 season. The contract he signed contained a non-guaranteed salary for the 2017-18 season, so he'll enter training camp with a chance to make the team's final roster.
Georges-Hunt spent most of last season with the Maine Red Claws of the G League. He averaged 15.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists and one steal in 45 games for Maine. He was named a G League All-Star and played a key role in helping the Red Claws earn a playoff berth.
One benefit of remaining under contract with the Magic this offseason has been the opportunity to work out at the team's practice facility. Georges-Hunt has hit the gym twice a day for four times a week for most of the summer and has had a chance to work with the coaching staff. He also had some friendly competition with Elfrid Payton as well.
'It was great that I had one-on-one time with the coaching staff and free access to pick their brains a little,' Georges-Hunt told Basketball Insiders. 'I got into the weight room and got my body transformed a little bit. Those coaches put in the time and gave me the time to elevate my game, get me ready for the Summer League and then I took it to the weight room. They got me right.'
He believes his hard work this offseason in the gym can greatly help his chances of making the roster next season. In addition to the on-court workouts he would participate in, he would also lift weights, do yoga, box and work on his conditioning.
'I kept working and they saw my progress, so I feel like I kind of earned their trust a little bit,' Georges-Hunt said. 'I feel like the work you put in, you have the confidence and you feel comfortable when it comes time to come out there and perform. Behind the scenes, you did all of the dirty work to get to the point where you are and I feel like it helps. They saw it.'
As he attempts to earn a roster spot this season with the Magic, a successful Summer League performance may help his chances of sticking around as well. Aside from rookie Jonathan Isaac, Georges-Hunt may have been the team's most productive player during the Orlando Summer League.
Georges-Hunt averaged 14 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.6 steals in five Summer League games. He shot 50 percent from the field, including 42.9 percent from three-point range. He led the Magic in total points, rebounds, assists and steals. For a team that has been desperately searching for outside shooting, Georges-Hunt could prove to be a solid option.
Summer League was a real opportunity for Georges-Hunt to show the coaching staff the improvements that he made over the summer. He appeared in just five games for the Magic in April and his sample size was rather small so Summer League gave him an extended opportunity he didn't get during the regular season.
'I think my defense has gotten better,' Georges-Hunt said. 'My IQ of the game; understanding of the game has improved. Just little things for the most part. The Summer League was like my first test to show my versatility being that I can play one through four and guard one through four.Summer League was a great time to showcase that because I know the coaches haven't seen me play as much as I did in Summer League. Being able to showcase my versatility and the way that I play was pretty big.'
Standing at 6-foot-6, Georges-Hunt gives the Magic a lot of versatility on the court. The Magic experimented with Georges-Hunt at a few different positions during Summer League and he appeared to play well at each position. The team even played him at point guard and gave him the task of running the offense.
It's that sort of versatility teams are looking for and it could help Georges-Hunt earn a permanent role with theMagic. The idea of playing point guard was fun for him and a challenge he embraced.
'I put that pressure on them that I can handle the ball and they know I can handle the ball,' Georges-Hunt said. 'It just helps me a lot more. I can go into the game and play four different positions. They see me and they trust me to a certain extent and it creates a lot of mismatches as well.'
For the Magic, they will soon have 16 players on the roster, with 14 of those spots guaranteed. The team is expected to officially sign Arron Afflalo and Marreese Speights in the coming days. Georges-Hunt's contract is one of the two that are not guaranteed for next season.
Even though he's on a non-guranteed contract, he'll be approaching training camp just like he would a game.
'I approach it like it's just a game,' Georges-Hunt said. 'I'm a competitor and just stay in attack mode. That's all I can do. Put in the work now and then when training camp is going on, I just have to handle my business.'
If Georges-Hunt can continue to improve and show the coaching staff he's worthy of a spot, don't be surprised to see his name on this young Magic roster next season.

By Cody Taylor



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Maksym Lutsenko is a newcomer at Sokhumi - by Andy Dziuba

Sokhumi Tbilisi (Superleague) signed Ukranian swingman Maksym Lutsenko (190-87kg-93) for upcoming season.
Previous season Lutsenko played for Budivelnyk and helped them to become Ukranian champion. He averaged 4,4 ppg, 2,6 rpg and 1,2 apg in 32 games in Ukranian Superleague.
Lutsenko had even more successful season 2015-16 with Budivelnyk: 12,4 ppg, 7,0 rpg and 2,6 apg in 21 games.

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Rahmon Fletcher (ex Newcastle E.) is a newcomer at Kosice - by Eurobasket News

KB Kosice (SBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old American point guard Rahmon Fletcher (177-88, college: Green Bay). He has played for the last three seasons at Newcastle Eagles Esh Group in British BBL league. In 38 games he was second best scorer with impressive 20.8ppg and had 2.2rpg, 6.7apg (leader !!!) and 1.4spg last season. Fletcher helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Great season indeed as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-British BBL Import Player of the Year, Eurobasket.com All-British BBL Player of the Year and Guard of the Year.
He won British BBL championship title in 2015.
Fletcher has played also professionally in Holland (Weert and Bergen op Zoom).
He attended University of Wisconsin - Green Bay until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

KB Kosice roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Eric Palm
Rahmon Fletcher

Forwards:
Igor Maric
Stanislav Baldovsky
Richard Korner

Centers:
Peter Sedmak
Svetozar Stamenkovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Leeds Force signs rookie Jordan Cook in his first year in pro basketball - by Eurobasket News

Leeds Force (BBL) strengthened their roster with addition of British forward Jordan Cook (188). Cook just graduated from University of Maine at Presque Isle (NCAA3). He has played there for the last four years. In 19 games he recorded 5.5ppg and 3.1rpg last season.
As mentioned above Cook is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
He was voted to USCAA D2 All-Academic Team in 2017.

Leeds Force roster for 2017-2018:

Alhaji Fullah
Aidan Appleyard
Jordan Cook
Issac Mourier

Coach: Mika Turunen

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Antonio Deogratias signs at Leeds Force - by Eurobasket News

Leeds Force (BBL) landed forward Antonio Deogratias (196). He played most recently at Bradford Dragons in the NBL D1. But in 12 games he averaged just 1.9ppg and 1.5rpg last season.

Leeds Force roster for 2017-2018:

Alhaji Fullah
Aidan Appleyard
Jordan Cook
Issac Mourier
Antonio Deogratias

Coach: Mika Turunen

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Fahro Alihodzic (ex Panionios) signs at Leuven - by Eurobasket News

Stella Artois Leuven Bears (Euromillions League) landed 28-year old British international center Fahro Alihodzic (208-118kg-89, college: UAB). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Bosnia and Herzegovina passport. Alihodzic played most recently at Panionios in Greek A2 league. In 29 games he averaged 12.9ppg and 6.6rpg last season. He helped them to win the A2 title. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 Co-Bosman Player of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Bosmans Team.
The previous (15-16) season Alihodzic played at Promitheas (also in A2) where in 29 games he had 10.6ppg and 6.2rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the final. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 Honorable Mention.
Alihodzic has been a member of British international program for some years. He has been regularly called to British senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2009.
Alihodzic 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. Alihodzic has played previously professionally also in Argentina (Estudiantes Concordia), Hungary (Kaposvari), Spain (Gran Canaria) and United Kingdom (Leicester Riders).
He attended University of Alabama at Birmingham until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Alihodzic's outlook: An inside player with nice hands and great shooting ability who is learning to play more physical. Runs very well the court and uses his body well in the paint.

Stella Artois Leuven Bears roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Evaldas Zabas
Anthony Lambot
Rod Camphor

Forwards:
Joey van_Zegeren
Treg Setty

Center:
Fahro Alihodzic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Leicester Riders keep Gamble for another season - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders (BBL) re-signed 25-year old power forward Harrison Gamble (206-92). He played there last season. In 19 BBL games he averaged just 2.5ppg and 1.5rpg. Gamble helped them to win the league title. He also spent pre-season at Riders that year.
Gamble represented United Kingdom at the European Championships U18 Division B in Israel seven years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 0.3ppg, 1.7rpg.
Gamble has played previously professionally also in Spain (Girona FC).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sayers is back at Plymouth Raiders - by Eurobasket News

Plymouth University Raiders (BBL) signed 25-year old British small forward Louis Sayers (199-91kg-92). It is actually his comeback to Plymouth Raiders as he has played here before. Sayers played last season at SG Luetzel-Post Koblenz in German Regionalliga. In 25 games he had 13.3ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.3apg and 1.2spg.
The previous (15-16) season Sayers played at Leeds Force where in 35 BBL games he recorded 9.7ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.7apg.
Sayers played in the final of British EBL Division One in 2011.
He represented United Kingdom at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.5ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 45.0%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 81.8%.
Sayers has played previously for three other British teams: Reading Rockets, Storm and Brunel University.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  URUGUAY  


Atenas maintain the leadership for the Metro league - by Hector Lopez

Anthony Danridge (196-F-86, college: N.Mexico) leads Atenas to maintain the Metro leadership after 16th rounds beating Union Atletica 104-100. Danridge scored 38 points and added 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Gaston Semiglia (192-F-91) was the best scorer for Union Atletica with 34 points and added 14 rebounds.
Other results:
Marne 81 - Tyronne McNeal (211-C-87, college: Miami Dade CC) 11 points and 16 rebounds
Tabare 78 - Gonzalo Rivas (179-G-95) 25 points 6 assists and Charles McCann (193-F, college: LIU Post) 4 points and 14 rebounds
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Cordon 94 - Dida Pereira (203-C-92, college: Sequoias CC) 27 points, and Nicolas Ibarra (192-F-82) 30 points and 6 rebounds
Stockolmo 79 - Rashaun Stimage (202-F, college: De Paul) 14 points 9 rebounds
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Auriblanco 92 - Rodrigo Goncalvez 28 points 15 rebounds, Camilo Colman (191-G-90) 20 points 6 rebounds
Capitol 81 - Joe Efese (198-F, college: Cent.Conn.St.) 27 points 8 rebounds



Danridge's 34-point game gives him Ascenso Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

31-year old forward Anthony Danridge (196-F-86) had an amazing evening in the last round for second-ranked Atenas and receives a Latinbasket.com Ascenso Player of the Week award for round 16.
He had the game-high 34 points adding three rebounds and seven assists for Atenas in his team's victory, helping them to crush Stockolmo (#7, 6-8) with 21-point margin 103-82. Atenas maintains the 2nd position in Uruguayan Ascenso. They are still close to the very top. Atenas would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 11-2 record. Danridge has many years of experience at Atenas, through which he has constantly improved. University of New Mexico graduate has very impressive stats this year. Danridge is in league's top in points (3rd best: 25.9ppg), assists (8th best: 4.2apg) and averages solid 58.5% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Howard Wilkerson (198-F-84) of U Atletica. He is American forward in his first season at U Atletica. In the last game Wilkerson recorded impressive double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds. Of course he led U Atletica to another comfortable win outscoring slightly higher-ranked Miramar (#5, 7-6) 75-48. This victory allowed U Atletica to move up to 6th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 6-8 record. Wilkerson is one of the most experienced players at U Atletica and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to Rodrigo Goncalvez of Auriblanco (#9). Goncalvez showcased his all-around game by recording 29 points, nine rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Auriblanco, leading his team to a 109-92 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Verdirrojo (#11, 5-8). The chances of Auriblanco ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 8 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Goncalvez could help Auriblanco to bring them higher in the standings. Goncalvez has a great season in Uruguay. After 15 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 22.5ppg (7th best) and rebounds with 9.7rpg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Gerel Simmons (188-G-93) of Verdirrojo - 31 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Mateo Pose (190-SG-95) of Atenas - 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Pablo Makanskas (196-F-90) of Verdirrojo - 22 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Charles McCann (193-F) of Tabare - 19 points and 6 rebounds
8. Tirrell Brown (198-F-93) of Colon - 21 points and 9 rebounds
9. Fausto Pomoli (198-F-94) of Atenas - 16 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists
10. Paul Harrison (203-C-89) of Sayago - 18 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists

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



Nicholas Wadell (ex La Union) signs at Olimpia - by Eurobasket News

Club Atletico Olimpia Montevideo (LUB) landed 28-year old Argentinian forward Nicholas Wadell (200-89). He played most recently at La Union in Argentinian TNA league, but left the team in Feb.'16. In 26 games he averaged impressive 16.0ppg and 6.7rpg in 2015-16 season.
Among other achievements Wadell was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA Honorable Mention in 2016.
He is a very experienced player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @fhsports10)

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  VENEZUELA  


Panko comes back to Fuerza Regia, ex Guaros - by Eurobasket News

Fuerza Regia Monterrey (LNBP) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 40-year old American forward Andy Panko (203-101kg-77, college: Lebanon Valley, agency: BeoBasket). It is actually his comeback to Fuerza Regia as he has played here before. Panko played most recently at Guaros in Venezuelan LPB league. In 19 games he recorded 4.5ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.2apg last season. Panko also played that season for Fuerza Regia where in 42 LNBP games he averaged impressive 15.7ppg, 4.9rpg and 2.9apg.
In 1999 Panko was drafted by Pennsylvania Valley Dawgs (USBL) in seventh round (86th overall).
He attended Lebanon Valley College (NCAA Div.III) and it will be his 19th (!!!) season in pro basketball. Panko won Mexican LNBP championship title.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Spanish ACB Player of the Year award back in 2012.
Panko is a very experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America) in five different countries. Panko has played previously in France (Sluc Nancy), Greece (Panathinaikos and PAOK Thessaloniki), Italy, Puerto Rico (Vaqueros and Carolina) and Spain (Unicaja Malaga, Girona FC, Sevilla, RETAbet Bilbao Basket and Baloncesto Fuenlabrada).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Fuerza Regia.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Very offensively gifted player. He's got both good size and quickness. He's got more strength. He also has ballhandling and passing skills. If he improves his defense and rebounding consistency, he should be an NBA player. Simple -- the immensely talented forward and go-to player on offense. If he develops his defense and rebounding to go with his ability to score inside and outside, he could be in an NBA uniform.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @miskoraznatovic)

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  VIETNAM  


Saigon Heat tabs rookie Darius Lewis in his first year in pro basketball - by Eurobasket News

Saigon Heat (VBA) landed 23-year old American center Darius Lewis (211-113kg-94). Lewis just graduated from Duquesne (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 30 games he averaged 3.5ppg and 4.6rpg last season.
As mentioned above Lewis is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE  


Tekele Cotton (ex Ludwigsburg) agreed terms with Enisey - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarsk (VTB) inked 24-year old American guard Tekele Cotton (189-95kg-93, college: Wichita State). He has played for the last two years at MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg in German BBL league. In 23 games he recorded 9.1ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.4apg and 1.0spg last season. Cotton helped them to make it to the German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals. He also played 18 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 10.3ppg, 3.4rpg, 3.5apg and 1.4spg. Cotton contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements Cotton's team won MVC Regular Season in 2012, 2014 and 2015. He received also All-MVC Defensive Player of the Year award in 2014 and 2015 at his college time.
Cotton graduated from Wichita State in 2015 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

Enisey Krasnoyarsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasili Zavoruev
Zabian Dowdell
Denis Zakharov
Tekele Cotton
Sergey Mitusov

Forwards:
Aleksandr Pavlov
Suleiman Braimoh
Igor Kanygin

Center:
Octavius Ellis

Coach: Oleg Okulov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Enisey welcomes back Zakharov - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarsk (VTB) inked 24-year old international point guard Denis Zakharov (192-88kg-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). It is actually his comeback to Krasnoyarsk as he has played here before. Zakharov played most recently at Lokomotiv (VTB). But in four Eurocup games he averaged just 1.3ppg last season. His team made it to the semifinals. Zakharov also played 16 games in VTB United League where he had only 1.5ppg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Enisey. In 19 FIBA Europe Cup games he recorded 7.8ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.3apg. Zakharov helped them to make it to the FIBA Europe Cup Final Four. He also played 25 games in VTB United League where he got 9.5ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.8apg. The other team Zakharov played that season for was Dynamo Moscow (Superleague). In 25 games he got 9.5ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.8apg.
Among other achievements Zakharov received Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 2nd Team award in 2015.
He has been also a member of Russian international program for some years. Zakharov has regularly played for Russian senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
He also represented Russia at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Zakharov's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 5.7ppg, 1.4apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 72.2%, 3PT: 17.6%, FT: 71.4%.
Zakharov has played previously for two other teams: Spartak Vidnoye and BC Nizhny Novgorod.

Enisey Krasnoyarsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasili Zavoruev
Zabian Dowdell
Denis Zakharov
Sergey Mitusov

Forwards:
Aleksandr Pavlov
Suleiman Braimoh
Igor Kanygin

Center:
Octavius Ellis

Coach: Oleg Okulov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Astana keeps Kolesnikov for another season - by Eurobasket News

BK Astana (National League) re-signed 29-year old former Kazakhstani international swingman Anatoly Kolesnikov (200-93kg-88, college: Nicholls State). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Australian passport. Kolesnikov has played there for the last five seasons. In 6 FIBA Europe Cup games he recorded 6.5ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.0spg in 2015-16 season. Kolesnikov also played 19 games in VTB United League where he averaged 5.2ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.0spg. Kolesnikov played in the final of Kazakhstan League.
Among other achievements he received Asia-Basket.com All-Kazakhstan League Honorable Mention award in 2015.
Kolesnikov also represented Kazakhstan at the Asian Championships in Changsha-Hunan (China) two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 11.0ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 41.3%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 65.5%.
Kolesnikov has played also professionally for other Australian teams like Kings and Norths Soul Sports Bears.
He attended Nicholls State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

BK Astana roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Hordur Vilhjalmsson
Anatoly Kolesnikov
Anthony Clemmons

Forward:
Ike_Joseph Udanoh

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Women News


Beninese National Team 2017 - by Greg

Fasiath Tiamiyou Benin NT Benin
Claudia Hounsinou Benin NT Benin
Aldonie Hounkonnou Benin NT Benin
Awanath Assogradjo Benin NT Benin
Djemalath Aminou Benin NT Benin
Annie Kouke Benin NT Benin
Mathe Natta Benin NT Benin
Firdans Ouro Nimini Benin NT Benin
Ramonziath Agbaisso Benin NT Benin
Zouliath Mousjibor Benin NT Benin




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  CANADA  


Canada-Quebec outscore Mali to reach the semifinals - by Eurobasket News

Canada-Quebec outscored Mali to reach the semifinals of the Francophone Games. Canada-Quebec grabbed an 80-60 win to face Fed. Wallonie-Brux in the semifinals tomorrow.
Canada-Quebec dominated the whole game and won all the quarters of the game. Alexandria Kiss-Rusk (193-C-93, college: Virginia Tech) stepped up with 17 points and Jane Gagne (183-F) netted 16. Djeneba N'Diaye (165-PG-97) replied with 20 points in defeat and Assitan Traore (186-C-96) produced 12.



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  CROATIA  


Mia Masic joins San Salvatore - by Eurobasket News

San Salvatore Selargius (Serie A2) agreed terms with 24-year old Croatian forward Mia Masic (180-93) from Surgical SRL Virtus Cagliari. In 27 Serie A2 games in Italy she had 14.5ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.2spg in 2015-16 season.
The previous (14-15) season Masic played at Querciambiente Muggia where in 25 Serie A2 games she recorded 13.7ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.4spg.
Her team made it to the Croatian A1 Semifinals in 2012.
Masic represented Croatia at the European Championships U16 Division B in Tallinn (Estonia) eight years ago. Her team won Silver and her stats at that event were 6 games: 2.0ppg, 1.0rpg.
Masic has played also professionally for other Croatian teams like Sibenik and Kvarner.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Anja Majstorovic (ex-Medvescak) joins CD Zamarat - by Zeljko Zule

Anja Majstorovic (184-SF-94) will continue her career in Spain with CD Zamarat. She signed a one-year deal.
Majstorovic spent all of her recent pro career playing for Medvescak, with whom she won four Championship and three Cup titles. She averaged 17.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.6 steals in 23 Croatian A1 League games last season. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Croatian League first team.
Majstorovic was a member of the Croatian natioanal team at the U16 and U18 European Championship from 2009 through 2012 and won silver medal at the U16 Eurobasket played in Greece in 2010 and gold medal at the U18 Eurobasket Division B played in Hungary 2011.



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16  


Division C. Semifinals are set in Gibraltar - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Malta - Kosovo 71-63
Malta posted the second straight win in Group A. They held off Kosovo to enter the semifinal stage undefeated. Sasha Lecuyer (172-SG-02) recorded 22 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side. Malta accounted for a 38:28 halftime lead. Kosovo however used a 27:14 run in the third term to take a 3-point lead. Malta though stiffened defensively in the final frame and secured the winning outcome. Michela Zammit (155-PG-01) had 13 points for Malta. Agnesa Rrahmani (167-PG-02) netted 19 points for Kosovo.

Group B
Wales - Monaco 47-45 OT
Wales snatched an overtime win over Monaco to reach semifinal stage. Freya Williams (176-C-02) came up with 16 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Wales grabbed a 15:7 lead ten minutes into the game. Monaco denied the deficit and posted a 6-point lead heading into the fourth frame. But Wales limited their opponents to just 4 points in the period to force overtime. Wales sank 9 points in the extra period to secure the winning outcome. Lowri Thomas (170-SG-02) had 9 points in the win. Hermance Marti (165-SG-03) deposited 17 points and 13 rebounds for Monaco.

Armenia - Gibraltar 65-44
Armenia ensured the third win in a row as they beat Gibraltar. Kristina Melikyan (182-PF-01) delivered 17 points and 8 boards for the winning team. Armenia stunned their opponents with a 21:1 run in the first period. They followed with a 35:25 run in the second half to seal the win. Shake Poghosyan (160-F-01) delivered 12 points for Armenia. Mireya Benitez and Camille Dignat (174-C-01) dropped 11 points each for Gibraltar.




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  FIBA ASIA CUP  


Japan, China, Australia and South Korea enter semifinal stage in India - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Japan - Taiwan 73-57
Moeko Nagaoka (180-F-93) posted 28 points to pace Japan past Taiwan in the quarterfinal clash. Taiwan snatched a 15:13 lead after ten minutes. Japan surged ahead in the second frame. They established a 33:30 halftime lead. Japan used a 40:27 run in the second half to ice the victory. Saki Mizushima (171-G-91) recorded 11 points for the winners. Huang Ping-Jen (177-C/F-89) notched 17 points for Taiwan.

China - Philippines 117-43
China cruised past Philippines to advance into the semifinal stage. Yueru Li (192-C-99) produced 17 points and 12 rebounds in the win. China posted a massive 61:15 halftime lead. They erupted for 56 points in the second half to rally to the win. Sijing Huang netted 15 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and issued 5 assists for the winners. Afril Bernardino (165-G-91) responded with 11 points for Philippines.

Australia - North Korea 81-48
Australia cruised past North Korea en route to the semifinal stage. Alanna Smith (190-F-96) stepped up with 20 points and 9 boards for the Opals. Australia piled up a 49:23 halftime advantage. Australia followed with a 21:13 run in the final frame to seal the win. Sara Blicavs (188-F-93) had 13 points in the victory. Suk-Yong Ro delivered 22 points for North Korea.

New Zealand - South Korea 49-64
South Korea upset New Zealand to advance into the semifinal stage. Park Jisu (195-C-98) produced 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Korean team. New Zealand grabbed a 14:8 lead after ten minutes. But South Korea bounced back with a 26:6 rally in the second term to take a 34:20 halftime lead. South Korea maintained the lead throughout the second half and marched to the win. Lim Yonghui (178-F-80) had 14 points and 8 boards for South Korea. Jillian Harmon (185-PF-87, college: Stanford, agency: LBM Management) responded with 13 points and 10 rebounds for New Zealand.

Group B
Uzbekistan - Singapore 84-79
Uzbekistan held off Singapore to reach Division B semifinals. Natalya Koneva (172-F-89) notched 26 points and 7 assists in the win. Singapore registered a 37:32 halftime advantage. But Uzbekistan unloaded 33 points in the third quarter to ensure a 12-point lead at the final break. Singapore dropped 26 points in the fourth stanza but could not avert the loss. Elena Khusnidinova had 19 points and 11 rebounds in the win. Lim Jia Min (167-PG-91) banked in 18 points for Singapore.

Sri Lanka - Lebanon 37-86
Lebanon thumped Sri Lanka to remain in Division B playoffs. Lama Moukaddem (174-G/F-90) dropped 16 points and handed out 6 assists in the victory. Lebanon accumulated a 47:20 halftime advantage. They went on a 29:10 run in the third term to clear off for good. Nancy Maalouf (174-G/F-88) had 14 points and 9 caroms in the victory. Gallappaththiguruge Silva (178-F-81) topscored with 17 points for Sri Lanka.

India - Fiji 93-51
India fired past Fiji to reach Division B semis. Anitha Paul-Durai (169-G-85) posted 19 points to lead the hosts. India accounted for a 42:23 halftime lead. They unleashed 51 points in the second half to race to the win. Grima Varghese (174-G/F-95) notched 15 points in the victory. Miliakere Koyamainavure (175-F-93) answered with 24 points and 11 rebounds for Fiji.




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  FIJI  


Koyamainavure shines again in host nation clash - by Eurobasket News

Fiji's quarter final matchup saw them up against host nation India. Boasting an undefeated record, didn't Fiji from taking it right to India early. The first quarter was tightly contested but India eventually began to push out the lead. The shining light for Fiji was once again Miliakere Koyamainavure (175-F-93), she has put on some great performances during this event. Ending the game with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists, Koyamainavure led by example. Tiyana Kainamoli (159-PG-98) also added 9 points and 3 steals. Unfortunately, Fiji would fall, 93-51, to the home team in front of an entertained crowd. India's speed, size and outside shooting proved to be too much for team Fiji. As a result, Fiji will now face Sri Lanka on Friday 27th of July at 9:00 pm. Sri Lanka is yet to secure a win in this year's event. This game could be a good chance for Fiji to channel the improvements they had made throughout the week to notch their first win. Fiji's game against Sri Lanka will determine their placing for the final day of competition. If they can defeat Sri Lanka then they will play off for 5-6 spot in Division B of Asia. Fiji could make history if they are able to make the top five in their first ever FIBA Asia Cup. Tune into the live stats and live blog to support team Fiji.
Courtesy of: Basketball Fiji



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  FINLAND  


Real Canoe lands Vilma Kesanen - by Eurobasket News

LF2 newcomer Centros Unicos Real Canoe Madrid tabbed 29-year old Finn international guard Vilma Kesanen (173-88, agency: ProDep Management). She has played for the last two years at Universitario de Ferrol in the LFB. In 25 games she averaged just 3.0ppg last season. LF2 will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time. Kesanen helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements she received Eurobasket.com Finnish League All-Domestic Players Team award back in 2010.
Kesanen has been also a member of Finnish international program for some years. She has regularly played for Finnish senior team since 2009 and previously for University National Team in 2011.
Kesanen represented Finland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 0pts, 1.5rpg, 2.5apg.
Kesanen has played also professionally for other Finnish teams like Aanekosken, Catz Lappeenranta, Torpan Pojat and S-Hameenmaa.

Centros Unicos Real Canoe Madrid roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gema Garcia
Vilma Kesanen

Centers:
Dovile Miliauskaite
Veronica Matoso

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nico_prodep)

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Umbertide signs Evita Iiskola - by Eurobasket News

Pallacanestro Femminile Umbertide (Serie A1) signed 24-year old Finn international forward Evita Iiskola (183-93, college: Providence). She played last season at BG 89 Avides in German DBBL. In 19 games she had 6.4ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.4apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Iiskola's college team won Finnish Cup in 2009 and 2011. She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B 1st Team back in 2011.
Iiskola has been also a member of Finnish international program for some years. She has regularly played for Finnish senior team since 2010 and previously for U18 National Team between 2009 and 2011.
Iiskola also represented Finland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. But her stats at that event were not that impressive as she did not score anything.
Iiskola has played also professionally in Finland (Espoo Team).
She attended Providence College until 2016 and it will be her second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FRANCE  


France edges Romania to enter the semis of Francophone Games - by Eurobasket News

France edged Romania to enter the semis of Francophone Games. France dominated the whole game to post a 74-43 victory. They grabbed a 19-8 lead after the first 10 minutes and allowed the opponents to post the same number of points in the second period. France netted 20 points in the third and then also the last periods for the final success.
Marieme Badiane (190-F/C-94) top-scored for the winners with 15 points and Christelle Diallo (193-C-93) as well as Lidija Turcinovic (184-SG-94) had 10 each. Paula Lenart (180-G/F-96) replied with 11 points in the losing effort.



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  GUINEA  


Guinean National Team 2017 - by Greg


Kaba Kitagbe
Sylla Salematore

Conde Koumba
Diabate Hawe
Sacko Fatma
Fofana Aminato
Billy M'Balere
Torere Sasata
Berete Fanta 180-F-95
Traore Namba
Diabate Maimorina
Camaso Kadiatore




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  GUYANA  


Adelantados ink Miriam McKenzie - by Eurobasket News

Ciudad de la Adelantados (LF2) agreed terms with 27-year old Guyanese guard Miriam McKenzie (177-90, college: Loyola, MD). She is a dual citizen owning also American passport. McKenzie played last season at AS Aris Thessalonikis in Greek A1 league. In 21 games she was third best scorer with impressive 19.6ppg and averaged 11.4rpg (#3 in the league), 3.3apg and 2.1spg. A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek League Co-Rookie of the Year, named to All-Imports Team and named to 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Boa Viagem in Portuguese Liga Feminina where in 13 games she had very remarkable stats: 17.2ppg, 7.8rpg, 3.3apg (top 4) and 2.6spg. McKenzie helped them to make it to the Portuguese Federation Cup Semifinals. Quite impressive season as she was named to Portuguese Liga Feminina All-Star Game.
She played in the final of Finnish League in 2013.
McKenzie also represented Guyana at the CBC Championships in Tortola (British Virgin Islands) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 5 games: Score-1 (24.4ppg), Reb-4 (11.6rpg), 1.8apg, Steals-1 (4.4spg), FGP: 43.5%, 3PT: 37.1%, FT: 72.5%.
McKenzie has played also professionally in Finland (Peli Karhut).
She attended Loyola College until 2012 and it will be her sixth season as a professional player.

Ciudad de la Adelantados roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Laura Fernandez
Miriam McKenzie
Lucia Becerra

Forwards:
Berta Dalmau
Caira Washington

Center:
Valeria Chinea

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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  ITALY  


Lucca signs Taisia Udodenko - by Eurobasket News

Gesam Gas Le Mura Lucca (Serie A1) signed 28-year old Ukrainian international center Taisia Udodenko (190-89). She played last season at DSK Basketball Nymburk in ZBL league in Czech Republic. In 24 games she had 10.9ppg, 7.8rpg (#3 in the league) and 1.6apg. Udodenko also played 8 games in Eurocup where she recorded 6.9ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season she was tested by Maccabi Ashdod in Israeli league.
Udodenko's team won Belarusian Cup in 2015.
She has been also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. Udodenko has regularly played for Ukrainian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
She also represented Ukraine at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 15.3ppg, Reb-5 (9.3rpg), Steals-4 (2.5spg), FGP: 57.6%, 3PT: 31.3%, FT: 47.1%.
Udodenko is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in France (Tarbes and Dunkerque), Russia (Spartak Noginsk and UMMC Junior), Switzerland (U.Neuchatel), Ukraine (DVUFK-SDYUSHOR-5 Dnipropetrovsk, Dynamo-NPU Kyiv and Regina-Basket Bar) and Belarus (Olimpia).

Gesam Gas Le Mura Lucca roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Valeria Battisodo
Erika Striulli
Martina Crippa
Francesca Melchiori

Forwards:
Federica Tognalini
Federica Brunetti
Binta Drammeh
Giuditta Nicolodi
Carolina Salvestrini

Center:
Taisia Udodenko

Coach: Loris Barbiero

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Mia Masic joins San Salvatore - by Eurobasket News

San Salvatore Selargius (Serie A2) agreed terms with 24-year old Croatian forward Mia Masic (180-93) from Surgical SRL Virtus Cagliari. In 27 Serie A2 games in Italy she had 14.5ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.2spg in 2015-16 season.
The previous (14-15) season Masic played at Querciambiente Muggia where in 25 Serie A2 games she recorded 13.7ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.4spg.
Her team made it to the Croatian A1 Semifinals in 2012.
Masic represented Croatia at the European Championships U16 Division B in Tallinn (Estonia) eight years ago. Her team won Silver and her stats at that event were 6 games: 2.0ppg, 1.0rpg.
Masic has played also professionally for other Croatian teams like Sibenik and Kvarner.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Chiara Rossi joins C.U.S. Cagliari - by Eurobasket News

C.U.S. Cagliari (Serie A2) agreed terms with 29-year old guard Chiara Rossi (170-88, agency: LBM Management) from Surgical SRL Virtus Cagliari. In 26 Serie A2 games she had 10.5ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.7apg and 1.1spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Rossi played at PFF Group Ferrara where in 30 Serie A2 games she recorded 5.4ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.0spg. She helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
Rossi represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Chieti (Italy) nine years ago.
She has played previously for seven other teams: Venezia, Leonesse, Udine, Umbertide, Alcamo, Lucca and Umbertide.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Umbertide signs Evita Iiskola - by Eurobasket News

Pallacanestro Femminile Umbertide (Serie A1) signed 24-year old Finn international forward Evita Iiskola (183-93, college: Providence). She played last season at BG 89 Avides in German DBBL. In 19 games she had 6.4ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.4apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Iiskola's college team won Finnish Cup in 2009 and 2011. She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B 1st Team back in 2011.
Iiskola has been also a member of Finnish international program for some years. She has regularly played for Finnish senior team since 2010 and previously for U18 National Team between 2009 and 2011.
Iiskola also represented Finland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. But her stats at that event were not that impressive as she did not score anything.
Iiskola has played also professionally in Finland (Espoo Team).
She attended Providence College until 2016 and it will be her second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Salvestrini re-signs at Lucca - by Eurobasket News

Gesam Gas Le Mura Lucca (Serie A1) confirmed in their roster forward Carolina Salvestrini (180). She played there last season. But in 9 Serie A1 games she had just 0.9ppg. Salvestrini helped them to win the A1 title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place. They also made it to the Cup final (twice).

Gesam Gas Le Mura Lucca roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Valeria Battisodo
Erika Striulli
Martina Crippa
Francesca Melchiori

Forwards:
Federica Tognalini
Binta Drammeh
Carolina Salvestrini

Centers:
Federica Brunetti
Giuditta Nicolodi

Coach: Loris Barbiero

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  MALI  


Canada-Quebec outscore Mali to reach the semifinals - by Eurobasket News

Canada-Quebec outscored Mali to reach the semifinals of the Francophone Games. Canada-Quebec grabbed an 80-60 win to face Fed. Wallonie-Brux in the semifinals tomorrow.
Canada-Quebec dominated the whole game and won all the quarters of the game. Alexandria Kiss-Rusk (193-C-93, college: Virginia Tech) stepped up with 17 points and Jane Gagne (183-F) netted 16. Djeneba N'Diaye (165-PG-97) replied with 20 points in defeat and Assitan Traore (186-C-96) produced 12.



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  MAURITIUS  


Mauritian National Team 2017 - by Greg

Chloe Gelle
Marie Jolicoeur
Marie Soucient
Cheyshna Chellandee
Marie Legrand
Marie Theo
Beatrice Louis
Alisha Chundunsing
Marie Josselin 92
Marie Andine
Marie Francois
Juliana Poonoosamy




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  ROMANIA  


France edges Romania to enter the semis of Francophone Games - by Eurobasket News

France edged Romania to enter the semis of Francophone Games. France dominated the whole game to post a 74-43 victory. They grabbed a 19-8 lead after the first 10 minutes and allowed the opponents to post the same number of points in the second period. France netted 20 points in the third and then also the last periods for the final success.
Marieme Badiane (190-F/C-94) top-scored for the winners with 15 points and Christelle Diallo (193-C-93) as well as Lidija Turcinovic (184-SG-94) had 10 each. Paula Lenart (180-G/F-96) replied with 11 points in the losing effort.



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  SPAIN  


Tutusaus re-signs at Joventut Les Corts Barcelona - by Eurobasket News

Joventut Les Corts Barcelona (LF2) confirmed in their roster 22-year old center Paula Tutusaus (186-95). She has played there for the last four seasons. In 28 LF2 games she recorded 9.9ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.2spg last season.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Adelantados ink Miriam McKenzie - by Eurobasket News

Ciudad de la Adelantados (LF2) agreed terms with 27-year old Guyanese guard Miriam McKenzie (177-90, college: Loyola, MD). She is a dual citizen owning also American passport. McKenzie played last season at AS Aris Thessalonikis in Greek A1 league. In 21 games she was third best scorer with impressive 19.6ppg and averaged 11.4rpg (#3 in the league), 3.3apg and 2.1spg. A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek League Co-Rookie of the Year, named to All-Imports Team and named to 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Boa Viagem in Portuguese Liga Feminina where in 13 games she had very remarkable stats: 17.2ppg, 7.8rpg, 3.3apg (top 4) and 2.6spg. McKenzie helped them to make it to the Portuguese Federation Cup Semifinals. Quite impressive season as she was named to Portuguese Liga Feminina All-Star Game.
She played in the final of Finnish League in 2013.
McKenzie also represented Guyana at the CBC Championships in Tortola (British Virgin Islands) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 5 games: Score-1 (24.4ppg), Reb-4 (11.6rpg), 1.8apg, Steals-1 (4.4spg), FGP: 43.5%, 3PT: 37.1%, FT: 72.5%.
McKenzie has played also professionally in Finland (Peli Karhut).
She attended Loyola College until 2012 and it will be her sixth season as a professional player.

Ciudad de la Adelantados roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Laura Fernandez
Miriam McKenzie
Lucia Becerra

Forwards:
Berta Dalmau
Caira Washington

Center:
Valeria Chinea

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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Real Canoe lands Vilma Kesanen - by Eurobasket News

LF2 newcomer Centros Unicos Real Canoe Madrid tabbed 29-year old Finn international guard Vilma Kesanen (173-88, agency: ProDep Management). She has played for the last two years at Universitario de Ferrol in the LFB. In 25 games she averaged just 3.0ppg last season. LF2 will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time. Kesanen helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements she received Eurobasket.com Finnish League All-Domestic Players Team award back in 2010.
Kesanen has been also a member of Finnish international program for some years. She has regularly played for Finnish senior team since 2009 and previously for University National Team in 2011.
Kesanen represented Finland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 0pts, 1.5rpg, 2.5apg.
Kesanen has played also professionally for other Finnish teams like Aanekosken, Catz Lappeenranta, Torpan Pojat and S-Hameenmaa.

Centros Unicos Real Canoe Madrid roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gema Garcia
Vilma Kesanen

Centers:
Dovile Miliauskaite
Veronica Matoso

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nico_prodep)

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Almeria adds Baraut to their roster - by Eurobasket News

LF2 newcomer ISE C.B. Almeria added to their roster 23-year old Spaniard power forward Claudia Baraut (185-94). She played last season at Team Northumbria in British WBBL. In 18 games she recorded 8.3ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.6apg.
The previous (15-16) season Baraut played at Lima-Horta Barcelona where in 26 LF2 games she averaged 10.0ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.1apg.
She was selected to Spanish U19 National Team in 2013.
Baraut has played previously for two other Spanish teams: AE Sedis and Sant Adria.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @CompeticionFEB)

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Farre re-signs at Joventut Les Corts Barcelona - by Eurobasket News

Joventut Les Corts Barcelona (LF2) confirmed in their roster 22-year old point guard Angels Farre (165-95). She played there last season. In 29 LF2 games she had 7.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg.
Farre has played previously for Sant Adria.

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Sant Adria keeps Llobet for another season - by Eurobasket News

LFB newcomer Femeni Sant Adria re-signed 24-year old swingman Itziar Llobet (180-93, college: Kent State). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 30 LF2 games she averaged 8.4ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.1apg and 1.8spg last season. Llobet helped them to win the LF2 title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice).
She represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Samsun (Turkey) four years ago. Llobet's team won Gold and her stats at that event were 9 games: 3.0ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.4apg, 1.2spg.
Llobet has played previously for three other teams: Jopisa Burgos, Universitario de Ferrol and Segle XXI Bercelona.
She attended Kent State until 2012 and it will be her sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SWEDEN  


Frerking starts her pro career at Lulea Basket - by Eurobasket News

Lulea Basket (Damligan) agreed terms with American swingman Katie Frerking (185, agency: Interperformances). Frerking just graduated from Auburn (NCAA). She has played there for the last four years. In 32 games she had very impressive stats: 15.7ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.0apg, 2.6spg and 1.0bpg last season. A very spectacular year in her career as she was selected All-SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, named to CoSIDA NCAA Division I Academic All-District 4 1st Team and named to All-SEC 2nd Team.
As mentioned above Frerking is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @IP_sport)

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  TURKEY  


Tasci is back at Mersin BSB - by Eurobasket News

Mersin Buyuksehir Belediye (KBSL) agreed terms with 33-year old ex-international- Tugba Tasci (178-84, agency: 1andBox Sports Agency). It is actually her comeback to Mersin BSB as she has played here before. Tasci played last season at Canik Belediyesi Samsun in the KBSL. In 26 games she had 3.2ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.6apg. She also played 8 games in Eurocup where she recorded just 1.4ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.5apg.
The previous (15-16) season Tasci played at Mersin BSB. In 31 games she averaged only 2.2ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.2apg. She helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Tasci was selected to Turkish TBBL All-Star Game back in 2005 and 2009.
She was also a member of Turkish international program for some years. Tasci played for Turkish Senior National Team back in 2008 and previously for U20 National Team in 2004.
She represented Turkey at the Qualifications to European Championships 2009 nine years ago. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 4.9ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.6apg.
Tasci has spent her entire career in Turkey playing for five other teams: Besiktas, Ceyhan Bld, Migros, Galatasaray and Abdullah Gul.

Mersin Buyuksehir Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

Tugba Tasci
Deniz Colakoglu
Tugba Oral
Gulsah Gumusay
Sasa Cadjo
Betul Erkoyuncu
Gizem Kumandanoglu
Irem Kanberoglu

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  UGANDA  


JKL Lady Dolphins ease past Nkumba Lady Marines - by Eurobasket News

JKL Lady Dolphins are considered one of the two challengers to UCU Lady Canons' National Basketball League crown this season. And Lady Dolphins who are playing in their second season in the top division are not finding any difficulty in dispatching other opponents. On Wednesday evening, JKL eased to 70-49 win over returnees Nkumba Lady Marines thanks in part to Lean Nalunkuma, Florence Nanyonga and Jamila Nansikombi (F-97). Nalunkuma scored game high 17 points, Nanyonga added 13 points and 10 rebounds while Nansikombi contributed 11 points to go with 7 rebounds. However, it was Nkumba who took the first quarter 19-13 on the back of Brenda Ekone (152-G-96) who scored 9 of her 17 points in the opening 10 minutes. On two occasions, JKL took the lead in the second quarter but were pegged back before Nanyonga put them back up with a 3-pointer with under a minute to play and never looked back again strolling through the quarters 18-7, 14-8 and 25-15. Ekone who is averaging 22 points a game this season did a little bit of everything in a losing effort. She matched game high 17 points and led Nkumba in rebounds (9) and assists (7). Diana Nanjala (F-92) scored 10 points while Catherine Haruri had 9.
Courtesy of: kawowo.com



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  UKRAINE  


Lucca signs Taisia Udodenko - by Eurobasket News

Gesam Gas Le Mura Lucca (Serie A1) signed 28-year old Ukrainian international center Taisia Udodenko (190-89). She played last season at DSK Basketball Nymburk in ZBL league in Czech Republic. In 24 games she had 10.9ppg, 7.8rpg (#3 in the league) and 1.6apg. Udodenko also played 8 games in Eurocup where she recorded 6.9ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season she was tested by Maccabi Ashdod in Israeli league.
Udodenko's team won Belarusian Cup in 2015.
She has been also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. Udodenko has regularly played for Ukrainian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
She also represented Ukraine at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 15.3ppg, Reb-5 (9.3rpg), Steals-4 (2.5spg), FGP: 57.6%, 3PT: 31.3%, FT: 47.1%.
Udodenko is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in France (Tarbes and Dunkerque), Russia (Spartak Noginsk and UMMC Junior), Switzerland (U.Neuchatel), Ukraine (DVUFK-SDYUSHOR-5 Dnipropetrovsk, Dynamo-NPU Kyiv and Regina-Basket Bar) and Belarus (Olimpia).

Gesam Gas Le Mura Lucca roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Valeria Battisodo
Erika Striulli
Martina Crippa
Francesca Melchiori

Forwards:
Federica Tognalini
Federica Brunetti
Binta Drammeh
Giuditta Nicolodi
Carolina Salvestrini

Center:
Taisia Udodenko

Coach: Loris Barbiero

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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  WABA  


Anja Majstorovic leaves Medvescak - by Zeljko Zule

Anja Majstorovic (184-SF-94) will continue her career in Spain with CD Zamarat. She signed a one-year deal.
Majstorovic spent all of her recent pro career playing for Medvescak, with whom she won four Championship and three Cup titles. She averaged 17.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.6 steals in 23 Croatian A1 League games last season. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Croatian League first team.
Majstorovic was a member of the Croatian natioanal team at the U16 and U18 European Championship from 2009 through 2012 and won silver medal at the U16 Eurobasket played in Greece in 2010 and gold medal at the U18 Eurobasket Division B played in Hungary 2011.