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

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  ABA LEAGUE  



Boban Stajic is coming back to MZT Skopje Aerodrom - by Rado Markovic Hribernik

The potential national team member of Macedonia Boban Stajic (185-PG-93) is again a part of the KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom team. He has agreed to sign an one-year agreement with six-times Macedonian champions from Skopje.

Boban Stajic, had an exceptionally successful two past seasons with Feni Industries,. Now he is returning to his old squad, where he played between the years 2013 and 2015. Previously, he has played for KK Lirija Skopje of Skopje.

Stajic is the second reinforcement for KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom during this summer's transfer period, after the former captain of the team Damjan Stojanovski (198-SG-87, agency: BeoBasket) has returned to Jane Sandanski. Currently there are three more players under the contract with the Metalists, which will be led by Aleksandar Todorov (agency: Global Sports Plaza ) in the new season. Those are Marko Simonovski (192-G/F-89, agency: Interperformances), Adem Mekic (195-G-95) and Xavier Thames (191-G-91, college: San Diego St.).




Jordan Morgan reinforced Union Olimpija - by Rado Markovic Hribernik

Union Olimpija Ljubljana reached a one-year deal with American center Jordan Morgan (203-F-91, college: Michigan), who used to play in Greece last season.

Union Olimpija Ljubljana has made an agreement for the upcoming season with American center Jordan Morgan. 25-year old powerful player played in Greece for GS Kymis during the 2016/17 season. Morgan, who used to play in the NCAA for the Michigan University, averaged 11.6 points and 9 rebounds per game in the Greek national championship. He used to play for Acea Virtus Roma, Hermine Nantes Atlantique and Paris-Levallois before GS Kymis in Europe.

The player is also active outside the court, as he established and runs the non-profit organization Jordan Morgan, which has a goal of improving the social and educational situation of youngsters in his hometown of Detroit and state of Michigan.

'I have spent 3 seasons in Europe and an offer from Union Olimpija Ljubljana is something that I have grabbed with my both hands, as it is a renowned club with a rich history of playing in European competitions. I am aware of the challenge in several competitions and the importance of winning the domestic titles, which have been presented to me in the club as the main goals,' the player did not try to hide his excitement when reaching the deal.

Gasper Okorn , Union Olimpija Ljubljana head coach added: 'It is so far the biggest reinforcement of our side this summer. It is the player that will be the key of our game under both rims. With his strength, agility and knowledge I believe that he will be able to accomplish the mission, placed ahead of him.'




Stajic comes back to MZT Skopje - by Armando Caporaso

Defending champion KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom (Prva Liga) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old point guard Boban Stajic (185-93). It is actually his comeback to Skopje as he has played here before. Stajic has played for the last two years at Feni Industries in the Prva Liga. In 24 games he recorded 9.2ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.5apg and 1.2spg last season. Stajic also played 15 games in Balkan League where he averaged 7.1ppg, 1.7rpg, 1.6apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. Stajic's team made it to the Macedonian final. He received Eurobasket.com All-Macedonian League Honorable Mention award in 2017.
Stajic represented FYR Macedonia at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) five years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 7.4ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.2apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 53.8%, 3PT: 16.7%, FT: 50.0%.
Stajic has played previously for two other teams: Lirija and Makedonija Mladi.

KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Damjan Stojanovski
Boban Stajic
Adem Mekic

Forward:
Marko Simonovski

Coach: Aleksandar Todorov

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in FYR Macedonia



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  ANGOLA  


Angolan U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Denislon Paulo
Alcane Paka
Tussama Sebastiao
Franklim Rocha
Esmael Batista
Agostingho Mayene
Emanuel Sebastiao
Isaac Bartolomeou
Aristide Garcia
Angelo Alexandre
Emanuel Silva
Edvanio Ssantos
Denilson Fernandes
Michel Ngongo
Jose Cabasu
Gerson Culunga
Emanuel Costa
Marcis Sousa
Cesaltino Antonio
Antonio Segunda
Jose Calessa
Marcelo Morote
Martin Santos
Tedoyama Simao




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  ARGENTINA  


San Isidro keeps Muller for another season - by Eurobasket News

San Isidro San Francisco (TNA) re-signed 32-year old guard Martin Muller (191-85). He played there last season. In 47 TNA games he recorded 7.2ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.4apg. Muller helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
He ended the previous (2015-16) season at Boca Juniors (LigaA) where in four games he averaged 4.8ppg and 1.3rpg. But the most of that year Muller spent at MH Basket. In 35 TNA games he had 11.6ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.5apg and 1.2spg.
Muller played at the South American Championships for Clubs nine years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 2 games: 5.5ppg, 2.0apg.
Muller has played previously for seven other teams: Ferrocarril, Quilmes Mar del Plata, Libertad Sunchales, Automovil Club, Argentino, Obera Tennis Club and Automovil Club.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Atenas welcome back Cantero - by Eurobasket News

Atenas Cordoba (LigaA) landed experienced 35-year old former Argentinian international point guard Juan Pablo Cantero (184-82). It is actually his comeback to Cordoba as he has played here before. Cantero has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport. Cantero played most recently at San Martin Corrientes (LigaA). In 62 games he averaged 8.4ppg, 2.0rpg and 5.1apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Cantero played at Lanus where in 54 LigaA games he had 9.3ppg, 3.3rpg and 3.8apg.
Among other achievements Cantero's team made it to the LigaA Semifinals in 2009 and 2011. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA 6th Man of the Year award back in 2010.
Cantero represented Argentina at the South American Championships in Colombia seven years ago.
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. Cantero has played previously professionally also in Italy (Banco di Srd and Montecatiniterme) and Argentina (Echague, Libertad Sunchales, La Union, Sionista and Quimsa).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Atenas.
Let's have closer look into Cantero's outlook: Has a tremendous offensive talent, but is too much discontinous. He is more a streak shooter who can win a game by himself when he is hot than the typical go-to player with great outside accuracy. Can spend time even at the PG, but has a better instinct is at the 2 position.

Atenas Cordoba roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Juan_Pablo Cantero
Carlos Schattmann

Forwards:
Diego Lo_Grippo
Nicolas Romano

Coach: Nicolas Casalanguida

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Atenas sign Juan Emiliano Fernandez - by Eurobasket News

Atenas Cordoba (LigaA) signed 26-year old swingman Juan Emiliano Fernandez (196-91) from GECR Indalo. In 30 LigaA games he had 8.5ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.2apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Fernandez played at Lanus where in 56 LigaA games he recorded 5.4ppg and 2.1rpg.
He was also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. Fernandez played for Argentinian Senior National Team between 2011 and 2014 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2008.
He also represented Argentina at the ODESUR Games in Santiago (Chile) three years ago. Fernandez's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 5 games: 9.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.2apg, FGP-3 (83.3%), 3PT: 52.4%.
Fernandez has played previously for two other teams: Libertad Sunchales and Quimsa.

Atenas Cordoba roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Juan_Pablo Cantero
Carlos Schattmann
Juan_Emiliano Fernandez

Forwards:
Diego Lo_Grippo
Nicolas Romano

Coach: Nicolas Casalanguida

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Ezequiel Manzanares agreed terms with P.Echague - by Eurobasket News

I.C.D. Pedro Echague Capital Federal (TFB) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old swingman Ezequiel Manzanares (197-90) from H.San Justo. Manzanares has played there for the last three years. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
Manzanares represented Argentina at the International Tournament in Mannheim (Unofficial World Championships U18) nine years ago.
He has played previously for six other teams: Sport Club, Lanus, Firmat FC Santa Fe, Racing de Gualeguaychu, Independiente Tandil and La Union.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @buddingmartin)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Reggie Hamilton (ex Quimsa) joins Titanes Licey - by Eurobasket News

Titanes del Licey (LNB) agreed terms with 28-year old American point guard Reggie Hamilton (182-80kg-89, college: Oakland, agency: SDJ Sports). He played last season at Quimsa in Argentinian LigaA. In 8 games he had 7.8ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.3apg. Hamilton also played that season for Al Shamal in Qatari D1 where in 5 games he recorded very impressive stats: 25.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 5.6apg and 1.8spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his college team won Summit League Tournament for two years in a row (2010 and 2011). Hamilton was also voted USBasket.com All-NCAA D1 1st Team and NABC Division I All-District 12 1st Team back in 2012.
He is quite experienced player. Hamilton's career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in four different countries. Hamilton tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Italy (VL Pesaro, Chieti, Scafati and FCM Ferentino), Japan (Niigata Albirex), Poland (Siarka) and NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars).
Hamilton attended Oakland University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
On Hamilton: A classic combo guard player, who can spend time in 1 and 2 positions.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Dominican Republic



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  AUSTRIA  


Rasid Mahalbasic (ex Sevilla) is a newcomer at EWE Baskets - by Eurobasket News

EWE Baskets Oldenburg (BBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old Austrian international center Rasid Mahalbasic (210-112kg-90, agency: BeoBasket). He played most recently at Betis Energia Plus Sevilla in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 22 games he recorded 10.1ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.8apg last season. Mahalbasic also played that season for Yesilgiresun Bld in Turkish BSL where in 9 games he averaged 11.2ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.2spg. He also spent pre-season at BC Nizhny Novgorod (VTB) in Russian league that year.
Mahalbasic has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Among other achievements he won Kazakhstan League championship title in 2015. Mahalbasic received also Eurobasket.com All-VTB League 2nd Team award in 2016.
He has been also a member of Austrian international program for some years. Mahalbasic has regularly played for Austrian senior team since 2008 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
He also represented Austria at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 16.0ppg, 7.5rpg, 3.3apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 51.7%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 67.6%.
Mahalbasic is a very experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America) in eight different countries. Mahalbasic has played previously professionally in Bosnia (Bosna-Royal), Croatia (KK Split), Italy, Poland (Asseco), Slovenia (Zlatorog), Turkey (Tofas and Fenerbahce), Czech Republic (CEZ Nymburk) and Kazakhstan (Astana).

EWE Baskets Oldenburg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Karsten Tadda
Mickey McConnell
Brad Loesing
Frantz Massenat
Bryon Allen
Haris Hujic

Forwards:
Rickey Paulding
Maxime De_Zeeuw
Philipp Schwethelm
Isaiah Philmore
Marko Bacak

Center:
Rasid Mahalbasic

Coach: Mladen Drijencic

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Germany



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  BAHAMAS  


Levice signs Kentwan Smith - by Eurobasket News

BK Levicki Patrioti (SBL) signed 26-year old Bahamas international forward Kentwan Smith (203-93kg-91, college: Stetson). He played last season at BC Nokia in Finnish Korisliiga, but left the team in Jan.'17. In 22 games he had 8.0ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.1apg.
The previous (2016) summer Smith played at Fuerza Guinda Nogales in Mexican CIBACOPA where in 12 games he recorded 9.9ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.6apg in 2016 season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of A-Sun Tournament in 2014. Smith was also voted All-A-Sun 2nd Team in 2015 at his college time.
Smith represented Bahamas at the CBC Championships in Tortola (British Virgin Islands) two years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 6 games: 8.3ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.5spg, FGP-2 (68.4%), 3PT: 35.0%, FT: 33.3%.
Smith has played also professionally in Romania (BC Timisoara).
He attended Stetson University until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

BK Levicki Patrioti roster for 2017-2018:

Teo Petani
Miha Vasl
Zarko Djuric
Boris Bojanovsky
Simon Krajcovic
Kentwan Smith
Martin Bachan
Martin Danielic
Patrik Adamik

Coach: Teo Hojc

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Slovakia



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  BAHRAIN  


Nuwaidrat welcomes back Ilic - by Eurobasket News

Nuwaidrat (Premier League) tabbed 33-year old Serbian ex-international center Mile Ilic (215-104kg-84). It is actually his comeback to Nuwaidrat as he has played here before. Ilic has a double citizenship as he also holds Bosnia and Herzegovina passport. Ilic played most recently at Tadamon in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. In 9 games he averaged impressive 19.0ppg, 13.2rpg, 2.8apg and 1.0bpg last season. Ilic also played that season for Nuwaidrat where in 9 Premier League games he had very remarkable stats: 19.0ppg, 13.1rpg and 2.8apg. He helped them to make it to the cup final.
In 2005 Ilic was drafted by New Jersey Nets (NBA) in second round (43rd overall).
He played in the final of Serbian League in 2012. Ilic was a member of Serbian Senior National Team back in 2012.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Ilic experienced life in nine different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Ilic has played previously professionally in France (Monaco), Georgia (MIA), Iran (Mahram), Italy, Lithuania (Lietkabelis), Russia (Lokomotiv), Spain (Sevilla and RETAbet Bilbao Basket), NBA (Brooklyn Nets) and Serbia (Metalac, Vojvodina and Crvena Zvezda).

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Bahrain



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  BALKAN LEAGUE  


Academic Bultex 99 new team at BIBL - by Dren Shporta

Balkan League will have a new member team in its umbrella since the new 2017-18 season.

The Bulgarian Akademik Bultex 99 Plovdiv team is confirmed to take part in new season at Balkan League, while this team will debut in the league.

Akademik Bultex 99 Plovdiv has finished with 16 wins and 8 defeats regular season at Bulgarian elite basketball league last season and this will be an important step for the team.

Last season, BC Beroe was the only Bulgarian team to participate at Balkan League, and has won the BIBL league.



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  BALTIC LEAGUE  


Carl Engstrom (ex Uppsala) signs at Tartu Ulikool - by Eurobasket News

Tartu Ulikool (Alexela KML) landed 26-year old Swedish international center Carl Engstrom (216-129kg-91, college: Alabama). He played most recently at Uppsala Basket in Swedish Basketligan. Engstrom managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 26 Basketligan games he averaged 11.4ppg and 7.1rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Engstrom also played that season for Nevezis in Lithuanian LKL where in three games he had just 2.0ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.3bpg. He also played 2 games in Baltic League where he recorded 11.0ppg, 9.0rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0bpg. The other team Engstrom played shortly was Palencia_Baloncesto in Spanish LEB Gold. But in 7 games he got only 1.7ppg and 2.3rpg.
He has been also a member of Swedish international program for some years. Engstrom has regularly played for Swedish senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
He also represented Sweden at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 1.5ppg, 2.8rpg.
Engstrom has played also professionally for other Swedish teams like Sweden for Sodertalje Kings Malbas IK Eos.
He attended University of Alabama until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Estonia



Saulius Kulvietis leaves Vytautas - by Eurobasket News

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

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Lithuania



Liepaja/Triobet welcomes back Leimanis - by Eurobasket News

Liepaja/Triobet (LBL) landed 23-year old shooting guard Toms Leimanis (188-94). It is actually his comeback to Liepaja as he has played here before. Leimanis played most recently at BK Ventspils (LBL). In 29 games he averaged 5.0ppg, 1.1rpg, 1.6apg and 1.0spg last season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Leimanis also played 9 games in Basketball Champions League where he had just 1.3ppg.
The previous (15-16) season Leimanis played at Liepaja/Triobet. In 44 LBL games he recorded 7.8ppg, 2.7rpg and 3.7apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Leimanis also played 16 games in Baltic League where he got 10.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.4apg and 1.3spg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Among other achievements Leimanis received Eurobasket.com All-Latvian LBL D2 Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Latvian LBL D2 Guard of the Year award back in 2014.
He represented Latvia at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. Leimanis' team won Silver and his stats at that event were 8 games: 1.5ppg, 1.1rpg, 1.1apg.
Leimanis has played previously for two other teams: Ventspils Augstskola and LMT Basketbola Akademija.

Liepaja/Triobet roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Toms Leimanis
Girts Lazdans
Valdis Senkans

Forward:
Roman Gruschenko

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Latvia



Nevezis add Matulis to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Nevezis Kedainiai (LKL) added to their roster 31-year old swingman Gintautas Matulis (196-95kg-86). He has played for the last two seasons at Suduva-Mantinga in the NKL. In 47 games he had 14.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.2apg and 1.6spg last season. Matulis helped them to win the NKL title (twice) (also twice). A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian NKL 2nd Team.
He has played previously for two other teams: Juventus and Ezerunas-Karys.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nevezis land Rytis Juknevicius - by Eurobasket News

Nevezis Kedainiai (LKL) tabbed 24-year old shooting guard Rytis Juknevicius (187-93, agency: Players Group). He played most recently at Suduva-Mantinga in the NKL. In 31 games he averaged 9.6ppg, 2.5rpg, 4.6apg and 1.7spg last season. Juknevicius helped them to win the NKL title (twice) (also twice).
The most of previous (2015-16) season he spent at JSA Bordeaux in French NM1 where in 20 games he had 5.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.5apg and 1.2spg. Juknevicius also played that season for Dzukija. In 8 LKL games he recorded 7.6ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.3apg.
He represented France at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 10 games: 4.0ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.4apg.
Juknevicius has played previously for two other teams: Petrochema and Trakai.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Lithuania



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  BARBADOS  


Lakers and Pinelands open semifinal series with victories - by Eurobasket News

Lakers and Pinelands made steps closer to the BABA Finals. They celebrated victories in the respective semifinal series.
Lakers upset Sonics 77:73 in the opener. Jamal Singh came up with 23 points to pace the winners. Lakers used a 28:13 run in the second term to take a 41:27 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 19-point mark at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the win. Chiamaka Browne and Keefe Birkett (183-G-88) tossed in 13 points each for the winners. Akeem Marsh (206-F/C-87) responded with 28 points for Sonics.
Pinelands rolled past Cavaliers 96:90 in Game 1. Cavaliers unleashed 37 points in the second frame to build a 54:44 halftime advantage. But Pinelands picked up the tempo in the second half. They unloaded 52 points after the big break and marched to the win. Derion Hurley accounted for 30 points, while Jeremy Gill (183-G-81) contributed 20 points and 9 boards in the victory. Joel Hunte answered with 17 points and 8 caroms in the loss.



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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


Monaco announce Dru Joyce - by Eurobasket News

AS Monaco Basket (ProA) has reportedly added to their roster 32-year old American point guard Dru Joyce (185-PG-85, college: Akron). He played last season at B.Muenchen in German BBL league. Joyce managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 16 BBL games he recorded 3.7ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.9apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). Joyce also played that season for Tsmoki-Minsk in Belarusian league. The team played in three different competitions that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 12 FIBA Europe Cup games he averaged impressive 15.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 8.3apg and 1.5spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup 3rd Team. Joyce also played 18 games in VTB United League where he got 14.2ppg, 3.8rpg, 6.4apg and 1.7spg. He also played 4 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 13.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 6.8apg (top 3) and 1.5spg (in top 4).
Joyce has played previously professionally also in Poland (Anwil and Energa Czarni).
He attended University of Akron until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.
On Joyce: The typical floor general who supplies leadership, court vision and points when needed.



CEZ Nymburk keeps Lawrence for another season - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion CEZ Basketball Nymburk (NBL) re-signed 31-year old American point guard Eugene Lawrence (184-105kg-86, college: St.John's). He played there last season. In 41 NBL games he averaged 8.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.2apg and 1.5spg. Lawrence also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 8.9ppg, 2.7rpg and 4.7apg.
He won Czech Republic League championship title in 2012 and 2017 and the cup in 2012 and 2017. Lawrence was selected to Czech Republic NBL All-Star Game in 2012 and 2017.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Telekom Baskets in German BBL. In 33 games he recorded 8.1ppg, 2.7rpg, 7.0apg and 1.5spg. Lawrence also played 10 games in Eurocup where he got 10.5ppg, 2.3rpg and 7.4apg (top 3).
He has played also professionally in Slovakia, Ukraine (Hoverla) and Czech Republic (Prostejov).
Lawrence attended St. John's University until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: A tremendous playmaker with the ability to distribute the ball or find a way to score
a tough, hard-nosed and tenacious on-ball defender uses strength and anticipation skills to get in the passing lanes. An ever-maturing floor leader
.

CEZ Basketball Nymburk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Eugene Lawrence
Quincy Diggs

Forwards:
Jaromir Bohacik
Hunter Mickelson

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Czech Republic



Rasid Mahalbasic (ex Sevilla) is a newcomer at EWE Baskets - by Eurobasket News

EWE Baskets Oldenburg (BBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old Austrian international center Rasid Mahalbasic (210-112kg-90, agency: BeoBasket). He played most recently at Betis Energia Plus Sevilla in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 22 games he recorded 10.1ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.8apg last season. Mahalbasic also played that season for Yesilgiresun Bld in Turkish BSL where in 9 games he averaged 11.2ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.2spg. He also spent pre-season at BC Nizhny Novgorod (VTB) in Russian league that year.
Mahalbasic has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Among other achievements he won Kazakhstan League championship title in 2015. Mahalbasic received also Eurobasket.com All-VTB League 2nd Team award in 2016.
He has been also a member of Austrian international program for some years. Mahalbasic has regularly played for Austrian senior team since 2008 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
He also represented Austria at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 16.0ppg, 7.5rpg, 3.3apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 51.7%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 67.6%.
Mahalbasic is a very experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America) in eight different countries. Mahalbasic has played previously professionally in Bosnia (Bosna-Royal), Croatia (KK Split), Italy, Poland (Asseco), Slovenia (Zlatorog), Turkey (Tofas and Fenerbahce), Czech Republic (CEZ Nymburk) and Kazakhstan (Astana).

EWE Baskets Oldenburg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Karsten Tadda
Mickey McConnell
Brad Loesing
Frantz Massenat
Bryon Allen
Haris Hujic

Forwards:
Rickey Paulding
Maxime De_Zeeuw
Philipp Schwethelm
Isaiah Philmore
Marko Bacak

Center:
Rasid Mahalbasic

Coach: Mladen Drijencic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Besiktas keep Veyseloglu for another season - by Eurobasket News

Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul (BSL) re-signed experienced 34-year old former international forward Erkan Veyseloglu (200-110kg-83, agency: 1x1 Sports). He played there last season. In 36 BSL games he recorded 5.3ppg and 2.1rpg. Veyseloglu helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. He also played 12 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 4.3ppg and 2.5rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Veyseloglu played at Turk Telekom. In 28 BSL games he had 6.6ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.5apg. He also played 14 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 4.2ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.1apg.
Veyseloglu was also a member of Turkish international program for some years. He played for Turkish Senior National Team between 2004 and 2009 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2002.
Veyseloglu also represented Turkey at the Mediterranean Games eight years ago.
He has spent his entire career in Turkey playing for seven other teams: Anadolu Efes, Pinar Karsiyaka, Fenerbahce, Tuborg, Erdemir, Pertevniyal and Tuborg.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Ice Man. He can stay calm in unthinkable situations. Very smart player who always makes the correct pass, and correct penetrations. Very good shot selection. He can penetrate with ease to half court defenses and always find the right option for him or for the team mates. Long arms that helps him to apply pressure to the ball and also helps him to deny the wingmen as well. Can hit behind the 3 line with streaks. A top level player.

Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
D.J. Strawberry
Jon Diebler

Forwards:
Erkan Veyseloglu
Earl Clark

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELGIUM  


Rotterdam signs Ordane Kanda-Kanyinda, ex Antwerp - by Eurobasket News

Rotterdam Challengers (Eredivisie) signed 21-year old Belgian point guard Ordane Kanda-Kanyinda (186-96). He has played for the last three seasons at Port of Antwerp Giants in Belgian Euromillions League. In 32 games he had just 3.0ppg and 1.1apg last season. Kanda-Kanyinda helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals. He also played 7 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded only 1.7ppg and 1.0apg.
Despite young age Kanda-Kanyinda had impressive career. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Division B 1st Team back in 2012.
He represented Belgium at the European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) last year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 10.9ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 49.2%, 3PT: 11.1%, FT: 81.3%.

Rotterdam Challengers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kasper Averink
Ordane Kanda-Kanyinda

Forwards:
Ties Theeuwkens
Michael Kok
Coen Stolk

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BOSNIA  


Wuerzburg signs Dejan Kovacevic - by Eurobasket News

s.Oliver Wuerzburg (BBL) signed 21-year old Bosnian power forward Dejan Kovacevic (209-110kg-96, agency: Interperformances). He played last season at FC Bayern Muenchen II in the ProB. In 22 games he had 9.6ppg and 4.1rpg. Kovacevic helped them to win the NBBL title (twice) (also twice).
He represented Bosnia at the Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Germany (Unofficial World Championships U18) three years ago. Kovacevic's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 4.4ppg, 2.1rpg, FGP: 38.5%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 66.7%.
Kovacevic has played previously for another German team Furstenfeldbruck.
He could be described: Excellent size, quickness for his age and size, with excellent rebounding and shotblocking and a touch that is usually common to shooting guards.

s.Oliver Wuerzburg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Maurice Stuckey
Abdul Gaddy
D.J. Richardson

Forwards:
Vytenis Lipkevicius
Osvaldas Olisevicius
Ryan Anderson
Dejan Kovacevic

Coach: Dirk Bauermann

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mario Spaleta (ex Zadar) signs at Siroki Primorka - by Eurobasket News

HKK Siroki Primorka (Division I) landed 22-year old Croatian power forward Mario Spaleta (210-95). He has played for the last five years at KK Zadar in Croatian A1 league. In 9 games he averaged 3.9ppg and 2.3rpg last season. Spaleta also played 7 games in ABA League where he had just 1.4ppg.
He played in the final of Croatian Cup (Kresimir Cosic Cup) in 2016.
Spaleta was a member of Croatian U20 National Team two years ago.
He has played also professionally in Croatia for Jazine.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BRAZIL  


Phoenix Suns released Barbosa - by Eurobasket News

Phoenix Suns (NBA) released experienced 35-year old Brazilian international point guard Leandro Barbosa (190-92kg-82). Barbosa played there last season. In 67 NBA games he had 6.3ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.2apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at the Warriors where in 91 NBA games he recorded 6.2ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.1apg.
In 2003 Barbosa was drafted by San Antonio Spurs in first round (28th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-World Cup Honorable Mention back in 2014.
Barbosa has been also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Brazilian senior team since 2001 and previously for U18 National Team in 2000.
Barbosa represented Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 11.8ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.0apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 52.5%, 3PT: 14.3%, FT: 80.0%.
Barbosa has played previously professionally in other NBA teams (Boston Celtics, Washington Wizards, Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers) and Brazil (Flamengo, Palmeiras, Paschoalotto/Bauru and Pinheiros).
He could be described: Tremendously long arms for a guard; good upside potential.
has a powerful body, great athletic skills, an incredible control of his body, and a very quick first pace; passes the ball very well, dribbles incredibly well, and can easily hit a 3 pointer; like every International player. Probably the quickest guard in the NBA nowadays
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By Eurobasket Data Center

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Flamengo keeps Lopez for another season - by Eurobasket News

Clube de Regatas do Flamengo (NBB) re-signed experienced 36-year old international power forward Joao Paulo Lopez (205-122kg-81, college: Gonzaga). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 32 NBB games he recorded 11.5ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.7apg last season. Lopez helped them to win the regular season.
In 2006 he was drafted by Vancouver Dragons (CBA) in first round (7th overall).
The former Gonzaga University staris in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Lopez won Brazilian National League championship title in 2016. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian League 2nd Team award in 2016.
Lopez represented Brazil at the South American Championships in Caracas (Venezuela) last year. His team won Silver but his stats at that event were not that impressive as he did not score anything.
Lopez has played also professionally in France (Limoges CSP Elite and Le Mans), Latvia (Barons Riga) and Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Flamengo.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Rafael Freire Luz leaves Baskonia - by Eurobasket News

25-year old Brazilian international point guard Rafael Freire Luz (188-94kg-92) left Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa). Freire Luz played there also last season. In 27 Liga Endesa games he recorded just 2.9ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.4apg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Freire Luz played there also last season. He also played 32 games in Euroleague where he averaged only 2.2ppg and 1.5apg. Freire Luz contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Flamengo in Brazilian NBB. In 41 games he had 7.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.1apg (top 4) and 1.3spg (in top 5). Freire Luz contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) (also twice).
He has been also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. Freire Luz has regularly played for Brazilian senior team since 2011 and previously for U17 National Team back in 2007.
He also represented Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year.
Thanks to Freire Luz's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Freire Luz has played previously for six other Spain teams: Unicaja Malaga, CB Granada, Blusens Monbus, Meridiano Alicante, Unicaja B Malaga and Clinicas Rincon.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A guard with very explosive athletic skills. Needs to improve his outside shooting and game reading, but has great upside. Can easily run on the rim against much taller opponents. Tough to defend. Sometimes the only thing you could do to stop him is to foul.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Murilo Becker (ex Trotamundos) is a newcomer at Vitoria - by Eurobasket News

Universo/Vitoria Salvador (NBB) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 34-year old Brazilian ex-international power forward Murilo Becker (211-83). He played most recently at Trotamundos in Venezuelan LPB league. Becker also played that season for Vasco Da where in 33 NBB games he recorded 10.9ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.1apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he received Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian League 2nd Team award back in 2009 and 2014.
Becker also played at the South American Championships for Clubs nine years ago.
Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Becker has played previously professionally in Bulgaria (Lukoil Academic Sofia), Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv) and Brazil (Vivo/Franca, Minas, COC Ribeirao, Paschoalotto/Bauru and Sao Jose/Vinac).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Positives: Murilo has great size for a power forward. Plays Center in Brazil and is dominant, although he is not that big. Good rebounder, runs the floor well and is quick for his size. Deals very well with bigger guys. Nice touch on short distance shots and midrange shots. Not a terrible 3pt shooter, although he doesn't shoot that much from the outside.
Negatives: Not that athletic when compared to most NBA power forwards. Does not have good size to be an NBA center, and he isn't athletic enough to guard quicker power forwards. Commits too many fouls and can easily get into foul trouble. Does not have much of a post up game
.

Universo/Vitoria Salvador roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andre Bresolin
Kenny Dawkins

Forwards:
Arthur Silva
Edu de_Oliveira
Renato Scholz

Centers:
Murilo Becker
Douglas Kurtz

Coach: Regis Marrelli

By Eurobasket Data Center

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David Cubillan (ex Trotamundos) joins Flamengo - by Eurobasket News

Clube de Regatas do Flamengo (NBB) agreed terms with 30-year old Venezuelan international point guard David Cubillan (181-87, college: Marquette, agency: Pro Sports). He has played for the last two seasons at Trotamundos in Venezuelan LPB league. In 37 games he had 13.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 7.5apg and 1.0spg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Cubillan played in the final of Venezuelan LPB in 2012 and 2014. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LPB Guard of the Year in 2016.
Cubillan represented Venezuela at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 5.8ppg, 2.4apg, FGP: 25.0%, 3PT: 46.7%.
Cubillan's career allowed him to visit three different continents. He tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. Cubillan has played previously professionally also in Israel (Maccabi Ashdod and Maccabi Haifa), Mexico (Soles) and Venezuela (Marinos, Guaros, Lanceros and Espartanos).
He attended Marquette University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.
On Cubillan: A very promising PG, with leadership and scoring ability; thanks to his maturity, is yet scouted by various NCAA colleges. Has became a very good 3pts shooter during his college years. Defensively, he takes advantage from his quickness and agility to make pressure on opposite guards and steal balls on the perimeter.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS  


Registration for Hon Fraser/STS League ends July 7, 2017 - by David Edole

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Registration for the eagerly awaited Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed League has been fair but it is expected to end with a flurry as team registration ends on Friday July 7, 2017.
The League, now celebrating its 5th year, is open to both men and women and includes a Junior Division. This year for the first time there will be two categories of ages for the Junior League; a 9-12 and 13-16.

The Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed Basketball League will start on August 19, 2017 and run until November 5, 2017.

According to a press release from the league, registration forms are available on the League's Facebook page, and in order to be registered teams must fill out the roster and include registration fees.

'The response has been fair so far. However, this could be considered normal since teams usually wait until the final week of registration to complete their registration,' commented Chairperson of the League, Mrs Kharid T. Fraser.

Registration for the Junior League is only $100.00 which includes 12 uniform tops. For the Senior Division Registration is $200.00 and also includes 12 uniform tops.

'With regards to the number of teams allowed, there's no limit. Over the years we average about 12 senior teams and 6 junior teams,' Mrs Fraser further told Virgin Islands News Online.

Step up with Gold Rings

This year the Championship Team will be awarded gold rings, as well as having their banner flying in the arena at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff's Bottom, Tortola, where all games are played.

For more information about registration forms, Team Owners, Managers, Coaches and Players can contact the League's Commissioner M. Derrick R. Varlack at 340-3790 or the Chairperson Mrs Kharid T. Fraser at 542-2637.

Additionally, Mrs Fraser said "the next step after registration is to set a date for Teams to pick a draft player, after which there will also be a meeting with all Team Owners, Managers, and Coaches to ensure everyone is clear about the rules and expectations."

The League was founded in 2013 by Hon Julian Fraser RA, the Third District Representative and Bishop John I. Cline of the Save the Seed Energy Centre and New Life Baptist Church.

The objectives of the Basketball League include to provide wholesome basketball competitive games in a family environment while promoting discipline and respect for each player, fans, the League Committee, the game, God and country.



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  BULGARIA  


Bulgarian National Team 2017 - by Greg

Bulgarian National Team 2017
#s#
Stanimir Marinov
Marinov
Evgeni Hadjirusev
Hadjirusev
Chavdar Kostov
Kostov
Nikolay Stoyanov
Stoyanov
Yordan Minchev
Minchev
#e#5
Stanimir Marinov 192-G-91 Balkan Bulgaria
Evgeni Hadjirusev 193-G-95 Levski Bulgaria
Chavdar Kostov 195-SG-88 Kymis Greece
Nikolay Stoyanov 195-G/F-94 Rilski Bulgaria
Yordan Minchev 202-F-98 Vrsac Serbia
Aleksandar Yanev Georgiev 203-F-90 Zadar Croatia
Dimitar Dimitrov 203-PF-93 Lukoil Acad. Bulgaria
Martin Marinov 191-SG-85 Spartak Pleven Bulgaria
Aleks Simeonov 200-F-93 Gipuzkoa GBC Spain
Pavel Marinov 199-SF-88 Lille France
Velislav Galabov 207-C-94 Spartak Pleven Bulgaria
Nikolai Vangelov 212-C-96 Palestrina Italy
Aleksander Vezenkov 206-PF-95 FC Barcelona Spain
Dee Bost 188-PG-89 Zalgiris Lithuania
Stanislav Vaklinov 207-PF-89 Akademik PL Bulgaria

Ljubomir Minchev Head Coach Beroe Bulgaria
Yavor Asparuhov Assistant Lukoil Acad. Bulgaria
Yordan Kolev Assistant



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  CAMEROON  


Jean-Dieudonniz Biog is a newcomer at Quimper - by Eurobasket News

Quimper UJAP (ProB) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old naturalized Cameroonian center Jean-Dieudonniz Biog (205-95). He played most recently at St Vallier in the NM1. In 32 games he recorded 3.5ppg and 2.7rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Biog played at SO Maritime Boulogne. But in 32 ProB games he averaged just 0.9ppg and 1.3rpg.
His team made it to the U21 Championships (Trophee du Futur) Semifinals in 2014.
Biog represented France at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) three years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 1.0ppg, 1.2rpg.
Biog has played previously for three other teams: ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket, ALM Evreux and CFBB.

Quimper UJAP roster for 2017-2018:

Mathieu Tensorer
Fabien Herard
Kevin Mondesir
Maxime Choplin
Jean-Dieudonniz Biog
Thomas Prost
Marc-Antoine Hello

Coach: Laurent Foirest

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CANADA  


CANADA LOSES TIGHT GAME TO SPAIN AT FIBA U19 WORLD CUP - by John Gary

COURTESY BASKETBALL.CA The U19 Mens National Team took on Spain in the group stage of the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2017, losing a tightly contested game by a score of 78-73. Abu Kigal ST- CATHARINES ON, led Canada with 16 points and 8 rebounds while Prince Oduro Toronto ON, ADDED 14 POINTS AND 6 REBOUNDS. Lindell Wigginton, Halifax NS, CHIPPED IN WITH 11 POINTS AND 7 REBOUNDS IN THE LOSS. Lindell Wigginton, Halifax NS, Abu Kigab, ST-CATHARINES ON, RJ BARRELL, MISSISSAUGA ON, ANTHONY LONGPRE, LASSOMPTION QC, and Amidaw Bamba, Toronto ON, started for Canada. ' Tough loss in game two of the tournament, hope to bounce back with a better performance against Japan in game three. These tournaments are about character and resilence and were going too keep fighting for Canada, ' SAID Roy Rana head coach. ' I think we started off slow because of that we had to climb back in the second half and didn't have enough left in the tank at the end.'


Canadian University National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Canadian University National Team 2017
#s#
David Kapinga
Kapinga
Mambi Diawara
Diawara
Justus Alleyne
Alleyne
Kevin Bercy
Bercy
Jordan Jensen-Whyte
Jensen-Whyte
#e#5
David Kapinga 180-PG Calgary Canada
Mambi Diawara 193-G Calgary Canada
Justus Alleyne 188-G Manitoba Canada
Kevin Bercy 201-F St.Francis X. Canada
Jordan Jensen-Whyte 196-G-94 UBC Canada
Kaza Keane 185-PG-94 Carleton Canada
Alexandre Leclerc 198-F Laval Canada
Javon Masters 183-G UNB Canada
Conor Morgan 203-G/F-94 UBC Canada
Erik Nissen 208-F Acadia Canada
Jean-Emmanuel Pierre-Charles 203-F Ottawa Canada
Connor Wood 193-G Carleton Canada

Kevin Hanson Head Coach UBC Canada
Dan Vanhooren Assistant Calgary Canada
Jacques Paiement Jr Assistant Laval Canada



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  CAYMAN ISLANDS  


Cayman Islands National Team 2017 - by Greg

Omari Corbin
Davion Cotterell
Joshua Dikau
Jorge Ebanks
Juawon Ebanks
Niiakwei General-Vanderpuije
Adam Milburn
Samuel O'Garro
Shaad O'Garro
De'Andre Simpson
Arin Taylor
Jake Whittaker



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  CHILE  


Chilean Libcentro Pro round 10 best performance: Diego Valenzuela - by Eurobasket News

Swingman Diego Valenzuela (185-G/F-94) had a very impressive game in the last round for Puente Alto, receiving a Latinbasket.com Libcentro Pro Player of the Week award for round 10.
The 23-year old player had a double-double of 20 points and 15 rebounds, while his team beat Sergio Ceppi (#8, 0-10), the league's bottom-ranked team 84-70. Puente Alto maintains the 3rd position in Chilean Libcentro Pro. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Puente Alto will need more victories to improve their 7-3 record. In the team's last game Valenzuela had a remarkable 72.7% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Puente Alto, through which he has constantly improved. Diego Valenzuela averages this season 11.0ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was 29-year old Francisco Garrido (88) of Aleman. Garrido had a very good evening with a double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds. Of course Aleman cruised to a 74-67 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked Sportiva Italiana (#1, 8-2). Aleman's 6th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 4-5 record. Garrido is one of the most experienced players at Aleman and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.5ppg (#4). His other stats are also decent: 9.3rpg and 4.0apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Puente Alto's star - Lorenzo Cifuentes. Cifuentes scored 10 points and grabbed nineteen rebounds (!!!). He was another key player of Puente Alto, helping his team with a 84-70 easy win against Sergio Ceppi (#8, 0-10). Puente Alto needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 7 victories and 3 lost games. Cifuentes has a great season in Chile. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.1rpg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Marcelo Villagran (184-F-88) of Aleman - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Camilo Culun (90) of Sportiva Italiana - 9 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Francisco Pena (187-G/F-89) of Puente Alto - 22 points and 3 assists
7. Diego Castillo (99) of Sportiva Italiana - 15 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Boris Guerra (87) of Arturo Prat - 23 points and 8 rebounds
9. Goran Vukasovic (94) of Stadio Italiano - 15 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Sergio Chialva (C) of Liceo Curico - 12 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists

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



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Robert CRAWFORD
  Aguilas
  (201-G/F-90)
  Avg: 23.5
 1. Crawford, Aguilas23.5 
 2. Ortiz, Fast Break23.0 
 3. Givens, Piratas21.3 
 4. Smith, Sabios20.5 
 5. Coombs, Sabios19.3 
 6. Roberson, Condores18.4 
 7. Almanza, Condores16.0 
 8. McCoy, Condores15.4 
 9. Carraway, Cimar.15.2 
 10. Romero, Piratas14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Divier PEREZ
  Academia
  (201-F/C-89)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Perez, Academia10.8 
 2. Hernandez, Cimar.10.3 
 3. Romero, Piratas10.3 
 4. Sandidge, Aguilas9.9 
 5. Almanza, Condores9.3 
 6. Romero, Piratas8.3 
 7. Julio, Fast Break7.9 
 8. Coombs, Sabios7.4 
 9. Jones, Sabios7.1 
 10. Quinones, Academia7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Tyler MURRAY
  Academia
  (195-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Murray, Academia6.3 
 2. Smith, Sabios5.4 
 3. Velandia, Aguilas5.4 
 4. McCoy, Condores5.1 
 5. Caicedo, Cimar.4.7 
 6. Coombs, Sabios4.6 
 7. Granados, Academia4.4 
 8. Moreno, Cimarrones4.2 
 9. Crawford, Aguilas3.7 
 10. Diaz, Condores3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Antonio BIVINS
  Aguilas
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Bivins, Aguilas2.6 
 2. Diaz, Condores2.5 
 3. Ortiz, Fast Break2.1 
 4. Moreno, Cimarrones1.9 
 5. Carraway, Cimar.1.9 
 6. Murray, Academia1.7 
 7. Renteria, Cimar.1.6 
 8. Crawford, Aguilas1.6 
 9. Blandon, Sabios1.5 
 10. McCoy, Condores1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Divier PEREZ
  Academia
  (201-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Perez, Academia1.9 
 2. Crawford, Aguilas1.4 
 3. Sandidge, Aguilas1.4 
 4. Jones, Sabios1.3 
 5. Hinestroza-J., Fast B.1.1 
 6. Givens, Piratas1.0 
 7. Hernandez, Cimar.0.9 
 8. Quinones, Academia0.9 
 9. Velez, Sabios0.8 
 10. Bermudez, Condores0.7 


Beyckar Aguaslimpias claims Colombian Liga DirecTV weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Former international Power forward Beyckar Aguaslimpias (204-F/C-88) had a great game in the last round for league's second-best Academia and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 19.
The 29-year old power forward had a double-double of 17 points and ten rebounds, while his team beat Aguilas (#8, 5-15) 107-102. Academia maintains the 2nd position in Colombian Liga DirecTV. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Academia will need more victories to improve their 13-7 record. Aguaslimpias has many years of experience at Academia, through which he has constantly improved. Beyckar Aguaslimpias averages this season 11.1ppg and 7.1rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old American forward Antonio Bivins (198-F-92) of Aguilas. Bivins impressed basketball fans with 24 points and 6 rebounds. Bad luck as Aguilas lost that game 102-107 to the higher-ranked Academia (#2, 13-7). Aguilas are still at the very bottom. 15 lost games are too many comparing to just five victories Aguilas managed to get this year. Bivins is one of the most experienced players at Aguilas and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was another Academia's star - former international guard Simon Granados (182-PG-93). Granados showcased his all-around game by recording 29 points, seven rebounds and six assists in the last round. He was another key player of Academia, helping his team with a 102-70 easy win against the lower-ranked Aguilas (#8, 5-15). Academia needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 13 victories and 7 lost games. Granados has a great season in Colombia. After 20 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 4.4apg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Divier Perez (201-F/C-89) of Academia - 17 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Luis Blandon (88) of Sabios - 24 points and 8 rebounds
6. Kregg Jones (203-F-91) of Sabios - 16 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Robert Crawford (201-G/F-90) of Aguilas - 26 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Gary Diaz (193-G-92) of Academia - 23 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Tyler Murray (195-PG-90) of Academia - 11 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists
10. Henry Uhegwu (191-G-82) of Fast Break - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists

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



PBD Round 20: Cimarrones lose to Sabios - by Eurobasket News

The most important game in the last round took place in Manizales between third ranked Cimarrones (9-7) and fifth ranked Sabios (9-11) on Sunday night. Cimarrones were defeated by Sabios in a tough game on the road 67-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Cimarrones. Sabios made 25-of-32 free shots (78.1 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Sabios made 8 blocks. Canadian guard Shamar Coombs (185-86, college: Texas A&M-CC) orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Barbados forward Kregg Jones (203-91, college: CSU Bakersfield) contributed with 12 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Sabios' coach Ruddy Martinez used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international point guard Rodrigo Caicedo (180-88) replied with 16 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals for Cimarrones. Sabios moved-up to fourth place. Cimarrones at the other side keep the third position with seven games lost. Sabios are looking forward to face Piratas (#7) in Bogota in the next round. Cimarrones will play at home against the league's second-placed Academia (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another exciting game for Piratas (7-13) which hosted in Bogota against 4th ranked Caciques (8-10). Seventh ranked Piratas won 88-81. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Brandon Givens (198-87, college: NC-Wesleyan) who helped to win the game recording 28 points and 9 rebounds (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) and Jairo Mendoza who added 22 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. American point guard Horace Wormely (168-84, college: Vanguard) responded with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Piratas maintains seventh position with 7-13 record. Caciques lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth place with ten games lost. Piratas will play against higher ranked Sabios (#4) in Manizales in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Caciques will play on the road against Condores in Cundinamarca and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Liga DirecTV top team - Fast Break (17-1) managed to deliver another win on Sunday. This time they beat sixth ranked Condores (8-12) in Cundinamarca 81-72. The winners were led by Stalin Ortiz who scored that evening 28 points and 5 steals. Even 15 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists by Luis Almanza did not help to save the game for Condores. Fast Break have an impressive 17-game winning streak. Newly promoted Fast Break maintains first position with 17-1 record. Condores lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 12 games lost. Fast Break will meet at home bottom-ranked Patriotas (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Condores will play against Caciques and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Sabios - Cimarrones 73-67

The most important game in the last round took place in Manizales between third ranked Cimarrones (9-7) and fifth ranked Sabios (9-11) on Sunday night. Cimarrones were defeated by Sabios in a tough game on the road 67-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Cimarrones. Sabios made 25-of-32 free shots (78.1 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Sabios made 8 blocks. Canadian guard Shamar Coombs (185-86, college: Texas A&M-CC) orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Barbados forward Kregg Jones (203-91, college: CSU Bakersfield) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Sabios' coach Ruddy Martinez used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international point guard Rodrigo Caicedo (180-88) replied with 16 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals and the former international center John Hernandez (207-84) added 10 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Cimarrones. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Sabios moved-up to fourth place. Cimarrones at the other side keep the third position with seven games lost. Sabios are looking forward to face Piratas (#7) in Bogota in the next round. Cimarrones will play at home against the league's second-placed Academia (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cimarrones: J.Hardy 18+3reb+1ast, R.Caicedo 16+5reb+7ast, J.Hernandez 10+11reb+2ast, E.Renteria 10+4reb+1ast, A.Carraway 7+7reb+4ast, C.Arboleda 2+3reb
Sabios: S.Coombs 27+8reb+6ast, K.Jones 12+10reb+1ast, D.Castro 11+8reb+1ast, L.Blandon 10+9reb+2ast, R.Rivera 9+3reb+3ast, S.Betancur 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 547263


Piratas - Caciques 88-81

Another exciting game for Piratas (7-13) which hosted in Bogota against 4th ranked Caciques (8-10). Seventh ranked Piratas won 88-81. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Caciques' 38 and made 20-of-26 charity shots (76.9 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Caciques 52-30 including a 23-10 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Brandon Givens (198-87, college: NC-Wesleyan) who helped to win the game recording 28 points and 9 rebounds (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) and the former international power forward Jairo Mendoza (203-85, college: New Orleans) who added 22 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Givens is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American point guard Horace Wormely (168-84, college: Vanguard) responded with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and the former international forward Freddy Asprilla (208-88, college: Canisius) scored 18 points and 7 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). Four Caciques players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Piratas maintains seventh position with 7-13 record. Caciques lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth place with ten games lost. Piratas will play against higher ranked Sabios (#4) in Manizales in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Caciques will play on the road against Condores in Cundinamarca and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Caciques: F.Asprilla 18+7reb, H.Wormely 14+6reb+6ast, M.Story 13+9reb+3ast, B.Provost 13+2reb+1ast, D.Reyes 9+1reb+1ast, M.Bermudez 6+4reb+1ast
Piratas: B.Givens 28+9reb+2ast, J.Mendoza 22+10reb, J.Romero 16+14reb+1ast, G.Pena 7+4reb+2ast, J.Medina 6+9reb+4ast, V.Lans 2+1reb
gschID: 547266


Condores - Fast Break 72-81

Liga DirecTV top team - Fast Break (17-1) managed to deliver another win on Sunday. This time they beat sixth ranked Condores (8-12) in Cundinamarca 81-72. Fast Break looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The winners were led by the former international guard Stalin Ortiz (190-81, college: Valparaiso) who scored that evening 28 points and 5 steals and naturalized Venezuelan power forward Luis Julio (201-80) supported him with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Even 15 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists by international forward Luis Almanza (196-91) did not help to save the game for Condores. American point guard Ryan McCoy (183-87, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Haylett Sports) added 17 points and 5 rebounds for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Fast Break have an impressive 17-game winning streak. Newly promoted Fast Break maintains first position with 17-1 record. Condores lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 12 games lost. Fast Break will meet at home bottom-ranked Patriotas (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Condores will play against Caciques and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Condores: E.Torres 18+3reb+2ast, R.McCoy 17+5reb+3ast, L.Almanza 15+9reb+5ast, L.Roberson 13+4reb+2ast, H.Diaz 7+6reb+5ast, S.Morgan 2+6reb+3ast
Fast Break: S.Ortiz 28+4reb+3ast, L.Julio 15+14reb, H.Uhegwu 13+1reb+4ast, D.Crockrell 10+1reb+4ast, M.Sneed 8+3reb+4ast, L.Salazar 5+3reb+3ast
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PBD Round 19: Cimarrones edge Sabios by two points - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 19 in the Liga DirecTV took place in Manizales. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 5th ranked Sabios (9-11) to third ranked Cimarrones (9-7) 77-75 in the game for the third place. Strangely Sabios outrebounded Cimarrones 44-28 including 20 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The former international point guard Rodrigo Caicedo (180-88) fired a double-double by scoring 13 points and 14 assists for the winners. American swingman Amir Carraway (198-91, college: Chico St.) chipped in 23 points. Canadian guard Shamar Coombs (185-86, college: Texas A&M-CC) produced 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for lost side. Cimarrones maintains third place with 9-7 record having ten points less than leader Fast Break. Sabios lost eleventh consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth position with 11 games lost. Cimarrones will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Sabios will play again at home against Cimarrones (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader Fast Break delivered the seventeenth victory. This time they crushed 6th ranked Condores (8-12) 85-60 in Cundinamarca. Worth to mention a great performance of Nigerian-American guard Henry Uhegwu (191-82, college: S.Utah) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 5 assists. Luis Julio contributed with 15 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. International forward Luis Almanza (196-91) answered with 15 points and 7 rebounds for Condores. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Fast Break (17-1) have an impressive series of seventeen victories in a row. Newly promoted Fast Break maintains first place. Condores lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 12 games lost. Fast Break will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Condores will play again at home against the league's leader Fast Break (#1) and hope to get back on the winning track.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Montana. Local Academia (13-7) outscored 8th ranked Patriotas (5-15) 102-70 on Saturday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Simon Granados who helped to win the game recording 29 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. At the losing side Frisco Sandidge responded with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Academia. Defending champion maintains second place with 13-7 record having two points less than leader Fast Break. Patriotas at the other side stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

In the last game of round 19 bottom-ranked Aguilas were defeated by Academia in Montana 107-102.
The best stats of 19th round was 17 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists by Beyckar Aguaslimpias of Academia.

Academia - Aguilas 107-102

There was no surprise in Montana where 8th ranked Patriotas (5-15) were defeated by second ranked Academia (13-7) 107-102 on Friday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Academia outrebounded Patriotas 40-22 including a 27-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 32 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Patriotas' players. It was a great evening for the former international power forward Beyckar Aguaslimpias (204-88) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). The former international power forward Divier Perez (201-89) helped adding 17 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. At the losing side American swingman Robert Crawford (201-90, college: Cent.Arkansas) responded with 26 points and 5 assists and the other American import forward Antonio Bivins (198-92, college: Mass.-Lowell) scored 24 points and 6 rebounds. Five Academia and four Patriotas players scored in double figures. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Academia. Defending champion maintains second place with 13-7 record having two points less than leader Fast Break. Patriotas at the other side stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Academia: O.Balbuena 23+5reb+1ast, S.Granados 22+2reb+7ast, B.Aguaslimpias 17+10reb+7ast, D.Perez 17+12reb+5ast, T.Murray 12+2reb+8ast, M.Montano 6+4reb
Aguilas: R.Crawford 26+4reb+5ast, A.Bivins 24+6reb, J.Pardo 14+4reb+2ast, J.Velandia 14+5reb+4ast, O.Fonseca 5+2ast, J. Lopez 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 549308


Condores - Fast Break 60-85

Leader Fast Break delivered the seventeenth victory. This time they crushed 6th ranked Condores (8-12) 85-60 in Cundinamarca. Worth to mention a great performance of Nigerian-American guard Henry Uhegwu (191-82, college: S.Utah) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 5 assists. Naturalized Venezuelan power forward Luis Julio (201-80) contributed with 15 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Fast Break players scored in double figures. International forward Luis Almanza (196-91) answered with 15 points and 7 rebounds and naturalized Venezuelan forward Eduardo Torres (195-81) added 12 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Condores. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Fast Break (17-1) have an impressive series of seventeen victories in a row. Newly promoted Fast Break maintains first place. Condores lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 12 games lost. Fast Break will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Condores will play again at home against the league's leader Fast Break (#1) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Fast Break: H.Uhegwu 17+4reb+5ast, L.Julio 15+9reb, S.Ortiz 12+2reb+4ast, M.Sneed 12+9reb+3ast, D.Crockrell 9+3reb+4ast, M.Hinestroza Javes 7+9reb
Condores: L.Almanza 15+7reb, E.Torres 12+5reb+1ast, R.McCoy 7+5reb+6ast, V.Bermudez 6+6reb, H.Diaz 5+7reb+4ast, J.Acevedo 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 547260


Academia - Aguilas 102-70

The game with biggest result difference took place in Montana. Local Academia (13-7) outscored 8th ranked Patriotas (5-15) 102-70 on Saturday night. They outrebounded Patriotas 51-25 including a 37-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Academia shot the lights out from three sinking 17 long-distance shots on high 51.5 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Patriotas' players. Worth to mention a quality performance of the former international point guard Simon Granados (182-93) who helped to win the game recording 29 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. The former international power forward Divier Perez (201-89) helped adding 17 points and 13 rebounds. Four Academia players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Frisco Sandidge (198-87, college: Delaware St.) responded with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import swingman Robert Crawford (201-90, college: Cent.Arkansas) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Academia. Defending champion maintains second place with 13-7 record having two points less than leader Fast Break. Patriotas at the other side stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Academia: S.Granados 29+7reb+6ast, G.Diaz 23+7reb+2ast, D.Perez 17+13reb+3ast, T.Murray 11+6reb+10ast, B.Aguaslimpias 8+6reb+4ast, M.Montano 6+3reb+1ast
Aguilas: F.Sandidge 18+7reb+5ast, R.Crawford 16+5reb+1ast, J.Velandia 13+4reb+1ast, J.Pardo 6, A.Bivins 6+2reb+1ast, J. Lopez 5+2reb
gschID: 547261


Sabios - Cimarrones 75-77

The most exciting game of round 19 in the Liga DirecTV took place in Manizales. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 5th ranked Sabios (9-11) to third ranked Cimarrones (9-7) 77-75 in the game for the third place. Strangely Sabios outrebounded Cimarrones 44-28 including 20 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The former international point guard Rodrigo Caicedo (180-88) fired a double-double by scoring 13 points and 14 assists for the winners. American swingman Amir Carraway (198-91, college: Chico St.) chipped in 23 points. Four Cimarrones players scored in double figures. Canadian guard Shamar Coombs (185-86, college: Texas A&M-CC) produced 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and Luis Blandon (-88) added 24 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Cimarrones maintains third place with 9-7 record having ten points less than leader Fast Break. Sabios lost eleventh consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth position with 11 games lost. Cimarrones will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Sabios will play again at home against Cimarrones (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cimarrones: A.Carraway 23+4reb+1ast, R.Caicedo 13+3reb+14ast, J.Hardy 13+1reb+1ast, J.Hernandez 12+9reb+1ast, E.Renteria 5+5reb+2ast, T.Williams 4+2reb+2ast
Sabios: L.Blandon 24+8reb, S.Coombs 23+8reb+5ast, K.Jones 16+10reb+2ast, D.Castro 9+6reb+2ast, R.Rivera 3+6reb+6ast, M.Garces 0
gschID: 547259





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Maurienne signs Karl-David Nkounkou - by Eurobasket News

Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket (ProB) signed 24-year old naturalized Congolese center Karl-David Nkounkou (204-93) from ADA Blois Basket 41. In four ProB games he had 7.0ppg and 2.8rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Nkounkou played at Hermine Nantes Atlantique where in 36 ProB games he recorded just 2.6ppg and 2.9rpg.
He was named to Congo-Brazzaville National Team in 2015.

Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Karim Atamna
Aurelien Rigaux
Tony Turam-Ullien
Etienne Saclier
Antoine Drencourt

Forwards:
Thomas Yvrande
Romain Dardaine
Gide Noel
Rodrigue Munsi-Kaniki

Centers:
Madiop Ndiaye
Karl-David Nkounkou

Coach: Fabien Romeyer

By Eurobasket Data Center

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LBS Round 14: U Costa Rica edges U Latina by three points - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 14 in the LBS took place in San Jose. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 7th ranked U Latina (3-8) to eighth ranked U Costa Rica (4-9) 67-64 in the game for the sixth place. U Costa Rica moved-up to sixth place. U Latina lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with eight games lost. They share it with Liberia. U Costa Rica are looking forward to face Liberia (#7) in the next round. U Latina's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from San Jose ARBA.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Grecia. Top-ranked ARBA faced 4th ranked Grecia. Guests from San Jose (12-0) defeated host Grecia (6-5) 65-52. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Grecia. American guard Dashaun Wiggins (188-91, college: Portland St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 9 rebounds. Isaac Conejo contributed with 12 points, 6 assists and 4 steals for the winners. American forward Marquis Aaron (196, college: Bellevue) replied with 8 points and 12 rebounds for Grecia. Grecia's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Undefeated ARBA have an impressive 12-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 12-0 record. Grecia at the other side keeps the fourth place with five games lost. ARBA's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in San Jose to the arena U Latina.
The game in supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked Barva (10-2) played at the court of 5th ranked Perez Zeledon (4-8). Barva smashed Perez Zeledon 97-25 on Saturday. Defending champion maintains second position with 10-2 record having just two points less than leader ARBA. Perez Zeledon lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with eight games lost. Barva will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Perez Zeledon will play against Grecia (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 14 Liberia was crushed by Escazu in San Jose 90-70.
The best stats of 14th round was 26 points and 12 rebounds by Cory Bradford of Liberia.

Perez Zeledon - Barva 25-97

The game in supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked Barva (10-2) played at the court of 5th ranked Perez Zeledon (4-8). Barva smashed Perez Zeledon 97-25 on Saturday. Defending champion maintains second position with 10-2 record having just two points less than leader ARBA. Perez Zeledon lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with eight games lost. Barva will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Perez Zeledon will play against Grecia (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 545924


Grecia - ARBA 52-65

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Grecia. Top-ranked ARBA faced 4th ranked Grecia. Guests from San Jose (12-0) defeated host Grecia (6-5) 65-52. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Grecia. ARBA held Grecia to an opponent 23.4 percent shooting from the field compared to 31.7 percent accuracy of the winners and made 20-of-26 charity shots (76.9 percent) during the game. ARBA outrebounded Grecia 50-30 including a 43-26 advantage in defensive rebounds. American guard Dashaun Wiggins (188-91, college: Portland St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 9 rebounds. The former international guard Isaac Conejo (182-94) contributed with 12 points, 6 assists and 4 steals for the winners. American forward Marquis Aaron (196, college: Bellevue) replied with 8 points and 12 rebounds and international swingman George Letford (185-91) added 8 points, 5 rebounds and 4 blocks in the effort for Grecia. Grecia's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. ARBA have an impressive 12-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 12-0 record. Grecia at the other side keeps the fourth place with five games lost. ARBA's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in San Jose to the arena U Latina.
Top scorers:
ARBA: D.Wiggins 17+9reb+2ast, I.Conejo 12+4reb+6ast, T.Armstrong 11+9reb+2ast, J.Anderson 8+12reb+1ast, A.Ripool 6+3reb+1ast, L.Conejo 5+5reb
Grecia: M.Aaron 8+12reb+1ast, G.Letford 8+5reb, M.Bogantes 5+3reb+2ast, M.Jose Gonzalez 4+2ast, D.Rodriguez 4+5reb, L.Jara 2+5reb+1ast
gschID: 545925


Escazu - Liberia 90-70

There was no surprise in San Jose where 6th ranked Liberia (3-8) was crushed by third ranked Escazu (9-3) 90-70 on Saturday. Escazu made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Escazu outrebounded Liberia 72-38 including a 17-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. American power forward Julius Brooks (206-90, college: Loyola, MD) had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 15 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Michael Jackson (190-87) chipped in 15 points and 13 rebounds during the contest. Five Escazu players scored in double figures. American guard Cory Bradford (191-78, college: Illinois) responded with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 12 rebounds and international Daniel Shedden (190-96) scored 17 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Escazu maintains third position with 9-3 record having just three points less than leader ARBA. Loser Liberia dropped to the seventh place with eight games lost. They share the position with U Latina. Escazu will meet bottom-ranked Abogados (#9) in the next round where they are favorite. Liberia will play against U Costa Rica and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Escazu: M.Jackson 15+13reb+1ast, J.Brooks 15+15reb+2ast, K.Martinez 13+8reb+5ast, M.Herrera 12+2reb+3ast, A.Sanchez 11+4reb+3ast, R.Wilson 10+16reb
Liberia: C.Bradford 26+12reb+3ast, D.Shedden 17+9reb+4ast, F.Lixmark 15+2reb+2ast, D.Rodriguez 9+6reb, C.Santamaria 3+2reb+1ast, R.Duran 0+5reb
gschID: 545927


U Latina - U Costa Rica 64-67

The most exciting game of round 14 in the LBS took place in San Jose. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 7th ranked U Latina (3-8) to eighth ranked U Costa Rica (4-9) 67-64 in the game for the sixth place. U Costa Rica moved-up to sixth place. U Latina lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with eight games lost. They share it with Liberia. U Costa Rica are looking forward to face Liberia (#7) in the next round. U Latina's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from San Jose ARBA.
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  CROATIA  


Marko Popovic left Fuenlabrada - by Eurobasket News

experienced 35-year old Croatian international point guard Marko Popovic (185-82kg-82, college: S.Idaho JC, agency: Alti Sport) left Montakit Fuenlabrada (Liga Endesa). Popovic played there also last season. In 24 games he had 13.0ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.1apg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Honorable Mention. He played there also last season. Popovic also played 9 games in Eurocup where he recorded 12.2ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.7apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Popovic played in the final of VTB United League in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Bosman Player of the Year back in 2012.
Popovic has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2003 and previously for U20 National Team in 2002.
Popovic represented Croatia at the European Championships in Lithuania six years ago.
He is quite experienced player. Popovic has played also professionally in Russia (Unics Kazan and Khimki), Turkey, Lithuania (Zalgiris) and Croatia (Cibona and KK_Zadar).
He attended College of Southern Idaho until 2001 and it is his 17th (!!!) season as a professional player.

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Mario Spaleta (ex Zadar) signs at Siroki Primorka - by Eurobasket News

HKK Siroki Primorka (Division I) landed 22-year old Croatian power forward Mario Spaleta (210-95). He has played for the last five years at KK Zadar in Croatian A1 league. In 9 games he averaged 3.9ppg and 2.3rpg last season. Spaleta also played 7 games in ABA League where he had just 1.4ppg.
He played in the final of Croatian Cup (Kresimir Cosic Cup) in 2016.
Spaleta was a member of Croatian U20 National Team two years ago.
He has played also professionally in Croatia for Jazine.

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  CYPRUS  


Gerry Blakes (ex Enosis) is a newcomer at Norrkoping - by Eurobasket News

Norrkoping Dolphins (Basketligan) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old American guard Gerry Blakes (193-88kg-95, college: Arizona State). He played most recently at Enosis in Cypriot Division A. In 20 games he recorded 14.3ppg, 6.2rpg (#5 in the league), 3.1apg and 1.5spg last season. Blakes helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Honorable Mention.
He received HS All-California 1st Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
Blakes graduated from Arizona State in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Norrkoping Dolphins roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Johnell Smith
Mikael Lindquist
Tim Schuberg
Gerry Blakes

Forwards:
Fredrik Larsson
Abdou Medjedoub

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  CZECH REPUBLIC  


CEZ Nymburk keeps Lawrence for another season - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion CEZ Basketball Nymburk (NBL) re-signed 31-year old American point guard Eugene Lawrence (184-105kg-86, college: St.John's). He played there last season. In 41 NBL games he averaged 8.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.2apg and 1.5spg. Lawrence also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 8.9ppg, 2.7rpg and 4.7apg.
He won Czech Republic League championship title in 2012 and 2017 and the cup in 2012 and 2017. Lawrence was selected to Czech Republic NBL All-Star Game in 2012 and 2017.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Telekom Baskets in German BBL. In 33 games he recorded 8.1ppg, 2.7rpg, 7.0apg and 1.5spg. Lawrence also played 10 games in Eurocup where he got 10.5ppg, 2.3rpg and 7.4apg (top 3).
He has played also professionally in Slovakia, Ukraine (Hoverla) and Czech Republic (Prostejov).
Lawrence attended St. John's University until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: A tremendous playmaker with the ability to distribute the ball or find a way to score
a tough, hard-nosed and tenacious on-ball defender uses strength and anticipation skills to get in the passing lanes. An ever-maturing floor leader
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CEZ Basketball Nymburk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Eugene Lawrence
Quincy Diggs

Forwards:
Jaromir Bohacik
Hunter Mickelson

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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  

Stats Leaders - LIDOBA

Points Per Game
 Gerardo SUERO
  Indios SFM
  (196-G-89)
  Avg: 28.2
 1. Suero, Indios SFM28.2 
 2. Gilder, Caneros LR24.3 
 3. Guzman, Soles SD22.1 
 4. Woodbury, Titanes .20.4 
 5. Bailey, Reales LV19.9 
 6. Santana, Titanes .19.4 
 7. Freeman, Caner.18.7 
 8. Glenn, Metros S.18.2 
 9. Gaines, Metros S.18.1 
 10. Miller, Leones SD17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jhonatan ARAUJO
  Leones SD
  (208-C-96)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Araujo, Leones SD10.5 
 2. McCombs, Soles SD10.0 
 3. Williams, Titanes .10.0 
 4. Mitchell, Metros S.9.0 
 5. Shannon, Indios S.8.8 
 6. Santana, Titanes .8.7 
 7. Vargas, Metros S.8.0 
 8. Rhett, Leones SD7.9 
 9. Gilder, Caneros LR7.3 
 10. Glenn, Metros S.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Juan CORONADO
  Reales LV
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Coronado, Reales LV5.9 
 2. Soliman, Caner.5.8 
 3. De-Leon, Metros S.5.4 
 4. Suero, Indios SFM5.3 
 5. Miller, Leones SD5.3 
 6. Ruiz, Soles SD4.0 
 7. Fortuna, Leones SD4.0 
 8. Rhett, Leones SD3.8 
 9. Suero, Indios SFM3.7 
 10. Glenn, Metros S.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Elpidio FORTUNA
  Leones SD
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Fortuna, Leones SD2.1 
 2. Suero, Indios SFM2.1 
 3. Suero, Indios SFM1.9 
 4. Beidler, Huracane.1.8 
 5. Rose, Huracanes PP1.7 
 6. Valdez, Huracane.1.6 
 7. Fortuna, Titanes .1.5 
 8. De-Leon, Metros S.1.3 
 9. Mitchell, Metros S.1.3 
 10. Gilder, Caneros LR1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony MITCHELL
  Metros S.
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Mitchell, Metros S.2.4 
 2. McCombs, Soles SD1.4 
 3. Evangelista, Caner.1.4 
 4. Shannon, Indios S.1.3 
 5. Okosun, Reales LV1.3 
 6. Vargas, Metros S.1.0 
 7. Suero, Indios SFM0.9 
 8. Beidler, Huracane.0.9 
 9. Glenn, Metros S.0.9 
 10. Garcia, Indios SFM0.8 


Kelly Beidler claims Dominican Rep. LNB weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Naturalized American Kelly Beidler (199-F-88) had a great game in the last round for Huracanes PP and that's him to receive a Usbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
The 29-year old forward had the game-high 23 points adding six rebounds and two assists for Huracanes PP in his team's victory, helping them to crush Reales LV (#6, 6-10) with 17-point margin 102-85. Huracanes PP maintains the 3rd position in Dominican Rep. LNB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Huracanes PP will need more victories to improve their 9-6 record. Beidler has many years of experience at Huracanes PP, through which he has constantly improved. Kelly Beidler averages this season 12.4ppg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 35-year old power forward Manuel Guzman (204-F/C-82) of Soles SD. Guzman impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds. It was enough for Soles SD to edge the higher-ranked Leones SD (#5, 7-9) by 2 points 97-95. Despite this victory they still are the league outsider. 13 lost games are too many comparing to just three victories Soles SD managed to get this year. Guzman is one of the most experienced players at Soles SD and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 22.1ppg (#3). He also registered 6.3 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Gerardo Suero (196-G-89) of second-ranked Indios SFM. Suero showcased his all-around game by recording 27 points, six rebounds and four assists in the last round. Despite Suero's great performance Indios SFM lost 88-102 to #1 ranked Metros STGO. But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Indios SFM needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 11 victories and 4 lost games. Suero has a great season in Dominican Republic. After 14 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 28.1ppg (best scorer) and assists with 3.4apg (5th best). Gerardo Suero has also Dominican Rep. passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Robert Glenn (203-PF-89) of Metros STGO - 23 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Augustine Okosun (210-C-86) of Reales LV - 18 points and 10 rebounds
6. Juan Miguel Suero (198-SG-93) of Indios SFM - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Elpidio Fortuna (188-G-85) of Leones SD - 25 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Michael Carey Jr. (196-G-93) of Soles SD - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Frank Gaines (191-SG-90) of Metros STGO - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Patrick Miller (185-PG-92) of Leones SD - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists

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



LNB Round 15: Indios SFM loses to Reales LV - by Eurobasket News

The game between second ranked Indios SFM (11-5) and sixth ranked Reales LV (7-10) was the most important one in the last round on Monday night. Indios SFM was defeated by Reales LV in a tough game in San Francisco 99-104. Indios SFM was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 28-22 charge of Reales LV, which allowed them to win the game. They made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. It was a good game for guard Juan Coronado (193-83) who led his team to a victory with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Naturalized American Antonio Pena (204-86, college: Villanova) contributed with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) for the winners. Naturalized American guard Gerardo Suero (196-89, college: Albany) answered with 29 points, 9 assists and 4 steals for Indios SFM. Indios SFM's coach David Diaz tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Reales LV moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Leones SD. Indios SFM at the other side keeps the second position with five games lost. Reales LV will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Indios SFM will play on the road against Huracanes PP in Puerto Plata and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
LNB top team - Metros STGO (13-3) added another victory to their record. This time they beat sixth ranked Reales LV (7-10) in La Vega 93-86. It was a great evening for American Frank Gaines (191-90, college: IPFW) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points. Adris De-Leon helped adding 9 points and 8 assists. Metros STGO's coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American swingman Ollie Bailey (201-85, college: Oklahoma City) with 20 points and 6 rebounds. Metros STGO have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 13-3 record. Reales LV lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth position with ten games lost. They share it with Leones SD. Metros STGO will play against Huracanes PP (#3) in Puerto Plata in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Reales LV will have a break next round.
The game between fourth ranked Caneros LR (9-8) and 5th ranked Leones SD (7-10) in La Romana on Monday ended with biggest points difference. Caneros LR beat guests from Santo Domingo 98-88. It was a quality performance for Trey Gilder who led the winners and scored 38 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds (went 11 for 11 at the free throw line !!!). Caneros LR's coach used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Jhonatan Araujo came up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds for Leones SD in the defeat. Caneros LR maintains fourth place with 9-8 record. Defending champion Leones SD keeps the fifth position with ten games lost. They share it with Reales LV. Caneros LR will again meet Leones SD (#6) in the next round. Leones SD will have a break next round.

In the last game of round 15 bottom-ranked Soles SD was beaten by Caneros LR on the road 111-106.

Caneros LR - Leones SD 98-88

The game between fourth ranked Caneros LR (9-8) and 5th ranked Leones SD (7-10) in La Romana on Monday ended with biggest points difference. Caneros LR beat guests from Santo Domingo 98-88. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 98-88. Caneros LR made 30-of-35 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game, while Leones SD only scored eleven points from the stripe. It was a quality performance for American Trey Gilder (206-85, college: Northwestern St.) who led the winners and scored 38 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds (went 11 for 11 at the free throw line !!!). His fellow American import guard Austin Freeman (194-89, college: Georgetown) accounted for 15 points for the winning side. Caneros LR's coach used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Naturalized Spanish center Jhonatan Araujo (208-96, agency: Basket Management Solutions) came up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds and forward Juan Guerrero (201-93, agency: Basket Management Solutions) added 18 points and 11 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) respectively for Leones SD in the defeat. Four Leones SD players scored in double figures. Caneros LR maintains fourth place with 9-8 record. Defending champion Leones SD keeps the fifth position with ten games lost. They share it with Reales LV. Caneros LR will again meet Leones SD (#6) in the next round. Leones SD will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Caneros LR: T.Gilder 38+8reb+1ast, A.Freeman 15+2reb+2ast, J.Pablo Montas 10+5reb+3ast, H.Graham 10+3reb, E.Soliman 7+4reb+7ast, M.Evangelista 6+8reb
Leones SD: J.Araujo 21+13reb+2ast, J.Guerrero 18+11reb, Y.Flores 14+2ast, E.Fortuna 14+6reb+7ast, H.Walker 11+3reb, J.Corporan 4+4reb+8ast
gschID: 546085


Indios SFM - Reales LV 99-104

The game between second ranked Indios SFM (11-5) and sixth ranked Reales LV (7-10) was the most important one in the last round on Monday night. Indios SFM was defeated by Reales LV in a tough game in San Francisco 99-104. Indios SFM was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 28-22 charge of Reales LV, which allowed them to win the game. They made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. It was a good game for guard Juan Coronado (193-83) who led his team to a victory with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Naturalized American Antonio Pena (204-86, college: Villanova) contributed with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) for the winners. Naturalized American guard Gerardo Suero (196-89, college: Albany) answered with 29 points, 9 assists and 4 steals and American point guard Ashton Gibbs (188-90, college: Pittsburgh) added 28 points and 4 assists in the effort for Indios SFM. Four Reales LV and five Indios SFM players scored in double figures. Indios SFM's coach David Diaz tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Reales LV moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Leones SD. Indios SFM at the other side keeps the second position with five games lost. Reales LV will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Indios SFM will play on the road against Huracanes PP in Puerto Plata and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Reales LV: J.Coronado 21+7reb+5ast, A.Pena 21+6reb+5ast, O.Bailey 18+8reb, S.Encarnacion 12+3reb, R.Beato 9+3reb, A.Okosun 9+3reb
Indios SFM: G.Suero 29+3reb+9ast, A.Gibbs 28+2reb+4ast, J.Miguel Suero 12+3reb+7ast, N.Ebi 10+7reb, T.Shannon 10+10reb+3ast, F.Garcia 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 546084


Reales LV - Metros STGO 86-93

LNB top team - Metros STGO (13-3) added another victory to their record. This time they beat sixth ranked Reales LV (7-10) in La Vega 93-86. The guests were already 22 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 36-21 Reales LV's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 93-86 at the end of the game. Metros STGO made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. It was a great evening for American Frank Gaines (191-90, college: IPFW) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points. Point guard Adris De-Leon (180-84, college: E.Washington) helped adding 9 points and 8 assists. Metros STGO's coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American swingman Ollie Bailey (201-85, college: Oklahoma City) with 20 points and 6 rebounds and guard Juan Coronado (193-83) scored 17 points. Five Reales LV players scored in double figures. Metros STGO have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 13-3 record. Reales LV lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth position with ten games lost. They share it with Leones SD. Metros STGO will play against Huracanes PP (#3) in Puerto Plata in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Reales LV will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Metros STGO: F.Gaines 17+1reb+2ast, R.Glenn 11+3reb+2ast, N.Morillo 10+2reb+1ast, A.De Leon 9+3reb+8ast, A.Nunez 9+1reb, R.Soliver 8+3reb+2ast
Reales LV: O.Bailey 20+6reb+2ast, J.Coronado 17+4reb+3ast, A.Okosun 14+5reb, S.Encarnacion 13+6reb+2ast, V.Martinez 12+3reb+4ast, A.Rodriguez 6+8reb+2ast
gschID: 546082


Caneros LR - Soles SD 111-106

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Caneros LR (9-8) beat bottom-ranked Soles SD (3-13) in La Romana 111-106 on Sunday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Caneros LR outrebounded Soles SD 49-36 including 18 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. It was an exceptional evening for American Trey Gilder (206-85, college: Northwestern St.) who led the winners and scored 35 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds (on 13-of-17 shooting from the field). His fellow American import guard Austin Freeman (194-89, college: Georgetown) accounted for 20 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists for the winning side. Power forward Manuel Guzman (204-82, college: Bemidji St.) came up with 26 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and American forward Carl Hall (202-89, college: Wichita St., agency: HMS) added 21 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Soles SD in the defeat. Five Soles SD players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Caneros LR maintains fourth place with 9-8 record. Loser Soles SD stay at the bottom position with 13 games lost. Caneros LR will meet Leones SD (#6) in the next round. Soles SD will play against Titanes Licey and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Caneros LR: T.Gilder 35+9reb+2ast, A.Freeman 20+6reb+8ast, H.Graham 13+3reb+2ast, A.Williams 9+2reb+1ast, J.Pablo Montas 9+3reb+1ast, E.Soliman 8+1reb+8ast
Soles SD: M.Guzman 26+6reb+5ast, C.Hall 21+6reb+1ast, H.Maldonado 17+4reb+7ast, R.Ruiz 13+9reb+6ast, B.Martinez 13+6reb, R.Tamarez 10+3reb+3ast
gschID: 546083





Herbert Graham agreed terms with Caneros de La Romana - by Eurobasket News

Caneros de La Romana (LNB) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old naturalized American guard Herbert Graham (196-93kg-93, college: Armstr.Atlantic) from Huracanes del Atlantico in LNB. Graham also played that season for Huellas Del Siglo (District National).
He played in the final of Summit League Tournament in 2014.
Graham has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep. and Romania (CS Dinamo Bucuresti).
He attended Armstrong Atlantic State University until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Reggie Hamilton (ex Quimsa) joins Titanes Licey - by Eurobasket News

Titanes del Licey (LNB) agreed terms with 28-year old American point guard Reggie Hamilton (182-80kg-89, college: Oakland, agency: SDJ Sports). He played last season at Quimsa in Argentinian LigaA. In 8 games he had 7.8ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.3apg. Hamilton also played that season for Al Shamal in Qatari D1 where in 5 games he recorded very impressive stats: 25.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 5.6apg and 1.8spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his college team won Summit League Tournament for two years in a row (2010 and 2011). Hamilton was also voted USBasket.com All-NCAA D1 1st Team and NABC Division I All-District 12 1st Team back in 2012.
He is quite experienced player. Hamilton's career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in four different countries. Hamilton tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Italy (VL Pesaro, Chieti, Scafati and FCM Ferentino), Japan (Niigata Albirex), Poland (Siarka) and NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars).
Hamilton attended Oakland University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
On Hamilton: A classic combo guard player, who can spend time in 1 and 2 positions.

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Indios de San Francisco adds Gibbs to their roster, ex Kormend - by Eurobasket News

Indios de San Francisco (LNB) added to their roster 25-year old American guard Sterling Gibbs (188-84kg-92, college: Connecticut, agency: Interperformances). He played last season at Egis Kormend in Hungarian A Division. In 27 games he recorded 14.4ppg, 2.1rpg and 3.3apg. Gibbs helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged impressive 15.2ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.6apg.
Last year Gibbs was drafted by Windy City Bulls (D-League) in second round (34th overall).
The former University of Connecticut standoutis in his second season in pro basketball.
Gibbs 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 college team won AAC Tournament in 2016. Gibbs was also voted NABC All-District 5 2nd Team in 2015.
He represented USA at the 3x3 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore seven years ago. Gibbs' team got to the Semifinals.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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UCAM Murcia keeps Rojas for another season - by Eurobasket News

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB (Liga Endesa) re-signed 28-year old American (has also Dominican passport) swingman Sadiel Rojas (197-86kg-89, college: Okla.Wesleyan). He played there last season. In 32 Liga Endesa games he averaged 5.5ppg and 5.4rpg. Rojas also played 14 games in Eurocup where he had 5.5ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.1spg.
The previous (2016) summer he was tested by Leones in Dominican Rep. LNB. In two games he recorded 5.5ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.0spg in 2016 season.
In 2011 Rojas was drafted by Maine Red Claws (D-League) in fourth round (14th overall).
The former Oklahoma Wesleyan University (NAIA) standoutis in his seventh season in pro basketball.
Rojas has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements he won D-League championship title in 2014. Rojas received also Latinbasket.com Dominican Rep. LNB All-Domestic Players Team award back in 2014.
He represented Dominican Republic at the Centrobasket in Panama City (Panama) last year. Rojas' team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: 6.5ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.0apg, Steals-5 (1.7spg), FGP: 63.6%, 3PT: 16.7%, FT: 88.9%.
Rojas has played also professionally in NBA G League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: Sadiel is a tenacious competitor who's will to win is second to none. Sadiel is a rare player that can rebound like a power forward, yet possesses legitimate guard skills from the perimeter. When you get Sadiel Rojas, you get more than an amazing basketball player. You get a winner with high character.

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sadiel Rojas
Clevin Hannah

Forward:
Ovie Soko

Center:
Marcos Delia

Coach: Ibon Navarro

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Estudiantes tab Dagoberto Pena - by Eurobasket News

Movistar Estudiantes (Liga Endesa) inked 29-year old Dominican swingman Dagoberto Pena (198-88, college: Marshall). He is not a newcomer in Spanish League as he played most recently at FC Barcelona Lassa II in Spanish LEB Gold. In 12 games he averaged impressive 17.5ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.3apg and 1.8spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Import Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Pena also played that season for Leyma Basquet (also in LEB Gold) where in 21 games he was fifth best scorer with remarkable 16.0ppg and recorded 4.1rpg, 2.5apg and 1.7spg (in top 4). It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Import Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and selected to 1st Team.
Among other achievements Pena's team made it to the LEB Gold Play-Off Semifinals in 2016. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Colombian Liga DirecTV-1 Player of the Year award back in 2014.
Pena represented Dominican Republic at the Centrobasket in Panama City (Panama) last year. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 5 games: 1.0ppg.
Pena is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Pena has played previously professionally in Argentina (Weber Bahia and Sionista), Uruguay (Maldonado), Venezuela (Guaiqueries), Colombia (Cafeteros and Academia) and Dominican Republic (Soles de Santo Domingo, Plaza, Metros de Santiago and Leones de Santo Domingo).
He attended Marshall University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Pena's game is described as: Dago is a Strong, Athletic Forward. Able to score in bunches and is at his best when slashing towards the bucket. Possesses astounding jumping ability and great finishing capabilities at the rim. Is very skilled offensively and can put up big numbers at any time. Has decent defensive capabilities to guard bigger players in the low post. Great three point shooter.

Movistar Estudiantes roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Omar-Sharif Cook
Ignacio Arroyo

Forwards:
Sitapha Savane
Niklas Caner-Medley
Dagoberto Pena

Centers:
Goran Suton
Alec Brown

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Jesus Centeno (ex Marinos) agreed terms with Iccan - by Eurobasket News

Club Iccan de Macas (National League) inked 32-year old Venezuelan ex-international guard Jesus Centeno (190-85). He played most recently at Marinos in Venezuelan LPB league. In 49 games he recorded 9.2ppg, 3.7rpg and 4.5apg last season. Centeno also spent pre-season at Bucaneros (also in LPB) that year.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Venezuelan LPB in 2007, 2011 and 2016. Centeno received also Latinbasket.com Venezuelan LPB All-Domestic Players Team award in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
He was also a member of Venezuelan international program for some years. Centeno played for Venezuelan Senior National Team between 2008 and 2015 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2004.
He also represented Venezuela at the South American Championships in Isla Margarita (Venezuela) three years ago. Centeno's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 2 games: 3.0ppg, 2.0rpg.
Centeno is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Colombia, Mexico (Angeles), Panama (Caballos), Venezuela (Cocodrilos, Guaros, Cacaoteros and Araguenos) and Ecuador (Universidad Tecnologica Equinoc. Quito and Importadora).
Centeno's game is described as: He is yet an experienced player, despite the green age; has god passing skills and court vision, defends well on the opposite guards, has the athletic strength to go inside and to score; neeeds to add a reliable outside shot; A very talented point guard, whose dream is to play in NBA: He is very quick and determinated on the court, very soft speaking and polite out of the court.

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Javinger Vargas (ex Trotamundos) is a newcomer at Leones - by Francisco Vega

Newly promoted Leones de Riobamba (National League) added to their roster 27-year old Venezuelan international center Javinger Vargas (202-90kg-90). He played last season at Trotamundos in Venezuelan LPB league. In 26 games he recorded just 2.3ppg and 1.0rpg.
The previous (2016) summer Vargas played at Juvenil. He also played that season for Araguenos (LNB) in Venezuelan league. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. The other team Vargas played shortly was Cangrejeros (LNB) in Venezuelan league.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Venezuelan LNB championship title in 2011. Vargas was selected to Venezuelan LPB All-Star Game back in 2011.
He has been also a member of Venezuelan international program for some years. Vargas has regularly played for Venezuelan senior team since 2015 and previously for U18 National Team in 2008.
He represented Venezuela at the FIBA Americas in Mexico two years ago. Vargas' team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: 3.0ppg, 2.0rpg.
Vargas has played also professionally in Spain and Uruguay (Atenas) and Venezuela (Atleticos and Aduaneros).

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Cesar Silva (ex Guaiqueries) is a newcomer at Iccan - by Francisco Vega

Club Iccan de Macas (National League) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 36-year old Venezuelan ex-international swingman Cesar Silva (190-81). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Colombian passport. Silva played most recently at Guaiqueries in Venezuelan LPB league. In 41 games he recorded 11.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.6apg and 1.5spg last season.
The previous (2016) summer Silva played at Guaros de Lara 2 (LNB) in Venezuelan league. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Great season indeed as he was awarded Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LNB Best Sixth Man of the Year.
Among other achievements Silva won Colombian Liga DirecTV championship title in 2013. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LNB 2015 Player of the Year award and Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LNB 2015 Defensive Player of the Year award in 2015. Silva was a member of Venezuelan Senior National Team between 2010 and 2013.
He has played previously professionally in Venezuela (Gaiteros, Espartanos, Yaracuyanos, Miranda and Bucaneros) and Colombia (Barrancabermeja Ciudad Futuro and Guerreros).

Club Iccan de Macas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jesus Centeno
Cesar Silva

Forward:
Darol Hernandez

Center:
Juan_Pablo Alvarez

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Vilo Peralvo signs at Iccan - by Francisco Vega

Club Iccan de Macas (National League) landed Vilo Peralvo. The last time (15) he played at Universidad Tecnologica Equinoc. Quito in Ecuadorian National League. Peralvo missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
Peralvo's team won Ecuadorian National League Regular Season in 2015.

Club Iccan de Macas roster for 2017-2018:

Jesus Centeno
Cesar Silva
Eduard Caicedo
Juan Pablo Alvarez
Darol Hernandez
Vilo Peralvo

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Palacios comes back to Juvenil, ex Cocodrilos - by Francisco Vega

Juvenil de Vinces (National League) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old Venezuelan small forward Nelson Palacios (192-92). It is actually his comeback to Vinces as he has played here before. Palacios played most recently at Cocodrilos in Venezuelan LPB league. In 45 games he recorded 4.3ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.0apg last season.
Part of previous (2016) summer Palacios spent at Juvenil. He also played that season for Broncos (LNB) in Venezuelan league.
He has played also professionally in Venezuela for Guacharos.

Juvenil de Vinces roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jovanni Diaz
Brandon Thompson

Forwards:
Nelson Palacios
Alexaner Guerra

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Eric McKnight agreed terms with Leones - by Eurobasket

Newly promoted Leones de Riobamba (National League) inked 27-year old American forward Eric McKnight (206-95kg-90, college: Long Beach State). He played most recently at Cleveland Havok (UBA) in the U.S. His team made it to the Mitchell Americas final., so the player was very exposed to basketball in Latin America.
McKnight also played that season for Randers Cimbria Basketball in Danish Ligaen where in 6 games he recorded 3.0ppg and 3.0rpg last season.
McKnight has played also professionally in Bolivia (Amistad).
He attended Long Beach State until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

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Carl Engstrom (ex Uppsala) signs at Tartu Ulikool - by Eurobasket News

Tartu Ulikool (Alexela KML) landed 26-year old Swedish international center Carl Engstrom (216-129kg-91, college: Alabama). He played most recently at Uppsala Basket in Swedish Basketligan. Engstrom managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 26 Basketligan games he averaged 11.4ppg and 7.1rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Engstrom also played that season for Nevezis in Lithuanian LKL where in three games he had just 2.0ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.3bpg. He also played 2 games in Baltic League where he recorded 11.0ppg, 9.0rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0bpg. The other team Engstrom played shortly was Palencia_Baloncesto in Spanish LEB Gold. But in 7 games he got only 1.7ppg and 2.3rpg.
He has been also a member of Swedish international program for some years. Engstrom has regularly played for Swedish senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
He also represented Sweden at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 1.5ppg, 2.8rpg.
Engstrom has played also professionally for other Swedish teams like Sweden for Sodertalje Kings Malbas IK Eos.
He attended University of Alabama until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Coach Dimitris Priftis (ex Aris) signs at Unics - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) hired 49-year old Greek coach Dimitris Priftis (agency: Octagon Europe). He has coached for the last three years at Aris in Greek A1 league. Priftis helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Co-Coach of the Year award in 2015.
Priftis has been coaching Greek Senior National Team between 2008 and 2017.
He has coached also professionally for other Greek teams like Panathinaikos, AEK Athens and AE Ikaros Kallitheas.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Unics keep Colom for another season - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) re-signed 29-year old Spaniard international point guard Joaquin Colom (188-88kg-88, college: Forca Lleida, agency: Interperformances). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 25 Euroleague games he averaged 11.3ppg, 3.9rpg and 5.7apg last season. Colom also played 26 games in VTB United League where he had 14.3ppg, 3.8rpg and 7.9apg (leader !!!). Colom received also Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Honorable Mention award in 2016 and 2017.
He played in the final of VTB United League in 2016.
He has been also a member of Spanish international program for some years. Colom has regularly played for Spanish senior team since 2015 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2007.
He represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. Colom's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 8 games: 12.9ppg, 1.8rpg, Assists-1 (6.1apg), 1.1spg, FGP: 49.1%, 3PT: 18.9%, FT: 68.3%.
Colom has played also professionally for other Spanish teams like Movil Estudiantes, RETAbet Bilbao Basket, L'Hospitalet, Baloncesto Fuenlabrada and Zaragoza.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Langford re-signs at Unics - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) confirmed in their roster experienced 34-year old American ex-international shooting guard Keith Langford (193-91kg-83, college: Kansas). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 28 Euroleague games he recorded very impressive stats: 21.8ppg, 3.4rpg and 3.7apg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Euroleague All-Imports Team and Honorable Mention. Langford also played 25 games in VTB United League where he was fourth best scorer with remarkable 18.6ppg and had 2.7rpg, 3.3apg and 1.0spg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to VTB United League All-Star Game.
In 2005 Langford was drafted by Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA) in fifth round (39th overall).
The former University of Kansas staris in his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Langford played in the final of VTB United League in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Import Player of the Year in 2016.
Langford represented USA at the Panamerican Games in Toronto (Canada) two years ago.
He is quite experienced player. Langford has played also professionally in Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Italy (Armani Milano, Angelico Biella, Vanoli Cremona and Virtus Bologna), USBL (Kansas C.), NBA G League (Austin Spurs) and D-League (Ft.Worth F.).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A smooth, left-handed wing player who should contribute at the shooting guard and small forward slots. Possesses good range on his outside jumper... Also has the ability to take his man off the dribble and go strong to the rim... Can put up big numbers in the scoring column... Shows impressive ability to drive and hit pull-up jumpers from medium range... A solid perimeter defender.

Unics Kazan roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Keith Langford
Anton Ponkrashov
Evgeny Kolesnikov
Joaquin Colom

Coach: Dimitris Priftis

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James Gist in talks with Khimki - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) is considering to land 31-year old American power forward James Gist (206-105kg-86) who played last time at Panathinaikos Athens in Greece. Gist has played there for the last five years. In 20 A1 games he averaged 6.4ppg and 3.7rpg last season. Gist helped them to win the league title and the cup. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com Greek A1 League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Gist also played 15 games in Euroleague where he had 8.5ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.1spg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
In 2008 Gist was drafted by San Antonio Spurs (NBA) in second round (57th overall). He was a member of USA Senior National Team back in 2007.
Gist is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (Angelico Biella), Serbia (Partizan), Spain (Unicaja Malaga), Turkey (Fenerbahce) and Russia (Lokomotiv).
Gist's game is described as: A very athletic inside player, great rebounder and shot-blocker. Thanks to his leaping ability, he can intimidate in the middle, but his good shooting range and running skills allow him to be very effective at the PF position.

BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Egor Vyaltsev
Stefan Markovic
Charles Jenkins
Vyacheslav Zaytsev

Forwards:
Sergey Monya
Andrey Zubkov

Center:
Dmitry Sokolov

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

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Real Madrid welcomes back Yusta - by Eurobasket News

Real Madrid (Liga Endesa) inked 20-year old swingman Santiago Yusta (200-97). It is actually his comeback to Madrid as he has played here before. Yusta has played for the last two years at Obradoiro in the Liga Endesa. In 32 games he averaged 5.0ppg and 2.0rpg last season.
Despite young age Yusta had impressive career. Yusta played in the final of Spanish U16 Championships in 2013. He received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 3rd Team award in 2016.
He represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) last year. Yusta's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 7 games: 10.7ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.4apg, 2.1spg, FGP: 45.5%, 3PT: 41.7%, FT: 66.7%.
Yusta has played previously for Real Madrid II.

Real Madrid roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Fabien Causeur

Forwards:
Felipe Reyes
Jeffery Taylor
Dino Radoncic
Santiago Yusta

Center:
Anthony Randolph

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Darussafaka could sign JaJuan Johnson, ex MIA-RO Cantu - by Eurobasket News

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL) is about to agree terms with 28-year old American power forward JaJuan Johnson (208-100kg-89, college: Purdue) who played last time at MIA-Red October Cantu in Italy. In 30 Serie A games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 19.0ppg and averaged 7.2rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg and 1.4bpg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Johnson played at Krasny Oktyabr in Russian league where in 6 Eurocup games he had very remarkable stats: 18.0ppg and 8.2rpg (#4 in the league). Johnson also played 9 games in VTB United League where he recorded high stats: 19.8ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.8bpg.
In 2011 Johnson was drafted by New Jersey Nets (NBA) in first round (27th overall). He attended Purdue University and it may be his seventh season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Johnson won NBA Pro Summer League in Utah championship title in 2015. He was also voted All-Big Ten Player of the Year, USBasket.com All-NCAA D1 1st Team and All-Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year back in 2011 at his college time.
Johnson is quite experienced player. He has played in five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Johnson has played previously professionally in China (Changsha Bank), NBA (Houston Rockets), NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars, Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Canton Charge) and Turkey (Besiktas).
He could be described: (by Tyler Ingle for NBADraft.net in 2011)
A long, tall forward with good scoring instincts ... Is a legit 6'10" in shoes with a long 7'2" wingspan ... Has very impressive leaping ability with unusual explosiveness for a big man. Doesn't appear to have the frame that can support much more weight in the future ... Gets pushed around when trying to defend players in the post ... Offensively he prefers to play in the post, but there are questions about whether this will translate to the next level where just about every power forward will be bigger than he is
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Jaka Blazic and Baskonia go separate ways - by Eurobasket News

27-year old Slovenian international guard Jaka Blazic (196-90) left Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa). In 35 games he averaged 5.8ppg and 2.3rpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. He also played 33 games in Euroleague where he had 4.7ppg and 2.1rpg. Blazic contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Among other achievements Blazic received Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
He has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. Blazic has regularly played for Slovenian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team in 2009.
He represented Slovenia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 8.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.4apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 41.7%, FT: 64.3%.
Blazic has played previously professionally in Serbia (Crvena Zvezda) and Slovenia (Un.Olimpija, Triglav and Slovan).

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Sinan Guler signs at Fenerbahce - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Defending champion Fenerbahce Istanbul (BSL) landed experienced 34-year old international shooting guard Sinan Guler (192-83, college: Carroll, MT, agency: 1x1 Sports). He has played for the last four years at Galatasaray in the BSL. In 32 games he averaged 11.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.8apg and 1.6spg last season. Guler helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Domestic Player of the Year and selected to All-Domestic Players Team. Guler also played 30 games in Euroleague where he had 10.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.6apg and 1.3spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements Guler's team made it to the League Semifinals in 2008, 2011, 2013 and 2016.
He has been also a member of Turkish international program for some years. Guler has regularly played for Turkish senior team since 2008 and previously for University National Team back in 2007.
He represented Turkey at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.7ppg, 2.3rpg, 4.5apg, FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 41.7%, FT: 70.0%.
Guler has spent his entire career in Turkey playing for three other teams: Anadolu Efes, Darussafaka and Besiktas.
Guler attended Carroll College until 2006 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.

Fenerbahce Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sinan Guler
Konstantinos Sloukas
Egehan Arna

Forward:
Baris Hersek

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Honeycutt is back at Khimki, ex Anadolu Efes - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) agreed terms with 27-year old American forward Tyler Honeycutt (203-90kg-90, college: UCLA). It is actually his comeback to Khimki as he has played here before. Honeycutt played last season at Anadolu Efes in Turkish BSL league. In 27 games he had 7.7ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.8apg. He helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Turkish League All-Star Game Dunk Contest. Honeycutt also played 35 games in Euroleague where he recorded 9.2ppg, 7.3rpg (#3 in the league), 2.0apg and 1.1spg. Honeycutt contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
In 2011 he was drafted by Sacramento Kings (NBA) in second round (35th overall). Honeycutt attended Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of VTB United League in 2015. Honeycutt was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 2nd Team back in 2014.
He has played also professionally in NBA (Houston Rockets), NBA G League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Reno Bighorns) and Israel (Ironi Nes Ziona).
On Honeycutt: Extremely versatile wing player ... Great size for either the shooting guard or small forward position ... Stands a tall 6'8.25' in shoes and has a respectable 6'9" wingspan ... Excellent athletic ability ... Explosive, quick leaper with excellent body control ... Fast runner that always hustles down the court on both offense and defense. Poor finisher around the rim ... Lacks the strength to stay on balance after much contact ... Inconsistent scoring ability ... Has trouble creating his own shot off the dribble and slashing to the rim.

BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Egor Vyaltsev
Stefan Markovic
Charles Jenkins
Vyacheslav Zaytsev

Forwards:
Sergey Monya
Tyler Honeycutt
Andrey Zubkov

Center:
Dmitry Sokolov

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

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Jokic won't join Serbia in the Eurobasket - by Eurobasket News

Nikola Jokic (209-C-95, agency: BeoBasket) met with Serbian national team head coach Sasa Djordjevic and announced him that he won't participate in the EuroBasket. As Sporski Jurnal reported, the Denver Nuggets center told Djordjevic that he'll be unable to respond to the invitation for the European Championship tournament (August 31 to September 17) where Team Serbia is one of main title contenders. This decision mainly has to do with the Jokic's preference to dedicate his offseason to individual workouts in order to physically improve ahead of the new season. It has to be mentioned that Nuggets executives like Tim Connelly and Arturas Karnisovas have said that they didn't have any influence on the player's decision and it's 100% Jokic's choice to decline the call for the national team. Jokic, 22, was one of the key characters of Serbia in the silver medal achievement of the 2016 Olympic Games, averaging 9.1 points, 6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. He also scored 25 in a near-upset vs Team USA. While he came off the bench in Rio, Jokic could've easily been a starter in the EuroBasket taking into consideration not only the brilliant season he had (16.7 points, 9.8 rebounds, 4.9 assists per game), but also Miroslav Raduljica's deteriorating physical condition which led to an abrupt season (and contract) ending with Olimpia Milano.
Courtesy of: eurohoops.net



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St Chamond lands Juwan Staten, ex Salon Vilpas - by Eurobasket News

Saint Chamond Basket Valle du Gier (ProB) tabbed 25-year old American point guard Juwan Staten (185-86kg-92, college: W.Virginia, agency: Inception Sports). He played most recently at Salon Vilpas in Finnish Korisliiga. In 48 games he averaged 13.9ppg, 2.9rpg and 4.3apg last season. Staten helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga Import Player of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team.
He ended the previous (2015-16) season at Belfius Mons Hainaut (Scooore League) in Belgium where in 6 games he had 10.7ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.5apg and 1.0spg. But the most of that year Staten spent at another team Delaware 87ers in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen. In 15 games he recorded 6.7ppg, 2.3rpg and 4.1apg.
Staten has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
He has played previously professionally in NBA (Golden State Warriors) and NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors).
Staten attended West Virginia University until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
He is described as: Outstanding point guard who passes the ball extremely well. Tremendous defender. Extremely fast up and down the floor.

Saint Chamond Basket Valle du Gier roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jonathan Hoyaux
Matthieu Guichard
Juwan Staten
Erwan Ruiz
Matteo Legat

Forwards:
Jean-Stephane Rinna
Guy_Landry Edi
Baba Samake

Center:
Grismay Paumier

Coach: Alain Thinet

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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Lawrence Gilbert (ex Atomeromu) signs at BC Nokia - by Eurobasket News

BC Nokia (Korisliiga) landed 31-year old American forward Lawrence Gilbert (200-86, college: La-Monroe, agency: Mansfield and Associates). He played most recently at Atomeromu in Hungarian A Division. In 26 games he averaged 13.1ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.7apg last season. Gilbert also spent pre-season at Al Wakrah (D1) in Qatari league that year.
He played in the final of Colombian DPB in 2013.
Gilbert is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Gilbert has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Romania (CSU Sibiu), Saudi Arabia (Al Nahda and Al Salam), Colombia (Piratas, Barrancabermeja Ciudad Futuro and Sabios) and Dominican Republic (Siglo).
He attended University of Louisiana at Monroe until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bourg inks Gilvydas Biruta - by Eurobasket News

JL Bourg Basket (ProA) agreed terms with 26-year old Lithuanian power forward Gilvydas Biruta (203-111kg-91, college: Rhode Island). He played last season at Piacenza in Italian Serie A2. In 5 games he had 7.2ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.0apg. Biruta also played that season for Aiolos Trikallon in Greek A1 where in 21 games he recorded 11.0ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.5apg.
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 Biruta's team was regular season runner-up in Atlantic 10 in 2015. He was also voted Big East All-Rookie Team back in 2011 at his college time.
Biruta represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 in Bilbao (Spain) six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 5.1ppg, 2.7rpg, FGP: 46.9%, FT: 66.7%.
Biruta has played previously professionally in Lithuania (Neptunas) and Greece (Lavrio).
He attended Rhode Island University until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

JL Bourg Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Meredis Houmounou
Garrett Sim
Lance Jeter

Forwards:
Gilvydas Biruta
Maxime Courby

Centers:
Zachery Peacock
Youssou Ndoye

Coach: Savo Vucevic

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Alexandre Gavrilovic is a newcomer at Nantes - by Eurobasket News

Hermine Nantes Atlantique (ProB) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old naturalized Serbian power forward Alexandre Gavrilovic (208-112kg-91, college: Towson, agency: Duran International). He was about to sign at Chorale de Roanne Basket in the ProB. Gavrilovic has played there for the last three years. The last season he played also at Chorale de Roanne where in 35 ProB games he recorded 7.7ppg and 4.0rpg. Gavrilovic helped them to win the cup.
He represented France at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. Gavrilovic's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 9 games: 1.3ppg, 1.7rpg.
Gavrilovic has played also professionally for other French teams like France for Strasbourg IG : IMG Academy.
He attended Towson University until 2015 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

Hermine Nantes Atlantique roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Mathis Guillou

Forward:
Alexandre Gavrilovic

Centers:
Guy-Marc Michel
Yannick Quiros

Coach: Franck Collineau

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Maurienne signs Karl-David Nkounkou - by Eurobasket News

Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket (ProB) signed 24-year old naturalized Congolese center Karl-David Nkounkou (204-93) from ADA Blois Basket 41. In four ProB games he had 7.0ppg and 2.8rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Nkounkou played at Hermine Nantes Atlantique where in 36 ProB games he recorded just 2.6ppg and 2.9rpg.
He was named to Congo-Brazzaville National Team in 2015.

Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Karim Atamna
Aurelien Rigaux
Tony Turam-Ullien
Etienne Saclier
Antoine Drencourt

Forwards:
Thomas Yvrande
Romain Dardaine
Gide Noel
Rodrigue Munsi-Kaniki

Centers:
Madiop Ndiaye
Karl-David Nkounkou

Coach: Fabien Romeyer

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Maurienne keeps Noel for another season - by Eurobasket News

Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket (ProB) re-signed 24-year old naturalized Guyanese forward Gide Noel (198-93). He played there last season. In 33 ProB games he recorded 8.2ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.4apg. Noel helped them to make it to the French ProB Leaders Cup Semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Saint Vallier (NM1) where in 34 games he averaged 10.6ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.8apg.
Noel's team made it to the NM1 Play-Offs Semifinals in 2015.
He was a member of French U20 National Team in 2013.
Noel has played previously for two other teams: ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket and Orchesien BC.

Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Karim Atamna
Aurelien Rigaux
Tony Turam-Ullien
Etienne Saclier
Antoine Drencourt

Forwards:
Thomas Yvrande
Romain Dardaine
Gide Noel
Rodrigue Munsi-Kaniki

Center:
Madiop Ndiaye

Coach: Fabien Romeyer

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Hugo Suhard is a newcomer at Maurienne - by Eurobasket News

Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket (ProB) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old point guard Hugo Suhard (184-92). He has played for the last five years at Angers BC 49 in the NM1. In 33 games he recorded 13.2ppg, 2.2rpg and 5.2apg (top 4) last season.
Suhard's team made it to the NM1 Play-Offs Semifinals in 2016.
He has played previously for JSF Nanterre.

Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Karim Atamna
Aurelien Rigaux
Hugo Suhard
Tony Turam-Ullien
Etienne Saclier
Antoine Drencourt

Forwards:
Thomas Yvrande
Romain Dardaine
Gide Noel
Rodrigue Munsi-Kaniki

Centers:
Madiop Ndiaye
Karl-David Nkounkou

Coach: Fabien Romeyer

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ekperigin re-signs at Nantes - by Eurobasket News

Hermine Nantes Atlantique (ProB) confirmed in their roster 29-year old British power forward Laurence Ekperigin (200-105kg-88, college: Le Moyne). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Ekperigin played there last season. In 40 ProB games he had 12.6ppg, 8.0rpg and 2.0apg. He helped them to make it to the final. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team.
The previous (15-16) season Ekperigin played at Poitiers where in 36 ProB games he recorded 12.9ppg, 8.2rpg and 3.1apg. It was another spectacular season as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Bosman Player of the Year and named to 3rd Team.
Ekperigin was voted Northeast-10 Player of the Year back in 2009 at his college time. Ekperigin was a member of British Senior National Team back in 2011.
He is quite experienced player. Ekperigin's career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in four different countries. Ekperigin tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally also in Italy (Angelico Biella and FCM Ferentino), Korea (Mobis Phoebus) and Spain (Gran Canaria).
Ekperigin attended Le Moyne College until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

Hermine Nantes Atlantique roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Mathis Guillou

Forwards:
Laurence Ekperigin
Alexandre Gavrilovic

Centers:
Guy-Marc Michel
Yannick Quiros

Coach: Franck Collineau

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mornar Bar may sign Marcus Williams, ex Cholet - by Eurobasket News

KK Mornar Basket Bar (Erste Liga) is close to sign 32-year old American guard Marcus Williams (191-101kg-85, college: Connecticut) who played last time at Cholet Basket in France. Williams managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 9 ProA games he had 8.3ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.4apg and 1.0spg. He also played that season for Buducnost where in 7 Eurocup games he recorded 12.3ppg, 1.3rpg and 5.1apg. Williams also played 27 games in ABA League where he averaged 10.3ppg, 2.5rpg and 6.1apg.
In 2006 he was drafted by New Jersey Nets (NBA) in first round (22nd overall). Williams attended University of Connecticut and it may be his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Serbian League championship title in 2015. Williams was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention in 2015.
He is quite experienced player. Williams has played in six different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in China (Jiangsu Dragons), Puerto Rico (Manati), Russia (Unics Kazan, Enisey and Lokomotiv), Spain (Unicaja Malaga), NBA (Golden State Warriors, Brooklyn Nets and Memphis Grizzlies) and Serbia (Crvena Zvezda).
Williams could be described: (by David Duane for NBADraft.net in 2006)
He's a threat from the outside now which allows him to penetrate and dish or finish more often ... When big men challenge him in the paint, he uses a crafty floater/tear drop type of shot that he has really perfected ... He is practically unstoppable in the open court because his decision making is so quick and precise ...
Though he makes the right decision on the break, oftentimes he turns the ball over after drive in the lane while trying to feed teammates ... Actually needs to be more selfish at times, especially late in games when teammates are struggling ..
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KK Mornar Basket Bar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nemanja Vranjes
Brandis Raley-Ross
Marko Mugosa

Forward:
Strahinja Micovic

Centers:
Radoje Vujosevic
Vukota Pavic

Coach: Mihailo Pavicevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Quimper lands Demarco Cox - by Eurobasket News

Quimper UJAP (ProB) landed 27-year old American center Demarco Cox (203-125kg-90, college: Georgia Tech). He played most recently at Vendee Challans Basket in the NM1. In 36 games he averaged 14.1ppg, 7.6rpg and 1.3apg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 2nd Team.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Cox spent at Galil Elion (National League) in Israel where in 24 games he had very impressive stats: 17.1ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1bpg. Cox also spent pre-season at Fribourg Olympic (LNA) in Swiss league that year.
His college team won SEC Tournament in 2013.
Cox graduated from Georgia Tech in 2015 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

Quimper UJAP roster for 2017-2018:

Mathieu Tensorer
Fabien Herard
Kevin Mondesir
Maxime Choplin
Jean-Dieudonniz Biog
Demarco Cox
Thomas Prost
Marc-Antoine Hello

Coach: Laurent Foirest

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nantes keep McKnight for another season - by Eurobasket News

Hermine Nantes Atlantique (ProB) re-signed 30-year old American power forward Christopher McKnight (201-102kg-87, college: Akron, agency: Octagon Europe). He played there last season. In 42 ProB games he averaged 11.8ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.5apg and 1.4spg. McKnight helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Charleville Mezieres where in 34 ProB games he had very impressive stats: 15.9ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.2apg and 1.5spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements McKnight's college team won MAC Tournament in 2009. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan Forward of the Year award back in 2014.
McKnight has played also professionally in Sweden (Boras Basket).
He attended University of Akron until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
McKnight is described as: Tough and aggressive natured player.

Hermine Nantes Atlantique roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Mathis Guillou

Forwards:
Christopher McKnight
Laurence Ekperigin
Alexandre Gavrilovic

Centers:
Guy-Marc Michel
Yannick Quiros

Coach: Franck Collineau

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kadri Moendadze agreed terms with Orleans - by Eurobasket News

Entente Orleans 45 (ProB) inked 23-year old small forward Kadri Moendadze (191-94) from Boulogne. In 32 ProB games he recorded 7.9ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.0apg and 1.6spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Moendadze played at Cholet Basket (ProA) where in 28 games he averaged just 2.2ppg and 1.3rpg.
His team made it to the U21 Championships (Trophee du Futur) Semifinals in 2013.
Moendadze represented France at the European Championships U18 in Lithuania five years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 1.9ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.0spg.

Entente Orleans 45 roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Loic Akono
Marc Judith
Kyle McAlarney
Luc Loubaki

Forwards:
Marcellus Sommerville
Antoine Mendy
Miralem Halilovic
Gaylor Curier
Kadri Moendadze
Mouhamed Diagne

Centers:
Jimmy Djimrabaye
Junior MBida

Coach: Germain Castano

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lorient adds Maraux to their roster - by Eurobasket News

CEP Lorient (NM1) added to their roster 21-year old point guard Eliot Maraux (184-96). He played last season at St Quentin in the ProB. ProB was a little too high level for him, where in 29 games he had just 1.8ppg. NM1 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Maraux played at JDA Dijon (ProA). ProB was a little too high level for him, where in three ProA games he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound.
His team made it to the U21 Championships (Trophee du Futur) Semifinals in 2014.
Maraux represented France at the European Championships U16 in Lithuania five years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 2 games: 0pts.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Vichy Clermont adds Bengaber to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Jean D'Arc Vichy Clermont Metropole (ProB) added to their roster 20-year old point guard Gregory Bengaber (186-97, agency: Octagon Europe). He has played for the last two seasons at Le Mans Sarthe Basket in the ProA. ProA was a little too high level for him, where in 6 games he recorded just 0.3ppg last season. ProB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Bengaber helped them to make it to the cup final. He also played 5 games in Basketball Champions League, but he did not score anything and had only 2 rebounds.
Bengaber represented France at the World Championships U17 in Dubai (UAE) three years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 2.4ppg, 2.7rpg.
Bengaber has played previously for CFBB.

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

Guards:
Carl Ona-Embo
David Denave
Rida El_Amrani
Etienne Ory
Gregory Bengaber

Forwards:
Gregory Lessort
Romuald Morency
Sadio Doucoure

Centers:
Charles-Henri Bronchard
Mohamed Kone
Cedric Bah

Coach: Guillaume Vizade

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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Caen inks Marc-Eddy Norelia - by Eurobasket News

Caen Basket Calvados (ProB) agreed terms with 24-year old American (has also Haitian passport) forward Marc-Eddy Norelia (203-99kg-93, agency: Duran International). He just graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University (NCAA). Norelia has played there for the last four years. In 24 games he had 8.9ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.2apg last season. Norelia helped them to win A-Sun Tournament and end the regular season at the top position. Quite impressive season as he was named to A-Sun All-Tournament Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Norelia was voted NABC All-District 3 1st Team in 2016 at his college time.

Caen Basket Calvados roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ludovic Chelle
Etienne Plateau
Thomas Cornely
Sebastien Cape
Ibrahima Sidibe

Forwards:
Gregg Thondique
B.J. Monteiro
Marc-Eddy Norelia
Eddy Djedje

Center:
Moustapha Diarra

Coach: Herve Coudray

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketeurope)

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Monaco announce Dru Joyce - by Eurobasket News

AS Monaco Basket (ProA) has reportedly added to their roster 32-year old American point guard Dru Joyce (185-PG-85, college: Akron). He played last season at B.Muenchen in German BBL league. Joyce managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 16 BBL games he recorded 3.7ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.9apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). Joyce also played that season for Tsmoki-Minsk in Belarusian league. The team played in three different competitions that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 12 FIBA Europe Cup games he averaged impressive 15.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 8.3apg and 1.5spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup 3rd Team. Joyce also played 18 games in VTB United League where he got 14.2ppg, 3.8rpg, 6.4apg and 1.7spg. He also played 4 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 13.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 6.8apg (top 3) and 1.5spg (in top 4).
Joyce has played previously professionally also in Poland (Anwil and Energa Czarni).
He attended University of Akron until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.
On Joyce: The typical floor general who supplies leadership, court vision and points when needed.



Yannis Morin agreed terms with Chalons-Reims - by Eurobasket News

Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket (ProA) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old power forward Yannis Morin (208-101kg-93). The last season Morin played at STB Le Havre (ProB) where in 37 games he recorded 6.8ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.7apg, 1.0spg and 1.8bpg. Great season indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Defensive Player of the Year.
His team made it to the U21 Championships (Trophee du Futur) Semifinals in 2013.
Morin represented France at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 9.3ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.6apg, 1.9spg, 1.3bpg, FGP: 58.1%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 42.9%.
Morin has played previously for two other teams: CFBB and Denain Voltaire.

Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Willie Deane
Gedeon Pitard
Martin Hermannsson
Alexandre Karolak
Arthur Leboeuf

Forwards:
LaMonte Ulmer
Luka Antic
Louis Cassier

Centers:
Yannis Morin
Jules Rambaut

Coach: Cedric Heitz

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Mathieu Lefevre signs at Menton - by Eurobasket News

Menton (Regional League) landed 28-year old guard Mathieu Lefevre (197-89). He has played for the last four years at Cergy-Pontoise in the NM2. Regional League will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Lefevre helped them to win the group title.
He was a member of French U16 National Team between 2004 and 2005.
Lefevre has played previously for four other teams: Sluc Nancy, Prisse Macon, Cherbourg and Basse Indre.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jean-Dieudonniz Biog is a newcomer at Quimper - by Eurobasket News

Quimper UJAP (ProB) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old naturalized Cameroonian center Jean-Dieudonniz Biog (205-95). He played most recently at St Vallier in the NM1. In 32 games he recorded 3.5ppg and 2.7rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Biog played at SO Maritime Boulogne. But in 32 ProB games he averaged just 0.9ppg and 1.3rpg.
His team made it to the U21 Championships (Trophee du Futur) Semifinals in 2014.
Biog represented France at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) three years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 1.0ppg, 1.2rpg.
Biog has played previously for three other teams: ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket, ALM Evreux and CFBB.

Quimper UJAP roster for 2017-2018:

Mathieu Tensorer
Fabien Herard
Kevin Mondesir
Maxime Choplin
Jean-Dieudonniz Biog
Thomas Prost
Marc-Antoine Hello

Coach: Laurent Foirest

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Maurienne signs Akeem Williams - by Eurobasket News

Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket (ProB) signed 26-year old American (has also British passport) point guard Akeem Williams (178-91, college: Mass.-Lowell). He will still stay in France where he played last season at Hyeres-Toulon (ProA). In 33 games he had 6.1ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.4apg. ProB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Williams played at Charleville Mezieres. In 34 ProB games he recorded 13.8ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.8apg (top 5) and 1.3spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of Northeast-10 Tournament in 2012. Williams was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProB 3rd Team in 2015.
He graduated from University of Massachusetts - Lowell in 2014 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.

Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Karim Atamna
Aurelien Rigaux
Hugo Suhard
Akeem Williams
Tony Turam-Ullien
Etienne Saclier
Antoine Drencourt

Forwards:
Thomas Yvrande
Romain Dardaine
Gide Noel
Rodrigue Munsi-Kaniki

Centers:
Madiop Ndiaye
Karl-David Nkounkou

Coach: Fabien Romeyer

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lille lands Alexis Desespringalle - by Eurobasket News

Lille Metropole Basket (ProB) tabbed 26-year old shooting guard Alexis Desespringalle (192-91). The last season he played at Nantes where in 41 ProB games he averaged 6.0ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.8apg. Desespringalle helped them to make it to the final.
He won French ProB championship title in 2011.
Desespringalle has played previously for two other teams: Rueil and JSF Nanterre.

Lille Metropole Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Maurice Acker
Alexis Desespringalle
Bryan Pamba-Juille
Paul-Lou Duwiquet
Luka Asceric
Elias Kherzane

Forwards:
Florent Tortosa
Thomas Ceci-Diop
Rakeem Buckles

Centers:
Nicolas Taccoen
Mohamed Queta
Matoure Toure

Coach: Jean-Marc Dupraz

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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St Chamond lands Juwan Staten, ex Salon Vilpas - by Eurobasket News

Saint Chamond Basket Valle du Gier (ProB) tabbed 25-year old American point guard Juwan Staten (185-86kg-92, college: W.Virginia, agency: Inception Sports). He played most recently at Salon Vilpas in Finnish Korisliiga. In 48 games he averaged 13.9ppg, 2.9rpg and 4.3apg last season. Staten helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga Import Player of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team.
He ended the previous (2015-16) season at Belfius Mons Hainaut (Scooore League) in Belgium where in 6 games he had 10.7ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.5apg and 1.0spg. But the most of that year Staten spent at another team Delaware 87ers in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen. In 15 games he recorded 6.7ppg, 2.3rpg and 4.1apg.
Staten has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
He has played previously professionally in NBA (Golden State Warriors) and NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors).
Staten attended West Virginia University until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
He is described as: Outstanding point guard who passes the ball extremely well. Tremendous defender. Extremely fast up and down the floor.

Saint Chamond Basket Valle du Gier roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jonathan Hoyaux
Matthieu Guichard
Juwan Staten
Erwan Ruiz
Matteo Legat

Forwards:
Jean-Stephane Rinna
Guy_Landry Edi
Baba Samake

Center:
Grismay Paumier

Coach: Alain Thinet

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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Carl Ona-Embo joins Nantes - by Philippe Burstert

Hermine Nantes Atlantique (ProB) agreed terms with 28-year old point guard Carl Ona-Embo (185-80kg-89, agency: Octagon Europe) from Vichy Clermont. The last season Ona-Embo played at another team Warriors in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen where in 5 games he had just 2.6ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.4apg.
Last year he was drafted by Salt Lake City Stars (D-League) in third round (49th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Ona-Embo's team won French ProB Leaders Cup in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com French ProB All-Domestic Players Team in 2015.
Ona-Embo represented France at the European Championships U20 in Rhodos (Greece) eight years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 9 games: 6.1ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 31.3%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 66.7%.
Ona-Embo has played also professionally in Italy (Angelico Biella), Spain (Rosalia) and France (Olympique Antibes, Cholet Basket, CFBB, JL Bourg and Poitiers).
He is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas.

Hermine Nantes Atlantique roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Carl Ona-Embo
Mathis Guillou

Forwards:
Christopher McKnight
Laurence Ekperigin
Alexandre Gavrilovic

Centers:
Guy-Marc Michel
Yannick Quiros

Coach: Franck Collineau

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stajic comes back to MZT Skopje - by Armando Caporaso

Defending champion KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom (Prva Liga) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old point guard Boban Stajic (185-93). It is actually his comeback to Skopje as he has played here before. Stajic has played for the last two years at Feni Industries in the Prva Liga. In 24 games he recorded 9.2ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.5apg and 1.2spg last season. Stajic also played 15 games in Balkan League where he averaged 7.1ppg, 1.7rpg, 1.6apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. Stajic's team made it to the Macedonian final. He received Eurobasket.com All-Macedonian League Honorable Mention award in 2017.
Stajic represented FYR Macedonia at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) five years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 7.4ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.2apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 53.8%, 3PT: 16.7%, FT: 50.0%.
Stajic has played previously for two other teams: Lirija and Makedonija Mladi.

KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Damjan Stojanovski
Boban Stajic
Adem Mekic

Forward:
Marko Simonovski

Coach: Aleksandar Todorov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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FYR Macedonian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Mihajlo Mitev
Mitev
Damjan Robev
Robev
Andrej Maslinko
Maslinko
Viktor Efremovski
Efremovski
Stevan Gligorijevic
Gligorijevic
#e#5
4Dejan Srbinovski 186-G-97 Vardar FYR Macedonia
5Georgi Zafirov 97 Akademija FMP FYR Macedonia
6Mihajlo Mitev 190-G-97 Vardar FYR Macedonia
7Bojan Serafimov 170-PG-97 Vardar FYR Macedonia
8Damjan Robev 192-G/F-97 Vardar FYR Macedonia
9Andrej Maslinko 206-SF-97 Rabotnicki FYR Macedonia
10Elvis Hot 197-F/C-98 Crnomelj Slovenia
11Viktor Efremovski 191-SF-98 Rabotnicki FYR Macedonia
12Stevan Gligorijevic 196-SF-98 Ohrid AV FYR Macedonia
13Ranko Mamuzikj 200-PF-98 L Alfas Spain
14Dimitar Pandev 202-F-97 Isernia Italy
15Leonid Todorovski 205-C-98 MZT Skopje FYR Macedonia




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  GEORGIA  


Hickman left EA7 Armani - by Eurobasket News

32-year old Georgian guard Richard Hickman (189-88kg-85, college: NC-Greensboro) left EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. He played there also last season. In 34 Serie A games he recorded 10.6ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg. Hickman helped them to win the Supercup and end the regular season at the top position. He played there also last season. Hickman also played 30 games in Euroleague where he averaged 10.1ppg, 2.6rpg and 3.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Fenerbahce in Turkish BSL. In 10 games he had 5.1ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.5apg. Hickman also played 20 games in Euroleague where he got 4.6ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.3apg. He contributed to his team making it to the final.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Hickman was voted Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague 2nd Team back in 2014.
He also represented Georgia at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 11.8ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.6apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 48.3%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 64.0%.
Hickman is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Finland (Namika Lahti), Germany (Giessen 46ers and BG 74 Goettingen II), Hungary (PVSK Pannon), Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Romania (Otopeni) and Italy (VL Pesaro and Novipiu Casale).
Hickman attended University of North Carolina, Greensboro until 2007 and it is his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A solid guard, who is very strong both physically and mentally. Has good court vision and passing, and can score if needed. Good defender on the perimeter, he's the classic "system PG" who does a lot of good things, almost unnoticed by the fans.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GERMANY  


Rasid Mahalbasic (ex Sevilla) is a newcomer at EWE Baskets - by Eurobasket News

EWE Baskets Oldenburg (BBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old Austrian international center Rasid Mahalbasic (210-112kg-90, agency: BeoBasket). He played most recently at Betis Energia Plus Sevilla in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 22 games he recorded 10.1ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.8apg last season. Mahalbasic also played that season for Yesilgiresun Bld in Turkish BSL where in 9 games he averaged 11.2ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.2spg. He also spent pre-season at BC Nizhny Novgorod (VTB) in Russian league that year.
Mahalbasic has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Among other achievements he won Kazakhstan League championship title in 2015. Mahalbasic received also Eurobasket.com All-VTB League 2nd Team award in 2016.
He has been also a member of Austrian international program for some years. Mahalbasic has regularly played for Austrian senior team since 2008 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
He also represented Austria at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 16.0ppg, 7.5rpg, 3.3apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 51.7%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 67.6%.
Mahalbasic is a very experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America) in eight different countries. Mahalbasic has played previously professionally in Bosnia (Bosna-Royal), Croatia (KK Split), Italy, Poland (Asseco), Slovenia (Zlatorog), Turkey (Tofas and Fenerbahce), Czech Republic (CEZ Nymburk) and Kazakhstan (Astana).

EWE Baskets Oldenburg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Karsten Tadda
Mickey McConnell
Brad Loesing
Frantz Massenat
Bryon Allen
Haris Hujic

Forwards:
Rickey Paulding
Maxime De_Zeeuw
Philipp Schwethelm
Isaiah Philmore
Marko Bacak

Center:
Rasid Mahalbasic

Coach: Mladen Drijencic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Wuerzburg signs Dejan Kovacevic - by Eurobasket News

s.Oliver Wuerzburg (BBL) signed 21-year old Bosnian power forward Dejan Kovacevic (209-110kg-96, agency: Interperformances). He played last season at FC Bayern Muenchen II in the ProB. In 22 games he had 9.6ppg and 4.1rpg. Kovacevic helped them to win the NBBL title (twice) (also twice).
He represented Bosnia at the Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Germany (Unofficial World Championships U18) three years ago. Kovacevic's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 4.4ppg, 2.1rpg, FGP: 38.5%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 66.7%.
Kovacevic has played previously for another German team Furstenfeldbruck.
He could be described: Excellent size, quickness for his age and size, with excellent rebounding and shotblocking and a touch that is usually common to shooting guards.

s.Oliver Wuerzburg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Maurice Stuckey
Abdul Gaddy
D.J. Richardson

Forwards:
Vytenis Lipkevicius
Osvaldas Olisevicius
Ryan Anderson
Dejan Kovacevic

Coach: Dirk Bauermann

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Dee Davis (Giessen 46ers) I Believe I Can Adjust To Whatever Style Of Play But I Enjoy Getting Up And Down The Court - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Dee Davis (183-PG-93, college: Xavier, agency: Inception Sports) is a 23 year old 183cm point guard from Bloomington, Indiana playing his third professional season and first in Germany with The Giessen 46ers. He played as a rookie with Rogaska Crystal (Slovenia-Telemach League) playing 18 games averaging 13.2ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.6apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 48.8%, 3PT: 29.0%, FT: 76.9%. Last season he remained with Rogaska Crystal (Slovenia-Liga NovaKBM playing 35 games: Score-3 (16.3ppg), 2.9rpg, Assists-4 (5.0apg), 1.5spg, FGP: 54.1%, 3PT: 37.8%, FT: 75.6%. He played at Xavier and as a senior played 35 games averaging 9.2ppg, 2.5rpg, 6.1apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 46.0%, 3PT: 33.0%, FT: 70.4%. He spoke to eurobasket about basketball.

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

Hello at the moment I am home spending time with my family and friends in Bloomington Indiana when I'm from. Having a good start to my summer.


Congrats on signing with German EasyCredit BBL team Giessen 46ers. What do you know in general about the German basketball and it's country?

I've heard that the German league is very competitive and is has regarded as one of the better leagues in the world to play professionally basketball. I'm very excited for the this opportunity.


After two strong seasons in Slovenia, you have made the next step to the higher league EasyCredit BBL. What were your main reasons for signing with Giessen?

It was a good opportunity to further my pro career in a respected league. Also it's less stress throughout the summer worried about what team I'm going too


Did you have any talks with new head coach Ingo Freyer? What kind of impression did you get of him?

I haven't had a chance to talk to him yet.


He is known of playing a kind of run of gun style. Is this a style that you can live out your strengh as a player?

I believe I can adjust to whatever style of play, but I enjoy getting up and down the court


As a senior you were more of a playmaker at Xavier where as a rookie in Slovenia more of a scorer and last season a scorer and playmaker. How would you classify yourself as a point guard and to what NBA player would you describe your game to?

I would describe myself as an aggressive playmaker who's does what he has to, to help his team win


You take a lot of pride in your defense as well, but what would you say is a hidden strength in your game that doesn't get noticed right away on the court?

I think the thing that gets overlooked the most are the little things I do to get my teammmates open


You played your first two professional seasons with Rogaska Crystal (Slovenia-Liga NovaKBM). Last season you reached the Slovenian final. You improved your stats each season. What part of your game do you feel developed best there?

I think just all around I improved with a year of experience playing professionally which helps me know what to expect and prepare for


Rogaska Crystal (Slovenia-Liga NovaKBM) lost the final 3-1 to Union Olympija. The first two games were very close, but then it seemed like the opponent had your number. What was missing for your team getting over the hump?

In the finals we had some bad luck in the first two games where it could of went either way, but rebounding and not giving up second shots hurt us a lot


In game 4, Rogaska Crystal (Slovenia-Liga NovaKBM) lost 94-78. You had an intense duel with ex BBL player Brandon Jefferson who had 30 points while you had 29 points. What was most challenging about this duel?

Where he hurt us the most is in transition from 3 and fast break lay ups from turnovers. He is very good at find himself in the right place at the right time


Two seasons ago Brandon Jefferson played in Germany for your new head coach Ingo Freyer averaging 13.5ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.0apg, 1.1spg. When you see his style does that make you confident that you can't only make the grade in Germany, but be an impact player?

Of course, I believe in any league I could make an impact


You had a very solid season as a rookie with Rogaska Crystal (Slovenia-Telemach League) playing 18 games averaging 13.2ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.6apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 48.8%, 3PT: 29.0%, FT: 76.9%. What was your wake up call to being a rookie in Europe where you knew that you were very far away from home in Indiana?

The difference in some of the rules in European basketball. Having to adjust to some little thing took some time.


There were only two Americans on the squad in your rookie season with you and Corey Remekun. What was the most important thing you could gain from him that made your adjustment period easier?

How Corey mentored me on how to take care of myself adjusting to life overseas and sharing his experiences playing overseas


You started your professional career with the Canton Charge (D-League) not playing a game. What experience did you have and could the D-league be an option down the line?

The D league was my first time being a part of a professional organization and gave me the opportunity to show myself I could play at the pro level. The Canton Charge opportunity motivated me and could def be and option in the future if it gives me the opportunity to play in the NBA

You had a nice career at Xavier topping it off with a Sweet 16 run in 2015. What was the most special aspect of that season's team?

Just being a part of Xavier's team and the program. Was a blast being able to share that experience while forming a bond with life long friends


You played your last college game against Arizona losing 68-60. Does a game like this stick in your mind even now or have you been able to forget it easily?

Every time I think about Xavier basketball I usually think about the Arizona game. It was young team that year where I know we left it all on the court and I was proud of my team


In that last game against Arizona you dueled 38 minutes against future NBA player TJ Mcconnel of the 76ers. When you remember his game and compare it to you is there so much difference between an NBA opportunity for you if you got the chance?

I believe if I got the opportunity my game would translate well. Especially with an open floor playing the screen and role, I believe I could be very effective


How did Chris Mack groom and prepare you best for a professional basketball career at Xavier?

He really pushed me to be a pass first point guard while I was at Xavier. So now I really have a good feel of getting my teammates in the game at the pro level


You played together with Kenny Frease at Xavier. He has made a solid professional career in Germany. What is something that you will never forget about his character on and off the court?

Kenny was always a good guy, he was always a fun going guy off the court, and was intense during the game


Who was the toughest player you battled in the NCAA that is in the NBA now?

CJ McCollum was a tough player when we beat Lehigh my freshman year to go to the sweet sixteen


If you had the choice between having dinner with fellow Bloomington natives Calbert Cheaney and Sean May who would you pick and why?

I would have to make two reservations maybe three if your talking about both Sean May's, father and son


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

Michael Jordan, Isaiah Thomas (Pistons), Shaq, Larry Bird

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

I think Russell Westbrook does everything he can to help his team. His stats add up because he is everywhere on the floor.


Lebron James isn't going to get his 4th NBA ring. Where will he stand after this season in the neverending debate with who is the best player of all-time?

Michael Jordan hands down.

What was the last movie that you saw?

Fast and The Furious 8


Thanks Dee for the chat.



It's Not Calvin But CJ Oldham For The Bayer Giants Leverkusen - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

When one first reads the name Oldham, one quickly remembers the legendary BBL player Calvin Oldham who laced it up together with Michael Kock with Steiner Bayreuth in the 80's and also coached in Leverkusen and Berlin in the past, but when one sees this Oldham running up and down the floor this season, it won't be the elder 56 year old Calvin pulling a Michael Jordan and coming out of retirement, but his son CJ who signed a contract with the Bayer Giants Leverkusen. C.J. Oldham (203-G-91, college: Gannon)unior is a 26 year old 203cm forward who was born in Berlin, but only has theAmerican citizenship. Because of the new Pro B ruling, he will be seen as a local player and not be counted as an import player. He will be going into his third professional season and second in Germany. Last season he played for the Kongsberg Miners (Norway-BLNO) playing 31 games averaging 9.9ppg, 9.5rpg, 2.3apg, 1.6spg, Blocks-5 (1.0bpg), FGP: 57.5%, FT: 75.6%. "It is nice for us to get a player like CJ. He knows Leverkusen. He is a local palyer and an important piece in our roster plan. He is a very athletic and flexible wing player that is a good free throw shooter. The contact to Calvin was important so I could get more backround information about him. I am convinced that he fits to us with his charachter", stressed head coach Achiim Kuczmann.

Oldham started his basketball career at Solon High School and played twos easons at Akron (NCAA) where former BBL players like Dru Joyce and Romeo Travis learned their basketball trade. He played only 17 NCAA games tehre and then moved to Gannon (NCAA2) in 2012 and as a junior played 28 games averaging 3.7ppg, 4.0rpg. As a senior he played 30 games averaging 5.9ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.4apg, FGP: 52.1%, FT: 73.2%. Last season in Norway teh American scored in double figures in 16 games and registered 12 double doubles. He had a 23 point 12 rebound game against Gimie BBK and a 21 point 10 rebound effort against Baerum Basket. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been MAC Tournament Winner -11, MAC East Division Regular Season Champion -12, MAC Tournament Finalist -12, PSAC West Division Regular Season Runner-Up -13, PSAC West Division Regular Season Co-Champion -14
PSAC Tournament Semifinals -14, All-PSAC East Division Scholar-Athlete of the Year -14, All-PSAC West Division Defensive Player of the Year -14
Norwegian BLNO Regular Season Champion -17, Norwegian BLNO Semifinals -17, and Eurobasket.com All-Norwegian BLNO 2nd Team -17.

Source:Bayer Giants Leverkusen











The Crailsheim Merlins Keep Konrad Wysocki - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Konrad Wysocki (202-F-82, college: Princeton) isn't getting any younger these days, but his play isn't suffering with age either as he continues to be a solid Pro A player and will go into his third season with the Crailsheim Merlins. The 35 yera old German not only showed his basketball ability at Princeton (NCAA), but also that he could be a force in the classroom will go into his 14th professional season. After making a name with ratiopharm Ulm and making stops in places like Frankfurt, PGE Turow Zgorzelec (Poland-PLK) and Oldenburg, the 202cm who also has the Polish nationality is winding down his career with Crailsheim. Two seasons ago, he played a solid season in the BBL playing 32 games averaging 10.3ppg, 5.1rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 52.6%, 3PT: 34.4%, FT: 76.8%. Last season in the Pro A he played 34 games averaging 10.0ppg, 5.1rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 56.5%, 3PT: 41.5%, FT: 78.3%. Last season he scored in double figures in 17 games with his best scoring games being two 23 point games against Ehingen.

Source:SWP Online



James Milliken Starts Professional Basketball Career With SSV Lok Bernau - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro B team SSV Lok Bernau have added their first American of the season with James Milliken (188-G-93, agency: SDJ Sports). James Milliken is a 24 year old 188cm guard that was born in Chapel Hill, the home of the North Carolina Tar Heels and grew up in Siler City, North Carolina. He was one of the many players that didn't go the NCAA route right away as he played at Cowley County CC (JUCO), before finishing at Creighton (NCAA) in 2016, the school that gave Germany players like Anthony Tolliver, Dane Watts and Rodney Buford. He played 66 NCAA games in two seasons.. In his senior year for Creighton he played 35 games averaging 9.7ppg, 2.1rpg 1.8apg, FGP: 48.4%, 3PT: 35.2%, FT: 70.6% "James can score from anywhere. This ability will help us in close games. He also had the duty to guard the opponents best players like NBA players Kris Dunn or Buddy Hield. He was able to solve these tasks in the videos we watched and we are convinced besides being a sound scorer, he can be a good defender for us", stressed head coach Rene Schilling. In his first season at Creighton he played 30 games averaging 9.3ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 42.6%, 3PT: 37.3%, FT: 77.6%. As a junior he best scoring games were against S.Dakota where he banged home 23 points, and had 22 points apiece against Depaul and Providence. In his senior year his best scoring games were against Providence with 26 points, and 22 points against Xavier and 21 points against Seton Hall. "He finished school in 2016 and didn't have a contract last season. He didn't find a team, because he trusted the wrong agent. This was a tough thing for him. He is really burning to prove himself", stressed manager Thomas Schonhoff. "I am looking forward to having the chance to play for Lok Bernau. I want to have a leadership role on the way to a succesful season and be a role mdoel for the young players", warned James Milliken. He reached teh NIT Elite Eight in 2016.

Source:SSV Lok Bernau







Braydon Hobbs Lives Basketball Cinderella Story Making Jump To FC Bayern Munich - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

If somebody had told Braydon Hobbs (196-G-89, college: Bellarmine) in the winter of 2012 when he was making a name in the NCAA2 at Bellarmine and not in the NCAA that he would be a member of one of the world's biggest sports brands FC Bayern Munich in 2017, he may of not even comprehended what was being said unless he had known something about football and actuall heard of the team, but today his basketball journey and Cinderella story continues with the bavarian team. Hobbs is a 28 year old 196cm point guard from New Albany, Ohio that will be going into his fourth season in Germany and sixth overall as first with FC Bayern Munich. He has been one of those guys that has always had to prove himself via the Leb Gold league in Spain, Australia, Hungry and Pro A in Germany before making the jump to the EasyCredit BBL in 2015 where he joined Giessen. His progress has continued in Germany in the last two years as last season he was an important figure in the success of Ratiopharm Ulm (Germany-BBL) where he played 41 games averaging 7.1ppg, 3.0rpg, Assists-4 (5.4apg), 1.3spg, FGP: 46.3%, 3PT: 41.4%, FT: 87.2%; Eurocup: 14 games: 7.3ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.7apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 39.3%, 3PT: 43.4%, FT: 91.7%. FC Bayern Munich rewarded his stellar play in the BBL with a two year deal. "We had announced that we need help at the point guard position. Getting Braydon Hobbs is a first step. He has made a great development the last years and has got leadership qualities and makes other players better. He has hunger for titles like we do and his qualities and personality will bring the team forward", stressed FC Bayern Munich CEO Marko Pesic. Last season in the BBL he scored in double figures in 14 games including two double doubles. His best scoring games were against Oldenburg with 20 points and 18 points against Ludwigsburg. In Eurocup action he scored in double figures in six games.

Hobbs started his basketball career in 2008 with Bellarmine (NCAA2) where he played until 2012 playing a total of 133 games and as a senior played 33 games averaging 12.2ppg, 3.7rpg, 5.7apg, 1.2bpg, 1.9spg, FGP: 47.5%, 3Pts: 42.4%, FT: 86.8%. He started his professional basketball career in 2012-2013 with Mackay Meteors (Australia-ABA) playing 17 games averaging 13.9ppg, 6.2rpg, 5.1apg, 1.9spg, 2FGP: 52.3%, 3PT: 44.0%, FT: 84.2%. He then joined Caceres Basket (Spain-LEB Gold) playing 35 games averaging 7.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.9apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 41.9%, 3PT: 34.7%, FT: 87.9%. In the summer of 2013 he went down under again for extra competition playing with the Gladstone Port City Power (Australia-QBL) playing 12 games averaging 22.3ppg, 8.1rpg, 6.0apg, 2.4spg, FGP: 43.6%, 3PT: 45.7%, FT: 88.5%. He then joined Alba Fehervar (Hungary-A Division) playing 10 Eurocup: games avergaing 11.9ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.6apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 40.4%, 3PT: 52.3%;. In the Hungarian League he played 32 games avergaing 9.1ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.4apg, Steals-2 (2.3spg), FGP: 52.8%, 3PT: 32.7%, FT: 72.7%. In the 2014-2015 season he came to Germany to play with rent4office Nuernberg (Germany-ProA) playing 38 games avergaing 11.9ppg, 4.1rpg, Assists-4 (5.9apg), Steals-2 (1.9spg), FGP: 55.8%, 3PT: 40.8%, FT: 82.4%. In the summer of 2015 he went to the Mackay Meteors (Australia-QBL) playing 18 games averaging 14.7ppg, 5.8rpg, 4.8apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 51.4%, 3PT: 36.0%, FT: 87.5%. Two seasons ago he made anotehr jump in his career joining the Giessen 46ers (Germany-BBL) playing 33 games averaging 10.5ppg, 5.2rpg, 4.8apg, Steals-3 (1.7spg), FGP: 49.1%, 3PT: 42.2%, FT: 86.8%. "I am happy to be able to play with Bayern for one of the top teams in the league. I have heard many good things about the coach and the very professional club. Our goal will be to reach position one and win the title. I have the feeling and hope that we will have a team like that. I want to be a leader again like last season like a coach", stressed Braydon Hobbs.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been GLVC East Division Regular Season Runner-Up -09 GLVC Tournament Finalist -09, All-GLVC 3rd Team -09, 10, GLVC Freshman of the Year -09, NCAA D2 Sweet 16 -09, GLVC Tournament Winner -10, 11, GLVC East Division Regular Season Champion -11, 12, All-GLVC 1st Team -11, 12, GLVC All-Tournament Team -11, NABC Division II All-Midwest Region 1st Team -11, 12
NCAA D2 Champion -11, Division II Academic All-District 4 Team -12, All-GLVC Player of the Year -12, GLVC All-Defensive Team -12, GLVC Tournament Semifinals -12, NABC Division II All-America Team -12, Daktronics Division II All-America 2nd Team -12, NCAA D2 Final Four -12, Spanish LEB Gold Play-Off Semifinals -13, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Regular Season Runner-Up -15, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Semifinals -15, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A 1st Team -15, Eurobasket.com German 2.Bundesliga Pro A All-Imports Team -15, Eurobasket.com German 2.Bundesliga Pro A All-Defensive Team -15, Australiabasket.com All-Australian QBL Finals MVP -15, Australiabasket.com All-Australian QBL 1st Team -15, Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention -16, Eurobasket.com German Bundesliga All-Defensive Team -16, German BBL -17 (Player of the Week Rd.15)
German Bundesliga Regular Season Champion -17, and German Bundesliga Semifinals -17.

Source:FC Bayern Munich






Veteran Sebastian Schroter Remains With The EN Baskets Schwelm - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

After a season in the Regionalliga with the EN Baskets Schwelm, Sebastian Schroter (207-C-83) returns back to the Pro B for a fifth season as the club gave him a contract extension. Schroter is a 33 year old 207cm center that started his basketball career in 2003 with the Hertener Lowen (Regionalliga) and can look back at a fruitful career as he played 5 Pro A seasons with the ETB Wohnbau Baskets and one second Bundesliga season with Phoenix Hagen in 2006-2007. Last season the German played 22 games averaging 10.6ppg, 4.7rpg, FGP: 53.1%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 81.5%. "He showed last season that he could be a key player for us. If he continues then he can be an important player for his team. His experience of playing many years in the second Bundesliga will help us reach our goals", stressed head coach Falk Moeller. Last season the German scored in double figures in 13 games and had one double double. His best scoring games was a 26 point game against Munster, an 18 point game against Duesseldorf and two 17 point games against BG Hagen and Herford. "Moving down from the Pro B hurt. We had a good season last year and I am happy that I can play in the Pro B again. I want to play one more good season and then say farewell from our great fans", stressed Sebastian Schroter.

Source:EN Baskets Schwelm






The RheinStars Keep German Youngster Benedict van Laack - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro A team RheinStars have kept German youngster Benedict Van Laack (196-F-97). Benedict Van Laack is a 19 year old 196cm forward that will be going into his fourth season with the Pro team and third pro A season. In his first season in the Pro A the German played seven games and last season in addition to playing with the second team in the Regionalliga, he played 12 Pro A games averaging 1.6ppg. "We are happy that we could give him his first pro contract. He worked for this and deserved it", stressed manager Stephan Baeck. His best games last season was an 8 point game in a win against Nurnberg and a 5 point effort in a victory against Hamburg. "I am looking forward to the cooperation and want to develop his talent more", stressed head coach Denis Wucherer.

Source:RheinStars




Chris Lee (ex Bielefeld) is a newcomer at Osos - by Igor Obradovic

Osos de La Salle (LNB) added to their roster 28-year old American forward Chris Lee (201-104kg-89, college: East Central). He played last season at TSVE Dolphins Bielefeld in German NBBL. In 15 Regionalliga games he recorded 14.9ppg, 10.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.4spg.
He has played also professionally in ABA (N.Dallas V.).
Lee attended East Central University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jallow re-signs at B.Muenchen - by Eurobasket News

FC Bayern Muenchen (BBL) confirmed in their roster 20-year old shooting guard Karim Jallow (199-90kg-97). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 7 BBL games he had just 2.7ppg last season. Jallow helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Domestic Player of the Year.
Despite young age Jallow had great career. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga South-East Most Improved Player of the Year in 2015.
He represented Germany at the European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) last year. Jallow's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 7 games: 4.4ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.1apg.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gibraltar National Team 2017 - by Greg

Gibraltar National Team 2017
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Stephen Britto
Britto
Sam Buxton
Buxton
Adam Cassaglia
Cassaglia
Timothy Fava
Fava
Dylan Gomez
Gomez
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Stephen Britto 178-PG-79
Sam Buxton 195-F-89 ULB OH!TELS Spain
Adam Cassaglia 191-G/F-78
Timothy Fava 185-F-97 CS Bayside Gibraltar
Dylan Gomez 194-F-89 ULB OH!TELS Spain
Angel Guerrero 192-F-75
Miguel Ortega 188-PG-91 ULB OH!TELS Spain
Carlos Perez
Aaron Turner GTSC Cayman Islands
Andrew Yeats 184-G-92 ULB OH!TELS Spain
Ian Yeats 178-F-98 GIB U16 NT Gibraltar
Thomas Yome 185-G-96 Loughborough United Kingdom




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Dimitris Karadolamis joins AO Tritonas Sepolion - by Chris Mammides

AO Tritonas Sepolion (B) agreed terms with 30-year old forward Dimitris Karadolamis (204-87) from Koropi. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Greek B League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Karadolamis played at Irakleio OAA.
He won Greek B Division North Group championship title in 2014.
Karadolamis represented Greece at the Mediterranean Games eight years ago.
He has played previously for seven other teams: Aris, PAOK Thessaloniki, Makedonikos, Gymnastikos Olympia Larissas, OF Irakleio, Arkadikos and Gymnastikos Olympia Larissas.

AO Tritonas Sepolion roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikolaos Koutoulas
Giannis Deep
Nikos Vertoudos

Forwards:
Naoum Thimnios
Dimitris Karadolamis
Manolis Kalatzis

Center:
Lazaros Tassopoulos

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McKenzie Moore (ex Canterbury) signs at Lavrio - by Chris Mammides

GS Lavrio (A1) landed 25-year old American guard McKenzie Moore (198-86kg-92, college: UTEP, agency: Two Points). He played in the summer at Canterbury in New Zealand NBL league. In 6 games he averaged impressive 17.8ppg, 7.8rpg, 7.3apg and 1.8spg. The last season Moore played at Promitheas where in 26 A1 games he had 11.0ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.5apg and 1.4spg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements Moore's team won New Zealand NBL Regular Season in 2016. He received also Australiabasket.com All-New Zealand NBL Player of the Year award in 2016.
Moore has played previously professionally also in Belgium (Leuven Bears).
He attended Univ.of Texas at El Paso until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

GS Lavrio roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dimitris Verginis
Zamal Nixon
Doron Lamb
McKenzie Moore

Forward:
D.J. Johnson

Center:
Michalis Perakis

Coach: Christos Serellis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Michail Liapis (ex Kolossos HH) is a newcomer at Politehnica Iasi - by Eurobasket News

CS Politehnica Unirea Iasi (Liga I) added to their roster 22-year old Greek guard Michail Liapis (192-95). He played last season at Kolossos H Hotels in Greek A1 league. But in 17 games he recorded just 0.8ppg.
The previous (15-16) season Liapis played at PAOK Thessaloniki (also in A1) where in 20 games he averaged only 1.2ppg. He helped them to make it to the Greek Cup Semifinals. Liapis also played 12 games in Eurocup where he had only 1.9ppg and 1.2rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the League Semifinals for two years in a row (2014 and 2015).
Liapis represented Greece at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 11.0ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.7apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 51.5%, 3PT: 32.7%, FT: 73.9%.

CS Politehnica Unirea Iasi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michail Liapis
Mike Balogun

Forward:
Sinisa Cvetanovic

Center:
Dejan Bjelic

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Coach Dimitris Priftis (ex Aris) signs at Unics - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) hired 49-year old Greek coach Dimitris Priftis (agency: Octagon Europe). He has coached for the last three years at Aris in Greek A1 league. Priftis helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Co-Coach of the Year award in 2015.
Priftis has been coaching Greek Senior National Team between 2008 and 2017.
He has coached also professionally for other Greek teams like Panathinaikos, AEK Athens and AE Ikaros Kallitheas.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nikos Rogkavopoulos signs at AEK Athens - by Eurobasket News

AEK Athens (A1) landed 16-year old forward Nikos Rogkavopoulos (202-1). He played most recently at the junior team of Doukas in the A2.
Rogkavopoulos was selected to U16 National Team in 2016.
He is a very young and talented player.

AEK Athens roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kelsey Barlow
Michael Dixon
Giannoulis Larentzakis
Edin Atic
Alkiviadis Ioannou

Forwards:
Dusan Sakota
Milan Milosevic
Nikos Rogkavopoulos

Center:
Emmanouil Chatzidakis

Coach: Sotiris Manolopoulos

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Mike James (ex Panathinaikos) signs at Phoenix Suns - by Eurobasket News

Phoenix Suns (NBA) landed 27-year old point guard Mike James (185-86kg-90, college: Lamar). He played most recently at Panathinaikos in Greek A1 league. In 24 games he averaged 12.0ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.9apg last season. James helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Import Player of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team. James also played 25 games in Euroleague where he had 13.1ppg, 2.2rpg and 3.0apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season James played at Baskonia in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 41 games he recorded 10.2ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.8apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. James also played 29 games in Euroleague where he got 10.0ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.7apg. He contributed to his team making it to the Euroleague Final Four. Impressive indeed as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague 3rd Team.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
James is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Croatia (KK Zagreb), Israel (Galil Elion) and Italy (Omegna).
James attended Lamar University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: An explosive playmaker, Mike James is an athletic point-guard with the ability to play both on and off the ball. Mike excelled at Lamar University where he earned First Team All Conference honors as a senior, and was named Southland Conference Tournament MVP while leading the Cardinals to a conference championship and an NCAA tournament appearance. Mike scored at least 25 points in 7 games his senior year, and at least 20 points in 13 games, including a 29 point performance against
Kentucky. As a Junior, Mike scored an NCAA Division I leading 52 points in one game, including 11 three pointers. With deep range, a unique ability to finish at the rim, and the ability to create shots for himself and his teammates, Mike is prepared to thrive at the next level
.

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James Gist in talks with Khimki - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) is considering to land 31-year old American power forward James Gist (206-105kg-86) who played last time at Panathinaikos Athens in Greece. Gist has played there for the last five years. In 20 A1 games he averaged 6.4ppg and 3.7rpg last season. Gist helped them to win the league title and the cup. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com Greek A1 League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Gist also played 15 games in Euroleague where he had 8.5ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.1spg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
In 2008 Gist was drafted by San Antonio Spurs (NBA) in second round (57th overall). He was a member of USA Senior National Team back in 2007.
Gist is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (Angelico Biella), Serbia (Partizan), Spain (Unicaja Malaga), Turkey (Fenerbahce) and Russia (Lokomotiv).
Gist's game is described as: A very athletic inside player, great rebounder and shot-blocker. Thanks to his leaping ability, he can intimidate in the middle, but his good shooting range and running skills allow him to be very effective at the PF position.

BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Egor Vyaltsev
Stefan Markovic
Charles Jenkins
Vyacheslav Zaytsev

Forwards:
Sergey Monya
Andrey Zubkov

Center:
Dmitry Sokolov

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

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Maurienne keeps Noel for another season - by Eurobasket News

Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket (ProB) re-signed 24-year old naturalized Guyanese forward Gide Noel (198-93). He played there last season. In 33 ProB games he recorded 8.2ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.4apg. Noel helped them to make it to the French ProB Leaders Cup Semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Saint Vallier (NM1) where in 34 games he averaged 10.6ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.8apg.
Noel's team made it to the NM1 Play-Offs Semifinals in 2015.
He was a member of French U20 National Team in 2013.
Noel has played previously for two other teams: ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket and Orchesien BC.

Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Karim Atamna
Aurelien Rigaux
Tony Turam-Ullien
Etienne Saclier
Antoine Drencourt

Forwards:
Thomas Yvrande
Romain Dardaine
Gide Noel
Rodrigue Munsi-Kaniki

Center:
Madiop Ndiaye

Coach: Fabien Romeyer

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  HAITI  


Caen inks Marc-Eddy Norelia - by Eurobasket News

Caen Basket Calvados (ProB) agreed terms with 24-year old American (has also Haitian passport) forward Marc-Eddy Norelia (203-99kg-93, agency: Duran International). He just graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University (NCAA). Norelia has played there for the last four years. In 24 games he had 8.9ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.2apg last season. Norelia helped them to win A-Sun Tournament and end the regular season at the top position. Quite impressive season as he was named to A-Sun All-Tournament Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Norelia was voted NABC All-District 3 1st Team in 2016 at his college time.

Caen Basket Calvados roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ludovic Chelle
Etienne Plateau
Thomas Cornely
Sebastien Cape
Ibrahima Sidibe

Forwards:
Gregg Thondique
B.J. Monteiro
Marc-Eddy Norelia
Eddy Djedje

Center:
Moustapha Diarra

Coach: Herve Coudray

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketeurope)

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  HOLLAND  


Zwolle lands Noah Dahlman, ex Peja - by Eurobasket News

Landstede Basketbal Zwolle (Eredivisie) landed 28-year old American forward Noah Dahlman (201-100kg-89, college: Wofford). He played most recently at Peja in Kosovan SuperLeague. Dahlman managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 18 SuperLeague games he averaged 11.7ppg, 8.1rpg (#4 in the league) and 2.7apg. Dahlman helped them to make it to the cup final. He also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 11.2ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.7apg and 1.0spg. And finally Dahlman contributed to 14 games in Balkan League where he recorded 13.9ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Dahlman played at CS Dinamo Bucuresti in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 33 games he got 12.0ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.7apg and 1.1spg.
Among other achievements he won Macedonian League championship title for two years in a row (2012 and 2013).
Dahlman is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bulgaria, Lithuania (Lietkabelis), Slovakia (SKP Banska Bystrica) and FYR Macedonia (MZT Skopje).
Dahlman attended Wofford College until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

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Rotterdam signs Ordane Kanda-Kanyinda, ex Antwerp - by Eurobasket News

Rotterdam Challengers (Eredivisie) signed 21-year old Belgian point guard Ordane Kanda-Kanyinda (186-96). He has played for the last three seasons at Port of Antwerp Giants in Belgian Euromillions League. In 32 games he had just 3.0ppg and 1.1apg last season. Kanda-Kanyinda helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals. He also played 7 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded only 1.7ppg and 1.0apg.
Despite young age Kanda-Kanyinda had impressive career. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Division B 1st Team back in 2012.
He represented Belgium at the European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) last year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 10.9ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 49.2%, 3PT: 11.1%, FT: 81.3%.

Rotterdam Challengers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kasper Averink
Ordane Kanda-Kanyinda

Forwards:
Ties Theeuwkens
Michael Kok
Coen Stolk

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  HUNGARY  


Lawrence Gilbert (ex Atomeromu) signs at BC Nokia - by Eurobasket News

BC Nokia (Korisliiga) landed 31-year old American forward Lawrence Gilbert (200-86, college: La-Monroe, agency: Mansfield and Associates). He played most recently at Atomeromu in Hungarian A Division. In 26 games he averaged 13.1ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.7apg last season. Gilbert also spent pre-season at Al Wakrah (D1) in Qatari league that year.
He played in the final of Colombian DPB in 2013.
Gilbert is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Gilbert has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Romania (CSU Sibiu), Saudi Arabia (Al Nahda and Al Salam), Colombia (Piratas, Barrancabermeja Ciudad Futuro and Sabios) and Dominican Republic (Siglo).
He attended University of Louisiana at Monroe until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Indios de San Francisco adds Gibbs to their roster, ex Kormend - by Eurobasket News

Indios de San Francisco (LNB) added to their roster 25-year old American guard Sterling Gibbs (188-84kg-92, college: Connecticut, agency: Interperformances). He played last season at Egis Kormend in Hungarian A Division. In 27 games he recorded 14.4ppg, 2.1rpg and 3.3apg. Gibbs helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged impressive 15.2ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.6apg.
Last year Gibbs was drafted by Windy City Bulls (D-League) in second round (34th overall).
The former University of Connecticut standoutis in his second season in pro basketball.
Gibbs 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 college team won AAC Tournament in 2016. Gibbs was also voted NABC All-District 5 2nd Team in 2015.
He represented USA at the 3x3 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore seven years ago. Gibbs' team got to the Semifinals.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ICELAND  


Snaefell keeps Covile for another season - by Eurobasket News

Ungmennafelagio Snaefell (D1) re-signed 24-year old American guard Christian Covile (193-88kg-93, college: Adrian). He was a team leader there last season. In 8 Dominos League games he recorded very impressive stats: 24.0ppg, 10.1rpg, 2.3apg and 2.3spg. D1 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Covile graduated from Adrian College in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Breidablik tabs Saemundur Valdimarsson - by Eurobasket News

Breidablik Kopavogur (D1) inked 24-year old small forward Saemundur Valdimarsson (198-93). He has played for the last four years at Stjarnan in the Dominos League, but left the team in Nov.'16. In four games he averaged 4.5ppg and 1.8rpg last season. D1 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Valdimarsson's team was regular season runner-up in Icelandic League.
He has played previously for FSU Selfoss.

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  ISRAEL  


Hapoel Holon adds Pnini to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Unet Holon (Winner League) added to their roster experienced 34-year old international small forward Guy Pnini (200-83). He has played for the last eight seasons at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv in the Winner League. In 37 games he had 8.8ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.0apg last season. Pnini helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. He also played 29 games in Euroleague where he recorded just 2.6ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.2apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Pnini was voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention back in 2008 and 2011.
He also represented Israel at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 10.2ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.2apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 65.2%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 58.3%.
Pnini has played also professionally in Cyprus (Keravnos), Serbia (Crvena Zvezda) and Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem and Bnei Hasharon).
On Pnini: Good athlete and smart player, Great outside shooter.

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Matan Naor joins Elitzur Ironi Netanya - by Nir Luna

Elitzur Ironi Netanya (Artzit) agreed terms with experienced 37-year old ex-international small forward Matan Naor (195-100kg-80). He has played for the last seven seasons at Hapoel Tel-Aviv in the Winner League. In 31 games he had 3.2ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.0apg last season. Artzit will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Naor won Israeli National League championship title in 2012. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Balkan League Honorable Mention back in 2012.
Naor was also a member of Israeli international program for some years. He played for Israeli Senior National Team between 2002 and 2008 and previously for U21 National Team in 2001.
Naor represented Israel at the European Championships in Poland eight years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 2.4ppg, 1.6rpg.
Naor has spent his entire career in Israel playing for four other teams: Hapoel Jerusalem, Ironi Ramat Gan, Maccabi Rehovot and Ironi Nahariya.
Naor is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Elitzur Ironi.
On Naor: Soul player. Very smart, can play also as a point guard. Agressive defender. Good penetrator. Has a good medium rangfe shot.

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Akhisar Bld inks Tyrone Nash, ex Ironi Nahariya - by Eurobasket News

Akhisar Belediye (TBL) agreed terms with 29-year old American power forward Tyrone Nash (203-100kg-88, college: Notre Dame). He played last season at Ironi Nahariya in Israeli Winner League. Nash managed to play in three leagues last year. In 37 Winner League games he had 8.0ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.2apg. He also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 7.3ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg. His team made it to the quarterfinals. And finally Nash contributed to 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 7.0ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.7apg and 1.0spg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Braunschweig in German BBL. In 34 games he got 10.9ppg, 6.1rpg and 2.2apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Nash's team was regular season runner-up in Big East in 2008 and 2011.
He is quite experienced player. Nash has played in four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., France (SPO Rouen), Germany (Walter Tigers) and Dominican Republic (Leones de Santo Domingo).
Nash attended University of Notre Dame until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ITALY  


Borra is back at Treviglio - by Eurobasket News

Blu Basket Gruppo Remer Treviglio (Serie A2) agreed terms with 27-year old center Jacopo Borra (215-100kg-90, agency: Interperformances). It is actually his comeback to Treviglio as he has played here before. Borra played most recently at Andrea Costa Imola in the Serie A2, but left the team in Dec.'16. In 13 games he had 5.4ppg and 3.5rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Borra played at Mec-Energy Roseto (Serie A) where in 33 games he recorded 9.5ppg and 5.6rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Borra was voted Eurobasket.com Italian Nazionale A All-Defensive Team back in 2012.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 1.5ppg, 1.6rpg.
Borra has played previously for four other teams: The Flexx Pistoia, Fortituto Kontatto Bologna, Omegna and Basket Barcellona.
He could be described: A tall player, who has soft hands and runs well the court. Needs to add some offensive and defensive skills, has great upside.

Blu Basket Gruppo Remer Treviglio roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alan Voskuil
Luca Cesana

Forwards:
Bryce Douvier
Andrea Pecchia

Center:
Jacopo Borra

Coach: Adriano Vertemati

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Hickman left EA7 Armani - by Eurobasket News

32-year old Georgian guard Richard Hickman (189-88kg-85, college: NC-Greensboro) left EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. He played there also last season. In 34 Serie A games he recorded 10.6ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg. Hickman helped them to win the Supercup and end the regular season at the top position. He played there also last season. Hickman also played 30 games in Euroleague where he averaged 10.1ppg, 2.6rpg and 3.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Fenerbahce in Turkish BSL. In 10 games he had 5.1ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.5apg. Hickman also played 20 games in Euroleague where he got 4.6ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.3apg. He contributed to his team making it to the final.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Hickman was voted Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague 2nd Team back in 2014.
He also represented Georgia at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 11.8ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.6apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 48.3%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 64.0%.
Hickman is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Finland (Namika Lahti), Germany (Giessen 46ers and BG 74 Goettingen II), Hungary (PVSK Pannon), Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Romania (Otopeni) and Italy (VL Pesaro and Novipiu Casale).
Hickman attended University of North Carolina, Greensboro until 2007 and it is his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A solid guard, who is very strong both physically and mentally. Has good court vision and passing, and can score if needed. Good defender on the perimeter, he's the classic "system PG" who does a lot of good things, almost unnoticed by the fans.

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Enel Brindisi signs coach Sandro Dell Agnello - by Eurobasket News

Enel Basket Brindisi (Serie A) signed experienced 56-year old coach Sandro Dell Agnello (agency: SPORTlab Agency) from JuveCaserta.
Dell Agnello's team was regular season runner-up in Italian A dilettanti Group A in 2011.
He has coached previously three other teams: VL Pesaro, Libertas Liburnia and Unieuro Forli.

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Scandone Avellino keeps Zerini for another season - by Eurobasket News

Scandone Avellino (Serie A) re-signed 29-year old international forward Andrea Zerini (205-110kg-88, agency: Octagon Europe). He played there last season. In 39 Serie A games he recorded 3.3ppg and 2.4rpg. Zerini helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the league semifinals. Zerini also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged just 2.7ppg and 2.1rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Enel Brindisi. In 30 Serie A games he had 5.9ppg and 4.6rpg. Zerini also played 9 games in Eurocup where he got 3.3ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.0apg.
He was selected to Italian SerieA All-Star Game back in 2014.
Zerini has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team in 2006.
Zerini represented Italy at the Mediterranean Games in Mersin (Turkey) four years ago.
He has played previously for three other teams: Firenze Enic, Ruvo and Castelfiorentino.

Scandone Avellino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ariel Filloy
Jason Rich
Bruno Fitipaldo

Forward:
Andrea Zerini

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Atenas welcome back Cantero - by Eurobasket News

Atenas Cordoba (LigaA) landed experienced 35-year old former Argentinian international point guard Juan Pablo Cantero (184-82). It is actually his comeback to Cordoba as he has played here before. Cantero has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport. Cantero played most recently at San Martin Corrientes (LigaA). In 62 games he averaged 8.4ppg, 2.0rpg and 5.1apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Cantero played at Lanus where in 54 LigaA games he had 9.3ppg, 3.3rpg and 3.8apg.
Among other achievements Cantero's team made it to the LigaA Semifinals in 2009 and 2011. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA 6th Man of the Year award back in 2010.
Cantero represented Argentina at the South American Championships in Colombia seven years ago.
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. Cantero has played previously professionally also in Italy (Banco di Srd and Montecatiniterme) and Argentina (Echague, Libertad Sunchales, La Union, Sionista and Quimsa).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Atenas.
Let's have closer look into Cantero's outlook: Has a tremendous offensive talent, but is too much discontinous. He is more a streak shooter who can win a game by himself when he is hot than the typical go-to player with great outside accuracy. Can spend time even at the PG, but has a better instinct is at the 2 position.

Atenas Cordoba roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Juan_Pablo Cantero
Carlos Schattmann

Forwards:
Diego Lo_Grippo
Nicolas Romano

Coach: Nicolas Casalanguida

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ravenna signs Alessandro Esposito - by Eurobasket News

Orasi Ravenna (Serie A2) signed 20-year old forward Alessandro Esposito (201-85kg-97). He played last season at Pallacanestro Alto Sebino Volpino in the Serie B. In 32 games he had 6.2ppg and 4.3rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Esposito played at Rimadesio Desio (also in Serie B) where in 29 games he recorded 5.9ppg and 4.6rpg.
He was named to U18 National Team in 2014.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Pollone re-signs at Angelico Biella - by Eurobasket News

Angelico Biella (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 20-year old guard Luca Pollone (188-97, agency: Players Group). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 34 Serie A2 games he had just 2.9ppg and 1.6rpg last season. Pollone helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Cup final.
He was a member of Italian U20 National Team last year.

Angelico Biella roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Luca Pollone

Forward:
Albano Chiarastella

Centers:
Giorgio Sgobba
Amedeo Tessitori

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Danilo Gallinari Likely To Join Clippers In Sign-And-Trade With Nuggets, Hawks - by Eurobasket News

The Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets and Atlanta Hawks are working on a sign-and-trade involving Danilo Gallinari (6'10''-SF-88) and Paul Millsap (6'8''-F-85, college: Louisiana Tech). Gallinari would join the Clippers on a three-year deal starting at $20 million, while Millsap will join the Nuggets on his previously agreed upon three-year, $90 million deal. The Hawks will receive Jamal Crawford and likely Houston's 2018 first round pick from the Clippers.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



Zita re-signs at San Miniato - by Eurobasket News

Etrusca Basket San Miniato (Serie B) confirmed in their roster 26-year old point guard Andrea Zita (184-91). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 32 Serie B games he had 5.8ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.7apg last season.
Zita won Italian Serie C Group E championship title in 2015.
He has played previously for two other teams: The Flexx Pistoia and Monsummano.

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Civitanova keeps Felicioni for another season - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Rossella Civitanova Marche re-signed 21-year old point guard Matteo Felicioni (186-96). He has played there for the last four seasons.

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Candussi re-signs at Mantova - by Eurobasket News

Stings Mantova (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 23-year old ex-international power forward Francesco Candussi (211-109kg-94). He played there last season. In 35 Serie A2 games he had 8.3ppg and 5.6rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Candussi played at VL Pesaro (Serie A). But in 28 games he recorded just 1.7ppg and 1.8rpg.
He was also a member of Italian international program for some years. Candussi played for Italian Senior National Team two years ago and previously for U18 National Team back in 2010.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) three years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 8.4ppg, 4.8rpg, FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 57.9%.
Candussi has played previously for three other teams: Alma Trieste, Umana Venezia and Monfalcone.
On Candussi: A seven footer with an ideal body to play in the paint. Has great athletic skills, uses both hands and can hit a shoot from mid range. Immense upside at center position.

Stings Mantova roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Matteo Montano
Marco Timperi

Forward:
Valerio Cucci

Center:
Francesco Candussi

Coach: Davide Lamma

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Jesi tabs Andrea Quarisa - by Eurobasket News

Termoforgia Aurora Jesi (Serie A2) inked 25-year old power forward Andrea Quarisa (204-105kg-92, agency: Octagon Europe). He has played for the last two years at Basket Citta' Di San Severo in the Serie B. In 28 games he averaged 5.2ppg and 6.3rpg last season.
Among other achievements Quarisa's team won Italian Serie B Group D Regular Season in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B 2nd Team award in 2016.
Quarisa represented Italy at the European Championships U16 in Italy nine years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 4.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.2spg.
Quarisa has played previously for five other teams: Benetton Treviso, Cento, Latina Basket, Piacenza and Agrigento.
His game is described as: An undersized, but powerful and tough inside player, who is working to become a PF.

Termoforgia Aurora Jesi roster for 2017-2018:

Forwards:
Tommaso Rinaldi
Francesco Ihedioha
Pierpaolo Marini
Matteo Piccoli

Center:
Andrea Quarisa

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Pietro Aradori to join Fiat Torino - by Eurobasket News

Fiat Torino (Serie A) agreed terms with 29-year old international shooting guard Pietro Aradori (194-95kg-88) from Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia. In 30 Serie A games he had very impressive stats: 15.9ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.7apg and 1.1spg last season. Aradori's team made it to the Italian Final Four. He was voted Eurobasket.com Italian SerieA All-Domestic Players Team in 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.
Aradori has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team between 2007 and 2008.
Aradori also represented Italy at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 6.1ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 39.1%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 86.4%.
Aradori has played also professionally in Spain (Movil Estudiantes), Turkey (Galatasaray) and Italy (MIA-RO Cantu, Roma Virtus, Umana Venezia, Mens Sana 1871 Siena and Imola).
On Aradori: A natural born scorer, with great personality, who loves to stay on the court and to have the ball in clutch moments. Seems older than his real age, even if he tends to go out of control, pointing on his immense offensive talent. Needs to improve his defense at senior level, and to become a better decision maker. Wears every game a pair of black, long socks. Great upside.

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Germani Basket Brescia signs Abdel Fall - by Eurobasket News

Germani Basket Brescia (Serie A) signed 26-year old naturalized Senegalese forward Abdel Fall (202-91). He played last season at GSA Amici Pallacanestro Udine in Italian Serie A2. In 10 games he had 8.2ppg and 7.0rpg. Fall also played that season for Fiat Torino (previous name Fiat TO). But in 7 Serie A games he did not score anything.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the LNP Gold Semifinals in 2015. Fall was selected to Italian LNP All-Star Game in 2015.
He has played previously for three other teams: Alma Trieste, Novipiu Casale and Roma S.Azzurra.
Fall could be described: A great athlete, with leaping ability and strength for the battles in the paint. Needs to add a reliable shot and some more fundamentals.

Germani Basket Brescia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Luca Vitali
Michele Vitali
Lee Moore

Forwards:
Brian Sacchetti
Marcus Landry
Abdel Fall

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Imola signs Davide Alviti - by Eurobasket News

Andrea Costa Imola (Serie A2) signed 21-year old forward Davide Alviti (202-88kg-96) from Orsi Derthona Basket Tortona. In 36 Serie A2 games he had 5.1ppg and 3.8rpg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season Alviti played at Mantova (Serie A). But in 15 games he recorded just 1.3ppg.
Alviti was a member of Italian U19 National Team two years ago.
He has played previously for two other teams: Roma Virtus and Eurobasket Roma.

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Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria inks coach Marco Calvani - by Eurobasket News

Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria (Serie A2) signed experienced 54-year old coach Marco Calvani (agency: SPORTlab Agency) from Ambalt Recanati.
The previous (15-16) season Calvani coached at Banco di Srd (Serie A).
He coached in the final of Italian SerieA in 2013.
Calvani has coached previously three other teams: Roma Virtus, Basket Barcellona and Napoli Basket.

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Darussafaka could sign JaJuan Johnson, ex MIA-RO Cantu - by Eurobasket News

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL) is about to agree terms with 28-year old American power forward JaJuan Johnson (208-100kg-89, college: Purdue) who played last time at MIA-Red October Cantu in Italy. In 30 Serie A games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 19.0ppg and averaged 7.2rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg and 1.4bpg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Johnson played at Krasny Oktyabr in Russian league where in 6 Eurocup games he had very remarkable stats: 18.0ppg and 8.2rpg (#4 in the league). Johnson also played 9 games in VTB United League where he recorded high stats: 19.8ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.8bpg.
In 2011 Johnson was drafted by New Jersey Nets (NBA) in first round (27th overall). He attended Purdue University and it may be his seventh season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Johnson won NBA Pro Summer League in Utah championship title in 2015. He was also voted All-Big Ten Player of the Year, USBasket.com All-NCAA D1 1st Team and All-Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year back in 2011 at his college time.
Johnson is quite experienced player. He has played in five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Johnson has played previously professionally in China (Changsha Bank), NBA (Houston Rockets), NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars, Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Canton Charge) and Turkey (Besiktas).
He could be described: (by Tyler Ingle for NBADraft.net in 2011)
A long, tall forward with good scoring instincts ... Is a legit 6'10" in shoes with a long 7'2" wingspan ... Has very impressive leaping ability with unusual explosiveness for a big man. Doesn't appear to have the frame that can support much more weight in the future ... Gets pushed around when trying to defend players in the post ... Offensively he prefers to play in the post, but there are questions about whether this will translate to the next level where just about every power forward will be bigger than he is
.

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Tortona lands Milos Divac - by Eurobasket News

Orsi Derthona Basket Tortona (Serie A2) tabbed 19-year old Montenegrin power forward Milos Divac (201-98). He has played for the last two years at Valentinas Bottegone Pistoia in the Serie B. In 28 games he averaged 8.3ppg and 5.0rpg last season.
Divac represented Montenegro at the European Championships U18 in Volos (Greece) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 1.0ppg, 1.6rpg.
Divac has played also professionally in Montenegro (Buducnost II Podgorica).

Orsi Derthona Basket Tortona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marco Spanghero
Francesco Stefanelli

Forward:
Todor Radonjic

Centers:
Luca Garri
Milos Divac

Coach: Lorenzo Pansa

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  JAPAN  


Hitachi Sunrockers tab coach Geoffrey Katsuhisa - by Eurobasket News

Hitachi SunRockers Tokyo-Shibuya (B League) inked coach Geoffrey Katsuhisa. He coached most recently at Iwate Big Bulls in the B League D2. Katsuhisa has coached previously Chiba Jets.

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  KOSOVO  


Zwolle lands Noah Dahlman, ex Peja - by Eurobasket News

Landstede Basketbal Zwolle (Eredivisie) landed 28-year old American forward Noah Dahlman (201-100kg-89, college: Wofford). He played most recently at Peja in Kosovan SuperLeague. Dahlman managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 18 SuperLeague games he averaged 11.7ppg, 8.1rpg (#4 in the league) and 2.7apg. Dahlman helped them to make it to the cup final. He also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 11.2ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.7apg and 1.0spg. And finally Dahlman contributed to 14 games in Balkan League where he recorded 13.9ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Dahlman played at CS Dinamo Bucuresti in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 33 games he got 12.0ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.7apg and 1.1spg.
Among other achievements he won Macedonian League championship title for two years in a row (2012 and 2013).
Dahlman is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bulgaria, Lithuania (Lietkabelis), Slovakia (SKP Banska Bystrica) and FYR Macedonia (MZT Skopje).
Dahlman attended Wofford College until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

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Kosovan U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Rinor Peci
Peci
Valon Bunjaku
Bunjaku
Muhamedali Janjeva
Janjeva
Mergim Jakupi
Jakupi
Egzon Kuci
Kuci
#e#5
4Arbnor Haliti Westminster W. United Kingdom
5Rinor Peci 187-PG-97 Sigal Prishtina Kosovo
6Valon Bunjaku 191-G-98 Rahoveci Kosovo
7Muhamedali Janjeva 198-F-98 Sigal Prishtina Kosovo
8Burim Zekiqi 200-G/F-97 Trepca Kosovo
9Ilir Hasani 186-PG-97 Kerasan Kosovo
10Mergim Jakupi 202-F/C-97 Kerasan Kosovo
12Dion Haxhosaj 208-C/F-98 ISA USA
14Bardhosh Kelmeni 195-G-98 Malbas Sweden
15Egzon Kuci 196-SF-97 Ylli Kosovo
16Edmond Kryeziu 193-F-98 Bashkimi Kosovo




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  LATVIA  


Liepaja/Triobet welcomes back Leimanis - by Eurobasket News

Liepaja/Triobet (LBL) landed 23-year old shooting guard Toms Leimanis (188-94). It is actually his comeback to Liepaja as he has played here before. Leimanis played most recently at BK Ventspils (LBL). In 29 games he averaged 5.0ppg, 1.1rpg, 1.6apg and 1.0spg last season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Leimanis also played 9 games in Basketball Champions League where he had just 1.3ppg.
The previous (15-16) season Leimanis played at Liepaja/Triobet. In 44 LBL games he recorded 7.8ppg, 2.7rpg and 3.7apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Leimanis also played 16 games in Baltic League where he got 10.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.4apg and 1.3spg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Among other achievements Leimanis received Eurobasket.com All-Latvian LBL D2 Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Latvian LBL D2 Guard of the Year award back in 2014.
He represented Latvia at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. Leimanis' team won Silver and his stats at that event were 8 games: 1.5ppg, 1.1rpg, 1.1apg.
Leimanis has played previously for two other teams: Ventspils Augstskola and LMT Basketbola Akademija.

Liepaja/Triobet roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Toms Leimanis
Girts Lazdans
Valdis Senkans

Forward:
Roman Gruschenko

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  LITHUANIA  


Bourg inks Gilvydas Biruta - by Eurobasket News

JL Bourg Basket (ProA) agreed terms with 26-year old Lithuanian power forward Gilvydas Biruta (203-111kg-91, college: Rhode Island). He played last season at Piacenza in Italian Serie A2. In 5 games he had 7.2ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.0apg. Biruta also played that season for Aiolos Trikallon in Greek A1 where in 21 games he recorded 11.0ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.5apg.
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 Biruta's team was regular season runner-up in Atlantic 10 in 2015. He was also voted Big East All-Rookie Team back in 2011 at his college time.
Biruta represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 in Bilbao (Spain) six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 5.1ppg, 2.7rpg, FGP: 46.9%, FT: 66.7%.
Biruta has played previously professionally in Lithuania (Neptunas) and Greece (Lavrio).
He attended Rhode Island University until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

JL Bourg Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Meredis Houmounou
Garrett Sim
Lance Jeter

Forwards:
Gilvydas Biruta
Maxime Courby

Centers:
Zachery Peacock
Youssou Ndoye

Coach: Savo Vucevic

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Nevezis land Rytis Juknevicius - by Eurobasket News

Nevezis Kedainiai (LKL) tabbed 24-year old shooting guard Rytis Juknevicius (187-93, agency: Players Group). He played most recently at Suduva-Mantinga in the NKL. In 31 games he averaged 9.6ppg, 2.5rpg, 4.6apg and 1.7spg last season. Juknevicius helped them to win the NKL title (twice) (also twice).
The most of previous (2015-16) season he spent at JSA Bordeaux in French NM1 where in 20 games he had 5.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.5apg and 1.2spg. Juknevicius also played that season for Dzukija. In 8 LKL games he recorded 7.6ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.3apg.
He represented France at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 10 games: 4.0ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.4apg.
Juknevicius has played previously for two other teams: Petrochema and Trakai.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nevezis add Matulis to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Nevezis Kedainiai (LKL) added to their roster 31-year old swingman Gintautas Matulis (196-95kg-86). He has played for the last two seasons at Suduva-Mantinga in the NKL. In 47 games he had 14.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.2apg and 1.6spg last season. Matulis helped them to win the NKL title (twice) (also twice). A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian NKL 2nd Team.
He has played previously for two other teams: Juventus and Ezerunas-Karys.

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Saulius Kulvietis leaves Vytautas - by Eurobasket News

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

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  MACAU  


Macau U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

He Erxuan MAC U16 NT Macau
SU Yanwen MAC U16 NT Macau
HE Songhong MAC U16 NT Macau
Chen Shuheng MAC U16 NT Macau
WU Ziheng MAC U16 NT Macau
Suzi Yin MAC U16 NT Macau
HE Zixi MAC U16 NT Macau
Jov Iggs MAC U16 NT Macau
Guan Yongjun MAC U16 NT Macau
Zhao Junyan MAC U16 NT Macau
Chen Junhao MAC U16 NT Macau
Chen Baocheng MAC U16 NT Macau
Zhao Jiaxi MAC U16 NT Macau
Huang Zhaowen MAC U16 NT Macau
Luo Xiaofeng MAC U16 NT Macau
Xie Minjun MAC U16 NT Macau
Cai Zi Yang MAC U16 NT Macau
Liang Hao MAC U16 NT Macau
Tan Jun MAC U16 NT Macau
LI Zhihao MAC U16 NT Macau
LI Jianwei MAC U16 NT Macau




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  MBL  


CourtKings capture West, look for championship repeat - by Eurobasket News

Facing arguably their stiffest challenge of the season, the Cedar Valley CourtKings survived and are now one win away from securing a Midwest Basketball League repeat. Anthony James (6'0''-PG-89, college: N.Iowa) converted a three-point play to kick-start a critical 8-0 run, and the CourtKings kept their perfect season alive with a 107-98 win over the Minnesota Rangers in the West Division finals Sunday at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex. After the two teams traded the lead three times early in the fourth quarter, James helped to permanently turn the tide Cedar Valley's way. With the CourtKings up 89-86, he grabbed a loose ball and made a layup with contact, then dropped in a free throw. James, who scored nine of his 12 points in the fourth quarter, had a critical fourth-quarter three-point play for the second night in a row. He made a similar big shot Saturday with Cedar Valley clinging to a three-point lead against the Minnesota Broncos in the semifinals. Raijon Kelly (6'4''-G-93, college: Angelo St.), who scored a team-high 21 points, capped the rally with a deep 3-pointer. After hitting just one triple the night before, the CourtKings were much more efficient from deep Sunday, hitting seven. The CourtKings are now just one win away from completing a perfect season. They face East Division champion Fort Wayne, which topped Dayton 111-105 in the East final, next Sunday. 'I'm at a loss for words,' Coach Michael Mohlis said after the game. 'The sacrifices the guys put in, (team owner Gary) Rima puts in, my assistants ... It's just an unbelievable feeling for my guys. They put in so much hard work, they sacrifice so much for the team. It's not an I, it's all about winning.' To hear some members of the team tell it, it wasn't always a certainty that would be the case. 'At the beginning of the year, I thought we had some immaturity issues and we were going to have a lot of individuals,' said Andre Hicks, who chipped in 20 points. 'But right away we started playing like a team. We had young guys step up right away. This group figured it out.' James says playing for the perfect season was never a high priority, but now that it's squarely within reach, he sees it as a great way to close what has been a terrific year.'We're undefeated so we're playing for something different,' James said. 'After you get 5-, 6-0 and then 10-0, it kind of sets that pedestal for us. Hopefully we continue that until next weekend.' The title game will be played at 7:30 p.m. next Saturday on the campus of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. The CourtKings topped Fort Wayne 108-101 in their lone regular-season meeting on May 6.
Courtesy of: wcfcourier.com



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  MEXICO  

CIBACOPA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Travis FRANKLIN
  Guasave
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Franklin, Guasave25.5 
 2. Forte, Los Mochis25.4 
 3. Yeager, Guasave25.1 
 4. Rice-Jr, Obregon24.5 
 5. Glover, Obregon21.7 
 6. Crawford, Culiacan21.6 
 7. Samarco, Durango21.3 
 8. Spurlock, Hermosillo21.2 
 9. Ledbetter, Mazat.20.9 
 10. Tucker, Mazatlan20.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cameron FORTE
  Los Mochis
  (201-F-93)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Forte, Los Mochis12.2 
 2. Glover, Obregon10.4 
 3. Ammons, Navolato10.2 
 4. Gibson, Tijuana9.2 
 5. Wilson, Hermosillo9.1 
 6. West, Guaymas8.9 
 7. Puckett, Culiacan8.8 
 8. White, Mazatlan8.7 
 9. Little, Hermosillo8.5 
 10. Rice-Jr, Obregon7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jordon CRAWFORD
  Durango
  (168-PG-)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Crawford, Durango5.9 
 2. Rice-Jr, Obregon5.7 
 3. Ledbetter, Mazat.5.6 
 4. Monreal, Hermosillo5.6 
 5. Mitchell, Navolato5.5 
 6. Murphy, Los Mochis5.4 
 7. Capers, Obregon5.3 
 8. Yeager, Guasave5.1 
 9. Howard, Mazatlan5.0 
 10. Perez, Hermosillo5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jeff LEDBETTER
  Mazat.
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Ledbetter, Mazat.3.1 
 2. Rice-Jr, Obregon2.3 
 3. Early, Los Mochis2.3 
 4. Capers, Obregon2.1 
 5. Murphy, Los Mochis1.8 
 6. Crawford, Durango1.6 
 7. Reyes, Guaymas1.4 
 8. Monreal, Hermosillo1.4 
 9. Morrison, Tijuana1.4 
 10. Casillas, Mazatlan1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Guaymas
  (200-F-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Heyward, Guaymas2.0 
 2. West, Guaymas1.4 
 3. Pittman, Guasave1.2 
 4. Ammons, Navolato1.2 
 5. Keller, Guasave1.1 
 6. Lathan, Tijuana1.0 
 7. Maxwell, Culiacan1.0 
 8. White, Mazatlan0.9 
 9. Smith, Durango0.9 
 10. Puckett, Culiacan0.9 


CIBACOPA Round 2 of Finals. Halcones de Obregon post second straight win - by Eurobasket News

Hermosillo - Obregon 128-132

Obregon outgunned Hermosillo for the second consecutive victory in the championship series. Halcones de Ciudad Obregon forced 29 Rayos de Hermosillo turnovers. Strangely Rayos de Hermosillo outrebounded Halcones de Ciudad Obregon 59-44 including 19 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. 31 personal fouls committed by Rayos de Hermosillo helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American swingman Glen Rice-Jr (198-91, college: Georgia Tech) who had a triple-double by scoring 40 points (!!!), 12 rebounds, 15 assists and 8 steals. The other American import forward Michael Glover (203-87, college: Iona) chipped in a double-double by scoring 24 points and 14 rebounds. American forward Myke Henry (198-92, college: De Paul) produced a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds and the former international point guard Steve Monreal (180-86, college: CS Monterey) added 23 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists respectively for the hosts. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Hermosillo: M.Henry 34+10reb+1ast, S.Monreal 23+7reb+11ast, J.Camacho 19+14reb+3ast, E.Little 18+9reb+2ast, A.Bell 15+5reb+2ast, J.Wilson 15+5reb
Obregon: G.Rice Jr. 40+12reb+15ast, M.Glover 24+14reb+1ast, K.Capers 24+5reb+5ast, L.Atterberry 15+4reb, R.Delgado 12+2reb, J.Hutchingson 11+5reb+1ast
gschID: 548659





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  MONTENEGRO  


Tortona lands Milos Divac - by Eurobasket News

Orsi Derthona Basket Tortona (Serie A2) tabbed 19-year old Montenegrin power forward Milos Divac (201-98). He has played for the last two years at Valentinas Bottegone Pistoia in the Serie B. In 28 games he averaged 8.3ppg and 5.0rpg last season.
Divac represented Montenegro at the European Championships U18 in Volos (Greece) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 1.0ppg, 1.6rpg.
Divac has played also professionally in Montenegro (Buducnost II Podgorica).

Orsi Derthona Basket Tortona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marco Spanghero
Francesco Stefanelli

Forward:
Todor Radonjic

Centers:
Luca Garri
Milos Divac

Coach: Lorenzo Pansa

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Mornar Bar may sign Marcus Williams, ex Cholet - by Eurobasket News

KK Mornar Basket Bar (Erste Liga) is close to sign 32-year old American guard Marcus Williams (191-101kg-85, college: Connecticut) who played last time at Cholet Basket in France. Williams managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 9 ProA games he had 8.3ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.4apg and 1.0spg. He also played that season for Buducnost where in 7 Eurocup games he recorded 12.3ppg, 1.3rpg and 5.1apg. Williams also played 27 games in ABA League where he averaged 10.3ppg, 2.5rpg and 6.1apg.
In 2006 he was drafted by New Jersey Nets (NBA) in first round (22nd overall). Williams attended University of Connecticut and it may be his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Serbian League championship title in 2015. Williams was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention in 2015.
He is quite experienced player. Williams has played in six different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in China (Jiangsu Dragons), Puerto Rico (Manati), Russia (Unics Kazan, Enisey and Lokomotiv), Spain (Unicaja Malaga), NBA (Golden State Warriors, Brooklyn Nets and Memphis Grizzlies) and Serbia (Crvena Zvezda).
Williams could be described: (by David Duane for NBADraft.net in 2006)
He's a threat from the outside now which allows him to penetrate and dish or finish more often ... When big men challenge him in the paint, he uses a crafty floater/tear drop type of shot that he has really perfected ... He is practically unstoppable in the open court because his decision making is so quick and precise ...
Though he makes the right decision on the break, oftentimes he turns the ball over after drive in the lane while trying to feed teammates ... Actually needs to be more selfish at times, especially late in games when teammates are struggling ..
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KK Mornar Basket Bar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nemanja Vranjes
Brandis Raley-Ross
Marko Mugosa

Forward:
Strahinja Micovic

Centers:
Radoje Vujosevic
Vukota Pavic

Coach: Mihailo Pavicevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  NBA  


Justin Holiday Agrees To Two-Year, $9M Deal With Bulls - by Eurobasket News

Justin Holiday (6'6''-SG-89, college: Washington) has agreed upon a two-year, $9 million deal with the Chicago Bulls. Holiday was traded by the Bulls to the New York Knicks in June of 2016 as part of the Derrick Rose trade. Holiday averaged 7.7 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.3 assist in 20.0 minutes per game last season with the Knicks. According to Ian Begley, New York never made a competitive offer to re-sign Holiday.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



Darren Collison agrees to 2-year, $20M deal to rejoin Pacers - by Eurobasket News

Free-agent guard Darren Collison (6'0''-PG-87, college: UCLA) has agreed to a two-year, $20 million deal to rejoin the Indiana Pacers, league sources tell ESPN. The deal includes a partial guarantee in the second year of the contract, league sources said. The Pacers have $13 million left in salary cap space, a figure that could rise to as much as $17 million should Indiana rid itself of $4 million in non-guaranteed contracts. In the aftermath of the Paul George trade to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Collison represents a dependable, stopgap point guard as the organization transitions to a youth movement, centered upon new center Myles Turner, Glenn Robinson Jr., and new Pacers Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. The Pacers are still pondering whether veteran point guard Monta Ellis will be a part of next season's team, league sources said. After three years with the Sacramento Kings, Collison returns to the Pacers, where he was part of playoff success from 2010 to 2012. Collison averaged 13.2 points and 2.2 rebounds for the Kings in 2016-'17.
Courtesy of: espn.com



Kevin Durant Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Warriors - by Eurobasket News

Kevin Durant (6'9''-SF-88, college: Texas) has agreed to a two-year, $53MM contact with the Warriors, Chris Haynes of ESPN.com tweets. The second year will be a player option, Haynes adds in another tweet. Durant's salary for next season will be $25MM, Sam Amick of USA Today tweets. Durant's willingness to take far less than a 20% raise aided the Warriors' efforts to retain their free agents, Marcus Thompson of the San Jose Mercury News reports. Durant, who opted out of his contract with the full intention of re-signing with Golden State, was eligible to receive a maximum starting salary of $34.65MM. Durant, who made $26.54MM last season, decided to take significantly less than the expected 20% raise that would have secured him a $31.8MM salary for next season. That is a major reason why the Warriors successfully negotiated new contracts with free agents Andre Iguodala (6'6''-SF-84, college: Arizona) and Shaun Livingston (6'7''-G-85). Iguodala, who was sought after by numerous clubs, agreed to a three-year, $48MM deal while Livingston agreed to stay put for three years and $24MM. In essence, as Thompson points out, Durant is gifting part of his salary for next season to his teammates. Durant's discount will also help ownership save some money on its luxury tax bill, depending upon how far over the tax line the franchise goes. Durant's first-year salary will save the franchise approximately $20MM, according to ESPN's Bobby Marks, who projects Golden State will now pay $32.4MM instead of $52.4MM in luxury taxes.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



Phoenix Suns released Barbosa - by Eurobasket News

Phoenix Suns (NBA) released experienced 35-year old Brazilian international point guard Leandro Barbosa (190-92kg-82). Barbosa played there last season. In 67 NBA games he had 6.3ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.2apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at the Warriors where in 91 NBA games he recorded 6.2ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.1apg.
In 2003 Barbosa was drafted by San Antonio Spurs in first round (28th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-World Cup Honorable Mention back in 2014.
Barbosa has been also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Brazilian senior team since 2001 and previously for U18 National Team in 2000.
Barbosa represented Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 11.8ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.0apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 52.5%, 3PT: 14.3%, FT: 80.0%.
Barbosa has played previously professionally in other NBA teams (Boston Celtics, Washington Wizards, Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers) and Brazil (Flamengo, Palmeiras, Paschoalotto/Bauru and Pinheiros).
He could be described: Tremendously long arms for a guard; good upside potential.
has a powerful body, great athletic skills, an incredible control of his body, and a very quick first pace; passes the ball very well, dribbles incredibly well, and can easily hit a 3 pointer; like every International player. Probably the quickest guard in the NBA nowadays
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By Eurobasket Data Center

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Danilo Gallinari Likely To Join Clippers In Sign-And-Trade With Nuggets, Hawks - by Eurobasket News

The Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets and Atlanta Hawks are working on a sign-and-trade involving Danilo Gallinari (6'10''-SF-88) and Paul Millsap (6'8''-F-85, college: Louisiana Tech). Gallinari would join the Clippers on a three-year deal starting at $20 million, while Millsap will join the Nuggets on his previously agreed upon three-year, $90 million deal. The Hawks will receive Jamal Crawford and likely Houston's 2018 first round pick from the Clippers.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



Mike James (ex Panathinaikos) signs at Phoenix Suns - by Eurobasket News

Phoenix Suns (NBA) landed 27-year old point guard Mike James (185-86kg-90, college: Lamar). He played most recently at Panathinaikos in Greek A1 league. In 24 games he averaged 12.0ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.9apg last season. James helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Import Player of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team. James also played 25 games in Euroleague where he had 13.1ppg, 2.2rpg and 3.0apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season James played at Baskonia in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 41 games he recorded 10.2ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.8apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. James also played 29 games in Euroleague where he got 10.0ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.7apg. He contributed to his team making it to the Euroleague Final Four. Impressive indeed as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague 3rd Team.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
James is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Croatia (KK Zagreb), Israel (Galil Elion) and Italy (Omegna).
James attended Lamar University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: An explosive playmaker, Mike James is an athletic point-guard with the ability to play both on and off the ball. Mike excelled at Lamar University where he earned First Team All Conference honors as a senior, and was named Southland Conference Tournament MVP while leading the Cardinals to a conference championship and an NCAA tournament appearance. Mike scored at least 25 points in 7 games his senior year, and at least 20 points in 13 games, including a 29 point performance against
Kentucky. As a Junior, Mike scored an NCAA Division I leading 52 points in one game, including 11 three pointers. With deep range, a unique ability to finish at the rim, and the ability to create shots for himself and his teammates, Mike is prepared to thrive at the next level
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By Eurobasket Data Center (via @trendbasket)

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Kyle Lowry returning to the Toronto Raptors; gets a reported 3-year, 100M deal - by Eurobasket News

Point guard Kyle Lowry (6'0''-PG-86, college: Villanova), the fifth-ranked free agent by CBS Sports, has decided to stay with the Toronto Raptors, his decision coming only hours after Serge Ibaka agreed to a new deal with Toronto on Sunday morning. Lowry broke the news on the Players Tribune: When I had to make my free-agency decision, there was a lot going through my head, a lot of roads my mind was traveling down. Family, first and foremost, and what's going to make them happy, and give them the best life. Basketball, of course, and where I'd like to play for these next several years. And then there was also the gut-check aspect - just what I was feeling in my heart. But for me, at the end of the day, this was an easy decision. And all of those roads they all led me back to the same place: home. They all led me back to Toronto. Shams Charania of The Vertical reported that the deal will be worth $100M over three years.
Courtesy of: cbssports.com



Ben McLemore Agrees To Two-Year, $10.7M Deal With Grizzlies - by Eurobasket News

Ben McLemore (6'5''-G-93, college: Kansas) and the Memphis Grizzlies have agreed upon a two-year, $10.7 million deal. The Sacramento Kings declined to tender a qualifying offer to McLemore, making him an unrestricted free agent. McLemore was a lottery pick in 2013.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



Chauncey Billups withdraws name from Cavaliers front-office search - by Eurobasket News

When the Cavaliers let general manager David Griffin go days before the draft, Chauncey Billups quickly emerged as a potential replacement and favorite to become president of basketball operations for Cleveland. Then, free agency began and still Cleveland had not filled the post. Now ESPN is reporting that Billups has withdrawn his name from consideration for the new president/general manager position. No other names have been linked to the position. Billups' name came out of nowhere and he has no front office experience, a fact more glaring when considering Griffin had helped Cleveland win a championship and spent the majority of his career in a front office role. Cleveland now continues working through the summer with no GM, using stop-gaps in the front office with little apparent direction. The Cavs' big move to this point is re-signing Kyle Korver (6'7''-F/G-81, college: Creighton).
Courtesy of: cbssports.com



Paul Millsap agrees to $90M deal with Nuggets - by Eurobasket News

Free agent Paul Millsap (6'8''-F-85, college: Louisiana Tech) has reached agreement on a three-year, $90 million deal with the Denver Nuggets, league sources told The Vertical. Millsap had discussions with the Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns, but Millsap and his agent, DeAngelo Simmons, met with the Nuggets on Sunday and finalized an agreement. In Millsap, the Nuggets are adding a proven star player to pair with young talents in Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and Gary Harris, and could make a legitimate postseason push in the Western Conference. In four seasons with Atlanta, Millsap led the Hawks to a 189-139 record - including 60 wins and an Eastern Conference finals appearance in 2015. Around the league, teams believe Millsap's unselfish style helped the Hawks flourish. Millsap averaged 24.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists in the Hawks' first-round series loss to the Washington Wizards this past season. In 69 regular-season games, he averaged 18.1 points and 7.7 rebounds, and earned his fourth All-Star appearance. As a free agent in 2015, Millsap structured a three-year, $60.2 million deal with a third-year player option to give Millsap the flexibility to reach the market this summer. Millsap, 32, has career averages of 14.2 points and 7.5 rebounds in 11 seasons with Atlanta and Utah. He was the 47th overall selection in the 2006 NBA draft.
Courtesy of: yahoo.com



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  NCAA1  


Syracuse lands four-star Class of 2018 forward Darius Bazley - by Eurobasket News

Syracuse landed a solid commitment in the Class of 2018 on Monday as four-star forward Darius Bazley (6'8''-F) pledged to the Orange, a source confirmed to NBCSports.com. The 6-foot-9 Bazley is a long and athletic forward who should fit in well with the Syracuse 2-3 zone. Regarded as the No. 73 overall prospect in the Rivals national recruiting rankings in the Class of 2018, Bazley is versatile and possesses a lot of intriguing skills for the next level. For his size, Bazley is an athletic wing forward who can also handle the ball and pass and he's shown a good-looking perimeter jumper as well. The knock on Bazley has been his inconsistent motor. If he continues to play like he did late this spring with Meanstreets then Bazley should be a nice fit for what the Orange are looking to do. A former Ohio State commit, Bazley is Syracuse's first commitment in the Class of 2018. Bazley opted to decommit from the Buckeyes this spring, offering some harsh words about the state of the Ohio State program on the way out of the commitment.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



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  NEW ZEALAND  


McKenzie Moore (ex Canterbury) signs at Lavrio - by Chris Mammides

GS Lavrio (A1) landed 25-year old American guard McKenzie Moore (198-86kg-92, college: UTEP, agency: Two Points). He played in the summer at Canterbury in New Zealand NBL league. In 6 games he averaged impressive 17.8ppg, 7.8rpg, 7.3apg and 1.8spg. The last season Moore played at Promitheas where in 26 A1 games he had 11.0ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.5apg and 1.4spg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements Moore's team won New Zealand NBL Regular Season in 2016. He received also Australiabasket.com All-New Zealand NBL Player of the Year award in 2016.
Moore has played previously professionally also in Belgium (Leuven Bears).
He attended Univ.of Texas at El Paso until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

GS Lavrio roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dimitris Verginis
Zamal Nixon
Doron Lamb
McKenzie Moore

Forward:
D.J. Johnson

Center:
Michalis Perakis

Coach: Christos Serellis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PERU  


Chris Lee (ex Bielefeld) is a newcomer at Osos - by Igor Obradovic

Osos de La Salle (LNB) added to their roster 28-year old American forward Chris Lee (201-104kg-89, college: East Central). He played last season at TSVE Dolphins Bielefeld in German NBBL. In 15 Regionalliga games he recorded 14.9ppg, 10.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.4spg.
He has played also professionally in ABA (N.Dallas V.).
Lee attended East Central University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  POLAND  


Polonia Leszno inks Jakub Kobel - by Greg

Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno (1Liga) signed 18-year old point guard Jakub Kobel (190-98). The product of WKK Wroclaw will debut in 1Liga. In 19 games he had 14.5ppg, 3.2rpg, 7.6apg (top 2) and 3.1spg (in top 5) last season i 2Liga. A very impressive year as he was selected to Eurobasket.com Polish 2Liga All-U21 Players Team. He also led his team to Polish U20 Champs Final and was selected to All-Tournament Team averaging 13.0ppg, 2.9rpg, Ast-2 (6.5apg), Steals-1 (4.4spg), 2PT: 56.9%, 3PT: 23.7%, FT: 79.2%.
Kobel represented Poland at the European Championships U18 Division B in Skopje (FYR Macedonia) last year. His stats at that event were 8 games: 3.3ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.8apg, 1.8spg.

Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Stanferd Sanny
Nikodem Sirijatowicz
Jakub Kobel

Forwards:
Adam Kaczmarzyk
Maciej Rostalski
Radoslaw Trubacz

Centers:
Szymon Milczynski
Przemyslaw Wrona

Coach: Lukasz Grudniewski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Polonia Leszno keeps Milczynski for another season - by Greg

Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno (1Liga) re-signed 24-year old center Szymon Milczynski (204-93). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 33 1Liga games he recorded 6.5ppg and 5.1rpg last season.
Milczynski has played previously for five other teams: Poznan PBG Basket, Astoria Bydgoszcz, BM Slam Stal, Wilki Morskie, Opalenica.

Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Stanferd Sanny
Nikodem Sirijatowicz

Forwards:
Adam Kaczmarzyk
Maciej Rostalski
Radoslaw Trubacz

Centers:
Szymon Milczynski
Przemyslaw Wrona

Coach: Lukasz Grudniewski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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AZS Koszalin inks Tra-Deon Hollins - by Eurobasket News

AZS Koszalin (PLK) agreed terms with American guard Tra-Deon Hollins (188-86kg). He just graduated from Omaha (NCAA). In 32 games he had 13.4ppg, 5.2rpg, 6.5apg and 3.3spg last season. Hollins helped them to make it to the final. Quite impressive season as he was voted All-Summit League Defensive Player of the Year, named to All-Summit League 1st Team and named to Summit League All-Tournament Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Hollins won NJCAA D2 Region IX championship title in 2014.

AZS Koszalin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jakub Dloniak
Igor Wadowski
Dusty Hannahs
Tra-Deon Hollins

Forwards:
Piotr Stelmach
Damian Jeszke
Szymon Kiwilsza
Simon Kucharewicz
Brandon Watkins
Artur Pabianek

Coach: Dariusz Szczubial

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Spojnia tabs Dawid Brek - by Eurobasket News

Spojnia Stargard Szczecinski (1Liga) inked 28-year old point guard Dawid Brek (188-89, agency: Promotex). He has played for the last two years at Miasto Szkla Krosno in the PLK. In 31 games he averaged 3.6ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.1apg last season. 1Liga will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Brek helped them to make it to the Polish Cup Semifinals.
Among other achievements he won Polish 1Liga championship title in 2014 and 2016. Brek received also Eurobasket.com All-Polish 1Liga 2nd Team award in 2016.
He has played previously for four other teams: Kotwica, SKK Siedlce, Sokol Lancut and Polfarmex.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stal Ostrow adds Chylinski to their roster - by Eurobasket News

BM Slam Stal Ostrow Wlkp. (PLK) added to their roster 31-year old ex-international swingman Michal Chylinski (196-86, agency: Interperformances). He was about to sign at Anwil (PLK). Chylinski has played there for the last three years. The last season he played also at Anwil (TBL) where in 30 games he had 8.9ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.1apg. Chylinski helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Cup final.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com Polish League All-Domestic Players Team in 2013 and 2015.
Chylinski was also a member of Polish international program for some years. He played for Polish Senior National Team between 2006 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
Chylinski also represented Poland at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 3 games: 0pts.
Chylinski is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in France, Germany (Telekom Baskets), Italy and Spain (Unicaja Malaga, Los Barrios and Clinicas Rincon) and Poland (Astoria Bydgoszcz and PGE Turow).
On Chylinski: Very nice moves and a decent shot. Has a good court vision, good athletic skills, and the size to guard the big perimetral players. Has yet great upside, exopecially if he will definitely specialize as point guard.

BM Slam Stal Ostrow Wlkp. roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michal Chylinski
Tomasz Ochonko

Forwards:
Lukasz Majewski
Mateusz Kostrzewski

Coach: Emil Rajkovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sebastian Szymanski joins Spojnia - by Eurobasket News

Spojnia Stargard Szczecinski (1Liga) agreed terms with 26-year old guard Sebastian Szymanski (183-91, agency: Promotex) from Sokol Lancut. In 34 1Liga games he had 11.8ppg, 1.9rpg and 2.3apg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
Part of previous (2015-16) season Szymanski spent at PGE Turow (TBL). But in four games he recorded just 1.0ppg. Szymanski also played that season for PKK 99 Pabianice (3Liga) where in four games he averaged only 1.0ppg.
Szymanski played in the final of Polish League in 2009.
He represented Poland at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia) six years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 12.2ppg, 1.4rpg, FGP: 51.2%, 3PT: 35.8%, FT: 81.8%.
Szymanski has played previously for two other teams: Sudety and Start.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PUERTO RICO  

Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Devin EBANKS
  San German
  (206-F-89)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Ebanks, San German20.8 
 2. Wilkins, Guayama20.3 
 3. Liz, Ponce20.0 
 4. Rosario, Quebradillas18.8 
 5. Costner, Isabela18.4 
 6. Harris, Ponce18.2 
 7. Warrick, Ponce17.8 
 8. Mitchell, Mayaguez17.3 
 9. Huertas, Arecibo17.1 
 10. Laury, Mayaguez16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Ponce
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Dawson, Ponce9.9 
 2. Akindele, Bayamon9.5 
 3. Laury, Mayaguez9.2 
 4. Famous, Isabela9.1 
 5. Romero, Bayamon9.0 
 6. James, Fajardo8.8 
 7. Clarke, Arecibo8.5 
 8. James, Fajardo8.0 
 9. Collier, Mayaguez8.0 
 10. Lalanne, Arecibo7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Gary BROWNE
  San German
  (185-G-93)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Browne, San German7.5 
 2. Arroyo, Fajardo7.5 
 3. Abreu, Aguada6.4 
 4. Fitch, Quebradillas5.8 
 5. Smith, Quebradillas5.5 
 6. Soto, Bayamon5.4 
 7. Guzman, Isabela5.2 
 8. Duran, Mayaguez4.7 
 9. Garcia, Quebradillas4.5 
 10. Torres, Ponce4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Walter HODGE
  Arecibo
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Hodge, Arecibo2.1 
 2. Wilkins, Guayama1.7 
 3. Liz, Ponce1.7 
 4. Clarke, Arecibo1.5 
 5. Behanan, Arecibo1.4 
 6. Abreu, Aguada1.4 
 7. Browne, San German1.4 
 8. Harris, Ponce1.3 
 9. Smith, Quebradillas1.2 
 10. Collier, Mayaguez1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Fajardo
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. James, Fajardo2.6 
 2. Penn, Guayama2.1 
 3. Diaz, Quebradillas1.9 
 4. Lalanne, Arecibo1.1 
 5. Orozco, Isabela1.1 
 6. Franklin, San G.1.0 
 7. Akindele, Bayamon1.0 
 8. Hernandez, Quebradi.0.9 
 9. Harris, Ponce0.8 
 10. Gaston, Aguada0.8 


Recap of BSN Round 1 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Ponce - Arecibo 70-68

Ponce held off Arecibo in the opener. The hosts trailed by 9 points after three quarters before their 27-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Leones made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Dominican Victor Liz (193-86, agency: Basket Management Solutions) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. American Mike Harris (198-83, college: Rice) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Leones' coach Nelson Colon used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The former international swingman David Huertas (195-87, college: Mississippi) answered with 18 points and the former international guard Guillermo Diaz (188-85, college: Miami, FL) added 13 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Capitanes. Four Capitanes players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Ponce: V.Liz 18+5reb+4ast, A.Daniel Vassallo 17+3reb+3ast, M.Harris 15+10reb+2ast, C.Emory 8+4reb+1ast, E.Dawson 8+8reb+3ast, G.Colon 4+6reb
Arecibo: D.Huertas 18+4reb+2ast, G.Diaz 13+6reb+3ast, C.Clarke 12+8reb+1ast, W.Hodge 11+1reb+4ast, D.Jefferson 9+11reb+1ast, D.Clemente 5+1ast
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Quebradillas - San German 102-97

Quebradillas rallied past San German for the opening win in the series. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Atleticos won third quarter 27-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Piratas made 23-of-24 charity shots (95.8 percent) during the game. American guard Tu Holloway (182-89, college: Xavier) stepped up and scored 21 points and 7 assists for the winners and the former international Michael Rosario (190-90, college: Florida) chipped in 23 points. At the losing side the former international guard Gary Browne (185-93, college: W.Virginia, agency: Inception Sports) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists and American forward Devin Ebanks (206-89, college: W.Virginia) scored 23 points and 9 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Atleticos' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Quebradillas: M.Rosario 23+3reb+1ast, T.Holloway 21+3reb+7ast, J.Mojica 17+2reb+2ast, J.Bryan Diaz 15+11reb+1ast, W.Daniels 13+11reb, A.Carmona 11+6reb
San German: D.Ebanks 23+9reb, J.Keenan 18+7reb+2ast, G.Browne 15+12reb+6ast, A.Franklin 12+6reb+7ast, C.Lopez-Sosa 12+2reb+1ast, I.Sosa Carrion 10+1ast
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Aguada - Mayaguez 89-83

Aguada opened win count against Mayaguez. The hosts were already 12 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 26-20 Indios' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 89-83 at the end of the game. Santeros players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. The former international forward Gilberto Clavell (200-89, college: Sam Houston St., agency: Inception Sports) stepped up and scored 20 points for the winners and naturalized Dominican forward Jonathan Rodriguez (196-87, college: Campbell, agency: DTMones) chipped in 16 points. At the losing side international guard Cliff Duran (191-89, agency: Paris Global Sports) responded with 15 points and 5 assists and guard Rasham Suarez (190-92, college: S.Mississippi) scored 13 points and 5 assists. Four Indios players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Aguada: G.Clavell 20+2reb+1ast, J.Rodriguez 16+4reb+1ast, R.Hettsheimer 10+3reb+1ast, F.Jonathan Han 9+2reb+7ast, C.Gaston 8+6reb, L.Patterson 7+6reb+3ast
Mayaguez: C.Duran 15+3reb+5ast, R.Suarez 13+3reb+5ast, T.Mitchell 13+1reb+2ast, D.Collier 12+7reb+1ast, K.Young 8+3reb+1ast, R.Clemente 7+3reb+1ast
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Fajardo - Bayamon 95-89

Fajardo rolled over Bayamon to take 1-0 lead in the series. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Vaqueros won third quarter 29-25. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Cariduros won last quarter 35-30. Cariduros outrebounded Vaqueros 41-29 including 26 on the defensive glass. Vaqueros were plagued by 32 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Reginald Buckner (206-91, college: Mississippi) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import forward Damion James (201-87, college: Texas) chipped in 21 points and 9 rebounds. Four Cariduros players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Jordan Hamilton (201-90, college: Texas) responded with 25 points and 7 rebounds and the former international guard Christian Dalmau (194-77, college: Daytona St. CC, agency: Paris Global Sports) scored 17 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Fajardo: R.Buckner 26+13reb, D.James 21+9reb+1ast, C.Arroyo 14+4reb+13ast, A.Colon 14+5reb, M.Ali Berdiel 7+3reb+2ast, E.Ayuso 7+3reb+3ast
Bayamon: J.Hamilton 25+7reb+3ast, C.Dalmau 17+3reb+3ast, I.Romero 13+6reb+2ast, A.Galindo 8+1reb+1ast, J.Villegas 8+2reb+1ast, J.Akindele 6+6reb+4ast
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Romanian U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Romanian U18 National Team 2017
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Andrei Arion
Arion
Mihai Maciuca
Maciuca
Stefan Birloveanu
Birloveanu
Dragos Diculescu
Diculescu
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Sabin Cirstoveanu 176-PG-99
Tudor Fometescu 190-SG-99
Edward Petrescu 200-PF-99
Alexandru Irimia ACS 4 Sports Romania
Christian Chitu ACS 4 Sports Romania
Alexandru Coconea 195-SF-99
Andrei Arion 187-PG-00
Mihai Maciuca 193-SF-00
Antonio Nasturescu 186-SG-99
Andrei Neagu Stiinta B. Romania
Stefan Birloveanu 202-F/C-99
Nicolae Ciuca A.Vlaicu Buc. Romania
Botond Solyom 190-SG-99
Victor Muresan St.Andrew's Episc. USA
Lucas Tohatan 182-PG-99 BC Timisoara Romania
Dragos Diculescu 192-G/F-99




Demir IBB tabs Vlad Moldoveanu, ex UBT Cluj Napoca - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket (BSL) inked 29-year old Romanian international power forward Vlad Moldoveanu (206-101kg-88, college: American). He played most recently at UBT Cluj Napoca in Romanian Liga Nationala, but left the team in Jun.'17. Moldoveanu managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 35 Liga Nationala games he averaged impressive 15.5ppg, 5.7rpg and 2.5apg. He also played 8 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 15.0ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.3apg. And finally Moldoveanu contributed to 4 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 11.5ppg, 8.0rpg and 2.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Stelmet in Polish TBL. Similarly like in the last season, the team also played in three different competitions that year, and Moldoveanu had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 39 TBL games he got 8.9ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.6apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the Supercup (also twice). A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Polish League 2nd Team and All-Bosmans Team. Moldoveanu also played 8 games in Euroleague where he got 9.9ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.5apg. And finally he contributed to 10 games in Eurocup where he got 11.0ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.5apg. Moldoveanu contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
He has been also a member of Romanian international program for some years. Moldoveanu has regularly played for Romanian senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2008.
He represented Romania at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 14.8ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.2apg, FGP: 59.5%, 3PT: 32.0%, FT: 77.8%.
Moldoveanu is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Estonia (Kalev/Cramo), France (STB Le Havre), Italy (Benetton Treviso) and Poland (PGE Turow).
Moldoveanu attended American University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: A solid inside player who has a great offensive talent. He has good attitude and improved his performing in every season of college. Has yet interesting upside.

Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vojdan Stojanovski
Erving Walker
Merthan Mutlu

Forwards:
Vlad Moldoveanu
Burak Selen

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Michail Liapis (ex Kolossos HH) is a newcomer at Politehnica Iasi - by Eurobasket News

CS Politehnica Unirea Iasi (Liga I) added to their roster 22-year old Greek guard Michail Liapis (192-95). He played last season at Kolossos H Hotels in Greek A1 league. But in 17 games he recorded just 0.8ppg.
The previous (15-16) season Liapis played at PAOK Thessaloniki (also in A1) where in 20 games he averaged only 1.2ppg. He helped them to make it to the Greek Cup Semifinals. Liapis also played 12 games in Eurocup where he had only 1.9ppg and 1.2rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the League Semifinals for two years in a row (2014 and 2015).
Liapis represented Greece at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 11.0ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.7apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 51.5%, 3PT: 32.7%, FT: 73.9%.

CS Politehnica Unirea Iasi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michail Liapis
Mike Balogun

Forward:
Sinisa Cvetanovic

Center:
Dejan Bjelic

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Jeremy Evans left Khimki - by Eurobasket News

30-year old American forward Jeremy Evans (206-91kg-87, college: W.Kentucky) left BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB). Evans played there also last season. In two Eurocup games he had 8.0ppg and 4.0rpg. He played there also last season. Evans also played 4 games in VTB United League where he recorded 5.5ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.0bpg. He also spent pre-season at the Pacers in NBA that year.
In 2010 Evans was drafted by Utah Jazz (NBA) in second round (55th overall). He attended Western Kentucky University and it is his eighth season in pro basketball. Evans played in the final of VTB United League.
He has played previously professionally in NBA (Dallas Mavericks) and D-League (Utah F.).
On Evans: (by Borko Popic for NBADraft.net in 2010)
An energy player with an extremely long wingspan and high level athleticism … He is a very quick and explosive leaper and he will try to dunk everything in the vicinity of the basket … Runs the floor hard, has long strides and is able to cover a lot of ground very fast ... Is terrific at catching lob passes and finishing strong, shows great timing and has the ability to grab balls that are thrown way out of his area ... He is an aggressive finisher and he looks to convert overtop of defenders and against contact.
Very raw and unpolished ... Not a skilled player and does not have the repertoire or footwork to be able to score with his back to the basket
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BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Egor Vyaltsev
Stefan Markovic
Charles Jenkins
Vyacheslav Zaytsev

Forwards:
Sergey Monya
Tyler Honeycutt
Andrey Zubkov

Center:
Dmitry Sokolov

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

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Coach Dimitris Priftis (ex Aris) signs at Unics - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) hired 49-year old Greek coach Dimitris Priftis (agency: Octagon Europe). He has coached for the last three years at Aris in Greek A1 league. Priftis helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Co-Coach of the Year award in 2015.
Priftis has been coaching Greek Senior National Team between 2008 and 2017.
He has coached also professionally for other Greek teams like Panathinaikos, AEK Athens and AE Ikaros Kallitheas.

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Honeycutt is back at Khimki, ex Anadolu Efes - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) agreed terms with 27-year old American forward Tyler Honeycutt (203-90kg-90, college: UCLA). It is actually his comeback to Khimki as he has played here before. Honeycutt played last season at Anadolu Efes in Turkish BSL league. In 27 games he had 7.7ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.8apg. He helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Turkish League All-Star Game Dunk Contest. Honeycutt also played 35 games in Euroleague where he recorded 9.2ppg, 7.3rpg (#3 in the league), 2.0apg and 1.1spg. Honeycutt contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
In 2011 he was drafted by Sacramento Kings (NBA) in second round (35th overall). Honeycutt attended Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of VTB United League in 2015. Honeycutt was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 2nd Team back in 2014.
He has played also professionally in NBA (Houston Rockets), NBA G League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Reno Bighorns) and Israel (Ironi Nes Ziona).
On Honeycutt: Extremely versatile wing player ... Great size for either the shooting guard or small forward position ... Stands a tall 6'8.25' in shoes and has a respectable 6'9" wingspan ... Excellent athletic ability ... Explosive, quick leaper with excellent body control ... Fast runner that always hustles down the court on both offense and defense. Poor finisher around the rim ... Lacks the strength to stay on balance after much contact ... Inconsistent scoring ability ... Has trouble creating his own shot off the dribble and slashing to the rim.

BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Egor Vyaltsev
Stefan Markovic
Charles Jenkins
Vyacheslav Zaytsev

Forwards:
Sergey Monya
Tyler Honeycutt
Andrey Zubkov

Center:
Dmitry Sokolov

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

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James Gist in talks with Khimki - by Eurobasket News

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) is considering to land 31-year old American power forward James Gist (206-105kg-86) who played last time at Panathinaikos Athens in Greece. Gist has played there for the last five years. In 20 A1 games he averaged 6.4ppg and 3.7rpg last season. Gist helped them to win the league title and the cup. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com Greek A1 League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Gist also played 15 games in Euroleague where he had 8.5ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.1spg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
In 2008 Gist was drafted by San Antonio Spurs (NBA) in second round (57th overall). He was a member of USA Senior National Team back in 2007.
Gist is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (Angelico Biella), Serbia (Partizan), Spain (Unicaja Malaga), Turkey (Fenerbahce) and Russia (Lokomotiv).
Gist's game is described as: A very athletic inside player, great rebounder and shot-blocker. Thanks to his leaping ability, he can intimidate in the middle, but his good shooting range and running skills allow him to be very effective at the PF position.

BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Egor Vyaltsev
Stefan Markovic
Charles Jenkins
Vyacheslav Zaytsev

Forwards:
Sergey Monya
Andrey Zubkov

Center:
Dmitry Sokolov

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

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Langford re-signs at Unics - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) confirmed in their roster experienced 34-year old American ex-international shooting guard Keith Langford (193-91kg-83, college: Kansas). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 28 Euroleague games he recorded very impressive stats: 21.8ppg, 3.4rpg and 3.7apg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Euroleague All-Imports Team and Honorable Mention. Langford also played 25 games in VTB United League where he was fourth best scorer with remarkable 18.6ppg and had 2.7rpg, 3.3apg and 1.0spg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to VTB United League All-Star Game.
In 2005 Langford was drafted by Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA) in fifth round (39th overall).
The former University of Kansas staris in his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Langford played in the final of VTB United League in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Import Player of the Year in 2016.
Langford represented USA at the Panamerican Games in Toronto (Canada) two years ago.
He is quite experienced player. Langford has played also professionally in Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Italy (Armani Milano, Angelico Biella, Vanoli Cremona and Virtus Bologna), USBL (Kansas C.), NBA G League (Austin Spurs) and D-League (Ft.Worth F.).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A smooth, left-handed wing player who should contribute at the shooting guard and small forward slots. Possesses good range on his outside jumper... Also has the ability to take his man off the dribble and go strong to the rim... Can put up big numbers in the scoring column... Shows impressive ability to drive and hit pull-up jumpers from medium range... A solid perimeter defender.

Unics Kazan roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Keith Langford
Anton Ponkrashov
Evgeny Kolesnikov
Joaquin Colom

Coach: Dimitris Priftis

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Khomenko re-signs at CSKA Moscow - by Eurobasket News

CSKA Moscow (VTB) signed a new three-year deal with 18-year old guard Alexandr Khomenko (190-82kg-99, agency: Alti Sport). Khomenko has played for the last two seasons at CSKA Moscow 2nd team in Russian U23 League. He also spent pre-season at CSKA Moscow (also in U23 League) that year.
Khomenko won Russian U23 League championship title in 2016.
He was a member of Russian U16 National Team two years ago.

CSKA Moscow roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Leo Westermann
Cory Higgins
Alexandr Khomenko

Forwards:
Andrey Vorontsevich
Will Clyburn
Andrei Lopatin

Center:
Kyle Hines

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CSKA Moscow re-sign Maksim Kondakov - by Eurobasket News

CSKA Moscow (VTB) have penned a two-year deal with 22-year old point guard Maksim Kondakov (186-82kg-95, agency: Alti Sport). He played most recently at CSKA Moscow 2nd team in the U23 League.
The previous (15-16) season Kondakov played at Lokomotiv Kuban 2nd team (Superleague 3) where in 39 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.8apg and 2.3spg. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Russian U23 League Guard of the Year and voted to 1st Team.
His team made it to the U23 League Semifinals in 2013.
Kondakov represented Russia at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.1ppg, 1.4rpg, FGP: 42.1%, 3PT: 38.9%.

CSKA Moscow roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Leo Westermann
Cory Higgins
Maksim Kondakov
Alexandr Khomenko

Forwards:
Andrey Vorontsevich
Will Clyburn
Andrei Lopatin

Center:
Kyle Hines

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Unics keep Colom for another season - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) re-signed 29-year old Spaniard international point guard Joaquin Colom (188-88kg-88, college: Forca Lleida, agency: Interperformances). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 25 Euroleague games he averaged 11.3ppg, 3.9rpg and 5.7apg last season. Colom also played 26 games in VTB United League where he had 14.3ppg, 3.8rpg and 7.9apg (leader !!!). Colom received also Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Honorable Mention award in 2016 and 2017.
He played in the final of VTB United League in 2016.
He has been also a member of Spanish international program for some years. Colom has regularly played for Spanish senior team since 2015 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2007.
He represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. Colom's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 8 games: 12.9ppg, 1.8rpg, Assists-1 (6.1apg), 1.1spg, FGP: 49.1%, 3PT: 18.9%, FT: 68.3%.
Colom has played also professionally for other Spanish teams like Movil Estudiantes, RETAbet Bilbao Basket, L'Hospitalet, Baloncesto Fuenlabrada and Zaragoza.

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Glazunov comes back to Ural Ekaterinburg - by Eurobasket News

Ural Ekaterinburg (Superleague 1) inked 31-year old point guard Anton Glazunov (182-77kg-86). It is actually his comeback to Ural Ekaterinburg as he has played here before. Glazunov has played for the last two years at TEMP-SUMZ-UGMK Revda in the Superleague 1. In 27 games he recorded 12.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 6.9apg (top 2) and 2.6spg (leader !!!) last season. Glazunov helped them to make it to the Russian Cup Semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 1 Defensive Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team.
He played in the final of Russian Superleague 1 in 2016.
Glazunov has played previously for seven other teams: Avtodor, Dynamo Moscow, Krasnie Krilya, Magnitka-University Magnitogorsk, Samara 2nd team, Dynamo Moscow 2nd team and Magnitka-University Magnitogorsk.

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Court Jets 2017 KFC National League Champions - by Eurobasket News

The curtains closed Saturday on the 2017 KFC National Basketball League with a finals matchup between rivals Courts Jets and VBCC Warlords. The third place matchup between losing semi-finalists Canaries and Morne Gladiators did not take place as Canaries did not field enough players by the opening tip, giving the Morne the win by default. After defeating the Morne last Wednesday in a semi-final game decided in the final minute, VBCC earned yet another spot in the final against the defending champions. The storied VBCC-Jets rivalry has seen the Jets getting the better of the La Clery club in each of their finals encounters. Saturday's final matchup saw Courts Jets win their 5th consecutive National League championship with a convincing 87-64 victory over VBCC. The onslaught was led by co-finals Most Valuable Player Andre Louison with 25 points, 11 rebounds, 4 steals. Keegan Preville was awarded co-MVP for his sterling performance on both the offensive and defensive ends from the quarterfinals through to the final. The 2017 KFC NBL regular season MVP Marcian Calderon led the way for VBCC with 23 points, 14 rebounds.
Courtesy of: htsstlucia.org



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Olson departs basketballscotland - by Eurobasket News

basketballscotland announce today that Men's National Performance Coach, Erik Olson , has taken the decision to depart the organisation to pursue a new coaching role in Denmark. Olson, who has worked hard since his appointment last year to develop Scottish talent at all levels of the performance pathway, will depart his role with immediate effect. basketballscotland would like to wish him well with his future career and thank him for his contribution to performance basketball in Scotland. basketballscotland's Head of Performance, Barry Lang, commented: "Erik recently led our Senior Men's Team to two successful wins over Ireland and Wales in our summer Celtic Clash. Erik also worked with our Youth National Team players and coaches this season, whilst being Assistant Coach at Glasgow Rocks. We wish him well in his future endeavours and thank him for his contributions to basketball in Scotland."
Courtesy of: basketballscotland.co.uk



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Germani Basket Brescia signs Abdel Fall - by Eurobasket News

Germani Basket Brescia (Serie A) signed 26-year old naturalized Senegalese forward Abdel Fall (202-91). He played last season at GSA Amici Pallacanestro Udine in Italian Serie A2. In 10 games he had 8.2ppg and 7.0rpg. Fall also played that season for Fiat Torino (previous name Fiat TO). But in 7 Serie A games he did not score anything.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the LNP Gold Semifinals in 2015. Fall was selected to Italian LNP All-Star Game in 2015.
He has played previously for three other teams: Alma Trieste, Novipiu Casale and Roma S.Azzurra.
Fall could be described: A great athlete, with leaping ability and strength for the battles in the paint. Needs to add a reliable shot and some more fundamentals.

Germani Basket Brescia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Luca Vitali
Michele Vitali
Lee Moore

Forwards:
Brian Sacchetti
Marcus Landry
Abdel Fall

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Serbian U20 team on Internatinal tournament Turgut Atakol in Istambul - by Zoran Popovic

Serbian U20 team will play 5 games on International tournament Turgut Atakol in Istanbul. Except Serbian team on tournament would be U20 National teams of Montenegro, Russia, Latvia and Lithuania. Coach Vladimir Djokic select 12 players for tournament: Stefan Djordjevic, Borisa Simanic, Vanja Marinkovic, Slobodan Jovanovic, Nikola Tanaskovic, Milos Glisic, Stefan Kenic, Novak Music, Nemanja Kapetanovic, Stefan Peno, Luka Vasic, Aleksa Stepanovic and Nikola Rakocevic.


Serbian U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Serbian U16 National Team 2017
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Stevan Karapandzic
Karapandzic
Dusan Tanaskovic
Tanaskovic
Lazar Vasic
Vasic
Lazar Zivanovic
Zivanovic
Djordje Pazin
Pazin
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Stevan Karapandzic 184-PG-01 Partizan U19 Serbia
Dusan Tanaskovic 205-C-01 Partizan U19 Serbia
Lazar Vasic 187-G-01 Crvena Zv. U19 Serbia
Lazar Zivanovic 199-F/G-01 Crvena Zv. U19 Serbia
Vladan Music 194-F/G Mega Bemax U19 Serbia
Aleksandar Langovic 205-F/C Mega Bemax U19 Serbia
Novak Miskovic Mega Bemax Serbia
Marko Andric Srem Serbia
Aleksa Markovic Mladost ZE Serbia
Marko Pavicevic 196-F-01 Moncalieri Italy
Nemanja Popovic Vizura Serbia
Bosko Bumbic Mladost CA U19 Serbia
Jovan Kojic Spartak Serbia
Matija Svetozarevic Nibak U19 Serbia
Stefan Agoc Vojvodina NS Serbia
Djordje Pazin 197-G-01 Roma S.Azzurra Italy




Jokic won't join Serbia in the Eurobasket - by Eurobasket News

Nikola Jokic (209-C-95, agency: BeoBasket) met with Serbian national team head coach Sasa Djordjevic and announced him that he won't participate in the EuroBasket. As Sporski Jurnal reported, the Denver Nuggets center told Djordjevic that he'll be unable to respond to the invitation for the European Championship tournament (August 31 to September 17) where Team Serbia is one of main title contenders. This decision mainly has to do with the Jokic's preference to dedicate his offseason to individual workouts in order to physically improve ahead of the new season. It has to be mentioned that Nuggets executives like Tim Connelly and Arturas Karnisovas have said that they didn't have any influence on the player's decision and it's 100% Jokic's choice to decline the call for the national team. Jokic, 22, was one of the key characters of Serbia in the silver medal achievement of the 2016 Olympic Games, averaging 9.1 points, 6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. He also scored 25 in a near-upset vs Team USA. While he came off the bench in Rio, Jokic could've easily been a starter in the EuroBasket taking into consideration not only the brilliant season he had (16.7 points, 9.8 rebounds, 4.9 assists per game), but also Miroslav Raduljica's deteriorating physical condition which led to an abrupt season (and contract) ending with Olimpia Milano.
Courtesy of: eurohoops.net



Galatasaray eye Stefan Bircevic - by Eurobasket News

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (BSL) is targeting 28-year old Serbian international power forward Stefan Bircevic (210-89) who played last time at BC Partizan NiS Beograd in Serbia. Bircevic managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 16 KLS games he averaged 14.1ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.3apg. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League 2nd Team. Bircevic also played 28 games in ABA League where he had 11.9ppg and 6.1rpg. And finally he contributed to 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 12.1ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season Bircevic played at Movil Estudiantes in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 34 games he got 5.8ppg and 2.8rpg.
Bircevic has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2009.
Bircevic 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: 2.2ppg.
Bircevic has played previously professionally also in Italy.

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Alexandre Gavrilovic is a newcomer at Nantes - by Eurobasket News

Hermine Nantes Atlantique (ProB) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old naturalized Serbian power forward Alexandre Gavrilovic (208-112kg-91, college: Towson, agency: Duran International). He was about to sign at Chorale de Roanne Basket in the ProB. Gavrilovic has played there for the last three years. The last season he played also at Chorale de Roanne where in 35 ProB games he recorded 7.7ppg and 4.0rpg. Gavrilovic helped them to win the cup.
He represented France at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. Gavrilovic's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 9 games: 1.3ppg, 1.7rpg.
Gavrilovic has played also professionally for other French teams like France for Strasbourg IG : IMG Academy.
He attended Towson University until 2015 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

Hermine Nantes Atlantique roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Mathis Guillou

Forward:
Alexandre Gavrilovic

Centers:
Guy-Marc Michel
Yannick Quiros

Coach: Franck Collineau

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Nuwaidrat welcomes back Ilic - by Eurobasket News

Nuwaidrat (Premier League) tabbed 33-year old Serbian ex-international center Mile Ilic (215-104kg-84). It is actually his comeback to Nuwaidrat as he has played here before. Ilic has a double citizenship as he also holds Bosnia and Herzegovina passport. Ilic played most recently at Tadamon in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. In 9 games he averaged impressive 19.0ppg, 13.2rpg, 2.8apg and 1.0bpg last season. Ilic also played that season for Nuwaidrat where in 9 Premier League games he had very remarkable stats: 19.0ppg, 13.1rpg and 2.8apg. He helped them to make it to the cup final.
In 2005 Ilic was drafted by New Jersey Nets (NBA) in second round (43rd overall).
He played in the final of Serbian League in 2012. Ilic was a member of Serbian Senior National Team back in 2012.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Ilic experienced life in nine different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Ilic has played previously professionally in France (Monaco), Georgia (MIA), Iran (Mahram), Italy, Lithuania (Lietkabelis), Russia (Lokomotiv), Spain (Sevilla and RETAbet Bilbao Basket), NBA (Brooklyn Nets) and Serbia (Metalac, Vojvodina and Crvena Zvezda).

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Dragan Milosavljevic (ex ALBA) is a newcomer at Unicaja - by Eurobasket News

Unicaja Malaga (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old Serbian international swingman Dragan Milosavljevic (198-91kg-89, agency: BeoBasket). He has played for the last two seasons at ALBA Berlin in German BBL league. In 31 games he recorded 12.6ppg, 3.2rpg and 3.9apg last season. Milosavljevic helped them to make it to the German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team. Milosavljevic also played 14 games in Eurocup where he averaged 12.9ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.6apg and 1.0spg.
Milosavljevic's team won German Bundesliga Cup in 2016.
He has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. Milosavljevic has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2009.
He represented Serbia at the European Championships two years ago. Milosavljevic's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 7 games: 1.7ppg.
Milosavljevic has played also professionally for other Serbian teams like Partizan, KK Napredak Rubin Krusevac and Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac.

Unicaja Malaga roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dragan Milosavljevic
Nemanja Nedovic

Forwards:
Carlos Suarez
Jeffrey Brooks

Center:
Daniel Diez

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Levice signs Kentwan Smith - by Eurobasket News

BK Levicki Patrioti (SBL) signed 26-year old Bahamas international forward Kentwan Smith (203-93kg-91, college: Stetson). He played last season at BC Nokia in Finnish Korisliiga, but left the team in Jan.'17. In 22 games he had 8.0ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.1apg.
The previous (2016) summer Smith played at Fuerza Guinda Nogales in Mexican CIBACOPA where in 12 games he recorded 9.9ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.6apg in 2016 season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of A-Sun Tournament in 2014. Smith was also voted All-A-Sun 2nd Team in 2015 at his college time.
Smith represented Bahamas at the CBC Championships in Tortola (British Virgin Islands) two years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 6 games: 8.3ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.5spg, FGP-2 (68.4%), 3PT: 35.0%, FT: 33.3%.
Smith has played also professionally in Romania (BC Timisoara).
He attended Stetson University until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

BK Levicki Patrioti roster for 2017-2018:

Teo Petani
Miha Vasl
Zarko Djuric
Boris Bojanovsky
Simon Krajcovic
Kentwan Smith
Martin Bachan
Martin Danielic
Patrik Adamik

Coach: Teo Hojc

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Jaka Blazic and Baskonia go separate ways - by Eurobasket News

27-year old Slovenian international guard Jaka Blazic (196-90) left Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa). In 35 games he averaged 5.8ppg and 2.3rpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. He also played 33 games in Euroleague where he had 4.7ppg and 2.1rpg. Blazic contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Among other achievements Blazic received Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
He has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. Blazic has regularly played for Slovenian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team in 2009.
He represented Slovenia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 8.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.4apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 41.7%, FT: 64.3%.
Blazic has played previously professionally in Serbia (Crvena Zvezda) and Slovenia (Un.Olimpija, Triglav and Slovan).

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Jordan Morgan reinforced Union Olimpija - by Rado Markovic Hribernik

Union Olimpija Ljubljana reached a one-year deal with American center Jordan Morgan (203-F-91, college: Michigan), who used to play in Greece last season.

Union Olimpija Ljubljana has made an agreement for the upcoming season with American center Jordan Morgan. 25-year old powerful player played in Greece for GS Kymis during the 2016/17 season. Morgan, who used to play in the NCAA for the Michigan University, averaged 11.6 points and 9 rebounds per game in the Greek national championship. He used to play for Acea Virtus Roma, Hermine Nantes Atlantique and Paris-Levallois before GS Kymis in Europe.

The player is also active outside the court, as he established and runs the non-profit organization Jordan Morgan, which has a goal of improving the social and educational situation of youngsters in his hometown of Detroit and state of Michigan.

'I have spent 3 seasons in Europe and an offer from Union Olimpija Ljubljana is something that I have grabbed with my both hands, as it is a renowned club with a rich history of playing in European competitions. I am aware of the challenge in several competitions and the importance of winning the domestic titles, which have been presented to me in the club as the main goals,' the player did not try to hide his excitement when reaching the deal.

Gasper Okorn , Union Olimpija Ljubljana head coach added: 'It is so far the biggest reinforcement of our side this summer. It is the player that will be the key of our game under both rims. With his strength, agility and knowledge I believe that he will be able to accomplish the mission, placed ahead of him.'




Rogaska adds Zan Kosic (ex-Hopsi) - by Zeljko Zule

Slovenian runner-up Rogaska started building a roster for the upcoming season by signing Zan Kosic (185-G-93) on a two-year contract.
Kosic arrives from Hopsi Polzela, where he spent last two seasons. In the latest one, Kosic averaged 8.9 points, 2.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.1 blocks over 29 minutes in 32 Slovenian League games.
Kosic has already played for Zlatorog junior team, Maribor and Radenska Creativ.



Szekszard extends Maja Erkic, inks Teja Oblak (ex-Good Angels Kosice) - by Zeljko Zule

Hungarian runner-up Atomeromu KSC Szekszard extended the contarct wih Slovenian national team captain Maja Erkic (183-G/F-85) and also inked her national team teammate Teja Oblak (172-PG-90) on a one year-contract..
Erkic joined Szeksard last summer and averaged 14.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.3 blocks over 32 minutes in 27 Hungarian A Division games. She spent last month representing the Slovenian national team at EuroBasket 2017, where she posted 11.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.3 blocks in three games.
Oblak arrives from Slovakian champion Good Angels Kosice, where she spent last three seasons. In the latest one, Oblak averaged 15,8 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.3 blocks in 12 Eurocup games, 11.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.9 steals and 0.3 blocks in 11 EEWBL games and 12.9 points, 3.0 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 2.1 steals in 28 SlovakianExtraliga games. Oblak spent last month representing the Slovenian national team at EuroBasket 2017, where she posted 13.0 points, 6.3 rebound, 4.0 assists and 0.3 steals in three games.



Union Olimpija lands Jordan Morgan (ex-Kymis) - by Zeljko Zule

Union Olimpija continued bulding a roster by singing American Jordan Morgan (203-F-91, college: Michigan) on a one-year deal. Morgan arrives from Greek side Kymis, for whom he averaged 11.6 points, 9.0 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.5 blocks over 22 minutes in 11 Greek A1 League games before in January left the club.
Morgan played college basketball at Michigan from 2010 to 2014. In his last NCAA's last season, Morgan averaged 6.4 points and 5.0 rebounds in 37 NCAA games.
It will be his fourth season in pro basketball. Morgan started his pro career in 2014 in Italy with Virtus Roma. He has already played for Hermine Nantes and Paris-Levallois in France during the 2015-16 season before in March joining Canton Charge in D-League.



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Coach Xavi Sastre re-signs at Palma - by Eurobasket News

Palma Air Europa de Palma de Mallorca (LEB Gold) confirmed experienced 56-year old coach Xavi Sartre. Sastre also coached for Basquet_Mallorca that season.
His team was regular season runner-up in Spanish LEB Silver in 2011.
Sastre has coached previously Muro Basquet.

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Marko Popovic left Fuenlabrada - by Eurobasket News

experienced 35-year old Croatian international point guard Marko Popovic (185-82kg-82, college: S.Idaho JC, agency: Alti Sport) left Montakit Fuenlabrada (Liga Endesa). Popovic played there also last season. In 24 games he had 13.0ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.1apg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Honorable Mention. He played there also last season. Popovic also played 9 games in Eurocup where he recorded 12.2ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.7apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Popovic played in the final of VTB United League in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Bosman Player of the Year back in 2012.
Popovic has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2003 and previously for U20 National Team in 2002.
Popovic represented Croatia at the European Championships in Lithuania six years ago.
He is quite experienced player. Popovic has played also professionally in Russia (Unics Kazan and Khimki), Turkey, Lithuania (Zalgiris) and Croatia (Cibona and KK_Zadar).
He attended College of Southern Idaho until 2001 and it is his 17th (!!!) season as a professional player.

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Salt inks Keith Wilson - by Eurobasket News

Multiopticas Salt (EBA) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old American guard Keith Wilson (191-83, college: CS Monterey) from UB Sant Adria. In 13 EBA games in Spain he had 5.2ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.0spg last season. Wilson also played that season for Castellbisbal where in 6 EBA games he recorded just 2.5ppg and 1.8rpg.
He played at the CCAA Tournament Finalist in 2009.
Wilson another Spanish team Sant Nicolau.
He attended Cal.St.-Monterey Bay until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

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Rafael Freire Luz leaves Baskonia - by Eurobasket News

25-year old Brazilian international point guard Rafael Freire Luz (188-94kg-92) left Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa). Freire Luz played there also last season. In 27 Liga Endesa games he recorded just 2.9ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.4apg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Freire Luz played there also last season. He also played 32 games in Euroleague where he averaged only 2.2ppg and 1.5apg. Freire Luz contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Flamengo in Brazilian NBB. In 41 games he had 7.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.1apg (top 4) and 1.3spg (in top 5). Freire Luz contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) (also twice).
He has been also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. Freire Luz has regularly played for Brazilian senior team since 2011 and previously for U17 National Team back in 2007.
He also represented Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year.
Thanks to Freire Luz's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Freire Luz has played previously for six other Spain teams: Unicaja Malaga, CB Granada, Blusens Monbus, Meridiano Alicante, Unicaja B Malaga and Clinicas Rincon.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A guard with very explosive athletic skills. Needs to improve his outside shooting and game reading, but has great upside. Can easily run on the rim against much taller opponents. Tough to defend. Sometimes the only thing you could do to stop him is to foul.

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Villarrobledo lands Vadal Faniel - by Eurobasket News

Agricola Villarrobledo CBV (EBA) landed 25-year old American forward Vadal Faniel (201-95kg-92, college: Texas A&M International) from CB Cazorla Jaen Paraiso Interior. In 22 EBA games in Spain he averaged impressive 16.4ppg and 7.7rpg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA 3rd Team.
Faniel's college team won Heartland Conference Tournament in 2014.
He graduated from Texas A&M International in 2015 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

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Jaka Blazic and Baskonia go separate ways - by Eurobasket News

27-year old Slovenian international guard Jaka Blazic (196-90) left Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa). In 35 games he averaged 5.8ppg and 2.3rpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. He also played 33 games in Euroleague where he had 4.7ppg and 2.1rpg. Blazic contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Among other achievements Blazic received Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
He has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. Blazic has regularly played for Slovenian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team in 2009.
He represented Slovenia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 8.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.4apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 41.7%, FT: 64.3%.
Blazic has played previously professionally in Serbia (Crvena Zvezda) and Slovenia (Un.Olimpija, Triglav and Slovan).

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Dragan Milosavljevic (ex ALBA) is a newcomer at Unicaja - by Eurobasket News

Unicaja Malaga (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old Serbian international swingman Dragan Milosavljevic (198-91kg-89, agency: BeoBasket). He has played for the last two seasons at ALBA Berlin in German BBL league. In 31 games he recorded 12.6ppg, 3.2rpg and 3.9apg last season. Milosavljevic helped them to make it to the German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team. Milosavljevic also played 14 games in Eurocup where he averaged 12.9ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.6apg and 1.0spg.
Milosavljevic's team won German Bundesliga Cup in 2016.
He has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. Milosavljevic has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2009.
He represented Serbia at the European Championships two years ago. Milosavljevic's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 7 games: 1.7ppg.
Milosavljevic has played also professionally for other Serbian teams like Partizan, KK Napredak Rubin Krusevac and Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac.

Unicaja Malaga roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dragan Milosavljevic
Nemanja Nedovic

Forwards:
Carlos Suarez
Jeffrey Brooks

Center:
Daniel Diez

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UCAM Murcia keeps Rojas for another season - by Eurobasket News

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB (Liga Endesa) re-signed 28-year old American (has also Dominican passport) swingman Sadiel Rojas (197-86kg-89, college: Okla.Wesleyan). He played there last season. In 32 Liga Endesa games he averaged 5.5ppg and 5.4rpg. Rojas also played 14 games in Eurocup where he had 5.5ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.1spg.
The previous (2016) summer he was tested by Leones in Dominican Rep. LNB. In two games he recorded 5.5ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.0spg in 2016 season.
In 2011 Rojas was drafted by Maine Red Claws (D-League) in fourth round (14th overall).
The former Oklahoma Wesleyan University (NAIA) standoutis in his seventh season in pro basketball.
Rojas has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements he won D-League championship title in 2014. Rojas received also Latinbasket.com Dominican Rep. LNB All-Domestic Players Team award back in 2014.
He represented Dominican Republic at the Centrobasket in Panama City (Panama) last year. Rojas' team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: 6.5ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.0apg, Steals-5 (1.7spg), FGP: 63.6%, 3PT: 16.7%, FT: 88.9%.
Rojas has played also professionally in NBA G League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: Sadiel is a tenacious competitor who's will to win is second to none. Sadiel is a rare player that can rebound like a power forward, yet possesses legitimate guard skills from the perimeter. When you get Sadiel Rojas, you get more than an amazing basketball player. You get a winner with high character.

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sadiel Rojas
Clevin Hannah

Forward:
Ovie Soko

Center:
Marcos Delia

Coach: Ibon Navarro

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Real Madrid welcomes back Yusta - by Eurobasket News

Real Madrid (Liga Endesa) inked 20-year old swingman Santiago Yusta (200-97). It is actually his comeback to Madrid as he has played here before. Yusta has played for the last two years at Obradoiro in the Liga Endesa. In 32 games he averaged 5.0ppg and 2.0rpg last season.
Despite young age Yusta had impressive career. Yusta played in the final of Spanish U16 Championships in 2013. He received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 3rd Team award in 2016.
He represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) last year. Yusta's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 7 games: 10.7ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.4apg, 2.1spg, FGP: 45.5%, 3PT: 41.7%, FT: 66.7%.
Yusta has played previously for Real Madrid II.

Real Madrid roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Fabien Causeur

Forwards:
Felipe Reyes
Jeffery Taylor
Dino Radoncic
Santiago Yusta

Center:
Anthony Randolph

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Sese re-signs at Prat - by Eurobasket News

CB Prat Juventud (LEB Gold) confirmed in their roster 24-year old guard Marc Sese (188-93). He played there last season. In 34 LEB Gold games he had 5.4ppg.
The previous (15-16) season Sese played at CB Castelldefels (EBA) where in 27 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.5ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3spg. Great season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA Honorable Mention.
He has played previously for Cornella.

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Prat keeps Marti for another season - by Eurobasket News

CB Prat Juventud (LEB Gold) re-signed 26-year old power forward Gerbert Marti (203-91). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 28 LEB Gold games he recorded 8.4ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.0apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Marti won Spanish LEB Gold championship title in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
Marti has played previously for two other teams: Joventut and Andorra.

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Unics keep Colom for another season - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) re-signed 29-year old Spaniard international point guard Joaquin Colom (188-88kg-88, college: Forca Lleida, agency: Interperformances). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 25 Euroleague games he averaged 11.3ppg, 3.9rpg and 5.7apg last season. Colom also played 26 games in VTB United League where he had 14.3ppg, 3.8rpg and 7.9apg (leader !!!). Colom received also Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Honorable Mention award in 2016 and 2017.
He played in the final of VTB United League in 2016.
He has been also a member of Spanish international program for some years. Colom has regularly played for Spanish senior team since 2015 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2007.
He represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. Colom's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 8 games: 12.9ppg, 1.8rpg, Assists-1 (6.1apg), 1.1spg, FGP: 49.1%, 3PT: 18.9%, FT: 68.3%.
Colom has played also professionally for other Spanish teams like Movil Estudiantes, RETAbet Bilbao Basket, L'Hospitalet, Baloncesto Fuenlabrada and Zaragoza.

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Estudiantes keep Brown for another season - by Eurobasket News

Movistar Estudiantes (Liga Endesa) re-signed 25-year old American center Alec Brown (216-107kg-92, college: Green Bay). He played there last season. In 6 Liga Endesa games he averaged 14.5ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.0apg. Brown also played for another team Windy City Bulls in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen that season where in 50 games he had 10.7ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.9bpg.
Three years ago he was drafted by Phoenix Suns (NBA) in second round (50th overall). Brown attended University of Wisconsin - Green Bay until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he played in the final of NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas in 2015. Brown received also All-Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2014 at his college time.
Brown has played previously professionally in NBA G League (Northern Arizona Suns).

Movistar Estudiantes roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Omar-Sharif Cook
Ignacio Arroyo

Forwards:
Sitapha Savane
Niklas Caner-Medley

Centers:
Goran Suton
Alec Brown

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Estudiantes tab Dagoberto Pena - by Eurobasket News

Movistar Estudiantes (Liga Endesa) inked 29-year old Dominican swingman Dagoberto Pena (198-88, college: Marshall). He is not a newcomer in Spanish League as he played most recently at FC Barcelona Lassa II in Spanish LEB Gold. In 12 games he averaged impressive 17.5ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.3apg and 1.8spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Import Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Pena also played that season for Leyma Basquet (also in LEB Gold) where in 21 games he was fifth best scorer with remarkable 16.0ppg and recorded 4.1rpg, 2.5apg and 1.7spg (in top 4). It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Import Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and selected to 1st Team.
Among other achievements Pena's team made it to the LEB Gold Play-Off Semifinals in 2016. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Colombian Liga DirecTV-1 Player of the Year award back in 2014.
Pena represented Dominican Republic at the Centrobasket in Panama City (Panama) last year. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 5 games: 1.0ppg.
Pena is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Pena has played previously professionally in Argentina (Weber Bahia and Sionista), Uruguay (Maldonado), Venezuela (Guaiqueries), Colombia (Cafeteros and Academia) and Dominican Republic (Soles de Santo Domingo, Plaza, Metros de Santiago and Leones de Santo Domingo).
He attended Marshall University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Pena's game is described as: Dago is a Strong, Athletic Forward. Able to score in bunches and is at his best when slashing towards the bucket. Possesses astounding jumping ability and great finishing capabilities at the rim. Is very skilled offensively and can put up big numbers at any time. Has decent defensive capabilities to guard bigger players in the low post. Great three point shooter.

Movistar Estudiantes roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Omar-Sharif Cook
Ignacio Arroyo

Forwards:
Sitapha Savane
Niklas Caner-Medley
Dagoberto Pena

Centers:
Goran Suton
Alec Brown

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  SWEDEN  


Carl Engstrom (ex Uppsala) signs at Tartu Ulikool - by Eurobasket News

Tartu Ulikool (Alexela KML) landed 26-year old Swedish international center Carl Engstrom (216-129kg-91, college: Alabama). He played most recently at Uppsala Basket in Swedish Basketligan. Engstrom managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 26 Basketligan games he averaged 11.4ppg and 7.1rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Engstrom also played that season for Nevezis in Lithuanian LKL where in three games he had just 2.0ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.3bpg. He also played 2 games in Baltic League where he recorded 11.0ppg, 9.0rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0bpg. The other team Engstrom played shortly was Palencia_Baloncesto in Spanish LEB Gold. But in 7 games he got only 1.7ppg and 2.3rpg.
He has been also a member of Swedish international program for some years. Engstrom has regularly played for Swedish senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
He also represented Sweden at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 1.5ppg, 2.8rpg.
Engstrom has played also professionally for other Swedish teams like Sweden for Sodertalje Kings Malbas IK Eos.
He attended University of Alabama until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

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Gerry Blakes (ex Enosis) is a newcomer at Norrkoping - by Eurobasket News

Norrkoping Dolphins (Basketligan) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old American guard Gerry Blakes (193-88kg-95, college: Arizona State). He played most recently at Enosis in Cypriot Division A. In 20 games he recorded 14.3ppg, 6.2rpg (#5 in the league), 3.1apg and 1.5spg last season. Blakes helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Honorable Mention.
He received HS All-California 1st Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
Blakes graduated from Arizona State in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Norrkoping Dolphins roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Johnell Smith
Mikael Lindquist
Tim Schuberg
Gerry Blakes

Forwards:
Fredrik Larsson
Abdou Medjedoub

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TBL Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Hitech advance into Finals - by Eurobasket News

PEA - Mono Vampire 71-97

Mono Vampire cruised past PEA to even the semifinal series at 1-1. The game was mostly controlled by Mono Vampire. PEA managed to win second period 24-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Mono Vampire dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to PEA's 36. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 4 passes made by PEA's players. The best player for the winners was American center Reginald Johnson (208-89, college: Miami, FL) who scored 28 points and 9 rebounds (on 13-of-14 shooting from the field). The other American import forward Michael Singletary (198-88, college: Texas Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds. Singletary is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Mono Vampire's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Joshua Munzon (191-95, college: CS Los Angeles) produced 35 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and Maltese center Samuel Deguara (223-91) added 3 points and 11 rebounds respectively for the hosts.
Top scorers:
PEA: J.Munzon 35+9reb, R.Reyes 8+2reb+1ast, R.Lingganay 8+3reb+2ast, E.To-Ngiw 8+4reb, M.Williams 5+7reb, A.Hoom-Art 4+2reb
Mono Vampire: R.Johnson 28+9reb+1ast, C.Ananti 14+4reb, M.Singletary 14+8reb+2ast, K.Samerjai 7+1reb, D.Apiromwilaichai 7+1reb+1ast, T. Jantajon 6+5reb+2ast
gschID: 548631


Mono Thew - Hitech 79-93

Hitech beat Mono Thew and swept the semifinal series. The game was mostly controlled by Hitech. Mono Thew was better in second period 25-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hitech forced 28 Mono Thew turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. American guard Avery Scharer (188-86, college: Shoreline CC) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists. The other American import center Jarred Shaw (208-90, college: Utah St.) contributed with 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Scharer is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American center Anthony McClain (213-88, college: Cincinnati) replied with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds and Filipino guard Patrick Cabahug (186) added 29 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Mono Thew. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Mono Thew: P.Cabahug 29+6reb+5ast, A.McClain 26+13reb+2ast, P.Zamar 9+3reb+3ast, T.Suktub 6+4reb+2ast, N.Muangboon 3+3reb+4ast, N.Sangtong 2+7reb
Hitech: A.Scharer 23+7reb+11ast, N.Jaisanuk 19+2reb+3ast, J.Shaw 16+7reb+2ast, W.Suttisin 9+4reb+1ast, D.Orton 7+4reb, A.Lertmalaiporn 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 548630





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  TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO  


Jordan Persad invited to Basketball Without Borders - by Albert-Lee Young

According to an article by Nik Zefi, Jordan Persad continues to add to his resume and is becoming one of the most decorated players in the 2020 class.

Zefi further stated that due to his stellar play in last year's u15 Centrobasket Championships, FIBA and the NBA has officially extended an invite to Persad to join their basketball without borders Americas camp taking place in the Bahamas July 5th - 8th.

The camp is designed to bring in the best players born in 2000 from both north and South America and have them experience training first hand from current and legendary former FIBA players, NBA players, and coaches.

Persad being born in 2001 will be one of the younger player invited out to the basketball without borders camp.

'It is a huge honour to be selected,' explained Jordan. 'It is a great opportunity to show the World what I am capable of.'

Ravi, Jordan's father had the same sentiment describing the selection as 'a tremendous honour' and a true 'testament to the hard work Jordan has put in throughout the years.'
Persad will also use the experience to build a 'greater understanding of the game from the Professional perspective.'

The duration of the summer consists on Persad's participating in the Adidas Gaunlet finale with YesIISuccess in Spartanburg, South Carolina July 12-15th, before eventually returning to St. Anthony Catholic High School in San Antonio for his second year.

Source: Nik Zefi is a @NorthPoleHoops.com correspondent providing Canadian basketball coverage on the high school, CIS & NCAA levels.




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Sinan Guler signs at Fenerbahce - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Defending champion Fenerbahce Istanbul (BSL) landed experienced 34-year old international shooting guard Sinan Guler (192-83, college: Carroll, MT, agency: 1x1 Sports). He has played for the last four years at Galatasaray in the BSL. In 32 games he averaged 11.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.8apg and 1.6spg last season. Guler helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Domestic Player of the Year and selected to All-Domestic Players Team. Guler also played 30 games in Euroleague where he had 10.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.6apg and 1.3spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements Guler's team made it to the League Semifinals in 2008, 2011, 2013 and 2016.
He has been also a member of Turkish international program for some years. Guler has regularly played for Turkish senior team since 2008 and previously for University National Team back in 2007.
He represented Turkey at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.7ppg, 2.3rpg, 4.5apg, FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 41.7%, FT: 70.0%.
Guler has spent his entire career in Turkey playing for three other teams: Anadolu Efes, Darussafaka and Besiktas.
Guler attended Carroll College until 2006 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.

Fenerbahce Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sinan Guler
Konstantinos Sloukas
Egehan Arna

Forward:
Baris Hersek

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Honeycutt is back at Khimki, ex Anadolu Efes - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) agreed terms with 27-year old American forward Tyler Honeycutt (203-90kg-90, college: UCLA). It is actually his comeback to Khimki as he has played here before. Honeycutt played last season at Anadolu Efes in Turkish BSL league. In 27 games he had 7.7ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.8apg. He helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Turkish League All-Star Game Dunk Contest. Honeycutt also played 35 games in Euroleague where he recorded 9.2ppg, 7.3rpg (#3 in the league), 2.0apg and 1.1spg. Honeycutt contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
In 2011 he was drafted by Sacramento Kings (NBA) in second round (35th overall). Honeycutt attended Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of VTB United League in 2015. Honeycutt was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 2nd Team back in 2014.
He has played also professionally in NBA (Houston Rockets), NBA G League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Reno Bighorns) and Israel (Ironi Nes Ziona).
On Honeycutt: Extremely versatile wing player ... Great size for either the shooting guard or small forward position ... Stands a tall 6'8.25' in shoes and has a respectable 6'9" wingspan ... Excellent athletic ability ... Explosive, quick leaper with excellent body control ... Fast runner that always hustles down the court on both offense and defense. Poor finisher around the rim ... Lacks the strength to stay on balance after much contact ... Inconsistent scoring ability ... Has trouble creating his own shot off the dribble and slashing to the rim.

BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Egor Vyaltsev
Stefan Markovic
Charles Jenkins
Vyacheslav Zaytsev

Forwards:
Sergey Monya
Tyler Honeycutt
Andrey Zubkov

Center:
Dmitry Sokolov

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

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Demir IBB tabs Vlad Moldoveanu, ex UBT Cluj Napoca - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket (BSL) inked 29-year old Romanian international power forward Vlad Moldoveanu (206-101kg-88, college: American). He played most recently at UBT Cluj Napoca in Romanian Liga Nationala, but left the team in Jun.'17. Moldoveanu managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 35 Liga Nationala games he averaged impressive 15.5ppg, 5.7rpg and 2.5apg. He also played 8 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 15.0ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.3apg. And finally Moldoveanu contributed to 4 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 11.5ppg, 8.0rpg and 2.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Stelmet in Polish TBL. Similarly like in the last season, the team also played in three different competitions that year, and Moldoveanu had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 39 TBL games he got 8.9ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.6apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the Supercup (also twice). A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Polish League 2nd Team and All-Bosmans Team. Moldoveanu also played 8 games in Euroleague where he got 9.9ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.5apg. And finally he contributed to 10 games in Eurocup where he got 11.0ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.5apg. Moldoveanu contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
He has been also a member of Romanian international program for some years. Moldoveanu has regularly played for Romanian senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2008.
He represented Romania at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 14.8ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.2apg, FGP: 59.5%, 3PT: 32.0%, FT: 77.8%.
Moldoveanu is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Estonia (Kalev/Cramo), France (STB Le Havre), Italy (Benetton Treviso) and Poland (PGE Turow).
Moldoveanu attended American University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: A solid inside player who has a great offensive talent. He has good attitude and improved his performing in every season of college. Has yet interesting upside.

Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vojdan Stojanovski
Erving Walker
Merthan Mutlu

Forwards:
Vlad Moldoveanu
Burak Selen

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Darussafaka could sign JaJuan Johnson, ex MIA-RO Cantu - by Eurobasket News

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL) is about to agree terms with 28-year old American power forward JaJuan Johnson (208-100kg-89, college: Purdue) who played last time at MIA-Red October Cantu in Italy. In 30 Serie A games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 19.0ppg and averaged 7.2rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg and 1.4bpg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Johnson played at Krasny Oktyabr in Russian league where in 6 Eurocup games he had very remarkable stats: 18.0ppg and 8.2rpg (#4 in the league). Johnson also played 9 games in VTB United League where he recorded high stats: 19.8ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.8bpg.
In 2011 Johnson was drafted by New Jersey Nets (NBA) in first round (27th overall). He attended Purdue University and it may be his seventh season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Johnson won NBA Pro Summer League in Utah championship title in 2015. He was also voted All-Big Ten Player of the Year, USBasket.com All-NCAA D1 1st Team and All-Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year back in 2011 at his college time.
Johnson is quite experienced player. He has played in five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Johnson has played previously professionally in China (Changsha Bank), NBA (Houston Rockets), NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars, Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Canton Charge) and Turkey (Besiktas).
He could be described: (by Tyler Ingle for NBADraft.net in 2011)
A long, tall forward with good scoring instincts ... Is a legit 6'10" in shoes with a long 7'2" wingspan ... Has very impressive leaping ability with unusual explosiveness for a big man. Doesn't appear to have the frame that can support much more weight in the future ... Gets pushed around when trying to defend players in the post ... Offensively he prefers to play in the post, but there are questions about whether this will translate to the next level where just about every power forward will be bigger than he is
.

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Besiktas keep Veyseloglu for another season - by Eurobasket News

Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul (BSL) re-signed experienced 34-year old former international forward Erkan Veyseloglu (200-110kg-83, agency: 1x1 Sports). He played there last season. In 36 BSL games he recorded 5.3ppg and 2.1rpg. Veyseloglu helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. He also played 12 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 4.3ppg and 2.5rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Veyseloglu played at Turk Telekom. In 28 BSL games he had 6.6ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.5apg. He also played 14 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 4.2ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.1apg.
Veyseloglu was also a member of Turkish international program for some years. He played for Turkish Senior National Team between 2004 and 2009 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2002.
Veyseloglu also represented Turkey at the Mediterranean Games eight years ago.
He has spent his entire career in Turkey playing for seven other teams: Anadolu Efes, Pinar Karsiyaka, Fenerbahce, Tuborg, Erdemir, Pertevniyal and Tuborg.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Ice Man. He can stay calm in unthinkable situations. Very smart player who always makes the correct pass, and correct penetrations. Very good shot selection. He can penetrate with ease to half court defenses and always find the right option for him or for the team mates. Long arms that helps him to apply pressure to the ball and also helps him to deny the wingmen as well. Can hit behind the 3 line with streaks. A top level player.

Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
D.J. Strawberry
Jon Diebler

Forwards:
Erkan Veyseloglu
Earl Clark

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Darussafaka welcomes back Baygul - by Eurobasket News

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL) tabbed 25-year old shooting guard Muhammed Baygul (191-92). It is actually his comeback to Istanbul as he has played here before. Baygul has played for the last two years at Pinar Karsiyaka in the BSL. In 30 games he averaged 7.0ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.2apg last season. Baygul helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. He also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 9.7ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.5apg. Baygul contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
His team made it to the Turkish President Cup final in 2016.
Baygul represented Turkey at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.7ppg, 1.3rpg, FGP: 46.2%, 3PT: 42.1%, FT: 57.1%.
Baygul has played previously for four other teams: Galatasaray, TED Kolejliler, FMV Isik and Hacettepe.

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Eskisehir Basket keeps Alemdaroglu for another season - by Eurobasket News

Eskisehir Basket (TBL) re-signed 21-year old forward Mehmet Alemdaroglu (205-96). He played there last season. In 13 TBL games he averaged 3.8ppg and 2.7rpg. Alemdaroglu helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
He represented Turkey at the World Championships U19 in Heraklion (Greece) two years ago. Alemdaroglu's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: 2.8ppg, 2.8rpg.
Alemdaroglu has played previously for Fenerbahce.

Eskisehir Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Berkay Candan
Muhammed Senli
Mehmet Alemdaroglu
Dorukhan Engindeniz

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Pinar Karsiyaka tabs Berk Ugurlu - by Eurobasket News

Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir (BSL) inked 21-year old point guard Berk Ugurlu (191-96). He has played for the last six years at Fenerbahce in the BSL. In 24 games he averaged just 2.3ppg and 1.5apg last season. Ugurlu helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). A very good season in his career as he was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game Skills Challenge. Ugurlu also played 6 games in Euroleague, but he had only 0.3ppg.
Ugurlu represented Turkey at the European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) last year. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 7.1ppg, 1.6rpg, 3.9apg, FGP: 45.7%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 60.0%.

Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Berk Ugurlu

Forward:
Metin Turen

Centers:
Emircan Kosut
Egemen Guven

Coach: Aleksandar Trifunovic

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Galatasaray eye Stefan Bircevic - by Eurobasket News

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (BSL) is targeting 28-year old Serbian international power forward Stefan Bircevic (210-89) who played last time at BC Partizan NiS Beograd in Serbia. Bircevic managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 16 KLS games he averaged 14.1ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.3apg. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League 2nd Team. Bircevic also played 28 games in ABA League where he had 11.9ppg and 6.1rpg. And finally he contributed to 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 12.1ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season Bircevic played at Movil Estudiantes in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 34 games he got 5.8ppg and 2.8rpg.
Bircevic has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2009.
Bircevic 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: 2.2ppg.
Bircevic has played previously professionally also in Italy.

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Akhisar Bld inks Tyrone Nash, ex Ironi Nahariya - by Eurobasket News

Akhisar Belediye (TBL) agreed terms with 29-year old American power forward Tyrone Nash (203-100kg-88, college: Notre Dame). He played last season at Ironi Nahariya in Israeli Winner League. Nash managed to play in three leagues last year. In 37 Winner League games he had 8.0ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.2apg. He also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 7.3ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg. His team made it to the quarterfinals. And finally Nash contributed to 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 7.0ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.7apg and 1.0spg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Braunschweig in German BBL. In 34 games he got 10.9ppg, 6.1rpg and 2.2apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Nash's team was regular season runner-up in Big East in 2008 and 2011.
He is quite experienced player. Nash has played in four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., France (SPO Rouen), Germany (Walter Tigers) and Dominican Republic (Leones de Santo Domingo).
Nash attended University of Notre Dame until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

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  UNITED KINGDOM  


Cheshire Phoenix lands Malcolm Riley - by Eurobasket News

Cheshire Phoenix (BBL) landed 24-year old American forward Malcolm Riley (196-91kg-93, college: Texas Southern) from DBL Sharks Sheffield. In 28 BBL games in United Kingdom he averaged impressive 16.4ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.3apg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-British BBL 2nd Team. Riley also played that season for ETB Wohnbau in German ProA where in only one game he had 4 points, 1 rebound and 2 assists.
Among other achievements Riley's team won SWAC Regular Season for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
He has played also professionally in SEBL (Summer Hill).
Riley attended Texas Southern University until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

Cheshire Phoenix roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Alassan Touray

Forwards:
Orlan Jackman
Raheem May-Thompson
Malcolm Riley
Andy Bachman

Center:
C.J. Gettys

Coach: Ben Thomason

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Ekperigin re-signs at Nantes - by Eurobasket News

Hermine Nantes Atlantique (ProB) confirmed in their roster 29-year old British power forward Laurence Ekperigin (200-105kg-88, college: Le Moyne). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Ekperigin played there last season. In 40 ProB games he had 12.6ppg, 8.0rpg and 2.0apg. He helped them to make it to the final. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team.
The previous (15-16) season Ekperigin played at Poitiers where in 36 ProB games he recorded 12.9ppg, 8.2rpg and 3.1apg. It was another spectacular season as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Bosman Player of the Year and named to 3rd Team.
Ekperigin was voted Northeast-10 Player of the Year back in 2009 at his college time. Ekperigin was a member of British Senior National Team back in 2011.
He is quite experienced player. Ekperigin's career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in four different countries. Ekperigin tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally also in Italy (Angelico Biella and FCM Ferentino), Korea (Mobis Phoebus) and Spain (Gran Canaria).
Ekperigin attended Le Moyne College until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

Hermine Nantes Atlantique roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Mathis Guillou

Forwards:
Laurence Ekperigin
Alexandre Gavrilovic

Centers:
Guy-Marc Michel
Yannick Quiros

Coach: Franck Collineau

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Maurienne signs Akeem Williams - by Eurobasket News

Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket (ProB) signed 26-year old American (has also British passport) point guard Akeem Williams (178-91, college: Mass.-Lowell). He will still stay in France where he played last season at Hyeres-Toulon (ProA). In 33 games he had 6.1ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.4apg. ProB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Williams played at Charleville Mezieres. In 34 ProB games he recorded 13.8ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.8apg (top 5) and 1.3spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of Northeast-10 Tournament in 2012. Williams was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProB 3rd Team in 2015.
He graduated from University of Massachusetts - Lowell in 2014 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.

Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Karim Atamna
Aurelien Rigaux
Hugo Suhard
Akeem Williams
Tony Turam-Ullien
Etienne Saclier
Antoine Drencourt

Forwards:
Thomas Yvrande
Romain Dardaine
Gide Noel
Rodrigue Munsi-Kaniki

Centers:
Madiop Ndiaye
Karl-David Nkounkou

Coach: Fabien Romeyer

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  URUGUAY  


Metropolitan Round 9 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 9 in the Ascenso took place in Montevideo. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 11th ranked Auriblanco (3-6) to sixth ranked 25 de Agosto (5-3) 88-85 on Thursday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. 25 de Agosto shot 63.8 percent from the field. The best player for the winners was guard Nicolas Alvarez (194-92) who scored 25 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. American forward Gary Johnson (198-88, college: Texas) chipped in 23 points and 10 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Rodrigo Goncalvez who recorded a double-double by scoring 28 points and 12 rebounds. 25 de Agosto moved-up to third place, which they share with Miramar and Tabare. Auriblanco lost third consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with six games lost.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Colon. Local Colon (1-8) lost to eighth ranked Union Atletica (4-4) 75-63. It was a good game for forward Gaston Semiglia (192-91) who led his team to a victory with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Facundo Alonso contributed with 15 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 7 steals for the winners. American forward Tirrell Brown (198-93, college: Ouachita Baptist) answered with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 14 rebounds for Colon. Union Atletica moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Stockolmo. Colon lost eighth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with eight games lost.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Montevideo: Stockolmo (#8) and Auriblanco (#11). Auriblanco was defeated at home 77-87 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. Rashaun Stimage stepped up with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 19 rebounds for the winners. The best for the losing side was Rodrigo Goncalvez with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds. Stockolmo (4-4) moved-up to seventh place, which they share with U Atletica. Auriblanco lost third consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with six games lost.

In the last game of round 9 Stockolmo was defeated by Tabare in a road game 84-80.

Auriblanco - Stockolmo 77-87

Another exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Montevideo: Stockolmo (#8) and Auriblanco (#11). Auriblanco was defeated at home 77-87 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. Stockolmo looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. American forward Rashaun Stimage (202, college: De Paul) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 19 rebounds for the winners and guard Juan Viana (189-97) chipped in 12 points and 7 assists. Four Stockolmo players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Rodrigo Goncalvez with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds and guard Camilo Colman (191-90) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Stockolmo (4-4) moved-up to seventh place, which they share with U Atletica. Auriblanco lost third consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with six games lost.
Top scorers:
Stockolmo: R.Stimage 27+19reb, G.Cavalli 17+2reb+1ast, J.Viana 12+1reb+7ast, O.Medina 12+2reb+3ast, M.Counago 7+2reb+4ast, F.Grolla 5+5reb+1ast
Auriblanco: R.Goncalvez 25+10reb, C.Colman 16+10reb+4ast, A.Jones 16+7reb+2ast, E.Suarez 8+2reb+1ast, J.Jones 6+1reb+3ast, N.Gentini 4+1reb
gschID: 548641


Colon - U Atletica 63-75

The game with biggest result difference took place in Colon. Local Colon (1-8) lost to eighth ranked Union Atletica (4-4) 75-63. It was a good game for forward Gaston Semiglia (192-91) who led his team to a victory with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Forward Facundo Alonso (195) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 7 steals for the winners. Four Union Atletica players scored in double figures. American forward Tirrell Brown (198-93, college: Ouachita Baptist) answered with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 14 rebounds and guard Federico Baltasar (185-96) added 9 points and 7 assists in the effort for Colon. Union Atletica moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Stockolmo. Colon lost eighth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with eight games lost.
Top scorers:
U Atletica: N.Santos 17+3reb+1ast, G.Semiglia 17+9reb+7ast, F.Alonso 15+11reb+5ast, H.Wilkerson 10+1reb+1ast, A.Arrillaga 7+2reb, I.Cambon 5+3reb+3ast
Colon: T.Brown 25+14reb+1ast, F.Baltasar 9+4reb+7ast, L.Lepiani 7+1reb+5ast, F.Ferreira 7+3reb+2ast, F.Della Mea 7+4reb+5ast, A.Rodriguez 4+4reb
gschID: 548639


Auriblanco - 25 de Agosto 85-88

The most exciting game of round 9 in the Ascenso took place in Montevideo. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 11th ranked Auriblanco (3-6) to sixth ranked 25 de Agosto (5-3) 88-85 on Thursday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. 25 de Agosto shot 63.8 percent from the field. The best player for the winners was guard Nicolas Alvarez (194-92) who scored 25 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. American forward Gary Johnson (198-88, college: Texas) chipped in a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds. Four 25 de Agosto players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Rodrigo Goncalvez who recorded a double-double by scoring 28 points and 12 rebounds and Nicolas Gentini added 16 points respectively. 25 de Agosto moved-up to third place, which they share with Miramar and Tabare. Auriblanco lost third consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with six games lost.
Top scorers:
25 de Agosto: N.Alvarez 25+6reb+6ast, G.Johnson 23+10reb+3ast, D.Lipatin 14+2ast, J.Trindade 11+3reb+1ast, M.Mayora 7+1reb+1ast, N.Koster 7+3reb+3ast
Auriblanco: R.Goncalvez 28+12reb, N.Gentini 16+4reb, F.Sanchez 8+1reb+8ast, E.Suarez 8+4reb+4ast, A.Jones 8+1reb+1ast, A.Taibo 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 548640


Tabare - Stockolmo 84-80

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fourth ranked Tabare and 8th ranked Stockolmo had identical 4-3 record. This time Tabare used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Montevideo 84-80 on Thursday night. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. American forward Charles McCann (193, college: LIU Post) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 15 rebounds for the winners and guard Rodrigo Xavier (184-95) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Tabare's coach Carlos Barrios used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was American forward Rashaun Stimage (202, college: De Paul) with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 27 rebounds and forward Luis De-Leon (193-88) scored 15 points. Five Tabare and four Stockolmo players scored in double figures. Tabare (5-3) moved-up to third place, which they share with Miramar and 25 de Agosto. Stockolmo at the other side dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. They share it with U Atletica.
Top scorers:
Tabare: R.Xavier 18+5reb+3ast, A.Cabillon 15+7reb+3ast, G.Rivas 13+3reb+4ast, G.Diaz 12+8reb+2ast, C.McCann 12+15reb+2ast, E.Serres 8+6reb+2ast
Stockolmo: R.Stimage 17+27reb+1ast, L.De Leon 15+4reb+2ast, M.Counago 13+5reb+2ast, F.Grolla 11+5reb+2ast, L.Bouchaton 10+2ast, O.Medina 9+7reb
gschID: 548638





Rashaun Stimage gets MVP of the Week award for Uruguayan Ascenso - by Eurobasket News

American Rashaun Stimage (202-F) had a great game in the last round for Stockolmo and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Ascenso Player of the Week award for round 9.
The forward had a double-double of 27 points and nineteen rebounds, while his team beat Auriblanco (#11, 3-6) 87-77. Stockolmo maintains the 8th position in Uruguayan Ascenso. Stockolmo is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 4-4 record. In the team's last game Stimage had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He has many years of experience at Stockolmo, through which he has constantly improved. De Paul University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Stimage is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 15.0rpg) and averages solid 1.8bpg and 60.9% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old American forward Tirrell Brown (198-F-93) of Colon. Brown impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 25 points and 14 rebounds. Bad luck as Colon lost that game 63-75 to the higher-ranked U Atletica (#7, 4-4). Despite lost game Colon moved up to 12th position in the standings. 8 lost games are too many comparing to just two victories Colon managed to get this year. Brown is one of the most experienced players at Colon and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.1ppg (#8). He also registered 9.2 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was Nicolas Alvarez (194-G-92) of 25 de Agosto (#5). Alvarez showcased his all-around game by recording 25 points, six rebounds and six assists in the last round. He was a key player of 25 de Agosto, leading his team to a 88-85 win against the lower-ranked Auriblanco (#11, 3-6). 25 de Agosto needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 5 victories and 4 lost games. Alvarez has a very solid season. In 9 games in Uruguay he scored 12.9ppg. He also has 4.1rpg and FGP: 57.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Rodrigo Goncalvez) of Auriblanco - 28 points and 12 rebounds
5. Gary Johnson (198-F-88) of 25 de Agosto - 23 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Facundo Alonso (195-F) of U Atletica - 15 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Charles McCann (193-F) of Tabare - 12 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Gaston Semiglia (192-F-91) of U Atletica - 17 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists
9. Camilo Colman (191-G-90) of Auriblanco - 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Rodrigo Xavier (184-G-95) of Tabare - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists

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



Barriola re-signs at Aguada - by Eurobasket News

Atletico Aguada (LUB) confirmed in their roster 27-year old forward Miguel Barriola (191-90kg-90). He played there last season. In 39 LUB games he recorded 7.2ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.5apg. Barriola helped them to make it to the final.
He has played previously for six other teams: Atletico Welcome, Hebraica, Trouville, Atenas, Malvin and Guruyu Waston.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jesus Centeno (ex Marinos) agreed terms with Iccan - by Eurobasket News

Club Iccan de Macas (National League) inked 32-year old Venezuelan ex-international guard Jesus Centeno (190-85). He played most recently at Marinos in Venezuelan LPB league. In 49 games he recorded 9.2ppg, 3.7rpg and 4.5apg last season. Centeno also spent pre-season at Bucaneros (also in LPB) that year.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Venezuelan LPB in 2007, 2011 and 2016. Centeno received also Latinbasket.com Venezuelan LPB All-Domestic Players Team award in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
He was also a member of Venezuelan international program for some years. Centeno played for Venezuelan Senior National Team between 2008 and 2015 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2004.
He also represented Venezuela at the South American Championships in Isla Margarita (Venezuela) three years ago. Centeno's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 2 games: 3.0ppg, 2.0rpg.
Centeno is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Colombia, Mexico (Angeles), Panama (Caballos), Venezuela (Cocodrilos, Guaros, Cacaoteros and Araguenos) and Ecuador (Universidad Tecnologica Equinoc. Quito and Importadora).
Centeno's game is described as: He is yet an experienced player, despite the green age; has god passing skills and court vision, defends well on the opposite guards, has the athletic strength to go inside and to score; neeeds to add a reliable outside shot; A very talented point guard, whose dream is to play in NBA: He is very quick and determinated on the court, very soft speaking and polite out of the court.

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LPB Round 5 of Finals. Marinos claim second victory - by Eurobasket News

Marinos - Guaros 91-80

Marinos stayed alive in the championship series. They edged Guaros to narrow the deficit at 2-3. Marinos dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Guaros' 38. They outrebounded Guaros 40-26 including 27 on the defensive glass. Marinos looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by Guaros' players. American power forward Christophe Massie (206-77, college: Memphis) stepped up and scored 20 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and the former international Michael Carrera (196-93, college: S.Carolina) chipped in 18 points and 6 rebounds. Four Marinos players scored in double figures. American point guard Nate Robinson (175-84, college: Washington) responded with 23 points and the other American import Lazar Hayward (198-86, college: Marquette) scored 19 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Marinos: C.Massie 20+8reb+3ast, M.Carrera 18+6reb+3ast, R.Perez 14+2reb+2ast, I.Swann 11+4reb+7ast, J.Centeno 9+4reb+3ast, G.Vargas 8+4reb+9ast
Guaros: N.Robinson 23+3reb+3ast, L.Hayward 19+7reb, Z.Graham 15+1reb, G.Echenique 8+2reb+1ast, N.Colmenares 6+7reb+3ast, J.Vargas 5+2reb
gschID: 549309





Javinger Vargas (ex Trotamundos) is a newcomer at Leones - by Francisco Vega

Newly promoted Leones de Riobamba (National League) added to their roster 27-year old Venezuelan international center Javinger Vargas (202-90kg-90). He played last season at Trotamundos in Venezuelan LPB league. In 26 games he recorded just 2.3ppg and 1.0rpg.
The previous (2016) summer Vargas played at Juvenil. He also played that season for Araguenos (LNB) in Venezuelan league. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. The other team Vargas played shortly was Cangrejeros (LNB) in Venezuelan league.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Venezuelan LNB championship title in 2011. Vargas was selected to Venezuelan LPB All-Star Game back in 2011.
He has been also a member of Venezuelan international program for some years. Vargas has regularly played for Venezuelan senior team since 2015 and previously for U18 National Team in 2008.
He represented Venezuela at the FIBA Americas in Mexico two years ago. Vargas' team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: 3.0ppg, 2.0rpg.
Vargas has played also professionally in Spain and Uruguay (Atenas) and Venezuela (Atleticos and Aduaneros).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Palacios comes back to Juvenil, ex Cocodrilos - by Francisco Vega

Juvenil de Vinces (National League) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old Venezuelan small forward Nelson Palacios (192-92). It is actually his comeback to Vinces as he has played here before. Palacios played most recently at Cocodrilos in Venezuelan LPB league. In 45 games he recorded 4.3ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.0apg last season.
Part of previous (2016) summer Palacios spent at Juvenil. He also played that season for Broncos (LNB) in Venezuelan league.
He has played also professionally in Venezuela for Guacharos.

Juvenil de Vinces roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jovanni Diaz
Brandon Thompson

Forwards:
Nelson Palacios
Alexaner Guerra

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cesar Silva (ex Guaiqueries) is a newcomer at Iccan - by Francisco Vega

Club Iccan de Macas (National League) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 36-year old Venezuelan ex-international swingman Cesar Silva (190-81). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Colombian passport. Silva played most recently at Guaiqueries in Venezuelan LPB league. In 41 games he recorded 11.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.6apg and 1.5spg last season.
The previous (2016) summer Silva played at Guaros de Lara 2 (LNB) in Venezuelan league. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Great season indeed as he was awarded Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LNB Best Sixth Man of the Year.
Among other achievements Silva won Colombian Liga DirecTV championship title in 2013. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LNB 2015 Player of the Year award and Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LNB 2015 Defensive Player of the Year award in 2015. Silva was a member of Venezuelan Senior National Team between 2010 and 2013.
He has played previously professionally in Venezuela (Gaiteros, Espartanos, Yaracuyanos, Miranda and Bucaneros) and Colombia (Barrancabermeja Ciudad Futuro and Guerreros).

Club Iccan de Macas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jesus Centeno
Cesar Silva

Forward:
Darol Hernandez

Center:
Juan_Pablo Alvarez

By Eurobasket Data Center

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David Cubillan (ex Trotamundos) joins Flamengo - by Eurobasket News

Clube de Regatas do Flamengo (NBB) agreed terms with 30-year old Venezuelan international point guard David Cubillan (181-87, college: Marquette, agency: Pro Sports). He has played for the last two seasons at Trotamundos in Venezuelan LPB league. In 37 games he had 13.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 7.5apg and 1.0spg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Cubillan played in the final of Venezuelan LPB in 2012 and 2014. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LPB Guard of the Year in 2016.
Cubillan represented Venezuela at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 5.8ppg, 2.4apg, FGP: 25.0%, 3PT: 46.7%.
Cubillan's career allowed him to visit three different continents. He tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. Cubillan has played previously professionally also in Israel (Maccabi Ashdod and Maccabi Haifa), Mexico (Soles) and Venezuela (Marinos, Guaros, Lanceros and Espartanos).
He attended Marquette University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.
On Cubillan: A very promising PG, with leadership and scoring ability; thanks to his maturity, is yet scouted by various NCAA colleges. Has became a very good 3pts shooter during his college years. Defensively, he takes advantage from his quickness and agility to make pressure on opposite guards and steal balls on the perimeter.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE  


Honeycutt is back at Khimki, ex Anadolu Efes - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB) agreed terms with 27-year old American forward Tyler Honeycutt (203-90kg-90, college: UCLA). It is actually his comeback to Khimki as he has played here before. Honeycutt played last season at Anadolu Efes in Turkish BSL league. In 27 games he had 7.7ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.8apg. He helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Turkish League All-Star Game Dunk Contest. Honeycutt also played 35 games in Euroleague where he recorded 9.2ppg, 7.3rpg (#3 in the league), 2.0apg and 1.1spg. Honeycutt contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
In 2011 he was drafted by Sacramento Kings (NBA) in second round (35th overall). Honeycutt attended Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of VTB United League in 2015. Honeycutt was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 2nd Team back in 2014.
He has played also professionally in NBA (Houston Rockets), NBA G League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Reno Bighorns) and Israel (Ironi Nes Ziona).
On Honeycutt: Extremely versatile wing player ... Great size for either the shooting guard or small forward position ... Stands a tall 6'8.25' in shoes and has a respectable 6'9" wingspan ... Excellent athletic ability ... Explosive, quick leaper with excellent body control ... Fast runner that always hustles down the court on both offense and defense. Poor finisher around the rim ... Lacks the strength to stay on balance after much contact ... Inconsistent scoring ability ... Has trouble creating his own shot off the dribble and slashing to the rim.

BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Egor Vyaltsev
Stefan Markovic
Charles Jenkins
Vyacheslav Zaytsev

Forwards:
Sergey Monya
Tyler Honeycutt
Andrey Zubkov

Center:
Dmitry Sokolov

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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CSKA Moscow re-sign Maksim Kondakov - by Eurobasket News

CSKA Moscow (VTB) have penned a two-year deal with 22-year old point guard Maksim Kondakov (186-82kg-95, agency: Alti Sport). He played most recently at CSKA Moscow 2nd team in the U23 League.
The previous (15-16) season Kondakov played at Lokomotiv Kuban 2nd team (Superleague 3) where in 39 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.8apg and 2.3spg. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Russian U23 League Guard of the Year and voted to 1st Team.
His team made it to the U23 League Semifinals in 2013.
Kondakov represented Russia at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.1ppg, 1.4rpg, FGP: 42.1%, 3PT: 38.9%.

CSKA Moscow roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Leo Westermann
Cory Higgins
Maksim Kondakov
Alexandr Khomenko

Forwards:
Andrey Vorontsevich
Will Clyburn
Andrei Lopatin

Center:
Kyle Hines

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Women News


Interclube win first two games of the Finals - by Eurobasket News

Interclube won first two games of the Finals and steps closer to the title success. In game 1 they overcame 1 de Agosto 72-62 a Kilamba pavilion on Sunday. The score was tied at 13-13 at the end of the first period, while Italle Lucas and Robyn Parks ensured the lead for their team and then enjoyed a 10-point victory.
In game 2 Interclube celebrated a narrow 72-69 win to take 2-0 Final lead. The score was tied at 61-61 early in the last period, while Interclube managed to grab a tough win.



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  ARGENTINA  


Union Florida celebrate Superliga title - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
Union Florida - Lanus 62-55

Union Florida overcame Lanus to celebrate Superliga title. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 24-12 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Union Florida dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Lanus' 24. Worth to mention a great performance of international point guard Melisa Gretter (161-93, agency: ProDep Management) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 26 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists (made all of her ten free throws !!!). American forward Ronni Williams (183, college: Florida, agency: ProDep Management) contributed with 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. International power forward Agostina Burani (184-91) answered with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists and American center Ugo Nwaigwe (190-93, college: Temple, agency: ProDep Management) added 20 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Lanus.
Top scorers:
Union Florida: M.Gretter 26+10reb+5ast, R.Williams 20+6reb+1ast, M.Tudanca 12+12reb+1ast, D.Benvenuto 2+4reb+4ast, C.Miculka 2+5reb+1ast, R.Rojas 0+4reb
Lanus: U.Nwaigwe 20+6reb+1ast, N.Perez 11+6reb+2ast, A.Burani 10+13reb+6ast, D.Gonzalez 7+4reb+2ast, S.Rodriguero 4, M.Armesto 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 549310

3-4 Place
Obras Basket - Berazategui 81-78

Obras Basket topped Berazategui to clinch Bronze medals. Obras Basket forced 26 Berazategui turnovers. Berazategui was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Ariel Edwards (190-92, college: Penn St., agency: ProDep Management) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and Cuban point guard Ineidis Casanova (165-88, agency: Pro Sports) chipped in 20 points and 4 assists. Obras Basket's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. At the losing side Lyndra Weaver responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and guard Macarena Durso (169-91) scored 23 points.
Top scorers:
Obras Basket: A.Edwards 20+10reb, I.Casanova 20+3reb+4ast, P.Reggiardo 13+5reb+3ast, S.Aispurua 7+9reb, B.Echeverria 6+3reb, J.Ale 6+1reb+3ast
Berazategui: M.Durso 23+3reb+1ast, L.Weaver 16+12reb+2ast, J.Mungo 10+3reb+1ast, C.Fiorotto 9+5reb, A.Suarez 8+6reb+5ast, A.Leiva 8+6reb+2ast




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  BELARUS  


Canada defeats Belarus 55-48 in exhibition play - by Eurobasket News

Canada defeated Belarus 55-48 in their second exhibition game in China. Canada is competing in a game six-game China exhibition series for phase 2 of training in preparation of the FIBA Americas Women's Championship. Ruth Hamblin (198-C-94, college: Oregon St., agency: LBM Management) had 13 points and 7 rebounds while Nirra Fields (175-G-93, college: UCLA) added 8 points and 5 rebounds. Jamie Scott, Ruth Hamblin, Bridget Carleton, Quinn Dornstauder and Shay Colley started for Canada.
"Happy to get our second win here in China. I thought our team showed toughness and grit to secure the win. Looking forward to playing a very talented and physical Chinese team tomorrow." - Lisa Thomaidis , Head Coach "A bit of an ugly win today but our execution improved from yesterday. It's great to get the win and there's a lot to build on for our next game against China." - Ruth Hamblin.
Canada continues exhibition play tomorrow at 4:00 AM EST against China.
Courtesy of: basketball.ca



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  CANADA  


Canada defeats Belarus 55-48 in exhibition play - by Eurobasket News

Canada defeated Belarus 55-48 in their second exhibition game in China. Canada is competing in a game six-game China exhibition series for phase 2 of training in preparation of the FIBA Americas Women's Championship. Ruth Hamblin (198-C-94, college: Oregon St., agency: LBM Management) had 13 points and 7 rebounds while Nirra Fields (175-G-93, college: UCLA) added 8 points and 5 rebounds. Jamie Scott, Ruth Hamblin, Bridget Carleton, Quinn Dornstauder and Shay Colley started for Canada.
"Happy to get our second win here in China. I thought our team showed toughness and grit to secure the win. Looking forward to playing a very talented and physical Chinese team tomorrow." - Lisa Thomaidis , Head Coach "A bit of an ugly win today but our execution improved from yesterday. It's great to get the win and there's a lot to build on for our next game against China." - Ruth Hamblin.
Canada continues exhibition play tomorrow at 4:00 AM EST against China.
Courtesy of: basketball.ca



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  CAYMAN ISLANDS  


Cayman Islands National Team 2017 - by Greg

Scimone Chin
Rochel Gardner
Stacey-Ann Kelly F Lady Warriors Cayman Islands
Cassianne Lawrence Leimen Germany
Shana Linwood-McLaughlin Welly CS. Cayman Islands
La-Torae Nixon
Khailan O'Connor Welly CS. Cayman Islands
Hannah Parchment-Roque G Lady Warriors Cayman Islands
Chloe Powery-Doxey
Guiesha Smith Welly CS. Cayman Islands
Amanda Stone F Women of Valor Cayman Islands
Alicia Turner Welly CS. Cayman Islands




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  EUROCUP  


EuroCup Draw results - by Eurobasket News

EuroCup 17/18 season draw has taken place in Munich. The teams have been drawn into ten regular season groups. Two slots will be decided through the qualifiers. Basket Gdynia will take on Spartak Noginsk, while Hainaut Basket will play versus Amsterdam Angels for the spots. The qualifying series are slated to start on September 26th.
The regular season groups are as follows:
Group A: Olympiacos, TTT Riga, Besiktas, Gorzow
Group B: Enisey, Mersin, Good Angels, MBK Ruzomberok,
Group C: MBA Moscow, Udominate, Spartak Vidnoje, Artego Bydgoszcz
Group D: Energa Torun, Hatay, ASC Sepsi
Group E: Sleza Wroclaw, Istanbul Uni, Abdullah Gul, QF1
Group F: Miskolc, Keltern, PEAC Pecs, Flammes
Group G: Landes, Gernika, Girona, Cegledi
Group H: GDESSA Barreiro, Nymburk, Ragusa
Group I: Reyer Venezia, Brno, Wasserburg, Fribourg
Group J: Nantes, QF 2, Uni Gyor, Belfius Namur


The regular season is scheduled to tip off on October 12th.



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  EUROLEAGUE  


Bremont re-signs at Villeneuve - by Eurobasket News

Villeneuve D'Ascq ESB Lille Metropole (LFB) confirmed in their roster 30-year old ex-international guard Virginie Bremont (177-87). She has played there for the last three seasons. In two Eurocup games she recorded 11.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg last season. Bremont also played 25 games in LFB where she averaged 6.4ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.6apg and 2.0spg. She helped them to win the LFB title (twice).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Bremont was voted Eurobasket.com All-French LFB Newcomer of the Year back in 2010.
She also represented France at the European Championships U20 in Gdynia (Poland) eight years ago. Bremont's team won Gold and her stats at that event were 8 games: 4.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.8apg, 1.4spg.
Bremont has played previously for three other teams: Lattes Montpellier, COB Calais and Armentieres.

Villeneuve D'Ascq ESB Lille Metropole roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Virginie Bremont
Nevena Jovanovic
Aminata Konate

Forward:
Rejane Verin

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EuroLeague Draw takes place in Munich - by Eurobasket News

EuroLeague 17/18 season draw has taken place in Munich. The teams have been drawn into two regular season groups with eight teams in each. Two slots will be decided through the qualifiers. Piestanske Cajky will take on MKS Polkowice, while KSC Szekszard will play versus Lattes Montpellier for the spots. The qualifying series are slated to start on September 26th.
The regular season groups are as follows:
Group A: Castors Braine, USK Praha, QF1, Sopron, Galatasaray, ESBVA-LM, Bourges, Dynamo Kursk
Group B: Wisla, Fenerbahce, QF2, Yakin Dogu, Famila Schio, Avenida, Nadezhda, UMMC.

The regular season is scheduled to tip off on October 11th.



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS  


2019 EuroBasket Qualifiers Draw Results - by Eurobasket News

2019 EuroBasket Qualifying Stage Draw has been held today. Eight groups with four teams in each have been sorted out.
Group A: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Montenegro, Slovakia
Group B: Estonia, Poland, Belarus, Turkey
Group C: Albania, Lithuania, Hungary, Russia
Group D: Portugal, Great Britain, Israel, Greece
Group E: Finland, Romania, Slovenia, France
Group F: Bulgaria, Netherlands, Ukraine, Spain
Group G: Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, Belgium
Group H: FYR Macedonia, Croatia, Sweden, Italy.


The FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2019 Qualifiers' groups thatwill determine the 14 teams joining hosts Serbia and Latvia in the Final Round in two years' time. Following on from the success of the FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2017 Qualifiers, the 2019 Qualifiers will follow the same format and be played in three windows during the club season.
The windows are scheduled for November 6-16, 2017; February5-15, 2018; and November 12-22, 2018; with teams playing two games in each window.



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  FRANCE  


Aulnoye adds Ionescu to their roster, ex Galati - by Eurobasket News

Aulnoye AS (LF2) added to their roster 29-year old Romanian power forward Andra Ionescu (190-88). The last time (13-15) she played at CS Phoenix Galati in Romanian Liga Nationala.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Ionescu's team made it to the Romanian Cup Final Four in 2012. She was selected to Romanian League All-Star Game back in 2012.
Ionescu represented Romania at the Francophonic Championships in Nice (France) four years ago.
She has played also professionally for other Romanian teams like ICIM Arad, Olimpia, Rapid and Craiova.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bremont re-signs at Villeneuve - by Eurobasket News

Villeneuve D'Ascq ESB Lille Metropole (LFB) confirmed in their roster 30-year old ex-international guard Virginie Bremont (177-87). She has played there for the last three seasons. In two Eurocup games she recorded 11.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg last season. Bremont also played 25 games in LFB where she averaged 6.4ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.6apg and 2.0spg. She helped them to win the LFB title (twice).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Bremont was voted Eurobasket.com All-French LFB Newcomer of the Year back in 2010.
She also represented France at the European Championships U20 in Gdynia (Poland) eight years ago. Bremont's team won Gold and her stats at that event were 8 games: 4.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.8apg, 1.4spg.
Bremont has played previously for three other teams: Lattes Montpellier, COB Calais and Armentieres.

Villeneuve D'Ascq ESB Lille Metropole roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Virginie Bremont
Nevena Jovanovic
Aminata Konate

Forward:
Rejane Verin

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FYR MACEDONIA  


FYR Macedonian U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Matea Atanasovska
Ilina Selcova 170-PG-02
Katerina Dimitrovska
Stefani Kostova Pozega Croatia
Natalija Sekulovska
Teona Stojanova Lotos FYR Macedonia
Marija Justijanoska
Ruzica Cocoroska
Marija Dimitrijevic
Gabriela Modeva 184-F/C-03 Struga 2009 FYR Macedonia
Matea Nikolic
Tijana Mitreva 174-PG-01 Kozuvchanka FYR Macedonia
Ivona Kozobasijovska
Albina Plakaj
Stefanija Georgievska
Stefani Koleva
Simona Jordanova 01 Kozuvchanka FYR Macedonia
Ana Klincarova
Kamelija Ignatova 02 Klubski FYR Macedonia
Bozica Stojanoska
Frosina Petreska
Stefanija Dukoska
Elena Tasevska
Elena Pesijoska




FYR Macedonian U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

FYR Macedonian U18 National Team 2017
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Iskra Andonova
Andonova
Tea Mitreva
Mitreva
Jovana Petrushevska
Petrushevska
Teodora Kuzmanovska
Kuzmanovska
Sara Spirovska
Spirovska
#e#5
Jana Nikolovska 178-SF-00 Badel FYR Macedonia
Iskra Andonova 174-G/F-99 Badel FYR Macedonia
Tea Mitreva 172-G-99 Badel FYR Macedonia
Jovana Dzugovska Badel FYR Macedonia
Jovana Petrushevska 184-F/C-00 Skupi FYR Macedonia
Sandra Lalkova 00 Skupi FYR Macedonia
Sofia Stoyeva 99 Skupi FYR Macedonia
Jovana Stoyanova 99 Skupi FYR Macedonia
Teodora Kuzmanovska 174-G/F-00 Pelister AD FYR Macedonia
Sara Spirovska 175-G/F-99 Pelister AD FYR Macedonia
Anamarija Sheceroska 180-F-00 Struga 2009 FYR Macedonia
Natalija Beleska 175-G/F-00 Struga 2009 FYR Macedonia
Snezana Serafimovska Struga 2009 FYR Macedonia
Nuraj Memedova Pelister AD FYR Macedonia
Ivona Krsteva 99 Kozuvchanka FYR Macedonia




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  GERMANY  


Hap.Petah Tikva tabs Shakeya Leary, ex Freiburg - by Lior Hai

Hapoel Petah Tikva (D1) inked 27-year old American center Shakeya Leary (189-90, college: Syracuse, agency: LBM Management). She played most recently at Eisvogel USC Freiburg in German DBBL. In two Eurocup games she averaged 4.5ppg, 12.0rpg ,4.5apg and 2.0spg last season. Leary also played 13 games in 2.Bundesliga where she had 7.7ppg, 11.6rpg and 1.7apg.
The previous (15-16) season she played at CREF Hola in Spanish LFB. In 26 games she recorded 6.1ppg, 9.6rpg (#4 in the league) and 1.4apg.
Among other achievements Leary's team made it to the Big East Tournament Semifinals in 2013. She received also Eurobasket.com Czech Republic D1 All-Imports Team award in 2015.
Leary has played previously professionally in Chile (New Crusaders) and Czech Republic (BLK Praha).
She attended Syracuse University until 2014 and it will be her fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GIBRALTAR  


Gibraltar National Team 2017 - by Greg

Gibraltar National Team 2017
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Anabella De La Chica
De La Chica
Courtney Ferrer
Ferrer
Karla Gomez
Gomez
Louise Goncalves
Goncalves
Joelle Moreno
Moreno
#e#5
Anabella De La Chica 170-F-00 GIB U16 NT Gibraltar
Valerie Doherty
Courtney Ferrer 173-C-97 GIB U16 NT Gibraltar
Karla Gomez 173-F-90
Lauren Goncalves
Louise Goncalves 160-PG-77
Joelle Moreno 165-G/F-88
Marta Perez Castro
Amy Pozo 165-F-99 GIB U16 NT Gibraltar
Zainya Reyes 173-SG-92
Kaira Sene 174-SF-82




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  HOLLAND  


Courtney Williams (ex Cadi La Seu) agreed terms with Royal Eagles - by Eurobasket News

FSG Royal Eagles (Eredivisie) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old American swingman Courtney Williams (185-94, college: Texas A&M). She played last season at Cadi La Seu in Spanish LFB league.
Among other achievements Williams' team was regular season runner-up in SEC in 2016. She received also All-SEC 2nd Team award in 2014, 2015 and 2016 at her college time.
Williams represented USA at the Panamerican Games in Toronto (Canada) two years ago. Her team won Silver and her stats at that event were 3 games: 3.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.7apg.
Williams has played also professionally in WNBA (Minnesota Lynx).
She attended Texas A&M University until 2016 and it will be her second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Dutch U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Shalaney Kopra Den Helder Holland
Zina Beunk Royal Eagles Holland
Tessa Dubois Binnenland Holland
Chermensa Van la Parra Binnenland Holland
Emy Hayford CTO Holland
Lotte Sant 184-PF-01 Binnenland Holland
Maaike Van Zeijl 188-F-01 Royal Eagles Holland
Josefien Cornelissen Loon Lions Holland
Jade Blagrove Binnenland Holland
Eva Von Oosten Binnenland Holland
Celine Dupont Royal Eagles Holland
Vita Stam 188-F-01 Royal Eagles Holland




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  IRELAND  


One win and one loss for Ireland U17 vs Wales U23 - by Eurobasket News

The Ireland Under 17 women's team travelled to Cardiff this weekend to play a two-game international friendly series against the Wales Under 23 team. Head Coach, Pat O'Neill , lined out two squads against the Welsh side and finished the weekend with one win and one loss.
Wales U23 vs Ireland U17 39-44
Ireland Under 17 Women's team (Squad 2) secured a fantastic five-point win over Wales U23 squad this afternoon to finish the friendly series on one win apiece. This match was a defensive affair with low scoring in each of the quarters. However, it still provided some thrilling basketball. The game started with both teams playing a tight man defence and Ireland shaded it, leading 11-8 at the end of the first. The second quarter was back and forth with all twelve players seeing the court, and Ireland held on to a slim one point lead at the half 20-19. Ireland started the third with a zone press and Wales struggled to get the ball over the half. Pushing the lead out to 5 points having forced turnovers and converted, Ireland worked hard to ensure Wales didn't get back into game. The fourth see-sawed with Ireland ensuring that they kept playing with intensity and hitting shots when they needed to. The travelling supporters were vocal and sensing Ireland were edging the win, provided a home atmosphere to finish the game, with Ireland up by five - 44-39. Speaking afterwards, Head Coach Pat O'Neill said: "It has been a great series with two very close games. Today we saw a reverse of yesterday's result which was deserved. It was wonderful to see so many new internationals get on court and contribute. We have a lot to work on, but these games have served to provide a baseline and I feel the players have showed how far hard work and determination can take them. Now we need to take the lessons and work to address these. Next up will be Great Britain U16s in Dublin next Saturday, they are in the final stages of selection and will provide a very stern test - but we are looking forward to the challenge. "

Wales U23 vs Ireland U17 61-57
After travelling to Cardiff today, the Ireland U17 Women's first squad lost a very close game to the Welsh U23's.
A nervous start from both sides saw Ireland settle quicker towards the end of the first quarter and go five up. The second quarter was very similar and again a strong finish utilising a full court press and forcing turnovers ensured that five point lead was maintained. It was 37 - 32 to Ireland at the half. The third was a different affair with Wales raising their intensity and Ireland showing their youth at times. Going into the fourth Ireland were down two. Wales kept up the pressure and the strength and fitness levels were a telling factor. Down eight with three minutes to go, a surge from the Irish ensured an exciting finish. It was down to three at one point but Wales held on for a four point win. It finished 61-57 to Wales. Speaking afterwards, Head Coach Pat O'Neill stated: "While I am disappointed with a loss, there were so many positives to take from the game. We knew coming that the Welsh were experienced having had games against Scotland earlier in the year and that their size and strength would provide a great test for our ladies. Tomorrow we get a chance for twelve more players to experience international competition and we are looking to reverse the result. "
Courtesy of: basketballireland.ie



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  ISRAEL  


Hap.Petah Tikva welcomes back Isseroff - by Lior Hai

Hapoel Petah Tikva (D1) landed 27-year old guard Maya Isseroff (170-90). It is actually her comeback to Petah Tikva as she has played here before who played last year in Elitzur Ramla (D2). In 2015/2016 season she played in Elitzur Holon (D1). In 21 games she averaged 6.0ppg and 2.7apg. She helped them to make it to the Israeli Cup Semifinals.
The previous (14-15) season Isseroff played at Elitzur Netanya where in 21 D1 games she had 10.6ppg, 1.1rpg and 3.1apg.
Among other achievements Isseroff's team made it to the Israeli Cup final in 2010 and 2013.
She was a member of Israeli U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
Isseroff has played previously for two other teams: Maccabi Ramat Gan and Hap.Petah Tikva.

Hapoel Petah Tikva roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Maya Isseroff
Shahd Abboud

Forward:
Arron Zimmerman

Center:
Shakeya Leary

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Hap.Petah Tikva adds Sykes to their roster - by Lior Hai

Hapoel Petah Tikva (D1) added to their roster 23-year old American guard Brittney Sykes (175-94, college: Syracuse, agency: LBM Management). She play this summer at Atlanta Dream (WNBA). In 12 games she recorded 8.7ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.3apg.
She was voted All-ACC 1st Team in 2017 at her college time.
The previous (15-16) season Sykes played at another team Orange in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA1 where in 38 games she averaged 10.3ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.6apg and 2.0spg. Sykes helped them to make it to the final. A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted to NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team.
This summer she was drafted by Atlanta Dream (WNBA) in first round (7th overall).
The former Syracuse University standout is in her first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hap.Petah Tikva tabs Shakeya Leary, ex Freiburg - by Lior Hai

Hapoel Petah Tikva (D1) inked 27-year old American center Shakeya Leary (189-90, college: Syracuse, agency: LBM Management). She played most recently at Eisvogel USC Freiburg in German DBBL. In two Eurocup games she averaged 4.5ppg, 12.0rpg ,4.5apg and 2.0spg last season. Leary also played 13 games in 2.Bundesliga where she had 7.7ppg, 11.6rpg and 1.7apg.
The previous (15-16) season she played at CREF Hola in Spanish LFB. In 26 games she recorded 6.1ppg, 9.6rpg (#4 in the league) and 1.4apg.
Among other achievements Leary's team made it to the Big East Tournament Semifinals in 2013. She received also Eurobasket.com Czech Republic D1 All-Imports Team award in 2015.
Leary has played previously professionally in Chile (New Crusaders) and Czech Republic (BLK Praha).
She attended Syracuse University until 2014 and it will be her fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ITALY  


Picken Claret keeps Hernandez for another season - by Eurobasket News

Picken Claret Valencia (LF2) re-signed 21-year old Italian small forward Isabel Hernandez (180-96). She has played there for the last two seasons. But in 5 LF2 games she recorded just 0.8ppg last season.
Hernandez was selected to Italian U16 National Team in 2012.

Picken Claret Valencia roster for 2017-2018:

Gloria Argente
Isabel Hernandez
Cecilia Aldecoa
Marta Rabassa
Esther Saez
Noelia Masia

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Giuditta Nicolodi is a newcomer at Lucca - by Eurobasket News

Gesam Gas Le Mura Lucca (Serie A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old power forward Giuditta Nicolodi (185-95, agency: SPORTlab Agency). She played most recently at Velco Vicenza in the Serie A2. In 32 games she recorded 9.9ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.3apg and 2.2spg last season. Nicolodi helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Great season indeed as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Meccanica Nova Vigarano where in 17 games she averaged 3.1ppg and 2.7rpg.
Nicolodi represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Lanzarote (Spain) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 5 games: 0.4ppg, 2.2rpg.
Nicolodi has played previously for two other teams: Venezia and Trieste.

Gesam Gas Le Mura Lucca roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Valeria Battisodo
Erika Striulli
Francesca Melchiori

Forwards:
Federica Tognalini
Martina Crippa

Centers:
Federica Brunetti
Giuditta Nicolodi

Coach: Loris Barbiero

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Maria Giuseppone agreed terms with La Spezia - by Eurobasket News

Carispezia La Spezia (Serie A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 18-year old forward Maria Giuseppone (185-99). She played most recently at the junior team of Castellammare di Stabia in Italian Serie A2. But in 7 games she recorded just 1.7ppg and 1.1rpg last season. Giuseppone also spent pre-season at Dike Napoli that year.

Carispezia La Spezia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Elisa Templari
Sara Innocenzi
Marherita Corradino

Forwards:
Marina Dzinic
Elisabetta Linguaglossa
Laura Reani
Maria Giuseppone

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Valentina Gatti agreed terms with Broni - by Eurobasket News

Pallacanestro Femminile Broni (Serie A1) inked 29-year old former international center Valentina Gatti (190-88) from Fixi Piramis Torino. In 23 Serie A1 games she recorded just 2.4ppg and 2.0rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Gatti played at Gesam Gas Le Mura Lucca. But in 27 games she averaged only 1.7ppg and 1.7rpg. She helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final.
Gatti won Italian A2 South championship title in 2012. She was a member of Italian Senior National Team between 2011 and 2013.
Gatti has played previously for four other teams: C.U.S. Chieti, C.U.S. Cagliari, Brindisi and Milano.

Pallacanestro Femminile Broni roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Enrica Pavia
Ashley Ravelli
Giulia Moroni
Valentina Bonasia

Forwards:
Nina Premasunac
Elena Castello

Center:
Valentina Gatti

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  MACAU  


Macau U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Linzi Yong MAC U16 NT Macau
HU Zhijian MAC U16 NT Macau
Mai Shenggong MAC U16 NT Macau
Huang Jingping MAC U16 NT Macau
Wang Sheng MAC U16 NT Macau
Luo Yong MAC U16 NT Macau
SU Yong MAC U16 NT Macau
WU Qiqi MAC U16 NT Macau
Liu Yong MAC U16 NT Macau
Lin Huatian MAC U16 NT Macau
Tang Yiwen MAC U16 NT Macau
Zengzi Xinhua MAC U16 NT Macau
Lin Yong MAC U16 NT Macau
Yang Peizheng MAC U16 NT Macau
Huang Peizheng MAC U16 NT Macau
LI Lin MAC U16 NT Macau
Kuang Lin MAC U16 NT Macau
Qin Xi MAC U16 NT Macau
Huang Rou MAC U16 NT Macau
Huang Yin MAC U16 NT Macau
Zhu Peizheng MAC U16 NT Macau
LI Peishan MAC U16 NT Macau
Chen Huatianma MAC U16 NT Macau
Sun Jingyi MAC U16 NT Macau
Xue Jing MAC U16 NT Macau
Deng Baoyu MAC U16 NT Macau
YU Lin MAC U16 NT Macau
Huang Xinle MAC U16 NT Macau
WU Ting MAC U16 NT Macau
LI Jingen MAC U16 NT Macau




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  NIGERIA  


Sunshine Angels ready to shine in Ibadan - by Olusegun Ikuesan

Following what can be described as a performance bellow expectation by the ondo state basketball female team sunshine angels in the 3rd phase of the Nigeria women basketball league in Asaba Delta state, the team have put behind them the defeat focusing on the final phase.

The team which finished third in the first and second phase in Abuja and in Kaduna was unable to repeat same fit in Asaba as it finished among the bottom teams.

Reacting to the performance of the team in Asaba,chairman ondo state basketball association Mr Segun IKUESAN said several factors was responsible for the teams poor outing despite the hard work being put in place by the coaching crew which include coach sola aluko and Fisayo Bello.

Some of the challenges identify by the sports administrator includes non payment of match bonuses,poor feeding among others.

Meanwhile the team have shelved aside the poor outing and are ready to shine in Ibadan to get one of the eight slot for the final phase.

Part of the steps taking to prevent reoccurrence and prepare for the challenges ahead include giving more serious attention to the welfare of the players and coaches for a better outing.

Mr IKUESAN however appealed to stakeholders, philanthropist to support sports on Ondo State.

The 4th phase of the Zenith Bank Women's Premier League shifts to Ibadan,and will run from July 6 to 16 inside the Indoor Hall of the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba.

Isaac Afolabi
Media Officer
Ondo state basketball association



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  ROMANIA  


Aulnoye adds Ionescu to their roster, ex Galati - by Eurobasket News

Aulnoye AS (LF2) added to their roster 29-year old Romanian power forward Andra Ionescu (190-88). The last time (13-15) she played at CS Phoenix Galati in Romanian Liga Nationala.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Ionescu's team made it to the Romanian Cup Final Four in 2012. She was selected to Romanian League All-Star Game back in 2012.
Ionescu represented Romania at the Francophonic Championships in Nice (France) four years ago.
She has played also professionally for other Romanian teams like ICIM Arad, Olimpia, Rapid and Craiova.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SERBIA  


Bornova signs Adrijana Knezevic - by Eurobasket News

Bornova Becker (TKBL) signed 30-year old Serbian international forward Adrijana Knezevic (183-87). She played last season at Girne Universitesi in the KBSL. In 21 games she had 11.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.4apg and 1.6spg. TKBL will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Knezevic played at Argon Uni Girona in Spanish LFB where in 31 games she recorded 7.0ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.3apg. She helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final. Knezevic also played 14 games in Euroleague where she averaged 7.6ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.4apg and 1.0spg.
She has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. Knezevic has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2008 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2007.
She represented Serbia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2011 seven years ago. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 10.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.3spg, FGP: 51.1%, FT: 73.9%.
Knezevic is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in France (Villeneuve D'Ascq and Toulouse), Italy (CA Romagna), Poland (Basket Gdynia), Spain (Perfumerias Avenida, Ros Casares, Gran Canaria, Joventud Mariana and Campus Promete) and Serbia (Spartak and Sumadija Kragujevac).

Bornova Becker roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Asena Yalcin
Kubra Erat

Forwards:
Adrijana Knezevic
Saziye Ivegin

Center:
Michelle Snow

Coach: Ceyhun Yildizoglu

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SOUTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U17  


Argentina celebrate title in Sucre - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
Colombia - Argentina 55-71
Argentina marched past Colombia to clinch the Gold medals in Sucre. Florencia Chagas (174-G-01) posted 20 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the champions. Argentina secured a 31:25 halftime advantage. They extended the margin at 15-point mark heading into the fourth period. Argentina limited their opponents to just 12 points in the final quarter and rallied to the triumph. Sofia Acevedo (167-PG-01) dropped 22 points for the winners. Maria Zamora (170-SF-00) responded with 18 points for Colombia.
3-4 Place
Chile - Venezuela 69-64
Chile stepped onto the pedestal in Sucre. They overcame Venezuela in the Bronze medals game. Gallardo Ana (163-PG-00) posted 19 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Chile dominated in the first half. They accumulated a 37:23 halftime lead. Venezuela sank 24 points in the fourth term to cut the deficit but could not avoid the loss. Priscila Godoy (169-PG-00) accounted for 15 points in the victory. Odeth Betancourt (183-C-00) responded with 19 points and 14 rebounds for Venezuela.

5-6 Place
Ecuador - Peru 85-40
Ecuador finished fifth at the championship. They coasted past Peru on the final day of action. Vanessa Ochoa (167-PG-01) stepped up with 13 points to lead the charge. Ecuador piled up a 38:23 halftime lead. They followed with a 47:17 run in the second half to seal a comfortable win. Lory Lugo (183-F/C-00) delivered 12 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Veronica Escudero (173-SF-01) responded with 14 points for Peru.

7-8 Place
Bolivia - Uruguay 61-59
Bolivia finally secured the first victory at the home championship. They nipped Uruguay to occupy the seventh position at the tournament. Noelia Tapia (157-SG-01) recorded 15 points to pace the hosts. Bolivia grabbed a 29:19 halftime advantage. Uruguay narrowed the gap in the second half but came up short of victory at the end. Liz Carrasco (168-PF-00) tossed in 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the win. Aldana Gayoso (168-PG-00) responded with 24 points for Uruguay.



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  SPAIN  


Asurmendi comes back to Avenida - by Eurobasket News

Perfumerias Avenida Salamanca (LFB) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old international point guard Maria Asurmendi (168-86). It is actually her comeback to Perfumerias Avenida as she has played here before. Asurmendi played most recently at Gernika Bizkaia in the LFB. In 28 games she recorded 8.7ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.6apg (top 2) and 2.1spg last season. Great year indeed as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team.
Asurmendi ended the previous (2015-16) season at Perfumerias Avenida where in 11 games she averaged 5.2ppg, 1.4rpg, 2.7apg and 1.0spg. She helped them to win the LFB title (twice) and the cup (also twice). But the most of that year she spent at Conquero. In 19 LFB games she had 5.3ppg, 2.6rpg, 4.1apg and 1.5spg.
Asurmendi has been also a member of Spanish international program for some years. She has regularly played for Spanish senior team since 2016 and previously for U21 National Team in 2007.
Asurmendi represented Spain at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year.
She has played previously for four other teams: Jopisa Burgos, Extrugasa, Cadi La Seu and Navarra Pamplona.

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Patricia Vicente signs at RC Celta - by Eurobasket News

Real Club Celta Baloncesto Vigo (LF2) landed Patricia Vicente from Antiguo Boscos. In 25 LF2 games she averaged 10.0ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.9spg last season.

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Picken Claret keeps Hernandez for another season - by Eurobasket News

Picken Claret Valencia (LF2) re-signed 21-year old Italian small forward Isabel Hernandez (180-96). She has played there for the last two seasons. But in 5 LF2 games she recorded just 0.8ppg last season.
Hernandez was selected to Italian U16 National Team in 2012.

Picken Claret Valencia roster for 2017-2018:

Gloria Argente
Isabel Hernandez
Cecilia Aldecoa
Marta Rabassa
Esther Saez
Noelia Masia

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Cecilia Aldecoa agreed terms with Picken Claret - by Eurobasket News

Picken Claret Valencia (LF2) inked Cecilia Aldecoa from CD Ponce Valladolid. Aldecoa has played there for the last four years. In 26 LF2 games she recorded 8.3ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1spg last season.
She helped her team to make it to the U19 Championships Final in 2014.

Picken Claret Valencia roster for 2017-2018:

Gloria Argente
Cecilia Aldecoa
Marta Rabassa
Esther Saez
Noelia Masia

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Malpartida re-signs at Alcobendas - by Eurobasket News

Fundal Alcobendas (LF2) confirmed in their roster 19-year old Maria Malpartida (98). She played there last season. In 29 LF2 games she had 3.6ppg.
Malpartida helped her team to make it to the LF2 Final in 2017.

Fundal Alcobendas roster for 2017-2018:

Paula Palomares
Sheila Mangada
Aitana Cuevas
Lucia Togores
Maria Malpartida

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Courtney Williams (ex Cadi La Seu) agreed terms with Royal Eagles - by Eurobasket News

FSG Royal Eagles (Eredivisie) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old American swingman Courtney Williams (185-94, college: Texas A&M). She played last season at Cadi La Seu in Spanish LFB league.
Among other achievements Williams' team was regular season runner-up in SEC in 2016. She received also All-SEC 2nd Team award in 2014, 2015 and 2016 at her college time.
Williams represented USA at the Panamerican Games in Toronto (Canada) two years ago. Her team won Silver and her stats at that event were 3 games: 3.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.7apg.
Williams has played also professionally in WNBA (Minnesota Lynx).
She attended Texas A&M University until 2016 and it will be her second season in pro basketball.

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  TURKEY  


Fenerbahce keeps Cora for another season - by Eurobasket News

Fenerbahce Spor Kulubu Istanbul (KBSL) re-signed 24-year old international swingman Ayse Cora (175-93, agency: 1x1 Sports). She played there last season. In 35 KBSL games she recorded 3.8ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.2apg. Cora helped them to make it to both league and Supercup final after they ended regular season as second best team. She also played 19 games in Euroleague where she averaged 3.8ppg and 1.5rpg. Cora contributed to her team making it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Besiktas. In 26 games she had 8.8ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.2apg and 1.5spg. Cora also played 12 games in Eurocup where she got 8.6ppg, 3.5rpg, 3.5apg and 1.3spg.
Cora has been also a member of Turkish international program for some years. She has regularly played for Turkish senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2013.
Cora also represented Turkey at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 5 games: 2.2ppg.
Cora has played previously for three other teams: Galatasaray, Edirne and Asistanbul.

Fenerbahce Spor Kulubu Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Birsel Vardarli
Ozge Yavas

Forward:
Ayse Cora

Center:
Tilbe Senyurek

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Fenerbahce keeps Vardarli for another season - by Eurobasket News

Fenerbahce Spor Kulubu Istanbul (KBSL) re-signed 33-year old international point guard Birsel Vardarli (175-84). She has played there for the last eleven seasons. In 35 KBSL games she averaged 7.5ppg, 4.3rpg and 7.3apg last season. Vardarli helped them to make it to both league and Supercup final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very good season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish KBSL Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team. Vardarli also played 19 games in Euroleague where she had 4.7ppg, 4.0rpg, 5.8apg (top 4) and 1.1spg. She contributed to her team making it to the final. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements Vardarli won Turkish KBSL championship title in 2016. She received also Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKBL Domestic Player of the Year award back in 2012 and 2013.
Vardarli has been also a member of Turkish international program for some years. She has regularly played for Turkish senior team since 2005 and previously for U20 National Team in 2004.
Vardarli represented Turkey at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 6.0ppg, 2.8rpg, Assists-5 (4.5apg), FGP: 27.6%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 50.0%.
Vardarli Migros.
Her game is described as: A very talented player, she has a great ability to play and successfully manage both the offensive and defensive parts of the game. For sure the best backcourt player in Turkey, maybe one of the best in the continent.

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Turkish U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Turkish U16 National Team 2017
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Goksen Fitik
Fitik
Zeynep Gul
Gul
Nisa Yalcin
Yalcin
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Zeybek Senay 160-PG-01 Istanbul Univ. Turkey
Simay Oget Cankaya Turkey
Goksen Fitik 170-SG-01 Botas Turkey
Duygu Ozen Fenerbahce Turkey
Sugranur Sonmez Istanbul Univ. Turkey
Suzan Kinran Fenerbahce Turkey
Feride Akalan Istanbul Univ. Turkey
Miray Balotu Galatasaray Turkey
Zeynep Gul 190-F/C-01 Fenerbahce Turkey
Melek Uzunoglu Besiktas Turkey
Derin Erdogan Istanbul Univ. Turkey
Nisa Yalcin 188-C-01 Besiktas Turkey

Halil Demirbilek Head Coach



Bornova signs Adrijana Knezevic - by Eurobasket News

Bornova Becker (TKBL) signed 30-year old Serbian international forward Adrijana Knezevic (183-87). She played last season at Girne Universitesi in the KBSL. In 21 games she had 11.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.4apg and 1.6spg. TKBL will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Knezevic played at Argon Uni Girona in Spanish LFB where in 31 games she recorded 7.0ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.3apg. She helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final. Knezevic also played 14 games in Euroleague where she averaged 7.6ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.4apg and 1.0spg.
She has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. Knezevic has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2008 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2007.
She represented Serbia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2011 seven years ago. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 10.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.3spg, FGP: 51.1%, FT: 73.9%.
Knezevic is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in France (Villeneuve D'Ascq and Toulouse), Italy (CA Romagna), Poland (Basket Gdynia), Spain (Perfumerias Avenida, Ros Casares, Gran Canaria, Joventud Mariana and Campus Promete) and Serbia (Spartak and Sumadija Kragujevac).

Bornova Becker roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Asena Yalcin
Kubra Erat

Forwards:
Adrijana Knezevic
Saziye Ivegin

Center:
Michelle Snow

Coach: Ceyhun Yildizoglu

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Izmit signs Arhonda Covington - by Eurobasket News

Izmit Belediyespor (TKBL) signed 32-year old American forward Arhonda Covington (185-85, college: Louisville) from Edirne Bld. Edirnespor. In 37 TKBL games in Turkey she was fourth best scorer with impressive 20.4ppg and averaged 11.9rpg, 2.5apg and 2.0spg last season. A very impressive year as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKBL Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Covington played at Campus Promete in Spanish LFB where in 26 games she had 9.9ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.7apg and 1.2spg.
Covington is quite experienced player. She has played in five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Africa and of course North America). Covington has played previously professionally in Finland (S-Hameenmaa), France (COB Calais and Hainaut), Switzerland (Fribourg and Helios), Spain (Cadi La Seu and Mann Filter) and Mozambique (Desportivo Maputo).
She attended University of Louisville until 2007 and it will be her eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.

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  WALES  


One win and one loss for Ireland U17 vs Wales U23 - by Eurobasket News

The Ireland Under 17 women's team travelled to Cardiff this weekend to play a two-game international friendly series against the Wales Under 23 team. Head Coach, Pat O'Neill , lined out two squads against the Welsh side and finished the weekend with one win and one loss.
Wales U23 vs Ireland U17 39-44
Ireland Under 17 Women's team (Squad 2) secured a fantastic five-point win over Wales U23 squad this afternoon to finish the friendly series on one win apiece. This match was a defensive affair with low scoring in each of the quarters. However, it still provided some thrilling basketball. The game started with both teams playing a tight man defence and Ireland shaded it, leading 11-8 at the end of the first. The second quarter was back and forth with all twelve players seeing the court, and Ireland held on to a slim one point lead at the half 20-19. Ireland started the third with a zone press and Wales struggled to get the ball over the half. Pushing the lead out to 5 points having forced turnovers and converted, Ireland worked hard to ensure Wales didn't get back into game. The fourth see-sawed with Ireland ensuring that they kept playing with intensity and hitting shots when they needed to. The travelling supporters were vocal and sensing Ireland were edging the win, provided a home atmosphere to finish the game, with Ireland up by five - 44-39. Speaking afterwards, Head Coach Pat O'Neill said: "It has been a great series with two very close games. Today we saw a reverse of yesterday's result which was deserved. It was wonderful to see so many new internationals get on court and contribute. We have a lot to work on, but these games have served to provide a baseline and I feel the players have showed how far hard work and determination can take them. Now we need to take the lessons and work to address these. Next up will be Great Britain U16s in Dublin next Saturday, they are in the final stages of selection and will provide a very stern test - but we are looking forward to the challenge. "

Wales U23 vs Ireland U17 61-57
After travelling to Cardiff today, the Ireland U17 Women's first squad lost a very close game to the Welsh U23's.
A nervous start from both sides saw Ireland settle quicker towards the end of the first quarter and go five up. The second quarter was very similar and again a strong finish utilising a full court press and forcing turnovers ensured that five point lead was maintained. It was 37 - 32 to Ireland at the half. The third was a different affair with Wales raising their intensity and Ireland showing their youth at times. Going into the fourth Ireland were down two. Wales kept up the pressure and the strength and fitness levels were a telling factor. Down eight with three minutes to go, a surge from the Irish ensured an exciting finish. It was down to three at one point but Wales held on for a four point win. It finished 61-57 to Wales. Speaking afterwards, Head Coach Pat O'Neill stated: "While I am disappointed with a loss, there were so many positives to take from the game. We knew coming that the Welsh were experienced having had games against Scotland earlier in the year and that their size and strength would provide a great test for our ladies. Tomorrow we get a chance for twelve more players to experience international competition and we are looking to reverse the result. "
Courtesy of: basketballireland.ie