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  ARGENTINA  



Phil Martin (ex BK Opava) signs at Obras Basket - by Igor Obradovic

Obras Basket Buenos Aires (LigaA) landed American guard Phil Martin (193, college: Cal-Riverside). The last season (2012-13) he played at BK Opava in NBL league in Czech Republic. In 13 games he had 12.3ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.0apg, 2FGP: 44.0%, 3PT: 33.3% and FT: 92.1%
In 2012 Martin was drafted by Iowa Energy (D-League) in third round (48th overall).
He graduated from University of California, Riverside and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Martin's team made it to the Big West Tournament Semifinals in 2011. He received also All-Big West 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.

Obras Basket Buenos Aires roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tomas Zanzottera
Phil Martin
Quinton Campbell

Forward:
Maurice Kemp

Center:
Valdelicio Joaquim

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos land Joaquin Federico Giarrafa - by Ivan Milenkovic

Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos (LigaA) tabbed 22-year old small forward Joaquin Federico Giarrafa (190-95). He played most recently at Villa Angela Basket in Argentinian TNA league. In 20 games he averaged 4.7ppg and 1.8rpg last season. Giarrafa also spent pre-season at Libertad Sunchales that year.
He represented Argentina at the World Championships U17 in Kaunas (Lithuania) five years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 4.0ppg, 1.1rpg.
Giarrafa has played previously for four other teams: GECR Indalo, Alianza Viedma, Estudiantes La Plata Buenos Aires and Atenas.

Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Larry O'Bannon
Mariano Byro

Forwards:
Perris Blackwell
Joaquin_Federico Giarrafa

Center:
Fernando Podesta

Coach: Marcelo Richotti

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos sign Perris Blackwell, ex ALS Basket - by Ivan Milenkovic

Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos (LigaA) signed 26-year old American forward Perris Blackwell (205-127kg-91, college: Washington). He played last season at ALS Basket in French NM1 league. In 24 games he had 14.9ppg and 8.0rpg (#5 in the league). A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Blackwell played at Worcester Wolves in British BBL where in 30 games he recorded very remarkable stats: 17.3ppg, 8.5rpg and 1.6apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-British BBL Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Blackwell's team made it to the WCC Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2011 and 2012).
He has played also professionally in Chile (Osorno).
Blackwell attended University of Washington until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos ink Fernando Podesta - by Ivan Milenkovic

Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos (LigaA) signed 25-year old center Fernando Podesta (205-115kg-92). He played last season at Union de Santa Fe in the TNA. In 45 games he had 13.3ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.3apg. Podesta helped them to win the regular season.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Obras Basket where in three LigaA games he recorded just 2.7ppg.
Podesta represented Argentina at the World Championships U19 in Latvia six years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 4 games: 2.0ppg, 1.0rpg.
Podesta has played previously for three other teams: Penarol, Velez Sarsfield and Estudiantes Concordia.

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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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)

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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

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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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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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La Union adds Maldonado to their roster - by Eurobasket News

La Union Formosa (LigaA) added to their roster 27-year old naturalized Spaniard guard Jonathan Maldonado (188-90) from Ferrocarril. In 54 LigaA games he recorded 11.9ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.9apg and 1.0spg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA Honorable Mention.
Maldonado won Argentinian TNA championship title in 2014.
Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Maldonado has played previously professionally also in Spain (Sant Nicolau and Monzon) and Argentina (Echague, Ciclista and Obera Tennis Club).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @PickandRollWeb)

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Facundo Pinero signs at Instituto - by Eurobasket News

Instituto Atletico Central Cordoba (LigaA) landed 29-year old forward Facundo Pinero (200-88) from La Union. Pinero has played there for the last three years. In 55 LigaA games he averaged 11.6ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg last season.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Argentinian LigaA in 2016. Pinero received also Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
He was a member of Argentinian U19 National Team in 2007.
Pinero has played previously for three other teams: Penarol, Quilmes Mar del Plata and Bragado.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Goes tab Rakim Brown, ex La Union - by Eurobasket News

Goes Montevideo (LUB) inked 26-year old American small forward Rakim Brown (198-95kg-91, college: Humboldt State). He played most recently at La Union in Argentinian TNA league. In 35 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 19.5ppg and recorded 6.5rpg, 1.6apg and 1.4spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com Argentinian TNA All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
Brown's college team won CCAA Tournament in 2016.
He graduated from Humboldt State in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Matias Aristu joins Boca Jrs - by Eurobasket News

Aerochaco Boca Juniors Capital Feder (LigaA) agreed terms with 22-year old shooting guard Matias Aristu (193-95). He played last season at Comunicaciones in the TNA. In 53 games he had 7.6ppg and 2.6rpg. Aristu helped them to win the TNA title despite they ended the regular season at the second place.
The previous (15-16) season he played at San Isidro (also in TNA) where in 38 games he recorded 4.2ppg and 1.6rpg. Aristu contributed to his team winning the regular season.
He represented Argentina at the World Championships U17 in Kaunas (Lithuania) five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 3.7ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.0apg, 1.2spg.
Aristu has played previously for two other teams: Libertad Sunchales and Instituto.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Cabello is back at Echague - by Eurobasket News

Atletico Echague Parana (LigaA) agreed terms with experienced 35-year old power forward Sebastian Cabello (202-82). It is actually his comeback to Parana as he has played here before. Cabello played last season at Barrio Parque in the TNA. In 40 games he had 7.5ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.2apg.
The previous (15-16) season Cabello played at Echague (also in TNA) where in 52 games he recorded 7.3ppg and 4.0rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Cabello was a member of Argentinian U18 National Team in 2000.
He has played previously professionally also in Paraguay (San Jose) and Argentina (C.Entrerriano, San Martin de La Rioja, Ben Hur, MH Basket and Quimsa).
Cabello is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Echague.
On Cabello: Born as a forward thanks to his good outside shot, he started playing in center position two seasons ago; even if he is a little undersized, he is an hard nose defender in the paint and an incredible leaper and slasher, who excels at the offensive rebounding;.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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  AUSTRALIA  


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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  BAHRAIN  


Dejan Tomic is the new head coach of Al Ittihad !! - by Ahmad Madwar

Al Ittihad Bahraini club has agreed terms with the specialist Serbian Coach Dejan Tomic to be the head coach of senior team, Dejan suppose to arrive to the kingdom by began of August to start the preparations with the team season 2017-2018 which will start by 3rd of September.
Al Ittihad club has one of most promising young teams in Bahrain Kingdom, they won Bahraini youth championship last season and the senior team has many of young talents, Coach Dejan has worked last season in Morocco as head coach of Maghreb de Fes, beside of his experience in Morocco he has long experience in Middle east in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar beside his coaching experience in Europe in Serbia and Cyprus, new experience for the Serbian coach will add to his book this year.
During his long experience in Middle east he has won the Qatari league title and Gulf Championship title with Al Sadd club season 2012-2013, and Kuwaiti Cup Winner season 2010-2011 with Kuwait SC club. coach Dejan also coached Saudi Senior and Youth National teams where he won Gold Medal of Youth Arab Nation U20 in 2004 and the gold medal of GCC U17 in 2007, Kuwaiti youth National Team and Yugoslavia youth national team.



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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


Oostende adds Jekiri to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Telenet BC Oostende (Euromillions League) added to their roster 23-year old Nigerian center Tonye Jekiri (213-111kg-94, college: Miami, FL). He played last season at Bandirma Kirmizi in Turkish TBL league. In 34 games he recorded 10.6ppg, 8.8rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1spg.
Jekiri has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team was regular season runner-up in ACC in 2016. Jekiri was also voted ACC All-Defensive Team in 2015 and 2016 at his college time.
Jekiri graduated from University of Miami, Florida in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Can play with his back to the basket or step out for a 10-12-foot shot … Runs the floor like a guard and has an unstoppable motor.

Telenet BC Oostende roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dusan Djordjevic
Elias Lasisi
D.J. Newbill

Forwards:
Jean Salumu
Javon McCrea
Chase Fieler
Vincent Kesteloot
Luka Kotrulja
Tim Lambrecht

Center:
Tonye Jekiri

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELARUS  


Italy demolish Belarus at the Trentino Basket Cup 2017 - by Eurobasket News

Italy demolished Belarus at the Trentino Basket Cup 2017 to enter the Final against Holland. Italy posted a confident 96-36 win as Luigi Datome (203-F-87) scored 14 points.
Italy was too good for the opponent from the first minutes of the game and took a 28-13 lead after 10 minutes. They added a narrow 12-9 run for a 40-22 halftime advantage. Moreover Italy won the third quarter 29-5 and finished the game with a 27-9 surge.
Riccardo Cervi (215-C-91) scored 11 points, whilst Marco Belinelli (196-G-86), Ariel Filloy (189-PG-87, agency: Interperformances), Danilo Gallinari (208-SF-88) and Stefano Tonut (194-G/F-93) each added 10. Vitali Liutych (198-SG-92) answered with 14 points in the losing effort.



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  BELGIUM  


Oostende adds Jekiri to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Telenet BC Oostende (Euromillions League) added to their roster 23-year old Nigerian center Tonye Jekiri (213-111kg-94, college: Miami, FL). He played last season at Bandirma Kirmizi in Turkish TBL league. In 34 games he recorded 10.6ppg, 8.8rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1spg.
Jekiri has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team was regular season runner-up in ACC in 2016. Jekiri was also voted ACC All-Defensive Team in 2015 and 2016 at his college time.
Jekiri graduated from University of Miami, Florida in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Can play with his back to the basket or step out for a 10-12-foot shot … Runs the floor like a guard and has an unstoppable motor.

Telenet BC Oostende roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dusan Djordjevic
Elias Lasisi
D.J. Newbill

Forwards:
Jean Salumu
Javon McCrea
Chase Fieler
Vincent Kesteloot
Luka Kotrulja
Tim Lambrecht

Center:
Tonye Jekiri

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BOSNIA  


Bosnia and Herzegovina U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Bosnia and Herzegovina U18 National Team 2017
#s#
Robert Soldo
Soldo
Adi Alikadic
Alikadic
Hamza Begic
Begic
Stefan Adzic
Adzic
Vojin Ilic
Ilic
#e#5
4Robert Soldo 186-G-00 Siroki Primorka Bosnia
5Adi Alikadic 191-PG-99 Gorazde Bosnia
6Hamza Begic 193-F/G-00
7Stefan Adzic 197-G-99 Partizan U19 Serbia
8Vojin Ilic 202-G/F-00 Spars Sarajevo Bosnia
9Kenan Kamenjas 196-F-00
10Njegos Sikiras 205-F-99 Fuenlabrada Spain
11Emir Cerkezovic 196-SF-99 Sloboda Tuzla Bosnia
12Sani Campara 190-G-99 Real Madrid II Spain
15Vedran Mirkovic 202-C-99 Kos Bosnia
35Nedim Omerovic 199-G/F-00 Sloboda Tuzla Bosnia
69Aljosa Jankovic 200-SG-99 Partizan TS BL Bosnia

Boris Dzidic Head Coach Gorica Croatia
Dino Repesa Assistant



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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  BULGARIA  


Bulgaria uses strong second half to beat Republic of Macedonia - by Eurobasket News

Bulgaria overcame Republic of Macedonia 96-74 in Botevgrad. Bulgaria trailed 22-28 at the end of the first period, but then fully dominated the game. They replied with a 20-15 run in the second period to reduce to 42-43. later on Bulgaria posted a 28-19 burst in the third frame and finished the game with a 26-12 surge. Dee Bost (188-PG-89, college: Mississippi St., agency: BeoBasket) stepped up with 17 points, while Chavdar Kostov (195-SG-88, agency: Interperformances) netted 14. Aleksander Vezenkov (206-PF-95) poured in 12 and Stanimir Marinov (192-G-91, agency: Interperformances) scored 11. Jordan Theodore (182-PG-89, college: Seton Hall) and Marjan Janeski scored 14 points each in the losing effort.


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  CANADA  


Crvena Zvezda adds Jankovic to their roster - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Defending champion Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd (KLS) added to their roster 24-year old Canadian forward Stefan Jankovic (211-110kg-93, college: Hawaii). He played last season at Erie Bay Hawks (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 9 games he recorded 13.6ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.6apg. Jankovic also played that season for another team Sioux Falls Skyforce in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 22 games he averaged 5.9ppg and 4.2rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his college team won Big West Tournament in 2016. Jankovic was also voted All-Big West Player of the Year and NABC All-District 9 1st Team in 2016.
He represented Canada at the World Championships U19 in Latvia six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 4.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.1bpg.
Jankovic has played also professionally in NBA (Miami Heat).
He attended University of Hawaii until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Branko Lazic
Nemanja Dangubic

Forwards:
Marko Keselj
Stefan Jankovic
Ognjen Dobric
Ranko Simovic

Center:
Milko Bjelica

Coach: Dusan Alimpijevic

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 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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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.

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Harris comes back to Anhui - by Eurobasket News

Anhui Wenyi (NBL) inked 28-year old American swingman Manny Harris (196-96kg-89, college: Michigan). It is actually his comeback to Anhui as he has played here before. Harris played most recently at Texas Legends (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 42 games he was second best scorer with impressive 25.6ppg and had 7.4rpg, 3.9apg and 1.9spg last season. Harris also played that season for the Mavericks in NBA where in four games he was second best scorer with just 2.0ppg and recorded 2.3rpg.
Harris is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Harris has played previously professionally in Turkey (Turk Telekom and Eskisehir Basket), Ukraine, NBA (LA Lakers) and NBA G League (Los Angeles D-Fenders).
He attended University of Michigan until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

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Jamaal Franklin joins Blue Whales - by Eurobasket News

Sichuan Blue Whales (CBA) agreed terms with 26-year old American shooting guard Jamaal Franklin (196-93kg-91, college: San Diego State) from Shanxi Brave Dragons. In 36 CBA games in China he had very impressive stats: 33.6ppg, 10.3rpg, 8.8apg (leader !!!), 3.3spg (leader !!!) and 1.2bpg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA 3rd Team.
The previous (2016) summer Franklin played at Brujos in Puerto Rican BSN where in four games he recorded 12.0ppg, 5.8rpg, 6.3apg and 1.0spg in 2016 season.
In 2013 Franklin was drafted by Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) in second round (41st overall). He attended San Diego State and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Franklin's team made it to the MWC Tournament Semifinals in 2013. He was also voted All-MWC Player of the Year back in 2012 at his college time.
Franklin's career allowed him to visit three different continents. He tasted the life as pro basketball player in Asia, Latin America and of course North America. Franklin has played previously professionally in NBA (Denver Nuggets), China (Guandong Tigers and Zhejiang Guangsha Lions) and NBA G League (Los Angeles D-Fenders and Fort Wayne Mad Ants).

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NBL Round 15: Leader Henan loses to Shaanxi W. - by Eurobasket News

Top ranked Henan (12-3) recorded its third loss in Xian on Friday night. Visitors were rolled over by second ranked Shaanxi W. (11-4) 126-98. It ended at the same time the nine-game winning streak of Henan. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The game without a history. Shaanxi W. led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Shaanxi W. outrebounded Henan 47-36 including 33 on the defensive glass. They shot the lights out from three sinking 19 long-distance shots on high 52.8 percentage. The best player for the winners was American forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 16 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Von Wafer (196-85, college: Florida St.) chipped in 29 points. At the other side the best for losing team was Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) who recorded 25 points and 5 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Shaanxi W. have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place with 11-4 record behind leader Henan. Henan at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. Shaanxi W. are looking forward to face Luoyang (#4) at home in the next round. Henan will play against Hebei X. and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Hunan (10-5) against seventh ranked Anhui (9-6) on Friday night. Visiting Hunan was defeated by Anhui in a tough game in Anhui 110-114. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Hunan. It was a good game for American Chris Johnson (210-85, college: LSU) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!), 16 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks. Manny Harris contributed with 41 points (!!!) for the winners. Anhui's coach Yong Zhang allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American-Jordanian Dar Tucker (193-88, college: De Paul) answered with a double-double by scoring 43 points (!!!), 14 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 steals for Hunan. Anhui maintains seventh place with 9-6 record. Hunan at the other side keeps the third position with five games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Anhui will play against higher ranked Guangxi (#5) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hunan will play against Chongqing and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Dongbu (0-15) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 89-73 loss to fourth ranked Guangxi (10-5) in Nanjin on Friday evening. It was a great evening for Sim Bhullar who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field). The best for the losing side was Yi Jiang with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guangxi have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Dongbu still closes the standings with 15 games lost. Guangxi will meet Anhui (#7) on the road in the next round. Dongbu will play against Lhasa (#8) and hopes to get finally their first victory.

Other games of round 15 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Chongqing was crushed by Luoyang in a road game 126-99. Jiangsu L. was beaten by Lhasa at home 93-98. Guizhou won against Fujian on the opponent's court 107-93. Hebei X. unfortunately lost to Beijing in a home game 110-128.

Dongbu - Guangxi 73-89

Bottom-ranked Dongbu (0-15) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 89-73 loss to fourth ranked Guangxi (10-5) in Nanjin on Friday evening. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Guangxi dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Dongbu's 36. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a great evening for Indian-Canadian center Sim Bhullar (226-92, college: N.Mexico St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field). Center Le Ji (203-83) helped adding 17 points and 7 rebounds. Four Guangxi players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was guard Yi Jiang (195-93) with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and point guard Tujun Shen (185-92) scored 20 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guangxi have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Dongbu still closes the standings with 15 games lost. Guangxi will meet Anhui (#7) on the road in the next round. Dongbu will play against Lhasa (#8) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Dongbu: S.Tujun 20+6reb+3ast, J.Yi 19+5reb+5ast, Z.MengLong 17+6reb+3ast, S.Shengyue 5+5reb, S.Boyin 4+4reb, D.QinShuo 4+2reb
Guangxi: B.Sim 22+11reb+4ast, J.Le 17+7reb+1ast, T.Marcus 15+3reb+2ast, C.Keliang 10+6reb+3ast, L.Jiawei 8+5reb+6ast, Z.Yupeng 6+1reb+5ast
gschID: 548550


Luoyang - Chongqing 126-99

There was no surprise when 9th ranked Chongqing (7-8) was crushed on the road by fifth ranked Luoyang (10-5) 126-99 on Friday. The game without a history. Luoyang led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 100 of its points in the paint compared to Chongqing's 72. Luoyang forced 20 Chongqing turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Chongqing's players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Luoyang made 11 blocks. It was a great evening for American point guard Russ Smith (183-91, college: Louisville) who led his team to a victory with a triple-double by scoring 52 points (!!!), 10 rebounds, 12 assists and 6 steals (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). South Sudanese-Lebanese center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) helped adding 23 points, 15 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 blocks. The best for the losing side was Ukrainian center Vladyslav Koreniuk (210-94, agency: Octagon Europe) with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and forward Yao Liu (191-89) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Luoyang have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Chongqing keeps the ninth position with eight games lost. They share it with Fujian. Luoyang will meet league's second-placed Shaanxi W. in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Chongqing will play against Hunan (#3) in Changsha and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Chongqing: K.Vladyslav 16+11reb+1ast, Z.Yuanbo 15+7reb+1ast, L.Yao 14+6reb+3ast, G.Yaoyang 13+2ast, W.Xin 12+3reb+2ast, L.Jiayuan 8+3reb+1ast
Luoyang: S.Russ 52+10reb+12ast, M.Ater 23+15reb+6ast, Q.Wenhan 16+7reb+6ast, Z.Ye 13+3ast, Q.Daoqing 10+4reb, S.Jianguo 7+2reb+2ast
gschID: 548549


Anhui - Hunan 114-110

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Hunan (10-5) against seventh ranked Anhui (9-6) on Friday night. Visiting Hunan was defeated by Anhui in a tough game in Anhui 110-114. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Hunan. The hosts were already 12 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 33-25 Hunan's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 114-110 at the end of the game. Anhui made 20-of-26 charity shots (76.9 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. It was a good game for American Chris Johnson (210-85, college: LSU) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!), 16 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks. His fellow American import swingman Manny Harris (196-89, college: Michigan) contributed with 41 points (!!!) for the winners. Anhui's coach Yong Zhang allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American-Jordanian Dar Tucker (193-88, college: De Paul) answered with a double-double by scoring 43 points (!!!), 14 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 steals and American power forward Arinze Onuaku (206-87, college: Syracuse) added 35 points (!!!) and 14 rebounds (on 16-of-18 shooting from the field) in the effort for Hunan. Anhui maintains seventh place with 9-6 record. Hunan at the other side keeps the third position with five games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Anhui will play against higher ranked Guangxi (#5) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hunan will play against Chongqing and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Hunan: T.Dar 43+14reb+6ast, O.Arinze 35+14reb+2ast, Z.Wei 16+11reb+2ast, L.Hansheng 6+3reb+2ast, X.HaiBin 6, Z.Yaosheng 4+1reb+1ast
Anhui: H.Manny 41+4reb+3ast, J.Chris 36+16reb+5ast, H.Delong 9+3reb+3ast, L.Jun 6+1reb+2ast, R.Kai 6+1reb+1ast, L.Jian 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 548548


Jiangsu L. - Lhasa 93-98

No shocking result in a game in He Fei where eighth ranked Lhasa (8-7) defeated 13th ranked Jiangsu L. (1-14) 98-93 on Friday. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 33-18. But Jiangsu L. won second period 26-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for center DangJian Han (208-88) who led his team to a victory scoring 26 points and 7 rebounds. Zhennan Zhang helped adding 10 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals. Lhasa's coach Feng Chen used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was American-Palestinian forward Michael Nunnally (203-86, college: Pacific) with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 18 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Peng Wang (183-94) scored 25 points. Four Lhasa and five Jiangsu L. players scored in double figures. Lhasa maintains eighth place with 8-7 record. Jiangsu L. lost ninth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with 14 games lost. Lhasa will meet at home bottom-ranked Dongbu (#14) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Jiangsu L. will play against Guizhou and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Jiangsu L.: W.Peng 25+4reb+3ast, N.Michael 22+18reb+4ast, W.Xing Chen 19+5reb+1ast, G.MingYang 10+3reb+1ast, G.Wei 10+3ast, Z.PengFei 7+1ast
Lhasa: H.DangJian 26+7reb+1ast, D.ZhiMing 18+1reb+1ast, C.Jinlong 14+1reb+3ast, G.Yuxiang 10+2reb+1ast, Z.Zhennan 10+10reb+9ast, K.Jonathan 8+10reb
gschID: 548547


Fujian - Guizhou 93-107

Very expected game in Fuzhou where 10th ranked Fujian (7-8) was defeated by sixth ranked Guizhou (10-5) 107-93 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Guizhou. Fujian managed to win fourth quarter 28-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for Central African-American power forward James Mays (206-86, college: Clemson) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 39 points (!!!) and 19 rebounds. American point guard Mark Lyons (185-89, college: Arizona, agency: Higher Vision Sports) helped adding 37 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American forward LaQuinton Ross (203-92, college: Ohio St.) with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 14 rebounds and Ivorian-French point guard Mouloukou-Souleyman Diabate (181-87) scored 21 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. Fujian's coach Jiulong Liu rotated eleven players and allowed the starting five to rest. Guizhou have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Fujian lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with eight games lost. They share it with Chongqing. Guizhou will meet Jiangsu L. (#13) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Fujian will play against Beijing (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Fujian: R.LaQuinton 24+14reb+2ast, D.Mouloukou Souleyman 21+7reb+7ast, X.Huajun 17+8reb, Z.Shu 8+1reb+1ast, Z.Jinshuai 5+2reb+1ast, H.Yan 5+3reb
Guizhou: M.James 39+19reb+2ast, L.Mark 37+5reb+2ast, L.MingHao 16+17reb+2ast, S.Rongxiao 8+4reb+2ast, Z.MingHao 6+5reb, Y.Mingfang 1+2reb
gschID: 548546


Hebei X. - Beijing 110-128

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when twelfth ranked Beijing (5-10) beat on the road 11th ranked Hebei X. (5-10) 128-110 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Beijing. Hebei X. managed to win fourth quarter 32-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Beijing dominated down low during the game scoring 84 of its points in the paint compared to Hebei X.'s 54. Beijing forced 20 Hebei X. turnovers and outrebounded them 55-31 including a 19-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great evening for American center Michael Holyfield (211-92, college: Sam Houston St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 28 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Marquis Weddle (185-88, college: W.Virg.Wesl.) helped adding 27 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. The best for the losing side was American guard Kenny Gaines (190-94, college: Georgia, agency: 3 Eye) with 25 points and 8 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) and forward Qi Chang (203-92) scored 17 points. Four Beijing and five Hebei X. players scored in double figures. Hebei X.'s coach JunPei Zhao rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Beijing moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with defeated Hebei X. Hebei X. lost fourth consecutive game. Beijing will meet at home higher ranked Fujian (#10) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hebei X. will play against the league's leader Henan where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Hebei X.: G.Kenny 25+8reb+1ast, C.Qi 17+3reb+1ast, Z.Zhao 16, S.Xuepeng 14+5reb+1ast, C.Brandon 13+6reb+2ast, Y.Heng 10+5reb+1ast
Beijing: H.Michael 33+28reb+1ast, L.Yunan 32+8reb+1ast, W.Marquis 27+11reb+6ast, Z.Wei 24+5reb+3ast, L.Ziming 7+1reb+2ast, Z.JunXiong 3
gschID: 548545


Shaanxi W. - Henan 126-98

Top ranked Henan (12-3) recorded its third loss in Xian on Friday night. Visitors were rolled over by second ranked Shaanxi W. (11-4) 126-98. It ended at the same time the nine-game winning streak of Henan. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The game without a history. Shaanxi W. led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Shaanxi W. outrebounded Henan 47-36 including 33 on the defensive glass. They shot the lights out from three sinking 19 long-distance shots on high 52.8 percentage. The best player for the winners was American forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 16 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Von Wafer (196-85, college: Florida St.) chipped in 29 points. At the other side the best for losing team was Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) who recorded 25 points and 5 rebounds and center Qingfei Min (203-95) added 23 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Five Shaanxi W. and four Henan players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Shaanxi W. have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place with 11-4 record behind leader Henan. Henan at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. Shaanxi W. are looking forward to face Luoyang (#4) at home in the next round. Henan will play against Hebei X. and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Henan: A.Josh-Emmanuel 25+5reb+2ast, M.Qingfei 23+9reb, O.Chris 21+9reb+1ast, J.Yuxing 15+6reb+2ast, T.Jian 4+5reb+1ast, W.Hang 4
Shaanxi W.: W.Von 29+4reb+3ast, G.Charles 26+16reb+2ast, Y.XiaoHang 18+2reb+2ast, G.Yan 14+3reb+5ast, M.Daqiang 12+6reb+1ast, B.Jiguang 11+1reb
gschID: 548544





Fenerbahce tabs Jason Thompson, ex Shandong GS - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Defending champion Fenerbahce Istanbul (BSL) inked 31-year old American forward Jason Thompson (211-113kg-86, college: Rider). He played most recently at Shandong Golden Stars in Chinese CBA league. In 40 games he averaged impressive 18.7ppg, 13.9rpg (#3 in the league), 2.1apg, 1.3spg and 1.2bpg last season.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Thompson spent at the Raptors in NBA where in 29 games he had 3.3ppg and 3.1rpg. Thompson helped them to win the Atlantic Division title (twice) (also twice). He also played that season for the Warriors in NBA. In 28 games he recorded just 2.1ppg and 1.9rpg.
In 2008 Thompson was drafted by Sacramento Kings (NBA) in first round (12th overall). He attended Rider University and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Thompson received All-MAAC Player of the Year award and All-MAAC Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2007 and 2008 at his college time.
Thompson is a very experienced player.
His game is described as: (by Aran Smith for NBADraft.net in 2008)
Terrific foot speed allows him to hold his own on the perimeter on both ends of the floor ... Has great fluidity and athleticism and inside/outside skills ... Good touch on his shot with consistent range out to 12-15 feet ... Has some polished post moves including a nice jump hook ... A marvelous passer for a 6-10 guy with vision and good decision making.
He has the frame and ability to play inside but will need to improve on those skills for the next level ... He'll need to improve on his leg strength to better fight for positioning
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Fenerbahce Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sinan Guler
Bobby Dixon
Melih Mahmutoglu
Konstantinos Sloukas
Marko Guduric
Egehan Arna

Forwards:
Pero Antic
Luigi Datome
Jason Thompson
Baris Hersek
Nicolo Melli
James Nunnally
Nikola Kalinic

Centers:
Jan Vesely
Ahmet Duverioglu

Coach: Zeljko Obradovic

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China overwhelms New Zealand in 2017 Men's International Basketball Championship - by Eurobasket News

Team Blue of the Chinese men's national squad crushed New Zealand 77-53 at the 2017 Kunshan Men's International Basketball Championship here on Saturday.
Ailun Guo (192-SF-93) and Han Dejun (215-C-89) each socored 13 points for China, Zhou Peng (210-F-89) finished with 10 points and 4 steals. New Zealand committed a staggering 31 turnovers and none of their players scored in double figures.
"We just concluded our training camp in Australia and New Zealand, and our players are exhausted and some of them have a cold right now. I think we played very well in the match except the 3-pointers shooting," said Du Feng , head coach of the Team Blue.
Han Dejun opened the match with six points in-a-row, helping China lead 22-10 in the first quarter, and heading into the second half with a lead of 15 points.
After New Zealand cut it to six points with a 10-0 run midway through the third, China's Ren JunFei (203-F/C-90) and Zhou Peng stepped forward with their jumpers to put the game away again and New Zealand never recovered from.
China will play against Angola, who beat Lithuania in the late match, on Sunday.
Courtesy of: xinhuanet.com



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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, Condores16.7 
 9. Carraway, Cimar.16.1 
 10. Torres, Condores15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karl MOORE
  Aguilas
  (203-PF-87)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Moore, Aguilas13.8 
 2. Hernandez, Cimar.10.4 
 3. Romero, Piratas10.3 
 4. Almanza, Condores10.1 
 5. Sandidge, Aguilas9.8 
 6. Perez, Academia9.6 
 7. Romero, Piratas8.7 
 8. Quinones, Academia8.3 
 9. Coombs, Sabios7.2 
 10. Jones, Sabios7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ryan MCCOY
  Condores
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. McCoy, Condores5.9 
 2. Murray, Academia5.6 
 3. Smith, Sabios5.0 
 4. Velandia, Aguilas5.0 
 5. Medina, Piratas4.9 
 6. Moreno, Cimarrones4.8 
 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. Ortiz, Fast Break1.7 
 5. Renteria, Cimar.1.7 
 6. McCoy, Condores1.6 
 7. Carraway, Cimar.1.6 
 8. Crawford, Aguilas1.5 
 9. Rivera, Sabios1.5 
 10. Roberson, Condores1.4 
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. Crawford, Aguilas1.1 
 5. Quinones, Academia1.1 
 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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Jazine Arbanasi reunites with coach Neven Plantak - by Zeljko Zule

Newly promoted Jazine Arbanasi has reunited with head coach Neven Plantak after two years apart, the club announced.
Plantak began last season with the city rival Zadar, but stepped down in March and then took over Herceg-Bosnia League (second tier) side Posusje for a play-off season-
Plantrak has already led Borik Puntamika and Djuro Djakovic plus Siroki in Bosnia in Herzegovina, Komarno and Handlova in Slovakia and Trepca in Kosovo.
The fromer Jazine Arbanasi's coach Jakov Borcic has become sports director.



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.



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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Sarlija is back at PVSK Pannon - by Eurobasket News

PVSK Pannonpower Pecs (A Division) agreed terms with 28-year old Croatian center Marino Sarlija (207-89, agency: PEPI SPORT). It is actually his comeback to Pecs as he has played here before. Sarlija played last season at BSC Raiffeisen Furstenfeld Panthers in Austrian A Bundesliga. In 30 games he had 14.5ppg, 7.7rpg and 2.0apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Austrian League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season Sarlija played at KK Zagreb in Croatian A1 where in 31 games he recorded 6.8ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.4apg. He also played 5 games in Alpe-Adria-Cup where he averaged 8.6ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.6apg and 1.0spg.
Sarlija's team made it to the Alpe Adria Cup Final Four in 2016.
He represented Croatia at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 8.6ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 59.0%, FT: 56.0%.
Sarlija has played previously professionally in Croatia (KK_Zadar, Slavonski Brod, Jazine and Borik Puntamika) and FYR Macedonia (Kumanovo).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CZECH REPUBLIC  


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



Phil Martin (ex BK Opava) signs at Obras Basket - by Igor Obradovic

Obras Basket Buenos Aires (LigaA) landed American guard Phil Martin (193, college: Cal-Riverside). The last season (2012-13) he played at BK Opava in NBL league in Czech Republic. In 13 games he had 12.3ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.0apg, 2FGP: 44.0%, 3PT: 33.3% and FT: 92.1%
In 2012 Martin was drafted by Iowa Energy (D-League) in third round (48th overall).
He graduated from University of California, Riverside and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Martin's team made it to the Big West Tournament Semifinals in 2011. He received also All-Big West 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.

Obras Basket Buenos Aires roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tomas Zanzottera
Phil Martin
Quinton Campbell

Forward:
Maurice Kemp

Center:
Valdelicio Joaquim

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  DENMARK  


Svendborg inks Mike Moore, ex Civitavecchia - by Eurobasket News

Svendborg Rabbits (Ligaen) agreed terms with 23-year old American forward Mike Moore (203-93kg-94, college: Mount Olive, agency: Mansfield and Associates). He played last season at Ste.Mar '90 Civitavecchia in Italian Serie C Gold. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
Moore was voted All-ConferenceCarolinas 3rd Team in 2016 at his college time.
Moore graduated from Mount Olive College in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

Svendborg Rabbits roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rasmus Christensen
Mikkel Plannthin
Mathias Kelly
Sebastian Petersen
Terrell Harris
Ole Jensen

Forwards:
Harding NaNa
Claus Magaard
Mike Moore
Tomas Bjarkason

Center:
Jacob Enevold_Jensen

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @marcocalise)

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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  

Stats Leaders - LIDOBA

Points Per Game
 Gerardo SUERO
  Indios SFM
  (196-G-89)
  Avg: 26.1
 1. Suero, Indios SFM26.1 
 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 PP8.5 
 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 SFM5.0 
 5. Soliman, Caner.4.8 
 6. Fortuna, Leones SD3.8 
 7. Fortuna, Titanes .3.6 
 8. Carter, Huracane.3.5 
 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. Jones, Huracanes PP1.8 
 3. Suero, Indios SFM1.8 
 4. Beidler, Huracane.1.7 
 5. De-Leon, Metros S.1.7 
 6. Valdez, Huracane.1.6 
 7. Suero, Indios SFM1.6 
 8. Gilder, Caneros LR1.4 
 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. Guerrero, Leones SD1.2 
 5. Vargas, Metros S.1.2 
 6. Shannon, Indios S.1.1 
 7. Nunez, Metros S.1.0 
 8. Garcia, Indios SFM0.8 
 9. Santana, Titanes .0.8 
 10. Williams, Titanes .0.8 



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  EL SALVADOR  


Tabb's double-double lands him Liga MB Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

27-year old swingman Demarquelle Tabb (196-G/F-90) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Santa Ana and receives a Latinbasket.com Liga MB Player of the Week award for round 3.
He had a double-double of 20 points and 24 rebounds, while his team edged out Brujos Izalco (#5, 2-1) 61-58. Santa Ana maintains the 4th position in Salvadorean Liga MB. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Santa Ana won both games without losing any. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. Tabb has many years of experience at Santa Ana, through which he has constantly improved. University of Alabama A&M graduate has very impressive stats this year. Tabb is in league's top in rebounds (8th best: 16.0rpg) and averages solid 2.5bpg.

Second best performed player last round was Marc Montavious (206-C-90) of Canarios. He is American center in his first season at Canarios. In the last game Montavious recorded impressive double-double of 23 points and 25 rebounds. Of course Canarios cruised to a 93-81 relatively comfortable win over Cojute (1-2). The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Montavious is one of the most experienced players at Canarios and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Shahmel Brackett (183-PG-91) of Santiagueno (#7). Brackett got into 30-points club by scoring 36 points in the last round. He went also for six rebounds . He was a key player of Santiagueno, leading his team to a 80-69 win against El Rapido (#10, 1-2). Santiagueno needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 1 victories and 1 lost games. Brackett has a great season in El Salvador. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 29.5ppg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. David Lawson (185-PG-89) of Canarios - 40 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Eddie Ishman (196-F-86) of Canarios - 15 points, 20 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Oreste Torres (204-PF-87) of Santa Tecla - 22 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Robert Kenteh) of Cojute - 17 points and 15 rebounds
8. Arlen Alorda (198-F/C-86) of El Rapido - 20 points and 27 rebounds
9. Christopher Blake (196-G-88) of Brujos Izalco - 25 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Chris King) of Santiagueno - 10 points, 17 rebounds and 6 assists

The Player of the week is choosen 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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  EUROCUP  


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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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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  EUROLEAGUE  


Crvena Zvezda adds Jankovic to their roster - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Defending champion Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd (KLS) added to their roster 24-year old Canadian forward Stefan Jankovic (211-110kg-93, college: Hawaii). He played last season at Erie Bay Hawks (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 9 games he recorded 13.6ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.6apg. Jankovic also played that season for another team Sioux Falls Skyforce in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 22 games he averaged 5.9ppg and 4.2rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his college team won Big West Tournament in 2016. Jankovic was also voted All-Big West Player of the Year and NABC All-District 9 1st Team in 2016.
He represented Canada at the World Championships U19 in Latvia six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 4.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.1bpg.
Jankovic has played also professionally in NBA (Miami Heat).
He attended University of Hawaii until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Branko Lazic
Nemanja Dangubic

Forwards:
Marko Keselj
Stefan Jankovic
Ognjen Dobric
Ranko Simovic

Center:
Milko Bjelica

Coach: Dusan Alimpijevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Fenerbahce tabs Jason Thompson, ex Shandong GS - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Defending champion Fenerbahce Istanbul (BSL) inked 31-year old American forward Jason Thompson (211-113kg-86, college: Rider). He played most recently at Shandong Golden Stars in Chinese CBA league. In 40 games he averaged impressive 18.7ppg, 13.9rpg (#3 in the league), 2.1apg, 1.3spg and 1.2bpg last season.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Thompson spent at the Raptors in NBA where in 29 games he had 3.3ppg and 3.1rpg. Thompson helped them to win the Atlantic Division title (twice) (also twice). He also played that season for the Warriors in NBA. In 28 games he recorded just 2.1ppg and 1.9rpg.
In 2008 Thompson was drafted by Sacramento Kings (NBA) in first round (12th overall). He attended Rider University and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Thompson received All-MAAC Player of the Year award and All-MAAC Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2007 and 2008 at his college time.
Thompson is a very experienced player.
His game is described as: (by Aran Smith for NBADraft.net in 2008)
Terrific foot speed allows him to hold his own on the perimeter on both ends of the floor ... Has great fluidity and athleticism and inside/outside skills ... Good touch on his shot with consistent range out to 12-15 feet ... Has some polished post moves including a nice jump hook ... A marvelous passer for a 6-10 guy with vision and good decision making.
He has the frame and ability to play inside but will need to improve on those skills for the next level ... He'll need to improve on his leg strength to better fight for positioning
.

Fenerbahce Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sinan Guler
Bobby Dixon
Melih Mahmutoglu
Konstantinos Sloukas
Marko Guduric
Egehan Arna

Forwards:
Pero Antic
Luigi Datome
Jason Thompson
Baris Hersek
Nicolo Melli
James Nunnally
Nikola Kalinic

Centers:
Jan Vesely
Ahmet Duverioglu

Coach: Zeljko Obradovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Olympiacos may tab Jarell Eddie - by Eurobasket News

Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (A1) is targeting 26-year old American guard Jarell Eddie (201-100kg-91, college: Virginia Tech) who played last time at Phoenix Suns in NBA. In 5 games he had 4.8ppg and 1.4rpg last season. Eddie also played that season for another team Windy City Bulls in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 20 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.8ppg, 4.5rpg and 2.0apg.
He won NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas championship title in 2015.
Eddie has played previously professionally in NBA (Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors and Washington Wizards) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs).
He attended Virginia Tech until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
On Eddie: Though undersized, he played a lot at power forward and held his own against much bigger and stronger players. Long, athletic player who can score from the wing. Excellent jump shooter with outstanding range. Has good size and can play inside and outside.

Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vassilis Spanoulis
Brian Roberts
Evangelos Mantzaris
Janis Strelnieks
Vasileios Toliopoulos
Nikos Arsenopoulos
Giorgos Ballis
Giannis Petropoulos

Forwards:
Georgios Printezis
Kim Tillie
Jamel McLean
Kostas Papanikolaou
Ioannis Papapetrou
Dimitrios Agravanis
Antreas Tsoumanis

Centers:
Giorgos Bogris
Nikola Milutinov

Coach: Giannis Sfairopoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS  


Spain started EuroBasket preparations - by Ivan Milenkovic

The 16 players chosen by Spain's national team head coach, Sergio Scariolo, are in Madrid, where they started training camp ahead of upcoming EuroBasket 2017. La Roja will defend gold medal won in 2015. Spain will practice for 10 days before playing their first friendly game. Reigning European champions will play 5 out of 7 games at home territory, before travelling to Belgium and Lithuania. At EuroBasket, Spain will compete in Group C, hosted by Romania, where their rivals will be Croatia, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Romania and Hungary.

Calendar of Spain's friendly games:
08/08: Spain-Belgium (Tenerife)
09/08: Spain-Tunisia (Tenerife)
15/08: Spain-Venezuela (Madrid)
18/08: Spain-Mexico (Melilla)
20/08: Spain-Venezuela (Malaga)
23/08: Belgium-Spain (Bruxelles)
25/08: Lithuania-Spain (Vilnius)



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16  


Division C. Gibraltar and Armenia enter Final - by Eurobasket News

SEMIFINALS
Andorra - Gibraltar 56-61
Gibraltar topped Andorra to reach the title game. The hosts posted a 17:12 lead after ten minutes. But Gibraltar gradually overcame the deficit. They pulled within a single point at the final intermission. Gibraltar used a 16:10 run in the fourth frame to snatch a narrow win. Alejandro Garcia (186-G-01) had 24 points and 21 rebounds in the win. Rafael Aradas (188-G-01) had 16 points in the victory. Aleix Solanes (02) banked in 14 points for Andorra.

Armenia - Azerbaijan 88-76
Armenia overcame Azerbaijan to advance into Final. Georgii Shakhnazarov (186-SG-01) produced 36 points to lead the winners. Azerbaijan recorded a 23:18 lead at the first break. They extended the lead at 14-point mark heading into the second half. Armenia however turned things around after the big break. They unleashed 55 points in the second half and got away with the win. Nikita Galtsev (194-SF-01) delivered 16 points and 19 rebounds for Armenia. Papuna Kirtadze (180-PG-01) stepped up with 35 points for Azerbaijan.




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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U18  

Stats Leaders Div. A

Points Per Game
 Sani CAMPARA
  BIH
  (190-G-99)
  Avg: 32
 1. Campara, BIH32.0 
 2. Simonovic, MNT27.0 
 3. Moraitis, GRE24.0 
 4. Pecarski, SRB21.0 
 5. Jantunen, FIN20.0 
 6. Hermanovskis, LAT18.0 
 7. Heinonen, FIN17.0 
 8. Saybir, TUR17.0 
 9. Gonzalez, ESP16.0 
 10. Senel, TUR16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mikael JANTUNEN
  (200-F-0)
  Avg: 14
 1. Jantunen, FIN14.0 
 2. Zeliznak, SVK13.0 
 3. Ehigitor, ESP11.0 
 4. Caruso, ITA10.0 
 5. Martinez, ESP10.0 
 6. Hollersbache., GER10.0 
 7. Atar, TUR10.0 
 8. Khaldeev, RUS9.0 
 9. Simonovic, MNT9.0 
 10. Susa, SLO9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Dimitrios MORAITIS
  (194-PG-99)
  Avg: 8
 1. Moraitis, GRE8.0 
 2. Titic, MNT5.0 
 3. Velicka, LTU5.0 
 4. Hermanovskis, LAT5.0 
 5. Susa, SLO5.0 
 6. Heinonen, FIN4.0 
 7. Uskokovic, SRB4.0 
 8. Gonzalez, ESP4.0 
 9. Zampini, ITA4.0 
 10. Javorsky, SVK4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Yanik BLANC
  (188-PG-99)
  Avg: 5
 1. Blanc, FRA5.0 
 2. Zampini, ITA4.0 
 3. Trapani, ITA4.0 
 4. Sanon, UKR4.0 
 5. Kralj, SLO3.0 
 6. Miaschi, ITA3.0 
 7. Molins, ESP3.0 
 8. Kadasi, SVK3.0 
 9. Uleckas, LTU3.0 
 10. Majercak, SVK3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Vasileios GARGALIS
  (204-F/C-0)
  Avg: 3
 1. Gargalis, GRE3.0 
 2. Matych, SVK3.0 
 3. Palumbo, ITA2.0 
 4. Sanon, UKR2.0 
 5. Voinalovych, UKR2.0 
 6. Miskovic, SRB2.0 
 7. Kadasi, SVK2.0 
 8. Brnovic, MNT2.0 
 9. Jankovic, BIH1.0 
 10. Martinez, ESP1.0 


Stats Leader

Points Per Game
 Ben KOVAC
  (195-SG-0)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Kovac, LUX22.5 
 2. Odiah, BLR20.5 
 3. Ryuny, BLR20.0 
 4. Lemetti, SWE18.0 
 5. Van-D., NED17.5 
 6. Zoccoletti, SUI16.5 
 7. Coleman, BEL16.0 
 8. Krstevski, MKD16.0 
 9. Alipiev, BUL16.0 
 10. Eggertsson, ISL16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Yauhen MASSALSKI
  BLR
  (207-F-99)
  Avg: 15.5
 1. Massalski, BLR15.5 
 2. Bogucki, POL14.0 
 3. Kravits, ISR13.0 
 4. Buysschaert, BEL13.0 
 5. Demuth, LUX12.5 
 6. Van-Ounsem, BEL12.0 
 7. Brajkovic, AUT11.0 
 8. Zoccoletti, SUI9.5 
 9. Kalatozishvi., GEO9.5 
 10. Samanic, CRO9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Felix LEMETTI
  (185-PG-99)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Lemetti, SWE7.5 
 2. Kullamae, EST6.5 
 3. Van-D., NED6.0 
 4. Kravits, ISR6.0 
 5. Ebo, ISR5.5 
 6. Eelmae, EST5.5 
 7. Russell, ENG5.5 
 8. Van-D., NED4.5 
 9. Panov, MKD4.0 
 10. Szlachetka, POL4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Erik PERSSON
  (190-G-0)
  Avg: 4
 1. Persson, SWE4.0 
 2. Russell, ENG4.0 
 3. Zoccoletti, SUI3.5 
 4. Fofana, SUI3.5 
 5. Hilmarsson, ISL3.5 
 6. Diculescu, ROM3.5 
 7. Safra, SUI3.5 
 8. Krstevski, MKD3.5 
 9. Welsch, CZE3.5 
 10. Massalski, BLR3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Yauhen MASSALSKI
  BLR
  (207-F-99)
  Avg: 5
 1. Massalski, BLR5.0 
 2. Donat, AZE3.0 
 3. Brajkovic, AUT3.0 
 4. Tass, EST2.5 
 5. Fungula, SWE2.0 
 6. Buysschaert, BEL2.0 
 7. Voytso, POR1.5 
 8. Boachie-Y., ENG1.5 
 9. Bajo, CRO1.5 
 10. Gehrke, SWE1.0 


Recap of Day 1 in Slovakia - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Russia - Montenegro 81-71
Russia outgunned Montenegro for the first win in Slovakia. Aleksandr Ershov (196-SG-00, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) posted 15 points in the victory. Russia accumulated a 45:34 halftime lead. They maintained the advantage throughout the second half to race to the victory. Dmitrii Khaldeev (207-C-99) had 14 points and 9 boards in the win. Marko Simonovic (210-C-99) replied with 27 points and 9 boards for Montenegro.

Germany - Turkey 61-70
Turkey beat Germany in the opener. Yigitcan Saybir (201-F-99) delivered 17 points to lead the effort. Turkey accounted for a 26:19 lead after the opening frame. Germany held Turkey to just 7 points in the second quarter to level things up at 33. Turkey went on a 24:14 run in the final quarter to seal the win. Erkin Senel (191-G/F-99) produced 16 points in the victory. Hendrik Drescher (205-C/F-00) and Jonas Mattisseck (193-PG-00) had 11 points each for Germany.

Group B
Serbia - Spain 70-76
Spain held off Serbia for the first win in Group B. Miguel Gonzalez (201-G/F-99) and Josep Puerto (199-F/G-99) provided 16 points each for the winning side. Serbia ensured a 26:10 run at the first break. But Spain managed to recover. They ignited a 66:44 rally in the second half to ice the win. Osas Ehigitor (207-C-99, agency: BeoBasket) had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Spain. Marko Pecarski delivered 21 points and 8 boards for Serbia.

Ukraine - Italy 52-69
Italy thumped Ukraine for the first win in Slovakia. Emanuele Trapani (188-PG-99) came up with 14 points to lead the Azzurri. Italy secured a 35:26 halftime lead. They held Ukraine to just 26 points in the second half to rally to the victory. Guglielmo Caruso (205-PF-99) chipped in 12 points and 10 boards in the win. Andrii Voinalovych (204-F/C-99) responded with 12 points for Ukraine.

Group C
Slovenia - Greece 67-81
Greece outgunned Slovenia in the opener. The Hellenes went on a furious 50:26 run in the first half to clear off. Slovenia slowed their opponents down in the second half but could not avoid the loss. Dimitrios Moraitis (194-PG-99) tallied 24 points, 8 assists and 5 rebounds for Greece. Alfredos Pilavios (194-G-99) netted 16 points in the win. Maksim Gorbachov (192-G-00) replied with 13 points for Slovenia.

Finland - Lithuania 82-62
Finland ensured the opening victory in Slovakia. They bruised Lithuania in Group C. Mikael Jantunen (200-F-00) produced 20 points and 14 rebounds in the win. Finland secured a 37:33 halftime lead. Finland then used a 26:13 run in the fourth term to rally to the victory. Miika Heinonen (193-G-99) tossed in 17 points for the winning side. Lukas Uleckas (197-G/F-99) dropped 14 points for Lithuania.

Group D
Slovakia - Latvia 61-78
Latvia upset Slovakia at the start of the championship. Rainers Hermanovskis (191-G-00) dropped 18 points to lead the charge. Slovakia posted a 19:12 lead after the opening frame. Latvia however bounced back with a 20:7 run in the second term to gain a 32:26 halftime lead. The Baltic team fueled a 19:8 run in the fourth period to ice the win. Davids Atelbauers (182-SG-99) netted 14 points in the victory. Jakub Kadasi (199-SF-99) chipped in 15 points for Slovakia.

France - Bosnia 65-66
Bosnia overcame France in the first game at the championship. Sani Campara (190-G-99) produced 32 points to lead the charge. Bosnia eked out a 34:33 halftime lead. France snatched a 52:51 lead heading into the fourth quarter. But Bosnia held France to just 13 points in the final term and rolled to the victory. Aljosa Jankovic (200-SG-99) had 10 points in the win. Sofiane Briki (193-G-99) provided 13 points for France.




Division B. Day 2 in Tallinn - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Sweden - Albania 84-61
Sweden coasted past Albania for the second consecutive win. Beni Fungula (190-G-99) accounted for 17 points for the Scandinavian team. Sweden ensured a 42:31 halftime advantage. They ignited a 25:10 run in the third term to clear off for good. Felix Lemetti (185-PG-99) dropped 16 points in the victory. Odri Dedolli (192-SG-99) answered with 19 points for Albania.

Holland - United Kingdom 76-87
Great Britain clinched the second straight win in Group A. They outgunned Netherlands today. Jaydon Henry (198-G-99) provided 17 points in the victory. Great Britain accumulated a 45:28 halftime advantage. They stretched the margin at 22-point mark heading into the fourth term and never looked back en route to the win. Oluwasesan Russell (188-G-99) had 12 points and 9 assists for the winners. Calvin Poulina (202-F/C-99) deposited 17 points for Netherlands.

Group B
Georgia - Belarus 63-97
Belarus coasted past Georgia for the second win in a row in Tallinn. David Odiah (195-G/F-00) accounted for 22 points for the winners. Belarus unloaded 55 points in the first half to secure a 23-point halftime advantage. Belarus drained 42 points in the second half to cruise to the win. Dzmitry Ryuny (200-PF-00) chipped in 20 points in the victory. Nika Chechelashvili (196-F-99) provided 16 points for Georgia.

Hungary - Iceland 72-74
Iceland snatched a narrow win over Hungary to improve at 2-0 record in Group B ladder. Sigvaldi Eggersson tallied 18 points for the winning side. Iceland eked out a 35:34 halftime advantage. They went on an 18:17 run in the fourth term to secure a narrow victory. Hilmar Henningsson (194-G-00) and Arnor Sveinsson (195-SG-00) scored 10 points each in the win. Andras Dancsecs (186-SG-00) topscored with 20 points for Hungary.

Bulgaria - Croatia 61-67
Croatia edged Bulgaria to gain 2-0 record in Group B. Domagoj Saric (193-PG-99) delivered 14 points in the victory. Croatia accumulated a 37:26 halftime advantage. Bulgaria narrowed the deficit in the third term. They pulled within five points at the final intermission. Croatia held Bulgaria to only 15 points in the fourth term and marched to the win. Antonio Jordano (191-PG-99, agency: XL Basketball Agency) tossed in 12 points in the victory. Ivan Alipiev (200-F/G-99) produced 15 points for Bulgaria.

Group C
Poland - Azerbaijan 73-47
Poland coasted past Azerbaijan for the second straight win in Tallinn. They accumulated a 34:10 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the win. Adrian Bogucki (213-F/C-99) accounted for 11 points and 16 rebounds in the win. Karol Nowakowski (199-PF-99) had 9 points for Poland. Kamran Mammadov (183-PG-00) notched 17 points for Azerbaijan.

Austria - Romania 53-71
Romania held off Austria for 1-1 record in Group C. Dimitri Georgiadis (202-F-99) produced 18 points in the win. Romania established a 36:32 halftime lead. They held Austria to only 21 points in the second half to roll to the victory. Tudor Fometescu (190-SG-99) had 13 points for the winning side. Luka Brajkovic (206-F/C-99) and Simon Kasparet (190-SF-99) delivered 9 points each for Austria.

Portugal - Israel 64-70
Israel defeated Portugal to gain 2-0 record in Group C. Noam Avivi (201-SF-99) had 15 points to lead the charge. Portugal enjoyed a 21:15 lead after the starting period. But Israel went on a 19:8 run in the second term to open a 34:29 halftime lead. They protected it throughout the second half and marched to the win. Amit Ebo (182-PG-99) tossed in 12 points for Israel. Paulo Caldeira (190-SG-99) had 14 points for Portugal.

Group D
Belgium - FYR Macedonia 85-65
Belgium prevailed against FYR Macedonia for the second consecutive win in Group D. Noel Coleman (185-PG-00) provided 21 points in the victory. Belgium jumped to a 22:12 lead at the first break. They unloaded 46 points in the second half to cruise to the win. Vincent Peeters (199-SF-99) and Giuliano Neri (193-SG-99) posted 14 points apiece in the victory. Valjmir Kakruki (202-C-00) replied with 12 points for FYR Macedonia.

Switzerland - Ireland 72-56
Switzerland held off Ireland for the first victory in Group D. Laurent Zoccoletti (201-SF-99) notched 21 points and 15 rebounds for the Swiss side. Switzerland registered a 38:19 halftime lead. They boosted the margin at 21-point mark at the final break and never looked back en route to the win. Selim Fofana (190-PG-99) had 19 points in the victory. Oisin O'Reilly (188-G-99) knocked down 21 points for Ireland.

Denmark - Estonia 50-82
Estonia eased past Denmark to stay perfect in Group D. Matthias Tass (208-F/C-99) and Robin Kivi scored 14 points each for the hosts. Estonia grabbed a 44:24 halftime advantage. They followed with a 38:26 run in the second half to seal the win. Kristian Kullamae (194-PG-99) netted 11 points in the victory. Tomas Bjarkason (205-F/C-99) was responsible for 12 points in the loss.




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Finnish U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Finnish U18 National Team 2017
#s#
Tomas Pihlajamaki
Pihlajamaki
Tuomo Antikainen
Antikainen
Miika Heinonen
Heinonen
Andre Gustavson
Gustavson
Benjamin Vanninen
Vanninen
#e#5
5Tomas Pihlajamaki 190-G-00 HBA-Marsky Finland
7Tuomo Antikainen 185-PG-99 Munkkiniemen Finland
8Miika Heinonen 193-G-99 Munkkiniemen Finland
9Andre Gustavson 190-SG-99 HBA-Marsky Finland
11Benjamin Vanninen 196-SF-99 HNMKY U23 Finland
12Mikael Jantunen 200-F-00 HBA-Marsky Finland
13Aapeli Syrjamaki 204-C-99 HNMKY U23 Finland
14Aleksi Liukko 208-C-99 HBA-Marsky Finland
15Tuukka Jaakkola 202-C-99 HBA-Marsky Finland
20Eetu Villa 196-F-99 HBA-Marsky Finland
21Ville Tahvanainen 190-G-00 HNMKY U23 Finland

Jyri Lohikoski Head Coach
Jari Nykanen Assistant Helmi Basket Finland
Mikko Tupamaki Assistant Jyvaskyla BA Finland



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  FRANCE  


French U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

French U18 National Team 2017
#s#
Yohan Choupas
Choupas
Tom Wiscart Goetz
Wiscart Goetz
Joshua Mballa
Mballa
Mathis Dossou-Yovo
Dossou-Yovo
Babacar Niasse
Niasse
#e#5
1Yohan Choupas 193-G-00 CFBB France
5Tom Wiscart Goetz 188-PG-99 Antibes France
6Joshua Mballa 198-F-99 Orleans France
7Mathis Dossou-Yovo 202-F/C-00 CFBB France
8Babacar Niasse 194-G/F-00 Chalon France
9Sofiane Briki 193-G-99 ASVEL France
11Olivier Sarr 196-PF-99 CFBB France
13Timothee Bazille 202-C-99 Limoges France
20Ludovic Beyhurst 173-PG-99 Strasbourg France
21Maxime Abah 196-SF-99 Strasbourg France
77Ivan Fevrier 203-F-99 Paris-Levallois France
96Yanik Blanc 188-PG-99 Poitiers France

Frederic Crapez Head Coach
Lamine Kebe Assistant
Andy Thornton-Jones Assistant Poitiers France



Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos sign Perris Blackwell, ex ALS Basket - by Ivan Milenkovic

Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos (LigaA) signed 26-year old American forward Perris Blackwell (205-127kg-91, college: Washington). He played last season at ALS Basket in French NM1 league. In 24 games he had 14.9ppg and 8.0rpg (#5 in the league). A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Blackwell played at Worcester Wolves in British BBL where in 30 games he recorded very remarkable stats: 17.3ppg, 8.5rpg and 1.6apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-British BBL Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Blackwell's team made it to the WCC Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2011 and 2012).
He has played also professionally in Chile (Osorno).
Blackwell attended University of Washington until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

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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Boulogne tabs Diante Watkins, ex Nuernberg - by Eurobasket News

SO Maritime Boulogne (NM1) inked 27-year old American point guard Diante Watkins (174-70kg-90, college: Robert Morris). He played most recently at Nuernberg Falcons BC in German ProA. In 29 games he averaged impressive 17.1ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.7apg and 1.9spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A 3rd Team.
Among other achievements Watkins won MPBA championship title in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Player of the Year award in 2015.
Watkins has played previously professionally in Germany (SC Rist Wedel and Bayer Giants) and PBL (Chicago T.).
He attended Robert Morris College until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

SO Maritime Boulogne roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ralph Temgoua
Diante Watkins
Hugo Dumortier

Forwards:
Mehdi Cheriet
Namory Boundy
Kahlil Thomas

Center:
Adolphe_Michel Jean-Baptiste

Coach: Frederic Brouillaud

By Eurobasket Data Center

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B.A. Walker signs at Saint-Quentin - by Eurobasket News

Saint-Quentin Basket-Ball (NM1) landed 33-year old American guard B.A. Walker (184-82kg-84, college: VCU, agency: Inception Sports). He is not a newcomer in French League as he played most recently at Saint-Chamond in the ProB. In 34 games he averaged 12.9ppg, 2.5rpg and 4.4apg last season. NM1 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Walker played at ALM Evreux (also in ProB) where in 42 games he had 13.7ppg, 3.1rpg and 4.2apg. He helped them to make it to the final and Cup semifinals.
Walker's team won Finnish Cup in 2012.
He is a very experienced player. Walker has played also professionally in Belgium (Liege Basket), Germany (Duesseldorf Baskets), Holland (Rotterdam), Iceland (Keflavik), Israel (Hasharon) and Finland (Kouvot and Joensuun_Kataja).
He attended Virginia Commonwealth University until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Walker is described as: Excellent marksman from the outside. Can play point or shooting guard. Outstanding poise on the floor.

Saint-Quentin Basket-Ball roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
B.A. Walker
Benoit Gillet
Jean-Francois Kebe

Forward:
Desmond Quincy-Jones

Center:
Cheick Soumaoro

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @ChetErvin)

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Bulgaria uses strong second half to beat Republic of Macedonia - by Eurobasket News

Bulgaria overcame Republic of Macedonia 96-74 in Botevgrad. Bulgaria trailed 22-28 at the end of the first period, but then fully dominated the game. They replied with a 20-15 run in the second period to reduce to 42-43. later on Bulgaria posted a 28-19 burst in the third frame and finished the game with a 26-12 surge. Dee Bost (188-PG-89, college: Mississippi St., agency: BeoBasket) stepped up with 17 points, while Chavdar Kostov (195-SG-88, agency: Interperformances) netted 14. Aleksander Vezenkov (206-PF-95) poured in 12 and Stanimir Marinov (192-G-91, agency: Interperformances) scored 11. Jordan Theodore (182-PG-89, college: Seton Hall) and Marjan Janeski scored 14 points each in the losing effort.


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  GERMANY  


Vanoli Cremona lands Kelvin Martin, ex Ludwigsburg - by Eurobasket News

Vanoli Cremona (Serie A2) tabbed 28-year old American swingman Kelvin Martin (195-95kg-89, college: Charleston Southern). He played most recently at MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg in German BBL league, but left the team in Jun.'17. In 29 games he averaged 8.7ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.0apg last season. Martin also played 19 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 11.0ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.3apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals.
His team made it to the German Bundesliga Final Four.
The previous (15-16) season Martin played at Moncada Solar Agrigento (Serie A). In 37 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.9ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.3apg and 2.2spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Italian SerieA2 All-Star Game.
Among other achievements Martin received All-Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2011 and 2012 at his college time.
Martin has played also professionally in Holland (M.Magixx) and Italy (Lucca).
He attended Charleston Southern until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

Vanoli Cremona roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Giulio Gazzotti
Kelvin Martin

Coach: Romeo Sacchetti

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Boulogne tabs Diante Watkins, ex Nuernberg - by Eurobasket News

SO Maritime Boulogne (NM1) inked 27-year old American point guard Diante Watkins (174-70kg-90, college: Robert Morris). He played most recently at Nuernberg Falcons BC in German ProA. In 29 games he averaged impressive 17.1ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.7apg and 1.9spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A 3rd Team.
Among other achievements Watkins won MPBA championship title in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Player of the Year award in 2015.
Watkins has played previously professionally in Germany (SC Rist Wedel and Bayer Giants) and PBL (Chicago T.).
He attended Robert Morris College until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

SO Maritime Boulogne roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ralph Temgoua
Diante Watkins
Hugo Dumortier

Forwards:
Mehdi Cheriet
Namory Boundy
Kahlil Thomas

Center:
Adolphe_Michel Jean-Baptiste

Coach: Frederic Brouillaud

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Maik Zirbes Remains With FC Bayern Munich - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

After having most of the summer contemplating what will happen to Maik Zirbes (208-C-90, agency: BeoBasket), will he continue to wear the red of FC Bayern Munich, or will he go elsewhere, the question mark was finally lifted today as the German club announced that he will remain in Munich. Zirbes is a 27 yera old 208 cm center that started last season with Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Israel-Winner League) playing 9 games averaging 8.3ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.0spg, 2FGP: 51.8%, FT: 63.0%; In the Euroleague he played 15 games averaging 8.1ppg, 3.0rpg, 2FGP: 68.2%, FT: 78.0%, in Jan.'17 moved to FC Bayern Muenchen (BBL): where he played 18 games averaging 8.3ppg, 3.2rpg, FGP: 62.8%, FT: 77.8%; In the Eurocup, he played 3 games averaging 7.7ppg, 3.0rpg. Last season the German big man who won titles in Germany with Brose Bamberg and Crvena Zvezda Telekom Beograd had some memorable games with Maccabi and Munich like three 13 point games in the Euroleage against Milan, Efes and Darussafaka with the Israeli team and with FC Bayern Munich had a 20 point game against teh Telekom Baskets Bonn and a 18 and 10 effort against Rasta Vechta and a 15 point game against Malaga in Eurocup action.

Source:FC Bayern Munich



Matt Reid Continues Basketball Career With The Weser Baskets Bremen - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Matthew Reid (185-PG-84, college: Cameron) will continue his professional basketball career in his second home Germany with the Weser Baskets Bremen in the Pro B. Reid is a 33 year old 185cm point guard that was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and played his whole professional basketball career in Germany having played with teams like Schwelm, GV Waltrop (Germany-Regionalliga), Sarrlouis, SC Rist Wedel, RSV Eintracht Stahnsdorf (Germany-ProB), Rasta Vechta and the Artland Dragons. Last season he played with the Artland Dragons playing 25 games avergaing 11.2ppg, 3.2rpg, Assists-5 (5.6apg), 1.4spg, FGP: 53.8%, 3PT: 31.2%, FT: 94.0%. He bring 118 Pro B games experience to the Weser Baskets and 29 Pro A games.

"We have got a sensation coup. He is a real leader that has unique qualities and can decide games. We have gained immense qualities that his teamamtes will profit from. He has various Pro A offers that he declined. He decided for a real job and didn't have the chance to practice twice a day. He fits perfectly to us in that he didn't want to forgo playing and still wanted to play at a high level. He also wants to learn more about coaching. He has the chance to support the coaching staff and get further experience. It is also a big advantage that he has the German citzenship so we stil have our EU spot. We are happy that we have gained such a great player", added Erkan Sahbaz. Last season the ex Cerritos JC (NJCAA) and Cameron (NCAA2) player scored in double figures in 17 games and had two double doubles. His best scoring games were 19 points against Wurzburg and Wolfenbuettel. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been All-LSC North Division 2nd Team -06, 07, Eurobasket.com German All-Regionalliga West First Team -08, German Regionalliga (West Group) Runner-Up -08, Eurobasket.com All-German Regionalliga South-West Second Team -10, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Honorable Mention -11, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Runner-Up -12, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group North) Regular Season Runner-Up -17.

Source:Weser Baskets Bremen





BBC Coburg Add Matthias Fichtner - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro B team BBC Coburg have bolstered their roster with Matthias Fichtner (199-F-98) Fichtner is a 18 year old 199cm forward that comes from Pro A team Baunach. Last season the young German who will be turning 19 in October had a busy year as he played for three teams with the Baunach Young Pikes (ProA) playing 20 games averaging1.0ppg, he also played at the Regnitztal Baskets (2.Regionalliga) playing 9 games avergaing10.6ppg, and played also for TSV Troester Breitenguessbach U19 team (NBBL) playing 15 games averaging 7.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.7apg, 2PT: 39.4%, 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 56.7%. The Bavarian team rewarded him with a two year deal.

"We want him to come in without pressure, but to find that defined role. It is always a big challenge coming from youth basketball to mens basketball, but I believe in him", stressed head coach Simon Bertram. The German began his career with the Regnitztal Baskets and then moved to the TSV Breitenguessbach junior team (JBBL). In the 2014-2015 season he played with TSV Troester Breitenguessbach (Regionalliga) playing 8 games averaging 3.1ppg, 1.6rpg, played also at the TSV Troester Breitenguessbach U19 team (NBBL). Two seasons ago he got his first taste of Pro A ball with the Baunach Young Pikes (ProA) playing 13 games averaging 1.8ppg, played also at Regnitztal Baskets (2.Regionalliga) playing 9 games averaging 9.8ppg,. He made his Pro A debut at age 16 hitting a three pointer against Trier. "I saw a lot in the Bamberg organization and took a lot with me, but now it was time to leave the comfort zone and find something where I can develop further while getting minutes. BBC Coburg has been successful in the last years, the city lives for the game and the fans are crazy", stressed Matthias Fichtner Awards and achievemnts in his basketball career have been German U16 National Team -14, German JBBL Championships Finalist -14: 24 games: 8.0ppg, 2.9rpg
Citta di Roma International Junior Tournament (Qualifications to ANGT Finals) -15 (Semifinals): 4 games: 1.3ppg, 1.8rpg, and Ciutat de L'Hospitalet International Junior Tournament (Qualifications to ANGT Finals) -16 (Semifinals): 4 games: 2.8ppg, 2PT: 10%, 3PT: 60%.

Source:BBC Coburg



The Telekom Baskets Bonn 2 Team Add Shamar Johnson - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The farm team of the EasyCredit BBL team Telekom Baskets Bonn, Telekom Baskets Bonn 2 team have found an import with Shamar Johnson (201-F-94) Johnson is a 22 year old 201cm forward born in New Haven, Conneticut and will be going into his rookie professional season. He started his basketball career at Pine Forest High School in Pensacola, Florida and then played two seasons at Pensacola JC (JUCO) and as a freshman played 31 games averaging 7.6ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 53.5%, FT: 63.0%. In his second season at Pensacola JC) he played 27 games averaging 9.6ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 48.3%, FT: 64.8. In 2015-2016 he transfered to Loyola Mary (NCAA) playing for ex NBA coach from the Charlotte Bobcats Mike Dunlap and as a junior played 31 games averaging 5.5ppg, 4.2rpg, FGP: 48.1%, FT: 66.1%. In his senior year at Loyola Mary (NCAA), he played 27 games averaging 6.9ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 45.8%, FT: 54.8%.

"In our talks with Shamar we were convinced to have found a young and hungry player that will fit perfect to our team. He is a very open person and despite his youth has had to take a t of responsibilty in his life", stressed Olaf Stolz. Johnson played 58 NCAA games at Loyola Mary scoring in double figures in 14 games. His bests scoring games were against Pepperdine with 18 points, 14 points against Boise State and 13 points against Santa Clara. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been HS Pensacola News Journal Player of the Year -12, 13, HS Class 6A title game -13, Panhandle Conference Co-Champion -14, All-Panhandle Conference 2nd Team -14, FCSAA/FCSAA Region VIII All-Tournament Team -15, and All-Panhandle Conference 1st Team -15.

Source:Telekom Baskets Bonn




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.




Julian Albus Moves To TG S.Oliver Wurzburg - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

According to Tagblatt.de, Julian Albus (192-F-92) will make another move in his basketball career and go from the Pro A Hebeisen White Wings Hanau to the Pro B to TG s.Oliver Wurzburg. He is a 25 year old 192cm guard who played his first BBL game at age 19 with the Walter Tigers Tuebingen against Giessen in the 2011-2012 season and came to 86 BBL games, but was never able to become a house hold name in the top league in Germany. This season the German could have had the opportunity to go back to his former club Tuebingen and be one of the 11-12 roster players while playing mostly for the Regionaliga team. Instead he has decided to play in the Pro B and take a step back and become a leader and importnat player for BBL team s.Oliver Wurzburg farm team and with good results and garner interest again from higher level teams.

Last season the German played for the Hebeisen White Wings Hanau (ProA) playing 22 games averaging 3.2ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.0apg. He was plagued with injuries last season and didn't have many season highlights. He was able to display his talent a few times like when he hit Kirchheim for 16 points or when he scored 10 points against teams Crailsheim and Baunach. He played 31 games for the Walter Tigers Tuebingen in the 2014-2015 season. His best game in the BBL was scoring 15 point against BG Goettingen in only 17 minutes. Other good games were against Braunschweig with nine points and eight points against the Artland Dragons in the 2013-2014 season. Achievements in his basketball career have been German A2 National Team -14-15 and German Regionalliga (South-West Group) Runner-Up -15.



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










German U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

German U18 National Team 2017
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Nils Hassfurther
Hassfurther
Philipp Hadenfeldt
Hadenfeldt
Arne Wendler
Wendler
Badu Buck
Buck
Jonas Mattisseck
Mattisseck
#e#5
4Nils Hassfurther 186-PG-99 Nuernberg Germany
6Philipp Hadenfeldt 188-PG-99 Wuerzburg Germany
7Arne Wendler 198-G-99 Chemnitz Germany
8Badu Buck 196-SG-99 ALBA Berlin II Germany
9Jonas Mattisseck 193-PG-00 ALBA Berlin II Germany
11Niklas Pons 194-SG-99 Fraport SKY II Germany
12Marco Hollersbacher 200-F-00 Phoenix Hagen Germany
13Matthew Meredith 199-F/G-00 Nuernberg Germany
14Philipp Herkenhoff 208-PF-99 Vechta Germany
15Hendrik Drescher 205-C/F-00 ALBA Berlin II Germany
21Fynn Fischer 208-F/C-99 Schwabing Germany
22Aaron Kayser 207-C-99 Chemnitz Germany

Harald Stein Head Coach
Markus Klusemann Assistant
Matthias Sonnenschein Assistant Dragons Germany



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Andreas Kanonidis joins Kolossos H Hotels - by Chris Mammides

Kolossos H Hotels (A1) agreed terms with 26-year old forward Andreas Kanonidis (200-91). He played last season at Doukas in the A2. In 29 games he had 11.0ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.3apg. Kanonidis helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Doxa Lefkadas (also in A2) where in 27 games he recorded 14.0ppg, 9.2rpg (#3 in the league) and 1.1apg. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 Most Improved Player of the Year and named to 3rd Team.
Kanonidis represented Greece at the European Championships U20 in Bilbao (Spain) six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 5.3ppg, 3.1rpg, FGP: 27.3%, 3PT: 30.3%.
Kanonidis has played previously for six other teams: Peristeri GS Athens, Panionios, Ilysiakos, Marousi, Koroivos and Cretan Kings.

Kolossos H Hotels roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Justin Robinson
Steven Gray
Konstantinos Papadakis
Giannis Otheitis
Panagiotis Papadopoulos

Forwards:
Giannis Georgalis
Andreas Kanonidis
Stavros Schizas

Center:
Marvin Jones

Coach: Aris Likogiannis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Greek U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Greek U18 National Team 2017
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Georgios Kalaitzakis
Kalaitzakis
Dimitrios Moraitis
Moraitis
Giorgos Kamperidis
Kamperidis
Panagiotis Kalaitzakis
Kalaitzakis
Georgios Douvlis
Douvlis
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4Georgios Kalaitzakis 198-PG-99 Panathinaikos Greece
5Dimitrios Moraitis 194-PG-99 AEK Athens Greece
6Giorgos Kamperidis 203-G/F-99 Mandraikos Greece
7Panagiotis Kalaitzakis 197-G/F-99 Aris Greece
8Georgios Douvlis 189-G-99
9Alfredos Pilavios 194-G-99 Panathinaikos Greece
10Athanasios Domprogiannis 200-PF-99 Peristeri GS Greece
11Nikos Arsenopoulos 195-PG-00 Olympiacos Greece
12Konstantinos Kampouridis 202-C-99 Doxa Lefkadas Greece
13Vasileios Gargalis 204-F/C-00
14Charis Liounis 210-C-99 Doukas Greece
15Panagiotis Vyrlas 208-PF-99 Promitheas Greece

Georgios Vlassopoulos Head Coach
Georgios Dimos Assistant



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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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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Marcus Posley is a newcomer at Koroivos - by Eurobasket News

ASA Koroivos Amaliadas (A1) added to their roster 23-year old American guard Marcus Posley (185-91kg-94, college: St.Bonaventure). He played last season at Sioux Falls Skyforce (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 47 games he recorded 9.7ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.1apg.
Last year Posley was drafted by Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League) in second round (44th overall).
The former St.Bonaventure University standoutis in his second season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Posley won NJCAA District XI championship title in 2014. He was also voted NABC All-District 4 2nd Team in 2016 at his college time.
Posley has played also professionally in .

ASA Koroivos Amaliadas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alexandros Spyridonidis
Marcus Posley

Forward:
Stathis Papadionysiou

Center:
Yannis Sahpatzidis

Coach: Nikos Kalabakos

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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Olympiacos may tab Jarell Eddie - by Eurobasket News

Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (A1) is targeting 26-year old American guard Jarell Eddie (201-100kg-91, college: Virginia Tech) who played last time at Phoenix Suns in NBA. In 5 games he had 4.8ppg and 1.4rpg last season. Eddie also played that season for another team Windy City Bulls in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 20 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.8ppg, 4.5rpg and 2.0apg.
He won NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas championship title in 2015.
Eddie has played previously professionally in NBA (Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors and Washington Wizards) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs).
He attended Virginia Tech until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
On Eddie: Though undersized, he played a lot at power forward and held his own against much bigger and stronger players. Long, athletic player who can score from the wing. Excellent jump shooter with outstanding range. Has good size and can play inside and outside.

Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vassilis Spanoulis
Brian Roberts
Evangelos Mantzaris
Janis Strelnieks
Vasileios Toliopoulos
Nikos Arsenopoulos
Giorgos Ballis
Giannis Petropoulos

Forwards:
Georgios Printezis
Kim Tillie
Jamel McLean
Kostas Papanikolaou
Ioannis Papapetrou
Dimitrios Agravanis
Antreas Tsoumanis

Centers:
Giorgos Bogris
Nikola Milutinov

Coach: Giannis Sfairopoulos

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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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Netherlands outscore Ukraine in Trentino - by Eurobasket News

Netherlands outscore Ukraine in Trentino to enter the Final of the friendly tournament in Italy. The Dutch side posted a 23-13 lead in the start and had 7 points advantage at the halftime. Ukraine tried hard to recover and managed to pull back in the second half. They won the last quarter 20-18, but reduced to final 5 points.
Yannick Franke (194-G-96) stepped up with 20 points and Charlon Kloof (190-G-90, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe) nailed 11. Ruslan Otverchenko (192-SG-90, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) ended up with 15 points and Olexandr Mishula (192-SG-92) netted 10 in a loss.



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Sarlija is back at PVSK Pannon - by Eurobasket News

PVSK Pannonpower Pecs (A Division) agreed terms with 28-year old Croatian center Marino Sarlija (207-89, agency: PEPI SPORT). It is actually his comeback to Pecs as he has played here before. Sarlija played last season at BSC Raiffeisen Furstenfeld Panthers in Austrian A Bundesliga. In 30 games he had 14.5ppg, 7.7rpg and 2.0apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Austrian League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season Sarlija played at KK Zagreb in Croatian A1 where in 31 games he recorded 6.8ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.4apg. He also played 5 games in Alpe-Adria-Cup where he averaged 8.6ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.6apg and 1.0spg.
Sarlija's team made it to the Alpe Adria Cup Final Four in 2016.
He represented Croatia at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 8.6ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 59.0%, FT: 56.0%.
Sarlija has played previously professionally in Croatia (KK_Zadar, Slavonski Brod, Jazine and Borik Puntamika) and FYR Macedonia (Kumanovo).

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 Ban (185-G-95, agency: Octagon Europe)

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



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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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  ISRAEL  


Israel pip Romania in Bucharest - by Eurobasket News

Israel pip Romania in Bucharest 83:73. The guests grabbed a 22-15 lead at the end of the first period and added a 24-23 rally in the second frame. Both teams scored 18 points each in the third quarter, while Israel closed the game with a 19-17 run.
Yogev Ohayon (189-PG-87) and Bar Timor (190-PG-92, agency: Avi Zilberman) scored 11 points each in a win, whilst Guy Pnini (200-SF-83) added 10. Andrei Mandache (191-G/F-87) replied with 18 points for the Romanian side. Alexandru Olah (213-C-93, college: Northwestern) poured in 13, while Watson and Titus Nicoara nailed 9 apiece.



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  ITALY  


Virtus Bologna keeps Lawson for another season - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted Virtus Segafredo Bologna (Serie A) re-signed 29-year old American center Kenny Lawson (207-121kg-88, college: Creighton). He was a team leader there last season. In 40 Serie A2 games he had very impressive stats: 18.6ppg and 8.0rpg. Lawson helped them to win the Serie A2 title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 Center of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Ambalt Recanati (also in Serie A2) where in 30 games he was fourth best scorer with remarkable 20.4ppg and averaged 10.6rpg (leader !!!). A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Italian SerieA2 All-Star Game.
Lawson is quite experienced player. He has played in five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Lawson has played previously professionally in China (Monkey Kings), Israel (Bnei Hasharon, Hasharon and Ironi Nahariya), Korea (Samsung Thunders), Spain (Leche Rio Breogan) and NBA G League (Iowa Energy).
He attended Creighton University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Moncalieri inks Flavio Comollo - by Eurobasket News

PMS Moncalieri/San Mauro (Serie B) agreed terms with 20-year old guard Flavio Comollo (192-97) from Ambrosia Lions Bisceglie. But in 12 Serie B games he had just 1.3ppg last season.
Comollo's team was Runner-Up of Serie B Group D Regular Season 2017.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Napoli Cuore tabs Tommaso Ingrosso - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer Cuore Napoli Basket inked 25-year old forward Tommaso Ingrosso (206-85kg-92, college: W.Texas CC). He played most recently at Urania Milano in the Serie B. In 30 games he averaged 8.6ppg and 4.6rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Ingrosso played at Juvecaserta (Serie A). But in 9 games he had just 0.6ppg.
His team won Italian Nazionale A Division South-East Regular Season in 2012.
Ingrosso represented Italy at the European Championships U16 in Italy nine years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 12.0ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.8spg, FGP: 52.8%, 3PT: 31.3%, FT: 73.1%.
Ingrosso has played previously for three other teams: Mens Sana 1871 Siena, Chieti and Cassino.
He attended Western Texas College until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Ingrosso's game is described as: A talented guard in a forward body. Passes the ball well, sees the court and runs it like a 6-0 player. Needs to improve his athletic skills and to develop his game, has an immense upside in any position he will decide to play.

Cuore Napoli Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roberto Maggio
Matteo Fioravanti
Kerry Carter
Bruno Mascolo

Forwards:
Tommaso Ingrosso
Stefan Nikolic
Mattia Mastroianni

Center:
Hrvoje Vucic

Coach: Ciccio Ponticiello

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Vanoli Cremona lands Kelvin Martin, ex Ludwigsburg - by Eurobasket News

Vanoli Cremona (Serie A2) tabbed 28-year old American swingman Kelvin Martin (195-95kg-89, college: Charleston Southern). He played most recently at MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg in German BBL league, but left the team in Jun.'17. In 29 games he averaged 8.7ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.0apg last season. Martin also played 19 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 11.0ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.3apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals.
His team made it to the German Bundesliga Final Four.
The previous (15-16) season Martin played at Moncada Solar Agrigento (Serie A). In 37 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.9ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.3apg and 2.2spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Italian SerieA2 All-Star Game.
Among other achievements Martin received All-Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2011 and 2012 at his college time.
Martin has played also professionally in Holland (M.Magixx) and Italy (Lucca).
He attended Charleston Southern until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

Vanoli Cremona roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Giulio Gazzotti
Kelvin Martin

Coach: Romeo Sacchetti

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Simone Manzo joins Scauri - by Eurobasket News

Basket Scauri (Serie B) agreed terms with 19-year old point guard Simone Manzo (180-98). He has played for the last two seasons at Alfa Omega Roma in the Serie C Gold.
Manzo helped his team to make it to the Serie C Gold Group Lazio Final in 2017.

Basket Scauri roster for 2017-2018:

Andrea Longobardi
Vinzent Okon
Federico Casoni
Simone Manzo
Vincenzo Provenzani

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Svendborg inks Mike Moore, ex Civitavecchia - by Eurobasket News

Svendborg Rabbits (Ligaen) agreed terms with 23-year old American forward Mike Moore (203-93kg-94, college: Mount Olive, agency: Mansfield and Associates). He played last season at Ste.Mar '90 Civitavecchia in Italian Serie C Gold. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
Moore was voted All-ConferenceCarolinas 3rd Team in 2016 at his college time.
Moore graduated from Mount Olive College in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

Svendborg Rabbits roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rasmus Christensen
Mikkel Plannthin
Mathias Kelly
Sebastian Petersen
Terrell Harris
Ole Jensen

Forwards:
Harding NaNa
Claus Magaard
Mike Moore
Tomas Bjarkason

Center:
Jacob Enevold_Jensen

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @marcocalise)

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Mens Sana 1871 Siena signs Elston Turner - by Eurobasket News

Mens Sana 1871 Siena (Serie A2) signed 27-year old American guard Elston Turner (195-96kg-90, college: Texas A&M). He has played for the last two seasons at Vanoli Cremona in Serie A. However his team was relegated to Serie A2. In 30 games he had 10.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.9apg and 1.2spg last season. Serie A2 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Turner helped them to make it to the Supercup semifinals.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Turner's team made it to the Italian Cup Final Four for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). He was also voted USBWA All-District VII 1st Team back in 2013 at his college time.
Turner has played previously professionally also in France (Chalon/Saor) and Italy (VL Pesaro and Enel Brindisi).
He attended Texas A&M University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.
Turner could be described: A quality scorer with winning mentality and great personality. Has a big body that enables him to play at the 3 position, but is a typical SG who knows how to create his own shot.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Catania Alfa adds Florio to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Polisportiva Alfa Catania (Serie C Silver) added to their roster 21-year old swingman Alessandro Florio (195-96). He played last season at Zannella Basket Cefalu in Serie B. However his team was relegated to Serie C Gold. In 27 Serie B games he recorded 3.6ppg and 1.6rpg. Serie C Silver will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Florio played at Pallacanestro San Michele Maddaloni (also in Serie B) where in 26 games he averaged 7.0ppg and 2.6rpg.
He has played previously for Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Isernia inks Domenico Antonicelli - by Eurobasket News

Il Globo Basket Isernia (Serie B) agreed terms with 20-year old point guard Domenico Antonicelli (186-97) from the junior team of Proger BLS Chieti.
The previous (15-16) season Antonicelli was tested by Planet Basket Catanzaro (Serie A2).
He has played previously for Francavilla.

Il Globo Basket Isernia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ferdinando Smorra
Domenico Antonicelli

Forward:
Fabio Riccio

Centers:
Klaudio Patani
Stefano Saletti

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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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cagliari Academy tabs Marcus Keene - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer Cagliari Dinamo Academy inked 22-year old American point guard Marcus Keene (180-73kg-95). He just graduated from Cent.Michigan (NCAA).
As mentioned above Keene is just out of the college and it is his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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Italian U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Italian U18 National Team 2017
#s#
Emanuele Trapani
Trapani
Omar Dieng
Dieng
Mattia Palumbo
Palumbo
Alessandro Pajola
Pajola
Alessandro Buffo
Buffo
#e#5
4Emanuele Trapani 188-PG-99 Scafati Italy
5Omar Dieng 204-F-00 Verona Italy
6Mattia Palumbo 196-SG-00 Roma S.Azzurra Italy
7Alessandro Pajola 195-PG-99 Virtus Bologna Italy
8Alessandro Buffo 193-PG-99 Moncalieri Italy
9Federico Bonacini 190-PG-99 Grissin Bon RE Italy
10Guglielmo Caruso 205-PF-99 Moncalieri Italy
11Federico Miaschi 194-G-00 Umana VE Italy
12Michele Serpilli 203-PF-99 VL Pesaro Italy
13Michele Ebeling 205-PF-99 Banco di Srd Italy
18Federico Zampini 190-SG-99 Roseto Italy
19Alessandro Vigori 210-C-99 Grissin Bon RE Italy

Andrea Capobianco Head Coach
Vincenzo Di Meglio Assistant Moncalieri Italy
Luciano Nunzi Assistant Rieti Italy



Scandone Avellino keeps Fesenko for another season - by Eurobasket News

Scandone Avellino (Serie A) re-signed 31-year old Ukrainian international center Kyrylo Fesenko (216-131kg-86). He played there last season. In 33 Serie A games he averaged 11.8ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.0bpg. Fesenko helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention. Fesenko also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 9.7ppg and 8.1rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Fesenko played at Monaco in French ProA. In two games he recorded just 2.0ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.0bpg. The other team Fesenko played that season for was MIA-Red October Cantu (previous name AV Cantu). In 13 Serie A games he got 12.8ppg, 8.7rpg, 1.0apg and 2.1bpg. He also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got impressive 15.3ppg, 9.0rpg and 1.0apg. Another team Fesenko played that season for was Lokomotiv in Russian league. In 10 Euroleague games he got 6.1ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.1apg. He also played 9 games in VTB United League where he got 5.7ppg and 3.8rpg.
In 2007 Fesenko was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (38th overall).
Among other achievements he won NBA Northwest Division championship title in 2008. Fesenko received also Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Center of the Year award in 2015.
He has been also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. Fesenko has regularly played for Ukrainian senior team since 2005 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2005.
He represented Ukraine at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 8.3ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.2apg, Blocks-4 (1.5bpg), FGP: 58.8%, FT: 47.6%.
Fesenko is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Poland (Slask), NBA (Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves and Indiana Pacers), Russia (Avtodor), Ukraine (BC Donetsk) and NBA G League (Canton Charge and Delaware 87ers).
Let's have closer look into Fesenko's outlook: A very talented seven footer who has perimeter skills, jump shooting ability and is very strong inside. He is an aggressive shot blocker and rebounder with enormous upside potential.
He needs yet to refine his game, especially at the offensive end
.

Scandone Avellino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ariel Filloy
Jason Rich
Bruno Fitipaldo
Dezmine Wells

Forwards:
Maarten Leunen
Salvatore Parlato
Andrea Zerini
Thomas Scrubb

Center:
Kyrylo Fesenko

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Barcellona lands Flavio Gay - by Eurobasket News

Basket Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (Serie B) landed 19-year old guard Flavio Gay (183-98) from Gessi Valsesia Basket. In 28 Serie B games he averaged 6.4ppg and 2.2rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Gay played at College (Serie C Gold).
He represented Italy at the 3x3 U18 World Championship (Bronze Medal) last year.

Basket Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Daniele Grilli
Michael Teghini
Flavio Gay

Forward:
Fabio Stefanini

Center:
Luca Pedrazzani

Coach: Massimo Friso

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Italy demolish Belarus at the Trentino Basket Cup 2017 - by Eurobasket News

Italy demolished Belarus at the Trentino Basket Cup 2017 to enter the Final against Holland. Italy posted a confident 96-36 win as Luigi Datome (203-F-87) scored 14 points.
Italy was too good for the opponent from the first minutes of the game and took a 28-13 lead after 10 minutes. They added a narrow 12-9 run for a 40-22 halftime advantage. Moreover Italy won the third quarter 29-5 and finished the game with a 27-9 surge.
Riccardo Cervi (215-C-91) scored 11 points, whilst Marco Belinelli (196-G-86), Ariel Filloy (189-PG-87, agency: Interperformances), Danilo Gallinari (208-SF-88) and Stefano Tonut (194-G/F-93) each added 10. Vitali Liutych (198-SG-92) answered with 14 points in the losing effort.



Elia Bravi joins Porto S.Elpidio - by Eurobasket News

Malloni Basket Porto S.Elpidio (Serie B) agreed terms with 19-year old guard Elia Bravi (98) from Benedetto XIV Cento. But in 5 Serie B games he had just 0.4ppg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Bravi played at Bertinoro (Serie C Gold).

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

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

Coach: Massimiliano Domizioli

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Simone Gatti agreed terms with Palestrina - by Eurobasket News

Citysightseeing Palestrina (Serie B) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 35-year old forward Simone Gatti (202-82) from Campli Basket. In 32 Serie B games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.4apg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B Honorable Mention.
Gatti played in the final of Italian Serie B in 2016.
He has spent his entire career in Italy playing for six other teams: Napoli Megaride, Chieti, FCM Ferentino, Napoli Basket, Lecco and Montegrano.
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Palestrina.
The scouts decsribe him following way: An experienced PF who has shooting range even behind the 3pts arc. Not afraid to bang inside, he gives his best when he can go out to shot.

Citysightseeing Palestrina roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andrea Barsanti
Gianmarco Rossi

Forwards:
Simone Gatti
Gianluca Lulli
Bruno Duranti

Centers:
Njegos Visnjic
Alessandro Paesano

Coach: Gianluca Lulli

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Oleggio lands Marco Corti - by Eurobasket News

Oleggio Magic Basket (Serie B) landed 19-year old center Marco Corti (203-98) from the junior team of Rimadesio Desio. Corti has played there for the last three years. But in only one Serie B game he did not score anything and had only 2 rebounds.

Oleggio Magic Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Forwards:
Edoardo Gallazzi
Alessandro Spatti
Matteo Lo_Biondo
Marco Calzavara

Centers:
Marco Corti
Stefano Colombo

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Beatrice comes back to Salerno - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Virtus Arechi Salerno added to their roster 27-year old guard Ernesto Beatrice (180-90). It is actually his comeback to Salerno as he has played here before. Beatrice played last season at Sarno Nuova in Italian Serie C Silver. He also played that season for Basket Sarno (also in Serie C Silver).
Beatrice has played previously for two other teams: Giugliano and Scafati Cesarano.

Virtus Arechi Salerno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Onorio Petrazzuoli
Ernesto Beatrice
Marco Cucco

Forward:
Gianmarco Leggio

Centers:
Paolo Paci
Riccardo Bartolozzi

Coach: Antonio Paternoster

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Manfredonia signs Fabio Sansone - by Eurobasket News

A.D.B. Giuseppe Angel Manfredonia (Serie C Silver) signed 21-year old point guard Fabio Sansone (174-96). He played last season at Pallacanestro San Michele Maddaloni in Serie B. However his team was relegated to Serie C Gold. In 27 Serie B games he had 10.8ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.6apg. Serie C Silver will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Sansone played at Scafati Cesarano (also in Serie B) where in 16 games he recorded 3.8ppg and 1.1apg.
His team made it to the U17 Championships Semifinals in 2013.
Sansone has played previously for Roma Virtus.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LATVIA  


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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Latvian U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Latvian U18 National Team 2017
#s#
Davids Atelbauers
Atelbauers
Edgars Kaufmanis
Kaufmanis
Maris Ramanis
Ramanis
Niks Niklavs Visnevics
Visnevics
Kristaps Vitolins
Vitolins
#e#5
4Davids Atelbauers 182-SG-99 BK Ogre Latvia
5Edgars Kaufmanis 185-SG-99 Valmiera Latvia
6Maris Ramanis 206-C-00 Valmiera Latvia
7Niks Niklavs Visnevics 194-G-99 LU/BS Riga Latvia
8Kristaps Vitolins 186-G-99 Riga/Ridzene Latvia
9Anrijs Miska 203-F-00 Viten Fuen. Spain
10Rainers Hermanovskis 191-G-00 VEF skola Latvia
11Armands Berkis 205-C-00 BJBS Riga Latvia
12Niks Salenieks 180-G-00 DSN/SB Latvia
13Davids Viksne 191-PG-00 Valmiera Latvia
14Gustavs Karlis Kampuss 180-PG-99 Riga/Ridzene Latvia
15Francis Gustavs Lacis 200-F-99 VEF skola Latvia

Uvis Helmanis Head Coach Valmiera Latvia
Raimonds Feldmanis Assistant VEF Riga Latvia
Kristaps Petrovs Assistant Calgary Canada



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  LITHUANIA  


Lithuanian U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Lithuanian U18 National Team 2017
#s#
Arnas Velicka
Velicka
Tadas Vaiciunas
Vaiciunas
Lukas Uleckas
Uleckas
Ignas Sargiunas
Sargiunas
Ernestas Jonkus
Jonkus
#e#5
1Arnas Velicka 192-PG-99 FC Barcelona II Spain
3Tadas Vaiciunas 200-SF-99 Perlas-MRU Lithuania
5Lukas Uleckas 197-G/F-99 Zalgiris II Lithuania
7Ignas Sargiunas 193-SG-99 Zalgiris II Lithuania
8Ernestas Jonkus 186-G-99 Neptunas-2 Lithuania
9Julius Daugela 193-SG-99 Sabonio Lithuania
10Vitalijus Kozys 200-SF-99 Palanga Lithuania
18Grantas Vasiliauskas 204-PF-99 Zalgiris II Lithuania
21Erikas Venskus 203-C-00 Birzai Lithuania
23Elvis Juozaitis 199-F/C-99 Zalgiris II Lithuania
32Lukas Kisunas 206-C-99 Brewster Academy USA
34Danielius Lavrinovicius 206-SF-99 Ludwigsburg Germany

Gediminas Petrauskas Head Coach Juventus Lithuania
Donatas Velicka Assistant KM-Aisciai 99 Lithuania



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  LUXEMBOURG  


Pertevniyal inks Manny Atkins, ex Contern - by Eurobasket News

Pertevniyal Genclik Istanbul (TBL) agreed terms with 26-year old American swingman Manny Atkins (198-93kg-91, college: Georgia State). He played last season at Contern in Luxembourg Total League. In 28 games he had very impressive stats: 22.9ppg, 10.6rpg, 2.7apg and 2.0spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com Luxembourg League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Atkins played at Boca Juniors in Argentinian LigaA where in 18 games he recorded 8.0ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.1spg.
Three years ago Atkins was drafted by Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League) in second round (34th overall).
The former Georgia State staris in his fourth season in pro basketball.
Atkins has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
His team won Sun Belt Regular Season in 2014.
Atkins has played previously professionally in Argentina (Estudiantes Concordia) and NBA G League (Grand Rapids Drive).
On Atkins: Talented wing with good shooting and scoring ability.

Pertevniyal Genclik Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Adem Oren
Reha Oz
Oguzhan Sungur
Manny Atkins
Hamit Sezaver
Huseyin Akin Kandemir
Mehmet Ata Evren
Ugur Hortum

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  MALAYSIA  


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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  MEXICO  


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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  MONTENEGRO  


Montenegrin U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Montenegrin U18 National Team 2017
#s#
Bogdan Bojic
Bojic
Danilo Brnovic
Brnovic
Pavle Titic
Titic
Vuk Popovic
Popovic
Andrija Slavkovic
Slavkovic
#e#5
4Bogdan Bojic 201-F-99 Sutjeska Montenegro
6Danilo Brnovic 200-F-00 Canarias Bball Ac. Spain
7Pavle Titic 182-PG-00 FC Barcelona Spain
9Vuk Popovic 190-PG-99 KK Junior Montenegro
10Andrija Slavkovic 199-F/G-99 Lovcen Montenegro
11Marko Simonovic 210-C-99 Mens Sana 1871 Italy
12Nikola Vujovic 189-G-99 Lovcen Montenegro
13Jakov Milosevic 204-C-99 Faenza Italy
14Marko Vujicic 195-F/G-00 KK Podgorica Montenegro
15Janko Cepic 200-PF-99 Mens Sana 1871 Italy
20Nikola Zizic 208-C-00 FC Barcelona II Spain
21Goran Miladinovic 205-C-99 Napoli Felix Italy

Nebojsa Bogavac Head Coach
Miroslav Jankovic Assistant
Rajko Krivokapic Assistant Teodo Tivat Montenegro



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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



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  NBA  


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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Blue comes back to LA Lakers - by Eurobasket News

Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old shooting guard Vander Blue (196-91kg-92, college: Marquette). It is actually his comeback to the Lakers as he has played here before. Blue played most recently at Los Angeles D-Fenders. In 50 NBA G League games he recorded very impressive stats: 24.9ppg, 5.1rpg, 3.0apg and 1.6spg last season.
He won D-League Pacific Division championship title. Blue was selected to D-League All-Star Game in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
The previous (2016) summer Blue was tested by Guangxi Rhinos in Chinese NBL where in only one game he had also remarkable stats: 30 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in 2016 season.
Blue has never been drafted by the NBA.
Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Blue has played previously professionally in Israel (Maccabi Rishon), other NBA teams (Chicago Bulls, of courseLA Lakers and Washington Wizards) and other NBA G League teams (Salt Lake City Stars and Delaware 87ers).
He attended Marquette University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Los Angeles Lakers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vander Blue
Tyler Ennis
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Alex Caruso

Forward:
Thomas Bryant

Coach: Luke Walton

By Eurobasket Data Center

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The Kings sign JaKarr Sampson - by Eurobasket News

Sacramento Kings (NBA) signed 24-year old forward JaKarr Sampson (206-97kg-93, college: St.John's). He played last season at Iowa Energy. In 47 NBA G League games he had very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.3apg.
Sampson ended the previous (2015-16) season at the Nuggets where in 26 NBA games he recorded 5.2ppg and 2.3rpg. But the most of that year he spent at the 76ers. In 47 NBA games he averaged 5.1ppg and 2.7rpg.
Sampson has never been drafted by the NBA. Sampson was selected to D-League All-Star Game in 2017.
He won National Prep championship title in 2012.
He has played previously for Delaware 87ers.
Sampson attended St. John's University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
He could be described: A long, athletic, slashing scorer ... a noted shot-blocker and prolific offensive and defensive rebounder.

Sacramento Kings roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
George Hill
Bogdan Bogdanovic
Frank Mason_III

Forward:
JaKarr Sampson

Center:
Jack Cooley

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  NBLCANADA  


Halifax Hurricanes keep Zimmerman for another season - by Eurobasket News

Halifax Hurricanes (NBL Canada) re-signed 26-year old American guard Ta'Quan Zimmerman (187-91kg-91, college: Monroe CC). He played there last season. In 43 NBL Canada games he recorded 10.0ppg, 2.7rpg and 3.0apg. Zimmerman helped them to win the NBL Atlantic Division title.
Last year (three years after he left the college) Zimmerman was drafted by Halifax Hurricanes (NBL Canada) in first round (10th overall).
He attended Monroe Community College (JUCO) until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Zimmerman received All-Canada West 1st Team award back in 2014.
He has played previously professionally also in NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Al Stewart joins Moncton Miracles - by Eurobasket News

Moncton Miracles (NBL Canada) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old American point guard Al Stewart (178-79kg-83, college: Drake) from Island Storm. In 49 NBL Canada games in Canada he had 10.2ppg, 4.5rpg, 4.4apg and 1.5spg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Stewart played at Riptide where in three CIS games he recorded 4.3ppg, 1.0rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of NBL Canada for two years in a row (2013 and 2014). Stewart was also voted USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Defensive Player of the Year back in 2012 and 2013.
He is quite experienced player. Stewart has played also professionally in WBA (Conyers CK), PBL (Vermont FH) and ABA (Corning B.).
He is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league on the market.
Stewart attended Drake University until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.
On Stewart: Stewart, a 5'10" speedster who is widely regarded as the fastest player ever to come out of Drake University, averaged 16.7 points, 7.6 assists, 6.1 rebounds, and 3.8 steals per game last season for the Millrats. What's even more impressive is that Stewart managed to score nearly seventeen points per game while sharing the backcourt with the ABA's Most Valuable Player, Anthony Anderson, and yet still made the other players around him better.
Al was another one of the super quick PG. He was probably the most athletic of the bunch and was excellent in transition. He is also a great defensive player who would make a quality European team happy
.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nblcanada)

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  NCAA1  


Patrick Ewing wins solid recruiting battle for Georgetown by landing four-star Jamarko Pickett - by Eurobasket News

Georgetown received some positive momentum on the recruiting trail on Friday as Class of 2017 four-star forward JaMarko Pickett (6'8''-PF) pledged to the Hoyas. Originally an Ole Miss commit who received his release during the middle of July, Pickett is a consensus top-100 prospect and a major grab for the Hoyas and head coach Patrick Ewing Jr. for next season. Once Pickett opted to open up his recruitment, he took official visits to see Georgetown and Maryland - two schools that are local for the D.C. native - and the Hoyas ended up winning the battle. The 6-foot-9 Pickett is a long and athletic wing forward who should have a chance to earn immediate minutes at Georgetown next season. This is a really solid get for Ewing and the Hoyas, as they needed to get an impact guy who could develop into a potential all-league threat.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



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  NEW ZEALAND  


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




China overwhelms New Zealand in 2017 Men's International Basketball Championship - by Eurobasket News

Team Blue of the Chinese men's national squad crushed New Zealand 77-53 at the 2017 Kunshan Men's International Basketball Championship here on Saturday.
Ailun Guo (192-SF-93) and Han Dejun (215-C-89) each socored 13 points for China, Zhou Peng (210-F-89) finished with 10 points and 4 steals. New Zealand committed a staggering 31 turnovers and none of their players scored in double figures.
"We just concluded our training camp in Australia and New Zealand, and our players are exhausted and some of them have a cold right now. I think we played very well in the match except the 3-pointers shooting," said Du Feng , head coach of the Team Blue.
Han Dejun opened the match with six points in-a-row, helping China lead 22-10 in the first quarter, and heading into the second half with a lead of 15 points.
After New Zealand cut it to six points with a 10-0 run midway through the third, China's Ren JunFei (203-F/C-90) and Zhou Peng stepped forward with their jumpers to put the game away again and New Zealand never recovered from.
China will play against Angola, who beat Lithuania in the late match, on Sunday.
Courtesy of: xinhuanet.com



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  NIGERIA  


Oostende adds Jekiri to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Telenet BC Oostende (Euromillions League) added to their roster 23-year old Nigerian center Tonye Jekiri (213-111kg-94, college: Miami, FL). He played last season at Bandirma Kirmizi in Turkish TBL league. In 34 games he recorded 10.6ppg, 8.8rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1spg.
Jekiri has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team was regular season runner-up in ACC in 2016. Jekiri was also voted ACC All-Defensive Team in 2015 and 2016 at his college time.
Jekiri graduated from University of Miami, Florida in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Can play with his back to the basket or step out for a 10-12-foot shot … Runs the floor like a guard and has an unstoppable motor.

Telenet BC Oostende roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dusan Djordjevic
Elias Lasisi
D.J. Newbill

Forwards:
Jean Salumu
Javon McCrea
Chase Fieler
Vincent Kesteloot
Luka Kotrulja
Tim Lambrecht

Center:
Tonye Jekiri

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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. Romeo, Globalport28.0 
 5. Hill, Star Hotshots28.0 
 6. Fuller, NLEX R.27.0 
 7. Weatherspoon, Rain o.25.0 
 8. Durham, Meralco .23.7 
 9. Craig, TNT K.21.0 
 10. Pringle, Globalport21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Allen DURHAM
  Meralco .
  (198-F/C-88)
  Avg: 22.7
 1. Durham, Meralco .22.7 
 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. Craig, TNT K.13.0 
 8. Erram, Blackwater12.0 
 9. Cummings, KIA P.11.0 
 10. Hill, Star Hotshots11.0 
Assists Per Game
 Michael CRAIG
  TNT K.
  (196-G/F-91)
  Avg: 12
 1. Craig, TNT K.12.0 
 2. Pringle, Globalport7.0 
 3. Durham, Meralco .7.0 
 4. Abundo, Star H.7.0 
 5. Amer, Meralco .6.3 
 6. Newsome, Meralco .5.7 
 7. Aguilar, B.Ginebra5.0 
 8. Romeo, Globalport5.0 
 9. Banchero, Alaska A.5.0 
 10. Ross, SM Beermen5.0 
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. Norwood, Rain o.2.5 
 4. Abundo, Star H.2.0 
 5. Brownlee, B.Gin.2.0 
 6. Cabagnot, SM Be.2.0 
 7. Jazul, Phoenix2.0 
 8. Castro-W., TNT K.2.0 
 9. Anthony, Globalport2.0 
 10. Alolino, Phoenix2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 John Paul ERRAM
  Blackwater
  (203-F/C-89)
  Avg: 4
 1. Erram, Blackwater4.0 
 2. Craig, TNT K.3.0 
 3. Abueva, Alaska Aces3.0 
 4. Slaughter, B.Gin.3.0 
 5. Washington, Rain o.2.0 
 6. Fuller, NLEX R.2.0 
 7. Al-Hussaini, NLEX R.2.0 
 8. Phelps, Phoenix1.5 
 9. Henton, Alaska Aces1.3 
 10. Yeo, Meralco Bolts1.0 



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  POLAND  


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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  PUERTO RICO  


BSN Round 1 of Finals. Quebradillas post opening victory - by Eurobasket News

Quebradillas - Arecibo 96-89

Quebradillas outgunned Arecibo in the championship series opener. The game without a history. Piratas led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Tu Holloway (182-89, college: Xavier) who helped to win the game recording 31 points and 8 assists. The former international Michael Rosario (190-90, college: Florida) contributed with 22 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. Nigerian power forward Chinemelu Elonu (206-87, college: Texas A&M) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 16 rebounds and the former international point guard Denis Clemente (183-86, college: Kansas St.) added 20 points in the effort for Capitanes. Five Piratas and four Capitanes players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Quebradillas: T.Holloway 31+2reb+8ast, M.Rosario 22+1ast, J.Mojica 13+6reb+2ast, J.Bryan Diaz 11+7reb+2ast, W.Daniels 10+5reb+2ast, A.Carmona 6+6reb
Arecibo: D.Clemente 20+2reb+3ast, D.Huertas 18+2reb+2ast, C.Elonu 17+16reb+2ast, W.Hodge 15+1reb+5ast, A.Alamo 9+7reb+2ast, D.Jefferson 6+7reb+1ast
gschID: 552815





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  ROMANIA  


Israel pip Romania in Bucharest - by Eurobasket News

Israel pip Romania in Bucharest 83:73. The guests grabbed a 22-15 lead at the end of the first period and added a 24-23 rally in the second frame. Both teams scored 18 points each in the third quarter, while Israel closed the game with a 19-17 run.
Yogev Ohayon (189-PG-87) and Bar Timor (190-PG-92, agency: Avi Zilberman) scored 11 points each in a win, whilst Guy Pnini (200-SF-83) added 10. Andrei Mandache (191-G/F-87) replied with 18 points for the Romanian side. Alexandru Olah (213-C-93, college: Northwestern) poured in 13, while Watson and Titus Nicoara nailed 9 apiece.



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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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Russian U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Russian U18 National Team 2017
#s#
Aleksandr Sinebabnov
Sinebabnov
Dmitriy Gusenkov
Gusenkov
Alexandr Khomenko
Khomenko
Ivan Evstigneev
Evstigneev
Dmitrii Khaldeev
Khaldeev
#e#5
5Aleksandr Sinebabnov 201-SF-00
6Dmitriy Gusenkov 184-G-99 Samara-2 Russia
7Alexandr Khomenko 190-G-99 CSKA Russia
8Ivan Evstigneev 193-F/G-99
11Dmitrii Khaldeev 207-C-99 CSKA Russia
12Sergei Tkachenko 201-F-99
13Daniil Kasatkin 193-PG-99 Mountain Mission USA
17Vladislav Sharapov 198-C-99 Zenit-2 Russia
22Aleksandr Ershov 196-SG-00 CSKA-2 Russia
23Andrei Savrasov 194-SG-00 CSKA Russia
32Yuriy Umrikhin 191-G-99 CSKA-2 Russia
35Alexander Shashkov 206-C-00 Khortytsia Ukraine

Igor Grachev Head Coach Samara-2 Russia
Mikhail Solovyev Assistant Khimky-2 Russia
Sergey Tatarovich Assistant



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  SERBIA  


Serbian U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Serbian U18 National Team 2017
#s#
Nikola Miskovic
Miskovic
Balsa Koprivica
Koprivica
Stefan Momirov
Momirov
Aleksa Uskokovic
Uskokovic
Vuk Vulikic
Vulikic
#e#5
1Nikola Miskovic 207-G/F-99 Mega Bemax U19 Serbia
3Balsa Koprivica 211-C-00 Windermere Prep USA
4Stefan Momirov 195-G-99 Crvena Zv. U19 Serbia
5Aleksa Uskokovic 194-G-99 Crvena Zv. U19 Serbia
7Vuk Vulikic 187-G-99 Dynamic BG Serbia
8Filip Petrusev 206-F-00 Avon Old Farms USA
9Andrija Marjanovic 203-F-99 Mega Bemax Serbia
10Tadija Tadic 194-G-99 Partizan U19 Serbia
12Danilo Petrovic 203-F/C-99 Virtus Bologna Italy
15Marko Pecarski 208-C-00 FC Bayern II Germany
17Marko Sarenac 197-F-99 Metalac Serbia
24Aleksa Matic 198-SG-99 Mega Bemax U19 Serbia

Vlada Jovanovic Head Coach
Djordje Jovicic Assistant



Anadolu Efes are considering to add Vladimir Stimac to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) is about to sign 30-year old Serbian international center Vladimir Stimac (210-118kg-87, agency: Interperformances) who played last time at Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul. In 40 BSL games he had 13.9ppg, 9.6rpg and 1.1apg last season. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Center of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team. Stimac also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 13.3ppg, 9.5rpg (leader !!!) and 1.2apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Stimac played at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 11 KLS games he averaged 5.9ppg and 4.7rpg. Stimac contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) (also twice). Stimac also played 25 games in Euroleague where he got 6.9ppg and 5.0rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. Stimac also played 24 games in ABA League where he got 7.0ppg and 4.6rpg. The other team Stimac played shortly was Movil Estudiantes in Spanish Liga Endesa. In three games he got 11.0ppg and 6.3rpg.
Stimac has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2007.
Stimac represented Serbia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 5 games: 3.4ppg, 4.2rpg.
Stimac is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Bayern Muenchen), Latvia (Valmiera and Ventspils), Lithuania (Zalgiris and Zalgiris II Kaunas), Spain (Unicaja Malaga), Serbia (KK Beovuk 72 Beograd), Czech Republic (CEZ Nymburk) and Turkey (Banvit and Eskisehir Basket).
Stimac could be described: Stimac is another very rich skilled Serbian center with many prospects in the European (and not only) courts. Vladimir is the total definition of a newly "born" center. Has very good skills in the paint, Can defense much taller opponents, can dash down any rebound in both edges and can do all the dirty job that a coach might ask him.
Has many weaknesses in the fouling as he can easily fouled out as his opponent can easily predict his passion and obsession in the game so they can simply take him out in no time. In the last European championship he only played for 18 minutes per game and had 6.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.1apg and 1.4bpg. He needs to work hard in order to add some fantasy in his game, plus a lot of workout in his shots from the charity line, as his percentages are really poor, around 40% !!
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Anadolu Efes Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Krunoslav Simon
Dogus Balbay
Birkan Batuk
Errick McCollum
Josh Adams

Forwards:
Derrick Brown
Brock Motum
Berk Demir
Ricky Ledo

Center:
Bryant Dunston

Coach: Velimir Perasovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jovanovic comes back to Crvena Zvezda - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Defending champion Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd (KLS) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old Serbian power forward Nikola Jovanovic (211-107kg-94, college: USC). It is actually his comeback to Beograd as he has played here before. Jovanovic played most recently at Westchester Knicks (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 12 games he recorded 8.7ppg and 5.6rpg last season. Jovanovic also played that season for another team Drive in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 24 games he averaged 9.5ppg and 7.1rpg.
Jovanovic played in the final of Serbian U18 Championships in 2011.
He represented Serbia at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 4.4ppg, 2.1rpg.
Jovanovic has played previously professionally in NBA (Detroit Pistons) and Serbia (Partizan).
He attended University of Southern California until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Branko Lazic
Nemanja Dangubic

Forwards:
Milko Bjelica
Marko Keselj
Stefan Jankovic
Ognjen Dobric
Ranko Simovic

Center:
Nikola Jovanovic

Coach: Dusan Alimpijevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Crvena Zvezda adds Jankovic to their roster - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Defending champion Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd (KLS) added to their roster 24-year old Canadian forward Stefan Jankovic (211-110kg-93, college: Hawaii). He played last season at Erie Bay Hawks (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 9 games he recorded 13.6ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.6apg. Jankovic also played that season for another team Sioux Falls Skyforce in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 22 games he averaged 5.9ppg and 4.2rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his college team won Big West Tournament in 2016. Jankovic was also voted All-Big West Player of the Year and NABC All-District 9 1st Team in 2016.
He represented Canada at the World Championships U19 in Latvia six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 4.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.1bpg.
Jankovic has played also professionally in NBA (Miami Heat).
He attended University of Hawaii until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Branko Lazic
Nemanja Dangubic

Forwards:
Marko Keselj
Stefan Jankovic
Ognjen Dobric
Ranko Simovic

Center:
Milko Bjelica

Coach: Dusan Alimpijevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SLOVAKIA  


Slovakian U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Slovakian U18 National Team 2017
#s#
Martin Danielic
Danielic
Dominik Kubala
Kubala
Alex Ondrus
Ondrus
David Javorsky
Javorsky
Milan Janosov
Janosov
#e#5
6Martin Danielic 185-PG-00 Levice Slovakia
7Dominik Kubala 182-SG-00 Slovakia PB Slovakia
8Alex Ondrus 190-SF-99 Inter Bratislava Slovakia
9David Javorsky 197-SF-99 GBA Sparta Czech Republic
10Milan Janosov 192-G-99 GBA Sparta Czech Republic
11Matej Majercak 183-SG-99 Nova Ves Slovakia
13Juraj Palenik 194-SF-00 Karlovka Slovakia
14Branislav Matych 197-PF-99 Handlova Slovakia
15Jakub Kadasi 199-SF-99 Jena II Germany
16Tomas Pavelka 215-C-00
17Martin Bizub 204-C-99 Iskra Svit Slovakia
18Maros Zeliznak 208-C-99 GBA Sparta Czech Republic

Richard Duris Head Coach Rieker KN Slovakia
Marek Bulik Assistant
Maros Helmecy Assistant



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  SLOVENIA  


Slovenian U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Slovenian U18 National Team 2017
#s#
Samo Gabersek
Gabersek
Jernej Heine
Heine
Nejc Klavzar
Klavzar
Nikolas Susa
Susa
Maks Klanjscek
Klanjscek
#e#5
4Samo Gabersek 194-G-99 Parklji Slovenia
5Jernej Heine 184-PG-00 Grosuplje Slovenia
7Nejc Klavzar 183-PG-99 Helios Slovenia
8Nikolas Susa 193-F/G-99 Parklji Slovenia
9Maks Klanjscek 194-SG-99 Un.Olimpija Slovenia
10Jure Licen 197-F/C-00 Parklji Slovenia
11Matej Susec 202-F-99 Grosuplje Slovenia
12Martin Jancar 188-PG-00 Krka Slovenia
13David Kralj 191-G-99 LTH Castings Slovenia
14Matevz Mlakar 203-C/F-99 LTH Castings Slovenia
16Adrian Jogan 205-C-00
17Maksim Gorbachov 192-G-00 LTH Castings Slovenia

Tomaz Fartek Head Coach Grosuplje Slovenia
Rok Dezman Assistant Plama Pur Slovenia
Danijel Radosavljevic Assistant Grosuplje Slovenia



Krka inks Djordje Lelic, returns Tim Osolnik - by Zeljko Zule

Krka continued building a roster for the upcomin season by inking Serbian Djordje Lelic (198-SF-89) and its former member Tim Osolnik (190-G-96).
Lelic arrives from Helios Suns, where he spet last two seasons. In the latest one,he averaged 8.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals in 6 FIBA Champions League and 6.9 points, 1.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.0 steals in 7 Slovenian League games before in November suffered an season ending ankle surgery. He has already played for Sabac and Srem in his native Serbia, Elektra and Tajfun with whom he won Slovenian championship title in 2015 and Apollon Limassol in Cyprus.
Osolnik arrives from Gorica, where he averaged 2.4 points, 1.4 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 0.5 steals in 11 Croatian A1 League games. He grew up with Krka before moving to Croatia to play for the junior team of Cedevita in the 2013-14 season. In the next season he returned to Slovenia, when he was signed by Slovan for two season.



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  SPAIN  


Spanish U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Spanish U18 National Team 2017
#s#
Didac Cuevas
Cuevas
Miguel Gonzalez
Gonzalez
Jose Luis Ibanez
Ibanez
Raimon Carrasco
Carrasco
Josep Puerto
Puerto
#e#5
4Didac Cuevas 177-G-00 Joventut Spain
5Miguel Gonzalez 201-G/F-99 Valladolid Spain
6Jose Luis Ibanez 197-F-00 Unicaja B Spain
7Raimon Carrasco 188-G-99 FC Barcelona II Spain
9Josep Puerto 199-F/G-99 Valencia II Spain
10Josep Busquets 197-G/F-99 Joventut Spain
11Joel Parra 202-F-00 Joventut Spain
12Osas Ehigitor 207-C-99 Viten Fuen. Spain
13Sergi Martinez 203-PF-99 FC Barcelona II Spain
15Pol Molins 191-G/F-99 Prat Spain
16Arnau Parrado 201-C-00 Joventut Spain
17Eric Gonzalez 200-C-99 Joventut Spain

Joaquin Prado Head Coach Palencia Spain
Bernardo Alvarez Assistant Tarragona Spain
Jesus Lazaro Assistant



Wright is back at Granada - by Eurobasket News

Coviran Granada (LEB Silver) signed 31-year old power forward Devin Wright (202-86). It is actually his comeback to CB Granada as he has played here before. Wright played last season at Ourense Termal in the LEB Gold. In 38 games he had 6.3ppg and 5.4rpg. LEB Silver will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Wright played at Leche Rio Breogan (also in LEB Gold) where in 35 games he recorded 6.6ppg and 4.7rpg.
Wright played in the final of Spanish LEB Gold Play-Off in 2013.
He has played previously for five other teams: Andorra, Melilla_Baloncesto, Alcazar, Motril and Merida.

Coviran Granada roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Manuel Rodriguez
Carlos Corts

Forwards:
Eloy Almazan
Devin Wright

Center:
Ferran Torres

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Preseason calendar is ready - by Ivan Milenkovic

Second edition of Liga Endesa preseason will be held in three cities. Tournament in Moralzarzal will be held from 1st to 3rd of September, Logrono will host second tournament from 8th to 10th of September, while third and final tournament will be played in Granada from 15th to 17th of September. In total 15 teams will participate in official preseason, including 14 Liga Endesa teams and one visitor. It will be Guaros de Lara of Venezuela, two-time reigning South American champions.
Each of three tournaments will consist of six teams and six games over three days, from Friday to Sunday, with each of six teams playing two games. Moralzarzal, in the Community of Madrid, will host UCAM Murcia, Movistar Estudiantes, Liga Endesa newcomers San Pablo Burgos, who will play in Group A, and Montakit Fuenlabrada, reigning champions Valencia Basket and MoraBanc Andorra, who will form Group B. Logrono will host Baskonia, Monbus Obradoiro and Movistar Estudiantes, in Group A, as well as Tecnyconta Zaragoza, RETAbet Bilbao Basket and Iberostar Tenerife, in Group B. Finally, Herbalife Gran Canaria, Unicaja, Tecnyconta Zaragoza, Gipuzkoa Basket, UCAM Murcia and Guaros de Lara will play in Granada, with groups yet to be decided.




Spain started EuroBasket preparations - by Ivan Milenkovic

The 16 players chosen by Spain's national team head coach, Sergio Scariolo, are in Madrid, where they started training camp ahead of upcoming EuroBasket 2017. La Roja will defend gold medal won in 2015. Spain will practice for 10 days before playing their first friendly game. Reigning European champions will play 5 out of 7 games at home territory, before travelling to Belgium and Lithuania. At EuroBasket, Spain will compete in Group C, hosted by Romania, where their rivals will be Croatia, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Romania and Hungary.

Calendar of Spain's friendly games:
08/08: Spain-Belgium (Tenerife)
09/08: Spain-Tunisia (Tenerife)
15/08: Spain-Venezuela (Madrid)
18/08: Spain-Mexico (Melilla)
20/08: Spain-Venezuela (Malaga)
23/08: Belgium-Spain (Bruxelles)
25/08: Lithuania-Spain (Vilnius)



Orion Outerbridge joins Lucentum - by Eurobasket News

HLA Lucentum Alicante (LEB Silver) agreed terms with 29-year old American power forward Orion Outerbridge (206-100kg-88, college: Rhode Island) from C.B. Tarragona 2017. In 19 LEB Silver games in Spain he had 13.3ppg and 4.8rpg last season.
In 2013 (a year after he left the college) Outerbridge was drafted by Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League) in third round (50th overall).
He attended Rhode Island University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Outerbridge's team made it to the LEB Silver Play-Off Semifinals in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com Spanish LEB Silver All-Imports Team in 2016.
Outerbridge is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Cyprus (Proteas Danoi AEL Limassol and Keravnos), France (Gries/Oberhoffen), Greece (Aris and Kolossos H Hotels), NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce) and PBL (Providence Sky Chiefs).
On Outerbridge: At 6'9' 220 lbs., what separates Orion from other forwards are his length, athleticism and versatility as a scorer, inside and out. Orion is also a force on the defensive end, both as an on-ball defender and weak side shot-blocker.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gran Canaria signs Luke Nelson - by Eurobasket News

Herbalife Gran Canaria (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 22-year old British guard Luke Nelson (190-86kg-95, agency: 3 Eye). He just graduated from Cal-Irvine (NCAA). Nelson has played there for the last four years. In 17 games he had very impressive stats: 17.0ppg, 3.4rpg, 3.1apg and 1.7spg last season. Nelson helped them to win the regular season and make it to the Big West Tournament final. Quite impressive season as he was voted All-Big West Player of the Year, named to All-Big West 1st Team and to the Reese's College All-Star Game.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Nelson's college team won Big West Tournament in 2015.
He was also a member of British international program for some years. Nelson played for British Senior National Team in 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2014 and 2015.
He represented United Kingdom at the CIT Championship Finalist last year.
Nelson has played previously for another Spanish team Reading Rockets.

Herbalife Gran Canaria roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Albert Oliver
Gal Mekel
DJ Seeley
Marcus Eriksson
Luke Nelson

Forwards:
Eulis Baez
Pablo Aguilar
Shaquielle McKissic
Xavier Rabaseda

Centers:
Ondrej Balvin
Anzejs Pasecniks
Luke Fischer

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Coruna inks Jorge Sanz - by Eurobasket News

Leyma Basquet Coruna (LEB Gold) agreed terms with 24-year old point guard Jorge Sanz (188-84kg-93) from Melilla Baloncesto. In 37 LEB Gold games he had 5.6ppg, 3.0rpg and 3.0apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Sanz played at Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (Liga Endesa). But in only one game he did not score anything.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Spanish LEB Gold Play-Off championship title in 2016. Sanz was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver 1st Team back in 2014.
He represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. Sanz's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 9 games: 0.2ppg.
Sanz has played previously for five other teams: Real Madrid, Magia_Huesca, Blusens Monbus, Real Madrid II and Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @CompeticionFEB)

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La Union adds Maldonado to their roster - by Eurobasket News

La Union Formosa (LigaA) added to their roster 27-year old naturalized Spaniard guard Jonathan Maldonado (188-90) from Ferrocarril. In 54 LigaA games he recorded 11.9ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.9apg and 1.0spg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA Honorable Mention.
Maldonado won Argentinian TNA championship title in 2014.
Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Maldonado has played previously professionally also in Spain (Sant Nicolau and Monzon) and Argentina (Echague, Ciclista and Obera Tennis Club).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @PickandRollWeb)

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Javier Mugica agreed terms with Manresa - by Eurobasket News

ICL Manresa (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 34-year old power forward Javier Mugica (200-83). He played most recently at Marin Ence PeixeGalego in the LEB Gold. In 32 games he recorded 10.7ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.9apg and 1.2spg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Mugica played at Worcester Wolves in British BBL where in 32 games he averaged 10.4ppg, 8.1rpg and 3.3apg.
Mugica has spent his entire career in United Kingdom playing for eight other teams: Ourense, Magia_Huesca, Leon, CB Guadalajara, Archena, Leon, Palencia_Baloncesto and Lleida_Basquet.

ICL Manresa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Noah Allen
Daniel Garcia

Forwards:
Jordi Trias
Jokubas Gintvainis
Nil Bria

Center:
Javier Mugica

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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Arenys land Alejandro Galan - by Eurobasket News

Arenys Basquet Joventut (EBA) tabbed 18-year old center Alejandro Galan (204-99). He played most recently at Joventut in the Liga Endesa. EBA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Galan represented Spain at the European Championships U16 in Kaunas (Lithuania) two years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 3 games: 0.7ppg, 1.0rpg.

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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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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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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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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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Pertevniyal inks Manny Atkins, ex Contern - by Eurobasket News

Pertevniyal Genclik Istanbul (TBL) agreed terms with 26-year old American swingman Manny Atkins (198-93kg-91, college: Georgia State). He played last season at Contern in Luxembourg Total League. In 28 games he had very impressive stats: 22.9ppg, 10.6rpg, 2.7apg and 2.0spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com Luxembourg League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Atkins played at Boca Juniors in Argentinian LigaA where in 18 games he recorded 8.0ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.1spg.
Three years ago Atkins was drafted by Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League) in second round (34th overall).
The former Georgia State staris in his fourth season in pro basketball.
Atkins has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
His team won Sun Belt Regular Season in 2014.
Atkins has played previously professionally in Argentina (Estudiantes Concordia) and NBA G League (Grand Rapids Drive).
On Atkins: Talented wing with good shooting and scoring ability.

Pertevniyal Genclik Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Adem Oren
Reha Oz
Oguzhan Sungur
Manny Atkins
Hamit Sezaver
Huseyin Akin Kandemir
Mehmet Ata Evren
Ugur Hortum

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Bornova adds Koksal to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Bornova Belediye added to their roster 27-year old Umit Koksal (90). He has played for the last two seasons at Duzce Belediye in the TBL.
Koksal has played previously for three other teams: FMV Isik, Adanaspor and Bahcelievler.

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Anadolu Efes are considering to add Vladimir Stimac to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) is about to sign 30-year old Serbian international center Vladimir Stimac (210-118kg-87, agency: Interperformances) who played last time at Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul. In 40 BSL games he had 13.9ppg, 9.6rpg and 1.1apg last season. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Center of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team. Stimac also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 13.3ppg, 9.5rpg (leader !!!) and 1.2apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Stimac played at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 11 KLS games he averaged 5.9ppg and 4.7rpg. Stimac contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) (also twice). Stimac also played 25 games in Euroleague where he got 6.9ppg and 5.0rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. Stimac also played 24 games in ABA League where he got 7.0ppg and 4.6rpg. The other team Stimac played shortly was Movil Estudiantes in Spanish Liga Endesa. In three games he got 11.0ppg and 6.3rpg.
Stimac has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2007.
Stimac represented Serbia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 5 games: 3.4ppg, 4.2rpg.
Stimac is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Bayern Muenchen), Latvia (Valmiera and Ventspils), Lithuania (Zalgiris and Zalgiris II Kaunas), Spain (Unicaja Malaga), Serbia (KK Beovuk 72 Beograd), Czech Republic (CEZ Nymburk) and Turkey (Banvit and Eskisehir Basket).
Stimac could be described: Stimac is another very rich skilled Serbian center with many prospects in the European (and not only) courts. Vladimir is the total definition of a newly "born" center. Has very good skills in the paint, Can defense much taller opponents, can dash down any rebound in both edges and can do all the dirty job that a coach might ask him.
Has many weaknesses in the fouling as he can easily fouled out as his opponent can easily predict his passion and obsession in the game so they can simply take him out in no time. In the last European championship he only played for 18 minutes per game and had 6.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.1apg and 1.4bpg. He needs to work hard in order to add some fantasy in his game, plus a lot of workout in his shots from the charity line, as his percentages are really poor, around 40% !!
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Anadolu Efes Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Krunoslav Simon
Dogus Balbay
Birkan Batuk
Errick McCollum
Josh Adams

Forwards:
Derrick Brown
Brock Motum
Berk Demir
Ricky Ledo

Center:
Bryant Dunston

Coach: Velimir Perasovic

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Fenerbahce tabs Jason Thompson, ex Shandong GS - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Defending champion Fenerbahce Istanbul (BSL) inked 31-year old American forward Jason Thompson (211-113kg-86, college: Rider). He played most recently at Shandong Golden Stars in Chinese CBA league. In 40 games he averaged impressive 18.7ppg, 13.9rpg (#3 in the league), 2.1apg, 1.3spg and 1.2bpg last season.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Thompson spent at the Raptors in NBA where in 29 games he had 3.3ppg and 3.1rpg. Thompson helped them to win the Atlantic Division title (twice) (also twice). He also played that season for the Warriors in NBA. In 28 games he recorded just 2.1ppg and 1.9rpg.
In 2008 Thompson was drafted by Sacramento Kings (NBA) in first round (12th overall). He attended Rider University and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Thompson received All-MAAC Player of the Year award and All-MAAC Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2007 and 2008 at his college time.
Thompson is a very experienced player.
His game is described as: (by Aran Smith for NBADraft.net in 2008)
Terrific foot speed allows him to hold his own on the perimeter on both ends of the floor ... Has great fluidity and athleticism and inside/outside skills ... Good touch on his shot with consistent range out to 12-15 feet ... Has some polished post moves including a nice jump hook ... A marvelous passer for a 6-10 guy with vision and good decision making.
He has the frame and ability to play inside but will need to improve on those skills for the next level ... He'll need to improve on his leg strength to better fight for positioning
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Fenerbahce Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sinan Guler
Bobby Dixon
Melih Mahmutoglu
Konstantinos Sloukas
Marko Guduric
Egehan Arna

Forwards:
Pero Antic
Luigi Datome
Jason Thompson
Baris Hersek
Nicolo Melli
James Nunnally
Nikola Kalinic

Centers:
Jan Vesely
Ahmet Duverioglu

Coach: Zeljko Obradovic

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Turkish U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Turkish U18 National Team 2017
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Eray Akyuz
Akyuz
Sehmus Hazer
Hazer
Mert Akay
Akay
Emre Tanisan
Tanisan
Yigitcan Saybir
Saybir
#e#5
1Eray Akyuz 187-G-00 Bandirma Kir. Turkey
2Sehmus Hazer 190-G-99 Bandirma Kir. Turkey
4Mert Akay 194-G-00 Darussafaka Turkey
5Emre Tanisan 206-C-99 Tofas Gelisim Turkey
6Yigitcan Saybir 201-F-99 Anadolu Efes Turkey
8Dora Doruk 193-PG-99 Darussafaka Turkey
11Erkin Senel 191-G/F-99 Banvit BK Turkey
12Ragip Atar 210-C-99 Banvit BK Turkey
15Alperen Demir 199-F-00 Bandirma Kir. Turkey
17Arda Erdogan 187-G-99 Anadolu Efes Turkey
22Muhaymin Mustafa 196-SG-99 Pertevniyal Turkey
32Yigit Sarikaya 202-PF-99 TED Kolejliler Turkey

Serkan Erdogan Head Coach
Bekir Erdinc Assistant
Gokhan Guney Assistant Istanbulspor Turkey



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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS  


Lake and Arizona State to Europe - by David Edole

De'Quon Lake (208-C)< will get a glimpse of the Arizona State men's basketball as the basketball team will be taking an European Tour.
On Monday, the Sun Devils will depart for a nine-day trip to Europe, which will feature stops in Barcelona and Rome. During its time overseas, the team will have the opportunity to experience different cultures, while also playing three games against professional teams.
'I'm not so much concerned about the outcomes of the games,' coach Bobby Hurley said. 'We'll try to win, but it's building that chemistry that you want to try and build with the team and integrating some of the guys with what we want to do.'
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Nuff Respect Basketball Club - by David Edole

Nuff Respect Basketball Club has two teams presently playing in the Big Foot Hoops Las Vegas Classic. The 17 and under team is scheduled to play Colorado Regulators 9am Saturday morning in the Copper Championship Bracket. Nuff Respect dropped all three games in pool play: MN Comets Servaty (60-15), LR Ballers (MD) 64-63 and Impact Elite (TX) 53-50.
The 13U team received a bye and is scheduled to play the winner of Baller Legend- Blue Oakland Rebels at 4:40pm Saturday afternoon in the Bronze Championship Bracket. The Ball Club opened pool M play with a forfeit to LA City Wildcats (CA). When on the court, Nuff Respect fell to Nike Proskills Red (TX) 53-33 and Hoop Avenues (IL) 67-29.

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NBL Round 18: #1 KIU Titans are defeated by Pemba Warriors - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in NBAL.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked KIU Titans (8-2) in Kampala on Friday night. Visitors were edged by third ranked Pemba Warriors (7-1) 75-74. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of KIU Titans. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. 26 personal fouls committed by KIU Titans helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Syrus Kiviiri (-88) scored 19 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Mark Opiyo (-90) chipped in 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was Ethienne Kazungu (-80) with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. Pemba Warriors moved-up to second place. KIU Titans at the other side still keep top position with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
The game in supposed to be also worth to mention about. Fifth ranked City Oilers (6-3) played at the court of 7th ranked JKL Dolphins (3-5). City Oilers smashed JKL Dolphins 73-37. Forward Joseph Chuma (-91) notched 12 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort and Jimmy Enabu supported him with 10 points and 6 assists. Even 6 points and 10 rebounds by forward Makala Libe (-95) did not help to save the game for JKL Dolphins. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion moved-up to fourth place. JKL Dolphins lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keep the seventh position with five games lost. City Oilers' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Kampala to the arena Falcons.

In the last game of round 18 Pemba Warriors won against Sharing Youth on the opponent's court 68-59.

Pemba Warriors - KIU Titans 75-74

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked KIU Titans (8-2) in Kampala on Friday night. Visitors were edged by third ranked Pemba Warriors (7-1) 75-74. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of KIU Titans. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. 26 personal fouls committed by KIU Titans helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Syrus Kiviiri (-88) scored 19 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Mark Opiyo (-90) chipped in 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Four Pemba Warriors players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Ethienne Kazungu (-80) with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds and guard Micheal Bwanga scored 16 points and 4 assists. Pemba Warriors moved-up to second place. KIU Titans at the other side still keep top position with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
KIU Titans: E.Kazungu 18+10reb, M.Bwanga 16+3reb+4ast, G.Soro 13+5reb, C.Omanye 8+2reb+3ast, F.Kumpanyi 7+7reb, S.Ulanga 6+2reb+1ast
Pemba Warriors: S.Kiviiri 19+7reb+1ast, M.Buzangu 18+5reb+3ast, M.Opiyo 15+7reb+4ast, A.Saidi 13+6reb+1ast, S.Mugerwa 5+6reb+2ast, J.Etalu 4+2reb
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JKL Dolphins - City Oilers 37-73

The game in supposed to be also worth to mention about. Fifth ranked City Oilers (6-3) played at the court of 7th ranked JKL Dolphins (3-5). City Oilers smashed JKL Dolphins 73-37. City Oilers held JKL Dolphins to an opponent 20.0 percent shooting from the field compared to 43.7 percent accuracy of the winners. City Oilers forced 21 JKL Dolphins turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists comparing to just 5 passes made by JKL Dolphins' players. Forward Joseph Chuma (-91) notched 12 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort and the former international guard Jimmy Enabu (187-88) supported him with 10 points and 6 assists. Five City Oilers players scored in double figures. Even 6 points and 10 rebounds by forward Makala Libe (-95) did not help to save the game for JKL Dolphins. Forward Boniface Okello (193-86) added 5 points and 6 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion moved-up to fourth place. JKL Dolphins lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keep the seventh position with five games lost. City Oilers' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Kampala to the arena Falcons.
Top scorers:
JKL Dolphins: M.Libe 6+10reb, D.Orenga 6+1reb+1ast, D.Ogara 6+1reb, N.Blick 5+3reb+1ast, B.Ochola 5+2reb+1ast, B.Okello 5+6reb
City Oilers: S.Omony 12+3ast, J.Chuma 12+6reb+1ast, N.Landry 11+6reb+1ast, J.Enabu 10+2reb+6ast, G.Omondi 10+3reb+2ast, J.Okello 6+1ast
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Sharing Youth - Pemba Warriors 59-68

Very expected game when 9th ranked Sharing Youth (2-6) was defeated at home by third ranked Pemba Warriors (7-1) 68-59. Forward Michael Buzangu (-82) notched 21 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals to lead the effort and guard Syrus Kiviiri (-88) supported him with 22 points and 5 rebounds. Even a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds by forward Tong Gatwech (-92) did not help to save the game for Sharing Youth. Forward Emmanuel Okumu (-97) added 16 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Pemba Warriors moved-up to second place. Sharing Youth at the other side keeps the ninth position with six games lost. They share it with UPDF. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Sharing Youth: T.Gatwech 21+10reb+3ast, E.Okumu 16+8reb+2ast, T.Okello 11+8reb+2ast, N.Jakisa 5+1reb+1ast, M.Lino 4+9reb+1ast, E.Bakara 2
Pemba Warriors: S.Kiviiri 22+5reb+2ast, M.Buzangu 21+6reb+6ast, A.Saidi 11+6reb+1ast, J.Ocheng 6, M.Opiyo 3+5reb+6ast, S.Gombiya 3+1reb
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Ukrainian U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Ukrainian U18 National Team 2017
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Nikita Neshcheret
Neshcheret
Vadym Kozak
Kozak
Andriy Grytsak
Grytsak
Maksym Deyna
Deyna
Ivan Chmyrenko
Chmyrenko
#e#5
5Nikita Neshcheret 180-PG-99 Kremen Ukraine
7Vadym Kozak 181-PG-99 Khimik-2 Ukraine
8Andriy Grytsak 198-SF-00 Estudiantes B Spain
9Maksym Deyna 197-F-99 VolinBasket Ukraine
11Ivan Chmyrenko 192-SF-99
13Andrii Voinalovych 204-F/C-99 Khimik-2 Ukraine
20Denys Bachurin 200-F-00 Wesley Christian USA
21Oleksandr Koval 202-PF-99 Budivelnyk Ukraine
23Sergii Skira 207-C-00 Khimik-2 Ukraine
24Moisei Kim 187-SG-00
30Yusuf Sanon 190-G-99 Dnipro Ukraine
99Denys Klevzunyk 192-SG-00 Khimik-2 Ukraine

Oleksandr Vorona Head Coach
Oleksandr Muntian Assistant Dnipro-2 Ukraine
Vadim Pudzyrei Assistant Bipa Basket Ukraine



Netherlands outscore Ukraine in Trentino - by Eurobasket News

Netherlands outscore Ukraine in Trentino to enter the Final of the friendly tournament in Italy. The Dutch side posted a 23-13 lead in the start and had 7 points advantage at the halftime. Ukraine tried hard to recover and managed to pull back in the second half. They won the last quarter 20-18, but reduced to final 5 points.
Yannick Franke (194-G-96) stepped up with 20 points and Charlon Kloof (190-G-90, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe) nailed 11. Ruslan Otverchenko (192-SG-90, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) ended up with 15 points and Olexandr Mishula (192-SG-92) netted 10 in a loss.



Scandone Avellino keeps Fesenko for another season - by Eurobasket News

Scandone Avellino (Serie A) re-signed 31-year old Ukrainian international center Kyrylo Fesenko (216-131kg-86). He played there last season. In 33 Serie A games he averaged 11.8ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.0bpg. Fesenko helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention. Fesenko also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 9.7ppg and 8.1rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Fesenko played at Monaco in French ProA. In two games he recorded just 2.0ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.0bpg. The other team Fesenko played that season for was MIA-Red October Cantu (previous name AV Cantu). In 13 Serie A games he got 12.8ppg, 8.7rpg, 1.0apg and 2.1bpg. He also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got impressive 15.3ppg, 9.0rpg and 1.0apg. Another team Fesenko played that season for was Lokomotiv in Russian league. In 10 Euroleague games he got 6.1ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.1apg. He also played 9 games in VTB United League where he got 5.7ppg and 3.8rpg.
In 2007 Fesenko was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (38th overall).
Among other achievements he won NBA Northwest Division championship title in 2008. Fesenko received also Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Center of the Year award in 2015.
He has been also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. Fesenko has regularly played for Ukrainian senior team since 2005 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2005.
He represented Ukraine at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 8.3ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.2apg, Blocks-4 (1.5bpg), FGP: 58.8%, FT: 47.6%.
Fesenko is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Poland (Slask), NBA (Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves and Indiana Pacers), Russia (Avtodor), Ukraine (BC Donetsk) and NBA G League (Canton Charge and Delaware 87ers).
Let's have closer look into Fesenko's outlook: A very talented seven footer who has perimeter skills, jump shooting ability and is very strong inside. He is an aggressive shot blocker and rebounder with enormous upside potential.
He needs yet to refine his game, especially at the offensive end
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Scandone Avellino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ariel Filloy
Jason Rich
Bruno Fitipaldo
Dezmine Wells

Forwards:
Maarten Leunen
Salvatore Parlato
Andrea Zerini
Thomas Scrubb

Center:
Kyrylo Fesenko

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Gran Canaria signs Luke Nelson - by Eurobasket News

Herbalife Gran Canaria (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 22-year old British guard Luke Nelson (190-86kg-95, agency: 3 Eye). He just graduated from Cal-Irvine (NCAA). Nelson has played there for the last four years. In 17 games he had very impressive stats: 17.0ppg, 3.4rpg, 3.1apg and 1.7spg last season. Nelson helped them to win the regular season and make it to the Big West Tournament final. Quite impressive season as he was voted All-Big West Player of the Year, named to All-Big West 1st Team and to the Reese's College All-Star Game.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Nelson's college team won Big West Tournament in 2015.
He was also a member of British international program for some years. Nelson played for British Senior National Team in 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2014 and 2015.
He represented United Kingdom at the CIT Championship Finalist last year.
Nelson has played previously for another Spanish team Reading Rockets.

Herbalife Gran Canaria roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Albert Oliver
Gal Mekel
DJ Seeley
Marcus Eriksson
Luke Nelson

Forwards:
Eulis Baez
Pablo Aguilar
Shaquielle McKissic
Xavier Rabaseda

Centers:
Ondrej Balvin
Anzejs Pasecniks
Luke Fischer

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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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Goes tab Rakim Brown, ex La Union - by Eurobasket News

Goes Montevideo (LUB) inked 26-year old American small forward Rakim Brown (198-95kg-91, college: Humboldt State). He played most recently at La Union in Argentinian TNA league. In 35 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 19.5ppg and recorded 6.5rpg, 1.6apg and 1.4spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com Argentinian TNA All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
Brown's college team won CCAA Tournament in 2016.
He graduated from Humboldt State in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

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Women News


Brianna Butler (ex Perth) joins Zamarat - by Eurobasket News

Quesos el Pastor Zamarat (LFB) agreed terms with 23-year old American guard Brianna Butler (180-94, college: Syracuse, agency: LBM Management). She played last season at Perth Lynx in Australian WNBL. In 18 games she had 6.9ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.2apg and 1.0spg. Butler helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played that season for Elitzur Holon in Israeli D1 where in two games she recorded 12.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 3.0apg and 2.5spg.
Last year Butler was drafted by Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA) in second round (23rd overall).
She attended Syracuse University until 2016 and it will be her second season in pro basketball.
Butler played in the final of NCAA in 2016.

Quesos el Pastor Zamarat roster for 2017-2018:

Lina Pikciute
Anja Majstorovic
Ivana Kmetovska
Marina Lizarazu
Celia Garcia
Alisia Jenkins
Ainhoa Lopez
Brianna Butler

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  CANADA  


France clinch Francophone Games title - by Eurobasket News

France - Canada-Quebec 73-53

France won Francophone Games as they won all the games at the tournament. In the Final game France overcame Canada-Quebec 73-53. France dominated the whole game and delivered the comfortable win.
Lidija Turcinovic (184-SG-94) top-scored for the winners with 16 points, while Marieme Badiane (190-F/C-94) netted 15. Marie-Michelle Milapie (191-C-96, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 9 and Christelle Diallo (193-C-93) notched 8. Julie Brosseau (173-G) replied with 18 points in the losing effort, whilst Alexandria Kiss-Rusk (193-C-93, college: Virginia Tech) notched 11.



Adut Bulgak agreed terms with Elitzur Ramla - by Lior Hai

Elitzur Ramla (D1) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old Canadian international power forward Adut Bulgak (193-92, college: Florida State, agency: ProDep Management). She has a double citizenship as she also holds Kenyan passport. Bulgak played most recently at IDK Gipuzkoa Universidad del Pais Vasco in Spanish LFB league. In 16 games she recorded 11.8ppg and 8.9rpg (#5 in the league) last season. Bulgak also played that season for S-Birds in South Korean WKBL where in 13 games she averaged 7.4ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.0bpg.
Last year Bulgak was drafted by New York Liberty (WNBA) in first round (12th overall).
She attended Florida State until 2016 and it will be her second season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Bulgak played in the final of ACC Tournament in 2015. She received also WBCA NJCAA Player of the Year award back in 2014 at her college time.
Bulgak represented Canada at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Her team won Silver and her stats at that event were 6 games: 15.5ppg, Reb-2(10.7rpg), FGP: 47.5%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 80.0%.

Elitzur Ramla roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Noa Ganor
Naama Shafir
Daisy Feder

Jennie Simms

Forward:
Eloisa Katz

Center:
Adut Bulgak

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  DENMARK  


Olympiacos add Andrews to their roster, ex SISU - by Eurobasket News

Olympiakos Volou 1937 (A2) added to their roster 23-year old American guard Ciara Andrews (175-94, college: St.Joseph's). She played last season at SISU Copenhagen in Danish Dameligaen. In 20 games she was second best scorer with impressive 19.4ppg and had 4.0rpg, 2.3apg and 1.6spg (in top 3). A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Danish Dameligaen 3rd Team.
Andrews' college team won Atlantic 10 Tournament in 2013.
She graduated from Saint Joseph's University in 2016 and it is her second season as a professional player.
On Andrews: Ciara is a US Combo Guard that can score with multiple ways and is a leader for her team. She is a high intensity player that pushes the ball in transition and you can get to the rim to score or create for teammates. Ciara is a great decision maker off of screens, and has a pull up game. She can put great pressure on ball and play good defence.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16  


Division C. Armenia and Malta to clash for title in Gibraltar - by Eurobasket News

SEMIFINALS
Armenia - Georgia 74-53
Anna Aslanian (188-C-01) tallied 21 points, 19 rebounds and 6 assists as Armenia prevailed against Georgia in the semifinal clash. Armenia accumulated a 38:23 halftime advantage. They dropped 36 points in the second half and coasted to the win. Emma Mkrtchyan (170-F-01) had 20 points and 10 rebounds in the victory. Mariam Okropiridze (157-PG-01) had 15 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds and 8 steals for Georgia.

Malta - Wales 61-33
Malta crushed Wales to reach the title game in Gibraltar. Anthea Micallef (175-G/F-01) and Britney Agius (164-PG-01) posted 11 points each for the winning side. Malta claimed a 29:15 halftime lead. They held Wales to just 18 points in the second half and raced to the win. Maya Vella (160-F-02) and Michela Zammit (155-PG-01) tossed in 9 points each in the victory. Shona Williams (184-F/C-01) notched 13 points and 10 rebounds for Wales.




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  FIBA ASIA CUP  


Japan celebrate title in India - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
Australia - Japan 73-74
Japan earned FIBA Asia Cup title. They nipped Australia in the exciting championship game tonight. Saki Mizushima (171-G-91) posted 26 points to lead the champions. Australia surged ahead in the second term. The Opals recorded a 39:33 halftime lead. Japan however turned things around in the second half. They went on a 26:14 run in the third term to take the lead. Australia pulled within striking distance in the final seconds but Japan held on to celebrate the title at the end. Yuki Miyazawa (181-F-93, college: Queens, NY) accounted for 11 points and 7 rebounds for Japan. Kelsey Griffin (188-F-87, college: Nebraska) delivered 30 points and 15 rebounds for the Opals. Marianna Tolo (196-C-89, agency: ProDep Management) had 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists in the loss.
3-4 Place
South Korea - China 51-75
China secured the Bronze medals in Division A. They overcame South Korea in the consolation final. Yueru Li (192-C-99) and Sijing Huang (192-F-96) posted 16 points each for the winners. China recorded a 41:34 halftime lead. China followed with a 34:17 run in the second half to seal the win. Meng Li (185-F-95) produced 9 points in the victory. Kang Lee-Seul (180-F-94) responded with 13 points for South Korea.

5-6 Place
New Zealand - Taiwan 45-65
Taiwan knocked down New Zealand to earn the fifth position at the championship. Huang Ping-Jen (177-C/F-89) and Bao Hsi-Le (196-C-90) provided 10 points each for the winning side. Taiwan stunned their opponents in the first period. They recorded a 20:4 lead after ten minutes. Taiwan ignited a 32:26 run in the second half to rally to the victory. Yu-Ting Lin (183-F-94) delivered 9 points in the win. Micaela Cocks (174-G-86, college: Oregon) responded with 10 and 8 rebounds for New Zealand.

7-8 Place
North Korea - Philippines 63-78
Philippines beat North Korea to end up the championship in the seventh position. Allana Lim (175-F-88) came up with 16 points to lead the charge. Philippines used a 29:10 run in the second term to open a 47:23 halftime advantage. North Korea narrowed the deficit in the final term but could not avoid the loss. Analyn Almazan (180-C-88) had 13 points for the winners. Mi Hyang Kim (175-F-92) came up with 20 points for North Korea.
Group B
Fiji - Singapore 65-80
Singapore dropped Fiji to finish their Division B campaign. Lim Zhi (164-PG-96) stepped up with 26 points for the winners. Singapore recorded a 44:24 halftime lead. Fiji narrowed the distance in the fourth quarter but could not avert the loss. Poon Shuwen Cheryl (162-F-87) provided 11 points for Singapore. Miliakere Koyamainavure (175-F-93) had 31 points and 11 rebounds for Fiji.

Uzbekistan - Lebanon 55-59
Lebanon finished third in Division B. They topped Uzbekistan today. Rebecca Akl (169-PG-92) delivered 20 points in the victory. Uzbekistan registered a 13:8 lead after the opening frame. But Lebanon picked up the tempo in the next quarters. Lebanon went on an 18:14 run in the fourth term to snatch the win. Chirine El Charif (185-C-84) had 10 points in the victory. Elena Khusnidinova (178-F-85) tossed in 22 points for Uzbekistan.

Kazakhstan - India 73-75
India earned Division B title. They outscored Kazakhstan in the Final today. Jeena Palanilkumkalayil (178-F-94) delivered 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the victory. Kazakhstan claimed a 39:31 halftime lead. But India managed to bounce back in the second half. They went on a 25:15 run in the fourth term to snatch the win. Shireen Limaye (187-C-95) tossed in 17 points and pulled down 10 boards for India. Nadezhda Kondrakova (190-C-89) replied with 30 points and 18 rebounds for Kazakhstan.



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  FRANCE  


France clinch Francophone Games title - by Eurobasket News

France - Canada-Quebec 73-53

France won Francophone Games as they won all the games at the tournament. In the Final game France overcame Canada-Quebec 73-53. France dominated the whole game and delivered the comfortable win.
Lidija Turcinovic (184-SG-94) top-scored for the winners with 16 points, while Marieme Badiane (190-F/C-94) netted 15. Marie-Michelle Milapie (191-C-96, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 9 and Christelle Diallo (193-C-93) notched 8. Julie Brosseau (173-G) replied with 18 points in the losing effort, whilst Alexandria Kiss-Rusk (193-C-93, college: Virginia Tech) notched 11.



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  GREECE  


Esperides welcome back Farou - by Chris Mammides

A1 newcomer GS Esperides Kalliotheas tabbed 22-year old forward Aglaia Farou (182-95). It is actually her comeback to Glyfada as she has played here before. Farou played most recently at GS Kronos Agiou Dimitriou in the A1, but left the team in Oct.'16. In only one game she had just 2 points and 1 steal last season.
Farou represented Greece at the European Championships U20 for Women in Udine (Italy) three years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 2.3ppg, 2.8rpg.
Farou has played previously for two other teams: Eunikos and Panathinaikos.

GS Esperides Kalliotheas roster for 2017-2018:

Anastasia Evmorfopoulou
Tatiana Zotova
Evgenia Loukatou
Tonia Danousi
Ariana Moorer
Aglaia Farou
Kapsokoli
Kelsey Briggs
Niki Gigourtaki
Christina Litsi

Coach: Giorgos Roumbelakis

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Olympiacos add Andrews to their roster, ex SISU - by Eurobasket News

Olympiakos Volou 1937 (A2) added to their roster 23-year old American guard Ciara Andrews (175-94, college: St.Joseph's). She played last season at SISU Copenhagen in Danish Dameligaen. In 20 games she was second best scorer with impressive 19.4ppg and had 4.0rpg, 2.3apg and 1.6spg (in top 3). A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Danish Dameligaen 3rd Team.
Andrews' college team won Atlantic 10 Tournament in 2013.
She graduated from Saint Joseph's University in 2016 and it is her second season as a professional player.
On Andrews: Ciara is a US Combo Guard that can score with multiple ways and is a leader for her team. She is a high intensity player that pushes the ball in transition and you can get to the rim to score or create for teammates. Ciara is a great decision maker off of screens, and has a pull up game. She can put great pressure on ball and play good defence.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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  ISRAEL  


Adut Bulgak agreed terms with Elitzur Ramla - by Lior Hai

Elitzur Ramla (D1) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old Canadian international power forward Adut Bulgak (193-92, college: Florida State, agency: ProDep Management). She has a double citizenship as she also holds Kenyan passport. Bulgak played most recently at IDK Gipuzkoa Universidad del Pais Vasco in Spanish LFB league. In 16 games she recorded 11.8ppg and 8.9rpg (#5 in the league) last season. Bulgak also played that season for S-Birds in South Korean WKBL where in 13 games she averaged 7.4ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.0bpg.
Last year Bulgak was drafted by New York Liberty (WNBA) in first round (12th overall).
She attended Florida State until 2016 and it will be her second season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Bulgak played in the final of ACC Tournament in 2015. She received also WBCA NJCAA Player of the Year award back in 2014 at her college time.
Bulgak represented Canada at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Her team won Silver and her stats at that event were 6 games: 15.5ppg, Reb-2(10.7rpg), FGP: 47.5%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 80.0%.

Elitzur Ramla roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Noa Ganor
Naama Shafir
Daisy Feder

Jennie Simms

Forward:
Eloisa Katz

Center:
Adut Bulgak

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  ITALY  


Giulia Gombac agreed terms with Carugate - by Eurobasket News

Castel Carugate (Serie A2) inked 23-year old swingman Giulia Gombac (183-94) from Civitanova. In 15 Serie A2 games she recorded 7.5ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.0spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Gombac played at C.U.S. Cagliari (Serie A1). But in 21 games she averaged just 2.0ppg and 2.3rpg.
She represented Italy at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 3.5ppg, 1.0rpg.
Gombac has played previously for four other teams: Venezia, C.U.S. Chieti, Trieste and College Italia.

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  JAPAN  


Fujioka shines as Japan stuns China to make final - by Eurobasket News

Japan's women's national team has continued its meteoric rise at the FIBA Women's Asia Cup, beating 11-time champion China on Friday to set up a meeting with Australia in Saturday's final. All looked lost for Japan when China opened the first four minutes of the final period on a 12-4 run to take a nine-point lead. But a series of super plays by Manami Fujioka (168-G-94) brought Japan back into the game, and then defense carried it over the line for the 74-71 win. Fujioka has proved a real find for coach Tom Hovasse at this tournament in Bangalore, India, and she again proved her worth, finishing with an incredible 19-point, 14-assist, eight-rebound effort to help the Japanese escape the semifinal round. At just 170 cm, the 23-year-old point guard has personified two-time reigning champion Japan's ball movement-focused offense, showing such promise that she has all but usurped Asami Yoshida (165-PG-87)'s place on the team. In the semifinal, Fujioka played point from the opening tip and took the majority of the minutes, with Rio Olympic star Yoshida not seeing the court. Moeko Nagaoka (180-F-93) scored 14 points and again played a vital part in a Japan win, as did Yuki Miyazawa (181-F-93, college: Queens, NY) whose 16 points and four boards were key. Ting Shao (183-F-89) led China with 16 points and five assists, while Gao Song scored 13, as did the team's go-to option, Li Yueru.
In the other semifinal, Australia beat South Korea 81-64. The world No. 4 and five-time Olympic medalists overwhelmed the Koreans, with Kelsey Griffin (188-F-87, college: Nebraska) leading the way with 16 points and nine rebounds.
Courtesy of: japantimes.co.jp



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  NEW ZEALAND  


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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  SENEGAL  


Senegal win Bronze at Francophone Games - by Eurobasket News

Senegal won Bronze at Francophone Games. In the game for the third place they grabbed a valuable 54-50 win over Fed. Wallonie-Brux. Senegal managed to win the first period 22-20 and then added a 13-8 rally in the second frame. Fed. Wallonie-Brux. replied with an 11-7 run in the third period, while Senegal closed the game with a final 12-11 rally to win the game. Ndeye Ndiaye (191-C-79, college: S.Nazarene) stepped up with 14 points and Marieme Diop (186-PF) added 10. Ndeye Ndiaye Fatou followed them with 7 points, whilst Couna Ndao (F-96) and Aminata Faye (192-C-94) had 5 apiece. Pauline Compere (170-PG-97) ended up with 12 points in the losing effort and Nora O'Sullivan (170-PG-97) notched 10.


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  SPAIN  


Brianna Butler (ex Perth) joins Zamarat - by Eurobasket News

Quesos el Pastor Zamarat (LFB) agreed terms with 23-year old American guard Brianna Butler (180-94, college: Syracuse, agency: LBM Management). She played last season at Perth Lynx in Australian WNBL. In 18 games she had 6.9ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.2apg and 1.0spg. Butler helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played that season for Elitzur Holon in Israeli D1 where in two games she recorded 12.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 3.0apg and 2.5spg.
Last year Butler was drafted by Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA) in second round (23rd overall).
She attended Syracuse University until 2016 and it will be her second season in pro basketball.
Butler played in the final of NCAA in 2016.

Quesos el Pastor Zamarat roster for 2017-2018:

Lina Pikciute
Anja Majstorovic
Ivana Kmetovska
Marina Lizarazu
Celia Garcia
Alisia Jenkins
Ainhoa Lopez
Brianna Butler

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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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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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  VENEZUELA  


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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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



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  WORLD CUP U19  


USA and Russia make it into Final in Udine - by Eurobasket News

SEMIFINALS
USA - Japan 73-66
USA outgunned Japan to enter Final in Udine. Ruthy Hebard (193-F) produced 24 points and 14 rebounds in the win. USA secured a 47:33 halftime lead. They boosted the margin at 22-point mark at the final break. Japan went on a desperate 23:8 run in the fourth term but came up short of win at the end. Chennedy Carter (175-G/F-98) tossed in 19 points for the winners. Miki Sasaka (178-PF-98) answered with 16 points for Japan.

Canada - Russia 41-65
Russia cruised past Canada to reach Final in Udine. Raisa Musina (191-F/C-98) provided 22 points and 16 rebounds for the winning side. Russia secured a comfortable 43:17 halftime lead. They stretched the gap at 32-point mark and never looked back en route to the win. Maria Vadeeva (193-C-98) had 13 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. Sarah Donovan (175-G/F-99, college: CAN NT U16) provided 6 points for the North American side.
5-8 Place
Spain - France 53-55
France nipped Spain to set up the clash versus Australia for the 5th overall position. Kadiatou Sissoko (180-F-99) provided 14 points and 7 rebounds for les Bleues. Spain posted a 15:12 lead after ten minutes. France erased the deficit in the second term and eked out a 27:26 halftime lead. The teams went neck and neck throughout the third term and entered the final quarter tied at 41. However France limited their opponents to just 12 points in the fourth term to snatch victory. Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi (187-C-98) had 11 points in the win. Lucia Alonso (170-G-98) and Iris Junio (185-G-99) replied with 12 points each for Spain.

China - Australia 64-70
Australia outgunned China in the classification round. Eziyoda Magbegor (176-F/C-99) tallied 27 points and 10 rebounds for the Gems. China grabbed a 32:30 halftime lead. But Australia turned the tables in the second half. They unloaded 40 points and rolled to the win. Chloe Bibby (184-F-98) provided 11 points in the victory. Han XU (200-C-99) tallied 21 points and 14 rebounds for China.

9-12 Place
Hungary - Italy 73-65
Hungary prevailed against Italy in Udine tonight. Livia Gereben (183-F-99) posted 24 points to lead the charge. Hungary accumulated a 37:26 halftime lead. Italy denied the deficit in the third term and grabbed a narrow lead. But Hungary went on a 20:11 run in the fourth frame to snatch the win. Reka Lelik (178-SG-99) chipped in 13 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds for the winners. Lorela Cubaj (191-C-99) responded with 22 points and 13 rebounds for Italy.

Mexico - Latvia 66-84
Latvia fired past Mexico in Udine today. Digna Strautmane (188-PF-98) stepped up with 28 points to lead the Baltic side. Latvia got to a strong start as they registered a 53:29 halftime advantage. Mexico narrowed the gap in the third term but could not threaten the margin seriously as Latvia breezed to the win in the fourth term. Ivanda Hudjakova (182-F-98) tossed in 13 points for Latvia. Alexia Gonzalez (170-SF-98) posted 19 points for Mexico.
13-16 Place
Egypt - Mali 56-85
Mali edged Egypt in the classification game. Adama Coulibaly (175-G/F-98) came up with 22 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the winners. Mali rallied to a 37:17 halftime lead. They stayed in charge throughout the second half and breezed to the win. Mariam Drame (183-F/C-00) had 13 points and 9 boards in the victory. Radwa Sherif (187-C-98) topscored with 19 points and 10 rebounds for Egypt.

Puerto Rico - South Korea 77-72
Puerto Rico outgunned South Korea in the classification round clash. Puerto Rico eked out a 39:38 halftime lead. They extended the lead at 7-point mark heading into the fourth quarter. South Korea pulled closer in the final term but could not avoid the loss. India Pagan (187-C-99) delivered 26 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists for Puerto Rico. Angelique Rodriguez (180-F-99) had 14 points in the victory. Park Jihyun (180-F-00) answered with 24 points for South Korea.