EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 7/8/2017 4:04:14 AM

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  ABA LEAGUE  



Uros Lukovic (ex Partizan NIS) is a newcomer at Mornar Bar - by Eurobasket News

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

KK Mornar Basket Bar roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Marko Calic
Strahinja Micovic

Centers:
Uros Lukovic
Radoje Vujosevic
Vukota Pavic

Coach: Mihailo Pavicevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Josip Bilinovac agreed terms with Cibona - by Eurobasket News

KK Cibona VIP Zagreb (A1) inked 27-year old shooting guard Josip Bilinovac (191-90) from Jolly Jadranska Banka Sibenik. In 26 A1 games he recorded 11.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 3.5apg and 1.2spg last season. He helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season Bilinovac played at Trefl in Polish TBL where in 32 games he averaged 8.9ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.2apg.
Among other achievements his team won Bosnia and Herzegovina Cup in 2011, 2012 and 2014. Bilinovac received also Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
He represented Croatia at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. Bilinovac's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 8 games: 6.1ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 47.8%, 3PT: 29.2%, FT: 75.0%.
Bilinovac has played also professionally for other Bosnia and Herzegovina teams like Siroki Primorka, Grude and Siroki II Eronet.

KK Cibona VIP Zagreb roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Josip Bilinovac
Langston Hall

Forwards:
Ivan Novacic
Domagoj Bosnjak
Cleveland Melvin
Andrija Coric

Coach: Slobodan Subotic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ALGERIA  


Groupe Sportif Petrolier celebrate Algerian Basketball Cup 2017 title - by Eurobasket News

Groupe Sportif Petrolier overcame Union de Setif to celebrate Algerian Basketball Cup 2017 title. In the Final game they posted a 62-52 victory to win the 7th consecutive title. Early in 2010 season TBB Blida became the winner of the Algerian Cup.
Earlier in the semifinals Groupe Sportif Petrolier beat NB Staoueli 75-56. Union de Setif meanwhile edged CRB Dar El Beida 64-62.



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  ANGOLA  


Monteiro is back at FC Porto - by Eurobasket News

FC Porto (LPB) signed 28-year old naturalized Angolan forward Antonio Monteiro (204-96kg-89). It is actually his comeback to FC Porto_Ferpinta as he has played here before. Monteiro played last season at Lusitania (LPB). In 31 games he had 14.8ppg, 9.5rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg. A very impressive season as he was named to Portuguese LPB All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season Monteiro played at FC Porto_Ferpinta where in 31 LPB games he recorded 4.0ppg and 2.6rpg. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. Monteiro also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged just 2.0ppg and 2.0rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Monteiro was voted Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese Proliga Newcomer of the Year in 2015.
He represented Portugal at the Lusofonia Games in Goa (India) three years ago. Monteiro's team won Silver.
He has played on three different continents (Europe, Africa and of course North America). Monteiro has played previously professionally in Portugal (Benfica and Penafiel) and Angola (Libolo).

FC Porto roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pedro Pinto
Pedro Bastos
Ferran Ventura

Forwards:
Miguel Miranda
Miguel Queiroz
Antonio Monteiro

Center:
Sasa Borovnjak

Coach: Moncho Lopez

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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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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Torresi re-signs at Deportivo Norte de Armstrong - by Eurobasket News

Deportivo Norte de Armstrong (TFB) confirmed in their roster shooting guard Jonatan Torresi. He played there last season.
Torresi helped his team to make it to the Torneo Federal Final in 2017.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nicolas Laprovittola (ex Baskonia) joins Zenit - by Eurobasket News

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

Zenit Saint Petersburg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Evgeny Voronov
Nicolas Laprovittola
Kyle Kuric

Forward:
Marko Simonovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Franco Giorgetti signs at GECR Indalo - by Eurobasket News

Gimnasia-Indalo Esgr.Comodoro Rivadavia (LigaA) landed 25-year old forward Franco Giorgetti (201-92) from Penarol. Giorgetti has played there for the last seven years. In 29 LigaA games he averaged 4.0ppg and 3.1rpg in 2015-16 season. Giorgetti helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
He was also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. Giorgetti played for Argentinian Senior National Team between 2012 and 2015 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2011.
He also represented Argentina at the ODESUR Games in Santiago (Chile) three years ago. Giorgetti's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 5 games: 7.4ppg, 3.6rpg, FGP-1 (87.5%), 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 33.3%.
Giorgetti's game is described as: A tall, athletic SF who has good outside shooting skills, can score in the pain and defends well on teh perimeter. He needs to improve his shooting mechanic and he should improve his ball handling, but he's very promising and has huge upside.

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

Guards:
Juan_Manuel Rivero
Carlos Buendia

Forwards:
Federico Haller
Shaquille Johnson
Franco Giorgetti
Luis Riascos

Center:
Diego Romero

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @tperformances)

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Matias Cuello signs at Ameghino - by Eurobasket News

Juventud Ameghino de Villa Maria (TFB) landed 26-year old swingman Matias Cuello (190-91). He has played for the last two years at Tomas de Rocamora in the TNA. In 38 games he averaged 14.5ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.3apg last season. TFB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Among other achievements Cuello's team won Argentinian TNA South Regular Season in 2015. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA Honorable Mention award in 2016.
Cuello has played previously for five other teams: Ferrocarril, Lanus, MH Basket, Olimpico de La Banda and Ramos Mejia.

Juventud Ameghino de Villa Maria roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Joaquin Baeza
Santiago Iglesias
Matias Cuello

Forward:
Abel Aristimuno

Center:
Juan_Luis Abeiro

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Joaquin Baeza is a newcomer at Ameghino - by Eurobasket News

Juventud Ameghino de Villa Maria (TFB) added to their roster 31-year old point guard Joaquin Baeza (182-86). He played last season at Echague in the. In 54 TNA games he recorded 5.3ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.5apg. TFB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (2016) summer Baeza played at Pichincha de Potosi (Libobasquet) in Bolivian league.
He has played previously professionally in Argentina (Quilmes Mar del Plata, San Martin de La Rioja, Instituto, Anzorena and Facundo) and Bolivia (Universidad Autonoma Gabriel Rene Moreno).

Juventud Ameghino de Villa Maria roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Joaquin Baeza
Santiago Iglesias

Forward:
Abel Aristimuno

Center:
Juan_Luis Abeiro

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ameghino lands Juan Luis Abeiro - by Eurobasket News

Juventud Ameghino de Villa Maria (TFB) tabbed 29-year old power forward Juan Luis Abeiro (196-88). He played most recently at Tomas de Rocamora in Argentinian TNA league. In 9 games he averaged impressive 16.9ppg, 7.7rpg and 1.0spg last season. TFB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Abeiro also played for CDTinguiririca San Fernando in Chilean Liga Nacional that season where in 45 games he was third best scorer with remarkable 25.6ppg and recorded 10.6rpg, 3.3apg and 1.6spg (in top 5). He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Chilean Liga Nacional Honorable Mention.
He won Argentinian Torneo Federal (Capital Bonaerense) championship title in 2014.
Abeiro has played previously for two other Argentina teams: San Martin de La Rioja and Estudiantes Olavarria.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Iglesias re-signs at Ameghino - by Eurobasket News

Juventud Ameghino de Villa Maria (TFB) confirmed in their roster 28-year old guard Santiago Iglesias (183-89). He has played there for the last five seasons. Iglesias helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
He has played previously for C.Entrerriano.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Aristimuno re-signs at Ameghino - by Eurobasket News

Juventud Ameghino de Villa Maria (TFB) confirmed in their roster 26-year old forward Abel Aristimuno (193-91). He has played there for the last two seasons. Aristimuno helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Capitol tabs Joe Efese, ex Gimnasia LP - by Eurobasket News

Capitol Montevideo (Metropolitan) inked American forward Joe Efese (198-107kg, college: Central Connecticut State). He played most recently at Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata in Argentinian TNA league. In 15 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 8.4rpg and 1.6bpg last season.
Efese's team made it to the NEC Tournament Semifinals in 2011.
He graduated from Central Connecticut State in 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  AUSTRIA  


Hyeres-Toulon adds Asceric to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket (ProA) added to their roster 20-year old Austrian shooting guard Luka Asceric (202-97). He was about to sign at Lille Metropole Basket in the ProB. Asceric has played there for the last three years. The last season he played also at Lille Metropole (also in ProB) where in 33 games he recorded 7.3ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.2apg.
Asceric has played previously professionally in Italy and Austria (Arkadia Lions).

Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Timothe Vergiat
Luka Asceric
Theo Bouteille

Forwards:
Raymond Cowels_III
Vafessa Fofana

Centers:
Ferdinand Prenom
Emryss Mormin

Coach: Emmanuel Schmitt

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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  


Kevin Dillard (ex Maccabi Ashdod) is a newcomer at PAOK Thessaloniki - by Eurobasket News

PAOK Thessaloniki (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old American point guard Kevin Dillard (183-83kg-89, college: Dayton). He played last season at Maccabi Ashdod in Israeli Winner League. Dillard managed to play in four leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 13 Winner League games he recorded 8.1ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.6apg. He also played that season for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL where in 9 games he averaged impressive 18.1ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.8apg and 1.6spg. The other team Dillard played that season for was Pinar Karsiyaka in Turkish BSL. In 9 games he had 12.0ppg, 2.2rpg, 4.9apg and 1.0spg. He also played 7 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 7.6ppg, 3.3rpg, 4.7apg and 1.4spg.
Dillard 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 he was voted NABC Division I All-District 4 2nd Team back in 2012 and 2013 at his college time.
Dillard is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America) in six different countries. Dillard has played previously professionally in Belgium (Antwerp Giants), France (Pau Lacq Orthez and Cholet Basket), Germany (EnBW Ludwigsburg), Italy (Novipiu Casale), Latvia (VEF Riga) and Greece (Apollon Patras).
He attended University of Dayton until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

PAOK Thessaloniki roster for 2017-2018:

Thodoris Zaras
Apollonas Tsochlas
Kevin Dillard
Giannis Giannaras
Emmanouil Plakogiannakis
Rafail Papaioannou
Dimitris Karamanolis

Coach: Ilias Papatheodorou

By Eurobasket Data Center

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CB Canarias add Allen to their roster - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (Liga Endesa) added to their roster 24-year old Hungarian ex-international forward Rosco Allen (207-98kg-93, college: Stanford, agency: Pensack Sports) from Obradoiro. In 23 Liga Endesa games in Spain he recorded 10.7ppg and 3.8rpg last season.
Allen has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won NIT championship title in 2015. Allen was also voted All-Pac-12 1st Team in 2016 at his college time.
Allen represented Hungary at the European Championships U20 Division B in Pitesti (Romania) four years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 8 games: 14.5ppg, 9.1rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 49.0%, 3PT: 10.0%, FT: 50.0%.
Allen graduated from Stanford University in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Paul Lacombe joins Monaco - by Eurobasket News

AS Monaco Basket (ProA) added to their roster 27-year old guard Paul Lacombe (195-90, agency: BeoBasket). He was about to sign at Strasbourg IG Basket (ProA). Lacombe has played there for the last five years. The last season he played also at Strasbourg IG where in 46 ProA games he had 9.0ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.7apg and 1.3spg. Lacombe helped them to make it to the final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to French ProA All-Star Game and All-Domestic Players Team. Lacombe also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 7.9ppg, 3.5rpg, 3.2apg and 1.8spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Lacombe's team won French Cup in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 2nd Team back in 2010.
Lacombe was also a member of French international program for some years. He played for French Senior National Team in 2014 and previously for U19 National Team in 2009.
Lacombe represented France at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 9 games: 11.7ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.1spg, FGP: 59.4%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 80.6%.
Lacombe has played previously for ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket.

AS Monaco Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dru Joyce
Gerald Robinson
Paul Lacombe
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  


Boulazac inks Brandon Ubel, ex Brussels - by Eurobasket News

Boulazac Basket Dordogne (ProA) agreed terms with 26-year old American power forward Brandon Ubel (209-106kg-91, college: Nebraska, agency: Pensack Sports). He has played for the last two seasons at Basic-Fit Brussels in Belgian Euromillions League. In 47 games he had 13.9ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.9apg last season. Ubel helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Belgian League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Ubel also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 13.2ppg, 5.7rpg (#4 in the league) and 1.3apg.
Ubel has played also professionally in Belgium for Antwerp Giants.
He attended University of Nebraska until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Boulazac Basket Dordogne roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Arnaud Kerckhof
Marc-Antoine Pellin
Marko Sutalo
Gaetan Clerc
Dustin Ware

Forwards:
Aurelien Salmon
Jerome Sanchez
Brandon Ubel
Stephan Gauthier
Lionel Gaudoux

Centers:
Maxime Zianveni
Alexis Tanghe

Coach: Claude Bergeaud

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Paris-Levallois add Ware to their roster, ex Antwerp - by Eurobasket News

Paris-Levallois (ProA) added to their roster 24-year old American power forward Gavin Ware (206-118kg-93, college: Mississippi State). He played last season at Port of Antwerp Giants in Belgian Euromillions League. In 42 games he recorded 13.6ppg and 6.5rpg. Ware helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League 2nd Team. Ware also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 13.8ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.5apg.
Ware has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He graduated from Mississippi State in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

Paris-Levallois roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Louis Campbell
Daniel Nwaelele
Remi Lesca

Forwards:
Maleye N'Doye
Petr Cornelie
Cyrille Eliezer-Vanerot
Maxime Roos
Ivan Fevrier

Center:
Gavin Ware

Coach: Frederic Fauthoux

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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

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Paulistano lands Eduardo Sommer - by Paulo Freire

Paulistano/Unimed Sao Paolo (NBB) landed 23-year old forward Eduardo Sommer (204-94) from Franca. In 32 NBB games he averaged 4.7ppg and 3.5rpg last season.
Sommer's team made it to the Paulista League Semifinals in 2016.
He represented Brazil at the World Championships U19 in Prague (Czech Republic) four years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 6.8ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 50.0%, FT: 76.2%.
Sommer has played previously for Winner/Limeira.

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Vitoria inks Nick Okorie, ex Niagara RL - by Paulo Freire

Universo/Vitoria Salvador (NBB) agreed terms with 29-year old American point guard Nick Okorie (185-88kg-88, college: Texas Tech). He played last season at Niagara River Lions in Canadian NBL. In 14 NBL Canada games he had very impressive stats: 15.9ppg, 4.5rpg, 5.2apg and 1.1spg. Okorie also played that season for The Storm in Canadian NBL Canada where in 20 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 16.7ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.1apg and 1.2spg.
He is quite experienced player. Okorie has played also professionally in Austria (Raiffeisen Flyers Wels), Denmark (Aalborg), Finland (Salon Vilpas), Germany (Saar Pfalz Braves) and Canada (Power and London Lightning).
He attended Texas Tech University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.
Okorie could be described: Can play in both guard positions, thaks to solid body, good court vision an passing skils. He's a good scorer with outside and inside dimension, shoots well free throws. Also, he's a tough defender who can earn lots of steals.
Very quick. Can run on the basket against taller players
.

Universo/Vitoria Salvador roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andre Bresolin
Nick Okorie
Kenny Dawkins

Forwards:
Arthur Silva
Edu de_Oliveira
Renato Scholz

Centers:
Murilo Becker
Douglas Kurtz

Coach: Regis Marrelli

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Bauru adds Lenz to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Paschoalotto/Bauru (NBB) added to their roster 27-year old forward Renan Lenz (206-100kg-90, college: Utah) from Pinheiros. In 42 NBB games he recorded 9.5ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.3apg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Lenz's team was regular season runner-up in Paulista League in 2016. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Paulista League 2nd Team in 2015.
Lenz has played previously for three other teams: Araraquara, Lajeado and Sao Jose/Vinac.
He attended University of Utah until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Paschoalotto/Bauru roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alex Garcia
Kendall Anthony
Guilherme Santos
Gabriel Galvanini
Stefano Pierotti

Forwards:
Renan Lenz
Isaac Goncalves
Henrique Cerimelli

Centers:
Shilton Santos
Michael Uchendu

Coach: Demetrius Ferraciu

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Vitoria inks Nick Okorie, ex Niagara RL - by Paulo Freire

Universo/Vitoria Salvador (NBB) agreed terms with 29-year old American point guard Nick Okorie (185-88kg-88, college: Texas Tech). He played last season at Niagara River Lions in Canadian NBL. In 14 NBL Canada games he had very impressive stats: 15.9ppg, 4.5rpg, 5.2apg and 1.1spg. Okorie also played that season for The Storm in Canadian NBL Canada where in 20 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 16.7ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.1apg and 1.2spg.
He is quite experienced player. Okorie has played also professionally in Austria (Raiffeisen Flyers Wels), Denmark (Aalborg), Finland (Salon Vilpas), Germany (Saar Pfalz Braves) and Canada (Power and London Lightning).
He attended Texas Tech University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.
Okorie could be described: Can play in both guard positions, thaks to solid body, good court vision an passing skils. He's a good scorer with outside and inside dimension, shoots well free throws. Also, he's a tough defender who can earn lots of steals.
Very quick. Can run on the basket against taller players
.

Universo/Vitoria Salvador roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andre Bresolin
Nick Okorie
Kenny Dawkins

Forwards:
Arthur Silva
Edu de_Oliveira
Renato Scholz

Centers:
Murilo Becker
Douglas Kurtz

Coach: Regis Marrelli

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Thomas Scrubb (ex Giessen 46ers) could join Scandone Avellino - by Eurobasket News

Scandone Avellino (Serie A) is close to sign 26-year old Canadian international forward Thomas Scrubb (198-91kg-91) who played last time at Giessen 46ers in Germany. He has a double citizenship as he also holds British passport. In 18 BBL games he recorded 11.8ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.7apg and 1.8spg (in top 3) last season.
The previous (15-16) season Scrubb played at Joensuun_Kataja in Finnish Korisliiga where in 40 games he averaged 14.1ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.9apg and 1.3spg. He helped them to win the regular season. Great year indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team. Scrubb also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 12.3ppg, 8.1rpg, 2.2apg and 1.3spg.
Scrubb represented Canada at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
He has played also professionally in Canada (Ravens).

Scandone Avellino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ariel Filloy
Jason Rich
Bruno Fitipaldo

Forward:
Andrea Zerini

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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

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  CHINA  


NBL Round 5 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

After 5 rounds played we can already see who rules in the NBL and who belongs to weaker ones. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with extra overtimes and favorites losing the games.

The most shocking disappointment of round 5 was a home defeat of second-ranked Shaanxi W. (3-2) to third ranked Guangxi (4-1) 105-99. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 30-15 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Shaanxi W. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Kevin Murphy (196-90, college: Tenn Tech) stepped up and scored 55 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds for the winners and Indian-Canadian center Sim Bhullar (226-92, college: N.Mexico St.) chipped in 17 points and 22 rebounds. American forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 24 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guangxi keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Shaanxi W. at the other side dropped to the fifth place with two games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Guangxi is looking forward to face Hebei X. (#12) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Shaanxi W. will play against the league's leader Lhasa (#1) and is hoping to win this game.
NBL top team - Lhasa (4-1) added another victory to their record. This time they beat ninth ranked Chongqing (2-3) 100-94. American Dominique Johnson (192-87, college: Azusa Pacific, agency: Higher Vision Sports) nailed a double-double by scoring 29 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side and Jonathan Kreft accounted for 26 points and 14 rebounds. Lhasa's coach Feng Chen allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Ukrainian center Vladyslav Koreniuk (210-94, agency: Octagon Europe) came up with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 18 rebounds for Chongqing in the defeat. Lhasa maintains first place with 4-1 record, which they share with 3 other teams. Chongqing at the other side keeps the ninth position with three games lost. They share it with Beijing and Luoyang. Lhasa will play against Shaanxi W. (#6) in Xian in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Chongqing will play on the road against Guizhou and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Jiangsu L. (0-5) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their fifth consecutive match to tenth ranked Beijing (2-3) 121-111 on Wednesday evening. The best player for the winners was Yunan Liu who had a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds. MingYang Gao produced 37 points (!!!) and 7 assists for the guests. Beijing moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Chongqing and Luoyang. Loser Jiangsu L. still closes the standings with five games lost. They share the position with Dongbu. Beijing will meet at home Luoyang (#11) in the next round. Jiangsu L. will play against Dongbu and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked Dongbu (0-5) is still winless. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their fifth consecutive match to seventh ranked Fujian (4-1) 94-83. Hang Li orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points and 7 rebounds. Fujian's coach Jiulong Liu used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Fujian have a solid series of four victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Dongbu at the other side still closes the standings with five games lost. Fujian's next round opponent will be Anhui (#5) at home. Dongbu will play against Jiangsu L. (#14) in He Fei and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Hebei X. (#11) forced the game against Hunan (#6) into an overtime, but lost by four points 119-123 on Wednesday night. The game took place in Hebei. But the guests from Changsha were better at the end. Gelvis Solano stepped up and scored 60 points (!!!) and 5 assists for the winners. Hunan's coach Wenlong Huang used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Hunan (4-1) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Hebei X. dropped to the twelfth place with four games lost. Hunan will face Henan (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Hebei X. will play against the league's second-placed Guangxi (#2) and hope to win that game.

In the last two games of round 5 Guizhou lost to Anhui on the opponent's court 116-127. Luoyang managed to outperform Henan in a home game 142-130.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 81 points (!!!), 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals by Russ Smith of Luoyang.

Shaanxi W. - Guangxi 99-105

The most shocking disappointment of round 5 was a home defeat of second-ranked Shaanxi W. (3-2) to third ranked Guangxi (4-1) 105-99. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 30-15 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Shaanxi W. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Kevin Murphy (196-90, college: Tenn Tech) stepped up and scored 55 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds for the winners and Indian-Canadian center Sim Bhullar (226-92, college: N.Mexico St.) chipped in 17 points and 22 rebounds. American forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 24 rebounds and the other American import guard Von Wafer (196-85, college: Florida St.) scored 32 points and 7 rebounds. Five Shaanxi W. players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guangxi keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Shaanxi W. at the other side dropped to the fifth place with two games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Guangxi is looking forward to face Hebei X. (#12) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Shaanxi W. will play against the league's leader Lhasa (#1) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Shaanxi W.: W.Von 32+7reb+2ast, G.Charles 21+24reb+1ast, Y.XiaoHang 11+2reb, G.Yan 11+2reb+2ast, B.Jiguang 10+1reb+3ast, M.Daqiang 10+3reb+3ast
Guangxi: M.Kevin 55+8reb, J.Le 24+2reb+2ast, B.Sim 17+22reb, L.Jiawei 4+3reb+2ast, D.ChengLong 3, Z.Yupeng 2+2ast
gschID: 548475


Beijing - Jiangsu L. 121-111

Bottom-ranked Jiangsu L. (0-5) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their fifth consecutive match to tenth ranked Beijing (2-3) 121-111 on Wednesday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Beijing. Jiangsu L. managed to win fourth quarter 31-28. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was power forward Yunan Liu (205-94) who had a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds. American center Michael Holyfield (211-92, college: Sam Houston St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 24 rebounds. Forward MingYang Gao (196-88) produced 37 points (!!!) and 7 assists and American-Palestinian forward Michael Nunnally (203-86, college: Pacific) added 28 points and 17 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Beijing moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Chongqing and Luoyang. Loser Jiangsu L. still closes the standings with five games lost. They share the position with Dongbu. Beijing will meet at home Luoyang (#11) in the next round. Jiangsu L. will play against Dongbu and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Jiangsu L.: G.MingYang 37+3reb+7ast, N.Michael 28+17reb+2ast, W.Peng 22+10reb+3ast, X.Shiwei 14+5reb, W.Xing Chen 10+6reb+3ast, C.Junze 0+2reb+1ast
Beijing: W.Marquis 29+6reb+5ast, L.Yunan 27+11reb+3ast, C.Zexu 26+7reb+6ast, L.Ziming 16+5reb, H.Michael 14+24reb+3ast, Z.Wei 7+1reb
gschID: 548474


Anhui - Guizhou 127-116

There was a minor upset when 5th ranked Guizhou (3-2) was defeated on the road by eighth ranked Anhui (3-2) 127-116 on Wednesday. Anhui made 24-of-26 free shots (92.3 percent) during the game. Anhui outrebounded Guizhou 49-34 including a 38-26 advantage in defensive rebounds. Guizhou was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. American Chris Johnson (210-85, college: LSU) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 23 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import point guard Jonathan Gibson (188-87, college: N.Mexico St.) chipped in 35 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Central African-American power forward James Mays (206-86, college: Clemson) responded with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 17 rebounds and American point guard Mark Lyons (185-89, college: Arizona, agency: Higher Vision Sports) scored 29 points. Four Anhui and five Guizhou players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Anhui moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Guizhou. Anhui will face higher ranked Fujian (#4) in Fuzhou in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Guizhou will play at home against Chongqing and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Guizhou: M.James 32+17reb, L.Mark 29+4reb+3ast, L.MingHao 18+3reb+4ast, S.Rongxiao 15+3reb, S.Haijiang 10+1reb, Y.Mingfang 4+3reb
Anhui: G.Jonathan 35+8reb+7ast, J.Chris 32+23reb+2ast, G.Shunjie 18+1ast, H.Delong 17+1reb, L.Qingxiang 7+3reb+1ast, R.Kai 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 548479


Luoyang - Henan 142-130

There was a surprise result when twelfth ranked Luoyang (2-3) defeated at home 4th placed Henan (3-2) 142-130 on Wednesday. The hosts trailed by 12 points at the halftime before their 84-60 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Luoyang made 31-of-38 free shots (81.6 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Luoyang made 12 blocks. Henan was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American point guard Russ Smith (183-91, college: Louisville) stepped up and scored 81 points (!!!), 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals for the winners and South Sudanese-Lebanese center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) chipped in 29 points, 15 rebounds and 9 blocks. Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) responded with 46 points (!!!) (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) and American-Nigerian center Chris Otule (211-90, college: Marquette) produced a double-double by scoring 23 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocks. Five Henan players scored in double figures. Luoyang moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Beijing and Chongqing. Loser Henan dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. Luoyang will face Beijing (#10) on the road in the next round. Henan will play against Hunan (#3) in Changsha and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Henan: A.Josh-Emmanuel 46+4reb+2ast, J.Yuxing 24+5reb+4ast, O.Chris 23+12reb+2ast, M.Qingfei 20+10reb+2ast, T.Jian 11+2reb+1ast, C.Yuhan 6+2reb+1ast
Luoyang: S.Russ 81+8reb+7ast, M.Ater 29+15reb+3ast, Q.Wenhan 14+5reb+8ast, S.Jianguo 7+3reb+1ast, Z.Ye 5+2reb, Q.Daoqing 4+4reb
gschID: 548480


Fujian - Dongbu 94-83

Bottom-ranked Dongbu (0-5) is still winless. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their fifth consecutive match to seventh ranked Fujian (4-1) 94-83. The game was mostly controlled by Fujian. Dongbu was better in fourth quarter 30-28. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Center Hang Li (204-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points and 7 rebounds. Swingman Wenbo Yang (196-90) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Four Fujian players scored in double figures. Fujian's coach Jiulong Liu used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward QinShuo Deng (205-92) answered with 30 points and 6 rebounds and forward Shengyue Sun (198-89) added 12 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Dongbu. Fujian have a solid series of four victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Dongbu at the other side still closes the standings with five games lost. Fujian's next round opponent will be Anhui (#5) at home. Dongbu will play against Jiangsu L. (#14) in He Fei and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Dongbu: D.QinShuo 30+6reb, Z.MengLong 15+2reb+1ast, S.Shengyue 12+6reb+1ast, J.Yi 7+4reb, A.LiPeng 6+3reb, Y.Qin 5+4reb+1ast
Fujian: Y.Wenbo 18+4reb, L.Ming-Yu 17+3reb+1ast, L.Hang 14+7reb+2ast, R.LaQuinton 12+5reb+1ast, Z.Xiaobo 9+5reb+1ast, H.Yan 9+4reb
gschID: 548478


Lhasa - Chongqing 100-94

NBL top team - Lhasa (4-1) added another victory to their record. This time they beat ninth ranked Chongqing (2-3) 100-94. Chongqing was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. American Dominique Johnson (192-87, college: Azusa Pacific, agency: Higher Vision Sports) nailed a double-double by scoring 29 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side and his fellow American import center Jonathan Kreft (213-86, college: Florida St.) accounted for 26 points and 14 rebounds. Four Lhasa players scored in double figures. Lhasa's coach Feng Chen allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Ukrainian center Vladyslav Koreniuk (210-94, agency: Octagon Europe) came up with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 18 rebounds and Xin Wang added 25 points and 10 rebounds respectively for Chongqing in the defeat. Lhasa maintains first place with 4-1 record, which they share with 3 other teams. Chongqing at the other side keeps the ninth position with three games lost. They share it with Beijing and Luoyang. Lhasa will play against Shaanxi W. (#6) in Xian in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Chongqing will play on the road against Guizhou and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Chongqing: K.Vladyslav 26+18reb+1ast, W.Xin 25+10reb, C.Aubrey 24+8reb+2ast, W.Yang 9+1reb, G.Yaoyang 6+4reb+2ast, L.JinYang 2+4reb
Lhasa: J.Dominique 29+13reb+5ast, K.Jonathan 26+14reb+3ast, C.Jinlong 22+2reb+2ast, H.DangJian 10+9reb+1ast, Y.Zhiyong 6+2reb+1ast, Z.Zhennan 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 548477


Hebei X. - Hunan 119-123 OT

Hebei X. (#11) forced the game against Hunan (#6) into an overtime, but lost by four points 119-123 on Wednesday night. The game took place in Hebei. But the guests from Changsha were better at the end. Hebei X. was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 5-point lead after three quarters before a 28-23 charge of Hunan, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 21-17. Hebei X. was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. Dominican guard Gelvis Solano (185-94, college: Merrimack, agency: Basket Management Solutions) stepped up and scored 60 points (!!!) and 5 assists for the winners and American power forward Arinze Onuaku (206-87, college: Syracuse) chipped in 14 points and 20 rebounds. Hunan's coach Wenlong Huang used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. American forward Brandon Costner (206-87, college: N.Carolina St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 16 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) produced a double-double by scoring 25 points, 18 rebounds, 7 assists and 7 steals. Four Hunan and five Hebei X. players scored in double figures. Hunan (4-1) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Hebei X. dropped to the twelfth place with four games lost. Hunan will face Henan (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Hebei X. will play against the league's second-placed Guangxi (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hebei X.: C.Brandon 34+16reb+4ast, S.Shannon 25+18reb+7ast, G.Yao 14+5ast, S.Xuepeng 13+5reb+3ast, Y.Heng 12+4reb+4ast, F.Weijian 10+3reb
Hunan: S.Gelvis 60+4reb+5ast, Z.Wei 19+7reb+2ast, O.Arinze 14+20reb+2ast, P.Jiaxin 10+4reb+2ast, L.Hansheng 7+2reb+3ast, W.QiPeng 4+7reb+1ast
gschID: 548476





Chinese NBL round 5 best performance: Russ Smith - by Eurobasket News

American Point guard Russ Smith (183-PG-91) had a very impressive game in the last round for Luoyang, receiving a Asia-basket.com NBL Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 26-year old player was the main contributor (81 points, eight rebounds and seven assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Henan (#7, 3-2) 142-130. Luoyang is placed at 11th position in Chinese NBL. Luoyang is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 2-3 record. In the team's last game Smith had a remarkable 57.7% from 2-point range and got ten three-pointers out of 17 attempts. He has many years of experience at Luoyang, through which he has constantly improved. Former University of Louisville star has very solid stats this year. Smith is league's best scorer averaging so far 61.0ppg. Smith is in league's top in and averages impressive 4.4spg and 55.6% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old Dominican Rep. Gelvis Solano (185-G-94, agency: Basket Management Solutions) of Hunan. Solano had a very good evening with 60 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. It was enough for Hunan to edge the lower-ranked Hebei X. (#12, 1-4) in overtime 123-119. This victory allowed Hunan to move up to 3rd position in the standings. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 4 matches. Solano is one of the most experienced players at Hunan and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 37.6ppg (#5). His other stats are also decent: 5.0rpg and 6.2apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Kevin Murphy (196-G-90) of league's second-best Guangxi. Murphy got into 30-points club by scoring 55 points in the last round. He went also for eight rebounds . He was a key player of Guangxi, leading his team to a 105-99 win against the lower-ranked Shaanxi W. (#6, 3-2). Guangxi is closer and closer to top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 4-1 record is not that bad... Murphy has a great season in China. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 43.4ppg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ater Majok (208-C-87) of Luoyang - 29 points, 15 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Jonathan Gibson (188-PG-87) of Anhui - 35 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Chris Johnson (210-PF-85) of Anhui - 32 points, 23 rebounds and 2 assists
7. James Mays (206-F/C-86) of Guizhou - 32 points and 17 rebounds
8. Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-PG-86) of Henan - 46 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Jonathan Kreft (213-C-86) of Lhasa - 26 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Chris Otule (211-C-90) of Henan - 23 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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The Pacers tab Bojan Bogdanovic - by Eurobasket News

Indiana Pacers inked 28-year old Croatian international small forward Bojan Bogdanovic (203-89) from Washington Wizards. In 39 NBA games in USA he averaged 11.4ppg and 3.5rpg last season. He helped them to win the Southeast Division title. Bogdanovic also played for the Nets where in 55 NBA games he had 14.2ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.7apg.
In 2011 he was drafted by Miami Heat in second round (31st overall).
Among other achievements Bogdanovic received Eurobasket.com All-Olympic Games 2nd Team award in 2016.
He has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. Bogdanovic has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2009.
He represented Croatia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: Score-1 (24.8ppg), 4.2rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 57.1%, 3PT: 43.8%, FT: 77.3%.
Bogdanovic is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bosnia (HKK Zrinjski HT Mostar), Spain (Real Madrid, UCAM Murcia and Real Madrid II), Turkey (Fenerbahce) and Croatia (Cibona).
Bogdanovic's game is described as: (by Davide Bortoluzzi for NBADraft.net in 2011)
Bojan Bogdanovic is a versatile player who can score in lots of different ways. He has a good combination of height and body frame that should allow him to compete with NBA small forwards physically ... He can attack the rim effectively with his quick first step, which allows him to beat his immediate defender quite easily
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Indiana Pacers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Darren Collison
Victor Oladipo
Edmond Sumner

Forwards:
Bojan Bogdanovic
Ben Moore

Center:
Domantas Sabonis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Josip Bilinovac agreed terms with Cibona - by Eurobasket News

KK Cibona VIP Zagreb (A1) inked 27-year old shooting guard Josip Bilinovac (191-90) from Jolly Jadranska Banka Sibenik. In 26 A1 games he recorded 11.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 3.5apg and 1.2spg last season. He helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season Bilinovac played at Trefl in Polish TBL where in 32 games he averaged 8.9ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.2apg.
Among other achievements his team won Bosnia and Herzegovina Cup in 2011, 2012 and 2014. Bilinovac received also Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
He represented Croatia at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. Bilinovac's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 8 games: 6.1ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 47.8%, 3PT: 29.2%, FT: 75.0%.
Bilinovac has played also professionally for other Bosnia and Herzegovina teams like Siroki Primorka, Grude and Siroki II Eronet.

KK Cibona VIP Zagreb roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Josip Bilinovac
Langston Hall

Forwards:
Ivan Novacic
Domagoj Bosnjak
Cleveland Melvin
Andrija Coric

Coach: Slobodan Subotic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cibona lands Josip Bilinovac (ex-Jolly JBS) - by Zeljko Zule

Cibona continued buliding a roster for the upocoming season by signing Josip Bilinovac (191-SG-90).
Bilinovac arrives from Jolly JBS, where he averaged 11.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.1 blocks over 29 minutes in 26 Croatian A1 League games last season. He grew up with Bosnian side Siroki, with whom he won three Championship and Cup titles. Bilinovac played in 2015-16 for Trefl Sopot in Poland and last season with Jolly JBS.
Bilinovac was a member of Croatian U18 and U20 national team from 2008 through 2010. With the Croatian national team, Bilinovac won the bronze medals at the Junior EuroBasket in 2008 in Greece and at 2009 World Championship U19 in New Zealand.





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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Ismael Romero (ex Bayamon) signs at Hap.Haifa - by Nir Luna

Hapoel Haifa (National League) landed 26-year old Cuban center Ismael Romero (203-100kg-91, agency: Paris Global Sports). He played in the summer at Vaqueros de Bayamon in Puerto Rican BSN league. In 28 games he averaged 14.5ppg, 9.0rpg, 1.1apg and 1.2spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Puerto Rican BSN All-Star Game. Romero also played that season for Atleticos (also in BSN) where in 11 games he had 11.3ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Puerto Rican BSN All-Star Game.
Two years ago Romero was drafted by Grand Rapids Drive (D-League) in fourth round (63rd overall).
He has played previously professionally in Mexico (Panteras) and Cuba (Villa Clara and Villa Clara).
Let's have closer look into Romero's outlook: A power forward with an NBA body and the quickness, jumping ability and strength to play in the NBA. This young man will be heard of after playing one year of International basketball. Former member of the Cuban National Team. 2014 University of Turabo, Puerto Rico scored 20 ppg 15 rpg and led team to undefeated championship title.

Hapoel Haifa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Misgav Niv
Ofek Avital

Forward:
Ophir Huber

Center:
Ismael Romero

Coach: Sharon Avrahami

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stats Leaders - LIDOBA

Points Per Game
 Gerardo SUERO
  Indios SFM
  (196-G-89)
  Avg: 26.9
 1. Suero, Indios SFM26.9 
 2. Gilder, Caneros LR23.8 
 3. Guzman, Soles SD21.4 
 4. Woodbury, Titanes .21.2 
 5. Bailey, Reales LV19.3 
 6. Santana, Titanes .19.2 
 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: 10.9
 1. Araujo, Leones SD10.9 
 2. Williams, Titanes .9.2 
 3. Shannon, Indios S.9.0 
 4. Santana, Titanes .8.6 
 5. Vargas, Metros S.8.1 
 6. Rhett, Leones SD7.8 
 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 SFM5.2 
 6. Fortuna, Leones SD3.9 
 7. Rhett, Leones SD3.7 
 8. Suero, Indios SFM3.7 
 9. Ruiz, Soles SD3.7 
 10. Carter, Huracane.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Elpidio FORTUNA
  Leones SD
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Fortuna, Leones SD2.2 
 2. Suero, Indios SFM2.1 
 3. Rose, Huracanes PP1.7 
 4. Suero, Indios SFM1.7 
 5. Valdez, Huracane.1.6 
 6. Beidler, Huracane.1.5 
 7. De-Leon, Metros S.1.4 
 8. Santana, Titanes .1.3 
 9. Fortuna, Titanes .1.3 
 10. Montas, Caneros LR1.2 
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. Garcia, Indios SFM0.9 
 6. Santana, Titanes .0.9 
 7. Glenn, Metros S.0.8 
 8. Suero, Indios SFM0.8 
 9. Rose, Huracanes PP0.7 
 10. Beidler, Huracane.0.7 


LNB Round 17: Indios SFM beats Huracanes PP in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News

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

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in San Francisco. Third ranked Indios SFM faced second-ranked Huracanes PP. Host Indios SFM (12-6) defeated guests from Puerto Plata (11-7) 86-79. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of Huracanes PP. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Huracanes PP was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Indios SFM forced 19 Huracanes PP turnovers. The best player for the winners was American forward Terrence Shannon (203-79, college: Elgin CC) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). His fellow American import guard Sterling Gibbs (188-92, college: Connecticut, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 23 points and 6 assists. Indios SFM's coach David Diaz used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Aaron Jones (206-93, college: Mississippi) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 17 rebounds for the guests. Indios SFM moved-up to second place. Huracanes PP at the other side dropped to the third position with seven games lost. Indios SFM are looking forward to face Reales LV (#6) in La Vega in the next round. Huracanes PP will play at home against the league's leader Metros STGO and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader Metros STGO delivered the fourteenth victory. This time they beat 5th ranked Reales LV (7-11) 98-90 in Santiago. American Robert Glenn (203-89, college: IUPUI) orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points. Adris De-Leon contributed with 20 points and 8 assists for the winners. Naturalized American Antonio Pena (204-86, college: Villanova) answered with 17 points and 7 rebounds for Reales LV. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Metros STGO maintains first place with 14-4 record. Reales LV at the other side dropped to the sixth position with 11 games lost. Metros STGO will play against Huracanes PP (#3) in Puerto Plata in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Reales LV will play at home against the league's second-placed Indios SFM and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Santo Domingo supposed to be also quite interesting. Seventh ranked Titanes Licey (7-12) played at the court of 8th ranked Soles SD (4-14). Titanes Licey smashed Soles SD 106-83 on Thursday. Edward Santana stepped up with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 12 rebounds (was perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line !!!) for the winners. Ramon Ruiz responded with 23 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. Titanes Licey maintains seventh place with 7-12 record. Loser Soles SD stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost. Titanes Licey will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Soles SD's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Santo Domingo to the arena Leones SD.

In the last game of round 17 Titanes Licey was defeated by Leones SD in Santo Domingo 92-88.
The best stats of 17th round was 22 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals by Elpidio Fortuna of Leones SD.

Leones SD - Titanes Licey 92-88

Everything could happen in Santo Domingo at the game between two tied teams. Both sixth ranked Leones SD and 7th ranked Titanes Licey had identical 7-11 record. This time Leones SD used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from San Cristobal 92-88 on Friday night. The hosts trailed by 8 points after three quarters before their 32-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Guard Elpidio Fortuna (188-85, agency: Basket Management Solutions) stepped up and scored 22 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for the winners and American guard Devan Downey (175-87, college: S.Carolina, agency: Octagon Europe) chipped in 20 points and 4 assists. Five Leones SD players scored in double figures. American point guard Reggie Hamilton (182-89, college: Oakland, agency: SDJ Sports) responded with 31 points and Kelvin Perez scored 17 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Defending champion (8-11) moved-up to fifth place. Loser Titanes Licey keeps the seventh position with 12 games lost. Leones SD's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Santo Domingo Soles SD.
Top scorers:
Titanes Licey: R.Hamilton 31+1reb+1ast, K.Perez 17+4reb+1ast, E.Santana 14+6reb+2ast, B.Williams 8+6reb+2ast, D.Moquete 6+10reb+2ast, R.Crisostomo 6
Leones SD: E.Fortuna 22+5reb+4ast, D.Downey 20+3reb+4ast, M.Rhett 15+5reb+2ast, J.Araujo 14+7reb, H.Walker 12+4reb+2ast, J.Corporan 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 546093


Indios SFM - Huracanes PP 86-79

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in San Francisco. Third ranked Indios SFM faced second-ranked Huracanes PP. Host Indios SFM (12-6) defeated guests from Puerto Plata (11-7) 86-79. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of Huracanes PP. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Huracanes PP was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Indios SFM forced 19 Huracanes PP turnovers. The best player for the winners was American forward Terrence Shannon (203-79, college: Elgin CC) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). His fellow American import guard Sterling Gibbs (188-92, college: Connecticut, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 23 points and 6 assists. Four Indios SFM players scored in double figures. Indios SFM's coach David Diaz used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Aaron Jones (206-93, college: Mississippi) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 17 rebounds and naturalized American guard Maurice Carter (183-83, college: Robert Morris) added 17 points respectively for the guests. Indios SFM moved-up to second place. Huracanes PP at the other side dropped to the third position with seven games lost. Indios SFM are looking forward to face Reales LV (#6) in La Vega in the next round. Huracanes PP will play at home against the league's leader Metros STGO and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Huracanes PP: A.Jones 19+17reb+1ast, M.Carter 17+2reb+1ast, K.Beidler 12+7reb+1ast, L.Cabrera 9+2reb+1ast, L.Jacobo 7+5reb, J.Young 6+2ast
Indios SFM: S.Gibbs 23+6ast, T.Shannon 18+10reb+1ast, G.Suero 15+4reb+3ast, J.Miguel Suero 14+6reb+4ast, N.Ebi 7+5reb+1ast, S.Lawton 3+1ast
gschID: 546092


Soles SD - Titanes Licey 83-106

The game in Santo Domingo supposed to be also quite interesting. Seventh ranked Titanes Licey (7-12) played at the court of 8th ranked Soles SD (4-14). Titanes Licey smashed Soles SD 106-83 on Thursday. The game was mostly controlled by Titanes Licey. Soles SD managed to win second period 23-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Titanes Licey dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Soles SD's 34 and made 23-of-24 free shots (95.8 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Soles SD 38-24 including 25 on the defensive glass. Naturalized Spanish power forward Edward Santana (203-80) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 12 rebounds (was perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line !!!) for the winners and American guard Terrance Woodbury (201-87, college: Georgia) chipped in 21 points. Woodbury is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Guard Ramon Ruiz (188-83) responded with 23 points and 5 rebounds and Roberto Tamarez scored 14 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Titanes Licey maintains seventh place with 7-12 record. Loser Soles SD stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost. Titanes Licey will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Soles SD's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Santo Domingo to the arena Leones SD.
Top scorers:
Soles SD: R.Ruiz 23+5reb+1ast, R.Tamarez 14+3reb+2ast, M.Carey Jr. 13+3reb+2ast, M.Guzman 10+1reb+2ast, H.Maldonado 8+3reb, E.Meran 5+4ast
Titanes Licey: E.Santana 28+12reb+2ast, T.Woodbury 21+2reb+2ast, R.Hamilton 14+1reb, K.Perez 11+5reb, B.Williams 11+6reb+4ast, D.Moquete 6+5reb+4ast
gschID: 546091


Metros STGO - Reales LV 98-90

Leader Metros STGO delivered the fourteenth victory. This time they beat 5th ranked Reales LV (7-11) 98-90 in Santiago. The game without a history. Metros STGO led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. American Robert Glenn (203-89, college: IUPUI) orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points. Point guard Adris De-Leon (180-84, college: E.Washington) contributed with 20 points and 8 assists for the winners. Naturalized American Antonio Pena (204-86, college: Villanova) answered with 17 points and 7 rebounds and guard Juan Coronado (193-83) added 12 points and 10 assists in the effort for Reales LV. Four Metros STGO and five Reales LV players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Metros STGO maintains first place with 14-4 record. Reales LV at the other side dropped to the sixth position with 11 games lost. Metros STGO will play against Huracanes PP (#3) in Puerto Plata in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Reales LV will play at home against the league's second-placed Indios SFM and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Reales LV: A.Pena 17+7reb+1ast, V.Martinez 17+3reb, A.Rodriguez 12+7reb, J.Coronado 12+2reb+10ast, O.Bailey 10+2reb+1ast, A.Okosun 9+2reb
Metros STGO: R.Glenn 27+4reb+3ast, A.De Leon 20+2reb+8ast, A.Filion 14+6reb+1ast, N.Morillo 12, R.Soliver 10+3reb+6ast, O.Lopez 6+1reb
gschID: 546090





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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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)



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Tabb's pro career starts at Santa Ana - by Eurobasket News

MC El Brasil Santa Ana (Liga MB) landed 27-year old American swingman Demarquelle Tabb (196-90). just graduated from University of Alabama A&M (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years.
As mentioned above Tabb is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements his team made it to the SWAC Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2013 and 2014). Tabb received also NABC Division I All-District 23 2nd Team award back in 2013 at his college time.

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Khiry White is a newcomer at Santa Ana - by Eurobasket News

MC El Brasil Santa Ana (Liga MB) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American guard Khiry White (190-82kg-91, college: Savannah State). The last time (15) he played at S.Generals (UBA) in the U.S.
White was voted to UBA All-Star Game Rookie Selection in 2015.
He graduated from Savannah State in 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

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Santa Ana keeps Daniels for another season - by Eurobasket News

MC El Brasil Santa Ana (Liga MB) re-signed 29-year old American shooting guard Maliek Daniels (193-88kg-88, college: Trevecca Nazarene). He was a team leader there last season. In 8 Liga MB games he averaged impressive 26.4ppg, 11.1rpg, 2.5apg and 2.1spg.
Among other achievements Daniels' team was regular season runner-up in CBA South Division in 2016. He received also Freshman of the Year award back in 2010 at his college time.
Daniels has played previously professionally in CBA (Bowling Green Hornets) and ABA (Bowling G. B.).
He attended Trevecca Nazarene until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Daniels' outlook: Maliek is a combo guard that can play the three or four position a long defender, tremendous rebounder, and has advanced offensive skills player who showed leadership ability early in his career Size and length gives him an incredible advantage contesting shots inside the post and on the perimeterunpredictable player on the offensive enddoes not have a great first step, nor is he all that explosive around the rim, but he more than makes up for that with his excellent combination of smarts, instincts, touch, and skill.. Has excellent lateral quickness. Can defend any guard position, and some small forwardsFantastic instincts getting in passing lanes.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @LMBestadisticas)

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Nicolas Laprovittola (ex Baskonia) joins Zenit - by Eurobasket News

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

Zenit Saint Petersburg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Evgeny Voronov
Nicolas Laprovittola
Kyle Kuric

Forward:
Marko Simonovic

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Cepukaitis comes back to Lietkabelis - by Eurobasket News

Panevezys Lietkabelis (LKL) added to their roster 28-year old power forward Vaidas Cepukaitis (207-97kg-89, agency: Interperformances). It is actually his comeback to Panevezys as he has played here before. Cepukaitis played last season at Juventus in the LKL. In 36 games he recorded 12.3ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.8apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Honorable Mention. Cepukaitis also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 9.7ppg, 5.7rpg (#4 in the league), 1.7apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Cepukaitis' team made it to the Baltic League Semifinals in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League (Challenge Cup) Center of the Year back in 2011.
Cepukaitis represented Lithuania at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
He has played previously for five other teams: Zalgiris, LSU-Atletas, Vytautas, Zalgiris II Kaunas and P.Zvaigzdes.
On Cepukaitis: A promising player, who has yet good shooting skills and plays enough well inside to grab lots of rebounds. Great upside, needs to beef up to compete at senior level.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lokomotiv signs Pavel Antipov - by Eurobasket News

Lokomotiv Kuban (VTB) signed 26-year old international forward Pavel Antipov (204-96kg-91). He played last season at Unics (VTB). In 28 Euroleague games he had 5.7ppg and 2.0rpg. Antipov also played 28 games in VTB United League where he recorded 5.9ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.0apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Zenit. In 18 Eurocup games he averaged 7.9ppg and 3.7rpg. Antipov also played 38 games in VTB United League where he got 7.1ppg and 3.3rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Antipov's team made it to the Russian Cup final in 2011 and 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-World University Games Honorable Mention in 2015.
Antipov has been also a member of Russian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Russian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Antipov also represented Russia at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 8 games: 11.0ppg, 6.9rpg, FGP: 46.3%, 3PT: 48.0%, FT: 77.8%.
Antipov has played previously for six other teams: Spartak St.Petersburg, Krasnie Krilya, Samara 2nd team, BC Nizhny Novgorod, Unics Kazan 2nd team and COP Kondrashina-Belova St.Petersburg.

Lokomotiv Kuban roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chris Babb
Trevor Lacey

Forwards:
Pavel Antipov
Stanislav Ilnitskiy

Centers:
Frank Elegar
Brian Qvale

Coach: Sasa Obradovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Paris-Levallois add Ware to their roster, ex Antwerp - by Eurobasket News

Paris-Levallois (ProA) added to their roster 24-year old American power forward Gavin Ware (206-118kg-93, college: Mississippi State). He played last season at Port of Antwerp Giants in Belgian Euromillions League. In 42 games he recorded 13.6ppg and 6.5rpg. Ware helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League 2nd Team. Ware also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 13.8ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.5apg.
Ware has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He graduated from Mississippi State in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

Paris-Levallois roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Louis Campbell
Daniel Nwaelele
Remi Lesca

Forwards:
Maleye N'Doye
Petr Cornelie
Cyrille Eliezer-Vanerot
Maxime Roos
Ivan Fevrier

Center:
Gavin Ware

Coach: Frederic Fauthoux

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Richard Hendrix (ex Gran Canaria) agreed terms with Galatasaray - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (BSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old FYR Macedonian ex-international power forward Richard Hendrix (203-120kg-86, college: Alabama, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Hendrix played most recently at Gran Canaria in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 31 games he recorded 6.4ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg last season. He helped them to win the Supercup. Hendrix also played 15 games in Eurocup where he averaged 7.7ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.1apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Hendrix ended the previous (2015-16) season at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) in Israel. In 11 games he had 7.5ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.0apg and 1.2spg. Hendrix contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. But the most of that year he spent at Unicaja Malaga (also in Liga Endesa). In 17 games he got 8.1ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.1spg. Hendrix contributed in the Supercup final. He also played 16 games in Euroleague where he got 9.0ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.8apg.
In 2008 Hendrix was drafted by Golden State Warriors (NBA) in second round (49th overall). He attended University of Alabama and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Hendrix received Eurobasket.com Euroleague All-Imports Team award back in 2012 and 2014.
He also represented FYR Macedonia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 6.0ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 51.7%.
Hendrix is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy, Russia (Lokomotiv) and NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors and Northern Arizona Suns).

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Coach Arturs Stalbergs (ex N.Novgorod) agreed terms with Lietkabelis - by Eurobasket News

Panevezys Lietkabelis (LKL) will be led by 33-year old Latvian coach Arturs Stalbergs (agency: BeoBasket). He has coached for the last three years at N.Novgorod in Russian VTB league.
Stalbergs' team made it to the VTB United League Semifinals in 2015.
He has been coaching Latvian Senior National Team between 2012 and 2017, and coached also U20 National Team between 2013 and 2014.
Stalbergs has coached previously professionally in Ukraine (Mykolaiv) and Latvia (Liepaja/Triobet and Liepajas Lauvas-2).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Pierre Oriola could be added to FC Barcelona roster - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) is close to ink 25-year old power forward Pierre Oriola (206-92) who played last time at Valencia Basket. In 41 Liga Endesa games he recorded 7.6ppg and 3.2rpg last season. He helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). Oriola also played 23 games in Eurocup where he averaged 8.3ppg and 2.7rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Betis Energia Plus Sevilla. In 34 Liga Endesa games he had 8.5ppg and 3.5rpg.
Among other achievements Oriola received Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
He represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 3.3ppg, 3.5rpg.
Oriola has played previously for three other teams: Magia_Huesca, La ICL Manresa and Lleida_Basquet.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Demir IBB tabs Evaldas Kairys - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket (BSL) inked 27-year old Lithuanian international power forward Evaldas Kairys (207-105kg-90). He has played for the last two years at Muratbey Usak Sportlif Basketbol in the BSL. Kairys managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 8 BSL games he averaged 7.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.3spg and 1.1bpg. He also played 1 game in FIBA Europe Cup where he had just 2 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist. His team made it to the quarterfinals. And finally Kairys contributed to 9 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 7.0ppg and 2.3rpg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Lithuanian Cup final in 2013. Kairys received also Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Defensive Player of the Year award in 2015.
He has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. Kairys played for Lithuanian senior team this year and previously for U18 National Team back in 2008.
He represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 3.9ppg, 1.6rpg.
Kairys has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like MRU Vilnius and P.Zvaigzdes.
His game is described as: Forward with a perfect body to dominate under the basket. Mobile, dynamic, strong, exceptionally athletic forward with long body. Evaldas dominates under the basket in offense when gets the ball handily. Has to improve his back to the basket skills, post moves. Has a good shot, but rarely uses that at mid-range game. Good defender, shot-blocker and rebounder.

Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Bracey Wright
Vojdan Stojanovski
Erving Walker
Merthan Mutlu

Forwards:
Vlad Moldoveanu
Burak Selen

Center:
Evaldas Kairys

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Eboreime re-signs at Helsinki Seagulls - by Eurobasket News

Helsinki Seagulls (Korisliiga) confirmed in their roster 19-year old guard Jyri Eboreime (185-98). He played there last season. But in 5 Korisliiga games he had just 1.2ppg. Eboreime's team made it to the League Semifinals.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sakari Laakso is a newcomer at Helsinki Seagulls - by Eurobasket News

Helsinki Seagulls (Korisliiga) strengthened their roster with addition of 20-year old point guard Sakari Laakso (194-97). He has played for the last three years at PuHu Juniorit in the 1st Division. In 32 games he recorded 7.4ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.0apg last season. Laakso helped them to win the 1st Division B title.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Helsinki Seagulls sign Jesper Granlund - by Eurobasket News

Helsinki Seagulls (Korisliiga) signed forward Jesper Granlund (193). He played last season at HyPo in the 1st Division. In 20 games he had 8.0ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.0apg.
Granlund was named to U16 National Team in 2016.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Paul Lacombe joins Monaco - by Eurobasket News

AS Monaco Basket (ProA) added to their roster 27-year old guard Paul Lacombe (195-90, agency: BeoBasket). He was about to sign at Strasbourg IG Basket (ProA). Lacombe has played there for the last five years. The last season he played also at Strasbourg IG where in 46 ProA games he had 9.0ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.7apg and 1.3spg. Lacombe helped them to make it to the final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to French ProA All-Star Game and All-Domestic Players Team. Lacombe also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 7.9ppg, 3.5rpg, 3.2apg and 1.8spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Lacombe's team won French Cup in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 2nd Team back in 2010.
Lacombe was also a member of French international program for some years. He played for French Senior National Team in 2014 and previously for U19 National Team in 2009.
Lacombe represented France at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 9 games: 11.7ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.1spg, FGP: 59.4%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 80.6%.
Lacombe has played previously for ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket.

AS Monaco Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dru Joyce
Gerald Robinson
Paul Lacombe
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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Boulazac inks Brandon Ubel, ex Brussels - by Eurobasket News

Boulazac Basket Dordogne (ProA) agreed terms with 26-year old American power forward Brandon Ubel (209-106kg-91, college: Nebraska, agency: Pensack Sports). He has played for the last two seasons at Basic-Fit Brussels in Belgian Euromillions League. In 47 games he had 13.9ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.9apg last season. Ubel helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Belgian League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Ubel also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 13.2ppg, 5.7rpg (#4 in the league) and 1.3apg.
Ubel has played also professionally in Belgium for Antwerp Giants.
He attended University of Nebraska until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Boulazac Basket Dordogne roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Arnaud Kerckhof
Marc-Antoine Pellin
Marko Sutalo
Gaetan Clerc
Dustin Ware

Forwards:
Aurelien Salmon
Jerome Sanchez
Brandon Ubel
Stephan Gauthier
Lionel Gaudoux

Centers:
Maxime Zianveni
Alexis Tanghe

Coach: Claude Bergeaud

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hyeres-Toulon adds Asceric to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket (ProA) added to their roster 20-year old Austrian shooting guard Luka Asceric (202-97). He was about to sign at Lille Metropole Basket in the ProB. Asceric has played there for the last three years. The last season he played also at Lille Metropole (also in ProB) where in 33 games he recorded 7.3ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.2apg.
Asceric has played previously professionally in Italy and Austria (Arkadia Lions).

Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Timothe Vergiat
Luka Asceric
Theo Bouteille

Forwards:
Raymond Cowels_III
Vafessa Fofana

Centers:
Ferdinand Prenom
Emryss Mormin

Coach: Emmanuel Schmitt

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Paris-Levallois add Ware to their roster, ex Antwerp - by Eurobasket News

Paris-Levallois (ProA) added to their roster 24-year old American power forward Gavin Ware (206-118kg-93, college: Mississippi State). He played last season at Port of Antwerp Giants in Belgian Euromillions League. In 42 games he recorded 13.6ppg and 6.5rpg. Ware helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League 2nd Team. Ware also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 13.8ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.5apg.
Ware has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He graduated from Mississippi State in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

Paris-Levallois roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Louis Campbell
Daniel Nwaelele
Remi Lesca

Forwards:
Maleye N'Doye
Petr Cornelie
Cyrille Eliezer-Vanerot
Maxime Roos
Ivan Fevrier

Center:
Gavin Ware

Coach: Frederic Fauthoux

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ndiasse Samb agreed terms with Pau Nord-Est - by Eurobasket News

Pau Orthez Nord-Est (NM2) inked 24-year old Senegalese center Ndiasse Samb (205-93). The last time (13-14) he played at Vannes in French NM3 league.
Samb has played previously for two other teams: JL Bourg and Boulazac Basket.

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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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Richard Hendrix (ex Gran Canaria) agreed terms with Galatasaray - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (BSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old FYR Macedonian ex-international power forward Richard Hendrix (203-120kg-86, college: Alabama, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Hendrix played most recently at Gran Canaria in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 31 games he recorded 6.4ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg last season. He helped them to win the Supercup. Hendrix also played 15 games in Eurocup where he averaged 7.7ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.1apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Hendrix ended the previous (2015-16) season at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) in Israel. In 11 games he had 7.5ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.0apg and 1.2spg. Hendrix contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. But the most of that year he spent at Unicaja Malaga (also in Liga Endesa). In 17 games he got 8.1ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.1spg. Hendrix contributed in the Supercup final. He also played 16 games in Euroleague where he got 9.0ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.8apg.
In 2008 Hendrix was drafted by Golden State Warriors (NBA) in second round (49th overall). He attended University of Alabama and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Hendrix received Eurobasket.com Euroleague All-Imports Team award back in 2012 and 2014.
He also represented FYR Macedonia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 6.0ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 51.7%.
Hendrix is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy, Russia (Lokomotiv) and NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors and Northern Arizona Suns).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Warriors reportedly bring back Zaza Pachulia on one-year deal - by Eurobasket News

While the Golden State Warriors have made some additions this offseason like Nick Young (6'7''-G/F-85, college: USC) and Omri Casspi (6'9''-SF-88), they've also been able to bring back key pieces from last year's NBA title team. They've already struck deals with Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston, and now USA Today's Sam Amick reports that the Warriors have also agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract with center Zaza Pachulia (6'11''-C-84). After bouncing around the league for 14 seasons, Pachulia found a home last year in Golden State filling in for the departed Andrew Bogut (7'0''-C-84, college: Utah) as the team's starting center. The 33-year-old averaged 6.1 points and 5.9 rebounds last season, while adding physicality on the defensive end.
Pachulia will likely slot right back in as the starting center for the Warriors as they begin their quest for a third NBA title in four years.
Courtesy of: cbssports.com



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Buay Tuach (Phoenix Hagen) Life In General And The Struggles I've Been Through Helped Me Mature As A Player - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Buay Tuach (198-G/F-95, college: Loyola Mary) is a 22 year old 198cm forward from Ethiopia that will be starting his professional basketball career in Germany with Phoenix Hagen. He started his career with Northeast CC (JUCO) and then moved to Loyola Mary (NCAA) in 2015 and as a junior played 26 games averaging 3.7ppg, 1.6rpg. As a senior he played 28 games averaging 11.5ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.3apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 58.9%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 57.0%. He spoke to Eurobasket about basketball.

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

At the moment I am in Los Angeles California and my summer is going well


Your last NCAA game was March 4th and you haven't played a competitive game in many months. What have you missed most in this time?

In the time of the competitiveness I just miss the games, road trips and team.


Congrats on signing with German Pro A team Phoenix Hagen. After 2 strong seasons at Northeast CC and then a first NCAA season where you hardly played, did you think you could one day become a professional player?

I've always had a dream of becoming a professional athlete and I always knew that I would become one someday and the day has come.


You have signed with a club Phoenix Hagen that is in a place that has rich basketball tradition. What were the main reasons for choosing this organization?

The main reason for choosing this club is because I heard about how crazy the fans love the game of basketball and if you have fans who show me love like that, it is an amazing feeling. I also heard that the people of Hagen are the best and to me it is big because I love meeting new cultures. Also the coach sounds like a great guy and we had a pretty good conversation over the phone. Another reason is it would be a right fit because of the competition is good.


Phoenix Hagen are more than convinced of your abilities saying you are a very athletic player that has a nice shot and can play multiple positions. What else can you add to the strengths of your game?

What I need to strengthen in my game is my ball handling skills, I'm a good ball handler but I want to be a great ball handler


You are a athletic 198cm forward that can fill up the stat sheet, but what do you feel is a hidden strength in your game that doesn't get noticed right away?

A hidden strength in my game that doesn't get noticed right away is my post game. I have a good post game because I played the post in high school so I developed a couple of moves


You are Ethiopian, but grew up in the states in Texas and Nebraska. There aren't many basketball players from your country. How proud are you to be a basketball player?

I am very proud for my parents and my beautiful African genes because it's who I am and I thank the man above us for blessing me with so much talent and determination.


You grew up in the States and played NCAA ball there. How Americanized have you become and how has the whole American experience helped you mature as a player?

I adapted to the American culture because I've been here since the age of two but life in general and the struggles I've been through helped me mature as a player

You played two seasons at Loyola Mary (NCAA) and as a senior played 28 games averaging 11.5ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.3apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 58.9%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 57.0%. How do feel did your game develop in your senior year as you came from averaging 12 minutes to 28 minutes?

From my junior year to senior year, I developed my confidence and that is why senior year was much better than my junior year


How did head coach Mike Dunlap groom and prepare you best for a professional career in your two years at Loyola Mary?


Coach prepared me to be professional on the court and off. He's a great teacher and I've learned a lot from him

You had many fine games as a senior like against Uconn, but also scoring 19 points against 2017 NCAA finalist Gonzaga. What do you try to remember from this game and how you played to motivate you in bad times?

From those games I just try to remember how far I came to get to this point and I will compete with whomever and I don't care how big the name is


What will you miss most from your point guard Brandon Brown? What part of his game will translate over to Europe best when he signs a contract somewhere?

What I will miss most is playing one on one with him almost every day and we battled. His quickness will definitely transfer and he will bother a lot of defenders. He is underestimated because of how he looks but don't let looks fool you

Who won a one on one in practice you or Shamar Johnson?

One on one with me and Shamar, most of the times me haha


Who was the toughest guy you battled in the NCAA that later reached the NBA?

The toughest guy I've battled was Sabonis and Kyle Wiltjer from Gonzaga.


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

Dwayne Wade, Michael Jordan, Kareem and Allen Iverson.

Where does Lebron stand currently in the never ending debate about who is the greatest of all-time him or Michael Jordan?


The greatest of all time to me is still Jordan but let it be a debate after Lebrons career is over.


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

I rank him top 10


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

Klay's performance was amazing.


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?

There has been criticism of Russell Westbrook to be focusing more on rebounding to help inflate his stats and possibilities of getting triple doubles instead of focusing on his defensive

assignments. Do you feel that this is a fair assessment to the player Russell Westbrook?


Stat wise yes Russell would be considered the best player because the stats shows it. Yes I feel like he's been focusing more on filling his stats but at the same time trying to carry the team too much and isn't allowing much help


What was the last movie that you saw?


The last movie I watched was the Avatar.

Thanks Buay for the chat.




The Dresden Titans Sign Petar Madunic - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro B team Dresden Titans continue to shape their roster for the upcoming season and have added Petar Madunic (212-C-93, agency: Court Side). The club's first two new players for next season were guards Travis Thompson and Janel Schmidkunz, but Petar Madunic is a 212cm big man from Croatia that is 23 years old. The center who was born in Split last played in France and for Pas Pielagos (Spain-EBA) playing 5 games averaging 6.4ppg, 4.2rpg, FGP: 37.0%, FT: 85.7%. "We found a real center who is a wall under the basket. He is very athletic and a real physical presence that willl bring danger to opponents combined with our guard play. He is young, loves basketball and has a lot of potential", stressed Dresden Titans head coach Nenad Josipovic.

Madunic started his basketball career in 2008 with teh KK Split junior team. He also played for teams like Akademija Vujcic, KK Solin (A2), KK Osjecki Sokol Osijek (A1): and KK Kastel galerija Kastela Sucurac (A2). In 2013 he made the jump to KK Zagreb (A1) playing 12 games averaging 2,1ppg and 1,6rpg. The next season he moved to KK Split (A1) playing 2 games averaging : 3.5ppg. In the 2015-2016 season he played for KK Ribola Kastela (A1) playing 26 games averaging 5.8ppg, 3.2rpg, FGP: 49.5%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 82.2%. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been Croatian U16 National Team -09
Croatian U18 National Team -10-11, Albert Schweitzer International Tournament in Mannheim (Unofficial World Championships U18) -10, Nike Euroleague Junior Tournament (Unofficial European Clubs Junior Championships) -10: 1 game: 0pts, 1rb, European Championships U18 in Wroclaw (Poland) -11: 1 game: 2pts, 4reb, 2blocks, Croatian U20 National Team -12-13, European Championships U20 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) -12 (Gold): 3 games: 1.3ppg, and European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) -13: 5 games: 1.6ppg, 1.8rpg.

Source:Dresden Titans




The Baunach Young Pikes Add Experience With Rob Ferguson - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

After three years in action with the Hamburg Towers, Robert Ferguson (203-F/C-85, college: St.Joseph's) will head south to Bavaria this season and play with the Baunach Young Pikes. Ferguson is a 32 year old 203cm forward from Cape Coral, Florida that will be going into his ninth professional season and seventh in Germany.Last season with the Hamburg Towers he played 22 games averaging 9.0ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 45.4%, 3PT: 38.9%, FT: 86.7%. "I am happy this transaction worked. I have been in contact with him and his wife for years and always thought about bringing him here. Now we could finally realize it and it's a good thing for both sides. He will be able to lead our young players without looking at his own stats. That is very valuable for the team", stated Jorg Mausolf. Last season the American scored in double figures in 10 games including a 24 point game against the Uni Baskets Paderborn and a 21 point effort against the ETB Baskets.

Ferguson started his basketball career with St.Joseph's (NCAA) in 2004 where he played until 2008 playing a total of 136 NCAA games. He improved hiss coring average each season and as a senior he played 34 games averaging 11.9ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.1apg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 51.7%, 3Pts: 44.4%, FT: 83.7%. He started his professional basketball career in 2008 with the Giants Noerdlingen (Germany-ProA) playing 17 games averaging 14.4ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 64.8%, 3PT: 41.8%, FT: 67.7%. In the 2010-2011 season he went to South America to play with Defensor Sporting Club (Uruguay-LUB) playing 10 games averaging 11.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.0apg, 1.2spg, 2.2bpg, FGP: 56.1%, 3PT: 41.7%, FT: 84.6%, in Nov.'10 moved to Crailsheim Merlins (Germany-ProA) playing 20 games averaging 7.9ppg, 3.4rpg, FGP: 59.7%, 3PT: 28.8%, FT: 87.5%. In the 2011-2012 season he returned to Defensor Sporting Club (Uruguay-LUB) playing 12 game averaging 11.5ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 61.5%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 93.8%, in Dec.'11 moved to KR Reykjavik (Iceland-Express League) playing 17 games averaging 13.9ppg, 7.9rpg, 2.0apg, Blocks-5 (1.1bpg), FGP-3 (62.9%), 3PT: 34.0%, FT: 71.4%. In the 2012-2013 season he played for SC Rasta Vechta (Germany-ProA) playing 32 games averaging 5.8ppg, 4.5rpg, FGP: 53.7%, 3PT-1 (57.1%), FT: 70.0%. in the 2013-2014 season he played for BG Karlsruhe (Germany-ProA) playing 12 games averaging 11.3ppg, 4.6rpg, FGP: 54.7%, 3PT: 43.1%, FT: 68.8%. In the 2014-2015 season he moved to the Hamburg Towers (Germany-ProA) playing 30 games averaging 9.3ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 63.9%, 3PT: 39.1%, FT: 62.5%. In the 2015-2016 season he stayed with the Hamburg Towers (Germany-ProA) playing 33 games averaging 7.5ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 51.9%, 3PT: 34.0%, FT: 80.0%.

Awards adn achievements in his basketball career have been Atlantic 10 Regular Season (East Division) Champion -05, Atlantic 10 Tournament Finalist -05, 06
NIT Finalist -05, Atlantic 10 Tournament Winner -08, Icelandic Powerade Cup Semifinals -12, Icelandic League Regular Season Runner-Up -12, Icelandic League Semifinals -12, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Regular Season Champion -13, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Champion -13, and German ProA -17 (Player of the Week Rd.21).

Source: Baunach Young Pikes





Walter Tigers sign Jacob Mampuya - by Eurobasket News

Walter Tigers Tuebingen (BBL) signed 23-year old small forward Jacob Mampuya (200-88kg-94). He played last season at PS Karlsruhe Lions in German ProB. In 17 games he had 8.2ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.7apg and 1.2spg. Mampuya helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. He also played that season for Giants (also in ProB) where in 11 games he recorded 14.0ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.5apg and 1.3spg.
Mampuya has played previously for four other teams: Artland Dragons, Eisbaeren Bremerhaven, Kirchheim Knights and Bremerhaven.

Walter Tigers Tuebingen roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jared Jordan
Barry Stewart
Mathis Monninghoff
Robert Zinn

Forwards:
Sid-Marlon Theis
Jacob Mampuya

Centers:
Phillipp Heyden
Adrian Lind

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Janavicius comes back to Braunschweig, ex Lietkabelis - by Eurobasket News

Basketball Loewen Braunschweig (BBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old Lithuanian international guard Zygimantas Janavicius (192-81kg-89, agency: Interperformances). It is actually his comeback to Braunschweig as he has played here before. Janavicius played most recently at Lietkabelis in Lithuanian LKL league. In 46 games he recorded 6.0ppg, 1.7rpg and 3.3apg last season. He helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals. Janavicius also played 14 games in Eurocup where he averaged 3.7ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.4apg.
The previous (15-16) season Janavicius played at Lietuvos rytas (also in LKL). In 21 games he had 3.4ppg, 1.0rpg and 2.0apg. He contributed to his team winning the Cup. Janavicius also played 8 games in Eurocup where he got just 2.8ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.8apg.
Among other achievements Janavicius received Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL 3rd Team award back in 2014.
He has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. Janavicius has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2014 and previously for U19 National Team in 2007.
He represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 in Rhodos (Greece) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 11.2ppg, 4.9rpg, 3.4apg, Steals-5 (2.3spg), FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 31.0%, FT: 60.6%.
Janavicius has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Zalgiris, LSU-Atletas, Siauliai, Dzukija and Vytautas.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kolossos H Hotels keep Georgalis for another season - by Eurobasket News

Kolossos H Hotels (A1) re-signed experienced 34-year old former international forward Giannis Georgalis (198-83). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 29 A1 games he averaged 3.7ppg and 2.6rpg last season.
Georgalis' team made it to the Greek Cup final in 2015.
He was a member of Greek international program for some years. Georgalis was called to Greek Senior National Team back in 2005 and previously for U20 National Team in 2002.
He has spent his entire career in Greece playing for three other teams: Panionios, Apollon Patras and Panellinios.

Kolossos H Hotels roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Stavros Schizas

Forwards:
Giannis Georgalis
Giannis Athanasoulas

Center:
Marvin Jones

Coach: Aris Likogiannis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Pentelis ink Giorgos Dalis - by Eurobasket News

AE Pentelis agreed terms with 30-year old guard Giorgos Dalis (192-87). He played last season at Koropi in the B.
Dalis has played previously for five other teams: HANTH, Apollon Kalamarias, Goumenissa, Anagennisi and Asvestochoriou.

AE Pentelis roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dimitrios Apostolopoulos
Giorgos Dalis
Bigos
Dimitris Maloukos

Forwards:
Dimitrios Mantzios
Andreas Portelanos
Petros Niforas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kevin Dillard (ex Maccabi Ashdod) is a newcomer at PAOK Thessaloniki - by Eurobasket News

PAOK Thessaloniki (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old American point guard Kevin Dillard (183-83kg-89, college: Dayton). He played last season at Maccabi Ashdod in Israeli Winner League. Dillard managed to play in four leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 13 Winner League games he recorded 8.1ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.6apg. He also played that season for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL where in 9 games he averaged impressive 18.1ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.8apg and 1.6spg. The other team Dillard played that season for was Pinar Karsiyaka in Turkish BSL. In 9 games he had 12.0ppg, 2.2rpg, 4.9apg and 1.0spg. He also played 7 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 7.6ppg, 3.3rpg, 4.7apg and 1.4spg.
Dillard 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 he was voted NABC Division I All-District 4 2nd Team back in 2012 and 2013 at his college time.
Dillard is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America) in six different countries. Dillard has played previously professionally in Belgium (Antwerp Giants), France (Pau Lacq Orthez and Cholet Basket), Germany (EnBW Ludwigsburg), Italy (Novipiu Casale), Latvia (VEF Riga) and Greece (Apollon Patras).
He attended University of Dayton until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

PAOK Thessaloniki roster for 2017-2018:

Thodoris Zaras
Apollonas Tsochlas
Kevin Dillard
Giannis Giannaras
Emmanouil Plakogiannakis
Rafail Papaioannou
Dimitris Karamanolis

Coach: Ilias Papatheodorou

By Eurobasket Data Center

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CB Canarias add Allen to their roster - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (Liga Endesa) added to their roster 24-year old Hungarian ex-international forward Rosco Allen (207-98kg-93, college: Stanford, agency: Pensack Sports) from Obradoiro. In 23 Liga Endesa games in Spain he recorded 10.7ppg and 3.8rpg last season.
Allen has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won NIT championship title in 2015. Allen was also voted All-Pac-12 1st Team in 2016 at his college time.
Allen represented Hungary at the European Championships U20 Division B in Pitesti (Romania) four years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 8 games: 14.5ppg, 9.1rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 49.0%, 3PT: 10.0%, FT: 50.0%.
Allen graduated from Stanford University in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hottur lands Taylor Stafford - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted Hottur Egilsstadir (Dominos League) landed 23-year old American guard Taylor Stafford (185-82kg-94). He just graduated from W.Washington (NCAA2). In 26 games he averaged impressive 24.3ppg, 5.0rpg, 3.2apg and 1.7spg last season. Stafford helped them to win GNAC Tournament and end the regular season at the top position. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded All-GNAC Player of the Year, All-GNAC All-Tournament MVP and All-GNAC Newcomer of the Year.
As mentioned above Stafford is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
He received All-ACCAC Player of the Year award back in 2014 at his college time.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ireland U20 Men's team announced ahead of European Championships (B) - by Patrick Maher


Ireland U20 Men's team announced ahead of European Championships


The Ireland Under 20 Men's team Head Coach, Dave Baker, has today announced his final 12 for the team ahead of the FIBA Under 20 Men's European Championship Division B.
The Ireland squad will travel to Romania for their European Championships, and will play in Group D alongside Moldova, Portugal, Kosovo, Croatia and Hungary, with the first game tipping in on July 14th.

The selected players are:
Aidan Dunne (Commercial.ie Eanna)
Conor Ryan (Blue Demons)
Daniel Heaney (St Vincent's)
Dylan Corkery (Ballincollig BC)
Eoin Rockall (Maree)
Marcus Black Philips (KUBS)
Matt Treacy (Tolka Rovers)
Owen Connolly (Fr Mathews)
Robert Sullivan (St Vincent's)
Ryan Leonard (Garvey's Tralee Warriors)
Sean Gilmore (Colby College)
Tariq Guebaili (St Vincent's)

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Ireland Under 18 Men's 3x3 team announced

The team who will represent Ireland at the FIBA U18 Men's 3x3 Europe Cup qualifier this summer has been announced today.
Head Coach, Jason Killeen, made the announcement ahead of the squad's trip to the qualifiers in Riga, Latvia on August 5th and 6th.
Speaking about the announcement, Coach Killeen said: '2017 has been an exciting summer for Irish 3x3 basketball, and the U18 Europe Cup qualifier gives Irish players another opportunity to showcase their talent. 3x3 is a different game from the traditional 5 on 5 and the players have all been working hard in order to make the adjustment. We are looking forward to the challenge and competing against some of the best teams in Europe."

The selected players are:
Darragh O'Sullivan, Colaiste Choilm Cork, Neptune BC
David Murray, Presentation Brothers College Cork, Neptune BC,
Kris Arcilla, Colaiste Phadraig Dublin, Templeogue BC
James Beckom, Lido di Roma

You can find out more about the tournament here: http://www.fiba.com/europe/3x3u18/2017/latvia/about-the-event

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Ireland U15 Men to play five-game series in Luxembourg

The Ireland Under 15 men's team will travel to Luxembourg this weekend to play a five-game international friendly series against the hosts.
The squad, who have been training and working hard under Head Coach Mike Lynch, will get some good tests against Luxembourg and they are looking forward to it.
Speaking ahead of the weekend, Coach Lynch stated: "The recent International training camp has been very beneficial to the players and management team to help us refocus on our development programme. The players have settled well back into training and are excited about their up and coming fixtures in Luxembourg. We have worked hard on the fundamentals and conditioning with the players, and look forward to the opportunity of playing these games at this stage in the programme."

Ireland Under 15 Men's fixtures:
Saturday, July 8th
Ireland 1 v Luxemburg U16, 15.30
Ireland 2 v Luxembourg U15, 17.30

Sunday, July 9th
Ireland 1 v Luxembourg U15, 15.30
Ireland 2 v Luxembourg U16, 17.30

Monday, July 10th
Ireland v Luxembourg U15, 18.30

From : www.basketballireland.ie



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Kevin Dillard (ex Maccabi Ashdod) is a newcomer at PAOK Thessaloniki - by Eurobasket News

PAOK Thessaloniki (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old American point guard Kevin Dillard (183-83kg-89, college: Dayton). He played last season at Maccabi Ashdod in Israeli Winner League. Dillard managed to play in four leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 13 Winner League games he recorded 8.1ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.6apg. He also played that season for New Zealand Breakers in Australian NBL where in 9 games he averaged impressive 18.1ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.8apg and 1.6spg. The other team Dillard played that season for was Pinar Karsiyaka in Turkish BSL. In 9 games he had 12.0ppg, 2.2rpg, 4.9apg and 1.0spg. He also played 7 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 7.6ppg, 3.3rpg, 4.7apg and 1.4spg.
Dillard 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 he was voted NABC Division I All-District 4 2nd Team back in 2012 and 2013 at his college time.
Dillard is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America) in six different countries. Dillard has played previously professionally in Belgium (Antwerp Giants), France (Pau Lacq Orthez and Cholet Basket), Germany (EnBW Ludwigsburg), Italy (Novipiu Casale), Latvia (VEF Riga) and Greece (Apollon Patras).
He attended University of Dayton until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

PAOK Thessaloniki roster for 2017-2018:

Thodoris Zaras
Apollonas Tsochlas
Kevin Dillard
Giannis Giannaras
Emmanouil Plakogiannakis
Rafail Papaioannou
Dimitris Karamanolis

Coach: Ilias Papatheodorou

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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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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Ismael Romero (ex Bayamon) signs at Hap.Haifa - by Nir Luna

Hapoel Haifa (National League) landed 26-year old Cuban center Ismael Romero (203-100kg-91, agency: Paris Global Sports). He played in the summer at Vaqueros de Bayamon in Puerto Rican BSN league. In 28 games he averaged 14.5ppg, 9.0rpg, 1.1apg and 1.2spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Puerto Rican BSN All-Star Game. Romero also played that season for Atleticos (also in BSN) where in 11 games he had 11.3ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Puerto Rican BSN All-Star Game.
Two years ago Romero was drafted by Grand Rapids Drive (D-League) in fourth round (63rd overall).
He has played previously professionally in Mexico (Panteras) and Cuba (Villa Clara and Villa Clara).
Let's have closer look into Romero's outlook: A power forward with an NBA body and the quickness, jumping ability and strength to play in the NBA. This young man will be heard of after playing one year of International basketball. Former member of the Cuban National Team. 2014 University of Turabo, Puerto Rico scored 20 ppg 15 rpg and led team to undefeated championship title.

Hapoel Haifa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Misgav Niv
Ofek Avital

Forward:
Ophir Huber

Center:
Ismael Romero

Coach: Sharon Avrahami

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Lucas Woodhouse soon Italian citizen - by Igor Obradovic

The process that started some month ago has come to a happy end: Lucas Woodhouse (190-G, agency: Interperformances) will soon have his Italian citizenship, and his wish to play for Italian NT may someday come true.
Lucas played last two seasons at Stony Brook (NCAA) and was a top 5 in assist/turnover ratio (5.4 as.s/1.7 Turnover). He is a premier PG with high IQ for the game and big size for the position at 191 cm. He hits over 46% from 2 and over 45% from 3 in both junior and senior season. Lucas Woodhouse is ready to run top European teams for the next decade.

Courtesy of Giacinto Materazzo, Interperformances



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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cassino keeps Petrucci for another season - by Eurobasket News

BPC Virtus TSB Cassino (Serie B) re-signed 28-year old guard Niccolo Petrucci (193-89). He played there last season. In 18 Serie B games he averaged 13.3ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.7apg. Petrucci also played that season for Eurobasket Roma (Serie A) where in 19 games he had just 2.6ppg.
He has played previously for eight other teams: Germani Basket Brescia, Scafati, Roseto, Airola, Bassano, Legnano, Barese and Scafati Cesarano.
Petrucci's game is described as: A complete skilled PG, who is one of the most promising Italian players at his age.

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Gergati re-signs at Mantova - by Eurobasket News

Stings Mantova (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 33-year old point guard Lorenzo Gergati (188-84kg-84). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 32 Serie A2 games he had 5.9ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.5apg last season.
Gergati won Italian LNP Gold championship title in 2015.
He was a member of Italian U18 National Team back in 2002.
Gergati has spent his entire career in Italy playing for eight other teams: Openjobmetis VA, Pavia Basket, Vigevano, Germani Basket Brescia, Angelico Biella, Lumezzane, Varese Robur and Fiat Torino.
Gergati could be described: A very promising SG at junior level who is making the transition to PG to play pro ball; needs to improve his shooting from outside and his court vision;.

Stings Mantova roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lorenzo Gergati
Matteo Montano
Luca Vencato
Marco Timperi
Jared Brownridge

Forward:
Valerio Cucci

Center:
Francesco Candussi

Coach: Davide Lamma

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Forli Tigers ink Matteo Battisti - by Eurobasket News

ASD Tigers Basket 2014 Forli (Serie B) agreed terms with 24-year old point guard Matteo Battisti (176-68kg-93, agency: Octagon Europe). He has played for the last two seasons at Termoforgia Aurora Jesi in the Serie A2. In 25 games he had 3.4ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.2apg last season. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Battisti helped them to make it to the Lega Due Cup final in 2012.
He has played previously for Senigallia.

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Teramo inks Giacomo Cicognani - by Eurobasket News

Basket Teramo 2015 (Serie B) signed 25-year old power forward Giacomo Cicognani (205-105kg-92, agency: Players Group) from Forli Tigers. In 30 Serie B games he had 8.7ppg and 4.3rpg last season.
Cicognani ended the previous (2015-16) season at Palestrina (Serie A2) where in 14 games he recorded 7.4ppg and 3.9rpg. Cicognani helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. But the most of that year he spent at Orasi Ravenna (Serie A). But in 15 games he averaged just 1.0ppg and 1.1rpg.
Cicognani's team won Italian Nazionale B Cup in 2013.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 3.8ppg, 1.8rpg.
Cicognani could be described: An explosive player, with great leaping ability and quickness. Shoots well from outside and this is why he prefers to avoid the battle inside. Has yet a great upside, however, for both 4 and 5 spots.

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Mantova tabs Daniele Constanzelli - by Eurobasket News

Stings Mantova (Serie A2) inked Daniele Constanzelli from Fortituto Kontatto Bologna. But in 8 Serie A2 games he did not score anything, 2 steals and 2 blocks.
Constanzelli helped his team to make it to the Serie A2 Semifinals in 2017.

Stings Mantova roster for 2017-2018:

Lorenzo Gergati
Matteo Montano
Francesco Candussi
Valerio Cucci
Luca Vencato
Marco Timperi
Jared Brownridge
Daniele Constanzelli

Coach: Davide Lamma

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Afyon inks Jamelle Hagins, ex Umana VE - by Eurobasket News

Afyonkarahisar Belediye (TBL) signed 27-year old American forward Jamelle Hagins (206-108kg-90, college: Delaware). He played last season at Umana Reyer Venezia in Italian Serie A. In 24 games he had 7.1ppg and 3.7rpg. Hagins helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Hagins also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 7.6ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.1apg. He contributed to his team making it to the Basketball Champions League Final Four.
The previous (15-16) season Hagins played at Aris in Greek A1. In 28 games he averaged 9.5ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.2bpg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Honorable Mention. Hagins also played 16 games in Eurocup where he got 10.0ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.0bpg.
Hagins has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
He was voted All-CAA Defensive Player of the Year back in 2013 at his college time.
Hagins has played also professionally in France (Chorale de Roanne), Greece (Kolossos H Hotels) and NBA G League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers).
He attended University of Delaware until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Afyonkarahisar Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Altan Erol

Forwards:
Talat_Alp Altunbey
Jamelle Hagins

Center:
Cevher Ozer

Coach: Hasan Ozmeric

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Andrea Maggiotto joins Porto S.Elpidio - by Eurobasket News

Malloni Basket Porto S.Elpidio (Serie B) agreed terms with 29-year old guard Andrea Maggiotto (194-88, agency: Octagon Europe) from Pallacanestro Senigallia. In 30 Serie B games he had very impressive stats: 19.2ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.3apg and 1.6spg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Maggiotto played at Meridien Monsummano where in 28 Serie B games he recorded 11.8ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.7apg and 1.8spg.
Maggiotto's team won Italian Nazionale B Group B Regular Season in 2012.
He has played previously for five other teams: Bondi Ferrara, Falconara, Bisceglie, Pisaurum 2000 Bk Club Pesaro and Fiat Torino.

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Iardella re-signs at Piombino - by Eurobasket News

Basket Golfo Piombino (Serie B) confirmed in their roster 29-year old forward Alessio Iardella (193-88, agency: Players Group). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 28 Serie B games he had 10.0ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.5apg and 1.4spg last season.
Iardella has played previously for four other teams: Castelfiorentino, Napoli Basket, Fabriano and Livorno DBosco.

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Pescara signs Mathias Drigo - by Eurobasket News

Amatori Pescara (Serie B) signed 28-year old forward Mathias Drigo (202-89, agency: Interperformances) from Palestrina. In 39 Serie B games he had 12.6ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.3apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Drigo played at Ambrosia Lions Bisceglie where in 27 Serie B games he recorded 12.6ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.2apg.
His team was regular season runner-up in Italian Serie B Group D in 2015.
Drigo was a member of Italian U18 National Team back in 2006.
He has played previously for five other teams: Lighthouse Conad Trapani, Rovereto, Montevarchi, Agrigento and Pallacanestro Alto Sebino Volpino.
Drigo could be described: A promising forward, who shoots very well out from screens and from long distance. Needs to bulk up to suffer less the contact inside.

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Piombino keeps Bianchi for another season - by Eurobasket News

Basket Golfo Piombino (Serie B) re-signed 23-year old swingman Camillo Bianchi (194-94). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 28 Serie B games he averaged 9.3ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.1apg and 1.2spg last season.
Bianchi represented Italy at the European Championships U18 in Lithuania five years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 2.4ppg, 1.9rpg.
Bianchi has played previously for two other teams: Mens Sana 1871 Siena and Siena Costone.

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Recanati welcomes back Gurini - by Eurobasket News

Ambalt Recanati (Serie B) tabbed 23-year old swingman Andrea Gurini (194-94, agency: Octagon Europe). It is actually his comeback to Recanati as he has played here before. Gurini played most recently at Basket 2000 Reggio Emilia in the Serie B. In 14 games he averaged 3.6ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.1apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Gurini played at Tigers Basket Meldola (Serie C).

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Giulianova keeps Sacripante for another season - by Eurobasket News

Etomilu Giulianova (Serie B) re-signed 29-year old point guard Giuseppe Sacripante (183-88). He has played there for the last six seasons. In 32 Serie B games he averaged 3.3ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.1apg last season.
Sacripante has played previously for Civitanova.

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Thomas Scrubb (ex Giessen 46ers) could join Scandone Avellino - by Eurobasket News

Scandone Avellino (Serie A) is close to sign 26-year old Canadian international forward Thomas Scrubb (198-91kg-91) who played last time at Giessen 46ers in Germany. He has a double citizenship as he also holds British passport. In 18 BBL games he recorded 11.8ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.7apg and 1.8spg (in top 3) last season.
The previous (15-16) season Scrubb played at Joensuun_Kataja in Finnish Korisliiga where in 40 games he averaged 14.1ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.9apg and 1.3spg. He helped them to win the regular season. Great year indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team. Scrubb also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 12.3ppg, 8.1rpg, 2.2apg and 1.3spg.
Scrubb represented Canada at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
He has played also professionally in Canada (Ravens).

Scandone Avellino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ariel Filloy
Jason Rich
Bruno Fitipaldo

Forward:
Andrea Zerini

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Luca Fontecchio is a newcomer at Piacenza - by Eurobasket News

UCC Assigeco Piacenza (Serie A2) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old power forward Luca Fontecchio (202-91, agency: Players Group). He played last season at Forli Tigers in the Serie B. In 32 games he recorded 13.7ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season Fontecchio played at Benedetto XIV Cento (also in Serie B) where in 37 games he averaged 9.5ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to make it to the group final.
Fontecchio represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Bilbao (Spain) six years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 4 games: 1.0ppg.
Fontecchio has played previously for six other teams: Omegna, Francavilla, Fiat Torino, GSA Amici Pallacanestro Udine, Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria and Bologna.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A forward with great legs, fantastinc in the open court. Also, has strong hands and grabs lots of rebounds. Can defend well and spends time both inside shoulders-to-teh basket and outside, but needs to improve his outside shot.

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San Miniato adds Chiriatti to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Etrusca Basket San Miniato (Serie B) added to their roster 24-year old forward Andrea Chiriatti (198-93) from Ambrosia Lions Bisceglie. In 37 Serie B games he recorded 7.7ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.1spg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
Chiriatti played in the final of Italian DNB Group D in 2014.
He has played previously for two other teams: Barletta and Mola.

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Forli Tigers keep Villani for another season - by Eurobasket News

ASD Tigers Basket 2014 Forli (Serie B) re-signed experienced 35-year old swingman Christian Villani (200-82, agency: Octagon Europe). He played there last season. In 26 Serie B games he recorded 10.4ppg, 4.1rpg and 2.2apg.
The previous (15-16) season Villani played at PMS Moncalieri/San Mauro where in three Serie B games he averaged 13.0ppg, 4.0rpg and 3.0apg. He also spent pre-season at CUS Torino that year. The other team Villani played that season for was Napoli Basket. In 24 Serie B games he had 12.5ppg, 4.2rpg and 3.0apg.
His team made it to the Italian A dilettanti Cup Final Four in 2011.
Villani has spent his entire career in Italy playing for eight other teams: Unieuro Forli, Enel Brindisi, Latina Basket, Ceglie, Ruvo, Omegna, Lugo and Potenza.
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Forli Tigers.
Villani's game is described as: A completely skilled perimetral player, who started his career at the point, and has, thanks to this, great ball handling and passing skills. Knows how to score from different positions, can spend time in all the spots, from 2 to 4.

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Unieuro Forli keeps Bonacini for another season - by Eurobasket News

Unieuro 2.015 Forli (Serie A2) re-signed 27-year old guard Davide Bonacini (190-90, agency: Octagon Europe). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 36 Serie A2 games he recorded 6.1ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.5apg last season.
Bonacini's team won Italian Serie B Cup in 2016.
He represented Italy at the Albert Schweitzer International Tournament in Mannheim (Unofficial World Championships U18) nine years ago.
Bonacini has played previously for five other teams: Latina Basket, Betaland Cdo, Fidenza, Ruvo and Ostuni.
His game is described as: A promising PG who loves the up-tempo game. Needs to learn to run a team in a passing game way.

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Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria lands Lorenzo Benvenuti - by Eurobasket News

Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria (Serie A2) landed 22-year old power forward Lorenzo Benvenuti (206-98kg-95, agency: Players Group) from FCM Ferentino. In 28 Serie A2 games he averaged 5.1ppg and 2.8rpg last season.
Benvenuti was selected to Italian SerieA2 All-Star Game in 2016.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U16 in Czech Republic six years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 8.1ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.1spg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 62.5%, FT: 62.5%.
Benvenuti has played previously for three other teams: Libertas Liburnia, Jesi and Livorno DBosco.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: Can play in both 4 and 5 positions as well ans he's a very good offensive player. Gives his best in the low post, but has a good mid-range shooting accuracy too. Defensively, he knows how to take advantage from his athleticism.

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Brad Greenberg starts with Kosova national team - by Dren Shporta

American coach Brad Greenberg (agency: Three Eye Sports ) has started preparations with Kosovo national team for pre-qualifications to the China 2019 World Cup.

Brad Greenberg (agency: Three Eye Sports ) is first international coach of Kosova senior national team, since taking this duty after Arben Krasniqi i's reign during qualifications for Eurobasket 2017.

The experienced coach called 17 players actually to training's which are taking part at Prishtina and Gjakova.

Kosova is in Group C at pre-qualifications for World Cup, with FYR Macedonia and Estonia group rivals.



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  LATVIA  


Coach Arturs Stalbergs (ex N.Novgorod) agreed terms with Lietkabelis - by Eurobasket News

Panevezys Lietkabelis (LKL) will be led by 33-year old Latvian coach Arturs Stalbergs (agency: BeoBasket). He has coached for the last three years at N.Novgorod in Russian VTB league.
Stalbergs' team made it to the VTB United League Semifinals in 2015.
He has been coaching Latvian Senior National Team between 2012 and 2017, and coached also U20 National Team between 2013 and 2014.
Stalbergs has coached previously professionally in Ukraine (Mykolaiv) and Latvia (Liepaja/Triobet and Liepajas Lauvas-2).

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  LITHUANIA  


Coach Arturs Stalbergs (ex N.Novgorod) agreed terms with Lietkabelis - by Eurobasket News

Panevezys Lietkabelis (LKL) will be led by 33-year old Latvian coach Arturs Stalbergs (agency: BeoBasket). He has coached for the last three years at N.Novgorod in Russian VTB league.
Stalbergs' team made it to the VTB United League Semifinals in 2015.
He has been coaching Latvian Senior National Team between 2012 and 2017, and coached also U20 National Team between 2013 and 2014.
Stalbergs has coached previously professionally in Ukraine (Mykolaiv) and Latvia (Liepaja/Triobet and Liepajas Lauvas-2).

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Demir IBB tabs Evaldas Kairys - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket (BSL) inked 27-year old Lithuanian international power forward Evaldas Kairys (207-105kg-90). He has played for the last two years at Muratbey Usak Sportlif Basketbol in the BSL. Kairys managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 8 BSL games he averaged 7.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.3spg and 1.1bpg. He also played 1 game in FIBA Europe Cup where he had just 2 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist. His team made it to the quarterfinals. And finally Kairys contributed to 9 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 7.0ppg and 2.3rpg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Lithuanian Cup final in 2013. Kairys received also Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Defensive Player of the Year award in 2015.
He has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. Kairys played for Lithuanian senior team this year and previously for U18 National Team back in 2008.
He represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 3.9ppg, 1.6rpg.
Kairys has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like MRU Vilnius and P.Zvaigzdes.
His game is described as: Forward with a perfect body to dominate under the basket. Mobile, dynamic, strong, exceptionally athletic forward with long body. Evaldas dominates under the basket in offense when gets the ball handily. Has to improve his back to the basket skills, post moves. Has a good shot, but rarely uses that at mid-range game. Good defender, shot-blocker and rebounder.

Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Bracey Wright
Vojdan Stojanovski
Erving Walker
Merthan Mutlu

Forwards:
Vlad Moldoveanu
Burak Selen

Center:
Evaldas Kairys

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Janavicius comes back to Braunschweig, ex Lietkabelis - by Eurobasket News

Basketball Loewen Braunschweig (BBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old Lithuanian international guard Zygimantas Janavicius (192-81kg-89, agency: Interperformances). It is actually his comeback to Braunschweig as he has played here before. Janavicius played most recently at Lietkabelis in Lithuanian LKL league. In 46 games he recorded 6.0ppg, 1.7rpg and 3.3apg last season. He helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals. Janavicius also played 14 games in Eurocup where he averaged 3.7ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.4apg.
The previous (15-16) season Janavicius played at Lietuvos rytas (also in LKL). In 21 games he had 3.4ppg, 1.0rpg and 2.0apg. He contributed to his team winning the Cup. Janavicius also played 8 games in Eurocup where he got just 2.8ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.8apg.
Among other achievements Janavicius received Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL 3rd Team award back in 2014.
He has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. Janavicius has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2014 and previously for U19 National Team in 2007.
He represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 in Rhodos (Greece) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 11.2ppg, 4.9rpg, 3.4apg, Steals-5 (2.3spg), FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 31.0%, FT: 60.6%.
Janavicius has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Zalgiris, LSU-Atletas, Siauliai, Dzukija and Vytautas.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cepukaitis comes back to Lietkabelis - by Eurobasket News

Panevezys Lietkabelis (LKL) added to their roster 28-year old power forward Vaidas Cepukaitis (207-97kg-89, agency: Interperformances). It is actually his comeback to Panevezys as he has played here before. Cepukaitis played last season at Juventus in the LKL. In 36 games he recorded 12.3ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.8apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Honorable Mention. Cepukaitis also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 9.7ppg, 5.7rpg (#4 in the league), 1.7apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Cepukaitis' team made it to the Baltic League Semifinals in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League (Challenge Cup) Center of the Year back in 2011.
Cepukaitis represented Lithuania at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
He has played previously for five other teams: Zalgiris, LSU-Atletas, Vytautas, Zalgiris II Kaunas and P.Zvaigzdes.
On Cepukaitis: A promising player, who has yet good shooting skills and plays enough well inside to grab lots of rebounds. Great upside, needs to beef up to compete at senior level.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  MEXICO  

CIBACOPA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Travis FRANKLIN
  Guasave
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Franklin, Guasave25.5 
 2. Forte, Los Mochis25.4 
 3. Yeager, Guasave25.1 
 4. Rice-Jr, Obregon24.5 
 5. Crawford, Culiacan21.6 
 6. Glover, Obregon21.6 
 7. Samarco, Durango21.3 
 8. Spurlock, Hermosillo21.2 
 9. Ledbetter, Mazat.20.9 
 10. Tucker, Mazatlan20.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cameron FORTE
  Los Mochis
  (201-F-93)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Forte, Los Mochis12.2 
 2. Glover, Obregon10.3 
 3. Ammons, Navolato10.2 
 4. Gibson, Tijuana9.2 
 5. Wilson, Hermosillo9.0 
 6. West, Guaymas8.9 
 7. Puckett, Culiacan8.8 
 8. White, Mazatlan8.7 
 9. Little, Hermosillo8.6 
 10. Rice-Jr, Obregon8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Jordon CRAWFORD
  Durango
  (168-PG-)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Crawford, Durango5.9 
 2. Rice-Jr, Obregon5.8 
 3. Monreal, Hermosillo5.6 
 4. Ledbetter, Mazat.5.6 
 5. Mitchell, Navolato5.5 
 6. Murphy, Los Mochis5.4 
 7. Capers, Obregon5.3 
 8. Yeager, Guasave5.1 
 9. Howard, Mazatlan5.0 
 10. Perez, Hermosillo5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jeff LEDBETTER
  Mazat.
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Ledbetter, Mazat.3.1 
 2. Early, Los Mochis2.3 
 3. Rice-Jr, Obregon2.3 
 4. Capers, Obregon2.0 
 5. Murphy, Los Mochis1.8 
 6. Crawford, Durango1.6 
 7. Henry, Hermosillo1.5 
 8. Monreal, Hermosillo1.4 
 9. Reyes, Guaymas1.4 
 10. Casillas, Mazatlan1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Guaymas
  (200-F-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Heyward, Guaymas2.0 
 2. West, Guaymas1.4 
 3. Ammons, Navolato1.2 
 4. Pittman, Guasave1.2 
 5. Keller, Guasave1.1 
 6. Lathan, Tijuana1.0 
 7. Maxwell, Culiacan1.0 
 8. White, Mazatlan0.9 
 9. Gibson, Tijuana0.9 
 10. Puckett, Culiacan0.9 


CIBACOPA Round 4 of Finals. Obregon celebrate third victory - by Eurobasket News

Obregon - Hermosillo 125-118

Obregon outgunned Hermosillo to take 3-1 lead in the championship series. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Halcones de Ciudad Obregon made 28-of-35 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. 29 personal fouls committed by Rayos de Hermosillo helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The game was dominated by American players. Swingman Glen Rice-Jr (198-91, college: Georgia Tech) fired a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 13 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. Forward Landon Atterberry (198-93, college: LIU Brooklyn, agency: Aspire Sports) chipped in a double-double by scoring 28 points and 11 rebounds. Forward Emmanuel Little (196-85, college: N.Dakota) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) and guard Anthlon Bell (190-93, college: Arkansas) added 36 points (!!!) respectively for lost side. Four Halcones de Ciudad Obregon and five Rayos de Hermosillo players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Obregon: G.Rice Jr. 34+13reb+9ast, L.Atterberry 28+11reb+2ast, J.Hutchingson 20+1reb, M.Glover 19+10reb, K.Capers 8+3reb+8ast, R.Delgado 7+6reb
Hermosillo: A.Bell 36, E.Little 21+14reb+4ast, S.Monreal 19+6reb+6ast, M.Henry 17+3reb, J.Wilson 13+8reb+6ast, J.Camacho 12+9reb+1ast
gschID: 548661





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Uros Lukovic (ex Partizan NIS) is a newcomer at Mornar Bar - by Eurobasket News

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

KK Mornar Basket Bar roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Marko Calic
Strahinja Micovic

Centers:
Uros Lukovic
Radoje Vujosevic
Vukota Pavic

Coach: Mihailo Pavicevic

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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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  NBA  


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



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

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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
.

Miami Heat roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Zak Irvin

Forwards:
James Johnson
Sebastian Saiz
Bam Adebayo

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Lewis inks at Milwaukee Bucks at the beginning of his pro career - by Eurobasket News

Milwaukee Bucks added to their roster 22-year old point guard JeQuan Lewis (185-82kg-95). Lewis just graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 35 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.5apg and 1.7spg last season. Lewis helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to All-Atlantic 10 1st Team, NABC All-District 4 1st Team and Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
As mentioned above Lewis is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
His college team won Atlantic 10 Tournament in 2015.

Milwaukee Bucks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tony Snell
Bronson Koenig
JeQuan Lewis

Forward:
D.J. Wilson

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The Magic tabs Shelvin Mack - by Eurobasket News

Orlando Magic inked 27-year old guard Shelvin Mack (190-94kg-90, college: Butler). He played most recently at Utah Jazz. In 64 NBA games he averaged 7.6ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.7apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Mack played at the Hawks where in 24 NBA games he had 3.9ppg and 1.6apg.
In 2011 he was drafted by Washington Wizards in second round (34th overall). The former Butler University staris in his seventh season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements his team made it to the NBA Semifinals in 2015. Mack was selected to D-League All-Star Game back in 2013.
He represented USA at the World Championships U19 in New Zealand eight years ago. Mack's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 9 games: 5.9ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 35.2%, 3PT: 48.1%, FT: 22.2%.
Mack has played previously for two other teams: Phi.76ers and Maine Red Claws.
His game is described as: (by Aran Smith for NBADraft.net in 2011)
Instant offense type of shooter/scorer at the lead guard position Very composed. Always on balance, never seems to rush things. Good pace to his game. Plays smart, values the basketball Aggressive scorer with a crafty offensive game. Really knows how to create shots and has a strong one on one game. Good shot selection. Solid athlete though nothing extraordinary. Lacks tremendous leaping ability Lacks great blow by speed off the dribble
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Raymond Felton is a newcomer at the Thunder - by Eurobasket News

Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 33-year old point guard Raymond Felton (185-93kg-84, college: N.Carolina) from LA Clippers. In 87 NBA games he recorded 6.6ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.3apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Felton played at the Mavericks where in 85 NBA games he averaged 9.9ppg, 3.3rpg and 3.6apg.
In 2005 he was drafted by Charlotte Bobcats as #5 pick overall. The former University of North Carolina staris in his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.
He won NBA Atlantic Division championship title in 2013.
Felton has spent his entire career in NBA playing for four other teams: Denver Nuggets, Portland Trail Blazers, New York Knicks and Charlotte Hornets.

Oklahoma City Thunder roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Raymond Felton
Paul George

Forwards:
Patrick Patterson
Rashawn Thomas

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Warriors reportedly bring back Zaza Pachulia on one-year deal - by Eurobasket News

While the Golden State Warriors have made some additions this offseason like Nick Young (6'7''-G/F-85, college: USC) and Omri Casspi (6'9''-SF-88), they've also been able to bring back key pieces from last year's NBA title team. They've already struck deals with Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston, and now USA Today's Sam Amick reports that the Warriors have also agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract with center Zaza Pachulia (6'11''-C-84). After bouncing around the league for 14 seasons, Pachulia found a home last year in Golden State filling in for the departed Andrew Bogut (7'0''-C-84, college: Utah) as the team's starting center. The 33-year-old averaged 6.1 points and 5.9 rebounds last season, while adding physicality on the defensive end.
Pachulia will likely slot right back in as the starting center for the Warriors as they begin their quest for a third NBA title in four years.
Courtesy of: cbssports.com



The Cavaliers ink Jeff Green - by Eurobasket News

Cleveland Cavaliers signed 31-year old forward Jeff Green (206-107kg-86, college: Georgetown) from Orlando Magic. In 69 NBA games he had 9.2ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.2apg last season.
Green ended the previous (2015-16) season at the Clippers where in 33 NBA games he recorded 10.7ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.3apg. But the most of that year he spent at the Grizzlies. In 75 NBA games he averaged 11.9ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.8apg.
In 2007 Green was drafted by Boston Celtics as #5 pick overall. The former Georgetown University staris in his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Green was selected to NBA All-Star Game All-Sophmore Team back in 2009.
He has played previously for Oklahoma City Thunder.
Green could be described: (by Matthew Maurer for NBADraft.net in 2007)
Versatile player whos all around ability creates mismatches for opposing teams. Above average passer with great court vision to recognize open teammates. Very good ball handler for his size. Defensively Green does a excellent job defending players on the perimeter. With his size and length he is capable of guarding a multitude of positions on the floor.
Struggles to consistently create for himself off the dribble where his moves remain undeveloped. Has a tendency to force passes that arent there leading to turnovers
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The Knicks waive Plumlee - by Eurobasket News

New York Knicks waived 25-year old center Marshall Plumlee (213-118kg-92, college: Duke). Plumlee played there last season. In 20 NBA games he had just 2.0ppg and 2.6rpg. He also played that season for another team Knicks where in 15 games he recorded 12.3ppg, 9.1rpg and 1.3bpg.
Plumlee has never been drafted by the NBA.
He won NCAA championship title in 2015.
Plumlee represented USA at the Albert Schweitzer International Tournament in Mannheim (Unofficial World Championships U18) seven years ago.
He graduated from Duke University in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

New York Knicks roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Canyon Barry

Forwards:
Jamel Artis
Nigel Hayes

Center:
Luke Kornet

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Celtics To Trade Avery Bradley To Pistons - by Eurobasket News

The Celtics and Pistons are finalizing a trade that will send Avery Bradley (6'2''-PG-90, college: Texas) to Detroit, league sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, Boston will also send out a 2019 second-round pick and will receive Marcus Morris (6'9''-F-89, college: Kansas) in the swap. Because Morris' $5MM salary for 2017/18 is about $3.8MM lower than Bradley's figure, the move will allow the Celtics to create the cap room necessary to finalize their maximum salary deal with Gordon Hayward. Boston had reportedly been shopping Bradley, Jae Crowder, and Marcus Smart in an effort to clear enough space for Hayward's new contract. With Bradley on the move, Crowder and Smart are poised to stay put, at least for now. In addition to creating some cap space, the trade will add a power forward to a Celtics rotation that is in need of bigs. So far this offseason, the Celtics have waived Tyler Zeller and lost Amir Johnson and Kelly Olynyk in free agency, creating some frontcourt concerns for a team that already lacked reliable rim protection and rebounding. Morris isn't an elite rebounder, but the 6'9 forward has the ability to guard bigger players. During his two seasons in Detroit, Morris missed just five regular season games, making 159 starts for the Pistons. He averaged 14.1 PPG, 4.8 RPG, and 2.3 APG, with a shooting line of .426/.345/.763. As for the Pistons' side of the swap, the team had entered the offseason with a need for some backcourt depth and has now added Bradley and Langston Galloway. With Detroit's payroll on the rise and its backcourt filling up, it will be interesting to see whether the team remains committed to retaining Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. By exceeding the taxpayer mid-level exception to sign Galloway, the Pistons created a hard cap of $125.266MM, significantly limiting their ability to match a big offer sheet for KCP unless they can shed a contract or two. Team salary is currently in about the $109MM range. For what it's worth, ESPN's Brian Windhorst suggests the club's talks with Caldwell-Pope haven't progressed, and speculates that the team may make him unrestricted or decline to match an offer sheet. Bradley, 26, enjoyed his best season in 2016/17 on a per-game basis, averaging new career bests in PPG (16.3), RPG (6.1), APG (2.2), and a handful of other categories. He also provided excellent perimeter defense and shot .463/.390/.731. Although Bradley is a very solid pickup for the Pistons, he'll be an unrestricted free agent a year from now, which is perhaps one reason the Celtics ended up moving him - Crowder remains under contract for three years, while Smart is a restricted free agent next summer and Morris has two years left on his deal, so the team retains some control on all three of those players. Wojnarowski suggests that the Pistons may be aggressive in pursuing a new deal for Bradley, who is extension-eligible, but the team's cap situation limits its ability to give him a major raise before next summer. Before agreeing to a trade with the Pistons, the Celtics reportedly talked to the Jazz about a sign-and-trade involving Crowder and to the Knicks about a deal that would have included Smart. Wojnarowski adds that the Lakers and Clippers were 'prominent in [Bradley] talks until the end.' As an aside, it's worth noting that the NBA's new Collective Bargaining Agreement was put to good use in this deal. Under the new CBA, over-the-cap teams are permitted to take back 175% of their outgoing salary, plus $100K, instead of 150% plus $100K (up to a $5MM difference in salaries). In the old system, Detroit would only have been able to take back up to $7.6MM for Morris, but the new CBA allows the team to squeeze in Bradley's $8.809MM salary.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



Muscala re-signs at the Hawks - by Eurobasket News

Atlanta Hawks confirmed in their roster 26-year old power forward Mike Muscala (211-106kg-91, college: Bucknell). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 76 NBA games he had 5.9ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.3apg last season.
In 2013 Muscala was drafted by Dallas Mavericks in second round (44th overall). The former Bucknell University standoutis in his fifth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Muscala was voted All-Patriot League Player of the Year and All-Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year back in 2013 at his college time.
Muscala has played previously professionally in Spain (Blusens Monbus) and NBA G League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
He could be described: Lean, athletic big man. offensively, can score from anywhere on the floor ... good finisher inside with both hands and has worked hard on his back-to-the basket post moves ... has an excellent outside shooting touch, with range extending out to the 3-point arc ... very nimble for a 6'11" athlete and can also put the ball on the floor ... excellent passing skills.

Atlanta Hawks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Josh Magette
Bryce Cotton

Forwards:
Tyler Cavanaugh
John Collins

Center:
Mike Muscala

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The Pacers tab Bojan Bogdanovic - by Eurobasket News

Indiana Pacers inked 28-year old Croatian international small forward Bojan Bogdanovic (203-89) from Washington Wizards. In 39 NBA games in USA he averaged 11.4ppg and 3.5rpg last season. He helped them to win the Southeast Division title. Bogdanovic also played for the Nets where in 55 NBA games he had 14.2ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.7apg.
In 2011 he was drafted by Miami Heat in second round (31st overall).
Among other achievements Bogdanovic received Eurobasket.com All-Olympic Games 2nd Team award in 2016.
He has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. Bogdanovic has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2009.
He represented Croatia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: Score-1 (24.8ppg), 4.2rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 57.1%, 3PT: 43.8%, FT: 77.3%.
Bogdanovic is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bosnia (HKK Zrinjski HT Mostar), Spain (Real Madrid, UCAM Murcia and Real Madrid II), Turkey (Fenerbahce) and Croatia (Cibona).
Bogdanovic's game is described as: (by Davide Bortoluzzi for NBADraft.net in 2011)
Bojan Bogdanovic is a versatile player who can score in lots of different ways. He has a good combination of height and body frame that should allow him to compete with NBA small forwards physically ... He can attack the rim effectively with his quick first step, which allows him to beat his immediate defender quite easily
.

Indiana Pacers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Darren Collison
Victor Oladipo
Edmond Sumner

Forwards:
Bojan Bogdanovic
Ben Moore

Center:
Domantas Sabonis

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The Grizzlies ink Tyreke Evans - by Eurobasket News

Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) agreed terms with 28-year old point guard Tyreke Evans (198-100kg-89, college: Memphis) from Sacramento Kings. In 14 NBA games he had 11.6ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.4apg last season. Evans also played for the Pelicans where in 26 NBA games he recorded 9.5ppg, 3.3rpg and 3.5apg.
In 2009 he was drafted by the Kings as #4 pick overall. Evans attended University of Memphis and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his college team won C-USA Tournament in 2009. Evans was also voted All-NBA Rookie of the Year back in 2010.
He is a very experienced player.
Evans could be described: (by Borko Popic for NBADraft.net in 2009)
An extremely smooth and talented guard He has an incredible wingspan, with a very strong and mature body Has proven that he is able to play as a lead guard, but his natural position seems to be as an SG. Loves playing at a fast pace, where he doesn't have to worry about play calls but can rather create on the fly Puts constant pressure on the opposing team with his aggressive style.
A bit of a tweener at this point, does not have the blazing speed or quickness to play as a PG full time, and lacks the vertical explosiveness possessed by the wing players
.

Memphis Grizzlies roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tyreke Evans
Ben McLemore
Kobi Simmons

Forward:
Wayne Selden

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Parlez de Nous edge Switchn' Clips, the Play-offs are set - by Eurobasket News

Parlez de Nous edge Switchn' Clips 91-67 in the last game of the regular season. Parlez de Nous won the first half 50-31 and then added a 41-36 win in the second. Jaelin Bailey (6'2''-G/F) top-scored for the winners with 26 points, while Jonathan Maxwell (6'3''-F) notched 23. CJ Hill (6'1''-G, college: Louisburg JC) answered with high 39 points and Mirko Smolovic (6'3''-F) delivered 13.
Mohawk meanwhile overcame L1 74-65. Andrew Cicuttini (6'7''-PF) collected 21 points and 12 boards to lead the pace. Roger Scott (6'7''-F) replied with 21 points and 15 rebounds in a loss.



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November start is official! - by Eurobasket News

The National Basketball League of Canada proudly announces that the 2017-18 regular season will start on November 18, 2017 and will run until April 2, 2018 as previously announced. After two years of starting the season on Boxing Day, the board of directors decided after their June meeting to move the campaign back to start on or around November 18, 2017. The good weather in the spring being too much of a competitor for the fans attention was cited as one of the reasons. The point came back up for discussion at the board level and the topic was up for re-consideration. NBLC fans were outspoken on the matter and the board of directors listened. "The overwhelming response from our fans for an earlier start date was incredible" said NBL Canada president, Vito Frijia . "As a board, we heard them loud and clear and responded in a manner that was respectful to the wishes of our fans by having our season start in November." The decision will expand the regular season by two weeks which in turn will slightly increase the salary cap as well. Playoffs will immediately follow afterwards and the same playoff schedule will be followed:
- Round 1 - Best of 5 Games
- Conference Finals - Best of 7 Games
- Championship Series - Best of 7 Games
Note: Only the top (4) teams in each conference will make the playoffs, increasing the intensity and importance of the regular season.
Courtesy of: nblcanada.ca



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Kent State lands intriguing transfer - by Eurobasket News

A source close to the Kent State men's basketball program confirmed late Friday night that Kain Harris (6'4''-G-97) has committed to join the Golden Flashes. Harris, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound shooting guard from Chicago, played the past two seasons at Tulane. He played 33 games last season for the Green Wave, averaging 9.1 points and 1.7 rebounds in 18.4 minutes per contest. Harris shot 38 percent from the field and 34.4 percent from 3-point range, ranking second on the team with 42 made 3s. Harris requested and was granted a transfer from Tulane last March after the Green Wave finished 6-25 under head coach Mike Dunleavy Sr. Harris was the eighth-ranked prospect in the state of Illinois after averaging 16.2 points, five rebounds and four assists as a senior for St. Rita of Cascia High School. He played the previous two seasons at Morgan Park High School, helping the team earn back-to-back state championships. Harris drew interest from Creighton, Illinois and Michigan State before choosing Tulane, and was a member of former Green Wave head coach Ed Conroy's final recruiting class before he was fired after the 2015-16 season. Harris averaged 18 points in Tulane's first five American Athletic Conference games last season, but his role was reduced as the season progressed. He averaged just 4.7 points over the Green Wave's final 13 contests. Harris will be forced to sit out the upcoming season per NCAA transfer rules, but will have two years of eligibility remaining at Kent State beginning in 2018-19.
Courtesy of: recordpub.com



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Mitchell Newton selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of New Zealanders who are currently playing abroad.

Mitchell Newton
Mitchell Newton
   #1. This week's number one is former international forward Mitchell Newton (200-95, currently plays in Australia). Newton could not help Bandits (8-10) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the fifth-placed Bandits (8-10) were crushed 110-83 on the road by the lower-ranked (#7) Sabres in the SEABL-East group. Newton scored 19 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 40 minutes on the court. It was Bandits' fourth consecutive loss in a row. Newton has relatively good stats this year: 14.1ppg, 6.1rpg, 2FGP: 53.3%, 3FGP: 42.4% and FT: 84.2% in 18 games he played so far. He played for the New Zealand senior national team two years ago.

   #2. Second place goes to former international power forward Dennis Tawhiti (198-90, currently plays in Australia). Tawhiti was not able to help Eagles (4-12) in their last game on Friday. Despite his very good performance his team were defeated 81-69 in Perth by the much lower-ranked Stirling Senators (#7) in the SBL group. Tawhiti was the top scorer with 16 points. He also added 7 rebounds. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This season Tawhiti averages: 8.2ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 47.7%, 3FGP: 28.6% and FT: 70.5%. He played for the New Zealand national team in 2013.

Leon Henry
Leon Henry
   #3. The New Zealand player who performed third best last week abroad was former international forward Leon Henry (200-85, college: S.Idaho JC, currently plays in Australia). Henry was not able to secure a victory for Ballarat Miners (11-6) in their game against Mount Gambier Pioneers (14-2) in the Australian State League (second division). He scored 8 points, had 10 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 28 minutes. Ballarat Miners (#2) were crushed 100-75 in Mt Gambier by the leading Mount Gambier Pioneers in the SEABL-East group. They ended the series of three consecutive victories. This year Henry's overall stats are: 8.5ppg, 7.5rpg, 3.5apg, 2FGP: 53.8%, 3FGP: 16.7% in two games. He played for the New Zealand national team five years ago.

James Paringatai
James Paringatai
   #4. Forward James Paringatai (201-86, currently plays in Australia) managed to help Geraldton Buccaneers in a victory against the 11th-ranked Eagles (7-15) crushing them 111-77 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. Paringatai scored only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 11 minutes. Geraldton Buccaneers (17-3) are placed second in SBL group. It was his team's ninth consecutive victory in a row. This year Paringatai's total stats are: 3.9ppg and 2.6rpg in 18 games. He used to play for the New Zealand national team back in 2013.

Zane Meehl
Zane Meehl
   #5. Former University international guard Zane Meehl (188-86, college: Mid-Continent, currently plays in Australia) contributed to a Sunshine CR's victory against the leader Brisbane Spartans (11-0) 89-82 in the Australian State League (second division) last Friday. Meehl scored 9 points. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group QBL. Sunshine Coast Rip (8-1) is placed third. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Meehl has averaged so far 8.1ppg and 1.6rpg. He has a dual citizenship: New Zealand and Australian. Meehl used to play for the New Zealand university national team ten years ago.

Tohi Smith-Milner
Tohi Smith-Milner
   #6. Power forward Tohi Smith-Milner (206-95, college: Polk State CC, currently plays in Australia) couldn't help Frankston Blues (5-13) in their game against Tigers (4-11) in the Australian State League (second division). Smith-Milner scored only 4 points. Frankston Blues (#7) were badly defeated 85-69 in Melbourne by the higher-ranked Tigers (#5) in the SEABL-South group. Smith-Milner has averaged so far 7.4ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.6apg. He is a former international player as he played for the New Zealand senior team three years ago.

The list of other players, who all have New Zealand passport but never been selected to any of New Zealand national teams:

   #1. Zac Carter (203-F/G-89, currently plays in Australia) was the major contributor in a Brisbane Capitals' victory against the seventh-ranked Ipswich Force (5-6) crushing them 110-88 in the Australian State League (second division) in Friday night's game. He scored 22 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 30 minutes. Brisbane Capitals (8-1) are placed second in QBL group. Carter has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.6ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.9apg in seven games he played so far. Carter has a dual citizenship: New Zealand and Australian.

   #2. Zeke Meehl (181-G-88, currently plays in Australia) led Sunshine CR to a victory over the 14th-ranked Toowoomba Mountaineers (0-11) 108-99 in the Australian State League (second division) last Saturday. He was MVP of the game. Meehl scored 27 points (!!!). Sunshine Coast Rip (8-1) is placed third in QBL group. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Meehl has relatively good stats this season: 12.1ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.0apg. He is another player who holds two passports: New Zealand and Australian.

   #3. Thomas Giles (180-G-88, currently plays in Australia) managed to help Norths Soul Sports Bears to win against the ninth-ranked Hawks (1-12) crushing them 86-55 in the Australian State League (second division) on Saturday night. Giles scored only 4 points. Norths Soul Sports Bears (9-2) are placed second in WARATAH group. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Giles' first season with the team. His total stats this year are: 2.0ppg and 1.1rpg.

   #4. Zeb Lovell (197-G/F-93, currently plays in Australia). He could not help Eastern Mavericks (11-3) to beat Sturt Sabres (8-6). Lovell scored 9 points and added 3 passes in 17 minutes. But Eastern Mavericks were crushed 102-74 on the road by the lower-ranked (#6) Sturt Sabres in the Premier League. It was Eastern Mavericks' first loss after eleven consecutive victories. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. It's Lovell's first season with the team. He has averaged so far 6.5ppg and 1.4apg in 11 games.



World Cup hopes end for Junior Tall Blacks - by Eurobasket News

The Junior Tall Blacks have paid for a slow start in losing 72-65 to Germany, ending their hopes of success at the under-19 basketball World Cup. The defeat means New Zealand drop to classification games in their maiden appearance at the FIBA tournament, and left coach Daryl Cartwright and his team struggling to contain their disappointment. "It is really gutting, I was kind of lost for words a little in the changing room, you could see it on the guys, their heads were down and they were hurting bad," Cartwright said. "We struggled to deal with their length and athleticism early and got rattled. "Our care with the basketball wasn't good enough, their length saw them getting deflections on passes and we were over-penetrating and forced into bad shots." Trailing by 17 points late in the first quarter, New Zealand spent most of the game gradually whittling down the margin. They closed to within three points with two minutes remaining but couldn't seal the result, with key shots not dropping over the closing plays. Forwards Tai Wynyard (208-C/F-98) and Taane Samuel (200-F-99) both scored 14 points while impressive centre Sam Waardeburg tallied 11 points and a game-high 12 rebounds, helping New Zealand dominate that facet of the game. However, the Germans were quicker and far more accurate, shooting with a 51.22 per cent success rate to New Zealand's 36.54 per cent. New Zealand's first opponents in the ninth to 16th classification split will be Mali on Friday. Their only pool win came against South Korea, followed by losses to France and Argentina.
Courtesy of: nzcity.co.nz



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Banco Atlantida takes 6-0 record on top of LMB - by Eurobasket News

Banco Atlantida took 6-0 record on top of LMB. In the latest game they overcame Gruppo Atlantida 64-58. Icevic meanwhile did not leave any chances for Titan Panteras as they posted an 81-36 win. Icevic is second with a 5-1 record, while Titan Panteras dropped at 1-5 record. Unitec is winless so far with a 0-6 record.


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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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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.).

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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

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Grzegorz Malewski signs at KK Warszawa - by Greg

1Liga newcomer KK Warszawa landed 33-year old power forward Grzegorz Malewski (200-84) from Legia W-wa. He has played there for the last three years. In 34 1Liga games he averaged 4.4ppg and 1.9rpg last season. Malewski helped them to win the 1Liga title.

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Legia W-wa keeps Linowski for another season - by Greg

Newly promoted Legia Warszawa (PLK) re-signed 30-year old power forward Adam Linowski (201-87, agency: Promotex). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 40 1Liga games he recorded 9.1ppg and 5.1rpg last season. Linowski helped them to win the 1Liga title. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Polish 1Liga Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Polish 1Liga Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2014.
Linowski has played previously for four other teams: Znicz Basket, AZS Politechnika Warszawska, AZS Radex, Polfarmex.

Legia Warszawa roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Piotr Robak

Forward:
Grzegorz Kukielka

Centers:
Mateusz Jarmakowicz
Adam Linowski

Coach: Piotr Bakun

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PORTUGAL  


Stefan Djukic joins Vitoria SC/Costa Guerreiro Lda. - by Eurobasket News

Vitoria SC/Costa Guerreiro Lda. (LPB) agreed terms with 28-year old Portuguese international forward Stefan Djukic (202-89) from CAB Madeira. In 33 LPB games he had 9.8ppg and 6.2rpg last season.
Djukic's team made it to the Portuguese final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Lusitania where in 30 LPB games he recorded 10.1ppg, 7.6rpg and 1.4apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
He is a dual citizen owning also Serbian passport.
He has been a member of Portuguese international program for some years. Djukic has been regularly called to Portuguese senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2009.
He has played also professionally in United Kingdom (Worcester Wolves), Portugal (Ginasio, Oliveirense, Imortal DC and Sampaense) and Serbia (Viva Basket, Crnokosa and BC Partizan NiS Beograd U19 team).
Djukic is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas.
On Djukic: good jumping ability, good entry, attractive dunks, and forests, and equally well to keep players in all positions.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Monteiro is back at FC Porto - by Eurobasket News

FC Porto (LPB) signed 28-year old naturalized Angolan forward Antonio Monteiro (204-96kg-89). It is actually his comeback to FC Porto_Ferpinta as he has played here before. Monteiro played last season at Lusitania (LPB). In 31 games he had 14.8ppg, 9.5rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg. A very impressive season as he was named to Portuguese LPB All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season Monteiro played at FC Porto_Ferpinta where in 31 LPB games he recorded 4.0ppg and 2.6rpg. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. Monteiro also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged just 2.0ppg and 2.0rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Monteiro was voted Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese Proliga Newcomer of the Year in 2015.
He represented Portugal at the Lusofonia Games in Goa (India) three years ago. Monteiro's team won Silver.
He has played on three different continents (Europe, Africa and of course North America). Monteiro has played previously professionally in Portugal (Benfica and Penafiel) and Angola (Libolo).

FC Porto roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pedro Pinto
Pedro Bastos
Ferran Ventura

Forwards:
Miguel Miranda
Miguel Queiroz
Antonio Monteiro

Center:
Sasa Borovnjak

Coach: Moncho Lopez

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PUERTO RICO  

Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Devin EBANKS
  San German
  (206-F-89)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Ebanks, San German20.5 
 2. Wilkins, Guayama20.3 
 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. Mitchell, Mayaguez16.5 
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, Fajardo8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Carlos ARROYO
  Fajardo
  (188-PG-79)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Arroyo, Fajardo7.4 
 2. Browne, San German7.4 
 3. Abreu, Aguada6.3 
 4. Fitch, Quebradillas5.8 
 5. Smith, Quebradillas5.5 
 6. Soto, Bayamon5.4 
 7. Guzman, Isabela5.2 
 8. Duran, Mayaguez4.7 
 9. Clarke, Arecibo4.5 
 10. Torres, Ponce4.4 
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. Behanan, Arecibo1.4 
 5. Abreu, Aguada1.4 
 6. Browne, San German1.3 
 7. Clarke, Arecibo1.3 
 8. Harris, Ponce1.2 
 9. Fitch, Quebradillas1.2 
 10. Romero, Bayamon1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Fajardo
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. James, Fajardo2.6 
 2. Penn, Guayama2.1 
 3. Diaz, Quebradillas1.9 
 4. Jefferson, Arecibo1.3 
 5. Orozco, Isabela1.1 
 6. Lalanne, Arecibo1.1 
 7. Akindele, Bayamon1.1 
 8. Franklin, San G.1.0 
 9. Gaston, Aguada0.9 
 10. Hernandez, Quebradi.0.9 


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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  ROMANIA  


Romanian University National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Romanian University National Team 2017
#s#
Tudor Gheorghe
Gheorghe
Wilhelm Brosser
Brosser
Sebastian Ionescu
Ionescu
Mirel Dragoste
Dragoste
Dragos Gheorghe
Gheorghe
#e#5
Tudor Gheorghe 184-PG-97 UBT Cluj Napoca Romania
Wilhelm Brosser 198-SF-96 UBT Cluj Napoca Romania
Sebastian Ionescu 185-PG-97 Dinamo B. Romania
Mirel Dragoste 184-PG-95 CSU Sibiu Romania
Dragos Gheorghe 201-F-96 CSU Sibiu Romania
Andrei Iliescu 186-G-97 Steaua CSM Romania
Andrei Damian 196-SG-94 Braila Romania
Andrei Petica 192-F-93 Phoenix Galati Romania
Victor Petrache 190-G-97 Steaua CSM Romania
Radu Virna 190-G-97 Dinamo B. Romania
Georgian Paun 203-C-94 BC Timisoara Romania
Mihnea Andrei 200-PF-97 Stiinta B. Romania
Cezar Baragau 200-F-93 Stiinta B. Romania
Dumitru Potcoava 197-PF-96 Dinamo B. Romania
Mario Lazar 201-PF-94 UBT Cluj Napoca Romania

Florin Nini Head Coach Phoenix Galati Romania
Cenean Razvan Assistant UBT Cluj Romania



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  RUSSIA  


Nicolas Laprovittola (ex Baskonia) joins Zenit - by Eurobasket News

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

Zenit Saint Petersburg roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Evgeny Voronov
Nicolas Laprovittola
Kyle Kuric

Forward:
Marko Simonovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lokomotiv signs Pavel Antipov - by Eurobasket News

Lokomotiv Kuban (VTB) signed 26-year old international forward Pavel Antipov (204-96kg-91). He played last season at Unics (VTB). In 28 Euroleague games he had 5.7ppg and 2.0rpg. Antipov also played 28 games in VTB United League where he recorded 5.9ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.0apg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Zenit. In 18 Eurocup games he averaged 7.9ppg and 3.7rpg. Antipov also played 38 games in VTB United League where he got 7.1ppg and 3.3rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Antipov's team made it to the Russian Cup final in 2011 and 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-World University Games Honorable Mention in 2015.
Antipov has been also a member of Russian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Russian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Antipov also represented Russia at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 8 games: 11.0ppg, 6.9rpg, FGP: 46.3%, 3PT: 48.0%, FT: 77.8%.
Antipov has played previously for six other teams: Spartak St.Petersburg, Krasnie Krilya, Samara 2nd team, BC Nizhny Novgorod, Unics Kazan 2nd team and COP Kondrashina-Belova St.Petersburg.

Lokomotiv Kuban roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chris Babb
Trevor Lacey

Forwards:
Pavel Antipov
Stanislav Ilnitskiy

Centers:
Frank Elegar
Brian Qvale

Coach: Sasa Obradovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  RWANDA  


Patriots plot to halt REG's treble hunt - by Eurobasket News

After a very unconvincing display in the just-concluded league season, former league champions Patriots are looking to make the ongoing playoffs title their consolation, according to the club assistant captain Olivier Kamirindi. Patriots were the best team in the league last season when they won their first league title and the Heroes' day title before making their debut at FIBA Africa Zone V club championship that was staged in Dar-e-Salaam, Tanzania. But they have stumbled this season following the emergence of Rwanda Energy Group (REG) Basketball Club. REG was created before the start of the just concluded season and made significant recruitments which included signing former Patriots captain Ali Kubwimana (PG-95), who was last season's Most Valuable Player (MVP), experienced maestro Kami Kabange from City Oilers of Uganda, Center player Bienvenue Ngandu (204-F/C) from Espoir on top of appointing former Espoir head coach Jean Bahufite. With such a strong roster, REG ended Patriots dominance and in their first ever season as a team, they have already won the league and the Genocide memorial titles and are seeking to complete a treble with the playoffs in which they will first have to see off Patriots. Both sides qualified for the best-of-five final series after defeating their respective opponents each with a 2-0 aggregate score. Patriots defeated IPRC-Kigali 87-79 and 74-69 while REG knocked out Espoir 63-60 and 87-76. However, Patriots, who managed to win only the pre-season title, are plotting to roll up their sleeves and give REG a run for their money. 'We are preparing for these finals in a very extensive way, we have decided that each and every one on the team considers the forthcoming finals as the new chapter and we want to reclaim our status,' said Kamirindi 'Playoffs is a big title, the five games are enough for us to bounce back, this is a good opportunity for us to qualify for next year's Zone V with the title,' he added. Both teams will be seeking their first ever playoffs title. The eventual winners qualify for FIBA Africa Zone V Club championships, along with the league champions and, if REG wins, Patriots will still participate in the annual event due to finishing second in the league.
Courtesy of: newtimes.co.rw



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Ndiasse Samb agreed terms with Pau Nord-Est - by Eurobasket News

Pau Orthez Nord-Est (NM2) inked 24-year old Senegalese center Ndiasse Samb (205-93). The last time (13-14) he played at Vannes in French NM3 league.
Samb has played previously for two other teams: JL Bourg and Boulazac Basket.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SERBIA  


Uros Lukovic (ex Partizan NIS) is a newcomer at Mornar Bar - by Eurobasket News

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

KK Mornar Basket Bar roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Marko Calic
Strahinja Micovic

Centers:
Uros Lukovic
Radoje Vujosevic
Vukota Pavic

Coach: Mihailo Pavicevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Turgut Atakol U20 tournament: Serbia Vs Turkey 83:81 - by Zoran Popovic

Serbian U20 National team win very interesting match against hosts Turkish National team 83:81 (20:27, 24:10, 20:22, 19:22). Turkish team better opened the match, but in the second quarter Serbian team makes break and finish first half with +7 points advantage. During the third and fourth period Serbian team controlled the result, but in the last 5 minutes of the match Turkish team decrease Serbian team advantage. After three points shoot scored by Jovanovic, Marinkovic and Kapetnovic Serbian team was close to victory. But in the last 10 seconds Turkish team have chance to score points for overtime or win, but finally Serbian team win this match. The most efficient players in Serbian team were Borisa Simanic (209-PF-98, agency: BeoBasket) with 15 scored points and Stefan Peno who add 13 points.


Stefan Djukic joins Vitoria SC/Costa Guerreiro Lda. - by Eurobasket News

Vitoria SC/Costa Guerreiro Lda. (LPB) agreed terms with 28-year old Portuguese international forward Stefan Djukic (202-89) from CAB Madeira. In 33 LPB games he had 9.8ppg and 6.2rpg last season.
Djukic's team made it to the Portuguese final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Lusitania where in 30 LPB games he recorded 10.1ppg, 7.6rpg and 1.4apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
He is a dual citizen owning also Serbian passport.
He has been a member of Portuguese international program for some years. Djukic has been regularly called to Portuguese senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2009.
He has played also professionally in United Kingdom (Worcester Wolves), Portugal (Ginasio, Oliveirense, Imortal DC and Sampaense) and Serbia (Viva Basket, Crnokosa and BC Partizan NiS Beograd U19 team).
Djukic is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas.
On Djukic: good jumping ability, good entry, attractive dunks, and forests, and equally well to keep players in all positions.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jankovic is back at Massagno, ex Metalac - by Luca Maffioli

5 STELLE SAM Basket Massagno (LNA) signed 23-year old Serbian center Milos Jankovic (206-94). It is actually his comeback to Massagno as he has played here before. Jankovic played last season at Metalac in Serbian KLS league. In 24 games he had 8.3ppg and 5.5rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Jankovic played at 5 STELLE SAM Basket Massagno where in 13 LNA games he recorded 10.4ppg, 9.5rpg, 2.1apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Jankovic was voted Eurobasket.com All-Serbian B League Honorable Mention back in 2012.
He represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 1.8ppg, 1.7rpg.
Jankovic has played previously professionally also in Bosnia (KK Varda Hidroelektrana Visegrad).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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CB Canarias add Allen to their roster - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (Liga Endesa) added to their roster 24-year old Hungarian ex-international forward Rosco Allen (207-98kg-93, college: Stanford, agency: Pensack Sports) from Obradoiro. In 23 Liga Endesa games in Spain he recorded 10.7ppg and 3.8rpg last season.
Allen has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won NIT championship title in 2015. Allen was also voted All-Pac-12 1st Team in 2016 at his college time.
Allen represented Hungary at the European Championships U20 Division B in Pitesti (Romania) four years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 8 games: 14.5ppg, 9.1rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 49.0%, 3PT: 10.0%, FT: 50.0%.
Allen graduated from Stanford University in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

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Astilleros re-signs at Valladolid - by Eurobasket News

Comercial Ulsa Ciudad de Valladolid (LEB Silver) confirmed in their roster 22-year old power forward Daniel Astilleros (196-95). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 40 LEB Silver games he had 6.0ppg and 4.7rpg last season. Astilleros helped them to win the LEB Silver Play-Off title (twice). He also played that season for Valladolid where in 40 LEB Silver games he recorded 6.0ppg and 4.7rpg.

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Camino re-signs at Villarrobledo - by Eurobasket News

Agricola Villarrobledo CBV (EBA) confirmed in their roster 22-year old shooting guard Adrian Camino (189-95). He played there last season. In 29 EBA games he recorded 8.0ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.9apg and 1.3spg.
The previous (15-16) season Camino played at Seguros Soliss Alcazar Basket where in 21 EBA games he averaged 4.0ppg. He helped them to win the EBA Final Stage 2 title (twice).
Camino has played previously for four other teams: Sevilla, Palencia_Baloncesto, Fontedoso Carrefour and Real Betis Energia Plus Sevilla 2nd team.

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Moron keeps Jimenez for another season - by Eurobasket News

Aceitunas Fragata Moron (LEB Silver) re-signed 21-year old forward Jose Jimenez (197-96). He played there last season. In 38 LEB Silver games he averaged 8.4ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.1apg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Jimenez spent at Fontedoso Carrefour where in 22 LEB Silver games he had 6.5ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.4apg and 1.0spg. He helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals. Jimenez also played that season for CB Coin Almoguera Abogados. In 6 LEB Silver games he recorded 7.7ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.7apg.
He represented Spain at the World Championships U19 in Heraklion (Greece) two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 3.2ppg, 1.0apg.
Jimenez has played previously for three other teams: Unicaja Malaga, Unicaja B Malaga and Clinicas Rincon.

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Manresa inks Nil Bria - by Eurobasket News

ICL Manresa (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 20-year old small forward Nil Bria (195-97) from MoraBanc Andorra. But in only one Liga Endesa game he did not score anything. Bria also played that season for Andorra (EBA) where in 25 games he had 14.1ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.2spg last season.
He has played previously for Olost.

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Pozas re-signs at Obradoiro - by Eurobasket News

Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro CAB (Liga Endesa) confirmed in their roster 25-year old point guard Jose Pozas (182-92). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 31 Liga Endesa games he had 3.3ppg and 2.2apg last season.
Pozas played in the final of Spanish LEB Silver Play-Off in 2013.
He represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 8.0ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.4apg, Steals-3 (2.2spg), FGP: 46.2%, 3PT: 38.5%, FT: 68.4%.
Pozas has played previously for three other teams: Blancos de Rueda, Unicaja B Malaga and Clinicas Rincon.

Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro CAB roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
David Navarro
Jose Pozas

Forward:
Martins Laksa

Center:
Artem Pustovyi

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Pierre Oriola could be added to FC Barcelona roster - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) is close to ink 25-year old power forward Pierre Oriola (206-92) who played last time at Valencia Basket. In 41 Liga Endesa games he recorded 7.6ppg and 3.2rpg last season. He helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). Oriola also played 23 games in Eurocup where he averaged 8.3ppg and 2.7rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Betis Energia Plus Sevilla. In 34 Liga Endesa games he had 8.5ppg and 3.5rpg.
Among other achievements Oriola received Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
He represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 3.3ppg, 3.5rpg.
Oriola has played previously for three other teams: Magia_Huesca, La ICL Manresa and Lleida_Basquet.

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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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  SWITZERLAND  


Jankovic is back at Massagno, ex Metalac - by Luca Maffioli

5 STELLE SAM Basket Massagno (LNA) signed 23-year old Serbian center Milos Jankovic (206-94). It is actually his comeback to Massagno as he has played here before. Jankovic played last season at Metalac in Serbian KLS league. In 24 games he had 8.3ppg and 5.5rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Jankovic played at 5 STELLE SAM Basket Massagno where in 13 LNA games he recorded 10.4ppg, 9.5rpg, 2.1apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Jankovic was voted Eurobasket.com All-Serbian B League Honorable Mention back in 2012.
He represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 1.8ppg, 1.7rpg.
Jankovic has played previously professionally also in Bosnia (KK Varda Hidroelektrana Visegrad).

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Massagno inks Justin Roberson - by Luca Maffioli

5 STELLE SAM Basket Massagno (LNA) signed 24-year old American point guard Justin Roberson (186-86kg-93, college: La-Monroe) from Fribourg Olympic. In 31 LNA games in Switzerland he had 11.5ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.0apg and 1.4spg last season. He helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final.
Roberson was voted All-Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year in 2016 at his college time.
Roberson graduated from University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2016 and it is his second season as a professional player.

5 STELLE SAM Basket Massagno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marco Magnani
Justin Roberson

Forward:
Daniel Andjelkovic

Center:
Milos Jankovic

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  TUNISIA  


Tunisian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Tunisian U20 National Team 2017
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Akram Ben Salah
Ben Salah
Haroun Mansour
Mansour
Oussama Marnaoui
Marnaoui
Mohamed Selmi
Selmi
#e#4
Fares El Echi C Africain Tunisia
Hassen Jandoubi
Akram Ben Salah 192-G-99
Mohamed Ben
Haroun Mansour 178-PG-98
Ahmed Addami 198-PF-97 JS Kairouan Tunisia
Oussama Marnaoui 193-G-99
Mohamed Selmi 214-C-98 First Love Christian USA
Skander Bhouri US Monastir Tunisia
Belhsan Chihi
Houssem Mhemli
Toumi Yessine Nanterre France




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  TURKEY  


Eskisehir Basket keeps Sonsirma for another season - by Eurobasket News

Eskisehir Basket (TBL) re-signed 25-year old guard Yunus Sonsirma (192-92). He played there last season. In 41 TBL games he averaged 11.7ppg, 3.9rpg and 4.4apg. Sonsirma helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com Turkish TBL All-Domestic Players Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Demir IBB (BSL). But in 28 games he had just 1.4ppg and 1.0rpg.
Sonsirma represented Turkey at the 3x3 Mixed World Championships in Greece five years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 3.0ppg, 1.6apg.
Sonsirma has played previously for two other teams: Pinar Karsiyaka and Darussafaka.

Eskisehir Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Caner Erdeniz
Berkay Candan
Yunus Sonsirma
Muhammed Senli
Mehmet Alemdaroglu
Dorukhan Engindeniz

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Afyon inks Jamelle Hagins, ex Umana VE - by Eurobasket News

Afyonkarahisar Belediye (TBL) signed 27-year old American forward Jamelle Hagins (206-108kg-90, college: Delaware). He played last season at Umana Reyer Venezia in Italian Serie A. In 24 games he had 7.1ppg and 3.7rpg. Hagins helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). Hagins also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 7.6ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.1apg. He contributed to his team making it to the Basketball Champions League Final Four.
The previous (15-16) season Hagins played at Aris in Greek A1. In 28 games he averaged 9.5ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.2bpg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Honorable Mention. Hagins also played 16 games in Eurocup where he got 10.0ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.0bpg.
Hagins has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
He was voted All-CAA Defensive Player of the Year back in 2013 at his college time.
Hagins has played also professionally in France (Chorale de Roanne), Greece (Kolossos H Hotels) and NBA G League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers).
He attended University of Delaware until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Afyonkarahisar Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Altan Erol

Forwards:
Talat_Alp Altunbey
Jamelle Hagins

Center:
Cevher Ozer

Coach: Hasan Ozmeric

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Istanbul BBSK welcomes back Buckner - by Eurobasket News

Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi (BSL) tabbed 27-year old American power forward Eric Buckner (208-90, college: Georgia State, agency: David Lee Services). It is actually his comeback to Istanbul BBSK as he has played here before. Buckner played most recently at Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket in Turkish BSL league. He managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 14 BSL games he averaged 8.1ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.0bpg. Buckner also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 10.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.0spg and 1.0bpg. The other team Buckner played that season for was Aris in Greek A1. In 10 games he recorded 6.2ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.2bpg. He also played 9 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 7.1ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.3bpg.
Buckner has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
He has played previously professionally also in China (Henan) and Turkey (Turk Telekom and Usak Sportlif).
Buckner attended Georgia State until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
He is described as: Combines scoring and rebounding with excellent shot blocking ability. .. Lacks bulk but runs the floor very well.

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Huseyin Akin Kandemir signs at Pertevniyal - by Eurobasket News

Pertevniyal Genclik Istanbul (TBL) landed 22-year old Huseyin Akin Kandemir (95) from Gelisim. In 27 TBL games he averaged 5.0ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.1apg last season.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Kandemir spent at Istanbulspor (TB2L) where in 26 games he had 8.3ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.0apg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Kandemir also spent pre-season at Istanbul DSI (TB2L) that year. In four games he recorded 5.3ppg and 1.3rpg.
Kandemir has played previously for two other teams: FMV Isik and Istanbul BBSK.

Pertevniyal Genclik Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Adem Oren
Reha Oz
Hamit Sezaver
Huseyin Akin Kandemir
Mehmet Ata Evren

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Gokhan Karabiyik joins Karesi Spor - by Eurobasket News

Karesi Spor agreed terms with 29-year old power forward Gokhan Karabiyik (207-88). He played last season at Socar Petkim in the TBL. In 39 games he had 7.4ppg and 2.0rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Karabiyik played at Denizli Basket (also in TBL) where in 33 games he recorded just 2.8ppg and 1.5rpg.
His team won Turkish Federation Cup in 2014.
Karabiyik represented Turkey at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His stats at that event were 2 games: 0pts, 2.0rpg.
Karabiyik has played previously for seven other teams: Tofas, Turk Telekom, Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye, Pi Koleji, Hacettepe, Istanbul BBSK and Pi Koleji.

Karesi Spor roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jerry Smith
Ismail Gulmez

Forwards:
Sahin Ekmen
Hazer Avci

Center:
Gokhan Karabiyik

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Melih Kapucu is a newcomer at Yalova Bld - by Eurobasket News

Yalova Group Belediye Spor (TBL) added to their roster 27-year old power forward Melih Kapucu (204-90) from Bursaspor. Kapucu has played there for the last three years. In 25 TBL games he recorded just 2.6ppg and 2.0rpg last season.
His team won Turkish TB2L Group B Regular Season in 2016.
Kapucu has played previously for four other teams: Canakkale, FMV Isik, Gelisim and Istanbul DSI.

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Mehmet Ozdogan agreed terms with Sakarya BSB - by Eurobasket News

Sakarya Buyuksehir Basketbol (TBL) inked 30-year old forward Mehmet Ozdogan (198-87) from Turk Telekom. In 38 TBL games he recorded 13.8ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.6apg and 1.2spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Ozdogan played at Denizli Basket where in 38 TBL games he averaged 9.5ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.5apg.
His team won Turkish TB2L Regular Season in 2015.
Ozdogan has played previously for six other teams: TED Kolejliler, Cukurova, Muratpasa, Balikesir, ASE Anadolu and Istanbul BBSK.

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Demir IBB tabs Evaldas Kairys - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket (BSL) inked 27-year old Lithuanian international power forward Evaldas Kairys (207-105kg-90). He has played for the last two years at Muratbey Usak Sportlif Basketbol in the BSL. Kairys managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 8 BSL games he averaged 7.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.3spg and 1.1bpg. He also played 1 game in FIBA Europe Cup where he had just 2 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist. His team made it to the quarterfinals. And finally Kairys contributed to 9 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 7.0ppg and 2.3rpg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Lithuanian Cup final in 2013. Kairys received also Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Defensive Player of the Year award in 2015.
He has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. Kairys played for Lithuanian senior team this year and previously for U18 National Team back in 2008.
He represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 3.9ppg, 1.6rpg.
Kairys has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like MRU Vilnius and P.Zvaigzdes.
His game is described as: Forward with a perfect body to dominate under the basket. Mobile, dynamic, strong, exceptionally athletic forward with long body. Evaldas dominates under the basket in offense when gets the ball handily. Has to improve his back to the basket skills, post moves. Has a good shot, but rarely uses that at mid-range game. Good defender, shot-blocker and rebounder.

Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Bracey Wright
Vojdan Stojanovski
Erving Walker
Merthan Mutlu

Forwards:
Vlad Moldoveanu
Burak Selen

Center:
Evaldas Kairys

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Richard Hendrix (ex Gran Canaria) agreed terms with Galatasaray - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (BSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old FYR Macedonian ex-international power forward Richard Hendrix (203-120kg-86, college: Alabama, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Hendrix played most recently at Gran Canaria in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 31 games he recorded 6.4ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg last season. He helped them to win the Supercup. Hendrix also played 15 games in Eurocup where he averaged 7.7ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.1apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Hendrix ended the previous (2015-16) season at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) in Israel. In 11 games he had 7.5ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.0apg and 1.2spg. Hendrix contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. But the most of that year he spent at Unicaja Malaga (also in Liga Endesa). In 17 games he got 8.1ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.1spg. Hendrix contributed in the Supercup final. He also played 16 games in Euroleague where he got 9.0ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.8apg.
In 2008 Hendrix was drafted by Golden State Warriors (NBA) in second round (49th overall). He attended University of Alabama and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Hendrix received Eurobasket.com Euroleague All-Imports Team award back in 2012 and 2014.
He also represented FYR Macedonia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 6.0ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 51.7%.
Hendrix is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy, Russia (Lokomotiv) and NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors and Northern Arizona Suns).

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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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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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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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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS  


Virgin Islanders in Vegas Summer League - by David Edole

John Collins (208-F-97, college: Wake Forest) and the Atlanta Hawks begin play in the NBA Summer League on Friday night. The Hawks will tip off against the Brooklyn Nets at 8 p.m. at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nev.
Collins was Atlanta's only first round draft pick this season and fans are sure to be excited to see how he will look in a Hawks uniform. Given his physical gifts and the impressive level of effort he demonstrates, he should be able to dominate in the same areas of play that he did at the collegiate level. Collins should be very strong on the boards and on offense in the post and as a pick and roll finisher. He could also generate a lot of offense as a rim runner and in transition.
Royce O'Neale (198-SF-93, college: Baylor)< and the New Orleans Pelicans begin NBA Summer League play on Friday July 7 with the league kick-off matchup against the Toronto Raptors, followed by games against the Atlanta Hawks on July 9 and the Brooklyn Nets on July 10 before beginning the single-elimination tournament. New Orleans' matchups against Toronto and Atlanta will be broadcast live on NBA TV, while their third game against Brooklyn will air on ESPNU. All teams are guaranteed to play a minimum of five games. Teams will be seeded following the preliminary round, with the top eight seeds receiving a first-round bye.
O'neale signed with Zalgiris Kaunas in June.



U17 Tryouts on Monday July 10th - by David Edole

GO TIME TEAM VIRGIN ISLANDS
The current silver medalist at the 2015 Centrobasket men's U17 is holding tryouts on Monday July 10th 10 am at Educational Complex. If you was born on Jan. 1st, 2000 and after with a strong belief you could help the Virgin Islands get by Dominican Republic, Panama and Jamaica, a space on the 12 man roster is for you. Make sure that to bring your passport and is in great basketball shape. You could be the next Nicolas Claxton (Georgia University), Jahmiah Simmons (North Texas), Stephaun Adams (Tenn Tech), Rashawn Fredericks (Motlow State), Jordan Murphy (Minnesota University), Craig Williams (Texas Christian U), Javier Martinez (UTM) and a host of others. Virgin Islands team will be headed to Dominican Republic from July 26-30th in hopes of picking up the elusive gold medal in Santo Domingo. Three spots are up for grabs and access to the 2018 FIBA Americas U18 next summer in St. Catharines, Canada (June 11-17).



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  UGANDA  


NBL Round 14: Pemba Warriors defeat Ndejje in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

An interesting game for Pemba Warriors (5-0) which hosted in Kampala 4th ranked Ndejje (4-3). Top-ranked Pemba Warriors had an easy win 72-53. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Ndejje. Pemba Warriors forced 28 Ndejje turnovers and outrebounded them 43-31 including 18 on the offensive glass. Forward Michael Buzangu (-82) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 9 rebounds. Forward Amisi Saidi (-87) contributed with 14 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Guard Innocent Ochera (-97) replied with 13 points for Ndejje. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Undefeated Pemba Warriors have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 5-0 record having just four point less than leader KIU Titans. Ndejje at the other side keeps the fourth place with three games lost. They share the position with UCU Canons and City Oilers. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

In the last game of round 14 UCU Canons beat JKL Dolphins on the road 69-58.
The most impressive performance of 14th round was 20 points by Joas Maheta of UCU Canons.

JKL Dolphins - UCU Canons 58-69

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when seventh ranked UCU Canons (4-3) beat on the road 6th ranked JKL Dolphins (3-3) 69-58 on Friday. UCU Canons forced 31 JKL Dolphins turnovers. Tanzanian guard Joas Maheta (186-89) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points. Tanzanian forward Fadhili Chuma (-95) contributed with 10 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four UCU Canons players scored in double figures. Center Francis Ogola (-91) replied with 8 points and 12 rebounds and the former international swingman Norman Blick (199-83) added 11 points in the effort for JKL Dolphins. JKL Dolphins' coach rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. UCU Canons moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Ndejje and City Oilers. Newly promoted JKL Dolphins dropped to the seventh position with three games lost. UCU Canons is looking forward to face Falcons (#11) in Kampala in the next round and are hoping to win another game. JKL Dolphins will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
UCU Canons: J.Maheta 20+3reb+2ast, S.Wundi 15+4reb+1ast, B.Namake 14+4reb+3ast, F.Chuma 10+9reb+2ast, W.Ater 6, K.Yahaya 3+1reb+2ast
JKL Dolphins: N.Blick 11+3reb+3ast, M.Libe 9+5reb, I.Ocakacon 8+3reb+1ast, F.Ogola 8+12reb+1ast, B.Okello 6+5reb, F.Odama 5+1reb+4ast
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Pemba Warriors - Ndejje 72-53

An interesting game for Pemba Warriors (5-0) which hosted in Kampala 4th ranked Ndejje (4-3). Top-ranked Pemba Warriors had an easy win 72-53. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Ndejje. Pemba Warriors forced 28 Ndejje turnovers and outrebounded them 43-31 including 18 on the offensive glass. Forward Michael Buzangu (-82) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 9 rebounds. Forward Amisi Saidi (-87) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Guard Innocent Ochera (-97) replied with 13 points and forward Derrick Katumba (194-93) added 11 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Ndejje. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Pemba Warriors have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 5-0 record having just four point less than leader KIU Titans. Ndejje at the other side keeps the fourth place with three games lost. They share the position with UCU Canons and City Oilers. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Pemba Warriors: M.Buzangu 22+9reb+1ast, A.Saidi 14+13reb+2ast, J.Etalu 10+2reb+1ast, S.Mugerwa 7+8reb, I.Kamya 6+1reb, C.Kizito 5+3reb+2ast
Ndejje: I.Ochera 13+3reb+3ast, D.Katumba 11+6reb+1ast, M.Deng 9+5reb+2ast, D.Okello 8+4reb+2ast, M.Otieno 4+2reb+1ast, M. Buluma 4+1reb
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  URUGUAY  


Capitol tabs Joe Efese, ex Gimnasia LP - by Eurobasket News

Capitol Montevideo (Metropolitan) inked American forward Joe Efese (198-107kg, college: Central Connecticut State). He played most recently at Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata in Argentinian TNA league. In 15 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 8.4rpg and 1.6bpg last season.
Efese's team made it to the NEC Tournament Semifinals in 2011.
He graduated from Central Connecticut State in 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE  


Report:Unics has been offered Gal Mekel and interested in Tyler Ennis - by Anton Levov

According to report from Kazan based newspaper this morning,the club has been offered the services of Israeli guard Gal Mekel (190-PG-88, college: Wichita St., agency: BeoBasket) of Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv. but the team has rejected to chance to sign him
The Israeli international is a familiar face in the VTB League as he played at BC Nizhny Novgorod in the 2014-2015 season.Mekel has been told he is surplus requirements at the Israeli club but holds a deal for next season.
Kazan has Joaquin Colom (188-PG-88, college: Forca Lleida, agency: Interperformances) at PG and new head coach Dimitris Priftis (agency: Octagon Europe ) has stated that he wants to keep the Spanish floor manager.
in other transfer news,the Greens are interested in Canadian guard Tyler Ennis (188-G-94, college: Syracuse).The guard is a free agent but is looking first to get a deal in the NBA,but Kazan are waiting for developments and ready to offer a lucrative deal



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  WORLD CUP U19  


USA, Canada, Italy and Spain advance into semifinal stage in Cairo - by Eurobasket News

Quaterfinals
Germany - USA 59-81
USA sealed their semifinal appearance in Egypt. They beat Germany to stay in the title hunt. Austin Wiley (211-F/C-99) recorded 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead the winners. USA led by just 2 points at halftime 33:31. USA however went on a strong 23:10 run in the third term to stretch the margin. USA dropped 25 points in the fourth frame to seal the win. Carsen Edwards (183-PG-98) tossed in 12 points in the victory. Ferdinand Zylka (190-SG-98, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 20 points for Germany.

France - Canada 67-73
Canada went on a strong 20:10 run in the second period and maintained the lead further on to tame France in the quarterfinal battle. Rowan Barrett Jr. (201-SF-00) provided 27 points to lead the North American side. Canada secured a 35:25 halftime lead. They sank 38 points in the second half to rally to the victory. Abu Kigab (201-F/G-98) delivered 17 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Killian Tillie (206-F-98) responded with 22 points and 17 rebounds for France.

Lithuania - Italy 68-73
Italy upset Lithuania to stay in the title race. Davide Denegri (183-SG-98, agency: Two Points) recorded 18 points to lead the Azzurri. Italy piled up a 31:25 halftime lead. They maintained the advantage throughout the third term. Italy entered the final quarter up by 12 points. Lithuania exploded with 28 points in the fourth stanza but could not avert the loss. Tommaso Oxilia (198-F-98, agency: Players Group) provided 16 points in the win. Tadas Sedekerskis (203-F/G-98) responded with 20 points, 12 boards and 5 assists for Lithuania.

Argentina - Spain 58-70
Spain outscored Argentina to advance into the semifinal stage in Cairo. Eric Vila (211-F-98) posted 24 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. Spain grabbed an 18:13 lead after ten minutes. Argentina pulled within 3 points at halftime 30:33. Spain however limited their Latin American counterparts to just 10 points in the third term to regain an 8-point advantage. They sank 22 points in the fourth frame to seal the win. Pol Molins (191-G/F-99) provided 14 points in the victory. Lautaro Lopez (188-PG-99) responded with 21 points and 8 boards for Argentina.





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Women News


Hussein-Dey Marines seal Cup title 2017 - by Eurobasket News

Hussein-Dey Marines sealed Algerian Cup 2017 to win their second consecutive title. They posted a 76-50 comfortable win against JF Kouba to defend their title. Hussein-Dey Marines dominated the whole game and reached 26 points difference at the end.
In 2016 Finals Hussein-Dey Marines overcame OC Alger 54-41. In 2015 Alger lost another Final game to GS Petroliers 55-73.



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  ARGENTINA  


Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian Superliga Awards 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian Superliga 1st Team 2017
Ana Suarez
Suarez
Melisa Gretter
Gretter
Ronni Williams
Williams
Ariel Edwards
Edwards
Gisela Vega
Vega

Finals MVP: Melisa Gretter (161-PG-93) of Union Florida
Player of the Year: Gisela Vega (188-C-82) of Mann Filter
Guard of the Year: Melisa Gretter (161-PG-93) of Union Florida
Forward of the Year: Ariel Edwards (190-F-92) of Obras Basket
Center of the Year: Gisela Vega (188-C-82) of Mann Filter
Defensive Player of the Year: Maria Royo (178-F-86) of Quimsa
Coach of the Year: Gregorio Martinez of Union Florida

1st Team
PG: Ana Suarez (170-PG-87) of Berazategui
PG: Melisa Gretter (161-PG-93) of Union Florida
F: Ronni Williams (183-F) of Union Florida
F: Ariel Edwards (190-F-92) of Obras Basket
C: Gisela Vega (188-C-82) of Mann Filter

2nd Team
G: Macarena Durso (169-G-91) of Berazategui
G/F: Irene Gari (185-G/F-94) of Hindu
F: Andrea Boquete (183-F-90) of Estrella Berisso
F/C: Agostina Burani (184-F/C-91) of Lanus
F/C: Ornella Santana (183-F/C-90) of Estrella Berisso

3rd Team
: Isabella Sangali of Rocamora
: Lyndra Weaver of Berazategui
G/F: Marta Tudanca (182-G/F-90) of Union Florida
F: Florencia Llorente (180-F-94) of Lanus
C: Jovana Mandic (193-C-92) of Chemnitz

Honorable Mention
Maria Royo (178-F-86) of Quimsa
Sofia Castillo (175-G-88) of Obras Basket
Paula Reggiardo (183-F-84) of Obras Basket
Celia Fiorotto (184-C-92) of Berazategui
Agustina Leiva (180-C-96) of Berazategui
Itziar German (184-F/C-86) of Quimsa
Ashley Ezeh (185-C) of Olimpico LB
Natacha Perez (179-G/F-91) of Lanus
Diana Cabrera (184-C-93) of Union Florida
Sandra Pavon (175-PG-85) of Velez S.
Liliana Tamburlini (PG-81) of Rocamora



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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  BULGARIA  


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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  CANADA  


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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  COSTA RICA  


Costa Rican National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Costa Rican National Team 2017
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Silvia Betancourt
Betancourt
Mariane Villalobos
Villalobos
Michelle Mayorga
Mayorga
Rebeca Retana
Retana
Monica Malavassi
Malavassi
#e#5
Silvia Betancourt 170-SG Goicoechea Costa Rica
Mariane Villalobos
Michelle Mayorga 175-C-93 UCR Costa Rica
Rebeca Retana 173-SF-97
Monica Malavassi Coronado Costa Rica
Sofia Navarro Coronado Costa Rica
Beatriz Alfaro
Paula Reyna
Daniela Mora Santa Maria Ecuador
Maria Mora
Daniela Quesada 167-SG-97
Paula Mora 169-SF-97
Alina Pacheco
Fernanda Castillo 164-C-00 Palmares Costa Rica




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  DENMARK  


Lemvig signs rookie Lisa Murphy - by Greg

Former member of the Carnegie Mellon University women?s basketball team, Lisa Murphy, will travel to Lemvig, Denmark later this summer to play professionally for Lemvig VB (Dameligaen). Murphy recently completed one of the most impressive careers in NCAA Division III history, earning First Team All American honors the past two seasons. Her long list of honors included being named the Great Lakes Player of the Year by D3Hoops.com and the 2017 Jostens Trophy Winner.
When asked about the signing, Murphy commented, ?I am very grateful to continue to play the sport I love with Lemvig Basket. I can?t wait to be in Denmark and begin working with the team. I want to do everything I can to help Lemvig compete to win titles and be one of the best teams in the league.?

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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  FINLAND  


Avyanna Young is a newcomer at ViVe - by Eurobasket News

Vimpelin Veto (SM-sarja) strengthened their roster with addition of American forward Avyanna Young (185). She just graduated from Wisconsin (NCAA). Young has played there for the last three years. In 27 games she recorded 11.7ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.6apg last season.
As mentioned above she is just out of the college and it will be her first season in pro basketball.
Young was voted to All-Big Ten Honorable Mention in 2017.

Vimpelin Veto roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Anni Kujala
Tuulia Timo
Pachis Roberts
Lotta Vehka-Aho

Forwards:
Noora Jarvikangas
Avyanna Young

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @610Sportsusa)

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ViVe signs Pachis Roberts - by Eurobasket News

Vimpelin Veto (SM-sarja) signed 23-year old American swingman Pachis Roberts (180-94). She just graduated from Georgia (NCAA). Roberts has played there for the last four years. In 32 games she had 14.4ppg, 7.0rpg, 3.0apg and 1.6spg last season. A very impressive year as she was named to All-SEC 2nd Team.
As mentioned above she is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro.
Roberts' team made it to the Big East Tournament Semifinals in 2013.

Vimpelin Veto roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Anni Kujala
Lotta Vehka-Aho

Forwards:
Noora Jarvikangas
Tuulia Timo
Pachis Roberts

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @610Sportsusa)

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Norrkoping keeps Pelander for another season - by Eurobasket News

Norrkoping Dolphins (Damligan) re-signed 25-year old Finn international center Sofia Pelander (192-92). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 18 Damligan games she averaged 10.8ppg and 9.5rpg last season. She received also Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Damligan Honorable Mention award in 2017.
Pelander's team made it to the Czech Republic 1Liga Semifinals in 2015.
Pelander has been also a member of Finnish international program for some years. She has regularly played for Finnish senior team since 2012 and previously for University National Team between 2011 and 2013.
Pelander also represented Finland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 1.8ppg, 3.3rpg.
Pelander has played previously professionally in Czech Republic (Basket Slovanka MB) and Finland (TuRi and Salon Vilpas).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FRANCE  


French U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

French U16 National Team 2017
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Kendra Chery
Chery
Marine Fauthoux
Fauthoux
Iliana Rupert
Rupert
Zoe Wadoux
Wadoux
#e#4
Astrid Benedetti 169-PG-01 Bourges II France
Kendra Chery 184-F/C-01 CFBB France
Yanaelle Devaux 176-F/G-01 CFBB France
Djoumoi Fayzat 184-F/C-01
Domenger Mathilde 171-PG-01
Drame Binta 169-PG
Yohana Ewodo 183-F/C-01 CFBB France
Laetitia Famibelle 185-C-01 Bourges II France
Marine Fauthoux 173-G-01 CFBB France
Jade Hamaoui 177-F/G-01 Bourges II France
Camille Hillotte 182-F/C-01
Hoard Anaia 181-F-01 CFBB France
Marie Pardon 175-G/F-01 Lyon France
Iliana Rupert 193-C-01 CFBB France
Salaun Janelle 186-C-01
Coumba Sow 192-C-01
Zoe Wadoux 178-F-01
Eve Wembanyama 185-C-01 Lyon France

Arnaud Guppillotte Head Coach
Christophe Pontcharraud Assistant



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  INDIA  


Indian National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Indian National Team 2017
#s#
Anitha Paul-Durai
Paul-Durai
Jeena Palanilkumkalayil
Palanilkumkalayil
Poojamol Kochuparambu
Kochuparambu
Rajapriyadharshini Rajaganapathi
Rajaganapathi
Raspreet Sidhu
Sidhu
#e#5
Anitha Paul-Durai 169-G-85 Indian Railways India
Anjana Prasannan 177-F-94 Kerala India
Anmolpreet Kaur 99
Barkha Sonkar 156-PG-96
Jeena Palanilkumkalayil 178-F-94 Kerala India
Akula Kavita 165-G-96 Grand Canyon USA
Pattemane Navaneetha 94 Indian Railways India
Poojamol Kochuparambu 185-C-96 Kerala India
Rajapriyadharshini Rajaganapathi 178-F-94 Indian Railways India
Raspreet Sidhu 169-F-89 Delhi India
Shireen Limaye 187-C-95 Maharashtra India
Poonam Chaturvedi 204-C-95 Chhattisgarh India

Visic Zoran Head Coach Falcons Bball Singapore
Shiba Maggon Assistant



Indian Women Impress Against South Korea - by Eurobasket News

The Indian women's basketball team continued their campaign at the 39th William Jones Cup International Basketball Tournament against South Korea. The team put in a much improved performance after the first two games of the tournament. Going into the fourth quarter, the Indian women were trailing 47-37. Point guard Akula Kavita (165-G-96) and captain Anitha Paul-Durai (169-G-85), who was restored to the starting line-up after being rested in the last game, rallied strongly to close the gap to five, but the team eventually lost 56-61. Head coach Zoran Visic continued to chop and change the starting line-up with one eye on the FIBA Women's Asia Cup in Bangalore later this month. He handed Barkha Sonkar (156-PG-96), Shireen Limaye (187-C-95), and Poonam Chaturvedi their first starts of the tournament. Shireen Limaye made the most of the opportunity, scoring 6 points and racking up 5 rebounds. Jeena Skaria was the top performer for the Indian women, coming off the bench to drop 9 points and grab an impressive 13 rebounds. Collectively, the Indians were strong off the boards, out-rebounding the Korean women 41-25. The team's shooting from beyond the arc was also much improved, with an impressive rate of 36%.
Courtesy of: basketballfederationindia.org




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  ITALY  


Venezia inks Martina Bestagno - by Eurobasket News

Reyer Venezia Mestre (Serie A1) agreed terms with 27-year old international power forward Martina Bestagno (189-90, agency: Two Points). She has played for the last two seasons at Familia Schio in the Serie A1. In 27 games she had 6.0ppg and 3.7rpg last season. Bestagno helped them to win the Supercup and end the regular season at the top position. She also played 13 games in Euroleague where she recorded 3.5ppg and 1.7rpg. Bestagno contributed to her team making it to the quarterfinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she was voted Eurobasket.com Italian A1 All-Domestic Players Team in 2015 and 2016.
Bestagno has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Italian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
Bestagno also represented Italy at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 8.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.3apg, FGP-1 (81.3%), FT: 66.7%.
Bestagno has played also professionally in Belgium (Castors Braine), Italy (La Spezia, Bologna, Ragusa, Vigarano and Genova) and Czech Republic (Karlovy Vary).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Italian U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Italian U16 National Team 2017
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Caterina Gilli
Gilli
Alessandra Orsili
Orsili
Ilaria Panzera
Panzera
Silvia Pastrello
Pastrello
Giulia Natali
Natali
#e#5
Giada Buscema 180-C-01
Chiara Camporeale 181-F-01
Giulia Capellini 172-G-01
Carolina Colli 180-F-01
Lisa Gallitognotta 168-PG-01
Laura Gatti 180-F-01
Caterina Gilli 181-SF-02 Vigarano Italy
Essane Lekre 185-F/C-02
Caterina Mattera 179-F-01
Federica Mazza 175-F-01
Alessandra Orsili 167-PG-01 Civitanova Italy
Ilaria Panzera 172-SG-02 Sesto SG Italy
Silvia Pastrello 176-G/F-01 Marghera Italy
Marta Rossini 169-G-01
Adele Savatteri 190-C-01
Beatrice Stroscio 165-G-01
Camilla Angelini 184-C-01
Viola Caneschi 185-C-01
Francesca Leonardi 180-G-02
Giulia Natali 176-G-02 Vigarano Italy
Giulia Nativi 172-G-02
Martina Spinelli 183-F-02
Silvia Viviani 168-G-01

Roberto Riccardi Head Coach
Francesco Dragonetto Assistant
Giuseppe Piazza Assistant Lucca Geonova Italy



Napoli keeps Carta for another season - by Eurobasket News

Dike Napoli (Serie A1) re-signed 25-year old American point guard Beatrice Carta (170-92, college: Washington, agency: Two Points). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 22 Serie A1 games she averaged 5.0ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg last season.
Among other achievements Carta won Italian A2 North championship title in 2010. She received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 3rd Team award back in 2010 at her college time.
Carta represented USA at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 5.7ppg, 2.2rpg, 2.2apg, Steals-5 (2.7spg), FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 35.0%, FT: 33.3%.
Carta has played previously for two other teams: Virtus Cagliari and C.U.S. Cagliari.
She attended University of Washington until 2013 and it will be her fifth season in pro basketball.
Carta's game is described as: A classic PG, with great leadership and court vision. Needs to add some shooting skills, has a huge upside.

Dike Napoli roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chiara Pastore
Beatrice Carta

Forwards:
Sabrina Cinili
Monique Ngo_Ndjock

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bologna inks Benedetta Tridello - by Eurobasket News

Matteiplast Bologna (Serie A2) agreed terms with 18-year old forward Benedetta Tridello (182-99). She played last season at Meccanica Nova Vigarano in the Serie A1. Serie A1 was a little too high level for her, where in 8 games she had just 0.3ppg. Serie A2 will be definitely a better match and she can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Tridello played at Sistema Rosa Pordenone. In 10 Serie A2 games she recorded only 2.2ppg.

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Venezia keeps Ruzickova for another season - by Eurobasket News

Reyer Venezia Mestre (Serie A1) re-signed 31-year old Slovakian international center Marie Ruzickova (190-86, agency: LBM Management). She has played there for the last four seasons. In 27 Serie A1 games she recorded 9.8ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.1apg and 1.4spg last season. Ruzickova helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played 10 games in Eurocup where she averaged impressive 15.2ppg, 8.9rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg. She received also Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Honorable Mention award in 2017.
Ruzickova won MZRKL championship title in 2015.
Ruzickova represented Slovakia at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 8.9ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 40.0%, FT: 33.3%.
Ruzickova is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in France (Challes les Eaux and Perpignan), Hungary (ZTE Noi Kosarlabda Klub), Slovakia (Good Angels) and Italy (Leonesse, Livorno and Lucca).

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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.

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Rebecca Akl agreed terms with Homentmen Antelias - by Eurobasket News

Homentmen Antelias (Division I) inked 25-year old former international point guard Rebecca Akl (169-92) from Al Riyadi. Akl has played there for the last nine years. She helped them to win the cup and make to league final.
Among other achievements Akl received Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League Most Improved Player of the Year award and Asia-Basket.com Lebanese League All-Newcomers Team award back in 2010.
She also played at the Arab Club Championship Winner two years ago.
Akl has played previously for Champville.

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Lina Pikciute (ex Suduva) is a newcomer at Zamarat - by Eurobasket News

Quesos el Pastor Zamarat (LFB) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old Lithuanian international power forward Lina Pikciute (192-90, agency: BeoBasket). She played last season at Suduva in Lithuanian LMKL. In 16 games she recorded 4.7ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg. Pikciute helped them to win the LMKL title (twice) and the cup (also twice). She also played 4 games in Baltic League where she averaged 7.3ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg.
The previous (15-16) season Pikciute played at Argon Uni Girona. In 25 games she had 6.0ppg and 4.6rpg. She contributed to her team winning the Supercup and make to league final. Pikciute also played 13 games in Euroleague where she got 4.8ppg and 7.7rpg.
She has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. Pikciute has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2011 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2010.
She also represented Lithuania at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 0pts, 1.0rpg.
Pikciute has played previously professionally also in Sweden (Udominate).

Quesos el Pastor Zamarat roster for 2017-2018:

Lina Pikciute
Ivana Kmetovska
Celia Garcia
Ainhoa Lopez

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Foster Announces Coaching Changes at Chattanooga - by Eurobasket News

Former Eastern Illinois head coach Debbie Black will join the Mocs coaching staff along with former Moc Ka'Vonne Towns while Jonathon Goldberg assumes a new position.
JONATHON GOLDBERG
Jonathon Goldberg enters his fourth season with Chattanooga in his third role for the Mocs. He was named an assistant coach, taking over the position following the departure of John McCray. "Jon is a very bright, hard working person," Foster said. "I think he'll fit right into the scheme of things. You've got to be smart about who you're recruiting and how you're recruiting and you've got to work hard at it. I've watched him for three years and that's who he is. It's an easy transition." Goldberg began his time at UTC as a graduate student, assisting the women's basketball team. After earning his Masters, he became the Director of Student-Athlete Development. In his three seasons with Chattanooga, the Mocs won three straight Southern Conference regular season and tournament titles. UTC advanced to the NCAA Tournament and in each season saw the Mocs ranked as high as 17th by the Associated Press. Jon graduated from Emerson College, a small Division III school in Boston, MA, in the spring of 2014. He earned a B.S. in Communication Studies. While at Emerson, Jon played under Head Coach Jim O'Brien and Assistant Coaches Bill Curley, Jack Barrett, and Alfred "Rico" Cabral. During his junior and senior year at Emerson, Jon was nominated captain by his teammates. In his senior year, the Emerson Lions defeated the number one ranked team in the nation, Amherst College, and the number three-ranked team in the nation, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
DEBBIE BLACK
Debbie Black will become the Mocs Director of Basketball Operations, filling the position left by the departure of Brianna Sanders. "Debbie has a great feel for the game," Foster said. "She has a great passion for the game and should be coaching the game, but that opportunity is not here. There is the opportunity of learning a little more and I think she'll take advantage of that." UTC head coach Jim Foster and Black have an extensive association. She first played for the Hall of Fame coach at St. Joseph's leading the Hawks to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances before graduating in 1984. Her first assistant coaching position was for Foster at Vanderbilt during the 1999-2000 season. Following her retirement from the WNBA in 2005, she returned to assist Foster at Ohio State for eight seasons. The Buckeyes advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2009 and 2011. She spent the last four seasons at Eastern Illinois in the Ohio Valley Conference. She led the Panthers to the OVC Tournament twice and finished tied for second in the West in the 2013-14 campaign. She represented Team USA at the Williams Jones Cup competition in Taipei, Taiwan. The team had a 7-1 record and won the gold medal after defeating Japan 56-54 in the final. She played eight seasons with the Tasmanian Islanders of the WNBL in Australia and helped them to national titles in 1991 and 1995. In the ABL she was an All-Star selection for the Colorado Xplosion and the 1997 Defensive Player of the Year. While playing for the Atlanta Glory in December 1996, she became one of just a handful of players to record a quadruple double (10p, 14r, 12a, 10s). In 1999, Black was drafted by the Utah Starzz of the WNBA in the second round. She played for the Miami Sol from 2000-2002 and earned the WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Award at the age of 35. In 2003 she was acquired by the Connecticut Sun in the dispersal draft and was there until her retirement in 2005. Black was hired in May 2013, and served four years as the Panthers' head coach, compiling a 34-80 record. Her best season was her first, leading Eastern Illinois to a 12-16 record. She replaced Lee Buchanan, who coached for one season before taking the head coaching job of the LaGrange Panthers.
KA'VONNE TOWNS
2015 Chattanooga graduate Ka'vonne Towns is the Mocs' Director of Student-Athlete Development. She becomes the third former Chattanooga player on the staff, joining Katie (Galloway) Burrows, '04 and Alicia "Red" Payne, '16. "Ka'Vonne is one of those people you loved having in the program," Foster said. "She's competitive, tough and smart. She has a lot of attributes." Towns was a 2015 Southern Conference All-Tournament selection. She helped the Mocs to four straight SoCon regular season and tournament titles and four appearances in the NCAA Tournament. Foster moved her to point guard her senior season where she started 31 of 33 games. She ranks 10th in UTC history for games played with 125 over four years. She closed out her career with 682 points, scoring 291 her final campaign and had 340 career rebounds. She dished out 177 assists with 77 in her senior year and had 162 steals. In her senior year she recorded a career-high in scoring with 18 points against South Florida, had a career-high eight rebounds against Western Carolina and had nine assists in UTC's win at Harvard. "With more people like Debbie and Ka'Vonne you can have around you, the more these players will learn just by who they are. Players can talk to them about a wide range of experiences."
Courtesy of: gomocs.com



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WBC Finalists Found - by Eurobasket News

The 2017 WBC Grand Final will feature Taranaki Thunder and defending champions Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats after both held off tenacious opponents at Cowles Stadium on Friday evening. In the first semi-final Taranaki Thunder held their nerve in a tight finish to squeeze out Waikato Country Cannons 72-68 to book a place in its first WBC final. A closely fought first half was shaded 41-40 by Waikato Country - a Mieke Elkington (173-G, college: Longwood) jump shot on the buzzer separating the two teams. Waikato Country guard Chelseah Savage (168-G-95) landed an early third quarter three but six straight points from Jess Tuki shaved the Waikato Country advantage to 51-48 at the mid point of the third quarter. A missed lay up by one of his players forced Taranaki coach Angelo Hill to attack the Cowles Stadium furniture but his team still managed to be ahead at three-quarter time by the smallest of margins 55-54. A number of lead changes punctuated the fourth stanza before Tuki gave Taranaki a 68-65 lead with less than two minutes to play. The same player missed two free throws with 57 seconds left, Waikato Country coach Tyler Wilkinson calling a time out to rally her troops. Tuki made amends immediately with a steal and lay up only for Savage to land a deep three - 70-68 with less than 30 seconds to play. Waikato Country created a couple of open shots but neither dropped leaving Taranaki guard Iritana Hohaia (165-G-00) to ice the game from the foul line.
The later semi-final began at a furious pace, Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats leading Capital Swish 13-10 at quarter-time. Suffocating defence highlighted a first half shaded by Capital 24-23 - Sariah Penese (167-G-99) led all scorers with 9 points. Both teams continued to struggle at the offensive end but a Terina Wanoa (166-G-96) triple and Hayley Gray (171-G-89) drive got the sizeable Canterbury crowd excited. An Ashley Gayle block drew the same crowd response, the Canterbury 37-26 to the good. Gayle capped a dominating period by converting an And-1 play - Capital needing the third quarter break trailing 42-26. Jacinta Beckley (183-F-95) and Camece Salmon (188-F-95) got the scoreboard ticking for Capital but a block and coast-to-coast action from Esra McGoldrick (187-F-99) took Canterbury to 52-32 and a foot in the final. Beckley made a couple more neat scores but Canterbury were in control and Darcy Rose (188-F/C-87, college: Dartmouth) capped a fine performance (16 points) with another basket. Canterbury will look to go back to back on Saturday.
The Plate Final, to be played on Saturday at 2.15pm will feature Waikato Wizards and Harbour Breeze. Waikato led by 20 points from Kaylee Smiler held off Site Otago Goldrush to win 63-55 in the first semi-final. Nicole Ruske scored 19 points for the Otago. Harbour put together a dominant fourth quarter to win 75-56 with Ella Fotu's 26 points decisive. The Championship Grand Final tip-off is 4.00pm, Saturday July 8th at Cowles Stadium.
Courtesy of: basketball.org.nz



Purcell bags double-double as Tall Ferns drop to first loss - by Eurobasket News

Despite an improved second half performance, the Tall Ferns have fallen to their first loss of the William Jones Cup, going down 79-60 to Republic of China 'Blue'. Kalani Purcell (188-F-95, college: BYU)'s double-double was the highlight of a game of two halves for the Ferns, who despite winning the second half, weren't able to overturn a 46-24 halftime deficit. Head coach Kennedy Kereama credited the opposition for their strong defensive work. 'I thought they were very aggressive with their defence, which made it very difficult for us to find solutions,' Kereama said after the match. 'Both ends of the court they caused some issues, and I was pleased that we were able to make some adjustments to find some success.' After opening the tournament 2-0, the Ferns made a slow start against a strong Republic of China 'Blue' side. But despite trailing by 22 at halftime, the Kiwis made sure they wouldn't roll over and fought back in the second half on the back of 15 points from Micaela Cocks (174-G-86, college: Oregon) and a strong all-round performance from Purcell. Purcell added 14 points and seven rebounds in the second spell to finish the match with a team high 18 points and 12 rebounds for her first double-double of the tournament. The improved second half showing wasn't enough for the Tall Ferns, but they'll take heart from the performances of Cocks, Purcell and Jillian Harmon (185-PF-87, college: Stanford, agency: LBM Management), who picked up 16 points and six rebounds. Cocks, though, had praise too for Zara Jillings (175-G-98), who came off the bench and added two assists and three rebounds. 'Zara came in and really gave us that spark and we made some shots, got a bit of energy, changed up some things defensively and found more work for us, so we can learn a lot from this loss and go away from the game with some positives,' Cocks said. The result sees the Tall Ferns fall to 2-1 at the tournament with two matches remaining. They'll meet Republic of China White, who are 1-2 so far, tomorrow evening at 6pm NZT.
Courtesy of: basketball.org.nz



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Istanbul Uni tabs Claudia Pop - by Eurobasket News

Istanbul Universitesi SK (KBSL) inked 28-year old Romanian international forward Claudia Pop (182-89, agency: ProDep Management). She played most recently at Wisla Can-Pack in Polish TBLK. Pop managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 22 TBLK games she averaged 4.5ppg and 2.2rpg. She helped them to win the cup and make to league final. Pop also played 4 games in Euroleague where she had 4.3ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.3apg. And finally she contributed to 2 games in Eurocup where she recorded just 1.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.0apg.
The previous (15-16) season Pop played at Gernika Bizkaia in Spanish LFB. In 26 games she got 14.4ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.3apg and 1.6spg. A very good season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements she won Ecuadorian Liga Femenina championship title in 2014. Pop received also Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Domestic Player of the Year award back in 2012.
She has been also a member of Romanian international program for some years. Pop has regularly played for Romanian senior team since 2008 and previously for U20 National Team between 2005 and 2009.
She also represented Romania at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 12.5ppg, 7.8rpg, 2.0apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 59.3%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 75.0%.
Pop is a very experienced player. She has quite traveled the world as her pro career brought her to four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Pop has played previously professionally in Italy (La Spezia), Spain (Olesa Espanyol and Conquero), Romania (CSM Targoviste, Cluj Napoca and Satu Mare) and Ecuador (Santa Maria).
Her game is described as: Claudia is working hard on each practice. She may play both hands.. and she also can play very well under the ring with back. Very nice shot from semi distance. Great stealer of balls. Very talented player, will continue to improve on European scene. Her natural position is 2/3 but she can also play on positions 1 and 4.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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APR ease past The Hoops to seal playoffs final spot - by Eurobasket News

Reigning women basketball league champions APR will take on IPRC-South in the best-of-five final series of the ongoing 2017 playoffs after knocking out their regular rivals The Hoops in the semifinal decisive game that took place on Tuesday at Amahoro indoor stadium. The military side had won the first game 61-56, but they were stunned by a youthful side of the Hoops by 61-48 to force a third and decisive game. The defeat acted as a wakeup call for Charles Mbazumutima 's side that has enjoyed a very successful season. APR rolled up their sleeves in the third game and comfortably eased past The Hoops with 56-39 score to advance to the final with a 2-1 win. APR took the first quarter 9-6 and in the second quarter, they improved on their pace and claimed it 13-8. In the third quarter, The Hoops tried to bounce back but lost with a slim margin (16-14) before APR finished off the job in the fourth quarter, which they claimed 19-9 to wrap up the game with 56-39 win. Blandine Munyambonera dropped the game's high 19 points to guide APR to victory. They will now lock horns with IPRC-South that knocked out defending champions Ubumwe.A The finals first game is slated for July 14 at Amahoro indoor stadium. APR are chasing a quartet this season after clinching the league title plus the Genocide memorial local and regional edition titles.
Courtesy of: newtimes.co.rw



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Venezia keeps Ruzickova for another season - by Eurobasket News

Reyer Venezia Mestre (Serie A1) re-signed 31-year old Slovakian international center Marie Ruzickova (190-86, agency: LBM Management). She has played there for the last four seasons. In 27 Serie A1 games she recorded 9.8ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.1apg and 1.4spg last season. Ruzickova helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played 10 games in Eurocup where she averaged impressive 15.2ppg, 8.9rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg. She received also Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Honorable Mention award in 2017.
Ruzickova won MZRKL championship title in 2015.
Ruzickova represented Slovakia at the European Championships in Czech Republic this year. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 8.9ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 40.0%, FT: 33.3%.
Ruzickova is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in France (Challes les Eaux and Perpignan), Hungary (ZTE Noi Kosarlabda Klub), Slovakia (Good Angels) and Italy (Leonesse, Livorno and Lucca).

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Alcobendas keep Ona for another season - by Eurobasket News

Fundal Alcobendas (LF2) re-signed 23-year old Irene Ona (94). She played there last season. In 19 LF2 games she averaged 4.7ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.1apg. Ona helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Distrito Olimpico (LFB) where in 26 games she had 7.5ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg.
Ona has played previously for Real Canoe.

Fundal Alcobendas roster for 2017-2018:

Paula Palomares
Sheila Mangada
Aitana Cuevas
Irene Ona
Lucia Togores
Maria Malpartida

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Lina Pikciute (ex Suduva) is a newcomer at Zamarat - by Eurobasket News

Quesos el Pastor Zamarat (LFB) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old Lithuanian international power forward Lina Pikciute (192-90, agency: BeoBasket). She played last season at Suduva in Lithuanian LMKL. In 16 games she recorded 4.7ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg. Pikciute helped them to win the LMKL title (twice) and the cup (also twice). She also played 4 games in Baltic League where she averaged 7.3ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg.
The previous (15-16) season Pikciute played at Argon Uni Girona. In 25 games she had 6.0ppg and 4.6rpg. She contributed to her team winning the Supercup and make to league final. Pikciute also played 13 games in Euroleague where she got 4.8ppg and 7.7rpg.
She has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. Pikciute has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2011 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2010.
She also represented Lithuania at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 0pts, 1.0rpg.
Pikciute has played previously professionally also in Sweden (Udominate).

Quesos el Pastor Zamarat roster for 2017-2018:

Lina Pikciute
Ivana Kmetovska
Celia Garcia
Ainhoa Lopez

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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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Spanish U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Maite Cazorla
Cazorla
Angela Salvadores
Salvadores
Irati Etxarri
Etxarri
Maria Perez Araujo
Perez Araujo
Paula Ginzo
Ginzo
#e#5
4Laia Raventos 170-G-97 Charlotte USA
5Maite Cazorla 178-G Oregon USA
6Ainhoa Lopez 180-SG-97 Zamarat Spain
7Clara Che 173-G-97 Providence USA
8Angela Salvadores 178-PG-97 Sopron Basket Hungary
9Marta Hermida 180-G-97 Boise St. USA
11Maria Martianez 190-F-97 ORU USA
13Cecilia Muhate Pena 188-F/C-97 Mississippi USA
14Irati Etxarri 187-SF-98 Araski Spain
15Maria Perez Araujo 182-F-97 Ferrol Spain
16Umo Diallo 192-C-98 Araski Spain
17Paula Ginzo 187-F-98 Estudiantes Spain

Jose Ignacio Hernandez Head Coach Campus Promete Spain
Nacho Martinez Assistant
Isabel Sanchez Assistant



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.

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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

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  SWEDEN  


Norrkoping keeps Claesson for another season - by Eurobasket News

Norrkoping Dolphins (Damligan) re-signed 23-year old guard Matilda Claesson (170-94). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 29 Damligan games she recorded 12.7ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.6apg last season. A very good year in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Damligan Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements Claesson's team won Swedish Damligan Regular Season for two years in a row (2012 and 2013).
She represented Sweden at the European Championships U20 for Women in Udine (Italy) three years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 9.6ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.3apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 38.1%, 3PT: 31.4%.
Claesson has played previously for two other teams: Telge and Sodertalje.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Norrkoping keeps Pelander for another season - by Eurobasket News

Norrkoping Dolphins (Damligan) re-signed 25-year old Finn international center Sofia Pelander (192-92). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 18 Damligan games she averaged 10.8ppg and 9.5rpg last season. She received also Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Damligan Honorable Mention award in 2017.
Pelander's team made it to the Czech Republic 1Liga Semifinals in 2015.
Pelander has been also a member of Finnish international program for some years. She has regularly played for Finnish senior team since 2012 and previously for University National Team between 2011 and 2013.
Pelander also represented Finland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 1.8ppg, 3.3rpg.
Pelander has played previously professionally in Czech Republic (Basket Slovanka MB) and Finland (TuRi and Salon Vilpas).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SWITZERLAND  


Kelly Moten Signs to Play Professionally in Switzerland - by Greg

Former standout of the Emporia State University women?s basketball team and reigning NCAA Division II Player of the Year, Kelly Moten, will travel to Switzerland later this summer to play professionally for Fizzy Riva Muraltese (LNA). Moten was a First Team All American (WBCA and CoSIDA) this past season and was the MIAA Conference Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year. During her career at Emporia State, she was First Team All MIAA and All Defensive Team three times and was the first player in conference history to be named to the All Tournament Team four times. In 201617, Moten averaged 18 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game. She finished her career at Emporia State as the third leading scorer in school history, fifth in assists and steals, and ninth in blocked shots. Moten is the only player in NCAA Division II history to record 1900 points, 600 rebounds, 500 assists, 200 steals and 100 blocks in a career.
When asked about the signing, Moten commented, ?First and foremost, I would like to thank everyone who assisted me on this journey, especially the Riva Club for allowing me to compete at the next level. I couldn?t be more thankful and excited for this journey to begin. Playing professionally has always been a dream of mine and I finally get to do so! I am looking forward to joining the team and doing everything I can to help put the team in a better position to succeed. Thanks to everyone for helping me truly live out my dream!?

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  TURKEY  


Istanbul Uni tabs Claudia Pop - by Eurobasket News

Istanbul Universitesi SK (KBSL) inked 28-year old Romanian international forward Claudia Pop (182-89, agency: ProDep Management). She played most recently at Wisla Can-Pack in Polish TBLK. Pop managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 22 TBLK games she averaged 4.5ppg and 2.2rpg. She helped them to win the cup and make to league final. Pop also played 4 games in Euroleague where she had 4.3ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.3apg. And finally she contributed to 2 games in Eurocup where she recorded just 1.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.0apg.
The previous (15-16) season Pop played at Gernika Bizkaia in Spanish LFB. In 26 games she got 14.4ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.3apg and 1.6spg. A very good season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements she won Ecuadorian Liga Femenina championship title in 2014. Pop received also Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Domestic Player of the Year award back in 2012.
She has been also a member of Romanian international program for some years. Pop has regularly played for Romanian senior team since 2008 and previously for U20 National Team between 2005 and 2009.
She also represented Romania at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 12.5ppg, 7.8rpg, 2.0apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 59.3%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 75.0%.
Pop is a very experienced player. She has quite traveled the world as her pro career brought her to four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Pop has played previously professionally in Italy (La Spezia), Spain (Olesa Espanyol and Conquero), Romania (CSM Targoviste, Cluj Napoca and Satu Mare) and Ecuador (Santa Maria).
Her game is described as: Claudia is working hard on each practice. She may play both hands.. and she also can play very well under the ring with back. Very nice shot from semi distance. Great stealer of balls. Very talented player, will continue to improve on European scene. Her natural position is 2/3 but she can also play on positions 1 and 4.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS  


Women's National Team Unveiling - by David Edole

The unveiling of the 2017 Virgin Islands senior women's basketball team will be held this Saturday night July 8, 2017. All roads lead to the Win Mill Sports Bar 2.0, located in Frenchtown Plaza, where media, fans and well-wishers will have an opportunity to meet and greet with the players and coaching staff. For the first time since 2002, St. Thomas will host an International tournament, this time the Centro Basket that features teams from Jamaica, Bahamas, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the host Virgin Islands. After the 5-day tournament, the top three teams will qualify to the FIBA Women's AmeriCup 2017, to be played in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from August 6-13.
In the last Centro Basket play, the ladies from Americas Paradise finally broke through and advanced to the AmeriCup and are hoping that home cooking leads to a repeat performance.
Festivities begin promptly at 7pm



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  UKRAINE  


Ukrainian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Alina Lakh
Lakh
Viktoriya Kondus
Kondus
Kristina Karp
Karp
Olga Yatskovets
Yatskovets
Yulia Musienko
Musienko
#e#5
4Alina Lakh 164-PG-98 HAI Ukraine
5Viktoriya Kondus 175-F/G-97 MKK Siedlce Poland
7Nataliia Tsiubyk 178-PF-98 Dynamo-NPU Ukraine
8Yelyzaveta Mitina 172-PG-98 Interkhim Ukraine
9Oksana Fastova 173-G/F-99 DVUFK Ukraine
10Kristina Karp 196-C-98 Interkhim Ukraine
12Olga Yatskovets 183-C-97 Avangard Ukraine
13Olena Boiko 181-SF-97 Dynamo-NPU Ukraine
14Veronika Liubinets 188-C-99 Tim-Scuf Ukraine
15Viktoriya Babych 183-F/C-99 Politekhnika Ukraine
17Yulia Musienko 177-G/F-97 Interkhim Ukraine
25Svitlana Radionova 184-F/C-97 HAI Ukraine

Elena Ogorodnikova Head Coach



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  WABA  


WABA players and coaches at the U20 EC - by Zeljko Zule

There will be 16 current WABA players and four WABA coaches competing at the FIBA U20 European Championship 2017 for Women in Portugal (Division A) and Israel (Division B). Half of them played for the reigning champion Cinkarna Celje during the last 2016-17 season.

List of WABA players and coaches at the FIBA U20 European Championship 2017:
Division A - Bosnia and Hezegovina (3+2): Milina Miseljic (186-PF-98) of Crvena zvezda, Sandra Azinovic (182-G-99) of Play Off Ultra, Jovana Markovic (186-PF-97) of Play Off Ultra, coach Mara Lakic-Brcaninovic of Jedinstvo BHT WABA U17, assistant Mirza Ostrakovic of Jedinstvo BTH WABA U17.
Division A - Slovenia (8+2): Alma Potocnik (173-PG-97) of Cinkarna Celje, Aleksandra Kroselj (168-PG-99) of Cinkarna Celje, Althea Gwashavanhu (190-C-97) of Cinkarna Celje, Annamaria Prezelj (177-SG-97) of Cinkarna Celje, Eva Stefanoski (177-F-97) of Cinkarna Celje, Zala Friskovec (174-G-99) of Cinkarna Celje, Larisa Ocvirk (184-SF-97) of Cinkarna Celje, Marusa Senicar (183-SF-97) of Triglav, coach Damir Grgic of Cinkarna Celje, assistant Jure Krajnc of Cinkarna Celje.
Division A - Serbia (3): Snezana Bogicevic (177-SG-97) of Crvena zvezda, Aleksandra Katanic (172-PG-97) of Crvena zvezda, Mina Djordjevic (186-PF-99) of Crvena zvezda.
Division B - Croatia (2): Andrea Maric (195-C-97) of Cinkarna Celje, Matilda Soric of Tresnjevka 2009 WABA U17.



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  WILLIAM JONES CUP  


Japan celebrate the 3rd consecutive win - by Eurobasket News

Japan celebrate the 3rd consecutive win at the William Jones Cup tournament and remain the only undefeated team. In Day 3 they posted a 75-68 win over Republic of China White 75-68. Saki Hayashi (171-G-95) top-scored for the winners with 19 points, while Mamiko Tanaka (178-C-96), Tamami Nakada (180-C-97) and Shiori Yasuma had 12 each. Chen Wei-An (178-C-95) and Lin-Chuan Huang answered with 16 points each in a loss.
South Korea meanwhile edged India 56-51 and Republic of China 'Blue' overcame the Tall Ferns 79-60. Kalani Purcell (188-F-95, college: BYU) finished the match with a team high 18 points and 12 rebounds for her first double-double.



Japan, New Zealand and China B post wins in Day 2 - by Eurobasket News

Japan, New Zealand and Chinese Taipei post wins in Day 2 of the William Jones Cup tournament. Japan demolished India 93-42 as Saki Hayashi (171-G-95) stepped up with 17 points and Mirai Tamura (164-PG-94) netted 15. Shireen Vijay Limaye answered with 8 points in the losing effort.
New Zealand edged South Korea 58-40. Antonia Edmondson (181-G-87) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Chevannah Paalvast (180-G/F-91, college: Monmouth) as well as Micaela Cocks (174-G-86, college: Oregon) added 9 each. Heejin Kim (168-SF-95) ended up with 9 points in a loss.
Republic of China White lost to Republic of China Blue 68-81. Lin Yu Ting poured in 20 points and Zheng Yi Xiu delivered 19.