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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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  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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  ARGENTINA  


Quimsa lands Juan Brussino - by Ivan Milenkovic

Asociacion Quimsa Santiago del Estero (LigaA) tabbed 26-year old international point guard Juan Brussino (185-91) from Libertad Sunchales. In 54 LigaA games he averaged 12.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 4.2apg and 1.2spg last season.
Among other achievements Brussino's team made it to the Argentinian Super 4 Cup Final Four in 2016. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA Honorable Mention award in 2016. Brussino has been regularly called to Argentinian Senior National Team since 2016.
He has played previously for six other teams: Atenas, Boca Juniors, La Union, Union de Sunchales, San Martin Marcos Juarez and Olimpico de La Banda.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Quilmes Mar del Plata welcomes back Ferreyra - by Ivan Milenkovic

Quilmes Mar del Plata (LigaA) landed 32-year old point guard Nicolas Ferreyra (185-85). It is actually his comeback to Mar del Plata as he has played here before. Ferreyra played most recently at Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos in Argentinian league. In 15 TNA games he averaged 8.7ppg, 1.3rpg and 2.3apg last season. Ferreyra also played that season for Olimpico de La Banda where in 38 LigaA games he had 3.8ppg and 1.6apg.
Among other achievements Ferreyra won Argentinian LigaA championship title in 2013. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA Domestic Player of the Year award back in 2011.
Ferreyra has played previously for five other teams: GECR Indalo, Boca Juniors, Belgrano San Nicolas, Regatas Corrientes and Estudiantes Concordia.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ARMENIA  


Gran Canaria signs Luke Fischer - by Igor Obradovic

Herbalife Gran Canaria (Liga Endesa) signed 23-year old American (has also Armenian passport) center Luke Fischer (211-111kg-94, agency: Three Eye Sports). He just graduated from Marquette (NCAA). Fischer has played there for the last three years. In 32 games he had 10.9ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.2apg and 1.7bpg last season.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

Herbalife Gran Canaria roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Albert Oliver
Xavier Rabaseda
DJ Seeley

Forwards:
Eulis Baez
Pablo Aguilar
Shaquielle McKissic

Centers:
Ondrej Balvin
Anzejs Pasecniks
Luke Fischer

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



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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  


Lakers and Pinelands reach Finals - by Eurobasket News

Lakers and Pinelands advanced into BABA Finals.
Lakers rallied past Sonics 78-68 in the decisive third game of the series. Chiamaka Browne (193-F) posted 20 points and 12 assists to lead the winners. Lakers grabbed a 40:25 halftime lead. Sonics narrowed the gap in the second half but could not avoid the defeat. Keefe Birkett (183-G-88) chipped in 17 points for the winners. Akeem Marsh (206-F/C-87) responded with 23 points and 8 boards for Sonics.
Pinelands outscored Cavaliers 92-90 to ensure the championship series birth. Pinelands used a strong 29:12 run in the second term to gain a 44:25 halftime advantage. Cavaliers unleashed 41 points in the fourth stanza but could not avoid the loss. Jeremy Gill (183-G-81) tossed in 21 points, while Ian Alexander (198-F, college: John Brown) provided 20 points in the win. Darren Hunte (G/F) replied with 23 points and 9 caroms for Cavaliers.



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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


Umana Venezia tabs Paul Biligha - by Eurobasket News

Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) inked 27-year old naturalized Cameroonian power forward Paul Biligha (200-106kg-90, agency: Players Group) from Vanoli Cremona. In 30 Serie A games he averaged 10.9ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1bpg last season. He helped them to make it to the Supercup semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Most Improved Player of the Year.
Biligha's team made it to the Italian Cup Final Four in 2016.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.9ppg, 5.4rpg, Blocks-4 (1.1bpg), FGP: 55.6%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 70.0%.
Biligha has played previously for five other teams: Pavia Basket, Firenze Enic, Scandone Avellino, Piacenza and FCM Ferentino.
His game is described as: Has long arms and great athletic skills, works hard in the paint even being undersized for the job. Has great team mentality and attitude, and improved every season he played.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Italy



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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  BELGIUM  


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

Check also Complete Transfers List in France



Tumba re-signs at UCAM Murcia - by Igor Obradovic

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB (Liga Endesa) confirmed in their roster 26-year old Belgian international power forward Kevin Tumba (205-103kg-91). He is a dual citizen owning also DR Congolese passport. Tumba played there last season. He managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 16 Liga Endesa games he had 3.6ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.0bpg. Tumba also played 3 games in Eurocup where he recorded 3.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.0bpg. The other team he played shortly was Spirou Charleroi in Belgian Euromillions League. In four games he averaged 4.5ppg, 6.0rpg and 2.5bpg. Tumba also played 6 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 5.7ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.3bpg.
He 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 Tumba's team was regular season runner-up in Belgian League in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Honorable Mention in 2016.
Tumba has been also a member of Belgian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Belgian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2011.
Tumba represented Belgium at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.3ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 65.0%, FT: 46.9%.
Tumba has played previously for three other Belgian teams: Leuven Bears, Belfius Mons Hainaut and Belfius Mons Hainaut II.

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sadiel Rojas
Clevin Hannah

Forward:
Ovie Soko

Centers:
Marcos Delia
Kevin Tumba

Coach: Ibon Navarro

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



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  BULGARIA  


Bulgaria beat Netherlands twice in Botevgrad - by Eurobasket News

Bulgaria beat Netherlands twice in Botevgrad in a friendly campaign. In game 1 Bulgaria celebrated an 80-71 win as Aleksander Vezenkov (206-PF-95) stepped up with 29 points to lead the pace. Roeland Schaftenaar (211-F/C-88, college: Oregon St.) scored 16 points in a loss and Worthy de Jong (194-SG-88) added 15.
Tonight Bulgaria celebrated a 91-78 victory. Aleksander Vezenkov top-scored for the winners with 25 points and 10 rebounds, while Pavel Marinov (199-SF-88) delivered 13. Yannick Franke (194-G-96) answered with 21 points in a loss and Thomas van der Mars (208-C-90, college: Portland) ended up with 17.



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  CAMEROON  


Umana Venezia tabs Paul Biligha - by Eurobasket News

Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) inked 27-year old naturalized Cameroonian power forward Paul Biligha (200-106kg-90, agency: Players Group) from Vanoli Cremona. In 30 Serie A games he averaged 10.9ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1bpg last season. He helped them to make it to the Supercup semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Most Improved Player of the Year.
Biligha's team made it to the Italian Cup Final Four in 2016.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.9ppg, 5.4rpg, Blocks-4 (1.1bpg), FGP: 55.6%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 70.0%.
Biligha has played previously for five other teams: Pavia Basket, Firenze Enic, Scandone Avellino, Piacenza and FCM Ferentino.
His game is described as: Has long arms and great athletic skills, works hard in the paint even being undersized for the job. Has great team mentality and attitude, and improved every season he played.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Italy



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  CHILE  


Libcentro Pro Round 11: Sergio Ceppi beats Brisas in a derby game - by Eurobasket News

Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Santiago: Sergio Ceppi (#8) and Brisas (#5). Sergio Ceppi (1-10) won against visiting Brisas (4-6) 74-64. Sergio Ceppi had a 36-24 advantage in offensive rebounds. 24 personal fouls committed by Brisas helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was guard Angelo Olivares (185-82) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds. Felipe Latorre (-93) chipped in 22 points. Emiliano Marquez (-96) produced 19 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 7 steals for the guests. Brisas' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Sergio Ceppi maintains eighth place with 1-10 record. Brisas at the other side keep the fifth position with six games lost. They share it with Aleman. Sergio Ceppi are looking forward to face league's second-placed Liceo Curico at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Brisas will play against the league's leader Sportiva Italiana and will have a slim chance for a victory.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Valparaiso. First ranked Sportiva Italiana faced 3rd placed Puente Alto. Host Sportiva Italiana (9-2) defeated guests from Puente Alto (7-4) 85-72. Francoise Diaz (-87) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points. Camilo Bustamante contributed with 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Francisco Pena (187-89) answered with 13 points, 7 assists and 4 steals for Puente Alto. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Sportiva Italiana maintains first place with 9-2 record. Puente Alto at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. Sportiva Italiana will play against Brisas (#5) in Santiago in the next round. Puente Alto will play at home against Arturo Prat and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Curico. Local Liceo Curico (8-2) outscored 7th ranked Stadio Italiano (3-7) 81-62 on Saturday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Sergio Chialva who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Piero Simonetti responded with 11 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Liceo Curico have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place with 8-2 record behind leader Sportiva Italiana. Loser Stadio Italiano keeps the seventh position with seven games lost. Liceo Curico will meet bottom-ranked Sergio Ceppi (#8) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Stadio Italiano will play against Aleman and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 11 Aleman was defeated by Arturo Prat in San Felipe 72-66.

Liceo Curico - Stadio Italiano 81-62

The game with biggest result difference took place in Curico. Local Liceo Curico (8-2) outscored 7th ranked Stadio Italiano (3-7) 81-62 on Saturday night. They outrebounded Stadio Italiano 41-28 including 28 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a quality performance of center Sergio Chialva who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Guard Marcelo Perez (193-99) helped adding 16 points and 8 rebounds. Piero Simonetti (-93) responded with 11 points and 8 rebounds and Sebastian Alvarez (-91) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Liceo Curico have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place with 8-2 record behind leader Sportiva Italiana. Loser Stadio Italiano keeps the seventh position with seven games lost. Liceo Curico will meet bottom-ranked Sergio Ceppi (#8) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Stadio Italiano will play against Aleman and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Liceo Curico: M.Zerene 19+5reb+1ast, S.Chialva 17+9reb+6ast, M.Perez 16+8reb+2ast, M.Rebolledo 12+10reb+2ast, S.Munoz 6+1reb+2ast, C.Iturriaga 4+2reb
Stadio Italiano: M.Avello 12+3reb+2ast, S.Alvarez 12+5reb+1ast, P.Simonetti 11+8reb+3ast, N.Alba 10+3reb+1ast, J.Ulloa 8+3reb+1ast, G.Fernandez 4
gschID: 544579


Arturo Prat - Aleman 72-66

There was no surprise in San Felipe where 6th ranked Aleman (4-6) was defeated by fourth ranked Arturo Prat (6-5) 72-66 on Saturday. Arturo Prat made 29-of-35 free shots (82.9 percent) during the game, while Aleman only scored nine points from the stripe. Arturo Prat forced 22 Aleman turnovers. It was a great evening for guard Paulo Andrade (174-93) who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points and 7 rebounds. Boris Guerra (-87) helped adding 15 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Marcelo Villagran (184-88) responded with 22 points and Sebastian Leefhelm (-99) scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Arturo Prat maintains fourth place with 6-5 record. Loser Aleman dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. They share it with Brisas. Arturo Prat will meet higher ranked Puente Alto (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Aleman will play against Stadio Italiano in Santiago and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Arturo Prat: P.Andrade 23+7reb+2ast, B.Guerra 15+5reb+1ast, F.Ortega 10+4reb+2ast, R.Galvez 8+7reb+1ast, M.Santander 6+4reb+1ast, E.Valdebenito 6+1reb+1ast
Aleman: M.Villagran 22+4reb+1ast, S.Leefhelm 17+6reb, M.Castro 13+3reb+2ast, A.Nunez 7, R.Caceres 3+4reb+5ast, H.Arriagada 2+3reb+2ast
gschID: 544580


Sportiva Italiana - Puente Alto 85-72

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Valparaiso. First ranked Sportiva Italiana faced 3rd placed Puente Alto. Host Sportiva Italiana (9-2) defeated guests from Puente Alto (7-4) 85-72. Sportiva Italiana forced 27 Puente Alto turnovers. Strangely Puente Alto outrebounded Sportiva Italiana 43-29 including 28 on the defensive glass. They shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. Puente Alto was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Francoise Diaz (-87) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points. Forward Camilo Bustamante (187-89) contributed with 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Francisco Pena (187-89) answered with 13 points, 7 assists and 4 steals and swingman Diego Valenzuela (185-94) added 15 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Puente Alto. Four Puente Alto players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Sportiva Italiana maintains first place with 9-2 record. Puente Alto at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. Sportiva Italiana will play against Brisas (#5) in Santiago in the next round. Puente Alto will play at home against Arturo Prat and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sportiva Italiana: F.Diaz 23+2reb+1ast, C.Bustamante 15+7reb+2ast, B.Toledo 12, G.Araya 8+6reb+1ast, G.Hernandez 7+1reb+3ast, M.Lubiano 7+3reb+1ast
Puente Alto: E.Munoz 15+2reb, D.Valenzuela 15+5reb+1ast, F.Pena 13+2reb+7ast, J.Ignacio Collao 10+6reb+3ast, L.Cifuentes 6+14reb+1ast, S.Silva 5+3reb
gschID: 544582


Sergio Ceppi - Brisas 74-64

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Santiago: Sergio Ceppi (#8) and Brisas (#5). Sergio Ceppi (1-10) won against visiting Brisas (4-6) 74-64. Sergio Ceppi had a 36-24 advantage in offensive rebounds. 24 personal fouls committed by Brisas helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was guard Angelo Olivares (185-82) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds. Felipe Latorre (-93) chipped in 22 points. Emiliano Marquez (-96) produced 19 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 7 steals and Sebastian Fuentes (-95) added 9 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for the guests. Brisas' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Sergio Ceppi maintains eighth place with 1-10 record. Brisas at the other side keep the fifth position with six games lost. They share it with Aleman. Sergio Ceppi are looking forward to face league's second-placed Liceo Curico at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Brisas will play against the league's leader Sportiva Italiana and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Sergio Ceppi: A.Olivares 25+11reb, F.Latorre 22+2reb+3ast, J.Borquez 8+4reb+1ast, J.Parra 6+8reb+1ast, C.Silva 5+4reb+2ast, E.Donoso 5+7reb+6ast
Brisas: E.Marquez 19+7reb+4ast, F.Gutierrez 10+4reb, S.Fuentes 9+13reb+6ast, F.Oyarzun 8+2reb+1ast, C.Ramirez 6+7reb, A.Jara 6
gschID: 544581





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  CHINA  


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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  COLOMBIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Robert CRAWFORD
  Aguilas
  (201-G/F-90)
  Avg: 23.5
 1. Crawford, Aguilas23.5 
 2. Givens, Piratas23.1 
 3. Ortiz, Fast Break22.5 
 4. Smith, Sabios20.9 
 5. Coombs, Sabios19.1 
 6. Roberson, Condores18.5 
 7. Almanza, Condores16.0 
 8. Carraway, Cimar.15.7 
 9. McCoy, Condores15.5 
 10. Romero, Piratas14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 John HERNANDEZ
  Cimar.
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Hernandez, Cimar.10.4 
 2. Romero, Piratas10.3 
 3. Perez, Academia10.2 
 4. Sandidge, Aguilas9.9 
 5. Almanza, Condores9.6 
 6. Romero, Piratas8.9 
 7. Julio, Fast Break7.9 
 8. Coombs, Sabios7.4 
 9. Jones, Sabios7.2 
 10. Quinones, Academia7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Tyler MURRAY
  Academia
  (195-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Murray, Academia6.1 
 2. Velandia, Aguilas5.4 
 3. McCoy, Condores5.3 
 4. Smith, Sabios5.1 
 5. Granados, Academia4.6 
 6. Coombs, Sabios4.5 
 7. Moreno, Cimarrones4.5 
 8. Caicedo, Cimar.4.4 
 9. Crawford, Aguilas3.7 
 10. Salazar, Fast Break3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Antonio BIVINS
  Aguilas
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Bivins, Aguilas2.6 
 2. Diaz, Condores2.3 
 3. Ortiz, Fast Break2.0 
 4. Moreno, Cimarrones2.0 
 5. Carraway, Cimar.1.9 
 6. Murray, Academia1.6 
 7. Crawford, Aguilas1.6 
 8. McCoy, Condores1.5 
 9. Renteria, Cimar.1.5 
 10. Velandia, Aguilas1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Divier PEREZ
  Academia
  (201-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Perez, Academia1.8 
 2. Jones, Sabios1.5 
 3. Crawford, Aguilas1.4 
 4. Sandidge, Aguilas1.4 
 5. Hinestroza-J., Fast B.1.0 
 6. Givens, Piratas1.0 
 7. Quinones, Academia0.9 
 8. Hernandez, Cimar.0.8 
 9. Velez, Sabios0.8 
 10. Bermudez, Condores0.7 


PBD Round 21: Academia loses to Cimarrones in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

The game between Top Four teams took place in Quibdo-Choco. Third ranked host Cimarrones (10-7) smashed second-best Academia (13-8) 104-67. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Academia. Cimarrones shot 60.8 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for Cimarrones especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 62.5 percentage. The former international center John Hernandez (207-84) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners and American swingman Amir Carraway (198-91, college: Chico St.) chipped in 24 points. The best for the losing side was Puerto Rican guard Gary Diaz (193-92) with 19 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Cimarrones maintains third place with 10-7 record having ten points less than leader Fast Break. Defending champion Academia keeps the second position with eight games lost. Cimarrones are again looking forward to face league's second-placed Academia in Montana in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Academia will have a break next round.
Sabios (#4) were upset in Bogota by seventh ranked Piratas 95-78. American guard Brandon Givens (198-87, college: NC-Wesleyan) nailed 43 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds for the winning side and Jesus Medina accounted for 19 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. Canadian guard Ashton Smith (187-89, college: Indiana, PA) came up with 28 points and 7 rebounds for Sabios in the defeat. Sabios' coach Ruddy Martinez rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Piratas have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain seventh place with 8-13 record. Sabios at the other side keep the fourth position with 12 games lost. They share it with Condores. Piratas will again play against higher ranked Sabios (#4) in Manizales in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sabios will have a break next round.
Liga DirecTV top team - Fast Break (18-1) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed eighth ranked Patriotas (5-16) in Bogota 89-45. The best player for the winners was Stalin Ortiz who had a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Jairo Pardo who recorded 6 points and 8 rebounds. Fast Break have an impressive series of eighteen victories in a row. Newly promoted Fast Break maintains first place with 18-1 record. Patriotas lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 16 games lost. Fast Break will again meet at home bottom-ranked Patriotas (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Patriotas will have a break next round.
The game in Cundinamarca was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Caciques (8-11) played at the court of sixth ranked Condores (9-12). Condores managed to secure a 4-point victory 84-80. It was a good game for Luis Almanza who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 16 rebounds. Condores moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Sabios. Caciques lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the sixth position with 11 games lost. Condores' next round opponent will be again Caciques (#6) in Valleduparnga.

Piratas - Sabios 95-78

Sabios (#4) were upset in Bogota by seventh ranked Piratas 95-78. Piratas outrebounded Sabios 51-40 including a 23-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. Sabios were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Brandon Givens (198-87, college: NC-Wesleyan) nailed 43 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds for the winning side and Venezuelan swingman Jesus Medina (188-94) accounted for 19 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. Givens is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Canadian guard Ashton Smith (187-89, college: Indiana, PA) came up with 28 points and 7 rebounds and Canadian guard Shamar Coombs (185-86, college: Texas A&M-CC) added 16 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Sabios in the defeat. Sabios' coach Ruddy Martinez rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Piratas have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain seventh place with 8-13 record. Sabios at the other side keep the fourth position with 12 games lost. They share it with Condores. Piratas will again play against higher ranked Sabios (#4) in Manizales in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sabios will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Piratas: B.Givens 43+9reb+3ast, J.Medina 19+10reb+7ast, J.Mendoza 11+6reb, G.Pena 9+4reb+2ast, D.Hernandez 8+3reb+2ast, E.Romero 5+18reb+4ast
Sabios: A.Smith 28+7reb+1ast, S.Coombs 16+7reb+3ast, R.Rivera 11+4reb+3ast, L.Blandon 8+5reb+1ast, J.Velez 5, K.Jones 4+11reb
gschID: 547270


Cimarrones - Academia 104-67

The game between Top Four teams took place in Quibdo-Choco. Third ranked host Cimarrones (10-7) smashed second-best Academia (13-8) 104-67. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Academia. Cimarrones shot 60.8 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for Cimarrones especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 62.5 percentage. The former international center John Hernandez (207-84) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners and American swingman Amir Carraway (198-91, college: Chico St.) chipped in 24 points. The best for the losing side was Puerto Rican guard Gary Diaz (193-92) with 19 points and the former international point guard Simon Granados (182-93) scored 11 points and 8 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Cimarrones maintains third place with 10-7 record having ten points less than leader Fast Break. Defending champion Academia keeps the second position with eight games lost. Cimarrones are again looking forward to face league's second-placed Academia in Montana in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Academia will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Cimarrones: A.Carraway 24+3reb+3ast, J.Hernandez 19+12reb+1ast, L.Cardona 9+2reb+2ast, E.Renteria 7+3ast, C.Arboleda 4+4reb, E.Moreno 4+3reb+8ast
Academia: G.Diaz 19+1reb+1ast, D.Perez 15+1reb+3ast, S.Granados 11+2reb+8ast, J.Fajardo 7+1reb+1ast, T.Murray 5+8reb+2ast, M.Montano 5
gschID: 547269


Fast Break - Aguilas 89-45

Liga DirecTV top team - Fast Break (18-1) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed eighth ranked Patriotas (5-16) in Bogota 89-45. Fast Break dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Patriotas' 24. Fast Break forced 25 Patriotas turnovers and outrebounded them 50-24 including a 21-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Patriotas' players. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Stalin Ortiz (190-81, college: Valparaiso) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. International point guard Leonardo Salazar (178-93) chipped in 15 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Five Fast Break players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Jairo Pardo (-95) who recorded 6 points and 8 rebounds and Carlos Balaguera (-91) added 8 points respectively. Fast Break have an impressive series of eighteen victories in a row. Newly promoted Fast Break maintains first place with 18-1 record. Patriotas lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 16 games lost. Fast Break will again meet at home bottom-ranked Patriotas (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Patriotas will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Fast Break: L.Salazar 15+6reb+5ast, B.Vargas 15+2reb+1ast, S.Ortiz 14+12reb+6ast, G.Mena 13+5reb, C.Cortes 12+4reb+4ast, R.Rodriguez 8+8reb+2ast
Aguilas: O.Fonseca 10+3reb, C.Balaguera 8+4reb+1ast, D.Garcia 7+3reb, J.Arciniegas 6+2reb+2ast, J.Pardo 6+8reb+2ast, J.Velandia 6+2reb+4ast
gschID: 547268


Condores - Caciques 84-80

The game in Cundinamarca was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Caciques (8-11) played at the court of sixth ranked Condores (9-12). Condores managed to secure a 4-point victory 84-80. Condores made 23-of-29 charity shots (79.3 percent) during the game. It was a good game for international forward Luis Almanza (196-91) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 16 rebounds. American point guard Ryan McCoy (183-87, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Haylett Sports) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 assists for the winners. American swingman Malik Story (196-90, college: Nevada, agency: Two Points) answered with 29 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import guard Brandon Provost (190-90, college: UTRGV) added 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Caciques. Five Condores and four Caciques players scored in double figures. Condores moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Sabios. Caciques lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the sixth position with 11 games lost. Condores' next round opponent will be again Caciques (#6) in Valleduparnga.
Top scorers:
Condores: L.Roberson 21+5reb+2ast, R.McCoy 18+3reb+10ast, L.Almanza 17+16reb+1ast, E.Torres 14+5reb+5ast, H.Diaz 10+6reb, S.Morgan 4
Caciques: M.Story 29+5reb, B.Provost 14+8reb+4ast, H.Wormely 14+4reb+4ast, M.Bermudez 13+7reb, D.Reyes 5+3reb+6ast, F.Lucena 3+1ast
gschID: 547267





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  COSTA RICA  


LBS Round 15: ARBA beats U Latina in a derby game - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in LBS is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 3 rounds.

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from San Jose: ARBA (#1) and U Latina (#8). U Latina was crushed at home by 29 points 58-87 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The game without a history. ARBA led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to U Latina's 24. They outrebounded U Latina 51-28 including a 19-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. ARBA looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Isaac Conejo (182-94) who scored 9 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. American forward Ty Armstrong (206-91, college: Concordia Irvine) chipped in 12 points and 8 rebounds. ARBA's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Aldrick Lennon who recorded 8 points and 13 rebounds. Undefeated ARBA (13-0) have an impressive series of thirteen victories in a row. They maintain first place with a perfect record of 13 victories in a row. U Latina lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with nine games lost. ARBA are looking forward to face U Costa Rica (#7) in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. U Latina will play against Perez Zeledon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in supposed to be also worth to mention about. 6th ranked U Costa Rica (4-10) played at the court of seventh ranked Liberia (4-8). Liberia smashed U Costa Rica 81-54. Liberia moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Perez Zeledon. U Costa Rica at the other side dropped to the seventh position with ten games lost. Liberia will play against bottom-ranked Abogados (#9) in the next round. U Costa Rica will play against the league's leader ARBA in San Jose and hopes to get back on the winning track.

The best stats of 15th round was 6 points and 13 rebounds by Jefferson Dixon of ARBA.

U Latina - ARBA 58-87

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from San Jose: ARBA (#1) and U Latina (#8). U Latina was crushed at home by 29 points 58-87 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The game without a history. ARBA led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to U Latina's 24. They outrebounded U Latina 51-28 including a 19-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. ARBA looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Isaac Conejo (182-94) who scored 9 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. American forward Ty Armstrong (206-91, college: Concordia Irvine) chipped in 12 points and 8 rebounds. ARBA's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Aldrick Lennon who recorded 8 points and 13 rebounds and international guard Milton Jimenez (-95) added 12 points respectively. ARBA (13-0) have an impressive series of thirteen victories in a row. They maintain first place with a perfect record of 13 victories in a row. U Latina lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with nine games lost. ARBA are looking forward to face U Costa Rica (#7) in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. U Latina will play against Perez Zeledon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
ARBA: D.Wiggins 16+2reb+2ast, T.Armstrong 12+8reb+2ast, A.Ripool 10+3reb+2ast, I.Conejo 9+6reb+8ast, D.Lynch 9+1reb, J.Oliver Anderson Brown (C) 8+4reb+1ast
U Latina: M.Jimenez 12+2reb+1ast, P.Miranda 9+3reb+3ast, K.Jimenez 8+2reb, A.Lennon 8+13reb, A.Mason 8+3reb+2ast, K.Ramirez 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 545929


Liberia - U Costa Rica 81-54

The game in supposed to be also worth to mention about. 6th ranked U Costa Rica (4-10) played at the court of seventh ranked Liberia (4-8). Liberia smashed U Costa Rica 81-54. Liberia moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Perez Zeledon. U Costa Rica at the other side dropped to the seventh position with ten games lost. Liberia will play against bottom-ranked Abogados (#9) in the next round. U Costa Rica will play against the league's leader ARBA in San Jose and hopes to get back on the winning track.
gschID: 545928





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  CROATIA  


Anadolu Efes ink Krunoslav Simon - by Armando Caporaso

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) agreed terms with 32-year old Croatian international swingman Krunoslav Simon (197-102kg-85). He has played for the last two seasons at EA7 Armani in Italian Serie A. In 25 games he had 12.0ppg, 5.1rpg and 2.6apg last season. Simon helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention. Simon also played 21 games in Euroleague where he recorded 11.0ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.9apg and 1.0spg. It was another spectacular season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Simon won Italian SerieA championship title in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Guard of the Year in 2016.
Simon has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2008 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2005.
Simon represented Croatia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 9.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 4.2apg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 25.9%.
Simon has played also professionally in Russia (Lokomotiv), Spain (Unicaja Malaga) and Croatia (KK Zagreb).

Anadolu Efes Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Krunoslav Simon

Forwards:
Derrick Brown
Brock Motum
Ricky Ledo

Center:
Bryant Dunston

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Napoli Cuore tabs Hrvoje Vucic, ex Alkar Sinj - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer Cuore Napoli Basket inked 26-year old Croatian center Hrvoje Vucic (212-111kg-91, college: Walsh). He played most recently at Alkar Sinj in Croatian A1 league. In 26 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.1ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.2apg last season.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Vucic spent at KK_Zabok (also in A1) where in 19 games he averaged 8.7ppg and 2.9rpg. He also played that season for CS Dinamo Bucuresti in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 8 games he had 3.9ppg and 1.0rpg.
Vucic received All-GLIAC 2nd Team award back in 2014 at his college time.
Vucic was a member of Croatian U16 National Team in 2007.
He has played also professionally for other Croatian teams like Croatia for KK Zagreb Cibona.
Vucic attended Walsh University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Krunoslav Krajnovic is the new Head Coach of MBK Handlova - by Igor Obradovic

MBK Handlova (SBL) agreed terms with 42-year old Croatian coach Krunoslav Krajnovic. The last time (13-15) he was coach at BC Prievidza in Slovakian SBL league.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Krajnovic's team won Slovakian League Regular Season in 2015. He was selected to Head Coach: Slovakian League All-Star Game in 2008, 2011 and 2015. Krajinovic was Head Coach of Croatian U16 Women National Team back in 2003.
Also, he won Slovakian League in 2006 and Cup in the same year.
He has coached previously professionally in Croatia (Slavonski Brod).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nikolicbojan83)

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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





Edward Santana claims Dominican Rep. LNB weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced Naturalized Spanish Edward Santana (203-F/C-80) put on an amazing game in the last round for Titanes Licey and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 17.
The 37-year old power forward had a double-double of 28 points and twelve rebounds, while his team crushed Soles SD (#8, 5-14) with 23-point margin 106-83. Titanes Licey maintains the 7th position in Dominican Rep. LNB. Titanes Licey is currently ranked second from the bottom. They need more victories to improve their 7-12 record. In the team's last game Santana had a remarkable 58.3% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Titanes Licey, through which he has constantly improved. Santana has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (6th best: 19.2ppg), rebounds (4th best: 8.6rpg) and averages solid 54.3% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old American forward Aaron Jones (206-F-93) of Huracanes PP. Jones impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 19 points and 17 rebounds. Bad luck as Huracanes PP lost that game 79-86 to slightly higher-ranked Indios SFM (#2, 12-6). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Huracanes PP still maintains its place in the top 3 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 12-7 record is not bad at all. Jones is one of the most experienced players at Huracanes PP and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was American Robert Glenn (203-PF-89) of top-ranked Metros STGO. Glenn scored 27 points. He was a key player of Metros STGO, leading his team to a 98-90 win against the lower-ranked Reales LV (#6, 7-11). Metros STGO confirms their top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 14 victories and 5 lost games. Glenn has a great season in Dominican Republic. After 18 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.4ppg (8th best) and rebounds with 6.9rpg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Elpidio Fortuna (188-G-85) of Leones SD - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Terrence Shannon (203-F-79) of Indios SFM - 18 points and 10 rebounds
6. Adris De Leon (180-PG-84) of Metros STGO - 20 points, 2 rebounds and 8 assists
7. Reggie Hamilton (182-PG-89) of Titanes Licey - 31 points
8. Sterling Gibbs (188-G-92) of Indios SFM - 23 points and 6 assists
9. Devan Downey (175-G-87) of Leones SD - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Adris Rodriguez) of Reales LV - 12 points and 7 rebounds

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



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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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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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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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Andres Rico agreed terms with Valencia - by Eurobasket News

Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of 20-year old guard Andres Rico (188-97). He played most recently at RETAbet Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian in the LEB Gold. In 21 games he recorded just 2.7ppg in 2015-16 season.
The previous (14-15) season Rico played at Real Madrid (EBA) where in 27 games he averaged 7.9ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.7apg. He helped them to win the regular season.
Rico represented Spain at the European Championships U18 in Volos (Greece) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 6.6ppg, 3.2rpg, 4.7apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 45.5%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 72.2%.

Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Antoine Diot
Guillem Vives
Andres Rico

Forwards:
Aaron Doornekamp
Fernando San_Emeterio
Bojan Dubljevic
Alberto Abalde

Center:
Tryggvi Hlinason

Coach: Jesus Vidorreta

By Eurobasket Data Center

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James Augustine left CSKA Moscow - by Eurobasket News

33-year old American forward James Augustine (208-108kg-84, college: Illinois) left CSKA Moscow (VTB). Augustine played there also last season. In 34 Euroleague games he had 6.0ppg and 4.5rpg. He helped them to make it to the Euroleague Final Four. Augustine played there also last season. He also played 31 games in VTB United League where he recorded 6.7ppg and 4.4rpg. Augustine contributed to his team winning the VTB United League championship (twice) (also twice).
In 2006 he was drafted by Orlando Magic (NBA) in second round (41st overall). The former University of Illinois staris in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Honorable Mention in 2016.
Augustine has played also professionally in Spain (Valencia Basket, UCAM Murcia and Gran Canaria) and D-League (Springfield A.).
He could be described: (by Aran Smith for NBADraft.net in 2006)
Forward with good agility, solid athlete ... Runs the floor well, fluid bigman ... Nothing spectacular but plays hard and has developed his offensive game inside ... Works hard inside for rebounds despite small build ... A hustler, plays hard on both ends, good energy level ...
Lacks much of an offensive game, scoring on a lot of put backs and baskets close in ... Offensive skills are somewhat mechanical, predictable ..
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CSKA Moscow roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Leo Westermann
Cory Higgins
Maksim Kondakov
Alexandr Khomenko

Forwards:
Andrey Vorontsevich
Will Clyburn
Andrey Lopatin

Center:
Kyle Hines

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Fenerbahce announce signing of Nicolo Melli - by Eurobasket News

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



Anadolu Efes ink Krunoslav Simon - by Armando Caporaso

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) agreed terms with 32-year old Croatian international swingman Krunoslav Simon (197-102kg-85). He has played for the last two seasons at EA7 Armani in Italian Serie A. In 25 games he had 12.0ppg, 5.1rpg and 2.6apg last season. Simon helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention. Simon also played 21 games in Euroleague where he recorded 11.0ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.9apg and 1.0spg. It was another spectacular season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Simon won Italian SerieA championship title in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Guard of the Year in 2016.
Simon has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2008 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2005.
Simon represented Croatia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 9.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 4.2apg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 25.9%.
Simon has played also professionally in Russia (Lokomotiv), Spain (Unicaja Malaga) and Croatia (KK Zagreb).

Anadolu Efes Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Krunoslav Simon

Forwards:
Derrick Brown
Brock Motum
Ricky Ledo

Center:
Bryant Dunston

By Eurobasket Data Center

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EA7 Armani to sign Andrew Goudelock - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) agreed on terms of contract with 29-year old American guard Andrew Goudelock (190-91kg-88, college: Charleston). He played last season at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv in Israeli Winner League. In 22 games he was third best scorer with impressive 15.3ppg and had 1.9rpg and 3.1apg. Goudelock helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 1st Team and All-Imports Team. Goudelock also played 20 games in Euroleague where he recorded very remarkable stats: 17.3ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.9apg.
Goudelock ended the previous (2015-16) season at the Rockets in NBA. In 10 games he averaged just 2.8ppg. But the most of that year he spent at Xinjiang Flying Tige in Chinese CBA. In 35 games he got high stats: 22.1ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.1spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Honorable Mention.
In 2011 Goudelock was drafted by Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) in second round (46th overall). He attended College of Charleston and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Goudelock won NBA Pacific Division championship title in 2012. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Player of the Year back in 2014.
Goudelock's career allowed him to visit three different continents. He tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. Goudelock has played previously professionally in Russia (Unics Kazan), Turkey (Fenerbahce) and NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce, Los Angeles D-Fenders and Rio Grande Valley Vipers).
On Goudelock: (by Tyler Ingle for NBADraft.net in 2011)
Very energetic offensively ... Hard to defend ... Doesn't waste any time holding the ball, as soon as he receives a pass he looks to make a move ... Good in isolation situations ... Employs an excellent pull-up jump shot with a quick and efficient release ... Is very active without the ball ... Knows how to find openings on the perimeter and set himself up for a catch-and-shoot opportunity. Undersized for a shooting guard at the next level ... Not very skilled in the paint, due to his below average athleticism and size ... Most of his offense comes from the perimeter
.

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dairis Bertans
Andrew Goudelock

Forwards:
Vladimir Micov
Amath M'Baye

Center:
Kaleb Tarczewski

Coach: Simone Pianigiani

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Karam Mashour is a newcomer at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) added to their roster 26-year old international forward Karam Mashour (198-95kg-91, college: Morehead State, agency: Three Eye Sports). He has played for the last two seasons at Bnei Hertzeliyya in the Winner League. In 30 games he recorded 14.2ppg, 10.1rpg, 1.2apg and 1.4spg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Domestic Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team and to the All-Star Game. Mashour also played 9 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged impressive 15.3ppg, 7.0rpg (leader !!!), 1.0apg and 1.6spg.
Mashour's team made it to the OVC Tournament Semifinals in 2015.
He has been also a member of Israeli international program for some years. Mashour has regularly played for Israeli senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2011.
He represented Israel at the European Championships U18 in Metz (France) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.8ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 44.0%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 36.8%.
Mashour graduated from Morehead State in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michael Roll
John DiBartolomeo

Forwards:
Karam Mashour
Jake Cohen

Center:
Alex Tyus

Coach: Arik Shivek

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cyprus and Norway enter Final in Nicosia - by Eurobasket News

SEMIFINALS
Malta - Cyprus 64-67
Cyprus held off Malta to enter Final in Nicosia. Michalis Motitis (192-SG-99) provided 17 points to lead the hosts. Cyprus eked out a 30:28 halftime lead. The home side extended the lead at 4-point mark heading into the fourth quarter. Malta sank 20 points in the fourth frame but could not avoid the loss. Rafail Papaioannou (194-C-00) tallied 11 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Kurt Cassar (209-C-99) responded with 36 points and 31 rebounds for Malta.

Norway - Moldova 108-49
Norway crushed Moldova in the semifinal battle. Six players scored in double digits for the winners. Mikal Gjerde (195-G-00) provided 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge. Norway used a strong 41:7 run in the first period to clear off. Norway then followed with a 55:21 second half run to ice the victory. Tobias Rotegard (195-F/G-00) and Christian Toefte (188-SG-99) accounted for 12 points each for the winning side. Victor Legosin (200-F-00) responded with 29 points and 10 boards for Moldova.




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A.J. Slaughter is a newcomer at ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket - by Igor Obradovic

ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (ProA) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old Polish international point guard A.J. Slaughter (191-80kg-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: BeoBasket). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Slaughter played last season at Strasbourg IG Basket (ProA). In 47 games he recorded 13.2ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.9apg. He helped them to make it to the final. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention. Slaughter also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 10.9ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.3apg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season Slaughter played at Banvit in Turkish BSL. In 32 games he had 12.3ppg, 2.1rpg, 3.4apg and 1.1spg. He contributed to his team making it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. Slaughter also played 18 games in Eurocup where he got 10.4ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.5apg.
Slaughter has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
He represented Poland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 11.5ppg, 1.5rpg, 3.8apg, FGP: 67.9%, 3PT: 47.1%, FT: 87.5%.
Slaughter is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Belfius Mons Hainaut), Greece (Panathinaikos), Italy (Angelico Biella) and France (Cholet Basket and Chalon/Saor).
Slaughter attended Western Kentucky University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
DeMarcus Nelson
A.J. Slaughter
David Lighty
Nicolas Lang
John Roberson
Sofiane Briki
Theo Maledon

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

Centers:
Darryl Watkins
Khadim Sow

Coach: J.D. Jackson

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @miskoraznatovic)

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ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket keeps Nelson for another season - by Igor Obradovic

ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (ProA) re-signed 32-year old American (has also Serbian passport) guard DeMarcus Nelson (193-91kg-85, college: Duke). He played there last season. In 37 ProA games he averaged 8.3ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.8apg and 1.1spg. Nelson helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Nelson also played 17 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 9.8ppg, 4.4rpg, 4.1apg and 1.2spg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season Nelson played at Unicaja Malaga in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 19 games he recorded 4.7ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.6apg. He also played 14 games in Euroleague where he got 6.1ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.4apg and 1.1spg. The other team Nelson played that season for was Monaco. In 13 ProA games he got 9.7ppg, 4.4rpg, 4.3apg and 1.3spg. He can count that season as a very successful as he played French ProA All-Star Game.
Nelson is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Croatia (KK Zagreb), Greece (Panathinaikos), Italy (Scandone Avellino), Ukraine (BC Donetsk), NBA (Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors), Serbia (Crvena Zvezda) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs and Northern Arizona Suns).
Nelson attended Duke University until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket roster for 2017-2018:

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

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

Centers:
Darryl Watkins
Khadim Sow

Coach: J.D. Jackson

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D.J. Cooper is a newcomer at Gravelines - by Igor Obradovic

BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral (ProA) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old American point guard D.J. Cooper (183-80kg-90, college: Ohio, agency: Inception Sports). He is not a newcomer in French League as he played most recently at Pau-Lacq-Orthez (ProA). In 36 games he recorded 13.1ppg, 5.7rpg, 10.8apg and 2.3spg last season. Great year indeed as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Import Player of the Year, Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Defensive Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team. Cooper also played 11 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 11.2ppg, 2.9rpg, 9.2apg (leader !!!) and 1.9spg (in top 5). A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Cooper played at Monaco. In 22 ProA games he had 7.1ppg, 3.5rpg, 6.4apg and 1.9spg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. It was a very successful season as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA 3rd Team. The other team Cooper played that season for was AEK Athens in Greek A1. In 8 games he got 10.9ppg, 5.6rpg, 6.1apg and 1.5spg. Another team Cooper played shortly was Krasny Oktyabr in Russian league. In 6 Eurocup games he got impressive 17.2ppg, 6.2rpg, 10.2apg and 1.7spg. He also played 9 games in VTB United League where he got 12.3ppg, 5.3rpg, 10.9apg and 2.0spg.
Cooper has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He received All-MAC Player of the Year award back in 2013 at his college time.
Cooper has played previously professionally in Greece (Panathinaikos and PAOK Thessaloniki) and Russia (Enisey).
He attended Ohio University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Quentin Serron
D.J. Cooper
Benjamin Sene
Adam Mokoka
Pierre Hannequin
Thomas Descat

Forwards:
Florent Pietrus
Aaron Cel
Terry Allen
Rudy Jomby

Centers:
Fernando Raposo_Laurencio
Issa Dieng

Coach: Julien Mahe

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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

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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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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.

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Valencia keeps Thomas for another season - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) re-signed 31-year old American (has also Georgian passport) power forward Will Thomas (203-100kg-86, agency: Two Points). He played there last season. In 43 Liga Endesa games he averaged 6.7ppg and 4.3rpg. Thomas helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). He also played 23 games in Eurocup where he had 6.3ppg and 4.4rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Thomas played at Unicaja Malaga. In 36 Liga Endesa games he recorded 8.1ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg. He contributed in the Supercup final. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa 3rd Team. Thomas also played 24 games in Euroleague where he got 8.1ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.2apg.
Thomas has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Georgian League Forward of the Year award back in 2012.
Thomas is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Oostende and Liege Basket), Italy (Scandone Avellino), Turkey (Pinar Karsiyaka) and Georgia (Mgzavrebi).

Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Antoine Diot
Guillem Vives
Andres Rico

Forwards:
Aaron Doornekamp
Fernando San_Emeterio
Will Thomas
Bojan Dubljevic
Alberto Abalde

Center:
Tryggvi Hlinason

Coach: Jesus Vidorreta

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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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David Taylor (Gotha) I Know I Will Have To Prove Myself - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

David Taylor (190-G-95, college: Pacific) is a 22 year old 190cm guard that was born in Bayreuth and grew up in Eckersdorf, Germany. He started his basketball career with the BBC Bayreuth 2 (2.Regionalliga) team in 2009. He then played two seasons with the Nuernberger Basketball Club from 2010-2012 getting his first taste of pro B ball at age 15 and pro A ball at age 16. He then moved to TSV Troester Breitenguessbach (ProB) in 2013 where he played 16 games averaging 6.9ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.7apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 41.2%, 3PT: 29.0%, FT: 73.7%, played also at Troester Cybex Breitenguessbach U19 team (NBBL). He moved to the United States in 2013 to Pacific (NCAA) where he played until 2017 playing a total of 104 NCAA games. His most productive season was his second where he played 31 games averaging 7.9ppg, 1.7rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 40.9%, 3PT: 35.9%, FT: 80.6%. he spoke to Eurobasket about basketball

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

I am still in Stockton California right now working on my individual skill work and body. It's been a productive summer so far getting my body ready for this up coming season.


Your last NCAA game was on Feb 25th and you got signed on June 13th by BBL team Gotha. You had a lot of time from then until now. How was the whole transfer period for you? Was going to a BBL team one of your big goals?

After the NCAA season I talked to a lot of people who wanted to help me in the process of finding the right opportunity for me. It took a while because I wanted to make sure it was the right option for me and I found a good fit with Gotha. Yes playing in the BBL was always a goal of mine. Now that I am part of a first league team I will work even harder to help my team succeed.


How important was it that a Wolfgang Heyder is with Gotha and the team is going in a very youth direction wanting to develop German talent?

I think it is great that Wolfgang is a part of the team. I have known him for a long time now and he is one of the people I respect a lot.


You dad played with Bamberg 12 years ago and won the BBL title. When do you remember having that first encounter with Wolfgang Heyder? Did he already come over as a dominant and intelligent basketball mind when you were a kid?

Yes since my dad first played for Bamberg I met Wolfgang Heyder he was always one of the smartest basketball minds in Germany and it will be an honor playing in his organization.


You come into a situation with Gotha coming from the NCAA where you didn't put up the huge stats, but showed signs of brilliance when you had the minutes. What kind of role do you see yourself having and do you think that you could become an impact player down the road?

I know I will have to prove myself. I am ready for a challenge and hope can have a good and positive impact on the teams success.


You're a guard that can fill up the stat sheet. What is your biggest strength and if you had to compare your game to an NBA player who would you compare yourself too?

I know I'm an athletic player who can use my body to my advantage offensively and defensively, while having developed a consistent shot. I would compare myself with a CJ McCollum or Monta Ellis.

How much of a role model is your father Derrick? Has he been more a help on the basketball side or the mental side and how has he helped you most?

My dad was always my greatest role model. I always looked up to him. But he's also my biggest supporter on and off the court. He helps me more on the mental aspect of the game.


You played your first Pro B game at age 15 in 2010 for your father Derrick who was head coach. Back then you played with veterans Will Chavis and ex NBA player of the Denver Nuggets Eric Washington. You played three minutes and scored a bucket. What do you remember from this game and that first basket?

My first pro b game is a faint memory but I can imagine I was excited. It was fun playing against and with my German colleagues. And I would hope my game improved a lot in those past 7 years lol

In that season you also lost in a 3 game playoff series to Ehingen. Ehingen is known for being able to develop young German talent. In that game you faced off against young Germans like Mario Blessing, Malik Mueller, Akeem Vargas and Kevin Bright. When you look back to then and see how your game has developed in the last 7 years are you happy?

It was a great experience playing with the older guys learning from them. I think it helped me learn the importance of competing and that working hard alone isn't always enough.


The next season you played for TSV Troester Breitenguessbach (ProB) playing 16 games averaging 6.9ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.7apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 41.2%, 3PT: 29.0%, FT: 73.7%. You played with two very talented big men with Johanes Richter and Johannes Thiemann. Both didn't get a chance with Bamberg and left. Richter was never to fully be able to make his break through in Frankfurt and Bonn while Thiemann did in Ludwigsburg. How surprised are you that Richter is still looking for his break through and how confident are you that he will make it now in Gotha?

Johannes Richter as well as Thiemann are two very talented players with a lot of potential. I'm positive that Richter will be able to make his break through in Gotha with a great coaching staff behind us.

You had a 4 year career at Pacific (NCAA) playing 109 games. When you look back at your career what do you feel was most beneficial in your 4 year career that made you a better player?

Going to the USA playing college basketball helped me see the game from a different perspective learning a different style of play which I can incorporate into the European style.


In 2015 I interviewed your ex teammate at Pacific (NCAA) Andrew Bock and he said this about you. 'David Taylor is very talented and is getting that feel for the NCAA. He is very fast and this year is learning to control his speed. He is very humble and he also has a big future'. How did he help your game as you came in as a freshman at the guard position and he was finishing as a senior?

Andrew is a great guy, we are both still in contact today. He helped me a lot adjusting to the new playing style and system.


You had head coach Ron Verlin for your first three years, but in your last year had ex NBA player Damon Stoudamire. This was his first job as a head coach after being an assistant with the Memphis Grizzlies and Memphis (NCAA) and Arizona (NCAA). How was he able to give you that last key touch in grooming and preparing you best for a professional career?

Damon Stoudamire did a great job for it being his first year at the head coach position. His knowledge of the game especially of the guard position really helped and I wish I had more time to learn more.

You battled TJ Wallace for 4 years at Pacific in practice. How did he help make you better as a player and how bright is his future? Could you see him playing in Germany?

Me and TJ battled everyday over the last four years. He also is a great guy and teammate. I think his future is bright if he sets his mind to it and would be fun playing against him on opposing teams for a twist.

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


I think the Cameron Payne from the Thunders was one of the toughest match ups I had, but I gave him a good fight.


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

would want to play with LeBron, KD, Deandre Jordan, and CP3.


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

LeBron is one of the greatest ever as of right now but if he wins another championship he could take MJs crown for being the best.


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

KG is really good I would rank him under the top 7 best power forwards ever.


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


Klay is one of the best shooters and displayed one of the best shooting performances ever.

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?


Stat wise you can arguably say that he is the best but you can never count out James Harden's stat lines either.


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


Lonzo Ball is a good hooper. I don't know how well his game will translate in the NBA. I'm curious to find out though.


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


I think at times Russell Westbrook was a little to focused on getting his stat line instead of playing the right way.


What was the last movie that you saw?

The last movie I watched was Wonder Woman.


Thanks David for the chat.




The Rostock Seawolves Add Dennis Teucher Until 2019 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The Rostock Seawolves have secured the rights to Dennis Teucher (200-F/G-96) for the next two years giving him a contract. Dennis Teucher is a 21 year old 201cm forward that last season played for RSV Eintracht Stahnsdorf (ProB) playing 22 games averaging 7.7ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 49.2%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 76.7%, played also at RSVE Teltow/Kleinm./Stahnsdorf 2 (2.Regionalliga): 7 games: 8.9ppg. "Dennis is still young and has a great attitude. His grit, fighting play and mobiity should help us on defense. I am happy that he is coming to Rostock for the next step", stressed head coach Ralf Rehberger.

Last season in the Pro B north, Teucher scored in double figures seven times. Some of his bests coring games included a 18 point effort in the win against his future team Rostock as well as 12 point games against Itzehoe and Bochum. He also produced a 11 point and seven rebound game in a win against Rist Wedel. The German started his basketball career with the DBV Charlottenburg/TuS Lichterfelde 2 (2.Regionalliga). In the 2014-2015 season with DBV Charlottenburg/TuS Lichterfelde (Regionalliga), he played 16 games: averaging 4.8ppg, 2.2rpg, played also for U19 team (NBBL). In 2015-2016 he moved to RSV Eintracht Stahnsdorf (ProB) playing 21 games averaging 1.5ppg, 1.3rpg.

Source:Rostock Seawolves



Openjobmetis VA tabs Cameron Wells, ex Giessen 46ers - by Eurobasket News

Openjobmetis Varese (Serie A) inked 29-year old American point guard Cameron Wells (186-94kg-88, college: Citadel). He has played for the last three years at Giessen 46ers in German BBL league. In 33 games he averaged 14.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.0apg and 1.2spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
Wells has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Among other achievements he won German 2.Bundesliga Pro A championship title in 2015. Wells received also NABC Division I All-District 22 1st Team award back in 2010 and 2011 at his college time.
Wells has played previously professionally also in Holland (Zwolle).
He attended Citadel until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

Openjobmetis Varese roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Cameron Wells
Antabia Waller
Matteo Tambone

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

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GS Kronos Agiou Dimitriou tabs Panagiotis Zaraidonis - by Chris Mammides

GS Kronos Agiou Dimitriou (B) inked 22-year old Greek guard Panagiotis Zaraidonis (193-88kg-95). He has only college experience so far playing last time for Le Moyne (NCAA2). Zaraidonis has played there for the last three years.
He played at the Northeast-10 Tournament Semifinals in 2014.
Zaraidonis has played previously for AE Ikaros Kallitheas.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

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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

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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

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Giannis Kakiouzis joins Ikaroi Serron - by Chris Mammides

AOK Ikaroi Serron (C) agreed terms with experienced 39-year old power forward Giannis Kakiouzis (205-78). He played last season at Papagou in the B. C will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek B League Co-Forward of the Year.
The previous (15-16) season Kakiouzis played at GS Kymis (A2) where in 26 games he had 5.7ppg and 3.2rpg. He helped them to win the A2 title (twice).
Kakiouzis has spent his entire career in Greece playing for seven other teams: Amyntas Dafnis, AEK Athens, Pagrati, Ilysiakos, Makedonikos, Koropi and Ilysiakos.
Kakiouzis is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Ikaroi Serron.

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Georgianos re-signs at Ikaroi Serron - by Chris Mammides

AOK Ikaroi Serron (C) confirmed in their roster 26-year old guard Pantelis Georgianos (180-91). has played there for the last six seasons. Georgianos missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.

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Andreas Spyropoulos agreed terms with AO Ikaros Nea Smyrnis - by Chris Mammides

AO Ikaros Nea Smyrnis (C) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old guard Andreas Spyropoulos (184-93). He played most recently at G.S. Apollon Smyrnis in the B. C will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Spyropoulos played at Mandraikos.
His team was Runner-Up of C Division (South-Group 1) 2016.
Spyropoulos has played previously for four other teams: Panathinaikos, Panionios, Panerythraikos and Enosi.

AO Ikaros Nea Smyrnis roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Giannis Grammatikos
Andreas Spyropoulos
Minas Paspalas
Nikos Veliziotis
Andreas Melissourgos

Forwards:
Savvas Dorkofikis
Nikolaos Lavaris
Christos Darmogiannis

Centers:
Giorgos Vouzas
Kosta Mihalopoulos

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Gerasimos Mantalvanos signs at G.S. Apollon Smyrnis - by Chris Mammides

G.S. Apollon Smyrnis (B) landed 23-year old forward Gerasimos Mantalvanos (196-94, college: Northwestern, IA). He played most recently at Akrata Achaias in the C.
Mantalvanos has played previously for Marousi.
He attended Northwestern College, IA until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

G.S. Apollon Smyrnis roster for 2017-2018:

Costas Andreopoulos
Theodoros Stratomitros
Kostas Andreopoulos
Gerasimos Mantalvanos
Konstantinos Ekonomakis
Alexandros Georgiadis
Giannis Simos

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Haris Plioukas (ex Hagen BG) signs at Kavala - by Chris Mammides

Enosi Kalathosfairisis Kavalas (A2) landed 28-year old Greek swingman Haris Plioukas (200-89). He has played for the last two years at BG Hagen in German Regionalliga. In 26 games he averaged 11.3ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg last season.
Among other achievements Plioukas received Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
He was a member of Greek U18 National Team in 2007.
Plioukas has played previously for six other Greece teams: Aris, Panellinios, Filippos Veroias, Ermis Perama, OF Irakleio and Ermis Lagkada.

Enosi Kalathosfairisis Kavalas roster for 2017-2018:

Haris Plioukas
Dimitris Athanasiadis
Iason Pantopoulos
Andreas Karapiperidis

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Facey starts his pro career at Trikalla - by Chris Mammides

Aries Trikalla BC (A1) agreed terms with 24-year old Jamaican power forward Kentan Facey (206-93kg-93). Facey just graduated from Connecticut (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 33 games he had 8.5ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.2bpg last season. Facey helped them to make it to the semifinals.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Facey's college team won AAC Tournament in 2016.

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Mantova inks Bobby Jones - by Armando Caporaso

Stings Mantova (Serie A2) agreed terms with 33-year old American (has also Guinean passport) forward Robert Jones (201-98kg-84, college: Washington) from Piacenza. In 19 Serie A2 games in Italy he had 14.4ppg, 9.0rpg, 1.8apg and 1.1spg last season.
He was voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 Honorable Mention in 2017.
The previous (15-16) season Jones played at Juvecaserta (Serie A) where in 26 games he recorded 11.3ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.7spg (in top 4).
In 2006 he was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in second round (37th overall). The former University of Washington staris in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Jones is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. Jones tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Puerto Rico (Brujos), NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce), Italy (Roma Virtus, The Flexx Pistoia, Unieuro Forli, BancaTercas and Sutor Montegranaro) and Dominican Republic (Titanes Licey).
On Jones: Good perimeter defender. He is a stellar defensive player, a good athlete and an unselfish team guy. He is the model of the type of player in terms of his unselfish team attitude and mental toughness.

Stings Mantova roster for 2017-2018:

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

Coach: Davide Lamma

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HOLLAND  


Bulgaria beat Netherlands twice in Botevgrad - by Eurobasket News

Bulgaria beat Netherlands twice in Botevgrad in a friendly campaign. In game 1 Bulgaria celebrated an 80-71 win as Aleksander Vezenkov (206-PF-95) stepped up with 29 points to lead the pace. Roeland Schaftenaar (211-F/C-88, college: Oregon St.) scored 16 points in a loss and Worthy de Jong (194-SG-88) added 15.
Tonight Bulgaria celebrated a 91-78 victory. Aleksander Vezenkov top-scored for the winners with 25 points and 10 rebounds, while Pavel Marinov (199-SF-88) delivered 13. Yannick Franke (194-G-96) answered with 21 points in a loss and Thomas van der Mars (208-C-90, college: Portland) ended up with 17.



Leeuwarden tabs Stefan Mladenovic - by Eurobasket News

Aris Leeuwarden (Eredivisie) inked 27-year old Dutch international guard Stefan Mladenovic (190-90). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Serbian passport. Mladenovic played most recently at Donar Groningen (Eredivisie). He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 31 Eredivisie games he averaged just 2.9ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.5apg. Mladenovic helped them to win the league title (twice) and the Supercup (also twice). A very good season in his career as he was selected to Dutch Eredivisie All-Star Game. Mladenovic also played 8 games in FIBA Europe Cup, but he had only 0.5ppg and 1.5apg. And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded only 2.5ppg.
The previous (15-16) season Mladenovic played at Rotterdam Challengers. In 25 Eredivisie games he got 8.3ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.3apg.
Among other achievements Mladenovic received Eurobasket.com Dutch Eredivisie All-Newcomers Team award back in 2008.
He has been also a member of Dutch international program for some years. Mladenovic has regularly played for Dutch senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
He also represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 0pts.
Mladenovic has played previously for two other teams: Den Helder and M.Magixx.

Aris Leeuwarden roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Stefan Mladenovic
Leroy Peterson

Forwards:
Meshack Lufile
Niels Bunschoten

Coach: Tony van den Bosch

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HUNGARY  


FC Barcelona signed Hanga on 3-year contract worth 7.5m$ - by Igor Obradovic

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) landed 28-year old Hungarian international small forward Adam Hanga (199-90kg-89, agency: Octagon Europe). He will sign 3 year contract which will be worth 7.500.000$. Hanga has played for the last two years at Baskonia in the Liga Endesa. In 37 games he averaged 11.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.4apg and 1.4spg last season. Hanga helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Forward of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Bosmans Team. Hanga also played 33 games in Euroleague where he had 10.5ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.4apg and 1.3spg (in top 4). He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Defensive Player of the Year and selected to Honorable Mention.
In 2011 Hanga was drafted by San Antonio Spurs (NBA) in second round (59th overall).
Among other achievements he played in the final of Hungarian League in 2011. Hanga received also Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2010.
He has been also a member of Hungarian international program for some years. Hanga has regularly played for Hungarian senior team since 2009 and previously for U18 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
He also represented Hungary at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: Score-3 (19.4ppg), 7.2rpg, 4.4apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 55.3%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 61.3%.
Hanga has played also professionally in Italy (Scandone Avellino) and Hungary (Alba, Fehervar and Palota).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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FC Barcelona signed Hanga on 3-year contract worth 7.5m$ - by Igor Obradovic

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) landed 28-year old Hungarian international small forward Adam Hanga (199-90kg-89, agency: Octagon Europe). He will sign 3 year contract which will be worth 7.500.000$. Hanga has played for the last two years at Baskonia in the Liga Endesa. In 37 games he averaged 11.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.4apg and 1.4spg last season. Hanga helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Forward of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Bosmans Team. Hanga also played 33 games in Euroleague where he had 10.5ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.4apg and 1.3spg (in top 4). He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Defensive Player of the Year and selected to Honorable Mention.
In 2011 Hanga was drafted by San Antonio Spurs (NBA) in second round (59th overall).
Among other achievements he played in the final of Hungarian League in 2011. Hanga received also Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2010.
He has been also a member of Hungarian international program for some years. Hanga has regularly played for Hungarian senior team since 2009 and previously for U18 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
He also represented Hungary at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: Score-3 (19.4ppg), 7.2rpg, 4.4apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 55.3%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 61.3%.
Hanga has played also professionally in Italy (Scandone Avellino) and Hungary (Alba, Fehervar and Palota).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ISRAEL  


EA7 Armani close to sign Andrew Goudelock? - by Igor Obradovic

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) is close to land 29-year old American guard Andrew Goudelock (190-91kg-88, college: Charleston) who played last time at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv in Israel. In 22 Winner League games he was third best scorer with impressive 15.3ppg and recorded 1.9rpg and 3.1apg last season. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 1st Team and All-Imports Team. Goudelock also played 20 games in Euroleague where he averaged remarkable 17.3ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.9apg.
Goudelock ended the previous (2015-16) season at the Rockets in NBA. In 10 games he had 2.8ppg. But the most of that year he spent at Xinjiang Flying Tige in Chinese CBA. In 35 games he got high stats: 22.1ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.1spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Honorable Mention.
In 2011 Goudelock was drafted by Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) in second round (46th overall). The former College of Charleston staris in his seventh season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Goudelock won NBA Pacific Division championship title in 2012. He received also Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Player of the Year award back in 2014.
And here thanks to pro basketball Goudelock experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Goudelock has played previously professionally in Russia (Unics Kazan), Turkey (Fenerbahce) and NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce, Los Angeles D-Fenders and Rio Grande Valley Vipers).

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 (via @basketeurope)

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Karam Mashour is a newcomer at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) added to their roster 26-year old international forward Karam Mashour (198-95kg-91, college: Morehead State, agency: Three Eye Sports). He has played for the last two seasons at Bnei Hertzeliyya in the Winner League. In 30 games he recorded 14.2ppg, 10.1rpg, 1.2apg and 1.4spg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Domestic Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team and to the All-Star Game. Mashour also played 9 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged impressive 15.3ppg, 7.0rpg (leader !!!), 1.0apg and 1.6spg.
Mashour's team made it to the OVC Tournament Semifinals in 2015.
He has been also a member of Israeli international program for some years. Mashour has regularly played for Israeli senior team since 2016 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2011.
He represented Israel at the European Championships U18 in Metz (France) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.8ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 44.0%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 36.8%.
Mashour graduated from Morehead State in 2015 and it is his third season as a professional player.

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michael Roll
John DiBartolomeo

Forwards:
Karam Mashour
Jake Cohen

Center:
Alex Tyus

Coach: Arik Shivek

By Eurobasket Data Center

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EA7 Armani to sign Andrew Goudelock - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) agreed on terms of contract with 29-year old American guard Andrew Goudelock (190-91kg-88, college: Charleston). He played last season at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv in Israeli Winner League. In 22 games he was third best scorer with impressive 15.3ppg and had 1.9rpg and 3.1apg. Goudelock helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 1st Team and All-Imports Team. Goudelock also played 20 games in Euroleague where he recorded very remarkable stats: 17.3ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.9apg.
Goudelock ended the previous (2015-16) season at the Rockets in NBA. In 10 games he averaged just 2.8ppg. But the most of that year he spent at Xinjiang Flying Tige in Chinese CBA. In 35 games he got high stats: 22.1ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.1spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Honorable Mention.
In 2011 Goudelock was drafted by Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) in second round (46th overall). He attended College of Charleston and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Goudelock won NBA Pacific Division championship title in 2012. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Player of the Year back in 2014.
Goudelock's career allowed him to visit three different continents. He tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. Goudelock has played previously professionally in Russia (Unics Kazan), Turkey (Fenerbahce) and NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce, Los Angeles D-Fenders and Rio Grande Valley Vipers).
On Goudelock: (by Tyler Ingle for NBADraft.net in 2011)
Very energetic offensively ... Hard to defend ... Doesn't waste any time holding the ball, as soon as he receives a pass he looks to make a move ... Good in isolation situations ... Employs an excellent pull-up jump shot with a quick and efficient release ... Is very active without the ball ... Knows how to find openings on the perimeter and set himself up for a catch-and-shoot opportunity. Undersized for a shooting guard at the next level ... Not very skilled in the paint, due to his below average athleticism and size ... Most of his offense comes from the perimeter
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EA7 Emporio Armani Milano roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dairis Bertans
Andrew Goudelock

Forwards:
Vladimir Micov
Amath M'Baye

Center:
Kaleb Tarczewski

Coach: Simone Pianigiani

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Coach Ryan Pannone (ex Hapoel J-M) takes over at Prievidza - by Eurobasket News

BC Prievidza (SBL) hired 32-year old American coach Ryan Pannone. He worked last season at Hapoel Jerusalem in Israeli Winner League. He helped them to win the league title and the cup.
The previous (15-16) season Pannone coached at White Wings (ProA) in German league.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Maccabi Rishon keeps Brandwein for another season - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion (Winner League) re-signed 29-year old naturalized Polish point guard Oded Brandwein (179-88). He played there last season. In 18 Winner League games he recorded 7.1ppg, 1.1rpg and 2.4apg. Brandwein helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played that season for Hapoel Tel Aviv. But in 8 Winner League games he averaged just 1.8ppg and 1.3apg.
Brandwein represented Israel at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.8ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 26.9%, FT: 69.2%.
Brandwein has played previously professionally in Israel (Galil Gilboa, Bnei Hasharon, Ironi Nahariya, Hasharon and Elitzur Ramla) and Poland (AZS Koszalin, Kotwica and Energa Czarni).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hapoel Afula lands Wayne Langston, ex Rieker KN - by Nir Luna

Hapoel Afula (National League) tabbed 24-year old American forward Wayne Langston (201-111kg-93, college: Murray State). He played most recently at MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno in Slovakian SBL league. In 54 games he averaged 14.8ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg last season. Langston helped them to make it to the final and Cup semifinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League Forward of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team. His team won Alpe Adria Cup.
Langston graduated from Murray State in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Hapoel Afula roster for 2017-2018:

Tal Parselani
Travis Cohn
Wayne Langston
Azmi Abu Ahmed

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Hapoel Jerusalem keeps Jerrells for another season - by Nir Luna

Defending champion Hapoel Jerusalem (Winner League) re-signed 30-year old American point guard Curtis Jerrells (185-88kg-87, college: Baylor). He played there last season. In 39 Winner League games he averaged 13.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.6apg and 1.2spg. Jerrells helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 1st Team and All-Imports Team. Jerrells also played 19 games in Eurocup where he had very impressive stats: 16.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.7apg and 1.3spg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season Jerrells was tested by Galatasaray in Turkish BSL. In four games he recorded 4.8ppg and 2.0apg. He also played 11 games in Eurocup where he got 4.0ppg and 1.7rpg. Jerrells also spent pre-season at Unics Kazan (VTB) in Russian league that year.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Import Player of the Year award back in 2011.
Jerrells is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (Armani Milano), Spain (UCAM Murcia), NBA (San Antonio Spurs), Serbia (Partizan), Turkey (Fenerbahce and Besiktas) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs and Maine Red Claws).
Jerrells attended Baylor University until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

Hapoel Jerusalem roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Yotam Halperin
Yogev Ohayon
Curtis Jerrells
Jerome Dyson

Forwards:
Lior Eliyahu
Tarence Kinsey

Center:
Richard Howell

Coach: Fotis Katsikaris

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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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  ITALY  


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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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Federico Loschi joins Alma Trieste - by Eurobasket News

Pallacanestro Alma Trieste (Serie A2) agreed terms with 27-year old swingman Federico Loschi (197-88kg-90) from Ambalt Recanati. In 25 Serie A2 games he had 11.8ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.0apg and 1.0spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Loschi played at Givova Scafati Basket (Serie A) where in 41 games he recorded 7.5ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.5apg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
Loschi was U22 Summer League in Castelfranco Veneto Top Scorer back in 2012.
He was a member of Italian U20 National Team in 2010.
Loschi has played previously for five other teams: Benetton Treviso, Germani Basket Brescia, Riva del Garda, Piacenza and Piacenza Basket Club.
On Loschi: A long distance shooter who can defend. Needs to work on his passing and court vision. Now fully recovered from a knee injury that slowed his maturation.

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Andrea Barsanti signs at Palestrina - by Armando Caporaso

Citysightseeing Palestrina (Serie B) landed 31-year old guard Andrea Barsanti (188-86, agency: SPORTlab Agency) from Napoli Cuore. In 42 Serie B games he averaged 13.5ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.9apg and 1.0spg last season. He helped them to win the cup and make to league final four, obtaining the promotion. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Barsanti played at Pallacanestro Senigallia where in 23 Serie B games he had 13.9ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.0apg and 1.2spg.
Barsanti won Italian Nazionale B Group A Play-Off championship title in 2012.
He was a member of Italian U20 National Team back in 2005.
Barsanti has played previously for seven other teams: The Flexx Pistoia, Lucca, Gandino, Osimo, Bisceglie, Agrigento and Osimo.

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Gaziantep inks D.J. White, ex Fiat TO - by Eurobasket News

Gaziantep Basketbol (BSL) signed 31-year old American power forward D.J. White (206-113kg-86, college: Indiana). He has played for the last two seasons at Fiat Torino in Italian Serie A. In 26 games he had very impressive stats: 15.5ppg, 8.0rpg (#5 in the league) and 1.3apg last season. Great year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA 2nd Team.
In 2008 White was drafted by Detroit Pistons (NBA) in first round (29th overall). He attended Indiana University and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others White played in the final of D-League in 2010. He was also voted USBasket.com All-NCAA D1 2nd Team back in 2008 at his college time.
White is quite experienced player. He has played in four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). White has played previously professionally in China (Sharks, Blue Whales and Sturgeons), Spain (Baskonia), NBA (Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Oklahoma City Thunder and Charlotte Hornets) and NBA G League (Oklahoma City Blue).

Gaziantep Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Erolcan Cinko
Can_Ugur Ogut

Forwards:
D.J. White
Orhan Haciyeva

Coach: Stefanos Dedas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Recanati adds Broglia to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Ambalt Recanati (Serie B) added to their roster 31-year old forward Giorgio Broglia (198-94kg-86, agency: Interperformances) from Montegrano. In 38 Serie B games he recorded 10.3ppg, 6.9rpg and 2.6apg last season. He helped them to win the Serie B title (twice) (also twice). A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie B Honorable Mention.
Broglia was a member of Italian U18 National Team back in 2004.
He has played previously for six other teams: Rimini, Pesaro Loreto, Ravenna, Morciano, Santarcangelo and Orzinuovi GaGa.
The scouts decsribe him following way: An experienced player who can spend time in both forward positions. Has a very good ball-handling and game reading, but he's a little bit too slow and skinny.

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Tortona lands Francesco Quaglia - by Eurobasket News

Orsi Derthona Basket Tortona (Serie A2) tabbed 29-year old center Francesco Quaglia (207-101kg-88). He played most recently at MIA-RO Cantu (Serie A). Serie A was a little too high level for him, where in 16 games he averaged just 1.9ppg and 1.3rpg last season. Serie A2 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Quaglia played at Fortituto Kontatto Bologna (also in Serie A). Serie A was a little too high level for him, where in 42 games he had only 1.9ppg and 1.9rpg. He helped them to make it to the final.
Quaglia was a member of Italian U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
He has played previously for six other teams: Sutor Montegranaro, Osimo, Massafra, Virtus Bologna, Cantini Lorano and Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria.

Orsi Derthona Basket Tortona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marco Spanghero
Francesco Stefanelli

Forward:
Todor Radonjic

Centers:
Luca Garri
Francesco Quaglia
Milos Divac

Coach: Lorenzo Pansa

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Ferguson re-signs at Angelico Biella - by Eurobasket News

Angelico Biella (Serie A2) confirmed in their roster 28-year old American point guard Jazzmarr Ferguson (185-76kg-89, college: IU Southeast). He was a team leader there last season. In 35 Serie A2 games he recorded very impressive stats: 20.1ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.3apg and 1.0spg. Ferguson helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Cup final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Mantova (Serie A) where in four games he averaged 9.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.8apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Ferguson won Australian SEABL championship title in 2012. He was also voted KIAC Men's Basketball Player of the Year back in 2011 at his college time.
Thanks to Ferguson's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Ferguson has played previously professionally in Canada (Moncton Miracles), Italy (Unieuro Forli and Vanoli Cremona) and Australia (Bandits and Bendigo Braves).
He attended Indiana University Southeast until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Senior guard Jazzmarr Ferguson was named the Male Athlete of the Year by the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference as announced by Conference Commissioner Bill Melton. Ferguson, a native of Louisville, Ky. and a Moore High School graduate, had a stellar senior campaign for the Grenadiers.Ferguson passed Mitchell Speedy to become IU Southeast's all-time leading scorer in the KIAC Championship semifinal when he scored 31 points against Brescia University on Feb. 24. He is the first IU Southeast player to break the 2,000 point mark.Ferguson finished his Grenadier career with 2,042 career points. Ferguson helped lead the Grenadiers to a 21-11 record and 11-2 conference record this season. He capped off his senior season by being named to the NAIA All-American first team, the first Grenadier player to be named first team All-American. Jazzmarr is an explosive scorer with great quickness and leaping ability. He is a phenomenal scorer who could play either the point or the shooting guard. Jazz is a great playmaker who can score at a very high level. Jazz has high shooting percentages are phenomenal. Jazz can hit three pointers from downtown Indianapolis and his shot selection is excellent. He possesses great range on his jump shot and is a great pro three-point shooter, but with his range could be a great NBA three-point shooter.

Angelico Biella roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jazzmarr Ferguson
Luca Pollone

Forward:
Albano Chiarastella

Centers:
Giorgio Sgobba
Amedeo Tessitori

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Umana Venezia tabs Paul Biligha - by Eurobasket News

Umana Reyer Venezia (Serie A) inked 27-year old naturalized Cameroonian power forward Paul Biligha (200-106kg-90, agency: Players Group) from Vanoli Cremona. In 30 Serie A games he averaged 10.9ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1bpg last season. He helped them to make it to the Supercup semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Most Improved Player of the Year.
Biligha's team made it to the Italian Cup Final Four in 2016.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.9ppg, 5.4rpg, Blocks-4 (1.1bpg), FGP: 55.6%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 70.0%.
Biligha has played previously for five other teams: Pavia Basket, Firenze Enic, Scandone Avellino, Piacenza and FCM Ferentino.
His game is described as: Has long arms and great athletic skills, works hard in the paint even being undersized for the job. Has great team mentality and attitude, and improved every season he played.

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Mantova inks Bobby Jones - by Armando Caporaso

Stings Mantova (Serie A2) agreed terms with 33-year old American (has also Guinean passport) forward Robert Jones (201-98kg-84, college: Washington) from Piacenza. In 19 Serie A2 games in Italy he had 14.4ppg, 9.0rpg, 1.8apg and 1.1spg last season.
He was voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 Honorable Mention in 2017.
The previous (15-16) season Jones played at Juvecaserta (Serie A) where in 26 games he recorded 11.3ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.7spg (in top 4).
In 2006 he was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in second round (37th overall). The former University of Washington staris in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Jones is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. Jones tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Puerto Rico (Brujos), NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce), Italy (Roma Virtus, The Flexx Pistoia, Unieuro Forli, BancaTercas and Sutor Montegranaro) and Dominican Republic (Titanes Licey).
On Jones: Good perimeter defender. He is a stellar defensive player, a good athlete and an unselfish team guy. He is the model of the type of player in terms of his unselfish team attitude and mental toughness.

Stings Mantova roster for 2017-2018:

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

Coach: Davide Lamma

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Openjobmetis VA tabs Cameron Wells, ex Giessen 46ers - by Eurobasket News

Openjobmetis Varese (Serie A) inked 29-year old American point guard Cameron Wells (186-94kg-88, college: Citadel). He has played for the last three years at Giessen 46ers in German BBL league. In 33 games he averaged 14.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.0apg and 1.2spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
Wells has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Among other achievements he won German 2.Bundesliga Pro A championship title in 2015. Wells received also NABC Division I All-District 22 1st Team award back in 2010 and 2011 at his college time.
Wells has played previously professionally also in Holland (Zwolle).
He attended Citadel until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

Openjobmetis Varese roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Cameron Wells
Antabia Waller
Matteo Tambone

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

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Giuri re-signs at JuveCaserta - by Eurobasket News

Pasta Reggia JuveCaserta (Serie A) confirmed in their roster 29-year old guard Marco Giuri (194-90kg-88). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 30 Serie A games he had 6.5ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.5apg and 1.1spg last season.
Giuri's team won Italian LNP Cup in 2015.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 3.8ppg, 2.4rpg.
Giuri has played previously for eight other teams: Libertas Liburnia, Verona, Enel Brindisi, Vigevano, Jesi, Siena Virtus, Sutor Montegranaro and Novipiu Casale.
On Giuri: A big sized PG who can spend time also at the SG. Knows yet how to read the game and how to punish any opponents' mistake, can score in various ways, even if he's yet working to add a reliable outside shot.

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Olginate inks Davide Todeschini - by Eurobasket News

Gordon Olginate (Serie B) agreed terms with 24-year old point guard Davide Todeschini (190-93) from Basket Lecco. Todeschini has played there for the last six years. In 37 Serie B games he had 8.2ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.6apg and 1.5spg last season.
He helped his team to make it to the Nazionale C Group B Final in 2012.

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Davide Rosignoli agreed terms with Varese Robur - by Eurobasket News

Robur et Fides Varese (Serie B) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old power forward Davide Rosignoli (203-105kg-88) from Firenze All Foods. In 35 Serie B games he recorded 9.2ppg, 7.0rpg and 3.0apg last season.
Rosignoli played in the final of Italian Serie B in 2016.
He represented Italy at the World University Games in Beograd (Serbia) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 2.8ppg, 2.3rpg.
Rosignoli has played previously for eight other teams: Openjobmetis VA, Unieuro Forli, Scafati, Varese Elmec, FCM Ferentino, Bisceglie, Rieti and Montegrano.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Started playing at center posiution, and now he' s quickly adapting to the forward positions; has good offensive moves, is improving his outside shooting, needs to bulk up, but has huge upside at forward position;.

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EA7 Armani to sign Andrew Goudelock - by Eurobasket News

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) agreed on terms of contract with 29-year old American guard Andrew Goudelock (190-91kg-88, college: Charleston). He played last season at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv in Israeli Winner League. In 22 games he was third best scorer with impressive 15.3ppg and had 1.9rpg and 3.1apg. Goudelock helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 1st Team and All-Imports Team. Goudelock also played 20 games in Euroleague where he recorded very remarkable stats: 17.3ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.9apg.
Goudelock ended the previous (2015-16) season at the Rockets in NBA. In 10 games he averaged just 2.8ppg. But the most of that year he spent at Xinjiang Flying Tige in Chinese CBA. In 35 games he got high stats: 22.1ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.1spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Honorable Mention.
In 2011 Goudelock was drafted by Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) in second round (46th overall). He attended College of Charleston and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Goudelock won NBA Pacific Division championship title in 2012. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Player of the Year back in 2014.
Goudelock's career allowed him to visit three different continents. He tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. Goudelock has played previously professionally in Russia (Unics Kazan), Turkey (Fenerbahce) and NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce, Los Angeles D-Fenders and Rio Grande Valley Vipers).
On Goudelock: (by Tyler Ingle for NBADraft.net in 2011)
Very energetic offensively ... Hard to defend ... Doesn't waste any time holding the ball, as soon as he receives a pass he looks to make a move ... Good in isolation situations ... Employs an excellent pull-up jump shot with a quick and efficient release ... Is very active without the ball ... Knows how to find openings on the perimeter and set himself up for a catch-and-shoot opportunity. Undersized for a shooting guard at the next level ... Not very skilled in the paint, due to his below average athleticism and size ... Most of his offense comes from the perimeter
.

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dairis Bertans
Andrew Goudelock

Forwards:
Vladimir Micov
Amath M'Baye

Center:
Kaleb Tarczewski

Coach: Simone Pianigiani

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Napoli Cuore tabs Hrvoje Vucic, ex Alkar Sinj - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer Cuore Napoli Basket inked 26-year old Croatian center Hrvoje Vucic (212-111kg-91, college: Walsh). He played most recently at Alkar Sinj in Croatian A1 league. In 26 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.1ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.2apg last season.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Vucic spent at KK_Zabok (also in A1) where in 19 games he averaged 8.7ppg and 2.9rpg. He also played that season for CS Dinamo Bucuresti in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 8 games he had 3.9ppg and 1.0rpg.
Vucic received All-GLIAC 2nd Team award back in 2014 at his college time.
Vucic was a member of Croatian U16 National Team in 2007.
He has played also professionally for other Croatian teams like Croatia for KK Zagreb Cibona.
Vucic attended Walsh University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

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Santambrogio re-signs at Varese Robur - by Eurobasket News

Robur et Fides Varese (Serie B) confirmed in their roster 29-year old point guard Marco Santambrogio (188-88). He has played there for the last five seasons. In 27 Serie B games he had 11.0ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.9apg last season.
Santambrogio was a member of Italian U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
He has played previously for five other teams: Openjobmetis VA, 7 Laghi Gazzada, Varese Elmec, Bari and Saronno.

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EA7 Armani close to sign Andrew Goudelock? - by Igor Obradovic

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) is close to land 29-year old American guard Andrew Goudelock (190-91kg-88, college: Charleston) who played last time at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv in Israel. In 22 Winner League games he was third best scorer with impressive 15.3ppg and recorded 1.9rpg and 3.1apg last season. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 1st Team and All-Imports Team. Goudelock also played 20 games in Euroleague where he averaged remarkable 17.3ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.9apg.
Goudelock ended the previous (2015-16) season at the Rockets in NBA. In 10 games he had 2.8ppg. But the most of that year he spent at Xinjiang Flying Tige in Chinese CBA. In 35 games he got high stats: 22.1ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.1spg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Honorable Mention.
In 2011 Goudelock was drafted by Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) in second round (46th overall). The former College of Charleston staris in his seventh season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Goudelock won NBA Pacific Division championship title in 2012. He received also Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Player of the Year award back in 2014.
And here thanks to pro basketball Goudelock experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Goudelock has played previously professionally in Russia (Unics Kazan), Turkey (Fenerbahce) and NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce, Los Angeles D-Fenders and Rio Grande Valley Vipers).

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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  JAMAICA  


Facey starts his pro career at Trikalla - by Chris Mammides

Aries Trikalla BC (A1) agreed terms with 24-year old Jamaican power forward Kentan Facey (206-93kg-93). Facey just graduated from Connecticut (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 33 games he had 8.5ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.2bpg last season. Facey helped them to make it to the semifinals.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Facey's college team won AAC Tournament in 2016.

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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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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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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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By Eurobasket Data Center

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Amir Johnson signs at Phi.76ers - by Igor Obradovic

Philadelphia 76ers landed 30-year old power forward Amir Johnson (206-95kg-87) from Boston Celtics. In 94 NBA games he averaged 5.9ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.5apg last season. He helped them to win the Atlantic Division title (twice).
In 2005 Johnson was drafted by Detroit Pistons in second round (56th overall). He has never attended the college and entered pro basketball just after his high school.
Johnson has played previously professionally in NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce) and D-League (Fayetteville P.).

Philadelphia 76ers roster for 2017-2018:

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

Center:
Amir Johnson

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Milwaukee Bucks sign rookie Jalen Moore in his first year in pro basketball - by Igor Obradovic

Milwaukee Bucks strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old forward Jalen Moore (206-102kg-95). Moore just graduated from Utah State University (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 31 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.0ppg, 5.5rpg and 2.6apg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to All-MWC 2nd Team.
Moore has never been drafted by the NBA.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Moore received HS Logan Herald Journal Valley Player of the Year award back in 2013 at his college time.

Milwaukee Bucks roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tony Snell
Bronson Koenig
JeQuan Lewis

Forwards:
Jalen Moore
D.J. Wilson

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Golden State Warriors tab rookie Jordan Bell - by Igor Obradovic

Golden State Warriors (NBA) landed 22-year old forward Jordan Bell (206-98kg-95). He just graduated from Oregon (NCAA). Bell has played there for the last four years. In 39 games he averaged 10.9ppg, 8.8rpg, 1.8apg, 1.3spg and 2.3bpg last season. Bell helped them to make it to the final and they also made it to the NCAA Final Four. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded All-Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, selected to All-Pac-12 2nd Team and selected to Pac-12 All-Defensive Team.
This summer Bell was drafted by Chicago Bulls in second round (38th overall) but he was on the same night sold to Golden State Warriors for 3.5m$.
Bell's college team won Pac-12 Tournament in 2016.
This will be his first pro season.

Golden State Warriors roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nick Young
Stephen Curry

Forwards:
David West
Jacorey Williams
Jordan Bell

Center:
Chris Boucher

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Fultz joined Phi.76ers as no.1 pick on Draft 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Philadelphia 76ers signed 19-year old swingman Markelle Fultz (196-98). He just graduated from Washington (NCAA). In 25 games he had very impressive stats: 23.2ppg, 5.7rpg, 5.9apg, 1.6spg and 1.2bpg last season. Great year as he was named to Sporting News All-American 1st Team, All-Pac-12 1st Team and NABC Division I All-America 3rd Team.
Few weeks ago Fultz was drafted by the 76ers as #1 pick overall.
Despite young age Fultz had great career. Fultz won HS Maryland Private School League championship title in 2016. He was also voted HS Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 2015 at his college time.
He represented USA at the FIBA Americas Championships U18 in Valdivia (Chile) last year. Fultz's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 5 games: 13.8ppg, 4.0rpg, Assists-2 (5.2apg), Steals-1 (3.2spg), FGP-2 (65.7%), 3PT: 33.3%.

Philadelphia 76ers roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forward:
Markelle Fultz

Center:
Amir Johnson

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jamal Crawford Agrees To Two-Year, $8.9M Deal With Wolves - by Eurobasket News

Jamal Crawford (6'5''-G-80, college: Michigan) has agreed to sign a two-year, $8.9 million deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves once he clears waivers. The second-year of Crawford's deal with the Wolves will be a player option. Crawford was released by the Atlanta Hawks following his trade by the Los Angeles Clippers. Crawford has played 17 seasons in the NBA.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



Raptors Trade DeMarre Carroll, 2018 1st, 2nd To Nets For Justin Hamilton - by Eurobasket News

The Toronto Raptors have agreed to trade DeMarre Carroll (6'8''-F-86, college: Missouri), a future first round pick and a second round pick to the Brooklyn Nets for Justin Hamilton (7'0''-C-90, college: LSU). Carroll was owed $30 million over the next two seasons. Toronto signed Carroll to a four-year, $60 million deal in 2015. With the Raptors re-signing Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka this offseason, they had luxury tax issues moving forward.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



HISTORY IS MADE: Harden re-signs at the Rockets for 228m$ deal in 4-year contract. - by Igor Obradovic

Houston Rockets (NBA) confirmed in their roster 28-year old shooting guard James Harden (196-100kg-89, college: Arizona State). It's historic contract as he will sign 4 year deal worth 228.000.000$.
He has played there for the last five seasons. In 92 NBA games he was second best scorer with impressive 29.0ppg and averaged 7.8rpg, 10.9apg (leader !!!) and 1.6spg last season. Harden helped them to make it to the conference semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to All-NBA 1st Team and to the All-Star Game.
In 2009 he was drafted by Oklahoma Thunder as #3 pick overall. Harden attended Arizona State and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won NBA Southwest Division championship title in 2015. Harden was also voted Pac-10 Player of the Year and USBasket.com All-NCAA D1 1st Team back in 2009 at his college time.
Harden represented USA at the Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) five years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: 5.5ppg, FGP-3 (78.6%), 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 57.1%.
Harden has played previously for Oklahoma City Thunder.

Houston Rockets roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chris Paul
James Harden
Deandre Liggins
Tim Quarterman
LJ Peak

Forwards:
P.J. Tucker
Ryan Kelly
Jarrod Uthoff
Cameron Oliver

Centers:
Nene Hilario
Qi Zhou

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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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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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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Regatas defend LBL title - by Eurobasket News

Regatas defended LBL title in Peru. They swept the Final series against Real Club 2-0. At first Regatas celebrated an 80-69 win in the opener to take the lead in the series. In the second game Regatas produced a 79-62 win. Trailing 18-20 at the end of the first period, Regatas posted a 23-15 rally in the second frame. Moreover they won the third period 20-17 and closed the game with an 18-10 surge.


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A.J. Slaughter is a newcomer at ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket - by Igor Obradovic

ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (ProA) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old Polish international point guard A.J. Slaughter (191-80kg-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: BeoBasket). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Slaughter played last season at Strasbourg IG Basket (ProA). In 47 games he recorded 13.2ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.9apg. He helped them to make it to the final. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention. Slaughter also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 10.9ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.3apg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season Slaughter played at Banvit in Turkish BSL. In 32 games he had 12.3ppg, 2.1rpg, 3.4apg and 1.1spg. He contributed to his team making it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. Slaughter also played 18 games in Eurocup where he got 10.4ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.5apg.
Slaughter has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
He represented Poland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 11.5ppg, 1.5rpg, 3.8apg, FGP: 67.9%, 3PT: 47.1%, FT: 87.5%.
Slaughter is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Belfius Mons Hainaut), Greece (Panathinaikos), Italy (Angelico Biella) and France (Cholet Basket and Chalon/Saor).
Slaughter attended Western Kentucky University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
DeMarcus Nelson
A.J. Slaughter
David Lighty
Nicolas Lang
John Roberson
Sofiane Briki
Theo Maledon

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

Centers:
Darryl Watkins
Khadim Sow

Coach: J.D. Jackson

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @miskoraznatovic)

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Anwil adds Zyskowski to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Anwil Wloclawek (PLK) added to their roster 25-year old international small forward Jaroslaw Zyskowski (203-100kg-92, agency: Promotex). He played last season at Rosa Radom (PLK). In 31 games he recorded 9.5ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.2apg. Zyskowski also played 12 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 6.9ppg and 2.4rpg.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Polfarmex (TBL). In 35 games he had 12.0ppg and 2.3rpg.
Zyskowski has been also a member of Polish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Polish senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2010.
Zyskowski represented Poland at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.5ppg, FGP: 43.8%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 76.5%.
Zyskowski has played previously for five other teams: Twarde Pierniki, Kotwica, LKS MG13 Lodz, Asseco and WKK Wroclaw.

Anwil Wloclawek roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Myles McKay

Forwards:
Michal Nowakowski
Jaroslaw Zyskowski

Center:
Pawel Leonczyk

Coach: Igor Milicic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Maccabi Rishon keeps Brandwein for another season - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion (Winner League) re-signed 29-year old naturalized Polish point guard Oded Brandwein (179-88). He played there last season. In 18 Winner League games he recorded 7.1ppg, 1.1rpg and 2.4apg. Brandwein helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played that season for Hapoel Tel Aviv. But in 8 Winner League games he averaged just 1.8ppg and 1.3apg.
Brandwein represented Israel at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.8ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 26.9%, FT: 69.2%.
Brandwein has played previously professionally in Israel (Galil Gilboa, Bnei Hasharon, Ironi Nahariya, Hasharon and Elitzur Ramla) and Poland (AZS Koszalin, Kotwica and Energa Czarni).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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 


Review of BSN Round 4 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Arecibo - Ponce 105-103

Arecibo held off Ponce to even the series at 2-2. Capitanes made 32-of-34 free shots (94.1 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Leones helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Coty Clarke (201-92, college: Arkansas, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 28 points and 14 rebounds. Naturalized U.S. Virgin Islands point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida) contributed with 23 points and 8 assists (made all of his eight free throws) for the winners. American Mike Harris (198-83, college: Rice) replied with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists and Dominican Victor Liz (193-86, agency: Basket Management Solutions) added 26 points and 6 assists in the effort for Leones. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Ponce: V.Liz 26+2reb+6ast, M.Harris 24+14reb+5ast, E.Dawson 13+8reb+5ast, C.Rivera 12+1reb+4ast, C.Emory 9+6reb+1ast, A.Daniel Vassallo 8+5reb+1ast
Arecibo: C.Clarke 28+14reb+3ast, D.Huertas 24+1reb+3ast, W.Hodge 23+3reb+8ast, D.Clemente 11+3reb+1ast, G.Diaz 8+1reb+1ast, D.Jefferson 8+5reb+1ast
gschID: 549760


Mayaguez - Aguada 92-101

Aguada knocked down Mayaguez to open 3-1 lead in the series. The guests were already 15 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 25-19 Indios' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 101-92 at the end of the game. Santeros made 18-of-23 charity shots (78.3 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three nailing 17 long-distance shots on high 53.1 percentage. Santeros players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists. American swingman Lamar Patterson (196-91, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Pensack Sports) fired 28 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. American-Dominican forward Emmanuel Andujar (198-93, college: Manhattan) chipped in 15 points and 5 assists. International Devon Collier (203-91, college: Oregon St.) produced 18 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and American Tony Mitchell (198-89, college: Alabama) added 15 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Santeros and five Indios players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Mayaguez: D.Collier 18+9reb+5ast, T.Mitchell 15+8reb+3ast, R.Clemente 14+2reb+1ast, K.Young 13+5reb+2ast, J.Rodriguez 11+4reb+1ast, T.Freeman 8+1reb+3ast
Aguada: L.Patterson 28+9reb+9ast, E.Andujar 15+4reb+5ast, A.Abreu 13+3reb+3ast, C.Gaston 12+4reb+3ast, R.Hettsheimer 9+2reb+2ast, G.Clavell 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 549759


San German - Quebradillas 109-103

San German topped Quebradillas to level the series at 2-all. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Piratas won third quarter 30-25. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Atleticos won last quarter 29-24. They made 23-of-29 charity shots (79.3 percent) during the game. Atleticos outrebounded Piratas 40-28 including 28 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists. Piratas were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Devin Ebanks (206-89, college: W.Virginia) who helped to win the game recording 31 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and the former international guard Gary Browne (185-93, college: W.Virginia, agency: Inception Sports) who added 17 points, 9 rebounds and 11 assists during the contest. At the losing side American guard Tu Holloway (182-89, college: Xavier) responded with 31 points and 7 assists and his fellow American import forward Will Daniels (202-86, college: Rhode Island) scored 23 points. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Quebradillas: T.Holloway 31+1reb+7ast, W.Daniels 23+4reb+3ast, J.Mojica 11+8reb+4ast, J.Bryan Diaz 10+5reb+1ast, L.Hernandez 10+5reb+1ast, A.Carmona 10+1reb+4ast
San German: D.Ebanks 31+5reb+6ast, J.Keenan 23+8reb+4ast, C.Lopez-Sosa 20+13reb+2ast, G.Browne 17+9reb+11ast, I.Sosa Carrion 12+2ast, A.Franklin 4+2reb
gschID: 549758


Bayamon - Fajardo 99-80

Bayamon overcame Fajardo to ensure the second victory in the quarterfinal series. Vaqueros dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Cariduros' 32. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The winners were led by Cuban center Ismael Romero (203-91, agency: Paris Global Sports) who scored that evening 22 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and Nigerian center Jeleel Akindele (216-83, college: Chicago St., agency: BeoBasket) supported him with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Four Vaqueros players scored in double figures. Even 14 points and 6 assists by the former international point guard Filiberto Rivera (189-82, college: UTEP) did not help to save the game for Cariduros. The former international Elias Ayuso (190-77, college: USC, agency: Paris Global Sports) added 16 points for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Fajardo: E.Ayuso 16+2reb+1ast, F.Rivera 14+4reb+6ast, R.Buckner 10+3reb+1ast, D.James 8+7reb+3ast, R.Melendez 7+1reb+1ast, X.Zambrana 6
Bayamon: J.Hamilton 22+5reb+2ast, I.Romero 22+8reb+1ast, J.Akindele 16+10reb+4ast, C.Dalmau 12+2reb+4ast, J.Soto 8+1reb+8ast, A.Galindo 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 549757





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Mamlouk back to Al Arabi - by Ali Ahmed


Al Arabi Club Doha club signed back with their Tunisian ex coach, Hatem Mamlouk .

Coach Hatem used to be the Head coach of Al Arabi Club Doha for almost 6 years from 2009 to 2016. He worked with al Jaish club last year but now hes back to Arabi.

Awards/Achievements:
Head Coach: Tunisian U20 Team
Qatari Emir Cup Semifinals -11, 12, 13, 15
Qatari Heir Apparent Cup Winner -12
Qatari Heir Apparent Cup Semifinals -13
Qatari Emir Cup Finalist -17
Qatari League Champion 17
Qatari Cup Finalist -17



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Politehnica Iasi signs Matei Nuna - by Eurobasket News

CS Politehnica Unirea Iasi signed 26-year old Romanian guard Matei Nuna (190-91). just graduated from St.Clair.
His team was regular season runner-up in OUA West Division in 2011.
Nuna represented Romania at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia) six years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 8.8ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 36.8%, 3PT: 31.6%, FT: 75.0%.
Nuna has played previously for Lancers, Ploiesti and Ploiesti.

CS Politehnica Unirea Iasi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jermale Jones
Matei Nuna
Michail Liapis
Mike Balogun

Forward:
Sinisa Cvetanovic

Center:
Dejan Bjelic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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James Augustine left CSKA Moscow - by Eurobasket News

33-year old American forward James Augustine (208-108kg-84, college: Illinois) left CSKA Moscow (VTB). Augustine played there also last season. In 34 Euroleague games he had 6.0ppg and 4.5rpg. He helped them to make it to the Euroleague Final Four. Augustine played there also last season. He also played 31 games in VTB United League where he recorded 6.7ppg and 4.4rpg. Augustine contributed to his team winning the VTB United League championship (twice) (also twice).
In 2006 he was drafted by Orlando Magic (NBA) in second round (41st overall). The former University of Illinois staris in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Honorable Mention in 2016.
Augustine has played also professionally in Spain (Valencia Basket, UCAM Murcia and Gran Canaria) and D-League (Springfield A.).
He could be described: (by Aran Smith for NBADraft.net in 2006)
Forward with good agility, solid athlete ... Runs the floor well, fluid bigman ... Nothing spectacular but plays hard and has developed his offensive game inside ... Works hard inside for rebounds despite small build ... A hustler, plays hard on both ends, good energy level ...
Lacks much of an offensive game, scoring on a lot of put backs and baskets close in ... Offensive skills are somewhat mechanical, predictable ..
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CSKA Moscow roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Leo Westermann
Cory Higgins
Maksim Kondakov
Alexandr Khomenko

Forwards:
Andrey Vorontsevich
Will Clyburn
Andrey Lopatin

Center:
Kyle Hines

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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

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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.

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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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Turgut Atakol U20 tournament: Serbia Vs Latvia 88:61 - by Zoran Popovic

Last game of the tournament Serbian U20 National team win against Latvia 88:61 (22:15, 28:5, 20:22, 16:19). From the beginning of the match Serbian team controlled the match. After +7 points advantage after first quarter Serbian team in the second period make great serie and increase advantage on +30 points. During the last two periods coach Djokic tested all 12 players and Serbian team at the end routinely finish the match. The most efficient players in Serbian team were Borisa Simanic with 15 points, Milos Glisic (206-PF-98) 13 points, Nikola Tanaskovic 12 points and Nemanja Kapetanovic with 10 points.


Leeuwarden tabs Stefan Mladenovic - by Eurobasket News

Aris Leeuwarden (Eredivisie) inked 27-year old Dutch international guard Stefan Mladenovic (190-90). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Serbian passport. Mladenovic played most recently at Donar Groningen (Eredivisie). He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 31 Eredivisie games he averaged just 2.9ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.5apg. Mladenovic helped them to win the league title (twice) and the Supercup (also twice). A very good season in his career as he was selected to Dutch Eredivisie All-Star Game. Mladenovic also played 8 games in FIBA Europe Cup, but he had only 0.5ppg and 1.5apg. And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded only 2.5ppg.
The previous (15-16) season Mladenovic played at Rotterdam Challengers. In 25 Eredivisie games he got 8.3ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.3apg.
Among other achievements Mladenovic received Eurobasket.com Dutch Eredivisie All-Newcomers Team award back in 2008.
He has been also a member of Dutch international program for some years. Mladenovic has regularly played for Dutch senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
He also represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 0pts.
Mladenovic has played previously for two other teams: Den Helder and M.Magixx.

Aris Leeuwarden roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Stefan Mladenovic
Leroy Peterson

Forwards:
Meshack Lufile
Niels Bunschoten

Coach: Tony van den Bosch

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ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket keeps Nelson for another season - by Igor Obradovic

ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (ProA) re-signed 32-year old American (has also Serbian passport) guard DeMarcus Nelson (193-91kg-85, college: Duke). He played there last season. In 37 ProA games he averaged 8.3ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.8apg and 1.1spg. Nelson helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Nelson also played 17 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 9.8ppg, 4.4rpg, 4.1apg and 1.2spg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season Nelson played at Unicaja Malaga in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 19 games he recorded 4.7ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.6apg. He also played 14 games in Euroleague where he got 6.1ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.4apg and 1.1spg. The other team Nelson played that season for was Monaco. In 13 ProA games he got 9.7ppg, 4.4rpg, 4.3apg and 1.3spg. He can count that season as a very successful as he played French ProA All-Star Game.
Nelson is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Croatia (KK Zagreb), Greece (Panathinaikos), Italy (Scandone Avellino), Ukraine (BC Donetsk), NBA (Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors), Serbia (Crvena Zvezda) and NBA G League (Austin Spurs and Northern Arizona Suns).
Nelson attended Duke University until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket roster for 2017-2018:

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

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

Centers:
Darryl Watkins
Khadim Sow

Coach: J.D. Jackson

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Krunoslav Krajnovic is the new Head Coach of MBK Handlova - by Igor Obradovic

MBK Handlova (SBL) agreed terms with 42-year old Croatian coach Krunoslav Krajnovic. The last time (13-15) he was coach at BC Prievidza in Slovakian SBL league.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Krajnovic's team won Slovakian League Regular Season in 2015. He was selected to Head Coach: Slovakian League All-Star Game in 2008, 2011 and 2015. Krajinovic was Head Coach of Croatian U16 Women National Team back in 2003.
Also, he won Slovakian League in 2006 and Cup in the same year.
He has coached previously professionally in Croatia (Slavonski Brod).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nikolicbojan83)

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Hapoel Afula lands Wayne Langston, ex Rieker KN - by Nir Luna

Hapoel Afula (National League) tabbed 24-year old American forward Wayne Langston (201-111kg-93, college: Murray State). He played most recently at MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno in Slovakian SBL league. In 54 games he averaged 14.8ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg last season. Langston helped them to make it to the final and Cup semifinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League Forward of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team. His team won Alpe Adria Cup.
Langston graduated from Murray State in 2016 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

Hapoel Afula roster for 2017-2018:

Tal Parselani
Travis Cohn
Wayne Langston
Azmi Abu Ahmed

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Coach Ryan Pannone (ex Hapoel J-M) takes over at Prievidza - by Eurobasket News

BC Prievidza (SBL) hired 32-year old American coach Ryan Pannone. He worked last season at Hapoel Jerusalem in Israeli Winner League. He helped them to win the league title and the cup.
The previous (15-16) season Pannone coached at White Wings (ProA) in German league.

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Keon Moore (ex Tajfun) joins Massagno - by Luca Maffioli

5 STELLE SAM Basket Massagno (LNA) agreed terms with 25-year old American guard Keon Moore (196-96kg-92, college: Winthrop, agency: Two Points). He played most recently at Tajfun in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM, but left the team in Oct.'16. In four games he had 6.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.5apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Moore played at Fulgor Omegna in Italian Serie A2 where in 19 games he recorded 11.7ppg and 2.0rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of Big South Conference Tournament for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). Moore was also voted NABC All-District 3 1st Team in 2015 at his college time.
Moore graduated from Winthrop University in 2015 and actually missed last season. It is his third season as a professional player.

5 STELLE SAM Basket Massagno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marco Magnani
Keon Moore
Justin Roberson

Forward:
Daniel Andjelkovic

Center:
Milos Jankovic

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  SPAIN  


Manresa send Nil Bria on loan to Martorell - by Ivan Milenkovic

Nil Bria Mendez (195-SF-97) left MoraBanc Andorra and signed 4-year contract with ICL Manresa. However, the 20-year-old swingman will play with C.B Martorell on loan next season. They will be newcomers in LEB Silver. Nil Bria played one game for Andorra's first team last season and spent majority of the year with Andorra II in EBA. He averaged 14.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 1.2 steals in fourth tier of Spanish basketball. Nil Bria shot 53.0% for two and 23.9% for three points. His best game was against Quart, when he scored 28 points, shooting 12/21 from the field.


Andres Rico agreed terms with Valencia - by Eurobasket News

Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of 20-year old guard Andres Rico (188-97). He played most recently at RETAbet Gipuzkoa BC San Sebastian in the LEB Gold. In 21 games he recorded just 2.7ppg in 2015-16 season.
The previous (14-15) season Rico played at Real Madrid (EBA) where in 27 games he averaged 7.9ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.7apg. He helped them to win the regular season.
Rico represented Spain at the European Championships U18 in Volos (Greece) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 6.6ppg, 3.2rpg, 4.7apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 45.5%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 72.2%.

Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Antoine Diot
Guillem Vives
Andres Rico

Forwards:
Aaron Doornekamp
Fernando San_Emeterio
Bojan Dubljevic
Alberto Abalde

Center:
Tryggvi Hlinason

Coach: Jesus Vidorreta

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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Marcos Knight (ex Zaragoza) joins Afyon - by Eurobasket News

Afyonkarahisar Belediye (TBL) agreed terms with 28-year old American guard Marcos Knight (188-98kg-89, college: Middle Tennessee State, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at Tecnyconta Zaragoza in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 6 games he had 11.2ppg, 6.2rpg and 2.2apg. Knight also played that season for Science City Jena in German BBL where in 24 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.3ppg, 6.5rpg, 3.0apg and 1.5spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Newcomer of the Year, named to 3rd Team and to the All-Star Game.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won German 2.Bundesliga Pro A championship title in 2016. Knight was also voted Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Player of the Year in 2016.
He has played also professionally for other German teams like MLP Academics Heidelberg and Baunach.
Knight attended Middle Tennessee State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Afyonkarahisar Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Altan Erol
Marcos Knight

Forwards:
Talat_Alp Altunbey
Jamelle Hagins

Center:
Cevher Ozer

Coach: Hasan Ozmeric

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Valencia keeps Thomas for another season - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) re-signed 31-year old American (has also Georgian passport) power forward Will Thomas (203-100kg-86, agency: Two Points). He played there last season. In 43 Liga Endesa games he averaged 6.7ppg and 4.3rpg. Thomas helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). He also played 23 games in Eurocup where he had 6.3ppg and 4.4rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Thomas played at Unicaja Malaga. In 36 Liga Endesa games he recorded 8.1ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg. He contributed in the Supercup final. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa 3rd Team. Thomas also played 24 games in Euroleague where he got 8.1ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.2apg.
Thomas has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Georgian League Forward of the Year award back in 2012.
Thomas is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Oostende and Liege Basket), Italy (Scandone Avellino), Turkey (Pinar Karsiyaka) and Georgia (Mgzavrebi).

Valencia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Martinez
Antoine Diot
Guillem Vives
Andres Rico

Forwards:
Aaron Doornekamp
Fernando San_Emeterio
Will Thomas
Bojan Dubljevic
Alberto Abalde

Center:
Tryggvi Hlinason

Coach: Jesus Vidorreta

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gran Canaria signs Luke Fischer - by Igor Obradovic

Herbalife Gran Canaria (Liga Endesa) signed 23-year old American (has also Armenian passport) center Luke Fischer (211-111kg-94, agency: Three Eye Sports). He just graduated from Marquette (NCAA). Fischer has played there for the last three years. In 32 games he had 10.9ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.2apg and 1.7bpg last season.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

Herbalife Gran Canaria roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Albert Oliver
Xavier Rabaseda
DJ Seeley

Forwards:
Eulis Baez
Pablo Aguilar
Shaquielle McKissic

Centers:
Ondrej Balvin
Anzejs Pasecniks
Luke Fischer

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DDPronos)

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FC Barcelona signed Hanga on 3-year contract worth 7.5m$ - by Igor Obradovic

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) landed 28-year old Hungarian international small forward Adam Hanga (199-90kg-89, agency: Octagon Europe). He will sign 3 year contract which will be worth 7.500.000$. Hanga has played for the last two years at Baskonia in the Liga Endesa. In 37 games he averaged 11.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.4apg and 1.4spg last season. Hanga helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Forward of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Bosmans Team. Hanga also played 33 games in Euroleague where he had 10.5ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.4apg and 1.3spg (in top 4). He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Defensive Player of the Year and selected to Honorable Mention.
In 2011 Hanga was drafted by San Antonio Spurs (NBA) in second round (59th overall).
Among other achievements he played in the final of Hungarian League in 2011. Hanga received also Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2010.
He has been also a member of Hungarian international program for some years. Hanga has regularly played for Hungarian senior team since 2009 and previously for U18 National Team between 2006 and 2007.
He also represented Hungary at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: Score-3 (19.4ppg), 7.2rpg, 4.4apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 55.3%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 61.3%.
Hanga has played also professionally in Italy (Scandone Avellino) and Hungary (Alba, Fehervar and Palota).

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Tumba re-signs at UCAM Murcia - by Igor Obradovic

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB (Liga Endesa) confirmed in their roster 26-year old Belgian international power forward Kevin Tumba (205-103kg-91). He is a dual citizen owning also DR Congolese passport. Tumba played there last season. He managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 16 Liga Endesa games he had 3.6ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.0bpg. Tumba also played 3 games in Eurocup where he recorded 3.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.0bpg. The other team he played shortly was Spirou Charleroi in Belgian Euromillions League. In four games he averaged 4.5ppg, 6.0rpg and 2.5bpg. Tumba also played 6 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 5.7ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.3bpg.
He 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 Tumba's team was regular season runner-up in Belgian League in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Honorable Mention in 2016.
Tumba has been also a member of Belgian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Belgian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2011.
Tumba represented Belgium at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.3ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 65.0%, FT: 46.9%.
Tumba has played previously for three other Belgian teams: Leuven Bears, Belfius Mons Hainaut and Belfius Mons Hainaut II.

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sadiel Rojas
Clevin Hannah

Forward:
Ovie Soko

Centers:
Marcos Delia
Kevin Tumba

Coach: Ibon Navarro

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Keon Moore (ex Tajfun) joins Massagno - by Luca Maffioli

5 STELLE SAM Basket Massagno (LNA) agreed terms with 25-year old American guard Keon Moore (196-96kg-92, college: Winthrop, agency: Two Points). He played most recently at Tajfun in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM, but left the team in Oct.'16. In four games he had 6.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.5apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Moore played at Fulgor Omegna in Italian Serie A2 where in 19 games he recorded 11.7ppg and 2.0rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of Big South Conference Tournament for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). Moore was also voted NABC All-District 3 1st Team in 2015 at his college time.
Moore graduated from Winthrop University in 2015 and actually missed last season. It is his third season as a professional player.

5 STELLE SAM Basket Massagno roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marco Magnani
Keon Moore
Justin Roberson

Forward:
Daniel Andjelkovic

Center:
Milos Jankovic

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Metecan Birsen joins Sakarya BSB - by Armando Caporaso

Sakarya Buyuksehir Basketbol (TBL) agreed terms with 22-year old international small forward Metecan Birsen (208-95). He has played for the last two seasons at Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi in the BSL. In 22 games he had 5.9ppg and 2.6rpg last season. TBL will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Birsen's team won Turkish Supercup in 2014. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 3rd Team back in 2013.
Birsen has been also a member of Turkish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Turkish senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
Birsen also represented Turkey at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 10 games: 9.1ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.3spg, FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 60.0%.
Birsen has played previously for two other teams: Fenerbahce and Eskisehir Basket.

Sakarya Buyuksehir Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Can Korkmaz
Dogukan Sanli

Forwards:
Mehmet Ozdogan
Metecan Birsen

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Fenerbahce announce signing of Nicolo Melli - by Eurobasket News

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



Sakarya BSB inks Can Korkmaz - by Eurobasket News

Sakarya Buyuksehir Basketbol (TBL) agreed terms with 25-year old point guard Can Korkmaz (187-92, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at Galatasaray (BSL). In 19 games he had just 2.5ppg. TBL will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Korkmaz helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Turkish League All-Star Game Skills Challenge. Korkmaz also played 10 games in Euroleague where he recorded 3.4ppg.
The previous (15-16) season Korkmaz played at Usak Sportlif (also in BSL). In 31 games he averaged 4.5ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.5apg.
Korkmaz played in the final of EuroChallenge in 2015.
He represented Turkey at the European Championships U18 in Vilnius (Lithuania) seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 9.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.3apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 64.3%, 3PT: 28.3%, FT: 75.0%.
Korkmaz has played previously for three other teams: Trabzonspor, Darussafaka and Pertevniyal.

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Gaziantep inks D.J. White, ex Fiat TO - by Eurobasket News

Gaziantep Basketbol (BSL) signed 31-year old American power forward D.J. White (206-113kg-86, college: Indiana). He has played for the last two seasons at Fiat Torino in Italian Serie A. In 26 games he had very impressive stats: 15.5ppg, 8.0rpg (#5 in the league) and 1.3apg last season. Great year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA 2nd Team.
In 2008 White was drafted by Detroit Pistons (NBA) in first round (29th overall). He attended Indiana University and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others White played in the final of D-League in 2010. He was also voted USBasket.com All-NCAA D1 2nd Team back in 2008 at his college time.
White is quite experienced player. He has played in four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). White has played previously professionally in China (Sharks, Blue Whales and Sturgeons), Spain (Baskonia), NBA (Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Oklahoma City Thunder and Charlotte Hornets) and NBA G League (Oklahoma City Blue).

Gaziantep Basketbol roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Erolcan Cinko
Can_Ugur Ogut

Forwards:
D.J. White
Orhan Haciyeva

Coach: Stefanos Dedas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Anadolu Efes ink Krunoslav Simon - by Armando Caporaso

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) agreed terms with 32-year old Croatian international swingman Krunoslav Simon (197-102kg-85). He has played for the last two seasons at EA7 Armani in Italian Serie A. In 25 games he had 12.0ppg, 5.1rpg and 2.6apg last season. Simon helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention. Simon also played 21 games in Euroleague where he recorded 11.0ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.9apg and 1.0spg. It was another spectacular season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Simon won Italian SerieA championship title in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Guard of the Year in 2016.
Simon has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2008 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2005.
Simon represented Croatia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 9.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 4.2apg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 25.9%.
Simon has played also professionally in Russia (Lokomotiv), Spain (Unicaja Malaga) and Croatia (KK Zagreb).

Anadolu Efes Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Krunoslav Simon

Forwards:
Derrick Brown
Brock Motum
Ricky Ledo

Center:
Bryant Dunston

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Marcos Knight (ex Zaragoza) joins Afyon - by Eurobasket News

Afyonkarahisar Belediye (TBL) agreed terms with 28-year old American guard Marcos Knight (188-98kg-89, college: Middle Tennessee State, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at Tecnyconta Zaragoza in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 6 games he had 11.2ppg, 6.2rpg and 2.2apg. Knight also played that season for Science City Jena in German BBL where in 24 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.3ppg, 6.5rpg, 3.0apg and 1.5spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Newcomer of the Year, named to 3rd Team and to the All-Star Game.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won German 2.Bundesliga Pro A championship title in 2016. Knight was also voted Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Player of the Year in 2016.
He has played also professionally for other German teams like MLP Academics Heidelberg and Baunach.
Knight attended Middle Tennessee State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Afyonkarahisar Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Altan Erol
Marcos Knight

Forwards:
Talat_Alp Altunbey
Jamelle Hagins

Center:
Cevher Ozer

Coach: Hasan Ozmeric

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Turk Telekom signs Sercan Ergin - by Eurobasket News

Turk Telekom Ankara (TBL) signed experienced 34-year old center Sercan Ergin (197-83) from Socar Petkim. In 36 TBL games he had 4.8ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.0apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Ergin played at Denizli Basket (TB2L) where in 31 games he recorded 4.6ppg and 3.1rpg.
He has spent his entire career in Turkey playing for seven other teams: TED Kolejliler, Balikesir, Bursaspor, Adliye, Gelisim, Hacettepe and Adliye.

Turk Telekom Ankara roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Fikret_Can Akin
Polat Kaya
Recep Dogrusoz

Forward:
Nusret Yildirim

Centers:
Kaya Peker
Sercan Ergin

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Istanbul BBSK inks Michael Thompson - by Eurobasket News

Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi (BSL) signed 28-year old American point guard Michael Thompson (177-86kg-89, college: Northwestern). He played last season at Besiktas (BSL). In 39 games he had 10.9ppg, 1.7rpg and 3.2apg. Thompson helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very impressive season as he was named to Turkish League All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout. Thompson also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 11.1ppg, 1.5rpg, 4.1apg and 1.1spg.
The previous (15-16) season Thompson played at Pau Lacq Orthez in French ProA. In 36 games he was the best scorer with remarkable 17.9ppg and averaged 2.1rpg and 5.1apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA 1st Team, All-Imports Team and to the All-Star Game.
Thompson has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
He has played previously professionally in Germany (Deutsche Bank Skyliners) and France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket and SPO Rouen).
Thompson attended Northwestern University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.
He could be described: Great floor general, can run a team. Can score and assist well. Has 3pt range on his shot.

Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jaka Klobucar
Michael Thompson

Forward:
Ugur Dokuyan

Center:
Eric Buckner

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  UGANDA  


Buzangu's 22 points and 9 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

35-year old forward Michael Buzangu (F-82) had a great game in the last round for second-ranked Pemba Warriors and receives a Afrobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
He had the game-high 22 points adding nine rebounds for Pemba Warriors in his team's victory, helping them to crush Ndejje (#5, 4-3) with 19-point margin 72-53. Pemba Warriors maintains the 2nd position in Ugandan league. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Pemba Warriors already had a very good start winning all 5 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Buzangu had a remarkable three three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He has many years of experience at Pemba Warriors, through which he has constantly improved. Buzangu has impressive league stats. He is league's best scorer averaging so far 18.8ppg. Buzangu

Second best performed player last round was Joas Maheta (186-G-89) of UCU Canons. He is Tanzanian guard in his first season at UCU Canons. In the last game Maheta recorded impressive 20 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course UCU Canons cruised to a 69-58 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked JKL Dolphins (#7, 3-3). This victory allowed UCU Canons to move up to 4th position in the standings. His team's 4-3 record is not bad at all. Maheta is one of the most experienced players at UCU Canons and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to another Pemba Warriors' star - forward Amisi Saidi (F-87). Saidi scored 14 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was another key player of Pemba Warriors, helping his team with a 72-53 easy win against the lower-ranked Ndejje (#5, 4-3). Pemba Warriors started extremely well this year. They recorded 5 victories without losing a single game. Saidi turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Saidi has a great season in Uganda. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 10.2rpg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Francis Ogola (C-91) of JKL Dolphins - 8 points and 12 rebounds
5. Maker Deng (94) of Ndejje - 9 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Fadhili Chuma (F-95) of UCU Canons - 10 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Derrick Katumba (194-F-93) of Ndejje - 11 points and 6 rebounds
8. Brian Namake (F-90) of UCU Canons - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Joshua Etalu (194-C-86) of Pemba Warriors - 10 points and 2 rebounds
10. Norman Blick (199-F/G-83) of JKL Dolphins - 11 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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
gschID: 549467


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
gschID: 549466





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  WORLD CUP U19  


Canada and Italy to clash for title in Cairo - by Eurobasket News

SEMIFINALS
Spain - Italy 63-66
Italy snatched a narrow win over Spain to reach the championship game in Cairo. Lorenzo Bucarelli (196-G/F-98) stepped up with 15 points to pace the Azzurri. Spain dominated in the opening quarter. They built a 22:9 lead after ten minutes. But Italy used a 20:8 rally in the second stanza to pull within one point. Spain and Italy exchanged baskets throughout the third term. Spain enjoyed a narrow lead heading into the final stanza but Italy ignited a 21:17 run to eke out a vital win. Davide Denegri (183-SG-98, agency: Two Points) tossed in 14 points in the victory. Aleix Font (192-F/G-98) responded with 15 points for Spain. Eric Vila (211-F-98) had 12 points and 12 boards in the loss.

Canada - USA 99-87
Canada shocked USA to advance into the title game at the championship. Rowan Barrett Jr. (201-SF-00) came up with 38 points and 13 rebounds to lead Canada to an outstanding victory. USA got to a better start. They grabbed a 23:17 lead ten minutes into the game. Canada however poured in 28 points in the second frame to take a 45:42 halftime advantage. Canada maintained the pressure throughout the third term. They piled up a 66:59 advantage at the final intermission. Canada dropped 33 points in the fourth quarter and got away with a surprising victory. Abu Kigab (201-F/G-98) tossed in 14 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and issued 4 assists for the winners. P.J. Washington (208-C/F-98) replied with 17 points and 11 rebounds for the USA. Payton Pritchard (188-PG-98) had 16 points in the loss.





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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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  AUSTRALIA  


Niki Lefkadas land Jacqueline Luna-Castro, ex Logan T. - by Chris Mammides

AS Niki Lefkadas (A1) tabbed 24-year old American forward Jacqueline Luna-Castro (188-93, college: Charleston). She played in the summer at Logan Thunder in Australian QBL. In 10 games she averaged 12.7ppg, 8.9rpg, 1.8apg and 1.0bpg. The last season Luna-Castro played at Kouvottaret in Finnish SM-sarja where in 30 games she had 14.6ppg, 10.1rpg, 2.2apg, 1.1spg and 1.2bpg. She can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com Finnish League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
Her team made it to the Big West Tournament Semifinals in 2013.
Luna-Castro graduated from College of Charleston in 2016 and it is her second season in pro basketball.

AS Niki Lefkadas roster for 2017-2018:

Jacqueline Luna-Castro
Maria Kontogeorgou
Danielle Spiliotis
Athanasia Barka

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELARUS  


Belarusian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Belarusian U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Yuliya Ruksha
Ruksha
Natalya Gorbacheva
Gorbacheva
Maryia Adashchyk
Adashchyk
Sabira Agaeva
Agaeva
Katsiaryna Rybalka
Rybalka
#e#5
4Yuliya Ruksha 164-G-98 Olimpia Belarus
5Natalya Gorbacheva 173-F-99 Victoria Belarus
6Maryia Adashchyk 180-SG-98 Gorizont Belarus
7Palina Zelinskaya 173-G-98 Olimpia Belarus
8Sabira Agaeva 170-F-00 Gorizont II Belarus
9Katsiaryna Rybalka 182-F-98 Tsmoki-Minsk Belarus
10Anastasiya Sushchyk 160-PG-97 Tsmoki-Minsk Belarus
11Hanna Brych 184-C-97 Gorizont Belarus
12Arina Masko 175-G/F-99 Olimpia Belarus
13Yanina Inkina 188-F-97 South Plains JC USA
14Alexandra Shevchenko 192-C-99 Tsmoki-Minsk Belarus
15Hanna Lapo 189-C/F-97 Tsmoki-Minsk Belarus

Volha Padabed Head Coach Gorizont II Belarus
Mikalai Buzliakou Assistant Gorizont Belarus



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  BELGIUM  


Belgian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Elise Ramette
Ramette
Laure Resimont
Resimont
Laura Henket
Henket
Charlotte Borlee
Borlee
Serena-Lynn Geldof
Geldof
#e#5
4Elise Ramette 171-PG-98 Sint Katelijne Belgium
5Nora O'Sullivan 170-PG-97 Kangoeroes Belgium
6Lynn Hering 173-G-98 Kangoeroes Belgium
7Stephanie Maes 175-F/G-97 Jeugd Gentson Belgium
8Mathilde Bechoux 170-SG-98 Belfius Namur Belgium
98Laura Baggio 176-F/G-98 Belfius Namur Belgium
10Laure Resimont 185-F/C-98 Sint Katelijne Belgium
11Fauve Bastiaenssen 178-F-97 Sint Katelijne Belgium
12Betty Mununga 181-F/C-97 Castors Braine Belgium
13Laura Henket 183-C-98 Liege Belgium
14Charlotte Borlee 169-PG-99 Liege Belgium
15Serena-Lynn Geldof 197-C-97 Miami, FL USA

Pierre Cornia Head Coach Liege Belgium
Hamady Ly Assistant Brussels Belgium



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  BOSNIA  


Bosnia and Herzegovina U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Sandra Azinovic
Azinovic
Milina Miseljic
Miseljic
Nedzla Kovacevic
Kovacevic
Melisa Brcaninovic
Brcaninovic
Jovana Markovic
Markovic
#e#5
6Sandra Azinovic 182-G-99 Play Off Bosnia
7Andrijana Reljic 187-F/C-98 Celik Bosnia
8Naida Glotic 184-F/C-99 Jedinstvo Bosnia
97Lejla Omerbasic 182-SG-97 Goga Albania
10Milina Miseljic 186-PF-98 Crvena Zvezda Serbia
11Nedzla Kovacevic 185-F-97 Celik Bosnia
12Sara Heljic 188-F/C-00 Celik Bosnia
13Melisa Brcaninovic 185-PF-99 Al Riyadi Lebanon
14Jovana Markovic 186-PF-97 Play Off Bosnia
20Gorana Marjanovic 188-F-00 Sloboda Bosnia
21Dragana Domuzin 174-SG-00 Orlovi Bosnia
24Zerina Alispahic 183-F/C-97 Zeljeznicar Bosnia
25Ivona Krakic 181-C Sloboda Bosnia

Mara Brcaninovic Head Coach Jedinstvo Bosnia
Mirza Ostrakovic Assistant



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  CROATIA  


Croatian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Croatian U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Ana Petrak
Petrak
Tihana Stojsavljevic
Stojsavljevic
Iva Belosevic
Belosevic
Josipa Silov
Silov
Valentina Simunic
Simunic
#e#5
4Ana Petrak 163-G-98 Medvescak Croatia
5Tihana Stojsavljevic 186-PF-97 Maine USA
6Iva Belosevic 183-SF-97 Croatia 2006 Croatia
7Josipa Silov 171-PG-98 Split Croatia
8Matilda Soric 176-F/G-00 Tresnjevka Croatia
9Valentina Simunic 175-G-98 Podravac Croatia
10Iva Ilic 170-G-97 Liberty USA
11Lea Hajdin 181-F-98 Pula C.Tours Croatia
12Andjela Strize 175-F-99 Sibenik Croatia
13Anita Kelava 189-PF-97 Maine USA
14Katarina Trehub 191-C-97 Pula C.Tours Croatia
15Andrea Maric 195-C-97 Celje Slovenia

Linda Antic-Borak Head Coach Sibenik Croatia
Iva Borovic Assistant



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  CZECH REPUBLIC  


Czech Republic U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Czech Republic U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Lenka Soukalova
Soukalova
Natalie Stoupalova
Stoupalova
Tereza Sipova
Sipova
Michaela Krejzova
Krejzova
Lucie Hoskova
Hoskova
#e#5
4Patricia Gallasova 173-F-98 Slovanka MB Czech Republic
5Lenka Soukalova 177-PF-97 Handicap Brno Czech Republic
6Michaela Gaislerova 179-F-97 U19 Chance Czech Republic
7Marketa Loflerova 169-G-97 Sokol Pecky Czech Republic
10Natalie Stoupalova 183-PF-98 Handicap Brno Czech Republic
12Tereza Sipova 179-SF-97 USK Praha Czech Republic
15Michaela Krejzova 178-F-98 USK Praha Czech Republic
21Alena Klokocnikova 185-C-97 BLK Praha Czech Republic
23Tereza Zitkova 175-G/F-98 MK Technic Czech Republic
24Katerina Rokosova 193-C-97 Karlovy Vary Czech Republic
31Lucie Hoskova 175-G/F-98 MK Technic Czech Republic
48Karolina Maleckova 159-PG-97 Karlovy Vary Czech Republic

Petr Martinek Head Coach U19 Chance Czech Republic
Tomas Eisner Assistant Slavoj Litom. Czech Republic



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U20  

Stats Leaders (Women)

Points Per Game
 Laura JUSKAITE
  (187-C-97)
  Avg: 26
 1. Juskaite, LTU26.0 
 2. Henket, BEL24.0 
 3. Friskovec, SLO22.0 
 4. Wadling, SWE21.0 
 5. Prezelj, SLO20.0 
 6. Brcaninovic, BIH20.0 
 7. Kovacevic, BIH18.0 
 8. Goncalves, POR18.0 
 9. Pan, ITA16.0 
 10. Strautmane, LAT15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olbis Futo ANDRE
  (190-C-98)
  Avg: 23
 1. Andre, ITA23.0 
 2. Wadling, SWE13.0 
 3. Senicar, SLO13.0 
 4. Keys, ITA13.0 
 5. Juskaite, LTU12.0 
 6. Kovacevic, BIH12.0 
 7. Mununga, BEL10.0 
 8. Dreimane, LAT10.0 
 9. Goncalves, POR9.0 
 10. Costa, POR9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Elise RAMETTE
  (171-PG-98)
  Avg: 10
 1. Ramette, BEL10.0 
 2. Stocklassa, SWE6.0 
 3. Kudule, LAT6.0 
 4. Brcaninovic, BIH6.0 
 5. Bastiaenssen, BEL5.0 
 6. Bittar, SWE5.0 
 7. Porcu, ITA4.0 
 8. Knyzaite, LTU4.0 
 9. Bernardeco, POR4.0 
 10. Ozturk, SWE3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Zala FRISKOVEC
  (174-G-99)
  Avg: 5
 1. Friskovec, SLO5.0 
 2. Ramette, BEL4.0 
 3. Goncalves, POR4.0 
 4. Porcu, ITA3.0 
 5. Kovacevic, BIH3.0 
 6. Mununga, BEL3.0 
 7. Meskonyte, LTU3.0 
 8. Keys, ITA2.0 
 9. Umabano, POR2.0 
 10. Strautmane, LAT2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Althea GWASHAVANHU
  (190-C-97)
  Avg: 4
 1. Gwashavanhu, SLO4.0 
 2. Senicar, SLO3.0 
 3. Dreimane, LAT3.0 
 4. Carvalheira, POR3.0 
 5. Keys, ITA2.0 
 6. Stocklassa, SWE2.0 
 7. Resimont, BEL2.0 
 8. Andre, ITA2.0 
 9. Costa, POR1.0 
 10. Mununga, BEL1.0 



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  GERMANY  


German U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

German U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Lucile Peroche
Peroche
Theresa Simon
Simon
Patricia Brossmann
Brossmann
Satou Sabally
Sabally
Flavia Behrendt
Behrendt
#e#5
5Lucile Peroche 174-SG-98 Chemnitz Germany
6Theresa Simon 180-G-98 Wolfenbuettel Germany
7Patricia Brossmann 183-F-97 San Diego USA
8Satou Sabally 189-F/C-98 Freiburg Germany
9Flavia Behrendt 183-PF-97 Wolfenbuettel Germany
10Luana Rodefeld 172-SG-97 Freiburg Germany
11Leonie Schuetter 177-F-98 Opladen Germany
12Anna Lappenkuper 173-G-98 IPFW USA
13Laura Zdravevska 185-C-97 Wuerzburg Germany
15Anne Zipser 190-C-98 Wuerzburg Germany
21Fine Boehmke 172-SG-98 Chemnitz Germany
22Johanna Klug 189-C-98 Donau-Ries Germany

Patrick Unger Head Coach Marburg Germany
Heiko Czach Assistant



Bad Aibling adds Engeln to their roster - by Eurobasket News

TuS Bad Aibling Fireballs (DBBL) added to their roster 25-year old American (has also Italian passport) guard Lauren Engeln (180-92, college: Boston) from SV Halle Lions. In 21 DBBL games in Germany she recorded 6.0ppg and 4.3rpg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Engeln's college team won Big East Conference Tournament for two years in a row (2011 and 2012).
She graduated from Boston in 2015 and it is her third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GREECE  


Greek U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Greek U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Evangelia Tzougkraki
Tzougkraki
Anna-Maria Stefanou
Stefanou
Angeliki Vintsilaiou
Vintsilaiou
Evgenia Kollatou
Kollatou
Garyfallia-Paraskevi Ntanou
Ntanou
#e#5
4Evangelia Tzougkraki 168-PG-98 Melissia Greece
5Anna-Maria Stefanou 173-G/F-97 Panathinaikos Greece
6Angeliki Vintsilaiou 170-G-98
8Evgenia Kollatou 172-PG-98 Proteas Greece
9Maria Katsamouri 191-C-98 Aris Thessal. Greece
10Stavriani Vintsilaiou 177-F/G-98
11Garyfallia-Paraskevi Ntanou 176-F-97 Terpsithea Greece
12Marilena Gerostergiou 185-C-98 Iraklis Greece
14Zafeirenia Karlafti 180-F-98 Irodotos Greece
15Maria Dandoulaki 181-PF-98 Sporting Greece
18Kyriaki Dimitriadou 185-C-98 Lassanis Greece
34Maria Fasoula 190-C-97 Boston Coll. USA

Giannis Gereoudakis Head Coach



Niki Lefkadas land Jacqueline Luna-Castro, ex Logan T. - by Chris Mammides

AS Niki Lefkadas (A1) tabbed 24-year old American forward Jacqueline Luna-Castro (188-93, college: Charleston). She played in the summer at Logan Thunder in Australian QBL. In 10 games she averaged 12.7ppg, 8.9rpg, 1.8apg and 1.0bpg. The last season Luna-Castro played at Kouvottaret in Finnish SM-sarja where in 30 games she had 14.6ppg, 10.1rpg, 2.2apg, 1.1spg and 1.2bpg. She can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com Finnish League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
Her team made it to the Big West Tournament Semifinals in 2013.
Luna-Castro graduated from College of Charleston in 2016 and it is her second season in pro basketball.

AS Niki Lefkadas roster for 2017-2018:

Jacqueline Luna-Castro
Maria Kontogeorgou
Danielle Spiliotis
Athanasia Barka

By Eurobasket Data Center

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PAOK Thessalonikis ink Maro Tranta - by Chris Mammides

PAOK Thessalonikis (A1) agreed terms with 25-year old forward Maro Tranta (175-92) from AS Aris Thessalonikis. In 23 A1 games she had 5.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.7apg and 2.1spg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Tranta won Greek A2 League Group North championship title in 2016. She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 3rd Team in 2016.
Tranta represented Greece at the European Championships U18 Division B for Women in Eilat (Israel) eight years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 4.4ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.1apg, 1.3spg.
Tranta has played previously for Velvento.

PAOK Thessalonikis roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lolita Lymoura
Elvira Zerva

Forwards:
Anthoula Tarpagkou
Maro Tranta
Brittany Lewis

Coach: Vassilis Maslarinos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Eva Katopodi agreed terms with Panathlitikos - by Chris Mammides

Panathlitikos SF Sykeon (A1) inked 29-year old swingman Eva Katopodi (187-88) from PAOK Thessalonikis. Katopodi has played there for the last four years. But in 21 A1 games she recorded just 1.9ppg and 1.8rpg last season.
Her team made it to the League Semifinals in 2016.
Katopodi is a very experienced player.

Panathlitikos SF Sykeon roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Micaella Riche
Eugenia Glezaki
Eva Katopodi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kyriaki Kalimeri is a newcomer at Kalyvion - by Eurobasket News

GAS Kalyvion (A2) added to their roster 21-year old power forward Kyriaki Kalimeri (184-96) from Melissia.
The previous (15-16) season Kalimeri played at Panathinaikos where in 8 games she recorded just 2.5ppg and 1.3rpg. She helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team.
Kalimeri represented Greece at the European Championships U20 Division B in Podgorica (Montenegro) two years ago. Her team won Silver and her stats at that event were 5 games: 0.8ppg, 1.6rpg.

GAS Kalyvion roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Xenia Helioti
Christina Kontogianni
Danai Kamenou
Georgia Stamati
Kalliopi Retzeperi

Forwards:
Alexandra Anogiannaki
Dora Mastrogiannidou
Maria Avtzi

Centers:
Arvaniti
Kyriaki Kalimeri

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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Aristea Maglara (ex Hatay) signs at Faros Keratsiniou - by Chris Mammides

A.O. Faros Keratsiniou (A2) landed experienced 34-year old Greek point guard Aristea Maglara (168-83). She played most recently at Hatay Bsb in Turkish KBSL. But in 7 Euroleague games she averaged just 0.9ppg last season. Maglara also played 2 games in Eurocup, but she did not score anything and had only 2 rebounds.
The previous (15-16) season she played at GS Kronos Agiou Dimitriou where in 18 games she recorded 5.8ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.7apg.
Maglara has spent her entire career in Greece playing for four other teams: Panathinaikos, Aris Holargos, Olympiacos and Olympiacos.
Let's have closer look into Maglara's outlook: Aristea is a point guard capable of doing all those thing that make a team be successful: she can pass, score when she has to, play defense, get rebounds. What can't be showed in her numbers though is her winning attitude and fighting spirit. Each season she is the driving force to lead each of her teams to success.

A.O. Faros Keratsiniou roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Zoi Kechagia
Argiroula Kalogirou
Aristea Maglara

Forwards:
Polina Stabourlou
Katerina Karakasidou
Ioanna Hatzileonti

Center:
Peli Papamichail

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HOLLAND  


Dutch U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Dutch U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Ilse Kuijt
Kuijt
Noortje Driessen
Driessen
Femke Slim
Slim
Janis Ndiba
Ndiba
Laura Westerik
Westerik
#e#5
4Ilse Kuijt 175-SG-99 Grasshoppers Holland
5Mia Hordijk 166-PG-00 Grasshoppers Holland
6Noortje Driessen 178-SG-99 Grasshoppers Holland
7Myrthe Den Heeten 173-G-97 CTO Holland
8Yfke Hoek 175-G-98 Royal Eagles Holland
9Femke Slim 177-G-98 Den Helder Holland
10Janis Ndiba 183-F-97 Lulea Basket Sweden
11Laura Westerik 170-G-98 Royal Eagles Holland
12Marieke van Schie 178-SG-97 Grasshoppers Holland
13Catharina Koenen 183-C-99
14Marleen Peek 193-C-00 Royal Eagles Holland
15Laura Steggink 183-PF-97 Royal Eagles Holland

Meindert van Veen Head Coach
Mart Kieftenbeld Assistant
Thijs Volmer Assistant Royal Eagles Holland



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  HUNGARY  


Hungarian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Debora Dubei
Dubei
Nina Aho
Aho
Eniko Kuttor
Kuttor
Agnes Torok
Torok
Agnes Studer
Studer
#e#5
3Boglarka Bach 179-G/F-97 Miskolc Hungary
4Debora Dubei 183-SF-97 Sopron Basket Hungary
5Virag Weninger 179-SG-97 Sopron Basket Hungary
97Timea Toth 186-PF-97 UTSA USA
10Nina Aho 177-PG-97 Duquesne USA
13Dorina Marko 175-PG-97 UNI Gyor Hungary
14Eniko Kuttor 187-PF-97 Duquesne USA
15Fanni Kocsis 185-F/C-97 ELTE-BEAC Hungary
30Angelika Kiss 171-SG-01 Miskolc Hungary
33Sara Benke 178-SF-97 PINKK-Pecsi Hungary
34Agnes Torok 183-F-98 UNI Gyor Hungary
99Agnes Studer 168-PG-98 Atomeromu Hungary

Laszlo Cziczas Head Coach Cegledi EKK Hungary
Gergely Magyar Assistant Atomeromu Hungary
Szilvia Ronaszeki Assistant BKG DSE Hungary



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  ICELAND  


Icelandic U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Icelandic U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Elin Hrafnkelsdottir
Hrafnkelsdottir
Dyrfinna Arnardottir
Arnardottir
Elfa Falsdottir
Falsdottir
Thelma Agustsdottir
Agustsdottir
Emelia Osk Gunnarsdottir
Gunnarsdottir
#e#5
4Elin Hrafnkelsdottir 183-C-98 Valur Iceland
5Dyrfinna Arnardottir 173-G-98 Haukar Iceland
6Isabella Osk Sigurdardottir 179-F-97 Breidablik Iceland
7Thora Jonsdottir 171-PG-97 Haukar Iceland
8Julia Steindorsdottir 177-F/G-97 Njardvik Iceland
9Elfa Falsdottir 163-G-98 Valur Iceland
10Thelma Agustsdottir 179-F-98 Keflavik Iceland
11Emelia Osk Gunnarsdottir 174-G/F-98 Keflavik Iceland
12Bjork Gunnarsdottir 160-G-98 Grindavik Iceland
13Rosa Bjork Petursdottir 174-F-97 Haukar Iceland
14Linda Ordis Robertsdottir 179-F-98 Njardvik Iceland
15Irena Sol Jonsdottir 161-G-97 Keflavik Iceland

Bjarni Magnusson Head Coach Grindavik Iceland
Arni Hardarson Assistant IR Iceland



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  INDIA  


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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  IRELAND  


Irish U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Irish U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Alison Blaney
Blaney
Alison Cleary
Cleary
Aoife Ohalloran
Ohalloran
Ciara Wheeler
Wheeler
Katie Whelan
Whelan
#e#5
4Alison Blaney 172-SG-00 NUIG Mystics Ireland
5Alison Cleary 167-PG-98 Killester Ireland
6Aoife Ohalloran 185-C-97 Killester Ireland
7Ciara Wheeler 175-G/F-98 Liffey Celtics Ireland
8Katie Whelan 183-F/C-98 WIT Wildcats Ireland
9Laura Fortune 187-C-98 Liffey Celtics Ireland
10Anna Kelly 168-G-97 Fordham USA
11Nicole Clancy 170-SG-00 DCU Mercy Ireland
12Aisling McCann 175-F-97 Killester Ireland
13Chloe Mullins 180-F-98 Liffey Celtics Ireland
14Anna Brennan 165-PG-98 DCU Mercy Ireland
15Mae-Therese Creane 175-G/F-99 Oblate Dynamos Ireland

Maeve Coleman Head Coach



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  ISRAEL  


Israeli U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Israeli U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Tslil Vaturi
Vaturi
Yaara Yizchaki
Yizchaki
Ofir Lavy
Lavy
Lior Halevi
Halevi
Yarden Danan
Danan
#e#5
1Tslil Vaturi 175-F-98 H.R. Le-Zion Israel
4Yaara Yizchaki 168-PG-98 Maccabi Raanana Israel
5Ofir Lavy 160-PG-97 Maccabi R.Gan Israel
7Lior Halevi 178-F-98 Maccabi Raanana Israel
8Yarden Danan 178-G-97 Weber St. USA
9Shir Levy 176-SF-97 B.Yehuda Israel
10Yael Galili 175-SG-97 Ramat Hasharon Israel
12Amit Tulman 164-PG-97 B.Yehuda Israel
13Noga Pelc 169-G-98 Bnot Hertzeliya Israel
14Eden Rotberg 167-G-98 Ramat Hasharon Israel
22Allyson Rosenblum 193-F-98 UCLA USA
70Lev Tal 179-SF-97 Ramat Hasharon Israel

Shira Haelion Head Coach Maccabi R.Gan Israel
Netta Krumer Assistant



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  ITALY  


Italian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Rachele Porcu
Porcu
Elisa Policari
Policari
Francesca Pan
Pan
Olbis Futo Andre
Andre
Jasmine Keys
Keys
#e#5
4Rachele Porcu 165-PG-97 Orvieto Italy
5Mariella Santucci 175-G-97 Toledo USA
7Anna Togliani 170-PG-98 Venezia Italy
8Maria Chiara Ortolani 176-G-97 Stabia Italy
9Giulia Ciavarella 183-F-97 Viterbo Italy
10Elisa Policari 183-G/F-97 Battipaglia Italy
11Francesca Pan 180-SG-97 Georgia Tech USA
13Carlotta Gianolla 184-F/C-97 Kennesaw St. USA
14Lucrezia Costa 187-F/C-97 UMBC USA
15Olbis Futo Andre 190-C-98 Battipaglia Italy
18Jasmine Keys 190-C/F-97 San Martino Italy
20Emanuela Valente 185-F/C-97 Albino Italy

Andrea Liberalotto Head Coach Venezia Italy
Massimo Romano Assistant Orvieto Italy
Domenico Sabatelli Assistant Campobas.AB 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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Bad Aibling adds Engeln to their roster - by Eurobasket News

TuS Bad Aibling Fireballs (DBBL) added to their roster 25-year old American (has also Italian passport) guard Lauren Engeln (180-92, college: Boston) from SV Halle Lions. In 21 DBBL games in Germany she recorded 6.0ppg and 4.3rpg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Engeln's college team won Big East Conference Tournament for two years in a row (2011 and 2012).
She graduated from Boston in 2015 and it is her third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LATVIA  


Latvian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Digna Strautmane
Strautmane
Dinija Pavelsone
Pavelsone
Laura Grabe
Grabe
Sindija Kudule
Kudule
Anna Rezija Dreimane
Dreimane
#e#5
4Paula Strautmane 185-PF-97 Quinnipiac USA
5Zane Ozolina 178-SG-96 RSU-Merks Latvia
6Maija Gertsone 170-PG-98 Vega 1/Liepaja Latvia
7Jete Nulle 168-PG-01 Latvija U16 Latvia
8Digna Strautmane 188-PF-98 TTT Riga Latvia
9Dinija Pavelsone 178-G/F-98 Ventspils Latvia
10Laura Meldere 188-F/C-01 Latvija U16 Latvia
11Alise Bruzinska 178-SF-97 LU Latvia
12Laura Grabe 178-F/G-98 TTT Juniores Latvia
13Sindija Kudule 168-PG-97 TTT Juniores Latvia
14Anna Rezija Dreimane 197-C-97 Colorado St. USA
15Anda Kuzmina 178-F/G-97 LU Latvia

Aigars Nerips Head Coach TTT Riga Latvia
Guntis Endzels Assistant LU Latvia
Anita Mikale Assistant Rigas 3.BJSS Latvia



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  LEBANON  


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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  LITHUANIA  


Lithuanian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Gabija Meskonyte
Meskonyte
Laurita Jurciute
Jurciute
Laura Juskaite
Juskaite
Karolina Visockaite
Visockaite
Rasa Knyzaite
Knyzaite
#e#5
1Helma Vysniauskaite 181-SF-98 Aistes-LSU Lithuania
3Urte Slavickaite 176-G/F-97 Kibirkstis Lithuania
4Grete Patumsyte 172-PG-97 Ukmerges Lithuania
6Kamile Berenyte 173-SF-97 Suduva Lithuania
7Gabija Meskonyte 181-SG-98 Kibirkstis Lithuania
97Agne Bobinaite 181-SF-97 Kibirkstis Lithuania
10Laurita Jurciute 173-G-96 Kibirkstis Lithuania
11Gabija Segzdaite 184-F-00 Siauliai-Univ. Lithuania
12Laura Juskaite 187-C-97 Kibirkstis Lithuania
15Karolina Visockaite 184-SF-98 Aistes-LSU Lithuania
19Brigita Gudelionyte 183-F-98 Fortuna Lithuania
28Rasa Knyzaite 172-PG-98 H-Sirenos Lithuania

Jurgita Streimikyte Head Coach Kibirkstis Lithuania
Remigijus Bardauskas Assistant Zalgiris II Lithuania
Lina Brazdeikyte Assistant Arras France



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  NEW ZEALAND  


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

We bring you last week's top performances from New Zealanders who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.

   #1. This week's number one is U18 international Jayden Fuiava (99, currently plays in Australia). She contributed to an easy victory against the 13th-ranked Rollers (0-12) crushing them 67-35 in the Australian State League (second division) in Friday night's game. Fuiava scored 7 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in only 1 minutes on the court. Logan Thunder (11-1) is placed second in QBL group. It was her team's consecutive victory in a row. It's Fuiava's fourth season with the team. This year she averages: 6.4ppg, 2.5rpg, 2FGP: 54.8%, 3FGP: 42.9% and FT: 88.2% in 11 games she played so far. Fuiava played for the New Zealand U18 national team one years ago.

   #2. Second place goes to former U20 international guard Jessica Renata (175-96, currently plays in Australia) faced previously mentioned Jayden Fuiava in the Australian State League last game. Renata. She could not help Rollers (3-9) to beat Logan Thunder (11-1). Renata was the second best scorer with 9 points. But the 12th-placed Rollers (3-9) were crushed 67-35 on the road by the second-ranked Logan Thunder in the QBL group. It was Rollers' third consecutive loss in a row. Renata's overall stats this season are: 6.6ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.3apg, 3FGP: 31.7% and FT: 57.1%. She played for the New Zealand U20 national team in 2014.

Micaela Cocks
Micaela Cocks
   #3. The New Zealand player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Micaela Cocks (174-86, college: Oregon, currently plays in Australia). She was the major contributor in Meteorettes' victory against the fifth-ranked Dolphins (7-5) 81-79 in the Australian State League (second division) last Sunday. Cocks recorded 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Mackay Meteorettes (11-1) are placed first in QBL group. It was her team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Cocks has relatively good stats this season: 14.4ppg, 5.1rpg, 4.0apg, 2FGP: 48.4%, 3FGP: 35.5% and FT: 94.1%(32-34). She is also a member of the New Zealand senior national team.

Chevannah Paalvast
Chevannah Paalvast
   #4. Swingman Chevannah Paalvast (180-91, college: Monmouth, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Micaela Cocks and both played together in the last Australian State League game. Paalvast led Meteorettes to a 2-point victory over the fifth-ranked Dolphins (7-5) 81-79. She was MVP of the game. Paalvast recorded 20 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists in 37 minutes. This year Paalvast has relatively solid stats: 12.3ppg, 4.7rpg and 3.3apg in 12 games. She is also New Zealand national team player.

Aleesha Coulter
Aleesha Coulter
   #5. Former U18 international guard Aleesha Coulter (173-93, college: La-Monroe, currently plays in Australia) contributed to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked Comets (3-10) 63-47 in the Australian State League (second division) in Sunday night's game. Coulter recorded 10 points and blocked 3 shots. Bankstown Bruins (12-4) are placed second in WARATAH group. It was her team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. It's Coulter's first season with the team. Her overall stats this year are: 4.4ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.1apg. Coulter used to play for the New Zealand U18 national team eight years ago.

Lisa Wallbutton
Lisa Wallbutton
   #6. Forward Lisa Wallbutton (183-86, currently plays in Australia) contributed to an easy victory against the fourth-ranked Cougars (12-8) 80-65 in the Australian State League (second division) on Saturday night. She recorded 6 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Perth Redbacks (12-6) are placed in SBL group. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Wallbutton's overall stats this season are: 4.6ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.2apg. She is international player as she played for the New Zealand senior team one years ago.

   #7. Former U18 international guard Shannon Perrett (175-93, currently plays in Australia) contributed to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked Lady Bandits (3-13) crushing them 93-73 in the Australian State League (second division) in Saturday night's game. Perrett recorded 9 points in 19 minutes. Sandringham Sabres (8-9) are placed fifth in SEABL-South group. Perrett has been at the team for four years. This season her overall stats are: 6.7ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.7apg in 15 games. Perrett used to play for the New Zealand U18 national team eight years ago.

Jessica Bygate
Jessica Bygate
   #8. Forward Jessica Bygate (186-92, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Shannon Perrett and both played together in the last Australian State League game. Bygate contributed to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked Lady Bandits (3-13) crushing them 93-73. She recorded 10 points. Bygate has reliable stats this season: 10.3ppg and 5.3rpg. She plays currently for the New Zealand national team.

Natalie Taylor
Natalie Taylor
   #9. An experienced international forward Natalie Taylor (182-84, college: SE Missouri St., currently plays in Australia) led Brisbane Spartans to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked SC Rip (3-7) crushing them 120-78 in the Australian State League (second division) in Friday night's game. She recorded 11 points, 6 assists and 3 steals. Brisbane Spartans (11-0) are placed first in QBL group. So far her team won all eleven games in the Regular Season. Taylor averaged so far 10.4ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.2apg and 1.2spg. She is also in the roster of the New Zealand national team.

Kalani Purcell
Kalani Purcell
   #10. Forward Kalani Purcell (188-95, college: BYU, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Natalie Taylor and both played together in the last Australian State League game. Purcell managed to help Brisbane Spartans in a victory against the 12th-ranked SC Rip (3-7) crushing them 120-78. She recorded 5 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in 21 minutes. Purcell averaged so far 11.4ppg, 9.9rpg, 3.7apg and 1.7spg in nine games. She is an international player who is currently on the senior New Zealand National Team roster.

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

   #1. Moengaroa Subritzky (178-G-93, college: Md-E Shore, currently plays in Australia) managed to help Gladstone Port City Power to win against the 14th-ranked Mountaineers (0-12) crushing them 66-37 in the Australian State League (second division) last Friday. She scored only one point and added 3 assists. Gladstone Port City Power (6-3) is placed sixth in QBL group. Subritzky's overall stats this season are: 6.8ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.3apg and 1.3spg.

   #2. Kayla Kiriau (173-G-93, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Moengaroa Subritzky and both played together in the last Australian State League game. Kiriau led Power to an easy victory against the 14th-ranked Mountaineers (0-12) crushing them 66-37. She scored 11 points, grabbed 7 boards, passed 3 assists and added 3 steals in only a mere 1 minutes. Kiriau has relatively good stats this year: 12.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 3.3apg and 2.8spg in nine games she played so far.

   #3. Shanice Swain (165-G-93, currently plays in Australia) contributed to Wanneroo's victory against the sixth-ranked Redbacks (12-10) 65-58 in the Australian State League (second division) in Friday night's game. She scored 6 points. Joondalup City Wanneroo Wolves (10-10) are placed sixth in SBL group. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Swain's overall stats this season are: 4.4ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.6apg.

   #4. Experienced Charmian Mellars (182-F-79, currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Moengaroa Subritzky. She played also in the last Australian State League game facing Kayla Kiriau (above) in the other team. Mellars contributed to an easy victory against the 14th-ranked Mountaineers (0-12) crushing them 66-37. She scored only 2 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in 1 minutes on the court. This year Mellars' overall stats are: 8.4ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.1apg and 2.1spg in eight games.

   #5. Alicia Carline (190-F-93, college: Portland St., currently plays in Australia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Moengaroa Subritzky. She played also in the last Australian State League game facing Charmian Mellars (above) in the other team. Carline was the major contributor in Power's victory against the 14th-ranked Mountaineers (0-12) crushing them 66-37. She scored 14 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in only a mere 1 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Carline's third season in pro basketball. This year Carline's overall stats are: 8.0ppg and 4.4rpg in seven games.

   #6. Alicia Poto (166-PG-78, currently plays in Australia) could not help Spireds (12-1) in their last game. Despite her very good performance Spireds lost 77-90 on the road to the lower-ranked (#4) Bruins in the WARATAH group. Poto had a double-double by scoring 25 points and getting 18 rebounds. She also added and 5 steals (made all of her five free throws) in 40 minutes. Poto has individually a very good year with high stats. She averages: 15.1ppg, 9.0rpg, 6.3apg and 3.1spg in 13 games. Poto has a dual citizenship: New Zealand and Australian.

   #7. Khaleisha Barnett (178-F-79, currently plays in Australia) contributed to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Warriors 102-83 in the Australian State League (second division) on Saturday night. Barnett recorded only one point in 5 minutes on the court. This year Barnett's total stats are: 1.9ppg and 1.9rpg in 10 games.



Wildcats take the W - by Eurobasket News

Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats retained the WBC title with a dominant second half performance defeating a plucky Taranaki Thunder 57-43 in front of an enthusiastic crowd at Cowles Stadium on Saturday evening. The win was built around floor general Terina Wanoa (166-G-96) (13 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists) and MVP Ashley Gayle (193-F-90, college: Texas). After Taranaki made the slightly better start, shading a nervy first quarter 12-10, the game swung in favour of the home team. The forward tussle between Taranaki's Jessica Tuki (185-F/C-87) and Lyndi Laborn and Canterbury's Darcy Rose and Ashley Gayle was a feature of a low scoring second period. Six points in the quarter from penetrative point guard Wanoa proved to be the difference between the two teams - 24-18 in favour of the hosts at half-time. Courtney Keech (175-G-97) opened the scoring in the second half but animated Taranaki coach Angelo Hill was forced to call a time out after turnovers on consecutive possessions proved costly. The impressive Wanoa stretched the Canterbury lead to ten points before Simone Cook struck back with a corner three - 30-23. Isabelle Cook made consecutive scores but the clouds were gathering for the Thunder as Tuki (four fouls) and Laborn (back injury) were forced to the bench. To make matters worse Isabelle Cook took a blow to the face and had to retire from the game. Despite the set backs Taranaki were very much in the hunt at three-quarter time just six points down - 38-32. Laborn returned to connect with a triple but a Hayley Gray (171-G-89) jump shot took Canterbury to a 45-37 lead with 6:30 to play. Consecutive baskets from Connie Poletti (180-F-97) and a reverse lay up from MVP Gayle stretched the advantage allowing the Canterbury supporters to relax and celebrate back-to-back titles. Canterbury Coach Lori McDaniel , voted WBC Coach of the Year for a second time paid tribute to the efforts of her team. 'We are a very deep team and I think ultimately that strength in depth was probably the telling factor in our success. Taranaki were worthy finalists and extremely well coached by Angelo Hill. 'To win consecutive titles takes a lot of hard work and I want to thank all the players for their efforts as well as my coaching colleagues Josh Thompson, Sally and Gina Farmer - it was a real team effort.'
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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  POLAND  


Polish U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Julia Niemojewska
Niemojewska
Klaudia Niedzwiedzka
Niedzwiedzka
Zuzanna Puc
Puc
Anna Makurat
Makurat
Aleksandra Parzenska
Parzenska
#e#5
1Weronika Nowakowska 169-G-98 SMS Lomianki Poland
2Weronika Papiernik 172-PG-98 MUKS WSG Bdg. Poland
3Marta Nowicka 170-PG-97 Enea AZS P. Poland
4Julia Niemojewska 168-PG-98 SMS Lomianki Poland
5Klaudia Niedzwiedzka 182-PF-98 Wisla Can-Pack Poland
6Zuzanna Puc 187-PF-97 UTEP USA
7Alicja Szloser 179-SF-97 Enea AZS P. Poland
97Pola Dmochewicz 182-F-97 AZS UW Poland
00Anna Makurat 181-G-00 SMS Lomianki Poland
10Karolina Stawinska 186-F/C-97 Basket Gdynia Poland
11Marta Wdowiuk 179-SF-98 Sleza II Wroclaw Poland
12Aleksandra Parzenska 185-F/C-97 MKK Siedlce Poland

Krzysztof Szewczyk Head Coach Wisla Can-Pack Poland
Maciej Gordon Assistant AZS UW Poland
Marek Lebiedzinski Assistant Basket Gdynia Poland



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  PORTUGAL  


Portuguese U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Maianca Umabano
Umabano
Carolina Bernardeco
Bernardeco
Mariana Silva
Silva
Carolina Goncalves
Goncalves
Isabel Costa
Costa
#e#5
4Maianca Umabano 180-F-97 GDESSA Portugal
5Carolina Bernardeco 173-G-97 ODU USA
6Ines Brandao 172-PG-97
7Barbara Miranda 165-G-97 Vitoria SC Portugal
98Ana Rodrigues 170-F/G-98 Lombos Quinta Portugal
10Mariana Silva 184-F-99 Olivais Portugal
11Carolina Goncalves 174-F-97 Lombos Quinta Portugal
14Susana Carvalheira 187-C-99 AD Vagos Portugal
15Catarina Mateus 167-G-98 CAB Madeira Portugal
18Isabel Costa 185-PF-97 Academico FC Portugal
21Ana Jesus 187-C-00 GDESSA Portugal
22Catarina Rolo 168-G-97 CPN/Sabseg Portugal

Eugenio Rodrigues Head Coach Galati Romania
Jose Araujo Assistant Satu Mare Romania
Ana Neves Assistant
Ricardo Vasconcelos Assistant Illiabum Portugal



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  PUERTO RICO  


Puerto Rican National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Puerto Rican National Team 2017
#s#
Carla Cortijo
Cortijo
Jennifer O'Neill
O'Neill
Marie Placido
Placido
Pamela Rosado
Rosado
Angelica Bermudez
Bermudez
#e#5
Carla Cortijo 172-G-87 Gigantes Puerto Rico
Jennifer O'Neill 168-PG-90 Artego Bydg. Poland
Marie Placido 181-F-87 Cangrejeras Puerto Rico
Pamela Rosado 165-PG-86 Montaneras Puerto Rico
Angelica Bermudez 185-C-89 Iasi Romania
Sandra Garcia 190-C-90 Indias Puerto Rico
Ali Gibson 180-G/F-93 Santeras Puerto Rico
Jazmine Sepulveda 178-SG-85 Montaneras Puerto Rico
Tayra Melendez 180-G-93 Santeras Puerto Rico
Michelle Gonzalez 167-PG-89 Cangrejeras Puerto Rico
Dayshalee Salaman 163-PG-90 Cangrejeras Puerto Rico
Ashley Santos 180-G-94 Louisiana Tech USA
Claudia Ortiz 170-G-95 Northeastern USA
Paola Crespo 185-C-96 Leonas Puerto Rico
Ashley Perez 173-G JMU USA
Adily Martucci 173-G Quinnipiac USA
India Pagan 187-C-99 High School USA
Arella Guirantes 180-F Texas Tech USA
Jazmon Gwathmey 188-G Indiana F. USA
Anushka Maldonado 185-F UTRGV USA
Ashley Prim 170-G-91 Neftochimic Bulgaria




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  ROMANIA  


Romanian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Romanian U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Alina Pop
Pop
Claudia Dinu
Dinu
Ana Ferariu
Ferariu
Ioana Ghizila
Ghizila
Nora Demeter
Demeter
#e#5
4Alina Pop 178-G-97 Sirius TgM Romania
6Claudia Dinu 170-SF-99
7Ana Ferariu 175-G-97 Drexel USA
10Ioana Ghizila 173-G-97 Cluj Napoca Romania
12Nora Demeter 187-C-98 PEAC-Pecs Hungary
13Amira Al Ash Hab 182-C-99 Brasov Romania
14Maria Ticu 99 Rapid Romania
15Claudia Stan 196-C-97 Rapid Romania
21Ecaterina Armanu 177-PF-98 Barking Abbey United Kingdom
23Alina Podar 169-G-97 Alexandria Romania
26Roberta Bot 162-PG-98

Daniel Calancea Head Coach Brasov Romania
Miruna Crasnic Assistant Timisoara Romania



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  RUSSIA  


Russian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Russian U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Nina Glonti
Glonti
Sabina Abaidullina
Abaidullina
Yulia Kozik
Kozik
Kristina Safonova
Safonova
Anna Burovaya
Burovaya
#e#5
5Nina Glonti 188-C-97 MBA Russia
6Sabina Abaidullina 187-PF-97 UMMC Junior Russia
7Yulia Kozik 176-SG-97 MBA Russia
8Kristina Safonova 183-F/G-97 Dynamo-Farm Russia
9Anna Burovaya 172-PG-97 Dynamo-Farm Russia
10Anna Zdebskaia 173-G-98 Rostov Russia
11Elizaveta Shabanova 196-C-97 Dynamo-Farm Russia
12Sofia Pashigoreva 196-C-99 Dynamo M. Russia
13Evgeniya Frolkina 182-SF-97 Dynamo-Farm Russia
14Ekaterina Osipova 187-C-97 Rostov Russia
15Olga Frolkina 185-PF-97 Dynamo-Farm Russia
16Anna Arestenok 161-PG-97 Chevakata Russia

Elena Shakirova Head Coach Dynamo-Farm Russia
Irina Pleshakova Assistant Ladoga SP Russia
Andrei Potapov Assistant Spartak SP Russia



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  SLOVAKIA  


Slovakian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Slovakian U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Petra Skublova
Skublova
Laura Horvatova
Horvatova
Jana Matejcikova
Matejcikova
Alexandra Haskova
Haskova
Julia Lelkes
Lelkes
#e#5
4Petra Skublova 172-SF-98 UKF Nitra Slovakia
5Radka Stasova 168-G-97 Banska Bystrica Slovakia
6Laura Horvatova 166-PG-97 Piestanske C. Slovakia
7Jana Matejcikova 168-PG-97 Banska Bystrica Slovakia
8Alexandra Haskova 183-PF-97 Samorin Slovakia
9Veronika Dulova 177-SF-97 Slovan Slovakia
10Julia Lelkes 170-PG-98 Samorin Slovakia
11Tereza Sedlakova 180-F-97 BK Petrzalka Slovakia
12Nikola Kovacikova 175-PG-99 UKF Nitra Slovakia
13Miroslava Mistinova 182-F-97 MBK Ruzomb. Slovakia
14Linda Dubenova 188-PF-98 UKF Nitra Slovakia
15Veronika Remenarova 188-F-97 Valosun Brno Czech Republic

Juraj Suja Head Coach MBK Ruzomb. Slovakia



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  SLOVENIA  


Slovenian U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Marusa Senicar
Senicar
Althea Gwashavanhu
Gwashavanhu
Annamaria Prezelj
Prezelj
Zala Friskovec
Friskovec
Larisa Ocvirk
Ocvirk
#e#5
4Ana Jakovina 175-G/F-97 Grosbasket Slovenia
5Alma Potocnik 173-PG-97 Celje Slovenia
6Aleksandra Kroselj 168-PG-99 Celje Slovenia
7Marusa Senicar 183-SF-97 Triglav Slovenia
97Althea Gwashavanhu 190-C-97 Celje Slovenia
97Annamaria Prezelj 177-SG-97 Gorzow Wlkp. Poland
10Eva Stefanoski 177-F-97 Celje Slovenia
11Tea Ramsak 173-G-97 Konjice Slovenia
12Zala Friskovec 174-G-99 Celje Slovenia
13Larisa Ocvirk 184-SF-97 Celje Slovenia
14Masa Vercic 170-G-99 Celje Slovenia
15Tina Cvijanovic 173-SG-98 Maribor Slovenia

Damir Grgic Head Coach Celje Slovenia
Jure Krajnc Assistant
Gasper Papez Assistant



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  SPAIN  


GDKO Bizkaia keeps Amondarain for another season - by Eurobasket News

GDKO Bizkaia Ibaizabal Galdakao (LF2) re-signed Zurine Amondarain. She has played there for the last three seasons. But in 8 LF2 games she averaged just 1.3ppg last season.

GDKO Bizkaia Ibaizabal Galdakao roster for 2017-2018:

Patricia Valiente
Miren Agirregoikoa
Esther Blanco
Zurine Amondarain
Maria Barneda

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



Blanco re-signs at GDKO Bizkaia - by Eurobasket News

GDKO Bizkaia Ibaizabal Galdakao (LF2) confirmed in their roster 28-year old point guard Esther Blanco (162-89). She has played there for the last seven seasons. But in 7 LF2 games she recorded just 0.7ppg and 1.3rpg last season.
Blanco's team won Spanish LF2 Group A Regular Season in 2015.
She is a very experienced player.

GDKO Bizkaia Ibaizabal Galdakao roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Esther Blanco

Forward:
Maria Barneda

Centers:
Patricia Valiente
Miren Agirregoikoa

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



Zamarat inks Alisia Jenkins - by Eurobasket News

Quesos el Pastor Zamarat (LFB) signed 23-year old American forward Alisia Jenkins (186-94, college: S.Florida) from Mann Filter. In 26 LFB games in Spain she had 10.5ppg and 7.1rpg last season. She was also voted All-Four Nations Tournament (China) 1st Team in 2017.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Jenkins played in the final of AAC Tournament for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
Jenkins graduated from University of South Florida in 2016 and it is her second season as a professional player.

Quesos el Pastor Zamarat roster for 2017-2018:

Lina Pikciute
Ivana Kmetovska
Celia Garcia
Alisia Jenkins
Ainhoa Lopez

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



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  SWEDEN  


Swedish U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Sofia Hagg
Hagg
Gunesh Ozturk
Ozturk
Adriana Camber
Camber
Emilia Stocklassa
Stocklassa
Fanny Wadling
Wadling
#e#5
4Sofia Hagg 169-G-97 Lulea Basket Sweden
5Crystel Bittar 170-PG-98 AIK Basket Sweden
6Gunesh Ozturk 168-PG-97 AIK Basket Sweden
7Matilda Salen 176-G/F-98 Alvik Basket Sweden
97Vendela Danielsson 173-G-97 Sallen Sweden
97Adriana Camber 178-F-97 Iowa St. USA
10Karolina Tellmann 178-PG-98 Udominate Sweden
11Anna Dahl 192-C-98 Wetterbygden Sweden
12Lydia Friberg 184-F-97 BG Lulea Sweden
14Emilia Stocklassa 190-C-98 Udominate Sweden
15Fanny Wadling 186-F-97 Maine USA
22Hanna Kall 191-C-97 Wetterbygden Sweden

Francisco Pinto Head Coach Wetterbygden Sweden
Markos Kiriakidis Assistant Norrkoping Sweden



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  TURKEY  


Turkish U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Turkish U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Melisa Korkmaz
Korkmaz
Yaren Uslular
Uslular
Merve Ari
Ari
Seda Deniz
Deniz
Derin Yaya
Yaya
#e#5
4Melisa Korkmaz 172-PG-97 Fenerbahce Turkey
5Yaren Uslular 167-PG-97 Mersin BSB Turkey
6Merve Ari 175-F-98 Fenerbahce Turkey
7Seda Deniz 172-PG-97 Hatay Turkey
8Irem Naz Topuz 176-F-97 Galatasaray Turkey
9Derin Yaya 174-C-97 TED Ankara Turkey
10Sevgi Uzun 170-PG-97 Besiktas Turkey
11Nur Dabakoglu 175-G/F-98 Besiktas Turkey
12Ilayda Guner 186-C-99 Istanbul Univ. Turkey
13Selale Kepenc 188-F-98 Wyoming USA
14Meltem Avci 185-F-97 Besiktas Turkey
15Inci Guclu 200-C-99 Galatasaray Turkey

Alper Durur Head Coach Girne Univ. Turkey
Umut Esenci Assistant
Mert Oktay Assistant Abdullah Gul Turkey
Ali Yildirim Assistant



Samsun signs Saynur Tozlu - by Eurobasket News

Canik Belediyesi Samsun (KBSL) signed 31-year old ex-international power forward Saynur Tozlu (189-86). She played last season at Edremit in the TKBL. In 39 games she had 7.2ppg, 10.6rpg, 3.1apg, 2.8spg and 1.3bpg. A very impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKBL Honorable Mention and All-Domestic Players Team.
The previous (15-16) season Tozlu played at Edirne Bld. Edirnespor. But in 26 KBSL games she recorded just 1.7ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.6apg and 1.0spg. She also played 6 games in Eurocup, but she did not score anything and had only 9 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal.
Tozlu's team was regular season runner-up in Turkish TKB2L Group A in 2013.
She was a member of Turkish international program for some years. Tozlu was called to Turkish Senior National Team between 2006 and 2008 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2005.
She has played previously for five other teams: Botas, Galatasaray, Adana ASKI Mersin, TED Ankara and Orduspor.

Canik Belediyesi Samsun roster for 2017-2018:

Yasemin Dalgalar
Saynur Tozlu
Aija Putnina
Avery Warley
Ayse Gurcavdi
Ceren Gokdemir

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  UNITED KINGDOM  


British U20 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

British U20 National Team 2017
#s#
Abigail Johnson
Johnson
Molly Taylor
Taylor
Jessica Davies
Davies
Shanice Norton
Norton
Georgia Gayle
Gayle
#e#5
2Abigail Johnson 183-C-97 Barking Abbey United Kingdom
3Molly Taylor 175-G-97 Loyola, MD USA
4Jessica Davies 185-F-97 Lipscomb USA
5Shanice Norton 173-G-97 LSU USA
6Georgina Brierley 170-G-97 St.Leo USA
7Georgia Gayle 170-PG-97 Sheffield Hatters United Kingdom
9Gabriele Nikitinaite 178-SG-98 Sevenoaks Suns United Kingdom
10Imani Whittington 178-SF-98 Barking Abbey United Kingdom
12Victoria Gray 175-SG-97 Nottingham United Kingdom
15Chloe Gaynor 182-F/C-98 Barking Abbey United Kingdom
22Melanie George 183-F-97 Newman USA
27Amelia Stevens 182-PF-97 Sevenoaks Suns United Kingdom

Jose Buceta Head Coach
Christoper Bunten Assistant Northumbria United Kingdom
Rachael Vanderwal Assistant



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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.



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  WNBA  


Sun Record Biggest Comeback In History, Defeat Mystics, 96-92 - by Eurobasket News

The Connecticut Sun reached the midpoint of the WNBA season Saturday in much better shape than last year, when a 3-13 start capsized the season before it could set sail. Now the team is thinking in terms of making the playoffs, something it hasn't done since 2012, Mike Thibault's final season as their coach. Thibault was at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday with his Washington Mystics trying to slow the Sun down, and he almost did it. The Mystics led by 22 points in the third quarter, but the Sun roared back to tie the score with 4:33 to play and then finished the job with a 96-92 win. The comeback was the biggest in Sun history. The Sun took a 94-92 lead with 36 seconds to play on a basket from Alyssa Thomas (6'2''-F-92, college: Maryland) and extended it to 95-92 on a free throw from Courtney Williams (5'8''-G-94, college: S.Florida) with 18 seconds remaining. The Mystics took a timeout and a three-point shot from Tierra Ruffin-Pratt (5'10''-G-91, college: N.Carolina) missed with 3.5 seconds to play. Jonquel Jones ended the game with a free throw. "We hyped each other up, energized each other, supported each other and we came out with the win," Sun guard Alex Bentley (5'7''-PG-90, college: Tarbes) said. Jones led five Sun scorers in double figures with 22 points. Alyssa Thomas, who almost didn't play because of a virus, added 19 and Jasmine Thomas (5'9''-PG-89, college: Duke) had 15. Elena Delle Donne (6'5''-G/F-89, college: Delaware) led the Mystics (10-8) with 28 points. "It's our relentless attitude," Jones said. "We play with a chip on our shoulders. We play with an us-against-the-world mentality. When you have that kind of attitude, you learn to come back from big deficits." Since the team's 0-4 start, the Sun are 10-3 with wins against the WNBA's best, including handing the Minnesota Lynx their only loss of the season to date. And that win came on the road. The Sun were coming off an 89-56 road rout of the San Antonio Stars. "My comfort with this team is that it competes," Sun coach Curt Miller said. "You're always on edge a little; you just never know what's going to take place in this league on any given night. You never know if it's going to be one of the nights, one of those games that happen. But this team plays hard. It's hungry and it cares for each other on and off the court and it makes up for some of the mistakes we might make on the floor." The Mystics led 58-43 at the half and extended it to 20 (69-49) with seven minutes to play in the third quarter forcing Miller to call a timeout. The Mystics bumped it up to 22 (75-53) before the Sun countered with a ferocious rally that carried to the end of the quarter. The Sun outscored the Mystics 21-6 to cut the lead to 81-73 heading to the fourth quarter with the crowd on its feet. The Sun continued to work, cutting the lead to two (83-81) and finally tying the score at 86 with 4:33 to play. "I'm just so proud of the team tonight," Miller said. "That's a huge win in the manner in which it happened. It was pretty incredible. A tremendous second half. They stuck together. They didn't panic." On May 31, the Mystics pulled out a two-point win over the Sun in Washington. Delle Donne, so far the conference's leading All-Star vote-getter in the first returns, made an old-school, three-point play with 44.8 seconds left before Bentley's first missed free throw of the season with 3.8 seconds remaining allowed the Mystics to hold on. Delle Donne also had a career-high five blocks in the game. The Mystics had lost two straight games, with problems behind the three-point line a big reason. They were 9-for-40 from behind the line in those two games. They were swept on a two-game western trip, the latest loss an 88-80 decision at Phoenix. The Mystics used nine points each from Delle Donne and Emma Meesseman (6'4''-C-93, agency: LBM Management) to take a 29-21 lead after the first quarter. The Mystics also shot 61.1 percent from the field (4 of 6 from three) in the quarter. But the Sun picked up the pace in the second, cutting the lead to 33-32 on a three-point play from Jones with 7:15 remaining in the half that caused Thibault to call a timeout. The Sun tied the game at 35 and again at 37 before Washington began to reassert itself. Led by Delle Donne, who scored another 10 points during a 21-6 run, the Mystics opened a 58-43 lead at the half. Delle Donne led all scorers with 19 points at the half. Kristi Toliver added 12 for the Mystics. Jones had 11 and Jasmine Thomas added 10 for the Sun in the first half.
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