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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.



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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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



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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





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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



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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  


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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  BALKAN 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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Montenegro



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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Montenegro



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  BALTIC LEAGUE  


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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Latvia



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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Turkey



CB Canarias keep White for another season - by Eurobasket News

Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (Liga Endesa) re-signed experienced 36-year old American point guard Davin White (185-88kg-81, college: CS Northridge). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 35 Liga Endesa games he recorded 9.9ppg, 1.3rpg and 4.3apg last season. White also played 19 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 9.2ppg, 1.3rpg and 3.9apg. He helped them to win the Basketball Champions League championship (twice).
In 2008 (three years after he left the college) Reno Bighorns selected him as 0th overall pick in D-League draft.
The former Cal State - Northridge star
He graduated his college in 2005 andis in his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Guard of the Year award back in 2013.
White is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to ten different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). White has played previously professionally in Bulgaria (Lukoil Academic Sofia), Canada, Israel (Maccabi Rishon), Mexico (Halcones UV Xalapa, Dorados and Halc.Cordoba), Serbia (Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac), NBA (Phoenix Suns), Germany (Phoenix Hagen), NBA G League (Texas Legends) and D-League (Springfield A.).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at CB Canarias.
White's game is described as: A deadly sharpshooter from 3pt range. Has NBA 3pt range and extends any defense because of it. Always been labeled as a scorer and outside threat. Also has great passing ability. A very good athlete he plays the thinking man's game against opponents. If he is left open he will kill opponents with his ability to drain the long ball. Very comfortable moving over to the shooting guard spot when needed and has showed tremendous court vision. Is a very vocal on court leader and will spur his teamates on and take the role of leader naturally. Will not back down from any challenge or player and is an amazing competitor on the court. Great defender on or off the ball and always is in the right place at the right time. Strong with the pick and roll and utilizes this weapon amazingly. He can absolutely kill teams with his ability to read and make decisions off the pick and roll.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



Berisha is back at Sigal Prishtina - by Eurobasket News

Sigal Prishtina (SuperLeague) signed 29-year old Polish ex-international shooting guard Dardan Berisha (191-88). It is actually his comeback to Prishtina as he has played here before. Berisha is a dual citizen owning also Kosovan passport. He played last season at JuveCaserta in Italian Serie A. In 11 games he had 10.6ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg. Berisha also played that season for Polfarmex in Polish TBL where in 14 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.9ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Berisha was voted Eurobasket.com All-Balkan League Player of the Year in 2015.
He was also a member of Polish international program for some years. Berisha played for Polish Senior National Team between 2010 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team in 2008.
He represented Poland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 14.7ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.5apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 52.4%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 87.5%.
Berisha is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Croatia (Cibona), Spain (Caceres_Basket and Trujillo), Poland (Anwil, Asseco and KK Warszawa) and Kosovo (Peja and Kosovo Selected Team).
Berisha could be described: Exposive payer with a great scoring abilities, plays hard on both ends of the court. Great one on one player that can score with along 3 or penetrate and finish strong. Agreasive defender that can guard either guard position. Will develop in to a top level player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Kosovo



Gerald Robinson (ex ALBA) signs at Monaco - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

AS Monaco Basket (ProA) landed 28-year old American point guard Gerald Robinson (185-82kg-89, college: Georgia). He played most recently at ALBA Berlin in German BBL league. In 10 games he averaged 11.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.8apg and 1.5spg last season. Robinson also played that season for Petrochimi (Superleague) in Iran where in 17 games he was third best scorer with impressive 20.9ppg and recorded 4.1rpg, 4.3apg (top 2) and 1.8spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Asia-Basket.com Iranian Superleague All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
Robinson has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Robinson experienced life in four different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Robinson has played previously professionally in Belgium (Leuven Bears), Israel (Galil Gilboa), Latvia (VEF Riga) and France (JSF Nanterre).
He attended University of Georgia until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

AS Monaco Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dru Joyce
Gerald Robinson
Billy Ouattara
Aaron Craft

Forwards:
Amara Sy
Jordan Aboudou

Centers:
Elmedin Kikanovic
Bangaly Fofana

Coach: Zvezdan Mitrovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in France



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  BOSNIA  


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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  BRAZIL  


Arthur Pecos joins Flamengo - by Eurobasket News

Clube de Regatas do Flamengo (NBB) agreed terms with 22-year old point guard Arthur Pecos (183-95) from Paulistano. Pecos has played there for the last four years. In 46 NBB games he had 9.9ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.9apg and 1.0spg last season. Pecos helped them to make it to the final. Quite impressive season as he was selected Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian League Sixth Player of the Year.
He represented Brazil at the World Championships U19 in Prague (Czech Republic) four years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 6.9ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.0apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 70.0%.
Pecos has played previously for Palmeiras.

Clube de Regatas do Flamengo roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ronald Ramon
David Cubillan
Humberto Gomes
Arthur Pecos

Forwards:
Olivinha Rodriguez
Marquinhos Vieira
Danilo Monteiro
Andre Luis
Lucas Aprigio

Centers:
Joao_Paulo Lopez
Joao Dos_Santos

Coach: Jose Neto

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Brazil



Isaac Goncalves agreed terms with Bauru - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Paschoalotto/Bauru (NBB) inked 27-year old small forward Isaac Goncalves (196-90) from Franca. In 13 NBB games he recorded 8.5ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg last season.
Among other achievements Goncalves' team made it to the Paulista League Semifinals in 2016. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Paulista League Newcomer of the Year award back in 2011.
Goncalves represented Brazil at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
He has played previously for four other teams: Winner/Limeira, Brasilia, Espirito Santo and Jacarei.

Paschoalotto/Bauru roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alex Garcia
Kendall Anthony

Forward:
Isaac Goncalves

Center:
Shilton Santos

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Brazil



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  CHINA  


Jonathan Gibson to sign at Qingdao - by Eurobasket News

Qingdao Eagles (CBA) to tab 30-year old American point guard Jonathan Gibson (188-84kg-87, college: New Mexico State) who plays at Anhui Wenyi in n NBL. It will actually be his comeback to Eagles as he has played here before. In three NBL games he averaged impressive 44.7ppg, 5.3rpg, 5.7apg and 3.3spg last season. The last season Gibson played at the Mavericks in NBA where in 16 games he had 6.6ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.7apg.
Among other achievements Gibson won Iranian Superleague championship title in 2014. He received also Asia-Basket.com All-Iranian Superleague Import Player of the Year award back in 2014.
Gibson is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in five different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Gibson has played previously professionally also in Israel (Ironi Ashkelon), Italy (Enel Brindisi), Turkey (Trabzonspor and Oyak Renault) and Iran (Petrochimi).
He attended New Mexico State until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Gibson's outlook: Perhaps the best 3d year American pro in Europe, Gibson is a candidate to lead any league in scoring he plays in. Lightning quick off the dribble, and with a quick release from three, he is virtually unguardable with the ball in his hands.

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





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  COLOMBIA  


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)



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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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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 


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)



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2017 Las Vegas ESL Rosters! - by ESL News

Friday July 7th, 2017 Schedule:

9:00 am to 11:00 am: Practice for teams coached by Todd Triplett and Martin Knezevic

11:00 am to 1:00 pm: Practice for teams coached by Matthew Otten and Vincent Van Sliedregt

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm: Practice for teams coached by Thomas Roijakkers and Allen Mkrtychyan

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Practice for teams coached by Daniel Sokolovsky and John Bynum

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm: Practice for teams coached by Richard Glesmann

Saturday July 8th, 2017 Schedule:

The double elimination tournament will start at 9:00 am and continue throughout the day until 6 pm. Games will start at the beginning of each hour (i.e. 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, etc).

Each Team's 1st Game (future games TBD by wins/losses)

9:00 AM: Cleveland v Washington, Boston v Atlanta

10:00 AM: Minnesota v Dallas, Golden State v Utah

11:00 AM: Chicago v Toronto, Milwaukee v Detroit

12:00 PM: LA Lakers v Houston, Oklahoma City v Memphis

SAN ANTONIO AND PHILADELPHIA HAVE FIRST ROUND BYES.

Sunday July 9th, 2017

The double elimination tournament will continue at 9:00 am and continue throughout the day. The Eastern Conference and Western Conference Championship games will start at 3:30 PM. The Championship Game will take place at 5:30 PM.

Todd Triplett's Rosters

Eastern ConferencePos HT Last TeamWestern ConferencePosHTLast Team
Atlanta Dallas
Frankie JohnsonG57Evergreen StateQuinn WilliamsG58Joliet CC
Manny WelchG60Pitt-BradfordAngelo AdonG61
Daniel Webster
Kevin DukesG61SUNOTajai JohnsonG62Clark Atlanta
Mack JohnsonG63Sioux FallsJordan RutherfordGF67St. Gregory's
Chris JohnsonG65PierceRyan CaldwellGF64SUNY ESF
Cameron GypsynG66Leeds (England)Tele AdenihunF65Rhema
Daniel MulambaF69LangstonMichael Dison (175-PG-93, college: Montana St.)G510Bim Bum Rende (Italy)
Austin GlaweF64Central (IA)Kris BellF610Fort Valley State
Zach MarburyG63Rhode IslandKorval McElroyG
63
North Greenville

Martin Knezevic's Rosters

Eastern ConferencePos HT Last TeamWestern ConferencePosHTLast Team
Boston Golden State
Lorenzo GonzalezG59Univ of DallasDavis ZonneG61SK Barons (Latvia)
Carl DavisG60Sunbury (Australia)Nehemiah JonesGF61Reinhardt
Sam NattG61UnionKohl MeyerG63Puget Sound
Josh MayberryG63Dominican ILJosh MajorG64SUNO
Joel ThomasGF65Pensacola ChristianEddie La TorreF66Bethesda
Maurice TaylorF67NiagaraDemetris MorantF69Florida Gulf Coast
John HollemanF68Virginia StateFrank SchettinoG511Staten Island
Martarrace BrockG64UnionEd CaldwellGF
65
Bacone




Jamelle TolliverG63Holland

Matthew Otten's Rosters

Eastern ConferencePos HT Last TeamWestern ConferencePosHTLast Team
Chicago Oklahoma City
Jeremy HinesG62Our Lady of the LakeDulani RobinsonG59Texas Southern
Joey BennettG64CS StanislausJermaine RussellG61Mesabi Range
Keenan SmithG
60
East-West Univ
Jullian PowerG62Oregon State
Hakim ArnoldG63La VerneCJ ParkerGF65Mount Mercy
Josh PalmerF67DruryAdebayo BabalolaG64Morningside
Justin BallF69PrincipiaThomas SimienF66Multnomah
Christian DowneyG510VictoryEdson AvilaF610Georgetown KY
Jarrod SheffieldG510GracePaul Nikoloff-KingG62Waverly (Australia)
Caleb MackG
64Huddinge (Sweden)
Marshall WebbG63Washington War.

Vincent Van Sliedregt's Rosters

Eastern ConferencePos HT Last TeamWestern ConferencePosHTLast Team
Milwaukee LA Lakers
Kiel LewisG61Ave MariaRay SansomG61Lamar
Shane SmithG63GreenvilleJimmy ScrogginsG62Mumbai (India)
Sean BurrellF67SUNOTrenton RichardsonGF
66Saint Mary KS
Dylan CraneG65Washington War.Jalen RichardG64
CS East Bay
Tevis RobinsonF65Johnson Wales FLJoey PuddisterG60
Nipissing
Eric LindseyG
63
Washington Adventist
Evan ZabriskiF66Allegheny
Demetrius LambrightG510LasellAndrew FishlerF71Mercer
Lance CrawfordG511UMASS LowellMatt BantonG511Franklin Pierce








Thomas Roijakkers' Rosters

Eastern ConferencePos HT Last TeamWestern ConferencePosHTLast Team
Cleveland Utah
Tyrus FleetwoodG62Washington AdventistIsaiah CooperG60Los Angeles Valley
Terrence DurhamG63Tennessee MartinRico OverallG60Lee
Victor JonesG64Culver StocktonMiles RobinsonG60Indiana Tech
Torin Childs-HarrisG64Morgan StateHenry MooreG62
Jackson State
Lance StokesF67ChattanoogaElliott MeredithGF65Washington Adventist
Michael WhiteF68Mexico/SingaporeCorey HammellF
66Alaska Anchorage
Johnny CookseyG511York NEQuayshaun BassG
62Jackson State
Tre HoweG511York NEJarion HenryF
610
CS San Bernardino
Vincent RollandF69Las Vegas Jokers



Allen Mkrtychyan's Rosters

Eastern ConferencePos HT Last TeamWestern ConferencePosHTLast Team
Toronto Houston
Hanif CarterG60Long Beach ShoremanMichael HarmonG511
Northeastern State
Christian GravesG62MaloneXavier ColbertG62Lyndon State
Xavier YoungGF64TougalooKeith PorterG64CCSU
Jordan PoydrasG63
Utah Valley
Earl PetersonG63Loyola Chicago
Richard FreemanF68
Pikeville
Emeche WellsGF64Southwestern Oklahoma
Marcus BryceF610
Westminster UT
Alex SmithF68Bethesda
Dante RobinsonGF64
Holy Names
Henry UwadiaeF70Dominican CA
Guy JohnsonG510Adams StateBrandon RobinsonG511Finlandia




John Bynum's Rosters

Eastern ConferencePos HT Last TeamWestern ConferencePosHTLast Team
Detroit Memphis
Christian SullivanG55HCCJulian ThomasF
66
Frank Phillips
Shy McClellandG60Arizona ChristianGabriel OntiverosG60Mt. San Antonio
Josh WhiteG61SIU EdwardsvilleEJ McWoodsG61John Brown
Cedric IsomG62Iceland/AngolaChase LawsonG63Wheeling Jesuit
Kevin HendersonG64St. Martin'sMichael WalkerG64St. Thomas
David StraughterGF65Montana State NorthernD'ante Russell-HallGF66SUNO
Rob WaltersF67CS StanislausEJ RuckerG511Williams Baptist
Zach GordonF68Cal PolyMacam MacamF611UT Martin








Daniel Sokolovsky's Rosters

Eastern ConferencePos HT Last TeamWestern ConferencePosHTLast Team
Washington Minnesota
John ReynosoG59Arizona StateMarcus ClarkG60El Camino
KC HarrisonG60Pacific ORMichael WilliamsG61Green River
Tre O'NealG61Nicholls StateShemiye McLendonG63South Florida
Devan BaileyG62
Cheshire (England)JD TisdaleGF65Rogers State
Joshea SingletonG64North Carolina A&TJordan CannonG64Wartburg
Joe BrownF
67
SUNO
Zach CurranF
66
Husson
Jordan StottsF68Moncton (Canada)Jordan OmogbehinF73King
Alex PerezG64UNLVReed MellsG510Ruvo di Puglia (Italy)








Richard Glesmann's Rosters

Eastern ConferencePos HT Last TeamWestern ConferencePosHTLast Team
Philadelphia San Antonio
Maurice AlexanderG61LaneAlec BerrymanG61Loras
Richie LewisG61
Lincoln MOAlex BranG61Chattanooga
Jared BardG63SUNY ESFZack BurnettG62Lynchburg
Wilber EverettG64Haskell IndianTaylor DreyG63Evergreen State
Marquis MarshallGF65AlverniaEli IngramGF64Marygrove
Brandon ScottF66BaconeVamba DonzoF66Texas College
Jordan GoodmanF68Bowie StateLew EvansF69Tennessee
Rashad RayG511TulsaWill AdamsG511Presbyterian





















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Ohayon comes back to Hapoel Jerusalem - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Defending champion Hapoel Jerusalem (Winner League) added to their roster 30-year old international point guard Yogev Ohayon (189-87). It is actually his comeback to Hapoel Jerusalem as he has played here before. Ohayon has played for the last five seasons at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv in the Winner League. In 30 games he recorded 5.3ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.4apg and 1.3spg last season. Ohayon helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. He also played 27 games in Euroleague where he averaged 5.3ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.7apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Ohayon was voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Domestic Player of the Year back in 2012.
He has been also a member of Israeli international program for some years. Ohayon has regularly played for Israeli senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
He also represented Israel at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.7apg, Steals-2 (1.7spg), FGP: 36.8%, 3PT: 38.5%.
Ohayon has played previously professionally also in Russia (Lokomotiv) and Israel (Galil Gilboa and Ironi Nahariya).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A point guard who loves to beat his opponent 1-on-1 and to penetrate; great leaper, lefty, has a bright future.

Hapoel Jerusalem roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Yotam Halperin
Yogev Ohayon
Jerome Dyson

Forwards:
Lior Eliyahu
Tarence Kinsey

Center:
Richard Howell

Coach: Fotis Katsikaris

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Zenit signs Kyle Kuric - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Zenit Saint Petersburg (VTB) signed 28-year old American (has also Slovakian passport) swingman Kyle Kuric (193-88kg-89, college: Louisville). He has played for the last three seasons at Gran Canaria in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 35 games he had 12.0ppg and 2.6rpg last season. Kuric helped them to win the Supercup. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Honorable Mention. Kuric also played 16 games in Eurocup where he recorded very remarkable stats: 15.1ppg and 3.0rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Kuric has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He was voted CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America All-District 2 1st Team back in 2012 at his college time.
Kuric has played also professionally in Spain for Movil Estudiantes.
He attended University of Louisville until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
Kuric could be described: A perimetral player who started his collegiate career as a defensive specialist, but who showed interesting scoring skills out of the screens, personality and clutch mentality.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Luke Sikma (ex Valencia) signs at ALBA Berlin - by Eurobasket News

ALBA Berlin (BBL) landed 28-year old American forward Luke Sikma (203-107kg-89, college: Portland). He has played for the last two years at Valencia Basket in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 43 games he averaged 7.2ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg last season. Sikma helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). He also played 22 games in Eurocup where he had 5.8ppg, 5.1rpg and 2.1apg.
Sikma has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa 3rd Team award in 2015.
Sikma has played also professionally for other Spanish teams like CB Canarias, Burgos, La Palma and CBA Gran Canaria B.
He attended University of Portland until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Sikma's game is described as: An excellent rebounder at the both sides of the court, has a good mid-range shooting ability too. Moves well in the paint, reads the game well and defends hard. Very promising.
Career:
Bellevue, WA
2007-2008: Portland (NCAA): 31 games: 6.1ppg, 7.3rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 53.2%, 3Pts: 32.0%, FT: 62.0%
2008-2009: Portland (NCAA): 32 games: 6.1ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 51.3%, FT: 59.6%
2009-2010: Portland (NCAA, starting five): 32 games: 7.9ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.8apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 56.3%, FT: 75.0%
2010-2011: Portland (NCAA, starting five): 32 games: 12.9ppg, 10.5rpg, 2.6apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 52.6%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 77.6%
2011: Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (Pre-NBA Draft): 3 games: 8.3ppg, Reb-3 (9.0rpg), 1.7apg, 1.0spg
2011-2012: U.B. La Palma (Spain-LEB Gold, starting five): 37 games: 11.9ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.8apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 61.6%, FT: 67.0%
2012 July: NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas (Minnesota Timberwolves): 4 games: 4.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.3apg
2012-2013: Autocid Ford Burgos (Spain-LEB Gold, starting five): 25 games: 10.2ppg, Reb-3 (8.1rpg), 1.3apg, Steals-1 (1.9spg), FGP: 60.1%, FT: 73.2%
2013 July: NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas (Minnesota Timberwolves): 6 games: 3.2ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.2apg
2013-2014: C.B. Canarias (Spain-1 Div., starting five), in Oct.'13 signed at CB Canarias Tenerife (Spain-Liga Endesa, starting five): 34 games: 9.9ppg, Reb-4 (7.0rpg), 2.0apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 59.7%, 3PT: 18.2%, FT: 65.2%
2014-2015: Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (Spain-Liga Endesa, starting five): 34 games: 11.4ppg, 6.6rpg, 2.3apg, Steals-1 (1.9spg), FGP: 55.8%, 3PT: 39.3%, FT: 57.9%, left in Jun.'15
2015-2016: Valencia Basket (Spain-Liga Endesa, starting five): 32 games: 6.8ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.7apg, FGP: 46.7%, 3PT-1 (54.5%), FT: 74.0%; Eurocup: 16 games: 5.8ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.2apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 56.6%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 61.8%
2016-2017: Valencia Basket (Spain-Liga Endesa, starting five): 43 games: 7.2ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.0apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 63.2%, 3PT: 32.1%, FT: 74.6%; Eurocup: 22 games: 5.8ppg, 5.1rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 30.3%, FT: 73.3%
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ALBA Berlin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Niels Giffey
Akeem Vargas
Joshiko Saibou

Forwards:
Luke Sikma
Tim Schneider

Coach: Garcia Aito Reneses

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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;.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Fenerbahce keeps Datome for another season - by Eurobasket News

Fenerbahce Istanbul (BSL) re-signed 30-year old Italian international forward Luigi Datome (203-98kg-87). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 31 BSL games he recorded 8.9ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.9apg last season. Datome helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Datome also played 33 games in Euroleague where he averaged 9.2ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.1apg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Europe 2nd Team award in 2016.
Datome has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2007 and previously for U20 National Team between 2004 and 2007.
Datome also represented Italy at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 2 games: 7.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.0apg.
Datome has played also professionally in NBA (Boston Celtics and Detroit Pistons), Italy (Roma Virtus, Mens Sana 1871 Siena, Scafati and Olbia Basket) and NBA G League (Grand Rapids Drive).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Has a strong body, and is fundamentally sound; plays the 4 and the 3 position, can score from the distance and inside, thanks to good low post moves; passes the ball well, knows how to rebound, has great leadership; has also great playing experience, becoming a member of the senior team in Italian B2 at only 15.
He's quickly and succesfully adapting to perimeter positions (2 and 3) thanks to his immense talent and good fundamentals;
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Fenerbahce Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sinan Guler
Bobby Dixon
Melih Mahmutoglu
Konstantinos Sloukas

Forwards:
Luigi Datome
Baris Hersek
Nikola Kalinic

Center:
Ahmet Duverioglu

Coach: Zeljko Obradovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Diot re-signs at Valencia - by Eurobasket News

Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) confirmed in their roster 28-year old French international point guard Antoine Diot (193-89). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 38 Liga Endesa games he had 8.1ppg, 2.1rpg, 4.1apg and 1.2spg last season. Diot helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). He also played 14 games in Eurocup where he recorded 8.7ppg, 1.6rpg, 4.4apg and 1.6spg. Diot was voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Honorable Mention in 2017.
He has been also a member of French international program for some years. Diot has regularly played for French senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
He represented France at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 4.8ppg.
Diot has played also professionally for other French teams like Paris Levallois, Le Mans, Strasbourg IG, CFBB and JL Bourg.
He could be described: French point guard with top prospect for the future. He is born leader as he played many times with much older players and was leading them without any problem. He is a true leader and organizer the brains of the team. Diot is a scoring PG and has a really nice looking shot, which he can take under defensive pressure. His range is fine; he can nail three-pointers also from far behind the three-point line. He is not a real shooter, he takes his shoots not after running through a lot screens, but he creates his own shot. Due to his nice athleticism and speed, he can also create for his teammates, and he sees them very well for dishing out the nice assist to them. He can be developed as a really nice and most wanted point guard in the European courts.

Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Antoine Diot
Guillem Vives

Forwards:
Aaron Doornekamp
Fernando San_Emeterio
Bojan Dubljevic
Alberto Abalde

Center:
Tryggvi Hlinason

Coach: Jesus Vidorreta

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tarczewski to stay at EA7 Armani - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) confirmed in their roster 24-year old American center Kaleb Tarczewski (213-111kg-93, college: Arizona). He played there last season. In 15 Serie A games he had 6.7ppg and 5.1rpg. Tarczewski helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals. He also played that season for another team OKC Blue in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen where in 43 games he recorded 10.0ppg and 7.3rpg.
Tarczewski has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He was voted Pac-12 All-Defensive Team in 2016 at his college time.
Tarczewski also represented USA at the Panamerican Games in Toronto (Canada) two years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 5 games: 6.6ppg, 6.0rpg, FGP: 54.5%, FT: 69.2%.
Tarczewski has played also professionally in NBA (Oklahoma City Thunder).
He attended University of Arizona until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Anadolu Efes may sign Jordan Theodore - by Eurobasket News

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) is close to sign 28-year old American point guard Jordan Theodore (182-79kg-89, college: Seton Hall) who played last time at Banvit Basketbol Kulubu. In 31 BSL games he was third best scorer with impressive 18.4ppg and averaged 3.7rpg, 7.2apg (leader !!!) and 1.2spg last season. He helped them to win the cup. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Import Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and named to 1st Team. Theodore also played 19 games in Basketball Champions League where he had very remarkable stats: 16.2ppg, 4.1rpg, 7.5apg and 1.2spg. He contributed to his team making it to the final. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Guard of the Year.
The previous (15-16) season Theodore played at Deutsche Bank Skyliners in German BBL. In 37 games he recorded 14.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.7apg and 1.5spg. Theodore contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Newcomer of the Year, named to 3rd Team and named to All-Newcomers Team. Theodore also played 18 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 14.4ppg, 3.4rpg, 4.6apg and 1.7spg. He contributed to his team winning the Cup. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
Theodore is quite experienced player. He has played in four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Theodore has played previously professionally also in France (JL Bourg), Puerto Rico (Mets), Dominican Republic (Huracanes del Atlantico) and Turkey (Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye and Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi).
He attended Seton Hall University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
Theodore could be described: a quick athletic high energy scoring PG who is a great penetrator and finisher at the basket. Shoots a high percentage from FG and FT and quickly developing into a good 3 point shooter. Tremendous pressure defender who is a disruptive on and off the ball defensive force.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Forwards:
Derrick Brown
Brock Motum
Ricky Ledo

Center:
Bryant Dunston

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Brose Baskets officially bring in Daniel Hackett - by Eurobasket News

Brose Baskets Bamberg (BBL) announced signing of 30-year old Italian international guard Daniel Hackett (199-G-87, college: USC). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Hackett played most recently at Olympiacos in Greek A1 league, but left the team in Dec.'16. In 9 games he had 3.8ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.9apg last season. Hackett also played 11 games in Euroleague where he recorded 5.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.6apg. He won Greek League championship title. Hackett was voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League 3rd Team in 2016.
He has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. Hackett has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2007.
He represented Italy at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 3.0ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.8apg.
Hackett has played also professionally for other Italian teams like Armani Milano, Benetton Treviso, VL Pesaro and Mens Sana 1871 Siena.
He attended University of Southern California until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.
Hackett could be described: A very promising perimeter player, who has great passing skills and court vision, very mature for his age; He's not a great athlete, but is yet a very good scorer, who can create his own shot and score in clutch moments;.



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Division C. Review of Day 2 in Nicosia - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Cyprus - Norway 54-69
Norway overcame Cyprus to stay perfect in Nicosia. Mikal Gjerde (195-G-00) came up with 19 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Scandinavian team. Norway posted a 31:25 halftime lead. They went on a 20:10 rally in the third term to clear off for good. Nicolas Bieber (181-G-99) tossed in 11 points for the winners. Avgoustinos Sofroniou (194-SF-99) responded with 12 points and 6 rebounds for Cyprus.

Kosovo - Armenia 72-54
Kosovo outgunned Armenia to gain the opening victory in Group A. Dino Herc (190-G-99) and Gazzali Makasqi (188-PG-00) stepped up with 12 points each to lead the winners. Kosovo recorded a 32:19 halftime lead. Armenia narrowed the gap at 7 points heading into the fourth term. But Kosovo used a strong 22:12 run in the final period to seal the win. Dardan Kapiti (204-F/C-00) and Deniz Simnica (186-G-00) accounted for 10 points each for the winners. Georgi Podkolzin (200-PG-99) responded with 19 points and 7 rebounds for Armenia.

Group B
Malta - Gibraltar 82-66
Malta overcame Gibraltar for the second win in a row in Nicosia. Kurt Cassar (209-C-99) came up with 31 points and 23 boards for the winners. Gibraltar posted an 18:12 lead ten minutes into the game. Malta denied the deficit in the second term. They eked out a 35:34 halftime lead. Malta burst out with a 26:10 rally in the fourth frame to seal the win. Nicholas Formosa (173-PG-00) delivered 19 points for the winners. Alejandro Garcia (186-G-01) responded with 28 points and 12 rebounds for Gibraltar.

Moldova - San Marino 92-78
Moldova registered the second consecutive victory in Nicosia. They beat San Marino to stay on top of Group B. Victor Legosin (200-F-00) stepped up with 22 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Moldova recorded a 42:36 halftime lead. They went on a 26:16 rally in the third term to clear off to a 16-point distance. San Marino dropped 26 points in the fourth term but could not avoid the loss. Nicolae Grubii (178-PG-00) had 16 points in the victory. Giovanni Ugolini (182-F-99) responded with 21 points and 7 rebounds for San Marino.




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Former NBA Coach Jeff Van Gundy Named USA Head Coach For AmeriCup 2017 And World Cup Qualifying Teams - by Eurobasket News

Former NBA head coach Jeff van Gundy has been selected head coach of the USA Basketball men's national teams that will compete in the FIBA AmeriCup 2017 (formerly known as the FIBA Americas Championship) and the FIBA World Cup Qualifying games. Additionally, current NBA G League Northern Arizona Suns head mentor Tyrone Ellis and veteran international coach Morris McHone were named assistant coaches for the USA AmericCup Team. 'USA Basketball is excited and appreciative that coach Van Gundy is willing to undertake this challenge and help lead the United States in these competitions,' said Jerry Colangelo , USA Basketball Men's National Team managing director. 'Qualifying for the 2019 FIBA World Cup is the first step in our attempt to repeat as gold medalist, and we're delighted that we were able to secure a coach of Jeff's caliber to lead these USA teams.' Van Gundy will lead USA teams at the August 25-Sept. 3 FIBA AmeriCup 2017 and in the first four windows between November 2017 and September 2018 of the FIBA World Cup Qualifying games. USA assistant coaches for the World Cup Qualifying games will be announced at a later date. Players selected to represent the USA in the FIBA AmeriCup 2017 and the World Cup Qualifying games are expected to primarily be from the NBA G League. 'I'm absolutely honored and humbled to be able to represent my country and USA Basketball in this summer's AmeriCup and the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers,' said Van Gundy. 'I have a lot to learn about FIBA basketball and our competition and I can't wait to get started. I want to thank Jerry Colangelo , Gregg Popovich and ESPN for allowing me this opportunity.' Van Gundy boasts of 18 seasons of NBA coaching experience, including 11 seasons as head coach of the New York Knicks (1996-2001) and Houston Rockets (2003-07). As an NBA head coach, he compiled an overall record of 430-318 (.575 winning percentage) and guided teams to nine NBA playoff appearances and one NBA Finals in 1999. He also spent six-and-a-half seasons (1989-90 through 1995-96) as a New York Knicks assistant and during that span, the Knicks won three Atlantic Division titles, never finished lower than third in the division and qualified for the NBA playoffs every year. Van Gundy joined ESPN in 2007 as an NBA analyst and has called 11 NBA Finals, the most Finals ever for a TV game analyst. 'I want to thank my wife and family for their support, and everyone involved for this wonderful opportunity,' said Ellis. 'I feel truly blessed and honored to be a part of USA Basketball. Since the 1992 Dream Team, it has been my lifelong dream to be a part of USA Basketball and now, that dream has come true. I'm extremely fortunate to have an opportunity to learn from Coach Van Gundy and Coach Mo. I had a chance to experience Coach Van Gundy's coaching early in my playing career and I always admired his knowledge, honesty, and attention to detail. Now I have a chance to be his assistant coach and be a part of USA Basketball. I'm living the dream!'
An NBA G League coaching veteran, Ellis brings experience not only as a coach at the professional level, but as a player. Currently the head coach of the Northern Arizona Sun, the Phoenix Suns NBA G League affiliate, Ellis served as an assistant coach with the Tulsa 66ers, Reno Bighorns, Grand Rapids Drive and the Bakersfield Jam. Playing four seasons collegiately at NAIA Southern Nazarene University, Ellis played professional basketball for the Huntsville Flight and played in Germany, Turkey, Italy and Spain. He also had Summer League stints with the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks. 'I am extremely happy and honored to be representing USA Basketball again and also to be working for one of the most successful coaches of all time in Jeff van Gundy along with an up and coming young coach in Tyrone Ellis makes it that much more exciting. I am sure these G-League players will represent the USA honorably,' said McHone.
McHone boasts of coaching experience in the NBA, NBA G League and Continental Basketball Association (CBA). He has also served as head coach of three USA Basketball teams that compiled a 16-8 overall record and won gold at the 1997 Tournament of the Americas, silver at the 1999 Pan American Games and finished fourth at the 2005 FIBA America Championship to earn the USA a qualifying berth into the 2006 FIBA World Championship. McHone won back-to-back CBA championships with different teams, leading the Yakima Sun Kings in 1995 and the Sioux Falls Skyforce in 1996 to CBA titles. He also served as head coach with the San Antonio Spurs for 31 games (11-20) in 1983-84 and was an assistant coach for San Antonio, Cleveland, Los Angeles Clippers and Detroit.
Courtesy of: usab.com




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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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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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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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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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Nobel Boungou-Colo left Khimki - by Eurobasket News

29-year old French forward Nobel Boungou-Colo (202-88, agency: Alti Sport) left BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB). He is a dual citizen owning also Congolese passport. He played there also last season. In 13 Eurocup games he had 8.3ppg and 3.2rpg. Boungou-Colo helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He played there also last season. Boungou-Colo also played 27 games in VTB United League where he recorded 7.3ppg and 3.4rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season Boungou-Colo played at Limoges CSP Elite in French ProA. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 32 ProA games he averaged 13.8ppg, 5.2rpg and 2.8apg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention. Boungou-Colo also played 10 games in Euroleague where he got 8.6ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.0apg and 1.2spg. He also played 7 games in Eurocup where he got 13.7ppg, 4.9rpg and 2.3apg.
Boungou-Colo has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won French ProA championship title in 2015. Boungou-Colo was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Domestic Player of the Year back in 2014. He was a member of French Senior National Team between 2014 and 2015.
Boungou-Colo has played previously for five other French teams: Le Mans, Sluc Nancy, Hyeres-Toulon, ADA Blois and Entente Orleans 45.

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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La Rochelle adds Papiyon to their roster - by Eurobasket News

La Rochelle Rupella 17 (NM2) added to their roster 29-year old forward Philippe Papiyon (202-88) from USV Re Basket.
Papiyon has played previously for five other teams: Toulouges, Poligny, Frontignan, SAP Vaucluse and Lucon.

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Diot re-signs at Valencia - by Eurobasket News

Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) confirmed in their roster 28-year old French international point guard Antoine Diot (193-89). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 38 Liga Endesa games he had 8.1ppg, 2.1rpg, 4.1apg and 1.2spg last season. Diot helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). He also played 14 games in Eurocup where he recorded 8.7ppg, 1.6rpg, 4.4apg and 1.6spg. Diot was voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Honorable Mention in 2017.
He has been also a member of French international program for some years. Diot has regularly played for French senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
He represented France at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 4.8ppg.
Diot has played also professionally for other French teams like Paris Levallois, Le Mans, Strasbourg IG, CFBB and JL Bourg.
He could be described: French point guard with top prospect for the future. He is born leader as he played many times with much older players and was leading them without any problem. He is a true leader and organizer the brains of the team. Diot is a scoring PG and has a really nice looking shot, which he can take under defensive pressure. His range is fine; he can nail three-pointers also from far behind the three-point line. He is not a real shooter, he takes his shoots not after running through a lot screens, but he creates his own shot. Due to his nice athleticism and speed, he can also create for his teammates, and he sees them very well for dishing out the nice assist to them. He can be developed as a really nice and most wanted point guard in the European courts.

Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Antoine Diot
Guillem Vives

Forwards:
Aaron Doornekamp
Fernando San_Emeterio
Bojan Dubljevic
Alberto Abalde

Center:
Tryggvi Hlinason

Coach: Jesus Vidorreta

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Verona inks Mattia Udom - by Eurobasket News

Tezenis Verona (Serie A2) agreed terms with 24-year old Italian forward Mattia Udom (200-98kg-93) from Angelico Biella. In 31 Serie A2 games he had 10.5ppg and 5.4rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the cup final.
The previous (15-16) season Udom played at Mens Sana 1871 Siena (Serie A) where in 35 games he recorded 9.9ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.0apg and 1.2spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Italian SerieA2 All-Star Game.
His team won Italian Supercup in 2014.
He is a dual citizen owning also French passport. Udom was a member of Italian Senior National Team in 2014.
He has played previously for three other teams: Agrigento, Cantini Lorano and Quid CUS Siena.
On Udom: A swingman with immense athletic skills, can play all front court positions. Has good 1vs1 game skills, can defend well on taller opponents. Has yet nice upside.

Tezenis Verona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Matteo Palermo
Phil Greene_IV

Forward:
Mattia Udom

Center:
Marco Maganza

Coach: Luca Dalmonte

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Gerald Robinson (ex ALBA) signs at Monaco - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

AS Monaco Basket (ProA) landed 28-year old American point guard Gerald Robinson (185-82kg-89, college: Georgia). He played most recently at ALBA Berlin in German BBL league. In 10 games he averaged 11.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.8apg and 1.5spg last season. Robinson also played that season for Petrochimi (Superleague) in Iran where in 17 games he was third best scorer with impressive 20.9ppg and recorded 4.1rpg, 4.3apg (top 2) and 1.8spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Asia-Basket.com Iranian Superleague All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
Robinson has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Robinson experienced life in four different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Robinson has played previously professionally in Belgium (Leuven Bears), Israel (Galil Gilboa), Latvia (VEF Riga) and France (JSF Nanterre).
He attended University of Georgia until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

AS Monaco Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dru Joyce
Gerald Robinson
Billy Ouattara
Aaron Craft

Forwards:
Amara Sy
Jordan Aboudou

Centers:
Elmedin Kikanovic
Bangaly Fofana

Coach: Zvezdan Mitrovic

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Gerald Robinson (ex ALBA) signs at Monaco - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

AS Monaco Basket (ProA) landed 28-year old American point guard Gerald Robinson (185-82kg-89, college: Georgia). He played most recently at ALBA Berlin in German BBL league. In 10 games he averaged 11.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.8apg and 1.5spg last season. Robinson also played that season for Petrochimi (Superleague) in Iran where in 17 games he was third best scorer with impressive 20.9ppg and recorded 4.1rpg, 4.3apg (top 2) and 1.8spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Asia-Basket.com Iranian Superleague All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
Robinson has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Robinson experienced life in four different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Robinson has played previously professionally in Belgium (Leuven Bears), Israel (Galil Gilboa), Latvia (VEF Riga) and France (JSF Nanterre).
He attended University of Georgia until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

AS Monaco Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dru Joyce
Gerald Robinson
Billy Ouattara
Aaron Craft

Forwards:
Amara Sy
Jordan Aboudou

Centers:
Elmedin Kikanovic
Bangaly Fofana

Coach: Zvezdan Mitrovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Justin Alston (Romerstrom Gladiators) My Workout With The Boston Celtics Was Unreal - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Justin Alston (203-F-94, college: Boston U.) is a 22 year old 203cm forward from Maryland that will start his professional basketball career in Germany with the Romerstrom Gladiators. He recently completed his career at Boston University (NCAA) where he played from 2012-2017 amassing a total of 114 games and as a senior played 31 games averaging 12.0ppg, 6.0rpg, FGP: 57.1%, FT: 74.7%. He spoke to Eurobasket about basketball.

Justin thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. Where are you at the moment and how is your summer going?

My summer is going great, I have been training everyday and just trying to prepare myself for the next level.


Congrats on signing with German team Romerstrom Gladiators. You signed very early into the summer. What was the deciding factor that chose you to choose this team?

Thank you, and a few deciding factors where the love and support from my family and agent. They were both very influential in my decision. Also by signing early in the summer it gives me a chance to be stress free about where I will be playing.

How was your first time testing the professional waters? Did you have many offers or did you just happen to take the Gladiators offer because it was the most appealing?

It was an awesome experience, my agent really helped me understand what kind of things I should be looking for going into my first season, and the Gladiators were my first and only offer but their presentation and offer was very appealing.

What do you know in general about the German basketball scene? Do you have any friends play here? Ex Boston University standout Jake O Brien played a season in Germany.

I do not know a lot, other than the fact their brand of basketball is very respected and well-known globally. Also Ricky Harris from UMASS actually played in Trier and gave me a lot of advice on the city and style of play.


You played 5 seasons at Boston University instead of the usual four. How important do you feel it was for you being there for an extra year in terms of you maturing as a player and person in the classroom?

Being able to receive my grad year, was one of the best experiences of my life. I had two goals which were to become the best player I could by staying in the gym every day and receiving my masters degree in a year. I was able to complete both of my goals with the help of my friends, coaches, and loving family.


Boston University were one of the top teams in the Patriot league, but there hopes of reaching the NCAA tournament were stopped by Lehigh who beat you 91-88 in double OT. What will you always remember about this game years down the road?

Years down the line I think I will just still remember how disappointed I was not to reach the NCAA tournament, but I will be thankful for the blessings and opportunities that BU has provided for my life.


Earlier in the season you did a good job on the 29th best scorer in the country Tim Kempton Jr while in your last game at Boston University he hit you for 31 points. Does remembering him having a great game like you motivate you to go even harder this summer when you prepare for your rookie season in Germany?

Just as a competitor I want to win the matchups and win the game, but my motivation isn't based of another person. I want to be the best that I can be and that's what motivates me every day.

You're a guy that can score and get rebounds, but how would you exactly describe your game and to what NBA player does it compare to most?

I would describe my game as being an energy guy who will always be going to give you all I have every night and a guy who isn't finished developing his game. I still have a lot more things that I need to improve in but that's the beauty of my game I feel like I am a unfinished project willing to learn and work. An a guy right now in the league who I can compare myself too is Amir Johnson.

You can do many things for a big man, but what do you feel is a hidden strength in your game that doesn't get noticed right away on the court?

I believe my touch and ability to knock down open jump shots sometimes gets unnoticed as well as my ability to pass the ball from out of the post.


You possessed a great instinct to be able to position yourself well around the basket to get the rebound which is an underappreciated asset at the college level. What part of your game do you see yourself making the most impact at the professional level as a rookie?

The part of my game which I see helping me at the next level will probably be my energy and willingness to go after every ball.


It has been a while since you played Kentucky in your third season losing 89-65 and playing against future NBA players like the Harrison brothers, Devin Booker, Karl Anthony Towns, Tyler Ulis, Tyler Lyes and Willy Cauley-Stein. What one of those guys do you remember amazing you the most then on the court?

Devin Booker for sure because going into halftime we were down three points and then in the second half he probably made every three point shot he took.


What kind of a special relationship did you have with Eric Fanning? What will you always remember most about him on the court and off?

Eric Fanning is my brother we fight a lot, we argued a lot but when we both put our heads to one goal we really work well together on and off the court. I always remember his personality and you will not meet to many people like Eric he is one of a kind for sure.

How did head coach Joe Jones groom and prepare you best for a professional career?

Coach Jones is awesome. He is a great guy first before he is a coach to me. He has done so much for me over the years to help in my development as a player and person, I really appreciate him and his family for all their love and support over the years.


You and some other teammates like Eric Fanning have demonstrated that you are not only role models on the court, but off as you strive for Master degree's as you are pursuing project management. How has Boston University shaped you to not only making an impact on the court, but off it?

Boston University has given me the blueprint on how to be successful in life in any field I choose to pursue. BU has provided me with a world class education with a Bachelors in hospitality and business management and a Masters degree in project management.

You recently had a workout with the Boston Celtics. What kind of experience was that for you and what did the club tell you to do to get better and how far is the NBA for a guy like you?


My workout with the Celtics was confirmation that God is always working on your behalf and prayer and hard work pays off. That is an experience which was unreal and something that I will be able to hold with me for the rest of my life. After the workout they told me I really held my own and I should continue working on developing my shot more and being able to handle the ball and I should have a bright future.


Who won a one on one in practice you or Nick Havener?


Me every time but Nick has a very unorthodox game so it's sometimes hard to guard him.


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

Karl-Anthony Towns

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

Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird


If Lebron wins a fourth NBA title, where will he stand at the moment in the never ending debate with the best of all-time?

Lebron is great and has to be recognized when its all said and done he will number two behind MJ.


Where do you rank Kevin Garnett with the best power forwards that ever played the game?

Tim Duncan is the best power forward to ever play the game.

Klay Thompson recently hit 60 points in 29 minutes touching the ball for only 90 seconds. Where does this performance rank with you?

Klay is great shooter and his performance should be recognized but I'm not sure where to rank such a performance when many other's have done great things.


One always talks about Lebron and Curry, but one has to mention Russell Westbrook. He is averaging triple double stats at the moment. Is he stat wise the best player in the world right now?

As of this season he has averaged a triple double in 82 games. No one has ever seen anything like this before.


Is Lonzo Ball the real thing? Do you feel like he will be able to develop further despite the antics of his father on social media?

I believe that Lonzo Ball is a great talent and he and his father are stirring up the pot but sometimes change is what's needed.


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.

I do not think this is a fair assessment because he was trying to do everything possible for his team to be successful and when he was not on the floor his team struggled. Russell Westbrook gets my vote for MVP.

What was the last movie that you saw?

The last movie I saw the new fast and furious movie ' The Fate of the Furious'.

Thanks Justin for the chat.




Jacob Albrecht moves To The ETB Baskets - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Jacob Albrecht (203-SF-95) has made a change in his career and will move from the Baskets Akad.Weser-Ems/Oldenburger TB (ProB) and try his luck with the ETB Wohnbau Baskets. Albrecht is a pretty common name in Germany and also not the only professional basketball name as his brother is Paul Albrecht who last played with the Hebeisen White Wings and also had played with the ETB Baskets in the past. Jacob Albrecht is a 22 year old 205cm forward and last year with the Baskets Akad.Weser-Ems/Oldenburger TB (ProB) played 20 games averaging 2.2ppg, 1.6rpg, played also at TSG Westerstede (Regionalliga) playing 14 games averaging 6.2ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 52.8%, 3PT: 17.6%, FT: 68.8%. "He is a physical player and has a lot ore quality than what he showed in Oldenburg", stressed head coach Igor Krizanovic.

His best scoring game last season was a 8 point effort against Itzehoe in the Pro B. In the Regionalliga with TSG Westerstede, he scored in double figures in three games including a 13 point game against Wusterhausen and two 12 point games against Rendsburg and Achsersleben. "I am looking forward to my new role in Essen. I wish for more minutes, want to help the team better with my goal being more minutes and points that will bring me more self confidence. I just want to show what I am capable of on the floor. ", stressed Jacob Albrecht. He started his basketball career with the JBBL team and then played for the NBBL (U-19) team from 2012-2014. In 2014, he played his first Pro B season with the Baskets Akad.Weser-Ems/Oldenburger TB (ProB) playing 29 games averaging 2.1ppg, 1.3rpg. In 2015-2016, he played 21 games Pro B games averaging 3.6ppg, 2.2rpg. He helped win the 2015 Pro B title.

Source:ETB Wohnbau Baskets







Iserlohn Keep Deion Giddens For Another Season - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro B team Iserlohn have held on to Deion Giddens (206-C-92, college: Cornell). Deion Giddens is a 24 year old 206cm forward that was born in Bitburg, Germany, but also has the American citzenship and played 67 games at Cornell (NCAA) from 2011-2015. He will be going into his third season with Iserlohn. In his first season with Iserlohn he played 26 games avergaing 6.7ppg, 3.0rpg, FGP-1 (70.8%), FT: 61.0%. Last season he played 27 games averaging 3.7ppg, 3.0rpg, Blocks-5 (1.1bpg). Giddens will be playing with a German passport and under the new ruling is a local player thus not being seen as an import player. "We are relieved that we have a great person and player with us. He engages himself far beyond and helps and excites the kids and gives his positive radiation and fun with all that he does. We are happy that he will continue to be a part of the Kangaroo family", stressed manager Michael Dahmen. Last season he scored in double figures twice including a 11 point effort against FC Bayern Munich 2 and a 10 point game against Iserlohn.

Source:Iserlohn




Gerard Gomila Signs With The Baunach Young Pikes - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro A team the Baunach Young Pikes have added Gerard Gomila (196-SF-95) who comes from Gotha. Gomila is a 22 year old 196cm small forward that was born in Barcelona, but also has the German citzenship and learned his basketball trade in Spain and played for Gotha the last two seasons. In his first season in Germany with Gotha he played 35 games avergaing 6.7ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 41.9%, 3PT: 34.0%, FT: 67.4%, played also at BC Erfurt (Germany-Regionalliga) playing 3 games averaging 17.7ppg, 8.0rpg, 3.3apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 55.0%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 100%. Last season for Gotha he played 34 games avergaing 4.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.7apg.

Gomila can play both guard positions as well as the small forward and is happy about taking on a new challenge. "I am coming to Baunach to develop as best as I can. The program here offers optimal conditions that really challenges a player. I am looking forward to the new team and want to play a successful season", stressed Gerard Gomila. Last season the German/Spaniard scored in double figures in two games including a 12 point game against Chemnitz and a 10 point effort against the Uni Baskets Paderborn. Two seasons ago he scored in double figures in eight games including 16 point games against the RheinStars and Vechta and a 14 point game against the ETB Wohnbau Baskets. He started his basketball career with the FIATC Joventut Badalona junior team. He moved to CB Prat Juventud (LEB Silver) n 2013 playing 28 games averaging 2.3ppg, 1.3rpg. In the next season for CB Prat Juventud (LEB Gold) he played 19 games averaging 3.6ppg, 1.8rpg.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been Torneig de Basquet International Junior Tournament "Ciutat de L'Hospitalet" -12, Spanish U17 National Team -12-13, World Championships U17 in Kaunas (Lithuania) -12 (Semifinals): 8 games: 2.8ppg, 2.6rpg, Nike Euroleague Junior Tournament (Unofficial European Clubs Junior Championships) -13 (Winner), Spanish U19 Championships Winner -13 (Finals MVP), Spanish U18 National Team -13
European Championships U18 in Latvia -13 (Bronze): 5 games: 1.6ppg, Spanish 3x3 U18 National Team -13, FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships -13
Spanish LEB Silver Regular Season Runner-Up -14, Spanish LEB Silver Play-Off Winner -14, Spanish LEB Silver Cup Winner -14, Spanish U20 National Team -15, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Semifinals -16, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Finalist -17.

Source:Baunach Young pikes





Brose Baskets officially bring in Daniel Hackett - by Eurobasket News

Brose Baskets Bamberg (BBL) announced signing of 30-year old Italian international guard Daniel Hackett (199-G-87, college: USC). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Hackett played most recently at Olympiacos in Greek A1 league, but left the team in Dec.'16. In 9 games he had 3.8ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.9apg last season. Hackett also played 11 games in Euroleague where he recorded 5.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.6apg. He won Greek League championship title. Hackett was voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League 3rd Team in 2016.
He has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. Hackett has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2007.
He represented Italy at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 3.0ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.8apg.
Hackett has played also professionally for other Italian teams like Armani Milano, Benetton Treviso, VL Pesaro and Mens Sana 1871 Siena.
He attended University of Southern California until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.
Hackett could be described: A very promising perimeter player, who has great passing skills and court vision, very mature for his age; He's not a great athlete, but is yet a very good scorer, who can create his own shot and score in clutch moments;.



Gamble re-signs at Telekom Bsk - by Eurobasket News

Telekom Baskets Bonn (BBL) confirmed in their roster 28-year old American power forward Julian Gamble (208-114kg-89, college: Miami, FL). He played there last season. In 37 BBL games he had 13.2ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.7apg and 1.2bpg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga 3rd Team and All-Defensive Team. Gamble also played 16 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 12.8ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.4apg. He helped them to make it to the FIBA Europe Cup Semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Gamble played at Basic Fit Brussels (Scooore League) in Belgium. In 36 games he was fifth best scorer with remarkable 16.6ppg and averaged 8.3rpg (#2 in the league), 1.3apg, 1.5spg and 1.9bpg. Gamble contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Defensive Player of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team.
His college team won ACC Tournament in 2013.
Gamble has played also professionally in France (Saint Vallier).
He attended University of Miami, Florida until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Telekom Baskets Bonn roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Josh Mayo
T.J. DiLeo
Ron Curry

Forwards:
Julian Gamble
Martin Breunig
Jordan Parks

Center:
Julian Jasinski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jordan Burris (BBC Coburg) Has The Game And Kobe Ammunition To Fill A Gym - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber



The life of a professional basketball player in Europe obviously is worlds apart from the glitz and glamour of the NBA, but it's still an occupation and a meal ticket for so many Americans living their basketball dream. A professional basketball player in Europe has so much free time on his hands during the day something any normal Joe Shmoe that is working a 9-5 job would dream of having at least once a week, but professional basketball players have it almost every day and sometimes worry too much about what and what not to do. Usually a club will have a weight room workout and light shooting somewhere in the vicinity of 10-1 and then a hard practice at night for 1-2 hours and in between and after a player has many options to fill their time. Back in the 80's and 90's a player had to be very imaginative about their free time as their was no social media, state of the art cell phones or Skype. Back then a player actually went into book stores to fill up on reading material and had possibly more interesting encounters of how to pick up women simply because then it was a work of art whereas now you can find a new one every night in the internet. However an interesting thing that clubs have done over the years is send players to schools to talk about their experiences with basketball and life or to help aspiring young kids how to play basketball. Usually it seems the taller and more gregarious a player is, the more interest a player will get simply because you don't see many 208cm men walking around in Europe. Fraport Skyliner Mike Morrison can fill the Fraport arena alone with his crushing dunks as it is always a highlight to see him running the floor and getting served up an alley-op hard throw down from a AJ English, Kwame Vaughn or Quantez Robertson as his 8 dunks recently against Turkish team Pinar Karsiyaka seemed like an eternity for the Champions League team on that night. Of course, Morrison could also tell great tales about his experiences in Finland and Cyprus or school days at George Mason as well as other players recalling their great moments, but it's not every day that a player can rock the court with his play and also fill a classroom with his Kobe Ammunition. One of these guys is Jordan Burris (201-F-92, college: CS San Bernar.) who currently is living his basketball dream in the German 4th league with up and coming team Coburg. He is having a great third professional season which in a way is his rookie season after his first two professional seasons didn't really pan out the way he wanted to. He is filling the gym in Coburg with his game as he is averaging 20,8ppg, 9,1rpg, 2,6rpg and 2,4spg and if he had to would be able to fill any other room with his Kobe Bryant story. Burris had the opportunity to film a commercial with NBA legend Kobe Bryant that would fill any room to capacity, but then again if Mike Morrison would film an interview with his son Mike junior, it would surely get the thumbs up in Frankfurt and fill any room as anything they would do could only be entertaining as this father and son duo had the perfect wedding proposal plan and party time plan when mommy left for a trip to the States recently. If Burris really wanted to and needed extra cash, he could surely come up with a way to spice up the Kobe Bryant experience and just tour the country. He will forever cherish his time with the LA Laker legend. ' He's been my favorite player since I can remember. So to meet him and be able to pick his brain was the experience of a lifetime. At one point he stopped the production of the commercial and gave me a personal lesson on his fade away. That's a memory I will cherish forever. He's also a big trash talker man. But I guess in 20 years of NBA basketball he's heard it all', stated Jordan Burris. Burris also had the audacity to talk trash with Kobe and warned him about blocking his shot, but instead saw the master drop 10/10 on him. 'I told him I'm Jordan I'm the guy that's going to lock you down. To that he said that's not what my 30,000+ points say. After that I had nothing to say. But just being a huge fan of his, I admire his work ethic and tried to incorporate that into my game. Be the first one in and last one out as much as possible. A line that sticks with me from Kobe is rest in the end; not in the middle', stated Jordan Burris.

Jordan Burris is a 25 year old 201cm forward from Bakersfield, California that is playing his third professional season if one can call it that as he played only three D-League games with the Reno Bighorns and had stints in the American minor leagues with the Santa Monica Jump (IBL) and Indiana Diesels (PBL).Before turning professional he played at Nevada (NCAA) from 2010-2013 playing a total of 92 NCAA games and stat wise his junior season was his most productive as he played 31 games averaging 6.7ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 47.5%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 71.0%. Two of his best games were against Cal Poly-SLO where he scored 13 points in a 69-56 win and faced American Chris Eversley who currently is playing two leagues higher than him in Germany with the RheinStars had 7 points and the other fine outing was against USF in a 59-51 victory where he steered 11 points and seven boards However after three seasons he decided to move to CS San Bernardino (NCAA2) for his senior year where he displayed his knack for being a well rounded team player playing 25 games averaging 14.8ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.2apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 46.3%, 3PT: 36.0%, FT: 72.0%. He also showed how quickly he could adjust to a new environment. 'It's always tough going to a new place especially after being comfortable in one place. I think this adversity and learning to play a whole new team in a short amount of time benefited me for the start of my pro career', stressed Jordan Burris. His best two scoring games were against Chico State where he hammered in 31 and 24 points, but it wasn't his fondest memories there. 'They were good individual games. But if I remember correctly we lost both. Some games I remember more than that are winning our 16th straight game against Humboldt State and beating Chaminade in the tourney', added Jordan Burris.

Burris turned professional in 2014 and was drafted by the Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League,5rd (89), but his D-league experience didn't start right away and when it finally did in March 2015, it lasted only 3 games. Burris entered the shark filled tank of professional basketball bringing a very well rounded game, but it didn't seem to really to impress many at first. He really wanted to show everyone what he could do, but just didn't get a chance as his game reminded him of a player ripping up the NBA on the other side of the Bay in San Francisco. 'I like to compare myself to a Klay Thompson. He's a good shooter and overall playmaker that can play and defend multiple positions. He also can make plays with and without the ball which I think is a valuable asset to the team', added Jordan Burris After playing briefly with the Santa Monica Jump (IBL), he then played three games with the Reno Bighorns (D-League) and in his last game saw 14 minutes against Santa Cruz scoring three points on 1/5 shooting and that was the end of his D-league trial. 'The D league is a very crazy league with people getting sent down from the NBA and pressure to put the right guys on the court and I think it can be easy to get lost in the shuffle', warned Jordan Burris. The American who lists current Memphis Grizzlie Ray Mccallum as his toughest opponent in the NCAA never gave up and turned some heads in the famous Drew League in Los Angeles, but even after his showing there knew that the professional route wasn't going to be easy anywhere. 'Pro basketball isn't for the weak minded. You have to be strong physically and mentally and be able to fight through some adversity', stated Jordan Burris. After the Drew League in the summer of 2015, he didn't get his big break, but had to settle for some more semi-pro basketball with the Indiana Diesels (PBL).Then in the summer of 2016, he finally got a break and got an offer from German Regionalliga team Coburg who were playing in the fourth league. He knew that his first two years of professional ball was nothing to write home about, but Germany was always a place where he wanted to play and 8 months later, he is thrilled that he chose Coburg. Back in the summer of 2016, he knew that he had made the right choice with Coburg. 'I think there is a lot of expectations but at the end of the day it's basketball. I've been playing this game for 20 years so I'm pretty confident that we will make it work! As for the pressure, hey pressure forms diamonds. Coburg picked me and I just want to go out and prove that they made the right decision', stated Jordan Burris.

Eight months later, Both Coburg and Burris had made the right decision as the club is the best Regionalliga team in Germany posting a 20-2 record and on it's way up to the next level the Pro B. The club surprisingly lost their only game this season at home against Bad Aibling in the always filled HUK-Coburg arena that fills 3,000 passionate Bavarian fans that got the attention of Burris early on. 'The excitement is definitely growing! I love the fans they're so loyal and passionate. They travel with us and make almost every game feel like a home game for us. So that's what I appreciate, the pure passion that they have', stressed Jordan Burris. The success of the team where they score 91 points per game and allow 76 points has made basketball life so much easier for the California native and sees no real secret for the success. 'We've been very successful and the team as well as the fans and the city in general has made this a fun and easy transition to the European lifestyle. I really am enjoying my time here and I'm so thankful for the opportunity. There hasn't really been a secret to our success. Hard work and determination with a little luck sprinkled in. We are lucky that we have a great group of guys that all get along on and off the court and are willing to sacrifice for one another to get the job done', warned Jordan Burris.

Usually there is one or two top Americans on every Regionalliga team and usually also leading the team in scoring, but that isn't the case as Burris is second in scoring to German Fabian Franke who has German BBL experience and played in the Pro A which is two levels above the Regionalliga. Often an American playing overseas will have that annoying ego, but not Burris who is proud of his teammate who dropped 36 points in a win against Vilsbiburg. 'Fabi is very easy to play with. He has a high basketball IQ and a knack for scoring the ball. And he can score from inside and outside. I think that night he also had 12 rebounds! Monster performance by him. That'll be tough to top, but who knows on any given night any of us from top to bottom of our team is capable of getting hot', warned Jordan Burris. As for his own game, Burris has proved that he belongs to the best imports in the Regionalliga averaging 20,6ppg, 8,8rpg, 2,5apg and 2,4spg. He wouldn't attribute the success in his game where he is a man playing among boys. 'It's definitely not too easy. I think there is a lot of talent in this league. I just have a mindset that I will outwork everyone. And I'm glad the results are showing. Nothing easy I just work as hard as I can and play hard also, the focus is to win the game and do what the team needs me to do! Sometimes that means scoring, sometimes that means guarding the other teams best player, sometimes it's rebounding, I just want to win', warned Jordan Burris. Burris credits a lot of the success of the team and his play to head coach Simon Bertram. 'Coach Bertram has been great. He's intensity is infectious. We could be up by 50 and he's still screaming on the sidelines about defensive rotations! I think that is the quality of a winner and ultimate competitor. I believe that will lead to more success down the road', added Jordan Burris. The biggest strength in his game is his consistency as he has scored in double figures in each game with five double doubles, but what part in his game does he believe still gets unnoticed? 'I think my communication is something that you might not see. I'm always talking to my teammates and feel that on each team I've been on I've been one of the "glue" guys on and off the court. That is, I bring the team together and make sure everyone has a good time', warned Jordan Burris. Not many teams or players in the States really know what team basketball is except the San Antonio Spurs, but Burris has learned what it means to be a team player with Coburg. 'The game is a lot different than America. In the U.S. it's more 1 on 1 isolation ball whereas here the focus is team ball. So I think I've become more patient and learning to pass up good shots for great shots', added Jordan Burris. The first order of business for Burris and Coburg is the move to the Pro B. A few months ago, it was unknown if Burris would stay with BBC Coburg, but he knows the only way for him is up, and was always be thankful that Coburg gave him his first European opportunity. 'Do I believe I could play in a higher league? Sure. But this is the journey that my life has taken and I'm very proud to be where I'm at. I'm ready for the next step, but in order to do that we have to continue to win here! And of course, I love the organization, the team is awesome, the fans are so supportive, the city is fascinating, you would be crazy to not want to stay', warned Jordan Burris. One thing is for sure, if Burris could get Kobe Bryant to Coburg to film a second commercial and tour the historic city that has the beautiful Veste castle, then the American would probably get a lifelong statue made and placed in front of the HUK-Coburg arena. The good news today is that fans will be able to see Jordan Burris play a second season in Coburg.



Michael Kessens joins Bremerhaven - by Eurobasket News

Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (BBL) agreed terms with 26-year old naturalized Swiss forward Michael Kessens (206-93kg-91, agency: Court Side). He just graduated from Florida International University (NCAA). In 30 games he had 12.9ppg, 9.0rpg and 1.1apg last season.
As mentioned above Kessens is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
His team made it to the French U21 Championships (Trophee du Futur) Semifinals in 2010.
Kessens was a member of German U20 National Team back in 2011.
He has played previously for another German team Cholet Basket.

Eisbaeren Bremerhaven roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lars Wendt
Jordan Hulls
David Brembly
Adrian Breitlauch

Forwards:
Fabian Bleck
Dominique Johnson
Michael Kessens

Coach: Sebastian Machowski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

Source Gotha









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.




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

FC Bayern Muenchen (BBL) confirmed in their roster 32-year old international small forward Alex King (200-102kg-85, agency: Octagon Europe). He played there last season. In 35 BBL games he had 3.3ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.1apg. King helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). He also played 17 games in Eurocup where he recorded 3.2ppg and 1.2rpg. King contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at ALBA Berlin. In 37 BBL games he averaged 5.1ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.2apg. King contributed to his team winning the Cup. Quite impressive season as he was named to German Bundesliga All-Star Game. King also played 17 games in Eurocup where he got 4.2ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.3apg.
King has been also a member of German international program for some years. He has regularly played for German senior team since 2005 and previously for U20 National Team between 2004 and 2005.
King represented Germany at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 1.8ppg, 1.2rpg.
King has played previously for seven other teams: TV Langen, Telekom Baskets, Eintracht Frankfurt, s Oliver Baskets, Deutsche Bank Skyliners, Kronberg and s Oliver Baskets.

FC Bayern Muenchen roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Braydon Hobbs
Karim Jallow

Forwards:
Alex King
Vladimir Lucic

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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Luke Sikma (ex Valencia) signs at ALBA Berlin - by Eurobasket News

ALBA Berlin (BBL) landed 28-year old American forward Luke Sikma (203-107kg-89, college: Portland). He has played for the last two years at Valencia Basket in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 43 games he averaged 7.2ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg last season. Sikma helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). He also played 22 games in Eurocup where he had 5.8ppg, 5.1rpg and 2.1apg.
Sikma has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa 3rd Team award in 2015.
Sikma has played also professionally for other Spanish teams like CB Canarias, Burgos, La Palma and CBA Gran Canaria B.
He attended University of Portland until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Sikma's game is described as: An excellent rebounder at the both sides of the court, has a good mid-range shooting ability too. Moves well in the paint, reads the game well and defends hard. Very promising.
Career:
Bellevue, WA
2007-2008: Portland (NCAA): 31 games: 6.1ppg, 7.3rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 53.2%, 3Pts: 32.0%, FT: 62.0%
2008-2009: Portland (NCAA): 32 games: 6.1ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 51.3%, FT: 59.6%
2009-2010: Portland (NCAA, starting five): 32 games: 7.9ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.8apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 56.3%, FT: 75.0%
2010-2011: Portland (NCAA, starting five): 32 games: 12.9ppg, 10.5rpg, 2.6apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 52.6%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 77.6%
2011: Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (Pre-NBA Draft): 3 games: 8.3ppg, Reb-3 (9.0rpg), 1.7apg, 1.0spg
2011-2012: U.B. La Palma (Spain-LEB Gold, starting five): 37 games: 11.9ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.8apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 61.6%, FT: 67.0%
2012 July: NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas (Minnesota Timberwolves): 4 games: 4.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.3apg
2012-2013: Autocid Ford Burgos (Spain-LEB Gold, starting five): 25 games: 10.2ppg, Reb-3 (8.1rpg), 1.3apg, Steals-1 (1.9spg), FGP: 60.1%, FT: 73.2%
2013 July: NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas (Minnesota Timberwolves): 6 games: 3.2ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.2apg
2013-2014: C.B. Canarias (Spain-1 Div., starting five), in Oct.'13 signed at CB Canarias Tenerife (Spain-Liga Endesa, starting five): 34 games: 9.9ppg, Reb-4 (7.0rpg), 2.0apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 59.7%, 3PT: 18.2%, FT: 65.2%
2014-2015: Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (Spain-Liga Endesa, starting five): 34 games: 11.4ppg, 6.6rpg, 2.3apg, Steals-1 (1.9spg), FGP: 55.8%, 3PT: 39.3%, FT: 57.9%, left in Jun.'15
2015-2016: Valencia Basket (Spain-Liga Endesa, starting five): 32 games: 6.8ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.7apg, FGP: 46.7%, 3PT-1 (54.5%), FT: 74.0%; Eurocup: 16 games: 5.8ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.2apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 56.6%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 61.8%
2016-2017: Valencia Basket (Spain-Liga Endesa, starting five): 43 games: 7.2ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.0apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 63.2%, 3PT: 32.1%, FT: 74.6%; Eurocup: 22 games: 5.8ppg, 5.1rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 30.3%, FT: 73.3%
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ALBA Berlin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Niels Giffey
Akeem Vargas
Joshiko Saibou

Forwards:
Luke Sikma
Tim Schneider

Coach: Garcia Aito Reneses

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Wolfenbuettel lands coach Chris Ensminger - by Eurobasket News

MTV Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (ProB) hired 44-year old American coach Chris Ensminger. He has coached for the last four years at BiG Oettinger Rockets Gotha in ProA. Ensminger helped his team get promotion to BBL.
Among other achievements he helped his team to make it to the 2.Bundesliga Pro A Semifinals in 2016.

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Jordan Burris Stays With BBC Coburg - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

After bounching around the semi-pro leagues in the states from 2014-2016 and not hanging on with the Reno Bighorns (D-League), Jordan Burris (201-F-92, college: CS San Bernar.) has found a home in Germany with BBC Coburg. Burris is a 25 yera old 201cm forward from Bakersfield, California and as a rookie with BBC Coburg helped the team move form the Regionalliga up to the Pro B. The American played 24 games averaging 21.4ppg, 8.8rpg, 2.3apg, 2.2spg, FGP: 60.3%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 69.2%. Last season the ex Nevada (NCAA) player scored in double figures in 23 of 24 games and scored 20 points or more 15 times with seven double doubles. His best scoring games were a 40 point explosion against Jena 2 as well as a 29 point game against Bayreuth 2 and a 28 point game against Vilsbibur.


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Gibraltar U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
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

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Umana Venezia keeps Bramos for another season - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) re-signed 30-year old Greek ex-international swingman Michael Bramos (196-102kg-87, college: Miami, OH). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 45 Serie A games he recorded 9.2ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.6apg last season. Bramos helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Bramos also played 22 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 8.0ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.4apg. He contributed to his team making it to the Basketball Champions League Final Four.
Bramos has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com Greek A1 League All-Domestic Players Team award back in 2013.
Bramos also represented Greece at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 4.1ppg, 2.1rpg.
Bramos has played previously professionally in Spain (Gran Canaria) and Greece (Peristeri GS Athens and Panathinaikos).
He attended Miami University, Ohio until 2009 and it will be his ninth 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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  IRAQ  


Iraqi basketball federation to naturalize Demario Mayfield to play with the National Team !! - by Ahmad Madwar

Iraqi basetkball federation has agreed terms with 26 years old American player Demario Mayfield (196-G/F-91, college: Angelo St.) to represent the National Team of Iraq in the upcoming FIBA Asia in August, he will replace the former naturalized player Kevin Galloway who represented the national team last summer.
Tthe MVP of Iraqi league has just arrived and joined the training camp of the team in Turkey .. Demario has averaged 29.2ppg, 8.4rpg, 7.9apg, 2.5spg, 1.1bpg, 2FGP: 53.5%, 3FGP: 37.8%, FT: 80.1% in 31 games last season and helped Al Nift to won the title first time in their history !! he graduated from Angelo State University in 2015 and played as pro player in 3 different Countries, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Bolivia.



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  ISRAEL  


Storm Warren is a newcomer at Hapoel Beer Sheva - by Nir Luna

Hapoel Beer Sheva (National League) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old American power forward Storm Warren (201-104kg-88, college: LSU, agency: Octagon Europe) from Maccabi Hod Hasharon. In 32 National League games in Israel he was the best scorer with impressive 23.6ppg and had 11.2rpg (#3 in the league), 1.1apg, 2.0spg (in top 5) and 1.3bpg last season. Warren helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Forward of the Year.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Hermine Nantes Atlantique in French ProB where in 35 games he recorded 13.6ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.1apg and 1.3spg.
Warren's team won SEC West Division Regular Season in 2009.
He has played previously professionally in Finland (Namika Lahti) and Holland (Den Helder).
Warren attended Louisiana State University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

Hapoel Beer Sheva roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Anthony Fisher
Adi Cohen
Amit Gershon

Forward:
Storm Warren

Coach: Yaniv Burger

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Ohayon comes back to Hapoel Jerusalem - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Defending champion Hapoel Jerusalem (Winner League) added to their roster 30-year old international point guard Yogev Ohayon (189-87). It is actually his comeback to Hapoel Jerusalem as he has played here before. Ohayon has played for the last five seasons at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv in the Winner League. In 30 games he recorded 5.3ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.4apg and 1.3spg last season. Ohayon helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. He also played 27 games in Euroleague where he averaged 5.3ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.7apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Ohayon was voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Domestic Player of the Year back in 2012.
He has been also a member of Israeli international program for some years. Ohayon has regularly played for Israeli senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
He also represented Israel at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.7apg, Steals-2 (1.7spg), FGP: 36.8%, 3PT: 38.5%.
Ohayon has played previously professionally also in Russia (Lokomotiv) and Israel (Galil Gilboa and Ironi Nahariya).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A point guard who loves to beat his opponent 1-on-1 and to penetrate; great leaper, lefty, has a bright future.

Hapoel Jerusalem roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Yotam Halperin
Yogev Ohayon
Jerome Dyson

Forwards:
Lior Eliyahu
Tarence Kinsey

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



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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  ITALY  


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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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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Eurobasket Roma signs DeShawn Sims - by Eurobasket News

Gas & Power Eurobasket Roma (Serie A2) signed 29-year old American forward DeShawn Sims (203-107kg-88, college: Michigan) from NPC Rieti. In 30 Serie A2 games in Italy he had very impressive stats: 20.2ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.7apg and 1.1spg last season. Great year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 Honorable Mention.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Sims spent at Maccabi Kiryat Gat (Winner League) in Israel where in 13 games he recorded 8.7ppg and 3.2rpg. Sims also played that season for Champville (Pepsi LBL) in Lebanese league. In 7 games he averaged remarkable 19.0ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.3apg.
Sims has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
He is quite experienced player. Sims has played in seven different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Greece (PAOK Thessaloniki), Korea (KCC Egis), Puerto Rico (Manati), NBA (Boston Celtics), Israel (Galil Gilboa), Lebanon (Sagesse) and NBA G League (Maine Red Claws).
Sims attended University of Michigan until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

Gas & Power Eurobasket Roma roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alessandro Piazza
Matteo Frassineti
Michael Deloach

Forwards:
Mitchell Poletti
DeShawn Sims

Center:
Alessandro Cecchetti

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Tarczewski to stay at EA7 Armani - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) confirmed in their roster 24-year old American center Kaleb Tarczewski (213-111kg-93, college: Arizona). He played there last season. In 15 Serie A games he had 6.7ppg and 5.1rpg. Tarczewski helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals. He also played that season for another team OKC Blue in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen where in 43 games he recorded 10.0ppg and 7.3rpg.
Tarczewski has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He was voted Pac-12 All-Defensive Team in 2016 at his college time.
Tarczewski also represented USA at the Panamerican Games in Toronto (Canada) two years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 5 games: 6.6ppg, 6.0rpg, FGP: 54.5%, FT: 69.2%.
Tarczewski has played also professionally in NBA (Oklahoma City Thunder).
He attended University of Arizona until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Fenerbahce keeps Datome for another season - by Eurobasket News

Fenerbahce Istanbul (BSL) re-signed 30-year old Italian international forward Luigi Datome (203-98kg-87). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 31 BSL games he recorded 8.9ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.9apg last season. Datome helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Datome also played 33 games in Euroleague where he averaged 9.2ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.1apg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Europe 2nd Team award in 2016.
Datome has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2007 and previously for U20 National Team between 2004 and 2007.
Datome also represented Italy at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 2 games: 7.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.0apg.
Datome has played also professionally in NBA (Boston Celtics and Detroit Pistons), Italy (Roma Virtus, Mens Sana 1871 Siena, Scafati and Olbia Basket) and NBA G League (Grand Rapids Drive).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Has a strong body, and is fundamentally sound; plays the 4 and the 3 position, can score from the distance and inside, thanks to good low post moves; passes the ball well, knows how to rebound, has great leadership; has also great playing experience, becoming a member of the senior team in Italian B2 at only 15.
He's quickly and succesfully adapting to perimeter positions (2 and 3) thanks to his immense talent and good fundamentals;
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Fenerbahce Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sinan Guler
Bobby Dixon
Melih Mahmutoglu
Konstantinos Sloukas

Forwards:
Luigi Datome
Baris Hersek
Nikola Kalinic

Center:
Ahmet Duverioglu

Coach: Zeljko Obradovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Umana Venezia keeps Bramos for another season - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) re-signed 30-year old Greek ex-international swingman Michael Bramos (196-102kg-87, college: Miami, OH). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 45 Serie A games he recorded 9.2ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.6apg last season. Bramos helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Bramos also played 22 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 8.0ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.4apg. He contributed to his team making it to the Basketball Champions League Final Four.
Bramos has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com Greek A1 League All-Domestic Players Team award back in 2013.
Bramos also represented Greece at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 4.1ppg, 2.1rpg.
Bramos has played previously professionally in Spain (Gran Canaria) and Greece (Peristeri GS Athens and Panathinaikos).
He attended Miami University, Ohio until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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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

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Verona inks Mattia Udom - by Eurobasket News

Tezenis Verona (Serie A2) agreed terms with 24-year old Italian forward Mattia Udom (200-98kg-93) from Angelico Biella. In 31 Serie A2 games he had 10.5ppg and 5.4rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the cup final.
The previous (15-16) season Udom played at Mens Sana 1871 Siena (Serie A) where in 35 games he recorded 9.9ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.0apg and 1.2spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Italian SerieA2 All-Star Game.
His team won Italian Supercup in 2014.
He is a dual citizen owning also French passport. Udom was a member of Italian Senior National Team in 2014.
He has played previously for three other teams: Agrigento, Cantini Lorano and Quid CUS Siena.
On Udom: A swingman with immense athletic skills, can play all front court positions. Has good 1vs1 game skills, can defend well on taller opponents. Has yet nice upside.

Tezenis Verona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Matteo Palermo
Phil Greene_IV

Forward:
Mattia Udom

Center:
Marco Maganza

Coach: Luca Dalmonte

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Coach Marco Martiri joins Frascati - by Eurobasket News

Linea Gaggioli Frascati (Serie C Gold) agreed terms with coach Marco Martiri. He has coached for the last two seasons at Roma Vis Nova in the Serie B.
Martiri's team won Italian Serie C Cup in 2016.
He has coached previously Roma Petriana.

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Manuel Diomede signs at Bisceglie - by Eurobasket News

Ambrosia Lions Bisceglie (Serie B) landed 27-year old point guard Manuel Diomede (188-90, agency: Two Points). He played most recently at Montegrano in Italian Serie B. Diomede won Italian Serie B championship title.
He has played previously for four other teams: Chieti, Siena Virtus, Montevarchi and Ortona.
Let's have closer look into Diomede's outlook: A very talented youngster, who made a succesful transition from the 2 to the 1 position. Has good court vision and passing skills, can score if needed. Huge upside.

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JuveCaserta inks coach Pier Luigi Bucchi - by Eurobasket News

Pasta Reggia JuveCaserta (Serie A) agreed terms with experienced 59-year old coach Pier Luigi Bucchi (agency: SPORTlab Agency) from VL Pesaro.
The previous (15-16) season Bucchi coached at Enel Brindisi.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Italian Cup Final Four for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). Bucchi was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian Lega2 Coach of the Year back in 2012.
He has coached also professionally in Poland (Slask).

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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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  KOSOVO  


Berisha is back at Sigal Prishtina - by Eurobasket News

Sigal Prishtina (SuperLeague) signed 29-year old Polish ex-international shooting guard Dardan Berisha (191-88). It is actually his comeback to Prishtina as he has played here before. Berisha is a dual citizen owning also Kosovan passport. He played last season at JuveCaserta in Italian Serie A. In 11 games he had 10.6ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg. Berisha also played that season for Polfarmex in Polish TBL where in 14 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.9ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Berisha was voted Eurobasket.com All-Balkan League Player of the Year in 2015.
He was also a member of Polish international program for some years. Berisha played for Polish Senior National Team between 2010 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team in 2008.
He represented Poland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 14.7ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.5apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 52.4%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 87.5%.
Berisha is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Croatia (Cibona), Spain (Caceres_Basket and Trujillo), Poland (Anwil, Asseco and KK Warszawa) and Kosovo (Peja and Kosovo Selected Team).
Berisha could be described: Exposive payer with a great scoring abilities, plays hard on both ends of the court. Great one on one player that can score with along 3 or penetrate and finish strong. Agreasive defender that can guard either guard position. Will develop in to a top level player.

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Kosovan U18 National Team 2017 - by Drilon Ahmeti

Starting five
#s#
Gazzali Makasqi
Makasqi
Erhan Sholla
Sholla
Atik Koshi
Koshi
Deniz Simnica
Simnica
Dardan Kapiti
Kapiti
#e#5
4Kreshnik Avdija 191-G/F-99 Vellaznimi Kosovo
5Dion Pllana 187-G-99 Kerasan Kosovo
6Gazzali Makasqi 188-PG-00 Sigal Prishtina Kosovo
7Erhan Sholla 192-PF-01
8Baton Dervishi 180-SF-00
9Almir Berisha 190-G-00 Kerasan Kosovo
10Dino Herc 190-G-99
11Atik Koshi 189-G-99 Vellaznimi Kosovo
12Rron Ukaj 185-G-00
13Andi Vrapcani 189-G-00
14Deniz Simnica 186-G-00 Kerasan Kosovo
15Dardan Kapiti 206-F/C-00 Kerasan Kosovo

Dritero Sefaja Head Coach
Petrit Zeqiri Assistant



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  LATVIA  


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

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  LITHUANIA  


Neptunas add Zelionis to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Neptunas Klaipeda (LKL) added to their roster 28-year old Lithuanian forward Edgaras Zelionis (207-97kg-89). He played last season at BK Ventspils in Latvian LBL league. In 30 games he recorded 10.2ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.3apg. Zelionis helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Latvian League All-Star Game. Zelionis also played 13 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 10.7ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.1apg.
The previous (15-16) season Zelionis played at Juventus. In 43 LKL games he had 11.6ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.5apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Zelionis also played 14 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 12.9ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.6apg, 1.1spg and 1.1bpg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup 3rd Team.
Zelionis represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 in Rhodos (Greece) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 6.1ppg, 3.0rpg, FGP: 65.6%, FT: 76.5%.
Zelionis is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in four different countries. Zelionis tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Kazakhstan (Barsy Atyrau), Ukraine (Khimik and Adzhalyk) and Lithuania (Vytautas).

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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, Obregon24.3 
 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, Obregon10.3 
 3. Ammons, Navolato10.2 
 4. Gibson, Tijuana9.2 
 5. Wilson, Hermosillo9.0 
 6. West, Guaymas8.9 
 7. Puckett, Culiacan8.8 
 8. White, Mazatlan8.7 
 9. Little, Hermosillo8.5 
 10. Rice-Jr, Obregon8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jordon CRAWFORD
  Durango
  (168-PG-)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Crawford, Durango5.9 
 2. Rice-Jr, Obregon5.7 
 3. Monreal, Hermosillo5.6 
 4. Ledbetter, Mazat.5.6 
 5. Mitchell, Navolato5.5 
 6. Murphy, Los Mochis5.4 
 7. Capers, Obregon5.2 
 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. Early, Los Mochis2.3 
 3. Rice-Jr, Obregon2.3 
 4. Capers, Obregon2.1 
 5. Murphy, Los Mochis1.8 
 6. Crawford, Durango1.6 
 7. Monreal, Hermosillo1.5 
 8. Henry, Hermosillo1.5 
 9. Reyes, Guaymas1.4 
 10. Casillas, Mazatlan1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Guaymas
  (200-F-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Heyward, Guaymas2.0 
 2. West, Guaymas1.4 
 3. Ammons, Navolato1.2 
 4. Pittman, Guasave1.2 
 5. Keller, Guasave1.1 
 6. Lathan, Tijuana1.0 
 7. Maxwell, Culiacan1.0 
 8. White, Mazatlan0.9 
 9. Gibson, Tijuana0.9 
 10. Puckett, Culiacan0.9 



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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 may land Uros Lukovic - by Eurobasket News

KK Mornar Basket Bar (Erste Liga) is close to add to their roster 28-year old Serbian center Uros Lukovic (213-89, agency: BeoBasket) who played last time at BC Partizan NiS Beograd in Serbia. Lukovic managed to play in three leagues last year. In 13 KLS games he recorded 6.5ppg and 4.8rpg. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Lukovic also played 28 games in ABA League where he averaged 8.1ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.6bpg. And finally he contributed to 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 6.8ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.8bpg.
Lukovic was voted Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League Honorable Mention in 2017.
The previous (15-16) season Lukovic played at MZT Skopje in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga. In 20 games he got 14.1ppg, 8.3rpg and 1.6bpg. He also played 12 games in ABA League where he got 10.1ppg, 6.7rpg and 2.4bpg. The other team Lukovic played that season for was KK Kumanovo 2009 (Prva Liga) in FYR Macedonian league. In 8 games he got impressive 24.1ppg, 12.6rpg and 3.6bpg. He also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got remarkable 18.3ppg, 9.7rpg, 1.0apg and 3.2bpg.
He was a member of Serbian U20 National Team back in 2009.
Lukovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Estonia (Tartu Ulikool), Italy, Spain (Olivar) and FYR Macedonia (Kozuv).

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

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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

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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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  NBA  


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



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
.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @BBallInsiders)

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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



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



Nick Young signs at the Warriors - by Eurobasket News

Golden State Warriors (NBA) landed 32-year old swingman Nick Young (201-95kg-85, college: USC) from LA Lakers. Young has played there for the last four years. In 60 NBA games he averaged 13.2ppg and 2.3rpg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to NBA All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout.
In 2007 Young was drafted by Washington Wizards in first round (16th overall). He attended University of Southern California and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Young has played previously for two other teams: LA Clippers and Phi.76ers.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: (by Matthew Maurer for NBADraft.net in 2007)
Young is a throwback player who really understands how to employ the mid-range jumper. Ball handling ability is above average. Will use a number of spins, hesitation moves and crossovers to gain separation for his pull-up jumper. When he moves without the ball he shows solid ability to work off screens and convert catch and shoot plays. Creative player who makes even the most difficult shots look easy. Has three point range on his jump shot. Not a bad finisher when he drives to the basket.
Doesnt get to the line as much as he should because of this. Doesnt always maintain a high level of intensity on defense
.

Golden State Warriors roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nick Young
Stephen Curry

Forwards:
David West
Jacorey Williams

Center:
Chris Boucher

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @prioritysports)

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LSU lands homegrown recruit Javonte Smart - by Rick Ross

Courtesy of cbssports.com
Five-star point guard Javonte Smart publicly committed to LSU on Friday in a development that suggests
Will Wade will secure back-to-back heralded recruiting classes in his attempt to rebuild LSU.

Smart is ranked 21st in the Class of 2018, according to 247Sports. He reportedly had offers from many schools
most notably Kansas. But the 6-foot-4 playmaker ultimately decided to stay home. He is from, and still lives in, Baton Rouge.

Smart's commitment is the latest recruiting win for Wade
who replaced Johnny Jones in March after leading VCU to consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances.
Wade, in a matter of weeks, secured a 2017 recruiting class that ranks 15th nationally, according to 247Sports.
Now his 2018 class is off to a big start thanks to this early commitment from Smart. Meantime,
five-star forward Naz Reid is visiting LSU's campus this weekend. He's ranked 11th in the Class of 2018, according to 247Sports.

Gary Parrish
CBS Sports Insider



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CSI basketball coach Petosa steps down after 27 seasons - by Eurobasket News

College of Staten Island men's basketball coach Tony Petosa has resigned after 27 years on the job and 459 career wins, the school announced Saturday afternoon. Petsoa, 54, told CSI staffers of his decision this week. He spent 35 years involved with the program, as a player and coach. "This has been a decision six years in the making for me. My leaving is fifty percent personal and fifty percent basketball," he said. "I love the College of Staten Island and many of the great people here, but I have found that I am doing less and less of the things I love, like teaching the game and being associated with what we do on the court. "I've found that an increasing part of my job has been spent trying to get kids in, get them situated in classes, tested, and eligible to play within the CUNY system and admittedly, it has come with some frustrations. These hurdles have sometimes had a much bigger impact on our team than they should. This has been one of the most difficult decisions of my life, but I've been here many years and I feel this was the best time to say goodbye. I've enjoyed so many great experiences here, and it's just the right time." Petosa played four seasons (1982-86) at CSI upon graduation from Monsignor Farrell HS. He scored a then school-record 1,684 points and also became the school's all-time leading rebounder with 982. After a short apprenticeship as an assistant coach, the New Drop native took the reins of the CSI program before the 1989-90 season. His teams won six CUNYAC championships, made seven NCAA Division III Tournament appearances and earned 10 ECAC Tournament bids. He led the Dolphins to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen in 2011-12, a run that included a pair of NCAA wins at the Sports and Recreation Center. He finished his career with a 459-284 overall record and a 257-95 CUNYAC mark. The Dolphins won the 2017 CUNYAC Tournament title to cap an undefeated league season. Petosa has maintained a full-time career as a public school teacher, currently at South Richmond High School, and he and wife Dalia are parents of four-old daughter Alexa. Every off-season Petosa has thought about the load, and thinks back to his decision to take the part-time head coaching position in 1989. "At the end of the day I just knew I wanted to stay involved with the program," he explained. "I just love the sport. I think it's an amazing thing of beauty, and I just appreciate it way too much. More than anything else, I knew I would miss it if I left." His 459 career victories rank 64th all-time in NCAA Division III history, while his winning percentage of .618 ranks 43rd among all coaches who have registered 450-plus wins. Petosa was inducted into the Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame in 2013. "I'm not one to look back on what we have accomplished, maybe because most of the time I feel like I was simply along for the ride," Petosa said. "I've always felt that I've owed it to the kids in our program to look towards the future because I've always asked them to take ownership of the program and to challenge themselves to improve on and off of the court as players and people. It doesn't allow you to rest on what you've achieved." There school announced that the search for an interim replacement will begin immediately.
Courtesy of: silive.com



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  NORWAY  


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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  PERU  


Paul Larsen (ex Cantbasket) is a newcomer at Osos - by Igor Obradovic

Osos de La Salle (LNB) added to their roster 25-year old American forward Paul Larsen (198-102kg-92, college: USC Aiken). He played last season at Cantbasket in Spanish EBA league. In 24 games he recorded 14.9ppg, 9.8rpg, 1.1apg and 1.5spg. Larsen helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won German 2.Regionalliga (Southwest-South Group) championship title in 2015. Larsen was also voted NABC Division II All-Southeast Region 1st Team back in 2013 at his college time.
Larsen has played previously professionally in Germany (PS Karlsruhe Lions).
He attended Univ.of S.Carolina - Aiken until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Berisha is back at Sigal Prishtina - by Eurobasket News

Sigal Prishtina (SuperLeague) signed 29-year old Polish ex-international shooting guard Dardan Berisha (191-88). It is actually his comeback to Prishtina as he has played here before. Berisha is a dual citizen owning also Kosovan passport. He played last season at JuveCaserta in Italian Serie A. In 11 games he had 10.6ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg. Berisha also played that season for Polfarmex in Polish TBL where in 14 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.9ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Berisha was voted Eurobasket.com All-Balkan League Player of the Year in 2015.
He was also a member of Polish international program for some years. Berisha played for Polish Senior National Team between 2010 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team in 2008.
He represented Poland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 14.7ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.5apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 52.4%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 87.5%.
Berisha is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Croatia (Cibona), Spain (Caceres_Basket and Trujillo), Poland (Anwil, Asseco and KK Warszawa) and Kosovo (Peja and Kosovo Selected Team).
Berisha could be described: Exposive payer with a great scoring abilities, plays hard on both ends of the court. Great one on one player that can score with along 3 or penetrate and finish strong. Agreasive defender that can guard either guard position. Will develop in to a top level player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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
.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PUERTO RICO  

Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Damien WILKINS
  Guayama
  (198-G-80)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Wilkins, Guayama20.3 
 2. Ebanks, San German20.0 
 3. Liz, Ponce19.7 
 4. Rosario, Quebradillas18.6 
 5. Costner, Isabela18.4 
 6. Warrick, Ponce17.8 
 7. Harris, Ponce17.7 
 8. Mitchell, Mayaguez17.2 
 9. Huertas, Arecibo17.1 
 10. Laury, Mayaguez16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Ponce
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Dawson, Ponce9.8 
 2. Akindele, Bayamon9.5 
 3. Laury, Mayaguez9.2 
 4. Famous, Isabela9.1 
 5. Romero, Bayamon9.0 
 6. James, Fajardo8.8 
 7. Clarke, Arecibo8.4 
 8. Collier, Mayaguez8.2 
 9. James, Fajardo8.1 
 10. Lalanne, Arecibo7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Carlos ARROYO
  Fajardo
  (188-PG-79)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Arroyo, Fajardo7.4 
 2. Browne, San German7.3 
 3. Abreu, Aguada6.4 
 4. Fitch, Quebradillas5.8 
 5. Smith, Quebradillas5.5 
 6. Soto, Bayamon5.3 
 7. Guzman, Isabela5.2 
 8. Duran, Mayaguez4.8 
 9. Clarke, Arecibo4.6 
 10. Torres, Ponce4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Walter HODGE
  Arecibo
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Hodge, Arecibo2.0 
 2. Wilkins, Guayama1.7 
 3. Liz, Ponce1.6 
 4. Clarke, Arecibo1.4 
 5. Behanan, Arecibo1.4 
 6. Abreu, Aguada1.4 
 7. Browne, San German1.4 
 8. Harris, Ponce1.3 
 9. Romero, Bayamon1.2 
 10. Fitch, Quebradillas1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Fajardo
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. James, Fajardo2.6 
 2. Penn, Guayama2.1 
 3. Diaz, Quebradillas1.9 
 4. Lalanne, Arecibo1.1 
 5. Orozco, Isabela1.1 
 6. Akindele, Bayamon1.0 
 7. Franklin, San G.1.0 
 8. Hernandez, Quebradi.0.9 
 9. Gaston, Aguada0.9 
 10. Harris, Ponce0.8 


Socar Petkim tabs Alfrie Kelley - by Eurobasket News

Socar Petkimspor (TBL) inked 32-year old American point guard Alfrie Kelley (183-85kg-85, college: S.Carolina). He plays in the summer at Gallitos de Isabela in Puerto Rican BSN league. Kelley managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 5 BSN games he averaged 5.2ppg, 1.2rpg and 3.6apg.
The most of last season he spent at Balikesir (BSL) where in 17 games he had 13.2ppg, 1.5rpg, 3.4apg and 1.2spg. Kelley also played that season for Hapoel Holon (Winner League) in Israel. In four games he recorded 3.8ppg, 1.0rpg and 2.3apg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements Kelley received Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TBL 1st Team award in 2016.
He is a very experienced player. Kelley has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to twelve different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Kelley has played previously professionally in Belgium, China, Croatia, Greece, Italy (Fortituto Kontatto Bologna and Basket Barcellona), Lebanon, Venezuela (Cocodrilos and Marinos), NBA (Miami Heat), NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce and Austin Spurs), IBL (Las Vegas P.) and Turkey (Pertevniyal).
He attended University of South Carolina until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Kelley's game is described as: Can score with the ball, is a good playmaker and he understands the game ... Overall game is what excites the coaching staff ... Wing-span is 76 inches.... He's more a penetrator than a good outside shooter, however....

Socar Petkimspor roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alfrie Kelley
Ahmet_Ali Erdogan
Ahmet Cantitiz
Efekan Cosar

Forwards:
Umit Sonkol
Murat Erensoy

By Eurobasket Data Center

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MBA Moscow tabs Dmitry Korshakov - by Eurobasket News

MBA Moscow (Superleague 1) inked 26-year old forward Dmitry Korshakov (201-96kg-91) from BC Novosybirsk. In 23 Superleague 1 games he averaged 6.3ppg and 4.7rpg last season. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. Korshakov also played that season for BC Ryazan where in 9 Superleague 1 games he had 14.8ppg, 7.2rpg, 3.0apg and 1.3spg.
He represented Russia at the European Championships U20 in Bilbao (Spain) six years ago. Korshakov's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 9 games: 5.9ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.1apg, FGP-2 (70.0%), 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 50.0%.
Korshakov has played previously for two other teams: CSKA Moscow 2nd team and Krasny Oktyabr.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Zenit signs Kyle Kuric - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Zenit Saint Petersburg (VTB) signed 28-year old American (has also Slovakian passport) swingman Kyle Kuric (193-88kg-89, college: Louisville). He has played for the last three seasons at Gran Canaria in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 35 games he had 12.0ppg and 2.6rpg last season. Kuric helped them to win the Supercup. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Honorable Mention. Kuric also played 16 games in Eurocup where he recorded very remarkable stats: 15.1ppg and 3.0rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Kuric has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He was voted CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America All-District 2 1st Team back in 2012 at his college time.
Kuric has played also professionally in Spain for Movil Estudiantes.
He attended University of Louisville until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
Kuric could be described: A perimetral player who started his collegiate career as a defensive specialist, but who showed interesting scoring skills out of the screens, personality and clutch mentality.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nobel Boungou-Colo left Khimki - by Eurobasket News

29-year old French forward Nobel Boungou-Colo (202-88, agency: Alti Sport) left BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB). He is a dual citizen owning also Congolese passport. He played there also last season. In 13 Eurocup games he had 8.3ppg and 3.2rpg. Boungou-Colo helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He played there also last season. Boungou-Colo also played 27 games in VTB United League where he recorded 7.3ppg and 3.4rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season Boungou-Colo played at Limoges CSP Elite in French ProA. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 32 ProA games he averaged 13.8ppg, 5.2rpg and 2.8apg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention. Boungou-Colo also played 10 games in Euroleague where he got 8.6ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.0apg and 1.2spg. He also played 7 games in Eurocup where he got 13.7ppg, 4.9rpg and 2.3apg.
Boungou-Colo has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won French ProA championship title in 2015. Boungou-Colo was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Domestic Player of the Year back in 2014. He was a member of French Senior National Team between 2014 and 2015.
Boungou-Colo has played previously for five other French teams: Le Mans, Sluc Nancy, Hyeres-Toulon, ADA Blois and Entente Orleans 45.

BC Khimki Moscow Region roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Egor Vyaltsev
Stefan Markovic
Charles Jenkins
Vyacheslav Zaytsev

Forwards:
Sergey Monya
Tyler Honeycutt
Andrey Zubkov

Center:
Dmitry Sokolov

Coach: Giorgos Bartzokas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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TEMP SUMZ Revda signs Alexandr Karpukhin - by Eurobasket News

TEMP-SUMZ-UGMK Revda (Superleague 1) signed 27-year old swingman Alexandr Karpukhin (191-84kg-90, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He played last season at Avtodor in Russian VTB league. In 5 VTB United League games he had just 2.2ppg and 1.0rpg. Superleague 1 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Karpukhin also played that season for Unics Kazan where in only one Euroleague game he recorded 3 points. He also played 6 games in VTB United League where he averaged 4.5ppg.
Karpukhin's team made it to the Russian Cup final in 2016.
He represented Russia at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 4.7ppg, 1.2rpg.
Karpukhin has played previously for seven other teams: Spartak Vidnoye, Ryazan, Dynamo Moscow 2nd team, Avtodor Saratov 2nd team, Ural Ekaterinburg, Zenit and Avtodor Saratov 2nd team.

TEMP-SUMZ-UGMK Revda roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alexandr Varnakov
Dmitriy Zlobin

Forwards:
Aleksandr Lavnikov
Andrei Ivanov
Alexandr Karpukhin

Center:
Sergey Karaulov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Alan Makiev leaves Avtodor - by Eurobasket News

26-year old international center Alan Makiev (210-112kg-91) left Avtodor Saratov (VTB). In 17 VTB United League games he recorded 4.4ppg and 2.9rpg. Makiev also played 13 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 3.7ppg and 2.7rpg.
Among other achievements he won Russian Higher League championship title in 2013. Makiev received also Eurobasket.com All-Russian Higher League Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Russian Higher League Center of the Year award back in 2013. He was called to Russian Senior National Team this year.
Makiev has played previously for six other teams: Irkut Irkutsk, Ryazan, Kupol-Rodniki, Elbrus Cherkessk, Avtodor Saratov 2nd team and Lokomotiv Kuban 2nd team.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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;.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SAN MARINO  


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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Mega Bemax keeps Rebic for another season - by Eurobasket News

BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica (KLS) re-signed 22-year old point guard Nikola Rebic (188-95, agency: BeoBasket). He played there last season. Rebic managed to play in four leagues last year (!!!). In 16 KLS games he averaged 9.6ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.4apg and 1.8spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Rebic also played 8 games in ABA League where he had 8.9ppg, 2.5rpg, 5.8apg and 1.5spg. He also played 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 4.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.0spg. The other team Rebic played shortly was Crvena Zvezda. But in two Euroleague games he got just 1.0ppg and 1.0apg. He also played 6 games in ABA League where he got 4.5ppg and 2.8apg.
Among other achievements Rebic won Serbian League championship title for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). He received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 1st Team award in 2015.
Rebic represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 10 games: 10.7ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.0apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 52.4%, 3PT: 37.2%, FT: 75.0%.
Rebic has played previously for two other teams: Zeleznicar Beograd and FMP Beograd.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mornar Bar may land Uros Lukovic - by Eurobasket News

KK Mornar Basket Bar (Erste Liga) is close to add to their roster 28-year old Serbian center Uros Lukovic (213-89, agency: BeoBasket) who played last time at BC Partizan NiS Beograd in Serbia. Lukovic managed to play in three leagues last year. In 13 KLS games he recorded 6.5ppg and 4.8rpg. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Lukovic also played 28 games in ABA League where he averaged 8.1ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.6bpg. And finally he contributed to 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 6.8ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.8bpg.
Lukovic was voted Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League Honorable Mention in 2017.
The previous (15-16) season Lukovic played at MZT Skopje in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga. In 20 games he got 14.1ppg, 8.3rpg and 1.6bpg. He also played 12 games in ABA League where he got 10.1ppg, 6.7rpg and 2.4bpg. The other team Lukovic played that season for was KK Kumanovo 2009 (Prva Liga) in FYR Macedonian league. In 8 games he got impressive 24.1ppg, 12.6rpg and 3.6bpg. He also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got remarkable 18.3ppg, 9.7rpg, 1.0apg and 3.2bpg.
He was a member of Serbian U20 National Team back in 2009.
Lukovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Estonia (Tartu Ulikool), Italy, Spain (Olivar) and FYR Macedonia (Kozuv).

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 (via @yugobasket)

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Turgut Atakol U20 tournament: Serbia Vs Russia 94-70 - by Zoran Popovic

Serbian U20 National team won second match on Turgut Atakol tournament in Istanbul by result 94:70 (23:13, 20:10, 20:28, 31:19). Coach Vladimir Djokic players excellent opened the match and after first two quarters had +20 points advantage. During the third quarter Russian team made break and decrease Serbian team advantage on +12 points, but in the last period of the match Serbian team showed very aggressive approach in offensive and defensive segments and routinely finish the match. The most efficient players in Serbian team were Vanja Marinkovic with 20 scored points, Stefan Peno (198-G-97) add 16 and Borisa Simanic 15 points. Last match in the group Serbian team will play against Lithuania.


Miroslav Nikolic signed 3-year contract with Partizan - by Igor Obradovic

BC Partizan NiS Beograd (KLS) hired experienced 61-year old coach Miroslav Nikolic (agency: Alti Sport) from KK Dynamic BG Beograd.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Nikolic won Serbian 2MLS championship title in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Serbian 2MLS Coach of the Year in 2016.
He was Coach Assistant in golden years for Yugoslavian basketball between 1996 and 2000. He also won U20 European Championship back in 2007 when he was Head Coach of Serbian U20. He also have 3 titles of Yugoslavian Championship (2x with Buducnost and 1x with Partizan).
Since 2014, he is working as Coach Assistant at Serbian National Team.
He is quite experienced coach as he was previously worked for many teams, like BFC Beocin, Partizan, Buducnost, Crvena zvezda, Hemofarm, Radnicki Kragujevac.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Zenit signs Kyle Kuric - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Zenit Saint Petersburg (VTB) signed 28-year old American (has also Slovakian passport) swingman Kyle Kuric (193-88kg-89, college: Louisville). He has played for the last three seasons at Gran Canaria in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 35 games he had 12.0ppg and 2.6rpg last season. Kuric helped them to win the Supercup. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Honorable Mention. Kuric also played 16 games in Eurocup where he recorded very remarkable stats: 15.1ppg and 3.0rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Kuric has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He was voted CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America All-District 2 1st Team back in 2012 at his college time.
Kuric has played also professionally in Spain for Movil Estudiantes.
He attended University of Louisville until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
Kuric could be described: A perimetral player who started his collegiate career as a defensive specialist, but who showed interesting scoring skills out of the screens, personality and clutch mentality.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hopsi inks Sebastjan Borse to multi-year contract - by Zeljko Zule

Hopsi announced another signing for the 2017-18 season. Sebastjan Borse (194-G-95) will be the newest member of the team from Polzela. He has joined Hopsi on a three-years contract.
Borse grew up with Portoroz, who was his first professional club. He made his Slovenian League (2SKL) debut in the 2011-12 season and played there for five more years. He averaged 7.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.1 blocks in 29 Slovenian League games last season.



Lapornik leaves Joventut - by Eurobasket News

29-year old Slovenian international guard Luka Lapornik (195-88, agency: PEPI SPORT) left Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona (Liga Endesa). Lapornik played there also last season. In 28 Liga Endesa games in Spain he averaged 3.3ppg and 1.2rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Krka (Telemach League) in Slovenia. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Lapornik had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 15 Telemach League games he recorded 9.9ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.7apg and 1.3spg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Supercup final. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team. Lapornik also played 10 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 9.6ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.1apg. He also played 24 games in ABA League where he got 10.1ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.2apg and 1.8spg (in top 4).
Among other achievements Lapornik won Slovenian League championship title in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2011.
Lapornik has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Slovenian senior team since 2013 and previously for U18 National Team in 2006.
Lapornik represented Slovenia at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.3ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.5apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 59.1%, 3PT: 23.1%, FT: 69.2%.
Lapornik has played previously for two other Slovenian teams: Tajfun and Zlatorog.

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Istanbul BBSK keeps Klobucar for another season - by Eurobasket News

Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi (BSL) re-signed 30-year old Slovenian international swingman Jaka Klobucar (198-91kg-87). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 29 BSL games he recorded 11.2ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.4apg and 1.6spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to Turkish League All-Star Game.
Among other achievements Klobucar's team made it to the German Bundesliga Semifinals in 2015. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2010 and 2014.
Klobucar has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Slovenian senior team since 2007 and previously for U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
Klobucar also represented Slovenia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.2ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 69.2%, 3PT: 18.2%, FT: 65.0%.
Klobucar is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (Ostuni), Serbia (Partizan), Germany (ratiopharm Ulm) and Slovenia (Un.Olimpija, Krka and Slovan).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @seadgalijasevic)

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Helios Suns brings back Blaz Mahkovic - by Zeljko Zule

A familiar face is back in Helios Suns as the club signed Blaz Mahkovic (201-F-90) for the upcoming season.
Mahkovic arrives from Bosnian side Igokea, where ha averaged 4.5 points, 2.6 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.2 steals and 0.1 blocks in 26 ABA League games last season. Those numbers increased into 7.8 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.2 blocks in 15 Bosnian Division I games. Mahkovic also contributed to 2 games in FIBA Champios League where he averaged 2,5 points and 0.5 assists per game.
Mahkovic has already played for Helios from 2012 through 2014. In his last campaign there, Mahkovic posted 10.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 steals in 28 Slovenian League appearances. He grew up with Triglav and has already played for Skofja Loka and Olimpija.



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CB Canarias keep White for another season - by Eurobasket News

Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (Liga Endesa) re-signed experienced 36-year old American point guard Davin White (185-88kg-81, college: CS Northridge). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 35 Liga Endesa games he recorded 9.9ppg, 1.3rpg and 4.3apg last season. White also played 19 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 9.2ppg, 1.3rpg and 3.9apg. He helped them to win the Basketball Champions League championship (twice).
In 2008 (three years after he left the college) Reno Bighorns selected him as 0th overall pick in D-League draft.
The former Cal State - Northridge star
He graduated his college in 2005 andis in his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Guard of the Year award back in 2013.
White is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to ten different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). White has played previously professionally in Bulgaria (Lukoil Academic Sofia), Canada, Israel (Maccabi Rishon), Mexico (Halcones UV Xalapa, Dorados and Halc.Cordoba), Serbia (Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac), NBA (Phoenix Suns), Germany (Phoenix Hagen), NBA G League (Texas Legends) and D-League (Springfield A.).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at CB Canarias.
White's game is described as: A deadly sharpshooter from 3pt range. Has NBA 3pt range and extends any defense because of it. Always been labeled as a scorer and outside threat. Also has great passing ability. A very good athlete he plays the thinking man's game against opponents. If he is left open he will kill opponents with his ability to drain the long ball. Very comfortable moving over to the shooting guard spot when needed and has showed tremendous court vision. Is a very vocal on court leader and will spur his teamates on and take the role of leader naturally. Will not back down from any challenge or player and is an amazing competitor on the court. Great defender on or off the ball and always is in the right place at the right time. Strong with the pick and roll and utilizes this weapon amazingly. He can absolutely kill teams with his ability to read and make decisions off the pick and roll.

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Manresa inks Daniel Garcia - by Eurobasket News

ICL Manresa (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 19-year old guard Daniel Garcia (185-98). He has played for the last three seasons at L'Hospitalet in the LEB Silver. In 27 games he had 4.3ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.2apg and 1.1spg last season.
Garcia represented Spain at the European Championships U18 in Samsun (Turkey) last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 2.3ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.7apg.

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Luke Sikma (ex Valencia) signs at ALBA Berlin - by Eurobasket News

ALBA Berlin (BBL) landed 28-year old American forward Luke Sikma (203-107kg-89, college: Portland). He has played for the last two years at Valencia Basket in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 43 games he averaged 7.2ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg last season. Sikma helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). He also played 22 games in Eurocup where he had 5.8ppg, 5.1rpg and 2.1apg.
Sikma has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa 3rd Team award in 2015.
Sikma has played also professionally for other Spanish teams like CB Canarias, Burgos, La Palma and CBA Gran Canaria B.
He attended University of Portland until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Sikma's game is described as: An excellent rebounder at the both sides of the court, has a good mid-range shooting ability too. Moves well in the paint, reads the game well and defends hard. Very promising.
Career:
Bellevue, WA
2007-2008: Portland (NCAA): 31 games: 6.1ppg, 7.3rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 53.2%, 3Pts: 32.0%, FT: 62.0%
2008-2009: Portland (NCAA): 32 games: 6.1ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 51.3%, FT: 59.6%
2009-2010: Portland (NCAA, starting five): 32 games: 7.9ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.8apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 56.3%, FT: 75.0%
2010-2011: Portland (NCAA, starting five): 32 games: 12.9ppg, 10.5rpg, 2.6apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 52.6%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 77.6%
2011: Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (Pre-NBA Draft): 3 games: 8.3ppg, Reb-3 (9.0rpg), 1.7apg, 1.0spg
2011-2012: U.B. La Palma (Spain-LEB Gold, starting five): 37 games: 11.9ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.8apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 61.6%, FT: 67.0%
2012 July: NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas (Minnesota Timberwolves): 4 games: 4.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.3apg
2012-2013: Autocid Ford Burgos (Spain-LEB Gold, starting five): 25 games: 10.2ppg, Reb-3 (8.1rpg), 1.3apg, Steals-1 (1.9spg), FGP: 60.1%, FT: 73.2%
2013 July: NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas (Minnesota Timberwolves): 6 games: 3.2ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.2apg
2013-2014: C.B. Canarias (Spain-1 Div., starting five), in Oct.'13 signed at CB Canarias Tenerife (Spain-Liga Endesa, starting five): 34 games: 9.9ppg, Reb-4 (7.0rpg), 2.0apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 59.7%, 3PT: 18.2%, FT: 65.2%
2014-2015: Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (Spain-Liga Endesa, starting five): 34 games: 11.4ppg, 6.6rpg, 2.3apg, Steals-1 (1.9spg), FGP: 55.8%, 3PT: 39.3%, FT: 57.9%, left in Jun.'15
2015-2016: Valencia Basket (Spain-Liga Endesa, starting five): 32 games: 6.8ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.7apg, FGP: 46.7%, 3PT-1 (54.5%), FT: 74.0%; Eurocup: 16 games: 5.8ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.2apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 56.6%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 61.8%
2016-2017: Valencia Basket (Spain-Liga Endesa, starting five): 43 games: 7.2ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.0apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 63.2%, 3PT: 32.1%, FT: 74.6%; Eurocup: 22 games: 5.8ppg, 5.1rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 30.3%, FT: 73.3%
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ALBA Berlin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Niels Giffey
Akeem Vargas
Joshiko Saibou

Forwards:
Luke Sikma
Tim Schneider

Coach: Garcia Aito Reneses

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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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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

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Diot re-signs at Valencia - by Eurobasket News

Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) confirmed in their roster 28-year old French international point guard Antoine Diot (193-89). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 38 Liga Endesa games he had 8.1ppg, 2.1rpg, 4.1apg and 1.2spg last season. Diot helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). He also played 14 games in Eurocup where he recorded 8.7ppg, 1.6rpg, 4.4apg and 1.6spg. Diot was voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Honorable Mention in 2017.
He has been also a member of French international program for some years. Diot has regularly played for French senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009.
He represented France at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 4.8ppg.
Diot has played also professionally for other French teams like Paris Levallois, Le Mans, Strasbourg IG, CFBB and JL Bourg.
He could be described: French point guard with top prospect for the future. He is born leader as he played many times with much older players and was leading them without any problem. He is a true leader and organizer the brains of the team. Diot is a scoring PG and has a really nice looking shot, which he can take under defensive pressure. His range is fine; he can nail three-pointers also from far behind the three-point line. He is not a real shooter, he takes his shoots not after running through a lot screens, but he creates his own shot. Due to his nice athleticism and speed, he can also create for his teammates, and he sees them very well for dishing out the nice assist to them. He can be developed as a really nice and most wanted point guard in the European courts.

Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Antoine Diot
Guillem Vives

Forwards:
Aaron Doornekamp
Fernando San_Emeterio
Bojan Dubljevic
Alberto Abalde

Center:
Tryggvi Hlinason

Coach: Jesus Vidorreta

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Lapornik leaves Joventut - by Eurobasket News

29-year old Slovenian international guard Luka Lapornik (195-88, agency: PEPI SPORT) left Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona (Liga Endesa). Lapornik played there also last season. In 28 Liga Endesa games in Spain he averaged 3.3ppg and 1.2rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Krka (Telemach League) in Slovenia. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Lapornik had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 15 Telemach League games he recorded 9.9ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.7apg and 1.3spg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Supercup final. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team. Lapornik also played 10 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 9.6ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.1apg. He also played 24 games in ABA League where he got 10.1ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.2apg and 1.8spg (in top 4).
Among other achievements Lapornik won Slovenian League championship title in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2011.
Lapornik has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Slovenian senior team since 2013 and previously for U18 National Team in 2006.
Lapornik represented Slovenia at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.3ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.5apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 59.1%, 3PT: 23.1%, FT: 69.2%.
Lapornik has played previously for two other Slovenian teams: Tajfun and Zlatorog.

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Paul Larsen (ex Cantbasket) is a newcomer at Osos - by Igor Obradovic

Osos de La Salle (LNB) added to their roster 25-year old American forward Paul Larsen (198-102kg-92, college: USC Aiken). He played last season at Cantbasket in Spanish EBA league. In 24 games he recorded 14.9ppg, 9.8rpg, 1.1apg and 1.5spg. Larsen helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won German 2.Regionalliga (Southwest-South Group) championship title in 2015. Larsen was also voted NABC Division II All-Southeast Region 1st Team back in 2013 at his college time.
Larsen has played previously professionally in Germany (PS Karlsruhe Lions).
He attended Univ.of S.Carolina - Aiken until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Parejo re-signs at Caceres - by Eurobasket News

Caceres Patrimonio de la Humanidad (LEB Gold) confirmed in their roster 28-year old guard Luis Parejo (194-89). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 30 LEB Gold games he had 9.7ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.7apg last season.
Parejo won Spanish LEB Silver championship title in 2015.
He represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Rhodos (Greece) eight years ago. Parejo's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 9 games: 4.4ppg, 1.3rpg.
Parejo has played previously for eight other teams: Baloncesto Fuenlabrada, Real Madrid II, Alcazar, Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada, Castello, Fontedoso Carrefour, Promobys Tijola and CB Illescas.
On Parejo: Pure shooter. Capable of create his own shots. Parejo likes to take the shot, out of the dribble, on catch and shoot situations or even on the fast break. He can attack the basket using good ball handling.

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Michael Kessens joins Bremerhaven - by Eurobasket News

Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (BBL) agreed terms with 26-year old naturalized Swiss forward Michael Kessens (206-93kg-91, agency: Court Side). He just graduated from Florida International University (NCAA). In 30 games he had 12.9ppg, 9.0rpg and 1.1apg last season.
As mentioned above Kessens is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
His team made it to the French U21 Championships (Trophee du Futur) Semifinals in 2010.
Kessens was a member of German U20 National Team back in 2011.
He has played previously for another German team Cholet Basket.

Eisbaeren Bremerhaven roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lars Wendt
Jordan Hulls
David Brembly
Adrian Breitlauch

Forwards:
Fabian Bleck
Dominique Johnson
Michael Kessens

Coach: Sebastian Machowski

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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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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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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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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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Istanbul BBSK keeps Klobucar for another season - by Eurobasket News

Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi (BSL) re-signed 30-year old Slovenian international swingman Jaka Klobucar (198-91kg-87). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 29 BSL games he recorded 11.2ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.4apg and 1.6spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to Turkish League All-Star Game.
Among other achievements Klobucar's team made it to the German Bundesliga Semifinals in 2015. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2010 and 2014.
Klobucar has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Slovenian senior team since 2007 and previously for U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
Klobucar also represented Slovenia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.2ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 69.2%, 3PT: 18.2%, FT: 65.0%.
Klobucar is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (Ostuni), Serbia (Partizan), Germany (ratiopharm Ulm) and Slovenia (Un.Olimpija, Krka and Slovan).

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Besiktas may add Can Mutaf to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul (BSL) is about to agree terms with 26-year old international guard Can Mutaf (190-91) who played last time at Anadolu Efes Istanbul. Mutaf managed to play in three leagues last year. In 20 BSL games he had 5.1ppg and 1.1rpg. He helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Mutaf also played 11 games in Euroleague where he recorded just 1.9ppg and 1.0rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. The other team Mutaf played that season for was Banvit. In 11 BSL games he averaged 8.7ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.6apg. He also played 10 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 9.6ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.0apg and 1.2spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Mutaf was voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TB2L Most Improved Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TB2L Newcomer of the Year back in 2010.
He has been also a member of Turkish international program for some years. Mutaf has regularly played for Turkish senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
He also represented Turkey at the Mediterranean Games in Mersin (Turkey) four years ago.
Mutaf has played previously for four other teams: Pinar Karsiyaka, Trabzonspor, Fenerbahce and Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi.

Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
D.J. Strawberry
Jon Diebler

Forwards:
Erkan Veyseloglu
Earl Clark

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Fenerbahce keeps Datome for another season - by Eurobasket News

Fenerbahce Istanbul (BSL) re-signed 30-year old Italian international forward Luigi Datome (203-98kg-87). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 31 BSL games he recorded 8.9ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.9apg last season. Datome helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Datome also played 33 games in Euroleague where he averaged 9.2ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.1apg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Europe 2nd Team award in 2016.
Datome has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2007 and previously for U20 National Team between 2004 and 2007.
Datome also represented Italy at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 2 games: 7.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.0apg.
Datome has played also professionally in NBA (Boston Celtics and Detroit Pistons), Italy (Roma Virtus, Mens Sana 1871 Siena, Scafati and Olbia Basket) and NBA G League (Grand Rapids Drive).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Has a strong body, and is fundamentally sound; plays the 4 and the 3 position, can score from the distance and inside, thanks to good low post moves; passes the ball well, knows how to rebound, has great leadership; has also great playing experience, becoming a member of the senior team in Italian B2 at only 15.
He's quickly and succesfully adapting to perimeter positions (2 and 3) thanks to his immense talent and good fundamentals;
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Fenerbahce Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sinan Guler
Bobby Dixon
Melih Mahmutoglu
Konstantinos Sloukas

Forwards:
Luigi Datome
Baris Hersek
Nikola Kalinic

Center:
Ahmet Duverioglu

Coach: Zeljko Obradovic

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Socar Petkim tabs Alfrie Kelley - by Eurobasket News

Socar Petkimspor (TBL) inked 32-year old American point guard Alfrie Kelley (183-85kg-85, college: S.Carolina). He plays in the summer at Gallitos de Isabela in Puerto Rican BSN league. Kelley managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 5 BSN games he averaged 5.2ppg, 1.2rpg and 3.6apg.
The most of last season he spent at Balikesir (BSL) where in 17 games he had 13.2ppg, 1.5rpg, 3.4apg and 1.2spg. Kelley also played that season for Hapoel Holon (Winner League) in Israel. In four games he recorded 3.8ppg, 1.0rpg and 2.3apg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements Kelley received Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TBL 1st Team award in 2016.
He is a very experienced player. Kelley has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to twelve different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Kelley has played previously professionally in Belgium, China, Croatia, Greece, Italy (Fortituto Kontatto Bologna and Basket Barcellona), Lebanon, Venezuela (Cocodrilos and Marinos), NBA (Miami Heat), NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce and Austin Spurs), IBL (Las Vegas P.) and Turkey (Pertevniyal).
He attended University of South Carolina until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Kelley's game is described as: Can score with the ball, is a good playmaker and he understands the game ... Overall game is what excites the coaching staff ... Wing-span is 76 inches.... He's more a penetrator than a good outside shooter, however....

Socar Petkimspor roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alfrie Kelley
Ahmet_Ali Erdogan
Ahmet Cantitiz
Efekan Cosar

Forwards:
Umit Sonkol
Murat Erensoy

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Anadolu Efes may sign Jordan Theodore - by Eurobasket News

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) is close to sign 28-year old American point guard Jordan Theodore (182-79kg-89, college: Seton Hall) who played last time at Banvit Basketbol Kulubu. In 31 BSL games he was third best scorer with impressive 18.4ppg and averaged 3.7rpg, 7.2apg (leader !!!) and 1.2spg last season. He helped them to win the cup. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Import Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and named to 1st Team. Theodore also played 19 games in Basketball Champions League where he had very remarkable stats: 16.2ppg, 4.1rpg, 7.5apg and 1.2spg. He contributed to his team making it to the final. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Guard of the Year.
The previous (15-16) season Theodore played at Deutsche Bank Skyliners in German BBL. In 37 games he recorded 14.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.7apg and 1.5spg. Theodore contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Newcomer of the Year, named to 3rd Team and named to All-Newcomers Team. Theodore also played 18 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 14.4ppg, 3.4rpg, 4.6apg and 1.7spg. He contributed to his team winning the Cup. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
Theodore is quite experienced player. He has played in four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Theodore has played previously professionally also in France (JL Bourg), Puerto Rico (Mets), Dominican Republic (Huracanes del Atlantico) and Turkey (Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye and Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi).
He attended Seton Hall University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
Theodore could be described: a quick athletic high energy scoring PG who is a great penetrator and finisher at the basket. Shoots a high percentage from FG and FT and quickly developing into a good 3 point shooter. Tremendous pressure defender who is a disruptive on and off the ball defensive force.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Forwards:
Derrick Brown
Brock Motum
Ricky Ledo

Center:
Bryant Dunston

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Istanbul BBSK keeps Dokuyan for another season - by Eurobasket News

Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi (BSL) re-signed 24-year old small forward Ugur Dokuyan (197-84kg-93, agency: Octagon Europe). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 26 BSL games he averaged 3.6ppg and 2.7rpg last season.
Dokuyan represented Turkey at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 10 games: 5.1ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 34.3%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 85.7%.
Dokuyan has played previously for three other teams: Tofas, Eskisehir Basket and MG Spor.

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Magic's Marcus Georges-Hunt has made offseason strides - by David Edole

Fewer than three months have passed since the Orlando Magic last played a regular-season game, but it seems clear that Marcus Georges-Hunt (196-F-94, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Pensack Sports) has put the time to good use.
'I've improved a lot,' Georges-Hunt said. 'My ball-handling got better. My shot got even more consistent. I've been in the weight room with Bill Burgos and our strength-and-conditioning staff. I've been with our dietitian. I've just been doing all the things [to] prepare me to this point to get ready for summer league and showcase what I've been working on.'
That's no overstatement.
The 23-year-old swingman arguably has been the Magic's most dependable player through four games of the Orlando Pro Summer League.
He's averaging 14.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 25.4 minutes per game. He's also played solid defense, switching effectively on screens.
'He's risen to the challenge defensively,' said Chad Forcier, the Magic's lead assistant coach. 'He has competed every minute he's been on the floor. He brings physicality to the game that we appreciate. He really does. He really guards.'

The Magic signed Georges-Hunt late last season with the hope that he would play for the team's minor-league affiliate in Lakeland in 2017-18. But he may be doing enough to earn serious consideration for an NBA roster spot in the season ahead.
He scored 10 points as the Magic defeated the winless New York Knicks 84-73 on Wednesday.



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NBL Round 13: Pemba Warriors hand first defeat to Power - by Eurobasket News

The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, derby games and favorites losing the games.

Power (4-1) recorded its first loss in Kampala on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by leader Pemba Warriors (4-0) 72-66. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Power. Pemba Warriors forced 22 Power turnovers and had a 34-22 advantage in offensive rebounds. 26 personal fouls committed by Power helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Michael Buzangu (-82) fired 36 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds for the winners. Guard Syrus Kiviiri (-88) chipped in 14 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. Pemba Warriors' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kenyan power forward Mickeal Makiadi (199-89) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds for lost side. Pemba Warriors have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Power at the other side keeps the third position with one game lost. Pemba Warriors are looking forward to face Ndejje (#4) in the next round. Power will have a break next round.
Important game to mention about took place in . Sixth ranked Ndejje (4-2) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 4th placed City Oilers (4-3) 77-74 in the game for the fourth place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of City Oilers. Worth to mention a great performance of Maker Deng (-94) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. Micheal Otieno contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Forward Ndikumana Landry (-93) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds for City Oilers. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Ndejje have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place. Defending champion City Oilers dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. Ndejje will play against league's second-placed Pemba Warriors in Kampala in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. City Oilers will play against Sharing Youth and hope to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Sharing Youth managed to get a second victory, breaking the series of three consecutive losses on Sunday night. This time they won against eighth-ranked Nkumba M. 64-49. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 15-point difference suggests that Sharing Youth is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. Emmanuel Okumu stepped up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Sharing Youth's coach used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side Malvin Midaki responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. Sharing Youth (2-4) moved-up to eighth place. Nkumba M. lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the ninth position with four games lost. They share it with UPDF. Sharing Youth will meet at home higher ranked City Oilers (#5) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Nkumba M. will have a break next round.
Leader KIU Titans delivered the sixth victory. This time they beat 9th ranked UPDF (1-4) 53-40 in Kampala. Samuel Agutu nailed 10 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side. KIU Titans maintains first place with 6-1 record. UPDF at the other side keeps the ninth position with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Kampala. Local Pemba Warriors (4-0) outscored 10th ranked Falcons (1-5) 81-52 on Sunday night. Amisi Saidi fired 11 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Coach 's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play all 12 players saving starting five for next games. Pemba Warriors have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Loser Falcons dropped to the eleventh position with five games lost. Pemba Warriors will face Ndejje (#4) in the next round.

In the last game of round 13 Power defeated Our Saviour in a road game 79-73.

Sharing Youth - Nkumba M. 64-49

Bottom-ranked Sharing Youth managed to get a second victory, breaking the series of three consecutive losses on Sunday night. This time they won against eighth-ranked Nkumba M. 64-49. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 15-point difference suggests that Sharing Youth is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. They also forced 30 Nkumba M. turnovers. Forward Emmanuel Okumu (-97) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and center Stephan Otoa (-91) chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds. Sharing Youth's coach used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side forward Malvin Midaki (-90) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and forward Sivachi Makutwa (-90) scored 10 points and 9 rebounds. Sharing Youth (2-4) moved-up to eighth place. Nkumba M. lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the ninth position with four games lost. They share it with UPDF. Sharing Youth will meet at home higher ranked City Oilers (#5) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Nkumba M. will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Sharing Youth: E.Okumu 16+13reb+2ast, S.Otoa 12+7reb+1ast, M.Lino 11+5reb+1ast, N.Jakisa 9+4reb+1ast, T.Gatwech 5+2reb+2ast, M.Sebi 3
Nkumba M.: M.Midaki 13+11reb+1ast, S.Makutwa 10+9reb+1ast, L.Marcus 9+1reb+1ast, S.Chasimba 8+8reb+1ast, U.Walugembe 4+1reb, C.Karamagi 2+7reb+2ast
gschID: 549463


Our Saviour - Power 73-79

There was no surprise when 11th ranked Our Saviour (1-5) was defeated at home by third ranked Power (4-1) 79-73 on Sunday. Power outrebounded Our Saviour 44-30 including 31 on the defensive glass. Kenyan power forward Mickeal Makiadi (199-89) fired a double-double by scoring 17 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Afidra Isaac (-85) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds. Mulamba Nkumbi produced 12 points and 9 rebounds and forward Steven Mwesigye added 8 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for lost side. Our Saviour's coach rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Power have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain third place with 4-1 record having just three point less than leader KIU Titans. Loser Our Saviour dropped to the bottom position with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Power: P.Odong 21+4reb+3ast, A.Isaac 17+12reb+1ast, M.Makiadi 17+12reb+4ast, K.Micheal 9+5reb, F.Kasinde 7+5reb+1ast, S.Okot 6+1reb
Our Saviour: M.Nkumbi 12+9reb+2ast, J.Wacha 12+1reb+4ast, D.Opolot 11+3reb, W.Pirwoth 9, S.Mwesigye 8+8reb+6ast, D.Monoja 8+4reb
gschID: 549462


Pemba Warriors - Falcons 81-52

The game with biggest result difference took place in Kampala. Local Pemba Warriors (4-0) outscored 10th ranked Falcons (1-5) 81-52 on Sunday night. Forward Amisi Saidi (-87) fired 11 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Guard Mark Opiyo (-90) chipped in 15 points. Four Pemba Warriors players scored in double figures. Coach 's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play all 12 players saving starting five for next games. Forward Benard Okumu produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 16 rebounds and forward Vinnie Jurua (-89) added 15 points respectively for lost side. Pemba Warriors have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Loser Falcons dropped to the eleventh position with five games lost. Pemba Warriors will face Ndejje (#4) in the next round.
Top scorers:
Pemba Warriors: M.Opiyo 15+4reb+2ast, J.Ocheng 12+4reb, A.Saidi 11+9reb+2ast, M.Buzangu 11+4reb+2ast, C.Kizito 9+4reb+2ast, S.Mugerwa 7+5reb+2ast
Falcons: V.Jurua 15+4reb+1ast, B.Okumu 12+16reb+1ast, A.Dickson 8+8reb+1ast, O.Moses 6+4reb+3ast, F.Karoro 5+2reb+2ast, E.Aupal 4+2reb
gschID: 549461


Ndejje - City Oilers 77-74

Important game to mention about took place in . Sixth ranked Ndejje (4-2) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 4th placed City Oilers (4-3) 77-74 in the game for the fourth place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of City Oilers. Ndejje forced 20 City Oilers turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of Maker Deng (-94) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. Kenyan guard Micheal Otieno (193-93) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Forward Ndikumana Landry (-93) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds and the former international forward Stephen Omony (198-81) added 18 points and 4 steals in the effort for City Oilers. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Ndejje have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place. Defending champion City Oilers dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. Ndejje will play against league's second-placed Pemba Warriors in Kampala in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. City Oilers will play against Sharing Youth and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Ndejje: M.Deng 18+10reb+1ast, M.Otieno 17+5reb+3ast, I.Ochera 13+1reb, D.Okello 8+4reb, G.Baderha 8+1reb, K.Nunda 5+1reb+3ast
City Oilers: S.Omony 18+4reb+2ast, N.Landry 14+12reb, J.Deng 13+9reb, J.Okello 8+4reb+1ast, J.Enabu 7+4reb+4ast, J.Chuma 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 549464


Pemba Warriors - Power 72-66

Power (4-1) recorded its first loss in Kampala on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by leader Pemba Warriors (4-0) 72-66. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Power. Pemba Warriors forced 22 Power turnovers and had a 34-22 advantage in offensive rebounds. 26 personal fouls committed by Power helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Michael Buzangu (-82) fired 36 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds for the winners. Guard Syrus Kiviiri (-88) chipped in 14 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. Pemba Warriors' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kenyan power forward Mickeal Makiadi (199-89) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds and guard Paul Odong (-91) added 11 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Pemba Warriors have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Power at the other side keeps the third position with one game lost. Pemba Warriors are looking forward to face Ndejje (#4) in the next round. Power will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Pemba Warriors: M.Buzangu 36+7reb+1ast, S.Kiviiri 14+5reb+5ast, S.Mugerwa 6+8reb, C.Kizito 6+3reb+2ast, A.Saidi 3+7reb+3ast, J.Etalu 3+7reb+1ast
Power: M.Makiadi 21+13reb, P.Odong 11+3reb+4ast, A.Isaac 10+4reb, J.Ikong 9+5reb+2ast, S.Fahmy 6+4reb+4ast, K.Micheal 5+11reb
gschID: 549460


KIU Titans - UPDF 53-40

Leader KIU Titans delivered the sixth victory. This time they beat 9th ranked UPDF (1-4) 53-40 in Kampala. KIU Titans forced 23 UPDF turnovers and had a 31-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. Forward Samuel Agutu (193-92) nailed 10 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and guard Chris Omanye (183-94) accounted for 12 points and 4 assists. Four KIU Titans players scored in double figures. Moses Muhumuza came up with 13 points and 7 rebounds and Felix Mukunzi added 8 points respectively for UPDF in the defeat. KIU Titans maintains first place with 6-1 record. UPDF at the other side keeps the ninth position with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
KIU Titans: C.Omanye 12+3reb+4ast, S.Agutu 10+9reb+1ast, F.Sokoroza 10+3reb+4ast, D.Balungu 10+5reb+1ast, C.Kasujja 5+2reb+4ast, F.Kumpanyi 4+13reb+1ast
UPDF: M.Muhumuza 13+7reb+1ast, F.Mukunzi 8+4reb, D.Ogwang 7+3reb+1ast, A.Okot 5+4reb+2ast, D.Mutawe 4+8reb, E.Okello 2+2reb
gschID: 549459





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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.


Metropolitan Round 10: Tabare beats Union Atletica by two after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with derby games and favorites losing the games.

The most exciting game of round 10 in the Ascenso took place in Montevideo. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 7th ranked Union Atletica (4-5) to fourth ranked Tabare (6-3) 64-62 on Tuesday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Union Atletica. Tabare made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Emiliano Serres (205-97) who helped to win the game recording 9 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Agustin Cabillon (196-95) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Forward Gaston Semiglia (192-91) replied with 30 points and 8 rebounds for Union Atletica. Tabare have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Miramar. Union Atletica at the other side keeps the seventh position with five games lost. They share it with Stockolmo. Tabare is looking forward to face 25 de Agosto (#6) in Montevideo in the next round. Union Atletica will play on the road against the league's leader Sayago and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Bottom-ranked Colon managed to get a second victory, breaking the eight-game losing streak. This time they outleveled fourth-ranked 25 de Agosto in Montevideo 104-72. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 32-point difference proves that Colon was well-prepared to that game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of 25 de Agosto. American forward Tirrell Brown (198-93, college: Ouachita Baptist) scored 27 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Federico Della-Mea chipped in 16 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side American forward Gary Johnson (198-88, college: Texas) responded with 22 points and 5 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Colon (2-8) moved-up to twelfth place. 25 de Agosto at the other side dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Colon will play against higher ranked Auriblanco (#11) in Montevideo in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. 25 de Agosto will play on the road against Tabare (#3) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Ascenso top team - Sayago (8-0) added another victory to their record on Tuesday. This time they beat eighth ranked Stockolmo (4-5) in Montevideo 84-76. Paul Harrison notched 32 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort. Even 26 points and 7 rebounds by Octavio Medina did not help to save the game for Stockolmo. Undefeated Sayago have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 8-0 record. Loser Stockolmo dropped to the seventh place with five games lost. They share the position with U Atletica. Sayago will meet at home Union Atletica (#7) in the next round where they are favorite. Stockolmo's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Montevideo to the arena Marne.
The game between second ranked Atenas (7-2) and 9th ranked Verdirrojo (3-5) in Montevideo ended with biggest points difference. Atenas outscored guests from Montevideo 122-93. Nicolas Catala fired 28 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Atenas maintains second position with 7-2 record behind leader Sayago. Verdirrojo at the other side keeps the ninth place with five games lost. Atenas' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Montevideo to the arena Capitol.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Montevideo: Cordon (#6) and Marne (#13). Cordon (5-3) won against visiting Marne (1-7) 84-70. It was a very good performance for Agustin Zuvich who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Cordon's coach Matias Nieto used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Cordon moved-up to fifth place. Marne lost fifth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with seven games lost. Cordon's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Montevideo to the arena Verdirrojo.

In the last game of round 10 Capitol was beaten by Miramar on the road 80-74.
The most impressive performance of 10th round was 25 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists by Juan Wenzel of Capitol.

Stockolmo - Sayago 76-84

Ascenso top team - Sayago (8-0) added another victory to their record on Tuesday. This time they beat eighth ranked Stockolmo (4-5) in Montevideo 84-76. Sayago looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. American center Paul Harrison (203-89, college: N.Greenville) notched 32 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and guard Juan Garbarino (185-89) supported him with 21 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Even 26 points and 7 rebounds by forward Octavio Medina (195-96) did not help to save the game for Stockolmo. American forward Rashaun Stimage (202, college: De Paul) added 18 points and 12 rebounds for lost side. Four Stockolmo players scored in double figures. Sayago have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 8-0 record. Loser Stockolmo dropped to the seventh place with five games lost. They share the position with U Atletica. Sayago will meet at home Union Atletica (#7) in the next round where they are favorite. Stockolmo's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Montevideo to the arena Marne.
Top scorers:
Sayago: P.Harrison 32+9reb+4ast, J.Garbarino 21+13reb+4ast, E.Gonzalez 14+4reb+4ast, G.Fernandez 8+1reb, M.Perdomo 4+5reb+6ast, M.Lado 3+4reb+2ast
Stockolmo: O.Medina 26+7reb+3ast, R.Stimage 18+12reb+1ast, L.De Leon 11+4reb+1ast, J.Viana 10+3reb+1ast, F.Grolla 6+5reb+1ast, L.Bouchaton 3+2reb+2ast
gschID: 549413


Cordon - Marne 84-70

Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Montevideo: Cordon (#6) and Marne (#13). Cordon (5-3) won against visiting Marne (1-7) 84-70. They outrebounded Marne 38-26 including 26 on the defensive glass. Cordon looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a very good performance for forward Agustin Zuvich (200-95) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Agustin Viotti (190-97) contributed with 23 points and 4 assists for the winners. Five Cordon players scored in double figures. Cordon's coach Matias Nieto used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Joaquin Borallo replied with 16 points and guard Santiago Pereira (180-96) added 14 points in the effort for Marne. Cordon moved-up to fifth place. Marne lost fifth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with seven games lost. Cordon's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Montevideo to the arena Verdirrojo.
Top scorers:
Cordon: A.Viotti 23+2reb+4ast, A.Zuvich 18+12reb+6ast, F.Sanchez 13+3reb+2ast, N.Ibarra 10+2reb+3ast, D.Pereira 10+5reb+1ast, A.Amaral 5+6reb
Marne: J.Borallo 16+4reb+1ast, S.Pereira 14+4reb+3ast, L.Blazina 12+6reb+2ast, B.Ingratta 8+4reb+2ast, J.Pankoski 7+1reb+2ast, N.Alves 6+2reb
gschID: 549414


Atenas - Verdirrojo 122-93

The game between second ranked Atenas (7-2) and 9th ranked Verdirrojo (3-5) in Montevideo ended with biggest points difference. Atenas outscored guests from Montevideo 122-93. Atenas dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Verdirrojo's 38 and made 16-of-17 charity shots (94.1 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Verdirrojo 34-23 including 28 on the defensive glass. Atenas shot the lights out from three nailing 16 long-distance shots on high 53.3 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 37 assists comparing to just 20 passes made by Verdirrojo's players. Forward Nicolas Catala (195-91) fired 28 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Point guard Mauro Zubiaurre (181-94) chipped in a double-double by scoring 21 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists. Four Atenas players scored in double figures. American guard Gerel Simmons (188-93, college: Lincoln Memorial) produced 46 points (!!!) and 7 assists (made all of his thirteen free throws !!!) and forward Pablo Makanskas (196-90) added 14 points respectively for lost side. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Atenas maintains second position with 7-2 record behind leader Sayago. Verdirrojo at the other side keeps the ninth place with five games lost. Atenas' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Montevideo to the arena Capitol.
Top scorers:
Atenas: N.Catala 28+7reb+4ast, A.Danridge 27+4reb+2ast, M.Zubiaurre 21+6reb+11ast, M.Pose 13+5reb+9ast, J.Santiso 8+2reb+3ast, O.Galeano 8+1reb+4ast
Verdirrojo: G.Simmons 46+3reb+7ast, S.Massa 18+1reb, P.Makanskas 14+4reb+2ast, L.Rodriguez 6, M.Monteverde 4, R.Morales 3+1reb
gschID: 549415


U Atletica - Tabare 62-64

The most exciting game of round 10 in the Ascenso took place in Montevideo. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 7th ranked Union Atletica (4-5) to fourth ranked Tabare (6-3) 64-62 on Tuesday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Union Atletica. Tabare made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Emiliano Serres (205-97) who helped to win the game recording 9 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Agustin Cabillon (196-95) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Forward Gaston Semiglia (192-91) replied with 30 points and 8 rebounds and American forward Howard Wilkerson (198-84, college: Wofford) added 11 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Union Atletica. Tabare have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Miramar. Union Atletica at the other side keeps the seventh position with five games lost. They share it with Stockolmo. Tabare is looking forward to face 25 de Agosto (#6) in Montevideo in the next round. Union Atletica will play on the road against the league's leader Sayago and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Tabare: A.Cabillon 16+4reb+2ast, C.McCann 12+3reb+2ast, G.Rivas 11+2reb+1ast, F.Alvarez 9+6reb+5ast, E.Serres 9+10reb+4ast, F.Ledanis 4+6reb+2ast
U Atletica: G.Semiglia 30+8reb+2ast, H.Wilkerson 11+11reb+1ast, I.Cambon 7+1reb+2ast, F.Alonso 6+11reb+3ast, N.Santos 5+1reb+1ast, F.Ferro 3+3ast
gschID: 549411


Miramar - Capitol 80-74

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Miramar (6-3) beat 10th ranked Capitol (3-6) in Montevideo 80-74 on Monday. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Miramar outrebounded Capitol 45-25 including a 33-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Quite impressive performance for American power forward Jeffrey Fahnbulleh (200-85) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Matias Nicoletti (193-94) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 assists for the winners. Guard Juan Wenzel (190-89) replied with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Federico Soto (194-97) added 15 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Capitol. Miramar moved-up to third place, which they share with Tabare. Loser Capitol keeps the tenth position with six games lost. Miramar's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Montevideo to the arena .
Top scorers:
Miramar: J.Fahnbulleh 23+11reb+3ast, M.Trelles 17+4reb+4ast, M.Nicoletti 14+3reb+12ast, M.Lopez Garula 10+3reb, R.Blankson 9+14reb, I.Asaravicius 5+9reb+1ast
Capitol: J.Wenzel 25+10reb+4ast, F.Soto 15+9reb+2ast, N.Comas 15+2reb+4ast, R.Pintos 6+1ast, H.Silva 6+2reb+1ast, M.Gasanol 4
gschID: 549416


25 de Agosto - Colon 72-104

Bottom-ranked Colon managed to get a second victory, breaking the eight-game losing streak. This time they outleveled fourth-ranked 25 de Agosto in Montevideo 104-72. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 32-point difference proves that Colon was well-prepared to that game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of 25 de Agosto. They dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to 25 de Agosto's 40. They outrebounded 25 de Agosto 34-22 including 26 on the defensive glass. American forward Tirrell Brown (198-93, college: Ouachita Baptist) scored 27 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Federico Della-Mea (187-92) chipped in 16 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Five Colon players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Gary Johnson (198-88, college: Texas) responded with 22 points and 5 rebounds and Bernardo Barrera scored 16 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Colon (2-8) moved-up to twelfth place. 25 de Agosto at the other side dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Colon will play against higher ranked Auriblanco (#11) in Montevideo in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. 25 de Agosto will play on the road against Tabare (#3) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Colon: T.Brown 27+9reb+2ast, F.Della Mea 16+11reb+4ast, L.Lepiani 15+3reb+7ast, N.Garcia 12+4reb+1ast, F.Ferreira 10+3reb+1ast, F.Baltasar 9+1reb+3ast
25 de Agosto: G.Johnson 22+5reb, B.Barrera 16+3reb+3ast, N.Alvarez 12+2reb+1ast, R.Cardozo 6+9reb+2ast, D.Lipatin 6+1reb+3ast, S.Otonello 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 549412





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Stats Leaders - LPB

Points Per Game
 Al THORNTON
  Gaiteros
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 23.6
 1. Thornton, Gaiteros23.6 
 2. Suero, Gaiteros22.3 
 3. Gilder, Panteras22.0 
 4. Fuller, Toros19.4 
 5. Hamilton, Bucan.18.9 
 6. Tarrant, Gigantes18.3 
 7. Powell, Trotamun.18.1 
 8. Brown, Gigantes18.0 
 9. Swann, Marinos16.8 
 10. Flowers, Cocodrilos16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Axiers SUCRE
  Gigantes
  (199-F-78)
  Avg: 11
 1. Sucre, Gigantes11.0 
 2. Massie, Marinos10.5 
 3. Salcedo, Gaiteros9.1 
 4. Sutton, Cocodrilos8.0 
 5. Guerrero, Toros8.0 
 6. Gransberry, Guaiquer.7.8 
 7. Hamilton, Bucan.7.5 
 8. Thornton, Gaiteros7.3 
 9. Graterol, Bucaneros7.2 
 10. Julio, Panteras7.0 
Assists Per Game
 David CUBILLAN
  Trotamundos
  (181-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Cubillan, Trotamundos7.5 
 2. Elliott, Cocodrilos6.3 
 3. Robinson, Guaros5.0 
 4. Downey, Guaiquer.4.9 
 5. Guillent, Guaros4.7 
 6. Centeno, Marinos4.5 
 7. Suero, Gaiteros4.2 
 8. Wormely, Gigantes4.2 
 9. Canty, Panteras4.1 
 10. Cedeno, Bucaneros3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Carl ELLIOTT
  Cocodrilos
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Elliott, Cocodrilos2.9 
 2. Downey, Guaiquer.1.8 
 3. Cazorla, Gigantes1.7 
 4. Wormely, Gigantes1.6 
 5. Suero, Gaiteros1.6 
 6. Chourio, Trotamun.1.5 
 7. Garcia, Cocodrilos1.5 
 8. Silva, Guaiqueries1.5 
 9. Sucre, Gigantes1.4 
 10. Robinson, Guaros1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Maurice SUTTON
  Cocodrilos
  (211-C-89)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Sutton, Cocodrilos1.5 
 2. Garrett, Marinos1.4 
 3. Guerrero, Toros1.2 
 4. Carrera, Marinos1.2 
 5. Montano, Panteras1.0 
 6. Gay, Bucaneros0.9 
 7. Jackson, Gigantes0.9 
 8. Graterol, Bucaneros0.9 
 9. Flowers, Cocodrilos0.9 
 10. Thornton, Gaiteros0.9 



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Zenit signs Kyle Kuric - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Zenit Saint Petersburg (VTB) signed 28-year old American (has also Slovakian passport) swingman Kyle Kuric (193-88kg-89, college: Louisville). He has played for the last three seasons at Gran Canaria in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 35 games he had 12.0ppg and 2.6rpg last season. Kuric helped them to win the Supercup. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Honorable Mention. Kuric also played 16 games in Eurocup where he recorded very remarkable stats: 15.1ppg and 3.0rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Kuric has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He was voted CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America All-District 2 1st Team back in 2012 at his college time.
Kuric has played also professionally in Spain for Movil Estudiantes.
He attended University of Louisville until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
Kuric could be described: A perimetral player who started his collegiate career as a defensive specialist, but who showed interesting scoring skills out of the screens, personality and clutch mentality.

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Nobel Boungou-Colo left Khimki - by Eurobasket News

29-year old French forward Nobel Boungou-Colo (202-88, agency: Alti Sport) left BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB). He is a dual citizen owning also Congolese passport. He played there also last season. In 13 Eurocup games he had 8.3ppg and 3.2rpg. Boungou-Colo helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He played there also last season. Boungou-Colo also played 27 games in VTB United League where he recorded 7.3ppg and 3.4rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season Boungou-Colo played at Limoges CSP Elite in French ProA. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 32 ProA games he averaged 13.8ppg, 5.2rpg and 2.8apg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention. Boungou-Colo also played 10 games in Euroleague where he got 8.6ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.0apg and 1.2spg. He also played 7 games in Eurocup where he got 13.7ppg, 4.9rpg and 2.3apg.
Boungou-Colo has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won French ProA championship title in 2015. Boungou-Colo was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Domestic Player of the Year back in 2014. He was a member of French Senior National Team between 2014 and 2015.
Boungou-Colo has played previously for five other French teams: Le Mans, Sluc Nancy, Hyeres-Toulon, ADA Blois and Entente Orleans 45.

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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Alan Makiev leaves Avtodor - by Eurobasket News

26-year old international center Alan Makiev (210-112kg-91) left Avtodor Saratov (VTB). In 17 VTB United League games he recorded 4.4ppg and 2.9rpg. Makiev also played 13 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 3.7ppg and 2.7rpg.
Among other achievements he won Russian Higher League championship title in 2013. Makiev received also Eurobasket.com All-Russian Higher League Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Russian Higher League Center of the Year award back in 2013. He was called to Russian Senior National Team this year.
Makiev has played previously for six other teams: Irkut Irkutsk, Ryazan, Kupol-Rodniki, Elbrus Cherkessk, Avtodor Saratov 2nd team and Lokomotiv Kuban 2nd team.

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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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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  


Former NBA Coach Jeff Van Gundy Named USA Head Coach For AmeriCup 2017 And World Cup Qualifying Teams - by Eurobasket News

Former NBA head coach Jeff van Gundy has been selected head coach of the USA Basketball men's national teams that will compete in the FIBA AmeriCup 2017 (formerly known as the FIBA Americas Championship) and the FIBA World Cup Qualifying games. Additionally, current NBA G League Northern Arizona Suns head mentor Tyrone Ellis and veteran international coach Morris McHone were named assistant coaches for the USA AmericCup Team. 'USA Basketball is excited and appreciative that coach Van Gundy is willing to undertake this challenge and help lead the United States in these competitions,' said Jerry Colangelo , USA Basketball Men's National Team managing director. 'Qualifying for the 2019 FIBA World Cup is the first step in our attempt to repeat as gold medalist, and we're delighted that we were able to secure a coach of Jeff's caliber to lead these USA teams.' Van Gundy will lead USA teams at the August 25-Sept. 3 FIBA AmeriCup 2017 and in the first four windows between November 2017 and September 2018 of the FIBA World Cup Qualifying games. USA assistant coaches for the World Cup Qualifying games will be announced at a later date. Players selected to represent the USA in the FIBA AmeriCup 2017 and the World Cup Qualifying games are expected to primarily be from the NBA G League. 'I'm absolutely honored and humbled to be able to represent my country and USA Basketball in this summer's AmeriCup and the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers,' said Van Gundy. 'I have a lot to learn about FIBA basketball and our competition and I can't wait to get started. I want to thank Jerry Colangelo , Gregg Popovich and ESPN for allowing me this opportunity.' Van Gundy boasts of 18 seasons of NBA coaching experience, including 11 seasons as head coach of the New York Knicks (1996-2001) and Houston Rockets (2003-07). As an NBA head coach, he compiled an overall record of 430-318 (.575 winning percentage) and guided teams to nine NBA playoff appearances and one NBA Finals in 1999. He also spent six-and-a-half seasons (1989-90 through 1995-96) as a New York Knicks assistant and during that span, the Knicks won three Atlantic Division titles, never finished lower than third in the division and qualified for the NBA playoffs every year. Van Gundy joined ESPN in 2007 as an NBA analyst and has called 11 NBA Finals, the most Finals ever for a TV game analyst. 'I want to thank my wife and family for their support, and everyone involved for this wonderful opportunity,' said Ellis. 'I feel truly blessed and honored to be a part of USA Basketball. Since the 1992 Dream Team, it has been my lifelong dream to be a part of USA Basketball and now, that dream has come true. I'm extremely fortunate to have an opportunity to learn from Coach Van Gundy and Coach Mo. I had a chance to experience Coach Van Gundy's coaching early in my playing career and I always admired his knowledge, honesty, and attention to detail. Now I have a chance to be his assistant coach and be a part of USA Basketball. I'm living the dream!'
An NBA G League coaching veteran, Ellis brings experience not only as a coach at the professional level, but as a player. Currently the head coach of the Northern Arizona Sun, the Phoenix Suns NBA G League affiliate, Ellis served as an assistant coach with the Tulsa 66ers, Reno Bighorns, Grand Rapids Drive and the Bakersfield Jam. Playing four seasons collegiately at NAIA Southern Nazarene University, Ellis played professional basketball for the Huntsville Flight and played in Germany, Turkey, Italy and Spain. He also had Summer League stints with the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks. 'I am extremely happy and honored to be representing USA Basketball again and also to be working for one of the most successful coaches of all time in Jeff van Gundy along with an up and coming young coach in Tyrone Ellis makes it that much more exciting. I am sure these G-League players will represent the USA honorably,' said McHone.
McHone boasts of coaching experience in the NBA, NBA G League and Continental Basketball Association (CBA). He has also served as head coach of three USA Basketball teams that compiled a 16-8 overall record and won gold at the 1997 Tournament of the Americas, silver at the 1999 Pan American Games and finished fourth at the 2005 FIBA America Championship to earn the USA a qualifying berth into the 2006 FIBA World Championship. McHone won back-to-back CBA championships with different teams, leading the Yakima Sun Kings in 1995 and the Sioux Falls Skyforce in 1996 to CBA titles. He also served as head coach with the San Antonio Spurs for 31 games (11-20) in 1983-84 and was an assistant coach for San Antonio, Cleveland, Los Angeles Clippers and Detroit.
Courtesy of: usab.com




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  WORLD CUP U19  


Quarterfinals are set in Cairo - by Eurobasket News

Argentina - Egypt 72-67
Argentina survived a tough test against Egypt and made their way into the quarterfinal stage. Facundo Corvalan (188-G-98) tallied 19 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds in the victory. Egypt got to a strong start to take a 24:13 lead after ten minutes. But Argentina slowly came into groove. The Latin American side erased the deficit and eked out a one-point lead heading into the fourth frame. Argentina limited Egypt to just 13 points in the final stanza and raced into the victory. Santiago Vaulet (193-G-98) added 13 points for the winners. Mohamed Youssef (182-PG-99) responded with 17 points and 8 assists for Egypt.

New Zealand - Germany 65-72
Germany outscored New Zealand to advance into the next round of playoffs. Moritz Sanders (211-PF-98) came up with 15 points to pace the winners. Germany grabbed a 24:11 lead after the first period. The Kiwis pulled within 8 points at the big break. But Germany maintained the distance. The European team entered the fourth frame up by 11 points. They stayed on top throughout the final period and got away with a crucial win. Oscar Da Silva (207-PF-98) and Louis Olinde (205-SF-98) netted 12 points each for the winners. Taane Samuel (200-F-99) responded with 14 points for New Zealand.

Japan - Italy 55-57
Tommaso Oxilia (198-F-98, agency: Players Group) sank a jumper late in regulation to propel Italy past Japan. It was a close battle from start to finish. Italy secured a 15:13 lead ten minutes into the game. Japan erased the deficit in the second term. The Asian side ensured a 29:21 halftime advantage. The Azzurri went on a 19:9 run in the third term to spur ahead. Rui Hachimura (203-F-98) kept Japan in the game until the final seconds but Italy managed to steal a narrow win. Tommaso Oxilia provided 19 points, while Lorenzo Bucarelli (196-G/F-98) added 13 points in the win. Rui Hachimura responded with 22 points and 14 rebounds for Japan.

South Korea - Lithuania 63-110
Lithuania outgunned South Korea in the playoff game today. Arnoldas Kulboka (205-SF-98) provided 19 points to lead the Baltic side. Lithuania jumped to a 34:11 lead ten minutes into the game. They extended the margin at 29-point mark at the interval and coasted to the victory afterwards. Gytis Masiulis (206-F/C-98) chipped in 13 points for the winners. Ha Yungi (203-C-99) responded with 18 points for South Korea.

Spain - Iran 70-50
Spain beat Iran to remain in the title hunt. Aleix Font (192-F/G-98) produced 15 points to lead the winning side. Spain accumulated a 32:23 halftime lead. They followed with a 22:5 run in the fourth term to secure the winning outcome. Osas Ehigitor (207-C-99, agency: BeoBasket) tossed in 12 points for the Europeans. Amirhossein Azari (192-SF-98) responded with 15 points and 9 boards for Iran as they lost the fourth straight game.

Mali - USA 69-117
USA stormed into the quarterfinal stage in Cairo. They bruised Mali to stay undefeated. Seven players scored in double digits for the winners. P.J. Washington (208-C/F-98) accounted for 20 points and 8 caroms in the victory. USA jumped to a 30:10 lead after ten minutes. The teams exchanged baskets throughout the next two quarters before USA unleashed 41 points in the final term to ice a comfortable win. Brandon McCoy (216-C-98) had 19 points and 13 boards in the victory. Lassana Haidara (197-SF-99) responded with 12 points for Mali.

Canada - Angola 87-65
Canada cruised past Angola to secure the World Cup quarterfinals birth. Danilo Djuricic (204-F-99) provided 22 points to pace the winners. Angola and Canada were tied at 42 heading into the second half. However Canada used a 22:8 run in the third term to clear off for good. Rowan Barrett Jr. (201-SF-00) produced 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the victory. Silvio de Sousa (204-PF-98) responded with 18 points and 9 boards for Angola.

France - Puerto Rico 84-66
France rallied past Puerto Rico to advance into the quarterfinal stage. Killian Tillie (206-F-98) stepped up with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists to pace the winners. France grabbed a 39:31 halftime lead. They dropped 45 points in the second half to ease to the victory. Bastien Vautier (210-C-98) contributed 12 points and 6 boards for les Bleues. Jesus Cruz (195-F/G-98) responded with 21 points for Puerto Rico.





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Women News


GS Petroliers celebrate 2016/17 title - by Eurobasket News

GS Petroliers won their 5th straight title. They celebrated 2016/17 League success in Algeria. In the decisive game they overcame Hussein Dey Marines 69-66. The teams stayed close to each other for the majority of the time and were tied at 27-27 and later 66-66. Nadia Asly however brought her team the last points to triumph.


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  ARMENIA  


Armenian U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
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)



Abdullah Gul signs Marianna Tolo, ex Canberra C. - by Lior Hai

Abdullah Gul University Kayseri (KBSL) signed 28-year old Australian international center Marianna Tolo (196-89, agency: ProDep Management). She played this summer at Canberra Capitals Academy in Australian SEABL-East. In 5 games she had very impressive stats: 19.4ppg, 9.2rpg, 2.8apg, 2.2spg and 1.8bpg. The last season Tolo played at Canberra Capitals in SEABL where in 24 games she was third best scorer with remarkable 18.1ppg and averaged 8.5rpg (#3 in the league), 2.4apg and 2.4bpg. Quite impressive season as she was named to Australiabasket.com All-Australian WNBL 1st Team.
She won French LFB championship title in 2015.
Tolo has been also a member of Australian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Australian senior team since 2009 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2007.
Tolo represented Australia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 7.2ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 53.1%, FT: 81.8%.
Tolo has played on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). She has played previously professionally also in France (Bourges and Pays d'Aix), WNBA (Los Angeles Sparks) and Australia (Australian Institute of Sport).

Abdullah Gul University Kayseri roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Nilay Kartaltepe

Forwards:
Danielle Page
Melis Gulcan
Ilknur Yildizhan

Centers:
Marianna Tolo
Gizem Sezer

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BARBADOS  


Lady Cougars and Pinelands open 2017 season with wins - by Eurobasket News

Lady Cougars and Pinelands opened 2017 season with wins to take the leadership positions in the League. Lady Cougars posted a 48-29 victory in the latest game against Lady Tridents. The favorites grabbed a 21-3 surge at the start of the game and never looked behind. Pinelands meanwhile overcame Burger King Bulls 60-26. Pinelands dominated the whole game as they led 41-16 with 10 miutes to go.


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  BRAZIL  


Fever cut Nadia Colhado - by Eurobasket News

Indiana Fever cut 28-year old Brazilian international center Nadia Colhado (193-84kg-89, agency: ProDep Management). Colhado played there last season. But in 5 WNBA games she averaged just 0.4ppg.
The last season she played at IDK Gipuzkoa Universidad del Pais Vasco in Spanish LFB where in 22 games she was fourth best scorer with impressive 16.0ppg and recorded 9.2rpg (#4 in the league) and 1.1spg. A very good season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB 2nd Team.
Colhado has been also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Brazilian senior team since 2009 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2007.
Colhado represented Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 1.3ppg, 1.0rpg.
Colhado has quite traveled the world as her pro career brought her to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Colhado has played previously professionally in Brazil (Santo Andre, Sao Caetano, Divino/COC/Jundiai, Sao Jose and Recife), other WNBA team (Atlanta Dream) and Ecuador (Universidad Tecnologica Equinoc. Quito).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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  


MBA Moscow inks Liudmila Sapova - by Eurobasket News

MBA Moscow (PBL) signed 33-year old international power forward Liudmila Sapova (188-84). She played last season at Nadezhda Orenburg in the PBL. In 18 games she had 6.6ppg and 1.6rpg. Sapova helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played 7 games in Euroleague where she recorded 3.7ppg and 1.3rpg. Sapova contributed to her team making it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Dynamo Kursk. In 30 games she averaged 7.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.4apg. Sapova contributed to her team winning the Cup. She also played 15 games in Euroleague where she got just 2.7ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.1apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Sapova was voted Eurobasket.com All-Polish PLKK Honorable Mention back in 2010.
She has been also a member of Russian international program for some years. Sapova has regularly played for Russian senior team since 2006 and previously for U20 National Team in 2004.
She represented Russia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 5 games: 1.6ppg, 1.2rpg.
Sapova has played previously professionally also in Poland (AZS Gorzow Wielkopolski) and Russia (CSKA Moscow, Vologda Chevakata and BC Moscow).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROLEAGUE  


Artemis Spanou (ex Girona) joins CCC Polkowice - by Eurobasket News

CCC Polkowice (TBLK) agreed terms with 24-year old Greek international forward Artemis Spanou (188-93, college: Robert Morris). She has played for the last two seasons at Spar Citylift Girona in Spanish LFB league. In 10 Eurocup games she had 7.2ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.7apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Spanou's team won Spanish LFB Supercup in 2016. She was also voted All-NEC Player of the Year and All-NEC 1st Team back in 2013 and 2014 at her college time.
Spanou has been also a member of Greek international program for some years. She has regularly played for Greek senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2013.
Spanou represented Greece at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her team got to the Semifinals but her stats at that event were not that impressive as she did not score anything.
Spanou has played previously professionally in Turkey (Istanbul Uni) and Greece (Panionios).
She attended Robert Morris University until 2014 and it will be her fourth season as a professional player.

CCC Polkowice roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Weronika Gajda
Elina Babkina
Magdalena Idziorek
Angelika Stankiewicz

Forwards:
Ewelina Gala
Artemis Spanou

Center:
Magdalena Leciejewska

Coach: Georgios Dikeoulakos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U18  


Division C. Results and Stats from Day 2 in Valleta - by Eurobasket News

Armenia - Malta 83-53
Armenia opened win count in Valleta. They cruised past Malta for 1-1 record. Anna Aslanian (188-C-01) and Inga Manucharyan (176-F-00) accounted for 27 points each and combined for 28 rebounds to pace the winners. Armenia held their opponents to just 20 points in the first half to take a 14-point lead. Armenia dropped 49 points after the big break and marched to the win. Ani Hohvannisyan tossed in 20 points for the winners. Sophie Abela (160-SF-99) responded with 12 points and 10 rebounds for Malta.

Kosovo - Cyprus 34-70
Cyprus rallied past Kosovo to gain 2-0 record at the championship. Eleni Pilakouta (192-C-00) stepped up with 11 points and 8 boards to lead the winners. Cyprus grabbed a 33:10 halftime lead. They went on a 19:8 run in the third term to clear off for good. Panagiota Themistokleous (185-PF-00) had 9 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Besjana Martinaj (165-PG-00) responded with 16 points and 10 rebounds for Kosovo.




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  GERMANY  


Bad Aibling keeps Bradaric for another season - by Eurobasket News

TuS Bad Aibling Fireballs (DBBL) re-signed 24-year old international point guard Lena-Marie Bradaric (166-93). She has played there for the last six seasons. In 25 DBBL games she averaged 11.6ppg, 4.6rpg, 4.4apg (top 2) and 2.7spg (in top 3) last season. It was a very successful year in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German DBBL 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team.
Among other achievements Bradaric's team won German 2.Bundesliga Group South Regular Season in 2016.
She has been also a member of German international program for some years. Bradaric has regularly played for German senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
She also represented Germany at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 0pts.
Bradaric has played previously for TSV 1880 Wasserburg.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sherbert re-signs at Bad Aibling - by Eurobasket News

TuS Bad Aibling Fireballs (DBBL) confirmed in their roster American guard Lindsay Sherbert (184, college: Gonzaga). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 24 DBBL games she had 14.7ppg, 9.7rpg (#3 in the league), 1.5apg and 1.3spg last season. A very impressive year as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-German DBBL Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Sherbert's team won German 2.Bundesliga Group South Regular Season in 2016. She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga South Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga South Import Player of the Year in 2016.
Sherbert graduated from Gonzaga University in 2015 and it is her third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GIBRALTAR  


Gibraltar U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Amy Pozo
Pozo
Mireya Benitez
Benitez
Camille Dignat
Dignat
Anabella De La Chica
De La Chica
Marta Perez
Perez
#e#5
1Caitlin Robba 169-SF-01 GIB U18 NT Gibraltar
3Laurena Pilcher 168-SF-00 GIB U18 NT Gibraltar
7Amy Pozo 165-F-99 GIB U16 NT Gibraltar
16Mireya Benitez 165-PG-01 GIB U18 NT Gibraltar
18Romina Chipolina 167-PG-00 GIB U16 NT Gibraltar
19Jayde Garro 170-C-03 GIB U18 NT Gibraltar
20Camille Dignat 174-C-01 GIB U16 NT Gibraltar
23Anabella De La Chica 170-F-00 GIB U16 NT Gibraltar
25Marta Perez 172-PF-00 GIB U18 NT Gibraltar

Francisco Zafra Head Coach GIB U18 NT Gibraltar
Kaira Sene Assistant GIB U18 NT Gibraltar



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  GREECE  


Artemis Spanou (ex Girona) joins CCC Polkowice - by Eurobasket News

CCC Polkowice (TBLK) agreed terms with 24-year old Greek international forward Artemis Spanou (188-93, college: Robert Morris). She has played for the last two seasons at Spar Citylift Girona in Spanish LFB league. In 10 Eurocup games she had 7.2ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.7apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Spanou's team won Spanish LFB Supercup in 2016. She was also voted All-NEC Player of the Year and All-NEC 1st Team back in 2013 and 2014 at her college time.
Spanou has been also a member of Greek international program for some years. She has regularly played for Greek senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2013.
Spanou represented Greece at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her team got to the Semifinals but her stats at that event were not that impressive as she did not score anything.
Spanou has played previously professionally in Turkey (Istanbul Uni) and Greece (Panionios).
She attended Robert Morris University until 2014 and it will be her fourth season as a professional player.

CCC Polkowice roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Weronika Gajda
Elina Babkina
Magdalena Idziorek
Angelika Stankiewicz

Forwards:
Ewelina Gala
Artemis Spanou

Center:
Magdalena Leciejewska

Coach: Georgios Dikeoulakos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ISRAEL  


Nia Coffey joins Maccabi R.Gan - by Lior Hai

Bnot Maccabi Ramat Gan (D1) agreed terms with 22-year old American forward Nia Coffey (185-95, college: Northwestern, agency: LBM Management). She playe this summer at San Antonio Silver Stars (WNBA). In 10 games she had just 2.2ppg and 1.4rpg.
She was voted All-Big Ten 1st Team in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 at her college time.
The previous (15-16) season Coffey played at another team Wildcats in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA1 where in 35 games she recorded very impressive stats: 20.3ppg, 9.8rpg, 2.1apg, 1.1spg and 2.1bpg. Coffey helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as she was named to AP NCAA All-America Honorable Mention, WBCA NCAA D1 All-America Honorable Mention and Big Ten All-Tournament Team.
This summer she was drafted by San Antonio Stars (WNBA) as #5 pick overall.
The former Northwestern University staris in her first season in pro basketball.
Coffey represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Lithuania four years ago. Her team won Gold and her stats at that event were 9 games: 5.0ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.3spg.

Bnot Maccabi Ramat Gan roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Shiran Tzairi
Nof Kedem
Alyssa Baron
Ofir Lavy

Forwards:
Dannielle Diamant
Daniel Raber

Coach: Shira Haelion

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Elitzur Ramla adds Simms to their roster - by Lior Hai

Elitzur Ramla  added to their roster American guard Jennie Simms (183, college: ODU). She played this summer at Washington Mystics (WNBA). But in 8 games she recorded just 1.5ppg and 1.1rpg.
This summer Simms was drafted by Washington Mystics (WNBA) in second round (18th overall).
The former Old Dominion University star is in her first season in pro basketball. She was also voted All-C-USA 1st Team in 2015, 2016 and 2017 at her college time.
Simms played in the final of C-USA Tournament in 2016.

Elitzur Ramla roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Noa Ganor
Naama Shafir
Daisy Feder

Forward:
Eloisa Katz

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Chelsea Hopkins is a newcomer at Maccabi Ashdod - by Lior Hai

Maccabi Bnot Ashdod (D1) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old American point guard Chelsea Hopkins (173-90, college: San Diego State). She played in the summer at New York Liberty (WNBA). But in only one game she did not score anything. The last season Hopkins played at Maccabi Ramat Gan where in 29 games she recorded 14.3ppg, 11.3rpg (#3 in the league), 8.4apg (leader) and 2.0spg. She helped them to win the cup.
Among other achievements Hopkins received Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 2nd Team award in 2014 and 2016.
She has played previously professionally in WNBA (Phoenix Mercury and San Antonio Silver Stars) and Israel (Bnot Hertzeliya).
Hopkins attended San Diego State until 2013 and it will be her fifth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ITALY  


Ragusa lands Maria Miccoli - by Eurobasket News

Passalacqua Spedizioni Ragusa (Serie A1) tabbed 22-year old forward Maria Miccoli (182-95) from Gesam Gas Le Mura Lucca. In 19 Serie A1 games she averaged just 2.4ppg and 1.6rpg last season. She helped them to win the A1 title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place. They also made it to the Cup final (twice).
The previous (15-16) season Miccoli played at Ceprini Orvieto where in 28 Serie A1 games she had only 2.8ppg and 2.1rpg.
She represented Italy at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 4.7ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.5apg, 1.7spg.
Miccoli has played previously for two other teams: Triestina and Trieste.

Passalacqua Spedizioni Ragusa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Agnese Soli
Maddalena Gorini

Forwards:
Chiara Consolini
Lia_Rebecca Valerio
Laura Spreafico
Jessica Kuster
Maria Miccoli

Center:
Astou Ndour

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Palermo inks Liliana Miccio - by Eurobasket News

Maddalena Vision Palermo (Serie A2) signed 28-year old power forward Liliana Miccio (182-89) from PFF Group Ferrara. Miccio has played there for the last four years. In 31 Serie A2 games she had 10.8ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.7spg last season. She helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Miccio's team was regular season runner-up in Italian A2 Group B in 2016. She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 Group B Honorable Mention back in 2014.
Miccio has played previously for five other teams: Virtus Cagliari, Alcamo, Battipaglia, Napoli and Salerno.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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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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  KOSOVO  


Kosovan U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Enisa Kamerolli
Kamerolli
Agnesa Rrahmani
Rrahmani
Besjana Martinaj
Martinaj
Florentina Karavidaj
Karavidaj
Mirlinde Daku
Daku
#e#5
4Enisa Kamerolli 160-PG-03
6Agnesa Rrahmani 167-PG-02
7Besjana Martinaj 165-PG-00 Sigal Prishtina Kosovo
8Besjana Shala 175-SG-00
9Florentina Karavidaj 170-SF-00 Sigal Prishtina Kosovo
10Mirlinde Daku 170-PG-99
11Nora Sulejmani 175-PG-00
12Lorina Shkreli 183-PF-00
13Shpresa Kutllovci 170-SF-99
14Yllka Berisha 175-SF-00
15Djellza Kryeziu 182-PF-00
16Sihana Ramoja 177-SF-99

Fidan Shatri Head Coach Sigal Prishtina Kosovo
Afrim Selimi Assistant



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  MALTA  


Maltese U18 National Team 2017 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Kristy Galea
Galea
Sophie Abela
Abela
Jaelle Micallef
Micallef
Nicole Vella
Vella
Kirsty Caruana
Caruana
#e#5
4Kristy Galea 158-SF-00 Starlites Malta
5Sophie Abela 160-SF-99 CAFFE' MOAK Malta
6Kaya Calleja 160-PG-00
7Lena Ferrante 169-F-00
8Martina Ferrante 156-SG-00
9Christine Borg 162-PF-00
10Jaelle Micallef 155-PG-00 Starlites Malta
11Nicole Hili 174-G/F-99 Floriana Malta
12Nicole Vella 175-G/F-99
13Nina-Jo Buttigieg 152-PG-99
14Kirsty Caruana 168-PF-00 Hibernians Malta
15Katya Zerafa 169-G-00

Sandro Farrugia Head Coach
Silvia Gambino Assistant



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  NCAA1  


Sheryl Swoopes joins Texas Tech staff - by Eurobasket News

Lady Raider Basketball Great Sheryl Swoopes will join the program as the Director of Player Development, Head Coach Candi Whitaker announced Wednesday afternoon. "I am thrilled to welcome Sheryl back to Texas Tech as our program's Director of Player Development," Whitaker said. "She brings a wealth of experience playing at the highest level and will be an outstanding resource for our student-athletes. Sheryl's passion for our program and for impacting young players will be extremely beneficial for our continued growth. She is a fantastic addition to our staff." In her role, Swoopes will focus on creating and implementing a plan to help develop each student-athlete personally, academically and athletically. She will work closely with various departments within Texas Tech Athletics, including academic services, sports performance, and sports medicine and will assist the coaching staff in breaking down film and preparation of game strategy. In addition, Swoopes will assist the Red Raider Club, Marsha Sharp Learning Center and Kirby Hocutt in community outreach and serve as the color analyst for televised games. "I couldn't be more excited about joining Texas Tech and the Lady Raider program. I am very grateful to Coach Whitaker for giving me this opportunity and I am looking forward to working with the players and staff," Swoopes said. "My role as Director of Player Development gives me an opportunity to do what I love and help the players develop both on and off the court." Swoopes is the most decorated athlete in Texas Tech history. In just the last two years, she has been inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. With her induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame last year, Swoopes became the first Texas Tech basketball player - men's or women's - to achieve this honor. Along with the National Championship crown, Swoopes guided the Lady Raiders to the Southwest Conference regular season and tournament championships and the national championship crown her senior season and was named the Naismith College Player of the Year and the WBCA Player of the Year. She averaged 28.1 points per game that year, which ranked second nationally. As a Lady Raider, Swoopes set 30 different women's basketball records, including four Final Four records, three NCAA tournament records, four NCAA championship game records and eight Texas Tech school records, including the single-game school record for points (53), which still stands. Her No. 22 jersey was retired on Feb. 19, 1994. In 2003, Swoopes was inducted into the Texas Tech Hall of Fame for her outstanding career with the Lady Raiders. Swoopes was one of the first players to sign a WNBA contract. She was a three-time WNBA MVP, two-time scoring champion, four-time WNBA champion, three-time defensive player of the year and six-time all-star. She also represented the United States numerous times, including the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games.
Courtesy of: texastech.com



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  NCAA2  


Augusta Athletics Hires Millette Green As Head Women's Basketball Coach - by Eurobasket News

Augusta University Director of Athletics Clint Bryant introduced Millette Green as the next head coach of the Jaguar women's basketball program at a press conference on Wednesday, July 5. Green becomes the ninth head coach in the 43-year history of the program and was introduced at Christenberry Fieldhouse in the north mezzanine. "Augusta University is very fortunate to have a coach join us with the caliber of Millette Green ," Bryant said. "She comes to us with a wealth of experience and noted success in recruiting many parts of the country. She will be a great addition to our university, athletic department, and community. She will also serve as a tremendous role model for our students and young people throughout our area to emulate. We are extremely excited about her joining Jaguar Nation." "I'm anxious and ready to get started," Green said. "This is a busy time for college coaches right now with July recruiting. I have to take care of some things on campus, but I am looking forward to getting out there and recruiting future players to Augusta University. I've had at least one conversation with everybody on the team right now, so I have an idea of what we need to do moving forward." Green joins the Jaguars after spending five seasons as the top assistant at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va. With Green courtside, the William and Mary Tribe recorded one of its best seasons in school history in 2016-17. W&M tied a school record with 20 wins, won a CAA Tournament game for the first time since 2009, and advanced to the CAA Semifinals for the first-time since 2001. The Tribe won 11-straight games, which is the longest single-season streak in school history, from Nov. 18, 2016 - Jan. 2, 2017. Once again Green helped W&M to a record setting season in the 2015-16 campaign. The Tribe raced out to its best start in school history with an 11-2 record, and posted the fourth most wins in school history with 15. For the second straight season her guards set a school record by tying the single season assist record (466). Green saw six student-athletes earn All-Conference accolades in her last two seasons at W&M. Green helped the Tribe to a record setting season in her second year in Williamsburg. The Tribe racked up 15 wins, the fourth-most in school history, on its way to its first-ever postseason appearance with a bid in the Women's Basketball Invitational. The Green and Gold had a seven-win turnaround, while setting three school records for assists (466), blocked shots, (143), and blocked shots per game (4.5). Before coming to William and Mary, Green spent three seasons at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where in 2012 she was the associate head coach for the Knights. During her three-year tenure under head coach Peter Cinella , Green was the Fairleigh Dickinson recruiting coordinator. Prior to her stint with the Knights, Green was an assistant coach at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI) for two seasons. While with the Jaguars, Green served as the film exchange coordinator during her initial season before becoming scouting and team travel coordinator in her final year. Green broke into the coaching ranks in 2007 as an assistant at Robert Morris University. During her time with the Colonials, Green assisted with recruiting, player development, scouting, film breakdown and analysis and game preparation and strategy. Before beginning her coaching career, Green spent the spring of 2007 as a community relations intern for the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association. Green is a 2003 graduate of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC), where she was a member of the women's basketball team. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and an MBA Preparatory Certificate at UMBC. Green began her collegiate career at East Carolina University before transferring to UMBC. She completed her Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in sports management at Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.
Courtesy of: augustajags.com



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  POLAND  


Widzew welcomes back Schmidt - by Eurobasket News

Cosinus Widzew Lodz (TBLK) landed 25-year old international shooting guard Roksana Schmidt (180-92, agency: Promotex). It is actually her comeback to Lodz as she has played here before. Schmidt played most recently at MKK Siedlce in the TBLK. In 22 games she averaged 9.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.2apg and 1.1spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Schmidt played at CCC Polkowice where in 29 games she had 5.2ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.2apg. She helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Schmidt has been also a member of Polish international program for some years. She has regularly played for Polish senior team since 2016 and previously for University National Team in 2013.
Schmidt represented Poland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year.
She has played previously for two other teams: LKS Lodz and AZS UKS Basket Aleksandrow Lodzki.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Artemis Spanou (ex Girona) joins CCC Polkowice - by Eurobasket News

CCC Polkowice (TBLK) agreed terms with 24-year old Greek international forward Artemis Spanou (188-93, college: Robert Morris). She has played for the last two seasons at Spar Citylift Girona in Spanish LFB league. In 10 Eurocup games she had 7.2ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.7apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Spanou's team won Spanish LFB Supercup in 2016. She was also voted All-NEC Player of the Year and All-NEC 1st Team back in 2013 and 2014 at her college time.
Spanou has been also a member of Greek international program for some years. She has regularly played for Greek senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2013.
Spanou represented Greece at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her team got to the Semifinals but her stats at that event were not that impressive as she did not score anything.
Spanou has played previously professionally in Turkey (Istanbul Uni) and Greece (Panionios).
She attended Robert Morris University until 2014 and it will be her fourth season as a professional player.

CCC Polkowice roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Weronika Gajda
Elina Babkina
Magdalena Idziorek
Angelika Stankiewicz

Forwards:
Ewelina Gala
Artemis Spanou

Center:
Magdalena Leciejewska

Coach: Georgios Dikeoulakos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kastanek re-signs at Sleza Wroclaw - by Eurobasket News

1KS Sleza Wroclaw (TBLK) confirmed in their roster 27-year old American ex-international guard Marissa Kastanek (175-90, college: North Carolina State). She played there last season. In 36 TBLK games she recorded 14.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.5apg and 1.4spg. Kastanek helped them to win the BLK title (twice) and they also made it to the Cup final (twice). A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Polish BLK 2nd Team.
She represented USA at the Panamerican Games in Guadalajara (Mexico) six years ago. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 5.8ppg, 1.5apg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 50.0%.
Kastanek's career allowed her to visit three different continents. She tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. Kastanek has played previously professionally in Puerto Rico (Gigantes), Sweden (Mark) and Czech Republic (U19 Chance).
She attended North Carolina State until 2013 and it will be her fifth season as a professional player.

1KS Sleza Wroclaw roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sharnee Zoll-Norman
Sonia Ursu
Marissa Kastanek
Zuzanna Sklepowicz

Forward:
Kourtney Treffers

Center:
Dragana Svitlica

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PORTUGAL  


Smith's pro career starts at Uniao Sportiva - by Eurobasket News

Clube Uniao Sportiva Ponta Delgada (Liga Feminina) tabbed 22-year old American guard Joanna Smith (173-95, agency: Gamble Sports Management). She just graduated from Buffalo (NCAA). Smith has played there for the last four years. In 30 games she averaged impressive 17.1ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.0apg and 1.7spg last season. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. She can count that season as a very successful as was selected to All-MAC 2nd Team.
As mentioned above Smith is just out of the college and it will be her first season in pro basketball.
Her college team won MAC Tournament in 2016.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @gamblesportsman)

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  ROMANIA  


Marginean comes back to Abdullah Gul - by Lior Hai

Abdullah Gul University Kayseri (KBSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old Romanian international forward Gabriela Marginean (182-87, college: Drexel, agency: LBM Management). It is actually her comeback to Kayseri as she has played here before. Marginean has played for the last two years at Avenida in Spanish LFB league. In 29 games she recorded 6.1ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.0spg last season. She helped them to win the LFB title (twice) and the Supercup (also twice). Marginean also played 16 games in Euroleague where she averaged 5.6ppg and 1.8rpg. She contributed to her team making it to the quarterfinals.
In 2010 Marginean was drafted by Minnesota Lynx (WNBA) in third round (26th overall).
The former Drexel University staris in her eighth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Marginean received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships Honorable Mention award in 2015.
She has been also a member of Romanian international program for some years. Marginean has regularly played for Romanian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2005 and 2007.
She also represented Romania at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 12.7ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.0apg, 2.2spg, FGP: 37.8%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 88.9%.
Marginean is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in France (Arras), Greece (Panathinaikos), Turkey (Istanbul Uni) and Romania (CSM Targoviste).
The scouts decsribe her following way: A quick SF with great outside scoring skills. Has a good timing for the offensive rebounds too.

Abdullah Gul University Kayseri roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Nilay Kartaltepe

Forwards:
Gabriela Marginean
Danielle Page
Melis Gulcan
Ilknur Yildizhan

Centers:
Marianna Tolo
Gizem Sezer

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  RUSSIA  


Kiseleva re-signs at Dynamo Novosibirsk Region - by Eurobasket News

Dynamo Novosibirsk Region (PBL) confirmed in their roster 24-year old small forward Galina Kiseleva (183-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). She played there last season. In 6 Eurocup games she recorded 8.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.3apg and 1.5spg.
The previous (15-16) season Kiseleva played at Spartak Vidnoye where in 27 games she averaged 4.7ppg and 1.8rpg. She helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Kiseleva also played 9 games in Eurocup where she had just 2.8ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.1apg. The other team she played that season for was Sparta&K Vidnoe 2nd team. In 9 PBL games she got 10.8ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.4apg and 1.6spg.
Kiseleva represented Russia at the European Championships U20 in Samsun (Turkey) four years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 6.9ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 75.0%.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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MBA Moscow inks Liudmila Sapova - by Eurobasket News

MBA Moscow (PBL) signed 33-year old international power forward Liudmila Sapova (188-84). She played last season at Nadezhda Orenburg in the PBL. In 18 games she had 6.6ppg and 1.6rpg. Sapova helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played 7 games in Euroleague where she recorded 3.7ppg and 1.3rpg. Sapova contributed to her team making it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Dynamo Kursk. In 30 games she averaged 7.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.4apg. Sapova contributed to her team winning the Cup. She also played 15 games in Euroleague where she got just 2.7ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.1apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Sapova was voted Eurobasket.com All-Polish PLKK Honorable Mention back in 2010.
She has been also a member of Russian international program for some years. Sapova has regularly played for Russian senior team since 2006 and previously for U20 National Team in 2004.
She represented Russia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 5 games: 1.6ppg, 1.2rpg.
Sapova has played previously professionally also in Poland (AZS Gorzow Wielkopolski) and Russia (CSKA Moscow, Vologda Chevakata and BC Moscow).

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Daria Shomodi signs at Dynamo Moscow - by Eurobasket News

Dynamo Moscow (PBL) landed 22-year old forward Daria Shomodi (184-77kg-95). She played most recently at UMMC Junior in the Superleague 1. In 42 games she averaged 4.8ppg, 6.8rpg and 2.0spg in 2015-16 season.
The previous (14-15) season Shomodi played at Izmaylovo (Higher League).
She won Russian Higher League championship title in 2014.
Shomodi represented Russia at the European Championships U20 in Lanzarote (Spain) two years ago. Her team got to the Semifinals and her stats at that event were 9 games: 2.8ppg, 3.2rpg.

Dynamo Moscow roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tatiana Korovushkina
Viktoria Medvedeva
Evgeniya Korotygina
Victoria Mazur

Forwards:
Daria Shomodi
Ekaterina Ryabova

Centers:
Ekatrina Kuzmenkova
Kelsey Lang

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Dynamo Novosibirsk Region signs Olga Novikova - by Eurobasket News

Dynamo Novosibirsk Region (PBL) signed 23-year old international shooting guard Olga Novikova (180-94). She has played for the last two seasons at Sparta&K Vidnoe Moscow Region in Russian PBL league. In four Eurocup games she had just 2.8ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.0apg last season. Novikova also spent pre-season at Dynamo Moscow that year.
Her team made it to the Russian Cup final in 2016.
Novikova has been also a member of Russian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Russian senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team in 2014.
Novikova represented Russia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 0pts, 2.0rpg, 2.0apg.
Novikova has played previously for two other teams: Spartak SHVSM and Dynamo Moscow 2nd team.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SERBIA  


Danielle Page (ex Sopron Basket) agreed terms with Abdullah Gul - by Lior Hai

Abdullah Gul University Kayseri (KBSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old American-Serbian international forward Danielle Page (188-86, college: Nebraska). Who don't palyed last year.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Tango Bourges Basket in French LFB. The team played in three different competitions, and Page was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 30 games she recorded 9.9ppg, 7.0rpg and 2.3apg. She helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team. Page also played 14 games in Euroleague where she averaged 8.5ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.6apg, 1.0spg and 1.3bpg. She also played 6 games in Eurocup where she had 9.2ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.2bpg.
Among other achievements Page received Eurobasket.com All-French LFB Import Player of the Year award back in 2014.
She also represented Serbia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 12.8ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.0apg, Steals-5 (3.0spg), 1.5bpg, FGP: 65.2%, 3PT: 44.4%, FT: 69.2%.
Page is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in Bulgaria, Israel, Poland and France (Challes les Eaux, Basket Landes and Lyon) and Hungary (ZTE Noi Kosarlabda Klub).
Page attended University of Nebraska until 2008 and it will be her tenth season in pro basketball.

Abdullah Gul University Kayseri roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Nilay Kartaltepe

Forwards:
Danielle Page
Melis Gulcan
Ilknur Yildizhan

Center:
Gizem Sezer

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SOUTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U17  


Latinbasket.com All-South American Championships U17 Awards 2017 - by Greg

Latinbasket.com All-South American Championships U17 1st Team 2017
Sofia Acevedo
Acevedo
Florencia Chagas
Chagas
Yulianny Perez
Perez
Daniela Gonzalez
Gonzalez
Odeth Betancourt
Betancourt

Best Player: Sofia Acevedo (167-PG-01) of Argentina
Best Guard: Sofia Acevedo (167-PG-01) of Argentina
Best Forward: Yulianny Perez (175-F-01) of Venezuela
Best Center: Odeth Betancourt (183-C-00) of Venezuela

1st Team
PG: Sofia Acevedo (167-PG-01) of Argentina
G: Florencia Chagas (174-G-01) of Argentina
F: Yulianny Perez (175-F-01) of Venezuela
C: Daniela Gonzalez (179-C-02) of Colombia
C: Odeth Betancourt (183-C-00) of Venezuela

Honorable Mention
Candela Gentinetta (181-SF-01) of Argentina
Camila Suarez (PG) of Argentina
Mayra Caicedo (175-PG-00) of Colombia
Jovanka Ljubetic (170-PG-00) of Chile
Milagros Carrera (173-G-00) of Peru
Aldana Gayoso (168-PG-00) of Uruguay
Noelia Tapia (157-SG-01) of Bolivia
Vanessa Ochoa (167-PG-01) of Ecuador



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  SPAIN  


Mann Filter keeps Hernandez for another season - by Eurobasket News

Mann Filter Zaragoza (LFB) re-signed 16-year old guard Zoe Hernandez (177-1). She has played there for the last four seasons.
Hernandez was selected to U16 National Team in 2017.
She is a very experienced player. It may be one of last seasons in her extensive career, which she may end at Mann Filter.

Mann Filter Zaragoza roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Paola Ferrari
Gabriela Ocete
Zoe Hernandez

Forwards:
Tamara Abalde
Vega Gimeno
Carolina Esparcia

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  TURKEY  


Samsun keeps Gurcavdi for another season - by Eurobasket News

Canik Belediyesi Samsun (KBSL) re-signed 32-year old Ayse Gurcavdi (85, agency: 1andBox Sports Agency). She played there last season. In 9 KBSL games she averaged 3.6ppg and 4.2rpg. Gurcavdi also played that season for Urla Belediyesi Genclik Sport Club where in 12 KBSL games she had 6.9ppg, 9.5rpg, 1.6apg, 1.7spg and 1.0bpg.
Her team was regular season runner-up in Turkish TKB2L Group D in 2015.
Gurcavdi has played previously for four other teams: Zeytinli, Hatay, Edirne and Ormanspor.

Canik Belediyesi Samsun roster for 2017-2018:

Yasemin Dalgalar
Aija Putnina
Avery Warley
Ayse Gurcavdi
Ceren Gokdemir

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gokdemir re-signs at Samsun - by Eurobasket News

Canik Belediyesi Samsun (KBSL) confirmed in their roster 25-year old Ceren Gokdemir (92, agency: 1andBox Sports Agency). She played there last season. But in 5 KBSL games she had just 1.0ppg.
Gokdemir ended the previous (2015-16) season at Bursa BSB (TKBL) where in four games she recorded 4.5ppg, 4.5rpg, 4.8apg and 1.3spg. But the most of that year she spent at Cankaya (TKBL). In 20 games she averaged only 2.2ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.6apg and 1.0spg.
Gokdemir won TKB2L Group C Regular Season in 2014.
She has played previously for two other teams: Mersin Uni and Mersin Kurtulus.

Canik Belediyesi Samsun roster for 2017-2018:

Yasemin Dalgalar
Aija Putnina
Avery Warley
Ceren Gokdemir

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Bornova keeps Firat for another season - by Eurobasket News

Bornova Becker (TKBL) re-signed 27-year old forward Duygu Firat (189-90, agency: 1andBox Sports Agency). She played there last season. In 10 TKBL games she recorded 6.4ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.6apg. Firat also played that season for Yakin Dogu Universitesi B.G.D.. But in 6 Eurocup games she averaged just 1.8ppg and 2.0rpg.
Among other achievements she won Turkish TBBL championship title for two years in a row (2008 and 2009). Firat received also Eurobasket.com Turkish TKB2L All-Domestic Players Team award back in 2014.
She represented Turkey at the European Championships U20 in Gdynia (Poland) eight years ago. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 0.9ppg.
Firat has played previously for six other teams: Fenerbahce, Mersin BSB, Burhaniye Bld, Adana ASKI Mersin, TED Ankara and Hatay.

Bornova Becker roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Asena Yalcin
Kubra Erat

Forwards:
Adrijana Knezevic
Saziye Ivegin
Duygu Firat

Center:
Michelle Snow

Coach: Ceyhun Yildizoglu

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Marginean comes back to Abdullah Gul - by Lior Hai

Abdullah Gul University Kayseri (KBSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old Romanian international forward Gabriela Marginean (182-87, college: Drexel, agency: LBM Management). It is actually her comeback to Kayseri as she has played here before. Marginean has played for the last two years at Avenida in Spanish LFB league. In 29 games she recorded 6.1ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.0spg last season. She helped them to win the LFB title (twice) and the Supercup (also twice). Marginean also played 16 games in Euroleague where she averaged 5.6ppg and 1.8rpg. She contributed to her team making it to the quarterfinals.
In 2010 Marginean was drafted by Minnesota Lynx (WNBA) in third round (26th overall).
The former Drexel University staris in her eighth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Marginean received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships Honorable Mention award in 2015.
She has been also a member of Romanian international program for some years. Marginean has regularly played for Romanian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2005 and 2007.
She also represented Romania at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 12.7ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.0apg, 2.2spg, FGP: 37.8%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 88.9%.
Marginean is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in France (Arras), Greece (Panathinaikos), Turkey (Istanbul Uni) and Romania (CSM Targoviste).
The scouts decsribe her following way: A quick SF with great outside scoring skills. Has a good timing for the offensive rebounds too.

Abdullah Gul University Kayseri roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Nilay Kartaltepe

Forwards:
Gabriela Marginean
Danielle Page
Melis Gulcan
Ilknur Yildizhan

Centers:
Marianna Tolo
Gizem Sezer

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Abdullah Gul signs Marianna Tolo, ex Canberra C. - by Lior Hai

Abdullah Gul University Kayseri (KBSL) signed 28-year old Australian international center Marianna Tolo (196-89, agency: ProDep Management). She played this summer at Canberra Capitals Academy in Australian SEABL-East. In 5 games she had very impressive stats: 19.4ppg, 9.2rpg, 2.8apg, 2.2spg and 1.8bpg. The last season Tolo played at Canberra Capitals in SEABL where in 24 games she was third best scorer with remarkable 18.1ppg and averaged 8.5rpg (#3 in the league), 2.4apg and 2.4bpg. Quite impressive season as she was named to Australiabasket.com All-Australian WNBL 1st Team.
She won French LFB championship title in 2015.
Tolo has been also a member of Australian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Australian senior team since 2009 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2007.
Tolo represented Australia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 7.2ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 53.1%, FT: 81.8%.
Tolo has played on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). She has played previously professionally also in France (Bourges and Pays d'Aix), WNBA (Los Angeles Sparks) and Australia (Australian Institute of Sport).

Abdullah Gul University Kayseri roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Nilay Kartaltepe

Forwards:
Danielle Page
Melis Gulcan
Ilknur Yildizhan

Centers:
Marianna Tolo
Gizem Sezer

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Danielle Page (ex Sopron Basket) agreed terms with Abdullah Gul - by Lior Hai

Abdullah Gul University Kayseri (KBSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old American-Serbian international forward Danielle Page (188-86, college: Nebraska). Who don't palyed last year.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Tango Bourges Basket in French LFB. The team played in three different competitions, and Page was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 30 games she recorded 9.9ppg, 7.0rpg and 2.3apg. She helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team. Page also played 14 games in Euroleague where she averaged 8.5ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.6apg, 1.0spg and 1.3bpg. She also played 6 games in Eurocup where she had 9.2ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.2bpg.
Among other achievements Page received Eurobasket.com All-French LFB Import Player of the Year award back in 2014.
She also represented Serbia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 12.8ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.0apg, Steals-5 (3.0spg), 1.5bpg, FGP: 65.2%, 3PT: 44.4%, FT: 69.2%.
Page is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in Bulgaria, Israel, Poland and France (Challes les Eaux, Basket Landes and Lyon) and Hungary (ZTE Noi Kosarlabda Klub).
Page attended University of Nebraska until 2008 and it will be her tenth season in pro basketball.

Abdullah Gul University Kayseri roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Nilay Kartaltepe

Forwards:
Danielle Page
Melis Gulcan
Ilknur Yildizhan

Center:
Gizem Sezer

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Abdullah Gul inks Melis Gulcan - by Eurobasket News

Abdullah Gul University Kayseri (KBSL) agreed terms with 21-year old small forward Melis Gulcan (186-96, agency: 1x1 Sports). She has played for the last two seasons at Fenerbahce in the KBSL. In 20 games she had just 2.4ppg and 1.3rpg last season. Gulcan helped them to make it to both league and Supercup final after they ended regular season as second best team. She also played 4 games in Euroleague where she recorded only 2.5ppg and 1.5rpg.
Despite young age Gulcan had impressive career. She was voted Eurobasket.com Turkish TKBL All-Domestic Players Team in 2016.
She represented Turkey at the European Championships U20 in Matosinhos (Portugal) last year. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 14.3ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 41.8%, 3PT: 13.6%, FT: 89.7%.

Abdullah Gul University Kayseri roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Nilay Kartaltepe

Forwards:
Melis Gulcan
Ilknur Yildizhan

Center:
Gizem Sezer

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Team Bonding and Community Service in Northeast Florida - by Willie McCray

Three teams, One organization, One common goal, to help St. Phillips Episcopal Church located in Jacksonville, Florida get ready for its 135th Anniversary. The players from the Jacksonville Beach Lady Panthers, the Jacksonville Lady Tigers, and the Ocala Lady Bobcats gathered together to help St. Phillips clean, shine brass, wipe down pews, set-up the reception hall, and numerous other tasks in preparation of celebrating 135 years of existence. Father Hugh Chapman Rector, of St. Phillips, welcomed the assistance with open arms, and was pleasantly entertained by the young ladies and their singing skills, personalities, and their re-enactment of praise dances to say the least.
It is my goal as founder of S.W.A.A.G. (Sisters With Aptitude, Attitude, & Game) to not only achieve their basketball goals, but also to get them to see the importance of giving back to the people and communities that support them. St. Phillips is a church with largely an older congregation and they often are not able to put the TLC needed in routine up keep and maintenance of the church. Therefore, as owner of the organization, I felt that it would be the perfect bonding activity as well the perfect community service project.
La Schelle Brown - Owner
S.W.A.A.G. EMPIRE, INC.



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Fever cut Nadia Colhado - by Eurobasket News

Indiana Fever cut 28-year old Brazilian international center Nadia Colhado (193-84kg-89, agency: ProDep Management). Colhado played there last season. But in 5 WNBA games she averaged just 0.4ppg.
The last season she played at IDK Gipuzkoa Universidad del Pais Vasco in Spanish LFB where in 22 games she was fourth best scorer with impressive 16.0ppg and recorded 9.2rpg (#4 in the league) and 1.1spg. A very good season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB 2nd Team.
Colhado has been also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Brazilian senior team since 2009 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2007.
Colhado represented Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 1.3ppg, 1.0rpg.
Colhado has quite traveled the world as her pro career brought her to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Colhado has played previously professionally in Brazil (Santo Andre, Sao Caetano, Divino/COC/Jundiai, Sao Jose and Recife), other WNBA team (Atlanta Dream) and Ecuador (Universidad Tecnologica Equinoc. Quito).

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