EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 7/7/2017 4:04:03 AM

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  ABA LEAGUE  



Subotic left Buducnost - by Eurobasket News

27-year old forward Bojan Subotic (203-90) left KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica (Erste Liga). He has played there for the last four years. Subotic played there also last season. In 8 Eurocup games he had 7.0ppg and 4.1rpg. He played there also last season. Subotic also played 29 games in ABA League where he recorded 6.6ppg and 3.2rpg. He played there also last season. And finally Subotic contributed to 9 games in Erste Liga where he averaged 7.3ppg and 3.8rpg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice).
Subotic managed to play in three leagues last year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Subotic was voted Eurobasket.com All-Montenegrin League Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Montenegrin League Center of the Year in 2016.
He represented Montenegro at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 5.4ppg, 3.1rpg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 8.3%, FT: 85.7%.
Subotic has played also professionally in Serbia (Crvena Zvezda and FMP II Beograd).
On Subotic: A promising forward, who plays in the 4 position, but who can easily move to the 3 thanks to soft hands and nice outside shooting.

KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nemanja Gordic
Suad Sehovic
Kyle Gibson

Forward:
Viktor Vujisic

Center:
Danilo Nikolic

Coach: Aleksandar Dzikic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kyle Gibson (ex Gravelines) joins Buducnost - by Eurobasket News

KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica (Erste Liga) added to their roster 30-year old American guard Kyle Gibson (196-87, college: Louisiana Tech, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral in French ProA. In 32 games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 16.8ppg and averaged 2.8rpg and 2.3apg. Gibson also played 11 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had very remarkable stats: 16.3ppg, 3.9rpg and 2.4apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Telenet BC Oostende (Scooore League) in Belgium. In 39 games he recorded 12.9ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.9apg. Gibson helped them to win the league title (twice) and the Supercup (also twice). A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Forward of the Year, named to All-Imports Team and named to 2nd Team. Gibson also played 15 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 11.5ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.0apg.
Gibson has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
He has played previously professionally in Italy (Roma Virtus and The Flexx Pistoia) and NBA G League (Canton Charge).
Gibson attended Louisiana Tech University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.
On Gibson: Very talented guard. Can play almost 3 positions being primary a SG. Has NBA 3pont range but he can also put it on the floor and slash to the basket. He has a scorer's mentality.

KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nemanja Gordic
Suad Sehovic
Kyle Gibson

Forward:
Viktor Vujisic

Center:
Danilo Nikolic

Coach: Aleksandar Dzikic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ARGENTINA  

Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Tucker, Estudian.21.9 
 2. Green, Instituto19.9 
 3. Solano, Echague19.8 
 4. Sims, Regatas C.18.8 
 5. Deck, San Lorenzo18.1 
 6. Quinteros, Regat.18.0 
 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. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.9 
 6. Justiz, Estudian.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 


Orresta re-signs at Estudiantes Concordia - by Eurobasket News

Estudiantes Concordia (LigaA) confirmed in their roster 24-year old point guard Sebastian Orresta (188-93). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 58 LigaA games he recorded 6.1ppg, 4.0rpg and 3.2apg last season.
Orresta won Argentinian TNA championship title in 2013.
He has played previously for Lanus.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Jure is back at Barrio Parque - by Eurobasket News

Barrio Parque de Cordoba (TNA) agreed terms with 26-year old point guard Agustin Jure (183-91). It is actually his comeback to Cordoba as he has played here before. Jure played last season at Parque Sur in the TNA. In 41 games he had 10.1ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.9apg. Jure helped them to win the regular season.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Ciclista where in 37 TNA games he recorded 9.9ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.3apg.
Jure has played previously for three other teams: Atenas, Atletico Olimpia Catamarca and 9 de Julio.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Argentinian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Argentinian National Team 2017
#s#
Facundo Campazzo
Campazzo
Nicolas Laprovittola
Laprovittola
Luca Vildoza
Vildoza
Jose Vildoza
Vildoza
Nicolas Brussino
Brussino
#e#5
Facundo Campazzo 181-PG-91 UCAM Murcia Spain
Nicolas Laprovittola 193-PG-90 Baskonia Spain
Luca Vildoza 190-G-95 Quilmes MP Argentina
Jose Vildoza 190-PG-96 Trotamundos Venezuela
Nicolas Brussino 202-G/F-93 Dallas M. USA
Lucio Redivo 183-G-94 RETAbet BB Spain
Maximo Fjellerup 195-G-97 Weber Bahia Argentina
Eric Flor 186-G-93 Quilmes MP Argentina
Patricio Garino 198-G/F-93 Orlando M. USA
Gabriel Deck 199-F-95 San Lorenzo Argentina
Juan Pablo Vaulet 198-SF-96 Weber Bahia Argentina
Erik Thomas 196-F-95 New Orleans USA
Javier Saiz 206-PF-94 Regatas C. Argentina
Luis Scola 206-F/C-80 Brooklyn N. USA
Marcos Delia 211-C-92 UCAM Murcia Spain
Roberto Acuna 208-C-90 Penarol Argentina
Tayavek Gallizzi 205-F/C-93 La Union Argentina
Francisco Caffaro 213-C-00 BA CoE Australia

Sergio Hernandez Head Coach Penarol Argentina



LigaA Round 2 of Finals. San Lorenzo celebrate second consecutive win - by Eurobasket News

San Lorenzo - Regatas C. 103-76

San Lorenzo cruised past Regatas Corrientes to open 2-0 advantage in the championship series. The game without a history. San Lorenzo led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Regatas Corrientes' players. The best player for the winners was international forward Gabriel Deck (199-95) who scored 27 points (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field). The former international Marcos Mata (201-86) chipped in 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. 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. Guard Juan Arengo (190-96) produced 22 points and 4 assists and the former international forward Fabian Ramirez (193-90) added 19 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
San Lorenzo: G.Deck 27+2reb+2ast, M.Mata 16+8reb+5ast, N.Aguirre 16+3reb+6ast, C.Matias Sandes 12+3reb+3ast, J.Meyinsse 7+4reb, M.Calfani 7+8reb
Regatas C.: J.Arengo 22+1reb+4ast, F.Ramirez 19+5reb, F.Martina 12+4reb, S.Vidal 11+2reb+8ast, C.Troutman 9+5reb, J.Saiz 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 549053





Fabi re-signs at Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria - by Eurobasket News

Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 26-year old naturalized Argentinian swingman Agustin Fabi (199-91). He played there last season. In 33 Serie A2 games he had 12.8ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.4apg and 1.4spg.
The previous (15-16) season Fabi played at Treviso Basket (Serie A) where in 37 games he recorded 7.6ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.9apg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Fabi won Italian LNP Silver championship title in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian LNP Silver Honorable Mention in 2015.
Fabi has played previously for three other teams: Benetton Treviso, Treviglio and Patti.
On Fabi: A talented player with a great instinct for shooting. Needs to improve his selection (sometimes he shots too much) and to improve his feet quickness.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Rodrigo Acuna agreed terms with Regatas CU - by Eurobasket News

Regatas de Concepcion del Uruguay (TFB) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old point guard Rodrigo Acuna (198-95) from Sarmiento.
The previous (15-16) season Acuna played at La Union (TNA). But in 38 games he recorded just 0.5ppg.
He has played previously for two other teams: Banda Norte and San Martin Corrientes.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @buddingmartin)

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Fuenlabrada agreed terms with head coach Nestor Garcia, ex Quimsa - by Eurobasket News

Montakit Fuenlabrada (Liga Endesa) hired experienced 52-year old Argentinian coach Nestor Garcia. He coached most recently at Quimsa in Argentinian LigaA.
The previous (15-16) season Garcia coached at Guaros (LPB) in Venezuelan league. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements Garcia won Liga Americas championship title in 2016. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Liga Americas Coach of the Year award in 2016. Garcia used to coach Venezuelan National Team back in 2016.
He is a very experienced coach. Garcia has coached also professionally in Brazil, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Uruguay and Venezuela (Guaros de Lara 2 and Guaiqueries) and Argentina (Boca Juniors).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mateo Bolivar agreed terms with Estudiantes Concordia - by Eurobasket News

Estudiantes Concordia (LigaA) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old shooting guard Mateo Bolivar (187-92) from Argentino. In 57 LigaA games he recorded 9.2ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.2apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Bolivar played at San Martin Corrientes where in 60 LigaA games he averaged 7.1ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.3apg.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Liga Sudamericana in 2015. Bolivar received also Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
He was a member of Argentinian U18 National Team in 2010.
Bolivar has played previously for three other teams: Ciclista, Firmat FC Santa Fe and Villa Angela.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Coach Demti is back at Quimsa - by Eurobasket News

Asociacion Quimsa Santiago del Estero (LigaA) agreed terms with 49-year old coach Fabio Demti. It is actually his comeback to Santiado Estero as he used to coach here before. Demti coached most recently at Lanus in Argentinian TFB league. He also coached for Hebraica (LUB) in Uruguayan league that season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Demti was voted Latinbasket.com All-Liga Americas Coach of the Year back in 2011.
He has coached previously two other Argentina teams: Libertad Sunchales and La Union.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @PickandRollWeb)

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Novar Gadson agreed terms with Boca Jrs - by Eurobasket News

Aerochaco Boca Juniors Capital Feder (LigaA) inked 28-year old American guard Novar Gadson (201-99kg-89, college: Rider, agency: DTMones) from Argentino. In 57 LigaA games in Argentina he recorded very impressive stats: 16.1ppg, 4.9rpg and 2.3apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Gadson was tested by Kaposvari in Hungarian A Division. But in three games he averaged just 1.3ppg and 1.7rpg.
Among other achievements his team was regular season runner-up in MAAC in 2011. Gadson received also All-MAAC 2nd Team award back in 2011 at his college time.
Gadson is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Gadson has played previously professionally in Belgium (Spirou Charleroi), Italy (Treviglio), Lebanon (Beirut) and Lithuania (Nevezis).
He attended Rider University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Gadson's game is described as: A very good rebound grabber at both ends of the court, he can play in 3 and 4 poistions as well. He's almost unstoppable in open court situations and can hit the basket from behind the 3-pts arch. He's very athletic and solid and can easily beat his opponent 1-vs-1.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Quilmes Mar del Plata keeps Ruiz for another season - by Eurobasket News

Quilmes Mar del Plata (LigaA) re-signed 29-year old shooting guard Enzo Ruiz (193-88, agency: DTMones). He played there last season. In 56 LigaA games he averaged 12.1ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.3apg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Ruiz spent at Instituto where in 14 LigaA games he had 6.3ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.0apg. He also spent pre-season at Olimpico de La Banda that year.
Ruiz's team won Argentinian TNA Regular Season in 2009.
He was a member of Argentinian U18 National Team back in 2006.
Ruiz has played previously professionally also in Paraguay (Sacachispas) and Argentina (Weber Bahia, Libertad Sunchales, Lanus, Sionista and Asociacion Espanola).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: Enzo is a very clever player that always finds space in the right time. He can take the ball hands and single handedly dismantled the opponents. Enzo is not super athletic but deserves serious attention in the future to come, his intelligence and classic style has a place anywhere, his determination and attitude is 100% and his ambition can take him to a secure future.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Chaz Crawford joins La Union - by Eurobasket News

La Union Formosa (LigaA) added to their roster 33-year old American power forward Chaz Crawford (207-107kg-84, college: Drexel, agency: DTMones). The last season Crawford played at Argentino. In 56 LigaA games he had 11.7ppg, 10.4rpg, 1.3apg, 1.1spg and 1.5bpg.
In 2007 he was drafted by Delaware Stars (USBL) in fourth round (40th overall).
The former Drexel University staris in his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Argentinian LigaA championship title in 2015. Crawford was also voted USBasket.com All-PBL 2nd Team back in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Crawford's career allowed him to visit four different continents, while he played in seven different countries. Crawford tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Sweden (Solna Vikings), Turkey (Pinar Karsiyaka and Usak Sportlif), PBL (Rochester RazorSharks), D-League (Springfield A.), Ecuador (ComuniKT) and Thailand (PEA).

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La Union tabs Tayavek Gallizzi - by Eurobasket News

La Union Formosa (LigaA) inked 24-year old international power forward Tayavek Gallizzi (205-93) from Quimsa. In 55 LigaA games he averaged 6.1ppg and 3.1rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Gallizzi played at Quilmes where in 56 LigaA games he had 7.1ppg and 4.8rpg.
His team made it to the LigaA Semifinals in 2015.
Gallizzi has been also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Argentinian senior team since 2014 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2011.
Gallizzi also represented Argentina at the FIBA Americas in Mexico two years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 7 games: 1.7ppg, 1.4rpg.
Gallizzi has played previously for Villa Angela.
His game is described as: A combative inside player with good athletic skills. Puts a lot of energy in his game and is a good rebounder at both ends of the court. Has good offensive skills shoulders to the basket and is a solid defender with a nice timing for blocking the opponents' shots.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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  AUSTRALIA  


Team China hold off gallant All-Australian Team in tour opener - by Eurobasket News

The CPA Australia NBL All-Australian Team has lost the opening game of its three-match Tour of China on Wednesday with Team China holding on for a tense 68-66 victory in Beijing. The NBL All-Australian Team started strongly to open an 18-10 lead by late in the first quarter and were still up against the hosts by a point at half-time despite having gone to the free-throw line just twice. From there little separated the two teams throughout the second half with Team China's six-point lead with 40 seconds remaining on the clock the biggest of the second half. But a Jeremy Kendle steal and lay in with 22 seconds left kept the NBL representative team alive and just two points down. A couple of free-throws for China saw the hosts up by four before Jerome Randle made two at the line after being fouled attempting a three. He deliberately missed the third but it didn't come off. Again, though, the All-Australian team had one more opportunity after forcing a turnover with 1.9 seconds. Jesse Wagstaff's in-bounds pass didn't connect with Daniel Kickert (208-C/F-83, college: St.Mary's, CA), though, and Team China held on to win 68-66. Kickert top-scored for the NBL All-Australian team with 18 points and five rebounds. He hit 4-of-6 from downtown. Randle added 13 points for the visitors, Todd Blanchfield (200-F/G-91) eight and Kendle seven. Qian Wu (190-G-94) starred for Team China with 25 points on the back of 7-of-8 from three-point range. NBL All-Australian coach Rob Beveridge was proud of his team's efforts. 'I thought it was just a wonderful competition between two nations that are looking to prepare for the Asian Cup,' Beveridge said. 'We are both at the start of a lot of our preparation and I was extremely happy with how we competed in the game despite losing.' It was a fresh-looking CPA Australia NBL All-Australian featuring the likes of rising stars Mitchell McCarron (191-G-92, college: Metro St.) and Nick Kay, NBL stalwarts Wagstaff, David Barlow (205-F-83, college: Metro St.), Kickert, Blanchfield and Tom Jervis (211-C-87, college: Troy). Then there is Lucas Walker (202-F-84, college: St.Mary's, CA) back as a full contracted player with the Perth Wildcats for 2017/18, Kendle who is looking for a home for the upcoming season and they are all led by Adelaide 36ers superstar Randle. They started strongly too and led 18-10 with just over two minutes left in the first quarter on the back of a triple from Kendle. The Australian team only went to free-throw line twice in the entire first half and while China had a plethora more trips, the visitors did well to lead 32-31 at half-time. Consecutive three-pointers for China to Qian saw the home team take the lead midway through the third quarter. But scores were tied at 44-apiece heading into the fourth term. Both teams had their chance to build potentially match-winning leads in the final period. The first chance went to the All-Australian line-up who led by five after five quick Kickert points with 3:22 remaining. A couple of bizarre offensive foul calls soon changed that and Team China went on an 11-0 run to lead 64-58 with 40 seconds left. China then led 64-58 but the Australian side wasn't done with yet. New Sydney King Blanchfield nailed a triple and then Randle made one at the line. By the time Kendle pulled off a steal and scored, the margin was just two with 22.4 seconds remaining. Team China hit a couple at the line to steady but then Randle was fouled attempting a three with 4.6 seconds left. When he air balled the third while trying to deliberately miss, the game looked over but China turned over the in-bounds pass. But the NBL All-Australian team couldn't capitalise with Team China winning the opening game with the second to be played on Friday night and third on Sunday.
Courtesy of: nbl.com.au



Vishesh Bhriguvanshi (ex Bengaluru) is a newcomer at 36ers - by Hugh McAuliffe

Adelaide 36ers (NBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Indian international forward Vishesh Bhriguvanshi (195-98kg-91). He played this summer at Bengaluru in Indian UBA League. In 10 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 30.9ppg and had 8.5rpg (#5 in the league), 9.4apg (top 2) and 1.5spg. Bhriguvanshi helped them to make it to the final. Great season indeed as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Indian UBA 1st Team and to the All-Star Game.
He won Maldives League championship title in 2016.
Bhriguvanshi has been also a member of Indian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Indian senior team since 2009 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2008.
Bhriguvanshi represented India at the Asian Championships in Changsha-Hunan (China) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 14.2ppg, 3.7rpg, Assists-2 (4.8apg), 1.8spg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 33.9%, FT: 77.3%.
Bhriguvanshi has played previously professionally in India (N.W. Railway, ONGC Uttarakhand Dehradoon and Young Cagers) and Maldives (T-Rex Basketball Club).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  AUSTRIA  


BC Raiffeisen Flyers Wels sign ABL MVAP Davor Lamesic - by Stefan Prager

The new founded BC Raiffeisen Flyers Wels have signed last seasons MVAP Davor Lamesic (205-PF-83, agency: Interperformances) on a two year contract. Lamesic is the fourth player the Flyers have signed from predecessor club WBC Wels whose ABL license the Flyers overtook in a transfer. Besides Lamesic Thomas Csebits, Ervin Zulic and Oscar Schmit have also comitted to the Flyers. Lamesic who has 598 ABL games under his belt played a strong season last year leading Wels to the ABL semifinals after a troubled season. He put up 17.2 ppg and 7.8 rpg per contest and shot 52% FG which earned him the third Most Valuable Austrian Player trophy of his career. Lamesic came to Wels in 2008. It will be his 10th season for Wels. Now it's just the Flyers and not the WBC anymore.


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  BARBADOS  


Sonics and Cavaliers stay alive in semifinal series - by Eurobasket News

Sonics and Cavaliers evened their respective semifinal series.
Sonics overcame Lakers 85:75 to knot things up in the semifinal series. Lakers jumped to a 43:30 halftime lead. But Sonics unloaded 55 points in the second half to steal a vital victory. Akeem Marsh (206-F/C-87) scored 28 points and grabbed 9 boards for the winners. Jamar King tossed in 22 points for Sonics. Keefe Birkett (183-G-88) tallied 26 points for Lakers.
Cavaliers also remained alive in the series versus Pinelands. Cavaliers registered a 74:65 victory in Game 2. The third decisive game in the series is scheduled for July 8th.



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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


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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  BELGIUM  


Chris Dowe (ex Brussels) is a newcomer at Pau-Lacq-Orthez - by Eurobasket News

Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez (ProA) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American swingman Chris Dowe (193-86kg-91, college: Bellarmine). He played most recently at Basic-Fit Brussels in Belgian Euromillions League. In 47 games he recorded 12.7ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.5apg and 1.2spg last season. Dowe helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. He also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 12.8ppg, 4.6rpg and 3.8apg.
The previous (15-16) season Dowe played at Hyeres-Toulon (ProB). In 34 games he had 13.1ppg, 5.7rpg, 3.7apg and 1.4spg. He contributed to his team winning the league title (twice). Great season indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Defensive Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team.
Dowe has played also professionally in Germany (SG Schwelmer Baskets), Portugal (Sampaense) and France (Aix Maurienne).
He attended Bellarmine University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Taquan Dean
Yannick Bokolo
Chris Dowe
Elie Okobo

Forwards:
Jean-Michel Mipoka
Vitalis Chikoko
Leopold Cavaliere

Center:
Alain Koffi

Coach: Serge Crevecoeur

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BENIN  


Beninese National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Cyde Dovonou84Aspac Benin
Emmanuel Lougbegnon 93 Aspac Benin

Romaric Quenum 200-SF-85 Aspac Benin
Matino Amino Aspac Benin
Brice Hounnou 84 Aspac Benin
Enock Gandjeto 97 Aspac Benin
Joel Houessou 88 Aspac Benin
Afiz Yarou Aspac Benin
Ghikel Sagbohan 93 Aspac Benin
Romario Akpachi 93 Elan S. Benin
Vivien Tossou 93 Elan S. Benin
Joel Gnimassou Elan S. Benin
Arnold Yacoubou G/F-88 Elan S. Benin
Roland Kalim Adjado Elan S. Benin
Adeshoukou Odou 96 Elan S. Benin
Cedric Capo Renaissance Benin
Abasse Alabode Renaissance Benin
Francois Guedou Renaissance Benin
Aime Montcho Renaissance Benin
Serge Adeossi Renaissance Benin
Olaoumi Worou 93 Renaissance Benin
Moussa Diene Renaissance Benin




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  BOSNIA  


Bosnia and Herzegovina U16 preliminary roster - by Miljan Veskovic

U16 National Team head coach Dejan Bodiroga has announced the preleminary roster for the upcoming B division European Championship. Training camp rosters are divided in two groups. Following 15 players will start 4 days earlier:

Mihajlo Neskovic, Karlo Zelenika, Ognjen Markovic, Milan Manojlovic, Haris Dedajic, Harun Huseinpasic, Alija Islamovic, Amar Mehic, Ante Kovac, Ante Maras, Marko Przovic, Dario Dragicevic, Vedran Stokanovic, Djordje Pantic i Denis Korman.

After these 4 days, the chosen players will be added to the main group which consists of following players:

Sasa Antunovic, Djordje Topolovic, Kosta Kondic, Tarik Biberovic, Timur Krupalija, Nino Herenda, Nikola Micic, Mirza Kusturica, Stefan Milosevic, Deni Radak.

European Champioship will be held in Bulgaria from 10 to 19th August.




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  BRAZIL  


Banco di Srd adds Tavernari to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Banco di Sardegna Sassari (Serie A) added to their roster 30-year old Brazilian ex-international small forward Jonathan Tavernari (197-99kg-87, college: BYU). He played last season at Mens Sana 1871 Siena (Serie A2). In 30 games he had 10.3ppg and 4.7rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Tavernari played at BCC Corvengenze Agropoli (also in Serie A2) where in 26 games he recorded 13.3ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.0apg.
He was voted All-MWC Sixth Man of the Year back in 2010 at his college time.
Tavernari was also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. He played for Brazilian Senior National Team between 2008 and 2010 and previously for U16 National Team in 2003.
Tavernari also represented Brazil at the South American Championships in Colombia seven years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 5 games: 10.8ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 57.1%, 3PT: 50.0%.
Tavernari has played previously professionally in Italy (The Flexx Pistoia, Angelico Biella, Scafati and Tortona) and Brazil (Pinheiros and Pinheiros).
He attended Brigham Young University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.
On Tavernari: A skilled perimeter player with great physical presence that allows him to defend well on the 3 and 4 positions. Has deep range and an excellent shooting touch. Can create his own shot out from dribble or shot out from screens.

Banco di Sardegna Sassari roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giacomo DeVecchi
Wiliam Hatcher
Rok Stipcevic
Scott Bamforth
Levi Randolph

Forwards:
Jonathan Tavernari
Achille Polonara
Dyshawn Pierre
Shawn Jones

Center:
Darko Planinic

Coach: Federico Pasquini

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CANADA  


Kelly Olynyk signs at Miami Heat - by Eurobasket News

Miami Heat landed 26-year old Canadian power forward Kelly Olynyk (213-108kg-91, college: Gonzaga) from Boston Celtics. Olynyk has played there for the last four years. In 93 NBA games in USA he averaged 9.1ppg, 4.5rpg and 2.0apg last season. Olynyk helped them to win the Atlantic Division title.
In 2013 he was drafted by Dallas Mavericks in first round (13th overall). The former Gonzaga University standoutis in his fifth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he received Latinbasket.com All-FIBA Americas 2nd Team award in 2015.
Olynyk was also a member of Canadian international program for some years. He played for Canadian Senior National Team between 2010 and 2015 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2009.
Olynyk also represented Canada at the FIBA Americas in Mexico two years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 10 games: 11.9ppg, Reb-5 (7.5rpg), 2.3apg, FGP: 60.4%, 3PT: 43.5%, FT: 83.3%.
Let's have closer look into Olynyk's outlook: He has a very nice back to the basket game and can be very crafty. Kelly can also face up and knock it in with proficiency. He uses good positioning to grab a nice share of rebounds. A hard worker, Kelly hustles after loose balls, dives on the floor, and will get physical in the paint. He's very coachable, a player who knows his role on the team.

Miami Heat roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Zak Irvin

Forwards:
James Johnson
Kelly Olynyk
Sebastian Saiz
Bam Adebayo

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CHINA  


Team China hold off gallant All-Australian Team in tour opener - by Eurobasket News

The CPA Australia NBL All-Australian Team has lost the opening game of its three-match Tour of China on Wednesday with Team China holding on for a tense 68-66 victory in Beijing. The NBL All-Australian Team started strongly to open an 18-10 lead by late in the first quarter and were still up against the hosts by a point at half-time despite having gone to the free-throw line just twice. From there little separated the two teams throughout the second half with Team China's six-point lead with 40 seconds remaining on the clock the biggest of the second half. But a Jeremy Kendle steal and lay in with 22 seconds left kept the NBL representative team alive and just two points down. A couple of free-throws for China saw the hosts up by four before Jerome Randle made two at the line after being fouled attempting a three. He deliberately missed the third but it didn't come off. Again, though, the All-Australian team had one more opportunity after forcing a turnover with 1.9 seconds. Jesse Wagstaff's in-bounds pass didn't connect with Daniel Kickert (208-C/F-83, college: St.Mary's, CA), though, and Team China held on to win 68-66. Kickert top-scored for the NBL All-Australian team with 18 points and five rebounds. He hit 4-of-6 from downtown. Randle added 13 points for the visitors, Todd Blanchfield (200-F/G-91) eight and Kendle seven. Qian Wu (190-G-94) starred for Team China with 25 points on the back of 7-of-8 from three-point range. NBL All-Australian coach Rob Beveridge was proud of his team's efforts. 'I thought it was just a wonderful competition between two nations that are looking to prepare for the Asian Cup,' Beveridge said. 'We are both at the start of a lot of our preparation and I was extremely happy with how we competed in the game despite losing.' It was a fresh-looking CPA Australia NBL All-Australian featuring the likes of rising stars Mitchell McCarron (191-G-92, college: Metro St.) and Nick Kay, NBL stalwarts Wagstaff, David Barlow (205-F-83, college: Metro St.), Kickert, Blanchfield and Tom Jervis (211-C-87, college: Troy). Then there is Lucas Walker (202-F-84, college: St.Mary's, CA) back as a full contracted player with the Perth Wildcats for 2017/18, Kendle who is looking for a home for the upcoming season and they are all led by Adelaide 36ers superstar Randle. They started strongly too and led 18-10 with just over two minutes left in the first quarter on the back of a triple from Kendle. The Australian team only went to free-throw line twice in the entire first half and while China had a plethora more trips, the visitors did well to lead 32-31 at half-time. Consecutive three-pointers for China to Qian saw the home team take the lead midway through the third quarter. But scores were tied at 44-apiece heading into the fourth term. Both teams had their chance to build potentially match-winning leads in the final period. The first chance went to the All-Australian line-up who led by five after five quick Kickert points with 3:22 remaining. A couple of bizarre offensive foul calls soon changed that and Team China went on an 11-0 run to lead 64-58 with 40 seconds left. China then led 64-58 but the Australian side wasn't done with yet. New Sydney King Blanchfield nailed a triple and then Randle made one at the line. By the time Kendle pulled off a steal and scored, the margin was just two with 22.4 seconds remaining. Team China hit a couple at the line to steady but then Randle was fouled attempting a three with 4.6 seconds left. When he air balled the third while trying to deliberately miss, the game looked over but China turned over the in-bounds pass. But the NBL All-Australian team couldn't capitalise with Team China winning the opening game with the second to be played on Friday night and third on Sunday.
Courtesy of: nbl.com.au



Smith's 64-point game gives him NBL Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

26-year old point guard Russ Smith (183-PG-91) had a great game in the last round for Luoyang and receives a Asia-basket.com NBL Player of the Week award for round 4.
He had the game-high 64 points adding six rebounds and six assists for Luoyang as his team lost the game against Hebei X. (1-3) 120-126. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on top of the standings. Luoyang moved-up to the 12th position in Chinese NBL. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 3 games and recorded just one victory. In the team's last game Smith had a remarkable nine three-pointers out of 21 attempts. He has many years of experience at Luoyang, through which he has constantly improved. University of Louisville graduate has very impressive stats this year. Smith is league's best scorer averaging so far 56.0ppg. Smith is in league's top in and averages solid 4.3spg and 55.1% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Chris Johnson (210-PF-85) of Anhui. He is American forward in his first season at Anhui. In the last game Johnson recorded impressive double-double of 38 points and 25 rebounds. Of course he led Anhui to another comfortable win 123-110 over the higher-ranked Lhasa (#1, 3-1) being unquestionably team leader. Anhui's 8th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 2-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Johnson is one of the most experienced players at Anhui and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 33.0ppg (#8). He also registered 21.3 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Brandon Costner (206-F-87) of Hebei X. (#11). Costner got into 30-points club by scoring 32 points in the last round. He went also for twenty two rebounds . He was a key player of Hebei X., leading his team to a 126-120 win against Luoyang (1-3). Hebei X. can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-3 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Costner he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Costner has individually a great season in China. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 33.8ppg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Aubrey Coleman (193-G-87) of Chongqing - 31 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Charles Gaines (201-F-81) of Shaanxi W. - 35 points and 16 rebounds
6. Shannon Shorter (193-G-89) of Hebei X. - 25 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Vladyslav Koreniuk (210-C-94) of Chongqing - 34 points and 13 rebounds
8. Chris Otule (211-C-90) of Henan - 22 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Jonathan Gibson (188-PG-87) of Anhui - 39 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Sim Bhullar (226-C-92) of Guangxi - 22 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists

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



Beijing Ducks land Aaron Jackson, ex CSKA - by Eurobasket News

Shougang Beijing Ducks (CBA) tabbed 31-year old American guard Aaron Jackson (190-83kg-86, college: Duquesne). He has played for the last five years at CSKA Moscow in Russian VTB league. In 34 Euroleague games he averaged 7.6ppg, 1.4rpg and 3.6apg last season. Jackson helped them to make it to the Euroleague Final Four. He also played 32 games in VTB United League where he had 8.2ppg, 1.8rpg and 4.0apg. Jackson contributed to his team winning the VTB United League championship (twice) (also twice).
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Spanish ACB 3rd Team award back in 2012.
Jackson has played also professionally in Italy (Virtus Bologna), Turkey (Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye) and Spain (RETAbet Bilbao Basket).
He attended University of Duquesne until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Jackson's outlook: Can spend time in both the guard position, has good offensive skills, his team mentality allows him to be a good PG even at European level. He's enough tall and strong to succesfully guard the opposite SGs, in some seasons he could become a star at Euroleague level.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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  CROATIA  


Katic re-signs at Cedevita - by Eurobasket News

KK Cedevita Zagreb (A1) confirmed in their roster 25-year old international point guard Toni Katic (188-92, agency: XL Basketball Agency). He has played there for the last two seasons. Katic managed to play in three leagues last year. In 23 A1 games he had 7.8ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.9apg and 1.4spg. He helped them to win the league title (twice). Katic also played 14 games in Eurocup where he recorded 4.8ppg, 1.3rpg and 2.2apg. And finally he contributed to 29 games in ABA League where he averaged 4.9ppg, 1.3rpg and 2.4apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Katic was voted Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League 2nd Team in 2015.
He has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. Katic has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2012.
He also represented Croatia at the World Championships U19 in Latvia six years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 15.8ppg, 3.7rpg, Assists-4 (4.5apg), 1.3spg, FGP: 62.1%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 70.8%.
Katic has played previously professionally in Bosnia (Siroki Primorka).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hrvoje Vucic moves from Alkar to Cuore Napoli - by Zeljko Zule

Hrvoje Vucic (212-C-91, college: Walsh) will continue his career in Italy. He has inked a one-year deal with Serie A2 side Cuore Napole.
Vuciv spent last season with Alkar, for whom he averaged 16.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.3 blocks over 27 minutes in 26 Croatian A1 League games.
He grew up with Alkar and has already played for Cibona junior team before moving to America to play college basketball at Valparaiso and later Walsh (NCAA2) from 2010 to 2014. In the summer of that year, he returned to Croatia and joined Zagreb. The next season 2015-16 started with CS Dinamo Bucaresti in Romania and in January moved to Zabok.



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  CZECH REPUBLIC  


Martin Basta joins J.Hradec - by Eurobasket News

BK Lions Jindrichuv Hradec (NBL) added to their roster 25-year old guard Martin Basta (190-91kg-92) from Turi Svitavy. Basta has played there for the last three years. In 31 NBL games he had 3.4ppg last season. His team was regular season runner-up in Czech Republic 1.Liga.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Basta was voted Eurobasket.com All-Czech Republic 1Liga Honorable Mention in 2013 and 2016.
He has played previously for five other teams: Levharti Chomutov, BK Loko Plzen, BC Benesov, Kladno and MMCITE Brno.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  

Stats Leaders - LIDOBA

Points Per Game
 Gerardo SUERO
  Indios SFM
  (196-G-89)
  Avg: 27.7
 1. Suero, Indios SFM27.7 
 2. Gilder, Caneros LR23.8 
 3. Guzman, Soles SD21.4 
 4. Woodbury, Titanes .21.2 
 5. Santana, Titanes .19.5 
 6. Bailey, Reales LV19.3 
 7. Freeman, Caner.19.0 
 8. Glenn, Metros S.18.4 
 9. Gaines, Metros S.18.1 
 10. Miller, Leones SD17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jhonatan ARAUJO
  Leones SD
  (208-C-96)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Araujo, Leones SD11.1 
 2. Williams, Titanes .9.5 
 3. Shannon, Indios S.8.9 
 4. Santana, Titanes .8.8 
 5. Vargas, Metros S.8.1 
 6. Rhett, Leones SD7.9 
 7. Gilder, Caneros LR7.0 
 8. Glenn, Metros S.6.9 
 9. Hall, Soles SD6.9 
 10. Evangelista, Caner.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Juan CORONADO
  Reales LV
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Coronado, Reales LV6.3 
 2. Soliman, Caner.5.7 
 3. De-Leon, Metros S.5.4 
 4. Miller, Leones SD5.3 
 5. Suero, Indios SFM5.3 
 6. Fortuna, Leones SD3.9 
 7. Carter, Huracane.3.8 
 8. Suero, Indios SFM3.8 
 9. Rhett, Leones SD3.8 
 10. Ruiz, Soles SD3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Elpidio FORTUNA
  Leones SD
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Fortuna, Leones SD2.1 
 2. Suero, Indios SFM2.1 
 3. Suero, Indios SFM1.8 
 4. Beidler, Huracane.1.7 
 5. Rose, Huracanes PP1.7 
 6. Valdez, Huracane.1.6 
 7. De-Leon, Metros S.1.4 
 8. Fortuna, Titanes .1.4 
 9. Gilder, Caneros LR1.2 
 10. Santana, Titanes .1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Miguel EVANGELISTA
  Caner.
  (--91)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Evangelista, Caner.1.6 
 2. Okosun, Reales LV1.3 
 3. Shannon, Indios S.1.2 
 4. Vargas, Metros S.1.0 
 5. Santana, Titanes .0.9 
 6. Garcia, Indios SFM0.8 
 7. Beidler, Huracane.0.8 
 8. Glenn, Metros S.0.8 
 9. Suero, Indios SFM0.8 
 10. Rose, Huracanes PP0.7 


Dominican Rep. LNB round 16 best performance: Maurice Carter - by Eurobasket News

Naturalized American Guard Maurice Carter (183-G-83) had an amazing evening in the last round for second-ranked Huracanes PP, receiving a Usbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 16.
The 34-year old player was the main contributor (33 points and six assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Indios SFM (11-6) 90-79. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Huracanes PP is placed at 2nd position in Dominican Rep. LNB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Huracanes PP will need more victories to improve their 11-6 record. In the team's last game Carter had a remarkable four three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He has many years of experience at Huracanes PP, through which he has constantly improved. Maurice Carter averages this season 17.0ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was 33-year old Adris De Leon (180-PG-84) of league's leader Metros STGO. De Leon had a very good evening with 32 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Bad luck as Metros STGO was edged by slightly lower-ranked Huracanes PP (#2, 11-6) 96-95. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Metros STGO still maintains its place as the top team in the standings, even despite this loss. His team has currently 14-4 record. De Leon is one of the most experienced players at Metros STGO and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was Spanish center Jhonatan Araujo (208-C-96, agency: Basket Management Solutions) of Leones SD (#6). Araujo scored 20 points and grabbed twenty one rebounds (!!!). Despite Araujo's great performance Leones SD lost 75-84 to slightly higher-ranked Caneros LR (#4, 10-8). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Leones SD not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 11 games, recording just seven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Araujo could try to bring Leones SD's a little bit higher in the standings. Araujo has individually a great season in Dominican Republic. After 17 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 11.1rpg (#1 in league). Jhonatan Araujo has also Dominican Rep. passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Eloy Vargas (211-C-88) of Metros STGO - 17 points and 9 rebounds
5. Alejo Rodriguez) of Indios SFM - 16 points and 10 rebounds
6. Terrance Woodbury (201-G-87) of Titanes Licey - 28 points and 2 rebounds
7. Kelly Beidler (199-F-88) of Huracanes PP - 17 points and 8 rebounds
8. Michael Carey Jr. (196-G-93) of Soles SD - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Manuel Guzman (204-F/C-82) of Soles SD - 23 points and 6 rebounds
10. Ramon Ruiz (188-G-83) of Soles SD - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists

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



Metros de Santiago tabs Shawn Taggart, ex Rain or Shine - by Eurobasket News

Metros de Santiago (LNB) inked 32-year old American forward Shawn Taggart (207-104kg-85, college: Memphis). He played most recently at Rain or Shine in Filipino PBA league. In 8 games he averaged impressive 26.1ppg, 11.9rpg, 2.0apg and 1.5bpg last season.
Part of previous (2015-16) season Taggart spent at Globalport (also in PBA) where in 5 games he had very remarkable stats: 34.4ppg, 14.8rpg, 2.6apg and 1.6bpg. He also played that season for Al Sharjah (D1) in UAE league.
In 2012 (three years after he left the college) Taggart was drafted by Springfield Armor (D-League) in fifth round (78th overall).
He attended University of Memphis until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
Taggart won Balkan League championship title in 2013.
He is a very experienced player. Taggart has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to eight different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Taggart has played previously professionally in China (Brave Dragons, Heilongjiang and Henan), Israel (Galil Gilboa), Qatar (El Jaysh), Spain (UCAM Murcia), Turkey (TED Istanbul), Ukraine (Dnipro), NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors) and D-League (Springfield A.).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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LNB Round 16: #1 Metros STGO is defeated by Huracanes PP - by Eurobasket News

The games are now more important than at the beginning of the Regular Season. We may still expect few shocking results in upcoming 3 rounds.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Metros STGO (13-4) in Santiago on Tuesday night. Hosts were edged by third ranked Huracanes PP (11-6) 96-95. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Metros STGO. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Metros STGO trailed by 17 points after 3 quarters before a 35-19 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 95-96 at the end of the game. Huracanes PP made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized American forward Kelly Beidler (199-88, college: Mt.St.Mary's) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized American guard Maurice Carter (183-83, college: Robert Morris) who added 15 points and 6 assists during the contest. At the losing side point guard Adris De-Leon (180-84, college: E.Washington) responded with 32 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Huracanes PP have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Indios SFM. Metros STGO at the other side still keeps top position with four games lost. Huracanes PP is looking forward to face Indios SFM (#3) in San Francisco in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Metros STGO will play at home against Reales LV and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Santo Domingo. Eighth ranked Soles SD (4-13) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 7th ranked Titanes Licey (6-11) 81-80 on Tuesday evening. The winners were led by power forward Manuel Guzman (204-82, college: Bemidji St.) who scored that evening 23 points and 6 rebounds and Michael Carey-Jr supported him with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Even 28 points (perfect from downtown making all six shots !!!) by American guard Terrance Woodbury (201-87, college: Georgia) did not help to save the game for Titanes Licey. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Soles SD maintains eighth position with 4-13 record. Titanes Licey at the other side keeps the seventh place with 11 games lost. Soles SD will again play against higher ranked Titanes Licey (#7) in San Cristobal in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Titanes Licey will play on the road against Leones SD in Santo Domingo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Puerto Plata. Third ranked host Huracanes PP (11-6) defeated their biggest opponent Indios SFM (11-6) 90-79. Maurice Carter fired 33 points (!!!) and 6 assists for the winners. Gerardo Suero produced 20 points and 4 assists for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Huracanes PP have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with defeated Indios SFM. Indios SFM lost third consecutive game. Huracanes PP will again meet Indios SFM (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Indios SFM will have a break next round.
The game in Santo Domingo was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Caneros LR (10-8) played at the court of 6th ranked Leones SD (7-11). Caneros LR managed to secure a 9-point victory 84-75. It was a very good performance for Austin Freeman who helped to win the game recording 24 points. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Caneros LR have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 10-8 record. Leones SD lost third consecutive game. Defending champion keeps the sixth place with 11 games lost. Caneros LR will have a break next round. Leones SD will play at home against Titanes Licey (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

The most impressive stats of the last round was 20 points and 21 rebounds by Jhonatan Araujo of Leones SD.

Leones SD - Caneros LR 75-84

The game in Santo Domingo was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Caneros LR (10-8) played at the court of 6th ranked Leones SD (7-11). Caneros LR managed to secure a 9-point victory 84-75. Leones SD was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 44-33 second half run of Caneros LR. It was a very good performance for American guard Austin Freeman (194-89, college: Georgetown) who helped to win the game recording 24 points. The other American import Trey Gilder (206-85, college: Northwestern St.) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Naturalized Spanish center Jhonatan Araujo (208-96, agency: Basket Management Solutions) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 21 rebounds and guard Elpidio Fortuna (188-85, agency: Basket Management Solutions) added 21 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Leones SD. Four Leones SD players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Caneros LR have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 10-8 record. Leones SD lost third consecutive game. Defending champion keeps the sixth place with 11 games lost. Caneros LR will have a break next round. Leones SD will play at home against Titanes Licey (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Leones SD: E.Fortuna 21+7reb+3ast, J.Araujo 20+21reb, H.Walker 13+3reb+1ast, Y.Flores 10+2reb+1ast, D.Downey 4+2reb+6ast, J.Corporan 4+2reb+5ast
Caneros LR: A.Freeman 24+3reb+3ast, T.Gilder 19+3reb+2ast, R.Scott 13+4ast, E.Soliman 8+7reb+3ast, M.Evangelista 7+9reb, J.Garcia 5+7reb
gschID: 546089


Huracanes PP - Indios SFM 90-79

The game between Top Four teams took place in Puerto Plata. Third ranked host Huracanes PP (11-6) defeated their biggest opponent Indios SFM (11-6) 90-79. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 90-79. Huracanes PP made 31-of-39 free shots (79.5 percent) during the game. Naturalized American guard Maurice Carter (183-83, college: Robert Morris) fired 33 points (!!!) and 6 assists for the winners. American forward Aaron Jones (206-93, college: Mississippi) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. Naturalized American guard Gerardo Suero (196-89, college: Albany) produced 20 points and 4 assists and Alejo Rodriguez added 16 points and 10 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots) respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Huracanes PP have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with defeated Indios SFM. Indios SFM lost third consecutive game. Huracanes PP will again meet Indios SFM (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Indios SFM will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Indios SFM: G.Suero 20+2reb+4ast, A.Rodriguez 16+10reb, T.Shannon 12+10reb, J.Miguel Suero 10+3reb+5ast, N.Ebi 6+1reb+1ast, S.Gibbs 6+1reb+4ast
Huracanes PP: M.Carter 33+6ast, L.Jacobo 14+2reb, A.Jones 13+11reb+1ast, A.Montas 10+4reb+1ast, K.Beidler 8+6reb+1ast, L.Cabrera 4+3reb
gschID: 546088


Soles SD - Titanes Licey 81-80

Important game to mention about took place in Santo Domingo. Eighth ranked Soles SD (4-13) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 7th ranked Titanes Licey (6-11) 81-80 on Tuesday evening. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. The winners were led by power forward Manuel Guzman (204-82, college: Bemidji St.) who scored that evening 23 points and 6 rebounds and Bahamas guard Michael Carey-Jr (196-93, college: Wagner) supported him with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Soles SD players scored in double figures. Even 28 points (perfect from downtown making all six shots !!!) by American guard Terrance Woodbury (201-87, college: Georgia) did not help to save the game for Titanes Licey. Naturalized Spanish power forward Edward Santana (203-80) added 12 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Soles SD maintains eighth position with 4-13 record. Titanes Licey at the other side keeps the seventh place with 11 games lost. Soles SD will again play against higher ranked Titanes Licey (#7) in San Cristobal in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Titanes Licey will play on the road against Leones SD in Santo Domingo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Titanes Licey: T.Woodbury 28+2reb+1ast, E.Santana 12+7reb+2ast, K.Perez 9+1ast, R.Hamilton 8+1reb+2ast, J.Fortuna 8+3reb+4ast, B.Williams 5+8reb
Soles SD: M.Guzman 23+6reb+1ast, M.Carey Jr. 19+5reb+5ast, R.Ruiz 16+5reb+2ast, C.Hall 12+11reb+1ast, E.Meran 6+1reb+1ast, R.Tamarez 5+2ast
gschID: 546086


Metros STGO - Huracanes PP 95-96

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Metros STGO (13-4) in Santiago on Tuesday night. Hosts were edged by third ranked Huracanes PP (11-6) 96-95. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Metros STGO. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Metros STGO trailed by 17 points after 3 quarters before a 35-19 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 95-96 at the end of the game. Huracanes PP made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized American forward Kelly Beidler (199-88, college: Mt.St.Mary's) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized American guard Maurice Carter (183-83, college: Robert Morris) who added 15 points and 6 assists during the contest. At the losing side point guard Adris De-Leon (180-84, college: E.Washington) responded with 32 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and center Eloy Vargas (211-88, college: Kentucky, agency: Duran International) scored 17 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Huracanes PP have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Indios SFM. Metros STGO at the other side still keeps top position with four games lost. Huracanes PP is looking forward to face Indios SFM (#3) in San Francisco in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Metros STGO will play at home against Reales LV and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Metros STGO: A.De Leon 32+6reb+4ast, E.Vargas 17+9reb+1ast, R.Glenn 14+8reb+3ast, O.Lopez 9+2ast, N.Morillo 7+1reb+1ast, R.Soliver 6+5reb+4ast
Huracanes PP: J.Young 22+1ast, K.Beidler 17+8reb, M.Carter 15+4reb+6ast, D.Nunez 9+1reb+3ast, L.Jacobo 9+4reb, B.Polanco 9+4reb
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Devan Downey (ex Guaiqueries) agreed terms with Leones de Santo Domingo - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Leones de Santo Domingo (LNB) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old American guard Devan Downey (175-87, college: S.Carolina, agency: Octagon Europe). He played most recently at Guaiqueries in Venezuelan LPB league. In 40 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.8ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.9apg and 1.8spg last season.
Among other achievements Downey's team won Qatari Cup in 2015. He received also Asia-Basket.com All-Qatar D1 Honorable Mention award in 2015.
Downey is a very experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America) in eight different countries. Downey has played previously professionally in Belgium (VOO Verviers Pepinster), Croatia (KK_Zadar), France (Chorale de Roanne), Kosovo (Sigal Prishtina), Romania (BC Timisoara), Turkey (TED Kolejliler and Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye), Qatar (Al Gharafa and El Jaysh) and NBA G League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
He attended University of South Carolina until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: This former Three-Time All-Southeast Conference 1st Team Performer is extremely quick and can score the ball with the best of them. Has PG skills, but a scorers mentality, and can create against any defender.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kahudi re-signs at ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket - by Eurobasket News

ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (ProA) confirmed in their roster 31-year old French international small forward Charles Kahudi (199-86). He is a dual citizen owning also DR Congolese passport. Kahudi has played there for the last two seasons. In 24 ProA games he recorded 8.3ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.2apg last season. Kahudi helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 3 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 9.7ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Kahudi won French ProA championship title in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Defensive Player of the Year in 2016.
Kahudi has been also a member of French international program for some years. He has regularly played for French senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2006.
Kahudi represented France at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 2.4ppg, 4.0rpg.
Kahudi has played previously for four other teams: Cholet Basket, JDA Dijon, Le Mans and ALM Evreux.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A quick-footed swingman who is yet one of the best defenders in French league. He can guard either on the SGs or SFs, he's strong and motivated. At the offensive side, has a good outside shooting but needs to improve his drive-in skills.when penetrates inside.

ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
David Lighty
Nicolas Lang
John Roberson
Sofiane Briki
Theo Maledon

Forwards:
Charles Kahudi
Bandja Sy
Stephane Gombauld
Amine Noua
Charles Galliou

Centers:
Darryl Watkins
Khadim Sow

Coach: J.D. Jackson

By Eurobasket Data Center

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July 7-9 Las Vegas ESL Schedule, Rosters, and Live Stream Information - by ESL News

LIVE STREAM LINK: http://805stats.com/ESL

LOCATION OF EVENT: Valley HS, 2839 Burnham Ave, Las Vegas, NV


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 ConferencePosHTLast TeamWestern ConferencePosHTLast Team
AtlantaDallas
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 ConferencePosHTLast TeamWestern ConferencePosHTLast Team
BostonGolden 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 ConferencePosHTLast TeamWestern ConferencePosHTLast Team
ChicagoOklahoma 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 ConferencePosHTLast TeamWestern ConferencePosHTLast Team
MilwaukeeLA 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 ConferencePosHTLast TeamWestern ConferencePosHTLast Team
ClevelandUtah
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 ConferencePosHTLast TeamWestern ConferencePosHTLast Team
TorontoHouston
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 ConferencePosHTLast TeamWestern ConferencePosHTLast Team
DetroitMemphis
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 ConferencePosHTLast TeamWestern ConferencePosHTLast Team
WashingtonMinnesota
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 ConferencePosHTLast TeamWestern ConferencePosHTLast Team
PhiladelphiaSan 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





















July 7-9 Las Vegas ESL Schedule, Rosters, and Live Stream Information! - by ESL News

LIVE STREAM LINK: http://805stats.com/ESL

LOCATION OF EVENT: Valley HS, 2839 Burnham Ave, Las Vegas, NV


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 ConferencePosHTLast TeamWestern ConferencePosHTLast Team
AtlantaDallas
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 ConferencePosHTLast TeamWestern ConferencePosHTLast Team
BostonGolden 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 ConferencePosHTLast TeamWestern ConferencePosHTLast Team
ChicagoOklahoma 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 ConferencePosHTLast TeamWestern ConferencePosHTLast Team
MilwaukeeLA 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 ConferencePosHTLast TeamWestern ConferencePosHTLast Team
ClevelandUtah
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 ConferencePosHTLast TeamWestern ConferencePosHTLast Team
TorontoHouston
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 ConferencePosHTLast TeamWestern ConferencePosHTLast Team
DetroitMemphis
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 ConferencePosHTLast TeamWestern ConferencePosHTLast Team
WashingtonMinnesota
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 ConferencePosHTLast TeamWestern ConferencePosHTLast Team
PhiladelphiaSan 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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  EUROCUP  


Unics ink Vladislav Trushkin - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) agreed terms with 24-year old international small forward Vladislav Trushkin (201-98kg-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He played last season at Enisey (VTB). In 16 FIBA Europe Cup games he had 9.1ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.9apg. Trushkin helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 25 games in VTB United League where he recorded 8.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.8apg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season Trushkin played at Spartak Primorie Vladivostok (Superleague). In 25 games he averaged 13.4ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.9apg, 1.7spg and 1.1bpg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 1 2nd Team. The other team he played that season for was Dynamo Moscow (Superleague). In 25 games he got 13.4ppg, 7.4rpg (#5 in the league) and 1.9apg. It was another spectacular season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 1 2nd Team. Another team Trushkin played that season for was Spartak Vidnoye (Superleague). In 25 games he got 13.4ppg, 7.4rpg (#5 in the league) and 1.9apg. And one more great season too as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 1 2nd Team.
Trushkin's team was regular season runner-up in Russian Superleague in 2015.
He has been also a member of Russian international program for some years. Trushkin has regularly played for Russian senior team since 2016 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2011.
He represented Russia at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. Trushkin's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 10 games: 9.1ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.2apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 47.1%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 63.6%.

Unics Kazan roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Keith Langford
Anton Ponkrashov
Evgeny Kolesnikov
Joaquin Colom

Forward:
Vladislav Trushkin

Coach: Dimitris Priftis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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2017-18 7DAYS EuroCup Draw results - by Eurobasket News

The first step toward a new and exciting 2017-18 7DAYS EuroCup took place with a regular season draw on Thursday in Barcelona, Spain that set the path to glory for each of the 24 competing teams, one of whom will become the 16th champion of the competition next spring. Among the 24 clubs from 12 different countries are five former competition winners, three former runners-up, plus two past EuroLeague champions and three first-timers. In the draw, they were divided into four regular season groups of six teams each, as below, and so know the first opponents they must face in order to advance in the competition. The 2017-18 7DAYS EuroCup, whose format is unchanged from last season, will begin with a 10-game, round-robin regular season, from October 11 to December 27. During the regular season, games will be played every week except those starting the 20th and 27th of November. The best four teams from each regular season group will advance to the Top 16, which starts on January 3, 2018 and finishes on February 7. The Top 16 phase will be comprised of four groups of four teams, and after a six-game round-robin schedule, the best two from each group will move on to best-of-three quarterfinal playoffs series, starting March 6. The semifinals, which begin on March 20, and the finals, starting April 10, will also be played in a best-of-three series format. When the EuroCup champion is crowned next spring, that team will gain automatic entry to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague the following season.

Group A: Unics, Darussafaka, Cedevita, Turin, Andorra, Levallois
Group B: Galatasaray, Bayern Munich, Hapoel Jerusalem, Grissin Bon RE, Lietkabelis, Buducnost
Group C: Lokomotiv Kuban, ALBA Berlin, Lietuvos Rytas, Bilbao Basket, Limoges, Partizan
Group D: Gran Canaria, Zenit, Tofas Bursa, Trento, Ratiopharm Ulm, ASVEL.

Courtesy of: eurocupbasketball.com



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  EUROLEAGUE  


EA7 Armani adds Micov to their roster - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) added to their roster 32-year old Serbian forward Vladimir Micov (201-102kg-85, agency: BeoBasket). He has played for the last three seasons at Galatasaray in Turkish BSL league. In 30 games he recorded 11.6ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.6apg and 1.0spg last season. Micov helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. He also played 29 games in Euroleague where he averaged 11.2ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.4apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Micov's team made it to the League Semifinals in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup 1st Team in 2016. Micov was a member of Serbian Senior National Team between 2013 and 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Micov has played also professionally in Greece (Panionios), Montenegro (Buducnost), Russia (CSKA Moscow), Spain (Baskonia), Italy (MIA-RO Cantu) and Serbia (Partizan, OKK Beograd, Lavovi and Nova Pazova).

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Dairis Bertans

Forwards:
Vladimir Micov
Amath M'Baye

Center:
Kaleb Tarczewski

Coach: Simone Pianigiani

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Markel Brown left Khimki - by Eurobasket News

25-year old American point guard Markel Brown (191-85kg-92, college: Oklahoma State) left BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB). In 11 Eurocup games he had 5.0ppg and 2.3rpg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 21 games in VTB United League where he recorded 5.3ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.1apg. Brown contributed to his team making it to the final. He also spent pre-season at the Cavaliers in NBA that year.
Three years ago Brown was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in second round (44th overall). The former Oklahoma State staris in his fourth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted All-Big 12 2nd Team back in 2013 and 2014 at his college time.
Brown has played previously for two other NBA teams: Brooklyn Nets and Maine Red Claws.

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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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS  


Europe's Contribution to the World of Basketball - by Eurobasket

The game of basketball started more than 100 years ago in Massachusetts, when in 1891 Dr. James Naismith wanted to keep his students active indoor on rainy days. He needed something vigorous, not too rough and suitable for walled-in spaces. So, he decided to nail a peach basket to the wall, and the rest is history.

Today, basketball is among the top 5 biggest sports of all times. It's extremely popular and has been greatly influenced by the African-American communities of the USA. The game has been an inspiration for many people and you can even see basketball casino games at NetBet Casino.

Coming to Europe

Basketball came to Europe only 2 years after Dr. Naismith invented it. The first people to try the new game were those at the YMCA in Paris. The game was a lot different those days. The rules were strange which caused games to end with scores as low as 1-0.

Europe quickly adopted the game and made small variations to the rules, which can be seen today. As a result, European players grew to be more sophisticated players, while American players evolved to be tougher and more aggressive athletes.

One of the first European players to have established themselves in the USA and internationally was Toni Kukoc (210-F-68), one of the best power forwards and the best 6th man in the 1990s. He was an outstanding shooter and a great defender.

Thanks to his influence from soccer, which was very popular in his home country at the time, he developed a defending style that incorporated the exaggerated falling over of soccer players in order to extort a foul.

Europe's Contribution

Europe's biggest contribution to the game is tall shooters. While in America tall men tend to stay underneath the hoop catching rebounds and playing defense, European tall players tend to develop excellent shooting skills (three-point shooting included) characteristic for shooting or point guards. Such examples today are Mehmet Okur (210-C/F-79) and Dirk Nowitzki, of which the latter is also excellent in leading the plays and runs outstandingly fast for a man that is 213 cm tall.

Even though almost every European player's dream is to get drafted in the NBA someday, those that stay in Europe get the appropriate challenges, where 40 different basketball leagues exist as well as many continental competitions. What you get in the end is one eclectic European basketball style mix influence by the likes of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James etc.

Yugoslavia is considered the only European national team that was able to defeat the 1992 American dream team made up of players like Jordan, Malone, Stockton, Johnson and the rest. This dream team was virtually unbeatable and possibly the best team that the USA has had, and Yugoslavia was the only European team that was able to bring them down.

Unfortunately, Yugoslavia was torn by a civil war before this massive super-duel could happen. But, it left a big legacy in Europe and inspired a whole new generation of players that are conquering the NBA today.




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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U18  


Division C. Semifinals are set in Nicosia - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Cyprus - Kosovo 81-60
Cyprus cruised past Kosovo to secure the second position in Group A. Avgoustinos Sofroniou (194-SF-99) came up with 18 points and 16 rebounds to pace the hosts. Cyprus piled up a 51:40 halftime lead. They held off Kosovo to just 20 points in the second half and rallied to the win. Polys Iliadis (183-SG-00) had 19 points in the victory. Dino Herc (190-G-99) and Dardan Kapiti (206-F/C-00) responded with 17 points each for Kosovo.

Norway - Armenia 76-52
Norway recorded the third consecutive victory in Nicosia. They held off Armenia to finish preliminary round undefeated. Mikal Gjerde (195-G-00) posted 17 points and 9 boards for the winners. Norway established a 43:24 halftime lead. They followed with an 18:9 run in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Johan Flaa (183-SG-99) produced 10 points for the winners. Artyom Pechenjyan (202-PF-00) responded with 15 points and 8 boards for Armenia.

Group B
Moldova - Malta 69-76
Malta outscored Moldova to remain unbeaten in Nicosia. Keith Dimech (178-F-00) provided 23 points and 8 rebounds to lead Malta to the third straight win in Group B. Malta accumulated a 42:31 halftime lead. Moldova narrowed the gap in the second half but could not avoid the loss. Nicholas Formosa (173-PG-00) produced 20 points and 10 boards in the win. Victor Legosin (200-F-00) responded with 19 points and 18 boards for Moldova.

San Marino - Gibraltar 76-53
San Marino overcame Gibraltar to secure the first victory in Cyprus. Tommaso Felici (196-F/C-01) chipped in 16 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in the win. Gibraltar eked out a 28:25 halftime lead. But San Marino responded with a 30:8 run in the third term to surge ahead for good. Pietro Ugolini and Giovanni Ugolini (182-F-99) banked in 14 points each for the winners. Sergio Gil (177-PG-99) responded with 17 points for Gibraltar.




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  FRANCE  


Tyler Cain (ex Chalons-Reims) could sign at Openjobmetis VA - by Eurobasket News

Openjobmetis Varese (Serie A) is about to tab 29-year old American power forward Tyler Cain (203-110kg-88, college: S.Dakota) who played last time at Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket in France. In 34 ProA games he averaged 9.9ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.1apg and 1.0bpg last season. He can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Cain played at JDA Dijon (also in ProA) where in 34 games he had 10.7ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.4apg.
Among other achievements Cain won Latvian League championship title for two years in a row (2011 and 2012). He received also All-GWC Player of the Year award back in 2010 at his college time.
Cain has played also professionally in Italy (Unieuro Forli) and Latvia (Barons Riga and VEF Riga).
He attended University of South Dakota until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

Openjobmetis Varese roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Antabia Waller
Matteo Tambone

Forwards:
Nicola Natali
Norvel Pelle
Giancarlo Ferrero
Stan Okoye
Aleksa Avramovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bryan Pamba-Juille agreed terms with Nantes - by Eurobasket News

Hermine Nantes Atlantique (ProB) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old naturalized Ivorian point guard Bryan Pamba-Juille (184-92). He was about to sign at Lille Metropole Basket in the ProB. Pamba-Juille has played there for the last four years. The last season he played also at Lille Metropole where in 37 ProB games he recorded 5.2ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.6apg and 1.3spg.
Pamba-Juille's team made it to the French ProB Leaders Cup Final Four in 2016.
He was a member of French U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Pamba-Juille has played previously for three other teams: Pau Lacq Orthez, ALM Evreux and Entente Orleans 45.

Hermine Nantes Atlantique roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Carl Ona-Embo
Bryan Pamba-Juille
Mathis Guillou

Forwards:
Christopher McKnight
Laurence Ekperigin
Alexandre Gavrilovic

Centers:
Guy-Marc Michel
Yannick Quiros

Coach: Franck Collineau

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jerry Smith (ex Chalons-Reims) joins Karesi Spor - by Eurobasket News

Karesi Spor (TB2L) agreed terms with 30-year old American point guard Jerry Smith (188-87kg-87, college: Louisville, agency: HMS). He played last season at Chalons-Reims in French ProA. In four games he had very impressive stats: 15.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.0apg and 1.5spg. Smith also played that season for Samsun (TBL) where in 34 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 20.1ppg, 5.0rpg, 5.0apg and 1.3spg.
In 2010 he was drafted by Springfield Armor (D-League) as #5 pick overall.
Smith attended University of Louisville and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Smith's team won Italian Supercup in 2013. He was also voted Gatorade D-League All-Defensive 1st Team back in 2012.
Smith is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in six different countries. Smith tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Australia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Germany (Eisbaeren Bremerhaven), Israel (Maccabi Rishon and Hapoel Holon), New Zealand (Pistons), NBA (Brooklyn Nets), Italy (MIA-RO Cantu and Verona) and D-League (Springfield A.).
On Smith: A powerful combo guard who has great athletic skills and knows how to score. Great personality, he can spend time at the point too, but seems an ideal specimen for the 2 spot at European level.

Karesi Spor roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jerry Smith
Ismail Gulmez

Forwards:
Sahin Ekmen
Hazer Avci

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kahudi re-signs at ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket - by Eurobasket News

ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (ProA) confirmed in their roster 31-year old French international small forward Charles Kahudi (199-86). He is a dual citizen owning also DR Congolese passport. Kahudi has played there for the last two seasons. In 24 ProA games he recorded 8.3ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.2apg last season. Kahudi helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 3 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 9.7ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Kahudi won French ProA championship title in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Defensive Player of the Year in 2016.
Kahudi has been also a member of French international program for some years. He has regularly played for French senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2006.
Kahudi represented France at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 2.4ppg, 4.0rpg.
Kahudi has played previously for four other teams: Cholet Basket, JDA Dijon, Le Mans and ALM Evreux.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A quick-footed swingman who is yet one of the best defenders in French league. He can guard either on the SGs or SFs, he's strong and motivated. At the offensive side, has a good outside shooting but needs to improve his drive-in skills.when penetrates inside.

ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
David Lighty
Nicolas Lang
John Roberson
Sofiane Briki
Theo Maledon

Forwards:
Charles Kahudi
Bandja Sy
Stephane Gombauld
Amine Noua
Charles Galliou

Centers:
Darryl Watkins
Khadim Sow

Coach: J.D. Jackson

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Le Mans welcome back Travis - by Eurobasket News

Le Mans Sarthe Basket (ProA) tabbed 33-year old American (has also FYR Macedonian passport) power forward Romeo Travis (201-110kg-84, college: Akron). It is actually his comeback to Le Mans as he has played here before. Travis played most recently at Strasbourg IG Basket in French ProA. He managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 40 ProA games he averaged 9.2ppg, 5.7rpg and 2.6apg. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Bosman/Cotonou Player of the Year and selected to 2nd Team. Travis also played 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 8.9ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.9apg and 1.2spg. The other team Travis played shortly was MIA-Red October Cantu in Italian Serie A. In 6 games he recorded 6.0ppg, 3.8rpg and 2.3apg.
In 2007 Travis was drafted by Atlanta Krunk (CBA) in fifth round (44th overall).
The former University of Akron staris in his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Travis is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in seven different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Travis has played previously professionally in Croatia (KK_Zadar), Germany (ratiopharm Ulm and Walter Tigers), Israel (Galil Gilboa and GreenTops Netanya), Philippines (Alaska Aces), Russia (Krasny Oktyabr), Spain (Huelva) and Ukraine (Khimik).

Le Mans Sarthe Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pape-Philippe Amagou
Antoine Eito
Terry Tarpey
Brahim Dohou

Forwards:
Romeo Travis
Mykal Riley
Wilfried Yeguete

Center:
Jonathan Jeanne

Coach: Eric Bartecheky

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nancy signs Lemar just out of college - by Eurobasket News

Sluc Nancy Basket Pro (ProB) signed 22-year old American (has also Jamaican passport) guard Brynton Lemar (193-88kg-95). He just graduated from Cal-Davis (NCAA). Lemar has played there for the last four years. In 34 games he had very impressive stats: 16.2ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.6apg last season. Lemar helped them to win Big West Tournament and end the regular season as the second best team in the conference. Quite impressive season as he was named to All-Big West 1st Team and Big West All-Tournament Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Lemar was voted HS Postseason Player of the Year back in 2013 at his college time.

Sluc Nancy Basket Pro roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
DaShaun Wood
Philippe Braud
Brynton Lemar
Enzo Goudou-Sinha

Forwards:
Mickael Var
Narace Williams
Valentin Chery

Center:
Garry Florimont

Coach: Gregor Beugnot

By Eurobasket Data Center

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James Ellisor (ex Oliveirense) agreed terms with Quimper - by Eurobasket News

Quimper UJAP (ProB) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old American forward James Ellisor (195-90, college: Bemidji State). He has played for the last two years at Oliveirense in Portuguese LPB league. In 38 games he recorded 14.9ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.1apg and 1.7spg (in top 5) last season. Ellisor helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Portuguese League All-Imports Team and to the All-Star Game.
Among other achievements his team won NSIC Regular Season in 2012. Ellisor received also Daktronics Division II All-America Player of the Year award back in 2012 at his college time.
Ellisor has played also professionally in Russia (Planeta-Universitet Ukhta).
He attended Bemidji State until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Ellisor's game is described as: Athletic combo guard with unbelievable shooting ability. Led the NSIC in 3-point percentage with a (57.8%). 2012 Daktronics Division II Ron Lenz National Player of the Year & All American!.

Quimper UJAP roster for 2017-2018:

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

Coach: Laurent Foirest

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @610Sportsusa)

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Nantes sign Luka Antic - by Philippe Burstert

Hermine Nantes Atlantique (ProB) signed 23-year old naturalized Montenegrin power forward Luka Antic (204-94). He was about to sign at Chalons-Reims (ProA). Antic has played there for the last five years. ProB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. The last season Antic played also at Chalons Reims (also in ProA) where in 22 games he had 3.0ppg and 2.0rpg.
He played in the final of Spanish LEB Silver Play-Off in 2013.
Antic represented Montenegro at the European Championships U18 Division B in Varna (Bulgaria) six years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 2 games: 1.0ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.0apg.
Antic has played also professionally in Spain (Clinicas Rincon).

Hermine Nantes Atlantique roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Carl Ona-Embo
Bryan Pamba-Juille
Mathis Guillou

Forwards:
Christopher McKnight
Laurence Ekperigin
Alexandre Gavrilovic
Luka Antic

Centers:
Guy-Marc Michel
Yannick Quiros

Coach: Franck Collineau

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bourg signs Chase Simon, ex Maccabi Ashdod - by Eurobasket News

JL Bourg Basket (ProA) signed 28-year old American small forward Chase Simon (201-89, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Three Eye Sports). He played last season at Maccabi Ashdod in Israeli Winner League. In 33 games he had very impressive stats: 17.2ppg, 4.7rpg, 3.5apg and 1.2spg. Simon helped them to make it to the Israeli Cup Semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season he played at La ICL Manresa in Spanish Liga Endesa where in 33 games he recorded 11.5ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1spg.
Simon has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
His college team won Horizon League Tournament in 2012.
Simon has played also professionally in Greece (Aris), Lithuania (Siauliai) and Poland (Anwil and Siarka).
He attended University of Detroit Mercy until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

JL Bourg Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Meredis Houmounou
Garrett Sim
Lance Jeter

Forwards:
Gilvydas Biruta
Chase Simon
Maxime Courby

Centers:
Zachery Peacock
Youssou Ndoye

Coach: Savo Vucevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Johann Garbin joins La Rochelle - by Eurobasket News

La Rochelle Rupella 17 (NM2) agreed terms with 20-year old point guard Johann Garbin (180-97). He was about to sign at Union Poitiers Basket 86 in the ProB. Garbin has played there for the last three years. NM2 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. The last season Garbin played also at Poitiers (also in ProB). ProB was a little too high level for him, where in 5 games he had just 1.2ppg and 1.0apg.
He was named to U17 National Team in 2014.

La Rochelle Rupella 17 roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Johann Garbin

Forwards:
Guillaume Costentin
Philippe Papiyon

Center:
Luc Louves

By Eurobasket Data Center

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William Olugbeje is a newcomer at Lorient - by Eurobasket News

CEP Lorient (NM1) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old forward William Olugbeje (198-96). He played most recently at Chalons-Reims in the ProA U21.
Olugbeje has played previously for Paris Levallois.

CEP Lorient roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Eliot Maraux

Forwards:
Jared Newson
William Olugbeje

Center:
Vincent Pourchot

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Chris Dowe (ex Brussels) is a newcomer at Pau-Lacq-Orthez - by Eurobasket News

Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez (ProA) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American swingman Chris Dowe (193-86kg-91, college: Bellarmine). He played most recently at Basic-Fit Brussels in Belgian Euromillions League. In 47 games he recorded 12.7ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.5apg and 1.2spg last season. Dowe helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. He also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 12.8ppg, 4.6rpg and 3.8apg.
The previous (15-16) season Dowe played at Hyeres-Toulon (ProB). In 34 games he had 13.1ppg, 5.7rpg, 3.7apg and 1.4spg. He contributed to his team winning the league title (twice). Great season indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Defensive Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team.
Dowe has played also professionally in Germany (SG Schwelmer Baskets), Portugal (Sampaense) and France (Aix Maurienne).
He attended Bellarmine University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Taquan Dean
Yannick Bokolo
Chris Dowe
Elie Okobo

Forwards:
Jean-Michel Mipoka
Vitalis Chikoko
Leopold Cavaliere

Center:
Alain Koffi

Coach: Serge Crevecoeur

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kyle Gibson (ex Gravelines) joins Buducnost - by Eurobasket News

KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica (Erste Liga) added to their roster 30-year old American guard Kyle Gibson (196-87, college: Louisiana Tech, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral in French ProA. In 32 games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 16.8ppg and averaged 2.8rpg and 2.3apg. Gibson also played 11 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had very remarkable stats: 16.3ppg, 3.9rpg and 2.4apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Telenet BC Oostende (Scooore League) in Belgium. In 39 games he recorded 12.9ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.9apg. Gibson helped them to win the league title (twice) and the Supercup (also twice). A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Forward of the Year, named to All-Imports Team and named to 2nd Team. Gibson also played 15 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 11.5ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.0apg.
Gibson has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
He has played previously professionally in Italy (Roma Virtus and The Flexx Pistoia) and NBA G League (Canton Charge).
Gibson attended Louisiana Tech University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.
On Gibson: Very talented guard. Can play almost 3 positions being primary a SG. Has NBA 3pont range but he can also put it on the floor and slash to the basket. He has a scorer's mentality.

KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nemanja Gordic
Suad Sehovic
Kyle Gibson

Forward:
Viktor Vujisic

Center:
Danilo Nikolic

Coach: Aleksandar Dzikic

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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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MZT Skopje tabs Mihajlo Mitev - by Dragan Ristov

Defending champion KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom (Prva Liga) inked 20-year old guard Mihajlo Mitev (190-97, agency: Alti Sport) from Vardar. In 17 Prva Liga games he recorded 5.8ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.1apg last season.
Mitev represented FYR Macedonia at the European Championships U18 Division B in Oberwart (Austria) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 2.6ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.6apg, 1.3spg. He is member in U20 national team.

KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Damjan Stojanovski
Boban Stajic
Mihajlo Mitev
Adem Mekic

Forwards:
Andrej Maslinko
Marko Simonovski

Coach: Aleksandar Todorov

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Andrej Maslinko signs at MZT Skopje - by Dragan Ristov

Defending champion KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom (Prva Liga) landed 20-year old former international small forward Andrej Maslinko (206-97, agency: BeoBasket) from the junior team of Rabotnicki. In 18 Prva Liga games he averaged 6.3ppg and 3.3rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Maslinko was tested by Fulgor Omegna (Serie A2) in Italian league.
He has been also a member of FYR Macedonian international program for some years. Maslinko played for FYR Macedonian Senior National Team between 2014 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team in 2017.
He also represented FYR Macedonia at the European Championships U18 Division B in Oberwart (Austria) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 10.6ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.3bpg, FGP: 53.4%, FT: 76.7%.
Maslinko has played previously professionally also in Italy (Roma S.Azzurra and Valmontone) and FYR Macedonia (Vodno Suns).

KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Damjan Stojanovski
Boban Stajic
Adem Mekic

Forwards:
Andrej Maslinko
Marko Simonovski

Coach: Aleksandar Todorov

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Kumanovo welcomes back Shterjov - by Dragan Ristov

KK Kumanovo 2009 (Prva Liga) tabbed 31-year old center Aleksandar Shterjov (208-86, agency: Global Sports Plaza). It is actually his comeback to Kumanovo as he has played here before. Shterjov has played for the last two years at Kozuv in the Prva Liga. In 23 games he averaged 6.0ppg and 2.2rpg last season. Shterjov also played 16 games in Balkan League where he had 3.8ppg and 2.8rpg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals.
Shterjov's team made it to the Balkan League Semifinals in 2016.
He represented FYR Macedonia at the Mediterranean Games in Mersin (Turkey) four years ago.
Shterjov has played previously for four other teams: MZT Skopje, Vardar, Ovce Pole and Plejmejker-Kubus Skopje.

KK Kumanovo 2009 roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dimitar Karadzovski
Nikola Karakolev

Forward:
Marjan Janevski

Center:
Aleksandar Shterjov

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Le Mans welcome back Travis - by Eurobasket News

Le Mans Sarthe Basket (ProA) tabbed 33-year old American (has also FYR Macedonian passport) power forward Romeo Travis (201-110kg-84, college: Akron). It is actually his comeback to Le Mans as he has played here before. Travis played most recently at Strasbourg IG Basket in French ProA. He managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 40 ProA games he averaged 9.2ppg, 5.7rpg and 2.6apg. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Bosman/Cotonou Player of the Year and selected to 2nd Team. Travis also played 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 8.9ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.9apg and 1.2spg. The other team Travis played shortly was MIA-Red October Cantu in Italian Serie A. In 6 games he recorded 6.0ppg, 3.8rpg and 2.3apg.
In 2007 Travis was drafted by Atlanta Krunk (CBA) in fifth round (44th overall).
The former University of Akron staris in his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Travis is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in seven different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Travis has played previously professionally in Croatia (KK_Zadar), Germany (ratiopharm Ulm and Walter Tigers), Israel (Galil Gilboa and GreenTops Netanya), Philippines (Alaska Aces), Russia (Krasny Oktyabr), Spain (Huelva) and Ukraine (Khimik).

Le Mans Sarthe Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pape-Philippe Amagou
Antoine Eito
Terry Tarpey
Brahim Dohou

Forwards:
Romeo Travis
Mykal Riley
Wilfried Yeguete

Center:
Jonathan Jeanne

Coach: Eric Bartecheky

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Marjan Janevski stays in Kumanovo - by Dragan Ristov

Last year's semifinalist , Kumanovo , in Macedonian league and finalist in Balkan league started negotiating with players for the next season. While they still haven't decided about the coach yet, the team decided to keep last year captain Marjan Janevski (203-F-88). This will be his sixth season with Kumanovo. Last season he had this stats: (Prva Liga, starting five): 24 games: 13.4ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 64.2%, 3PT: 32.2%, FT: 72.1%; Balkan League: 17 games: 10.4ppg, Reb-5 (6.4rpg), 2.1apg, FGP: 58.1%, 3PT: 27.6%, FT: 65.0%. Last season was his best so far for him. He is member of Macedonian national team also.


Gostivar keeps Renato and Robert Dimitrievski - by Mario Divanisov

After announcing the team goals for the upcoming season the new member of Prva Liga, Gostivar 2015 started the assembling of the roster who has to fight among the best clubs in Macedonia.

First on the shortlist are the twins, Renato Dimitrievski (196-G/F-91) and Robert Dimitrievski (196-G/F-91) who played a huge part in the team in the previous few seasons and were one of the "guilty" ones that gave Gostivar 2015 a comeback in Prva Liga after nearly a decade.

"We are pleased that we have renewed the contract with Gostivar 2015, and we are happy that we will continue to be part of the ambitious basketball project of Gostivar 2015, where we have progressed a step further from one to another year" - said the Dimitrievski brothers.

In the upcoming days Gostivar 2015 is expected to continue the cooperation with several more players from last year, as well as it is expected from the newbie to sign new names in the west of the state.



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Unicaja inks Giorgi Shermadini - by Eurobasket News

Unicaja Malaga (Liga Endesa) signed 28-year old Georgian international center Giorgi Shermadini (217-120kg-89) from MoraBanc Andorra. In 35 Liga Endesa games in Spain he was third best scorer with impressive 15.7ppg and averaged 7.6rpg (#2 in the league) last season. A very impressive year as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Center of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Bosmans Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Shermadini's team made it to the Cup (Cope del Rey) Semifinals in 2014. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Georgian League Player of the Year back in 2008.
Shermadini has been also a member of Georgian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Georgian senior team since 2006 and previously for U20 National Team between 2007 and 2008.
Shermadini also represented Georgia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 8.2ppg, 4.0rpg, FGP: 57.7%, FT: 90.5%.
Shermadini is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Greece (Panathinaikos and Olympiacos), Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Italy (MIA-RO Cantu), Slovenia (Un.Olimpija) and Georgia (Maccabi Tbilisi).
Shermadini could be described: Giorgi started playing basketball in January 2005, when he was 16 years old. Despite his brief playing experience, he became top international player in his age category, also ranked by DraftExpress.com in the summer of 2008. His stats on U20 European Championships 2008 all together appeared highest ever (21.5ppg, 10.5rpg, 3.7bpg, FGP 73.8%). A lot NBA scouts are considering Shermadini as a lottery pick on NBA Draft.

Unicaja Malaga roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dragan Milosavljevic
Nemanja Nedovic
Alberto Diaz

Forwards:
Carlos Suarez
Jeffrey Brooks
Daniel Diez

Center:
Giorgi Shermadini

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Gaffney left ALBA Berlin - by Eurobasket News

33-year old American power forward Tony Gaffney (206-102kg-84, college: Massachusetts, agency: Octagon Europe) left ALBA Berlin (BBL). Gaffney played there also last season. In 33 games he recorded 6.5ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.6apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to make it to the German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals. Gaffney played there also last season. He also played 11 games in Eurocup where he averaged 7.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.1apg, 1.3spg and 1.1bpg.
The previous (15-16) season Gaffney played at Hapoel Jerusalem (Winner League) in Israel. In 36 games he had 9.6ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.4apg and 1.3spg. He contributed to his team winning the regular season and make it to the final. Gaffney also played 15 games in Eurocup where he got 6.5ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.3apg, 1.2spg and 1.2bpg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Gaffney won Israeli Premier League championship title in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Sixth Man of the Year in 2015.
Gaffney is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Spain (Joventut), Turkey (Turk Telekom), NBA (Boston Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies), Israel (Galil Gilboa) and D-League (Utah F.).
Gaffney attended University of Massachusetts until 2009 and it is his ninth season as a professional player.
On Gaffney: A very versatile forward who brings a high level of energy and athleticism to any team he joins. He is a tenacious rebounder, shot-blocker, and great defender.

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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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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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







Mavericks Close To New Contract With Dirk Nowitzki - by Eurobasket News

The Mavericks are finalizing a two-year, $10MM deal with Dirk Nowitzki (7'0''-F-78), writes Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com. The second season will be a team option, so Nowitzki could be a free agent again next summer. That marks a serious reduction for Nowitzki, who could have made $25MM next season if the Mavericks hadn't declined his option, but owner Mark Cuban seems likely to make up for it at some point. Nowitzki has been with the franchise for 19 seasons and has shown a willingness to be flexible with his contract to help the team create cap space. Dallas has $55MM in combined cap holds for Nowitzki and Nerlens Noel, so this new deal should give the team some flexibility. Nowitzki was slowed by an early-season Achilles injury this year, but returned to average 14.2 points and 6.5 rebounds in 54 games. He turned 39 last month, but hasn't given any indication that retirement is near.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



Adrian Lind Joins The Walter Tigers Tuebingen - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The Walter Tigers Tuebingen have added size to their roster with Adrian Lind (206-C-94). Lind is a 22 year old 206cm center that has developed nicely in the last three years in the Pro B and made his break through last season with the Giants Nordlingen playing 22 games averaging 15.0ppg, 8.4rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 47.2%, 3PT: 41.2%, FT: 78.6%. He was without a doubt the best German center in the Pro B last season. With Tuebingen he will primarly play with their Regionalliga team, but practice daily with the BBL team and have the opportunity to play 5 BBL games. "He is very valuable for our practices. We want to work a lot with him so he keeps improving. He has size a nice inside game and shot. He proved his abilities with a good season with Nordlingen", stressed head coach Tyron Mccoy. "I had a good season in the Pro B and I am happy that a BBL team showed interest in me. That is the reward for all the work the last years. I want to learn a lot from the coaches and teammates. My goal is to get better and to use my chance. This is a great chance to show my abilities at the highest level", stressed Adrian Lind.

Last season with the Giants Nordlingen Lind scored in double figures in 20 of 22 games and scored 20 points or more five times. He also added five double doubles. His best scoring games were against the ScanPlus Baskets with 25 points and had a 22 point 11 rebound effort against Rhondorf. He started his basketball career in 2011 with BG Karlsruhe (ProA): where he played until 2013 playing 3 Pro A games. In the 2013-2014 season he played for the MLP Academics Heidelberg (ProA) playing 3 games averaging 2.7ppg, played also at USC Haidelberg (Regionaliga). In 2014 he moved back to BG Karlsruhe playing 14 Pro B games averaging 6.1ppg, played also at PS Karlsruhe (2.Regionalliga) playing 25 games averaging 6.6ppg, 5.7rpg, FGP: 54.0%, FT: 73.8%. In the 2015-2016: season for BG Karlsruhe (ProB), he played 26 games averaging 6.3ppg, 5.0rpg, FGP: 57.8%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 47.2%. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been German 2.Regionalliga (Southwest-South Group) Champion -15, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group South) Regular Season Champion -16, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B 2nd Team -17,a nd Eurobasket.com German 2.Bundesliga Pro B All-Domestic Players Team -17.

Source:Walter Tigers Tuebingen







Coheen Kalondji Joins FC Schalke - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro B team FC Schalke have added Coheen Kalondji (204-F/C-89) Coheen Kalondji is a 28 year old 204cm forward that comes from the RheinStars Koeln 2nd team (2.Regionalliga). "Coheen and I had had no contact before he visited for a try-out. He positively surprised me. Thats what I love about these type of try-outs when guys come in and we never had in our notes", stressed head coach Raphael Wilder. The German was born in Congo and came to Germany when he was three years old. He started his basketball career with DJK Sudwest Koeln (2.Regionalliga). He also gained experience in 2015-2016 with SG ErftBaskets Euskirchen (Regionalliga) playing 16 games averaging5.6ppg, 2.6rpg, FGP: 50.0%, FT: 48.3%.

Source:FC Schalke





The Bayer Giants Leverkusen Reel In Bruce Beckford - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The Bayer Giants Leverkusen have been known to be able to get talented guards that also were able to explode in the Pro B in the last years like Adonte Parker and Kerry Carter, but for the first import signing for the upcoming season, it was a forward and not the high scoring guard as of yet as the club reeled in talented Bruce Beckford (203-F-94, college: N.Carolina A&T) Beckford is a 22 year old 201cm forward from Silver Spring, Maryland that will be going into his second professional season. Last seas as a rookie the American had a shortened season as he played briefly with GS Lavrio (Greece-A1) in pre season and then played only 10 games for BC Apollon Limassol (Cyprus-Division A): 10 games: 4.8ppg, 5.2rpg. "We got a very athletic player with Bruce Beckford. His strength is his post up game and has a very good three point shot. He also knows European basketball with his time in Cyprus that will make the integration easier", stressed Bayer Giants head coach Achim Kuczmann.

Beckford started his basketball career at Montrose Christian School and then moved to N.Carolina A&T (NCAA,) in 2002 and as a freshman played 36 games averaging 8.3ppg, 4.5rpg, FGP: 55.6%, FT: 65.2%. In his second season at N.Carolina A&T (NCAA) he played 26 games averaging 11.2ppg, 7.4rpg, FGP: 51.7%, 3PT: 17.6%, FT: 76.0%. As a junior he played 32 games averaging 15.2ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 50.2%, 3PT: 26.8%, FT: 82.2%. As a senior at N.Carolina A&T (NCAA) he played 29 games averaging 13.1ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 36.3%, FT: 75.9%. He had a very consistents coring career at N Carolina A% T as he played a total of 123 games in his four year career and scored in double figures in 75 games. Some of his best scoring games included a 38 point explosion in 36 minutes in a loss against Roanoke where he also got 16 boards. He also hit Ohio State with 26 points as a junior as he held his own against future Los Angeles Laker DAngello Russell. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been MEAC All-Rookie Team -13, MEAC Tournament Winner -13, and All-MEAC 3rd Team -16.

Source:Bayer Giants Leverkusen



The Nurnberg Falcons Snag 2017 Pro B Champion Marvin Omuvwie - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro A team Nurnberg Falcons have snagged a German talent from the ratiopharm Ulm organization with Marvin Omuvwie (197-SF-97). Marvin Omuvwie is a 197cm forward that is still 19 years of age, but will be turning 20 in five days. He started his basketball career with the TUS Lichterfelde Berlin U16 team, but was in the ratiopharm Ulm organization the last 4 years and last season breathed his first BBL minutes playing two games. He also played mainly for the Weissenhorn Youngstars (ProB) playing 31 games averaging 7.7ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 58.2%, 3PT: 24.3%, FT: 54.4%. He also played also at ratiopharm Basketballakademie Ulm (2.Regionalliga). He also played one Eurocup game last season.


"Marvin is a unique athlete. We want to help him to learn the needed technical aspects to become an offensive factor at the next level. He is a missing puzzle piece in our roster with his way of playing", added head coach Ralph Junge. Last season the German scored in double figures in 10 games including a 17 point game against Elchlingen and 16 point game against the Bayer Gienats Leverkusen. He came to the Weissenhorn Youngstars (ProB) on 2013 playing 1 game, but played mostly for ratiopharm Basketballakademie Ulm (2.Regionalliga) playing 12 games averaging 5,0ppg and at Ratiopharm Ulm junior team (NBBL). In the 2014-2015 season he played 16 games Pro B games for weissenhorn averaging 3.1ppg, 2.2rpg, and played also at ratiopharm Basketballakademie Ulm (2.Regionalliga) playing 8 games averaging 9.0ppg and played also at ratiopharm akademie Ulm U19 team (NBBL). In the 2015-2016 season was his break through with Weissenhorn Youngstars (ProB) playing 27 games averaging 7.5ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 54.9%, 3PT: 26.8%, FT: 60.3%,and played also at ratiopharm Basketballakademie Ulm (2.Regionalliga) playing 14 games averaging 14.3ppg. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been German U16 National Team -13, European Championships U16 Division A in Kyiv (Ukraine) -13: 8 games: 2.9ppg, 1.8rpg, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group South) Regular Season Runner-Up -15, 17, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Champion -17.

Source:Nurnberg Falcons




Roland Nyama To Play For PS Karlsruhe - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Every so often during holiday break one might have been lucky to have seen Roland Nyama (198-G/F-93) taking in a Fraport Skyliners game in Frankfurt as he was on Christmas break from Stoney Brook, but from now on the German won't be on break back from the States, but be premantly in Germany as according to eurobasket sources he has signed with Pro A team PS Karlsruhe. Nyama is a 23 year old 198cm forward that will turn 24 on July 11th and his family is from Cameron, but he was raised in Frankfurt, Germany. He was in the States the last 6 years with 2 being at prep school Holderness in Plymouth, New Hampshire and the other 4 years playing with Stoney Brook (NCAA).

In his senior season at Stoney Brook, he played 32 games averaging 10.3ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 50.3%, 3PT: 27.5%, FT: 68.4%. Last season he scored in double figures in 15 games with his best scoring games including a 26 point effort against Maine and a 22 point game against UMBC. In his freshman season he played 34 games averaging 7.5ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 42.2%, 3PT: 39.0%, FT: 69.2%. In his second season at Stony Brook (NCAA) he played 29 games averaging 3.3ppg, 1.6rpg. He reached the NCAA tournament in hiss econd season, but lost to Kentucky (NCAA).

He started his basketball career with the FTG Frankfurt junior team and also played with the PSV Frankfurt junior team. In 2008-2009:he played with Eintracht Frankfurt (2.Regionalliga) playing 9 games averaging 1.6ppg. In 2009-2010 he moved to the Deutsche Bank Skyliners Frankfurt II (Germany-ProB) playing 4 games averaging 2.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.5apg, played mostly for junior team, also had a license to play at Eintracht Frankfurt (Regionalliga) playing 11 games avergaing 6.8ppg. In the 2010-2011 season he remained with the Deutsche Bank Skyliners Frankfurt II (Germany-ProB) playing 2 games.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been German U16 National Team -09, AEC Regular Season Co-Runner-Up -15, AEC Tournament Finalist -15
AEC Regular Season Champion -16, AEC Tournament Winner -16, mAEC Regular Season Runner-Up -17, AEC Tournament Semifinals -17, and AEC All-Defensive Team -17



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Leeuwarden keeps Peterson for another season - by Eurobasket News

Aris Leeuwarden (Eredivisie) re-signed 24-year old point guard Leroy Peterson (185-93). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 28 Eredivisie games he averaged 3.3ppg and 1.0rpg last season.

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Leeuwarden tabs Niels Bunschoten - by Eurobasket News

Aris Leeuwarden (Eredivisie) inked 23-year old Dutch forward Niels Bunschoten (206-102kg-94, agency: Court Side). He just graduated from Indiana State University (NCAA). In 31 games he averaged 4.8ppg and 1.4rpg last season.
As mentioned above Bunschoten is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
His team made it to the MVC Tournament Semifinals in 2016.
Bunschoten represented Holland at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia) three years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 3.0ppg, 1.3rpg.

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Njardvik tabs Ragnar Nathanaelsson - by Eurobasket News

UMFN Njardvik (Dominos League) inked 26-year old Icelandic international center Ragnar Nathanaelsson (218-91). He played most recently at Arcos Albacete Basket in Spanish LEB Silver. In 13 games he averaged 6.2ppg and 6.7rpg last season. Nathanaelsson also played for Caceres_Basket (LEB Gold) in Spanish league that season. But in 19 games he had just 1.7ppg and 1.6rpg.
He played in the final of Icelandic D1 Playoff in 2013.
Nathanaelsson has been also a member of Icelandic international program for some years. He has regularly played for Icelandic senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2011.
Nathanaelsson also represented Iceland at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 2 games: 0pts, 2.5rpg.
Nathanaelsson has played previously professionally in Sweden (Sundsvall Dragons) and Iceland (Hamar and Thor Thorl).

UMFN Njardvik roster for 2017-2018:

Ragnar Nathanaelsson
Hilmar Hafsteinsson
Brynjar Thor Gudnason
Gabriel Moller
Snjolfur Stefansson
Jon Sverrisson
Elvar Robertsson

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Vishesh Bhriguvanshi (ex Bengaluru) is a newcomer at 36ers - by Hugh McAuliffe

Adelaide 36ers (NBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Indian international forward Vishesh Bhriguvanshi (195-98kg-91). He played this summer at Bengaluru in Indian UBA League. In 10 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 30.9ppg and had 8.5rpg (#5 in the league), 9.4apg (top 2) and 1.5spg. Bhriguvanshi helped them to make it to the final. Great season indeed as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Indian UBA 1st Team and to the All-Star Game.
He won Maldives League championship title in 2016.
Bhriguvanshi has been also a member of Indian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Indian senior team since 2009 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2008.
Bhriguvanshi represented India at the Asian Championships in Changsha-Hunan (China) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 14.2ppg, 3.7rpg, Assists-2 (4.8apg), 1.8spg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 33.9%, FT: 77.3%.
Bhriguvanshi has played previously professionally in India (N.W. Railway, ONGC Uttarakhand Dehradoon and Young Cagers) and Maldives (T-Rex Basketball Club).

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Coach O'Reilly is back at UCC Demons - by Eurobasket News

C&S UCC Demons Cork (Super League) hired 33-year old Irish coach Colin O'Reilly. It is actually his comeback to Cork as he used to coach here before. O'Reilly coached most recently at Cheshire Phoenix in British BBL league.
The previous (15-16) season he coached at UCC Demons (Premier League). O'Reilly helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Irish Premier League Coach of the Year.
He has been coaching Irish Senior National Team between 2015 and 2017 and coached also U18 National Team two years ago.

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Jonathan Skjoldebrand re-signs at Ironi Nahariya - by Nir Luna

Ironi Nahariya (Winner League) confirmed in their roster experienced 34-year old Swedish ex-international power forward Jonathan Skjoldebrand (204-100kg-83). He played there last season. Skjoldebrand managed to play in three leagues last year. In 37 Winner League games he had 11.9ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.9apg and 1.4spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. Skjoldebrand also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 11.8ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.5apg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. And finally Skjoldebrand contributed to 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 7.9ppg and 2.6rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Skjoldebrand played at Maccabi Ashdod. In 33 Winner League games he got 10.0ppg, 4.1rpg and 2.0apg.
Skjoldebrand won Israeli National League championship title in 2012.
He also represented Sweden at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 3.4ppg.
Skjoldebrand is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Finland (Kouvot), Spain (Melilla_Baloncesto and Clinicas Rincon), Israel (Hapoel Tel Aviv and Hasharon) and Sweden (Sodertalje Kings).

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Bourg signs Chase Simon, ex Maccabi Ashdod - by Eurobasket News

JL Bourg Basket (ProA) signed 28-year old American small forward Chase Simon (201-89, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Three Eye Sports). He played last season at Maccabi Ashdod in Israeli Winner League. In 33 games he had very impressive stats: 17.2ppg, 4.7rpg, 3.5apg and 1.2spg. Simon helped them to make it to the Israeli Cup Semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season he played at La ICL Manresa in Spanish Liga Endesa where in 33 games he recorded 11.5ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1spg.
Simon has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
His college team won Horizon League Tournament in 2012.
Simon has played also professionally in Greece (Aris), Lithuania (Siauliai) and Poland (Anwil and Siarka).
He attended University of Detroit Mercy until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

JL Bourg Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Meredis Houmounou
Garrett Sim
Lance Jeter

Forwards:
Gilvydas Biruta
Chase Simon
Maxime Courby

Centers:
Zachery Peacock
Youssou Ndoye

Coach: Savo Vucevic

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Maccabi Ashdod lands coach Brad Greenberg, ex Eskisehir Basket - by Greg

Maccabi Ashdod (Winner League) tabbed American coach Brad Greenberg (agency: Three Eye Sports. He coached most recently at Eskisehir Basket in Turkish TBL league. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. He will replace Meir Tapiro.
The previous (15-16) season Greenberg coached at Avtodor (VTB) in Russian league.
Greenberg has coached previously two other Israel teams: Hapoel Jerusalem and Maccabi Haifa.

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Fabi re-signs at Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria - by Eurobasket News

Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 26-year old naturalized Argentinian swingman Agustin Fabi (199-91). He played there last season. In 33 Serie A2 games he had 12.8ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.4apg and 1.4spg.
The previous (15-16) season Fabi played at Treviso Basket (Serie A) where in 37 games he recorded 7.6ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.9apg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Fabi won Italian LNP Silver championship title in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian LNP Silver Honorable Mention in 2015.
Fabi has played previously for three other teams: Benetton Treviso, Treviglio and Patti.
On Fabi: A talented player with a great instinct for shooting. Needs to improve his selection (sometimes he shots too much) and to improve his feet quickness.

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Spatti re-signs at Oleggio - by Eurobasket News

Oleggio Magic Basket (Serie B) confirmed in their roster 22-year old power forward Alessandro Spatti (204-89kg-95, agency: Octagon Europe). He played there last season. In 12 Serie B games he recorded 8.4ppg and 5.8rpg. Spatti also played that season for GR Service Cecina where in 16 Serie B games he averaged 8.2ppg and 3.8rpg.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 4.9ppg, 1.9rpg.
Spatti has played previously for three other teams: Bergamo, Treviglio and Pallacanestro Alto Sebino Volpino.
On Spatti: A very athletic forward, with great leaping ability and timing. Can be devastating in open court situations, finishing with thunderous dunks. Also a good shooter who is improving his range.

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Giovanni Gasparin agreed terms with Imola - by Eurobasket News

Andrea Costa Imola (Serie A2) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old guard Giovanni Gasparin (187-91, agency: Interperformances). He played most recently at Fulgor Omegna in the Serie B. In 41 games he recorded 14.4ppg, 4.6rpg, 3.8apg and 2.0spg last season. Gasparin helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Bakery Piacentina (also in Serie B) where in 35 games he averaged 14.7ppg, 5.4rpg, 3.3apg and 1.9spg (in top 5). Gasparin contributed to his team winning the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Italian DNB Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2014.
Gasparin has played previously for two other teams: Rimini and Fortituto Kontatto Bologna.

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Stefano Spizzichini agreed terms with Lighthouse Conad Trapani - by Eurobasket News

Lighthouse Conad Trapani (Serie A2) inked 27-year old power forward Stefano Spizzichini (203-90) from Ambalt Recanati. In 30 Serie A2 games he recorded 4.5ppg and 4.3rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Spizzichini played at BCC Corvengenze Agropoli where in 25 Serie A2 games he averaged 7.0ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.0apg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
Spizzichini represented Italy at the Albert Schweitzer International Tournament in Mannheim (Unofficial World Championships U18) nine years ago.
He has played previously for eight other teams: Fortituto Kontatto Bologna, Firenze Enic, Ragusa, Gorizia, Siena Virtus, Lumezzane, Rieti and Bologna.

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Leonardo Battistini joins Matera - by Eurobasket News

Bawer Olimpia Matera (Serie B) agreed terms with 22-year old swingman Leonardo Battistini (196-88kg-95) from NTS Basket Rimini Crabs. In 28 Serie B games he had very impressive stats: 16.2ppg and 6.6rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Battistini was tested by Mantova (Serie A). But in only one game he did not score anything.
He was a member of Italian U18 National Team in 2013.
Battistini has played previously for two other teams: Unieuro Forli and Montichiari.

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Jakov Milosevic signs at Faenza - by Eurobasket News

Rekico Faenza (Serie B) landed 18-year old Montenegrin center Jakov Milosevic (204-99). He is not a newcomer in Italian League as he played most recently at Vado Ligure in the Serie C Silver. In 22 games he averaged 12.9ppg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Milosevic was tested by Orsi Derthona Basket Tortona (Serie A).
He represented Montenegro at the European Championships U18 Division B in Skopje (FYR Macedonia) last year. Milosevic's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: 2.9ppg, 2.1rpg.

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Vencato re-signs at Mantova - by Eurobasket News

Stings Mantova (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 22-year old shooting guard Luca Vencato (195-88kg-95, agency: Players Group). He played there last season. In 31 Serie A2 games he recorded 3.6ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.7apg.
The previous (15-16) season Vencato played at Piacenza (Serie A) where in 26 games he averaged 5.2ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.0apg.
He played in the final of Italian LNP Silver Playoffs in 2014.
Vencato represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 4.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.3spg.

Stings Mantova roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Matteo Montano
Luca Vencato
Marco Timperi
Jared Brownridge

Forward:
Valerio Cucci

Center:
Francesco Candussi

Coach: Davide Lamma

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Tyler Cain (ex Chalons-Reims) could sign at Openjobmetis VA - by Eurobasket News

Openjobmetis Varese (Serie A) is about to tab 29-year old American power forward Tyler Cain (203-110kg-88, college: S.Dakota) who played last time at Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket in France. In 34 ProA games he averaged 9.9ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.1apg and 1.0bpg last season. He can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Cain played at JDA Dijon (also in ProA) where in 34 games he had 10.7ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.4apg.
Among other achievements Cain won Latvian League championship title for two years in a row (2011 and 2012). He received also All-GWC Player of the Year award back in 2010 at his college time.
Cain has played also professionally in Italy (Unieuro Forli) and Latvia (Barons Riga and VEF Riga).
He attended University of South Dakota until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

Openjobmetis Varese roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Antabia Waller
Matteo Tambone

Forwards:
Nicola Natali
Norvel Pelle
Giancarlo Ferrero
Stan Okoye
Aleksa Avramovic

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EA7 Armani adds Micov to their roster - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) added to their roster 32-year old Serbian forward Vladimir Micov (201-102kg-85, agency: BeoBasket). He has played for the last three seasons at Galatasaray in Turkish BSL league. In 30 games he recorded 11.6ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.6apg and 1.0spg last season. Micov helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. He also played 29 games in Euroleague where he averaged 11.2ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.4apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Micov's team made it to the League Semifinals in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup 1st Team in 2016. Micov was a member of Serbian Senior National Team between 2013 and 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Micov has played also professionally in Greece (Panionios), Montenegro (Buducnost), Russia (CSKA Moscow), Spain (Baskonia), Italy (MIA-RO Cantu) and Serbia (Partizan, OKK Beograd, Lavovi and Nova Pazova).

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Dairis Bertans

Forwards:
Vladimir Micov
Amath M'Baye

Center:
Kaleb Tarczewski

Coach: Simone Pianigiani

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Pescara adds Caverni to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Amatori Pescara (Serie B) added to their roster 21-year old shooting guard Michele Caverni (180-96, agency: Octagon Europe) from Pallacanestro Senigallia. In 29 Serie B games he recorded 9.7ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg last season.
Caverni has played previously for VL Pesaro.

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Pescara signs Ennio Leonzio - by Eurobasket News

Amatori Pescara (Serie B) signed 23-year old guard Ennio Leonzio (192-80kg-94) from Bakery Piacentina. In 37 Serie B games he had 10.9ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.8apg last season. Leonzio also spent pre-season at Proger BLS Chieti (Serie A2) that year.
He was a member of Italian U20 National Team in 2014.
Leonzio has played previously for four other teams: Roma Virtus, Roma S.Azzurra, Basket Barcellona and Roma Minerva.

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Italian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Italian U20 National Team 2017
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Riccardo Bolpin
Bolpin
Leonardo Candi
Candi
Lorenzo Caroti
Caroti
Riccardo Cattapan
Cattapan
Mattia Da Campo
Da Campo
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Riccardo Bolpin 197-PG-97 Recanati Italy
Leonardo Candi 190-PG-97 Grissin Bon RE Italy
Lorenzo Caroti 185-PG-97 Viola RC Italy
Riccardo Cattapan 212-C-97 Moncalieri Italy
Mattia Da Campo 196-G-97 Seattle USA
Matteo Ferrara 195-PF-97 Padova Italy
Matteo Fioravanti 194-G/F-97 Taranto Italy
Andrea La Torre 204-G/F-97 Treviso Basket Italy
Curtis Nwohuocha 202-C/F-97 Treviglio Italy
David Okeke 202-F/C-98 Fiat TO Italy
Luca Pollone 188-G-97 Angelico Biella Italy
Luca Rattalino 205-F/C-97 Angelico Biella Italy
Giacomo Sgorbati 200-F/G-97 Ravenna Italy
Marco Timperi 188-G-97 Mantova Italy
Leonardo Tote 209-C/F-97 Verona Italy

Stefano Sacripanti Head Coach Scandone AV Italy
Federico Fuca Assistant FCM Ferentino Italy
Furio Steffe Assistant Piacenza Italy



Bondi Ferrara signs Alessandro Panni - by Eurobasket News

Bondi Ferrara (Serie A2) signed 26-year old guard Alessandro Panni (189-91, agency: Octagon Europe). He has played for the last two seasons at Bergamo Basket 2014 in the Serie B. In 37 games he had 10.9ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.2apg and 1.2spg last season. Panni helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B Honorable Mention.
He has played previously for six other teams: Verona, Pordenone, Officine Creative Supernova Montegranaro, Villafranca, Summano and Orzinuovi GaGa.

Bondi Ferrara roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marco Venuto
Riccardo Cortese
Alessandro Panni

Forwards:
Erik Rush
Lorenzo Molinaro

Center:
Tommaso Fantoni

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Rieti adds Carenza to their roster - by Eurobasket News

NPC Rieti (Serie A2) added to their roster 29-year old forward Giovanni Carenza (202-95kg-88, college: St.Anselm, agency: Interperformances) from BCC Corvengenze Agropoli. In 30 Serie A2 games he recorded 7.8ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.0apg last season.
Carenza's team was regular season runner-up in Italian Serie A2 West in 2016.
He has played previously for five other teams: Perugia, Roseto, Siena Virtus, CZG Veroli and Ostuni.
Carenza attended St.Anselm College until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A talented forward, with great athleticism and long arms. Has the ability to alter shots around the rim and can shoot and dribble. Could become quickly a great rebounder and defender. He needs to get much stronger and play with a greater sense of discipline to reach his potential.

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Chessa re-signs at Roma Virtus - by Eurobasket News

Acea Virtus Roma (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 29-year old ex-international point guard Massimo Chessa (188-80kg-88). He played there last season. In 28 Serie A2 games he had 14.0ppg, 2.6rpg and 3.5apg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Chessa played at Lighthouse (Serie A) where in 35 games he recorded 10.6ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.9apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Chessa's team won Italian Cup for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian Lega2 Most Improved Player of the Year back in 2008.
Chessa was a member of Italian international program for some years. He was called to Italian Senior National Team back in 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2006 and 2008.
Chessa has played previously for four other teams: Verona, Banco di Srd, Angelico Biella and Fiat Torino.
He could be described: A very promising but lanky guard who has great offensive skills and is also maturing as a passer. In desperate need of some weight more..

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Meini re-signs at Montecatini - by Eurobasket News

Montecatiniterme Basket (Serie B) confirmed in their roster experienced 38-year old point guard Guido Meini (188-88kg-79). He played there last season. In 31 Serie B games he had 10.3ppg, 5.6rpg, 4.5apg and 1.6spg.
The previous (15-16) season Meini played at Roma Virtus (Serie A) where in 27 games he recorded 5.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 3.3apg.
He won Italian Lega Due championship title in 2013.
Meini has spent his entire career in Italy playing for five other teams: The Flexx Pistoia, Umana Venezia, Pavia Basket, Lighthouse Conad Trapani and CZG Veroli.
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Montecatini.

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Nicolo Melli (ex Brose Bask.) is a newcomer at Fenerbahce - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Fenerbahce Istanbul (BSL) added to their roster 26-year old Italian power forward Nicolo Melli (205-100kg-91). He has played for the last two seasons at Brose Baskets Bamberg in German BBL league. In 41 games he recorded 8.2ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.9apg last season. Melli helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Melli also played 30 games in Euroleague where he averaged 11.5ppg, 7.4rpg (#2 in the league) and 2.3apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague 2nd Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian Lega2 Most Improved Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Italian Lega2 Domestic Player of the Year back in 2009.
Melli represented Italy at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 3.0ppg, 2.4rpg.
Melli has played also professionally for other Italian teams like Armani Milano, VL Pesaro and Grissin Bon RE.

Fenerbahce Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sinan Guler
Bobby Dixon
Melih Mahmutoglu
Konstantinos Sloukas

Forwards:
Luigi Datome
Baris Hersek
Nicolo Melli
Nikola Kalinic

Center:
Ahmet Duverioglu

Coach: Zeljko Obradovic

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Nicolo Melli (ex Brose Bask.) to sign at Fenerbahce - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Fenerbahce Istanbul (BSL) adding to their roster 26-year old Italian power forward Nicolo Melli (205-100kg-91). He has played for the last two seasons at Brose Baskets Bamberg in German BBL league. In 41 games he recorded 8.2ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.9apg last season. Melli helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Melli also played 30 games in Euroleague where he averaged 11.5ppg, 7.4rpg (#2 in the league) and 2.3apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague 2nd Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian Lega2 Most Improved Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Italian Lega2 Domestic Player of the Year back in 2009.
Melli represented Italy at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 3.0ppg, 2.4rpg.
Melli has played also professionally for other Italian teams like Armani Milano, VL Pesaro and Grissin Bon RE.

Fenerbahce Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sinan Guler
Bobby Dixon
Melih Mahmutoglu
Konstantinos Sloukas

Forwards:
Luigi Datome
Baris Hersek
Nicolo Melli
Nikola Kalinic

Center:
Ahmet Duverioglu

Coach: Zeljko Obradovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nardo keeps Polonara for another season - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Nature Nardo re-signed 33-year old forward Valerio Polonara (198-84). He played there last season.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Amatori Pescara where in 41 Serie B games he recorded 5.5ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.1apg. Polonara helped them to make it to the group final.
He was a member of Italian U18 National Team back in 2002.
Polonara has spent his entire career in Italy playing for five other teams: Rovereto, Senigallia, Pallacanestro Alto Sebino Volpino, Acireale and Lanciano.

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Green re-signs at Alma Trieste - by Eurobasket News

Pallacanestro Alma Trieste (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 24-year old American guard Javonte Green (193-93kg-93, college: Radford, agency: Duran International). He was a team leader there last season. In 45 Serie A2 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.2apg and 2.4spg (leader !!!). Green helped them to make it to the final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Marin Ence PeixeGalego in Spanish LEB Silver where in 25 games he was second best scorer with remarkable 18.0ppg and had 6.7rpg, 1.4apg and 2.2spg (leader !!!). Green contributed to his team winning the Spanish LEB Silver title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Great season indeed as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Forward of the Year.
He graduated from Radford University in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

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Piacenza keeps Formenti for another season - by Eurobasket News

UCC Assigeco Piacenza (Serie A2) re-signed experienced 35-year old former international guard Matteo Formenti (194-90kg-82). He played there last season. In 16 Serie A2 games he averaged 11.1ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season Formenti played at Banco di Srd (Serie A). The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 23 Serie A games he had just 2.9ppg and 1.3rpg. Formenti helped them to make it to the Supercup semifinals. He also played 6 games in Euroleague where he recorded only 1.2ppg and 1.0rpg. Formenti also played 6 games in Eurocup where he got 3.8ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.7spg.
Among other achievements he won Italian SerieA championship title in 2015. Formenti received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Newcomer of the Year award back in 2010.
He was a member of Italian international program for some years. Formenti was called to Italian Senior National Team between 2002 and 2003 and previously for U20 National Team between 2020 and 2002.
He has spent his entire career in Italy playing for five other teams: Desio, Enel Brindisi, Treviglio, Novipiu Casale and Vanoli Cremona.
Formenti is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Piacenza.
Let's have closer look into Formenti's outlook: A good skilled combo guard who has yet to decide his better position on the court; needs also to beef up a little, and to improve his decision making, his future at high level is at the PG position;.

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Fiat Torino lands Diante Garrett, ex Toyota Alvark - by Eurobasket News

Fiat Torino (Serie A) landed 29-year old American point guard Diante Garrett (196-86kg-88, college: Iowa State). He played most recently at Toyota Alvark in Japanese B League. In 62 games he averaged impressive 18.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 4.0apg (top 3) and 1.5spg last season. Garrett helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in B League East Division. They also advanced to the league semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese B League 2nd Team, All-Star Game and was invited to participate in the All-Star Game Slam Dunk Contest.
The previous (15-16) season Garrett played at Maccabi Ashdod (Winner League) in Israel where in 33 games he was third best scorer with remarkable 18.7ppg and recorded 3.7rpg, 6.2apg (top 3) and 1.4spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention and was invited to participate in the All-Star Game Slam Dunk Contest.
Garrett has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
He is a very experienced player. Garrett has played also professionally in Croatia (KK Zagreb), France (JSF Nanterre), NBA (Utah Jazz, Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns, Oklahoma City Thunder and Toronto Raptors) and NBA G League (Northern Arizona Suns, Iowa Energy and Grand Rapids Drive).
He attended Iowa State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

Fiat Torino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Davide Parente
Pietro Aradori
Diante Garrett

Center:
Antonio Iannuzzi

Coach: Luca Banchi

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Banco di Srd adds Tavernari to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Banco di Sardegna Sassari (Serie A) added to their roster 30-year old Brazilian ex-international small forward Jonathan Tavernari (197-99kg-87, college: BYU). He played last season at Mens Sana 1871 Siena (Serie A2). In 30 games he had 10.3ppg and 4.7rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Tavernari played at BCC Corvengenze Agropoli (also in Serie A2) where in 26 games he recorded 13.3ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.0apg.
He was voted All-MWC Sixth Man of the Year back in 2010 at his college time.
Tavernari was also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. He played for Brazilian Senior National Team between 2008 and 2010 and previously for U16 National Team in 2003.
Tavernari also represented Brazil at the South American Championships in Colombia seven years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 5 games: 10.8ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 57.1%, 3PT: 50.0%.
Tavernari has played previously professionally in Italy (The Flexx Pistoia, Angelico Biella, Scafati and Tortona) and Brazil (Pinheiros and Pinheiros).
He attended Brigham Young University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.
On Tavernari: A skilled perimeter player with great physical presence that allows him to defend well on the 3 and 4 positions. Has deep range and an excellent shooting touch. Can create his own shot out from dribble or shot out from screens.

Banco di Sardegna Sassari roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giacomo DeVecchi
Wiliam Hatcher
Rok Stipcevic
Scott Bamforth
Levi Randolph

Forwards:
Jonathan Tavernari
Achille Polonara
Dyshawn Pierre
Shawn Jones

Center:
Darko Planinic

Coach: Federico Pasquini

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ryan Arcidiacono signs at JuveCaserta - by Eurobasket News

Pasta Reggia JuveCaserta (Serie A) landed 23-year old Italian guard Ryan Arcidiacono (190-88kg-94, college: Villanova). He played most recently at Austin Spurs (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 47 games he averaged 6.5ppg, 3.7rpg and 3.8apg last season. Arcidiacono also spent pre-season at the Spurs in NBA that year.
Among other achievements he won NCAA championship title in 2016. Arcidiacono received also All-Big East 2nd Team award in 2016 at his college time. Arcidiacono was a member of Italian Senior National Team in 2014.
He graduated from Villanova University in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Arcidiacono's outlook: A completely skilled PG, with good court vision and scoring ability. Has yet upside, because he seems a natural-born leader on the court and fights on every ball. Very promising even at European top level.
Diallo Cheick: 9 games: 12.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 2.1bpg, FGP: 51.6%, FT: 73.7% Eddie Jarell: 25 games: 11.1ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 53.3%, 3PT: 33.6%, FT: 87.5% Jefferson Cory: 42 games: 15.8ppg, 8.4rpg, FGP: 49.4%, 3PT: 38.4%, FT: 81.4% Johnson Orlando: 13 games: 17.2ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 49.2%, 3PT: 27.5%, FT: 77.4% Ledbetter Jeff: 38 games: 9.6ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.2apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 56.7%, 3PT: 48.4%, FT: 86.1%
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Bryan Pamba-Juille agreed terms with Nantes - by Eurobasket News

Hermine Nantes Atlantique (ProB) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old naturalized Ivorian point guard Bryan Pamba-Juille (184-92). He was about to sign at Lille Metropole Basket in the ProB. Pamba-Juille has played there for the last four years. The last season he played also at Lille Metropole where in 37 ProB games he recorded 5.2ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.6apg and 1.3spg.
Pamba-Juille's team made it to the French ProB Leaders Cup Final Four in 2016.
He was a member of French U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Pamba-Juille has played previously for three other teams: Pau Lacq Orthez, ALM Evreux and Entente Orleans 45.

Hermine Nantes Atlantique roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Carl Ona-Embo
Bryan Pamba-Juille
Mathis Guillou

Forwards:
Christopher McKnight
Laurence Ekperigin
Alexandre Gavrilovic

Centers:
Guy-Marc Michel
Yannick Quiros

Coach: Franck Collineau

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nancy signs Lemar just out of college - by Eurobasket News

Sluc Nancy Basket Pro (ProB) signed 22-year old American (has also Jamaican passport) guard Brynton Lemar (193-88kg-95). He just graduated from Cal-Davis (NCAA). Lemar has played there for the last four years. In 34 games he had very impressive stats: 16.2ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.6apg last season. Lemar helped them to win Big West Tournament and end the regular season as the second best team in the conference. Quite impressive season as he was named to All-Big West 1st Team and Big West All-Tournament Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Lemar was voted HS Postseason Player of the Year back in 2013 at his college time.

Sluc Nancy Basket Pro roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
DaShaun Wood
Philippe Braud
Brynton Lemar
Enzo Goudou-Sinha

Forwards:
Mickael Var
Narace Williams
Valentin Chery

Center:
Garry Florimont

Coach: Gregor Beugnot

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Fiat Torino lands Diante Garrett, ex Toyota Alvark - by Eurobasket News

Fiat Torino (Serie A) landed 29-year old American point guard Diante Garrett (196-86kg-88, college: Iowa State). He played most recently at Toyota Alvark in Japanese B League. In 62 games he averaged impressive 18.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 4.0apg (top 3) and 1.5spg last season. Garrett helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in B League East Division. They also advanced to the league semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese B League 2nd Team, All-Star Game and was invited to participate in the All-Star Game Slam Dunk Contest.
The previous (15-16) season Garrett played at Maccabi Ashdod (Winner League) in Israel where in 33 games he was third best scorer with remarkable 18.7ppg and recorded 3.7rpg, 6.2apg (top 3) and 1.4spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention and was invited to participate in the All-Star Game Slam Dunk Contest.
Garrett has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
He is a very experienced player. Garrett has played also professionally in Croatia (KK Zagreb), France (JSF Nanterre), NBA (Utah Jazz, Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns, Oklahoma City Thunder and Toronto Raptors) and NBA G League (Northern Arizona Suns, Iowa Energy and Grand Rapids Drive).
He attended Iowa State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

Fiat Torino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Davide Parente
Pietro Aradori
Diante Garrett

Center:
Antonio Iannuzzi

Coach: Luca Banchi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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  MEXICO  


CIBACOPA Round 3 of Finals. Hermosillo secure opening victory - by Eurobasket News

Obregon - Hermosillo 94-101

Hermosillo upset Obregon on the road to cut the deficit in the title series 1-2. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 26-17. But Halcones de Ciudad Obregon won third quarter 31-26. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was the former international point guard Steve Monreal (180-86, college: CS Monterey) who scored 31 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals. American forward Emmanuel Little (196-85, college: N.Dakota) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. Little is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Kevin Capers (188-93, college: Florida Southern) who recorded 32 points and the other American import swingman Glen Rice-Jr (198-91, college: Georgia Tech) added 11 points, 15 rebounds and 9 assists respectively. Five Rayos de Hermosillo and four Halcones de Ciudad Obregon players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Obregon: K.Capers 32+3reb+3ast, M.Glover 22+6reb+1ast, L.Atterberry 14+8reb+2ast, G.Rice Jr. 11+15reb+9ast, J.Hutchingson 7+5reb+2ast, R.Delgado 4+1reb
Hermosillo: S.Monreal 31+5reb+7ast, E.Little 17+10reb+1ast, J.Wilson 16+7reb+2ast, M.Henry 13+6reb, A.Bell 12+2reb+1ast, J.Hiram Lopez 9+4reb
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  MONTENEGRO  


Kyle Gibson (ex Gravelines) joins Buducnost - by Eurobasket News

KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica (Erste Liga) added to their roster 30-year old American guard Kyle Gibson (196-87, college: Louisiana Tech, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral in French ProA. In 32 games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 16.8ppg and averaged 2.8rpg and 2.3apg. Gibson also played 11 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had very remarkable stats: 16.3ppg, 3.9rpg and 2.4apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Telenet BC Oostende (Scooore League) in Belgium. In 39 games he recorded 12.9ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.9apg. Gibson helped them to win the league title (twice) and the Supercup (also twice). A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Forward of the Year, named to All-Imports Team and named to 2nd Team. Gibson also played 15 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 11.5ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.0apg.
Gibson has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
He has played previously professionally in Italy (Roma Virtus and The Flexx Pistoia) and NBA G League (Canton Charge).
Gibson attended Louisiana Tech University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.
On Gibson: Very talented guard. Can play almost 3 positions being primary a SG. Has NBA 3pont range but he can also put it on the floor and slash to the basket. He has a scorer's mentality.

KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nemanja Gordic
Suad Sehovic
Kyle Gibson

Forward:
Viktor Vujisic

Center:
Danilo Nikolic

Coach: Aleksandar Dzikic

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Subotic left Buducnost - by Eurobasket News

27-year old forward Bojan Subotic (203-90) left KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica (Erste Liga). He has played there for the last four years. Subotic played there also last season. In 8 Eurocup games he had 7.0ppg and 4.1rpg. He played there also last season. Subotic also played 29 games in ABA League where he recorded 6.6ppg and 3.2rpg. He played there also last season. And finally Subotic contributed to 9 games in Erste Liga where he averaged 7.3ppg and 3.8rpg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice).
Subotic managed to play in three leagues last year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Subotic was voted Eurobasket.com All-Montenegrin League Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Montenegrin League Center of the Year in 2016.
He represented Montenegro at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 5.4ppg, 3.1rpg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 8.3%, FT: 85.7%.
Subotic has played also professionally in Serbia (Crvena Zvezda and FMP II Beograd).
On Subotic: A promising forward, who plays in the 4 position, but who can easily move to the 3 thanks to soft hands and nice outside shooting.

KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nemanja Gordic
Suad Sehovic
Kyle Gibson

Forward:
Viktor Vujisic

Center:
Danilo Nikolic

Coach: Aleksandar Dzikic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nantes sign Luka Antic - by Philippe Burstert

Hermine Nantes Atlantique (ProB) signed 23-year old naturalized Montenegrin power forward Luka Antic (204-94). He was about to sign at Chalons-Reims (ProA). Antic has played there for the last five years. ProB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. The last season Antic played also at Chalons Reims (also in ProA) where in 22 games he had 3.0ppg and 2.0rpg.
He played in the final of Spanish LEB Silver Play-Off in 2013.
Antic represented Montenegro at the European Championships U18 Division B in Varna (Bulgaria) six years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 2 games: 1.0ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.0apg.
Antic has played also professionally in Spain (Clinicas Rincon).

Hermine Nantes Atlantique roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Carl Ona-Embo
Bryan Pamba-Juille
Mathis Guillou

Forwards:
Christopher McKnight
Laurence Ekperigin
Alexandre Gavrilovic
Luka Antic

Centers:
Guy-Marc Michel
Yannick Quiros

Coach: Franck Collineau

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Montenegrin U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Montenegrin U18 National Team 2017
#s#
Nikola Vujovic
Vujovic
Igor Drobnjak
Drobnjak
Vuk Popovic
Popovic
Pavle Titic
Titic
Andrija Slavkovic
Slavkovic
#e#5
Nikola Vujovic 189-G-99 Lovcen Montenegro
Igor Drobnjak 194-G-00 Mega Bemax U19 Serbia
Vuk Popovic 190-PG-99 KK Junior Montenegro
Pavle Titic 182-PG-00 FC Barcelona Spain
Andrija Slavkovic 199-F/G-99 Lovcen Montenegro
Pavle Jovicevic 198-G-99 Viola RC Italy
Ilija Goranovic 191-SG-99 Sutjeska Montenegro
Bogdan Bojic Sutjeska Montenegro
Jakov Milosevic 204-C-99 Vado Ligure Italy
Pavle Djurisic 204-G-00 Calusa Prep USA
Marko Vujicic KK Podgorica Montenegro
Danilo Brnovic 200-F-00 Canarias Bball Ac. Spain
Lazar Kekovic 205-C-99 Bondi Ferrara Italy
Janko Cepic 200-PF-99 Mens Sana 1871 Italy
Vojislav Jovanovic F/C-99 Palestrina Italy
Djordje Otasevic 99 Sutjeska Montenegro
Marko Simonovic 210-C-99 Moncalieri Italy
Nikola Zizic 208-C-00 FC Barcelona II Spain
Goran Miladinovic 99 Napoli Felix Italy

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



Jakov Milosevic signs at Faenza - by Eurobasket News

Rekico Faenza (Serie B) landed 18-year old Montenegrin center Jakov Milosevic (204-99). He is not a newcomer in Italian League as he played most recently at Vado Ligure in the Serie C Silver. In 22 games he averaged 12.9ppg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Milosevic was tested by Orsi Derthona Basket Tortona (Serie A).
He represented Montenegro at the European Championships U18 Division B in Skopje (FYR Macedonia) last year. Milosevic's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: 2.9ppg, 2.1rpg.

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  NBA  


Kelly Olynyk signs at Miami Heat - by Eurobasket News

Miami Heat landed 26-year old Canadian power forward Kelly Olynyk (213-108kg-91, college: Gonzaga) from Boston Celtics. Olynyk has played there for the last four years. In 93 NBA games in USA he averaged 9.1ppg, 4.5rpg and 2.0apg last season. Olynyk helped them to win the Atlantic Division title.
In 2013 he was drafted by Dallas Mavericks in first round (13th overall). The former Gonzaga University standoutis in his fifth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he received Latinbasket.com All-FIBA Americas 2nd Team award in 2015.
Olynyk was also a member of Canadian international program for some years. He played for Canadian Senior National Team between 2010 and 2015 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2009.
Olynyk also represented Canada at the FIBA Americas in Mexico two years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 10 games: 11.9ppg, Reb-5 (7.5rpg), 2.3apg, FGP: 60.4%, 3PT: 43.5%, FT: 83.3%.
Let's have closer look into Olynyk's outlook: He has a very nice back to the basket game and can be very crafty. Kelly can also face up and knock it in with proficiency. He uses good positioning to grab a nice share of rebounds. A hard worker, Kelly hustles after loose balls, dives on the floor, and will get physical in the paint. He's very coachable, a player who knows his role on the team.

Miami Heat roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Zak Irvin

Forwards:
James Johnson
Kelly Olynyk
Sebastian Saiz
Bam Adebayo

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Knicks sign Tim Hardaway Jr. to 4-year, $71M offer sheet - by Eurobasket News

Restricted Atlanta Hawks free agent Tim Hardaway Jr. (6'6''-G-92, college: Michigan) Jr. has signed a four-year, $71 million offer sheet with the New York Knicks, league sources told ESPN. Hardaway, a 25-year-old shooting guard, has spent the past two seasons in Atlanta after spending his first two in New York. The Hawks will have two days to match the offer. which contains a 15% trade kicker and a player option in the fourth year, per ESPN sources. Hardaway, 6-6, had a breakout season in 2016-17 for Atlanta, scoring 14.5 points per game in 28 minutes. In particular, Hardaway flourished after the Hawks traded Kyle Korver to Cleveland midway through the season. In the final six weeks of the regular season, Hardaway averaged 18 points in 32 minutes per game, hitting 38 percent of his 3-point attempts. New York, under then team president Phil Jackson, traded Hardaway on draft night in 2015 in exchange for the rights to point guard Jerian Grant. Hardaway thrived offensively but struggled at times on defense in New York, which selected him in the first round of the 2013 NBA draft. He has become a more well-rounded player with the Hawks, who transformed him by initially benching him and sending him to the NBA's D-League. Hardaway eventually developed into a key rotation player for Atlanta and started games for the club late in the regular season and in the playoffs. Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said retaining Hardaway was a priority for Atlanta entering the offseason. If the Hawks elect not to match the offer sheet, Hardaway will return to New York, which would then face a decision with incumbent shooting guard Courtney Lee. Lee, a nine-year veteran, has three years remaining on the four-year, $52 million contract he signed with the Knicks as a free agent last season. This is the Knicks' first major move in free agency under general manager Steve Mills, who is the club's top decision-maker in the wake of owner James Dolan's decision to part ways with Jackson late last month. The Knicks have told agents and rival executives that other priorities in free agency include trying to trade Carmelo Anthony and finding a point guard to help ease the NBA transition for rookie Frank Ntilikina, whom New York selected with the eighth overall pick of the 2017 NBA draft. The club has been in contact with free-agent point guards Derrick Rose, Rajon Rondo and Shelvin Mack, per league sources.
Courtesy of: espn.com



Vince Carter and the Kings agree to a one-year, $8 million deal - by Eurobasket News

Free agent Vince Carter (6'6''-G/F-77, college: N.Carolina) has agreed to join the Sacramento Kings on a one-year deal worth $8 million, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Carter, who turned 40 in January, will play in his 21st NBA season in 2017-18, spent the last three with the Memphis Grizzlies where he played an integral part as a role player averaging 6.9 points and 2.5 rebounds. Although Carter is far removed from his high-flying prime, he's been able to age gracefully and has found a specific niche as a three-and-D player in the modern NBA, averaging 34.4 percent from beyond the arc during his time with the Grizzlies. Sacramento now has an interesting roster built around a young core that includes De'Aaron Fox, Harry Giles, Justin Jackson and Buddy Hield, along with veteran guys like Vince Carter, Zach Randolph and George Hill.
Courtesy of: cbssports.com



San Antonio Spurs sign veteran forward Rudy Gay - by Eurobasket News

The San Antonio Spurs announced Thursday that they have signed forward Rudy Gay (6'8''-F/G-86, college: Connecticut). Per team policy, terms of the contract were not announced. Gay, 6-8/230, holds career averages of 18.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.34 steals in 35.6 minutes while shooting .452 from the field and .345 from three-point range in 753 total appearances. He is one of four players in the NBA to average at least 15.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in each of the last 10 seasons, along with Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James and Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge. Last season with Sacramento, Gay averaged 18.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.47 steals in 33.8 minutes while shooting .455 (201-442) from the floor and .372 (42-113) from beyond the arc in 30 games. The 11-year veteran has spent the last three-plus years with the Kings, including the 2014-15 campaign when he averaged a career-high 21.1 points. The former University of Connecticut forward was originally drafted by Houston in the first round of the 2006 NBA Draft (8th overall) before being dealt to Memphis on July 12, 2006. After spending his first six-plus seasons with the Grizzlies, Gay was traded to Toronto on Jan. 30, 2013. Playing parts of two seasons with the Raptors, he was moved on Dec. 9, 2013 to Sacramento. Gay is one of three players in the NBA, along with James and Russell Westbrook, to record at least 13,000 points, 4,000 rebounds and 1,000 steals since 2006.
Courtesy of: nba.com



Johnson re-signs at Miami Heat - by Eurobasket News

Miami Heat confirmed in their roster 30-year old forward James Johnson (206-111kg-87, college: Wake Forest). He played there last season. In 76 NBA games he had 12.8ppg, 5.0rpg, 3.6apg and 1.1bpg.
The previous (15-16) season Johnson played at the Raptors where in 67 NBA games he recorded 4.7ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.1apg. Johnson helped them to win the Atlantic Division title (twice) (also twice).
In 2009 he was drafted by Chicago Bulls in first round (16th overall). Johnson attended Wake Forest University and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted All-ACC 3rd Team back in 2008 and 2009 at his college time.
Johnson has played previously for five other teams: Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Iowa Energy.
He could be described: (by Borko Popic for NBADraft.net in 2009)
Extremely skilled and versatile forward Great physical package, combining size, strength, athleticism and an impressive 7'1 wingspan His frame is very nicely developed, with strong shoulders and a wide base He has a very refined scoring touch and knows how to put the ball in the basket Proved that he is very comfortable handling the ball in all situations, including in transition while going full speed and still keeping his head up, looking to make plays.
Does not show up to play every night and has stretches where he disappears completely, not only as a scorer but in other facets as well
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Miami Heat roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Zak Irvin

Forwards:
James Johnson
Sebastian Saiz
Bam Adebayo

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @BBallInsiders)

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Sixers trade draft rights of Sterling Brown to Bucks - by Eurobasket News

The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired the draft rights to Sterling Brown (6'6''-G-95) from the Philadelphia 76ers for cash considerations. Brown was the 46th overall selection in the 2017 NBA Draft. A 6-foot-6 guard from SMU, Brown played four seasons with the Mustangs, appearing in a program-record 136 games with 106 starts. As a senior in 2016-17, Brown was named to the All-AAC Second Team after averaging 13.4 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game while shooting a conference-high 44.9 percent from 3-point range. During the 2015-16 season as a junior, Brown shot an SMU-record 53.6 percent from 3-point range and averaged 10.1 points with 4.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. In his four seasons at SMU, Brown set the school record for career wins (109) and is second all-time with a 45.1 3-point shooting percentage for his career. Brown is a native of Maywood, Ill., and is the brother of Shannon Brown, who spent nine seasons in the NBA from 2006-2015.
Courtesy of: insidehoops.com



Eric Moreland is a newcomer at the Pistons - by Eurobasket News

Detroit Pistons strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old forward Eric Moreland (208-99kg-91, college: Oregon State). He played most recently at Canton Charge. In 46 NBA G League games he recorded 12.7ppg, 12.1rpg (#2 in the league), 2.8apg, 1.6spg and 2.7bpg last season.
He was selected to D-League All-Star Game in 2017.
The previous (15-16) season Moreland played at the Kings. But in 8 NBA games he averaged just 1.0ppg and 1.4rpg.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
Moreland's team made it to the Pac-12 Tournament Semifinals in 2012.
Moreland has played previously for Reno Bighorns.
He attended Oregon State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Detroit Pistons roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Langston Galloway
Pierre Jackson

Forwards:
Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson
Eric Moreland

Center:
Markus Kennedy

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @chrispatrickjr)

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Mavericks Close To New Contract With Dirk Nowitzki - by Eurobasket News

The Mavericks are finalizing a two-year, $10MM deal with Dirk Nowitzki (7'0''-F-78), writes Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com. The second season will be a team option, so Nowitzki could be a free agent again next summer. That marks a serious reduction for Nowitzki, who could have made $25MM next season if the Mavericks hadn't declined his option, but owner Mark Cuban seems likely to make up for it at some point. Nowitzki has been with the franchise for 19 seasons and has shown a willingness to be flexible with his contract to help the team create cap space. Dallas has $55MM in combined cap holds for Nowitzki and Nerlens Noel, so this new deal should give the team some flexibility. Nowitzki was slowed by an early-season Achilles injury this year, but returned to average 14.2 points and 6.5 rebounds in 54 games. He turned 39 last month, but hasn't given any indication that retirement is near.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



Milos Teodosic Agrees To Two-Year, $12.3M Deal With Clippers - by Eurobasket News

Milos Teodosic (6'5''-PG-87) has agreed to a two-year, $12.3 million deal with the Los Angeles Clippers. Teodosic has been considered one of the best point guards not in the NBA. Teodosic will receive an option in the second year of the deal. Teodosic would be a restricted free agent if he opts out. Teodosic averaged 14.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 6.4 assists in 25.1 minutes per game last season for CSKA.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



Indiana Pacers sign rookie Edmond Sumner - by Eurobasket News

Indiana Pacers inked 22-year old guard Edmond Sumner (198-83kg-95). He just graduated from Xavier (NCAA). Sumner has played there for the last three years. In 22 games he recorded 14.3ppg, 4.2rpg, 4.8apg and 1.2spg last season. Sumner helped them to make it to the semifinals. and they also made it to the NCAA Elite Eight.
This summer he was drafted by New Orleans Pelicans in second round (52nd overall). Sumner just graduated from Xavier and it is his first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements his team was regular season runner-up in Big East in 2016. Sumner received also Big East All-Freshman Team award in 2016 at his college time.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Andre Roberson Agrees To Three-Year, $30M Deal With Thunder - by Eurobasket News

Andre Roberson (6'7''-F-91, college: Colorado) has agreed upon a three-year, $30 million contract to re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Roberson could have signed a four-year deal with the Thunder, but he preferred getting back onto the open market at a younger age. Roberson was a restricted free agent. Roberson was an All-Defensive second team choice in 2017. Roberson was the 26th overall pick to the Thunder in the 2013 NBA Draft.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



Veteran Richard Jefferson returning to Cleveland Cavaliers - by Eurobasket News

Richard Jefferson (6'7''-F/G-80, college: Arizona) isn't messing with any retirement talk this summer. After saying he would stop playing after the Cavaliers won the NBA title in 2016 and changing his mind, Jefferson said Wednesday that he will be back with Cleveland next season - his 17th as a pro. The 37-year-old announced his plans on an episode of his "Road Trippin"' podcast. Jefferson, who had contemplated quitting, has one guaranteed season left on his contract worth $2.5 million. He averaged 5.7 points and 2.6 rebounds in 79 games for the Cavs, serving mostly as a backup for LeBron James. He provided Cleveland with a big lift off the bench during the NBA Finals, when he was asked to guard Golden State's Kevin Durant and was perhaps the Cavs' most productive reserve. Jefferson's return is the latest news in what has been an interesting offseason for the Cavs. General manager David Griffin parted ways with the team after failing to resolve differences with owner Dan Gilbert. Also, the team dangled All-Star forward Kevin Love in trade talks before the draft. In recent days, former All-Star guard Chauncey Billups removed himself from consideration to be the club's president of basketball operations. Last week, the Cavs reached agreement on contracts with free agents Kyle Korver and Jose Calderon. Those deals will become official later this week when the league's moratorium ends.
Courtesy of: nba.com



Dion Waiters To Re-Sign With Heat On Four-Year, $52M Deal - by Eurobasket News

Dion Waiters (6'4''-G-91, college: Syracuse) is finalizing a deal to re-sign with the Miami Heat on a four-year, $52 million deal. Waiters also considered signings with the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers. Waiters was in a holding pattern while the Heat also pursued Gordon Hayward. According to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders, the Lakers made a one-year, $17 million offer to Waiters. Miami offered Waiters an annual average value of $13 million.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



The Pacers cut Ellis - by Eurobasket News

Indiana Pacers cut 32-year old guard Monta Ellis (190-84kg-85). In 78 NBA games he averaged 8.4ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.1apg and 1.0spg.
In 2005 he was drafted by Golden State Warriors in second round (40th overall). Ellis has never attended the college and entered pro basketball just after his high school.
Ellis has played previously for two other teams: Dallas Mavericks and Milwaukee Bucks.
He is described as: Takes great pride in his scoring. Extremely creative and is an excellent finisher with body control.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Washington Wizards sign Young just out of college - by Eurobasket News

Washington Wizards signed 23-year old forward Michael Young (206-107kg-94). He just graduated from Pittsburgh (NCAA). Young has played there for the last four years. In 33 games he had very impressive stats: 19.6ppg, 6.8rpg and 2.7apg last season. Great year as he was named to All-ACC 3rd Team.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
As mentioned above Young is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
His team made it to the ACC Tournament Semifinals in 2014.

Washington Wizards roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jodie Meeks
Rayshawn Simmons

Forwards:
Mike Scott
Michael Young
Kris Jenkins

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sources: Casey Hill to be named head coach of Clippers new G League affiliate - by Eurobasket News

Former Santa Cruz Warriors head coach Casey Hill will be named the head coach of the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario, multiple league sources tell 2 Ways & 10 Days. Hill, spent the past four seasons as the head coach in Santa Cruz, amassing a 114-86 (.570) regular season record, including a G League championship for the 2014-15 season. Prior to Santa Cruz, Hill spent two seasons as an assistant, both under former head coach Nate Bjorkgren (one in Santa Cruz, the other in Bismarck, ND). Hill and the Warriors agreed to mutually part ways at the end of the 2016-17 season. Hill found his way to the coaching ranks as an assistant with the Tokyo Apache of the BJ League in Japan. He is the youngest son of Bob Hill, who served as NBA head coach for several NBA teams including the New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers, San Antonio Spurs and Seattle Supersonics. This will mark the first season the LA Clippers will own and operate their own G League affiliate as the league will tip-off with a record 26 teams for the 2017-18 season.
Courtesy of: 2ways10days.com



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Salerno joins new NBL team in Moncton - by Eurobasket News

Joe Salerno has landed in Moncton. The only head coach in Island Storm franchise history will be the Magic's head coach and general manager of player operations for the new National Basketball League of Canada franchise. The announcement was made on Wednesday. Salerno, the league's coach of the year in 2013, led the Storm to four Atlantic Division finals in six seasons, advancing twice to the final. Salerno told The Guardian in early June that Storm owner Duncan Shaw informed him on May 24 that he couldn't continue to honour the veteran coach's contract, which was set to expire on Sept. 9. Salerno then started the process of looking for new employment and had calls from teams around the circuit. 'To be able to sign with an expansion franchise and start working from the ground up is something that was very enticing to me,' Salerno said. 'I've been coming to the (Moncton) Coliseum for the past six seasons as an away team, and I have seen first-hand how passionate metro fans are about the game.' With the creation of the Magic, the Moncton Miracles cease to exist.
Courtesy of: theguardian.pe.ca



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  NIGERIA  


Rivers Hoopers humble NAF Rockets 87-54 on home court - by Olusegun Ikuesan

Rivers Hoopers guard/ swingman Ikechukwu Benjamin led two other back court players in double figures scoring a season high 24 points and 2 steals, Emmanuel Balogun made 14 points and 4 rebounds while Ronald Alalibo added 12 points and 2 steals.

Ikechukwu started like a house on fire from jump ball wasting no time to roll in a 3 point shot with just 1:57 seconds into the first quarter.

By the end of the first half, the former Lagos Warriors guard/ swingman had reached double figures with 14 points and 2 steals. Each attempt made on his shooting was with confidence and precision and showed he was having a fun-filled day at the office. The Abia state born guard rolled in 87.5% of his shooting scoring 3 of his 7 three-point shots.

NAF Rockets were led by Emeka Ajaegbu with 15 points and 6 rebounds while John A. contributed 10 points and 4 rebounds but the visitors were made to suffer 24 turnovers while the KingsMen made 16 steals off them.

Despite dominating the game from start to finish, the Port Harcourt side had a quiet shooting in the third quarter, scoring just 17 points - their lowest of all the four quarters. There were also moments of complacency but the Rockets did little to capitalize on the occasional poor shooting by the Hoopers.

Rivers Hoopers coach, Ogoh Odaudu rated his team average despite the convincing win over the Rockets.

'I am not too impressed with what happened, people will say that 33 point is much, it is not and we don't have any business giving up 54 points. It is something we are going to work on,' said Odaudu.

'We knew we were going to beat them but you can't play such kind of defense against a team like this. We really need to step up.

"They look at a team they know they are going to beat them, and then become relaxed saying to themselves that 'no matter how we are going to play we will still win' and so they don't put in 100%.

'I want them to come into a game and put in a 100 or 120%. I'll rate them a 60 % or a 50 % in this game," Oduadu explained.

NAF Rockets coach, Shehu Ismail believes the presence of some of his absent players would have made a difference in the game.

'Despite the loss it is still okay with the way the game turned out. Some of our players could not make the trip because some are working while some have exams to write. If they were here, I think they would have made a difference, we won't have lost with this type of margin,' said Ismail.

Rivers Hoopers should expect a tougher test on Saturday when they host Hoops & Read basketball club as the race for a comfortable finish hots-up.

Queen John
Media Officer
Rivers Hoopers Basketball Club



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Memic Muris assistant coach of one of the best Dusko Vujosevic - by Zaki Al-Maashri

AS Seeb coach Muris Memic this summer will also work as assistant coach of Dusko Vujosevic. Bosnia and Herzegovina will play in World Cup qualifications. This is another big reward for coach Memic,to work with coach Dusko Vujosevic,one of the best coaches in Europe. Memic will work on scouting,and analyzing opponents. This will be great experience,and great chance for coach Memic to learn from one of the best in basketball coach Dusko Vujosevic. Memic was successful as a coach of Al Ittihad Saudi Arabia 3 times champion,Al Nizwa Oman champion,KK Bosna Champion of Bosnia and Herzegovina.


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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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Metros de Santiago tabs Shawn Taggart, ex Rain or Shine - by Eurobasket News

Metros de Santiago (LNB) inked 32-year old American forward Shawn Taggart (207-104kg-85, college: Memphis). He played most recently at Rain or Shine in Filipino PBA league. In 8 games he averaged impressive 26.1ppg, 11.9rpg, 2.0apg and 1.5bpg last season.
Part of previous (2015-16) season Taggart spent at Globalport (also in PBA) where in 5 games he had very remarkable stats: 34.4ppg, 14.8rpg, 2.6apg and 1.6bpg. He also played that season for Al Sharjah (D1) in UAE league.
In 2012 (three years after he left the college) Taggart was drafted by Springfield Armor (D-League) in fifth round (78th overall).
He attended University of Memphis until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
Taggart won Balkan League championship title in 2013.
He is a very experienced player. Taggart has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to eight different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Taggart has played previously professionally in China (Brave Dragons, Heilongjiang and Henan), Israel (Galil Gilboa), Qatar (El Jaysh), Spain (UCAM Murcia), Turkey (TED Istanbul), Ukraine (Dnipro), NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors) and D-League (Springfield A.).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sokol Lancut signs Kamil Zywert - by Eurobasket News

Max Elektro Sokol Lancut (1Liga) signed 21-year old point guard Kamil Zywert (186-96). He has played for the last three seasons at Stelmet Zielona Gora in the PLK. PLK was a little too high level for him, where in 8 games he had just 1.0ppg last season. 1Liga will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Zywert helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Zywert also played 1 game in Basketball Champions League, but he did not score anything.
Despite young age Zywert had impressive career. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Honorable Mention back in 2012.
He represented Poland at the European Championships U18 Division B in Strumica (FYR Macedonia) four years ago. Zywert's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 3 games: 4.7ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.7apg, 1.7spg.
Zywert has played previously for five other teams: SMS PZKosz, AZS II Politechnika Warszawska, Sierakow, UKS Gim 92 Ursynow Warszawa and SMS PZKosz II Wladyslawowo.

Max Elektro Sokol Lancut roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Kamil Zywert

Forward:
Bartlomiej Karolak

Centers:
Rafal Kulikowski
Michal Sadlo

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kulig re-signs at Banvit - by Eurobasket News

Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (BSL) confirmed in their roster 30-year old Polish international power forward Damian Kulig (205-87, agency: BeoBasket). He played there last season. In 32 BSL games he recorded 8.5ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.0apg and 1.1bpg. Kulig helped them to win the cup. He also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 10.3ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.4bpg. Kulig contributed to his team making it to the final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Trabzonspor. In 30 BSL games he had 11.4ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0bpg. Kulig also played 14 games in Eurocup where he got 10.2ppg and 3.6rpg.
Kulig won Polish League championship title in 2014.
He has been also a member of Polish international program for some years. Kulig has regularly played for Polish senior team since 2006 and previously for U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
He represented Poland at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.7ppg, 5.7rpg, FGP: 56.3%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 63.6%.
Kulig has played also professionally for other Polish teams like Poznan PBG Basket, PGE Turow, Polpharma, GKS Tychy and Piotrkow.
On Kulig: A strong bodied forward who can bruise under the basket and can easly hit a three pointer if left open on the perimeter. One of the most underrated Polish internationals, he can surpsise who doesn't know him well.

Banvit Basketbol Kulubu roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Tony Taylor

Forwards:
Damian Kulig
Angelo Caloiaro

Center:
Gasper Vidmar

Coach: Saso Filipovski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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James Ellisor (ex Oliveirense) agreed terms with Quimper - by Eurobasket News

Quimper UJAP (ProB) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old American forward James Ellisor (195-90, college: Bemidji State). He has played for the last two years at Oliveirense in Portuguese LPB league. In 38 games he recorded 14.9ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.1apg and 1.7spg (in top 5) last season. Ellisor helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Portuguese League All-Imports Team and to the All-Star Game.
Among other achievements his team won NSIC Regular Season in 2012. Ellisor received also Daktronics Division II All-America Player of the Year award back in 2012 at his college time.
Ellisor has played also professionally in Russia (Planeta-Universitet Ukhta).
He attended Bemidji State until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Ellisor's game is described as: Athletic combo guard with unbelievable shooting ability. Led the NSIC in 3-point percentage with a (57.8%). 2012 Daktronics Division II Ron Lenz National Player of the Year & All American!.

Quimper UJAP roster for 2017-2018:

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

Coach: Laurent Foirest

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @610Sportsusa)

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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, Ponce19.8 
 4. Rosario, Quebradillas18.6 
 5. Harris, Ponce18.5 
 6. Costner, Isabela18.4 
 7. Warrick, Ponce17.8 
 8. Huertas, Arecibo17.1 
 9. Laury, Mayaguez16.8 
 10. Arroyo, Fajardo16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Ponce
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Dawson, Ponce9.9 
 2. Jefferson, Arecibo9.6 
 3. Akindele, Bayamon9.5 
 4. Laury, Mayaguez9.2 
 5. Famous, Isabela9.1 
 6. Romero, Bayamon9.0 
 7. James, Fajardo8.8 
 8. Clarke, Arecibo8.3 
 9. Collier, Mayaguez8.1 
 10. James, Fajardo8.1 
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, Arecibo4.5 
 10. Garcia, Quebradillas4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Walter HODGE
  Arecibo
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Hodge, Arecibo1.9 
 2. Wilkins, Guayama1.7 
 3. Liz, Ponce1.6 
 4. Abreu, Aguada1.4 
 5. Browne, San German1.4 
 6. Behanan, Arecibo1.4 
 7. Clarke, Arecibo1.3 
 8. Smith, Quebradillas1.2 
 9. Romero, Bayamon1.2 
 10. Rosario, 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. Jefferson, Arecibo1.3 
 5. Orozco, Isabela1.1 
 6. Lalanne, Arecibo1.1 
 7. Franklin, San G.1.0 
 8. Akindele, Bayamon1.0 
 9. Hernandez, Quebradi.0.9 
 10. Gaston, Aguada0.9 


Recap of BSN Round 3 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Aguada - Mayaguez 97-82

Aguada rallied past Mayaguez to take 2-1 lead. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 50-31 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Santeros shot the lights out from three sinking 16 long-distance shots on high 51.6 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists. It was a good game for American swingman Lamar Patterson (196-91, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Pensack Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 assists. International Chris Gaston (201-89, college: Fordham) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Five Santeros players scored in double figures. The former international forward Kevin Young (203-90, college: Kansas, agency: SDJ Sports) answered with 26 points and 5 rebounds and international Ramon Clemente (200-85, college: Wichita St.) added 11 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Indios. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Aguada: A.Abreu 21+2reb+6ast, C.Gaston 16+11reb+3ast, L.Patterson 15+4reb+11ast, R.Hettsheimer 15+5reb, G.Clavell 10+4reb+1ast, J.Rodriguez 8+2ast
Mayaguez: K.Young 26+5reb+2ast, R.Clemente 11+11reb, C.Duran 10+1reb+4ast, T.Freeman 9+5reb+2ast, D.Collier 8+7reb+2ast, T.Mitchell 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 549324


Ponce - Arecibo 103-97

Ponce held off Arecibo for 2-1 advantage in the series. Leones made 29-of-33 charity shots (87.9 percent) during the game, while Capitanes only scored twelve points from the stripe. Leones players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. Capitanes were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American Mike Harris (198-83, college: Rice) who led his team to a victory scoring 35 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 7 assists. His fellow American import power forward Eric Dawson (206-84, college: Midwestern St., agency: Haylett Sports) helped adding 23 points, 14 rebounds and 8 assists. Dawson is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Leones players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Davon Jefferson (204-86, college: USC) with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds and naturalized U.S. Virgin Islands point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida) scored 30 points and 5 assists.
Top scorers:
Ponce: M.Harris 35+7reb+7ast, V.Liz 24+5reb+4ast, E.Dawson 23+14reb+8ast, A.Daniel Vassallo 15+5reb+2ast, C.Emory 5+9reb+1ast, G.Colon 1
Arecibo: W.Hodge 30+2reb+5ast, D.Jefferson 24+12reb+2ast, D.Huertas 17+6reb+4ast, D.Clemente 8+2ast, C.Clarke 7+7reb+3ast, G.Diaz 7+3reb+3ast
gschID: 549323


Quebradillas - San German 100-72

Quebradillas knocked down San German to surge ahead in the series. The game was mostly controlled by Piratas. Atleticos was better in fourth quarter 22-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 25-of-29 charity shots (86.2 percent) during the game. Piratas outrebounded Atleticos 43-31 including a 39-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. Atleticos were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a quality performance of American guard Tu Holloway (182-89, college: Xavier) who helped to win the game recording 13 points and 9 assists. His fellow American import forward Will Daniels (202-86, college: Rhode Island) helped adding 18 points. Five Piratas players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was the former international Paul Graham (196-85, college: Florida Atlantic) with 18 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and American power forward Justin Keenan (202-88, college: Ferris St.) scored 12 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.
Top scorers:
Quebradillas: W.Daniels 18+3reb+1ast, T.Holloway 13+2reb+9ast, M.Rosario 12+4reb+2ast, R.Chaney 12+4reb+1ast, A.Carmona 10+5reb+2ast, L.Hernandez 9+2reb
San German: P.Graham 18, J.Keenan 12+5reb, C.Martinez 7+3reb+1ast, G.Ruiz 6+4reb+1ast, I.Sosa Carrion 5+1reb, E.Cordero 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 549322


Fajardo - Bayamon 93-78

Fajardo regained the lead versus Bayamon following an easy home win. The game was mostly controlled by Cariduros. Vaqueros was better in third quarter 26-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 18-of-20 charity shots (90.0 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Cariduros especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.9 percentage. Vaqueros were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for international point guard Carlos Arroyo (188-79, college: FIU, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory scoring 25 points and 5 assists. The former international point guard Filiberto Rivera (189-82, college: UTEP) helped adding 19 points and 4 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). The best for the losing side was Nigerian center Jeleel Akindele (216-83, college: Chicago St., agency: BeoBasket) with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and international Alexander Galindo (200-85, college: FIU) scored 19 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Fajardo: C.Arroyo 25+3reb+5ast, F.Rivera 19+4reb+4ast, D.James 15+8reb+3ast, E.Ayuso 12+1reb+2ast, R.Buckner 6+3reb, A.Colon 5
Bayamon: A.Galindo 19+2reb+3ast, J.Akindele 14+10reb+2ast, C.Dalmau 13+1reb+4ast, B.Colon 10+4reb+1ast, J.Hamilton 7+2ast, B.Santiago 5+2reb
gschID: 549321





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Jones re-signs at Politehnica Iasi - by Eurobasket News

CS Politehnica Unirea Iasi (Liga I) confirmed in their roster 31-year old American guard Jermale Jones (186-86, college: Tuskegee). He played there last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season Jones played at Black Star (N2) in Luxembourg league.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Eurobasket Summer League in Atlanta championship title in 2010. Jones was also voted Eurobasket Summer League in Atlanta All-Tournament 2nd Team back in 2010.
He has played also professionally in Germany (Licher Basket and SSV Lok Bernau).
Jones attended Tuskegee University until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Outstanding perimeter shooter with nice athletic skills. Great Defender. Passes the ball very well. Has high level experience in college in the SIAC. He is a scoring machine that can shoot and score bunches very quickly. He was a total team player who could hit the deep ball but pass as well.

CS Politehnica Unirea Iasi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jermale Jones
Michail Liapis
Mike Balogun

Forward:
Sinisa Cvetanovic

Center:
Dejan Bjelic

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Markel Brown left Khimki - by Eurobasket News

25-year old American point guard Markel Brown (191-85kg-92, college: Oklahoma State) left BC Khimki Moscow Region (VTB). In 11 Eurocup games he had 5.0ppg and 2.3rpg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 21 games in VTB United League where he recorded 5.3ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.1apg. Brown contributed to his team making it to the final. He also spent pre-season at the Cavaliers in NBA that year.
Three years ago Brown was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in second round (44th overall). The former Oklahoma State staris in his fourth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted All-Big 12 2nd Team back in 2013 and 2014 at his college time.
Brown has played previously for two other NBA teams: Brooklyn Nets and Maine Red Claws.

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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Unics ink Vladislav Trushkin - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) agreed terms with 24-year old international small forward Vladislav Trushkin (201-98kg-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He played last season at Enisey (VTB). In 16 FIBA Europe Cup games he had 9.1ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.9apg. Trushkin helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 25 games in VTB United League where he recorded 8.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.8apg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season Trushkin played at Spartak Primorie Vladivostok (Superleague). In 25 games he averaged 13.4ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.9apg, 1.7spg and 1.1bpg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 1 2nd Team. The other team he played that season for was Dynamo Moscow (Superleague). In 25 games he got 13.4ppg, 7.4rpg (#5 in the league) and 1.9apg. It was another spectacular season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 1 2nd Team. Another team Trushkin played that season for was Spartak Vidnoye (Superleague). In 25 games he got 13.4ppg, 7.4rpg (#5 in the league) and 1.9apg. And one more great season too as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 1 2nd Team.
Trushkin's team was regular season runner-up in Russian Superleague in 2015.
He has been also a member of Russian international program for some years. Trushkin has regularly played for Russian senior team since 2016 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2011.
He represented Russia at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. Trushkin's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 10 games: 9.1ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.2apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 47.1%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 63.6%.

Unics Kazan roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Keith Langford
Anton Ponkrashov
Evgeny Kolesnikov
Joaquin Colom

Forward:
Vladislav Trushkin

Coach: Dimitris Priftis

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Beijing Ducks land Aaron Jackson, ex CSKA - by Eurobasket News

Shougang Beijing Ducks (CBA) tabbed 31-year old American guard Aaron Jackson (190-83kg-86, college: Duquesne). He has played for the last five years at CSKA Moscow in Russian VTB league. In 34 Euroleague games he averaged 7.6ppg, 1.4rpg and 3.6apg last season. Jackson helped them to make it to the Euroleague Final Four. He also played 32 games in VTB United League where he had 8.2ppg, 1.8rpg and 4.0apg. Jackson contributed to his team winning the VTB United League championship (twice) (also twice).
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Spanish ACB 3rd Team award back in 2012.
Jackson has played also professionally in Italy (Virtus Bologna), Turkey (Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye) and Spain (RETAbet Bilbao Basket).
He attended University of Duquesne until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Jackson's outlook: Can spend time in both the guard position, has good offensive skills, his team mentality allows him to be a good PG even at European level. He's enough tall and strong to succesfully guard the opposite SGs, in some seasons he could become a star at Euroleague level.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Milos Teodosic Agrees To Two-Year, $12.3M Deal With Clippers - by Eurobasket News

Milos Teodosic (6'5''-PG-87) has agreed to a two-year, $12.3 million deal with the Los Angeles Clippers. Teodosic has been considered one of the best point guards not in the NBA. Teodosic will receive an option in the second year of the deal. Teodosic would be a restricted free agent if he opts out. Teodosic averaged 14.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 6.4 assists in 25.1 minutes per game last season for CSKA.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



Turgut Atakol U20 tournament: Serbia Vs Lithuania 65:78 - by Zoran Popovic

After two consecutive won games Serbian U20 National team lost from Lithuania 65:78 (16:24, 19:20, 7:16, 23:18). Lithuanian team better opened the match. After first quarter Lithuanians had advantage of +8 points, but Serbian team showed better game during the second quarter and first half finished with +9 points for Lithuanian team. After the half time break Lithuanian players made another break and increase previous advantage on +18 points. In the last period of the match Serbian team tried to made break, but until the end of the match Lithuanian team controlled result and allowed to Serbian team only to slightly decrease previous advantage. The most efficient players in Serbian team were Vanja Marinkovic with 15 scored points and Stefan Djordjevic (206-C-98) add 12 points.


U18 friendly match Serbia Vs Turkey 53-54 - by Zoran Popovic

As a part of preparation for European championship in Slovakia Serbian U18 National team played first match against Turkey and lost 53:54 (10:10, 15:8, 9:9, 19:27). After equal first quarter coach Jovanovic players made serie and after first half had advantage of +7 points. During the third period Serbian prospects increase advantage on +11 points, but in the last quarter Turkish team made serie and decrease Serbian advantage. Three seconds before the end of the match Danilo Petrovic scored three points shoot for result 53-51, but in the last second of the match Turkish player Doruk scored three points for the final result 53-54. The most efficient player in Serbian team were Marko Pecarski (208-C-00) with 15 scored points, Danilo Petrovic and Balsa Koprivica collect per 8 points.

Serbian U18 team: Miskovic N. 4pts, Skoko S, Momirov S. 2pts, Uskokovic A. 6 pts, Vulikic V. 2pts, Marjanovic A. 2pts, Tadic T. 1pts, Popovic A, Petrovic D. 8pts, Paunovic Z. 2pts, Pecarski M. 15pts, Susic M, Sarenac M, Matic A. 3pts.



EA7 Armani adds Micov to their roster - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) added to their roster 32-year old Serbian forward Vladimir Micov (201-102kg-85, agency: BeoBasket). He has played for the last three seasons at Galatasaray in Turkish BSL league. In 30 games he recorded 11.6ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.6apg and 1.0spg last season. Micov helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. He also played 29 games in Euroleague where he averaged 11.2ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.4apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Micov's team made it to the League Semifinals in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup 1st Team in 2016. Micov was a member of Serbian Senior National Team between 2013 and 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Micov has played also professionally in Greece (Panionios), Montenegro (Buducnost), Russia (CSKA Moscow), Spain (Baskonia), Italy (MIA-RO Cantu) and Serbia (Partizan, OKK Beograd, Lavovi and Nova Pazova).

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Dairis Bertans

Forwards:
Vladimir Micov
Amath M'Baye

Center:
Kaleb Tarczewski

Coach: Simone Pianigiani

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Faubel re-signs at Lliria - by Eurobasket News

Grupo Sanz Basquet Lliria (EBA) confirmed in their roster 28-year old point guard Carlos Faubel (177-89). He has played there for the last eight seasons. In 23 EBA games he had 7.7ppg and 2.5rpg last season.
Faubel is a very experienced player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Germinal Cabrita signs at Coin - by Eurobasket News

CB Coin Almoguera Abogados (EBA) landed 31-year old guard Germinal Cabrita (187-86) from Medacbasket. In 19 EBA games he averaged 5.3ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.4apg in 2015-16 season.
Cabrita has played previously for four other teams: Penarroya, Unicaja B Malaga, Montilla and De La Torre.

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Fuenlabrada agreed terms with head coach Nestor Garcia, ex Quimsa - by Eurobasket News

Montakit Fuenlabrada (Liga Endesa) hired experienced 52-year old Argentinian coach Nestor Garcia. He coached most recently at Quimsa in Argentinian LigaA.
The previous (15-16) season Garcia coached at Guaros (LPB) in Venezuelan league. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements Garcia won Liga Americas championship title in 2016. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Liga Americas Coach of the Year award in 2016. Garcia used to coach Venezuelan National Team back in 2016.
He is a very experienced coach. Garcia has coached also professionally in Brazil, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Uruguay and Venezuela (Guaros de Lara 2 and Guaiqueries) and Argentina (Boca Juniors).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hernandez re-signs at Coruna - by Eurobasket News

Leyma Basquet Coruna (LEB Gold) confirmed in their roster 26-year old point guard Angel Hernandez (195-91). He has played there for the last five seasons. In 39 LEB Gold games he recorded 5.6ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.2apg last season.
Hernandez helped his team to make it to the LEB Gold Play-Off Semifinals in 2016.
He has played previously for CB Granada.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Alcobendas keep Fortes for another season - by Eurobasket News

Fundal Alcobendas (EBA) re-signed 27-year old forward Alejandro Fortes (201-90). He played there last season. In 28 EBA games he recorded 7.5ppg and 4.2rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Fortes played at Casvi where in 24 EBA games he averaged 8.9ppg and 6.2rpg.
He has played previously for Chantada.

Fundal Alcobendas roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Nicolas Bermudez

Forwards:
Roberto Malpede
Alejandro Fortes

Center:
Daniel Trachsel

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Castello tabs Juan Garcia - by Eurobasket News

TAU Castello (LEB Gold) inked 28-year old Dominican power forward Juan Garcia (201-89, agency: Duran International). He played in the summer at CDP Domingo Paulino Santiago in Santiago League in Dominican Republic. Garcia managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). He helped them to win the Santiago League title (twice) (also twice). The last season Garcia played at Unicaja Malaga (Liga Endesa). But in three games he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound. He played 4 games in Eurocup, but he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound, 2 assists and 2 steals.
Among other achievements Garcia received Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
He represented Dominican Republic at the Centrobasket in Panama City (Panama) last year. Garcia's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: 5.7ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 34.6%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 58.8%.
Garcia has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Garcia has played previously professionally also in Spain (La ICL Manresa, Zaragoza, Casvi and Oviedo_CB) and Dominican Republic (Titanes Licey).

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Unicaja inks Giorgi Shermadini - by Eurobasket News

Unicaja Malaga (Liga Endesa) signed 28-year old Georgian international center Giorgi Shermadini (217-120kg-89) from MoraBanc Andorra. In 35 Liga Endesa games in Spain he was third best scorer with impressive 15.7ppg and averaged 7.6rpg (#2 in the league) last season. A very impressive year as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Center of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Bosmans Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Shermadini's team made it to the Cup (Cope del Rey) Semifinals in 2014. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Georgian League Player of the Year back in 2008.
Shermadini has been also a member of Georgian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Georgian senior team since 2006 and previously for U20 National Team between 2007 and 2008.
Shermadini also represented Georgia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 8.2ppg, 4.0rpg, FGP: 57.7%, FT: 90.5%.
Shermadini is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Greece (Panathinaikos and Olympiacos), Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Italy (MIA-RO Cantu), Slovenia (Un.Olimpija) and Georgia (Maccabi Tbilisi).
Shermadini could be described: Giorgi started playing basketball in January 2005, when he was 16 years old. Despite his brief playing experience, he became top international player in his age category, also ranked by DraftExpress.com in the summer of 2008. His stats on U20 European Championships 2008 all together appeared highest ever (21.5ppg, 10.5rpg, 3.7bpg, FGP 73.8%). A lot NBA scouts are considering Shermadini as a lottery pick on NBA Draft.

Unicaja Malaga roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dragan Milosavljevic
Nemanja Nedovic
Alberto Diaz

Forwards:
Carlos Suarez
Jeffrey Brooks
Daniel Diez

Center:
Giorgi Shermadini

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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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Coach Kevin Gaines stays at Uppsala - by Eurobasket News

Uppsala Basket (Basketligan) confirmed 37-year old head coach Kevin Gaines. Gaines has coached there for the last six years. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Gaines' team was regular season runner-up in Swedish BasketEttan Group North in 2016.

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Jonathan Skjoldebrand re-signs at Ironi Nahariya - by Nir Luna

Ironi Nahariya (Winner League) confirmed in their roster experienced 34-year old Swedish ex-international power forward Jonathan Skjoldebrand (204-100kg-83). He played there last season. Skjoldebrand managed to play in three leagues last year. In 37 Winner League games he had 11.9ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.9apg and 1.4spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. Skjoldebrand also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 11.8ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.5apg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. And finally Skjoldebrand contributed to 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 7.9ppg and 2.6rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Skjoldebrand played at Maccabi Ashdod. In 33 Winner League games he got 10.0ppg, 4.1rpg and 2.0apg.
Skjoldebrand won Israeli National League championship title in 2012.
He also represented Sweden at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 3.4ppg.
Skjoldebrand is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Finland (Kouvot), Spain (Melilla_Baloncesto and Clinicas Rincon), Israel (Hapoel Tel Aviv and Hasharon) and Sweden (Sodertalje Kings).

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Vincent Gaillard is a newcomer at Lakers - by Luca Maffioli

Newly promoted Riviera Lakers (LNA) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old forward Vincent Gaillard (203-100kg-93) from BC Boncourt Red Team. In 23 LNA games he recorded 10.3ppg and 3.1rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Gaillard played at Union Neuchatel Basket where in 36 LNA games he averaged 5.9ppg and 1.5rpg. He helped them to make it to the final and Cup semifinals.
Among other achievements Gaillard received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B Honorable Mention award back in 2011.
He represented Switzerland at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 8.1ppg, 2.6rpg, FGP: 28.0%, 3PT: 35.1%, FT: 63.2%.
Gaillard has played also professionally in France (Saint Quentin and Chalon/Saor).

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TBL Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Mono Vampire join Hitech in Finals - by Eurobasket News

Mono Vampire - PEA 101-85

Mono Vampire rallied past PEA to advance into TBL Finals. The game without a history. Mono Vampire led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The best player for the winners was Filipino-American point guard Jason Brickman (181-91, college: LIU Brooklyn) who scored 25 points and 8 assists. American forward Michael Singletary (198-88, college: Texas Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds. Singletary is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Mono Vampire players scored in double figures. Mono Vampire's coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Joshua Munzon (191-95, college: CS Los Angeles) who recorded 35 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 6 assists and Maltese center Samuel Deguara (223-91) added 19 points and 26 rebounds respectively.
Top scorers:
Mono Vampire: J.Brickman 25+2reb+8ast, M.Singletary 18+8reb, D.Apiromwilaichai 16+7reb+2ast, T. Jantajon 14+4reb+1ast, K.Samerjai 10+4reb+4ast, C.Klahan 8
PEA: J.Munzon 35+5reb+6ast, S.Deguara 19+26reb+1ast, R.Lingganay 13+3reb+2ast, R.Reyes 6+3reb+2ast, N.Pattharapisan 6+1ast, M.Williams 4+3reb+1ast
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  TURKEY  


Kulig re-signs at Banvit - by Eurobasket News

Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (BSL) confirmed in their roster 30-year old Polish international power forward Damian Kulig (205-87, agency: BeoBasket). He played there last season. In 32 BSL games he recorded 8.5ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.0apg and 1.1bpg. Kulig helped them to win the cup. He also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 10.3ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.4bpg. Kulig contributed to his team making it to the final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Trabzonspor. In 30 BSL games he had 11.4ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0bpg. Kulig also played 14 games in Eurocup where he got 10.2ppg and 3.6rpg.
Kulig won Polish League championship title in 2014.
He has been also a member of Polish international program for some years. Kulig has regularly played for Polish senior team since 2006 and previously for U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
He represented Poland at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.7ppg, 5.7rpg, FGP: 56.3%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 63.6%.
Kulig has played also professionally for other Polish teams like Poznan PBG Basket, PGE Turow, Polpharma, GKS Tychy and Piotrkow.
On Kulig: A strong bodied forward who can bruise under the basket and can easly hit a three pointer if left open on the perimeter. One of the most underrated Polish internationals, he can surpsise who doesn't know him well.

Banvit Basketbol Kulubu roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Tony Taylor

Forwards:
Damian Kulig
Angelo Caloiaro

Center:
Gasper Vidmar

Coach: Saso Filipovski

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Duzce Belediye lands Eren Ocakturk - by Eurobasket News

Duzce Belediye (TBL) tabbed 30-year old power forward Eren Ocakturk (204-87, agency: 1x1 Sports) from Afyon. In 22 TBL games he averaged 4.0ppg and 2.1rpg last season.
Ocakturk won TB3L in 2014.
He has played previously for six other teams: Aliaga, Vestel, Gelisim, Bornova, Baskent Genclik and Gediz.

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Genco Ozan Dilik agreed terms with Duzce Belediye - by Eurobasket News

Duzce Belediye (TBL) inked 26-year old guard Genco Ozan Dilik (191-91) from Istanbulspor. In 30 TBL games he recorded 5.3ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.6apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Dilik played at Eskisehir Basket where in 29 TBL games he averaged 6.7ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.8apg.
He has played previously for four other teams: ITU Istanbul, Pertevniyal, Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi and Istanbul BBSK.

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Hamit Sezaver joins Pertevniyal - by Eurobasket News

Pertevniyal Genclik Istanbul (TBL) agreed terms with 25-year old Hamit Sezaver (92). He played last season at Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi in the TB2L. In 19 games he had 11.2ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.2apg.
The previous (15-16) season Sezaver played at Maliye Milli (also in TB2L) where in 25 games he recorded 14.8ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.8apg.
His team was Runner-Up of TB2L Group B Regular Season 2017.
Sezaver has played previously for Istanbulspor.

Pertevniyal Genclik Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Adem Oren
Reha Oz
Hamit Sezaver
Mehmet Ata Evren

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Bahcesehir adds Senturk to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Bahcesehir University added to their roster 31-year old guard Soner Senturk (194-80kg-86, agency: 1x1 Sports). He has played for the last five seasons at Pinar Karsiyaka in the BSL. In 23 games he had just 2.1ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.0apg last season. D3 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Senturk helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. He also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League, but he recorded only 0.8ppg and 1.3rpg. Senturk contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Turkish President Cup final in 2016. Senturk was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game back in 2012.
He represented Turkey at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 9.9ppg, 5.0rpg, 3.3apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 43.4%, 3PT: 16.7%, FT: 58.6%.
Senturk has played previously for four other teams: Darussafaka, Turk Telekom, Erdemir and Bornova.
On Senturk: One of the future point-guards of Turkey. Good ball handler, has great ability to assist. Day by day improving his 3 point shot. Runs the ball well.

Bahcesehir University roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Soner Senturk
Murat Goktas
Chris Warren

Forward:
Kerem Ozkan

Centers:
Cemal Nalga
Hakan Yapar

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Jerry Smith (ex Chalons-Reims) joins Karesi Spor - by Eurobasket News

Karesi Spor (TB2L) agreed terms with 30-year old American point guard Jerry Smith (188-87kg-87, college: Louisville, agency: HMS). He played last season at Chalons-Reims in French ProA. In four games he had very impressive stats: 15.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.0apg and 1.5spg. Smith also played that season for Samsun (TBL) where in 34 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 20.1ppg, 5.0rpg, 5.0apg and 1.3spg.
In 2010 he was drafted by Springfield Armor (D-League) as #5 pick overall.
Smith attended University of Louisville and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Smith's team won Italian Supercup in 2013. He was also voted Gatorade D-League All-Defensive 1st Team back in 2012.
Smith is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in six different countries. Smith tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Australia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Germany (Eisbaeren Bremerhaven), Israel (Maccabi Rishon and Hapoel Holon), New Zealand (Pistons), NBA (Brooklyn Nets), Italy (MIA-RO Cantu and Verona) and D-League (Springfield A.).
On Smith: A powerful combo guard who has great athletic skills and knows how to score. Great personality, he can spend time at the point too, but seems an ideal specimen for the 2 spot at European level.

Karesi Spor roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jerry Smith
Ismail Gulmez

Forwards:
Sahin Ekmen
Hazer Avci

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Istanbulspor inks Gokhan Aydin - by Eurobasket News

Istanbulspor Beylikduzu (TBL) signed 22-year old guard Gokhan Aydin (191-95) from Final Genclik. In 34 TBL games he had 6.7ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.2apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Aydin was tested by Tofas.
He was named to U20 National Team in 2015.
Aydin has played previously for two other teams: Oyak Renault and Balikesir.

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Nicolo Melli (ex Brose Bask.) to sign at Fenerbahce - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Fenerbahce Istanbul (BSL) adding to their roster 26-year old Italian power forward Nicolo Melli (205-100kg-91). He has played for the last two seasons at Brose Baskets Bamberg in German BBL league. In 41 games he recorded 8.2ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.9apg last season. Melli helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Melli also played 30 games in Euroleague where he averaged 11.5ppg, 7.4rpg (#2 in the league) and 2.3apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague 2nd Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian Lega2 Most Improved Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Italian Lega2 Domestic Player of the Year back in 2009.
Melli represented Italy at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 3.0ppg, 2.4rpg.
Melli has played also professionally for other Italian teams like Armani Milano, VL Pesaro and Grissin Bon RE.

Fenerbahce Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sinan Guler
Bobby Dixon
Melih Mahmutoglu
Konstantinos Sloukas

Forwards:
Luigi Datome
Baris Hersek
Nicolo Melli
Nikola Kalinic

Center:
Ahmet Duverioglu

Coach: Zeljko Obradovic

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Eskisehir Basket adds Erdeniz to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Eskisehir Basket (TBL) added to their roster 30-year old forward Caner Erdeniz (198-87) from Acibadem. In 39 TBL games he recorded 4.3ppg and 1.3rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Erdeniz played at TED Kolejliler (BSL) where in 29 games he averaged 3.9ppg and 1.6rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of Turkish TB2L in 2011. Erdeniz was also voted Eurobasket.com Turkish League All-Newcomers Team back in 2009.
He represented Turkey at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 2.8ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.0spg.
Erdeniz has played previously for five other teams: Pinar Karsiyaka, Besiktas, Gelisim, Hacettepe and Maliye Milli.

Eskisehir Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Caner Erdeniz
Berkay Candan
Muhammed Senli
Mehmet Alemdaroglu
Dorukhan Engindeniz

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Sanli re-signs at Sakarya BSB - by Eurobasket News

Sakarya Buyuksehir Basketbol (TBL) confirmed in their roster 22-year old guard Dogukan Sanli (191-95, agency: Octagon Europe). He played there last season. In 39 TBL games he had 3.8ppg. Sanli helped them to win the TBL title (twice) (also twice).
The previous (15-16) season he played at Galatasaray (BSL). But in 12 games he recorded just 0.8ppg. Sanli contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Sanli also played 6 games in Eurocup, but he averaged only 0.3ppg.
He represented Turkey at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. Sanli's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 5 games: 4.2ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0spg.
Sanli has played previously for Besiktas.

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Cem Coskun joins TED Kolejliler - by Eurobasket News

Ronesans TED Kolejliler Ankara (BSL) agreed terms with 30-year old center Cem Coskun (209-87). He played last season at Bursaspor in the TBL. In 39 games he had 4.9ppg and 2.8rpg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Coskun spent at Akhisar Bld (also in TBL) where in 20 games he recorded 6.5ppg and 4.5rpg. He also played that season for Mamak DSI (also in TBL). In 13 games he averaged 7.2ppg and 5.3rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Coskun's team made it to the TB2L Semifinals in 2010. He was also voted Eurobasket.com Turkish TB2L All-Domestic Players Team back in 2013.
Coskun represented Turkey at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 9.7ppg, 5.1rpg, FGP: 63.9%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 72.2%.
Coskun has played previously for seven other teams: Besiktas, Tekelspor, Balikesir, Beykoz, Konyaspor, Pi Koleji and Beykoz.

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TED Kolejliler keeps Onar for another season - by Eurobasket News

Ronesans TED Kolejliler Ankara (BSL) re-signed 19-year old power forward Yesukan Onar (203-98). He played there last season. In 23 BSL games he averaged 4.1ppg and 2.4rpg.
Onar represented Turkey at the European Championships U16 in Latvia three years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 9 games: 3.0ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.2apg.

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Akin is back at Turk Telekom - by Eurobasket News

Turk Telekom Ankara (TBL) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old ex-international guard Fikret Can Akin (190-83, agency: 1x1 Sports). It is actually his comeback to Ankara as he has played here before. Akin has played for the last two seasons at Sakarya Buyuksehir Basketbol in the TBL. In 38 games he had 7.7ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.9apg last season. Akin helped them to win the TBL title (twice) (also twice). Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TBL Honorable Mention.
He was a member of Turkish international program for some years. Akin was called to Turkish Senior National Team back in 2006 and previously for U21 National Team in 2002.
He has spent his entire career in Turkey playing for six other teams: Galatasaray, Besiktas, Yesilyurt, Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye, Eskisehir Basket and Istanbul BBSK.
On Akin: A Pin point shooter. Smart Point guard that can read the game well. Good court vision, and good passer. He has always become a leader within the teams he played for. Can apply pressure to the ball and a decent defender.

Turk Telekom Ankara roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Fikret_Can Akin
Polat Kaya
Recep Dogrusoz

Forward:
Nusret Yildirim

Center:
Kaya Peker

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Maccabi Ashdod lands coach Brad Greenberg, ex Eskisehir Basket - by Greg

Maccabi Ashdod (Winner League) tabbed American coach Brad Greenberg (agency: Three Eye Sports. He coached most recently at Eskisehir Basket in Turkish TBL league. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. He will replace Meir Tapiro.
The previous (15-16) season Greenberg coached at Avtodor (VTB) in Russian league.
Greenberg has coached previously two other Israel teams: Hapoel Jerusalem and Maccabi Haifa.

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Yalman comes back to Duzce Belediye - by Eurobasket News

Duzce Belediye (TBL) added to their roster 28-year old forward Baris Yalman (194-89, agency: Diamond Sportsman Agency). It is actually his comeback to Duzce Belediye as he has played here before. Yalman played last season at Boluspor in the TB2L. In 21 games he recorded 7.5ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.5apg.
The previous (15-16) season Yalman played at Duzce Belediye (also in TB2L).
He has played previously for three other teams: Sakarya BSB, Bandirma Kirmizi and Adanaspor.

Duzce Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Genco_Ozan Dilik

Forward:
Baris Yalman

Centers:
Eren Ocakturk
Ayberk Guleryuz

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Duzce Belediye lands Ayberk Guleryuz - by Eurobasket News

Duzce Belediye (TBL) landed 22-year old power forward Ayberk Guleryuz (206-95). He played most recently at Aydin BSB in the TB2L. In 14 games he averaged 12.5ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.4apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Guleryuz played at Muglaorman (also in TB2L).
He represented Turkey at the European Championships U16 in Czech Republic six years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 8.9ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.2spg, FGP: 51.7%, 3PT: 16.7%, FT: 57.7%.
Guleryuz has played previously for four other teams: Fenerbahce, ITU Istanbul, Gaziantep and Bandirma Kirmizi.

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Nedim Yucel agreed terms with Istanbulspor - by Eurobasket News

Istanbulspor Beylikduzu (TBL) inked experienced 38-year old forward Nedim Yucel (203-79) from Pertevniyal. In 34 TBL games he recorded 12.3ppg, 9.6rpg and 1.9apg last season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TBL Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Yucel played at Acibadem where in 33 TBL games he averaged just 2.9ppg and 4.2rpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
Among other achievements Yucel won Turkish TB3L championship title in 2015. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Domestic Player of the Year award back in 2013.
Yucel has spent his entire career in Turkey playing for six other teams: Pinar Karsiyaka, Darussafaka, Turk Telekom, TED Kolejliler, Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye and Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi.
Yucel is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Istanbulspor.

Istanbulspor Beylikduzu roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Feyzi Celebioglu
Gokhan Aydin

Forward:
Nedim Yucel

Center:
Tunahan Dikmen

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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS  


Emerald Gems 3rd Annual U.S.V.I. Youth Basketball Camps - by David Edole

CAMP DIRECTOR Milt Newton

Proud native of St. Thomas U.S.V.I., former NBA front office executive and Co-Founder of Emerald Gems Foundation, Inc., will be conducting their 3rd annual free instructional and development basketball camp. He worked for the NBA for 20 years with expertise in management, administration and identifying talent. He also develops talent as a personal trainer for NBA players. In addition, he played for the University of Kansas and won the 1988 NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship.
Campers will work on new innovativeskill techniques and drills designed to improve their game and basketball knowledge. They will also compete in 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 games, in addition to shooting and skill competitions. NBA personnel will instruct the campers.
CAMP DETAILS

For Ages 8-13: Tuesday, August 1st & Wednesday, August 2nd
For Ages 14-17: Thursday, August 3rd & Friday, August 4th
Camp Time: 9:00am-3:00pm (FOR ALL DAYS)
Registration Deadline:Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Cost:FREE
Location: Ivanna Eudora Kean High School
ADDITIONAL CAMP INFORMATION

For Ages 8-13: First come, first served for up to 50 camp spots.
For Ages 14-17: Up to 50 campers will be selected based upon their skill level. Local coaches will assist with the selection process.Must complete a Registration Form to be considered.
Refreshments: Lunch, Gatorade and water will be provided
Please Note:If your child secures a camp spot, you will receive a confirmation email within a week of your submission.
IMPORTANT:Please click the Online Registration buttonbelow to register for the Camp. Ifneeded,click on Printable Flyer and Registration Form links below for hard copy. For Registration Forms received after Wednesday, May 31, 2017, the apparel and basketball shoes are not guaranteed.



Milton M. Newton Summer Classic Basketball Tournament, Ages 13-16 - by David Edole

The Milton M. Newton Summer Classic is intended to showcase the talent of boys and girls in the community, build teamwork and solidarity among youth and provide an additional initiative for the island's youth to be active in outdoors activities.
The activities are scheduled for Friday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Aug. 6, at the Milton M. Newton Recreational Park in Estate Bordeaux on St. Thomas. A unity youth parade, consisting of organizations, neighborhood clubs and teams marching in unison with each other, will kick-off the event at 5:30 p.m.
Sen. Marvin Blyden indicated the driving force for this event is the unification of all neighborhoods and communities. It is about building up stronger relationships with relatives, families and friends.
'With the escalation of crime in the territory, we as community leaders must step-up and provide alternative opportunities to stimulate optimism among our youth, enabling them to be more encouraged to pursue sporting careers as noted Virgin Islanders who have made careers in sports, and moreover, to become more competitive in tomorrow's global market,' said Blyden.
For more information and additional details, contact Sheraine Spivey, the senator's chief of staff, at 693-3568.



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Michael Buzangu gets MVP of the Week award for Ugandan NBL - by Eurobasket News

Experienced Michael Buzangu (F-82) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's second-best Pemba Warriors and that's him to receive a Afrobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 13.
The 35-year old forward had the game-high 36 points adding seven rebounds for Pemba Warriors in his team's victory, helping them to beat Power (#3, 4-1) 72-66. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Pemba Warriors is placed at 2nd position in Ugandan NBL. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Pemba Warriors already had a very good start winning all 4 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Buzangu had a remarkable 90.0% from 2-point range and got three three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He has many years of experience at Pemba Warriors, through which he has constantly improved. Buzangu has impressive league stats. He is league's best scorer averaging so far 18.0ppg. Buzangu is in league's top in and averages solid 53.8% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 23-year old Maker Deng (94) of Ndejje. Deng impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds. It was enough for Ndejje to edge slightly lower-ranked City Oilers (#5, 4-3) by 3 points 77-74. This victory allowed Ndejje to move up to 4th position in the standings. His team's 4-2 record is not bad at all. Deng is one of the most experienced players at Ndejje and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 14.5ppg (#5). He also registered 10.5 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was Ndikumana Landry (F-93) of City Oilers (#5). Landry scored 14 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). Despite Landry's great performance City Oilers lost 74-77 to slightly higher-ranked Ndejje (#4, 4-2). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing City Oilers needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 4 victories and 3 lost games. Landry has a great season in Uganda. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.7rpg (9th best). He also has 1.4bpg and FGP: 53.3%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Afidra Isaac (F-85) of Power - 17 points and 12 rebounds
5. Micheal Otieno (193-G-93) of Ndejje - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Amisi Saidi (F-87) of Pemba Warriors - 11 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Steven Mwesigye (F) of Our Saviour - 8 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Emmanuel Okumu (F-97) of Sharing Youth - 16 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
9. James Deng (C-98) of City Oilers - 13 points and 9 rebounds
10. Mickeal Makiadi (199-C/F-89) of Power - 17 points, 12 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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  UNITED KINGDOM  


Coach K brings in former Sharks star Davis - by Paul Nilsen

Bristol Flyers have completed the signing of Jordan Davis (178-PG-91, college: Tampa) from DBL Sharks Sheffield on a one-year deal.

The 25-year-old guard returns for his second year in the BBL, where last season he made 15 appearances for the Sharks, averaging 9.8 points and 5.4 assists per game.

Davis, who also holds a British passport, becomes Coach Kapoulas' third new recruit ahead of the upcoming season, after it was announced exclusively on Facebook LIVE earlier today.

'I'm really pleased to have signed with the Flyers,' Davis told bristolflyers.co.uk

'Coach K got in touch with me right at the end of last season and I really liked the message he had for me.'

"He really understands the way that I play, and it sounded like the right move for me to make."

Davis spent two years at the University of Tampa, where he averaged 15.6 points per game in his senior year, whilst ranking second in school history in free-throw percentage (.844) and fifth in assists (396).

The two-time all-Sunshine State Conference selection was also an all-region performer as a senior.

'I was surprised when he (Andreas Kapoulas) first got in touch,' he continued.

"We've had a couple of FaceTime calls and texted quite a bit, but just by the conversations that we've been having I can tell that he's very excited about the team we're putting together this year."

Flyers head coach Kapoulas added: "It's great to welcome Jordan to our club and we're really looking forward to working with him.

"He is a true point guard who can create for others, but also step up and score when required.

"Jordan's playmaking ability and experience of the league will help give our team a winning edge.

"He had a good first year in the BBL, but he has not been able to show his full ability due to an injury that restricted the amount of games that he was able to play last season.

"He will complement our existing roster very well and he is another guy who knows what it takes to win, which is so important as we look to embark on our most successful season in the BBL."

Davis will join up with his new team-mates for pre-season training in August, as preparations ramp up for the Flyers' fourth season in the British Basketball League.



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  URUGUAY  


Uruguay named 16 players for the NT - by Hector Lopez

Marcelo Signorelli (agency: Players Group )i, the Uruguayan HC for the National team, named 16 players for the team which will the playing AmeriCup. The players are
Luciano Parodi (182-PG-94), Mauro Zubiaurre (181-PG-94), Jayson Granger (189-G-89), Bruno Fitipaldo (183-PG-91, agency: Pro Sports), Salvador Zanotta, Facundo Medina (190-G-94), Juan Ducasse (202-F-98), Emiliano Serres (205-F-97), Sebastian Vazquez (195-F-85, agency: Pro Sports), Sebastian Izaguirre (207-C-85), Hernando Caceres (201-F-94, agency: Pro Sports), Gonzalo Iglesias (201-C-93), Esteban Batista (208-C/F-83, agency: Duran International), Mathias Calfani (204-C-92, agency: Pro Sports)i, Kiril Wachsmann (203-C-84, college: Iona), and Nicolas Borsellino (202-C-86, agency: Pro Sports). Three young players will also invited for the trainingst: Hernando Alvarez (182 guard 99), Joaquin Rodriguez (184 guard 99 and Nahuel Lemos (203 F 99), The team will play three games in Japan (July 27, 28 and 29), two others against Argenina (August 12 and 13 in Montevideo) and other three in Salta (Argentina) against the local team, Brazil and Colombia, announced the Uruguayan Federation. One of the Americup group will be played in Montevideo, with the United States, Dominican Republic and Panama, (August 28,29 and 30),


Simmons' 46-point game gives him Metro Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

24-year old guard Gerel Simmons (188-G-93) had a very impressive game in the last round for Verdirrojo and receives a Latinbasket.com Ascenso Player of the Week award for round 10.
He had the game-high 46 points adding three rebounds and seven assists for Verdirrojo as his team lost the game against Atenas (#2, 7-2) 93-122. Verdirrojo maintains the 9th position in Uruguayan Ascenso. Verdirrojo is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. But it was their 5th lost game this season out of 8 games. In the team's last game Simmons had a remarkable 81.8% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 10 attempts. He has many years of experience at Verdirrojo, through which he has constantly improved. Lincoln Memorial University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Simmons is league's best scorer averaging so far 28.5ppg. Simmons is in league's top in and averages solid 50.8% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Paul Harrison (203-C-89) of top-ranked Sayago. He is American center in his first season at Sayago. In the last game Harrison recorded impressive 32 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course Sayago cruised to a 84-76 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Stockolmo (#8, 4-5). Of course Sayago still keep the league's top spot. He plays for the best team in the league and Sayago managed to win all 8 games keeping a perfect record. Harrison is one of the most experienced players at Sayago and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 28.5ppg (#2). His other stats are also decent: 12.1rpg and 3.6apg.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Tirrell Brown (198-F-93) of Colon (#12). Brown scored 27 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was a key player of Colon, leading his team to a 104-72 easy win against the higher-ranked 25 de Agosto (#6, 5-4). Colon can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 2-8 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Brown he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Brown has individually a great season in Uruguay. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 21.1ppg (8th best). He also has 2.3spg and FGP: 63.0%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Juan Wenzel (190-G-89) of Capitol - 25 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Anthony Danridge (196-F-86) of Atenas - 27 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Octavio Medina (195-F-96) of Stockolmo - 26 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Agustin Zuvich (200-F-95) of Cordon - 18 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Jeffrey Fahnbulleh (200-C/F-85) of Miramar - 23 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Nicolas Catala (195-F-91) of Atenas - 28 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Rashaun Stimage (202-F) of Stockolmo - 18 points and 12 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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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, Marinos16.5 
 10. Flowers, Cocodrilos16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Axiers SUCRE
  Gigantes
  (199-F-78)
  Avg: 11
 1. Sucre, Gigantes11.0 
 2. Massie, Marinos10.3 
 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. Echenique, Guaros7.1 
Assists Per Game
 David CUBILLAN
  Trotamundos
  (181-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Cubillan, Trotamundos7.5 
 2. Elliott, Cocodrilos6.3 
 3. Robinson, Guaros5.1 
 4. Downey, Guaiquer.4.9 
 5. Guillent, Guaros4.7 
 6. Centeno, Marinos4.4 
 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. Suero, Gaiteros1.6 
 5. Wormely, Gigantes1.6 
 6. Chourio, Trotamun.1.5 
 7. Garcia, Cocodrilos1.5 
 8. Silva, Guaiqueries1.5 
 9. Sucre, Gigantes1.4 
 10. Hamilton, Bucan.1.3 
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 


LPB Round 6 of Finals. Guaros celebrate the title - by Eurobasket News

Guaros - Marinos 100-72

Guaros celebrated LPB title. They overcame Marinos in Game 6 of the championship series. Guaros dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Marinos' 30. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American point guard Nate Robinson (175-84, college: Washington) scored 17 points and 8 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import guard Zach Graham (198-89, college: Mississippi, agency: Pro Sports) chipped in 18 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was the former international guard Jesus Centeno (190-85) with 15 points and the former international forward Leon Rodgers (201-80, college: N.Illinois) scored 8 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.
Top scorers:
Guaros: Z.Graham 18+2reb+1ast, N.Robinson 17+2reb+8ast, L.Bethelmy 15+1ast, L.Hayward 11+8reb, N.Colmenares 8+10reb+1ast, G.Echenique 8+10reb+1ast
Marinos: J.Centeno 15+4reb+1ast, R.Perez 11+2reb, M.Carrera 8+5reb+1ast, L.Rodgers 8+3reb+3ast, J.Herrera 8+4reb+1ast, M.Hicks 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 549326





Devan Downey (ex Guaiqueries) agreed terms with Leones de Santo Domingo - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Leones de Santo Domingo (LNB) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old American guard Devan Downey (175-87, college: S.Carolina, agency: Octagon Europe). He played most recently at Guaiqueries in Venezuelan LPB league. In 40 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.8ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.9apg and 1.8spg last season.
Among other achievements Downey's team won Qatari Cup in 2015. He received also Asia-Basket.com All-Qatar D1 Honorable Mention award in 2015.
Downey is a very experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America) in eight different countries. Downey has played previously professionally in Belgium (VOO Verviers Pepinster), Croatia (KK_Zadar), France (Chorale de Roanne), Kosovo (Sigal Prishtina), Romania (BC Timisoara), Turkey (TED Kolejliler and Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye), Qatar (Al Gharafa and El Jaysh) and NBA G League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
He attended University of South Carolina until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: This former Three-Time All-Southeast Conference 1st Team Performer is extremely quick and can score the ball with the best of them. Has PG skills, but a scorers mentality, and can create against any defender.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Unics ink Vladislav Trushkin - by Eurobasket News

Unics Kazan (VTB) agreed terms with 24-year old international small forward Vladislav Trushkin (201-98kg-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He played last season at Enisey (VTB). In 16 FIBA Europe Cup games he had 9.1ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.9apg. Trushkin helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 25 games in VTB United League where he recorded 8.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.8apg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season Trushkin played at Spartak Primorie Vladivostok (Superleague). In 25 games he averaged 13.4ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.9apg, 1.7spg and 1.1bpg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 1 2nd Team. The other team he played that season for was Dynamo Moscow (Superleague). In 25 games he got 13.4ppg, 7.4rpg (#5 in the league) and 1.9apg. It was another spectacular season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 1 2nd Team. Another team Trushkin played that season for was Spartak Vidnoye (Superleague). In 25 games he got 13.4ppg, 7.4rpg (#5 in the league) and 1.9apg. And one more great season too as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 1 2nd Team.
Trushkin's team was regular season runner-up in Russian Superleague in 2015.
He has been also a member of Russian international program for some years. Trushkin has regularly played for Russian senior team since 2016 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2011.
He represented Russia at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. Trushkin's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 10 games: 9.1ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.2apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 47.1%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 63.6%.

Unics Kazan roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Keith Langford
Anton Ponkrashov
Evgeny Kolesnikov
Joaquin Colom

Forward:
Vladislav Trushkin

Coach: Dimitris Priftis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Women News


Interclube celebrate 11th trophy, Italee Lucas MVP - by Eurobasket News

Interclube celebrated 11th trophy in Angola. They swept the Final series against 1 de Agosto 3-0 after a 76-65 win in game 3. Both teams stayed close to each other at the halftime as Interclube had a narrow 31-30 lead. Italee Lucas (175-SG-89, college: N.Carolina) was named MVP as she delivered 25 points for the winners.
Earlier Interclube posted 72-62 and 72-69 win in the first two games respectively.



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Mann Filter welcomes back Vega, ex Quimsa - by Eurobasket News

Mann Filter Zaragoza (LFB) landed experienced 35-year old Argentinian international center Gisela Vega (188-82, agency: ProDep Management). It is actually her comeback to Zaragoza as she has played here before. Vega played in the summer at Quimsa in Argentinian league. In 12 Torneo Federal games she averaged impressive 17.2ppg, 13.8rpg, 3.7apg and 1.8spg.
The most of last season Vega spent at Araski where in 17 games she had 5.4ppg and 3.6rpg. She helped them to make it to the Supercup final. Vega also played for IDK Gipuzkoa Universidad del Pais Vasco that season. In 9 games she recorded 8.1ppg, 10.2rpg, 1.3apg and 1.2spg.
Among other achievements Vega won Ecuadorian Liga Femenina championship title in 2014. She received also Latinbasket.com All-South American Championships 2nd Team award in 2014 and 2016.
Vega represented Argentina at the Olympic Games Additional Qualifying Round in Nantes (France) last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 8.0ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 33.3%, FT: 60.0%.
Vega is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball she experienced life in four different countries playing on three different continents. She is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Vega has played previously professionally in France (Tarbes), Spain (Real Canoe, Argon Uni Girona and Gernika), Argentina (Union Florida and Pueblo Nuevo) and Ecuador (Santa Maria).
She is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in her extensive career, which she may end at Mann Filter.

Mann Filter Zaragoza roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Paola Ferrari
Gabriela Ocete
Zoe Hernandez

Forwards:
Tamara Abalde
Vega Gimeno
Carolina Esparcia

Center:
Gisela Vega

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Linskens to Nymburk - by Peter Buyse

Belgian national team center Kyara Linskens (189-C-96, agency: LBM Management) is moving from Belgium to the Czech republic.
After her season at Belfius Namur she is moving to Nymburk for the 2017-2018 season.
At Namur she averaged 13.7 ppg and 8.9 rpg. She was also number one in shotblocks and earned Eurobasket Belgium Defensive Playr of the Year.
Before Namur, she played at Castors Braine between 2014 and 2016.
From 2012 till 2014 she played for another Belgian TDW team Sint Katelijne Waver.
Most recently she won the bronze medal at EuroBasket 2017.



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Haskovo 2012 lands Vili Kracholova - by Eurobasket News

Haskovo 2012 (NBL) tabbed 21-year old guard Vili Kracholova (171-96). She played most recently at Beroe in the NBL. In 16 games she averaged 3.2ppg, 1.4rpg, 2.5apg and 1.2spg last season. Kracholova helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played 11 games in WABA where she had just 2.2ppg and 1.4apg. Kracholova contributed to her team making it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Dunav 8806 Ruse. In 22 NBL games she recorded 3.9ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.7apg. Kracholova also played 6 games in Eurocup, but she did not score anything and had only 1 rebound and 1 assist.
She represented Bulgaria at the European Championships U20 Division B in Podgorica (Montenegro) last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 1.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.5apg.
Kracholova has played previously for two other teams: Levski and Asenovets 2005 (U19).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jamie Weisner (ex Flying Foxes) joins Ferrol - by Eurobasket News

Universitario de Ferrol (LFB) agreed terms with 23-year old Canadian international point guard Jamie Weisner (178-94, college: Oregon State, agency: LBM Management). She played last season at Flying Foxes in Austrian AWBL. In three Central Europe Women League games she had very impressive stats: 16.0ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.3apg and 2.3spg.
She won Austrian AWBL championship title and the cup.
The previous (2016) summer Weisner played at another team Mystics in U.S. semi-pro league WNBA. But in 7 games she recorded just 1.7ppg in 2016 season. Weisner helped them to win Pac-12 Tournament and they also made it to the NCAA Final Four. Quite impressive season as she was voted All-Pac-12 Co-Player of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to 2nd Team.
Last year she was drafted by Connecticut Sun (WNBA) in second round (17th overall).
Weisner attended Oregon State until 2016 and it will be her second season in pro basketball.
Weisner was voted ESPNW All-NCAA Division I 2nd Team in 2016 at her college time.
Weisner also represented Canada at the World Championships U19 in Lithuania four years ago. Her stats at that event were 8 games: Score-3 (17.0ppg), 6.4rpg, 2.8apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 54.9%, 3PT: 53.6%, FT: 72.2%.

Universitario de Ferrol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marina Delgado
Rachael Vanderwal
Jamie Weisner

Forwards:
Ani Calvo
Maria Perez_Araujo

Center:
Beatriz Sanchez

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Adareva keeps Basaez for another season - by Eurobasket News

CD Adareva (LF2) re-signed 21-year old Chilean point guard Sendy Basaez (170-96). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 26 LF2 games she recorded 8.0ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.4apg and 1.4spg last season.
Despite young age Basaez had impressive career. Basaez won Chilean Liga Femenina championship title in 2014. She received also Latinbasket.com All-FIBA Americas 2nd Team award in 2015.
She was also a member of Chilean international program for some years. Basaez played for Chilean Senior National Team between 2013 and 2015 and previously for U18 National Team between 2012 and 2014.
She also represented Chile at the ODESUR Games in Santiago (Chile) three years ago. Basaez's team won Silver and her stats at that event were 6 games: 6.7ppg, 4.0rpg, Assists-4 (3.3apg), 1.0spg, FGP: 37.0%, FT: 69.0%.
Basaez has played also professionally for other Chilean teams like Los Leones, Boston College and Iquique.

CD Adareva roster for 2017-2018:

Laura Bejarano
Ainara Ramasco
Sendy Basaez
Shay Steele
Dragana Balde

By Eurobasket Data Center

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TTT Riga keeps Krastina for another season - by Eurobasket News

TTT Riga (LSBL) re-signed 27-year old international swingman Ieva Krastina (172-90, agency: LBM Management). She has played there for the last three seasons. Krastina managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 20 LSBL games she averaged 10.0ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.5apg and 2.7spg. A very good season in her career as she Eurobasket.com and selected to 1st Team. Krastina also played 8 games in Eurocup where she had 10.0ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.1apg and 2.6spg. And finally she contributed to 11 games in EEWBL where she recorded 9.4ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.9apg and 1.8spg (in top 5). Krastina helped them to make it to the final.
Among other achievements she received Eurobasket.com Latvian-Estonian NBL Player of the Year award in 2015.
Krastina has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2011 and previously for U20 National Team between 2007 and 2010.
Krastina also represented Latvia at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 5.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.4apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 35.7%, 3PT: 28.0%, FT: 75.0%.
Krastina has played previously professionally also in Lithuania (Kibirkstis) and Latvia (Cesis and Latvijas Universitate).
Her game is described as: A very good three-point shooter, but is more than just an outside threat. She's really improved the effectiveness of her passing and if she handles the ball more in the future, the sky could be the limit for her as a combo guard.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Division C. Results and Stats from Day 3 in Valleta - by Eurobasket News

Malta - Kosovo 38-37
Malta held off Kosovo for the second victory in Valleta. Sophie Abela (160-SF-99) had 14 points, 10 rebounds and 7 steals to lead the winners at 2-1 record. Kosovo grabbed a 21:17 halftime lead. But Malta used a 15:9 run in the third term to surge ahead. Malta protected the lead throughout the final term and got away with an important victory. Jaelle Micallef (155-PG-00) deposited 12 points in the win. Besjana Martinaj (165-PG-00) responded with 13 points and 8 boards for Kosovo.

Gibraltar - Armenia 45-72
Armenia beat Gibraltar to improve at 2-1 record on top of the standings. Inga Manucharyan (176-F-00) stepped up with 29 points and 15 rebounds to lead the winning side. Armenia got to a furious start. They held Gibraltar to just 2 points in the opening frame to open a 16-point lead. Armenia never looked back en route to the victory afterwards. Anna Aslanian (188-C-01) produced 17 points and 23 rebounds for the winners. Marta Perez (172-PF-00) responded with 21 points for Gibraltar.




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Roche adds Ivanovic to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Roche Vendee BC (LF2) added to their roster 29-year old Serbian ex-international guard Milica Ivanovic (175-88, college: Catawba, agency: LBM Management). She played last season at Angers - Union Feminine Basket 49 in French LFB league. Ivanovic managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 10 LFB games she recorded 8.6ppg and 1.0spg. LF2 will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time. Ivanovic also played that season for TSV 1880 Wasserburg in German DBBL where in 17 games she averaged 8.1ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.4apg and 1.5spg. She also played 8 games in Eurocup where she had 8.9ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.0apg and 1.4spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Ivanovic was voted Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Honorable Mention back in 2014.
She also represented Serbia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 five years ago. Her stats at that event were 8 games: 3.0ppg, 1.5rpg.
Ivanovic is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in Portugal (Uniao Sportiva), Romania (Sf.Gheorghe), Hungary (UNI Gyor) and Serbia (Vozdovac).
Ivanovic attended Catawba College until 2011 and it will be her seventh season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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French U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Ornella Bankole
Bankole
Marie-Paule Foppossi
Foppossi
Lisa Berkani
Berkani
Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi
Djaldi-Tabdi
Johanna Muzet
Muzet
#e#5
4Hortense Limouzin 164-PG-98 Landes France
5Marine Malumba Arras France
6Francesca Dorby 181-F-97 Dunkerque France
7Chloe Mantelin 169-G-97 Limoges France
8Ornella Bankole 181-SF-97 Lattes Montp. France
9Marie-Paule Foppossi 184-F/C-98 Nice France
10Lisa Berkani 176-SG-97 Mondeville France
11Prescillia Lezin 180-F-97 Lyon France
12Margot Bienvenu 183-F-97 SIG France
13Axel Rousseau 178-SF-97 Avenir France
14Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi 187-C-98 Flammes France
15Johanna Muzet 179-F-97 Washington St. USA

Jerome Fournier Head Coach Toulouse France



Romane Bernies is a newcomer at Lattes Montpellier - by Eurobasket News

Lattes Montpellier Agglomeration Basket (LFB) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old international point guard Romane Bernies (170-93) from Angers - Union Feminine Basket 49. In 28 LFB games she recorded 7.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.6apg and 1.2spg last season.
Among other achievements Bernies won French LFB championship title in 2013 and 2015.
She has been also a member of French international program for some years. Bernies has regularly played for French senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
She also represented France at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year.
Bernies has played previously for Bourges.

Lattes Montpellier Agglomeration Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giorgia Sottana
Anael Lardy
Romane Bernies

Forwards:
Fatimatou Sacko
Romy Baer
Assitan Kone
Ornella Bankole

Center:
Ewelina Kobryn

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Williams' pro career starts at Dafni Agioy - by Eurobasket News

AO Dafni Agioy Dimitriou (A1) tabbed 24-year old American power forward Sherise Williams (191-93). She has only college experience so far playing last time for Mississippi State University (NCAA). Williams has played there for the last four years. In 27 games she averaged just 2.1ppg and 2.4rpg in 2015-16 season. She helped them to make it to the final and they also made it to the NCAA Sweet 16.
So her pro career will start in Greece.
Let's have closer look into Williams' outlook: Sherise Williams (191cm/6'3'') is an athletic forward/post that runs the floor well, has good post moves and a nice outside shoot from the high post. She can rebound well, is a good defender and is a real hardworker.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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Karaveli re-signs at Melissia - by Chris Mammides

KAO Melission (A2) confirmed in their roster 24-year old forward Kenny Karaveli (182-93). She has played there for the last five seasons.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Karaveli was named to Eurobasket.com All- A2 3rd Team in 2015.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  INDIA  


Tall Ferns open Taipei tournament with win - by Eurobasket News

The Tall Ferns have begun their Asian tour in impressive style, overwhelming India 75-52 in the opening game of the William Jones Cup tournament in Taiwan. New Zealand were led by guard Micaela Cocks (174-G-86, college: Oregon), who scored 12 of her 21 points in the opening quarter as they powered nine points clear at the first break, extending the lead to 42-26 by halftime. The game tightened up in the second half but New Zealand's lead was never threatened, helped by 15 points to Chevannah Paalvast (180-G/F-91, college: Monmouth) and 11 for Jillian Harmon (185-PF-87, college: Stanford, agency: LBM Management) to go with her seven rebounds and six assists. Coach Kennedy Kereama expects New Zealand to be tested in their second match against South Korea on Thursday. "For a first up game we will take a 23 point win. But we still have a lot of areas to improve on," he said. "It was good to be able to give all of our bench some valuable minutes and give some of our debutants a good taste of international basketball." The five-day tournament opens a busy month for the Tall Ferns, culminating in the Asia Cup in Bangalore.
Courtesy of: nzcity.co.nz



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  ISRAEL  


Saniya Chong signs at Elitzur Holon - by Lior Hai

Elitzur Maclaren Holon (D1) landed 23-year old American guard Saniya Chong (173-94, college: Connecticut). She playe in the summer at Dallas Wings (WNBA). In 18 games she averaged 3.8ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.4apg.
She received All-AAC 3rd Team award in 2017 at her college time.
The previous (15-16) season Chong played at another team Huskies in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA1 where in 33 games she had 3.7ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.0apg. Chong helped them to win the league title (twice).
This summer she was drafted by Dallas Wings (WNBA) in third round (26th overall).
The former University of Connecticut staris in her first season in pro basketball.

Elitzur Maclaren Holon roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Limor Peleg
Noa Zelivanski


Forward:
Nofar Shalom
Crystal Bradford

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ITALY  


Binta Drammeh (ex Sopron Basket) signs at Lucca - by Eurobasket News

Gesam Gas Le Mura Lucca (Serie A1) landed 25-year old Swedish international forward Binta Drammeh (180-92). She played most recently at Sopron Basket in Hungarian A Division, but left the team in Dec.'16. In 10 games she averaged 9.3ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.5apg and 1.6spg last season. Drammeh also played 6 games in Euroleague where she had 8.3ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season she played at PINKK Pecsi in A Division. In 21 games she recorded very impressive stats: 18.9ppg, 8.2rpg, 2.3apg and 2.1spg. Drammeh helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in her career as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Bosman Player of the Year, selected to 2nd Team and selected to All-Bosmans Team. Drammeh also played 5 games in Eurocup where she was the best scorer with remarkable 20.0ppg and got 6.4rpg, 2.6apg and 2.8spg.
Among other achievements Drammeh won Swedish Damligan championship title for two years in a row (2011 and 2012).
She has been also a member of Swedish international program for some years. Drammeh has regularly played for Swedish senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
She also represented Sweden at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 7.3ppg, FGP: 56.3%, 3PT: 50.0%.
Drammeh is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in France (Mondeville and Toulouse), Germany (Don Bosco Bamberg), Russia (Dynamo Novosibirsk Region), Turkey (Hatay) and Sweden (Telge).

Gesam Gas Le Mura Lucca roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Valeria Battisodo
Erika Striulli
Martina Crippa
Francesca Melchiori

Forwards:
Federica Tognalini
Binta Drammeh

Centers:
Federica Brunetti
Giuditta Nicolodi

Coach: Loris Barbiero

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Italian U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Italian U19 National Team 2017
#s#
Chiara Bacchini
Bacchini
Elena Castello
Castello
Lorela Cubaj
Cubaj
Paola Novati
Novati
Francesca Parmesani
Parmesani
#e#5
Chiara Bacchini 180-F-98 La Spezia Italy
Elena Castello 182-PF-98 Broni Italy
Lorela Cubaj 191-C-99 Venezia Italy
Paola Novati 184-C/F-98 Milano Italy
Francesca Parmesani 180-F-98 Crema Italy
Elisa Pinzan 171-PG-99 Pordenone Italy
Elisa Pontoni 185-C-98 Udine Delser Italy
Giovanna Smorto 177-SG-99 Pordenone Italy
Giulia Togliani 168-PG-98 Crema Italy
Costanza Verona 170-PG-99 Battipaglia Italy
Martina Zolfanelli 172-G-98 Salerno Italy
Olbis Andre 188-C-98 Battipaglia Italy
Anna Togliani 168-PG-98 Venezia Italy
Vanessa Sturma 185-C-98 Udine Delser Italy
Valentina Grassia 184-F/C-98 Sesto SG Italy
Elisa Maniero 181-F-98 Biassono Italy
Elena Misto 182-F/C-98 Venezia Italy

Giovanni Lucchesi Head Coach
Luca Visconti Assistant Crema Italy
Francesco Iurlaro Assistant Marghera Italy



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  LATVIA  


TTT Riga keeps Krastina for another season - by Eurobasket News

TTT Riga (LSBL) re-signed 27-year old international swingman Ieva Krastina (172-90, agency: LBM Management). She has played there for the last three seasons. Krastina managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 20 LSBL games she averaged 10.0ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.5apg and 2.7spg. A very good season in her career as she Eurobasket.com and selected to 1st Team. Krastina also played 8 games in Eurocup where she had 10.0ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.1apg and 2.6spg. And finally she contributed to 11 games in EEWBL where she recorded 9.4ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.9apg and 1.8spg (in top 5). Krastina helped them to make it to the final.
Among other achievements she received Eurobasket.com Latvian-Estonian NBL Player of the Year award in 2015.
Krastina has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2011 and previously for U20 National Team between 2007 and 2010.
Krastina also represented Latvia at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 5.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.4apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 35.7%, 3PT: 28.0%, FT: 75.0%.
Krastina has played previously professionally also in Lithuania (Kibirkstis) and Latvia (Cesis and Latvijas Universitate).
Her game is described as: A very good three-point shooter, but is more than just an outside threat. She's really improved the effectiveness of her passing and if she handles the ball more in the future, the sky could be the limit for her as a combo guard.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  MONTENEGRO  


Bornova signs Iva Perovanovic - by Eurobasket News

Bornova Becker (TKBL) signed experienced 34-year old Montenegrin international power forward Iva Perovanovic (188-83, agency: ProDep Management). She will still stay in Turkey where she played last season at Besiktas in the KBSL. In 32 games she had 13.8ppg, 7.2rpg and 2.7apg. TKBL will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time. Perovanovic helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish KBSL Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Canik Belediyesi Samsun. In 28 games she recorded 12.6ppg, 7.7rpg and 2.1apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Perovanovic played in the final of Polish PLKK in 2005 and 2012. She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Power Forward of the Year back in 2011.
Perovanovic represented Montenegro at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 11.0ppg, 2.3rpg, FGP: 50.0%, FT: 87.5%.
Perovanovic is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in France (Lattes Montpellier), Italy (Umbertide), Russia (Nadezhda Orenburg), Spain (Gran Canaria and Olesa Espanyol), Poland (Wisla Can-Pack and CCC Polkowice) and Montenegro (Buducnost).
Perovanovic could be described: An experienced inside player with classic post moves and good scoring skills near to the basket.

Bornova Becker roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Asena Yalcin
Kubra Erat

Forwards:
Adrijana Knezevic
Saziye Ivegin
Duygu Firat

Centers:
Iva Perovanovic
Michelle Snow

Coach: Ceyhun Yildizoglu

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nico_prodep)

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  NEW ZEALAND  


Tall Ferns open Taipei tournament with win - by Eurobasket News

The Tall Ferns have begun their Asian tour in impressive style, overwhelming India 75-52 in the opening game of the William Jones Cup tournament in Taiwan. New Zealand were led by guard Micaela Cocks (174-G-86, college: Oregon), who scored 12 of her 21 points in the opening quarter as they powered nine points clear at the first break, extending the lead to 42-26 by halftime. The game tightened up in the second half but New Zealand's lead was never threatened, helped by 15 points to Chevannah Paalvast (180-G/F-91, college: Monmouth) and 11 for Jillian Harmon (185-PF-87, college: Stanford, agency: LBM Management) to go with her seven rebounds and six assists. Coach Kennedy Kereama expects New Zealand to be tested in their second match against South Korea on Thursday. "For a first up game we will take a 23 point win. But we still have a lot of areas to improve on," he said. "It was good to be able to give all of our bench some valuable minutes and give some of our debutants a good taste of international basketball." The five-day tournament opens a busy month for the Tall Ferns, culminating in the Asia Cup in Bangalore.
Courtesy of: nzcity.co.nz



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  POLAND  


ENEA AZS Poznan added Jazmine Davis - by Grzegorz Ozog

Enea AZS Poznan who will play next season in Polish Extraleague added to their roster USA guard Jazmine Davis (170-G-93, college: Washington, agency: LBM Management). Last season she spent in BCF Elfic Fribourg Basket, played 32 games scored 15.7ppg and 3.7rpg.

2016-2017: BCF Elfic Fribourg Basket (Switzerland-LNA, starting five): 25 games: 16.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.5apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 47.3%, 3PT-2 (47.6%), FT: 72.7%; Eurocup: 7 games: 15.4ppg, 4.6rpg, 3.0apg, FGP: 39.1%, 3PT: 37.0%.



Basket Gdynia sings Anna Makurat - by Grzegorz Ozog

Basket 90 Gdynia added to their roster 17-years old Polish point guard Anna Makurat (174-PG-00) who last season spent in SMS Lomianki. She played there 28 games scored 15.7ppg and 7.6rpg.

2016-2017: SMS PZKosz Lomianki (1Liga): 28 games: 15.7ppg, 7.6rpg, 3.8apg, 2.0spg, 2FGP: 42.4%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 82.9%

Basket 90 Gdynia roster:
Anna Makurat
Tori Jankoska (173-G-94, college: Michigan St.)
Sofija Aleksandravicius (196-F-91, college: Davidson, agency: LBM Management)
Kahleah Copper (185-F-94, college: Rutgers, agency: LBM Management)
Jelena Skerovic (176-G-80, agency: ProDep Management)
Kamila Podgorna (174-G-96)
Marta Marcinkowska (182-F/C-98)
Amalia Rembiszewska (191-F-96)
Karolina Puss (178-SG-94)
Jowita Ossowska (185-F/C-96)



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  SERBIA  


Serbian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Katarina Zec
Zec
Jovana Subasic
Subasic
Snezana Bogicevic
Bogicevic
Aleksandra Katanic
Katanic
Ana Ilic
Ilic
#e#5
4Katarina Zec 178-G-97 UTEP USA
6Djurdjina Djokic 168-PG-98 Crvena Zvezda Serbia
7Jovana Subasic 190-PF-97 Washington St. USA
8Snezana Bogicevic 177-SG-97 Crvena Zvezda Serbia
9Anastasija Podunavac 184-C-97 Novosadska ZKA Serbia
10Aleksandra Katanic 172-PG-97 Crvena Zvezda Serbia
11Jovana Nogic 181-G-97 Providence USA
13Vladana Vujisic 178-F-98 Student Serbia
14Ana Ilic 190-C-97 Radivoj Korac Serbia
15Milica Bojovic 189-C-98 Crvena Zvezda Serbia
21Tamara Jovancevic 186-PF-98 Novosadska ZKA Serbia
22Mina Djordjevic 186-PF-99 Crvena Zvezda Serbia

Bogdan Bulj Head Coach ICIM Arad Romania



Roche adds Ivanovic to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Roche Vendee BC (LF2) added to their roster 29-year old Serbian ex-international guard Milica Ivanovic (175-88, college: Catawba, agency: LBM Management). She played last season at Angers - Union Feminine Basket 49 in French LFB league. Ivanovic managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 10 LFB games she recorded 8.6ppg and 1.0spg. LF2 will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time. Ivanovic also played that season for TSV 1880 Wasserburg in German DBBL where in 17 games she averaged 8.1ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.4apg and 1.5spg. She also played 8 games in Eurocup where she had 8.9ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.0apg and 1.4spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Ivanovic was voted Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Honorable Mention back in 2014.
She also represented Serbia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 five years ago. Her stats at that event were 8 games: 3.0ppg, 1.5rpg.
Ivanovic is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in Portugal (Uniao Sportiva), Romania (Sf.Gheorghe), Hungary (UNI Gyor) and Serbia (Vozdovac).
Ivanovic attended Catawba College until 2011 and it will be her seventh season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sumadija Kragujevac lands Natalija Spaic - by Eurobasket News

Sumadija Kragujevac (1 ZLS) landed 20-year old point guard Natalija Spaic (170-97, agency: BeoBasket). She played most recently at Karaburma Beograd in Serbian 2 ZLS. She helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Spaic also spent pre-season at Radivoj Korac that year.
She was a member of Serbian U20 National Team last year.
Spaic has played previously for Vozdovac.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @jam_synerging)

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  SPAIN  


Mann Filter welcomes back Vega, ex Quimsa - by Eurobasket News

Mann Filter Zaragoza (LFB) landed experienced 35-year old Argentinian international center Gisela Vega (188-82, agency: ProDep Management). It is actually her comeback to Zaragoza as she has played here before. Vega played in the summer at Quimsa in Argentinian league. In 12 Torneo Federal games she averaged impressive 17.2ppg, 13.8rpg, 3.7apg and 1.8spg.
The most of last season Vega spent at Araski where in 17 games she had 5.4ppg and 3.6rpg. She helped them to make it to the Supercup final. Vega also played for IDK Gipuzkoa Universidad del Pais Vasco that season. In 9 games she recorded 8.1ppg, 10.2rpg, 1.3apg and 1.2spg.
Among other achievements Vega won Ecuadorian Liga Femenina championship title in 2014. She received also Latinbasket.com All-South American Championships 2nd Team award in 2014 and 2016.
Vega represented Argentina at the Olympic Games Additional Qualifying Round in Nantes (France) last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 8.0ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 33.3%, FT: 60.0%.
Vega is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball she experienced life in four different countries playing on three different continents. She is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Vega has played previously professionally in France (Tarbes), Spain (Real Canoe, Argon Uni Girona and Gernika), Argentina (Union Florida and Pueblo Nuevo) and Ecuador (Santa Maria).
She is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in her extensive career, which she may end at Mann Filter.

Mann Filter Zaragoza roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Paola Ferrari
Gabriela Ocete
Zoe Hernandez

Forwards:
Tamara Abalde
Vega Gimeno
Carolina Esparcia

Center:
Gisela Vega

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Adareva keeps Basaez for another season - by Eurobasket News

CD Adareva (LF2) re-signed 21-year old Chilean point guard Sendy Basaez (170-96). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 26 LF2 games she recorded 8.0ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.4apg and 1.4spg last season.
Despite young age Basaez had impressive career. Basaez won Chilean Liga Femenina championship title in 2014. She received also Latinbasket.com All-FIBA Americas 2nd Team award in 2015.
She was also a member of Chilean international program for some years. Basaez played for Chilean Senior National Team between 2013 and 2015 and previously for U18 National Team between 2012 and 2014.
She also represented Chile at the ODESUR Games in Santiago (Chile) three years ago. Basaez's team won Silver and her stats at that event were 6 games: 6.7ppg, 4.0rpg, Assists-4 (3.3apg), 1.0spg, FGP: 37.0%, FT: 69.0%.
Basaez has played also professionally for other Chilean teams like Los Leones, Boston College and Iquique.

CD Adareva roster for 2017-2018:

Laura Bejarano
Ainara Ramasco
Sendy Basaez
Shay Steele
Dragana Balde

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Esther Moreno signs at Leganes - by Eurobasket News

Grupo EM Leganes (LF2) landed 32-year old guard Esther Moreno (178-85) from Distrito Olimpico. In 10 LFB games she averaged 7.9ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.5apg and 1.4spg last season. Moreno also played that season for CREF Hola where in 11 games she had 3.1ppg, 1.4rpg, 1.3apg and 1.2spg.
She won Spanish LF2 championship title in 2015.
Moreno has played previously for three other teams: Aguere, Alcobendas and Sarria.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cortegada inks Cristina Loureiro - by Eurobasket News

Portomar Cortegada (LF2) signed 23-year old power forward Cristina Loureiro (183-94) from RC Celta. Loureiro has played there for the last six years. In 20 LF2 games she had 7.8ppg and 1.4rpg last season.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Spanish U19 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Spanish U19 National Team 2017
#s#
Lucia Alonso
Alonso
Aina Ayuso
Ayuso
Iris Junio
Junio
Blanca Millan
Millan
Silvia Serrat
Serrat
#e#5
Lucia Alonso 170-G-98 Arizona USA
Laura Pena Sant Adria Spain
Itziar Ariztimuno Gernika Spain
Aina Ayuso 181-PG-99 Segle XXI Spain
Iris Junio 185-G-99 Gran Canaria Spain
Sara Iparraguirre Gipuzkoa UPV Spain
Blanca Millan 179-F-98 Maine USA
Maria Barneda 177-F-98 GDKO Bizkaia Spain
Silvia Serrat 183-G-99 Segle XXI Spain
Naira Caceres 181-F-98 Maine USA
Maria Erauncetamurgil 182-C-98 Gipuzkoa UPV Spain
Irati Etxarri 187-SF-98 Araski Spain
Laia Sole 184-C-98 Maine USA
Paula Ginzo 187-F-98 Estudiantes Spain
Umo Diallo 192-C-98 Araski Spain
Montserrat Brotons 193-C ORU USA
Maria Pendande 188-C-00 Gran Canaria Spain

Miguel Angel Ortega Head Coach Avenida Spain



Jamie Weisner (ex Flying Foxes) joins Ferrol - by Eurobasket News

Universitario de Ferrol (LFB) agreed terms with 23-year old Canadian international point guard Jamie Weisner (178-94, college: Oregon State, agency: LBM Management). She played last season at Flying Foxes in Austrian AWBL. In three Central Europe Women League games she had very impressive stats: 16.0ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.3apg and 2.3spg.
She won Austrian AWBL championship title and the cup.
The previous (2016) summer Weisner played at another team Mystics in U.S. semi-pro league WNBA. But in 7 games she recorded just 1.7ppg in 2016 season. Weisner helped them to win Pac-12 Tournament and they also made it to the NCAA Final Four. Quite impressive season as she was voted All-Pac-12 Co-Player of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to 2nd Team.
Last year she was drafted by Connecticut Sun (WNBA) in second round (17th overall).
Weisner attended Oregon State until 2016 and it will be her second season in pro basketball.
Weisner was voted ESPNW All-NCAA Division I 2nd Team in 2016 at her college time.
Weisner also represented Canada at the World Championships U19 in Lithuania four years ago. Her stats at that event were 8 games: Score-3 (17.0ppg), 6.4rpg, 2.8apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 54.9%, 3PT: 53.6%, FT: 72.2%.

Universitario de Ferrol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marina Delgado
Rachael Vanderwal
Jamie Weisner

Forwards:
Ani Calvo
Maria Perez_Araujo

Center:
Beatriz Sanchez

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  SWEDEN  


Binta Drammeh (ex Sopron Basket) signs at Lucca - by Eurobasket News

Gesam Gas Le Mura Lucca (Serie A1) landed 25-year old Swedish international forward Binta Drammeh (180-92). She played most recently at Sopron Basket in Hungarian A Division, but left the team in Dec.'16. In 10 games she averaged 9.3ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.5apg and 1.6spg last season. Drammeh also played 6 games in Euroleague where she had 8.3ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season she played at PINKK Pecsi in A Division. In 21 games she recorded very impressive stats: 18.9ppg, 8.2rpg, 2.3apg and 2.1spg. Drammeh helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in her career as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Bosman Player of the Year, selected to 2nd Team and selected to All-Bosmans Team. Drammeh also played 5 games in Eurocup where she was the best scorer with remarkable 20.0ppg and got 6.4rpg, 2.6apg and 2.8spg.
Among other achievements Drammeh won Swedish Damligan championship title for two years in a row (2011 and 2012).
She has been also a member of Swedish international program for some years. Drammeh has regularly played for Swedish senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
She also represented Sweden at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 7.3ppg, FGP: 56.3%, 3PT: 50.0%.
Drammeh is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in France (Mondeville and Toulouse), Germany (Don Bosco Bamberg), Russia (Dynamo Novosibirsk Region), Turkey (Hatay) and Sweden (Telge).

Gesam Gas Le Mura Lucca roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Valeria Battisodo
Erika Striulli
Martina Crippa
Francesca Melchiori

Forwards:
Federica Tognalini
Binta Drammeh

Centers:
Federica Brunetti
Giuditta Nicolodi

Coach: Loris Barbiero

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  TURKEY  


Bornova signs Iva Perovanovic - by Eurobasket News

Bornova Becker (TKBL) signed experienced 34-year old Montenegrin international power forward Iva Perovanovic (188-83, agency: ProDep Management). She will still stay in Turkey where she played last season at Besiktas in the KBSL. In 32 games she had 13.8ppg, 7.2rpg and 2.7apg. TKBL will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time. Perovanovic helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish KBSL Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Canik Belediyesi Samsun. In 28 games she recorded 12.6ppg, 7.7rpg and 2.1apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Perovanovic played in the final of Polish PLKK in 2005 and 2012. She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Power Forward of the Year back in 2011.
Perovanovic represented Montenegro at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 11.0ppg, 2.3rpg, FGP: 50.0%, FT: 87.5%.
Perovanovic is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in France (Lattes Montpellier), Italy (Umbertide), Russia (Nadezhda Orenburg), Spain (Gran Canaria and Olesa Espanyol), Poland (Wisla Can-Pack and CCC Polkowice) and Montenegro (Buducnost).
Perovanovic could be described: An experienced inside player with classic post moves and good scoring skills near to the basket.

Bornova Becker roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Asena Yalcin
Kubra Erat

Forwards:
Adrijana Knezevic
Saziye Ivegin
Duygu Firat

Centers:
Iva Perovanovic
Michelle Snow

Coach: Ceyhun Yildizoglu

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nico_prodep)

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Ormanspor adds Walker-Kimbrough to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Ormanspor Genclik Ankara (TKBL) added to their roster 21-year old American guard Shatori Walker-Kimbrough (180-96, college: Maryland). She plays this summer at Washington Mystics (WNBA). In 10 games she recorded just 2.5ppg.
Her team won Big Ten Tournament for three years in a row (between 2015 and 2017).
The previous (15-16) season Walker-Kimbrough played at another team Terrapins in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA1 where in 35 games she averaged impressive 19.5ppg, 6.0rpg, 3.3apg, 1.9spg and 1.1bpg. Walker-Kimbrough helped them to win the regular season. A very spectacular year in her career as she All-Big Ten All-Tournament MVP and voted to 3rd Team and voted to ESPNW All-NCAA Division I 3rd Team.
This summer she was drafted by Washington Mystics (WNBA) in first round (6th overall).
The former University of Maryland staris in her first season in pro basketball.
Walker-Kimbrough also represented USA at the Panamerican Games in Toronto (Canada) two years ago. Her team won Silver and her stats at that event were 5 games: 10.2ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.4apg, Steals-5 (1.8spg), FGP: 65.4%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 55.6%.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Thomas comes back to Ormanspor - by Eurobasket News

Ormanspor Genclik Ankara (TKBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old American point guard Jasmine Thomas (175-89, college: Duke). It is actually her comeback to Ormanspor as she has played here before. Thomas plays this summer at Connecticut Sun (WNBA). In 14 games she recorded very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.9apg and 1.3spg. The last season Thomas played at Ramat Hasharon in Israeli D1 where in 20 games she averaged 14.0ppg, 6.1rpg, 5.4apg and 2.3spg.
In 2011 Thomas was drafted by Seattle Storm (WNBA) in first round (12th overall).
The former Duke University standoutis in her seventh season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Thomas' team won WNBA Eastern Conference Regular Season in 2014. She was also voted WBCA All-NCAA D1 Honorable Mention back in 2010 at her college time.
Thomas has played also professionally in Russia (Vologda Chevakata), Israel (Bnot Hertzeliya) and WNBA (Atlanta Dream).
The scouts decsribe her following way: Can play either guard spot ... uses speed, quickness and aggressiveness to bring an exciting style of play to the floor.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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New Zealand, China and Japan win openers in Taiwan - by Eurobasket News

New Zealand, China and Japan won the opening games in Taiwan at the start of the William Jones Cup tournament.
China edged South Korea 70-63 as Pin Lo posted 17 points and Chen Wei-An (178-C-95) nailed 16. Jieun Park (183-C-95) ended up with 14 points in a loss, whilst GaEun Kim delivered 12.
Japan meanwhile outscored Chinese Taipei 83-70. Saki Hayashi (171-G-95) top-scored for the winners with 14 points and Midori Murayama (178-F-93) had 12.
The Tall Ferns outgunned India 75-52 as Micaela Cocks (174-G-86, college: Oregon) scored 21 points to lead all the winners. Chevannah Paalvast (180-G/F-91, college: Monmouth) netted 15 and Jillian Harmon (185-PF-87, college: Stanford, agency: LBM Management) added 11.



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Gray's late 4-point play keys Wings 94-84 win over Dream - by Eurobasket News

Skylar Diggins (5'9''-G-90, college: Notre Dame) scored 21 points and had seven assists, Allisha Gray (6'0''-G-95, college: S.Carolina) added 20 points, and the Dallas Wings beat the Atlanta Dream 94-84 on Wednesday night. Atlanta trailed by 10 points early in the fourth quarter but pulled to 86-82 with 1:28 left on Brittney Sykes' 3-pointer. Gray answered with Dallas' first 4-point play of the season for an eight-point lead. Glory Johnson (6'3''-F-90, college: Tennessee, agency: ProDep Management) had 13 points and seven rebounds, and Karima Christmas (6'0''-F-89, college: Duke) added 11 points for Dallas (9-9). Courtney Paris played six minutes in her first action since injuring a knee on May 25 and scored four points. Coach Fred Williams returned after missing two games for health reasons. Tiffany Hayes (5'10''-G-89, college: Connecticut) scored 16 points and Sykes added 15 for Atlanta (6-8). Jordan Hooper (6'2''-F-92, college: Nebraska) chipped in 13 points, and Damiris Dantas and Elizabeth Williams each had 10. Sancho Lyttle played just 11 minutes after injuring her nose.
Courtesy of: fortworthbusiness.com