EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 8/17/2017 4:04:03 AM

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  ABA  



ABA adds Topeka Steek to Great Plains Division - by Gianni Pascucci

The American Basketball Association (ABA) announced that the Topeka Steel has been added to its Great Plains Division. "We very pleased that Shawn Smith and his group have decided to join the ABA," stated ABA co-founder Joe Newman . "Shawn has a great background in a variety of sports and we believe he'll do a terrific job with his ABA team - plus we were very eager to expand the Great Plains Division."
The Topeka Steel is owned by One Distraction Sports Group, the parent owners of Impact Championship Wrestling, Midwest Football League and Topeka Valor Football Club.
Shawn was born and raised in Topeka and graduated from Topeka Seaman High School where be played football and basketball. In addition to his own wrestling and football enterprises, he worked for 13 years with the Kansas Koyotes in indoor professional football. "We are very excited to be a part of the ABA," added Smith. "This is a great league with a great tradition and we will do Topeka proud on and off the court."
For more information, visit www.topekasteel.com, email topekasteel@gmail.com or www.abaliveaction.com



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  ARGENTINA  


Keenan Peterson (ex Lakers) is a newcomer at Rocamora - by Eurobasket News

Tomas de Rocamora (TNA) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American center Keenan Peterson (208-113kg-91, college: Lincoln Memorial). He played most recently at Lakers in Swiss LNB league. In 22 games he recorded 14.6ppg, 12.5rpg, 1.3apg and 1.9spg in 2015-16 season. Great year indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNB Center of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Bosmans Team.
Among other achievements Peterson's team won SAC Regular Season in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
He graduated from Lincoln Memorial University in 2015 and actually missed last season. It will be his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Austin re-signs at Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos - by Eurobasket News

Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos (LigaA) confirmed in their roster 29-year old American forward Kyle Austin (203-105kg-88, college: Cal-Riverside). He played there last season. In 56 LigaA games he recorded 11.9ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.2apg.
The previous (15-16) season Austin played at Piacenza in Italian Serie A where in 25 games he averaged 13.9ppg and 5.8rpg.
He is quite experienced player. Austin's career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in eight different countries. Austin tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Belgium (VOO Verviers Pepinster), France (ALM Evreux), Hungary (Kormend and Jaszberenyi), Mexico (Mineros de Caborca), Portugal, Spain, Sweden (Boras Basket) and Italy (Latina Basket and Matera).
Austin attended University of California, Riverside until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.
On Austin: A young player who has yet matured a nice international experience. Can spend time in both forward positions and helps his team in all the parts of the game. Has a good shooting range and can score a lot.

Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Larry O'Bannon
Mariano Byro

Forwards:
Kyle Austin
Perris Blackwell
Joaquin_Federico Giarrafa

Center:
Fernando Podesta

Coach: Marcelo Richotti

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Olimpico Ceres tab German Gonzalez - by Eurobasket News

Central Argentino Olimpico Ceres (TFB) inked 25-year old point guard German Gonzalez (180-92) from Atletico Saladas.
The previous (15-16) season Gonzalez played at Union Goya. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
Gonzalez has played previously for five other teams: Sionista, Union de Sunchales, Rocamora, Huracan and La Union.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



James Cambronne (ex Ponferrada CDP) agreed terms with Union de Santa Fe - by Eurobasket News

Union de Santa Fe (TNA) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American (has also Haitian passport) forward James Cambronne (201-104kg-91, college: St.Michael's). He played most recently at Residencia Las Encinas CDP Ponferrada in Spanish EBA league. In 26 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.7ppg, 11.2rpg (#2 in the league), 1.0spg and 1.3bpg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA Honorable Mention.
The previous (2016) summer Cambronne played at Paris in U.S. semi-pro league Eurobasket Summer League in Orlando. A very good season in his career as he was voted to All-Eurobasket Summer League in Orlando 1st Team.
He has played also professionally in United Kingdom (Worthing Thunder).
Cambronne attended St. Michael's College until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

Union de Santa Fe roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gaston Torres
Andres Mariani
Matias Borsatti

Forwards:
Miguel Isola
James Cambronne

Center:
Alejandro Arca

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Troutman re-signs at Regatas Corrientes - by Eurobasket News

Regatas Corrientes (LigaA) confirmed in their roster experienced 36-year old American power forward Chevon Troutman (202-109kg-81, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Interperformances). He played there last season. In 55 LigaA games he had 8.8ppg and 5.9rpg. Troutman helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Entente Orleans 45 in French ProA where in 28 games he recorded 9.4ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.1spg.
In 2005 Troutman was drafted by Albany Patroons (CBA) in third round (17th overall).
He attended University of Pittsburgh and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Troutman was voted Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention back in 2013.
He is quite experienced player. Troutman has played in five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Italy (Libertas Liburnia and Scandone Avellino), Poland (Stelmet), Germany (Bayern Muenchen), France (ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket) and Dominican Republic (CDP Domingo Paulino Santiago and Metros de Santiago).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Regatas Corrientes.
Troutman could be described: A tough, talented rebounder, athletic defender, tough offensive player and fierce competitor who plays with much passion. He has contributed primarily in the low-post but also can play on the perimeter.

Regatas Corrientes roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alex Harris
Leemire Goldwire

Forwards:
Chevon Troutman
Javier Saiz

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Federico Oggero agreed terms with Ciclista - by Eurobasket News

Ciclista Juninense (TNA) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old forward Federico Oggero (195-92). The last time (14-15) he played at Red Star BBC de Catamarca in Argentinian TFB league.
Oggero represented Argentina at the South American Championships U17 in Trinidad (Uruguay) eight years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 5 games: 2.2ppg, 3.6rpg.
Oggero has played previously for two other teams: San Martin Marcos Juarez and Obera Tennis Club.

Ciclista Juninense roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Nahuel Paciotti

Forwards:
Federico Oggero
Rodrigo Goncalves
Xavier Carreras
Karel Guzman

Coach: Guillermo Tasso

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
.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Uruguay



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  AUSTRALIA  


Eric Jacobsen (ex 36ers) signs at Fukuoka Rizing - by Eurobasket News

B League D2 newcomer Fukuoka Rizing landed 23-year old American power forward Eric Jacobsen (208-116kg-94, college: Arizona State). He played most recently at 36ers in Australian NBL league. In 31 games he averaged 6.8ppg and 5.9rpg last season. Jacobsen helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Jacobsen graduated from Arizona State in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Japan



Demond Watt (ex Rockhampton) joins Gries/Oberhoffen - by Eurobasket News

Gries/Oberhoffen BC (NM1) agreed terms with 28-year old American forward Demond Watt (200-89, college: Texas A&M-CC). He played this summer at Rockhampton Rockets in Australian QBL, but left the team in May. In four games he had 12.0ppg, 11.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg. The last season Watt played at Angers BC where in 6 NM1 games he recorded 15.0ppg, 10.7rpg, 1.7apg, 1.3spg and 1.3bpg.
He is quite experienced player. Watt's career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in six different countries. Watt tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Finland (UU Korihait), Iceland (KR Reykjavik), Sweden (Orebro), United Kingdom (London Lions and Cheshire Phoenix), PBL (Gary Splash) and Mongolia (Sukhbaatar).
Watt attended Texas A&M - Corpus Christi until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

Gries/Oberhoffen BC roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Xavier Forcada
Simon Cretaux
Oumarou Sylla

Forwards:
Asier Zengotitabengoa
Demond Watt

Center:
Ludovic Negrobar

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in France



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



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  AUSTRIA  


BK Dukes Klosterneuburg sign Big Man Edin Bavcic - by Stefan Prager

The BK Klosterneuburg Dukes continue to shape their roster for the upcoming season. As announced today the club has signed big man Edin Bavcic (209-F/C-84, agency: BeoBasket). The 33 year old power forward/center last played for for AS apollon Patras of Greece last season. Bavcic a seasoned international veteran has seen quite much during has successful career. He is a two time Bosnian champion with with Bosna Sarajevo and has played for the Bosnian national team from 2005 to 2013 and in 2015. He played in two European championships with Bosnia as well. Bavcic has also played in Turkey, Germany, Slovenia, Italy, Ukraine, Greece, France and in the Kosovo. In 2006 Bavcic got drafted by the Toronto Raptors with the 56th pick in the second round but he never played in an NBA game. Bavcic played in the Euroleague for KK Union Olimpija and ULEB cup with Bosna Sarajevo. He also has Adriatic League experience. After signing hometown kid Valentin Bauer and forward Fabricio Vay Bavcic is the third new addition by Klosterneuburg this season.


Danek re-signs at Arkadia - by Eurobasket News

Arkadia Traiskirchen Lions (A Bundesliga) confirmed in their roster 31-year old international point guard Benedikt Danek (176-86). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 34 A Bundesliga games he had 8.9ppg, 2.9rpg, 7.4apg (leader !!!) and 1.0spg last season. A very impressive year as he was named to Austrian Bundesliga A All-Star Game and All-Domestic Players Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Danek's team made it to the Bundesliga A Semifinals in 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Austrian League Domestic Player of the Year in 2016.
Danek has been also a member of Austrian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Austrian senior team since 2008 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2006.
Danek represented Austria at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 four years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 2.3ppg, 1.0rpg, 1.2apg, 1.0spg.
Danek has played previously for two other teams: Vienna and Vienna 87.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Austria



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  


Tarik Phillip is a newcomer at Szolnok - by Eurobasket News

Szolnoki Olajbanyasz (A Division) strengthened their roster with addition of American guard Tarik Phillip (190-84kg, agency: Two Points). He just graduated from W.Virginia (NCAA). Phillip has played there for the last three years. In 37 games he recorded 9.5ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.0apg and 1.7spg last season. Phillip helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Great season indeed as he was awarded All-Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year and voted to Big 12 All-Tournament Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

Szolnoki Olajbanyasz roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
David Vojvoda
Kendrick Perry
Tarik Phillip

Forward:
Quincy Ford

Centers:
Luksa Andric
Adam Toth

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Hungary



Eurobasket Summer League MVP Demetris Morant signs at Aris - by Eurobasket News

Aris Thessaloniki (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American forward Demetris Morant (206-95kg-92, college: FGCU, agency: Mansfield and Associates). He played in the summer at Golden State in Eurobasket Summer League in Las Vegas, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. In ESL games he recorded 10.5ppg and 7.9rpg.
Morant just graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University and it will be his first season in pro basketball. His team won A-Sun Tournament for two years in a row (2016 and 2017). Morant received All-A-Sun Defensive Player of the Year award in 2017 at his college time.

Aris Thessaloniki roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kyle Weaver
Ioannis Athineou
Spyros Mourtos
Dimitrios Flionis
Nikolaos Diplaros
Panagiotis Kalaitzakis
Ioannis Patsiavaouras
Ioannis Sidiroilias

Forwards:
Panagiotis Vasilopoulos
Demetris Morant
Vangelis Dimitrakas
Konstantinos Lazarou
Fotis Gounaropoulos
Dimitris Lysselis
Antreas Tretiakov
Konstantinos Altinis

Centers:
Zisis Sarikopoulos
Vasileos Christidis

Coach: Panagiotis Giannakis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELARUS  


Coach Andrei Krivonos joins COR-Borisfen - by Eurobasket News

COR-Borisfen Mogilev (Premier League) hired 42-year old coach Andrei Krivonos from Tsmoki-Minsk. Krivonos has coached there for the last nine years. He helped them to win the cup.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Krivonos was voted Eurobasket.com All-Belarusian League Coach of the Year back in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013.
He was coaching Belarusian Senior National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Krivonos has coached previously professionally in Hungary and Poland (Energa Czarni).

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in 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




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  BOSNIA  


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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain



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  BRAZIL  

Carioca Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Dontrell BRITE
  L.Sorocaba
  (175-PG-)
  Avg: 16.8
 1. Brite, L.Sorocaba16.8 
 2. Uchendu, Bauru16.0 
 3. Avelino, Osasco B.15.5 
 4. Hubner, Paulistano15.5 
 5. Coelho, Franca15.0 
 6. Cipolini, Franca14.5 
 7. Toledo, Pinheiros12.5 
 8. Demetrio, Franca12.0 
 9. Galvanini, Bauru12.0 
 10. Cook, L.Sorocaba11.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael UCHENDU
  Bauru
  (206-F/C-98)
  Avg: 15
 1. Uchendu, Bauru15.0 
 2. Rodrigues, L.Sor.11.0 
 3. Hubner, Paulistano8.5 
 4. Toledo, Pinheiros7.5 
 5. Drudi, Osasco B.7.0 
 6. Brite, L.Sorocaba7.0 
 7. Cipolini, Franca7.0 
 8. Santos, Bauru6.7 
 9. Ansaloni, Pinheiros6.0 
 10. Viana, America6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Elio CORAZZA
  Paulistano
  (193-PG-89)
  Avg: 8
 1. Corazza, Paulistano8.0 
 2. Coelho, Franca6.0 
 3. Ruivo, Pinheiros6.0 
 4. Pierotti, Bauru5.5 
 5. Lersch, Mogi5.5 
 6. Taylor, Mogi4.5 
 7. Lima, Franca4.3 
 8. Aleo, Osasco B.4.0 
 9. Brite, L.Sorocaba4.0 
 10. Farina, L.Sorocaba3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Felipe SOUZA
  America
  (200-SF-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Souza, America2.0 
 2. Galvanini, Bauru2.0 
 3. Toledo, Pinheiros2.0 
 4. Fernandes, Osasco B.2.0 
 5. Brite, L.Sorocaba1.8 
 6. Do Carmo, Pinhe.1.5 
 7. Da-Silva, L.Sor.1.5 
 8. Aleo, Osasco B.1.5 
 9. Avelino, Osasco B.1.5 
 10. Pinto, Pinheiros1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael UCHENDU
  Bauru
  (206-F/C-98)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Uchendu, Bauru4.5 
 2. Demetrio, Franca1.7 
 3. Hubner, Paulistano1.5 
 4. Pereira, Pinheiros1.3 
 5. Galvanini, Bauru1.0 
 6. Curnell, Mogi0.8 
 7. Junior, Bauru0.7 
 8. Carlos, Mogi0.7 
 9. Cook, L.Sorocaba0.5 
 10. Luz-d., Paulistano0.5 


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





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Saint-Quentin signs Maurice Walker - by Eurobasket News

Saint-Quentin Basket-Ball (NM1) signed 26-year old British-Canadian power forward Maurice Walker (208-118kg-91, college: Minnesota). He played last season at Worcester Wolves in British BBL league. Walker managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 23 BBL games he had very impressive stats: 18.0ppg, 9.5rpg (leader !!!) and 1.9apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-British BBL Center of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team. Walker also played that season for Valmiera/ORDO in Latvian LBL where in 9 games he recorded 6.0ppg and 4.3rpg. He also played 4 games in Baltic League where he averaged 4.8ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.0apg.
Walker has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015. His team won Baltic League Cup.
Walker has played also professionally in Cyprus (Keravnos), Italy (VL Pesaro) and Canada (Mother Teresa Academ).
He attended University of Minnesota until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Saint-Quentin Basket-Ball roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
B.A. Walker
Benoit Gillet
Daviin Davis
Jean-Francois Kebe

Forwards:
Desmond Quincy-Jones
Cheick Soumaoro

Center:
Maurice Walker

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Pape Seck (ex Tindastoll) joins Pielagos - by Eurobasket News

Pas Pielagos (EBA) agreed terms with Canadian forward Pape Seck (208-95kg, college: Simon Fraser). He played most recently at Tindastoll in Icelandic Dominos League, but left the team in Nov.'16. In four games he had 5.3ppg and 2.5rpg last season.
Seck graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2016 and actually missed last season. It will be his second season as a professional player.

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Lourdes tab Lien Phillip - by Eurobasket News

L'union Lourdes-Tarbes Pyrenees Basket (NM1) inked 28-year old Canadian forward Lien Phillip (203-89). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Vincentian passport. Phillip is not a newcomer in French League as he played most recently at Prisse Macon (NM2).
The previous (15-16) season Phillip played at Basket Club Ardres (also in NM2).
His team won OUA West Division Regular Season in 2013.
Phillip also represented Canada at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 6 games: 0.7ppg, 2.5rpg.
Phillip has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Phillip has played previously professionally in Australia (Suns) and Canada (Lancers).
His game is described as: He is a relentless rebounder and a tough physical player.
On the court, Phillip is considered to be the complete package as he is a long and athletic post player who is an exceptional rebounder, tremendous defender and an explosive scorer
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NBL Round 23: Henan defeats Fujian in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The teams have now bigger motivation at this stage of Regular Season. Every game can be crucial and decide about teams' position at the end of Regular Season.

Tenth-ranked Fujian (10-13) gave a tough game to first ranked Henan (19-4) on Wednesday. Henan managed to secure only three-point victory 134-131. However their fans expected much easier game. Fujian trailed by 16 points after 3 quarters before a 41-28 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 131-134 at the end of the game. Henan made 29-of-35 free shots (82.9 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Fujian helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) who led his team to a victory scoring 44 points (!!!) and 8 assists (was perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line !!!). American-Nigerian center Chris Otule (211-90, college: Marquette) helped adding 28 points, 15 rebounds and 5 blocks. American forward Brandon Bowman (206-84, college: Georgetown) responded with a double-double by scoring 44 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds. Fujian's coach Jiulong Liu tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Henan maintains first place with 19-4 record. Fujian at the other side dropped to the ninth position with 13 games lost. They share it with Lhasa. Henan are looking forward to face Jiangsu L. (#13) in He Fei in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Fujian will play on the road against Luoyang (#5) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Bottom-ranked Dongbu (0-23) is still winless. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their 23th consecutive match to second ranked Shaanxi W. (18-5) 121-67. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds. Troy Gillenwater accounted for 29 points and 6 rebounds (on 12-of-14 shooting from the field). point guard Tujun Shen (185-92) came up with 26 points for Dongbu in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Shaanxi W. have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain second place with 18-5 record behind leader Henan. Dongbu at the other side still closes the standings. Shaanxi W. will play against Anhui (#4) at home in the next round. Dongbu will play against Hebei X. (#12) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Lanling supposed to be also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Anhui (16-7) played at the court of 7th ranked Chongqing (12-11). Anhui smashed Chongqing 142-106 on Wednesday. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Chongqing. The best player for the winners was Manny Harris who scored 42 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds. Vladyslav Koreniuk produced 25 points and 8 rebounds for the hosts. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Anhui. They maintain fourth place with 16-7 record. Loser Chongqing dropped to the eighth position with 11 games lost. Anhui will meet league's second-placed Shaanxi W. in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Chongqing will play against Beijing (#11) and hope to secure a win.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 23: Lhasa lost to Hunan on the opponent's court 111-129. Jiangsu L. unfortunately lost to Hebei X. in a home game 114-128. Beijing was rolled over Guangxi on the road 68-92. Guizhou crushed Luoyang on its own court 126-107.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 49 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 7 assists by Terrell Stoglin of Hunan.

Hunan - Lhasa 129-111

Rather expected game in Changsha where 9th ranked Lhasa (10-13) was defeated by sixth ranked Hunan (15-8) 129-111 on Wednesday. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 129-111. Hunan dominated down low during the game scoring 76 of its points in the paint compared to Lhasa's 52. They outrebounded Lhasa 49-28 including a 17-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. Hunan looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American guard Terrell Stoglin (185-91, college: Maryland) who scored 49 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 7 assists. His fellow American import power forward Arinze Onuaku (206-87, college: Syracuse) chipped in a double-double by scoring 28 points and 15 rebounds. American center Jonathan Kreft (213-86, college: Florida St.) produced 22 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and forward Yuxiang Gao (195-93) added 15 points and 6 assists respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hunan moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Luoyang. Lhasa lost their third game in a row. They keep the ninth position with 13 games lost. They share it with Fujian. Hunan will meet at home higher ranked Guizhou (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lhasa will play against Guangxi (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hunan: S.Terrell 49+5reb+7ast, O.Arinze 28+15reb+2ast, Z.ChaoLong 18+8reb+2ast, P.Jiaxin 10+4reb, Z.Wei 8+8reb+4ast, L.Hansheng 5+2reb+4ast
Lhasa: K.Jonathan 22+8reb+4ast, H.DangJian 16+6reb, C.Jinlong 15+3ast, G.Yuxiang 15+2reb+6ast, S.Xinyue 11+4reb, S.DeShuai 9+3reb+6ast
gschID: 548606


Jiangsu L. - Hebei X. 114-128

The game between closely ranked teams ended with twelfth ranked Hebei X.'s (6-17) road victory over 13th ranked Jiangsu L. (2-21) 128-114 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Hebei X.. Jiangsu L. managed to win fourth quarter 30-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hebei X. looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was American guard Kenny Gaines (190-94, college: Georgia, agency: 3Eye) who had a triple-double by scoring 35 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 12 assists. Center Heng Yu (210-91) chipped in 27 points and 7 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field). American-Palestinian forward Michael Nunnally (203-86, college: Pacific) produced a double-double by scoring 29 points and 19 rebounds and forward MingYang Gao (196-88) added 34 points (!!!) respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Hebei X. maintains twelfth place with 6-17 record. Jiangsu L. lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the thirteenth position with 21 games lost. Hebei X. will meet at home bottom-ranked Dongbu (#14) in the next round. Jiangsu L. will play against the league's leader Henan and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Hebei X.: G.Kenny 35+11reb+12ast, Y.Heng 27+7reb, W.Zixu 15+7reb+1ast, L.Yannan 14+5reb+2ast, Z.Zhao 11+2reb+1ast, D.Mengchao 10+4reb+1ast
Jiangsu L.: G.MingYang 34+3reb+2ast, N.Michael 29+19reb+1ast, G.Wei 23+1reb+5ast, W.Xing Chen 15+9reb+1ast, X.Shiwei 7+4reb, J.Shichao 3+4reb+1ast
gschID: 548605


Guangxi - Beijing 92-68

Not a big story in a game when 11th ranked Beijing (8-15) was rolled over on the road by eighth ranked Guangxi (13-10) 92-68 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Guangxi. Beijing managed to win fourth quarter 23-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guangxi had a 35-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American center Isaiah Austin (216-93, college: Baylor) who scored 30 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks. Indian-Canadian center Sim Bhullar (226-92, college: N.Mexico St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds (on 12-of-13 shooting from the field). American center Michael Holyfield (211-92, college: Sam Houston St.) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds and power forward Yunan Liu (205-94) added 10 points respectively for the guests. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guangxi moved-up to seventh place. Beijing lost their third game in a row. They keep the eleventh position with 15 games lost. Guangxi will meet at home Lhasa (#9) in the next round. Beijing will play against Chongqing and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Guangxi: A.Isaiah 30+9reb+2ast, B.Sim 27+11reb+1ast, Z.Yupeng 9+7reb+4ast, L.Jiawei 8+3reb+5ast, Y.Kai 6+5reb+2ast, C.Keliang 5+3reb+3ast
Beijing: H.Michael 20+11reb+1ast, L.Yunan 10+4reb, Z.Shuai 8+3reb+1ast, G.Kaiyang 7+5reb, Z.Wei 6+4reb+1ast, C.Zexu 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 548604


Henan - Fujian 134-131

Tenth-ranked Fujian (10-13) gave a tough game to first ranked Henan (19-4) on Wednesday. Henan managed to secure only three-point victory 134-131. However their fans expected much easier game. Fujian trailed by 16 points after 3 quarters before a 41-28 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 131-134 at the end of the game. Henan made 29-of-35 free shots (82.9 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Fujian helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) who led his team to a victory scoring 44 points (!!!) and 8 assists (was perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line !!!). American-Nigerian center Chris Otule (211-90, college: Marquette) helped adding 28 points, 15 rebounds and 5 blocks. American forward Brandon Bowman (206-84, college: Georgetown) responded with a double-double by scoring 44 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds and Ivorian-French point guard Mouloukou-Souleyman Diabate (181-87) scored 49 points (!!!), 5 assists and 4 steals. Five Henan and four Fujian players scored in double figures. Fujian's coach Jiulong Liu tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Henan maintains first place with 19-4 record. Fujian at the other side dropped to the ninth position with 13 games lost. They share it with Lhasa. Henan are looking forward to face Jiangsu L. (#13) in He Fei in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Fujian will play on the road against Luoyang (#5) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Henan: A.Josh-Emmanuel 44+4reb+8ast, J.Yuxing 28+6reb+5ast, O.Chris 28+15reb+3ast, C.Yuhan 13+2reb+1ast, L.PengPeng 11+5reb+1ast, T.Jian 7+5reb+1ast
Fujian: D.Mouloukou Souleyman 49+4reb+5ast, B.Brandon 44+16reb+3ast, X.Huajun 11+1reb+1ast, Z.Xiaobo 10+5reb+1ast, D.Jian 6+3reb+1ast, Z.Jinshuai 4+2reb
gschID: 548603


Chongqing - Anhui 106-142

The game in Lanling supposed to be also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Anhui (16-7) played at the court of 7th ranked Chongqing (12-11). Anhui smashed Chongqing 142-106 on Wednesday. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Chongqing. The game without a history. Anhui led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They outrebounded Chongqing 51-40 including 16 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was American swingman Manny Harris (196-89, college: Michigan) who scored 42 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds. His fellow American import Chris Johnson (210-85, college: LSU) chipped in a double-double by scoring 29 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. Ukrainian center Vladyslav Koreniuk (210-94, agency: Octagon Europe) produced 25 points and 8 rebounds and Xin Wang added 18 points and 13 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) respectively for the hosts. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Anhui. They maintain fourth place with 16-7 record. Loser Chongqing dropped to the eighth position with 11 games lost. Anhui will meet league's second-placed Shaanxi W. in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Chongqing will play against Beijing (#11) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Anhui: H.Manny 42+5reb+1ast, J.Chris 29+14reb+4ast, Z.Yong 18+3reb+3ast, R.Kai 16+9reb+1ast, L.Qingxiang 11+3reb+5ast, G.Shunjie 10+1reb+3ast
Chongqing: K.Vladyslav 25+8reb+2ast, W.Xin 18+13reb, M.Tony 17+3reb+1ast, W.Yang 14+1reb+3ast, L.Yao 12+2reb, G.Yaoyang 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 548602


Shaanxi W. - Dongbu 121-67

Bottom-ranked Dongbu (0-23) is still winless. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their 23th consecutive match to second ranked Shaanxi W. (18-5) 121-67. The game without a history. Shaanxi W. led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Dongbu's 32. Shaanxi W. forced 19 Dongbu turnovers and outrebounded them 55-29 including a 36-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Troy Gillenwater (205-88, college: N.Mexico St.) accounted for 29 points and 6 rebounds (on 12-of-14 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Four Shaanxi W. players scored in double figures. Point guard Tujun Shen (185-92) came up with 26 points and guard Yi Jiang (195-93) added 20 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Dongbu in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Shaanxi W. have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain second place with 18-5 record behind leader Henan. Dongbu at the other side still closes the standings. Shaanxi W. will play against Anhui (#4) at home in the next round. Dongbu will play against Hebei X. (#12) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Shaanxi W.: G.Troy 29+6reb+1ast, G.Charles 26+11reb+1ast, B.Jiguang 21+5reb+2ast, Y.XiaoHang 11+1reb, G.Yan 10+5reb+4ast, L.Yunbin 8+4reb
Dongbu: S.Tujun 26+2reb, J.Yi 20+6reb, D.QinShuo 6+5reb, S.Shengyue 6+3reb+1ast, Z.MengLong 4+3reb, A.LiPeng 3+3reb
gschID: 548601


Guizhou - Luoyang 126-107

Everything went according to plan when third ranked Guizhou (17-6) outscored at home 5th ranked Luoyang (15-8) 126-107 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Guizhou. Luoyang managed to win fourth quarter 31-27. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guizhou shot 60.8 percent from the field. They shot the lights out from three sinking 16 long-distance shots on high 55.2 percentage. The best player for the winners was American point guard Mark Lyons (185-89, college: Arizona, agency: Higher Vision Sports) who scored 50 points (!!!), 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals. Central African-American power forward James Mays (206-86, college: Clemson) chipped in 32 points and 7 rebounds. South Sudanese-Lebanese center Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) produced a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) and forward Ye Zhao (198-97) added 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the third consecutive win for Guizhou. They maintain third place with 17-6 record having just two points less than leader Henan. Loser Luoyang keeps the fifth position with eight games lost. They share it with Hunan. Guizhou will meet Hunan (#6) in the next round. Luoyang will play against Fujian and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Guizhou: L.Mark 50+5reb+4ast, M.James 32+7reb, L.Pengfei 13+4reb+1ast, L.MingHao 12+11reb+3ast, S.Rongxiao 12+8reb+1ast, Z.MingHao 4
Luoyang: Z.Ye 23+6reb+4ast, S.Jianguo 22+2reb+1ast, M.Ater 22+12reb+3ast, O.Olumide 19+6reb, Q.Wenhan 14+3reb+4ast, L.Shuai 3+1reb+2ast
gschID: 548600





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  CONGO-BRAZAVILLE  


Judicael Belemene signs at Oviedo - by Eurobasket News

Union Financiera Baloncesto Oviedo (LEB Gold) landed 20-year old Congolese forward Judicael Belemene (205-97). He is not a newcomer in Spanish League as he played most recently at ICL Manresa in Liga Endesa. However his team was relegated to LEB Gold. In 28 Liga Endesa games he averaged just 2.8ppg and 1.8rpg last season. LEB Gold will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Belemene helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Unicaja B Malaga (LEB Silver) where in 31 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 15.3ppg and recorded 5.7rpg and 1.3apg. Belemene contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
He has played previously for two other teams: Unicaja Malaga and Clinicas Rincon.

Union Financiera Baloncesto Oviedo roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Francisco Cardenas
Fabio Santana

Forward:
Judicael Belemene

Center:
Kenan Karahodzic

Coach: Carles Marco

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CROATIA  


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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Turkey nip Czech Republic in friendly game - by Eurobasket News

Czech Republic - Turkey 66:67

Turkey and Czech Republic clashed in the exhibition clash in Kralovec. Bobby Dixon (178-PG-83, college: Troy, agency: BeoBasket) nailed a late three-pointer to carry Turkey to a tough victory. Cedi Osman (204-F-95) scored 19 points to pace the visitors.
Turkey posted a 21:16 lead after the opening quarter. They stayed in front throughout the second frame. Turkey ensured a 33:31 halftime advantage. They boosted the margin at 4-point mark heading into the fourth quarter 52:48. Czech Republic denied the deficit in the final frame but Bobby Dixon came up with late heroics to snatch victory for Turkey. Furkan Aldemir (207-C-91, agency: BeoBasket) produced 11 points, while Bobby Dixon added 9 points for the winners. Jaromir Bohacik (197-F/G-92, agency: Octagon Europe) replied with 16 points for Czech Republic. Tomas Satoransky (201-PG-91, agency: Octagon Europe) and Martin Peterka (205-C-95) tossed in 15 points each in the loss.

Czech Republic: Jaromir Bohacik 16, Tomas Satoransky 15, Martin Peterka 15
Turkey: Cedi Osman 19, Furkan Aldemir 11, Bobby Dixon 9



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  DENMARK  


Bakken signs Jeffrey Crockett, ex Lighthouse TR - by Eurobasket News

Bakken Bears (Ligaen) signed 26-year old American forward Jeffrey Crockett (201-95kg-91, college: Texas Tech). He played last season at Lighthouse Conad Trapani in Italian Serie A2. In 13 games he had very impressive stats: 16.3ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.0spg. Crockett also played that season for Unieuro Forli (Serie A) in Italy where in 19 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 15.7ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.4apg and 1.7spg.
He has played on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Crockett has played previously professionally also in Japan (Shinshu Brave Warriors Nagano) and Switzerland (Massagno).
He attended Texas Tech University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
Crockett could be described: A very versatile forward, who can spend time in both 3 and 4 positions. Has a solid body and great athletic skills, can score in lots of ways.

Bakken Bears roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Darko Jukic
Devaughn Akoon-Purcell

Forward:
Jeffrey Crockett

Centers:
Chris Christoffersen
Brandon Bolden

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  

Stats Leaders - LIDOBA

Points Per Game
 Gerardo SUERO
  Indios SFM
  (196-G-89)
  Avg: 26.1
 1. Suero, Indios SFM26.1 
 2. Gilder, Caneros LR23.2 
 3. Woodbury, Titanes .20.7 
 4. Guzman, Soles SD20.5 
 5. Bailey, Reales LV19.5 
 6. Santana, Titanes .18.7 
 7. Miller, Leones SD18.2 
 8. Gaines, Metros S.18.1 
 9. Glenn, Metros S.18.1 
 10. Rhett, Leones SD17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian WILLIAMS
  Titanes .
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Williams, Titanes .9.8 
 2. Shannon, Indios S.8.9 
 3. Jones, Huracanes PP8.5 
 4. Araujo, Leones SD8.5 
 5. Santana, Titanes .8.3 
 6. Vargas, Metros S.7.4 
 7. Rhett, Leones SD7.0 
 8. Gilder, Caneros LR6.9 
 9. Glenn, Metros S.6.7 
 10. Evangelista, Caner.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Juan CORONADO
  Reales LV
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Coronado, Reales LV6.5 
 2. Miller, Leones SD6.3 
 3. De-Leon, Metros S.5.1 
 4. Suero, Indios SFM5.0 
 5. Soliman, Caner.4.8 
 6. Fortuna, Leones SD3.8 
 7. Fortuna, Titanes .3.5 
 8. Carter, Huracane.3.5 
 9. Glenn, Metros S.3.4 
 10. Ruiz, Soles SD3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Elpidio FORTUNA
  Leones SD
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Fortuna, Leones SD1.9 
 2. Jones, Huracanes PP1.8 
 3. Suero, Indios SFM1.8 
 4. Beidler, Huracane.1.7 
 5. De-Leon, Metros S.1.7 
 6. Valdez, Huracane.1.6 
 7. Suero, Indios SFM1.6 
 8. Rojas, Leones SD1.4 
 9. Fortuna, Titanes .1.4 
 10. Gilder, Caneros LR1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Aaron JONES
  Huracanes PP
  (206-F-93)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Jones, Huracanes PP1.5 
 2. Evangelista, Caner.1.5 
 3. Okosun, Reales LV1.3 
 4. Vargas, Metros S.1.2 
 5. Shannon, Indios S.1.1 
 6. Nunez, Metros S.0.9 
 7. Guerrero, Leones SD0.8 
 8. Santana, Titanes .0.8 
 9. Williams, Titanes .0.8 
 10. Glenn, Metros S.0.8 


Metros STGO earn LNB title - by Eurobasket News

Metros STGO - Leones SD 94-87

Metros STGO captured LNB title. They held off Leones SD in the fifth game of the championship series and celebrated the trophy. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 27-14. But Leones SD won third quarter 26-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Metros STGO forced 24 Leones SD turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was American Robert Glenn (203-89, college: IUPUI) who scored 27 points and 7 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). Victor Liz (193-86) chipped in 24 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Metros STGO's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American point guard Patrick Miller (185-92, college: Tennessee St.) produced 11 points and 8 assists and naturalized American swingman Sadiel Rojas (197-89, college: Okla.Wesleyan) added 11 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four Metros STGO and five Leones SD players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Metros STGO: R.Glenn 27+7reb+3ast, V.Liz 24+7reb+6ast, A.Carmona 14+2reb+1ast, A.De Leon 11+5reb+9ast, J.Akindele 10+8reb+4ast, E.Vargas 6+8reb
Leones SD: D.Greene 15+1reb, J.Guerrero 15+5reb+1ast, M.Fortuna 13+3reb+5ast, S.Rojas 11+9reb+2ast, P.Miller 11+3reb+8ast, M.Rhett 10+5reb+1ast
gschID: 559739





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  ECUADOR  


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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  EUROLEAGUE  


Baskonia signs Jayson Granger - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa) signed 28-year old Italian-Uruguayan guard Jayson Granger (189-87kg-89). He has played for the last two seasons at Anadolu Efes in Turkish BSL league. In 32 games he had 9.5ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.9apg and 1.3spg last season. Granger helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Granger also played 35 games in Euroleague where he recorded 9.7ppg, 2.7rpg and 3.9apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Granger has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Turkish President Cup in 2016. Granger was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Bosman Player of the Year in 2015.
He represented Italy at the South American Championships in Chaco (Argentina) five years ago. Granger's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 5 games: 12.8ppg, 5.4rpg, 3.2apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 58.6%, 3PT: 45.5%, FT: 83.3%.
Granger has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Spain (Unicaja Malaga, Movil Estudiantes and Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B) and Uruguay (Cordon).
Granger is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league on the market.
He could be described: Jayson Granger is a nice size point guard who just knows how to play the game.
He makes great decisions with the basketball and is a nice quality ball handler and defender.
He has excellent passing skills and can score when the opportunity is there
.

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marcelinho Huertas
Jayson Granger
Rodrigue Beaubois
Jordan McRae
Vanja Marinkovic

Forwards:
Adam Hanga
Tornike Shengelia
Janis Timma
Tadas Sedekerskis
Vincent Poirier

Centers:
Johannes Voigtmann
Ilimane Diop

Coach: Pablo Prigioni

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16  

Stats Leaders - Group A

Points Per Game
 Nicolo MANNION
  (187-PG-1)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Mannion, ITA19.8 
 2. Avdija, ISR17.2 
 3. Pazin, SRB17.0 
 4. Glas, SLO16.6 
 5. Vlahovic, MNT16.4 
 6. Rudan, CRO16.2 
 7. Hayun, ISR15.8 
 8. Radovic, SLO15.6 
 9. Blazevic, LTU15.4 
 10. Hayes, FRA15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Deni AVDIJA
  (198-SF-1)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Avdija, ISR12.2 
 2. Blazevic, LTU11.6 
 3. Pradilla, ESP9.0 
 4. Hukporti, GER8.4 
 5. Tomasevic, MNT8.4 
 6. Exaucia, FIN8.2 
 7. Saric, CRO7.8 
 8. Kall, SWE7.8 
 9. Kadoshnikov, RUS7.8 
 10. Kancleris, LTU7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Killian HAYES
  (194-G-1)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Hayes, FRA5.8 
 2. Karapandzic, SRB5.4 
 3. Avdija, ISR5.2 
 4. Markovich, RUS4.4 
 5. Aharoni, ISR3.8 
 6. Samar, SLO3.8 
 7. Gizdavic, CRO3.6 
 8. Mannion, ITA3.6 
 9. Kucuk, TUR3.4 
 10. Maledon, FRA3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Ziga SAMAR
  (191-G-1)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Samar, SLO3.2 
 2. Mannion, ITA3.2 
 3. Hayes, FRA3.2 
 4. Kilps, LAT2.6 
 5. Bergstrom, SWE2.4 
 6. Avdija, ISR2.2 
 7. Pazin, SRB2.2 
 8. Van-Slooten, GER2.0 
 9. Gizdavic, CRO2.0 
 10. Haro, ESP1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Bojan TOMASEVIC
  MNT
  (201-PF-1)
  Avg: 2
 1. Tomasevic, MNT2.0 
 2. Blazevic, LTU1.8 
 3. Hukporti, GER1.4 
 4. Avdija, ISR1.2 
 5. Lootus, EST1.2 
 6. Vaistaras, LTU1.0 
 7. Zakharov, RUS1.0 
 8. Van-Slooten, GER1.0 
 9. Kadoshnikov, RUS1.0 
 10. Lakhin, RUS0.8 


Montenegro, France, Serbia and Croatia clinch semifinal birth in Podgorica - by Eurobasket News

Quarterfinals
Lithuania - Montenegro 74-80
Montenegro overcame Lithuania to reach the semifinal stage. Stefan Vlahovic (193-F/G-01) and Jovan Kljajic (198-F/G-01) produced 21 points each for the hosts. Montenegro snatched a 35:33 halftime lead. They went on a 25:17 run in the third term to take a comfortable 10-point advantage at the final break. Lithuania sank 24 points in the final frame but could not rescue the game. Bojan Tomasevic (201-PF-01) and Viktor Vujisic (203-F-01) had 12 points apiece in the victory. Lukas Kreismontas (195-SG-01) notched 21 points for Lithuania.

Turkey - France 76-80
France topped Turkey to pave their way into the semifinal stage. Theo Maledon (192-G-00) produced 18 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists for les Bleues. France accumulated a 46:33 halftime lead. Turkey pulled within single digits in the third term. Turkey got closer in the fourth frame but France held on to secure the winning outcome. Killian Hayes (194-G-01) and Essome Miyem (208-C-01) had 12 points each for the winners. Arda Cete (192-SG-01) delivered 26 points for Turkey.

Serbia - Spain 82-73
Stevan Karapandzic (184-PG-01) nailed 24 points to lead Serbia past Spain in the quarterfinal clash. Serbia recorded a 20:11 lead ten minutes into the game. They followed with a 26:15 run in the third quarter to ensure a 17-point advantage at the final break. Spain knocked down 25 points in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the defeat. Djordje Pazin (200-SF-01) had 11 points for the winners. Golden Dike (207-F-01) tallied 20 points and 15 rebounds for Spain.

Croatia - Latvia 71-69
Croatia nipped Latvia to enter the semifinal stage in Montenegro. Matej Rudan (204-C-01) had 22 points and 8 boards in the victory. Latvia jumped to a 25:16 lead after ten minutes. But Croatia erased the deficit in the next two periods. They secured a one-point lead at the final break. Croatia protected the advantage throughout the final frame and secured a narrow win. Viktor Saric (203-F/C-01, agency: Octagon Europe) had 18 points and 9 boards in the victory. Ojars Berzins (191-G-01) notched 14 points for Latvia.
9-16 Place
Finland - Italy 49-65
Italy defeated Finland in the classification round. Nicolo Mannion (187-PG-01) produced 18 points to lead the Azzurri. Italy built a comfortable 35:19 halftime lead. They went on a 21:12 run in the third term to clear off for good. Lorenzo Donadio had 12 points in the win. Teemu Suokas (185-SG-01) had 8 points for Finland.

Israel - Sweden 74-66
Israel fired past Sweden in the classification round clash. Deni Avdija (198-SF-01) came up with 21 points, 16 rebounds and 7 assists for the winning side. Israel piled up a 30:24 halftime lead. They unloaded 28 points in the fourth period and rallied to the victory. Raziel Hayun (194-SG-01) had 16 points for Israel. Alan Brzezinski (186-PG-01) netted 16 points for Sweden.

Germany - Estonia 61-68
Estonia rallied past Germany in Podgorica. Kerr Kriisa (187-PG-01) tallied 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in the victory. Germany posted a 28:20 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 13-point mark heading into the final term. But Estonia unleashed 35 points in the fourth frame and raced to the victory. Kaspar Lootus (202-F-01) had 14 points and 10 boards for Estonia. Timo Lanmuller (187-PG-01) netted 20 points for Germany.

Slovenia - Russia 78-54
Slovenia outgunned Russia in the classification round. Ziga Samar (191-G-01) produced 17 points to lead the winners. Slovenia went on a 23:15 run in the second term to take an 8-point halftime lead. They followed with a 20:12 run in the third term to clear off for good. Gregor Glas (196-G/F-01, agency: BeoBasket) had 13 points for the winners. Denis Kovalev (192-SG-01) answered with 12 points for Russia.



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.




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  FIBA ASIA CUP  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Fadi EL KHATIB
  (198-F/G-79)
  Avg: 23
 1. El-Khatib, LEB23.0 
 2. Madanly, SYR20.5 
 3. Saad, QAT20.0 
 4. Romeo, PHI18.8 
 5. Jamshidi, IRI18.5 
 6. Guo, CHN18.0 
 7. Haddadi, IRI18.0 
 8. Aljabi, SYR17.8 
 9. Chou, TAI16.5 
 10. Arakji, LEB16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hamed HADDADI
  IRI
  (218-C-85)
  Avg: 11
 1. Haddadi, IRI11.0 
 2. Hussein, JOR10.3 
 3. Galloway, IRQ9.5 
 4. Reid, HKG8.7 
 5. Erfan, QAT8.7 
 6. Singh, IND8.7 
 7. Todorovic, SYR7.8 
 8. Delany, NZL7.7 
 9. Hodgson, AUS7.5 
 10. Alhamarsheh, JOR7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Mahmoud ABDEEN
  JOR
  (191-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Abdeen, JOR7.8 
 2. Haddadi, IRI7.0 
 3. Park, KOR6.8 
 4. Galloway, IRQ6.3 
 5. Newley, AUS6.0 
 6. Castro-W., PHI4.8 
 7. Kim, KOR4.6 
 8. Jamshidi, IRI4.5 
 9. Singh, IND4.3 
 10. Alhaddad, SYR4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin GALLOWAY
  USA
  (200-PG-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Galloway, IRQ3.0 
 2. Mashayekhi, IRI2.8 
 3. El-Hadary, QAT2.7 
 4. Liu, TAI2.5 
 5. Brown, JPN2.5 
 6. Alhamarsheh, JOR2.3 
 7. Jamshidi, IRI2.3 
 8. Hamzah, IRQ2.0 
 9. Madanly, SYR2.0 
 10. Zhou, CHN2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Japeth AGUILAR
  (206-C-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Aguilar, PHI2.3 
 2. Hameed, IRQ2.3 
 3. Pelle, LEB1.8 
 4. Zaghab, JOR1.8 
 5. Hu, CHN1.8 
 6. Haddadi, IRI1.8 
 7. Hussein, JOR1.8 
 8. Singh, IND1.7 
 9. Al-Khafaji, IRQ1.5 
 10. Norwood, PHI1.5 



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  FINLAND  


Canyon Barry agreed terms with Salon Vilpas - by Eurobasket News

Salon Vilpas Vikings (Korisliiga) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old American guard Canyon Barry (198-93kg-94, college: Florida). He was about to sign at New York Knicks in the NBA.
Barry just graduated from University of Florida and it is his first season in pro basketball. His team was regular season runner-up in SEC. Barry received CoSIDA NCAA Division I Academic All-District 4 1st Team award in 2016 and 2017 at his college time.

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Simms comes back to KTP Basket, ex Kaposvari - by Eurobasket News

KTP Basket Kotka (Korisliiga) inked 31-year old American center Kenneth Simms (205-109kg-86, college: Cumberland). It is actually his comeback to KTP Basket as he has played here before. Simms played most recently at Kaposvari in Hungarian A Division. In 36 games he averaged 11.3ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.2apg last season. Simms also played that season for Gunma Crane Thunders (B League) in Japan where in 5 games he had 7.0ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.0apg.
Among other achievements Simms' team won Finnish League Regular Season in 2015. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga Honorable Mention award in 2015.
Simms is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to eleven different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Simms has played previously professionally in Belgium, China (Ningxia Hanas), France, Germany (Eisbaeren Bremerhaven), Italy (Mantova), Lithuania, Romania (Craiova), Sweden (Sodertalje Kings), Uruguay (Atletico Welcome), Dominican Republic (Soles de Santo Domingo and Indios de San Francisco) and Japan (Kanazawa Samuraiz).
He attended Cumberland University until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

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  FRANCE  


Demond Watt (ex Rockhampton) joins Gries/Oberhoffen - by Eurobasket News

Gries/Oberhoffen BC (NM1) agreed terms with 28-year old American forward Demond Watt (200-89, college: Texas A&M-CC). He played this summer at Rockhampton Rockets in Australian QBL, but left the team in May. In four games he had 12.0ppg, 11.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg. The last season Watt played at Angers BC where in 6 NM1 games he recorded 15.0ppg, 10.7rpg, 1.7apg, 1.3spg and 1.3bpg.
He is quite experienced player. Watt's career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in six different countries. Watt tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Finland (UU Korihait), Iceland (KR Reykjavik), Sweden (Orebro), United Kingdom (London Lions and Cheshire Phoenix), PBL (Gary Splash) and Mongolia (Sukhbaatar).
Watt attended Texas A&M - Corpus Christi until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

Gries/Oberhoffen BC roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Xavier Forcada
Simon Cretaux
Oumarou Sylla

Forwards:
Asier Zengotitabengoa
Demond Watt

Center:
Ludovic Negrobar

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Morris is back at SAP Vaucluse - by Eurobasket News

Sorgues-Avignon-Le Pontet Vaucluse (NM1) added to their roster experienced 40-year old American forward Wayne Morris (198-103kg-77, college: Shippensburg). It is actually his comeback to SAP Vaucluse as he has played here before. Morris has played for the last three seasons at Marseille in the NM2.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won French NM2 Group A championship title in 2010 and 2014.
Morris has played also in France (JSA Bordeaux, ALS Basket, Le Puy ASMB, Roche and Dax-Gamarde), EBA (Schuylkill Firedogs) and NRL (Delaware D.).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at SAP Vaucluse.
Morris attended Shippensburg University until 1999 and it will be his 19th (!!!) season as a professional player.

Sorgues-Avignon-Le Pontet Vaucluse roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Yann Siegwarth
Tanguy Nicolas

Forward:
Wayne Morris

Center:
Yohan Solle

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Phil Henry (ex Nova Ves) signs at La Charite - by Eurobasket News

NM1 newcomer La Charite Basket 58 landed 26-year old American (has also Jamaican passport) power forward Phil Henry (203-107kg-91, college: E.New Mexico). He played most recently at BK 04 AC LB Spisska Nova Ves in Slovakian SBL league. In 37 games he averaged impressive 16.9ppg, 8.8rpg and 1.1apg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com Slovakian League All-Imports Team, 3rd Team and Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Henry played at Al Salam (also in SBL) in Saudi Arabian where in 7 games he had very remarkable stats: 27.0ppg and 13.0rpg. Henry also spent pre-season at Isover Basket Azuqueca in Spanish EBA that year. In three games he recorded high stats: 15.7ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.7spg. The other team Henry played that season for was Cactus Tbilisi (A-League) in Georgia. In 9 games he got 13.3ppg, 9.0rpg (#2 in the league) and 1.2apg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Georgian A League 1st Team.
Henry has played also professionally in ABA (Bronx Holy Flames).
He attended Eastern New Mexico University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Henry's outlook: Philip Henry is a 203cm athletic Power Forward coming out of NCAA2 as one of the best shot blockers (record holder of single season block shots at E.New Mexico). But playing hard defense is not his only strength on the basketball court. Phil can also shoot nicely from all positions, especially his mid-range jump shot. Due to his athleticism he is quick enough to defend Small Forwards and strong enough to defend Centers as well.

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Davis is back at Saint-Quentin - by Eurobasket News

Saint-Quentin Basket-Ball (NM1) agreed terms with 32-year old American swingman Daviin Davis (193-85, college: Weber State). It is actually his comeback to Saint Quentin as he has played here before. Davis will still stay in France where he played last season at Union Rennes Basket 35 in ProA U21. However his team was relegated to NM2. In 31 NM1 games he had very impressive stats: 16.1ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.6apg and 2.3spg (in top 2). A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Davis played at Saint Quentin (ProB). In 34 games he recorded 11.8ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.3apg, 1.7spg and 1.1bpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Davis played in the final of French NM1 Play-Offs for two years in a row (2012 and 2013). He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 Defensive Player of the Year back in 2013.
Davis has played also professionally in Finland (Joensuun_Kataja), Latvia (Valmiera) and France (ALM Evreux, ADA Blois and Souffelweyersheim).
He attended Weber State until 2009 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.

Saint-Quentin Basket-Ball roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
B.A. Walker
Benoit Gillet
Daviin Davis
Jean-Francois Kebe

Forwards:
Desmond Quincy-Jones
Cheick Soumaoro

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Milos Macura (ex Olimpic) agreed terms with La Charite - by Eurobasket News

NM1 newcomer La Charite Basket 58 inked 27-year old Serbian power forward Milos Macura (211-98kg-90, college: Trevecca Nazarene, agency: Promotex). He played most recently at Olimpic in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 16 games he recorded 11.1ppg, 6.1rpg and 2.3apg last season.
Macura ended the previous (2015-16) season at KBBC Oostkamp in Belgian Top Division I where in two games he averaged 9.0ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.0spg. But the most of that year he spent at Mladost in Serbian KLS. In 18 games he had 5.2ppg and 2.8rpg.
Macura has played previously professionally in Spain (CB Guadalajara) and Belgium (Sint Jans Antwerpen).
He attended Trevecca Nazarene until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

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SAP Vaucluse signs Vukan Zivkovic - by Eurobasket News

Sorgues-Avignon-Le Pontet Vaucluse (NM1) signed 26-year old Serbian swingman Vukan Zivkovic (199-91). He has played for the last two seasons at Union Rennes Basket 35 in ProA U21. However his team was relegated to NM2. In 30 NM1 games he had 14.4ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3spg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Zivkovic's team made it to the NM2 Semifinals in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Serbian 2MLS 1st Team back in 2014.
Zivkovic has played also professionally for other Serbian teams like Spartak, Tamis and Zeleznicar Indjija.
He could be described: Vukan is fast and modern shooter. Can play on both forward and guard positions. Extraordinary scorer - can practically shoot from each situation, no matter if it is for 2 or 3 points, from dribble, from screen, from fade-away or over the player. He needs a little space to score, shouldn't be left alone. He is the point leader of Serbian 2nd League and MVP. Can penetrate into the paint easily, finishing with high jump shot or smooth assist. Runs fast in transitions and fastbreaks.

Sorgues-Avignon-Le Pontet Vaucluse roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Yann Siegwarth
Tanguy Nicolas

Forwards:
Wayne Morris
Vukan Zivkovic

Center:
Yohan Solle

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Saint-Quentin signs Maurice Walker - by Eurobasket News

Saint-Quentin Basket-Ball (NM1) signed 26-year old British-Canadian power forward Maurice Walker (208-118kg-91, college: Minnesota). He played last season at Worcester Wolves in British BBL league. Walker managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 23 BBL games he had very impressive stats: 18.0ppg, 9.5rpg (leader !!!) and 1.9apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-British BBL Center of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team. Walker also played that season for Valmiera/ORDO in Latvian LBL where in 9 games he recorded 6.0ppg and 4.3rpg. He also played 4 games in Baltic League where he averaged 4.8ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.0apg.
Walker has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015. His team won Baltic League Cup.
Walker has played also professionally in Cyprus (Keravnos), Italy (VL Pesaro) and Canada (Mother Teresa Academ).
He attended University of Minnesota until 2015 and it will be his third season as a professional player.

Saint-Quentin Basket-Ball roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
B.A. Walker
Benoit Gillet
Daviin Davis
Jean-Francois Kebe

Forwards:
Desmond Quincy-Jones
Cheick Soumaoro

Center:
Maurice Walker

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Lourdes tab Lien Phillip - by Eurobasket News

L'union Lourdes-Tarbes Pyrenees Basket (NM1) inked 28-year old Canadian forward Lien Phillip (203-89). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Vincentian passport. Phillip is not a newcomer in French League as he played most recently at Prisse Macon (NM2).
The previous (15-16) season Phillip played at Basket Club Ardres (also in NM2).
His team won OUA West Division Regular Season in 2013.
Phillip also represented Canada at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 6 games: 0.7ppg, 2.5rpg.
Phillip has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Phillip has played previously professionally in Australia (Suns) and Canada (Lancers).
His game is described as: He is a relentless rebounder and a tough physical player.
On the court, Phillip is considered to be the complete package as he is a long and athletic post player who is an exceptional rebounder, tremendous defender and an explosive scorer
.

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Samsun lands David Holston, ex Dijon - by Eurobasket News

Samsunspor DSI (TBL) tabbed 31-year old American point guard David Holston (168-65kg-86, college: Chicago State). He has played for the last two years at JDA Dijon Bourgogne in French ProA. In 34 games he averaged 13.1ppg, 2.2rpg, 6.3apg (top 3) and 2.0spg (in top 2) last season. He can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements Holston's team made it to the German Bundesliga Semifinals in 2012 and 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Newcomer of the Year award back in 2012.
Holston has played previously professionally in Turkey (Pinar Karsiyaka and Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi) and Germany (Artland Dragons).
He attended Chicago State until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

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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

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Antibes ink Tyler Harvey, ex Fiat TO - by Eurobasket News

Sharks Antibes (ProA) agreed terms with 24-year old American guard Tyler Harvey (193-84kg-93, college: E.Washington). He played last season at Fiat Torino in Italian Serie A. In 29 games he had 11.3ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.8apg and 1.0spg.
The previous (15-16) season Harvey played at another team Erie Bay Hawks in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 37 games he recorded 11.9ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.5apg.
Two years ago he was drafted by Orlando Magic (NBA) in second round (51st overall). The former Eastern Washington University staris in his third season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his college team won Big Sky Conference Tournament in 2015. Harvey was also voted NABC All-District 6 1st Team in 2015.

Sharks Antibes roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jerel Blassingame
Vincent Sanford
Tyler Harvey
Isaia Cordinier
Tom Wiscart_Goetz

Forwards:
Tim Blue
Max Kouguere
Paul Rigot
Nianta Diarra

Center:
Jonathan Tornato

Coach: Julien Espinosa

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tariq Kirksay (ex Bucaneros) signs at Fos-Provence - by Eurobasket News

FOS Provence Basket (ProB) landed experienced 38-year old former French international forward Tariq Kirksay (199-102kg-79, college: Iona, agency: Octagon Europe). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Kirksay played most recently at Bucaneros in Venezuelan LPB league. He managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In only one LPB game he had 15 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals. Kirksay also played that season for CB Canarias in Spanish Liga Endesa where in 17 games he averaged 6.7ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.5apg. He also played 6 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded just 2.2ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.0apg. The other team Kirksay played shortly was 1 De Agosto (Division I) in Angolan league.
In 2000 he was drafted by Long Island Surf (USBL) in first round (7th overall).
Kirksay attended Iona College and it will be his 18th (!!!) season in pro basketball. He won Basketball s League championship title.
Among other achievements Kirksay received Afrobasket.com All-African Champions Cup Honorable Mention award in 2015.
He also represented France at the Qualifications to European Championships 2009 nine years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 4.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.3apg, 1.8spg.
Kirksay is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Argentina, Italy (Sutor Montegranaro), Mexico, Russia (Unics Kazan), Spain (Joventut, Movil Estudiantes and Real Betis) and France (Sluc Nancy, Besancon, Rueil and JL Bourg).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Fos-Provence.
Kirksay's game is described as: The classic all-around player, who can be used at almost every position on the court and has the ability to fill up every statistical cathegory. His great international and minor leagues experience helps him to adapt well to every situation.

FOS Provence Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Edouard Choquet
Xavier Gaillou
Charles Abouo
Yannis Mzala

Forwards:
Raphael Desroses
Tariq Kirksay
Jaraun Burrows
Sullivan Hernandez

Centers:
Mamadou Dia
Pierre Pelos
Bodian Massa

Coach: Remi Giutta

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketeurope)

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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



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Macedonia will wait for Estonia to determine the fate of the World Cup 2019 in China - by Natasha Kostovska

The match started at a slow pace, almost non-brilliant and Estonia led 11: 5 but after Jordanco Davitkov 's time-out, Macedonia scored three three points for which Aleksandar Kostoski (186-PG-88, agency: PEPI SPORT), Gjorgij Chekovski (203-PF-79) and Damjan Stojanovski (198-SG-87, agency: BeoBasket) were worthy and the first quarter finished with Macedonia's lead 18:16.

The second quarter started at the same pace with 3 points from Dime Tasovski (200-F-80). Although the opponent had a catastrophic shot for three points, Macedonian basketball players made many mistakes and lost balls, which resulted in a turn in the result. Macedonian team reached the highest 5 points advantage in the 16th minute of the match, while the percentage for the three shot was 62%. At the end of the last second of the quarter, Kostovski scored an incredible shot for 3 points from a half-court, with the first half of the match finishing 41:41.

They continued with the shots for 3 points in the third quarter, but they allowed many rebounds for the second chance of the opponent to be in large numbers, which in 30 minutes played the result was 55:54 for Macedonia.

The last quarter started with a lead for Estonia with + 4, so Jordanco Davitkov had no other choice and called a timeout. However, in the last 2 minutes Macedonia lost with -9 difference and Estonia celebrated victory with 74:65. Jordan Theodore (182-PG-89, college: Seton Hall) was the most effective with 19 points, Damjan Stojanovski with 18,10 Gjorgij Chekovski, 7 Dime Tasovski and 6 points for Aleksandar Kostoski.

As a result of the failure of the Macedonian basketball players, they will wait for Estonia to beat Kosovo by taking the 2nd place in the group and going on. If Kosovo wins, Macedonia's performance in China ends.



Gostivar 2015 add Juraj Segaric (ex Helios Suns) to their roster - by Mario Divanisov

The newbie in Prva Liga, Gostivar 2015 continues with the formation of their roster for the upcoming season. After the most recent addition of Aleksandar Todorovic (206-C/F-87, agency: PEPI SPORT) the white and blues today strengthened their roster with the addition of Croatian international Juraj Segaric (185-PG-93, agency: PEPI SPORT).
The 24-year old combo guard managed to play in three leagues last season. He started the season at BC Beroe where he managed to play in the NBL averaging 7.0ppg, 3.0apg and 2.0rpg in 2 games, as well as the BIBL League where he averaged 1.5ppg, 5.0apg and 1.5rpg before moving to Slovenian side Helios Suns Domzale. He managed to play 13 games in Slovenia where he averaged 5.6ppg, 3.1apg and 2.2rpg.

Juraj Segaric was also a member of the Croatian U-20 team in the European Championships U20 in Tallinn where he averaged 4.9ppg, 1.3rpg, 2.8apg in 9 games. Despite being a young player he has experience playing in several clubs in his senior career starting from Borik in the 2011/12 season, moving to KK Zadar and KK Zagreb in the following two seasons. He also spent a season with HKK Siroki Primorka where he managed to play in the Bosnian Cup Final in 2016. His impressive season at Siroki where he managed to average 8.9ppg, 3.9rpg, 8.5apg and 1.5spg sealed him a place among the Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League 2nd Team in 2015/16 season.

Gostivar 2015 roster for 2017-2018 season:


Guards:

Robert Dimitrievski (196-G/F-91)
Renato Dimitrievski (196-G/F-91)
Damjan Robev (193-G/F-97)
Ivica Dimcevski (195-G/F-89, agency: Interperformances)
Viktor Serafimovski (90)

Forwards:
Jetmir Zekjiri (200-SF-96)
Dime Tasovski (200-F-80)

Center:
Aleksandar Todorovic

Coach: Marijan Srbinovski

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 at eurobasket.com, 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










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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KJ Sherrill (Dragons Rhondorf) Aaron Nelson is a great player, but I don't feel pressured to follow in his footsteps - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

KJ Sherrill (203-PF-91, college: Augusta) is a 26 year old 203cm forward from Cleveland,North Carolina that is embarking into his third professional season. He started his basketball career at Charlotte (NCAA in 2009 where he played until 2012 playing a total of 75 NCAA games. He then moved to Augusta St. (NCAA2) and as a senior played 32 games averaging 14.7ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 55.7%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 76.7%. He started his professional career with the Cuxhaven BasCats (Germany-ProA) playing 27 games averaging 7.9ppg, 4.3rpg, FGP: 48.0%, 3PT: 38.2%, FT: 60.8%. Last season he played with the Hertener Loewen Basketball (Germany-Regionalliga) playing 18 games averaging 14.8ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 53.3%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 68.4%. He spoke to eurobasket earlier in the summer about basketball.

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

I am currently in Germany visiting my girlfriend; this summer has been pretty good so far.


You already have returned to Germany in early July shortly after July 4th. Usually Americans don't return until training camp in August. Are you back early this season because you are extra focused on having a great third professional season with the Dragons Rhondorf?

I am back to Germany this early so that I and my girlfriend can take a few trips before I have to report to Rhoendorf. I am much focused as well to start my 3rd season with the Dragons.


Congrats on signing with the Dragons Rhondorf of the Pro B. How was this summer's transfer period after having a very strong season with Herten. Was Rhondorf the best offer that you got?

The summer was a bit stressful not knowing which team I would sign with next. But I continued to work out daily and remain positive knowing that my agent would find me a good team, which he did. So I'm very thankful to be a part of the dragons.


Rhondorf are very high on you as you have the complete package as you are a very versatile player, but at the same have a very good character. What convinced you that Rhondorf was the perfect fit for you?

I realized Rhoendorf was a good fit for me because the way they reached out to me and as bad as they wanted me to be a part of their organization, I knew it would be a perfect fit for me.


You demonstrated three seasons ago that you could be a very solid performer in the Pro A with Cuxhaven and last season you had a strong season in the Regionaliga. Now in the Pro B the level of play is between the pro A and Regionalliga. What are you expecting form your game in the pro B?

In Pro B, I'm expected to have a major impact being that I'm a little experienced coming from Pro A and also Regionalliga. I will lead my team as far as possible and also have a great relationship with everyone.

You are coming in and replacing Aaron Nelson who averaged 23 and 12 last season and was the best big man in the Pro B. Do you feel any pressure that you will have to perform up to his standards and that the expectations might be routed to high form the club and fans?

Aaron Nelson is definitely a great player, but I don't feel pressured to follow in his footsteps. I know I'm a pretty good player as well, so I'm eager to show my talents to the Rhoendorf organization.

Let's talk a bit about your game. When looking at your stats your scoring and rebounding stood out last season with Herten, but stats don't always tell the whole story. What other parts of your game do you see playing a big role with Rhondorf this season?

I am a very vocal player and I show a lot of leadership. That definitely helps on the basketball court.


You are a guy that can fill the stat sheet, but what do you feel is a hidden strength in your game that doesn't always get noticed right away on the floor?

My hidden strength would be me being very vocal. I can be very loud on the court given commands and telling my teammates where the right place to be.


You played together with your brother in school. Was he one of those guys that never left you short of being amazed with his play and how much does he deserve a chance to play up a level like you do?


I think my brother deserves the best opportunity he can get. He had a outstanding college career, so he deserves the best.


You didn't play in the season 15-16, but came back last season with Herten and showed that that year off hadn't hurt your play. How thankful are you for Herten to have given you the chance to come back? How difficult was the whole period where you didn't play in that year?

I am very thankful Herten gave me the opportunity after sitting out one year. It was very difficult, as bad as I wanted to play, my injury wouldn't let me.


As a rookie you balled for the Cuxhaven BasCats (Germany-ProA) playing 27 games averaging 7.9ppg, 4.3rpg, FGP: 48.0%, 3PT: 38.2%, FT: 60.8%. What was your wake up call to being a rookie in Germany where you knew that you were very far away from home in North Carolina?

Not being able to go home for holidays is when I realized how far away I was from home.


How important was experienced Edward Seward for you as a rookie in Cuxhaven? Was he like a mentor for you and what do you remember him giving you on advice that stuck out most?

Eddie Seward is still to this day like a big brother to me. Not only did he shown me how to survive in Pro A, he showed me how to survive out here in Germany in general.


You played three seasons with Charlotte (NCAA) playing for Bobby Lutz and Alan Major but after three seasons and 75 games you left. You didn't get minutes there. What positives could you take from this experience? You moved on to play at Augusta St. (NCAA2) where as a senior you played 32 games averaging 14.7ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 55.7%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 76.7%. How big a reason was it going there so you could play with your little brother Keshun?

Me transitioning to Augusta st. was the best move I've ever made. Playing with my brother Keshun was the main reason going there, but once I got there, I instantly felt right at home. Meeting great people who I still to this day call family.

Your brother Keshun just finished at Augusta St. (NCAA2) and averaged 23,0ppg in his last two seasons.How content are you that he will be in Europe soon to play? Why not for Rhondorf to have that brother duo in action again?


I am very content that he will play in Europe, simply for the experience and of course getting paid well. I tell him very often how amazing it is out here and he always tell me he's coming soon as he gets the opportunity.


Please revel why you were called big goofy in high school. You certainly weren't goofy with the basketball.

I was called big goofy because I was always smiling. I'm a happy person

How did head coach Dip Metress give you that last important touch as a senior and helped groom and prepare you best for a professional basketball career?

Coach Dip pushed me each and every day, on and off the basketball court. He knew that I had potential to play basketball professionally one day.


Who wins a one on one you or your brother Keshun? Do you at least give him a small advantage since you are 28cm taller?

When it comes to 1 on 1 against Keshun or any of my brothers, I usually win simply because I know how to use my size against them.


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


Summer work out days usually includes early morning weights and running. Then in the evenings is when I get in the basketball gym and work on my game to get better


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


I would say the toughest player I've ever faced was Derrick Favors when he was at Georgia Tech. He was an animal.


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


I'm a big LeBron James fan, so he would definitely be the first I would put on Mt. Rushmore. Following him would be: Kawai Leonard, Russel Westbrook, KD, and James Harden


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?

I would say LeBron and Jordan are very close, they both are pure greatness.


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?

I think Russel Westbrook should continue focusing on winning and breaking records.


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

I would love to see Lonzo Ball excel in the NBA. He has a big plate to fill, but he is very talented.


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?

I think Chris and Harden will make a big impact together for the Rockets. As a package, they're unstoppable together.


What was the last movie that you saw?

Last movie I saw was the Tupac movie 'All Eyes on Me'. It was an OK film, but I expected a lot more being that I'm a Tupac fan.


Thanks KJ for the chat.




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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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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Tsesmetzis is back at Filippos Veroias - by Chris Mammides

APS Filippos Veroias (B) agreed terms with 24-year old point guard Dimitrios Tsesmetzis (183-93, college: W.Connecticut). It is actually his comeback to Veroia as he has played here before. Tsesmetzis was about to sign at Panathlitikos, the newcomer in C.
He just graduated from Western Connecticut State University and it is his first season as a pro.
Tsesmetzis won B Division North Group in 2013.
He has played previously for four other teams: PAOK Thessaloniki, Aias Evosmou, Ahilleas Triandrias and Mantoulidis.

APS Filippos Veroias roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Efthimis Kothras
Dimitrios Tsesmetzis
Pavlos Tokas
Alexandros Tokas

Forward:
Dimitris Soutzopoulos

Centers:
Kantarkos Rizos
Giorgos Tsimidis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kalamata lands Michalis Papageorgiou - by Chris Mammides

SK Kalamata 1980 (C) tabbed 19-year old point guard Michalis Papageorgiou (185-98). He was about to sign at Ionikos Nikaias in the B. C will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. The last season Papageorgiou played also at Ionikos Nikaias (also in B).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kymis tab Teddy Okereafor - by Chris Mammides

GS Kymis (A1) inked 25-year old British international guard Teddy Okereafor (193-88kg-92, college: Rider). He played most recently at The Flexx Pistoia in Italian Serie A. Okereafor managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 24 Serie A games he averaged 4.4ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.2apg. He also played that season for Parnu Sadam in Estonian Alexela KML where in four games he had 10.3ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.8apg and 2.0spg. Okereafor also played 3 games in Baltic League where he recorded 14.7ppg, 6.0rpg, 2.7apg and 2.0spg.
Among other achievements his team was regular season runner-up in MAAC in 2015. Okereafor received also All-MAAC 3rd Team award in 2016 at his college time.
Okereafor represented United Kingdom at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.2ppg, 2.0rpg, 4.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 43.8%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 90.9%.
Okereafor graduated from Rider University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

GS Kymis roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Angelo Tsagarakis
Cameron Jones
Teddy Okereafor
Michail Lountzis

Forwards:
Slaven Cupkovic
Sotirios Manolopoulos
Jake O'Brien
Jamari Traylor

Center:
Andreas Glyniadakis

Coach: Giannis Kastritis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Eurobasket Summer League MVP Demetris Morant signs at Aris - by Eurobasket News

Aris Thessaloniki (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American forward Demetris Morant (206-95kg-92, college: FGCU, agency: Mansfield and Associates). He played in the summer at Golden State in Eurobasket Summer League in Las Vegas, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. In ESL games he recorded 10.5ppg and 7.9rpg.
Morant just graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University and it will be his first season in pro basketball. His team won A-Sun Tournament for two years in a row (2016 and 2017). Morant received All-A-Sun Defensive Player of the Year award in 2017 at his college time.

Aris Thessaloniki roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Kyle Weaver
Ioannis Athineou
Spyros Mourtos
Dimitrios Flionis
Nikolaos Diplaros
Panagiotis Kalaitzakis
Ioannis Patsiavaouras
Ioannis Sidiroilias

Forwards:
Panagiotis Vasilopoulos
Demetris Morant
Vangelis Dimitrakas
Konstantinos Lazarou
Fotis Gounaropoulos
Dimitris Lysselis
Antreas Tretiakov
Konstantinos Altinis

Centers:
Zisis Sarikopoulos
Vasileos Christidis

Coach: Panagiotis Giannakis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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James Cambronne (ex Ponferrada CDP) agreed terms with Union de Santa Fe - by Eurobasket News

Union de Santa Fe (TNA) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American (has also Haitian passport) forward James Cambronne (201-104kg-91, college: St.Michael's). He played most recently at Residencia Las Encinas CDP Ponferrada in Spanish EBA league. In 26 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.7ppg, 11.2rpg (#2 in the league), 1.0spg and 1.3bpg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA Honorable Mention.
The previous (2016) summer Cambronne played at Paris in U.S. semi-pro league Eurobasket Summer League in Orlando. A very good season in his career as he was voted to All-Eurobasket Summer League in Orlando 1st Team.
He has played also professionally in United Kingdom (Worthing Thunder).
Cambronne attended St. Michael's College until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

Union de Santa Fe roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gaston Torres
Andres Mariani
Matias Borsatti

Forwards:
Miguel Isola
James Cambronne

Center:
Alejandro Arca

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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  HOLLAND  


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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Simms comes back to KTP Basket, ex Kaposvari - by Eurobasket News

KTP Basket Kotka (Korisliiga) inked 31-year old American center Kenneth Simms (205-109kg-86, college: Cumberland). It is actually his comeback to KTP Basket as he has played here before. Simms played most recently at Kaposvari in Hungarian A Division. In 36 games he averaged 11.3ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.2apg last season. Simms also played that season for Gunma Crane Thunders (B League) in Japan where in 5 games he had 7.0ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.0apg.
Among other achievements Simms' team won Finnish League Regular Season in 2015. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga Honorable Mention award in 2015.
Simms is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to eleven different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Simms has played previously professionally in Belgium, China (Ningxia Hanas), France, Germany (Eisbaeren Bremerhaven), Italy (Mantova), Lithuania, Romania (Craiova), Sweden (Sodertalje Kings), Uruguay (Atletico Welcome), Dominican Republic (Soles de Santo Domingo and Indios de San Francisco) and Japan (Kanazawa Samuraiz).
He attended Cumberland University until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tarik Phillip is a newcomer at Szolnok - by Eurobasket News

Szolnoki Olajbanyasz (A Division) strengthened their roster with addition of American guard Tarik Phillip (190-84kg, agency: Two Points). He just graduated from W.Virginia (NCAA). Phillip has played there for the last three years. In 37 games he recorded 9.5ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.0apg and 1.7spg last season. Phillip helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Great season indeed as he was awarded All-Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year and voted to Big 12 All-Tournament Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

Szolnoki Olajbanyasz roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
David Vojvoda
Kendrick Perry
Tarik Phillip

Forward:
Quincy Ford

Centers:
Luksa Andric
Adam Toth

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  IRELAND  


Ferrara tabs Mike Hall - by Armando Caporaso

Kleb Basket Ferrara (Serie A2) inked 33-year old American (has also Irish passport) forward Mike Hall (203-100kg-84, college: G.Washington, agency: Interperformances) from Angelico Biella. In 34 Serie A2 games in Italy he averaged 14.7ppg, 12.8rpg (leader !!!), 3.2apg and 1.1spg last season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Cup final. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 Forward of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team.
In 2006 Hall was drafted by Yakama Sun Kings (CBA) in first round (10th overall).
The former George Washington University standoutis in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Hall is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to eight different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Hall has played previously professionally in Argentina (Sionista), Greece (Aiolos Trikallon), Israel (Maccabi Ashdod), Spain (La ICL Manresa and Baloncesto Fuenlabrada), Turkey (Erdemir), Venezuela (Toros), Italy (VL Pesaro, Verona and BancaTercas) and NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors and Oklahoma City Blue).
His game is described as: Played as forward/center in college, has good inside game and rebounding skills.

Kleb Basket Ferrara roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marco Venuto
Riccardo Cortese
Alessandro Panni

Forwards:
Mike Hall
Erik Rush
Lorenzo Molinaro

Center:
Tommaso Fantoni

By Eurobasket Data Center

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College of Charleston Ireland Tour - by Patrick Maher

GALWAY, Ireland - Junior forward Jarrell Brantley (Columbia, S.C.) and senior guard Joe Chealey (Orlando, Fla.) led the College of Charleston men's basketball team to a 29-point win over the Irish National Basketball Team, 93-64, to go an undefeated 3-0 on its foreign tour to Ireland on Saturday night at St. Mary's College.

Brantley registered a double-double with a game-high 25 points and 10 rebounds on 8-of-12 shooting from the floor, while Chealey notched 21 points including 8-of-9 makes from the free throw line.

"We capped off our tour in fashion," CofC Head Coach Earl Grant said. "I thought we were focused and got off to a great start tonight. They made a run (in the second half). We hunkered down and found a way to take control of the game against a really good team. I'm glad we were able to come here and go 3-0 in Ireland."

The Cougars defensively held the Irish squad - comprised of professionals and current NCAA Division I players from La Salle and Hartford - to just eight points in the first quarter, 26-8.

Sophomore guard Grant Riller (Ocoee, Fla.) was in double figures for the third-straight game with 15 points and six assists. Senior guard Cameron Johnson (Athens, Ga.) added 10 points and two blocked shots.

Team Ireland cut the lead down to nine points in the third quarter, but CofC got a boost from its bench and back-to-back three-pointers from Brantley to seal the victory in the fourth quarter."Our guys were mentally ready to play," Grant said "They changed defenses and did some things to get us off-balance to get it within those nine points (in the second half). We had a lot of great efforts and performances from different guys on this tour. Again, we did an excellent job of moving and sharing the ball. It was great to see us play so unselfish. We really played like a true team and I can't wait for the regular season to begin."

CofC will spend the next two days sightseeing in Dublin, before returning to the U.S. on Tuesday, Aug. 15. Continue to follow the #CougarsInIreland via the team's @CofCBasketball Twitter and Instagram accounts.

2017 COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON BASKETBALL IRELAND TOUR SCHEDULE

Tuesday, August 8 - Game 1: CofC 92, Neptune Basketball Club 41
Friday, August 11 - Game 2: CofC 90, Moycullen Basketball Club 68
Saturday, August 12 - Game 3: CofC 93, Irish National Basketball Team 64.

Game 2 of Tour report (Moycullen) :

GALWAY, Ireland - Five players scored in double figures as the College of Charleston men's basketball team improved to 2-0 on its foreign tour to Ireland with a 90-68 victory over Moycullen Basketball Club on Friday night at Colaiste Iognaid School.

Sophomore guard Grant Riller (Ocoee, Fla.) led all scorers with a game-high 18 points, four rebounds, four assists and four steals. The Cougars led by just two points in the first quarter, but broke out into a run off back-to-back feeds by Riller to sophomore forward Jaylen McManus (Charlotte, N.C.), who scored 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the field.

Senior guard Joe Chealey (Orlando, Fla.) turned in 17 points, five assists and two steals, while redshirt freshman guard Brevin Galloway (Anderson, S.C.) and junior forward Jarrell Brantley (Columbia, S.C.) added 12 and 11.

Redshirt freshman big man Osinachi Smart (Umuahia, Nigeria) grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds. CofC led 46-37 at halftime.

"It was a great second game for us on this tour," CofC Head Coach Earl Grant said. " (Moycullen BC) presented a great challenge. We got off to a slow start, but did a really great job after the first quarter of sharing the ball and having a much better balanced offensive attack. We had five guys in double-figure scoring and played unselfish basketball. We played well and I am proud of our guys for responding after a slow start."

The Cougars will close out their 10-day foreign tour with a meeting against the Irish National Basketball Team tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. (IST) / 2:00 p.m. (EST) in Galway."They will be our toughest challenge on the tour," Grant said. "We will build on what we have done so far in Ireland - try to get better, take care of the ball, share the ball and continue to focus on being a good defensive team. After playing that last game against the national team, we will spend some time touring around Dublin before heading home to Charleston."

Follow the #CougarsInIreland online at: www.CofCSports.com for game and tour recaps as well as a photo diary and more from junior guard Marquise Pointer on the @CofCBasketball Twitter and Instagram accounts.

From : www.cofcsports.com
Grant Riller (190-G-97)


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  ISRAEL  


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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  ITALY  


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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Bakken signs Jeffrey Crockett, ex Lighthouse TR - by Eurobasket News

Bakken Bears (Ligaen) signed 26-year old American forward Jeffrey Crockett (201-95kg-91, college: Texas Tech). He played last season at Lighthouse Conad Trapani in Italian Serie A2. In 13 games he had very impressive stats: 16.3ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.0spg. Crockett also played that season for Unieuro Forli (Serie A) in Italy where in 19 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 15.7ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.4apg and 1.7spg.
He has played on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Crockett has played previously professionally also in Japan (Shinshu Brave Warriors Nagano) and Switzerland (Massagno).
He attended Texas Tech University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
Crockett could be described: A very versatile forward, who can spend time in both 3 and 4 positions. Has a solid body and great athletic skills, can score in lots of ways.

Bakken Bears roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Darko Jukic
Devaughn Akoon-Purcell

Forward:
Jeffrey Crockett

Centers:
Chris Christoffersen
Brandon Bolden

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Unieuro Forli lands Darryl Jackson - by Eurobasket News

Unieuro 2.015 Forli (Serie A2) landed 32-year old Maltese shooting guard Darryl Jackson (190-82kg-85, college: Warner Pacific, agency: Diamond Sports) from Givova Scafati Basket. In 17 Serie A2 games in Italy he averaged impressive 18.9ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.7apg last season. Jackson also played that season for Juvecaserta (Serie A) where in 12 games he had just 2.7ppg.
Among other achievements he won Cyprus League championship title in 2012. Jackson received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championship for Small Countries 1st Team award back in 2014.
He represented Malta at the European Championship for Small Countries in Gibraltar eighteen years ago. Jackson's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 4 games: Score-1 (22.8ppg), 1.8rpg, 1.5apg, Steals-5 (1.5spg), FGP-3 (66.7%), 3PT: 32.3%, FT-2 (94.4%).
Jackson is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Georgia (Sokhumi), Germany (EnBW Ludwigsburg), Romania (Pitesti, CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu and Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti), Cyprus (Etha), Italy (Enel Brindisi, Roseto and Piacenza) and IBL (Vancouver Volcanoes).
Jackson attended Warner Pacific College until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

Unieuro 2.015 Forli roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Yuval Naimy
Darryl Jackson
Davide Bonacini
Matteo Fallucca

Forward:
Giovanni Severini

Centers:
Dane Diliegro
Quirino De_Laurentiis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Antibes ink Tyler Harvey, ex Fiat TO - by Eurobasket News

Sharks Antibes (ProA) agreed terms with 24-year old American guard Tyler Harvey (193-84kg-93, college: E.Washington). He played last season at Fiat Torino in Italian Serie A. In 29 games he had 11.3ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.8apg and 1.0spg.
The previous (15-16) season Harvey played at another team Erie Bay Hawks in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 37 games he recorded 11.9ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.5apg.
Two years ago he was drafted by Orlando Magic (NBA) in second round (51st overall). The former Eastern Washington University staris in his third season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his college team won Big Sky Conference Tournament in 2015. Harvey was also voted NABC All-District 6 1st Team in 2015.

Sharks Antibes roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jerel Blassingame
Vincent Sanford
Tyler Harvey
Isaia Cordinier
Tom Wiscart_Goetz

Forwards:
Tim Blue
Max Kouguere
Paul Rigot
Nianta Diarra

Center:
Jonathan Tornato

Coach: Julien Espinosa

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ferrara tabs Mike Hall - by Armando Caporaso

Kleb Basket Ferrara (Serie A2) inked 33-year old American (has also Irish passport) forward Mike Hall (203-100kg-84, college: G.Washington, agency: Interperformances) from Angelico Biella. In 34 Serie A2 games in Italy he averaged 14.7ppg, 12.8rpg (leader !!!), 3.2apg and 1.1spg last season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Cup final. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Italian Serie A2 Forward of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team.
In 2006 Hall was drafted by Yakama Sun Kings (CBA) in first round (10th overall).
The former George Washington University standoutis in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Hall is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to eight different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Hall has played previously professionally in Argentina (Sionista), Greece (Aiolos Trikallon), Israel (Maccabi Ashdod), Spain (La ICL Manresa and Baloncesto Fuenlabrada), Turkey (Erdemir), Venezuela (Toros), Italy (VL Pesaro, Verona and BancaTercas) and NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors and Oklahoma City Blue).
His game is described as: Played as forward/center in college, has good inside game and rebounding skills.

Kleb Basket Ferrara roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marco Venuto
Riccardo Cortese
Alessandro Panni

Forwards:
Mike Hall
Erik Rush
Lorenzo Molinaro

Center:
Tommaso Fantoni

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lorenzo Bucarelli signs at Cagliari Academy - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer Cagliari Dinamo Academy landed 19-year old swingman Lorenzo Bucarelli (196-89kg-98) from the junior team of Mens Sana 1871 Siena. In 18 Serie A2 games he averaged 3.2ppg and 2.1rpg last season. He received also Eurobasket.com All-World Cup U19 1st Team award in 2017.
Bucarelli won Italian Serie B championship title in 2015.
Bucarelli represented Italy at the European Championships U18 in Samsun (Turkey) last year. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: 5.3ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.8apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 45.0%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 41.7%.
Bucarelli has played previously for two other teams: Roma S.Azzurra and CZG Veroli.

Cagliari Dinamo Academy roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roberto Rullo
Simone Bonfiglio
Mirco Turel
Lorenzo Bucarelli
Marcus Keene

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

Coach: Riccardo Paolini

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jerai Grant (ex Neptunas) to sign at Ravenna - by Eurobasket News

Orasi Ravenna (Serie A2) agreed terms with 28-year old American power forward Jerai Grant (203-100kg-89, college: Clemson). He has played for the last two years at Neptunas in Lithuanian LKL league. In 48 games he averaged 8.8ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.5apg last season. Grant helped them to make it to the final. He also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 8.0ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.8apg.
Grant has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com Latvian League All-Imports Team award in 2014 and 2015.
Grant is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in four different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Australian and of course North American leagues. Grant has played previously professionally in Australia (Kings), Israel (Hapoel Holon), Latvia (Ventspils) and Italy (Enel Brindisi).
He attended Clemson University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Grant's outlook: An athletic inside player, who is undersized but has great timing for rebounds and shot-blocking. Has quick legs and leaping ability, he's very effective at the defensive side too. Great upside.

Orasi Ravenna roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rayvonte Rice
Donato Vitale

Forwards:
Stefano Masciadri
Alessandro Esposito

Center:
Jerai Grant

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cambados add Morena to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Xuven Cambados (LEB Silver) added to their roster 26-year old Ivorian forward Bernard Morena (203-91kg-91). He has only college experience while playing for Kennesaw State University (NCAA). Morena has played there for the last four years. In 31 games he recorded 6.9ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.6apg in 2015-16 season.
Of course it will be his first season as a professional player.

Xuven Cambados roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Otar Pkhakadze

Forwards:
Bernard Morena
Yago Estevez
Will Saunders

Centers:
Vladzimir Krysevich
Carlos Poyatos

Coach: Chiqui Barros

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Phil Henry (ex Nova Ves) signs at La Charite - by Eurobasket News

NM1 newcomer La Charite Basket 58 landed 26-year old American (has also Jamaican passport) power forward Phil Henry (203-107kg-91, college: E.New Mexico). He played most recently at BK 04 AC LB Spisska Nova Ves in Slovakian SBL league. In 37 games he averaged impressive 16.9ppg, 8.8rpg and 1.1apg last season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com Slovakian League All-Imports Team, 3rd Team and Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Henry played at Al Salam (also in SBL) in Saudi Arabian where in 7 games he had very remarkable stats: 27.0ppg and 13.0rpg. Henry also spent pre-season at Isover Basket Azuqueca in Spanish EBA that year. In three games he recorded high stats: 15.7ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.7spg. The other team Henry played that season for was Cactus Tbilisi (A-League) in Georgia. In 9 games he got 13.3ppg, 9.0rpg (#2 in the league) and 1.2apg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Georgian A League 1st Team.
Henry has played also professionally in ABA (Bronx Holy Flames).
He attended Eastern New Mexico University until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Henry's outlook: Philip Henry is a 203cm athletic Power Forward coming out of NCAA2 as one of the best shot blockers (record holder of single season block shots at E.New Mexico). But playing hard defense is not his only strength on the basketball court. Phil can also shoot nicely from all positions, especially his mid-range jump shot. Due to his athleticism he is quick enough to defend Small Forwards and strong enough to defend Centers as well.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Eric Jacobsen (ex 36ers) signs at Fukuoka Rizing - by Eurobasket News

B League D2 newcomer Fukuoka Rizing landed 23-year old American power forward Eric Jacobsen (208-116kg-94, college: Arizona State). He played most recently at 36ers in Australian NBL league. In 31 games he averaged 6.8ppg and 5.9rpg last season. Jacobsen helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Jacobsen graduated from Arizona State in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

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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Astana keeps Yargaliyev for another season - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion BK Astana (National League) re-signed 31-year old international swingman Rustam Yargaliyev (195-92kg-86). He has played there for the last fourteen seasons. In 16 National League games he recorded 11.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.9apg and 1.7spg last season. Yargaliyev helped them to win the league title and the cup. Great season indeed as he was awarded Asia-Basket.com All-Kazakhstan League Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team. Yargaliyev also played 14 games in VTB United League where he averaged just 2.0ppg and 1.0rpg.
Yargaliyev has been also a member of Kazakhstan international program for some years. He has regularly played for Kazakhstan senior team since 2005 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2004.
Yargaliyev also represented Kazakhstan at the Asian Championships in Changsha-Hunan (China) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 8.4ppg, 3.4rpg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 27.6%, FT: 83.3%.
Yargaliyev is a very experienced player.

BK Astana roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rustam Yargaliyev
Hordur Vilhjalmsson
Anatoly Kolesnikov
Anthony Clemmons

Forwards:
Larry Gordon
Ike_Joseph Udanoh

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Degtyarev re-signs at Astana - by Eurobasket News

BK Astana (National League) confirmed in their roster 27-year old international forward Denis Degtyarev (200-87kg-90). He played there last season. But in 11 National League games he had just 1.2ppg and 2.4rpg. Degtyarev helped them to win the league title and the cup. Degtyarev also played 1 game in VTB United League where he recorded 3 points.
He has been also a member of Kazakhstan international program for some years. Degtyarev played for Kazakhstan senior team this year and previously for U19 National Team back in 2009.
He played at the Asian Club Championships four years ago.
Degtyarev has played previously for two other teams: Almat.Legion and Kapshagay.

BK Astana roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rustam Yargaliyev
Hordur Vilhjalmsson
Anatoly Kolesnikov
Anthony Clemmons

Forwards:
Larry Gordon
Ike_Joseph Udanoh
Denis Degtyarev

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Vitols re-signs at BK Ogre - by Eurobasket News

BK Ogre (LBL) confirmed in their roster 25-year old point guard Marcis Vitols (183-88kg-92). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 30 LBL games he had 9.8ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.9apg and 1.0spg last season. Vitols also played 11 games in Baltic League where he recorded 10.5ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.3apg and 1.1spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the League Semifinals in 2012. Vitols was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League 2nd Team in 2015.
He represented Latvia at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.7ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 57.1%, 3PT: 38.5%, FT: 70.0%.
Vitols has played previously for three other teams: Valmiera, Valmiera/ORDO-2 and Latvijas Universitate.

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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P.Zvaigzdes land Vyacheslav Bobrov - by Eurobasket News

Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys (LKL) tabbed 25-year old Ukrainian international forward Vyacheslav Bobrov (201-102kg-92). He played most recently at Quimper UJAP in French ProB. In 41 games he averaged 12.2ppg, 6.1rpg, 3.1apg and 1.1bpg last season. Bobrov helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 Bosman Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and selected to 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at BCM U Pitesti in Romanian Liga Nationala where in 19 games he had 9.0ppg, 5.3rpg and 2.4apg.
Bobrov won Ukrainian Superleague championship title in 2010.
He has been also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. Bobrov has regularly played for Ukrainian senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
He also represented Ukraine at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 9.0ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.3apg, Blocks-5 (1.2bpg), FGP: 67.7%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 50.0%.
Bobrov has played also professionally for other Ukrainian teams like BC Kyiv, Azovmash and Khimik.

Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Steponas Babrauskas
Tomas Galeckas

Forwards:
Alexey Zhukanenko
Vyacheslav Bobrov
Nikita Balashov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jerai Grant (ex Neptunas) to sign at Ravenna - by Eurobasket News

Orasi Ravenna (Serie A2) agreed terms with 28-year old American power forward Jerai Grant (203-100kg-89, college: Clemson). He has played for the last two years at Neptunas in Lithuanian LKL league. In 48 games he averaged 8.8ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.5apg last season. Grant helped them to make it to the final. He also played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 8.0ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.8apg.
Grant has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com Latvian League All-Imports Team award in 2014 and 2015.
Grant is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in four different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Australian and of course North American leagues. Grant has played previously professionally in Australia (Kings), Israel (Hapoel Holon), Latvia (Ventspils) and Italy (Enel Brindisi).
He attended Clemson University until 2011 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Grant's outlook: An athletic inside player, who is undersized but has great timing for rebounds and shot-blocking. Has quick legs and leaping ability, he's very effective at the defensive side too. Great upside.

Orasi Ravenna roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rayvonte Rice
Donato Vitale

Forwards:
Stefano Masciadri
Alessandro Esposito

Center:
Jerai Grant

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

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



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Cheshire Phoenix lands Tevin Falzon - by Eurobasket News

Cheshire Phoenix (BBL) tabbed 25-year old Maltese international forward Tevin Falzon (203-102kg-92, college: Sacred Heart). He played most recently at Zornotza in Spanish LEB Silver. In 21 games he averaged 5.0ppg and 3.6rpg last season. Falzon helped them to make it to the final.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-European Championship for Small Countries 1st Team award in 2016.
Falzon has been also a member of Maltese international program for some years. He has regularly played for Maltese senior team since 2014 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2009.
Falzon represented Malta at the European Championship for Small Countries in Moldova last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 14.8ppg, Reb-1 (15.0rpg), 2.8apg, 1.6spg, 1.2bpg, FGP: 41.3%, 3PT: 17.4%, FT: 47.1%.
Falzon graduated from Sacred Heart University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

Cheshire Phoenix roster for 2017-2018:

Orlan Jackman
Raheem May-Thompson
Robert Sandoval
Tevin Falzon
Malcolm Riley
C.J. Gettys
Alassan Touray
Andy Bachman
Max Jones

Coach: Ben Thomason

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @BBLofficial)

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Unieuro Forli lands Darryl Jackson - by Eurobasket News

Unieuro 2.015 Forli (Serie A2) landed 32-year old Maltese shooting guard Darryl Jackson (190-82kg-85, college: Warner Pacific, agency: Diamond Sports) from Givova Scafati Basket. In 17 Serie A2 games in Italy he averaged impressive 18.9ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.7apg last season. Jackson also played that season for Juvecaserta (Serie A) where in 12 games he had just 2.7ppg.
Among other achievements he won Cyprus League championship title in 2012. Jackson received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championship for Small Countries 1st Team award back in 2014.
He represented Malta at the European Championship for Small Countries in Gibraltar eighteen years ago. Jackson's team won Silver and his stats at that event were 4 games: Score-1 (22.8ppg), 1.8rpg, 1.5apg, Steals-5 (1.5spg), FGP-3 (66.7%), 3PT: 32.3%, FT-2 (94.4%).
Jackson is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Georgia (Sokhumi), Germany (EnBW Ludwigsburg), Romania (Pitesti, CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu and Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti), Cyprus (Etha), Italy (Enel Brindisi, Roseto and Piacenza) and IBL (Vancouver Volcanoes).
Jackson attended Warner Pacific College until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

Unieuro 2.015 Forli roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Yuval Naimy
Darryl Jackson
Davide Bonacini
Matteo Fallucca

Forward:
Giovanni Severini

Centers:
Dane Diliegro
Quirino De_Laurentiis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tyrone Wallace signs at LA Clippers - by Eurobasket News

Los Angeles Clippers (NBA) landed 23-year old guard Tyrone Wallace (196-91kg-94, college: California). He played most recently at Salt Lake City Stars. In 38 NBA G League games he averaged 14.8ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.6apg and 1.3spg last season.
Last year Wallace was drafted by Utah Jazz in second round (60th overall). The former University of California staris in his second season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Wallace's team made it to the Pac-12 Tournament Semifinals in 2016. He received also All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention award in 2016 at his college time.

Los Angeles Clippers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Milos Teodosic
Tyrone Wallace
Sindarius Thornwell
Jawun Evans

Forwards:
Blake Griffin
Jamil Wilson
Isaiah Hicks

Center:
Willie Reed

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tayshaun Prince To Join Grizzlies' Front Office - by Eurobasket News

Longtime NBA forward Tayshaun Prince (6'9''-F-80, college: Kentucky) will be transitioning to a front office role for the upcoming season, according to Ronald Tillery of The Memphis Commercial Appeal, who reports that the Grizzlies will soon name Prince a special assistant to general manager Chris Wallace. According to Tillery, the Grizzlies think that Prince will bring a 'unique' perspective to the club's decision-making process. The Commercial Appeal report notes that the veteran forward has long been considered a strong influence in NBA locker rooms, and was a 'calming voice' during his time as a player for the Grizzlies. Vincent Ellis of The Detroit Free Press had initially reported last month that Prince was mulling the possibility of joining the Grizzlies in a front office or coaching capacity. At that time, the 37-year-old was also said to be holding out hope for a possible on-court return, but it appears a comeback wasn't in the cards for the 14-year veteran. Prince, the 23rd overall pick in the 2002 draft, spent nearly a decade with the Pistons after breaking into the NBA, winning a title with the franchise in 2004. After his time in Detroit, Prince had stints with the Grizzlies, Celtics, Timberwolves, and Pistons (again). However, he didn't play last season, having last appeared in an NBA game in 2015/16 for Minnesota. If Prince doesn't play another NBA game, he'll finish his career having averaged 11.1 PPG, 4.3 RPG, and 2.4 APG in more than 1,000 career games, including 792 with the Pistons.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



Nuggets Officially Hire Assistant GM, Assistant Coach - by Eurobasket News

The Nuggets fortified both their front office and their coaching staff today, according to a pair of press releases from the club. Denver has officially hired former NBA big man Calvin Booth as its new assistant general manager and formally added veteran coach Bob Weiss to Michael Malone 's staff as an assistant. The hiring of Booth was first reported two weeks ago by The Associated Press. The 41-year-old arrives in Denver after having spent the last four seasons with the Timberwolves as their director of pro personnel. Booth has an existing relationship with Nuggets GM Tim Connelly, having played for the Wizards on two separate occasions in the 2000s when Connelly worked for Washington. The duo also worked in the Pelicans' front office together during the 2012/13 season, with Connelly serving as New Orleans' assistant GM while Booth was a scout.
As for Weiss, he played in the NBA for more than a decade, but his coaching resume is far more extensive. Weiss has served as a head coach for the Spurs, Hawks, Clippers, and SuperSonics, and has spent time with six separate clubs as an assistant since joining the NBA coaching ranks back in 1978. Weiss, who was an assistant with the Hornets for the last four years, also spent multiple seasons as a head coach in China from 2008 to 2011.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com



Georges Niang agreed terms with the Warriors - by Eurobasket News

Golden State Warriors (NBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old forward Georges Niang (203-109kg-93, college: Iowa State). He played most recently at Indiana Pacers. In 23 games he recorded just 0.9ppg last season.
Last year Niang was drafted by the Pacers in second round (50th overall). The former Iowa State staris in his second season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Niang's college team won Big 12 Tournament for two years in a row (2014 and 2015). He received also NABC All-District 8 1st Team award in 2015 and 2016.

Golden State Warriors roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Nick Young
Stephen Curry
Antonius Cleveland

Forwards:
David West
Omri Casspi
Jacorey Williams
Georges Niang
Jordan Bell

Centers:
Javale McGee
Chris Boucher

By Eurobasket Data Center

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South Carolina adds Maine grad-transfer Myers - by Eurobasket News

South Carolina is adding some immediate help in its follow-up season to a Final Four run. Wesley Myers (6'2''-G-95), a graduate transfer from Maine, is joining the Gamecocks' program, according to FanRag Sports' Jon Rothstein. The 6-foot-2 guard gives Frank Martin's team an instant infusion of scoring as they look to replace SEC player of the year Sindarius Thornwell and PJ Dozier. Myers 16.9 points per game last year on 43.7 percent shooting, including a 34.3 percent mark from 3-point range. He's the second grad-transfer Martin has picked up this offseason, joining Florida Atlantic's Frank Booker. The pair should help ease the transition from last year's success to a much less experienced team that returns just a pair of starters. Myers, though, doesn't arrive in Columbia without some notable history. Last year, after transferring to Maine from Niagara, was suspended after an altercation with a teammate, according to reports. He and teammate Marko Pirovic argued over locker room music, and the alleged ensuing altercation left Pirovic with a broken jaw, according to reports. Three other Maine players were suspended after telling a team athletic trainer that Pirovic had injured himself in a fall in the shower. Pirovic declined to press charges.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com



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2013 D3 Player of the Year DiBartolomeo ready for Euroleague challenge - by Moritz Korff

2013 D3hoops.com NCAA Division Player of the Year John DiBartolomeo (6'0''-PG-91, college: Rochester, agency: Duran International) has reached the highest heights of his professional career by signing a three-year deal with Maccabi Tel Aviv in June. After spending the first two years of his professional career in Spain, the former University of Rochester standout took his game to Israel, joining Maccabi Haifa in 2015. In the 2016-17 season, he averaged 11 points, 3.9 boards and 3.0 assists a game en route to Israel Basketball Super League Most Valuable Player honors.

Having arrived in Tel Aviv recently, DiBartolomeo expressed his excitement over joining Maccabi: "It's the next level, it's a team that plays Euroleague, so it's going to be a new challenge and I just want to adapt as fast as possible. It has the potential to be a very good team. I don't know the players personally, but from what I've read and what I've seen, they are very talented and a good group of guys."



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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Saints' future uncertain - by Eurobasket News

Kevin Braswell will be back at the Wellington Saints next season, provided he has a team to coach. Saints owner Nick Mills confirmed on Thursday the 38-year-old American had re-signed on a two-year deal, with an option for both parties to get out after one season if they wanted to. Braswell guided the Saints to back-to-back National Basketball League titles in his first two seasons in charge, including a perfect 20-0 season this year. But Mills has been left miffed by a proposed rule change which could see the number of imports increased from two to three. That would be contingent on the Oceania rule - which allowed one player from the Oceania confederation to play as a local - being scrapped, but Mills said he would have to re-evaluate his association with the league, which dates back to 1982, if the three import rule was put in place. "We're all about Kiwis playing and we feel that the new rule - they haven't made a decision yet, but they are looking at it - would be against what our ethos is." Having three imports would run counter to what the league should be about: the promotion and development of New Zealand players. "That's where we believe the league should be. You look at the two top teams, us and Southland, and then you look at this young Tall Blacks team performing so well at the Asia Cup. Shea Ili has developed with us and it's that sort of thing that we stand for." Ili has led the Tall Blacks to the Asia Cup quarterfinals, where they will meet Jordan on Friday morning (NZ time). Their roster was almost exclusively comprised of NBL players. Mills said it would be a "wait and see situation" now with regards to how he moved forward. While anything was possible, it was very hard to see the Saints not playing in the league because of the rule. Outside of the uncertainty around the potential rule change, it has been a positive week for Mills and the Saints. As well as the signing of Braswell, a meeting with Wellington mayor Justin Lester went well. "We had a very good meeting with the mayor and discussed our issues with him," Mills said. Those issues hark back to the decision to remove ratepayer funding for the Saints in early 2016, which at the time was reported to be about $25,000 per year. "He hasn't promised us anything, but it was a good, in-depth meeting and he understood the issues that we are dealing with and was as positive as he could be to make sure it keeps going. It was a very open and honest discussion." The NBL will start later next year, in late April, to accommodate the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, which runs from April 4-15.
Courtesy of: stuff.co.nz



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Olajide Keshinro signs at Caceres - by Eurobasket News

Caceres Patrimonio de la Humanidad (LEB Gold) landed 27-year old American (has also Nigerian passport) center Olajide Keshinro (203-95kg-90, college: Mercy, agency: Duran International). He is not a newcomer in Spanish League as he played most recently at Moron (LEB Silver). In 36 games he averaged 8.1ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.1bpg last season. Keshinro helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Isover Basket Azuqueca (also in LEB Silver) where in 9 games he had 14.7ppg, 9.3rpg and 1.2bpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Honorable Mention.
Keshinro has played previously for another Spanish team Alcazar.
He attended Mercy College until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

Caceres Patrimonio de la Humanidad roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Luis Parejo
Warren Ward
Guillermo Corrales
Pol Olivier

Forwards:
Sergio Perez
Daniel Martinez

Centers:
Robertas Grabauskas
Olajide Keshinro

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kano Pillars maintain winning streak, beat Kada Stars 91 - 58 - by Olusegun Ikuesan

Kwese Male Basketball League defending champions, Kano Pillars maintained its winning streak in the ongoing Savannah Conference Final Six with another big win against Kada Stars of Kaduna with 91-58 points. It was an easy win for Pillars against Kada Stars who got promoted to the Conference Six following the inability of Mark Mentor and Defenders of Abuja to participate in the championship holding inside the Indoor Hall of the Murtala Square.

Pillars began the game with business like approach winning the opening half with 29-4 points, securing 50 points against Kada's 23 in the second quarter and taking the third quarter with 65 to 41 against the Kaduna based team before ending the game with a 33 points gap in a 91-58 finish.

Pillar's off-guard, Azouma Dike who led his team's scoring chart scored 21 points to spearhead Kano Pillars' onslaught against Kada Stars. Former Most Valuable Player in the league, Abdul Yahaya contributed 20 points while Mathew Onmonya scored 10 points among the top scorers to help route Kada Stars.

Speaking after the win, the highest scorer in the game and one of the most experienced players in the Nigerian basketball league, Azouma Dike described it as a very important win since in Pillars' tradition no game is small. " it was a good game. It was not as tough as the game against Gombe Bulls because Bulls are our big rivals. The game against Bulls was like the finals. But in Pillars' tradition every game is important and we take every game as it comes. We don't look at teams so we take all our games seriously because to us it is all about being at the top." Revealed the former Mark Mentors of Abuja player.

Dike who also stared for Dodan Warriors of Lagos said their basic preoccupation in Kaduna is to top the conference and qualify for the Final 8. "Our most important plan is to top this conference and qualify to play in the Final 8 even though it won't come easy but we shall achieve that. Pillars has a tradition of winning and winning and we want to win everything because there are winning bonuses which means more money for us. We are not thinking of dripping any game at this stage." Concluded the one time Union Bank of Lagos, Highlanders of Lagos and Royal Hoopers of Porthacourt player.

Meanwhile, hostilities at the Atlantic Conference of the championship began yesterday with all the six invited teams; Kwara Falcons, Rivers Hoopers, Hoops and Read, Nigeria Customs, Oluyole Warriors and Police Batons competing in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. Azuoma Dike (188-PG-89)



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Oestbye comes back at Kongsberg - by Eurobasket News

Kongsberg Miners (BLNO) confirmed in their roster 28-year old guard Nicolai Oestbye (187-89, college: Mo.-St.Louis).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Norwegian Div.1 championship title in 2012. Oestbye was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Norwegian 1.Division Guard of the Year back in 2012.
He represented Norway at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
Oestbye has played previously for Sandvika.
He attended University of Missouri - St.Louis until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Country Club de Trujillo wins Group A of LNB - by Eurobasket News

Country Club de Trujillo wins Group A of LNB and together with Club Inmaculada de Lima advanced to the next stage. Country Club de Trujillo won all three games to finish with a 3-0 record. In the last game they beat Inmaculada 77-69. Pastorino and Robert Yriarte (201-F-89) top-scored for the winners with 13 points each. Maximiliano Rios (185-G-81, college: Clayton St.) replied with high 32 points in a loss, while Bennett Emory netted 16.


LBL Round 7: Derby game ends with EOFap's defeat of Real Club - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Lima: EOFap (#2) and Real Club (#4). Real Club was crushed at home by 29 points 39-68 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. EOFap maintains second place with 5-3 record having just one point less than leader Regatas. Real Club lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with seven games lost. EOFap's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Lima Inmaculada.
Another exciting game was again a derby between two teams from Lima: Regatas (#1) and EOFap (#2). EOFap was crushed at home by 23 points 56-79 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of EOFap. Undefeated Regatas (7-0) have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with a perfect record of 7 victories in a row. EOFap at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost. Regatas' supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Lima Real Club.
Another exciting game was again a derby match of two local teams from Lima: Inmaculada (#3) and Real Club (#4). Inmaculada (2-5) won against visiting Real Club (1-7) 59-53. Inmaculada maintains third place with 2-5 record having five points less than leader Regatas. Real Club lost their third game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with seven games lost. Inmaculada's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Lima to the arena EOFap.

Real Club - EOFap 39-68

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Lima: EOFap (#2) and Real Club (#4). Real Club was crushed at home by 29 points 39-68 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. EOFap maintains second place with 5-3 record having just one point less than leader Regatas. Real Club lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with seven games lost. EOFap's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Lima Inmaculada.
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EOFap - Regatas 56-79

Another exciting game was again a derby between two teams from Lima: Regatas (#1) and EOFap (#2). EOFap was crushed at home by 23 points 56-79 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of EOFap. Regatas (7-0) have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with a perfect record of 7 victories in a row. EOFap at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost. Regatas' supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Lima Real Club.
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Inmaculada - Real Club 59-53

Another exciting game was again a derby match of two local teams from Lima: Inmaculada (#3) and Real Club (#4). Inmaculada (2-5) won against visiting Real Club (1-7) 59-53. Inmaculada maintains third place with 2-5 record having five points less than leader Regatas. Real Club lost their third game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with seven games lost. Inmaculada's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Lima to the arena EOFap.
gschID: 561289





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Reynolds starts his pro career at Start Lublin - by Greg

TBV Start Lublin (PLK) added to their roster 23-year old American forward Darryl Reynolds (203-102kg-93). Reynolds just graduated from Villanova (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. In 31 games he had 4.5ppg and 5.4rpg last season. Reynolds helped them to win Big East Tournament and end the regular season at the top position.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Reynolds won NCAA championship title in 2016.
On Reynolds: An improving forward who brings the ability to block shots, rebound and defend ... His offensive game continues to develop ... Runs the floor well and can finish around the rim.

TBV Start Lublin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
James Washington
Mateusz Dziemba
Michael Gospodarek
Bartlomiej Pelczar

Forwards:
Uros Mirkovic
Pawel Kowalski
Marcin Dutkiewicz
Bartosz Ciechocinski
Darryl Reynolds

Center:
Roman Szymanski

Coach: David Dedek

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Brandon Brown joins Trefl Sopot - by Greg

Trefl Sopot (PLK) agreed terms with 28-year old American guard Brandon Brown (182-89, college: Montana-West) from PGE Turow. In 8 PLK games in Poland he had 6.9ppg, 1.1rpg and 2.3apg last season. Brown also played that season for Siarka where in 14 PLK games he recorded 14.9ppg, 2.6rpg, 5.6apg and 1.9spg.
Brown is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit four different continents. Brown tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America, Australia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Australia (Mount Gambier Pioneers), Cyprus (Omonia) and Brazil (Rio Claro and SKY/Basquete).
Brown attended University of Western Montana until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

Trefl Sopot roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Piotr Smigielski
Brandon Brown
Bartosz Majewski
Lukasz Kolenda

Forwards:
Filip Dylewicz
Marcin Stefanski
Artur Mielczarek
Nikola Markovic
Jakub Karolak
Grzegorz Kulka
Michal Kolenda

Centers:
Steve Zack
Jakub Motylewski

Coach: Marcin Klozinski

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Wojciech Majchrzak moves to Obra Koscian - by Greg

BC Obra Koscian (2Liga) signed 21-year old power forward Wojciech Majchrzak (202-96). It is actually his comeback to Koscian as he has started his career there. Majchrzak has played for the last two seasons at Stelmet Zielona Gora in the PLK. In 5 games he had just 2.2ppg and 1.4rpg. 2Liga will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Majchrzak also played 1 game in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded only 2 points, 2 rebounds and 1 steal. And finally he contributed to 1 game in Basketball Champions League, but he did not score anything. 
Majchrzak has played previously for other teams: SMS PZKosz, AZS II Politechnika Warszawska, GTK Gdynia, UKS Gim 92 Ursynow Warszawa.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Adako signs back for Al Arabi - by Ali Ahmed

Al Arabi Club Doha Club decided to renew the contract for one more year with Manny Adako (203-F/C-87, college: Northeastern, agency: Court Side) for 2017/2018.

Adako played last year for Al Arabi Club Doha, played 18 games: 17.9ppg, Reb-5 (11.9rpg), 3.3apg, Blocks-5 (1.0bpg), FGP: 63.4%, 3PT-2 (44.4%), FT: 68.3%.

Awards/Achievements Add missing Awards/Achievements

HS All-City and All-County Team -06
All-CAA 3rd Team -09
CAA Regular Season Runner-Up -10
CAA Tournament Semifinals -10
Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Honorable Mention -11
Asia-Basket.com All-Qatari D1 Honorable Mention -13
Qatar Heir Apparent Cup Semifinals -13
Qatari League Champion -14
Asia-Basket.com All-Qatar D1 Honorable Mention -14, 15
Qatari Emir Cup Winner -14
Qatari League Semifinals -15, 16
Qatari Cup Winner -15, 16
Qatari League Regular Season Runner-Up -16
Qatari Emir Cup Finalist -16
Gulf Club Championships Semifinals -16
Qatari League -17 (Player of the Week Rd.9)
Qatari Emir Cup Semifinals -17
Asia-Basket.com All-Qatar D1 2nd Team -17



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TEMP SUMZ Revda inks Alexander Tikhonin - by Eurobasket News

TEMP-SUMZ-UGMK Revda (Superleague 1) agreed terms with 25-year old power forward Alexander Tikhonin (205-90kg-92) from MBA Moscow. In 19 Superleague 1 games he had 5.9ppg and 3.1rpg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Tikhonin's team won Russian Higher League Group B Regular Season in 2014. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Russian Higher League 1st Team back in 2014.
Tikhonin represented Russia at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 3.3ppg.
Tikhonin has played previously for four other teams: CSKA Moscow, Spartak Vidnoye, CSKA Moscow 2nd team and Runa Basket.

TEMP-SUMZ-UGMK Revda roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Andrei Ivanov
Alexandr Varnakov
Dmitriy Zlobin

Forwards:
Aleksandr Lavnikov
Vadim Balyakin
Alexander Tikhonin

Center:
Sergey Karaulov

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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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Lourdes tab Lien Phillip - by Eurobasket News

L'union Lourdes-Tarbes Pyrenees Basket (NM1) inked 28-year old Canadian forward Lien Phillip (203-89). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Vincentian passport. Phillip is not a newcomer in French League as he played most recently at Prisse Macon (NM2).
The previous (15-16) season Phillip played at Basket Club Ardres (also in NM2).
His team won OUA West Division Regular Season in 2013.
Phillip also represented Canada at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 6 games: 0.7ppg, 2.5rpg.
Phillip has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Phillip has played previously professionally in Australia (Suns) and Canada (Lancers).
His game is described as: He is a relentless rebounder and a tough physical player.
On the court, Phillip is considered to be the complete package as he is a long and athletic post player who is an exceptional rebounder, tremendous defender and an explosive scorer
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By Eurobasket Data Center

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SAP Vaucluse signs Vukan Zivkovic - by Eurobasket News

Sorgues-Avignon-Le Pontet Vaucluse (NM1) signed 26-year old Serbian swingman Vukan Zivkovic (199-91). He has played for the last two seasons at Union Rennes Basket 35 in ProA U21. However his team was relegated to NM2. In 30 NM1 games he had 14.4ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3spg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Zivkovic's team made it to the NM2 Semifinals in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Serbian 2MLS 1st Team back in 2014.
Zivkovic has played also professionally for other Serbian teams like Spartak, Tamis and Zeleznicar Indjija.
He could be described: Vukan is fast and modern shooter. Can play on both forward and guard positions. Extraordinary scorer - can practically shoot from each situation, no matter if it is for 2 or 3 points, from dribble, from screen, from fade-away or over the player. He needs a little space to score, shouldn't be left alone. He is the point leader of Serbian 2nd League and MVP. Can penetrate into the paint easily, finishing with high jump shot or smooth assist. Runs fast in transitions and fastbreaks.

Sorgues-Avignon-Le Pontet Vaucluse roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Yann Siegwarth
Tanguy Nicolas

Forwards:
Wayne Morris
Vukan Zivkovic

Center:
Yohan Solle

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Milos Macura (ex Olimpic) agreed terms with La Charite - by Eurobasket News

NM1 newcomer La Charite Basket 58 inked 27-year old Serbian power forward Milos Macura (211-98kg-90, college: Trevecca Nazarene, agency: Promotex). He played most recently at Olimpic in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 16 games he recorded 11.1ppg, 6.1rpg and 2.3apg last season.
Macura ended the previous (2015-16) season at KBBC Oostkamp in Belgian Top Division I where in two games he averaged 9.0ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.0spg. But the most of that year he spent at Mladost in Serbian KLS. In 18 games he had 5.2ppg and 2.8rpg.
Macura has played previously professionally in Spain (CB Guadalajara) and Belgium (Sint Jans Antwerpen).
He attended Trevecca Nazarene until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

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Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia signs Andrija Simovic - by Eurobasket News

Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia (LEB Gold) signed 22-year old Serbian power forward Andrija Simovic (203-95) from Magia Huesca. In 31 LEB Gold games in Spain he had 7.3ppg and 3.9rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Simovic played at KK Vrsac Swisslion in Serbian KLS where in 25 games he recorded 13.0ppg, 7.4rpg (#5 in the league) and 1.5apg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention.
He was a member of Serbian U20 National Team in 2014.
Simovic has played previously for four other Serbian teams: Srem, Smederevo, Mega Bemax and Nibak Nis.

Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Joe De_Ciman
Gaizka Maiza

Forwards:
Ibon Guridi
Andrija Simovic
Kenny Kaminski

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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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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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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.



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Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia signs Andrija Simovic - by Eurobasket News

Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia (LEB Gold) signed 22-year old Serbian power forward Andrija Simovic (203-95) from Magia Huesca. In 31 LEB Gold games in Spain he had 7.3ppg and 3.9rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Simovic played at KK Vrsac Swisslion in Serbian KLS where in 25 games he recorded 13.0ppg, 7.4rpg (#5 in the league) and 1.5apg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention.
He was a member of Serbian U20 National Team in 2014.
Simovic has played previously for four other Serbian teams: Srem, Smederevo, Mega Bemax and Nibak Nis.

Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Joe De_Ciman
Gaizka Maiza

Forwards:
Ibon Guridi
Andrija Simovic
Kenny Kaminski

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Judicael Belemene signs at Oviedo - by Eurobasket News

Union Financiera Baloncesto Oviedo (LEB Gold) landed 20-year old Congolese forward Judicael Belemene (205-97). He is not a newcomer in Spanish League as he played most recently at ICL Manresa in Liga Endesa. However his team was relegated to LEB Gold. In 28 Liga Endesa games he averaged just 2.8ppg and 1.8rpg last season. LEB Gold will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Belemene helped them to make it to the final.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Unicaja B Malaga (LEB Silver) where in 31 games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 15.3ppg and recorded 5.7rpg and 1.3apg. Belemene contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
He has played previously for two other teams: Unicaja Malaga and Clinicas Rincon.

Union Financiera Baloncesto Oviedo roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Francisco Cardenas
Fabio Santana

Forward:
Judicael Belemene

Center:
Kenan Karahodzic

Coach: Carles Marco

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Maiza re-signs at Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia - by Eurobasket News

Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia (LEB Gold) confirmed in their roster 21-year old point guard Gaizka Maiza (191-96). He played there last season. In 30 LEB Silver games he had 10.0ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.0apg. Maiza helped them to win the LEB Silver title (twice). Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver 3rd Team and All-Domestic Players Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Gipuzkoa. But in 5 LEB Gold games he recorded just 1.2ppg.
Maiza has played previously for TAKE Tolosa.

Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Joe De_Ciman
Gaizka Maiza

Forwards:
Ibon Guridi
Kenny Kaminski

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @CompeticionFEB)

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Baskonia signs Jayson Granger - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa) signed 28-year old Italian-Uruguayan guard Jayson Granger (189-87kg-89). He has played for the last two seasons at Anadolu Efes in Turkish BSL league. In 32 games he had 9.5ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.9apg and 1.3spg last season. Granger helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Granger also played 35 games in Euroleague where he recorded 9.7ppg, 2.7rpg and 3.9apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Granger has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Turkish President Cup in 2016. Granger was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Bosman Player of the Year in 2015.
He represented Italy at the South American Championships in Chaco (Argentina) five years ago. Granger's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 5 games: 12.8ppg, 5.4rpg, 3.2apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 58.6%, 3PT: 45.5%, FT: 83.3%.
Granger has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Spain (Unicaja Malaga, Movil Estudiantes and Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B) and Uruguay (Cordon).
Granger is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league on the market.
He could be described: Jayson Granger is a nice size point guard who just knows how to play the game.
He makes great decisions with the basketball and is a nice quality ball handler and defender.
He has excellent passing skills and can score when the opportunity is there
.

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marcelinho Huertas
Jayson Granger
Rodrigue Beaubois
Jordan McRae
Vanja Marinkovic

Forwards:
Adam Hanga
Tornike Shengelia
Janis Timma
Tadas Sedekerskis
Vincent Poirier

Centers:
Johannes Voigtmann
Ilimane Diop

Coach: Pablo Prigioni

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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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

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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.

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Rodrigo Seoane signs at UCAM Murcia II - by Eurobasket News

UCAM Murcia II (EBA) landed 18-year old forward Rodrigo Seoane (197-99) from Calidus Gallego Club Ourense Baloncesto. In 20 EBA games he averaged 5.9ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.1spg last season.

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Tarragona inks David Shepard - by Eurobasket News

C.B. Tarragona 2017 (EBA) signed 23-year old American power forward David Shepard (201-94, agency: Dynamics Global Management). He just graduated from Lindenwood-Belleville (NAIA). In 30 games he had 14.4ppg, 9.5rpg and 1.5apg last season. A very impressive year as he was voted All-AMC Newcomer of the Year and named to All-AMC 2nd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Shepard played at another team Yellowjackets in U.S. semi-pro league NAIA. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to All-HAAC Honorable Mention.
As mentioned above Shepard is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cambados add Morena to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Xuven Cambados (LEB Silver) added to their roster 26-year old Ivorian forward Bernard Morena (203-91kg-91). He has only college experience while playing for Kennesaw State University (NCAA). Morena has played there for the last four years. In 31 games he recorded 6.9ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.6apg in 2015-16 season.
Of course it will be his first season as a professional player.

Xuven Cambados roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Otar Pkhakadze

Forwards:
Bernard Morena
Yago Estevez
Will Saunders

Centers:
Vladzimir Krysevich
Carlos Poyatos

Coach: Chiqui Barros

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Pape Seck (ex Tindastoll) joins Pielagos - by Eurobasket News

Pas Pielagos (EBA) agreed terms with Canadian forward Pape Seck (208-95kg, college: Simon Fraser). He played most recently at Tindastoll in Icelandic Dominos League, but left the team in Nov.'16. In four games he had 5.3ppg and 2.5rpg last season.
Seck graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2016 and actually missed last season. It will be his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Castello inks Kyle Rowley - by Eurobasket News

TAU Castello (LEB Gold) signed 27-year old Trinidad and Tobago center Kyle Rowley (213-107kg-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) from Leyma Basquet Coruna. In 14 LEB Gold games in Spain he had 6.0ppg and 4.4rpg last season. Rowley also played that season for Araberri where in 14 LEB Gold games he recorded 8.6ppg and 7.5rpg. He also spent pre-season at Baskonia (Liga Endesa) that year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Rowley played in the final of WCC Tournament in 2013. He was also voted Eurobasket.com Spanish LEB Silver All-Imports Team back in 2014.
Rowley was also a member of Trinidad and Tobago international program for some years. He played for Trinidad and Tobago Senior National Team back in 2009 and previously for U17 National Team in 2007.
Rowley also represented Trinidad and Tobago at the CBC Championships in Tortilla (BVI) eight years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were : 3 games: 3.0ppg, 2.3rpg.
Rowley has played previously for two other teams: Ourense and Zornotza.
He attended Saint Mary's College of California until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

TAU Castello roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roma Bas
Alfredo Ott
Aegir Steinarsson
Joan Faner

Forwards:
Tautvydas Sabonis
Juan Garcia
Charles Nkaloulou

Centers:
Kyle Rowley
Eduard Gatell

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Olajide Keshinro signs at Caceres - by Eurobasket News

Caceres Patrimonio de la Humanidad (LEB Gold) landed 27-year old American (has also Nigerian passport) center Olajide Keshinro (203-95kg-90, college: Mercy, agency: Duran International). He is not a newcomer in Spanish League as he played most recently at Moron (LEB Silver). In 36 games he averaged 8.1ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.1bpg last season. Keshinro helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Isover Basket Azuqueca (also in LEB Silver) where in 9 games he had 14.7ppg, 9.3rpg and 1.2bpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Honorable Mention.
Keshinro has played previously for another Spanish team Alcazar.
He attended Mercy College until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

Caceres Patrimonio de la Humanidad roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Luis Parejo
Warren Ward
Guillermo Corrales
Pol Olivier

Forwards:
Sergio Perez
Daniel Martinez

Centers:
Robertas Grabauskas
Olajide Keshinro

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Innova Chef adds De La Calle to their roster - by Eurobasket News

CB Virgen de la Concha Innova Chef (EBA) added to their roster 26-year old point guard Pedro De La Calle (185-91) from Pozo Soton BVM 2012 Mieres. In 8 EBA games he recorded 6.5ppg and 1.6rpg last season.
De La Calle has played previously for Tormes.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Yellow Birds and De Schakel reach the Final - by Eurobasket News

Yellow Birds and De Schakel reach the Final beating their opponents in the decisive fifth games. Yellow Birds beat De Arend 3-2 after a 71-62 win in game 5. Xaviro Van Ams (G) poured in 25 points to pace all the winners. Rozenblad Clarence replied with 13 points in a loss.
De Schakel overcame SCVU 3-2 with a decisive 61-59 win. Jahmal Henar (F) stepped up with 18 points, while Tolud Darryl netted 14 in a loss.



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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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  SWITZERLAND  


Keenan Peterson (ex Lakers) is a newcomer at Rocamora - by Eurobasket News

Tomas de Rocamora (TNA) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American center Keenan Peterson (208-113kg-91, college: Lincoln Memorial). He played most recently at Lakers in Swiss LNB league. In 22 games he recorded 14.6ppg, 12.5rpg, 1.3apg and 1.9spg in 2015-16 season. Great year indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNB Center of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Bosmans Team.
Among other achievements Peterson's team won SAC Regular Season in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
He graduated from Lincoln Memorial University in 2015 and actually missed last season. It will be his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Monthey adds Kazadi to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion BBC Monthey (LNA) added to their roster 26-year old Swiss international guard Jonathan Kazadi (193-91). He played last season at Entente Orleans 45 in French ProA. In 21 games he recorded 7.0ppg, 3.2rpg and 2.3apg.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Kazadi spent at Fribourg Olympic where in 39 LNA games he averaged 13.2ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.0apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team. Kazadi also spent pre-season at Academie Fribourg that year. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team.
He has been also a member of Swiss international program for some years. Kazadi has regularly played for Swiss senior team since 2009 and two years ago for U22 National Team.
He represented Switzerland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 8.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 3.0apg, FGP: 47.1%, 3PT: 44.4%, FT: 75.0%.

BBC Monthey roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Jonathan Kazadi

Forwards:
Markel Humphrey
Rodrigue Maza

Center:
Jonathan Dubas

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  TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO  


Castello inks Kyle Rowley - by Eurobasket News

TAU Castello (LEB Gold) signed 27-year old Trinidad and Tobago center Kyle Rowley (213-107kg-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) from Leyma Basquet Coruna. In 14 LEB Gold games in Spain he had 6.0ppg and 4.4rpg last season. Rowley also played that season for Araberri where in 14 LEB Gold games he recorded 8.6ppg and 7.5rpg. He also spent pre-season at Baskonia (Liga Endesa) that year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Rowley played in the final of WCC Tournament in 2013. He was also voted Eurobasket.com Spanish LEB Silver All-Imports Team back in 2014.
Rowley was also a member of Trinidad and Tobago international program for some years. He played for Trinidad and Tobago Senior National Team back in 2009 and previously for U17 National Team in 2007.
Rowley also represented Trinidad and Tobago at the CBC Championships in Tortilla (BVI) eight years ago. His team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were : 3 games: 3.0ppg, 2.3rpg.
Rowley has played previously for two other teams: Ourense and Zornotza.
He attended Saint Mary's College of California until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

TAU Castello roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Roma Bas
Alfredo Ott
Aegir Steinarsson
Joan Faner

Forwards:
Tautvydas Sabonis
Juan Garcia
Charles Nkaloulou

Centers:
Kyle Rowley
Eduard Gatell

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  TURKEY  


Samsun lands David Holston, ex Dijon - by Eurobasket News

Samsunspor DSI (TBL) tabbed 31-year old American point guard David Holston (168-65kg-86, college: Chicago State). He has played for the last two years at JDA Dijon Bourgogne in French ProA. In 34 games he averaged 13.1ppg, 2.2rpg, 6.3apg (top 3) and 2.0spg (in top 2) last season. He can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements Holston's team made it to the German Bundesliga Semifinals in 2012 and 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Newcomer of the Year award back in 2012.
Holston has played previously professionally in Turkey (Pinar Karsiyaka and Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi) and Germany (Artland Dragons).
He attended Chicago State until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Okan Ozpamir joins Bornova - by Eurobasket News

Bornova Belediye agreed terms with 31-year old center Okan Ozpamir (205-86, agency: 1x1 Sports). He played last season at Karesi Spor in TB2L. In 27 games he had 5.7ppg and 3.6rpg. Ozpamir contributed to his team winning the regular season.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Bursaspor (also in TB2L) where in 25 games he recorded 5.2ppg and 2.9rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Ozpamir won Turkish TB3L championship title for two years in a row (2013 and 2014).
He has played previously for six other teams: Tuborg, Izmir Buyuksehir Belediyesi, Vestel, Akhisar Bld, Demir IBB and Gediz.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Turkey nip Czech Republic in friendly game - by Eurobasket News

Czech Republic - Turkey 66:67

Turkey and Czech Republic clashed in the exhibition clash in Kralovec. Bobby Dixon (178-PG-83, college: Troy, agency: BeoBasket) nailed a late three-pointer to carry Turkey to a tough victory. Cedi Osman (204-F-95) scored 19 points to pace the visitors.
Turkey posted a 21:16 lead after the opening quarter. They stayed in front throughout the second frame. Turkey ensured a 33:31 halftime advantage. They boosted the margin at 4-point mark heading into the fourth quarter 52:48. Czech Republic denied the deficit in the final frame but Bobby Dixon came up with late heroics to snatch victory for Turkey. Furkan Aldemir (207-C-91, agency: BeoBasket) produced 11 points, while Bobby Dixon added 9 points for the winners. Jaromir Bohacik (197-F/G-92, agency: Octagon Europe) replied with 16 points for Czech Republic. Tomas Satoransky (201-PG-91, agency: Octagon Europe) and Martin Peterka (205-C-95) tossed in 15 points each in the loss.

Czech Republic: Jaromir Bohacik 16, Tomas Satoransky 15, Martin Peterka 15
Turkey: Cedi Osman 19, Furkan Aldemir 11, Bobby Dixon 9



Demir IBB lands Diamon Simpson, ex Trotamundos - by Eurobasket News

Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket (BSL) landed 30-year old American forward Diamon Simpson (204-104kg-87, college: St.Mary's, CA). He played most recently at Trotamundos in Venezuelan LPB league. Simpson managed to play in four leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 8 LPB games he averaged 6.1ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.0apg. He also played that season for Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv in Israeli league where in 6 Euroleague games he had 9.2ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.2apg, 1.5spg and 1.0bpg. The other team Simpson played that season for was CEZ Nymburk in Czech Republic NBL. In 15 games he recorded 8.3ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.1bpg. He also played 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 9.9ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.5bpg.
Simpson has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016. His team won Czech Republic Cup.
Among other achievements Simpson received Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 3rd Team award back in 2013.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Simpson experienced life in seven different countries playing on four different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian, Australian and of course North American leagues. Simpson has played previously professionally in Australia (Adelaide 36ers), Philippines (Alaska Aces), Spain (Movil Estudiantes), NBA (Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets), Turkey (Turk Telekom), Israel (Maccabi Ashdod and Ironi Nes Ziona) and NBA G League (Los Angeles D-Fenders).
He attended Saint Mary's College of California until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Simpson's outlook: a long mobile high-energy forward with great basketball instincts and intelligence. Gifted high level rebounder and defender who is always around the ball and in the right place at the right time. An efficient scorer attacking the basket, in transition, around the rim and importantly all without having plays run for him. Perfect complimentary player for top-level clubs.

Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Bracey Wright
Vojdan Stojanovski
Erving Walker
Ogulcan Baykan
Merthan Mutlu

Forwards:
Vlad Moldoveanu
Burak Selen
Diamon Simpson
Evaldas Kairys

Center:
Jackie Carmichael

Coach: Ozhan Civgin

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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Ankara DSI tabs Caner Ercan - by Baha Kurtulus

Ankara DSI signed a one-year deal with Caner Ercan (205-PF-86). The Turkish forward arrives to the club from Samsun BSB.
Ercan appeared in 31 TBL games registering 9.3 ppg 4.4 rpg and 2.2 apg. Before Samsun BSB, he spent four seasons with Olin Edirne, Erdemir and Royal Hali Gaziantep in BSL. He also played for Yesilgiresun and Sakarya in TBL.
In the past, Ercan played for Vestelspor Manisa.

Source : www.basketfaul.com




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Glen Rice Jr. dominates Awards in Ciba Copa (Mexico) 2017 - by Mike Amico

UBA News
8/17/2017

Former Georgia Spartans (UBA) star Glen Rice Jr. (6'6''-G/F-91, college: Georgia Tech) was recently named CIBA COPA (Mexico) Finals MVP for Obregon.

Obregon celebrated CIBACOPA title. They edged Hermosillo on the road in Game 5 of the title series to earn the trophy. Rayos de Hermosillo trailed 48-45 at halftime, rallying from a 32-18 deficit at the end of first quarter to trim the gap. Halcones de Ciudad Obregon shot 60.3 percent from the field. Halcones de Ciudad Obregon had a 28-15 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. Halcones de Ciudad Obregon looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The best player for the winners was American swingman Glen Rice-Jr who had a triple-double by scoring 29 points, 18 rebounds.

Rice Jr. was later named Latinbasket.com All-CIBACOPA Player of the Years. He was ranked third in scoring with a 24.7 point per game average.

He also played the last two seasons for the Georgia Spartanss where he was named a UBA All-Star in 2017.



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P.Zvaigzdes land Vyacheslav Bobrov - by Eurobasket News

Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys (LKL) tabbed 25-year old Ukrainian international forward Vyacheslav Bobrov (201-102kg-92). He played most recently at Quimper UJAP in French ProB. In 41 games he averaged 12.2ppg, 6.1rpg, 3.1apg and 1.1bpg last season. Bobrov helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 Bosman Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and selected to 1st Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at BCM U Pitesti in Romanian Liga Nationala where in 19 games he had 9.0ppg, 5.3rpg and 2.4apg.
Bobrov won Ukrainian Superleague championship title in 2010.
He has been also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. Bobrov has regularly played for Ukrainian senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
He also represented Ukraine at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 9.0ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.3apg, Blocks-5 (1.2bpg), FGP: 67.7%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 50.0%.
Bobrov has played also professionally for other Ukrainian teams like BC Kyiv, Azovmash and Khimik.

Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Steponas Babrauskas
Tomas Galeckas

Forwards:
Alexey Zhukanenko
Vyacheslav Bobrov
Nikita Balashov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kymis tab Teddy Okereafor - by Chris Mammides

GS Kymis (A1) inked 25-year old British international guard Teddy Okereafor (193-88kg-92, college: Rider). He played most recently at The Flexx Pistoia in Italian Serie A. Okereafor managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 24 Serie A games he averaged 4.4ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.2apg. He also played that season for Parnu Sadam in Estonian Alexela KML where in four games he had 10.3ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.8apg and 2.0spg. Okereafor also played 3 games in Baltic League where he recorded 14.7ppg, 6.0rpg, 2.7apg and 2.0spg.
Among other achievements his team was regular season runner-up in MAAC in 2015. Okereafor received also All-MAAC 3rd Team award in 2016 at his college time.
Okereafor represented United Kingdom at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.2ppg, 2.0rpg, 4.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 43.8%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 90.9%.
Okereafor graduated from Rider University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

GS Kymis roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Angelo Tsagarakis
Cameron Jones
Teddy Okereafor
Michail Lountzis

Forwards:
Slaven Cupkovic
Sotirios Manolopoulos
Jake O'Brien
Jamari Traylor

Center:
Andreas Glyniadakis

Coach: Giannis Kastritis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Leicester Riders land Jordan Spencer - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders (BBL) tabbed 23-year old British guard Jordan Spencer (188-75kg-94). He just graduated from Augustana College, SD (NCAA2). Spencer has played there for the last three years. In 29 games he averaged impressive 16.6ppg, 3.5rpg, 7.2apg and 1.5spg last season. Spencer helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. They also advanced to the league semifinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to All-NSIC 1st Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Spencer won NCAA D2 championship title in 2016.
He represented United Kingdom at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) three years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 6.4ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.4apg, FGP: 38.2%, 3PT: 18.2%, FT: 77.8%.
Spencer has played previously for London Lions.

Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jordan Spencer
Kiefer Douse

Forward:
Thomas De_Thaey

Center:
Harrison Gamble

Coach: Rob Paternostro

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Carter re-signs at Reading Rockets - by Eurobasket News

Reading Rockets (NBL D1) confirmed in their roster 28-year old forward Danny Carter (205-89, college: Stony Brook). He has played there for the last five seasons. In 21 NBL D1 games he had very impressive stats: 16.7ppg, 9.5rpg (#4 in the league), 3.6apg, 1.1spg and 1.5bpg last season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-British NBL Division One 2nd Team.
Carter played in the final of British NBL Division One in 2016.
He is a very experienced player.
Carter graduated from State University of New York,Stony Brook in 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cheshire Phoenix lands Tevin Falzon - by Eurobasket News

Cheshire Phoenix (BBL) tabbed 25-year old Maltese international forward Tevin Falzon (203-102kg-92, college: Sacred Heart). He played most recently at Zornotza in Spanish LEB Silver. In 21 games he averaged 5.0ppg and 3.6rpg last season. Falzon helped them to make it to the final.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-European Championship for Small Countries 1st Team award in 2016.
Falzon has been also a member of Maltese international program for some years. He has regularly played for Maltese senior team since 2014 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2009.
Falzon represented Malta at the European Championship for Small Countries in Moldova last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 14.8ppg, Reb-1 (15.0rpg), 2.8apg, 1.6spg, 1.2bpg, FGP: 41.3%, 3PT: 17.4%, FT: 47.1%.
Falzon graduated from Sacred Heart University in 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.

Cheshire Phoenix roster for 2017-2018:

Orlan Jackman
Raheem May-Thompson
Robert Sandoval
Tevin Falzon
Malcolm Riley
C.J. Gettys
Alassan Touray
Andy Bachman
Max Jones

Coach: Ben Thomason

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @BBLofficial)

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Baskonia signs Jayson Granger - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa) signed 28-year old Italian-Uruguayan guard Jayson Granger (189-87kg-89). He has played for the last two seasons at Anadolu Efes in Turkish BSL league. In 32 games he had 9.5ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.9apg and 1.3spg last season. Granger helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Granger also played 35 games in Euroleague where he recorded 9.7ppg, 2.7rpg and 3.9apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Granger has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Turkish President Cup in 2016. Granger was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Bosman Player of the Year in 2015.
He represented Italy at the South American Championships in Chaco (Argentina) five years ago. Granger's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 5 games: 12.8ppg, 5.4rpg, 3.2apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 58.6%, 3PT: 45.5%, FT: 83.3%.
Granger has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Spain (Unicaja Malaga, Movil Estudiantes and Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B) and Uruguay (Cordon).
Granger is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league on the market.
He could be described: Jayson Granger is a nice size point guard who just knows how to play the game.
He makes great decisions with the basketball and is a nice quality ball handler and defender.
He has excellent passing skills and can score when the opportunity is there
.

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marcelinho Huertas
Jayson Granger
Rodrigue Beaubois
Jordan McRae
Vanja Marinkovic

Forwards:
Adam Hanga
Tornike Shengelia
Janis Timma
Tadas Sedekerskis
Vincent Poirier

Centers:
Johannes Voigtmann
Ilimane Diop

Coach: Pablo Prigioni

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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
.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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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Demir IBB lands Diamon Simpson, ex Trotamundos - by Eurobasket News

Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket (BSL) landed 30-year old American forward Diamon Simpson (204-104kg-87, college: St.Mary's, CA). He played most recently at Trotamundos in Venezuelan LPB league. Simpson managed to play in four leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 8 LPB games he averaged 6.1ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.0apg. He also played that season for Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv in Israeli league where in 6 Euroleague games he had 9.2ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.2apg, 1.5spg and 1.0bpg. The other team Simpson played that season for was CEZ Nymburk in Czech Republic NBL. In 15 games he recorded 8.3ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.1bpg. He also played 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he got 9.9ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.5bpg.
Simpson has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016. His team won Czech Republic Cup.
Among other achievements Simpson received Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 3rd Team award back in 2013.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Simpson experienced life in seven different countries playing on four different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian, Australian and of course North American leagues. Simpson has played previously professionally in Australia (Adelaide 36ers), Philippines (Alaska Aces), Spain (Movil Estudiantes), NBA (Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets), Turkey (Turk Telekom), Israel (Maccabi Ashdod and Ironi Nes Ziona) and NBA G League (Los Angeles D-Fenders).
He attended Saint Mary's College of California until 2009 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Simpson's outlook: a long mobile high-energy forward with great basketball instincts and intelligence. Gifted high level rebounder and defender who is always around the ball and in the right place at the right time. An efficient scorer attacking the basket, in transition, around the rim and importantly all without having plays run for him. Perfect complimentary player for top-level clubs.

Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Bracey Wright
Vojdan Stojanovski
Erving Walker
Ogulcan Baykan
Merthan Mutlu

Forwards:
Vlad Moldoveanu
Burak Selen
Diamon Simpson
Evaldas Kairys

Center:
Jackie Carmichael

Coach: Ozhan Civgin

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE  


Astana keeps Yargaliyev for another season - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion BK Astana (National League) re-signed 31-year old international swingman Rustam Yargaliyev (195-92kg-86). He has played there for the last fourteen seasons. In 16 National League games he recorded 11.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.9apg and 1.7spg last season. Yargaliyev helped them to win the league title and the cup. Great season indeed as he was awarded Asia-Basket.com All-Kazakhstan League Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team. Yargaliyev also played 14 games in VTB United League where he averaged just 2.0ppg and 1.0rpg.
Yargaliyev has been also a member of Kazakhstan international program for some years. He has regularly played for Kazakhstan senior team since 2005 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2004.
Yargaliyev also represented Kazakhstan at the Asian Championships in Changsha-Hunan (China) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 8.4ppg, 3.4rpg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 27.6%, FT: 83.3%.
Yargaliyev is a very experienced player.

BK Astana roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rustam Yargaliyev
Hordur Vilhjalmsson
Anatoly Kolesnikov
Anthony Clemmons

Forwards:
Larry Gordon
Ike_Joseph Udanoh

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ryan BOATRIGHT
  USA
  (183-PG-92)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Boatright, ARM24.6 
 2. Musa, BIH23.2 
 3. Poeltl, AUT20.0 
 4. Theodore, MKD19.5 
 5. Stojanovski, MKD18.8 
 6. Liutych, BLR17.7 
 7. Veideman, EST17.0 
 8. Mahalbasic, AUT17.0 
 9. Vezenkov, BUL16.8 
 10. de-Jong, NED15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aleksander VEZENKOV
  CYP
  (206-PF-95)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Vezenkov, BUL10.8 
 2. Rancik, SVK8.2 
 3. Fischer, ARM8.0 
 4. Kangur, EST7.7 
 5. Ihring, SVK7.4 
 6. Paliashchuk, BLR6.7 
 7. Mahalbasic, AUT6.5 
 8. Yanev-G., BUL6.0 
 9. Parakhouski, BLR6.0 
 10. Talts, EST6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ryan BOATRIGHT
  USA
  (183-PG-92)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Boatright, ARM5.2 
 2. Kloof, NED5.0 
 3. Marinov, BUL5.0 
 4. Berisha, KOS5.0 
 5. Theodore, MKD4.8 
 6. Bost, BUL4.8 
 7. Massamba, SWE4.6 
 8. Lanegger, AUT4.5 
 9. Kangur, EST4.3 
 10. Klepeisz, AUT4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Viktor GADDEFORS
  SWE
  (201-SF-92)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Gaddefors, SWE2.8 
 2. Hallman, POR2.7 
 3. de-Jong, NED2.3 
 4. Voorn, NED2.0 
 5. Bost, BUL2.0 
 6. Stojanovski, MKD2.0 
 7. Boatright, ARM1.8 
 8. Renfroe, BIH1.8 
 9. Vezenkov, BUL1.8 
 10. Veideman, EST1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Nicholas SPIRES
  ENG
  (210-C-94)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Spires, SWE2.2 
 2. Talts, EST1.3 
 3. Guerreiro, POR1.3 
 4. Fusek, SVK1.3 
 5. Rados, AUT1.0 
 6. Chrabascz, ARM1.0 
 7. Shima, ALB1.0 
 8. Parakhouski, BLR1.0 
 9. Mahalbasic, AUT0.8 
 10. Poeltl, AUT0.8 


European Pre-Qualifiers. Day 5 - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Sweden - Armenia 93-70
Sweden fired past Armenia for the third win in Group A. Tobias Borg (184-PG-93) delivered 16 points in the win. Sweden piled up a 56:32 halftime lead. They controlled the tempo in the second half and rallied to the victory. Viktor Gaddefors (201-SF-92, agency: Interperformances) tossed in 15 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and issued 5 assists in the victory. Ryan Boatright (183-PG-92, college: Connecticut) accounted for 32 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for Armenia.

Slovakia - Bosnia 74-92
Bosnia and Herzegovina outgunned Slovakia on the road to improve at 3-2 record in Group A. Dzanan Musa (200-SG-99, agency: BeoBasket) tallied 27 points and 6 rebounds in the victory. Bosnia unleashed 55 points in the first half to take a 10-point lead. Bosnia went on a 25:8 run in the third term to rally to the victory. Obrad Tomic (206-C-93, agency: PEPI SPORT) and Adin Vrabac (204-SG-94) had 11 points each for the winners. Radoslav Rancik (205-F/C-79, college: St.Cloud St., agency: BeoBasket) answered with 19 points for Slovakia.

Group B
Holland - Austria 71-78
Austria captured the third victory in Group B. They upset Netherlands in Amsterdam today. Jakob Poeltl (213-F-95, college: Utah) scored 16 points to pace the winners. Austria eked out a 39:37 halftime lead. Netherlands denied the deficit in the third term. They snatched a 53:49 lead at the final intermission. Austria unloaded 29 points in the fourth quarter and snatched a crucial win. Thomas Schreiner (195-PG-87, agency: Dynamics Global Management) had 15 points for the winners. Arvin Slagter (191-G-85, agency: Court Side) replied with 15 points for Netherlands.

Group C
Estonia - FYR Macedonia 74-65
Estonia celebrated the third consecutive win in Group C. They held off visiting FYR Macedonia behind 15 points from Sten-Timmu Sokk (184-PG-89). The teams were tied at 41 at the big break. FYR Macedonia snatched a single-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. But Estonia used a 20:10 run in the final term to snatch the victory. Janar Talts (206-PF-83) had 14 points in the win. Jordan Theodore (182-PG-89, college: Seton Hall) replied with 19 points and 6 assists for FYR Macedonia.

Group D
Belarus - Bulgaria 70-84
Bulgaria knocked down Belarus in Minsk to register the fourth consecutive win in Group D. Chavdar Kostov (195-SG-88, agency: Interperformances) notched 21 points to lead the visitors. Bulgaria accumulated a 46:38 halftime lead. They held Belarus to just 10 points in the fourth quarter and raced to the win. Aleksander Vezenkov (206-PF-95) had 18 points and 7 rebounds in the victory. Vitali Liutych (198-SG-92) accounted for 18 points for Belarus.





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Women News


D'Tigress storm Mali for 2017 Afrobasket for Women - by Olusegun Ikuesan

Nigeria senior women national team, D'Tigress Wednesday depart for Bamako, Mali for the 2017 Afrobasket for Women aboard an Air Cote d'Ivoire flight.

The delegation which will be led by the Vice President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Babatunde Oguande include 12 players, three members of the technical crew led by Sam Vincent and 4 other backroom staff.

The playing staff made up of 14 players will be led by captain, Aisha Mohammed (University of Virginia) and 3rd overall pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft, Evelyn Akhator (Dallas Wings) who stormed the team's camp on Monday evening.

Others players include Ezinne Kalu (Savannah State University), Sarah Ogoke (RC Celta Vigo, Spain), Adaora Elonu (Perfumeria Avenda, Spain), Chioma Udeaja (First Bank Basketball club), Nkechi Akashili (First Bank Basketball club) and Upe Atosu (First Bank Basketball club).

The 12 man list which was selected from the pool of 29 players initially invited for the weeklong camping exercise will also have Ndidi Madu (University of Florida), Cecelia Okoye (McNeese State University), Ugo Nwaigwe (Temple University, Wanger College) and Nyingifa Atonye Jennifer (Elitzur Holon, Isreal)

The Technical crew will consist of two assistant coaches, Peter Ahmedu and Ochuko Okworogun while Mfon Udoka (General Manager) and Amachree Mactaben (Player Development Manager) will form part of the delegation for this year's apex women's basketball tournament in Africa.

Also on the trip are Suraju Yusuff, Larai Garba (Team Doctor) and Bakare Umulkuthum (Physio) and Oni Afolabi (Media Officer) complete the Nigerian team who will be gunning for their third Afrobasket trophy.

Nigeria will open her group-B campaign against Mozambique on Friday. Evelyn Akhator (190-F-95, college: Kentucky)



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Amanda Dowe (ex Bretagne Basket) signs at Perth - by Eurobasket News

Perth Lynx (WNBL) landed 26-year old American forward Amanda Dowe (193-75kg-91, college: Charlotte). She played most recently at Bretagne Basket in French LF2 league. In 28 games she averaged 7.6ppg, 10.1rpg (leader !!!), 1.7apg and 1.6spg last season. Dowe 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-French LF2 3rd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Dowe played at TV Saarlouis Royals in German DBBL where in 27 games she had 9.9ppg, 8.3rpg (#3 in the league), 1.4apg and 1.3spg. She contributed to her team making it to both league and Cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team.
And here thanks to pro basketball Dowe experienced life on three different continents. She is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Dowe has played previously professionally in Brazil (Pres.Valceslau), Italy (Priolo) and Spain (Argon Uni Girona).
She attended University of North Carolina - Charlotte until 2013 and it will be her fifth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELGIUM  


Kangoeroes tab Emily Correal - by Peter Buyse

Kangoeroes Basket Willebroek (Top Division Women) inked 27-year old Italian ex-international forward Emily Correal (190-90, college: William & Mary, agency: Two Points). She has a double citizenship as she also holds American passport. Correal played most recently at Carugate in Italian Serie A2. In 20 games she was third best scorer with impressive 17.6ppg and recorded 11.3rpg (#4 in the league), 1.4apg and 1.8spg last season. A very good year in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 3rd Team.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Correal spent at Sesto (Serie A1) in Italian league where in 13 games she averaged 10.2ppg and 7.2rpg. Correal also played that season for BCF Elfic Fribourg Basket in Swiss league. In 5 Eurocup games she had 8.0ppg and 4.6rpg. Correal was a member of Italian Senior National Team in 2014.
She has played previously professionally also in Sweden (Lulea Basket).
Correal attended College of William & Mary until 2013 and it will be her fifth season in pro basketball.
Her game is described as: Emily Correal has good hands and good feet. She is a solid athlete and has developed a solid face-up jumpshot out to 17-22 feet which has really helped expand her game and is quite affective coming off of screens ; runs the floor extremely well and can get to the basket with her surprising ball handling and body control for a player her size. She is a good area defensive rebounder and will block shots coming at her or chasing them in his area.




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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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Bulgarian U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

4Konstantina Kakogianni 175-SG-01
5Valentina Goranova 170-SG-02
6Iliyana Georgieva 180-F-03
7Anna Petkova 170-G-01
9Ivana Nikolova 182-C-01
10Gabriela Vlahova 175-SG-01
11Hristiyana Nikolova 180-SF-01
14Anna Stoyanova 160-PG-01
15Anastasia Kaleva 185-C-04
22Vanesa Marinova 175-F-01
23Desislava Kantardzhieva 175-SF-01
35Mikaela Damyanova 190-C-03

Dessislava Anguelova Head Coach
Stefka Slavova Assistant



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  CANADA  


MBK Ruzomberok adds Brown to their roster - by Eurobasket News

MBK Ruzomberok (Extraliga) added to their roster 25-year old Canadian ex-international swingman Cassandra Brown (188-92, college: Portland). She played last season at Dafni Agioy in Greek A1 league. In 25 games she recorded very impressive stats: 16.5ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3spg. Brown helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Greek League 3rd Team.
The previous (15-16) season she played at AZS Gorzow Wielkopolski in Polish BLK where in 21 games she averaged 13.2ppg and 3.0rpg.
Brown was a member of Canadian international program for some years. She was called to Canadian Senior National Team in 2014 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2010.
Brown graduated from University of Portland in 2015 and it will be her third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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  CENTROBASKET U17  


Overview of Day 2 in Aguada - by Eurobasket News

Group A
El Salvador - Mexico 46-75
Mexico outgunned El Salvador for the second straight win in Aguada. Sofia Payan (167-SF-00) accounted for 22 points in the win. Mexico used a 24:8 run in the second quarter to open a 15-point halftime advantage. Mexico dominated in the second half and cruised to the victory. Karla Martinez (180-F-00) netted 15 points for the winners. S Miranda responded with 9 points for El Salvador.

Guatemala - British Virgin Islands 98-35
Guatemala posted the first victory in Group A. They crushed British Virgin Islands for 1-1 record. Gabriela Vallecillo (168-PG-00) scored 17 points to pace the winners. Guatemala recorded a 43:17 halftime lead. They unloaded 55 points in the second half to rally to the victory. Salma Barrios (160-F-00) accounted for 16 points in the win. Shauliqua Fahie (173-F-00) responded with 14 points and 11 rebounds for British Virgin Islands.

Group B
Surinam - Bahamas 69-86
Bahamas outgunned Surinam for 1-1 record in Group B. Valicia Demeritte (F-00) stepped up with 20 points and 8 boards in the win. Bahamas jumped to a 22:9 lead after ten minutes. They followed with a 21:14 rally in the fourth quarter to ensure the winning outcome. Alana Pinder (G-00) and Tanea Bowleg (G-01) had 17 points each for Bahamas. Jolaine Nijman (02) notched 17 points for Surinam.

Puerto Rico - Costa Rica 88-22
Puerto Rico thumped Costa Rica to improve at 2-0 record in Group B. Alicia Penzo (167-PG-00) nailed 14 points to lead the hosts. Puerto Rico recorded a comfortable 47:8 halftime lead. They held Costa Rica to just 14 points in the second half and cruised to the victory. Julianna Rosario (173-G-00) had 12 points for the winners. Monserrat Martinez (163-SG-00) and Paula Nunez (180-F-00) had 4 points each in the loss.




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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  ESTONIA  


Estonian U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

4Ivetta-Elizaveta Okuneva 167-G-02
5Triiny Kaamer 170-G-02
6Liisa Neeme 169-G-01 Audentese SK Estonia
10Marie-Anette Sepp 167-PG-02 Audentese SK Estonia
11Helerin Kass 184-F-02
12Helena-Stina Svilberg 181-F-02 Audentese SK Estonia
13Sonata-Eliis Timofejeva 181-F-01
14Marija Gontsarova 175-G-01
15Asi Anna-Gret 172-G-02 Tartu U. Latvia
21Karin Parnala 186-C-01
22Anna Jurissaar 182-C-01 Abja/S&S Estonia
23Triinu-Liis Vaikma 183-F-02

Marko Parkonen Head Coach Audentes SG Latvia



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  FINLAND  


Finnish U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

3Sanni Tuomisto 175-G-01
4Alexandra Ailus 170-G-02
7Ebba Pekonen 169-PG-01 Honka Finland
9Lotta-Kaisa Paltemaa 177-F-01
10Janette Aarnio 178-F-02
11Noora Markkanen 180-SF-01
12Silja Viita 182-F/C-01 ViVe Finland
13Emerita Mashaire 177-SF-01
14Sarah Chime 180-F-01
15Wilma Kivekas 190-F-01
20Awak Kuier 194-C-01 PeKa Finland
21Liisa Taponen 194-C-02

Jussi Raikka Head Coach TuRi Finland
Jussi Laakso Assistant Kauhajoki Finland
Tuomas Rahkonen Assistant Honka Finland



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  FRANCE  


Amanda Dowe (ex Bretagne Basket) signs at Perth - by Eurobasket News

Perth Lynx (WNBL) landed 26-year old American forward Amanda Dowe (193-75kg-91, college: Charlotte). She played most recently at Bretagne Basket in French LF2 league. In 28 games she averaged 7.6ppg, 10.1rpg (leader !!!), 1.7apg and 1.6spg last season. Dowe 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-French LF2 3rd Team.
The previous (15-16) season Dowe played at TV Saarlouis Royals in German DBBL where in 27 games she had 9.9ppg, 8.3rpg (#3 in the league), 1.4apg and 1.3spg. She contributed to her team making it to both league and Cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team.
And here thanks to pro basketball Dowe experienced life on three different continents. She is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Dowe has played previously professionally in Brazil (Pres.Valceslau), Italy (Priolo) and Spain (Argon Uni Girona).
She attended University of North Carolina - Charlotte until 2013 and it will be her fifth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GERMANY  


Bamberg tabs rookie Jamiyah Bethune - by Eurobasket News

DJK Brose Bamberg (2.Bundesliga) landed American guard Jamiyah Bethune (173). She has only college experience so far playing last time for Monmouth (NCAA). Bethune has played there for the last three years. In four games she averaged 11.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.3apg and 1.0spg in 2015-16 season. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to All-MAAC 3rd Team.
So her pro career will start in Germany.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GREECE  


Greek U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

4Maria Semertzaki 165-G-01
5Lilia Karakasidou 165-G-01
7Maria Vantsiouri 176-SF-01 Aris Thessal. Greece
9Evangelia Kontrafouri 184-F-01
10Ioanna Krimili 175-PF-01 PAOK Greece
12Chrysanthi Beneki 186-C-01
13Vasiliki Papamarkaki 173-SG-01
14Danai Papadopoulou 193-C-03
15Eleni Bosgana 189-SF-03
17Christina Katsamouri 183-F/C-01
18Ioanna Chatzileonti 184-PF-02
19Christina Anastasopoulou 178-SG-02

Dimitrios Bakogeorgos Head Coach
Anastasia Kostaki Assistant
Ioannis Papoulis Assistant Ippokratis Greece



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  ICELAND  


Icelandic U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

4Stefania Olafsdottir 173-F-01 Haukar Iceland
5Dagrun Jonsdottir 168-SG-01
6Alexandra Sverrisdottir 167-G-01 Njardvik Iceland
7Andra Gunnarsdottir 172-SF-01
8Johanna Palsdottir 175-F-01
9Hrefna Ottosdottir 174-SG-01 Thor AK Iceland
10Asta Grimsdottir 180-F-01 KR Iceland
11Anna Svansdottir 170-G-01
12Sigurbjorg Eiriksdottir 176-SF-01
13Eyglo Oskarsdottir 194-C-01
14Sigrun Olafsdottir 170-G-01 Haukar Iceland
15Olof Oladottir 170-SG-01 Grindavik Iceland

Daniel Gudmundsson Head Coach Njardvik Iceland
Kristjana Jonsdottir Assistant



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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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  ISRAEL  


Israeli U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

2Shira Hagag 178-C-02
7Idan Shlush 170-PG-01
8Danielle Karsh 175-SF-01
9Nitzan Amar 172-PG-01
10Maya Zimering 173-SF-02
11Emmanuelle Schnitzer 163-PG-01
12Lior Garzon 183-PF-01
13Eden Zipel 183-F-02
15Gaya Sless 174-PF-01
21Gili Eisner 175-SF-01
25Gal Cohen 172-SF-01
30Aya Bargal 179-F-02

Limor Mizrachi Head Coach
Roie Levin Assistant
Ran Rontal Assistant



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  ITALY  


Zofia Hruscakova (ex UNI Gyor) signs at Napoli - by Eurobasket News

Dike Napoli (Serie A1) landed 22-year old Slovakian international power forward Zofia Hruscakova (190-95). She played most recently at UNI Gyor in Hungarian A Division. In 18 games she averaged 11.7ppg and 5.7rpg last season. Hruscakova helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played 13 games in Euroleague where she had 9.7ppg and 5.6rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Hruscakova played at Good Angels in Slovakian Extraliga. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and she was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 33 games she recorded 10.1ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.2apg. Hruscakova contributed to her team winning the Slovakian Extraliga title (twice) and the cup (also twice). She also played 13 games in Euroleague where she got 5.9ppg and 3.6rpg. Hruscakova also played 2 games in Eurocup where she got 5.0ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.0spg.
Two years ago she was drafted by Phoenix Mercury (WNBA) in second round (24th overall).
Among other achievements Hruscakova received Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian Extraliga 2nd Team award in 2015.
She has been also a member of Slovakian international program for some years. Hruscakova has regularly played for Slovakian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2014.
She also represented Slovakia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 7.8ppg, 5.5rpg, FGP: 52.3%, FT: 33.3%.
Hruscakova has played also professionally in Slovakia (Dannax Sport).

Dike Napoli roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chiara Pastore
Jacki Gemelos
Beatrice Carta

Forwards:
Jillian Harmon
Sabrina Cinili
Monique Ngo_Ndjock
Nene Diene
Flavia De_Cassan

Center:
Zofia Hruscakova

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Kangoeroes tab Emily Correal - by Peter Buyse

Kangoeroes Basket Willebroek (Top Division Women) inked 27-year old Italian ex-international forward Emily Correal (190-90, college: William & Mary, agency: Two Points). She has a double citizenship as she also holds American passport. Correal played most recently at Carugate in Italian Serie A2. In 20 games she was third best scorer with impressive 17.6ppg and recorded 11.3rpg (#4 in the league), 1.4apg and 1.8spg last season. A very good year in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 3rd Team.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Correal spent at Sesto (Serie A1) in Italian league where in 13 games she averaged 10.2ppg and 7.2rpg. Correal also played that season for BCF Elfic Fribourg Basket in Swiss league. In 5 Eurocup games she had 8.0ppg and 4.6rpg. Correal was a member of Italian Senior National Team in 2014.
She has played previously professionally also in Sweden (Lulea Basket).
Correal attended College of William & Mary until 2013 and it will be her fifth season in pro basketball.
Her game is described as: Emily Correal has good hands and good feet. She is a solid athlete and has developed a solid face-up jumpshot out to 17-22 feet which has really helped expand her game and is quite affective coming off of screens ; runs the floor extremely well and can get to the basket with her surprising ball handling and body control for a player her size. She is a good area defensive rebounder and will block shots coming at her or chasing them in his area.




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Luxembourg U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

4Kim Sowa 175-G-01
5Joy Baum 167-G-02
6Chiara Beslija 172-G-01
7Julie Nilles 176-SF-01
8Morgane Scaillet 182-F-01
9Sofie Olsen 183-SF-01
10Mara Chaumont 176-F-01
11Lis Siebenaler 167-SF-01
13Marlis Van Den Berg 173-C-01
14Lara Mores 175-C-01
15Camille Kohll 174-SF-01

Jerome Altmann Head Coach Contern Luxembourg
Liz Schmitz Assistant



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  NIGERIA  


D'Tigress storm Mali for 2017 Afrobasket for Women - by Olusegun Ikuesan

Nigeria senior women national team, D'Tigress Wednesday depart for Bamako, Mali for the 2017 Afrobasket for Women aboard an Air Cote d'Ivoire flight.

The delegation which will be led by the Vice President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Babatunde Oguande include 12 players, three members of the technical crew led by Sam Vincent and 4 other backroom staff.

The playing staff made up of 14 players will be led by captain, Aisha Mohammed (University of Virginia) and 3rd overall pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft, Evelyn Akhator (Dallas Wings) who stormed the team's camp on Monday evening.

Others players include Ezinne Kalu (Savannah State University), Sarah Ogoke (RC Celta Vigo, Spain), Adaora Elonu (Perfumeria Avenda, Spain), Chioma Udeaja (First Bank Basketball club), Nkechi Akashili (First Bank Basketball club) and Upe Atosu (First Bank Basketball club).

The 12 man list which was selected from the pool of 29 players initially invited for the weeklong camping exercise will also have Ndidi Madu (University of Florida), Cecelia Okoye (McNeese State University), Ugo Nwaigwe (Temple University, Wanger College) and Nyingifa Atonye Jennifer (Elitzur Holon, Isreal)

The Technical crew will consist of two assistant coaches, Peter Ahmedu and Ochuko Okworogun while Mfon Udoka (General Manager) and Amachree Mactaben (Player Development Manager) will form part of the delegation for this year's apex women's basketball tournament in Africa.

Also on the trip are Suraju Yusuff, Larai Garba (Team Doctor) and Bakare Umulkuthum (Physio) and Oni Afolabi (Media Officer) complete the Nigerian team who will be gunning for their third Afrobasket trophy.

Nigeria will open her group-B campaign against Mozambique on Friday. Evelyn Akhator (190-F-95, college: Kentucky)



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  NORWAY  


Norwegian U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

1Maria Heggtveit 171-G-01
6Lina Stranger-Johannessen 175-G-01
7Malin Schneidt 165-G-01
10Alva Julsrud 181-F-01
12Julie Haugan 165-G-01
14Olivia Priestley 182-F-01
15Sarah Adekoya 180-F-01 Tromso Norway
21Hanne Hurlen 174-G-01
22Vlera Kelmendi 165-G-01
25Henriette Mjos 182-F-02
96Kari Kyrkjebo 180-F-01 Ulriken Norway
99Hedda Finnoy 184-C-01

Ola Gravem Knutsen Head Coach
Elin Kjoelseth Assistant



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  PORTUGAL  


Portuguese U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

2Catarina Martins 172-G-01
4Mariana Carvalho 175-G-01 Lombos Quinta Portugal
5Filipa Cruz 179-F-02
10Joana Lopes 176-G-01
11Maria Silva 183-F-01
12Mariana Pires 170-G-01
13Sara Guerreiro 176-G-01
20Marta Martins 160-G-01
24Natalia Santos 180-F-02
29Ana Faustino 166-G-01
32Mariana Pereira 179-F-01
35Leonor Paisana 168-SG-02

Mariyana Kostourkova Head Coach
Joao Janeiro Assistant AD Vagos Portugal



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  SLOVAKIA  


Zofia Hruscakova (ex UNI Gyor) signs at Napoli - by Eurobasket News

Dike Napoli (Serie A1) landed 22-year old Slovakian international power forward Zofia Hruscakova (190-95). She played most recently at UNI Gyor in Hungarian A Division. In 18 games she averaged 11.7ppg and 5.7rpg last season. Hruscakova helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played 13 games in Euroleague where she had 9.7ppg and 5.6rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Hruscakova played at Good Angels in Slovakian Extraliga. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and she was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 33 games she recorded 10.1ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.2apg. Hruscakova contributed to her team winning the Slovakian Extraliga title (twice) and the cup (also twice). She also played 13 games in Euroleague where she got 5.9ppg and 3.6rpg. Hruscakova also played 2 games in Eurocup where she got 5.0ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.0spg.
Two years ago she was drafted by Phoenix Mercury (WNBA) in second round (24th overall).
Among other achievements Hruscakova received Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian Extraliga 2nd Team award in 2015.
She has been also a member of Slovakian international program for some years. Hruscakova has regularly played for Slovakian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2014.
She also represented Slovakia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 7.8ppg, 5.5rpg, FGP: 52.3%, FT: 33.3%.
Hruscakova has played also professionally in Slovakia (Dannax Sport).

Dike Napoli roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chiara Pastore
Jacki Gemelos
Beatrice Carta

Forwards:
Jillian Harmon
Sabrina Cinili
Monique Ngo_Ndjock
Nene Diene
Flavia De_Cassan

Center:
Zofia Hruscakova

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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MBK Ruzomberok adds Brown to their roster - by Eurobasket News

MBK Ruzomberok (Extraliga) added to their roster 25-year old Canadian ex-international swingman Cassandra Brown (188-92, college: Portland). She played last season at Dafni Agioy in Greek A1 league. In 25 games she recorded very impressive stats: 16.5ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3spg. Brown helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Greek League 3rd Team.
The previous (15-16) season she played at AZS Gorzow Wielkopolski in Polish BLK where in 21 games she averaged 13.2ppg and 3.0rpg.
Brown was a member of Canadian international program for some years. She was called to Canadian Senior National Team in 2014 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2010.
Brown graduated from University of Portland in 2015 and it will be her third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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  SPAIN  


Picken Claret inks Sofia Galeron - by Eurobasket News

Picken Claret Valencia (LF2) agreed terms with 18-year old power forward Sofia Galeron (186-99) from Segle XXI Bercelona. In 23 LF2 games she had 8.6ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.0spg last season.
Despite young age Galeron had impressive career. She was voted Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U17 2nd Team in 2016.
She represented Spain at the World Championships U17 in Zaragoza (Spain) last year. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 13.0ppg, 8.0rpg, FGP: 53.7%, 3PT: 46.2%, FT: 62.5%.

Picken Claret Valencia roster for 2017-2018:

Gloria Argente
Isabel Hernandez
Cecilia Aldecoa
Sofia Galeron
Paula Garcia
Marta Rabassa
Esther Saez
Noelia Masia
Juana Camilion

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Asensio re-signs at Ensino - by Eurobasket News

Duran Maquinaria Ensino Lugo (LF2) confirmed in their roster experienced 34-year old forward Raquel Asensio (178-83). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 25 LF2 games she had 14.9ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.6apg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Asensio was named to Eurobasket.com All- LF2 Honorable Mention in 2017.
She has spent her entire career in Spain playing for three other teams: Universitario de Ferrol, Pabellon Ourense and Socinsa Bembibre.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  UNITED KINGDOM  


Reynolds joins Pride from Detroit Titans - by Paul Nilsen

Caledonia Pride are delighted to announce their latest addition to the 2017-18 roster as Scotland's only women's professional franchise continue their recruitment drive for their second season in the WBBL.

With a trio of new Scottish players already joining Pride, Head Coach Bart Sengers is pleased to welcome American Guard Rosanna Reynolds (178-G) to the Capital for the 2017-18 season.

Reynolds most recently played for the Detroit Titans in Division 1 of the Women's NCAA where she finished her Titans' career ranked first in assists (552) and third in scoring with 1745 points.

Bart Sengers is excited to welcome the new signing to Edinburgh and believes she will be a valuable addition to the team: 'I am very excited that we have been able to convince Rosanna to choose Pride as her next team. She will be another player that brings the team more experience and she can help us out in many ways.

"She can run the point-guard for us if needed but is also comfortable playing the 2 or 3. She can really score the ball but also has a knack for finding her teammates when they are open. I believe we have found an intelligent player who compliments our other players very well.

Reynolds will complete her move to Pride in the coming weeks subject to visa approval. Commenting on her recent signing, Rosanna said: 'I am so excited to be joining Caledonia pride. To have the opportunity to play and learn from them is going to be great.

"I have heard nothing but positive things about the players, coaching staff and the programme as a whole which is the most exciting part! I look forward to playing with them this season and can't wait to get started.'

Caledonia Pride will begin their season at home on Saturday 7th October when they welcome defending Champions Nottingham Wildcats to the University of Edinburgh.



Suns beat off stiff competition to land Fritz - by Paul Nilsen

Sevenoaks Suns have pipped a number of leading WBBL clubs to sign Hungarian standout Judit Fritz, who has been one of the top players in the league since its inception three years ago.

The versatile forward / wing has had some sensational numbers with Cardiff Met Archers in the past three seasons and was deservedly named to the Molten WBBL Team of the Year for her efforts in 2016-17.

Fritz played at a FIBA U19 Women's World Championship for her country earlier in her career and will be a major driver in Sevenoaks trying to snap up more silverware.

"I am very excited to have Judit join us," smiled Suns' Molten Ed Percival WBBL Coach of the Year, Len Busch.

"She has been one of the top players in the WBBL during the past few years. She can clearly score and play defence.

"I'm looking forward to seeing how her game unfolds playing alongside the likes of Cat Carr and TaYani Clark, and the rest of our lineup," added the play-caller.



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.



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Lynx come up short in Seattle, 62-61 - by Eurobasket News

Jewell Loyd (5'10''-G-93, college: Notre Dame) scored 16 points and Crystal Langhorne (6'2''-F/C-86, college: Maryland) made a go-ahead basket with 11.1 seconds left, helping the Seattle Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 62-61 on Wednesday night. Loyd had a shot blocked on a drive but it fell to Langhorne in the lane for a layup to give Seattle the lead. After a timeout, Maya Moore missed a baseline jumper and Sylvia Fowles (6'6''-C-85, college: LSU)' putback hit the bottom of the rim. Langhorne finished with 13 points for Seattle (12-16), which was without Sue Bird because of knee soreness. Breanna Stewart scored 10 of her 12 points in the first half and had 11 rebounds. Moore had 15 points and 11 rebounds for Minnesota (21-5). Starter Rebekkah Brunson (6'3''-F/C-81, college: Georgetown, agency: LBM Management) played 10 minutes in the first half but didn't return in the second because of an ankle injury. The Lynx and Storm linked arms before the game during a moment of silence to honor those killed and injured in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Courtesy of: foxsports.com