EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 8/15/2017 4:04:08 AM

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  3X3  



Riga win Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest 3x3 Challenger - by Eurobasket News

Riga Ghetto Basket (LAT) won the Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest 3x3 Challenger after edging out Zemun Master (SRB) 13-12 in the final in Bucharest, Romania on August 12-13. Just 2 weeks after shining at the Tinkoff Moscow Open, the Latvian team won their second Challenger of the season. The same team that brought Latvia gold at the FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup last month remained undefeated on the iconic University Square, an unbelievable feat considering they played their last 3 games with just 3 players after big man Edgars Krumins (194-G/F-86) went down with a knee injury. Riga survived a dramatic overtime against World Tour reigning champs Ljubljana in the semi-finals and were led by the tournament top scorer (and Europe Cup MVP) Nauris Miezis (189-G-91) in the final. Like it is the case at all challengers, two new teams have secured a ticket to the World Tour. Both Riga and Zemun will compete at the Lausanne Masters on August 25-26. Riga have now earned a ticket to 2 Masters (Lausanne and Debrecen) while Zemun have clinched their ticket to their 5th Masters (they played in Utsunomiya and Prague and will now play in Lausanne, Chengdu and Mexico City). Teams from 12 different countries competed in the tournament, organized by Sport Arena. The next 3x3 Challenger - the Samsung Ljubljana 3x3 Challenger - will be held in the Slovenian capital on August 18-19. The two best teams there will qualify to the Debrecen Masters on August 31 - September 1.
Courtesy of: fiba.com



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  ARGENTINA  


Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata keeps Rusconi for another season - by Eurobasket News

Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (TNA) re-signed 30-year old guard Esteban Rusconi (180-87). He has played there for the last twelve seasons. In 32 TNA games he averaged 6.8ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.5apg last season.
Rusconi is a very experienced player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hindu lands Cristian Romero - by Eurobasket News

Hindu Club de Resistencia Chaco (TNA) landed experienced 35-year old forward Cristian Romero (198-82) from Comunicaciones. In 53 TNA games he averaged 8.8ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.2apg last season. He helped them to win the TNA title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place.
The previous (15-16) season Romero played at Petrolero Argentino where in 14 TNA games he had 11.9ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.3apg.
He has spent his entire career in Argentina playing for eight other teams: Atenas, Obras Basket, Weber Bahia, Quilmes Mar del Plata, Belgrano San Nicolas, Estudiantes Olavarria, Barrio Parque and Olimpico de La Banda.
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Hindu.
Romero is described as: A quickly improving forward, who gives his best at the defensive side, where he can stop almost everyone.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Esteban Cantarutti joins Petr.Argentino - by Eurobasket News

Petrolero Argentino (TNA) agreed terms with 29-year old point guard Esteban Cantarutti (185-88) from Barrio Parque. In 40 TNA games he had 10.3ppg, 2.9rpg and 3.0apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Cantarutti played at Olimpico de La Banda (LigaA) where in 56 games he recorded 5.8ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.3apg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
Cantarutti has played previously for two other teams: Atenas and 9 de Julio.

Petrolero Argentino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ariel Pau
Esteban Cantarutti
Rodrigo Lavezzari

Forwards:
Federico Ferrini
Jeffrey Merchant

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Independiente BBC de Santiago del Estero keeps Fernandez for another season - by Eurobasket News

Independiente BBC de Santiago del Estero (TNA) re-signed 21-year old small forward Ricardo Fernandez (190-96, agency: DTMones). He played there last season. In 43 TNA games he recorded 3.7ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.2apg.
The previous (15-16) season Fernandez played at Obera Tennis Club where in 34 TNA games he averaged 3.2ppg.
He has played previously for Olimpico de La Banda.

Independiente BBC de Santiago del Estero roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Facundo DellaValle

Forwards:
Alejandro Spalla
Ricardo Fernandez

Center:
Alejandro Reinick

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  AUSTRALIA  


North Bears claim Waratah 2017 title - by Eurobasket News

North Bears - Manly Warringah 92:78

North Bears clinched the 2017 Waratah championship title. They edged Manly Warringah in the Final. Nick Blair (185-G-87) scored 22 points to pace the champions. He was named the MVP.
North Bears jumped to a 27:18 lead after the opening frame. They maintained the advantage throughout the second quarter. The Bears accumulated a 46:32 halftime lead. The Sea Eagles narrowed the gap in the third term as they fired 29 points. Manly Warringah trailed by 10 points heading into the fourth quarter. But North Bears used a 21:17 run in the final term to ice the trophy. Dan Trist (206-F-92, college: Lafayette) had 18 points, while Linden Smith-Hyde (188-G, college: Nicholls St.) tossed in 14 points for the champions. Kyle Painter replied with 21 points for the Sea Eagles. Stefan Blaszczynski (196-G/F-84, college: Nicholls St.) netted 17 points in the loss.

North Bears: Nick Blair 22, Dan Trist 18, Linden Smith-Hyde 14
Manly Warringah: Kyle Painter 21, Stefan Blaszczynski 17



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  AUSTRIA  


London Lions add Lanegger to their roster - by Eurobasket News

London Lions (BBL) added to their roster 27-year old Austrian international point guard Moritz Lanegger (190-90). He played last season at Team FOG Naestved in Danish Ligaen. In 23 games he recorded 7.2ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.0apg and 1.4spg. Lanegger helped them to win the cup. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Danish Ligaen Honorable Mention. He also played that season for Manchester Giants where in 6 BBL games he averaged 10.8ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.0apg and 1.2spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Lanegger's team won Austrian Supercup for two years in a row (2013 and 2014).
He has been also a member of Austrian international program for some years. Lanegger has regularly played for Austrian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
He also represented Austria at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 2.8ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.7apg.
Lanegger has played also professionally for other Austrian teams like Dukes, UBSC Graz, Kapfenberg Bulls and Gussing Knights.

London Lions roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Moritz Lanegger
John Isenbarger

Forwards:
Joe Ikhinmwin
Demonte Flannigan

Coach: Mariusz Karol

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BALKAN LEAGUE  


Newcomer to SIGAL UNIQA Balkan League - by Eurobasket News

In the end of the working week, the Montenegrin Basketball Federation officially confirmed KK Ibar Rozaje as the 1st representative of their country in season 2017-2018 of BIBL.
The club expressed desires to join the competition earlier during the summer and as preparation times have begun, their participation is now fact. KK Ibar Rozaje was founded in 1981 during the period of the former Yugoslavian basketball. The team entered to the First Montenegro Erste (at present) League back in 2012 after becoming champions of the B League and since then has been competing on the highest national level. During the previous season 2016-2017, KK Ibar finished 3rd after the Regular season. The games are played in a fully-renovated sports complex in the city of Rozaje situated on the border with Kosovo. The BIBL management established immediate contact with the President of the club and in the following few days all the additional details will be settled as well. SIGAL UNIQA Balkan League is always happy to have the possibility to help more and more clubs to develop and wishes KK Ibar good luck with their first appearance on the international stage with the significant 10th season of the competition.
Courtesy of: balkanleague.net



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  BALTIC LEAGUE  


Malcolm Grant (ex Tajfun) joins Nevezis - by Eurobasket News

Nevezis Kedainiai (LKL) added to their roster 29-year old American guard Malcolm Grant (185-88, college: Miami, FL). He played last season at Tajfun in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 30 games he had 13.3ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.8apg.
The previous (15-16) season Grant played at The Storm in Canadian NBL Canada where in 36 games he recorded 11.4ppg, 1.7rpg and 4.6apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Australian NBL Semifinals in 2013. Grant was also voted All-ACC 3rd Team back in 2011 at his college time.
Grant is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in four different countries. Grant tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Australia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Cyprus (Apoel), Sweden (BC Lulea), Australia (Illawarra Hawks) and Canada (Halifax_Rainmen and Power).
Grant attended University of Miami, Florida until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

Nevezis Kedainiai roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Malcolm Grant
Gintautas Matulis
Rytis Juknevicius

Forward:
Laurynas Mikalauskas

Coach: Ramunas Cvirka

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Babrauskas re-signs at P.Zvaigzdes - by Eurobasket News

Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys (LKL) confirmed in their roster 33-year old ex-international swingman Steponas Babrauskas (197-94kg-84). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 37 LKL games he recorded 9.5ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.5apg and 1.2spg last season. Babrauskas also played 19 games in Baltic League where he averaged 9.8ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the final.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Babrauskas was voted Eurobasket.com Lithuanian LKL All-Defensive Team back in 2011.
He was a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. Babrauskas was called to Lithuanian Senior National Team back in 2006 and previously for U21 National Team between 2003 and 2005.
He is quite experienced player. Babrauskas has played also professionally in Belgium (Leuven Bears), Italy (Openjobmetis VA and Scafati), Latvia (ASK Riga), Turkey (Istanbul BBSK) and Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas and Sakalai).

Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Steponas Babrauskas
Tomas Galeckas

Forwards:
Alexey Zhukanenko
Nikita Balashov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


Scandone Avellino inks Lorenzo D'Ercole - by Andrea Centenari

Scandone Avellino (Serie A) signed 29-year old ex-international guard Lorenzo D'Ercole (190-88kg-88). He has played for the last two seasons at Banco di Srd in the Serie A. But in 27 games he had just 1.5ppg last season. D'Ercole helped them to make it to the cup final. He also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded only 2.9ppg and 1.0apg. D'Ercole contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was selected to Italian SerieA All-Star Game back in 2011 and 2013.
D'Ercole was also a member of Italian international program for some years. He played for Italian Senior National Team between 2009 and 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2006 and 2008.
D'Ercole also represented Italy at the Mediterranean Games eight years ago.
He has played previously professionally also in Israel (Maccabi Rishon) and Italy (Roma Virtus, Libertas Liburnia, Mens Sana 1871 Siena, UBC and Montecatiniterme).
D'Ercole could be described: A rapidly maturing PG, who has great court vision and can easily hit a 3 pointer.

Scandone Avellino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ariel Filloy
Lorenzo D'Ercole
Jason Rich
Bruno Fitipaldo
Dezmine Wells

Forwards:
Maarten Leunen
Salvatore Parlato
Andrea Zerini
Thomas Scrubb

Center:
Kyrylo Fesenko

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bradley Tinsley (ex FC Porto) agreed terms with Vytautas - by Eurobasket News

Vytautas Prienu (LKL) inked 28-year old American guard Bradley Tinsley (191-95kg-89, college: Vanderbilt). He has played for the last two years at FC Porto in Portuguese LPB league. Tinsley managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 33 LPB games he recorded 10.9ppg, 2.0rpg and 5.1apg. He helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final. Tinsley also played 1 game in FIBA Europe Cup where he had very impressive stats: 20 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist. And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged remarkable 17.0ppg, 5.0rpg and 3.0apg (top 3).
Among other achievements Tinsley received Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Guard of the Year award in 2016.
He is a very experienced player. Tinsley has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Tinsley has played previously professionally in Australia (Lightning), Belgium (Okapi Aalstar), France (Saint Vallier) and Germany (MLP Academics Heidelberg).
He attended Vanderbilt University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Tinsley's game is described as: Combo guard who played both guard positions as a freshman and sophomore and started afterwards all games at the point guard position for Vanderbilt as a Junior and senior...Brad led the SEC in assists (4,5) in his junior season and was 3rd (4,1) in his senior season... led the SEC in assist to turnover ratio (2,5) as a senior... his Vanderbilt teams recorded a 91-43 win/los record over his 4-year career, most wins in a career in Vanderbilt history... never missed a game in his college career... only player to score 1,000 points and 450 assists in Vanderbilt history...

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Galdikas is set to join Neptunas - by Eurobasket News

Neptunas Klaipeda (LKL) agreed terms with 30-year old power forward Simas Galdikas (204-103kg-87). It will actually be his comeback to Klaipeda as he has played here before. Galdikas played last season at Lietkabelis (LKL). In 45 games he had 7.4ppg and 2.7rpg. He helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals. Galdikas also played 13 games in Eurocup where he recorded 6.8ppg and 2.9rpg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Galdikas spent at Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 25 games he averaged 3.9ppg and 2.8rpg. He contributed to his team winning the regular season and make it to the semifinals. The other team Galdikas played that season for was Neptunas. In 10 LKL games he got 4.4ppg and 2.8rpg. He also played 5 games in Eurocup where he got 6.2ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Galdikas was voted Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League (Challenge Cup) Honorable Mention back in 2011.
He has played previously professionally also in Ukraine (Dnipro).

Neptunas Klaipeda roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tomas Delininkaitis
Renaldas Seibutis

Forwards:
Laimonas Kisielius
Edgaras Zelionis

Centers:
Juan Palacios
Simas Galdikas

Coach: Kazys Maksvytis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Anthony Raffa (ex Roma Virtus) signs at Lukoil Academic Sofia - by Eurobasket News

Lukoil Academic Sofia (NBL) landed 28-year old American (has also Italian passport) point guard Anthony Raffa (185-77kg-89, college: Co.Carolina). He played most recently at Roma Virtus in Italian Serie A2. In 34 games he averaged impressive 18.5ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.8apg and 1.0spg last season.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Raffa spent at Al Sadd in Qatari D1 where in 13 games he had very remarkable stats: 19.2ppg, 4.8rpg, 4.8apg and 2.1spg. He helped them to make it to the final and Cup semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Qatar D1 Honorable Mention. Raffa also spent pre-season at Samen in Iranian D1 that year. In 5 games he recorded 8.8ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.0apg.
Among other achievements Raffa's team won Big South Conference Regular Season for two years in a row (2010 and 2011).
And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Raffa has played previously professionally in France (Nantes) and Iran (Sanaye).
He attended Coastal Carolina College until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Lukoil Academic Sofia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pavlin Ivanov
Anthony Raffa

Forwards:
Hristo Nikolov
Justin Knox
Dalton Pepper

Center:
Keith Clanton

Coach: Sharon Drucker

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELGIUM  


Leicester Riders tab Thomas De Thaey, ex Aalstar - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders (BBL) inked 26-year old Belgian forward Thomas De Thaey (203-111kg-91, college: North Carolina State, agency: Octagon Europe). He played most recently at Crelan Okapi Aalstar in Belgian Euromillions League. In 35 games he recorded 5.9ppg and 3.8rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season De Thaey played at Leuven Bears (Scooore League) in Belgium where in 30 games he averaged 11.4ppg and 6.6rpg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B 2nd Team award back in 2010 at his college time.
De Thaey represented Belgium at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia) six years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 8 games: 9.9ppg, 7.0rpg, FGP: 46.7%, 3PT: 29.6%, FT: 81.3%.
De Thaey has played previously professionally also in Spain (Canarias Basketball Academy) and Belgium (Antwerp Giants, Oostende and Kangoeroes).
He attended North Carolina State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
De Thaey's game is described as: Thomas is an extremly strong player who fights for every rebound. He is more SF/PF than classic PF or Center but he can play back to the basket as well he can shoot from the mid/long range. He can play defense against bigger players thanks to his strength and he can stop smaller SF thanks to his speed. Great player with a lot of skills and role modes. Can finnish above the rim. He is very good in transition - runs the floor very well. Great teammate to have!.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Dubas re-signs at Monthey - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion BBC Monthey (LNA) confirmed in their roster 26-year old Swiss international power forward Jonathan Dubas (204-102kg-91). He is a dual citizen owning also Belgian passport. Dubas has played there for the last two seasons. In 39 LNA games he recorded 10.7ppg, 7.8rpg, 2.0apg and 1.2spg last season. Dubas helped them to win the league title and the cup. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Swiss LNA All-Domestic Players Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Honorable Mention back in 2013.
Dubas has been also a member of Swiss international program for some years. He has regularly played for Swiss senior team since 2011 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Dubas represented Switzerland at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 12.4ppg, Reb-3 (8.5rpg), 1.0spg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 42.1%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 53.5%.
Dubas has played previously professionally also in Belgium (Leuven Bears and Kangoeroes) and Switzerland (Lugano Tigers and Lakers).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BOSNIA  


Reljic re-signs at Spars Sarajevo - by Eurobasket News

OKK Spars Sarajevo (Division I) confirmed in their roster 24-year old Serbian guard Pavle Reljic (194-93). He played there last season. In 19 Division I games he had 7.5ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg.
Reljic ended the previous (2015-16) season at Mladost in Serbian KLS where in three games he recorded just 2.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.0apg. But the most of that year he spent at BC Timisoara in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 10 games he averaged 6.2ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.1apg.
Reljic represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 7.2ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 85.3%.
Reljic has played previously professionally in Serbia (Masinac, Mega Bemax and FMP Beograd) and Romania (Timba Timosoara).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nikolicbojan83)

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Nautico KIA Tenerife welcomes back Omeragic - by Eurobasket News

Nautico KIA Tenerife (EBA) tabbed 21-year old naturalized Bosnian forward Adnan Omeragic (201-96). It is actually his comeback to Santa Cruz as he has played here before. Omeragic played most recently at Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias in the Liga Endesa. Liga Endesa was a little too high level for him, where in two Liga Endesa games he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound. EBA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Omeragic played 4 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged just 1.5ppg last season. Omeragic won Basketball s League championship title.
He represented Spain at the Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Germany (Unofficial World Championships U18) three years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 2.2ppg, 1.0rpg.
Omeragic has played previously for two other teams: FC Barcelona and Barca II.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gostivar 2015 adds Todorovic to their roster - by Dragan Ristov

Gostivar 2015 (Prva Liga) added to their roster 30-year old Bosnian power forward Aleksandar Todorovic (206-104kg-87, agency: PEPI SPORT). It will be his first time playing in Macedonia. He played last season at Borac in Serbian KLS league. In 40 games he recorded 12.0ppg and 6.2rpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention. Todorovic also spent pre-season at Kaposvari (A Division) in Hungarian league that year.
He has played also professionally in Bulgaria (Beroe) and Bosnia (Bratunac and Bijeljina).

Gostivar 2015 roster for 2017-2018:

Dime Tasovski
Ivica Dimcevski
Aleksandar Todorovic
Viktor Serafimovski
Jetmir Zekjiri

Coach: Marijan Srbinovski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Adem Catakovic agreed terms with Valsesia - by Eurobasket News

Gessi Valsesia Basket (Serie B) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old naturalized Bosnian forward Adem Catakovic (201-96) from Malloni Basket Porto S.Elpidio. In 31 Serie B games he recorded 5.5ppg and 2.0rpg last season.
Catakovic's team was regular season runner-up in Italian Serie B Group C in 2015.
He has played previously for four other teams: Armani Milano, Sutor Montegranaro, Civitanova and Montegrano.

Gessi Valsesia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nicolo Gatti
Renato Quartuccio
Guglielmo Sodero
Matteo Martina
Enrico Gobbato

Forwards:
Adem Catakovic
Dario Farabegoli
Mattia Magrini

Coach: Domenico Bolignano

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Milan Luzajic joins Sloboda Tuzla - by Eurobasket News

OKK Sloboda Tuzla (Division I) agreed terms with Milan Luzajic from Leotar. In 25 Division I games he had 7.4ppg, 2.1rpg and 4.0apg last season.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sloboda Tuzla tabs Ljubomir Campara - by Eurobasket News

OKK Sloboda Tuzla (Division I) inked 24-year old Serbian center Ljubomir Campara (205-93, agency: AproK Sports Group) from Bosna-Royal. In 26 Division I games in Bosnia he recorded 5.7ppg and 3.3rpg last season. He helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team.
Campara was a member of Serbian U20 National Team in 2013.
He has played also professionally for other Serbian teams like Metalac, Vojvodina, Vojvodina Srbijagas and Tamis.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BRAZIL  

Carioca Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Renan LENZ
  Bauru
  (206-F-90)
  Avg: 19
 1. Lenz, Bauru19.0 
 2. Uchendu, Bauru18.0 
 3. Hubner, Paulistano15.5 
 4. Avelino, Osasco B.15.5 
 5. Meindl, Franca15.0 
 6. Barbosa, Pinheiros15.0 
 7. Coelho, Franca15.0 
 8. Cipolini, Franca14.5 
 9. Brite, L.Sorocaba13.7 
 10. Ruivo, Pinheiros13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael UCHENDU
  Bauru
  (206-F/C-98)
  Avg: 15
 1. Uchendu, Bauru15.0 
 2. Rodrigues, L.Sor.10.7 
 3. Barbosa, Pinheiros9.0 
 4. Hubner, Paulistano8.5 
 5. Sena, Mogi8.0 
 6. Lenz, Bauru8.0 
 7. Santos, Bauru8.0 
 8. Ansaloni, Pinheiros7.5 
 9. Toledo, Pinheiros7.5 
 10. Viana, America7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Elio CORAZZA
  Paulistano
  (193-PG-89)
  Avg: 8
 1. Corazza, Paulistano8.0 
 2. Ruivo, Pinheiros7.0 
 3. Coelho, Franca6.0 
 4. Lersch, Mogi5.7 
 5. Pierotti, Bauru5.5 
 6. Taylor, Mogi5.0 
 7. Souza, America4.5 
 8. Aleo, Osasco B.4.0 
 9. Farina, L.Sorocaba3.7 
 10. Brite, L.Sorocaba3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Felipe SOUZA
  America
  (200-SF-91)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Souza, America2.5 
 2. Toledo, Pinheiros2.0 
 3. Rosa, America2.0 
 4. Brite, L.Sorocaba2.0 
 5. Fernandes, Osasco B.2.0 
 6. de Souza, Franca2.0 
 7. Da-Silva, L.Sor.1.7 
 8. Aleo, Osasco B.1.5 
 9. Do Carmo, Pinhe.1.5 
 10. Lessa, Mogi1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Renan LENZ
  Bauru
  (206-F-90)
  Avg: 3
 1. Lenz, Bauru3.0 
 2. Sena, Mogi3.0 
 3. Galvanini, Bauru2.0 
 4. Demetrio, Franca2.0 
 5. Hubner, Paulistano1.5 
 6. Carlos, Mogi1.0 
 7. Uchendu, Bauru1.0 
 8. Pereira, Pinheiros1.0 
 9. Curnell, Mogi1.0 
 10. Gruber, Franca0.5 


Wallisson Vinicius agreed terms with B.Cearense - by Paulo Freire

SKY/Basquete Cearense (NBB) strengthened their roster with addition of 20-year old small forward Wallisson Vinicius (203-97). He played in the summer at Basquete Joinville/AABJ in the Liga Ouro. But in 12 games he recorded just 1.8ppg.
Vinicius helped his team to make it to the Liga Ouro Final in 2017.
He has played previously for Palmeiras.

SKY/Basquete Cearense roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Paulinho Boracini
Betinho Nardi_Duarte
Rashaun McLemore
David Rossetto

Forwards:
Felipe Ribeiro
Sualisson Da_Silva
Nathan Molony-Benjamin
Victor Leal
Wallisson Vinicius

Centers:
Bruno Fiorotto
Leonardo Klassmann

Coach: Alberto Bial

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Flamengo signs M.J. Rhett, ex Leones SD - by Eurobasket News

Clube de Regatas do Flamengo (NBB) signed 25-year old American (has also Dominican passport) power forward M.J. Rhett (206-107kg-92, college: Mississippi). He played this summer at Leones de Santo Domingo in LNB league in Dominican Republic. Rhett managed to play in six leagues in four countries last year (!!!). In 31 LNB games he had very impressive stats: 17.2ppg, 7.0rpg and 3.0apg. The last season he played at Cholet Basket in French ProA where in 10 games he recorded 7.2ppg and 3.9rpg. Rhett also played that season for Tadamon in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. In 6 games he averaged remarkable 15.2ppg, 9.8rpg, 3.5apg and 1.0bpg. The other team he played that season for was Sigal Prishtina (SuperLeague) in Kosovo. The team played in three different competitions that year, and Rhett had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 10 SuperLeague games he got 14.9ppg, 9.6rpg, 1.8apg and 1.0spg. He also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 14.5ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.5apg. Rhett also played 6 games in Balkan League where he got high stats: 17.0ppg, 9.7rpg and 1.8apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Dominican Rep. LNB championship title in 2016. Rhett was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Dominican Rep. LNB 2nd Team in 2016.
He has played on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Rhett has played previously professionally in Italy (Kleb Basket Ferrara), Latvia (Barons Riga) and Philippines (Blackwater).
He attended University of Mississippi until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Clube de Regatas do Flamengo roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marcelo Machado
Ronald Ramon
David Cubillan
Humberto Gomes
Arthur Pecos
Gabriel Vargas
Heitor Nascimento
Vitor Amorim

Forwards:
Olivinha Rodriguez
Marquinhos Vieira
M.J. Rhett
Felipe Machado
Danilo Monteiro
Andre Luis
Lucas Aprigio

Centers:
Joao_Paulo Lopez
Joao Dos_Santos

Coach: Jose Neto

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Aleksiev is back at Cherno More - by Eurobasket News

Cherno More Ticha (NBL) agreed terms with 30-year old ex-international point guard Plamen Aleksiev (180-77kg-87). It is actually his comeback to Cherno More as he has played here before. Aleksiev played last season at Beroe (NBL). In 27 games he had 6.4ppg, 1.6rpg and 3.0apg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league final. Quite impressive season as he was named to Bulgarian League All-Star Game. Aleksiev also played 12 games in Balkan League where he recorded 6.0ppg, 1.6rpg and 3.9apg. He contributed to his team winning the Balkan League championship (twice).
The previous (15-16) season Aleksiev played at Cherno More. In 18 NBL games he averaged 13.4ppg, 2.9rpg, 5.7apg and 1.2spg. He contributed to his team making it to the Bulgarian Cup Semifinals. It was another spectacular season as he was named to Bulgarian League All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout. Aleksiev was a member of Bulgarian Senior National Team between 2005 and 2011.
He has played previously for two other teams: Yambol and Chernomorets.
Aleksiev could be described: Has been for long time the top Bulgarian prospect at the PG. Now, he's finally delivering. Has good court vision, he' s also quick and aggressive on the court, and earns a lot of FT.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Chavdar Kostov (ex Kymis) signs at Rabotnicki - by Dragan Ristov

KK Rabotnicki AD Skopje (Prva Liga) landed 29-year old Bulgarian international shooting guard Chavdar Kostov (195-93kg-88, agency: Interperformances). He was about to sign at GS Kymis in Greek A1 league. The last season Kostov played also at Kymis (also in A1) where in 18 games he averaged 8.3ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.0spg.
He has been also a member of Bulgarian international program for some years. Kostov has regularly played for Bulgarian senior team since 2007 and previously for U20 National Team between 2007 and 2008.
He also represented Bulgaria at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 7.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.5apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 53.8%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 50.0%.
Kostov has played also professionally in Austria (Gussing Knights), Greece (Iraklis, Kavala and G.Larissa-Faros) and Bulgaria (Levski and Lukoil Academic Sofia).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: The Bulgarian guard comes from a different century as his scoring abilities, reminds easily an Oscar Smits or Nikos Gallis. Kostov has many a ways to deliver the ball in the basket, he is a gluttonous player capable of adding points in virtually any imaginable way that the game allows him to. His percentages from the floor are amazingly good. Kostov has just decent size and average athleticism for a wing. What makes him a unique player is his incredible collection of abilities to put the ball in the basket. Shooting, dunking, slashing, even posting up his defender, he plays all over the court. He can "liberate" his jumper from any place, in any sort of fashion. He finishes around the hoop with both hands and a great variety of lay-ups.
Outlook (2007):
The Bulgarian guard is very, he out sprints many of his rivals who are much "bigger" names than he is, in fast breaks with dribbling the ball. He is a superb scorer (one of the best of his age) he can score from everywhere on the court. He can score in the paint with the same easiness than outside the arc and from 5 meters He ahs a very quick jump shot which makes it difficult to block. He has very good first step which allows him to be always to be some meters faster than his opponent. He can score on the drive against defense even though his penetration skills are not as positive resulted as his amazing shots.; he is using very often used several picks to get open shots as he is much better in shooting than in the driving.
In his weaknesses is the fact that he has quite low percentage from the charity line as he has around 60%, a guy that can score the most amazing three pointer! In the last European championship which took place in Nova Gorica and Gorizia in Slovenia and Italy he averages 18.3ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.5apg and 1.8spg but he had only 52.9% in the free throws.. Good prospect for the European courts.
Outlook (2007):
The Bulgarian combo guard is among the top prospects of the Bulgarian basketball. He has tremendous Basketball IQ and can play with the same level of easiness the point and the shooting guard positions, he has very big repertoire in scoring as he can penetrate (has very strong first step), can shoot from the parameter and can stop and jump shot with very difficult, to be blocked, angle in the ball. He is very coachable and very focus on the sport and very serious too, Kostov together with Zahariev are probably the two most 'wanted' Bulgarian players in their country. Chavdor is definitely a college material at this stage
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Anthony Raffa (ex Roma Virtus) signs at Lukoil Academic Sofia - by Eurobasket News

Lukoil Academic Sofia (NBL) landed 28-year old American (has also Italian passport) point guard Anthony Raffa (185-77kg-89, college: Co.Carolina). He played most recently at Roma Virtus in Italian Serie A2. In 34 games he averaged impressive 18.5ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.8apg and 1.0spg last season.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Raffa spent at Al Sadd in Qatari D1 where in 13 games he had very remarkable stats: 19.2ppg, 4.8rpg, 4.8apg and 2.1spg. He helped them to make it to the final and Cup semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Qatar D1 Honorable Mention. Raffa also spent pre-season at Samen in Iranian D1 that year. In 5 games he recorded 8.8ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.0apg.
Among other achievements Raffa's team won Big South Conference Regular Season for two years in a row (2010 and 2011).
And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Raffa has played previously professionally in France (Nantes) and Iran (Sanaye).
He attended Coastal Carolina College until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Lukoil Academic Sofia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pavlin Ivanov
Anthony Raffa

Forwards:
Hristo Nikolov
Justin Knox
Dalton Pepper

Center:
Keith Clanton

Coach: Sharon Drucker

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Second SEC team falls to Canadian powerhouse Carleton - by Eurobasket News

For the second time in a five-day span, an SEC program has fallen to the dominant Canadian powerhouse, Carleton University. On Monday evening, the Ravens defeated Vanderbilt, 61-56, in the Paradise Jam Tournament held at the U.V.I. Sports & Fitness Center in St. Thomas. Eddie Ekiyor (206-F-97), originally a Xavier forward, led the Ravens with 17 points to go along with his five rebounds. Matthew Fisher-Davis (196-G/F-96) matched Ekiyor's point total with 17 of his own to lead the Commodores. The Ravens have won 13 of the last 15 national titles, including seven in a row. Last week, Carleton took down Alabama, a team pegged in the top-25 for next season, 84-71, in the 2017 Can-Am Shootout. The victories over the two SEC teams mark the 29th and 30th victory Carleton has landed over NCAA Division I programs. This is the second loss in as many days for Vanderbilt, falling to the U.S. Virgin Island national team, 81-78, in the first exhibition game of the team's summer foreign tour. The Commodores are back in action on Wednesday against Brock University (Canada). They take on Carleton again the following day. Carleton has two more opportunities to upset NCAA Division I opponents, bookending the rematch with Vandy with exhibition contests against Northern Colorado and James Madison.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



Doug Herring Jr. (ex London L.) is a newcomer at Orchies - by Eurobasket News

BC Orchies (NM1) strengthened their roster with addition of American guard Doug Herring Jr. (191-91kg, college: Utica). He played most recently at London Lightning in Canadian NBL. In 42 NBL Canada games he recorded 10.7ppg, 4.5rpg, 6.4apg and 1.4spg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Honorable Mention. Herring also played that season for Defensor in Uruguayan LUB where in 7 games he averaged 8.9ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.9apg and 1.3spg. Herring also spent pre-season at Windsor Express in Canadian NBL Canada that year. A very good season in his career as he was voted to USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Honorable Mention.
He is a very experienced player. Thanks to Herring's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America) in four different countries. Herring has played previously professionally in United Kingdom (Bristol Acadamy Flyers), PBL (Rochester RazorSharks and Hudson Valley) and APBL (Hudson Valley).
He graduated from Utica College in 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A talented player who has the rare combination of being a devastating scorer but he also makes the right basketball plays. Compared to Paul Pierce by some of his friends, in fact he can resemble some of the Pierce's game...

BC Orchies roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Doug Herring_Jr.
Daniel Huffor

Forwards:
Romain Dardaine
Chrislain Cairo
T.J. Robinson
Fabien Ateba

Center:
Maxime Djo_Ebala

Coach: Fabrice Courcier

By Eurobasket Data Center

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De Ciman is back at Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia - by Eurobasket News

Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia (LEB Gold) agreed terms with 23-year old Canadian guard Joe De Ciman (198-91kg-94, college: Colorado State). It is actually his comeback to Azpeitia as he has played here before. De Ciman played last season at Marin Ence PeixeGalego in LEB Silver. However his team was relegated to EBA. In three games he had 3.7ppg and 1.0rpg. De Ciman won Spanish LEB Silver championship title. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver 2nd Team in 2017.
De Ciman represented Canada at the World Championships U19 in Prague (Czech Republic) four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 5.1ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 42.1%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 60.0%.
De Ciman graduated from Colorado State in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Libcentro Pro Round 4 of Semi-Finals. Puente Alto and Arturo Prat enter Finals - by Eurobasket News

Sportiva Italiana - Puente Alto 49-80

Puente Alto stormed past Sportiva Italiana to advance into Libcentro Finals. The game without a history. Puente Alto led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They held Sportiva Italiana to an opponent 20.0 percent shooting from the field compared to 50.0 percent accuracy of the winners. They outrebounded Sportiva Italiana 52-39 including a 42-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Sebastian Silva (187-91) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 7 rebounds and guard Felix Ibarra (187) who added 9 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists during the contest. At the losing side Cristobal Rios (-94) responded with 13 points and 6 rebounds and Diego Castillo (-99) scored 5 points and 9 rebounds. Sportiva Italiana's coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Sportiva Italiana: C.Rios 13+6reb+3ast, B.Toledo 10, C.Bustamante 10+2reb, G.Hernandez 7+1reb, D.Castillo 5+9reb, C.Culun 2+5reb+2ast
Puente Alto: S.Silva 18+7reb+3ast, D.Valenzuela 15+3reb+1ast, F.Pena 12+6reb+2ast, E.Munoz 10+3reb, F.Ibarra 9+8reb+6ast, A.Pinedo 8+10reb+1ast
gschID: 559730


Arturo Prat - Liceo Curico 73-68

Arturo Prat held off Liceo Curico to win the series 3-1. Liceo Curico trailed by 14 points after 3 quarters before a 21-12 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 68-73 at the end of the game. They outrebounded Liceo Curico 44-32 including 37 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Paulo Andrade (174-93) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 7 rebounds. Boris Guerra (-87) contributed with 15 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Guard Benjamin Acuna (182-88) replied with 11 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals and Sebastian Munoz (-90) added 14 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Liceo Curico. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Liceo Curico: M.Zerene 15+1reb+2ast, S.Munoz 14+7reb, J.Cofre 13+1reb, B.Acuna 11+7reb+5ast, M.Rebolledo 7+8reb+2ast, S.Luieza 6+3reb
Arturo Prat: P.Andrade 26+7reb, F.Ortega 17+7reb+1ast, B.Guerra 15+9reb+1ast, R.Galvez 10+9reb+4ast, C.Ubillo 5+4reb, C.Jorquera 0
gschID: 559729





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NBL Round 22: Guizhou defeats leader Henan - by Eurobasket News

The games at this stage are more interesting as they can be crucial for the final standings in Regular Season. Despite we already know who is stronger and who is weaker, there may be still last minute surprises and upsets.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Henan (18-4) on the court of third ranked Guizhou on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Guizhou 136-129. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Henan. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Henan won third quarter 34-28. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guizhou made 27-of-29 free shots (93.1 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 19 long-distance shots on high 52.8 percentage. 31 personal fouls committed by Henan helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Mark Lyons (185-89, college: Arizona, agency: Higher Vision Sports) who helped to win the game recording 60 points (!!!) and 8 assists (made all of his eight free throws). Central African-American power forward James Mays (206-86, college: Clemson) contributed with 31 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) replied with 48 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 5 assists for Henan. Guizhou maintains third position with 16-6 record having just two points less than leader Henan. Henan at the other side still keeps top place with four games lost. Guizhou are looking forward to face Luoyang (#5) at home in the next round. Henan will play against Fujian (#10) and is hoping to win this game.
Another interesting game for Guangxi (12-10) which played in Changsha against 5th ranked Hunan (14-8). Eighth ranked Guangxi had an easy win 98-85. American center Isaiah Austin (216-93, college: Baylor) had a double-double by scoring 50 points (!!!) and 19 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Le Ji chipped in 18 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American guard Terrell Stoglin (185-91, college: Maryland) responded with 27 points. Hunan's coach Wenlong Huang rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Guangxi moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Chongqing. Hunan at the other side dropped to the sixth position with eight games lost. Guangxi will play against Beijing (#11) at home in the next round. Hunan will play against Lhasa (#9) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Dongbu is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their 22th consecutive match to seventh ranked Chongqing (12-10) 129-105 on Sunday evening. Yaoyang Guo notched 30 points to lead the effort. Chongqing's coach Shu Trist Spurl felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 50 points (!!!) by Yi Jiang did not help to save the game for Dongbu. Chongqing have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position with 12-10 record, which they share with Guangxi. Loser Dongbu still closes the standings. Chongqing will meet at home higher ranked Anhui (#4) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Dongbu will play against the league's second-placed Shaanxi W. (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
The game between tenth ranked Fujian (10-12) and 12th ranked Hebei X. (5-17) in Fuzhou ended with biggest points difference. Fujian outscored guests from Hebei 127-91. Brandon Bowman fired a double-double by scoring 41 points (!!!), 21 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Fujian's coach Jiulong Liu felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Fujian moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Lhasa. Hebei X. lost eleventh consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 17 games lost. Fujian's next round opponent will be league's leader Henan on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Hebei X. will play against Jiangsu L. (#13) in He Fei and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Other games in round 22 were not that significant. Beijing was smashed by Anhui on the road 131-98. Jiangsu L. was destroyed by Shaanxi W. on its own court 91-117. Luoyang managed to outperform Lhasa in a road game 92-82.

Anhui - Beijing 131-98

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Anhui (15-7) crushed at home 11th ranked Beijing (8-14) 131-98. The game was mostly controlled by Anhui. Beijing was better in third quarter 34-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They shot 61.6 percent from the field. Anhui forced 25 Beijing turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 29 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Beijing's players. American swingman Manny Harris (196-89, college: Michigan) fired 40 points (!!!) and 6 steals for the winners. The other American import Chris Johnson (210-85, college: LSU) chipped in 23 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Four Anhui players scored in double figures. American center Michael Holyfield (211-92, college: Sam Houston St.) produced a double-double by scoring 26 points and 19 rebounds and power forward Yunan Liu (205-94) added 22 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Anhui have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Luoyang. Beijing at the other side keeps the eleventh position with 14 games lost. Anhui's next round opponent will be Chongqing (#7) in Lanling. Beijing will play on the road against Guangxi (#8) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Beijing: H.Michael 26+19reb, L.Yunan 22+9reb+1ast, Z.Shuai 13+2reb+2ast, Z.Wei 9+2reb+1ast, L.Ziming 8+3reb+1ast, C.Zexu 7+3ast
Anhui: H.Manny 40+3reb+3ast, J.Chris 23+9reb+4ast, Z.Yong 17+5reb+6ast, L.Jian 13+4reb+3ast, C.Shouwei 9+3reb, H.Delong 8+1reb+2ast
gschID: 548598


Jiangsu L. - Shaanxi W. 91-117

Very expected game when 13th ranked Jiangsu L. (2-20) was smashed by second ranked Shaanxi W. (17-5) in He Fei 117-91. The game was mostly controlled by Shaanxi W.. Jiangsu L. was better in third quarter 32-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Shaanxi W. players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. American forward Troy Gillenwater (205-88, college: N.Mexico St.) fired a double-double by scoring 40 points (!!!), 14 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. The other American import guard Von Wafer (196-85, college: Florida St.) chipped in 37 points (!!!) and 6 assists. Coach ZhengXiu Jiang's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward Xing-Chen Wang (196-93) produced a double-double by scoring 26 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists and American-Palestinian forward Michael Nunnally (203-86, college: Pacific) added 20 points and 12 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Shaanxi W. have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 17-5 record behind leader Henan. Jiangsu L. lost third consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth place with 20 games lost. Shaanxi W.'s next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Dongbu (#14) in Nanjin which should be another easy win for them. Jiangsu L. will play at home against Hebei X. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Jiangsu L.: W.Xing Chen 26+12reb+4ast, W.Peng 22+3reb+2ast, N.Michael 20+12reb+3ast, G.Wei 16+2reb+5ast, G.MingYang 5+2reb+4ast, J.Shichao 2
Shaanxi W.: G.Troy 40+14reb+4ast, W.Von 37+3reb+6ast, Y.XiaoHang 12+3reb+1ast, G.Yan 11+5reb+4ast, M.Daqiang 9+4reb+5ast, J.JunQi 4+8reb+4ast
gschID: 548597


Chongqing - Dongbu 129-105

Bottom-ranked Dongbu is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their 22th consecutive match to seventh ranked Chongqing (12-10) 129-105 on Sunday evening. The game without a history. Chongqing led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 102 of its points in the paint compared to Dongbu's 70. They outrebounded Dongbu 51-28 including a 20-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. Chongqing looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Yaoyang Guo notched 30 points to lead the effort and Xin Wang supported him with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. Chongqing's coach Shu Trist Spurl felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 50 points (!!!) by guard Yi Jiang (195-93) did not help to save the game for Dongbu. Forward Shengyue Sun (198-89) added 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for lost side. Five Chongqing and four Dongbu players scored in double figures. Chongqing have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position with 12-10 record, which they share with Guangxi. Loser Dongbu still closes the standings. Chongqing will meet at home higher ranked Anhui (#4) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Dongbu will play against the league's second-placed Shaanxi W. (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Dongbu: J.Yi 50+3reb+2ast, S.Shengyue 13+5reb+4ast, Y.Qin 13+1ast, W.Chen 13+7reb+1ast, C.Ziran 8+1reb, L.Sheng 6+8reb+4ast
Chongqing: G.Yaoyang 30+4reb+2ast, W.Xin 18+9reb+8ast, W.Yang 18+2reb+2ast, L.Yao 17+3reb+2ast, K.Vladyslav 15+10reb+4ast, L.Jiayuan 9+3reb+1ast
gschID: 548596


Fujian - Hebei X. 127-91

The game between tenth ranked Fujian (10-12) and 12th ranked Hebei X. (5-17) in Fuzhou ended with biggest points difference. Fujian outscored guests from Hebei 127-91. Hebei X. was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Fujian dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Hebei X.'s 50 and made 19-of-24 charity shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Fujian forced 23 Hebei X. turnovers and outrebounded them 57-31 including a 40-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Hebei X.'s players. American forward Brandon Bowman (206-84, college: Georgetown) fired a double-double by scoring 41 points (!!!), 21 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Ivorian-French point guard Mouloukou-Souleyman Diabate (181-87) chipped in 25 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals (made all of his seven free throws). Fujian's coach Jiulong Liu felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward Zixu Wang (200-98) produced 20 points and 6 rebounds and center Heng Yu (210-91) added 18 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Fujian and five Hebei X. players scored in double figures. Fujian moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Lhasa. Hebei X. lost eleventh consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 17 games lost. Fujian's next round opponent will be league's leader Henan on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Hebei X. will play against Jiangsu L. (#13) in He Fei and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hebei X.: W.Zixu 20+6reb+3ast, Y.Heng 18+9reb, Z.Zhao 16+2reb+3ast, D.Mengchao 16+6reb+1ast, C.Qi 10+1reb+2ast, H.Haibin 5+4reb
Fujian: B.Brandon 41+21reb+8ast, D.Mouloukou Souleyman 25+6reb+6ast, D.Jian 19+3reb+1ast, X.Huajun 15+3reb, H.Yan 6+4reb, Z.Yairen 5+6reb+3ast
gschID: 548595


Lhasa - Luoyang 82-92

Very predictable result when fourth ranked Luoyang (15-7) won against on the road 9th ranked Lhasa (10-12) 92-82. The game was mostly controlled by Luoyang. Lhasa was better in fourth quarter 19-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Luoyang forced 21 Lhasa turnovers. Nigerian-British center Olumide Oyedeji (210-81) fired a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. South Sudanese-Lebanese center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) chipped in 11 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Five Luoyang players scored in double figures. American center Jonathan Kreft (213-86, college: Florida St.) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and forward Yuxiang Gao (195-93) added 20 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players saving starting five for next games. Luoyang have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 15-7 record, which they share with Anhui. Lhasa at the other side keeps the ninth place with 12 games lost. Luoyang's next round opponent will be higher ranked Guizhou (#3) on the road and it may be the game of the week. Lhasa will play against Hunan (#6) in Changsha and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Lhasa: G.Yuxiang 20+7reb+1ast, K.Jonathan 17+11reb+1ast, H.DangJian 17+6reb, Z.Zhennan 9+5reb+6ast, D.ZhiMing 7+1reb, S.DeShuai 6+1reb
Luoyang: Q.Wenhan 17+2reb+3ast, Z.Ye 15+1reb, O.Olumide 13+12reb+2ast, S.Jianguo 12+3reb+1ast, M.Ater 11+9reb+5ast, M.Weilong 8+3reb
gschID: 548594


Guizhou - Henan 136-129

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Henan (18-4) on the court of third ranked Guizhou on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Guizhou 136-129. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Henan. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Henan won third quarter 34-28. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guizhou made 27-of-29 free shots (93.1 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 19 long-distance shots on high 52.8 percentage. 31 personal fouls committed by Henan helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Mark Lyons (185-89, college: Arizona, agency: Higher Vision Sports) who helped to win the game recording 60 points (!!!) and 8 assists (made all of his eight free throws). Central African-American power forward James Mays (206-86, college: Clemson) contributed with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) replied with 48 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Yuxing Jiang (195-95) added 22 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Henan. Four Guizhou and five Henan players scored in double figures. Guizhou maintains third position with 16-6 record having just two points less than leader Henan. Henan at the other side still keeps top place with four games lost. Guizhou are looking forward to face Luoyang (#5) at home in the next round. Henan will play against Fujian (#10) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Henan: A.Josh-Emmanuel 48+5reb+5ast, O.Chris 26+5reb+2ast, J.Yuxing 22+9reb+3ast, M.Qingfei 14+5reb, W.Longfei 11+4reb+1ast, C.Yuhan 4+1reb+2ast
Guizhou: L.Mark 60+2reb+8ast, M.James 31+10reb+2ast, L.MingHao 15+7reb+2ast, Z.Zihua 12+5reb+3ast, Z.MingHao 8+6reb, L.Xu 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 548593


Hunan - Guangxi 85-98

Another interesting game for Guangxi (12-10) which played in Changsha against 5th ranked Hunan (14-8). Eighth ranked Guangxi had an easy win 98-85. Guangxi dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Hunan's 44. They outrebounded Hunan 58-31 including a 45-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Hunan was plagued by 33 personal fouls down the stretch. American center Isaiah Austin (216-93, college: Baylor) had a double-double by scoring 50 points (!!!) and 19 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and center Le Ji (203-83) chipped in 18 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American guard Terrell Stoglin (185-91, college: Maryland) responded with 27 points and center Wei Zhang (203-84) scored 16 points and 4 steals. Four Hunan players scored in double figures. Hunan's coach Wenlong Huang rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Guangxi moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Chongqing. Hunan at the other side dropped to the sixth position with eight games lost. Guangxi will play against Beijing (#11) at home in the next round. Hunan will play against Lhasa (#9) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Hunan: S.Terrell 27+3reb+3ast, Z.Wei 16+3reb+3ast, Z.Yaosheng 11+3reb, P.Jiaxin 10+4reb, W.Junjie 9+3reb, L.Hansheng 5
Guangxi: A.Isaiah 50+19reb+3ast, J.Le 18+9reb+1ast, L.Jiawei 15+7reb+1ast, Z.Yupeng 9+4reb+2ast, B.Sim 6+17reb+1ast, Y.Dianhong 0+1reb
gschID: 548599





Lyons' 60-point game gives him NBL Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

28-year old point guard Mark Lyons (185-PG-89, agency: Higher Vision Sports) put on an amazing game in the last round for Guizhou and receives a Asia-basket.com NBL Player of the Week award for round 22.
He had the game-high 60 points adding two rebounds and eight assists for Guizhou in his team's victory, helping them to beat Henan (#1, 18-4) 136-129. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Guizhou maintains the 3rd position in Chinese NBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Guizhou will need more victories to improve their 16-6 record. In the team's last game Lyons had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range and got twelve three-pointers out of 18 attempts. He turned to be Guizhou's top player in his first season with the team. University of Arizona graduate has very impressive stats this year. Lyons is in league's top in points (8th best: 33.9ppg), assists (7th best: 5.0apg) and averages solid 2.3spg and 57.0% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Brandon Bowman (206-F-84) of Fujian. He is American forward in his first season at Fujian. In the last game Bowman recorded impressive double-double of 41 points and 21 rebounds. Of course he led Fujian to another comfortable win outscoring slightly lower-ranked Hebei X. (#12, 5-17) 127-91. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Fujian keeps 10th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 10-12 record. Bowman is a newcomer at Fujian and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to center Isaiah Austin (216-C-93) of Guangxi (#8). Austin got into 30-points club by scoring 50 points in the last round. He went also for nineteen rebounds . He was a key player of Guangxi, leading his team to a 98-85 easy win against slightly higher-ranked Hunan (#6, 14-8). Guangxi needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 12 victories and 10 lost games. Austin has a great season in China. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 35.3ppg (7th best). He also has 4.9bpg and FGP: 58.1%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Troy Gillenwater (205-F-88) of Shaanxi W. - 40 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-PG-86) of Henan - 48 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Manny Harris (196-F/G-89) of Anhui - 40 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Michael Holyfield (211-C-92) of Beijing - 26 points and 19 rebounds
8. Yi Jiang (195-G-93) of Dongbu - 50 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Von Wafer (196-G-85) of Shaanxi W. - 37 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Yaoyang Guo) of Chongqing - 30 points, 4 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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11 Lobos sign Joshua White, ex Caciques - by Eurobasket News

11 Lobos Chalchuapa (Liga MB) signed 29-year old American guard Joshua White (191-88, college: San Diego CC). The last time (16) he played at Caciques in Colombian LPB league.
White has played on four different continents (Europe, Latin America, Australia and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Australia (Tigers), Chile (Dep. de Manquehue) and Germany (Mustangs).
White is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league on the market.
He attended San Diego City College until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Croatia wins Opatija home tournament - by Eurobasket News

Croatia - Ukraine 79:74

Croatia won Opatija home tournament beating Ukraine 79-74. Both teams stayed close to each other, Croatia won the first period 18-17, but then Ukraine replied with a 22-16 run. The third period was decisive in the game as Croatia needed a 24-15 surge to seal the win.
Ivan Buva (208-F/C-91) top-scored for the winners with 17 points, while Dario Saric (207-PF-94, agency: BeoBasket) netted 16. Dominik Mavra (195-G-94, agency: AproK Sports Group) scored 11 and Filip Kruslin as well as Dragan Bender (213-PF-97) posted 7 apiece. Artem Pustovyi (218-C-92, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) replied with 18 points in the losing effort and Volodymyr Koniev (203-F-89) had 11.



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Joseph Wall (ex BK Pardubice) signs at Legia W-wa - by Greg

Newly promoted Legia Warszawa (PLK) landed 28-year old American forward Joseph Wall (199-100kg-89, college: Seattle Pacific, agency: Diamond Sports). He has played for the last three years at BK Pardubice in NBL league in Czech Republic. In 43 games he averaged 12.1ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Czech Rep. League Honorable Mention. Wall also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 12.8ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.8apg and 1.8spg. Wall's team was regular season runner-up in Czech Republic League.
Wall has played also professionally in Portugal (CAB Madeira).
He attended Seattle Pacific University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Legia Warszawa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Grzegorz Kukielka
Lukasz Wilczek
Michal Aleksandrowicz
Piotr Robak

Forwards:
Joseph Wall
Jorge Bilbao

Centers:
Mateusz Jarmakowicz
Adam Linowski

Coach: Piotr Bakun

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Svitavy Bring Ozren Pavlovic for Tryout - by Surujh Roopnarine

Turi Svitavy, already with a set roster for 2017-18, have announced the signing of 6-8 Croatian swingman Ozren Pavlovic (203-F-94, college: Hawaii) for a one-month tryout. Pavlovic is coming off a 2016-17 season ruined by injury, but now healthy, Head Coach Lubomir Ruzicka is looking to make an evaluation of the young 23-year old. When healthy, Pavlovic has experience playing in Croatia's premier league (2014-2016) as well as spending a season in the NCAA (2012-2013) with the University of Hawaii. During his last healthy season in 2015-16 Pavlovic appeared in 19 games with Jolly Jadranska Banka Sibenik, where he averaged 8.6 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists.


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Sami Eleraky joins Nautico KIA Tenerife - by Eurobasket News

Nautico KIA Tenerife (EBA) added to their roster 24-year old Danish center Sami Eleraky (213-118kg-93). He just graduated from Pacific (NCAA). Eleraky has played there for the last three years. But in 21 games he had only 1.7ppg and 2.2rpg last season.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Eleraky was also a member of Danish international program for some years. He played for Danish Senior National Team two years ago and previously for U18 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Eleraky represented Denmark at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) five years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 6.0ppg, 9.0rpg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 39.3%, FT: 29.6%.
Eleraky has played previously for another Spanish team Aalborg.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stats Leaders - LIDOBA

Points Per Game
 Gerardo SUERO
  Indios SFM
  (196-G-89)
  Avg: 26.1
 1. Suero, Indios SFM26.1 
 2. Gilder, Caneros LR23.2 
 3. Woodbury, Titanes .20.7 
 4. Guzman, Soles SD20.5 
 5. Bailey, Reales LV19.5 
 6. Santana, Titanes .18.7 
 7. Miller, Leones SD18.5 
 8. Gaines, Metros S.18.1 
 9. Glenn, Metros S.17.8 
 10. Rhett, Leones SD17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian WILLIAMS
  Titanes .
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Williams, Titanes .9.8 
 2. Shannon, Indios S.8.9 
 3. Jones, Huracanes PP8.5 
 4. Araujo, Leones SD8.5 
 5. Santana, Titanes .8.3 
 6. Vargas, Metros S.7.4 
 7. Rhett, Leones SD7.0 
 8. Gilder, Caneros LR6.9 
 9. Glenn, Metros S.6.7 
 10. Evangelista, Caner.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Juan CORONADO
  Reales LV
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Coronado, Reales LV6.5 
 2. Miller, Leones SD6.2 
 3. Suero, Indios SFM5.0 
 4. De-Leon, Metros S.4.9 
 5. Soliman, Caner.4.8 
 6. Fortuna, Leones SD3.8 
 7. Fortuna, Titanes .3.5 
 8. Carter, Huracane.3.5 
 9. Glenn, Metros S.3.4 
 10. Ruiz, Soles SD3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Elpidio FORTUNA
  Leones SD
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Fortuna, Leones SD1.9 
 2. Jones, Huracanes PP1.8 
 3. Suero, Indios SFM1.8 
 4. Beidler, Huracane.1.7 
 5. De-Leon, Metros S.1.6 
 6. Valdez, Huracane.1.6 
 7. Suero, Indios SFM1.6 
 8. Rojas, Leones SD1.4 
 9. Fortuna, Titanes .1.4 
 10. Santana, Titanes .1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Miguel EVANGELISTA
  Caner.
  (--91)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Evangelista, Caner.1.5 
 2. Jones, Huracanes PP1.5 
 3. Okosun, Reales LV1.3 
 4. Vargas, Metros S.1.2 
 5. Shannon, Indios S.1.1 
 6. Nunez, Metros S.0.9 
 7. Guerrero, Leones SD0.8 
 8. Santana, Titanes .0.8 
 9. Williams, Titanes .0.8 
 10. Rhett, Leones SD0.8 


LNB Round 4 of Finals. Leones claim first victory - by Eurobasket News

Leones SD - Metros STGO 98-91

Leones SD overcame Metros STGO to cut the deficit in LNB Finals. The hosts trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 7 points. Leones SD made 29-of-35 free shots (82.9 percent) during the game. 27 personal fouls committed by Metros STGO helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Patrick Miller (185-92, college: Tennessee St.) who helped to win the game recording 27 points and 8 assists (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field) and guard Elpidio Fortuna (188-85) who added 21 points, 5 assists and 5 steals during the contest. Four Leones SD players scored in double figures. At the losing side American Robert Glenn (203-89, college: IUPUI) responded with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and his fellow American import forward Jordan Hamilton (201-90, college: Texas) scored 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Metros STGO's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Leones SD: P.Miller 27+8ast, E.Fortuna 21+4reb+5ast, M.Rhett 17+7reb+3ast, D.Greene 10+9reb+1ast, S.Rojas 8+6reb+1ast, J.Araujo 7+4reb+2ast
Metros STGO: J.Hamilton 19+5reb+4ast, R.Glenn 18+7reb+5ast, E.Vargas 15+5reb+1ast, V.Liz 9+1reb+1ast, A.De Leon 7+6reb+2ast, J.Akindele 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 558172





Flamengo signs M.J. Rhett, ex Leones SD - by Eurobasket News

Clube de Regatas do Flamengo (NBB) signed 25-year old American (has also Dominican passport) power forward M.J. Rhett (206-107kg-92, college: Mississippi). He played this summer at Leones de Santo Domingo in LNB league in Dominican Republic. Rhett managed to play in six leagues in four countries last year (!!!). In 31 LNB games he had very impressive stats: 17.2ppg, 7.0rpg and 3.0apg. The last season he played at Cholet Basket in French ProA where in 10 games he recorded 7.2ppg and 3.9rpg. Rhett also played that season for Tadamon in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. In 6 games he averaged remarkable 15.2ppg, 9.8rpg, 3.5apg and 1.0bpg. The other team he played that season for was Sigal Prishtina (SuperLeague) in Kosovo. The team played in three different competitions that year, and Rhett had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 10 SuperLeague games he got 14.9ppg, 9.6rpg, 1.8apg and 1.0spg. He also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 14.5ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.5apg. Rhett also played 6 games in Balkan League where he got high stats: 17.0ppg, 9.7rpg and 1.8apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Dominican Rep. LNB championship title in 2016. Rhett was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Dominican Rep. LNB 2nd Team in 2016.
He has played on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Rhett has played previously professionally in Italy (Kleb Basket Ferrara), Latvia (Barons Riga) and Philippines (Blackwater).
He attended University of Mississippi until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Clube de Regatas do Flamengo roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marcelo Machado
Ronald Ramon
David Cubillan
Humberto Gomes
Arthur Pecos
Gabriel Vargas
Heitor Nascimento
Vitor Amorim

Forwards:
Olivinha Rodriguez
Marquinhos Vieira
M.J. Rhett
Felipe Machado
Danilo Monteiro
Andre Luis
Lucas Aprigio

Centers:
Joao_Paulo Lopez
Joao Dos_Santos

Coach: Jose Neto

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Simeon Howard agreed terms with Cojute - by Eurobasket News

Club de Baloncesto Cojute (Liga MB) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American swingman Simeon Howard (193-86kg-92, college: Greensboro). He played in the summer at High Point Heat (TRBL) in the U.S.
Among other achievements Howard's team made it to the South Tournament Semifinals in 2016. He received also All-USA South 2nd Team award in 2016 at his college time.
Howard graduated from Greensboro College in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Simeon is a very versatile shooter, combo/guard who scores consistently in various ways with jump shot being one of his strongest suits; creates shots, drives one on one and can score off the pass or dribble. He is a great rebounder, who grabs boards offensively and defensively, although defensive rebounding might be his stronger suit. Howard defends aggressively in the guard and/or post areas by contesting shots, blocking shots and running the floor accurately to prevent a score and he can defend all positions. Simeon is a good ball handler and he is well capable of igniting the fast break by hitting the open man or backing it out and running an offensive set. He is an unselfish team player who looks to involve every teammate on each play and uses a variety of passes that find the scoring player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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11 Lobos sign Joshua White, ex Caciques - by Eurobasket News

11 Lobos Chalchuapa (Liga MB) signed 29-year old American guard Joshua White (191-88, college: San Diego CC). The last time (16) he played at Caciques in Colombian LPB league.
White has played on four different continents (Europe, Latin America, Australia and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Australia (Tigers), Chile (Dep. de Manquehue) and Germany (Mustangs).
White is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league on the market.
He attended San Diego City College until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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CSKA Moscow inks Alan Makiev - by Eurobasket News

CSKA Moscow (VTB) agreed terms with 26-year old international center Alan Makiev (210-112kg-91). He has played for the last two seasons at Avtodor in the VTB. In 17 VTB United League games he had 4.4ppg and 2.9rpg last season. Makiev also played 13 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 3.7ppg and 2.7rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Russian Higher League championship title in 2013. Makiev was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Russian Higher League Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Russian Higher League Center of the Year back in 2013. He was called to Russian Senior National Team this year.
Makiev has played previously for six other teams: Irkut Irkutsk, Ryazan, Kupol-Rodniki, Elbrus Cherkessk, Avtodor Saratov 2nd team and Lokomotiv Kuban 2nd team.

CSKA Moscow roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sergio Rodriguez
Nando De_Colo
Leo Westermann
Cory Higgins
Maksim Kondakov
Alexandr Khomenko

Forwards:
Kyle Hines
Viktor Khryapa
Nikita Kurbanov
Andrey Vorontsevich
Othello Hunter
Will Clyburn
Andrey Lopatin

Centers:
Pavel Korobkov
Alan Makiev

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv eye Norris Cole - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) is in talks with 29-year old American point guard Norris Cole (188-79kg-88, college: Cleveland State) who played last time at Oklahoma City Thunder in NBA. In 16 games he had 3.0ppg last season. Cole also played that season for Golden Stars in Chinese CBA where in 9 games he recorded very impressive stats: 19.1ppg, 2.6rpg, 4.3apg and 1.7spg.
In 2011 he was drafted by Chicago Bulls (NBA) in first round (28th overall). The former Cleveland State standoutis in his seventh season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of NBA in 2014. Cole was also voted All-Horizon League Player of the Year and All-Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year back in 2011 at his college time.
Cole has played also professionally for other NBA teams like New Orleans Pelicans and Miami Heat.
On Cole: (by Tyler Ingle for NBADraft.net in 2011)
Well-rounded point guard with excellent leadership qualities … Solid size for a point guard … Impressive speed and agility … Has the lateral quickness to stay in front of his man … Competitive defender. Solid at everything but doesn't stand out in any facet … A "jack of all trades" kind of point guard … Very thin
.

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michael Roll
Pierre Jackson
John DiBartolomeo
Yovel Zoosman

Forwards:
Karam Mashour
DeShaun Thomas
Jake Cohen
DeAndre Kane
Jonah Bolden

Centers:
Alex Tyus
Itay Segev

Coach: Neven Spahija

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Sajus comes back to Zalgiris - by Eurobasket News

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old Lithuanian international center Martynas Sajus (208-110kg-96). It is actually his comeback to Kaunas as he has played here before. Sajus played most recently at Polpharma in Polish PLK league. In 34 games he recorded 9.9ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.2bpg last season. Great year indeed as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Youth Player of the Year.
The previous (15-16) season Sajus played at Zalgiris where in 24 LKL games he averaged 3.8ppg and 2.8rpg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and they also made it to the Cup final (twice). Sajus also played 10 games in Euroleague where he had just 1.4ppg and 1.9rpg. The other team Sajus played that season for was Zalgiris. In 24 LKL games he got 9.4ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.3apg and 1.2bpg.
Sajus has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. He was a member of both Senior and University National Teams this year and previously for University National Team in 2017.
Sajus also represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) last year. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 7 games: 9.7ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.3bpg, FGP: 61.7%, FT: 58.8%.
Sajus has played previously for Sabonio.

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dee Bost
Vasilije Micic
Paulius Valinskas

Forwards:
Aaron White
Axel Toupane

Centers:
Brandon Davies
Martynas Sajus

Coach: Sarunas Jasikevicius

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv signs Norris Cole - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) signed 29-year old American point guard Norris Cole (188-79kg-88, college: Cleveland State). He played last season at Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA. In 16 games he had 3.0ppg. Cole also played that season for Golden Stars in Chinese CBA where in 9 games he recorded very impressive stats: 19.1ppg, 2.6rpg, 4.3apg and 1.7spg.
In 2011 he was drafted by Chicago Bulls (NBA) in first round (28th overall). The former Cleveland State standoutis in his seventh season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of NBA in 2014. Cole was also voted All-Horizon League Player of the Year and All-Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year back in 2011 at his college time.
Cole has played also professionally for other NBA teams like New Orleans Pelicans and Miami Heat.
He could be described: (by Tyler Ingle for NBADraft.net in 2011)
Well-rounded point guard with excellent leadership qualities a Solid size for a point guard a Impressive speed and agility a Has the lateral quickness to stay in front of his man a Competitive defender. Solid at everything but doesn't stand out in any facet a A "jack of all trades" kind of point guard a Very thin
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Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michael Roll
Norris Cole
Pierre Jackson
John DiBartolomeo
Yovel Zoosman

Forwards:
Karam Mashour
DeShaun Thomas
Jake Cohen
DeAndre Kane
Jonah Bolden

Centers:
Alex Tyus
Itay Segev

Coach: Neven Spahija

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stats Leaders - Group B

Points Per Game
 Erhan SHOLLA
  (197-SF-1)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Sholla, KOS21.8 
 2. Jonsson, ISL19.3 
 3. Hlynsson, ISL18.5 
 4. Ferreira, POR16.5 
 5. Rogkavopoulo., GRE16.0 
 6. Okros, ENG16.0 
 7. Klonaras, GRE15.8 
 8. Ulczynski, POL15.5 
 9. Jakimovski, MKD15.3 
 10. Hullinger, SUI15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Erhan SHOLLA
  (197-SF-1)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Sholla, KOS11.5 
 2. Ratkoceri, KOS11.0 
 3. Bratanovic, BEL11.0 
 4. Krupalija, BIH10.0 
 5. Tsoumanis, GRE9.5 
 6. Mast, NED9.5 
 7. Huurman, NED9.0 
 8. Erben, SVK9.0 
 9. De Ridder, BEL9.0 
 10. Tsetserukou, BLR8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Marek VYROUBAL
  (195-PG-1)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Vyroubal, CZE6.3 
 2. Kelly, IRL5.3 
 3. Dibongue, BEL4.3 
 4. Dedajic, BIH4.3 
 5. Yoka-Bratasz, POL4.3 
 6. Gomes, POR4.0 
 7. Bergens, NED4.0 
 8. Van-D., NED4.0 
 9. Jonsson, ISL3.8 
 10. Gashi, KOS3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Mateusz KASZOWSKI
  (182-G-1)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Kaszowski, POL4.3 
 2. Sulaiman, ENG3.5 
 3. Klonaras, GRE3.3 
 4. Tigkas, CYP3.0 
 5. Kovac, BIH3.0 
 6. De Ridder, BEL2.8 
 7. Langura, SUI2.8 
 8. Alexandersso., ISL2.5 
 9. Jonsson, ISL2.5 
 10. Jakimovski, MKD2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Timur KRUPALIJA
  (204-F-1)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Krupalija, BIH2.5 
 2. Martina, SUI2.0 
 3. Bolshakov, CYP2.0 
 4. Cherneha, UKR1.8 
 5. Serheiev, UKR1.8 
 6. Gislason, ISL1.5 
 7. Sekushenka, BLR1.5 
 8. David, LUX1.5 
 9. Kovac, BIH1.5 
 10. Karaiskos, GRE1.5 


Division B. Day 4 in Sofia - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Romania - Switzerland 74-76
Switzerland snatched a narrow victory over Romania to gain the first win in Sofia. Nicholas Hullinger (194-SF-01) delivered 31 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge. Switzerland posted a 19:6 lead ten minutes into the game. Romania erased the deficit and grabbed a 4-point lead heading into the fourth frame. But the Swiss side sank 21 points in the quarter and forced overtime. Switzerland went for 11 points in the extra period to seal the win. Marco Mouron (187-SG-01) provided 16 points in the victory. Constantin Gavriloaia (196-SF-01) notched 24 points for Romania.

Belgium - Belarus 90-60
Belgium cruised past Belarus for 3-1 record in Group A. Joel Ekamba-Ey'Oombe (191-SG-01) and Haris Bratanovic (208-C-01) notched 17 points each in the victory. Belgium registered a 42:29 halftime advantage. They added 48 points in the second half to march to the win. Niels De Ridder (195-F-01) had 15 points and 14 rebounds for Belgium. Aliaksei Navoichyk (190-PG-01) had 14 points for Belarus.

Iceland - Greece 76-85
Greece registered the fourth straight win in Group A. They beat Iceland to stay undefeated. Nikolaos Rogkavopoulos (202-F-01) posted 17 points and 7 rebounds in the win. Iceland established a 43:37 halftime lead. But Greece unloaded 48 points in the second half and rallied to the win. Andreas Tsoumanis (202-PF-01) and Aristotelis Sotiriou (203-PF-01) had 16 points each for the winners. Veigar Hlynsson (190-PG-01) tossed in 20 points for Iceland.

Group B
Ukraine - Bulgaria 78-56
Ukraine improved at 2-2 record following a comfortable win over Bulgaria. Illia Zaiets (187-SG-01) scored 20 points to lead the visitors. Ukraine posted a 38:31 halftime advantage. They went on a 20:8 run in the third term to open a 19-point lead and never looked back en route to the win. Ihor Serheiev (205-C-01) and Illia Zharikov (203-PF-01) netted 10 points each for the winners. Aleksandar Stoykov (192-G/F-01) tossed in 12 points for Bulgaria.

Holland - Denmark 100-36
Netherlands remained undefeated in Sofia. They coasted past Denmark to climb at 4-0 record in Group B. Tristan Enaruna (204-PF-01) notched 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Dutch team. Netherlands accumulated a 45:18 halftime lead. They added 55 points after the long break to ease to the win. Bas Leyte (203-C-01) netted 16 points for the winners. Andreas Mortensen (186-G-01) had 8 points for Denmark.

Cyprus - Poland 56-88
Poland coasted past Cyprus to gain 3-1 record. Mateusz Czempiel (191-SG-01) netted 19 points in the win. Poland eked out a 42:39 halftime lead. They used a 27:5 run in the third term to clear off for good. Igor Yoka-Bratasz (186-PG-01) and Jakub Ulczynski (195-F-02) tossed in 15 points each in the victory. Viktor Christofidis (190-G-01) chipped in 12 points for Cyprus.

Group C
Ireland - Bosnia 71-97
Bosnia coasted past Ireland to gain the third win in Group C. Six players scored in double digits for the winners. Kosta Kondic (185-PG-01) had 19 points in the win. Ireland posted a 21:17 lead ten minutes into the encounter. But Bosnia erupted for 80 points in the next three periods and claimed a well-deserved win. Deni Radak (198-SF-01) had 14 points in the victory. Nathan Moore (178-SG-01) topscored with 24 points for Ireland.

Czech Republic - Norway 79-42
Czech Republic cruised past Norway for the fourth consecutive win. Nikolaos Noumeros (196-SF-01) notched 16 points and 9 caroms for the winning side. Czech Republic accumulated a 40:22 halftime advantage. They went on a 39:20 run in the second half to seal the win. David Bohm (202-PF-01) delivered 15 points in the victory. Mateusz Nilsen (188-SG-01) had 13 points for Norway.

Slovakia - Hungary 51-67
Hungary beat Slovakia for 3-1 record in Group C. Benedek Kovacs (201-SF-01) produced 16 points in the win. Hungary recorded a 39:28 halftime advantage. They protected the lead throughout the second half and rolled to the win. Peter Filipovity (188-SG-01) netted 13 points in the victory. Samuel Horvath (185-PG-01) banked in 12 points for Slovakia.

Group D
Kosovo - United Kingdom 35-57
Great Britain captured the fourth straight win in Group D. They thumped Kosovo to stay unbeaten. Great Britain accumulated a 33:23 halftime lead. They held Kosovo to just 12 points in the fourth quarter and marched to the win. Mate Okros (197-G-00) and Christopher Feeney (185-SG-01) tallied 13 points each in the victory. Kosovo answered with 16 points and 11 rebounds from Erhan Sholla (197-SF-01).

FYR Macedonia - Portugal 46-55
Portugal knocked down FYR Macedonia to take 3-1 record in Group D. Hugo Ferreira (178-SG-01) was pivotal with 26 points and 11 rebounds in the win. Portugal claimed a 27:21 halftime lead. FYR Macedonia narrowed the gap at 3-point mark at the final break. But Portugal responded with an 18:12 run in the fourth period to secure the win. Diogo Gomes (174-PG-01) netted 9 points for the winning side. Damjan Boshkovski (198-SG-01) replied with 13 points for FYR Macedonia.

Georgia - Luxembourg 77-38
Georgia thumped Luxembourg to gain 3-1 record in Group D. Rati Andronikashvili (190-PG-01) chipped in 14 points in the win. Georgia accumulated a 36:23 halftime lead. They went on a strong 41:15 run after the big break to ice a comfortable win. Aleksandre Merkviladze (201-PF-02) had 13 points and 9 boards in the victory. Felix Vlaminck (188-SG-01) answered with 11 points for Luxembourg.




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  FIBA ASIA CUP  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Fadi EL KHATIB
  (198-F/G-79)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. El-Khatib, LEB24.3 
 2. Guo, CHN22.3 
 3. Saad, QAT20.0 
 4. Aljabi, SYR18.3 
 5. Yakhchali, IRI18.0 
 6. Romeo, PHI17.7 
 7. Jamshidi, IRI16.7 
 8. Chou, TAI16.5 
 9. Haddadi, IRI16.3 
 10. Galloway, IRQ16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin GALLOWAY
  USA
  (200-PG-88)
  Avg: 10
 1. Galloway, IRQ10.0 
 2. Singh, IND8.7 
 3. Erfan, QAT8.7 
 4. Reid, HKG8.7 
 5. Todorovic, SYR8.0 
 6. Haddadi, IRI8.0 
 7. Abuwazaneh, JOR7.7 
 8. Delany, NZL7.7 
 9. Hodgson, AUS7.5 
 10. Hussein, JOR7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Hamed HADDADI
  IRI
  (218-C-85)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Haddadi, IRI8.7 
 2. Abdeen, JOR7.0 
 3. Galloway, IRQ6.3 
 4. Park, KOR6.3 
 5. Newley, AUS6.0 
 6. Alhaddad, SYR5.3 
 7. Castro-W., PHI5.0 
 8. Kim, KOR4.8 
 9. Jamshidi, IRI4.7 
 10. El-Khatib, LEB4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Sajjad MASHAYEKHI
  (180-PG-94)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Mashayekhi, IRI3.3 
 2. El-Hadary, QAT2.7 
 3. Brown, JPN2.5 
 4. Liu, TAI2.5 
 5. Hussein, JOR2.3 
 6. Hamad, IRQ2.0 
 7. Saad, QAT2.0 
 8. Delany, NZL2.0 
 9. Chiang, TAI2.0 
 10. Jamshidi, IRI2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Japeth AGUILAR
  (206-C-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Aguilar, PHI2.7 
 2. Hameed, IRQ2.7 
 3. Hu, CHN2.3 
 4. Al-Khafaji, IRQ2.0 
 5. Hussein, JOR2.0 
 6. Singh, IND1.7 
 7. Norwood, PHI1.7 
 8. Lee, KOR1.5 
 9. Haidar, LEB1.5 
 10. Zaghab, JOR1.3 



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  FIBA EUROPE CUP  


Deividas Dulkys (ex Obradoiro) agreed terms with Istanbul BBSK - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi (BSL) inked 29-year old Lithuanian international swingman Deividas Dulkys (195-89kg-88, college: Florida State). He played most recently at Obradoiro in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 29 games he recorded 10.3ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.6apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Dulkys played at Yesilgiresun Bld where in 26 BSL games he averaged 10.0ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.8apg and 1.6spg.
His team made it to the Latvian League Semifinals in 2013.
Dulkys also represented Lithuania at the Olympic Games Additional Qualifying Round in Caracas (Venezuela) five years ago. His stats at that event were 2 games: 1.5ppg.
Dulkys is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (Umana Venezia), Poland (Anwil), Turkey (Tofas), Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas) and Latvia (Barons Riga).
Dulkys attended Florida State until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Hakan Demirel
Jaka Klobucar
Michael Thompson
Deividas Dulkys
Mert Cevik

Forwards:
Ilkan Karaman
Stefan Bircevic
Ugur Dokuyan
Ivan Buva

Centers:
Eric Buckner
Ayberk Olmaz

Coach: Ertugrul Erdogan

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FINLAND  


Matti Nuutinen (ex Roanne) signs at Pitesti - by Eurobasket News

BCM U Pitesti (Liga Nationala) landed 27-year old Finn forward Matti Nuutinen (202-95kg-90, agency: Blacktop Management). He played most recently at Chorale de Roanne Basket in French ProB. In 34 games he averaged 6.7ppg and 2.7rpg last season. Nuutinen helped them to win the cup.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Arkadikos in Greek A1 where in 25 games he had 9.3ppg and 3.8rpg.
Among other achievements Nuutinen received Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
He represented Finland at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.3ppg, 3.8rpg, FGP: 60.0%, 3PT: 33.3%.
Nuutinen has played also professionally for other Finnish teams like Kouvot, Salon Vilpas, Loimaan Korikonkarit and Namika Lahti Jr.
His game is described as: If there is somebody who embodies the stereotype of a prototypical Finn, Nuutinen would be one; a tall, stone-faced Viking type of warrior who brings unquestionable work ethic and talent to the court but stays humble and silent off court. Nuutinen broke through in the Finnish top level in the spring of 2011 and has been one of the top players in Finland ever since, leading Bisons Loimaa two to domestic titles, whilst performing in the Eurocup and VTB League. With the Finnish National Team Nuutinen has experience in the European Championship as well as in the World Cup. Nuutinen is an excellent threepoint shooter, who is capable of defending multiple positions due to his agility. He also brings a lot of energy to offensive rebounding from the Small Forward position.

BCM U Pitesti roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aleksandar Kostoski
Porter Troupe

Forwards:
Andriy Agafonov
Matti Nuutinen

Center:
Laszlo Lazar

By Eurobasket Data Center

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J'Nathan Bullock (ex Pyrinto) is a newcomer at Rain or Shine - by Eurobasket News

Rain or Shine Elasto Painters (PBA) added to their roster 30-year old American forward J'Nathan Bullock (196-87, college: Cleveland State, agency: SDJ Sports). He played last season at Pyrinto in Finnish Korisliiga. In 39 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.8ppg, 7.6rpg and 1.6apg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Bullock played at Tampereen Pyrinto (also in Korisliiga) where in 28 games he averaged 14.4ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.7apg. He helped them to make it to the final.
In 2009 Bullock was drafted by Albuquerque Thunderbirds (D-League) in sixth round (96th overall).
He attended Cleveland State and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Bullock won Icelandic League championship title in 2012. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League Import Player of the Year back in 2012.
Bullock is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America) in six different countries. Bullock has played previously professionally also in Australia, Belgium, Iraq (Al Kahraba), Israel (Hasharon, Maccabi Kiryat Gat and Elitzur Yavne) and Iceland (Grindavik).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FRANCE  


Monthey keeps Maza for another season - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion BBC Monthey (LNA) re-signed 26-year old French power forward Rodrigue Maza (208-95kg-91, college: Academy of Art). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 36 LNA games he averaged 5.8ppg and 2.7rpg last season. Maza helped them to win the league title and the cup.
He has played previously professionally also in France (Limoges CSP Elite) and Switzerland (Martigny and Rh.Herens).
Maza attended Academy of Art until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Doug Herring Jr. (ex London L.) is a newcomer at Orchies - by Eurobasket News

BC Orchies (NM1) strengthened their roster with addition of American guard Doug Herring Jr. (191-91kg, college: Utica). He played most recently at London Lightning in Canadian NBL. In 42 NBL Canada games he recorded 10.7ppg, 4.5rpg, 6.4apg and 1.4spg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Honorable Mention. Herring also played that season for Defensor in Uruguayan LUB where in 7 games he averaged 8.9ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.9apg and 1.3spg. Herring also spent pre-season at Windsor Express in Canadian NBL Canada that year. A very good season in his career as he was voted to USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Honorable Mention.
He is a very experienced player. Thanks to Herring's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America) in four different countries. Herring has played previously professionally in United Kingdom (Bristol Acadamy Flyers), PBL (Rochester RazorSharks and Hudson Valley) and APBL (Hudson Valley).
He graduated from Utica College in 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A talented player who has the rare combination of being a devastating scorer but he also makes the right basketball plays. Compared to Paul Pierce by some of his friends, in fact he can resemble some of the Pierce's game...

BC Orchies roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Doug Herring_Jr.
Daniel Huffor

Forwards:
Romain Dardaine
Chrislain Cairo
T.J. Robinson
Fabien Ateba

Center:
Maxime Djo_Ebala

Coach: Fabrice Courcier

By Eurobasket Data Center

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N'Doye re-signs at Cholet - by Eurobasket News

Cholet Basket (ProA) confirmed in their roster 19-year old guard Abdoulaye N'Doye (192-98). He has played there for the last three seasons. But in 11 ProA games he had just 1.1ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.2apg last season. N'Doye helped them to make it to the final.
He represented France at the European Championships U18 in Samsun (Turkey) last year. N'Doye's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 6 games: 3.5ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.2apg, 1.5spg.

Cholet Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jonathan Rousselle
Toddrick Gotcher
David Michineau
Johan Clet
Corentin Lopez
Abdoulaye N'Doye

Forwards:
Ilian Evtimov
Ivan Maras
Pierre-Etienne Drouault
Haukur Palsson
Ryan Evans
Rigo Edzata

Centers:
Jerry Boutsiele
Warren Woghiren

Coach: Philippe Herve

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FYR MACEDONIA  


Gostivar 2015 adds Todorovic to their roster - by Dragan Ristov

Gostivar 2015 (Prva Liga) added to their roster 30-year old Bosnian power forward Aleksandar Todorovic (206-104kg-87, agency: PEPI SPORT). It will be his first time playing in Macedonia. He played last season at Borac in Serbian KLS league. In 40 games he recorded 12.0ppg and 6.2rpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention. Todorovic also spent pre-season at Kaposvari (A Division) in Hungarian league that year.
He has played also professionally in Bulgaria (Beroe) and Bosnia (Bratunac and Bijeljina).

Gostivar 2015 roster for 2017-2018:

Dime Tasovski
Ivica Dimcevski
Aleksandar Todorovic
Viktor Serafimovski
Jetmir Zekjiri

Coach: Marijan Srbinovski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Chavdar Kostov (ex Kymis) signs at Rabotnicki - by Dragan Ristov

KK Rabotnicki AD Skopje (Prva Liga) landed 29-year old Bulgarian international shooting guard Chavdar Kostov (195-93kg-88, agency: Interperformances). He was about to sign at GS Kymis in Greek A1 league. The last season Kostov played also at Kymis (also in A1) where in 18 games he averaged 8.3ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.0spg.
He has been also a member of Bulgarian international program for some years. Kostov has regularly played for Bulgarian senior team since 2007 and previously for U20 National Team between 2007 and 2008.
He also represented Bulgaria at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 7.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.5apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 53.8%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 50.0%.
Kostov has played also professionally in Austria (Gussing Knights), Greece (Iraklis, Kavala and G.Larissa-Faros) and Bulgaria (Levski and Lukoil Academic Sofia).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: The Bulgarian guard comes from a different century as his scoring abilities, reminds easily an Oscar Smits or Nikos Gallis. Kostov has many a ways to deliver the ball in the basket, he is a gluttonous player capable of adding points in virtually any imaginable way that the game allows him to. His percentages from the floor are amazingly good. Kostov has just decent size and average athleticism for a wing. What makes him a unique player is his incredible collection of abilities to put the ball in the basket. Shooting, dunking, slashing, even posting up his defender, he plays all over the court. He can "liberate" his jumper from any place, in any sort of fashion. He finishes around the hoop with both hands and a great variety of lay-ups.
Outlook (2007):
The Bulgarian guard is very, he out sprints many of his rivals who are much "bigger" names than he is, in fast breaks with dribbling the ball. He is a superb scorer (one of the best of his age) he can score from everywhere on the court. He can score in the paint with the same easiness than outside the arc and from 5 meters He ahs a very quick jump shot which makes it difficult to block. He has very good first step which allows him to be always to be some meters faster than his opponent. He can score on the drive against defense even though his penetration skills are not as positive resulted as his amazing shots.; he is using very often used several picks to get open shots as he is much better in shooting than in the driving.
In his weaknesses is the fact that he has quite low percentage from the charity line as he has around 60%, a guy that can score the most amazing three pointer! In the last European championship which took place in Nova Gorica and Gorizia in Slovenia and Italy he averages 18.3ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.5apg and 1.8spg but he had only 52.9% in the free throws.. Good prospect for the European courts.
Outlook (2007):
The Bulgarian combo guard is among the top prospects of the Bulgarian basketball. He has tremendous Basketball IQ and can play with the same level of easiness the point and the shooting guard positions, he has very big repertoire in scoring as he can penetrate (has very strong first step), can shoot from the parameter and can stop and jump shot with very difficult, to be blocked, angle in the ball. He is very coachable and very focus on the sport and very serious too, Kostov together with Zahariev are probably the two most 'wanted' Bulgarian players in their country. Chavdor is definitely a college material at this stage
.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GERMANY  


Matt Gibson (Nurnberg Falcons BC) I Am Still Chasing The Dream Of A Championship - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Matthew Gibson (195-G-84, agency: SportsVision-Service) is a 32 year old 195cm forward from Oklahoma that will be starting his ninth professional season and first in Germany with the Nuernberg Falcons BC (Germany-ProA). Last season he played with Vendee Challans Basket (France-NM1) playing 22 games averaging 9.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.7apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 57.5%, 3PT: 32.1%, FT: 63.5%. He has played in countries like Romania, Venezuela, Belgum. Mexico, Finland and Hungry. He played college ball at Hawaii (NCAA) and as a senior played 25 games averaging 17.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 4.8apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 46.6%, 3Pts: 30.9%, FT: 80.0%. He spoke to eurobasket earlier this summer about basketball.

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

I am in Oklahoma for the moment. I haven't been home very much the past few years so I am just enjoying the time I get with friends and family.


One could really call you a basketball world traveler. You recently completed your 8th professional season and in this time you have played for 10 teams in six countries. Your 32 years old that just seems to love to move around. Has this lifestyle gotten harder with age?

Yes it does get a bit older with age. But I love to travel and I love to be involved in the game of basketball. And now I am looking forward to experiencing both in Germany.


Not only did you start your professional career two years earlier than your good buddy Jacob Burtschi, but are still playing as he retired in 2016. Was it so difficult to infect him with your basketball world traveler gene to continue to play?

Ha. Jacob Burtschi I have known since I was 10 years old. His career and my career have taken very different but very same paths. I saw him this summer and he told me to enjoy it as long as I can.

This will be your first time playing for a German organization called the Nuernberg Falcons BC (Germany-ProA). What were the main reasons for you coming to extend your career in Germany?

I have always been interested in playing in Germany. I have played against teams in BBL and Pro A but never during a season. I have heard only good things about both leagues and the country. Another part of my decision is because my long time girlfriend Anni Makitalo signed early this summer with TH Wohnbau Angels. I did speak with Dan Oppland, and Josh Young who were both very helpful in my decision.


What do you know about the country Germany and it's basketball. Do you have any other friends playing basketball here?

I visited Berlin in the summer of 2014 and Stuttgart in 2016 so I am not completely a stranger to Germany. I have enjoyed very much both visits and I am looking forward to getting the full experience this season in Nurnberg. And yes I have very long list of basketball brothers who played here before me and some will still be here.


Guys Like Josh Young and Burtschi all played here and come from your area in Oklahoma. You will be playing for one of the best German coaches in Germany that is great with developing young German talent. Do you see yourself being a type of mentor for the younger players?

I am very happy for the chance to work with coach Ralph. I have heard about his success with young players and I am happy to be apart of this organization. And yes I believe that coach would expect some kind of role like this for me.

You will be turning 33 years old this season and are a guy that can fill up the stats sheet. At times in your career you were a scorer and playmaker for your teams. What part of your offensive game will help your new team the most?

Since this will be my first time in Germany I will need to get a feel for the league because every league in every country has its own way and style. I will try to use my experience and play making ability to create for my teammates and take responsibility to score when its needed in the beginning. Adjustments always happen over the course of the season.


You have never won a professional title. Is this the main thing that is still driving you to play today?

Yes of course I am still chasing the dream of a championship but also I enjoy playing and experiencing different cultures of basketball. As for France nm1 I am very proud to have the league in my resume . France is a very demanding league. Players on every roster were athletic and physical and played with high energy all season.


You played two seasons for Kouvot Kouvola (Finland-Korisliiga) and ex BBL player Jason Conley. What memories do you have of this very talented player that you will never forget?


I enjoyed all my time in Finland. In Kovout I learned a lot about reading the game under coach Jyri Lehtonen. I played with Coop Conley two different times in Finland and both times was an enjoyable experience. Coop could ball. But more important he was always a good leader and teammate on the court. And congrats to a good player on a good career.


After a strong rookie season in Europe in Romania, you then moved to Lappeenranta NMKY (Finland-Korisliiga) where you played 22 games averaging 15.4ppg, 4.8rpg, Assists-4 (3.7apg), Steals-1 (3.1spg), FGP: 51.2%, 3PT: 39.3%, FT: 80.2%. You were able to make the next jump at a higher level. How vital was a guy like American Clifton Jones who was playing his 11th season in Finland and knew the ins and outs of everything there?

Clifton Jones is from Hawaii where I went to college so we connected very easy. He definitely showed me a lot out there. He was an easy guy to be around always laughing. He made my time there much more enjoyable.


In January 2010, you suffered a tough injury and returned back to the States and didn't return back to Europe until 2012 to Finland. In your time back in the States you played semi-pro ball with the Oklahoma Impact. How difficult was this time and did you ever think about hanging it up?

It was definitely a major set back. Very disappointing time because I was young and entering my third year of pro basketball and playing at very good level. I broke my arm and it took six months just for the bones to heal. So I committed to coaching at my old high school Putnam City for a couple seasons while I waited to heal. When i was able to play again almost 10 months later I played for a very good program in Oklahoma called Onpoint Hoops. The semi pro team in this program at the time was Oklahoma Impact. Big thanks to Jonathan Reed for all work that goes into that program.


You played your rookie season with Univ Mobitelco Cluj Napoca (Romania-Div.A) playing EuroChallenge: 2 games: 10pts, 5.0rpg, 2.0apg; Romanian League: 31 games: 16.9ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.5apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 61.5%, 3PT: 41.2%, FT: 80.5%. What was your wake up call to being a rookie in Europe where you knew that you were very far away from home in Oklahoma?


When i first arrived in Romania the obvious things I noticed first language, architecture, and the fashion was all very different. Thankfully I had great Romanian teammates to take care of me. But on the basketball court I knew it was much different because of the physical style and level of IQ you need to play in Europe. There are small rule changes and different calls with traveling also. So adjustments to your game are key for survival.


You played at Hawaii (NCAA) from 2004-2008. How did head coach Riley Wallace prepare and groom you best for a professional basketball career?

Coach Riley helped me in numerous ways during my time at UH. He helped my understanding of the game and gave me the chance to become a point guard after being recruited for the 2. He also showed me the tough love I needed to prepare me for how tough things can be playing overseas.


You had your first taste of Germany being teammates with Julian Sensley who grew up in Hawaii.and has had a long career last playing for the Hawaii Swish (ABA). Was there anymore German in him or was he already so americanized at that point?

We all knew he had a German side of the family and that he had a duel citizenship. But thats all.


You played two seasons with Dominic Waters at Hawaii (NCAA), He recently won the Euroleague title with top Greek team Olympiakos. Did you know back then in school that he could go so far as a professional?

Yes Dom and I worked out together during the summer with some other people in the Portland area. He was a true point guard and very good decision maker. Perfect style for Europe and a leader on the court. It was a real battle for me as the older player during the two years he was at UH and congrats to Dom for his newest accomplishment!!


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


I played against Sheldon Williams my whole life and that guy was a beast. In college I would say Javelle McGee of the GS Warriors. He was really dominate at Nevada while he was there.


Jacob Burtschi had a very solid professional basketball career playing mostly in Germany. You played with him in high school at Putnam for his dad. What did you respect most from his game and how would you describe him in one sentence concerning his character?

Jacob Burtschi is a warrior plain and simple he always was. He would sacrifice his body by giving hard fouls fighting for boxouts take charges, really anything to help his team.


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

Bird, Jordan, Kareem Abdul Jabar, Oscar Robertson, Julius Erving,


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

It really comes down to titles at this point. Both are the best of their era and both will be remembered in basketball history forever.


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

Kevin Garnett career salary was the highest of any player in the NBA. So I would say for now he is the most successful.


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

That was an incredible performance in my opinion. It showed how efficiency is so valuable. Players don't need the ball in their hands all the time to score points and effect the game in a major way.


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?

Russel Westbrook is a machine. He is 100% energy. I don't agree with how the NBA gives assists, but doesn't even matter when you have those kind of numbers. He had an incredible season and deserves the MVP this year. Also I am from Oklahoma so maybe I am a bit bias.


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


If his teammates are trying to inflate his stats then that is a team decision and probably has something to do with team chemistry. They want him to break records and succeed. And yes I am sure Russel was going for numbers sometimes but he was still the most valuable player to have on the floor.


What was the last movie that you saw?

Going in style.


Thanks Matt for the chat.



Team Ehingen Sign Bradley Hayes - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro A team Team Ehingen have found a big man with Bradley Hayes (213-C) Hayes is a 213cm center from Jacksonville, Florida. He will start his professional basketball career in Germany and played at the well known school Georgetown from 2012-2017 playing a total of 91 NCAA games. In his senior year he played 25 games averaging 4.2ppg, 4.0rpg. His best season was his junior season where he played 27 games averaging 8.7ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.2apg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 54.1%, FT:"I am very happy that we could convince Bradley to come to Ehingen", stressed Team Ehingen manager Nico Drmota.

In his first three seasons at Goergetown, he played a total of 39 games. His best games at Georgetown included a 21 point game in a win against Syracuse. He also had a 19 point effort against Radford and 16 point game against Maryland. He also produced a 11 point 18 reboudn explosion against UNC Ashville. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been Big East Regular Season Champion -13
Big East Tournament Semifinals -13, 15, NIT Sweet 16 -14, and Big East Regular Season Co-Runner-Up -15.

Source:Team Ehingen



BBC Coburg Grab Anell Alexis - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

After the departure of German Fabian Franke who became a dad for the second time and on account of job reasons will sit out this season so Pro B team BBC Coburg had to find a replacement and did with Anell Alexis (200-F/G-90, college: Marist). For some of the older fans, the Name Alexis rings a bell as he is the son of Alba Berlin legend Wendell who won non stop titles with the club from 1997-2002. The son Anell is a 27 year old 200cm swing man from Hillsborough, N.J. that has the American/Panamanian citzenship and is classifyed as a local player. He brings valuable international experience to Coburg having played in the NCAA and in Panama and Germany. Last season he played with Caballos de Cocle Aguadulce (Panama-LPB) playing 17 games: Score-5 (16.6ppg), 4.5rpg, 3.8apg, FGP-2 (59.9%), 3PT: 25.4%, FT: 76.7%. Anell grew up here, knows the country and language. He can be the guy that holds together the Americans and Germans. I see him giving us more options on defense with his atleticism and quickness and on offense be dangerous inside and out. He can play the position 2-4 and fits well to us with his versatility", stressed head coach Simon Bertram

Alexis started his basketball career with Oakdale, CT / St.Thomas More School. He played at Marist (NCAA) from 2010-2013 and in his first season played 32 games averaging 5.2ppg, 3.5rpg, FGP: 37.4%, 3PT: 27.0%, FT: 82.3%. In his second season at Marist (NCAA) played 29 games averaging 4.2ppg, 3.1rp. In his jun ior season at Marist (NCAA) played 11 games averaging 3.7ppg, 1.3rpg. He played his senior year at Norfolk St. (NCAA) playing 34 games averaging 7.3ppg, 3.4rpg, FGP: 50.4%, 3PT: 35.1%, FT: 78.3%. He started his professional career in 2015 with Caballos de Cocle Aguadulce (LPB) playing 9 games averaging 17.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.8apg, 1.2spg, FGP-3 (58.0%), 3PT: 28.0%, FT: 66.7%. He then got experience in Germany with BSG Bremerhaven (Germany-Regionalliga) playing 13 games averaging 22.7ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.6apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 53.1%, 3PT: 27.5%, FT: 83.7%. Awards and achievements in his basketball carer have been Panamanian National Team -12, MEAC Tournament Semifinals -14, Panamanian LPB All-Star Game -15, 16, Latinbasket.com All-Panamanian LPB 2nd Team -15, Panamanian LPB Regular Season Runner-Up -15, Panamanian LPB Semifinals -15, and Panamanian LPB Finalist -16.

Source:BBC Coburg



Eric Ross Starts Professional Basketball Career With Crailsheim 2 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Eric Ross (201-F-94) knows what it is like fighting form the bottom on up as he battled his way through JUnior College to reach the NCAA 2 and now will have to climb anotehr mountain as a professional to one day reach the top as he first will start in the German fourth league Regionalliga with the Crailsheim Merlins. Ross is a 23 year old 201cm forward from Chicago, Illinois that played at four different schools, but really came alive as a senior with Shorter (NCAA2) playing 25 games averaging 9.7ppg, 12.4rpg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 60.9%, FT: 36.1%. "He was a real double double machine in school. He will play an important role for the team of Kai Buchmann, but will also get a chance to practice with the Pro A team to develop further", stressed Ingo Enskat.

Last season with Shorter, the American scored in double figures 15 times and produced 14 double doubles. His best games were against W Florida with 17 points and 16 boards, 17 points and 14 rebounds against teh Christian Borthers and a 16 points 24 rebound explosion against Alabama Huntsville. He also had 18 rebound games against Hiwassee and N Alabama. He started his basketball career with Chicago, IL / Dunbar High School: also played football in high school and in 2013-2014 moved to Blinn JC (JUCO) playing 25 games avergaing 4.6ppg, 6.8rpg. In the 2014-2015 season he went to Triton JC (JUCO) playing 29 games averaging 7.2ppg, 9.1rpg, FGP: 47.3%, FT: 47.3%. In the 2015-2016 season he moved up to S.Connecticut (NCAA2) playing 26 games averaging 3.5ppg, 4.0rpg. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been HS all-state honorable mention -12, 13, HS all-district team -12, 13, N4C Co-Champion -15, NJCAA D2 District III Finalist -15, Northeast-10 Southwest Division Regular Season Champion -16, and All-N4C 2nd Team -16



Lukas Rosenbohm Gets A New Chance With The MLP Academics Heidelberg - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

It isn't easy to conquer all the young German talent with the ratiopharm Ulm farm team Weissenhorn as they continue to develop and bring players ahead as German Lukas Rosenbohm (201-SF-97) found out the last years as all his hard work didn't pay off as he played one minute in the BBL against the Telekom Baskets Bonn. The 20 year old 201cm forward now is seeking a new opportunity in the Pro A with the MLP Academics Heidelberg to get back to the EasyCredit BBL down the road. Heidelberg is also an important place because he can combine his studies with basketball and study in Mannheim which is a 20 minute drive from Heidelberg."With his new place of study in Mannheim, Lukas became a realistic option for us. He wants to prove himself in the Pro A and I think he can. I only heard positive things about him and hope he can fullfil the role of Christoph Rupp", stressed head coach

Rosenbohm played for a year in the States with the Haverford School (USA). In the 2014-2015 season he returned bak to Germany to play with the ratiopharm Basketballakademie Ulm (2.Regionalliga) playing 23 game averaging 9.6ppg, He also played also with the U19 team (NBBL). In the 2015-2016 season he made the junp to the Weissenhorn Youngstars (ProB) playing 15 games avergaing 1.9ppg, He also continued playing with the ratiopharm Basketballakademie Ulm (2.Regionalliga) playing 18 games averaging 7.9ppg. Last season he played with Ratiopharm Ulm (BBL) and with the Weissenhorn Youngstars (ProB) playing 27 games averaging 2.0ppg, 1.7rpg, He also played with the ratiopharm Basketballakademie Ulm (2.Regionalliga) playing 14 games avergaing 8.4ppg. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group South) Regular Season Runner-Up -17
and German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Champion -17.

Source:MLP Academics



Terrence Boyd Headed To The Nurnberg Falcons - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The basketball cinderella stories seem to never die as players coming form the lower college leagues do break out and find professional teams and some like Terrence Boyd (196-F) go farther than just a Regionalliga team, but reach the Pro A. According to Eurobasket sources Terrence Boyd will start his professional basketball career in Germany with Pro A team Nurnberg Falcons. Boyd is a 196cm forward that was born in Valejo, California and grew up in San Diego. He played at different schools growing up and got valuable experience and was recommended to the club by ex player Josh Young.

Boyd played high school ball at the well known Oak Hill Academy that has produced NBA players liek Carmello Anthony, Rajon Rondo, Brandon Jennings, Rod Strickland and Jerry Stackhouse to name just a few. He then went on to play with four different schools starting with San Diego City CC, then headed to Western St. (NCAA2) playing 20 games: averaging 14.7ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.3apg, 2.0spg, FGP: 50.9%, 3PT: 16.7%, FT: 49.6%. He was a year at Georgetown, KY (NAIA), but never played. He finished his senior year at Sterling (NAIA) playing 12 games averaging 16.7ppg, 9.2rpg, 2.3apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 41.2%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 53.9%. There he had some hige games against Northern MB with 27 points and hit Tabor and Ottawa with 21 points apiece.



Richard Williams Moving To PS Karlsruhe - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Richard Williams (178-PG-87, college: San Diego St., agency: HMS) can declare Germany his second official home as that has been the only place he has played in professionally in Germany except for a short stint in Iceland as a rookie and it will continue so next season. According to eurobasket sources, the American will lace up his sneakers for new Pro A team PS Karlsruhe. Williams will be turning 30 on August 22 and goes into his ninth professional season and PS Karlsruhe will be his seventh team in Germany. He recently got extra competitive experience playing with Zonkeys de Tijuana (Mexico-CIBACOPA) playing 15 games averaging 17.0ppg, 5.3rpg, 4.5apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 55.2%, 3PT: 35.4%, FT: 79.1%. Last season he split time with Phoenix Hagen (Germany-BBL) playing 5 games averaging 12.2ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.4apg, 2FGP: 54.2%, 3FGP: 31.8%, FT: 82.4%, left in Nov.'16, later that month moved to Rhein Stars Koeln (Germany-ProA) playing 22 games averaging 11.3ppg, 3.6rpg, 5.3apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 42.0%, 3PT: 25.6%, FT: 78.8%.

The Spring Valley, Californiy native started his basketball career in 2005 with San Diego St. (NCAA) playing 33 games averaging 6.6ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.8apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 42.3%, 3PT: 32.2%, FT: 71.6%. In hiss econd season with San Diego St. (NCAA) he played 33 games averaging 7.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.6apg, 2.1spg, FGP: 44.2%, 3Pts: 45.8%, FT: 74.6%. As a junior at San Diego St. (NCAA) he played 25 games averaging 6.9ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.0apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 36.4%, 3Pts: 29.2%, FT: 72.4%. In his senior year at San Diego St. (NCAA) he palyed 36 games averaging 7.2ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.5apg, 2.1spg, FGP: 40.9%, 3Pts: 37.5%, FT: 64.2%. He started his professional career in 2009 with the San Diego Surf (ABA), in Jan.'10 moved to FSU Selfoss (Iceland-Express League) playing 8 games averaging 27.5ppg, 8.1rpg, 3.4apg, 2.8spg, FGP: 51.6%, 3PT: 46.2%, FT: 72.7%. After a season with the San Diego Sol (ABA) he came to Germany in 2011 moving to UBC Hannover Tigers (Germany-ProB) playing 33 games averaging 18.3ppg, 5.1rpg, Assists-4 (5.7apg), Steals-2 (3.2spg), FGP: 48.1%, 3PT: 36.1%, FT: 75.8%. In the 2012-2013 season he helped SC Rasta Vechta (Germany-ProA) move to the BBL playing 38 games averaging 15.6ppg, 5.2rpg, Assists-1 (6.7apg), Steals-1 (2.5spg), FGP: 45.6%, 3PT: 35.2%, FT: 79.9%. He remained with SC Rasta Vechta (Germany-BBL) in 2014-2015 playing 34 games averaging 14.6ppg, 4.7rpg, 4.4apg, Steals-3 (1.9spg), FGP: 46.0%, 3PT: 29.3%, FT: 82.7%. In the 2014-2015 season he played with the Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt (Germany-BBL) playing 2 EuroChallenge games averaging 9.0ppg, 3.5rpg, 6.5apg, 2.0spg. He also played 9 BBL games averaging 8.2ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.0apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 40.6%, 3FGP: 48.0%, FT: 70.6%. He returned back to his old team SC Rasta Vechta (Germany-ProA) playing 12 games averaging 4.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.3apg, 1.0spg. In the 2015-2016 season he belonged to the top point guards in the Pro A playing with VfL Kirchheim Knights (Germany-ProA) playing 32 games: Score-5 (15.5ppg), 4.2rpg, Assists-1 (8.0apg), Steals-3 (2.0spg), FGP: 43.0%, 3PT: 37.8%, FT: 73.6%.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been MWC Regular Season Champion -06, MWC Tournament Winner -06, MWC Tournament Semifinals -08, MWC Tournament Finalist -09, All-MWC 3rd Team -09, MWC All-Defensive Team -09, NIT Final Four -09, ABA All-Star Game -11
German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group North) Regular Season Champion -12, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Semifinals -12, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B 2nd Team -12, Eurobasket.com German 2.Bundesliga Pro B All-Defensive Team -12, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Player of the Year -13, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Guard of the Year -13, 16, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Import Player of the Year -13, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A 1st Team -13, 16, Eurobasket.com German 2.Bundesliga Pro A All-Imports Team -13, 16
Eurobasket.com German 2.Bundesliga Pro A All-Defensive Team -13, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Regular Season Champion -13, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Champion -13, Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Newcomer of the Year -14, Eurobasket.com German Bundesliga All-Newcomers Team -14, and Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Honorable Mention -17



Germany beat Hungary to finish second in Kazan - by Eurobasket News

Germany - Hungary 67-65

Germany beat Hungary 67-65 to finish second in Kazan. Germany needed a narrow with to finish with a 2-1 record, while Hungary lost all three games.
Germany pulled a 20-19 lead in the start, while Hungary grabbed a 1-point lead at the halftime. The latter ensured 4 points advantage with 10 minutes to go as they won the third period 19-16. Only due to 15-9 run in the last period, Germany managed to seal the victory.
Robin Benzing (208-F-89) stepped up with 25 points and Ismet Akpinar (190-PG-95, agency: BeoBasket) notched 12. Janos Eilingsfeld (198-F/C-91) scored 18 points in the losing effort, wile David Vojvoda (196-G/F-90) delivered 17.



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Golden State Warriors Forward West visits Ghana ahead of Camp - by Yaw Mintah

Golden State Warriors Power Forward David West has touched down in Ghana for his third visit in as many years. The NBA Champion is in the country to headline a basketball camp at the University of Ghana Central Court.

The former Indiana Pacers veteran, leads a delegation of NBA players to grace the event dubbed 'All Access Camp' organized to equip young players in the country with skills needed to make the cut at the elite level.

Phoenix Suns Forward TJ Warren, Free Agent Forward Rasual Butler and former Toronto Raptors Forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu join West for the one day program. Mensah-Bonsu and Warren are in Ghana and Butler is expected to arrive soon as preparations get underway for the program. A press conference will be held today at 13:00 GMT at the Kempinski Hotel in the nation's capital, Accra.

West has visited Ghana on two prior occasions following his shock move from Indiana and arrives as a Champions following Golden State's win over Cleveland Cavaliers in this year's NBA Finals.



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Elonu is back at AEK Athens - by Chris Mammides

AEK Athens (A1) added to their roster 30-year old Nigerian power forward Chinemelu Elonu (206-107kg-87, college: Texas A&M). After the end of the current contract that the Nigerian power forward has in Puerto Rico, he will join forces with AEK Athens. It is actually his comeback to Athens as he has played here before. Elonu played this summer at Capitanes de Arecibo in Puerto Rican BSN league. He managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 13 BSN games he had 12.7ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.2apg and 1.2bpg. Elonu helped them to make it to the final. The last season he played at AEK Athens where in 23 A1 games he recorded 6.7ppg and 5.7rpg. Elonu contributed to his team making it to the Greek Cup Semifinals. Elonu also played 8 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 6.1ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.3bpg.
In 2009 Elonu was drafted by Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) in second round (59th overall). The former Texas A&M University staris in his ninth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Puerto Rican BSN Regular Season in 2015. Elonu was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSN Honorable Mention in 2015.
He is quite experienced player. Elonu's career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. Elonu tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in China (Monkey Kings), France, Spain (Zaragoza), Turkey (Tofas and Besiktas) and Greece (Panionios).
On Elonu: a long athletic mobile high energy 4/5 that is a terrific rebounder and shot blocker. Chinemelu is also a rapidly developing offensive player able to score efficiently in the post as well as face up and pick and pop on the perimeter. Shoots a very high FG percentage.

AEK Athens roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasilis Xanthopoulos
Mike Green
Kelsey Barlow
Giannoulis Larentzakis
Edin Atic
Dimitrios Moraitis
Alkiviadis Ioannou

Forwards:
Dusan Sakota
Milan Milosevic
Chinemelu Elonu
Delroy James
Dionysis Skoulidas
Georgios Tsalmpouris
Ioannis Agravanis
Nikolaos Rogkavopoulos

Centers:
Dimitrios Mavroeidis
Emmanouil Chatzidakis

Coach: Sotiris Manolopoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ramon Harris is a newcomer at Kolossos H Hotels - by Chris Mammides

Kolossos H Hotels (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old American forward Ramon Harris (201-100kg-88, college: Kentucky). He played most recently at Grand Rapids Drive (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 36 games he recorded 7.6ppg and 4.4rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Harris played at another team Iowa Energy in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 25 games he averaged 11.8ppg, 8.4rpg, 2.2apg and 1.6spg.
He played in the final of D-League in 2015.
Harris is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America) in five different countries. Harris has played previously professionally in China (Ningxia Hanas), Germany (BG Goettingen), Mexico (Rayos de Hermosillo), Venezuela (Trotamundos) and NBA G League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
He attended University of Kentucky until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

Kolossos H Hotels roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Justin Robinson
Steven Gray
Malcolm Griffin
TJ Bray
Konstantinos Papadakis
Giannis Otheitis

Forwards:
Giannis Georgalis
Ramon Harris
Sotiris Billis
Nikolaos-Michail Charalampis
Stavros Schizas

Center:
Marvin Jones

Coach: Aris Likogiannis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Faros add Koumpouras to their roster - by Chris Mammides

Newly promoted AO Faros Keratsiniou (A1) added to their roster experienced 34-year old ex-international point guard Fanis Koumpouras (185-83). He played last season at Aiolos Astakou in the A2. In 32 games he recorded 11.0ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.6apg and 1.0spg. Koumpouras helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Promitheas (also in A2) where in 32 games he averaged 9.8ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.7apg. Koumpouras contributed to his team making it to the final.
He was also a member of Greek international program for some years. Koumpouras played for Greek Senior National Team back in 2005 and previously for U20 National Team in 2002.
He represented Greece at the Mediterranean Games eight years ago.
Koumpouras has spent his entire career in Greece playing for eight other teams: Aris, Apollon Patras, Marousi, Kolossos H Hotels, Gymnastikos Olympia Larissas, AE Ikaros Kallitheas, Halkida and Cretan Kings.
On Koumpouras: Great organizing PG. Excellent PnR player, has an eye for assists and knows how to handle the team. Great defender, presses the ball and goes for the steal.

AO Faros Keratsiniou roster for 2017-2018:

Fanis Koumpouras
Giannis Vavatsikos
Kevin Ware
Anastasios Spyropoulos
Dimitrios Stamatis
Georgios Diamantakos
Vasileios Mouratos
Daniel Dingle
Willie Conner
Dimitrios Chatzikyriakidis
Panos Chatzoglou
Paris Liadis

Coach: Thanasis Skourtopoulos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Konstantinos Tagaris is a newcomer at Aiolos Astakou - by Chris Mammides

AMS Aiolos Astakou (A2) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old forward Konstantinos Tagaris (204-92). He was about to sign at Peukis, the newcomer in C.
Tagaris represented Greece at the European Championships U16 in Italy nine years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 4.2ppg, 1.4rpg.
Tagaris has played previously for three other teams: Panathinaikos, Ethnikos and Egaleo.

AMS Aiolos Astakou roster for 2017-2018:

Vassilios Moutsios
Dimitris Liberis
Konstantinos Tagaris
Christos Barouhas
Ioannou Fotis
Andreas Vournas
Zaharias Pournaras
Sourlas
Dimitris Douroukis
Alexandros Bekatoros
Vasilis Kalantzis
Ilias Bekatoros

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HOLLAND  


House inks at Zwolle at the beginning of his pro career - by Eurobasket News

Landstede Basketbal Zwolle (Eredivisie) added to their roster 23-year old American forward Franko House (198-112kg-94). House just graduated from Ball State University (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 34 games he recorded 13.4ppg, 6.4rpg and 2.3apg last season. House helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to All-MAC 3rd Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

Landstede Basketbal Zwolle roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jordan Gregory
Sherron Dorsey-Walker

Forwards:
Ralf Pagter
Noah Dahlman
Olaf Schaftenaar
Franko House

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kevin van Wijk is a newcomer at Huesca - by Eurobasket News

Magia Huesca (LEB Gold) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old Dutch forward Kevin van Wijk (203-104kg-89, college: Valparaiso) from Melilla Baloncesto. In 37 LEB Gold games in Spain he recorded 6.0ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.1apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season van Wijk played at Oviedo_CB where in 34 LEB Gold games he averaged 7.6ppg and 4.8rpg.
He received All-Horizon League 2nd Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
van Wijk was a member of Dutch U16 National Team in 2005.
He has played previously for three other teams: Leche Rio Breogan, Gran Canaria and Gran Canaria.
van Wijk attended Valparaiso University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Magia Huesca roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Carles Marzo

Forwards:
Kevin van_Wijk
Mikel Motos
Jorge Lafuente
Sergio Rodriguez
Matt O'Leary
Matt Donlan
Jubril Adekoya

Center:
Alberto Fontet

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Maurice Jeffers is a newcomer at Zalakeramia-ZTE KK - by Eurobasket News

Zalakeramia-ZTE KK (A Division) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old American forward Maurice Jeffers (206-109kg-94). He just graduated from Boston College (NCAA). In 32 games he recorded 5.5ppg and 5.6rpg last season.
As mentioned above Jeffers is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
His college team won CAA Tournament in 2014.
Jeffers has played previously for another Hungarian team Woodrow Wilson.

Zalakeramia-ZTE KK roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Akos Horvath
Viktor Fekete
Braxton Reeves
Rayshawn Simmons

Forwards:
Zsolt Szabo
Mate Mohacsi
Maurice Jeffers
Szilard Benke
Raul Kis
Akos Nemeth

Center:
Ivica Radic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Andras Weisz agreed terms with MTK Torokbalint - by Eurobasket News

MTK Torokbalint (NB I. B) strengthened their roster with addition of 19-year old guard Andras Weisz (182-98). The last time (12-15) he played at the junior team of Bp. Honved in Hungarian NB I. B. Weisz has played there for the last three years. Weisz missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
He helped his team to make it to the U17 Championships Semifinals in 2013.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Germany beat Hungary to finish second in Kazan - by Eurobasket News

Germany - Hungary 67-65

Germany beat Hungary 67-65 to finish second in Kazan. Germany needed a narrow with to finish with a 2-1 record, while Hungary lost all three games.
Germany pulled a 20-19 lead in the start, while Hungary grabbed a 1-point lead at the halftime. The latter ensured 4 points advantage with 10 minutes to go as they won the third period 19-16. Only due to 15-9 run in the last period, Germany managed to seal the victory.
Robin Benzing (208-F-89) stepped up with 25 points and Ismet Akpinar (190-PG-95, agency: BeoBasket) notched 12. Janos Eilingsfeld (198-F/C-91) scored 18 points in the losing effort, wile David Vojvoda (196-G/F-90) delivered 17.



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Russia wins International tournament in Kazan - by Eurobasket News

Russia - Iceland 82-69

Russia won the International tournament in Kazan undefeated. In the last game the overcame Iceland 82-69 to finish with a perfect 3-0 record. Russia insured a 24-15 lead from the start and added a 24-16 run in the second period. Iceland pulled back in the third quarter as they produced a 23-12 surge, however the hosts closed the game with a final 22-15 rally.
Mikhail Kulagin (191-G-94, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Timofey Mozgov (216-C-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) netted 15. Vitaliy Fridzon (195-G-85, agency: Alti Sport) followed them with 11 points. Martin Hermannsson (190-G-94, college: LIU Brooklyn) answered with 22 points in the losing effort whilst Haukur Palsson (197-SF-92, college: Maryland) had 12.



Thor AK Akureyri adds Oliver to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Thor AK Akureyri (Dominos League) added to their roster 26-year old American power forward Marques Oliver (201-100kg-91, college: Delaware State). He played last season at Fjolnir in the D1. In 8 games he recorded very impressive stats: 19.4ppg, 9.0rpg, 2.6apg, 2.0spg and 2.6bpg. Oliver helped them to make it to the semifinals.
He was voted All-MEAC 2nd Team back in 2012 at his college time.
Oliver has played previously professionally in Canada (Orangeville A's) and Germany (ETB Wohnbau and Cuxhaven BasCats).
He attended Delaware State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hreidar Vilhjalmsson signs at Thor AK Akureyri - by Eurobasket News

Thor AK Akureyri (Dominos League) landed 22-year old guard Hreidar Vilhjalmsson (190-95). He has played for the last four years at Fjolnir in the D1. In 28 games he averaged 5.4ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.9apg last season. Vilhjalmsson helped them to make it to the semifinals.
He played in the final of Icelandic D1 Playoff in 2016.

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Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv signs Norris Cole - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) signed 29-year old American point guard Norris Cole (188-79kg-88, college: Cleveland State). He played last season at Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA. In 16 games he had 3.0ppg. Cole also played that season for Golden Stars in Chinese CBA where in 9 games he recorded very impressive stats: 19.1ppg, 2.6rpg, 4.3apg and 1.7spg.
In 2011 he was drafted by Chicago Bulls (NBA) in first round (28th overall). The former Cleveland State standoutis in his seventh season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of NBA in 2014. Cole was also voted All-Horizon League Player of the Year and All-Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year back in 2011 at his college time.
Cole has played also professionally for other NBA teams like New Orleans Pelicans and Miami Heat.
He could be described: (by Tyler Ingle for NBADraft.net in 2011)
Well-rounded point guard with excellent leadership qualities a Solid size for a point guard a Impressive speed and agility a Has the lateral quickness to stay in front of his man a Competitive defender. Solid at everything but doesn't stand out in any facet a A "jack of all trades" kind of point guard a Very thin
.

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michael Roll
Norris Cole
Pierre Jackson
John DiBartolomeo
Yovel Zoosman

Forwards:
Karam Mashour
DeShaun Thomas
Jake Cohen
DeAndre Kane
Jonah Bolden

Centers:
Alex Tyus
Itay Segev

Coach: Neven Spahija

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv eye Norris Cole - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv (Winner League) is in talks with 29-year old American point guard Norris Cole (188-79kg-88, college: Cleveland State) who played last time at Oklahoma City Thunder in NBA. In 16 games he had 3.0ppg last season. Cole also played that season for Golden Stars in Chinese CBA where in 9 games he recorded very impressive stats: 19.1ppg, 2.6rpg, 4.3apg and 1.7spg.
In 2011 he was drafted by Chicago Bulls (NBA) in first round (28th overall). The former Cleveland State standoutis in his seventh season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of NBA in 2014. Cole was also voted All-Horizon League Player of the Year and All-Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year back in 2011 at his college time.
Cole has played also professionally for other NBA teams like New Orleans Pelicans and Miami Heat.
On Cole: (by Tyler Ingle for NBADraft.net in 2011)
Well-rounded point guard with excellent leadership qualities … Solid size for a point guard … Impressive speed and agility … Has the lateral quickness to stay in front of his man … Competitive defender. Solid at everything but doesn't stand out in any facet … A "jack of all trades" kind of point guard … Very thin
.

Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Michael Roll
Pierre Jackson
John DiBartolomeo
Yovel Zoosman

Forwards:
Karam Mashour
DeShaun Thomas
Jake Cohen
DeAndre Kane
Jonah Bolden

Centers:
Alex Tyus
Itay Segev

Coach: Neven Spahija

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Talib Zanna (ex Nanterre) joins Ironi Nes-Ziona - by Eurobasket News

Ironi Nes-Ziona (Winner League) agreed terms with 27-year old Nigerian forward Talib Zanna (206-104kg-90, college: Pittsburgh, agency: 3Eye). He played last season at JSF Nanterre in French ProA, but left the team in Apr.'17. In 25 games he had 7.8ppg and 3.6rpg. Zanna also played 19 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 6.2ppg and 3.4rpg. He helped them to win the cup.
The previous (15-16) season Zanna was tested by the Thunder in NBA.
He was voted ACC All-Tournament 1st Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Zanna has played also professionally in NBA G League (Oklahoma City Blue).
He attended University of Pittsburgh until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
On Zanna: An young man who plays a physical game. He likes to put the ball on the floor when on the perimeter and explode to the basket. He can play the five position too, and this allows him to easily beat a slower opponent. He' s and hard worker, a tough and relentless player.

Ironi Nes-Ziona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Daequan Cook
Gil Amitay
Gary Browne
Naor Sharon
Golan Gutt
Jaron Johnson

Forwards:
Elishay Kadir
Tal_Michael Dunne
Raviv Pitshon
Talib Zanna
Elad Hofman

Coach: Nadav Zilberstein

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Guglielmo Spillantini signs at Fabriano - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Janus Basket Fabriano landed 19-year old guard Guglielmo Spillantini (186-98). He played most recently at Amen Scuola Basket Arezzo in Serie C Gold. However his team was relegated to Serie C Silver.

Janus Basket Fabriano roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
James Cummings
Guglielmo Spillantini

Forwards:
Marko Jovancic
Sergio Quercia
Joseph Vita_Sadi

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Adem Catakovic agreed terms with Valsesia - by Eurobasket News

Gessi Valsesia Basket (Serie B) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old naturalized Bosnian forward Adem Catakovic (201-96) from Malloni Basket Porto S.Elpidio. In 31 Serie B games he recorded 5.5ppg and 2.0rpg last season.
Catakovic's team was regular season runner-up in Italian Serie B Group C in 2015.
He has played previously for four other teams: Armani Milano, Sutor Montegranaro, Civitanova and Montegrano.

Gessi Valsesia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nicolo Gatti
Renato Quartuccio
Guglielmo Sodero
Matteo Martina
Enrico Gobbato

Forwards:
Adem Catakovic
Dario Farabegoli
Mattia Magrini

Coach: Domenico Bolignano

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Piacenza inks Matteo Canavesi - by Eurobasket News

Bakery Piacentina (Serie B) agreed terms with 31-year old ex-international power forward Matteo Canavesi (204-94kg-86, agency: Players Group). He played most recently at Openjobmetis Varese (Serie A), but left. Serie A was a little too high level for him, where in two games he did not score anything. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Canavesi played 7 games in Basketball Champions League where he had just 2.0ppg last season.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Alma Trieste (also in Serie A). In 34 games he recorded 4.6ppg and 1.6rpg.
Canavesi's team made it to the Italian Cup Final Four in 2011.
He was a member of Italian international program for some years. Canavesi was called to Italian Senior National Team back in 2009 and previously for U20 National Team between 2004 and 2006.
He has played previously for eight other teams: The Flexx Pistoia, Fortituto Kontatto Bologna, Kleb Basket Ferrara, Imola, Scafati, Latina Basket, Sutor Montegranaro and Piacenza.
Canavesi could be described: Undersized to play at center, has good athletic skills and knows how to score and to rebound inside; His future is at the power forward, or even at the 3 position, wher he will take advantage from his goos outside shot.

Bakery Piacentina roster for 2017-2018:

Rodolfo Rombaldoni
Riccardo Perego
Duilio Birindelli
Nicolas Stanic
Matteo Canavesi
Santiago Bruno
Angelo Guaccio
Edward Maresca

Coach: Claudio Coppeta

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Patti signs Andrea Piperno - by Eurobasket News

Sport e Cultura Patti (Serie B) signed 18-year old forward Andrea Piperno (99) from the junior team of Basket Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto.

Sport e Cultura Patti roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Antonino Sidoti
Giorgio Busco

Forwards:
Giuseppe Costantino
Alberto Mazzullo
Andrea Piperno

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Scandone Avellino inks Lorenzo D'Ercole - by Andrea Centenari

Scandone Avellino (Serie A) signed 29-year old ex-international guard Lorenzo D'Ercole (190-88kg-88). He has played for the last two seasons at Banco di Srd in the Serie A. But in 27 games he had just 1.5ppg last season. D'Ercole helped them to make it to the cup final. He also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded only 2.9ppg and 1.0apg. D'Ercole contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was selected to Italian SerieA All-Star Game back in 2011 and 2013.
D'Ercole was also a member of Italian international program for some years. He played for Italian Senior National Team between 2009 and 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2006 and 2008.
D'Ercole also represented Italy at the Mediterranean Games eight years ago.
He has played previously professionally also in Israel (Maccabi Rishon) and Italy (Roma Virtus, Libertas Liburnia, Mens Sana 1871 Siena, UBC and Montecatiniterme).
D'Ercole could be described: A rapidly maturing PG, who has great court vision and can easily hit a 3 pointer.

Scandone Avellino roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ariel Filloy
Lorenzo D'Ercole
Jason Rich
Bruno Fitipaldo
Dezmine Wells

Forwards:
Maarten Leunen
Salvatore Parlato
Andrea Zerini
Thomas Scrubb

Center:
Kyrylo Fesenko

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Virtus Bologna to add Slaughter to their roster, ex Darussafaka - by Eurobasket News

Virtus Segafredo Bologna (Serie A) set to announce 32-year old American power forward Marcus Slaughter (204-107kg-85, college: San Diego State). He has played for the last two seasons at Darussafaka in Turkish BSL league, but left. In two games he had 8.5ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.0apg and 2.0spg last season. Slaughter also played 13 games in Euroleague where he recorded 3.2ppg and 2.6rpg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals.
In 2006 Slaughter was drafted by Yakama Sun Kings (CBA) in fourth round (41st overall).
He attended San Diego State and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Slaughter's team made it to the Turkish Cup final in 2016. He was selected to German Bundesliga All-Star Game back in 2012.
Slaughter is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in France (Gravelines Dunkerque, Sluc Nancy and STB Le Havre), Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem), Spain (Real Madrid and Blancos de Rueda), NBA (Miami Heat) and Germany (Brose Baskets and Eisbaeren Bremerhaven).
On Slaughter: A powerful player, has a big body but he's very quick inside. He's a great slasher and rebounder, can score even face-to-the basket.

Virtus Segafredo Bologna roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pietro Aradori
Oliver Lafayette

Forward:
Olaseni Lawal

Centers:
Marcus Slaughter
Kenny Lawson

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Codroipo keeps Trevisan for another season - by Eurobasket News

Bluenergy Codroipo (Serie C Gold) re-signed 28-year old power forward Larry Trevisan (197-89). He has played there for the last seven seasons.
Trevisan is a very experienced player.

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Buono re-signs at Castellaneta - by Eurobasket News

Valentino Basket Castellaneta (Serie C Silver) confirmed in their roster 23-year old point guard Renato Buono (185-94). He played there last season.
Buono ended the previous (2015-16) season at BPC Virtus TSB Cassino (Serie B). But in three games he had just 1.7ppg, 1.7apg and 1.0spg. But the most of that year he spent at Ambrosia Lions Bisceglie (Serie B) where in 12 games he recorded 5.5ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.0apg and 1.4spg.
Buono has played previously for four other teams: Matera, Agropoli, Battaglia and Piacenza.

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Matteo Norbedo is a newcomer at Formia Meta - by Eurobasket News

Meta Formia Basketball (Serie C Gold) strengthened their roster with addition of 20-year old forward Matteo Norbedo (97). He played last season at Campli Basket in the Serie B. In 37 games he recorded 3.0ppg. Serie C Gold will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
The previous (15-16) season Norbedo played at GSA Amici Pallacanestro Udine (also in Serie B). Serie B was a little too high level for him, where in 7 games he averaged just 0.3ppg.
He has played previously for Alma Trieste.

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Ortona lands Pavle Jovicevic - by Eurobasket News

We're Basket Ortona (Serie B) tabbed 18-year old Montenegrin guard Pavle Jovicevic (198-99). He is not a newcomer in Italian League as he played most recently at Scuola Basket Viola Reggio Calabria in Italian Serie C Silver. In 20 games he averaged impressive 18.7ppg last season. Jovicevic also spent pre-season at Viola (Serie C) that year.
He is a member of Montenegrin U18 National Team.

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Napoli Cuore signs Guglielmo Caruso - by Eurobasket News

Cuore Napoli Basket (Serie A2) signed 18-year old power forward Guglielmo Caruso (205-99). He has played for the last two seasons at the junior team of PMS Moncalieri/San Mauro in the Serie B. In three games he had 4.7ppg and 4.7rpg last season. Caruso was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 2nd Team in 2017.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U18 in Slovakia this year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 11.3ppg, 5.0rpg, Blocks-1 (1.9bpg), FGP: 58.1%, FT: 63.6%.

Cuore Napoli Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roberto Maggio
Domenico Marzaioli
Alessio Ronconi
Matteo Fioravanti
Kerry Carter
Bruno Mascolo

Forwards:
Tommaso Ingrosso
Stefan Nikolic
Mattia Mastroianni
Guglielmo Caruso

Center:
Hrvoje Vucic

Coach: Ciccio Ponticiello

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Umea lands Nick Schlitzer - by Eurobasket News

Umea BSKT (Basketligan) tabbed 25-year old American (has also Italian passport) guard Nick Schlitzer (198-95kg-92, college: Philadelphia). He played most recently at Olimpi in Georgian Superleague. In 20 games he averaged 8.2ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.0apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Schlitzer played at Scorchers in British BBL where in 28 games he had 11.2ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.3apg.
Among other achievements his college team won CACC Tournament for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). Schlitzer received also All-CACC 1st Team award in 2015.
He attended Philadelphia University until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
Schlitzer is described as: A pure, above average shooter and scorer with the ability to handle the ball. Also, he moves well on the court without the ball.

Umea BSKT roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nick Schlitzer
Arik Smith
Anton Leth

Center:
Andre Nilsson

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Ouro Bagna is back at Valsesia - by Eurobasket News

Gessi Valsesia Basket (Serie B) signed 20-year old guard Kamal Dine Ouro Bagna (184-97). It is actually his comeback to Valsesia as he has played here before. Ouro Bagna played last season at College BK Borgomanero in Italian Serie C Gold. He also spent pre-season at Gessi Valsesia Basket that year.

Gessi Valsesia Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nicolo Gatti
Renato Quartuccio
Guglielmo Sodero
Matteo Martina
Enrico Gobbato
Kamal_Dine Ouro_Bagna

Forwards:
Adem Catakovic
Dario Farabegoli
Mattia Magrini

Coach: Domenico Bolignano

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Anthony Raffa (ex Roma Virtus) signs at Lukoil Academic Sofia - by Eurobasket News

Lukoil Academic Sofia (NBL) landed 28-year old American (has also Italian passport) point guard Anthony Raffa (185-77kg-89, college: Co.Carolina). He played most recently at Roma Virtus in Italian Serie A2. In 34 games he averaged impressive 18.5ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.8apg and 1.0spg last season.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Raffa spent at Al Sadd in Qatari D1 where in 13 games he had very remarkable stats: 19.2ppg, 4.8rpg, 4.8apg and 2.1spg. He helped them to make it to the final and Cup semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Qatar D1 Honorable Mention. Raffa also spent pre-season at Samen in Iranian D1 that year. In 5 games he recorded 8.8ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.0apg.
Among other achievements Raffa's team won Big South Conference Regular Season for two years in a row (2010 and 2011).
And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Raffa has played previously professionally in France (Nantes) and Iran (Sanaye).
He attended Coastal Carolina College until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Lukoil Academic Sofia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pavlin Ivanov
Anthony Raffa

Forwards:
Hristo Nikolov
Justin Knox
Dalton Pepper

Center:
Keith Clanton

Coach: Sharon Drucker

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Italy clinch Sardegna a Canestro tournament title - by Eurobasket News

Italy won Sardegna a Canestro tournament with 3 participating teams. At first they edged Finland 75-70 and later posted a 73-53 win against Turkey. Italy won the first period 24-13 and added another comfortable 21-11 surge in the second frame. The hosts of the tournament posted 14 points in the third and then the last quarters to celebrate the title.
Luigi Datome (203-F-87) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Marco Belinelli (196-G-86) posted 14. Furkan Korkmaz (198-G-97) replied with 14 points in the losing effort, whilst Sertac Sanli (211-C-91, agency: BeoBasket) netted 10.



Cagliari Academy lands Simone Bonfiglio - by Armando Caporaso

Serie A2 newcomer Cagliari Dinamo Academy tabbed 29-year old point guard Simone Bonfiglio (181-75kg-88, agency: Octagon Europe). He played most recently at Basket Golfo Piombino in the Serie B. In 29 games he averaged impressive 17.4ppg, 3.2rpg, 4.2apg and 1.8spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Bonfiglio played at Roma Virtus (Serie A) where in 29 games he had 4.1ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.4apg.
He was a member of Italian U20 National Team back in 2006.
Bonfiglio has played previously for eight other teams: Chieti, Jesi, Siena Virtus, Montichiari, Lumezzane, Anzola, Castelfiorentino and Bari.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A promising guard, with great aggressiveness and instinctive scoring skills; needs to improve passing and court vision, his size allows him to play only at the PG at senior level;.

Cagliari Dinamo Academy roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roberto Rullo
Simone Bonfiglio
Mirco Turel
Marcus Keene

Forwards:
Marco Allegretti
Ferdinando Matrone
Deshawn Stephens
Andrea Rovatti
Michele Ebeling

Coach: Riccardo Paolini

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Lauris Blaus (ex Valmiera) agreed terms with Energa Czarni - by Eurobasket News

Energa Czarni Slupsk (PLK) inked 27-year old Latvian center Lauris Blaus (208-110kg-90). He played most recently at Valmiera/ORDO in Latvian LBL league. In 40 games he recorded 9.9ppg and 4.8rpg last season. Blaus helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 16 games in Baltic League where he averaged 10.1ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.3apg. Blaus contributed to his team winning the Cup.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys in Lithuanian LKL. In 14 games he had 4.7ppg and 2.9rpg. Blaus also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 6.7ppg and 3.7rpg.
Among other achievements he won Latvian League championship title in 2013 and 2016.
Blaus was also a member of Latvian international program for some years. He played for Latvian Senior National Team back in 2011 and previously for U18 National Team between 2007 and 2008.
Blaus represented Latvia at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 12.5ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.0apg, Blocks-3 (1.1bpg), FGP: 59.0%, FT: 82.4%.
Blaus has played previously professionally also in Estonia (Valga).

Energa Czarni Slupsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mantas Cesnauskis
Dominic Artis

Forwards:
Lukasz Bonarek
Lukasz Seweryn
Justin Watts

Center:
Lauris Blaus

Coach: Marek Lukomski

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Riga win Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest 3x3 Challenger - by Eurobasket News

Riga Ghetto Basket (LAT) won the Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest 3x3 Challenger after edging out Zemun Master (SRB) 13-12 in the final in Bucharest, Romania on August 12-13. Just 2 weeks after shining at the Tinkoff Moscow Open, the Latvian team won their second Challenger of the season. The same team that brought Latvia gold at the FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup last month remained undefeated on the iconic University Square, an unbelievable feat considering they played their last 3 games with just 3 players after big man Edgars Krumins (194-G/F-86) went down with a knee injury. Riga survived a dramatic overtime against World Tour reigning champs Ljubljana in the semi-finals and were led by the tournament top scorer (and Europe Cup MVP) Nauris Miezis (189-G-91) in the final. Like it is the case at all challengers, two new teams have secured a ticket to the World Tour. Both Riga and Zemun will compete at the Lausanne Masters on August 25-26. Riga have now earned a ticket to 2 Masters (Lausanne and Debrecen) while Zemun have clinched their ticket to their 5th Masters (they played in Utsunomiya and Prague and will now play in Lausanne, Chengdu and Mexico City). Teams from 12 different countries competed in the tournament, organized by Sport Arena. The next 3x3 Challenger - the Samsung Ljubljana 3x3 Challenger - will be held in the Slovenian capital on August 18-19. The two best teams there will qualify to the Debrecen Masters on August 31 - September 1.
Courtesy of: fiba.com



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Bradley Tinsley (ex FC Porto) agreed terms with Vytautas - by Eurobasket News

Vytautas Prienu (LKL) inked 28-year old American guard Bradley Tinsley (191-95kg-89, college: Vanderbilt). He has played for the last two years at FC Porto in Portuguese LPB league. Tinsley managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 33 LPB games he recorded 10.9ppg, 2.0rpg and 5.1apg. He helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final. Tinsley also played 1 game in FIBA Europe Cup where he had very impressive stats: 20 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist. And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged remarkable 17.0ppg, 5.0rpg and 3.0apg (top 3).
Among other achievements Tinsley received Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Guard of the Year award in 2016.
He is a very experienced player. Tinsley has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Tinsley has played previously professionally in Australia (Lightning), Belgium (Okapi Aalstar), France (Saint Vallier) and Germany (MLP Academics Heidelberg).
He attended Vanderbilt University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Tinsley's game is described as: Combo guard who played both guard positions as a freshman and sophomore and started afterwards all games at the point guard position for Vanderbilt as a Junior and senior...Brad led the SEC in assists (4,5) in his junior season and was 3rd (4,1) in his senior season... led the SEC in assist to turnover ratio (2,5) as a senior... his Vanderbilt teams recorded a 91-43 win/los record over his 4-year career, most wins in a career in Vanderbilt history... never missed a game in his college career... only player to score 1,000 points and 450 assists in Vanderbilt history...

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Babrauskas re-signs at P.Zvaigzdes - by Eurobasket News

Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys (LKL) confirmed in their roster 33-year old ex-international swingman Steponas Babrauskas (197-94kg-84). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 37 LKL games he recorded 9.5ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.5apg and 1.2spg last season. Babrauskas also played 19 games in Baltic League where he averaged 9.8ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the final.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Babrauskas was voted Eurobasket.com Lithuanian LKL All-Defensive Team back in 2011.
He was a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. Babrauskas was called to Lithuanian Senior National Team back in 2006 and previously for U21 National Team between 2003 and 2005.
He is quite experienced player. Babrauskas has played also professionally in Belgium (Leuven Bears), Italy (Openjobmetis VA and Scafati), Latvia (ASK Riga), Turkey (Istanbul BBSK) and Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas and Sakalai).

Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Steponas Babrauskas
Tomas Galeckas

Forwards:
Alexey Zhukanenko
Nikita Balashov

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Malcolm Grant (ex Tajfun) joins Nevezis - by Eurobasket News

Nevezis Kedainiai (LKL) added to their roster 29-year old American guard Malcolm Grant (185-88, college: Miami, FL). He played last season at Tajfun in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 30 games he had 13.3ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.8apg.
The previous (15-16) season Grant played at The Storm in Canadian NBL Canada where in 36 games he recorded 11.4ppg, 1.7rpg and 4.6apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Australian NBL Semifinals in 2013. Grant was also voted All-ACC 3rd Team back in 2011 at his college time.
Grant is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in four different countries. Grant tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Australia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Cyprus (Apoel), Sweden (BC Lulea), Australia (Illawarra Hawks) and Canada (Halifax_Rainmen and Power).
Grant attended University of Miami, Florida until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

Nevezis Kedainiai roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Malcolm Grant
Gintautas Matulis
Rytis Juknevicius

Forward:
Laurynas Mikalauskas

Coach: Ramunas Cvirka

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Ezerskis re-signs at Suduva-Mantinga - by Eurobasket News

Suduva-Mantinga Marijampole (NKL) confirmed in their roster 30-year old point guard Ernestas Ezerskis (193-86kg-87). He played there last season. In 39 NKL games he had 6.9ppg, 3.5rpg and 4.1apg. Ezerskis helped them to win the NKL title.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Nevezis (LKL) where in 36 games he recorded 7.3ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.9apg. Ezerskis also played 16 games in Baltic League where he averaged 6.4ppg, 3.3rpg and 3.4apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Ezerskis represented Lithuania at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 8 games: 9.5ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 66.7%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 44.4%.
Ezerskis is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Estonia (Rapla), Iceland (KR Reykjavik), Latvia, Romania (Rapid Bucuresti), Sweden and Lithuania (LSU-Atletas, Lietuvos rytas, Lietkabelis, Delikatesas and Vytautas).

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Modestas Paulauskas (ex Bremerhaven) joins Palanga - by Eurobasket News

Naglis Palangos (NKL) added to their roster 22-year old Lithuanian forward Modestas Paulauskas (210-91kg-95). He played last season at Eisbaeren Bremerhaven in German BBL league. Paulauskas managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. But in two BBL games he had just 1.5ppg. He also played that season for RW Cuxhaven (Regionalliga) in German league where in 10 games he recorded 3.4ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.0apg. Paulauskas helped them to win the group title. The other team he played shortly was Leche Rio Breogan in Spanish LEB Gold. In only one game he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound. Another team Paulauskas played that season for was Estudiantes in Spanish EBA. In 10 games he averaged 7.6ppg and 4.0rpg.
He has played previously professionally in Spain (Estudiantes Lugo Leyma Natura) and Lithuania (Zalgiris II Kaunas).

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Udras re-signs at Suduva-Mantinga - by Eurobasket News

Suduva-Mantinga Marijampole (NKL) confirmed in their roster 25-year old forward Antanas Udras (203-101kg-92, agency: Octagon Europe). He played there last season. In 42 NKL games he recorded 10.1ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.4apg. Udras helped them to win the NKL title. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian NKL Honorable Mention.
Part of previous (2015-16) season he spent at Nuernberg Falcons BC in German ProA where in 7 games he averaged 4.0ppg and 3.9rpg. Udras also spent pre-season at Perlas-MRU Vilnius that year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian NKL Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian NKL Forward of the Year in 2015.
Udras has played previously for Vytautas.

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Sajus comes back to Zalgiris - by Eurobasket News

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old Lithuanian international center Martynas Sajus (208-110kg-96). It is actually his comeback to Kaunas as he has played here before. Sajus played most recently at Polpharma in Polish PLK league. In 34 games he recorded 9.9ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.2bpg last season. Great year indeed as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Youth Player of the Year.
The previous (15-16) season Sajus played at Zalgiris where in 24 LKL games he averaged 3.8ppg and 2.8rpg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and they also made it to the Cup final (twice). Sajus also played 10 games in Euroleague where he had just 1.4ppg and 1.9rpg. The other team Sajus played that season for was Zalgiris. In 24 LKL games he got 9.4ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.3apg and 1.2bpg.
Sajus has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. He was a member of both Senior and University National Teams this year and previously for University National Team in 2017.
Sajus also represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 in Helsinki (Finland) last year. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 7 games: 9.7ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.3bpg, FGP: 61.7%, FT: 58.8%.
Sajus has played previously for Sabonio.

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dee Bost
Vasilije Micic
Paulius Valinskas

Forwards:
Aaron White
Axel Toupane

Centers:
Brandon Davies
Martynas Sajus

Coach: Sarunas Jasikevicius

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Deividas Dulkys (ex Obradoiro) agreed terms with Istanbul BBSK - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi (BSL) inked 29-year old Lithuanian international swingman Deividas Dulkys (195-89kg-88, college: Florida State). He played most recently at Obradoiro in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 29 games he recorded 10.3ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.6apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Dulkys played at Yesilgiresun Bld where in 26 BSL games he averaged 10.0ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.8apg and 1.6spg.
His team made it to the Latvian League Semifinals in 2013.
Dulkys also represented Lithuania at the Olympic Games Additional Qualifying Round in Caracas (Venezuela) five years ago. His stats at that event were 2 games: 1.5ppg.
Dulkys is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (Umana Venezia), Poland (Anwil), Turkey (Tofas), Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas) and Latvia (Barons Riga).
Dulkys attended Florida State until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Hakan Demirel
Jaka Klobucar
Michael Thompson
Deividas Dulkys
Mert Cevik

Forwards:
Ilkan Karaman
Stefan Bircevic
Ugur Dokuyan
Ivan Buva

Centers:
Eric Buckner
Ayberk Olmaz

Coach: Ertugrul Erdogan

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Galdikas is set to join Neptunas - by Eurobasket News

Neptunas Klaipeda (LKL) agreed terms with 30-year old power forward Simas Galdikas (204-103kg-87). It will actually be his comeback to Klaipeda as he has played here before. Galdikas played last season at Lietkabelis (LKL). In 45 games he had 7.4ppg and 2.7rpg. He helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals. Galdikas also played 13 games in Eurocup where he recorded 6.8ppg and 2.9rpg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Galdikas spent at Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 25 games he averaged 3.9ppg and 2.8rpg. He contributed to his team winning the regular season and make it to the semifinals. The other team Galdikas played that season for was Neptunas. In 10 LKL games he got 4.4ppg and 2.8rpg. He also played 5 games in Eurocup where he got 6.2ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Galdikas was voted Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League (Challenge Cup) Honorable Mention back in 2011.
He has played previously professionally also in Ukraine (Dnipro).

Neptunas Klaipeda roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tomas Delininkaitis
Renaldas Seibutis

Forwards:
Laimonas Kisielius
Edgaras Zelionis

Centers:
Juan Palacios
Simas Galdikas

Coach: Kazys Maksvytis

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Ortona lands Pavle Jovicevic - by Eurobasket News

We're Basket Ortona (Serie B) tabbed 18-year old Montenegrin guard Pavle Jovicevic (198-99). He is not a newcomer in Italian League as he played most recently at Scuola Basket Viola Reggio Calabria in Italian Serie C Silver. In 20 games he averaged impressive 18.7ppg last season. Jovicevic also spent pre-season at Viola (Serie C) that year.
He is a member of Montenegrin U18 National Team.

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Newcomer to SIGAL UNIQA Balkan League - by Eurobasket News

In the end of the working week, the Montenegrin Basketball Federation officially confirmed KK Ibar Rozaje as the 1st representative of their country in season 2017-2018 of BIBL.
The club expressed desires to join the competition earlier during the summer and as preparation times have begun, their participation is now fact. KK Ibar Rozaje was founded in 1981 during the period of the former Yugoslavian basketball. The team entered to the First Montenegro Erste (at present) League back in 2012 after becoming champions of the B League and since then has been competing on the highest national level. During the previous season 2016-2017, KK Ibar finished 3rd after the Regular season. The games are played in a fully-renovated sports complex in the city of Rozaje situated on the border with Kosovo. The BIBL management established immediate contact with the President of the club and in the following few days all the additional details will be settled as well. SIGAL UNIQA Balkan League is always happy to have the possibility to help more and more clubs to develop and wishes KK Ibar good luck with their first appearance on the international stage with the significant 10th season of the competition.
Courtesy of: balkanleague.net



Serbia celebrate Belgrade Trophy 2017 title - by Eurobasket News

Serbia - Montenegro 82-71

Serbia celebrate Belgrade Trophy 2017 title posting the second victory. The home side overcame Montenegro 82-71 to finish the tournament undefeated.
Montenegro looked better in the start of the game and grabbed an early 24-19 lead. Serbia however took control of the game with a massive 27-13 surge in the second period. Moreover Serbia closed the campaign with a final 18-16 rally to seal the victory.
Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-G/F-92) nailed 25 points to be named MVP of the tournament. Closely behind was Stefan Bircevic (210-F/C-89), who added 15 points for his team, while Marko Guduric added 6 more for the team. Bojan Dubljevic (205-C/F-91, agency: BeoBasket) ended up with 13 points and 6 rebounds in a loss as Nikola Vucevic (213-C-90, college: USC) scored 10.



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Windsor Express sign Johnny Griffin - by Eurobasket News

Windsor Express (NBL Canada) signed 22-year old American swingman Johnny Griffin (196-86kg-95). He just graduated from Loyola University New Orleans (NAIA). In 32 games he had 14.3ppg, 10.0rpg and 2.3apg last season. Griffin helped them to make it to the final. A very impressive season as he was voted All-SSAC Defensive Player of the Year, named to All-SSAC 1st Team and named to All-NAIA D1 Honorable Mention. Griffin contributed to his team making it to the final. Quite impressive season as he was voted All-SSAC Defensive Player of the Year, named to All-SSAC 1st Team and named to All-NAIA D1 Honorable Mention.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

Windsor Express roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Johnny Griffin
Maurice Jones

Forwards:
Logan Stutz
Ayob Ayob

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Second SEC team falls to Canadian powerhouse Carleton - by Eurobasket News

For the second time in a five-day span, an SEC program has fallen to the dominant Canadian powerhouse, Carleton University. On Monday evening, the Ravens defeated Vanderbilt, 61-56, in the Paradise Jam Tournament held at the U.V.I. Sports & Fitness Center in St. Thomas. Eddie Ekiyor (206-F-97), originally a Xavier forward, led the Ravens with 17 points to go along with his five rebounds. Matthew Fisher-Davis (196-G/F-96) matched Ekiyor's point total with 17 of his own to lead the Commodores. The Ravens have won 13 of the last 15 national titles, including seven in a row. Last week, Carleton took down Alabama, a team pegged in the top-25 for next season, 84-71, in the 2017 Can-Am Shootout. The victories over the two SEC teams mark the 29th and 30th victory Carleton has landed over NCAA Division I programs. This is the second loss in as many days for Vanderbilt, falling to the U.S. Virgin Island national team, 81-78, in the first exhibition game of the team's summer foreign tour. The Commodores are back in action on Wednesday against Brock University (Canada). They take on Carleton again the following day. Carleton has two more opportunities to upset NCAA Division I opponents, bookending the rematch with Vandy with exhibition contests against Northern Colorado and James Madison.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



Top prospect Marvin Bagley III commits to Duke, to enroll for 2017-18 season - by Eurobasket News

Marvin Bagley III (6'6''-F-99) III, who may just be the best basketball prospect in the world that is not in the NBA, announced on Monday night that he will be attending Duke and enrolling at the school for the fall semester. Bagley is the seventh member of Duke's 2017 recruiting class, joining top ten prospects Trevon Duval and Wendell Carter, another five-star recruit in Gary Trent Jr., four-star wings Alex O'Connell and Jordan Tucker, and three-star point guard Jordan Goldwire. The Arizona-native picked Duke over USC and UCLA in the end, but he also the likes of Kansas and Arizona also recruited him. Bagley has long been considered the best prospect in the Class of 2018 and one of the best prospects in all of high school. He's also already 18 years old, meaning that he is a year older than what you would consider a typical high school senior. Reclassifying, graduating early and enrolling in college means that the 6-foot-11 combo-forward is eligible to declare for the 2018 NBA Draft. And rest assured, that was the impetus for this decision. He's good enough that he'll likely end up somewhere on every Preseason All-American team that you see this fall, he'll join Michael Porter Jr. and Deandre Ayton as the odds-on favorites to be the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft and, at this point, it looks like Duke will once again enter the season as the preseason No. 1 team in the country.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



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Artie Culver Resigns as Head Basketball Coach at Covenant College - by Eurobasket News

Covenant men's basketball head coach Arte Culver has resigned from the position in order to pursue other collegiate coaching opportunities, announced director of athletics Tim Sceggel. A national search for a new head coach has begun. In Culver's lone season at Covenant, he guided the Scots to a second consecutive winning season with a 14-12 overall record and a berth in the USA South Tournament. In his debut, Culver and the Scots defeated No. 15-ranked Emory, 74-70, on Nov. 15, 2016. The 14-12 record marked the best record of any first-year head coach in program history. 'I'm grateful to Arte for the work he did over the last year as he sought to disciple young men in the context of basketball, while pursuing excellence on the court and bringing in a strong recruiting class for this year,' Sceggel said. 'When Arte was hired, we knew that he was a rising star in this profession, so it is no surprise that another institution has invited Arte to join their staff.' Covenant had one All-USA South honoree (Patjo Twagirayezu) and a three-time USA South Rookie of the Week winner (Caleb Haynes) during the year. Culver's team was also awarded the USA South Team Sportsmanship Award, the second straight year Covenant earned the honor in men's basketball. In the classroom, Culver's team had seven selections to the USA South All-Academic team, matching a program-best since entering the conference in the 2013-14 academic year.
Courtesy of: athletics.covenant.edu




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Best players of Nicaraguan LNB round 8 - by Eurobasket News

Costa Rican Marcos Castrillo (201-F) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's second-best Toros and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com LNB Player of the Week award for round 8.
The forward had the game-high 33 points adding eight rebounds and four assists for Toros in his team's victory, helping them to crush Costa Caribe (#4, 2-6) with 17-point margin 94-77. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Toros maintains the 2nd position in Nicaraguan LNB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Toros will need more victories to improve their 5-4 record. In the team's last game Castrillo had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 8 attempts. He turned to be Toros' top player in his first season with the team. Western New Mexico University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Castrillo is in league's top in points (3rd best: 17.0ppg) and averages solid 60.6% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old American center Reginald Brown (202-C-91) of league's best team Bufalos. Brown impressed basketball fans with 14 points and 9 rebounds. Of course Bufalos cruised to a 63-54 relatively comfortable win over slightly lower-ranked Leones (#3, 4-5). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Bufalos consolidated its place in the very top position of the standings. His team has currently 6-2 record. Brown is a newcomer at Bufalos and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 13.3ppg (#9). He also registered 11.1 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was Mali Mamadou Diakite (196-F-93) of Costa Caribe (#4). Diakite scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Despite Diakite's great performance Costa Caribe lost 77-94 to #2 ranked Toros. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. Costa Caribe can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 2-6 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Diakite has individually a great season in Nicaragua. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 14.2ppg (7th best) and rebounds with 9.0rpg (4th best). Diakite attended one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Roger Munoz (208-C-84) of Leones - 9 points and 9 rebounds
5. Aramie Brooks (203-F/C-87) of Toros - 18 points and 8 rebounds
6. Norman Lopez (F) of Toros - 16 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Adalberto Rojas (198-F-86) of Leones - 8 points and 10 rebounds
8. Jordany Jaca (196-F-83) of Bufalos - 8 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Daniel Tenorio (177-PG-90) of Leones - 8 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Noel Mackenzie (188-G-78) of Bufalos - 13 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)



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Talib Zanna (ex Nanterre) joins Ironi Nes-Ziona - by Eurobasket News

Ironi Nes-Ziona (Winner League) agreed terms with 27-year old Nigerian forward Talib Zanna (206-104kg-90, college: Pittsburgh, agency: 3Eye). He played last season at JSF Nanterre in French ProA, but left the team in Apr.'17. In 25 games he had 7.8ppg and 3.6rpg. Zanna also played 19 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 6.2ppg and 3.4rpg. He helped them to win the cup.
The previous (15-16) season Zanna was tested by the Thunder in NBA.
He was voted ACC All-Tournament 1st Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Zanna has played also professionally in NBA G League (Oklahoma City Blue).
He attended University of Pittsburgh until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
On Zanna: An young man who plays a physical game. He likes to put the ball on the floor when on the perimeter and explode to the basket. He can play the five position too, and this allows him to easily beat a slower opponent. He' s and hard worker, a tough and relentless player.

Ironi Nes-Ziona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Daequan Cook
Gil Amitay
Gary Browne
Naor Sharon
Golan Gutt
Jaron Johnson

Forwards:
Elishay Kadir
Tal_Michael Dunne
Raviv Pitshon
Talib Zanna
Elad Hofman

Coach: Nadav Zilberstein

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Elonu is back at AEK Athens - by Chris Mammides

AEK Athens (A1) added to their roster 30-year old Nigerian power forward Chinemelu Elonu (206-107kg-87, college: Texas A&M). After the end of the current contract that the Nigerian power forward has in Puerto Rico, he will join forces with AEK Athens. It is actually his comeback to Athens as he has played here before. Elonu played this summer at Capitanes de Arecibo in Puerto Rican BSN league. He managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 13 BSN games he had 12.7ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.2apg and 1.2bpg. Elonu helped them to make it to the final. The last season he played at AEK Athens where in 23 A1 games he recorded 6.7ppg and 5.7rpg. Elonu contributed to his team making it to the Greek Cup Semifinals. Elonu also played 8 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 6.1ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.3bpg.
In 2009 Elonu was drafted by Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) in second round (59th overall). The former Texas A&M University staris in his ninth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Puerto Rican BSN Regular Season in 2015. Elonu was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSN Honorable Mention in 2015.
He is quite experienced player. Elonu's career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. Elonu tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in China (Monkey Kings), France, Spain (Zaragoza), Turkey (Tofas and Besiktas) and Greece (Panionios).
On Elonu: a long athletic mobile high energy 4/5 that is a terrific rebounder and shot blocker. Chinemelu is also a rapidly developing offensive player able to score efficiently in the post as well as face up and pick and pop on the perimeter. Shoots a very high FG percentage.

AEK Athens roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasilis Xanthopoulos
Mike Green
Kelsey Barlow
Giannoulis Larentzakis
Edin Atic
Dimitrios Moraitis
Alkiviadis Ioannou

Forwards:
Dusan Sakota
Milan Milosevic
Chinemelu Elonu
Delroy James
Dionysis Skoulidas
Georgios Tsalmpouris
Ioannis Agravanis
Nikolaos Rogkavopoulos

Centers:
Dimitrios Mavroeidis
Emmanouil Chatzidakis

Coach: Sotiris Manolopoulos

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PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 LaDontae HENTON
  Alaska Aces
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 33.3
 1. Henton, Alaska Aces33.3 
 2. Phelps, Phoenix26.5 
 3. Cummings, KIA P.25.7 
 4. Durham, Meralco .24.4 
 5. Fuller, NLEX R.23.4 
 6. McKines, SM Be.22.7 
 7. Craig, TNT K.21.7 
 8. Brownlee, B.Gin.20.5 
 9. Lassiter, SM Be.19.7 
 10. Tenorio, B.Ginebra18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aaron FULLER
  NLEX R.
  (198-F-89)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Fuller, NLEX R.19.6 
 2. Durham, Meralco .18.6 
 3. Craig, TNT K.16.7 
 4. Phelps, Phoenix15.8 
 5. McKines, SM Be.14.3 
 6. Henton, Alaska Aces11.5 
 7. Abueva, Alaska Aces10.7 
 8. Erram, Blackwater10.5 
 9. Brownlee, B.Gin.10.3 
 10. Slaughter, B.Gin.9.8 
Assists Per Game
 Earl THOMPSON
  B.Gin.
  (--)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Thompson, B.Gin.8.3 
 2. Ross, SM Beermen7.7 
 3. Durham, Meralco .7.2 
 4. Craig, TNT K.6.7 
 5. Revilla, KIA P.6.4 
 6. Castro-W., TNT K.6.0 
 7. Newsome, Meralco .5.6 
 8. Brownlee, B.Gin.5.0 
 9. Lee, Star Hotshots4.7 
 10. Tenorio, B.Ginebra4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jayson CASTRO WILLIAM
  TNT K.
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Castro-W., TNT K.2.3 
 2. Henton, Alaska Aces2.3 
 3. Cabagnot, SM Be.2.0 
 4. Jazul, Phoenix2.0 
 5. Rios, NLEX R.1.8 
 6. Erram, Blackwater1.5 
 7. Brownlee, B.Gin.1.5 
 8. Elorde, KIA Picanto1.4 
 9. Fuller, NLEX R.1.4 
 10. Cruz, Rain or Shine1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 John Paul ERRAM
  Blackwater
  (203-F/C-89)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Erram, Blackwater3.8 
 2. Slaughter, B.Gin.2.3 
 3. Abueva, Alaska Aces2.0 
 4. Henton, Alaska Aces2.0 
 5. Santos, SM Beermen1.7 
 6. Brownlee, B.Gin.1.5 
 7. Baclao, Alaska Aces1.5 
 8. Phelps, Phoenix1.5 
 9. deOcampo, TNT K.1.3 
 10. Al-Hussaini, NLEX R.1.2 


J'Nathan Bullock (ex Pyrinto) is a newcomer at Rain or Shine - by Eurobasket News

Rain or Shine Elasto Painters (PBA) added to their roster 30-year old American forward J'Nathan Bullock (196-87, college: Cleveland State, agency: SDJ Sports). He played last season at Pyrinto in Finnish Korisliiga. In 39 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.8ppg, 7.6rpg and 1.6apg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Bullock played at Tampereen Pyrinto (also in Korisliiga) where in 28 games he averaged 14.4ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.7apg. He helped them to make it to the final.
In 2009 Bullock was drafted by Albuquerque Thunderbirds (D-League) in sixth round (96th overall).
He attended Cleveland State and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Bullock won Icelandic League championship title in 2012. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League Import Player of the Year back in 2012.
Bullock is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America) in six different countries. Bullock has played previously professionally also in Australia, Belgium, Iraq (Al Kahraba), Israel (Hasharon, Maccabi Kiryat Gat and Elitzur Yavne) and Iceland (Grindavik).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cameron Ayers joins PGE Turow - by Eurobasket News

PGE Turow Zgorzelec (PLK) agreed terms with 26-year old American guard Cameron Ayers (196-93kg-91, college: Bucknell). He played last season at Maine Red Claws (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 30 games he had 4.5ppg and 2.0rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Ayers played at BC Siauliai in Lithuanian LKL. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 36 LKL games he recorded 9.1ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.4apg. Ayers also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 10.2ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.5apg. He also played 8 games in Baltic League where he got 13.5ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.1apg and 1.9spg. Ayers helped them to win the Baltic League championship (twice).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted All-Patriot League Player of the Year and All-Patriot League 1st Team back in 2013 and 2014 at his college time.
Ayers has played previously professionally in Italy (Enel Brindisi) and NBA G League (Reno Bighorns).
He attended Bucknell University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
On Ayers: Has a mature, well-rounded game ... very poised athlete ... an outstanding shooter who can also drive and pass.

PGE Turow Zgorzelec roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Bartosz Bochno
Cameron Ayers
Myles Mack
Michal Lichnowski

Forwards:
Denis Ikovlev
Jacek Jarecki
Kacper Borowski
Jakub Patoka
Karol Majchrzak

Center:
Paul Egwuonwu

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lauris Blaus (ex Valmiera) agreed terms with Energa Czarni - by Eurobasket News

Energa Czarni Slupsk (PLK) inked 27-year old Latvian center Lauris Blaus (208-110kg-90). He played most recently at Valmiera/ORDO in Latvian LBL league. In 40 games he recorded 9.9ppg and 4.8rpg last season. Blaus helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 16 games in Baltic League where he averaged 10.1ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.3apg. Blaus contributed to his team winning the Cup.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys in Lithuanian LKL. In 14 games he had 4.7ppg and 2.9rpg. Blaus also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 6.7ppg and 3.7rpg.
Among other achievements he won Latvian League championship title in 2013 and 2016.
Blaus was also a member of Latvian international program for some years. He played for Latvian Senior National Team back in 2011 and previously for U18 National Team between 2007 and 2008.
Blaus represented Latvia at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 12.5ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.0apg, Blocks-3 (1.1bpg), FGP: 59.0%, FT: 82.4%.
Blaus has played previously professionally also in Estonia (Valga).

Energa Czarni Slupsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mantas Cesnauskis
Dominic Artis

Forwards:
Lukasz Bonarek
Lukasz Seweryn
Justin Watts

Center:
Lauris Blaus

Coach: Marek Lukomski

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Karol Sasnal joins R8 Krakow - by Greg

R8 Basket AZS Politechnika Krakow (1Liga) agreed terms with 18-year old point guard Karol Sasnal (186-99). He has played for the last three seasons at Cracovia in the 3Liga.
Sasnal represented Poland at the European Championships U18 Division B in Tallinn (Estonia) this year. His stats at that event were 3 games: 0.7ppg, 1.0rpg.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Joseph Wall (ex BK Pardubice) signs at Legia W-wa - by Greg

Newly promoted Legia Warszawa (PLK) landed 28-year old American forward Joseph Wall (199-100kg-89, college: Seattle Pacific, agency: Diamond Sports). He has played for the last three years at BK Pardubice in NBL league in Czech Republic. In 43 games he averaged 12.1ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Czech Rep. League Honorable Mention. Wall also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 12.8ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.8apg and 1.8spg. Wall's team was regular season runner-up in Czech Republic League.
Wall has played also professionally in Portugal (CAB Madeira).
He attended Seattle Pacific University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Legia Warszawa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Grzegorz Kukielka
Lukasz Wilczek
Michal Aleksandrowicz
Piotr Robak

Forwards:
Joseph Wall
Jorge Bilbao

Centers:
Mateusz Jarmakowicz
Adam Linowski

Coach: Piotr Bakun

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Pawel Bodych signs at Kotwica - by Eurobasket News

MUKS Kotwica 50 Kolobrzeg (1Liga) landed 23-year old power forward Pawel Bodych (199-94) from Spojnia. Bodych has played there for the last four years. But in 32 1Liga games he averaged just 1.9ppg and 1.3rpg last season.
He helped his team to make it to the 1Liga Semifinals in 2017.
Bodych has played previously for AZS Koszalin.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PORTUGAL  


Bradley Tinsley (ex FC Porto) agreed terms with Vytautas - by Eurobasket News

Vytautas Prienu (LKL) inked 28-year old American guard Bradley Tinsley (191-95kg-89, college: Vanderbilt). He has played for the last two years at FC Porto in Portuguese LPB league. Tinsley managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 33 LPB games he recorded 10.9ppg, 2.0rpg and 5.1apg. He helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final. Tinsley also played 1 game in FIBA Europe Cup where he had very impressive stats: 20 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist. And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged remarkable 17.0ppg, 5.0rpg and 3.0apg (top 3).
Among other achievements Tinsley received Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Guard of the Year award in 2016.
He is a very experienced player. Tinsley has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Tinsley has played previously professionally in Australia (Lightning), Belgium (Okapi Aalstar), France (Saint Vallier) and Germany (MLP Academics Heidelberg).
He attended Vanderbilt University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Tinsley's game is described as: Combo guard who played both guard positions as a freshman and sophomore and started afterwards all games at the point guard position for Vanderbilt as a Junior and senior...Brad led the SEC in assists (4,5) in his junior season and was 3rd (4,1) in his senior season... led the SEC in assist to turnover ratio (2,5) as a senior... his Vanderbilt teams recorded a 91-43 win/los record over his 4-year career, most wins in a career in Vanderbilt history... never missed a game in his college career... only player to score 1,000 points and 450 assists in Vanderbilt history...

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  ROMANIA  


Matti Nuutinen (ex Roanne) signs at Pitesti - by Eurobasket News

BCM U Pitesti (Liga Nationala) landed 27-year old Finn forward Matti Nuutinen (202-95kg-90, agency: Blacktop Management). He played most recently at Chorale de Roanne Basket in French ProB. In 34 games he averaged 6.7ppg and 2.7rpg last season. Nuutinen helped them to win the cup.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Arkadikos in Greek A1 where in 25 games he had 9.3ppg and 3.8rpg.
Among other achievements Nuutinen received Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
He represented Finland at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.3ppg, 3.8rpg, FGP: 60.0%, 3PT: 33.3%.
Nuutinen has played also professionally for other Finnish teams like Kouvot, Salon Vilpas, Loimaan Korikonkarit and Namika Lahti Jr.
His game is described as: If there is somebody who embodies the stereotype of a prototypical Finn, Nuutinen would be one; a tall, stone-faced Viking type of warrior who brings unquestionable work ethic and talent to the court but stays humble and silent off court. Nuutinen broke through in the Finnish top level in the spring of 2011 and has been one of the top players in Finland ever since, leading Bisons Loimaa two to domestic titles, whilst performing in the Eurocup and VTB League. With the Finnish National Team Nuutinen has experience in the European Championship as well as in the World Cup. Nuutinen is an excellent threepoint shooter, who is capable of defending multiple positions due to his agility. He also brings a lot of energy to offensive rebounding from the Small Forward position.

BCM U Pitesti roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aleksandar Kostoski
Porter Troupe

Forwards:
Andriy Agafonov
Matti Nuutinen

Center:
Laszlo Lazar

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  RUSSIA  


Alexander Martynov signs at Spartak Primorie Vladivostok - by Eurobasket News

Spartak Primorie Vladivostok (Superleague 1) landed 22-year old guard Alexander Martynov (196-90kg-95). He played most recently at Enisey (VTB). In 7 FIBA Europe Cup games he averaged 4.1ppg and 1.0rpg last season. Superleague 1 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Martynov helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 12 games in VTB United League where he had just 1.8ppg and 1.0rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Martynov played at Ural Ekaterinburg. In 17 Superleague 1 games he recorded 12.4ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.6apg.
He represented Russia at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His stats at that event were 2 games: 9.0ppg, 2.5rpg.
Martynov has played previously for six other teams: Krasnie Krilya, Ryazan, Samara 2nd team, CSKA Moscow 2nd team, Rossiya Novogorsk and BC Nizhny Novgorod 2nd team.

Spartak Primorie Vladivostok roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasili Babaylov
Ivan Savelyev
Andrey Mateyunas
Viktor Zaryazhko
Maksim Sakharov
Alexander Martynov
Sergey Rasskazov
Maksim Branitsky

Forwards:
Igor Smygin
Maxim Krivosheev
Igor Samsonov
Artjoms Butjankovs
Stepan Getmanov

Center:
Sergei Kharitonov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Pichkurov re-signs at Enisey - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarsk (VTB) confirmed in their roster 27-year old guard Vladimir Pichkurov (193-82kg-90, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 12 FIBA Europe Cup games he had 6.3ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.2apg last season. Pichkurov helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 23 games in VTB United League where he recorded 4.4ppg and 1.2apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Pichkurov's team won Russian Superleague Regular Season in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 1st Team in 2015.
Pichkurov represented Russia at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
He has played previously for five other teams: Ryazan, BC Khimki Moscow Region 2nd team, Lobnya Moscow Region, Krasny Oktyabr and Samara SGEU.

Enisey Krasnoyarsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasili Zavoruev
Zabian Dowdell
Vladimir Pichkurov
Vitali Liutych
Denis Zakharov
Artem Komissarov
Tekele Cotton

Forwards:
Aleksandr Pavlov
Suleiman Braimoh
Gleb Goldyrev
Igor Kanygin

Center:
Octavius Ellis

Coach: Oleg Okulov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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MBA Moscow keeps Pavlenko for another season - by Eurobasket News

MBA Moscow (Superleague 1) re-signed 25-year old forward Viktor Pavlenko (198-91kg-92, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 25 Superleague 1 games he recorded 5.8ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.4apg in 2015-16 season.
Pavlenko's team won Russian Higher League Group B Regular Season in 2014.
He represented Russia at the European Championships U16 in Italy nine years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.9ppg, 3.6rpg, FGP: 32.5%, 3PT: 27.8%, FT: 46.2%.
Pavlenko has played previously for six other teams: CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow, Severstal, Zenit 2, Lokomotiv Kuban 2nd team and Runa Basket.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ufimets Ufa adds Marinin to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Ufimets Ufa (Superleague 3) added to their roster 25-year old point guard Evgeny Marinin (192-87kg-92). He played last season at Burevestnik in Russian Superleague 2. In 10 games he recorded 4.6ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.1apg and 1.0spg. Superleague 3 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Marinin also played that season for Universitet Yugra (Superleague 1) where in 14 games he averaged just 2.6ppg and 1.1rpg.
He represented Russia at the European Championships U18 in Vilnius (Lithuania) seven years ago. Marinin's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 9 games: 1.9ppg, 1.2rpg, 1.8apg.
Marinin has played previously for five other teams: Spartak St.Petersburg, Spartak Vidnoye, Ryazan, COP Kondrashina-Belova St.Petersburg and Ruskon Mordovia.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Coach Pavel Googe (ex Vita Tbilisi) takes over at Ryazan - by Eurobasket News

BC Ryazan (Superleague 1) will be led by experienced 56-year old Russian coach Pavel Googe (agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He coached most recently at Vita Tbilisi in Georgian A League. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
Googe has coached previously two other Russia teams: CSKA Moscow and Avtodor.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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CSKA Moscow inks Alan Makiev - by Eurobasket News

CSKA Moscow (VTB) agreed terms with 26-year old international center Alan Makiev (210-112kg-91). He has played for the last two seasons at Avtodor in the VTB. In 17 VTB United League games he had 4.4ppg and 2.9rpg last season. Makiev also played 13 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 3.7ppg and 2.7rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Russian Higher League championship title in 2013. Makiev was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Russian Higher League Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Russian Higher League Center of the Year back in 2013. He was called to Russian Senior National Team this year.
Makiev has played previously for six other teams: Irkut Irkutsk, Ryazan, Kupol-Rodniki, Elbrus Cherkessk, Avtodor Saratov 2nd team and Lokomotiv Kuban 2nd team.

CSKA Moscow roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sergio Rodriguez
Nando De_Colo
Leo Westermann
Cory Higgins
Maksim Kondakov
Alexandr Khomenko

Forwards:
Kyle Hines
Viktor Khryapa
Nikita Kurbanov
Andrey Vorontsevich
Othello Hunter
Will Clyburn
Andrey Lopatin

Centers:
Pavel Korobkov
Alan Makiev

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Russia wins International tournament in Kazan - by Eurobasket News

Russia - Iceland 82-69

Russia won the International tournament in Kazan undefeated. In the last game the overcame Iceland 82-69 to finish with a perfect 3-0 record. Russia insured a 24-15 lead from the start and added a 24-16 run in the second period. Iceland pulled back in the third quarter as they produced a 23-12 surge, however the hosts closed the game with a final 22-15 rally.
Mikhail Kulagin (191-G-94, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Timofey Mozgov (216-C-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) netted 15. Vitaliy Fridzon (195-G-85, agency: Alti Sport) followed them with 11 points. Martin Hermannsson (190-G-94, college: LIU Brooklyn) answered with 22 points in the losing effort whilst Haukur Palsson (197-SF-92, college: Maryland) had 12.



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Serbia celebrate Belgrade Trophy 2017 title - by Eurobasket News

Serbia - Montenegro 82-71

Serbia celebrate Belgrade Trophy 2017 title posting the second victory. The home side overcame Montenegro 82-71 to finish the tournament undefeated.
Montenegro looked better in the start of the game and grabbed an early 24-19 lead. Serbia however took control of the game with a massive 27-13 surge in the second period. Moreover Serbia closed the campaign with a final 18-16 rally to seal the victory.
Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-G/F-92) nailed 25 points to be named MVP of the tournament. Closely behind was Stefan Bircevic (210-F/C-89), who added 15 points for his team, while Marko Guduric added 6 more for the team. Bojan Dubljevic (205-C/F-91, agency: BeoBasket) ended up with 13 points and 6 rebounds in a loss as Nikola Vucevic (213-C-90, college: USC) scored 10.



Reljic re-signs at Spars Sarajevo - by Eurobasket News

OKK Spars Sarajevo (Division I) confirmed in their roster 24-year old Serbian guard Pavle Reljic (194-93). He played there last season. In 19 Division I games he had 7.5ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg.
Reljic ended the previous (2015-16) season at Mladost in Serbian KLS where in three games he recorded just 2.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.0apg. But the most of that year he spent at BC Timisoara in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 10 games he averaged 6.2ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.1apg.
Reljic represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 7.2ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 85.3%.
Reljic has played previously professionally in Serbia (Masinac, Mega Bemax and FMP Beograd) and Romania (Timba Timosoara).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nikolicbojan83)

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Sloboda Tuzla tabs Ljubomir Campara - by Eurobasket News

OKK Sloboda Tuzla (Division I) inked 24-year old Serbian center Ljubomir Campara (205-93, agency: AproK Sports Group) from Bosna-Royal. In 26 Division I games in Bosnia he recorded 5.7ppg and 3.3rpg last season. He helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team.
Campara was a member of Serbian U20 National Team in 2013.
He has played also professionally for other Serbian teams like Metalac, Vojvodina, Vojvodina Srbijagas and Tamis.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Malcolm Grant (ex Tajfun) joins Nevezis - by Eurobasket News

Nevezis Kedainiai (LKL) added to their roster 29-year old American guard Malcolm Grant (185-88, college: Miami, FL). He played last season at Tajfun in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 30 games he had 13.3ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.8apg.
The previous (15-16) season Grant played at The Storm in Canadian NBL Canada where in 36 games he recorded 11.4ppg, 1.7rpg and 4.6apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Australian NBL Semifinals in 2013. Grant was also voted All-ACC 3rd Team back in 2011 at his college time.
Grant is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in four different countries. Grant tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Australia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Cyprus (Apoel), Sweden (BC Lulea), Australia (Illawarra Hawks) and Canada (Halifax_Rainmen and Power).
Grant attended University of Miami, Florida until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

Nevezis Kedainiai roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Malcolm Grant
Gintautas Matulis
Rytis Juknevicius

Forward:
Laurynas Mikalauskas

Coach: Ramunas Cvirka

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Geneve Lions sign Dominique Elliott, ex Krka - by Eurobasket News

Lions de Geneve (LNA) signed 26-year old American forward Dominique Elliott (203-91, college: Md-E Shore, agency: David Lee Services). He played last season at Krka in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 35 games he had 7.0ppg and 4.6rpg. Elliott helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final. He also played 25 games in ABA League where he recorded 6.6ppg and 3.6rpg.
Elliott was voted NABC All-District 15 1st Team in 2016 at his college time.
Elliott graduated from Univ. of Maryland Eastern Shore in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Lions de Geneve roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roberto Kovac
Marquis Addison
Lucas Pythoud
Lester Medford

Forwards:
Marko Mladjan
Arnaud Cotture
Randon Grueninger
Dominique Elliott

Coach: Vedran Bosnic

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Nautico KIA Tenerife welcomes back Omeragic - by Eurobasket News

Nautico KIA Tenerife (EBA) tabbed 21-year old naturalized Bosnian forward Adnan Omeragic (201-96). It is actually his comeback to Santa Cruz as he has played here before. Omeragic played most recently at Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias in the Liga Endesa. Liga Endesa was a little too high level for him, where in two Liga Endesa games he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound. EBA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Omeragic played 4 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged just 1.5ppg last season. Omeragic won Basketball s League championship title.
He represented Spain at the Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Germany (Unofficial World Championships U18) three years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 2.2ppg, 1.0rpg.
Omeragic has played previously for two other teams: FC Barcelona and Barca II.

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Sami Eleraky joins Nautico KIA Tenerife - by Eurobasket News

Nautico KIA Tenerife (EBA) added to their roster 24-year old Danish center Sami Eleraky (213-118kg-93). He just graduated from Pacific (NCAA). Eleraky has played there for the last three years. But in 21 games he had only 1.7ppg and 2.2rpg last season.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Eleraky was also a member of Danish international program for some years. He played for Danish Senior National Team two years ago and previously for U18 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Eleraky represented Denmark at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) five years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 6.0ppg, 9.0rpg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 39.3%, FT: 29.6%.
Eleraky has played previously for another Spanish team Aalborg.

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Juan Rubio is a newcomer at Melilla - by Eurobasket News

Melilla Baloncesto (LEB Gold) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old forward Juan Rubio (196-95). He played most recently at Xuven Cambados in the LEB Silver. In 33 games he recorded 8.9ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.5apg last season.
Rubio ended the previous (2015-16) season at UCAM Murcia (EBA). But the most of that year he spent at UCAM Murcia (EBA) where in 16 games he averaged 10.1ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.6apg and 1.4spg.
Rubio's team was Runner-Up of EBA Group E Regular Season 2015.
He has played previously for Begastri.

Melilla Baloncesto roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Daniel Rodriguez
Filip Djuran
Eduardo Duran

Forwards:
Javier Lucas
Pablo Almazan
Juan Rubio

Centers:
Mamadou Samb
Massine Fall

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Martinez re-signs at Meridiano Baza - by Eurobasket News

Meridiano Baza (EBA) confirmed in their roster 27-year old Javier Martinez (90). He played there last season. In 19 EBA games he had 6.7ppg and 1.1rpg.

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Heras re-signs at San Fernando - by Eurobasket News

DKV San Fernando de Henares (EBA) confirmed in their roster 20-year old forward Cesar Heras (195-97). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 20 EBA games he had 7.3ppg and 5.4rpg last season.

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Salt tabs Tylor Wimbish - by Eurobasket News

Multiopticas Salt (EBA) inked 24-year old American forward Tylor Wimbish (201-96kg-93, college: Mo.-St.Louis) from UPCT Basket Cartagena. In 11 EBA games in Spain he averaged 10.9ppg, 11.2rpg, 1.7apg and 1.1spg last season.
Wimbish received All-GLVC 2nd Team award in 2015 at his college time.
Wimbish graduated from University of Missouri - St.Louis in 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

Multiopticas Salt roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Keith Wilson
Carles Nadal
Albert Pujol

Forward:
Tylor Wimbish

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Fernando Ferruz agreed terms with Marbella - by Eurobasket News

Club Sanduba Marbella strengthened their roster with addition of point guard Fernando Ferruz (180). He has played for the last three years at Novaschool in the EBA. In 20 games he recorded 11.7ppg, 1.9rpg and 2.6apg last season. 1 Div. will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.

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Lafonzo Smith signs at Cantaires Tortosa - by Eurobasket News

Club Basquet Cantaires Tortosa landed American power forward Lafonzo Smith (206-82kg). He has only college experience while playing for Benedict (NCAA2). In 20 games he averaged 8.2ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.3bpg in 2015-16 season. Smith helped them to win the regular season.
His college team won SIAC Tournament in 2015.
So his pro career will start in Spain.

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Jordi Barbera signs at Cantaires Tortosa - by Eurobasket News

Club Basquet Cantaires Tortosa landed 21-year old power forward Jordi Barbera (202-96). He has played for the last five years at C.B. Tarragona 2017 in LEB Silver. However his team was relegated to EBA. LEB Silver was a little too high level for him, where in 15 games he averaged just 0.5ppg last season.
Barbera's team made it to the LEB Silver Play-Off Semifinals in 2016.

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Villacampa re-signs at CB Pardinyes-Lleida - by Eurobasket News

CB Pardinyes-Lleida (EBA) confirmed in their roster 32-year old center Eduard Villacampa (204-85). He has played there for the last four seasons. In 24 EBA games he had 7.2ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.0apg last season. Villacampa helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
His team won Spanish EBA Group C Regular Season in 2013.
Villacampa has played previously for five other teams: Tarragona, Vic, C.B. Valls-Felix Hotel, Lleida_Basquet and Monzon.

CB Pardinyes-Lleida roster for 2017-2018:

Eduard Villacampa
Pol Domingo
Adria Rivas
Ruben Fernandez
Jaime Aventin

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Menorca keeps Fernandez for another season - by Eurobasket News

Menorca Talaiotica CCE Sant Lluis (EBA) re-signed 24-year old forward Ismael Fernandez (190-93). He played there last season. In 24 EBA games he recorded 5.5ppg and 2.0rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Fernandez played at Calidus Gallego Club Ourense Baloncesto (LEB Silver) where in 19 games he averaged 11.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.4apg and 1.5spg.
He has played previously for two other teams: Ferrol and Marin.

Menorca Talaiotica CCE Sant Lluis roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jorge Jimenez
Daniel Garcia_Tora
Ciceron Mercadal

Forwards:
Gabriel Torres
Ismael Fernandez
Ismael Segui

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Cambados tab Will Saunders - by Eurobasket News

Xuven Cambados (LEB Silver) inked 26-year old British international forward Will Saunders (201-86kg-91, college: Charleston Southern). He played most recently at CSU Sibiu in Romanian Liga Nationala, but left. In only one game he had 5 points, 3 rebounds and 1 steal last season.
The previous (15-16) season Saunders played at Angelico Biella in Italian Serie A where in 7 games he averaged 7.4ppg and 5.0rpg. He also played that season for Novipiu Casale (Serie A) in Italy. In 20 games he recorded 6.7ppg and 4.1rpg. Saunders also spent pre-season at Alba (A Division) in Hungarian league that year.
Among other achievements he won NJCAA D1 championship title in 2013. Saunders received also All-Big South Conference 2nd Team award in 2015 at his college time.
Saunders has been also a member of British international program for some years. He has regularly played for British senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2011.
Saunders represented United Kingdom at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 1.3ppg, 2.0rpg.
Saunders graduated from Charleston Southern in 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

Xuven Cambados roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Otar Pkhakadze

Forwards:
Yago Estevez
Will Saunders

Center:
Carlos Poyatos

Coach: Chiqui Barros

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Kevin van Wijk is a newcomer at Huesca - by Eurobasket News

Magia Huesca (LEB Gold) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old Dutch forward Kevin van Wijk (203-104kg-89, college: Valparaiso) from Melilla Baloncesto. In 37 LEB Gold games in Spain he recorded 6.0ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.1apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season van Wijk played at Oviedo_CB where in 34 LEB Gold games he averaged 7.6ppg and 4.8rpg.
He received All-Horizon League 2nd Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
van Wijk was a member of Dutch U16 National Team in 2005.
He has played previously for three other teams: Leche Rio Breogan, Gran Canaria and Gran Canaria.
van Wijk attended Valparaiso University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

Magia Huesca roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Carles Marzo

Forwards:
Kevin van_Wijk
Mikel Motos
Jorge Lafuente
Sergio Rodriguez
Matt O'Leary
Matt Donlan
Jubril Adekoya

Center:
Alberto Fontet

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Faith Pope agreed terms with Gandia - by Eurobasket News

Hispagan UPB Gandia (EBA) inked 22-year old American forward Faith Pope (201-88kg-95). He just graduated from Texas Arlington (NCAA). In 36 games he recorded 5.2ppg and 2.9rpg last season. Pope helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Pope won NJCAA D1 District XIV championship title in 2015. He received also NJCAA D1 All-Region XIV 2nd Team award in 2015 at his college time.
Pope has played previously for another Spanish team Ottumwa.

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Prat inks Joaquin Portugues - by Eurobasket News

CB Prat Juventud (LEB Gold) agreed terms with 22-year old guard Joaquin Portugues (185-95). He has played for the last two seasons at CBA Gran Canaria B in Spanish EBA league. In 27 games he had 10.3ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.7apg and 2.1spg last season. Portugues also spent pre-season at Gran Canaria (also in EBA) that year. The other team he played that season for was Gran Canaria (also in EBA) where in 27 games he recorded 10.3ppg, 3.6rpg and 3.7apg.
Portugues has played previously for La Palma.

CB Prat Juventud roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Bernat Camarasa
Joaquin Portugues
Caleb Agada
Alex Campbell
Marc Sese

Forwards:
Marc Blanch
Marlon Johnson

Centers:
Gerbert Marti
Emanuel Cate

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Jon Aramburu joins Avila - by Eurobasket News

Carrefour El Bulevar de Avila (LEB Silver) agreed terms with 25-year old forward Jon Aramburu (204-92, agency: Duran International) from Lucentum. In 35 LEB Silver games he had 6.6ppg and 3.9rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the cup final.
Aramburu's team won Spanish LEB Silver Regular Season in 2014.
He has played previously for two other teams: Askatuak and Marin.
Aramburu is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas.
On Aramburu: Jon has good size and he is very skilled athlete, who can shoot with good range. Has a good shooting touch from 5-6 metres to the basket, and good post moves too. A very coordinated forward, capable to play the 3 and the 4 position. He has long arms and is a really good blocker.

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Javier Alvarez joins Azuqueca - by Eurobasket News

Isover Basket Azuqueca (EBA) added to their roster 27-year old guard Javier Alvarez (196-90) from Real Canoe. In 33 EBA games he had 4.8ppg and 2.7rpg last season. He helped them to win the EBA Final Stage 3 title.
Alvarez has played previously for three other teams: Alcobendas, CB Guadalajara and Torrejon.

Isover Basket Azuqueca roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alvaro Frutos
Javier Alvarez
Bobby Harris
Alvaro Rojas
Carlos Hidalgo

Forwards:
Carlos Garcia
Luis Valera
Julian Lewis

Center:
Daniel Yusta

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Fernando Sierra joins Plasencia - by Eurobasket News

Plasencia Extremadura (LEB Silver) added to their roster 22-year old guard Fernando Sierra (194-95, agency: Dynamics Global Management). He has played for the last three seasons at Casvi in the EBA. In 33 games he had 9.7ppg, 4.8rpg and 2.7apg last season.
Sierra helped his team to make it to the EBA Final Stage 4 Runner-Up in 2017.

Plasencia Extremadura roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Adrian Fuentes
Fernando Sierra

Forwards:
Erik Kinney
David Atkinson
Franco Acosta

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De Ciman is back at Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia - by Eurobasket News

Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia (LEB Gold) agreed terms with 23-year old Canadian guard Joe De Ciman (198-91kg-94, college: Colorado State). It is actually his comeback to Azpeitia as he has played here before. De Ciman played last season at Marin Ence PeixeGalego in LEB Silver. However his team was relegated to EBA. In three games he had 3.7ppg and 1.0rpg. De Ciman won Spanish LEB Silver championship title. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver 2nd Team in 2017.
De Ciman represented Canada at the World Championships U19 in Prague (Czech Republic) four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 5.1ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 42.1%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 60.0%.
De Ciman graduated from Colorado State in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

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Umea lands Nick Schlitzer - by Eurobasket News

Umea BSKT (Basketligan) tabbed 25-year old American (has also Italian passport) guard Nick Schlitzer (198-95kg-92, college: Philadelphia). He played most recently at Olimpi in Georgian Superleague. In 20 games he averaged 8.2ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.0apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Schlitzer played at Scorchers in British BBL where in 28 games he had 11.2ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.3apg.
Among other achievements his college team won CACC Tournament for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). Schlitzer received also All-CACC 1st Team award in 2015.
He attended Philadelphia University until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
Schlitzer is described as: A pure, above average shooter and scorer with the ability to handle the ball. Also, he moves well on the court without the ball.

Umea BSKT roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nick Schlitzer
Arik Smith
Anton Leth

Center:
Andre Nilsson

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Elias Desport (ex Sanjoanense) is a newcomer at Scorchers - by Eurobasket News

Surrey Scorchers (BBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American (has also Swedish passport) forward Elias Desport (203-104kg-92, college: St.Peter's). He played most recently at Sanjoanense in Portuguese Proliga. In 13 games he recorded 13.2ppg, 10.9rpg (leader !!!), 1.3apg and 1.5spg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese Proliga Honorable Mention and All-Newcomers Team. Desport also played that season for AIK Basket Solna in Swedish Basketettan. But in three games he averaged just 1.0ppg and 2.3rpg.
Desport's team made it to the MAAC Tournament Semifinals in 2015.
He represented Sweden at the European Championships U18 in Vilnius (Lithuania) seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 2.9ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.1apg.
Desport has played also professionally for other Swedish teams like KFUM Blackeberg and Taby Basket.
He attended St. Peter's College until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

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Humphrey re-signs at Monthey - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion BBC Monthey (LNA) confirmed in their roster 31-year old American forward Markel Humphrey (198-86, college: Marshall, agency: 3Eye). He was a team leader there last season. In 34 LNA games he had very impressive stats: 16.1ppg, 7.1rpg and 2.2apg. Humphrey helped them to win the league title and the cup. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Geneve Lions where in 33 LNA games he recorded 14.2ppg, 7.2rpg and 1.6apg. Humphrey contributed in the Supercup final and the league semifinals.
He has played previously professionally in France (Saint Quentin, Aix Maurienne and JSA Bordeaux) and Holland (M.Magixx).
Humphrey attended Marshall University until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.
On Humphrey: Versatile player at both ends, Humphrey can play at higher and higher levels because he does almost everything well. Very strong with great leaping ability, and solid three point stroke.

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Geneve Lions sign Dominique Elliott, ex Krka - by Eurobasket News

Lions de Geneve (LNA) signed 26-year old American forward Dominique Elliott (203-91, college: Md-E Shore, agency: David Lee Services). He played last season at Krka in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 35 games he had 7.0ppg and 4.6rpg. Elliott helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final. He also played 25 games in ABA League where he recorded 6.6ppg and 3.6rpg.
Elliott was voted NABC All-District 15 1st Team in 2016 at his college time.
Elliott graduated from Univ. of Maryland Eastern Shore in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

Lions de Geneve roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roberto Kovac
Marquis Addison
Lucas Pythoud
Lester Medford

Forwards:
Marko Mladjan
Arnaud Cotture
Randon Grueninger
Dominique Elliott

Coach: Vedran Bosnic

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Monthey keeps Maza for another season - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion BBC Monthey (LNA) re-signed 26-year old French power forward Rodrigue Maza (208-95kg-91, college: Academy of Art). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 36 LNA games he averaged 5.8ppg and 2.7rpg last season. Maza helped them to win the league title and the cup.
He has played previously professionally also in France (Limoges CSP Elite) and Switzerland (Martigny and Rh.Herens).
Maza attended Academy of Art until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

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Dubas re-signs at Monthey - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion BBC Monthey (LNA) confirmed in their roster 26-year old Swiss international power forward Jonathan Dubas (204-102kg-91). He is a dual citizen owning also Belgian passport. Dubas has played there for the last two seasons. In 39 LNA games he recorded 10.7ppg, 7.8rpg, 2.0apg and 1.2spg last season. Dubas helped them to win the league title and the cup. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Swiss LNA All-Domestic Players Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Honorable Mention back in 2013.
Dubas has been also a member of Swiss international program for some years. He has regularly played for Swiss senior team since 2011 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Dubas represented Switzerland at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 12.4ppg, Reb-3 (8.5rpg), 1.0spg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 42.1%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 53.5%.
Dubas has played previously professionally also in Belgium (Leuven Bears and Kangoeroes) and Switzerland (Lugano Tigers and Lakers).

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Deividas Dulkys (ex Obradoiro) agreed terms with Istanbul BBSK - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi (BSL) inked 29-year old Lithuanian international swingman Deividas Dulkys (195-89kg-88, college: Florida State). He played most recently at Obradoiro in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 29 games he recorded 10.3ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.6apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Dulkys played at Yesilgiresun Bld where in 26 BSL games he averaged 10.0ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.8apg and 1.6spg.
His team made it to the Latvian League Semifinals in 2013.
Dulkys also represented Lithuania at the Olympic Games Additional Qualifying Round in Caracas (Venezuela) five years ago. His stats at that event were 2 games: 1.5ppg.
Dulkys is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (Umana Venezia), Poland (Anwil), Turkey (Tofas), Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas) and Latvia (Barons Riga).
Dulkys attended Florida State until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Hakan Demirel
Jaka Klobucar
Michael Thompson
Deividas Dulkys
Mert Cevik

Forwards:
Ilkan Karaman
Stefan Bircevic
Ugur Dokuyan
Ivan Buva

Centers:
Eric Buckner
Ayberk Olmaz

Coach: Ertugrul Erdogan

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Virtus Bologna to add Slaughter to their roster, ex Darussafaka - by Eurobasket News

Virtus Segafredo Bologna (Serie A) set to announce 32-year old American power forward Marcus Slaughter (204-107kg-85, college: San Diego State). He has played for the last two seasons at Darussafaka in Turkish BSL league, but left. In two games he had 8.5ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.0apg and 2.0spg last season. Slaughter also played 13 games in Euroleague where he recorded 3.2ppg and 2.6rpg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals.
In 2006 Slaughter was drafted by Yakama Sun Kings (CBA) in fourth round (41st overall).
He attended San Diego State and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Slaughter's team made it to the Turkish Cup final in 2016. He was selected to German Bundesliga All-Star Game back in 2012.
Slaughter is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in France (Gravelines Dunkerque, Sluc Nancy and STB Le Havre), Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem), Spain (Real Madrid and Blancos de Rueda), NBA (Miami Heat) and Germany (Brose Baskets and Eisbaeren Bremerhaven).
On Slaughter: A powerful player, has a big body but he's very quick inside. He's a great slasher and rebounder, can score even face-to-the basket.

Virtus Segafredo Bologna roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pietro Aradori
Oliver Lafayette

Forward:
Olaseni Lawal

Centers:
Marcus Slaughter
Kenny Lawson

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Politekhnik inks Shai Fields - by Andy Dziuba

Avantazh-Politekhnik Kharkov signed 24 years old American guard Shai Fields (196-G-93, college: Huston-Tillotson, agency: Haylett Sports) for upcoming season.

Fields graduated from Huston-Tillotson college (NAIA) in 2016. He played there for two years. Last season (2015-16) he averaged 27,2 ppg, 4,7 rpg, 1,7 apg and 1,7 spg in 24 games. Fields was voted to All-RRAC 1st Team and All-NAIA D1 Honorable Mention. Also in 2016 he played one game at Eurobasket Summer League in Las Vegas for Team Oklahoma City.



Croatia wins Opatija home tournament - by Eurobasket News

Croatia - Ukraine 79:74

Croatia won Opatija home tournament beating Ukraine 79-74. Both teams stayed close to each other, Croatia won the first period 18-17, but then Ukraine replied with a 22-16 run. The third period was decisive in the game as Croatia needed a 24-15 surge to seal the win.
Ivan Buva (208-F/C-91) top-scored for the winners with 17 points, while Dario Saric (207-PF-94, agency: BeoBasket) netted 16. Dominik Mavra (195-G-94, agency: AproK Sports Group) scored 11 and Filip Kruslin as well as Dragan Bender (213-PF-97) posted 7 apiece. Artem Pustovyi (218-C-92, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) replied with 18 points in the losing effort and Volodymyr Koniev (203-F-89) had 11.



BIPA tabs Tanksley Efianayi - by Andy Dziuba

Bipa Basket Odessa strengthened their roster with addition of 23 years old American swingman Tanksley Efianayi (198-G/F-94, agency: AproK Sports Group) for upcoming season.

This year Efianayi graduated from University of Central Florida (NCAA). Recent season he averaged 8,2 ppg, 3,5 rpg and 1,3 apg in 34 games.

Last season Efianayi played in AAC Tournament Semifinals. Also he reached NIT Final Four.



Politekhnik lands Brandon Peters - by Andy Dziuba

Avantazh-Politekhnik Kharkov signed 26 years old American guard Brandon Peters (188-G, college: Talladega, agency: Haylett Sports) for upcoming season.

Last season Peters played at Georgian Superleague for Mgzavrebi-Armia Tbilisi. He averaged 11,3 ppg, 4,8 rpg, 3,3 apg and 2,3 spg in 6 games.

Peters graduated from Talladega college (NAIA) in 2015. He played in NAIA D1 Final Four and was voted to All-NAIA D1 1st Team. Also Peters participated in NABC-NAIA All-Star Game.



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Leicester Riders tab Thomas De Thaey, ex Aalstar - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders (BBL) inked 26-year old Belgian forward Thomas De Thaey (203-111kg-91, college: North Carolina State, agency: Octagon Europe). He played most recently at Crelan Okapi Aalstar in Belgian Euromillions League. In 35 games he recorded 5.9ppg and 3.8rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season De Thaey played at Leuven Bears (Scooore League) in Belgium where in 30 games he averaged 11.4ppg and 6.6rpg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B 2nd Team award back in 2010 at his college time.
De Thaey represented Belgium at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia) six years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 8 games: 9.9ppg, 7.0rpg, FGP: 46.7%, 3PT: 29.6%, FT: 81.3%.
De Thaey has played previously professionally also in Spain (Canarias Basketball Academy) and Belgium (Antwerp Giants, Oostende and Kangoeroes).
He attended North Carolina State until 2013 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
De Thaey's game is described as: Thomas is an extremly strong player who fights for every rebound. He is more SF/PF than classic PF or Center but he can play back to the basket as well he can shoot from the mid/long range. He can play defense against bigger players thanks to his strength and he can stop smaller SF thanks to his speed. Great player with a lot of skills and role modes. Can finnish above the rim. He is very good in transition - runs the floor very well. Great teammate to have!.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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London Lions add Lanegger to their roster - by Eurobasket News

London Lions (BBL) added to their roster 27-year old Austrian international point guard Moritz Lanegger (190-90). He played last season at Team FOG Naestved in Danish Ligaen. In 23 games he recorded 7.2ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.0apg and 1.4spg. Lanegger helped them to win the cup. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Danish Ligaen Honorable Mention. He also played that season for Manchester Giants where in 6 BBL games he averaged 10.8ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.0apg and 1.2spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Lanegger's team won Austrian Supercup for two years in a row (2013 and 2014).
He has been also a member of Austrian international program for some years. Lanegger has regularly played for Austrian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010.
He also represented Austria at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 2.8ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.7apg.
Lanegger has played also professionally for other Austrian teams like Dukes, UBSC Graz, Kapfenberg Bulls and Gussing Knights.

London Lions roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Moritz Lanegger
John Isenbarger

Forwards:
Joe Ikhinmwin
Demonte Flannigan

Coach: Mariusz Karol

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Elias Desport (ex Sanjoanense) is a newcomer at Scorchers - by Eurobasket News

Surrey Scorchers (BBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American (has also Swedish passport) forward Elias Desport (203-104kg-92, college: St.Peter's). He played most recently at Sanjoanense in Portuguese Proliga. In 13 games he recorded 13.2ppg, 10.9rpg (leader !!!), 1.3apg and 1.5spg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese Proliga Honorable Mention and All-Newcomers Team. Desport also played that season for AIK Basket Solna in Swedish Basketettan. But in three games he averaged just 1.0ppg and 2.3rpg.
Desport's team made it to the MAAC Tournament Semifinals in 2015.
He represented Sweden at the European Championships U18 in Vilnius (Lithuania) seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 2.9ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.1apg.
Desport has played also professionally for other Swedish teams like KFUM Blackeberg and Taby Basket.
He attended St. Peter's College until 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cambados tab Will Saunders - by Eurobasket News

Xuven Cambados (LEB Silver) inked 26-year old British international forward Will Saunders (201-86kg-91, college: Charleston Southern). He played most recently at CSU Sibiu in Romanian Liga Nationala, but left. In only one game he had 5 points, 3 rebounds and 1 steal last season.
The previous (15-16) season Saunders played at Angelico Biella in Italian Serie A where in 7 games he averaged 7.4ppg and 5.0rpg. He also played that season for Novipiu Casale (Serie A) in Italy. In 20 games he recorded 6.7ppg and 4.1rpg. Saunders also spent pre-season at Alba (A Division) in Hungarian league that year.
Among other achievements he won NJCAA D1 championship title in 2013. Saunders received also All-Big South Conference 2nd Team award in 2015 at his college time.
Saunders has been also a member of British international program for some years. He has regularly played for British senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2011.
Saunders represented United Kingdom at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 1.3ppg, 2.0rpg.
Saunders graduated from Charleston Southern in 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

Xuven Cambados roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Otar Pkhakadze

Forwards:
Yago Estevez
Will Saunders

Center:
Carlos Poyatos

Coach: Chiqui Barros

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Dean Wanliss signs at Leeds Force - by Eurobasket News

Leeds Force (BBL) landed 28-year old forward Dean Wanliss (196-89, college: Iowa Central CC) from Manchester Giants. In 23 BBL games he averaged just 2.4ppg and 1.4rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Wanliss played at Crusaders (EBL) where in 24 games he had 7.0ppg.
He has played previously for two other teams: Leicester Riders and Riders.
Wanliss attended Iowa Central Community College until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

Leeds Force roster for 2017-2018:

Olu Babalola
Ingus Bankevics
Samuel Toluwase
Alhaji Fullah
Aidan Appleyard
Eric Childress
Tavarion Nix
Dean Wanliss
Jordan Cook
Issac Mourier
Antonio Deogratias

Coach: Mika Turunen

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  URUGUAY  


Uruguay defeated Argentina 87-78 - by Hector Lopez

Esteban Batista (208-C/F-83, agency: Duran International) scored 28 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, leading Uruguay to beat Argentina 87-78, as both NT are training to play the AmeriCup at the end of this month. It was the second game for both teams after Argentina beat Uruguay 105-.96 in the first one. Also for the winner, Bruno Fitipaldo (183-PG-91, agency: Pro Sports) added 23 points, with 5/7 from the three points line and Jayson Granger (189-G-89) scored 16 points and added 9 assists. For Argentina Nicolas Laprovittola (193-PG-90) scored 17 points, Gabriel Deck (199-F-95) added 14 points and grabbed 7rebounds and Javier Sainz finished with 11 points. Both NT will be playing next week in Salta (Argentina) another training tournament with Brazil and Colombia.


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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE  


Pichkurov re-signs at Enisey - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarsk (VTB) confirmed in their roster 27-year old guard Vladimir Pichkurov (193-82kg-90, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 12 FIBA Europe Cup games he had 6.3ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.2apg last season. Pichkurov helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 23 games in VTB United League where he recorded 4.4ppg and 1.2apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Pichkurov's team won Russian Superleague Regular Season in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Russian Superleague 1st Team in 2015.
Pichkurov represented Russia at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
He has played previously for five other teams: Ryazan, BC Khimki Moscow Region 2nd team, Lobnya Moscow Region, Krasny Oktyabr and Samara SGEU.

Enisey Krasnoyarsk roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vasili Zavoruev
Zabian Dowdell
Vladimir Pichkurov
Vitali Liutych
Denis Zakharov
Artem Komissarov
Tekele Cotton

Forwards:
Aleksandr Pavlov
Suleiman Braimoh
Gleb Goldyrev
Igor Kanygin

Center:
Octavius Ellis

Coach: Oleg Okulov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Women News


Angola end preparation programme with win - by Eurobasket News

After a 67-61 win last Saturday, the Angolan senior females National Basketball Team last Sunday beat the Mixed Team of Luanda by 72-60, in their last preparation game ahead of the participation in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afrobasket2017). The continental competition will happen on 18-27 August in Bamako, Mali. The national squad, who are to travel this Monday to Mali, put up a slow game and allowed the opponents to dominate the first half of the game, losing it by 34-28. The national squad, coached by Jaime Covilha , only started to improve their performance in the last few minutes of the third quarter, which ended with the national team ahead of the score (43-50). In the last quarter, the national team stepped up the speed and made it difficult for the opponents to keep up, thus managing to remain ahead of the score of the rest of the game, which finished 72-60. In Afrobasket2017 Angola are in group A, with Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Tunisia and Mali. Group B is made up by Senegal (title holders), Nigeria, Egypt, Guinea, DR Congo and Mozambique.
Courtesy of: angop.ao



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  AUSTRALIA  


Ashli Payne (ex Gold Coast R.) agreed terms with GDESSA/Barreiro - by Eurobasket News

GDESSA/Barreiro (Liga Feminina) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old American forward Ashli Payne (183-95, college: E.Washington, agency: Gamble Sports Management). She played in the summer at Gold Coast Rollers in Australian QBL. In 9 games she recorded very impressive stats: 16.4ppg, 9.4rpg, 2.0apg and 1.9spg.
Payne just graduated from Eastern Washington University and it will be her first season in pro basketball. Her team made it to the Big Sky Conference Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2016 and 2017).

GDESSA/Barreiro roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Joana Bernardeco

Forwards:
Emilia Ferreira
Emilia Dabo
Ashli Payne

Coach: Joao Cardoso

By Eurobasket Data Center

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H.R. Le-Zion tabs Tori Jarosz, ex Ringwood H. - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Rishon Le-Zion (D1) inked 25-year old American forward Tori Jarosz (190-92, college: Marist, agency: Gamble Sports Management). She played in the summer at Ringwood Hawks in Australian Big V. Jarosz managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). First she played at Hoptrans Sirenos Kaunas in Lithuanian LMKL where in 12 games she averaged 13.5ppg, 9.5rpg, 1.3apg, 1.8spg and 1.8bpg. Jarosz also played 6 games in Eurocup where she had 12.2ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.3apg, 1.2spg and 2.2bpg.
Her team made it to the MAAC Tournament Semifinals in 2016.
Jarosz has quite traveled the world as her pro career brought her to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Jarosz has played previously professionally in Puerto Rico (Gigantes), Malta (Qormi) and WNBA (Dallas Wings).
Worth to mention she played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped her to get the job in pro basketball.
She attended Marist College until 2016 and it will be her second season in pro basketball.

Hapoel Rishon Le-Zion roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Adi_Rachel Lux
Michal Assaf

Forwards:
Tori Jarosz
Eden Porat
Hadar Hadad

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Manly Warringah Sea Eagles conquer Waratah title - by Eurobasket News

Manly Warringah - North Bears 58:56

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles are 2017 Waratah champions. They prevailed against North Bears in the title clash. Belinda Snell (180-SF-81) tallied 18 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the winners. She was trumped the MVP after the Final.
Manly Warringah eked out an 18:17 lead ten minutes into the game. They boosted the gap at 4-point mark at the interval 34:30. North Bears though narrowed the deficit and eventually denied it in the third term. The teams entered the final period tied at 44. But the Sea Eagles held their opponents to just 12 points in the fourth quarter and snatched victory. Rebecca Duke (183-G/F-87) netted 12 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for the winners. Kallie Hovatter (175-G-89, college: Elon) answered with 15 points for North Bears. Kate Seebohm (170-G-91, college: California, PA) had 11 points in the loss.

Manly Warringah: Belinda Snell 18+10 boards, Rebecca Duke 12+15 boards
North Bears: Kallie Hovatter 15, Kate Seebohm 11



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  BOSNIA  


Marica Gajic is a newcomer at Mersin BSB - by Eurobasket News

Mersin Buyuksehir Belediye (KBSL) added to their roster 22-year old Bosnian international power forward Marica Gajic (187-95) from Girne Universitesi. In 20 KBSL games in Turkey she recorded 13.0ppg, 10.2rpg, 1.2apg and 1.0spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Cinkarna Celje in Slovenian SKL where in two games she averaged 15.0ppg, 11.5rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg. Gajic also played 4 games in WABA where she had very impressive stats: 20.5ppg, 15.3rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg.
Two years ago she was drafted by Washington Mystics (WNBA) in third round (32nd overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Gajic won Slovenian SKL championship title for four years in a row (between 2012 and 2015). She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-MZRKL Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-MZRKL Center of the Year in 2014 and 2015.
She is a dual citizen owning also Bosnia and Herzegovina passport.
Gajic has been also a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina international program for some years. She has regularly played for Bosnia and Herzegovina senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2014 and 2015.
Gajic also represented Bosnia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 13.5ppg, Reb-1 (13.0rpg), FGP: 46.2%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 64.3%.
Gajic has played also professionally for other Bosnia and Herzegovina teams like Banovici and Bosnia and Herzegovina Women U16 Nat.T..
The scouts decsribe her following way: A promising inside player who excels at grabbing rebounds at both sides of the court.

Mersin Buyuksehir Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

Tugba Tasci
Deniz Colakoglu
Tugba Oral
Gulsah Gumusay
Sasa Cadjo
Marica Gajic
Betul Erkoyuncu
Gizem Kumandanoglu
Irem Kanberoglu

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CROATIA  


CCC Polkowice inks Antonija Sandric - by Eurobasket News

CCC Polkowice (BLK) agreed terms with 29-year old Croatian international forward Antonija Sandric (181-88, agency: 1x1 Sports). She played last season at Gernika Kirol Elkartea Saskibaloia in Spanish LFB league, but left. In 15 games she had 10.3ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg. Sandric also played that season for Canik Belediyesi Samsun in Turkish league where in 8 Eurocup games she recorded 7.8ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.8apg and 2.1spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others her team made it to the French Cup Final Four in 2014. Sandric was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Croatian League 1st Team back in 2013.
She has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. Sandric has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2009 and previously for U18 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
She also represented Croatia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 6.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.2apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 36.7%, 3PT: 13.3%, FT: 76.9%.
Sandric has played previously professionally in Croatia (Sibenik and Vidici) and France (Toulouse).

CCC Polkowice roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Weronika Gajda
Elina Babkina
Magdalena Idziorek
Angelika Stankiewicz

Forwards:
Antonija Sandric
Ewelina Gala
Artemis Spanou

Center:
Magdalena Leciejewska

Coach: Georgios Dikeoulakos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CYPRUS  


Stefani Nikola agreed terms with Keravnos - by Chris Mammides

Keravnos Strovolou (Division A) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old power forward Stefani Nikola (181-89). The last two season she was a player of Apollon Limassol, while the period before and for nearly ten seasons (5-15) she played at Ydra Asfalistiki ENAD Nicosia in Cypriot Division A.
Among other achievements her team made it to the Cyprus Cup Final Four in 2006 and 2013. Nikola received also Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Honorable Mention award back in 2013 and 2014.
She is a very experienced player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  DENMARK  


Stevnsgade signs Katrine Fjaerestad, ex Gimle Pride - by Eurobasket News

Stevnsgade BBK (Dameligaen) signed 27-year old Norwegian international forward Katrine Fjaerestad (175-90). She has played for the last three seasons at Gimle Pride in Norwegian Kvinneligaen. In 18 games she had 6.3ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.5apg and 1.9spg in 2015-16 season. Fjaerestad helped them to make it to the semifinals.
She won Czech Republic D2 championship title in 2011.
Fjaerestad was also a member of Norwegian international program for some years. She played for Norwegian Senior National Team between 2010 and 2011 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2008.
Fjaerestad also represented Norway at the Qualifications to European Championships Division B 2011 seven years ago. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 1.5ppg, 2.0rpg.
Fjaerestad has played also professionally in Czech Republic (BLK Praha).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stevnsgade adds Kaid to their roster, ex Szolnok - by Eurobasket News

Stevnsgade BBK (Dameligaen) added to their roster 20-year old Hungarian point guard Aisha Kaid (169-97). She has played for the last three seasons at Szolnoki MAV SE in Hungarian B Division.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stevnsgade signs Emilie Hesseldal - by Eurobasket News

Stevnsgade BBK (Dameligaen) signed 27-year old Danish forward Emilie Hesseldal (185-90). She has only college experience so far playing last time for Colorado State University (NCAA). Hesseldal has played there for the last three years. In 9 games she had just 2.3ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.4apg in 2015-16 season. She helped them to win MWC Tournament and end the regular season at the top position.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Hesseldal was voted Eurobasket.com Danish League All-Domestic Players Team back in 2011 at her college time.
Hesseldal represented Denmark at the European Championships U18 Division B in Skopje (FYR Macedonia) nine years ago.
She has played previously for Horsholm and Aabyhoj.
As mentioned above Hesseldal is just out of the college and it will be her second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROCUP  


Enisey keeps Kiseleva for another season - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarski kraj (PBL) re-signed 32-year old naturalized Uzbekistani center Julia Kiseleva (200-115kg-85). She played there last season. In 18 PBL games she averaged 8.0ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.2apg, 1.3spg and 1.3bpg. Kiseleva helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Russian PBL Honorable Mention. Kiseleva also played 1 game in Eurocup where she had 9 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 2 blocks. Kiseleva also spent pre-season at Dynamo Moscow that year. She can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Russian PBL Honorable Mention.
She has played previously for four other teams: Dynamo Novosibirsk Region, Spartak Vidnoye, Vologda Chevakata and Spartak Noginsk.

Enisey Krasnoyarski kraj roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Marina Riavkina

Forwards:
Natalya Dorovskikh
Whitney Bays
Viktoriya Edomakha

Centers:
Julia Kiseleva
Laura Svaryte

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Laura Svaryte (ex Suduva) joins Enisey - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarski kraj (PBL) agreed terms with 25-year old Lithuanian international power forward Laura Svaryte (190-92). She has played for the last two seasons at Suduva in Lithuanian LMKL. In 30 games she had very impressive stats: 17.6ppg, 11.3rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg last season. Svaryte helped them to win the LMKL title and the cup. Quite impressive season as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LMKL Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and named to 1st Team. She also played 13 games in Baltic League where she was third best scorer with remarkable 18.1ppg and averaged 11.6rpg (leader !!!) and 2.4apg. Svaryte was voted Eurobasket.com All-BWBL Player of the Year in 2017.
She has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. Svaryte has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
She also represented Lithuania at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year.
Svaryte has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Aistes-LSU-Paradis Kaunas and Siauliai-Universitetas.

Enisey Krasnoyarski kraj roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Marina Riavkina

Forwards:
Natalya Dorovskikh
Whitney Bays
Viktoriya Edomakha

Center:
Laura Svaryte

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROLEAGUE  


CCC Polkowice inks Antonija Sandric - by Eurobasket News

CCC Polkowice (BLK) agreed terms with 29-year old Croatian international forward Antonija Sandric (181-88, agency: 1x1 Sports). She played last season at Gernika Kirol Elkartea Saskibaloia in Spanish LFB league, but left. In 15 games she had 10.3ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg. Sandric also played that season for Canik Belediyesi Samsun in Turkish league where in 8 Eurocup games she recorded 7.8ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.8apg and 2.1spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others her team made it to the French Cup Final Four in 2014. Sandric was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Croatian League 1st Team back in 2013.
She has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. Sandric has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2009 and previously for U18 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
She also represented Croatia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 6.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.2apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 36.7%, 3PT: 13.3%, FT: 76.9%.
Sandric has played previously professionally in Croatia (Sibenik and Vidici) and France (Toulouse).

CCC Polkowice roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Weronika Gajda
Elina Babkina
Magdalena Idziorek
Angelika Stankiewicz

Forwards:
Antonija Sandric
Ewelina Gala
Artemis Spanou

Center:
Magdalena Leciejewska

Coach: Georgios Dikeoulakos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U18  

Div.B Stats Leaders - by Greg

Points Per Game
 Gergana IVANOVA
  (176-PG-99)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Ivanova, BUL20.3 
 2. Otkhmezuri, GEO19.6 
 3. Sabally, GER17.3 
 4. Benonysdotti., ISL16.6 
 5. Geiselsoeder, GER16.4 
 6. Lahtinen, FIN15.0 
 7. Margot, SUI14.8 
 8. Gegeshidze, GEO14.5 
 9. Tirosh, ISR14.5 
 10. Melia, IRL14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nyara SABALLY
  (185-C-0)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Sabally, GER12.8 
 2. Dolinta, MDA12.1 
 3. Geiselsoeder, GER10.1 
 4. Hodge-Carr, ISL9.4 
 5. Melia, IRL8.8 
 6. Lutje, NED8.6 
 7. Jordao, POR8.5 
 8. Parau, ROM8.5 
 9. Malashko, BLR8.4 
 10. Huijsdens, IRL8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Claire MELIA
  (185-C-99)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Melia, IRL4.9 
 2. Lozzi, ENG4.6 
 3. Hodge-Carr, ISL4.1 
 4. Lahtinen, FIN4.0 
 5. Saar, ISR4.0 
 6. van-Vlijmen, NED3.9 
 7. Schinkel, GER3.7 
 8. Bejedi, FIN3.6 
 9. Miranda-M., SUI3.6 
 10. Teder, EST3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Daniela LOZZI
  (178-G-99)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Lozzi, ENG5.1 
 2. Hodge-Carr, ISL4.1 
 3. Tirosh, ISR3.1 
 4. Mitreva, MKD3.0 
 5. Todorova, BUL2.9 
 6. Winterburn, ENG2.9 
 7. Saar, ISR2.8 
 8. Toska, ALB2.7 
 9. Lahtinen, FIN2.7 
 10. Malashko, BLR2.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Veronika LIUBINETS
  (188-C-99)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Liubinets, UKR2.1 
 2. Jordao, POR2.0 
 3. Sabally, GER1.7 
 4. Malashko, BLR1.6 
 5. Virjoghe, ROM1.6 
 6. Vasilevko, BLR1.4 
 7. Price, ENG1.3 
 8. Benonysdotti., ISL1.3 
 9. Serafimovska, MKD1.0 
 10. Sill, AUT1.0 


Division B. Germany clinch title in Dublin - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
Ireland - Germany 43-67
Germany celebrated Division B title. They stormed past hosting Ireland in the title clash in Dublin. Nyara Sabally (185-C-00) and Jessika Schiffer (172-G-00) delivered 15 points each for the champions. Germany accumulated a 41:26 halftime lead. They used a 19:9 run in the third term to clear off for good. Luisa Geiselsoeder (189-F-00) delivered 14 points and 16 boards in the victory. Claire Melia (185-C-99) accounted for 9 points for Ireland.
3-4 Place
Poland - United Kingdom 64-50
Poland clinched the Division A qualification. They overcame Great Britain for the third position in Division B. Julia Nielacna (182-F/C-99) scored 18 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to lead the winners. Poland established a 31:23 halftime lead. They went on a 22:12 run in the third term to run away to an unassailable lead. Karolina Matkowska (170-PG-99) provided 9 points in the win. Charlotte Ellmore (175-PG-00) netted 11 points for Great Britain.

5-6 Place
Belarus - Portugal 68-78
Portugal claimed the fifth place in Dublin as they rolled past Belarus. Maryam Chermiti (184-PF-99) notched 17 points in the victory. Portugal accounted for a 41:35 halftime advantage. They went on a 22:16 rally in the third term to clear off for good. Luana Serranho (164-PG-99) netted 16 points in the victory. Arina Masko (175-G/F-99) topscored with 24 points and 9 boards for Belarus.

7-8 Place
Israel - Romania 69-67
Israel topped Romania to finish 7th. Offir Kesten came up with 16 points and 8 boards for the winners. Romania enjoyed a 35:29 halftime lead. But Israel turned things around in the second half. They went on a 19:13 run in the fourth term to ice the victory. Shir Tirosh (165-PG-99) had 15 points for the winning side. Maria Ferariu (178-F-00) and Nicoleta Ghita (186-C-00) answered with 12 points each for Romania.

9-10 Place
Bulgaria - Finland 91-74
Bulgaria held off Finland to earn the 9th position at the championship. Gergana Ivanova (176-PG-99) came up with 30 points to lead the charge. Bulgaria accumulated a 44:32 halftime advantage. They sank 47 points in the second half to march to the win. Katrin Stoichkova (182-F/C-99) netted 15 points in the victory. Sara Bejedi (160-G-00) had 22 points for Finland.
11-12 Place
Slovakia - Holland 50-77
Netherlands earned the 11th position at the tournament as they beat Slovakia. Evelien Lutje (183-PF-00) scored 26 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to pace the winners. Netherlands recorded a 32:30 halftime lead. The Dutch team followed with a 45:20 second half run to seal the victory. Noelle Droste (177-SF-99) had 15 points in the win. Sona Svetlikova (184-C-99) answered with 12 points for Slovakia.

13-14 Place
Iceland - Ukraine 58-54
Iceland finished the tournament on a high note. They held off Ukraine to earn the 13th position. Birna Benonysdottir (189-C-00) delivered 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead the effort. Ukraine registered a 31:25 halftime lead. But Iceland used a 19:12 run in the third term to spur ahead. They held Ukraine to just 11 points in the fourth stanza and rolled to the victory. Thoranna Hodge-Carr (172-G-99) and Ragnheidur Einarsdottir (185-C-99) delivered 12 points each for the winners. Veronika Liubinets (188-C-99) scored 14 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for Ukraine.

15-16 Place
Norway - Austria 48-39
Norway beat Austria for the 15th place finish in Dublin. Astrid Doennem (180-PF-99) stepped up with 14 points and 8 caroms for the Scandinavian team. Norway recorded a 12:2 lead ten minutes into the game. They went on a 19:8 run in the third term to clear off for good. Maren Mildestvedt (170-G-00) had 11 points in the victory. Anja Knoflach (178-SF-00) had 14 points for Austria.

17-18 Place
Luxembourg - Estonia 69-73
Estonia outscored Luxembourg in the final game at the tournament. Sandra Reinvald (180-SF-99) scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for the winners. Luxembourg recorded a 38:29 halftime lead. But Estonia turned things around in the second half and raced to the win. Johanna-Eliise Teder (166-G-00) netted 17 points for the winners. Anne Simon (172-G-00) answered with 19 points for Luxembourg.

19-20 Place
Switzerland - Georgia 66-52
Switzerland ended up in the 19th position following a comfortable win over Georgia. Laura Margot had 25 points in the victory. Switzerland accumulated a 33:22 halftime advantage. They extended the margin at 24-point mark heading into the fourth frame. Georgia sank 25 points in the final period but could not avoid the loss. Marta Augugliano had 14 points for the winners. Natalia Otkhmezuri (175-G/F-00) banked in 17 points for Georgia.

21-22 Place
FYR Macedonia - Albania 88-58
FYR Macedonia cruised past Albania in the final game in Dublin. Anamarija Shekjeroska (179-F-00) stepped up with 18 points, 16 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals for the winners. FYR Macedonia piled up a 37:22 halftime advantage. They sank 51 points in the second half to coast to the win. Sara Spirovska (175-G/F-99) and Snezana Serafimovska had 15 points each in the victory. Dajana Baraj (160-PG-99) and Sibora Kelleci chipped in 15 points apiece for Albania.



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  FIBA AMERICUP  


Canada claim Gold in Buenos Aires - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
Argentina - Canada 65-67
Canada are FIBA AmeriCup winners. They beat Argentina in the Final in Buenos Aires. Kia Nurse (183-G-96) came up with 12 points for the champions. Argentina stayed in front throughout the first half. The hosts posted a 34:27 halftime lead. Canada however stepped on the gas in the third term. They unleashed 29 points in the period to ensure a 9-point lead. Argentina cut the distance in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the loss. Miranda Ayim (191-F/C-88, college: Pepperdine) and Miah-Marie Langlois (173-PG-91, agency: LBM Management) netted 10 points each for Canada. Melisa Gretter (161-PG-93, agency: ProDep Management) accounted for 23 points for Argentina.
3-4 Place
Puerto Rico - Brazil 75-68
Puerto Rico clinched Bronze medals in Buenos Aires. They defeated Brazil in the consolation final. Ali Gibson (180-G/F-93, college: Oregon St.) posted 19 points to lead the winners. Brazil and Puerto Rico were tied at 30 at the interval. Puerto Rico eked out a 2-point lead heading into the fourth frame. They sank 25 points in the final term to ice the win. Michelle Gonzalez (167-PG-89, college: FIU) had 16 points for the winners. Kelly Santos (192-C-79, agency: Interperformances) responded with 20 points and 9 boards for Brazil.



Latinbasket.com All-FIBA AmeriCup Awards 2017 - by Greg

Latinbasket.com All-FIBA AmeriCup 1st Team 2017
Melisa Gretter
Gretter
Nirra Fields
Fields
Ali Gibson
Gibson
Paola Ferrari
Ferrari
Miranda Ayim
Ayim

Best Player: Nirra Fields (175-G-93) of Canada
Best Guard: Nirra Fields (175-G-93) of Canada
Best Forward: Paola Ferrari (178-G/F-85) of Paraguay
Best Center: Miranda Ayim (191-F/C-88) of Canada

1st Team
PG: Melisa Gretter (161-PG-93) of Argentina
G: Nirra Fields (175-G-93) of Canada
G/F: Ali Gibson (180-G/F-93) of Puerto Rico
G/F: Paola Ferrari (178-G/F-85) of Paraguay
F/C: Miranda Ayim (191-F/C-88) of Canada

2nd Team
G: Maria Caraves (169-G-92) of Paraguay
G: Imani Tate (5'8''-G-95) of US Virgin Islands
G/F: Natalie Day (182-G/F-90) of US Virgin Islands
F: Raphaella Monteiro (181-F-95) of Brazil
F/C: Agostina Burani (184-F/C-91) of Argentina

Honorable Mention
Jenifer Munoz (170-G-91) of Colombia
Mabel Martinez (180-F-86) of Colombia
Anisleidys Galindo (181-SG-89) of Cuba
Ineidis Casanova (165-PG-88) of Cuba
Jacqueline Luna-Castro (188-F-93) of Mexico
Laura Nunez (187-C/F-93) of Mexico
Daniela Wallen (180-F-95) of Venezuela



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  FYR MACEDONIA  


Nena Trajchevska (ex Badel) agreed terms with Bor - by Eurobasket News

ZKK Bor inked 23-year old FYR Macedonian international swingman Nena Trajchevska (182-94, agency: BeoBasket). She has played for the last six years at Badel in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga. In two WABA games she recorded 12.0ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.0apg and 1.5spg last season. Trajchevska won FYR Macedonian League championship title for four years in a row (between 2014 and 2017).
She has been also a member of FYR Macedonian international program for some years. Trajchevska has regularly played for FYR Macedonian senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2013.
She also represented FYR Macedonia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 3.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.3spg.
Trajchevska has played also professionally in FYR Macedonia for Klubski Junior.

ZKK Bor roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sanela Suturovic
Kentra Washington
Jelena Jozic

Forward:
Nena Trajchevska

Center:
Vida Emesa

Coach: Dejan Aleksic

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U 18: Macedonian team takes 21st place at the FIBA Women's EC - by Natasha Kostovska

The European basketball championship under 18, Division B in Dublin,Ireland just ended for the Macedonian team as they finished as 21st at the championship. The players of Aneta Gligorova were in group D (Division B) consisting of Ireland, Ukraine, Great Britain, Slovak Republic and Moldova.

First match:

Ireland - MKD (89-43) : Top performers

Claire Melia (185-C-99)
Points 12
Rebounds 12
Assists 5
Steals 2
Blocks 1
Efficiency +26

Anamarija Shekjeroska (179-F-00)
Points 9
Rebounds 10
Assists 1
Steals 2
Blocks 0
Efficiency +11
Second match:

MKD - Ukraine (48-77) : Top performers

Iskra Andonova (174-G/F-99)

Points 14
Rebounds 3
Assists1
Steals 2
Blocks 0
Efficiency +7

Oksana Fastova (173-G/F-99)

Points 12
Rebounds 10
Assists 3
Steals 2
Blocks 0
Efficiency+18

Third match:

MKD - Great Britain (46-81) : Top performers

Anamarija Shekjeroska

Points 12
Rebounds 4
Assists 2
Steals 3
Blocks 0
Efficiency +9

Maria Lozzi

Points 5
Rebounds 8
Assists 9
Steals 6
Blocks 0
Efficiency+20

Fourth match:

MKD - Slovak Republic (41-76) : Top performers

Anamarija Shekjeroska

Points7
Rebounds 12
Assists0
Steals1
Blocks0
Efficiency+14

Sona Svetlikova (184-C-99)

Points 22
Rebounds 6
Assists 1
Steals 0
Blocks 0
Efficiency+16

Fifth match:

MKD - Moldova (124- 47) : Top performers

Sara Spirovska (175-G/F-99)

Points21
Rebounds 7
Assists 7
Steals 3
Blocks 0
Efficiency +30

Veronica Dolinta (165-G-99)

Points 12
Rebounds 17
Assists 3
Steals 2
Blocks 0
Efficiency+9




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  GERMANY  


Bra'Shey Ali (ex Krofdorf/Gleib.) joins Kraljevo - by Darko Pekic

ZKK Kraljevo (1 ZLS) added to their roster 24-year old American forward Bra'Shey Ali (185-93, college: Thomas, agency: PEPI SPORT). She played most recently at TSV Krofdorf/Gleiberg Giessen in German 2.Bundesliga but missed most part of the season due to a shoulder injury. In three games she had 5.0ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.7spg last season.
She played in the final of Big East Tournament in 2015. The US forward averaged that season 9.5ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.1spg, 1.4bpg. In 2014 she was leading the Big East in rebounds (10.8rpg).
Ali graduated from Thomas in 2016 and was also voted NAIA D2 All-America Honorable Mention in 2016 at her college time. It will be her second season as a professional player.

ZKK Kraljevo roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Tamara Bajic

Forwards:
Tatjana Zivanovic
Dragana Nikolic
Bra'Shey Ali

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  HUNGARY  


Stevnsgade adds Kaid to their roster, ex Szolnok - by Eurobasket News

Stevnsgade BBK (Dameligaen) added to their roster 20-year old Hungarian point guard Aisha Kaid (169-97). She has played for the last three seasons at Szolnoki MAV SE in Hungarian B Division.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ICELAND  


Hanna Thrainsdottir agreed terms with IR Reykjavik - by Eurobasket News

D1 newcomer IR Reykjavik inked 20-year old forward Hanna Thrainsdottir (181-97). She has played for the last four years at the junior team of Skallagrimur in the Dominos League.
Thrainsdottir won Icelandic D1 championship title in 2016.
She was a member of Icelandic U16 National Team in 2013.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ISRAEL  


H.R. Le-Zion tabs Tori Jarosz, ex Ringwood H. - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Rishon Le-Zion (D1) inked 25-year old American forward Tori Jarosz (190-92, college: Marist, agency: Gamble Sports Management). She played in the summer at Ringwood Hawks in Australian Big V. Jarosz managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). First she played at Hoptrans Sirenos Kaunas in Lithuanian LMKL where in 12 games she averaged 13.5ppg, 9.5rpg, 1.3apg, 1.8spg and 1.8bpg. Jarosz also played 6 games in Eurocup where she had 12.2ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.3apg, 1.2spg and 2.2bpg.
Her team made it to the MAAC Tournament Semifinals in 2016.
Jarosz has quite traveled the world as her pro career brought her to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Jarosz has played previously professionally in Puerto Rico (Gigantes), Malta (Qormi) and WNBA (Dallas Wings).
Worth to mention she played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped her to get the job in pro basketball.
She attended Marist College until 2016 and it will be her second season in pro basketball.

Hapoel Rishon Le-Zion roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Adi_Rachel Lux
Michal Assaf

Forwards:
Tori Jarosz
Eden Porat
Hadar Hadad

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  ITALY  


Battipaglia keeps Trimboli for another season - by Eurobasket News

Treofan Battipaglia (Serie A1) re-signed 21-year old guard Stefania Trimboli (178-96). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 18 Serie A1 games she recorded 4.0ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.1spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Trimboli played at Carpedil Salerno where in four Serie A1 games she averaged 6.5ppg, 3.3rpg, 4.8apg and 3.3spg.
She represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Lanzarote (Spain) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 5 games: 6.4ppg, 1.4rpg, 1.6apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT-2 (70.0%), FT: 50.0%.
Trimboli has played previously for Trieste.

Treofan Battipaglia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Elisa Policari
Stefania Trimboli
Elena Vella

Forward:
Lea Miletic

Centers:
ShaQuanda Wiggins
Olbis_Futo Andre

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Battipaglia keeps Policari for another season - by Eurobasket News

Treofan Battipaglia (Serie A1) re-signed 20-year old swingman Elisa Policari (183-97). She played there last season. But in 17 Serie A1 games she recorded just 1.9ppg and 1.3rpg.
Policari represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Matosinhos (Portugal) this year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 6.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 30.0%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 75.0%.
Policari has played previously for Roma Athena.

Treofan Battipaglia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Elisa Policari
Elena Vella

Forward:
Lea Miletic

Centers:
ShaQuanda Wiggins
Olbis_Futo Andre

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Andre re-signs at Battipaglia - by Eurobasket News

Treofan Battipaglia (Serie A1) confirmed in their roster 19-year old international center Olbis Futo Andre (190-98). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 18 Serie A1 games she had 3.7ppg and 4.8rpg last season. Andre helped them to win the U20 title. A very impressive season as she was named to Italian U20 Championship 1st Team All-Star.
She has been also a member of Italian international program for some years. Andre was a member of both Senior and U19 National Teams this year and previously for U19 National Team in 2017.
She represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Matosinhos (Portugal) this year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 12.0ppg, Reb-1 (15.5rpg), 1.3spg, 1.3bpg, FGP: 45.6%, FT: 52.6%.

Treofan Battipaglia roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Elena Vella

Forward:
Lea Miletic

Centers:
ShaQuanda Wiggins
Olbis_Futo Andre

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Vella re-signs at Battipaglia - by Eurobasket News

Treofan Battipaglia (Serie A1) confirmed in their roster shooting guard Elena Vella (172). She played there last season. But in 16 Serie A1 games she recorded just 0.5ppg and 1.1rpg.
Vella represented Italy at the European Championships U16 in Udine (Italy) last year. Her team got to the Semifinals and her stats at that event were 6 games: 9.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.2apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 32.4%, 3PT-2 (50.0%), FT: 70.0%.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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  LITHUANIA  


Laura Svaryte (ex Suduva) joins Enisey - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarski kraj (PBL) agreed terms with 25-year old Lithuanian international power forward Laura Svaryte (190-92). She has played for the last two seasons at Suduva in Lithuanian LMKL. In 30 games she had very impressive stats: 17.6ppg, 11.3rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg last season. Svaryte helped them to win the LMKL title and the cup. Quite impressive season as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LMKL Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and named to 1st Team. She also played 13 games in Baltic League where she was third best scorer with remarkable 18.1ppg and averaged 11.6rpg (leader !!!) and 2.4apg. Svaryte was voted Eurobasket.com All-BWBL Player of the Year in 2017.
She has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. Svaryte has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
She also represented Lithuania at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year.
Svaryte has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Aistes-LSU-Paradis Kaunas and Siauliai-Universitetas.

Enisey Krasnoyarski kraj roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Marina Riavkina

Forwards:
Natalya Dorovskikh
Whitney Bays
Viktoriya Edomakha

Center:
Laura Svaryte

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Suduva inks Danielle McCray, ex Visby - by Eurobasket News

Suduva-Mantinga Marijampole (LMKL) agreed terms with 24-year old American forward Danielle McCray (185-93, college: Mississippi). She played last season at Visby Ladies in Swedish Damligan. In 27 games she had very impressive stats: 17.0ppg, 9.4rpg, 1.3apg and 1.1spg. A very spectacular season in her career as she was named to Eurobasket.com Swedish Damligan All-Imports Team and 3rd Team.
The previous (15-16) season McCray played at IF Air Europa in Spanish LF2. But in only one game she did not score anything and had only 3 rebounds.
McCray graduated from University of Mississippi in 2015 and it will be her third season as a professional player.

Suduva-Mantinga Marijampole roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rita Milieskiene
Stephanie Gardner

Forwards:
Neringa Skadaite
Danielle McCray
Lina Mikeleviciene

Center:
Justina Matuzonyte

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  NEW ZEALAND  


NZ Premiers run Cal Berkeley close - by Mike Lacey

The New Zealand Premier team performed with great distinction before going down 77-69 against University of California, Berkley Golden Bears at North Shore Events Centre on Sunday.

The Premier team was well served by the teenage trio of Sharne Pupuke-Robati (10 points/ 6 rebounds), Esra McGoldrick (9 points/ 6 rebounds) and Charlisse Ledger-Walker who led all scorers with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.

Cal forward Penina Davidson (190-F-95, college: California), a former Rangitoto College standout, was back on familiar territory at the NSEC and didn't disappoint family and former school mates in the 1,000 strong crowd. The Tall Fern put together a strong performance bagging 9 points, 8 rebounds and 2 steals in the game promoted by New Zealand International Basketball Tours.

The Bears, one of the top college teams in the USA, play in the prestigious Pac 12 Conference opened strongly forging a 22-13 opening quarter lead.

However the Premiers, with just two training sessions under their belts, made a strong run in the second quarter to close the half down 42-34 at half-time.

With Tall Fern Deena Franklin, Darcy Rose and Connie Poletti helping the Premiers gain parity on the boards the hosts closed to within a single point (61-60) with under six minutes to play.

Cal standouts Asha Thomas (12 points/ 6 assists) and Kristine Anigwe (15 points / 5 rebounds) steadied the Bears - an 8-2 run quashed the threat of an upset.

Premiers coach Lori McDaniel was delighted with the performance of her team. 'With just a couple of training sessions together prior to the game I thought the team performed remarkably well.

'Charlisse was outstanding but I thought all the young players acquitted themselves well. We had six players in the team that are still at school and they will have gained a lot of confidence from performing so well against such a high calibre team as Cal.

'The whole occasion was a terrific showcase for basketball in New Zealand and women's basketball in particular. Hats off to New Zealand International Basketball Tours for hosting an outstanding event.

NZ Premiers 69 - Leger-Walker 23, Pupuke-Robati 10, McGoldrick 9, Ruske 6, Franklin 6, Gray 5, Penese 4, Daysh 4, Poletti 2

California, Berkley 77 - Anigwe 15, Thomas 12, Cowling 10, Davidson 9

NZ Premier Team

Makayla Daysh (Tauranga City Coasters)
Deena Franklin (Harbour Breeze)
Hayley Gray (Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats)
Charlisse Leger-Walker (Waikato Wizards)
Luye Murphy (Capital Swish)
Esra McGoldrick (Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats)
Sariah Penese (Capital Swish)
Connie Poletti (Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats)
Sharne Pupuke-Robati (Auckland Lady Rangers)
Darcy Rose (Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats)
Nicole Ruske (Site Weld Otago Goldrush)
Sapphire Wairau (Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats)

Coaches - Jody Cameron and Lori McDaniel



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  NORWAY  


Stevnsgade signs Katrine Fjaerestad, ex Gimle Pride - by Eurobasket News

Stevnsgade BBK (Dameligaen) signed 27-year old Norwegian international forward Katrine Fjaerestad (175-90). She has played for the last three seasons at Gimle Pride in Norwegian Kvinneligaen. In 18 games she had 6.3ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.5apg and 1.9spg in 2015-16 season. Fjaerestad helped them to make it to the semifinals.
She won Czech Republic D2 championship title in 2011.
Fjaerestad was also a member of Norwegian international program for some years. She played for Norwegian Senior National Team between 2010 and 2011 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2008.
Fjaerestad also represented Norway at the Qualifications to European Championships Division B 2011 seven years ago. Her stats at that event were 2 games: 1.5ppg, 2.0rpg.
Fjaerestad has played also professionally in Czech Republic (BLK Praha).

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  POLAND  


CCC Polkowice inks Antonija Sandric - by Eurobasket News

CCC Polkowice (BLK) agreed terms with 29-year old Croatian international forward Antonija Sandric (181-88, agency: 1x1 Sports). She played last season at Gernika Kirol Elkartea Saskibaloia in Spanish LFB league, but left. In 15 games she had 10.3ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg. Sandric also played that season for Canik Belediyesi Samsun in Turkish league where in 8 Eurocup games she recorded 7.8ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.8apg and 2.1spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others her team made it to the French Cup Final Four in 2014. Sandric was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Croatian League 1st Team back in 2013.
She has been also a member of Croatian international program for some years. Sandric has regularly played for Croatian senior team since 2009 and previously for U18 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
She also represented Croatia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 6.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.2apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 36.7%, 3PT: 13.3%, FT: 76.9%.
Sandric has played previously professionally in Croatia (Sibenik and Vidici) and France (Toulouse).

CCC Polkowice roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Weronika Gajda
Elina Babkina
Magdalena Idziorek
Angelika Stankiewicz

Forwards:
Antonija Sandric
Ewelina Gala
Artemis Spanou

Center:
Magdalena Leciejewska

Coach: Georgios Dikeoulakos

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  PORTUGAL  


Ashli Payne (ex Gold Coast R.) agreed terms with GDESSA/Barreiro - by Eurobasket News

GDESSA/Barreiro (Liga Feminina) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old American forward Ashli Payne (183-95, college: E.Washington, agency: Gamble Sports Management). She played in the summer at Gold Coast Rollers in Australian QBL. In 9 games she recorded very impressive stats: 16.4ppg, 9.4rpg, 2.0apg and 1.9spg.
Payne just graduated from Eastern Washington University and it will be her first season in pro basketball. Her team made it to the Big Sky Conference Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2016 and 2017).

GDESSA/Barreiro roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Joana Bernardeco

Forwards:
Emilia Ferreira
Emilia Dabo
Ashli Payne

Coach: Joao Cardoso

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  PUERTO RICO  


Puerto Rico qualifies for 2018 Women's World Cup - by Luis Modestti


The Puerto Rican Women's National Team made history by winning the bronze medal and qualifying for the 2018 Women's World Cup by beating Brazil 75-68 in the third place game of the 2017 Women's AmeriCup.

Ali Gibson (180-G/F-93, college: Oregon St.) led the way with 19 points and made clutch shots to qualify Puerto Rico to their first World Cup.

In this tournament Puerto Rico also defeated Cuba for the first time in history by winning 70-67. Their record against Cuba now is 1-44.

Gibson averaged 13 points per game in the tournament and was followed by Michelle Gonzalez who netted 8.7 per contest.

This team was coached by Gerardo 'Jerry' Batista and his assistant was Danny Ortiz.

The 2018 FIBA Women's World Cup is going to be played in Spain from September 22 until September 30. America is also going to be represented by Argentina, Canada and Olympic Champion, USA.



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  RUSSIA  


Laura Svaryte (ex Suduva) joins Enisey - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarski kraj (PBL) agreed terms with 25-year old Lithuanian international power forward Laura Svaryte (190-92). She has played for the last two seasons at Suduva in Lithuanian LMKL. In 30 games she had very impressive stats: 17.6ppg, 11.3rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg last season. Svaryte helped them to win the LMKL title and the cup. Quite impressive season as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LMKL Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and named to 1st Team. She also played 13 games in Baltic League where she was third best scorer with remarkable 18.1ppg and averaged 11.6rpg (leader !!!) and 2.4apg. Svaryte was voted Eurobasket.com All-BWBL Player of the Year in 2017.
She has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. Svaryte has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
She also represented Lithuania at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year.
Svaryte has played also professionally for other Lithuanian teams like Aistes-LSU-Paradis Kaunas and Siauliai-Universitetas.

Enisey Krasnoyarski kraj roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Marina Riavkina

Forwards:
Natalya Dorovskikh
Whitney Bays
Viktoriya Edomakha

Center:
Laura Svaryte

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Enisey keeps Kiseleva for another season - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarski kraj (PBL) re-signed 32-year old naturalized Uzbekistani center Julia Kiseleva (200-115kg-85). She played there last season. In 18 PBL games she averaged 8.0ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.2apg, 1.3spg and 1.3bpg. Kiseleva helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Russian PBL Honorable Mention. Kiseleva also played 1 game in Eurocup where she had 9 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 2 blocks. Kiseleva also spent pre-season at Dynamo Moscow that year. She can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Russian PBL Honorable Mention.
She has played previously for four other teams: Dynamo Novosibirsk Region, Spartak Vidnoye, Vologda Chevakata and Spartak Noginsk.

Enisey Krasnoyarski kraj roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Marina Riavkina

Forwards:
Natalya Dorovskikh
Whitney Bays
Viktoriya Edomakha

Centers:
Julia Kiseleva
Laura Svaryte

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  SERBIA  


Nena Trajchevska (ex Badel) agreed terms with Bor - by Eurobasket News

ZKK Bor inked 23-year old FYR Macedonian international swingman Nena Trajchevska (182-94, agency: BeoBasket). She has played for the last six years at Badel in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga. In two WABA games she recorded 12.0ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.0apg and 1.5spg last season. Trajchevska won FYR Macedonian League championship title for four years in a row (between 2014 and 2017).
She has been also a member of FYR Macedonian international program for some years. Trajchevska has regularly played for FYR Macedonian senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2013.
She also represented FYR Macedonia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 3.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.3spg.
Trajchevska has played also professionally in FYR Macedonia for Klubski Junior.

ZKK Bor roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sanela Suturovic
Kentra Washington
Jelena Jozic

Forward:
Nena Trajchevska

Center:
Vida Emesa

Coach: Dejan Aleksic

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Bra'Shey Ali (ex Krofdorf/Gleib.) joins Kraljevo - by Darko Pekic

ZKK Kraljevo (1 ZLS) added to their roster 24-year old American forward Bra'Shey Ali (185-93, college: Thomas, agency: PEPI SPORT). She played most recently at TSV Krofdorf/Gleiberg Giessen in German 2.Bundesliga but missed most part of the season due to a shoulder injury. In three games she had 5.0ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.7spg last season.
She played in the final of Big East Tournament in 2015. The US forward averaged that season 9.5ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.1spg, 1.4bpg. In 2014 she was leading the Big East in rebounds (10.8rpg).
Ali graduated from Thomas in 2016 and was also voted NAIA D2 All-America Honorable Mention in 2016 at her college time. It will be her second season as a professional player.

ZKK Kraljevo roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Tamara Bajic

Forwards:
Tatjana Zivanovic
Dragana Nikolic
Bra'Shey Ali

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  SPAIN  


Distrito Olimpico welcomes back Villar - by Eurobasket News

Distrito Olimpico Plenilunio Madrid (LFB) inked 32-year old shooting guard Maria Villar (175-85). It is actually her comeback to Madrid as she has played here before. Villar played most recently at Laboratorios Ynsadiet Lagenes in the LF2. In 22 games she averaged 3.7ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.8apg and 1.4spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Villar played at Rivas Promete (also in LF2) where in 27 games she had just 2.9ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.4apg. She helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
Villar is a very experienced player.

Distrito Olimpico Plenilunio Madrid roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sara Gutierrez
Esther Molinero
Maria Villar

Forward:
Ana Peredo

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  SWEDEN  


Telge keeps Ilic for another season - by Eurobasket News

Telge Basket (Damligan) re-signed 23-year old point guard Anita Ilic (169-94). She has played there for the last four seasons. In 26 Damligan games she averaged 8.1ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.4apg last season. Ilic helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements her team won Swedish Damligan Regular Season in 2013. Ilic received also Eurobasket.com All-Swedish BasketEttan Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
She represented Sweden at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 4.7ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.8apg, 1.2spg.
Ilic has played previously for Sodertalje.

Telge Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tayler Mingo
Anita Ilic
Linnea Nilsson

Forward:
Tilde Ahlin

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Nilsson re-signs at Telge - by Eurobasket News

Telge Basket (Damligan) confirmed in their roster 19-year old point guard Linnea Nilsson (172-98). She played there last season. In 21 Damligan games she had 5.3ppg and 2.0rpg. Nilsson helped them to make it to the semifinals.
She represented Sweden at the European Championships U18 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) last year. Nilsson's team won Gold and her stats at that event were 6 games: 10.2ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.8spg, FGP: 35.0%, 3PT: 36.6%.
Nilsson has played previously for Arvika.

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Suduva inks Danielle McCray, ex Visby - by Eurobasket News

Suduva-Mantinga Marijampole (LMKL) agreed terms with 24-year old American forward Danielle McCray (185-93, college: Mississippi). She played last season at Visby Ladies in Swedish Damligan. In 27 games she had very impressive stats: 17.0ppg, 9.4rpg, 1.3apg and 1.1spg. A very spectacular season in her career as she was named to Eurobasket.com Swedish Damligan All-Imports Team and 3rd Team.
The previous (15-16) season McCray played at IF Air Europa in Spanish LF2. But in only one game she did not score anything and had only 3 rebounds.
McCray graduated from University of Mississippi in 2015 and it will be her third season as a professional player.

Suduva-Mantinga Marijampole roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rita Milieskiene
Stephanie Gardner

Forwards:
Neringa Skadaite
Danielle McCray
Lina Mikeleviciene

Center:
Justina Matuzonyte

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  TURKEY  


Marica Gajic is a newcomer at Mersin BSB - by Eurobasket News

Mersin Buyuksehir Belediye (KBSL) added to their roster 22-year old Bosnian international power forward Marica Gajic (187-95) from Girne Universitesi. In 20 KBSL games in Turkey she recorded 13.0ppg, 10.2rpg, 1.2apg and 1.0spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season she played at Cinkarna Celje in Slovenian SKL where in two games she averaged 15.0ppg, 11.5rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg. Gajic also played 4 games in WABA where she had very impressive stats: 20.5ppg, 15.3rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg.
Two years ago she was drafted by Washington Mystics (WNBA) in third round (32nd overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Gajic won Slovenian SKL championship title for four years in a row (between 2012 and 2015). She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-MZRKL Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-MZRKL Center of the Year in 2014 and 2015.
She is a dual citizen owning also Bosnia and Herzegovina passport.
Gajic has been also a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina international program for some years. She has regularly played for Bosnia and Herzegovina senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team between 2014 and 2015.
Gajic also represented Bosnia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 13.5ppg, Reb-1 (13.0rpg), FGP: 46.2%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 64.3%.
Gajic has played also professionally for other Bosnia and Herzegovina teams like Banovici and Bosnia and Herzegovina Women U16 Nat.T..
The scouts decsribe her following way: A promising inside player who excels at grabbing rebounds at both sides of the court.

Mersin Buyuksehir Belediye roster for 2017-2018:

Tugba Tasci
Deniz Colakoglu
Tugba Oral
Gulsah Gumusay
Sasa Cadjo
Marica Gajic
Betul Erkoyuncu
Gizem Kumandanoglu
Irem Kanberoglu

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  UNITED KINGDOM  


Suns look for Koppl to shine - by Paul Nilsen

Sevenoaks Suns are continuing to build a team to push for more silverware and honours in 2017-18 after landing Austrian frontcourt star Julia Koeppl (184-F/C-91, college: Dowling) from German side BC Pharmaserv Marburg.

Competing in the highly rated DBBL which is a league her new teammate Chantelle Pressley has also frequented, the Tirol native averaged almost 6 points and 5 rebounds per game last season.

"We are delighted to be welcoming Julia to Sevenoaks for the new WBBL season," enthused Suns' head coach, Len Busch.

"We were recommended Julia by Diana Voynova, who knows the WBBL very well of course from her time at Team Northumbria.

"Julia brings us added size and experience and having played well in the German League, we are confident she will be successful in the WBBL," added the play-caller.

Koppl has also represented Austria internationally, via their participation in Small Countries tournaments.



More guns for Suns with return of Munns - by Paul Nilsen

Sevenoaks Suns are making a serious statement of intent ahead of the new WBBL season after continuing to build an impressive roster with the arrival of Ashleigh Munns (175-G-94).

Having originally cut her teeth at the club and also a former youth international, the guard returns to Suns having played NCAA basketball at Southern Utah Thunderbirds.

"I am really happy that Ashleigh has decided to play for Suns this year," said Sevenoaks play-caller Len Busch.

"She played for Suns as a junior and played for me in the England U18 team that won promotion in 2012.

"After four years playing in the states, she wasn't sure she wanted to play in the WBBL. But, after watching us play last year in the Play-Offs and in the Final at the O2, she realised that she missed playing high level basketball.

"I can't wait to coach her again and her athleticism and shooting should fit in nicely with Suns," added Busch.

Further announcements on what is shaping up to be an exciting roster are planned for coming days.



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  UZBEKISTAN  


Enisey keeps Kiseleva for another season - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarski kraj (PBL) re-signed 32-year old naturalized Uzbekistani center Julia Kiseleva (200-115kg-85). She played there last season. In 18 PBL games she averaged 8.0ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.2apg, 1.3spg and 1.3bpg. Kiseleva helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Russian PBL Honorable Mention. Kiseleva also played 1 game in Eurocup where she had 9 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 2 blocks. Kiseleva also spent pre-season at Dynamo Moscow that year. She can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Russian PBL Honorable Mention.
She has played previously for four other teams: Dynamo Novosibirsk Region, Spartak Vidnoye, Vologda Chevakata and Spartak Noginsk.

Enisey Krasnoyarski kraj roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Marina Riavkina

Forwards:
Natalya Dorovskikh
Whitney Bays
Viktoriya Edomakha

Centers:
Julia Kiseleva
Laura Svaryte

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  WNBA  


Silver Stars sign Cierra Burdick - by Eurobasket News

San Antonio Silver Stars signed 24-year old power forward Cierra Burdick (188-73kg-93, college: Tennessee, agency: LBM Management). The last time Burdick played at Liberty where in 6 games she had just 2.2ppg and 1.0rpg.
Two years ago she was drafted by Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA) in second round (14th overall).
Burdick attended University of Tennessee until 2015 and it will be her third season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others she played in the final of SEC Tournament in 2015. Burdick was also voted All-SEC 1st Team in 2015 at her college time.
Burdick represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Chile six years ago. Her team won Gold and her stats at that event were 9 games: 5.7ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 36.6%, FT: 75.0%.
Burdick has played also professionally in Israel (Ramat Hasharon and Bnot Hertzeliya), Italy (Napoli) and WNBA (Atlanta Dream).

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