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  ABA LEAGUE  



Blaz Mahkovic from Igokea back to Domzale - by Rado Markovic Hribernik

Dragan Bajic will continue to build his squad for next season without Blaz Mahkovic (201-F-90, agency: PEPI SPORT) on it. The potential national team member of Slovenia has agreed to play for the Helios Suns Domzale of Domzale again.

One could say that Mahkovic is returning home at last. After having spent three seasons in the ABA League, Blaz Mahkovic, who earned himself a place in the Slovenia national team roster at the training camp ahead of FIBA EuroBasket 2017, is returning back to Domzale. He has agreed on cooperation for the upcoming season with the Helios Suns Domzale.

The player has averaged 4.5 points and 2.6 rebounds per game in the ABA League last season, playing for BC Igokea Aleksandrovac. Mahkovic has last played for Helios Suns Domzale during the 2013/14 season.



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.'




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  ANDORRA  


Roger Lliteras joins Cornella - by Eurobasket News

CB Cornella (EBA) agreed terms with 21-year old Andorra international guard Roger Lliteras (195-96) from Santfeliuenc. In 22 EBA games he had 8.4ppg, 1.4rpg, 2.5apg and 1.0spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Lliteras played at BC Morabanc Andorra II where in 26 EBA games he recorded 6.2ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.0spg.
He has been also a member of Andorra international program for some years. Lliteras has regularly played for Andorra senior team since 2014 and previously for U18 National Team in 2014.
He represented Andorra at the European Championship for Small Countries in Moldova last year.
Lliteras has played previously for two other teams: Lleida_Basquet and CB Pardinyes-Lleida.

CB Cornella roster for 2017-2018:

Nestor Zamora
Alexandre Sanmartin
Oscar Raya
Alberto Farfan
Fernando Villalon
Roger Lliteras
Alfons Pilan

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Alberto Farfan joins Cornella - by Eurobasket News

CB Cornella (EBA) agreed terms with 26-year old American international forward Alberto Farfan (193-91) from Santfeliuenc. He has played there for the last four years. In 22 EBA games he had 10.0ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.1apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Farfan won Spanish LEB Silver championship title in 2012. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championship for Small Countries 2nd Team in 2016.
He is a dual citizen owning also Andorra passport.
Farfan has been also a member of Andorra international program for some years. He has regularly played for Andorra senior team since 2010 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2009.
Farfan represented Andorra at the European Championship for Small Countries in Moldova last year.

CB Cornella roster for 2017-2018:

Nestor Zamora
Alexandre Sanmartin
Oscar Raya
Alberto Farfan
Fernando Villalon
Alfons Pilan

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ARGENTINA  

Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Tucker, Estudian.21.9 
 2. Green, Instituto19.9 
 3. Solano, Echague19.8 
 4. Sims, Regatas C.18.8 
 5. Quinteros, Regat.18.0 
 6. Deck, San Lorenzo17.9 
 7. Vildoza, Quilm.17.2 
 8. Mickeal, Atenas17.1 
 9. Redivo, Weber B.16.9 
 10. Harper, Quimsa16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Williams, Olimpico.11.6 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.4 
 3. Clancy, Instituto9.9 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.9.4 
 5. Justiz, Estudian.8.9 
 6. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.9 
 7. Francis, La Union8.7 
 8. Johnson, Atenas8.3 
 9. Vargas, GECR I.8.2 
 10. Espinoza, Regat.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Maximiliano STANIC
  Olimpico.
  (178-PG-78)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Stanic, Olimpico.6.4 
 2. Balbi, Ferrocarril6.1 
 3. Barral, Obras B.5.6 
 4. Konsztadt, La Union5.4 
 5. Aguirre, San L.5.4 
 6. Cantero, San M.5.1 
 7. Figueroa, Penarol4.5 
 8. Hopson, Quimsa4.5 
 9. Solano, Echague4.3 
 10. Ciorciari, Instituto4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Gelvis SOLANO
  Echague
  (185-G-94)
  Avg: 2
 1. Solano, Echague2.0 
 2. Garcia, San M.1.9 
 3. Basualdo, Quilm.1.7 
 4. Vildoza, Quilm.1.7 
 5. Johnson, Weber B.1.6 
 6. De-l., GECR I.1.6 
 7. Zurbriggen, Obras B.1.6 
 8. Calfani, San L.1.5 
 9. Redivo, Weber B.1.4 
 10. Whelan, Instituto1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Williams, Olimpico.3.0 
 2. Justiz, Estudian.2.1 
 3. Daniels, Quimsa1.6 
 4. Richard, Obras B.1.5 
 5. Crawford, Argen.1.5 
 6. Battle, Quimsa1.4 
 7. Meyinsse, San L.1.3 
 8. Calfani, San L.1.2 
 9. Clancy, Instituto1.1 
 10. Acuna, Penarol1.0 


LigaA Round 1 of Finals. San Lorenzo grab opening victory - by Eurobasket News

San Lorenzo - Regatas C. 88-62

San Lorenzo overcame Regatas in the championship series opener. The game without a history. San Lorenzo led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The former international Marcos Mata (201-86) fired 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. International forward Gabriel Deck (199-95) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. San Lorenzo's coach Julio Cesar Lamas felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American Chevon Troutman (202-81, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Interperformances) produced 19 points and guard Juan Arengo (190-96) added 14 points and 5 assists respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
San Lorenzo: G.Deck 16+6reb, M.Mata 14+8reb+1ast, A.Perez Kaufmann 12+2reb+2ast, C.Matias Sandes 11+5reb+2ast, N.Aguirre 8+5reb+4ast, S.Safar 8+2reb+2ast
Regatas C.: C.Troutman 19+3reb, J.Arengo 14+1reb+5ast, F.Martina 9+8reb, S.Vidal 6+4reb+6ast, M.Giordano 5+1ast, J.Saiz 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 549042





GECR Indalo signs Carlos Buendia - by Eurobasket News

Gimnasia-Indalo Esgr.Comodoro Rivadavia (LigaA) signed 22-year old point guard Carlos Buendia (178-95) from Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda. In four LigaA games he had 3.0ppg and 1.5rpg last season. Buendia also played that season for La Union where in 35 LigaA games he recorded 13.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.5apg and 1.2spg.
He has played previously for Petr.Argentino.

Gimnasia-Indalo Esgr.Comodoro Rivadavia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Juan_Manuel Rivero
Carlos Buendia

Forwards:
Federico Haller
Shaquille Johnson
Luis Riascos

Center:
Diego Romero

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @PickandRollWeb)

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Nicolas Laprovittola left Baskonia - by Eurobasket News

27-year old Argentinian international point guard Nicolas Laprovittola (193-90) left Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa). He played there also last season. In 22 games he had 6.2ppg, 1.5rpg and 3.1apg. Laprovittola helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. He played there also last season. Laprovittola also played 13 games in Euroleague where he recorded just 2.9ppg and 2.4apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Laprovittola managed to play in three leagues last year. The other team Laprovittola played that season for were the Spurs in NBA. In 16 games he averaged 3.7ppg and 1.8apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Laprovittola was voted Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian League Import Player of the Year back in 2014.
He has been also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. Laprovittola has regularly played for Argentinian senior team since 2011 and previously for U19 National Team in 2009.
He also represented Argentina at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 8.8ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.8apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 41.2%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 80.0%.
Laprovittola is quite experienced player. He has played in four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Laprovittola has played previously professionally in Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Brazil (Flamengo) and Argentina (Lanus).
He could be described: A very talented PG, has great shooting range and scoring ability. Has an high basketball IQ, personality and court vision. Can defend hard, and can yet quarterback senior teams with success. Huge upside, even at top level.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Olimpico de La Banda keeps Williams for another season - by Eurobasket News

Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda (LigaA) re-signed 33-year old American power forward Justin Williams (206-118kg-84, college: Wyoming, agency: DTMones). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 64 LigaA games he averaged 10.7ppg, 11.6rpg (leader !!!) and 3.0bpg last season.
In 2006 Williams was drafted by Vancouver Dragons (CBA) in second round (17th overall).
The former University of Wyoming standoutis in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Williams' team won Argentinian LigaA North Group Regular Season in 2016. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA Player of the Year award and Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA Import Player of the Year award in 2016.
Williams is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in ten different countries playing on four different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Williams has played previously professionally in China, Dominican Rep., Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem), Philippines (Globalport and SM Beermen), Turkey, Venezuela (Panteras), NBA (Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings and Charlotte Hornets), NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors and Los Angeles D-Fenders), Dominican Republic (Soles de Santo Domingo) and Vietnam (Saigon Heat).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: An outstanding defensive player, who has the ability to change a game with his shot blocking and rebounding. He can contest every shot, forcing the opponents to stay away from the middle. Runs well. Decent hook shot, but otherwise raw offensively. Tenacious rebounder.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mario Jose Ghersetti agreed terms with Orzinuovi GaGa - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer GaGa' Milano OrziBasket Orzinuovi strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 36-year old naturalized Argentinian power forward Mario Jose Ghersetti (201-111kg-81). He has played for the last two years at Bergamo Basket 2014 in the Serie B. In 34 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.7ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1spg last season. Ghersetti helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Great season indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Viola (Serie A) where in 9 games he averaged 6.7ppg and 3.8rpg. Ghersetti contributed to his team making it to the group final.
Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Ghersetti has played previously professionally also in Argentina (Penarol, C.Entrerriano and Quilmes Mar del Plata) and Italy (Verona, Vigevano, Germani Basket Brescia, Scafati and Porto Torres).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Orzinuovi GaGa.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A very strong inside player, who plays with great heart and hustle. Sometimes he tends to play out of control, however, and he will become very better the day he will improve his game-reading.

GaGa' Milano OrziBasket Orzinuovi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andrea Scanzi
Antonio Ruggiero
Mohamed Toure

Forward:
Mario_Jose Ghersetti

Center:
Davide Zambon

By Eurobasket Data Center

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San Isidro keeps Sciutto for another season - by Eurobasket News

San Isidro San Francisco (TNA) re-signed experienced 39-year old naturalized Italian swingman German Sciutto (190-78, agency: Interperformances). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 45 TNA games he averaged 8.0ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg last season. Sciutto helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
Among other achievements his team won Argentinian TNA Center North Regular Season in 2016. Sciutto received also Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA Newcomer of the Year award back in 2009.
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. Sciutto has played previously professionally also in Italy (Reggio C. Vis, Fabriano, Ragusa and Scafati) and Argentina (GECR Indalo, C.Entrerriano, Quilmes Mar del Plata, Instituto and MH Basket).
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 San Isidro.

San Isidro San Francisco roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Martin Muller

Forwards:
German Sciutto
Tomas Rossi

Center:
Jose Peralta

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ARMENIA  


Armenian U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Georgi Shakhnazarov
Shakhnazarov
Georgi Hovhannisyan
Hovhannisyan
Andre Zohrabyan
Zohrabyan
Georgi Podkolzin
Podkolzin
Artyom Pechenjyan
Pechenjyan
#e#5
1Alex Iskenderian 183-PG-99 Holy Martyrs USA
5Georgi Shakhnazarov 194-SF-01
6David Mikaelyan 188-SF-99
7Georgi Hovhannisyan 193-SG-99
8Andre Zohrabyan 199-C-00
10Avo Danielyan 193-SG-99
11Georgi Podkolzin 200-PG-99
12Arman Danielyan 185-SG-99
14Artyom Pechenjyan 202-PF-00
21Shant Arslanyan 192-SF-99
23Vladimir Harutyunyan 194-SF-99

Yeghish Davtyan Head Coach
Mikael Pogosian Assistant



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  AUSTRALIA  


State Leagues Round-Up - by Eurobasket News

Big V
Hume City - Ringwood H. 79-111

There was no surprise in Tullamarine where 10th ranked Hume City Broncos (5-12) were crushed by third ranked Ringwood Hawks (13-4) 111-79 on Saturday. Ringwood Hawks dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Hume City Broncos' 38. They outrebounded Hume City Broncos 53-25 including a 37-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Ringwood Hawks looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Hume City Broncos' players. The best player for the winners was American guard Jacob Gibson (198-93, college: Harding) who scored 29 points and 6 rebounds. The other American import forward Mike McCahey (196, college: St.Anselm) chipped in 25 points and 6 rebounds. Five Ringwood Hawks players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was naturalized British guard Lee Jeka (193-83) who recorded 28 points and 5 assists and J O'Rieley added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Ringwood Hawks maintains third position in League with 13-4 record having just nine point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Hume City Broncos keep the tenth place with 12 games lost. Ringwood Hawks will face Magic (#8) in Hawthorn in the next round where they are favorite. Hume City Broncos will play at home against Eltham Wildcats and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ringwood H.: J.Gibson 29+6reb+2ast, M.McCahey 25+6reb+3ast, S.Clarke 16+16reb, T.Latham 15+7reb+3ast, M.Fennell 11+10reb+5ast, S.Osborne 9+3reb+1ast
Hume City: L.Jeka 28+4reb+5ast, J.O'Rieley 16+5reb+1ast, S.Prendergast 13+1reb, L.Egan 7+6reb+2ast, M.Rose 6+5reb+4ast, J.Schafer 6
gschID: 541372


Werribee D. - Casey C. 75-79

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Werribee where sixth ranked Casey C. (10-7) defeated 5th ranked Devils (9-9) 79-75 on Sunday. Casey C. looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was guard Mitch Chapman (187-85) who scored 22 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Guard Benjamin Louis (192-88, college: JMU) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists. Four Casey C. players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Nathan Wilson (201-85, college: N.Greenville) who recorded a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds and American guard Jeremy Smith (190, college: Nicholls St.) added 21 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Casey C. moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Devils dropped to the sixth position with nine games lost. Casey C. will face McKinnon C. (#7) at home in the next round. Devils will play against Eltham Wildcats and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Casey C.: M.Chapman 22+8reb+6ast, R.Lemons 18+7reb+2ast, C.Polk 11+10reb+2ast, B.Louis 10+10reb+7ast, D.Johnson 8+3reb, M.McInnes 7+4reb+5ast
Werribee D.: N.Wilson 26+13reb+1ast, J.Smith 21+6reb+3ast, J.Hughes 10+8reb+2ast, J.Ward 6+3reb, B.Allison 5+4reb+4ast, A.Ayilara 5+5reb+2ast
gschID: 541377


Corio Bay S. - Eltham W. 58-74

Very expected game in Geelong where 11th ranked Stingrays (4-12) were defeated by fourth ranked Eltham Wildcats (12-4) 74-58 on Saturday. Eltham Wildcats outrebounded Stingrays 52-41 including 17 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was guard Justin Aver (190-89) who scored 20 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Jordan Canovan chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds. Eltham Wildcats' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Jordan Latham (206-91, college: Loyola, MD) who recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds and guard Joel Mcfall (189-94) added 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists respectively. Eltham Wildcats maintains fourth position in League with 12-4 record. Loser Stingrays keep the eleventh place with 12 games lost. Eltham Wildcats will face Hume City Broncos (#10) in Tullamarine in the next round where they are favorite. Stingrays will play at home against Ringwood Hawks and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Eltham W.: J.Aver 20+7reb+6ast, J.Canovan 16+5reb, C.Cameron 12+5reb+1ast, J.Todd 8+7reb+2ast, J.Malvaso 6+3reb+1ast, S.Whelan 3+2reb+1ast
Corio Bay S.: J.Latham 17+13reb+1ast, J.Mcfall 13+5reb+5ast, C.Walsh 10+3reb+2ast, C.Blythe 5+1reb+3ast, B.Armstrong 5+5reb, Q.Walker 4+8reb
gschID: 541374


Knox R. - Corio Bay S. 102-75

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Knox Raiders as it allowed them to take a leadership position in League. Knox Raiders smashed 11th ranked Stingrays in Wantirna South 102-75. Knox Raiders players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Stingrays' players. They brought some defensive toughness making 12 blocks. It was a good game for American forward Christopher Kaba (203-88, college: N.Colorado) who led his team to a victory with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Center Abraham Nyok (203, college: Yellowstone Chr.) contributed with 8 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Four Knox Raiders players scored in double figures. Knox Raiders' coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American power forward Jordan Latham (206-91, college: Loyola, MD) replied with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 13 rebounds and guard Joel Mcfall (189-94) added 18 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Stingrays. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Stingrays at the other side keep the eleventh place with 12 games lost. Stingrays will play next round against strong Ringwood Hawks trying to get back on the winning streak. Knox Raiders will try to continue on its current victory against twelfth ranked Whittlesea City at Mill Park.
Top scorers:
Knox R.: A.Thoseby 18+1ast, D.Hare 17+3reb+2ast, C.Kaba 14+8reb+7ast, M.Unwin 11+7reb+1ast, D.McDonald 11+5reb+2ast, A.Nyok 8+11reb+3ast
Corio Bay S.: J.Latham 27+13reb+2ast, J.Mcfall 18+7reb+2ast, M.Stoop 9+4reb+1ast, J.Headlam 7+7reb, T.Rozenfeld 5+2reb+2ast, A.Ruiz 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 541376


Whittlesea City - Waverley F. 76-106

Very predictable result in Mill Park where first ranked Waverley Falcons (14-4) outscored 12th ranked Whittlesea City (1-15) 106-76 on Sunday. They outrebounded Whittlesea City 52-26 including a 16-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Waverley Falcons looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was guard Jason Reardon (189-83) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Forward Chris Arkell (198-90) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Jonathan Maybank who recorded 21 points and 8 rebounds and Dominic Bruno added 23 points respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Despite that victory Waverley Falcons went down to second position (League) due to points difference. Loser Whittlesea City keeps the twelfth place with 15 games lost. Waverley Falcons will face McKinnon C. (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Whittlesea City will play against the league's leader Knox Raiders (#1) in Wantirna South and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Waverley F.: J.Reardon 24+15reb+4ast, B.Kelleher 22+3reb+4ast, C.Arkell 15+10reb+5ast, D.Simmons 13+12reb+1ast, T.Liesting 13+1ast, T.Boyle 9+6reb+1ast
Whittlesea City: D.Bruno 23+3reb+2ast, J.Maybank 21+8reb, E.Potts-Broughton 16+6reb+1ast, A.Zeverona 10+5reb+6ast, T.Watson 4+1reb, D.Van Lunenburg 2+2reb
gschID: 541378


McKinnon C. - Werribee D. 83-72

There was a minor upset when 5th ranked Devils (9-9) were defeated on the road by seventh ranked McKinnon C. (8-7) 83-72 on Saturday. McKinnon C. dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Devils' 34. They outrebounded Devils 43-28 including 29 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American forward Dillon Stith (200-92, college: St.Vincent) who had a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 14 rebounds. Naturalized Croatian forward Ivan Platenik (201-83, college: Alaska-Anch.) chipped in 19 points and 9 rebounds. Four McKinnon C. players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Jordan Hughes (192-92, college: Dakota St.) who recorded 22 points and his fellow American import guard Jeremy Smith (190, college: Nicholls St.) added 17 points respectively. McKinnon C. maintains seventh position in League with 8-7 record. Loser Devils dropped to the sixth place with nine games lost. McKinnon C. will face higher ranked Casey C. (#5) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
McKinnon C.: D.Stith 34+14reb+1ast, I.Platenik 19+9reb+2ast, J.Maybank 11+8reb+3ast, N.Mueller 10+1reb+1ast, D.Walker 4+2reb+6ast, A.Dench 3+5reb+1ast
Werribee D.: J.Hughes 22+4reb+2ast, J.Smith 17+3reb+2ast, D.Herbert 9+2reb, A.Ayilara 8+8reb, N.Morda 7+1reb, B.Allison 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 541375


Casey C. - Diamond V.E. 84-79

Everything went according to plan when sixth ranked Casey C. (10-7) won against at home 9th ranked Diamond Valley Eagles (5-12) 84-79 on Saturday. Casey C. made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. They also forced 22 Diamond Valley Eagles turnovers. The best player for the winners was American power forward Charles Polk (200-84, college: Butler) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Benjamin Louis (192-88, college: JMU) chipped in 15 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 7 steals. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Raanthony Sanders (190, college: Pensacola JC) who recorded 29 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Brandon Conley (198, college: ORU) added 12 points and 10 rebounds respectively. Five Casey C. and four Diamond Valley Eagles players scored in double figures. Casey C. moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Diamond Valley Eagles keep the ninth position with 12 games lost. Casey C. will face McKinnon C. (#7) at home in the next round. Diamond Valley Eagles will play against Magic in Hawthorn and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Casey C.: C.Polk 18+12reb+1ast, M.McInnes 17+1reb, R.Lemons 17+2reb+1ast, B.Louis 15+5reb+6ast, M.Chapman 13+4reb+1ast, D.Johnson 4+6reb
Diamond V.E.: R.Sanders 29+7reb+2ast, M.Reynolds 12+4reb+2ast, G.Page 12+4reb, B.Conley 12+10reb, C. Conlon 5+4reb+1ast, H.Kansak 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 541373


Hawthorn M. - Knox R. 67-91

There was no surprise in Hawthorn where 8th ranked Magic (5-10) was crushed by second ranked Knox Raiders (14-4) 91-67 on Saturday. Knox Raiders forced 19 Magic turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was Adrian Tomada who scored 11 points and 6 assists. Forward Dylan Hare (193-93) chipped in 13 points and 4 assists. Five Knox Raiders players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American swingman Joshua Morrison (198-91, college: NC-Wesleyan) who recorded 27 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Alex Bogart-King (200) added 10 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Knox Raiders keep a position of League leader. Loser Magic keeps the eighth place with ten games lost. Knox Raiders will face Whittlesea City (#12) in Mill Park in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Magic will play on the road against Ringwood Hawks (#3) in Heathmont and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Knox R.: A.Thoseby 15+2reb, D.Hare 13+4reb+4ast, C.Kaba 12+6reb+2ast, A.Tomada 11+4reb+6ast, L.Carroll 11+7reb+1ast, B.Waterhouse 9+1reb+4ast
Hawthorn M.: J.Morrison 27+7reb+4ast, A.Bogart-King 10+5reb+6ast, L.Sist 9+5reb+1ast, K.Smith 7+2reb+1ast, P.McBrearty 5+2reb+2ast, P.Chelvan 4+1reb
gschID: 541371


Premier League
S.Adelaide P. - Forestville E. 78-73

There was a surprise result in Park Holme where seventh ranked South Adelaide Panthers (7-7) defeated second-best Forestville Eagles (9-5) 78-73 on Sunday. Forestville Eagles were plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American guard Eian Davis (185-90, college: Albertus Magnus) who had a double-double by scoring 32 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists. Forward Caleb Davis (206-95, college: Saginaw Valley) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Sudanese forward Majok Deng (208-93, college: La-Monroe) who recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and 16 rebounds and forward Trent Fildes (197-88, college: Georgia Coll.) added 18 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) respectively. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. South Adelaide Panthers maintains seventh position in League with 7-7 record. Loser Forestville Eagles keep the second place with five games lost. South Adelaide Panthers will face league's leader North Adelaide Rockets in Greenacres in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Forestville Eagles will play at home against Noarlunga City Southern Tigers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
S.Adelaide P.: E.Davis 32+6reb+10ast, C.Davis 16+11reb+1ast, J.Reid 8+9reb, S.Boal 7+8reb+3ast, T.McKenzie 4+5reb+1ast, B.Regester 3+6reb+1ast
Forestville E.: J.Rios 20+7reb+2ast, T.Fildes 18+9reb+2ast, M.Deng 16+16reb+3ast, C.Newland 4+3reb, S. Wright 4+3reb+2ast, B.Haydon 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 541479


N.Adelaide R. - C.District L. 117-71

Very expected game in Greenacres where 9th ranked Central District Lions (2-11) were rolled over by first ranked North Adelaide Rockets (11-3) 117-71 on Saturday. North Adelaide Rockets forced 24 Central District Lions turnovers and outrebounded them 62-33 including a 25-11 advantage in offensive rebounds. North Adelaide Rockets looked well-organized offensively handing out 37 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by Central District Lions' players. Central District Lions were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American guard Aric Miller (190-90, college: Armstr.Atlantic) who scored 39 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Brad Jonnek chipped in a double-double by scoring 24 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. Four North Adelaide Rockets players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Ricardo Martin (203-92, college: Lander) who recorded 15 points and 7 rebounds and Koen Sapwell added 12 points and 4 assists respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. North Adelaide Rockets maintains first position in League with 11-3 record. Loser Central District Lions keep the ninth place with 11 games lost. North Adelaide Rockets will face South Adelaide Panthers (#7) in Park Holme in the next round where they are favorite. Central District Lions will play at home against West Adelaide Bearcats and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
N.Adelaide R.: A.Miller 39+6reb+6ast, B.Jonnek 24+11reb+7ast, D.Aistrope 13+1reb+2ast, A.Starling 13+12reb+8ast, R.Harding 10+8reb+5ast, N. Marshall 6+2reb+1ast
C.District L.: R.Martin 15+7reb+3ast, K.Sapwell 12+2reb+4ast, M.Makoi 11+7reb, A. Cunningham 8+1reb, N.Larkins 7+6reb+2ast, T.Hoffmann 7+2reb+2ast
gschID: 541475


Sturt S. - Eastern M. 102-74

Rather predictable result in Pasadena where sixth ranked Sturt Sabres (8-6) outscored 10th ranked Eastern Mavericks (1-12) 102-74 on Saturday. Sturt Sabres dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Eastern Mavericks' 32. Sturt Sabres had a 30-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Sturt Sabres especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 61.5 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 32 assists comparing to just 17 passes made by Eastern Mavericks' players. The best player for the winners was forward Jacob Rigoni (198-98) who scored 22 points and 8 rebounds. The former international power forward Claybrin McMath (203-90, college: Bryant) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds. Four Sturt Sabres players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Devon Mcgee who recorded 20 points and 7 rebounds and Sebastian Vozzo added 17 points respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Sturt Sabres maintains sixth position in League with 8-6 record. Loser Eastern Mavericks keep the tenth place with 12 games lost. Sturt Sabres will face Woodville Warriors (#8) in Flinders Park in the next round. Eastern Mavericks will play at home against Norwood Flames and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Sturt S.: J.Rigoni 22+8reb+2ast, C.McMath 19+6reb+1ast, M.Calligeros 14+3reb+1ast, J.Warbout 11+7reb+5ast, J.Turnbull 9+2reb+3ast, C.Matthews 9+4reb
Eastern M.: D.Mcgee 20+7reb, S.Vozzo 17+1reb+3ast, Z.Lovell 9+1reb+3ast, L.Barker 8+1reb+2ast, T.Cioffi 6+3reb, M.Stock 5+5reb+4ast
gschID: 541476


Norwood F. - Woodville W. 103-68

Not a big story in a game in Marden where 8th ranked Woodville Warriors (5-9) were outplayed by fourth ranked Norwood Flames (9-5) 103-68 on Saturday. Norwood Flames dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Woodville Warriors' 30. Norwood Flames forced 25 Woodville Warriors turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 33 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by Woodville Warriors' players. The best player for the winners was guard Daniel Webber (191-87) who scored 25 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Andrew Webber (180-85, college: Armstr.Atlantic) chipped in 12 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Five Norwood Flames players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Darren Ng (189-83) who recorded 17 points and 5 rebounds and American guard Jason Luhnow (185, college: Lewis & Clark) added 20 points respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Norwood Flames maintains fourth position in League with 9-5 record. Loser Woodville Warriors keep the eighth place with nine games lost. Norwood Flames will face Eastern Mavericks (#10) in Mt. Barker in the next round where they are favorite. Woodville Warriors will play on the road against Sturt Sabres in Pasadena and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Norwood F.: D.Webber 25+5reb+3ast, M.Long 16+4reb+2ast, M.Lycett 13+4reb+4ast, K.Smith 12+4reb+11ast, A.Webber 12+8reb+7ast, N.Wurm 12+1reb+3ast
Woodville W.: J.Luhnow 20+2reb, D.Ng 17+5reb+1ast, L.Stanbridge 7+1reb, A.Maiorana 6+8reb+2ast, D.Carlin 6+6reb+1ast, D.McKee 3+4reb+4ast
gschID: 541478


W.Adelaide B. - Southern T. 84-90

An interesting game was played in Woodville where Noarlunga City Southern Tigers (#3) beat host West Adelaide Bearcats (#5) 90-84 on Saturday evening. Strangely West Adelaide Bearcats outrebounded Noarlunga City Southern Tigers 39-27 including a 16-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. American forward Mike Nwelue (196-93, college: Drury) had a double-double by scoring 15 points, 13 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals to lead the charge for the winners and the former international swingman Anthony Drmic (198-92, college: Boise St.) chipped in 29 points, 5 assists and 4 steals during the contest. Five Noarlunga City Southern Tigers players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Dee Oldham (193-94, college: Chattanooga) with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds and guard Patrick Thomas (190, college: Mary) scored 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers maintains third position in League with 9-5 record behind leader Mackay M. Loser West Adelaide Bearcats keep the fifth place with six games lost. Noarlunga City Southern Tigers will meet league's second-placed Forestville Eagles in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. West Adelaide Bearcats will play against Central District Lions in Gawler and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Southern T.: A.Drmic 29+1reb+5ast, M.Nwelue 15+13reb+8ast, R.Linton 15+3reb+1ast, J.Dodman 12+4reb, B.Ficken 11+2reb+3ast, D.Jones 6+2reb+1ast
W.Adelaide B.: D.Oldham 28+10reb+3ast, J.West 17+4reb+2ast, P.Thomas 15+8reb+4ast, B.Truslove 8+4reb, H.Ridgeway 7+1reb, T.Kubank 6+8reb+1ast
gschID: 541477


QBL
Gold Coast R. - Rockhampton 69-92

There was a small surprise in Gold Coast where ninth ranked Rockhampton Rockets (5-7) outleveled 9th ranked Rollers (3-8) 92-69 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Rockhampton Rockets. Rollers was better in fourth quarter 20-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was American guard Chris Fowler (185-93, college: Cent.Michigan) who scored 37 points (!!!) (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Canadian forward David Wagner (206-92, college: UBC) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was American swingman Devon Sullivan (201-86, college: S.Connecticut) who recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and 16 rebounds and Jalen Patton-Croker added 15 points respectively. Five Rockhampton Rockets and four Rollers players scored in double figures. Rollers' coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Rockhampton Rockets maintains ninth position in League with 5-7 record. Loser Rollers dropped to the twelfth place with eight games lost. Rockhampton Rockets will face higher ranked Sunshine CR (#3) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Rollers will play against Logan T. (#8) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Rockhampton: C.Fowler 37+3reb+1ast, D.Wagner 15+10reb+1ast, R.Hassan 14+8reb+4ast, J.Mitchell 13+8reb+4ast, J.Lopez 10+6reb+3ast, M.Prior 2+1reb
Gold Coast R.: D.Sullivan 16+16reb+1ast, J.Patton Croker 15+4reb+1ast, A.Darragh 12+5ast, L.Frankland 10+5reb+2ast, D.Vale 9+3reb+1ast, D.Malone 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 541573


SW Metro P. - Rockhampton 87-90

There was a minor upset in Runcorn where 6th ranked South West Metro Pirates (5-5) were edged by ninth ranked Rockhampton Rockets (5-7) 90-87 on Saturday. Rockhampton Rockets dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to South West Metro Pirates' 46 and made 18-of-20 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was guard Chris Fowler (185-93, college: Cent.Michigan) who scored 33 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!). Power forward Rashad Hassan (203-89, college: Savannah St.) chipped in 32 points and 8 rebounds (on 13-of-17 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was forward Tanner McGrew (203-93, college: W.Virg.Wesl., agency: Duran International) who recorded a double-double by scoring 41 points (!!!) and 17 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) and guard Jeremy Kendle (186-88, college: Bellarmine) added 22 points and 7 assists respectively. South West Metro Pirates' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Rockhampton Rockets maintains ninth position in League with 5-7 record. Loser South West Metro Pirates keep the sixth place with five games lost. Rockhampton Rockets will face higher ranked Sunshine CR (#3) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Rockhampton: C.Fowler 33+5reb+3ast, R.Hassan 32+8reb, J.Lopez 11+8reb+1ast, D.Wagner 7+5reb+1ast, T.Corrigan 5+3reb, J.Mitchell 2+3reb+3ast
SW Metro P.: T.McGrew 41+17reb+3ast, J.Kendle 22+4reb+7ast, V.Williams Jr. 10+2reb+3ast, J.Allen 6+1reb+1ast, R.Vines 5+4reb+5ast, J.Gamble 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 541569


Townsville H. - Cairns M. 86-72

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Hermit Park where fifth ranked Townsville Heat (7-3) defeated one of their biggest challengers Cairns Marlins (8-4) 86-72 on Saturday. They outrebounded Cairns Marlins 42-26 including 27 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American power forward Justin Baker (203-89, college: Utah Valley) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 13 rebounds. The former international point guard Joshua Wilcher (178-91, college: Cent.Wyoming) chipped in 24 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Baker is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Anthony Fisher (187-94) who recorded 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Damon Heuir (191-91, college: S.Utah) added 19 points respectively. Four Cairns Marlins players scored in double figures. Townsville Heat maintains fifth position in League with 7-3 record. Loser Cairns Marlins keep the fourth place with four games lost. Townsville Heat will face Brisbane Spartans (#7) on the road in the next round.
Top scorers:
Townsville H.: J.Baker 25+13reb+3ast, J.Wilcher 24+8reb+8ast, P.Crawford 19+4reb+3ast, J.Anderson 7+7reb+3ast, M.Rees 4+6reb+3ast, J.Spiers 3
Cairns M.: D.Heuir 19+2reb+2ast, A.Fisher 15+5reb+4ast, J.Weeks 12+2reb+2ast, S.Weigh 10+2reb+2ast, K.Kuany 7+4reb, T.Jackson 7+8reb+1ast
gschID: 541571


Suncoast PC - Toowoomba M. 92-62

Rather expected game in Cotton Tree where 14th ranked Toowoomba Mountaineers (1-10) were rolled over by twelfth ranked Maroochydore Clippers (3-6) 92-62 on Sunday. Maroochydore Clippers dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Toowoomba Mountaineers' 36. They outrebounded Toowoomba Mountaineers 57-40 including 42 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American guard Breland Hogan (185, college: Grand Valley St.) who scored 18 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Guard Matthew Kenyon (195-98) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. Hogan is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Four Maroochydore Clippers players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Manylok Malek (201-94) who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds and American guard Jalil Abdul-Bassit (193, college: Oregon) added 23 points respectively. Toowoomba Mountaineers' coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Maroochydore Clippers moved-up to tenth place in League. Loser Toowoomba Mountaineers keep the fourteenth position with ten games lost. Maroochydore Clippers will face higher ranked South West Metro Pirates (#6) in Runcorn in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Toowoomba Mountaineers will play at home against Gladstone Port City Power (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Suncoast PC: M.Donaldson 20+7reb+1ast, B.Hogan 18+6reb+6ast, M.Kenyon 17+11reb+1ast, T.Fullarton 14+3reb+3ast, T.Zaremba 9+9reb, C.Massingale 8+10reb+3ast
Toowoomba M.: J.Abdul-Bassit 23+1reb+1ast, M.Malek 21+13reb, M.Nolen 5+3reb+2ast, A.Gehrig 4+7reb+1ast, J.Ebneter 3, M.Davis 2+3reb
gschID: 541572


Mackay M. - Cairns M. 103-85

Rather predictable result when first ranked Mackay Meteors (10-1) beat at home 4th ranked Cairns Marlins (8-4) 103-85 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Mackay Meteors. Cairns Marlins was better in second period 26-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Mackay Meteors looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Cairns Marlins' players. The best player for the winners was guard Shaun Bruce (190-91) who scored 34 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 6 assists. The former international forward Lucas Walker (202-84, college: St.Mary's, CA) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Mackay Meteors players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Damon Heuir (191-91, college: S.Utah) who recorded 23 points and 5 rebounds and point guard Jarrad Weeks (185-89) added 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively. Cairns Marlins' coach rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Mackay Meteors maintains first position in League with 10-1 record. Loser Cairns Marlins keep the fourth place with four games lost. Mackay Meteors will face Sunshine CR (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day.
Top scorers:
Mackay M.: S.Bruce 34+7reb+6ast, C.Cedar 15+1reb+4ast, L.Walker 15+10reb+4ast, L.Blicavs 12+3reb+1ast, M.Gamblin 7+1reb, C.Tragardh 7+4reb+8ast
Cairns M.: D.Heuir 23+5reb+3ast, J.Weeks 15+5reb+4ast, A.Fisher 15+5reb+1ast, S.Weigh 9+7reb+1ast, K.Kuany 6+1ast, T.Jackson 5+6reb+2ast
gschID: 541574


Sunshine CR - Toowoomba M. 108-99

Not a big story in a game when 14th ranked Toowoomba Mountaineers (1-10) were defeated on the road by fourth ranked Sunshine CR (8-1) 108-99 on Saturday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 32-23. But Toowoomba Mountaineers won second period 25-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Sunshine CR made 30-of-36 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Toowoomba Mountaineers were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was naturalized New Zealand guard Zeke Meehl (181-88) who scored 27 points. Guard Isaih Tueta (187-91) chipped in 23 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Five Sunshine CR players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Jalil Abdul-Bassit (193, college: Oregon) who recorded 43 points (!!!) and his fellow American import guard Jay Washington (183, college: William Jessup) added 24 points respectively. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Sunshine CR moved-up to third place in League. Loser Toowoomba Mountaineers keep the fourteenth position with ten games lost. Sunshine CR will face Rockhampton Rockets (#9) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Toowoomba Mountaineers will play against Gladstone Port City Power (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sunshine CR: Z.Meehl 27+2reb+2ast, I.Tueta 23+3reb+3ast, J.Tueta 16+3reb+2ast, L.Hurdle 16+2ast, L.Ilton 11+9reb, Z.Meehl 10+2reb
Toowoomba M.: J.Abdul-Bassit 43+4reb, J.Washington 24+2reb+2ast, M.Nolen 8+1reb, P.Aleer 8+8reb, M.Malek 7+6reb, C.Weber 7+3reb+2ast
gschID: 541570


Brisbane S. - Sunshine CR 82-89

Everything went according to plan when fourth ranked Sunshine CR (8-1) won against on the road 7th ranked Brisbane Spartans (5-6) 89-82 on Friday. They outrebounded Brisbane Spartans 50-32 including a 36-24 advantage in defensive rebounds. Brisbane Spartans were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American guard Lance Hurdle (188-87, college: Miami, FL) who scored 27 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Louis Ilton (191, college: Texas A&M Int.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points and 14 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was guard William McDowell-White (195-98, college: Fresno St.) who recorded 19 points and 8 rebounds and guard Mitch Philp (184-89) added 14 points and 6 assists respectively. Five Sunshine CR and four Brisbane Spartans players scored in double figures. Sunshine CR moved-up to third place in League. Loser Brisbane Spartans keep the seventh position with six games lost. Sunshine CR will face Rockhampton Rockets (#9) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Brisbane Spartans will play against Townsville Heat and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sunshine CR: L.Hurdle 27+6reb, L.Ilton 12+14reb+3ast, J.Tueta 12+10reb+3ast, Z.Meehl 11+2reb+4ast, I.Tueta 10+6reb+6ast, Z.Meehl 9+3reb+1ast
Brisbane S.: W.McDowell-White 19+8reb+3ast, R.Jeffries 15+4reb, D.McDowell-White 14+5reb+2ast, M.Philp 14+4reb+6ast, G.Scott 8+2reb, B.Volkman 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 541566


Brisbane C. - Ipswich F. 110-88

There was no surprise when 10th ranked Ipswich Force (3-8) was crushed on the road by third ranked Brisbane Capitals (8-1) 110-88 on Friday. Brisbane Capitals looked well-organized offensively handing out 34 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by Ipswich Force's players. Ipswich Force was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American-Nigerian guard Princeton Onwas (198-93, college: San Jose St.) who had a double-double by scoring 31 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. American point guard Aaron Anderson (178, college: N.Dakota) chipped in 22 points, 8 assists and 4 steals. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Kyle Harvey (196-91, college: Williams Baptist) who recorded 21 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import guard James Legan (190-87, college: E.Carolina, agency: Court Side) added 22 points and 4 assists respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Brisbane Capitals moved-up to second place in League. Loser Ipswich Force dropped to the eleventh position with eight games lost. Brisbane Capitals will face South West Metro Pirates (#6) in Runcorn in the next round. Ipswich Force will play at home against Gladstone Port City Power (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Brisbane C.: P.Onwas 31+11reb+7ast, A.Anderson 22+2reb+8ast, Z.Carter 22+4reb+1ast, A.Kopcikas 9+3reb+4ast, D.Rychart 8+15reb+7ast, J.Davis 8+1reb+4ast
Ipswich F.: J.Legan 22+4ast, K.Harvey 21+7reb+1ast, J.Derksen 11+6reb+1ast, L.Shelley 10+4reb, J.Ralph 8+6reb+7ast, B.Wilson 8+8reb+1ast
gschID: 541568


Logan T. - Rockhampton 101-83

The game between closely ranked teams ended with eighth ranked Logan T.'s (5-6) home victory over 9th ranked Rockhampton Rockets (5-7) 101-83 on Friday. They outrebounded Rockhampton Rockets 49-30 including 18 on the offensive glass. Logan T. shot the lights out from three sinking 18 long-distance shots on high 52.9 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Rockhampton Rockets' players. The best player for the winners was swingman Michael Cedar (190-86) who scored 9 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists. Canadian forward Keanau Post (211-92, college: Missouri) chipped in 17 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Rashad Hassan (203-89, college: Savannah St.) who recorded 28 points and 6 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Chris Fowler (185-93, college: Cent.Michigan) added 18 points and 7 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Logan T. maintains eighth position in League with 5-6 record. Loser Rockhampton Rockets keep the ninth place with seven games lost. Logan T. will face Gladstone Port City Power (#13) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Rockhampton Rockets will play against Sunshine CR (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Logan T.: K.Post 17+8reb, C.Salecich 14+1reb+4ast, C.Goldfinch 12+6reb+2ast, S.Johns 12+3ast, N.Kahler 11+10reb, B.Johnson 10+4reb+4ast
Rockhampton: R.Hassan 28+6reb+1ast, C.Fowler 18+4reb+7ast, J.Lopez 11+2reb+2ast, J.Mitchell 10+5reb+1ast, L.Christensen 7+2reb, D.Christensen 4+5reb+2ast
gschID: 541567


SBL
Stirling S. - Goldfields G. 89-73

Very expected game in Perth where 12th ranked Giants (6-13) were defeated by seventh ranked Stirling S. (10-9) 89-73 on Sunday. Stirling S. dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Giants' 36 and made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Giants 50-23 including a 18-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Rhys Vague (204-96) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Power forward Ashley Litterick (202) chipped in a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Four Stirling S. players scored in double figures. Stirling S.'s coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Jacob Holmen (202-91, college: N.Texas) who recorded 14 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import forward JB Pillard (201, college: Cent.Washington) added 13 points respectively. Stirling S. maintains seventh position in League with 10-9 record. Loser Giants keep the twelfth place with 13 games lost. Stirling S. will face higher ranked Redbacks (#4) in Northbridge in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Giants will play at home against Cougars (#5) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Stirling S.: A.Litterick 23+10reb, R.Vague 20+10reb+4ast, C.Ellis 14+8reb+9ast, C.Wroe 10+6reb+4ast, A.Naymick 9+8reb, J.Throns 8+4reb+1ast
Goldfields G.: M.Tierney 15+1reb, J.Holmen 14+5reb+3ast, J.Pillard 13+4reb, B.Holloway 8+2reb+1ast, D.Goodluck 8+4reb+1ast, M.Exell 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 541760


Willetton T. - Geraldton B. 95-94

Round 18 in State League means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Willetton where host Tigers (17-3) edged league's leader Buccaneers (17-3) 95-94 on Sunday evening. It was a key game for the top position in League. Tigers outrebounded Buccaneers 47-29 including a 36-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Ray Turner (206-90, college: Texas A&M) who had a double-double by scoring 29 points and 20 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). The other American import swingman Jay Bowie (196-92, college: Marist) chipped in 23 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Tigers' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Jackson Hussey (190-92, college: Pikeville) who recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points, 6 rebounds and 14 assists and American forward Maurice Barrow (196-92, college: Fairfield) added 27 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Tigers keep a position of League leader. Buccaneers will play next round against Magic trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Tigers will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Slammers in Bunbury.
Top scorers:
Willetton T.: R.Turner 29+20reb+3ast, J.Bowie 23+7reb+5ast, K.Armour 16+2reb+7ast, N.Cody 9+3reb+3ast, L.Evans 7+3reb+2ast, D.Scott 6+7reb+5ast
Geraldton B.: D.Benjamin 30+3reb, M.Barrow 27+8reb+1ast, J.Hussey 18+6reb+14ast, M.Wundenberg 9+5reb+1ast, M.Hancock 5+3ast, A.Ralph 5+6reb+1ast
gschID: 541761


Lakeside L. - Joondalup Wolves 80-99

Very predictable result in North Lake where third ranked Wanneroo (15-6) outscored 9th ranked Lightning (8-12) 99-80 on Sunday. Wanneroo made 26-of-34 free shots (76.5 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Lightning was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was power forward Robert Huntington (203, college: Nova SE) who scored 21 points. Naturalized Greek guard Trian Iliadis (190-89, college: ODU) chipped in 16 points and 6 assists. Four Wanneroo players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward James Padgett (203-91, college: Maryland) who recorded 22 points and 9 rebounds and swingman Corey Shervill (197) added 18 points respectively. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Wanneroo maintains third position in League with 15-6 record having just fifteen point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Lightning keeps the ninth place with 12 games lost. Wanneroo will face Redbacks (#4) in Northbridge in the next round. Lightning will play at home against Slammers (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Joondalup Wolves: R.Huntington 21+4reb+3ast, T.Iliadis 16+4reb+6ast, S.Salinas 15+5reb+1ast, R.Wright 13+9reb+3ast, R.Maxwell 9+5reb+1ast, J.Wellsteed 9+4reb+2ast
Lakeside L.: J.Padgett 22+9reb+1ast, C.Shervill 18+2reb+1ast, D.Morgan 14+5reb+1ast, T.Parkinson 9+2reb+3ast, M.Vinci 9+3reb+7ast, R.Mackenzie 3+1reb+4ast
gschID: 541762


Joondalup Wolves - Goldfields G. 85-63

Not a big story in a game in Joondalup where 12th ranked Giants (6-13) were outplayed by third ranked Wanneroo (15-6) 85-63 on Saturday. Wanneroo dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Giants' 30. They outrebounded Giants 52-39 including 18 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was Canadian power forward Ryan Wright (206-87, college: Oklahoma) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. Naturalized Greek guard Trian Iliadis (190-89, college: ODU) chipped in 16 points. Five Wanneroo players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Jacob Holmen (202-91, college: N.Texas) who recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points and 17 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and his fellow American import forward JB Pillard (201, college: Cent.Washington) added 12 points and 6 rebounds respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Wanneroo maintains third position in League with 15-6 record having just fifteen point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Giants keep the twelfth place with 13 games lost. Wanneroo will face Redbacks (#4) in Northbridge in the next round. Giants will play at home against Cougars (#5) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Joondalup Wolves: R.Wright 16+10reb, T.Iliadis 16+4reb+3ast, S.Salinas 13+6reb+3ast, B.Ironmonger 11+5reb+3ast, R.Huntington 10+9reb+1ast, D.Matacz 6+8reb+3ast
Goldfields G.: J.Holmen 23+17reb+1ast, J.Pillard 12+6reb+3ast, A.Atem 7+3reb, L.Pike 6+2reb, M.Tierney 5+1reb, M.Exell 3+4reb
gschID: 541757


East Perth E. - Geraldton B. 77-111

Everything went according to plan in Morley where first ranked Buccaneers (17-3) outleveled 11th ranked Eagles (7-15) 111-77 on Saturday. Buccaneers made 19-of-21 free shots (90.5 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Eagles turnovers and outrebounded them 45-31 including 21 on the offensive glass. Buccaneers looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Dwayne Benjamin (201-93, college: Oregon) who scored 42 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!). The other American import forward Maurice Barrow (196-92, college: Fairfield) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Kevin Davis (206-91, college: Cent.Washington) who recorded 20 points and 5 rebounds and swingman Drew Williamson (196-83, college: Metro St.) added 10 points and 5 assists respectively. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Despite that victory Buccaneers went down to second position (League) due to points difference. Loser Eagles keep the eleventh place with 15 games lost. Buccaneers will face Magic (#14) in Mandurah in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Eagles will play at home against Flames and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Geraldton B.: D.Benjamin 42+7reb+1ast, M.Hancock 17+3reb+4ast, M.Barrow 14+10reb+6ast, J.Hussey 13+4reb+10ast, A.Ralph 11+4reb+2ast, J.Paringatai 4+4reb
East Perth E.: K.Davis 20+5reb+3ast, K.Berry 11+1reb+3ast, K.Anthony 10+4reb+2ast, D.Williamson 10+3reb+5ast, J.Tupaea 10+3reb+4ast, C.Easley 9+2reb+1ast
gschID: 541759


Mandurah M. - Perry Lakes H. 93-77

There was an upset in Mandurah where higher ranked Hawks (9-11) were defeated by fourteenth ranked Magic (3-17) 93-77 on Saturday. Magic looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Hawks' players. The best player for the winners was American guard Will McNeill (185-90, college: Washburn) who scored 29 points and 7 rebounds. The other American import forward Taylor Mullenax (200-86, college: St.Edward's) chipped in 17 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Matthew Adekponya (194-90) who recorded 23 points and 6 rebounds and the former international forward Ben Purser (201-90, college: Augusta) added 9 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Magic maintains fourteenth position in League with 3-17 record. Loser Hawks keep the eighth place with 11 games lost. Magic will face league's second-placed Buccaneers in Wonthella in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Mandurah M.: W.McNeill 29+7reb+2ast, T.Mullenax 17+7reb, D.Ballantyne 11+6reb, P.Ruot 7+2reb+4ast, F.Klasztorny 6+7reb+5ast, T.Remmerswaal 6+2reb+2ast
Perry Lakes H.: M.Adekponya 23+6reb+2ast, R.Waters 15+2reb+2ast, R.Smith 12+5reb+1ast, B.Purser 9+9reb+2ast, B.Carlwell 6+6reb, M.Clarke 5
gschID: 541758


SW Slammers - Rockingham F. 92-62

No shocking result in a game in Bunbury where sixth ranked Slammers (11-6) smashed 10th ranked Flames (8-13) 92-62 on Saturday. Slammers dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Flames' 32. They outrebounded Flames 48-32 including a 34-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. Flames were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American-Irish forward Brian Voelkel (198-92, college: Vermont, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 26 rebounds. American guard Tre Nichols (180-89, college: Boise St., agency: SDJ Sports) chipped in 17 points and 4 assists. Four Slammers players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Vincent Zollo (206-92, college: Cleveland St.) who recorded 16 points and 9 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Donovon Jack (206-93, college: Penn St.) added 16 points and 6 rebounds respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Slammers maintains sixth position in League with 11-6 record. Loser Flames keep the tenth place with 13 games lost. Slammers will face Lightning (#9) in North Lake in the next round. Flames will play on the road against Eagles in Morley and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
SW Slammers: B.Voelkel 19+26reb+3ast, T.Nichols 17+2reb+4ast, M.Lay 15+5reb+2ast, C.Weeden 11+3reb+1ast, T.Puot 9+1reb+1ast, C.Douglas 9+5reb
Rockingham F.: V.Zollo 16+9reb+2ast, D.Jack 16+6reb+2ast, R.Godfrey 7+1reb+1ast, B.Samuelson 7+1reb, L.Roberts 7+2reb+3ast, J.Griffin 5+5reb
gschID: 541756


Perth R. - Cockburn C. 75-76

Important game to mention about took place in Northbridge. Fifth ranked Cougars (12-8) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging one of their biggest challengers Redbacks (12-8) 76-75 on Saturday evening. The best player for the winners was American forward Jalen Billups (198-92, college: N.Kentucky, agency: Haylett Sports) who scored 18 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Seva Chan (187-94) chipped in 18 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Lee Roberts (201-87, college: Findlay, OH) who recorded a double-double by scoring 26 points and 16 rebounds and guard Marshall Nelson (188-94, college: Wayland Baptist) added 10 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Redbacks' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Cougars maintains fifth position in League with 12-8 record. Cougars will face Giants (#12) in Kalgoorlie in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Redbacks will play at home against Stirling S. (#7) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Cockburn C.: S.Chan 18+4reb+2ast, J.Billups 18+7reb+1ast, G.Field 17+3reb+3ast, L.Cummings 13+5reb+2ast, R.Della Maddalena 6+5reb+1ast, J.Holmes 4+3reb+3ast
Perth R.: L.Roberts 26+16reb, B.Smith 17+5reb+1ast, M.Vigor 12+7reb+2ast, M.Nelson 10+9reb+7ast, T.Viskovich 3, N.Kazemi 2+1reb
gschID: 541755


Willetton T. - Kalamunda E.S. 96-91

Very expected game in Willetton where 13th ranked Suns (6-17) were defeated by second ranked Tigers (17-3) 96-91 on Friday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Suns won third quarter 31-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Tigers made 28-of-36 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Suns were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American forward Ray Turner (206-90, college: Texas A&M) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Guard Damien Scott (190-92) chipped in 20 points and 6 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Courtney Belger (187-89, college: Quincy) who recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists and swingman Kerrod Horn (186-93) added 28 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Five Tigers and four Suns players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Tigers keep a position of League leader. Loser Suns keep the thirteenth place with 17 games lost. Tigers will face Slammers (#6) in Bunbury in the next round where they are favorite. Suns will play on the road against Hawks (#8) in Floreat and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Willetton T.: R.Turner 21+11reb+2ast, K.Armour 20+2reb+5ast, D.Scott 20+4reb+6ast, L.Evans 12+3reb+3ast, J.Bowie 12+3reb, N.Cody 4+2reb+1ast
Kalamunda E.S.: K.Horn 28+7reb+1ast, C.Belger 22+12reb+8ast, R.Brandenberg 21+5reb+2ast, B.Grey 11+9reb, J.Lewis 9+3reb+4ast, B.Pass 0+1reb+1ast
gschID: 541754


Stirling S. - East Perth E. 81-69

Rather predictable result in Perth where seventh ranked Stirling S. (10-9) beat 11th ranked Eagles (7-15) 81-69 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Stirling S.. Eagles was better in third quarter 25-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Stirling S. forced 24 Eagles turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Stirling S. made 9 blocks. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Cody Ellis (203-90, college: St.Louis) who scored 20 points and 4 assists. The former international forward Rhys Vague (204-96) chipped in 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks. Five Stirling S. players scored in double figures. Stirling S.'s coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was New Zealand power forward Dennis Tawhiti (198-90) who recorded 16 points and 7 rebounds and American center Kevin Davis (206-91, college: Cent.Washington) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Stirling S. maintains seventh position in League with 10-9 record. Loser Eagles keep the eleventh place with 15 games lost. Stirling S. will face higher ranked Redbacks (#4) in Northbridge in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Eagles will play at home against Flames (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Stirling S.: C.Ellis 20+4reb+4ast, R.Vague 16+7reb+3ast, J.Throns 11+3reb+2ast, A.Litterick 11+6reb+1ast, C.Wroe 10+4reb+7ast, A.Naymick 6+5reb+2ast
East Perth E.: D.Tawhiti 16+7reb+2ast, K.Davis 15+6reb+2ast, D.Williamson 11+1reb+5ast, C.Easley 9+3reb+1ast, N.Manyang 8+5reb, K.Anthony 5+4reb
gschID: 541753


Perry Lakes H. - Perth R. 89-71

There was an upset in Floreat where higher ranked Redbacks (12-8) were defeated by eighth ranked Hawks (9-11) 89-71 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Hawks. Redbacks was better in second period 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. Hawks outrebounded Redbacks 57-27 including a 40-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was guard Matthew Adekponya (194-90) who had a triple-double by scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. American center Brian Carlwell (211-87, college: San Diego St.) chipped in 19 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Marshall Nelson (188-94, college: Wayland Baptist) who recorded 23 points and guard Joel Wagner (181-87) added 9 points and 4 assists respectively. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Hawks maintains eighth position in League with 9-11 record. Loser Redbacks keep the fourth place with eight games lost. Hawks will face Suns (#13) in Kalamunda in the next round where they are favorite. Redbacks will play at home against Stirling S. (#7) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Perry Lakes H.: M.Adekponya 19+10reb+10ast, B.Carlwell 19+9reb+1ast, R.Waters 11+5reb+4ast, B.Purser 9+10reb+3ast, R.O'Sullivan 9+1reb, R.Smith 9+5reb+2ast
Perth R.: M.Nelson 23+4reb+1ast, N.Kazemi 13, J.Wagner 9+3reb+4ast, L.Roberts 8+6reb, T.Viskovich 4+2reb, R.Chappell 4+1ast
gschID: 541752


SEABL
Dandenong R. - Bendigo B. 98-78

There was a small surprise when third ranked Dandenong Rangers (11-6) outleveled at home one of their biggest challengers Bendigo Braves (9-9) 98-78 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 20 points. Dandenong Rangers looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Garrett Jackson (201-91, college: St.Mary's, CA) who scored 18 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Joshua Oswald (201-94, college: Emporia St.) chipped in 22 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward CJ Aiken (206-90, college: St.Joseph's) who recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and 15 rebounds and point guard Adam Doyle (176-91) added 21 points and 6 assists respectively. Five Dandenong Rangers and four Bendigo Braves players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Dandenong Rangers maintains third position in League with 11-6 record having just seven point less than leader Mackay M. which they share with defeated Bendigo Braves. Loser Bendigo Braves keep the third place with nine games lost. Dandenong Rangers will face league's second-placed Chargers in Hobart in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Bendigo Braves will play on the road against Canberra Gunners in Belconnen and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Dandenong R.: J.Oswald 22+5reb, G.Jackson 18+7reb+3ast, C.Orr 17+2reb+3ast, F.Von Hofe 13+2reb+1ast, L.Barker 10+6reb+8ast, D.Soukup 6+5reb+2ast
Bendigo B.: A.Doyle 21+2reb+6ast, C.Aiken 13+15reb+1ast, D.Starks 12+2reb+3ast, J.Cowling 12+5reb, M.Andronicos 8+6reb, D.Hansen 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 546588


Melbourne T. - Frankston 85-69

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 7th ranked Frankston Blues' (5-13) road loss to sixth ranked Tigers (4-12) 69-85 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 48-30 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Tigers looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was naturalized British guard Daryl Corletto (193-81) who scored 28 points and 4 assists. The former international guard Nate Tomlinson (192-89, college: Colorado) chipped in 8 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Alex Francis (198-91, college: Bryant, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import forward Nate Buss (206-92, college: N.Iowa) added 19 points and 10 rebounds respectively. Tigers maintains sixth position in League with 4-12 record. Loser Frankston Blues keep the seventh place with 13 games lost. Tigers will face league's second-placed Chargers in Hobart in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Frankston Blues will play at home against Sabres (#4) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Melbourne T.: D.Corletto 28+2reb+4ast, A.Stewart 14+4reb+2ast, T.Wilson 13+6reb+3ast, N.Tomlinson 8+5reb+11ast, B.Dixon 5, S.Sykes 4+5reb
Frankston: A.Francis 21+10reb+4ast, N.Buss 19+10reb+2ast, B.Lewis 13+7reb, T.Dyson 5+3reb+2ast, T.Lloyd 4+3reb, T.Smith-Milner 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 546589


Kilsyth C. - Albury W.B. 103-90

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when sixth ranked Kilsyth Cobras (8-10) defeated at home 5th ranked Bandits (8-10) 103-90 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 32-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Kilsyth Cobras dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Bandits' 38. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Daniel Dillon (193-86, college: Arizona) who scored 32 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Forward Chris Patton (208-91, college: Cal-Riverside) chipped in 23 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Kilsyth Cobras' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Deba George (183-85) who recorded 23 points and 8 assists and James Terrell added 25 points respectively. Five Kilsyth Cobras and four Bandits players scored in double figures. Kilsyth Cobras maintains sixth position in League with 8-10 record. Kilsyth Cobras will face higher ranked Geelong Supercats (#4) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Bandits will play against NW Tasmania Thunder and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kilsyth C.: D.Dillon 32+6reb+9ast, C.Patton 23+8reb+6ast, B.Ursich 14+4reb, A.MacMillan 12+7reb, O.Odigie 11+2reb, T.Naqqash 9+1reb+2ast
Albury W.B.: J.Terrell 25+2reb+1ast, D.George 23+3reb+8ast, S.Dearborn 15+8reb+1ast, T.Robinson 12+10reb+1ast, J.Spear 8+3reb+3ast, J.Duck 4+3reb
gschID: 541865


BA CoE - Canberra G. 77-81

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 8th ranked BA CoE's (2-9) home loss to seventh ranked Canberra Gunners (2-15) 77-81 on Friday. BA CoE was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 4-point lead after three quarters before a 25-17 charge of Canberra Gunners, which allowed them to win the game. BA CoE was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was guard Daniel Joyce (194-87) who scored 23 points and 5 rebounds. Center Ben Allen (211-86, college: St.Mary's, CA) chipped in 5 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Alexander Mudronja (-99) who recorded 24 points and 6 rebounds and power forward Lat Mayen Nai (203-98) added 18 points and 7 rebounds respectively. BA CoE's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Canberra Gunners maintains seventh position in League with 2-15 record. Loser BA CoE keeps the eighth place with nine games lost. Canberra Gunners will face higher ranked Bendigo Braves (#3) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Canberra G.: D.Joyce 23+5reb+2ast, B.Doran 18+4reb+1ast, N.Brown 9+1reb+1ast, J.Toohey 8+3reb+1ast, G.Morison 8+6reb, B.Allen 5+11reb+9ast
BA CoE: A.Mudronja 24+6reb+1ast, L.Mayen Nai 18+7reb+3ast, S.Froling 15+6reb+4ast, T. Wigness 8, O.Hulland 5+2reb, D.Grida 4+1reb
gschID: 541861


Mt Gambier - Ballarat M. 100-75

The game between closely ranked teams ended with first ranked Mount Gambier Pioneers' (14-2) home victory over second-best Ballarat Miners (11-6) 100-75 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 22-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 100-75. Mount Gambier Pioneers had a 37-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Ballarat Miners' players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Mount Gambier Pioneers made 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was the former international swingman Brad Hill (196-86) who had a double-double by scoring 28 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists. Forward Luke Jamieson (200-94) chipped in a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Five Mount Gambier Pioneers players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Craig Moller (206-94, agency: MKP Management) who recorded 19 points and 8 rebounds and American forward Marvin King-Davis (201-93, college: Delaware) added 19 points and 11 rebounds respectively. Mount Gambier Pioneers maintains first position in League with 14-2 record. Loser Ballarat Miners keep the second place with six games lost. Mount Gambier Pioneers will face league's leader Spectres in East Burwood in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Ballarat Miners will play at home against Geelong Supercats and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mt Gambier: B.Hill 28+15reb+7ast, L.Jamieson 21+10reb, T.Daly 15+2reb+6ast, D.Alexander 12+6reb, J.Madgen 10+2reb+3ast, K.DeWit 5+1reb
Ballarat M.: C.Moller 19+8reb+3ast, M.King-Davis 19+11reb, P.Hooley 17+1reb+1ast, L.Henry 8+10reb+2ast, D.Usher 5+1reb+1ast, S.Short 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 541864


Canberra G. - Nunawading S. 80-97

Not a big story in a game in Belconnen where 7th ranked Canberra Gunners (2-15) were defeated by first ranked Spectres (14-4) 97-80 on Saturday. The game without a history. Spectres led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Spectres outrebounded Canberra Gunners 44-32 including a 34-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was power forward Simon Conn (206-83, college: Gardner-Webb) who scored 26 points and 8 rebounds. Thomas Wright chipped in 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Spectres players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was center Ben Allen (211-86, college: St.Mary's, CA) who recorded 9 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists and guard Daniel Joyce (194-87) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Canberra Gunners' coach let to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Spectres maintains first position in League with 14-4 record. Loser Canberra Gunners keep the seventh place with 15 games lost. Spectres will face league's leader Mount Gambier Pioneers in Mt Gambier in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Canberra Gunners will play at home against Bendigo Braves (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Nunawading S.: S.Conn 26+8reb+1ast, T.Wright 20+7reb+4ast, A.Steel 17+6reb+2ast, D.Swetalla 11+6reb+3ast, C. Hronopoulos 7+6reb, S.McDonald 5+6reb+5ast
Canberra G.: D.Joyce 13+6reb+3ast, R.Kaye 10+2reb+2ast, G.Morison 9+2reb+2ast, B.Allen 9+11reb+7ast, I.Plunkett 8+1reb, J.Toohey 7+2reb+2ast
gschID: 541863


Sandringham S. - Albury W.B. 110-83

There was a small surprise in Cheltenham where fifth ranked Sabres (8-9) outleveled 5th ranked Bandits (8-10) 110-83 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 110-83. Sabres looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Igor Hadziomerovic (193-92, college: Boise St.) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Jerry Evans (203-90, college: Nevada) chipped in 23 points and 9 rebounds. Five Sabres players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Deba George (183-85) who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points, 6 rebounds and 12 assists and American forward TJ Robinson (203-89, college: Long Beach St.) added 21 points and 10 rebounds respectively. Sabres moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Bandits keep the fifth position with ten games lost. Sabres will face Frankston Blues (#7) in Seaford in the next round. Bandits will play at home against NW Tasmania Thunder and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sandringham S.: I.Hadziomerovic 24+10reb+4ast, J.Evans 23+9reb+1ast, E.O'Day 19+12reb+2ast, A.Macdonald 15+1reb+5ast, N.Crosswell 15+2reb+10ast, J.Batish 9+2reb
Albury W.B.: D.George 21+6reb+12ast, T.Robinson 21+10reb+1ast, M.Newton 19+7reb, J.Terrell 9+5reb, S.Dearborn 6+1reb, J.Spear 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 541862


NW Tasmania - Geelong S. 85-92

There was a minor upset in Ulverstone where one of their biggest challengers NW Tasmania Thunder (8-9) was defeated by fourth ranked Geelong Supercats (11-7) 92-85 on Saturday. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 26-15. But NW Tasmania Thunder won third quarter 30-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Geelong Supercats dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to NW Tasmania Thunder's 44. The best player for the winners was American guard Demarcus Gatlin (193, college: Sam Houston St.) who scored 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Power forward MaAlo Hicks (201-89) chipped in 14 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Ahmad Starks (175-92, college: Illinois) who recorded 27 points and 4 assists and his fellow American import forward Jeremiah Ingram (201-93, college: N.C.Central) added 20 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Geelong Supercats maintains fourth position in League with 11-7 record. Loser NW Tasmania Thunder dropped to the fifth place with nine games lost. Geelong Supercats will face league's second-placed Ballarat Miners in Wendouree in the next round and it may be the game of the week. NW Tasmania Thunder will play on the road against Kilsyth Cobras and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Geelong S.: D.Gatlin 20+8reb+4ast, N.Herbert 17+4reb+5ast, E.Gaff 14+4reb+2ast, M.Hicks 14+9reb+3ast, J.Medved 10+1reb, K.Blicavs 8+2reb+4ast
NW Tasmania: A.Starks 27+1reb+4ast, J.Ingram 20+9reb+1ast, D.Sepokas 12+2reb+4ast, B.Richmond 11+4reb+1ast, J.Chilcott 8+1reb+1ast, C.Pal 5+10reb
gschID: 546590


Hobart C. - Geelong S. 93-88

No shocking result in a game in Hobart where second ranked Chargers (11-5) defeated 4th ranked Geelong Supercats (11-7) 93-88 on Friday. Geelong Supercats trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 25-19 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 88-93 at the end of the game. Chargers made 21-of-26 free shots (80.8 percent) during the game. Geelong Supercats were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was naturalized South Sudanese swingman Mathiang Muo (196-87, college: Charleston So.) who scored 20 points and 6 rebounds. American point guard Chris Whitehead (175-92, college: Bellarmine) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international swingman Nathan Herbert (192-84) who recorded 31 points and American guard Demarcus Gatlin (193, college: Sam Houston St.) added 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Chargers maintains second position in League with 11-5 record having just six point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Geelong Supercats keep the fourth place with seven games lost. Chargers will face Tigers (#6) in Melbourne in the next round. Geelong Supercats will play on the road against the league's second-placed Ballarat Miners in Wendouree and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hobart C.: M.Muo 20+6reb, B.Radcliffe 17+5reb+1ast, C.Whitehead 16+5reb+3ast, T.Garlepp 16+5reb+2ast, L.Thomas 9+7reb+1ast, R.Heyer 9+6reb+1ast
Geelong S.: N.Herbert 31+4reb, D.Gatlin 20+5reb+4ast, E.Gaff 12+5reb+1ast, M.Hicks 12+11reb, K.Rocci 6+1reb+1ast, K.Blicavs 3+3reb
gschID: 546587


Waratah
Norths Bears - Illawarra H. 86-55

Very expected game in Crows Nest where 9th ranked Hawks (5-10) were rolled over by fourth ranked Norths Soul Sports Bears (10-6) 86-55 on Saturday. Norths Soul Sports Bears held Hawks to an opponent 24.7 percent shooting from the field compared to 45.3 percent accuracy of the winners. They outrebounded Hawks 57-44 including a 40-29 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was forward Dan Trist (206-92, college: Lafayette) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 20 rebounds. Forward Michael Golding (198, college: Adrian) chipped in 9 points and 15 rebounds. Four Norths Soul Sports Bears players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Jarrod Sorenson who recorded 8 points and 12 rebounds and Scott Hunter added 13 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Norths Soul Sports Bears moved-up to third place in League. Loser Hawks keep the ninth position with ten games lost. Norths Soul Sports Bears will face Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (#5) in Narrabeen in the next round. Hawks will play on the road against Crusaders (#8) in Terrigal and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Norths Bears: D.Trist 26+20reb+2ast, J.Maccann 16+3reb+6ast, L.Smith-Hyde 15+2reb+4ast, N.Blair 13+4reb+2ast, M.Golding 9+15reb+3ast, T.Giles 4+2reb
Illawarra H.: S.Hunter 13+5reb+1ast, A.Beagley 11+3reb+1ast, P.Lancaster 10+3reb+1ast, J.Sorenson 8+12reb+2ast, L.Dent 5+4reb+1ast, K.Corbyn 4+6reb
gschID: 539505


Newcastle H. - Sydney Comets 78-94

Very predictable result in Broadmeadow where first ranked Sydney City Comets (13-1) beat 10th ranked Newcastle Hunters (2-14) 94-78 on Saturday. Sydney City Comets dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Newcastle Hunters' 36. Sydney City Comets forced 22 Newcastle Hunters turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Sydney City Comets made 8 blocks. The best player for the winners was naturalized American guard Indiana Faithfull (193-91, college: W.Liberty St.) who scored 15 points and 9 rebounds. Power forward Tom Dawson (197) chipped in 9 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Jacob Foy who recorded 23 points and 6 rebounds and Lachlan Jackson added 13 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Four Sydney City Comets and five Newcastle Hunters players scored in double figures. Newcastle Hunters' coach let to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Sydney City Comets maintains first position in League with 13-1 record. Loser Newcastle Hunters keep the tenth place with 14 games lost. Sydney City Comets will face league's second-placed Bankstown Bruins in Condell Park in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Newcastle Hunters will play on the road against Sutherland Sharks (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sydney Comets: I.Faithfull 15+9reb+1ast, A.Overs 13+3reb+1ast, L.Overs 12+3reb+4ast, R.Craigie 11+5reb+5ast, S.Hyman 11+4reb+1ast, W.McPhee 10+2ast
Newcastle H.: J.Foy 23+6reb, L.Jackson 13+9reb+3ast, D.Suttle 13+6reb+3ast, J.Dorricott 10+2reb+3ast, C.Springall 10+3reb+2ast, J.Rauch 5+2reb
gschID: 539507


Bankstown B. - Cent.Coast C. 87-73

Not a big story in a game in Condell Park where 8th ranked Crusaders (7-8) were defeated by second ranked Bankstown Bruins (12-4) 87-73 on Saturday. Bankstown Bruins forced 23 Crusaders turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Crusaders were plagued by 33 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was forward Nic Pozoglou (196, agency: MKP Management) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds. The former international guard Steven Markovic (190-85) chipped in a double-double by scoring 20 points, 15 assists and 7 steals. Four Bankstown Bruins players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Callum Jenkins who recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds and American forward Mitchell Rueter (198, college: Cent.Arkansas) added 12 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists respectively. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Bankstown Bruins maintains second position in League with 12-4 record having just seven point less than leader Mackay M. Loser Crusaders keep the eighth place with eight games lost. Bankstown Bruins will face league's leader Sydney City Comets in Alexandria in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Crusaders will play against Hawks (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bankstown B.: N.Pozoglou 24+12reb+3ast, S.Markovic 20+3reb+15ast, S.Gavrilovic 17+3reb, P.Cvjeticanin 10+7reb+1ast, A.Boykin 6+1reb, M.Franco 4
Cent.Coast C.: C.Jenkins 19+11reb, M.Rueter 12+7reb+6ast, T.Akamarmoi 8+5reb, T.McGann 7+3reb, O.Robilliard 5+7reb+2ast, S.Mackay 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 539503


Manly Warr. - Sutherland S. 86-55

Everything went according to plan in Narrabeen where sixth ranked Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (9-7) outleveled 11th ranked Sutherland Sharks (1-14) 86-55 on Saturday. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Sutherland Sharks' 30. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Sutherland Sharks were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was naturalized Polish swingman Stefan Blaszczynski (196-84, college: Nicholls St.) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. Cale Bulgin chipped in 14 points and 6 rebounds. Four Manly Warringah Sea Eagles players scored in double figures. Coach 's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was American Isaac Turner (191-92, college: St.Vincent) who recorded 28 points and 5 rebounds and swingman Jake Wilson (193-88) added 10 points and 10 rebounds respectively. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles moved-up to fifth place in League. Loser Sutherland Sharks keep the eleventh position with 14 games lost. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will face higher ranked Norths Soul Sports Bears (#3) in Crows Nest in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Sutherland Sharks will play at home against Newcastle Hunters (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Manly Warr.: C.Bulgin 14+6reb+2ast, S.Blaszczynski 13+11reb, A.Bulgin 10+6reb+2ast, J.Asensi 10+3reb+3ast, C.Wilks 9+7reb, A.Fawcett 9+1ast
Sutherland S.: I.Turner 28+5reb+1ast, J.Wilson 10+10reb+1ast, B.Musulin 5+8reb+3ast, P.Williamson 5+4reb+2ast, J.Biber 4+7reb+1ast, D.Marjanovic 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 539504


Hornsby S. - Maitland M. 94-93

A very interesting game took place in Hornsby. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 3rd ranked Maitland Mustangs (9-7) to fifth ranked Spiders (10-7) 94-93 on Saturday evening. Strangely Maitland Mustangs outrebounded Spiders 49-35 including 21 on the offensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Joshua Chapman notched a double-double by scoring 27 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and Scottish guard Patrick Emery (185, college: Coker) supported him with 24 points and 7 rebounds. Even a double-double of 30 points and 18 rebounds by American forward Tyler Monroe (201, college: Azusa Pacific) did not help to save the game for Maitland Mustangs. Jack Edwards added 18 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists. Five Maitland Mustangs players scored in double figures. Spiders moved-up to fourth place in League. Maitland Mustangs at the other side dropped to the sixth position with seven games lost. Spiders' next round opponent will be Hills Hornets (#7) in Baulkham Hills. Maitland Mustangs will play against Hawks and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hornsby S.: J.Chapman 27+12reb+4ast, P.Emery 24+7reb+3ast, D.Moser 16+4reb+5ast, N.Cleur 10+2reb+1ast, K.Brefo 8+8reb+3ast, D.Emery 7+2reb+6ast
Maitland M.: T.Monroe 30+18reb+1ast, J.Edwards 18+7reb+10ast, D.Millburn 11+1ast, T.Turner 11+4reb+3ast, J.Clifford 10+10reb+2ast, V.Foketi 7+2reb
gschID: 539506





Shaun Bruce claims Australian State League weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Shaun Bruce (190-G-91) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's leader Mackay M. and that's him to receive a Australiabasket.com State League Player of the Week award for round 18.
The 26-year old guard had the game-high 34 points adding seven rebounds and six assists for Mackay M. in his team's victory, helping them to crush Cairns M. (#4, 8-4) with 18-point margin 103-85. It allowed Mackay M. to consolidate first place in the Australian State League. Mackay M. has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 10-1. In the team's last game Bruce had a remarkable 57.1% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He has many years of experience at Mackay M., through which he has constantly improved. Bruce has impressive league stats. He is league's best passer with 10.2apg. Bruce is in league's top in and averages solid 61.1% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old American forward Tanner McGrew (203-F-93, agency: Duran International) of SW Metro P.. McGrew impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 41 points and 17 rebounds. Bad luck as SW Metro P. was edged by the lower-ranked Rockhampton (#9, 5-7) 90-87. SW Metro P. managed to keep the same 6th spot in QBL. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 5-5 record is not bad and everything may still change. McGrew is one of the most experienced players at SW Metro P. and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was American Jalil Abdul-Bassit (193-G) of Toowoomba M. (#14). Abdul-Bassit got into 30-points club by scoring 43 points in the last round. Despite Abdul-Bassit's great performance Toowoomba M. lost 99-108 to the higher-ranked Sunshine CR (#3, 8-1). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Toowoomba M. can only dream about fighting for top spots in QBL. They have rather bad season and 1-10 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Abdul-Bassit he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Abdul-Bassit has individually a great season in Australia. After 11 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 26.3ppg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dwayne Benjamin (201-F-93) of Geraldton B. - 42 points and 7 rebounds
5. Tyler Monroe (201-F) of Maitland M. - 30 points and 18 rebounds
6. Ray Turner (206-F-90) of Willetton T. - 29 points, 20 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Princeton Onwas (198-G-93) of Brisbane C. - 31 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists
8. Dillon Stith (200-F-92) of McKinnon C. - 34 points and 14 rebounds
9. Brian Voelkel (198-F-92) of SW Slammers - 19 points, 26 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Chris Fowler (185-G-93) of Rockhampton - 37 points and 3 rebounds

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



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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.



Mornar Bar keeps Bakic for another season - by Eurobasket News

KK Mornar Basket Bar (Erste Liga) re-signed 31-year old former international guard Boris Bakic (193-86, agency: BeoBasket). He played there last season. Bakic managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 13 ABA League games he averaged 7.3ppg, 2.5rpg, 4.6apg and 1.3spg. He also played 7 games in Erste Liga where he had 5.7ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.6apg. Bakic helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals. He also played 6 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 6.7ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.8apg and 1.0spg. The other team Bakic played that season for was Mladost in Serbian KLS. In 8 games he got 12.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 4.3apg and 1.8spg.
Among other achievements he won Bosnia and Herzegovina League championship title in 2014. Bakic received also Eurobasket.com Serbian League All-Defensive Team award back in 2009.
He represented Montenegro at the European Championships in Lithuania six years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 0pts.
Bakic is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Romania (Pitesti), Serbia (Metalac, Crvena Zvezda and Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac), FYR Macedonia (MZT Skopje), Montenegro (Buducnost) and Bosnia (Igokea).

KK Mornar Basket Bar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Boris Bakic
Nemanja Vranjes
Brandis Raley-Ross
Marko Mugosa

Forwards:
Marko Calic
Strahinja Micovic

Centers:
Radoje Vujosevic
Vukota Pavic

Coach: Mihailo Pavicevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Calic re-signs at Mornar Bar - by Eurobasket News

KK Mornar Basket Bar (Erste Liga) confirmed in their roster 31-year old swingman Marko Calic (196-86). He has played there for the last two seasons. Calic managed to play in three leagues last year. But in 24 ABA League games he had just 1.9ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.0apg. He also played 8 games in Erste Liga where he recorded only 2.0ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.0spg. Calic helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals. And finally he contributed to 13 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged only 1.2ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.5apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Calic's team won Montenegrin League Regular Season in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Montenegrin League Defensive Player of the Year in 2016.
Calic has played previously professionally in Montenegro (Lovcen, Mogren, Danilovgrad, Ulcinj and Mediteran) and Serbia (Crvena Zvezda).

KK Mornar Basket Bar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nemanja Vranjes
Brandis Raley-Ross
Marko Mugosa

Forwards:
Marko Calic
Strahinja Micovic

Centers:
Radoje Vujosevic
Vukota Pavic

Coach: Mihailo Pavicevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Liepaja/Triobet inks Arnis Ate - by Eurobasket News

Liepaja/Triobet (LBL) signed 23-year old point guard Arnis Ate (182-75kg-94). He has played for the last three seasons at BA Turiba in the LBL2. In 34 games he had 12.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.1apg and 1.4spg last season. Ate helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
He has played previously for two other teams: Ridzene and Liepajas Lauvas-2.

Liepaja/Triobet roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Toms Leimanis
Arnis Ate
Valdis Senkans

Forwards:
Roman Gruschenko
Girts Lazdans

By Eurobasket Data Center

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VEF Riga tabs Klavs Cavars - by Eurobasket News

VEF Riga (LBL) inked 21-year old Latvian international center Klavs Cavars (205-99kg-96). He played most recently at Pertevniyal in Turkish TBL league. In 12 games he averaged 3.9ppg and 2.6rpg last season. Cavars also played that season for CBA Gran Canaria B in Spanish LEB Silver where in 16 games he had 9.2ppg and 5.3rpg.
He has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. Cavars played for Latvian senior team this year and previously for U18 National Team between 2013 and 2014.
He represented Latvia at the European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) last year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 13.4ppg, Reb-4 (8.3rpg), 1.3bpg, FGP: 61.7%, FT: 57.1%.
Cavars has played previously for three other Latvia teams: Liepaja/Triobet, Ventspils Augstskola and LMT Basketbola Akademija.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Artis Ate signs at VEF Riga - by Eurobasket News

VEF Riga (LBL) landed 28-year old guard Artis Ate (192-82kg-89). He has played for the last three years at BK Ventspils in the LBL. In 31 games he averaged 6.5ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.7apg last season. Ate helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Ate also played 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he had just 2.8ppg and 1.4rpg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League 1st Team award back in 2014.
Ate has played previously for two other teams: Liepaja/Triobet and Liepajas Lauvas-2.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ogut comes back to Gaziantep - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Gaziantep Basketbol (BSL) inked 25-year old point guard Can Ugur Ogut (178-92). It is actually his comeback to Gaziantep as he has played here before. Ogut played most recently at Acibadem in the TBL. In 45 games he recorded 6.8ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.6apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Ogut played at Gaziantep where in 32 BSL games he averaged 8.2ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.9apg. He also played 15 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 5.4ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.7apg.
Among other achievements Ogut's team made it to the EuroChallenge Semifinals in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TB2L Guard of the Year award back in 2010.
Ogut has played previously for two other teams: Turk Telekom and Pi Koleji.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Banvit tabs Tony Taylor, ex Enisey - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (BSL) inked 27-year old American point guard Tony Taylor (185-87kg-90, college: G.Washington). He played most recently at Enisey in Russian VTB league. In 14 FIBA Europe Cup games he averaged 13.4ppg, 3.0rpg and 4.6apg last season. Taylor helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 27 games in VTB United League where he had 13.3ppg, 2.8rpg and 4.6apg.
The previous (15-16) season Taylor played at Strasbourg IG in French ProA. In 11 games he recorded 5.2ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.5apg. He contributed to his team making it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
In 2012 Taylor was drafted by Tulsa 66ers (D-League) in second round (32nd overall).
He attended George Washington University and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Taylor has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
He won Polish League championship title in 2014.
Taylor has played previously professionally in Poland (PGE Turow) and NBA G League (Oklahoma City Blue).
His game is described as: Another "scoring point guard" kind of player who can be a true killer if left open on the perimeter. The same, he can pass the ball very well and keep teammates happy with assists. Good defender thanks to his quickness, he's a great ball stealer.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Melco Ieper (Top Division I Men) inks Ludovic Lambermont - by Bert Larsimont

On Monday evening, Ludovic Lambermont (195-F/G-94, agency: Promotex) signed a contract with Top Division I Men team Melco Ieper for the season 2017-18. This was confirmed via a press release sent to us by the Melco Ieper management team last night.
Ludovic Lambermont trained with and played for Pepinster during the last four seasons. 2012-13 was his best Ethias League season with VOO Verviers-Pepinster. The young Belgian forward played 9 games with the team and averaged 1.2 ppg in the Belgian pro league during that season. Ludovic Lambermont also played for RBC Verviers-Pepinster B (in lower divisions) in the last few seasons.



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Blaz Mahkovic from Igokea back to Domzale - by Rado Markovic Hribernik

Dragan Bajic will continue to build his squad for next season without Blaz Mahkovic (201-F-90, agency: PEPI SPORT) on it. The potential national team member of Slovenia has agreed to play for the Helios Suns Domzale of Domzale again.

One could say that Mahkovic is returning home at last. After having spent three seasons in the ABA League, Blaz Mahkovic, who earned himself a place in the Slovenia national team roster at the training camp ahead of FIBA EuroBasket 2017, is returning back to Domzale. He has agreed on cooperation for the upcoming season with the Helios Suns Domzale.

The player has averaged 4.5 points and 2.6 rebounds per game in the ABA League last season, playing for BC Igokea Aleksandrovac. Mahkovic has last played for Helios Suns Domzale during the 2013/14 season.



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Flamengo keeps Ramon for another season - by Eurobasket News

Clube de Regatas do Flamengo (NBB) re-signed 31-year old American (has also Dominican passport) guard Ronald Ramon (183-86, college: Pittsburgh). He played there last season. In 31 NBB games he recorded 9.6ppg, 2.5rpg, 4.0apg and 1.1spg. Ramon helped them to win the regular season.
Among other achievements he won Brazilian National League championship title in 2016. Ramon received also Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian League Honorable Mention award back in 2012 and 2013.
He represented USA at the FIBA Americas in Caracas (Venezuela) four years ago. Ramon's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 10 games: 2.7ppg.
Ramon is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Argentina (Lanus), Uruguay (Tabare) and Venezuela (Toros).
Ramon attended University of Pittsburgh until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A very good outside shooter with a winning mentality; can become a true clutch scorer, and a team leader;
He is a courageous, unselfish, tough and smart player who has emerged as a leader. He has proven to be an efficent ball handler, streaky shooter and solid distributor who makes his teammates better around him
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Clube de Regatas do Flamengo roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ronald Ramon
David Cubillan
Humberto Gomes

Forwards:
Olivinha Rodriguez
Andre Luis
Lucas Aprigio

Centers:
Joao_Paulo Lopez
Joao Dos_Santos

Coach: Jose Neto

By Eurobasket Data Center

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NBL Round 4 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

There were just four rounds played in Regular Season of NBL and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, favorites losing the games and even winless team recording their first victory.

First defeat of league's leader Guangxi (3-1) against ninth ranked Chongqing (2-2) 112-104 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Guangxi. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 27-25. But Guangxi won second period 30-29. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Chongqing dominated down low during the game scoring 78 of its points in the paint compared to Guangxi's 58. Worth to mention a great performance of Ukrainian center Vladyslav Koreniuk (210-94, agency: Octagon Europe) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 13 rebounds. American guard Aubrey Coleman (193-87, college: Houston, agency: HMS) contributed with 31 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American guard Kevin Murphy (196-90, college: Tenn Tech) replied with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds for Guangxi. Chongqing moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Anhui. Guangxi at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Lhasa who have the same record. Guangxi will play next round against strong Shaanxi W. trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Chongqing will try to continue on its current victory against first ranked Lhasa on the road.
Undefeated Lhasa (3-1) recorded its first loss on the court of eighth ranked Anhui. Visitors were defeated by Anhui 123-110. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Lhasa. Worth to mention a great performance of American Chris Johnson (210-85, college: LSU) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 38 points (!!!) and 25 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) and Jonathan Gibson who added 39 points (!!!) and 5 assists during the contest. At the losing side American Dominique Johnson (192-87, college: Azusa Pacific, agency: Higher Vision Sports) responded with 36 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Anhui maintains eighth position with 2-2 record, which they share with Chongqing. Lhasa at the other side still keeps top place with one game lost. They share the position with 6 other teams. Anhui will play against higher ranked Guizhou (#5) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Lhasa will play against Chongqing (#9) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Hunan (3-1) against fifth ranked Shaanxi W. (3-1) on Sunday night. Visiting Hunan was defeated by Shaanxi W. in Xian 108-90. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Hunan. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The winners were led by Charles Gaines who had that evening a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds. Even a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds by Arinze Onuaku did not help to save the game for Hunan. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Shaanxi W. keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 6 other teams including defeated Hunan. Shaanxi W. will meet at home Guangxi (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Hunan will play against Hebei X. and hope to secure a win.
Hebei X.'s fans can celebrate the first win of their team after three consecutive losses. The victory is especially important as it came on the road game in Luoyang, where they defeated Luoyang (1-3) 126-120. Brandon Costner fired a double-double by scoring 32 points and 22 rebounds for the winners. Hebei X. left bottom position moving up to tenth place, which they share with Beijing and Luoyang. Hebei X.'s next round opponent will be higher ranked Hunan (#6) in Changsha and it may be quite challenging game.
Fourth ranked Fujian blasted bottom-ranked Jiangsu L. (0-4) in He Fei 106-79 on Sunday evening. Jiangsu L. is still unable to win any game. It was a very good performance for LaQuinton Ross who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds. Fujian's coach Jiulong Liu felt very confident that he used entire bench saving starting five for next games. Fujian have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 6 other teams. Loser Jiangsu L. still closes the standings with four games lost. Fujian will face Dongbu (#13) in Nanjin in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Jiangsu L. will play on the road against Beijing and hopes to get finally their first victory.

In the last two games of round 4 Beijing was smashed by Henan on the road 117-97. Winless Dongbu was destroyed by Guizhou on its own court 79-107.
The most impressive performance of 4th round was 17 points and 15 rebounds by James Mays of Guizhou.

Jiangsu L. - Fujian 79-106

Fourth ranked Fujian blasted bottom-ranked Jiangsu L. (0-4) in He Fei 106-79 on Sunday evening. Jiangsu L. is still unable to win any game. The game was mostly controlled by Fujian. Jiangsu L. was better in third quarter 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Fujian forced 23 Jiangsu L. turnovers. It was a very good performance for American forward LaQuinton Ross (203-92, college: Ohio St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds. Swingman Wenbo Yang (196-90) contributed with 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Five Fujian players scored in double figures. Fujian's coach Jiulong Liu felt very confident that he used entire bench saving starting five for next games. American-Palestinian forward Michael Nunnally (203-86, college: Pacific) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 18 rebounds and forward MingYang Gao (196-88) added 22 points in the effort for Jiangsu L.Fujian have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 6 other teams. Loser Jiangsu L. still closes the standings with four games lost. Fujian will face Dongbu (#13) in Nanjin in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Jiangsu L. will play on the road against Beijing and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Jiangsu L.: G.MingYang 22+3reb+3ast, W.Peng 21+3reb+2ast, N.Michael 16+18reb+1ast, W.Xing Chen 7+4reb+2ast, S.Aleksandar 6+3reb+3ast, X.Shiwei 5+2reb
Fujian: R.LaQuinton 21+14reb+1ast, Y.Wenbo 17+6reb+3ast, D.Mouloukou Souleyman 16+4reb+5ast, X.Huajun 14+1reb+1ast, L.Ming-Yu 13+3reb+1ast, L.Hang 6+5reb
gschID: 548470


Chongqing - Guangxi 112-104

First defeat of league's leader Guangxi (3-1) against ninth ranked Chongqing (2-2) 112-104 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Guangxi. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 27-25. But Guangxi won second period 30-29. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Chongqing dominated down low during the game scoring 78 of its points in the paint compared to Guangxi's 58. Worth to mention a great performance of Ukrainian center Vladyslav Koreniuk (210-94, agency: Octagon Europe) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 13 rebounds. American guard Aubrey Coleman (193-87, college: Houston, agency: HMS) contributed with 31 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American guard Kevin Murphy (196-90, college: Tenn Tech) replied with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds and Indian-Canadian center Sim Bhullar (226-92, college: N.Mexico St.) added 22 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Guangxi. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Chongqing moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Anhui. Guangxi at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Lhasa who have the same record. Guangxi will play next round against strong Shaanxi W. trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Chongqing will try to continue on its current victory against first ranked Lhasa on the road.
Top scorers:
Guangxi: M.Kevin 35+10reb+1ast, B.Sim 22+12reb+3ast, D.ChengLong 19+4reb, J.Le 13+7reb+1ast, L.Jiawei 8+3ast, W.LongHao 7+1reb+2ast
Chongqing: K.Vladyslav 34+13reb+1ast, C.Aubrey 31+7reb+3ast, W.Xin 22+15reb+3ast, W.Yang 12+3reb, L.JinYang 6+4reb+1ast, C.YuNan 4+1ast
gschID: 548468


Henan - Beijing 117-97

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Henan (3-1) crushed at home 10th ranked Beijing (1-3) 117-97 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 59-37 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Quite impressive performance for Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) who helped to win the game recording 36 points (!!!). American-Nigerian center Chris Otule (211-90, college: Marquette) contributed with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. American guard Marquis Weddle (185-88, college: W.Virg.Wesl.) replied with 43 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import center Michael Holyfield (211-92, college: Sam Houston St.) added 16 points and 17 rebounds in the effort for Beijing. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Henan keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 6 other teams. Loser Beijing keeps the tenth place with three games lost. Henan will face Luoyang (#12) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Beijing will play against Jiangsu L. and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Beijing: W.Marquis 43+5reb+4ast, H.Michael 16+17reb+1ast, C.Zexu 11+1reb, L.Ziming 11+1reb, L.Yunan 10+6reb+2ast, Z.Shuai 6+2reb+1ast
Henan: A.Josh-Emmanuel 36+4reb+3ast, J.Yuxing 24+5reb+5ast, O.Chris 22+14reb+4ast, C.Yuhan 20+6reb, M.Qingfei 10+5reb+2ast, L.XiaoHu 3+1reb
gschID: 548469


Dongbu - Guizhou 79-107

Very expected game when bottom-ranked Dongbu (0-4) was smashed by seventh ranked Guizhou (3-1) in Nanjin 107-79 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 107-79. Guizhou dominated down low during the game scoring 82 of its points in the paint compared to Dongbu's 46. Guizhou forced 20 Dongbu turnovers and outrebounded them 45-32 including 17 on the offensive glass. Quite impressive performance for forward MingHao Li (200-92) who helped to win the game recording 21 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. Central African-American power forward James Mays (206-86, college: Clemson) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. Five Guizhou players scored in double figures. Point guard Tujun Shen (185-92) replied with 24 points and center Chen Wang (207-89) added 10 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Dongbu. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Guizhou keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 6 other teams. Loser Dongbu still closes the standings with four games lost. Guizhou will face Anhui (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Dongbu will play against Fujian (#7) in Fuzhou and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Dongbu: S.Tujun 24+3reb+2ast, Z.MengLong 16+2ast, W.Chen 10+11reb+2ast, D.QinShuo 6+4reb+2ast, S.Shengyue 6+5reb+4ast, S.Boyin 5+2reb+1ast
Guizhou: L.Mark 26+3reb+2ast, L.MingHao 21+8reb+4ast, M.James 17+15reb+1ast, Z.Bo 14+3reb, Y.Mingfang 10+3reb, S.Rongxiao 5+3reb+3ast
gschID: 548473


Luoyang - Hebei X. 120-126

Hebei X.'s fans can celebrate the first win of their team after three consecutive losses. The victory is especially important as it came on the road game in Luoyang, where they defeated Luoyang (1-3) 126-120. It looked good early as Luoyang took a 11-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Hebei X. had a 39-25 second period charge getting the lead and Luoyang was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 120-126. 30 personal fouls committed by Luoyang helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Brandon Costner (206-87, college: N.Carolina St.) fired a double-double by scoring 32 points and 22 rebounds for the winners. The other American import guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) chipped in a double-double by scoring 25 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists. American point guard Russ Smith (183-91, college: Louisville) produced 64 points (!!!), 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals and South Sudanese-Lebanese center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) added 14 points, 21 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 blocks respectively for lost side. Five Hebei X. and four Luoyang players scored in double figures. Hebei X. left bottom position moving up to tenth place, which they share with Beijing and Luoyang. Hebei X.'s next round opponent will be higher ranked Hunan (#6) in Changsha and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Luoyang: S.Russ 64+6reb+6ast, Q.Wenhan 21+10reb+3ast, M.Ater 14+21reb+4ast, S.Jianguo 11+2reb+1ast, Q.Daoqing 5+7reb, G.Han 3+4reb+1ast
Hebei X.: C.Brandon 32+22reb+3ast, S.Shannon 25+10reb+7ast, F.Weijian 20+5reb+3ast, C.Qi 19+4reb+1ast, G.Yao 13+1reb+4ast, L.Yannan 11+1reb
gschID: 548472


Anhui - Lhasa 123-110

Undefeated Lhasa (3-1) recorded its first loss on the court of eighth ranked Anhui. Visitors were defeated by Anhui 123-110. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Lhasa. The game was mostly controlled by Anhui. Lhasa was better in third quarter 30-29. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 16-of-21 charity shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American Chris Johnson (210-85, college: LSU) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 38 points (!!!) and 25 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) and the other American import point guard Jonathan Gibson (188-87, college: N.Mexico St.) who added 39 points (!!!) and 5 assists during the contest. At the losing side American Dominique Johnson (192-87, college: Azusa Pacific, agency: Higher Vision Sports) responded with 36 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds and Zhennan Zhang scored 17 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Anhui maintains eighth position with 2-2 record, which they share with Chongqing. Lhasa at the other side still keeps top place with one game lost. They share the position with 6 other teams. Anhui will play against higher ranked Guizhou (#5) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Lhasa will play against Chongqing (#9) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Lhasa: J.Dominique 36+8reb+1ast, Z.Zhennan 17+5reb+2ast, K.Jonathan 12+12reb, H.DangJian 12+3reb, S.Xinyue 8+4reb, C.Jinlong 7+3reb+1ast
Anhui: G.Jonathan 39+4reb+5ast, J.Chris 38+25reb+1ast, Z.Yong 11+1reb+2ast, L.Jian 11+7reb, G.Shunjie 7+1reb+1ast, H.Delong 7+4reb
gschID: 548471


Shaanxi W. - Hunan 108-90

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Hunan (3-1) against fifth ranked Shaanxi W. (3-1) on Sunday night. Visiting Hunan was defeated by Shaanxi W. in Xian 108-90. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Hunan. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game without a history. Shaanxi W. led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Hunan's 50. The winners were led by American forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds and the other American import guard Von Wafer (196-85, college: Florida St.) supported him with 19 points and 6 assists. Even a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds by American power forward Arinze Onuaku (206-87, college: Syracuse) did not help to save the game for Hunan. Dominican guard Gelvis Solano (185-94, college: Merrimack, agency: Basket Management Solutions) added 19 points for lost side. Five Shaanxi W. and four Hunan players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Shaanxi W. keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 6 other teams including defeated Hunan. Shaanxi W. will meet at home Guangxi (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Hunan will play against Hebei X. and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Hunan: S.Gelvis 19+1reb+2ast, O.Arinze 17+10reb+2ast, W.QiPeng 14+3reb, F.Bo 12+2reb, W.Junjie 7+6reb, H.Junjian 6+1reb+1ast
Shaanxi W.: G.Charles 35+16reb, W.Von 19+2reb+6ast, J.JunQi 15+7reb+1ast, M.Daqiang 14+4reb+1ast, S.Heyu 10+3ast, B.Jiguang 5+2reb
gschID: 548467





Guandong Tigers land Ioannis Bourousis, ex Panathinaikos - by Eurobasket News

Guangdong Southern Tigers (CBA) tabbed experienced 34-year old Greek international center Ioannis Bourousis (214-122kg-83). He was about to sign at Panathinaikos in Greek A1 league. The last season Bourousis played also at Panathinaikos (also in A1) where in 35 games he averaged 10.7ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.6apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Center of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Domestic Players Team. Bourousis also played 33 games in Euroleague where he had 7.8ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.0apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Among other achievements Bourousis received Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Player of the Year award in 2016.
He has been also a member of Greek international program for some years. Bourousis has regularly played for Greek senior team since 2005 and previously for U20 National Team between 2001 and 2002.
He also represented Greece at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 11.1ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 61.2%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 74.2%.
Bourousis has played also professionally in Italy (Armani Milano) and Spain (Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Baskonia) and Greece (Olympiacos and AEK Athens).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: By Italian scout comments: Nice prospect. Wide shoulders, huge wingspan, runs the floor well for his size, has pretty good footwork and lateral mobility. Has some skills, finishes well around the rim and showed soft touch. Play over the rim either for the rebound or for dunk. Keeps the ball high after the offensive rebound. After every practice he stayed longer on the floor to shoot. Will play the European Championship under 20 in Lithuania during the summer.
Comments by Serafim Karaiskakis:
He has good mobility for his height and a lots of moves around the basket. His main strength is his solid defense (grabs a lot of rebounds and blocks shots) due to his good leaping ability. He's an excellent scorer in the paint. He is aggressive and enthusiastic, he can even play some as a power forward. An average free throw shooter. His two main problems right now are bulk and motivation. He needs to add bulk to his body (he improved in that part from last year) if he wants to play someday in the NBA or to be a star in Europe. When he plays defense against heavier players he has difficulties facing them. He is not a starter in his team (AEK) and that contributes to his motivational problem, two times, last year and this one, when Pero Antic (one of the other 2 players that share minutes with Bouroussis) injured and had more playing time he had some excellent games. He is a player that wants time to show his skills, he is not helping when plays a few minutes
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By Eurobasket Data Center

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China NT - by Robert Wang

Got the info. From China National team today, the red team cancelled their US trip. The reason is their US visas application process would be extending too long. Their original schedule of US trip is starting on June 29. And they would play some games against 5 teams in NBA summer league. Now, they have to stay in Beijing practice and wait for the Stankovic Cup in Shenzhen on July 19. During this tournament, the red team would play against Egypt, Germany and Croatia.


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Ortiz's 28 points give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

36-year old guard Stalin Ortiz (190-G-81) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's best team Fast Break and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 20.
He had the game-high 28 points adding four rebounds and three assists for Fast Break in his team's victory, helping them to beat Condores (#6, 8-12) 81-72. It allowed Fast Break to consolidate first place in the Colombian league. Fast Break has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 17-1. In the team's last game Ortiz had a remarkable 88.9% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Fast Break, through which he has constantly improved. Valparaiso University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Ortiz is in league's top in points (2nd best: 23.0ppg) and averages solid 2.1spg and 53.7% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Brandon Givens (198-G-87) of Piratas. He is American guard in his first season at Piratas. In the last game Givens recorded impressive 28 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course Piratas cruised to a 88-81 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Caciques (#5, 8-10). Piratas' 7th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 7-13 record. Givens is one of the most experienced players at Piratas and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.3ppg (#3). He also registered 5.9 boards per game. Former North Carolina Wesleyan College star Givens is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Freddy Asprilla (208-F-88) of Caciques (#5). Asprilla scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Despite Asprilla's great performance Caciques lost 81-88 to slightly lower-ranked Piratas (#7, 7-13). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Caciques ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 10 games, recording just eight victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Asprilla could help Caciques to bring them higher in the standings. Asprilla has a very solid season. In 15 games in Colombia he scored 7.1ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jhon Romero (199-F-85) of Piratas - 16 points and 14 rebounds
5. Jairo Mendoza (203-F/C-85) of Piratas - 22 points and 10 rebounds
6. Luis Julio (201-F/C-80) of Fast Break - 15 points and 14 rebounds
7. Shamar Coombs (185-G-86) of Sabios - 27 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Luis Almanza (196-F-91) of Condores - 15 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Rodrigo Caicedo (180-PG-88) of Cimarrones - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Kregg Jones (203-F-91) of Sabios - 12 points and 10 rebounds

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



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
gschID: 547264





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)



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  CROATIA  


Mise Diminic (ex Lierna) signs at MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno - by Michal Duchovic

MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno (SBL) landed 28-year old Croatian power forward Mise Diminic (208-89, agency: XL Basketball Agency). He played most recently at Polisportiva Basket Lierna in Italian Serie C Gold. Diminic managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). He also played that season for Trepca (SuperLeague) in Kosovo where in 7 games he averaged 6.7ppg and 2.3rpg. Diminic also played 5 games in Balkan League where he had 9.6ppg and 4.4rpg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Croatian A1 League 3rd Team award back in 2014.
Diminic is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bosnia (Siroki Primorka), Spain, Switzerland (BCKE Wallabies) and Croatia (Slavonski Brod, KK_Zabok, KK Adriatic Split, Ribola Kastela and KK Vrijednosnice Osijek).

MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Boban Tomic
Vuk Djordjevic
Matus Jurcina
Igor Kurthy

Forwards:
Jozef Vojtek
Ladislav Stojanov
Sasa Jankovic
Matej Marchyn
Boris Belavy
Patrik Petrovsky
Lukaas Hoferica

Center:
Mise Diminic

Coach: Richard Duris



MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno welcomes back Jankovic - by Michal Duchovic

MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno (SBL) tabbed 33-year old Croatian forward Sasa Jankovic (204-94kg-84). It is actually his comeback to Komarno as he has played here before. Jankovic is a well-known player in Slovakian SBL where he played most recently at Iskra Svit (SBL). In 43 games he averaged 11.0ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.8apg last season. Jankovic helped them to make it to the Slovakian Cup Semifinals.
The most of previous (2015-16) season he spent at KB Kosice. In 30 SBL games he had 9.8ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.4apg. Jankovic contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. He also played that season for Inter Bratislava. In 11 SBL games he recorded 10.6ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.4apg. Jankovic also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got just 2.0ppg.
Jankovic has played also professionally in Croatia (Kvarner, Kvarner II Rijeka, KK_Zabok and Kvarner Resort Novi Rijeka), Czech Republic (Levice) and Slovakia (SKP Banska Bystrica, Nitra and Dolny Kubin).

MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Boban Tomic
Vuk Djordjevic
Matus Jurcina
Igor Kurthy

Forwards:
Sasa Jankovic
Matej Marchyn
Patrik Petrovsky

Coach: Richard Duris



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Apoel will battle for next year's title - by Dr. Nasios Orinos

It seems that Apoel plans to make a strong comeback this year.

Apoel agreed terms with the Cypriot Andreas Pilavas. Pilavas was born in 1983, is 1.93 cm tall and plays the guard position.

Pilavas is coming from Etha. He started his career in Enad and later he moved to Keravnos where he played for 9 years.

Pilavas is distinguished for his passion and strong defense.

Besides Pilavas, Antonis Konstantinides has signed the promising Victor Ieronymides and Chris Karapatakis.

Along with Vasilis Kounas, Gavriel Kilaras, Tolis Kaskiris and Grigoris Pantouris, Apoel's team of Cypriots obviously create a strong blend, that with the right addition of American players will definitely battle for the title.



Cypriot U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Pavlos Stylianou
Stylianou
Avgoustinos Sofroniou
Sofroniou
Constantinos Vasiliou
Vasiliou
Konstantinos Zavos
Zavos
Rafail Papaioannou
Papaioannou
#e#5
4Michalis Motitis 192-SG-99 Cypriot U18 Cyprus
5Konstantinos Michail 194-C-01
6Polys Iliadis 183-SG-00
7Demetris Papaloucas 175-PG-00
8Rovertos Alexandrou 192-F-00 Cypriot U18 Cyprus
9Pavlos Stylianou 185-PG-00 Cypriot U18 Cyprus
10Avgoustinos Sofroniou 194-SF-99 Apollon Cyprus
11Constantinos Vasiliou 188-SG-99 PAOK Greece
12Yiannis Achilleos 194-PF-00
13Konstantinos Zavos 187-SF-99 Cypriot U18 Cyprus
14Rafail Papaioannou 194-C-00 PAOK Greece
15Dimitris Matheou 193-PF-99

Michael Michalis Head Coach Zinonas Cyprus
Antonios Dimitriou Assistant
Neoklis Iliadis Assistant



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Shields re-signs at Dolomiti Energia Trento - by Eurobasket News

Dolomiti Energia Trento (Serie A) confirmed in their roster 23-year old Danish guard Shavon Shields (201-97kg-94, college: Nebraska). He played there last season. Shields managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 18 Serie A games he had 10.1ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.2apg and 1.5spg. He helped them to make it to the final. Shields also played that season for Deutsche Bank Skyliners in German BBL where in 26 games he recorded 14.0ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.7apg and 1.0spg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga 2nd Team and All-Newcomers Team. Shields also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 13.6ppg, 5.1rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League Honorable Mention.
Shields has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He was a member of Danish international program for some years. Shields was called to Danish Senior National Team two years ago and previously for U20 National Team in 2013.
He graduated from University of Nebraska in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

Dolomiti Energia Trento roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Joao Gomes
Dominique Sutton
Shavon Shields

Forward:
Luca Conti

Coach: Maurizio Buscaglia

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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 .21.2 
 5. Bailey, Reales LV19.9 
 6. Santana, Titanes .19.0 
 7. Freeman, Caner.18.7 
 8. Gaines, Metros S.18.1 
 9. Glenn, Metros S.17.9 
 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 .9.8 
 4. Mitchell, Metros S.9.0 
 5. Shannon, Indios S.8.8 
 6. Santana, Titanes .8.6 
 7. Vargas, Metros S.8.1 
 8. Rhett, Leones SD7.9 
 9. Gilder, Caneros LR7.3 
 10. Glenn, Metros S.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Juan CORONADO
  Reales LV
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Coronado, Reales LV5.9 
 2. Soliman, Caner.5.8 
 3. Miller, Leones SD5.3 
 4. De-Leon, Metros S.5.3 
 5. Suero, Indios SFM5.3 
 6. Fortuna, Leones SD4.0 
 7. Ruiz, Soles SD3.9 
 8. Rhett, Leones SD3.8 
 9. Suero, Indios SFM3.7 
 10. Carter, Huracane.3.6 
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.1.7 
 5. Rose, Huracanes PP1.7 
 6. Valdez, Huracane.1.5 
 7. Fortuna, Titanes .1.4 
 8. Gilder, Caneros LR1.3 
 9. De-Leon, Metros S.1.3 
 10. Mitchell, Metros S.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony MITCHELL
  Metros S.
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Mitchell, Metros S.2.4 
 2. Evangelista, Caner.1.4 
 3. McCombs, Soles SD1.4 
 4. Shannon, Indios S.1.3 
 5. Okosun, Reales LV1.3 
 6. Vargas, Metros S.1.0 
 7. Suero, Indios SFM0.9 
 8. Williams, Titanes .0.8 
 9. Garcia, Indios SFM0.8 
 10. Beidler, Huracane.0.8 


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

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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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





Gilder's 38-point game gives him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

32-year old power forward Trey Gilder (206-PF-85) had a very impressive game in the last round for Caneros LR and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 15.
He had the game-high 38 points adding eight rebounds for Caneros LR in his team's victory, helping them to beat Leones SD (#6, 7-10) 98-88. Caneros LR maintains the 4th position in Dominican Rep. league. Caneros LR is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 9-8 record. In the team's last game Gilder had a remarkable 69.2% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Caneros LR, through which he has constantly improved. Northwestern State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Gilder is in league's top in points (2nd best: 24.3ppg), rebounds (9th best: 7.3rpg) and averages solid 57.6% FGP and 65.4% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Gerardo Suero (196-G-89) of league's second-best Indios SFM. He is naturalized American guard in his first season at Indios SFM. In the last game Suero recorded impressive 29 points, 3 rebounds and 9 assists. Bad luck as Indios SFM lost that game 99-104 to the lower-ranked Reales LV (#5, 7-10). Indios SFM managed to keep the same second spot in the standings. His team's 11-5 record is not bad at all. Suero is one of the most experienced players at Indios SFM and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 28.2ppg (#1). His other stats are also decent: 6.8rpg and 3.7apg.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Carl Hall (202-F-89, agency: HMS) of Soles SD (#8). Hall scored 21 points and grabbed six rebounds. Despite Hall's great performance Soles SD lost 106-111 to the higher-ranked Caneros LR (#4, 9-8). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Soles SD can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 4-13 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Hall he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Hall has a very solid season. In 9 games in Dominican Republic he scored 14.7ppg. He also has 6.8rpg and FGP: 64.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Manuel Guzman (204-F/C-82) of Soles SD - 26 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Jhonatan Araujo (208-C-96) of Leones SD - 21 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Juan Guerrero (201-F-93) of Leones SD - 18 points and 11 rebounds
7. Antonio Pena (204-PF-86) of Reales LV - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Ollie Bailey (201-G/F-85) of Reales LV - 18 points and 8 rebounds
9. Austin Freeman (194-G-89) of Caneros LR - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists
10. Ashton Gibbs (188-PG-90) of Indios SFM - 28 points, 2 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)



Flamengo keeps Ramon for another season - by Eurobasket News

Clube de Regatas do Flamengo (NBB) re-signed 31-year old American (has also Dominican passport) guard Ronald Ramon (183-86, college: Pittsburgh). He played there last season. In 31 NBB games he recorded 9.6ppg, 2.5rpg, 4.0apg and 1.1spg. Ramon helped them to win the regular season.
Among other achievements he won Brazilian National League championship title in 2016. Ramon received also Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian League Honorable Mention award back in 2012 and 2013.
He represented USA at the FIBA Americas in Caracas (Venezuela) four years ago. Ramon's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 10 games: 2.7ppg.
Ramon is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Argentina (Lanus), Uruguay (Tabare) and Venezuela (Toros).
Ramon attended University of Pittsburgh until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A very good outside shooter with a winning mentality; can become a true clutch scorer, and a team leader;
He is a courageous, unselfish, tough and smart player who has emerged as a leader. He has proven to be an efficent ball handler, streaky shooter and solid distributor who makes his teammates better around him
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Clube de Regatas do Flamengo roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ronald Ramon
David Cubillan
Humberto Gomes

Forwards:
Olivinha Rodriguez
Andre Luis
Lucas Aprigio

Centers:
Joao_Paulo Lopez
Joao Dos_Santos

Coach: Jose Neto

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Piratas land Willie Clayton - by Greg

Piratas de Los Lagos (National League) tabbed 25-year old American forward Willie Clayton (203-111kg-92). He just graduated from Georgia State University (NCAA). In 33 games he averaged 6.1ppg and 7.2rpg last season. Clayton helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Sun Belt Conference. They also advanced to the Tournament semifinals.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Clayton is described as: Clayton is an outstanding rebounder who understands his role as an inside scorer and rebounder.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Latinbasket.com All-El Salvador Liga Superior Apertura Awards 2017 - by Eurobasket Center

Latinbasket.com All-El Salvador Liga Superior Apertura 1st Team 2017
Marcus Thomas
Thomas
Julio Barrera
Barrera
Julio Crespin
Crespin
Diego Ferrin
Ferrin
Manuel Artiga
Artiga

Finals MVP: Barthel Lopez (213-C-89) of San Marcos
Player of the Year: Marcus Thomas (191-G/F-95) of Izalco
Guard of the Year: Marcus Thomas (191-G/F-95) of Izalco
Forward of the Year: Diego Ferrin (F/C) of Thunder
Center of the Year: Manuel Artiga (196-F/C-83) of Marquense
Import Player of the Year: Marcus Thomas (191-G/F-95) of Izalco
Domestic Player of the Year: Diego Ferrin (F/C) of Thunder
Defensive Player of the Year: Roger Diaz (99) of San Marcos

1st Team
G/F: Marcus Thomas (191-G/F-95) of Izalco
PG: Julio Barrera (173-PG-90) of Marquense
F: Julio Crespin (184-F-97) of Izalco
F/C: Diego Ferrin (F/C) of Thunder
F/C: Manuel Artiga (196-F/C-83) of Marquense

2nd Team
G: Hector Landaverde (G-92) of ADB
: Roger Diaz (99) of San Marcos
: Milton Martinez (88) of San Marcos
F: Rafael Rivas (197-F-98) of ExSAL ST
G: Leonardo Gomez (G) of San Marcos

Honorable Mention
Jonathan Roque of ABA
Nestor Cordero (82) of Biomedical
Carlos Pineda (178-G-92) of Biomedical



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Kangur leaves Openjobmetis VA - by Eurobasket News

experienced 35-year old Estonian international small forward Kristjan Kangur (201-96kg-82) left Openjobmetis Varese (Serie A). Kangur played there also last season. In 30 games he averaged 5.3ppg and 3.8rpg. He played there also last season. Kangur also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 4.2ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.1apg.
The previous (15-16) season he was tested by Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz in Spanish Liga Endesa. In three games he recorded 3.7ppg and 3.3rpg. Kangur also played 6 games in Euroleague where he got just 2.0ppg and 1.8rpg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the FIBA Europe Cup final in 2016. Kangur received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention award back in 2011.
He has been also a member of Estonian international program for some years. Kangur has regularly played for Estonian senior team since 2003 and previously for University National Team in 2003.
He represented Estonia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 7.4ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 31.6%, 3PT: 38.5%, FT: 90.9%.
Kangur is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket), Germany, Italy (Armani Milano, Mens Sana 1871 Siena and Virtus Bologna) and Estonia (Kalev/Cramo and TTU Korvpalliklubi Tallinn).
Kangur's game is described as: Skilled, fundamentally sound forward who can play at the 3 and 4. has great timing and natural sense to rebound at both ends of the floor. Has great feel for the game and when and where to cut to the basket. Dunks in traffic. Very good shooter with great range but also drives well to the basket. Very aggressive and a big fighter. Has very nice European experience. Started to play at the highest level when he was young. Speaks English.

Openjobmetis Varese roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nicola Natali
Antabia Waller
Matteo Tambone

Forwards:
Giancarlo Ferrero
Stan Okoye

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Voronov comes back to Zenit - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Zenit Saint Petersburg (VTB) added to their roster 31-year old ex-international shooting guard Evgeny Voronov (192-95kg-86). It is actually his comeback to Zenit as he has played here before. Voronov played last season at Unics (VTB). In 23 Euroleague games he recorded just 3.0ppg and 1.3rpg. He also played 22 games in VTB United League where he averaged 5.5ppg and 1.7rpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to VTB United League All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season Voronov played at Lokomotiv. In 29 Euroleague games he had 4.7ppg and 1.4rpg. He helped them to make it to the Euroleague Final Four. Voronov also played 33 games in VTB United League where he got 4.6ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.7apg and 1.0spg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Voronov's team made it to the VTB United League Semifinals in 2015.
He was also a member of Russian international program for some years. Voronov played for Russian Senior National Team between 2010 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
He also represented Russia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 5.8ppg, 4.0rpg, FGP: 35.0%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 50.0%.
Voronov has played previously for six other teams: CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow, Krasnie Krilya, Lokomotiv Mineralnye Vody, Dynamo St.Petersburg and Lokomotiv Rostov U23.
On Voronov: Reminds a little Russian international Sergei Babkov. a solid SG, always looking to score, who can shoot from the distance or penetrate. expected to be one of the stars at the 2004 Junior EC, showed to be too much discontinous, and to need again some work to his fundamentals; interesting upside, however;.

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Darussafaka signs Emircan Kosut - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL) signed 22-year old ex-international center Emircan Kosut (216-95) from Pinar Karsiyaka. The last season Kosut played at Yesilgiresun Bld where in 30 BSL games he had 5.8ppg and 3.6rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 1st Team in 2015.
Kosut was also a member of Turkish international program for some years. He played for Turkish Senior National Team two years ago and previously for U18 National Team in 2013.
Kosut represented Turkey at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 10 games: 10.3ppg, 7.1rpg, Blocks-1 (2.9bpg), FGP: 58.9%, FT: 68.0%.
Kosut has played previously for Anadolu Efes.

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Marko Simonovic (ex Crvena Zvezda) is a newcomer at Zenit - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Zenit Saint Petersburg (VTB) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old Serbian international forward Marko Simonovic (201-86, agency: BeoBasket). He has played for the last two seasons at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS league. Simonovic managed to play in three leagues last year. In 16 KLS games he recorded 9.1ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.2apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). Simonovic also played 30 games in Euroleague where he averaged 12.6ppg and 3.6rpg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention. And finally Simonovic contributed to 32 games in ABA League where he had 10.2ppg and 2.3rpg. Simonovic was voted Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League 1st Team in 2017.
He has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. Simonovic has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2014 and previously for University National Team between 2007 and 2009.
He also represented Serbia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. Simonovic's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 4 games: 6.5ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.0spg, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 62.5%.
Simonovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Oostende), France (Pau Lacq Orthez), Germany (ALBA Berlin), Montenegro (Buducnost) and Serbia (BKK Radnicki and Vrsac).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Great athlete with enormous jumping ability. Atractive player with great 3point shoot.

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Hapoel Jerusalem keeps Dyson for another season - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Jerusalem (Winner League) re-signed 30-year old American ex-international shooting guard Jerome Dyson (191-82kg-87, college: Connecticut). He played there last season. In 36 Winner League games he recorded 11.6ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.6apg and 1.0spg. Dyson helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Dyson also played 19 games in Eurocup where he averaged 11.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.2apg and 1.1spg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Dyson played at Fiat Torino in Italian Serie A. In 18 games he had very impressive stats: 15.9ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.1apg and 1.7spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Italian SerieA All-Star Game.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Dyson also represented USA at the Panamerican Games in Guadalajara (Mexico) six years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 5 games: 11.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.0apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 38.5%, 3PT: 38.9%, FT: 55.2%.
Dyson is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in NBA (New Orleans Pelicans), Italy (Banco di Srd and Enel Brindisi), Israel (Hapoel Holon) and NBA G League (Oklahoma City Blue).
Dyson attended University of Connecticut until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: An athletic, talented guard, who can shoot the ball very well, but lacks some weight to bang with top NBA SGs. Can spend time even at the point, thanks to good court vision and leadership.

Hapoel Jerusalem roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Yotam Halperin
Tarence Kinsey
Jerome Dyson

Forward:
Lior Eliyahu

Center:
Richard Howell

Coach: Fotis Katsikaris

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Demir IBB signs Bracey Wright - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket (BSL) signed 33-year old American guard Bracey Wright (191-87kg-84, college: Indiana). He will still stay in Turkey where he played last season at Acibadem in the TBL. In 43 games he had very impressive stats: 19.3ppg, 4.3rpg, 4.5apg and 1.5spg. Great season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TBL 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Wright played at Pinar Karsiyaka. In 22 BSL games he recorded 13.7ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.9apg. He helped them to make it to the cup final. Wright also played 8 games in Eurocup where he averaged remarkable 16.3ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.4apg and 1.3spg. Wright also spent pre-season at Hapoel Jerusalem (Winner League) in Israel that year.
He won Israeli Premier League championship title in 2015.
Wright is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Oostende), Croatia (Cedevita), France (Paris Levallois), Greece (Aris), Russia (Krasnie Krilya) and Spain (Joventut and Zaragoza).
Wright attended Indiana University until 2005 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season as a professional player.
He could be described: (by NBADraft.TK)
Strengths: Bracey Wright is an explosive scorer with great quickness and leaping ability. He is a phenomenal athlete who could play either the point or the shooting guard. His quickness and ball handling skills give him the ability to take almost any defender to the rim. Do not be fooled by his low shooting percentage this past year either, he can hit three pointers from downtown Indianapolis. He possesses great range on his jump shot and is a great college three-point shooter, but with his range could be a great NBA three-point shooter. His low shooting percentage last year was mainly due to the fact that Indiana was flat out terrible last year. He was their only true scorer and many times he was double or even triple teamed, but he still averaged 18.5 ppg. When he is leading the team up the court on a fast break, he has the quick explosion needed to take the ball all the way, or he can stop on a dime and nail the mid-range J. Bracey is also a decent free throw shooter and knows how to get to the free throw line. An excellent run and jump style player. Along with his offensive skills, he is also a good defender. Wright plays good on the ball defense and has shown that he can force his opponent into committing turnovers.
Weaknesses: In the NBA, Wright would be an undersized two guard, only listed at 6'3 180 lbs and at times he has shown that he lacks the heart and determination to be the general on the floor for his team. He has not shown the qualities of leadership necessary to be a point guard in the NBA. Many times in big games, Wright does not show up to play and is rendered ineffective. In big games, he needs to play with more poise and heart. If Wright does choose to convert to a point guard in the NBA, he will need to fine-tune his ball handling skills and passing abilities. Wright can be a two guard in the NBA, but because he is a very streaky shooter and takes a large quantity of shots, he must learn to shoot the rock with more consistency if he wants to be anything other than a career bench warmer. The NBA has plenty of bad shooters who think that they can shoot the three. Antoine Walker
.

Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Bracey Wright
Vojdan Stojanovski
Erving Walker
Merthan Mutlu

Forwards:
Vlad Moldoveanu
Burak Selen

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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.

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Kouvot welcomes back Sinclair, ex Monthey - by Eurobasket News

Kouvot Kouvola (Korisliiga) landed 24-year old American guard James Sinclair (190-82kg-93, college: W.Carolina). It is actually his comeback to Kouvola as he has played here before. Sinclair played most recently at BBC Monthey in Swiss LNA league. In 20 games he averaged 8.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg last season. He helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Sinclair also played that season for Kouvot where in 9 Korisliiga games he had 13.4ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.9apg and 1.9spg.
Sinclair received NABC All-District 22 1st Team award in 2015 at his college time.
Sinclair has played previously for another Finnish team Helsinki Seagulls.
He attended Western Carolina University until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

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O'Brien starts his pro career at Korihait - by Eurobasket News

UU-Korihait Uusikaupunki (Korisliiga) added to their roster 23-year old American forward Sean O'Brien (198-95kg-94). O'Brien just graduated from S.Illinois (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 33 games he had 11.8ppg, 8.5rpg and 2.7apg last season. O'Brien helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to All-MVC 2nd Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

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Korihait adds Williams to their roster, ex Geneve Lions - by Eurobasket News

UU-Korihait Uusikaupunki (Korisliiga) added to their roster 26-year old American point guard Chaz Williams (175-79kg-91, college: Massachusetts). He played last season at Geneve Lions in Swiss LNA league. In 21 games he recorded 10.6ppg, 4.8rpg, 4.4apg and 1.4spg. Williams helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season he was tested by Fuerza Regia in Mexican LNBP where in two games he averaged 10.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Williams was voted NABC Division I All-District 4 1st Team back in 2012, 2013 and 2014 at his college time.
Williams has played previously professionally in Turkey (Eskisehir Basket and Afyon Bld) and NBA G League (Maine Red Claws and Delaware 87ers).
He attended University of Massachusetts until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Great skills, vision and ball-handling ability. Offensively, he's a good outside shooter and penetrator. Simply unstoppable in open court situations, thanks to quickness, passing ability and changes of speed. Also a smart defender, limited only by small size.

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Quimper lands Paul-Lou Duwiquet - by Eurobasket News

Quimper UJAP (ProB) landed 22-year old shooting guard Paul-Lou Duwiquet (195-95). He was about to sign at Lille Metropole Basket in the ProB. Duwiquet has played there for the last three years. The last season he played also at Lille Metropole where in 37 ProB games he averaged 5.8ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.2apg.
Duwiquet's team made it to the French ProB Leaders Cup Final Four in 2016.
He represented France at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. Duwiquet's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 10 games: 6.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.0apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 29.0%, 3PT: 38.9%, FT: 80.8%.
Duwiquet has played previously for Gravelines Dunkerque.

Quimper UJAP roster for 2017-2018:

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

Coach: Laurent Foirest

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La Rochelle keeps Louves for another season - by Eurobasket News

La Rochelle Rupella 17 (NM2) re-signed 28-year old power forward Luc Louves (208-89). He played there last season.
Louves was a member of French U18 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
He has played previously professionally also in Belgium (Gent Hawks and Essor Charleroi) and France (Olympique Antibes, Aix Maurienne, CFBB, GET Vosges and Entente Orleans 45).
Louves' game is described as: A young center with outstanding athletic skills, but yet too green to play at pro level. In desperate need of playing time.

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Howard left Strasbourg - by Eurobasket News

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

Strasbourg IG Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pape Sy
Paul Lacombe
Ludovic Beyhurst

Forwards:
Jeremy Leloup
Olivier Cortale

Centers:
Louis Labeyrie
Mouhammadou Jaiteh
Marc Kwedi

Coach: Vincent Collet

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La Rochelle keeps Costentin for another season - by Eurobasket News

La Rochelle Rupella 17 (NM2) re-signed experienced 35-year old small forward Guillaume Costentin (196-95kg-82). He played there last season.
The previous (15-16) season Costentin played at ALM Evreux (ProB) where in 41 games he averaged 3.3ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.6apg. He helped them to make it to the final and Cup semifinals.
Costentin was a member of French U20 National Team back in 2001.
He has spent his entire career in France playing for two other teams: Chatelleraud and Poitiers.
Costentin is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at La Rochelle.

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Vitre inks Etienne Plateau - by Philippe Burstert

Aurore de Vitre (NM1) signed 31-year old point guard Etienne Plateau (191-86). He was about to sign at Caen Basket Calvados in the ProB. Plateau has played there for the last four years. NM1 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. The last season Plateau played also at Caen where in 13 NM1 games he had 3.3ppg and 1.1apg. He helped them to win the NM1 title (twice).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Plateau was voted Eurobasket.com All-French N1 Honorable Mention back in 2010.
He was a member of French U20 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
Plateau has played previously for seven other teams: JDA Dijon, Mulhouse Basket, Chalons Reims, CFBB, JSF Nanterre, Quimper UJAP and CFBB.
He could be described: The top point guard his age in France and one of the top ones in Europe. But passes are not his only specialty. Extremely quick player, who can score.

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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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Chalons-Reims land Ed Daniel, ex Maccabi Ashdod - by Eurobasket News

Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket (ProA) landed 27-year old American power forward Ed Daniel (201-103kg-90, college: Murray State). He played most recently at Maccabi Ashdod in Israeli Winner League, but was released by the team in Dec.'16. In 12 Winner League games he averaged 8.2ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.3apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Daniel played at Fortituto Kontatto Bologna in Italian Serie A where in 42 games he had 13.8ppg, 9.7rpg and 2.3apg. He helped them to make it to the final.
Daniel has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements he won OVC Regular Season West Division championship title in 2013. Daniel received also All-OVC 1st Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
Daniel has played also professionally for other Italian teams like Openjobmetis VA, The Flexx Pistoia, Vanoli Cremona and Virtus Bologna.
He attended Murray State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
LaMonte Ulmer
Ed Daniel
Luka Antic
Louis Cassier

Centers:
Yannis Morin
Jules Rambaut

Coach: Cedric Heitz

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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

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Lorient adds Pourchot to their roster - by Eurobasket News

CEP Lorient (NM1) added to their roster 25-year old center Vincent Pourchot (222-92). He has played for the last two seasons at Etoile Charleville-Mezieres in the ProB. In 33 games he recorded 5.1ppg and 4.1rpg in 2015-16 season. NM1 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Pourchot's team made it to the U21 Championships (Trophee du Futur) Semifinals in 2012.
He represented France at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. Pourchot's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 3 games: 6.0ppg, 4.3rpg, FGP: 66.7%, FT: 75.0%.
Pourchot has played previously for four other teams: Sluc Nancy, CFBB, Lille Metropole and Metz-Thionville.

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The "falcons" with fly with Borce Daskalovski - by Mario Divanisov

Despite the successful season behind Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje, the management and coach Dragan Nikolic did not manage to overcome the struggles in their cooperation that made the "falcons" to seek of a new coach.
Besides the several speculations of a foreign coach the team decided to acquire young hope Borce Daskalovski (195-F/G-83) that served as a assistant coach in the team in the last two seasons to lead the team to a new journey.

This will be a second head coach position for the 33-year old Daskalovski who previously led Vardar for three years (2009-12). The young coach is also a professor on the Faculty of Physical Education, Sport and Health in Skopje, as he holds a PhD degree.

Borce Daskalovski will have a tough start in the coaching position as the team is jet expecting the draw for FIBA's Basketball Champions League.



Gostivar starts the long term ambitions with coach Srbinovski - by Mario Divanisov

Newly promoted Gostivar 2015 will start the upcoming season with ambitions to survive Prva Liga and raise their status from year to year for a final quest - bringing the tittle back to the city.
The new team management on today's press expressed their motivation and excitement in the project of processing youth players to the senior squad as one of the primary goals in the upcoming seasons, applying on the patience status.

"My motivation on comeback in basketball, especially on the position that I am now in the goal of processing youth players and bringing Gostivar 2015 on the path that once was. We plan to do this with a thorough work and we do not expect the results of this placement right now. I think that with the people that are in the club now and the support of the town we are on the right path in succeeding in our goal and not only creating players that are good for the team, but future national members as well. We would like to return Gostivar 2015 on the basketball map that once was, therefore we set this postulate to a club where everyone will know their work." - said the new team manager and former basketball player Mladen Gjurovski.

The new head coach of the white and blues, Marijan Srbinovski didn't manage to hide his satisfaction and pleasure of coming back to his home town, especially in this kind of an environment.

"I would like to thank Gostivar 2015 for the opportunity to be one of the key members in a project like this. It is a great honor for me to be part of the club and the city again, especially playing a part of bringing the old fame back. I did not hesitate for such an offer and a serious concept, therefor what I can promise is maximum effort coming the professional headquarters and all the players. Our goal with such a commitment is bringing the fans back in the hall, building a respectable team and attracting young kids from the town to live for basketball." - said coach Marijan Srbinovski .

The negotiations with the players that helped Gostivar 2015 to make a comeback in Prva Liga are already in progress, however the details are jet unknown. More information is expected by the end of the week.



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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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Pullen left Khimki - by Eurobasket News

28-year old Georgian point guard Jacob Pullen (184-85kg-89, college: Kansas State) left BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. He played there also last season. In 17 Eurocup games he had 10.3ppg, 1.2rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg. Pullen helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He played there also last season. Pullen also played 23 games in VTB United League where he recorded 8.9ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.6apg. He contributed to his team making it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season Pullen played at Cedevita in Croatian A1. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 19 A1 games he averaged 10.8ppg, 1.0rpg and 2.8apg. Pullen contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) (also twice). Pullen also played 24 games in Euroleague where he got 13.5ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.8apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention. Pullen also played 27 games in ABA League where he got 14.4ppg, 1.4rpg and 3.2apg.
Pullen has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted USBasket.com All-NCAA D1 3rd Team and All-Big 12 1st Team back in 2010 and 2011 at his college time.
Pullen also represented Georgia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.2ppg, 1.2rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 31.8%.
Pullen is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in four different countries. Pullen tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in China (Flying Leopards), Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem), Italy (Enel Brindisi, Angelico Biella and Virtus Bologna) and Spain (FC Barcelona and Sevilla).
Pullen attended Kansas State until 2011 and it is his seventh season as a professional player.
On Pullen: An undersized guard with an immense offensive talent and personality. Size is an important limit at NBA level, but he could become soon an Euroleague top level player.

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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Mark Gebhardt Moves To The Astrostars Bochum - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

After playing his whole career in Essen, Mark Gebhardt (198-SF-94) will seek a new challenge with Pro B team AstroStars Bochum. Mark Gebhardt is a 22 year old 198cm forward that takes four seasons and 99 pro A games experience to Bochum. Last season he played 22 games averaging 2.3ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.4apg. The German started his career with ETB SW Essen (Regionalliga) in 2012 and played 22 games avergaing 3.8ppg, played also at Metropol Baskets Ruhr U19 team. "The decision wasn't easy for me. I developed further the last years. I have decided to seek a new challenge where I can prove myself", stressed Mark Gebhardt.




Andreas Obst Jumps To Gotha - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

He may only be 20, but youngster Andreas Obst (191-SG-96, agency: BeoBasket) already witnessed his first EasyCredit BBL minutes at 18 years of age and will go into his fourth BBL season with Gotha.bringing 62 BBL games experience. The new EasyCredit BBL team handed him a contract. The German U-20 national player last season played for the Giessen 46ers (BBL playing 28 games averaging 5.1ppg, 1.1rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 47.6%, 3PT: 30.3%, FT: 81.5%. "I brought him to Bamberg from Halle and am sure that he can become a key player for us. He made a right step with Giessen. I am happy we could gte guys like Niklas Wimberg, Dino Dizdarevic and Andreas Obst. All 3 fit perfect in our concept to develop young Germans and give them a chance to become key players", stressed Wolfgang Heyder. Last season he scored in double figures 4 times including a 14 point game against Oldenburg and 12 point games against Phoenix Hagen and the Telekom Baskets Bonn. "I came to Gotha, because I am convinced I will get minutes and make the next step. I want to take much responsibility and prove with my team that we deserve to be in teh BBL", stressed Andreas Obst.

Obst started his basketball career with USV Halle junior team and moved to TSV Breitenguessbach in 2011 and played with their junior team. In 2012-2013, he played for TSV Troester Breitenguessbach (ProB) playing 6 games averaging 3.3ppg, 1.0rpg, played also at Regnitztal Baskets (Regionalliga) playing 17 games averaging 12.8ppg, and played also at Troester Cybex Breitenguessbach U19 team (NBBL). He stayed with Bike-Cafe Messingschlager Baunach (ProB) in 2013-2014 playing 26 games averaging 9.3ppg, 1.8rpg, FGP: 42.5%, 3PT: 37.2%, FT: 80.0%, played also at TSV Troester Breitenguessbach (Regionalliga) playing 7 games averaging 15.3ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.3apg; and played also for TSV Troester Breitenguessbach U19 team (NBBL). In the 2014-2015 season he made the jump to the Brose Baskets Bamberg (BBL) playing 20 games averaging 1.7ppg; Eurocup: 8 games: 2.3ppg, also a license for Bike-Cafe Messingschlager Baunach (ProA) playing 10 games averaging 10.2ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 35.7%, 3PT: 40.0%, played also at TSV Troester Breitenguessbach U19 team (NBBL). Two seasons ago he played his last season with the Brose Baskets Bamberg (BBL) playing 14 games averaging 1.0ppg. He also had a license for Bike-Cafe Messingschlager Baunach (ProA) playing 21 games averaging 11.8ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.4apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 45.7%, 3PT: 32.8%, FT: 82.8%.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been German U15 National Team -11, Turk Telekom International U16 Tournament -12, German U16 National Team -12, European Championships U16 in Lithuania -12: 8 games: 6.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.3spg, FGP: 41.7%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 69.2%, Torneo Citta di Roma International Junior Tournament -13, German U18 National Team -13-14, German NBBL Championships Finalist -13, German 3x3 U18 National Team -13, FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships -13, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Finalist -14, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Newcomer of the Year -14, Ciutat de L'Hospitalet International Junior Tournament (Qualifications to NIJT) -14: 4 games: Score-1 (22.5ppg), 5.5rpg, 1.5apg, 2.0spg
German NBBL All-Star Game -14, Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B 1st Team -14, European Championships U18 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) -14 (Gold): 9 games: 15.1ppg, 2.3rpg, FGP: 48.7%, 3PT: 37.7%, FT: 83.3%, German Bundesliga Cup Finalist -15
German Bundesliga Regular Season Champion -15, German Bundesliga Champion -15, German U20 National Team -15-16
European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) -15: 9 games: 8.2ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 34.2%, 3PT: 15.2%, FT: 84.4%, Eurobasket.com German 2.Bundesliga Pro A All-Domestic Players Team -16, European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) -16 (Semifinals): 7 games: 13.9ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 48.5%, 3PT: 29.3%, FT: 82.4%, and Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 3rd Team -16.

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Team Ehingen Add Bo Meister - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

After 5 years in Bremerhaven going through their youth programs and reaching the EasyCredit BBL playing 2 games, German Bo Meister (203-SF-99) has decided to seek a new challenge and play with Team Ehingen. Meister is a 18 year old 203cm forward that started his career in 2012 with the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven U16 team and last season played with the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (BBL) playing 2 games, played also at BSG Bremerhaven (2.Regionalliga) playing 8 games averaging 13.9ppg, played also for U19 team (NBBL playing 8 games: averaging 18.4ppg, 6.9rpg, 2.9apg, 2PT: 41.4%, 3PT: 32.5%, FT: 82.0%. "He is exactly the type of player that we were looking for. He can get to the basket, but also shoot. He is hard to calculate for the opponent", stressed head coach Domenik Reinboth. "The Pro A is a good start for me, but also a big challenge", added Bo Meister. Meister was a member of the German U-16 national team in 2015.

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Joe Lawson Returns Back To BV Chemnitz - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro A team BV Chemnitz have announced the contract extension of Joe Lawson (201-F/C-92, college: Indianapolis, agency: Interperformances). Lawson is a 24 year old 201cm forward from Indianapolis, Indiana that is going into his third professional season and third in Germany. After being a rookie with the BiG Oettinger Rockets Gotha (Germany-ProA) in 2015 and playing 38 games averaging 11.6ppg, 4.9rpg, FGP: 59.8%, 3PT: 38.8%, FT: 69.4%, he came back last season with BV Chemnitz and improved his stats across the board as he played 40 games averaging 15.4ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 58.2%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 81.4%. Last season he scored in double figures in 33 games and scored 20 points or moore nine times. His best scoring games last season were 36 points against Trier, 26 points against ex team Gotha and 24 points against Crailsheim.


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






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.



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



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Gibraltar U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
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Rafael Aradas
Aradas
Alejandro Garcia
Garcia
Michael Ruiz
Ruiz
Michael Rodriguez
Rodriguez
Mohamed El Yettefti
El Yettefti
#e#5
9Rafael Aradas 188-G-01 GIB U16 NT Gibraltar
11Sergio Gil 177-PG-99 GIB U18 NT Gibraltar
12Mohamed El Yettefti 196-F-01 GIB U16 NT Gibraltar
15Stefan Tellez 169-G-00 GIB U16 NT Gibraltar
16Alejandro Garcia 186-G-01 ULB OH!TELS Spain
17Michael Ruiz 177-PG-00 GIB U16 NT Gibraltar
21Adrian Castellon 170-F-99 GIB U16 NT Gibraltar
23Michael Rodriguez 169-G-00 GIB U16 NT Gibraltar
24Sami Tunbridge 175-PG-01 GIB U16 NT Gibraltar
30Jamie Mesilio 169-F-01 GIB U16 NT Gibraltar



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AEK Athens tab Vasilis Xanthopoulos - by Chris Mammides

AEK Athens (A1) inked 33-year old former international point guard Vasilis Xanthopoulos (188-84, agency: Octagon Europe). He has played for the last two years at Aris in the A1. In 34 games he averaged 4.6ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.9apg and 1.8spg last season. Xanthopoulos helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com Greek A1 League All-Defensive Team. Xanthopoulos also played 18 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 3.0ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.2apg and 1.4spg (in top 3).
Among other achievements Xanthopoulos won Greek League championship title in 2005, 2007 and 2013. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Co-Guard of the Year award back in 2012.
Xanthopoulos was also a member of Greek international program for some years. He played for Greek Senior National Team back in 2011 and previously for U21 National Team in 2005.
Xanthopoulos represented Greece at the European Championships in Lithuania six years ago. His stats at that event were 11 games: 0.5ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.2apg.
Xanthopoulos has played previously professionally also in Spain (Blusens Monbus) and Greece (Panathinaikos, Olympiacos, PAOK Thessaloniki, Panionios and Panellinios).
His game is described as: Very reliable fast point-guard with excellent ball-handling and full-court perception, plays pick-n-roll very well, drives to the basket, is always focused on creating opportunities for his teammates and is amongst the leading players in assists in the league. A persistent defender, uses both feet and hands in order to simply defend well or even better steal the ball from the offending guard, has therefore a good tendency for steals. His shooting needs improvement, stability and mainly higher self-confidence.

AEK Athens roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Dusan Sakota
Milan Milosevic
Georgios Tsalmpouris
Nikos Rogkavopoulos

Center:
Emmanouil Chatzidakis

Coach: Sotiris Manolopoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ioannis Kouzeloglou agreed terms with Lavrio - by Chris Mammides

GS Lavrio (A1) inked 22-year old power forward Ioannis Kouzeloglou (204-95) from Apollon Patras. In 21 A1 games he recorded 6.2ppg and 4.7rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Kouzeloglou was tested by Partizan (KLS) in Serbian league.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Greek C League Co-Center of the Year award back in 2014.
Kouzeloglou represented Greece at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) three years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 0.8ppg, 1.4rpg.
Kouzeloglou has played previously for Mantoulidis.

GS Lavrio roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dimitris Verginis
Zamal Nixon
Doron Lamb
McKenzie Moore

Forwards:
Ioannis Kouzeloglou
D.J. Johnson

Center:
Michalis Perakis

Coach: Christos Serellis

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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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By Eurobasket Data Center (via @trendbasket)

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Guandong Tigers land Ioannis Bourousis, ex Panathinaikos - by Eurobasket News

Guangdong Southern Tigers (CBA) tabbed experienced 34-year old Greek international center Ioannis Bourousis (214-122kg-83). He was about to sign at Panathinaikos in Greek A1 league. The last season Bourousis played also at Panathinaikos (also in A1) where in 35 games he averaged 10.7ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.6apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Center of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Domestic Players Team. Bourousis also played 33 games in Euroleague where he had 7.8ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.0apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Among other achievements Bourousis received Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Player of the Year award in 2016.
He has been also a member of Greek international program for some years. Bourousis has regularly played for Greek senior team since 2005 and previously for U20 National Team between 2001 and 2002.
He also represented Greece at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 11.1ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 61.2%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 74.2%.
Bourousis has played also professionally in Italy (Armani Milano) and Spain (Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Baskonia) and Greece (Olympiacos and AEK Athens).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: By Italian scout comments: Nice prospect. Wide shoulders, huge wingspan, runs the floor well for his size, has pretty good footwork and lateral mobility. Has some skills, finishes well around the rim and showed soft touch. Play over the rim either for the rebound or for dunk. Keeps the ball high after the offensive rebound. After every practice he stayed longer on the floor to shoot. Will play the European Championship under 20 in Lithuania during the summer.
Comments by Serafim Karaiskakis:
He has good mobility for his height and a lots of moves around the basket. His main strength is his solid defense (grabs a lot of rebounds and blocks shots) due to his good leaping ability. He's an excellent scorer in the paint. He is aggressive and enthusiastic, he can even play some as a power forward. An average free throw shooter. His two main problems right now are bulk and motivation. He needs to add bulk to his body (he improved in that part from last year) if he wants to play someday in the NBA or to be a star in Europe. When he plays defense against heavier players he has difficulties facing them. He is not a starter in his team (AEK) and that contributes to his motivational problem, two times, last year and this one, when Pero Antic (one of the other 2 players that share minutes with Bouroussis) injured and had more playing time he had some excellent games. He is a player that wants time to show his skills, he is not helping when plays a few minutes
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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.

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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.

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Marko Boltic is back to Naturtex-Szedeak - by Tamas Deri

The agents of Marko Boltic (193-G-87, agency: 011 Sports) and the management of Naturtex-Szedeak found finally an agreement, so the serbian point guard will be the third import player to return to the team for one more season.
The 30 years old and 193 cm tall playmaker is also very well known by the team's new head coach, Andjelko Mandic as they worked together in Romania earlier.
Boltic had a good season with Szedeak and helped his team with 12.3ppg, 8.1apg, 4.8 rpg, 2.1spg in 34 games of the Hungarian League and had a key role on reaching the club's biggest result with reaching the 3rd place of the Hungarian Cup.



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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.

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Hordur Vilhjalmsson (ex Bondi Ferrara) signs at Astana - by Eurobasket News

BK Astana (National League) landed 29-year old Icelandic international guard Hordur Vilhjalmsson (194-88). He played most recently at Bondi Ferrara in Italian Serie A2. Vilhjalmsson managed to play in four leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In only one Serie A2 game he had 8 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal. He also played that season for Keflavik (Dominos League) in Iceland where in 24 games he averaged impressive 15.7ppg, 5.3rpg and 6.8apg (leader !!!). It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League 2nd Team. The other team Vilhjalmsson played shortly was Limburg United in Belgian Euromillions League. In 5 games he recorded 4.8ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.6apg. He also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 4.7ppg, 1.0rpg and 2.7apg.
Among other achievements Vilhjalmsson won German 2.Bundesliga Pro A championship title in 2012.
He has been also a member of Icelandic international program for some years. Vilhjalmsson has regularly played for Icelandic senior team since 2009 and previously for U18 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
He also represented Iceland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.5ppg, 4.0rpg, 5.0apg, FGP: 43.8%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 83.3%.
Vilhjalmsson is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Greece (Aiolos Trikallon), Spain (Blancos de Rueda, Gran Canaria, RETAbet Bilbao Basket, Melilla_Baloncesto), Germany (Mitteldeutscher BC), Iceland (Njardvik and Fjolnir) and Czech Republic (CEZ Nymburk).

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  ISRAEL  


Myles McKay (ex Ironi Ramat Gan) agreed terms with Anwil - by Eurobasket News

Anwil Wloclawek (PLK) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old American shooting guard Myles McKay (192-88kg-86, college: Wisc.-Whitewater). He played most recently at Ironi Ramat Gan in Israeli National League. In only one game he had very impressive stats: 16 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 1 block last season.
The previous (15-16) season McKay played at ESSM Le Portel Cote d'Opale in French ProB where in 39 games he recorded 10.2ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg.
In 2011 (two years after he left the college) McKay was drafted by Austin Toros (D-League) in sixth round (15th overall).
The former University of Wisconsin at Whitewater (NCAA Div.III) standoutis in his ninth season in pro basketball.
He is a very experienced player. Thanks to McKay's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America) in eight different countries. McKay has played previously professionally in China (Flying Leopards), Cyprus (Apoel), Italy (San Severo), Switzerland (Monthey), Turkey (Pertevniyal), Czech Republic (USK Praha and CEZ Nymburk), Poland (MKS Dabrowa Gornicza) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs).
Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him to get the job in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Myles is an outstanding combo guard who is very creative off the dribble but has fantastic finishing skills.
He is left handed and is blessed with a smooth shooting touch from deep and mid-range.
Myles plays excellent defense and has very long arms. He has the potential to be a Euroleague player or borderline NBA player
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By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hapoel Jerusalem keeps Dyson for another season - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Jerusalem (Winner League) re-signed 30-year old American ex-international shooting guard Jerome Dyson (191-82kg-87, college: Connecticut). He played there last season. In 36 Winner League games he recorded 11.6ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.6apg and 1.0spg. Dyson helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Dyson also played 19 games in Eurocup where he averaged 11.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.2apg and 1.1spg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Dyson played at Fiat Torino in Italian Serie A. In 18 games he had very impressive stats: 15.9ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.1apg and 1.7spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Italian SerieA All-Star Game.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Dyson also represented USA at the Panamerican Games in Guadalajara (Mexico) six years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 5 games: 11.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.0apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 38.5%, 3PT: 38.9%, FT: 55.2%.
Dyson is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in NBA (New Orleans Pelicans), Italy (Banco di Srd and Enel Brindisi), Israel (Hapoel Holon) and NBA G League (Oklahoma City Blue).
Dyson attended University of Connecticut until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: An athletic, talented guard, who can shoot the ball very well, but lacks some weight to bang with top NBA SGs. Can spend time even at the point, thanks to good court vision and leadership.

Hapoel Jerusalem roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Yotam Halperin
Tarence Kinsey
Jerome Dyson

Forward:
Lior Eliyahu

Center:
Richard Howell

Coach: Fotis Katsikaris

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Omri Casspi Agrees To One-Year Deal With Warriors - by Eurobasket News

Omri Casspi (6'9''-SF-88) has agreed to sign with the Golden State Warriors on a one-year deal. Casspi spent last season with the Sacramento Kings, New Orleans Pelicans and Minnesota Timberwolves. Casspi fractured his thumb during his first game with the Pelicans and he was immediately waived in order to create a roster spot. The Pelicans could have kept Casspi and re-signed him with his Bird rights in free agency as a versatile floor spacer.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



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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Chalons-Reims land Ed Daniel, ex Maccabi Ashdod - by Eurobasket News

Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket (ProA) landed 27-year old American power forward Ed Daniel (201-103kg-90, college: Murray State). He played most recently at Maccabi Ashdod in Israeli Winner League, but was released by the team in Dec.'16. In 12 Winner League games he averaged 8.2ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.3apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Daniel played at Fortituto Kontatto Bologna in Italian Serie A where in 42 games he had 13.8ppg, 9.7rpg and 2.3apg. He helped them to make it to the final.
Daniel has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements he won OVC Regular Season West Division championship title in 2013. Daniel received also All-OVC 1st Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
Daniel has played also professionally for other Italian teams like Openjobmetis VA, The Flexx Pistoia, Vanoli Cremona and Virtus Bologna.
He attended Murray State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
LaMonte Ulmer
Ed Daniel
Luka Antic
Louis Cassier

Centers:
Yannis Morin
Jules Rambaut

Coach: Cedric Heitz

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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  ITALY  


Kangur leaves Openjobmetis VA - by Eurobasket News

experienced 35-year old Estonian international small forward Kristjan Kangur (201-96kg-82) left Openjobmetis Varese (Serie A). Kangur played there also last season. In 30 games he averaged 5.3ppg and 3.8rpg. He played there also last season. Kangur also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 4.2ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.1apg.
The previous (15-16) season he was tested by Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz in Spanish Liga Endesa. In three games he recorded 3.7ppg and 3.3rpg. Kangur also played 6 games in Euroleague where he got just 2.0ppg and 1.8rpg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the FIBA Europe Cup final in 2016. Kangur received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention award back in 2011.
He has been also a member of Estonian international program for some years. Kangur has regularly played for Estonian senior team since 2003 and previously for University National Team in 2003.
He represented Estonia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 7.4ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 31.6%, 3PT: 38.5%, FT: 90.9%.
Kangur is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket), Germany, Italy (Armani Milano, Mens Sana 1871 Siena and Virtus Bologna) and Estonia (Kalev/Cramo and TTU Korvpalliklubi Tallinn).
Kangur's game is described as: Skilled, fundamentally sound forward who can play at the 3 and 4. has great timing and natural sense to rebound at both ends of the floor. Has great feel for the game and when and where to cut to the basket. Dunks in traffic. Very good shooter with great range but also drives well to the basket. Very aggressive and a big fighter. Has very nice European experience. Started to play at the highest level when he was young. Speaks English.

Openjobmetis Varese roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nicola Natali
Antabia Waller
Matteo Tambone

Forwards:
Giancarlo Ferrero
Stan Okoye

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Shields re-signs at Dolomiti Energia Trento - by Eurobasket News

Dolomiti Energia Trento (Serie A) confirmed in their roster 23-year old Danish guard Shavon Shields (201-97kg-94, college: Nebraska). He played there last season. Shields managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 18 Serie A games he had 10.1ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.2apg and 1.5spg. He helped them to make it to the final. Shields also played that season for Deutsche Bank Skyliners in German BBL where in 26 games he recorded 14.0ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.7apg and 1.0spg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga 2nd Team and All-Newcomers Team. Shields also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 13.6ppg, 5.1rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League Honorable Mention.
Shields has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He was a member of Danish international program for some years. Shields was called to Danish Senior National Team two years ago and previously for U20 National Team in 2013.
He graduated from University of Nebraska in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

Dolomiti Energia Trento roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Joao Gomes
Dominique Sutton
Shavon Shields

Forward:
Luca Conti

Coach: Maurizio Buscaglia

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Roberto Marulli leaves Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria - by Eurobasket News

26-year old guard Roberto Marulli (190-84kg-91) left Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria (Serie A2). Marulli played there also last season. In 24 Serie A2 games he averaged 5.2ppg, 1.3rpg and 2.6apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Mec-Energy Roseto (Serie A) where in 32 games he had 8.7ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.7apg.
Marulli was a member of Italian U20 National Team back in 2011.
He has played previously for five other teams: MIA-RO Cantu, Verona, Treviglio, Cecina and Agropoli.
Marulli's game is described as: A PG with great ball handling and good court vision for his age. He's yet enough tall and strong to play at senior level, passing skills are good too, upside is great.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nardo keeps Provenzano for another season - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Nature Nardo re-signed 31-year old forward Stefano Provenzano (195-86). He has played there for the last three seasons.
He won Nazionale C Group H in 2012.
Provenzano has played previously for six other teams: Matera, Ruvo, FCM Ferentino, Massafra, Monteroni and Calligaris Corno di Rosazzo.
His game is described as: A player with a good outside shot and incredilble leaping ability and athletic skills. Plays very well beach volley during summer, participating to pro tour tournments.

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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Cecina signs Samuel Gaye Serigne - by Eurobasket News

GR Service Cecina (Serie B) signed 21-year old naturalized Senegalese power forward Samuel Gaye Serigne (198-96) from Etrusca Basket San Miniato. In 32 Serie B games he had 6.7ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.3spg last season.
Gaye Serigne has played previously for another Italian team Dolomiti Energia Trento.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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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

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



Montebelluna tabs Mattia Ciman - by Eurobasket News

DB Group Montebelluna (Serie C Gold) inked 24-year old swingman Mattia Ciman (193-93) from COE Basket Oderzo. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season Ciman played at Formia Meta (Serie B). He contributed to his team making it to the group final.
Ciman was a member of Italian U18 National Team back in 2010.
He has played previously for two other teams: Patti and San Vendemiano.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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San Isidro keeps Sciutto for another season - by Eurobasket News

San Isidro San Francisco (TNA) re-signed experienced 39-year old naturalized Italian swingman German Sciutto (190-78, agency: Interperformances). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 45 TNA games he averaged 8.0ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg last season. Sciutto helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
Among other achievements his team won Argentinian TNA Center North Regular Season in 2016. Sciutto received also Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA Newcomer of the Year award back in 2009.
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. Sciutto has played previously professionally also in Italy (Reggio C. Vis, Fabriano, Ragusa and Scafati) and Argentina (GECR Indalo, C.Entrerriano, Quilmes Mar del Plata, Instituto and MH Basket).
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 San Isidro.

San Isidro San Francisco roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Martin Muller

Forwards:
German Sciutto
Tomas Rossi

Center:
Jose Peralta

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tommaso Milani agreed terms with Omegna - by Eurobasket News

Fulgor Omegna (Serie B) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old shooting guard Tommaso Milani (190-88, agency: Octagon Europe) from Bergamo Basket 2014. In 28 Serie B games he recorded 8.7ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.8apg and 1.5spg last season. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
Milani has played previously for five other teams: Benetton Treviso, Vicenza, Treviglio, Latina Basket and Legnano.

Fulgor Omegna roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alexander Simoncelli
Tommaso Milani
Francesco Villa

Forwards:
Francesco Fratto
Marco Arrigoni

Center:
Marcelo Dip

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mario Jose Ghersetti agreed terms with Orzinuovi GaGa - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer GaGa' Milano OrziBasket Orzinuovi strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 36-year old naturalized Argentinian power forward Mario Jose Ghersetti (201-111kg-81). He has played for the last two years at Bergamo Basket 2014 in the Serie B. In 34 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.7ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1spg last season. Ghersetti helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Great season indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Viola (Serie A) where in 9 games he averaged 6.7ppg and 3.8rpg. Ghersetti contributed to his team making it to the group final.
Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Ghersetti has played previously professionally also in Argentina (Penarol, C.Entrerriano and Quilmes Mar del Plata) and Italy (Verona, Vigevano, Germani Basket Brescia, Scafati and Porto Torres).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Orzinuovi GaGa.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A very strong inside player, who plays with great heart and hustle. Sometimes he tends to play out of control, however, and he will become very better the day he will improve his game-reading.

GaGa' Milano OrziBasket Orzinuovi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andrea Scanzi
Antonio Ruggiero
Mohamed Toure

Forward:
Mario_Jose Ghersetti

Center:
Davide Zambon

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The Flexx Pistoia welcomes back Czyz - by Eurobasket News

The Flexx Pistoia (Serie A) landed 27-year old Polish international power forward Aleksander Czyz (201-109kg-90, college: Nevada). It is actually his comeback to Pistoia as he has played here before. Czyz is a well-known player in Italian Serie A where he played most recently at JuveCaserta (Serie A). In 14 games he averaged 7.4ppg and 3.5rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Czyz played at The Flexx. In 32 Serie A games he had 11.2ppg and 5.7rpg.
Czyz has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
He received All-WAC 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
Czyz has been also a member of Polish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Polish senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
Czyz represented Poland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 57.9%, 3PT-1 (66.7%), FT: 88.9%.
Czyz is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in NBA (Milwaukee Bucks), Italy (Roma Virtus and Enel Brindisi), Poland (PGE Turow) and NBA G League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Canton Charge).
Czyz attended University of Nevada until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A big bodied inside player, he's very aggressive and plays hard at the both sides of the court. Can hit a mid-range shot, he's enough quick to guard forwards.

The Flexx Pistoia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tommaso Laquintana
Francesco Galli

Forward:
Aleksander Czyz

Center:
Daniele Magro

Coach: Vincenzo Esposito

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Quartuccio is back at Valsesia - by Eurobasket News

Gessi Valsesia Basket (Serie B) agreed terms with 23-year old point guard Renato Quartuccio (180-94). It is actually his comeback to Valsesia as he has played here before. Quartuccio played last season at BPC Virtus TSB Cassino in the Serie B. In 37 games he had 3.1ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.7apg and 1.3spg.
The previous (15-16) season Quartuccio played at Gessi Valsesia Basket where in 38 Serie B games he recorded 5.2ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.1apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to make it to the group semifinals.
Quartuccio was selected to Italian C2 All-Star Game back in 2012.
He has played previously for two other teams: Montecatiniterme and Praeneste.

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Luca Campogrande joins Montegrano - by Eurobasket News

Poderosa Basket Montegranaro (Serie A2) added to their roster 21-year old guard Luca Campogrande (198-89kg-96) from Fortituto Kontatto Bologna. Campogrande has played there for the last four years. In 37 Serie A2 games he had just 2.8ppg and 1.6rpg last season. Campogrande helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals.
He was a member of Italian U20 National Team last year.

Poderosa Basket Montegranaro roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Eugenio Rivali
Ousmane Gueye
LaMarshall Corbett
Luca Campogrande

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Blizzard re-signs at Novipiu Casale - by Eurobasket News

Novipiu Casale Monferrato (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster experienced 37-year old Italian ex-international guard Brett Blizzard (191-90kg-80, college: NC-Wilmington, agency: Interperformances). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Blizzard has played there for the last three seasons. In 33 Serie A2 games he had 11.4ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.9apg and 1.4spg last season.
In 2003 he was drafted by Oklahoma Storm (USBL) in third round (23rd overall).
Blizzard attended University of N.Carolina-Wilmington and it will be his 15th (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the LNP Gold Semifinals in 2015. Blizzard was also voted USBasket.com All-TRBL Honorable Mention back in 2013. He was a member of Italian Senior National Team back in 2004.
Blizzard has played previously professionally in Italy (MIA-RO Cantu, Grissin Bon RE, Fortituto Kontatto Bologna, Mens Sana 1871 Siena and Jesi) and TRBL (Wilmington SD).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Novipiu Casale.
Blizzard could be described: Very good shooter, with almost unlimited range; knows also how to create his own shot, and is a very good rebounder for his size; this is why he can play in all the three perimeter positions.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Panzini is back at Cassino - by Eurobasket News

BPC Virtus TSB Cassino (Serie B) signed 27-year old guard Lorenzo Panzini (188-75kg-90, agency: SPORTlab Agency). It is actually his comeback to Cassino as he has played here before. Panzini played last season at Givova Scafati Basket in the Serie A2. In 18 games he had just 2.6ppg and 1.1rpg. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Panzini helped them to make it to the Supercup final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at NTS Basket Rimini Crabs where in 31 Serie B games he recorded 11.5ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.4apg and 1.1spg.
Panzini represented Italy at the European Championships U18 in Amaliada Pyrgos (Greece) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.0ppg, 2.3rpg.
Panzini has played previously for eight other teams: Mens Sana 1871 Siena, Vigevano, Lucca, Latina Basket, Sutor Montegranaro, FCM Ferentino, Basket Barcellona and Recanati.
He could be described: A young, but enough experienced PG, he knows how to run an offense at different tempos. Can hit a clutch shot if left open, has a good 1vs1 moves and read well pick and roll situations, both offensively and defensively.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gatti re-signs at Valsesia - by Eurobasket News

Gessi Valsesia Basket (Serie B) confirmed in their roster 26-year old guard Nicolo Gatti (190-91). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 31 Serie B games he had 10.7ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.5apg and 1.2spg last season.
Gatti has played previously for two other teams: Tortona and Battaglia.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mantova signs rookie Jared Brownridge in his first year in pro basketball - by Eurobasket News

Stings Mantova (Serie A2) strengthened their roster with addition of American guard Jared Brownridge (190-91kg). Brownridge just graduated from Santa Clara (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 33 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.1ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.8apg last season. Brownridge helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to All-WCC 1st Team and WCC All-Tournament Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

Stings Mantova roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Matteo Montano
Marco Timperi
Jared Brownridge

Forward:
Valerio Cucci

Center:
Francesco Candussi

Coach: Davide Lamma

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Jesi lands Federico Massone - by Eurobasket News

Termoforgia Aurora Jesi (Serie A2) tabbed 19-year old guard Federico Massone (185-98) from the junior team of Angelico Biella. But in 19 Serie A2 games he averaged just 1.6ppg last season. Massone helped them to make it to the cup final.
He is a member of Italian U19 National Team.

Termoforgia Aurora Jesi roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Federico Massone

Forwards:
Tommaso Rinaldi
Francesco Ihedioha
Pierpaolo Marini
Matteo Piccoli

Center:
Andrea Quarisa

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Latina Basket welcomes back Tavernelli - by Eurobasket News

Benacquista Assicurazioni Latina Basket (Serie A2) inked 26-year old point guard Riccardo Tavernelli (190-81kg-91, agency: Octagon Europe). It is actually his comeback to Latina as he has played here before. Tavernelli played most recently at Lighthouse Conad Trapani in the Serie A2. In 24 games he averaged 6.8ppg, 3.8rpg and 4.3apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Tavernelli played at Latina Basket (Serie A) where in 30 games he had 12.9ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.9apg and 1.5spg.
Among other achievements Tavernelli's team was regular season runner-up in Italian DNB Group B in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian DNB 2nd Team award back in 2014.
Tavernelli has played previously for three other teams: Omegna, Sangiorgese and Legnano.
His game is described as: A rapidly maturing PG, with leadership and great athletic skills. Can be explosive when he goes inside and has good shooting skills to score from outside.

Benacquista Assicurazioni Latina Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andrea Saccaggi
Riccardo Tavernelli
Andrea Pastore

Center:
Giovanni Allodi

Coach: Franco Gramenzi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  KAZAKHSTAN  


Hordur Vilhjalmsson (ex Bondi Ferrara) signs at Astana - by Eurobasket News

BK Astana (National League) landed 29-year old Icelandic international guard Hordur Vilhjalmsson (194-88). He played most recently at Bondi Ferrara in Italian Serie A2. Vilhjalmsson managed to play in four leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In only one Serie A2 game he had 8 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal. He also played that season for Keflavik (Dominos League) in Iceland where in 24 games he averaged impressive 15.7ppg, 5.3rpg and 6.8apg (leader !!!). It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League 2nd Team. The other team Vilhjalmsson played shortly was Limburg United in Belgian Euromillions League. In 5 games he recorded 4.8ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.6apg. He also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 4.7ppg, 1.0rpg and 2.7apg.
Among other achievements Vilhjalmsson won German 2.Bundesliga Pro A championship title in 2012.
He has been also a member of Icelandic international program for some years. Vilhjalmsson has regularly played for Icelandic senior team since 2009 and previously for U18 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
He also represented Iceland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.5ppg, 4.0rpg, 5.0apg, FGP: 43.8%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 83.3%.
Vilhjalmsson is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Greece (Aiolos Trikallon), Spain (Blancos de Rueda, Gran Canaria, RETAbet Bilbao Basket, Melilla_Baloncesto), Germany (Mitteldeutscher BC), Iceland (Njardvik and Fjolnir) and Czech Republic (CEZ Nymburk).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  KENYA  


Ulinzi suffer shock loss at the hands of Umoja - by Eurobasket News

Former national champions Ulinzi Warriors suffered a shock 54-48 defeat at the hands of Umoja in a premier league clash played at Nyayo Stadium gymnasium. The winners got off to a 15-13 first quarter edge and never looked back, ripping the only unbeaten run in the league. Nick Ogoll managed 13 points for Umoja and Erick Mutoro posted 18 for the soldiers. Alex Ramazani poured in 29 points as United States International University (USIU) defeated Equity Bank 76-68 in a tight duel. Yoni Wanambiro (191-F-80) added 16 while Brian Obimbo had the bankers' 12. Kenya College of Accountancy (KCA) University squeezed a close 63-62 victory over Lions. Collins Odhiambo hit 14 and David Omondi 12. Harisson Kaudia registered 16 while Dennis Opiyo had 14 for Lions. Co-op Bank whipped Western Delight 51-33. Vivian Atieno scored 14 and Irene Makori 11 for Co-op Bank. The visitors had Cathy Anyi sinking 12.
USIU pipped Strathmore University 60-57. Angela Okoth bagged 31 and Cilia Atieno 11 for the 'Flames'. Susan Manya had 17 and Edna Kola 12 for 'Strath'.
In Mombasa, champions Kenya Ports Authority clobbered Thunder 79-57. Evans Leting made 11 for the porters, who were up 36-24 at the breather while Patrick Koriana shot the losers' 13. In the lower division matches, Emyba hit Riara University 63-57. Jkuat lost 48-44 to Africa Nazarene University while Little Prince hit MKU Thika 50-44. KBF Morans nipped NIBS 36-35.
Courtesy of: the-star.co.ke



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  LATVIA  


Artis Ate signs at VEF Riga - by Eurobasket News

VEF Riga (LBL) landed 28-year old guard Artis Ate (192-82kg-89). He has played for the last three years at BK Ventspils in the LBL. In 31 games he averaged 6.5ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.7apg last season. Ate helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Ate also played 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he had just 2.8ppg and 1.4rpg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League 1st Team award back in 2014.
Ate has played previously for two other teams: Liepaja/Triobet and Liepajas Lauvas-2.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Liepaja/Triobet inks Arnis Ate - by Eurobasket News

Liepaja/Triobet (LBL) signed 23-year old point guard Arnis Ate (182-75kg-94). He has played for the last three seasons at BA Turiba in the LBL2. In 34 games he had 12.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.1apg and 1.4spg last season. Ate helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
He has played previously for two other teams: Ridzene and Liepajas Lauvas-2.

Liepaja/Triobet roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Toms Leimanis
Arnis Ate
Valdis Senkans

Forwards:
Roman Gruschenko
Girts Lazdans

By Eurobasket Data Center

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VEF Riga tabs Klavs Cavars - by Eurobasket News

VEF Riga (LBL) inked 21-year old Latvian international center Klavs Cavars (205-99kg-96). He played most recently at Pertevniyal in Turkish TBL league. In 12 games he averaged 3.9ppg and 2.6rpg last season. Cavars also played that season for CBA Gran Canaria B in Spanish LEB Silver where in 16 games he had 9.2ppg and 5.3rpg.
He has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. Cavars played for Latvian senior team this year and previously for U18 National Team between 2013 and 2014.
He represented Latvia at the European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) last year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 13.4ppg, Reb-4 (8.3rpg), 1.3bpg, FGP: 61.7%, FT: 57.1%.
Cavars has played previously for three other Latvia teams: Liepaja/Triobet, Ventspils Augstskola and LMT Basketbola Akademija.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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  MALTA  


Maltese U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Nicholas Formosa
Formosa
Isaac Bonett
Bonett
Nathan Xuereb
Xuereb
Keith Dimech
Dimech
Kurt Cassar
Cassar
#e#5
4Paul Attard 150-PG-99 Hibernians Malta
5Nicholas Formosa 173-PG-00
6Isaac Bonett 169-SF-99 Hibernians Malta
7Ian Felice 165-PG-01
8Alex Xuereb 173-F-00
9Nathan Xuereb 171-SF-01
10Keith Dimech 178-F-00 Bupa Malta
11Mirco Azzopardi 160-PG-99 Starlites Malta
12Owen Psaila 178-PG-99
13Matthias Buhagiar 172-PG-00
14Michael Sjoberg 183-C-99
15Kurt Cassar 209-C-99 Roma S.Azzurra Italy

Andrea Paccarie Head Coach Roma Luiss Italy
Ruben Baldacchino Assistant



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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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  MOLDOVA  


Moldovan U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Nicolae Domentii
Domentii
Nicolae Grubii
Grubii
Denis Savca
Savca
Victor Legosin
Legosin
Alexandru Fadin
Fadin
#e#5
4Nicolae Domentii 189-SF-99
5Nicolae Grubii 178-PG-00
6Denis Savca 190-SG-99
7Dmitrii Motornii 188-G-00
8Ivan Popovschii 187-SG-00
9Ruslan Duminica 188-PG-99
10Victor Legosin 200-F-00
11Alexandru Fadin 194-F/G-00
12Vadim Raducan 192-G/F-00
13Gheorghe Rebeja 200-F-99
14Vadim Bicicov 200-C-99

Oleg Pravdiuk Head Coach Trojans-Speranta Moldova



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  MONTENEGRO  


Mornar Bar keeps Bakic for another season - by Eurobasket News

KK Mornar Basket Bar (Erste Liga) re-signed 31-year old former international guard Boris Bakic (193-86, agency: BeoBasket). He played there last season. Bakic managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 13 ABA League games he averaged 7.3ppg, 2.5rpg, 4.6apg and 1.3spg. He also played 7 games in Erste Liga where he had 5.7ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.6apg. Bakic helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals. He also played 6 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 6.7ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.8apg and 1.0spg. The other team Bakic played that season for was Mladost in Serbian KLS. In 8 games he got 12.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 4.3apg and 1.8spg.
Among other achievements he won Bosnia and Herzegovina League championship title in 2014. Bakic received also Eurobasket.com Serbian League All-Defensive Team award back in 2009.
He represented Montenegro at the European Championships in Lithuania six years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 0pts.
Bakic is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Romania (Pitesti), Serbia (Metalac, Crvena Zvezda and Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac), FYR Macedonia (MZT Skopje), Montenegro (Buducnost) and Bosnia (Igokea).

KK Mornar Basket Bar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Boris Bakic
Nemanja Vranjes
Brandis Raley-Ross
Marko Mugosa

Forwards:
Marko Calic
Strahinja Micovic

Centers:
Radoje Vujosevic
Vukota Pavic

Coach: Mihailo Pavicevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Calic re-signs at Mornar Bar - by Eurobasket News

KK Mornar Basket Bar (Erste Liga) confirmed in their roster 31-year old swingman Marko Calic (196-86). He has played there for the last two seasons. Calic managed to play in three leagues last year. But in 24 ABA League games he had just 1.9ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.0apg. He also played 8 games in Erste Liga where he recorded only 2.0ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.0spg. Calic helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals. And finally he contributed to 13 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged only 1.2ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.5apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Calic's team won Montenegrin League Regular Season in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Montenegrin League Defensive Player of the Year in 2016.
Calic has played previously professionally in Montenegro (Lovcen, Mogren, Danilovgrad, Ulcinj and Mediteran) and Serbia (Crvena Zvezda).

KK Mornar Basket Bar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nemanja Vranjes
Brandis Raley-Ross
Marko Mugosa

Forwards:
Marko Calic
Strahinja Micovic

Centers:
Radoje Vujosevic
Vukota Pavic

Coach: Mihailo Pavicevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  NAIA  


Columbia Cougars Announce 2017-18 Recruiting Class - by Stephan Ditgens

Columbia, Mo. - Columbia College head men's basketball coach Bob Burchard has announced the signing of Alex Moore, Derrick Ellis, Jalen Olds, Malcolm Reed, and Rico Sylvester to 2017-18 recruiting class. Ellis, Olds, and Reed will all be juniors athletically when they arrive on campus in the fall while Moore will be a sophomore and Sylvester a freshman.

Moore, a 6-4 guard out of St. Charles, Missouri, played his prep basketball at Duchesne High School. While at Duchesne, he was voted all-state in both basketball and football while winning the AAA Conference Player of the Year and earning first team all-conference honors his junior season. Following his high school career with the Pioneers, Moore spent one season at Drury (Mo.) University. He averaged 1.6 points and 0.6 rebounds in 12 appearances with the Panthers.

Ellis, a 6-5 forward out of Olive Branch, Mississippi, played his high school basketball at Olive Branch High School. Following his prep career, Ellis attended Kaskaskia College for two season. He helped lead his team to a 20-12 record in his freshman season and 19-12 record his sophomore season. Ellis made 26 appearances in his sophomore year including 10 starts for the Blue Devils where he averaged 4.9 points and 3.0 rebounds per game.

Olds, a 6-5 guard out of Canton, Ohio, played his prep basketball at Canton McKinley Senior High School. Following his prep career, Olds spent the next two seasons at North Arkansas College where he was a first team all-region selection in both seasons while being named an NJCAA Division II All-American following his sophomore year. Olds averaged 15.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 4.8 assists during his sophomore season while starting in all 30 games for the Pioneers.

Reed, a 6-4 forward out of Michigan City, Indiana, played his high school basketball at Marquette Catholic High School where he led his team to an Indiana State Championship during his junior season. Following his prep career, Reed attended Kishwaukee College for the past two seasons where he was a first team all-region and second team all-conference selection in both seasons with the Kougars. In his sophomore season, Reed started in all 30 games for the Kougars while averaging 17.3 points and 7.0 rebounds per contest.

Sylvester, a 6-1 guard out of Belleville, Illinois, played his prep career at Belleville East High School. While with the Lancers, Sylvester was a second team all-conference selection in his junior and senior seasons. He scored 1,198 points throughout his career while breaking the Belleville East High School record for most career three pointers made. He averaged 15 points and three assists per game during his senior season.

"We are very excited about this year's incoming class." Said Burchard. "Tomas Brock and Matt Woodcock did an outstanding job identifying and recruiting a group that not only filled specific needs but also fit the expectations of our program and institution. Each one of these student-athletes come from highly successful programs and understand the level of commitment that high level achievement in the classroom and on the court demands. We are looking forward to working with each of them as they begin their Columbia College journey."

Courtesy of ColumbiaCougars.com



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  NBA  


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
.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @trendbasket)

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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



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



Mike Scott joins the Wizards - by Eurobasket News

Washington Wizards added to their roster 29-year old forward Mike Scott (203-110kg-88, college: Virginia). He played last season at Phoenix Suns. Scott managed to play in three leagues last year. He also played for the Hawks where in 18 NBA games he had just 2.5ppg and 2.1rpg. The other team Scott played shortly was another team Long Island Nets. In four games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.5ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.0apg and 1.5bpg.
In 2012 he was drafted by Atlanta Hawks in second round (43rd overall). Scott has never attended the college and entered pro basketball just after his high school.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Scott was voted USBasket.com All-NCAA D1 3rd Team and NABC Division I All-District 2 1st Team back in 2012.
He has played previously for two other NBA teams: Northern Arizona Suns and Delaware 87ers.
On Scott: (by Jorrye Nixon for NBADraft.net in 2012)
At 6'8 245, Scott is on the small side for the PF position, but makes up for that with effort and hard work Pretty underrated athleticism Offensively, Scott has some nice tools and a relatively mature game He likes to play with his back to the rim, but also is a decent face-up shooter In the post, Scott seals well and is willing to bang Also has a pretty soft touch He has a nice right hand jump hook and is most decisive with that move than any other move he has in his arsenal. Shows a turnaround jumper as well that he likes to use when he flips his left shoulder
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Washington Wizards roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jodie Meeks
Rayshawn Simmons

Forwards:
Mike Scott
Kris Jenkins

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Kings Agree To Sign George Hill - by Eurobasket News

The Kings and free agent point guard George Hill (6'3''-PG-86, college: IUPUI) have reached an agreement on a three-year, $57MM contract, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical. Although injuries limited Hill to 49 games in 2016/17, he was excellent when he played, comfortably establishing a new career high in PPG (16.9) for the Jazz despite averaging fewer minutes per game than he had with the Pacers. The 31-year-old provided solid defense and shot over 40% from downtown for a second straight season. In Sacramento, he'll act as a veteran mentor to the team's new point guard, De'Aaron Fox (6'4''-G-97),, and his ability to play off the ball should allow both guards to share the court at times. Hill reportedly received interest from the Lakers, Nuggets, Timberwolves, Pacers, Knicks, and Spurs, among other teams. However, many of those teams didn't have the cap flexibility to make him the sort of offer he has now received from the Kings, and some clubs - such as the Lakers - may have not been willing to go up to three years. Hill's former team, the Jazz, wasn't viewed as a serious contender for the veteran point guard after the team acquired Ricky Rubio from the Timberwolves last week. At least one report suggested that losing Hill may adversely affect Utah's chances of retaining Gordon Hayward, but Hayward reportedly likes the idea of playing with Rubio as well, so Hill's formal departure may not have a major impact on his decision. Word of Sacramento's agreement with Hill broke around the same time that it was reported the team would also sign Zach Randolph to a two-year pact worth $24MM. The Kings entered the free agent period with only about $44MM in commitments on their 2017/18 cap for their incumbent players and their three 2017 first-round picks. However, with deals now in place for Hill, Randolph, and Bogdan Bogdanovic, the Kings appear to no longer have room for a reported max offer for Otto Porter unless they're able to shed a contract or two. That could bode well for Porter's return to the Wizards, perhaps at a more reasonable rate than Washington anticipated, though the Nets continue to lurk and could put a big offer sheet on the table. The terms on Hill's new three-year, $57MM deal are identical to the reported terms on Jeff Teague's agreement with the Timberwolves, so that deal likely served as a reference point during discussions between the Kings and Hill's camp.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



Zach Randolph To Sign With Kings - by Eurobasket News

The Kings will sign Zach Randolph (6'9''-C-81, college: Michigan St.) to a two-year, $24MM deal, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com. Both seasons are fully guaranteed, according to David Aldridge of TNT. Randolph, who will turn 36 later this month, spent the past eight years in Memphis. His role with the Grizzlies was diminished this season as he lost his starting job and saw his playing time reduced to about 24 minutes per night. The Cavaliers had also been linked to Randolph and were reported to be greatly interested in adding the bruising power forward. However, Cleveland is well over the cap and couldn't have offered nearly as much as Sacramento did. Today's signings of Randolph and George Hill (6'3''-PG-86, college: IUPUI) leave the Kings with $25.3MM in cap space, posts Bobby Marks on ESPN Now. That will be cut further by the upcoming addition of Bogdan Bogdanovic (6'6''-G/F-92), who is expected to get $27MM over three years. That doesn't leave enough for a reported max offer to Otto Porter, so the Kings may have decided to move in a different direction. In addition to what he provides on the court, Randolph can serve as a mentor to the Kings' young big men, Willie Cauley-Stein, Georgios Papagiannis and Skal Labissiere. For Memphis, it's the latest move away from their grit-and-grind tradition as veteran guard Tony Allen is also considered unlikely to return. Sacramento will be the fifth franchise for Randolph, a 16-year veteran who started his career with the Trail Blazers and had brief stints with the Knicks and Clippers.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



Warriors Likely To Sign Either Jamal Crawford Or Nick Young - by Eurobasket News

The Golden State Warriors are expected to sign either Jamal Crawford (6'5''-G-80, college: Michigan) or Nick Young (6'7''-G/F-85, college: USC) in free agency. Crawford is likely to be traded to the Atlanta Hawks as part of three-team sign-and-trade by the Los Angeles Clippers for Danilo Gallinari. Crawford will seek an immediate buyout if he's traded. Crawford has two years and $29 million remaining on his contract, but the final year is non-guaranteed. According to Frank Isola, Crawford could also consider the Knicks. Crawford briefly played for the Warriors earlier in his career following a trade by the Knicks in 2008. The Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs also have interest in Crawford. Atlanta would prefer to trade Crawford instead of buying him out. Young is also drawing interest from the New Orleans and David Aldridge adds the Minnesota Timberwolves are making a strong push.
Courtesy of: realgm.com




Gordon Hayward Agrees To Sign Four-Year, $128M Deal With Celtics - by Eurobasket News

After apparently reconsidering his decision after news leaked Gordon Hayward (6'8''-G/F-90, college: Butler) had chosen to sign with the Celtics, he has again agreed to sign with Boston on a four-year, $128 million deal. Hayward will receive a player option in Year 4. "After seven years in Utah, I have decided to join the Boston Celtics," wrote Hayward at The Players Tribune. Hayward had yet to inform the Jazz of his decision before ESPN's Chris Haynes reported he would sign with the Celtics, which led his agent to walk back the emerging reports. Mark Bartelstein also added that the way his decision was reported upset Hayward and that he was reevaluating the situation. Hayward eliminated the Miami Heat from consideration on Monday evening. Hayward had changed his mind multiple times since the opening of free agency in trying to decide between the Celtics and Jazz. "There were so many great things pulling me in that direction," wrote Hayward. "There was the winning culture of Boston, as a city - from the Sox, to the Pats, to the Bruins. There was the special history of the Celtics, as a franchise - from Russell, to Bird, to Pierce, and it goes on. There was the amazing potential of this current Celtics roster, as a team - from ownership, to the front office, to a talented roster with Isaiah, and Al, and everyone else. And of course, there was Coach Brad Stevens : Not just for the relationship that we've built off the court - but also for the one that we started building on the court, all of those years ago, in Indiana. "And that unfinished business we had together, back in 2010, when I left Butler for the NBA as far as I'm concerned, all of these years later, we still have it: "And that's to win a championship."
Courtesy of: realgm.com



Omri Casspi Agrees To One-Year Deal With Warriors - by Eurobasket News

Omri Casspi (6'9''-SF-88) has agreed to sign with the Golden State Warriors on a one-year deal. Casspi spent last season with the Sacramento Kings, New Orleans Pelicans and Minnesota Timberwolves. Casspi fractured his thumb during his first game with the Pelicans and he was immediately waived in order to create a roster spot. The Pelicans could have kept Casspi and re-signed him with his Bird rights in free agency as a versatile floor spacer.
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Otto Porter reaches agreement on max offer sheet with Nets - by Eurobasket News

Otto Porter (6'8''-F-93, college: Georgetown) has reached an agreement on a four-year, $106 million max deal with the Brooklyn Nets, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical. Porter averaged 13.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.5 steals over 80 games last season for the Washington Wizards. The third overall pick of the 2013 draft posted career-highs in nearly every major statistical category. The 24-year-old connected on 43 per cent of his attempts from three-point range, which ranked fifth in the NBA. Washington had stated it planned to match any offer for the restricted free agent this off-season. The Vertical's Chris Mannix reports that still seems to be the case.
Courtesy of: sportsnet.ca




The Thunder tabs Patrick Patterson - by Eurobasket News

Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA) inked 28-year old forward Patrick Patterson (206-107kg-89, college: Kentucky). He has played for the last four years at Toronto Raptors. In 75 NBA games he averaged 6.4ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.3apg last season. NBA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Patterson helped them to make it to the conference semifinals.
In 2010 he was drafted by Houston Rockets in first round (14th overall). Patterson attended University of Kentucky and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
He received All-SEC 1st Team award back in 2010 at his college time.
Patterson has played previously for two other teams: Sacramento Kings and Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
His game is described as: (by Jonathan Wasserman for NBADraft.net in 2010)
Good feel for the basket, soft hands, seems to convert at a high rate with fundamental post moves, in particular a baby hook shot, when establishing solid position down low ... Shows good toughness and a power forward's demeanor. When guarding more athletic and quicker forwards like Josh Smith, he could have a difficult time defending on the perimeter
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The Magic released Stephen Zimmerman - by Eurobasket News

Orlando Magic released 21-year old forward Stephen Zimmerman (213-109kg-96, college: UNLV). Zimmerman played there last season. But in 19 NBA games he had just 1.2ppg and 1.8rpg. He also played that season for another team Erie Bay Hawks where in 21 games he recorded 13.4ppg, 8.9rpg, 1.4apg, 1.1spg and 1.3bpg.
Last year Zimmerman was drafted by the Magic in second round (41st overall). The former University of Nevada - Las Vegas standoutis in his second season in pro basketball.

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Timberwolves rookie Justin Patton undergoes foot surgery - by Eurobasket News

Minnesota Timberwolves rookie center Justin Patton (7'1''-C-97) underwent successful surgery to repair a broken fifth metatarsal in his left foot. The surgery was performed in New York by Dr. Martin O'Malley of the Hospital for Special Surgery in collaboration with Timberwolves Team Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Diane Dahm of Mayo Clinic. Patton suffered the injury during a recent workout. He will not play in the upcoming NBA Summer League 2017 in Las Vegas and will be sidelined indefinitely. The Wolves acquired the draft rights to Patton (selected 16th overall in the 2017 NBA Draft), along with Jimmy Butler, on June 22, 2017 from the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the draft rights to Lauri Markkanen, the 7th overall selection in the 2017 NBA Draft. Patton, 6-11, played in 35 contests over one season at Creighton, averaging 12.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 0.9 steals per game en route to earning Big East Freshman of the Year honors. Patton, 20, led the Big East and ranked second nationally with a field goal percentage of 67.6%, which stands as the highest field goal percentage of any freshman from a major conference in NCAA history. The Riverdale, Georgia, native also shot 53.3% from the three-point during his line season as a Bluejay. Patton sat out the 2015-16 season as a redshirt.
Courtesy of: insidehoops.com



Phi.76ers ink Furkan Korkmaz, ex Banvit BK - by Eurobasket News

Philadelphia 76ers agreed terms with 20-year old Turk international guard Furkan Korkmaz (198-97). He played last season at Banvit Basketbol Kulubu in Turkish BSL league. Korkmaz managed to play in three leagues last year. In 21 BSL games he had 10.8ppg, 3.8rpg and 2.2apg. He helped them to win the cup. Quite impressive season as he was named to Turkish League All-Star Game, All-Star Game Dunk Contest and All-Domestic Players Team. Korkmaz also played 10 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 10.4ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.2apg and 1.0spg. He contributed to his team making it to the final. The other team Korkmaz played that season for was Anadolu Efes (also in BSL). In 10 games he averaged 6.6ppg and 1.3rpg. It was another spectacular season as he was named to Turkish League All-Star Game, All-Star Game Dunk Contest and All-Domestic Players Team. Korkmaz also played 2 games in Euroleague where he got just 1.0ppg and 1.5spg.
Last year Korkmaz was drafted by the 76ers in first round (26th overall).
Despite young age Korkmaz had great career. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 1st Team in 2015.
He has been also a member of Turkish international program for some years. Korkmaz was a member of both Senior and U20 National Teams this year and previously for U20 National Team in 2017.
He represented Turkey at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 2.0ppg, 1.5rpg.
Korkmaz has played also professionally for other Turkish teams like Pertevniyal and Pi Koleji.

Philadelphia 76ers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
J.J. Redick
Furkan Korkmaz
James Blackmon
Melo Trimble

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Gordon Hayward Agrees To Sign With Celtics - by Eurobasket News

Gordon Hayward (6'8''-G/F-90, college: Butler) has agreed to sign with the Boston Celtics. Hayward also considered signing with the Miami Heat and Utah Jazz. Hayward is coming off a four-year, $63 million contract he signed in 2014 with Charlotte in restricted free agency that was matched by Utah. Hayward made his first All-Star Game during the 16-17 season. This was Boston's last realistic chance of using cap space to sign a max free agent and All-Star caliber talents they targeted in trades such as Jimmy Butler and Paul George went elsewhere. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Hayward had yet to inform the Jazz of his decision before news of decision broke. "Gordon hasn't made a decision yet. We are still working through it," said agent Mark Bartelstein. "That was the goal (announcing today), but now we've got to kind of regroup here a bit," Bartelstein told Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe. " (Hayward is) upset someone would report that. He's trying to re-evaluate everything," said Bartelstein to A. Sherrod Blakeley.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



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  NBLCANADA  


Former NBL commissioner still determined to bring hoops team to St. John's - by Eurobasket News

Dave Magley says he has no plans to be in St. John's this week, but the man who has been spearheading National Basketball League (NBL) Canada's effort to put a league franchise in St. John's says that doesn't mean there won't soon be an announcement that a minor hoops team will play out of Mile One Centre in 2017-18. The reason is simple. As of this past weekend, Dave Magley is no longer the NBL Canada commissioner. The Indiana native had been offered an extension but stepped down, explaining he wants to spent more time with his family in the United States and to take advantage of an opportunity in basketball south of the border. 'I don't see me coming to St. John's anytime soon, but not because there isn't a team imminent,' said Dave Magley , who says he 'absolutely' is someone determined to finish what he's started. 'For whatever it's worth, I'm remaining in touch with the parties involved and kind of helping in the back end of that, but it probably wouldn't be a good look for me to come to the city on behalf of the league. 'But I'm absolutely going to make certain this thing goes through because it's too important to the city of St. John's and the league and to those individuals.' The latter appears to be in reference, at least in part, to a potential ownership group headed up by Toronto promoter John Graham. Last month, it seemed a bid or bids for a St. John's NBL franchise would be coming from groups headed up by Glenn Stanford, the former chief operating officer of the AHL's St. John's IceCaps and/or St. John's businessman Tony Kenny. However, Stanford said his group's interest in a franchise evaporated after failing to come to an agreement on a lease with Mile One. And as of Sunday night, Kenny said his group has not submitted an NBL franchise application to the league and didn't have any plans to do so this week. Dave Magley confirmed Graham's group came into the picture about three weeks ago, which is about when the efforts involving the Stanford and Kenny groups ended or found themselves in neutral. And Dave Magley says Graham certainly has the necessary financial backing to make an NBL team in St. John's a successful operation.
Courtesy of: thetelegram.com



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Norwegian U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Marcus Larsson
Larsson
Christian Toefte
Toefte
Simon Muller-Landsvik
Muller-Landsvik
Mikal Gjerde
Gjerde
Nicolas Bieber
Bieber
#e#5
1Sigurd Lorange 180-G-00 Froya Basket Norway
2Marcus Larsson 204-F-99 Persbraten Norway
4Johan Flaa 183-SG-99 Centrum Norway
5Christian Toefte 188-SG-99 Nidaros Jets Norway
7Thomas Solem 197-F-99 Ullern Norway
10Ulrik Stranger-Johannessen 188-PG-99 Baerum Basket Norway
14Simon Muller-Landsvik 183-PG-99 Duesseldorf Giants Germany
15Mikal Gjerde 195-G-00 Kongsberg Norway
23Kevin Adom F-99 Centrum Norway
25Herman Nordeide 200-F-00 Ammerud Bskt Norway
33Tobias Rotegard 195-F/G-00 Kongsberg Norway
34Nicolas Bieber 181-G-99 Baerum Basket Norway

Inge-Aleksander Kristiansen Head Coach Centrum Norway
Kjetil Andresen Assistant Kongsberg Norway



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  PARAGUAY  


Olimpia edge Libertad in Finals opener - by Eurobasket News

Olimpia won the Finals opener against Libertad at the Torneo Apertura 2017. Olimpia opened the game strong and reached 24-18 lead after the first 10 minutes. Moreover they never looked behind and added a 24-20 rally in the second frame. Olimpia posted a massive 30-19 surge in the third quarter and closed the game with a 27-21 rally. Javier Martinez (188-G-78, agency: DTMones) top-scored for the winners with 23 points.


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  PHILIPPINES  


PBA D-League: AMA ekes out thrilling first win, trips Gamboa - by Eurobasket News

AMA Online Education finally halted its five-game losing skid with a nail-biting 67-66 victory over Gamboa Coffee Mix in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena. Mario Bonleon (191-F/G-94) canned the go-ahead freebie with 8.3 seconds left after getting fouled by Leo Avenido (188-G-78) off-ball in the inbounds play. The Coffee Lovers still had a chance to take the game, but JR Cawaling threw an errant pass to Mark Montuano which Titans guard Daniel Salonga easily intercepted. Bonleon topped AMA with 16 points on a 6-of-17 shooting from the field, to go with three rebounds, while Jaycee Asuncion (180-G) got 14 markers, five boards, and two assists. Andre Paras again notched a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, while Renzo Subido got 11 markers and five assists in the win, to improve their side's slate to 1-5. 'This win is so sweet because we faced a team that is full of ex-pros and are the idols of my players,' said coach Mark Herrera. 'I told them to set aside those and play up until the end and I'm glad that up to the final second, our team held itself on defense.' Leo Avenido paced Gamboa (1-5) with 15 points and five rebounds, but his squad absorbed its fifth straight defeat in the heartbreaking loss. Montuano got 11 markers and 13 boards, while Val Acuna (188-F-86) also poured 11 in the game.
Courtesy of: inquirer.net



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  POLAND  


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.

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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.

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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

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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

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Legia confirms Kukielka in the roster - by Greg

Legia Warszawa (PLK) confirmed in their roster experienced 34-year old swingman Grzegorz Kukielka (191-83). He played there last season. In 40 PLK games he had 11.8ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.6apg. Kukielka helped them to win the league title. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Polish 1Liga Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Anwil (TBL) where in 14 games he recorded just 2.5ppg and 1.4rpg. Then he moved to Legia and contributed to his team making it to the final (12.3ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.4apg in 25 games).
He has played previously professionally also in Hungary (Dombovar) and Poland (Sportino, Stelmet, MKS Budimpex Polonia Przemysl, Astoria Bydgoszcz and Jaroslaw).

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Karol Gruszecki in Torun, signed 2-year deal - by Greg

Polski Cukier Torun (PLK) announced the signing of 27-year old international swingman Karol Gruszecki (193-91kg-89, college: Texas Arlington). The contract was signed for 2 years. Gruszecki has played for the last two seasons at Stelmet Zielona Gora in the PLK. In 44 PLK games he had 6.7ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.0spg last year. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup. Gruszecki also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 12.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.5apg. And finally he contributed to 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 5.9ppg and 2.1rpg.
He has been also a member of Polish international program for some years. Gruszecki has regularly played for Polish senior team since 2015 and previously for youth categories.
He represented Poland at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 1.4ppg.
Gruszecki has played previously professionally also in Belgium (Spirou Charleroi) and Poland (Polonia W-wa, Energa Czarni).
He attended University of Texas at Arlington until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Polski Cukier Torun roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Karol Gruszecki
Tomasz Snieg

Forward:
Aleks Perka

Centers:
Krzysztof Sulima
Cheikh Mbodj

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The Flexx Pistoia welcomes back Czyz - by Eurobasket News

The Flexx Pistoia (Serie A) landed 27-year old Polish international power forward Aleksander Czyz (201-109kg-90, college: Nevada). It is actually his comeback to Pistoia as he has played here before. Czyz is a well-known player in Italian Serie A where he played most recently at JuveCaserta (Serie A). In 14 games he averaged 7.4ppg and 3.5rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Czyz played at The Flexx. In 32 Serie A games he had 11.2ppg and 5.7rpg.
Czyz has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
He received All-WAC 1st Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
Czyz has been also a member of Polish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Polish senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
Czyz represented Poland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 57.9%, 3PT-1 (66.7%), FT: 88.9%.
Czyz is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in NBA (Milwaukee Bucks), Italy (Roma Virtus and Enel Brindisi), Poland (PGE Turow) and NBA G League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Canton Charge).
Czyz attended University of Nevada until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A big bodied inside player, he's very aggressive and plays hard at the both sides of the court. Can hit a mid-range shot, he's enough quick to guard forwards.

The Flexx Pistoia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tommaso Laquintana
Francesco Galli

Forward:
Aleksander Czyz

Center:
Daniele Magro

Coach: Vincenzo Esposito

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Myles McKay (ex Ironi Ramat Gan) agreed terms with Anwil - by Eurobasket News

Anwil Wloclawek (PLK) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old American shooting guard Myles McKay (192-88kg-86, college: Wisc.-Whitewater). He played most recently at Ironi Ramat Gan in Israeli National League. In only one game he had very impressive stats: 16 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 1 block last season.
The previous (15-16) season McKay played at ESSM Le Portel Cote d'Opale in French ProB where in 39 games he recorded 10.2ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg.
In 2011 (two years after he left the college) McKay was drafted by Austin Toros (D-League) in sixth round (15th overall).
The former University of Wisconsin at Whitewater (NCAA Div.III) standoutis in his ninth season in pro basketball.
He is a very experienced player. Thanks to McKay's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America) in eight different countries. McKay has played previously professionally in China (Flying Leopards), Cyprus (Apoel), Italy (San Severo), Switzerland (Monthey), Turkey (Pertevniyal), Czech Republic (USK Praha and CEZ Nymburk), Poland (MKS Dabrowa Gornicza) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs).
Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him to get the job in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Myles is an outstanding combo guard who is very creative off the dribble but has fantastic finishing skills.
He is left handed and is blessed with a smooth shooting touch from deep and mid-range.
Myles plays excellent defense and has very long arms. He has the potential to be a Euroleague player or borderline NBA player
.

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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, Quebradillas18.7 
 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. Romero, Bayamon9.2 
 5. Famous, Isabela9.1 
 6. James, Fajardo8.8 
 7. Clarke, Arecibo8.5 
 8. Collier, Mayaguez8.2 
 9. James, Fajardo8.1 
 10. Lalanne, Arecibo7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Carlos ARROYO
  Fajardo
  (188-PG-79)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Arroyo, Fajardo7.5 
 2. Browne, San German7.4 
 3. Abreu, Aguada6.4 
 4. Fitch, Quebradillas5.8 
 5. Smith, Quebradillas5.5 
 6. Soto, Bayamon5.4 
 7. Guzman, Isabela5.2 
 8. Duran, Mayaguez4.8 
 9. Torres, Ponce4.5 
 10. Clarke, Arecibo4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Walter HODGE
  Arecibo
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Hodge, Arecibo2.1 
 2. Liz, Ponce1.7 
 3. Wilkins, Guayama1.7 
 4. Clarke, Arecibo1.5 
 5. Behanan, Arecibo1.4 
 6. Browne, San German1.4 
 7. Abreu, Aguada1.4 
 8. Harris, Ponce1.3 
 9. Smith, Quebradillas1.2 
 10. Romero, Bayamon1.2 
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. Franklin, San G.1.1 
 5. Orozco, Isabela1.1 
 6. Lalanne, Arecibo1.1 
 7. Akindele, Bayamon1.0 
 8. Hernandez, Quebradi.0.9 
 9. Gaston, Aguada0.9 
 10. Harris, Ponce0.8 


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
gschID: 549281


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
gschID: 549280


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
gschID: 549278


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
gschID: 549279





Mayaguez adds Freeman to their roster, Holloway to Quebradillas - by Marcos Carlo

Indios de Mayaguez (BSN) added to their roster 25-year old American point guard Trey Freeman (188-79kg-92, college: ODU). He played last season at Grand Rapids Drive (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 37 games he recorded 5.7ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.3apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Freeman's college team won Vegas 16 Tournament in 2016. He was also voted NABC All-District 11 1st Team in 2015 and 2016.
Freeman has played also professionally in NBA (Detroit Pistons).
He attended Old Dominion University until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player. Mayaguez is playing Aguada in the playoffs.

The former Atleticos and Mets point guard Tu Holloway (182-G-89, college: Xavier) sign with Piratas of Quebradillas to take the point position. He is know for his great ability to score the ball and at the same time to assist his teammates. Quebradillas is playing San German in the playoffs.



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  RUSSIA  


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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Zenit may add Marko Simonovic to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Zenit Saint Petersburg (VTB) is considering to sign 31-year old Serbian international forward Marko Simonovic (201-86, agency: BeoBasket) who played last time at Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd in Serbia. Simonovic managed to play in three leagues last year. In 16 KLS games he had 9.1ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.2apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). Simonovic also played 30 games in Euroleague where he recorded 12.6ppg and 3.6rpg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention. And finally Simonovic contributed to 32 games in ABA League where he averaged 10.2ppg and 2.3rpg. Simonovic was voted Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League 1st Team in 2017.
He has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. Simonovic has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2014 and previously for University National Team between 2007 and 2009.
He also represented Serbia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. Simonovic's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 4 games: 6.5ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.0spg, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 62.5%.
Simonovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Oostende), France (Pau Lacq Orthez), Germany (ALBA Berlin), Montenegro (Buducnost) and Serbia (BKK Radnicki and Vrsac).
Simonovic could be described: Great athlete with enormous jumping ability. Atractive player with great 3point shoot.

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Marko Simonovic (ex Crvena Zvezda) is a newcomer at Zenit - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Zenit Saint Petersburg (VTB) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old Serbian international forward Marko Simonovic (201-86, agency: BeoBasket). He has played for the last two seasons at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS league. Simonovic managed to play in three leagues last year. In 16 KLS games he recorded 9.1ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.2apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). Simonovic also played 30 games in Euroleague where he averaged 12.6ppg and 3.6rpg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention. And finally Simonovic contributed to 32 games in ABA League where he had 10.2ppg and 2.3rpg. Simonovic was voted Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League 1st Team in 2017.
He has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. Simonovic has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2014 and previously for University National Team between 2007 and 2009.
He also represented Serbia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. Simonovic's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 4 games: 6.5ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.0spg, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 62.5%.
Simonovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Oostende), France (Pau Lacq Orthez), Germany (ALBA Berlin), Montenegro (Buducnost) and Serbia (BKK Radnicki and Vrsac).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Great athlete with enormous jumping ability. Atractive player with great 3point shoot.

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Voronov comes back to Zenit - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Zenit Saint Petersburg (VTB) added to their roster 31-year old ex-international shooting guard Evgeny Voronov (192-95kg-86). It is actually his comeback to Zenit as he has played here before. Voronov played last season at Unics (VTB). In 23 Euroleague games he recorded just 3.0ppg and 1.3rpg. He also played 22 games in VTB United League where he averaged 5.5ppg and 1.7rpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to VTB United League All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season Voronov played at Lokomotiv. In 29 Euroleague games he had 4.7ppg and 1.4rpg. He helped them to make it to the Euroleague Final Four. Voronov also played 33 games in VTB United League where he got 4.6ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.7apg and 1.0spg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Voronov's team made it to the VTB United League Semifinals in 2015.
He was also a member of Russian international program for some years. Voronov played for Russian Senior National Team between 2010 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
He also represented Russia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 5.8ppg, 4.0rpg, FGP: 35.0%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 50.0%.
Voronov has played previously for six other teams: CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow, Krasnie Krilya, Lokomotiv Mineralnye Vody, Dynamo St.Petersburg and Lokomotiv Rostov U23.
On Voronov: Reminds a little Russian international Sergei Babkov. a solid SG, always looking to score, who can shoot from the distance or penetrate. expected to be one of the stars at the 2004 Junior EC, showed to be too much discontinous, and to need again some work to his fundamentals; interesting upside, however;.

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Banvit tabs Tony Taylor, ex Enisey - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (BSL) inked 27-year old American point guard Tony Taylor (185-87kg-90, college: G.Washington). He played most recently at Enisey in Russian VTB league. In 14 FIBA Europe Cup games he averaged 13.4ppg, 3.0rpg and 4.6apg last season. Taylor helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 27 games in VTB United League where he had 13.3ppg, 2.8rpg and 4.6apg.
The previous (15-16) season Taylor played at Strasbourg IG in French ProA. In 11 games he recorded 5.2ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.5apg. He contributed to his team making it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
In 2012 Taylor was drafted by Tulsa 66ers (D-League) in second round (32nd overall).
He attended George Washington University and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Taylor has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
He won Polish League championship title in 2014.
Taylor has played previously professionally in Poland (PGE Turow) and NBA G League (Oklahoma City Blue).
His game is described as: Another "scoring point guard" kind of player who can be a true killer if left open on the perimeter. The same, he can pass the ball very well and keep teammates happy with assists. Good defender thanks to his quickness, he's a great ball stealer.

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Semen Shashkov signs at Uralmash - by Eurobasket News

Uralmash Ekaterinburg landed 28-year old forward Semen Shashkov (205-97kg-89). He played most recently at Irkut in Russian Superleague 1. Shashkov managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 23 Superleague 1 games he averaged 5.3ppg and 3.9rpg. Shashkov helped them to make it to the final. He also spent pre-season at Union Olimpija Ljubljana in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM that year. The team played in three different competitions that year, and Shashkov had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. Superleague 1 was a little too high level for him, where in four Liga Nova KBM games he recorded just 1.3ppg and 1.0rpg. He also played 3 games in Eurocup where he got only 2.3ppg. Shashkov also played 4 games in ABA League where he got only 1.0ppg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague Honorable Mention award back in 2011 and 2012.
Shashkov represented Russia at the European Championships U20 in Rhodos (Greece) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 2.1ppg, 1.3rpg.
Shashkov has played also professionally in Italy, Russia (CSKA Moscow, Avtodor, BC Nizhny Novgorod, CSKA Moscow 2nd team and Ural Ekaterinburg) and Slovenia (KK Primorska).

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Pullen left Khimki - by Eurobasket News

28-year old Georgian point guard Jacob Pullen (184-85kg-89, college: Kansas State) left BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. He played there also last season. In 17 Eurocup games he had 10.3ppg, 1.2rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg. Pullen helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He played there also last season. Pullen also played 23 games in VTB United League where he recorded 8.9ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.6apg. He contributed to his team making it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season Pullen played at Cedevita in Croatian A1. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 19 A1 games he averaged 10.8ppg, 1.0rpg and 2.8apg. Pullen contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) (also twice). Pullen also played 24 games in Euroleague where he got 13.5ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.8apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention. Pullen also played 27 games in ABA League where he got 14.4ppg, 1.4rpg and 3.2apg.
Pullen has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted USBasket.com All-NCAA D1 3rd Team and All-Big 12 1st Team back in 2010 and 2011 at his college time.
Pullen also represented Georgia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.2ppg, 1.2rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 31.8%.
Pullen is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in four different countries. Pullen tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in China (Flying Leopards), Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem), Italy (Enel Brindisi, Angelico Biella and Virtus Bologna) and Spain (FC Barcelona and Sevilla).
Pullen attended Kansas State until 2011 and it is his seventh season as a professional player.
On Pullen: An undersized guard with an immense offensive talent and personality. Size is an important limit at NBA level, but he could become soon an Euroleague top level player.

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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  RWANDA  


REG, Patriots to battle for hoops playoffs title - by Eurobasket News

Reigning league champions Rwanda Energy Group (REG) and former champions Patriots will battle for this year's playoffs title after both sides sealed their final slots on Sunday at Amahoro indoor stadium. The two basketball giants made it to the final after winning their second games against their opponents in the best-of-three semifinals series and will now faceoff in the best-of-five final series slated to get underway this coming Friday. REG which is chasing a treble in their maiden season knocked out Espoir after winning the second game 87-76. They progressed with a 2-0 aggregate score following a slim 63-60 win in game one which took place on Friday. This will be REG's first playoff final following their establishment before the start of the just concluded season. The Energy Group affiliated side has had an outstanding season where they have already scooped the league and Genocide memorial regional edition titles.
On the other hand, Patriots also saw off reigning Heroes' day champions IPRC-Kigali after winning the second game 74-69 in a highly contested game. The two sides ended the normal playing time tied on 60 points, which forced an extra five minutes to decide the winner and a very experienced Patriots roster led by captain Aristide Mugabe (183-PG-88) and point guard Cedar Sagamba overpowered them by dropping 14 points while IPRC-Kigali managed to drop 9 points hence the former wrapping up the game with 74-69. Mugabe dropped 16 points while Sagamba contributed 14 points to guide Henry Mwinuka's side to victory. Both sides will be looking to win their first playoffs title in their history. Last season's winner IPRC-South failed to defend their title after finishing fifth.
Courtesy of: newtimes.co.rw



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  SAINT LUCIA  


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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San Marino U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Simone Giacomini
Giacomini
Giacomo Pasolini
Pasolini
Gianluca Alfarano
Alfarano
Pietro Ugolini
Ugolini
Giovanni Galeotti
Galeotti
#e#5
4Giovanni Galeotti 175-G-99
6Leonardo Liberti 175-PG-99 San Marino Italy
8Simone Giacomini 185-PG-99 San Marino Titans Italy
9Leonardo Fiorani 187-G-00
10Giacomo Pasolini 183-G-99 San Marino Titans Italy
11Gianluca Alfarano 171-PG-99
12Federico Guida 182-PF-00
13Giovanni Ugolini 182-F-99 San Marino Titans Italy
14Pietro Ugolini 198-C-00
15Tommaso Felici 196-F/C-01
18Nicolo Botteghi 194-C-01
20Lorenzo Maiani 189-G-00

Luca Liberti Head Coach
Davide Macina Assistant



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  SENEGAL  


Cecina signs Samuel Gaye Serigne - by Eurobasket News

GR Service Cecina (Serie B) signed 21-year old naturalized Senegalese power forward Samuel Gaye Serigne (198-96) from Etrusca Basket San Miniato. In 32 Serie B games he had 6.7ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.3spg last season.
Gaye Serigne has played previously for another Italian team Dolomiti Energia Trento.

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Zenit may add Marko Simonovic to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Zenit Saint Petersburg (VTB) is considering to sign 31-year old Serbian international forward Marko Simonovic (201-86, agency: BeoBasket) who played last time at Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd in Serbia. Simonovic managed to play in three leagues last year. In 16 KLS games he had 9.1ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.2apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). Simonovic also played 30 games in Euroleague where he recorded 12.6ppg and 3.6rpg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention. And finally Simonovic contributed to 32 games in ABA League where he averaged 10.2ppg and 2.3rpg. Simonovic was voted Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League 1st Team in 2017.
He has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. Simonovic has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2014 and previously for University National Team between 2007 and 2009.
He also represented Serbia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. Simonovic's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 4 games: 6.5ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.0spg, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 62.5%.
Simonovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Oostende), France (Pau Lacq Orthez), Germany (ALBA Berlin), Montenegro (Buducnost) and Serbia (BKK Radnicki and Vrsac).
Simonovic could be described: Great athlete with enormous jumping ability. Atractive player with great 3point shoot.

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Marko Simonovic (ex Crvena Zvezda) is a newcomer at Zenit - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Zenit Saint Petersburg (VTB) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old Serbian international forward Marko Simonovic (201-86, agency: BeoBasket). He has played for the last two seasons at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS league. Simonovic managed to play in three leagues last year. In 16 KLS games he recorded 9.1ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.2apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). Simonovic also played 30 games in Euroleague where he averaged 12.6ppg and 3.6rpg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention. And finally Simonovic contributed to 32 games in ABA League where he had 10.2ppg and 2.3rpg. Simonovic was voted Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League 1st Team in 2017.
He has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. Simonovic has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2014 and previously for University National Team between 2007 and 2009.
He also represented Serbia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. Simonovic's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 4 games: 6.5ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.0spg, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 62.5%.
Simonovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Oostende), France (Pau Lacq Orthez), Germany (ALBA Berlin), Montenegro (Buducnost) and Serbia (BKK Radnicki and Vrsac).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Great athlete with enormous jumping ability. Atractive player with great 3point shoot.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Turgut Atakol U20 tournament: Serbia Vs Montenegro 71-67 - by Zoran Popovic

Serbian U20 National team win first match on Turgut Atakol tournament in Istanbul against Montenegro 71:67 (18:19, 10:20, 26:13, 17:15) . After equal first quarter Montenegrin team make break and finish first half with +11 points advantage. After the halftime break coach Vladimir Djokic players make break, decrease Montenegrin team advantage and until the end of third quarter make advantage of +2 points. In the last two minutes of forth quarter Vanja Marinkovic (198-SG-97, agency: BeoBasket) scored 3 points shot for slightly advantage of Serbian team and in last 30 second of the match Borisa Simanic scored another 3 points shot for the fist win on the tournament. The most efficient players in Serbian team were Vanja Marinkovic (198-SG-97, agency: BeoBasket) with 22 scored points and Nikola Tanaskovic with 18 scored points. Tomorrow Serbian team is play against Russia


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

RETAbet Bilbao Basket (Liga Endesa) confirmed in their roster 21-year old Serbian power forward Vasilije Vucetic (209-96). He played there last season. In only one Eurocup game he recorded 3 points and 1 rebound. Vucetic also played that season for Zornotza (LEB Silver) where in 34 games he had very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.0apg. He helped them to make it to the final. Great season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Bosman Player of the Year, named to 3rd Team and named to All-Bosmans Team.
Vucetic's team won Slovenian Supercup in 2014.
He represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) last year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 11.0ppg, 4.1rpg, FGP: 58.0%, FT: 65.5%.
Vucetic has played also professionally in Slovenia (Un.Olimpija).
He could be described: Vasilije Vucetic is a really polished center with good fundamentals and sense of position. He has an old school style with limited athleticism but excellent game comprehension and soft hands. He clearly has a high ceiling since his physical growth is far from complete.

RETAbet Bilbao Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ricardo Fischer
Shane Hammink
Lucio Redivo

Forwards:
Pere Tomas
Vasilije Vucetic
Jameel McKay

Center:
Tim Kempton

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Iskra Svit adds Davis to their roster - by Michal Duchovic

BK Iskra Svit (SBL) added to their roster 23-year old American forward DeAndre Davis (203-94). He just graduated from Alcorn State University (NCAA). In 23 games he recorded 8.7ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.0apg last season. Davis helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Davis won NJCAA D2 District XV championship title in 2015. He was also voted NJCAA D2 1st Team in 2015 at his college time.

BK Iskra Svit roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sasa Avramovic
Tomas Gajan

Forwards:
Vladimir Ivelja
Pavol Losonsky
Maurizio Galata
DeAndre Davis
Marek Ivan
Samuel Kubasky

Center:
Martin Bizub

Coach: Michal Madzin



MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno welcomes back Jankovic - by Michal Duchovic

MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno (SBL) tabbed 33-year old Croatian forward Sasa Jankovic (204-94kg-84). It is actually his comeback to Komarno as he has played here before. Jankovic is a well-known player in Slovakian SBL where he played most recently at Iskra Svit (SBL). In 43 games he averaged 11.0ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.8apg last season. Jankovic helped them to make it to the Slovakian Cup Semifinals.
The most of previous (2015-16) season he spent at KB Kosice. In 30 SBL games he had 9.8ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.4apg. Jankovic contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. He also played that season for Inter Bratislava. In 11 SBL games he recorded 10.6ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.4apg. Jankovic also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got just 2.0ppg.
Jankovic has played also professionally in Croatia (Kvarner, Kvarner II Rijeka, KK_Zabok and Kvarner Resort Novi Rijeka), Czech Republic (Levice) and Slovakia (SKP Banska Bystrica, Nitra and Dolny Kubin).

MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Boban Tomic
Vuk Djordjevic
Matus Jurcina
Igor Kurthy

Forwards:
Sasa Jankovic
Matej Marchyn
Patrik Petrovsky

Coach: Richard Duris



Mise Diminic (ex Lierna) signs at MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno - by Michal Duchovic

MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno (SBL) landed 28-year old Croatian power forward Mise Diminic (208-89, agency: XL Basketball Agency). He played most recently at Polisportiva Basket Lierna in Italian Serie C Gold. Diminic managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). He also played that season for Trepca (SuperLeague) in Kosovo where in 7 games he averaged 6.7ppg and 2.3rpg. Diminic also played 5 games in Balkan League where he had 9.6ppg and 4.4rpg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Croatian A1 League 3rd Team award back in 2014.
Diminic is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bosnia (Siroki Primorka), Spain, Switzerland (BCKE Wallabies) and Croatia (Slavonski Brod, KK_Zabok, KK Adriatic Split, Ribola Kastela and KK Vrijednosnice Osijek).

MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Boban Tomic
Vuk Djordjevic
Matus Jurcina
Igor Kurthy

Forwards:
Jozef Vojtek
Ladislav Stojanov
Sasa Jankovic
Matej Marchyn
Boris Belavy
Patrik Petrovsky
Lukaas Hoferica

Center:
Mise Diminic

Coach: Richard Duris



MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno signs Lukaas Hoferica - by Michal Duchovic

MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno (SBL) signed 28-year old forward Lukaas Hoferica (200-89) from Inter Bratislava. In 37 SBL games he had 4.5ppg and 2.5rpg last season.
His team made it to the Slovakian final.
The previous (15-16) season Hoferica played at Karlovka where in 34 SBL games he recorded 11.3ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.3apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Hoferica was voted Eurobasket.com Slovakian League All-Domestic Players Team in 2015.
He is a very experienced player.

MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Boban Tomic
Vuk Djordjevic
Matus Jurcina
Igor Kurthy

Forwards:
Jozef Vojtek
Ladislav Stojanov
Sasa Jankovic
Matej Marchyn
Boris Belavy
Patrik Petrovsky
Lukaas Hoferica

Coach: Richard Duris



MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno welcomes back Stojanov - by Michal Duchovic

MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno (SBL) landed 29-year old forward Ladislav Stojanov (194-80kg-88). It is actually his comeback to Komarno as he has played here before. Stojanov played most recently at Handlova in Slovakian SBL league. In 25 games he averaged 4.2ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.0apg last season. Stojanov also played that season for MBK SPU Nitra where in 16 SBL games he had 8.3ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.2apg and 1.0spg.
Among other achievements Stojanov's team made it to the Slovakian Cup final in 2010 and 2015.
He represented Slovakia at the European Championships U20 Division B in Targu Mures (Romania) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 1.2ppg.
Stojanov has played previously professionally also in Czech Republic (Levice) and Slovakia (Trnava and Levice).

MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Boban Tomic
Vuk Djordjevic
Matus Jurcina
Igor Kurthy

Forwards:
Jozef Vojtek
Ladislav Stojanov
Sasa Jankovic
Matej Marchyn
Boris Belavy
Patrik Petrovsky

Coach: Richard Duris



Jozef Vojtek joins MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno - by Michal Duchovic

MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno (SBL) agreed terms with 32-year old ex-international forward Jozef Vojtek (204-105kg-85) from BK Levicki Patrioti. In 39 SBL games he had 3.2ppg and 1.9rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Vojtek played at BC Prievidza where in 46 SBL games he recorded 3.7ppg and 2.7rpg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and they also made it to the Cup final (twice). Vojtek also played 5 games in Alpe-Adria-Cup where he averaged 3.0ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.0spg.
He was also a member of Slovakian international program for some years. Vojtek played for Slovakian Senior National Team between 2011 and 2012 and previously for University National Team back in 2005.
He also represented Slovakia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 five years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 7.6ppg, 1.9rpg, FGP: 56.5%, 3PT: 44.4%, FT: 66.7%.
Vojtek has played previously for four other teams: Handlova, Inter Bratislava, Nitra and Iskra Svit.

MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Boban Tomic
Vuk Djordjevic
Matus Jurcina
Igor Kurthy

Forwards:
Jozef Vojtek
Sasa Jankovic
Matej Marchyn
Boris Belavy
Patrik Petrovsky

Coach: Richard Duris



MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno lands Boris Belavy - by Michal Duchovic

MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno (SBL) tabbed 22-year old international small forward Boris Belavy (199-95) from Iskra Svit. In 33 SBL games he averaged 4.4ppg and 2.2rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the Slovakian Cup Semifinals.
Belavy's team made it to the League Semifinals in 2015.
He has been also a member of Slovakian international program for some years. Belavy has regularly played for Slovakian senior team since 2016 and two years ago for U22 National Team.
He represented Slovakia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 1.0ppg.
Belavy has played previously for Handlova.

MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Boban Tomic
Vuk Djordjevic
Matus Jurcina
Igor Kurthy

Forwards:
Sasa Jankovic
Matej Marchyn
Boris Belavy
Patrik Petrovsky

Coach: Richard Duris



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Primorska agrees with veteran Nebojsa Joksimovic, targeting Luka Lapornik - by Zeljko Zule

Primorska agreed terms with former national team member Nebojsa Joksimovic (193-SF-81) to a two-year contract, the player announced, and target Luka Lapornik (195-G-88).
Joksimovic arrives to his hometown Koper from Croatian side Cibona, where he spent last two seasons. In the latest one, Joksimovic managed to play in four different leagues (!). He averaged 6.4 points, 2.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.1 blocks in 25 ABA League gamaes, 4.2 points, 1.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 0.9 steals in 11 FIBA Champions League, 8.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 0.3 blocks in 4 FIBA Europe Cup. And finally, he contributed to 31 Croatian A1 League games, averaging 5.9 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.1 blocks.
Joksimovic grew up with Koper and in 2003 moved to Pivovarna Lasko. He has already played for Hemofarm in Serbia, Lokomotiv Kuban in Russia, Scavolini Pesaro in Italy, Igokea in Bosnia and Herzegovina plus Olimpija and Krka in his native Slovenia. Jokismovic represented Slovenia at the 2005 and 2013 European Championship.
Luka Lapornik (195-G-88) became a free agent after Joventut decided not to exercise an option for the 2017-18 season. He joined the Spanish team last summer on a 1+1 year deal and averaged 3.3 points, 1.2 rebounds, 0.6 assists and 0.2 steals over just 11 minutes in 28 Liga Endesa 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.



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.'




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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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Corts re-signs at Granada - by Eurobasket News

Coviran Granada (LEB Silver) confirmed in their roster 20-year old point guard Carlos Corts (182-97). He played there last season. In 39 LEB Silver games he had 5.5ppg, 1.3rpg and 2.1apg. Corts helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Clinicas Rincon where in 33 LEB Silver games he recorded 7.3ppg, 1.9rpg and 3.1apg.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nicolas Laprovittola left Baskonia - by Eurobasket News

27-year old Argentinian international point guard Nicolas Laprovittola (193-90) left Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa). He played there also last season. In 22 games he had 6.2ppg, 1.5rpg and 3.1apg. Laprovittola helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. He played there also last season. Laprovittola also played 13 games in Euroleague where he recorded just 2.9ppg and 2.4apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Laprovittola managed to play in three leagues last year. The other team Laprovittola played that season for were the Spurs in NBA. In 16 games he averaged 3.7ppg and 1.8apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Laprovittola was voted Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian League Import Player of the Year back in 2014.
He has been also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. Laprovittola has regularly played for Argentinian senior team since 2011 and previously for U19 National Team in 2009.
He also represented Argentina at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 8.8ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.8apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 41.2%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 80.0%.
Laprovittola is quite experienced player. He has played in four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Laprovittola has played previously professionally in Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Brazil (Flamengo) and Argentina (Lanus).
He could be described: A very talented PG, has great shooting range and scoring ability. Has an high basketball IQ, personality and court vision. Can defend hard, and can yet quarterback senior teams with success. Huge upside, even at top level.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cornella tabs Aleix Recasens - by Eurobasket News

CB Cornella (EBA) inked 20-year old forward Aleix Recasens (196-97) from CB Castelldefels. But in 10 EBA games he averaged just 1.3ppg and 1.3rpg in 2015-16 season.
The previous (14-15) season Recasens was tested by L'Hospitalet (LEB Gold).

CB Cornella roster for 2017-2018:

Nestor Zamora
Alexandre Sanmartin
Oscar Raya
Alberto Farfan
Fernando Villalon
Roger Lliteras
Aleix Recasens
Alfons Pilan

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Roger Lliteras joins Cornella - by Eurobasket News

CB Cornella (EBA) agreed terms with 21-year old Andorra international guard Roger Lliteras (195-96) from Santfeliuenc. In 22 EBA games he had 8.4ppg, 1.4rpg, 2.5apg and 1.0spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Lliteras played at BC Morabanc Andorra II where in 26 EBA games he recorded 6.2ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.0spg.
He has been also a member of Andorra international program for some years. Lliteras has regularly played for Andorra senior team since 2014 and previously for U18 National Team in 2014.
He represented Andorra at the European Championship for Small Countries in Moldova last year.
Lliteras has played previously for two other teams: Lleida_Basquet and CB Pardinyes-Lleida.

CB Cornella roster for 2017-2018:

Nestor Zamora
Alexandre Sanmartin
Oscar Raya
Alberto Farfan
Fernando Villalon
Roger Lliteras
Alfons Pilan

By Eurobasket Data Center

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

RETAbet Bilbao Basket (Liga Endesa) confirmed in their roster 21-year old Serbian power forward Vasilije Vucetic (209-96). He played there last season. In only one Eurocup game he recorded 3 points and 1 rebound. Vucetic also played that season for Zornotza (LEB Silver) where in 34 games he had very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.0apg. He helped them to make it to the final. Great season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Bosman Player of the Year, named to 3rd Team and named to All-Bosmans Team.
Vucetic's team won Slovenian Supercup in 2014.
He represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) last year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 11.0ppg, 4.1rpg, FGP: 58.0%, FT: 65.5%.
Vucetic has played also professionally in Slovenia (Un.Olimpija).
He could be described: Vasilije Vucetic is a really polished center with good fundamentals and sense of position. He has an old school style with limited athleticism but excellent game comprehension and soft hands. He clearly has a high ceiling since his physical growth is far from complete.

RETAbet Bilbao Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ricardo Fischer
Shane Hammink
Lucio Redivo

Forwards:
Pere Tomas
Vasilije Vucetic
Jameel McKay

Center:
Tim Kempton

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Diaz re-signs at Unicaja - by Eurobasket News

Unicaja Malaga (Liga Endesa) confirmed in their roster 23-year old point guard Alberto Diaz (188-85kg-94). He played there last season. In 38 Liga Endesa games he had 4.6ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.5apg. Diaz helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 22 games in Eurocup where he recorded 4.2ppg, 2.2rpg, 2.1apg and 1.0spg. Diaz also spent pre-season at Blusens Monbus that year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Spanish Liga Endesa final in 2016. Diaz was also voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Honorable Mention back in 2012.
He represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) three years ago. Diaz's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 10 games: 7.1ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.7apg, Steals-1 (2.5spg), FGP: 38.1%, 3PT: 21.9%, FT: 75.0%.
Diaz has played previously for four other teams: RETAbet Bilbao Basket, Baloncesto Fuenlabrada, Unicaja B Malaga and Clinicas Rincon.

Unicaja Malaga roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dragan Milosavljevic
Nemanja Nedovic
Alberto Diaz

Forwards:
Carlos Suarez
Jeffrey Brooks

Center:
Daniel Diez

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Alcobendas keep Trachsel for another season - by Eurobasket News

Fundal Alcobendas (EBA) re-signed 23-year old power forward Daniel Trachsel (202-94). He has played there for the last five seasons. In 25 EBA games he recorded 8.8ppg and 5.5rpg last season.

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Alberto Farfan joins Cornella - by Eurobasket News

CB Cornella (EBA) agreed terms with 26-year old American international forward Alberto Farfan (193-91) from Santfeliuenc. He has played there for the last four years. In 22 EBA games he had 10.0ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.1apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Farfan won Spanish LEB Silver championship title in 2012. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championship for Small Countries 2nd Team in 2016.
He is a dual citizen owning also Andorra passport.
Farfan has been also a member of Andorra international program for some years. He has regularly played for Andorra senior team since 2010 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2009.
Farfan represented Andorra at the European Championship for Small Countries in Moldova last year.

CB Cornella roster for 2017-2018:

Nestor Zamora
Alexandre Sanmartin
Oscar Raya
Alberto Farfan
Fernando Villalon
Alfons Pilan

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Korihait adds Williams to their roster, ex Geneve Lions - by Eurobasket News

UU-Korihait Uusikaupunki (Korisliiga) added to their roster 26-year old American point guard Chaz Williams (175-79kg-91, college: Massachusetts). He played last season at Geneve Lions in Swiss LNA league. In 21 games he recorded 10.6ppg, 4.8rpg, 4.4apg and 1.4spg. Williams helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season he was tested by Fuerza Regia in Mexican LNBP where in two games he averaged 10.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Williams was voted NABC Division I All-District 4 1st Team back in 2012, 2013 and 2014 at his college time.
Williams has played previously professionally in Turkey (Eskisehir Basket and Afyon Bld) and NBA G League (Maine Red Claws and Delaware 87ers).
He attended University of Massachusetts until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Great skills, vision and ball-handling ability. Offensively, he's a good outside shooter and penetrator. Simply unstoppable in open court situations, thanks to quickness, passing ability and changes of speed. Also a smart defender, limited only by small size.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kouvot welcomes back Sinclair, ex Monthey - by Eurobasket News

Kouvot Kouvola (Korisliiga) landed 24-year old American guard James Sinclair (190-82kg-93, college: W.Carolina). It is actually his comeback to Kouvola as he has played here before. Sinclair played most recently at BBC Monthey in Swiss LNA league. In 20 games he averaged 8.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg last season. He helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Sinclair also played that season for Kouvot where in 9 Korisliiga games he had 13.4ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.9apg and 1.9spg.
Sinclair received NABC All-District 22 1st Team award in 2015 at his college time.
Sinclair has played previously for another Finnish team Helsinki Seagulls.
He attended Western Carolina University until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

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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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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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Ogut comes back to Gaziantep - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Gaziantep Basketbol (BSL) inked 25-year old point guard Can Ugur Ogut (178-92). It is actually his comeback to Gaziantep as he has played here before. Ogut played most recently at Acibadem in the TBL. In 45 games he recorded 6.8ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.6apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Ogut played at Gaziantep where in 32 BSL games he averaged 8.2ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.9apg. He also played 15 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 5.4ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.7apg.
Among other achievements Ogut's team made it to the EuroChallenge Semifinals in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TB2L Guard of the Year award back in 2010.
Ogut has played previously for two other teams: Turk Telekom and Pi Koleji.

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Darussafaka signs Emircan Kosut - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL) signed 22-year old ex-international center Emircan Kosut (216-95) from Pinar Karsiyaka. The last season Kosut played at Yesilgiresun Bld where in 30 BSL games he had 5.8ppg and 3.6rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 1st Team in 2015.
Kosut was also a member of Turkish international program for some years. He played for Turkish Senior National Team two years ago and previously for U18 National Team in 2013.
Kosut represented Turkey at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 10 games: 10.3ppg, 7.1rpg, Blocks-1 (2.9bpg), FGP: 58.9%, FT: 68.0%.
Kosut has played previously for Anadolu Efes.

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Demir IBB signs Bracey Wright - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket (BSL) signed 33-year old American guard Bracey Wright (191-87kg-84, college: Indiana). He will still stay in Turkey where he played last season at Acibadem in the TBL. In 43 games he had very impressive stats: 19.3ppg, 4.3rpg, 4.5apg and 1.5spg. Great season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TBL 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Wright played at Pinar Karsiyaka. In 22 BSL games he recorded 13.7ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.9apg. He helped them to make it to the cup final. Wright also played 8 games in Eurocup where he averaged remarkable 16.3ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.4apg and 1.3spg. Wright also spent pre-season at Hapoel Jerusalem (Winner League) in Israel that year.
He won Israeli Premier League championship title in 2015.
Wright is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Oostende), Croatia (Cedevita), France (Paris Levallois), Greece (Aris), Russia (Krasnie Krilya) and Spain (Joventut and Zaragoza).
Wright attended Indiana University until 2005 and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season as a professional player.
He could be described: (by NBADraft.TK)
Strengths: Bracey Wright is an explosive scorer with great quickness and leaping ability. He is a phenomenal athlete who could play either the point or the shooting guard. His quickness and ball handling skills give him the ability to take almost any defender to the rim. Do not be fooled by his low shooting percentage this past year either, he can hit three pointers from downtown Indianapolis. He possesses great range on his jump shot and is a great college three-point shooter, but with his range could be a great NBA three-point shooter. His low shooting percentage last year was mainly due to the fact that Indiana was flat out terrible last year. He was their only true scorer and many times he was double or even triple teamed, but he still averaged 18.5 ppg. When he is leading the team up the court on a fast break, he has the quick explosion needed to take the ball all the way, or he can stop on a dime and nail the mid-range J. Bracey is also a decent free throw shooter and knows how to get to the free throw line. An excellent run and jump style player. Along with his offensive skills, he is also a good defender. Wright plays good on the ball defense and has shown that he can force his opponent into committing turnovers.
Weaknesses: In the NBA, Wright would be an undersized two guard, only listed at 6'3 180 lbs and at times he has shown that he lacks the heart and determination to be the general on the floor for his team. He has not shown the qualities of leadership necessary to be a point guard in the NBA. Many times in big games, Wright does not show up to play and is rendered ineffective. In big games, he needs to play with more poise and heart. If Wright does choose to convert to a point guard in the NBA, he will need to fine-tune his ball handling skills and passing abilities. Wright can be a two guard in the NBA, but because he is a very streaky shooter and takes a large quantity of shots, he must learn to shoot the rock with more consistency if he wants to be anything other than a career bench warmer. The NBA has plenty of bad shooters who think that they can shoot the three. Antoine Walker
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Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Bracey Wright
Vojdan Stojanovski
Erving Walker
Merthan Mutlu

Forwards:
Vlad Moldoveanu
Burak Selen

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Pertevniyal keeps Evren for another season - by Eurobasket News

Pertevniyal Genclik Istanbul (TBL) re-signed 21-year old guard Mehmet Ata Evren (188-96). He played there last season. In 21 TBL games he recorded just 2.6ppg and 1.0rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Evren played at Acibadem. But in 13 TBL games he averaged only 1.8ppg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
Evren represented Turkey at the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships four years ago.
He has played previously for Galatasaray.

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Celebioglu is back at Istanbulspor - by Eurobasket News

Istanbulspor Beylikduzu (TBL) signed 29-year old guard Feyzi Celebioglu (192-88). It is actually his comeback to Istanbulspor as he has played here before. Celebioglu has played for the last three seasons at Gelisim in the TBL. In 35 games he had 8.5ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.8apg and 1.5spg last season.
Celebioglu's team was Runner-Up of TB3L 2014.
He has played previously for four other teams: Balikesir, Bandirma Kirmizi, Denizli Basket and Asut Mersin.

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Phi.76ers ink Furkan Korkmaz, ex Banvit BK - by Eurobasket News

Philadelphia 76ers agreed terms with 20-year old Turk international guard Furkan Korkmaz (198-97). He played last season at Banvit Basketbol Kulubu in Turkish BSL league. Korkmaz managed to play in three leagues last year. In 21 BSL games he had 10.8ppg, 3.8rpg and 2.2apg. He helped them to win the cup. Quite impressive season as he was named to Turkish League All-Star Game, All-Star Game Dunk Contest and All-Domestic Players Team. Korkmaz also played 10 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 10.4ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.2apg and 1.0spg. He contributed to his team making it to the final. The other team Korkmaz played that season for was Anadolu Efes (also in BSL). In 10 games he averaged 6.6ppg and 1.3rpg. It was another spectacular season as he was named to Turkish League All-Star Game, All-Star Game Dunk Contest and All-Domestic Players Team. Korkmaz also played 2 games in Euroleague where he got just 1.0ppg and 1.5spg.
Last year Korkmaz was drafted by the 76ers in first round (26th overall).
Despite young age Korkmaz had great career. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 1st Team in 2015.
He has been also a member of Turkish international program for some years. Korkmaz was a member of both Senior and U20 National Teams this year and previously for U20 National Team in 2017.
He represented Turkey at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 2.0ppg, 1.5rpg.
Korkmaz has played also professionally for other Turkish teams like Pertevniyal and Pi Koleji.

Philadelphia 76ers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
J.J. Redick
Furkan Korkmaz
James Blackmon
Melo Trimble

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Oren re-signs at Pertevniyal - by Eurobasket News

Pertevniyal Genclik Istanbul (TBL) confirmed in their roster experienced 38-year old power forward Adem Oren (207-79). He played there last season. In 34 TBL games he recorded 8.2ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.5apg.
The previous (15-16) season Oren played at Istanbulspor (TB2L) where in 32 games he averaged 11.8ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.9apg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
Oren has spent his entire career in Turkey playing for seven other teams: Tofas, Pinar Karsiyaka, Darussafaka, Turk Telekom, Besiktas, Buyuk Kolej and Turk Telekom.
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Pertevniyal.

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  UNITED KINGDOM  


Phoenix sign Sandoval - by Paul Nilsen

Cheshire Phoenix are happy to confirm the signing of American point guard, Robert Sandoval (183-PG-91, college: Azusa Pacific).

He joins the club from Leeds Force, where he averaged 11 points and 5 assists per game during his rookie season in the BBL.

Whilst at Leeds, Sandoval was ranked in the top 10 league leaders for assists and steals, whilst shooting 40% from the behind the three-point line.

Head coach, Ben Thomas stated: 'We are really happy to have Rob with us for this upcoming season.

"He is a very versatile scorer, but can also create for his team mates.

"We think with a years experience and more quality around him he is going to thrive here at the Nix.'

The player himself added: ' I am thrilled to be joining the Cheshire Phoenix Basketball Club.

"Thank you to the administration for this opportunity and I am looking forward to contributing to the team this next season."



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  URUGUAY  


Paul Harrison netted 32 points for Sayago - by Hector Lopez

Paul Harrison (203-C-89, college: N.Greenville) netted 32 points and grabbed 8 rebounds, when Sayago defeated Stockolmo 84-76 to maintain the Metro League leadership after 10 rounds. For Stockolmo, Octavio Medina (195-F-96) scored 26 points and added 7 rebounds, while Rashaun Stimage (202-F, college: De Paul) finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Atenas defeated Verdirrojo 122-93, with 27 points by Anthony Danridge (196-F-86, college: N.Mexico) and 28 by Nicolas Catala (195-F-91). For Verdirrrojo, Gerel Simmons (188-G-93, college: Lincoln Memorial) netted 46 points. Cordon defeated Marne 84-70, withj 18 points and 12 rebounds by Agustin Zuvich (200-F-95), while Dida Pereira (203-C-92, college: Sequoias CC) added 10 points and 5 rebounds. Tabare defeated Union Atletica 64-62, with 16 points by Agustin Cabillon (196-F-95) and 12 by Charles McCann (193-F, college: LIU Post). For Union Atletica, Gaston Semiglia (192-F-91) netted 30 poin ts and grabbed 8 rebounds, while HHoward Wilkerson (198-F-84, college: Wofford) finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds.


Tirrel Brown leads Colon - by Hector Lopez

Colon, which had lost the last seven games in a row, defeated 25 de Agosto 104-72, at the opening game for the Metro League 10th round. The main scorer for the winner was Tirrell Brown (198-F-93, college: Ouachita Baptist), with 27 points and 9 rebounds.For 25 de Agosto, Gary Johnson (198-F-88, college: Texas) finished with 22 points and 5 rebounds. Miramar defeated Capitol 80-74- For Miramar, Jeffrey Fahnbulleh (200-C/F-85) finished with 23 points and 11 rebounds, while for Capitol, Juan Wenzel (190-G-89) netted 25 points and added 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Standings: Sayago 71- Atenas 7-2, Miramar 6-4, Cordon and Tabare 5-3, 25 de Agosto 5-4, Stockolmo, Union and Verdirrojo 4-.4, Auriblanco and Capitol 3-6, Colon 2-8, Marne 1-7. The three best teams will be promoted to the Uruguayan League 2018.


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)



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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE  


Voronov comes back to Zenit - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Zenit Saint Petersburg (VTB) added to their roster 31-year old ex-international shooting guard Evgeny Voronov (192-95kg-86). It is actually his comeback to Zenit as he has played here before. Voronov played last season at Unics (VTB). In 23 Euroleague games he recorded just 3.0ppg and 1.3rpg. He also played 22 games in VTB United League where he averaged 5.5ppg and 1.7rpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to VTB United League All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season Voronov played at Lokomotiv. In 29 Euroleague games he had 4.7ppg and 1.4rpg. He helped them to make it to the Euroleague Final Four. Voronov also played 33 games in VTB United League where he got 4.6ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.7apg and 1.0spg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Voronov's team made it to the VTB United League Semifinals in 2015.
He was also a member of Russian international program for some years. Voronov played for Russian Senior National Team between 2010 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
He also represented Russia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 5.8ppg, 4.0rpg, FGP: 35.0%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 50.0%.
Voronov has played previously for six other teams: CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow, Krasnie Krilya, Lokomotiv Mineralnye Vody, Dynamo St.Petersburg and Lokomotiv Rostov U23.
On Voronov: Reminds a little Russian international Sergei Babkov. a solid SG, always looking to score, who can shoot from the distance or penetrate. expected to be one of the stars at the 2004 Junior EC, showed to be too much discontinous, and to need again some work to his fundamentals; interesting upside, however;.

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Banvit tabs Tony Taylor, ex Enisey - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (BSL) inked 27-year old American point guard Tony Taylor (185-87kg-90, college: G.Washington). He played most recently at Enisey in Russian VTB league. In 14 FIBA Europe Cup games he averaged 13.4ppg, 3.0rpg and 4.6apg last season. Taylor helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 27 games in VTB United League where he had 13.3ppg, 2.8rpg and 4.6apg.
The previous (15-16) season Taylor played at Strasbourg IG in French ProA. In 11 games he recorded 5.2ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.5apg. He contributed to his team making it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
In 2012 Taylor was drafted by Tulsa 66ers (D-League) in second round (32nd overall).
He attended George Washington University and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Taylor has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
He won Polish League championship title in 2014.
Taylor has played previously professionally in Poland (PGE Turow) and NBA G League (Oklahoma City Blue).
His game is described as: Another "scoring point guard" kind of player who can be a true killer if left open on the perimeter. The same, he can pass the ball very well and keep teammates happy with assists. Good defender thanks to his quickness, he's a great ball stealer.

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Marko Simonovic (ex Crvena Zvezda) is a newcomer at Zenit - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Zenit Saint Petersburg (VTB) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old Serbian international forward Marko Simonovic (201-86, agency: BeoBasket). He has played for the last two seasons at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS league. Simonovic managed to play in three leagues last year. In 16 KLS games he recorded 9.1ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.2apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). Simonovic also played 30 games in Euroleague where he averaged 12.6ppg and 3.6rpg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention. And finally Simonovic contributed to 32 games in ABA League where he had 10.2ppg and 2.3rpg. Simonovic was voted Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League 1st Team in 2017.
He has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. Simonovic has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2014 and previously for University National Team between 2007 and 2009.
He also represented Serbia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. Simonovic's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 4 games: 6.5ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.0spg, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 62.5%.
Simonovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Oostende), France (Pau Lacq Orthez), Germany (ALBA Berlin), Montenegro (Buducnost) and Serbia (BKK Radnicki and Vrsac).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Great athlete with enormous jumping ability. Atractive player with great 3point shoot.

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Zenit may add Marko Simonovic to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Zenit Saint Petersburg (VTB) is considering to sign 31-year old Serbian international forward Marko Simonovic (201-86, agency: BeoBasket) who played last time at Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd in Serbia. Simonovic managed to play in three leagues last year. In 16 KLS games he had 9.1ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.2apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). Simonovic also played 30 games in Euroleague where he recorded 12.6ppg and 3.6rpg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention. And finally Simonovic contributed to 32 games in ABA League where he averaged 10.2ppg and 2.3rpg. Simonovic was voted Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League 1st Team in 2017.
He has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. Simonovic has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2014 and previously for University National Team between 2007 and 2009.
He also represented Serbia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. Simonovic's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 4 games: 6.5ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.0spg, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 62.5%.
Simonovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Oostende), France (Pau Lacq Orthez), Germany (ALBA Berlin), Montenegro (Buducnost) and Serbia (BKK Radnicki and Vrsac).
Simonovic could be described: Great athlete with enormous jumping ability. Atractive player with great 3point shoot.

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Hordur Vilhjalmsson (ex Bondi Ferrara) signs at Astana - by Eurobasket News

BK Astana (National League) landed 29-year old Icelandic international guard Hordur Vilhjalmsson (194-88). He played most recently at Bondi Ferrara in Italian Serie A2. Vilhjalmsson managed to play in four leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In only one Serie A2 game he had 8 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal. He also played that season for Keflavik (Dominos League) in Iceland where in 24 games he averaged impressive 15.7ppg, 5.3rpg and 6.8apg (leader !!!). It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League 2nd Team. The other team Vilhjalmsson played shortly was Limburg United in Belgian Euromillions League. In 5 games he recorded 4.8ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.6apg. He also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 4.7ppg, 1.0rpg and 2.7apg.
Among other achievements Vilhjalmsson won German 2.Bundesliga Pro A championship title in 2012.
He has been also a member of Icelandic international program for some years. Vilhjalmsson has regularly played for Icelandic senior team since 2009 and previously for U18 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
He also represented Iceland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.5ppg, 4.0rpg, 5.0apg, FGP: 43.8%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 83.3%.
Vilhjalmsson is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Greece (Aiolos Trikallon), Spain (Blancos de Rueda, Gran Canaria, RETAbet Bilbao Basket, Melilla_Baloncesto), Germany (Mitteldeutscher BC), Iceland (Njardvik and Fjolnir) and Czech Republic (CEZ Nymburk).

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  WORLD CUP U19  


Overview of Day 3 in Cairo - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Argentina - New Zealand 74-70
Argentina held off New Zealand to occupy the second spot in Group A. Matias Solanas (192-G-98) stepped up with 16 points to lead the Latin American side. Argentina used a strong 29:16 run in the second term to open a 15-point halftime lead. The Kiwis went on a determined comeback rally in the second half but came up just short at the end. Lautaro Lopez (188-PG-99) connected for 14 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds in the victory. Quinn Clinton (194-G-99) responded with 19 points and 12 rebounds for New Zealand.

South Korea - France 55-87
France earned the third straight win in Cairo. They bruised South Korea to enter the playoffs undefeated. Bastien Vautier (210-C-98) tallied 14 points and 10 boards for les Bleues. France piled up a 39:29 halftime lead. They unloaded 48 points in the second half to rally to the victory. Eljadji Diawara provided 13 points for the winners. Ha Yungi (203-C-99) responded with 14 points for South Korea.

Group B
Germany - Egypt 66-40
Germany coasted past Egypt to end up in the second position in Group B. Philipp Herkenhoff (208-PF-99) accounted for 11 points in the win. Germany established a 39:23 halftime lead. They wrapped up the game on a 20:4 run to earn a comfortable victory. Isaac Bonga (204-F/G-99) had 7 points in the win. Esam Mostafa (196-PF-99) responded with 11 points and 14 boards for Egypt.

Puerto Rico - Lithuania 57-96
Lithuania registered the third consecutive win in Cairo. They drubbed Puerto Rico to remain unbeaten. Tadas Sedekerskis (203-F/G-98) and Grantas Vasiliauskas (204-PF-99) provided 15 points each for the Baltic team. Lithuania fired 53 points in the first half to take a 17-point halftime lead. Lithuania followed with a 22:9 run in the third term to run away. Rokas Gadiliauskas (205-C-98) had 12 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Luis Lopez (182-G-98) responded with 14 points for Puerto Rico.

Group C
Spain - Mali 62-43
Spain cruised past Mali to remain undefeated in Egypt. Bernat Vanaclocha (210-C-98) posted 11 points and 9 boards to lead well-balanced effort from Spain. They secured a 17:7 lead ten minutes into the game. Spain then followed with a 21:7 rally in the fourth term to ice the win. Joshua Tomaic (206-F-98) provided 9 points in the victory. Sekou Dembele (202-C-98) responded with 13 points for Mali.

Canada - Japan 100-75
Canada cruised past Japan to finish second in Group C. Lindell Wiggington (186-PG-98) posted 21 points and 9 caroms for the winners. Japan enjoyed a narrow 21:20 lead ten minutes into the game. But Canada unloaded 57 points in the next two quarters to surge ahead for good. Rowan Barrett and Danilo Djuricic (204-F-99) accounted for 20 points each for Canada. Rui Hachimura (203-F-98) responded with 21 points and 11 boards for Japan.

Group D
Italy - USA 65-98
USA drubbed Italy to finish on top of Group D. P.J. Washington (208-C/F-98) delivered 20 points to lead the charge. USA sank 53 points in the first half to grab a 14-point lead. They limited the Azzurri to just 6 points in the third term to boost the gap to unassailable 28-point mark. Cameron Reddish (204-F-99) produced 15 points for the winners. Davide Denegri (183-SG-98, agency: Two Points) responded with 14 points and 6 boards for Italy.

Iran - Angola 48-70
Angola celebrated the first victory in Cairo. They beat Iran to open win count at the championship. Eric Amandio (191-PG-98) notched 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort. Iran and Angola went neck and neck throughout the first half. The scoreboard read 28:28 at the big break. But Angola used a 25:7 fourth quarter run to secure the winning outcome. Silvio de Sousa (204-PF-98) banked in 13 points and 15 rebounds for the African youngsters. Amirhossein Azari (192-SF-98) responded with 15 points for Iran.





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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 Italee Lucas (175-SG-89, college: N.Carolina) and Robyn Parks (183-G-92, college: VCU) 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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  ARMENIA  


Armenian U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
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Elen Hambardzumyan
Hambardzumyan
Ani Hovhannisyan
Hovhannisyan
Inga Manucharyan
Manucharyan
Diana Petrosian
Petrosian
Anna Aslanian
Aslanian
#e#5
4Elen Hambardzumyan 163-PG-00 ARM U18 NT Armenia
5Viktoria Tonoyan 174-G/F-99 ARM U18 NT Armenia
7Kristina Melikyan 182-PF-01 ARM U18 NT Armenia
8Ani Hovhannisyan 163-PG-01 ARM U16 NT Armenia
10Inga Manucharyan 176-F-00 ARM U16 NT Armenia
12Sofya Demirchyan 174-SF-00 ARM U18 NT Armenia
14Shake Poghosyan 160-F-01 ARM U18 NT Armenia
15Diana Petrosian 187-C-99 ARM U18 NT Armenia
23Tatev Gomtsyan 182-C-01 ARM U18 NT Armenia
35Anna Aslanian 188-C-01 ARM U18 NT Armenia

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



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  AUSTRALIA  


Australian State League round 16 best performance: Shanavia Dowdell - by Eurobasket News

American Power forward Shanavia Dowdell (188-PF-87, agency: LBM Management) had an amazing evening in the last round for Rockhampton C., receiving a Australiabasket.com State League Player of the Week award for round 16.
The 30-year old player had a double-double of 44 points and 11 rebounds, while her team beat Gold Coast R. (#13, 0-11), the league's bottom-ranked team 87-72. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on top of the standings in QBL. Rockhampton C. maintains the 10th position in their group in Australian State League. Rockhampton C. is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 4-8 record. In the team's last game Dowdell had a remarkable 82.6% from 2-point range. She has many years of experience at Rockhampton C., through which she has constantly improved. Shanavia Dowdell averages this season 23.9ppg and 10.9rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old Jessica Good (186-F-94) of Norwood F.. Good had a very good evening with a triple-double of 26 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists. Of course she led Norwood F. to another comfortable win 102-83 over the lower-ranked Woodville W. (#8, 3-11) being unquestionably team leader. Norwood F.'s 3rd position in Premier League has not changed. Her team's 11-3 record is not bad at all. Good is one of the most experienced players at Norwood F. and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was forward Olivia Thompson (185-F-93) of Forestville E. (#5). Thompson got into 30-points club by scoring 36 points in the last round. She went also for seventeen rebounds and four assists. She was a key player of Forestville E., leading her team to a 76-53 easy win against the lower-ranked S.Adelaide P. (#9, 2-12). Forestville E. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams in Premier League. Their record at this point is 9 victories and 5 lost games. Thompson has a great season in Australia. After 13 games, she made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 13.9rpg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kersten Mitchell (185-F-90) of Cockburn C. - 33 points and 12 rebounds
5. Sarah Boothe (195-F/C-90) of Bulleen B. - 30 points, 17 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Lucy Dawson (181-F-91) of Knox R. - 26 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Keely Froling (188-F-96) of Canberra C. - 27 points, 19 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Erin Todd (175-G-86) of Manly Warr. SE - 36 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Markel Walker (185-F-90) of Ipswich F. - 23 points, 21 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Shelby Cheslek (196-C-92) of SW Metro P. - 19 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists

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



State Leagues Round-Up - by Eurobasket News

Big V
Sunbury - Bulleen B. 70-74

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Sunbury (13-3) at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by fourth ranked Boomers (11-4) 74-70. Boomers forced 19 Sunbury turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Sarah Boothe (195-90, college: Stanford) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 30 points and 17 rebounds and Dutch guard Natalie Van-Den-Adel (185-90, college: Colorado St.) who added 12 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Four Boomers players scored in double figures. At the losing side Orla Reilly responded with 26 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Monique Stevens (160-91, college: NW Missouri St.) scored 13 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Boomers moved-up to third place in League. Newly promoted Sunbury still keeps top position with three games lost. Boomers are looking forward to face Falcons (#4) in Mount Waverley in the next round. Sunbury will play on the road against the league's second-placed Knox Raiders in Wantirna South and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bulleen B.: S.Boothe 30+17reb+3ast, K.Tessari 13+4reb+8ast, N.Van Den Adel 12+11reb+5ast, T.Blair 11+2reb+1ast, L.Scanlon 4+1reb, A.Ellis 3+4reb
Sunbury: O.Reilly 26+9reb+4ast, R.Van Kuyk 19+10reb, M.Stevens 13+9reb+7ast, C.Burns 6+9reb+6ast, J.Stockill 6+2reb+1ast, K.Theodore 0+1reb+1ast
gschID: 541978


Eltham W. - Knox R. 50-86

Very expected game in Eltham where 6th ranked Wildcats (7-8) were crushed by second ranked Knox Raiders (13-4) 86-50 on Saturday. Knox Raiders held Wildcats to an opponent 24.6 percent shooting from the field compared to 41.5 percent accuracy of the winners. Knox Raiders forced 19 Wildcats turnovers and outrebounded them 50-39 including 18 on the offensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Knox Raiders made 10 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Lucy Dawson (181-91) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 26 points and 12 rebounds and Serbian guard Milica Ivanov (178-96) who added 17 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Coach 's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play all 12 players and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side the former international swingman Katrina Hibbert (180-77, college: LSU) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and forward Olivia Bontempelli (179-93) scored 9 points and 8 rebounds. Knox Raiders maintains second position in League with 13-4 record having just eight point less than leader Brisbane S. Loser Wildcats keep the sixth place with eight games lost. Knox Raiders will face league's leader Sunbury in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Wildcats will play against Hume City Broncos (#7) in Tullamarine and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Knox R.: L.Dawson 26+12reb+3ast, M.Ivanov 17+6reb+2ast, R.Ott 13+3reb+5ast, D.Middleton 8+6reb, L.Santomaggio 6+4reb, T.Cunnigan 5+5reb+2ast
Eltham W.: K.Hibbert 14+10reb+2ast, S.Ruedin 10+6reb+2ast, O.Bontempelli 9+8reb+1ast, A.McBean 8+4reb, G.Dale 5+2reb+1ast, R.Cole 2+6reb+3ast
gschID: 541977


McKinnon C. - Sunbury 72-93

Very predictable result in McKinnon where first ranked Sunbury (13-3) smashed 9th ranked Cougars (5-10) 93-72 on Saturday. Sunbury made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 25 Cougars turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of New Zealand Josephine Stockill (190, college: Colgate) who helped to win the game recording 22 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks and Orla Reilly who added 17 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals during the contest. Coach 's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play all 12 players and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side American Morgan Pullins (183, college: St.Mary's, TX, agency: Two Points) responded with 14 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Claire Ioannidis (170, college: N.Florida) scored 13 points and 6 assists. Four Sunbury and five Cougars players scored in double figures. Newly promoted Sunbury maintains first position in League with 13-3 record. Loser Cougars keep the ninth place with ten games lost. Sunbury will face league's second-placed Knox Raiders in Wantirna South in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Cougars will play at home against Diamond Valley Eagles (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sunbury: J.Stockill 22+8reb+2ast, K.Duever 20+5reb+2ast, M.Stevens 19+3reb+6ast, O.Reilly 17+8reb+6ast, R.Van Kuyk 7+6reb+2ast, K.Theodore 3+1reb+1ast
McKinnon C.: M.Ioannidis 18+1reb+3ast, M.Pullins 14+8reb+2ast, C.Ioannidis 13+3reb+6ast, M.Muir 10+5reb, C.Bransden 10+6reb+2ast, M.Stewart 5+2reb
gschID: 541976


Hume City B. - Ringwood H. 70-52

There was a minor upset in Tullamarine where 5th ranked Hawks (9-8) were defeated by seventh ranked Hume City Broncos (7-8) 70-52 on Saturday. Hume City Broncos outrebounded Hawks 53-32 including a 38-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Hawks' players. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Colleen Planeta (188-88, college: Point Loma) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points, 18 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 blocks and the other American import center Erika Livermore (185-93, college: Fair Dickinson) who added 22 points and 12 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side Victoria Jarosz responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks and American guard Sydney Coffey (183, college: Marist) scored 20 points. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Hume City Broncos maintains seventh position in League with 7-8 record. Loser Hawks keep the fifth place with eight games lost. Hume City Broncos will face higher ranked Wildcats (#6) in Eltham in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Hume City B.: E.Livermore 22+12reb+1ast, C.Planeta 18+18reb+6ast, V.Saad 6+8reb, N.Karantzoulis 6+2reb+3ast, O.Olorunnife 6, M.Laloifi 5+5reb+4ast
Ringwood H.: S.Coffey 20+4reb, V.Jarosz 13+11reb, E.Beddome 8+4reb+1ast, P.Goldie 4+1reb+4ast, D.Bone 4+5reb+1ast, S.Mottin 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 541975


S.Peninsula S. - Warrandyte V. 80-43

Everything went according to plan when eighth ranked Sharks (7-9) outscored at home 10th ranked Venom (2-14) 80-43 on Saturday. Sharks forced 28 Venom turnovers and outrebounded them 50-26 including a 27-13 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Brittany Carter (183-93, college: Illinois) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 6 rebounds and Jamilee Pearce who added 15 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side Mollie Burke responded with 8 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Meg Dargan scored 13 points and 4 assists. Venom's coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Sharks maintains eighth position in League with 7-9 record. Loser Venom dropped to the eleventh place with 14 games lost. Sharks will face higher ranked Hume City Broncos (#7) in Tullamarine in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Venom will play on the road against Wildcats (#6) in Eltham and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
S.Peninsula S.: B.Carter 24+6reb+2ast, J.Pearce 15+10reb+1ast, C.Byrnes 10+3reb+6ast, A.Marcucci 9+6reb, O. Pollerd 7+4reb+1ast, R.Mawdsley 5+8reb+5ast
Warrandyte V.: M.Dargan 13+4ast, M.Burke 8+5reb+4ast, M.Kershaw 6+1reb, H.Bensch 6+2reb+1ast, H. Bawden 4+5reb, A.Meinking 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 541974


Premier League
S.Adelaide P. - Forestville E. 53-76

There was no surprise in Adelaide where 9th ranked Panthers (2-12) were outplayed by fifth ranked Eagles (9-5) 76-53 on Sunday. Eagles held Panthers to an opponent 24.2 percent shooting from the field compared to 36.8 percent accuracy of the winners. Eagles forced 29 Panthers turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Panthers' players. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Olivia Thompson (185-93) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!), 17 rebounds and 4 assists and Samantha Defrancesco who added 17 points, 9 assists and 4 steals during the contest. At the losing side Teonna Campbell responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 8 steals and Danita Goodwin produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 14 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Eagles maintains fifth position in League with 9-5 record. Loser Panthers keep the ninth place with 12 games lost. Eagles will face league's second-placed Tigers in Morphett Vale in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Panthers' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Adelaide to the arena Rockets.
Top scorers:
Forestville E.: O.Thompson 36+17reb+4ast, S.Defrancesco 17+4reb+9ast, A.Brett 8+3reb, R.Luders 4+2reb, K.Stamatelopoulos 4+1reb+2ast, J.Westhoff 3+3reb+5ast
S.Adelaide P.: T.Campbell 16+11reb+4ast, D.Goodwin 10+14reb+3ast, M.Cunningham 7+8reb, H.Bunce 7+6reb+1ast, C.Green 6+1reb, K.Aitken 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 542071


Sturt S. - Eastern M. 80-61

Very important is a road loss of first ranked Mavericks (11-3) against sixth ranked Sabres (8-6) on Saturday night. Visiting Mavericks were crushed by Sabres in Pasadena 80-61. Sabres forced 19 Mavericks turnovers and had a 18-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Guard Caroline Burgess (176-82) fired 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American forward Hannah Richards (, college: Bethel, IN) chipped in 9 points and 15 rebounds. Sabres' coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Rachael Hines produced 10 points and 8 rebounds and Brooke Basham added 9 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Sabres maintains sixth position in League with 8-6 record. Loser Mavericks still keep top place with three games lost. Sabres will meet at home Warriors (#8) in the next round. Mavericks will play against Flames (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sturt S.: C.Burgess 19+6reb+1ast, E. Brett 14+7reb+1ast, K.Gladstone 12+4reb+3ast, H.Richards 9+15reb+1ast, L.Gibbons 7+2reb+4ast, K.Mathews 7+1reb+1ast
Eastern M.: H.Wadforth 12+2reb+2ast, R.Hines 10+8reb+1ast, B.Basham 9+5reb+3ast, K.Kartinyeri 9+2reb+5ast, J.Rock 8+2reb+1ast, S.Paech 7+3reb
gschID: 542067


W.Adelaide B. - Southern T. 59-69

No shocking result in a game in Woodville where second ranked Tigers (11-3) won against 7th ranked Bearcats (4-10) 69-59 on Saturday. Tigers dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Bearcats' 32. Tigers forced 22 Bearcats turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of Alexandra Green who helped to win the game recording 11 points, 8 assists and 5 steals and forward Mollie McKendrick (183-93, college: Boston U.) who added 14 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Four Tigers players scored in double figures. At the losing side Ashlea Vordermaier (-90) responded with 13 points and 7 rebounds and guard Ieva Nagy (177-91, college: Troy) scored 12 points. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Tigers maintains second position in League with 11-3 record having just three point less than leader Brisbane S. Loser Bearcats keep the seventh place with ten games lost. Tigers will face Eagles (#5) in Goodwood in the next round. Bearcats will play on the road against Lions in Gawler and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Southern T.: M.McKendrick 14+5reb+3ast, A.Green 11+4reb+8ast, T.Dodman 11+5reb, R.Washington 10+8reb+1ast, B.Thacker 9+7reb, T.Kinross 4+3reb
W.Adelaide B.: A.Vordermaier 13+7reb+2ast, I.Nagy 12+3reb, J.Fejo 8+1reb, A.Gee 7+2reb, S.Langenbrinck 6+2reb+1ast, M.Lappin 6+2reb+5ast
gschID: 542068


Norwood F. - Woodville W. 102-83

Very expected game in Marden where 8th ranked Warriors (3-11) were crushed by third ranked Flames (11-3) 102-83 on Saturday. Flames had a 34-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Warriors' players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Flames made 8 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Jessica Good (186-94) who helped to win the game recording a triple-double by scoring 26 points, 16 rebounds, 11 assists and 4 blocks (made all of her nine free throws !!!) and forward Chelsea Brook (188) who added 19 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Five Flames players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Jennifer Monroe (180, college: Anderson, SC) responded with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 15 rebounds and her fellow American import guard Ashley Claussen (168, college: S.Oregon) scored 19 points, 5 assists and 5 steals. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Flames maintains third position in League with 11-3 record having just three point less than leader Brisbane S. Loser Warriors keep the eighth place with 11 games lost. Flames will face league's leader Mavericks in Mt. Barker in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Warriors will play on the road against Sabres (#6) in Pasadena and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Norwood F.: J.Good 26+16reb+11ast, C.Brook 19+8reb+1ast, J.Ward 13+1reb+9ast, S.Mckay 12+3reb+3ast, M.Stabile 10+7reb, M.Pritchard 9+4reb+1ast
Woodville W.: J.Monroe 32+15reb, A.Claussen 19+2reb+5ast, A.Herriman 8+6reb+1ast, K.Perkas 7+4reb, J.Von Einem 5+6reb+1ast, D.Troia 4+3reb
gschID: 542069


N.Adelaide R. - C.Districts L. 71-41

Very predictable result in Adelaide where fourth ranked Rockets (10-4) smashed 10th ranked Lions (1-13) 71-41 on Saturday. Rockets held Lions to an opponent 23.1 percent shooting from the field compared to 34.7 percent accuracy of the winners. Worth to mention a great performance of Opal Mader (-97) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 7 rebounds and American point guard Norrisha Victrum (165-93, college: Marshall) who added 9 points and 7 assists during the contest. Victrum is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the losing side Hannah Hank responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 16 rebounds and Rhianna Stringer scored 10 points and 9 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Rockets maintains fourth position in League with 10-4 record. Loser Lions keep the tenth place with 13 games lost. Rockets' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Adelaide Panthers.
Top scorers:
N.Adelaide R.: O.Mader 19+7reb, C.Hansen 11+5reb+1ast, N.Victrum 9+4reb+7ast, S.Byrne 8+2reb+3ast, T.Corrigan 6+6reb, K.Williams 4+5reb+4ast
C.Districts L.: H.Hank 13+16reb+2ast, R.Stringer 10+9reb+2ast, E.Schrapel 6+2reb, A.Perry 3+1reb, J.Puvogel 3+3reb+2ast, A.Carlin 2+8reb
gschID: 542070


QBL
Gold Coast R. - Rockhampton C. 72-87

Not a big story in a game in Gold Coast where bottom-ranked Rollers (0-11) were defeated by tenth ranked Cyclones (4-8) 87-72 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Cyclones. Rollers was better in third quarter 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Cyclones dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Rollers' 28. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American Shanavia Dowdell (188-87, college: Louisiana Tech, agency: LBM Management) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 44 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 7 assists (on 19-of-25 shooting from the field) and Christina Boag who added 16 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals during the contest. Cyclones' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side American forward Ashli Payne (183-95, college: E.Washington, agency: Gamble Sports Management) responded with 24 points and New Zealand guard Jessica Renata (175-96) scored 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Cyclones maintains tenth position in League with 4-8 record. Loser Rollers still closes the standings with 11 games lost. Cyclones will face SC Rip (#11) in the next round. Rollers will play against the league's second-placed Logan Thunder having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Rockhampton C.: S.Dowdell 44+11reb+7ast, C.Boag 16+14reb+4ast, J.Reynolds 8+5reb+4ast, K.Clifford 8+4reb+4ast, C.Morrow 6, B.Bailey 3+1reb+3ast
Gold Coast R.: A.Payne 24+3reb+2ast, S.Woods 18+3reb+1ast, J.Renata 14+5reb+4ast, S.Tolley 5+4reb+3ast, C.Vera 5+9reb+2ast, S.Johnston 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 542165


Mackay M. - Cairns D. 81-79

Important game to mention about took place in Mackay. Third ranked Meteorettes (10-2) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 4th ranked Dolphins (7-5) 81-79 on Sunday evening. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Meteorettes outrebounded Dolphins 53-33 including a 23-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. The winners were led by New Zealand swingman Chevannah Paalvast (180-91, college: Monmouth) who scored that evening 20 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and New Zealand guard Micaela Cocks (174-86, college: Oregon) supported her with 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Even a double-double of 18 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists by forward Rachel Pryor (184-89) did not help to save the game for Dolphins. American forward Alli Gloyd (185-92, college: Arizona) added 22 points and 10 rebounds for lost side. Dolphins' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Meteorettes maintains third position in League with 10-2 record behind leader Brisbane S. Dolphins at the other side dropped to the fifth place with five games lost. Meteorettes will play against SC Rip (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Dolphins will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Mackay M.: C.Paalvast 20+9reb+5ast, M.Cocks 20+5reb+4ast, T.Willey 12+11reb+2ast, N.Payne 9+11reb+2ast, J.Haughton 8+4reb+5ast, S.Storeshaw 7+1reb+1ast
Cairns D.: A.Gloyd 22+10reb, M.Donkin 20+4reb+6ast, R.Pryor 18+11reb+5ast, T.Evans 5+2reb, L.Williams 4+1reb, S.Evans 4+1reb
gschID: 542166


Suncoast PC - Toowoomba M. 74-48

The game between closely ranked teams ended with twelfth ranked Clippers' (3-6) home victory over bottom-ranked Mountaineers (0-11) 74-48 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Clippers. Mountaineers was better in third quarter 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Mountaineers to just 6 points in second quarter. Clippers dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Mountaineers' 34. Clippers forced 24 Mountaineers turnovers and outrebounded them 46-30 including a 31-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Erica Carlson (193-88, college: Dixie St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import forward Chelsea Small (185, college: Indiana St.) who added 9 points and 13 rebounds during the contest. Clippers' coach felt very confident using 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side Francis Donders responded with 13 points and 9 rebounds and American forward Ezria Parsons (183-83, college: S.Florida) scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Clippers maintains twelfth position in League with 3-6 record. Loser Mountaineers still closes the standings with 11 games lost. Clippers will face higher ranked Pirates (#9) in Runcorn in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Mountaineers will play at home against Power (#6) and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Suncoast PC: E.Carlson 16+10reb+4ast, J.Adams 13+4reb+3ast, C.Small 9+13reb+3ast, C.Clancy 9+5reb+1ast, D.Obah 7, C.Hanks 6+3reb+1ast
Toowoomba M.: E.Parsons 17+6reb+1ast, F.Donders 13+9reb+2ast, T.Russell 7+1reb, J.Gardiner 5+3reb+3ast, E.Derksen 4+3reb, V.Horne 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 542164


Brisbane S. - SC Rip 120-78

There was no surprise when 11th ranked SC Rip (3-6) was outplayed on the road by top-ranked Brisbane Spartans (11-0) 120-78 on Friday. Brisbane Spartans dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to SC Rip's 36 and made 27-of-30 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. Brisbane Spartans forced 23 SC Rip turnovers and outrebounded them 45-28 including a 16-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Brisbane Spartans looked well-organized offensively handing out 33 assists comparing to just 20 passes made by SC Rip's players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Brisbane Spartans made 9 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Ashleigh Karaitiana (183-92, college: Hawaii) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 9 assists and swingman Rebecca Haynes (188-84, college: Jacksonville St.) who added 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. At the losing side American guard Leah Scott (183-93, college: Marshall) responded with 19 points and 6 rebounds and her fellow American import guard Brooke LeMar (168-91, college: N.Dakota St.) scored 11 points and 7 assists. Five Brisbane Spartans and four SC Rip players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Brisbane Spartans maintains first position in League with 11-0 record. Loser SC Rip keeps the eleventh place with six games lost. Brisbane Spartans will face Flames (#4) in Townsville in the next round. SC Rip will play on the road against Cyclones (#10) in Rockhampton and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Brisbane S.: A.Karaitiana 26+4reb+9ast, O.Isaac 17+3reb+3ast, R.Haynes 15+8reb+5ast, A.Parham 15+7reb+4ast, M.Allen 13+4reb, N.Taylor 11+2reb+6ast
SC Rip: L.Scott 19+6reb+3ast, S.Davis 16+1reb+2ast, C.O'Bryan 11+1reb, B.LeMar 11+3reb+7ast, H.Beede 7+3reb+3ast, C.Dover 6+1reb
gschID: 542158


SC Rip - Toowoomba M. 75-50

No shocking result in a game when eleventh ranked SC Rip (3-6) outleveled at home bottom-ranked Mountaineers (0-11) 75-50 on Saturday. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Leah Scott (183-93, college: Marshall) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 7 rebounds and Hannah Beede (-95) who added 17 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Coach 's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play all 12 players and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side Francis Donders responded with 19 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and Croatian-British center Tea Charlton (188-96) scored 9 points and 9 rebounds. SC Rip maintains eleventh position in League with 3-6 record. Loser Mountaineers still closes the standings with 11 games lost. SC Rip will face higher ranked Cyclones (#10) in Rockhampton in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Mountaineers will play at home against Power (#6) and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
SC Rip: L.Scott 25+7reb+2ast, H.Beede 17+8reb+3ast, C.O'Bryan 10+3reb, T.Sheppard 6+3reb, T.White 6, S.Davis 3+1reb+5ast
Toowoomba M.: F.Donders 19+9reb+5ast, T.Charlton 9+9reb+1ast, K.Wilson 8+8reb+1ast, E.Parsons 6+9reb+1ast, T.Russell 5+6reb+2ast, V.Horne 3+2reb
gschID: 542162


SW Metro P. - Rockhampton C. 92-78

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 10th ranked Cyclones' (4-8) road loss to ninth ranked Pirates (4-6) 78-92 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Pirates. Cyclones was better in third quarter 19-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Pirates forced 25 Cyclones turnovers and outrebounded them 45-31 including a 23-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman Stephanie Bairstow (188-94, college: Utah St.) who helped to win the game recording 28 points and 9 rebounds and American center Shelby Cheslek (196-92, college: Gonzaga) who added 19 points and 14 rebounds during the contest. Four Pirates players scored in double figures. At the losing side American Shanavia Dowdell (188-87, college: Louisiana Tech, agency: LBM Management) responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 13 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals and Christina Boag scored 25 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field). Pirates maintains ninth position in League with 4-6 record. Loser Cyclones keep the tenth place with eight games lost. Pirates will face higher ranked Capitals (#8) in Brisbane in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Cyclones will play against SC Rip and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
SW Metro P.: S.Bairstow 28+9reb+2ast, S.Parsons 19+7reb+4ast, S.Cheslek 19+14reb+2ast, M.Willey 12+5reb+5ast, S.Rees 8+3reb+4ast, K.Page 6+3reb+1ast
Rockhampton C.: C.Boag 25+7reb+4ast, S.Dowdell 24+13reb+8ast, K.Pearce 10+5reb+1ast, B.Bailey 7+2reb+2ast, K.Clifford 6+1reb+2ast, J.Lorraway 4+1ast
gschID: 542161


Townsville F. - Cairns D. 84-49

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Townsville where fifth ranked Flames (7-3) smashed one of their biggest challengers Dolphins (7-5) 84-49 on Saturday. Flames forced 23 Dolphins turnovers and outrebounded them 37-22 including a 15-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. Dolphins were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Darcy Garbin (185-94) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 7 rebounds and the former international guard Rachael McCully (170-82) who added 15 points during the contest. Four Flames players scored in double figures. Flames' coach felt very confident using 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side American forward Alli Gloyd (185-92, college: Arizona) responded with 13 points and 8 rebounds and forward Rachel Pryor (184-89) scored 11 points. Flames moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Dolphins dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. Flames will face league's leader Brisbane Spartans on the road in the next round and it may be the game of the week.
Top scorers:
Townsville F.: D.Garbin 15+7reb+2ast, R.McCully 15+4reb+3ast, A.Mackay 14+3reb+1ast, M.Murray 10+2reb+2ast, H.Andrews 7+5reb, A.Walsh 7+7reb+1ast
Cairns D.: A.Gloyd 13+8reb, R.Pryor 11+4reb+2ast, S.Falvo 6+2reb, M.Donkin 5+2ast, E.Hutchinson 4+2reb+1ast, T.Evans 3+1ast
gschID: 542163


Brisbane C. - Ipswich F. 80-109

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Brisbane where 7th ranked Capitals (4-5) were rolled over by eighth ranked Force (5-6) 109-80 on Friday. Force dominated down low during the game scoring 74 of its points in the paint compared to Capitals' 48 and made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Force forced 21 Capitals turnovers and outrebounded them 46-27 including a 30-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 32 assists comparing to just 17 passes made by Capitals' players. Capitals were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Markel Walker (185-90, college: UCLA) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points, 21 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import forward Shenita Landry (188-87, college: Temple) who added 19 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists during the contest. Force's coach felt very confident using 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side American guard Dlesha Lloyd (179-86, college: Clemson) responded with 14 points and 8 rebounds and Heidi Freeburn (-86) scored 17 points and 4 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Force moved-up to seventh place in League. Loser Capitals dropped to the eighth position with five games lost. Force will face higher ranked Power (#6) in Gladstone in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Capitals will play on the road against Pirates in Runcorn and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ipswich F.: M.Walker 23+21reb+5ast, S.Landry 19+5reb+7ast, R.Mate 15+5reb+5ast, L.O'Sullivan 14, B.Abbott 13+5reb+1ast, G.Williams 12+2reb+5ast
Brisbane C.: H.Freeburn 17+4reb+4ast, M.Woodford 16+3reb+4ast, E.Read 15+3reb+2ast, D.Lloyd 14+8reb+3ast, V.Aldred 10+4reb+1ast, G.Champion 5+4reb+3ast
gschID: 542160


Logan T. - Rockhampton C. 96-71

Everything went according to plan in Loganholme where second ranked Logan Thunder (10-1) outscored 10th ranked Cyclones (4-8) 96-71 on Friday. Logan Thunder forced 25 Cyclones turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Kate Gaze (173-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists and swingman Mikhaela Donnelly (177-94) who added 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Four Logan Thunder players scored in double figures. At the losing side American Shanavia Dowdell (188-87, college: Louisiana Tech, agency: LBM Management) responded with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 19 rebounds and Christina Boag produced a double-double by scoring 13 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Logan Thunder maintains second position in League with 10-1 record behind leader Brisbane S. Loser Cyclones keep the tenth place with eight games lost. Logan Thunder will face Power (#6) in Gladstone in the next round. Cyclones will play against SC Rip (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Logan T.: K.Gaze 29+10reb+8ast, M.Goodchild 21+1ast, M.Donnelly 18+5reb+5ast, C.Smith 10+5reb+3ast, J.Luna-Castro 8+8reb+2ast, J.Fuiava 8+1reb
Rockhampton C.: S.Dowdell 26+19reb+3ast, K.Clifford 16+3reb+5ast, C.Boag 13+10reb+5ast, B.Bailey 7+2reb+2ast, S.Muggeridge 4+4reb+1ast, T.Wakelin-Gray 2+3reb
gschID: 542159


SBL
Lakeside L. - Joondalup W. 81-77

There was no surprise in Bullcreek where 6th ranked Wanneroo (9-10) was defeated by fourth ranked Lightning (12-5) 81-77 on Sunday. Lightning made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Ali Schwagmeyer (180-90, college: Quincy) who helped to win the game recording 21 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists and the other American import forward Sydnee Fipps (178, college: Cal-Davis) who added 26 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side forward Klara Wischer (185-91, college: San Diego) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds and power forward Ellyce Ironmonger (193-89, college: Oregon) scored 14 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Four Wanneroo players scored in double figures. Lightning maintains fourth position in League with 12-5 record. Loser Wanneroo keeps the sixth place with ten games lost. Lightning will face Slammers (#9) in Bunbury in the next round where they are favorite. Wanneroo will play on the road against Redbacks in Northbridge and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lakeside L.: S.Fipps 26+5reb+2ast, A.Schwagmeyer 21+8reb+7ast, A.Grant 17+11reb+2ast, S.Roscoe 9+3reb+4ast, J.Van Schie 5+2reb+2ast, T.Ucich 3+4reb+3ast
Joondalup W.: K.Wischer 21+10reb+3ast, E.Ironmonger 14+5reb+8ast, S.Amos 13+2reb+5ast, N.Martin 10+6reb+4ast, S.Swain 8+3reb+1ast, K.Hayward 6+6reb+2ast
gschID: 542317


Willetton T. - Kalamunda E.S. 93-45

No shocking result in a game in Willeton where fifth ranked Tigers (10-7) outleveled 9th ranked Suns (5-13) 93-45 on Friday. Tigers held Suns to an opponent 23.9 percent shooting from the field compared to 46.7 percent accuracy of the winners. They outrebounded Suns 50-31 including a 36-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Tigers looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Suns' players. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Stacey Barr (173-92, college: Idaho) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists and Emma Gandini who added 20 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Four Tigers players scored in double figures. At the losing side forward Melissa Moyle (184-87) responded with 14 points and 6 rebounds and power forward Jennie Rintala (-90) scored 9 points and 7 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Tigers maintains fifth position in League with 10-7 record. Loser Suns dropped to the tenth place with 13 games lost. Tigers will face Slammers (#9) in Bunbury in the next round. Suns will play on the road against the league's second-placed Hawks in Floreat and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Willetton T.: S.Barr 23+11reb+7ast, E.Gandini 20+8reb+1ast, Z.Harper 14+6reb+1ast, J.Hootmann 12+3reb+6ast, C.Drennan 8+2reb+2ast, E.Lobb 7+4reb+2ast
Kalamunda E.S.: M.Moyle 14+6reb+1ast, J.Rintala 9+7reb+1ast, R.Brooks 8+1reb+4ast, J. Williams 7+1reb, C.Crugnale 3+1reb+1ast, D.King 2+6reb
gschID: 542313


Perry Lakes H. - Perth R. 77-72

Very expected game in Floreat where 8th ranked Redbacks (7-10) were defeated by second ranked Hawks (16-1) 77-72 on Friday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Hawks outrebounded Redbacks 55-34 including a 21-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of international power forward Natalie Burton (194-89, college: W.Virginia, agency: LBM Management) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 20 rebounds and guard Lauren Jeffers (170-88) who added 17 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals during the contest. At the losing side American forward Emilee Harmon (188, college: Ohio St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds and her fellow American import forward Adrienne Johnson (182-89, college: Louisiana Tech) scored 23 points and 5 steals. Redbacks' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Hawks maintains second position in League with 16-1 record having just eleven point less than leader Brisbane S. Loser Redbacks dropped to the seventh place with ten games lost. Hawks will face Suns (#10) in Kalamunda in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Redbacks will play at home against Senators and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Perry Lakes H.: K.Anthony 20+3reb+1ast, N.Burton 19+20reb+3ast, L.Jeffers 17+8reb+7ast, A.Farnworth 8+6reb+6ast, S.Donovan 7+4reb+2ast, M.Satie 3+7reb+2ast
Perth R.: A.Johnson 23+3ast, E.Harmon 18+12reb+1ast, R.Benson 12+4reb+9ast, G.Clayton 6+2reb+1ast, D.Lipscombe 5+4reb+2ast, J.Hughes 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 542311


Mandurah M. - Perry Lakes H. 69-75

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Mandurah where second ranked Hawks (16-1) defeated top-ranked Magic (17-1) 75-69 on Saturday. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in League. Magic was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 4-point lead after three quarters before a 20-10 charge of Hawks, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Antonia Farnworth who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds and international power forward Natalie Burton (194-89, college: W.Virginia, agency: LBM Management) who added 12 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. Four Hawks players scored in double figures. At the losing side forward Carly Boag (188-95, college: Minot St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists and guard Casey Mihovilovich (173-82) scored 22 points and 4 assists. Magic's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Hawks maintains second position in League with 16-1 record having just eleven point less than leader Brisbane S. Loser Magic still keeps top place with one game lost. Hawks will face Suns (#10) in Kalamunda in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Perry Lakes H.: S.Donovan 22+4reb, A.Farnworth 19+10reb+2ast, L.Jeffers 12+4reb+3ast, N.Burton 12+11reb+3ast, K.Anthony 5+3reb, G.O'Sullivan 3+3reb+2ast
Mandurah M.: C.Mihovilovich 22+4reb+4ast, N.Gilday 20+3reb+2ast, C.Boag 13+14reb+7ast, E.Klasztorny 6+1reb+2ast, R.Halleen 6+1reb+1ast, B.Klasztorny 2+5reb+1ast
gschID: 542316


SW Slammers - Rockingham CF 75-71

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 11th ranked Flames' (4-15) road loss to tenth ranked Slammers (5-12) 71-75 on Saturday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Brittany Hodges (185-93, college: Furman) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds and forward Courtney Bayliss (183-93, college: Our Lady Lake) who added 16 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Four Slammers players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Chastity Reed (185-89, college: UALR) responded with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 12 rebounds and Dena English scored 18 points and 4 assists. Flames' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Slammers moved-up to ninth place in League. Loser Flames keep the eleventh position with 15 games lost. Slammers will face higher ranked Lightning (#4) in Bullcreek in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Flames will play on the road against Eagles (#12) in Morley and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
SW Slammers: B.Hodges 17+13reb+3ast, G.Denehey 17+1reb+5ast, C.Bayliss 16+9reb+1ast, T.Burrows 15+6reb+3ast, R.Thompson 9+1reb, K.Fielding 1+10reb+3ast
Rockingham CF: C.Reed 27+12reb+1ast, D.English 18+4reb+4ast, A.Pether 8+4reb, A.Sidebottom 6+3reb, A.Hetherington 4+3reb+2ast, C.Armstrong 4+2reb+5ast
gschID: 542315


Perth R. - Cockburn C. 80-65

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Northbridge where eighth ranked Redbacks (7-10) beat 7th ranked Cougars (7-12) 80-65 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 13-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-65. Redbacks forced 20 Cougars turnovers and outrebounded them 44-26 including 29 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Emilee Harmon (188, college: Ohio St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and forward Adrienne Johnson (182-89, college: Louisiana Tech) who added 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side forward Kersten Mitchell (185-90, college: Illinois) responded with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds and guard Brianna Moyes (170, college: Akron) scored 10 points and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Redbacks moved-up to seventh place in League. Loser Cougars dropped to the eighth position with 12 games lost. Redbacks will face higher ranked Senators (#3) in Leederville in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Perth R.: E.Harmon 18+11reb+1ast, A.Johnson 15+5reb+4ast, R.Benson 11+3reb+3ast, B.Donovan 9+4reb+5ast, G.Clayton 9+6reb+4ast, L.Ashworth 8+3reb+1ast
Cockburn C.: K.Mitchell 33+12reb+1ast, L.Doucette 10+4reb, B.Moyes 10+2reb+4ast, K.Pitcher 7+2ast, T.Priestly 3+9ast, I.Miotti 2+1reb
gschID: 542314


Stirling S. - East Perth E. 80-75

There was no surprise in Leederville where 12th ranked Eagles (2-16) were defeated by third ranked Senators (13-5) 80-75 on Friday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Senators made 26-of-31 free shots (83.9 percent) during the game, while Eagles only scored ten points from the stripe. Senators forced 19 Eagles turnovers. Eagles were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Kisha Lee (182-85, college: UNLV) who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and center Amber Land (188) who added 14 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Four Senators players scored in double figures. At the losing side guard Nicole St-Jorre (170-82) responded with 16 points and 8 assists and guard Haylee Desousa (-94) scored 18 points and 5 rebounds. Eagles' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Senators maintains third position in League with 13-5 record having just nine point less than leader Brisbane S. Loser Eagles keep the twelfth place with 16 games lost. Senators will face Redbacks (#7) in Northbridge in the next round. Eagles will play at home against Flames (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Stirling S.: J.Martin 17+5reb+2ast, K.Lee 17+7reb+4ast, A.Land 14+8reb+3ast, R.Throns 11+2reb+1ast, H.Throns 10+6reb+5ast, T.Roberts 9+5reb+3ast
East Perth E.: H.Desousa 18+5reb+1ast, N.St Jorre 16+3reb+8ast, K.Kilpatrick 15+5reb+1ast, J.Sontay 8+4reb+2ast, A.Duinker 6+1reb+1ast, E.Coffin 5+2reb+6ast
gschID: 542312


SEABL
Kilsyth LC - Albury LB 76-67

No shocking result in a game in Kilsyth where first ranked Lady Cobras (12-2) won against 6th ranked Lady Bandits (2-11) 76-67 on Sunday. Lady Cobras forced 21 Lady Bandits turnovers and had a 16-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Angela Beadle (190-93, college: Sam Houston St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 28 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks and forward Sarah Parsons (180-86) who added 6 points, 6 rebounds and 15 assists during the contest. At the losing side American forward Toccara Ross (184-86, college: Iowa St., agency: LBM Management) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists and her fellow American import center Adijat Adams (188-92, college: Biola, CA) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks. Lady Cobras maintains first position in League with 12-2 record. Loser Lady Bandits dropped to the seventh place with 11 games lost. Lady Cobras will face league's leader Geelong Supercats on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Lady Bandits will play against Sydney Uni S. (#4) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Kilsyth LC: A.Beadle 28+10reb+1ast, J.O'Shea 15+5reb+3ast, R.Moult 13+3reb+1ast, C.Perera 8+7reb+4ast, S.Parsons 6+6reb+15ast, C.Spicer 4+3reb+1ast
Albury LB: T.Ross 21+10reb+5ast, A.Adams 20+12reb+3ast, E.Mahady 13+5reb+4ast, S.Gorman 5+2reb+6ast, M.Kirby 5+2reb+1ast, J.Bukvic 3
gschID: 542403


Hobart C. - Geelong S. 97-92

Very important is a road loss of first ranked Geelong Supercats (11-4) against sixth ranked Hobart Chargers (6-4) on Friday night. Visiting Geelong Supercats were defeated by Hobart Chargers in a tough game in Hobart 92-97. Hobart Chargers players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. It was a very good performance for American swingman Kathleen Scheer (187-89, college: Duke) who helped to win the game recording 29 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. Swingman Alex Ciabattoni (183-94) contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Hobart Chargers' coach used entire bench in such tough game. Guard Chantel-Anais Horvat (182-98) replied with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds and Isabella Brancatisano added 18 points and 4 steals in the effort for Geelong Supercats. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Hobart Chargers maintains sixth position in League with 6-4 record. Geelong Supercats at the other side still keep top place with four games lost. Hobart Chargers will have a break next round. Geelong Supercats will play at home against the league's leader Lady Cobras and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hobart C.: K.Scheer 29+7reb+8ast, A.Ciabattoni 18+5reb+3ast, S.Thompson 16+7reb+2ast, K.McCauley 10+2reb+2ast, M.Ruef 8+4reb+5ast, B.Parker 6+5ast
Geelong S.: C.Horvat 33+11reb+1ast, I.Brancatisano 18+4reb+3ast, E.Rolph 14+5reb+3ast, E.Kett 11+6reb+5ast, C.Brancatisano 7+6reb+4ast, A.Emma-Nnopu 4
gschID: 542399


Sydney Uni S. - Ballarat R. 77-81

There was a minor upset when 4th ranked Sydney Uni S. (8-7) was defeated at home by seventh ranked Ballarat Rush (2-7) 81-77 on Saturday. Ballarat Rush made 25-of-32 free shots (78.1 percent) during the game, while Sydney Uni S. only scored seven points from the stripe. Ballarat Rush looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Ashleigh Spencer (-92) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points and 11 assists and American center Joy Burke (196-90, college: Arizona St.) who added 23 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side center Lara McSpadden (193-99) responded with 27 points and 6 rebounds and power forward Shanae Greaves (183-93) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. Ballarat Rush moved-up to sixth place in League. Newly promoted Sydney Uni S. keeps the fourth position with seven games lost. Ballarat Rush will have a break next round. Sydney Uni S. will play at home against Lady Bandits (#7) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ballarat R.: A.Spencer 29+2reb+11ast, J.Burke 23+9reb+2ast, K.Rinaldi 12+6reb+3ast, T. Wynne 9, J.Bonds 4+10reb+8ast, L.Brooks 2+1reb
Sydney Uni S.: L.McSpadden 27+6reb, S.Greaves 13+11reb+3ast, K.Hodge 10+7reb+2ast, S.Walmsley 9+1reb+2ast, N.Beaumont 7+7reb+2ast, M.O'Hehir 5+3reb+5ast
gschID: 542402


Canberra C. - Nunawading S. 72-45

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Spectres (6-8) against fifth ranked Nationals (4-9) on Saturday night. Visiting Spectres were crushed by Nationals in Belconnen 72-45. Nationals held Spectres to an opponent 22.0 percent shooting from the field compared to 52.7 percent accuracy of the winners. They outrebounded Spectres 46-23 including a 37-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Nationals looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by Spectres' players. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Keely Froling (188-96, college: SMU) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 27 points, 19 rebounds and 5 assists and American guard Sarah Mcappion (175-90, college: Troy) who added 20 points and 5 assists during the contest. Nationals' coach felt very confident using 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side American guard Anita Brown (173, college: Akron) responded with 18 points and 8 rebounds and her fellow American import center Megan Kritscher (195-89, college: Sacramento St.) scored 10 points. Nationals moved-up to fourth place in League. Loser Spectres keep the third position with eight games lost. Nationals will face league's second-placed Lady Braves in Bendigo in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Spectres will play on the road against Lady Bandits in Albury and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Canberra C.: K.Froling 27+19reb+5ast, S.Mcappion 20+4reb+5ast, A.Fall 9+7reb+6ast, R.Schweizer 7+10reb+2ast, M.Penn 5+1reb, C.Bourne 4+4reb+6ast
Nunawading S.: A.Brown 18+8reb+2ast, M.Kritscher 10+3reb+1ast, M.Whittle 7+3reb+2ast, G.Stirton 5+2reb, S.Glennie 3+2reb, T.Boyd 2+1reb
gschID: 542401


Sandringham S. - Albury LB 93-73

There was a small surprise in Cheltenham where eighth ranked Sabres (5-10) smashed 6th ranked Lady Bandits (2-11) 93-73 on Saturday. Sabres looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Italian guard Nicole Romeo (168-89, college: Washington) who helped to win the game recording 33 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 7 assists and American swingman Jasmine Gill (185-90, college: JMU, agency: Two Points) who added 10 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists during the contest. At the losing side American forward Toccara Ross (184-86, college: Iowa St., agency: LBM Management) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds and her fellow American import center Adijat Adams (188-92, college: Biola, CA) scored 17 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Sabres moved-up to seventh place in League which they share with defeated Lady Bandits. Loser Lady Bandits dropped to the seventh position with 11 games lost. Sabres will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Sandringham S.: N.Romeo 33+6reb+7ast, M.Riley 15+4reb+3ast, J.Gill 10+13reb+6ast, J.Bygate 10+3reb+1ast, S.Perrett 9+1reb+1ast, C.Chatfield 6+3reb+1ast
Albury LB: T.Ross 21+12reb+3ast, A.Adams 17+7reb, S.Gorman 16+4reb+1ast, E.Mahady 13+2reb+4ast, M.Kirby 3+8reb+2ast, J.Bukvic 2+1reb+2ast
gschID: 542400


Waratah
Sydney C. - Bankstown B. 47-63

Not a big story in a game in Alexandria where 7th ranked Comets (3-10) were defeated by fourth ranked Bruins (9-4) 63-47 on Sunday. Bruins forced 23 Comets turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Bruins made 27 blocks. Comets were plagued by 46 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Casey Samuels (182-94) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 6 blocks and Briana Maimone who added 13 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 blocks during the contest. Bruins' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side Serika Shillingsworth responded with 16 points and 4 blocks and Annie Rose Turner scored 10 points. Bruins maintains fourth position in League with 9-4 record. Loser Comets keep the seventh place with ten games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Bankstown B.: C.Samuels 24+1reb+3ast, B.Maimone 13+6reb+7ast, A.Coulter 10+1reb+1ast, J.Barnes 8+7reb+1ast, J.Barlow 4+1reb+1ast, E.Gleeson 2+4reb+2ast
Sydney C.: S.Shillingsworth 16+2reb, A.Rose Turner 10+2reb+2ast, T.Pogonza-Dumas 6+1reb+1ast, M.Jurlina 5+3reb+1ast, S.Hewitt 5+1reb+3ast, G.Flanigan 2+1reb
gschID: 542482


Bankstown B. - Hornsby S. 90-77

There was a small surprise in Condell Park where fourth ranked Bruins (9-4) beat top-ranked Spireds (12-1) 90-77 on Saturday. They outrebounded Spireds 49-38 including 17 on the offensive glass. Bruins looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Spireds' players. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Casey Samuels (182-94) who helped to win the game recording 29 points and 8 rebounds and Marjy Grealish who added 12 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Four Bruins players scored in double figures. Bruins' coach let to play all 12 players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side the former international point guard Alicia Poto (166-78) responded with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 18 rebounds and Olivia Sheehan scored 19 points and 5 rebounds. Bruins maintains fourth position in League with 9-4 record. Loser Spireds still keep top place with one game lost. Bruins will have a break next round. Spireds will play on the road against Sharks in Sutherland and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Bankstown B.: C.Samuels 29+8reb+2ast, M.Bennett 14+1reb+1ast, M.Grealish 12+8reb+1ast, J.Barnes 12+5reb+2ast, B.Maimone 8+7reb+5ast, R.Te-Hira 5+4reb+6ast
Hornsby S.: A.Poto 25+18reb+1ast, O.Sheehan 19+5reb+1ast, S. Waters 17+3ast, T.Kilminster 8+3reb+2ast, P.Duck 5+4reb, T.Mundine 3+8reb+1ast
gschID: 542478


Manly Warr. SE - Sutherland S. 80-75

There was no surprise in Narrabeen where 5th ranked Sharks (6-6) were defeated by third ranked Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (9-4) 80-75 on Saturday. Sharks were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Erin Todd (175-86) who helped to win the game recording 36 points (!!!), 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and swingman Rebecca Duke (183-87) who added 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks during the contest. At the losing side center Rachel Herrick (192-86) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and Peta Kneen scored 10 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Sharks' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles maintains third position in League with 9-4 record despite having the same number of points like the leader Brisbane S. Loser Sharks keep the fifth place with six games lost. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will face league's second-placed North Bears in Crows Nest in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Sharks will play at home against the league's leader Spireds and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Manly Warr. SE: E.Todd 36+8reb+5ast, R.Duke 17+8reb+1ast, K.Forbes 10+7reb+4ast, C.Trevenna 8+11reb+1ast, J.Kelly 7+3reb+2ast, J.Cullen 2+2reb+2ast
Sutherland S.: C.Thomson-Boston 17+2reb+1ast, R.Herrick 16+12reb+1ast, P.Kneen 10+8reb+4ast, L.Watkins 9+7reb+2ast, R. Whittet 6+2reb, J.Scrivens 6+8reb+3ast
gschID: 542479


Norths Bears - Illawarra H. 63-40

No shocking result in a game in Crows Nest where second ranked North Bears (9-2) outleveled 9th ranked Hawks (1-12) 63-40 on Saturday. North Bears forced 21 Hawks turnovers and outrebounded them 50-34 including a 18-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Jaimee Kennedy (178-88) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points and 16 rebounds and American guard Kallie Hovatter (175-89, college: Elon) who added 16 points and 4 steals during the contest. Coach 's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 11 players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side Olivia White responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 18 rebounds and point guard Lauren Sparks (168, college: Lubbock Christian) scored 10 points and 6 assists. North Bears maintains second position in League with 9-2 record having just two points less than leader Brisbane S. Loser Hawks keep the ninth place with 12 games lost. North Bears will face Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (#3) in Narrabeen in the next round, which may be the game of the day.
Top scorers:
Norths Bears: K.Hovatter 16+4reb+2ast, J.Kennedy 12+16reb+3ast, T.Jones 7+1reb+1ast, E.Loader 6+3reb, R.Muir 6+10reb+1ast, K.Seebohm 5+4reb+6ast
Illawarra H.: O.White 22+18reb, L.Sparks 10+4reb+6ast, R.Harris 5+2reb+4ast, P.Johnson 2+2reb+2ast, P.Blanton 1+3reb+2ast, P.Phillips 0+1reb
gschID: 542480


Newcastle H. - Sydney C. 48-35

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 7th ranked Comets' (3-10) road loss to sixth ranked Hunters (6-7) 35-48 on Saturday. Hunters held Comets to an opponent 20.3 percent shooting from the field compared to 29.0 percent accuracy of the winners. They outrebounded Comets 41-27 including a 32-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Cassidy McLean (178-99) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 4 assists and Alison Ebzery who added 2 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side Samantha Hewitt responded with 5 points and 10 rebounds and Tatyanna Pogonza-Dumas scored 6 points and 5 rebounds. Hunters maintains sixth position in League with 6-7 record. Loser Comets keep the seventh place with ten games lost. Hunters will face higher ranked Sharks (#5) in Sutherland in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Newcastle H.: C.McLean 20+4reb+4ast, K.Moss 9+6reb, C.Lum 8+5reb, E.Keith 7+4reb+3ast, A.Ebzery 2+13reb+4ast, C.Bull 2+7reb
Sydney C.: M.Cantellano 7+4reb+1ast, T.Pogonza-Dumas 6+5reb+3ast, S.Hewitt 5+10reb+1ast, S.Shillingsworth 4+1reb, M.Jurlina 4+4reb, G.Flanigan 2+2reb
gschID: 542481





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  BULGARIA  


La Spezia adds Stoichkova to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Carispezia La Spezia (Serie A1) added to their roster 18-year old Bulgarian power forward Katrin Stoichkova (182-99). She played last season at Defensor Viterbo in the Serie A2. In 21 games she recorded 3.9ppg and 2.6rpg.
Stoichkova represented Bulgaria at the European Championships U16 Division B in Ohrid-Struga (FYR Macedonia) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 8 games: 3.8ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.1apg, 1.9spg.

Carispezia La Spezia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Elisa Templari
Sara Innocenzi
Marherita Corradino

Forwards:
Marina Dzinic
Elisabetta Linguaglossa
Laura Reani
Maria Giuseppone

Center:
Katrin Stoichkova

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CANADA  


Micaella Riche agreed terms with Panathlitikos - by Eurobasket News

Panathlitikos SF Sykeon (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old Canadian forward Micaella Riche (188-92). just graduated from Minnesota (NCAA). She has played there for the last four years.
As mentioned above Riche is just out of the college and it will be her first season in pro basketball.
She received All-Big Ten Honorable Mention award back in 2013 at her college time.
Riche was a member of Canadian U18 National Team in 2010.
The scouts decsribe her following way: Micaella is a powerful post player and pretty crafty inside. She can finish well with both hands and has great moves inside the key. She has a range out to 17ft and loves to run the floor in transition. She is a great passer and a very coachable player.

Panathlitikos SF Sykeon roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nafsika Stavridou
Chrysoula Kilazidou
Eleni Syra
Evaggelia Nastou
Maria Tselebi

Forwards:
Micaella Riche
Eugenia Glezaki

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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  CROATIA  


Ivana Blazevic moves from Palermo to Udine - by Zeljko Zule

Croatian national team member Ivana Blazevic (184-F-93) joined Italian Serie A2 side Colpo Udine for the 2017-18 season. Blazevic arrives from Palermo, where she averaged 12.2 points, 9.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.4 blocks in 23 Serie A2 games last season.
Blazevic grew up with Zadar and has already played for Novi Zagreb, Gospic, Pula and Kvarner in her native Croatia plus Play Off Happy, with whom she won Bosnian Championship title. She was a member of U16 and U18 Croatian national team and won silver medal at the U16 Eurobasket Division B played in Estonia in 2009 and gold medal at the U18 Eurobasket Division B played in Hungary in 2011.



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  CYPRUS  


Cypriot U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Eleni Pilakouta
Pilakouta
Andriani Kyprianou
Kyprianou
Varvara Efstathiou
Efstathiou
Andriana Kasapi
Kasapi
Panagiota Kyriakou
Kyriakou
#e#5
4Panagiota Kyriakou 170-PG-03
5Eleni Pilakouta 192-C-00 ENAD Cyprus
6Natalia Ioannou 170-SG-00
7Andriani Kyprianou 168-PG-00
8Angeliki Konomi 168-SG-00
9Varvara Efstathiou 170-SF-01 APOP Paphou Cyprus
10Rebecca Christodoulou 170-SG-02
11Despina Papaioannou 180-PF-99
12Andriana Kasapi 175-G-00 Zinonas Cyprus
13Kyriaki Taylor 190-C-00 ENAD Cyprus
14Ioanna Kyprianou 160-PG-03
15Panagiota Themistokleous 185-PF-00 APOP Paphou Cyprus

Michael Matsentides Head Coach Keravnos Cyprus
Alexandros Lekisvili Assistant



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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  


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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  GREECE  


Micaella Riche agreed terms with Panathlitikos - by Eurobasket News

Panathlitikos SF Sykeon (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old Canadian forward Micaella Riche (188-92). just graduated from Minnesota (NCAA). She has played there for the last four years.
As mentioned above Riche is just out of the college and it will be her first season in pro basketball.
She received All-Big Ten Honorable Mention award back in 2013 at her college time.
Riche was a member of Canadian U18 National Team in 2010.
The scouts decsribe her following way: Micaella is a powerful post player and pretty crafty inside. She can finish well with both hands and has great moves inside the key. She has a range out to 17ft and loves to run the floor in transition. She is a great passer and a very coachable player.

Panathlitikos SF Sykeon roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nafsika Stavridou
Chrysoula Kilazidou
Eleni Syra
Evaggelia Nastou
Maria Tselebi

Forwards:
Micaella Riche
Eugenia Glezaki

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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  ITALY  


Ferretti re-signs at Palermo - by Eurobasket News

Maddalena Vision Palermo (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 24-year old point guard Elettra Ferretti (175-93). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 24 Serie A2 games she had 7.3ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.0apg and 2.7spg last season.
Ferretti played in the final of Italian A2 Group B in 2014.
She represented Italy at the European Championships U16 in Naples (Italy) eight years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 6.3ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.3spg, FGP: 35.5%, 3PT: 31.8%, FT: 63.6%.
Ferretti has played previously for five other teams: Napoli BK Women, Pall.Pozzuoli, College Italia, Napoli and Battipaglia.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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La Spezia adds Stoichkova to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Carispezia La Spezia (Serie A1) added to their roster 18-year old Bulgarian power forward Katrin Stoichkova (182-99). She played last season at Defensor Viterbo in the Serie A2. In 21 games she recorded 3.9ppg and 2.6rpg.
Stoichkova represented Bulgaria at the European Championships U16 Division B in Ohrid-Struga (FYR Macedonia) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 8 games: 3.8ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.1apg, 1.9spg.

Carispezia La Spezia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Elisa Templari
Sara Innocenzi
Marherita Corradino

Forwards:
Marina Dzinic
Elisabetta Linguaglossa
Laura Reani
Maria Giuseppone

Center:
Katrin Stoichkova

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  KENYA  


KPA trounce Equity to remain unbeaten - by Eurobasket News

KENYA Ports Authority (KPA) women's side continued with their sparkling form when they beat Equity Bank 61-55 at Makande Welfare hall to keep their Premier League unbeaten run intact. The dock women took a 14-12 margin in the opening quarter and were up 14-10 in the second. After the breather, they hanged on 17-13 before Equity ran away with the deciding quarter 20-16. National team forward, Yvonne Akinyi (187-F/C-88) led the scoring chart with 14 points while Seline Okumu hit 12. The bankers had 10 from the ever dangerous Hilda Indfasi as Susan Akinyi chipped in with nine.
Courtesy of: the-star.co.ke



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  LEBANON  


Moukaddem re-signs at Al Riyadi - by Eurobasket News

Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Division I) confirmed in their roster Lama Moukaddem. She has played there for the last six seasons. She helped them to win the cup and make to league final.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  RWANDA  


IPRC-South advance into League Finals - by Eurobasket News

Meanwhile in the ladies' fray, IPRC-South were the first team to advance to the finals after knocking out defending champions Ubumwe. On Sunday, they defeated them 61-53 to advance on a 2-0 aggregate following a 65-51 win in game one while league champions APR were stunned by The Hoops in game two defeating them 61-48 to force a third decisive game scheduled for today at Amahoro indoor stadium. In game one, APR had beat them by 61-56.
Courtesy of: newtimes.co.rw



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  SERBIA  


Zaklina Jankovic agreed terms with Partizan - by Eurobasket News

ZKK Partizan 1953 Beograd (1 ZLS) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old power forward Zaklina Jankovic (190-94, agency: BeoBasket) from ZKK Swisslion Vrsac. In two 1 ZLS games she recorded 5.0ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.0spg last season. Jankovic also played that season for ZKK Kraljevo where in 15 games she averaged 5.2ppg and 4.9rpg. She also played 4 games in WABA where she had 3.0ppg and 3.8rpg.
Among other achievements Jankovic's team made it to the League Semifinals in 2016. She received also Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention award in 2015.
Jankovic represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 for Women in Udine (Italy) three years ago. Her team got to the Semifinals and her stats at that event were 5 games: 3.6ppg, 1.2rpg.
Jankovic has played previously for two other teams: Radivoj Korac and ZKK Proleter 023 Zrenjanin.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @jam_synerging)

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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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  SPAIN  


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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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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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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  WABA  


2017-18 schedule - by Zeljko Zule

A total of 11 teams from six countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Serbia) were drawn for the 2017-18 BTravel WABA League. The last spot could be filled by Turkish side Istanbul Universitesi.

Group A: 1 Beroe (BUL), 2 Buducnost Bemax (MNE), 3 Crvena zvezda (SER), 4 Play Off Ultra (BOS), 5 Istanbul Universitesi (TUR), 6 Tresnjevka 2009 (CRO).
Group B: 1 Montana 2003 (BUL), 2 Cinkarna Celje (SLO), 3 Partizan 1953 (SER), 4 Medvescak (CRO), 5 Ragusa (CRO), 6 Kraljevo (SER)

Group A:
R1 (04/10) - R6 (22/11): Beroe-Tresnjevka 2009, *Buducnost Bemax-Istanbul Universitesi, Crvena zvezda-Play Off Ultra.
R2 (11/10) - R7 (29/11): Tresnjevka 2009-Play Off Ultra, *Istanbul Universitesi-Crvena zvezda, Beroe-Buducnost Bemax.
R3 (18/10) - R8 (06/12): Buducnost Bemax-Tresnjevka 2009, Crvena zvezda-Beroe, *Play Off Ultra-Istanbul Universitesi.
R4 (25/10) - R9 (13/12): *Tresnjevka 2009-Istanbul Universitesi, Beroe-Play Off Ultra, Buducnost Bemax-Crvena zvezda.
R5 (01/11) - R10 (20/12): Crvena zvezda-Tresnjevka 2009, Play Off Ultra-Buducnost Bemax, *Istanbul Universitesi-Beroe.

Group B:
R1 (04/10) - R6 (22/11): Montana 2003-Kraljevo, Cinkarna Celje-Ragusa, Partizan 1953-Medvescak.
R2 (11/10) - R7 (29/11): Kraljevo-Medvescak, Ragusa-Partizan 1953, Montana 2003-Cinkarna Celje.
R3 (18/10) - R8 (06/12): Cinkarna Celje-Kraljevo, Partizan 1953-Montana 2003, Medvescak-Ragusa.
R4 (25/10) - R9 (13/12): Kraljevo-Ragusa, Montana 2003-Medvescak, Cinkarna Celje-Partizan 1953.
R5 (01/11) - R10 (20/12): Partizan 1953-Kraljevo, Medvescak-Cinkarna Celje, Ragusa-Montana 2003.

*Istanbul Universitesi were conditionally drawn.