EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 7/29/2017 4:04:09 AM

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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  


Dalia Sport Grombalia inks Antwan Space, ex Rocamora - by Igor Obradovic

Dalia Sport Grombalia (Division I) agreed terms with 24-year old American power forward Antwan Space (206-107kg-93, college: Massachusetts). He played last season at Tomas de Rocamora in Argentinian TNA league. In 27 games he had 11.6ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.4apg.
Space's college team won ACC Tournament in 2012. He made it to NIT Sweet 16 back in 2015 and also he was part of the team when they played at CBI Championship Quarterfinal in 2014.
He graduated from University of Massachusetts in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

Dalia Sport Grombalia roster for 2017-2018:

Atef Maoua
Antwan Space
Mohamed Trimeche
Hamza Slimane

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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)

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sebastian Acevedo agreed terms with BHY Tiro Federal - by Eurobasket News

BHY Tiro Federal y Deportivo Morteros (TNA) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old power forward Sebastian Acevedo (198-90, agency: DTMones) from San Isidro. In 44 TNA games he recorded 9.5ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.5apg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
Acevedo ended the previous (2015-16) season at Lanus where in four TNA games he averaged just 2.0ppg and 2.3rpg. But the most of that year he spent at Sarmiento. In 36 TNA games he had 12.7ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.7apg and 1.1spg.
Acevedo has played previously for six other teams: Quimsa, Barrio Parque, Facundo, 9 de Julio, Sargento and Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos.

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

Guards:
Juan_Ignacio Rodriguez_Suppi
Mauro Araujo
Maximiliano Martinez
Facundo Gago

Forwards:
Sebastian Acevedo
Damian Pineda

Center:
Julian Aprea

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Saiz re-signs at Regatas Corrientes - by Eurobasket News

Regatas Corrientes (LigaA) confirmed in their roster 23-year old international power forward Javier Saiz (206-94). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 69 LigaA games he had 6.0ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.0apg last season. Saiz helped them to make it to the final.
He has been also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. Saiz has regularly played for Argentinian senior team since 2015 and previously for U19 National Team in 2013.
He represented Argentina at the South American Championships in Caracas (Venezuela) last year. Saiz's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 5 games: 7.4ppg, 2.4rpg, FGP-1 (90.9%), 3PT: 55.6%.
Saiz has played previously for two other teams: Hindu and Hindu Club.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Arese re-signs at Estudiantes Olavarria - by Eurobasket News

Estudiantes Olavarria (TNA) confirmed in their roster 30-year old swingman Santiago Arese (196-87). He played there last season. In 50 TNA games he recorded 13.4ppg, 6.4rpg and 4.0apg. Arese helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Great season indeed as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season he played at La Union where in 38 TNA games he averaged 13.6ppg, 6.6rpg, 2.4apg and 1.0spg.
Arese has played previously for four other teams: Argentino, Banda Norte, 9 de Julio and Estudiantes Concordia.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Estudiantes Olavarria welcomes back Tantos - by Eurobasket News

Estudiantes Olavarria (TNA) inked 29-year old point guard Luciano Tantos (185-88). It is actually his comeback to Olavarria as he has played here before. Tantos has played for the last three years at Ferrocarril in the LigaA. In 51 games he averaged 4.2ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.4apg and 1.2spg last season. TNA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Tantos helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
He has played previously for four other teams: Argentino, Alma Juniors, Obera Tennis Club and Asociacion Italiana.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Weber Bahia keeps Bordignon for another season - by Eurobasket News

Weber Bahia Blanca Basket (LigaA) re-signed 21-year old Brazilian power forward Daniel Bordignon (206-96). He played there last season. But in only one LigaA game he did not score anything. Bordignon also spent pre-season at Baskonia (Liga Endesa) in Spanish league that year.
Despite young age Bordignon had impressive career. He received Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
He represented Brazil at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Bordignon's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 8 games: 3.8ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.1spg.
Bordignon has played previously for three other Spanish teams: Magia_Huesca, Alava and Navarra.

Weber Bahia Blanca Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Luciano Parodi

Forward:
Hernan Jasen

Centers:
Gonzalo Iglesias
Daniel Bordignon

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Estudiantes Olavarria lands Alejo Montes Cardozo - by Eurobasket News

Estudiantes Olavarria (TNA) landed 26-year old Argentinian guard Alejo Montes Cardozo (188-91). He played in the summer at Luqueno in Paraguayan Metropolitan League. The last season Montes Cardozo played at Obera Tennis Club where in 35 TNA games he averaged impressive 16.4ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.1apg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA Honorable Mention.
Montes Cardozo has played previously for five other Argentinian teams: La Union, Argentino, Regatas Corrientes, MH Basket and Estudiantes Concordia.

Estudiantes Olavarria roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Luciano Tantos
Alejo Montes_Cardozo
Andres Lugli

Forward:
Santiago Arese

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Echague tabs Mateo Gaynor - by Eurobasket News

Atletico Echague Parana (LigaA) inked 27-year old swingman Mateo Gaynor (199-90). He played most recently at Alianza Viedma in the TNA. In 42 games he averaged 11.1ppg and 5.2rpg last season. Gaynor helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season he played at La Union (also in TNA) where in 38 games he had 10.3ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.3apg.
Among other achievements Gaynor received Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA 1st Team award back in 2013.
He represented Argentina at the World Championships U19 in New Zealand eight years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 3.9ppg, 1.8rpg.
Gaynor has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Gaynor has played previously professionally also in Italy (Benetton Treviso), Spain (Alaior) and Argentina (Weber Bahia, Sport Club, Quimsa, Bahiense and San Lorenzo).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ciclista keeps Paciotti for another season - by Eurobasket News

Ciclista Juninense (TNA) re-signed 20-year old point guard Nahuel Paciotti (183-97). He played there last season. In 28 TNA games he averaged just 2.6ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.1apg. Paciotti helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Boca Juniors (LigaA). But in 8 games he had only 0.8ppg.
Paciotti was a member of Argentinian U17 National Team in 2014.
He has played previously for Gimnasia Villa Del Parque.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @buddingmartin)

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Rodrigo Sanchez agreed terms with Argentino - by Eurobasket News

Atletico Argentino Junin (LigaA) inked 28-year old power forward Rodrigo Sanchez (200-89). He has played for the last five years at Estudiantes Olavarria in the TNA. In 50 games he recorded 14.1ppg, 7.2rpg and 2.8apg last season. Sanchez helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final.
Among other achievements he received Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA Honorable Mention award in 2015 and 2016.
Sanchez was a member of Argentinian U16 National Team back in 2005.
He has played previously for three other teams: Boca Juniors, Union de Santa Fe and Rosario Central.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Senigallia lands Emiliano Paparella - by Eurobasket News

Pallacanestro Senigallia (Serie B) landed experienced 34-year old naturalized Argentinian point guard Emiliano Paparella (184-83, agency: Players Group) from Zannella Basket Cefalu. In 27 Serie B games he averaged 14.5ppg, 3.7rpg and 3.2apg last season.
Paparella played in the final of Italian Nazionale B Group B Play-Off in 2013.
And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Paparella has played previously professionally in Italy (Latina Basket, Cecina, Agrigento, Cantini Lorano and Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria) and Argentina (Alianza Viedma).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

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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  


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



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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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

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Taipans sign Smith just out of college - by Eurobasket News

Cairns Taipans (NBL) signed 23-year old American guard Scoochie Smith (188-82kg-94). He just graduated from Dayton (NCAA). Smith has played there for the last four years. In 31 games he had 13.9ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.5apg and 1.6spg last season. Smith helped them to win the regular season. A very impressive year as he was named to All-Atlantic 10 1st Team and NABC All-District 4 2nd Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  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
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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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  BAHRAIN  


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.



Nuwaidrat renews with coach Dragan Vascanin !! - by Ahmad Madwar

Nuwaidrat Bahraini club has renewed their 46 years old Serbian Coach Dragan Vascanin for one more season to lead the team at head coach position for season 2017-2018, coach Dragan has coached the team last season and leaded the team to reach the finalist of Bahraini Cup.
He won Kuwaiti league title season 2014-2015 with Kuwait SC Club, also he has coached in several countries like Slovenia, Serbia and Bosnia. He was the head coach of Serbia U16 National team in European Championships U16 which held in Italy in 2008.



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  BALTIC LEAGUE  


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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  BELARUS  


Belarusian U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Belarusian U18 National Team 2017
#s#
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



Enisey signs Vitali Liutych - by Timur Tolokh

Enisey Krasnoyarsk signed 25-year old Belarusian Shooting Guard Vitali Liutych (198-SG-92). He played last season in Kalev in VTB-league in 20 games he had impressive stat: 14.7ppg, 3.8rpg. Vitali help to win the title in Estonian KML where he scored in 26 games: 12.3ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.1apg. Also Liutych made new baltic league BBL record he scored 47 points in the game against Barons Riga. In three years at Tsmoki-Minskbefore Kalev, the forward never earned a regular spot in the rotation and eventually lost the trust of the coaching staff. Signing with Kalev was a logical next step for the talented Belarusian. Going by statistics alone, Liutych has shown eye-popping progress, increasing his efficiency rating from 2.2 to 11.1.Vitali also represented Belarus at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6 games: 13.0ppg, 5.0rpg, FGP: 72.0%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 72.7%. Enisey Krasnoyarsk has an option to keep the talented player for the season 2018-2019.


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  BELGIUM  


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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Belgian U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Belgian U18 National Team 2017
#s#
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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Aalstar inks Kellen Dunham - by Eurobasket News

Crelan Okapi Aalstar (Euromillions League) signed 24-year old American guard Kellen Dunham (198-84kg-93, college: Butler). He played last season at Iowa Energy (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 35 games he had 4.9ppg and 2.0rpg. Dunham also spent pre-season at the Grizzlies in NBA that year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team was regular season runner-up in Big East in 2015. Dunham was also voted All-Big East Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2016 at his college time.
Dunham graduated from Butler University in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

Crelan Okapi Aalstar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Wesley Channels
Vernon Taylor
Sam Hemeleers
Kellen Dunham

Forwards:
Bill Amis
Joel Wright
Olivier Troisfontaines

Coach: Jean-Marc Jaumin

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BOLIVIA  


Terry Martin Jr. (ex Vikingos) signs at Newcastle Eagles - by Eurobasket News

Newcastle Eagles Esh Group (BBL) landed 28-year old American forward Terry Martin Jr. (200-89, college: Wofford). He played in the summer at Vikingos in Bolivian Libobasquet. The last season Martin played at Alianza Viedma in Argentinian TNA where in 16 games he averaged impressive 19.6ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.4apg.
He is a very experienced player. Martin has played also professionally in Chile (Quilicura), Japan, Argentina (Sport Club and Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos), Ecuador (Mavort), UBA (GIE Maile Matrix, S.Generals, Team Japan and Gem City S.) and WBA (Atlanta Blaze).
He attended Wofford College until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Martin's game is described as: He is a bundle of energy. He plays with intensity and passion and never stops working. His attitude and athleticism help him clean the glass and get to the free throw line at an astounding rate. He usually outworks his opponents to the point of exhaustion. He is versatile enough to play either forward position. He is a beast in the paint and can rebound and score down low, he also has a midrange game and is tough to stop because he uses his athleticism to get past bigger players and his size to beat small forwards. He can also knock down perimeter jumpers, even from 3-point territory.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @BBLofficial)

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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.
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  BOSNIA  


Aleksandar Lazic agreed terms with Mega Bemax - by Igor Obradovic

BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica (KLS) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old Bosnian swingman Aleksandar Lazic (201-F-96) from KK Dynamic BG Beograd. In 37 KLS games in Serbia he recorded 8.2ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.1apg and 1.2spg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention.
Lazic won Slovenian 2SKL championship title in 2015.
He represented Bosnia at the European Championships U20 Division B in Chalkida (Greece) last year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 11.7ppg, Reb-4 (9.7rpg), 1.3apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 56.3%, 3PT-2 (52.6%), FT: 69.6%.

BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Rebic
Dylan Ennis
Novak Music
Nemanja Kapetanovic

Forwards:
Aleksandar Lazic
Andrija Marjanovic
Stefan Fundic

Center:
Predrag Samardziski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Marko Keselj (ex Oostende) agreed terms with Crvena Zvezda - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Defending champion Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd (KLS) inked 29-year old Serbian international small forward Marko Keselj (206-88, agency: BeoBasket). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Bosnia and Herzegovina passport. Keselj played most recently at Telenet BC Oostende in Belgian Euromillions League, but left the team in Mar.'17. He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 20 Euromillions League games he recorded 3.6ppg and 1.9rpg. Keselj also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged just 1.8ppg and 1.3rpg. His team made it to the FIBA Europe Cup Semifinals. And finally Keselj contributed to 9 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 6.7ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.1apg.
His team won Belgian Cup.
The previous (15-16) season Keselj played at GS Lavrio in Greek A1. In 14 games he got 9.6ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.3apg.
Keselj has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Keselj has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2008.
Keselj represented Serbia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 five years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 4.6ppg, 3.0rpg.
Keselj is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket and Le Mans), Germany (RheinStars), Spain (Valencia Basket and Girona FC), Greece (Olympiacos) and Serbia (OKK Beograd and Mega Bemax).

Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Branko Lazic
Nikola Radicevic

Forwards:
Marko Keselj
Ranko Simovic

Coach: Dusan Alimpijevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Srdjan Milanovic agreed terms with Mladost - by Eurobasket News

KK Mladost Mrkonjic Grad (Division I) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old power forward Srdjan Milanovic (204-95) from Leotar. Milanovic has played there for the last seven years. In 19 Division I games he recorded 4.7ppg and 3.1rpg last season.
His team made it to the League Semifinals in 2016.
Milanovic represented Bosnia at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 3.2ppg, 2.2rpg.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mladost lands Stefan Mijovic - by Eurobasket News

KK Mladost Mrkonjic Grad (Division I) landed 22-year old guard Stefan Mijovic (196-95) from Leotar. Mijovic has played there for the last seven years. In 25 Division I games he averaged 9.8ppg, 4.5rpg and 2.5apg last season.
His team made it to the League Semifinals in 2016.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mladost inks Vladimir Aleksic - by Eurobasket News

KK Mladost Mrkonjic Grad (Division I) agreed terms with 30-year old swingman Vladimir Aleksic (198-87) from Leotar. Aleksic has played there for the last three years. In 25 Division I games he had 12.5ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.9apg last season.
He helped his team to make it to the League Semifinals in 2016.
Aleksic has played previously for KK Varda Hidroelektrana Visegrad.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bosna-Royal could land Drasko Knezevic - by Eurobasket News

KK Bosna-Royal Sarajevo (Division I) is close to sign 24-year old point guard Drasko Knezevic (186-93) who played last time at HKK Zrinjski HT Mostar from In 27 Division I games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.8ppg, 2.1rpg, 5.4apg and 2.4spg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Player of the Year, Domestic Player of the Year and Guard of the Year.
The previous (15-16) season Knezevic played at Mladost where in 32 Division I games he averaged 12.6ppg, 2.3rpg, 4.2apg and 2.4spg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League 3rd Team.
Knezevic was a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina international program for some years. He was called to Bosnia and Herzegovina Senior National Team between 2014 and 2015 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2010.
Knezevic has played previously for two other teams: Borac Banja Luka and Igokea.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BRAZIL  


Weber Bahia keeps Bordignon for another season - by Eurobasket News

Weber Bahia Blanca Basket (LigaA) re-signed 21-year old Brazilian power forward Daniel Bordignon (206-96). He played there last season. But in only one LigaA game he did not score anything. Bordignon also spent pre-season at Baskonia (Liga Endesa) in Spanish league that year.
Despite young age Bordignon had impressive career. He received Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
He represented Brazil at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Bordignon's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 8 games: 3.8ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.1spg.
Bordignon has played previously for three other Spanish teams: Magia_Huesca, Alava and Navarra.

Weber Bahia Blanca Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Luciano Parodi

Forward:
Hernan Jasen

Centers:
Gonzalo Iglesias
Daniel Bordignon

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BULGARIA  


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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  CANADA  


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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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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  CENTROBASKET U17  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Dominick BRIDGEWATER
  (180-PG-0)
  Avg: 29.7
 1. Bridgewater, BAH29.7 
 2. Wiggins, GUY23.0 
 3. Gonzalez, MEX20.3 
 4. Andriassi, MEX18.3 
 5. Lindo, PAN18.0 
 6. Zayas, PUR17.7 
 7. Torres, PUR16.7 
 8. Frink, DOM16.0 
 9. Hunter, BAH14.0 
 10. Goodman, BAH13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jorge TORRES
  (195-F/G-0)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Torres, PUR12.3 
 2. Crandon, GUY12.0 
 3. Lombardo, PAN10.3 
 4. Frink, DOM10.3 
 5. Lindo, PAN10.0 
 6. Torres, DOM9.7 
 7. Bridgewater, BAH9.0 
 8. Greene, BAH9.0 
 9. Reid, JAM8.0 
 10. Bowen, GUY8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jonathan ANDRADE
  PAN
  (165-PG-0)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Andrade, PAN5.3 
 2. Rolon, PUR5.0 
 3. Quintana, PUR4.0 
 4. Bridgewater, BAH3.3 
 5. Torres, PUR3.0 
 6. Williams, JAM3.0 
 7. Zayas, PUR3.0 
 8. Rubel, DOM3.0 
 9. Maldonado, MEX3.0 
 10. Argomaniz, MEX3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dominick BRIDGEWATER
  (180-PG-0)
  Avg: 6
 1. Bridgewater, BAH6.0 
 2. Rubel, DOM3.7 
 3. Torres, PUR3.3 
 4. Goodman, BAH2.7 
 5. Andrade, PAN2.7 
 6. Zayas, PUR2.7 
 7. Rolon, PUR2.5 
 8. Wiggins, GUY2.3 
 9. Dames, BAH2.3 
 10. Gonzalez, MEX2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ricardo LINDO
  (200-F-0)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Lindo, PAN4.5 
 2. Reid, JAM3.0 
 3. Torres, PUR2.7 
 4. Reynoso, MEX2.3 
 5. Crandon, GUY2.3 
 6. Lombardo, PAN2.0 
 7. Dyall-R., JAM1.3 
 8. Pascual, DOM1.3 
 9. Lora, DOM1.0 
 10. Hunter, BAH1.0 


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 3 in Santo Domingo - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Mexico - Guyana 74-63
Mexico overcame Guyana to finish second in Group A. Moises Andriassi (185-F-00) stepped up with 25 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. Mexico registered a comfortable 21:8 lead ten minutes into the game. They extended the margin at 25-point mark heading into the final term. Guyana narrowed the gap in the fourth period but could not avoid the defeat. Javier Gonzalez (190-F-00) tossed in 15 points in the victory. Kevon Wiggins (182-PG-00) netted 22 points for Guyana.

Bahamas - Puerto Rico 75-83
Puerto Rico overcame Bahamas to finish the preliminary round undefeated. Jorge Torres (195-F/G-00) produced 22 points and 15 rebounds in the victory. Puerto Rico eked out a 39:37 halftime lead. They went on a 24:16 run in the third quarter to clear off for good. Jeriel Zayas (185-G-00) dropped 18 points for the winners. Dominick Bridgewater (180-PG-00) responded with game-high 31 points and 8 rebounds for Bahamas.

Group B
Dominican Republic - Jamaica 71-46
Dominican Republic topped Jamaica to earn the third consecutive win in Santo Domingo. Alanzo Frink (203-F-00) delivered 16 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Dominican Republic accumulated a 37:23 halftime lead. They stretched the margin at 25-point mark heading into the fourth quarter and never looked back en route to the win. Yasson Nunez (195-SF-00) had 9 points in the victory. Daimar Dyall-Richards (200-F-01) responded with 12 points for Jamaica.

Panama - U.S. Virgin Islands 89-62
Panama coasted past Virgin Islands to ensure the semifinal birth. Jesus Lombardo (192-C-00) dropped 19 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead the winning side. Virgin Islands posted a 17:15 lead after ten minutes. But Panama stepped on the gas in the second frame. They sank 25 points to secure a 40:34 halftime lead. Panama added 49 points in the second half to ease to the victory. John Gunn (193-SG-00) notched 17 points and 15 rebounds for Panama. Zion Jones (187-G-00) answered with 13 points for Virgin Islands.




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  CHINA  


Mohammad Samad Nikkhah Bahrami (ex Mahram) is a newcomer at Monkey Kings - by Eurobasket News

Jiangsu Tongxi Monkey Kings (CBA) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 34-year old Iranian international forward Mohammad Samad Nikkhah Bahrami (199-102kg-83). He played most recently at Mahram in Iranian D1 league. Nikkhah Bahrami also played that season for Long Lions where in 37 CBA games he recorded very impressive stats: 19.7ppg, 5.6rpg, 3.6apg and 1.1spg last season.
Among other achievements he won Iranian Superleague championship title in 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Nikkhah Bahrami received also Asia-Basket.com All-Iranian Superleague Player of the Year award back in 2012.
He played at the WABA Club Championships last year.
Thanks to Nikkhah Bahrami's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Nikkhah Bahrami has played previously professionally also in France (Pau Lacq Orthez and Cholet Basket), China (Golden Bulls and Sturgeons) and Iran (Sanam, Petrochimi, Azad and Foolad Mahan).
The scouts decsribe him following way: An interesting swingman, who has great ball handling skills, quick feet, the shooting and the size to play big guard even at European top level.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gold Lions land Elijah Holman - by Eurobasket News

Tianjin Gold Lions (CBA) tabbed 28-year old American power forward Elijah Holman (208-118kg-89, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Pensack Sports) from Zhejiang Guangsha Lions. In 42 CBA games in China he averaged impressive 17.1ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.0apg, 1.1spg and 1.2bpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Holman played at Hapoel Jerusalem (Winner League) in Israel where in 17 games he had 11.8ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.1spg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final.
Holman has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Holman has played previously professionally in Lebanon (Al Riyadi), Turkey (Usak Sportlif) and Israel (Hapoel Eilat).
He attended University of Detroit Mercy until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Brave Dragons land Brandon Jennings - by Eurobasket News

Shanxi Brave Dragons (CBA) tabbed 28-year old American point guard Brandon Jennings (185-77kg-89). He played most recently at Washington Wizards in the NBA. In 36 games he averaged 3.3ppg, 1.7rpg and 3.6apg last season. Jennings helped them to win the Southeast Division title (twice) (also twice). He also played that season for the Knicks in NBA where in 58 games he had 8.6ppg, 2.6rpg and 4.9apg.
In 2009 Jennings was drafted by Milwaukee Bucks (NBA) in first round (10th overall).
He was selected to NBA All-Star Game All-Sophmore Team back in 2011.
Jennings has played also professionally in Italy (Roma Virtus), NBA (Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic) and NBA G League (Grand Rapids Drive).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: (by Borko Popic for NBADraft.net in 2009)
An extremely quick and explosive player … Plays with cockiness and confidence that is necessary to succeed at the top level … His wingspan and leaping ability put him in a rare category of point guards … Has great open court speed and likes to attack in transition … He is very good at changing direction mid-stride without losing speed or control of the ball … He is extremely dangerous off the dribble, where his first step and nice handles allow him to explode by defenders.
Does not take care of the ball, but is rather very careless with it, trying to make the flashy play rather than the simple and correct one
.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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)



China National Team for Asian Cup - by Robert Wang

July 28th, new China National Team roster was released. 12 players list is Guo Ailun, Yu Dehao, Zheng Lingxu, Lou Xiaoyu, Will Qian, Li Gen, Gu Quan, Zhou Peng, Ren Junfei, Hu Jinqiu, Han Dejun, Li Muhao.
The head coach is Du Feng. Asian Cup will be on August 8th. This is the current roster and still might be changed some players before the event. Yi Jianlian was not listed from this roster yet. This roster looks like a young aged team and would be considered as a learning period for this team.



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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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 Break21.9 
 5. Smith, Sabios21.0 
 6. Roberson, Condores19.1 
 7. Coombs, Sabios19.0 
 8. McCoy, Condores16.5 
 9. Carraway, Cimar.16.3 
 10. Torres, Condores15.3 
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, Condores10.1 
 5. Sandidge, Aguilas9.8 
 6. Perez, Academia9.7 
 7. Romero, Piratas8.7 
 8. Quinones, Academia8.3 
 9. Coombs, Sabios7.2 
 10. Julio, Fast Break7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Ryan MCCOY
  Condores
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. McCoy, Condores5.8 
 2. Murray, Academia5.6 
 3. Smith, Sabios5.0 
 4. Velandia, Aguilas5.0 
 5. Medina, Piratas4.9 
 6. Moreno, Cimarrones4.9 
 7. Granados, Academia4.7 
 8. Coombs, Sabios4.4 
 9. Wormely, Caciques4.4 
 10. Caicedo, Cimar.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Antonio BIVINS
  Aguilas
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Bivins, Aguilas2.7 
 2. Diaz, Condores2.2 
 3. Moreno, Cimarrones2.0 
 4. Renteria, Cimar.1.7 
 5. Ortiz, Fast Break1.7 
 6. McCoy, Condores1.6 
 7. Carraway, Cimar.1.6 
 8. Crawford, Aguilas1.5 
 9. Rivera, Sabios1.5 
 10. Diaz, Academia1.3 
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. Romero, Piratas0.9 
 7. Hinestroza-J., Fast B.0.9 
 8. Givens, Piratas0.8 
 9. Hernandez, Cimar.0.8 
 10. Mendoza, Piratas0.7 



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  CROATIA  


Ivan Buva (ex-Bilbao) joins Istanbul Buyuksehir - by Zeljko Zule

Ivan Buva (208-F/C-91) has left RETAbet Bilbao and Spain after one season to join Turkish side Istanbul Buyuksehir for the 2017-18 season.
13.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.1 blocks in 7 Eurocup games and 11.7 points, 5.2 rebounds, 0.3 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.3 blocks in 32 Spain Liga Endesa games last season.
Buva grew up with Cedevita and has already played for Mladost Zagreb and Krizevci in Croatia, Siroki in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Pallacanestro Cantu and Scandone Avellino in Italy.
He was a member of the Croatian national team at the U20 European Championship in Spain 2011.



Trabzonspor signs Tomislav Zubcic - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol (BSL) signed 27-year old Croatian international power forward Tomislav Zubcic (208-90). He played last season at N.Novgorod in Russian VTB league. Zubcic managed to play in three leagues last year. In 8 Eurocup games he had 9.5ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg. He also played 16 games in VTB United League where he recorded 10.1ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.6apg. The other team Zubcic played shortly was Avtodor in Russian league. In 6 VTB United League games he averaged 11.8ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.0apg and 1.0spg. He also played 7 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 13.4ppg, 5.0rpg and 2.1apg.
In 2012 Zubcic was drafted by Drafted by Toronto Raptors (NBA) in second round (56th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Croatian A1 League championship title in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015. Zubcic was selected to Croatian League All-Star Game back in 2010.
He has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. Zubcic has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2009 and previously for U19 National Team in 2009.
He represented Croatia at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. Zubcic's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 9 games: 6.3ppg, 4.0rpg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 21.4%, FT: 73.3%.
Zubcic has played also professionally in Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Croatia (Cibona, KK_Zadar, Cedevita and Rudes) and NBA G League (Oklahoma City Blue).
He could be described: A very talented frontcourt player who seems not ready to bang inside, due to skinny frame and poor fighting mentality. Has great mid-range shooting and passing skills, his future could be at the 4 position.

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

Center:
Tomislav Zubcic

Coach: Zare Markovski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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



Cedevita could land Will Cherry, ex Gaziantep - by Eurobasket News

KK Cedevita Zagreb (A1) is close to add to their roster 26-year old American point guard Will Cherry (185-80kg-91, college: Montana) who played last time at Gaziantep Basketbol in Turkey. In 32 BSL games he recorded 11.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 4.0apg and 1.7spg (in top 5) last season. He also played 14 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 10.5ppg, 4.4rpg, 4.4apg and 1.9spg.
The previous (15-16) season Cherry played at ALBA Berlin in German BBL. In 34 games he had 10.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.0apg and 1.3spg. He helped them to win the cup. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. Cherry also played 18 games in Eurocup where he got 10.3ppg, 4.6rpg, 3.7apg and 1.7spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Cherry was voted All-Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Year back in 2012 and 2013 at his college time.
Cherry has played also professionally in Lithuania (Zalgiris), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors) and NBA G League (Canton Charge).
He attended University of Montana until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

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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Cedevita signs Will Cherry, ex Gaziantep - by Eurobasket News

KK Cedevita Zagreb (A1) signed 26-year old American point guard Will Cherry (185-80kg-91, college: Montana). He played last season at Gaziantep Basketbol in Turkish BSL league. In 32 games he had 11.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 4.0apg and 1.7spg (in top 5). Cherry also played 14 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 10.5ppg, 4.4rpg, 4.4apg and 1.9spg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at ALBA Berlin in German BBL. In 34 games he averaged 10.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.0apg and 1.3spg. Cherry helped them to win the cup. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. Cherry also played 18 games in Eurocup where he got 10.3ppg, 4.6rpg, 3.7apg and 1.7spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Cherry was voted All-Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Year back in 2012 and 2013 at his college time.
Cherry has played also professionally in Lithuania (Zalgiris), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors) and NBA G League (Canton Charge).
He attended University of Montana until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

KK Cedevita Zagreb roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roko-Leni Ukic
Toni Katic
Will Cherry
Dzanan Musa

Forward:
Ivan Ramljak

Coach: Jure Zdovc

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Poland crush Czech Republic in friendly - by Eurobasket News

Poland - Czech Republic 101:68

Poland celebrated a comfortable win over Czech Republic in the exhibition clash in Walbrzych. Mateusz Ponitka (196-G/F-93) posted 22 points to lead the hosts.
Poland jumped to a 26:13 lead after the first ten minutes. They held Czech Republic to just 13 points in the second period to gain a 43:26 halftime advantage. Poland unloaded 32 points in the third term to clear off to a 30-point distance. Poland added 26 points in the fourth quarter to ease to the win. Damian Kulig (205-F/C-87, agency: BeoBasket) delivered 21 points, while Tomasz Gielo (205-F-93, college: Mississippi) added 12 points in the victory. Patrik Auda (206-PF-89, college: Seton Hall, agency: Octagon Europe) and Lukas Palyza (202-F-89) responded with 10 points each for Czech Republic.

Poland: Mateusz Ponitka 22, Damian Kulig 21, Tomasz Gielo 12
Czech Republic: Patrik Auda 10, Lukas Palyza 10



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  DENMARK  


Danish U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Danish U18 National Team 2017
#s#
Anton Gajda
Gajda
Andreas Gramstrup
Gramstrup
Igor Bakic
Bakic
Tomas Bjarkason
Bjarkason
#e#4
4Anton Gajda 195-SF-00 Svendborg Denmark
5Aleksandar Nedic 193-SF-99 Wolfpack/BMS Denmark
6Oscar Quackenbush 187-PG-99 Amager BK Denmark
7Andreas Gramstrup 192-SG-99 Horsens IC Denmark
8Mikkel Hauge 192-SG-99
9Jens Stensboel 193-SG-99
10Marcus Sampson 201-PF-99
11Casper Tingager 198-PF-99
12Igor Bakic 195-F-00 Horsholm Denmark
13Emil Freese-Vilien 207-C-99
14Tomas Bjarkason 205-F/C-99 Svendborg Denmark
15Morten Bulow 200-PF-99

Estanislao Parlade Head Coach
Mads Andersen Assistant
Jens Doessing Assistant



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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 .18.8 
 7. Gaines, Metros S.18.1 
 8. Glenn, Metros S.17.7 
 9. Miller, Leones SD17.6 
 10. Freeman, Caner.16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian WILLIAMS
  Titanes .
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Williams, Titanes .9.8 
 2. Araujo, Leones SD9.3 
 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 SD7.4 
 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 SD5.5 
 3. De-Leon, Metros S.5.2 
 4. Suero, Indios SFM4.9 
 5. Soliman, Caner.4.8 
 6. Fortuna, Leones SD3.8 
 7. Fortuna, Titanes .3.6 
 8. Carter, Huracane.3.6 
 9. Glenn, Metros S.3.5 
 10. Ruiz, Soles SD3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Elpidio FORTUNA
  Leones SD
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Fortuna, Leones SD2.0 
 2. Suero, Indios SFM1.8 
 3. Jones, Huracanes PP1.7 
 4. Valdez, Huracane.1.7 
 5. 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 .1.2 
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. Guerrero, Leones SD1.2 
 6. Shannon, Indios S.1.1 
 7. Nunez, Metros S.1.0 
 8. Santana, Titanes .0.8 
 9. Rhett, Leones SD0.8 
 10. Garcia, Indios SFM0.8 



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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)



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Kalev/Cramo adds Joesaar to their roster - by Janar

Defending champion BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn (Alexela KML) added to their roster 24-year old international small forward Janari Joesaar (198-94kg-93, college: UTRGV, agency: Three Eye Sports). He played last season at Tartu Ulikool (Alexela KML). Joesaar managed to play in four leagues last year (!!!). In 33 Alexela KML games he recorded 10.8ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3spg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also played in the Cup final. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team and to the All-Star Game. Joesaar also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 7.3ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.0spg and 1.0bpg. He also played 8 games in Baltic League where he had 12.3ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.4apg and 1.3spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League Honorable Mention. And finally Joesaar contributed to 4 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 13.8ppg, 7.3rpg, 2.0apg and 1.0spg.
The previous (15-16) season Joesaar played at BC Rakvere. In 28 Alexela KML games he got 9.5ppg and 5.4rpg. He also played 12 games in Baltic League where he got 7.2ppg and 5.1rpg.
Joesaar has been also a member of Estonian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Estonian senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2012.
Joesaar represented Estonia at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 11.6ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.3apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 42.4%, 3PT: 38.5%, FT: 61.5%.
Joesaar has played previously professionally also in Spain (Olivar).
He attended University of Texas Rio Grande Valley until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Branko Mirkovic

Forwards:
Gregor Arbet
Erik Keedus
Janari Joesaar

Center:
Thomas van_der_Mars

Coach: Alar Varrak

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kaimakoglou re-signs at Unics - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) is ready to confirm in their roster experienced 34-year old Greek ex-international power forward Konstantinos Kaimakoglou (206-113kg-83). He has played there for the last five seasons. In 19 Euroleague games he had 4.7ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.5apg last season. Kaimakoglou also played 11 games in VTB United League where he recorded 9.9ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.7apg and 1.7spg (in top 5).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of VTB United League in 2016. Kaimakoglou was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Greeks Abroad 2nd Team back in 2013.
He was also a member of Greek international program for some years. Kaimakoglou played for Greek Senior National Team between 2009 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2001 and 2002.
He also represented Greece at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 1.9ppg, 1.1rpg.
Kaimakoglou has played also professionally for other Greek teams like Panathinaikos, Marousi and Near East.
He could be described: One of the best PF/SF in Europe. Strong very agile, with high energy. Great versatility. Can shot the 3 or play with his back to the basket.

Unics Kazan roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Anton Ponkrashov
Pavel Sergeev
Evgeny Kolesnikov
Joaquin Colom
Jamar Smith
Trent Lockett

Forwards:
Konstantinos Kaimakoglou
Andrey Koshcheev
Vladislav Trushkin
Melvin Ejim

Centers:
Stephane Lasme
Grigori Shukhovtsov
Martins Meiers

Coach: Dimitris Priftis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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Przemyslaw Karnowski joins Andorra - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

MoraBanc Andorra (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 24-year old Polish international center Przemyslaw Karnowski (216-130kg-93). He just graduated from Gonzaga (NCAA). Karnowski has played there for the last five years. In 39 games he had 12.2ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.9apg last season. Karnowski helped them to win WCC Tournament and end the regular season at the top position. Quite impressive season as he was named to All-WCC 1st Team and WCC All-Tournament Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Karnowski has been also a member of Polish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Polish senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
Karnowski also represented Poland at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.5ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 56.0%, FT: 62.5%.
Karnowski has played previously for Siarka, Twarde Pierniki, AZS UMK Torun and SMS PZKosz.
On Karnowski: A lefthanded inside operator, yet not so athletic but with good hands and great timing for the reounds at the both side of the court. Huge upside for the 4 and the 5 positions.

MoraBanc Andorra roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
David Jelinek
Jaka Blazic
Andrew Albicy
Jaime Fernandez

Forwards:
Oliver Stevic
Vladimir Jankovic
John Shurna
Beka Burjanadze

Centers:
Przemyslaw Karnowski
Moussa Diagne

Coach: Joan Penarroya

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

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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Cedevita signs Will Cherry, ex Gaziantep - by Eurobasket News

KK Cedevita Zagreb (A1) signed 26-year old American point guard Will Cherry (185-80kg-91, college: Montana). He played last season at Gaziantep Basketbol in Turkish BSL league. In 32 games he had 11.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 4.0apg and 1.7spg (in top 5). Cherry also played 14 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 10.5ppg, 4.4rpg, 4.4apg and 1.9spg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at ALBA Berlin in German BBL. In 34 games he averaged 10.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.0apg and 1.3spg. Cherry helped them to win the cup. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. Cherry also played 18 games in Eurocup where he got 10.3ppg, 4.6rpg, 3.7apg and 1.7spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Cherry was voted All-Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Year back in 2012 and 2013 at his college time.
Cherry has played also professionally in Lithuania (Zalgiris), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors) and NBA G League (Canton Charge).
He attended University of Montana until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

KK Cedevita Zagreb roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roko-Leni Ukic
Toni Katic
Will Cherry
Dzanan Musa

Forward:
Ivan Ramljak

Coach: Jure Zdovc

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Marko Keselj (ex Oostende) agreed terms with Crvena Zvezda - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Defending champion Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd (KLS) inked 29-year old Serbian international small forward Marko Keselj (206-88, agency: BeoBasket). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Bosnia and Herzegovina passport. Keselj played most recently at Telenet BC Oostende in Belgian Euromillions League, but left the team in Mar.'17. He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 20 Euromillions League games he recorded 3.6ppg and 1.9rpg. Keselj also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged just 1.8ppg and 1.3rpg. His team made it to the FIBA Europe Cup Semifinals. And finally Keselj contributed to 9 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 6.7ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.1apg.
His team won Belgian Cup.
The previous (15-16) season Keselj played at GS Lavrio in Greek A1. In 14 games he got 9.6ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.3apg.
Keselj has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Keselj has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2008.
Keselj represented Serbia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 five years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 4.6ppg, 3.0rpg.
Keselj is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket and Le Mans), Germany (RheinStars), Spain (Valencia Basket and Girona FC), Greece (Olympiacos) and Serbia (OKK Beograd and Mega Bemax).

Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Branko Lazic
Nikola Radicevic

Forwards:
Marko Keselj
Ranko Simovic

Coach: Dusan Alimpijevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tibor Pleiss (ex Galatasaray) signs at Valencia - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Defending champion Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) landed 28-year old German international center Tibor Pleiss (217-110kg-89). He played most recently at Galatasaray in Turkish BSL league. In 25 games he averaged 9.6ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.2bpg last season. Pleiss helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Honorable Mention. Pleiss also played 28 games in Euroleague where he had 7.7ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.2bpg.
In 2010 Pleiss was drafted by New Jersey Nets (NBA) in second round (31st overall).
Among other achievements he played in the final of Spanish Liga Endesa in 2015. Pleiss received also Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Domestic Player of the Year award back in 2010 and 2011.
He has been also a member of German international program for some years. Pleiss has regularly played for German senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
He represented Germany at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 3 games: 6.3ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.3spg, FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 50.0%.
Pleiss is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in NBA (Utah Jazz), Spain (FC Barcelona and Baskonia), Germany (Brose Baskets and RheinStars) and NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars).

Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

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

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

Centers:
Tibor Pleiss
Tryggvi Hlinason

Coach: Jesus Vidorreta

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stats Leader

Points Per Game
 Ben KOVAC
  (195-SG-0)
  Avg: 27
 1. Kovac, LUX27.0 
 2. Stojanovski, MKD25.0 
 3. Skutta, AUT23.0 
 4. Krstevski, MKD23.0 
 5. Brajkovic, AUT22.0 
 6. Pertaia, GEO21.0 
 7. Drell, EST20.0 
 8. Ryuny, BLR20.0 
 9. Ebo, ISR20.0 
 10. Lemetti, SWE20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Servaas BUYSSCHAERT
  (204-C-99)
  Avg: 20
 1. Buysschaert, BEL20.0 
 2. Kravits, ISR18.0 
 3. Massalski, BLR16.0 
 4. Demuth, LUX13.0 
 5. Bogucki, POL12.0 
 6. Jenkins, IRL12.0 
 7. Kovac, LUX11.0 
 8. Gehrke, SWE11.0 
 9. Van-Ounsem, BEL10.0 
 10. Alipiev, BUL10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Kristian KULLAMAE
  EST
  (194-PG-99)
  Avg: 9
 1. Kullamae, EST9.0 
 2. Lemetti, SWE8.0 
 3. Van-D., NED8.0 
 4. Gramstrup, DEN8.0 
 5. Kravits, ISR8.0 
 6. Eelmae, EST5.0 
 7. Quackenbush, DEN5.0 
 8. Ebo, ISR5.0 
 9. Texeira, POR5.0 
 10. Fungula, SWE5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jacques SAFRA
  (185-SG-99)
  Avg: 5
 1. Safra, SUI5.0 
 2. Van-D., NED5.0 
 3. Krstevski, MKD5.0 
 4. Caldeira, POR5.0 
 5. Massalski, BLR5.0 
 6. Fungula, SWE4.0 
 7. Reshketa, ALB4.0 
 8. De-Vreught, BEL4.0 
 9. Rosenthal, EST4.0 
 10. Chernokozhev, BUL4.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Yauhen MASSALSKI
  BLR
  (207-F-99)
  Avg: 6
 1. Massalski, BLR6.0 
 2. Tass, EST4.0 
 3. Fungula, SWE4.0 
 4. Brajkovic, AUT4.0 
 5. Bajo, CRO3.0 
 6. Buysschaert, BEL3.0 
 7. Cassama, POR2.0 
 8. Mihajloski, MKD2.0 
 9. Poulina, NED2.0 
 10. Boachie-Y., ENG2.0 


Division B. Day 1 in Tallinn - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Luxembourg - Sweden 69-85
Sweden overcame Luxembourg in the opener. Felix Lemetti (185-PG-99) provided 20 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds to pace the Scandinavian team. Sweden registered a 25:5 lead after ten minutes. They protected it throughout the reminder of the contest and rolled to the win. Oliver Gehrke (200-F-00) had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Sweden. Ben Kovac (195-SG-00) chipped in 27 points and 11 rebounds for Luxembourg.

Albania - Holland 55-110
Netherlands fired past Albania to open win count at the championship. Stan Van Den Elzen (195-SF-00) and Gijsbertus Van Schaik posted 19 points each for the winners. Netherlands recorded a 63:25 halftime lead. They kept Albania at bay throughout the second half and eased to the win. Ruben De Graaf (203-PF-99) delivered 15 points for the winners. Edison Reshketa (193-SF-99) netted 9 points for Albania.

United Kingdom - Czech Republic 84-55
Great Britain overcame Czech Republic in the opener. Caleb Fuller (198-G/F-99) posted 17 points to lead the winners. Great Britain accounted for a 49:26 halftime lead. They went on a 22:9 run in the third term to clear off for good. Jaydon Henry (198-G-99) had 12 points in the win. Marek Welsch (180-G-99) and Michal Svoboda (190-F-99) dropped 10 points each for Czech Republic.

Group B
Iceland - Georgia 92-79
Iceland breezed past Georgia to record the first win in Tallinn. Six players scored in double digits for the winners. Arnor Sveinsson (195-SG-00) accounted for 19 points in the victory. Iceland posted a 48:36 halftime lead. They sank 26 points in the final quarter to ice the win. Hilmar Henningsson (194-G-00) and Sigvaldi Eggertsson (197-F-00) tossed in 14 points each for Iceland. Otar Pertaia (180-PG-00) had 21 points for Georgia.

Belarus - Bulgaria 90-75
Belarus held off Bulgaria in the opening game. Dzmitry Ryuny (200-PF-00) notched 20 points and 8 boards for the winners. Belarus sank 49 points in the first period to take a 10-point lead. Belarus used a 24:14 run in the final quarter to finish off their opponents. David Odiah (195-G/F-00) claimed 19 points in the win. Ivaylo Tonev (198-F/G-99) banked in 19 points for Bulgaria.

Croatia - Hungary 82-50
Croatia eased past Hungary in Group B action. Ivan Vrgoc (203-PF-99) delivered 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Croatia ensured a 25:8 lead ten minutes. They ignited a 38:22 second half run to secure the winning outcome. Luka Samanic (208-C-00) provided 14 points in the victory. Jozsef Katona (188-PG-99) answered with 12 points for Hungary.

Group C
Azerbaijan - Portugal 45-75
Portugal coasted past Azerbaijan behind 16 points from Henrique Barros (193-F-99). Portugal piled up a 37:21 halftime lead. They followed with a 38:24 second half run to secure the winning outcome. Paulo Caldeira (190-SG-99) chipped in 14 points in the victory. Kamran Mammadov (183-PG-00) chipped in 11 points for Azerbaijan.

Israel - Austria 85-80
Israel beat Austria to take 1-0 record in Group C. Amit Ebo (182-PG-99) stepped up with 20 points to lead the winners. Israel posted a 26:15 lead after the first term. Austria pulled as close as four points before the final stanza. But Israel unloaded 24 points in the fourth quarter and got away with the win. Tomer Levinson (206-F/C-00) accounted for 12 points for Israel. Jakob Skutta (188-PG-99) led all scorers with 23 points.

Romania - Poland 58-77
Poland dropped Romania for the opening victory at the tournament. Dominik Wilczek (193-G/F-99) tossed in 16 points and pulled down 8 boards for the winning side. Poland rallied to a 39:26 halftime advantage. They kept Romania at safe distance throughout the second half and cruised to the win. Kacper Makowski (193-F-99) netted 15 points for Poland. Antonio Nasturescu (189-SG-99) deposited 17 points for Romania.

Group D
FYR Macedonia - Denmark 88-92
Denmark outlasted FYR Macedonia to open win count in Estonia. Andreas Gramstrup (192-SG-99) produced 18 points and 8 assists for the Scandinavian team. Denmark unloaded 53 points in the first half to secure a 15-point lead. FYR Macedonia responded with a 32:16 run in the third term to pull ahead. But Denmark found the way to bounce back as they stole a narrow victory. Emil Freese and Morten Bulow (200-PF-99) accounted for 12 points apiece in the win. Damjan Krstevski (193-SG-99) came up with 23 points and 10 rebounds for FYR Macedonia.

Ireland - Belgium 58-69
Belgium prevailed against Ireland at the start of the campaign. Servaas Buysschaert (204-C-99, agency: Court Side) had 12 points and 20 rebounds for the winning team. Belgium recorded a 24:9 lead after ten minutes. Ireland pulled within 4 points at the big break 30:34. But Belgium used a 20:12 run in the third quarter and cleared off for good. Giuliano Neri and Lenny Coppens (195-F-99) had 12 points each in the win. Sean Jenkins (185-G-99) banked in 20 points and 12 rebounds for Ireland.

Estonia - Switzerland 94-55
Estonia fired past Switzerland en route to the opening win in Tallinn. The hosts went on a furious 50:24 rally in the second half to secure the victory. Henri Drell (200-SF-00) posted 20 points for Estonia. Hendrik Eelmae (197-F/G-00) notched 14 points for the winning side. Laurent Zoccoletti (201-SF-99) replied with 12 points for Switzerland.




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  FIBA EUROPE CUP  


Trabzonspor signs Tomislav Zubcic - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol (BSL) signed 27-year old Croatian international power forward Tomislav Zubcic (208-90). He played last season at N.Novgorod in Russian VTB league. Zubcic managed to play in three leagues last year. In 8 Eurocup games he had 9.5ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg. He also played 16 games in VTB United League where he recorded 10.1ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.6apg. The other team Zubcic played shortly was Avtodor in Russian league. In 6 VTB United League games he averaged 11.8ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.0apg and 1.0spg. He also played 7 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 13.4ppg, 5.0rpg and 2.1apg.
In 2012 Zubcic was drafted by Drafted by Toronto Raptors (NBA) in second round (56th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Croatian A1 League championship title in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015. Zubcic was selected to Croatian League All-Star Game back in 2010.
He has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. Zubcic has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2009 and previously for U19 National Team in 2009.
He represented Croatia at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. Zubcic's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 9 games: 6.3ppg, 4.0rpg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 21.4%, FT: 73.3%.
Zubcic has played also professionally in Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Croatia (Cibona, KK_Zadar, Cedevita and Rudes) and NBA G League (Oklahoma City Blue).
He could be described: A very talented frontcourt player who seems not ready to bang inside, due to skinny frame and poor fighting mentality. Has great mid-range shooting and passing skills, his future could be at the 4 position.

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

Center:
Tomislav Zubcic

Coach: Zare Markovski

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  FINLAND  


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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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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  FRANCE  


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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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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Nanterre signs Alade Aminu - by Eurobasket News

JSF Nanterre (ProA) signed 30-year old Nigerian international power forward Alade Aminu (210-102kg-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports). He played last season at Al Riyadi in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. In 37 games he had very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.5apg, 1.4spg and 1.2bpg. Aminu helped them to win the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. Quite impressive season as he was voted Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League Center of the Year, Import of the Year and named to 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Hapoel Eilat (Winner League) in Israel where in 37 games he recorded 14.7ppg, 10.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.7bpg. Aminu contributed to his team making it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Import Player of the Year, Center of the Year and named to 1st Team.
In 2009 he was drafted by Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League) in first round (10th overall).
Aminu attended Georgia Tech and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Aminu also played at the WABA Club Championships this year.
He is quite experienced player. Aminu has played also professionally in Italy (Enel Brindisi), Turkey (Pinar Karsiyaka, TED Kolejliler and Banvit), NBA (Miami Heat), France (Chalon/Saor) and NBA G League (Northern Arizona Suns and Erie Bay Hawks).
He could be described: Long, athletic, agile performer who runs and jumps well and has good post moves ... Can block shots and get rebounds.

JSF Nanterre roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Heiko Schaffartzik
Lahaou Konate
Nicolas Moore
Bathiste Tchouaffe

Forwards:
Alade Aminu
Erik Murphy
Hugo Invernizzi
Myles Hesson
Mathias Lessort

Center:
Jean-Marc Pansa

Coach: Pascal Donadieu

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketeurope)

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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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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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Germani Basket Brescia lands Dario Hunt, ex Nancy - by Eurobasket News

Germani Basket Brescia (Serie A) landed 28-year old American forward Dario Hunt (206-104kg-89, college: Nevada). He played most recently at Sluc Nancy Basket Pro in French ProA. In 30 games he averaged 9.4ppg, 7.2rpg and 1.4apg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to French ProA All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season Hunt played at Juvecaserta where in 29 Serie A games he had 11.7ppg, 9.9rpg (leader !!!), 1.1spg and 1.4bpg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Italian SerieA All-Star Game.
In 2013 (a year after he left the college) Hunt was drafted by Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League) in first round (16th overall).
The former University of Nevada standoutis in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Hunt's team made it to the D-League Semifinals in 2014. He received also WAC All-Defensive Team award back in 2010, 2011 and 2012 at his college time.
Hunt has played also professionally in Austria (Gussing Knights), Ukraine (BC Odessa) and Italy (Betaland Cdo).

Germani Basket Brescia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Luca Vitali
Michele Vitali
Lee Moore

Forwards:
Brian Sacchetti
Marcus Landry
Dario Hunt
Abdel Fall

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nanterre to land Terran Petteway, ex The Flexx PT - by Eurobasket News

JSF Nanterre (ProA) agreed on terms of contract with 25-year old American forward Terran Petteway (198-91kg-92, college: Nebraska). He played last season at The Flexx Pistoia in Italian Serie A. In 34 games he recorded 14.6ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.0apg.
The previous (15-16) season Petteway played at another team Fort Wayne Mad Ants in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 49 games he averaged 11.6ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.5apg.
He was voted All-Big Ten 3rd Team in 2015 at his college time.
Petteway has played also professionally in NBA (Atlanta Hawks).
He attended University of Nebraska until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

JSF Nanterre roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Heiko Schaffartzik
Lahaou Konate
Nicolas Moore
Bathiste Tchouaffe

Forwards:
Alade Aminu
Erik Murphy
Hugo Invernizzi
Myles Hesson
Terran Petteway
Mathias Lessort

Center:
Jean-Marc Pansa

Coach: Pascal Donadieu

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Boulazac adds Hangoue to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted Boulazac Basket Dordogne (ProA) added to their roster 20-year old power forward Kevin Hangoue (201-97). He played last season at ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (ProA). But in only one game he did not score anything. Hangoue played 3 games in Basketball Champions League, but he recorded just 0.7ppg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Entente Orleans 45 where in 8 ProA games he averaged only 0.5ppg.
Hangoue's team made it to the U21 Championships (Trophee du Futur) Semifinals in 2014.
He was a member of French U16 National Team in 2013.
Hangoue has played previously for CFBB.

Boulazac Basket Dordogne roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Arnaud Kerckhof
Marc-Antoine Pellin
Marko Sutalo
Gaetan Clerc
Dustin Ware
Karvel Anderson

Forwards:
Aurelien Salmon
Jerome Sanchez
Giovan Oniangue
Brandon Ubel
Kevin Hangoue
Stephan Gauthier
Lionel Gaudoux

Centers:
Maxime Zianveni
Darnell Jackson
Alexis Tanghe

Coach: Claude Bergeaud

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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  FYR MACEDONIA  


FYR Macedonian U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

FYR Macedonian U18 National Team 2017
#s#
Andrej Jordanovski
Jordanovski
Aleksandar Janev
Janev
Luka Stojanovski
Stojanovski
Pavle Mihajloski
Mihajloski
Valjmir Kakruki
Kakruki
#e#5
4Martin Trsunov 175-PG-99
5Antonio Gjorgievski 195-SF-99
6Andrej Jordanovski 183-PG-00 Rabotnicki FYR Macedonia
7Aleksandar Janev 184-PG-99 Rimini Italy
8Damjan Krstevski 193-SG-99
9Robert Stojanov 198-SF-99
10Kiril Panov 188-PG-00 L Alfas Spain
11Luka Stojanovski 189-G-00
12Pavle Mihajloski 195-SF-99 Dynamic U19 Serbia
13Valjmir Kakruki 202-C-00
14Ivan Volkanovski 205-C-99
15Slavcho Temelkovski 200-C-00 Rabotnicki FYR Macedonia

Gjorgji Kochov Head Coach
Atanas Dimov Assistant



First lost at the EC against Denmark for the U-18 FYR Macedonian team - by Natasha Kostovska

The FYR Macedonian U18 National Team lost the first match against Denmark U18 National Team on the EC in Tallinn,Estonia. It was a strange match with many possibilities for winning from the both teams.In the first half of the match ,the Denmark team was better from the Macedonian team and they ended the half with 53:38 . Nobody thought that the Macedonian team had the strength to come back from 15 point lead.

The second part of the half started with a series of 7:0 for the Macedonian team and Denmark then re-turned to double-digit difference 65:51. In the last four minutes of the third and first minute of the last quarter, Macedonian basketball players scored 23 points and Denmark only four points for a lead of 74:69. Unfortunately in the last 36 seconds before the match ended ,the Denmark player Oscar Quackenbush (187-PG-99) scored a three so they took the game and won with 92:88 .

The shoot efficiency for the Gjorgji Kochov 's players in this match was 56% from 2-points,33% from 3 points and 79% from free throws. The most efficient Macedonian player was Damjan Krstevski (193-SG-99) with 23 points,10 rebounds,4 assists and 5 steals.

The next game is going to be played today against Belgium.



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  GEORGIA  


Georgian U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Georgian U18 National Team 2017
#s#
Otar Pertaia
Pertaia
Kakha Zhgenti
Zhgenti
Tsotne Tsartsidze
Tsartsidze
Akaki Pipia
Pipia
#e#4
0Otar Pertaia 180-PG-00
2Nika Chechelashvili 196-F-99 St.Anthony's (NJ) USA
4Vladimer Alavidze 194-SF-99
7Kakha Zhgenti 189-SG-00
9Zurabi Zhgenti 203-C-00
10Tsotne Tsartsidze 200-PF-00
11Ivane Megeneishvili 199-PF-99
13Luka Kalatozishvili 192-SF-99
23Akaki Pipia 193-SG-99 Hyundai-TSU Georgia
30Vakhtangi Gaphrindashvili 192-SF-99
33Aleksandre Kakuberi 182-PG-99
77Nikoloz Metskhvarishvili 200-PF-99

Archil Jgenti Head Coach Cactus Tbilisi Georgia
Mikheil Kobeshavidze Assistant
Gela Tsuladze Assistant



Sokhumi adds Pryimak to their roster, ex Budivelnyk - by Eurobasket News

Sokhumi Tbilisi (Superleague) added to their roster 21-year old Ukrainian swingman Sergii Pryimak (204-91kg-96). He played last season at Budivelnyk in Ukrainian Superleague. In 20 games he recorded just 2.4ppg and 1.9rpg. Pryimak helped them to win the league title.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Canarias Basketball Academy (1 Div.) in Spanish league.
Pryimak represented Ukraine at the European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 0.5ppg, 1.5rpg.
Pryimak has played previously professionally also in Spain (CBA Gran Canaria B).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GERMANY  


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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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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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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Tibor Pleiss (ex Galatasaray) signs at Valencia - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Defending champion Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) landed 28-year old German international center Tibor Pleiss (217-110kg-89). He played most recently at Galatasaray in Turkish BSL league. In 25 games he averaged 9.6ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.2bpg last season. Pleiss helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Honorable Mention. Pleiss also played 28 games in Euroleague where he had 7.7ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.2bpg.
In 2010 Pleiss was drafted by New Jersey Nets (NBA) in second round (31st overall).
Among other achievements he played in the final of Spanish Liga Endesa in 2015. Pleiss received also Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Domestic Player of the Year award back in 2010 and 2011.
He has been also a member of German international program for some years. Pleiss has regularly played for German senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
He represented Germany at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 3 games: 6.3ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.3spg, FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 50.0%.
Pleiss is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in NBA (Utah Jazz), Spain (FC Barcelona and Baskonia), Germany (Brose Baskets and RheinStars) and NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars).

Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

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

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

Centers:
Tibor Pleiss
Tryggvi Hlinason

Coach: Jesus Vidorreta

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Brandon Lockhart Makes Next Step Playing For Pro B Title Joining The Rostock Seawolves - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

He may still be in the Pro B, but Brandon Lockhart (185-G-90, college: Drury) continues to make slow, but productive strides in his professional basketball career after stops in Nordlingen and the ScanPlus Baskets where he reached the playoffs, but this season he will have a massive goal and be seriously competiting for the Pro B title with the Rostock Seawolves. Lockhart is a 26 year old 190cm guard from ST Louis, Missouri that will be entering his fourth professional season and third in Germany. His first two seasons in Germany were excellent as he belonged to the top three point guards in the Pro B. he played for the ScanPlus Baskets Elchingen (Germany-ProB) playing 28 games avergaing 12.0ppg, 3.8rpg, Assists-4 (6.2apg), Steals-4 (2.6spg), FGP: 44.9%, 3PT: 34.7%, FT: 76.0%. Not only being able to play for the Pro B title is a huge plus for the American joining the ambitious team, but also the fact that he will be playing with Jordan Talbert again who he played with two seasons ago with Nordlingen.

"After a long search we finally found our point guard for the team with Brandon. He made the playoffs the last two seasons, is an ogranizer and good passer, but at any time able to score himself. He brings the needed quality and experience what is very important at this position. We are happy that Brandon decided to join our program", stressed head coach Ralf Rehberger. Last season the American scored in double figures in 19 games including three double doubles. His best scoring games included a 27 point game against Lich and 26 point game against PS Karlsruhe. He registered 10 assists or more in five games including dishing 14 dimes against FC Bayern 2. "I liked my time with Elchlingen, but now it's time for a new basketball chapter in Rostock. I am looking forward to my new opportunity. I want to develop further as person and player. My goal is to get better daiyl on and off the court. It is very exciting to be able to play with Jordan Talbert again becuase we went through a lot. I am looking forward to the new challenge", warned Brandon Lockhart.

The American began his basketball career at Chaminade College Prep School and then balled at Drury (NCAA2) from 2009-2013. In his senior year he played 35 games avergaing 12.5ppg, 3.9rpg, 6.1apg, 2.9spg, FGP: 50.9%, 3PT: 48.3%, FT: 77.1%. In the 2013-2014 season he went professional playing for BK Levicki Patrioti (Slovakia-Extraliga) playing 34 games: Score-5 (16.7ppg), 3.8rpg, Assists-5 (4.3apg), Steals-1 (3.0spg), FGP: 50.2%, 3PT: 28.5%, FT: 78.9%. In the 2015-2016 season he came to Germany to Giants TSV 1861 Noerdlingen (Germany-ProB) playing 29 games: averaging 6.8ppg, 4.1rpg, 5.7apg, 2.5spg, FGP: 49.6%, 3PT: 26.8%, FT: 81.1%. With Nordlingen he had to score more as the club had less scoring options than with the ScanPlus Baskets with only Jordan Talbert and Janek Schmidkunz. With Nordlingen he scored in double figures in 27 of 29 games and had two double doubles. His best scoring games included a 26 point game against the ScanPlus Baskets, 25 point game against Iserlohn and 24 point games against Wurzburg, BG Karlsruhe and Ehingen.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been GLVC West Division Regular Season Champion -10, 11, GLVC Tournament Semifinals -10, 11
All-GLVC 2nd Team -12, GLVC Regular Season West Division Champion -13, GLVC Tournament Winner -13, All-GLVC 1st Team -13, GLVC All-Defensive Team -13, GLVC All-Tournament Team -13, NCAA D2 Champion -13, Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League 3rd Team -14, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Semifinals -16, 17, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Honorable Mention -16, 17, and German ProB -17 (Player of the Week Rd.5).

Source:Rostock Seawolves










Jaleen Smith (MLP Academics Heidelberg) I Will Bring My Scoring Ability From All Levels On The Floor - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Jaleen Smith (193-G-94, college: New Hampshire) is a 22 year old 193cm guard from Freeport, Texas that will be starting his rookie season in Germany with the MLP Academics Heidelberg (Germany-ProA). He had a stellar four year career with New Hampshire (NCAA) from 2013-2017 where he played a total of 120 NCAA games. He improved his scoring, rebounding and assists average each season and as a senior he played 32 games averaging 15.8ppg, 6.4rpg, 4.3apg, FGP: 52.4%, 3PT: 35.8%, FT: 78.1%. He spoke to eurobasket about basketball.

Thanks Jaleen for talking to Eurobasket.com. Where are you at the moment and how has your summer been?

Freeport, Texas and my summer has been good I've been working on different parts of my game all summer and I've been doing an internship with the Boys and Girls Club in Freeport.

Congrats on signing with German Pro A team MLP Academics Heidelberg. How did you experience your first signing summer? Did you have more offers than what you expected? You played in the NCAA, but in a lower conference.

It was an exciting experience my agent called me telling about the team and how they offered me right on the spot so I took it right away. I had another offer from a team in Germany Pro A as well but I felt comfortable with this offer more.

You stated that you can't wait to test the German food. Have you heard of Wiener Schnitzel and Pommes? Translated Veal with French Fries. Would that wet your appetite?

I haven't heard of that but it sounds good. I would love to try it though

You did something that doesn't always happen as you improved your scoring, rebounding and assist average each season at New Hampshire (NCAA). When did you know 100% that you could actually become a professional basketball player?

After my Junior Year, my coach came up to me in a meeting and was telling me that I can play professional so that's when I knew I could play pro.

What do you know in general about the country Germany and it's basketball? Do you have any friends playing in Germany?

I know its one of the top basketball leagues in the world and I know this guy that played at a rival school in college and well play his team the first game of the year.

You will be playing your rookie season in Heidelberg which is a university town and a huge tourist attraction. What are you looking forward most to in your rookie season?

To see the difference between Europe and the United States and learn about the German culture.

What was the deciding factor that made you want to sign with the MLP Academics Heidelberg? Did you talk to head coach Branislav Ignjatovic?

The opportunity to showcase my skills with basically a whole new team playing this coming season. I have talked to the coach and he is a really nice guy and loves the city of Heidelberg.

Let's talk a bit about your game. You're a scoring guard that can fill up the stat sheet. What do you feel will help the MLP Academics most from your game?

My scoring ability from all levels of the floor and my leadership can help as well.

To what NBA player would you compare your game too? Your favorite athlete is Paul George, but why isn't your favorite player a guard like you?

I Just like his game he is one of the best 2 way players in the league.

You're a guard that improved your stats each season. What is a hidden strength in your game that doesn't always get noticed in your game right away?

I'm a gym rat so I know there is always some to improve on with my game but now I'm trying to master it.

You did play in a weaker conference, but held your own in loses against Uconn and Boston College in your second and third years. Explain why the AEC is a conference stronger than what people may see from the names of the schools?

It's a really competitive league I enjoyed every single minute of it.

You scored 14 points in your last game at New Hampshire losing 74-41 against Vermont How disappointed were you to go out like that?

I was really disappointed in how we lost because I know we are a better team than what the score indicated.

You reached the AEC semi-finals your last three years. What do you feel was missing from winning a title?

I feel like we were just missing that toughness about us. We were talented but I feel like we weren't mental tough in those semifinal games.

How did head coach Bill Herrion groom and prepare you best for a professional career?

He was really like a mentor to me. My freshman year really opened my eyes on how to grind for playing time. He has really helped me a lot through the process.

What kind of relationship did you and Texas native Daniel Dion have as teammates and how did you grow as players?

We were close friends and we grew physically as players and smarter too from our freshman year.

Who won a one on one in practice you or Daniel Dion?

I did.

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

I work from 9-5 and after I workout for 2 hours on different things for my shooting because that's the most improvement I need to make in my game.

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

Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Shaq, and Lebron James.

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

Number 2 all time

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

Yea I feel like he should hold his own on defense.

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

I liked the draft I wish I would've got drafted but overall it was good haha. I didn't even watch the draft to even know.

What will the Houston Rockets be capable of doing this season with the guard duo of Chris Paul and James Harden?

I think they can co-exist but not right away. They both just too ball dominate right now.
What was the last movie that you saw?

Transformers: The Last Knight.

Thanks Jaleen for the chat.




Medi Bayreuth Tab Kobe Bryant Cousin John Cox - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Sometimes even a reliable source can be wrong as a young Jito Kok as was reported earlier by Eurobasket was to be headed to Bayreuth has turned into experienced John Cox (194-G-81, college: USF, agency: Pensack Sports) as the club announced earlier today. Cox is a 36 year old 194cm guard from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that also has the Venezeulen citzenship and is the son of former USF star Chubby Cox and cousin of Los Angeles Lakers' star Kobe Bryant. He brings 12 years of professional experience and has played for 9 professional teams and played mostly in France for six different teams."We needed more experience and quality in the roster for the upcoming international club games and couldn't only get a guy that only performs when he gets 25 minutes per game. John has the quality and experience to give us high quality minutes no matter how many he gets. He has high game intelligence and makes us more versatile as he can play all 3 wing positions. He brings much valuable international class and experience to our team", warned head coach Raoul Korner. Last season the American played for Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez (France-ProA) playing 8 games averaging 15.0ppg, 5.3rpg, 3.3apg, FGP: 44.6%, 3PT: 41.4%, FT: 75.0%

Cox started his basketball career in 1999 at USF (NCAA) and played there until 2005 and as a senior played 31 games averaging 20.0ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.5apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 41.4%, 3Pts: 36.5%. He started his professional basketball career in 2005 with ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (France-ProA) playing 32 games averaging 13.2ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 43.8%, 3PT: 38.3%, FT: 73.9%. In the 2006-2007 season he moved to STB Le Havre (France-ProA) playing 34 games averaging 14.4ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.7apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 41.5%, 3PT: 30.7%, FT: 65.7%. He stuck on a second season with STB Le Havre (France-ProA) playing 29 games: Score-4 (18.8ppg), 4.3rpg, 3.6apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 46.7%, 3PT: 37.4%, FT: 70.2%. In the 2008-2009 season he moved to Sluc Nancy Basket Pro (France-ProA) playing Euroleague: 10 games: 6.4ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 31.8%, 3PT: 30.6%, FT: 75.0%; In the French League he played 34 games avergaing 8.9ppg, 1.7rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 52.6%, 3PT: 38.9%, FT: 69.6%. In the 2009-2010 season he switched to Sluc Nancy Basket Pro (France-ProA) playing 6 EuroCup averaging 10.3ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 39.1%, 3PT: 29.6%, FT: 87.0%; In the French League, he played 28 games averaging 5.3ppg, 1.2rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 38.9%, 3PT: 33.9%, FT: 78.9%. In 2010-2011 he moved back to STB Le Havre (France-ProA) playing 27 games averaging 14.1ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.5apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 53.3%, 3PT: 24.5%, FT: 72.1%. In the 2011-2012 season he remained with STB Le Havre (France-ProA) playing 30 games averaging 15.8ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.3apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 43.4%, 3PT: 41.0%, FT: 72.3%. In the 2012-2013 season he moved to Paris-Levallois (France-ProA) playing 29 games averaging 9.2ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 43.0%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 78.0%; He played 16 EuroChallenge games avergaing 10.1ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 29.5%, FT: 71.9%. In the 2013-2014 season he moved again to Cholet Basket (France-ProA) playing 30 games averaging 14.5ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.6apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 38.3%, FT: 70.3%; He played 10 EuroChallenge games averaging 9.4ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.1apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 52.6%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 70.4%. In the 2014-2015 season he moved back to STB Le Havre (France-ProA) for a third tour of duty playing 34 games avergaing 15.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.6apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 49.5%, 3PT: 28.7%, FT: 64.4%. Two season ago he played for Bucaneros de La Guaira (Venezuela-LPB) playing 53 games averaging 1.4ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.2apg, FGP: 50.9%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 73.5%.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been All-WCC Team -03, NABC All-NCAA District 14 2nd Team -05, All-WCC Team -05
WCC Tournament QuarterFinals -05, French ProA All-Star Game -08, Eurobasket.com All-French ProA 2nd Team -08, French Cup Finalist -09, French ProA Semifinals -09, Venezuelan National Team -09-10, 12, 15-16, French Cup Semifinals -12, Olympic Games Additional Qualifying Round in Caracas (Venezuela) -12: 2 games: 8.5ppg, 2.5apg, 1.0spg, French Leaders Cup Semifinals -13, EuroChallenge Quarterfinals -13, French Cup Winner -13
Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention -14, Latinbasket.com All-Panamerican Games Honorable Mention -15, Panamerican Games in Toronto (Canada) -15: 4 games: Score-4 (17.8ppg), 2.3rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 60.0%, 3PT: 45.0%, FT: 80.0%, FIBA Americas in Mexico -15 (Gold): 10 games: 12.2ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 53.2%, 3PT: 23.7%, FT: 72.2%, Venezuelan LPB All-Star Game -16, Venezuelan LPB Eastern Conference Regular Season Runner-Up -16, Venezuelan LPB Finalist -16, Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LPB Best Sixth Man of the Year -16, Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) -16: 5 games: 9.0ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.6apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 26.7%, 3PT: 21.4%, FT: 80.0%, and Venezuelan LPB -17 (Player of the Week Rd.2).

Source:medi Bayreuth






The Hamburg Towers Complete Roster Getting Lucas Gertz - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro A team have signed BBL experience with Lucas Gertz (196-SG-90) who played in the Braunschweig organization from 2009-2016, but was only able to amass a total of 67 games. Now the German is 27 years old and a 196cm shooting guard that is looking to make his breakthrough in the Pro A this season. Last season he played with teh Crailsheim Merlins (ProA) playing 27 games averaging 1.9ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.1apg. "I know Lucas since NBBL times and have followed his development. I am convinced that he will help us with his versatility", warned head coach Hamed Attarbashi. In his time in Braunschweig, he also played for their Pro B farm team and played 121 games and with future NBA player Dennis Schroeder of the Atlanta Hawks.. His best season with the farm team of Braunschweig was in 2013-2014 with the Spot Up Medien Baskets Braunschweig (ProB) where he plyed 14 games averaging 8.6ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.2apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 41.8%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 60.6%. "I ma happy to be a Tower and to play in Hamburg. WE have a young and hungry team where I want to give my part to the success. The talks with coach Hamed Attarbashi convinced me and I can hardly wait until the pre season starts", stressed Lucas Gertz.

Source:Hamburg Towers







Richard Frohlich Stays With VFL Stade - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Regionaliga team VfL Stade have anounced the contract extension of Richard Froehlich (206-C-86, college: UTSA). Frohlich is a 31 year old 206 cm center from Oldenburg that will go into his sixth season with the team. Last season the German played 17 games averaging 4.2ppg, 3.4rpg. "Richard has a strong physical presence and with his experience is an important part of team", stressed head coach Paul Larysz. The German who also got experience in the States playing at Citrus JC (JUCO) and UTSA (NCAA) and in Germany with Cuxhaven, Leipzig, Leitershofen and Magdeburg is happy that he can continue playing. "Basketball in Stade and the work with the youth in Oldenburg is a lot of fun. It is great that I can combine both. I am looking forward to the new season", stressed Richard Froehlich.

Source:VfL Stade



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KAOK Korinthou adds Antonopoulos to their roster - by Chris Mammides

KAO Palaimon Korinthou (C) added to their roster 27-year old forward Lampros Antonopoulos (200-90). The last time (15-16) he played at AE Ikaros Kallitheas in Greek C league. Antonopoulos missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
Antonopoulos has played previously for three other teams: Peristeri GS Athens, Milonas and Cretan Kings.

KAO Palaimon Korinthou roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marios Sakellarakis
Georgios Konstantinou

Forwards:
Kostas Kefalas
Giannis Karouzos
Lampros Antonopoulos

Center:
Alex Pratis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kaimakoglou re-signs at Unics - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) is ready to confirm in their roster experienced 34-year old Greek ex-international power forward Konstantinos Kaimakoglou (206-113kg-83). He has played there for the last five seasons. In 19 Euroleague games he had 4.7ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.5apg last season. Kaimakoglou also played 11 games in VTB United League where he recorded 9.9ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.7apg and 1.7spg (in top 5).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of VTB United League in 2016. Kaimakoglou was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Greeks Abroad 2nd Team back in 2013.
He was also a member of Greek international program for some years. Kaimakoglou played for Greek Senior National Team between 2009 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2001 and 2002.
He also represented Greece at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 1.9ppg, 1.1rpg.
Kaimakoglou has played also professionally for other Greek teams like Panathinaikos, Marousi and Near East.
He could be described: One of the best PF/SF in Europe. Strong very agile, with high energy. Great versatility. Can shot the 3 or play with his back to the basket.

Unics Kazan roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Anton Ponkrashov
Pavel Sergeev
Evgeny Kolesnikov
Joaquin Colom
Jamar Smith
Trent Lockett

Forwards:
Konstantinos Kaimakoglou
Andrey Koshcheev
Vladislav Trushkin
Melvin Ejim

Centers:
Stephane Lasme
Grigori Shukhovtsov
Martins Meiers

Coach: Dimitris Priftis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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AEK Athens may add Eric Maynor to their roster, ex Openjobmetis V. - by Eurobasket News

AEK Athens (A1) is considering to sign with 30-year old American point guard Eric Maynor (191-78kg-87, college: VCU) who played last time at Openjobmetis Varese in Italy. In 29 Serie A games he had 12.9ppg, 3.1rpg and 5.5apg (top 4) last season. He also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 8.9ppg, 2.6rpg and 3.9apg.
The previous (15-16) season Maynor played at BC Nizhny Novgorod in Russian league. In only one VTB United League game he averaged just 2 points, 1 rebound and 1 assist.
In 2009 he was drafted by Utah Jazz (NBA) in first round (20th overall). Maynor attended Virginia Commonwealth University and it may be his ninth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won NBA Northwest Division championship title in 2011. Maynor was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention in 2015. He was a member of USA Senior National Team back in 2007.
Maynor has played also professionally for other NBA teams like Portland Trail Blazers, Phi.76ers, Washington Wizards and Oklahoma City Thunder.
He could be described: (by Matthew Maurer for NBADraft.net in 2009)
Extremely patient on the offensive end, allowing plays to unfold- no predetermined decisions ... Tremendous basketball IQ and understanding of court geometry. Foot speed and explosiveness are not optimal
.

AEK Athens roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasilis Xanthopoulos
Kelsey Barlow
Michael Dixon
Giannoulis Larentzakis
Edin Atic
Dimitrios Moraitis
Alkiviadis Ioannou

Forwards:
Dusan Sakota
Milan Milosevic
Dionysis Skoulidas
Georgios Tsalmpouris
Nikos Rogkavopoulos

Center:
Emmanouil Chatzidakis

Coach: Sotiris Manolopoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Petropoulos is back at Doxa Lefkadas - by Eurobasket News

AE Doxa Lefkadas (A1) signed 21-year old guard Andreas Petropoulos (194-96). It is actually his comeback to Lefkadas as he has played here before. Petropoulos played last season at Ionikos Nikaias in Greek B league. He also spent pre-season at Panionios (A2) that year.
Petropoulos has played previously for Pagrati.

AE Doxa Lefkadas roster for 2017-2018:

Nikos Liakopoulos
Michalis Pelekanos
Sigurdur Thorsteinsson
Savvas Tsougarakis
Alexandros Raptis
Anastasios Antonakis
Dimitris Kalampakas
Vaggelis Tzolos
Andreas Petropoulos
Konstantinos Kampouridis
Dimitris Geromichalos
Thodoros Ioakimidis
Theofilos Rondogiannis

Coach: Lefteris Hatzikiriakidis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Liga Metropolitana: Final Four stage is set - by Eurobasket News

Final Four stage is set in Liga Metropolitana 2017. USAC, Bantrab, Club Force and GMS will continue the battle for the trophy. USAC finished the regular season on top even with the loss in the last game against Bantrab 57-77. Mynor Aquino (175-G-90) top-scored for the winners with 19 points, while RODRIGO VALLEJO and Alejandro Izaguirre (191-F-87) followed with 14 each. Carlos Hengstenberg (172-SG) replied with 17 points in a loss.


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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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Emile Blackman is a newcomer at Leeuwarden - by Eurobasket News

Aris Leeuwarden (Eredivisie) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old American guard Emile Blackman (190-88kg-94). He just graduated from Duquesne (NCAA). In 32 games he recorded 12.5ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.4apg last season.
As mentioned above Blackman is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
His team was Runner-Up of ECC Regular Season 2013.

Aris Leeuwarden roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Stefan Mladenovic
Emile Blackman
Leroy Peterson

Forwards:
Meshack Lufile
Niels Bunschoten

Center:
Nathaniel Musters

Coach: Tony van den Bosch

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Dutch U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Dutch U18 National Team 2017
#s#
Roel Van Overbeek
Van Overbeek
Stan Van Den Elzen
Van Den Elzen
Ruben De Graaf
De Graaf
Jacco Fritz
Fritz
Yarick Brussen
Brussen
#e#5
4Robin Van Heukelom 185-PG-99 Weert Holland
5Roel Van Overbeek 185-PG-00 Weert Holland
6Boyd Van Der Vuurst 188-PG-99 Lokomotief Holland
7Gijsbertus Van Schaik
8Maik Bouwer 197-SF-99 Rotterdam Holland
9Stan Van Den Elzen 195-SF-00 Den Bosch Holland
10Kenyuoe Ondaan 99
11Ruben De Graaf 203-PF-99 Canarias Bball Ac. Spain
12Cas Vos 207-PF-99
13Calvin Poulina 202-F/C-99 Leiden Holland
14Jacco Fritz 202-PF-00
15Yarick Brussen 208-C-00 Den Bosch Holland

Wierd Goedee Head Coach
Andre Bout Assistant
Hein Gerd Triemstra Assistant



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  HONG KONG  


South China celebrate the Play-offs title - by Eurobasket News

South China celebrated the Play-offs title beating Winling tonight. They closed the series with a 95-72 win. Trailing 17-20 at the end of the first period, South China needed a massive 26-16 surge to take a 7-point lead at the halftime. Moreover they won the third period 19-16 and managed to finish with a final 33-20 burst.
Earlier South China beat Winling 84-70 on July 25th.



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  HUNGARY  


Tim Williams is a newcomer at Atomeromu - by Winter Gabor

Atomeromu SE Paks (A Division) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American forward Tim Williams (203-109kg-93). He just graduated from N.Mexico (NCAA). Williams has played there for the last three years. In 22 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.4ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.5apg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to All-MWC Honorable Mention.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Williams received NABC All-District 17 1st Team award in 2016 at his college time.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Great athlete. .. Outstanding shot-blocker who can also run the floor. .. Has some really good range on his jumper. .. Very skilled player for his size. .. Good athlete that will help on the front line.

Atomeromu SE Paks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andras Rujak
Jabarie Hinds
Seth Allen
Milan Gulyas
Gabor Plezer
Bence Pupp
Milan Szalai

Forwards:
Troy Barnies
Tim Williams
Mate Medve

Centers:
Janos Eilingsfeld
Akos Garamvolgyi
Viktor Kalmar

Coach: Teo Cizmic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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EGIS Kormend strengthened the roster with Steven Davis and Justin Tuoyo - by Tamas Deri

The management of EGIS Kormend agreed with two more american rookies for the coming season. The 203 cm tall, very athletic forward Steven Davis (203-F-93) and the 208 cm tall very mobile big man, Justin Tuoyo (208-F-94) can fill in the import spots on Gasper Potocnik 's team.
Steven Davis graduated on Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and had a great senior season as a Raider averaging 14.9ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 56.8%, 3PT: 38.2%, FT: 77.0% in 32 NCAA games. The very athletic forward scored 637 points during his four seasons with the Raiders, including 477 last year when the 6-foot-8 Indianapolis native was second on the team with a 14.9 ppg average. His 4.3 rebounds per game were fourth most of the team. He represented WSU in the NCAA Slam Dunk Contest in March, but he suffered a groin injury on his first attempt of the second round and had to withdraw.

The 208 cm tall Justin Tuoyo played 3 seasons for Chattanooga after he was transfered from VCU after his freshman season. Tuoyo played for three coaches in his college career, including two at Chattanooga after transferring from VCU. But the disruption didn't bother his game; in fact he improved every season at Chattanooga and made himself into a big-time defender with his shot-blocking ability and mobility. He still has a ways to go as an offensive player, but he improved to the point where, this season, he led Chattanooga in scoring and paced the Southern Conference in field-goal percentage. He scored in double digits in all 3 seasons playing for the Mocs.
2014-2015: Chattanooga (NCAA, starting five): 32 games: 10.2ppg, 6.4rpg, Blocks-5 (3.3bpg), FGP: 55.2%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 63.7%
2015-2016: Chattanooga (NCAA, starting five): 33 games: 11.1ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.3bpg, FGP: 54.5%, 3PT: 18.2%, FT: 69.1%
2016-2017: Chattanooga (NCAA, starting five): 31 games: 13.6ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.1apg, 2.9bpg, FGP: 66.7%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 67.1%

He was also invited to the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (Pre-NBA Draft), where put up 4.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in 3 games.

The roster of EGIS Kormend for the 2017-18 season:


IMPORTS:
Marquis Wright (185-G-95, college: Siena)
Andre Hollins (186-G-92, college: Minnesota, agency: 3 Eye)
Eric Fanning (196-G-92, college: Boston U.)
Steven Davis
Justin Tuoyo

DOMESTIC PLAYERS:

Csaba Ferencz (194-SF-85)
Milan Csorvasi (209-F/C-88, agency: HMS)
Balint Horti (204-C/F-89, agency: HMS)
Akos Halasz (183-PG-91, agency: HMS)
Akos Nemeth (195-SF-98)
Bence Oroszi (195-F/G-99)
Tibor Banto

Head Coach: Gasper Potocnik
Assistant Coaches: Tamas Hencsey and Ziga Mravljak



Hungarian U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Hungarian U18 National Team 2017
#s#
Bence Toth
Toth
Andras Dancsecs
Dancsecs
Barna Papp
Papp
Tamas Mucza
Mucza
Adam Somogyi
Somogyi
#e#5
3Adam Polgardy 189-SG-99 SMAFC Hungary
4Bence Toth 181-PG-00
6Mate Mokanszki 00
7Balazs Ratvay 191-F-00
8Jozsef Katona 188-PG-99
9Andras Dancsecs 186-SG-00
10Barna Papp 203-G-99 SMAFC Hungary
11Viktor Werner 201-F/G-99 SMAFC Hungary
13Tamas Mucza 191-G/F-99
15Daniel Kucsera 195-F-99 KTE II Hungary
23Bence Oroszi 195-F/G-99 Kormend Hungary
30Adam Somogyi 193-PG-00 Real Betis SVL 2 Spain

Tamas Ferenczi Head Coach
Imre Horvath Assistant
Kornel Varadi Assistant Falco KC Hungary



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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  ICELAND  


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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Icelandic U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Icelandic U18 National Team 2017
#s#
Bjarni Jonsson
Jonsson
Hilmar Henningsson
Henningsson
Arnor Sveinsson
Sveinsson
Hilmar Petursson
Petursson
Sigvaldi Eggertsson
Eggertsson
#e#5
4Bjarni Jonsson 200-F-99 Skallagrimur Iceland
5Hilmar Henningsson 194-G-00 Haukar Iceland
6Arnor Sveinsson 195-SG-00 Keflavik Iceland
7Hilmar Petursson 187-G-00 Hamar Iceland
8Sigvaldi Eggertsson 197-F-00 KR Iceland
9Ingvar Thorsteinsson 201-C-00
10Andres Hlynsson 197-SF-99 KR Iceland
11Gabriel Moller 182-PG-99 Njardvik Iceland
12Hlynur Ingolfsson 203-C-99
13Orri Hilmarsson 189-G-99 KR Iceland
14Isak Sigurdarson 200-C-99 Hamar Iceland
15Nokkvi Nokkvason 185-SG-99 Grindavik Iceland

Fridrik Runarsson Head Coach Njardvik Iceland
Larus Jonsson Assistant Breidablik Iceland



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  IRAN  


Mohammad Samad Nikkhah Bahrami (ex Mahram) is a newcomer at Monkey Kings - by Eurobasket News

Jiangsu Tongxi Monkey Kings (CBA) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 34-year old Iranian international forward Mohammad Samad Nikkhah Bahrami (199-102kg-83). He played most recently at Mahram in Iranian D1 league. Nikkhah Bahrami also played that season for Long Lions where in 37 CBA games he recorded very impressive stats: 19.7ppg, 5.6rpg, 3.6apg and 1.1spg last season.
Among other achievements he won Iranian Superleague championship title in 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Nikkhah Bahrami received also Asia-Basket.com All-Iranian Superleague Player of the Year award back in 2012.
He played at the WABA Club Championships last year.
Thanks to Nikkhah Bahrami's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Nikkhah Bahrami has played previously professionally also in France (Pau Lacq Orthez and Cholet Basket), China (Golden Bulls and Sturgeons) and Iran (Sanam, Petrochimi, Azad and Foolad Mahan).
The scouts decsribe him following way: An interesting swingman, who has great ball handling skills, quick feet, the shooting and the size to play big guard even at European top level.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  IRELAND  


Irish U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Irish U18 National Team 2017
#s#
Sean Daly
Daly
Cian Heaphy
Heaphy
Sam Walsh
Walsh
Eoin McCann
McCann
Donal Ring
Ring
#e#5
4Sean Daly 178-PG-99 Templeogue Ireland
6Cian Heaphy 189-G-00
7Sam Walsh 178-PG-99 Templeogue Ireland
8Oisin O'Reilly 188-G-99 Sligo All-Stars Ireland
9Patrick Lanipekun 191-G-99 Charnwood United Kingdom
10Sean Jenkins 185-G-99 BFG Neptune Ireland
11James Lyons 185-SG-00
12Eoin McCann 198-PF-97 KUBS Ireland
13Liam Chandler 210-C-99 BFG Neptune Ireland
14Donal Ring 193-F-99 UCD Marian Ireland
15Mark Gilleran 206-C-99 Templeogue Ireland

Conor James Head Coach
Ciaran Dunne Assistant
Kevin Foley Assistant KUBS Ireland



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  ISRAEL  


Israeli U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

0 Dvir RINGVALD
3 Yair KRAVITS
4 Tomer LEVINSON
6 Alon DRUKER
8 Raz ADAM
9 Tomer PORAT
10 Noam AVIVI
12 Shahar AMIR
14 Yotam HANOCHI
21 Amit EBO
31 Ofek MALKA
33 Gabriel CHACHASHVILI

Sharon Avrahami
Ran Sasson
Dan Shamir



Estudiantes is considering to sign Sylven Landesberg, ex Maccabi T-A - by Eurobasket News

Movistar Estudiantes (Liga Endesa) is close to sign 27-year old American (has also Israeli passport) swingman Sylven Landesberg (198-90, college: Virginia) who played last time at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv in Israel. Landesberg has played there for the last five years. In 30 Winner League games he had 8.9ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.1apg last season. Landesberg helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 23 games in Euroleague where he recorded 7.0ppg and 1.1rpg.
Landesberg has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012. His team won Israeli Cup in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Landesberg was voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention in 2012 and 2016.
He has played also professionally in Israel for Maccabi Haifa.
Landesberg attended University of Virginia until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

Movistar Estudiantes roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Omar-Sharif Cook
Ignacio Arroyo

Forwards:
Sitapha Savane
Niklas Caner-Medley
Dagoberto Pena

Centers:
Goran Suton
Alec Brown

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Craiova signs Jamar Samuels, ex Bnei Hertzeliyya - by Eurobasket News

SCM CSU Craiova (Liga Nationala) signed 28-year old American forward Jamar Samuels (200-89, college: Kansas State, agency: HMS). He played most recently at Bnei Hertzeliyya in Israeli Winner League. In 27 games he had 4.8ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.0spg in 2015-16 season.
The most of previous (2014-15) season Samuels spent at Novipiu Casale in Italian A2 Gold where in 25 games he recorded 7.6ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.0apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Samuels also played that season for La ICL Manresa in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 8 games he averaged 5.5ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.4apg and 1.4spg.
He played in the final of Big 12 Tournament in 2010.
Samuels has played previously professionally in Spain (Magia_Huesca) and Italy (CZG Veroli).
He attended Kansas State until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @AkosVeg)

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ITALY  


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

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mens Sana 1871 Siena adds Simonovic to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Mens Sana 1871 Siena (Serie A2) added to their roster 18-year old Montenegrin center Marko Simonovic (210-99). He has played for the last two seasons at the junior team of PMS Moncalieri/San Mauro in the Serie B.
Despite young age Simonovic had impressive career. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B Honorable Mention in 2016.
He represented Montenegro at the European Championships U16 in Kaunas (Lithuania) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 9.3ppg, 8.1rpg, FGP: 53.1%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 66.7%.
Simonovic has played previously professionally in Montenegro (Gorstak) and Serbia (Junior Nis).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bianchi is back at Moncalieri - by Eurobasket News

PMS Moncalieri/San Mauro (Serie B) added to their roster experienced 38-year old guard Andrea Bianchi (188-79). It is actually his comeback to Moncalieri as he has played here before. Bianchi played most recently at Bakery Piacentina in the Serie B, but left the team in Feb.'16. But in four games he had just 0.8ppg in 2015-16 season.
The previous (14-15) season Bianchi played at PMS Moncalieri/San Mauro (Serie C).
He has spent his entire career in Italy playing for six other teams: Urania Milano, Borgomanero, Fiat Torino, Legnano, Crema and Ticino.
Bianchi is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Moncalieri.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Giulianova adds Preti to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Etomilu Giulianova (Serie B) added to their roster 23-year old forward Jacopo Preti (200-94kg-94). He has played for the last three seasons at Andrea Costa Imola in Italian Serie A2. Serie A2 was a little too high level for him, where in 24 games he recorded just 1.6ppg and 1.0rpg last season. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Preti also played that season for Imola (also in Serie A2). Serie A2 was a little too high level for him, where in 24 games he averaged only 1.6ppg and 1.0rpg.

Etomilu Giulianova roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Antonello Ricci
Giuseppe Sacripante

Forwards:
Jacopo Preti
Simone Di_Diomede

Coach: Davide Tisato

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sestu keeps Floridia for another season - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Pirates Accademia Basket Sestu re-signed 18-year old swingman Giuseppe Floridia (192-99). He played there last season. In 9 Serie C Gold games he averaged just 2.3ppg and 1.0rpg.
He has played previously for Cagliari Genneruxi.

Pirates Accademia Basket Sestu roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nicola Elia
Mirko Pilo
Mauro Graviano
Daniele Locci

Forwards:
Manuel Vanuzzo
Romeo Trionfo
Giuseppe Floridia
Luigi Cabriolu

Center:
Edoardo Melis

Coach: Giuseppe Caboni

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cabriolu re-signs at Sestu - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Pirates Accademia Basket Sestu confirmed in their roster 18-year old forward Luigi Cabriolu (99). He played there last season. But in 14 Serie C Gold games he recorded just 1.1ppg and 1.4rpg.

Pirates Accademia Basket Sestu roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nicola Elia
Mirko Pilo
Mauro Graviano
Daniele Locci

Forwards:
Manuel Vanuzzo
Romeo Trionfo
Luigi Cabriolu

Center:
Edoardo Melis

Coach: Giuseppe Caboni

By Eurobasket Data Center

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The Flexx Pistoia signs Cesare Barbon - by Eurobasket News

The Flexx Pistoia (Serie A) signed 19-year old swingman Cesare Barbon (192-98, agency: Octagon Europe). He played last season at Rucker Sanve San Vendemiano in Serie B. However his team was relegated to Serie C Gold. In 27 Serie B games he had 6.7ppg and 2.0rpg.
Barbon represented Italy at the European Championships U18 in Samsun (Turkey) last year. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 3 games: 2.7ppg.
Barbon has played previously for Benetton Treviso.

The Flexx Pistoia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ronald Moore
Tommaso Laquintana
Cesare Barbon
Francesco Galli

Forwards:
Fabio Mian
Aleksander Czyz

Centers:
Daniele Magro
Raphael Gaspardo
Markus Kennedy

Coach: Vincenzo Esposito

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Enel Brindisi adds Suggs to their roster, ex Manresa - by Eurobasket News

Enel Basket Brindisi (Serie A) added to their roster 28-year old American swingman Scott Suggs (197-88kg-89, college: Washington, agency: GFSG). He played last season at ICL Manresa in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 31 games he recorded 10.4ppg and 2.1rpg. Suggs helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at another team Raptors 905 in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 50 games he averaged impressive 18.0ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.9apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to D-League All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout and to the D-League All-Star Game.
In 2013 Suggs was drafted by Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League) in first round (15th overall).
The former University of Washington standoutis in his fifth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Suggs' college team won Pac-10 Tournament for two years in a row (2010 and 2011).
He has played previously professionally in France (Chalon/Saor) and NBA G League (Erie Bay Hawks).

Enel Basket Brindisi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Milenko Tepic
Marco Giuri
Anthony Barber

Forwards:
Scott Suggs
Obinna Oleka

Coach: Sandro Dell Agnello

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Germani Basket Brescia lands Dario Hunt, ex Nancy - by Eurobasket News

Germani Basket Brescia (Serie A) landed 28-year old American forward Dario Hunt (206-104kg-89, college: Nevada). He played most recently at Sluc Nancy Basket Pro in French ProA. In 30 games he averaged 9.4ppg, 7.2rpg and 1.4apg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to French ProA All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season Hunt played at Juvecaserta where in 29 Serie A games he had 11.7ppg, 9.9rpg (leader !!!), 1.1spg and 1.4bpg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Italian SerieA All-Star Game.
In 2013 (a year after he left the college) Hunt was drafted by Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League) in first round (16th overall).
The former University of Nevada standoutis in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Hunt's team made it to the D-League Semifinals in 2014. He received also WAC All-Defensive Team award back in 2010, 2011 and 2012 at his college time.
Hunt has played also professionally in Austria (Gussing Knights), Ukraine (BC Odessa) and Italy (Betaland Cdo).

Germani Basket Brescia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Luca Vitali
Michele Vitali
Lee Moore

Forwards:
Brian Sacchetti
Marcus Landry
Dario Hunt
Abdel Fall

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Senigallia lands Emiliano Paparella - by Eurobasket News

Pallacanestro Senigallia (Serie B) landed experienced 34-year old naturalized Argentinian point guard Emiliano Paparella (184-83, agency: Players Group) from Zannella Basket Cefalu. In 27 Serie B games he averaged 14.5ppg, 3.7rpg and 3.2apg last season.
Paparella played in the final of Italian Nazionale B Group B Play-Off in 2013.
And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Paparella has played previously professionally in Italy (Latina Basket, Cecina, Agrigento, Cantini Lorano and Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria) and Argentina (Alianza Viedma).

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Scandone Avellino keeps Leunen for another season - by Eurobasket News

Scandone Avellino (Serie A) re-signed 32-year old American ex-international forward Maarten Leunen (206-104kg-85, college: Oregon). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 39 Serie A games he averaged 6.4ppg, 5.2rpg and 2.8apg last season. Leunen helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. Leunen also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 7.4ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.3apg and 1.1spg.
In 2008 he was drafted by Houston Rockets (NBA) in second round (54th overall). The former University of Oregon staris in his tenth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention award back in 2012.
Leunen was a member of USA international program for some years. He was called to USA Senior National Team back in 2007 and previously for U21 National Team in 2004.
Leunen has played also professionally in Germany (ratiopharm Ulm) and Turkey (Darussafaka).
His game is described as: Has a solid body, good hands, can be effective at both sides of the court. Has yet upside, because he plays in the 4 position (good outside shot !) and can spend time at the 5 too, because he's a tough player, not afraid of contacts. An ideal front court player for European competitions.

Scandone Avellino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ariel Filloy
Jason Rich
Bruno Fitipaldo
Dezmine Wells

Forwards:
Maarten Leunen
Salvatore Parlato
Andrea Zerini
Thomas Scrubb

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Nanterre to land Terran Petteway, ex The Flexx PT - by Eurobasket News

JSF Nanterre (ProA) agreed on terms of contract with 25-year old American forward Terran Petteway (198-91kg-92, college: Nebraska). He played last season at The Flexx Pistoia in Italian Serie A. In 34 games he recorded 14.6ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.0apg.
The previous (15-16) season Petteway played at another team Fort Wayne Mad Ants in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 49 games he averaged 11.6ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.5apg.
He was voted All-Big Ten 3rd Team in 2015 at his college time.
Petteway has played also professionally in NBA (Atlanta Hawks).
He attended University of Nebraska until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

JSF Nanterre roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Heiko Schaffartzik
Lahaou Konate
Nicolas Moore
Bathiste Tchouaffe

Forwards:
Alade Aminu
Erik Murphy
Hugo Invernizzi
Myles Hesson
Terran Petteway
Mathias Lessort

Center:
Jean-Marc Pansa

Coach: Pascal Donadieu

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Salerno adds Bartolozzi to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Virtus Arechi Salerno added to their roster 22-year old center Riccardo Bartolozzi (202-95) from Etomilu Giulianova. In 12 Serie B games he recorded 11.3ppg and 7.0rpg last season. Bartolozzi also played that season for Ambrosia Lions Bisceglie where in 21 Serie B games he averaged 5.5ppg and 3.8rpg.
His team won Italian LNP Cup in 2015.
Bartolozzi has played previously for three other teams: Verona, Fortituto Kontatto Bologna and Fabriano.

Virtus Arechi Salerno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Onorio Petrazzuoli
Marco Cucco

Forward:
Gianmarco Leggio

Centers:
Paolo Paci
Riccardo Bartolozzi

Coach: Antonio Paternoster

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AEK Athens may add Eric Maynor to their roster, ex Openjobmetis V. - by Eurobasket News

AEK Athens (A1) is considering to sign with 30-year old American point guard Eric Maynor (191-78kg-87, college: VCU) who played last time at Openjobmetis Varese in Italy. In 29 Serie A games he had 12.9ppg, 3.1rpg and 5.5apg (top 4) last season. He also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 8.9ppg, 2.6rpg and 3.9apg.
The previous (15-16) season Maynor played at BC Nizhny Novgorod in Russian league. In only one VTB United League game he averaged just 2 points, 1 rebound and 1 assist.
In 2009 he was drafted by Utah Jazz (NBA) in first round (20th overall). Maynor attended Virginia Commonwealth University and it may be his ninth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won NBA Northwest Division championship title in 2011. Maynor was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention in 2015. He was a member of USA Senior National Team back in 2007.
Maynor has played also professionally for other NBA teams like Portland Trail Blazers, Phi.76ers, Washington Wizards and Oklahoma City Thunder.
He could be described: (by Matthew Maurer for NBADraft.net in 2009)
Extremely patient on the offensive end, allowing plays to unfold- no predetermined decisions ... Tremendous basketball IQ and understanding of court geometry. Foot speed and explosiveness are not optimal
.

AEK Athens roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasilis Xanthopoulos
Kelsey Barlow
Michael Dixon
Giannoulis Larentzakis
Edin Atic
Dimitrios Moraitis
Alkiviadis Ioannou

Forwards:
Dusan Sakota
Milan Milosevic
Dionysis Skoulidas
Georgios Tsalmpouris
Nikos Rogkavopoulos

Center:
Emmanouil Chatzidakis

Coach: Sotiris Manolopoulos

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Tezenis Verona lands Riccardo Visconti - by Andrea Centenari

Tezenis Verona (Serie A2) strengthened their roster with addition of 19-year old swingman Riccardo Visconti (197-80kg-98). Visconti played most recently at Umana Reyer Venezia in the Serie A. Serie A was a little too high level for him, where in 9 games he recorded just 0.3ppg last season. Serie A2 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Visconti helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Visconti also played 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged only 2.2ppg and 1.1rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the Basketball Champions League Final Four.
Visconti represented Italy at the European Championships U18 in Samsun (Turkey) last year. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 5 games: 1.6ppg.

Tezenis Verona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Matteo Palermo
Phil Greene_IV
Jamal Jones
Riccardo Visconti

Forwards:
Marco Maganza
Mattia Udom
Omar Dieng

Center:
Curtis Nwohuocha

Coach: Luca Dalmonte

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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Rashid Gaston is a newcomer at Fukushima - by Eurobasket News

Fukushima Firebonds (B League D2) added to their roster 23-year old American forward Rashid Gaston (206-109kg-94, agency: Inception Sports). He just graduated from Xavier (NCAA). In 38 games he recorded 7.4ppg and 5.9rpg last season. Gaston helped them to make it to the semifinals. and they also made it to the NCAA Elite Eight.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Gaston's team was regular season runner-up in MEAC in 2015. He was also voted NABC All-District 15 2nd Team in 2015 at his college time.

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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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Lowery Resigns as Head Basketball Coach at Essex County College (NJ) - by Eurobasket News

HoopDirt.com can confirm that Corey Lowery has resigned at NJCAA DII powerhouse Essex County College. He had been the head coach at the school since the 2011 season, and also spent prior to that four seasons as the head coach at Middlesex CC (NJ). An official statement is expected later this afternoon.
Courtesy of: hoopdirt.com




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Valka/Valga inks Kristaps Miglinieks - by Greg

Valka/Valga (LBL) agreed terms with 27-year old guard Kristaps Miglinieks (196-89kg-90). He has played for the last two seasons at BK Jekabpils in the LBL. In 33 games he had 4.5ppg and 1.5rpg last season. Miglinieks also played 8 games in Baltic League where he recorded 5.6ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.0apg.
Miglinieks has played previously for Liepaja/Triobet.

Valka/Valga roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kristaps Miglinieks
Edgars Lasenbergs
Ernestas Bruzas

Forwards:
Robert Peterson
Elvijs Miculis

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Antounieh tabs Bryan Davis, ex Taiwan Beer - by Eurobasket News

CS Antounieh inked 31-year old American power forward Bryan Davis (206-113kg-86, college: Texas A&M). He played most recently at Taiwan Beer in Taiwanese SBL league. Davis managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 26 SBL games he recorded very impressive stats: 21.0ppg, 13.4rpg, 4.8apg, 2.7spg and 2.0bpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Asia-basket.com All-Taiwanese SBL Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Forward of the Year. Davis also played that season for Spirou Charleroi in Belgian Euromillions League where in 6 games he averaged 7.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.8spg. He also played 5 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 9.2ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.2apg and 1.0spg. Davis also spent pre-season at Energa Czarni (TBL) in Polish league that year.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Davis played at the Arab Club Championships three years ago.
He is a very experienced player. Davis has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to ten different countries on five different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia and of course North America). Davis has played previously professionally in Bahrain (Al Muharraq), China (Jiang Xi), Holland, Italy (Mantova), New Zealand (Saints), Puerto Rico (Capitanes), Ukraine, South Korea (SK Knights and Sonic Boom KT) and NBA G League (Reno Bighorns).
He attended Texas A&M University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

CS Antounieh roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Mazen Mneimneh

Forwards:
Bryan Davis
Patrick Bou_Abboud

Center:
Roy Samaha

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Antounieh inks Carlos Emory, ex Ponce - by Eurobasket News

CS Antounieh agreed terms with 26-year old Puerto Rican forward Carlos Emory (196-93kg-91). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Emory played this summer at Ponce in Puerto Rican BSN league. In 42 games he had 10.6ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.7apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Puerto Rican BSN All-Star Game. The last season he was tested by Sluc Nancy (ProA) in French league. Emory's team made it to the Liga Americas Semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Latinbasket.com Puerto Rican BSN All-Newcomers Team back in 2013. Emory was a member of Puerto Rican Senior National Team in 2013.
He has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Emory has played previously professionally in Lithuania (Lietkabelis), Uruguay (Bohemios) and NBA G League (Iowa Energy).
He could be described: A highflyer with the capacity to play multiple positions in the court. very effective in the open floor but also shows a consistant jump show with NBA 3pt range. a physically gifted player that is ready to perform at any level in europe.

CS Antounieh roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Mazen Mneimneh

Forwards:
Bryan Davis
Carlos Emory
Patrick Bou_Abboud

Center:
Roy Samaha

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

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Luxembourg U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Pit Arend
Arend
Tom Nesser
Nesser
Lou Demuth
Demuth
Ben Kovac
Kovac
Ben Arendt
Arendt
#e#5
4Cedric Besenius 178-PG-99
5Ben Arendt 184-G-99 Grengewald Luxembourg
6Philippe Germeaux 184-SF-99 Sparta Luxembourg
7Pit Arend 180-PG-99 Sparta Luxembourg
8Olivier Schneider 190-SF-99 T.Hesperange Luxembourg
9Axel Mendes 180-SG-00 BC Mess Luxembourg
10Tom Nesser 185-SG-99 Musel Pikes Luxembourg
11Lou Demuth 212-C-00 Real Betis SVL 2 Spain
12Frank Jacoby 193-PF-99 Residence Luxembourg
13Ben Kovac 195-SG-00 Basket Esch Luxembourg
14Julien Lessel 188-SG-99 Basket Esch Luxembourg
15Arnaud Jacque 190-PF-99

Rumen Galabov Head Coach
Christian Nittler Assistant



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Taranaki Mountain Airs claim big win over Malaysian men's basketball team - by Eurobasket News

The National Basketball League season might be well behind them, but the Taranaki Mountain Airs showed they were still locked in with a 104-81 win over Malaysia. As part of the Malaysian men's team's tour of New Zealand, the Augusta Mountain Airs hosted the Malaysian side at New Plymouth's YMCA. With imports and a few key players unavailable, locals had the chance to get meaningful minutes on the floor for the home side. Big man Xavier Shaw (203-F-94, college: MSU-Northern) made sure not to squander his, shooting an efficient 10/13 from the floor on his way to 26 points and 11 rebounds in 37 minutes. Shaw had his fingerprints on the game from the outset, scoring the opening basket of the match. He and point guard Houston O'Riley (180-PG-89) were on the money early on to give the home side a lead. Coming into their third match in as many nights, Malaysia showed signs of fatigue, which the Mountain Airs capitalised on and pushed the tempo whenever possible. While Malaysia looked to do most of their work from beyond the three-point arc, the Mountain Airs took what was available to them as they built a 31-22 lead after the first quarter. The second period started as the first had ended with the Airs running the show. However, Malaysia were beginning to get their feet under them and put some points up. But with Taranaki dominating on the glass, second chance points were rare. Malaysia found themselves in early foul trouble, with the Mountain Airs in the bonus midway through the period. The home side took advantage of this and worked toward a 51-38 half time lead. That lead jumped out to as many as 28 in the second half of the game as Malaysia had no answer for the speed of the home side's play. In the end, the Mountain airs proved to be too much for the visitors as they cruised to a 23-point win, although Perry Lim was again impressive for the visitors. The scoreline allowed Mountain Airs coach Trent Adam to give young duo Oscar Robertson (197-F-00) and Matthew O'Connell (184-PG-00) some time on the floor. O'Connell was particularly good on the defensive end in his 12 minutes as he made the most of his quickness across the court to stay with and in front of his man. Malaysia will now head to Tauranga for the final game of their tour, with a match on Saturday against a HoopNation select squad featuring Webster brothers Corey and Tai - fresh off their stints in the NBA Summer League - and Isaac Fotu, who has just signed on with German heavyweights Ulm.
Courtesy of: stuff.co.nz




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L'Hospitalet lands Mauricio Cheda - by Eurobasket News

C.B. Torrons Vicens L'Hospitalet (LEB Silver) landed 27-year old Mexican forward Mauricio Cheda (198-90, college: UTEP) from Xuven Cambados. In 24 LEB Silver games in Spain he averaged 5.2ppg and 1.7rpg last season. Cheda also spent pre-season at Ciudad (LNBP) in Mexican league that year.
He represented Mexico at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
Cheda has played previously for four other Mexican teams: Choriceros, Soles, Caballeros de Culiacan and Jefes.
He attended Univ.of Texas at El Paso until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

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

Guards:
Edgar San_Epifanio
Xavier Guia
Devin Schmidt

Forward:
Mauricio Cheda

Center:
Ivan Garcia

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Mens Sana 1871 Siena adds Simonovic to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Mens Sana 1871 Siena (Serie A2) added to their roster 18-year old Montenegrin center Marko Simonovic (210-99). He has played for the last two seasons at the junior team of PMS Moncalieri/San Mauro in the Serie B.
Despite young age Simonovic had impressive career. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B Honorable Mention in 2016.
He represented Montenegro at the European Championships U16 in Kaunas (Lithuania) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 9.3ppg, 8.1rpg, FGP: 53.1%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 66.7%.
Simonovic has played previously professionally in Montenegro (Gorstak) and Serbia (Junior Nis).

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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

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  NAIA  


NBA Coach and Analyst Jeff Van Gundy to Speak at Carroll College (MT) - by Stephan Ditgens

HELENA, Mont. - Former New York Knicks and Houston Rockets head coach and current ESPN/ABC NBA Analyst Jeff Van Gundy will come to Carroll as a speaker at the annual men's basketball fundraising banquet.

"We're thrilled to welcome Coach Jeff Van Gundy, the NBA game's best color commentator, to Carroll College and Helena, Montana for our September 22 men's basketball dinner," head coach Carson Cunningham said. "How cool that a basketball figure of such worldwide renown is willing to take the time to visit us. We're very grateful."

In 11 years as an NBA head coach, Van Gundy racked up 430 wins and made the playoffs nine times, including a trip to the NBA finals in the 1998-99 season. He also coached the East team in the 2000 NBA All-Star Game.

After his coaching career ended, he became one of the NBA's leading TV analysts and has broadcast multiple NBA Finals.

"Coach Van Gundy is, of course, an acclaimed basketball guru with a crafty and oftentimes hilarious real-time take on the action for ABC and ESPN," Cunningham said. "NBA fans around the globe love hearing him and his esteemed crew work the NBA Finals. He has coached Hall-of-Famers like Patrick Ewing and Yao Ming. Perhaps a lot folks don't know that he has also been a high school coach and small college coach. Clearly, he hasn't forgotten his roots. We're excited to show him what our program and Carroll College are all about and to hear him drop pearls of hoops wisdom that are applicable to life writ large and also, I'm sure, to hear him tell funny, riveting stories. We hope folks will come out and join us for an entertaining evening."

Van Gundy is excited to visit Montana and spend some time outdoors, but he is also excited to see what he can glean from Cunningham and what has made him successful in his short time here at Carroll.

"I am elated to be able to visit the state of Montana, the city of Helena, and Carroll College," Van Gundy said. "Carson Cunningham is a tremendous coach who I enjoy sharing time with because I always learn something new. The job he and his team have done turning their program around is nothing short of incredible. I can't wait to go whitewater rafting and get to know his players."

The banquet is presented by First Interstate Bank and will be held at the lower STAC Dining Hall beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dinner registration is available online by clicking here. Tickets are $50 per person or $90 for a couple. Corporate tables are available by contacting Cunningham via email at carsonjamescunningham@gmail.com.

courtesy of carrollathletics.com



Jon Nevol Named Head Basketball Coach at Blue Mountain College - by Eurobasket News

Jonathan Nevol was introduced at a news conference Friday as the new head men's basketball coach at Blue Mountain College. Nevol heads to BMC from Jones County Junior College (Miss.), where he helped lead the Bobcats this past season to state and regional titles and a Sweet 16 appearance in the NJCAA National Tournament. 'Being named the head coach at Blue Mountain College is more than a blessing,' Nevol said. 'I'm astonished and I have to give credit to the Most High God. I prayed and kept faith that I would receive a blessing such as this.' Nevol has served as Jones County's assistant since 2016, and previously was a video coordinator from 2014-16 under Andy Kennedy at Ole Miss and a grad assistant under the Dean of the SEC Coaches from 2012 - 2014. He was a part of Kennedy's staff when the Rebels secured a school-record 27 wins in 2013, the 2013 SEC Championship and appearances in the 2013 and 2015 NCAA Tournaments. 'I started at Ole Miss under Coach Kennedy and grinded my way up to graduate assistant and later into the role of video coordinator. In those positions, I gained knowledge on how a successful division one basketball program should be managed under the all-time winningest coach at Ole Miss,' Nevol commented. He also credited former Jones County Junior College head coach and current Ole Miss assistant coach Rahim Lockhart for preparing him to be a head coach. 'I appreciated the opportunity to work with someone like Coach Lockhart, who has been successful at different levels. He also allowed me to gain valuable recruiting experience that has prepared me in multiple ways.' 'We're thrilled to welcome Jon into the Blue Mountain College family,' said BMC Athletics Director, Will Kollmeyer. 'I believe he will be an outstanding leader for our team, and mentor for our student-athletes. After a thorough and comprehensive search process, there is no doubt he is a perfect fit for this institution and our men's basketball program.' Nevol, who becomes the program's third head coach, said he's ready for the pilot's seat and looks forward to what lies ahead. 'I'm eager to be a part of a Christian family and I promise to bring out the best in my players, on and off the court. I'd also like to thank Dr. McMillin and Mr. Kollmeyer for providing me with this opportunity. I'm ready to get to work.' Nevol holds his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Ole Miss in Criminal Justice.
Courtesy of: bmcsports.com



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  NBA  


Hornets waive Briante Weber - by Eurobasket News

Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has waived guard Briante Weber (6'2''-PG-92, college: VCU). Weber (6-2, 165, Virginia Commonwealth) signed two consecutive 10-day contracts with the Hornets on Feb. 27, 2017, and March 9, 2017, before signing a multi-year deal on March 19, 2017. He appeared in 13 games for the Hornets, averaging 3.8 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 12.2 minutes per game.
Courtesy of: insidehoops.com



Nets Waive Archie Goodwin - by Eurobasket News

The Nets have waived guard Archie Goodwin (6'5''-G-94, college: Kentucky), the team announced today in a press release. Goodwin will become an unrestricted free agent on Sunday if and when he clears waivers. Goodwin, who will turn 23 next month, has had trouble finding a permanent home since being waived by the Suns prior to the start of the 2016/17 season. A former first-round pick, Goodwin appeared in 150 games over the course of three seasons in Phoenix, but bounced around last year, spending some time with the Pelicans and Nets. He also appeared in 34 games for the G League's Greensboro Swarm, averaging 17.0 PPG and 5.2 RPG for the club. Goodwin's minimum salary contract with the Nets for 2017/18 was non-guaranteed, per Basketball Insiders, so Brooklyn won't be on the hook for any of his salary. For the Nets, the move creates a little extra cap room, though the club used most of its remaining space to accommodate its acquisition of Allen Crabbe earlier this week. If the Nets were to renounce Randy Foye's cap hold, they'd have about $5.1MM in cap room after releasing Goodwin. The Nets have one more non-guaranteed contract on their books for '17/18, but that deal belongs to Spencer Dinwiddie. Dinwiddie had a stronger audition with Brooklyn last season than Goodwin did, so I'd be surprised if the team cuts him.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



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

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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 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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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

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The Rockets land Demetrius Jackson - by Eurobasket News

Houston Rockets (NBA) tabbed 23-year old point guard Demetrius Jackson (186-88kg-94, college: Notre Dame). He played most recently at Maine Red Claws. In 36 NBA G League games he averaged 15.0ppg, 4.9rpg, 6.0apg and 1.1spg last season. Jackson also played for the Celtics where in three NBA games he had 3.3ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.0apg.
Last year he was drafted by Boston Celtics in second round (45th overall). Jackson attended University of Notre Dame until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball. He won D-League Atlantic Division championship title.
Jackson received NABC All-District 2 2nd Team award in 2016 at his college time.

Houston Rockets roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Bobby Brown
Chris Paul
Luc Mbah_a_Moute
James Harden
Deandre Liggins
Tim Quarterman
Demetrius Jackson
LJ Peak

Forwards:
P.J. Tucker
Ryan Kelly
Tarik Black
Jarrod Uthoff
Troy Williams
Cameron Oliver

Centers:
Nene Hilario
Qi Zhou

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Ramon Sessions is a newcomer at the Knicks - by Eurobasket News

New York Knicks strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old point guard Ramon Sessions (190-86kg-86, college: Nevada) from Charlotte Hornets. In 50 NBA games he recorded 6.2ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.6apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Sessions played at the Wizards where in 82 NBA games he averaged 9.9ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.9apg.
In 2007 he was drafted by Milwaukee Bucks in second round (56th overall). The former University of Nevada standoutis in his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
He was voted All-D-League Honorable Mention back in 2008.
Sessions has played previously for five other teams: Cleveland Cavaliers, LA Lakers, Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves and Oklahoma City Blue.
The scouts decsribe him following way: (by Aran Smith for NBADraft.net in 2007)
A true floor general with a great size and speed combination A solid athlete who is able to use his size well to defend and pass over smaller opponents. His vision and ball handling ability are both excellent. Does a solid job of setting up teammates for baskets. Understands the position well and plays to his strengt.
Not a tremendous defender, should gather more steals considering his quickness …
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New York Knicks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ramon Sessions
Tim Hardaway_Jr.
Ron Baker
Canyon Barry
Damyean Dotson

Forwards:
Jamel Artis
Nigel Hayes

Center:
Luke Kornet

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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



White re-signs at London Lightning - by Eurobasket News

London Lightning (NBL Canada) confirmed in their roster 26-year old American forward Royce White (203-122kg-91, college: Iowa State). He was a team leader there last season. In 49 NBL Canada games he was third best scorer with impressive 20.9ppg and had 10.3rpg (#2 in the league), 5.6apg and 1.3spg. Great season indeed as he was selected USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team.
In 2012 White was drafted by Houston Rockets (NBA) in first round (16th overall). He attended Iowa State and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
White has played previously professionally in NBA (Phi.76ers and Sacramento Kings) and NBA G League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Reno Bighorns).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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



Western Kentucky's five-star recruit Mitchell Robinson has left campus - by Eurobasket News

The soap opera that has been Mitchell Robinson (7'1''-C-98)'s tenure at Western Kentucky took another on Friday, as the five-star center and top ten prospect in the Class of 2017 has reportedly left campus. Robinson was a massive coup for Rick Stansbury when he committed to and signed for the Hilltoppers, but it has been non-stop drama since then. Less than two weeks after his commitment, Robinson tweeted that he would be decommitting from WKU before immediately deleting the tweet and claiming that his account was hacked. Robinson did not attend the first session of summer school on campus, and he was in class in the second summer school session and reportedly practicing with the team this month for a trip to Costa Rica, but he cleaned out his dorm room and left the campus last night. Part of the reason that Robinson opted to go to Western Kentucky was that his godfather, former UNC star Shammond Williams, was an assistant coach on the staff. Williams left the program on July 3rd, and ever since then there have been questions surrounding where Robinson will play this season. There have been rumors that he will be heading overseas for a year before entering the 2018 NBA Draft, and there is also the potential that Robinson could end up transferring to a different college. The question, however, is whether or not Robinson will be able to transfer and play immediately without sitting out a year since he enrolled in summer school. Robinson is a 7-foot center and a terrific defensive prospect that is projected as a first round pick next year. If he does get a waiver to transfer, he immediately becomes the best available talent on the market, along with Marvin Bagley III, who is considering reclassifying.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



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  NEW ZEALAND  


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

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

Tobias Cameron
Tobias Cameron
   #1. This week's number one is U19 international guard Tobias Cameron (193-99, currently plays in Australia). Cameron could not help the league outsider Rollers (0-14) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance the 13th-placed Rollers (0-14) were defeated 83-75 on the road by the higher-ranked South West Metro Pirates (#9) in the QBL group. Cameron was the top scorer with 16 points. He also added 5 rebounds, passed 3 assists and added 3 blocks. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This season Cameron averages: 7.9ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.0apg, 3FGP: 32.1%. He is currently a member of the New Zealand U19 national team.

Leon Henry
Leon Henry
   #2. Second place goes to former international forward Leon Henry (200-85, college: S.Idaho JC, currently plays in Australia). Henry was not able to help Ballarat Miners (13-8) in their last game. Despite his good performance Ballarat Miners (#2) lost 80-94 in Bendigo to the lower-ranked (#5) Braves in the SEABL-East group. Henry had a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 11 rebounds in 30 minutes. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Henry has relatively good stats this year: 10.8ppg, 10.3rpg, 3.3apg, 1.2bpg, 2FGP: 61.4%(27-44), 3FGP: 16.7% and FT: 28.6% in six games he played so far. He played for the New Zealand national team in 2012.

James Paringatai
James Paringatai
   #3. The New Zealand player who performed third best last week abroad was former international forward James Paringatai (201-86, currently plays in Australia). Paringatai contributed to Buccaneers' victory against the fourth-ranked Stirling Senators (15-7) 101-97 in the Australian State League (second division) last Saturday. He scored 6 points in only 7 minutes. Geraldton Buccaneers (18-7) are placed third in SBL group. Paringatai's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. This year Paringatai's overall stats are: 4.0ppg, 2.4rpg, 2FGP: 44.6% and FT: 66.7% in 23 games. He played for the New Zealand national team four years ago.

   #4. Power forward Dennis Tawhiti (198-90, currently plays in Australia) was not able to secure a victory for Eagles (4-12) in their game against Cougars (8-13) in the Australian State League (second division). Tawhiti scored 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. his team were defeated 95-88 in Hamilton Hill by the much lower-ranked Cougars (#7) in the SBL group. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. Tawhiti's total stats this season are: 8.1ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.1apg. He used to play for the New Zealand national team back in 2013.

Zane Meehl
Zane Meehl
   #5. Former University international guard Zane Meehl (188-86, college: Mid-Continent, currently plays in Australia) contributed to a Sunshine CR's victory against the leader Brisbane Spartans (15-0) 79-69 in the Australian State League (second division) in Sunday night's game. Meehl scored 8 points in 18 minutes. Sunshine Coast Rip (9-4) is placed fourth in QBL group. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. This year Meehl's total stats are: 7.4ppg and 1.5rpg in 12 games. He has a dual citizenship: New Zealand and Australian. Meehl used to play for the New Zealand university national team ten years ago.

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

   #1. Zac Carter (203-F/G-89, currently plays in Australia) contributed to a Brisbane Capitals' victory against the third-ranked Mackay Meteors (12-4) 108-100 in the Australian State League (second division) in Friday night's game. He scored 10 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 7 assists in 34 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group QBL. Brisbane Capitals (11-3) are placed second. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Carter has relatively good stats this year: 14.1ppg, 5.3rpg and 2.5apg in 12 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: New Zealand and Australian.

   #2. Zeke Meehl (181-G-88, currently plays in Australia) led Sunshine CR to a victory against the leader Brisbane Spartans (15-0) 79-69 in the Australian State League (second division) in Sunday night's game. Meehl scored 13 points. Sunshine Coast Rip (9-4) is placed fourth in QBL group. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This season Meehl has relatively solid stats: 12.9ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.3apg. He is another player who holds two passports: New Zealand and Australian.

   #3. Zeb Lovell (197-G/F-93, currently plays in Australia). He could not help Eastern Mavericks (14-4) to beat Noarlunga City Southern Tigers (15-3). Lovell cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points. Eastern Mavericks (#2) were crushed 99-60 on the road by the leading Noarlunga City Southern Tigers in the Premier League. It was Eastern Mavericks' first loss after three consecutive victories. The Regular Season already ended. Lovell has averaged so far 7.9ppg and 1.3apg.

Other top New Zealand players, who play abroad:

Thomas Abercrombie (198-F-87) plays for Demir IBB in Turkish BSL
Aron Baynes (208-C-86) plays for Boston Celtics in the NBA
Steven Adams (213-C/F-93) plays for Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA
Mika Vukona (197-C-82) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Robert Loe (211-F-91) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Kirk Penney (196-G/F-80) plays for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL
Isaac Fotu (203-F-93) plays for ratiopharm Ulm in German BBL
Mike Karena (208-C-93) plays for Lleida Basquet in Spanish LEB Gold
Thomas Giles (180-G-88) plays for Norths Soul Sports Bears in Australian State League
Isaac Smith (196-F/C) plays for Buccaneers in Australian State League
Dyson King-Hawea (200-F-92) plays for Spectres in Australian State League
Mitchell Newton (200-F-95) plays for Bandits in Australian State League

Notice: The list above includes only some of the New Zealand playing currently abroad. Go to New Zealand Abroad Page to see completed list.



Taranaki Mountain Airs claim big win over Malaysian men's basketball team - by Eurobasket News

The National Basketball League season might be well behind them, but the Taranaki Mountain Airs showed they were still locked in with a 104-81 win over Malaysia. As part of the Malaysian men's team's tour of New Zealand, the Augusta Mountain Airs hosted the Malaysian side at New Plymouth's YMCA. With imports and a few key players unavailable, locals had the chance to get meaningful minutes on the floor for the home side. Big man Xavier Shaw (203-F-94, college: MSU-Northern) made sure not to squander his, shooting an efficient 10/13 from the floor on his way to 26 points and 11 rebounds in 37 minutes. Shaw had his fingerprints on the game from the outset, scoring the opening basket of the match. He and point guard Houston O'Riley (180-PG-89) were on the money early on to give the home side a lead. Coming into their third match in as many nights, Malaysia showed signs of fatigue, which the Mountain Airs capitalised on and pushed the tempo whenever possible. While Malaysia looked to do most of their work from beyond the three-point arc, the Mountain Airs took what was available to them as they built a 31-22 lead after the first quarter. The second period started as the first had ended with the Airs running the show. However, Malaysia were beginning to get their feet under them and put some points up. But with Taranaki dominating on the glass, second chance points were rare. Malaysia found themselves in early foul trouble, with the Mountain Airs in the bonus midway through the period. The home side took advantage of this and worked toward a 51-38 half time lead. That lead jumped out to as many as 28 in the second half of the game as Malaysia had no answer for the speed of the home side's play. In the end, the Mountain airs proved to be too much for the visitors as they cruised to a 23-point win, although Perry Lim was again impressive for the visitors. The scoreline allowed Mountain Airs coach Trent Adam to give young duo Oscar Robertson (197-F-00) and Matthew O'Connell (184-PG-00) some time on the floor. O'Connell was particularly good on the defensive end in his 12 minutes as he made the most of his quickness across the court to stay with and in front of his man. Malaysia will now head to Tauranga for the final game of their tour, with a match on Saturday against a HoopNation select squad featuring Webster brothers Corey and Tai - fresh off their stints in the NBA Summer League - and Isaac Fotu, who has just signed on with German heavyweights Ulm.
Courtesy of: stuff.co.nz




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  NIGERIA  


Nanterre signs Alade Aminu - by Eurobasket News

JSF Nanterre (ProA) signed 30-year old Nigerian international power forward Alade Aminu (210-102kg-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports). He played last season at Al Riyadi in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. In 37 games he had very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.5apg, 1.4spg and 1.2bpg. Aminu helped them to win the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. Quite impressive season as he was voted Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League Center of the Year, Import of the Year and named to 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Hapoel Eilat (Winner League) in Israel where in 37 games he recorded 14.7ppg, 10.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.7bpg. Aminu contributed to his team making it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Import Player of the Year, Center of the Year and named to 1st Team.
In 2009 he was drafted by Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League) in first round (10th overall).
Aminu attended Georgia Tech and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Aminu also played at the WABA Club Championships this year.
He is quite experienced player. Aminu has played also professionally in Italy (Enel Brindisi), Turkey (Pinar Karsiyaka, TED Kolejliler and Banvit), NBA (Miami Heat), France (Chalon/Saor) and NBA G League (Northern Arizona Suns and Erie Bay Hawks).
He could be described: Long, athletic, agile performer who runs and jumps well and has good post moves ... Can block shots and get rebounds.

JSF Nanterre roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Heiko Schaffartzik
Lahaou Konate
Nicolas Moore
Bathiste Tchouaffe

Forwards:
Alade Aminu
Erik Murphy
Hugo Invernizzi
Myles Hesson
Mathias Lessort

Center:
Jean-Marc Pansa

Coach: Pascal Donadieu

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketeurope)

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Josh-Emmanuel Akognon's 44 points make him top Nigerian player abroad of the week - by Eurobasket Center

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

Josh-Emmanuel Akognon
Josh-Emmanuel Akognon
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton, currently plays in China). He led Henan to a victory over the ninth-ranked Chongqing (7-8) 121-115 in the Chinese NBL (second division) in Wednesday night's game. Akognon was MVP of the game. He scored 44 points (!!!), grabbed 7 boards, dished 8 assists and stole 3 balls in 48 minutes on the court. Henan Shedianlaojiu (12-3) is placed first in the NBL. It was his team's ninth consecutive victory in a row. Akognon has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 39.3ppg, 5.4rpg, 4.8apg, 2.2spg, 2FGP: 58.0%(91-157) and FT: 92.8%(116-125) in 14 games he played so far. Akognon has a dual citizenship: Nigerian and American. He played for the Nigerian senior national team one years ago.

Michael Efevberha
Michael Efevberha
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced former international guard Michael Efevberha (193-84, college: CS Northridge, currently plays in China). He was the main contributor in Chongqing's victory against the closely-ranked Hebei Xianglan (5-10) 111-108 in the Chinese NBL (second division) on Sunday night. Efevberha was the best player in that game. He had a double-double by scoring 33 points and getting 15 rebounds. Efevberha also added 5 assists in 45 minutes. Chongqing Sanhai Lanling (7-8) is placed ninth in the NBL. Efevberha has very impressive stats this year: 18.3ppg, 8.5rpg, 4.5apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 48.6%, 3FGP: 22.2% and FT: 75.0% in four games. He is another player who holds two passports: Nigerian and American. Efevberha played for the Nigerian national team in 2009.

Jeleel Akindele
Jeleel Akindele
   #3. The Nigerian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Jeleel Akindele (216-83, agency: BeoBasket, college: Chicago St., currently plays in Dominican Republic). Akindele contributed to a Metros STGO's victory against the third-ranked Huracanes PP (1-4) 88-81 in the Dominican Rep. LNB on Tuesday night. He scored 9 points, had 6 rebounds and made 2 blocks. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group North. Metros de Santiago (5-1) is placed first. There are only two games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. Akindele's overall stats this season are: 7.3ppg, 5.7rpg and FT: 69.6%. He played for the Nigerian national team eight years ago.

Henry Uhegwu
Henry Uhegwu
   #4. Guard Henry Uhegwu (191-82, college: S.Utah, currently plays in Colombia) helped Fast Break win their game against the closely-ranked Cimarrones (17-11) crushing them 90-69 in the Colombian Liga DirecTV in Saturday night's game. Uhegwu scored 12 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 24 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Fast Break (27-1) is placed first in the Liga DirecTV. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Uhegwu has relatively good stats this year: 11.8ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.2apg in 26 games. He has both American and Nigerian nationalities. Uhegwu used to play for the Nigerian national team back in 2007.

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

   #1. Chris Otule (211-C-90, college: Marquette, currently plays in China) was the major contributor in Henan's victory against the seventh-ranked Anhui (9-6) 141-135 in the Chinese NBL (second division) last Sunday. Otule recorded a double-double by scoring 30 points and getting 24 rebounds. He also added 5 blocks; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Otule's third season in pro basketball. Henan Shedianlaojiu (12-3) is placed first in the NBL. It was his team's ninth consecutive victory in a row. Otule has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 24.6ppg, 16.6rpg, 1.7apg and 4.6bpg. Otule has a dual citizenship: Nigerian and American.

   #2. Chinemelu Elonu (206-F/C-87, college: Texas A&M, currently plays in Puerto Rico) led Capitanes to a victory against the league leader Santeros (25-11) 81-72 in the Puerto Rican BSN in Saturday night's game. He scored 14 points, had 7 rebounds and made 2 blocks. Capitanes de Arecibo (19-17) is placed fifth in the BSN. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Elonu's overall stats this season are: 6.7ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.5bpg.

   #3. Princeton Onwas (198-G-93, college: San Jose St., currently plays in Australia) led Brisbane Capitals to a victory over the third-ranked Mackay Meteors (12-4) 108-100 in the Australian State League (second division) last Friday. He was the top player that evening. Onwas scored 27 points (!!!) and added 6 assists in 32 minutes; not bad, considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group QBL. Brisbane Capitals (11-3) are placed second. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Onwas has very impressive stats this year: 17.6ppg, 5.9rpg, 2.9apg and 1.8spg in 14 games he played so far. He is another player who holds two passports: Nigerian and American.

Other top Nigerian players, who play abroad:

Thanasis Antetokounmpo (199-F-92) plays for Panathinaikos in Greek A1
Micheal Eric (210-C-88) plays for Darussafaka in Turkish BSL
Talib Zanna (206-F-90) plays for JSF Nanterre in French ProA
Alade Aminu (210-F/C-87) plays for JSF Nanterre in French ProA
Danny Agbelese (206-F/C-90) plays for Pau-Lacq-Orthez in French ProA
Giannis Antetokounmpo (211-G/F-94) plays for Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA
Michael Gbinije (201-F-92) plays for Detroit Pistons in the NBA
Al-Farouq Aminu (206-F-90) plays for Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA
Ekpe Udoh (208-F/C-87) plays for Utah Jazz in the NBA
Festus Ezeli (211-C-89) plays for Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA
Daniel Ochefu (211-F-93) plays for Washington Wizards in the NBA
Semi Ojeleye (201-F-94) plays for Boston Celtics in the NBA
Ekenechukwu Ibekwe (207-C-85) plays for Chalon/Saor in French ProA
Melvin Ejim (200-F-91) plays for Unics Kazan in Russian VTB
Ben Uzoh (191-PG-88) plays for Okapi Aalstar in Belgian Euromillions League

Notice: The list above includes only some of the Nigerian playing currently abroad. Go to Nigerian Abroad Page to see completed list.



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  PHILIPPINES  

PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Eugene PHELPS
  Phoenix
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 31
 1. Phelps, Phoenix31.0 
 2. Henton, Alaska Aces30.3 
 3. Cummings, KIA P.30.0 
 4. Hill, Star Hotshots28.0 
 5. Romeo, Globalport28.0 
 6. Fuller, NLEX R.27.0 
 7. Weatherspoon, Rain o.25.0 
 8. Simpson, Black.24.5 
 9. Durham, Meralco .24.0 
 10. Pringle, Globalport21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Allen DURHAM
  Meralco .
  (198-F/C-88)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Durham, Meralco .22.5 
 2. Fuller, NLEX R.19.5 
 3. Anthony, Globalport16.0 
 4. Weatherspoon, Rain o.15.0 
 5. Phelps, Phoenix14.0 
 6. Slaughter, B.Gin.14.0 
 7. Hill, Star Hotshots11.0 
 8. Cummings, KIA P.11.0 
 9. Erram, Blackwater10.5 
 10. Abueva, Alaska Aces10.5 
Assists Per Game
 Stanley PRINGLE
  Globalport
  (184-PG-87)
  Avg: 7
 1. Pringle, Globalport7.0 
 2. Abundo, Star H.7.0 
 3. Durham, Meralco .6.5 
 4. Amer, Meralco .6.5 
 5. Newsome, Meralco .6.0 
 6. Romeo, Globalport5.0 
 7. Bowers, Star H.5.0 
 8. Aguilar, B.Ginebra5.0 
 9. Banchero, Alaska A.5.0 
 10. Revilla, KIA P.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 LaDontae HENTON
  Alaska Aces
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Henton, Alaska Aces2.7 
 2. Fuller, NLEX R.2.5 
 3. Abundo, Star H.2.0 
 4. Brownlee, B.Gin.2.0 
 5. Elorde, KIA Picanto2.0 
 6. Cruz, Rain or Shine2.0 
 7. Williams, TNT K.2.0 
 8. Alolino, Phoenix2.0 
 9. Mamaril, Globalport2.0 
 10. Rios, NLEX R.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 John Paul ERRAM
  Blackwater
  (203-F/C-89)
  Avg: 5
 1. Erram, Blackwater5.0 
 2. Slaughter, B.Gin.3.0 
 3. Abueva, Alaska Aces3.0 
 4. Washington, Rain o.2.0 
 5. Fuller, NLEX R.2.0 
 6. Al-Hussaini, NLEX R.2.0 
 7. Baclao, Alaska Aces1.5 
 8. Phelps, Phoenix1.5 
 9. Henton, Alaska Aces1.3 
 10. Pascual, Black.1.0 



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  POLAND  


Polish U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Lukasz Kolenda
Kolenda
Hubert Wyszkowski
Wyszkowski
Konrad Dawdo
Dawdo
Dominik Wilczek
Wilczek
Karol Nowakowski
Nowakowski
#e#5
1Lukasz Kolenda 191-PG-99 Trefl Sopot Poland
2Karol Sasnal 186-PG-99 Cracovia Poland
3Hubert Wyszkowski 192-G/F-99 SMS PZKosz Poland
4Maksymilian Zagorski 197-F-99 Slask Wroclaw Poland
5Kacper Makowski 193-F-99 SMS PZKosz Poland
6Konrad Dawdo 198-F-99 SMS PZKosz Poland
7Mateusz Szlachetka 194-SG-99 SMS PZKosz Poland
8Maciej Leszczynski 193-SG-99 Biofarm PZN Poland
9Dominik Wilczek 193-G/F-99 Slask Wroclaw Poland
10Marcin Stasiak 204-PF-99 SMS PZKosz Poland
11Karol Nowakowski 199-PF-99 Rosa III Radom Poland
12Adrian Bogucki 213-F/C-99 SMS PZKosz Poland

Marcin Klozinski Head Coach Trefl Sopot Poland
Rafal Knap Assistant R8 Krakow Poland
Wojciech Rogowski Assistant



Przemyslaw Karnowski joins Andorra - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

MoraBanc Andorra (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 24-year old Polish international center Przemyslaw Karnowski (216-130kg-93). He just graduated from Gonzaga (NCAA). Karnowski has played there for the last five years. In 39 games he had 12.2ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.9apg last season. Karnowski helped them to win WCC Tournament and end the regular season at the top position. Quite impressive season as he was named to All-WCC 1st Team and WCC All-Tournament Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Karnowski has been also a member of Polish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Polish senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
Karnowski also represented Poland at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.5ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 56.0%, FT: 62.5%.
Karnowski has played previously for Siarka, Twarde Pierniki, AZS UMK Torun and SMS PZKosz.
On Karnowski: A lefthanded inside operator, yet not so athletic but with good hands and great timing for the reounds at the both side of the court. Huge upside for the 4 and the 5 positions.

MoraBanc Andorra roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
David Jelinek
Jaka Blazic
Andrew Albicy
Jaime Fernandez

Forwards:
Oliver Stevic
Vladimir Jankovic
John Shurna
Beka Burjanadze

Centers:
Przemyslaw Karnowski
Moussa Diagne

Coach: Joan Penarroya

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Krosno adds Damian Pogoda - by Greg

Miasto Szkla Krosno (PLK) added to their roster 19-year old power forward Damian Pogoda (200-98). He played last season at KKS Pro-Basket Kutno in the 2Liga. In 24 games he recorded 4.8ppg and 3.7rpg.
He also played Muszkieterowie Nowa Sol (also in 2Liga)

Miasto Szkla Krosno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michal Musijowski
Dariusz Oczkowicz
Krzysztof Jakobczyk
Davis Lejasmeiers
Grzegorz Grochowski
Jakov Mustapic
Devante Wallace

Forwards:
Marcin Sroka
Anton Gaddefors
Jayvaughn Pinkston
Damian Pogoda

Center:
Seid Hajric

Coach: Michal Baran

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Poland crush Czech Republic in friendly - by Eurobasket News

Poland - Czech Republic 101:68

Poland celebrated a comfortable win over Czech Republic in the exhibition clash in Walbrzych. Mateusz Ponitka (196-G/F-93) posted 22 points to lead the hosts.
Poland jumped to a 26:13 lead after the first ten minutes. They held Czech Republic to just 13 points in the second period to gain a 43:26 halftime advantage. Poland unloaded 32 points in the third term to clear off to a 30-point distance. Poland added 26 points in the fourth quarter to ease to the win. Damian Kulig (205-F/C-87, agency: BeoBasket) delivered 21 points, while Tomasz Gielo (205-F-93, college: Mississippi) added 12 points in the victory. Patrik Auda (206-PF-89, college: Seton Hall, agency: Octagon Europe) and Lukas Palyza (202-F-89) responded with 10 points each for Czech Republic.

Poland: Mateusz Ponitka 22, Damian Kulig 21, Tomasz Gielo 12
Czech Republic: Patrik Auda 10, Lukas Palyza 10



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  PORTUGAL  


Portuguese U18 National Team -17 - by Greg

Portuguese U18 National Team 2017
#s#
Joao Guerreiro
Guerreiro
Pedro Lanca
Lanca
Francisco Amarante
Amarante
Gustavo Texeira
Texeira
Diogo Peixe
Peixe
#e#5
2Joao Guerreiro 192-SG-00 Dragon Force Portugal
3Vladyslav Voytso 200-PF-99 FC Porto Portugal
4Pedro Lanca 184-PG-99 Benfica B Portugal
5Tiago Tavares 185-SG-98 Sanjoanense Portugal
6Francisco Amarante 192-SG-00 Dragon Force Portugal
7Gustavo Texeira 180-SG-00
10Neemias Queta 208-C-99 Barreirense Portugal
12Diogo Peixe 187-SG-00 Barreirense Portugal
13Josimar Cassama 196-PF-99
14Henrique Barros 193-F-99
16Paulo Caldeira 190-SG-99
53Lamine Banora 199-PF-00

Jose Rodrigues Head Coach
Hugo Matos Assistant Oliveirense Portugal



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Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Tu HOLLOWAY
  Quebradi.
  (182-G-89)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Holloway, Quebradi.21.2 
 2. Wilkins, Guayama20.3 
 3. Ebanks, San German20.2 
 4. Liz, Ponce19.9 
 5. Harris, Ponce19.5 
 6. Costner, Isabela18.4 
 7. Warrick, Ponce17.8 
 8. Rosario, Quebradillas17.8 
 9. Huertas, Arecibo17.2 
 10. Laury, Mayaguez16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Ponce
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Dawson, Ponce9.7 
 2. Akindele, Bayamon9.5 
 3. Laury, Mayaguez9.2 
 4. Famous, Isabela9.1 
 5. Romero, Bayamon8.9 
 6. James, Fajardo8.8 
 7. Jefferson, Arecibo8.7 
 8. Clarke, Arecibo8.5 
 9. Collier, Mayaguez8.0 
 10. James, Fajardo7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Tu HOLLOWAY
  Quebradi.
  (182-G-89)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Holloway, Quebradi.8.5 
 2. Browne, San German7.7 
 3. Arroyo, Fajardo7.3 
 4. Abreu, Aguada6.0 
 5. Fitch, Quebradillas5.8 
 6. Smith, Quebradillas5.5 
 7. Patterson, Aguada5.4 
 8. Guzman, Isabela5.2 
 9. Soto, Bayamon5.2 
 10. Duran, Mayaguez4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Damien WILKINS
  Guayama
  (198-G-80)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Wilkins, Guayama1.7 
 2. Hodge, Arecibo1.7 
 3. Liz, Ponce1.6 
 4. Behanan, Arecibo1.4 
 5. Abreu, Aguada1.4 
 6. Harris, Ponce1.3 
 7. Browne, San German1.3 
 8. Fitch, Quebradillas1.2 
 9. Smith, Quebradillas1.2 
 10. Mendoza, Aguada1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Fajardo
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. James, Fajardo2.6 
 2. Penn, Guayama2.1 
 3. Diaz, Quebradillas2.0 
 4. Jefferson, Arecibo1.2 
 5. Lalanne, Arecibo1.1 
 6. Orozco, Isabela1.1 
 7. Buckner, Fajardo1.1 
 8. Franklin, San G.1.0 
 9. Gaston, Aguada1.0 
 10. Akindele, Bayamon1.0 


Antounieh inks Carlos Emory, ex Ponce - by Eurobasket News

CS Antounieh agreed terms with 26-year old Puerto Rican forward Carlos Emory (196-93kg-91). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Emory played this summer at Ponce in Puerto Rican BSN league. In 42 games he had 10.6ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.7apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Puerto Rican BSN All-Star Game. The last season he was tested by Sluc Nancy (ProA) in French league. Emory's team made it to the Liga Americas Semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Latinbasket.com Puerto Rican BSN All-Newcomers Team back in 2013. Emory was a member of Puerto Rican Senior National Team in 2013.
He has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Emory has played previously professionally in Lithuania (Lietkabelis), Uruguay (Bohemios) and NBA G League (Iowa Energy).
He could be described: A highflyer with the capacity to play multiple positions in the court. very effective in the open floor but also shows a consistant jump show with NBA 3pt range. a physically gifted player that is ready to perform at any level in europe.

CS Antounieh roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Mazen Mneimneh

Forwards:
Bryan Davis
Carlos Emory
Patrick Bou_Abboud

Center:
Roy Samaha

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Craiova signs Jamar Samuels, ex Bnei Hertzeliyya - by Eurobasket News

SCM CSU Craiova (Liga Nationala) signed 28-year old American forward Jamar Samuels (200-89, college: Kansas State, agency: HMS). He played most recently at Bnei Hertzeliyya in Israeli Winner League. In 27 games he had 4.8ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.0spg in 2015-16 season.
The most of previous (2014-15) season Samuels spent at Novipiu Casale in Italian A2 Gold where in 25 games he recorded 7.6ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.0apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Samuels also played that season for La ICL Manresa in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 8 games he averaged 5.5ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.4apg and 1.4spg.
He played in the final of Big 12 Tournament in 2010.
Samuels has played previously professionally in Spain (Magia_Huesca) and Italy (CZG Veroli).
He attended Kansas State until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @AkosVeg)

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Romanian U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Romanian U18 National Team 2017
#s#
Dimitri Georgiadis
Georgiadis
Dan Tohatan
Tohatan
Andrei Diculescu
Diculescu
#e#3
4Nicolae-Marian Ciuca 200-C-99 A.Vlaicu Buc. Romania
5Tudor Fometescu 190-SG-99
6Sabin Cirstoveanu 180-PG-99
7Christian-Radu Chitu 200-SF-99 ACS 4 Sports Romania
8Antonio Nasturescu 189-SG-99
9Edward Petrescu 201-F-99
10Dimitri Georgiadis 202-F-99 Benedictine (VA) USA
11Dan Tohatan 187-PG-99
12Victor Muresan 205-PF-00 St.Andrew's Episc. USA
13Andrei Diculescu 192-G/F-99
14Alexandru Coconea 199-SF-99
15Botond Solyom 195-SG-99

Milan Sokic Head Coach
Dan Ioan Assistant
Tiberiu Minca Assistant



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  RUSSIA  


Kaimakoglou re-signs at Unics - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) is ready to confirm in their roster experienced 34-year old Greek ex-international power forward Konstantinos Kaimakoglou (206-113kg-83). He has played there for the last five seasons. In 19 Euroleague games he had 4.7ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.5apg last season. Kaimakoglou also played 11 games in VTB United League where he recorded 9.9ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.7apg and 1.7spg (in top 5).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of VTB United League in 2016. Kaimakoglou was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Greeks Abroad 2nd Team back in 2013.
He was also a member of Greek international program for some years. Kaimakoglou played for Greek Senior National Team between 2009 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2001 and 2002.
He also represented Greece at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 1.9ppg, 1.1rpg.
Kaimakoglou has played also professionally for other Greek teams like Panathinaikos, Marousi and Near East.
He could be described: One of the best PF/SF in Europe. Strong very agile, with high energy. Great versatility. Can shot the 3 or play with his back to the basket.

Unics Kazan roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Anton Ponkrashov
Pavel Sergeev
Evgeny Kolesnikov
Joaquin Colom
Jamar Smith
Trent Lockett

Forwards:
Konstantinos Kaimakoglou
Andrey Koshcheev
Vladislav Trushkin
Melvin Ejim

Centers:
Stephane Lasme
Grigori Shukhovtsov
Martins Meiers

Coach: Dimitris Priftis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

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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  SERBIA  


Marko Keselj (ex Oostende) agreed terms with Crvena Zvezda - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Defending champion Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd (KLS) inked 29-year old Serbian international small forward Marko Keselj (206-88, agency: BeoBasket). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Bosnia and Herzegovina passport. Keselj played most recently at Telenet BC Oostende in Belgian Euromillions League, but left the team in Mar.'17. He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 20 Euromillions League games he recorded 3.6ppg and 1.9rpg. Keselj also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged just 1.8ppg and 1.3rpg. His team made it to the FIBA Europe Cup Semifinals. And finally Keselj contributed to 9 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 6.7ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.1apg.
His team won Belgian Cup.
The previous (15-16) season Keselj played at GS Lavrio in Greek A1. In 14 games he got 9.6ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.3apg.
Keselj has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Keselj has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2008.
Keselj represented Serbia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 five years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 4.6ppg, 3.0rpg.
Keselj is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket and Le Mans), Germany (RheinStars), Spain (Valencia Basket and Girona FC), Greece (Olympiacos) and Serbia (OKK Beograd and Mega Bemax).

Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Branko Lazic
Nikola Radicevic

Forwards:
Marko Keselj
Ranko Simovic

Coach: Dusan Alimpijevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Aleksandar Lazic agreed terms with Mega Bemax - by Igor Obradovic

BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica (KLS) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old Bosnian swingman Aleksandar Lazic (201-F-96) from KK Dynamic BG Beograd. In 37 KLS games in Serbia he recorded 8.2ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.1apg and 1.2spg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention.
Lazic won Slovenian 2SKL championship title in 2015.
He represented Bosnia at the European Championships U20 Division B in Chalkida (Greece) last year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 11.7ppg, Reb-4 (9.7rpg), 1.3apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 56.3%, 3PT-2 (52.6%), FT: 69.6%.

BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Rebic
Dylan Ennis
Novak Music
Nemanja Kapetanovic

Forwards:
Aleksandar Lazic
Andrija Marjanovic
Stefan Fundic

Center:
Predrag Samardziski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jeremy Landenbergue (ex Boncourt) is a newcomer at Handlova - by Michal Duchovic

MBK Handlova (SBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old Swiss point guard Jeremy Landenbergue (189-93, college: Cuesta JC). He has played for the last three years at BC Boncourt Red Team in Swiss LNA league. In 24 games he recorded 10.1ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg last season.
Landenbergue's team made it to the Swiss Cup Final Four in 2016.
He represented Switzerland at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.0apg, 1.1spg.
Landenbergue has played also professionally in France (Olympique Antibes).
He attended Cuesta College until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

MBK Handlova roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jeremy Landenbergue
Jakub Novysedlak
Filip Dratva
Miroslav Matych
Marcus Tyus
Doug Brooks

Forward:
Ondrej Haviar

Centers:
Adam Stefek
Michal Dolnik

Coach: Krunoslav Krajnovic



Handlova signs rookie Marcus Tyus - by Michal Duchovic

MBK Handlova (SBL) inked 23-year old American guard Marcus Tyus (185-79kg-94). He just graduated from Omaha (NCAA). Tyus has played there for the last five years. In 32 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.1ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.7apg and 1.6spg last season. Tyus helped them to make it to the final. A very good season in his career as he was voted to All-Summit League 2nd Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

MBK Handlova roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jakub Novysedlak
Filip Dratva
Miroslav Matych
Marcus Tyus
Doug Brooks

Forward:
Ondrej Haviar

Centers:
Adam Stefek
Michal Dolnik

Coach: Krunoslav Krajnovic



Handlova signs Brooks just out of college - by Michal Duchovic

MBK Handlova (SBL) signed American guard Doug Brooks (193-91kg). He just graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (NCAA). Brooks has played there for the last four years. In 35 games he had 5.6ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.9apg and 1.6spg last season. Brooks helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Brooks' college team won Atlantic 10 Tournament in 2015.

MBK Handlova roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jakub Novysedlak
Filip Dratva
Miroslav Matych
Doug Brooks

Forward:
Ondrej Haviar

Centers:
Adam Stefek
Michal Dolnik

Coach: Krunoslav Krajnovic



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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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SPAIN  


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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Enel Brindisi adds Suggs to their roster, ex Manresa - by Eurobasket News

Enel Basket Brindisi (Serie A) added to their roster 28-year old American swingman Scott Suggs (197-88kg-89, college: Washington, agency: GFSG). He played last season at ICL Manresa in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 31 games he recorded 10.4ppg and 2.1rpg. Suggs helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at another team Raptors 905 in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 50 games he averaged impressive 18.0ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.9apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to D-League All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout and to the D-League All-Star Game.
In 2013 Suggs was drafted by Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League) in first round (15th overall).
The former University of Washington standoutis in his fifth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Suggs' college team won Pac-10 Tournament for two years in a row (2010 and 2011).
He has played previously professionally in France (Chalon/Saor) and NBA G League (Erie Bay Hawks).

Enel Basket Brindisi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Milenko Tepic
Marco Giuri
Anthony Barber

Forwards:
Scott Suggs
Obinna Oleka

Coach: Sandro Dell Agnello

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Palencia lands Sergi Pino - by Eurobasket News

Quesos Cerrato de Palencia (LEB Gold) landed 30-year old forward Sergi Pino (197-87, agency: Interperformances) from RETAbet Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian. In 33 LEB Gold games he averaged 10.3ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.4apg last season. He helped them to win the LEB Gold title (twice).
The previous (15-16) season Pino played at MoraBanc Andorra (Liga Endesa). But in 31 games he had just 0.9ppg.
He has played previously for seven other teams: Girona FC, Blancos de Rueda, Sant Nicolau, L'Hospitalet, Melilla_Baloncesto, Olesa and L'Hospitalet.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Huesca welcomes back Lafuente - by Eurobasket News

Magia Huesca (LEB Gold) inked 26-year old forward Jorge Lafuente (196-91). It is actually his comeback to Magia_Huesca as he has played here before. Lafuente played most recently at Coviran Granada in Spanish LEB Silver. In 5 games he averaged 4.2ppg and 4.0rpg last season. Lafuente also played that season for Magia_Huesca where in 34 LEB Gold games he had 6.1ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.5apg and 1.4spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Lafuente played in the final of Spanish LEB Gold Play-Off in 2016.

Magia Huesca roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Carles Marzo

Forwards:
Jorge Lafuente
Sergio Rodriguez
Matt O'Leary

By Eurobasket Data Center

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CB Clavijo inks coach Jenaro Diaz - by Eurobasket News

Cocinas.com CB Clavijo Logrono (LEB Gold) agreed terms with 46-year old Spaniard coach Jenaro Diaz (agency: Alti Sport). He has coached for the last six seasons at BC Khimki Moscow Region in Russian VTB league. Diaz's team made it to the VTB United League Semifinals in 2013 and 2016.
He has coached previously Real Madrid.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Navarra inks Javier Lacunza - by Eurobasket News

Basket Navarra de Pamplona (LEB Silver) signed 23-year old forward Javier Lacunza (205-98kg-94, college: Florida Atlantic) from Agustinos-Leclerc. In 28 LEB Silver games he had 9.4ppg and 4.6rpg last season.
Lacunza graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ivan Cruz Uceda joins Sevilla - by Eurobasket News

Betis Energia Plus Sevilla (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 26-year old power forward Ivan Cruz Uceda (208-104kg-91, college: Miami, FL). He played last season at Breogan in the LEB Gold. In 41 games he had 10.0ppg and 6.7rpg. Cruz Uceda helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention.
His team was regular season runner-up in ACC in 2016.
Cruz Uceda has played previously for two other teams: Las Rozas and Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B.
He attended University of Miami, Florida until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Estudiantes is considering to sign Sylven Landesberg, ex Maccabi T-A - by Eurobasket News

Movistar Estudiantes (Liga Endesa) is close to sign 27-year old American (has also Israeli passport) swingman Sylven Landesberg (198-90, college: Virginia) who played last time at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv in Israel. Landesberg has played there for the last five years. In 30 Winner League games he had 8.9ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.1apg last season. Landesberg helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 23 games in Euroleague where he recorded 7.0ppg and 1.1rpg.
Landesberg has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012. His team won Israeli Cup in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Landesberg was voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention in 2012 and 2016.
He has played also professionally in Israel for Maccabi Haifa.
Landesberg attended University of Virginia until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

Movistar Estudiantes roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Omar-Sharif Cook
Ignacio Arroyo

Forwards:
Sitapha Savane
Niklas Caner-Medley
Dagoberto Pena

Centers:
Goran Suton
Alec Brown

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L'Hospitalet lands Mauricio Cheda - by Eurobasket News

C.B. Torrons Vicens L'Hospitalet (LEB Silver) landed 27-year old Mexican forward Mauricio Cheda (198-90, college: UTEP) from Xuven Cambados. In 24 LEB Silver games in Spain he averaged 5.2ppg and 1.7rpg last season. Cheda also spent pre-season at Ciudad (LNBP) in Mexican league that year.
He represented Mexico at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
Cheda has played previously for four other Mexican teams: Choriceros, Soles, Caballeros de Culiacan and Jefes.
He attended Univ.of Texas at El Paso until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

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

Guards:
Edgar San_Epifanio
Xavier Guia
Devin Schmidt

Forward:
Mauricio Cheda

Center:
Ivan Garcia

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Prat inks Bernat Camarasa - by Eurobasket News

CB Prat Juventud (LEB Gold) agreed terms with 22-year old guard Bernat Camarasa (194-95). He played last season at Barna in Spanish EBA league. In 15 games he had 5.1ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.7apg. Camarasa also played that season for Pozo Soton BVM 2012 Mieres (also in EBA) where in 9 games he recorded 5.2ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.0apg and 1.3spg.
He has played previously for five other teams: FC Barcelona, Santfeliuenc, Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia, AEC Collblanc and Sabadell Basquet Natacio.

CB Prat Juventud roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Bernat Camarasa
Caleb Agada
Alex Campbell
Marc Sese

Forward:
Marc Blanch

Center:
Gerbert Marti

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Martinez re-signs at Real Canoe - by Eurobasket News

Real Canoe Madrid (EBA) confirmed in their roster 22-year old forward Ander Martinez (199-95, agency: Duran International). He played there last season. In 30 EBA games he had 13.0ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.0apg. Martinez helped them to win the EBA Final Stage 3 title. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Ourense (LEB Gold) where in 35 games he recorded 4.8ppg and 1.4rpg.
Martinez represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 9 games: 1.8ppg, 2.7rpg.
Martinez has played previously for Movil Estudiantes.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sevilla tabs Saul Blanco - by Eurobasket News

Betis Energia Plus Sevilla (Liga Endesa) inked 32-year old former international swingman Saul Blanco (196-98kg-85) from Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias. Blanco has played there for the last three years. In two Liga Endesa games he averaged just 2.5ppg, 1.0rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg in 2015-16 season.
His team made it to the ACB Semifinals in 2010.
Blanco was a member of Spanish international program for some years. He was called to Spanish Senior National Team back in 2009 and previously for U20 National Team between 2004 and 2005.
Blanco has played previously for three other teams: Unicaja Malaga, Gijon and Baloncesto Fuenlabrada.

Betis Energia Plus Sevilla roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Saul Blanco
Mikel Uriz

Forward:
Jordan Swing

Center:
Ivan Cruz_Uceda

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Przemyslaw Karnowski joins Andorra - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

MoraBanc Andorra (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 24-year old Polish international center Przemyslaw Karnowski (216-130kg-93). He just graduated from Gonzaga (NCAA). Karnowski has played there for the last five years. In 39 games he had 12.2ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.9apg last season. Karnowski helped them to win WCC Tournament and end the regular season at the top position. Quite impressive season as he was named to All-WCC 1st Team and WCC All-Tournament Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Karnowski has been also a member of Polish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Polish senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
Karnowski also represented Poland at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.5ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 56.0%, FT: 62.5%.
Karnowski has played previously for Siarka, Twarde Pierniki, AZS UMK Torun and SMS PZKosz.
On Karnowski: A lefthanded inside operator, yet not so athletic but with good hands and great timing for the reounds at the both side of the court. Huge upside for the 4 and the 5 positions.

MoraBanc Andorra roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
David Jelinek
Jaka Blazic
Andrew Albicy
Jaime Fernandez

Forwards:
Oliver Stevic
Vladimir Jankovic
John Shurna
Beka Burjanadze

Centers:
Przemyslaw Karnowski
Moussa Diagne

Coach: Joan Penarroya

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Tibor Pleiss (ex Galatasaray) signs at Valencia - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Defending champion Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) landed 28-year old German international center Tibor Pleiss (217-110kg-89). He played most recently at Galatasaray in Turkish BSL league. In 25 games he averaged 9.6ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.2bpg last season. Pleiss helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Honorable Mention. Pleiss also played 28 games in Euroleague where he had 7.7ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.2bpg.
In 2010 Pleiss was drafted by New Jersey Nets (NBA) in second round (31st overall).
Among other achievements he played in the final of Spanish Liga Endesa in 2015. Pleiss received also Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Domestic Player of the Year award back in 2010 and 2011.
He has been also a member of German international program for some years. Pleiss has regularly played for German senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
He represented Germany at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 3 games: 6.3ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.3spg, FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 50.0%.
Pleiss is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in NBA (Utah Jazz), Spain (FC Barcelona and Baskonia), Germany (Brose Baskets and RheinStars) and NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars).

Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

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

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

Centers:
Tibor Pleiss
Tryggvi Hlinason

Coach: Jesus Vidorreta

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Jeremy Landenbergue (ex Boncourt) is a newcomer at Handlova - by Michal Duchovic

MBK Handlova (SBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old Swiss point guard Jeremy Landenbergue (189-93, college: Cuesta JC). He has played for the last three years at BC Boncourt Red Team in Swiss LNA league. In 24 games he recorded 10.1ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg last season.
Landenbergue's team made it to the Swiss Cup Final Four in 2016.
He represented Switzerland at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.0apg, 1.1spg.
Landenbergue has played also professionally in France (Olympique Antibes).
He attended Cuesta College until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

MBK Handlova roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jeremy Landenbergue
Jakub Novysedlak
Filip Dratva
Miroslav Matych
Marcus Tyus
Doug Brooks

Forward:
Ondrej Haviar

Centers:
Adam Stefek
Michal Dolnik

Coach: Krunoslav Krajnovic



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



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 U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Swiss U18 National Team 2017
#s#
Stefan Langura
Langura
Axel Rouiller
Rouiller
Jacques Safra
Safra
Laurent Zoccoletti
Zoccoletti
#e#4
4Sydney Bersier 193-SF-99 AB Baskets Germany
5Brandon Brivio 196-SF-00 Lug.Tigers U23 Switzerland
6Selim Fofana 190-PG-99 Bernex Switzerland
7Eric Koludrovic 194-F-99 St.Thomas More (CT) USA
8Stefan Langura 193-G/F-99 Acad.Fribourg Switzerland
9Vigdon Memishi 210-C-99
10Arnaud Revaz 205-C-00
11Axel Rouiller 193-SG-99 Oldenburg II Germany
12Jacques Safra 185-SG-99 GC Zurich Switzerland
14Luca Streich 200-PF-99 Starwings Switzerland
15Laurent Zoccoletti 201-SF-99 GC Zurich Switzerland
21Matteo Whelton 191-G-00 Venice (FL) USA

Patrick Macazaga Head Coach Nyon Switzerland
Antoine Mantey Assistant BBC Troist. Switzerland
Matteo Miglio Assistant



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  TAIWAN  


Antounieh tabs Bryan Davis, ex Taiwan Beer - by Eurobasket News

CS Antounieh inked 31-year old American power forward Bryan Davis (206-113kg-86, college: Texas A&M). He played most recently at Taiwan Beer in Taiwanese SBL league. Davis managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 26 SBL games he recorded very impressive stats: 21.0ppg, 13.4rpg, 4.8apg, 2.7spg and 2.0bpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Asia-basket.com All-Taiwanese SBL Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Forward of the Year. Davis also played that season for Spirou Charleroi in Belgian Euromillions League where in 6 games he averaged 7.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.8spg. He also played 5 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 9.2ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.2apg and 1.0spg. Davis also spent pre-season at Energa Czarni (TBL) in Polish league that year.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Davis played at the Arab Club Championships three years ago.
He is a very experienced player. Davis has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to ten different countries on five different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia and of course North America). Davis has played previously professionally in Bahrain (Al Muharraq), China (Jiang Xi), Holland, Italy (Mantova), New Zealand (Saints), Puerto Rico (Capitanes), Ukraine, South Korea (SK Knights and Sonic Boom KT) and NBA G League (Reno Bighorns).
He attended Texas A&M University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

CS Antounieh roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Mazen Mneimneh

Forwards:
Bryan Davis
Patrick Bou_Abboud

Center:
Roy Samaha

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  THAILAND  


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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  TUNISIA  


Dalia Sport Grombalia inks Antwan Space, ex Rocamora - by Igor Obradovic

Dalia Sport Grombalia (Division I) agreed terms with 24-year old American power forward Antwan Space (206-107kg-93, college: Massachusetts). He played last season at Tomas de Rocamora in Argentinian TNA league. In 27 games he had 11.6ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.4apg.
Space's college team won ACC Tournament in 2012. He made it to NIT Sweet 16 back in 2015 and also he was part of the team when they played at CBI Championship Quarterfinal in 2014.
He graduated from University of Massachusetts in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

Dalia Sport Grombalia roster for 2017-2018:

Atef Maoua
Antwan Space
Mohamed Trimeche
Hamza Slimane

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  TURKEY  


Trabzonspor signs Tomislav Zubcic - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol (BSL) signed 27-year old Croatian international power forward Tomislav Zubcic (208-90). He played last season at N.Novgorod in Russian VTB league. Zubcic managed to play in three leagues last year. In 8 Eurocup games he had 9.5ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg. He also played 16 games in VTB United League where he recorded 10.1ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.6apg. The other team Zubcic played shortly was Avtodor in Russian league. In 6 VTB United League games he averaged 11.8ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.0apg and 1.0spg. He also played 7 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 13.4ppg, 5.0rpg and 2.1apg.
In 2012 Zubcic was drafted by Drafted by Toronto Raptors (NBA) in second round (56th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Croatian A1 League championship title in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015. Zubcic was selected to Croatian League All-Star Game back in 2010.
He has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. Zubcic has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2009 and previously for U19 National Team in 2009.
He represented Croatia at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. Zubcic's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 9 games: 6.3ppg, 4.0rpg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 21.4%, FT: 73.3%.
Zubcic has played also professionally in Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Croatia (Cibona, KK_Zadar, Cedevita and Rudes) and NBA G League (Oklahoma City Blue).
He could be described: A very talented frontcourt player who seems not ready to bang inside, due to skinny frame and poor fighting mentality. Has great mid-range shooting and passing skills, his future could be at the 4 position.

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

Center:
Tomislav Zubcic

Coach: Zare Markovski

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Cedevita could land Will Cherry, ex Gaziantep - by Eurobasket News

KK Cedevita Zagreb (A1) is close to add to their roster 26-year old American point guard Will Cherry (185-80kg-91, college: Montana) who played last time at Gaziantep Basketbol in Turkey. In 32 BSL games he recorded 11.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 4.0apg and 1.7spg (in top 5) last season. He also played 14 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 10.5ppg, 4.4rpg, 4.4apg and 1.9spg.
The previous (15-16) season Cherry played at ALBA Berlin in German BBL. In 34 games he had 10.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.0apg and 1.3spg. He helped them to win the cup. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. Cherry also played 18 games in Eurocup where he got 10.3ppg, 4.6rpg, 3.7apg and 1.7spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Cherry was voted All-Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Year back in 2012 and 2013 at his college time.
Cherry has played also professionally in Lithuania (Zalgiris), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors) and NBA G League (Canton Charge).
He attended University of Montana until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

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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Cedevita signs Will Cherry, ex Gaziantep - by Eurobasket News

KK Cedevita Zagreb (A1) signed 26-year old American point guard Will Cherry (185-80kg-91, college: Montana). He played last season at Gaziantep Basketbol in Turkish BSL league. In 32 games he had 11.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 4.0apg and 1.7spg (in top 5). Cherry also played 14 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 10.5ppg, 4.4rpg, 4.4apg and 1.9spg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at ALBA Berlin in German BBL. In 34 games he averaged 10.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.0apg and 1.3spg. Cherry helped them to win the cup. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. Cherry also played 18 games in Eurocup where he got 10.3ppg, 4.6rpg, 3.7apg and 1.7spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Cherry was voted All-Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Year back in 2012 and 2013 at his college time.
Cherry has played also professionally in Lithuania (Zalgiris), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors) and NBA G League (Canton Charge).
He attended University of Montana until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

KK Cedevita Zagreb roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roko-Leni Ukic
Toni Katic
Will Cherry
Dzanan Musa

Forward:
Ivan Ramljak

Coach: Jure Zdovc

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VI fell to DR to face Panama at 1pm today - by David Edole

The Virgin Islands junior men ran into a bigger Dominican Republic team falling,97-60, at the 2017 Centrobasket U17 Tournament. From the onset, DR dominated the boards using their superior size to jump out to 22-15 lead and 49-25 halftime bulge. The VI team was outrebounded 65 to 39. Amir Nesbitt (182-PG-01) led the V.I. attack with 12 and Jaz Farrell (190-G-00) added 10. No time to sit down because Panama awaits at 1pm tomorrow,Friday, to wrap up pool play. A win and your in, a loss and a Jamaica upset and your out, if both V.I. and Jamaica suffer losses it comes down to points between all three teams. Panama dropped both of their games thus far in the tournament.
VI vs. Panama on youtube at 1pm on Friday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yENq7Yi0NIY



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  UBA  


Jermaine Barnes leaves Liberia (LBS) - by Mike Amico

UBA News
7/29/2017

After a great start in the Costa Rican (LBS) First Division; Jermaine Barnes (6'4''-G/F-83, college: Point, GA, agency: Gamble Sports Management) is granted a release to travel to Lebanon in preparation of the 2017 Asia Cup. In just 3 games Barnes averaged just over 28 points per game. He was named Costa Rica LBS Player of the Week June 29. Barnes posted an impressive 29 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists in his debut game versus Universidad Latina. "I will return to Liberia next season", said Barnes. They were great with me and I appreciate them allowing me to join Lebanon for future business.

Barnes has agreed to resign with Liberia for the 2017-18 season.



Brandon Givens continues to dominate Colombian Liga DirecTV - by Mike Amico

American Brandon Givens (6'6''-G-87, college: NC-Wesleyan) put on an amazing game in the last round for Piratas and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 22.

The 30-year old guard had a double-double of 36 points and thirteen rebounds, while his team beat Sabios (9-13) 89-83. Piratas is placed at 5th position in Colombian Liga DirecTV. Piratas is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 9-13 record. Givens has many years of experience at Piratas, through which he has constantly improved. North Carolina Wesleyan College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Givens is league's best scorer averaging so far 24.1ppg. Givens is in league's top in and averages solid 55.6% FGP.

Givens is currently the top scorer in Liga DirecTV League with a 25.9 point per game average. In 2015 Givens was drafted by the GIE Maile Matrix. He was later named a UBA All-Star.



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  UKRAINE  


Dnipro keeps Tymofeyenko for another season - by Eurobasket News

Dnipro Dnepropetrovsk (Superleague) re-signed 28-year old international forward Stanislav Tymofeyenko (204-100kg-89, agency: Octagon Europe). He was a team leader there last season. In 42 Superleague games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 15.8ppg and had 8.0rpg (#4 in the league), 3.0apg and 1.2spg. Tymofeyenko helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Domestic Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys in Lithuanian LKL where in 11 games he recorded 5.5ppg and 4.5rpg.
Tymofeyenko won Ukrainian Superleague championship title in 2016.
He has been also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. Tymofeyenko has regularly played for Ukrainian senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
He also represented Ukraine at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 2.3ppg, 1.5rpg.
Tymofeyenko is a very experienced player.

Dnipro Dnepropetrovsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Olexandr Mishula
Maksym Zakurdaev

Forwards:
Pavel Revzin
Alexander Sizov
Stanislav Tymofeyenko

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Sokhumi adds Pryimak to their roster, ex Budivelnyk - by Eurobasket News

Sokhumi Tbilisi (Superleague) added to their roster 21-year old Ukrainian swingman Sergii Pryimak (204-91kg-96). He played last season at Budivelnyk in Ukrainian Superleague. In 20 games he recorded just 2.4ppg and 1.9rpg. Pryimak helped them to win the league title.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Canarias Basketball Academy (1 Div.) in Spanish league.
Pryimak represented Ukraine at the European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 0.5ppg, 1.5rpg.
Pryimak has played previously professionally also in Spain (CBA Gran Canaria B).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Terry Martin Jr. (ex Vikingos) signs at Newcastle Eagles - by Eurobasket News

Newcastle Eagles Esh Group (BBL) landed 28-year old American forward Terry Martin Jr. (200-89, college: Wofford). He played in the summer at Vikingos in Bolivian Libobasquet. The last season Martin played at Alianza Viedma in Argentinian TNA where in 16 games he averaged impressive 19.6ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.4apg.
He is a very experienced player. Martin has played also professionally in Chile (Quilicura), Japan, Argentina (Sport Club and Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos), Ecuador (Mavort), UBA (GIE Maile Matrix, S.Generals, Team Japan and Gem City S.) and WBA (Atlanta Blaze).
He attended Wofford College until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Martin's game is described as: He is a bundle of energy. He plays with intensity and passion and never stops working. His attitude and athleticism help him clean the glass and get to the free throw line at an astounding rate. He usually outworks his opponents to the point of exhaustion. He is versatile enough to play either forward position. He is a beast in the paint and can rebound and score down low, he also has a midrange game and is tough to stop because he uses his athleticism to get past bigger players and his size to beat small forwards. He can also knock down perimeter jumpers, even from 3-point territory.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @BBLofficial)

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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

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Manchester Giants keep Okoro for another season - by Greg

Manchester Giants (BBL) re-signed 26-year old guard Jerelle Okoro (193-91). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 33 BBL games he averaged 13.7ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.2apg and 1.1spg last season.
He has played previously for two other teams: Leicester Riders and Riders.
Okoro's game is described as: Very good at slashing to the basket. Play agressive defense. Good shooter from range. Handle the ball well.

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Leeds Force tabs rookie Eric Childress in his first year in pro basketball - by Eurobasket News

Leeds Force (BBL) landed 23-year old American point guard Eric Childress (183-79kg-94). Childress just graduated from Univ. of California-Santa Barbara (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 28 games he averaged 9.2ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.6apg and 2.2spg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to All-Big West Honorable Mention.
As mentioned above Childress is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Big West Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).

Leeds Force roster for 2017-2018:

Alhaji Fullah
Aidan Appleyard
Eric Childress
Jordan Cook
Issac Mourier
Antonio Deogratias

Coach: Mika Turunen

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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.

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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).

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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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Simmons netted 38 points for Verdirrrojo - by Hector Lopez

Gerel Simmons (188-G-93, college: Lincoln Memorial) scored 38 points and added 7 rebounds, leading Verdirrojo to beat Colon 106-103, after an overtime (85-85), for the Metro league 16th round. Simmons who added 7 rebounds and 3 assists, played the full 45 minutes. For Colon, Tirrell Brown (198-F-93, college: Ouachita Baptist) finished with 25 points and 14 rebounds.
Other resutl:
25 de Agosto 91 - Terrel Thomas Glen (201-F-79, college: Georgia St.) 20 points 8 rebounds 3 assists, Jorge Trindade (205-F-89) 11 points 8 rebounds
Miramar 72 - Jeffrey Fahnbulleh (200-C/F-85) 23 points and 6 rebounds, and Matias Nicoletti (193-G-94) 20 points.



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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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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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Women News


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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  FIBA ASIA CUP  


Japan and Australia to clash for title in India - by Eurobasket News

Division A
China - Japan 71-74
Japan topped China to advance into the championship game in India. Manami Fujioka (168-G-94) delivered 19 points and 14 rebounds in the win. Japan posted an 18:15 lead at the first break. China denied the deficit in the second term. They knotted things up at 32 at the interval. China eked out a one-point lead heading into the fourth frame. But Japan turned things around in the final frame. They poured in 20 points in the fourth quarter and snatched a narrow victory. Yuki Miyazawa (181-F-93, college: Queens, NY) delivered 16 points in the win. Ting Shao (183-F-89) dropped 16 points for China.

South Korea - Australia 64-81
Australia outgunned South Korea to seal their title game appearance. Kelsey Griffin (188-F-87, college: Nebraska) recorded 16 points and 9 rebounds to lead the Opals. Australia accounted for a comfortable 45:30 halftime lead. They controlled the tempo throughout the second half and marched to a well-deserved win at the end. Alanna Smith (190-F-96) delivered 12 points in the victory. Kang Lee-Seul (180-F-94) and Sim Sungyoung (165-PG-92) posted 14 points each for South Korea.

Division B
Lebanon - India 69-79
India topped Lebanon to enter the championship game in Division B. Jeena Palanilkumkalayil (178-F-94) produced 20 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the hosts. Lebanon recorded a 38:33 halftime advantage. But India managed to turn the tables in the second half. They ignited a 23:11 rally in the fourth period to snatch the win. Raspreet Sidhu (169-F-89) had 17 points in the victory. Rebecca Akl (169-PG-92) tossed in 20 points for Lebanon.

Kazakhstan - Uzbekistan 77-51
Kazakhstan outgunned Uzbekistan to enter Division B Final. Zalina Kurazova (188-F-85) produced 24 points and 8 rebounds in the win. Kazakhstan went on a 23:9 run in the second term to open an 18-point halftime advantage. They followed with a 22:9 rally in the fourth frame to ice the win. Nadezhda Kondrakova (190-C-89) had 18 points and 10 boards for the winners. Anastasiya Sevastyanova (168-G-87) delivered 19 points for Uzbekistan.




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  FRANCE  


Sparks welcome back Gruda - by Eurobasket News

Los Angeles Sparks inked 30-year old French international center Sandrine Gruda (193-84kg-87, agency: 1andBox Sports Agency). It is actually her comeback to Sparks as she has played here before. Gruda played most recently at Fenerbahce in Turkish KBSL. In 25 games she averaged 13.5ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.7apg, 1.2spg and 1.0bpg last season. She helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very good season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish KBSL Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team. Gruda also played 18 games in Euroleague where she had 12.4ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.9apg. She contributed to her team making it to the final. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention.
In 2007 Gruda was drafted by Connecticut Sun (WNBA) in first round (13th overall).
She won WNBA championship title in 2016.
Gruda has been also a member of French international program for some years. She has regularly played for French senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team in 2005.
Gruda represented France at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. Her team got to the Semifinals and her stats at that event were 6 games: 9.7ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.0apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 48.1%, FT: 46.2%.
Gruda has played previously professionally in Russia (UMMC Ekaterinburg) and France (Valenciennes USVO).

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  FYR MACEDONIA  


U-18: Macedonian team preparations for EC in Dublin,Ireland - by Natasha Kostovska

From 4th to 13th of August starts the European basketball championship under 18, Division B in Dublin,Ireland.The players of Aneta Gligorova are in group D consisting of Ireland, Ukraine, Great Britain, Slovac Republic and Moldova.The first match is played against Ireland on August the 4th.After that, Ukraine is on the 5th, Great Britain on the 6th, Slovac Republic on the 8th and Belgium on August the 9th.

The day when our juniors go to Dublin to defend the colors of the Republic of Macedonia at the European Championship (Division B) for basketball players under 18 is approaching. Aneta Gligorova and her electorate, less than a month, are intensively working on preparations for the continental rally, and so far played two friendly matches, but failed to win.
The juniors will have a chance to fix the public's impression by playing two friendly matches against Bulgaria, this time in Skopje. According to the initial plan, a mini-tournament should have been held this weekend, but Israel canceled its participation.

List of players:

Jana Nikolovska (178-SF-00) KK Badel 1862 Skopje
Iskra Andonova (174-G/F-99) KK Badel 1862 Skopje
Jovana Dzugovska KK Badel 1862 Skopje
Jovana Petrushevska (184-F/C-00) KK Skupi Skopje
Sandra Lalkova (00) KK Skupi Skopje
Sofia Stoyeva (99) KK Skupi Skopje
Jovana Stoyanova (99) KK Skupi Skopje
Teodora Kuzmanovska (174-G/F-00) Mladost Bitola
Sara Spirovska (175-G/F-99) Mladost Bitola
Anamarija Sheceroska (180-F-00) ZKK Struga 2009
Natalija Beleska (175-G/F-00) ZKK Struga 2009
Snezana Serafimovska ZKK Struga 2009
Nuraj Memedova ZKK Pelister Bitola
Ivona Krsteva (99) MNA Kozuvchanka Kozuv



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  GUINEA  


Ivory Coast overcame Guinea to finish Francophone Games on the 7th place - by Eurobasket News

Ivory Coast overcame Guinea 80-34 to finish Francophone Games on the 7th place. They dominated the whole game posting the victories in all four quarters of the game. DIAWARA Djefarima top-scored for the winners with 20 points and 10 rebounds, while BOGNIMI Irene nailed 12. TRAORE Kandja poured in 11, whilst Safietou Kolga (167-PG-97) delivered 7. Berete Fanta (180-F-95) replied with 12 in a loss and Sacko Fatma notched 11.


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  ITALY  


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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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

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Venezia keeps Dotto for another season - by Eurobasket News

Reyer Venezia Mestre (Serie A1) re-signed 24-year old international point guard Caterina Dotto (166-93, agency: LBM Management). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 26 Serie A1 games she recorded 5.3ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg last season. Dotto helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played 9 games in Eurocup where she averaged 4.1ppg, 1.9rpg and 2.2apg.
Among other achievements Dotto received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 2nd Team award back in 2012.
She has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. Dotto has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
She also represented Italy at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 7.3ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.7apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 57.6%, FT: 42.9%.
Dotto has played previously for four other teams: CA Romagna, Umbertide, College Italia and San Martino.

Reyer Venezia Mestre roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Caterina Dotto

Forwards:
Ashley Walker
Martina Bestagno
Martina Sandri
Valeria De_Pretto

Center:
Marie Ruzickova

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Laura Zelnyte (ex Aistes-LSU) signs at Carugate - by Eurobasket News

Castel Carugate (Serie A2) landed 23-year old Lithuanian power forward Laura Zelnyte (190-94). She has played for the last four years at Aistes-LSU-Paradis Kaunas in Lithuanian LMKL. In 26 games she averaged 6.7ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.5apg and 1.9spg last season. Zelnyte helped them to win the AMKL title. She also played 5 games in Baltic League where she had 11.8ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.2bpg.
Among other achievements Zelnyte received Eurobasket.com All-BWBL Honorable Mention award in 2016.
She represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 Division B for Women in Sofia (Bulgaria) three years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 5.4ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.0spg, Blocks-4 (1.0bpg), FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 69.2%.
Zelnyte has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like LAMMKK Marijampole and LKC-Kaunas.

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  IVORY COAST  


Ivory Coast overcame Guinea to finish Francophone Games on the 7th place - by Eurobasket News

Ivory Coast overcame Guinea 80-34 to finish Francophone Games on the 7th place. They dominated the whole game posting the victories in all four quarters of the game. DIAWARA Djefarima top-scored for the winners with 20 points and 10 rebounds, while BOGNIMI Irene nailed 12. TRAORE Kandja poured in 11, whilst Safietou Kolga (167-PG-97) delivered 7. Berete Fanta (180-F-95) replied with 12 in a loss and Sacko Fatma notched 11.


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  LITHUANIA  


Laura Zelnyte (ex Aistes-LSU) signs at Carugate - by Eurobasket News

Castel Carugate (Serie A2) landed 23-year old Lithuanian power forward Laura Zelnyte (190-94). She has played for the last four years at Aistes-LSU-Paradis Kaunas in Lithuanian LMKL. In 26 games she averaged 6.7ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.5apg and 1.9spg last season. Zelnyte helped them to win the AMKL title. She also played 5 games in Baltic League where she had 11.8ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.2bpg.
Among other achievements Zelnyte received Eurobasket.com All-BWBL Honorable Mention award in 2016.
She represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 Division B for Women in Sofia (Bulgaria) three years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 5.4ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.0spg, Blocks-4 (1.0bpg), FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 69.2%.
Zelnyte has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like LAMMKK Marijampole and LKC-Kaunas.

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  LUXEMBOURG  


Robin Perkins agreed terms with Residence - by Eurobasket News

Residence de Walferdange (Total League) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American swingman Robin Perkins (178-93). She just graduated from Rider (NCAA). Perkins has played there for the last four years. In 22 games she recorded very impressive stats: 16.8ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.2spg last season. She helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Great season indeed as she was awarded All-MAAC Player of the Year and voted to All-MAAC 1st Team.
As mentioned above Perkins is just out of the college and it will be her first season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe her following way: Robin is an extremely long athletic player who can put the ball in the basket in a variety of ways. She was one of the best in the nation at getting into the lane and elevating over defenders for mid range jump shots and is a knock down 3pt threat. In addition to being a prolific scorer, she has a unique gift for getting steals on the defensive end and converting them into easy baskets for her team. Robin is the consummate team player and does a great job of creating easy scoring opportunities for her teammates with her aggressive yet unselfish style of play.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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  NCAA1  


Syracuse adds two junior college transfers - by Eurobasket News

Guards Raven Fox (5'7''-G) and Tiana Mangakahia (5'6''-G-95) have officially joined the Syracuse women's basketball program, head coach Quentin Hillsman announced on Friday. Both Fox and Mangakahia will be eligible to suit up for the Orange beginning the 2017-18 season. "Both Raven and Tiana add incredible depth to an already deep recruiting class," said Hillsman. "Raven is an exceptional athlete with the ability to score from all spots on the floor and can guard multiple positions defensively. Tiana is a point guard with the ability to distribute the ball at a high level. She has a high basketball IQ and has proven it at the highest level of competition." A 5-8 guard from Bladensburg, Md., Fox most recently attended Gulf Coast State College in Florida. In two years at Gulf Coast State College, she played in 60 games and averaged 7.7 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per contest. Fox will have two seasons of eligibility at Syracuse.
Fox is the grandaughter of former Buffalo Braves player Harold Fox. Harold played two seasons at Jacksonville University before being drafted in the second round of the 1972 NBA Draft by Buffalo. He played 10 games for the Braves, averaging 3.1 points and 1.0 assists per outing. A 5-5 guard from Meadowbrook, Australia, Mangakahia was last at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas. Hutchinson Community College finished with a 33-2 overall record during the 2016-17 campaign, winning the Region VI championship. She will have three seasons of eligibility with the Orange.
Mangakahia represented Australia at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Cup in Lithuania, helping the team take home a bronze medal. It marked the country's best finish in the biennial competition since a second-place showing in 1997.
Courtesy of: cuse.com



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Tall Ferns finish sixth at Asia Cup - by Mike Lacey

The Tall Ferns have finished sixth at the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup in Bengaluru after a disappointing 65-45 loss to Chinese Taipei in the 5th/6th play-off game.

A horror first half saw New Zealand fall 20 points behind and although they briefly pulled the deficit back to 11 points early in the second half they were unable to maintain any offensive momentum.

A lackluster performance was illustrated by the shooting statistics - 15 from 64 (23%) from the field including just 2 from 21 (9%) threes.

Jillian Harmon and Kalani Purcell, the Tall Ferns standout players at the tournament, both had a shooting performance to forget - an identical 1 from 9 attempts apiece.

The Tall Ferns only had four free throws from Kalani Purcell to show for their efforts in the opening quarter as they were blitzed 20-4 in the first stanza. The Kiwis shooting stats at the end of the period made for painful reading - 0 from 14 attempts.

Micaela Cocks (174-G-86, college: Oregon) scored from the field in the opening minute of the second frame to reboot the stalled scoreboard.

In the pool game played between these two teams earlier in the week the Tall Ferns had to come from 17 points behind to secure the win - in this one they fell 20 points behind (30-10) after 15 minutes.

The position improved marginally in the closing stages of the first half as Toni Edmondson and Cocks scored a pair of baskets each however Chinese Taipei still led 33-19 at the interval.

Edmondson and Harmon baskets pulled the Tall Ferns to within 11 points (34-23) but defensive lapses allowed Taipei to regain control and extend their lead out to 42-25.

Josie Stockill scored from her own offensive rebound and Cocks made a corner three but Taipei were in control at three-quarter time leading 48-32.

Purcell once again took her rebounding count into double figures but her shooting woes, like that of her colleagues, continued.

Teenage guard Zara Jillings scored her first points in a Tall Ferns singlet late in the game but that was one of the few bright moments in a game that most will want to forget.

Tall Ferns head coach Kennedy Kereama thought tiredness was a factor.
'The energy was there at the start but when shots don't drop it drains you and I think fatigue really got to us today. However we will be better for the experience of playing in the Asia Cup.'

The Tall Ferns programme will now go into recess before resuming in April at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. The Women's Basketball tournament at the Games will be an eight team event involving Australia, Canada, India, Mozambique, Jamaica, England, Malaysia and New Zealand beginning on April 5th.

Tall Ferns 45 - Cocks 10p/8r, Purcell 8p/10r, Edmondson 8, Paalvast 4, Harmon 4, Stockill 4, Bygate 3, Franklin 2, Jillings 2
Chinese Taipei 65 - P Huang 10, H Bao 10, Y Lin 9



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  SPAIN  


Arxil Pontevedra keeps Roman for another season - by Eurobasket News

C.B. Arxil Pontevedra (LF2) re-signed experienced 35-year old Venezuelan international center Ana Roman (192-82). She has played there for the last three seasons. In 23 LF2 games she averaged 9.6ppg and 4.3rpg last season.
Roman played in the final of Venezuelan LINABAFE in 2015.
She also represented Venezuela at the Olympic Games Additional Qualifying Round in Nantes (France) last year.
Roman has quite traveled the world as her pro career brought her to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Roman has played previously professionally in Spain (CB Pio XII Santiago de Compostela, Socinsa Bembibre and GDKO Bizkaia) and Venezuela (Anzoategui).
She is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in her extensive career, which she may end at Arxil Pontevedra.

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Barcelona signs Elena Silva - by Eurobasket News

Lima-Horta Barcelona (LF2) signed 25-year old point guard Elena Silva (173-92). She has played for the last five seasons at Terrassa in the Liga Catalana.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Silva was named to Eurobasket.com All-Mediterranean Cup Honorable Mention in 2017.

Lima-Horta Barcelona roster for 2017-2018:

Ana Alonso
Elena Murcia
Laura Johnson
Miriam Ferreri
Elena Silva

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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.

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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.

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Blanes is back at Real Canoe - by Eurobasket News

Centros Unicos Real Canoe Madrid (LF2) added to their roster experienced 40-year old forward Marta Blanes (184-77, agency: ProDep Management). It is actually her comeback to Madrid as she has played here before. Blanes has played for the last three seasons at Rivas Promete in the LF2. In 24 games she had 10.8ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.2apg, 1.8spg and 1.4bpg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Blanes' team was regular season runner-up in Spanish LF2 Group B in 2016. She was also voted Eurobasket.com Spanish LFB All-Defensive Team back in 2010.
Blanes has spent her entire career in Spain playing for two other teams: Extrugasa and Alcobendas.
It's very possible she may end her playing career at Real Canoe.

Centros Unicos Real Canoe Madrid roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gema Garcia
Vilma Kesanen

Forward:
Marta Blanes

Centers:
Dovile Miliauskaite
Veronica Matoso

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  SWEDEN  


AIK Basket keeps Henriksson for another season - by Eurobasket News

Damligan newcomer AIK Basket Solna re-signed 20-year old Varja Henriksson (97). She has played there for the last two seasons. She became BasketEttan champion with AIK.

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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

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Arxil Pontevedra keeps Roman for another season - by Eurobasket News

C.B. Arxil Pontevedra (LF2) re-signed experienced 35-year old Venezuelan international center Ana Roman (192-82). She has played there for the last three seasons. In 23 LF2 games she averaged 9.6ppg and 4.3rpg last season.
Roman played in the final of Venezuelan LINABAFE in 2015.
She also represented Venezuela at the Olympic Games Additional Qualifying Round in Nantes (France) last year.
Roman has quite traveled the world as her pro career brought her to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Roman has played previously professionally in Spain (CB Pio XII Santiago de Compostela, Socinsa Bembibre and GDKO Bizkaia) and Venezuela (Anzoategui).
She is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in her extensive career, which she may end at Arxil Pontevedra.

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  WBCBL  


Women's hoops league finds new home in Toledo - by Willie McCray


For Saundra Brown, owner and player for the Toledo Threat, the inaugural season in the Women's Blue Chip Basketball League has been a success.
'This is my vision,' Brown said. 'This is my dream and something I wanted to be able to bring to the city of Toledo. I actually own the team, and I'm a player too, which the league allows you to do. I've played in the WBCBL about four years ago.'
Brown is a Start graduate and played at Detroit Mercy in college. She has helped construct a roster full of former Toledo-area standouts, with a large group of former City League players.
Shareese Ulis, a former Waite standout and current Threat player, said she and Brown have stayed in touch since their CL days.
With a consistent group of former city players, Brown and Ulis have been playing together at open gyms for many years. When Brown, Ulis, and the others challenged the Detroit Dodgers, a WBCBL team, to a scrimmage for charity, some of the Detroit players urged Brown to create a WBCBL team.
'Some people reached out to her and asked her if she wanted to create a semi-pro team,' Ulis said. 'Since she in the past had that idea and passion, she went with it and got everything she needed to start it, and then she had tryouts.
'With us playing regular pickup games all the time, we already had that connection.'
Brown said Toledo has supported women's basketball for a long time, and she is excited about the fan turnout in the first season.
'Honestly, it's been amazing,' Brown said. 'I'm speaking from the fan support that we have had.
'Our games have been pulling in at least 200 to 300 people, and our last game we were just shy of 400. It's almost as if the city has been waiting for something like this. Women's basketball was so huge in Toledo back when I was playing in 2005 at Start. Just seeing the fans coming to the games and engaging is amazing.'
The WBCBL is recognized as a developmental league. It helps to showcase players for opportunities to play professionally overseas and, in some cases, the WNBA. Brown said the WBCBL has seen about 600 of its players sign professional deals.
'Pretty much the goal for the Toledo Threat is to provide an opportunity for those players in the Toledo area who are coming out of college and might not be getting the looks to play overseas,' Brown said. 'They can come and try out for the Toledo Threat.
'If they are good enough, we will put them on the team, and develop them, and get them ready so that they can go overseas and get the looks they are looking for.'
For Ulis, who graduated from Waite in 2007, she is using the opportunity with the Threat to help provide an example for young girls in Toledo.
'This, for me, is not about playing overseas,' Ulis said. 'For me, it's just a great platform to give back to our city, especially coming from the era of basketball that we played in when most of our games on any given night were sold out. You don't see that anymore.
'It's just a good way to show our young girls that we've been through what you've been through, and there is a platform for you to continue to play basketball.'
The Threat have been slowly introduced into the league with an eight-game schedule. They are 2-2 this season and have one more home game at 5 p.m. Saturday at Start High, followed by three road games to close out the regular season. With more than 40 teams in the WBCBL, Toledo has a regionally focused schedule.
Toledo is in the Northeast Division, along with the Detroit Dodgers, Grand Rapids Galaxy, Cleveland Crush, and Louisville Fillies.
The Threat has had two home games at Start High and two at Toledo Christian.
Brown said they charge $5 for admission and offer giveaways and promotions for the home games.
Brown said she hopes the team will settle on a permanent home site by next season, and hopes the schedule expands.
The demand for the product in Toledo has been there. As far as the quality of play, Ulis said they have gone through the normal struggles of a new team, but are coming off a 91-84 victory against Louisville.
'I think as with any other team just getting started, you have those little kinks that you have to work out with team chemistry and figuring out what type of team you are going to be and finding an identity,' Ulis said.
'I think this past game, we were able to put some things together and actually play a full 40 minutes with an identity. The first three games, we were trying to figure that out, and I think this past game, we kind of got it, so hopefully we can build off that.'



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  WNBA  


Charles scores 25 points, Liberty hold off Fever 85-84 - by Eurobasket News

Tina Charles (6'4''-C-88, college: Connecticut) scored 25 points, Sugar Rodgers (5'11''-G-89, college: Georgetown) made two free throws with 11.2 seconds left and the New York Liberty beat the Indiana Fever 85-84 on Friday night. Charles drew a double team in the paint and found Bria Hartley for an open 3-pointer with 1:19 left to give New York an 83-82 lead. After empty possessions at both ends, Indiana's Erica Wheeler (5'7''-PG-91, college: Rutgers, agency: ProDep Management) had a layup blocked out of bounds by Kiah Stokes (6'3''-C-93, college: Connecticut) and Candice Dupree (6'2''-F/C-84, college: Temple, agency: ProDep Management) missed a baseline jumper. After Rodgers' free throws, Natalie Achonwa (6'3''-F-92, college: Notre Dame) made a layup with three seconds left but New York's Epiphanny Prince (5'9''-G-88, college: Rutgers) ran out the clock. Hartley added 17 points for New York (11-10) and Shavonte Zellous (5'10''-G-86, college: Pittsburgh) had 11. New York went on an 18-4 run in the third quarter, getting to 64-63 on Hartley's fast-break layup. Achonwa led Indiana (8-15) with 19 points. Dupree and Tiffany Mitchell (5'9''-G-94, college: S.Carolina, agency: LBM Management) each had 14.
Courtesy of: usatoday.com



Sparks welcome back Gruda - by Eurobasket News

Los Angeles Sparks inked 30-year old French international center Sandrine Gruda (193-84kg-87, agency: 1andBox Sports Agency). It is actually her comeback to Sparks as she has played here before. Gruda played most recently at Fenerbahce in Turkish KBSL. In 25 games she averaged 13.5ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.7apg, 1.2spg and 1.0bpg last season. She helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very good season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish KBSL Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team. Gruda also played 18 games in Euroleague where she had 12.4ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.9apg. She contributed to her team making it to the final. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention.
In 2007 Gruda was drafted by Connecticut Sun (WNBA) in first round (13th overall).
She won WNBA championship title in 2016.
Gruda has been also a member of French international program for some years. She has regularly played for French senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team in 2005.
Gruda represented France at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. Her team got to the Semifinals and her stats at that event were 6 games: 9.7ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.0apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 48.1%, FT: 46.2%.
Gruda has played previously professionally in Russia (UMMC Ekaterinburg) and France (Valenciennes USVO).

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  WORLD CUP U19  


Russia, Canada, USA and Japan enter semifinal stage in Udine - by Eurobasket News

Quarterfinals
USA - France 78-51
USA coasted past France in the quarterfinal clash in Udine tonight. Chennedy Carter (175-G/F-98) recorded 18 points to lead the North American side. USA held France to just 4 points in the second quarter to open a 30:22 halftime lead. USA unloaded 48 points in the second half to cruise to the win. Joyner Holmes (190-G/F-98) chipped in 14 points for USA. Tima Pouye (176-F/G-99) accounted for 15 points for France.

Spain - Japan 71-95
Japan coasted past Spain in the quarterfinal clash. Haruki Takahara (173-PF-99) and Kiho Miyashita (178-SF-98) delivered 15 points each for the Asian side. Japan dominated from start to finish. They established a 46:25 halftime advantage. Japan extended the margin at 27-point mark heading into the fourth quarter and never looked back en route to the win. Kadysha Umezawa (183-F/C-98) notched 13 points for Japan. Maria Barneda (177-F-98) produced 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for Spain.

Russia - Australia 67-65
Maria Vadeeva (193-C-98) sank two free throws with five seconds left in regulation to carry Russia past Australia in the quarterfinal clash. She finished with 28 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Russia posted a 15:10 lead after the first period. Australia bounced back with a 15:7 run in the second term to take the lead. Russia ignited a 25:13 rally in the third term to restore the advantage. The Gems tied things up at 65 following a three-pointer from Jazmin Shelley (174-G/F-00). However Maria Vadeeva went perfect from the stripe and sealed the win for Russia. Viktoriia Zavialova (166-PG-98) netted 10 points and issued 7 assists in the win. Jazmin Shelley answered with 26 points for Australia.

China - Canada 65-68
Canada survived a tough test against China to make it into the semifinal stage in Udine. Laeticia Amihere (185-C-01) stepped off the bench to finish with 21 points for the North American side. China posted a 21:10 lead ten minutes into the game. Canada stiffened defensively in the next quarter. They held China to just 7 points to pull within two points at halftime 28:26. Canada erased the deficit and jumped to a 48:45 lead heading into the fourth term. The teams traded baskets throughout the final quarter as Canada managed to ensure the winning outcome. Hailey Brown (185-F-99, college: CAN NT U16) was responsible for 13 points and 13 rebounds in the victory. Jiaqi Wang (170-G-99) tallied 21 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for China.
9-16 Place
Italy - South Korea 78-59
Italy cruised past South Korea in the classification round. Olbis Futo Andre (190-C-98) delivered 21 points and 6 rebounds for the Azzurri. Italy got to a strong start. They recorded a 40:28 halftime lead. Italy held South Korea to 31 points in the second half to roll to the win. Anna Togliani (170-PG-98) connected for 10 points for the winners. Yunjeong Na (173-F-98) answered with 17 points for South Korea.

Mali - Latvia 46-60
Latvia outscored Mali in the classification round clash. Digna Strautmane (188-PF-98) secured 13 points and 7 rebounds to lead the Baltic team. Latvia posted a 32:26 halftime advantage. They extended the margin at 12-point mark heading into the fourth term. Latvia stayed in front throughout the final quarter and raced to the victory. Laura Grabe (178-F/G-98) chipped in 11 points for Latvia. Adama Coulibaly (175-G/F-98) came up with 11 points and 11 rebounds for the African team.

Egypt - Mexico 66-70
Mexico overcame Egypt behind 27 points from Alexia Gonzalez (170-SF-98). Egypt dominated in the first half. They recorded a 34:26 halftime lead. But Mexico went on a 26:11 rally in the third term to spur ahead. Egypt pulled closer in the fourth stanza but could not avoid the loss. Ornella Rivera (170-G-98) delivered 20 points for the winners. Asarar Bakr (180-F-98) answered with 16 points for Egypt.

Puerto Rico - Hungary 46-90
Hungary prevailed against Puerto Rico in the classification round. Veronika Kanyasi (173-G-99) posted 17 points, 6 assists and 6 rebounds for the winners. Hungary accumulated a 43:26 halftime lead. They followed with a 28:9 run in the third term to clear off for good. Dalma Czukor (183-SG-99) delivered 16 points and 9 boards in the victory. India Pagan (187-C-99) responded with 17 points for Puerto Rico.