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  ABA  



ABA Final Eight heads to Austin, TX - by Gianni Pascucci

The American Basketball Association (ABA) announced that this year's Final Eight will be played in Austin, TX and will be hosted by the Austin Bats. The Final Eight will be held in mid-April following a series of tournament games starting mid-March. "This year's tournament will be bigger and better than ever," stated ABA co-founder Joe Newman, " because the ABA is bigger and better than ever with nearly 120 teams competing for the ABA Championship. Modeled after the single elimination NCAA Tournament , we anticipate 32-64 of our teams will be eligible."
As in previous seasons, the #1 team in the ABA Power Rankings will get an automatic bye; the host team (Austin Bats) will be guaranteed "play-in game" the evening prior to the start of the Final Eight. The Jacksonville Giants are the defending ABA Champions and will be ranked #1 in the Pre-Season ABA Power Rankings.
"Not only have the Austin Bats been one of the highest ranked ABA teams on the court for the last couple of years," added Newman. "But they have been one of the best run organizations in the league. Leticia Luna and her staff do an outstanding job and we anticipate a spectacular Final Eight. Full details will be posted regularly. For more information, visit www.austinbatsaba.com or www.abaliveaction.com or email atx@austinbatsaba.com.



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  ABA LEAGUE  


Milos Koprivica agreed terms with Mega Bemax - by Eurobasket News

BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica (KLS) inked 22-year old center Milos Koprivica (205-95). He has played for the last two years at BC Partizan NiS Beograd in the KLS. Koprivica managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 6 KLS games he recorded 4.0ppg and 1.7rpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Koprivica also played 21 games in ABA League where he averaged just 2.5ppg. And finally he contributed to 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 3.3ppg and 1.6rpg.
Among other achievements Koprivica received Eurobasket.com All-Serbian 2MLS Honorable Mention award in 2015.
He has played previously for two other teams: Vrsac and The Ere.

BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Rebic
Dylan Ennis
Ognjen Carapic
Kostja Mushidi
Novak Music
Nemanja Kapetanovic
Mihailo Jovicic

Forwards:
Aleksandar Lazic
Vlatko Cancar
Nikola Miskovic
Andrija Marjanovic
Stefan Fundic

Centers:
Predrag Samardziski
Milos Koprivica
Goga Bitadze

Coach: Dejan Milojevic

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Serbia



Strahinja Gavrilovic signs at Partizan - by Eurobasket News

BC Partizan NiS Beograd (KLS) landed 24-year old power forward Strahinja Gavrilovic (206-102kg-93, college: USC) from KK Dynamic BG Beograd. In 39 KLS games he averaged 9.7ppg and 4.0rpg last season.
Gavrilovic was a member of Serbian U20 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
He has played previously for two other teams: Radnicki KG 06 and Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac.
Gavrilovic attended University of Southern California until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.
He is described as: Pound forward who has a solid inside and outside game out to three-point range.

BC Partizan NiS Beograd roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tom Wilson
Andreja Stevanovic
Aleksandar Aranitovic
Ian Baker

Forwards:
Marko Cakarevic
Jamie Skeen
Strahinja Gavrilovic

Center:
Obrad Tomic

Coach: Miroslav Nikolic

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Serbia



Andreja Stevanovic joins Partizan - by Eurobasket News

BC Partizan NiS Beograd (KLS) agreed terms with 22-year old guard Andreja Stevanovic (189-95) from KK Dynamic BG Beograd. In 31 KLS games he had very impressive stats: 15.5ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.1apg and 1.9spg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Stevanovic played at Borac where in 27 KLS games he recorded 10.1ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.9apg and 1.0spg.
Stevanovic has played previously for two other teams: Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac and Napredak.

BC Partizan NiS Beograd roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tom Wilson
Andreja Stevanovic
Aleksandar Aranitovic
Ian Baker

Forwards:
Marko Cakarevic
Jamie Skeen

Center:
Obrad Tomic

Coach: Miroslav Nikolic

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Serbia



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  ARGENTINA  


Independiente BBC de Santiago del Estero tabs Gonzalo Romero - by Eurobasket News

Independiente BBC de Santiago del Estero (TNA) inked 20-year old swingman Gonzalo Romero (194-97, agency: DTMones). He has played for the last two years at Quimsa in the LigaA. LigaA was a little too high level for him, where in 19 games he averaged just 1.7ppg last season.
Romero has played previously for two other teams: Club Atletico Talleres de Tafi Viejo and Red Star BBC de Catamarca.

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

Guard:
Facundo DellaValle

Forwards:
Alejandro Spalla
Gonzalo Romero
Ricardo Fernandez

Center:
Alejandro Reinick

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Colon inks Scott Cutley, ex Atenas Carmen - by Eurobasket News

Colon (Metropolitan) agreed terms with 32-year old American forward Scott Cutley (196-107kg-85, college: CS Fullerton). He played last season at Atenas Carmen in Argentinian TNA league. In 49 games he had very impressive stats: 17.9ppg, 9.0rpg (#3 in the league), 3.9apg and 1.2spg. Cutley helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Latinbasket.com Argentinian TNA All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
His team won Argentinian TNA South Regular Season in 2016.
Cutley has played also professionally in Paraguay (Libertad), Uruguay (Atletico Welcome) and Argentina (Echague, Boca Juniors, C.Entrerriano, Instituto and Alianza Viedma).
He is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league on the market.
Cutley attended California State University, Fullerton until 2008 and it will be his tenth season as a professional player.
He could be described: A throwback player who does the little things right on the basketball court ... Played a significant role as a freshman last season, starting five games late in the year ... Is a likely starter at forward this season ... The coaching staff likes his leadership ... Is a feisty player, who is described as a tremendous teammate.
Outlook (2013):
Is a a player who has many years of experience already overseas. He is strong guy who is very good around the basket and runs the floor extremely well.
Scott is a hard working player, who is described as a tremendous teammate and will do whatever it takes to win
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By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Uruguay



Estudiantes Concordia lands Zvonko Buljan - by Eurobasket News

Estudiantes Concordia (LigaA) landed 30-year old Croatian center Zvonko Buljan (206-87, college: TCU). He played most recently at Hoops in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. Buljan managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In two Pepsi LBL games he averaged impressive 19.5ppg, 11.5rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg. He also played that season for Shahrdary Kashan (Superleague) in Iran where in 12 games he had very remarkable stats: 22.5ppg, 10.1rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Asia-Basket.com Iranian Superleague All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Buljan also spent pre-season at Atletico Aguada in Uruguayan LUB that year. In two games he recorded 11.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.5apg and 1.0spg.
Buljan won Slovenian League championship title in 2014.
He was a member of Croatian U18 National Team back in 2005.
Buljan is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in eleven different countries playing on four different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Buljan has played previously professionally in Cyprus (Keravnos), France (Le Portel), Germany (Telekom Baskets), Greece (Kolossos H Hotels), Hungary (Kormend), Italy, Turkey, Croatia (KK Split), Slovenia (Krka), FYR Macedonia (Feni Industries) and Iran (Arak and Naft Abadan).
He attended Texas Christian University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

Estudiantes Concordia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mateo Bolivar
Sebastian Orresta
Rigoberto Mendoza

Forwards:
Anthony Smith
Sebastian Uranga

Centers:
David Doblas
Emilio Dominguez
Zvonko Buljan

Coach: Lucas Victoriano

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



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  ASEAN LEAGUE  


Alapag to coach Alab Pilipinas; Standhardinger set to play in ABL - by Aris Ignacio

Philippine basketball icon Jimmy Alapag (180-PG-77, college: CS San Bernar.) is the newest coach of Alab Pilipinas when the new season of the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) kicks of later this year.

The former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player and team manager was also an integral part of Gilas Pilipinas (Philippine National Team) who played in the 2014 World Championships in Spain.

The PBA's all-time league leader in three-point field goals made is currently one of the assistants for the national team.

Alapag will be replacing erstwhile coach Mac Cuan, who will be sliding as an assistant to the team.

In related news, Christian Standhardinger (206-F-89, college: Hawaii) will be playing with the ABL defending champions Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions as confirmed by his sports agent.

Standhardinger, who is a vital cog of the Gilas Pilipinas team, is currently in Lebanon competing for the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup.

In two games against powerhouse China and Iraq, the center-forward is averaging 15.5 points and 6.5 rebounds.

Aris Ignacio is from the Philippines and has always been a big fan of Philippine basketball. Aris' follows the Philippine Basketball Association since the late 80's and has learned the history and personalities of the PBA. He also has interest with other basketball tournaments in the Philippines and beyond most specifically college basketball (UAAP, NCAA), the Asian Basketball League (ABL), FIBA Asia and World Cup tournaments. Follow Aris Ignacio on Twitter at aris_ignacio.



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  AUSTRALIA  


United lands Casey Prather, ex Ratiopharm - by Eurobasket News

Melbourne United (NBL) tabbed 26-year old American swingman Casey Prather (198-96kg-91, college: Florida). He played most recently at Ratiopharm in German BBL league. In 13 games he averaged 8.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.2apg last season. Prather helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals. He also played that season for Perth Wildcats where in 32 NBL games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 19.5ppg and recorded 4.6rpg, 3.5apg and 1.6spg (in top 3). Prather contributed to his team winning the league title (twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Australiabasket.com All-Australian NBL Forward of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements Prather received HS All-West Player of the Year award back in 2009 and 2010 at his college time.
Prather has played previously professionally in NBA (Phoenix Suns) and NBA G League (Northern Arizona Suns).
He attended University of Florida until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Prather's outlook: A hard-working athletic forward who loves physical play and rebounding on both ends of the floor...Able to easily navigate traffic with his ball-handing skills to generate scoring opportunities.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Australia



D.J. Newbill (ex Oostende) is a newcomer at Breakers - by Eurobasket News

New Zealand Breakers (NBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American guard D.J. Newbill (193-93kg-92, college: The Pennsylvania State). He played last season at Telenet BC Oostende in Belgian Euromillions League. Newbill managed to play in three leagues last year. In 45 Euromillions League games he recorded 8.4ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.7apg. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Honorable Mention. Newbill also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 8.0ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.0apg. He contributed to his team making it to the FIBA Europe Cup Semifinals. And finally Newbill contributed to 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 5.8ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.5apg.
Newbill ended the previous (2015-16) season at Akhisar Bld in Turkish TBL. In 8 games he got 10.6ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.6apg and 1.5spg. But the most of that year he spent at ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket in French ProA. In 15 games he got 6.7ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.8apg. Newbill also played 7 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 13.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.4apg and 1.0spg.
Newbill has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
He graduated from The Pennsylvania State in 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A tenacious rebounder and defender and a strong scorer with a knack for getting to the foul line, Newbill can also serve as a primary ball-handler if called upon.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Australia



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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

Check also Complete Transfers List in United Kingdom



Gregg starts his pro career at Oberwart - by Eurobasket News

Redwell Gunners Oberwart (A Bundesliga) agreed terms with American forward Denzel Gregg (201-98kg). Gregg just graduated from St.Bonaventure (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 31 games he had 12.1ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.0apg and 1.7bpg last season.
As mentioned above Gregg is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Atlantic 10 Tournament Semifinals in 2014. Gregg was also voted All-Atlantic 10 Co-Sixth Man of the Year in 2016 at his college time.

Redwell Gunners Oberwart roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Georg Wolf
Sebastian Kaeferle
Jakob Skutta

Forwards:
Benjamin Blazevic
Denzel Gregg
Renato Poljak

Center:
Maximilian Schuecker

Coach: Lluis Pino

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Austria



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  BALTIC LEAGUE  


Valery Likhodey (ex Khimki) agreed terms with Nevezis - by Eurobasket News

Nevezis Kedainiai (LKL) inked 31-year old Russian ex-international forward Valery Likhodey (205-97kg-86, agency: Alti Sport). He played most recently at BC Khimki Moscow Region in Russian VTB league. In 9 Eurocup games he recorded 3.6ppg and 1.8rpg last season. Likhodey helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 16 games in VTB United League where he averaged 3.1ppg and 1.7rpg. Likhodey contributed to his team making it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Unics Kazan in Russian league. In 17 Eurocup games he had 5.2ppg and 2.9rpg. Likhodey also played 26 games in VTB United League where he got 7.0ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.0apg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league.
Among other achievements Likhodey received Eurobasket.com All-Russian PBL Honorable Mention award back in 2011.
He was also a member of Russian international program for some years. Likhodey played for Russian Senior National Team between 2013 and 2014 and previously for University National Team in 2000.
He also represented Russia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago.
Likhodey has played also professionally for other Russian teams like CSKA Moscow, Spartak St.Petersburg, Krasnie Krilya, Samara 2nd team and Lokomotiv.

Nevezis Kedainiai roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Malcolm Grant
Gintautas Matulis
Rytis Juknevicius

Forwards:
Valery Likhodey
Laurynas Mikalauskas

Coach: Ramunas Cvirka

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Lithuania



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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Lithuania



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  BELARUS  


Cambados land Vladzimir Krysevich, ex BSEU-GrandPrint - by Eurobasket News

Xuven Cambados (LEB Silver) landed 26-year old Belarusian center Vladzimir Krysevich (209-110kg-91). He played most recently at BSEU-GrandPrint in Belarusian Premier League. In two games he averaged 6.5ppg and 6.0rpg last season. Krysevich also played that season for Galitos-Barreiro in Portuguese LPB where in 14 games he had 3.0ppg and 2.1rpg. His team made it to the Portuguese Hugo dos Santos Final Four.
Krysevich was also a member of Belarusian international program for some years. He played for Belarusian Senior National Team in 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Krysevich also represented Belarus at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 1.4ppg, 2.2rpg.
Krysevich is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Estonia (Parnu), Georgia (MIA) and Romania (Univ.Cluj).
Let's have closer look into Krysevich's outlook: Uladzimir is among the top prospects of Belarus in the center position, being only 16 and having a great body for basketball, physical strength, very good moves in the paint and good basketball iq with hard workmanship skills, he only needs a chance to prove that he can play great basketball, with good coaching and good training and by improving his personal weaknesses such us the easy fouls and the weak left site together with his defense he can become a great player and a prospect for all the European courts.

Xuven Cambados roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Otar Pkhakadze

Forwards:
Yago Estevez
Will Saunders

Centers:
Vladzimir Krysevich
Carlos Poyatos

Coach: Chiqui Barros

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



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  BELGIUM  


The twelve Belgian Lions for Toulouse - by Patrick Ceulemans

Coach Eddy Casteels and his sportsteam brought back the selection of the Belgian Lions to twelve players + two reserve.. Olivier Troisfontaines and Amaury Gorgemans are next to the selection. Retin Obasohan and Vincent Kesteloot are standbye. Obasohan is undergoing a new scan on the injured knee on Friday. Thursday the Belgian Lions leave for French Toulouse (Palais Des Sports). On August 18th (20.30 pm) there is a game versus France, on August 19th (18.00) against Italy and finally on August 20th (18.00) against Montenegro. The matches of France can be followed directly to SFR Sport 2. For live stats: http://live.ffbb.com. On August 23, the Belgian Lions receive in Forest National European Champion Spain !!
Ticket info:
Children <12j. : 6 euros
Adults: Pre-sale: 18 EUR / checkout: 20 euro
Hotseats behind the bank: 150 euros
Site for purchase tickets: https://www.teleticketservice.com/tickets/2016-2017/belgian-lions-spain
Selection for Toulouse: Van Rossom, Tabu, Lecomte, Serron, Salumu, Mwema, Vanwijn, Gillet, Zeeland, Hervelle, Tumba, Bako ,Standbye Obasohan, Kesteloot
Information: www.basketbelgium.be




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

Check also Complete Transfers List in United Kingdom



D.J. Newbill (ex Oostende) is a newcomer at Breakers - by Eurobasket News

New Zealand Breakers (NBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American guard D.J. Newbill (193-93kg-92, college: The Pennsylvania State). He played last season at Telenet BC Oostende in Belgian Euromillions League. Newbill managed to play in three leagues last year. In 45 Euromillions League games he recorded 8.4ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.7apg. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Honorable Mention. Newbill also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 8.0ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.0apg. He contributed to his team making it to the FIBA Europe Cup Semifinals. And finally Newbill contributed to 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 5.8ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.5apg.
Newbill ended the previous (2015-16) season at Akhisar Bld in Turkish TBL. In 8 games he got 10.6ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.6apg and 1.5spg. But the most of that year he spent at ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket in French ProA. In 15 games he got 6.7ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.8apg. Newbill also played 7 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 13.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.4apg and 1.0spg.
Newbill has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
He graduated from The Pennsylvania State in 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A tenacious rebounder and defender and a strong scorer with a knack for getting to the foul line, Newbill can also serve as a primary ball-handler if called upon.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Australia



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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Switzerland



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  BOSNIA  


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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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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Diego Kapelan joins Melilla - by Eurobasket News

Melilla Baloncesto (LEB Gold) added to their roster 30-year old Bosnian ex-international guard Diego Kapelan (190-87, college: McNeese State) from Ourense Termal. In 38 LEB Gold games in Spain he had 12.0ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.3apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Austrian Cup final in 2015. Kapelan was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Austrian League Honorable Mention in 2015.
He is a dual citizen owning also Canadian passport. He was a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina Senior National Team back in 2011.
Kapelan is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Cyprus (Apollon), Germany (ETB Wohnbau), Greece (Kolossos H Hotels), Austria (Raiffeisen Flyers Wels) and Bosnia (HKK Zrinjski HT Mostar).
Kapelan attended McNeese State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.
On Kapelan: Pure shooter who can bring ball up floor when needed. Deadly 3point shooter with supreme confidence on his shot. Can pull up from deep as well as of the dribble inside the 3point line. Good ball handler and passing skills. Needs to improve on defense.

Melilla Baloncesto roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Daniel Rodriguez
Diego Kapelan
Filip Djuran
Eduardo Duran

Forwards:
Javier Lucas
Pablo Almazan
Juan Rubio

Centers:
Mamadou Samb
Massine Fall

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. Avelino, Osasco B.15.5 
 4. Hubner, Paulistano15.5 
 5. Coelho, Franca15.0 
 6. Barbosa, Pinheiros15.0 
 7. Meindl, 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. Toledo, Pinheiros7.5 
 9. Viana, America7.5 
 10. Ansaloni, Pinheiros7.5 
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 


Paulista Round 2: Liga Sorocaba is defeated by Paschoalotto/Bauru - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in Paulista.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Liga Sorocaba (2-1) on the court of Paschoalotto/Bauru on Wednesday night. Visitors were defeated by Paschoalotto/Bauru 62-55. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 20-10. But Liga Sorocaba won second period 15-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Liga Sorocaba 42-29 including 27 on the defensive glass. 27 personal fouls committed by Liga Sorocaba helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Power forward Michael Uchendu (206-98) had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 15 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and point guard Guilherme Santos (189-97) chipped in 7 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. American point guard Dontrell Brite (175, college: Mount Olive) responded with 10 points and 7 rebounds. Liga Sorocaba's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Paschoalotto/Bauru are looking forward to face Osasco B. (#7) at home in the next round. Liga Sorocaba will play against Mogi (#4) in Mogi das Cruzes and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Sao Paolo: Pinheiros (#2) and Paulistano (#7). Pinheiros (2-0) won against visiting Paulistano (0-2) 74-65. Guard Felipe Ruivo (189-98) notched 16 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the effort and Marcus Vinicius Toledo supported him with 15 points and 5 rebounds. Even 20 points and 7 rebounds by the former international center Guilherme Hubner (208-87) did not help to save the game for Paulistano. Paulistano's coach Gustavo Conti tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Pinheiros will play against Vivo/Franca in Sao Paulo in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Paulistano will play on the road against America (#6) in Rio Preto and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Osasco supposed to be also quite interesting. Mogi (2-1) played at the court of Osasco B. (0-2). Mogi did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 100-80 on Thursday. The best player for the winners was Vithor Lersch who scored 15 points and 7 assists. Igor Avelino produced 15 points for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Mogi will meet at home Liga Sorocaba (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Osasco B. will play against Paschoalotto/Bauru and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Mogi (2-1) crushed at home America (0-2) by 45 points 101-56, which is the biggest margin this round. Vithor Lersch orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Mogi's next round opponent will be Liga Sorocaba (#3) in Sorocabana, which may be the game of the day. America will play at home against Paulistano and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 2 winless America lost to L.Sorocaba on the opponent's court 59-76.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 16 points by Jose Carlos of Mogi.

Mogi - America 101-56

Mogi (2-1) crushed at home America (0-2) by 45 points 101-56, which is the biggest margin this round. The game without a history. Mogi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 22-of-27 charity shots (81.5 percent) during the game. Mogi forced 27 America turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by America's players. Point guard Vithor Lersch (184-95) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Jose Carlos (200-97) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Five Mogi players scored in double figures. Center Ygor Viana (208-86) replied with 5 points and 10 rebounds and Radames Santos (204-91) added 12 points in the effort for America. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Mogi's next round opponent will be Liga Sorocaba (#3) in Sorocabana, which may be the game of the day. America will play at home against Paulistano and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mogi: F.Russo 16+2reb+2ast, J.Carlos 16+4reb, V.Lersch 16+5reb+7ast, P.Vieira 12+6reb+1ast, R.Da Silva 12+5reb, T.Curnell 9+2reb
America: R.Santos 12+1reb, F.Souza 8+5ast, K.Torres 7+4reb, W.Pessoa 7+3reb, L.Rosa 5+4reb+2ast, Y.Viana 5+10reb
gschID: 558363


Osasco B. - Mogi 80-100

The game in Osasco supposed to be also quite interesting. Mogi (2-1) played at the court of Osasco B. (0-2). Mogi did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 100-80 on Thursday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 100-80. Mogi shot 61.4 percent from the field and made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. The best player for the winners was point guard Vithor Lersch (184-95) who scored 15 points and 7 assists. Naturalized American Shamell Stallworth (195-80, college: USF, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 15 points. Forward Igor Avelino (196-93) produced 15 points and naturalized Italian point guard Thiago Aleo (188-89) added 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. Five Mogi and four Osasco B. players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Mogi will meet at home Liga Sorocaba (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Osasco B. will play against Paschoalotto/Bauru and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mogi: V.Lersch 15+1reb+7ast, S.Stallworth 15+2reb+3ast, R.Da Silva 13+1reb+2ast, C.Silveira 10+4reb+3ast, L.Taylor 10+1reb+4ast, F.Russo 10+7reb+2ast
Osasco B.: I.Avelino 15+4reb+2ast, A.Ferros 12+5reb+2ast, L.Fernandes 11+2reb+2ast, T.Aleo 11+6reb+4ast, V.Oliveira 9+4reb+3ast, W.Drudi 8+4reb+2ast
gschID: 558360


Pinheiros - Paulistano 74-65

Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Sao Paolo: Pinheiros (#2) and Paulistano (#7). Pinheiros (2-0) won against visiting Paulistano (0-2) 74-65. Guard Felipe Ruivo (189-98) notched 16 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the effort and the former international forward Marcus Vinicius Toledo (201-86) supported him with 15 points and 5 rebounds. Four Pinheiros players scored in double figures. Even 20 points and 7 rebounds by the former international center Guilherme Hubner (208-87) did not help to save the game for Paulistano. Dikembe Andre added 12 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. Paulistano's coach Gustavo Conti tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Pinheiros will play against Vivo/Franca in Sao Paulo in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Paulistano will play on the road against America (#6) in Rio Preto and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Pinheiros: F.Ruivo 16+6reb+7ast, M.Vinicius Toledo 15+5reb+1ast, G.Do Carmo 11+1reb+2ast, R.Ansaloni 10+8reb+1ast, L.Pereira 4+4reb+1ast, V.Pinto 0+2reb+1ast
Paulistano: G.Hubner 20+7reb+1ast, D.Andre 12+6reb, E.Carvalho 9+4reb+4ast, V.Camilo 8+4reb+1ast, E.Sommer 7+6reb+2ast, J.Luz dos Santos 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 558362


L.Sorocaba - America 76-59

The game between closely ranked teams ended with America's (0-2) road loss to Liga Sorocaba (2-1) 59-76. They made 21-of-24 charity shots (87.5 percent) during the game. Liga Sorocaba outrebounded America 43-31 including a 33-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. American point guard Dontrell Brite (175, college: Mount Olive) orchestrated the victory by scoring 13 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Forward Cesar Araujo (201-81) contributed with 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Willian Pessoa (202-96) replied with 14 points and 5 rebounds and swingman Lucas Rosa (193-94) added 9 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for America. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Liga Sorocaba's next round opponent will be Mogi (#4) in Mogi das Cruzes. America will play at home against Paulistano and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
L.Sorocaba: C.Araujo 19+7reb+2ast, L.Farina 17+3reb+7ast, D.Brite 13+8reb+8ast, M.Pereira 9+4reb, R.Rodrigues 9+16reb, C.Gradnigo 6
America: W.Pessoa 14+5reb, R.Santos 10+2reb+1ast, G.Martins 9+1reb+3ast, L.Rosa 9+5reb+3ast, K.Torres 8+4reb+2ast, F.Souza 7+1reb+4ast
gschID: 558361


Bauru - L.Sorocaba 62-55

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Liga Sorocaba (2-1) on the court of Paschoalotto/Bauru on Wednesday night. Visitors were defeated by Paschoalotto/Bauru 62-55. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 20-10. But Liga Sorocaba won second period 15-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Liga Sorocaba 42-29 including 27 on the defensive glass. 27 personal fouls committed by Liga Sorocaba helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Power forward Michael Uchendu (206-98) had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 15 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and point guard Guilherme Santos (189-97) chipped in 7 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. American point guard Dontrell Brite (175, college: Mount Olive) responded with 10 points and 7 rebounds and guard Jackson Da Silva (192-96) scored 13 points and 4 steals. Liga Sorocaba's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Paschoalotto/Bauru are looking forward to face Osasco B. (#7) at home in the next round. Liga Sorocaba will play against Mogi (#4) in Mogi das Cruzes and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bauru: M.Uchendu 18+15reb, H.Cerimelli 12+4reb+1ast, G.Galvanini 11+3reb+1ast, S.Pierotti 9+3reb+4ast, G.Santos 7+9reb+5ast, I.Goncalves 5+3reb+2ast
L.Sorocaba: J.Da Silva 13+4reb+1ast, D.Brite 10+7reb+1ast, C.Gradnigo 7+1reb, A.Cook 7+2reb+1ast, L.Farina 7+4reb+2ast, C.Araujo 6+2reb
gschID: 558359





B.Cearense adds Cortes to their roster - by Paulo Freire

SKY/Basquete Cearense (NBB) added to their roster 20-year old guard Felipe Cortes (195-97). He played last season at L.Sorocaba in the Paulista. But in 5 games he recorded just 1.6ppg and 1.0rpg.
Cortes helped them to make it to the InterContinental Cup final in 2016.
He has played previously for Paschoalotto/Bauru.

SKY/Basquete Cearense roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Paulinho Boracini
Betinho Nardi_Duarte
Rashaun McLemore
David Rossetto
Felipe Cortes

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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  BULGARIA  


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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  CANADA  


Kyle Wiltjer signs at the Raptors - by Eurobasket News

Toronto Raptors landed 25-year old Canadian forward Kyle Wiltjer (208-109kg-92, college: Gonzaga). He played most recently at Houston Rockets. But in 15 NBA games he averaged just 1.1ppg last season. Wiltjer helped them to make it to the conference semifinals.
He has never been drafted by the NBA. Wiltjer played in the final of D-League.
Among other achievements he received NABC All-District 9 1st Team award in 2015 and 2016 at his college time.
Wiltjer was also a member of Canadian international program for some years. He played for Canadian Senior National Team two years ago and previously for University National Team in 2013.
Wiltjer represented Canada at the Panamerican Games in Toronto (Canada) two years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 2 games: 1.0ppg, 1.0rpg.
Wiltjer graduated from Gonzaga University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.
He is described as: He's a highly skilled, versatile big man who can play inside and shoot from the perimeter. If you leave him open, he's going to hit the shot.

Toronto Raptors roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kyle Lowry
C.J. Miles
Lorenzo Brown
Malcolm Miller

Forwards:
Kyle Wiltjer
Alfonzo McKinnie
Kennedy Meeks
O.G. Anunoby

Center:
Serge Ibaka

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



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  CHINA  


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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  CROATIA  


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.



Estudiantes Concordia lands Zvonko Buljan - by Eurobasket News

Estudiantes Concordia (LigaA) landed 30-year old Croatian center Zvonko Buljan (206-87, college: TCU). He played most recently at Hoops in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. Buljan managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In two Pepsi LBL games he averaged impressive 19.5ppg, 11.5rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg. He also played that season for Shahrdary Kashan (Superleague) in Iran where in 12 games he had very remarkable stats: 22.5ppg, 10.1rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Asia-Basket.com Iranian Superleague All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Buljan also spent pre-season at Atletico Aguada in Uruguayan LUB that year. In two games he recorded 11.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.5apg and 1.0spg.
Buljan won Slovenian League championship title in 2014.
He was a member of Croatian U18 National Team back in 2005.
Buljan is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in eleven different countries playing on four different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Buljan has played previously professionally in Cyprus (Keravnos), France (Le Portel), Germany (Telekom Baskets), Greece (Kolossos H Hotels), Hungary (Kormend), Italy, Turkey, Croatia (KK Split), Slovenia (Krka), FYR Macedonia (Feni Industries) and Iran (Arak and Naft Abadan).
He attended Texas Christian University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

Estudiantes Concordia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mateo Bolivar
Sebastian Orresta
Rigoberto Mendoza

Forwards:
Anthony Smith
Sebastian Uranga

Centers:
David Doblas
Emilio Dominguez
Zvonko Buljan

Coach: Lucas Victoriano

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Zadar agree to terms with Ive Ivanov and Filip Kraljevic, Domagoj Vukovic on trial - by Zeljko Zule

Zadar have agreed terms with their former members Ive Ivanov (200-C-85) and Filip Kraljevic (212-F-89) on a contract for the coming season. The club also have revealed that Domagoj Vukovic (208-F/C-93) join on a trial.
Ivanov spent last season with GKK Sibenik, where he averaged 15.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.3 blocsk in 29 Croatian A1 League games, helped the team claim regular season title. Ivanov grew up with Zadar, where he played during the 2003-04 season and from 2011 through 2015. In his last campaign there, 2014-15, Ivanov averaged 12.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.8 asissts and 1.1 steals in 16 Croatian A1 League games and 12.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.1 steals in 24 Adriatic League games. Ivanov has already played for Borik Puntamika and Zabok plus Slovenian side Krka.
Kraljevic arrives from Spanish side Tecnyconta Zaragoza, for whom he averaged just 2.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, 0.2 assists, 0.3 steals and 0.4 blocks in 21 Liga Endesa games. Kraljevic already played for Zadar from 2013 to 2016. In his last season with club, Kraljevic avreaged 9.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 17 Croatian A1 League games and 9.8 points, 5.2 rebouns, 1.5 steals and 1.2 blocks (ranked fourth) in 26 Adriatic League games. He has already played for Cibona, Rudes, Mladost Zagreb, Zabok, Cedevita and Split.
Vukovic played last season for Vrijednosnice Osijek, averaging 10.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.9 blocks in 29 Croatian A1 League games. He has already played for Split, Zagreb and Zabok.




Juraj Segaric (ex-Helios Suns) joins Gostivar - by Zeljko Zule

Juraj Segaric (185-PG-93) will continue his career in Macedonia. He signed a one-year contract with Gostivar.
Segaric started last season with Bulgarian side Beroe, in January moved to Jazine Arbanasi in Croatian A2 League and the next month joined Helios Suns, where he averaged 5.6 points, 2.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 0.4 steals in 13 Slovenian League games.
Segaric has already played for Borik Puntamika, Zadar, Zagreb and Jolly Sibenik in his native Croatia plus Siroki in Bosnia. He was a member of Croatian U20 national team at 2013 European Championship.



Zagreb tabs Franko Sango (ex-Lierna) - by Zeljko Zule

Zagreb made their first addition for the upcoming season by signing Franko Sango (201-PF-92) on a one-year deal.
Sango arrives from Italian Serie C Gold side Polisportiva Basket Lierna.
He grew up with Zadar and has already played for Pet Bunara Zadar in A2 League and Djuro Djakovic Slavonski Brod. In his last Croatian A1 League's season, 2015-16 with Zadar, Sango averaged 4.5 point and 1.2 rebounds in 16 games.
Sango was a member of Croatian U20 national team that won the gold medal at the U20European Championship Division B in Bulgaria in 2012.



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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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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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Asker Aliens keep Yele for another season - by Eurobasket News

Asker Aliens BC (BLNO) re-signed experienced 35-year old Congolese international power forward Djo Yele (203-82). He has played there for the last five seasons. In 26 BLNO games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 22.0ppg and recorded 13.0rpg (#2 in the league), 2.9apg, 1.8spg and 1.8bpg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Norwegian BLNO Center of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team.
Yele won Norwegian BLNO championship title in 2015. He has been regularly called to Congolese Senior National Team since 2003.
Yele has played also professionally in South Africa (Suns), Tunisia (Club Africain) and DR Congo (Lupopo).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Asker Aliens.

Asker Aliens BC roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aksel Bolinz
Stian Berg

Forward:
Torgrim Sommerfeldt

Center:
Djo Yele

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National League Round 8: Leones defeat leader Iccan - by Eurobasket News

The most crucial game of the last round was another loss of Iccan (5-3) in Guayaquil on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by Leones (6-2) 81-74. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Leones dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Iccan's 40. American forward Corbin Jackson (203-92, college: Florida Tech) orchestrated the victory by scoring 26 points and 8 rebounds. Rafael Luis contributed with 22 points for the winners. Colombian-Venezuelan swingman Cesar Silva (190-81) replied with 19 points and 5 rebounds for Iccan. Leones have an impressive five-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Iccan at the other side dropped to the second place with three games lost. Leones are looking forward to face Juvenil (#7) in Vinces in the next round where they are favorite. Iccan will play on the road against Portviejo (#5) and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Portviejo (4-3) against fifth ranked Importadora (4-3) on Tuesday night. Visiting Portviejo was crushed by Importadora in Ambato 97-64. Worth to mention a great performance of Venezuelan forward Jhon Romero (199-85) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists and Tavares Sledge who added 25 points and 5 assists during the contest. Importadora's coach felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Adriano Barredas (-92) responded with 25 points and 5 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Importadora moved-up to third place, which they share with Barcelona and Portviejo. Importadora will play against bottom-ranked Triple E-Uda (#8) in Gualaceo in the next round where they are favorite. Portviejo will play at home against the league's second-placed Iccan (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Triple E-Uda is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their eighth consecutive match to seventh ranked Piratas (4-4) 86-60 on Tuesday evening. The winners were led by Willie Clayton who had that evening a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Piratas' coach felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 19 points and 4 steals by Hector Molina did not help to save the game for Triple E-Uda. Piratas moved-up to sixth place. Newly promoted Triple E-Uda still closes the standings with eight games lost. Piratas will meet at home higher ranked Barcelona (#4) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Triple E-Uda will play against Importadora (#3) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Guayaquil was also worth to mention about. One of their biggest challengers Juvenil (3-4) played at the court of sixth ranked Barcelona (4-3). Barcelona managed to secure a 4-point victory 65-61. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Juvenil. The best player for the winners was Raul Cardenas who scored 18 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Barcelona moved-up to third place, which they share with Importadora and Portviejo. Juvenil at the other side dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. Barcelona's next round opponent will be Piratas (#6) in Ibarra. Juvenil will play at home against the league's leader Leones and hope to win that game.

Piratas - Triple E-Uda 86-60

Bottom-ranked Triple E-Uda is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their eighth consecutive match to seventh ranked Piratas (4-4) 86-60 on Tuesday evening. Piratas dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Triple E-Uda's 36. They outrebounded Triple E-Uda 48-26 including a 39-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. Piratas looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The winners were led by American forward Willie Clayton (203-92, college: Georgia St.) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international center Carlos Delgado (202-90) supported him with 22 points. Piratas' coach felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 19 points and 4 steals by Hector Molina (-94) did not help to save the game for Triple E-Uda. Venezuelan Yolvier Romero (-95) added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the guests. Piratas moved-up to sixth place. Newly promoted Triple E-Uda still closes the standings with eight games lost. Piratas will meet at home higher ranked Barcelona (#4) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Triple E-Uda will play against Importadora (#3) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Piratas: C.Delgado 22+2reb+1ast, W.Clayton 18+11reb+4ast, C.Malatay 11+8reb+4ast, E.Tenorio Parales 9+7reb+2ast, R.Perez 7+2reb+3ast, Y.Fundora 5+7reb+2ast
Triple E-Uda: H.Molina 19+3reb+3ast, J.Pierre 14+4reb+1ast, Y.Romero 11+10reb+3ast, J.Medina 5+3reb+2ast, B.Pelaez 5+4reb+1ast, C.Sanchez 4
gschID: 548229


Importadora - Portviejo 97-64

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Portviejo (4-3) against fifth ranked Importadora (4-3) on Tuesday night. Visiting Portviejo was crushed by Importadora in Ambato 97-64. Importadora dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Portviejo's 30. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by Portviejo's players. Worth to mention a great performance of Venezuelan forward Jhon Romero (199-85) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists and American forward Tavares Sledge (203-92, college: USC Aiken, agency: Interperformances) who added 25 points and 5 assists during the contest. Four Importadora players scored in double figures. Importadora's coach felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Adriano Barredas (-92) responded with 25 points and 5 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) and Brian Geraldo scored 5 points and 9 rebounds. Importadora moved-up to third place, which they share with Barcelona and Portviejo. Importadora will play against bottom-ranked Triple E-Uda (#8) in Gualaceo in the next round where they are favorite. Portviejo will play at home against the league's second-placed Iccan (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Importadora: T.Sledge 25+3reb+5ast, J.Blocker 25+2reb+2ast, C.Orozco 16+4reb+5ast, J.Romero 13+15reb+5ast, N.Mina 8+6reb+4ast, A.Reascos 4+1reb
Portviejo: A.Barredas 25+3reb+5ast, J.Arboleda 9+5reb+1ast, D.Javier Ferrin 9+2reb, D.Terrell 8+5reb+3ast, B.Geraldo 5+9reb+3ast, R.Roldan 3+2reb+2ast
gschID: 548230


Iccan - Leones 74-81

The most crucial game of the last round was another loss of Iccan (5-3) in Guayaquil on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by Leones (6-2) 81-74. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Leones dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Iccan's 40. American forward Corbin Jackson (203-92, college: Florida Tech) orchestrated the victory by scoring 26 points and 8 rebounds. Rafael Luis contributed with 22 points for the winners. Four Leones players scored in double figures. Colombian-Venezuelan swingman Cesar Silva (190-81) replied with 19 points and 5 rebounds and the former international center Carlos Carcelen (202-81) added 18 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Iccan. Leones have an impressive five-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Iccan at the other side dropped to the second place with three games lost. Leones are looking forward to face Juvenil (#7) in Vinces in the next round where they are favorite. Iccan will play on the road against Portviejo (#5) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Leones: C.Jackson 26+8reb, R.Luis 22+1reb+1ast, J.Acosta 16+3reb+3ast, A.Conchambay 12+2reb+1ast, F.Perez 3+2ast, J.Ante 2+1reb
Iccan: C.Silva 19+5reb+1ast, C.Carcelen 18+5reb, J.Herrera 17+3reb+2ast, J.Centeno 9+4reb+5ast, J.Porozo 6+2reb+1ast, V.Peralvo 4
gschID: 548232


Barcelona - Juvenil 65-61

The game in Guayaquil was also worth to mention about. One of their biggest challengers Juvenil (3-4) played at the court of sixth ranked Barcelona (4-3). Barcelona managed to secure a 4-point victory 65-61. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Juvenil. Strangely Juvenil outrebounded Barcelona 41-28 including 28 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Raul Cardenas (190-82, college: Faulkner) who scored 18 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). American power forward Keith Bowman (201-91, college: Menlo, agency: SDJ Sports) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds. Four Barcelona players scored in double figures. Venezuelan guard Jovanni Diaz (195-92) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 17 rebounds and Venezuelan Nelson Palacios (192-92) added 21 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Barcelona moved-up to third place, which they share with Importadora and Portviejo. Juvenil at the other side dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. Barcelona's next round opponent will be Piratas (#6) in Ibarra. Juvenil will play at home against the league's leader Leones and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Barcelona: R.Cardenas 18+9reb+3ast, K.Bowman 16+7reb+2ast, O.Alvarado 12+1reb+3ast, D.King 11+6reb+2ast, E.Bernal 6+3reb, B.Moran 2+2reb+3ast
Juvenil: N.Palacios 21+5reb+3ast, J.Diaz 14+17reb+1ast, M.Martinez 14+4reb+1ast, L.Lopez 6+6reb+6ast, J.Liberio 4+4reb, J.Quinonez 2+1reb
gschID: 548231





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Stats Leaders - Group A

Points Per Game
 Nicolo MANNION
  (187-PG-1)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Mannion, ITA20.3 
 2. Pazin, SRB18.5 
 3. Glas, SLO17.5 
 4. Radovic, SLO16.8 
 5. Kurtuldum, TUR16.5 
 6. Avdija, ISR16.3 
 7. Blazevic, LTU15.8 
 8. Pradilla, ESP15.8 
 9. Hayun, ISR15.8 
 10. Hayes, FRA15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marek BLAZEVIC
  (206-C-1)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Blazevic, LTU11.8 
 2. Avdija, ISR11.3 
 3. Pradilla, ESP10.3 
 4. Hukporti, GER8.5 
 5. Kadoshnikov, RUS8.3 
 6. Exaucia, FIN8.3 
 7. Tomasevic, MNT8.3 
 8. Radovic, SLO7.8 
 9. Donadio, ITA7.5 
 10. Saric, CRO7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Killian HAYES
  (194-G-1)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Hayes, FRA6.3 
 2. Karapandzic, SRB5.5 
 3. Markovich, RUS5.0 
 4. Avdija, ISR4.8 
 5. Samar, SLO4.0 
 6. Kljajic, MNT3.8 
 7. Mannion, ITA3.8 
 8. Kucuk, TUR3.5 
 9. Gizdavic, CRO3.5 
 10. Aharoni, ISR3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Nicolo MANNION
  (187-PG-1)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Mannion, ITA3.5 
 2. Samar, SLO3.3 
 3. Hayes, FRA3.3 
 4. Kilps, LAT3.0 
 5. Bergstrom, SWE2.8 
 6. Avdija, ISR2.3 
 7. Karapandzic, SRB2.3 
 8. Pazin, SRB2.3 
 9. Schina, ITA2.0 
 10. Kucuk, TUR2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Marek BLAZEVIC
  (206-C-1)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Blazevic, LTU2.3 
 2. Tomasevic, MNT2.3 
 3. Hukporti, GER1.8 
 4. Van-Slooten, GER1.3 
 5. Avdija, ISR1.3 
 6. Vaistaras, LTU1.3 
 7. Lootus, EST1.3 
 8. Lakhin, RUS1.0 
 9. Kadoshnikov, RUS1.0 
 10. Zakharov, RUS1.0 


Stats Leaders - Group B

Points Per Game
 Erhan SHOLLA
  (197-SF-1)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Sholla, KOS20.8 
 2. Jonsson, ISL18.6 
 3. Hlynsson, ISL17.8 
 4. De Ridder, BEL16.8 
 5. Okros, ENG16.4 
 6. Rogkavopoulo., GRE15.8 
 7. Ferreira, POR15.6 
 8. Klonaras, GRE15.4 
 9. Noumeros, CZE14.8 
 10. Bratanovic, BEL14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nderim RATKOCERI
  (195-C-1)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Ratkoceri, KOS11.4 
 2. Krupalija, BIH10.8 
 3. Sholla, KOS10.6 
 4. De Ridder, BEL10.6 
 5. Bratanovic, BEL10.6 
 6. David, LUX9.8 
 7. Erben, SVK9.2 
 8. Mast, NED9.0 
 9. Tsoumanis, GRE8.8 
 10. Tsetserukou, BLR8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Marek VYROUBAL
  (195-PG-1)
  Avg: 6
 1. Vyroubal, CZE6.0 
 2. Kelly, IRL5.4 
 3. Bergens, NED4.6 
 4. Dibongue, BEL4.4 
 5. Yoka-Bratasz, POL4.0 
 6. Gomes, POR4.0 
 7. Van-D., NED4.0 
 8. Dedajic, BIH4.0 
 9. Gashi, KOS3.8 
 10. Andronikashv., GEO3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Mateusz KASZOWSKI
  (182-G-1)
  Avg: 4
 1. Kaszowski, POL4.0 
 2. Sulaiman, ENG3.0 
 3. Klonaras, GRE3.0 
 4. Andronikashv., GEO2.8 
 5. De Ridder, BEL2.6 
 6. Tigkas, CYP2.4 
 7. Sulkhanishvi., GEO2.4 
 8. Alexandersso., ISL2.4 
 9. Langura, SUI2.2 
 10. Lehane, IRL2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Timur KRUPALIJA
  (204-F-1)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Krupalija, BIH2.4 
 2. Karaiskos, GRE2.4 
 3. David, LUX2.4 
 4. Serheiev, UKR2.0 
 5. Martina, SUI1.8 
 6. Kostadinov, BUL1.8 
 7. Cherneha, UKR1.6 
 8. Bolshakov, CYP1.6 
 9. Gislason, ISL1.4 
 10. Sekushenka, BLR1.4 


Recap of Round of 16 in Podgorica - by Eurobasket News

France - Sweden 73-68
Timothe Crusol (190-G-01) scored 23 points as France overcame Sweden in Round of 16 clash. Sweden secured a 32:29 halftime lead. France however turned things around in the second half. les Bleues unloaded 44 points in the second half and drove to the win. Killian Hayes (194-G-01) tallied 13 points, 13 assists and 9 boards for France. Hugo Bergstrom (182-PG-01) had 18 points for Sweden.

Italy - Montenegro 47-68
Montenegro defeated Italy to reach the quarterfinal stage. Stefan Vlahovic (193-F/G-01) tallied 18 points to lead the hosts. Italy posted a narrow 19:18 lead after ten minutes. But Montenegro held Italy to just 28 points in the next three quarters and rolled to the win. Viktor Vujisic (203-F-01) netted 16 points and grabbed 11 boards in the victory. Nicolo Mannion (187-PG-01) had 13 points for the Azzurri.

Israel - Turkey 66-89
Turkey coasted past Israel en route to the quarterfinal stage. Mustafa Kurtuldum (193-G-01) delivered 22 points to lead the charge. Turkey accounted for a 46:29 halftime lead. They outscored Israel in the next two quarters and raced to the win. Omer Kucuk (189-PG-01) produced 19 points, 10 assists and 9 boards in the victory. Raziel Hayun (194-SG-01) replied with 14 points for Israel.

Lithuania - Finland 70-58
Lithuania outgunned Finland to secure the quarterfinal birth at the championship. Marek Blazevic (206-C-01) delivered 22 points and 8 boards for the Baltic team. Lithuania recorded a 34:24 halftime lead. They used a 21:14 rally in the fourth frame to snatch the victory. Nojus Pankratjevas (185-PG-01) had 14 points in the win. Mustapha Amzil (203-PF-01) replied with 12 points and 9 boards for Finland.

Latvia - Russia 83-81 OT
Latvia outlasted Russia in overtime to stay in the title race in Podgorica. Kristaps Kilps (194-SG-01) came up with 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Baltic team. Russia recorded a 39:33 halftime lead. They boosted the gap at 8-point mark heading into the fourth frame. But Latvia used a 22:14 run to force overtime. They added 13 points in the extra period and rolled to the victory. Ojars Berzins (191-G-01) had 18 points for the winning side. Denis Kovalev (192-SG-01) replied with 20 points for Russia.

Slovenia - Croatia 65-76
Croatia outgunned Slovenian en route to the quarterfinals in Podgorica. Matej Rudan (204-C-01) delivered 23 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Croatia and Slovenia were tied at 36 after twenty minutes. Croatia however ignited a 40:29 run in the second half to ice the win. Viktor Saric (203-F/C-01, agency: Octagon Europe) netted 16 points and collected 10 rebounds for the winners. Gregor Glas (196-G/F-01, agency: BeoBasket) came up with 22 points for Slovenia.

Spain - Estonia 59-54
Spain outscored Estonia in Round of 16 clash. Santiago Aldama (207-SF-01) delivered 13 points for the winners. Spain accounted for an 18:6 lead after ten minutes. Estonia used a strong 23:12 rally in the third term to pull within a single point. But Spain bounced back with an 18:14 run in the fourth term to seal the win. Golden Dike (207-F-01) had 10 points and 10 rebounds in the victory. Kaspar Kitsing (195-F/G-01) tossed in 15 points for Estonia.

Germany - Serbia 55-59
Serbia held off Germany to enter the quarterfinal stage. Aleksandar Langovic (204-F/C-01) tallied 18 points and 20 rebounds to lead the winners. Serbia accumulated a 33:29 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 6-point mark heading into the fourth frame. Germany pulled closer in the final period but could not avoid the loss. Djordje Pazin (200-SF-01) had 15 points for the winners. Luc Van Slooten (202-F/G-02) produced 13 points for Germany.




Division B. Day 5 in Sofia - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Belarus - Romania 85-43
Belarus clinched the third victory in Sofia as they beat Romania today. Aliaksei Navoichyk (190-PG-01) stepped up with 22 points for the winners. Belarus accumulated a 49:22 halftime lead and cruised to the victory in the second half. Alex Tsynkevich (201-PF-01) had 12 points and 10 boards in the victory. Constantin Gavriloaia (196-SF-01) had 16 points for Romania.

Switzerland - Greece 39-111
Greece coasted past Switzerland to remain undefeated in Sofia. Dimitrios Karaiskos (208-C-01) netted 19 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for the Hellenes. Greece unloaded 57 points in the first half to take a comfortable halftime lead. They added 54 points in the second part of the game to ease to the win. Aristotelis Sotiriou had 18 points in the victory. Noe Lugt (198-PF-01) tossed in 12 points for Switzerland.

Belgium - Iceland 89-63
Belgium clinched the second position in Group A. They stormed past Iceland to finish preliminary round at 4-1 record. Niels De Ridder (195-F-01) scored 25 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and issued 5 assists for the winners. Belgium accumulated a 44:33 halftime lead. They sank 45 points in the second half to march to the win. Thomas Van Hille (186-SG-01) and Haris Bratanovic (208-C-01) had 17 points each for the winners. Dui Jonsson (178-PG-01) responded with 16 points for Iceland.

Group B
Bulgaria - Poland 75-72
Bulgaria overcame Poland but finished just fourth in Group B. Mihail Modlov (01) notched 15 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Bulgaria eked out a 35:32 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 6-point mark heading into the fourth quarter and hung on to claim the win. Konstantin Kostadinov (202-PF-03), Emiliyan Grudov (195-F/G-01) and Aleksandar Stoimenov (190-SG-01) notched 11 points each for the winners. Igor Yoka and Mateusz Kaszowski replied with 15 points each for Poland.

Denmark - Ukraine 64-96
Ukraine claimed the third victory in Group B as they trounced Denmark. Yurii Romanovskyi (192-SF-01) and Igor Serheiev topscored with 14 points each for Ukraine. Ukraine accumulated a 47:36 halftime advantage. They went on a 28:9 run in the third term to clear off for good. Serhii Melnyk (192-SG-01) had 13 points in the victory. Andreas Mortensen (186-G-01) had 12 points for Denmark.

Holland - Cyprus 98-43
Netherlands prevailed against Cyprus to improve at 5-0 record on top of Group B. Tristan Enaruna (204-PF-01) had 16 points for the Dutch team. Netherlands accumulated a 50:21 halftime advantage. They unloaded 48 points in the second half to rally to the victory. Bas Leyte (203-C-01) notched 15 points for the winners. Filippos Tigkas (175-PG-02) had 7 points for Cyprus.

Group C
Hungary - Bosnia 79-65
Hungary rallied past Bosnia to seal their quarterfinal appearance. Peter Filipovity (188-SG-01) was responsible for 17 points and 6 boards to lead the charge. Bosnia accumulated a 35:25 halftime advantage. But Hungary used a massive 32:13 run in the fourth quarter to snatch a crucial win. Tamas Pallai (192-SG-01) tossed in 13 points in the victory. Timur Krupalija (204-F-01) replied with 15 points and 14 boards for Bosnia.

Czech Republic - Ireland 66-62
Czech Republic held off Ireland to improve at 5-0 record on top of Group C. Nikolaos Noumeros (196-SF-01) tallied 14 points and 9 boards for the winning side. The teams were knotted at 33 at the big break. Czech Republic poured in 33 points in the second half and snatched a tough win. Matej Fanta (201-PF-01) had 12 points in the victory. Oluwasanmi Fajana (198-C-01) had 17 points and 9 boards for Ireland.

Norway - Slovakia 47-73
Slovakia finally clinched the first win in Sofia. They snapped four-game losing skid and edged Norway in Group C. Adam Korfanta (175-PG-01) netted 16 points for the winning side. Slovakia grabbed a 39:27 halftime lead. They went on a 20:9 run in the third term to clear off for good. Filip Rakai tossed in 11 points in the victory. Lars Nilsen had 16 points for Norway.

Group D
Luxembourg - FYR Macedonia 71-75
FYR Macedonia held off Luxembourg for the second victory in Group D. Dario Mitevski (185-G-01) tossed in 20 points in the win. Luxembourg looked well in control in the first half. They grabbed a 45:33 halftime advantage. But FYR Macedonia bounced back with a 25:11 run in the fourth quarter to snatch the win. Luka Naumovski (180-PG-01) had 19 points in the victory. Felix Vlaminck (188-SG-01) replied with 22 points for Luxembourg.

Portugal - United Kingdom 54-64
Great Britain celebrated the fifth consecutive win in Group D. They topped Portugal to enter the quarterfinal stage unbeaten. Tomiwa Sulaiman (196-PF-01) and Mate Okros (197-G-00) had 18 points apiece for the winning team. Great Britain grabbed a 30:25 halftime lead. They held Portugal to just 29 points in the second half to race to the win. Hugo Ferreira (178-SG-01) and Andre Cruz (192-SG-02) chipped in 12 points apiece for Portugal.

Georgia - Kosovo 77-48
Georgia fired past Kosovo to improve at 4-1 record in Group D. Irakli Sulkhanishvili (195-SG-01) netted 15 points and collected 11 rebounds in the win. Georgia accumulated a 40:27 halftime lead. They stayed in charge throughout the second half and rallied to the win. Rati Andronikashvili (190-PG-01) produced 14 points, 6 assists and 6 steals in the victory. Erhan Sholla (197-SF-01) banked in 17 points for Kosovo.




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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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Fadi EL KHATIB
  (198-F/G-79)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. El-Khatib, LEB24.3 
 2. Madanly, SYR20.5 
 3. Saad, QAT20.0 
 4. Yakhchali, IRI18.0 
 5. Guo, CHN18.0 
 6. Aljabi, SYR17.8 
 7. Romeo, PHI17.7 
 8. Jamshidi, IRI16.7 
 9. Chou, TAI16.5 
 10. Haddadi, IRI16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mohammad HUSSEIN
  JOR
  (210-C-90)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Hussein, JOR10.3 
 2. Galloway, IRQ9.5 
 3. Singh, IND8.7 
 4. Reid, HKG8.7 
 5. Erfan, QAT8.7 
 6. Haddadi, IRI8.0 
 7. Todorovic, SYR7.8 
 8. Delany, NZL7.7 
 9. Hodgson, AUS7.5 
 10. Alhamarsheh, JOR7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Hamed HADDADI
  IRI
  (218-C-85)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Haddadi, IRI8.7 
 2. Abdeen, JOR7.8 
 3. Park, KOR6.3 
 4. Galloway, IRQ6.3 
 5. Newley, AUS6.0 
 6. Castro-W., PHI5.0 
 7. Kim, KOR4.8 
 8. Jamshidi, IRI4.7 
 9. El-Khatib, LEB4.5 
 10. Singh, IND4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Sajjad MASHAYEKHI
  (180-PG-94)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Mashayekhi, IRI3.3 
 2. Galloway, IRQ3.0 
 3. El-Hadary, QAT2.7 
 4. Liu, TAI2.5 
 5. Brown, JPN2.5 
 6. Alhamarsheh, JOR2.3 
 7. Mezher, LEB2.0 
 8. Zhou, CHN2.0 
 9. Delany, NZL2.0 
 10. Hamad, IRQ2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Japeth AGUILAR
  (206-C-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Aguilar, PHI2.7 
 2. Hameed, IRQ2.3 
 3. Hussein, JOR1.8 
 4. Hu, CHN1.8 
 5. Zaghab, JOR1.8 
 6. Norwood, PHI1.7 
 7. Singh, IND1.7 
 8. Al-Khafaji, IRQ1.5 
 9. Haidar, LEB1.5 
 10. Lee, KOR1.5 


Jordan, China, Lebanon and South Korea enter quarterfinals - by Eurobasket News

Jordan - Iraq 84-70
Jordan fired past Iraq to seal their quarterfinal appearance in Beirut. Mahmoud Abdeen (191-PG-87) and Amin Abuhawwas (190-G-94, college: Mars Hill) delivered 18 points each for the winners. Jordan led by just a single point at the interval 38:37. However they went on a 23:14 run in the third term to clear off. Jordan sank 23 points in the fourth quarter and raced to the victory. Mousa Alawadi tossed in 17 points for Jordan. Mohammed Al-Khafaji (206-C-91) topscored with 21 points and 7 rebounds for Iraq.

China - Syria 81-79
China used a massive fourth-quarter rally to tame Syria in Beirut. Syria looked for an upset as they built an 8-point lead at the interval 49:41. Syria extended the advantage to as many as 12 points heading into the fourth quarter. But China fueled a 25:11 rescue rally to snatch victory. Gen Li (196-F-88) had 19 points, while Han Dejun (215-C-89) added 14 points for the winners. Micheal Madanly (194-SF-81) replied with 35 points and 7 assists for Syria.

Lebanon - Taiwan 90-77
Lebanon fired past Taiwan to pave their way into the quarterfinal stage. Fadi El Khatib (198-F/G-79) scored 30 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and issued 4 assists to lead the hosts. Lebanon sank 54 points in the first half to take a 17-point halftime lead. Taiwan narrowed the distance in the second half but could not overcome the deficit as Lebanon eased to the victory. Mohamad Haidar notched 16 points for the winners. Yi-Hsiang Chou (190-G-91) and Cheng Liu (192-F-90) nailed 17 points each for Taiwan.

Japan - South Korea 68-81
South Korea outscored Japan to enter quarterfinal stage in Beirut. Sun-Hyung Kim (187-G-88) and Oh Sek-Eun (200-C-87) delivered 16 points each for the winners. Japan recorded a 41:39 halftime advantage. But South Korea erased the deficit and put their noses in front in the third term. They went on a strong 24:12 run in the fourth stanza to seal the win. Heo Ung (183-G-93) chipped in 11 points for the Korean team. Ira Brown (193-F-82, college: Gonzaga) was responsible for 14 points for Japan.




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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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ToPo inks Milton Jennings, ex Winterthur - by Eurobasket News

Torpan Pojat Helsinki (1st Division) signed 27-year old American forward Milton Jennings (206-102kg-90, college: Clemson). He played last season at BC Winterthur in Swiss LNA league. In 11 games he had 13.1ppg, 9.1rpg, 2.4apg, 1.5spg and 1.2bpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Jennings' team made it to the Italian LNP Silver Playoffs Semifinals in 2014. He was selected to High School McDonald's All-Star Game back in 2009 at his college time.
Jennings has played previously professionally in Italy (Kleb Basket Ferrara) and FYR Macedonia (MZT Skopje).
He attended Clemson University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.
Jennings could be described: A forward/center with great athletic skills, he's fundamentally sound and is expected to improve a lot in his first professional season.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lithuania crush France in Kaunas - by Eurobasket News

Lithuania - France 96:71

Lithuania celebrated a comfortable victory over France in the exhibition clash in Kaunas. Mantas Kalnietis (195-PG-86, agency: Players Group) scored 18 points to pace the hosts.
The hosts sank 23 points in the first period to take a 7-point lead. France picked up the tempo in the second frame. les Blues went on a 26:16 run to ensure a 39:42 halftime lead. But Lithuania quickly bounced back in the second half. They unleashed 30 points in the third term to take a 13-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. They followed with a 27:15 run in the final term to roll to the victory. Jonas Maciulis (198-F-85) chipped in 15 points, while Donatas Motiejunas (213-F/C-90) had 13 points in the win. Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) replied with 16 points for France. Thomas Heurtel (189-PG-89, agency: BeoBasket) had 13 points in the defeat.

Lithuania: Mantas Kalnietis 18, Jonas Maciulis 15, Donatas Motiejunas 13
France: Nando De Colo 16, Thomas Heurtel 13



Caen signs Jarvis Williams - by Eurobasket News

Caen Basket Calvados (ProB) signed 24-year old American power forward Jarvis Williams (198-98kg-93, college: Murray State) from Boulazac Basket Dordogne. In 42 ProB games in France he had very impressive stats: 15.7ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.0apg and 1.5spg last season. Great year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-French ProB 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
He ended the previous (2015-16) season at Tofas in Turkish TBL where in 9 games he recorded 13.4ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.0spg. But the most of that year Williams spent at Slask in Polish TBL. In 21 games he averaged remarkable 17.2ppg, 8.9rpg, 1.1apg and 1.2spg. He also played 10 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he was the best scorer with 14.3ppg and got 9.2rpg (#5 in the league) and 1.4spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Williams' team won OVC West Division Regular Season for two years in a row (2014 and 2015).
He graduated from Murray State in 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Caen Basket Calvados roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ludovic Chelle
Thomas Cornely
Sebastien Cape
Ibrahima Sidibe

Forwards:
Gregg Thondique
B.J. Monteiro
Marc-Eddy Norelia
Eddy Djedje

Centers:
Moustapha Diarra
Jarvis Williams
Bastien Vautier

Coach: Herve Coudray

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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By Eurobasket Data Center

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Maccabi Ashdod adds Warech to their roster, ex Vechta - by Nir Luna

Maccabi Ashdod (Winner League) added to their roster 26-year old American (has also German passport) swingman Travis Warech (193-90kg-91, college: Ithaca). He spent his 4-year professional career in Germany. He has played for the last two seasons at SC Rasta Vechta in German BBL league. In 29 games he recorded 3.8ppg and 1.6rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Warech played at Hamburg Towers (ProA) in German league where in 7 games he averaged 7.4ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.3apg. He helped them to win the regular season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Warech's college team won Empire8 Tournament in 2013. He was also voted All-Empire8 2nd Team back in 2013.
Warech has played also professionally for other German teams like EnBW Ludwigsburg and Oettinger Rockets Gotha.
He attended Ithaca College until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Maccabi Ashdod roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Guni Israeli
Sek Henry
Cameron Long

Forwards:
Travis Warech
Adam Ariel
David Laury
Nimrod Levi

Center:
Gerald Lee

Coach: Brad Greenberg

By Eurobasket Data Center

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United lands Casey Prather, ex Ratiopharm - by Eurobasket News

Melbourne United (NBL) tabbed 26-year old American swingman Casey Prather (198-96kg-91, college: Florida). He played most recently at Ratiopharm in German BBL league. In 13 games he averaged 8.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.2apg last season. Prather helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals. He also played that season for Perth Wildcats where in 32 NBL games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 19.5ppg and recorded 4.6rpg, 3.5apg and 1.6spg (in top 3). Prather contributed to his team winning the league title (twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Australiabasket.com All-Australian NBL Forward of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements Prather received HS All-West Player of the Year award back in 2009 and 2010 at his college time.
Prather has played previously professionally in NBA (Phoenix Suns) and NBA G League (Northern Arizona Suns).
He attended University of Florida until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Prather's outlook: A hard-working athletic forward who loves physical play and rebounding on both ends of the floor...Able to easily navigate traffic with his ball-handing skills to generate scoring opportunities.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Dragons add Elksnis to their roster, ex Jelgava - by Eurobasket News

Dragons Rhoendorf (ProB) added to their roster 25-year old Latvian center Ronalds Elksnis (203-92, college: John Brown). He played last season at BK Jelgava/BJSS in Latvian LBL2. In 34 games he recorded 11.7ppg, 6.4rpg, 2.3apg and 1.0spg. Elksnis helped them to win the LBL D2 title. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Latvian LBL D2 Honorable Mention.
The most of previous (2015-16) season he spent at Gulbenes Buki (LBL) in Latvian league where in 23 games he averaged 12.8ppg, 10.0rpg, 3.0apg and 1.2spg. Elksnis also played that season for Gulbene (also in LBL2). In 23 games he had 12.8ppg, 10.0rpg (#5 in the league) and 3.0apg.
Elksnis graduated from John Brown University in 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Dragons Rhoendorf roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Patrick Reusch
Valentin Blass
Fabian Vermum
Kameron Taylor
Anton Geretzki

Forwards:
Thomas Michel
KJ Sherrill

Center:
Ronalds Elksnis

Coach: Thomas Adelt

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Khalil Keel (I Am Never Satisfied Because If You Are Content Than The Next Person Will Outwork You) - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Khalil Keel (188-G) is a 188cm guard from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that like so many other players is looking to fullfil his dream of playing professional basketball. He has had extensive experience at the college level with schools like Lackawanna College, Lander (NCAA2) and Goldey-Beacom (NCAA2). He recently took part with the 2017 Howard Hoops international tour in Germany. He spoke to eurobasket about basketball.

Khalil thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. You are in Germany taking part in the Howard Hoops international tour. How did this all come about? Did you send Ron Howard videos or how did it come about that you could join this tour?

An agent that I know told me about the tour, then I reached out to Ron Howard and he gave me the information for the tour

You got off the plane on Friday played a game at night and three games on Sunday. That is 160 minutes of basketball in two days. How is your body holding out?

Playing games consistently after an 8 hour flight is brutal to the body, but it wasn't anything I couldn't adapt to. I just had to give it my all regardless

You were thrown together with a bunch of guys that you had never played with before with Howard Hoops all looking to fulfill their dream of playing professional basketball. Do you feel like after this weekends performance that you played to your best potential? You stated that you could have been more consistent.

Yes I feel as though I played well. I just always strive for perfection, so I can always use improvement.

You're a guy that is never satisfied with your performance. Where did you get this trait of always wanting to be better?

This trait comes from growing up in Philly. In my city, if you become content, the next person will out work you as soon as you are comfortable. Therefore I always try to point out where I could've done better during: training, games, etc. It's just a self made mindset.

In the first game against TV Idstein you scored 21 points and really dominated against the competition. At times it really looked easy. Did it at times feel like you were a man playing with kids?

Yes the games did feel rather easy. In America we play a much faster pace, which allowed me to really put the pressure on the players here in Germany.

What were you primarily working on this weekend on your game? Just bringing your strengths so coaches could get the best impression of you or did you also incorporate other dimensions of your game into the 4 games?

I just tried to play to my strengths and play well with my team. We all didn't know each other, so I thought it was essential to figure out a way to incorporate my strengths to theirs.

You have described your game to a athletic type of Monta Ellis. What else besides shooting the ball would you list as a strength in your game?

Besides shooting the ball, I bring a defensive prowess to the game. Defense excites me the most, so I put my all into it. There's nothing better than watching a team play great defense together and dominate the game whole game.


You were a very feisty defender. Does your game start with your defense?

Yes, defense is the best part my game. My objective is to keep the other team from scoring, and to score at will on the other end.


Were you surprised how unselfish the Howard Hoops team was? There were no ego's but general nice sharing of the ball. How much did that have to do with the special character guys that this team had?

I was very surprised of how unselfish the team was. Naturally, an American style of basketball can be selfish at times so I was uncertain of how we a group of people who were unfamiliar with each other would make it work, but there were great guys on the team who understood that teamwork is the only way to win.


Which other Howard Hoops player impressed you most this weekend and do you feel like you could pick some things from other player's game here that you might be able to add to your game?

I was surprised by Corey Lewis. I didn't know what to expect from him but he played well, showed some versatility.


You said that Ron Howard is a very trustworthy and dependant guy and that he had not lied about anything and been very truthful. The basketball world is all about money and everyone looking after themselves. It seems like a very untypical L.A thing to do, but that is how Howard is. Doesn't basketball need more guys like him?


Yea, Ron has been a great guy. You can tell he naturally cares about the culture of basketball. He seems to be involved in every way. There definitely needs to be more guys like him.


What do you feel was the most important thing that you gained form your Howard Hoops experience? Do you feel that not only your game, but interaction with teammates help shape your character?

This whole experience just teaches you to be humble and trust the process.


You played at schools Lackawanna College, Lander (NCAA2) and Goldey-Beacom (NCAA2). How important was it for you to get this vast experience and how was it better and more advantageous having been at three schools instead of one?

Attending multiple schools was beneficial. I've encountered different styles of coaching, individual game styles of teammates and opponents, team game plans, etc. So I appreciate every school I went to.

Who won a one on one in practice you or Shakeem Wilson?

Shakeem and I competed with each other with intentions to push each other to the next level so if we played it would be until we couldn't play any more.


Your from Philadelphia which is a big town, but just how widespread is the basketball community. One guy who seems to know everyone is Michael Hakim Jordan who had a long career in Europe and now is the assistant coach at Colgate. Have ou ever had any dealings with him?


Yea Philadelphia is a big time basketball cultured city. No I haven't had the opportunity to meet him, but hopefully one day I can.


How does a summer work out day look like for you on and off the court?

The summer is vigorous for me. Every day begins at 5:30 and is full of training to work on technique, conditioning, and strength.


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


Micheal Jordan, Lebron James , Hakeem Olajuwon, Magic Johnson


Canada continue to make strides as a basketball nation. Where do you see the future going and what players should one watch in the coming years that will really break out?


I am not too familiar with all of the new players coming up, but I know that the talent of these kids is outrageous now


Lebron James failed to win his fourth NBA title and is still three away from Michael Jordan. Where does Lebron stand right now in your opinion in the never ending debate of who is the best of all-time?

Lebron James is the best player in basketball in my opinion. He's flat out amazing, we will never see anyone like him again


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?

Russell Westbrook seems to be very competitive, so I think his focus is to win games


How do you summarize the 2017 NBA Draft. What sleepers do you see playing a role in the NBA?

The Sixers have some pieces from the draft that will help them win many more games


Where will the journey of the Houston Rockets go this season with Chris Paul and James Harden in the back court. Do they have enough to make a serious run at the title or is something missing?

The Houston Rockets will have a great season but I can't see anyone beating the Warriors now that they have KD.


What was the last movie that you saw?

The last movie I saw was the last Planet of the Apes.


Thanks Khalil for the chat.




The Name Smith Isn't Rare, But The Crailsheim Merlins Get A Unique Michael Smith - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Michael Smith (193-G-95) may not be the most unusual name as one could probaly find one in every city or possibly two or three, but currently there are 33 players listed by that name, but the Crailsheim Merlins hope that he will standout and become a name in the small city that will always be remembered. Smith is a 22 year old 193 cm shooting guard from California that will be starting his professional basketball career in Germany with the Crailsheim Merlins. He played the last 4 years with Cal.Baptist (NCAA2) playing 110 games.He totally dominated the NCAA 2 as a senior playing 25 games averaging 24.6ppg, 6.2rpg, 3.5apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 54.4%, 3PT: 39.4%, FT: 83.5%. "Michael is a very talented rookie that has very good conditions for a professional career. Now it depends how quickly he can adapt to teh European style. Then he can vitalize the team structure with his bllod", stressed manager Ingo Enskat.

Smith who had a work out with the Los Angeles Lakers recently started his basketball career at South San Francisco, CA / El Camino High School and then moved to Cal.Baptist (NCAA2) in 2013 and as a freshman played 28 games averaging 8.4ppg, 3.3rpg, FGP: 39.4%, 3PT: 30.5%, FT: 81.4%. In his second season at Cal.Baptist (NCAA2) the American played 23 games avergaing 10.7ppg, 4.7rpg, FGP: 51.6%, 3PT: 43.4%, FT: 71.4%. In his junior season at Cal.Baptist (NCAA2) he played 34 games averaging 21.4ppg, 6.6rpg, 2.8apg, FGP: 57.8%, 3PT: 36.3%, FT: 83.6%. "The playing style that he had at his school show many elements of teh European style. That will help him quickly to get used to our style. Besides his basketball abilities, he brings the needed intensity and energy", stressed head coach Tuomas Iisalo. He had huge games at school as in his junior season he scored in double figures in 29 games. His bests coring games were against Dominican Ca and Dixe St with 33 points apiece and he also netted 30 points against Hawaii Hilo. In his senior year he also had some major explosions as he scored in double figures in all 25 games and scored 20 points or more 19 times. he had big 42 and 39 point games against Cal San Diego, and a 35 point effort against BYU Hawaii. He also produced two double doubles.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been PacWest Regular Season Champion -14, PacWest Tournament Semifinals -14, PacWest Tournament Finalist -15, NCAA D2 Sweet 16 -15, PacWest Tournament Winner -16, All-PacWest All-Tournament MVP -16, All-PacWest Player of the Year -16, 17, All-PacWest 1st Team -16, 17, PacWest All-Tournament Team -16, NABC NCAA D2 All-America Team -16, 17, NABC NCAA D2 All-West District 1st Team -16, PacWest Regular Season Runner-Up -17, and NABC NCAA D2 All-West District 2nd Team -17.

Source:Crailsheim Merlins










TV Langen Add Nick Smith - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Regionalliga team TV Langen have added Nick Smith (203-F-95). Smith is a 22 year old 203cm forward from Austin, Texas that will be starting his professional career in Germany. He played at Belmont (NCAA) from 2013-2017 playing a total of 125 NCAA games. In his freshman season he played 35 games averaging 3.0ppg, 1.1rpg. In his second season at Belmont (NCAA) he played 33 games averaging 6.8ppg, 2.0rpg, FGP: 48.7%, 3PT: 39.2%.In his junior season at Belmont (NCAA) he played 28 games averaging 6.5ppg, 1.8rpg, FGP: 80.0%, 3PT: 35.9%, FT: 69.0%. In his senior season at Belmont (NCAA) he played 29 games averaging 9.1ppg, 1.7rpg, FGP: 77.8%, 3PT: 42.8%, FT: 95.0%. In his senior season he scored in double figures in 13 games including a 30 point explosion against Tennessee-Martin where he hit 10 three's, a 24 point effort against Morehead State and a 22 point game against SIU Edwardsville.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been USA U18 National Team -12, Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Mannheim (Germany) -12, OVC Regular Season East Division Champion -14, OVC Tournament Finalist -14, NIT Elite Eight -14, OVC East Division Regular Season Co-Champion -15, OVC Tournament Winner -15, OVC East Division Regular Season Champion -16, 17, OVC Tournament Semifinals -16, 17, and NIT Sweet 16 -17



Georgetown Grad Reggie Cameron Signs With The Art Giants - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Reggie Cameron (201-F) will start his professional basketball career in Germany with Regionalliga team Art Giants Duesseldorf. Cameron is a 22 year old 201cm forward from Hackensack, NJ that played at Seton Hall Prep and Hudson Cathoic high school and in his senior year averaged 23,0ppg, 8,0rpg and 4,0apg. He then moved to the very well known Georgetown university (NCAA) playing there from 2013-2017 playing a total of 112 games and as a senior played 17 games averaging 1.7ppg. His most productive season at Georgetown was his junior year where he played 32 games averaging 5.6ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 51.2%, 3PT: 35.6%, FT: 77.8%. His best games at Georgetown was a 15 point game in a win against St Johns, a 14 point effort in a victory against Wisconsin, a 13 point game in a loss against UCONN. AWards and achievements in his basketball career have been NIT Sweet 16 -14, Big East Regular Season Co-Runner-Up -15, and Big East Tournament Semifinals -15.

Source:Art Giants Duesseldorf



Dylan Travis Makes Next Step Moving To The ScanPlus Baskets - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

According to eurobasket sources, Dylan Travis (190-G-93, college: Florida Southern) will make the next step in his professional career and play with ambitious pro B team ScanPlus Baskets. Travis is a 24 year old 190cm guard from Omaha, Nebraska that will be playing his second professional season. He played at three schools in the States and last season as a rookie played with Rot-Weiss Cuxhaven (Germany-Regionalliga) playing 17 games averaging 14.9ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.9apg, 2.2spg, FGP: 52.0%, 3PT: 40.2%, FT: 70.5%. He was an instruemnetal part of the team's success and for them moving up to the Pro B.Eurobasket interviewed Travis at the begining of July and at that point, the future of Cuxhaven was still in the air as they were getting their finances straightened out and at that time he might have returned and if not was hoping some other team would appreciate his skills. ". I hope a club can see even though my numbers aren't crazy, I do the things a good teammate does that are crucial for winning games", stressed Dylan Travis. Travis is fortunate that the ScanPlus Baskets noticed his talent.

Last season as a rookie, Travis scored in double figures in 14 games including a 27 point game against Alba Berlin 2, 22 points against Weser and 21 points against Wusterhausen. He also contributed two double doubles against Westerstede with 18 points and 13 rebounds and 19 points and 10 rebounds against Hannover. Travis started his basketball career with Midland (NAIA) playing 25 games averaging 7.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 41.3%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 67.5%. He then moved to Iowa Central CC (JUCO) and then in 2014-2016 moved to Florida Southern (NCAA2) playing 25 games averaging 11.2ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.0apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 52.0%, 3PT: 33.0%, FT: 78.7%. As a senior at Florida Southern (NCAA2) he played 24 games averaging 21.5ppg, 7.3rpg, 4.9apg, 2.1spg, FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 40.1%, FT: 84.0%.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been NAIA D2 Elite Eight -13, ICCAC D2 All-Region 1st Team -14, All-NJCAA D2 Region XI 1st Team -14, SSC Regular Season Champion -15, SSC Tournament Winner -15, SSC All-Newcomer Team -15, NCAA D2 Champion -15, CoSIDA NCAA Division II Academic All-District 5 1st Team -16
CoSIDA NCAA Division II Academic All-America 3rd Team -16, All-SSC 1st Team -16, Reese's NCAA D2 All-Star Game -16, NABC NCAA D2 All-South District 2nd Team -16
Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga North 2nd Team -17, and German Regionalliga (North Group) Champion -17



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AS Diagoras Dryopideon lands Chris Likogiannis - by Chris Mammides

C newcomer AS Diagoras Dryopideon tabbed 33-year old swingman Chris Likogiannis (198-84). He played most recently at Peristeri GS Athens in the B. C will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Likogiannis helped them to win the group title (twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Greek B League 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Ionikos Nikaias (also in B). A very impressive season as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Greek B League Honorable Mention.
Likogiannis has spent his entire career in Greece playing for two other teams: Lavrio and G.Larissa-Faros.

AS Diagoras Dryopideon roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikos Pettas
Efthimis Karalis
Giorgos Koukas
Ilias Emiris
Leonidas Vaidakis

Forwards:
Panagiotis Mavroidakos
Michalis Karastamatis
Chris Likogiannis
Leonidas Papadolias
Kostas Biboudis

Centers:
Dimitris Katiakos
Kostas Difantis
Dimitris Karampapas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Shaquille Hines (ex Boras) is a newcomer at Koroivos - by Eurobasket News

ASA Koroivos Amaliadas (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American forward Shaquille Hines (203-88kg-93, college: UTRGV). He played most recently at Boras Basket in Swedish Basketligan. In 33 games he recorded 11.2ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.2apg last season.
Hines' team was regular season runner-up in GWC in 2013.
He graduated from University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

ASA Koroivos Amaliadas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Stathis Papadionysiou
Jahii Carson
Alexandros Spyridonidis
Marcus Posley

Forwards:
Ilias Theodorou
Shaquille Hines
Aaron Rountree_III

Centers:
Anastasios Antonakis
Yannis Sahpatzidis

Coach: Nikos Kalabakos

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Terrence Bieshaar signs at CB Clavijo - by Eurobasket News

Cocinas.com CB Clavijo Logrono (LEB Gold) landed 20-year old Dutch center Terrence Bieshaar (208-97, agency: Interperformances). He is not a newcomer in Spanish League as he played most recently at Joventut (Liga Endesa). Liga Endesa was a little too high level for him, where in four Liga Endesa games he did not score anything. LEB Gold will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Bieshaar received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B Honorable Mention award in 2017.
The previous (15-16) season Bieshaar played at Arenys (EBA). In 22 games he averaged 12.5ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.0apg.
He represented Holland at the European Championships U20 Division B in Oradea (Romania) this year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 15.0ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.6apg, 1.0spg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 59.2%, FT: 77.8%.

Cocinas.com CB Clavijo Logrono roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Felix Balamou
Erik Quintela
Kevin Olekaibe
Tre' Coggins

Forwards:
William Gutenius
Evan Yates

Center:
Terrence Bieshaar

Coach: Jenaro Diaz

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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Jesus Sanmartin (ex Almassera) agreed terms with Sligo All-Stars - by Eurobasket News

Mercy College Sligo All-Stars (Division 1) inked 31-year old Spaniard center Jesus Sanmartin (199-86). He played most recently at Almassera in Spanish EBA league. In 14 games he recorded 3.4ppg and 1.9rpg last season.
Sanmartin has played also professionally for other Spanish teams like Molina, Atarfe and L Alfas.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tyler Stone (ex Chiba Jets) joins Galil Gilboa - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Galil Gilboa (Winner League) agreed terms with 26-year old American power forward Tyler Stone (203-104kg-91, college: Southeast Missouri State, agency: Diamond Sports). He played last season at Chiba Jets in Japanese B League. In 57 games he had very impressive stats: 17.9ppg, 7.2rpg and 2.3apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese B League 6th Man of the Year, named to All-Imports Team and named to 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Stone played at Cretan Kings in Greek A1 where in 22 games he recorded 13.0ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg.
Stone has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
He has played also professionally in Turkey (Besiktas and Denizli Basket).
Stone attended Southeast Missouri State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Hapoel Galil Gilboa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ezequiel Skverer
DAngelo Harrison
Joaquin Shuchman

Forwards:
Tal Karpels
Tyler Stone
Zach LeDay
Spencer Weisz

Center:
Ben Altit

Coach: Ariel Beit-Halamy

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Maccabi Ashdod adds Warech to their roster, ex Vechta - by Nir Luna

Maccabi Ashdod (Winner League) added to their roster 26-year old American (has also German passport) swingman Travis Warech (193-90kg-91, college: Ithaca). He spent his 4-year professional career in Germany. He has played for the last two seasons at SC Rasta Vechta in German BBL league. In 29 games he recorded 3.8ppg and 1.6rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Warech played at Hamburg Towers (ProA) in German league where in 7 games he averaged 7.4ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.3apg. He helped them to win the regular season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Warech's college team won Empire8 Tournament in 2013. He was also voted All-Empire8 2nd Team back in 2013.
Warech has played also professionally for other German teams like EnBW Ludwigsburg and Oettinger Rockets Gotha.
He attended Ithaca College until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Maccabi Ashdod roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Guni Israeli
Sek Henry
Cameron Long

Forwards:
Travis Warech
Adam Ariel
David Laury
Nimrod Levi

Center:
Gerald Lee

Coach: Brad Greenberg

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Brandon Holcomb (ex Fondi Oasi) agreed terms with MBK Zilina - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted MBK ZU Zilina (SBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American center Brandon Holcomb (201-98kg-93, college: Radford). He played most recently at Fondi Oasi in Italian Serie C Gold. In 21 games he recorded 13.6ppg and 1.8apg last season.
Holcomb graduated from Radford University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Henry Sims is a newcomer at Vanoli Cremona - by Eurobasket News

Vanoli Cremona (Serie A) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old American center Henry Sims (208-111kg-90, college: Georgetown). He played last season at Salt Lake City Stars (NBA G League) in the U.S. In 25 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.0ppg, 9.2rpg and 1.8apg. Sims also played that season for Brave Dragons in Chinese CBA where in 11 games he averaged remarkable 22.4ppg, 11.6rpg and 1.3apg.
He played in the final of Big East Tournament in 2010.
Sims has played also professionally in Philippines, NBA (New Orleans Pelicans, Cleveland Cavaliers, Utah Jazz, Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks) and NBA G League (Erie Bay Hawks and Grand Rapids Drive).
He attended Georgetown University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

Vanoli Cremona roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Drake Diener
Travis Diener
Marco Portannese
Elijah Johnson
Michele Ruzzier

Forwards:
Landon Milbourne
Giulio Gazzotti
Kelvin Martin

Center:
Henry Sims

Coach: Romeo Sacchetti

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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Giorgio Galuppi joins Palestrina - by Eurobasket News

Citysightseeing Palestrina (Serie B) added to their roster 19-year old point guard Giorgio Galuppi (185-98). He played last season at NB Sora 2000 in the Serie C Gold.
The previous (15-16) season Galuppi played at FCM Ferentino (Serie A2). But in 11 games he had just 0.1ppg.

Citysightseeing Palestrina roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andrea Barsanti
Filippo Alessandri
Gianmarco Rossi
Giorgio Galuppi

Forwards:
Simone Gatti
Gianluca Lulli
Bruno Duranti

Centers:
Njegos Visnjic
Alessandro Paesano

Coach: Gianluca Lulli

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Tyler Stone (ex Chiba Jets) joins Galil Gilboa - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Galil Gilboa (Winner League) agreed terms with 26-year old American power forward Tyler Stone (203-104kg-91, college: Southeast Missouri State, agency: Diamond Sports). He played last season at Chiba Jets in Japanese B League. In 57 games he had very impressive stats: 17.9ppg, 7.2rpg and 2.3apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese B League 6th Man of the Year, named to All-Imports Team and named to 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Stone played at Cretan Kings in Greek A1 where in 22 games he recorded 13.0ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg.
Stone has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
He has played also professionally in Turkey (Besiktas and Denizli Basket).
Stone attended Southeast Missouri State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Hapoel Galil Gilboa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ezequiel Skverer
DAngelo Harrison
Joaquin Shuchman

Forwards:
Tal Karpels
Tyler Stone
Zach LeDay
Spencer Weisz

Center:
Ben Altit

Coach: Ariel Beit-Halamy

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Dragons add Elksnis to their roster, ex Jelgava - by Eurobasket News

Dragons Rhoendorf (ProB) added to their roster 25-year old Latvian center Ronalds Elksnis (203-92, college: John Brown). He played last season at BK Jelgava/BJSS in Latvian LBL2. In 34 games he recorded 11.7ppg, 6.4rpg, 2.3apg and 1.0spg. Elksnis helped them to win the LBL D2 title. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Latvian LBL D2 Honorable Mention.
The most of previous (2015-16) season he spent at Gulbenes Buki (LBL) in Latvian league where in 23 games he averaged 12.8ppg, 10.0rpg, 3.0apg and 1.2spg. Elksnis also played that season for Gulbene (also in LBL2). In 23 games he had 12.8ppg, 10.0rpg (#5 in the league) and 3.0apg.
Elksnis graduated from John Brown University in 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Dragons Rhoendorf roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Patrick Reusch
Valentin Blass
Fabian Vermum
Kameron Taylor
Anton Geretzki

Forwards:
Thomas Michel
KJ Sherrill

Center:
Ronalds Elksnis

Coach: Thomas Adelt

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Valery Likhodey (ex Khimki) agreed terms with Nevezis - by Eurobasket News

Nevezis Kedainiai (LKL) inked 31-year old Russian ex-international forward Valery Likhodey (205-97kg-86, agency: Alti Sport). He played most recently at BC Khimki Moscow Region in Russian VTB league. In 9 Eurocup games he recorded 3.6ppg and 1.8rpg last season. Likhodey helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 16 games in VTB United League where he averaged 3.1ppg and 1.7rpg. Likhodey contributed to his team making it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Unics Kazan in Russian league. In 17 Eurocup games he had 5.2ppg and 2.9rpg. Likhodey also played 26 games in VTB United League where he got 7.0ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.0apg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league.
Among other achievements Likhodey received Eurobasket.com All-Russian PBL Honorable Mention award back in 2011.
He was also a member of Russian international program for some years. Likhodey played for Russian Senior National Team between 2013 and 2014 and previously for University National Team in 2000.
He also represented Russia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago.
Likhodey has played also professionally for other Russian teams like CSKA Moscow, Spartak St.Petersburg, Krasnie Krilya, Samara 2nd team and Lokomotiv.

Nevezis Kedainiai roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Malcolm Grant
Gintautas Matulis
Rytis Juknevicius

Forwards:
Valery Likhodey
Laurynas Mikalauskas

Coach: Ramunas Cvirka

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Lithuania crush France in Kaunas - by Eurobasket News

Lithuania - France 96:71

Lithuania celebrated a comfortable victory over France in the exhibition clash in Kaunas. Mantas Kalnietis (195-PG-86, agency: Players Group) scored 18 points to pace the hosts.
The hosts sank 23 points in the first period to take a 7-point lead. France picked up the tempo in the second frame. les Blues went on a 26:16 run to ensure a 39:42 halftime lead. But Lithuania quickly bounced back in the second half. They unleashed 30 points in the third term to take a 13-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. They followed with a 27:15 run in the final term to roll to the victory. Jonas Maciulis (198-F-85) chipped in 15 points, while Donatas Motiejunas (213-F/C-90) had 13 points in the win. Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) replied with 16 points for France. Thomas Heurtel (189-PG-89, agency: BeoBasket) had 13 points in the defeat.

Lithuania: Mantas Kalnietis 18, Jonas Maciulis 15, Donatas Motiejunas 13
France: Nando De Colo 16, Thomas Heurtel 13



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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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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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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Kyle Wiltjer signs at the Raptors - by Eurobasket News

Toronto Raptors landed 25-year old Canadian forward Kyle Wiltjer (208-109kg-92, college: Gonzaga). He played most recently at Houston Rockets. But in 15 NBA games he averaged just 1.1ppg last season. Wiltjer helped them to make it to the conference semifinals.
He has never been drafted by the NBA. Wiltjer played in the final of D-League.
Among other achievements he received NABC All-District 9 1st Team award in 2015 and 2016 at his college time.
Wiltjer was also a member of Canadian international program for some years. He played for Canadian Senior National Team two years ago and previously for University National Team in 2013.
Wiltjer represented Canada at the Panamerican Games in Toronto (Canada) two years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 2 games: 1.0ppg, 1.0rpg.
Wiltjer graduated from Gonzaga University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.
He is described as: He's a highly skilled, versatile big man who can play inside and shoot from the perimeter. If you leave him open, he's going to hit the shot.

Toronto Raptors roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kyle Lowry
C.J. Miles
Lorenzo Brown
Malcolm Miller

Forwards:
Kyle Wiltjer
Alfonzo McKinnie
Kennedy Meeks
O.G. Anunoby

Center:
Serge Ibaka

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Wisconsin Badgers defeat NZ Breakers squad 85-75 in tour opener - by Eurobasket News

Wisconsin got off to a winning start on its five-game trip to New Zealand and Australia on Tuesday, beating an NZ Breakers squad 85-75. The Badgers were tied 57-57 after three quarters but pulled away to win the first of their two games in New Zealand. Wisconsin, the alma mater of current Breakers shooting guard Kirk Penney, will next play a Breakers selection in Tauranga on Thursday before playing three games in Australia on the 12-day trip. Sophomore Brevin Pritzl (6'3''-G) led Wisconsin with 27 points, while Ethan Happ (6'9''-F-96) added 17. Wisconsin coach Greg Gard used Brevin Pritzl, Happ, D'Mitrik Trice, Khalil Iverson (6'5''-G/F) and Alex Illikainen (6'9''-F) in a new-look starting formation. The team is building a new frontline around Happ following the departure of big men Nigel Hayes and Vitto Brown. The NCAA allows teams to make exhibition tours overseas every four years. Wisconsin's last overseas trip, to Canada in 2013 when it was also replacing much of its starting lineup, preceded the first of its back-to-back Final Four appearances. The Breakers have won the Australian National Basketball League (ANBL) in four of the last seven years. Meanwhile, the Breakers will face the Cairns Taipans, Perth Wildcats and Adelaide 36ers during the ANBL's Blitz preseason tournament from September 7-10 in Victoria. The Breakers will meet the Taipans and September 7 and Wildcats on September 9 at the Traralgon Basketball Centre in the Latrobe Valley, east of Melbourne, then the 36ers on September 10 in Whittlesea, north of Melbourne. "This will be an early hit out for us, with just over a week and a half together but while it might be a touch early for us in our preparation it is a good chance to bond together on the road as much as it is a chance to work on court," head coach Paul Henare said. The Breakers are close to confirming a preseason tour in New Zealand, with the announcement due in the next week.
Courtesy of: stuff.co.nz



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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What's next for D3 standout Joey Flannery? - by Moritz Korff

Where is Joey Flannery (6'5''-G, agency: Duran International) going to start his professional career? The 2017 NABC and D3hoops.com NCAA Division III Player of the Year is currently looking into opportunities in Europe, according to boxborough.wickedlocal.com. After completing his stellar college career at Babson University this spring, Flannery worked out with the Los Angeles Clippers in June. "I went into it with confidence. I felt like I belonged and it showed me I could compete anywhere", he told boxborough.wickedlocal.com.

An Acton, Massachusetts, native, Flannery enjoyed a tremendous four-year career at Babson College, scoring a total of 2620 points in 119 games, while pulling down 779 rebounds and dishing out 296 assists. He is Babson's eighth all-time leading scorer and guided the Beavers to a NCAA Division III national championship in March.



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Wisconsin Badgers defeat NZ Breakers squad 85-75 in tour opener - by Eurobasket News

Wisconsin got off to a winning start on its five-game trip to New Zealand and Australia on Tuesday, beating an NZ Breakers squad 85-75. The Badgers were tied 57-57 after three quarters but pulled away to win the first of their two games in New Zealand. Wisconsin, the alma mater of current Breakers shooting guard Kirk Penney, will next play a Breakers selection in Tauranga on Thursday before playing three games in Australia on the 12-day trip. Sophomore Brevin Pritzl (6'3''-G) led Wisconsin with 27 points, while Ethan Happ (6'9''-F-96) added 17. Wisconsin coach Greg Gard used Brevin Pritzl, Happ, D'Mitrik Trice, Khalil Iverson (6'5''-G/F) and Alex Illikainen (6'9''-F) in a new-look starting formation. The team is building a new frontline around Happ following the departure of big men Nigel Hayes and Vitto Brown. The NCAA allows teams to make exhibition tours overseas every four years. Wisconsin's last overseas trip, to Canada in 2013 when it was also replacing much of its starting lineup, preceded the first of its back-to-back Final Four appearances. The Breakers have won the Australian National Basketball League (ANBL) in four of the last seven years. Meanwhile, the Breakers will face the Cairns Taipans, Perth Wildcats and Adelaide 36ers during the ANBL's Blitz preseason tournament from September 7-10 in Victoria. The Breakers will meet the Taipans and September 7 and Wildcats on September 9 at the Traralgon Basketball Centre in the Latrobe Valley, east of Melbourne, then the 36ers on September 10 in Whittlesea, north of Melbourne. "This will be an early hit out for us, with just over a week and a half together but while it might be a touch early for us in our preparation it is a good chance to bond together on the road as much as it is a chance to work on court," head coach Paul Henare said. The Breakers are close to confirming a preseason tour in New Zealand, with the announcement due in the next week.
Courtesy of: stuff.co.nz



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Asker Aliens keep Yele for another season - by Eurobasket News

Asker Aliens BC (BLNO) re-signed experienced 35-year old Congolese international power forward Djo Yele (203-82). He has played there for the last five seasons. In 26 BLNO games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 22.0ppg and recorded 13.0rpg (#2 in the league), 2.9apg, 1.8spg and 1.8bpg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Norwegian BLNO Center of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team.
Yele won Norwegian BLNO championship title in 2015. He has been regularly called to Congolese Senior National Team since 2003.
Yele has played also professionally in South Africa (Suns), Tunisia (Club Africain) and DR Congo (Lupopo).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Asker Aliens.

Asker Aliens BC roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Aksel Bolinz
Stian Berg

Forward:
Torgrim Sommerfeldt

Center:
Djo Yele

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Asker Aliens welcome back Bolinz - by Eurobasket News

Asker Aliens BC (BLNO) landed 27-year old swingman Aksel Bolinz (201-100kg-90, college: N.Illinois). It is actually his comeback to Asker as he has played here before. Bolinz played most recently at Centrum in the BLNO. In 24 games he averaged impressive 18.5ppg, 11.0rpg (#5 in the league), 2.8apg, 1.9spg and 1.2bpg last season. Bolinz helped them to win the league title (twice). It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Norwegian BLNO Player of the Year, Domestic Player of the Year and Guard of the Year.
Bolinz represented Norway at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
He has played also professionally in Spain (Cambados).
Bolinz attended Northern Illinois University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Baguio lands in NLEX, Rice signs with TNT - by Aris Ignacio

The NLEX Road Warriors acquired veteran guard Cyrus Baguio (188-G-80) in a three team trade with the Phoenix Fuel Masters and GlobalPort Batang Pier in the middle of the ongoing Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governor's Cup.

Phoenix obtained forward Dylan Ababou (190-G/F-86) from GlobalPort and NLEX's 2020 Rookie Draft second round pick, while the Batang Pier received stretch forward Mac Baracael (193-F/G-85) from the Road Warriors.

The trade reunites the wiley guard Baguio with Yeng Guiao, whom the later coached during the championship years of the defunct Red Bull franchise.

The 37-year old guard will be playing in his fourth team where he also strut his wares with the Alaska Aces.

Ababou will be joining his sixth team overall and third franchise starting with the Blackwater Elite this season.

Baracael leaves NLEX for also his sixth team after playing for a year with the Road Warriors.

In other news, TNT KaTropa will be parading former National Basketball Association (NBA) forward Glen Rice (202-F-67, college: Michigan) Jr. (198-G/F-91, college: Georgia Tech)

Rice, is the son of NBA champion and legend Glen Rice and last played with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the NBA D-League averaging 20.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.8 steals.

The former Washington Wizard player will be replacing Michael Craig (196-G/F-91, college: S.Mississippi) after playing three games for the KaTropa.

Rice will be suiting up with TNT in their clash with the revamped Rain or Shine Elasto Painters on August 20.

Aris Ignacio is from the Philippines and has always been a big fan of Philippine basketball. Aris' follows the Philippine Basketball Association since the late 80's and has learned the history and personalities of the PBA. He also has interest with other basketball tournaments in the Philippines and beyond most specifically college basketball (UAAP, NCAA), the Asian Basketball League (ABL), FIBA Asia and World Cup tournaments. Follow Aris Ignacio on Twitter at aris_ignacio.



Alapag to coach Alab Pilipinas; Standhardinger set to play in ABL - by Aris Ignacio

Philippine basketball icon Jimmy Alapag (180-PG-77, college: CS San Bernar.) is the newest coach of Alab Pilipinas when the new season of the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) kicks of later this year.

The former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player and team manager was also an integral part of Gilas Pilipinas (Philippine National Team) who played in the 2014 World Championships in Spain.

The PBA's all-time league leader in three-point field goals made is currently one of the assistants for the national team.

Alapag will be replacing erstwhile coach Mac Cuan, who will be sliding as an assistant to the team.

In related news, Christian Standhardinger (206-F-89, college: Hawaii) will be playing with the ABL defending champions Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions as confirmed by his sports agent.

Standhardinger, who is a vital cog of the Gilas Pilipinas team, is currently in Lebanon competing for the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup.

In two games against powerhouse China and Iraq, the center-forward is averaging 15.5 points and 6.5 rebounds.

Aris Ignacio is from the Philippines and has always been a big fan of Philippine basketball. Aris' follows the Philippine Basketball Association since the late 80's and has learned the history and personalities of the PBA. He also has interest with other basketball tournaments in the Philippines and beyond most specifically college basketball (UAAP, NCAA), the Asian Basketball League (ABL), FIBA Asia and World Cup tournaments. Follow Aris Ignacio on Twitter at aris_ignacio.



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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.

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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

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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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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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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Valery Likhodey (ex Khimki) agreed terms with Nevezis - by Eurobasket News

Nevezis Kedainiai (LKL) inked 31-year old Russian ex-international forward Valery Likhodey (205-97kg-86, agency: Alti Sport). He played most recently at BC Khimki Moscow Region in Russian VTB league. In 9 Eurocup games he recorded 3.6ppg and 1.8rpg last season. Likhodey helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 16 games in VTB United League where he averaged 3.1ppg and 1.7rpg. Likhodey contributed to his team making it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Unics Kazan in Russian league. In 17 Eurocup games he had 5.2ppg and 2.9rpg. Likhodey also played 26 games in VTB United League where he got 7.0ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.0apg. He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league.
Among other achievements Likhodey received Eurobasket.com All-Russian PBL Honorable Mention award back in 2011.
He was also a member of Russian international program for some years. Likhodey played for Russian Senior National Team between 2013 and 2014 and previously for University National Team in 2000.
He also represented Russia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago.
Likhodey has played also professionally for other Russian teams like CSKA Moscow, Spartak St.Petersburg, Krasnie Krilya, Samara 2nd team and Lokomotiv.

Nevezis Kedainiai roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Malcolm Grant
Gintautas Matulis
Rytis Juknevicius

Forwards:
Valery Likhodey
Laurynas Mikalauskas

Coach: Ramunas Cvirka

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Aleksandar Capin (ex KK Primorska) agreed terms with KK Dynamic BG Beograd - by Eurobasket News

KK Dynamic BG Beograd (KLS) inked experienced 35-year old former Slovenian international point guard Aleksandar Capin (186-83kg-82). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Serbian passport. Capin played most recently at KK Primorska in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 17 games he recorded 7.4ppg, 1.9rpg and 3.9apg last season.
Capin ended the previous (2015-16) season at ASA Koroivos Amaliadas in Greek A1 where in 7 games he averaged 14.6ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.9apg. But the most of that year he spent at Igokea in Bosnia and Herzegovina league. In 18 ABA League games he had 8.9ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.8apg and 1.0spg.
Among other achievements Capin won Macedonian League championship title in 2015. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Macedonian League 3rd Team award in 2015.
Capin was a member of Slovenian international program for some years. He was called to Slovenian Senior National Team between 2004 and 2008 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2002.
Capin is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in France, Germany, Italy (Juvecaserta), Lithuania (Zalgiris), Montenegro (Buducnost), Russia (Lokomotiv), Turkey (Turk Telekom), Ukraine (Azovmash), Greece (Panionios), FYR Macedonia (MZT Skopje) and Serbia (Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac).
Capin is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at KK Dynamic BG Beograd.
Capin's game is described as: A very promising PG who plays very well the pick and roll offense, shoots well and has the leadership to play in big leagues. Has yet international experience, needs to improve his defense.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @yugobasket)

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Strahinja Gavrilovic signs at Partizan - by Eurobasket News

BC Partizan NiS Beograd (KLS) landed 24-year old power forward Strahinja Gavrilovic (206-102kg-93, college: USC) from KK Dynamic BG Beograd. In 39 KLS games he averaged 9.7ppg and 4.0rpg last season.
Gavrilovic was a member of Serbian U20 National Team between 2012 and 2013.
He has played previously for two other teams: Radnicki KG 06 and Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac.
Gavrilovic attended University of Southern California until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.
He is described as: Pound forward who has a solid inside and outside game out to three-point range.

BC Partizan NiS Beograd roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tom Wilson
Andreja Stevanovic
Aleksandar Aranitovic
Ian Baker

Forwards:
Marko Cakarevic
Jamie Skeen
Strahinja Gavrilovic

Center:
Obrad Tomic

Coach: Miroslav Nikolic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Andreja Stevanovic joins Partizan - by Eurobasket News

BC Partizan NiS Beograd (KLS) agreed terms with 22-year old guard Andreja Stevanovic (189-95) from KK Dynamic BG Beograd. In 31 KLS games he had very impressive stats: 15.5ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.1apg and 1.9spg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Stevanovic played at Borac where in 27 KLS games he recorded 10.1ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.9apg and 1.0spg.
Stevanovic has played previously for two other teams: Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac and Napredak.

BC Partizan NiS Beograd roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tom Wilson
Andreja Stevanovic
Aleksandar Aranitovic
Ian Baker

Forwards:
Marko Cakarevic
Jamie Skeen

Center:
Obrad Tomic

Coach: Miroslav Nikolic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Deon Thompson (ex Crvena Zvezda) could be added to Burgos roster - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos (Liga Endesa) is close to ink 29-year old American forward Deon Thompson (203-111kg-88, college: N.Carolina) who played last time at Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd in Serbia. Thompson managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 17 KLS games he recorded 5.5ppg and 3.0rpg. He helped them to win the league title. Thompson also played 13 games in Euroleague where he averaged 4.3ppg and 1.5rpg. He also played 14 games in ABA League where he had 5.1ppg and 2.8rpg. The other team Thompson played that season for was Galatasaray in Turkish BSL. In 10 games he got 5.7ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.7apg. He also played 13 games in Euroleague where he got 4.2ppg and 2.1rpg.
Thompson has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
He represented USA at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) eight years ago. Thompson's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 9.6ppg, 5.9rpg, FGP: 53.1%, FT: 62.5%.
Thompson is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Thompson has played previously professionally in China (Flying Leopards), Germany (ALBA Berlin and Bayern Muenchen), Greece (AE Ikaros Kallitheas), Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem) and Slovenia (Un.Olimpija).
He attended University of North Carolina until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Thomas Schreiner
Corey Fisher

Forwards:
Deividas Gailius
Alejandro Barrera

Center:
Goran Huskic

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Milos Koprivica agreed terms with Mega Bemax - by Eurobasket News

BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica (KLS) inked 22-year old center Milos Koprivica (205-95). He has played for the last two years at BC Partizan NiS Beograd in the KLS. Koprivica managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 6 KLS games he recorded 4.0ppg and 1.7rpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Koprivica also played 21 games in ABA League where he averaged just 2.5ppg. And finally he contributed to 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 3.3ppg and 1.6rpg.
Among other achievements Koprivica received Eurobasket.com All-Serbian 2MLS Honorable Mention award in 2015.
He has played previously for two other teams: Vrsac and The Ere.

BC Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nikola Rebic
Dylan Ennis
Ognjen Carapic
Kostja Mushidi
Novak Music
Nemanja Kapetanovic
Mihailo Jovicic

Forwards:
Aleksandar Lazic
Vlatko Cancar
Nikola Miskovic
Andrija Marjanovic
Stefan Fundic

Centers:
Predrag Samardziski
Milos Koprivica
Goga Bitadze

Coach: Dejan Milojevic

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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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Brandon Holcomb (ex Fondi Oasi) agreed terms with MBK Zilina - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted MBK ZU Zilina (SBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American center Brandon Holcomb (201-98kg-93, college: Radford). He played most recently at Fondi Oasi in Italian Serie C Gold. In 21 games he recorded 13.6ppg and 1.8apg last season.
Holcomb graduated from Radford University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

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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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Juraj Segaric (ex-Helios Suns) joins Gostivar - by Zeljko Zule

Juraj Segaric (185-PG-93) will continue his career in Macedonia. He signed a one-year contract with Gostivar.
Segaric started last season with Bulgarian side Beroe, in January moved to Jazine Arbanasi in Croatian A2 League and the next month joined Helios Suns, where he averaged 5.6 points, 2.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 0.4 steals in 13 Slovenian League games.
Segaric has already played for Borik Puntamika, Zadar, Zagreb and Jolly Sibenik in his native Croatia plus Siroki in Bosnia. He was a member of Croatian U20 national team at 2013 European Championship.



Aleksandar Capin (ex KK Primorska) agreed terms with KK Dynamic BG Beograd - by Eurobasket News

KK Dynamic BG Beograd (KLS) inked experienced 35-year old former Slovenian international point guard Aleksandar Capin (186-83kg-82). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Serbian passport. Capin played most recently at KK Primorska in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 17 games he recorded 7.4ppg, 1.9rpg and 3.9apg last season.
Capin ended the previous (2015-16) season at ASA Koroivos Amaliadas in Greek A1 where in 7 games he averaged 14.6ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.9apg. But the most of that year he spent at Igokea in Bosnia and Herzegovina league. In 18 ABA League games he had 8.9ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.8apg and 1.0spg.
Among other achievements Capin won Macedonian League championship title in 2015. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Macedonian League 3rd Team award in 2015.
Capin was a member of Slovenian international program for some years. He was called to Slovenian Senior National Team between 2004 and 2008 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2002.
Capin is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in France, Germany, Italy (Juvecaserta), Lithuania (Zalgiris), Montenegro (Buducnost), Russia (Lokomotiv), Turkey (Turk Telekom), Ukraine (Azovmash), Greece (Panionios), FYR Macedonia (MZT Skopje) and Serbia (Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac).
Capin is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at KK Dynamic BG Beograd.
Capin's game is described as: A very promising PG who plays very well the pick and roll offense, shoots well and has the leadership to play in big leagues. Has yet international experience, needs to improve his defense.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @yugobasket)

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Barnes re-signs at Palencia - by Eurobasket News

Quesos Cerrato de Palencia (LEB Gold) confirmed in their roster experienced 39-year old naturalized American power forward Lamont Barnes (208-109kg-78, college: Temple). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 45 LEB Gold games he had 7.2ppg and 6.0rpg last season. Barnes helped them to make it to the final.
In 2000 he was drafted by New Jersey (USBL) in second round (20th overall).
The former Temple University standoutis in his 18th (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Barnes won Spanish LEB Gold championship title in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold 1st Team in 2016.
Barnes is quite experienced player. He has played in ten different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Barnes has played previously professionally in Argentina (Boca Juniors), Bulgaria (Lukoil Academic Sofia), France, Italy, Poland, Puerto Rico (Manati), Uruguay (Goes), Venezuela (Guaiqueries), Spain (Movil Estudiantes, UCAM Murcia, Leon, Blancos de Rueda and Baloncesto Fuenlabrada) and IBA (Holland Blast).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Palencia.
Barnes could be described: A front-liner who loves to face the basket and has good shooting ability from 15 feet and in. Crafty player around the basket with an ability to change his shot. Can run the floor and passes well for a player his size. Considered to have great hands. Right-handed player.

Quesos Cerrato de Palencia roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Daniel Perez

Forward:
Sergi Pino

Centers:
Lamont Barnes
Urko Otegui

Coach: Joaquin Prado

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Diego Kapelan joins Melilla - by Eurobasket News

Melilla Baloncesto (LEB Gold) added to their roster 30-year old Bosnian ex-international guard Diego Kapelan (190-87, college: McNeese State) from Ourense Termal. In 38 LEB Gold games in Spain he had 12.0ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.3apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Austrian Cup final in 2015. Kapelan was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Austrian League Honorable Mention in 2015.
He is a dual citizen owning also Canadian passport. He was a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina Senior National Team back in 2011.
Kapelan is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Cyprus (Apollon), Germany (ETB Wohnbau), Greece (Kolossos H Hotels), Austria (Raiffeisen Flyers Wels) and Bosnia (HKK Zrinjski HT Mostar).
Kapelan attended McNeese State until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.
On Kapelan: Pure shooter who can bring ball up floor when needed. Deadly 3point shooter with supreme confidence on his shot. Can pull up from deep as well as of the dribble inside the 3point line. Good ball handler and passing skills. Needs to improve on defense.

Melilla Baloncesto roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Daniel Rodriguez
Diego Kapelan
Filip Djuran
Eduardo Duran

Forwards:
Javier Lucas
Pablo Almazan
Juan Rubio

Centers:
Mamadou Samb
Massine Fall

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Terrence Bieshaar signs at CB Clavijo - by Eurobasket News

Cocinas.com CB Clavijo Logrono (LEB Gold) landed 20-year old Dutch center Terrence Bieshaar (208-97, agency: Interperformances). He is not a newcomer in Spanish League as he played most recently at Joventut (Liga Endesa). Liga Endesa was a little too high level for him, where in four Liga Endesa games he did not score anything. LEB Gold will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Bieshaar received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B Honorable Mention award in 2017.
The previous (15-16) season Bieshaar played at Arenys (EBA). In 22 games he averaged 12.5ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.0apg.
He represented Holland at the European Championships U20 Division B in Oradea (Romania) this year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 15.0ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.6apg, 1.0spg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 59.2%, FT: 77.8%.

Cocinas.com CB Clavijo Logrono roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Felix Balamou
Erik Quintela
Kevin Olekaibe
Tre' Coggins

Forwards:
William Gutenius
Evan Yates

Center:
Terrence Bieshaar

Coach: Jenaro Diaz

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cambados land Vladzimir Krysevich, ex BSEU-GrandPrint - by Eurobasket News

Xuven Cambados (LEB Silver) landed 26-year old Belarusian center Vladzimir Krysevich (209-110kg-91). He played most recently at BSEU-GrandPrint in Belarusian Premier League. In two games he averaged 6.5ppg and 6.0rpg last season. Krysevich also played that season for Galitos-Barreiro in Portuguese LPB where in 14 games he had 3.0ppg and 2.1rpg. His team made it to the Portuguese Hugo dos Santos Final Four.
Krysevich was also a member of Belarusian international program for some years. He played for Belarusian Senior National Team in 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011.
Krysevich also represented Belarus at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 1.4ppg, 2.2rpg.
Krysevich is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Estonia (Parnu), Georgia (MIA) and Romania (Univ.Cluj).
Let's have closer look into Krysevich's outlook: Uladzimir is among the top prospects of Belarus in the center position, being only 16 and having a great body for basketball, physical strength, very good moves in the paint and good basketball iq with hard workmanship skills, he only needs a chance to prove that he can play great basketball, with good coaching and good training and by improving his personal weaknesses such us the easy fouls and the weak left site together with his defense he can become a great player and a prospect for all the European courts.

Xuven Cambados roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Otar Pkhakadze

Forwards:
Yago Estevez
Will Saunders

Centers:
Vladzimir Krysevich
Carlos Poyatos

Coach: Chiqui Barros

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Fernandez comes back to Agustinos-Leclerc - by Eurobasket News

CB Agustinos-Eras E. Leclerc Leon (LEB Silver) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old Spaniard forward Raul Fernandez (190-94). It is actually his comeback to Leon as he has played here before. Fernandez played most recently at Vasco in Portuguese Proliga. In 23 games he recorded 8.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Fernandez played at Agustinos-Leclerc (EBA) where in 24 games he averaged 6.6ppg and 2.5rpg. He helped them to win the regular season.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jesus Sanmartin (ex Almassera) agreed terms with Sligo All-Stars - by Eurobasket News

Mercy College Sligo All-Stars (Division 1) inked 31-year old Spaniard center Jesus Sanmartin (199-86). He played most recently at Almassera in Spanish EBA league. In 14 games he recorded 3.4ppg and 1.9rpg last season.
Sanmartin has played also professionally for other Spanish teams like Molina, Atarfe and L Alfas.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jeff Coby is a newcomer at Prat - by Eurobasket News

CB Prat Juventud (LEB Gold) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old American forward Jeff Coby (203-101kg-94). He just graduated from Columbia (NCAA). Coby has played there for the last three years. In 25 games he recorded 6.2ppg and 4.6rpg last season.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Coby has played previously for another Spanish team Sagemont.

CB Prat Juventud roster for 2017-2018:

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

Forwards:
Marc Blanch
Jeff Coby
Marlon Johnson

Centers:
Gerbert Marti
Emanuel Cate

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Moron keeps Rufian for another season - by Eurobasket News

Aceitunas Fragata Moron (LEB Silver) re-signed experienced 35-year old point guard Rafael Rufian (184-82). He has played there for the last six seasons. In 27 LEB Silver games he averaged 5.1ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.7apg and 1.0spg in 2015-16 season.
Rufian won Spanish EBA Final Stage 3 championship title in 2015.
He has spent his entire career in Spain playing for eight other teams: Ourense, Caceres_Basket, CB Canarias, Badajoz, Enrique Benitez, Los Barrios, Qualat and Promobys Tijola.
Rufian is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Moron.

Aceitunas Fragata Moron roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rafael Rufian
Jose_Antonio Marco
Taylor Cameron

Forwards:
Cheick_Sekou Conde
Jose Jimenez
Ted Hinnenkamp

Center:
Wally Niang

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Real Betis keep Sanchez for another season - by Eurobasket News

Betis Energia Plus Sevilla (LEB Gold) re-signed 30-year old swingman Alfonso Sanchez (196-87). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 31 Liga Endesa games he recorded 4.3ppg and 1.5rpg last season. LEB Gold will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
Sanchez played in the final of Spanish Cup (Copa del Rey) in 2009.
He has played previously for seven other teams: Unicaja Malaga, Ourense, La ICL Manresa, Blusens Monbus, Meridiano Alicante, Gipuzkoa and Blusens Monbus.

Betis Energia Plus Sevilla roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Donnie McGrath
Mikel Uriz
Josep Franch

Forwards:
Jordan Swing
Saul Blanco
Alfonso Sanchez

Center:
Ivan Cruz_Uceda

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Deon Thompson (ex Crvena Zvezda) could be added to Burgos roster - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos (Liga Endesa) is close to ink 29-year old American forward Deon Thompson (203-111kg-88, college: N.Carolina) who played last time at Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd in Serbia. Thompson managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 17 KLS games he recorded 5.5ppg and 3.0rpg. He helped them to win the league title. Thompson also played 13 games in Euroleague where he averaged 4.3ppg and 1.5rpg. He also played 14 games in ABA League where he had 5.1ppg and 2.8rpg. The other team Thompson played that season for was Galatasaray in Turkish BSL. In 10 games he got 5.7ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.7apg. He also played 13 games in Euroleague where he got 4.2ppg and 2.1rpg.
Thompson has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
He represented USA at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) eight years ago. Thompson's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 9.6ppg, 5.9rpg, FGP: 53.1%, FT: 62.5%.
Thompson is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Thompson has played previously professionally in China (Flying Leopards), Germany (ALBA Berlin and Bayern Muenchen), Greece (AE Ikaros Kallitheas), Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem) and Slovenia (Un.Olimpija).
He attended University of North Carolina until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Thomas Schreiner
Corey Fisher

Forwards:
Deividas Gailius
Alejandro Barrera

Center:
Goran Huskic

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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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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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Albacete signs Livingston just out of college - by Eurobasket News

Arcos Albacete Basket (LEB Silver) signed American forward Tyler Livingston (198-95kg). He just graduated from Mass.-Lowell (NCAA). Livingston has played there for the last four years. In 31 games he had 13.2ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.7apg last season.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

Arcos Albacete Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Diego Fox
Garret Covington

Forwards:
Javier Marin
Eugenio Gomez
Tyler Livingston
David Maldonado

Center:
Babatunde Olumuyiwa

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Cimbis ink Diego Gallardo - by Eurobasket News

CB Cimbis agreed terms with 28-year old center Diego Gallardo (198-89). He has played for the last three seasons at DKV San Fernando de Henares in the EBA. In 17 games he had 7.2ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.1apg in 2015-16 season.
Gallardo is a very experienced player.

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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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Shaquille Hines (ex Boras) is a newcomer at Koroivos - by Eurobasket News

ASA Koroivos Amaliadas (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American forward Shaquille Hines (203-88kg-93, college: UTRGV). He played most recently at Boras Basket in Swedish Basketligan. In 33 games he recorded 11.2ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.2apg last season.
Hines' team was regular season runner-up in GWC in 2013.
He graduated from University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

ASA Koroivos Amaliadas roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Stathis Papadionysiou
Jahii Carson
Alexandros Spyridonidis
Marcus Posley

Forwards:
Ilias Theodorou
Shaquille Hines
Aaron Rountree_III

Centers:
Anastasios Antonakis
Yannis Sahpatzidis

Coach: Nikos Kalabakos

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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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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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ToPo inks Milton Jennings, ex Winterthur - by Eurobasket News

Torpan Pojat Helsinki (1st Division) signed 27-year old American forward Milton Jennings (206-102kg-90, college: Clemson). He played last season at BC Winterthur in Swiss LNA league. In 11 games he had 13.1ppg, 9.1rpg, 2.4apg, 1.5spg and 1.2bpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Jennings' team made it to the Italian LNP Silver Playoffs Semifinals in 2014. He was selected to High School McDonald's All-Star Game back in 2009 at his college time.
Jennings has played previously professionally in Italy (Kleb Basket Ferrara) and FYR Macedonia (MZT Skopje).
He attended Clemson University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.
Jennings could be described: A forward/center with great athletic skills, he's fundamentally sound and is expected to improve a lot in his first professional season.

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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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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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Istanbulspor keeps Sinirlioglu for another season - by Eurobasket News

Istanbulspor Beylikduzu (TBL) re-signed 23-year old Berkay Sinirlioglu (94). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 34 TBL games he recorded just 2.7ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.3apg last season.
Sinirlioglu's team was Runner-Up of TB2L Group B Regular Season 2016.
He has played previously for two other teams: Darussafaka and FMV Isik.

Istanbulspor Beylikduzu roster for 2017-2018:

Nedim Yucel
Feyzi Celebioglu
Tunahan Dikmen
Gokhan Aydin
Berkay Sinirlioglu

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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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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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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!.

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Leeds Force inks George Brownell - by Eurobasket News

Leeds Force (BBL) signed 24-year old point guard George Brownell (186-93, college: Armstr.Atlantic) from DBL Sharks Sheffield. But in 25 BBL games he had just 1.6ppg last season.
Brownell won British BBL championship title in 2016.
He graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University in 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

Leeds Force roster for 2017-2018:

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

Coach: Mika Turunen

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Andrew Hambleton is a newcomer at Leeds Force - by Eurobasket News

Leeds Force (BBL) added to their roster 25-year old guard Andrew Hambleton (191-92) from Bristol Academy Flyers. But in 11 BBL games he recorded just 0.5ppg last season. Hambleton also played that season for Leicester Warriors where in only one BBL game he averaged 10 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal.
His team made it to the EBL Division Two Semifinals in 2013.
Hambleton has played previously for Riders.

Leeds Force roster for 2017-2018:

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

Coach: Mika Turunen

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Raiders shoot for versatility as Norfleet makes BBL debut - by Paul Nilsen

Plymouth Raiders are pleased to announce the addition of 6ft 5in shooting guard, Brandon Norfleet as their fourth pre-season signing.

Norfleet had an impressive college career at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with the Crimson Hawks, averaging 22.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game.

He also claimed the accolade of being named PSAC (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference) West Player of the Year in his 2016 graduating year and was named on the NABC Division II All-America Team.

Following university, the 24-year-old from Virginia Beach, then turned professional and spent his first Pro season with Imola in Italy's Seria A2. Norfleet joins Raiders via Italy's second division to make his debut in the UK's premier flight.

Plymouth Raiders Head Coach, Gavin Love said: 'I'm very pleased to have secured Brandon as our second import. This signing gives us an exciting and versatile backcourt with Brandon able to play both the shooting guard and point guard positions.

'I'm confident Brandon and Neil [Watson] will be an excellent pairing. Brandon played his rookie season Italy and now comes to Plymouth with some European experience and an excellent college career on his CV.

"I know he is motivated to play in the BBL and ready to show what he can do at this level.'

Speaking of joining Raiders in the BBL, the player himself commented: 'It feels great to be a Raider! I'm very excited to get to Plymouth and start this journey with the team.

"Coming off my rookie season, I feel very confident in myself and I'm ready for a big year. I can't wait to meet all of the fans of the beautiful city of Plymouth.'



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Colon inks Scott Cutley, ex Atenas Carmen - by Eurobasket News

Colon (Metropolitan) agreed terms with 32-year old American forward Scott Cutley (196-107kg-85, college: CS Fullerton). He played last season at Atenas Carmen in Argentinian TNA league. In 49 games he had very impressive stats: 17.9ppg, 9.0rpg (#3 in the league), 3.9apg and 1.2spg. Cutley helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Latinbasket.com Argentinian TNA All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
His team won Argentinian TNA South Regular Season in 2016.
Cutley has played also professionally in Paraguay (Libertad), Uruguay (Atletico Welcome) and Argentina (Echague, Boca Juniors, C.Entrerriano, Instituto and Alianza Viedma).
He is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league on the market.
Cutley attended California State University, Fullerton until 2008 and it will be his tenth season as a professional player.
He could be described: A throwback player who does the little things right on the basketball court ... Played a significant role as a freshman last season, starting five games late in the year ... Is a likely starter at forward this season ... The coaching staff likes his leadership ... Is a feisty player, who is described as a tremendous teammate.
Outlook (2013):
Is a a player who has many years of experience already overseas. He is strong guy who is very good around the basket and runs the floor extremely well.
Scott is a hard working player, who is described as a tremendous teammate and will do whatever it takes to win
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Metro league: Results for the 21th round - by Hector Lopez

Scott Cutley (196-F-85, college: CS Fullerton), playing for the first time with Colon scored 18 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and added 9 assists, leading hisnew team to defeat Stockolmo 86-80 for the Metro League 21th round. For Stockolmo Trevante Drye (199-F-93, college: Tulane) scored 20 pointys and added 18 rebounds.
Other results:
Cordon 84 - Dida Pereira (203-C-92, college: Sequoias CC) 15 points 9 rebounds
Tabare 80 - Charles McCann (193-F, college: LIU Post) 29 points and 7 rebounds
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Auriblanco 99 - Rodrigo Goncalves (200-SF-87) 17 points 9 rebounds, Camilo Colman (191-G-90) 17 points 11 rebounds
Union Atletica 88 - Howard Wilkerson (198-F-84, college: Wofford) 25 points 10 rebounds
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Miramar 91 - Nicholas Waddell (200-C-89, college: Grand Valley St.) 16 points, Martin Trelles (187-F-96) 19 points 7 rebounds
Marne 85 - Tyronne McNeal (211-C-87, college: Miami Dade CC) 25 points 11 rebounds
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Verdirrrojo 87 - Gerel Simmons (188-G-93, college: Lincoln Memorial) 24 points 7 rebounds
Capitol 82 - Joe Efese (198-F, college: Cent.Conn.St.) 25 points 12 rebounds
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It was postponed the game Sayago-Atenas



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  USA  


USA National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

USA National Team 2017
#s#
Billy Baron
Baron
Rodrique Benson
Benson
Alec Brown
Brown
Larry Drew II
Drew II
Reggie Hearn
Hearn
#e#5
Billy Baron 6'2''-PG-90 Eskisehir Basket Turkey
Benson Rodrique 6'10''-F/C-84 Dongbu Promy South Korea
Alec Brown 7'1''-C-92 Estudiantes Spain
Larry Drew II 6'2''-PG-90 Quebradillas Puerto Rico
Reggie Hearn 6'4''-G-91 Reno B. USA
Darrun Hilliard 6'6''-G-93 Detroit P. USA
Jonathan Holmes 6'9''-F-92 Canton C. USA
Ra'shad James 6'2''-G-90 Cedevita Croatia
Kendall Marshall 6'5''-PG-91 Reno B. USA
Darius Morris 6'4''-G-91 Rio Grande VV USA
Xavier Munford 6'2''-G-92 FC Barcelona Spain
Marshall Plumlee 7'0''-C-92 New York K. USA
Jameel Warney 6'8''-F-94 Texas L. USA
C.J. Williams 6'5''-G-90 Texas L. USA
Reggie Williams 6'6''-G/F-86 Oklahoma City B USA
Derek Willis 6'9''-F-95 Detroit P. USA

Jeff van Gundy Head Coach
Tyrone Ellis Assistant N.Arizona S. USA
Morris McHone Assistant



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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


Bahamas U17 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Terrell Cox
Cox
Valicia Demeritte
Demeritte
Brionte Riley
Riley
Tanea Bowleg
Bowleg
Michell Butler
Butler
#e#5
3Tylar Lightbourne G-01
4Diondrea Nixon G-00
5Terrell Cox G-00
6Joanna Munroe G-00
7Valicia Demeritte F-00
8Alana Pinder G-00
9Ulrica Woodside C-00
10Brionte Riley C-00
11Shaian James F-00
13Tanea Bowleg G-01
14Michell Butler C-02
15Erin Williams C-03

Varel Clarke Head Coach
Terrance Mcsweeney Assistant



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  BELARUS  


Styapanava re-signs at Tsmoki-Minsk - by Eurobasket News

BK Tsmoki-Minsk (Premier League) confirmed in their roster 22-year old forward Yauhenija Styapanava (176-95). She has played there for the last three seasons. Styapanava managed to play in three leagues last year. In 26 Premier League games she had 6.9ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.6apg and 1.5spg. She helped them to win the League title and the cup. Styapanava also played 12 games in Baltic League where she recorded 6.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.8apg and 1.5spg. And finally she contributed to 8 games in EEWBL where she averaged 6.4ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.9apg and 2.0spg.
Styapanava has played previously for Berezina RCOR.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS  


British V.Islands U17 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Keneya Penn
Penn
Latoya Alexander
Alexander
Javona Farrington
Farrington
Chakia Smith
Smith
Frankiesha Browne
Browne
#e#5
4Frankiesha Browne 165-G-03
5Keneya Penn 167-F-01
6Keithrece Smith 163-G-00
7Shauliqua Fahie 173-F-00
8Latoya Alexander 177-C-01
9Javona Farrington 162-F-01
11Ambah Penn 177-C-00
12Nandi Christopher 165-F-00
13Mahkayla Pickering 162-G-00
14Chakia Smith 162-F-04
15Kiara Woodley 147-G-02

Derwin Scatliffe Head Coach
Eric Matthias Assistant



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  BULGARIA  


Beroe signs Teodora Dineva - by Eurobasket News

Beroe Stara Zagora (NBL) signed 21-year old international swingman Teodora Dineva (178-96) from Neftochimic. In 21 NBL games she had 11.8ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.8apg and 2.1spg (in top 4) last season. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League 3rd Team.
Dineva has been also a member of Bulgarian international program for some years. She played for Bulgarian senior team this year and previously for U18 National Team between 2013 and 2014.
Dineva represented Bulgaria at the European Championships U20 Division B in Podgorica (Montenegro) last year. Her stats at that event were 4 games: Score-4 (15.5ppg), 3.8rpg, 1.5apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 41.7%, 3PT: 32.0%, FT: 88.9%.
Dineva has played previously for Rilski Sportist.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gabriela Kostova is a newcomer at Beroe - by Eurobasket News

Beroe Stara Zagora (NBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old international center Gabriela Kostova (190-94) from Neftochimic. Kostova has played there for the last nine years. In 21 NBL games she recorded 9.7ppg and 5.7rpg last season. She helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements Kostova's team won Bulgarian Cup in 2015. She received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B 2nd Team award back in 2013.
Kostova has been also a member of Bulgarian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Bulgarian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2014.
Kostova also represented Bulgaria at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 5 games: 0pts.
Kostova has played previously for Champion 2006 Sofia.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CENTROBASKET U17  


Overview of Day 1 in Aguada - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Mexico - Guatemala 100-32
Mexico topped Guatemala for the opening win in Group A. Sofia Payan (167-SF-00) tallied 24 points in the win. Mexico claimed a 55:14 halftime advantage. They added 45 points in the second half to roll to the win. Rosa Montes (174-SG-00) notched 12 points in the victory. Arlene Gonzalez (160-F-00) chipped in 9 points for Guatemala.

British Virgin Islands - El Salvador 54-101
El Salvador outgunned British Virgin Islands at the start of championship. El Salvador recorded a 53:26 halftime lead. They used a 28:8 run in the fourth term to rally to the win. S Miranda notched 19 points and 14 rebounds in the victory. Angelee Rodriguez (182-C-02) added 16 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists in the win. Shauliqua Fahie (173-F-00) replied with 23 points and 14 rebounds for British Virgin Islands.

Group B
Surinam - Puerto Rico 34-103
Puerto Rico outgunned Surinam in the opener. Wilneishka Rivera and Julianna Rosario (173-G-00) scored 14 points each for the hosts. Puerto Rico claimed a 53:17 halftime lead. The hosts unloaded 50 points in the second half and marched to the win. Nairimar Vargas (182-F-00) had 13 points for the winners. Mirelva Marica (02) notched 9 points for Surinam.

Costa Rica - Bahamas 53-39
Costa Rica overcame Bahamas to gain the first win in B. Valeria Gonzalez (162-SG-02) tossed in 12 points in the victory. They recorded a 28:21 halftime lead. Costa Rica stretched the margin at 14-point mark at the final intermission and cruised to the win in the fourth frame. Fiorella Mendez and Laura Castro (179-F-00) netted 10 points each for the winners. Alana Pinder (G-00) answered with 13 points for Bahamas.




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  COSTA RICA  


Costa Rican U17 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Fiorella Mendez
Mendez
Valeria Gonzalez
Gonzalez
Laura Castro
Castro
Paula Nunez
Nunez
Monserrat Martinez
Martinez
#e#5
4Fiorella Mendez 160-PG-01 San Ramon Costa Rica
5Jeirlaine Paniagua 158-G-00
6Brenda Espinoza 173-PF-01 San Ramon Costa Rica
7Beatriz Zubillaga 160-PG-02 San Jose Costa Rica
8Fernanda Castillo 164-C-00 Palmares Costa Rica
9Valeria Gonzalez 162-SG-02 San Jose Costa Rica
10Cameron Simpson 170-PG-02
11Laura Castro 179-F-00
12Paula Nunez 180-F-00
13Monserrat Martinez 163-SG-00 San Jose Costa Rica
14Maria Cervantes 160-G-01 Herdia Costa Rica
15Eleni Gouganni 172-PF-01 Goicoechea Costa Rica

Warren Espinoza Head Coach CD Castro Chile
Eric Champion Assistant



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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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  EEWBL  


Styapanava re-signs at Tsmoki-Minsk - by Eurobasket News

BK Tsmoki-Minsk (Premier League) confirmed in their roster 22-year old forward Yauhenija Styapanava (176-95). She has played there for the last three seasons. Styapanava managed to play in three leagues last year. In 26 Premier League games she had 6.9ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.6apg and 1.5spg. She helped them to win the League title and the cup. Styapanava also played 12 games in Baltic League where she recorded 6.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.8apg and 1.5spg. And finally she contributed to 8 games in EEWBL where she averaged 6.4ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.9apg and 2.0spg.
Styapanava has played previously for Berezina RCOR.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EL SALVADOR  


Liga Mayor Apertura 2017 Final is set - by Eurobasket News

Santa Tecla and Guatemala reached the Final of the Liga Mayor De Baloncesto Feminina Apertura 2017. Santa Tecla added a 64-57 win over Giants in game 2 to sweep the series. Zuleira Aties (190-F/C-80) stepped up with 26 points and 19 rebounds, while Raychel Shannon netted 12. Luisa Rivas (170-PG-93) scored 20 points in the losing effort.
Guatemala meanwhile won the semifinal series against San Salvador 2-1. In the decisive third game the posted a 70-44 win. Alma Lopez (165-G-86) scored 19 points and made 10 rebounds.



El Salvador U17 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Alexis Rodriguez
Rodriguez
Jasmine Rodriguez
Rodriguez
Valeria Castro
Castro
Andrea Jovel
Jovel
Gracia Torres
Torres
#e#5
1Alexis Rodriguez 170-PF-00 ESA U16 NT El Salvador
5Jasmine Rodriguez 169-F-02 ESA U16 NT El Salvador
8Valeria Castro 165-F-01 Itexsal El Salvador
10Andrea Jovel 170-PF-00 Itexsal El Salvador
11Elisa Dominguez 165-PG-01 Santa Ines El Salvador
14Gracia Torres 165-F-01 Giants El Salvador
15Yurizell Funes 175-01 Lincoln El Salvador
22Kimberly Villalobos 178-C-00 ESA U16 NT El Salvador
23Fabiola Garcia 163-PG-00 Lincoln El Salvador
24Lindsey Castillo 165-G-02 ESA U16 NT El Salvador

Jose Torres Head Coach
Jose Santana Assistant ESA U16 NT El Salvador



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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 U16  


Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Awards 2017 - by Greg

Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 1st Team 2017
Ilaria Panzera
Panzera
Zoe Wadoux
Wadoux
Reka Dombai
Dombai
Emily Bessoir
Bessoir
Zoe Wadoux
Wadoux

Best Player: Zoe Wadoux (178-F-01) of France
Best Guard: Ilaria Panzera (172-SG-02) of Italy
Best Forward: Emily Bessoir (192-PF-01) of Germany
Best Center: Zoe Wadoux (178-F-01) of France

1st Team
SG: Ilaria Panzera (172-SG-02) of Italy
F: Zoe Wadoux (178-F-01) of France
F: Reka Dombai (179-F-02) of Hungary
PF: Emily Bessoir (192-PF-01) of Germany
F: Zoe Wadoux (178-F-01) of France

2nd Team
PG: Nika Muhl (177-PG-01) of Croatia
G: Nina Rosemeyer (186-G-01) of Germany
F/C: Laura Meldere (188-F/C-01) of Latvia
F/C: Veronika Pavliuchenko (184-F/C-01) of Russia
C: Raquel Carrera (188-C-01) of Spain

Honorable Mention
Weronika Hipp (166-PG-01) of Poland
Kristyna Holubcova (175-G/F-01) of Czech Rep.
Nora Wentzel (178-F-01) of Hungary
Helena Pueyo (182-F-01) of Spain
Emy Hayford (175-G/F-01) of Holland
Kendra Chery (184-F/C-01) of France
Nadezda Nedeljkov (171-SG-01) of Serbia
Goksen Fitik (170-SG-01) of Turkey
Laura Vaida (192-C-01) of Romania
Simona Visockaite (185-C-02) of Lithuania



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U18  


Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B Awards 2017 - by Greg

Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B 1st Team 2017
Natalia Klimek
Klimek
Holly Winterburn
Winterburn
Luisa Geiselsoeder
Geiselsoeder
Nyara Sabally
Sabally
Claire Melia
Melia

Best Player: Nyara Sabally (185-F/C-00) of Germany
Best Guard: Natalia Klimek (177-PG-00) of Poland
Best Forward: Nyara Sabally (185-F/C-00) of Germany
Best Center: Claire Melia (192-C-99) of Ireland

1st Team
PG: Natalia Klimek (177-PG-00) of Poland
SG: Holly Winterburn (175-SG-00) of United Kingdom
F: Luisa Geiselsoeder (189-F-00) of Germany
F/C: Nyara Sabally (185-F/C-00) of Germany
C: Claire Melia (192-C-99) of Irealnd

2nd Team
PG: Shir Tirosh (165-PG-99) of Israel
PG: Gergana Ivanova (176-PG-99) of Bulgaria
G: Lotta-Maj Lahtinen (173-G-99) of Finalnd
G/F: Arina Masko (175-G/F-99) of Belarus
C: Beatriz Jordao (185-C-99) of Portugal

Honorable Mention
Maria Ferariu (178-F-00) of Bulgaria
Dayna Finn (177-F/G-00) of Ireland
Julia Nielacna (182-F/C-99) of Poland
Mariya Vasilevko (183-F/C-99) of Belarus
Ksenia Malashko (182-C/F-00) of Belarus
Daniela Lozzi (178-G-99) of United Kingdom
Yanina Todorova (173-F-99) of Bulgaria
Thoranna Hodge-Carr (172-G-99) of Iceland
Natalia Otkhmezuri (175-G/F-00) of Georgia
Svenia Nurenberg (176-F/G-00) of Luxembourg
Dajana Baraj (160-PG-99) of Albania
Anamarija Shekjeroska (179-F-00) of FYR Macedonia
Veronica Dolinta (165-G-99) of Moldova



Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Awards 2017 - by Greg

Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 1st Team 2017
Ivana Katanic
Katanic
Klara Lundquist
Lundquist
Veronika Vorackova
Vorackova
Kadiatou Sissoko
Sissoko
Becky Massey
Massey

Best Player: Becky Massey (186-C-00) of Belgium
Best Guard: Klara Lundquist (171-PG-99) of Sweden
Best Forward: Veronika Vorackova (184-SF-99) of Czech Rep.
Best Center: Becky Massey (186-C-00) of Belgium

1st Team
PG: Ivana Katanic (174-PG-99) of Serbia
PG: Klara Lundquist (171-PG-99) of Sweden
SF: Veronika Vorackova (184-SF-99) of Czech Rep.
F: Kadiatou Sissoko (180-F-99) of France
C: Becky Massey (186-C-00) of Belgium

2nd Team
G: Iris Junio (185-G-99) of Spain
SG: Dorka Juhasz (189-SG-99) of Hungary
SG: Dalia Donskichyte (168-SG-00) of Lithuania
G/F: Elena Tsineke (174-G/F-99) of Greece
C: Janeta Rozentale (183-C-99) of Latvia

Honorable Mention
Reka Lelik (178-SG-99) of Hungary
Kristyna Brabencova (165-SG-99) of Czech Rep.
Aleksa Gulbe (184-F/C-00) of Latvia
Marie Vervaet (186-C-00) of Belgium
Tima Pouye (176-F/G-99) of France
Sara Madera (186-F/C-00) of Italy
Ivana Raca (6'3''-SG-99) of Serbia
Gabija Segzdaite (184-F-00) of Lithuania
Anna Zaytseva (183-F/C-99) of Russia
Karla Erjavec (172-G-99) of Croatia
Zala Friskovec (174-G-99) of Slovenia
Ilayda Guner (186-C-99) of Turkey



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  FIBA AMERICUP  


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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  GUATEMALA  


Guatemala U17 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Naomi Ramirez
Ramirez
Salma Barrios
Barrios
Elizabeth Camacho
Camacho
Gabriela Vallecillo
Vallecillo
Arlene Gonzalez
Gonzalez
#e#5
4Natalie Larranaga 165-G-02 Addigua Guatemala
5Naomi Ramirez 176-C-01 Nolitas Guatemala
6Gloria Giron 175-PF-00 Nolitas Guatemala
7Maria Lanza 160-PG-01
8Luisa Avendanos 164-PF-01 Talents Guatemala
9Sofia Rivera 162-SF-02
10Salma Barrios 160-F-00
11Elizabeth Camacho 184-C-02
12Gabriela Vallecillo 168-PG-00
13Ana Ochoa 167-F-01
14Arlene Gonzalez 160-F-00 Talents Guatemala
15Luisa Enriquez 165-F-01 Talents Guatemala

Marlon Cuadra Head Coach
Dennys Ordonez Assistant



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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.

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  IRELAND  


Under 18 Women Create History by moving to The - by Patrick Maher

Ireland U18 Women: European silver medalists :

Ireland's unbeaten streak at the FIBA U18 Women's European Championships finally came to an end in the final this evening, as they lost out 67-43 to Germany.
Promotion to Division A is still assured, as is the squad's status as Ireland's most successful ever basketball team, and they were given a standing ovation at the final buzzer by the capacity crowd who have supported them every step of the way through a superb tournament.
'It's incredible," said Head Coach Tommy O'Mahony. "Night after night we rolled from one game to the other, we didn't get a chance to figure out what we'd just done. Tonight wasn't our night, but the girls have to realize what they've done and how big it is in the whole scheme of things. It's hard to believe, we won't comprehend it for a few weeks I'd say, but it's been great.'
It was the Germans' athleticism that caused problems early on, particularly through 6'3 power forward Nyara Sabally, who will join Oregon Ducks in Division I of the NCAA after the tournament. Louise Scannell helped to lift the siege with a massive three-pointer and Sabally soon hit the bench as foul trouble stunted her side's momentum. Ireland landed five free-throws from six attempts but couldn't handle Luisa Geiselsoder, who muscled her way to eight points and seven rebounds in the first quarter alone. Sorcha Tiernan's long two re-energized the crowd, before Laura Schinkel stroked home on the first quarter buzzer from 30 feet for Germany to lead 24-12.
The German's had an average winning margin of 37 points in the tournament and looked even more potent with their main weapons on the floor. It was the game's smallest player, Annaliese Murphy, who impressed with a long two but Ireland's offence was misfiring. They were 20 points behind before Claire Melia rallied the troops with a three-point play and Bronagh Power Cassidy capped a 5-0 run for a 41-26 half time score line. Dayna Finn led the charge to eat into Germany's lead in the third quarter.
Meanwhile, the winners were both penetrating inside and accurate from the perimeter, leaving Ireland short on means to shore up the defence. Once again it was substitute Annaliese Murphy who provided a spark with three-points from the win, but Germany had the game locked up at 60-35 by the end of the third. Ireland continued the fight in the fourth quarter, supported every step of the way by the sold out National Basketball Arena. Even as the game began to look out of reach, the crowd that had been around for every single one of Ireland's games, cheered and chanted. Germany steadily maintained their lead and it was clear they would see the game out.
This Irish team created history as the first international squad to reach a European final and also as the first Irish team to clinch promotion to the A Division. While it may not have worked out for them tonight, they have certainly cemented their place in Irish basketball history.

From : www.basketballireland.ie Louise Scannell (176-F/G-99)



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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  MEXICO  


Mexican U17 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Angela Carrasco
Carrasco
Angel Fierro
Fierro
Sofia Payan
Payan
Rosa Montes
Montes
Tania Garay
Garay
#e#5
4Rosa Montes 174-SG-00
5Wendy Duran 00
6Tania Garay 00
7Karla Martinez 180-F-00
8Karina Esquer 170-F-00
9Angela Carrasco 178-C-01
10Angel Fierro 175-F-00
11Sofia Payan 167-SF-00
14Alexa Flores 185-C-00
15Rebeca Morones 170-PG-00

Gerardo Guzman Head Coach



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  MONTENEGRO  


Bojana Kovacevic joins Sant Adria - by Eurobasket News

Femeni Sant Adria (LFB) added to their roster 21-year old Montenegrin power forward Bojana Kovacevic (187-96). She has played for the last two seasons at Arenys Basquet in the Liga Catalana. A very spectacular season in her career as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Catalana 2nd Team.
Despite young age Kovacevic had impressive career. Kovacevic played in the final of WFBAL in 2015. She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-1A ZCKL Young Player of the Year in 2015.
She represented Montenegro at the European Championships U20 Division B in Podgorica (Montenegro) last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 12.2ppg, Reb-5 (9.3rpg), 1.5apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 46.3%, FT: 85.2%.
Kovacevic has played also professionally in Montenegro (Lovcen).

Femeni Sant Adria roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Itziar Llobet

Forwards:
Mireia Vila
Belen Arrojo
Bojana Kovacevic
Cristina Hurtado

Centers:
Marta Claret
Mariam Coulibaly

Coach: Fabian Tellez

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Bojana Kovacevic (ex-Arenys) joins Snatt's Femeni Sant Adria - by Zeljko Zule

Spanish side Snatt's Femeni Sant Adria continued buliding a roster for its inaugural Liga Femenina 1 season by signing Montengerin Bojana Kovacevic (187-F/C-96).
Kovacevic arrives from Liga Catalana side Arenys Basquet Barcelona, where she spent last three seasons. She grew up with Lovcen Cetinje and was a member of U18 and U20 Montengrin national team at the European Championship from 2014 through 2016. Kovacevic averaged 12.2 points, 9.3 rebounds (ranked fifth), 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals in six games at the U20 Eurobasket in 2016 in Podgorica, Montenegro.



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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).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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  PUERTO RICO  


Atenienses ink Ashley Prim - by Eurobasket News

Atenienses de Manatee (BSNF) signed 26-year old Puerto Rican international guard Ashley Prim (170-91, college: St.Joseph's, agency: Gamble Sports Management). She is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Prim played last season at Neftochimic in Bulgarian NBL league. In 14 games she had 13.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.5apg and 2.1spg. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League 3rd Team.
The most of previous (2016) summer Prim spent at Indias where in 28 games she recorded 14.7ppg, 5.8rpg and 4.9apg in 2016 season. Quite impressive year as she was named to Puerto Rican BSNF All-Star Game. She also played for Team Dominican Rep. in U.S. semi-pro league Eurobasket Summer League in Atlanta that season. In three games she was second best scorer with 12.3ppg and averaged 3.0rpg in 2016 season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Prim played in the final of Puerto Rican BSNF in 2015. She was also voted All-Atlantic 10 Sixth Man of the Year back in 2011 at her college time.
Prim represented Puerto Rico at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz (Mexico) three years ago. Her team won Silver and her stats at that event were 4 games: 4.3ppg.
Prim is quite experienced player. She has played in four different countries on three different continents (Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Prim has played previously professionally in Bahrain (Muharraq), Puerto Rico (Leonas), United Arab Emirates (Banijas) and Mongolia (SBL Khasyn Khuleguud Becks).
She attended Saint Joseph's University until 2013 and it will be her fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bermudez comes back to Atenienses - by Eurobasket News

Atenienses de Manatee (BSNF) inked 28-year old Puerto Rican international center Angelica Bermudez (185-89, college: Kean, agency: Gamble Sports Management). It is actually her comeback to Atenienses as she has played here before. Bermudez has a double citizenship as she also holds American passport. Bermudez played most recently at Politehnica Iasi in Romanian Liga Nationala, but left. In 6 games she recorded 8.7ppg, 8.8rpg and 1.5spg last season.
Among other achievements Bermudez's team was regular season runner-up in Puerto Rican BSNF in 2015. She was selected to Puerto Rican BSNF All-Star Game in 2015.
Bermudez also represented Puerto Rico at the Centrobasket in St. Thomas (Virgin Islands) this year. Her team won Bronze and her stats at that event were 5 games: 1.8ppg, 3.0rpg.
Bermudez is a very experienced player. She has quite traveled the world as her pro career brought her to four different continents (Asia, Latin America, Africa and of course North America). Bermudez has played previously professionally in Mexico (Huastecas), Qatar (QLC Qatars Ladies Club), Puerto Rico (Leonas and Athleticas) and Egypt (Al Ahly).
Worth to mention she played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped her to get the job in pro basketball.
She attended Kean University until 2011 and it will be her seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Puerto Rican U17 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Nadechka Reyes
Reyes
Eva Sanchez
Sanchez
Nairimar Vargas
Vargas
Gabriela Santana
Santana
Sheslanie Laureano
Laureano
#e#5
2Lesiriam Pagan 175-F-00
4Coralys Crespo 167-G-00
5Nadechka Reyes 162-G-00
6Alisha Cotto 188-C-01
7Eva Sanchez 185-F-00
11Alicia Penzo 167-PG-00
13Nairimar Vargas 182-F-00
14Julianna Rosario 173-G-00
15Wilneishka Rivera 162-G-00
16Gabriela Santana 187-C-00 Bayamon Puerto Rico
20Sheslanie Laureano 175-G/F-01
33Yaidelis Torres 185-C-00

Jose Ruiz Head Coach
Glenda Negron Assistant



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  ROMANIA  


Phoenix Galati tabs Selena Kirberg - by Eurobasket News

CS Phoenix Galati (Liga Nationala) inked 22-year old guard Selena Kirberg (178-95). She played most recently at CSM Timisoara in Romanian Liga I. But in 5 games she averaged just 1.2ppg last season. Kirberg also spent pre-season at CSM Targoviste that year where in 5 games she had only 1.2ppg. She was also tried-out by CS B Teleorman Alexandria that season.
She represented Romania at the European Championships U20 Division B in Podgorica (Montenegro) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 9.7ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.9apg, Steals-3 (2.3spg), FGP: 36.8%, 3PT: 11.1%, FT: 67.6%.
Kirberg has played also professionally in Montenegro (Buducnost).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  RUSSIA  


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

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SPAIN  


Bojana Kovacevic joins Sant Adria - by Eurobasket News

Femeni Sant Adria (LFB) added to their roster 21-year old Montenegrin power forward Bojana Kovacevic (187-96). She has played for the last two seasons at Arenys Basquet in the Liga Catalana. A very spectacular season in her career as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Catalana 2nd Team.
Despite young age Kovacevic had impressive career. Kovacevic played in the final of WFBAL in 2015. She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-1A ZCKL Young Player of the Year in 2015.
She represented Montenegro at the European Championships U20 Division B in Podgorica (Montenegro) last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 12.2ppg, Reb-5 (9.3rpg), 1.5apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 46.3%, FT: 85.2%.
Kovacevic has played also professionally in Montenegro (Lovcen).

Femeni Sant Adria roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Itziar Llobet

Forwards:
Mireia Vila
Belen Arrojo
Bojana Kovacevic
Cristina Hurtado

Centers:
Marta Claret
Mariam Coulibaly

Coach: Fabian Tellez

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Leganes keep Goicoechea for another season - by Eurobasket News

Laboratorios Ynsadiet Lagenes (LF2) re-signed 23-year old guard Irene Goicoechea (173-94). She played there last season. In 29 LF2 games she averaged 4.5ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.7apg.
The previous (15-16) season Goicoechea played at ASEFA Estudiantes. But in 8 LF2 games she had just 1.1ppg.
She was selected to U18 National Team in 2012.

Laboratorios Ynsadiet Lagenes roster for 2017-2018:

Esther Moreno
Estela Rubio
Irene Goicoechea
Kiara Kudron
Irene San Andres

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Gijon adds Chahrour to their roster - by Eurobasket News

LF2 newcomer Ascensores Tresa-Basket Mar Gijon added to their roster 22-year old guard Laura Chahrour (172-95, agency: ProDep Management) from Picken Claret. In 26 LF2 games she recorded 8.3ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Chahrour played at IF Air Europa where in 7 LF2 games she averaged 6.9ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.6apg and 3.3spg. She also played that season for Distrito Olimpico (LFB). But in 11 games she had just 1.4ppg. The other team Chahrour played shortly was Adelantados (LFB). In three games she got only 2.7ppg and 1.0rpg.
She has played previously for Ros Casares.

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  SURINAM  


Surinamese U17 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Stephanie Hubard
Hubard
Jolaine Nijman
Nijman
Mirelva Marica
Marica
Cyaram Amaisi
Amaisi
Chayenne Breinburg
Breinburg
#e#5
4Chayenne Breinburg 00 SUR U16 NT Surinam
5Venicia Nirk 01 SUR U16 NT Surinam
6Cyaram Kensmil 01 SUR U16 NT Surinam
7Rochella Jedinie 03 SUR U16 NT Surinam
8Suena Zeefuik 01 SUR U16 NT Surinam
9Stephanie Hubard 03 SUR U16 NT Surinam
10Jolaine Nijman 02 SUR U16 NT Surinam
11Mirelva Marica 02 SUR U16 NT Surinam
12Tamischa Schillevoort 02 SUR U16 NT Surinam
13Amare De Mess 01 SUR U16 NT Surinam
14Monifa Beyde 03 SUR U16 NT Surinam
15Cyaram Amaisi 03 SUR U16 NT Surinam




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  SWEDEN  


Petersson re-signs at Visby - by Eurobasket News

Visby Ladies (Damligan) confirmed in their roster 21-year old forward Johanna Petersson (178-96). She has played there for the last six seasons. In 26 Damligan games she had 3.5ppg and 2.6rpg last season.
Petersson was named to U20 National Team in 2015.

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  TURKEY  


Mersin BSB inks Krystal Thomas - by Eurobasket News

Mersin Buyuksehir Belediye (KBSL) signed 28-year old American center Krystal Thomas (195-89, college: Duke). She plays this summer at Washington Mystics (WNBA). In 25 games she had 6.5ppg, 9.5rpg and 1.1bpg.
In 2011 Thomas was drafted by Seattle Storm (WNBA) in third round (36th overall).
She attended Duke University and it will be her seventh season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Thomas' team won Spanish LFB Cup in 2014. She was also voted Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese WCBA Honorable Mention back in 2013.
Thomas is quite experienced player. She has played in four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Thomas has played previously professionally in France (Lyon), WNBA (Indiana Fever and Phoenix Mercury), Spain (Perfumerias Avenida) and China (Jiangsu Phoenix).

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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Urla Belediyesi Genclik Sport Club lands Nazli Guler - by Eurobasket News

Urla Belediyesi Genclik Sport Club (TKBL) tabbed experienced 35-year old former international forward Nazli Guler (184-82, agency: 1x1 Sports) from Bornova Becker. In 41 TKBL games she averaged 9.0ppg, 6.1rpg and 2.9apg last season. She helped them to win the regular season.
Guler won Turkish TKB2L championship title in 2016.
She also represented Turkey at the Mediterranean Games eight years ago.
Guler has spent her entire career in Turkey playing for seven other teams: Besiktas, Fenerbahce, Istanbul Uni, Adana ASKI Mersin, Hatay, Yildizlari and Adana ASKI Mersin.
Guler is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in her extensive career, which she may end at Urla Belediyesi Genclik Sport Club.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  UNITED KINGDOM  


Key trio get to return with Sevenoaks - by Paul Nilsen

Sevenoaks Suns have ensured added continuity for the forthcoming WBBL season with the return of Renee E. Busch (175-G-92, college: Pennsylvania), Millie Watkins and Kaitlyn Lewis.

The WBBL Trophy and Play-Off winners show no signs of slowing down during a busy pre-season, with head coach Len Busch thrilled to have more familiar faces back on board.

He said: "Renee was a huge addition to us for the second half of last season. Her work ethic was contagious and her shooting ability helped spread the floor for us.

"She definitely helped us punish teams that focused too much on Cat Carr. Now she's looking forward to a full season in the WBBL.

"I am very happy that Millie Watkins has decided to return for another season. She is a terrific teammate and a real professional who helps us in a lot of ways that outsiders might not see. She makes practices better and brings a vast amount of experience to our club.

"Meanwhile Kaitlyn has been with Suns since she was U14 and will always have a home with us," continued the play-caller.

"I am hoping that she can make a full recovery from the knee trouble that limited her at the end of last season."

Suns aren't finished yet and will be announcing a marquee signing tomorrow as they add the finishing touches to a side that they hope will challenge for more honours.



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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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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