EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 8/18/2017 4:04:56 AM

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  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



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  ARMENIA  


Chrabascz starts his pro career at Aalstar - by Eurobasket News

Crelan Okapi Aalstar (Euromillions League) agreed terms with 23-year old Armenian international forward Andrew Chrabascz (203-93kg-94). Chrabascz is a dual citizen owning also American passport. He just graduated from Butler (NCAA). Chrabascz has played there for the last four years. In 34 games he had 11.4ppg, 4.6rpg and 3.1apg last season. Chrabascz helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Big East Conference and they also made it to the NCAA Sweet 16. Quite impressive season as he was named to All-Big East 1st Team and NABC All-District 5 2nd Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro. Chrabascz was called to Armenian Senior National Team this year.

Crelan Okapi Aalstar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Wesley Channels
Olivier Troisfontaines
Vernon Taylor
Sam Hemeleers
Kellen Dunham

Forwards:
Bill Amis
Joel Wright
Andrew Chrabascz

Coach: Jean-Marc Jaumin

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Belgium



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  AUSTRALIA  


Delvon Johnson (ex Sodertalje) joins Hawks - by Eurobasket News

Illawarra Hawks (NBL) agreed terms with 28-year old American power forward Delvon Johnson (206-110kg-89, college: Arkansas). He played last season at Sodertalje Kings in Swedish Basketligan. Johnson managed to play in three leagues last year. In 48 Basketligan games he had 6.0ppg and 5.2rpg. He helped them to make it to the final. Johnson also played 10 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 4.9ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.1bpg. And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 3.0ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.0bpg.
The previous (15-16) season Johnson played at Oettinger Rockets Gotha in German ProA. In 38 games he got 8.6ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.0bpg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
Johnson was voted SEC All-Defensive Team back in 2011 at his college time.
Johnson is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in six different countries. Johnson tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally also in Cyprus (Keravnos), Finland (Kouvot), Romania (BC Timisoara), Switzerland (Lugano Tigers) and South Korea (KCC Egis).
Johnson attended University of Arkansas until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @prioritysports)

Check also Complete Transfers List in 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



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  AUSTRIA  


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



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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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Greece



Juventus tab Jonte Flowers, ex BC Timisoara - by Eurobasket News

Juventus-LKSK Utenos (LKL) inked 32-year old American swingman Jonte Flowers (196-89kg-85, college: Winona State). He played most recently at BC Timisoara in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 13 games he averaged 11.2ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Flowers played at Fortituto Kontatto Bologna in Italian Serie A where in 27 games he had 14.2ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.9apg and 2.1spg. He helped them to make it to the final.
Among other achievements Flowers received Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan Player of the Year award back in 2009.
He is a very experienced player. Flowers has played also professionally in Finland (Joensuun_Kataja), France (Hyeres-Toulon and JA Vichy) and Sweden (Solna Vikings).
He attended Winona State until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

Juventus-LKSK Utenos roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Laurynas Samenas
Anthony Ireland

Forwards:
Arvydas Siksnius
Simas Buterlevicius
Jonte Flowers

Center:
Mindaugas Kupsas

Coach: Gediminas Petrauskas

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Lithuania



Mike Myers (ex Mens Sana 1871) agreed terms with Oostende - by Eurobasket News

Telenet BC Oostende (Euromillions League) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American forward Mike Myers (206-111kg-92, college: Md-E Shore). He played most recently at Mens Sana 1871 Siena in Italian Serie A2. In 28 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.0ppg, 8.9rpg, 1.3apg and 1.4spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Myers played at JSA Bordeaux in French NM1 where in 26 games he was fifth best scorer with remarkable 16.8ppg and had 8.7rpg (#4 in the league), 1.3apg and 1.1spg. He also played that season for AVIS UTILITAS Rapla in Estonian Alexela KML. In two games he averaged high stats: 17.0ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.5spg and 2.0bpg. Myers also played 2 games in Baltic League where he got 10.0ppg, 8.0rpg and 1.0spg. The other team he played shortly was Helsinki Seagulls in Finnish Korisliiga. In two games he got 4.5ppg and 3.0rpg.
Myers received NABC All-District 15 1st Team award in 2015 at his college time.
Myers graduated from Univ. of Maryland Eastern Shore in 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

Telenet BC Oostende roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dusan Djordjevic
Elias Lasisi

Forwards:
Marko Jagodic_Kuridza
Jean-Marc Mwema
Jean Salumu
Javon McCrea
Chase Fieler
Vincent Kesteloot
Luka Kotrulja
Tim Lambrecht
Mike Myers

Center:
Tonye Jekiri

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Belgium



Brent Petway (ex Pinar Karsiyaka) joins Aris - by Eurobasket News

Aris Thessaloniki (A1) added to their roster 32-year old American power forward Brent Petway (205-85, college: Michigan). He played last season at Pinar Karsiyaka in Turkish BSL league. In 29 games he had 3.9ppg and 2.8rpg. Petway helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. He also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 4.1ppg and 2.8rpg. Petway contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Banco di Srd in Italian Serie A. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Petway had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 27 Serie A games he averaged 3.9ppg and 3.2rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the Supercup semifinals. Petway also played 7 games in Euroleague where he got 4.4ppg and 3.4rpg. He also played 6 games in Eurocup where he got 4.0ppg and 3.0rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Petway was voted USBasket.com All-SEBL Metro A-League South Division Co-Defensive Player of the Year and USBasket.com All-SEBL Metro A-League South Division 1st Team back in 2012.
He is quite experienced player. Petway has played also professionally in France (JA Vichy), NBA (Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies), Greece (Olympiacos, Ilysiakos and Cretan Kings), Entertainment team (Harlem Globetrotters) and NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars).
He attended University of Michigan until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.
On Petway: A forward with an impressive 42-inch vertical leap, who flies around the rim. His dunking prowess earned him a number of highlight moments on ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 plays throughout his career, and he was named the Big Ten's Best Dunker in a Sports Illustrated player survey his junior season.

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
Brent Petway
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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Greece



Karpos Sokoli keeps Zarko Comagic for another season - by Mario Divanisov

Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje re-sign Serbian international Zarko Comagic (199-F-85, college: N.Arizona) for another season. The 32-year old joined the Macedonian side at the start of the Superleague last season and managed to play 15 games where he averaged 5.2ppg and 2.7rpg for less than 20 minutes spent on court.
Besides Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje in the 2016/17 season the Small forward managed to play in Romania for CSM CSU Oradea and in Serbia for OKK Beograd. In 5 games played in the Liga Nationala he averaged 4.2ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.4apg, while in the Basketball Champions League he managed to average 1.7ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.3apg in 3 games. He only played 3 games in KLS last season where he averaged 11.7ppg, 5.2rpg and 2.0apg before moving to Skopje.

Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje already started the preparations for the upcoming season in Skopje where they will spent the next couple of days before playing their first friendly games before the match up against BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn in the first knockout round of the Basketball Champions League.

Karpos Sokoli roster for 2017-2018 season:

Guards:
Darko Sokolov (189-G-86)
Jaylon Brown (183-PG, college: Evansville)
Anthony Collins (185-PG-92, college: Texas A&M)
Damjan Jakimovski (178-PG-95)
Ivan Sapundziev (196-SG-95)

Forwards:
Zarko Comagic
Stojan Gjuroski (203-F-91, college: Louisiana Tech)
Dragan Labovic (207-F/C-87, agency: Alti Sport)
Filip Bakoc (203-C-96)

Center:
Kiril Nikolovski (210-F/C-88)

Coach: Borce Daskalovski

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Macedonia



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  BELARUS  


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

Tsmoki-Minsk (Premier League) confirmed in their roster 29-year old international forward Mikita Meshcharakou (201-104kg-88, college: Wake Forest). He played there last season. Meshcharakou managed to play in three leagues last year. In 6 Premier League games he had 11.5ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.8apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Meshcharakou also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 3.7ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.1apg. And finally he contributed to 20 games in VTB United League where he averaged 4.6ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.0apg. The other team Meshcharakou played shortly was CSU Asesoft Ploiesti (Liga Nationala) in Romanian league.
He also represented Belarus at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 4.5ppg, 4.2rpg.
Meshcharakou has played also professionally in Italy (Alma Trieste) and Sweden (BC Lulea).
He attended Wake Forest University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
On Meshcharakou: Athletic forward who runs the floor well ... Lefty who possesses the ability to knock down medium to long-range jumpers ... Multi-dimensional player who can guard different positions.
Outlook 2007:
The younger brother of the professional player Yahor, is a great small forward who can handle the ball with the same broadmindedness as a point guard. His three point abilities are great and he has a stable, over the average, percentage (around 43%). He has more than one ways to penetrate the basket while his size is helping him many times to get a position in the paint and gain rebounds from even much taller players. He is a smart player and a hard worker; he can pursue the opponent's defense by gaining space with his very long feet. The way that he triples gives him the opportunity to "see" the court easily which means that the assists are a part of his repertoire. Last but not least, he is a good defender and he can steal the ball from both taller and shorter players. He is definitely a Euroleague material and maybe with a hard work could reach the NBA
.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in 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



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  BELGIUM  


Chrabascz starts his pro career at Aalstar - by Eurobasket News

Crelan Okapi Aalstar (Euromillions League) agreed terms with 23-year old Armenian international forward Andrew Chrabascz (203-93kg-94). Chrabascz is a dual citizen owning also American passport. He just graduated from Butler (NCAA). Chrabascz has played there for the last four years. In 34 games he had 11.4ppg, 4.6rpg and 3.1apg last season. Chrabascz helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Big East Conference and they also made it to the NCAA Sweet 16. Quite impressive season as he was named to All-Big East 1st Team and NABC All-District 5 2nd Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro. Chrabascz was called to Armenian Senior National Team this year.

Crelan Okapi Aalstar roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Wesley Channels
Olivier Troisfontaines
Vernon Taylor
Sam Hemeleers
Kellen Dunham

Forwards:
Bill Amis
Joel Wright
Andrew Chrabascz

Coach: Jean-Marc Jaumin

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Belgium



Mike Myers (ex Mens Sana 1871) agreed terms with Oostende - by Eurobasket News

Telenet BC Oostende (Euromillions League) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American forward Mike Myers (206-111kg-92, college: Md-E Shore). He played most recently at Mens Sana 1871 Siena in Italian Serie A2. In 28 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.0ppg, 8.9rpg, 1.3apg and 1.4spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Myers played at JSA Bordeaux in French NM1 where in 26 games he was fifth best scorer with remarkable 16.8ppg and had 8.7rpg (#4 in the league), 1.3apg and 1.1spg. He also played that season for AVIS UTILITAS Rapla in Estonian Alexela KML. In two games he averaged high stats: 17.0ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.5spg and 2.0bpg. Myers also played 2 games in Baltic League where he got 10.0ppg, 8.0rpg and 1.0spg. The other team he played shortly was Helsinki Seagulls in Finnish Korisliiga. In two games he got 4.5ppg and 3.0rpg.
Myers received NABC All-District 15 1st Team award in 2015 at his college time.
Myers graduated from Univ. of Maryland Eastern Shore in 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

Telenet BC Oostende roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dusan Djordjevic
Elias Lasisi

Forwards:
Marko Jagodic_Kuridza
Jean-Marc Mwema
Jean Salumu
Javon McCrea
Chase Fieler
Vincent Kesteloot
Luka Kotrulja
Tim Lambrecht
Mike Myers

Center:
Tonye Jekiri

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Belgium



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  BOSNIA  


Maccabi Kiryat Gat signs Robert Rothbart - by Nir Luna

Maccabi Kiryat Gat (National League) signed 31-year old Israeli international center Robert Rothbart (217-86, agency: Octagon Europe). He is a dual citizen owning also Bosnia and Herzegovina passport. Rothbart played last season at Hapoel Eilat (Winner League). In 38 games he had 6.1ppg and 3.7rpg. National League will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Rothbart helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Hapoel Tel Aviv (also in Winner League) where in 38 games he recorded 10.0ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.1apg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention.
Rothbart's team won Slovenian Cup in 2012.
He has been also a member of Israeli international program for some years. Rothbart has regularly played for Israeli senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2006.
He represented Israel at the European Championships two years ago.
Rothbart is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in France, Italy, Poland (GTK Asseco II Gdynia), Turkey (Denizli Basket), Israel (Galil Gilboa, GreenTops Netanya, Ironi Nahariya and Maccabi Haifa), Slovenia (Un.Olimpija) and Bosnia (Borac Banja Luka and Igokea).
Rothbart could be described: A big man with great technique and superb post game. Great FT shooter and passer as well. Experienced from top European leagues and Euroleague. Dominated Turkey 2nd division until the team stopped paying and terminated his contract, went to Igokea for the play-offs. Has USA and European passport.

Maccabi Kiryat Gat roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Idan Paz

Forwards:
Carmel Bouchman
Alon Sapir
Or Cornelius

Center:
Robert Rothbart

Coach: Roy Hagai

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Israel



Bihac signs Torin Washington - by Eurobasket News

KK Bihac signed 23-year old American forward Torin Washington (201-104kg-94). He just graduated from William Woods (NAIA). In 22 games he had 11.1ppg and 6.1rpg last season. Washington helped them to make it to the final. A very impressive season as he was named to All-AMC 3rd Team. Washington contributed to his team making it to the final. Quite impressive season as he was named to All-AMC 3rd Team.
The previous (15-16) season he played at another team Cowboys in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA2.
As mentioned above Washington is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Bosnia



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  BRAZIL  

Carioca Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Henrique COELHO
  Franca
  (183-PG-93)
  Avg: 18.3
 1. Coelho, Franca18.3 
 2. Brite, L.Sorocaba16.8 
 3. Uchendu, Bauru16.0 
 4. Avelino, Osasco B.15.5 
 5. Hubner, Paulistano15.5 
 6. Demetrio, Franca12.0 
 7. Galvanini, Bauru12.0 
 8. Toledo, Pinheiros11.3 
 9. Cipolini, Franca11.3 
 10. Lersch, Mogi11.0 
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. Drudi, Osasco B.7.0 
 5. Brite, L.Sorocaba7.0 
 6. Santos, Bauru6.7 
 7. Viana, America6.0 
 8. Cipolini, Franca6.0 
 9. Ansaloni, Pinheiros6.0 
 10. Toledo, Pinheiros5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Elio CORAZZA
  Paulistano
  (193-PG-89)
  Avg: 8
 1. Corazza, Paulistano8.0 
 2. Ruivo, Pinheiros6.0 
 3. Coelho, Franca5.7 
 4. Lersch, Mogi5.5 
 5. Taylor, Mogi4.5 
 6. Lima, Franca4.3 
 7. Aleo, Osasco B.4.0 
 8. Brite, L.Sorocaba4.0 
 9. Pierotti, Bauru4.0 
 10. Farina, L.Sorocaba3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Leonardo FERNANDES
  Osasco B.
  (185-PG-97)
  Avg: 2
 1. Fernandes, Osasco B.2.0 
 2. Galvanini, Bauru2.0 
 3. Souza, America2.0 
 4. Brite, L.Sorocaba1.8 
 5. Toledo, Pinheiros1.7 
 6. Da-Silva, L.Sor.1.5 
 7. Da-Silva, Mogi1.5 
 8. Avelino, Osasco B.1.5 
 9. Aleo, Osasco B.1.5 
 10. Ruivo, Pinheiros1.3 
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. Luz-d., Paulistano0.5 
 10. Oliveira, Osasco B.0.5 


Brazilian Paulista round 2 best performance: Dontrell Brite - by Eurobasket News

American Point guard Dontrell Brite (175-PG) put on an amazing game in the last round for L.Sorocaba, receiving a Latinbasket.com Paulista Player of the Week award for round 2.
The player was the main contributor (13 points, eight rebounds and eight assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush America (#5, 1-2) with 17-point margin 76-59. Thanks to this victory L.Sorocaba moved-up to the 4th position in Brazilian Paulista. L.Sorocaba is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 2-2 record. Brite turned to be L.Sorocaba's top player in his first season with the team. Former Mount Olive College star has very solid stats this year. Brite is in league's top in points (2nd best: 16.8ppg), rebounds (5th best: 7.0rpg) and assists (8th best: 4.0apg).

The second best player in last round's games was young Michael Uchendu (206-F/C-98) of Bauru. Uchendu had a very good evening with a double-double of 18 points and 15 rebounds. Of course Bauru cruised to a 62-55 relatively comfortable win over L.Sorocaba (2-2). The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Uchendu is one of the most experienced players at Bauru and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.0ppg (#3). He also registered 15.0 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was guard Vithor Lersch (184-PG-95) of league's second-best Mogi. Lersch scored 15 points and passed seven assists. He was a key player of Mogi, leading his team to a 100-80 easy win against Osasco B. (#7, 0-2). Mogi needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 3 victories and 1 lost games. Lersch has a great season in Brazil. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 5.5apg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Guilherme Hubner (208-C-87) of Paulistano - 20 points and 7 rebounds
5. Felipe Ruivo (189-G-98) of Pinheiros - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Lucas Farina (185-PG-95) of L.Sorocaba - 17 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Jose Carlos (200-PF-97) of Mogi - 16 points and 4 rebounds
8. Rafael Rodrigues (213-C-87) of L.Sorocaba - 9 points and 16 rebounds
9. Fabricio Russo (196-SF-85) of Mogi - 16 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Cesar Araujo (201-F-81) of L.Sorocaba - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists

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



America inks Gabriel Andrade - by Paulo Freire

America/Unirp/Rodobens/Smel/Abzil (Paulista) signed 24-year old Brazilian guard Gabriel Andrade (185-78kg-93). He just graduated from BYU-Hawaii (NCAA2). Andrade has played there for the last four years. In 20 games he had 8.0ppg, 1.7rpg, 1.8apg and 1.5spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season he played also at another team Seasiders in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA2. But in 23 games he recorded only 1.3ppg. Andrade helped them to make it to the semifinals.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first full season as a pro.
Andrade's college team won PacWest Tournament in 2015.
He has played previously for Flamengo.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BULGARIA  


Socar Petkim signs Kaloyan Ivanov - by Eurobasket News

Socar Petkimspor (TBL) signed 31-year old Bulgarian power forward Kaloyan Ivanov (205-105kg-86, agency: BeoBasket). He has played for the last two seasons at Tofas in the BSL. In 31 games he had 10.3ppg, 4.3rpg and 2.1apg last season. TBL will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Ivanov helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Turkish TBL championship title in 2016. Ivanov was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Bosman Player of the Year back in 2014.
He was also a member of Bulgarian international program for some years. Ivanov played for Bulgarian Senior National Team between 2001 and 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
He also represented Bulgaria at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 four years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 13.5ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 46.4%, 3PT: 26.7%, FT: 74.4%.
Ivanov is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Russia (Avtodor), Spain (Andorra, La ICL Manresa, Real Betis, Menorca and Meridiano Alicante), Ukraine (BC Donetsk), Bulgaria (Levski and Cherno More) and Italy (Scandone Avellino).

Socar Petkimspor roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alfrie Kelley
Ahmet_Ali Erdogan
Ahmet Cantitiz
Efekan Cosar

Forwards:
Umit Sonkol
Murat Erensoy
Mert Basdan

Center:
Kaloyan Ivanov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CANADA  


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

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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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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Chinese NBL round 23 best performance: Mark Lyons - by Eurobasket News

American Point guard Mark Lyons (185-PG-89, agency: Higher Vision Sports) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Guizhou, receiving a Asia-basket.com NBL Player of the Week award for round 23.
The 28-year old player was the main contributor (50 points, five rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Luoyang (#5, 15-8) with 19-point margin 126-107. Guizhou maintains the 3rd position in Chinese NBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Guizhou will need more victories to improve their 17-6 record. In the team's last game Lyons had a remarkable 60.0% from 2-point range and got nine three-pointers out of 13 attempts. He turned to be Guizhou's top player in his first season with the team. Former University of Arizona star has very solid stats this year. Lyons is in league's top in points (9th best: 34.6ppg), assists (7th best: 5.0apg) and averages impressive 2.5spg and 57.1% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 33-year old American Brandon Bowman (206-F-84) of Fujian. Bowman had a very good evening with a double-double of 44 points and 16 rebounds. Bad luck as Fujian was edged by the higher-ranked Henan (#1, 19-4) 134-131. Fujian is still in a red zone at 10th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 10-13 record. Bowman is a newcomer at Fujian, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 34.6ppg (#8). His other stats are also decent: 15.2rpg and 3.3apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Fujian's star - Ivorian guard Mouloukou Souleyman Diabate (181-PG-87). Diabate got into 30-points club by scoring 49 points in the last round. He went also for five assists. Despite Diabate's great performance Fujian lost 131-134 to the higher-ranked Henan (#1, 19-4). But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates. The chances of Fujian ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 13 games, recording just ten victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Diabate could help Fujian to bring them higher in the standings. Diabate has a great season in China. After 20 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 6.5apg (2nd best). He also has 3.4spg and FGP: 60.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Terrell Stoglin (185-G-91) of Hunan - 49 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Kenny Gaines (190-G-94) of Hebei X. - 35 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists
6. Manny Harris (196-F/G-89) of Anhui - 42 points and 5 rebounds
7. Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-PG-86) of Henan - 44 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists
8. Chris Johnson (210-PF-85) of Anhui - 29 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Charles Gaines (201-F-81) of Shaanxi W. - 26 points and 11 rebounds
10. Sim Bhullar (226-C-92) of Guangxi - 27 points and 11 rebounds

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



Brandon Bass to sign at Flying Leopards - by Eurobasket News

Liaoning Flying Leopards (CBA) to land 32-year old American forward Brandon Bass (203-113kg-85, college: LSU). He played most recently at LA Clippers in the NBA. In 53 games he averaged 5.5ppg and 2.4rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Bass played at the Lakers in NBA where in 66 games he had 7.2ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.1apg.
In 2005 he was drafted by New Orleans Hornets (NBA) in second round (33rd overall). Bass attended Louisiana State University and it will be his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.
He won NBA Atlantic Division championship title in 2012.
Bass has played previously professionally in NBA (New Orleans Pelicans, Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic) and D-League (Arkansas RR).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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The Wizards add Sloan to their roster, ex Guangdong ST - by Eurobasket News

Washington Wizards added to their roster 29-year old American guard Donald Sloan (190-93kg-88, college: Texas A&M). He played last season at Guangdong Southern Tigers in Chinese CBA league. In 49 games he had very impressive stats: 23.6ppg, 5.3rpg, 6.5apg (top 5) and 1.5spg. Sloan helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season he played at the Nets where in 61 NBA games he recorded 7.0ppg, 2.8rpg and 4.4apg.
Sloan has never been drafted by the NBA.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won NBA Central Division championship title in 2014. Sloan was also voted NABC Division I All-District 8 1st Team back in 2010 at his college time.
Sloan was also a member of USA international program for some years. He played for USA Senior National Team back in 2011 and previously for U21 National Team in 2004.
Sloan represented USA at the Panamerican Games in Guadalajara (Mexico) six years ago.
He has played also professionally in Philippines (B.Ginebra), other NBA teams (New Orleans Pelicans, Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers) and NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce, Erie Bay Hawks and Reno Bighorns).
Sloan attended Texas A&M University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.
On Sloan: Quick and aggressive scoring-minded guard. Talented scorer who is also very good at running a team. Gets to the free throw line at a high rate. Equally comfortable looking for his own shot as he is creating for others. Capable of knocking down the three-point shot and even better attacking the rim.

Washington Wizards roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Donald Sloan
Jodie Meeks
John Wall

Forwards:
Mike Scott
Otto Porter
Michael Young
Kris Jenkins
Devin Robinson

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  CROATIA  


Roko Galic returns to Ribola Kastela - by Zeljko Zule

Ribola Kastela added another piece to its backcourt ahead of its return to the Croatian Premijer League by signing a one-year deal with its former member Roko Galic (197-F-97).
Galic arrives from the local rival Split, where he averaged 1.8 points, 0.2 rebounds, 0.3 assists and 0.3 steals in just 10 Croatian A1 League games last season. He has already played for Ribola Kastela during the 2015-16 season, averaging 4.4 points and 3.0 rebounds in 21 games. Galic grew up with Split nad has already played for Mislav Podstrana in A2 League and junior team of Cedevita.



Zabok brings back Antonio Vlaic (ex-Zagreb) and Ivan Vucic (ex-Cedevita), Jeremy Bynum on trial - by Zeljko Zule

Zabok strenghetend its roster for the coming season by inking their former members Antonio Vlaic (205-C-91) and Ivan Vucic (197-F/G-96). The club also have revealed that American Jeremy Bynum (193-G-88, college: Jacksonville St.) join on a trial.
Vlaic arrives from Zagreb, where he spent last two seasons. In the latest one, he averaged 6.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.7 blocks in 27 Croatian A1 League games. Vlaic had previously played for Zabok from 2012 through 2015. In his last campaign there, 2014-15, Vlaic averaged 13.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.1 asissts and 1.2 steals in 23 Croatian A1 League games. He grew up with Dosk Drnis and has already played for Zadar, Pet Bunara Zadar and Vrijednosnice Osijek.
Vucic arrives from Cedevita, for whom he averaged 2.5 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.3 steals and 0.1 blocks in 26 Croatian A1 League games last season. Vucic has already played for Zabok in 2015-16 season, averaging 6.3 points and 2.8 rebounds in 27 games. He has also played for Madost Zagreb in A2 League and Spit. Vucic was a member of all youth Croatian national teams and won a bronze medal at the U18 European Championship in Turkey in 2014.
Bynum spent a part of last season with Spartak Primorje, 3.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.7 steals in just three Russian Superleague games. Bynum played college basketball at gamesJacksosville State from 2007 to 2011 and after that he continued his career in Europe., having played in Portugal (Galitos Trey), Austria (Arkadia Traiskirchen) and Georgia (Olimpia Tbilisi).



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Kenny Hall (ex CEZ Nymburk) joins G.Larissa-Faros - by Eurobasket News

G.Larissa-Faros BC (A1) added to their roster 27-year old American power forward Kenny Hall (206-104kg-90, college: Tennessee). He played last season at CEZ Nymburk in NBL league in Czech Republic. In 17 games he had 7.6ppg and 4.8rpg. Hall also played that season for ASA Koroivos Amaliadas where in 18 A1 games he recorded 13.4ppg and 6.7rpg.
Three years ago (a year after he left the college) Hall was drafted by Delaware 87ers (D-League) in fourth round (55th overall).
The former University of Tennessee standoutis in his fifth season in pro basketball. He won Czech Republic League championship title.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Hall was voted Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League Honorable Mention back in 2014.
He has played previously professionally in Slovakia (MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno) and NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors).

G.Larissa-Faros BC roster for 2017-2018:

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

Coach: Thanasis Skourtopoulos

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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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Neidhardt is back at Randers - by Igor Obradovic

Randers Cimbria Basketball (Ligaen) signed 22-year old Danish forward Simon Neidhardt (196-95kg-95). It is actually his comeback to Randers as he has played here before. Neidhardt just graduated from W.Georgia (NCAA2).
The previous (15-16) season he played at Randers Cimbria Basketball where in 13 games he had 5.6ppg and 2.2rpg.
As mentioned above Neidhardt is just out of the college and it will be his first full season as a pro.
He represented Denmark at the European Championships U18 Division B in Strumica (FYR Macedonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 3.3ppg, 2.0rpg.
Neidhardt has played previously for Bakken and Aarhus BF.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stats Leaders - LIDOBA

Points Per Game
 Gerardo SUERO
  Indios SFM
  (196-G-89)
  Avg: 26.1
 1. Suero, Indios SFM26.1 
 2. Gilder, Caneros LR23.2 
 3. Woodbury, Titanes .20.7 
 4. Guzman, Soles SD20.5 
 5. Bailey, Reales LV19.5 
 6. Santana, Titanes .18.7 
 7. Miller, Leones SD18.2 
 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. Santana, Titanes .8.3 
 5. Araujo, Leones SD8.3 
 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
 Juan Miguel SUERO
  Indios SFM
  (198-SG-93)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Suero, Indios SFM1.8 
 2. Fortuna, Leones SD1.8 
 3. Jones, Huracanes PP1.8 
 4. Beidler, Huracane.1.7 
 5. De-Leon, Metros S.1.7 
 6. Valdez, Huracane.1.6 
 7. Suero, Indios SFM1.6 
 8. Fortuna, Titanes .1.4 
 9. Rojas, Leones SD1.4 
 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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Cardenas' 18 points and 9 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

35-year old guard Raul Cardenas (190-G-82) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Barcelona and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8.
He had the game-high 18 points adding nine rebounds and three assists for Barcelona in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Juvenil (#7, 3-4) 65-61. Barcelona is placed at 4th position in Ecuadorian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Barcelona will need more victories to improve their 4-3 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Cardenas as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Raul Cardenas averages just after three games 10.3ppg, 5.7rpg and 6.0apg.

Second best performed player last round was Corbin Jackson (203-F-92) of top-ranked Leones. He is American forward in his first season at Leones. In the last game Jackson recorded impressive 26 points and 8 rebounds. Of course Leones cruised to a 81-74 relatively comfortable win over slightly lower-ranked Iccan (#2, 5-3). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Leones consolidated its place in the very top position of the standings. His team has currently 6-2 record. Jackson is a newcomer at Leones and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.4ppg (#7). He also registered 7.4 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Willie Clayton (203-F-92) of Piratas (#6). Clayton showcased his all-around game by recording 18 points, eleven rebounds (!!!) and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Piratas, leading his team to a 86-60 easy win against Triple E-Uda (#8, 0-8). Piratas needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 4 lost games. Clayton has a great season in Ecuador. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.9ppg (9th best) and rebounds with 8.0rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Tavares Sledge (203-F-92) of Importadora - 25 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Adriano Barredas (92) of Portviejo - 25 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Jhon Romero (199-F-85) of Importadora - 13 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Nelson Palacios (192-SF-92) of Juvenil - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Jerel Blocker (193-G/F-88) of Importadora - 25 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Carlos Carcelen (202-C-81) of Iccan - 18 points and 5 rebounds
10. Keith Bowman (201-F/C-91) of Barcelona - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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  EGYPT  


Egypt arrives in Mali to participate in Women's AfroBasket - by Eurobasket News

The women's Egyptian basketball team arrives in Mali on Wednesday to participate in the 23rd edition of the Women's AfroBasket Tournament. Egypt will participate in the tournament for the 11th time. Egypt plays in Group B alongside the reigning champions, Senegal, Nigeria, Guinea, DR Congo and Mozambique. The Egyptian ladies open their participation in the competition against DR Congo on Friday. Group A includes the Central African Republic, Tunisia, Angola, Cameroon, Ivory Coast and the host nation, Mali.
Egyptian coach Amr Ashour 's chosen squad for the competition consists of Meral Asraf Abdelgawad, Rana Abd Elfattah, Nour Aly, Mennatalla Awad, Reem Osama, Radwa Sherif, Mai Helwa, Manar Ihab, Hala Mostafa, Soraia Deghady, Asrar Maged and Rannem El-Gedawy. Ashour also chose Meral Asraf Abdelgawad, Rana Abd Elfattah, Asrar Bakr and Radwa Sherif from the U-19 team for the U-19 Women's Basketball World Cup in Italy last month to support the first team squad. Egypt won the gold medal in the first two editions in 1966 and 1968. Senegal won the most titles, having won the gold medal 11 times. Mali hosts the competition from August 18-27.
Courtesy of: egypttoday.com



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Rakeem Christmas is a newcomer at Galatasaray - by Eurobasket News

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (BSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Virgin Islander forward Rakeem Christmas (206-113kg-91, college: Syracuse). He played most recently at Indiana Pacers in the NBA. In 28 games he recorded just 2.1ppg and 2.0rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Christmas played at another team Fort Wayne Mad Ants in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 48 games he averaged 13.9ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.7bpg. Great season indeed as he was voted to D-League All-Star Game.
Two years ago he was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in second round (36 th overall). Christmas attended Syracuse University until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team was regular season runner-up in ACC in 2014. Christmas received also All-ACC Most Improved Player of the Year award and All-ACC Defensive Co-Player of the Year award in 2015 at his college time.

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mehmet Yagmur
Alex Renfroe
Dwight Hardy
Goksenin Koksal

Forwards:
Emir Preldzic
DaJuan Summers
Scotty Hopson
Rakeem Christmas
Ege Arar
T.J. Cline

Center:
Richard Hendrix

Coach: Erman Kunter

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lokomotiv keeps Collins for another season - by Eurobasket News

Lokomotiv Kuban (VTB) re-signed 33-year old American guard Mardy Collins (198-100kg-84, college: Temple). He played there last season. In 17 Eurocup games he averaged 10.8ppg, 5.5rpg, 3.6apg and 1.1spg. Collins helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 25 games in VTB United League where he had 12.2ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.6apg and 1.0spg.
The previous (15-16) season Collins played at Strasbourg IG in French ProA. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 41 ProA games he recorded 8.9ppg, 4.7rpg and 4.0apg. Collins contributed to his team making it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com French ProA All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Collins also played 10 games in Euroleague where he got 7.6ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.5apg. He also played 14 games in Eurocup where he got 13.0ppg, 4.6rpg, 4.4apg and 1.1spg.
In 2006 Collins was drafted by New York Knicks (NBA) in first round (29th overall). The former Temple University standoutis in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Collins won D-League West Conference championship title in 2012.
He is a very experienced player. Collins has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to eight different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Collins has played previously professionally in China (Jiangsu Dragons), Greece (Olympiacos), Israel (Maccabi Ashdod), Italy (Sutor Montegranaro), Poland (PGE Turow), Turkey (Bornova), Venezuela (Guaros) and NBA G League (Los Angeles D-Fenders and Iowa Energy).
His game is described as: (by Mardy Collins for NBADraft.net in 2006)
Very smooth offensive abilities ... Plays a controlled game, doesn't try to be too flashy or make spectacular plays, keeps it simple and effective ... Excellent vision and passing ... Shooting mechanics and fundamentals are very good ... Good ball handler ... Long arms help out with closing passing lanes and getting to the rim ...
Lacks a very athletic body, especially on appearance ... Not a very physical player, should use his size advantage better offensively ..
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Lokomotiv Kuban roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mardy Collins
Chris Babb
Joe Ragland
Trevor Lacey

Forwards:
Pavel Antipov
Stanislav Ilnitskiy

Centers:
Frank Elegar
Ivan Nelyubov
Brian Qvale

Coach: Sasa Obradovic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16  

Stats Leaders - Group B

Points Per Game
 Erhan SHOLLA
  (197-SF-1)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Sholla, KOS21.2 
 2. Rogkavopoulo., GRE17.8 
 3. Hlynsson, ISL17.7 
 4. Gavriloaia, ROM17.0 
 5. Jonsson, ISL17.0 
 6. De Ridder, BEL16.3 
 7. Okros, ENG16.3 
 8. Klonaras, GRE15.0 
 9. Noumeros, CZE14.7 
 10. Ferreira, POR14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nderim RATKOCERI
  (195-C-1)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Ratkoceri, KOS12.3 
 2. Bratanovic, BEL11.3 
 3. De Ridder, BEL10.8 
 4. Krupalija, BIH10.5 
 5. David, LUX10.2 
 6. Sholla, KOS10.2 
 7. Mast, NED9.7 
 8. Tsetserukou, BLR9.3 
 9. Erben, SVK9.2 
 10. Fajana, IRL8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Paul KELLY
  (186-PG-1)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Kelly, IRL5.5 
 2. Vyroubal, CZE5.2 
 3. Bergens, NED4.5 
 4. Gomes, POR4.3 
 5. Dedajic, BIH4.2 
 6. Dibongue, BEL4.0 
 7. Yoka-Bratasz, POL4.0 
 8. Van-D., NED3.7 
 9. Melchior, LUX3.7 
 10. Hlynsson, ISL3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Mateusz KASZOWSKI
  (182-G-1)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Kaszowski, POL3.5 
 2. Andronikashv., GEO3.0 
 3. Klonaras, GRE2.7 
 4. Gomes, POR2.7 
 5. Sulaiman, ENG2.7 
 6. Tigkas, CYP2.5 
 7. David, LUX2.5 
 8. Sulkhanishvi., GEO2.3 
 9. De Ridder, BEL2.3 
 10. Dibba, DEN2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Ihor SERHEIEV
  (205-C-1)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Serheiev, UKR2.7 
 2. Karaiskos, GRE2.3 
 3. Kostadinov, BUL2.2 
 4. David, LUX2.2 
 5. Krupalija, BIH2.0 
 6. Bratanovic, BEL1.8 
 7. Martina, SUI1.8 
 8. Tsetserukou, BLR1.5 
 9. Bolshakov, CYP1.3 
 10. Cherneha, UKR1.3 


Division B. Great Britain, Georgia, Netherlands and Greece enter semifinals - by Eurobasket News

Quarterfinals
Czech Republic - Georgia 51-65
Georgia secured the semifinal birth following a comfortable win over Czech Republic. Rati Andronikashvili (190-PG-01) scored 16 points to pace the winners. Georgia accumulated a 35:25 halftime lead. They went on a 17:9 run in the third term to clear off for good. Giorgi Tscheishvili and Irakli Sulkhanishvili (195-SG-01) posted 14 points each for the winners. Nikolaos Noumeros (196-SF-01) replied with 14 points for Czech Republic.

Holland - Belgium 65-51
Netherlands outgunned Belgium in the quarterfinal clash today. Jonas Visser and Keye Van De Vuurst (190-SG-01) had 18 points each for the Dutch team. Netherlands snatched a 25:23 halftime lead. They followed with an 18:8 run in the third term to ensure a 12-point lead. They protected the lead throughout the fourth frame and rallied to the win. Tristan Enaruna (204-PF-01) had 12 points for the winners. Niels De Ridder (195-F-01) answered with 14 points and 12 rebounds for Belgium.

United Kingdom - Hungary 85-54
Great Britain toppled Hungary to ensure the semifinal birth in Sofia. Christopher Feeney (185-SG-01) delivered 17 points in the victory. Great Britain accumulated a 44:30 halftime advantage. They held Hungary to just 24 points in the second half and marched to the win. Mate Okros (197-G-00) netted 16 points and collected 9 boards for the winners. Tamas Pallai (192-SG-01) answered with 10 points for Hungary.

Greece - Ukraine 78-63
Greece outgunned Ukraine in the quarterfinal clash in Sofia. Nikolaos Rogkavopoulos (202-F-01) scored 28 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to pace the Hellenes. Greece posted a 19:12 lead after ten minutes. Ukraine erupted for 29 points in the second term to eke out a one-point halftime lead. But Greece stiffened defensively in the second half. They limited their opponents to just 22 points and raced to the win. Dimitrios Klonaras (196-SG-01) had 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in the victory. Oleksandr Kovliar (180-PG-02) tossed in 17 points for Ukraine.




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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. Haddadi, IRI18.0 
 7. Aljabi, SYR17.8 
 8. Abdeen, JOR17.6 
 9. Guo, CHN17.0 
 10. Chou, TAI16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hamed HADDADI
  IRI
  (218-C-85)
  Avg: 11
 1. Haddadi, IRI11.0 
 2. Galloway, IRQ9.5 
 3. Hussein, JOR9.2 
 4. Singh, IND8.7 
 5. Erfan, QAT8.7 
 6. Reid, HKG8.7 
 7. Delany, NZL8.0 
 8. Todorovic, SYR7.8 
 9. Timmins, NZL7.5 
 10. Kazemi, IRI7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Mahmoud ABDEEN
  JOR
  (191-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Abdeen, JOR7.2 
 2. Haddadi, IRI7.0 
 3. Park, KOR6.8 
 4. Ili, NZL6.3 
 5. Galloway, IRQ6.3 
 6. Newley, AUS5.7 
 7. Castro-W., PHI4.8 
 8. Kim, KOR4.6 
 9. Te-Rangi, NZL4.5 
 10. Jamshidi, IRI4.5 
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. Brown, JPN2.5 
 5. Liu, TAI2.5 
 6. Jamshidi, IRI2.3 
 7. Alhamarsheh, JOR2.2 
 8. Chiang, TAI2.0 
 9. Hamzah, IRQ2.0 
 10. Kim, KOR2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Japeth AGUILAR
  (206-C-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Aguilar, PHI2.3 
 2. Hameed, IRQ2.3 
 3. Haddadi, IRI1.8 
 4. Pelle, LEB1.8 
 5. Zaghab, JOR1.8 
 6. Singh, IND1.7 
 7. Hu, CHN1.6 
 8. Al-Khafaji, IRQ1.5 
 9. Norwood, PHI1.5 
 10. Hussein, JOR1.4 


New Zealand, Australia, Iran and South Korea enter semifinals in Beirut - by Eurobasket News

New Zealand - Jordan 98-70
New Zealand overcame Jordan to seal their semifinal appearance. Shea Ili (184-G-92) scored 19 points and issued 13 assists to lead the Tall Blacks. New Zealand recorded a 21:12 lead after ten minutes. The Tall Blacks unloaded 29 points in the second term to ensure a 12-point halftime lead. Jordan cut the distance in the third term. They got as close as five points in the third term. But New Zealand unleashed 32 points in the fourth frame to ice the victory. Tohi Smith-Milner (206-F/C-95, college: Polk State CC) produced 19 points, while Finn Delany (198-F-95, college: SW Baptist) had 17 points and 9 boards in the victory. Mahmoud Abdeen (191-PG-87) replied with 24 points for Jordan.

Australia - China 97-71
Australia coasted past China into the semifinal stage in Beirut. Jason Cadee (186-G-91) tallied 20 points to lead the Boomers. Australia erupted for 45 points in the first half to ensure a 3-point halftime lead. They unloaded 52 points in the second half to ease to the victory. Mitch Creek (195-F/G-92) and Daniel Kickert (208-C/F-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) produced 16 points apiece in the win. Gen Li (196-F-88) answered with 19 points for China.

Iran - Lebanon 80-70
Iran rallied past hosting Lebanon in the quarterfinal clash in Beirut. Mohammad Jamshidi (199-SF-91) came up with 24 points to lead the winners. Iran pulled ahead early in the game. They recorded an 18:12 lead after ten minutes. Iran maintained the lead throughout the second frame. They ensured a 37:31 halftime lead. Iran used a 19:13 run in the third term to boost the gap at 12-point mark. They protected the advantage throughout the final period and eased to the victory. Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) netted 23 points and grabbed 20 boards for Iran. Wael Arakji (194-PG-94, agency: 24 Sec Basketball) notched 24 points for Lebanon.

Philippines - South Korea 86-118
South Korea became the first semifinalists in Beirut. They stormed past Philippines to stay in the title race. Oh Sek-Eun (200-C-87) scored 22 points to lead the winners. South Korea secured a 26:18 lead after ten minutes. They erupted for 31 points in the second frame to secure an 8-point halftime lead. South Korea stunned their opponents with a 29:13 run in the third term to clear off for good. Sun-Hyung Kim (187-G-88) chipped in 21 points for the winning side. Terrence Bill Romeo (180-PG-92) answered with 22 points for Philippines.




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  FINLAND  


Legia W-wa tabs Isaiah Wilkerson - by Greg

Newly promoted Legia Warszawa (PLK) inked 27-year old American guard Isaiah Wilkerson (191-98kg-90, college: NJIT). He has played for the last two years at BC Nokia in Finnish Korisliiga. In 40 games he averaged 13.1ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.5apg last season.
The former New Jersey Institute of Technology standoutis in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Wilkerson has played also professionally in Puerto Rico (Atleticos), NBA G League (Oklahoma City Blue) and Mexico (Titanicos).

Legia Warszawa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lukasz Wilczek
Michal Aleksandrowicz
Piotr Robak
Isaiah Wilkerson

Forwards:
Joseph Wall
Jorge Bilbao
Grzegorz Kukielka

Centers:
Mateusz Jarmakowicz
Adam Linowski

Coach: Piotr Bakun

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Legia W-wa tabs Isaiah Wilkerson, ex BC Nokia - by Greg

Newly promoted Legia Warszawa (PLK) inked 27-year old American guard Isaiah Wilkerson (191-98kg-90, college: NJIT). He has played for the last two years at BC Nokia in Finnish Korisliiga. In 40 games he averaged 13.1ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.5apg last season.
The former New Jersey Institute of Technology standout is in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Wilkerson has played also professionally in Puerto Rico (Atleticos), NBA G League (Oklahoma City Blue) and Mexico (Titanicos).

Legia Warszawa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lukasz Wilczek
Michal Aleksandrowicz
Piotr Robak
Isaiah Wilkerson

Forwards:
Joseph Wall
Jorge Bilbao
Grzegorz Kukielka

Centers:
Mateusz Jarmakowicz
Adam Linowski

Coach: Piotr Bakun

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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  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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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.

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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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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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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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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Cergy-Pontoise signs Sebastien Michineau - by Eurobasket News

Entente Cergy Osny Pontoise BB (NM2) signed 26-year old point guard Sebastien Michineau (180-91, college: S.Idaho JC). He played last season at Aurore de Vitre in French ProA U21. In 8 NM1 games he had just 2.0ppg and 1.1apg. Michineau also spent pre-season at UB Chartres (also in NM1) that year.
His team made it to the NM1 Play-Offs Semifinals in 2015.
Michineau has played previously for three other teams: ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne Basket, Provence Basket and Poitiers.
He attended College of Southern Idaho until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

Entente Cergy Osny Pontoise BB roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Sebastien Michineau
Gregory Filet
Morgan Durand

Forward:
Raphael Wilson

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Nemanja Miljkovic (ex Al Ahli) signs at Kumanovo - by Dragan Ristov

KK Kumanovo 2009 (Prva Liga) landed 27-year old Serbian power forward Nemanja Miljkovic (204-90). He played most recently at Al Ahli in Qatari D1 league, but left the team in Jan.'17. In 10 games he averaged 12.4ppg, 8.0rpg and 3.3apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Miljkovic played at BK Levicki Patrioti in Slovakian SBL where in 34 games he had 9.2ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1bpg. He also played 6 games in Alpe-Adria-Cup where he recorded 9.2ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3bpg.
Among other achievements Miljkovic received Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League 2nd Team award back in 2014.
He is a very experienced player. Miljkovic has played also professionally in Austria (Vienna), Greece (Aiolos Trikallon), Poland (Stelmet), Slovenia (Grosuplje), Serbia (Vrsac and Zemun) and Estonia (Parnu).

KK Kumanovo 2009 roster for 2017-2018:

Dimitar Karadzovski
Robert Abramovic
Marjan Janevski
Nikola Karakolev
Aleksandar Shterjov
Nemanja Miljkovic
Griffin Ramme
Gjorgji Georgievski
Miodrag Todorovic
Igor Mihajlovski

Coach: Igor Mihajlovski

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Karpos Sokoli keeps Zarko Comagic for another season - by Mario Divanisov

Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje re-sign Serbian international Zarko Comagic (199-F-85, college: N.Arizona) for another season. The 32-year old joined the Macedonian side at the start of the Superleague last season and managed to play 15 games where he averaged 5.2ppg and 2.7rpg for less than 20 minutes spent on court.
Besides Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje in the 2016/17 season the Small forward managed to play in Romania for CSM CSU Oradea and in Serbia for OKK Beograd. In 5 games played in the Liga Nationala he averaged 4.2ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.4apg, while in the Basketball Champions League he managed to average 1.7ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.3apg in 3 games. He only played 3 games in KLS last season where he averaged 11.7ppg, 5.2rpg and 2.0apg before moving to Skopje.

Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje already started the preparations for the upcoming season in Skopje where they will spent the next couple of days before playing their first friendly games before the match up against BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn in the first knockout round of the Basketball Champions League.

Karpos Sokoli roster for 2017-2018 season:

Guards:
Darko Sokolov (189-G-86)
Jaylon Brown (183-PG, college: Evansville)
Anthony Collins (185-PG-92, college: Texas A&M)
Damjan Jakimovski (178-PG-95)
Ivan Sapundziev (196-SG-95)

Forwards:
Zarko Comagic
Stojan Gjuroski (203-F-91, college: Louisiana Tech)
Dragan Labovic (207-F/C-87, agency: Alti Sport)
Filip Bakoc (203-C-96)

Center:
Kiril Nikolovski (210-F/C-88)

Coach: Borce Daskalovski

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Ian Tevis (I Believe I Can Make A Name For Myself In Europe) - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Ian Tevis is a guard from Seattle, Washington that played college ball at Red Deer College (CCAA). He was All-ACAC Player of the Year in 2017 and was nominated for the CCAA All-Canadian Team in 2017. He recently took part with the Howard Hoops international tour in Germany. He like so many other players is chasing his dream of becoming a professional player. He played strong with the Howard Hoops team and spoke to eurobasket about his special experience in Germany,

Ian 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?

I got connected with Howard Hoops about a year ago when my good friend Chris Neal went on his tour. Me and Ron were in contact all year while I was finishing my last season in college.

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?

I am a gym rat. I live at the gym. I take pride in my conditioning so playing all these games back to back wasn't a problem. No time to complain and I can't afford to get sore. My body was definitely feeling it on Sunday. But if we had to play again I would have been ready.

Is this your first time in Germany. How do you like the country and is there anything here that reminds you of home in Canada?

I am actually from the United States. Seattle, Washington to be exact. But I have been in Canada the last few years. This is my first time in Germany and Europe! I like this country. It seems like simple living. Everyone minding their own business. Nobody has been mean or rude to me. I have just been walking around dribbling my basketball.

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 weekend's performance that you played to your best potential? Were you happy with your game?

I was very happy with my gameplay. I was able to get out early and show my scoring ability. While playing solid defense the whole game and I was able to show my play making ability
creating for my teammates to get easy buckets. I just wanted to show that I can do everything. Defense. Pass. Transition. Rebound. Finish at the rim. And shoot the ball. And I think I did that.

In the first game against TV Idstein you scored 22 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?

I can adjust my game against any competition so it was just a matter of me finding my rhythm and getting into the flow of the game. Scoring points is the easiest part of basketball.

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 wanted to show that I was a complete basketball player. It was good that I had a lot of scoring opportunities but I was really focused on playing strong defense and making plays for my teammates.

You showed your scoring abilities against TV Idstein, but when the opponent started to focus on you, you became a playmaker. You are a combo guard, but like to play the point guard. If you were asked by a team to run the point, could your ego accept moving partially away from just being that ultimate scorer?

Yes. I could make that adjustment easy because I love setting up my teammates. If everybody is scoring then everyone is happy. Which leads to everyone playing defense. That leads to winning games!

You compare your game to Paul George and stated that your games comes from your defense. To what NBA player would you compare your defensive game too?

I would say Avery Bradley or Klay Thompson because they have good footwork and force tough shots. I am really good at playing off ball defense as well. I read passing lanes well and get a lot of off ball steals.

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?

It was really cool that we shared the ball like we did. We had just met each other a couple of hours before and didn't really know how each other played but we all communicated on the court which is the best thing to do when you are playing with complete strangers. We focused on defense and it created a lot of easy buckets.

You told me recently that you were most impressed by the play of Jamal Curry. What did you like and respect most from his game?

He plays his role perfectly and is great at what he does. That is really rare because some guys try to do too much. But he focuses on running the floor. Playing solid defense. Rebounding and blocking shots. And he makes the most of his touches on the offensive end. Perfect teammate.

How thankful were you for this opportunity to play with the Howard Hoops team and Ron Howard. How did you get to know him over the weekend and what impressed you most about him?

Ron is really about everything he says he is about. If he says he is going to do something then he does it. A lot of guys take advantage of players and he doesn't do that. I respect him and his hustle. I really appreciate what he is doing for us.

You said that Ron Howard has opened many doors and will continue to do so. How confident are you that you will land a job in Europe after having this experience with Howard Hoops?

I have always had the game to play professional but I never had to platform to show my skills. Ron has done that for me. I am confident I will get that contract I have worked so hard for.

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 teamamtes help shape your character?

The thing I gained the most was the experience and connections I made over the weekend. It has opened my eyes so much being in Europe. I believe I can make a name for myself in Europe

You played at Red Deer (CCAA) and won All-ACAC Player of the Year in 2017. What overall kind of experience was this and how did you benefit playing in Canada and not necessarily having played in the States?

I started playing in the states. And then went to Canada for college. The most beneficial thing about Canada is they play under FIBA rules so i was able to adjust early. Now that I am over here I am playing under the same set of rules.

How did head coach Ken King groom and prepare you best for a professional basketball career?

Ken and Clay are both great guys. I loved my time up at Red Deer and after I got Player of the Year I knew it was time to take the next step. They both encouraged me to go pro.

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

I go to the gym every morning and stretch and put up shots because the gym is usually empty in the AM. Then go to work. After work I go back to the gym and lift weights before playing some pick up ball with other guys.

Who was the toughest player you battled in school that made it far as a professional?

We didn't play each other in school, but Isaiah Thomas is having a very successful career in the NBA. We have played against each other numerous times.

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

Magic. Bill Russell. Jordan. Wilt.

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?

Canada is becoming a very competitive basketball country. Andrew Wiggins is going to be a star in the league.

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 don't like to rank players before they retire. But Jordan Magic Kobe are all on top.

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?

That man has an amazing motor. He is relentless for 48 minutes a night. He is someone I thrive to play like. I don't think he gets the credit he deserves.

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

I really like this class. It has a lot of young guards that have a lot of potential. But I think Kyle Kuzma of the Lakers. I think him and Lonzo ball have a good chance to be special .

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 they will play really well together. But the real question is can they beat the Warriors. And the answer is no. But I don't think they will have a problem playing with each other.

What was the last movie that you saw?

Spiderman Homecoming.

Thanks Ian for the chat.



Philip Scrubb Returns Back To The Fraport Skyliners - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

After a season off or better said being away on account of injury, Philip Scrubb (191-G-92) returns back to the Fraport Skyliners where he helped win the 2016 Fiba Europe Cup as a rookie. The club gave him a one year deal with an option for another Scrubb is a 24 yera old 191cm guard from Vancover, Canada that likes to spend the off season in Ottawa had a strong rookie season in Europe starting off slowly in Greece with AEK Athens (Greece-A1) playing 6 Eurocup games and 5 games in the Greek league averaging 4.2ppg; He then moved to the Fraport Skyliners in January 2017 and played 11 FIBA Europe Cup games averaging 12.7ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.0apg. In the EasyCredit BBL he played 23 games averaging 10.0ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 50.9%, 3PT: 44.4%, FT: 83.8%. After a season away, the Canadian with the all around stellar game and deadly shot will be a central figure in the success of the club and head coach Gordon Herbert explains why he was brought back. "It is great that we could bring him back to Frankfurt. We continued to stay in touch last season and got reports about his rehab. He was an importnat part of our successful team two seasons ago. With him, Quantez Robertson and Mike Morrison we have three elementary players back on the roster. Add Shawn Huff to them, we have a great basis looking towards the development of our young players which is important for our whole program. All four are great players, but even better teammates and people. Phil has the chance to take a big role this season. He can shoot pass and has many abilities that he will use as a combo guard", warned head coach Gordon Herbert.

With the Fraport Skyliners he had some unforgetable games including his 26 points against Phoenix Hagen or his 17 point effort against Alba Berlin as he scored in double figures in 12 BBL games. In the Fiba Europe Cup he scored in double figures in six games including a 26 point game against Turkish team Royal Hali and 20 points against Israeli team Maccabi Rishon. In his rookie season his awards and achievements were German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals -16, Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup Honorable Mention -16, FIBA Europe Cup Winner -16, Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention -16, German Bundesliga Semifinals -16 and he played at the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila (Philippines) -16 (Finalist) playing 4 gamesa veraging 4,3ppg, 2,8rpg and 2,3apg. "I am looking forward to coming back to Frankfurt. I would have liked to have played last season, but that didn't work because of my injury. Now I am fit again and in attack mode. It is nice to come back where I know so many. That makes my return easier. It was my first big injury and not an easy situation for me. But everything worked out well. I can hardly wait to be back on the court with the team. I worked hard the last months and think that I am the player I was before my injury. But I continue to work and improve in all areas. I am looking forward to the fans and think that we will have a good team. Togetehr we can have a great season", warned Philip Scrubb.

Source:Fraport Skyliners.









Bohemios add Kelley to their roster, ex Wolfenbuettel - by Eurobasket News

Bohemios Montevideo added to their roster 26-year old American center Khalil Kelley (203-105kg-91, college: Pacific). He spent the last season at MTV Herzoege Wolfenbuettel in German ProB. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B 1st Team in 2015 and 2017.
Kelley's college team won Big West Tournament in 2013.
Kelley has played also professionally in Germany for USC Leipzig.
He attended University of Pacific until 2014 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @fhsports10)

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Jonathan Malu Moves to Team Ehingen - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Jonathan Malu (200-PF-93) will attempt to make another step in his basketball career moving to Team Ehingen. Malu is a 24 year old 200cm forward that was born in Wiesbaden and also has the Congolese citzenship. He brings BBL experience to Ehingen having played three seasons in the Eisbaeren organization and last season played with Alba Berlin. He also played two seasons in the Pro A with the Rhein Stars and Giessen 46ers. Last season with Alba Berlin he played with ALBA Berlin (Germany-BBL) playing 10 games averaging 0.4ppg; He also played 3 Eurocup games averaging 1.0ppg, 1.0rpg

He started his basketball career in 2008 with the Koeln 99ers junior team and then played a season with the SOBA Dragons Rhoendorf junior team. In 2010 he moved north to BSG Bremerhaven (2.Regionalliga) playing 17 games averaging 9.6ppg. He then continued to play with BSG Bremerhaven the next two seasons while practicing with the BBL team Eisbaeren and played a total of 2 BBL games. In the 2013-2014 season he played with the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (BBL): 1 game: 0pts, 1rbs, also had a license to play for BSG Bremerhaven (2.Regionalliga) playing3 games averaging 21.0ppg. In Jan.'14 moved to Giessen 46ers (ProA) playing 20 games averaging 3.4ppg, 2.9rpg. In the 2014-2015 season he remained with the Giessen 46ers (ProA) playing 34 games averaging 4.6ppg, 3.7rpg. He played also at Licher Basket Baeren (Germany-ProB) playing 4 games averaging 6.8ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.0spg. In the 2015-2016 season he moved to the Rhein Stars Koeln (Germany-ProA) playing 26 games averaging 5.7ppg, 4.4rpg, FGP: 43.7%, FT: 65.9%.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been German U16 National Team -09, German U17 National Team -09-10, Albert Schweitzer International Tournament in Mannheim (Unofficial World Championships U18) -10, German NBBL All-Star Game -12, German NBBL Championships Finalist -12
German U20 National Team -13, German 2.Regionalliga (North-North Group) Runner-Up -13, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Semifinals -14, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Champion -15, and German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals -17.

Source:Team Ehingen



PSK LIONS Basketball Add Craig Bradshaw And Jeramie Woods - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

It had been quiet the last weeks with PSK Lions Basket in terms of getting the last additions to their roster, but in the last 24 hours they added Richard Williams and today two americans with Craig Bradshaw (191-G-93, college: Belmont) and Jeramie Woods that both bring experience in Germany. Bradshaw is a 24 year old 191 cm guard that will be starting his second professional season in Germany. Last season as a rookie he play for the Crailsheim Merlins (Germany-ProA) playing 16 games averaging 7.0ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 56.7%, 3FGP: 38.5%, FT: 75.0%, left in Dec.'16, in Jan.'17 moved to the NINERS Chemnitz (Germany-ProA) playing 23 games averaging 4.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.7apg. His best scoring games last season was a 20 point game against the RheinStars and he scored in double figures in eight games. He started his basketball career at Belmont (NCAA) in 2012 playing a total of 131 games. In his last three seasons he played 35 games averaging 15.7ppg, 3.5rpg, 3.2apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 50.5%, 3PT: 39.6%, FT: 81.0%. In his junior year at Belmont (NCAA) he played 30 games averaging 18.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.1apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 55.3%, 3PT: 42.3%, FT: 74.7%. In his senior year at Belmont (NCAA) he played 32 games averaging 16.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.2apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 54.3%, 3PT: 37.0%, FT: 73.7%. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been OVC Regular Season East Division Champion -13, 14, OVC Tournament Winner -13, 15, All-OVC 2nd Team -14, OVC Tournament Finalist -14, NABC Division I All-District 19 2nd Team -14, NIT Elite Eight -14, Capital One NCAA Division I Academic All-District 3 1st Team -15, OVC East Division Regular Season Co-Champion -15, Capital One NCAA Division I Academic All-America 3rd Team -15, All-OVC 1st Team -15, 16, OVC All-Tournament Team -15, NABC All-District 19 1st Team -15, 16, CoSIDA NCAA Division I Academic All-District 3 1st Team -16, OVC East Division Regular Season Champion -16, OVC Tournament Semifinals -16, CoSIDA NCAA Division I Academic All-America 2nd Team -16, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Semifinals -17.

The club also announced the arrival of Jermaie Woods. Woods is a 26 year old 195cm forward that has the German/American citzenship and also has much experience in Germany having played the last four seasons in the Pro A and brings 128 pro A games experience to Karlsruhe with teams like Magdeburg, Cuxhaven, Gotha and Craaaaailsheim. Last season with Crailsheim he played 29 games averaging 3.0ppg, 1.2rpg scoring 12 points against Kirchheim and 10 points against Hanau. He had more productive seasons in the Pro A with BBC Solarto Eagles Magdeburg (Germany-ProA) playing 27 games averaging 8.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.3apg, FGP-2 (68.4%), 3PT: 36.8%, FT: 83.3%,That season he had a 25 point game against Chemnitz and 20 points against BG Karlsruhe. The next season he played with the Cuxhaven BasCats (Germany-ProA): playing 28 games averaging 6.3ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 50.7%, 3PT: 35.1%, FT: 86.7%. That season he had a 17 point gmae against Chemnitz and 15 points against Leverkusen. He started his basketball career with TSV Rudow, then played with West Bend High School before moving to BG Magdeburg (Regionalliga) in 2011. Awards and achievemnts in his basketball career have been German Regionalliga (North Group) Runner-Up -13, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Semifinals -16, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Regular Season Runner-Up -17.

Source: PSK Lions Basketball



KIT SC GEQUOS Add Aaron Schmitz - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

After hauling in Jeremy Black and Marcel Davis, KIT SC GEQUOS have added a third player from BG Karlsruhe with Aaron Schmitz (193-G-93). Schmitz is a 193cm point guard and brother of ex BBL player Simon Schmitz and may only be 24 years old, but brings a lot of experience having played four years in the Pro B and two in the Pro A. He played the last three seasons with BG Karlsruhe playing a total of 73 games and last season played 22 games averaging 6.7ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.7apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 45.1%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 73.1%. "Aaron is a great addition. He knows the league and city and will be adjusted quickly and give us added stability", stressed manager Zoran Seatovic.

Schmitz started his basketball career with TV Bad Bergzabern (2.Regionalliga) and in 2010 moved to the BIS Baskets Speyer (Regionalliga), played also at TV Bad Bergzabern (2.Regionalliga). In the 2011-2012 season he played for BG Karlsruhe (ProA) and also had a license for TV Bad Bergzabern (2.Regionalliga). In the 2012-2013 season he played for the Dragons Rhoendorf (ProB) playing 20 games 3.0ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.3apg, played also at Rhoendorfer TV II (2.Regionalliga). In the 2013-2014 season he moved to the MLP Academics Heidelberg (ProA) playing 9 games and played mostly at USC Heidelberg (Regionaliga) playing 26 games averaging 12.2ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.7apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 49.6%, 3PT: 41.9%, FT: 75.9%. He played his first season withb BG Karlsruhe (ProB) in 2014-2015 playing 25 games averaging 3.1ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.2apg. Two seasons ago with BG Karlsruhe (ProB) he played 26 games averaging 5.3ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 37.9%, 3PT: 29.7%, FT: 72.5%. He was German 2.Regionalliga (Southwest-North Group) Champion in 2012 and German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group South) Regular Season Champion in 2013 and 2016.

Source: KIT SC GEQUOS





The Crailsheim Merlins Bring In France Pro B Veteran Sherman The Skywalker Gay - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro A team Crailsheim Merlins have found some added depth for the front court with experience in Sherman Gay (201-F/C-82, college: Loyola Mary) who is known as the skywalker. for his athletcism around the rim. He has 13 professional seasons under his belt and has played in the minor leagues in the States and in countries like Finland, Venezuela and France. He played 10 full seasons in France including two seasons in the Pro A and eight seasons in the Pro B having played a total of 341 games in that country. Last season Sherman Gay played with KTP Basket Kotka (Finland-Korisliiga, starting five) playing 36 games: Score-2 (19.2ppg), 6.9rpg, 1.4spg, Blocks-1 (1.9bpg), FGP: 59.9%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 64.0%, then moved to Bucaneros de La Guaira (Venezuela-LPB): 14 games: 12.9ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.1spg, FGP: 60.3%, 3PT: 16.7%, FT: 73.8%. In Finland he scored in double figures in 34 of 36 games and scored 20 points or more 16 times. He had a 41 point explosion last season against BC Nokia where he shot 17/22 from the field and hauled down nine rebounds. He also hit Kouvot for 27 points, the Helsinki Sea Gulls for 26 points and Korihait for 25 points.

Gay was born in Carson, California and comes from a sporty family as his dad played tennis at UCLA. Gay has the size of a 3 forward and the skills of a 4.He played college ball at Loyola Marymount (NCAA) from 2000-2004 and a s a senior played 29 games averaging 16.1ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.1apg. He remained in the states as a rookie testing the NBDL league playing with the Roanoke Dazzle (NBDL) playing 48 games averaging 7.7ppg, 3.2rpg, FGP: 49.5%. He moved to France in 2005 and played 10 straight seasons there for teams like JL Bourg Basket, STB Le Havre, Etendard de Brest, Fos Ouest Provence Basket, Saint-Quentin Basket-Ball, and Jean D'Arc Vichy Clermont Metropole. In his 10 years in France, he belonged to the top players in the Pro B as he averaged double figures in scoring each season from 2005-2015. He belonged to the top two shot blockers in the Pro B for five seasons.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been All-WCC Team -04, All-WCC Defensive Player of the Year -04, NBDL Semifinals -05
French La Semaine des AS Cup Finalist -06, Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Honorable Mention -08, 12, 13, 14, Eurobasket.com All-French ProB 2nd Team -10, French ProB Semifinals -11, 12, Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Defensive Player of the Year -11, Eurobasket.com All-French ProB 1st Team -11
Eurobasket.com French ProB All-Imports Team -11, Finnish Korisliiga -17 (Player of the Week Rd.4), and Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga 2nd Team -17.

Source:swp.de



Mateusz Ponitka (Polish National team) My Goal For The Next Years Is To Be Ready To Be An Important Player In A Euroleague Team - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Mateusz Ponitka is a 23 year old 196cm guard that will be playing his first season with Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (Spain-Liga Endesa) and currently is playing with the polish national team. Last season he played with Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir (Turkey-BSL) playing 27 games averaging 13.7ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.3apg, Steals-4 (1.7spg), FGP: 60.3%, 3PT: 29.7%, FT: 70.8%; BCL: 19 games: 10.8ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.7apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 50.5%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 70.7%. He started his basketball career in 2008 with Kasprowiczanka Ostrow Wlk. He then played three seasons with Tempcold AZS Politechnika Warszawa (1Liga). In the 2012-2013 season he made the jump to Asseco Prokom Gdynia (PLK): 34 games: 8.7ppg, 4.2rpg, FGP: 49.6%, 3PT: 27.2%, FT: 70.7%; Euroleague: 10 games: 8.8ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 61.0%, 3PT: 32.3%, FT: 38.1%. He then played two seasons with Telenet BC Oostende (Belgium-Scooore League). Last season he played for Stelmet Zielona Gora (TBL): 41 games: 10.5ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.7apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 61.8%, 3PT: 38.3%, FT: 76.1%; Euroleague: 10 games: 12.0ppg, Reb-3 (7.9rpg), 2.2apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 57.7%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 67.6%; Eurocup: 10 games: 13.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.1apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 58.8%, 3PT: 47.6%, FT: 69.4%. Last simmer he took part at the NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas (Denver Nuggets): 4 games: 2.5ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.3spg. The Polish player spoke to eurobasket before the Super Cup weekend in Hamburg


Thanks Mateusz for talking to eurobasket again. Where are you at the moment and how has your summer been?

Right now I am at the airport as we are heading to Hamburg with national team to play tournament against Germany Serbia and Russia. My summer was pretty long because we finished season early in Turkey and I had a lot of time for rest and practice. So the first 10 days was holidays and then 1,5 month individual work.

You have been preparing for Euro 2017 with the Polish team the last weeks. The club beat the Czech Republic twice, split with Latvia and lost to Lithuania. How content have you been with the preparation of the club so far?

We are working hard since the 15th of July. Training camp and now friendly games so basically my season already started. We are practicing really hard the last few weeks and in those friendly games our performances are different. We are in a good spot and we are looking forward to finish preparation to start the real battles in Eurobasket.

When looking at the current roster that still will be trimmed down to 12 for the Euro 2017, one doesn't see much change except that there is no Marcin Gortat and no Maciej Lampe. How will the 2017 Euro roster be different and better than last summer's?

Maciej Lampe is with us and he will play in tournament in Hamburg. We are trying to quickly put him in our system. He is very talented and experienced player so his help is priceless. Marcin finished career in national team so we can't count on him anymore. Last summer we won our qualification group because we built collectiveness. This year we will try to do the same thing.

There will be many players left from Euro 2016. You will have vetearans Damian Kulig and Aaaron Cel on board. How much stronger will Poland be this summer?

Every player witht such an experience like Damian and Aaron is for us big help. So basically we are happy that we can count on them. Both can really improve our game and make a big impact on the score.

Poland will have their real first test this weekend in Hamburg at the Super Cup. How excited are you to be heading back to Hamburg where you played at the U-17 world championships in 2010?

I have been there many times and its always going be great place for me. Memories are coming back very quickly. For me personally that was a great tournament and to be honest my career started form there. It all started from the silver medal in Hamburg and now we are here. So it will be a hard tournament for us playing against the best teams in Europe but also great test. We are looking forward to competiting with all three teams and to check at which point we are now.

What memories do you have of the U-17 World Championships in Hamburg. You were the second top scorer of the tournament averaging 19,0ppg. What players do you remember form that tournament that now belong to the best in the world?

I remember everything like it was yesterday. All games we played and of course the final against USA. I remember all them big players who are now playing in NBA or in Euroleague. Too many to count them but that was a great tournament with a lot of talented players.

You face Germany on Saturday whom you lost to the last two seasons. NBA players Dennis Schroeder and Daniel Thesis will join the team for the Super Cup. How confident are you that Poland will be able to win this game considering Poland has had the core of it's team together longer?

I think the German team is always well prepared and well organized. I know Dennis and Daniel and I know how big of an impact they can have on the team. So I think Germany will be very strong especially playing at home. We are ready to play against everybody and hungry to compete with the best teams.

How have you followed the development of German basketball in the last year. Dennis Schroeder continues to get better, Paul Zipser made it to the Chicago Bulls, Daniel Thesis was signed by the Boston Celtics and Isaiah Hartenstein was drafted by the Houston Rockets. Germany was also fifth at the U-19 World Championships. Is it just a momentary run or do you see German basketball continuing to develop better?

Germany have a great basketball system and they take care of their youth players. Taking care of the development of young players is very important and this has to bring some progress. As you see - more and more players from Germany are going to the NBA and young players are always high in standings of youth competition. With that good system German basketball is developing.

Poland is in a tough Group A with France, Greece, Slovenia, Finland and Iceland. This will be a real battle for the fourth and final spot. What will be vital for Poalnd to do on the court to help them advance?

We have to play as a team and compete against every team on 100% of our abilities. Its a hard group but we are not without chances to advance. We will do our best to make some surprises and win games we have to win.

How vital will the consistency and good play of AJ Slaughter be for the success of Poland? How is your relationship to him. Do you ever give him advice or do you see him having a big Euro 2017?

AJ adapted really well to our team and our system. He is very important player for us and we count on his good performances at Eurobasket. I think you don't need to give him any advice as he is anexperienced player, he played in many good clubs around Europe and he excatly knows what to do to play good.

Poland has a lot of veteran players on the team this summer, but not as many young players. What is the state of Polish basketball concerning it's youth. What young players on the team do you see making the next step in the next years?

Ok I see you don't consider me as a young player anymore. I think experience is very important on a tournament like Eurobasket. We have some young players who will be very helpful in the next few years. Right now is 4 players from the 93 generation in the team and we are looking forward for some youngsters to come and join us when they will be ready.

What has been your impression of young guard Andy Maturczak that played in the NCAA and last season as a rookie in Greece and this season will play in Germany with Chemnitz. He probably won't make the 2017 Euro 2017 roster, but how bright is his future and what do you like most about his game?

I think he is a very smart player. He got feeling for basketball especially as a point guard. Also he is very cool and focused on basketball. I think he can really help us at some point and he will play good in the German league. Every year he will be better and I wish him all the best for his career.

In our last interview you stated that Tomasz Gielo has the potential to make the next step. Last summer Aaron Cel wasn't on the team, but is back this summer. Do you see the hard head to head competition making Gielo even stronger these weeks leading up to the Euro 2017?

For sure its great chance for him to improve. He is around good, experienced players and no matter how long he will play this situation is perfect for him to develop.

Last summer you said this about Polish national team coach Mike Taylor '. He is a big time professional and his attitude and approach is awesome. He gives me this positive motivation to work every day. Great coach and great person'. After another year of seeing more basketball and having more experiences, how has coach developed further in the last year that you have seen the last weeks?

I know him for last 4 years and I know how hard he is working to prepare us to the Eurobasket. He is everything I said last year plus one more year of experience. I really like playing for him and probably not only me. He refreshed our national team, brought positive energy and taught us how to become the best versions of ourselves.

Let's talk about your game in the Polish national team. Last summer I asked you what your role would be and you stated 'I am trying to be as versatile as its possible because then I can fit to every basketball system. Mike knows me very well and he knows that whatever he will need me to do he will get it. I am working very hard to be an all around player and national team is a great place for me to develop those skills'. You averaged 15,3ppg at Euro 2016. How will head coach Mike Taylor want to use you this summer best so Poland has the most success?

Similar to last year. I will try to do everything its need to be done to win the games. Simple as that.

A quote that I have kept in my head in the last year was this. 'You can be able to know how to score 30 points in the game but it is not the same if you don't know how to win the game'. You definitely know how to win having won titles in Belgium and in Poland. Do you feel like you can transform your winning genes to your teammates this summer?

I think we have good potential and many players who won something during their careers so probably it's not going be needed that much. I won 2 championships in Belgium and 2 in Poland but you can't compere it to playing at Eurobasket its different competition and its much harder to win something out there.

Last season you had a very solid season with Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir (Turkey-BS) playing: 27 games averaging 13.7ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.3apg, Steals-4 (1.7spg), FGP: 60.3%, 3PT: 29.7%, FT: 70.8%; In the BCL you played 19 games averaging 10.8ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.7apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 50.5%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 70.7%. You were a Turkish allstar, reached the Champions League quarterfinals and Turkish cup semi final. You weren't the go to guy like the year before, but a guy among many that had a significant role. How did your game prosper most last season that will help you make the next step this season with Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (Spain-Liga)?

I learned a lot last season. As you pointed out my role was different and I tried to help my team in different ways. Like I said last year I am trying to adapt to every system you put me into so also in the Karisyaka system I found my role and tried to be the best at this particular role. I hope every next season will prepare me better for playing a solid role in the best teams in Europe. This is my goal for next years - to get ready for being an important player in a Euroleague team rotation. And Iberostar Tenerife is a great environment for me to do it.

What kind of a feeling is it for you going to Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (Spain-Liga) who won the 2017 Basketball Champions League? Here it will be similar to last season in Turkey where there will be many talented players that can score. What part of your game do you feel will translate best to the style of the Endesa league?

I have never played in Spanish league before but it was always my dream. So now I am ready for every next challenge. I am really looking forward to start competing at this level. I know we have many good players in the team but I also have my experiences and I will try to use them as well. I hope this will be a great season for all the team not only me and that we can do something special.

You continue to develop as a player and after playing in Poland, Belgium and Turkey, you have reached the biggest league in Europe Endesa in Spain at age 23. Do you feel any pressure possibly in a few years having to be the guy that will take the torch from guys like Marcin Gortat and Maciej Lampe and be the guy keeping Polish basketball move forward?

I don't feel any pressure. Pressure comes when you are not ready for the challenge. And I will be working hard every day to be ready and accept all those challenges life will put in front of me. Success with the Polish national team is very important to me and I take it personally. I want to do something special with this group of people. That's why we are working so hard every day.

You recently played against New York Knick Kristaps Porzingis. He has had a very good NBA career so far. Do you see him becoming the next best European in the NBA after a Dirk Nowitzki and Pau Gasol or is a guy like Nikola Jokic on a better way?

Definitely Kristaps is franchise player. He showed many times his talent and ability to play on the highest level for many years. I believe he can achieve a lot in his career when he will be healthy and that's my wish for him.


What was the last movie that you saw?

I rarely watch movies I prefer reading books.

Thanks Mateusz for the chat.



Williams re-signs at Goettingen - by Eurobasket News

BG Goettingen (BBL) confirmed in their roster 26-year old Dutch international point guard Leon Williams (189-81kg-91, agency: Court Side). He played there last season. In 30 BBL games he recorded 5.5ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.5apg.
The previous (15-16) season Williams played at New Heroes Basketball Den Bosch in Dutch Eredivisie where in 35 games he averaged 10.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.7apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Dutch Eredivisie All-Star Game. Williams also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 7.5ppg, 2.3rpg and 4.5apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Williams was voted Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie U23 Player of the Year back in 2014.
He has been also a member of Dutch international program for some years. Williams has regularly played for Dutch senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team in 2011.
He represented Holland at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 1.2ppg, 1.2rpg, 2.4apg.
Williams has played previously for four other Dutch teams: Groningen, Zwolle, Rotterdam and Bergen op Zoom.
The scouts decsribe him following way: The best young talented PG from the Netherlands. Good Defender. Leader on the Court. Creative for his Teammates and can also go aggressive to the Basket to draw a Foul. Good shooter. Must sometimes look little bit more for his own 3pt shot, which he has.

BG Goettingen roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Brion Rush
Nicolai Simon
Michael Stockton
Leon Williams
Dominic Lockhart
Lennart Stechmann
Joanic Gruettner_Bacoul
Lennard Larysz

Forwards:
Stephan Haukohl
Dennis Kramer
Darius Carter
Wesley Saunders
Paul Watson

Center:
Evan Smotrycz

Coach: Johannes Roijakkers

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Women's Division fails to sparkle as Men's Division II gets underway - by Yaw Mintah

The latest round of games in the Accra Basketball League Women's Division failed to live up to expectations as Braves of Customs claimed an easy 62-33 win over Fire Service. However, the second game of the round failed to even take place as University of Ghana did not turn up for the fixture against Tudu Galaxy.

Division leaders Braves had an easy job to accomplish which the team did by brushing Fire Service aside in a game that many expected to be closely contested. However, the absence of Fire Guard Carlyn Adjei meant Juliana Cudjoe represented the team's sole offensive threat.

Customs led 53-21 at the end of the third quarter and wrapped matters in the final quarter to increase its lead over second placed Ghana Navy to five points. Over in the Men's Division, the 2017 Division II season tipped off with a game between DC Dynamics Aspirants and Novas Academy which ended in a 58-54 win for Novas.

Reformers of Prisons played against Panthers in the next game and succeeded in beating the latter 60-53 in a game involving two former Division teams.Action continues on Friday August 19 at the same venue with Junior Reformers playing Akatsi Rifles and Junior Rangers playing Spartans.



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Davis Rozitis (ex Barons Riga) joins Doxa Lefkadas - by Chris Mammides

AE Doxa Lefkadas (A2) agreed terms with 27-year old Latvian center Davis Rozitis (215-109kg-90, college: Hawaii). He played last season at Barons Riga in Latvian LBL league. In 25 games he had 10.0ppg, 7.8rpg, 1.5apg, 1.0spg and 1.2bpg. Rozitis helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League Honorable Mention. Rozitis also played 5 games in Baltic League where he recorded 10.8ppg, 10.6rpg (#2 in the league), 2.6apg and 2.4bpg. The other team Rozitis played that season for was Liepaja/Triobet (also in LBL). In 17 games he averaged 11.2ppg, 8.4rpg, 1.9apg, 1.0spg and 1.1bpg. It was another spectacular season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League Honorable Mention. Rozitis also played 11 games in Baltic League where he got 11.5ppg, 6.9rpg and 2.1apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Rozitis represented Latvia at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 3.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.0bpg.
Rozitis has played also professionally for other Latvian teams like Valmiera and Darznieks/Cesis.
He is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league on the market.
Rozitis attended University of Hawaii until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

AE Doxa Lefkadas roster for 2017-2018:

Nikos Liakopoulos
Michalis Pelekanos
Nikos Angelopoulos
Davis Rozitis
Savvas Tsougarakis
Alexandros Raptis
Dimitris Kalampakas
Vaggelis Tzolos
Evangelos Bebis
Christoforos Kelesidis
Andreas Petropoulos
Konstantinos Kampouridis
Dimitris Geromichalos
Thodoros Ioakimidis
Theofilos Rondogiannis

Coach: Lefteris Hatzikiriakidis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Brent Petway (ex Pinar Karsiyaka) joins Aris - by Eurobasket News

Aris Thessaloniki (A1) added to their roster 32-year old American power forward Brent Petway (205-85, college: Michigan). He played last season at Pinar Karsiyaka in Turkish BSL league. In 29 games he had 3.9ppg and 2.8rpg. Petway helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. He also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 4.1ppg and 2.8rpg. Petway contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Banco di Srd in Italian Serie A. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Petway had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 27 Serie A games he averaged 3.9ppg and 3.2rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the Supercup semifinals. Petway also played 7 games in Euroleague where he got 4.4ppg and 3.4rpg. He also played 6 games in Eurocup where he got 4.0ppg and 3.0rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Petway was voted USBasket.com All-SEBL Metro A-League South Division Co-Defensive Player of the Year and USBasket.com All-SEBL Metro A-League South Division 1st Team back in 2012.
He is quite experienced player. Petway has played also professionally in France (JA Vichy), NBA (Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies), Greece (Olympiacos, Ilysiakos and Cretan Kings), Entertainment team (Harlem Globetrotters) and NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars).
He attended University of Michigan until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.
On Petway: A forward with an impressive 42-inch vertical leap, who flies around the rim. His dunking prowess earned him a number of highlight moments on ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 plays throughout his career, and he was named the Big Ten's Best Dunker in a Sports Illustrated player survey his junior season.

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
Brent Petway
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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Raftopoulos is back at Scorchers - by Eurobasket News

Surrey Scorchers (BBL) signed 25-year old Greek point guard Caylin Raftopoulos (173-92). It is actually his comeback to Scorchers as he has played here before. Raftopoulos will still stay in United Kingdom where he played last season at Solent Kestrels Southampton in the NBL D1. In 12 games he had 6.9ppg, 1.6rpg and 3.0apg. Raftopoulos helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he was tested by Worcester Wolves.
Raftopoulos won British BBL championship title in 2014.

Surrey Scorchers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alex Owumi
Caylin Raftopoulos

Forwards:
Tayo Ogedengbe
Elias Desport

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Kenny Hall (ex CEZ Nymburk) joins G.Larissa-Faros - by Eurobasket News

G.Larissa-Faros BC (A1) added to their roster 27-year old American power forward Kenny Hall (206-104kg-90, college: Tennessee). He played last season at CEZ Nymburk in NBL league in Czech Republic. In 17 games he had 7.6ppg and 4.8rpg. Hall also played that season for ASA Koroivos Amaliadas where in 18 A1 games he recorded 13.4ppg and 6.7rpg.
Three years ago (a year after he left the college) Hall was drafted by Delaware 87ers (D-League) in fourth round (55th overall).
The former University of Tennessee standoutis in his fifth season in pro basketball. He won Czech Republic League championship title.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Hall was voted Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League Honorable Mention back in 2014.
He has played previously professionally in Slovakia (MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno) and NBA G League (Santa Cruz Warriors).

G.Larissa-Faros BC roster for 2017-2018:

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

Coach: Thanasis Skourtopoulos

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Targu Mures land Demarius Bolds, ex Lavrio - by Eurobasket News

BC Mures Targu-Mures (Liga Nationala) tabbed 33-year old American guard Demarius Bolds (193-88kg-84, college: Missouri Western). He played most recently at GS Lavrio in Greek A1 league. In 26 games he averaged 11.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.9apg and 1.0spg last season. He can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Bolds played at Final Genclik in Turkish TBL where in 10 games he had very impressive stats: 18.6ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg.
Bolds is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in eight different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Bolds has played previously professionally in Iraq (Nift Al-Janoub), Lebanon, Lithuania (Lietkabelis), Qatar (Al Rayyan), United Kingdom (London Lions), Czech Republic (BK Kolin) and Kosovo (Bashkimi).
He attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on he way to pro basketball.
Bolds attended Missouri Western State College until 2006 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A very athletic combo guard who does everything.
He is a great slasher to the basket and finishes above the rim with either hand.
Defensively he is a star who plays with a lot of intensity.
He is a big time talent and a great all around player who can do it all
.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Angelos Tsamis is a newcomer at Holargos - by Chris Mammides

Holargos B.C. (A2) strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 36-year old shooting guard Angelos Tsamis (192-81) from Doukas.
The most of last season Tsamis spent at Promitheas (A1) where in 14 games he recorded 3.5ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.4apg. He also spent pre-season at Apollon Patras (A1) earlier that year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Tsamis played in the final of Greek A2 Play-Off in 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 2nd Team in 2016.
Tsamis has played previously professionally also in France (Limoges CSP Elite) and Greece (Panionios, AEK Athens, Kolossos H Hotels and Olimpiada).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Holargos.

Holargos B.C. roster for 2017-2018:

Akis Kallinikidis
Apostolos Koutroulias
Nikolaos Papanikolaou
Triantafillos Tzakopoulos
Nikos Kokkalis
Angelos Tsamis
Spyridon Motsenigos
Theodoros Tsiloulis
Konstantinos Papantonakos
Ilias Darmis
Kostas Mavros

Coach: Stergios Koufos

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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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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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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R.J. Barrett: Five schools left - by Moritz Korff

Rowan Barrett Jr. (6'7''-SF-00) has announced his short list of five schools. "I want to thank all the schools that have recruited me. These are my top 5 in alphabetical order. Haven't figured out any visits yet", the 17-year-old Canadian stated in a Twitter message, displaying the logos of Arizona, Duke, Michigan, Oregon and Kentucky. Barrett, who guided Canada's national team to gold at the Under-19 World Cup earlier this summer, is currently the number one prospect in the class of 2018 (by scout.com).


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Williams re-signs at Goettingen - by Eurobasket News

BG Goettingen (BBL) confirmed in their roster 26-year old Dutch international point guard Leon Williams (189-81kg-91, agency: Court Side). He played there last season. In 30 BBL games he recorded 5.5ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.5apg.
The previous (15-16) season Williams played at New Heroes Basketball Den Bosch in Dutch Eredivisie where in 35 games he averaged 10.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.7apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to win the Supercup and make to league semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Dutch Eredivisie All-Star Game. Williams also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 7.5ppg, 2.3rpg and 4.5apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Williams was voted Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie U23 Player of the Year back in 2014.
He has been also a member of Dutch international program for some years. Williams has regularly played for Dutch senior team since 2012 and previously for U20 National Team in 2011.
He represented Holland at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 1.2ppg, 1.2rpg, 2.4apg.
Williams has played previously for four other Dutch teams: Groningen, Zwolle, Rotterdam and Bergen op Zoom.
The scouts decsribe him following way: The best young talented PG from the Netherlands. Good Defender. Leader on the Court. Creative for his Teammates and can also go aggressive to the Basket to draw a Foul. Good shooter. Must sometimes look little bit more for his own 3pt shot, which he has.

BG Goettingen roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Brion Rush
Nicolai Simon
Michael Stockton
Leon Williams
Dominic Lockhart
Lennart Stechmann
Joanic Gruettner_Bacoul
Lennard Larysz

Forwards:
Stephan Haukohl
Dennis Kramer
Darius Carter
Wesley Saunders
Paul Watson

Center:
Evan Smotrycz

Coach: Johannes Roijakkers

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nicolas de Jong (ex Chalons-Reims) joins Baskonia - by Eurobasket News

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa) landed 29-year old Dutch international center Nicolas de Jong (210-88) on a  training camp contract. He played most recently at Chalons-Reims in French ProA. In 31 games he averaged 13.5ppg and 3.8rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season de Jong played at Cholet Basket (also in ProA) where in 21 games he had 11.1ppg and 3.2rpg.
His team made it to the French Cup Final Four in 2011.
de Jong also represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 9.7ppg, 3.0rpg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 68.4%.
de Jong has played also professionally for other French teams like Olympique Antibes, Strasbourg IG, JA Vichy and Tours Joue.

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:
Nicolas de_Jong
Johannes Voigtmann
Ilimane Diop

Coach: Pablo Prigioni

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nicolas de Jong (ex Chalons-Reims) joins Baskonia for pre-season - by Eurobasket News

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa) landed 29-year old Dutch international center Nicolas de Jong (210-88) on a training camp contract. He played most recently at Chalons-Reims in French ProA. In 31 games he averaged 13.5ppg and 3.8rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season de Jong played at Cholet Basket (also in ProA) where in 21 games he had 11.1ppg and 3.2rpg.
His team made it to the French Cup Final Four in 2011.
de Jong also represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 9.7ppg, 3.0rpg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 68.4%.
de Jong has played also professionally for other French teams like Olympique Antibes, Strasbourg IG, JA Vichy and Tours Joue.

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:
Nicolas de_Jong
Johannes Voigtmann
Ilimane Diop

Coach: Pablo Prigioni

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HUNGARY  


Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria lands A.J. Pacher, ex Vasas - by Eurobasket News

Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria (Serie A2) tabbed 25-year old American forward A.J. Pacher (208-111kg-92, college: Wright State, agency: Octagon Europe). He played most recently at Vasas in Hungarian A Division. In 33 games he averaged impressive 17.4ppg, 8.1rpg (#4 in the league) and 1.2apg last season. He can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season Pacher played at Legnano (Serie A) where in 25 games he had very remarkable stats: 17.4ppg and 8.1rpg.
Among other achievements Pacher played in the final of Horizon League Tournament for two years in a row (2013 and 2014).
He has played also professionally in Switzerland (Starwings).
Pacher attended Wright State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marco Passera
Chris Roberts

Forwards:
Agustin Fabi
A.J. Pacher
Lorenzo Benvenuti

Coach: Marco Calvani

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @GuidoGuida)

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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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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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  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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  ISRAEL  


Astana tabs Justin Carter, ex Maccabi K/G - by Eurobasket News

BK Astana (National League) inked 30-year old American swingman Justin Carter (193-87, college: Creighton, agency: Pensack Sports). He played most recently at Maccabi Kiryat Gat in Israeli Winner League. In 29 games he recorded 14.6ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.2apg and 1.8spg (in top 4) last season.
Among other achievements Carter played in the final of Venezuelan LPB in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
Carter is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Carter has played previously professionally in China (Guandong Tigers), Russia (Khimki), Slovakia (Vahostav-Zilina), Turkey (Pinar Karsiyaka, Galatasaray, Tire Gucu, Vestel and Usak Sportlif) and Venezuela (Bucaneros).
He attended Creighton University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

BK Astana roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rustam Yargaliyev
Hordur Vilhjalmsson
Anatoly Kolesnikov
Justin Carter
Anthony Clemmons

Forwards:
Larry Gordon
Ike_Joseph Udanoh
Denis Degtyarev

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Hapoel Migdal Haemek adds Johns to their roster, ex Rogaska - by Netanel Dahan

Hapoel Migdal Haemek (National League) added to their roster 23-year old American forward Taylor Johns (201-100kg-94, college: Cal-Riverside, agency: 3Eye). He played last season at Rogaska in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 39 games he recorded 12.3ppg, 8.3rpg (#2 in the league), 1.9apg and 1.2spg. Johns helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Slovenian League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
He graduated from University of California, Riverside in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.



Maccabi Kiryat Gat signs Robert Rothbart - by Nir Luna

Maccabi Kiryat Gat (National League) signed 31-year old Israeli international center Robert Rothbart (217-86, agency: Octagon Europe). He is a dual citizen owning also Bosnia and Herzegovina passport. Rothbart played last season at Hapoel Eilat (Winner League). In 38 games he had 6.1ppg and 3.7rpg. National League will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Rothbart helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Hapoel Tel Aviv (also in Winner League) where in 38 games he recorded 10.0ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.1apg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention.
Rothbart's team won Slovenian Cup in 2012.
He has been also a member of Israeli international program for some years. Rothbart has regularly played for Israeli senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2006.
He represented Israel at the European Championships two years ago.
Rothbart is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in France, Italy, Poland (GTK Asseco II Gdynia), Turkey (Denizli Basket), Israel (Galil Gilboa, GreenTops Netanya, Ironi Nahariya and Maccabi Haifa), Slovenia (Un.Olimpija) and Bosnia (Borac Banja Luka and Igokea).
Rothbart could be described: A big man with great technique and superb post game. Great FT shooter and passer as well. Experienced from top European leagues and Euroleague. Dominated Turkey 2nd division until the team stopped paying and terminated his contract, went to Igokea for the play-offs. Has USA and European passport.

Maccabi Kiryat Gat roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Idan Paz

Forwards:
Carmel Bouchman
Alon Sapir
Or Cornelius

Center:
Robert Rothbart

Coach: Roy Hagai

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ITALY  


Valmontone welcomes back Rischia - by Eurobasket News

Air Fire Valmontone (Serie B) landed 27-year old point guard Simone Rischia (185-90). It is actually his comeback to Valmontone as he has played here before. Rischia has played for the last three years at Palestrina in the Serie B. In 40 games he averaged 10.1ppg, 1.8rpg and 4.0apg last season.
Rischia's team was regular season runner-up in Italian Serie B Group C in 2016.
He has played previously for Cecina.
Let's have closer look into Rischia's outlook: A talented PG, with court vision, leadership and points in his hands. Can defend well on the perimeter, even on higher opponents. Good upside, despite size.

Air Fire Valmontone roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dario Scodavolpe
Simone Rischia

Forward:
Giotto Mathlouti

Centers:
Luca Bisconti
Innocenzo Ferraro

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Mike Myers (ex Mens Sana 1871) agreed terms with Oostende - by Eurobasket News

Telenet BC Oostende (Euromillions League) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American forward Mike Myers (206-111kg-92, college: Md-E Shore). He played most recently at Mens Sana 1871 Siena in Italian Serie A2. In 28 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.0ppg, 8.9rpg, 1.3apg and 1.4spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Myers played at JSA Bordeaux in French NM1 where in 26 games he was fifth best scorer with remarkable 16.8ppg and had 8.7rpg (#4 in the league), 1.3apg and 1.1spg. He also played that season for AVIS UTILITAS Rapla in Estonian Alexela KML. In two games he averaged high stats: 17.0ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.5spg and 2.0bpg. Myers also played 2 games in Baltic League where he got 10.0ppg, 8.0rpg and 1.0spg. The other team he played shortly was Helsinki Seagulls in Finnish Korisliiga. In two games he got 4.5ppg and 3.0rpg.
Myers received NABC All-District 15 1st Team award in 2015 at his college time.
Myers graduated from Univ. of Maryland Eastern Shore in 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

Telenet BC Oostende roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dusan Djordjevic
Elias Lasisi

Forwards:
Marko Jagodic_Kuridza
Jean-Marc Mwema
Jean Salumu
Javon McCrea
Chase Fieler
Vincent Kesteloot
Luka Kotrulja
Tim Lambrecht
Mike Myers

Center:
Tonye Jekiri

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Dalibor Vidakovic agreed terms with Recanati - by Eurobasket News

Ambalt Recanati (Serie B) inked 19-year old naturalized Serbian small forward Dalibor Vidakovic (201-98). He played most recently at Idrosanitaria Bonomi Lumezzane in the Serie C Gold.
The previous (15-16) season Vidakovic was tested by Pallacanestro Alto Sebino Volpino (Serie A2).
He has played previously professionally in Serbia (Priboj).

Ambalt Recanati roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vincenzo Di_Viccaro
Andrea Gurini
Daniele Merletto

Forwards:
Giorgio Broglia
Dalibor Vidakovic
Davide Raponi

Center:
Yande Fall

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria lands A.J. Pacher, ex Vasas - by Eurobasket News

Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria (Serie A2) tabbed 25-year old American forward A.J. Pacher (208-111kg-92, college: Wright State, agency: Octagon Europe). He played most recently at Vasas in Hungarian A Division. In 33 games he averaged impressive 17.4ppg, 8.1rpg (#4 in the league) and 1.2apg last season. He can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
The previous (15-16) season Pacher played at Legnano (Serie A) where in 25 games he had very remarkable stats: 17.4ppg and 8.1rpg.
Among other achievements Pacher played in the final of Horizon League Tournament for two years in a row (2013 and 2014).
He has played also professionally in Switzerland (Starwings).
Pacher attended Wright State until 2014 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Marco Passera
Chris Roberts

Forwards:
Agustin Fabi
A.J. Pacher
Lorenzo Benvenuti

Coach: Marco Calvani

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @GuidoGuida)

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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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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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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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  IVORY COAST  


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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  JAMAICA  


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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Samardo Samuels (ex Enel Brindisi) signs at Real Betis - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Betis Energia Plus Sevilla (LEB Gold) landed 28-year old Jamaican ex-international power forward Samardo Samuels (206-122kg-89, college: Louisville). He played most recently at Enel Brindisi in Italian Serie A. In 7 games he averaged 7.9ppg and 4.6rpg last season. Samuels also played that season for Jiangsu Dragons in Chinese CBA where in 22 games he had very impressive stats: 20.2ppg, 7.5rpg and 1.4apg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Samuels won Italian SerieA championship title in 2014.
He also represented Jamaica at the Centrobasket in San Juan (Puerto Rico) five years ago. Samuels' team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: Score-4 (17.0ppg), 7.3rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 54.8%, FT: 79.1%.
Samuels is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Samuels has played previously professionally in Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers), Spain (FC Barcelona) and NBA G League (Erie Bay Hawks, Reno Bighorns and Canton Charge).
He attended University of Louisville until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

Betis Energia Plus Sevilla roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Donnie McGrath
Mikel Uriz
Josep Franch

Forwards:
Samardo Samuels
Jordan Swing
Saul Blanco
Alfonso Sanchez

Center:
Ivan Cruz_Uceda

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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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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Astana tabs Justin Carter, ex Maccabi K/G - by Eurobasket News

BK Astana (National League) inked 30-year old American swingman Justin Carter (193-87, college: Creighton, agency: Pensack Sports). He played most recently at Maccabi Kiryat Gat in Israeli Winner League. In 29 games he recorded 14.6ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.2apg and 1.8spg (in top 4) last season.
Among other achievements Carter played in the final of Venezuelan LPB in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
Carter is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Carter has played previously professionally in China (Guandong Tigers), Russia (Khimki), Slovakia (Vahostav-Zilina), Turkey (Pinar Karsiyaka, Galatasaray, Tire Gucu, Vestel and Usak Sportlif) and Venezuela (Bucaneros).
He attended Creighton University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

BK Astana roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rustam Yargaliyev
Hordur Vilhjalmsson
Anatoly Kolesnikov
Justin Carter
Anthony Clemmons

Forwards:
Larry Gordon
Ike_Joseph Udanoh
Denis Degtyarev

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Davis Rozitis (ex Barons Riga) joins Doxa Lefkadas - by Chris Mammides

AE Doxa Lefkadas (A2) agreed terms with 27-year old Latvian center Davis Rozitis (215-109kg-90, college: Hawaii). He played last season at Barons Riga in Latvian LBL league. In 25 games he had 10.0ppg, 7.8rpg, 1.5apg, 1.0spg and 1.2bpg. Rozitis helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League Honorable Mention. Rozitis also played 5 games in Baltic League where he recorded 10.8ppg, 10.6rpg (#2 in the league), 2.6apg and 2.4bpg. The other team Rozitis played that season for was Liepaja/Triobet (also in LBL). In 17 games he averaged 11.2ppg, 8.4rpg, 1.9apg, 1.0spg and 1.1bpg. It was another spectacular season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League Honorable Mention. Rozitis also played 11 games in Baltic League where he got 11.5ppg, 6.9rpg and 2.1apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
Rozitis represented Latvia at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 3.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.0bpg.
Rozitis has played also professionally for other Latvian teams like Valmiera and Darznieks/Cesis.
He is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league on the market.
Rozitis attended University of Hawaii until 2014 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

AE Doxa Lefkadas roster for 2017-2018:

Nikos Liakopoulos
Michalis Pelekanos
Nikos Angelopoulos
Davis Rozitis
Savvas Tsougarakis
Alexandros Raptis
Dimitris Kalampakas
Vaggelis Tzolos
Evangelos Bebis
Christoforos Kelesidis
Andreas Petropoulos
Konstantinos Kampouridis
Dimitris Geromichalos
Thodoros Ioakimidis
Theofilos Rondogiannis

Coach: Lefteris Hatzikiriakidis

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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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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Ourense adds Uzas to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Ourense Termal (LEB Gold) added to their roster 29-year old Lithuanian forward Rokas Uzas (202-88). He played last season at Angers BC 49 in French ProA U21. In 32 NM1 games he recorded 14.7ppg, 5.0rpg, 4.1apg and 1.5spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Uzas played at Bashkimi (SuperLeague) in Kosovo where in 11 games he averaged impressive 16.9ppg, 7.4rpg, 3.7apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Kosovo League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. Uzas also played 4 games in Balkan League where he had 14.5ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.0apg and 1.5spg. The other team Uzas played shortly was Aix Maurienne (also in NM1). In 7 games he got 7.0ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Uzas played in the final of Baltic League (Challenge Cup) in 2011. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Bosman Player of the Year back in 2014.
Uzas represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 4 games: 3.0ppg, 3.0rpg.
Uzas has played also professionally in Lithuania (Zalgiris, LSU-Atletas, Dzukija, Sakalai and Petrochema), Switzerland (Starwings and SAV Vacallo) and Greece (Panelefsiniakos).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Martynas Echodas agreed terms with Lietuvos rytas - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (LKL) strengthened their roster with addition of 20-year old power forward Martynas Echodas (204-92kg-97). He played most recently at BC Siauliai (LKL). In 35 games he recorded 10.9ppg and 5.9rpg last season. Great year indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Youth Player of the Year and voted to Honorable Mention. Echodas also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged impressive 16.7ppg, 11.0rpg and 1.3apg.
The previous (15-16) season Echodas played at Zalgiris (NKL). In 45 games he had 9.2ppg and 5.9rpg. He helped them to make it to the final.
Echodas represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) this year. His stats at that event were 7 games: Score-3 (17.1ppg), 8.9rpg, 2.3apg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 54.2%, FT: 79.2%.

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mindaugas Lukauskis
Marc_Antonio Carter
Ben Madgen
Chris Kramer

Forwards:
Rokas Giedraitis
Robert Carter

Centers:
Travis Peterson
Martynas Echodas

Coach: Rimas Kurtinaitis

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Oradea tabs Arturas Valeika, ex Vytautas - by Eurobasket News

CSM CSU Oradea (Liga Nationala) inked 32-year old Lithuanian forward Arturas Valeika (207-100kg-85, college: Weber State). He played most recently at Vytautas in Lithuanian LKL league. Valeika managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 39 LKL games he averaged 10.8ppg, 5.1rpg and 2.0apg. He helped them to win the league title. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Honorable Mention. Valeika also played 10 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 11.4ppg, 5.8rpg and 2.1apg. And finally he contributed to 8 games in Baltic League where he recorded 8.1ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.1apg. Valeika contributed to his team winning the Baltic League championship.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Lietkabelis (also in LKL). In 28 games he got 8.0ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.0apg and 1.2spg. Valeika also played 11 games in Baltic League where he got 9.7ppg, 5.2rpg and 2.5apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
Valeika received All-Big Sky Conference 1st Team award back in 2008 at his college time.
Valeika is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Eisbaeren Bremerhaven), Italy (Kleb Basket Ferrara), Latvia (Valmiera), Spain (Caceres_Basket), Ukraine (Budivelnyk) and Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas and Neptunas).
Valeika attended Weber State until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: Arturas is a very dynamic power forward who can play as a five. He is great in quickly rolling down to the basket in pick'n'roll situations. Due to his athletic ability as well as his shooting range he is very difficult to guard for his opponents. Playing the four he can draw his defender out with his 3 point shooting, but is also able to put it on the floor and take it to the rim. When guarded by three's his height advantage and back to the basket game will create an edge over his defenders also. Arturas is a great leaper which allows him to finish strong around the basket but also gives his team shot blocking pressence in defense. Great rebounder for PF position.

CSM CSU Oradea roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Obadiah Trotter
Martin Zeno
Muhamed Pasalic
Andrei Mandache
Pedja Stamenkovic

Forwards:
Arturas Valeika
Goran Gajovic
Sergiu Pop

Center:
Bogdan Tibirna

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Juventus tab Jonte Flowers, ex BC Timisoara - by Eurobasket News

Juventus-LKSK Utenos (LKL) inked 32-year old American swingman Jonte Flowers (196-89kg-85, college: Winona State). He played most recently at BC Timisoara in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 13 games he averaged 11.2ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Flowers played at Fortituto Kontatto Bologna in Italian Serie A where in 27 games he had 14.2ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.9apg and 2.1spg. He helped them to make it to the final.
Among other achievements Flowers received Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan Player of the Year award back in 2009.
He is a very experienced player. Flowers has played also professionally in Finland (Joensuun_Kataja), France (Hyeres-Toulon and JA Vichy) and Sweden (Solna Vikings).
He attended Winona State until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

Juventus-LKSK Utenos roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Laurynas Samenas
Anthony Ireland

Forwards:
Arvydas Siksnius
Simas Buterlevicius
Jonte Flowers

Center:
Mindaugas Kupsas

Coach: Gediminas Petrauskas

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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Milo Vukcevic signs at Andujar - by Eurobasket News

CB Andujar Jean Paraiso Interi (EBA) landed 21-year old Montenegrin center Milo Vukcevic (200-96). He is a well-known player in as he played most recently at Innova Chef in Spanish EBA league.
Vukcevic has played previously for another team Estudiantes Lugo Leyma Natura.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  NBA  


Dwyane Wade, Bulls Expected To Eventually Agree Upon Buyout - by Eurobasket News

Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette) and the Chicago Bulls are expected to agree upon a buyout at some point in the coming months. Wade exercised his opt-in clause in June for $23.8 million for the 17-18 season. The Bulls are beginning a rebuild after trading away Jimmy Butler and Wade doesn't fit in with their plans. Chicago's backcourt of the future will be Kris Dunn (6'4''-G-94, college: Providence) and Zach LaVine (6'5''-G-95, college: UCLA).
Courtesy of: realgm.com



The Wizards add Sloan to their roster, ex Guangdong ST - by Eurobasket News

Washington Wizards added to their roster 29-year old American guard Donald Sloan (190-93kg-88, college: Texas A&M). He played last season at Guangdong Southern Tigers in Chinese CBA league. In 49 games he had very impressive stats: 23.6ppg, 5.3rpg, 6.5apg (top 5) and 1.5spg. Sloan helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season he played at the Nets where in 61 NBA games he recorded 7.0ppg, 2.8rpg and 4.4apg.
Sloan has never been drafted by the NBA.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won NBA Central Division championship title in 2014. Sloan was also voted NABC Division I All-District 8 1st Team back in 2010 at his college time.
Sloan was also a member of USA international program for some years. He played for USA Senior National Team back in 2011 and previously for U21 National Team in 2004.
Sloan represented USA at the Panamerican Games in Guadalajara (Mexico) six years ago.
He has played also professionally in Philippines (B.Ginebra), other NBA teams (New Orleans Pelicans, Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers) and NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce, Erie Bay Hawks and Reno Bighorns).
Sloan attended Texas A&M University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.
On Sloan: Quick and aggressive scoring-minded guard. Talented scorer who is also very good at running a team. Gets to the free throw line at a high rate. Equally comfortable looking for his own shot as he is creating for others. Capable of knocking down the three-point shot and even better attacking the rim.

Washington Wizards roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Donald Sloan
Jodie Meeks
John Wall

Forwards:
Mike Scott
Otto Porter
Michael Young
Kris Jenkins
Devin Robinson

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Andrew White III is a newcomer at the Celtics - by Eurobasket News

Boston Celtics strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old guard Andrew White III (200-95kg-93). He just graduated from Syracuse (NCAA). In 35 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.6ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.1apg and 1.7spg last season. White III helped them to make it to the NIT Sweet 16. and they also made it to the NIT Sweet 16. Great season indeed as he was voted to NABC All-District 2 2nd Team and All-ACC 3rd Team.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
As mentioned above White III is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
His team won Big 12 Regular Season in 2014.
White III represented USA at the Albert Schweitzer International Tournament in Mannheim (Unofficial World Championships U18) seven years ago.
He has played previously for Dale.

Boston Celtics roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Shane Larkin
Andrew White_III
Kadeem Allen
Jabari Bird

Forwards:
Daniel Theis
Abdel Nader
Ante Zizic
Guerschon Yabusele
Jayson Tatum
Semi Ojeleye

Center:
Aron Baynes

By Eurobasket Data Center

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K.J. McDaniels is a newcomer at the Raptors - by Eurobasket News

Toronto Raptors strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old swingman K.J. McDaniels (198-93, college: Clemson) from Brooklyn Nets. In 20 NBA games he recorded 6.3ppg and 2.6rpg last season. McDaniels also played for the Rockets where in 29 NBA games he averaged just 2.8ppg and 1.0rpg.
Three years ago he was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers in second round (32nd overall). The former Clemson University staris in his fourth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he won D-League Soutwest Division championship title in 2016. McDaniels received also All-ACC Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2014 at his college time.
McDaniels has played previously for Phi.76ers.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Explosive player from a scoring standpoint. Plays with tremendous athleticism and has the ability to make spectacular plays. Possesses a 35.5-inch vertical leap. Comes from a strong basketball pedigree...father, Kevin McDaniels, Sr., played at South Alabama from 1989-91...Kevin was a second-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection in 1991 after leading the Jaguars in scoring at 13.4 points per game...South Alabama advanced to the NCAA Tournament that season after winning the Sun Belt Conference Tournament.

Toronto Raptors roster for 2017-2018:

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

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

Center:
Serge Ibaka

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Anthony Spencer is a newcomer at Highlanders - by Eurobasket News

Cape Breton Highlanders (NBL Canada) strengthened their roster with addition of American swingman Anthony Spencer (198-88kg, college: Johnson CCC). He played most recently at Lake Michigan (PBL) in the U.S. Spencer helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
The previous (2015) summer he played at another team Storm in U.S. semi-pro league PBL where in 11 games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 29.3ppg and had 10.6rpg (#4 in the league), 2.3apg and 1.3spg in 2015 season. Great year indeed as he was voted to USBasket.com All-PBL 1st Team.
Spencer has played also professionally in IBA (Lake County S. and Kankakee S.), ABA (Chi-Town B.) and PBL (Racine S.).
He graduated from Johnson County Community College in 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  NCAA2  


Queens University of Charlotte Head Basketball Coach Bart Lundy Signs Five-Year Contract - by Eurobasket News

Queens University of Charlotte Director of Athletics Cherie Swarthout announced the signing of Queens Head Men's Basketball Coach Bart Lundy to a five-year contract. Lundy is entering his fifth year back with the program after returning in 2013, and his contract is the first of its kind for any coach in the department. 'We have tremendous gratitude for Bart's leadership and commitment to our University and department of athletics,' Swarthout stated. 'He has established the Royals as an elite basketball program in the country. We look forward to continued success both athletically and academically under his direction.' The 2017-18 season will mark Lundy's 16th year as a head coach, and nine of those seasons have been with the Royals. In a unique occurrence in collegiate basketball, Lundy has had two separate stints as the Royals' head coach with the first taking place from 1999-2003. He has accumulated a 200-77 record at Queens, leading the program to four conference regular season titles and five NCAA appearances. In addition, the Royals have made one Sweet Sixteen and two Elite Eight appearances with the 2003 squad reaching the semifinals led by Spencer Ross, who was named the NCAA Division II National Player of the Year a year later. Following the 2002-03 season, Lundy was hired as the head coach at High Point University where he totaled 96 wins, the most by a men's basketball coach in High Points Division I history. He was also named 2004 NCAA Division I National Rookie Coach of the Year after taking a six-win team prior to his arrival to a 19-win team in his first season. While coaching the Panthers, Coach Lundy produced three Big South Players of the Year. After six seasons at High Point, Lundy moved on to assist Buzz Williams at NCAA Division I Marquette University and Tony Benford at the University of North Texas. During these four seasons, Lundy was part of three consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, advancing to two-straight Sweet 16s. Additionally, Lundy coached numerous NBA players including first round pick and NBA All-Star Jimmy Butler, and second round picks Jae Crowder, Tony Mitchell and Darius Johnson-Odom. Lundy returned home to Queens in 2013, and the Royals have improved each season since. Queens has advanced to the NCAA Championships for two consecutive seasons, earning the No. 1 seed in the southeast region and hosting rights in 2017. Additionally, Queens grabbed an exhibition win over NCAA Division I VCU and their first South Atlantic Conference Regular Season and Championship Tournament titles in 2017. Tate Small was also awarded the Elite 18 Award at the SAC Championships, an award given to the student-athlete with the highest GPA at the championships. Queens completed the year with a program record 30 wins after opening with a program best 16 straight wins. Lundy now has 296 total career wins and his Queens record now sits at 200-77 making him the all-time winningest coach in men's basketball history at the university. 'My family and I are grateful for the opportunities that Queens has given us and continues to give us,' Lundy stated. 'This commitment by the University is important to me. Queens is where I want to be and we love the city of Charlotte. Our program operates at the highest level possible each and every day in order to make Queens University of Charlotte and the city of Charlotte proud when we take the court. This is another step in the growth of our program and athletics at Queens.'
Courtesy of: hoopdirt.com



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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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  NIGERIA  


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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Potters, Pillars, Falcons, Hoopers book final-8 ticket - by Olusegun Ikuesan

Niger Potters of Minna emerged as the first team to book a place in the Final 6, which is the grand finale of the play-offs of the Kwese Premeir Basketball League. They qualified after beating Plateau Peaks 91-82 points in the ongoing Conference Six holding at the Indoor Hall of the Murtala Square in Kaduna.

Winning all their three games to confirm their place at the Final 8 of the league to be played in Kano next month, Potters edged Plateau Peaks with 9 points at the end of the game. Potters and Peaks shared the spoils in the first quarter with 16 points each but took the game to their opponents in the second quarter and won it with a 43-35 points lead before consolidating with a 58-52 points win in the third quarter and ending the game 91-82 points.

Sabo Gabriel was the highest scorer in the Potters' team garnering 24 points with Wisdom Prince scoring 21 points and Umar Alhaji finishing among the top scorers with 20 points.

In spite of Plateau Peaks Kelvin Pam's 25 points finish ahead of any scorer on the night, his team fell to the collective team work of the Minna boys.

According to Niger Potters coach, Adamu Abdul, winning all three first games and booking early ticket for the Final 8 is a good development since it would help the boys not to be under pressure even though it does not mean thcey will want to end their winning streak. "I am happy with our early qualification and it goes to show that our hard work has paid off. It was not that the teams were weak because no team in the Conference Six is a push over. We took our chances and good preparation coupled with the element of luck helped us."

Coach Abdul also said a big foe is still ahead to contend with. "Even though we have qualified, we won't want to drop any game but we still have a big foe Kano Pillars to contend with. It is our utmost desire to beat them and know that we have edged past our strongest opponents. Our primary aim in this championship is to win the trophy and qualify to play continental basketball." He said.

Also through to the final-8 are defending champion Kano Pillars, two time champion, Rivers Hoopers and Kwara Falcons, four more slots are still up for grab.

Day-3 Results:
Kada Stars vs. Gombe Bulls- 53-90
Plateau Peaks vs. Niger Potters- 82-91
Bauchi Nets 44 - 85 Kano Pillars
Rivers Hoopers 76 - 69 Oluyole Warriors
Police Baton 60 - 87 Hoops and Read
Nigeria Customs 73 - 84 Kwara Falcons

Friday's Fixtures:
Bauchi Nets vs. Kada Stars
Gombe Bulls vs. Pleateau Peaks
Kano Pillars vs. Niger Potters



Tijjani Umar honoured with Sports Excellence Award - by Olusegun Ikuesan

Nigeria Basketball federation president, Tijjani Umar has been conferred with an Excellence Award based on the achievement of his board in the area of grassroots basketball development as well the development of the game to the international level since he took over the helm of affairs in 2009.

The award conferred on him by Hilsaint Global Sports, a sports consultancy outfit based in Jos and organisers of the Plateau Sports Excellence Awards; according to Mbum Ferdinard, who presented the award at the VIP Lounge of the Murtala Square lndoor Hall in Kaduna was in recognition of Umar's continuous quest for basketball development in Nigeria and Africa.

Plateau Sports Excellence Award is an award held in Jos to recognise those who have done exceptionally well in sports development in the country. Tijjani Umar was doing his thing developing basketball and little did he know that people are taking notice. This is to tell him that Nigerians were taking notice of his developmental strides in basketball. So, in the national category he was singled out to be honoured based on his efforts at repositioning basketball in Nigeria which has seen the country's basketball develop from national to international level. Today, Nigeria's basketball is among the world super powers. In the area of sponsorships, he has done very well and the world today recognises the achievements and development of our national teams particularly D'Tigers and D'Tigress."

The recipient, Tijjani Umar described the award as a recognition to a collective effort of his board describing it as an institutional and collective achievement rather than personal.

"I want to express our gratitude to the organizers of this award. Sometimes back, the Sports Writers of Nigeria (SWAN), Abuja branch honoured me same way and the national body of SWAN also did same in Yankari, Bauchi State, but these are not personal achievements. I see them as institutional achievements borne out of the collective effort of my board. These awards are for every genuine stakeholder in Nigerian basketball. I must confess that bringing basketball to this level was not easy and providing leadership in this challenging environment is tough because there is no level playing field."

Umar called on basketball followers, enthusiasts and sponsors not to mind the current dispute in the administration of the game but see it as a passing phase that is part of basketball development.

"I am happy to be part of the development of the game so far and look forward to better days ahead. Nigerians should see what is happening today as a passing phase and part of development of the game. Our sponsors should know that at the end, it will ensure stability and sustainable basketball development." He concluded.



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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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  POLAND  


Andrey Desiatnikov (ex Zenit) joins Szczecin - by Eurobasket News

King Szczecin (PLK) added to their roster 23-year old Russian international center Andrey Desiatnikov (221-100kg-94, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He has played for the last three seasons at Zenit in Russian VTB league. But in 8 Eurocup games he had just 1.6ppg and 1.6rpg last season. Desiatnikov helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 13 games in VTB United League, but he recorded only 0.5ppg. Desiatnikov contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Russian U23 League Honorable Mention back in 2014.
Desiatnikov has been also a member of Russian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Russian senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team in 2014.
Desiatnikov represented Russia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 2 games: 4.0ppg, 1.5rpg.
Desiatnikov has played also professionally for other Russian teams like Spartak Primorie Vladivostok and Rossiya Novogorsk.

King Szczecin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Maciej Majcherek
Martynas Paliukenas
Sebastian Kowalczyk
Jimmy Gavin

Forwards:
Lukasz Diduszko
Mateusz Bartosz
Pawel Kikowski

Center:
Andrey Desiatnikov

Coach: Mindaugas Budzinauskas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Legia W-wa tabs Isaiah Wilkerson - by Greg

Newly promoted Legia Warszawa (PLK) inked 27-year old American guard Isaiah Wilkerson (191-98kg-90, college: NJIT). He has played for the last two years at BC Nokia in Finnish Korisliiga. In 40 games he averaged 13.1ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.5apg last season.
The former New Jersey Institute of Technology standoutis in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Wilkerson has played also professionally in Puerto Rico (Atleticos), NBA G League (Oklahoma City Blue) and Mexico (Titanicos).

Legia Warszawa roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Lukasz Wilczek
Michal Aleksandrowicz
Piotr Robak
Isaiah Wilkerson

Forwards:
Joseph Wall
Jorge Bilbao
Grzegorz Kukielka

Centers:
Mateusz Jarmakowicz
Adam Linowski

Coach: Piotr Bakun

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lusitania signs Pedro Catarino - by Joao Santos

S.C. Lusitania EXPERT (LPB) signed 27-year old point guard Pedro Catarino (184-90) from Maia Basket. In 27 LPB games he had very impressive stats: 17.6ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.2apg and 1.2spg last season. Great year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League 2nd Team, All-Star Game and All-Domestic Players Team.
The previous (15-16) season Catarino played at Vitoria where in 31 LPB games he recorded 8.1ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.8apg. He helped them to make it to the Portuguese Cup Semifinals.
Catarino's team won Portuguese Proliga Regular Season in 2013.
He represented Portugal at the European Championships U20 Division B in Austria seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.0ppg, 1.0rpg.
Catarino has played previously for two other teams: FC Porto_Ferpinta and EB Porto.

S.C. Lusitania EXPERT roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Ricardo Mendes
Pedro Catarino
Miguel Freitas
Daniel Cunha

Forwards:
Hugo Sota
Ryan Ejim
Josue Pereira
Mauricio Caetano

Coach: Hugo Salgado

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSN Awards 2017 - by Luis Modestti

Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSN 1st Team 2017
Gary Browne
Browne
Victor Liz
Liz
Damien Wilkins
Wilkins
David Laury
Laury
Jorge Bryan Diaz
Diaz

Finals MVP: Tu Holloway (182-G-89) of Quebradillas
Player of the Year: Gary Browne (185-G-93) of Ironi Nes-Ziona
Guard of the Year: Gary Browne (185-G-93) of Ironi Nes-Ziona
Forward of the Year: Damien Wilkins (6'6''-G-80) of Indiana P.
Center of the Year: Jorge Bryan Diaz (210-C-89) of Quebradillas
Imported Player of the Year: Damien Wilkins (6'6''-G-80) of Indiana P.
Domestic Player of the Year: Gary Browne (185-G-93) of Ironi Nes-Ziona
Defensive Player of the Year: Gilberto Clavell (200-F-89) of Aguada
Rookie of the Year: Chris Ortiz (203-F-93) of Fajardo
Most Improved Player of the Year: Gary Browne (185-G-93) of Ironi Nes-Ziona
Best Sixth Man of the Year: Chris Gaston (201-PF-89) of Aguada
Coach of the Year: Wilhelmus Caanen of San German

1st Team
G: Gary Browne (185-G-93) of Ironi Nes-Ziona
SG: Victor Liz (193-SG-86) of Metros STGO
G: Damien Wilkins (6'6''-G-80) of Indiana P.
F: David Laury (206-F-90) of Maccabi Ashdod
C: Jorge Bryan Diaz (210-C-89) of Quebradillas

2nd Team
PG: Carlos Arroyo (188-PG-79) of Fajardo
SG: Michael Rosario (190-SG-90) of Quebradillas
G/F: David Huertas (195-G/F-87) of Arecibo
C: Ismael Romero (203-C-91) of Hap.Haifa
C: Jeleel Akindele (216-C-83) of Metros STGO

Honorable Mention
Isaac Sosa Carrion (190-G-90) of San German
Alex Franklin (198-G/F-88) of San German
Kyle Vinales (185-G-92) of Guayama
Darnell Hinson (185-G-80) of Guayama
Chinemelu Elonu (206-F/C-87) of AEK Athens
Denis Clemente (183-PG-86) of Arecibo
Davon Jefferson (204-F-86) of Arecibo
Alexander Galindo (200-PF-85) of Bayamon
Guillermo Diaz (188-G-85) of Arecibo
Wil Martinez (188-G-92) of Isabela
William Orozco (201-F-85) of Isabela
Tyler Wilkerson (203-F-88) of Isabela
Christian Dalmau (194-G-77) of Bayamon
Elias Ayuso (190-SG-77) of Fajardo
Miguel Ali Berdiel (198-G-83) of Fajardo
Jose Rodriguez (201-F-92) of Mayaguez
Tony Mitchell (198-SF-89) of Chongqing
Angel Daniel Vassallo (198-G/F-86) of Ponce
Alejandro Carmona (194-G/F-83) of Metros STGO
Chris Gaston (201-PF-89) of Aguada
Rigoberto Mendoza (190-G-92) of Estudiantes C.
Lamar Patterson (196-G/F-91) of Fiat TO
Devin Ebanks (206-F-89) of Mens Sana 1871
Devon Collier (203-PF-91) of Poitiers
Justin Keenan (202-F/C-88) of San Martin C.

All-Imports Team
G: Tu Holloway (182-G-89) of Quebradillas
SF: Tony Mitchell (198-SF-89) of Chongqing
G: Damien Wilkins (6'6''-G-80) of Indiana P.
F: David Laury (206-F-90) of Maccabi Ashdod
C: Jeleel Akindele (216-C-83) of Metros STGO

All-Rookie Team
PG: Marcus Fillyaw (185-PG-94) of Guayama
PG: William Cruz (180-PG-95) of San German
F: Derek Reese (201-F-93) of Ponce
F: Chris Ortiz (203-F-93) of Fajardo
: Philip Fournier (193) of Mayaguez

All-Defensive Team
G: Gary Browne (185-G-93) of Ironi Nes-Ziona
SG: Victor Liz (193-SG-86) of Metros STGO
G/F: Alex Franklin (198-G/F-88) of San German
F: Gilberto Clavell (200-F-89) of Aguada
PF: Devon Collier (203-PF-91) of Poitiers



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  ROMANIA  


Pedja Stamenkovic (ex Aix-Maurienne) joins Oradea - by Eurobasket News

CSM CSU Oradea (Liga Nationala) agreed terms with 29-year old Serbian guard Pedja Stamenkovic (190-88, agency: 011 Sports). He played last season at Aix-Maurienne in French ProB. Stamenkovic managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year. In four ProB games he had 5.0ppg, 1.3rpg and 4.3apg. He also played that season for Handlova in Slovakian SBL where in 16 games he recorded 11.1ppg, 5.1rpg, 5.3apg and 1.4spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League Honorable Mention. The other team Stamenkovic played that season for was Trefl in Polish TBL. In 13 games he averaged just 2.8ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.7apg.
Stamenkovic was a member of Serbian U20 National Team back in 2008.
He has played also professionally in Bulgaria (Cherno More and Balkan), Serbia (Crvena Zvezda, Borac, FMP II Beograd and FMP Beograd) and Romania (Pitesti).

CSM CSU Oradea roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Obadiah Trotter
Martin Zeno
Muhamed Pasalic
Pedja Stamenkovic

Forwards:
Goran Gajovic
Sergiu Pop
Andrei Mandache

Center:
Bogdan Tibirna

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Oradea tabs Arturas Valeika, ex Vytautas - by Eurobasket News

CSM CSU Oradea (Liga Nationala) inked 32-year old Lithuanian forward Arturas Valeika (207-100kg-85, college: Weber State). He played most recently at Vytautas in Lithuanian LKL league. Valeika managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 39 LKL games he averaged 10.8ppg, 5.1rpg and 2.0apg. He helped them to win the league title. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Honorable Mention. Valeika also played 10 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he had 11.4ppg, 5.8rpg and 2.1apg. And finally he contributed to 8 games in Baltic League where he recorded 8.1ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.1apg. Valeika contributed to his team winning the Baltic League championship.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Lietkabelis (also in LKL). In 28 games he got 8.0ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.0apg and 1.2spg. Valeika also played 11 games in Baltic League where he got 9.7ppg, 5.2rpg and 2.5apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
Valeika received All-Big Sky Conference 1st Team award back in 2008 at his college time.
Valeika is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Eisbaeren Bremerhaven), Italy (Kleb Basket Ferrara), Latvia (Valmiera), Spain (Caceres_Basket), Ukraine (Budivelnyk) and Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas and Neptunas).
Valeika attended Weber State until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: Arturas is a very dynamic power forward who can play as a five. He is great in quickly rolling down to the basket in pick'n'roll situations. Due to his athletic ability as well as his shooting range he is very difficult to guard for his opponents. Playing the four he can draw his defender out with his 3 point shooting, but is also able to put it on the floor and take it to the rim. When guarded by three's his height advantage and back to the basket game will create an edge over his defenders also. Arturas is a great leaper which allows him to finish strong around the basket but also gives his team shot blocking pressence in defense. Great rebounder for PF position.

CSM CSU Oradea roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Obadiah Trotter
Martin Zeno
Muhamed Pasalic
Andrei Mandache
Pedja Stamenkovic

Forwards:
Arturas Valeika
Goran Gajovic
Sergiu Pop

Center:
Bogdan Tibirna

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Juventus tab Jonte Flowers, ex BC Timisoara - by Eurobasket News

Juventus-LKSK Utenos (LKL) inked 32-year old American swingman Jonte Flowers (196-89kg-85, college: Winona State). He played most recently at BC Timisoara in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 13 games he averaged 11.2ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Flowers played at Fortituto Kontatto Bologna in Italian Serie A where in 27 games he had 14.2ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.9apg and 2.1spg. He helped them to make it to the final.
Among other achievements Flowers received Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan Player of the Year award back in 2009.
He is a very experienced player. Flowers has played also professionally in Finland (Joensuun_Kataja), France (Hyeres-Toulon and JA Vichy) and Sweden (Solna Vikings).
He attended Winona State until 2008 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

Juventus-LKSK Utenos roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Laurynas Samenas
Anthony Ireland

Forwards:
Arvydas Siksnius
Simas Buterlevicius
Jonte Flowers

Center:
Mindaugas Kupsas

Coach: Gediminas Petrauskas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Targu Mures land Demarius Bolds, ex Lavrio - by Eurobasket News

BC Mures Targu-Mures (Liga Nationala) tabbed 33-year old American guard Demarius Bolds (193-88kg-84, college: Missouri Western). He played most recently at GS Lavrio in Greek A1 league. In 26 games he averaged 11.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.9apg and 1.0spg last season. He can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Bolds played at Final Genclik in Turkish TBL where in 10 games he had very impressive stats: 18.6ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg.
Bolds is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in eight different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Bolds has played previously professionally in Iraq (Nift Al-Janoub), Lebanon, Lithuania (Lietkabelis), Qatar (Al Rayyan), United Kingdom (London Lions), Czech Republic (BK Kolin) and Kosovo (Bashkimi).
He attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on he way to pro basketball.
Bolds attended Missouri Western State College until 2006 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A very athletic combo guard who does everything.
He is a great slasher to the basket and finishes above the rim with either hand.
Defensively he is a star who plays with a lot of intensity.
He is a big time talent and a great all around player who can do it all
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  RUSSIA  


Avtodor signs Ian Hummer, ex TED Kolejliler - by Eurobasket News

Avtodor Saratov (VTB) signed 27-year old American forward Ian Hummer (201-102kg-90, college: Princeton). He played last season at TED Kolejliler in Turkish BSL league. In 21 games he had very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.4apg and 1.8spg.
The previous (15-16) season Hummer played at BG Goettingen in German BBL where in 16 games he recorded 14.3ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.2apg and 1.1spg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Hummer won Ivy League championship title in 2011. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Honorable Mention in 2015.
Hummer has played previously professionally in Finland (Loimaan Korikonkarit) and Germany (ratiopharm Ulm).
He attended Princeton University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Avtodor Saratov roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dramir Zibirov
Fedor Klyuchnikov
Earvin Morris
Justin Robinson

Forwards:
Maxim Sheleketo
Ian Hummer
Micah Downs

Center:
Artem Klimenko

Coach: Andrea Mazzon

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Lokomotiv keeps Collins for another season - by Eurobasket News

Lokomotiv Kuban (VTB) re-signed 33-year old American guard Mardy Collins (198-100kg-84, college: Temple). He played there last season. In 17 Eurocup games he averaged 10.8ppg, 5.5rpg, 3.6apg and 1.1spg. Collins helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 25 games in VTB United League where he had 12.2ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.6apg and 1.0spg.
The previous (15-16) season Collins played at Strasbourg IG in French ProA. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 41 ProA games he recorded 8.9ppg, 4.7rpg and 4.0apg. Collins contributed to his team making it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com French ProA All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. Collins also played 10 games in Euroleague where he got 7.6ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.5apg. He also played 14 games in Eurocup where he got 13.0ppg, 4.6rpg, 4.4apg and 1.1spg.
In 2006 Collins was drafted by New York Knicks (NBA) in first round (29th overall). The former Temple University standoutis in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Collins won D-League West Conference championship title in 2012.
He is a very experienced player. Collins has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to eight different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Collins has played previously professionally in China (Jiangsu Dragons), Greece (Olympiacos), Israel (Maccabi Ashdod), Italy (Sutor Montegranaro), Poland (PGE Turow), Turkey (Bornova), Venezuela (Guaros) and NBA G League (Los Angeles D-Fenders and Iowa Energy).
His game is described as: (by Mardy Collins for NBADraft.net in 2006)
Very smooth offensive abilities ... Plays a controlled game, doesn't try to be too flashy or make spectacular plays, keeps it simple and effective ... Excellent vision and passing ... Shooting mechanics and fundamentals are very good ... Good ball handler ... Long arms help out with closing passing lanes and getting to the rim ...
Lacks a very athletic body, especially on appearance ... Not a very physical player, should use his size advantage better offensively ..
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Lokomotiv Kuban roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mardy Collins
Chris Babb
Joe Ragland
Trevor Lacey

Forwards:
Pavel Antipov
Stanislav Ilnitskiy

Centers:
Frank Elegar
Ivan Nelyubov
Brian Qvale

Coach: Sasa Obradovic

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Andrey Desiatnikov (ex Zenit) joins Szczecin - by Eurobasket News

King Szczecin (PLK) added to their roster 23-year old Russian international center Andrey Desiatnikov (221-100kg-94, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He has played for the last three seasons at Zenit in Russian VTB league. But in 8 Eurocup games he had just 1.6ppg and 1.6rpg last season. Desiatnikov helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 13 games in VTB United League, but he recorded only 0.5ppg. Desiatnikov contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Russian U23 League Honorable Mention back in 2014.
Desiatnikov has been also a member of Russian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Russian senior team since 2015 and previously for U20 National Team in 2014.
Desiatnikov represented Russia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 2 games: 4.0ppg, 1.5rpg.
Desiatnikov has played also professionally for other Russian teams like Spartak Primorie Vladivostok and Rossiya Novogorsk.

King Szczecin roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Maciej Majcherek
Martynas Paliukenas
Sebastian Kowalczyk
Jimmy Gavin

Forwards:
Lukasz Diduszko
Mateusz Bartosz
Pawel Kikowski

Center:
Andrey Desiatnikov

Coach: Mindaugas Budzinauskas

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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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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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  SCOTLAND  


Eddie Matthew agreed terms with Plymouth Raiders - by Eurobasket News

Plymouth University Raiders (BBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old American international point guard Eddie Matthew (183-96) from Leeds Force. In 32 BBL games he recorded 8.5ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.2apg and 1.3spg last season.
He won British BBL championship title in 2015.
He has a double citizenship as he also holds Scottish passport. Matthew was called to Scottish Senior National Team this year.
He has played previously for Newcastle Eagles.

Plymouth University Raiders roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Neil Watson
Eddie Matthew
Brandon Norfleet

Forward:
Louis Sayers

Center:
Craig Osaikhwuwuomwan

Coach: Gavin Love

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  SENEGAL  


Residencia Las Encinas CDP Ponferrada tabs Serigne Barro - by Eurobasket News

Residencia Las Encinas CDP Ponferrada (EBA) inked 22-year old Senegalese center Serigne Barro (208-95) from Isover Basket Azuqueca. In 28 EBA games in Spain he averaged 4.5ppg and 3.3rpg last season.

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Fribourg lands Babacar Toure - by Luca Maffioli

Fribourg Olympic (LNA) tabbed 32-year old Senegalese ex-international power forward Babacar Toure (205-85). He is not a newcomer in Swiss League as he played most recently at Lakers in LNB. Toure helped his team get promotion to LNA. In 20 games he averaged impressive 20.9ppg, 12.3rpg, 2.2apg, 2.8spg and 2.6bpg last season. Toure contributed to his team winning the LNB title (twice) (also twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNB Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Center of the Year.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Union Neuchatel Basket where in 39 LNA games he had very remarkable stats: 18.3ppg, 11.5rpg (#2 in the league), 1.5apg, 1.7spg and 1.6bpg. Toure contributed to his team making it to the final and Cup semifinals. A very impressive season as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Import Player of the Year, Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Player of the Year and Center of the Year.
He also represented Senegal at the African Championships in Madagascar six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 7.1ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.3spg, Blocks-5 (1.1bpg), FGP: 50.0%, FT: 66.7%.
And here thanks to pro basketball Toure experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, African and of course North American leagues. Toure has played previously professionally in Switzerland (Geneve Lions and Bernex) and Senegal (Sibac Dakar).

Fribourg Olympic roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chad Timberlake
Dusan Mladjan
Jeremy Jaunin

Forwards:
Murphy Burnatowski
Slobodan Miljanic
Natan Jurkovitz

Center:
Babacar Toure

Coach: Petar Aleksic

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lakers sign Mansour Kasse - by Luca Maffioli

Riviera Lakers (LNA) signed 25-year old Senegalese international center Mansour Kasse (208-92). He played last season at Moron in Spanish LEB Silver. In 16 games he had 9.1ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.1spg and 1.1bpg. Kasse helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played that season for JS Kairouan (Division I) in Tunisian league where in 16 games he recorded 9.1ppg and 6.0rpg.
Kasse won Spanish LEB Silver championship title in 2015.
He also represented Senegal at the African Championships U18 in Egypt nine years ago. Kasse's team got to the Semifinals.
He has played on three different continents (Europe, Africa and of course North America). Kasse has played previously professionally in Italy (Arona).

Riviera Lakers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Stefan Zivanovic
Steeve Louissaint
Cedric Bonga
Axel Louissaint
Milos Rajic
Pedro Pessoa

Forwards:
Ismael N'Diaye
Gardner Louissaint
Eric Katenda
Vincent Gaillard

Center:
Mansour Kasse

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  SERBIA  


Nemanja Miljkovic (ex Al Ahli) signs at Kumanovo - by Dragan Ristov

KK Kumanovo 2009 (Prva Liga) landed 27-year old Serbian power forward Nemanja Miljkovic (204-90). He played most recently at Al Ahli in Qatari D1 league, but left the team in Jan.'17. In 10 games he averaged 12.4ppg, 8.0rpg and 3.3apg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Miljkovic played at BK Levicki Patrioti in Slovakian SBL where in 34 games he had 9.2ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1bpg. He also played 6 games in Alpe-Adria-Cup where he recorded 9.2ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3bpg.
Among other achievements Miljkovic received Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League 2nd Team award back in 2014.
He is a very experienced player. Miljkovic has played also professionally in Austria (Vienna), Greece (Aiolos Trikallon), Poland (Stelmet), Slovenia (Grosuplje), Serbia (Vrsac and Zemun) and Estonia (Parnu).

KK Kumanovo 2009 roster for 2017-2018:

Dimitar Karadzovski
Robert Abramovic
Marjan Janevski
Nikola Karakolev
Aleksandar Shterjov
Nemanja Miljkovic
Griffin Ramme
Gjorgji Georgievski
Miodrag Todorovic
Igor Mihajlovski

Coach: Igor Mihajlovski

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Palencia tabs Nikola Cvetinovic - by Eurobasket News

Quesos Cerrato de Palencia (LEB Gold) inked 29-year old Serbian power forward Nikola Cvetinovic (203-104kg-88, college: Akron). He played most recently at Araberri in LEB Silver. However his team was relegated to EBA. In 32 LEB Gold games he recorded 11.1ppg and 5.1rpg last season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Spanish LEB Gold All-Bosmans Team.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Cvetinovic spent at Inter Bratislava in Slovakian SBL where in 12 games he averaged 10.5ppg and 4.9rpg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. Cvetinovic also played that season for Dzukija in Lithuanian LKL. In two games he had 4.5ppg and 2.0rpg.
Cvetinovic won Cyprus League championship title in 2013.
He represented Serbia at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. Cvetinovic's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 3 games: 4.3ppg, 3.7rpg.
Cvetinovic has played also professionally in Spain (Blancos de Rueda and Oviedo_CB), Cyprus (Petrolina AEK Larnaca) and Czech Republic (MMCITE Brno).
He attended University of Akron until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Cvetinovic's game is described as: A forward who can play both with his back to the basket and hit a jumper. Apart from nice post moves, he can shoot from the outside as well, even from 3-point range, playing the pick'n'pop. Good rebounder as well.

Quesos Cerrato de Palencia roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Daniel Perez

Forwards:
Sergi Pino
Nikola Cvetinovic

Centers:
Lamont Barnes
Urko Otegui

Coach: Joaquin Prado

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Dalibor Vidakovic agreed terms with Recanati - by Eurobasket News

Ambalt Recanati (Serie B) inked 19-year old naturalized Serbian small forward Dalibor Vidakovic (201-98). He played most recently at Idrosanitaria Bonomi Lumezzane in the Serie C Gold.
The previous (15-16) season Vidakovic was tested by Pallacanestro Alto Sebino Volpino (Serie A2).
He has played previously professionally in Serbia (Priboj).

Ambalt Recanati roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Vincenzo Di_Viccaro
Andrea Gurini
Daniele Merletto

Forwards:
Giorgio Broglia
Dalibor Vidakovic
Davide Raponi

Center:
Yande Fall

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Pedja Stamenkovic (ex Aix-Maurienne) joins Oradea - by Eurobasket News

CSM CSU Oradea (Liga Nationala) agreed terms with 29-year old Serbian guard Pedja Stamenkovic (190-88, agency: 011 Sports). He played last season at Aix-Maurienne in French ProB. Stamenkovic managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year. In four ProB games he had 5.0ppg, 1.3rpg and 4.3apg. He also played that season for Handlova in Slovakian SBL where in 16 games he recorded 11.1ppg, 5.1rpg, 5.3apg and 1.4spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League Honorable Mention. The other team Stamenkovic played that season for was Trefl in Polish TBL. In 13 games he averaged just 2.8ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.7apg.
Stamenkovic was a member of Serbian U20 National Team back in 2008.
He has played also professionally in Bulgaria (Cherno More and Balkan), Serbia (Crvena Zvezda, Borac, FMP II Beograd and FMP Beograd) and Romania (Pitesti).

CSM CSU Oradea roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Obadiah Trotter
Martin Zeno
Muhamed Pasalic
Pedja Stamenkovic

Forwards:
Goran Gajovic
Sergiu Pop
Andrei Mandache

Center:
Bogdan Tibirna

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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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  SLOVENIA  


Hapoel Migdal Haemek adds Johns to their roster, ex Rogaska - by Netanel Dahan

Hapoel Migdal Haemek (National League) added to their roster 23-year old American forward Taylor Johns (201-100kg-94, college: Cal-Riverside, agency: 3Eye). He played last season at Rogaska in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 39 games he recorded 12.3ppg, 8.3rpg (#2 in the league), 1.9apg and 1.2spg. Johns helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Slovenian League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
He graduated from University of California, Riverside in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.



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  SPAIN  


Jesus Cotera signs at SAB Torrelavega Cantabria - by Eurobasket News

SAB Torrelavega Cantabria landed 28-year old power forward Jesus Cotera (199-89). He has played for the last two years at Cantbasket in the EBA. In 24 games he averaged just 2.8ppg and 2.6rpg in 2015-16 season.
Cotera has played previously for Pielagos.

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Bayle re-signs at Plasencia - by Eurobasket News

Plasencia Extremadura (LEB Silver) confirmed in their roster 30-year old guard Pablo Bayle (190-87). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 14 EBA games he had 12.2ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.9apg and 1.6spg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Spanish EBA Group D Regular Season in 2016. Bayle was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA 1st Team back in 2013.
He has played previously for two other teams: Caceres_Basket and McDonald's.

Plasencia Extremadura roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Pablo Bayle
Adrian Fuentes
Fernando Sierra

Forwards:
Erik Kinney
David Atkinson
Franco Acosta

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Nicolas de Jong (ex Chalons-Reims) joins Baskonia for pre-season - by Eurobasket News

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa) landed 29-year old Dutch international center Nicolas de Jong (210-88) on a training camp contract. He played most recently at Chalons-Reims in French ProA. In 31 games he averaged 13.5ppg and 3.8rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season de Jong played at Cholet Basket (also in ProA) where in 21 games he had 11.1ppg and 3.2rpg.
His team made it to the French Cup Final Four in 2011.
de Jong also represented Holland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 9.7ppg, 3.0rpg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 68.4%.
de Jong has played also professionally for other French teams like Olympique Antibes, Strasbourg IG, JA Vichy and Tours Joue.

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:
Nicolas de_Jong
Johannes Voigtmann
Ilimane Diop

Coach: Pablo Prigioni

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Gandia keeps Kleinjan for another season - by Eurobasket News

Hispagan UPB Gandia (EBA) re-signed forward Alan Kleinjan (196). He has played there for the last two seasons. In three LEB Silver games he recorded just 1.0ppg last season.
Kleinjan won Spanish EBA Final Stage 3 championship title in 2016.

Hispagan UPB Gandia roster for 2017-2018:

Forwards:
Fitzgerald White
Faith Pope
Alan Kleinjan

Center:
Shalawn Miller

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Residencia Las Encinas CDP Ponferrada tabs Serigne Barro - by Eurobasket News

Residencia Las Encinas CDP Ponferrada (EBA) inked 22-year old Senegalese center Serigne Barro (208-95) from Isover Basket Azuqueca. In 28 EBA games in Spain he averaged 4.5ppg and 3.3rpg last season.

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Palencia tabs Nikola Cvetinovic - by Eurobasket News

Quesos Cerrato de Palencia (LEB Gold) inked 29-year old Serbian power forward Nikola Cvetinovic (203-104kg-88, college: Akron). He played most recently at Araberri in LEB Silver. However his team was relegated to EBA. In 32 LEB Gold games he recorded 11.1ppg and 5.1rpg last season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Spanish LEB Gold All-Bosmans Team.
The most of previous (2015-16) season Cvetinovic spent at Inter Bratislava in Slovakian SBL where in 12 games he averaged 10.5ppg and 4.9rpg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. Cvetinovic also played that season for Dzukija in Lithuanian LKL. In two games he had 4.5ppg and 2.0rpg.
Cvetinovic won Cyprus League championship title in 2013.
He represented Serbia at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. Cvetinovic's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 3 games: 4.3ppg, 3.7rpg.
Cvetinovic has played also professionally in Spain (Blancos de Rueda and Oviedo_CB), Cyprus (Petrolina AEK Larnaca) and Czech Republic (MMCITE Brno).
He attended University of Akron until 2012 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Cvetinovic's game is described as: A forward who can play both with his back to the basket and hit a jumper. Apart from nice post moves, he can shoot from the outside as well, even from 3-point range, playing the pick'n'pop. Good rebounder as well.

Quesos Cerrato de Palencia roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Daniel Perez

Forwards:
Sergi Pino
Nikola Cvetinovic

Centers:
Lamont Barnes
Urko Otegui

Coach: Joaquin Prado

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Samuel Barros agreed terms with Cambados - by Eurobasket News

Xuven Cambados (LEB Silver) inked 19-year old guard Samuel Barros (190-98). He has played for the last two years at Baloncesto Naron in the EBA. In 23 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.3ppg, 1.9rpg, 3.4apg and 1.8spg last season.
Barros has played previously for Estudiantes Lugo Leyma Natura.

Xuven Cambados roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Otar Pkhakadze
Samuel Barros

Forwards:
Bernard Morena
Yago Estevez
Will Saunders

Centers:
Vladzimir Krysevich
Carlos Poyatos

Coach: Chiqui Barros

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Milo Vukcevic signs at Andujar - by Eurobasket News

CB Andujar Jean Paraiso Interi (EBA) landed 21-year old Montenegrin center Milo Vukcevic (200-96). He is a well-known player in as he played most recently at Innova Chef in Spanish EBA league.
Vukcevic has played previously for another team Estudiantes Lugo Leyma Natura.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ourense adds Uzas to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Ourense Termal (LEB Gold) added to their roster 29-year old Lithuanian forward Rokas Uzas (202-88). He played last season at Angers BC 49 in French ProA U21. In 32 NM1 games he recorded 14.7ppg, 5.0rpg, 4.1apg and 1.5spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 Honorable Mention.
The previous (15-16) season Uzas played at Bashkimi (SuperLeague) in Kosovo where in 11 games he averaged impressive 16.9ppg, 7.4rpg, 3.7apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Kosovo League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. Uzas also played 4 games in Balkan League where he had 14.5ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.0apg and 1.5spg. The other team Uzas played shortly was Aix Maurienne (also in NM1). In 7 games he got 7.0ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Uzas played in the final of Baltic League (Challenge Cup) in 2011. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Bosman Player of the Year back in 2014.
Uzas represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 in Riga (Latvia) nine years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 4 games: 3.0ppg, 3.0rpg.
Uzas has played also professionally in Lithuania (Zalgiris, LSU-Atletas, Dzukija, Sakalai and Petrochema), Switzerland (Starwings and SAV Vacallo) and Greece (Panelefsiniakos).

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Samardo Samuels (ex Enel Brindisi) signs at Real Betis - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Betis Energia Plus Sevilla (LEB Gold) landed 28-year old Jamaican ex-international power forward Samardo Samuels (206-122kg-89, college: Louisville). He played most recently at Enel Brindisi in Italian Serie A. In 7 games he averaged 7.9ppg and 4.6rpg last season. Samuels also played that season for Jiangsu Dragons in Chinese CBA where in 22 games he had very impressive stats: 20.2ppg, 7.5rpg and 1.4apg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
Samuels won Italian SerieA championship title in 2014.
He also represented Jamaica at the Centrobasket in San Juan (Puerto Rico) five years ago. Samuels' team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: Score-4 (17.0ppg), 7.3rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 54.8%, FT: 79.1%.
Samuels is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Samuels has played previously professionally in Israel (Hapoel Jerusalem), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers), Spain (FC Barcelona) and NBA G League (Erie Bay Hawks, Reno Bighorns and Canton Charge).
He attended University of Louisville until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

Betis Energia Plus Sevilla roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Donnie McGrath
Mikel Uriz
Josep Franch

Forwards:
Samardo Samuels
Jordan Swing
Saul Blanco
Alfonso Sanchez

Center:
Ivan Cruz_Uceda

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Alejandro Suarez joins Zaragoza - by Eurobasket News

Tecnyconta Zaragoza (Liga Endesa) landed 24-year old center Alejandro Suarez (206-93, agency: Interperformances) on loan from Real Madrid. But in 12 Liga Endesa games he had just 1.9ppg and 1.0rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Suarez played at RETAbet where in 30 Liga Endesa games he recorded 3.6ppg and 2.0rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Suarez also played 16 games in Eurocup where he averaged 6.1ppg and 2.3rpg.
He represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. Suarez's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 10 games: 6.7ppg, 3.3rpg, FGP-1 (76.5%), 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 50.0%.
Suarez has played previously for two other teams: Joventut and CB Prat.

Tecnyconta Zaragoza roster for 2017-2018:

Nikola Dragovic
Jarvis Varnado
Michal Michalak
Alejandro Suarez
Michal Michalak
Lovro Mazalin
Torian Graham

Coach: Jose Ramon Cuspinera

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Juan Cabot joins CB Clavijo - by Eurobasket News

Cocinas.com CB Clavijo Logrono (LEB Gold) added to their roster 29-year old forward Juan Cabot (200-88) from Castello. Cabot has played there for the last three years. In 32 LEB Gold games he had 7.7ppg and 2.5rpg last season.
He won Spanish LEB Silver Play-Off championship title in 2015.
Cabot has played previously professionally also in United Kingdom (Crusaders) and Spain (Movil Estudiantes, Burgos, Basquet_Mallorca and Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B).
On Cabot: A fundamentally sound player, who can go inside or hit a middle-distance shoot; defends well and can grab the rebounds with effectiveness;.

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

Guards:
Felix Balamou
Erik Quintela
Kevin Olekaibe
Tre' Coggins

Forwards:
Juan Cabot
William Gutenius
Evan Yates

Center:
Terrence Bieshaar

Coach: Jenaro Diaz

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Coruna inks Jesse Chuku - by Eurobasket News

Leyma Basquet Coruna (LEB Gold) agreed terms with 24-year old British forward Jesse Chuku (203-102kg-93, college: Lehigh). He played last season at Kolossos H Hotels in Greek A1 league. In 26 games he had 5.5ppg and 2.6rpg.
Chuku played in the final of Patriot League Tournament in 2016.
He represented United Kingdom at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.5ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.3spg, Blocks-4 (2.0bpg), FGP: 47.2%, FT: 38.5%.
Chuku graduated from Lehigh University in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.
He could be described: Possesses supreme length and athleticism that makes him a game-changing presence on both ends of the floor as an elite low-block finisher and natural shot-blocker.
He is a dominant shot blocker, and strong rebounder. He runs the floor like a gazelle. His offensive game looks limited, but he did show range out to the 3 point line, which was surprising. He can finish on the block
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Leyma Basquet Coruna roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jorge Sanz
Angel Hernandez
Trevor Cooney
Michael Torres
Pablo Ferreiro

Forwards:
Dmitriy Flis
Jonathan Gilling
Larry Abia
Jesse Chuku

Center:
Eduardo Hernandez-Sonseca

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Monthey signs Gilles Martin - by Luca Maffioli

BBC Monthey (LNA) signed 28-year old naturalized Spaniard point guard Gilles Martin (175-89). He has played for the last six seasons at Lakers in LNB. Martin helped his team get promotion to LNA. In 16 games he had 8.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.5apg and 1.7spg in 2015-16 season. A very impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNB Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the LNB Semifinals in 2011, 2012 and 2014.
Martin has played previously professionally also in France (Provence Basket).

BBC Monthey roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gilles Martin
Jonathan Kazadi
Thomas Fritschi
Jerry Kuba
Divin Zayadiaku

Forwards:
Markel Humphrey
Rodrigue Maza
Kevin Blaser
Yoan Granvorka

Center:
Jonathan Dubas

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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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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

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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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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

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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

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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.

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Rami Ghanem (ex Keyano) joins Umea - by Eurobasket News

Umea BSKT (Basketligan) brought in 24-year old Swedish point guard Rami Ghanem (183-93). He just graduated from Keyano .
Ghanem was selected to All-ACAC North Division 2nd Team in 2017.
He has played previously for Brahe Basket, Polisen and KFUM Fryshuset.

Umea BSKT roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rami Ghanem
Nick Schlitzer
Arik Smith
Anton Leth

Center:
Andre Nilsson

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Delvon Johnson (ex Sodertalje) joins Hawks - by Eurobasket News

Illawarra Hawks (NBL) agreed terms with 28-year old American power forward Delvon Johnson (206-110kg-89, college: Arkansas). He played last season at Sodertalje Kings in Swedish Basketligan. Johnson managed to play in three leagues last year. In 48 Basketligan games he had 6.0ppg and 5.2rpg. He helped them to make it to the final. Johnson also played 10 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 4.9ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.1bpg. And finally he contributed to 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 3.0ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.0bpg.
The previous (15-16) season Johnson played at Oettinger Rockets Gotha in German ProA. In 38 games he got 8.6ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.0bpg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
Johnson was voted SEC All-Defensive Team back in 2011 at his college time.
Johnson is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in six different countries. Johnson tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally also in Cyprus (Keravnos), Finland (Kouvot), Romania (BC Timisoara), Switzerland (Lugano Tigers) and South Korea (KCC Egis).
Johnson attended University of Arkansas until 2011 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

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Uppsala keeps Zekovic for another season - by Eurobasket News

Uppsala Basket (Basketligan) re-signed 22-year old swingman Anes Zekovic (195-95). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 38 Basketligan games he averaged 4.9ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.3apg last season. Zekovic helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at KFUM Uppsala (Basketettan) where in 11 games he had very impressive stats: 16.1ppg, 7.8rpg, 2.9apg and 2.5spg. Zekovic contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league.
Among other achievements his team won Swedish BasketEttan Group North Regular Season in 2015. Zekovic received also Eurobasket.com All-Swedish BasketEttan 1st Team award in 2015.
He was a member of Swedish U20 National Team two years ago.

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Monthey signs Gilles Martin - by Luca Maffioli

BBC Monthey (LNA) signed 28-year old naturalized Spaniard point guard Gilles Martin (175-89). He has played for the last six seasons at Lakers in LNB. Martin helped his team get promotion to LNA. In 16 games he had 8.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.5apg and 1.7spg in 2015-16 season. A very impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNB Honorable Mention.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the LNB Semifinals in 2011, 2012 and 2014.
Martin has played previously professionally also in France (Provence Basket).

BBC Monthey roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gilles Martin
Jonathan Kazadi
Thomas Fritschi
Jerry Kuba
Divin Zayadiaku

Forwards:
Markel Humphrey
Rodrigue Maza
Kevin Blaser
Yoan Granvorka

Center:
Jonathan Dubas

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Lakers sign Mansour Kasse - by Luca Maffioli

Riviera Lakers (LNA) signed 25-year old Senegalese international center Mansour Kasse (208-92). He played last season at Moron in Spanish LEB Silver. In 16 games he had 9.1ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.1spg and 1.1bpg. Kasse helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played that season for JS Kairouan (Division I) in Tunisian league where in 16 games he recorded 9.1ppg and 6.0rpg.
Kasse won Spanish LEB Silver championship title in 2015.
He also represented Senegal at the African Championships U18 in Egypt nine years ago. Kasse's team got to the Semifinals.
He has played on three different continents (Europe, Africa and of course North America). Kasse has played previously professionally in Italy (Arona).

Riviera Lakers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Stefan Zivanovic
Steeve Louissaint
Cedric Bonga
Axel Louissaint
Milos Rajic
Pedro Pessoa

Forwards:
Ismael N'Diaye
Gardner Louissaint
Eric Katenda
Vincent Gaillard

Center:
Mansour Kasse

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Monthey signs Bijanu Kashama - by Luca Maffioli

BBC Monthey (LNA) signed 26-year old forward Bijanu Kashama (195-91). He played last season at Lakers in LNB. Kashama helped his team get promotion to LNA. In 16 games he had 6.3ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.7apg. Kashama contributed to his team winning the LNB title (twice) (also twice).
The previous (15-16) season he played at BBC Lausanne (also in LNB) where in 21 games he recorded 6.9ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1spg.
Kashama represented Switzerland at the European Championships U20 Division B in Austria seven years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 2.6ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.0apg.
Kashama has played previously for Blonay Basket.

BBC Monthey roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Gilles Martin
Jonathan Kazadi
Thomas Fritschi
Jerry Kuba
Divin Zayadiaku

Forwards:
Markel Humphrey
Rodrigue Maza
Bijanu Kashama
Kevin Blaser
Yoan Granvorka

Center:
Jonathan Dubas

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lakers sign Axel Louissaint - by Luca Maffioli

Riviera Lakers (LNA) signed 21-year old swingman Axel Louissaint (197-96) from Lugano Tigers. In 32 LNA games he had 5.9ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.0apg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Despite young age Louissaint had impressive career. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B Honorable Mention in 2015.
He represented Switzerland at the European Championships U20 Division B in Szekesfehervar (Hungary) two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 13.1ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.3apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 39.1%, 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 61.5%.
Louissaint has played previously professionally also in France (Chalon) and Switzerland (Fribourg and Academie Fribourg).

Riviera Lakers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Stefan Zivanovic
Steeve Louissaint
Cedric Bonga
Axel Louissaint
Milos Rajic
Pedro Pessoa

Forwards:
Ismael N'Diaye
Gardner Louissaint
Eric Katenda
Vincent Gaillard

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Brown is back at Pully - by Luca Maffioli

Pully Basket (LNA) agreed terms with experienced 38-year old American guard Tony Brown (193-79, college: Arkansas State). It is actually his comeback to Pully as he has played here before. Brown has played for the last two seasons at Union Neuchatel Basket in the LNA. In 27 games he had 12.7ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.0apg last season. Brown helped them to make it to the Supercup final.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Honorable Mention in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2016.
Brown has played also professionally in France (JDA Dijon), Luxembourg (Basket Esch) and Switzerland (Lausanne, Massagno, Geneve Lions and Starwings).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Pully.
Brown attended Arkansas State until 2003 and it will be his 15th (!!!) season as a professional player.

Pully Basket roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Tony Brown
Thomas Bugnon
Dan Solioz

Forward:
Andres Rodriguez

Center:
Badara Top

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Monthey lands Kevin Blaser - by Luca Maffioli

Defending champion BBC Monthey (LNA) tabbed 18-year old Swiss small forward Kevin Blaser (198-99, college: High School). He has played for the last four years at IMG Academy () in the U.S. Blaser helped them to make it to the quarterfinals.
He just graduated from High School and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Blaser was a member of Swiss U16 National Team in 2013.
He has played previously for Fribourg.

BBC Monthey roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Jonathan Kazadi

Forwards:
Markel Humphrey
Rodrigue Maza
Kevin Blaser
Yoan Granvorka

Center:
Jonathan Dubas

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Monthey signs Yoan Granvorka - by Luca Maffioli

BBC Monthey (LNA) signed 19-year old French forward Yoan Granvorka (201-98). He has played for the last four seasons at Sluc Nancy Basket in French ProA U21.
Granvorka won French U21 Championships (Trophee du Futur) in 2017.

BBC Monthey roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Jonathan Kazadi

Forwards:
Markel Humphrey
Rodrigue Maza
Yoan Granvorka

Center:
Jonathan Dubas

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Fribourg lands Babacar Toure - by Luca Maffioli

Fribourg Olympic (LNA) tabbed 32-year old Senegalese ex-international power forward Babacar Toure (205-85). He is not a newcomer in Swiss League as he played most recently at Lakers in LNB. Toure helped his team get promotion to LNA. In 20 games he averaged impressive 20.9ppg, 12.3rpg, 2.2apg, 2.8spg and 2.6bpg last season. Toure contributed to his team winning the LNB title (twice) (also twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNB Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Center of the Year.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Union Neuchatel Basket where in 39 LNA games he had very remarkable stats: 18.3ppg, 11.5rpg (#2 in the league), 1.5apg, 1.7spg and 1.6bpg. Toure contributed to his team making it to the final and Cup semifinals. A very impressive season as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Import Player of the Year, Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Player of the Year and Center of the Year.
He also represented Senegal at the African Championships in Madagascar six years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 7.1ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.3spg, Blocks-5 (1.1bpg), FGP: 50.0%, FT: 66.7%.
And here thanks to pro basketball Toure experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, African and of course North American leagues. Toure has played previously professionally in Switzerland (Geneve Lions and Bernex) and Senegal (Sibac Dakar).

Fribourg Olympic roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Chad Timberlake
Dusan Mladjan
Jeremy Jaunin

Forwards:
Murphy Burnatowski
Slobodan Miljanic
Natan Jurkovitz

Center:
Babacar Toure

Coach: Petar Aleksic

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Kostic is back at Starwings - by Luca Maffioli

Starwings Basket Regio Basel (LNA) signed 23-year old point guard Branislav Kostic (180-94). It is actually his comeback to Basel as he has played here before. Kostic played last season at BC Boncourt Red Team (LNA). In 24 games he had 6.5ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.1apg.
The previous (15-16) season Kostic played at Starwings where in 30 LNA games he recorded 7.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.2apg and 1.1spg.
Kostic represented Switzerland at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia) three years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 8.6ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.3apg, FGP: 32.1%, 3PT: 27.0%, FT: 80.0%.
Kostic has played previously for four other teams: Fribourg, Academie Fribourg, Starwings Basket Regio Basel U23 and BC Alte Kanti Aarau.

Starwings Basket Regio Basel roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Petar Babic
Joel Fuchs
Alexis Herrmann
Branislav Kostic
Alessandro Verga

Forwards:
Philippe Sager
Guillaume Gredy
Luca Streich
A.J. Hess
Augusto Carrara

Centers:
Bjoern Schoo
Nemanja Calasan

Coach: Roland Pavloski

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Hall inks at Acad.Fribourg at the beginning of his pro career - by Luca Maffioli

Groupe E Academie Fribourg U23 (LNB) strengthened their roster with addition of American guard Warren Hall (188). Hall just graduated from Warner (NAIA). He has played there for the last four years. In 28 games he recorded very impressive stats: 29.9ppg, 6.8rpg and 3.9apg last season. Hall helped them to win TSC Tournament and end the regular season as the second best team in the conference. Great season indeed as he was awarded All-TSC Player of the Year, All-TSC All-Tournament MVP and voted to All-TSC 1st Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.

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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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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



Socar Petkim signs Kaloyan Ivanov - by Eurobasket News

Socar Petkimspor (TBL) signed 31-year old Bulgarian power forward Kaloyan Ivanov (205-105kg-86, agency: BeoBasket). He has played for the last two seasons at Tofas in the BSL. In 31 games he had 10.3ppg, 4.3rpg and 2.1apg last season. TBL will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Ivanov helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Turkish TBL championship title in 2016. Ivanov was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Bosman Player of the Year back in 2014.
He was also a member of Bulgarian international program for some years. Ivanov played for Bulgarian Senior National Team between 2001 and 2013 and previously for U20 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
He also represented Bulgaria at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 four years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 13.5ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 46.4%, 3PT: 26.7%, FT: 74.4%.
Ivanov is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Russia (Avtodor), Spain (Andorra, La ICL Manresa, Real Betis, Menorca and Meridiano Alicante), Ukraine (BC Donetsk), Bulgaria (Levski and Cherno More) and Italy (Scandone Avellino).

Socar Petkimspor roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alfrie Kelley
Ahmet_Ali Erdogan
Ahmet Cantitiz
Efekan Cosar

Forwards:
Umit Sonkol
Murat Erensoy
Mert Basdan

Center:
Kaloyan Ivanov

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Rakeem Christmas is a newcomer at Galatasaray - by Eurobasket News

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (BSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Virgin Islander forward Rakeem Christmas (206-113kg-91, college: Syracuse). He played most recently at Indiana Pacers in the NBA. In 28 games he recorded just 2.1ppg and 2.0rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Christmas played at another team Fort Wayne Mad Ants in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 48 games he averaged 13.9ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.7bpg. Great season indeed as he was voted to D-League All-Star Game.
Two years ago he was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in second round (36 th overall). Christmas attended Syracuse University until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team was regular season runner-up in ACC in 2014. Christmas received also All-ACC Most Improved Player of the Year award and All-ACC Defensive Co-Player of the Year award in 2015 at his college time.

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mehmet Yagmur
Alex Renfroe
Dwight Hardy
Goksenin Koksal

Forwards:
Emir Preldzic
DaJuan Summers
Scotty Hopson
Rakeem Christmas
Ege Arar
T.J. Cline

Center:
Richard Hendrix

Coach: Erman Kunter

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Avtodor signs Ian Hummer, ex TED Kolejliler - by Eurobasket News

Avtodor Saratov (VTB) signed 27-year old American forward Ian Hummer (201-102kg-90, college: Princeton). He played last season at TED Kolejliler in Turkish BSL league. In 21 games he had very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.4apg and 1.8spg.
The previous (15-16) season Hummer played at BG Goettingen in German BBL where in 16 games he recorded 14.3ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.2apg and 1.1spg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Hummer won Ivy League championship title in 2011. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Honorable Mention in 2015.
Hummer has played previously professionally in Finland (Loimaan Korikonkarit) and Germany (ratiopharm Ulm).
He attended Princeton University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Avtodor Saratov roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dramir Zibirov
Fedor Klyuchnikov
Earvin Morris
Justin Robinson

Forwards:
Maxim Sheleketo
Ian Hummer
Micah Downs

Center:
Artem Klimenko

Coach: Andrea Mazzon

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Brent Petway (ex Pinar Karsiyaka) joins Aris - by Eurobasket News

Aris Thessaloniki (A1) added to their roster 32-year old American power forward Brent Petway (205-85, college: Michigan). He played last season at Pinar Karsiyaka in Turkish BSL league. In 29 games he had 3.9ppg and 2.8rpg. Petway helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. He also played 20 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 4.1ppg and 2.8rpg. Petway contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The previous (15-16) season he played at Banco di Srd in Italian Serie A. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Petway had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 27 Serie A games he averaged 3.9ppg and 3.2rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the Supercup semifinals. Petway also played 7 games in Euroleague where he got 4.4ppg and 3.4rpg. He also played 6 games in Eurocup where he got 4.0ppg and 3.0rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Petway was voted USBasket.com All-SEBL Metro A-League South Division Co-Defensive Player of the Year and USBasket.com All-SEBL Metro A-League South Division 1st Team back in 2012.
He is quite experienced player. Petway has played also professionally in France (JA Vichy), NBA (Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies), Greece (Olympiacos, Ilysiakos and Cretan Kings), Entertainment team (Harlem Globetrotters) and NBA G League (Salt Lake City Stars).
He attended University of Michigan until 2007 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.
On Petway: A forward with an impressive 42-inch vertical leap, who flies around the rim. His dunking prowess earned him a number of highlight moments on ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 plays throughout his career, and he was named the Big Ten's Best Dunker in a Sports Illustrated player survey his junior season.

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
Brent Petway
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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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS  


Rakeem Christmas is a newcomer at Galatasaray - by Eurobasket News

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (BSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Virgin Islander forward Rakeem Christmas (206-113kg-91, college: Syracuse). He played most recently at Indiana Pacers in the NBA. In 28 games he recorded just 2.1ppg and 2.0rpg last season.
The previous (15-16) season Christmas played at another team Fort Wayne Mad Ants in U.S. NBA-G-League where in 48 games he averaged 13.9ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.7bpg. Great season indeed as he was voted to D-League All-Star Game.
Two years ago he was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in second round (36 th overall). Christmas attended Syracuse University until 2015 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team was regular season runner-up in ACC in 2014. Christmas received also All-ACC Most Improved Player of the Year award and All-ACC Defensive Co-Player of the Year award in 2015 at his college time.

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Mehmet Yagmur
Alex Renfroe
Dwight Hardy
Goksenin Koksal

Forwards:
Emir Preldzic
DaJuan Summers
Scotty Hopson
Rakeem Christmas
Ege Arar
T.J. Cline

Center:
Richard Hendrix

Coach: Erman Kunter

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Virgin Islands national team to face James Madison - by David Edole

In preparation for the 2017 AmeriCup, the Virgin Islands Senior men's national basketball team will be hosting James Madison University on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the University of the Virgin Islands. The V.I. is coming off a 81-78 win over Vanderbilt and host the Colonial Athletic Association club closing the Paradise Jam exhibition summer tour. The Virgin Islands placed fifth in the last Centrobasket Tournament and is scheduled to take on Canada, Venezuela and Argentina in Bahia Blanca, Argentina. Argentina along with the next best finisher from the group advances to the final four of the AmeriCup.
Website: http://www.fiba.com/americup/2017

The game versus James Madison starts at 7pm and the admission is $5 dollars. Please come out and support your national team. For more information, contact the Virgin Islands Basketball Federation at vibasket62@hotmail.com

VANDY GAME
The U.S. Virgin Islands National team used a late 14-0 run to claim a 81-78 exhibition victory over Vanderbilt on Sunday afternoon in St. Croix. The US Virgin Island National team led by several former D1 college basketball players such as former Florida star guard Walter Hodge (183-PG-86, college: Florida), former Murray State All-OVC forward Victor Cuthbert (197-F-83, college: Murray St.), current North Texas guard Jahmiah Simmons (193-G-98), former Marist College star Khallid Hart (188-G-95), former Charlotte center Phillip Michael Jones (211-C/F-85, college: Charlotte) and Cornell grad Johnathan Gray (190-G-91, college: Cornell), were able to manage the deficit in the first half and hot shooting by pressuring Lee and the his fellow Commodores into 10 turnovers as Vanderbilt held a 46-37 lead despite shooting 61-percent from the field.

Vanderbilt continued to lead in the third and were up 69-60 with less than seven minutes to go, but a pair of three-pointers by Victor sparked a 14-0 USVI run to lead 74-69. The Nationals shot 64.3-percent in the fourth while Vanderbilt continued to struggle, converting on just 4-of-19 attempts from the field and missing a few key free throws.

The Commodores rallied to tie the game at 78-78 with eight seconds when Toye dunked, but Hodge responded for the Nationals, hitting a 3 to go ahead with just 2.2 to go and Fisher-Davis' shot to tie it rimmed out at the buzzer.

Victor led all scorers with 20 points after making 8-of-12 shots including 4-of-6 from 3. The 6-5 34-year old, nicknamed the "Greek God" by the locals also pulled down eight rebounds. Hodge added 18 points and four assists while Simmons scored 12 and registered a game-high 3 steals. Hart added 11 points and five boards as the USVI team notched its second.



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  UBA  


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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  UNITED KINGDOM  


Newcastle Eagles keep Defoe for another season - by Eurobasket News

Newcastle Eagles Esh Group (BBL) re-signed 33-year old forward Darius Defoe (204-100kg-84). He has played there for the last twelve seasons. In 32 BBL games he averaged 12.5ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.4spg last season. Defoe helped them to win the cup and make to league final. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-British BBL Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements he won British BBL championship title in 2009, 2012 and 2015.

Newcastle Eagles Esh Group roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Fabulous Flournoy
Andrew Lasker
Saah Nimley
Jaysean Paige

Forwards:
Darius Defoe
Terry Martin_Jr.
Kai Williams
Jure Gunjina

Coach: Fabulous Flournoy

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Raftopoulos is back at Scorchers - by Eurobasket News

Surrey Scorchers (BBL) signed 25-year old Greek point guard Caylin Raftopoulos (173-92). It is actually his comeback to Scorchers as he has played here before. Raftopoulos will still stay in United Kingdom where he played last season at Solent Kestrels Southampton in the NBL D1. In 12 games he had 6.9ppg, 1.6rpg and 3.0apg. Raftopoulos helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals.
The previous (15-16) season he was tested by Worcester Wolves.
Raftopoulos won British BBL championship title in 2014.

Surrey Scorchers roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Alex Owumi
Caylin Raftopoulos

Forwards:
Tayo Ogedengbe
Elias Desport

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Coruna inks Jesse Chuku - by Eurobasket News

Leyma Basquet Coruna (LEB Gold) agreed terms with 24-year old British forward Jesse Chuku (203-102kg-93, college: Lehigh). He played last season at Kolossos H Hotels in Greek A1 league. In 26 games he had 5.5ppg and 2.6rpg.
Chuku played in the final of Patriot League Tournament in 2016.
He represented United Kingdom at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.5ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.3spg, Blocks-4 (2.0bpg), FGP: 47.2%, FT: 38.5%.
Chuku graduated from Lehigh University in 2016 and it will be his second season as a professional player.
He could be described: Possesses supreme length and athleticism that makes him a game-changing presence on both ends of the floor as an elite low-block finisher and natural shot-blocker.
He is a dominant shot blocker, and strong rebounder. He runs the floor like a gazelle. His offensive game looks limited, but he did show range out to the 3 point line, which was surprising. He can finish on the block
.

Leyma Basquet Coruna roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Jorge Sanz
Angel Hernandez
Trevor Cooney
Michael Torres
Pablo Ferreiro

Forwards:
Dmitriy Flis
Jonathan Gilling
Larry Abia
Jesse Chuku

Center:
Eduardo Hernandez-Sonseca

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Eddie Matthew agreed terms with Plymouth Raiders - by Eurobasket News

Plymouth University Raiders (BBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old American international point guard Eddie Matthew (183-96) from Leeds Force. In 32 BBL games he recorded 8.5ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.2apg and 1.3spg last season.
He won British BBL championship title in 2015.
He has a double citizenship as he also holds Scottish passport. Matthew was called to Scottish Senior National Team this year.
He has played previously for Newcastle Eagles.

Plymouth University Raiders roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Neil Watson
Eddie Matthew
Brandon Norfleet

Forward:
Louis Sayers

Center:
Craig Osaikhwuwuomwan

Coach: Gavin Love

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Walker re-signs at Leicester Riders - by Eurobasket News

Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders (BBL) confirmed in their roster 30-year old forward Shane Walker (208-87, college: Loyola, MD, agency: HMS). He has played there for the last two seasons. In 35 BBL games he had 6.2ppg and 4.6rpg last season. Walker helped them to win the league title.
He was selected to British BBL All-Star Game back in 2014.
Walker is quite experienced player. He has played in six different countries on three different continents (Europe, Africa and of course North America). Walker has played previously professionally also in Cyprus, France (Lourdes Tarbes), Greece (Apollon Patras), Holland (M.Magixx) and Morocco (ASS Sale).
He attended Loyola College until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
Walker could be described: An athletic big man who runs the court well and fits perfectly in a fast-paced style of game. Needs to improve his scoring skills, while is yet adequate at the rebounding dept.

Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders roster for 2017-2018:

Guard:
Kiefer Douse

Forwards:
Thomas De_Thaey
Shane Walker

Center:
Harrison Gamble

Coach: Rob Paternostro

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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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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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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  URUGUAY  


Metro League: Results for the 20th round - by Hector Lopez

Results for the Metro League 20th round:
Sayago 77 - Paul Harrison 17 points 8 rebounds and 5 assists, Martin Perdomo 19 points 4 rebounds 3 assists
Miramar 74 - Nick Waddell 15 points 9 rebounds
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Stockolmo 97 - Octavio Medina 36 points 6 rebounds, Trevante Drye 14 points 16 rebounds, 6 assits
Auriblanco 82 - Rodrigo goncalvez 19 points 9 rebounds.



Bohemios add Kelley to their roster, ex Wolfenbuettel - by Eurobasket News

Bohemios Montevideo added to their roster 26-year old American center Khalil Kelley (203-105kg-91, college: Pacific). He spent the last season at MTV Herzoege Wolfenbuettel in German ProB. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B 1st Team in 2015 and 2017.
Kelley's college team won Big West Tournament in 2013.
Kelley has played also professionally in Germany for USC Leipzig.
He attended University of Pacific until 2014 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @fhsports10)

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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE  


Avtodor signs Ian Hummer, ex TED Kolejliler - by Eurobasket News

Avtodor Saratov (VTB) signed 27-year old American forward Ian Hummer (201-102kg-90, college: Princeton). He played last season at TED Kolejliler in Turkish BSL league. In 21 games he had very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.4apg and 1.8spg.
The previous (15-16) season Hummer played at BG Goettingen in German BBL where in 16 games he recorded 14.3ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.2apg and 1.1spg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Hummer won Ivy League championship title in 2011. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Honorable Mention in 2015.
Hummer has played previously professionally in Finland (Loimaan Korikonkarit) and Germany (ratiopharm Ulm).
He attended Princeton University until 2013 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

Avtodor Saratov roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Dramir Zibirov
Fedor Klyuchnikov
Earvin Morris
Justin Robinson

Forwards:
Maxim Sheleketo
Ian Hummer
Micah Downs

Center:
Artem Klimenko

Coach: Andrea Mazzon

By Eurobasket Data Center

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

Tsmoki-Minsk (Premier League) confirmed in their roster 29-year old international forward Mikita Meshcharakou (201-104kg-88, college: Wake Forest). He played there last season. Meshcharakou managed to play in three leagues last year. In 6 Premier League games he had 11.5ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.8apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Meshcharakou also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 3.7ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.1apg. And finally he contributed to 20 games in VTB United League where he averaged 4.6ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.0apg. The other team Meshcharakou played shortly was CSU Asesoft Ploiesti (Liga Nationala) in Romanian league.
He also represented Belarus at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 4.5ppg, 4.2rpg.
Meshcharakou has played also professionally in Italy (Alma Trieste) and Sweden (BC Lulea).
He attended Wake Forest University until 2012 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
On Meshcharakou: Athletic forward who runs the floor well ... Lefty who possesses the ability to knock down medium to long-range jumpers ... Multi-dimensional player who can guard different positions.
Outlook 2007:
The younger brother of the professional player Yahor, is a great small forward who can handle the ball with the same broadmindedness as a point guard. His three point abilities are great and he has a stable, over the average, percentage (around 43%). He has more than one ways to penetrate the basket while his size is helping him many times to get a position in the paint and gain rebounds from even much taller players. He is a smart player and a hard worker; he can pursue the opponent's defense by gaining space with his very long feet. The way that he triples gives him the opportunity to "see" the court easily which means that the assists are a part of his repertoire. Last but not least, he is a good defender and he can steal the ball from both taller and shorter players. He is definitely a Euroleague material and maybe with a hard work could reach the NBA
.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Astana tabs Justin Carter, ex Maccabi K/G - by Eurobasket News

BK Astana (National League) inked 30-year old American swingman Justin Carter (193-87, college: Creighton, agency: Pensack Sports). He played most recently at Maccabi Kiryat Gat in Israeli Winner League. In 29 games he recorded 14.6ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.2apg and 1.8spg (in top 4) last season.
Among other achievements Carter played in the final of Venezuelan LPB in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
Carter is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Carter has played previously professionally in China (Guandong Tigers), Russia (Khimki), Slovakia (Vahostav-Zilina), Turkey (Pinar Karsiyaka, Galatasaray, Tire Gucu, Vestel and Usak Sportlif) and Venezuela (Bucaneros).
He attended Creighton University until 2010 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

BK Astana roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Rustam Yargaliyev
Hordur Vilhjalmsson
Anatoly Kolesnikov
Justin Carter
Anthony Clemmons

Forwards:
Larry Gordon
Ike_Joseph Udanoh
Denis Degtyarev

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Kazakhstan



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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Kazakhstan



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  WORLD CUP  

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 



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  ZAMBIA  


Unza Pacers, Matero Magic Both Win in (MBA) League - by Eurobasket News

UNZA Pacers and Matero Magic at the weekend both won to stay ahead with identical records while Napsa Hurricanes outlast Nishati Denvers in the Midlands Basketball Association (MBA) league.
Pacers 84-74 Buffaloes
The rejuvenated Pacers remained on top of the MBA standings after stopping the charging Green Buffaloes by 10 points as they have finally found some consistency this season. The Pacers have an identical record with their bitter rivals Matero Magic but the students hold a better head-to-head record against the defending champions. They both have only dropped two games, winning eight after 10 games with 18 points. Buffaloes are fourth having played a game less winning seven and losing two with 16 points. They have Munali Suns next in line while Pacers take on Denver.

Looters 61-87 Magic
The defending champions made sure they are on the heels of Pacers with a 26 points blowout of the LCC Looters as they try to mount another winning streak. Matero were irresistible last season as they went half of the season without dropping a game but have found the going tough this term as they have lost two already 10 games into it. Looters were out matched by the Magic and despite showing some glimpses of resilience, they never trouble the champions who had a comfortable evening. They are third on the standings a spot better than Buffaloes but have lost four, winning six after 10 games.

Hurricanes 99-91 Denver
Denver will get plenty from this loss but need to man up as they are second from bottom in ninth and it gets tougher with Pacers waiting this weekend. Elsewhere, Munali Suns torched the new comers Heroes Play United 92-59 as the Suns look to put some shine on a season that promised much got clouded too soon. The Munali team sit seventh a place above their opponents Heroes in eighth. The plucky Hawks blew away basement team Intrepid Bulls 89-54 to compound their Bulls woes as they look set for a quick return to League B barring a miracle.
Courtesy of: times.co.zm




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Women News


Albanian U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

5Silvi Sinani 178-F-01
7Bernada Rreshpja 176-SF-01
8Klea Verri 169-SG-01
9Orjana Hasani 178-SF-02
10Mirela Lugaj 170-SG-01
11Joana Meco 175-G-01
12Nisrina Kraja 168-PG-00
13Kledia Hudhra 180-C-02
14Virna Cobo 182-F-01
17Stela Shallo 180-F-02
18Kledina Hamataj 160-G-04
19Elisabeta Ahmataj 170-SF-01

Valbona Sako Head Coach
Gjyljeta Basha Assistant



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  AUSTRALIA  


Winterthur signs Toccara Ross, ex Albury LB - by Eurobasket News

BC Winterthur (LNA) signed 31-year old American ex-international forward Toccara Ross (184-86, college: Iowa State, agency: LBM Management). She played this summer at Albury Wodonga Lady Bandits in Australian SEABL-East. In 20 games she had very impressive stats: 15.7ppg, 7.8rpg, 2.3apg and 1.3spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Ross' team won Swiss League Cup in 2016. She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Honorable Mention in 2016.
Ross played at the South American Club Championships Finalist three years ago.
She is quite experienced player. Ross has played in seven different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). She has played previously professionally in Finland (Tapiolan Honka), Israel (Elitzur Holon), Puerto Rico (San Juan, Mets de Guaynabo, Cabo Rojo Turistas and Indias), Romania (Satu Mare), Uruguay (Malvin), Switzerland (Fribourg) and Colombia (Popayan).
Ross attended Iowa State until 2009 and it will be her ninth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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

Check also Complete Transfers List in Australia



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  BELGIUM  


Belgian U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

4Kadiatou Traore 170-SF-01
5Merel Knaepen 175-G/F-01 Houthalen Belgium
6Sam Van Buggenhout 175-F-01
7Yante Strumane 178-F-01
8Emma Van Thuyne 165-G-01
9Elena Vielfont 169-PG-02
10Pauline David 172-F-01
12Emma Bell 180-F-01
13Maxuella Lisowa-Mbaka 178-PF-01 Castors Braine Belgium
14Sarah Bell 180-F-01
15Zoe Rousseaux 187-C-02
16Kristina Ekofo 183-C-02

Jan Callewaert Head Coach Waregem Belgium
Philip Wolk Assistant Sint Katelijne Belgium



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  BOSNIA  


Bosnia and Herzegovina U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Bosnia and Herzegovina U16 National Team 2017
#s#
Ksenija Mitric
Mitric
Sanja Radulovic
Radulovic
Dragana Zubac
Zubac
Ines Babic
Babic
#e#4
0Marija Keseljevic 157-G-01
3Jovana Kovacevic 191-C-01
4Ksenija Mitric 162-PG-01 Celje Slovenia
5Emina Selimovic 165-G-01
6Uma Bobic 180-SF-03
7Sanja Radulovic 167-G-01 Sloboda Bosnia
9Tanja Milosevic 175-PF-01 Crvena Zvezda Serbia
10Dragana Zubac 179-PG-01
12Anica Skrivan 182-C-02
13Ines Babic 178-F-01 Play Off Bosnia
15Merjema Bucuk 185-C-01 Celik Bosnia
51Azra Niksic 185-C-03

Slobodan Kecman Head Coach Celik Bosnia
Edina Ljubuncic Assistant Zeljeznicar Bosnia



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  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS  


BVI U17 Results - by David Edole

DAY 2
Guatemala leveled its record at 1, after a 98-35 win over the British Virgin Islands the Centrobasket U17 Women's Championship. Racking up 26 assists and taking full advantage of the opponents 52 turnovers, the team from Guatemala took over the game and never looked back. Every player from Guatemala added points to the scoreboard, as Gabriela Vallecillo led the scoring with 17 points.

DAY 1
El Salvador rolled to a powerful and dominating 101-54 win over the British Virgin Islands to kick-off Group A action. From the get-go, the Salvadorians took control of the scoreboard and the rhythm of the game with a 25-10 first quarter. El Salvador went-on to win all the quarters handedly, to celebrate the win. Alexis Rodriguez was the best for El Salvador, with 16 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, and 5 steals.

The top three teams from the Centrobasket U17 Women's Championship will qualify to the FIBA U18 Women's Americas Championship 2018.

On the last day of Group Phase, British Virgin Islands will take on Mexico at 12pm today and could be scene on youtube.



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  BULGARIA  


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  


Tarbes ink Michelle Plouffe - by Eurobasket News

Tarbes Gespe Bigorre (LFB) agreed terms with 25-year old Canadian international forward Michelle Plouffe (193-92, college: Utah) from USO Mondeville. In 27 LFB games in France she had 13.6ppg, 6.7rpg, 3.3apg and 1.8spg last season.
Three years ago Plouffe was drafted by Seattle Storm (WNBA) in second round (19th overall).
She attended University of Utah until 2014 and it will be her fourth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Plouffe played in the final of NIT in 2013. She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French LFB Honorable Mention in 2015.
Plouffe has been also a member of Canadian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Canadian senior team since 2011 and previously for U19 National Team between 2009 and 2011.
Plouffe also represented Canada at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 1.7ppg, 1.3apg.
Plouffe has played previously for another French team Arras.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in France



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  CENTROBASKET U17  


Semifinals are set in Arecibo - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Guatemala - El Salvador 28-62
El Salvador knocked down Guatemala to advance into the semifinal stage. Alexis Rodriguez (170-PF-00) stepped up with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in the victory. El Salvador registered a 32:16 halftime lead. El Salvador went on a 21:5 run in the third term to clear off for good. Kimberly Villalobos (178-C-00) had 15 points and 11 boards in the victory. Gabriela Vallecillo (168-PG-00) and Arlene Gonzalez (160-F-00) had 6 points each for Guatemala.

British Virgin Islands - Mexico 29-110
Mexico clinched the third straight win in Group A. They raced past British Virgin Islands to remain undefeated. Sofia Payan (167-SF-00) scored 16 points to pace the winners. Mexico jumped to a comfortable 57:20 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the win. Karla Martinez (180-F-00) had 15 points in the victory. Shauliqua Fahie (173-F-00) replied with 9 points and 9 rebounds for British Virgin Islands.

Group B
Bahamas - Puerto Rico 35-99
Puerto Rico dropped Bahamas to finish the preliminary round undefeated. Nairimar Vargas (182-F-00) tallied 16 points for the hosts. Puerto Rico established a comfortable 49:19 halftime lead. They went on a 28:5 run in the third term to clear off for good. Nadechka Reyes (162-G-00) had 14 points in the win. Valicia Demeritte (F-00) had 7 points for Bahamas.

Costa Rica - Surinam 71-53
Costa Rica outgunned Surinam to seal their semifinal appearance. Valeria Gonzalez (162-SG-02) nailed 18 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in the win. Surinam recorded a 13:7 lead ten minutes into the game. Costa Rica responded with a 16:8 run in the second frame to eke out a 23:21 halftime lead. They erupted for 48 points in the second half to race to the victory. Laura Castro (179-F-00) and Fiorella Mendez (160-PG-01) tossed in 8 points each for the winning side. Jolaine Nijman (02) replied with 10 points for Surinam.




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.




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  DENMARK  


Danish U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

4Thea Mikkelsen 169-G-01
5Alberte Rimdal 172-G-02
6Emilie Larsen 174-F-01
7Nikoline Agmund 166-G-01
8Tami Jacobsson 171-G-01
9Caroline Gylstroff 178-F-01
10Caroline Rasmussen 175-F-01
11Andrea Larsen 172-F-01
12Malene Pedersen 176-G-01
13Katrine Jessen 187-G-01
14Emma Persson 179-C-01
15Julianna Okosun 192-C-01

Susie Heede-Andersen Head Coach
Elisabeth Hansen Assistant
Ole John Nielsen Assistant



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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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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16  

Div B. - by Greg

Points Per Game
 Dragana ZUBAC
  (179-PG-1)
  Avg: 27
 1. Zubac, BIH27.0 
 2. Bell, BEL26.0 
 3. Kuier, FIN25.0 
 4. Kosmach, UKR25.0 
 5. Van-B., BEL21.0 
 6. Chatzileonti, GRE21.0 
 7. Mitreva, MKD20.0 
 8. Anna-Gret, EST20.0 
 9. Grimsdottir, ISL19.0 
 10. Krimili, GRE19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Asta GRIMSDOTTIR
  (180-F-1)
  Avg: 22
 1. Grimsdottir, ISL22.0 
 2. Kuier, FIN20.0 
 3. De-Rond, LUX15.0 
 4. Olsen, LUX12.0 
 5. Okosun, DEN10.0 
 6. Kyrkjebo, NOR10.0 
 7. Jessen, DEN10.0 
 8. Christie, ENG9.0 
 9. Chatzileonti, GRE9.0 
 10. Williamson, IRL9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Emma VAN THUYNE
  (165-G-1)
  Avg: 10
 1. Van-Thuyne, BEL10.0 
 2. Keseljevic, BIH9.0 
 3. Knaepen, BEL6.0 
 4. Constantin, SUI5.0 
 5. Strumane, BEL5.0 
 6. Kass, EST5.0 
 7. Bracken, IRL5.0 
 8. Karsh, ISR4.0 
 9. Rodakova, SVK4.0 
 10. Anastasopoul., GRE4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Marija KESELJEVIC
  (157-G-1)
  Avg: 10
 1. Keseljevic, BIH10.0 
 2. Zubac, BIH8.0 
 3. Pekonen, FIN7.0 
 4. Kosmach, UKR7.0 
 5. Traore, BEL7.0 
 6. Chardon, SUI6.0 
 7. Van-B., BEL6.0 
 8. Strumane, BEL6.0 
 9. Markkanen, FIN6.0 
 10. Lisowa-Mbaka, BEL5.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Awak KUIER
  (194-C-1)
  Avg: 9
 1. Kuier, FIN9.0 
 2. Williamson, IRL3.0 
 3. Kohler, SUI2.0 
 4. Nikolikj, MKD2.0 
 5. Podhradska, SVK2.0 
 6. Kastelic, SLO2.0 
 7. Jessen, DEN2.0 
 8. Chardon, SUI2.0 
 9. Little, ENG1.0 
 10. Niksic, BIH1.0 


Division B. Day 1 in Skopje - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Bulgaria - Finland 41-87
Finland cruised past Bulgaria for the opening win at the tournament. Awak Kuier (194-C-01) tallied 25 points, 20 rebounds and 9 blocks for the winners. Finland registered a 44:26 halftime lead. They held Bulgaria to just 15 points in the second half to rally to the win. Noora Markkanen (180-SF-01) and Alexandra Ailus (170-G-02) had 14 points each in the victory. Iliyana Georgieva (180-F-03) answered with 9 points for Bulgaria.

Estonia - Norway 63-34
Estonia outgunned Norway in the opener. Asi Anna-Gret (172-G-02) stepped up with 20 points for the winners. Estonia used a 15:5 run in the second frame to build a 12-point halftime lead. They controlled the tempo in the second half and raced to the win. Ivetta-Elizaveta Okuneva (167-G-02) had 10 points for the winners. Kari Kykrjebo responded with 13 points and 10 rebounds for Norway.

Group B
Slovenia - Ireland 70-50
Slovenia knocked down Ireland in Group B action. Ajda Burgar (176-SG-01) connected for 18 points in the win. Slovenia posted a 38:28 halftime lead. They went on a 32:22 run in the second half to march to the win. Lea Debeljak claimed 11 points for Slovenia. Katie Walshe (178-F-01) and Katie Williamson (183-F/C-01) responded with 8 points each for Ireland.

Ukraine - FYR Macedonia 58-40
Ukraine raced past FYR Macedonia in Skopje. Veronika Kosmach (178-SG-01) came up with 25 points to lead the winners. Ukraine accumulated a 32:20 halftime lead. They stretched the gap at 19-point mark at the final intermission and marched to the win. Vladyslava Kiba (176-SF-02) had 11 points in the victory. Tijana Mitreva (174-PG-01) responded with 20 points for FYR Macedonia.

Moldova - Belgium 13-132
Belgium crushed Moldova en route to the opening win in Skopje. Emma Bell (180-F-01) accounted for 26 points for the winners. Belgium registered a 67:12 halftime lead. They erupted for 55 points in the second half to ease to the win. Sam Van Buggenhout (175-F-01) had 21 points and 8 boards in the victory. Milena Chiruta (173-SG-01) had 10 points for Moldova.

Group C
Israel - Greece 47-60
Greece rallied past Israel in Group C action. Ioanna Chatzileonti (184-PF-02) came up with 21 points and 9 boards for the Hellenes. The teams went neck and neck throughout the first half. The scoreboard read 32:32 at the interval. But Greece used a strong 17:2 run in the third term to clear off for good. Ioanna Krimili (175-PF-01) notched 19 points for the winners. Gili Eisner (175-SF-01) replied with 10 points for Israel.

Iceland - Luxembourg 49-56
Luxembourg fired past Iceland to open win count in Skopje. Sofie Olsen (183-SF-01) had 15 points and 12 rebounds for the winning side. Luxembourg eked out a 23:20 halftime lead. They followed with a 20:11 run in the third term to boost the gap at 12-point mark. Iceland narrowed the deficit in the final period but could not avoid the loss. Tanja De Rond (186-C-01) had 12 points and 15 boards for the winners. Asta Grimsdottir (180-F-01) replied with 19 points and 22 rebounds for Iceland.

Group D
United Kingdom - Denmark 53-67
Denmark held off Great Britain in the opener. Malene Pedersen (176-G-01) netted 16 points for the Scandinavian team. Denmark clinched a 44:22 halftime lead. Great Britain pulled closer in the second half but could not avoid the loss. Katrine Jessen (187-G-01) netted 15 points and collected 10 rebounds for the winners. Esther Little (182-PF-01) replied with 11 points and 8 boards for Great Britain.

Switzerland - Albania 102-41
Switzerland cruised past Albania at the start of their campaign. Charlotte Kohler (188-F-01) produced 18 points for the Swiss side. They jumped to a 52:29 halftime lead. Switzerland held Albania to just 12 points in the second half and rolled to the victory. Ymke Brouwer (183-F-01) netted 16 points for the winners. Bernada Rreshpja (176-SF-01) answered with 15 points for Albania.

Bosnia - Slovakia 91-51
Bosnia crushed Slovakia to gain the first win in Group D. Dragana Zubac (179-PG-01) had 27 points for the winning side. Bosnia recorded a 54:23 halftime lead. They went on a 21:6 run in the fourth term to secure the win. Ksenija Mitric (162-PG-01) delivered 17 points for the winners. Tereza Podhradska (190-C-02) responded with 15 points and 7 rebounds for Slovakia.




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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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Nya Jordan (ex Le Havre) joins Wiltz - by Eurobasket News

BBC Les Sangliers Wiltz (N2) agreed terms with 26-year old American forward Nya Jordan (183-91, college: Michigan). She has played for the last two seasons at Al Aplemont Le Havre in French NF1 league.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Jordan was voted Eurobasket.com Swedish Damligan All-Imports Team back in 2014.
She has played also professionally in Sweden (Visby Ladies).
Jordan attended University of Michigan until 2013 and it will be her fifth season as a professional player.
On Jordan: Nya is a 6'0' (1.83cm) US Forward that has very good moves inside and outside the paint. She is a very athletic forward that can post up, and shoot from long and short distance. She was member of Michigan Wolverines Women's Basketball Team and has overseas experience in Sweden (Damenligen) with a succesful pass with Visby Ladies in 2013-2014, where she was also in the All Imports Team 2014.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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Tarbes ink Michelle Plouffe - by Eurobasket News

Tarbes Gespe Bigorre (LFB) agreed terms with 25-year old Canadian international forward Michelle Plouffe (193-92, college: Utah) from USO Mondeville. In 27 LFB games in France she had 13.6ppg, 6.7rpg, 3.3apg and 1.8spg last season.
Three years ago Plouffe was drafted by Seattle Storm (WNBA) in second round (19th overall).
She attended University of Utah until 2014 and it will be her fourth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Plouffe played in the final of NIT in 2013. She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French LFB Honorable Mention in 2015.
Plouffe has been also a member of Canadian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Canadian senior team since 2011 and previously for U19 National Team between 2009 and 2011.
Plouffe also represented Canada at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 1.7ppg, 1.3apg.
Plouffe has played previously for another French team Arras.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FYR MACEDONIA  


FYR Macedonian U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

4Marija Dimitrijevic 172-G-03
5Stefani Kostova 170-PG-02 Pozega Croatia
6Elena Tasevska 178-F-02
7Albina Pljakaj 172-SG-01
8Katerina Dimitrovska 175-G/F-01
9Marija Ustijanoska 174-G/F-02 Struga 2009 FYR Macedonia
10Matea Nikolikj 190-PF-02
11Ilina Selcova 170-PG-02
12Tijana Mitreva 174-PG-01 Kozuvchanka FYR Macedonia
13Gabriela Modeva 184-F/C-03 Struga 2009 FYR Macedonia
14Matea Atanasovska 176-F/G-02
15Ivona Kozhobashiovska 191-C-01

Stojna Vangelovska Head Coach
Enver Miftari Assistant



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  GERMANY  


Paulina Koerner is a newcomer at Winterthur - by Eurobasket News

BC Winterthur (LNA) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old German guard Paulina Koerner (175-96). She just graduated from Columbia (NCAA). In 26 games she recorded 7.9ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.6apg last season.
As mentioned above Koerner is just out of the college and it will be her first season in pro basketball.
She represented Germany at the European Championships U20 in Matosinhos (Portugal) last year. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 5.6ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.0apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 26.1%, 3PT: 18.8%.
Koerner has played previously for Koeln and TG Neuss.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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  


Irish U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

4Abby Flynn 165-PG-01
5Ciara Bracken 165-PG-01 Liffey Celtics Ireland
6Lauren Darcy 160-PG-01 Templeogue Ireland
7Erin Maguire 166-G-02 Ulster Elks Ireland
8Anna Lynch 170-G-01
9Ciara White 177-F/G-01 Oblate Dynamos Ireland
10Niamh Kenny 170-G-01 DCU Mercy Ireland
11Mia Furlong 181-G-01 Glanmire Ireland
12Lainey Nolan 181-F-01
13Katie Walshe 178-F-01
14Alex Mulligan 176-F/G-01
15Katie Williamson 183-F/C-01 Liffey Celtics Ireland

Andrew Gill Head Coach
Seamas Donnelly Assistant
Ian Lynch Assistant



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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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  LEBANON  


J. D. Barnes hired as Chabibeh Chiyah head coach - by Greg

Owner Fadi Tabet have announced that former International All-Star J.D. Barnes is the new head coach of their Lebanese First Division, Chabibeh Club. Barnes served as an head coach with the GIE Lady Matrix (WUBA) last season. He replaces Zoran Visic (agency: Promotex ), who was named to the India National Team' coaching staff (head coach).

'We are very excited to name J.D. Barnes our new head coach,' said Chabibeh General Manager, Fadi Tabet. 'The basketball pedigree that he brings to Lebanon is as good as it gets in the First Division. We believe that his experience as a successful professional player along with his years of experience coaching in various FIBA Asia Cups will go a long way in helping teach the young players within our system what it takes to thrive at the next level.'

'I am honored to have the opportunity and challenge to lead our club,' said Barnes. 'I appreciate the confidence Fadi Tabet (owner) have shown in me to continue the development of our younger players.'

Barnes played 10 seasons in the professionally in over 11 countries. In 2012 he won a Silver Medal at the William Jones Cup in Taiwan. The summer of 2014 Barnes was invited to Minnesota Timberwolves training camp. After a great career as a professional player; Barnes has coach in the US minor leagues (WUBA), Williams Jones Cup (Taiwan), Copa Mitchell Cup (Dominican Republic and Mediterranean Cup (Spain). He was named Eurobasket.com All-MCC Coach of the Year in Barcelona, Spain.



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  LUXEMBOURG  


Nya Jordan (ex Le Havre) joins Wiltz - by Eurobasket News

BBC Les Sangliers Wiltz (N2) agreed terms with 26-year old American forward Nya Jordan (183-91, college: Michigan). She has played for the last two seasons at Al Aplemont Le Havre in French NF1 league.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Jordan was voted Eurobasket.com Swedish Damligan All-Imports Team back in 2014.
She has played also professionally in Sweden (Visby Ladies).
Jordan attended University of Michigan until 2013 and it will be her fifth season as a professional player.
On Jordan: Nya is a 6'0' (1.83cm) US Forward that has very good moves inside and outside the paint. She is a very athletic forward that can post up, and shoot from long and short distance. She was member of Michigan Wolverines Women's Basketball Team and has overseas experience in Sweden (Damenligen) with a succesful pass with Visby Ladies in 2013-2014, where she was also in the All Imports Team 2014.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @@TheFlashAgency)

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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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  MOLDOVA  


Moldovan U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

4Alexandra Popov 170-SF-01
5Irina Rudaia 166-G-02
6Fiama Troian 175-SF-02
7Iulia Bejenaru 170-SG-01
8Maria Terzi 178-G-02
9Milena Chiruta 173-SG-01
10Iuliana Stoianova 172-G-02
11Anastasia Cicala 167-SG-02
12Elena Cozonac 170-G-03
15Edera Maslova 178-F-01

Aleksei Lobanov Head Coach Irkut Russia



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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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Slovakian U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

6Martina Dovcikova 182-SG-02
7Timea Catlosova 185-F-01
8Alexandra Ciuttiova 187-F-01
9Alexandra Moravcikova 172-G-01
10Kristina Bohusova 175-G-01
11Sofia Beranekova 175-SG-01
12Zuzana Zahonacka 181-SF-01
13Ema Rodakova 175-G-01
14Sofia Virasztoova 173-SF-01
15Zuzana Vargova 185-F-02
17Tereza Podhradska 190-C-02
18Lucia Zilinska 190-C-02

Martin Krnac Head Coach



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  SLOVENIA  


Slovenian U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

4Masa Ocvirk 176-G-01 Celje Slovenia
5Dunja Novovic 165-SG-01 Jezica Slovenia
6Ajda Burgar 176-SG-01
7Sara Kastelic 173-SG-01 Jezica Slovenia
8Tia Tajhar 167-G-02
9Lea Debeljak 176-SG-01 Grosbasket Slovenia
10Hana Zupanc 182-F/C-01 Jezica Slovenia
11Sara Feratovic 183-F-01
12Yeisy Perez 174-SG-02
13Lana Santelj 184-G-01 Celje Slovenia
14Nika Horvat 185-C-01 Triglav Slovenia
16Manca Vrecer 178-SG-02

Gasper Sluga Head Coach Triglav Slovenia
Blaz Meglic Assistant
Grega Malgaj Assistant



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  SPAIN  


Tainta re-signs at Mann Filter - by Eurobasket News

Mann Filter Zaragoza (LFB) confirmed in their roster 16-year old swingman Ana Tainta (177-1). She played there last season. In only one LFB game she recorded 3 points and 1 steal.
Tainta is a very experienced player. It's very possible she may end her playing career at Mann Filter.

Mann Filter Zaragoza roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Paola Ferrari
Gabriela Ocete
Irene Lahuerta
Shacobia Barbee
Zoe Hernandez
Ana Tainta

Forwards:
Jaklin Zlatanova
Tamara Abalde
Leslie Knight
Vega Gimeno
Carolina Esparcia

Centers:
Lucila Pascua
Gisela Vega

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  


Swedish U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

4Elin Lindskog 162-G-01
5Emmy Malmborg 162-PG-01
6Mimmi Hahne 168-G-01
7Fanny Hahne 172-G-01
8Divora Alem 172-G
9Rebecka Ekstrom 173-G-01
10Tova Sabel 176-F/G-01
11Melina Curiander 177-F/G-01
12Emelie Erlandsson 183-F/C-01
13Josephine Back 182-F/C-01
14Lovisa Djurstrom 189-C-01
15Lisa Dahl 189-C-01

Lars Persson Head Coach
Karl Aspegren Assistant
Karin Inger Key Assistant RIG Mark Sweden



Johanna Wolde is a newcomer at Visby - by Eurobasket News

Visby Ladies (Damligan) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old guard Johanna Wolde (173-96) from Mark. In 29 Damligan games she recorded 5.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg last season.
Part of previous (2015-16) season Wolde spent at Fryshuset (BasketEttan). But in 6 games she averaged just 0.5ppg. She also played that season for KFUM Fryshuset.
Wolde represented Sweden at the European Championships U16 in Miskolc (Hungary) five years ago. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 0.5ppg.
Wolde has played previously for 08 Stockholm.

Visby Ladies roster for 2017-2018:

Johanna Petersson
Nici Gilday
Johanna Wolde
Tova Ihse

Coach: Paschalis Leras

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  SWITZERLAND  


Quiera Lampkins is a newcomer at Winterthur - by Eurobasket News

BC Winterthur (LNA) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old American swingman Quiera Lampkins (175-95, college: Ohio, agency: LBM Management). She just graduated from Ohio University (NCAA). Lampkins has played there for the last four years. In 30 games she recorded very impressive stats: 19.9ppg, 6.9rpg, 3.0apg and 2.2spg last season. She helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Mid-American Conference. Great season indeed as she was voted to All-MAC 2nd Team.
As mentioned above Lampkins is just out of the college and it will be her first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements her team won MAC East Division Regular Season for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). Lampkins received also All-MAC Defensive Player of the Year award in 2016 at her college time.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Paulina Koerner is a newcomer at Winterthur - by Eurobasket News

BC Winterthur (LNA) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old German guard Paulina Koerner (175-96). She just graduated from Columbia (NCAA). In 26 games she recorded 7.9ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.6apg last season.
As mentioned above Koerner is just out of the college and it will be her first season in pro basketball.
She represented Germany at the European Championships U20 in Matosinhos (Portugal) last year. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 5.6ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.0apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 26.1%, 3PT: 18.8%.
Koerner has played previously for Koeln and TG Neuss.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Winterthur signs Toccara Ross, ex Albury LB - by Eurobasket News

BC Winterthur (LNA) signed 31-year old American ex-international forward Toccara Ross (184-86, college: Iowa State, agency: LBM Management). She played this summer at Albury Wodonga Lady Bandits in Australian SEABL-East. In 20 games she had very impressive stats: 15.7ppg, 7.8rpg, 2.3apg and 1.3spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Ross' team won Swiss League Cup in 2016. She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Honorable Mention in 2016.
Ross played at the South American Club Championships Finalist three years ago.
She is quite experienced player. Ross has played in seven different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). She has played previously professionally in Finland (Tapiolan Honka), Israel (Elitzur Holon), Puerto Rico (San Juan, Mets de Guaynabo, Cabo Rojo Turistas and Indias), Romania (Satu Mare), Uruguay (Malvin), Switzerland (Fribourg) and Colombia (Popayan).
Ross attended Iowa State until 2009 and it will be her ninth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Swiss U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

1Emma Chardon 189-SF-02
3Ymke Brouwer 183-F-01
4Kathy Constantin 156-G-01
5Charlotte Kohler 188-F-01 Fribourg II Switzerland
6Laurine Walpen 162-G-02
7Morgane Gull 176-G-01
8Camila Martinez 183-SF-01 Geneve Basket Switzerland
9Virginie Bruchez 172-G-01 Helios Switzerland
10Elea Jacquot 184-F-01
13Cloe Marie 173-SG-01
14Margaux Gotschmann 184-F-01
15Yelena Luap 182-F-01

Walter Montini Head Coach Riva Switzerland
Danijel Brankovic Assistant Sion Basket Switzerland



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Orduspor keeps Meric for another season - by Eurobasket News

Orduspor (TKBL) re-signed Burcak Meric. She played there last season. In 5 TKBL games she recorded 4.8ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.4apg.
The previous (15-16) season Meric played at 55 Genclik where in only one TKBL game she had just 2 points.

Orduspor roster for 2017-2018:

Sebnem Ozcelik
Olena Staschuk
Tuba Kaya
Gulay Gul
Naile Arslan
Burcak Meric
Elzem Arat

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Orduspor keeps Arslan for another season - by Eurobasket News

Orduspor (TKBL) re-signed Naile Arslan. She played there last season. In 15 TKBL games she averaged just 2.1ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.1apg.
Arslan previously for Mepsan Spor.

Orduspor roster for 2017-2018:

Sebnem Ozcelik
Olena Staschuk
Tuba Kaya
Gulay Gul
Naile Arslan
Elzem Arat

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kaya re-signs at Orduspor - by Eurobasket News

Orduspor (TKBL) confirmed in their roster 26-year old Tuba Kaya (91). She played there last season. In 35 TKBL games she recorded 5.1ppg and 2.6rpg.
The previous (15-16) season Kaya played at Edremit where in 19 TKBL games she averaged just 2.1ppg and 1.2rpg. She helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
Kaya won Turkish TBB2L championship title in 2010.
She has played previously for four other teams: Alanya Bld, Nigde Turk Telekom, Nevsehir Uni and Ferko Ilgaz.

Orduspor roster for 2017-2018:

Sebnem Ozcelik
Olena Staschuk
Tuba Kaya
Gulay Gul
Elzem Arat

By Eurobasket Data Center

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J. D. Barnes hired as Chabibeh Chiyah head coach - by Greg

Owner Fadi Tabet have announced that former International All-Star J.D. Barnes is the new head coach of their Lebanese First Division, Chabibeh Club. Barnes served as an head coach with the GIE Lady Matrix (WUBA) last season. He replaces Zoran Visic (agency: Promotex ), who was named to the India National Team' coaching staff (head coach).

'We are very excited to name J.D. Barnes our new head coach,' said Chabibeh General Manager, Fadi Tabet. 'The basketball pedigree that he brings to Lebanon is as good as it gets in the First Division. We believe that his experience as a successful professional player along with his years of experience coaching in various FIBA Asia Cups will go a long way in helping teach the young players within our system what it takes to thrive at the next level.'

'I am honored to have the opportunity and challenge to lead our club,' said Barnes. 'I appreciate the confidence Fadi Tabet (owner) have shown in me to continue the development of our younger players.'

Barnes played 10 seasons in the professionally in over 11 countries. In 2012 he won a Silver Medal at the William Jones Cup in Taiwan. The summer of 2014 Barnes was invited to Minnesota Timberwolves training camp. After a great career as a professional player; Barnes has coach in the US minor leagues (WUBA), Williams Jones Cup (Taiwan), Copa Mitchell Cup (Dominican Republic and Mediterranean Cup (Spain). He was named Eurobasket.com All-MCC Coach of the Year in Barcelona, Spain.



Kristina King signs at Unio Esportiva Mataro; ex GIE Lady Matrix - by Mike Amico

Eurobasket News
8/17/2017

Unio Esportiva Mataro (Spain) landed 24-year old American international guard Kristina King (5'11''-G/F-92, college: Richmond) . The last season King played at Esperance Sportive Pully in Swiss LNA where in 21 games she averaged impressive Score-5 (20.2ppg), 7.9rpg, Assists-4 (4.4apg) and Steals-3 (3.2spg). She can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA 2nd Team.

This summer King led the GIE Lady Matrix to their first Mediterranean Cup Championship in Barcelona, Spain. She was named Eurobasket.com All-Mediterranean Cup MVP while averaging an event best 26.0 points per game.

"Kristina was our number one focus this off-season", said head coach Adria Castejon . Our focus and goal is to join LF2 next season; Kristina will get us there.

She has played previously professionally in Iceland (Grindavik) and Romania (Cluj Napoca). Like Switzerland she was also named Eurobasket.com All-Import Team.

King attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on she way to pro basketball. She was named MVP of the summer league and received several WNBA camp invites.

She attended University of Richmond until 2014 and it will be her fourth season in pro basketball.
King's game is described as: Kristina King is a great scorer, that can run the court with the ball very easily and can penetrate. She is a good short and long distance shooter. She is coming from a very big program the University of Richmond, where she was a leader for her school. She can play equally the position of Shooting Guard and Small Forward.

By Eurobasket Data Center



TG Neuss Tigers tab Briana Williams; ex GIE Lady Matrix - by Mike Amico

WUBA Offseason Signing
8/17/2017

TG Neuss Tigers (2.Bundesliga) inked 25-year old American guard Briana Williams (5'7''-G-92, college: Mercer, agency: PEPI SPORT) . She played in the summer at GIE Matrix (WUBA) in the U.S. In 12 games she was second best scorer with impressive 20.2ppg and recorded 6.0rpg. A very good season in her career as she was awarded USBasket.com All-WUBA Co-Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and USBasket.com All-WUBA Rookie of the Year.

Williams has quite traveled the world as her pro career brought her to three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Williams has played previously professionally in Montenegro (Buducnost), Qatar (QLC Qatars Ladies Club) and Czech Republic (SBS Ostrava).

She attended Mercer University until 2015 and it will be her third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  UKRAINE  


Ukrainian U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

4Yaroslava Ivaniuk 160-G-02
8Alina Zozulia 178-F-02
10Olena Tarhonska 176-SF-02
12Diana Berezova 167-SG-02
15Anastasiia Konstantynovska 187-C-01
16Vira Cherkaska 184-F-02
17Myroslava Topchyi 176-F-01
22Veronika Kosmach 178-SG-01
23Daria Dubniuk 169-G-02
25Vladyslava Kiba 176-SF-02
31Viktoriia Rostotska 184-C-02
50Olena Popova 170-PG-01

Valeriy Zhartun Head Coach
Oleksandr Cherednichenko Assistant DVUFK Ukraine
Serhiy Shemosyuk Assistant



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British U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

4Brahe Ashton 165-PG-01
5Rebecca Harwood-Bellis 175-SF-02
6Ashana Hinds 159-PG-01 Manchester M. United Kingdom
7Katie Bennett 174-SG-01
8Lauren Saa 176-PF-01
9Khia Lee 175-SG-01 Manchester M. United Kingdom
10Loren Christie 184-C-01 Oaklands W. United Kingdom
11Mia Sarkodee-Adoo 180-SF-01 Oaklands W. United Kingdom
12Pollyanna Storie 182-F/C-02
13Esther Little 182-PF-01
14Alexandra Baker 184-F/C-01
15Jade Guidolin-Duncan 180-SF-02

Matthew Harber Head Coach Leicester Riders United Kingdom
Kenrick Liburd Assistant Barking Abbey United Kingdom



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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



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Magic Sparks dominate MBA League - by Eurobasket News

In the feminine league, Magic Sparks obliterated Hotspurs 108-28 to remain the number one team in the MBA league ahead of Unza Honeys in second who beat bottom team Nishati Shells 80-25. Napsa Breeze saw off LCC Lootresses 65-53 and are in fourth place behind out of action Buffaloes in third.
Courtesy of: times.co.zm